Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jimmy The Bang? "Loop Playback"


e.d.g.e. is one of my favorite emcees. And he's a cool dude too. Just recently he pulled together a collection of some cuts he 'loop technician'd." I'll pretend like that is actually a word as we jump into this Loop Playback project from what you could call e.d.g.e.'s alter ego Jimmy The Bang? Enjoy.
Via e.d.g.e.:
Aside from rhyming, I often make beats on the side...I wouldn't call myself a producer, or even a beatmaker though. The reason being, most of my  work consists of repeated 4-bar loops, more often than not without basslines! So I'd prefer to call myself a "Loop Technician", hence the title "Loop Playback". My "Loop Technician" name has always been Jimmy The Bang? (the question mark is a rhetorical one)... Either way, enjoy my collection of loops that I placed in chronological order (Early Evening was created in 2005 and Sleep Pattern in 2010), and feel free to download them. Most of them have been used for my own songs though, so if any MC's want to use them, mixtapes are fine.


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What I'm Watching: ARTZ "Public Enemy #1"



"Public enemy N0.1 was inspired by the politics of the music industry, even though I am a passionate artist throughout my journey of building a foundation for my music career I crossed paths with what I like to call 'industry vultures.'"

Cool video from ARTZ. Enjoy.

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Interview: Miss Special x Exile



Our West Coast ally Miss Special (or Miss Interview around these parts) caught up with Exile and talked about The Ecology with Fashawn, new Emanon project, Jay Electronica, Miguel and more. Another solid interview. Hit play and enjoy.
Last week before his show at 330 Ritch with Blu, I got to chat with one of my favorite producers, Exile. We spoke about the craziest thing he ever sampled, his second album with Fashawn "The Ecology", a new project as Emanon with Aloe Blacc and a Dag Savage project (including a free mixtape beforehand). We also spoke about working early with Miguel, his phone call with Jay Electronica, and his fascination with the radio.
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The Cranberry Show "Sail"


Ahead of their djbooth.net and donutsandmilk.com project Paranormal Karaoke, the Milwaukee duo The Cranberry Show release Sail. This joint is solid. Hit play and enjoy the latest from Young Focus and Arcane over The Smash Boiz produced cut. And look out for the full project due out February 1st. Chea!



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Monday, January 30, 2012

What I'm Watching: Maal Himself "Ms. Beverly Hills" feat. Jon Frost & The Diva



After a few previews, Maal Himself serves up the fresh visuals for the Jon Frost and The Diva featured track, Ms. Beverly Hills. Produced by Freek Van Workum and Jon Frost, with cuts from DJ Adamocity and guitar by Sean Williamson, video director Mark Gage really brings the track alive. I dig it. Hit play and enjoy for yourself. Chea!

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What I'm Watching: Kooley High "Drop a Dime (If They Get On)"



New video from Kooley High off their David Thompson project, which is available on iTunes. Enjoy. Chea!

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Hip-Hop Breakfast Ep 102 (A Side + B Side)


I needed fresh ears. A new perspective. So, I reached out via twitter and asked if anyone wanted to put some tracks together to share for Hip-Hop Breakfast. Within seconds of each other @MiSS1SPECiAL and @curtISfilm hit me up, down to accept the challenge. And damn did they deliver. They handed over the music, I compiled the tracklist. Today you get a special treat with episode 102; an A Side and a B Side. Solid music to start your week off right. Happy Monday and enjoy. And look out for more guest hosts like this in the future. Chea!

A Side - @MiSS1SPECiAL
01. Yuna - Live Your Life
02. U-N-I feat. Miguel - Lately
03. Quelle - The Loop
04. C Plus & DJ Flow feat. JoEL & Ant Chedda - The Night
05. Konkwest feat. Chuuwee & J. Good - Cold Outside
06. SigNif - Wish Her Well

Download

B Side - @curtISfilm
01. Little Dragon - Ritual Union (Sango Remix)
02. Frank Ocean - Thinking About You (Sango Remix)
03. Phony Ppl - Break It Off
04. eddie caine - Soundtrack of a Two Seater
05. Ab-Soul - Drift Away

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Support Melissa Czarnik's next Album "Non Merci"


 

I have long been a fan of Melissa Czarnik. And for a while now, a friend of the Milwaukee emcee/poet. In the world of the Internets and just online communications, Melissa is one of those rare folks that I know off line. She's a great person too. We had a discussion last year about the possibility of an artist residency. I'm happy that panned out for her. Now she's asking for your support to help make her next album, Non Merci, while in France. It's a huge opportunity for her to focus solely on the creation of new music. I believe in supporting good people. So, support if you can too. And with that, I'll let her take it from here.
I wanted to let you know about this crowd funding campaign to help make my next album, Non Merci in France. Yes, France!  I have been accepted into an artist residency at the Camac Centre D'Art in Marnay-sur-Seine (about an hour from Paris).  With help from individuals like you I'll have the opportunity to spend two months (April & May) at the residency focusing solely on creation.  As an artist, this is the kind of thing one only dreams about! And here we are!

