9.30.2011

Sir Michael Rocks - Premier Politics (Mixtape)

Without further adieu, we present to you the brand new mixtape from Sir Michael Rocks . A lot of really great songs on this project, Mikey is easily one of the best and most original rappers in the game right now and with Premier Politics, he has a point to prove. Production and features from Alchemist, Casey Veggies, Jeremih, Cardo, Boldy James, Shorty K, Chuck Inglish and more. This is just the beginning.  - Illroots


Download: Sir Michael Rocks - Premier Politics (Mixtape)

T.I. - I'm Flexin' (prod. Big K.R.I.T.)


After a few guest features here's the much anticipated official return of T.I. with a hook and beat from Big K.R.I.T. Tip vowed that he's going back to the Trap Muzik days musically and considering how bad No Mercy was we can only hope he stays true to his word.


Download: T.I. - I'm Flexin' (prod. Big K.R.I.T.)

2 Chainz - Spend It (Remix) f. T.I.


This is definitely a step up from the "Magic" remix Tip kills his verse but I'm still waiting on that K.R.I.T. collab.


Download: 2 Chainz - Spend It (Remix) f. T.I.

ForteBowie - We Are The People f. Empire Of The Sun

Fresh off from releasing his freestyle, "Cardo On The Beat" produced by Cardo, ForteBowie rallies all of his people together with "We Are The People" featuring Empire of The Sun produced by The Legion Music.

If you did not catch the announcement via Twitter, ForteBowie is going to drop two brand new projects on the same day in November.
Download: ForteBowie - We Are The People f. Empire Of The Sun

Dime Alert: Lala Strips Down Twice On Her New TV Show! (Video)



I saw the homie R Dot tweet about this earlier today and immediately searched the net to find what he was talking about and low and behold here we have it. In this clip from LaLa's new TV show she strips down to her underwear not once but twice and what you see is more than worthy of the coveted Winner's Circle 'Dime Alert' feature. I can't imagine Melo's too happy about this though.

Curren$y - Light Snacks


Spitta just let this tribute to women worthy of the JET Life loose on twitter and apparently Pilot Talk 3 is on the way. I really need to know where this guy gets his weed because I could only dream of being so productive while high all the time. Jets fool...


Download: Curren$y - Light Snacks

9.29.2011

Young Jeezy - F.A.M.E. f. T.I. (Fake Ass Muthafuckas Envy)


It ain’t over til Da Snowman says so. Here’s Jeezy’s new single featuring the newly-released T.I. and produced by the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League. TM103 new release date will be announced next Monday 10/3 right here at RapRadar.com. It’s the world. Our world!  -RapRadar

Download: Young Jeezy - F.A.M.E. f. T.I.

Slim Thug - #MoneyTeam f. MUG & Le$


The Boss Hogg Outlawz were not only entertained but actually found inspiration in Ray-J's now infamous radio interview in which he claims he's part of the "Money Team" (shown above). The result is this heater which samples some of Ray-J's finest lines and as expected each rapper goes in for the kill.


Download: Slim Thug - Money Team f. MUG & Le$

Gilbere Forte' - Black Soul f. Big K.R.I.T.


Still no word on Krit's collab with T.I. but in the meantime he links up with Philly's Gilbere Forte' for our listening pleasure. Gilbere's Some Dreams Never Sleep EP drops October 4th.


Download: Gilbere Forte' - Black Soul f. Big K.R.I.T.

N.O.R.E. - Scared Money f. Pusha T & Meek Mill


Noreaga recruits Pusha & Meek Mill (we've seen a lot of these two lately) for this banger off N.O.R.E.'s upcoming album S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G. which is on the way.


Download: N.O.R.E. - Scared Money f. Pusha T & Meek Mill

Juicy J - She Dancin x Who Da Neighbors (Remix) f. Snoop Dogg


Juicy has a new mixtape, Blue Dream & Lean, coming soon...We Trippy Mane!!


Download: Juicy J - She Dancin




Download: Juicy J - Who Da Neighbors (Remix) f. Snoop Dogg

9.28.2011

Jay Rock - M.O.N.E.Y. (Official Video)



One quarter of the Top Dawg ENT/Black Hippy collective goes into storytelling mode on this cut off his Strange Music debut Follow Me Home.

