Archive for April 2012
Look out for Nas' Life Is Good, coming July 17th. FYI, we need MORE music like this in the game! Pull your pants up sons!
Listen: Nas - "Daughters" (Produced by No I.D.)
Ill be damned if this didn't drop today that I would be all over it! Apparently left on the cutting room floor, here we have a Dr. Dre produced track from Truth Hurts featuring (a less angry) Beanie Sigel. Circa 2002 or 2012, this joint is sick!
Download: Truth Hurts feat. Beanie Sigel - "Truth" (produced by Dr. Dre & Mel-Man)
This song has been stuck in my head all damn day! Out of all the 9,000,000 remixes, this isn't the best but I like Chuck and I cant stop humming this song so what the hell. Hopefully in a couple of months this will be a track that I used to know.
Download: Gotye - "Somebody That I Used To Know" (Chuck Inglish Remix)
Cudder puts the WZRD sound aside on this track as he gears up for the release of Man on the Moon III. No word if this will appear on the new album but who cares, its some new Cudi to add to my playlist. Production courtesy of Mr. Mescudi himself.
Urrrsher is back with more club ready tunes off his upcoming album Looking For Myself which is said to drop on 6/12/12. Now if we can only get back to the old Usher and Jermain Dupri sound.
Listen: Usher - "Scream"
Haha. This is pretty dope. BankShot and DJ Nick Castle, along with the sponsorship of LRG, cooked up this new short featuring some of your favorite rap lines being performed by...well food. Very original, check it.
(Spotted @ Hypebeast)
This project slipped past me on 4/20 (no, not because I was too busy celebrating). I honor of the Beastie Boys being inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Mick Boogie decided to put together this stellar mixtape. Featuring 80 minutes Beastie rarities, remixes, demos, live versions, out-takes and more.
Download: Beastie Boys - "The Grand Royal" Mixtape (Presented by Mick Boogie)
Ok so is this rapping Chris Brown thing something we'll have to deal with for a long time? Only this track missed was a singing Lil Wayne. Actually...never mind, lets never go back down that road. Production courtesy of Polow Da Don.
Download: Gucci Mane feat. Rapping Chris Brown & Lil Wayne - "Cyeah Cyeah Cyeah Cyeah"
Celeb Forever has been off my radar for a while. Then, like a baby mommy asking for child support, he pops up out of no where with 2 new tracks (a baby mommy would have a whole head of tracks, but you get the point). Off his upcoming project, Make Believers, featuring the likes of XV, Trey Songz, Chevy Woods, CyHi The Prince, and Smoke DZA. You either hate this dude or you love him.
Download: Celeb Forever feat. XV - "The Lost, The Forgotten"
Download: Celeb Forever feat. Donnis - "Make Believers"
Soooo, it looks like Lamborghini is entering the SUV game. Excited? Well, yes until I saw pics of the new Urus SUV. I honestly can say that I'm not that impressed. It looks like a concept Hot Wheels car I would have owned when I was 9. But hey, no matter what I think, Im sure a lot of million/billionaires will flaut their social status by coping one. #compensatingforsomething
I swear, Drake should have featured Clyde on "The Motto" instead of Weezy. No disrespect to Wayne but I this guy would have murdered the Hyphy sound of that joint. Ah well, heres the latest from Clyde Carson featuring Problem. Word is this is off Clyde's upcoming project Bass Rock 2 dropping in May.
Download: Clyde Carson feat. Problem - "Slow Down"
I cant front, I like "Cashin Out". Apparently, so does Juelz.
Download: Juelz Santana - "Cashin Out" Freestyle
The Cash Money rocker is back with a new track. This sound is a bit different that his harder edge rock/hip hop from previous releases. Do I like? Lets just say it'll take a few more listens before I adjust.
Mac Miller x Curren$y x Chuck Inglish. I honestly don't think there's any part of that equation that can fail. If you agree (not that you can disagree), press play and enjoy.
Download: Mac Miller feat. Curren$y - "Cold" (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
As a follow up to his WRKING beat tape, Chuck delivers 12 new self produced instrumentals. Download link below.
Download: Chuck Inglish - "WRKOUT" (Beat Tape)
I don't think there's been an Usher track that hasn't dominated the airwaves. His latest release, "Climax", is no different so it was no surprise when the remixes began pouring out. The best so far, that Ive heard, is this one from none other than Clinton Sparks. Perfectly packaged and ready for the clubs.
Download: Usher - "Climax" (Clinton Sparks Remix)
iLLA is back with new material and a set of visuals from his upcoming Max Ernst project which drops May 21st. I have to say this is different from what Ive seen/heard from iLLA. Different in a good way tho. Not too many people can pull off a dark hip hop track but I think iLLA did a pretty good job. Press play.
J.A.E. takes us back to the early 90's w/ a freestyle over the all time classic NAS "The World is Yours." J.A.E. is new on my radar but I'm interested in hearing some original material from the NYC native.
