Thursday, March 31, 2011

H.O.P.E. - Believe In Hope Wright (FreeLP)

It's been a long time coming but with no further adieu, Believe In Hope Wright. The long awaited debut FreeLP from west coast artist, H.O.P.E. For his debut, H.O.P.E. linked up with frequent collaborator, Jhene Aiko, as well as Pac Div, Kevin Cossum, Y-O, Alex Isley, and K. Roosevelt.

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01. Mr. Wright
02. Killer ft. Alex Isley
03. Body On Me ft. Jhene Aiko
04. I Do It
05. Stand Up ft. Pac Div
06. Say So ft. Kevin Cossum
07. Do Better Blues ft. Jhene Aiko
08. Me & Her
09. My Cool
10. Gotta Go ft. K. Roosevelt
11. Piano Cover
12. Bliss ft. Y-O (of U-N-I)

Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra (FreeLP)

It seems information about Frank Ocean is rather scarce especially considering how much love his latest project, Nostalgia, Ultra, is receiving. I finally had an opportunity to sit down and listen to Nostaliga, Ultra and my only regret is how long it took for me to actually listen to it. It's apparent as early as track 2, that Frank Ocean isn't your run-of-the-mill R&B artist. The lyrics stand out and lack the mediocrity that typically fills R&B releases. Ocean manages to progress through the album like a seasoned vet, all the meanwhile lacking a hint of inexperience. A truly talented vocalist, Frank Ocean exudes a certain confidence and cool while blending perfectly with the production. "American Wedding" may be the biggest surpirse of entire album. Utilizing "Hotel California" by The Eagles, Ocean delivers a beautiful 7 minute love story that takes you on a journey from before a marriage to after the divorce. Perhaps the most impressive feat of this track is his ability to hone the instrumental to one of the greatest songs of all time. It isn't often that I post R&B on TOTR so when I do, you should take notice and this is no exception.

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01. Street Fighter
02. Strawberry Swing
03. Novacane
04. We All Try
05. Bitches Talkin'
06. Songs For Women
07. LoveCrimes
08. GoldenEye
09. There Will Be Tears
10. Swim Good
11. Dust
12. American Wedding
13. Soul Calibur
14. Nature Feels

MeLo-X - More Merch (Video)

Video for the title track of MeLo-X's 2010 release.

Kris Kasanova - Novacane

Always good to get some new Kris Kasanova. Not sure what this is off of. If you haven't already, check out The Long Way Home EP.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Childish Gambino - I Do Not Talk (Mixtape)

I Do Not Talk seems to be a collection of tracks Donald Glover completed prior to releasing his Freaks And Geeks EP. Childish Gambino started out like most rappers, a little rough around the edges and gradually began to carve out his own niche and this mixtape is proof of that. The mixtape shows Glover's progression/development as an artist in chronological order, so much in fact, he seems unfamiliar at the beginning of the mixtape. After track 6, Gambino seems to resemble his current voice and style making the latter half of I Do Not Talk much more enjoyable. According to Glover, I Do Not Talk is the perfect segway to Culdesac which I can only assume is an upcoming project. I've been eagerly anticipating any sort of new music from Childish Gambino since I recently heard the Freaks & Geeks EP and although this tape can be a little rough around the edges, after it hits its stride it manages to deliver several quality tracks.

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01. Baby Doll
02. Love Is Crazy ft. Eugene Cordero
03. Easy
04. Grind
05. I'm So Focused ft. Truff Syrum
06. So Much Better
07. Extraordinary
08. Starlight ft. DC Pierson & Amber Petty
09. Almost There
10. Hollerin
11. Sunshine
12. My Girls
13. 49ers ft. DC Pierson
14. I Can Hear Your Feet
15. Bitch, Look At Me Now
16. Get It
17. Different ft. DC Pierson
18. What The Fuck Are You (Remix)
19. For Your Love (Freestyle)
20. Girls Look Better (Bonus)

Mateo - Love & Stadiums (Mixtape)

Mateo hopes to achieve stadium status on his new mixtape Love & Stadiums, presented by producer Kerry “Krucial” Brothers and Krucial Noise. The R&B newcomer serves up 17 tracks for listeners, boasting reinterpretations of Kanye West’s “POWER,” Lil Wayne’s “A Milli,” Nicki Minaj’s “Right Thru Me,” and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” Guest appearances include Pusha T, Kardinal Offishall, Ab-Liva, and Goapele.

“I don’t necessarily want to sing the song over the beat that someone else did—I want to infuse my own style into it,” Mateo explained at his mixtape listening session earlier this month.