Each level of support ranging from $10-$500 will guarantee a pre-release copy of the album (for you), due to be released summer 2012!  Plus, you can go to sleep at night knowing that you made a friend, fellow woman, artist, AmeriCorps Alumna and poet's dream come true!

PEACE
Melissa
Contribute today (click here) 


UPCOMING SHOWS
1/31: WUWM 89.7FM Lake Effect Taping - Talking about Non Merci, (Air Date TBA)  FREE
2/15: 116, 116 MacDougal Street, New York City - Inspired Word, 7pm $10
2/23: WMSE 91.7FM The Girlina Show - Interview with Dori Zori (Talking about Non Merci), 1pm FREE
3/14: UW-Milwaukee Union - Lyrical Sanctuary, 8pm FREE
3/24: Art Bar, 722 E. Burleigh Street, Milwaukee - Beat Music Series, 9pm FREE

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What I'm Watching: Mad Flows "Fo' Leaf" (Cypher Cyndicate Posse Cut) feat. TASK1ne, Konkwest, Chuuwee, and Lifted



"The mad rapper, the mad bloggers know I kill shit ..."

Not sure if that Chuuwee line was directed at TMB but we do know these Sac rappers are killing shit. And have been killing shit. When Mad Flows sent me this track a few weeks back I thought it was an incredible joint and really showcased some of the talent coming out of Sacramento. Featuring (in order of appearance) Task1ne, Mad Flows, Konkwest, Chuuwee and Lifted, "Fo' Leaf" is a solid posse cut. Pay attention. Enjoy. Chea!

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Dom O Briggs "DopeNDoper" feat. ScienZe


In a fresh Dope League collaboration, ScienZe teams up with Dom O Briggs for a new cut off his Always Inspire(d) EP, due out March 25th. Solid. Enjoy. Chea.



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Friday, January 27, 2012

What I'm Watching: Chuuwee "Watching The Throne(Through Rifle & Scope)"



Chuuwee unleashes the visuals for what you could call the title track from his Watching The Throne project available over at DJBooth.net. Solid video from the folks over at Amalgam Digital. Enjoy. Chea!

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Interview: Miss Special x Blu



Miss Interview ... err ... Miss Special chops it up with Blu in San Fran. Enjoy.
Before his show in SF I got to sit down with Blu and talk about a few things. We spoke about working with Quelle and Chuuwee on songs dropping later this year, the status of his "UCLA" project with Madlib and the idea behind the song "Doin Somethin" with U-N-I, Pac Div, TiRon, Ayomari, J*Davey etc. We also spoke about his newest release "Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them" including the reason for the "un-mastered" sound, if there will be a mastered version and why the tracks were from 2009. In addition, we spoke about the samples he's chosen for Exile, the many more songs from "No York" and hard copies of "Below The Heavens". (Again, I sincerely apologize for the quality of this video, the Exile one will be much better on Friday).
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Hip-Hop Breakfast Ep 101


Hip-Hop Breakfast 101 would be a great class to take. Shit, it would be a great class to teach. Okay class, at this point you know the routine. It's Friday. It's Hip-Hop. It's quality. Ha!

As with every Friday, this episode is compiled of dope tracks featured over at RefinedHype and DJBooth throughout the week. Hit play and enjoy music from Rockie Fresh, Lyriciss, Skewby, Emilio Rojas and more. And as always, I hope this EP helps kick off your weekend. Chea!

01. Emilio Rojas feat. Nate Mercereau - Show Me What You Got
02. Jared Evan - Kill Me
03. Skewby - Ups & Downs
04. Ed Sheeran & Yelawolf - You Don't Know (For F*ck's Sake)
05. Sundown x Chuuwee feat. Thee Tom Hardy - Attacking The Clones
06. Action Bronson x Statik Selektah - Strictly Business (Pt 1 & 2)
07. Rockie Fresh - Turn It Up
08. Lyriciss - Get It and Go

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

What I'm Watching: Sean Falyon "SFBE RIOT"



Sean Falyon serves up a winner with the visuals for SFBE Riots, a flip of  2 Chainz RIOT. Off Falyon's #SFBE Jackin 4 Beats project. Enjoy. Chea!

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What I'm Watching: Lyriciss "Get It & Go"



Fresh video from Lyriciss for his cut Get It & Go off his new project The Balance EP: Money, available over at DJBooth.net.  DJ I-Dee on the cuts. Chop N Shoot Films directed. Dope. Enjoy. Chea!