J. Cole - OnDaSpot Freestyle (Video)



While doing the promo run J. Cole gets put OnDaSpot by DJ Green Lantern and rocks over Kanye & Game's infamous "Crack Music" instrumental. Cole World: The Sideline Story is out now.

Random Axe - Chewbacca f. Roc Marciano (Official Video)



Watch Chewbacca wake up, smoke a blunt, read the morning paper and do yoga before heading to Rock The Bells San Francisco to do more hilarious shit and of course catch Random Axe's set.
Chewbacca is a die-hard Random Axe fan. Watch as Chewy gets ready to see the group perform at Rock The Bells San Fran & is bold enough to join them for a performance on stage after knocking out a security guard. The song features Roc Marciano.

iPhone Event October 4th [Official]

Apple just sent out a selective number of invites to an event that is going to be held at their actual campus [and not downtown San Fransico as usual] on October 4th. The invite states "Let's talk iPhone." and with a rumored release date for the next iPhone falling around mid October, it's looking like Apple and their new CEO Tim Cook are ready to unveil their next piece of 'Magicness'.

Leno's Pagani Huayra

As I alluded to before, Mr Jay Leno is a man with Swagger when it comes to his automobile collection. From exotics, to hot rods, to custom built and electric cars, Mr Leno has them all. These particular videos happen to feature one of my favorite lesser-known exotics called the "Pagani Huayra". Enjoy.

Future - Magic (Remix) f. T.I.


Despite reports that Tip's first post-prison song would be featuring and produced by Big K.R.I.T., Future swoops in out of nowhere and beats Krizzle to it. I think I'm gonna pretend it never happened though because I'm not really feeling this and I know the Krit/Tip song is gonna be jammin.


Download: Future - Magic (Remix) f. T.I.

Curren$y - "Ways To Kill Em" (Official Video)



Off his most recently released mixtape "Verde Terrace", Mr. Spit That Vicious has dropped a new visual compacted with the typical formula that the founding member of the J.E.T.S has become notorious for: fly apparel, vintage car porn, and yes, a ton of reefer smoke. So stick to the script and smoke one.

9.27.2011

Jackie Chain, Rittz, Jarren Benton & Young Scolla - Certified Shit (Official Video)



Despite their unique, unorthodox looks and antics Jackie Chain, Rittz & Jarren Benton are certified in this rap game and prove it with fiery verses on this posse cut which appeared on SMKA's The 808 Experiment: Vol 3.

Whiteout - Kaboom f. Tef Poe & SD TheDizzleMan


My STL connect Cory just hit me with Whiteout's new single which features our friend Tef Poe & a fellow by the name of SD TheDizzleMan and as expected it's a certified banger. The beat is bananas, the hook is catchy and each rapper kills it with quotables left and right. Look out for Whiteout's The Good and Poebama's War Machine 2 coming soon.


Download: Whiteout - Kaboom f. Tef Poe & SD TheDizzleMan

Charmingly Ghetto - Alone In The World f. Reks


"Previously heard spitting about The Plight of inner-city dwellers on a May EP leak, Charmingly Ghetto returns to our pages to share more of his dark lyrical reflections on mixtape inclusion Alone in the World. Making its world premiere right here in the Booth, this Introspective Minds-produced joint finds the headliner and guest emcee REKS spitting about the struggle to survive in a cold and unforgiving industry. For more, check out Ghetto’s Study Abroad mixtape when it hits the ‘net in early November."

Download: Charmingly Ghetto - Alone In The World f. Reks

Epic Meal Time Alert: Big Stupid S'More! (Video)



The boys are back and this time they're in the mood for dessert. Tetris!

J. Cole - Can't Get Enough (VEVO Go Show)



Since J. Cole recently messed up his knee playing basketball him and the people at VEVO decided that an impromptu, intimate performance would be a good idea and what better place for it to go down than Union Square, NYC. Enjoy this then buy the damn album already!

Tragedy Khadafi - ILL-Luminous Flow



Queensbridge & Juice Crew representative Tragedy just let loose the first video off his new album Thug Matrix 3 which is available now on iTunes.

