Friday, March 30, 2012

Flowback Fridays: A Day in the Life of a Jet [Video]


Frank Sinatra: A Day in the Life of a Fool

Trademark Da Skydiver: Dead Fool

Nadus Films: B-Boy For Life (Behind The Scenes) [Video]

The passion for Nadus Films is to make films that make a difference. We desire our films to invoke action in the viewer, therefore making us more then just a film company that raises awareness. It is for that reason that we partner with organizations who are answering the needs there on the ground and giving opportunity for people to invest in the good work being done. Nadus Film’s history is exposing the injustices of this world by making quality films. After 4 years of making films and directly serving those in need, our continued desire is to shed more light on the injustices of this world by empowering those with a weak voice!

Snoop Dogg @ SXSW [Video]

Yasiin Bey @ The FADER 150 [Video]

Young Roddy: Good Sense (Trailer) [Video]

It's a FOOL. Why wouldn't it drop on FOOL's Day?!

Stalley: Savage Journey To The American Dream [Album]


The Ohio native makes delivers his MMG debut, leading us all on his Savage Journey To The American Dream.

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Dom Kennedy: This Is Dom Kennedy Tour Vlog #1 [Video]

2DopeBoyz Interview Rapper Big Pooh [Video]

Toni Braxton: I Heart You [Video]

The R&B legend's latest single is out now on iTunes.

Peter Rosenberg Interviews Nas [Video]

Curren$y @ SXSW [Video]

MTV News Interviews Curren$y [Video]

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The pilot of the Jets reveals the beatmakers behind The Stoned Immaculate.

Wiz Khalifa @ Bamboozle [Video]

BeatsTV Interviews Mystikal [Video]

3 Little Digs: The Kid Daytona [Video]

Chief: Madlib Invazion [Mixtape]


Exactly as it's titled, Chief leaves nothing for the mind to ponder aside from the brilliance behind Madlib's beats.

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HBTV Speaks To RZA [Video]

Ski Beatz f. Tote King: Soy un Cabrón [Video]

Ski Beatz unveils the first video from his upcoming 24 Hour Karate School: Escuela de Karate (The International Edition).

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Surrealist Super Mario [Video]

We all know who the Mario Brothers are but have you ever stepped back and tried looking at those games from a fresh perspective? Like you've never seen or heard of them before? They're bananas! There are armored turtles who stand on their hind legs and steal princesses! There are bullets with FACES! We make a case for Mario's inclusion into a canon of art wider than 'Video Game': we think Mario is a piece of surrealist artwork.

The Come-Up Show Interviews AZ [Video]

Toki Wright: Ode To Maximillion Cohen [Video]

Toki Wright pays tribute to the lead character in Darren Aronofsky's 1998 Film π. His newest mixtape, FADERS, drops March 31st.

Ron Burgundy Returns In Anchorman 2 [Video]

Kendrick Lamar @ The Regency Ballroom [Video]

Kendrick blesses SF with his first LIVE performance of Cartoons & Cereal.

Rhyme & Reason Interviews Yelawolf [Video]

Yelawolf reveals the title for his next album, Love Story, and what inspired the concept.

Dom Kennedy @ The Loft [Video]

Footage of Dom Grind'n LIVE in Atlanta.

Billboard Interviews Curren$y [Video]

Spitta speaks on The Stoned Immaculate, spreading the network of people he worked with moreso than in the past, and of course, shouts out the start date for the Jet Life Tour.

Paid Dues 2012 (Trailer) [Video]

Sene: Feel (Short Film) [Video]

We feel toward Sene the way Brother Ali feels toward Toki Wright: If you're not listening to the brooklynknight, then you're doing yourself a disservice. His path to perfect his prose has led him back to square one, forcing him to face the non-fiction of what was and what is. Given the circumstances of the last several months, we can relate. With that being said, we are (im)patiently awaiting his Plug Research debut, which arrives April 24th.

Locksmith: Labyrinth [Album]


The rapid rhymer from Richmond lets loose of his lyrical Labyrinth for five fingers.

