Friday, July 15, 2011

Rockie Fresh - Duckin' N Dodgin' ft. Casey Veggies (Video x Audio)

We got the audio to this track back in April but now with The Otherside Redux getting ready to drop, Rockie Fresh gives us the video to it. Audio below.

Download: Mediafire

Phil Ade - One In A Million (Video)

Phil Ade's upcoming FreeLP A Different World, will be dropping next Tuesday. Can't wait to hear more from the DMV representative. I can't lie though, I was really hoping he was going to be rapping over the Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth track at the beginning of the video.

Theophilus London - Girls Girls $ (Video)

New video from London's upcoming Timez Are Weird These Days album, dropping 7/19/11. I already pre-ordered my copy off of Amazon and I suggest you do the same.

D-WHY - Shooter McGavin (Video x Audio) (Freaks & Geeks Remix)

West Virginia native D-WHY recently released this video of his track over the Childish Gambino "Freaks & Geeks" instrumental. I'm usually not a fan of hearing somebody rap over a beat that somebody else already killed but this was pretty cool. Audio Below.

Download: Mediafire

Monday, July 11, 2011

J. Nolan - Whatever Works (Prod. By Todd Jordan)

This is a track I've been really excited to post. J. Nolan teams up with Vegas producer, Todd Jordan (you may know him as Jordan) to bring you the next single off of Chaos Theory, due out 8/16/11. I love tracks like this.

Download: Mediafire

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Dean's List - All My Troubles x Everything

A couple of freebies courtesy of the Boston collective's website. These guys are quickly becoming one of my favorite up-and-coming acts. If you still haven't checked out their latest release, The Drive-In, do something positive with your life and get it now.

Download: Mediafire

Download: Mediafire

Frank Ocean - DreamKilla

I'm not sure if this will be on the retail release of "Nostalgia, Ultra" but if it is, I will take down this post immediately. I did some research and I couldn't find any info on this track. It's a pretty awesome track and at this point I'm just excited to hear new music from Frank Ocean.

Download: Mediafire

Friday, July 8, 2011

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

The Remix Artist Collective tackled the job of remixing the already awesome "Why Even Try?" and really did a great job. Found on Theophilus London's twitter account today. Don't forget, Timez Are Weird These Days drops 7/19/11.

Download: Mediafire

Azeem - Hurricanes + Tornadoes ft. Carlos St. John (Prod. By Azeem)

NYC's Azeem dropped a new track today, this time with the assistance of Carlos St. John. I've only heard two tracks from Azeem and so far he's 2/2. How does this dude only have 63 followers on twitter? People, start following him @azeemmusic.

Download: Mediafire

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Knocks - Sunshine (Video x Audio)

The production duo known as The Knocks released this video at the end of June. If you know me then you know I love the Knocks so I'm always excited to get some new music. Audio below.

Sean Rose + Gilbere Forte - SMMERTME ∇ SUNSHNE ∇ NGHTFALL (FreEP)

Philly emcee Gilbere Forte and Vegas' Sean Rose teamed up to bring us this 11 track FreEP. Always looking forward to new music from Gilbere Forte. The production on this EP is really the perfect backdrop to Rose and Forte.

Download: Mediafire
01. My Dear Tomorrow
02. Hangin' Out The Window
03. When The Nghtfall
04. Money Deux
05. Raw ft. Selina Carrera
06. All For You ft. Selina Carrera
07. HERfection
08. Here We Go Again
09. Maria Juana
10. Dreamin' Out Loud
11. So Far Away ft. Brian Underwood

QuESt - Applause

QuESt releases another track presumably off of his upcoming How Thoughtful 2 project. He's one of the few artists whose music I eagerly anticipate.

Download: Mediafire

Fly Union - Nothing New

Fly U decided to drop a leftover from TGTC. Not really sure why this didn't make it considering how awesome it is.

Download: Mediafire

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Phil Ade - Monte Carlo Dreams (Prod. By Sunny Norway)

Phil Ade leaked another track off his upcoming FreeLP, A Different World. A Different World drops 7/19/11. Sunny Norway on production.

Download: Mediafire

Ced Hughes - Lights! (Prod. By Xaphoon Jones)

This is only the second song I've heard from Ced Hughes it's probably one of my favorite tracks that I've heard this week. He kind of reminds me of XV. This track will be off of his One Day We'll Wake Up project. Coming soon. Produced by Xaphoon Jones (of Chiddy Bang).

