Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Stanley Bloom & Mike Ro Wave: Private Beats (Volumes 1 & 2) [Mixtape]


In 2009, Stanley Bloom and Mike Ro Wave (great name, by the way), set out to craft a collection of instrumentals alongside a set of unnamed artists and musicians from San Francisco to Brazil and back. They have now released two volumes, with the third and final volume to be released in 2012.


DOWNLOAD Private Beats (Volume 1)


DOWNLOAD Private Beats (Volume 2)

Wax: Eviction Notice [Mixtape]


Wax re-teams with DJ Booth for the follow-up to Scrublife, released back in March of this year. Fit with production from EOM and DJ Quickie Mart and rhymes from frequent cohort Dumbfoundead and Gotham Green, this is his first official project since signing to Def Jam earlier in the year.

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88-Keys f. Colin Munroe: Wake Up Call [Video]

88-Keys lets loose of the visual to an oldie but goodie in preparation for his December 1st mixtape drop.

Your Strongest Ally Interviews THURZ [Video]

THURZ takes time out to list his post-LA Riot plans and his plans for the new year.

21 Questions: Pete Rock [Video]

3 Little Digs Interviews David Banner (Part 2) [Video]

Last week we brought you Part 1, in which the 'Sipster talked Occupy Wall Street and the recent light shone on his home state. Part 2 takes the talk one step further as Banner reveals what he has in store - from the scoring of music to the study of genres outside of hip-hop.

B.o.B.: E.P.I.C. [Mixtape]


Bobby Ray drops a mixtape of E.P.I.C. proportions, enlisting the assistance of Big K.R.I.T., Bun B, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Mos Def Yaasin Bey, just to name a few.


Sam Champ: Sam Champ Remix (Instrumentals) [Beat Tape]


Last December Sam Champ partnered with Bama Love Soul for one of the best remix projects we have heard, flipping Erykah Badu's Soldier and D'Angelo's Left & Right, to name a few. Now the two have teamed again, double-backing to offer the instrumentals to each track.

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Montreality Interviews Ghostface Killah [Video]

Starks talks about the first job he held and also touches on the importance of faith in relation to success.

Therapy At 3 Sessions: Metronome [Video]

Even after the official release of Therapy At 3, Eligh and Amp Live continue to break down the meaning behind each track, shining the light on those that accompanied the duo in the production process.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sneakerheads (Documentary) [Video]

Kid Rock f. T.I. & Angaleena Presley: [Video]

Yelawolf: European Tour (Part 4) [Video]

Mannie Fresh @ Red Bull Academy Lecture 2011 [Video]

Q aka Quest: Quest-ions [EP]


Element Movement CEO Q aka Quest comes through with a q-uality release, featuring the standout title track Quest-ions alongside D. Selena.

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Wale: Barry Sanders [Video]

Wale likens himself to the NFL great in his latest video from Ambition.

The Weeknd: The Knowing [Video]

The Weeknd takes the Talking Heads route in the newest visual from Thursday.

Ludacris: Bada Boom [Video]

Luda rhymes like he's Back For The First Time in the visual accompaniment to Bada Boom.

WK Today: Live In Leeds [Video]

Mars-1: Everything Under The Sun [Video]

Dee-1 f. Kennedi Rayne: The Garden of Eden [Video]

Dee-1 takes viewers round the way in his latest visual from I Hope They Hear Me (Volume 2).

Sir Michael Rocks: Too $hort Back [Video]

Mikey brings along Tris J and Shorty K to spit some Premier Politics.

Chuuwee: Reign (Long Live The King) [Video]

Chuuwee lets loose of the latest visual from Watching The Throne, undoubtedly one of the best of the year.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Mac Miller: Black Friday [Mixtape]


Mac digs in the vault for a collection of unreleased tracks.

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C-Plus: Viernes Negro 2 [Mixtape]


Sac emcee C-Plus double-backs for the second installment in his Viernes Negro series.

DOWNLOAD Viernes Negro 2

Flowback Fridays: Hercules, Hercules, Hercules... [Video]


Aaron Neville: Hercules

Stalley: Hercules

Freddie Joachim: Patiently [EP]


BUY Patiently

Juan Deuce & Falside: The Mechanics [EP]


DOWNLOAD The Mechanics

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa f. Bruno Mars: Young, Wild & Free [Video]

Mac and Devin go to High School on December 13th.

