Monday, November 29, 2010

Kids These Days - My Days (Video)


Hailing from Chicago, the group consists of “three horns, a rapper, a blues-rock trio and a female singer”. Definitely looking forward to their Hard Times EP, dropping in December.

Download: Mediafire

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Mac Miller - K.I.D.S. (Mixtape)

K.I.D.S. (Kickin' Incredibly Dope Shit) is probably best mixtape thus far in my opinion from the 18 year-old, Jewish/American MC. Orginally from Portchester, NY, Miller now resides in Pittsburgh and has been affiliated with Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y.




Download: Mediafire
Tracklist:
01. Kickin' Incredibly Dope Shit (Intro)
02. Outside
03. Get Em Up
04. Nikes On My Feet
05. Senior Skip Day
06. The Spins
07. Traffic In The Sky
08. Don't Mind If I Do
09. Paper Route ft. Chevy Woods
10. Good Evening
11. Ride Around
12. Knock Knock
13. Mad Flava, Heavy Flow (Interlude) ft. DJ Bonics
14. Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza
15. All I Want Is You
16. Poppy
17. Face In The Crowd

2Hungry Bros. - Open Buffet! (Mixtape)

Its been a long time coming, and the time has finally come for the AOK Collective’s 2 Hungry Bros (Deep x Ben Boogz) to bring you this nutritious audible banquet that is the “Open Buffet!” just in time for Thanksgiving! Described by Deep (2HB) as “In your face and it won’t make you feel envious about not having alot of money, pornstars for girlfriends, or Satanists as friends.” as they connect with the UK’s Dub MD to present this exclusive FREE mixtape, and declare the buffet officially open.

“Open Buffet!” features every member of the AOK Collective in Fresh Daily, 8thW1, Homeboy Sandman and P.SO. Aswell as showcasing the talents Señor Kaos, I Am Many, YC The Cynic, alongside female emcee Likwuid and vocalist Janelle Renee, over some of the hardest in your face beats the 2 Hungry Bros have released to date…GRUBS UP!!!




Download: Mediafire
Tracklist:
01.) The Download Song (feat. Señor Kaos)
02.) Kill To Kill (feat. I Am Many)
03.) Tithes At A Eulogy (feat. Likwuid)
04.) Good Question (feat. Señor Kaos)
05.) Mouthin’ Off (feat. P.SO & Fresh Daily)
06.) Fall Forward (Remix) (feat. YC The Cynic, 8thW1 & P.SO)
07.) Don’t Say (feat. Janelle Renee & Homeboy Sandman)
08.) Kick ‘N’ A Snare (feat. Señor Kaos)
09.) What You Know (feat. P.SO, Homeboy Sandman & Likwuid)
10.) Is It True (feat. Señor Kaos)
11.) I AM (feat. 8thW1)
12.) Rabbit Punch (Part 2) (feat. P.SO & Fresh Daily)
13.) Gimmie Mine (feat. I Am Many)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Blu - GNG BNG (Prod. By Flying Lotus) (Video)


New stuff from Blu, no word on whether or not this will be on an album.

John Legend & Estelle - The Duets (FreEp)


Not really sure where this came from but, I'll take it.

Fall In Love

You Are

Shiny Suit Pt. 2

Download: Mediafire
Tracklist:
01 Shiny Suit pt.2
02 You Are
03 Freedom f. Talib Kweli
04 Hey Girl (Original)
05 No Other Love
06 Come Over f. Sean Paul
07 Fall In Love

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Emilio Rojas - Life Without Shame (Mixtape)


New mixtape from Emilio Rojas presented by DJ Green Lantern and Famous Stars and Stripes. Boasting production from DJ Green Lantern, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Needlz, Illmind, M-phazes, Dante Ross and more. Guest Appearances include: B.o.B., Mike Bigga Killer Mike, Yelawolf, Mickey Factz, Big K.R.I.T., and Laws.


Download: Mediafire

Tracklist:
1. To The Fullest ft. Jaiden The Cure
2. Life Without Shame ft. Tenille
3. So Alive
4. Champion ft. Laura Reed and Voodoo
5. Tell Me No Lies ft. B.o.B. & Leo
6. Close To Me
7. Look At Me Now ft. Dion Primo & Ashanti The Mad Violinist
8. Right To Stay
9. All Mixed Up
10. Ex Girl ft. Mickey Factz
11. About No One
12. Turn It Up ft. Yelawolf
13. FTW ft. Mike Bigga aka Killer Mike
14. Laws ft. Emilio Rojas & Big K.R.I.T. - Hold You Down (Remix)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

B.o.B. - Don't Let Me Fall (Video)

Green Lantern Official Trailer


Green Lantern is due out in June 2011.