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Boog Brown - "Baby Girl" (prod. Georgia Muldrow)


Both versions have their own feel to it and both work for me. Boog Brown doesn't disappoint on "Baby Girl" dedicating this track to those hard working, talented women in the world. Take a listen.

Boog Brown has released her first ever vinyl 7" as part of Mello Music's new monthly series. The record features 2 songs produced by Georgia Anne Muldrow. The first "My Love Rmx" was featured on Boog's Brown Study Remixes album, but the B-Side is a previously unreleased track that Georgia laid the soundscape under titled "Baby Girl". The 7" vinyl series is limited to just 300 copies of each edition! To give listeners a taste, Boog & MMG are giving the B-Side track "Baby Girl" along with a second version of "Baby Girl" - both produced by Georgia Anne Muldrow.


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What I'm Watching: Logic & Raze "TOTMM"



The Milwaukee duo Logic & Raze drop off a new video for TOTMM. A collection of video clips, the new track and visuals to match pay a tribute to those who have supported them throughout their lives. I dig the personal approach to the cool track. Hit play and enjoy. Chea!

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e.d.g.e. x Hashbrown "Chapter VI: The Chase"


After a brief hiatus from Jellyfish Recordings, the homie e.d.g.e. drops off a new track from his upcoming Hashbrown collab project The Edgar Penwork Agenda. Enjoy. Chea!



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EVENT: BLACASTAN and more at Corner Pocket


Friday, January 27th - Corner Pocket - Orange/Milford, CT.

-Blacastan
-Duece Bug w/ Chuck Nickels
-Metamusick
-Subliminal Criminals
-Vorheez (MASS)
-Mayo Giovanni

*1st 30 get a free Blacastan signed miniposter*

21+ / 9:00pm / $10

For more info on the event:
http://www.facebook.com/events/157531334356218/


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Blacastan - "Sand Storms" feat. Emilio Lopez, OuterSpace & V-Zilla


Damn this joint is dope. Blacastan is a dope artist and I really dig his style and with Emilio, OuterSpace, and V-Zilla, maaaaaaaan. I've seen Blacastan perform a few times and actually, going to see him perform this Friday in Orange, CT. Should be dope and I hope he does some cuts off his new joint.

Blacastan is readying his LP titled "The Master Builder Part II" and here's the 1st leak off that much anticipated two disc release, 2 X CD (disc 1-full length album; disc 2-mixtape version of full album plus bonus cuts), dropping on 3/13/12. The project is hosted & mixed by Doo Wop & Mr. Peter Parker. The album will also feature appearances from Slaine, Celph Titled, Moe Pope, OuterSpace, Mr. Green, Reef The Lost Cauze & more.





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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

¡Mayday! - "Death March"


You know how it goes around here. Almost anything ¡Mayday! is good with me. This track isn't any different and it prepares me for their Strange Music Debut album "TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER" in stores March 27th 2012! Automatic purchase due to their resume. Check out the single and hit us with your thoughts.



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RoQ'y TyRaiD - "Windows of Bass" - (Produced by Dn³)


New joint off the upcoming RoQ'y TyRaiD album "Project Ark of Arts" has got me impatient for Spring to arrive. This track is smooth as hell with production from Dn³ coupled with RoQy's illicit and talented flow sounds like a winner to the ears. Gotta hit play more than once on this one.



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What I'm Watching: J.C.I.T.Y - "Those Who R Dead"


New video for "Those Who R Dead" off J.C.I.T.Y's Sky Writing album has him referencing many of the great artists who've left this world in this metaphorically laced track that's sure to get you wanting to visit the replay button.


"Sky Writing" Download Link - J.C.I.T.Y - Sky Writing

Follow Twitter@Jcitymusic
Facebook: Jason Jcity Simon
www.newenglandhiphop.com/Jcity
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Video directed & shot by - Superior Media Group - http://superiormediagroup.net

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Hip-Hop Breakfast Ep 100


I'd Rather Go Blind is an amazing song. The emotion Etta James poured into that track is incredible. With her passing last week, I wanted to be sure to pay tribute to the late great. So, we kick off episode 100 with Etta, followed by some solid tracks from the likes of Kooley High, DMV representer Lyriciss, New Orleans new comer Chels and more. I hope this ep helps get you through the midweek struggle. Enjoy. Chea!

01. Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind (Live)
02. Emcee Jermaine - Stereo-Typical
03. Kooley High - Regular Shit
04. Sundown x Chuuwee - They Better Run
05. ScienZe x JohnNY U. - Mother Nature's Daughter
06. Lyriciss - Big Gold Chain
07. Young Sin x e.d.g.e. - Mathematics
08. Chels feat. Ace Boogie - The Lesson



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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

ScienZe x JohnNY U. "Mother Nature's Daughter" (Prod. Clint Partie)


Let's be real. I saw the artwork before I heard the track. I was stuck on that for a minute. Ha! But I'm also obviously digging the track too. I mean, you can't go wrong with a beautiful black woman as cover art, assisted by a ScienZe and JohnNY U track. With Clint Partie on production, this joint is fresh out of the studio and as ScienZe writes, "(we) decided to release it to show the people that we appreciate all the support and love thus far on this voyage with music." It's solid. Hit play and enjoy. Chea!



