Monday, April 30, 2012

Mick Boogie & Jonathan Mannion: Creating The Cover [Video]

In honor of the Beastie Boys being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame... I thought it's finally the right time to do a mixtape. It's something I've wanted to do for a long time... something people have asked me to do for a long time, actually... but I wanted it to mean something. Now... is the right time. I present to you 'Grand Royal.'

But I wanted to make it special. Something beyond just an audio experience. I called my friend Jonathan Mannion... the legendary photographer (Jay-Z's first four albums, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Nas, Aaliyah, the list goes on and on), and we decided to re-shoot the iconic cover from the Beastie's 1989 classic 'Paul's Boutique.'

This video, shot by Sasha and Roman of the amazing CNNCTD+ team, follows us to the famous LES location where 'Paul's Boutique' was originally photographed, and the hilarity that ensues.

C-Plus: Stay Official (Part 3) [Video]

C-Plus: Stay Official (Part 2) [Video]

Behind The Beats (DJ Face Edition) [Video] [Video]

BeatsTV Interviews Doomtree

Chase N. Ca$he: Daily Routine [Video]

Ca$he lets loose of the latest visual from his The Heir Up There.

Shabooty Interviews Mac Lethal [Video]

Slaughterhouse: Hammer Dance [Video]

E-40 & YG @ Key Club [Video]

Nas: The Don [Video]

If this is any indication of what the remainder of Nas' upcoming project will sound like then we are damn excited.

Jet Life: Direct Flight Tour Documentary (Episode 2) [Video]

Jet Life: Direct Flight Tour Documentary (Episode 1) [Video]

THURZ: Fuck The Police [Video]

THURZ continues to drop visual bombs from his L.A. Riot album.

Funky DL: Funky DL's Remix Deluxe [Mixtape]


Funky DL digs deep down into the crates, finding funky cuts from Biggie, the Beatnuts, De La Soul and more to flip.

DOWNLOAD Funky DL's Remix Deluxe

Mystikal @ Krush Groove [Video]

Thisis50 Interviews Macklemore & Ryan Lewis [Video]

B.o.B.: No Where Near Close [Video]

Float up with B.o.B. to the Strange Clouds this Tuesday.

What's A Jizzock presents Behind The Beats: Wally West [Video]

ORIGINS (Curren$y Edition) [Video]

When you look at all of the most successful hip hop artists, you find compelling stories. Who they are, where they come from and how they came to be. 'ORIGINS' is a video series where artists tell their stories, explaining where they came from and the events leading up to where they are at in their careers.

For the first entry, we enlisted Curren$y to tell us his story over some music by Keelay. Shouts out to Curren$y, Court Dunn and Jonathan Master. 'The Stoned Immaculate' in stores June 5th.

Raekwon @ BB King's [Video]

Mickey Factz (as Mickey Mau5e): 3rd 3y3 (Scene 4) [Video]

Documented by Erikson Corniel, Scene 4 takes us on a bombing session, with Mau5e commentating on his displeasure of the current political climate in the 1980's. Co-Starring the nation's president Ronald Reagan, MauSe uses the cities landscape as his own personal canvas. Produced by Mickey Factz and The Observers Bureau, this scene is only a preview to the rest of the short film. Presented by GFCnewyork, The Black Apple, Ronin/SS, Magnum Opus and Right Angle Mgmt.

The Live Room (B.o.B. Edition) [Video]

The Live Room is an exclusive Warner Sound original series that captures today's most innovative artists performing live recording sessions in the most iconic recording studios across America.

Thelonius Martin: Colors [Beat Tape]



Steely Chan: Mos World (A Tribute To Mos Def, Lee Fields & The Expressions) [Video]


Canadian collective Steely Chan throw their hand at mixing and mashing elements of Mos Def with that of Lee Fields & The Expressions.

DOWNLOAD Mos World (A Tribute To Mos Def, Lee Fields & The Expressions)

Redman f. Ready Roc: Sour Deezal [Video]

Neako: ESS ESS (Trailer) [Video]

Neako's next, ESS ESS, drops tomorrow.

