Sunday, November 30, 2008

Artist Spotlight: UllNevaNo & Knowledge (The Equation)



"The Equation" is a duo consisting of an MC named UllNevaNo (in the hat) & producer named Da God Knowledge. Both artists reside from Baltimore, Maryland, although UllNevaNo is originally from California. UllNevaNo built up a strong buzz in the underground scene with his lyrical rhymes and battling ability. Knowledge has worked as in-house producer for Fast Way Records and has produced for Tislam the Great, 5 Stars, N.E.S. Gang and a lot of other local artists. As the story goes he was at a local vinyl store, when he met UllNevaNo, and from there they formed the group, "The Equation." Below is the group's debut release, Y=MC + P. The album over a year in the making, is a mixture of lyricism & sample-inspired beats. This is definitely an album you should check out. Also be on the lookout for more music from "The Equation" in the near future.


The Equation - Y=MC + P



[Video] K. Sparks - The Future Problem (Pt. 1)



[News] NY Football Giants WR Plaxico Burress Shoots Himself





Plaxico is considered to be one of the top wide receivers in the league, when healthy, and helped clinch the title for the Giants in last years super bowl. But, he has continously failed to stay out of trouble, as proof of this recent incident. This season he has been suspended, fined and benched, there just isn't much left he hasn't done. Being a huge NY Giant's fan I was disappointed to hear this news this morning, but decided to look at the bright side; more playing time for Domnenik Hixon. He has proven himself all year when given a chance, and after last week's 269 all-purpose yards performance, he'll be looking to continue his impressive play in Week 13. Look for the Giants to go 11-1 after a pounding on the Washington Redskins.

Friday, November 28, 2008

[Audio] Royce Da 5'9 ft. Guilty Simpson & Elzhi - Verbal Intercourse (Detroit Remix)


The homie Royce hooked up with Guilty Simpson and Elzhi for a remix to Raekwon's "Verbal Intercourse." Whenever Royce & Elzhi hook up it's bound to be some serious heat, they're lyrical flows work well together. Anyway, props to the DetroitBoyz for this track, Royce's new album Street Hop is in the works and will be out early 2009.


Royce Da 5'9 ft. Guilty Simpson & Elzhi - Verbal Intercourse (Detroit Remix)


[Audio] Busta Rhymes ft. Ron Browz, Diddy, Swizz Beatz, T-Pain, Akon & Lil' Wayne- Arab Money (Remix) Pt. 1



Busta is ridin' this joint till the wheels fall off. Here he gathers Ron Browz, Diddy, Swizz, T-Pain, Akon and Lil' Wayne to join him on the remix to "Arab Money." This joint has definitely been getting a lot of spins lately, and will only get more after this remix hits the radio stations. Be on the lookout for Busta's new album, B.O.M.B., in stores early 2009. Props to Splash for the dirty version.


Thursday, November 27, 2008

HipHopHead's Thanksgiving Day Music


I been busy with work/school lately but had some free time to upload a bunch of joints for y'all today. Shouts to the NMC + TMI for dropping these exclusives.

Lloyd Banks - Good Company

off upcoming mixtape slated for December


Young Buck ft. Young Jeezy - I Got It
new track from the "Young" ones

Young Jeezy ft. Pharrell - Rumor Has It
unreleased track from
The Inspiration

Common ft. Kanye West - Punch Drunk Love
off
Universal Mind Control, in stores December 9th

Chamillionaire ft. Ludacris - Creepin' (Solo)
off Chamillionaires new album
Venom


Joe Budden ft. The Game - The Future (Dirty)(CDQ)
off Joey's
Padded Room, in stores Feb. 2009

Jamie Foxx ft. Lil' Wayne - Number One (Get Dumb)

off Foxx's Institution, produced by Just Blaze

Jim Jones ft. Lil' Wayne, NOE & Twista - Swagger From Us

off Jimmy's
Pray for Reign, in stores early 2009


Self Scientific ft. The Game & Talib Kweli - Everywhere I Go

off Scientific's, Come In Peace, Prepare For War

[Audio] Skyzoo - Click x Get It Done (ft. Torae)


I passed on posting the last couple Skyzoo Archive joints, not because Sky' fell off, but they were already released to the public years ago. Anyway, this is the final edition of the series, and Sky drops two previously released tracks produced by the legendary DJ Premier. Both tracks feature Torae and are personally two of my favorite Sky' tracks. I'll let Skyzoo explain the rest...

