10.31.2011

A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP (Mixtape)


Whether it's deserved or not (see the three tapes posted below) this will be the most talked about of all the anticipated new projects to drop today. A$AP Rocky is the newest product of the modern day hype machine and after signing a deal worth a rumored $3 Million it seems people have placed the future of New York hip hop in this young Harlemite's hands. So without further ado it's time to roll your weed, pour your lean and learn to LiveLoveA$AP. 


Download: A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP (Mixtape)  [Alt Link]

L.E.P. Bogus Boys - Now Or Neva (Mixtape)


After Cold Day In Hell, this new project from Chicago's L.E.P. Bogus Boys was my second most anticipated tape to drop today. These guys are like a Midwestern hybrid of Mobb Deep and the Clipse and if that comparison doesn't convince you to listen then I don't know what will. After the jump check out the duo's new music video for "25th Hour".


Download: L.E.P. Bogus Boys - Now Or Neva (Mixtape)


Young Chris - The Revival (Mixtape)


As I eluded to earlier the new mixtapes are starting to pour in and here we have the newest offering from Philly's own Young Chris and entirely produced by Cardiak. With features from Meek Mill, Vado, Lloyd Banks and most of State Property you know this tape is gonna be quality.


Download: Young Chris - The Revival (Mixtape)

Freddie Gibbs - Cold Day In Hell (Mixtape)


Of all the mixtapes being released today (there's at least 10), Gangsta Gibbs' CTE debut project Cold Day In Hell is definitely the one I was most looking forward to. Freddie has literally never wasted a verse in his career and now this a strong cast of producers and featured rappers this tape is set to be a monster (no Halloween pun intended). 

Download: Freddie Gibbs - Cold Day In Hell (Mixtape)

Sir Michael Rocks - Wassup (Official Video)



The newest member of Curren$y's Jet Life imprint unleashes the newest visuals from his recent project Premier Politics.

Self Scientific - State Of Man


This new cut from Self Scientific, the duo consisting of producer DJ Khalil and emcee Chace Infinite, is one of those tracks that you think about for long after you stop listening. This comes with a message and a strong one at that as they speak on the current state of the country, the people & the future. Self Scientific's new album Fear & Propaganda is set to drop sometime in January.


Download: Self Scientific - State Of Man

10.29.2011

Common - Blue Sky (Official Video)



In this fucked up world it's good to finally have some Common Sense back.
The official video for Common 's explosive new single, "Blue Sky" (prod. by No ID) off his upcoming album "The Dreamer / The Believer"!

Slim Thug - Halloween Night f. Le$


Two Boss Hogg Outlawz present their take on a Halloween anthem and one thing's for sure it's scary how dope this song is (that was a really corny joke but I worked 12 hrs today so bear with me here). Le$, who seems like a regular in the Winner's Circle at this point, has two projects on the way The Collection and Settle 4 Le$ 2.


Download: Slim Thug - Halloween Night f. Le$

10.28.2011

Pusha T - I'm A Boss x Tony Montana Freestyles [No Tags]


Both of these dropped a few weeks back but were so tagged up I didn't even bother posting them on the site. Finally the tracks have been liberated for our listening pleasure and don't forget Pusha's Fear Of God II: Let Us Pray drops November 8th.


Download: Pusha T - I'm A Boss Freestyle




Download: Pusha T - Tony Montana Freestyle

Immortal Technique - The Martyr (Album)


Immortal Technique is back with his newest full length project The Martyr which he's decided to release to the masses for free. He's also about to embark on a tour along with Killer Mike & Chino XL in support of the project check out the dates here.