Doomtree: Bolt Cutter [Video]

To celebrate the release of their No Kings EP, Doomtree lets loose of the first official visual from the project.

Rugz D. Bewler: By Any Means Necessary [Mixtape]


Although some Rugz supporters may have wained a bit, the DD172 affiliate stays headstrong, taking his time and crafting another set of quality cuts By Any Means Necessary.

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L'Orange: Old Soul [EP]


From L'Orange:

Billie Holiday is my muse. Her creative vision and stylistic integrity have influenced both my music and my writing. When I decided to work on this project, I wanted to approach it with respect for her music. I wanted these remixes to be both inspired by and dedicated to the life and craft of one of the most innovative and soulful singers of all time. Each track is designed to represent a significant part of Billie Holiday’s life.

Thank you for listening.


Live From The Control Room Beat Battle [Video]

From URB:

Live from the Control Room is a Bay Area based hip hop production platform created by Quality Control Marketing and pro audio school SAE. The Live from the Control Room series includes a 16 producer beat battle, concert series, a string of music videos, and a professionally produced EP featuring the Bay Area’s top MC’s paired up with the hottest up and coming producers.

The first phase of the series was the 'Live from the Control Room' Producer Battle and concert, which took place this past September. The battle was comprised of 16 up and coming producers from the Bay Area, with the judging panel comprised of four of the top MC’s – A-Plus (Souls of Mischief/Hieroglyphics), Lateef the Truthspeaker (Latyrx/Quannum), Moe Green (iM/Out Crowd), and DaVinci (SWTBRDS/Thorobred). The top 4 producers from the battle then were paired with the four MC’s to record and create an EP and video series.

Stay tuned for brand new videos chronicling the recording of the official 'Live from the Control Room' EP, filmed by the one and only Casual from Hieroglyphics and Roy Miles Jr.. Look out for the EP to be released early 2012, and the final video from the winning tandem of Lambo Gott Em and A-Plus.

The Roots vs. Cupcake [Video]

Jon Stewart could not have played this one better! This past Monday on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Roots granted Cupcake her best intro yet, playing Lyin' Ass Bitch (by Fishbone) as she took her seat on set. Below is her verbal response to the ingenious antic:

This is an outrage. The point is, if that had been Michelle Obama who had come out on the stage and that song had been played to Michelle Obama, I have no doubt that NBC would have apologized to her. This is clearly a form of bias on the side of the entertainment elite.

More like Dumb Ass Bitch...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Da$h: High Score (LIVE) [Video]

Da$h performs his Ski Beatz-produced single LIVE on the Frisco stop of the Hip-Hop & Love Tour.

The Smokers Club Tour 2: Dallas

The Smokers Club Tour 2: Las Vegas [Video]

Soulwax: Pin-Ups (NSFW) [Video]

Soulwax (aka 2ManyDJs), in addition to their sonic production for others, specialize in mashing and mixing old and new music, oftentimes melding two groups that would likely never be placed in the same room much less in the same mix. Their latest project consists of 24 1-hour sets, featuring albums bearing nude women on the cover, each accompanied by visuals not suitable for work.

Amy Winehouse: Me & Mr. Jones (NSFW) [Video]

SCION presents Prince Paul: Episode 1 (Grease-Dripping Garage Fest) [Video]

Episode 2 gives viewers a glimpse into garage music, highlighting The Spits, Hunx and His Punx, Best Coast, King Khan and others.

SCION presents Prince Paul: Episode 1 (Beating Up New York) [Video]

The Handsome Boy Modeling School alum and former Stetsasonic frontman leads Scion's team through New York, detailing some of hip-hop's history along the way.

Terrace Martin f. Problem & TayF 3rd: On Some Other Shit [Video]

GLC f. Boldy James & Louie P. Newton:David Ruffin [Video]

Over the past year or so, we have really grown a fondness for GLC's music. Whether behind the boards or behind the mic, he seems to have an innate sense of what he wants to hear, inviting the listener into his melodical state of mind. Eternal Sunshine of the Pimpin' Mind, coming soon.