Artist Spotlight: Chiddy Bang


Chiddy Bang is a Philly based duo comprised of Chiddy (emcee) and Xaphoon Jones (DJ/producer) who combine elements of indie rock and electronica with some good ole fashioned "spittin." The result has been described by some bloggers as a "hipster’s wet dream," but Chiddy Bang prefer to think of themselves as "kings of the basement party jam." This duo actually met on the campus of Drexel University where they are both currently students. Only 20 years old, and Chiddy Bang has already caught the attention of major labels and artists alike, Kanye West being the most notable. Chiddy Bang inked a deal with Parlophone Record with whom they released their EP, The Preview. Chiddy Bang is currently working on their debut album, The Swelly Life due out in 2011. The Preview is currently available on iTunes for only $6.99. Buy it here.


Chiddy Bang - Air Swell
Download: Mediafire

Chiddy Bang - The Swelly Express
Download: Mediafire

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Big Sean - A Million Dollars (Video)


Some visuals for one of my favorite Big Sean tracks. I didn't even know he put out a video for this til now and this video came out in January. Once again, better late than never. A Million Dollars is off of Big Sean's UKNOWBIGSEAN mixtape.

Download: Mediafire

Monday, November 15, 2010

Elzhi - Undefeated (Video)


I'm a little late to drop this but, better late than never. Here is a previously unreleased freestyle titled "Undefeated" produced by Madlib.

The Revivalist - Jazz The New York Scene

The Revivalist from Serious Business on Vimeo.


Recently found out about this branch of Okayplayer. The Revivalist is a section spotlighting Jazz musicians in New York City who are helping to revive the genre through great music and great shows. Clips and information on each artist in the video can be found at The Revivalist.

Naledge - Player Of The Year ft. Freddie Gibbs (Video)

P.O.T.C. from Noah Banks on Vimeo.


New video from Naledge and Freddie Gibbs off of Naledge's Twentysomething project

Jay Electronica - Shiny Suit Theory ft. Jay-Z & The-Dream



Roc Nation's newest signee drops his track with his new boss and The-Dream.

Download: Mediafire

Jay Electronica - The Announcement ft. John F. Kennedy



Fresh off of signing to Roc Nation (congrats), Jay Electronica dropped The Announcement.

Download: Mediafire

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Kanye West - Chain Heavy ft. Consequence & Talib Kweli (Prod. By Q-Tip)



New G.O.O.D. Friday track. This was originally one of the tracks Ye performed at the Twitter and Facebook offices. Nice to see Q-Tip still producing.

Download: Mediafire

Thursday, November 11, 2010

J. Cole - Friday Night Lights (Mixtape)


The wait is over, here is the 3rd official mixtape from J. Cole. Released at 12am tonight, Friday Night Lights boasts production from Elite, Syience, and J. Cole himself. Guest performances include, Drake, Wale, and more.


Download: Mediafire
Tracklist:
01. Friday Night Lights (Intro)
02. Too Deep For The Intro
03. Before I'm Gone
04. Back To The Topic (Freestyle)
05. You Got It ft. Wale
06. Villematic
07. Enchanted ft. Omen
08. Blow UP
09. Higher
10. In The Morning ft. Drake
11. 2Face
12. The Autograph
13. Best Friend
14. Cost Me A Lot
15. Premeditated Murder
16. Home For The Holidays
17. Love Me Not
18. See World
19. Farewell
20. Kanye West ft. J. Cole, Pusha T, Big Sean & CyHi Da Prynce - Looking For Trouble (Bonus)

J. Cole - In The Morning ft. Drake



Cole just can't wait to get this music out. This will be on Friday Night Lights coming out at midnight tonight. Production by L&X Music.

Download: Mediafire

Young Chris - Philly Shit


1st single from Chris' pre-album mixtape, The Re-Introduction due out on 11/20/2010.

Download: Mediafire

Charles Hamilton - All Alone (Prod. By Woody)



This is a remastered version of All Alone off of Charles' upcoming project, My Heart. I hate how he insists on dropping a ton of material no matter how mediocre it is. But this, this is cool.

