I'll start with features because this category isn't about artist and their song. Every other category has more to do with the artist themselves and their product. This is my opinion so you don't have to agree...in my eyes these are the guest appearances that made you forget whose project you were listening too. This about that extra addition that made you run the track back or go yo is that...?
Saturday, December 31, 2011
This is one of those tracks I needed to bring in 2012 with...they on they TRAP BOY shit right here. T.I.'s mixtape of the same name is set to drop tonight. Get ready.
Some new music the homegirl Kay Cola dropped. R&B, crooning...whatever you want to call it these days has been sounding good on the underground, and I'm glad Cola has started making her stride in it.
Droop-E dropped a video for his track with Kendrick Lamar. An ode to Rossi and it's therapeutic effects. From Droop-E's forthcoming project Hungry & Humble.
Last one from Fif (for now)...enjoy.
Playa's Only Live Once, that's the Motto...P.O.L.O. Waiting to see how this video comes out.
I told you 50 had more videos...this is probably THE club banger from the tape. The video is pretty entertaining as well.
New video from Dubb featuring Will Smith. Check it out.
I feel a certain way about YG being taken off of the song but 50 does deliver a nice verse in place of. And it looks as if this video was directed by Kreayshawn.
Newest GGN, this time featuring Wiz Khalifa as he and Snoop discuss the creation of Mac & Devin Go To High School. Enjoy.
I always hear good things about Phil Ade, this time he drops a video with the city's own Casey Veggies. Check it out.
This dropped awhile ago but I just checked it out recently. More music for cuffin' season...I hear some of ya'll started that season a lil late.
New video from Roccett featuring Chevy Jones.
The Weeknd dropped another project and had the internet going NUTS (again). To break up all these video posts let's check out some music. You may have this already, BUT if not you should do this now. It needs to be on your NYE playlist.
One of my favorite songs from 50 Cent to drop in the last couple years. Interesting visual on top of that.
More West Coast love being spread as Gangsta Gibbs connects with OG Daz Dillinger. Production provided by Statik Selektah.
Raven dropped this video while I was on vacation so I'm just getting around to it...even if it's not new this is one of those videos I don't think fellas would mind watching over and over again. WHEEWWWWWW...Raven we gotta have a talk, you wildin', lol.
The song everyone hates to love and the video everyone loves to hate...it wasn't a game changer (nor do I think I should be) but at least they went to the Bay to pay homage correctly. Mistah F.A.B., Droop-E and of course E-40 make an appearance.
Thurz and Ro Blvd get together for this track then took it over to Mr. Whitmore and got this visual. Some dope, fun ish to wild out to. This will be featured on Ro Blvd's upcoming project Heart Pounding Panic dropping soon.
While folks was busy hating on The Motto video, I was appreciating what Matt Alonzo was able to do with this video. I was never a big fan of the song (though Tyler did his thing on it) but the video brings an added element that makes the song more engaging.
Video from Terrace's EP he dropped after Locke High 2. The EP was called Thoughts From Detention, this song is called Plastic Cups & Blunts and features the homie AB. Also saw a cameo from my fam LJ. I introduced him to ya'll years ago as AveStar LJ. Hi-Tek on the beat, something to vibe to, enjoy.
Video from a track off that Love & Rockets vol. 1: The Transformation that Murs has with Ski Beatz. Enjoy.
Another video that 50 released from "The Big 10". Didn't feel like signing in to YouTube to get permission to embed...so I'll give you the video via OnSmash.
Fresh video courtesy of Freddie Gibbs featuring the Leimert homie Dom Kennedy as well as the fam Polyester. Heard the homie Jason Madison was behind the visuals. If you haven't seen this yet watch it, if you have watch it again, there's nothing wrong with repeated views. You can find the mp3 on that Cold Day in Hell project from Gibbs.
As much time as Wiz spends here he knows plenty bouts California...if only he filmed the video here instead of Hawaii. Either way the song is a go and the visuals match the mood so I can't complain too much. Enjoy.
I still bump that BLVCK Diamond Life EP so it's been good to finally see some visuals from the project.
Chris Brown, Kevin McCall and Tha Bizness usually works out pretty well. Peep the video.
50 Cent has been unleashing videos from his Big 10 Mixtape for the last week or so. The mixtape is dope and he's been doing videos for many of the standouts. So start with this one and know that I'll hvae more of these posting throughout the day. Enjoy.
A few days late but it's still the holidays so deal with it. This episode features guest appearances by Warren G and Iggy Izalea.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Ok this isn't another movie already...it's actually a game. If it looks anything like this, this game might kill a couple games in it's genre. The OG fans will love this as far as character design...OH and Grimlock is in it.