1. Burn This
2. The Martyr (Prod. Southpaw)
3. Angels & Demons f. dead prez (Prod DJ GreenLantern)
4. Rich Man’s World (1%) (Prod. Shuko)
5. Toast to the Dead (Prod. J.Dilla)
6. Eyes in the Sky f. Mojo of Dujeous (Prod. Southpaw)
7. Goonies f. Diabolic, Swave Sevah & Gomez (Prod. Southpaw)
8. Natural Beauty f. Mela Machinko (Prod. Slimfass)
9. Running Nowhere (Interlude) (Prod. Southpaw)
11. Mark of The Beast f. Akir & Beast 1333 (Prod. The Molemen)
12. Black Vikings f. StylesP, Vinnie Paz & Poison Pen (Prod. Southpaw)
13. Conquerors (with Dr. John Henrik Clarke) (Prod. Engineer)
14. Young Lords f. Joell Ortiz, Pumpkinhead, CF & Panama Alba (Prod. Southpaw)
15. Ultimas Palabras (Prod. Immortal Technique and Southpaw)
16. Sign of the Times f. Cetan Wanbli, Lockjaw Nakai & Cornel West (Prod. Southpaw)


Download: Immortal Technique - The Martyr (Album)

ScHoolBoy Q - Oxy Music


Black Hippy & TDE's ScHoolBoy Q keeps hitting us with these jams yet still no release date for HABITS & Contradictions hopefully it drops soon.

10.27.2011

PUSH! Montana - When PUSH! Comes To Shove 2 (Mixtape)


The time has finally come Winner's Circle. In a long lineage of dominant Brooklyn rappers PUSH! Montana is next up with his new mixtape When Push! Comes To Shove 2 which gets the almighty DJ Drama co-sign. To say I'm excited to be supporting this project would be an understatement and once you give this a listen you'll understand why. With features and production from Statik Selektah, The Alchemist, Young Chris, Freddie Gibbs, Killa Kyleon, Nipsey Hussle, Smoke DZA and more this tape is not to be slept on.


Download: PUSH! Montana - When PUSH! Comes To Shove 2 (Mixtape)

DJ Premier - Regeneration f. Nas & The Berklee Symphony Orchestra


Nas & Primo's long overdue reunion finally takes place with the help of the Berklee Symphony Orchestra for the upcoming documentary RE:GENERATION.
DJ Premier was given Classical and began his immersion into the genre with Bruce Adolphe, a former classical music professor at Juilliard. They met at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music not far from DJ Premier’s home in NY. After learning about classical music theory, the inspirations of some of the genre’s most profound composers and how traditional pieces are structured, DJ Premier went out and bought tons of classical symphonies on vinyl to mash up his own creation. We then took that mash-up and orchestrated it for sheet music. In the first step of the actual recording process, DJ Premier partnered with Stephen Webber, a professor and conductor at the Berklee College of Music. Steven taught Premier how to conduct and helped him in studio with the 58-piece Berklee Symphony Orchestra you hear on the track. Of all the takes, the one you hear is the “wild” version (which means they recorded it without the metronome in their headphones) DJ Premier conducted himself. Then DJ Premier brought that instrumental track back home to NY and Nas laid down his rhyme on top of it.

Download: DJ Premier - Regeneration f. Nas & The Berklee Symphony Orchestra

Pac Div - Useless f. Asher Roth


Good news for us Pac Div fans the group's new project The Div EP is set to drop November 8th and this Ash Roth featured burner should help build anticipation.


Download: Pac Div - Useless f. Asher Roth

10.26.2011

Yelawolf "Radioactive" Listening Party (Video)



Catfish Billy recently held a listening party for his Shady debut where he also performed one of his best songs to date "Daddy's Lambo". Radioactive hits stores November 21st.

Emilio Rojas - Bootleg Kev Freestyle #143


Roc-City's Emilio Rojas is on a tear right now and this Bootleg Kev freestyle is no exception as he rips through Big L's "Ebonics", Evidence's "You" and Pusha & Tyler's "Trouble On My Mind" instrumentals. Emilio's new mixtape Breaking Point is coming soon.


