March 31, 2011

Kendrick Lamar Interview With Lu Parker

In this interview with the former Miss USA, Kendrick talks about his hometown of Compton, California, what it was like growing up amongst gangs, and how having a father around helped him make the right decisions

Kendrick seems like a real down to earth and smart guy and I believe he deserves all of the success he's been getting. I can't wait to hear his debut album as well as what him and Dre have been putting together for Detox

Travis Porter - College Girl [Video]

I may have slept a bit on this southern trio (yes, Travis Porter is 3 people).

Bobby Creekwater - You And What Army [Video]

I had no idea Bobby Creek had this in him.

Wrekonize (of ¡Mayday!) - Look At Me Now (Freestyle)

He may have surpassed Bussa's crazy verse from Breezy's hit. Cotdamn. 

Shouts to: 2dopeboyz

Katy Perry - E.T. ft. Kanye West [Video]

This highly anticipated video for the radio hit definitely doesn't disappoint. I highly recommend watching it on fullscreen in HD. haha.

XV: This Is Hip Hop [Video]

Directed by Court Dunn

This is the 11th installment of the series presented by

Machine Gun Kelly - Get Laced [Video]

This video was released for Cleveland's win over Miami. Over a classic UGK beat. Keep your eye out for Machine Gun Kelly this year as he wasn't featured on the XXL Freshman cover this year, but he was still talked about in the same issue.

Rich Hil & Nero - Howling At Hades

Nero links up with Rich Hil, who is the son of Tommy Hilfiger, for this new project. I honestly haven't gotten into any of Rich Hil's music but Nero is a completely different story. He hasn't dropped anything big since his incredibly dope Alive & Vibrant: Relive The Moment mixtape all the back in the summer of 2009. So this one right here I definitely gotta give a spin for Nero and who knows, maybe I've overlooked Rich Hil.

Shouts to: Champagne 'Yote

Blu & Dela - Lucy's&LooseLeafs

Producer Dela let this go via his Twitter machine. I just can't get enough Blu on my computer. These two have put out a bunch of songs together already and should really just do a whole project together soon. Like, yesterday.

March 30, 2011

Childish Gambino - I Do Not Talk [Mixtape]

Could Childish Gambino be the new Drake? Well, first of all his real name is Donald Glover and he's an actor on NBC's comedy Community where he plays the role of Troy (funny part is that I was literally just watching re-runs of this show when I found this). The second similarity that I see between the two are their styles. The punch lines on his last project, Childish Gambino EP, reminded me a lot of Drake's on his Comeback Season mixtape (the Drake that I became a fan of instantly and still give regular play to). Now I'm just hoping Childish Gambino doesn't get sucked in by mainstream and change his style because he really has it working for him right now.


Jim Jones Arrested

According to TMZ, old Jimmy boy was arrested and held custody today in NYC today for driving on a suspended license. Seems like a pretty minor incident, so I'm thinking he's doing it as a publicity stunt for his album, Capo, that's dropping April 5th. Probably not, but I'm sure a lot of people are going to hear about his album for the first time when they're watching the news and hear about this incident.

Mac Miller - Put It On

Mac's On and On and Beyond EP can be found on iTunes right now. This song right here is the first one on the 6-track project.

Blind Fury Speaks on Battling

This guy has become something like a star since his days on 106 & Park's Freestyle Friday began. He's doing something right though because he's breezed past every MC he's faced on the show so far. In this interview with XXL he discusses how he started his career in music and what it's like being a blind rapper.

Elzhi - Verbal Intercourse 2

Elzhi never disappoints. This is supposed to be a bonus track off his eLmatic mixtape that has yet to drop. Produced by 14KT.

Jennifer Lopez - I'm Into You ft. Lil Wayne

I think the only reason I wanted to post this was to be able to put up a picture of the lovely Jennifer Lopez on my page. I even decided not to go with the single art. Either way, this song certainly isn't going to get play on my iPod but the radio will eat it up.

Shouts to: Complex

OnCue - It Usually Goes [Video]

This right here is the OFFICIAL video for this song, which is not to be confused with this other one I had posted that is unofficial but still pretty dope. You can expect Cuey's next project, Can't Wait, to drop some time during the spring with this track included on it. His Leftovers mixtape is still out there to go download if you are looking for some more of his music.

