Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sam Champ: D'Angelo Live [Mixtape]

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Remix renegade Sam Champ compiles a collection of LIVE D'Angelo performances into one neat little package.

DOWNLOAD D'Angelo Live

Cris Cab: The Echo Boom Mixtape [Mixtape]

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Newly minted Billionaire Boy Cris Cab presents the follow-up to his highly acclaimed debut mixtape, Foreward, with a project of equal and greater value.

DOWNLOAD Echo Boom


MontanaTV: Mike Giant & Apexer [Video]

Big Boi: The Crown Life (Documentary) [Video]



In celebration of Crown Royal Black's partnership with Big Boi, cameras went behind the scenes to document Big Boi during his tour in Europe to capture moments of his life and career that showcase his definition of 'The Crown Life.' The short film lets audiences into Big Boi's life as he performed at Glastonbury in England and at Hove Festival in Norway, as well as a day off in Budapest, Hungary.

Raekwon @ Casselman's [Video]

Nas @ Winter X Games [Video]

Montreality: Rick Ross @ Washington Avenue Armory [Video]



Montreality caught some great footage of Rozay performing LIVE in NYC.

Kooley High: Drop A Dime [Video]



Be sure to scoop a copy of Kooley High's latest album, David Thompson, available now on iTunes.

Tony Williams: Sleepover [Video]



Mr. Williams gives the second single from his debut album, King or the Fool, the visual treatment.

Mac Miller Returns To Blue Slide Park [Video]

Chevy Woods: In Living Color (Episodes 1-6) [Video]











Miss Special Interviews Exile [Video]



Exile sits down with Miss Special, revealing the details behind some of his upcoming work with Fashawn, Aloe Blacc, and of course, Blu.

Bassnectar: Amorphous Music (Volume 7) [Mixtape]

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To celebrate selling-out nearly the entire Vava Voom Spring Tour, Bassnectar unveils the 7th edition of their Amorphous Music Mixtape series, featuring a rawkus refix of Blur's Song 2.

DOWNLOAD Amorphous Music (Volume 7)

AraabMuzik: Instrumental University [Mixtape]

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The man behind the MPC schools fans and artists alike, enrolling each into his Instrumental University, a collection of past and present Araab-produced tracks.

BUY Instrumental University

Monday, January 30, 2012

Afro Samurai (Original Pilot) [Video]



Bear with the long intro, the dopeness begins at the 00:28 mark.

Cope2: Defiance [Video]



Sixteen months after his first exhibition in Paris ('Burning Hearts' in November 2010), the famous graffiti artist Cope2 presents New York for the second time in Paris. MathGoth proposed by the gallery, the exhibition 'Defiance' meet from February 18 to March 1 works of an international graffiti legends whose work, not settle down, now combines the techniques of graffiti with the dexterity of brush or collages.

No denial in the work of Cope2: the king with his bubbles markers and bombs remains at the heart of each of the paintings but with new spaces and new technology investment. A real change in his work already begun in his first exhibition in Paris 'Burning Hearts', in November 2010, when appeared the first signs of a burgeoning style.

Now focusing on studio work, more thorough, deeper Cope2 this for a very accomplished performance. Exit the metro line 4 in New York debut, the canvas is now her favorite material, which contributes to the accessibility of the artist in the defying paradox of street art. Cope2 has become a real painter workshop with the rigor and torments involved.

Ruby Hornet presents Best Shit You Never Saw: Brother Ali [Video]



Ruby Hornet pulls back the blinds on some unreleased behind the scenes footage of several artists in their series, Best Shit You Never Saw, this time featuring none other than Brother Ali.

7th [Video]



When a girl gets off at the wrong bus stop on her way to meet a new friend, she finds herself alone in a part of the city she is unfamiliar with. As she nervously navigates herself through dark Los Angeles streets, she is overcome with terror. The real threat, however, does not come from the streets...

Jan Dulay: Little Bit (Lykke Li Cover) [Video]



#teamsignjandulay

Logikbomb: Soul Sequence (Promo) [Video]



Logikbomb links with Jon Laine, Clyde Piff, DJ Kakemix, Ron Diesel, Elle, 85Mind, Siryn, DJ Underdog, RDSQ and E7thP to create the Soul Sequence EP, set to arrive 2/27.