Download: Emilio Rojas - Bootleg Kev Freestyle #143

Action Bronson On 'Last Call With Carson Daly' + "The Main Event"



Action Bronson was recently featured on 'Last Call With Carson Daly' which is a good look despite the fact that the show airs at some ungodly hour in the morning. Bronsollini talks about his past career as a chef, why he got into rapping, Kool G Rap & Cam'ron being his main influences then kicks an acapella freestyle at the end. Below is a new Action Bronson track with J57, Meyhem Lauren, Maffew Ragazino & Rasheed Chappell.


Download: J57 - The Main Event f. Meyhem Lauren, Action Bronson, Maffew Ragazino & Rasheed Chappell

Immortal Technique - Civil War f. Brother Ali, Chuck D & Killer Mike


This is one of the coolest lineups I've seen on a track in a minute and the result is a socially conscious lyrical assault for the ages. The Immortal one's new project The Martyr drops sometime tomorrow.


Download: Immortal Technique - Civil War f. Brother Ali, Chuck D & Killer Mike

Freddie Gibbs - Let 'Em Burn


Cold Day In Hell has been a while in the making but looks like the release date has been set for October 31. Gangsta Gibbs takes the dope production of The Olympicks to fire back at the people in his own city that might be against him. - OnSMASH

Download: Freddie Gibbs - Let 'Em Burn

J. Cole - Lost Ones (Official Video)



Here's the latest visuals from Cole World: The Sideline Story which debuted #1 on the charts!

Righchus - Frederick Douglas (Official Video)



I figured I'd check my email one last time before passing out and low and behold I see a new video from Charleston, SC's own Righchus. Get the mp3 here and if you haven't heard his latest, DJ Ill Will hosted mixtape, Sweetgrass & Supras, then do yourself a favor and download the damn thing.

10.25.2011

Check Out The New Jordan Commericial F. D Wade, CP3 & Mello (Video)



Here's the awesome new Jordan commercial that premiered during last night's MNF game. It features the three players in pickup games and Wade in Little Havana balling in the Miami Kiwanis Club League, Paul playing in the Bayou Women's League in New Orleans & my favorite one Carmello, who seems to be the only one playing at an NBA level during the lockout, getting schooled in a Jewish under 40 league...
Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, and Carmelo Anthony won't stop balling. Nobody can take away your love of the game. That's yours to keep.

Lil B - Last Of The BasedWorld (Official Video)



Everything Based in this new visual (as you'd expect) from the Basedgod himself. Drippin' Bitch.

Ludacris - I'm On Fire f. Big K.R.I.T.


Here's the second leak from Luda's upcoming mixtape 1.21 Gigawatts: Back To The First Time dropping November 15th. This track is dope for two reasons: 1.) this is a great look for Krit as his rise to stardom continues and 2.) in the wake of Tip's claim that he's going back to the Trap Muzik days musically it might be Ludacris who found the fountain of youth first he goes to work on this track.


Download: Ludacris - I'm On Fire f. Big K.R.I.T.

Emilio Rojas - Take A Good Look Around f. Francisco


What I said about Jon Connor earlier is easily as applicable (if not more) when talking about Emilio Rojas. If your a regular here in the Winner's Circle you know Emilio is one of our favorite emcees in the game right now and with the MMG rumors it's only a matter of time before he gets the widespread recognition he's long deserved. This one's off his upcoming BBC/DJ Green Lantern presented project Breaking Point.


Download: Emilio Rojas - Take A Good Look Around f. Francisco

Dom Kennedy - When I Come Around (Official Video)



The pride and joy of Leimert Park drops the latest visuals from his newest offering From The Westside, With Love II.

Jon Connor - Vicious Cycle


Flint, MI's Jon Connor is one of the deepest rappers out and isn't afraid to touch on subjects that most guys tend to stay away from. Here's a song that somehow didn't make the cut for Vinnie Chase: Season 2 which only builds anticipation for the upcoming project.