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Mica Parris "You're Leaving" (prod. by Khalil and Tony Ozier)



It's been a good, LONG while since I've had a chance to post up another wonderful song by most recent winner of "The Girls Got Talent" competition, Mica Parris. After listening to "Wings" and now "You're Leaving," I'm excited to hear more projects from her. It's finding rare gems like these when I'm most proud to be a blogger because then I get to share the real music with all of you.

To find out more, visit her page at Reverb Nation.

And while you're checking out Mica, listen and download "You're Leaving" below. Enjoy!



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Yarshall Artz "Pain Still Remains"


Definitely digging this smooth, laid back cut from up and coming hip-hop artist Yarshall Artz. If you want to know more about Artz, check out his FB page here, and don't forget to click play to hear his latest, "Pain Still Remains" ....Enjoy!


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e.d.g.e. "Syndication" (Prod. by Madden Miles)


As you may recall, not too long ago we teamed up with Wisconsin beat maker Madden Miles and released A Beat For You [The Donny Hathaway Beat Tape]. And now we're in the process of pulling together a vocal version of that project, featuring some TMB favorites to collab on the EP. Our Vancouver homie e.d.g.e. is the first out the gate with Syndication. As always, he serves up a solid cut. Look out for more from the tentatively titled Hathadays EP. Chea!



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What I'm Watching: ScholarMan "Overview"



ScholarMan is no stranger to the site. I've enjoyed his music and the message behind it. So, it's no surprise I dig his new track off his upcoming Worth Fighting For, due out in February. Sit back and enjoy the Marques Green of Que Films directed and edited video. Chea!

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ELMNT "4A WAY" feat. Slakah The Beatchild


Along with fellow Toronto native Slakah The Beatchild, ELMNT delivers up a solid cut over the FS Green produced track. With an upcoming album set to be released early 2012, 4A WAY is a nice  introduction. Enjoy. 



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What I'm Watching: Kirby Lauryen - "Growing On Me" (A Song A Day - 19)


I've come across some great things over the past few weeks. I've just been a little slow getting them posted. Interestingly enough, a lot of them seem to be coming out of Berklee College of Music. The talent coming out of that institution is incredible. The most recent I've stumbled upon is Kirby Lauryen. Can we say, wow?! Beautiful song. And we all know how it feels to have someone gradually become apart of your life. I look forward to hearing songs from Day 1 - 18, and I also look forward to hearing everything after Day 19. With musicianship like this, the Arts will never die.

Go ahead. Click the play button. Enjoy.




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Lyriciss "Big Gold Chain"


As I began to compile my own write up, I think the homie Richard over at DJBooth.net sums it up best. Definitely a dope track. Look out for The Balance EP: Money EP over at the Booth sometime today. In the meantime enjoy Big Gold Chain.

"Is it worth risking your freedom and potentially your life for a pile of cash and a "Big Gold Chain"? Crazy as the bet may seem, all-too-many inner-city youths are willing to put everything on the line for a chance to shine. On Lyriciss’ latest single, the DMV rhymesayer offers listeners a little insight into social and economic conditions that turn poverty-stricken individuals into compulsive paper-chasers, and the often dire consequences of such an addiction."




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NEW RELEASE: SPEAK Easy "I'm Just Sayin"


The homie SPEAK Easy teams up with the good folks over at Uni-Fi Records to deliver a pretty solid EP. Hit play and enjoy. Chea!



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The Cranberry Show "Traffic Lights"


Those Cranberry Show boys are bad. And bad meaning good. Ha! They're an acquired taste but I fux with their music (and have for a while now). They've been gaining a lot of traction as they continuously release new music from their Milwaukee home base. With Paranormal Karaoke on the way, TCS drops Traffic Lights off the DJBooth.net and donutsandmilk.com sponsored project due out February 1st. I dig this cut. Hit play and enjoy. Chea!

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Chels "The Lesson" feat. Ace Boogie


I remember the first time I heard Chels. I thought she was cool and had some potential. But there was something missing. I was very honest with her team about this. So, that's why it's so cool to see such growth in her newest cut featuring Ace Boogie off of her upcoming True School For The Moon Children (TSFTMC) project. The Lesson is exactly the potential I heard in the 19-year-old New Orleans emcee and it's dope to hear that's she's really finding and exploring her voice. I dig it. Solid cut. Chea!