"At #30 in the series, this is the swan song posting. The final archive to go out. In a 2 for 1 special, this is "Get It Done" & "Click"-2007, both featuring Torae & produced by Dj Premier. I felt like the importance of these 2 songs and what they've done for my career was more than a good enough reason to end the series with them. As most of you can imagine, these 2 songs were a dream come true to create, something i'm extremely proud of. So here's the story of how the 2 songs came about.

Growing up in the 80's and 90's, Dj Premier to me was the end all be all of production. So when I was presented with the opportunity to record with him (along with my man Torae), I jumped at the chance to get a classic Preem beat & "scracth hook" that he's so infamous for. The plan was originally to do one record and push it to the mixtapes and internet. Tor and I showed up to Headcourterz Studio on pens and needles. Regardless of the talent that he and I have, recording with Preem for the first time means you gotta come with your A game, bottom line.

We got there and Preem was making a beat for us to rock, and we watched "Little Man" on dvd in the lounge area while Preem was in the back working on the track (Preem makes everything on the spot). When Preem called us into the room to hear what he made, we loved it, but Preem didnt. He liked the beat but wasn't sure if it was what he wanted for us. He wanted a more 90's esque banger. He started working on another beat, called us back in the room, and played what would become "Get It Done". Me and Tor SPAZZED when we heard the beat. We started writing, and by 6am the joint was written, recorded, and being mixed.

Fast forward 3 months and Preem reaches out to us to link up again. He called and said "yo yall remember that 1st beat I made? I think we should go back in the lab and knock that one out too". Obviously, you don't turn Preemo beats down, so once again Tor and I jumped at the opportunity to make another joint. So we get to the studio, turn on the initial beat that Preem made before "Get It Done", and we had another Preemo banger. That song would become known as "Click". So, that's the story between 2 modern day hip hop classics. Here's "Get It Done" & "Click"-2007, both featuring Torae & produced by Dj Premier.

On a side note, I wanna use this entry to thank all of you who've been posting, listening to, and sharing the Skyzoo Archive series over the past few months. I'm glad I was able to share all of tehse with you. This is the final posting, but TONS of new music is on the way, so get ready. "The Power of Words" mixtape is coming along great, and the album "The Salvation" is sounding exactly like I always imagined it to. Thanks again for retracing the archives with me, hope yall enjoyed it. Holla." -Skyzoo-

Skyzoo - Get It Done (ft. Torae)
Skyzoo - Click (ft. Torae)


K-Salaam & Beatnick Present: Common - S.T.O.R.Y. (Stories Told Over Remixed Years) Album Teaser




K-Salaam & Beatnick are poised to release The Common Remix Album they've been working on. The tape features all new beats made by K-Salaam & Beatnick and vocals from Common, Kanye West & others. If your a true fan of Common you should check this album out, as well as his new solo album, Universal Mind Control, which will be in stores December 9th. Here is a sampler of the new remix album, the full tape will be out December 2nd.


K-Salaam & Beatnick Present:
Common - "S.T.O.R.Y." (Stories Told Over Remixed Years) Album Teaser



Wednesday, November 26, 2008

[Video] Kanye West 808's & Heartbreaks Video Takeover

As you should already know Kanye West's new album, 808's & Heartbreaks, is in stores now. The album which was released nationally on Monday, is already number one on Itunes and should claim the number one spot on the Billboard charts. If you don't have a copy yet you should go out and get one, this album is just as good as his other work. Don't listen to the auto-tune stereotypes, Kanye comes correct on this album. In the mean time, check out these interviews and performances by Kanye...



Hot 97's Angie Martinez Interviews Kanye West


Kanye West performs "Love Lockdown" off 808's & Heartbreaks on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Kanye West interview with Conan O'Brien


Kanye West performing "Heartless" live on Conan O'Brien


Kanye West performing "Heartless" live at the 2008 American Music Awards.



Kanye West performing "Pinoochio Story" off 808's & Heartbreaks, live from Singapore.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

[Audio] Joe Budden ft. The Game - The Future


I posted a preview to this sickk track earlier this week, now we get the Full/Clean version courtesy of OnSmash. This is the first single off Joe Budden's upcoming album, Padded Room, which will be in stores Feb. '09. It's good to see these two put their differences aside and concentrate on recording music.


Joe Budden ft. The Game - Future



Friday, November 21, 2008

[Video] Capone-N-Noreaga - The Argument


Check out this video for a new song off Capone-N-Noreaga's upcoming album, Channel 10, in stores Jan/Feb. '09. Props to OnSmash for the Mp3...