Download: Jon Connor - Vicious Cycle

Freeway - The Intermission (Mixtape)


As I said on twitter today I've been working for Voodoo Fest in New Orleans the past few weeks and as the event approaches this weekend I'll be running around all day so most of the updates will happen at night. But major props to Ell Ayy for holding it down in my absence. and now back to the music. After blessing us with the State Property reunion track yesterday Philly Freezer stays true to his word and drops the full mixtape with additional features from Freddie Gibbs, Meek Mill, Wale, Yo Gotti & more. Early!


Download: Freeway - The Intermission (Mixtape)

Grand Theft Auto V


In what will surely amount to the best picture you will see all day, it seems like the sandbox juggernauts of Rockstar Games are ready to bless the world again for the 5th time with one of the most controversial series in the gaming world, Grand Theft Auto. This photo, taken directly from their site, confirms that they have no intentions of slowing down, and that my friends, is reason enough to thank Basedgod himself. Be sure to check back next week for the reveal trailer.

Live Action Skyrim Trailer


The good folks at Bethesda studios dropped this beautifully crafted live action trailer for their upcoming installment (and my most anticipated game of the year) in the Elder Scrolls series "Skyrim".

Snoop Dogg's Guide To The Wasteland



In promotion for id studios newest game "Rage", the Godfather himself breaks down the must haves if you ever find yourself in a barren wasteland fighting off hordes of lunatic savages. The best part of these is the fact that id studios seemed to just let Snoop do his thing as opposed restricting him to bland censored commentary, which indubitably leads to some good solid laughs.

10.24.2011

B.o.B - Fucked Up f. Playboy Tre (Official Video)



While touring in China B.o.B and Playboy Tre linked up with Motion Family to film some dope visuals while simultaneously taking in the culture and enjoying the nightlife scene. I'm big fan of both these guys but my favorite part of the song has gotta be the hook.

M.O.P. - Get Yours (prod. The Snowgoons)


The Raw is back! Babygrande Records presents the lead single, “Get Yours” from M.O.P. & Snowgoons upcoming LP, “Sparta," which will be released on 11-22-2011.
In Late July 2011, Billy Danze took to Conspiracy Worldwide Radio to break the news that M.O.P.’s upcoming LP would be a collaborative effort with German & Danish production team, the Snowgoons. Speaking on the album, Danze said, “[Snowgoons] just sent us some fire…those dudes are incredible…when you hear this project, you’re going to be satisfied as an M.O.P. fan and a Snowgoons fan.” Ensuring fans around the world that this will be one of their most diverse sounding albums, the Mash Out Posse member went on to praise the Snowgoons, proclaiming, “they’ve got everything…they’re blazing through and coming from different angles. These guys providing us with that dramatic sound, with those theatrical sounds, with that hard hip-hop…they supplied us with everything. I’m really psyched about this project.” Further, listeners can prepare for what Danze and Lil’ Fame consider “their best project in 10 years.”

 

Jon Connor - Reppin 4 Flint (Official Video)



Jon Connor changes Jayceon & Wayne's single from a dedication to Bloods to his native Flint, Michigan. Vinnie Chase: Season 2 is on the way.

Wiz Khalifa - Dessert


Wiz Khalifa-Rose (as Big Ghost likes to call him) just let this quickstrike loose over Wale's "Bait" instrumental and makes it his own it with talks of weed, champagne, tattoos & diamonds aka all the Taylor Gang essentials. Spotted at UHTN.


Download: Wiz Khalifa - Dessert

Pusha T - What Dreams Are Made Of


The younger Thornton brother delivers one of the previously unheard tracks set to appear on his upcoming Fear Of God II: Let Us Pray EP out November 8th. In related news Winner's Circle's own Phillmatic recently took to twitter and inspired both Pusha & Nicky to do a Diamond Supply/Play Cloths collab which is sure to be nothing short of epic.


Download: Pusha T - What Dreams Are Made Of

Kendrick Lamar - Live In NYC x Sway In The Morning Freestyle



Above you can check out K.Dot performing two of my favorite songs of his "ADHD" & "Ronald Regan Era" during his CMJ show at Gramercy Theater. While continuing to make the rounds Kendrick's next stop was at Sway's Shade 45 show where he was put on the spot and ended up rhyming over five different beats.