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MaG "Freedom"


I bumped into MaG's music while doing a write up over at DJBooth.net. I thought the dude was dope and had a fresh sound. I've been checking his music ever since. Last week he hit me with his lastest cut Freedom, off his upcoming free LP hosted by Mick Boogie and the folks over at RCRDLBL.com. Produced by Ta-Ku, this is a solid joint. Hit play and enjoy. Chea!

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Emcee Jermaine "Rap Casserole"


Off of his Jermaine's EP project due out tomorrow, Trenton, New Jersey's own Emcee Jermaine drops off Rap Casserole. One of many dope cuts off of his RTD Records release. The dude is fresh and we all need Rap Casserole in our life. Enjoy. Chea!



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What I'm Watching: PremRock & Willie Green "Jogger" feat. Open Mike Eagle



Fresh off their ten city European tour, PremRock (also known as PremRocke, ha!) and Willie Green unleash their first video and third single off their self titled Isolated Wax Records release. Featuring Open Mike Eagle, they explore the Jogger. I can dig it. Enjoy. Chea!

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Hip-Hop Breakfast Ep 99


I got 99 podcasts and a bitch ain't one. Ha! I've definitely came a long way with these joints and I look forward to continuing to share with you more dope music from underground and mainstream heads. As with every Friday, this episode is compiled of dope tracks featured over at RefinedHype and DJBooth throughout the week. Hit play and enjoy. And as always, I hope this EP helps kick off your weekend. Chea!

01. BJ The Chicago Kid feat. Kendrick Lamar - His Pain
02. Translee feat. Raheem DeVaughn & Eddy Fontane - Does Anybody Love
03. Thad Reid - Small Padded Room
04. C Plus x ScienZe - Callin' Me
05. 8Ball & MJG feat. Big K.R.I.T. - We Buy Gold
06. Yonas Michael - Bad Man
07. K'Naan feat. Nas - Nothing to Lose

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

What I'm Watching: Copywrite - "Swaggot Killaz" feat Jakki Da Mota Mouth (produced by !llmind)


The song is off the upcoming album "God Save the King" available on 2-28-2012 from Man Bites Dog Records. Video Directed by Sean G.


To support us & indie hip hop please click on the itunes link & buy the track http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/swaggot-killaz-feat.-jakki/id495499931

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Boog Brown - "Detroit" (prod. Apollo Brown)


This connection between Boog and Apollo on this track sounds so damn effortlessly mesmerizing. Boog Brown is easily creeping up on my list of adamantly admired emcees with every release she puts out or is on with Apollo being on my similar list for producers. Gotta love it when dopeness like this is free. Listen, download, and bump it.

Boog Brown is getting ready for a big 2012: she just dropped her full length remix project The Brown Study Remixes; has a free birthday party planned at 529 in Atlanta on February 9th w/ yU performing live; had her first vinyl 7" dropped today, January 17th; is releasing her debut album with Apollo - Brown Study - on special edition vinyl in March; and is about to record a new project with famed West Coast fOnkateer Georgia Anne Muldrow that will be out this fall on Mello Music Group. To ring in the year though, Boog is giving away an all new track she & Apollo Brown put together titled "Detroit."


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¡MAYDAY! - "Internal Wars" ft M1 (of Dead Prez) & Reks


Never enough ¡MAYDAY! on this blog if I say so myself. This latest has two highly skilled with the pen type emcees collaborating with two of Miami's equally talented. Check out the cut.

While ¡MAYDAY’s putting the finishing touches on it’s epic Strange Music debut, they enlist the help of M1 of Dead Prez & Reks to speak on the war going on inside us all.

TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER drops SPRING 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Sean Born - "Bullshit" feat. Hassaan Mackey


Off of Sean Born's upcoming "Behind The Scale" comes this chilled out joint I'm sure a few heads can relate too. Also features Hassaan Mackey, who further added to his lyrical resume with his Daily Bread release recently. Check this new joint out.



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Boog Brown + Stanza - "Together" (prod King I Divine) [Beatz & Lyrics 2 Go Vol. 2]


Boog Brown is an ill ass emcee and a half. I've been convinced. She's teamed up with ATL's Stanza, whom we've been keeping an ear on here at TMB, and the results are nothing less than head nodding. King I Divine put his foot in the production as well. And to think, they recorded this during the 3 day festival down there in Georgia. Good stuff here.

The first leak from The Beatz & Lyrics Show’s annual Beatz & Lyrics 2 Go 2011 A3C mixtape is here! Atlanta MC Stanza teams up with Detroit’s own Boog Brown over a King I Divine production. This record is a small sampling of the type of collabs you will find on the project. All music for the mixtape was recorded during A3C, the 3-day hip hop festival in Atlanta, Ga on-site in Unique Squared’s Mobile Studio and at Salem Psalms Library in Atlanta, Ga.