Mp3: CNN - The Argument

[Video] Prodigy - I'll Sleep When I'm Dead



Free P!!!

Here's a bonus video off Prodigy's H.N.I.C. Pt. 2 Bonus Disc, in stores now.

[Video] Charles Hamilton & Q Da Kid - A-List Radio Freestyle


Watch two of the hottest up-coming MC's drop a freestyle on Bobby Trends radio show.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

[Audio] Lil' Wayne - Eat You Alive x Hot Revolver


Lil' Wayne isn't wasting anytime, quickly dropping a second mixtape in the span of two weeks. Recently he dropped the third edition of the "Dedication" series with DJ Drama. Now he is set to drop the sixth installment in "The Drought Is Over" series with The Empire. The tape is titled, The Drought Is Over Pt. 6: The Reincarnation, and should be out by the end of the week. Check out a couple leaked tracks before then...


Lil' Wayne - Eat You Alive


Lil' Wayne - Hot Revolver


HipHopHead's Joints of The Day

[Audio] Kevin Rudolf - NYC x Welcome To The World


Here is a new track from rock artist Kevin Rudolf, off his debut album, In The City. This dude has built a strong buzz with his hit single, "Let It Rock" featuring Lil' Wayne and has worked with several other prominent hip-hop artists as well. The album will be out November 25th through Cash Money/Universal Republic Records. Shouts to OnSmash for the linkage.


Kevin Rudolf ft. Nas - NYC

Kevin Rudolf ft. Rick Ross - Welcome To The World


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

[Video] Ludacris & DJ Premier in The Studio


Here is some footage of Ludacris & DJ Premier cooking up that ill new song, "MVP", off Theater of the Mind. Check for Premier stating that Ludacris is in his Top 20 MC's list.

[Video] Joe Budden ft. The Game - The Future (Trailer)


Check out the trailer for the highly anticipated collabo between two former rivals, Joe Budden & The Game. The track sounds dope, and I'm definitely happy these two worked things out.

Monday, November 17, 2008

[Video] Coldplay ft. Jay-Z - Lost (Remix)

[Video] Young Jeezy - Crazy World

[Video] The Alchemist ft. Snoop Dogg, Jadakiss & Pusha T - Lose Your Life

[Mixtape] Kanye West, DJ Benzi & Plain Pat Present Sky High: A We Got The Remix (Special Edition)


With Kanye's new album, 808's & Heartbreak, a week away from release, it's only fitting we get a mixtape before then. The mixtape is titled, "Sky High," and consists of remixes to songs off Kanye's last release, Graduation, from Cookin’ Soul, Eli Escobar, The Kickdrums, Nick Catchdubs & Scottie B. Other contributions include new songs with produced by A-Track, Diplo and Stretch Armstrong, with features from Big Sean. The tape is presented by DJ Benzi & Plain Pat, and will be available for download Tuesday night on Benzi's website. Shouts to the homies at Imeem for premiering the tape.




[Video] Rocky Fontaine Acapella Freestyle


Entourage Season 1 coming soon...

[Audio] K. Sparks - Visual Sound


"Visual Sound is a song that tells two stories...the first story is about a friend of mine that was sexually abused when she was younger...the second story is about an individual that contracted HIV from unprotected sex...it's a concept record that serves a purpose...check it out"
-K. SPARKS


K. Sparks - Visual Sound



Sunday, November 16, 2008

[Audio] J.R. Writer - Kill The Beat




J.R. Writer drops another joint in anticipation for his upcoming mixtape, Writers Block Pt. 6. There is no official release date for the next installment in the "Writers Block" series, but it should be in stores sometime in 2009.


J.R Writer - Kill The Beat


[Video] Cory Gunz, Charles Hamilton & Mickey Factz - Sirius Radio Freestyle

Saturday, November 15, 2008

[Mixtape] DJ Drama & Lil' Wayne - Dedication 3


Here is the third installment of DJ Drama & Lil' Wayne's dedication series. The tape features Young Money members, Mack Maine, Tyga & Nikki Minaj, as well as new comers Jae Millz & Gudda Gudda. This is definitely a tape all Wayne fans should download, it's full of new verses & new beats. Be on the lookout for The Carter 3: The Rebirth & I Can't Feel My Face albums early 2009.