Download: J.A.E. - "The World is Yours (Freestyle)"
Brand new track from The ILLZ. Be on the look out for his upcoming project The Darkest Hour. Not to be confused with the terrible movie by the same name. Boy, that movie was sooo bad!
I'm just a few days late with this one but f-it, better late than never. In addition to this being the first single of Rocky's upcoming album LongLiveA$AP, this is also the first time Ive posted an A$AP track. I cant say that I was sleeping on dude, its just that...well..., yeah I guess I was sleeping on dude.
Download: A$AP Rocky - "Goldie" (Produced by Hit-Boy)
I apparently missed this when it fist dropped a few days ago (probably since its been forever since the Christian Rich duo has released anything new). They enlist the help of Pharrell as return with electro/house-influenced track. Word is this track is off their upcoming project Till Dawn. Check it out.
Download: Christian Rich feat. Pharrell - "Come & Love Me"
This is one of those Cinderella stories for me. Jarell popped up in my inbox out of no where and now every time I hear a new track I wonder why the hell he hasnt been on the radio all these years! Dude is talented, plain and simple. This is the second single off his upcoming Simple Things EP, and I can totally hear Big Sean or J. Cole as a feature on this one. Jarell has given me hope for the future of R&B.
Download: Jarell Perry - "Here We Go Again"
Ok, I know Im a few weeks late with this one but I just heard it on the radio today and *sigh...I have to admit, this sh*t is FIRE! Im not a Waka Flocka fan....well, at all, but I cant get enough of this track. Something about when it comes on I just jump on my living room furniture and start screaming "I Don't Really Care!"
I was beginning to wonder where the hell Phil Ade went. Here we get a new set of visuals for his track "Gone!" off the #PhilAdeFriday2 mixtape. Whats that? You dont have the #PhilAdeFriday2 mixtape? Well neither do I because I didnt post it. haha. so we'll both go HERE and download it.
I remember when I was 10 and telling cats they were "lost in the sauce" was the ultimate diss. Brand new music from Kid Ink w/ production courtesy of Jahlil Beats.
Download: Kid Ink - "Lost in the Sauce"
Its been a while since I gave you all a daily dose of some new SUPERB. To break the silence, check out the company's new Spring 2012 Snapbacks in featured styles Bloodshot Red, Strongevity, Tyrants and La Faction. Available now via the SUPERB online store.
Look out for a Shawn's new mixtape, Lovestory, and his debut album My Name Is Shawn which drops in July.
2015!?! C'mon Acura, you tease us with THIS and tell us we have to wait until 2015!?! Actually I'm not sure why I'm using so many exclamation points and question marks because I'm pretty sure I still wont be able to afford this car in 3 more years. But apparently Acura and Marvel have teamed up to tease the folks who have the bankroll and placed this beauty in the upcoming Avengers movie. Tony Stark...you are one lucky man.
(Spotted @ Autoblog)
Before the sound of 2 Chainz and Kirko Bangz, there was something called "real hip hop" and my big homie E-major has kept that term true to heart in everything he drops. This latest joint is the second release from the ENPT crew from their forthcoming collaborative project Serious Business. Press play and check out what really makes your head nod.
Download: EPNT feat. Sean Armstrong - "No Matter"
AC re-emerges with some new 'ish for the masses. I've known AC for years and I think this is one of the most slept on emcees right now. One 2012 album from this dude would mess the game up. Courtesy of a Nightmare coming soon.
Download: AC Feat. EHT Mills - "Switchblade (Freestyle)"
The Easter weekend had me running around all over the place so time for the site was limited. So lets liberate one more goodie before the weekend is over. Check out a set of new visuals from Curren$y and Wale courtesy of MTV.
Im about to head out for some Easter dinner at a family members homestead but before I go I had to drop some new Jay Electronica on that ass. Production courtesy of Just Blaze. This sounds like a rough mix so be on the lookout for a final version coming...well coming whenever Jay decides to let it loose.
Download: Jay Electronica - "Dear Moleskine" (Produced by Just Blaze)
This just made my day! Probably one of the best song reviews I've ever seen. This guy should review every new song that comes out from now on.
"I want to kill myself for not having that much swag." Hahaha
I think I just caught a VD after watching this video.
Hell, how about one more video from Drizzy. Since the last one he dropped confused me, lets see if this one is any better (*presses play). Ehhh, its better but still dumb. Am I being too harsh? I mean, why the hell is Lil Wayne wearing a panda bear ski mask at a bar mitzvah? Whatever.
Aubrey Graham releases the visuals for the title track on his album. I'm sorry but this video doesn't make any sense to me. Is she protecting him the random wildlife in the room? Or an avalanche? *Shrugs
And G.O.O.D. Friday doesn't disappoint. As promised, here is the first single from the G.O.O.D. Music LP featuring Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz. I have absolutely no idea with the person is saying in the background but its a great compliment to the beat. Listen below and purchase via iTunes. No freebies this go-round.