Download: Kendrick Lamar - Sway In The Morning Freestyle

Freeway - 666 f. State Property


State Property back!!!


Download: Freeway - 666 f. State Property

The Dream - Ghetto f. Big Sean (Official Video)



The Dream Terius Nash and Mr Finally Famous recorded the visuals for one of my favorite tracks from 1977. Between The Dream and new kids on the block Frank Ocean & The Weeknd it feels like R&B is in a real good place right now.

SkyWalker - Fathers Music


Here's a new jam that I'm digging from our homie SkyWalker that had to be shared with the Winner's Circle. We'll be sure to keep you fans posted on future projects from dude.

10.23.2011

No I.D. - D.I. On Classics '92-'11 (Mixtape)


The Lost Tapes just put together a great "Best-Of" mixtape from the legendary Chicago producer NO I.D.
Born and raised in Chicago, No I.D. was first introduced to the world outside of his hometown as one half of production team 2pc DRK, alongside Twilite Tone. Using the alias of Immenslope, Wilson laced most of the songs on fellow Chi-Town artist Common Sense’s debut album “Can I Borrow A Dollar?”, released in 1992. While both artists would improve their styles immensely the coming years, the LP showcased ‘Slope’s knack for forming neck breakers drenched in jazz and soul. This style would only evolve and be refined, and by the time of Common Sense’s second LP, “Resurrection”, No I.D. had perfected his version of the boom bap. Fifteen years after its original release, “Resurrection” still holds up as one of the definite hip-hop records of the ‘90s and is a given in any serious collectors crates. To me the MC/producer duo of No I.D. and Common is one of the greatest of all time and I believe that the forthcoming “The Dreamer, The Believer” will be further proof of just that.

Most serious hip-hop heads know about the relationship between those two though. But there are so many other gems that have been dropped along the way of the long career of No I.D that should not be forgotten about. If you’re a fan of the albums mentioned above you should most definitely also pick up No’s solo album from ’97. “Accept Your Own & Be Yourself (The Black Album)” is much in the same style as well as a testament that he’s not only a beast at flipping samples and programming bangers, he’s no slouch on the mic either. If you’re a fan of Kanye West’s and Jay-Z’s later albums you damn sure better give No I.D. his props as he’s been heavily involved in those. If you don’t mind the really mainstream stuff, check out his works with Jermaine Dupri, Janet Jackson, Usher and Big Sean just to name a few. If you want to take it outside of hip-hop, he got joints for you there too. Last year he hooked up with former The Verve singer Richard Ashcroft for an unlikely collaboration in the album “United Nations of Sound”. While most people would probably dismiss one or the other, anybody who’s even remotely into hip-hop should be able to hear more than enough to find No I.D. to be one of the illest to ever do it.

01. "Resurrection '95" (Ft. Common)
02. "Everybody's Talkin'" (Ft. Al' Tariq)
03. "Man's World" (Ft. Beanie Sigel)
04. "Metal Lungies" (Ft. Ghostface Killah, Styles P & Sheek Louch)
05. "Smile" (Ft. G-Unit)
06. "Interlude #1"
07. "Soul By The Pound (Remix)" (Ft. Common)
08. "State to State" (Ft. No I.D., Common & Dug Infinite)
09. "Thinkin' Cap" (Ft. All Natural)
10. "Not The One" (Ft. Madd Rapper)
11. "Ready Set Go (Remix)" (Ft. Killer Mike, T.I. & Big Boi)
12. "Primetime" (Ft. Jay-Z & KanYe West)
13. "Interlude #2 (Fate or Destiny)"
14. "The Heat" (Ft. Twista & Raekwon)
15. "Let Me Show You The Way" (Ft. Toni Braxton)
16. "Tears Of Joy" (Ft. Rick Ross & Cee-Lo)
17. "Success" (Ft. Jay-Z & Nas)
18. "Interlude #3 (I Used to Love H.E.R.)"
19. "Ghetto Dreams" (Ft. Common & Nas)
20. "Outro (Yeah!)"