Tracklisting:
  1. Welcome Back
  2. Dedication 3 (Feat. Mack Maine, Willie The Kid & Gudda Gudda)
  3. What Else Is There To do
  4. Dick Pleaser (Feat. Jae Millz)
  5. Ain’t I (Feat. Jae Millz)
  6. You Love Me, I Hate You
  7. Bang Bang (Feat. Jae Millz & Gudda Gudda)
  8. The Other Side (Feat. LA The Darkman, Jae Millz & Gudda Gudda)
  9. My Weezy (Feat. Shanell, Lil Twist & Tyga)
  10. A Dedication
  11. She’s A Ryder (Feat. Gudda Gudda)
  12. Still I Rise (Feat. Nicki Manaj)
  13. Magic (Feat. Gudda Gudda)
  14. Do’s And Dont’s Of Young Money
  15. Whoever You Like (Feat. Jae Millz & Gudda Gudda)
  16. That Was Easy!
  17. Get Bizzy (Feat. Gudda Gudda)
  18. I Got That Gangsta (Feat. LA The Darkman & Willie The Kid)
  19. A Message To The DJ’s
  20. Stuntin’ (Feat. Drake)
  21. Dedicated
  22. Put On For The Game (Feat. Tyga & Gudda Gudda)
  23. Dedication 4????????

[Audio] Skyzoo - I Still Love Her (ft. Sic Osyrus)


I missed out on posting the last couple joints from Skyzoo's Archive Series, but they were tracks off his Corner Store Mixtape, which as a fan of Skyzoo, you should already own. Anyway here's installment 26...

"At #26 in the series, this is “I Still Love Her” featuring Sic Osyrus, produced by OZ. Me and Sic did this in 2007, and it was on his mixtape Sic-O-Nomics pt 2. When he hit me with the record, I liked where the beat was going with the Common and Kanye samples, so it made it easier to write. The “we don’t wanna hear that weak shit no mo’” was real dope, and I just went from there with the verse. I remember writing this really quickly, because its really just recalling and expressing things that I already feel. Realistic topics are easy to pen, that’s why everything I pen is pretty much realistic ;o). Sic got busy as well, and he’s definitely been killing the show circuit and the mixtape world, so look out for him. Here it is, “I Still Love Her” featuring Sic Osyrus, produced by OZ. Enjoy. P.S: “The Wire-The Complete Series” is dropping on DVD the first week of December at the HBO store, and if you know me then you know much of a Wire head I am. So if anyone wanted to know what’s on my birthday (December 24th)/Christmas list, there’s a hint. Just figured i’d throw that out there. Make sure you cop 2, one for you, one for… Holla" - Skyzoo

[Video] Lupe Fiasco- LupEND Freestyle


In this video Lupe performs a snippet off his new album, LupEND, which is slated to be a three-disc album and potentially Lupe's last release.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

[Audio] N.O.R.E. ft. Busta Rhymes & Ron Browz - Rotate


Here is a new joint from N.O.R.E. featuring Busta & Ron Browz. This song is definitely one you should download and bump in your car. According to Ron Browz, "The superthug is backkk," referring to N.O.R.E. of course. Well he is certainley back and hard at work on the upcoming CNN album as well as a new solo album. Aside from music he is dieting and excersising to lose some weight. You can follow him through his diet
here. Props to NahRight.



Sheek Louch - Extinction: Last of a Dying Breed (Cover x Track List)


Sheek Louch is back with a new mixtape entitled, Extinction: Last of a Dying Breed. Similar to Styles P's recent tape, it only contains nine songs. Features from Jadakiss, Styles P & several D-Block members. Check back Nov. 25th for the mixtape.

Tracklisting:
  1. Can't Stop
  2. It’s Your World
  3. Get Yah Ass Up (ft. Bully, A.P.)
  4. Get Money (ft. Jadakiss)
  5. Give Me A Light (ft. S.I.)
  6. Sucka For Love
  7. Stop Frontin
  8. Put In Work
  9. Til It’s Gone (ft. Bucky, Snipe Lyfe)

[Video] Black Milk- Give The Drummer Sum


Here is the official video for the first single off Black Milk's new album, Tronic, which is in stores now.

[Audio] Lil' Wayne - Street Life (Streets Raised Me) (No DJ)


Hahaha. Lil Wayne gets the pleasure of gracing the cover on the latest issue of Mad Magazine. Obviously I'm kidding about it being a pleasure, but it is considered an honor. In related news here is a new track from Wayne featured on the latest Big Mike mixtape. This is the Big Mike free version, courtesy of the Tapemasters Inc.


