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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Joey Bada$$ – 95 Til Infinity (Video)

The Summer Knights EP drops some time tomorrow and you know that ish will be the talks of the internet. NY is back with a vengeance!

Big Boi – The Thickets ft. Sleepy Brown (Video)

Man. Big Boi is unstoppable. Outkast are legends.

Bobby Creekwater – Girls Love Lauryn

Bobby goes hard on Drake's Girls Love Beyonce track. Someone needs to get this guy on a major label...can't believe Shady and him split up...

Bow Wow - When I First Met Her

Production by J. Cole with Bow Wow discussing a particular industry groupie

The Weeknd - Kiss Land (Video)

NSFW girl on girl action

Melanie Fiona – Cold Piece

T.O. Represent!

Wale Remixes with Iggy and Luke James


Iggy Azalea - Work (Remix)

Luke James - IOU (Remix)

Styles P – Enjoy The Atmosphere ft. Chris Rivers and Tyler Woods (Video)

Off of Float, which you can gripz now!

U-God – Fame ft. Styles P

Wu-Tang keeping that connect with D-Block. You know what it is...its the WU!

ANTHM – Imagine Nation (Video)

Smooth cut with the visuals now off of Handful of Dust...which is out now!

Madchild – Underground King (Video)

This guy is essentially dropping a video for every joint on his album...work!

Nakim – Mixtape ft. Danny Brown (NSFW Video)

If you're home...watch this...but make sure no one is watching

Mariah Carey – #Beautiful (Remix) ft. Miguel and Young Jeezy/#Beautiful (Remix) ft. Miguel and A$AP Rocky

The first two remixes for Mariah's joint out of the 5 that has been promised.  Much respect.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

M.I.A. - Bring The Noize (Video)

This goes out to my homey Marlon out in Chiraq right now...kill it homey!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Asher Roth - The Greenhouse Effect Vol. 2 (Mixtape)

What every happened to Asher Roth you ask? Well he drops this mixtape now but here's something about his trip through hip hop...

It was in 2008 when I signed my first record deal. Steve Rifkind took a chance on me after hearing a few bars about equality and an animated Gaby insisting ‘Do not let this kid leave the room.’ I celebrated like any 22-year-old would by dropping out of school and moving to Atlanta with a few of my college buddies. Scooter Braun took responsibility for us hooligans and fostered us into a seasoned starter home on Standard Drive. That Spring we let loose a compilation of recordings we made in our rat-infested basement dubbed The Greenhouse Effect Volume 1. Rounding up some local friends, we shot a video in our living room for a track called “Roth Boys.” The following weeks were spent yelling ‘We on the couuuch’ and/or ‘Who’s in your mouth!’ Excitement ensued and we intensified it by placing a song “I Love College” on my MySpace page. My beer pong skills soon went on to receive recognition and before long we had been plucked from The Greenhouse, released a ‘debut’ album Asleep in the Bread Aisle and placed on tour with fellow [XXL] freshmen Kid Cudi & B.o.B. The Great Hangover had begun.

My life in 2009 was full of experiences that happened so fast I’m glad we taped it. Asleep in the Bread Aisle debuting at number 5 on Billboard along with a successful nationwide tour had left me with somewhat of a career. I met a girl the summer after tour concluded and decided it best to spend my next chapter in New York.

I owe a lot to my time in New York. I met some amazing people who are still very impactful on my life today. I also learned that nobody really gives a fu*k. Not in a depressing, cynical way. It’s just that nobody cares about you more than you do. My manager, Scooter, had begun to harbor other talent and the business was starting to take the forefront. The label had begun its search for “I Love College II” and I was only interested in compiling household recordings over some of my favorite beats, which became known as Seared Foie Gras With Quince And Cranberry. I remember recording “I’m Eddy” and feeling like I had accomplished something. Something I was proud of. For the most part, nobody at the label really gave a sh*t. No offense to me, as I understand it’s their job to concentrate on hit records and not great verses over Dipset beats. Budgets became scarce as the label turned to expensive solutions to find something for the radio. All I could do was vent my frustration in an EP called Rawth with boom bap extraordinaire Nottz Raw.

By the end of the year my girlfriend and I had broken up. I had lost touch with my college buddies. My manager had become increasingly distracted and discouraged with my disobedience and UMG was beginning a major restructuring. Steve Rifkind’s SRC label was folding and I had become lost in the entire transition. The lack of direction and certainty inspired a song titled “G.R.I.N.D.” I remember being overwhelmed with that ‘When the going gets tough…’ feeling. I was so proud to play the song for record executives. I thought for sure an uplifting singalong coupled with an honest outlook on the daily work load would satisfy all parties involved. However, reality reared its ugly head and the reconfiguration of UMG left the song with no real home. “G.R.I.N.D.” was lucky enough to get the video treatment but no real push after that.

Disgruntled yet hopeful, I packed a small bag, bought a ping pong table and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game and dipped to LA. It was there without a car that I spent my time confessing into a microphone set up in my broom closet about life and other various topics. JP from Blended Babies had recorded these testimonies and provided me with a majority of the canvases. Chuck Inglish and I even made one in the kitchen. The two weeks of conversation turned into Pabst & Jazz. The recordings were cool enough to let Def Jam take a stab at the ‘What to do with Asher?’ conundrum. Still my latest sessions with Asleep‘s Oren Yoel couldn’t grease the label’s gears and a lackluster release of “Party Girl” left us feeling unfulfilled.

It’s no one’s fault really. We just weren’t aligned. Wrong place. Wrong time. Too daunting of a task to try and steal spotlight away from label bread winners and roster of talented artists without a ‘sure thing’ single.

