Archive for September 2012
Brand new video release from Smokey Robotic. I love the sound of this track. Its both Smokey and Robotic.
Ok, the Ravens game comes on in about 20 mins so Ill have to make these next few posts quick. My inbox has been CRAZY full the last few days so Ill just post up the first few recognizable projects I come across. First up, a new EP from the man with the special character name. Featuring only one person; Schoolboy Q. Tracklist and download after the jump.
Download: Curt@!n$ - "23" EP
Uhhh, has anyone else see this crap? Long story short, Lil Wayne filed a law suit against Quincy Jones III for a documentary on...well, Lil Wayne and he didn’t like how he was portrayed. Instead of asking to re-do the documentary, Weezy decided suing was a better move. Well, not really because TMZ has released footage of Wayne's deposition and lets say its uhhh, pretty ignorant. If you haven’t already clicked "play" please do so now. Ill wait. (Jeopardy music playing). You finished? Yeah I’m still shaking my head too. I think this guy has had way too much ink injected into his skin. I’m interested in how this mess will ultimately turn out.
A few days late posting this video, yes. But who cares, its worth putting up a few days after the initial hype. Just think of me as the person who walks in the party late with an epic entrance. Yeah, I'm totally that guy.
Its so damn miserable outside right now. Its cold, its raining. I should be on my way for a night out of drinking and debauchery but I'm staying in instead and filling SXO with all the great goodness I can find. Speaking of which, while searching for some great goodness I came across this video from Moshadee and DJ Creestal (aka CM Jones). The smooth, sleepy sample and Mo's laid back flow are like the theme song for today. Now give me a second to figure out how to get my next post set up. Google changed the Blogger layout on me and the sh*t kind of sucks.
It's always a pleasure to find new music from someone you didn't expect to drop any new music. I wasn't expecting this new mixtape from STS anytime soon after his pushed it back early this summer so it was pretty cool to have it hit the net the other day. Maybe more artists should just randomly drop material. Shake things up a bit. This latest effort features STS flipping tracks from Kanye, Maroon 5 and a few others for a gold worthy project.
I step away from the site for 2 seconds and already Diggy is dropping (more) diss records against J. Cole. I have to admit that this time its justifiable. You see, while Cole was performing at a recent show in NC he took aim at Diggy. So whats an emcee to do?!? That's right, come back with an entire (dope) track, not just a few words. Score one for Diggy.
I walked up into my gym today and this track was playing (original, no the remix). Now you have to understand that I live in a pretty all white neighborhood so for this to be on the loud speaker was...um, interesting. Now we have Lil Wayne on the remix. How do I feel about it? Ehhh...Wayne is rapping about the same ol sh*t. I could see this as a skipped track on Pandora.
Its been some time since a new The Niceguys project was featured on SXO. I just happened to come across this new album by the Texas based group and these guys are just s cool as I remember. Featuring appearances from the likes of Bun B and Slim Thug. This isn't a free-bee but its worth the price for good hip hop.
Download: The Niceguys - "James Kelley" Album
You put T.I. and DJ Toomp in a room together and out comes trouble. T.I. promised by trap music back when he got out of jail the firs...uh, secon...wait no, the third time he got out of jail? Whatever, this joint lives up to the promise.
Listen: T.I. - "Track Back Jumpin'" (Produced by DJ Toomp)
Ahhh sh*t! Loso is back like you ain't KnowSo! Just Blaze on the beat. Hey...hey powers that be, can we get an entire Fab x Just Blaze project? For real, for real!
Check out new visuals from Cool Nutz off his latest project "Portland Ni%#a" which features appearances from Tech N9ne, The Grouch, Krizz Kaliko, Messy Marv, Mistah Fab, Bosko, and More.
How can you NOT have GFC on a track called "New God Flow"? Thad's right, you have to! And boy oh boy does he display why its a must. Dude...straight...killed it! September 18th is the day, Cruel Summer is the album. Now you know what would really make the cyper complete...Nas.
Listen to Kanye West, Pusha T & Ghostface Killah - "New God Flow"
It took everything in my power to not tweet that Ghostface was added to NGF. I found out on 8/26. He bodied it!!— PUSHA T (@PUSHA_T) September 14, 2012
Have you guys seen the previews for RZA's "The Man With The Iron Fists"? That sh*t looks crazy! Just as crazy (and dope) as this match up off the film's soundtrack. Funny, I was talking with a friend about how movie soundtracks have all but become non-existent. I honestly think this would be one I would spend my hard earned pennies on. The full soundtrack drops 10/23.
Check out the latest track from David Dallas which aired on ESPN's "Hey Rookie: Welcome to the NFL".
