April 8, 2012

Ab-Soul - Terrorist Threats ft. Danny Brown & Jhene Aiko

This one's sorta got that 'Druggys WitH Hoes Again' feel to it. I would love to see Danny Brown on some more TDE tracks in the future.

The Game - California Republic [Mixtape]

Hosted by DJ Skee, The Game drops off another monster project with 24 tracks featuring some of the biggest names in the biz. Appearances from Rick Ross, Ace Hood, Meek Mill, Just Blaze, Cool & Dre, Lupe Fiasco, Lex Luger, Pharrell, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, and so many more. Hit the jump for the full tracklist and download link.

Frank Ocean - PDA [Unreleased Backstreet Boys Demo]

Maybe Frank Ocean has been the in the game much longer than we thought. This previously unreleased track from his Lonny Breaux days certainly has a familiar pop sound and may sound completely familiar to any major pop music fans out there. This demo was actually used by the Backstreet Boys for a song off their 2009 album This Is Us (yeah, I had no idea either). It's great to see some of Frank's old material starting to show up more often. Listening to his music from years ago definitely give us a good sense of his growth.

A-Trak x Mark Foster x Kimbra - Warrior [Video]

Converse's "Three Artists, One Song" series started with a Gorillaz/Andre 3000/James Murphy collab. Those big three names are a tough act to follow, but this mix of DJ A-Trak, Mark Foster (of Foster The People), and Kimbra (known for her performance on Gotye's 'Somebody I Used To Know') certainly held it's own in the series. It's gonna be interesting to see who else Converse has for us in the near future.

Drake - Take Care ft. Rihanna [Video] x HYFR [Video]

Two very different videos, but both equally as risky. I mean, who else can get away with filming their re-bar mitzvah and turning it into a music video other than Drake? Maybe Kanye if he was Jewish. Clearly 'Take Care' is the more dominant of the two tracks, but which video is everyone feeling more?


Usher - Climax (Kaskade Remix)

Usher's already-hot single gets an even more club-ready mix from the man Kaskade. It's not an easy feat to sharpen up a Diplo-produced track, but this certainly does the job.

Curren$y - What It Look Like ft. Wale [Video]

Spitta's newest single quickly gets videoed up. You can also check out the studio session for this track under the jump.

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Jay Electronica - Dear Moleskine (prod. Just Blaze)

Jay Electronica's Act II is the Detox of the 2010s. The only difference is that an official track has been released in the past two years. Jay's Just Blaze-produced 'Dear Moleskine' has been on every fans radar since the preview dropped way the fuck back in 2009 (seems like much longer ago). Now it's official. Act II: coming whenever soon.

Sir Michael Rocks - Premier Politics 1.5 [Mixtape]

Back in late September, Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids teams up with the team over at illroots to release his Premier Politics mixtape. During his recording sessions, Mikey created numerous tracks that ended up not making the final cut on the project. Now, the two are teaming up again to release Premier Politics 1.5 -- a compilation of 12 new tracks that Mikey put together during those sessions. With features from Chuck Inglish, Cardo, Sunny Norway, and more, this download is just as worth it as the original. Hit the jump for the tracklist and download link.

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April 6, 2012

Bone PUGZ-N-Harmony - 1st Of Tha Month [Parody Video]

Sure it's been over ten years since the original video was released, but this gem of an idea certainly had to be done. Watch as Bone Thugz-N-Harmony's '1st Of Tha Month' video is remade using Pugs. #PugLife