Monday, November 30, 2009

StreetLevel: ‘On The Level’ with Dame Dash & Creative Control Presents: On The Level Ep. 6 with Damon Dash from streetxlevel on Vimeo.

So Dame hass been on the move lately and in this long (but informative) clip he explains his recent business moves. check it out.

TIME ft. The Boy Illinois & Cashmere D - Midwest City Nights (Prod. by TIME)

So i check my email and I see the homie Time hit me with a leak from his Mixtape thats dude to drop next week. Dope lyrics and production. check it out below or Download here.

Malice N Wonderland (Trailer)

I had no clue there was a movie to go along with this album (which drops dec. 8 by the way) looks like it will either be pretty good, or very bad... only time will tell

Friday The 13th: A Night With Cool Kids & Mos Def (Trailer)

FRIDAY THE 13th: A NIGHT WITH COOL KIDS and MOS DEF from Creative Control on Vimeo.

This place may be the coolest spot in the world right now. A lot of dope Musical Artists/Bands/Artists/Filmmakers meeting up and collaborating. This is a trailer for a short film chronicling a night with Mighty Mos, Chuck, and Mikey

DJ AM Nike Dunk

Dope choice of materials for this one. 3M on the swoosh, Patent leather, perforated on the heel. All in All pretty clean shoe, just not sure on the release date yet. stay tuned

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Chip Tha Ripper feat. Curren$y & Big Sean - Fat Raps (prod. Chuck Inglish)

Chip hooked up with Spitta and Sean to drop some "Fat Raps" over Chuck Inglish production.. would've been dope to hear Mikey on here but its hot regardless. check it out below or download here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Invasion Radio Interview/Freestyle with B.O.B

One of the most creative and original new artists chops it up with Green Lantern in this clip. Whats even more dope about this video is that Green allowed a fan to play a beat for Bobby Ray over the phone, lol. Check it out

Le Da Soul

For those of you who missed the post featuring a leak from this project, you may or may not have known Mick Boogie, Terry Urban, and Lemar & Dauley were going to put out a tribute compilation mixtape for De La Soul. so whether you knew or not, you can download it here. Dope music with a majority underground (for now) lineup.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

DJ Enuff Hip-Hop Fun Fact

So it turns out DJ Enuff was the man in the middle that convinced Isaac Hayes that it was ok to let Erick Sermon sample the theme song from "Shaft" for the "Reservoir Dogs" posse cut (Lox, Jay-z, Beanie Sigel, Sauce Money) on the Hard Knock Life album. My favorite verse on the song is a tie between Sauce and Styles, but the whole song is flames. Whats yours?

The Wu-Massacre Trailer pt. 3

Besides this being a pretty intricate series of trailers, I'm just happy this will be coming out in a timely fashion..

Obie Trice - I Am

So after years of basically being out the loop, Obie Trice (real name, no gimmick) is dropping a street LP entitled "Special Reserve". It will be entirely produced by DJ Premiers protege MoSS. Here's a leak from it called "I Am". It goes hard. check it out below or download here.

NCAA Basketball 10 Gameplay

In this clip Georgia Tech takes on Virginia. I think the EA style of basketball is perfect for a college basketball simulation, high paced and smooth rotations witth the zones on defense. Commentary could use some more work, lacks flow.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Chip Tha Ripper On Vimby

Vimby caught up with chip to do some quick visuals to "Movie" , do an interview, and get a quick a capella verse. Dope. Check it out.

8 Billion Lives - Chris Ries (Young Chris)

8 Billions Lives hooked up with Young Chris for a brief film documenting his life as he reflects on his career thus far.

Wyclef Jean - Born A Shotta

Ok, so i guess I've been sleeping on Clefs upcoming mixtape "From A Hut, To The Projects, To A Mansion" and there have been a few visuals (not videos from the mixtape) of him singing while playing the acoustic guitar. Funny seeing this clip and the song being "Born A Shotta" when I just watched him in "Shottas" last night. Random, I know.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Fabolous - Imma Do It ft. Kobe

As corny as Fab has proven to be on Twitter, I can't sit back and act like this isn't a banger. Dope visuals to go with the song.

Method Man & Street Life Perform Brooklyn Zoo

Easily 1 of my favorite ODB songs. Its great to see ODBs name living on through his friends and music.