AbJo: Obrigado! [Mixtape]


From AbJo:

Welcome to 'Obrigado!', a brazilian inspired beat tape, full of released and unreleased beats of mine that fit in the category of beats coming from minha alma (my soul, for the natively english speaking folks).

This mixtape is my prequel to a long awaited, much anticipated, thoroughly contemplated KC.93/Midnight Kids beat tape, which, still untitled, should be released early spring next year. Until then, take your soul (alma) on a ride and let this be your early reminder that another summer soon comes, and that this is one of many soundtracks to that summer madness...

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DJ P-Trix Meets Stoned Genius [Mixtape]


DJ P-Trix puts together a mix of Roc C's old and new cuts to prep listeners for Stoned Genius, out December 13th.

DOWNLOAD DJ P-Trix Meets Stoned Genius

Robin Thicke: Love After War [Video]

Robin Thicke calls on Hype Williams to direct his latest Paula Patton-assisted visual from his upcoming album bearing the same name, due December 6th.

The Roots: Sleep [Video]

Sleep is just what we are right about now. The Roots, however, are anything but, waking listeners to the sounds on their newest album, undun.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Murs: Remember To Forget (LIVE) [Video]

Footage of Murs performing Remember To Forget LIVE at The Fillmore in San Francisco last Friday night.

Revok: Triumph & Tragedy [Video]

3 Little Digs Interview David Banner (Part 1) [Video]

Kendrick Lamar & Busta Rhymes @ The Music Box [Video]

K. Dot and newly signed Ca$h Money member Bussa Buss premiere the remix to the already rawkus Rigamortis.

Mobb Deep: Dead Man's Shoes [Video]

Hands down the best Mobb visual to see the light of day since P did.

Neako: Loud Smoke & Chevy Keys [Video]

Neako's ode to good green and drive dreams gets the visual treatment. The Number 23, out now.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Ski Beatz & Murs Bring Out Locksmith In San Francisco [Video]

Ski Beatz, Murs and Locksmith perform S-K-I-B-E-A-T-Z at The Fillmore in San Francisco.

Freeway & Beanie Sigel @ Howlin' Wolf [Video]

YMK Productions was on-hand to catch Freeway and Beanie Sigel LIVE in New Orleans. Throw ya hands up ni**as, bitches, bustas, hustlas, boosters, gangstas...

Ninjasonik f. Troy Ave & Vinny Chase: '93 Til Infinity (Remix) [Video]

Kidz In The Hall: Occasion [Video]

Wale: Ambitious Girl [Video]

Wale shouts out the go-getters in the second official visual from Ambition.

yU: A Garbage Beat Tape [Mixtape]


Don't let the title fool you - it's doubtful that yU would release anything of lesser caliber than what he has already evidenced with projects like Before Taxes. The Mello Music Group beatsmith gives away 23 pieces of his Garbage, leaving no room for question as to whether his upcoming full-length, The Earn, will be worthy of your dime.

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J.A.E.: Just My Time [Mixtape]


For more, visit jaeofficial.com, but in the meantime, view the video for the lead single, XO, below:


Style Wars Outtakes [Video]

Wiz Khalifa: Dessert [Video]

A-Trak: Fool's Gold Radio (November 2011 Mix)


A-Trak lets loose of his monthly mix via Twitter.

DOWNLOAD Fools Gold Radio (November 2011)

Mike Posner: The Layover [Mixtape]


Mike Posner stops off on The Layover, dropping tracks with Big K.R.I.T., Bun B, Elzhi, RJD2, and others.

DOWNLOAD The Layover

Adele @ Royal Albert Hall [Video]

Adele performing Turning Tables LIVE in London.

Amy Winehouse: Our Day Will Come [Video]

Friday, November 18, 2011

Flowback Fridays: Stickerbrush Aerials... [Video]


David Wise: Stickerbrush Symphony

Ski Beatz f. Curren$y & Jim Jones: Aerials

Off Book: Fashion of Artists [Video]

From PBS:

Although not every artist is as attentive to fashion as Kanye West, style does make its way into their lives. Sometimes driven by practical purpose, other times by personal expression or as part of performance, fashion plays a role in the aesthetic landscape of many artists. In this episode, we talk with a diverse array of creators about the relationship of style and fashion to their lives and work. Featured artists include the songwriter Yuna from Fader Label, street artist WK Interact, skateboard deck and apparel designers 5boro, painter and toy designer Tara McPherson, and artist Casey Spooner of Fischerspooner.