Curren$y & Trademark Da Skydiver: Mythblazers [Video]





Cris Cab: Foreward [Mixtape]

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Admittedly, we are WAY late on this post. Cris Cab, who took the mixtape world by storm last year with Foreward, is gearing up for his next release, The Echo Boom Mixtape, which drops tomorrow. He melds mellow with moody, moving away from the sound typically associated with Miami artists and opting instead for a more relaxed approach.

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DJ Burn One: Where There's Smoke [Mixtape]

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The beatsmith behind Freddie Gibbs, Eightball, LE$ and other slow-flowers drops the follow-up to The Ashtray, offering 9 heavy hits wrought with Southern slap.

DOWNLOAD Where There's Smoke

Malkovich Music & Pudge: Lethal Vice [EP]

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Introduced to Malkovich Music via DJ Quickie Mart's remix of Clouseau Cats, we were surprised to wake up to an email link to Lethal Vice. A brief and breezy 4-track EP that sounds like Beverly Hills looks.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Flowback Fridays: Ooh La Laa Laaa... [Video]

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Fugees: Fu-Gee-La



Wiz Khalifa f. Juicy J & Lola Monroe: Oh-Gee-La

I Am Bruce Lee (Trailer) [Video]



Coming to theaters this February is the new documentary 'I Am Bruce Lee'. Featuring footage from the likes of 'The Big Boss', 'Fist of Fury', 'Way of the Dragon', 'Enter the Dragon' and 'The Game of Death', the film delves into the life of Bruce Lee and his current legacy in both martial arts and entertainment. The piece also contains interviews with those who knew him most intimately, as well as a range of people from international boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao and Lakers star Kobe Bryant, to UFC's Dana White and current Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. The video catches up with each celebrity as they address the impact of the martial arts superstar and cultural icon on their own lives and psyche. 'I Am Bruce Lee' opens February 9 through select theaters.

SIDENOTE: Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water. Word to AKadi.

Jan Dulay: I'm Good, I'm Gone (Lykke Li Cover) [Video]



JD crafts an acoustic rendition of Lykke Li's I'm Good, I'm Gone.

#teamsignjandulay

CASSETTE: A Documentary [Video]



Zach Taylor and Seth Smoot present a documentary on the history of the cassette tape.

The Redford Stephens Documentary [Video]



Taken from the Roots' Undun application.

Chuuwee: Watching The Throne [Video]



Chuuwee gives the title track from his Watching The Throne mixtape the visual treatment.

D'Angelo @ Filadelfiakyrkan [Video]



Footage of D'Angelo performing LIVE in Stockholm in celebration of the 12-year anniversary of Voodoo.

Will Sessions: Mix Takes (Take 2) [Video]



Back in December, we featured the first installment in Will Sessions' Mix Takes series, and now he double-backs for a second helping. Order the limited edition vinyl here.

Koncept: Awaken [Video]



The Brown Bag All Stars' debut album, Awaken, is available online and in-stores now.

DJ Jazzy Jeff: A Musical Journey [Video]

Doomtree: Bangarang [Video]



No Kings is available now on iTunes.

Rick Ross: MMG Untouchable [Video]

Neako: LVLZBRA (Trailer) [Video]



LVLZEBRA, the prelude to T.A.T.T. (These Are The Times), is set to drop sometime in the next few days.

J57: The J57 Collection [Mixtape]

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DJ Concept has compiled some of the best selections from J57's production catalog into one neat collection. Cuts from Co$$, Sene, and his Brown Bag brethren, the 25-track collection gives a comprehensive glimpse into his work.

DOWNLOAD The J57 Collection

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wiz Khalifa f. Juicy J & Lola Monroe: Oh Gee La [Video]



COT DAMN we diggin' this sample (I feel a Flowback Friday coming on...)

Evidence: Falling Down [Video]



Cats & Dogs, available online and in-stores now.