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Actual Proof: Black Boy Radio [Album]


Actual Proof take an approach similar to The Roots' undun, focusing on a young boy from Raleigh and centering the album's content around him. Fit with production from 9th Wonder, Hi-Tek and The Soul Council, Sundown and Enigma enlist the assistance of labelmate Rapsody, Raheem Devaughn and more to complete their for-purchase premier.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

D/Will's Cartoon Beat Emporium: Chapter Three (Animaniacs) [Video]

Have you watched Chapter Two?

Quakers: Quakers [Video]

Quakers are like the UNKLE of hip-hop, breaking and bending styles and sounds until they produce an entirely new entity for our ears to enjoy.

Noah-O: Oh My [Video]

Noah-O lets loose of the extended edition of his Oh My visual, taken from Thug Wilder 4 President.

HardKnockTV Interviews Big K.R.I.T. [Video]

Slaughterhouse: Welcome To Our House Tour (Episode 2) [Video]

J.A.E.: Running Laps (Third Lap) [Video]

Running Laps is one of the sickest series we've seen this year and is quickly becoming one of our favorites. Perhaps J.A.E. will compile all of them into one and release it as a collection (we can hope).

Rick Ross: Rich Forever Tour Vlog #1 [Video]

Nardwuar Interviews Kendrick Lamar [Video]

Nardwuar shocks the hell out of Kendrick by beginning the discussion by detailing how he met Dre, gifting him a copy of the World Class Wrecking Crew vinyl, and

Terrace Martin: The Best Thing I Can Be [Video]

Hi-Tek on the beat, Terrace on the heat.

Forbes Interviews Chuuwee [Video]

On his first trip to SXSW, Chuuwee gets questioned by Forbes on what it took to get to Austin and what sets him apart from other artists.

Chevy Woods f. Wiz Khalifa: Homerun [Video]

Mac Miller Breaks Down Macadelic [Video]

Mac Miller expresses how special Macadelic is to him and also breaks down a few of the projects standout tracks.

Slangston Hughes @ SXSW [Video]

Cultural advocate, connoisseur of fine rhyme, creator and host of Uniquity, and all-around ace Slangston Hughes spits at SXSW. If you haven't done so already, be sure to scoop a copy of he and L'Daialogue DiCaprio's Dollars & Daialogue.

Blueprint: The Adventures of Blueprint (Go Hard or Go Home) [Video]

Printmatic reveals the revelations that came following his sobriety, and what has brought him to the current stage in his career. He focuses on his voracity for video, volunteering to work on other people's projects as practice to satiate his hunger to learn more and to advance another element in his artistic arsenal.

Noah-O: Thug Wilder 4 President [Mixtape]


Just in time for this year's election, Noah-O delivers a damning dose of reality, addressing the issues that should be on the table, but never seem to make it to the forefront. Why support elephants and donkeys? #ThugWilder4President

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Trackademics: Kodachrome Suite [Video]


Fresh Coastin' at its best...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Jon Mercure: Finger Paint [Mixtape]


Floorsleeper Jon Mercure applies Finger Paint to his verbal canvas. His latest features the standout single They Say, alongside E.D. Nix, as well as Five & Dime with Nesby Phips.

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Dibia$e: The Dust Down Under [Beat Tape]


Dibia$e unveils an exclusive mix to kickoff his upcoming Australia/New Zealand tour right.

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TenDJiz: De La Soulviet [Mixtape]


De La Soulviet is a mashup album by TenDJiz (Miami-based producer/sound-engineer). It uses acapellas of hip-hop trio De La Soul and couples it with instrumentals created from the Soviet Union soul and jazz samples.

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DJ Booth: SXSW 2012 Showcase [Video]

Flud Watches: SXSW 2012 Showcase [Video]

2DopeBoyz Interview Dee-1 [Video]

Psalm One f. RA the Rugged Man: Open Relationship [Video]

E-40: Fast Lane [Video]

E-40's triple threat, The Block Brochure is available online and in-stores now.

Timbaland Reflects On Are You That Somebody? [Video]

Timbo talks the making of the all-time Aaliyah favorite.

WK Today: SXSW [Video]

DJ Quik @ The Gaelic [Video]

Quik performs in Sydney for the first time.