Evidence - It Wasn't Me (Official Video)



This is as big a day for new albums as any I can remember as J. Cole, 9th Wonder, Phonte, & Evidence all have CD's hitting stores today. "It Wasn't Me" is not a cover of the Shaggy song and appears on Ev's Cats & Dogs which you can purchase now on iTunes.

Jus Nice - Take A Trip


South Carolina's Jus Nice is an up and comer that I'm really fuckin with right now his new project The Cool Table drops October 4th.

 

9.26.2011

Pusha T - Don't Fuck With Me


"Dreams Money Can Buy" is the only Drake leak I've liked so far largely because of the backdrop.  G.O.O.D. news for us Clipse heads as the younger brother Thornton just hi-jacked the beat and fires so many subliminals you'd think he was signed to Hov not Kanye (which Miss Info was kind enough to analyze for us). Pusha's Fear Of God II: Let Us Pray EP drops tomorrow.


Download: Pusha T - Don't Fuck With Me (Dreams Money Can Buy Freestyle)

ScHoolBoy Q - Druggys With Hoes Again f. Ab-Soul


ScHoolBoy & Ab-Soul link up to revitalize their banger which appeared on ScHoolBoy's opus Setbacks. I criticized the "Mr Nice Watch" beat for being too dubstep and in my opinion this one treads the line better in that aspect where the bass is heavy but it doesn't dominate the track. No download link for this one you might have to wait for ScHoolBoy's upcoming HABITS & Contradictions.

This Lil Wayne Influenced 'X Factor' Audition Will Blow Your Mind (Video)



Since it's been a slow day in new music I figured I'd share some of the other absurd shit I've come across today online. I guess Simon Cowell has a new show which seems exactly like 'American Idol' except with smoking hot Nicole Sherzinger (good call) and that they will apparently let anyone audition, in front of a massive crown nonetheless. Enter Dylan Lawson, one of the dumbest if not an actually retarded person from Kentucky who believes he's the next big thing in music and just needs a chance to show the world. Well Dylan had his chance but what he chose to do with it will leave you in awe and also gasping for air you'll be laughing to hard.

The Greatest Note From A Neighbor You'll See All Day

Freddie Gibbs - Anything To Survive f. Freeway (Official Video)



Gangsta Gibbs links up with Philly Freezer for this Beatnick & K-Salaam produced cut off Freddie's upcoming project Cold Day In Hell.

Watch A Fan Hand J. Cole A Physical Copy Of His Own Album (Video)



As J. Cole looked out at the packed crowd in Arizona and talked about his excitement about his long-overdue debut album finally happening, he probably figured at least half of those people in front of him downloaded his album when it leaked online. What he did not expect however, was for a fan (at the 1:16 mark) to hand him a PHYSICAL copy of his album which isn't even out yet and nearly leaves Jermaine speechless. For the rest of us Cole World: The Sideline Story drops this Tuesday.

A Few Tracks From SkyWalker


The homie $tubbs sent me some music last week from up and coming artist SkyWalker and after listening decided it was indeed worthy of sharing with the Winner's Circle. Some of it's rap, some is more on the R&B tip but regardless it's clear this dude knows what he's doing and I look forward to hearing more from him in the future. I posted a couple of the tracks I like most but you can get the rest of his music here and here.





9.25.2011

J. Cole - Daddy's Little Girl (Official Video)



Here's the visuals for one of the bonus cuts on J. Cole's upcoming debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story out this Tuesday. This is the first non-celebratory song about strippers we've seen in awhile as Jermaine looks at the phenomena from a different perspective.