Busta Signs With Ca$h Money [Video]

Who says the South ain't runnin' it?

Koncept Talks Royce Collaboration & Awaken [Video]

The Brown Bag All-Star reveals how he, Royce and Marco Polo came to collaborate (the track will be included in this week's Saturday Singles). Be sure to scoop his upcoming full-length, Awaken, December 13th on iTunes.

Babylon Cartel: Take Care (The Samples) [Mixtape]


Digital digger Mike Blud delves into the backdrop of Drake's sound on Take Care, compiling ten samples into one collection.

DOWNLOAD Take Care (The Samples)

DJ Premier f. Nas: RE:Generation [Video]

Presented by Hyundai Veloster, RE:GENERATION is a documentary film that follows DJ Premier, Pretty Lights, The Crystal Method, Mark Ronson, and Skrillex as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music. Learn more at youtube.com/veloster and regenerationmusicproject.com.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

D*FACE: Death From Above [Video]

The music sucks, but the art is dope.

AraabMuzik: In My Room [Video]

AraabMuzik goes in on his weapon of choice for MTV's Hive.

Freeway, Young Chris & Sean Falyon @ Vitamin Water Uncapped [Video]

Interviews spliced with LIVE footage of Freeway, Young C, and Sean Falyon in Los Angeles for the Vitamin Water Uncapped Event.

Stalley: A Day In The Life [Video]

Yelawolf: European Tour (Parts 2 & 3) [Video]

RZA f. Justin Nozuka, Kobra Khan & James Black: Gone [Video]

Rest In Power, ODB.

Zach De La Rocha Pays Tribute To Occupy Movement


Opting to take the road less travelled, the Rage Against The Machine frontman passes on music and video tributes and instead pens a verse in honor of those protesting for change. You can read the poem in full below:

The beginning spills through city veins into the arteries
And under powers poison clouds
We move like the shadows
Through the alley ways
Through nightmares bought and sold as dreams
Through barren factories
Through boarded schools
Through rotting fields
Through the burning doors of the past
Through imaginations exploding
To break the curfews in our minds
Our actions awaken dreams of actions multiplied
A restless fury
Once buried like burning embers
Left alone to smolder
But together stacked under the walls of a dying order
All sparks are counted
Calloused hands raised in silence
Over the bonfire of hope unincorporated
It's flame restores tomorrows meaning
Across the graveyards of hollow promises
As gold dipped vultures pick at what is left of our denial
And the youngest among us
Stare at us stoned like eyes determined
And say
Death for us may come early
Cause dignity has no price
At the corner of now and nowhere
Tomorrow is calling
Tomorrow is calling

Do not be afraid.

Miss Special Interviews Freddie Gibbs [Audio]

KRS-ONE: Just like That [Video]

Just Like That is the lead single from KRS-ONE's upcoming 20th album, due in 2012.

Theophilus London Visits New Orleans [Video]

Fats f. City Sparks: Lunch Break [Single]


Jet Life blogger Fats links up with CFUNK affiliate City Sparks for the latest Mile High single, Lunch Break.

DOWNLOAD Lunch Break

Little Boots: Shake Until Your Heart Breaks [Mixtape]


Produced by James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco, the title and the tracks caught our immediate attention. With an ear for older electronica, Victoria Hesketh returns to the days of raves, resurrecting its signature sounds.

DOWNLOAD Shake Until Your Heart Breaks

The Foodchain: Brunch [Album]


Scoop a copy of the Denver group's latest album and view the first video from the album below:


SMKA: Stankonia Sessions [Mixtape]

From SMKA:

During Atlanta's recent A3C Hip Hop Festival (Oct 6-8th), Grooveshark teamed up with the legendary Stankonia Studios and the production teams SMKA and Royal Flush to create an exclusive mixtape. The project features original songs from artists playing the festival as well as some hometown heroes, and will be available November 16 to stream for free exclusively on Grooveshark. The tracks will be accompanied by several behind the scenes videos featuring the artists and production teams creating the songs from start to finish. Artists who participated in the project include 9th Wonder, Killer Mike, Ying Yang Twins, Freeway, Aleon Craft, Fashawn, Thurzday, Rapsody, and many more. In addition, exclusive BTS videos will be released from 'Stankonia Sessions'. There was a video production crew filming all 3 days capturing behind the scenes footage of the recording process.