Lil' Wayne - Street Life (Streets Raised Me) (No DJ) (CDQ)



Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Kanye West - 808's & Heartbreak (Cover x Track List)


Here is the official cover and track list for Kanye's upcoming album, 808's & Heartbreak. The album which features Kanye's new found love for the vocador, will be in stores November 24th. The album is now being released on Nov. 24th, a day earlier from it's original release date. Probably to deal with all the leaks since the majority of the album has hit the internets already. Out of respect for Kanye, I haven't posted the leaked tracks but you can find them on other blogs.

Tracklisting:
  1. Say You Will
  2. Welcome To Heartbreak (ft. KiD CuDi)
  3. Heartless
  4. Amazin (ft. Young Jeezy)
  5. Love Lockdown
  6. Paranoid (ft. KiD CuDi)
  7. Robocop
  8. Street Lights
  9. Bad News
  10. See You In My Nightmares (ft. Lil Wayne)
  11. Coldest Winter
  12. Pinocchio Story

[Video] Evidence & The Alchemist - So Fresh (Step Brothers)


This is the official video for "So Fresh (Step Brothers)," from Evidence's upcoming album, The Layover EP, in stores November 25th.

[Video] Ludacris debuts "I Do it For Hip-Hop"


Luda debuts another track off his album, this one features Jay-Z & Nas. Now that's what I consider an epic lineup.

[Video] JoeBuddenTV: I'm Poor

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

[Mixtape] Charles Hamilton - Sonic The Hamilton


Charles is back with the newest tape in his "Hamiltonzation Process," hooking up with DJ Skee for another tape of bangers. This one dropped yesterday on his 21st birthday, so what better way to celebrate then to drop a new mixtape. Props to The Smoking Section for posting the tape.

Tracklisting:
  1. Enter the Hedgehog
  2. Where’s My Fucking Genesis
  3. 10 Minutes
  4. Put Cash Up (feat. Show “Tails” TuFli)
  5. Ringtone Rap
  6. Two Left Feet (Swaggerless Swag)
  7. Frustration and Failed Suicide Attempts
  8. Stir Of Echoes or Sleeping Beauty
  9. Scourge the Hedgehog (Yung Nate)
  10. baby sonic
  11. Lemme Know
  12. Fans Are Cool
  13. SuperSonicVents
  14. Happy Ending
Charles Hamilton - Sonic The Hamilton

[Audio] June ft. Ron Browz - Cakey

This joint comes from a new artist from NY named June and features Ron "Ether Boy" Browz. June is working on a new album that will be entirely produced by Ron Browz and The Soundmen. The beat is fire and both artists come correct, check it out. Shouts to Big Fuzz.

[Video] Jadakiss - Who Run This

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[Video] Styles P says LOX Album is on the way...

Monday, November 10, 2008

[Audio] K. Sparks - Young Malcolm


"What's good street family, For starters I want to say congrats to Barack Obama...this is a great day for all Americans that represents change...I don't say that just in regards to the fact that Barack Obama is an African American...I would prefer to emphasize the fact that he represents great progress along with the ability to unite people in a positive fashion regardless of color...This is bigger than race...The main fact is that I do believe this man has the ability to cause a positive change within this country and that is what is most important...Now I digress to my main point....This weeks song is Young Malcolm...This song contains exerts from a speech Malcolm X did...I always admired Malcolm X ability to say whatever he felt like saying and that is pretty much what I do on every record...this song is produced by T-Mos and it goes hard...I'll check ya'll next week"
-K. SPARKS

Sunday, November 9, 2008

[Audio] Styles P - Phantom Gangster Chronicles, Volume 1


If you didn't already know, Styles P is releasing a new CD/DVD entitled, Phantom Ghost Chronicles Vol. 1. It will officially be released through Koch Records on November 11th. Here is the CD portion of the project, you'll have to purchase the retail version to get the DVD. Check the next post for some more new D-Block music...


Tracklisting:

  1. Don't Want It (ft. Bucky & AP)
  2. I'm Your Pusher (ft. Straw & Trav)
  3. Told You
  4. Cook Up (ft. Next Generation)
  5. Two Clap
  6. Nuttin Come Ez (ft. AP)
  7. Where I'm From (ft. Tre Williams)
  8. Real Nigga
  9. The Hardest (ft. AZ)

[Audio] D-Block...