Verbal Intercourse: Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy [Video]



From Shabazz:

Just like the fixed-winged aircraft the posse name takes after, New Orleans' young bred, Trademark Da Skydriver and Young Roddy, are propelled with high-powered raps with equipped majestic instrumentation, noted to best enhance a listener indulging herbal dosage to sky altitude. They were introduced to the game by the head pilot, Curren$y, and his Jets International imprint, but after quickly showing that they can steer their own plane, the two generals did just that - complimenting each other’s solo personalities on tracks.

Though they're solo acts in their own rights, the duo make their lasting impression on the Curren$y-featured track, 'Roasted'. However, the trio can be traced back to the Young Money days, along with Trademark's 'Super Villain' mixtape series. Their official collaborative effort, 'Jet Life To The Next Life' debuted with Spanish production crew Cookin' Soul, and the two youngsters continued to showcase their glow on this year's 35-city 'Smoker's Club Tour' with Method Man, Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T., and more.

I got the pleasure to join the boys fresh after the release concert of their most recent Jet Life family compilation effort, 'Jet World Order'. Trademark and Roddy took time out to chat about the basic background origin of The Jet Set and the distinctive class of beats the crew rhymes on. They even recall the time a classic New Orleans' Soulja Slim record came out. Of course the two indulged in my randomness, and I even struck a cord and got Trademark to talk about his love for comic books.

Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi f.. Norah Jones: Black [Video]



Rome, the collaborative album between Dangermouse and Daniele Luppi, with guest spots from Norah Jones and Jack White, among others, is out now.

Moe Green f. Netta Brielle: Glory [Video]



Moe heads to the city for the latest visual from his Free Water EP.

Terrace Martin: LA Dreamen [Video]



Terrace finds himself Dreamen of LA in the latest clip from Thoughts From Detention.

GLC f. Larry Hoover, Jr.: I Rep My Star [Video]



GLC brings Larry Hoover, Jr. along for the ride in the newest visual from Eternal Sunshine of the Pimpin' Mind.

Nicki Minaj: Stupid Hoe [Video]

Dee-1 On Politics [Video]



MSNBC, CNN and TheGrio.com's Goldie Taylor and New Orleans rapper, Dee-1, hit the streets of Los Angeles in preparation for BarackTalk 2012 to discuss voting in the 2012 Election, the President's upcoming State of the Union address, and what are the important issues in the streets.

Miss Special Interviews Blu [Video]



Blu touches on his work with Chuuwee, Give Me My Flowers While I can Smell Them, and some of his sample selections.

LB.TV: Variety Show (Season 5) [Video]



Lyrics Born announces the 2/28 release of the fifth installment in his Variety Show mixtape series.

BeatsTV Interviews Macklemore [Video]



Macklemore and Ryan Lewis talk to BeatsTV about their relationship in relation to the collaborative process.

Smoke DZA @ Highline Ballroom [Video]



Anywhere I wanna, I'm lightin' marijuana...

Common @ Sundance [Video]



Footage of Common performing Blue Skies LIVE.

Kendrick Lamar @ Warehouse [Video]



K-Dot brings out Bun B for a live rendition of Blow My High during his recent performance in Houston.

McKenzie Eddy f. GLC: Windmills [Video]



The Young Platinum songstress and GLC let loose of the latest visual from their collaborative album.

¡Mayday!: Take Me To Your Leader (Trailer) [Video]



Strange Music signees ¡Mayday! prep fans for the release of Take Me To Your Leader, set to arrive 3/27.

Tech N9ne f. B.o.B. & Hopsin: Am I A Psycho [Video]



I like you, but you're crazy, man...

Chevy Woods: Yonkers [Video]



Chevy runs over The Creator's menacing Yonkers beat.

Dee-Low: Vic Damone Jr. [Mixtape]

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Dee-Low brings out J Dolla, Smoke DZA, Corner Boy P, Fiend, and Street Wiz for his newest audio movie.

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DJ Applejac: Shecky's Groovy Grab Bag [Mixtape]

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Shecky selects an eclectic mix of soul talents, including Dwele, Minnie Riperton, Roy Ayers and many more.

DOWNLOAD Shecky's Groovy Grab Bag

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Corner Boy P: Money Neva Sleep [Mixtape]

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Fendi P drops off his first mixtape of the new year.

DOWNLOAD Money Neva Sleep

Retna @ Art Basel [Video]



Footage of Retna painting Brimstone during Art Basel Week in Miami.