Download: NO I.D. - D.I. On Classic '92-'11 (Mixape)

NIckelus F - Balconies


Over a soulfully smooth backdrop Toronto native and early Drake collaborator Nickelus F drops jewels about the life of a rapper on the road. I especially like this track because I myself am trying to "live life on the balconies" as he so aptly put it. Nick Fury's newest offering Faces is set to drop November 8th.


Download: Nickelus F - Balconies

10.22.2011

Aasim - Outlaw Rap


If you don't know Aasim then it's about time you get familiar because dude is a problem and his upcoming mixtape Fuck The Industry is about to make a lot of noise. You gotta love The Beatles' "Come Together" sample on this too. Props to OnSMASH


Download: Aasim - Outlaw Rap

Fiend - Smokin' Champagne (Mixtape)


When Fiend's name first started popping up on Curren$y tracks I didn't believe it was the same Fiend who at one time was one of the best rappers on one of the top labels (No Limit) in the game. To my surprise this is the same Fiend but the music reflects the JET Life he's now accustomed to and is definitely a change from his old style. But the change-up is justified because it works and with the likes of Big K.R.I.T., Nesy Phips & Cornerboy P along for the ride this is yet another solid outing from the JETS camp this year.



Download: Fiend - Smokin' Champagne (Mixtape)

10.21.2011

The Two Best Football Videos You'll See All Day (Videos)



The video above shows a Pee-Wee football game held in my native PA where most of the kids look around the same size except one dude that rivals Andy Reid as the most gigantic Pee-Wee footballer ever. But the coach of this kid's team doesn't put him on the line where he clearly belongs, rather he uses him as a running-back and the result is possibly the most vicious hit by an offensive player in the history of football. Below is the now infamous college fake referee turned streaker making history before being pummeled by security. Enjoy!

Phil Ade - Phil's Party


The #PhilAdeFriday series is still in full effect as he chooses Meek & Chris' "House Party" beat to annihilate. I was at first hesitant to post this since Ruger Rell already buried this beat but Phil dug it up and brought it back to life just to kill it all over again.


Download: Phil Ade - Phil's Party

Add-2 - Iron Mic (Official Video)



Chi-Town's Add-2 is back with the visuals for one of the standout tracks from his latest offering One Missed Call. Also stay tuned for his upcoming project Save.Our.Souls which is on the way.

2 Chainz - One Day At A Time f. Jadakiss [No Tags]


Despite one of the more atrocious mixtape titles and cover arts I've ever seen I couldn't resist posting this song based on the eerie violin sample, a solid outing from 2 Chainz (formerly Tity Boi of Playaz Circle fame) and of course the Al Qaeda Jada feature. T.R.U. REALigion drops November 1st.


Download: 2 Chainz - One Day At A Time f. Jadakiss [No Tags]

Stack Bundles - I Ain't Shit (prod. J. Cardim)


Of all the prodigious rappers that were taken before their time Stack Bundles is one that tends to get forgotten or overlooked too often which I see as a serious injustice considering how talented he was. Much like the story of Big L, Stack was gunned down outside his apartment complex in Queens for no reason other than he was becoming famous and had money. Today would have been his 29th birthday and to remind us just how good Stack was we get this unreleased track produced by J. Cardim. The best way to honor him at this point is to make sure his legacy lives on so go listen to his work and you'll be surprised how many of today's rappers are directly influenced by his style. RIP Stack Bundles.


Download: Stack Bundles - I Ain't Shit (prod. J. Cardim)

Young Chris - Still Creepin


I don't know how this song didn't make the cut for Chris' upcoming The Revival this shit is dope.