Showbiz: The Cloth [Video]

CL Smooth: Nothin' Can Match It (Trailer) [Video]

What better way to begin the week than with CL Smooth? The Emancipation of Corey Penn, coming soon.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Flowback Fridays: Kings On Earth [Video]


J.R. Bailey: Heaven On Earth

Phonte f. Big K.R.I.T. & Evidence: The Life of Kings

In Bed With Invader [Video]

Mazzy Star @ Coachella [Video]

August Alsina: Sucka [Video]

Love might be for suckers, but The Product sure isn't.

Dom Kennedy: This Is Dom Kennedy Tour Vlog #3 [Video]

Ski Beatz f. L.E.P. Bogus Boys & Terri Walker: Lookin' For Me [Video]

Ski unveils the first official visual from 24 Hour Karate School (Part 2), featuring London soulstress and frequent collaborator Terri Walker.

The Cool Kids: On The Road (Part 2) [Video]

Sean Born: Lights On [Video]

Sean Born calls on Kaimbr to direct and DJ Roddy Rod to edit the lead visual from his debut album, Behind The Scale, available now on iTunes

Black Milk: Slaps & Claps Tour (Episode 2) [Video]

M.E.D. f. Hodgy Beats: Outta Control [Video]

Rick Ross: Rich Forever Tour Vlog (Final Episode) [Video]

Raekwon f. L.E.P. Bogus Boys: This Shit Hard [Video]

Unexpected Victory, out now.

The Weeknd @ Music Hall of Williamsburg [Video]

NYC welcomes The Weeknd to the states for his first U.S. Tour.

Fiend: Mirror [Video]

Mac Miller @ Roseland Ballroom [Video]

Footage of Mac performing Loud LIVE in NYC.

Sene: brooklynknight. [Video]

Amongst all the recently crowned kings, Sene settles into becoming a brooklynknight. His Plug Research debut album of the same name is out now.

Global Grind Interviews Common [Video]

Jill Scott: Blessed [Video]

Jill Scott stars in and directs the latest visual from The Light of the Sun, available online and in-stores now.

Big K.R.I.T.: Road Less Traveled (Episode 1) [Video]

Phonte f. Evidence & Big K.R.I.T.: The Life of Kings [Video]

Phonte gives his Evidence and K.R.I.T.-assisted track the visual treatment.

Miss Info Interviews Kendrick Lamar [Video]

Chuuwee: Glorious Revolution [Video]

The Sac-town spitter leads a Glorious Revolution to capture the Crown

MTV POV Interviews Wiz Khalifa [Video]

Jadakiss: Consignment [Mixtape]


Jadakiss teams with DJ Drama for a feature-heavy tape, backed by production from Araab Muzik, A83, and others.

DOWNLOAD Consignment

Gypsophonic Disko: NOLAphonic (Volume 2) [Mixtape]


Just in time for Jazz Fest, Gypsophonic Disko (DJ Quickie Mart and Ben Ellman of Galactic) deliver the second installment in their NOLAphonic series, featuring several local legends including Ricky B, Katey Red, Nicky DaB and more.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mister Cee: Left Eye Tribute Mix [Mixtape]


It seems like longer than ten years ago that we lost Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, the outgoing yet introverted lyricist famous for her rapid-fire rhymes and quick wit. In honor of her life and her work, Mister Cee has put together a tribute mix.

DOWNLOAD Mister Cee's Left Eye Tribute Mix

Chuuwee: Crown Me King [Album]


The newly minted king of Sac drops his second project on Amalgam, backed by production from Sundown (Actual Proof), Jonathan Lowell, and Audible Doctor.

DOWNLOAD Crown Me King

Monday, April 23, 2012

Tabi Bonney: Move Smart [Video]

KarmaloopTV & Burton present Elements of a Run (Part 2), The Echo [Video]

Don't miss The Drop.

Nefarious!: The Dream Theory [Album]


Nearly a year after releasing II, Nefarious lays out his Dream Theory.

DOWNLOAD The Dream Theory

Curren$y: Covert Coup (Instrumentals) [Beat Tape]


If someone swiped your copy of Covert Coup, scoop a second here.

DOWNLOAD Covert Coup (Instrumentals)

Tha Dogg Pound: DPGC'ology [Mixtape]


Snoop, Kurupt & Daz call Khujo Goodie, Dom Kennedy, E-40 and others to deliver a dose of DPGC'ology.