1982 (Termanology x Statik Selektah) - 82/92 ft. Mac Miller

I wasn't expecting a video from this song at all. But, then again, it's only some footage of them recording and performing the song. I've been playing this song like crazy since the 1982 EP dropped and if you haven't given that a listen yet do so immediately.

Jean Grae - R.I.P. ft. Styles P & Talib Kweli (prod. Ski Beatz)

This one is going to be found on Jean Grae's Cookies Or Coma. What's a Nicki Minaj?

March 29, 2011

H.O.P.E. - Fly N***a Digest (prod. Swiff D)

This is the first leak off H.O.P.E.'s upcoming project, Believe In HOPE Wright, presented by 2dopeboyz that drops on March 31st.

Shouts to: 2dopeboyz

Miami Horror - Foreign Exchange Student ft XV

My question is, why wasn't XV a 2011 XXL Freshman? 

Intuition - I Ruined These Songs For You Too [Mixtape]

Intuition adds his own verses to these awesome songs that have dropped in the last year or so. This is actually a follow up project to his I Ruined These Songs For You mixtape that I actually remember not enjoying that much for some reason. From what I've listened to from this one though, it sounds better then the first. 

Shouts to: Pigeons&Planes

The White Panda - I Want Brooklyn (Jackson 5 vs. Jay-Z)

Another new mash-up from The White Panda to go along with the free album they dropped quite a few weeks ago.

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

Lupe dropped off this Bobby Ray assisted cut, that also didn't make Lasers, via his Twitter machine. 

1982 - Race Against Time ft. Bun B & Josh Xantus

I think it's the old school feel of Statik's beats that just make them so enjoyable. 

Shouts to: OnSmash

DJ Khalil - Best Of DJ Khalil (Grammy Edition) Presented by Crooks & Castles

Crooks & Castles recognizes the Grammy win from Eminem's Recovery album for one of the best to be doing it in the last decade or so. This mixtape features some of Khalil's most recent projects. Keep doing your thing man. 

Camp Lo & Pete Rock - 80 Blocks From Tiffany's [Mixtape]

This mixtape serves as a prequel to the group known as 80 Blocks From Tiffany's and consists of material that takes Camp Lo's old vocals and puts them over Pete Rock's instrumentals from this days of working with CL Smooth. There are some new tracks on here as well that will be featured on their brand new LP coming out sometime in the near future. 

Shouts to: NahRight

Travis Barker - Can A Drummer Get Some (remix) ft. Game, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, & Swizz Beatz

Video for the title track off Travis Barker's album that's currently in stores. Travis is still out on tour with Lil Wayne and Rick Ross right now, so check if he's coming to a city near you. 

Chip Tha Ripper - The Entrance [Video]

Producd by Mike Waxx of

Mike Waxx let's go of another hot video. This one is for a stand out track from Chip Tha Ripper's latest Chuck Inglish produced mixtape, Gift Raps, that can be downloaded here. My buddy just picked up my ticket yesterday for me to see Chip open up for Kid Cudi on April 30th at my (soon to be) alma mater SUNY Cortland. I. Can. Not. Wait. Thanks Shoob!

H.O.P.E. - Believe In HOPE Wright [Tracklist]

Hit the jump to check out the tracklist for H.O.P.E.'s next project presented by 2dopeboyz that drops Thursday. Features include Y-O (of U-N-I), Pac Div, & Jhene Aiko. 

Pac Div - Anti-Freeze [Video]

Off the west coast crew's Mania! mixtape.

DJ Quik - The Autobiography of David [Mixtape] (Presented by LA Leakers)

I'll be honest here, I'm young when it comes to hip hop and haven't really reached far into DJ Quik's discography. I understand that he's a legend in the music so this comes as a gift to me in order to catch up qui(c)kly (see what I did there?) on some of his tracks. 

ScienZe - Main Attraction ft. Sene (prod. Blu)

One of my new favorite artists links up with ScienZe on this track that's also produced by the man whose album this blog is named after. Blu's production has seriously been crazy on the last few projects he has put out. 

Shouts to: 2dopeboyz

David Dallas - Caught In A Daze ft. Freddie Gibbs [Video]

The Duck Down Records artist from New Zealand drops off a video featuring one of XXL's 2010 freshman. This track will find it's way onto David's The Rose Tint that should be released around late April.