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C Plus x ScienZe "Callin' Me" (Prod by Hippie Sabotage)


Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. ScienZe x C Plus over a Hippie Sabotage beat? Recorded last night, released today, Callin' Me is a banger. Sheesh. Press play and enjoy. Chea!



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What I'm Watching: Koncept "Awaken" (Prod by J57)



Koncept drops off the video for the title track off of his Soulspazm Records release Awaken which is available in the physical form here. Cool video directed by Brian Robinson for the J57 produced cut. Enjoy. Chea!

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Monday, January 16, 2012

What I'm Watching: I Am Many "Posers"



There's a lot of posers out there and I Am Many calls them out on the Logik Proof produced beat off of his Strength In Numbers project. I dig it. Enjoy. Chea!

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Hip-Hop Breakfast Ep 98


It's Monday. It's Hip-Hop. And I'm halfway through my ten days in a row work stretch. Maybe that explains why I might have gotten ig'nant on the second half of ep 98. Ha! Hit play and enjoy. And as always, I hope this helps kick off your week. Chea!

01. The Roots - Sleep
02. Kooley High - Days Passed Me By
03. dRes feat. Von Pea, Donwill & John Blake - Heat (Remix)
04. L.A. - I'm Alive (Extended Mix)
05. Notorious B.I.G. - Unbelievable
06. Schoolboy Q feat. A$AP Rocky - Hands On The Wheel
07. Rick Ross - Untouchable
08. FKi feat. Iggy Azalea x Diplo x HXV - I Think She Ready

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Friday, January 13, 2012

What I'm Watching: Stori "Someone Like You" (An Adele Cover that's Actually Damn Good)



Folks that know me, know that I love Adele. Adele before everyone was hip to her with 21. I fucks with 19 unlike a lot of others. Her voice has always captivated me. So much passion. So much emotion. Classic soul music. And because of what Adele does vocally, I frown on covers of her tracks. Frown upon them heavily. I’ve heard a lot of Adele covers too. Frankly, most of them sound like shit. I however stumbled on this cover from Stori. Yeah, I really like this. She adds a little but doesn't take away from it. I dig that. This song always takes me somewhere else … Someone Like You is the classy version of Drake's Marvin's Room. Ha!

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Hip-Hop Breakfast Ep 97


The return of Hip-Hop Breakfast is in full swing. As with every friday, this episode is compiled of dope tracks featured over at RefinedHype and DJBooth throughout the week. Hit play and enjoy. And as always, I hope this EP helps kick off your weekend. Chea!

01. STS - Cut Me Off
02. Jay-Z feat. B.I.C. - Glory
03. Donnis - Gimme
04. Lyric Jones feat. Headkrack - Too Deep
05. Brother Ali - Sweet (Potato Pie)
06. SmCity feat. Oddisee & Phil Ade - Mr. IDGAF
07. Hassani Kwess - Kick The Bass, Chuck

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

What I'm Watching: PHONTE - "Dance In The Reign"


Woooooooooooooo! This dude released a video for one of my favorite tracks off "Charity Starts At Home". I really hope you got this album, especially if you talk about wanting some dope Hip-Hop music. Definitely get it if you don't got it but for now, turn your volume up and bang this video till then.



Produced by Swiff D / Directed by Kenneth Price

Off  'Charity Starts At Home' out now on +FE Music.

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Tank - "Next Breath"


New joint by a favorite of mine in the genre of R&B. "Next Breath" is off his upcoming album Savior. Personally, I think he's been putting out better and better albums so I'm curious to see how this next one stands up to Now or Never. Check out this one. What do y'all think?



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What I'm Watching: @JittaOnTheTrack - " I Don't Believe You // Slurred"


Funny story is that I first heard of this dude a while back from a guy that I randomly go to for haircuts. Yeah, the barbershop story. Haha. Dude proceeds to tell me about some cat he cuts that flows and gave me his info. I check him out but there wasn't anything recent enough for me to want to post so I forgot about it. Went back to that barbershop today and he asked if I checked it out. He oddly didn't ask me last time I went there. Probably didn't recognize me. Anyways, here I am today rechecking Jitta's music and found this joint released last month.

Definitely feeling "I Don't Believe You". It says it's produced by Jitta On The Beat. Guess dude can do a few things because that beat is pretty damn dope. As for "Slurred", it's not for me per say. I can hear it being played in a club nowadays but yeah, I'm not really feeling that one as much. Anyways, check out the video, which is clean, simple, and cool, and leave us your thoughts.

Official Music Video for Jitta On The Track's songs "I Don't Believe You" (Prod. By Jitta On The Beat) and "Slurred" (Prod. By Jaynez) off of his newest mixtape "Be Right Back" available for download here!