STREAM Stankonia Sessions

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Chuuwee: Watching The Throne [Mixtape]


Chuuwee aligns with DJ Booth, Amalgam Digital,and Fly Society for his latest release, complete with production from Goldenchild and Freddie Joachim (two of our personal favorites). If you aren't familiar with the Sac emcees catalog, take some time out to do so. His range and versatility puts him in a class by himself.

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Rapsody: For Everything [Album]


Rapsody stays true to her roots, once again teaming with DJ Booth to present her third album of the year, For Everything, backed by cohorts 9th Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, and Freeway.

DOWNLOAD For Everything

OnCue: Can't Wait [Mixtape]


Cuey finally drops his highly anticipated fifth mixtape, Can't Wait.


Creative Control @ Occupy Wall Street [Video]

Kendrick Lamar @ CMJ [Video]

Footage of Kendrick performing LIVE at CMJ. Filmed by Coodie & Chike of Creative Control.

Nicki Minaj: Til The World Ends (Remix) [Video]

Lots of remixes getting the visual treatment this week, and Nicki follows suit.

QuESt: Primetime (N.E.A.T.O.) [Video]

QuESt puts in practice time in preparation for Fear Not Failure, due in 2012.

DJ Applejac: Music Is My Main Squeeze [Album]


Applejac is back less than six months after the release of Playin' Favorites with a 16-track official release, offered for free.

DOWNLOAD Music Is My Main Squeeze

Ludacris: 1.21 Gigawatts: Back To The First Time [Mixtape]


Luda returns to the mixtape circuit with 1.21 Gigawatts: Back To The First Time, featuring rhymes from the likes of Wiz Khalifa and Big K.R.I.T. plus production from Juicy J and others.

DOWNLOAD 1.21 Gigawatts: Back To The First Time

Gods'illa f. Sean Price: Saviours & Punishers [Video]

Gods'illa lets loose of the visual for one of the bonus tracks from CPR Blendtape.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Freddie Gibbs, Dom Kennedy & Casey Veggies @ Vitamin Water Uncapped [Video]

Interviews spliced with LIVE footage of Gangsta Gibbs, C Veggies, and Dom K in Los Angeles for the Vitamin Water Uncapped Event.

Drake Talks Take Care [Video]

Drake sits down with VEVO to give his thoughts on Take Care, specifically addressing the idea behind The Ride.

Wale f. Miguel: Lotus Flower Bomb [Video]

No FlyLo?

Common: Sweet [Video]

Help Common to help Haitians rebuild in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake.

Outasight: Tonight Is The Night [Video]

Tonight Is The Night is available on iTunes.

John Forte f. Valerie June: Give Me Water [Video]

Give Me Water is available on iTunes.

Doggie Diamonds Interviews John Forte [Video]

Still perplexed (although not complaining) as to what motivated Bush to release John Forte, of all people...

WK Today: Walk On [Video]

Locksmith: Stokely Carmichael [Video]

Lock continues his visual assault in the lead up to the official release of Embedded, produced entirely by Ski Beatz.

FADER Interviews Dr. Dre [Video]

D-R-E talks to FADER about his latest prodigies, what we can expect next from Beats By Dre, and why he decided to take a hiatus from making music.

Hi-Tek: Dynamic Producer [Video]

Hi-Teknology invites viewers inside of Tek Lab Studios, taking a moment to reflect on his early production for Black Star and his rhyme style as one-half of Reflection Eternal.

DJ Shadow f. Little Dragon: Scale It Back [Video]

Shadow delivers a one-shot memory sequence that could rival 21 in the latest video from The Less You Know, The Better.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Alexander Spit: Real RSWD (Part 1) [Video]

The first visual from These Long Strange Nights sees the light of day less than a week after its release.