MTV News Interviews Nas [Video]

Esperanza Spalding: Black Gold [Video]

Dam-Funk (In-Studio) [Video]

Dam-Funk gives a tour of his Funkmosphere Lab in Ladera Heights, California.

Miss Special Interviews Mick Boogie [Video]

Mickey Factz (as Mickey Mau5): Dreams of Money (Scene 2) [Video]

Directed by Justin Joslin, this trailer picks off where MauSe was last left off at on that bench in Union Square, sleeping in a dream like world seeing visions of words related to money and the aspect of it. Presented by Mickey Factz and The Observers Bureau, this trailer is only a preview to the rest of the short film. Presented by GFCnewyork, The Black Apple, Ronin/SS, Magnum Opus, The KDU and Right Angle Mgmt.

GoWhereHipHop Interviews Stalley [Video]

9th Wonder presents The Soul Council [Video]

Ski Beatz: 24 Hour Karate School (Lessons 2-7) [Video]

Locksmith: My Character [Video]

Locksmith goes in with GLC over that smooth Spitta beat.

DJ Cappo: Just My Time (Chopped & Screwed) [EP]


DJ Cappo throws his hand at J.A.E.'s Just My Time.

DOWNLOAD Just My Time (Chopped & Screwed)

Mickey Factz: Mickey Mau5e [Mixtape]


As avid fans of the 80s art scene, we have been looking forward to this project since its announcement. Not many artists could pull this off, presenting it in the way that it should come across, but Factz? There is none better to pull the weight of this project. His verbal trajectory and mental mastery shine bright here, particularly on Union Square and The Factory. Whether you're a follower of Factz or not, this tape is well-worth a listen.

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Mick Boogie & Slum Village: Dirty Slums [Mixtape]


Slum Village steal Mick Boogie to score their latest project, featuring Phonte, Black Milk, De La Soul and more.

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Stalley: Savage Journey To The American Dream Tour Vlog (SXSW) [Video]

Truth Is Scary Interviews Immortal Technique [Video]

Immortal Technique touches on the KONY controversy, the Trayvon Martin tragedy, 2012 tensions, and a wealth of other topics in his interview with Truth Is Scary.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Add-2: Save.Our.Souls [Album]


Windy City emcee Add-2 and LRG are pleased to announce a collaborative effort in the form of Save.Our.Souls, a mixtape which features production from 9th Wonder and lyrics that make Add-2 one of the most thought provoking new masters of ceremony in the game.

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One Be Lo: K.I.C.K. P.U.S.H. [Album]


Keep it cool kid. People usually show hate.

That was my mentality when I first started making music in highschool, growing up in Pontiac Michigan. 20 years later, that motto holds a different position in the career of One Be Lo.

K.I.C.K. P.U.S.H. was birthed in the wee hours of the night, while most people were resting and preparing for the next workday. After spending long days recording and mixing the LABOR album, it felt like going to Widetrax studio afterwards was more like taking a break from the actual job. The LABOR project is very conceptual. There are many layers in that project, and I expect people to take a while to get all of it. This K.I.C.K. P.U.S.H. is a fun record. Recording it was fun because there was no pressure to do it, but we still maintain the same work ethic. At one point, Pontiac was known for manufacturing cars, that moved people all over the world. Now that the auto industry is a ghost in our town, we carry on the tradition of manufacturing music that will move people all over the globe, whether you have a car or not.

K.I.C.K.(keep it cool kid) P.U.S.H. (people usually show hate) represents the raw energy that inspired me to make music over 20 years ago. We were always self motivated because most people around us didn’t understand what we were doing, or had the crab in the bucket mentality. In some instances we had to KICK down doors and PUSH our way in. For everybody that understands, sounds of Nahshid originate good rhymes and music. Something to interest Lo listeners beyond original recorded networkings. Real emcee’s bring intelligent rhymes to HipHop. Language arts based on Reality. Keep it cool kid. People usually show hate. That’s the motto.