Mick Boogie: Grand Royal [Mixtape]



Slaughterhouse: Hammer Dance (Teaser) [Video]

The Come Up Show Interviews 9th Wonder & Phonte [Video]

Damian Marley: Set Up Shop [Video]

The Cool Kids: On The Road (Part 1) [Video]

K. Gates: Road 2 Be A Rap Star [Video]

Fiend f. Curren$y: Champagne [Video]

Fiend and Spitta ship out on a Chapmagne cruise for the lead visual from Iron Chef.

Chuck Inglish: [Beat Tape]


Independent innovator Chuck Inglish lets loose of a second set of instrumentals.


Strong Arm Steady: Members Only [EP]


SAS strike with a 7-track EP, fit with production from Nottz and Lee Bannon, among others.

DOWNLOAD Members Only

Amerigo Gazaway (Gummy Soul): Fela Soul (Instrumentals) [Beat Tape]


Given the success of last year's Gummy Soul release, Amerigo Gazaway has unlocked the underlying instrumentals, offering them free to the masses via Bandcamp.

DOWNLOAD Gummy Soul (Instrumentals)

Gangrene: Odditorium [EP]


We emerged from this weekend's cloud of smoke to a slew of new projects, most of which were inspired by the holiday, but all of which were extremely dope. We'll begin with the odd couple's Odditorium, and will continue posting throughout the remainder of the day. We hope you enjoy as much as we have!

DOWNLOAD Odditorium

Friday, April 20, 2012

Flowback Fridays: Schala's Never Been [Video]


In celebration of spending 420 with Wiz in Frisco...

Chrono Trigger: Schala's Theme

Wiz Khalifa: Never Been

AO (ArtOfficial): Mass/Comm [Beat Tape]


One-half of ArtOfficial offers a solo set of sounds, sans rhymes.


Inside [Video]

BeatsTV presents Nigel Sylvester in Barcelona [Video]

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

Converse presents Rubber Tracks: EPMD [Video]

EPMD recount how they first met, how they scored their first deal, and how their early sound separated them from the rest.

Miss Special Interviews Quelle Chris [Video]

Miss Special goes one-on-one with Quelle Chris about his joint project with Dibia$e and what he has in store for the remainder of 2012.

Obey The Giant (Documentary Trailer) [Video]

Based on the true story of Shepard Fairey’s first act of street art, OBEY THE GIANT tells the story of a young skate punk challenging a big-city mayor and the powers-that-be at art school. Frustrated by his inability to gain respect within the confines of art school Shepard sets out to gain notoriety and acclaim by targeting the most powerful man in Providence, former Mayor Buddy Cianci. Risking expulsion and jail time Shepard plasters Andre the Giant’s face over the image of Cianci on a campaign billboard. As word of Shepard’s prank gets out, Shepard learns that art is a weapon and attention is both a blessing and a curse.

AmadeuzTV Interviews Evidence [Video]

David Banner f. Snoop Dogg, Nipsey Hussle, Game & Ras Kass: Californication [Video]

DOWNLOAD Californication.

Fuse presents Crate-Diggers: DJ Jazzy Jeff [Video]

DJ Jazzy Jeff recalls stashing his lunch money for vinyl and how he first met Will Smith.

Juvenile: Nino The Magnificent [Mixtape]


DOWNLOAD Nino The Magnificent

Fiend & Cookin' Soul: Iron Chef [Mixtape]


International Jones drops off his first official project of the year, featuring Spitta, Trademark, Daz & Kurupt and Cookin' Soul riding shotgun.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Major Lazer f. Amber Coffman: Get Free [Video]

DOWNLOAD Major Lazer f. Amber Coffman: Get Free

Stussy & W-LINE: How I Roll [Video]

KarmaloopTV & Burton present Elements of a Run (Part 1): The Drop [Video]

Burton and KarmaloopTV bring you the first part of our Three Part 'Elements of a Run' series. We asked eleven pro riders at this year's Burton US Open to describe what it's like to be them. Part 1, The Drop, focuses on the adrenaline rush at the moment of dropping into a run.

Kendrick Lamar & Warren G On Tupac Hologram [Video]

Bavu Blakes: Wifey [Video]

Previously Unreleased Biggie Interview [Video]

Fuse Interviews Slaughterhouse [Video]

Diplo: Blow Your Head 11 [Mixtape]


You can find previously released editions of Diplo's Blow Your Head series here.