Good Reads 9.25.11



A Defense Of Childish Gambino  [Passion of the Weiss]

The 4th Annual Softest N*ggas In The Game  [Big Ghost Chronicles]

Mixtape Massacre: 5 Mixtapes Pwning The Albums They Were Promoting  [TRU]

Top 10 World's Most Dangerous Sports You've Probably Never Heard Of  [Sub5zero]

How Allen Iverson & Kevin Garnett Revolutionized The League  [Bleacher Report]

7 Terrible Sports Achievements (That Will Never Be Equaled)  [Cracked]

The 6 Most Insane True Tales Of Survival  [Cracked]

Armani White - Happy Birthday (Official Video)



"Birthday Came To Fast..Rushed Video, So The Cuts Weren't Perfect, But I Figured I'd Give A Premiere Visual Like I Always Do. This Video Was Just Pure Boredom, Done In Two Days. Making A Song A Bout My Birthday Was Something I Wanted To Do Sine 10. Now I Can Finally Do It, I Figured Why Not Make A Song About How I Hate This Shit lol.. Enjoy (IM SEVENTEEN... i HATE ODD NUMBERS)"  - Armani White

9.24.2011

Vado - Gun Fire (prod. Butter Beats)


I hope everyone's gotten their vaccinations by now because Slime Flu 2 is on the way. Sliiiiiime!


Download: Vado - Gun Fire (prod. Butter Beats)

Boldy James - Ground Beneath My Feet (Official Video)



Boldy James walks you through an area of his native Detroit for the latest, crisply shot visuals by Ken Koller. Off Boldy's latest project Trapper's Alley which I still listen to regularly.

Roc Marciano - My Persona


This shit is crazy! I'm still convinced the reason Roc was so low-key until Marcberg is because he froze himself like Austin Powers for ten years which is why his music sounds directly descendent of the golden age. Props to the always hilarious DP.

Just when you thought it was safe to put your headphones on Roc Marciano releases a lava rock for the internets.
Roc Marciano’s ‘Reloaded’ will shut down the 2011 4th quarter like Jordan used to shit on the Cavaliers


Download: Roc Marciano - My Persona

Mac Miller - Smile Back



While he probably won't "change the world with just a single track", Pittsburgh's Mac Miller is making music that appeals to his rapidly growing fan base (he's almost at a million followers on twitter) and most importantly still hasn't signed to a major which I commend him for. My one problem with this guy is I think a lot of times he takes the easy way out in his bars by using words that work only because they rhyme instead of really putting it over the top by adding some depth. He's proved he can spit and he definitely knows how to craft a catchy hook but he's gonna need to pack a little more punch than this if he wants to satisfy the hip hop heads he so badly wants to accept him. The real star here is Big Jerm and ID Labs who have played a major hand in their friend's success by continuing to provide him with top-notch beats. Mac's debut album Blue Slide Park drops November 8th.

Royce Da 5'9" - Random Bars (prod. araabMUZIK)


This is one of the best Nickel Nine songs I've heard in awhile and you know it's fresh off the press cuz he mentions Steve-O breaking his nose by running and diving straight at Mike Tyson's fist, which was just one of the many highlights of Comedy Central's 'Roast of Charlie Sheen'.


Download: Royce Da 5'9" - Random Bars

9.23.2011

Scotty - Sept. 23rd (Official Video)



ATL's Scotty just dropped the music video for the outro of his breakout mixtape, Summer Dreams, which was produced entirely by DJ Burn One. It's true summer may be over but there's time in every season for some good ol' fashioned country rap.

Kendrick Lamar Freestyles on Sway in the Morning (Video)



Another awe-inspiring radio show freestyle from K. Dot who seems to be getting better and better with each verse. The sky's the limit for this dude I'm still bumping Section.80 damn near every day.

Flud Watches - Beats Per Minute w/ AraabMuzik (Video)



Here's the final installment of Flud Watches' Beats Per Minute series with famed Dipset producer araabMuzik. In the video araab talks about his first experiences with the MPC, how long it took to master it, how shocked people are at his live performances (which I need to see) & what projects he's currently working on. Of course we get to see his out-of-this-world skills on the MPC too.

9.22.2011

Hell Rell - Blow Party

Meek Mill and Young Chris may enjoy attending the occasional "House Party", but Ruga Rell only hits the scene if it's a certified, Mexican sponsored "Blow Party". This is the second quickstrike Rell's released in the past few weeks hopefully he's got a new mixtape in the works.


Download: Hell Rell - Blow Party

Hollywood Floss - One Fan At A Time (Mixtape)


You've heard the leaks, read the interview, now H-Town's Hollywood FLOSS presents his highly anticipated new project One Fan At A Time. I'm listening to it as we speak and had unfairly high expectations going in but to my enjoyment its actually exceeded them with solid production, vivid lyricism & features from the likes of Naledge, Laws & Jackie Chain. Enjoy!