Download: Mediafire

Dom Kennedy - Locals Only (Video)


From Dom Kennedy's 3rd mixtape From The Westside, With Love. (It came out and May but I haven't uploaded it to the site yet. It's coming soon though)

Download: Mediafire

Asher Roth - Run It Back (Prod. By Nottz)



New track from Nottz and Roth's upcoming Rawth EP

Download: Mediafire

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

J. Cole - You Got It ft. Wale


Cole just released this via his website www.dreamvillian.net and announced over Twitter. I guess he just couldn't wait for everybody to hear it.

Download: Mediafire

J. Cole - Before I'm Gone



J. Cole tweeted he'd release the full version at Midnight this morning and sure enough, he did. First single from his Friday Night Lights mixtape coming out 11/12/2010.

Download: Mediafire

Mickey Factz - Legend (Video)


Posted the trailer not too long ago, now here is the full video for Mickey Factz' latest single from I'm Better Than You.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

XV - Right Above It



Vizzy goes in over Drake/Wayne's single.

Download: Mediafire

Cee-Lo - Bright Lights, Bigger City


Next single off of The Lady Killer in stores today.

Heather Victoria - Victoria's Secret (FreEP)


The debut EP from IWWMG artist Heather Victoria. This FreEP is backed with production by 9th Wonder, Hi-Tek, M-Phazes, and E. Jones. Check it out.


Download: Mediafire
Tracklist:
01. Victoria’s Secret feat Halo (Produced By Young Guru)
02. I’m Down (Produced By Hi-Tek_Keys By E.Jones)
03. I’ll Always Be Down feat Rapsody (Produced By E.Jones)
04. Addicted feat Big Remo (Produced By E.Jones)
05. Getaway feat TP (Produced By E.Jones)
06. Crush (Produced By M-Phazes)
07. Old Friend (Produced By E.Jones)
08. You Need To Tell Me feat Brittany Street (Produced By E.Jones)
09. Rearview Mirror (Produced By E.Jones)
10. The Letter feat Skyzoo (Produced By E.Jones)
11. Lesson Learned (Produced By E.Jones)
12. Loves You (Produced By 9th Wonder)
13. Never Let You Go (Produced By 9th Wonder)
14. Thank You Outro (Produced By E.Jones)

Cleveland's Response to Lebron's Rise Commercial (Video)


I was ecstatic the day he signed with Miami. Not because of the fact he'd be with D-Wade and Chris "T-Rex" Bosh, it was because I knew how many people would begin to hate Lebron as much as I do. This commercial is the epitome of why I don't like him as a person. Props to whoever did this, it's actually pretty humorous.

Lupe Fiasco - S.L.R. (Super Lupe Rap)



Lupe released this via twitter yesterday. This will NOT be on Lasers. Don't forget, The Show Goes On is available on iTunes today.

Download: Mediafire

J. Cole - Purple Rain



Leftover track from his upcoming Friday Night Lights mixtape, coming out 11/12/2010.

Download: Mediafire

XV - Vizzy Zone (Mixtape)


Vizzy Zone was released back in July after XV signed with Warner Bros. It was released as a way to introduce XV to new fans so it contains a copule of tracks from previous projects, but it's mostly new tracks. Look out for XV's Kig With The Green Backpack, his debut album on Warner Bros.




Download: Mediafire
Tracklist:
1. Theme To Vizzy Zone (Produced By Seven)
2. The Flying V (Produced By Seven)
3. Tunnel Vision (Produced By Omen)
4. Gettin' Bizzy (Produced By Seven)
5. We Zonin' (Produced By Seven)
6. Reset Button ft. Talib Kweli (Produced By Woody)
7. Nevermind (Produced By Seven)
8. She Go, I Go ft. Chiddy Bang (Produced By Seven)
9. Falling Awake (Produced By Omen)
10. Mirror's Edge ft. Mike Posner (Produced By Seven)
11. Vizzy Zone ft. Kid CuDi (Produced By Emile)
12. Passport (Produced By Woody)
13. Isn't It Awesome (Produced By Woody)
14. May The Force Be With You ft. Killer Mike & Mac Miller (Produced By Seven)
15. Familiar (Produced By Seven)
16. Best Is Yet To Come ft. Colin Munroe (Produced By Colin Munroe)
17. Ending Credits
18. Talk My Shit (Produced By The Awesome Sound)
19. Mirror's Edge (Remix) ft. Bun B, GLC, & Mike Posner (Produced By Seven)
20. Squares (Produced By Johnny Juliano)

Wiz Khalifa Arrested



Wiz was arrested in Greenville after cops raided his tour bus and found over 30 lbs of weed. Not really a fan of Wiz, mainly because all he seems to do is rap about weed. I guess if you rap about it enough, people will start paying attention. It's really unfortunate considering he was really on the up and his career just kept looking better, now he's going to have this obstacle in his way. Best of luck to Wiz.