DOWNLOAD Blow Your Head 11

Skrillex & Ninjasonik: Tellex [Mixtape]


Telli (Ninjasonik) spits over the sounds of Skrillex.


¡MAYDAY! f. Jovi Rockwell: Imprint [Video]

¡MAYDAY! has left an Imprint on our mind (no doubt) with this one! The moody track, featuring Jovi Rockwell, melds seamlessly with the mystical visual.

Behind The Music: Nas (Full Episode) [Video]

Quakers f. Quite Nyce: Jobless [Video]

XLR8R Podcast #243: Jonwayne [Podcast]


Jonwayne seemingly manages to jam at least one joint from every genre into this mindbending mix for XLR8R's Podcast series, packed with pointed picks from Quasimoto, Dr. Octagon, Big L, Notorious B.I.G., Lootpack and more.

DOWNLOAD XLR8R Podcast 243: Jonwayne

The Weeknd: Live For This (Coachella) [Mixtape]


To commemorate his very first performance on U.S. soil, The Weeknd neatly packages his Coachella 2012 set into a freelease.

DOWNLOAD Live For This (Coachella)

REL: Out Of View [Album]


REL (Drums & Ammo) really will be Out Of View soon, as he has announced he is moving to NYC. But not before he drops off one last gem.

If you're in the Bay Area this weekend, don't miss the farewell event at 111 Minna Gallery (includes a performance by The Jacka).


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bobby Tre: No Country For Artist (Trailer) [Video]

Follow @BobbyTre.

Julian Assange presents The World Tomorrow (Episode 1): Hassan Nasrallah [Video]

Hezbollah urged the Syrian opposition to engage in dialogue with Assad's regime, but they refused. Hezbollah leader Sayyid Nasrallah confirmed this in his first interview in 6 years.

I Self Devine: New Shoe Smell [Video]

I Self Devine's The Sounds of Low Class Amerika hits shelves May 8th.

Kidz In The Hall: Real Life [Video]

Drawn Out: Big K.R.I.T. [Video]

Khia Jackson of VIBE swaps tricks of the trade with Big K.R.I.T., providing the 'Sip spitter lessons in sketching in exchange for a beginners intro to baseball.

Chuuwee: Le Père Du Peuple [Video]

The latest visual from Chuuwee's upcoming Crown Me King, out April 24th.

OutDaBoxTV Interviews Immortal Technique [Video]

B.o.B.: So Hard To Breathe [Video]

Pre-order B.o.B.'s Strange Clouds bundle, which includes a copy of the album, tee, bracelet, and three digi-singles.

DJ Skee Interviews Kendrick Lamar [Video]

Maroon 5 f. Wiz Khalifa: Payphone (The Voice Performance) [Video]

CNN Interviews Noah "40" Shebib [Video]

Freddie Gibbs @ La Maroquinerie [Video]

Footage of Gangsta Gibbs performing Slammin' in Paris.

HipHopWired Interviews E-40 [Video]

E-40 revisits (and again refutes) the rumor that he had Biggie setup back in the day.

Nas: The Don (Trailer) [Video]

Nas gives fans a glimpse of what can be expected from Life Is Good, coming sometime this Summer.

DJ 1derful: Recovery [Mixtape]


Atlanta's own DJ 1derful has put together a neo-soul mix featuring a number of our favorites including Jesse Boykins III, Bahamadia, Goapele, Digable Planets, Esperanza Spalding, and Leroge.


Beanie Sigel: Broad Street Empire (Vol. 1), The Lost Files [Video]


DOWNLOAD Broad Street Empire (Vol. 1), The Lost Files

Stones Throw Podcast 73: Mike D & Peanut Butter Wolf [Podcast]


While in town for the opening of his Transmission LA festival, Mike D joined Peanut Butter Wolf at Stones Throw HQ to put down some stellar sounds, including this mix featuring Rammellzee, KRS-ONE, Santigold, and more.

DOWNLOAD Stones Throw Podcast 73:Mike D & Peanut Butter Wolf

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bobby Tre: No Country For Artist/Lordz of Dogtown (*OBLIGED*) [Video]

Keep an eye peeled for Tre's next project, Obliged (coming later this month), and also for the next episode in his skate series (due out next Thursday).

Black Milk: Claps & Slaps Tour (Episode 1) [Video]

Smoke DZA: The Secret [Video]

Frames: GZA [Video]

An animated (literally) GZA recalls early visits to the Bronx, block parties, and a young RZA getting in trouble.