Be Right Back: http://bit.ly/qTkmPd

Find Jitta on:
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/JittaOnTheTrackFanPage
Twitter - http:///www.twitter.com/jittaonthetrack
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/jitta55
Website - http:///www.jittaonthetrack.com/

Directed by Hunter Lyon
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Mr. Ivory Snow - "A King's Treatment" (Prod. Ohbliv)


Check out Mr. Ivory Snow's latest off his upcoming release titled "Sex After Smoking". This joint, produced by Ohbliv, touches on Mr. Ivory's dreams and ambitions while letting you zone out sonically to it. I can't wait to hear the album once it's released.



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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What I'm Watching: Iggy Azalea "The Last Song"



There might be a few side eyes coming my way but I kind of like Iggy Azalea. I'm still kind of on the fence about her but there is something about her sound that I find interesting and intriguing. She's got my attention. In her latest, she takes a very simplistic approach with the black and white video, on what you could assume is not her last song.

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Imagine That "Growing Up" feat. Years Lata


New self-produced track from Imagine That featuring Years Lata. Cool laid back cut off their upcoming project Fried Liquor due out February/March 2012. Enjoy. Chea!



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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

MAD Flows #TWENTYTWELVE


The Cali homie MAD Flows released a three track ep to start the year off, featuring collabs with UK producers Sai and Manni Dee. It's solid. The ep also features a killer posse cut remix of Fo' Leak, which includes Task1ne, Konkwest, Chuuwee and Lifted. Hit play and enjoy #TWENTYTWELVE. Chea!



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What I'm Watching: Stalley "The Night" feat. Rashad



Stalley drops off the visuals for the smooth Rashad assisted cut off of Lincoln Way Nights. Hit play and enjoy the Dre Films directed video.

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What I'm Watching: Skyzoo "Could've Struck the Lotto"



Skyzoo jumps into the new year continuing his mean streak, with a bit of carry over from last year's The Great Debater. Solid video with Christopher Wilkes and Dave Canon sharing director duties. Enjoy. Chea!

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What I'm Watching: DJ Brace "SYNESTHASIA"


DJ Brace - SYNESTHASIA from Bill Acheson on Vimeo.



It's like watching an artist paint. Or like watching a master chef cook. Or even like watching an amazing swimmer swim. It draws your attention. DJ Brace takes hold of his craft and creates an amazing sound in the simple yet captivating SYNESTHASIA video. Shouts to J57 for the link. Fresh. Enjoy.

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Interview: Miss Special x Hawdwerk & Jansport J



Miss Special aka Miss Interview chops it up with Hawdwerk & Jansport J in an interview last year. She's on a mini hiatus right now but Special Sundays Radio Show returns January 29th, in the meantime enjoy the hilarity of this interview.
Last season on Special Sundays Radio Show I got to talk again to the hilarious Hawdwerk & Jansport J about their newest album "Black Balls". In the midst of the many jokes, we spoke about the idea behind the title, what happened behind the scenes while shooting their promo video and their "interesting friends" Elliot Alwood and Keith Grand. We also spoke about the narrator Tobias, and the process behind writing tracks the stand out tracks "My Type", "Proverbs", "Black Man" and "F*ck Jansport J" and more.

(via @MiSS1SPECiAL)

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What I'm Watching: Joe Cool "I Wanna Sell Drugs"



Way back in September Joe Cool dropped the audio for this self-produced track off of his upcoming Cooley Hi. The video really brings the visuals together to the self-reflective track about hardship and grindin' with music. The new project drops January 19th. In the meantime, if you're looking for weed, holla at Joe he got what you need. Ha!

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Pruven "Suspect Terrain"


"I hate hearing half-ass music..."

Pruven, who recently linked up with the good folk over at Uncommon Records, releases his first single from his upcoming project Stamina of Thought, due out February 21st. This joint is hard-hitting and Pruven goes in over the J. Bellow produced beat, declaring his disdain for half-ass music. Solid. Enjoy. Chea!

  Suspect Terrain - Pruven by UncommonRecords

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What I'm Watching: Gods'illa "Sal's Pizzeria"



Those DMV boys are back with another solid video for a dope cut from their CPR Blendtape hosted by DJ Lo' Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu. With the vid for Sal's Pizzeria, the crew take inspiration from Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing, complete with a Radio Raheem in all his glory, which includes the 'Love Hate' four finger rings, boombox and the ill fade. Ha! Enjoy the vid. Chea!

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What I'm Watching: Andy Suzuki & The Method "Her Ghost"



That boy Andy got more tattoos than an NBA player. Ha! But on a more serious note, Andy Suzuki & The Method serve up a solid track off of their upcoming project The Ghost Stories EP, which you can pre-order here. I've long been a fan of the group, having known Kozza (band member) and Andy for a while now. These guys are talented and while I try to convince them to do a cover project, you'll have to enjoy Her Ghost, which is a solid track accompanied by a beautiful video. Hit play, enjoy and look for more from Andy Suzuki & The Method soon. Chea!