XV - Top Of The Roof



XV released this on his site just a freebie for the fans back in July. I thought it was going to be on Vizzy Zone (which I'll be posting here soon) but for some reason it was left off. This is however, the track I named the site after. Don't why, it just sounded right and I love the song.

Download: Mediafire

Blu - Untaped (Compilation)


Untaped is just a compilation of Blu tracks that may not have been heard my everybody. It's compiled of several tracks from his EP Lifted, features, and some tracks from his collabo albums. Quality Blu music.




Download: Mediafire
Tracklist:
1. J&J - Disco DYNAMITE
2. J&J - Razor Blades
3. Shingo Suzuki ft. Blu - High Music
4. Waxolutionists ft. Blu - Steel Remains
5. Stress Off The Chest
6. Presto ft. Blu - Pour Another Glass
7. Mars (Remix)
8. Blame One ft. Blu - Wonder Why
9. Grandma's Kitchen
10. Fashawn ft. Blu - Samsonite Man
11. J&J - Kinda Dusty
12. J&J - RockSt.Park
13. J. Period ft. Blu - Jazz (Tribute Remix)
14. Party of Two
15. Never Again
16. Just Another Day
17. J&J - Good Vibes
18. J&J - That Shit
19. Wish Me Luck

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Christian Rich - The Decadence Mixtape (Mixtape)


Christian Rich is an artist-producer duo comprised of the Hassan Brothers hailing from Chicago, IL. Last year, they were signed to The Neptunes label, Star Trak Entertainment. It's kind of difficult to categorize their sound but I'd say they're a R&B/Pop/Electronic/Hip Hop group. They have a couple of guest appearance on this mixtape but the biggest names are probably Peter Bjorn & John (who remix their track, Famous Girl), Pusha T, and GLC.

Tracklist:
1. P's Intro (feat. Pharrell Williams)
2. Hello Virgin
3. Famous Girl
4. Nothing Like Trouble
5. Stacks
6. Malicious ft. Shanell of Young Money
7. Break Ups ft. Pusha T
8. Private Secret ft. Ashlie Luckett
9. Breakfast At Tiffany's
10. My First Model ft. GLC
11. Lady Of The Night ft. Y-O of U-N-I
12. No Victory
13. Famous Girl (Peter Bjorn & John remix)
14. Famous Girl (DJ Benzi & DStar remix)
15. Famous Girl (Clinton Sparks & DJ Snake remix)

Kendrick Lamar - Monster (Freestyle)


Kendrick Lamar takes a turn over Kanye & Co.'s "Monster"
Download: Mediafire (Audio)

Lupe Fiasco, Common, Jennifer Hudson, and No I.D. - We Can Do It Now


Inspired by Gatorade's Replay series.

Download: Mediafire

Colin Munroe - Colin Munroe Is The Unsung Hero (Mixtape)

This is the debut and only mixtape from Canadian singer-writer-producer, Colin Munroe. Granted, it's kind of old considering it came out in December 2008, but I'm sure a lot of you still haven't listened to it. Well, you need to. Colin Munroe's claim to fame came when he remixed Flashing Lights (and titled his version, Give Me Those Flashing Lights) and Kanye West loved it so much, he put it on his mixtape. While Munroe himself is more of a Indie-Pop artist, this mixtape features a ton of Hip Hop guests and it makes for a great mixtape. Features include, Mickey Factz, Drake, Wale, Joell Ortiz, Black Milk, and more.


Download: Mediafire
Tracklist:
1. The Unsung Hero (feat. Everybody)
2. Piano Lessons (feat. Joell Ortiz)
3. Will I Stay (feat. Wale and Dallas Austin)
4. One More Chance (feat. Mickey Factz)
5. As Much As You (feat. Blaqstarr)
6. Fever (remix)
7. Cannon Ball (feat. Drake)
8. Who Killed Davey Moore? (remix) (Bob Dylan REVOX)
9. Last Cause
10. Brick in the Wall (feat. Skyzoo)
11. To Find a Hero (feat. Novel)
12. Break Off (feat. Saukrates and Black Milk)
13. Sunday Bloody Sunday (U2 cover)
14. What the Young Man Says (feat. Izza Kizza and MIMS)

Kanye West - Looking For Trouble ft. Pusha T, Big Sean, CyHi Da Prince, and J. Cole


Either yesterday or the day before, Kanye was asked on UStream when he would work with J. Cole. Kanye responded, "I don't know when, maybe I'll get him on a GOOD Friday track or something." Two days later, here it is. That's power.