Check out the 3rd single off Curtiss' Atychiphobia: The Fear of Failure coming soon.
Summer time cookouts may have to wait until next year, but Uptown XO refuses to let the "Good Vibes" pass us by. XO's The Color Grey drops October 1st.
New music from Nando off the upcoming SpreadLove mixtape. Check out what Nando has to say about this track:
I finally have a final release date for my mixtape as well as a 1st single I
would like to present to you. The track is called "1988 (The Crack Era)" simply
because that's the year I was born and that's when D.C. was at it's most
dangerous...Right now I'm at the point in my life where I'm living to
survive...I have a job that I honestly don't enjoy being at because music is my
love & passion. But living in the DMV is sooo discouraging. You have one
type of sound that is glorified for all the WRONG reasons...Out of that created
my fustration and birthed this record.
I talk about everything from my
trust issues to how I honestly think I'm the nicest in the DMV...Stories of an
SpreadLove drops 10/11/12
While I would have prefered an original track featuring these 2, this Flying Lotus remix of Frank Ocean's "Thinking About You" is still pretty interesting. Its faster, harder and has Flying Lotus written all over it.
The funny thing about playing catchup is the fact that you feel like you can never catch up. The last few days have been crazy and I havent been able to give all you SXO fans too many goodies. Case in point, this nifty little mixtape from Terry Urban and Michael Hurley. Featuring cuts from A$AP Rocky, Trick Daddy, Flatbush Zombies, Outkast and more. Click here to stream and download below. Moving on.
Download: Terry Urban - "Trap$hion" Mixtape
01 ASAP Rocky-Pretty Flacko
02 Iggy Azalea-My World
03 Three Six Mafia-Sippin On Syrup
04 Crucial Conflict-Hay
05 Juicy J-A Zip & Double Cup
06 ASAP Rocky-Trilla
07 Gansta Boo-Where Dem Dollaz At
08 Tela-Sho Nuff
09 Trick Daddy-Nann
10 ASAP Rocky-Wassup
11 UGK-Pocket Full Of Stones
12 Gucci Mane-Trap House
13 Riff Raff-Jose Canseco
14 ASAP Rocky-Goldie
15 Flatbush Zombies-Thug Waffle
16 Cool Breeze- Cre A Tine
17 Juicy J-Slob On My Knob
18 Bone-No Surrender
19 8 Ball & MJG-Throw Your Hands Up
20 Hot Boyz-Hot Girl
21 Iggy Azalea-Murda Bizness
22 Tru-Freak Hoes
23 Gucci Mane-Go Ahead
Its Sunday, I just finished cooking some booomb ass burgers on the grill and now its time to you all that SXO special attention. Miguel's sophomore project is set to hit shelves on October 2nd. To keep everyone happy until then, he just released this pre-album EP. Sorry to all you download junkies, but this is stream only. As a side note, I really wish dude would get rid of the S-Curl high top. Just saying.
I know there were a lot of "rumored" tracklists floating around for a while (none of which I entertained because we all know how that goes). Now, thanks to Amazon, we have the official line up for Yeey and the Gang's latest musical effort. A lot of the album we've already heard from recent leaks and the rest doesn't seem too surprising. Whether or not I'm blown away, I'm sure it will still do some pretty impressive #'s. Thoughts?
Cruel Summer Tracklist:
01. Kanye West, R. Kelly – “To The World”
02. Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean – “Clique”
03. Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz – “Mercy”
04. Kanye West, Pusha T, Ghostface Killah – “New God Flow”
05. Raekwon, Pusha T, Common, 2 Chainz, CyHi Da Prynce, Kid Cudi & D’Banj – “The Morning”
06. Kanye West & DJ Khaled – “Cold”
07. The-Dream, Pusha T & Ma$e – “Higher”
08. John Legend, Travi $ Scott, Teyana Taylor, CyHi Da Prynce & Malik Yusef – “Sin City”
09. Kanye West, Big Sean, 2 Chainz & Marsha Ambrosius – “The One”
10. Kid Cudi – “Creepers”
11. John Legend & Teyana Taylor – “Bliss”
12. Kanye West, Chief Keef, Pusha T, Big Sean & Jadakiss – “Don’t Like (Remix)”
Earlier today I gave you the visuals to Ellie's "Anything Could Happen" and now we have a pretty interesting remix from none other than Blood Diamonds. I...I hate to say it, but I like the remix version better than the original.
The hype for this track has been building and building and now we finally have the full version. Yeezy, Hov and Big Sean = Clique. Cruel Summer drops 9/18.