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01. Moment For Life (Intro)
02. Don't Shoot Me Down ft. Goapele and Ab Liva
03. Runaway ft. Gilbere Forte
04. Doubt
05. Power ft. Pusha T & Ab Liva
06. Pace Of My Heart ft. Andra
07. Get TO Know Me
08. Right Through Me (Interlude)
09. In Your Arms Tonight
10. Ohh N Love
11. Paris
12. Empire State Of Mind Pt. 3
13. Say You Will ft. Fashawn
14. 3 Peat
15. A Milli
16. We Go Hard ft. Kardinal Offishal
17. Bad Romance

OnCue - It Usually Goes (Video)

OnCue's next project, Can't Wait should be dropping sometime this spring.

Yonas - C.A.W.Z.E.

Yonas dropped this via twitter today free for his fans. The title is an acronym that stands for The Charasmatic Artist That Went from Zero to Everything. Works for me, the song is pretty cool.

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Theophilus London - Why Even Try? ft. Sara Quin (Video)

Theophilus London dropped his new video with MTV for the single from his Lover's Holiday EP available now on iTunes. One of my favorite tracks of 2011 thus far.

Justice - Civilization

Civilization is the first single off of Justice's second untitled album. Civilization will be available on iTunes on 4/4/11. For now, enjoy the stream.

Venomous2000 & DJ Priority - Soul Sensation ft. M. Josephine (Video)

Just received this in my inbox and thought, "how could I NOT post this." Dope track. Off of their Fresh Amazingly album produced entirely by DJ Priority. Available now on iTunes.

Elzhi - Verbal Intercourse Pt. 2 (Prod. By 14KT)

Finally, a track off of the much delayed Elmatic project. For the record, Verbal Intercourse has to be one of my all-time favorite Nas verses.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

XV - Foreign Exchange Student ft. Miami Horror

Released today, XV teams up with Miami Horror to bring us Foreign Exchange Student. Vizzy always seems to sound at home on beats like this.

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Recess - Recess (FreEP)

As I mentioned a few posts ago, Sene and The Clubhouse teamed up to bring you the Recess (FreEP). After hearing DNA I immediately downloaded it and here it is. Sene does what he always does on the mic and the music provides a beautiful backdrop. I'm just going to describe the music as, "the kind of music you drive around in a suit to." It's jazzy, it's chill, it's dope.

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01. DNA
02. The Gentleman
03. We Are Stars
04. Au Revoir ft. Fresh Daily and Nicholas Ryan
05. Love In The Streets Of Bklyn
06. Escalators
07. How Do You Sleep? ft. Blu
08. Dancepants ft. Don Will
09. Emperor Strikes Back

Recess - DNA (Video)

So apparently Sene dropped a collab project with The Clubhouse and I had no idea about it. Here's a pretty dope track from it and I'll have the whole EP up in a little bit. For now, just enjoy.

Paris Jones - The Black Hour EP (FreEP)

One of my most anticipated releases of this year is finally here. Paris Jones is no stranger to TOTR and this EP is a excellent addition to his catalogue. The Black Hour EP is 8 tracks long and features (fellow TOTR All-Freshman Teammate) Nitty Scott, MC, Uness, Like of Pac Div, Thr33zy McFly, and others. All tracks produced by Paris Jones.

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01. In My Head ft. Uness
02. LA City ft. Rickolus
03. F.A.F. ft. Nitty Scott, MC
04. Pop A Bottle
05. Lotto Ticket ft. Uness & Preach Ankobia
06. The Wire
07. Dreamin ft. Uness
08. Pop A Bottle (Remix) ft. Young Rell, Nitty Scott, MC, Nike Nando, Thr33zy McFly, Qwality, Like of Pac Div, and Uness)

Lupe Fiasco - Who Are You Now? ft. B.o.B.

Released via twitter today, Lupe said this is an incomplete version but it's a free track for his fans. If these two did a whole album together, I wouldn't complain.

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ScienZe - Main Attraction ft. Sene (Prod. By Blu)

First leak off of ScienZe's Simply Aesthetic EP.

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Fly Union - Feel Good (Video x Audio)

Visuals from one of my favorite releases, Value Pack Vol. 6. Audio below. Fly Union is also gearing up to drop The Greater Than Club sometime in April.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

The Fashion - Solo Impala (Take The Money & Run) (Video x Audio)

Just discovered this band today and thought this song was awesome, and it's free. Audio below.

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Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin' (Video)

Cool video, dope song. Title track off of Saadiq's upcoming album. I think the best thing about Raphael Saadiq is, now matter how much success he has, he's constantly pushing the envelope and working out of the box. All the meanwhile still maintaining that elite level of music quality.

