Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Our list. Top 10 best, to us. Hate it, love it, we don't care....lol.
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
So, I'm up, on the laptop, browsing some of my favorite morning sites and I come across this listing on About.com. 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!
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...
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
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.
In this vid, Milk speaks on and previews some new tracks for his new album "Album Of The Year" dope stuff.
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
Wow, I had no clue they grew up with Timbaland. Check out this interview.
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.
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
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 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
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
Posted the Audio and the Behind The Scenes footage 2 weeks ago. Here's the finished product. Shot by Rik Corderro.
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
Been waiting to see this, glad the promo is in motion.
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.
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.
Cool interview with one of the most well spoken emcees in the game right now.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
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.
Dope concept to the video, and if Styles is involved, you know the music will be fire.
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 (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
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
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.
Thought this was fittin' for my return to posting.. The lyrics are insane as usual.. "The scripture says Allah's inside me"
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.
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
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 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
Thursday, December 10, 2009
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
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Finished product of the featured song from the Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack.. soooo dope.
Always good to see Lupe in stride to drop another album. Check out the vid. Enjoy.
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
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.
I thought this video already came out? oh well, here it is. One of the singles for Shock Value 2
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.
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.
The anticipation for this video built up a great deal before it finally dropped. This is a very dope collaboration.
Monday, December 7, 2009
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
I have a feeling that these mash-ups are a mix between boredom, and pure genius. Cookin Soul never disappoints.
Just a quick look into what looks to be a very simple, yet impressive video shot by Rik Cordero and his team for Freeway.
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
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
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.
Call Me Anthem
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.
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.
*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.
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 links...you 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)
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).
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.