The Dropouts aka my homies El Prez & DNEZ rep for Inglewood in an old school hip hop manner over a dope Jansport J beat. It's only available on the IllRoots.com x Subconscious Threads mixtape: Spring Cleaning. Peep out the tape here.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Skeme of Inglewood drops another track for the masses...the work ethic is nothing short of consistent or Nothing Short of Amazing which drops June 2nd. He gets on that Flight School track that we all love...so peep it out.
Monday, March 30, 2009
A Love Supreme Sessions - The Release from DRG Films on Vimeo.
So if you haven't forgotten, A LOVE SUPREME drops tomorrow (at midnight tonight officially) at www.YOTHURZ.com, and if you ask UNI & Chris London, I came up with that name. Real Talk. Anyways here is the latest installment of the A Love Supreme Sessions by DRG. See what this 'drop' tomorrow means to UNI & RO, and more.
My boy Skeme shot this to me so I and ya'll can get more familiar with Dolla and his music so you can prepare for Skeme x Dolla's collab project. I also heard Dolla recorded something with some engineers/producers that I was put onto by Chris Focus...the world gets smaller. But peep the track and let me know what you think.
Lil trailer I came across when I was surfing the web this weekend. Peep it out...pretty dope. Has all the makings of something to introduce a big event. For more Nipsey info check him out over here.
Because Family Guy makes me laugh everynight, and I know I've got pals who like the show too, I'm posting this deleted scene. Mainly, because the reasons I watch this show at the end of the night to forget about people who irritate me...are the same people Stewie comments on. I see why it's deleted...LMAO!!!
So on the low, Jeezy has been dropping a music video for different songs from The Recession...and I've enjoyed alot of them. The above is one of my favorite songs besides Circulate (which he dropped last month with Belvedere Vodka). So peep this out and enjoy.
J*DaVeY - SLOOOW from Interdependent Media on Vimeo.
In case you didn't know, J*DaVeY dropped a new video today on YouTube as well as mtvU's freshman. Go here to vote this video into the weekly rotation. The video was directed by Tomas Whitmore (KREAM, Beautiful Day, Soul Hop & Hollywood Hiatus). Check it out and VOTE NOW!!! MULTIPLE TIMES TOO!!! THANKS!!!
Swiped the pic from Eskay as well as the download link...West Coast is moving...OG's and newcomers. Enjoy.
Who cares what city Prince is from...he's PRINCE. And if you've been paying attention then you know PRINCE decided that 3 concerts in LA was the thing to do. Peep this out and enjoy...if you don't show your moms...I'm sure she'll thank me.
VIMBY catches up with Los Angeles Hip Hop veteran Evidence to shoot the breeze...check it out.
DJ Spintelect shot this over to me the other day, but I hadn't had a chance to post it. Some newness from Convinced...u already know.
Blu & Exile - "Dancing in the Rain" snippet (tall) from gregthedude on Vimeo.
Greg the Dude posted this last week and the fact that Vimeo lets you do video in this format is what puts them way ahead of YouTube (as you should already know). Check out Blu & Exile doing their song Dancing in the Rain down in Austin TX for SXSW. Enjoy.
Nipsey Hussle on L.A.X. Tour w/ The Game | New York City from HipHopStan.Com on Vimeo.
HipHopStan.com caught up with Nipsey Hussle in NYC to get his thoughts on tour life, new mixtape and more. Peep it out. You wouldn't catch me wearing that hoodie...but I think it's pretty clean. True Story.
Friday, March 27, 2009
So next week resident artist Chris Focus will be burning up the Spliff on Friday night then will tear down LMU for his "Homecoming" ceremony. Rumor has it that he will perform two different sets for these back to back shows, so the idea is that you come to both of them. He will perform a couple internet favs as well as debut some brand new material. The LMU show will also feature other acts you've seen here like the Language Artz Crew, the homie TiRon, and the other homie H.O.P.E. LA STAND UP!!!
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So as you should know...UNI will be releasing that HIGHLY anticipated LP with Ro Blvd., entitled A LOVE SUPREME. That drops the 31st, more details to follow, and the release party is the following day: April 1st at the Viper Room. So d/l tuesday and party about it Wednesday. MySpace and Orisue are sponsoring.
Remember when Hip Hop Official sat down with Busta Rhymes backstage in LA at Club Nokia? Well they said that was just part 1...well here is the 2nd installment. Catch up.
Hip Hop Official was official while out in Austin TX, peep all the folks they ran into while out there for SXSW. Enjoy.
So Brand Jordan continues on this hit and miss ish...I mean the idea of the Air Jordan VII Hares recreated as an Air Jordan 1...I'm with that. But seeing that my Flint Grey/Blue AJ XIII's were my f'in favs out of the XIII series...to see them abominated and thrown in the 6 Rings model makes me SICK!!!! But maybe someone will like these...SMH.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Eazy E as we all know was a pioneer and legendary icon in hip hop. Part of the reason NWA came to be which has put a heavy influence in the rap game, PERIOD. Dying an unexpected death as victim of AIDS (which some don't even think it was), Eazy left even that much more of a mark as a nation took heed of a problem in our communities that was as horrifying as the gang violence; HIV/AIDS. Representing Compton to the fullest and introducing that city to the world, he also was one of the first hip hop executives and discovered mega-group (at the time) BONE Thugs N Harmony. Because (without any details) my nickname was derived from this man, and because he is a historic figure in the Los Angeles culture (especially hip hop), I have to pay homage. RIP Eric Wright...salute!!!