Miss Special Interviews Jansport J [Video]

Miss Special sits down via webcam with Jansport J to talk T.U.S., Movemeants, and flipping favorites Dear Summer, Check The Rhime, and Gypsy Woman.

Thisis50 Interviews David Banner [Video]

Arrested Development: Living [Video]

KarmaloopTV Interviews Ghostface [Video]

Ghost drops the dime on the delights that define the culture.

Wyclef Jean: Justice [Video]

Santigold @ Coachella [Video]

Araab Muzik @ Coachella [Video]

Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre @ Coachella [Video]

Eminem & Dr. Dre @ Coachella [Video]

Kendrick Lamar & Dr. Dre @ Coachella [Video]

The Weeknd @ Coachella [Video]

Rick Ross f. Future: Ring Ring [Video]

Casual: Tears [Video]

Casual's DJ Fresh-produced He Still Think He Raw arrives May 22nd.

Theophilus London: All Around The World [Video]

TL lets loose of the visual for All Around The World in preparation for his next freelease, Timez Are Weird These Nights (a remix of his 2011 smash, Timez Are Weird These Days), arriving April 24th.

DJ M-Rock: Stadium Status [Mixtape]


Two weeks to make a tape that’s 45 mins long. That’s what I do. This is a house and hip-hop tape, it’s not for the people who are looking for what I do on my 'best of' series. The title is all about party isht – I play a lot of this stuff in the clubs. I really enjoyed putting the intro together. I just wasn’t 100% happy with the original Diplo 'Express Yourself' track, I had to personally put in N.W.A. in it, I’m always on that old school meets new isht. Enjoy it. For the old school hip-hop heads, my next tape is going to be called 'Official Queensbridge Murderers.' That should make those guys happy. For everyone else, hope you dig this one. Peace.

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DJ JRuss: Going Green (Al Green Remixes & Edits) [Mixtape]


Featuring flips from Freddie Joachim, DJ Applejac, and more.

DOWNLOAD Going Green (Al Green Remixes & Edits)

Tupac @ Coachella [Video]

Flying Lotus @ Coachella [Video]

M83 @ Coachella [Video]

Radiohead @ Coachella [Video]

SBTRKT @ Coachella [Video]

Beats Antique @ Coachella [Video]

Chuuwee: West Francia [Video]

Chuuwee gets crowned King April 24th.

Dregs One: The Inspiration [Mixtape]


Bay Area beat breaker Dregs One delivers an 18-track tape, featuring Spank Pops, A-1 and others. Be sure to scoop a copy of The Inspiration and also check the video for the lead single, Pushin', below:

DOWNLOAD The Inspiration

Pheo: They Soulection [EP]


From the ear to the soul is 'They Soulection.' Who are they? They are WE, and WE are US. That's really all WE have left. Hopefully WE can learn and appreciate that before WE are no more. Let YOUR soul select what is destined, for that's really all that YOU have. Y'all stay black.

DOWNLOAD They Soulection

Ackryte: Shades [EP]


Shades is a collection of some of Ackryte's favorite old joints and some new material that's never been heard before. This album serves as a lead-up to his debut full length album on HW&W, dropping later this year. If you've been sleeping on Ackryte, it's a chance for you to become better acquainted with his work.


DOOMSTARKS: Swift & Changeable: The Prequel [Mixtape]


DOWNLOAD The Prequel

Sunday, April 15, 2012

August Alsina: The Product [Mixtape]


NOLA newcomer August Alsina teams with DJ Scream for The Product, featuring Trae Tha Truth and Wale, among others.

DOWNLOAD The Product

Friday, April 13, 2012

Flowback Fridays: Can We Stand The Supa Dupa Fly [Video]


Ann Peebles: I Can't Stand The Rain

SWV f. Missy Elliott: Can We

Missy Elliott: The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)

Ice-T: Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap (Trailer) [Video]

When we start out, we don't have shit. So we really make due with what we have.

Scintillation [Video]

Directed by Xavier Chassaing, this is an experimental film made up of over 35,000 photographs. It combines an innovative mix of stop motion and live projection mapping techniques.