Download: Hollywood FLOSS - One Fan At A Time (Mixtape)

Nas - Your Mouth Got You In It (Unreleased)


Here's some previously unreleased Nasir to add to your archive. Props to LowKey.


Download: Nas - Your Mouth Got You In It

Big K.R.I.T. - Money On The Floor f. 8Ball, MJG & 2 Chainz


Old south, meet new south. The homie Al Lindstrom just dropped this track which features veteran Memphis gatekeepers 8Ball & MJG as well as the artist formely known as Tity Boi, ATL's 2 Chainz. I have no doubts this heater will be the newest southern anthem and may or may not appear on Krizzle's debut Live From The Underground dropping early 2012.


Download: Big K.R.I.T. - Money On The Floor f. 8Ball, MJG & 2 Chainz

9.21.2011

Jon Connor - Don't Fall In Love With A Bitch (Remix) f. Pill


If you haven't copped Jon Connor's latest album Salvation then your sorely missing out because it's phenomenal. Now one of the standout tracks from the CD gets the remix treatment as he heads down south and enlists MMG's Pill. Connor's Vinnie Chase Season 2 coming soon.


Download: Jon Connor - Don't Fall In Love With A Bitch (Remix) f. Pill

Ray Jr - Sloppy (Remix) f. Machine Gun Kelly & Krayzie Bone


Something must be in the water in Cleveland and Pittsburgh because these two towns continue pumping out rappers at an alarming rate. Here we meet Cleveland's Ray Jr whose regional smash "Sloppy" just got a lot more exposure and could potentially be the next club anthem because seriously who can't relate to this chorus. It also helps that the beat is a monster and MGK & Krayzie Bone both kill their verses.


Download: Ray Jr - Sloppy (Remix) f. Machine Gun Kelly & Krayzie Bone

B.o.B. - Welcome To The Jungle Freestyle


Bobby Ray makes Hov & Yeezy's instrumental his own and even takes a shot or two at the throne in the process. It's good to hear Bob rapping again cuz his debut album made Thank Me Later seem hard.


Download: B.o.B. - Welcome To The Jungle Freestyle

Kidz In The Hall - Playgroud f. BJ The Chicago Kid (Official Video)



The Ivy League rapper/producer duo known as Kidz In The Hall have a new album, Occasion, dropping in November and in anticipation have decided to release three volumes of "Pregame" packs consisting of previously unheard music and unseen videos. This week we get the visuals above and Pregame: A Prelude To Occasion, Vol 1 which you can download here courtesy of NahRight.

9.20.2011

Domo Genesis - Under The Influence (Mixtape)


Odd Future's resident smoker Domo Genesis (whose previous long-player Rolling Papers is much better than Wiz's) just dropped his new mixtape which features him rhyming over his favorite industry beats plus some original production from the likes of Tha Bizness, Cardo, Hannibal King and more. Now it's time to burn one, watch Workaholics then give this a proper listen front to back.


Download: Domo Genesis - Under The Influence (Mixtape)

Sir Michael Rocks - I Can't Go


Good news, Mikey Rocks of The Cool Kids has a brand new solo tape titled Premier Politics which is set to drop next Friday. This smooth, Tye Hill produced cut will appear on said project.


Download: Sir Michael Rocks - I Can't Go

El Prez - LeaderSh!t Sessions Webisode #1 (Video)



El Prez presents the first installment of his new series LEADERSH!T Sessions and which shows him in the studio cooking up some marvelous the verses we get to hear are crazy. It's also Prez's born day so make sure to wish him a happy bday on twitter.
Follow the Makings of a LEADER, Inglewood city's own EL PREZ as he goes through the process of creating what is turning out to be one of his best bodies of work ... #LEADERSH!T. 

Snowman Gets KO'd On The Jersey Shore Boardwalk (Video)



By now 99% of the world knows that a different breed of people exist at the Jersey Shore and are actually considered their own unique species completely separate from the rest of us humans. This epic, soon to be viral video provides further evidence supporting this claim.