Download: Mediafire

SeDrew Price - Gotta Have It All ft. S-U-Preme

This track is actually from 2008 and it's just a personal favorite of mine from SeDrew. No real reason for posting it other than the fact that it's awesome and I felt like everybody should check it out. Too bad he doesn't rap like this anymore. Always nice to hear somebody do Camp Lo's "Luchini" justice.

Download: Mediafire

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Jesse Boykins III - Way Of A Wayfarer (FreEP)

Jesse Boykins III first showed up on my radar when he was featured on Mickey Factz' Heaven's Fallout "mixtape" (quotations were necessary beacuse I feel like it was more of an LP but whatever). Since hearing him on "You Remind Me" I've been eagerly awaiting a solo project from him. Maybe he's dropped something since then, maybe not, but this is the first solo project I've seen him release. It's a short 6 track EP but it's a delightful 6 tracks. Think Andre 3000 on The Love Below, that's what it reminds me of. Well enough reading, go check it out.

Download: Mediafire
01. I Can't Stay
02. Back Home (Mermaids & Dragons)
03. When You're Ready
04. Light To Dark
05. Zoner (Demo)
06. B4 The Night Is Thru (Afta-1 Remix)

Thelonious Martin - [Super] (LP)

Producer Thelonious Martin released [Super] on 6/27/11 via his BandCamp and even offered it for free. This was my introduction to Martin and I was really impressed. I don't post a lot of instrumental music but I really enjoyed this, so here it is. Oh yea, feel free to support [Super] by purchasing for $5 from his bandcamp page. Mediafire link below (the link that Thelonious provided).

Download: Mediafire

Skylar Grey - Dance Without You (Video)

First video from Skylar's upcoming debut cd, Invinsible. Invisible is slated for a fall release.

Monday, July 4, 2011

The Dean's List - The Drive-In (FreeLP)

Boston-based collective, The Dean's List, released a free LP back in February of this year. I had "heard of" them but never actually "heard" them until today and I was just blown away. I love the lyrics, the delivery, the content, the production (the production is ridiculously good), and just the overall vibe that The Dean's List project in each song. This may have earned them a spot on next year's All-Freshmen team. Check them out.

Download: Mediafire
01. The Dream
02. BreakFast Talk
03. Morning Skit
04. The People
05. Dear Professor
06. All Systems Go ft. OnCue
07. Troy
08. The Toast (Interlude)
09. Misery ft. Jordan Brown
10. Mainstream
11. Light Up The Sky ft. Dani Ummel
12. La Vie (The Life)
13. Girls Skit
14. No Sleep ft. Dani Ummel
15. The Beast
16. Burn It All
17. K2YL

Mathien - The Night I Was An Alpha Male

The Chicago collective led by Chris Mathien, released their first single from their upcoming album. Sounds a little like Mika in my opinion but that's not a bad thing. Here is an excerpt from their website:
"Merging calm, funky soul, rock, and a strong hip-hop aesthetic, singer-songwriter Chris Mathien (MAY-thee-in) conveys the passion of reggae and soul vocal stylings, the free experimentation of Parliament-Funkadelic Rock, while incorporating the unconventional hip-hop attitudes of A Tribe Called Quest and The Roots."
Make what you will of that.

Download: Mediafire

Most Unpleasant Men - How We Dance

Just found this on BandCamp. No info was really available other than the fact that it was free and that it was released in 2010. You can check out more of their music on their BandCamp page.

Download: Mediafire

Shwayze - Love Letter ft. The Cataracs and Dev (Video)

CHALLENGE! Try to listen to this song without enjoying it. Go ahead, I dare you. Off of Shwayze's upcoming Island In The Sun album.

Josie Stingray - Got To Get It (Video x Audio)

Watching this video and all I could think of was, "Fresh". I can't really put it into words, it's just cool as shit to me. Love the wordplay. Audio below.

Download: Mediafire

Championship Vinyl: Week of 6/26/11 - 7/2/11

I purchased two new releases this week with Big Sean and SBTRKT's albums dropping on the 28th. If you haven't bought Big Sean's album yet, I highly recommend purchasing the Deluxe Edition, you won't regret it. Of the 16 tracks, I listen to 13 of them regularly. I finally purchased Saigon's album. And then I re-discovered Plushgun and felt like "Why don't I already own this album?" Then I fixed that problem and purchased it.

