Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Elusion Clothing's top 10 worst and best hip-hop albums of 2009

Our list. Top 10 best, to us. Hate it, love it, we don't

10. Dead Prez - Pulse of The People. To me, it was a mixtape, but it sells for 14 bucks and last time I checked, mixtapes didn't cost that much. Still a very dope cd regardless.

9. Fashawn - Boy Meets World

8. 50 Cent - Before I Self Destruct

7. Eminem - Relapse

6. Raekwon - Only built for Cuban Linx Pt. 2

5. Royce Da 5'9" - Street Hop

4. K'naan - Troubadour
3. Mos Def - The Ecstatic
2. Slaughterhouse - Slaughterhouse

1. Doom - Born Like This

Now, this is real hip-hop. Jay-Z, honorable mention.

Worst Albums of 2009

10. Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon : The End of Day (aw, wheres the cleveland love??? No disrespect to Cudi, we just didn't like it after really listening to it. It wasnt that bad tho. Thats why he's number 10.)

9. Fat Joe - JOSE 2

8. Triple C's - Custom Cars 'n Cycles

7. Wale - Attention Deficit

6. Busta Rhymes - Back on my BS

5. Cam'Ron - Crime Pays

4. Clipse - Til the casket Drops(yea, we said it. Nothing against them.)

3. Fabolous - Loso's Way

2. Slim Thug - Boss of All Bosses(Weak...)

1. Jim Jones - Pray IV Reign

The Top 10 best and most disappointing albums of 2009

So, I'm up, on the laptop, browsing some of my favorite morning sites and I come across this listing on The journalist's name is Henry Adaso. He's given his list of the top 10 best albums of 2009 and the most disappointing list of 2009. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME AFTER READING THE LIST, PLEASE CLICK TO GO VIEW. The list is very debatable. First, the top 10 best albums of 2009, according to Harry.

10. K'naan - 'Troubadour'

9. k-os - 'Yes!'

8. Eminem - 'Relapse'

7. Clipse - 'Til The Casket Drops'

6. Slaughterhouse - 'Slaughterhouse'

5. DOOM - 'Born Like This'

4. UGK - 'UGK 4 Life' (I didn't even know UGK released an album this year!)

3. Brother Ali - 'US'

2. Raekwon - 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx'

1. Mos Def - 'The Ecstatic'

Your thoughts? This looks like real hip-hop on this list. I'm all for it, but where's Jay-Z? His cd was definitely worthy of making the list, or at least honorable mention. Before you finish, read the 10 most disappointing albums. This is very debatable!

10. Fabolous - 'Loso's Way'(this will definitely get some people going...)

9. Slim Thug - 'Boss of All Bosses'

8. Wale - 'Attention Deficit'( everybody has been saying this: Wale's mixtapes were so much better.)

7. Cam'ron - 'Crime Pays'

6. Kid Sister - 'Ultraviolet'

5. Gift of Gab - 'Escape 2 Mars'

4. Busta Rhymes - 'Back on My B.S.'

3. Asher Roth - 'Asleep In The Bread Aisle'

2. Jadakiss - 'The Last Kiss'

1. Rakim - 'The Seventh Seal'

Tweet your thoughts. Retweet this list.....Speak your mind. we'd love to know.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009



These kids are amazing...the guys from one of my favorite websites, STREET ETIQUETTE are creating a documentary video with some of their friends in Harlem, NY. These men have style! Shout out to Travis and Joshua. Please follow them on twitter. (@streetetiquette) The full video drops in January 2010. Visit their website for photos and much much more....Man I love these guys!

Koohl Cardi - Superman Is Alive

Yes, this kid is the future. You heard it first here. Sponsored by Elusion Clothing, Koohl Cardi's mixtape, Midnight Snack is scheduled for a late January/Early February release. No features on the tape. I repeat, no FEATURES! He wants to make his debut all on his own. Listen to the first single off the mixtape, Superman Is Alive, produced by the up and coming team, Swollen Drumz Productions. All original beats on the tape! Enjoy and remember where you heard him first...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Closed Sessions With Tanya Morgan

Closed Session: "Posted" featuring Tanya Morgan from Ruby Hornet on Vimeo.