H.O.P.E - Fly Nigga Digest

As he gears up to drop Believe In Hope Wright, H.O.P.E. gives us a preview with this track.

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Kendrick Lamar & Ab-Soul - Rapper Shit

By now you should already know, if Kendrick drops a track, it's almost a guarantee its going up on TOTR. Check this track out with his Black Hippy collegaue, Ab-Soul. Don't forget, LongTerm: Mentality drops 4/5/11.

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Mark Ronson & The Business Intl feat. Q-Tip and MNDR - Bang Bang Bang (Video)

I love how Mark Ronson blends Electro/House music with Hip Hop. I mean seriously, the guy had Ghostface Killah, Nate Dogg, and Saigon (when him Lupe, and Papoose were suppose to be the next big artists). This track features Q-Tip and MNDR and is available on his album, Record Collection, available now on iTunes.

Bag Raiders - Sunlight (Video)

Visuals for the single from their self-titled debut album available now on iTunes.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Childish Gambino - The Longest Text Message x Freaks And Geeks Remix

Spotted at Glover stated he wrote/recorded this track when drunk on Thanksgiving. No mixing or mastering and it's still dope. Not only does this post include that track but it also includes a remix to his track Freaks and Geeks as well as his mtvU Woodie Awards promo video (which is hilarious.)

The Longest Text Message
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Freaks and Geeks (Star Slinger Remix)
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mtvU Woodie Awards Promo

Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) - Freaks And Geeks (FreEP)

While I'm a huge fan of Community and Donald Glover's character, Troy Barnes (or Barnes comma Troy), I was caught completely off guard when I heard he rapped (under the moniker Childish Gambino). Although skeptical at first, after listening to this EP multiple times today (I only found out today) I can say, I'm a fan. Already drawing comparisons to Drake mainly because the whole actor-turned-rapper was easy for people to make the connection, I say, forget the comparisons. Childish Gambino carves out his own niche is this great 5 track EP. I feel what really separates Glover from Drake is the personal level at which he delivers his music. Check out Freaks And Geeks and don't forget, watch Community Thursday nights on NBC. Side note: He will also start his IAMDONALD tour in April. For a list of dates/locations, go to

Lights Turned On

Not Going Back

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01. Be Alone
02. Freaks And Geeks
03. My Shine
04. Lights Turned On
05. Not Going Back

Ab-Soul - Gone Insane

Off of the upcoming Black Hippy project Long Term: Mentality dropping April 5.

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XV - Finally Home ft. Machine Gun Kelly (Prod. By Cook Classics)

Wish I had more info on this track but all I could tell you is it came out late February so excuse my tardiness.

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Kendrick Lamar - Don't Understand x Outrageous

These are off of the XXL Fresman Class mixtape (which will never be posted here). If you really want to know who's going to dominate the year, check out Top Of The Roof's 2011 All-Freshman Team.

Don't Understand
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John Legend - Rolling In The Deep

Great cover of Adele's song. Honestly, what don't you like that John Legend has done?

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Theophilus London - Century Girl ft. Devonte Hynes

Unreleased track from London's Lover's Holiday EP. Quality music as usual.

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Laws - Lady Hip Hop (Video)

Audio dropped a while back and now we have visuals. Audio below.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Paris Jones - Sky Of Love (Video)

I posted this song a while ago when I posted From Paris, With Love. Great song.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

SebastiAn - Embody (Video x Audio)

Great video. Props to the kid for dry humping the model and krumping over the old lady. This is the first track I've heard from SebastiAn and, I'm sold. This will be on the upcoming Embody EP due out on next week 3/28/11 and there will also be an album releasing sometime in May. Audio Below

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Phil Ade & Greenspan - Keep Up (Prod. By Mark Henry) (Video x Audio))

Great track from the DMV trio off of the upcoming Got Green 2 project. I'm a sucker for horns. Audio below.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

J. Nolan - The Loose Files (FreeLP)

By now, you should know how much I love J. Nolan. If I hadn't been on hiatus for the past month, I definitely would have posted this when it dropped. After a few solid leaks from this project, I proudly present The Loose Files. (Side Note: If you haven't already, check out J. Nolan's Artist Spotlight Segment)

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01. ReIntroduction
02. Excellent
03. Corazon
04. Get Out The Game
05. Let Me Know
06. Stop Sleeping
07. A Love Supreme ft. Jay Songz
08. How It Feels
09. Flight With No Wings
10. Be Clear
11. LimeLight
12. On My Own
13. Living Free
14. Apart
15. Round

Grumps & Captain Midnight - Gateway Love

Pretty dope RnB track. It does kind of seem like I'm posting more RnB. Not sure why, it just kind of seems like its a little more common right now. Weird.