Rihanna Covers Rolling Stone

No words need to be spoken...

March 28, 2011

Big K.R.I.T. - ReturnOf4Eva [Mixtape]

After the long wait, many leaks, and a few videos, the 2011 XXL Freshman drops off his newest 24 track (damn!) mixtape for us to enjoy with features including Ludacris, Bun-B, Chamillionaire, & David Banner. You're going to be able to find this one under the Mixtapes page at the top of the site as well.


Rick Ross - In The Morning (Green Lantern Remix)

What DJ Green Lantern did here was take Rozay's verses from T-Pain's "Rap Song" and Marques Houston's "Pulling On Her Hair" and mixed them with Biggy and Jay-Z samples and eventually dropped the whole thing over J. Cole and Drake's "In The Morning". Good stuff.

Shouts to:

Lupe Fiasco - What U Want ft. Kenna

Here's some unreleased Lupe that didn't seem to make the cut for Lasers.

Shouts to:

Action Bronson - Cliff Notes (prod. Statik Selektah)

Speaking of Action Bronson, here's the first leak from the collaborative album he's working on with Statik.

Ab-Soul - Rapper Shit ft. Kendrick Lamar

1/2 of Black Hippy gives us one that I assume will make it onto Ab-Soul's next project, Longterm Mentality, that's dropping April 5th.

Young Chris - Base 2 Ya Face

The Young Gunna drops some over the 9th Wonder beat that I've fallen in love with since I heard him play it live on Ustream a few weeks back. Oh and Lil B, Jean Grae, and Phonte did it justice as well.

Shouts to: Karen Civil

Snoop Dogg - My Own Way ft. Mr. Porter [Video]

This might be my favorite song from Snoop's newest album so far. The Doggumentary drops tomorrow.

Mayhem Lauren - Got The Recipe ft. Action Bronson

Video Directed by Dallas Penn

Action Bronson has just been everywhere as of late and I'm certainly not complaining. As a matter of fact, he's currently working on a project with Statik Selektah that we should expect soon.

Old Money [Video]

Here's a pretty funny skit that was featured during Canada's Juno Awards last night that were hosted by Drake.

Danny Brown - Guitar Solo [Video]

This video comes from Danny Brown's The Hybrid project that dropped last year. It still boggles my mind that this dude that looks like Antoine Dodson can actually rap this well.

Tyga - Reminded ft. Adele

I usually don't listen to Tyga much, but when you add Adele to the track it just makes it that much more enjoyable for me. Tyga's mixtape, Black Thoughts 2, drops April 12th.


Shouts to:

March 27, 2011

Nate Dogg - Underdogg ft. Mr. Key, Mitchy Slick, & J Diggs

After the recent passing of the great Nate Dogg, I would expect this to not be the first unreleased track that gets released in the upcoming weeks to months. This one was produced by Dr. Dre and an unfinished version was released a long time ago. 

Also, hit the jump for the recently released Best Of Nate Dogg mixtape tracklist and download link.

Kyle Rapps - Me

Off his upcoming EP, Re-Edutainment.


Shouts to: hiphopdx

Porcelain Black - This Is What Rock N Roll Looks Like ft. Lil Wayne [Video]

Here's the video for the Young Money rocker's first single assisted by Weezy. She could certainly turn into a star with the help of Lil Wayne giving her that push.

Anybody else getting that Lady Gaga vibe?


Shout To:

Big Sean On 106 & Park [Video]

Big Sean chops it up with the crew at 106 & Park for his first time. Finally Famous: The Album drops soon!

Cam'ron & Vado - Girls Cry [Video]

Here's the visuals from the latest drop from their upcoming Gunz N' Butta, which drops April 16th.

Childish Gambino - The Longest Text Message

Childish Gambino Donald Glover lets go of a track that didn't make the cut for his latest, self-titled EP. 

The Big Move...

After nearly 2 months of posting on Tumblr, I decided it was best for my blog to make the move to a more customizable and user friendly host and thought Blogger was the best place for this. This blog will serve as a medium for me to post new music that I feel is worth a listen by all as well as any other topics that I believe are worth sharing. If anyone out there has any thought or opinions on how to help me improve my page, please feel free to contact me.

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