Impressive that this was captured on the iPhone. The big homie Ryan Ford of Cashmere Agency shot this from his up close and personal seat at Staples last night. See Jay & Ye run through some of their solo hits and their notable tracks from the album. Round two tonight...
I saw the last one just because...but this one I actually am interested in.
New video from Kid Ink featuring the homie Nipsey Hussle. Peep it out.
A visual from the mixtape/EP The Big 10 that 50 dropped last week...got the femcee Paris rocking on two verses. Fif closes it out.
One of my favorites from "The DIV", glad Danny gave it the visual treatment. They were all in MIA and this happened, even Diz showed up. Yo Be, I need ur lady friend in this video tho...good looking.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Music video from Skeme's mixtape Before My Next Statement, dropping later today.
My brother Thurz drops his new video DOPE via Red Bull USA. This is the first official video from his project L.A. Riot. Directed by Mister (Thomas) Whitmore and the track is directed by THX. Fresh video...enjoy.
So the OG and two of the upstarts take Drake's west influenced track from Take Care and give a lil L.A. gangsta twist. Dirty but with tags. The official dirty will be out soon enough. But for now just listen to this one that YG tweeted.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
CTE tho...Inglewood x Indiana.
They must've shot this while in South America with Snoop. Smooth track and perfect scenery; and that Anita Baker sample...COLD. Peep it out.
If you haven't heard this already...you NEED to. Download now and enjoy this record. Co-produced by her and Dae One. L.O.V.E. drops on 12.2.2011...you've been warned.
Ras Kass connects with Doc Hollywood for his new single from the forthcoming project FILA (Fuck It Loseit All) which is also an entry on the 20/20 Music project. Ras Kass uses ecology to craft this display of lyricism. Enjoy.
Young Scolla hit me with a track he's featured on so I'm sharing it with ya'll. A number of you can probably relate at this time...or at least will relate to it when you're "clear-headed".
What I can say is this Gerald Walker dude stays working...I swear he's dropped a project a month in the last three months. I could be wrong but you get the point.
I've been hearing good things about this artist so I'm going to post more from Kris Kasanova. Enjoy the interview.
We catch Kris Kasanova in the studio recording War Paint to talk about what it’s like growing up in Brooklyn and his pre-studio rituals, and he sings us a few bars from his track broken clock. - KTV
It's now Sunday but I was busy doing other things on #BlackStarFriday, so here is the initial offering from #BlackStarFriday. For those of you under a rock, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) & Talib Kweli are Black Star and they're back together. Get the new song on iTunes now.
Another track from the 20/20 project from DJ Booth.net and Event Electronics.
I told ya'll that at the Smokers Club Tour stop in L.A. that an emcee from Chi-Town named Paypa caught my attention, well in my inbox landed this recap. Paypa catches up with Bun B, Slim Thug, Killa Kyleon, ASAP Rocky, a couple radio stations and even more. Check it out and peep his newest project Henny on the Rocks available at DJBooth.net
Saturday, November 26, 2011
In this episode of Sweat The World, Wahid cruises around with Casey Veggies and the Peas & Carrots Intl. family. They drop in on the Mac Miller Megabus to talk about what makes the Veggie Family a force to be reckoned with.
False Reality (GIBBY) OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO NO LOITERING from 5ample on Vimeo.
BarrelHouseBKLYN Presents: GIBBY - False Reality (feat. Spintelect)(Prod. Lawrence Frazier) video. Song is from BarrelHouseBKLYN mixtape compilation entitled: No Loitering (Westcoast Edition) hosted by DJ SPINTELECT coming soon.
Not really up on Cals like that, I just saw he had a track with YG. Word on the streets is he's from San Diego...so it's still WEST. Enjoy.
To coincide with the re-release of Young Scolla's album Seconds Away, Young Scolla and the RLES Society have released this video directed by Motion Family and 7King. You can find the album here.
Don't remember if I posted this or not, as you can assume by the title, Sean is rapping over Tyga's hit song. Enjoy and remember #SFBE
A single from a forthcoming project that will feature Common, Raekwon, Black Thought, Talib Kweli and more. For now grab the single off of iTunes.
Orisue has a super Black Friday/Holiday sale going this weekend as well as a contest that can get you $500 worth of clothes just by RT'ing and "Like"-ing their posts on Facebook, you can get those details here. Pretty simple right? Oh they also have have a contest going on with Fashawn and LTD. Check it out here.
