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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Album Review: Brother Ali - Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color

I'm going to review a few albums over the next few weeks which have been COMPLETELY looked over. These albums are EASILY the best of 2012 and let's start off with Brother Ali's Mourning in America!


Brother Ali has been known across the underground scene with his ability to spit stories. His lyrical capacity has never been up for discussion, because frankly this dude kills it. The stories Brother Ali spits are so true and inspiring, you can't help but appreciate his music.  Born with Albinism and considered legally blind, the homey lets everyone knows he is a man of no race for the concept of racial identity is made up - a strong testament of his inspirational mind set.  

Where do I start with this album? This album is the definition of "Feel Good" music. Stalley calls in "Intelligent Trunk Music".  On the eve of the upcoming presidential election, Brother Ali decided to compose music to completely represent the current state of the United States, instead of shouting from the soapbox.  In the manner of how he presented himself on this album, you feel as if you're being lectured by one of the forefathers of the country.  The poetic nature of his rhyming, over immaculately produced music, makes you sit back and absorb the knowledge and truth Brother Ali is trying to portray.  Even though his rhymes are filled with extremely clever word play, he makes it a point that the overall message doesn't get misconstrued or ignored.  His voice is perfectly clear and his pronunciation is on point, while providing a flow that is so smooth, soothing and inspiring all at the same damn time.  

Friday, October 12, 2012

Torae – Vixens


Torae killing the Alicia Keys beat!

Kanye West – White Dress


Like I said before, The Man With the Iron Fist is going to be the best soundtrack/album of the year!

A-Game – Money Made Me Do It (Remix) ft. Ryan Leslie


The T.O. producer has some skills!

Freeway – Jungle


PHILLY FREEZER!

Young Jeezy – Get Right


The snowman fresh off of pushing Rick Ross into a mirror!

Consequence – Too Easy


ITS THE CONS!

Dom Kennedy – My Type Of Party (Remix) ft. Tyga and Juicy J


One of the solid joints of the summer gets the remix!

Daz Dillinger – Once Again (Video)



West coast y'all

Usher – Numb (Video)



For the ladies...

Wayback Playback - A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation (Video)



It be one of those days...

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Chris Webby - Wait a Minute ft. Kid Ink and Bun B (Video)



Maaaaan...this joint is heavy

Styles P – I Know


Man...he knows about that stuff we pulled off...gon hafta change my name now...

Jon Connor – Dubby ft. Mickey Wallace (Video)



While you were sleepin...

Roc Marciano – Poltergeist (Video)



That's too much weed...

Young Chris – Hands Up High ft. Problem


Get em up!

The Closers (SonReal X Rich Kidd) – Money Money (Video)



VAN CITY meets T.O.!

D-WHY - Ballad of an Asshole (Video)


Please get D-WHY's "Don't Flatter Yourself"...its amazing!

Wordsmith - Essence of Life (Video)


Off of the King Noah LP out now!

Waka Flocka Flame - I Got Em (Head Shots) ft. Trae Tha Truth (Video)


Waka and Trae go in!

Ace Hood - Adorn Freestyle (VIdeo)


Ace with another freestyle for y'all

Iggy Azalea - Trapgold (Mixtape)


Iggy with the mixtape wonder...GRAND HUSTLE PARTNA!

Download: Iggy Azalea - Trapgold (Mixtape)

Loaded Lux - You Gon Get That Work


If you don't know Loaded Lux, he is one of the legends of freestyling battling. He recently had a high profile battle against another battler by the name of Calicoe where Loaded Lux went in! At one point, Loaded Lux told him You Gon Get That Work...boom internet exploded! Twitter, Facebook, T-Shirts...hell even Jay-Z himself quoted the dude.

So of course he's gon bang one of based on it!

YOU GON GET THAT WORK!


angel haze - Werkin' Girls (Video)



I find her quite attractive...fresh off of her BET Cypher!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Rick Ross - Black Bar Mitzvah (Mixtape)/Birthday (Remix) ft. Diddy/Diced Pineapples ft. Wale and Drake (Video)


Busy, busy man



Download: Rick Ross - The Black Bar Mitzvah (Mixtape)

MIXTAPE DROPS FOR THE WEEK! MGK, Macklemore, MellowHype, Xzibit and MORE!


Bunch of albums dropped this week! From Machine Gun Kelly's long awaited debut to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis with their solid project...but as I said before, I wouldn't post links to their albums because go support your favorite artist and more importantly, I don't want to get arrested for illegal music bull****! 

Here are the iTunes links for them (now if you really want the albums for free, you don't have to go farther than Google (type in the album name, followed by something like Mediafire or Sharebeast or Hulkshare or download) as well as the mixtapes and EP that dropped today!

Download: Dee-1 - The Focus Tape (Mixtape)

Download: Mikkey Halsted - Castro (Mixtape)

Download: Kingpen Slim - Triple Beam Dreams (Mixtape)

Download: Mellowhype (Hodgy Beats X Left Brain) - Numbers (Album)

Download: Maino and Superstar Jay Present The Mafia (Mixtape)

Download: Ca$his - Church on the Move (Mixtape)

Download: SAYITAINTTONE and Earlly Mac – Lord ‘N Taylor (Mixtape)

Download: Xzibit - Napalm (Album)

Download: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - The Heist (Album)

Download: Machine Gun Kelly - Lace Up (Album)

French Montana - It Was a Good Year ft. Curren$y and Mac Miller

Teaming up with Young Spitta and the Mac to let you know that it was a decent year for them

Fat Joe - Instagram That Hoe ft. Rick Ross and Juicy J


Umm...ahahhaa ignorance is bliss

JD Era - Smoking Good (Remix) ft. Gunplay


T.O. meets MMG

Joe Cool - Pray ft. Art Andrews


This dude is ill...