OneBeLo: Lyrical Abilities Blocked Over Radio (The L.A.B.O.R. Instrumentals) & LabORatories (The L.A.B.O.R. Accapellas) [Beat Tape]


L.A.B.O.R. is arguably OneBeLo's most cohesive album yet. An acronym for Language Arts Based On Reality and another play on the birth concept before B.A.B.Y., the disc sees Lo cleverly using a theme of animals and occupations to metaphorically convey an assortment of issues, storylines and displays of lyricism. 'Pigs' speaks on corrupt law enforcement, 'Ox Y Moron' shows the highs and lows of upgrading your bank account, and 'The G.O.A.T.' sees him examining the ins and outs of peoples' interpretations of God, or 'the greatest of all time.' On the stylish tip, he slyly uses 'WILdeBEEST' to showcase elaborate wordplay of 'will/wheel.'

LABOR also incredibly showcases DL7, Lo's all-female band that made its debut at SxSW 2010 and has since performed with him at shows around the world. DL7’s production adds a notable live element to the record, amplifying Lo's conceptual rhymes more than ever before.


DOWNLOAD Lyrical Abilities Blocked Over Radio (The L.A.B.O.R. Instrumentals)


DOWNLOAD LabORatories (The L.A.B.O.R. Accapellas)

Adult Swim Interviews Madlib [Video]

Mac Miller: Loud [Video]

Mac turns it up while turning the lights off in the lead clip from his Macadelic mixtape.

A-Trak @ Buku Music & Arts Festival [Video]

Skrillex @ Buku Music & Arts Festival [Video]

Wiz Khalifa @ Buku Music & Arts Festival [Video]

Footage of Wiz performing The Code LIVE in New Orleans.

Wale @ La Maroquinerie [Video]

Footage of Wale performing Lotus Flower Bomb in Paris.

Kevin Olusola on CPR [Video]

A beatboxing celloist? We'd love to see him perform alongside Beats Antique. #justsayin

Digital Hustle: Tribute to Trayvon Martin [Video]

Digital Hustle was on-hand to film the March 24th rally in D.C.

SB.TV Interviews Spike Lee [Video]

HardKnockTV Interviews Curren$y [Video]

Curren$y shares the experience of performing at Hill's Smokeout, how he and Styles P came to work together, and hints at a free Pilot Talk 3.

Jefferson Price: Just Assume, I'm Everywhere [EP]


JP drops off a 5-track freebie produced by J57 and Audible Doctor.

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Eric G: The Jamla Collection (Volumes 2 & 3) [Beat Tape]


Be sure to add Volume 1 to your collection.





Friday, March 23, 2012

Mac Miller: Macadelic [Mixtape]


DOWNLOAD Macadelic

Flowback Fridays: Believe 4 Life [Video]


Jodeci: Love U 4 Life

David Banner f. Big K.R.I.T.: Believe

Respect The Architects [Video]

Tinker Hatfield, VP of Design and Special Projects at Nike, shares the significance of his background in architecture to shoe construction, specifically highlighting the creation of the ultimate classic, the Air Max 1.

First Serve @ Maida Vale Studio [Video]

Bueno f. Chuuwee & C-Plus: Raindrops [Video]

Sacramento truly has one of the sickest scene of spitters in the nation. This video introduced us to Bueno, who enlists the assistance of standouts Chuuwee and C-Plus for the latest visual from his Maloof Money III mixtape, available below:



Matthew Africa: The Best of E-40 [Mixtape]


Yay Game draws 40 songs from all eras of E-40′s career, from 1990′s ‘Let’s Side’ to his current single, 'Function.’ His catalog is so vast and deep that choosing just 40 songs to represent him was incredibly tough, but I’ve tried to fit in everything from mob slumpers and album sleepers to radio and club hits. Obviously, there are a lot of other classic songs that could have been on here but aren’t; I picked the ones that to me best embody his work as a whole. Or are just ones I really love.

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Janelle Monae Covers Jimi Hendrix [Video]

Footage of Janelle Monae covering Jimi Hendrix's Little Wing.

RawHustleTV Interviews Slaughterhouse [Video]

Alexander Spit @ SXSW [Video]

Break Beats & Rhymes Interview Murs [Video]

Bambu: Sad Life [Video]

2DopeBoyz Interviews 9th Wonder [Video]

OnCue: Kinda Late [Video]

If this clip is any indication, Just Blaze seems to be just as good behind the lens as he is behind the boards. OnCue's latest, Can't Wait, out now.