Wiz Khalifa @ Sundance Film Festival [Video]

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Agenda: A Conversation with Shepard Fairey [Video]



At a recent event dedicated to Obey, David Gallardo was able to catch up with the world famous man behind the brand, Shepard Fairey. While clothing is a rapidly expanding and still relatively new venture for Fairey, it seems he has a solid grasp creatively of where he thinks Obey is and where it ought to be. During the interview he offers up words of wisdom in that while all fashion designers look to one another for trends, at the end of the day collections are and should be filtered through ones own sensibilities. On a less philosophical note he discusses things like his love for food trucks and his perennial musical interest in the first Clash album, all of which contribute to a light-hearted yet insightful discussion.

D/Will's Cartoon Beat Emporium: Chapter Two (Power Rangers vs. VR Troopers) [Video]



D/Will starts the year off right with Chapter Two in his Cartoon Beat Emporium, this time employing the use of the Power Rangers and VR Troopers.

Gensu Dean: Jointz [Mixtape]

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As we approach the release of Gensu's Lo-Hi Fingahz (dropping 2/28, but available for pre-order here), DJ Chief One puts together a comprehensive mix of Dean's production for other artists, including but not limited to CL Smooth.

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Chuuwee & Sundown (Actual Proof): The Millenium Falcon (Episode 1) [Mixtape]

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Chuuwee and Sundown (Actual Proof) bridge the gap between east and west, coming together for The Millenium Falcon (Episode 1), produced entirely by Sundown, with guest spots from HaLo and Big Remo, among others.

DOWNLOAD The Millenium Falcon (Episode 1)

Gilbere Forte: YOTD (Year of the Dragon) [Mixtape]

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Forte calls on mashup master Terry Urban to host YOTD (Year of the Dragon), upon which the artist ventures outside of his comfort zone to record a sound altogether different from his previous projects.

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Chip Tha Ripper: Tell Ya Friends [Mixtape]

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Chip 216 delivers 22 diverse tracks, featuring production from Chuck Inglish, Boi 1 Da, Hi-Tek and more.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

DJ Concept: Flight Patterns [Beat Tape]

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Earlier in the week we featured the trailer for DJ Concept's latest project, a beat tape crafted while making the flight from JFK to LAX using Parliament and Funkadelic elements and now the final product is here. For all the flare following instrumental installments as of late, many can be skipped. Flight Patterns, however, should not be overlooked.

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ESPN: Muhammad Ali (Documentary) [Video]



Happy Belated Birthday, Champ.

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa @ Wiltern Theater [Video]



Footage of Mac & Devin performing LIVE in Los Angeles.

B.o.B. f. Future & Trae Tha Truth: How Bout It [Video]



Every Play Is Crucial, out now.

Estelle: Thank You [Video]



Estelle's sophomore album, All Of Me, arrives 2/28.

Santigold: Big Mouth [Video]



Santigold gives us a glimpse into what her next album, Master Of My Make-Believe, will sound like.

Nesby Phips @ Yes Oui Si [Video]



Footage of Phips performing live with The Love Experiment in Boston.

Jesse Boykins III @ Church [Video]



Footage of the Wayfarer performing Come To My Room in Boston.

Royce Da 5'9" @ Sound Academy [Video]



Footage of Royce performing Legendary, Where My Money and Writer's Block from Success is Certain.

Fresh Hats Tight Beats: That's All We Need [Album]

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That’s All We Need explores more of the experimental, electronic, and organic mediums used by the group on previous releases. However, this release is a departure in a few ways. First, unlike the others, it is completely sample-free. Also, all three prior albums were released within just days of their conception through a process described by the group as “binging out.” This process is characterized by extensive, often times, gruelling writing and recording of the music and intense collaboration within a short period of time. Initially, the tracks for 'That’s All We Need' were created the very same way- over a five day writing and recording binge. But after the binge, the group continued crafting the songs individually and in smaller groups for about a month and a half. More collaboration on the tracks came through file sharing over the Internet, a method not foreign to the quartet. “We’ve traded files over the Internet for much of The Biz albums with Matt and Zach in Tennessee, and it’s become a more common method to keep the collaboration going” says Phil Buck, member of FHTB and Denver based group, The Biz.