Nesby Phips: The Lockout [Mixtape]


Native New Orleanian Nesby Phips lets loose of The Lockout, featuring the standout singles Magic and Changes.

DOWNLOAD The Lockout

Miss Peas Interviews Curren$y [Video]

Pyrex Peas sits down with Spitta to chop it up about the latest signees to Jet life Recordings and find out what he has in store for the coming year.

DJ Premier: Heavy D Tribute [Mixtape]


Premo pays homage with a mix of Heavy hits.

DOWNLOAD Heavy D Tribute

Cookin Soul: Heavy D Tribute [Video]

DOWNLOAD Heavy D Tribute

Da Soundboy Killah Passpass: Dans la Galaxie Beatmakers​.​.​. [Mixtape]


Switching gears from one sick sound to the next, the French truly have a penchant for the remix. Following a path similar to LëKaR, Da Soundboy Killah Passpass (say that fast five times) picks up where the original artists left off, adding just a touch of something extra to the already amazing originals.

DOWNLOAD Dans la Galaxie Beatmakers​.​.​.

LëKaR: Lo​-​Fi LëKaR Remixes [Mixtape]


French producer LëKaR has put together a cohesive collection of remixes, flipping tracks like Classic (M.E.D. and Kweli), Vomitspit (MF Doom), and The Ten Crack Commandments (Biggie), in addition to several others. Don't sleep - this is undoubtedly one of the best projects of the year.

DOWNLOAD Lo​-​Fi LëKaR Remixes

Mick Boogie: My Adidas [Mixtape]


Mick Boogie's ode to the original shelltoe rockers arrives just in time for the 25th anniversary of Raising Hell. Scoop a copy of the mix below, and don't miss DMC's interview with MTV News, in which he explains how My Adidas came to be.


Kid Cudi: Rap Hard [Mixtape]


Cudder drops a new mixtape featuring old material that was recorded circa 2000-2001.


JBird: JBird Studied The Remix [Mixtape]


For his very first remix project, JBird reworks rhymes from Living Legends and Rocky Rivera, among others.

DOWNLOAD JBird Studied The Remix

Sa-Ra Creative Partners: Podcast Trilogy (Episodes 1-3)


DOWNLOAD Episode 1: Voyage to Venus


DOWNLOAD Episode 2: Mission To Mars


DOWNLOAD Episode 3: Exodus To Earth

Friday, November 11, 2011

Flowback Fridays: Clock With No P & P [Video]


The Roots: Clock With No Hands

Kendrick Lamar f. Ab-Soul: P & P

The Smokers Club Tour 2: Arizona [Video]

The Smokers Club Tour 2: San Diego [Video]

The Smokers Club Tour 2: San Francisco [Video]

The Smokers Club Tour 2: Sacramento [Video]

The Smokers Club Tour 2: Denver [Video]

Yelawolf On Occupy Movement [Video]

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Diz Gibran & Moonshine: The Return [EP]

Diz took his time with this one. Following the acclaim of Soon You'll Understand, the artist set out to create the follow-up, but asked fans to be patient as he was not going to rush. The finished product is well-worth the wait, though, and we have to second his remark that sometimes you gotta go away to make a comeback.


Locksmith: The Bottom [Video]

Embedded, out 11/15.

Theophilus London: Love Is Real [Video]

TL looks to the High 5 Collective to craft his latest visual.

Chuuwee: Watching The Throne (Teaser) [Video]

Ghostwridah: LYFE On The Road [Video]

Hood Hype Interviews 9th Wonder [Video]

Yelawolf: European Tour (Part 1) [Video]

The Smokers Club Tour 2: St. Louis [Video]

The Smokers Club Tour 2: Omaha [Video]

Smokers Club Tour 2: Minneapolis [Video]

The Smokers Club Tour 2 hits one of our former stomping grounds, performing live at First Avenue.

The Smokers Club Tour 2: Chicago [Video]

The Smokers Club Tour 2: Toronto [Video]

Ruby Hornet Interviews Mac Miller [Video]

Mac talks growth - stressing the need for a thick skin and elder influence.

Freddie Gibbs Talks Cold Day In Hell [Video]

Gangsta Gibbs breaks down the idea behind Cold Day In Hell.