Thisis50 Interviews Wu-Tang Clan [Video]

Tabi Bonney: Top Notch Material Girls [Video]

Tabi gives his dub-heavy ode to the ladies he likes in the newest video from The Summer Years.

Nero Augustus (Jonathan Lowell): A Wonderful Week(e)nd [Beat Tape]


One of the things we love about Jonathan Lowell is the fact that he has more monikers than DOOM. This go round, under the guise of Nero Augustus, he splits and splices The Weeknd's work, applying his signature damning drums to the already deep discography.


Slim K: Taylor Allderdice (Chopped & Screwed) [Mixtape]


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Thursday, March 22, 2012

LRG: Skate The Void (Japan) [Video]

Dynasty Electric: Golden Arrows [Video]

After previewing Golden Arrows, produced entirely by Ski Beatz and co-written alongside Apple Juice Kid, on his Soundcloud page a few days ago we're excited to spot the Golden Arrows video. The album of the same name is available now on iTunes.

Al Lindstrom Interviews Wale [Video]

Al Lindstrom and his team go inside the studio with Wale, uncovering his feelings on how uncommon MMG is (they're a "real team") and how he compares his progression to working toward a Super Bowl win.

Game f. Kendrick Lamar: The City [Video]

Game and Kendrick pay tribute to The City that raised them, bringing viewers along for a cruise through Cali.

3 Little Digs: Wiz Khalifa [Video]

David Banner f. Big K.R.I.T.: Believe [Video]

Be sure to download Believe here.

Montreality Interviews Pharoahe Monch [Video]

Pharoahe ticks through the Rawkus timeline, identifying his personal highlights while on the label. He also describes working with Prince Po at a high-end wallpaper company years ago and expresses his excitement over Still Standing alongside Jill Scott.

Coolroy: Time Of My Life [Video]

Charlie, out now.

Thisis50 Interviews Erick Sermon

Erick Sermon preaches on the perils of proteges in the game, detailing his distaste for what he calls an "imbalance" in the industry.

Diplo: Blow Your Head 10 [Mixtape]


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Blockhead: Throwaway Files 2.0 (Part 3) [Beat Tape]


DOWNLOAD Throwawayfiles 2.0 (Part 3)

Jonwayne: This Is False [Mixtape]


So here is 'This is False', not so much a pile of songs as it is an executed concept in viewing how our surroundings change our energy and vibrations. Here, we have two very different ecosystems: My boy Zeroh's couch, in which I was using his equipment in his setting, with him in the room at all times, and my bedroom, where I was by myself and using my own equipment in my own environment and on my own time. I can definitely hear a difference and found it interesting, so I decided to share it with you guys.

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Plug Research S-2012 Compilation 2012 [EP]


This is a free compilation that we wanted to share with everyone. All brand new music coming out on plug during the spring quarter of 2012. We have been at this for the last 15 years and at some point this year, we will have had our 200th release. This is the year of letting go. Opening the flood gates of Plug Research for all to enjoy all of the wonders we have in our vaults.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Stalley Savage Journey To The American Dream Tour Vlog #1 [Video]

Uprising: Hip-Hop & The LA Riots (Trailer) [Video]

20 years after riots ripped through Los Angeles, 'Uprising' documents how hip hop forecasted -- and some say ignited -- the worst civil unrest of the 20th century. The film revisits the riots in gripping detail and draws from a diverse collection of voices -- the rappers, rioters, victims, police officers, journalists and everyday citizens of South Central Los Angeles. The documentary traces the rise of dissent in Los Angeles in the 80's and 90's and explores why citizens chose to rise up violently against police abuse and perceived injustices.

VideoCityTV Interviews Audible Doctor [Video]

Esperanza Spalding: Radio [Video]

Esperanza Spalding's music puts us in the same mellow mood as Sergio Mendes' Timeless, playing to the soother side of of our sound selector. If you haven't done so already, be sure to pre-order a copy of Radio Music Society on iTunes.

Wale f. Lloyd: Sabotage [Video]

Wale and Lloyd link for one of the better cuts from Ambition.