So since Thurzday was busy at SXSW last week he didn't give us a throwback...so he said let's post 2 on 'em. I'm all for it...so we give you: Street Dreams by Nas (one of my favorites) and Paparazzi by Xzibit (is that a Nautica jacket?). If you want to know why then hit up Thurzday on Twitter...he's currently in the studio as they master A Love Supreme, which drops March 31st (next tuesday).
Come through and check this event out...I mean it goes til 4am and is being put together by my folks at Broccoli City, LAx & Shake the Hand...so you already know that's going down. And we celebrating that cool dude TiRon's accomplishment, Ketchup. Not only a dope mixtape but it's gettin alotta good and deserved attention.
Skeme keeps it coming with some more music, this time featuring Dolla & Cire. Peep it out...Skeme is heavy on his grind and seems to live in the studio, I'm anticipating Nothing Short of Amazing on June 2nd (some ish I can bring to Miami). Oh and that lil logo in the top corner of the pic...I put hands on that...real light tho.
Sound Bombing 09 f. Cire & Dolla - Skeme
A Love Supreme Sessions - The South By Southwest Medley from DRG Films on Vimeo.
Once again the homies from DRG lace us with a new video featuring UNI...if you heard some of the stories the DRG camp went through out in Texas, man o man. Peep the vid...there are some goodies that UNI dropped audio wise today...but you can go elsewhere to get those. Enjoy this vid for now tho...
My nigga Nip Hussle just dropped a new remix for his single featuring Jay Rock & Maino. Pretty solid remix, I can rock with it. Folks is rocking with Nipsey all over the country slowly so this should get some more non-local heads turning. West UP!!! Props to Meka.
Hussle int the House (RMX) f. Jay Rock & Maino - Nipsey Hussle
Before he gets it in for his release party, B-Real hangs out with iHipHop.com for a cool interview. Respect the vets.
If you follow me on twitter you know that I said I had talked to J Cole and he confirmed some good news for me. So check out the link to his interview discussing his signing to Roc Nation (Jay Z x Live Nation). And above he gets his freestyle on at Green Lantern's spot...enjoy. As a bonus I included tracks from his forthcoming mixtape: The WarmUp.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Convinced X El Prez @ The New Classics Mixtape Release Party from Carl Stoeber on Vimeo.
Here's some footage of Convinced and El Prez gettin it in on that Mass Appeal RMX at that VIMBY Mixtape Release party a couple weeks back. FCC approved.
My boy J.J. that laces me with lots of DRG Film projects just hipped me to this mixtape, featuring alotta the cats that made some noise down in Austin for SXSW. It included tracks from local heroes UNI & Pac Div. Peep it out.
PAC DIV- 247HH.COM Episode 43 from 247 Hiphop on Vimeo.
In case you missed my memo about Pac Div dropping that EP on iTunes yesterday, here is a promotional vid to remind you. That EP includes my new favorite Pac Div song, that I've been jocking since they showed it to me in the studio. It's called Shut Up f. The Cool Kids and it bangs. So get yours and play get like Eaze!!!
The homie Shawn Chrys (with the glasses, sandwich, etc., lol) is featured in IM KING's new look book...so it's only right that when I get hands on the pics I post them here. And be on the lookout for his "City with No Seasons" later this year. I've seen the other pics for the look book and IM KING has some cool stuff dropping. Be on the lookout for it, or go to there site and sign up to get the latest info.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
And here it is...without further adieu...we've been speaking on it and preparing you all for months. This is a quality LP given to the masses for free and features a who's who of LA talent (not all but most). Consider this album the in crowd. LAUSD, Polyester the Saint & L4zy Lou on the Beat (with a little help from Jansport J & Fresh Chuck Daily on select tracks) laces the audio backdrop for this album. An ode to the 90's era in Los Angeles when fashion was as big as our music at the time. Featuring UNI, Pacific Division, Miss Jack Davey, Diz Gibran, Blu, El Prez, Chris Focus, TiRon, Convinced, Tunji, DNEZ, C-San, Casey Veggies, Reese 1, 310, Dom Kennedy, and way more are featured. Download below.
LAUSD presents - CURLY TOPS & NAUTICA JACKETS
Okay this has a lil bit to do with LA...it was filmed here, it features some LA tastemakers in the video such as Jerry Lorenzo & Javier Laval (JL), local talent J*Davey & Dom Kennedy, and my pals over at Weekend Warriors, Bri & Desi. Keri looks great, Kanye has a good verse and the video storyline actually works. So peep.
Bishop does a lil freestyle in the studio while chilling with Taje & WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO KIIIIDDDDD (POW!). Sorry hadn't done that in awhile.
So if you read Complex you know there are 2 sides...obviously as I showed you yesterday, Kanye is on one side...so it looks like Kim is on the other side. Here are some pics from her spread. If you want to see some pics from Kanye's article (which are dope too) go to Kev's spot.