Styles P - Cosmic Kev Freestyle (Video + Audio)



While in Philly The Ghost stops by the gatekeeper DJ Cosmic Kev's 'The Come Up Show' and spits some bars to get us ready for his new album Master Of Ceremonies out October 4th. 

Download: Styles P - Cosmic Kev Freestyle

Bonus: J. Cole - Cosmic Kev Freestyle

Yelawolf - Hard White (Up In The Club) f. Lil Jon (Official Video)



I've been a huge Yelawolf fan since January 1st 2010 when his breakout opus Trunk Muzik first dropped and to say us fans have been patiently waiting for his debut would be an understatement. After numerous delays the album, Radioactive, will finally be out October 25th and the release of this video should only increase the anticipation. This is one of the wildest but best videos I've seen in a long time and takes the song to a whole nother level as we witness the likes of Yela, Jackie Chain, Rittz, Lil Jon and an army of weed carriers & whores rage in the club something fierce. Highlights include the ass slapping at the very end, two girls jello wrestling & of course the girl getting blindsided with a cake to the face like she just pitched a no-hitter.

Phonte - The Life Of Kings f. Evidence & Big K.R.I.T.


Phonte enlists the much too slept on Evidence and everyone's favorite rapper from Mississippi Young Krizzle for possibly my favorite leak yet off Te's Charity Starts At Home out September 27th. Spotted at 2DBZ.


Download: Phonte - The Life Of Kings f. Evidence & Big K.R.I.T.

ForteBowie - Me 2 (Official Video)



ForteBowie gets his Lil B on as this video was directed, produced & edited by the man himself. This heaters off Bowie's latest offering Something About #Bowie and in case you didn't know dude plans on dropping not one but two new projects on the same day in November.

9.19.2011

Casey Veggies - Ridin' Roun Town (Remix) f. C-San, Dom Kennedy & Kendrick Lamar


We're going from one West Coast banger after another tonight as Young Veggies just generously released the most anticipated track from tomorrows retail re-release of his breakout mixtape Sleeping In Class...Swag. Once again props to OnSmash.


Download: Casey Veggies - Ridin' Roun Town (Remix) f. C-San, Dom Kennedy & Kendrick Lamar)

Problem - T.O. f. Skeme (prod. DJ Mustard)


Here's a burner from West Coast MC's Problem & Skeme which is sure to be blaring out of speakers from Compton to Inglewood in the near future. This one's off Problem's upcoming mixtape and I gotta give major props to DJ Mustard for both his name and this gargantuan beat. Spotted at OnSmash.


Download: Problem - T.O. f. Skeme (prod. DJ Mustard)

Childish Gambino - Bonfire


If you're a much appreciated regular here in the Winner's Circle then you know Donald Glover Childish Gambino's EP was and still is one of our favorite projects of 2k11. While there's no dl link the Gambino just released the first single off his upcoming album Camp which drops November 15th. This song is a certified banger with more of the incredibly clever wordplay and switched up tempos and flows that we've come to know from dude but now he sounds more confident and inspired than ever.

Neako - LVLYSL (Official Video)



Here's the visuals for Neako's single off his upcoming The Number 23 which is set to drop September 26th. Neako says of this video that it's, "Just one of the many scenes of my life".

K. Sparks - Diagnosis: Success (Free Album)


After several dope leaks Queens, NY's own K. Sparks presents his highly anticipated street album Diagnosis: Success. If you've been sleeping on this guy then it's time to wake up because he's nice with it...
K. Sparks & DJ Booth present his newest album project Diagnosis: Success. The Queens New York Recording Artist chose the album title Diagnosis: Success as a statement for anyone that is on a journey to achieve their goals. “Everyone wants to be successful in life. I wanted to create an album that conveys that message while speaking on various experiences that I've encountered on my road to success.” Diagnosis Success is an eclectic blend of music that features guest contributions from Rapsody, Laws, ADD-2, Angelous, Jarren Benton, Charmingly Ghetto, JAYVINE, Tina Quallo, Laetitia Dana, and Lorria Michelle. Production credits include Kurser, Moe Productions, Marvel, Navi D., Slick-Beatz, and JC_BeaTzZ. Diagnosis Success stretches the boundaries of conventional Hip Hop.