'That’s All We Need' is also the first album to feature Matt Nigro, a.k.a. MattntheHat, a long-time collaborator, as the fourth and newest member of the production team. Matt was first introduced into FHTB in January 2010. As a partner to Zach Matthews, a.k.a. z.matt.33, Matt helped to continue the live performances in the Southeast. After Matt joined the other two-thirds of the team in Denver, 'It seemed like a natural move to add Matt to the mix,' says z.matt.33, who is currently the only FHTB member left in Nashville where the group was founded.

Fresh Hats Tight Beats hopes to be touring regionally again by the end of 2012. The group has not been performing live since Matt relocated to Denver, but have been focusing their efforts in the studio on other projects. Be on the lookout for news on their other musical endeavours, including new albums from The Biz, Studio-T, z.matt.33 and a project the team says is still top secret. z.matt.33 has been in the studio with Juan De Winslow working on his debut solo effort, due out in March.

More details on Fresh Hats Tight Beats 'That’s All We Need' and other Winslow Family releases can be found on the official website of Winslow Family Productions: www.areyouawinslow.com.

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DJ Mark Farina: Downtempo Forest 19 8/2002 [Mixtape]

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Sureshot Symphony Solution: A Good Look [EP]

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From The Sureshot Symphony Solution:

The Sureshot Symphony Solution is the highly anticipated new project from San Francisco's DJ Sureshot, blending hard-hitting hip hop beats with lush live jazz-funk instrumentation. The EP features vocals from Coultrain, Ohmega Watts, Myron & E, The Mighty Pope, and more.

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Be sure to peep the video for their lead single, Chair On The Ceiling, below:

Splash Mag Interviews Atmosphere & Evidence [Video]

Good Fella Media Interviews Smoke DZA [Video]

FADERTV Interviews Nicki Minaj [Video]



Nicki sits down with FADERTV to share her excitement over her upcoming sophomore album, her thoughts on how far she has come, and the importance of holding up your hometown.

The Come Up Show Interviews Ghostface Killah [Video]



The Come Up Show caught up with Ghostface in Ontario and chopped it up about the best aspects of his recent tour, the energy of performingh alongside his Wu brethren, and meeting his fans performance expectations.

Ambrosia For Heads (AFH) presents Kendrick Lamar: Where It All Began [Video]



Kendrick lists his primary musical influences and the impact that his parents taste in music has had on his production.

GoWhereHipHop Interviews RZA [Video]



RZA details his plans for 2012, including a new Wu-Tang album, his directorial debut, and his current approach to making music.

Doomtree: No Kings Tour [Video]



Wow...43 cities, plus a stop at SXSW? Do yourself a favor and do not miss this tour.