Ellie Goulding is on a serious hot streak. Her club hit "Lights" is tearing up the airwaves and from the sound of this new track it sounds like the formula is working. "Anything Could Happen" is off of her new album, Halycon, which drops 10/9. Is it just me or are there a lot of new albums being released next month? I guess everyone is trying to get it in before the election takes center stage in November.
Yeah, you are reading that correctly. LA's own Styles of Beyond enlist the assistance of Grammy award winning artist Michael Bublé for their latest single off the upcoming album Reseda Beach. Unfortunately, the Bublé featured version will not appear on the album but feel free to swap that one out with this. Now all we need is a Styles of Beyond x Mike Shinoda track to keep me happy. Reseda Beach drops on 10/23.
And just like that, the wait is over. Featuring appearances from J. Cole, Young Jeezy, King Chip, Tyga and more. #Detroit!
Download: Big Sean - "Detroit" Mixtape
Looks like this track isn't a rumor. TMZ let loose a brief (very brief) snippet of the Hit-Boy produced Yeezy, Sean and Hova collab. I mentioned earlier that I was hoping this didn't disappoint, and from what I hear so far I don't think it will. Hopefully we get the full version later this week.
Colin is back on the scene in a major way with his new mixtape, Unsung Hero. Everything about this project is dope. So dope that I would have posted is yesterday when it dropped but I was too busy rocking to all the tracks. Featuring appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, RZA, Pusha-T, Cassie and more. Yeah, its that dope.
Download: Colin Munroe - "Unsung Hero" Mixtape
Earlier today Apple sent event invites to its September 12th event and what appears to be the announcement everyone has been waiting for; the launch of the iPhone 5. Apple has done an amazing job at keeping the details of the phone a secret for this long so this should be interesting. Hell, I cant front Im anxious to see what my new phone will look like!
I was flipping thru some old CD's this past weekend and came across a track by Cody ChesnuTT from back in 2004 that was pretty cool. It had a funky, gritty, soulful vibe that sticks with you. As you all know I feature music from just about every genre here on the site and I have no idea how I forgot about this guy. Heres a track off his upcoming album Landing On A Hundred which drops in October. Great music to smooth things out after a long weekend.
Thurz finally liberates his prequel to the upcoming album Blood On The Canvas. Featuring appearances from Killer Mike, BJ The Chicago Kid and Rich Kidd.
Download: Thurz - "517 W Queen Tape" Mixtape
Well lookie what we have here. The Kanye West web site features the above cover art for what appears to be a new track featuring Watch The Throne and Detroit's own produced by Hit-Boy. No word on when the new song will debut but not soon enough. I only hope this doesn't turn out to be a dissapointment.
Brand new music from the Sound FX duo.
We’ve been hard at work on our Sunset LP album but we decided to liberated
these remix tracks that we recorded while working on our album as an EP titled
Neverland. We remixed songs by XXYYXX and Jay Z/Kanye West as well as included a
couple of older tracks for our new fans. Hope you enjoy.
Download: Sound FX - "Neverland" Mixtape
My dude Lloyd has been missing from the air waves as of recently. Hopefully this new joint I just came across featuring Wale will let radio know he deserves just as many spins as Chris Brown. Not hating, just saying.
Looks like some artists decided to work on Labor Day. Check out 18 tracks of new work from Talib Kweli. For real, this joint goes hard. As surprising as it is, the Lil Wayne feature track is mean!
Download: Talib Kweli - "Attack The Block" Mixtape
I had no fu*kin idea there was a video for this fu*kin song? Hell fu*kin yeah! This track is A Fu*kin Mazin! haha. Press play fools.
After what some fans might say took forever, Lil Wayne finally releases his Dedication 4 mixtape. Featuring appearances from the likes of J. Cole, Nicki Minaj and Young Jeezy. The project isnt bad. I have to say I was expecting a lot worse.
Download: Lil Wayne - "Dedication 4" Mixtape
Damn, looks like we lost another great actor today. Its funny because I was just watching "Armageddon" with him and Bruce Willis which reminded me of how he seemed like a gentle giant. R.I.P. big dude. We'll miss you.
Mac liberated this track yesterday via Twitter. One of the better joints I've heard from Mac so far this year.
Brand new music from Stalley off his Songs by Me series. Production courtesy of Cardo. I wonder what he looks like without the beard?
Wiz hops on one of my favorite Miguel tracks for a pretty cool remix. I think the song is a stellar stand out by itself but Wiz' verse doesn't hurt. Countdown to THIS being the only version played on the radio in 5,4,3,2...
Download: Miguel feat. Wiz Khalifa - "Adorn" Remix