K'Naan & Nas: Nothing To Lose (Remix) [Video]

HardKnockTV Interviews B.o.B. [Video]

HardKnockTV caught up with B.o.B. at SXSW, where he talks his relationship with T.I. and what it's like working with Three Stacks.

¡MAYDAY! f. Tech N9ne: Badlands [Video]

Strange Music siblings ¡MAYDAY! and Tech N9ne take a trip to the Badlands in the latest visual from Take Me To Your Leader, out March 26th.

Rick Ross: Swear To God [Video]

B.o.B.: So Good [Video]

Forecast indicates Strange Clouds on May 1st.

Sway Interviews Cee-Lo [Video]

Cee-Lo confirms a new Goodie Mob album, touches on the group's recent partnership with the NBA, and estimates the time to project completion.

Strong Arm Steady: Classic [Video]

SAS compile an Instagram collage of all things classic in the video for the lead cut from Stereotype, produced entirely by Statik Selektah.

Señor Kaos: No More [Video]

Señor Kaos is the Most Interesting MC In The World.

MC Melodee: I Don't Care [Video]

Dutch dope-spitter MC Melodee gives her Cookin' Soul-assisted throwback track the visual treatment.

Snoop Dogg: Tekno Euro Mixx [Mixtape]


Snoop spins a slew of sultry sounds as part of his Tekno Euro Mixx.

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Murs: Gods Gone Crazy [Video]

Murs gives the go-ahead for the first official single from the Yumiko: Curse of the Merch Girl soundtrack.

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Cookin' Soul Beat Tape (Volume 1) [Beat Tape]


Cookin' Soul opens the vault, offering up several of their best beats for free, including a couple Jetstrumentals that we are pleased to have added to our collection.

DOWNLOAD Cookin' Soul Beat Tape (Volume 1)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Wiz Khalifa: Brainstorm [Video]

UrbanWorldTV Interviews Estelle [Video]

Estelle drops a dime on the holdup behind her sophomore album, explaining her lack of desire to make an album simply for the sake of recording, expressing some of the inspirations behind the lyrics, and avoiding labels.

Phil Frost on Bob Marley [Video]

In celebration of the upcoming release of 'Marley', Kevin Macdonald's epic feature length documentary on the life of Bob Marley, artist Phil Frost (who's known to be incredibly reclusive) participated in a terrific short video in which he, for the first time, talks about how his work and life has been influenced by Marley. 'Marley' hits theaters and all the digital outlets (including Facebook) on 4/20 and includes never before seen footage and music.

Smooth Grooves Beat Tape presents My Big Book of Love [Video]

R.K. Cerman rips a page from My Big Book of Love to add to the visual accompaniments to the Smooth Grooves Beat Tape.

MTV News Interviews Mannie Fresh [Video]

Mannie Fresh fills MTV News in on how he came to work with Kanye West, and also provides a status update on the G.O.O.D. Music album.

LRG: Letting The Kids Play (Parts 1 & 2) [Video]

Mac Miller @ Woodie Awards [Video]

Fiona Apple @ SXSW [Video]

Rick Ross @ SXSW [Video]

Chevy Woods @ SXSW [Video]

Raekwon @ SXSW [Video]

Kendrick Lamar @ SXSW [Video]

Shady 2.0 Showcase @ SXSW

Taylor Gang @ SXSW [Video]

Boldy James @ SXSW

Curren$y @ SXSW [Video]

Theophilus London & A$AP Rocky @ SXSW [Video]

Mystikal @ SXSW [Video]

Game @ SXSW [Video]

Nas & AZ @ SXSW [Video]

The Foodchain: Thirsty [Video]

Hungry for a helping of heaters? Thirsty for a taste of trill? Scoop a copy of The Foodchain's Brunch.

Raekwon f. JD Era: Dedication [Video]

Rae and JD link for the latest video from Unexpected Victory.

Alexander Spit: Mansions [Video]

Alexander Spit is not only an MC, he handles nearly all of his own production as well. After dropping 'Mansions', his first beat tape, we take a look at what goes into his production.

Zion I: Livity [Mixtape]


Zion I drops off a freebie, bringing along the usual suspects in addition to Bassnectar, Bambu, the Burnerz, and Trackademics.