Date / City / Venue / Tickets
1/19/12 Lawrence, KS - The Granada - bit.ly/NKtour0119
1/20/12 Columbia, MO - Mojo's - bit.ly/NKtour0120
1/21/12 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room - bit.ly/NKtour0121
1/22/12 Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall - bit.ly/NKtour0122
1/23/12 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge - bit.ly/NKtour0123
1/24/12 Boise, ID - Neurolux - bit.ly/NKtour0124
1/26/12 Portland, OR - Branx - bit.ly/NKtour0126
1/27/12 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile - bit.ly/NKtour0127
1/28/12 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club bit.ly/NKtour0128
1/29/12 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall bit.ly/NKtour0129
1/31/12 San Francisco, CA - Slims - bit.ly/NKtour0131
2/1/12 Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium - bit.ly/NKtour0201
2/2/12 West Hollywood, CA - The Troubadour - bit.ly/NKtour0202
2/3/12 San Diego, CA - The Casbah - bit.ly/NKtour0203
2/4/12 Scottsdale, AZ - Chasers - bit.ly/NKtour0204
2/6/12 Lubbock, TX - Wrecker's - bit.ly/NKtour0206
2/7/12 Denton, TX - Dan's Silverleaf - bit.ly/NKtour0207
2/8/12 Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds Downstairs - bit.ly/NKtour0208
2/9/12 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks - bit.ly/NKtour0209
2/10/12 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree Cafe - bit.ly/NKtour0210
2/11/12 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn - bit.ly/NKtour0211
2/12/12 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 - bit.ly/NKtour0212
2/13/12 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel - bit.ly/NKtour0213
2/15/12 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer - bit.ly/NKtour0215
2/16/12 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom - bit.ly/NKtour0216
2/17/12 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs - bit.ly/NKtour0217
2/18/12 Montreal, QC - Il Motore - bit.ly/NKtour0218
2/19/12 Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dees - bit.ly/NKtour0219
2/20/12 Pittsburgh, PA - Shadow Lounge - bit.ly/NKtour0220
2/21/12 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom - bit.ly/NKtour0221
2/22/12 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig - bit.ly/NKtour0222
2/23/12 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge - bit.ly/NKtour0223
2/25/12 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom - bit.ly/NKtour0225
2/29/12 Marquette, MI - The Great Lakes Room
3/7/12 Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose Tap House - bit.ly/NKtour0307
3/8/12 Ames, IA - Maintenance Shop
3/9/12 Madison, WI - The Sett at Union South
3/10/12 St Louis, MO The Firebird - bit.ly/NKtour0310
3/11/12 Tulsa, OK - The Marquee - bit.ly/NKtour0311
3/12/12 Shreveport, LA Media Star Entertainment Hall
3/13-18/12 Austin, TX - SXSW
3/19/12 Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory - bit.ly/NKtour0319
3/20/12 Wichita, KS - The Scene-ary - bit.ly/NKtour0320

Ski Beatz f. Curren$y: Fly By [Video]



Fly By will be featured on Ski's upcoming 24 Hour Karate School presents Twilight, scheduled to arrive on Valentine's Day.

Kendrick Lamar Introduces The New Westside Connection [Video]

Futura 2000 @ Galerie de Noirmont [Video]



Footage of Futura 2000 live painting in Paris.

Curren$y, Dom Kennedy & The Jets @ Fox Theater [Video]

Lee Bannon: Nightshift [Video]



Lee Bannon displays his production prowess in the clip for Nightshift, featured on his Gnarlon Bando's Midnight Noir beat tape.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Curren$y @ Grand Central [Video]



Footage of Spitta performing High Tunes at Grand Central in Miami for NYE 2012.

First Serve: Mrs. Whitter [Video]



Posdnuos and Trugoy (De La Soul) present First Serve, a side project due out April 2nd. The video tells the story of our heroes Deen Whitter and Jacob 'Pop Life' Barrow and their early days of laying down demos and mixtapes in Deen's mother's on the hustle in the hip-hop game.

Beat Culture: Tokyo Dreamer [Mixtape]

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From Beat Culture:

Moving in a different direction. Please stay with me throughout the whole thing, give me 40 minutes of your time and I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Turn it up, and no laptop speakers as usual.

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Contact Beat Culture:
facebook.com/BeatCultcha
soundcloud.com/beat-culture
beatculturemusic@gmail.com

DropxLife: Further [Mixtape]

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House of Balloons contributor DropxLife steps out from the shadows to show off some of his solo talents with his first official mixtape, Further.

DOWNLOAD Further

The Bullitts: Supercool [Video]



The brain behind The Bullitts, Jeymes Samuel, gets his flash mob on along with Rosario Dawson in this Supercool clip.

KRS-ONE Speak On His Career [Video]



That's what hip-hop really is - revolutionaries with bitches and hoes.

Mister Cartoon Visits Upper Playground HQ [Video]

Madlib & Freddie Gibbs: Thuggin' [Video]

GoWhereHipHip Interviews Jim Jones [Video]



Jimmy details the drop on the track with YP, the idea behind Vampire Life, and working with Red Bull.

Cappadonna: Cuban Link Kings [Video]



Capp premiers the first video from The Pilgrimage.

J.A.E.: My Time [Video]



J.A.E. lets loose of the latest visual from his Just My Time mixtape.

Pete Rock: Pete's Treats (The Samples) [Mixtape]

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Trae Tha Truth: King of the Streets [Mixtape]

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The culmination of nearly a month worth of videos, Trae's newest street release hits our ears.