Ruby Hornet has a dope series of "Closed Sessions" recording artist making a song. Tanya Morgan is a group that makes great music. If this is your 1st time seeing them, catch up!

Homeboy Sandman - Not Pop (Artist Profile By TONE)

1st time I heard a Homeboy Sandman track I was thoroughly impressed. The 1st time I heard him speak I was equally impressed on the level of intelligence he carried that carried across to his music. Its only fitting that the 1st Homeboy Sandman post on here is a video of him rapping, and speaking. I hope yall enjoy and do some research on him.

Black Milk Previews 2010

In this vid, Milk speaks on and previews some new tracks for his new album "Album Of The Year" dope stuff.

Reflection Eternal ft. Mos Def, J. Cole &Jay Electronica (Untitled Radio Rip)

Ok, so last time a song like this dropped and only had a radio rip... I declined to post until a later date. Not this time. lol check it out above or Download here.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Clipse Interview With Combat Jack

Wow, I had no clue they grew up with Timbaland. Check out this interview.

Ski Beatz & Mos Def - Taxi

Just some footage of Black Dante writing and recording Taxi. The DD172 studios are locked air tight... Nothing ever leaks when WE want it to. Be on the lookout for Ski Beats "24 Hour Karate School" mixtape.

Tom Clancys Splinter Cell: Conviction 1st 12 Mins. Of Gameplay

The storyline takes a step away from the usual assignments from the government, to saving his own daughter from danger. Looks like it flows well.

Monday, December 21, 2009

YP ft. Mikkey Halsted - Words of Wisdom

This song caught my attention, and now that they have the visuals, I can make up for not posting when I 1st heard it. Dope music.

Adidas Original Highrise

Adidas has been taking a turn towards more contemporary shoes lately, and for the most part they've all been dope. Add these in to the tally. The gold accents on this smooth gray shoe really set these off in my opinion. A nice smooth casual kick.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Rakim feat. Jadakiss, Styles P & Busta Rhymes - Euphoria

I dont understand what you want me to say. Look at the lineup on the song... click play and then download here.
But seriously ,this track doesn't disappoint at all

Freeway & Jake One - Know What I Mean (Video)

Posted the Audio and the Behind The Scenes footage 2 weeks ago. Here's the finished product. Shot by Rik Corderro.

Scram Jones ft. Saigon, Nino Bless, & Crooked I - 3rd Degree

Now I'm always looking to post dope underground music, and when I heard/saw this, I made it a priority to get on the blog. As most of yall know, Scram Jones is a (Very sick) producer. But to most peoples surprise he's also a dope rapper too. Check out this video as these 4 murder Scrams beat.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ironman 2 Trailer

Been waiting to see this, glad the promo is in motion.

Rihanna ft. Young Jeezy - Hard (Video)

I been waiting for this all day. Here's "Hard" featuring Young Jeezy. I would incorporate a horrible pun right now but I'd rather not. Behind the scenes video below.

Spec Ops: The Line (2k Games)

Trailer looks sick, check out the description from the developers.
Spec Ops: The Line unfolds within the destroyed opulence of Dubai. Once the playground for the world’s wealthiest elite, Dubai has fallen victim to a series of cataclysmic sandstorms. The city’s ultramodern architecture lies half-buried under millions of tons of sand. The very sand that blankets the city plays a marquee role in altering combat situations and serves as a powerful but unpredictable force that will both help and hinder players throughout the course of the game.

While most people have fled the now-barren wasteland before the sandstorms swept through, U.S. Army Colonel John Konrad and his loyal squad remained behind to protect those incapable of escape. Unable to reach anyone in Dubai after the storm hit, the U.S. Army feared Konrad and his team dead until they picked up a weak distress signal and launched a rescue operation. As U.S. Army Captain Martin Walker, you and your elite Delta Force team are sent to infiltrate the treacherous region to bring Konrad home. Players will experience “The Line”, that razor’s edge known only to men who deal in war. It is the line they cross when death and duty become one and the same. It is the end — of self and sanity — when their duty is done and only they remain.