Still there’s nothing I would change about these past 4 years. I’ve learned too much. I’ve learned about who I am. I’ve learned about where I am. I’ve learned about what I’m doing. I’ve learned about picking your battles. I’ve learned about patience. I’ve learned about communication. About being part of a team. I’ve learned to shut up and listen. These last few years have instilled in me an understanding that vision and commitment go a long way. That the scenic route takes time and isn’t easy but it is by far the most rewarding. I’ve learned to spend time with people you love. Doing what you love. To surround yourself with people who inspire and believe in each other. People who encourage you to just do your thing.

That is why I’ve decided to stray from the path UMG has laid for me and continue on the scenic route. I prefer to relay my music directly to my fans. Show them what it is I see. Share with them what it is I think. I enjoy letting you hear free-flowing ideas recorded in basements and broom closets. Who cares that they will probably never be heard on the radio? I want to be proactive and not reactive and I would rather nothing get in the way of the relationship I have with my family, friends, fans and my music.

I encourage you all to do the same. Do your thing. Do it every day. Do it unapologetically. Don’t be discouraged by criticism. You probably already know what they’re going to say. Pay no mind to the fear of failure. It’s far more valuable than success. Take ownership, take chances and have fun. And no matter what, don’t ever stop doing your thing.
Quite the inspiring story...enjoy his mixtape!

Download: Asher Roth - The Greenhouse Effect Vol. 2 (Mixtape)

Killer Mike X El-P – Run The Jewels (FreEP)

Drop what you're doing. Download this now. And let your brain melt into a goo of straight awesome.

Download: Killer Mike X El-P - Run The Jewels (FreEP)

Joey Bada$$ – Amethyst Rockstar ft. Kirk Knight

I don't know if my body is ready for this...Summer Knights EP drops next week!

Machine Gun Kelly - Breaking News (Video)/Black Flag (Mixtape)

He's bringing it live again! Fast paced rap at its finest!

Tech N9ne – See Me ft. B.o.B. and Wiz Khalifa

I like to call him The Innovator of Independent music. Tech N9ne is amping up for his next big project, Something Else, which drops July 30th which has a real interesting break-up being about Earth, Wind and Fire.  This one falls under the Fire portion...woooooo!

Ace Hood – We Them N*****

As always, I can't wait for his next album, Trial and Tribulation, to come out. July 16th!

Chamillionaire – Overnight (Video)

Off of his Elevate project

angel haze – Initiation

I don't know what to make of her yet. I think she has promise...just need to see if she makes something of it

Kidd Kidd – Happy Sad (Video)

Kidd Kidd get real smooth with us on this one!

Slim Thug X Paul Wall - Po'up Justice/Slim Thug X Z-Ro - Lovin' You (On My Mind) (Video)


Scotty – After Rap (Video)

Scotty my boy!

Bridget Kelly – Street Dreamin’ ft. Kendrick Lamar (Video)

Roc Nation holla

Wrekonize – Neon Skies (Video)

Recongize Wreckonize

Daft Punk - Get Lucky (Remix) ft. Pharell and Nile Rogers

11 minutes long...wow...

Slum Village – Summer Breeze (Video)/Braveheart ft. Havoc (Video)/Evolution (Album)


Download: Slum Village - Evolution (iTunes - Album)

Download: Slum Village - Evolution (Album)

Young Buck – Got Me On It (Video)

Dropping videos behind bars

Lil Snupe – Nobody ft. Meek Mill (Lil Snupe Tribute) (Video)

I wish death on no one. The rise in gun violence in the States has taken its toll on the young black youth.  Here is an artist who potentially would of done big things under the wing of Meek Mill and here they provide a tribute to someone who could've made something of his situation to provide.

Sean Paul – Entertainment ft. Juicy J and 2 Chainz

The reggae artist who started out with the Baby Blue Sound Crew is back at it again with his 6th Studio Album coming soon!

Curren$y and Young Roddy – Grizzly


Dom Kennedy – Never

Get Home Safely is his upcoming project and it drops before the end of the year!

Vinny Cha$e – Hustle ft. Kid Art (Video)

You know Vinny is a potential Game of Thrones fan when his upcoming mixtape is called Kings Landing

Ca$his – Mind On Money (Video)

County Hound 2 coming soon!

Sunni Colòn – Telekinesis

I like this guy. His sense of style is different but refreshing at the same time

Fabolous – Young OG

A freestyle to hold you up until the album

Tiara Thomas – 4 Dolla Bill

I co-sign this woman

Wiz Khalifa – Old Chanel ft. Smoke DZA (Video)

Papa Khalifa finds time to drop a video when he's not on diaper duty

Action Bronson – Heel Toe

Brosolino at it again! Harry Fraud production!

K-Ci and JoJo – Knock It Off

After years of my generation reminiscing about middle school slow dances to this song...and still slow dancing to this song...the gentlemen are back at it again!

Yonas – Girls Of Summer (Video)

Here's a quick question. What you fancy: bikinis or summer dresses?

Gensu Dean and Planet Asia – Bar MitzVah (Video)

Off of their collabo effort, Abraisons

Devine Carama – Dear Beloved (A Letter to Rapsody)

I first heard Rap when I moved to NC a couple years ago. She was a breathe of fresh air. Not just lyrically but content wise. I know she doesn’t like to be looked at as a “female” MC but rather a rapper period, but you can’t deny the alternative her style brings verses the “sex symbol” image that dominates most of the female MCs today. My daughters love her. I felt it was only right to show respect and love and hopefully turn some more people onto her.

Big Sean – Beware ft. Lil Wayne and Jhené Aiko

Oooooooh laawd this be good!