Download: K. Sparks - Diagnosis: Success (Album)

Ray J Confirms Altercation with Fabolous on The Breakfast Club



     If you have ten minutes to waste today, I highly suggest you do it listening to Ray J act way harder than anyone believes he is and claim he has more money than anyone believes he has. This is goonery at its finest as Ray uses an abundance of n-words, namedrops so much Jayceon is angry & basically puts a bounty on Fab's head (I'm sure Loso's shaking in his boots lol). The fact that Ray is this hostile and defensive makes me believe the original report that after throwing one punch he got his ass whooped by Fab.
     Ray also claims that he's with the "Money Gang" which means he's with the infamous Floyd Money Mayweather, who if you took a poll this weekend may have actually ousted the likes of Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerburg, that Miami booster & the entire cast of Jersey Shore as the biggest douchebag in America. Sure the hits were "legal" and he definitely got the shit head-butted out of him, but in my opinion it's rising above that and letting the scoreboard speak for itself is what puts you in the legend category. Now there are other major questions surrounding what went down like why was there a 66 year old ref for a fight of this magnitude and what the hell was he doing at the end, why was Ortiz trying to hug and kiss Mayweather to apologize like a fxcking game of mahjong between my mom and her friends, and was Larry Merchant's "If I was 50 years younger I'd kick you ass" line the greatest in sports history? But back to Floyd he ko'd a dude that was completely and utterly defenseless, he hit Ortiz not once but twice directly to the face when he was not ready for it whatsoever. That's literally two sucker punches which in any fight whether it be in a ring or in a mall food court is a bitch move. Floyd won that fight technically but to be proud of the way that ended is pretty damn sad and speaks for why professional boxing is such a mess right now. Mayweather said he would rematch Ortiz if he wants one and I bet he would actually do that before fighting Pacquiao. Floyd knows he's getting paid out the ass no matter who he fights so why take a chance at tarnishing his undefeated record. But it's for the that very reason that Floyd will never in my book be put in that elite category of boxers regardless of the wins and accolades until he steps in the ring with the Pacman.

Vado - Presidential


Violence and drugs only. Slime Flu 2 is on the way!


Download: Vado - Presidential

Naledge - Nah N*gga


Naledge was at SoundScape earlier this week, and recorded this track for me to post up.  It's called "Nah N***a", and carries production from Nez & Rio.  Naledge is not playing over the duo's slow and dark instrumental as he weaves through the beat dropping gems along way including nods to Chicago's Timbuck2 and Jerry Azumah. There is more to come from Naledge, as Kidz In The Hall are expected to release a new track tomorrow, which will lead up to the November 22nd release of their next project, Occasion.  The album will be released via Naledge's own Brainiac Society in connection with Duck Down and E1.  - RubyHornet

Download: Naledge - Nah N*gga

Moufy - Whispers Of A Cloud (Official Video)



After enjoying massive success with his last video "Boston Lights", Moufy's back with a new set of visuals. This song is a lot more laid back than the last one but it's dope nonetheless. You can download Moufy's newest project Boston Lights for free here.

9.17.2011

Like (of Pac Div) - Funky Drummer Reprise


Pac Div's Like let this solo track loose on twitter earlier which sees him spazz out over James Brown's classic for three minutes and it only took him one take. Fortunately for us Pac Div heads the trinity will be releasing, The Div, a brand new EP on November 1st.


Download: Like (of Pac Div) - Funky Drummer Reprise

N.O.R.E. - Finito f. Lil Wayne & Pharrell (Official Video)



Noreaga's new album S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G. is on the way. WorldStar!

Z-Ro - Ro And Bun f. Bun B


Z-Ro is one of those rappers that I never got into even though I know I should have. If you've never heard his music before this is a perfect introduction alongside the Trill O.G. plus one of the most absurd cover artworks you'll ever see. This one's off Ro's upcoming album exquisitely titled, Meth, which drops September 20th.


Download: Z-Ro - Ro And Bun f. Bun B

9.16.2011

Le$ - Beautiful


Now that the Boss Hogg Outlawz album is out Le$ is back on the solo grind and will release a catch-up project before his much anticipated Settle 4 Le$ 2 drops. Just like most of his music this song has Texas written all over it and will also be perfect for your next smoke ride.