Mike Bigga (Killer Mike) Interview with HipHopWired

Cool interview with one of the most well spoken emcees in the game right now.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Jay Electronica - Exhibit C

So when I heard the radio rip of this a few weeks ago my exact thoughts were "WOW THIS IS CRAZY" then "Yo, i'm posting this as soon as the CD quality drops tomorrow". Much to the peoples dismay, the releasing of the track has happened until now... but it is so worth it. Don't believe me? Listen below. Then download here... then repeat.

Styles P & DJ Green Lantern - Legal Money

Dope concept to the video, and if Styles is involved, you know the music will be fire.

Cookin' Soul & Don Cannon - The Red Album Trailer

In their latest mash up, Cookin' Soul teams up with Don Cannon to clash East and West, Jay-z and GAME for The Red Album.

Reflection Eternal ft. Mos Def, J. Cole &Jay Electronica (Sneak Peek)

Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek) are trying to make a BIG impact with this one. I can't wait to hear (and post) the CD quality MP3 of this so be on the lookout.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Medal Of Honor (Trailer)

So EA is geared up to release another Medal Of Honor. Judging by the trailer, its gonna be NICE. Funny how they bring it back after Call Of Duty got extremely popular. Whatever's Clever

Monday, December 14, 2009

Lil Wayne ft. Eminem - Drop The World

From the way the download file was tagged, one would assume this is another leak from "Rebirth" which personally is looking like a nice piece of work. On this joint he finally teams up with Eminem for a 1on1 collab. Came out nice. listen below or download here.

Rihanna On The Cover Of GQ

If you didn't know, I got a crush on Rihanna and I tend to express it a lot on this here blog. These pictures do nothing but enhance my crush. Just be on the lookout for the January 2010 edition of GQ Magazine. I sure will.

AZ "I'm Back"

Thought this was fittin' for my return to posting.. The lyrics are insane as usual.. "The scripture says Allah's inside me"

Triple C’s feat. Bun B - Break It Down

I applaud RAAAAAAAWSE for keeping his team buzzing on the internet. I also applaud him for linking up with Bun B ( R.I.P PIMP C!) Check out this vid and enjoy.

Tom Clancys Splinter Cell: Conviction (sneak peek)

This is my personal opinion.. But hey, that's what blogs are for! Ever since I had Splinter Cell for the Gameboy Advance, I felt like Tom Clancy games were a step above the rest. From gameplay,to graphics, to plots, to missions. This joint looks no different.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mike Posner - Drug Dealer Girl

J Records Mike Posner took time out of his busy school schedule to shoot the video for "Drug Dealer Girl" on campus at Duke University. Rosa Acosta is the woman of interest in this video and it turned out to have a cool concept.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Cool Kids & Friends At Under100

Cool Kids and friends at Under100 from whizhouse on Vimeo.

The Cool Kids hooked up with Dame Dash and threw a show. Here's what Keap Hope said about the event.
DD172 and Under100 put together another crazy night. I ran through with Dan on Tuesday to check out a special performance from the Cool Kids who had friends Stalley, Mikey Factz, Jay Electonica, Amanda Diva, Curren$y and more in the building with many jumping on the mic for an extended cypher. Word was that the Black Keys and Mos Def would be making a late night performance, but around 12:30 the show ended, supposedly due to cops and a noise complaint, and the show turned into a mini party upstairs in the gallery space. – Keap Hope

eLZhi - The Leftovers Unmixedtape

I LOVE surprises! This tape basically came out of no where but I'm so happy it did. Definitely quality music from the motor city. Download here.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Juelz Santana ft. Yelawolf - Mixin Up The Medicine

1st off, Rik Cordero has been on a roll with these videos this past month. Secondly, AYE! Santana seems to be making his way towards a "comeback" of sorts. Tight song, lets see how it pans out

Wu Massacre - Meth vs. Chef part 2

1st off, the beat/sample is sick, and Chef and Tical going back and forth without a hook really set this off. Still kinda wanted to here ghost on here, but that wouldn't make this a part 2. oh well. check it out below or download here.

Wille The Kid & DJ Scream - The Outkast

Ok Aphiliates Music Groups (DJ Drama) marquee artist Willie The Kid decided to pay homage to Outkast with this mixtape pretty dope idea, and the leaks I heard didn't disappoint. Download Here.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Lupe Fiasco - Solar Midnight

Finished product of the featured song from the Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack.. soooo dope.