Nike: New York Minute with Nigel Sylvester [Video]

Artitude: C215 (About Copyrights) [Video]

Bilal: Being Bilal (Episode 1) [Video]

1-2-1: RZA (Parts 1 & 2) [Video]

Jeff Staple's 1-2-1 series is second to none when it comes to industry insights, featuring interesting interviews with innovators like the RZA. Part one up above, part deux below:

Thundercat: Walkin' [Video]

LA Leakers Interview Kendrick Lamar [Video]

Kendrick drops a dime on what The Recipe he and Dre have cooking for Coachella.

Big K.R.I.T. @ University of Rhode Island [Video]

DJ Dub Floyd: Taylor Gang Paradise [Mixtape]


DJ Dub Floyd smashes-up Wiz with UK rockers Coldplay.

DOWNLOAD Taylor Gang Paradise

Exxo f. Big K.R.I.T.: Rear View [Video]

Hang Zhang: NYC Timelapse [Video]

Thursday, April 12, 2012

M.i: The Coldplay Sessions [Mixtape]


Admittedly, we're a little late to the M.i. party. The Austin artist released a well-received mixtape, Prep Time, on the heels of SXSW last year, and preempts the annual festival held in his hometown with another notable project.

DOWNLOAD The Coldplay Sessions

El-P: Cancer For Cure (Trailer) [Video]

Pre-order the Def Jux Founder's new album, Cancer For Cure, out officially May 22nd.

Surf Club @ Paid Dues [Video]

Timbaland & Missy Elliott @ Hennessy Wild Rabbit Party [Video]

Footage of Miss-E & Timbo The King premiering their new track, Triple Threat, in NYC.

Boldy James & Chuck Inglish Recording For The Birds [Video]

DOWNLOAD For The Birds

Good Fella Radio Interviews Stalley [Video]

Kyle Rapps: Streets Move On Air [Video]

Kyle Rapps lets loose of the latest visual from his On Air mixtape.

Rap Radar Interviews Macklemore & Ryan Lewis [Video]

DD172: Untitled [Video]

A look back at the Hip-Hop & Love Tour.

Cold Cuts & Leftovers: Killer Mike [Video]

Killer Mike chops game with 3 Little Digs.

Element Skateboards presents A Day in the Life of Mike Kerschnar [Video

Sean Desmond follows artist Mike Kerschnar around Frisco for a day.

Sene f. Sly 5th Ave: The Feel Reel [Video]

Sene delivers his Plug Research debut April 24th.

Generation Bass: MoombahLuV Series [Mixtape]


Make MoombahLuV Not War.

I wanted to put this compilation together for a number of reasons. One of the main reasons was to showcase some of the subtler sounds of Moombahton, thereby reinforcing its diversity.

I also wanted to show that it’s a genre of music, not just for the clubs, but also for listening to at home or in the car, when you’re feeling down, in luv or heartbroken and in the mood for romance.

With the concept of 'Luv' in mind, I wanted to ensure that it remained cheese-free and wanted to keep it away from the satin sheets ideology! So this compilation is more about the 'angst' & 'matters of the heart' rather than the physicality of 'luurve-making.'

Luv is what keeps us going, it’s what makes the world go around, as clichéd as that might sound, but I believe it to be true. Well, that’s just the way I see the world!






DOWNLOAD MoombahLuV 3: The Finale (Side A, LuVDrunK)

DOWNLOAD MoombahLuV 3: The Finale (Side B, LuVved Up)

Lee Bannon: Caligula Theme Music [EP]


DOWNLOAD Caligula Theme Music

Amerigo Gazaway (Gummy Soul): Rosebud (Trayvon Martin Tribute) [Video]

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Luckyiam: Bang Bang [Video]

HypeTrakTV Interviews Wale [Video]

Actual Proof: We Gon' Continya' [Video]

Black Boy Radio, available now on iTunes.

Rah Digga @ Paid Dues [Video]

Rick Ross: Rich Forever Tour Vlog #3 [Video]

Slaughterhouse: Welcome To Our House Tour Vlog (Episode 4) [Video]

Def Sound: Truly.Bright. [Video]

This is what happens when def sound gets all emo and writes a song with a pen made of sunlight, with a camera made of prisms held by a ladybug. Isn't thee distortion beautiful??