Blakroc Webisode #10 ft. Nicole Wray

Just dope seeing this album come together.. Here's a clip of Nicole Wray in the studio.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pac Div, For The Love Of It

Pac Div sits down with XXL for a quick interview. Really gives insight on the fellas and shows they are very down to earth and not planning on going commercial.

XV - Nevermind (Prod. Seven)

Dope (and pretty funny) song from XV. This will be featured on the "Beneath The Surface" compilation from Y Not My Dream. Check it out below or download here

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Snoop Dogg - Protocol

Snoop Dogg - Protocol from on Vimeo.

Uncle snoop just dropped a new video prepping us for the release of "Malice In Wonderland" dropping December, 8th.

Blakroc (ft. Billy Danze(M.O.P), Nicole Wray, & Q-Tip) - Hope You're Happy

For those who still don't know, Dame Dash has a new project dropping next friday. He has a very dope line-up of artists and the rumors of the artists on deck for Blackroc 2 are exciting as well. Sidenote, it's good to see Dame still pushing Nicole Wray. She is a very talented artist with a beautiful voice but being signed to Roc-A-Fella can only get you so far from what we've learned from Beanie Sigels recent backlash. Just good to know every boss in that faction wasn't a snake (and I'm a Jay-z fan. ) Check out the track below, or download it here.

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Consequence feat. Kanye West, Common, KiD CuDi, Big Sean & John Legend - Whatever U Want (G.O.O.D. Music Remix)

A very G.O.O.D way to jump start a slow-motion day in the blog world. they arranged this song in a dope way to where this wouldn't end up a 15min remix. check it out below. Or download here.

Hit or Miss??

My girl is a big Beyonce fan and she gave it the thumbs down for a lack of a storyline. The dudes I know are split on this one. What you think?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

B.o.B (a.k.a Bobby Ray) - No Mans Land

Switching up the pace a little bit, here's a video from Grand Hustles own B.o.B. Dope song and video. This track comes from his "B.o.B vs. Bobby Ray" Mixtape. Hosted by DJ Green Lantern and Don Cannon. Download that here.

Chip Tha Ripper - Movie (prod. by Boi-1da)

Ooooh ok I get it. I oversleep one day and all the dope stuff drops, lol. moving on....
Here's a new one from Chip called "Movie". The tempo of this track really embodies his persona and helps him paint a picture.. Also makes me wanna roll up, ha. But check out the song down below and If you didn't know, the Cover art is by Glen Infante.

Download Here

BLCTXT - Acknowledgment (Mixtape)

So I got a late jump today and see the homie BLCTXT hit my inbox with some dopeness. I had to post this asap. One thing about his mixtapes is that they're straight to the point EP style projects that leave you wanting more. be sure to take some time and download Acknowledgment

Monday, November 16, 2009

Raekwon, Murs & Xzibit - Legacy

Didn't really see this one coming but i felt compelled to post for a few reasons. 1 This is off the Ninja Assassin soundtrack and Martial Arts + Raekwon = Vintage Wu. 2, X and Murs are some of the most underrated from L.A from the wave of cats who hit the scene around 99-2000. 3, putting these cats together could only wnd with a dope song, so enjoy.

Clipse ft. Pharrell and Cam'ron - Popular Demand

So far I've posted the leak and the behind the scene footage. Well, the video is finally here and is a good look. I personally think Malice owned this song, what about yall?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pac Div - Whiplash/Young Black Male

Very ill video from A very dope group that seems to be floating under the radar. This vid showcases the songs "Whiplash", and "Young Black Male". Both featured on the "Church League Champions" mixtape. enjoy.

Diary Of... N*E*R*D (Sneak Peek)

MTV Diary of... N.E.R.D from Adrian Hylton on Vimeo.

Here's a quick look at this behind the scenes style documentary following N*E*R*D around Kanye's "Glow In The Dark" tour.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Blakroc Webisode - Pharoahe Monch

In the newest Blakroc webisode, you'll get to see the contribution from Pharoahe Monch in collaboration with The Black Keys for Dame Dash's BlakRoc Project coming Black Friday.