Behind The Scenes of Lupe Fiasco Solar Midnight

Always good to see Lupe in stride to drop another album. Check out the vid. Enjoy.

Homebase - Off The Wall Sessions (With TiRon)

Off The Wall Sessions Ep. 7 TiRon from OFF THE WALL SESSIONS on Vimeo.

From his music to his interviews, this cat seems totally down to earth and just doing music because he loves it, which is enough for me to support. check out the interview above.

Wale - No Days Off (episode 2)

Wale - No Days Off Episode 2 from Christopher Hernandez on Vimeo.

I Didn't know about this series until today, but it just chronicles the hard work that goes into being Wale. pretty cool, check it out.

Sergiodapro On Tony Hawks Ride

I've been a fan of Tony Hawk games since Tony Hawk Pro Skater came out. But when SKATE (by EA) debuted alot of people opted for the true simulation instead of the arcade style Pro Skater series. Introducing this new series of Hawk games looks like it will be more of a simulation, but word is, it's only for the Wii :( oh well.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mos Def - Supermagic

I have no idea what goes in the mind of the suits behind Mos Def, his album got horrible promotion and this (I believe) is his 1st official video from "The Ecstatic". But anyway its dope and you should watch it.

Timbaland ft. Drake - Say Something

I thought this video already came out? oh well, here it is. One of the singles for Shock Value 2

Sade - Soldier Of Love

Well, now I feel like proposing to somebody. check it out below or Download here.

Rhymefest - Give it to me

Wow. If this video didn't get you pumped you need to go back to sleep. 'Fest got off on this one and Scram Jones did his thing on the beat.

Allen Iverson's Return

Before anything, I'd like to start this off by saying A.I is one of my favorite players. I'm hopeful that this position allows him to get the play time that he's comfortable with, while helping his team as much as possible. Also, this will show that even after losing a "step" he's still a step ahead of most guards. It was good to hear the crowd embrace him last night.

KiD CuDi feat. MGMT & RATATAT - Pursuit of Happiness

The anticipation for this video built up a great deal before it finally dropped. This is a very dope collaboration.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Curren$y and Jim Jones Record "Aerial"

So Ski Beatz is dropping a Mixtape called "24 Hour Karate School" (which is what the artists who frequent at Dame Dash's DD172 complex call the studio/art gallery) And here's a sneak peak of the song "Aerial". Hats off to Creative Control, everything they shoot comes out extra dope.

Triple C's Feat. Game - Gangster S***

Say what you will about Rick Ross, but he makes quality street music, and its no difference with his Triple C crew and Game. check it out. Also applaud Spiff TV for putting in heavy work with the videos.

Curren$y - One Neck, Two Chains Interview

Spitta chops it up about his group with Jay Electronica and Mos Def, How he signed with amalgam the day before he dropped his album and clowns Jordan Fusions.

Beanie Sigel Interview With The Source

Lately, Beanie has be O.D with the diss tracks, he slowed down a little bit. Maybe he can just clearly state his side of the story and move on.

Method Man Speaks On Big Pun

Method Man On Big Pun from on Vimeo.

Tical speaks on Pun in this short vid. Chris Rios has definitely been missed

Sunday, December 6, 2009

TIME - Overgrind

Ok, so if you forgot, I posted a track from the TIME last week, and told yall to stay tuned for the mixtape and here it is. My man put in work with this, the majority is produced by him, and he's also bringing some dope lyrics to the table. Download it here.. NOW.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Cookin Soul - NINOTORIOUS (Nino Bravo vs. Notorious B.I.G)

I have a feeling that these mash-ups are a mix between boredom, and pure genius. Cookin Soul never disappoints.

Kidz In The Hall - We Gone

So, the Kidz are getting ready to drop the Professional Leisure FreEP (in collaboration with LRG) next Tuesday to be a prelude to their upcoming album. Check it out below or download here.

Freeway - Know What I Mean (Behind The Scenes)

Just a quick look into what looks to be a very simple, yet impressive video shot by Rik Cordero and his team for Freeway.

Eminem - Hell Breaks Loose

Another Eminem leak?!? Can't say that I'm not happy about this. The leaks make me believe that the refill is going to be full of energy. check it out below or download here.