The San Diego emcee drops a new video from his album Happy To Be Here. You can grab that right over here.
This existed on his project with Green Lantern: IWG3...but he lets it loose with no tags. Produced by Mr. Chrystopher himself. Enjoy.
Slim stops in with Sway and Devi Dev to talk about jail, working with Dr. Dre and of course his project War Music which is out now. Enjoy.
What I can tell you about this interview...Cardo has A LOT of music coming out with a number of artists that you all listen too. Check it out, NOW!!! Shouts to Fly Times.
Baron Davis along with Tina Thompson and the good folks of LAUNFD are having a charity basketball game featuring many of the NBA players that were born and raised here in Los Angeles. Should be pretty exciting looking at the names on the list. If you haven't gotten your tickets then go to the Facebook page and get yours. Proceeds go to the Kids in Sports LA Foundation.
In this clip we get to hear from Curtiss King's mother about sacrifices, chasing your dreams and what she appreciates about her son. Enjoy, this is one of the more honest visuals I've seen an artist put out.
Those Chosen sits with DRG Films to discuss the role of music in their individual lives. Don't forget that their current project cA is out now.
Crooked I has a new EP on the way featuring Jay Rock, Glasses Malone, Mistah F.A.B. and more. This is the first leak from that project. Enjoy.
Perfecto is back with a pre-cursor to his next project. Check it out.
I dropped the audio a while back so you should already be familiar with this track. Now they've dropped a video and are also looking to drop an EP together. Be on the lookout for it.
Ya'll know I fux with K.R.I.T. & Gangsta Gibbs tho...this is the single from Statik Selektah's album Population Control available on iTunes. Red Bull premiered this video, check it out.
Get familiar with Marcus Manchild. He's on the Smokers Club Tour and Fly Times Daily caught up with him while he was at the Dallas stop. We're working on our interview so for now check out this clip with the Houston emcee.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
After arguing with me about Foxy Brown and Lil Kim, Convinced made sure I knew he still has his own music to talk about. His latest offering is from his forthcoming project Neurosis that will drop on 12.6.2011. The track features lyricist Hawdwerk and vocalist Brooke Taylor.
Hall of Fame is busy with a new website, a Black Friday sale (I mean 25-75% off) and then a few new hats as well.
While at Sneaker Pimps in NYC, Kendrick talks his favorite shoes, Run-DMC and that TDE movement. Enjoy.
So go to JdaveyBaby.com and buy their diary like digital booklet called "NDD: the Liner Notes" from the J Davey collective and you get an 11 song full length album featuring ?uestlove, Thundercat, Polyester the Saint and more. And I must say that this album is dope and needs to be in all rotations. The booklet is only 2.99 so get on it, start your holiday season off right...
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
This should be pretty sick...shouts to AplusFilmz tho...
Yeah on some real ish...they're just stuntin on us right now, lol. Enjoy.
I told ya'll about the dope event for Slim the Mobster over at the Crooks & Castles store a couple weeks ago. Well in this clip SkeeTV makes sure to give you a peek inside to that night. The catch up with Slim and Sha Money to talk about a few things. Enjoy, and don't forget you can download the album here.
#TM103 on 12.20, ain't got to say too much more...
We were one of the first to drop the track a while back when it leaked...now we get the full official video as the Watts artists link up for a slapper.
Nice charity event put on by Baron Davis and Tina Thompson this weekend along with LAUNFD. Your favorite hometown products to make names for themselves in the NBA will be on hand to show off and give us some much needed HOOPS!!!. Get your tickets here.
Fader made this "leak" happen today, so get it and enjoy it. You already know what Kendrick can do to this Willie B beat, and you can imagine what Busta Rhymes can do...well it lives up to that. Shout out to all the folks who will attempt to learn this song word for word...#Salute. TDE whattup tho?
I took some photos at this event and now Behind the Hustle drops their recap video on the dope event. This gives a more in-depth look at what they were looking to do with this event. It's necessary because things like this give the youth a better idea and direction of how to make their way through these industries. I talked with Mega about this event and he said these are much needed across the board. Hoping to see more soon. Be on the lookout for more events and content from Behind the Hustle right here.
Going down at the Roxy tonight. You can buy tickets online over here. The Airplane Boys will be rocking tonight as they are in town all the way from Toronto, they're not here much longer so make sure to check them out.
Snoop Dogg aka Nemo Hoes explains the real story behind Thanksgiving as only he can on GGN. He also talks about what to do for Black Friday
"Ionno cuz; but they gotta whole lotta food" - Nemo Hoes