DOWNLOAD King of the Streets

Smoke DZA: Less Smoking, More Rapping [Video]

Kidz In The Hall f. Vic Spencer: I Swear [Video]



DOWNLOAD I Swear

Monday, January 16, 2012

Tilman Singer: Skateboardanimation [Video]

OG Ron C: Echoes of Silence [Chopped & Screwed]

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OG Ron C slices and dices through Echoes of Silence.

DOWNLOAD Echoes of Silence (Chopped & Screwed)

Tony Williams: Some Of My Best Rappers Are Friends [Mixtape]

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Tony Williams tracklists his favorite friends, including GLC, Macklemore, Freddie Gibbs, Chip Tha Ripper and many more.

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Jan Dulay Covers Peter, Bjorn & John's Young Folks [Video]



#teamsignjandulay

DJ Concept: Flight Patterns Beat Tape (Trailer) [Video]



DJ Concept gives a glimpse into the idea behind his upcoming Flight Patterns beat tape, describing the Parliament and Funkadelic-inspired project as "Quadruple Espresso + In-Seat Power Supply + 6 Hour Flight = FLIGHT PATTERNS."

Pharrell & HMI Orchestra [Video]



Footage of Pharrell recording with the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra at the Frost School of Music.

LCD Soundsystem: Shut Up & Dance (Trailer) [Video]



On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza did just that, moving the thousands in attendance to tears of joy and grief, with NEW YORK magazine calling the event 'a marvel of pure craft' and TIME magazine lamenting 'we may never dance again.' 'SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS' is both a narrative film documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.

Directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace.

Priceyall: Bambu [Mixtape]

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Priceyall puts together a tribute to Bambu papers in his latest ambient mix, featuring cuts by Dibia$e and Pete Rock, among others.

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Gergaz Netlabel: Beat Garden Compilation [Album]

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Gergaz Netlabel is celebrating 3 years of its existence and decided to mark this anniversary with a release of 'Beat Garden Compilation 'made out of exclusive tracks from talented producers and beat makers such as Ta-ku, 813 and Vlooper along with Mute Speaker, Gards from KC, Evil Needle, Oddlogic, Jimmy Pé, Repeat Pattern, Prof.Logik and many others. The compilation consists of 21 tracks in total and is available as FREE DOWNLOAD. Gergaz Netlabel would like to take this opportunity to say huge THANK YOU to all who contributed with their music and made this possible. PEACE

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Bassnectar: Divergent Spectrum Remixes [Mixtape]

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From Bassnectar:

We have been compiling various remixes from the 'Divergent Spectrum' tracklist, and decided to put together a free pack of a few favorites. Keep on the look out for other versions from a multitude of friends and artists as they drop out of various corners the digital sky.

Although it’s intended mostly for DJs (each track is on the harder edge of the spectrum, targeting dancefloors and flash mobs of bass heads who want to rage) we wanted to make it available to anyone and everyone, for free.

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Beats Antique: Mayans Vs. Aliens (NYE 2012) [EP]

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From Beats Antique:

The Time has come! Or maybe the end of time hath come? 2012 is here! The UFO hath landed above the Mayan Pyramid!

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Flowback Fridays: Distant Spaceship [Video]

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Marvin Gaye: Distant Lover



Kanye West f. GLC: Spaceship

Rescued From The Fire: Erykah Badu [Video]

Prof: Gampo [Video]



Prof lets loose of the latest video from his King Gampo EP.

Bootleg Kev Interviews DJ Premier [Video]



Bootleg Kev breaks it down with Premo, chopping it up about his work with Nas, Dre, Kanye and others.

The Masked Gorilla Interviews Asher Roth [Video]



AR talks the success of I Love College, how the track propelled him into enough stardom to have the opportunity to work with better producers (such as Chuck Inglish), and the lessons he has learned along the way.

Fool's Gold Radio (January 2012) [Mixtape]

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HiPNOTT Records presents The Executive Suite [Mixtape]

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HiPNOTT Records, in association with The Well Versed, DJ Booth, and Kevin Nottingham present The Executive Suite, a 17-track compilation featuring Señor Kaos, 4-Ize, Punchline, Rapper Big Pooh and more.

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