May 31, 2011

Big Sean - Home

"I walk up in this b*tch, like do I need an introduction? When you livin' out your dreams, sleeps an interruption..."

No real word on whether or not this will be on Finally Famous: The Album, but hell it's a chill song to enjoy with this beautiful weather on Long Island.

Shouts to: P&P

Masta Ace - I Refuse ft. Wordsworth (prod. Marco Polo) [Video]

Wale - The Cloud ft. Tiara Thomas [Video]

We're STILL getting visuals from Wale's More About Nothing.

Laws - Momma Miss America [Video]

Keep a look out for Laws' Yesterday's Future project to drop sometime soon.

One Republic - Good Life (remix) ft. B.o.B

Two verses from Bobby Ray make this track something to keep on a summer playlist.

Cris Cab - Foreword [Trailer]

Dropping June 7th on Faceplace and iTunes.

Action Bronson - Time For Some ft. Lil Fame (prod. Statik Selektah)

This Action Bronson & Statik Selektah album, Well Done (dropping July 5th), is going to be something extraordinary.

Bad Meets Evil (Eminem & Royce da 5'9") - I'm On Everything ft. Mike Epps

Sorry folks, but I'm better late then never on this one right?? Album drops June 15th.

Young Jeezy & DJ Drama - The Real Is Back [Mixtape]

While we still wait for Thug Motivation: 103, Jeezy teams up with Drama for a new mixtape with features from Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Freddie Gibbs, and more. Tracklist and download link is down below.

Elzhi - Life's A Bitch ft. Royce da 5'9" [Live]

Co$$ - Sleepwalking [Mixtape]

Finally back from a dope weekend break. NahRight is responsible for this mixtape from Co$$ that features all tracks that didn't make the cut for his album, Before I Awoke, that drops June 21st. Check down bottom for tracklist and download.

May 27, 2011

Chiddy Bang - Peanut Butter & Swelly [Mixtape]

The posts will be slow this weekend due to my lack of availability, but a new Chiddy Bang mixtape couldn't wait. Hit the jump for the tracklist and download link. Also, be on the lookout for another new project from the duo, Breakfast, that's on its way.

May 26, 2011

Lil Wayne - How To Love (prod. Detail)

With "6 Foot 7 Foot" Wayne proved that he was back and ready to work. With "John" he had a hit because he was working with the hottest artist (Rick Ross) and producer (Lex Luger) in the game at the time. Now with "What Is Love" Wayne seems to be turning to his softer side. Love it or hate it, expect it on the radio very soon.

Shouts to: Karen Civil

Raekwon - Rock N Roll (remix) ft. DJ Khaled, Game, Pharrell, & Busta Rhymes

The Chef unites with DJ Khaled and crew for a long remix to his Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang track.

Tanya Morgan - Without Hands ft. Che Grand, King Mez, & Skyzoo [Video]

This is one of a compilation of songs that were recorded at SXSW in Austin in March. All of these songs, including this one, will be released as a free mixtape via DJ Booth shortly. Skyzoo > _________.

CyHi Da Prynce - All In

G.O.O.D. Music's royalty will follow up his very successful Royal Flush mixtape with a sequel, Royal Flush II, very soon. This first leak is produced by Marvelous J.

Cris Cab - Foreword [Artwork & Tracklist]

In the past few months, I've highlighted a few videos from this young soon-to-be star out of Miami, including his single "Good Girls", a cover of "All of the Lights", and a cover of Wiz's "Black and Yellow". On June 7th the 17-year-old artist will release his full project,which Pharrell has helped him with, titled "Foreword". Be sure to check back here that day as well, as we will most certainly have a link for you. Go ahead and "read more" to see the tracklist and to check out another song of his that won't be featured on the album.

Asher Roth - Last Man Standing ft. Akon

We heard the snippet a while back, now check out the full version of the track that will serve as the second single off Asher's next album (which is still left untitled). It's a shame that they got rid of the title The Spaghetti Tree. I was kind of feeling that. *sarcasm*

The Weeknd - Rolling Stone

Even with recent information leaking and the release of some of his older tracks (including a Drake demo), The Weeknd still remains a mystery man to many. That is, until he performs at the upcoming OVO Festival in Toronto alongside Drake and Rick Ross. This track could be from his upcoming Thursday project.