Friday, March 16, 2012

Flowback Fridays: The One Wish That Got Away [Video]


Carl Thomas: I Wish

Dee-1 f. Mannie Fresh: The One That Got Away

Grillo: I Had U Ken, Show 'Em Sumo & Mean Green [Beat Tape]


Milan beatsmith Grillo has put together a series inspired by the characters of Street Fighter. His beats bring out the highs of the Hadoken, the showmanship of sumo, and the beast of Blanka.



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Philly Beamin: Humble Pi [Video]

Fuck the slice, I want the Pi...

Ski Beatz f. Rugz D. Bewler: Thank God [Video]

Beatz and Bewler give their Twilight track the visual treatment.

Lil Wayne @ SXSW [Video]

Big K.R.I.T. @ SXSW [Video]

Kanye West & Big Sean @ SXSW [Video]

Neako: LVLSXSW [Video]

Neako LVLs up, heading to Austin for SXSW.

BeatsTV Interviews Big K.R.I.T. [Video]

BeatsTV caught up with Big K.R.I.T. backstage at SXSW, confirming that B.B. King will be featured on his album.

Slaughterhouse: Welcome To Our House Tour (Episode 1) [Video]

9th Wonder & Phonte @ Red Bull Academy Lecture 2012 [Video]

Neako: Whippin', Whippin' [Video]

Dub Temple Records: Bob Marley Beat Tape [Beat Tape]


Dub Temple Records lets loose of the first installment in their artist tribute series, this time saluting Bob Marley.

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J. Period: The Best of Nate Dogg [Mixtape]


Ain't no mixtape like a J. Period mixtape, especially when he's mixing The Best of Nate Dogg.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bobby Tre: The Penrose Stairs [Mixtape]


While Bobby Tre has been criticized for his monthly mixtape releases, he continues to share his projects consistently and with ease. Inspiration is the motive behind each of his projects and with the belief in evolution and growth, the artist hopes to inspire others to be themselves and share their messages with the world, despite what the opposition is. As a young entrepreneur, and independent music artist, Tre finds inspiration in his daily life, from his struggles to transcending obstacles any person faces, his lyrics are a reflection of who he is and he stays true to that.

'The Penrose Stairs' is meant to provoke the images of a never-ending journey. People should think of the paradoxes in life, from falling in love to friendships, business and everything around them. In the 'The Penrose Stairs' listeners learn more about the views of Tre, while also experiencing his musical experiments. In past projects listeners heard songs performed and recorded by artists like Bob Dylan or Red Hot Chili Peppers, this time around they have a chance to hear Tre in a different way. Although he is a rapper, he does not hesitate to share his inspirations from other genres of music, which is not often seen in the urban crowd.

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Philly Beamin: Humble Pi [EP]


Mile Hi and Element Movement emcee Philly Beamin offers up a slice of Humble Pi, featuring City Sparks, Quest, Macniffy and Swoop.


LRG Artist Series: Bangkok [Video]

In anticipation for the full-length video which is slated to drop in April, filmmakers KC Ortiz and Dylan Maddux drop off the trailer for the latest Artist Driven Series which takes a trio of world-class artists across the pond to Bangkok, Thailand. Featuring Pose, Vizie and Steel, day nor night is safe from the onslaught of paint and debauchery that they've brought along for their visit to the 'Venice of the East.' For those looking to get a peak at the full-length - patience truly is a virtue.

Black Star @ Le Bataclan [Video]

Olek Meets Miss Van [Video]

The X Theorist: High For This (The Weeknd Cover) [Video]

Diplo f. Nicky Da B: Express Yourself [Video]

Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, & 1500 Or Nothin' (In-Studio) [Video]

GoWhereHipHop Interviews Freeway (Part 2) [Video]

If you missed Part 1, catch it here.

Page Kennedy f. Elzhi: Rules of Rap [Video]

SBTRKT @ Maida Vale Studio [Video]

DJ Quik @ Amoeba [Video]

Oddisee: Muve Music Sessions (Episode 1) [Video]

If you haven't done so already, please be sure to visit Mello Music Group's Bandcamp to hear more of the Mello Muve Compilation.