Download: Mediafire

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Lyrics Born - Lies X 3 (Video)

This is about a month old, I just forgot to post it. It's a pretty sick track, very Sam Sparro-esque. Lies X 3 is off As U Were on iTunes and in stores now.

You Probably Haven't Heard: Mike Posner Edition



Up until Cooler Than Me came out, nobody but the bloggers even knew who Mike Posner was. When Posner first came onto the scene with his much beloved A Matter of Time mixtape, he was still attending Duke University and doing concerts on the weekends. A year-and-half later and now he's a household name with a ton of radio play. Let's not forget about the music that started it all. Here are his first 2 mixtapes that still get a ton of rotation in my iPod. And just for the record Cooler Than Me ft. Big Sean>>>Cooler Than Me without Big Sean.


One Foot Out The Door
Download: Mediafire













A Matter of Time
Download: Mediafire

Nitty Scott, MC - I Luv My Life (Prod. By 6th Sense


New to the hip hop scene, Nitty Scott, MC has setup shop online and has begun releasing tracks after receiving much attention for her radio freestyles. A female backpack rapper, backed by 6th Sense production, and she's cute. Check out more of her at http://turntabletendencies.com/nittyscottmc/.

Download: Mediafire

Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand (Video)


Semi-new track from Duck Sauce (DJ's A-Trak and Armand Van Helden). Been on the UK charts for about 3 weeks now, hence the term semi-new. Enjoy.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

J. Cole - Before I'm Gone (Snippet)


Here is a snippet from Before I'm Gone from his upcoming mixtape Friday Night Lights dropping 11/12/2010.

Download: Mediafire

Artist Spotlight: J. Cole


You may have heard of J. Cole, you may have not, but you will. As the first artist signed to Jay-Z's label Roc Nation. Jay-Z said he signed Cole after hearing the track "Lights, Please" off of J. Cole's mixtape, The Come Up. After being signed, J. Cole appeared on Jay-Z's "A Star is Born" from The Blueprint 3 and proceeded to tour with Jay. Jermaine Cole was actually born in Germany but before the age of 1, he moved to Fayetteville, NC and graduated from St. John's University and graduated magna cum laude. He's currently gearing up to release Friday Night Lights on 11/12/2010 and he's also working on his debut album Cole World which is due out in February 2011. I don't have The Come Up but I did post his mixtapes The Warm Up (official) and The Blow Up (unofficial) which contains unreleased tracks from J. Cole.






The Blow Up
Download: Mediafire

The Warm Up
Download: Mediafire

Heather Victoria - I'll Always Be Down ft. Rapsody


Heather Victoria is with 9th Wonder's IWWMG and will be dropping a FreEp called Victoria's Secret on 11/9/2010.

Joell Ortiz - Ooh (Prod. By Large Professor)



New track from Joell with Large Pro on production. Nice to see LP staying active and he's still got it.

Download: Mediafire

Cee-Lo - It's OK (Video)


It's OK is the 2nd single from The Lady Killer due in stores 11/9/2010.

Kanye West - All Of The Lights



Featuring John Legend, The-Dream, Ryan Leslie, Tony Williams, Charlie Wilson, Elly Jackson, Alicia Keys, Fergie, Kid CuDi, Rhianna, and Elton John. Off of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy dropping 11/22/2010.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mickey Factz - Legend (Trailer)


Trailer for the newest single from I'm Better Than You.

Monday, November 1, 2010

BIg Sean - Too Fake (Video)


One of my favorite songs off of Finally Famous Volume 3. Great video, great song, check it out.


Download the full mixtape: Big Sean - Finally Famous Volume 3

You Probably Haven't Heard: Lupe Fiasco Edition


Long before he was every nerd's favorite rapper, he was my favorite rapper. Here is some of his first mixtapes that really began getting him the attention that eventually led to him getting signed. What I really admired about these mixtapes was that instead of just "freestyling" over other peoples beats, he re-crafted them and made them his own songs. Like I did with the Mickey Factz mixtapes, I've included some tracks from each mixtape so you could sample them without downloading them.







Fahrenheit 1/15 Part III: A Rhyming Ape
Download: Mediafire


Fahrenheit 1/15 Part II: Revenge Of The Nerds
Download: Mediafire


Fahrenheit 1/15 Part I: The Truth Is Among Us
Download: Mediafire