Shouts to: OS

May 25, 2011

Chiddy Bang - Guinness Flow

The newest leak from Chiddy Bang's upcoming mixtape, Peanut Butter & Swelly (artwork above), covers Chiddy's world record breaking longest freestyle performance at the O Music Awards last month.

Shouts to: illRoots

Kendrick Lamar - HiiiPoWeR [Video]

Pretty dope visuals for the first single off #Section80.

Eddie B & Harry Fraud - The Luck 7 EP

Newcomer Eddie B, producer Harry Fraud and Xclusives Zone bring you “The Lucky 7″ EP, a brief but satisfying glimpse into the work they’ve been doing lately. The EP features appearances from Maffew Ragazino, Sean Price & Shabaam Sahdeeq with cuts from DJ Buffalo. Be on the lookout for Eddie’s full length LP as well as a joint album with Shabaam Sahdeeq. Both projects will be entirely produced by Harry Fraud. Continue reading to download.
Hit the jump for the tracklist and download.

Big Remo - Side Of The City [Video]

8ounz - College Girls ft. Kendrick Lamar & J. Capri

Damn, songs like these really make me want to go relive the last 4 years of my life. The time went too fast.

Boldy James - Trappers Alley: Pros & Cons [Mixtape]

Yesterday we got the "Pros" half of this mixtape. Now you can hit the jump to download and check the FULL 28-song tracklist for the entire Trappers Alley: Pros & Cons project.

Derrick Rose x Big Sean's "I Do It" Featured on Adidas Commercial [Video]

Recess (Sene & The Clubhouse) - How Do You Sleep? ft. Blu [Video]

Recess, made up of Sene and The Clubhouse, drop visuals for the Blu-featured track off their Recess EP. No Blu sightings here, so hopefully he was too busy working on NoYork!

MMG Invasion Radio OnDaSpot Freestyle [Video]

Meek Mill, Pill, Rick Ross, and the newest member Stalley, kick some bars for Invasion Radio with Green Lantern. Self Made Vol. 1 is available now.

Block McCloud - Crazy Man (StraightJacket Remix) ft. RA The Rugged Man & Celph Titled [Video]

Big Sean Interview

Big Sean stops by 93.7 in Atlanta to talk about the features on Finally Famous: The Album, which now drops June 28th. According to the interview, some artists that you can expect on the album include Wiz Khalifa, Chiddy Bang, Nas, Lupe Fiasco, & Pharrell. 

Fortunate Ones - Sleepless Nights & Numb Hearts [Mixtape]

See below for the tracklist and download link.
Sleepless Nights represent the evenings we spent perfecting our craft, the nights of mischief, the nights with friends that are embedded in our minds, the nights with women we lust & the nights we created music. Numb Hearts represent the isolation from temptations on those sleepless nights, as well as the ability to own a numb heart for anyone with an opinion regarding our vision, the ability to show no emotion and not let emotions impair our judgment, as well as a fearless attitude towards taking risks accompanied by a nonchalant approach solely based on logic.
 Shouts to: UHTN

Slim Thug - Coming From ft. Big K.R.I.T. & J-Dawg [Video]

Styles P - Master of Ceremonies [Trailer]

It's been too long since we heard some new solo Styles P. No word on the release date for his next album, but this trailer gives us the proof that it's on the way.

Rapsody - Hella High (prod. 9th Wonder)

The first lady of Jamla gets production from 9th for the next leak off her upcoming Thank H.E.R. Now project that drops June 21st.

May 24, 2011

Random Axe - Random Call

Their self-titled album will be available June 14th.

BYOB Entertainment - #ShawtBusReloaded [Video]

Spot on. Every time. These guys kill me!