Nike Sportswear Air Royal Mid “Metro Pack” Black Patent & Suede

Even though it's under the "Sportswear" division, I view the Royal Mid as a most casual/classy version of the Dunk. The Patent Leather/Suede combo really breaks the monotony on the shoe which makes the all black shoe pop. These are available now.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

BLCTXT - Stuck On Broke ft. Life The Great

Yo, I had the privilege of chopping it up with this cat a few times. Very cool, down to earth and most importantly, talented artist. Give this a listen and be on the lookout for his new project "Acknowledgment". Oh, BLC is still currently unsigned, further proof that Hip-Hop lives in the underground.
Stay Tuned for more posts from underground/unsigned artists

<a href="">Stuck On Broke ft. Life The Great by BLCTXT</a>

Raphael Saadiq - Staying In Love

New video from my personal favorite R&B Singer/Songwriter/Producer. Dope video and song that def seems to have that mid-late 60's inspiration to it.

Clipse - Doorman

Clipse - Doorman Music Video - Til The Casket Drops Dec 8 from Malice of the Clipse on Vimeo.

The Clipse prefaced the video with a story about the drug organization "The Family" before getting into this song, playing it safe I suppose. But anyway, I don't have to tell you this is dope.. IT'S THE CLIPSE! It's also a lot of eye candy in this vid. I like. Enjoy.

The Cool Kids - Knocked Down

New video from The Cool Kids. If you're not on their music... CATCH UP! its more than a retro gimmick. Chuck Inglish usually hlds down the beats and is a very dope (underrated) rapper, and Mickey Rocks always brings the heat with the lyrics. Check this one out.

Detailed Look - Air Jordan XII White/Red

With the vast majority of the recent Jordan Brand releases being (in my opinion of course) HORRIBLE, It's refreshing to see a properly done retro. I actually prefer these over the Black/Red colorway, but I think that's because moms copped these for me in the 1st grade, but the decision to purchase will be up to you in December.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

John Mayer Talks About Battle Studies

John Mayer is a very talented guitar player, an extremely gifted songwriter, and overall a dope artist. This video he speaks on his upcoming album Battle Studies, due to be released on November, 17th. Interviews J.Cole

I know I know, too many J.Cole videos, not enough music.. Oh Well. I posted this mainly because he speaks on the comparisons between he and drake (Which should stop at the fact they both "yella") and I figured it yall would find it interesting to get his take on it.

The Beginning of the Jay-Z/Jaz-O Feud

Long story short for those who may not know: Jaz-O taught Jay how to formulate songs and vocal cadence. Jaz put Jay in his first two videos back in the late 80's/early 90's.. He also introduced Jay to Big Daddy Kane (who took him on tour) and took him to London to record Jaz's first album (Jay lyric- "back of Johnny album cover, red and blue gucci sh!t). When Rocafella started Jaz didn't want to sign a contract for so little money, but he did produce Jay's first hit "Ain't No Nigga" and sang the hook. He also let Jay use the intellectual property to The Originators (Nigga What, Nigga Who) which was first a Jaz record in the early 90's.. Leads to the Nas/Jay beef and Jaz stating that Nas' Ether won. Jay caught feelings and was set to be in Jaz's video for the song above and No showed which caused the rift.. Niggaz is petty
"No show at my video? You worthless homes"- Jaz-O

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

EA Sports MMA Trailer

EA decided to jump into the mix of MMA gaming with this one. Looking to drop sometime in 2010, STRIKEFORCE will be featured as the primary league.

J. Cole: A Star Is Born Pt. 4

Just keeping you updated with the J.Cole series.

Okayplayer Interviews Wale

OkayplayerTV: Wale from Okayplayer on Vimeo.

Wale speaks on his album (which is out now) his friendship with The Roots, and his favorite rappers in this interview with OkayplayerTV

Monday, November 9, 2009

Raekwon ft. Lyfe Jennings - Catalina

I posted the trailer for this a little while back and I said a prayer that this would come out as dope as the trailer hinted to. This song plays the perfect backdrop to this track. check it out and enjoy.

Snoop Dogg - Snoop State Of Mind

Uncle Snoop raps over the "Empire State Of Mind" instrumental in this vid. Once again vintage snoop rhymes. Dope way to start the day. Cool to see him giving a shout out to New York after crushing the buildings back in the day.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Blakroc (ft. Jim Jones &Mos Def) Nothing Like You (hoochie coochie)

So if you didn't know, Dame Dash is working on a new project "Blakroc". Its going to be a compilation featuring artists such as Mos Def, Jum Jones, Billy Danze (MOP), RZA, Raekwon, Nikki Wray, Q-Tip, Pharoahe Monch, NOE, and the backdrop will be by the band The Black Keys.

On this track Jim Jones steps outside of his normal braggadocios rhymes to speak on the ills of the fast lane.