Jadakiss, Styles P, Sheek Louch & the rest of the D-Block squad have been on a constant grind lately. Styles P releases a new CD/DVD entitled, Phantom Gangster Chronicles Vol. 1, on Nov. 11th. Jadakiss is working hard on his new album, The Last Kiss, after having to change the name (Kiss My Ass) due to retailing issues. Last but not least Sheek Louch will be dropping a new mixtape at the end of November entitled, Extinction: Last of a Dying Breed. Also don't forget the new LOX album on the way, as well as a D-Block album. With all these projects on the horizon, there is bound to be some leaks, so with that said here is some new music from The D-Block boys. Shouts to Splash...


Sheek Louch - Can't Stop

Sheek Louch - I Like It (No DJ)


Jadakiss ft. Max B - When I Grow Up

Styles P ft. Snyp Life - Fly Like An Eagle

Styles P & Sheek Louch - Come Follow Me (No DJ)

Friday, November 7, 2008

[Video] Kanye West - Heartless (Animated Version)


[Video] DJ Khaled ft. Kanye West & T-Pain - Go Hard

[Video] 50 Cent - Get Up

Artist Spotlight: ASN



Artist Bio:

A.S.N. is making a name for himself very quickly. After years of bad choices that lead him through a series of fights, court cases and jails, the birth of his first child proved to be a rebirth for him as well.

After his release from Middlesex House of Corrections in 2005, A.S.N. put together his first semi-professional effort, 'Evolution’, selling around 1,000 CDs walking the streets of Boston and performing at shows all over MA, RI and NH. The album and its response caught the interest of Hendricks Management Group, who decided to link with Boston's own Soul On a Beat Entertainment and take A.S.N. from home-studio recording into the professional studios, professional production and the marketing of his latest project ‘Made For This’.

Since then, A.S.N. has performed in countless shows and battles all across New England with some of the most relevant names out of Massachusetts and beyond, as well as opening with internationally known artists such as GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, The Clipse, AZ, Smif N Wessun, Freeway, Killah Priest, Special Teamz and more. He has been featured on mixtapes along side Jay Z, Nas, Lil' Wayne, Kanye West, Fabolous and many, many others. The debut single from ‘Made For This’, aptly titled 'Road To Success' (featuring Hip Hop heavy-weight AZ) shot to #2 on the National College Radio charts and received heavy play on radio stations and in clubs all over the world. His song 'Eyes On the Prize' is set to be featured on Vin Diesel's 'Wheelman' video-game for Play Station 3, X Box 360 and PC.

A.S.N.'s official debut album, ‘Made For This’, contains an immaculate balance between deep and heartfelt tracks and the upbeat certified club bangers. It shows an intelligent and talented artist juggling the responsibilities of being a father of three with the wants and needs of being a twenty-five year old man. Providing fun for listeners while delivering the messages important to him, A.S.N. avoids the dumb-it-down attempt at making his music accessible and, instead, puts his intellect and wit into catchy anthems and varying rhyme schemes over commercially viable tracks. A.S.N. successfully incorporates Rock & Roll, Reggaetone and R&B into his music, utilizing both the sample-based music that Hip Hop is known for as well as live instrumentation.

A.S.N.’s variety rivals that of Timberland’s ‘Shockvalue’ without straying too far from his core Hip Hop audience. ‘Made For This’ also features names both underground and mainstream rap fans can appreciate, such as DJ Khaled, AZ, Smif N Wessun, Vakero and Lee Wilson, as well as some of Boston's best up-and-coming R&B artists, Bre (Of Smo Money Entertainment) and Nancia.

A.S.N. has shown his capability for making great music, linking with some of his genre's finest and gaining a worldwide audience without the backing of a major record label. Just imagine what he could do with one.

[News] Royce Da 5'9 Inks Solo Deal/ Preps Street Hop


Royce Da 5’9 and his M.I.C. imprint are teaming up with One Records for the release of Royce’s highly-anticipated forthcoming solo-LP Street Hop, due out in the first quarter of 2009. The album is executive produced by DJ Premier and has generated a major buzz through overwhelming critical praise.

A video for Street Hop’s lead-single, the DJ Premier-produced “Shake This,” will be released later this month. Directed by Rik Cordero (responsible for Nas’ “The N Word”, Snoop Dogg’s “Neva Have 2 Worry” & The Roots “75 Bars”), this video will be the first of two collaborations between Royce and Cordero. “Shake This” will also be accompanied by the Carlos Broady produced B-Side single and video “Part Of Me”.

Street Hop will also feature production from DJ Premier, Nottz, Green Lantern, Carlos Broady, Ski, Kay Gee and Emile, and guest appearances from Bun B, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I along with a few other surprises that will be unveiled at a later date.