Below The Heavens Catchup Post 2: Graduation Edition

After a long (very long) weekend, I have fallen behind on some dope new music that has dropped between Thursday and today. I'm going to try and promise that I stay as updated as possible for the remainder of the summer, but we all know how that goes and that can all change. Just be on the look out for us to make a few moves and acquisitions during the next month or so. For now, take a listen to some new music from Drake, Mac Miller, J. Cole, Blu, Wiz Khalifa, Chiddy Bang, and more under the jump. Also, be sure to download our summer mix, Heatwave, if you haven't already.

Rapsody - Extra Extra ft. Mac Miller [Video]

This track will serve as the first single for Rapsody's Thank H.E.R. Now project dropping June 21st. What happened to the Halo verse??

Co$$ - Spaceman [Video]

Sean Price & Cole World - How The Gods Chill [Video]

Boldy James - Trappers Alley: Pro's [Mixtape]

New mixtape from the Detroit rapper that I've been patiently waiting on. Check the jump for the tracklist and download link.

DviousMindZ - TWENTYdifferentpillsinem [Video]

It's been too long since we've heard new material from the Canadian producer. Now you can go download his free instrumental EP here, which includes this track.

Brown Bag AllStars - The Agenda (Marco Polo Remix) [Video]

Pac Div - Fallin' [Video]

My favorite track from Mania! finally gets some visuals.

Nero Freestyle on DealWithNoDeal Radio [Video]

The kid Nero is back!

Mac Miller - Wear My Hat [Video]

The Chuck Inglish production is the best part of this track. Why was this the next song from Best Day Ever to get a video?

E A Ski - Please ft. Ice Cube [Video]

The Lonely Island - Jack Sparrow ft. Michael Bolton [Video]

*dead*. Turtleneck & Chain is available now.

May 20, 2011

Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy - Pilot Seat [Video]

Pac Div - Fallin' (Behind The Scenes) [Video]

Looks like Pac Div will be releasing a video very shortly for my favorite track off their latest mixtape, Mania!

Big Sean - What Goes Around

With another leak right here, Finally Famous: The Album looks like it might start gaining some hype as the release date of June 21st comes closer.

May 19, 2011

Beyonce - Run The World (Girls) [Video]

Sene - Metropolispeaker [FreEP]

It's always great to hear some new music from Sene and when that music is FREE, you can't complain one bit. I saw Sene tweeting something last night about this project that seemingly came out of nowhere. Hit the jump for the tracklist and download.

Big Boi - The Crown Life [Video]

"In celebration of Crown Royal Black's partnership with Big Boi, cameras went behind the scenes to document Big Boi in compelling moments of his life and career that showcase his definition of "The Crown Life." The short film lets audiences into Big Boi's life as he performed during the 2011 Grammy Awards weekend; inside his studio, Stankonia, as he prepares for his latest projects; and an evening out on the town in his hometown of Atlanta with stops at his favorite spots to unwind."

The Black Sunn & 810 - Ghost Town [Video]

It's been too long since we've heard anything new from these two dope emcees.

Dom Kennedy - Designer Sh*t [Video]

May 18, 2011

Chiddy Bang - Peanut Butter & Swelly [Trailer]

A brand new mixtape from the group known as Chiddy Bang is dropping May 27th via illroots.

Below The Heavens Presents: Heatwave [Mixtape]

With the summer upon us very shortly, it was time for us here at Below The Heavens to do what we do best and put together a playlist for everyone out there to rock out to during those hot summer days. This compilation consists of blends, mixes, mash-ups, remixes, covers, and remakes, as well as some original music that has been released in the past year or so. So download this mixtape, upload to your iTunes, and enjoy this music wherever you take it. Whether it be the beach, your backyard, or at a party, this mix is sure to make heads nod everywhere so be sure to share it with your friends. Hit the jump for the tracklist and download link.

May 17, 2011

Blu - j e s u s ▲

A very unexpected, new project from the man Blu put together in very Blu-like fashion. The tracks all seem like rough copies, but with production from Blu himself (as GODlee Barnes), as well as 9th Wonder, Alchemist, Madlib, Hezekiah, Knxwledge, and Nathan, it's worth a listen at least.

Shouts to: P&P

Parable - That Feelin' [Video]

Ohhh, damn I'm definitely feeling this track. Brings back the memories of the old school.