Wale f. Rick Ross & Meek Mill: Ambition [Video]

Live From The Control Room: Session Two [Video]

If you missed the first session, featuring Moe Green and Casual, be sure to view the clip here.

Dumbfoundead: You [Video]

This diddy slipped by us around Valentine's Day, when Dumbfoundead dropped his Love Everyday EP. Regardless, it's an ill visual and there's no expiration date on dope design.

The Beat Tape Project: A Beatnuts Beat Tape (Sean Born & Kaimbr Freestyle) [Video]

DJ Abilities: Now That's What I Call Fuck Off [Mixtape]


Over the past year Abilities has been exploring the dj side of his creativity and less the production.

This is a taste of that work, a new mix of cuts, remixes, mash ups and fresh blends for you to enjoy, please do.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

All In: The Poker Movie (Trailer) [Video]

'All In: The Poker Movie' tells the story of the poker boom that started in the underground clubs of NYC and went on to be played on line, in casinos and at home games around the world until the US Government shut down the 3 largest poker websites in the world. The definitive story of the rise, fall and rebirth of poker.

Mickey Factz (as Mickey Mau5e): Union Square (Scene 1) [Video]

Gearing up for the release of his highly anticipated conceptual soundtrack Mickey Mau5e, Mickey Factz releases the 1st scene, "Union Square" from his Short Film/Documentary of the same title. Directed by Slick Jackson and Mickey's own collective of talented film students properly named The Observers Bureau, the story starts out with Mickey's character MauSe, explaining where he gained inspiration from, where he slept and ate and also the time era he lived in, which was the 80's. Presented by GFCnewyork, The Black Apple, Ronin/SS, Magnum Opus, The KDU and Right Angle Mgmt.

Cris Cab: Angels & Demons [Video]

It makes no sense why weak artists like Justin Beiber get so much shine while there are artists like Cris Cab out there. Be sure to scoop a copy of his latest project, Echo Boom.

John Legend f. Ludacris: Tonight (Best You Ever Had) [Video]

JL and Luda link for the lead track from the Think Like A Man soundtrack.

Mystikal f. Lil Wayne & Birdman: Original [Video]

Michael Tyler makes his comeback run with YMCMB. Who would have imagined in the Drag 'Em In Tha River days that this would have come to pass, huh?

Curren$y & The Jets (In-Studio) [Video]

UNDEREXPOSED: Indie Hip-Hop In Atlanta (Documentary) [Video]

From Bad Perm:

Creative Loafing Atlanta recently ran a film contest entitled 'ATL Short Cuts 2012.' Contestants were challenged to produce a film that captured Atlanta’s music scene in five minutes or less. I got the opportunity to tag along with the High Impact Multimedia team on day one of filming. Despite it being one of the coldest days this winter, Atlanta’s Hip Hop 'who’s who' turned out in droves to contribute and lend their support to this project. The film, appropriately titled, 'UNDEREXPOSED: Indie Hip-Hop in Atlanta' is an accurate representation of just how diverse Atlanta’s Hip Hop community is. There are so many dope, Indie artists here whose music is underrepresented by mainstream radio. This film by W. Feagins, Jr. captures the spirit of solidarity, respect and support, that is indicative of area emcees, musicians, and producers alike.

Cults @ Maxwell's [Video] Interviews Big K.R.I.T. [Video]

K.R.I.T. uncovers what it's like working with 8Ball and MJG, stressing the duo's strong work ethic and professional approach.

Alvin Black III: Essential Esperanza [EP]


Alvin The Third amasses a mix of Essential Esperanza tracks, perfect to be our introduction to the Grammy-winning singer and Jazz bassist.

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Wiz Khalifa: Taylor Allderdice [Mixtape]


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Katalyst: Stones Throw Podcast #72 (Quakers) [Podcast]


Katalyst, one of the minds behind the 35-member strong Quakers, has compiled a collection of cuts the crew was combing while crafting their self-titled debut.

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Soul Khan: Wellstone [EP]


Produced by DeeJay Element and mixed by Audible Doctor, Soul Khan delivers his first freelease of 2012.

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