Ayomari ft. TiRon - Everything Is Going Fine

Its always dope to come across a (seemingly) good new artist, and everyone has been through the situation explained in the song, well some more extreme than others. But here's Ayomari featuring TiRon with "Everything Is Going Fine" off his "The Peanut Butter And Jelly Solution" Listen below or download here.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Eminem - Elevator

Here's a leak off The Refill, sounds pretty dope. Listen below, or Download here.

DJ Khaled feat. Usher, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross & Drake - Fed Up

Regardless of how you feel about Khaled, this song is a smash and the video is a MO-VIEEEE.. lol. The acting sucks tho, but hey, can't win em all.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pac Div Speaks On Guest Features

I really respect Pac Div, not just for their music, but for their ideals. They're more focused on making good music than anything else, and it really helps a person like me appreciate their craft even more.

Anthem - Bachelors Theme x Call Me Anthem

I'm a man of my word, so if I catch wind of some dope unsigned/underground music (thats leading to a project) And I get the proper files to post, I will. With that being said I chopped it up with Ants manager and they're cool people. Be on the lookout for his Mixtape coming soon. check his music (and quick bio) below

Anthem out of Manhattan (NYC) is a 24 year old MC whose single(s) “Bachelor’s Theme” (and “Call Me Anthem”") have been building some considerable buzz on the club scene and online.
Ant grew up in Northern Virginia and went on to attend the infamous Duke University. After graduating from Duke, Ant headed to New York, as many Dukies before him, to embark on a career as a trader. Despite enjoying the competitive nature of trading, he never lost his passion for rhyme. Feeling increasingly torn between the security and stability of a Wall St. career, and the adventure of pursuing his dreams in the hip hop world, Ant made a choice. Ultimately his dreams won out; and the rest, as they say, is history.

Bachelors Theme

Call Me Anthem

Homebase - Off The Wall Sessions (With Exile)

Off The Wall Sessions Ep. 6 Exile from OFF THE WALL SESSIONS on Vimeo.

I've been dropping the ball with these homebase Off The Wall Sessions, But this one is with Exile. if you don't know, he's done work for Mobb Deep, Ghostface Killah, Kardinal Offishall, Fashawn, and Blu. He seems like a pretty funny dude.

Toca Tuesdays Interview/Freestyle w/ Joell Ortiz

I hope I'm not the 1st to tell you that Joell is a PROBLEM. Being 1/4 of one of the hardest Hip-Hop groups out definitely is a good look for him and the "state" of the game. check out this vid.

In4mation x Vans Chukka Low

*whew* Between these and the Nubuck Sk8-Hi pack, vans is going extra hard with the release for the next 2 weeks. In4mation is always good for a dope color combo when collaborating with Vans and these are no exception. These should be available on December, 12th. probably should check the internet because this doesn't come off as a general release.

Who is Bobbito Garcia?

RH TV: Who is Bobbito Garcia? from Ruby Hornet on Vimeo.

Yea, I'm late on this one, but it's important for anybody who claims to be a sneakerhead or a Hip-Hop head to know who he is, what he's about, and what he represents. Enjoy.

Hollywood Floss - xPeriment vol. 1

Really dope Idea I caught wind of Via Email.. Check out this rising artist from Houston, Tx

Hollywood Floss recorded an entire EP in 3 days over the thanksgiving weekend. He then released these tracks to 2 different blogs and gave them the freedom of naming the tracks and tailor making their own version of Floss' tracks. Talk about GENIUS! below are the 2 different might end up with different songs than someone else that downloads it. Features production by floss himself, and guest feature by hasHBrown.

the eXperiment vol.1 (HAILmegatron's view)
the eXperiment vol. 1 (the hip hop effect view)

Red Dead Redemption Official Trailer

I have a thing for adventure games not based around the last 20 years, and this one is no exception. I wasn't around for the wild west era, but I'm just gonna depends on the game and say this was pretty much how it went (well, kinda).

Freeway & Jake One - Know What I Mean

For those not in the know... Philly Freezer is dropping an album fully produced by Jake One. If you haven't heard Jake Ones "White Van Music" album, you haven't heard the magic that happens when they collaborate. Check out this track below, or download here to check it out for yourself.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009