Big Sean - Finally Famous (Deluxe Edition)
Release Date: 6/28/2011
Genre: Hip Hop

Release Date: 6/28/2011
Genre: Electronic/Future Garage

Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told
Release Date: 2/15/2011
Genre: Hip Hop

Plushgun - Pins & Panzers
Release Date: 2/17/2009
Genre: Indie/Synthpop/New Wave

Championship Vinyl: Week of 6/19/11 - 6/25/11

Due to my busy schedule, I wasn't able to post last week's edition of Championship Vinyl, so that just means you get 2 Championship Vinyl posts this week. Only new album in this bunch was from Mr. J. Medeiros.

Mr. J. Medeiros - Saudade
Release Date: 6/14/2011
Genre: Hip Hop/Indie

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz
Release Date: 3/9/2009
Genre: Indie Rock/Synthpop

Quadron - Quadron
Release Date: 3/23/2010
Genre: Electronic/Soul/Indie Pop

Phoenix - United
Release Date: 9/19/2000
Genre: Indie Pop

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Chill Moody - My Eyes ft. Cody Kahmar (Video x Audio)

Philly emcee, Chill Moody, links up with Cody Kahmar to bring us a very heartfelt track that's a perfect fit for the summer. I've never heard of either of these guys but I'm definitely looking forward to hearing more. Audio below.

Download: Mediafire

Kendrick Lamar - Section.80 (Album) *Autographed Physical Copies AVAILABLE NOW*

Just found out today that LIMITED EDITION AUTOGRAPHED PHYSICAL COPIES of Section.80 are available now through TDE's website. For some of you, this may not mean much, but for me, this was HUGE news. So much so I had to type with way too many capital letters to express my excitement. Anyways, the link is below.

Common - Ghetto Dreams ft. Nas (Prod. By No I.D.)

This track is amazing. I never thought I'd hear Nas rap like this again. Had me feeling like "What year is this?" This will be off of Common's upcoming album "The Dreamer, The Believer" which was originally suppose to drop in June, but is now scheduled for a November release date. The best part, Nas gave it away via his SoundCloud.

Download: Mediafire

Apollo Brown - Tao Te Ching (Video)

Truthfully, Apollo Brown's "Clouds" has to be one of the best instrumental albums I've ever heard. You can listen to it in full at Mello Music Group's BandCamp. Physical copies of "Clouds" are also available through Amazon.

The Airplane Boys - Gold Ribbons (Video x Audio)

Toronto duo, The Airplane Boys, released some visuals to accompany their track from their Where You've Been EP. Glad to see these TOTR Freshmen are doing well for themselves.
Download: Mediafire

Rockie Fresh - Sour (Prod. By The Cartoonz)

New Rockie Fresh? Awesome. Rockie is getting ready to drop The Otherside Redux on 7/27/11 which I believe is different versions of tracks from "The Otherside" along with a few new tracks. can't wait to hear new Rockie Fresh music.

Download: Mediafire

The Knux - Run ft. Kid CuDi

The Knux team up with CuDi to bring us a new track from their upcoming album, Eraser. This is an awesome summer song that will end up on countless mix cd's.

Kyle Lucas & Captain Midnite - Your Tragedy (Video x Audio)

Vonnegut's Kyle Lucas and collaborator, Captain Midnite, are working on their 2nd release and dropped this free single complete with visuals. Off of The Sky Is Falling And I'm Fine.

Download: Mediafire

Drake - Marvin's Room (Video x Audio)

To be honest, I refused to buy "Thank Me Later" because I felt like it was a far-cry from the Drake we knew from "So Far Gone". "Take Care" on the other hand seems like everything a Drake album should be. Drake is definitely at his best when making "indie hip hop". I couldn't think of a better way to characterize it. It breaks your typical song structure, there is rapping, singing, interludes, no catchy hook; Drake seems to be reverting back to making music as an art form instead of making commercial friendly music.

Download: Mediafire

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Jordan - My Favorite Word

Vegas producer, Jordan, dropped a new track today. I swear, dude's beats just keep getting better and better. How is Kendrick Lamar not on a track like this? Chemical Egypt coming soon.

Jordan - My Favorite Word by jordansaweirdo

Kendrick Lamar - Section.80 (Album)

This week has been really busy for me with my 2 jobs (after today I will have worked 13 out of the last 14 days and a total of 110 hours in that time span) so I haven't had many opportunities to update TOTR. But today I happen to log on only to see that Kendrick Lamar dropped Section.80 and I knew I had to cop it. I hate buying from iTunes but I will always make the exception for new Kendrick Lamar. Make sure you cop it too.

Buy: iTunes