Oddisee: Muve Music Sessions (Episode 2) [Video]

In Episode 2, Oddisee details his delight at the opportunity to work with Muhsinah and traces the thoughts behind That Day and Everyday People, both available on his Mello Seasons album, available exclusively from Muve Music.

The Foodchain: Drama Class [Video]

The Foodchain is quickly becoming one of our favorite groups. Their free album, Brunch, is packed with both daring and docile gems that illustrate both sides of their collective being. Although Drama Class is not featured on the album, it's a good indicator of what we can expect next from the Denver dream team.

Dom Kennedy: This Is Dom Kennedy Tour Vlog #2 [Video]

Bassnectar f. Lupe Fiasco: Vava Voom [Video]

Beats Antique perfomed a LIVE rendition of a Bassnectar track in Oakland at the Fox Theater at the end of March that was just SICK (if anyone knows the name please email us - we may have a special gift for you). Now the California dubsmith brings along none other than Lupe Fiasco (who is slowly working his way back onto our radar) for the distorted lead visual from the album of the same name.

HardKnockTV Interviews Mac Miller [Video]

HardKnockTV caught up with Mac backstage at Paid Dues to discuss the commercial success of Blue Slide Park, the introspection on Macadelic (which sounds like what we expected from his major label debut), and the adjustments he has had to make as an artist and as an individual.

Neako: 3xCHNGNGRMX [Video]

LVLZEBRA, out now. Keep an eye peeled for LVLGND, coming soon.

Thisis50 Interviews E-40 [Video]

The Bay Area groundbreaker gets into the thoughts behind The Block Brochure, his respect for some of the hungrier new artists, and how he wants to be remembered.

Genesis the Greykid: [Video]

I chew on paint brushes and spin In Living Color...

The first official visual from The Grey Kid's upcoming album, Grey Matter, coming soon from Creative Control.

MontanaTV Interviews The Artists of Del Mural Art[Video]

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Victory Lap [Video]

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis give their XXL Freshman 2012 cut the visual treatment.

Simian Mobile Disco: Seraphim [Video]

Simian Mobile Disco visualize a sound that reminds us of Kosheen in the first official visual from Unpatterns, out now.

TenDJiz: Q-Tipokratiya [Mixtape]


Q-Tipokratiya is a mash-up album by TenDJiz (Miami-based producer/sound-engineer) created by blending the acapellas of Q-Tip and instrumentals composed from Soviet Soul and Jazz samples. The title of the album is a portmanteau of the name Q-Tip and the Greek word 'Kratia' ('Power').
The previous mash-up album 'De La Soulviet' by TenDJiz released in October 2011, has received positive reviews from critics and was featured in The Los Angeles Times, Miami New Times, etc.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Curren$y: Dirty Money (Freestyle) [Video]

DJ Quiz Interviews Stalley [Video]

Ab: Carbon Copy [Video]

Quelle Chris & Dibia$e: 2Dirt4TV (Vol. 1) [Album]


DOWNLOAD 2Dirt4TV (Vol. 1)

Lute: West 1996 [Mixtape]


Seemingly out of nowhere, Lute steps up and stakes his claim to everyone's collective playlist. The Charlotte artist crafts classic cuts reminiscent of 1996 that sound like the East and speak like the West.

DOWNLOAD West 1996

FlyTimesDaily Interviews Cardo & Sledgren [Video]

OnSmash Interviews Boldy James [Video]

Phil Ade: Gone [Video]

Phil flips The Throne and gets Gone.

HypeTrakTV Interviews Wale [Video]

David Banner Breaks Down Let Me In [Video]

Ne-Yo: Burning Up [Video]

Locksmith: Slight Disgust [Video]

Locksmith tests the limits in this short film.

Katrah-Quey: I Heart Esperanza [EP]


DOWNLOAD I Heart Esperanza

Kev Brown: Random Joints [EP]


Low Budget Records is Producer/MC Kev Brown’s latest business venture, a partnership between Kev, Redefinition Records and Fat Beats Distribution. We’ll be hearing a lot more of the Maryland based producer’s brand of quality hip-hop as he now has the creative control and distribution channel to do things whenever and however he sees fit. With upcoming solo and collaborative projects in the works that feature artists such as Grap Luva, Hassaan Mackey, Toine (from DTMD), Sean Born, Kenn Starr, Quartermaine and others, Kev is set to satisfy his long-time fans and new listeners alike as he releases a barrage of quality records.

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