Royce had this to say about the album, "This album will definitely show the world why I'm the one to watch right now. I'm happy about my new partnership between M.I.C and One Records, because it’s time to ignite the streets.”

Royce will be embarking on a tour with D-12 and Joe Budden on November 12th thru the top of 2009, where he will be previewing tracks from Street Hop and new material from his recently released mixtape Bar Exam 2.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

[Video] JoeBuddenTV: Window Shopper...

[Video] Jim Jones - Pop Champagne (ft. Juelz Santana & Ron Browz)

[Audio] Common - Changes


Here's a new track from Common off his upcoming album, Universal Mind Control. The album is in stores December 9th, be sure to go out and support real hip-hop. This track is dope by the way, you should definitely check it out. Props to Legend...


[Audio] Richard Raw - Change


Richard Raw is back with a new track, dedicating this one to America's new president.
Off of the Word 2 The Wize album coming January 15th...


Richard Raw - Change



Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Congrats to...


Barack Obama for winning the Presidential Election and becoming America's first black president.


In a night to remember, the election finished in a landslide victory as Sen. Barack Obama earned 349 electoral votes to Sen. John McCain's 147 electoral votes. This marks a historic day for this country, one of which can be summarized by three words from Sen. Obama's acceptance speech, "Change has come." In light of this history day, I've posted some of the songs released recently supporting Sen. Obama.


A.P.T. - Obama, Obama
("A Milli" remake w/ "Obama")

Nas ft. Green Lantern - Election Night


Young Jeezy ft. Nas - My President Is Black

Joe Budden ft. Twista & John Mayer- Waiting To Change The World


[Audio] Skyzoo - So Close


"So at #23, this is "So Close"-2007, produced by 9th Wonder. This is a record I did just for fun. 9th always tells me that I pick his favorite beats, the beats that he plays for people and they love them but they're scared to rock them (I have another one of those "scared" beats on "The Salvation", coming soon...). This is one of those beats that he said he played for other artists and they loved it but didnt know how to approach it. So when he played it for me, I knew right away what i wanted to do with it. Its alotta line-for-line stuff going on with this one. I just went in with the word play and went for that rewind button appeal. I did this in '07 in a studio session where I had some downtime, and I just went right in on the beat. 9th threw it on his MySpace page at 7am the next morning. Like I said before, I have great relationships with tons of producers, all of whom I feel are some of the best at what they do, but 9th is the Toomp to my TI. We just connect crazy, whether its a full EP or just a few joints (don't worry, he's on "The Salvation" twice...). So here it is, "So Close"-2007, produced by 9th Wonder. Holla. PS: BARACK OBAMA IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES! I've never been more proud than I am now. We as an American people all stood up when needed and did what we had to do. Congrats to the Obama family and everyone who voted to get them in the white house. "My president is black..." - Skyzoo

[Video] Evidence - The Far Left (ft. The Alchemist & Fashawn)


Here is another video from Evidence for a track off his upcoming mixtape, The Layover EP. In stores November 25th.

[Video] 2001 Rocafella "Who Shot Ya" Freestyle on Hot 97


This is some classic footage of the original Rocafella members freestyling on Funkmaster Flex's radio show on Hot 97. Props to Cipha Sounds for leaking this classic footage.

[Video] Ludacris ft. T-Pain - One More Drink

[Video] Jadakiss ft. Ne-Yo - By My Side

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

[Audio] Sheek Louch - Can't Stop


Here is a new Sheek Louch track off his upcoming mixtape, Extinction: Last Of A Dying Breed. The tape is set to drop on November 25th, with features from fellow D-Block & LOX members...


[Album] Ludacris - Theater of The Mind Tracklist/Cover


I'm sure you've seen this posted on all the other blogs out there but I had to show my support. This album is one of the most anticipated of the year and is destined to go platinum. Personally I can't wait to hear the DJ Premier produced track "MVP" that is bound to be a classic. Update: Official track list added courtesy of Luda. Theater of The Mind is in stores November 25th, make sure you go out and cop that...