The album should be available 11-17 or "Blak Friday"

Friday, November 6, 2009

50 Cent Speaks on Possibly Signing Beanie Sigel

Even though on paper this would be a good look.... This aint 2003, and interscope doesn't care if Beans is a raw, relentless, talented artist if his track record shows he's never sold more than 800,000. I personally don't care about sales, but in this climate artists are getting one chance from labels to at least go gold or they get canned. I hate giving speeches but this is the perfect time to take the game back to its essence and STOP SIGNING TO MAJOR LABELS. Let them have the radio and keep your dignity, artistic integrity, and answer to your self. Drop albums when YOU want to , say what YOU want, and make money for YOU (and the indie label that distributes you album and doesn't dictate your moves) and thats not a just a message to beans, its one for any and every artist that isn't recording music specifically for the club or a phone. ok, my rant is over, see yall next post.

50 Cent "Stretch"

50's new album is great btw..

Curren$y - Life Under The Scope

Very ill song. Very captivating hook and the verses really bring it together to be an introspective, yet flashy track. According to his twitter, Curren$y has been spending a lot of time in New York and judging by the Dame Dash cameo, and the newly formed group with Jay Electronica and Mos Def (Center Edge Territory) he's making some valuable connects.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Curren$y Announces New Group Project With Jay Electronica and Mos Def

This is gonna be BIG for the underground. According to Spitta, Mos Def Named the group Center Edge Territory. and its almost seems like the perfect team. Their styles should blend very well. stay tuned for more info.

The Wu-Massacre Trailer pt. II (Method Man, Ghostface, Raekwon)

Part II trailer for the Wu-Massacre album that drops dec. 22nd.. dope visuals shot by Rik Cordero and Three/21.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Launch Trailer

WOW. This game looks to be epic. Patiently waiting to cop on November 10th. They also get a thumbs up for using one of my favorite Eminem songs (Til I Collapse) in the trailer.

Diz Dibran ft. BJ the Chicago Kid - Truly Yours (video)

New video fro Diz. If you aren't aware of his music yet, he's among the new generation of L.A artists hitting the scene. BJ is a very dope singer so this combo did not disappoint. Quiet as its kept, I think music in 2010 will shift to the west coast, the artists all seemed to emerge at the same time and all work together.. stay tuned

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Trey Songz - I Invented Sex

This song originally featured Drake, but I see no way they would've possibly made this video together. The leading lady in this video is on point too

Alife x Timberland 40 Below Boot

Pretty cool and basic design. I very rarely see any Timberland collaborations so this is a good look. The 40 Below Boots are cut a little higher than the 6 inch model, and feature a tumbled leather upper. Dropping this Friday November,6th.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Rihanna - Wait Your Turn (video)

Yo, her whole image is dope to me (but that may be because she's my celeb crush) so I like this new angle she's taking with her music, as long as it doesn't flow into any other existing lanes I.E Santigold, M.I.A, etc. but this is a dope song+vid. check it out.

The Clipse ft. Rick Ross "I'm Good" remix (video)

The Clipse linked up with the baaaaaaaaawse for the remix to "I'm Good". The original remix just featured a new verse from Rick Ross but this has new verse from The Clipse as well. Video shot by Spiff TV, who happen to be the go to directors for Ross.

Monday, November 2, 2009

EA Sports NCAA Basketball 10 Gameplay/Toughest Places to Play

I've been waiting to see some more videos on Ncaa Basketball 10 gameplay. Even though I am an avid 2k sports supporter, I always preferred Ncaa Basketball/March Madness over the College Hoops series. Moving on, this video shows the top 10 toughest places to play along with a few glimpses of gameplay. I'll be copping this on release day.

Rihanna ft. Young Jeezy - Hard

Just like the song title says, this song is pretty hard. This was an interesting combo, but it ended up working out very well. Rihannas verses came off a tad boastful, but they hold weight. For whatever reason this songs seems unfinished. Since its a leak it will probably go through another mixing session.. check it out below.

Huf x Nike SB Blazer Mid Premium

Street Wear brand HUF hooked up with Nike SB to put a twist on the Nike SB Blazer Mid. For those of you familiar with Converses and Vans, you'll recognize the heel tag and canvas materials. I found it dope that the Nike Swoosh is only stitched as an outline and not in contrasting colors making this a very simple shoe available in Khaki or Black.