Mod Sun f. Schoolboy Q: Tye Dye Everything [Video]

Mod Sun and Schoolboy Q monochrome your mainframe in the latest video from Blazed By The Bell.

Therapy At 3 Sessions: Stethoscope [Video]

Smoke DZA f. Dom Kennedy: Pow Wow [Video]

New label mates Dom K and George K look to 3 Little Digs to film their Pow Wow.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mike Giant: Giant One [Video]

Montreality Interviews Redman [Video]

Redman gets real with Montreality, hinting at what we can expect from him and Meth.

WK Today: The Dogg's House [Video]

WK Today: Toronto [Video]

Elzhi @ London Jazz Cafe [Video]

Therapy At 3 Sessions: Destination Unknown [Video]

The Roots f. Dice Raw: Tip The Scale [Video]

The Roots f. Big K.R.I.T.: Make My [Video]

Pac Div: Posted [Video]

Be sure to sccop a copy of The Div, out now on iTunes.

Rapsody: A Crush Groove [Video]

Rapsody gives us a glimpse of the upcoming For Everything (arriving 11/15), letting loose of the visual for the 9th Wonder-produced single.

Mac Miller @ House of Blues (L.A.) [Video]

Murs f. Locksmith: S-K-I-B-E-A-T-Z [Video]

Murs brings Locksmith along for the ride on the latest S-K-I-B-E-A-T-Z from Love & Rockets (Volume 1).

Stalley: 330 [Video]

Stalley rhymes for the city that raised him in the newest video from Lincoln Way Nights.

Nicolay: Shibuya Sessions [EP]


Having heard City Lights (Volume 2): Shibuya, we undoubtedly ska-daddled to the download button once we spotted the Shibuya Sessions. Remixed with The Hot At Nights, Nicolay revisits selections from the album, re-arranging the instrumental compositions to bring new life to the sound. Fan or not, this is a great addition to every collection.

DOWNLOAD Shibuya Sessions EP

DJ Soul & Common: Time Travelin' [Mixtape]


To prep listeners for The Dreamer, The Believer (due out 12/20), DJ Soul compiles some Com's latest and greatest.

DOWNLOAD Time Travelin'

Tim Westwood Interviews Heavy D [Video]

Just hours shy of his passing, we spotted what seemed to be a random interview with Tim Westwood in which Heavy D discussed his production for the likes of Hov, and also touched on the making of T.R.O.Y. alongside Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth. Most of the up-and-comers will probably laugh this off, but those that know cannot underscore his significance to the industry. Rest In Power Heavy D.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Co$$: Leimert's Finest [Video]

Cashus King explains Leimert Park's influence on his style and his music, lists the independent rappers he respects, and stresses the importance of an independent grind.

ArtOfficial: Vitamins & Minerals [Album]


We liken ArtOfficial to the Fat Freddy's Drop of Miami. The collective blends the best of jazz, soul, and hip-hop into a cohesive collection featuring Wrekonize and Miami Symphonic Strings, among others.

BUY Vitamins & Minerals

Bobo Meets Rhettmatic: The Cypress Junkies [Mixtape]


The last of three installments arrives right on schedule, this time featuring Rakaa Iriscience (Dilated Peoples).

DOWNLOAD The Cypress Junkies EP

DOOM @ Red Bull Academy Lecture 2011 [Video]

Friday, November 4, 2011

Flowback Fridays: Moving Through Places, Space & Time [Video]


Mos Def & DJ Honda: Travelling Man

Mac Miller: Travelling Man

Torae: For The Record [Album]


In all honesty what attracted us to this project was its production prowess , but after hearing the album front-to-back, Torae has won two more fans. Built on production from some of the greatest in the game, including Pete Rock, 9th Wonder, !llmind, Nottz, and of course, DJ Premier, Torae diversifies his dialect to suit the drums, and the result is a tape that looks and sounds like this music should.

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Paul White: Rapping With Paul White (The Remix EP)


Paul White enlists Moe Pope, Danny Brown, Tranquil and several others to add extra flare to the already finely-tuned (pun intended) Rapping With Paul White.

DOWNLOAD Rapping With Paul White (The Remix EP)