Tracklisting:

  1. Undisputed (feat. Floyd Mayweather) [prod. Don Cannon]
  2. Call Up The Homies (feat. The Game & Willy Northpole) [prod. Clinton Sparks]
  3. What Them Girls Like (feat. Chris Brown & Sean Garret) [prod. Darkchild]
  4. One More Drink (feat. T-Pain) [prod. Trackmasters]
  5. Wish You Would (feat. T.I) [prod. DJ Toomp]
  6. MVP [prod. DJ Premier]
  7. I Do It For Hip-Hop (feat. Nas & Jay-Z) [prod. Wyldfyer]
  8. Southern Gangsters (feat. Ving Rhames, Rick Ross, & Playaz Circle) [prod. Drumma Boy]
  9. Nasty Girl (feat. Plies) [prod. Swizz Beatz]
  10. Last Of A Dying Breed (feat. Lil Wayne) [prod. Wyldfyer]
  11. Do The Right Thing (feat. Spike Lee & Common) [prod. 9th Wonder]
  12. Contagious (feat. Jamie Foxx) [prod. Scott Storch]
  13. Everybody Hates Chris (feat. Chris Rock) [prod. Don Cannon]


[Audio] Skyzoo - Good Morning America

"At #22, this is "Good Morning America-2006" featruing Poca, produced by Hasan Insane. This is a joint I did for my homegirl Poca's mixtape back in '06. Poca is one of my favorite female artists coming up right now. Her flow is real unorthadox; I call her the female Freeway. She puts alotta passion into what she writes and is real big on grind music, which is right up my alley. She's finishing up her new tape now so look for that real soon. As far as the track, the beat spoke to me, hands down. I heard the sample off top and fell in love with it. I remembered the Balck Star song "Respiration" (one of the greatest hip hop songs EVER! Quote that) where Mos said "the new moon rode high in the cloud of the metropolis,..." and I kinda saw that line coming true when I heard the beat, so I decided to start the song off with that. My man Hasan Insane did the beat, and he bodied with this one. So here it is, "Good Morning America-2006" featuring Poca, produced by Hasan Insane. Holla. P.S: By the time the next archive is released we'll have a new president. PLEEEEAAASSSEEE go out on November 4th and VOTE! This is the most crucial election to date. Vote for whomever you feel best represents you and what you need/want (hopefully you're voting for Barack Obama). I cant tell you who to go vote for, but if govenor S_r_h Pa_in gets to become president due to John McCain leaving this earth before his term ends (God forbid), we're DONE. If that happens im moving to Toronto. Bet that. 100" - Skyzoo


Skyzoo ft. Poca - Good Morning America



[Video] JoeBuddenTV: Quiet On The Set


On this edition of JoeBuddenTV, Joey turns the camera on during Royce Da 5'9's video shoot for the track entitled "Shake This." Slaughterhouse is nowhere to be found in this video.

[Video] Joe Budden & Charles Hamilton on A-List Radio


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Monday, November 3, 2008

[Audio] Slaughterhouse - Onslaught


After the videos of Joey & Joell arguing over who had the better verse on this track, we get the actual track courtesy of Joe Budden himself. For those of you confused by the post title, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I & Royce Da 5'9 have formed a group called, "Slaughterhouse." They have been working hard in the studio together recently so we can expect some more music to leak soon. Until then enjoy this track and check out Joe Budden's mixtape, Halfway House.


Slaughterhouse (Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5'9 & Crooked I) - Onslaught



Saturday, November 1, 2008

[Mixtape] Notorious B.I.G. - Night Of The Living Dead


DJ Whoo Kid and production crew Cookin Soul hook up for this Biggie mixtape. All tracks are produced by Cookin Soul and features Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Nas, Michael Jackson, Eminem & more. It's definetly a mixtape worth checkin out.


Tracklisting:
  1. Trick or Treat Intro
  2. Halloween (ft. Nas )
  3. Lost boys (ft. Lil Wayne)
  4. Orphanage (ft. 50 Cent)
  5. Sleepwalkers (ft. Jay-Z)
  6. Exorcist (ft. Eminem)
  7. Gremlins (ft. Snoop Dogg & Busta Rhymes)
  8. Deep Red (ft. Prodigy)
  9. Nightmare on Elm Street (ft. Scarface)
  10. Dawn of the dead
  11. Ghost of Lil Kim
  12. Thriller skit
  13. Thriller
  14. Night of the Living Dead (ft. Big Pun & Big L)

DJ Whoo Kid & Cookin Soul Presents: Notorious B.I.G. - Night of The Living Dead

[Video] Q-Tip - Go Ny Go (Remix)


Before the 2008 season opener for the New York Knicks, Q-Tip performed his remix of the classic Knicks anthem, "Go NY Go." He was joined by the Knicks City Dancers in a pre-game and halftime performance. Growing up in New York I've always been a big Knicks fan, and I'm in high hopes this year that they can turn it around, with or without Stephon Marbury & Eddy Curry. Anyway, this is the official video for the song, I'll try to get an mp3 version soon...