Maffew Ragazino - Black Sheep

The more music I hear from Maffew Ragazino the more he grows on me. Keep them coming!

May 16, 2011

Jadakiss - Lay Em Down ft. Styles P & Chynk Show

Jada's I Love You mixtape will be available on May 24th.

Shouts to: BoBO

Pusha T - Blow [Video]

Shout outs to the crew at illroots for the dope visuals from Pusha's Fear Of God.

eLZhi & Will Sessions - ELmatic BTS [Video]

A behind the scenes look on the making of eLZhi's dope remake of the '94 classic.

Consequence - Public Eye

Cons' takes on Brand Nubian's "All For One" for another release from Movies On Demand 3.

Pharrell's Floating Studio

Click the picture to check out some more shots of the Yacht turned studio.

Kendrick Lamar Does Wiz Khalifa Impression [Video]

Eminem & Royce Da 5'9" - Hell: The Sequel [Artwork]

The album's expected release date is June 14th.

Fly.Union - Hard Sell [Video]

The west coast trio releases a set of visuals for a track off their latest project, TGTC: The Greater Than Club.

May 15, 2011

Frank Ocean - Novacane [Live]

With Odd Future performing at the Highline Ballroom in NYC on Friday the 13th (why didn't I know about this?), Frank Ocean hit the stage to perform "Novacane". Apparently this song has been burning up the radio on Hot97. Unfortunately, I don't listen to the radio enough to realize that but it's still awesome to hear.

Kanye West - Gold Digger ft. Jamie Foxx [Live]

The Kid Daytona - Padma (So Buttery) [Video]

It's great to see that The Kid Daytona is still dropping visuals from The Interlude.

Blaque Keyz - Is It Worth It?

I'm sure many of you don't know who Blaque Keyz is after I posted his latest video just a few weeks ago. Well, he let go of another dope song so I thought it would be a great idea give everyone a chance to catch up on some of his older work as well. Click the picture to download his iHate Blaque Keyz Vol. 2 mixtape.

May 14, 2011

Prodigy Unreleased Tracks

P Against The World

600 Benz

Life Is Real Easy

Killa Kyleon - Soldier [Video]

Lean music...

Boldy James - Concrete Connie [Video]

Alright, so he's 2/2 from what I've heard so far, so I'm sold. Trapper's Alley: Pros & Cons drops next week.

Blu - Doin Something ft. Pac Div, U-N-I, J*DaVeY, TiRon, & Ayomari

Some of the youngest and best artists coming up from the West Coast link up for a new track off Blu's upcoming NoYork album.

Yelawolf - Kill My Nightmare

A Friday the 13th special from Yela. Anybody else hearing a bit of Eminem on this one?

Childish Gambino - Break (All Of The Lights) [Live]

On his IAMDONALD Tour, Childish Gambino performs a track that I've been giving a ton of plays since it dropped.

May 13, 2011

Lil Wayne - John ft. Rick Ross [Video]

Official version...

Curren$y - #JetsGo [Video]

Visuals for the first single off Weekend At Burnie's (which is a sick album name btw).

Styles P - Want You To Know

We're due for a new project from SP The Ghost.

Kidz In The Hall - Semester Abroad [Mixtape]


DJ Khaled - I'm On One ft. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne

For some reason Blogger has been down since last night so I haven't been able to update as per usual (and somehow I lost posts?). So, it's time to do some catching up starting with a track that I can actually see myself vibe out to from DJ Khaled's upcoming album We The Best Forever. Drake kills this!

May 12, 2011

Rick Ross - Maybach Music III

Another week, another video with Rick Ross. This time he's going back to his Teflon Don album, but the video only features Ross' verse.

May 11, 2011

Focus... - Music Of The Misinterpreted [Album]

You can't say no to some more free music, especially when it's coming from Focus... and features so many dope features like Phonte, Nottz, Sha Stimuli, and Rapper Big Pooh. Hit the jump for album stream and download.

Shouts to: 2DB

David Dallas - The Rose Tint [Mixtape]

The day has finally come. Duck Down Records' New Zealand artist has released his newest project for free. Just click the picture to download.