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Monday, January 09, 2012

Hip-Hop Breakfast Ep 96


I'm back. And with some new artwork no less, courtesy of OC Supreme behind the lens and the beautiful Jules Renae as our cover girl. I personally got tired with looking at my bum ass on the cover (and it's okay if you did too). This is definitely more visually pleasing. So, shouts to both of them.

Well, with just about a five week hiatus, Hip-Hop Breakfast is back to jump start the week. With a gang of solid music released between the last episode and now, Ep 96 finds a nice mix of material from the likes of Jean Grae, Common, Soul Khan, my rap guilty pleasure Rick Ross, Elle Maxwell and more. Mellow in the beginning, hyped by the end, HHB is back. Enjoy. Chea!

01. L.A. - A Place
02. Jean Grae - U&Me&EveryoneWeKnow
03. Soul Khan - I Should Die Today
04. Common - Lovin' I Lost
05. Elle Maxwell feat. Cliff Lewis - Only Wanna Give It To You (Remix)
06. Rapper Big Pooh feat. Donny Goines & Raven Sorvino - Don't Say Goodbye
07. Rick Ross feat. Drake - Stay Schemin
08. Action Bronson & Statik Selektah - Bon Voyage



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Sunday, January 08, 2012

What I'm Watching: "Entropy (Live Original)" x @SidSriram






This gentlemen never disappoints when it comes to his music. Everything Sid Sriram has released has been top notch and a great listening experience. His latest, "Entropy" (directed by Arthur Johnson) is no different. So, check it out and enjoy.

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e.d.g.e. "O My God (Remix)" feat. Jeff Spec


The Canadian homies serve up a fresh remix to e.d.g.e.'s O My God cut produced by District 36. Solid. Enjoy. Chea!


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Friday, January 06, 2012

What I'm Watching: Chiddy Bang "Ray Charles"



Check the dope video for Chiddy Bang's solid cut Ray Charles off their upcoming LP Breakfast. I thought this joint was dope when the released the audio a while back, and definitely appreciate the visuals. Enjoy. Chea!

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Rob Dz and Dudu Stinks "Recall Walker" (Prod. DJ Pain 1)



You might recall that many of the good people of Wisconsin are trying to recall their governor, Scott Walker (aka Scotty). On the DJ Pain 1 produced cut Rob Dz and Dudu Stinks bring activism to Hip-Hop on the Recall Walker anthem. If you're in Wisconsin and believe, join the movement. Boom!

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What I'm Watching: Nana "Sao Brooklyn" feat. Nello Luchi



Sao Paulo's NanĂ¡ Rizinni and Brooklyn's Nello Luchi join forces on what they call a "pop/rock/hip-hop track." I dig it. The duo put together a pretty cool video filmed in Brazil and New York for Sao Brooklyn. Hit play and enjoy. Chea!

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Thursday, January 05, 2012

TheMadBloggers.com Sessions: Warren Britt x Chaz Van Queen



That's Warren Britt behind the camera with Chaz Van Queen working on the beat. The duo are currently working on a new Warren Britt EP presented by TMB. Earlier today Warren hit O and I with a link to some of the raw studio creative / brainstorming sessions. To say we're pleased is an understatement. Warren Britt is a cool dude and when we approached him late last year with the idea of doing an EP, he hit the ground running, teaming up with Chaz from the onset. We're excited about the potential of this project. In the meantime, take in a little of the creative process and look out for a single from the tentatively titled AWWWW, YOU MAD? soon. Chea!



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Chuuwee x Sundown "Carbonite" feat Drique London & Carbin


No breaks. At least not for the Sacramento emcee. Chuuwee is back with new music from his joint mixtape with Sundown (Actual Proof) of Jamla due out January 21st. While we wait for The Millennium Falcon, enjoy the first single Carbonite featuring Drique London and Carbin. This joint is dope. Chea!

  Carbonite Feat. Carbin & Drique London by ChuuweeofTUS

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Action Bronson “Contemporary Man”


Party Supplies on production with a gang of samples, and Action Bronson bodies this track. Straight bars, comedy and killer punchlines. This joint is dope. Enjoy. Chea!


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Mod Sun, G-Eazy & Meta "Rappin A$$ Rappers"


I fux with this new cut from G-Eazy, Mod Sun and Meta. Sometimes there's just something cool about some rapping ass rappers. Ha!

  Rappin A$$ Rappers by g-eazy

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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Lex Luther "From Me To You, Para Todos (L​.​S2​.​L)"


The Milwaukee beat maker, who goes by the moniker Lex Luther, drops off a new beat tape filled with some solid, hard hitting cuts. Hit play and enjoy From Me To You, Para Todos (L​.​S2​.​L).



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