A$AP TyY - SYM/Ryder S*** (Video)



A$AP MOB WORD!

Wu-Tang Clan - Six Directions of Boxing


This soundtrack for The Man with the Iron Fists is literally going to be the best album of the year! MY DUDE STU FTW!!!!

Roc Marciano - Rocky II


Reloaded drops November 13th!

Nino Bless - Blue Skies


Blue skies occur due to Rayleigh Scattering!

Cris Cab - White Lingerie (Video)



You get the EP yet? Rise?

Gunplay - Rap Sheet


This guy is straight hilarious...

Cory Mo - Gettin' to the Money (Remix) ft. Talib Kweli, Killer Mike and Mitchelle'l (Video)



Cory Mo gets some solid dudes on his work...

Machine Gun Kelly - XXL Freestyle (Video)


Kels is the next one to show up on the freestyle...and he isn't doing it off of paper or a cell phone...

Eve - She Bad Bad


WOOOOOO RUFF RYDERS!!!!

Torae - 9 PM in Brooklyn/Non Cypher


Two drops for you to let you know what's up!

Pusha T - Pain ft. Future


Pusha is running the solo game with this one!

Joe Budden - Put it Down ft. Tank and Lil' Wayne


First drop off of the No Love Cost Mixtape dropping soon!

Nickelus F - Nice N' Wet


Yeop...

The Kid Daytona - Fly Away (Video)



Wow...

Meek Mill - Burn ft. Big Sean (Video)



I say AMEN!

BET Awards Cypher 2012!!!!

So three dropped today (October 3rd). When the actual awards ceremony plays on the 9th, expect this thread to be updated!

Cypher 1: Tito Lopez, Brianna Perry, Relly, Fame, The Kid Daytona and K’La [DJ Premier in the Booth]

Cypher 2: Core Masson, Kosha Dillz and Boy Jones (Son of ODB...its a spitting image...kid kills it!) [RZA in the Booth]

Cypher 3: Lil Niqo, Lil Waah and Lil Chuckee [DJ Premier on the 1s and 2s]

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Cypher 4: West Coast Y'all with Xzibit, YG, Kurupt, E-40, DJ Quik, Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Lion/Dogg [DJ Premier in the Booth and DJ Quik with the Tools]



Cypher 5: Grand Hustle with Iggy Azalea, Chipmunk, Trae Tha Truth, B.o.B and T.I. [DJ Premier in the Booth]



Cypher 6: Mac Miller, ScHoolboy Q, Hopsin, Mystikal and Jay Bird the Purdi Boi [DJ Premier in the Booth]



Cypher 7: Talib Kweli, Jean Grae, Ab-Soul and Sarkodie [DJ Premier in the Booth]



Cypher 8: The Man With The Iron Fist with RZA, angel haze, Joey Bada$$, Driicky Graham, Childish Gambino and A$AP Rocky [RZA in the Booth]



Cypher 9: Ruff Ryders with DMX, Eve, Cassidy and Murda Mook [Premo in the cut]

BET Hip Hop Award Performances!


Place was TURNT UP! Go check out my bredren at 2dopeboyz for the videos at the link below!

Videos for BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 Performances

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Flying Lotus – Flotus


Erick is going to like this one

Dag Savage (Johaz X Exile) Cali Dreamin’ ft. Fashawn, Co$$ and Tiombe Lockhart (Video)



Another collabo effort!

Fizzyology (Lil Fame X Termanology) – Play Dirty ft. Styles P and Busta Rhymes


So these two gentlemen are joining up for a collabo effort dropping November 9th...and if this song is any sign of how unreal its going to be..sign me up!

Pill - Scottie Pippen, Tim Duncan (Video)



The lost member of MMG still killin' it

DJ Scream – Hoodrich Anthem ft. 2 Chainz, Future, Waka Flocka Flame, Yo Gotti and Gucci Mane (Video)


HOODRICH!

Ghostwridah - Clique (Video)



You ain't messing with his clique

Trae Tha Truth - Remember the Rain (Video)



Real touching song for the women in broken homes...

Monday, October 8, 2012

Missing the Summer...Summer 2012 Mixtape


Getting cold out there...missing out on the Sun, the beach, patios...bikinis and summer dresses...

Here's a 2 CD mixtape of the joints which I believe best culminate the summer of 2012...enjoy!

Download: Eh-P Presents...Summer..Do You Miss Me? (Summer 2012)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Smash or Pass: Talib Kweli, Trae Tha Truth, Twista and Waka Flocka Flame!

Time to review some of the mixtapes that I have listened to in-depth!

Talib Kweli - Attack the Block

OHHHH MY LORD! This mixtape is better than the majority of the albums that are in the game today! Now Talib has dropped some solid projects in the past...but this mixtape produced by DJ Z-Trip is a breath of fresh air for me when it comes to Talib.

Sean Paul - How Deep is Your Love ft. Kelly Rowland



Blazin' with Sean Paul and the very beautiful Kelly Rowland

A-Game – Nuff Said ft. Ransom



BIG UP TO MY CANADIAN BREDREN!

Jadakiss - Just Cause We Paid ft. Emanny (Video)



YEZZIR!

Iggy Azalea - Down South (Video)



I mean, sex sells.  Trap Gold drops October 11th!

Mannie Fresh – Heal the World


Good to see this guy back in the game since his Cash Money days!