May 10, 2011

ScienZe - Simply Aesthetic [FreEp]

Tracklist and download link down bottom.

Jon Connor - U Aint Gettin Nothin ft. XV (prod. Sean C & LV)

Jon Connor should not be slept on. The hip hop world needs Jon Connor as Vinnie Chase: Season 2. This time he links up XV, who always comes dope as well.

Skyzoo - The Definitive Prayer [Video]

Directed by Kenneth Price

The newest entry for #DebateTeamTuesdays leading up to The Great Debater dropping June 7th.

BrandUn DeShay - To The Sun [Video]

I can do without his vocals, but the ex-Odd Future member is a beast on production.

Tech N9ne Freestyle on Toca Tuesdays [Video]

Pusha T - Open Your Eyes [Video]

The newest visuals from Fear Of God are for Pusha's Nottz-produced track. Love that Queen sample.

Guilty Simpson & Black Milk Discuss Random Axe Album and Favorite Songs

Random Axe drops June 14th.

B.o.B - It's A Party ft. Yelawolf (prod. Jim Jonsin)

I'm a huge fan of B.o.B. I'm also a fan of Yela. So, why does this song suck?

Elzhi - Elmatic [Mixtape]

Elzhi's much anticipated homage to the great Nas is finally available for download. Hit the jump for the tracklist and download. Now the question is, how does Fashawn's Ode To Illmatic compare to Elmatic?

Brown Bag AllStars - See Again (prod. Marink)

Brown Bag Season Vol. 1 dropping May 17th.

Shouts to: 2DB

May 9, 2011

Adele, Amy Winehouse, & Aloe Blacc Form Supergroup: Truth & Soul

For anybody that was watching Game 4 of the Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat game tonight, you may have seen the commercial for Rockstar Games' upcoming release L.A. Noire. Rockstar is going all out for this game, releasing two soundtracks along with it. The first soundtrack will consist of jazz music sounding like that of the 1940s, while the other will be a short 6-track EP consisting of modern artists creating their own sound to jazz golden era tracks. One song from the latter soundtrack, a remake of Louis Jordan's "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens", will be produced by hip-hop's legendary producer DJ Premier (which can be streamed under the cut). Another track will be a remake of Gene Krupa's "Sing Sing Sing" and will be redone by a group by the name of Truth & Soul, who we just found out from Complex is made up of three amazing artists by the name of Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Aloe Blacc (ever hear of them? *jokes*). One can only hope that they enjoy working together, create a great product, and decide to continue their work together in the future.

Jim Jones - Believe Magic ft. Lloyd (prod. Girl Talk)

The latest episode of the series "Selector" is pretty special. In a deviated from the usual "Selector" formula (in which rappers choose from two beats produced by indie artists for a freestyle backing track), we brought Dipset MC Jim Jones and mashup maestro Girl Talk together in Jones' Nomad District studio. Together, they created a new track: "Believe in Magic", produced by Girl Talk using a sample of 1970s soul group Honey Cone's "Want Ads" and freestyled by Jones. Jones liked the results much that he brought in R&B crooner Lloyd to contribute a hook and plans to release it as a single in the near future.
This is a pretty dope idea brought together by, and Girl Talk did a crazy job with the beat, but I don't feel like Jim Jones is the right person for this song.

Nero - Skew It On The Bar-B Freestyle

It's great to see that the kid Nero is finally back.

Shouts to: 2DB

DJ Drama - Words Of Wisdom ft. Lil Wayne, Mack Maine, & Kevin Cossom

This could be a track from Drama's Gangsta Grillz 3: The Album. Kevin Cossom seems to be getting a lot of features in recent hip hop songs, which is understandable because he has come with some nice hooks, but this was nothing special and Mack Maine bothers me every time I hear him for some reason. So, I basically listened to the Wayne verse (which also wasn't too impressive in my opinion) and was off that.

Shouts to: NR

Travis Barker - Misfits ft. Steve Aoki [Video]

Joe Budden - Mood Muzik 4.5 [Trailer]

Dropping May 25th.

Lady Gaga - The Edge of Glory

You definitely can't hate on this chick. She knows what she's doing. *cue radio to begin overplaying song*