Listen Here: Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz - "Mercy"
Purchase Here: Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz - "Mercy"
Converse is back with another "3 Artists, One Song" featuring the likes of A-Trak, Mark Foster & Kimbra. Check out the video above and download the track below. Also make sure you head over to Journey's web site and check out 8 new Spring time fashion Chucks, available exclusively at Journey's
Download: A-Track x Mark Foster x Kimbra - "Warrior"
Now this...this is what Im talking about. This s*it looks funny. Im a man of crude humor (very, very crude humor) so this move looks right up my ally (see to me that sounded gross but Im going to leave it alone). Staring Mark Wahlberg, my next wife Mila Kunis and Seth himself as Ted. The move hits theaters July 13th.
I'm sure 99.99% of you have already heard the news/ rumors that Ye and Kim K. are a "couple." Exciting news to hear/ see? Not at all. I honestly would rather watch a documentary on using napkins to make origami. What is pretty dope is a new track from Mr. West courtesy of Mr. West. I'm also rather fond of the painting of white girl titties. Don't judge.
Listen: Kanye West - "Theraflu" (Produced by Hit-Boy)
They'rree baacckk. See you on G.O.O.D. Friday.
Mikkey teams up with Lupe to highlight the increasing amount of senseless killings in the Chi-Town area. I wish more high profile artists would step to the plate and speak on this topic instead of glorifying it over and over in their music. Check out the track and what Mikkey has to say about it below.
In light of “37 SHOOTINGS, 46 VICTIMS & 9 MURDERS” during Chicago’s first ‘warm’ weekend, the Trayvon travesty, 6-year old Aliyah Shell, and in honor of my cousins Ismail & Malik that were gunned down last summer...I felt as though this was the time to drop this song. Shouts to Lupe for helping me paint a vivid picture of what goes on everyday in Chicago and every other ghetto in America. Also, shouts to David ‘D.A.’ Doman & Jim LaVigne for providing us the perfect canvas to paint upon.
Special Dedication to Blair Holt and the hundreds of CPS students lost to senseless violence.
WE CAN NO LONGER WAIT FOR OTHERS, SEEMINGLY UNAFFECTED BY OUR ISSUES, TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS FOR US. SPEAK OUT AND SAY SOMETHING, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, DO SOMETHING.
Download: Mikkey Halsted x Lupe Fiasco x Jim Lavigne
Damn, there's a lot of good stuff being released today. Im having a hard time keeping up. But I strive to move forward for my SXO fans. Next up is a set of new visuals the Steve Aoki Dub Step party anthem, "Cudi The Kid." This track is off his latest Wonderland album. BTW, that is a creepy ass clown.
While I'm on the topic of new videos; check out the latest visuals from Stalley off his latest "Savage Journey To The American Dream" mixtape.
This is probably one of the single best ideas Ive seen in a long, long time and quite frankly I'm mad I didn't think of it myself. Designer clothing retailer, Ssense, has release an interactive video using tagging technology from WireMAX which allows you to purchase what the artist is wearing by clicking "Shop This Look." This works no matter where the artist is on the screen as long as you see a little "s" symbol you can click and buy the whole outfit or just pieces. All I can say is genious. Check it out, and make sure you pick up FKi's latest mixtape Transformers in the Hood available now via LiveMixtapes.
Ok, this is probably one of the better album covers Ive seen in a while. haha. Shout to the chick who was dirty enough to take the pic. Now if you're done staring at all that weed and ass, proceed to check out the actual music on the project.
Download: Smoke DZA - "Cuz I Felt Like It" EP
And its times like this that I wish I was really really rich. Not to say money is everything, but its sure nice to have enough of it laying around when you want to purchase something like this. Still in the concept stage, the i8 Spyder is the 3 vehicle in the BMW i series. I would bore you with the stats but Im sure most of you wouldnt care if this thing got 10 miles per gallon as long as you could afford to pull up to the club in one w/ a Coke and a smile.
New trailer video for the upcoming The ILLZ project "The Darkest Hour."
Dope new track from Mr. Donald Glover. Not sure if this is off an upcoming mixtape or album but either way the joint is knocking!
Download: Childish Gambino - "Eat Your Vegetables"
Kendrick Lamar and the one and only Dr. Dre?!? Yeah, I would just go ahead and press play on this one. Look out for Kendrick's TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records debut LP dropping later this year.
Kid Ink releases the visuals to the single off his debut album Up & Away. What are you thoughts on Kid Ink? XXL Freshmen worthy? I'll tell you what I think...I think the chick in the video is pretty bad. I'd have the best 60 seconds of my life with her. haha.
It's been a while since I posted something new from Clyde Carson. In all honesty, this isn't the best Ive heard from the west side native but I'm sure there are numerous strippers who use this on their set list that will disagree.
Download: Clyde Carson feat. Mann & A2thaK - "Yo Bitch"