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Classified - Ups & Downs (Video)

Classified is new to TOTR but I'm sure you'll be hearing more of him here. This track is off of his Handshakes and Middle Fingers LP available now on iTunes.

The Weeknd - House Of Balloons (FreeLP)

Don't really know a whole lot about The Weeknd but I heard this FreeLP today and knew I had to post it. Trying to categorize it pretty difficult considering their sound varies so frequently. At times, the instrumentation resembles that of an Indie band while the lyrics and vocals occasionally resemble The-Dream. Best thing to do: just give them a listen. Call it what you want, I'll call it good music.

Wicked Games

House of Balloons - Glass Table Girls

Loft Music 

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01. High For This
02. What You Need
03. House Of Balloons/Glass Table Girls
04. The Morning
05. Wicked Games
06. The Party & The After Party
07. Coming Down
08. Loft Music
09. The Knowing

Pusha T - Fear Of God (Mixtape)

Pusha's first full-length project released since joining G.O.O.D. Music and, it's FREE. I'm not a fan of a bunch of "freestyles" but the original tracks on here are pretty sick with guest appearences including: Kanye West, Pharrell, Kevin Cossum, and 50 Cent to name a few.

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01. Intro
02. My God
03. I Still Wanna ft. Rick Ross & Ab-Liva
04. Money On My Mind Freestyle
05. Feeling Myself ft. Kevin Cossum
06. Blow (Funk Flex Freestyle)
07. Cook It Down Freestyle
08. Open Your Eyes
09. Can I Live Freestyle
10. Raid ft. 50 Cent & Pharrell
11. Touch It ft. Kanye West
12. Speakers Going Hammer Freestyle
13. Alone In Vegas (Outro)

Skewby - Don't Understand

If you haven't done so already, check out Skewby's More Or Less mixtape from last year. It earned Skewby a spot on 2011 TOTR All-Freshmen team.

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B.o.B. - NY NY

This song is currently being featured in the Crysis 2 trailer. I have to say, I love what Bobby Ray has done with one of my favorite Frank Sinatra tracks.

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ScienZe - History (Play By Play) (Video)

New video from the Brooklyn native's Hall Pass mixtape.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Versis - Life Story (Prod. By Exile) (Video)

Off of Versis' iLLCANDESCENT LP that dropped in January. You can purchase it on his Bandcamp.

Paris Jones - In My Head ft. Uness

Off of Paris' upcoming The Black Hour EP dropping 3/22/11. Looks like I decided to make my return just in time for some great music.

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Aloe Blacc - Loving You Is Killing Me (Video)

Off of his Good Things LP, available now on iTunes.

Jhene Aiko - sailing soul(s) (FreeLP)

The newest release from the talented RnB songstress, Jhene Aiko. After collaboarting with Kanye, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, H.O.P.E., just to name a few, Aiko has developed quite the following. This has to be one of the best RnB releases I've heard in a while and the best part, it's FREE.

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01. the beginning
02. stranger (prod. by Fisticuffs)
03. hoe ft. Miguel (prod. by Fisticuffs)
04. july ft. Drake (prod. by Bei Maejor)
05. my mine (prod. by Fisticuffs)
06. popular (prod. by Fisticuffs)
07. real now ft. Lite, HOPE, Roosevelt (prod. by Roosevelt)
08. sailing NOT selling ft. Kanye West (prod. by Fisticuffs)
09. do better blues ft. HOPE (prod. by J. LBS)
10. higher (prod. by Fisticufs)
11. you vs them (prod. by Bei Maejor)
12. space jam (prod. by Fisticuffs)
13. growing apart too ft. Kendrick Lamar & HOPE (prod. by Tae Beast)

Mickey Factz - Love.Lust.Lost (Mixtape)

#Latepass. I'm doing some backtracking to get caught up on all the music I've missed the last 2 months. Here's some "new" Factz

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01. Amatory
02. Running ft. Gil Scott Heron
03. Mal-Function
04. Time Of Our Life
05. Iman
06. A Train ft. Justin Ross
07. Trinity
08. Scattered
09. Isn't She Lovely
10. InterLove
11. Again
12. Ashes
13. Love.Lust.Lost

QuESt - In My Defense (Video)

New video for an amazing track off of QuESt's January release, The Reason: A Defense Mechanism.