Download: Le$ - Beautiful

Vado - Always On (Official Video)



The trailer for this dropped awhile back now we get the full version of Vado's collab with Team Nike directed by Wolf Creations. Slime Flu 2 coming soon.

B.o.B - Epic f. Playboy Tre & Meek Mill


Cot Damn! All three of these guys blacked out on this futuristic backdrop, particularly the lesser known Playboy Tre who happens to be one of my favorite rappers. The song title is fitting because this is "Epic".


Download: B.o.B - Epic f. Playboy Tre & Meek Mill

Frank Ocean - Swim Good (Official Video)



This is one of my favorite and most played songs of the year period and also effectively convinced me that Frank Ocean is the truth. Like anything Frank or Odd Future related in general this video is weird and ridiculous but I wouldn't have it any other way.

9.15.2011

XV - Hoop Dreams


Not gonna lie until probably 5th or 6th grade if you asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I'd say playing in the NBA and bet I believed it. I was one of the better players in my area growing up and watched And-1 Mixtapes and read SLAM Magazine religiously. However, like the majority of us with hoop dreams it just didn't work out which gave Vizzy the inspiration for this anthem. XV's been steady dropping music lately, building momentum towards the impending release of his Warner Bros debut.


Download: XV - Hoop Dreams

Push! Montana - Certified! f. Young Chris


When PUSH! Comes To Shove! v2 coming soon and in case you didn't know PUSH! got next.


Download: PUSH! Montana - Certified! f. Young Chris

45 Minutes Of Gears 3 Campaign

In what Joystiq is calling "one of the most exciting, consistent campaign experiences on the Xbox 360, or any other system for that matter." [you can read their full review here] accompanied with the rarely seen rating of 5/5 stars, it seems like Epic Games has proved that there is truth to the old saying: "third times a charm". After playing the multiplayer beta myself earlier this year and now watching this campaign video courtesy of the folks at IGN, I must say that it looks like the title for Game Of The Year [G.O.T.Y] will be secured this Tuesday when Gears of War 3 for the Xbox 360 drops worldwide. And now, without further ado, kick back, crack open a cold one and have at least two rolled as you get an in-depth glimpse of what you can expect come September 20th. Enjoy.

Jus Nice - Free f. Young Scolla


Whenever I see an email in the inbox from the rising conglomerate commonly known as SMKA I know I'm in for something dope and this is no exception. "Free" is something of a formal introduction to South Carolina's Jus Nice who's unique flow goes along perfectly with this oh-so soulful backdrop as he talks life, family, women, freshness, and mostly his grand aspirations which after listening to this actually seem very attainable...
Jus Nice is an MC on the rise, who has been building a buzz, and brand, with his #Fressh movement.  He has been performing throughout the summer at sold out shows accross the southeast.  Jus Nice's upcoming project entitled, "The Cool Table," features: Jacole, Aleon Craft, Young Scolla, Kyle Lucas, Skewby & more.  Production for project comes courtesy of Canadian production duo Twigg and Stone, 808 Blake of SMKA, MarcReal, Tone P & J.Rexx.

Download: Jus Nice - Free f. Young Scolla

J. Cole - Can't Get Enough f. Trey Songz (Official Video)



Here's the visuals for Cole's Mr Steal Your Girl assisted single which they shot in Barbados with a cameo from Rihanna and lots of other eye candy. Cole World: The Sideline Story drops September 27th.

9.14.2011

Neako - LVLYSL


Here's the self-produced, first official single off Neako's upcoming project, The Number 23, which comes personally recommended for your next smoke sesh.


Download: Neako - LVLYSL (prod. Neako)

J. Cole - Mr. Nice Watch f. Jay-Z


Looks like Cole got that verse from Hov after all. This is easily the most anticipated song off Jermaine's debut album but I seriously doubt it will be the best. I'm not really feeling this borderline dubstep beat what about everyone else? Cole World: The Sideline Story drops September 27th.


Download: J. Cole - Mr. Nice Watch f. Jay-Z