Download: Young Chris - Still Creepin

Common - Funkmaster Flex Freestyle


While on the promo run for his upcoming TV series on AMC 'Hell On Wheels' (which looks pretty good) Funkmaster Flex gets Common to spit some lethal bars acapella. For all you Common heads this is definitely something to add to the archives. UPDATE: Back to the top with a new Common x Cocaine 80s track.


Download: Common - Funkmaster Flex Freestyle




Download: Cocaine 80s & Common - Six

10.20.2011

Young Jeezy - .38 (prod. Lil Lody)


Yesterday The Snowman released the above artwork and announced that TM103 will officially be dropping December 20th and with this banger that date may actually stick. I really don't know what I'm more excited for the new album or the Samuel L Jackson narrated DVD that comes with it. It'll Get Ya Druuunk!!


Download: Young Jeezy - .38 (prod. Lil Lody)

Stalley - Lincoln Way Nights (Remix) f. Rick Ross (Official Video)



Now that Massillon's finest is officially a member of the MMG crew it's only fitting he and the Bawse filmed a video for their first collab. Stalley's opus Lincoln Way Nights (Intelligent Trunk Music) has been remastered and will be re-released on November 8th pre-order it here.

Immortal Technique - Toast To The Dead (prod. J Dilla)


It's been more than a minute since we've heard from the one and only Immortal Technique, but it's cool because he's been all over the world helping people in need and recently appeared at Occupy Wall Street to show his support. Now without further ado Immortal lets loose the Dilla produced, DJ Green Lantern assisted first leak off his upcoming free project The Martyr


Download: Immortal Technique - Toast To The Dead (prod. J Dilla)

Watch The First Ever Skateboard Side Flip (Video)



Looks like all you skaters out there have a new trick to master. Props to Mad Dragon.

Lupe Fiasco - LightWork


Lupe's back and ingeniously samples Bassnectar & Ellie Goulding for the first leak off his upcoming mixtape Friend Of The People which is set to drop Thanksgiving. Say what you want about his antics, political opinions, etc but when it comes to the music Lupe's still one of the best doing it.


Download: Lupe Fiasco - LightWork

Dom Mazzetti vs. Single Girls (Video)



Dom Mazzetti aka what 'Jersey Shore' should be shares his expertise on newly single college girls.

Buddy - Awesome Awesome (Official Video)



Winner's Circle, meet Buddy an 18 year old from Compton who's signed to this guy Pharrell's newly formed label I Am Other. The Neptunes beat is out of control and Buddy (with some help from P I'm sure) knows just what to do with it and the video shows us something we tend to forget sometimes...hip hop can be fun!

Download: Buddy - Awesome Awesome (prod. The Neptunes)

Joe Cool - #OctoberAfternoon


This is the first I've heard of the artist known as Joe Cool but I'm really feeling this laid back jazzy beat which Joe rides to perfection with rhymes about himself, life & society's ills that keep the listener intrigued and wanting more. Spotted at OnSMASH.


Download: Joe Cool - #OctoberAfternoon

Styles P - Harsh f. Rick Ross & Busta Rhymes (Official Video)



One of the standout tracks from The Ghost's new album Master Of Ceremonies gets the visual treatment. This is one of those rare instances where I actually like what Rawse brought to the table.

10.19.2011

Hollywood FLOSS - Champion Shit f. Naledge


Fresh off being nominated for Houston's 'Songwriter of the Year' Hollywood FLOSS breathes new life into this single off One Fan At A Time which features Naledge of Kidz In The Hall.
The inspiration for the song is beating the odds and overcoming any trials that might get in the way of your dreams.

Download: Hollywood FLOSS - Champion Shit f. Naledge

Sean Price & Termanology - Population Control (prod. Statik Selektah) (Official Video)



Statik Selektah recruits Kimbo Price and Lil Manny Pacquiao for the title track off his new album which hits stores October 24th and can be pre-ordered here. ShowOff!

Vado - Okay Y'all f. Fabolous (prod. araabMUZIK)


Brooklyn & Harlem unite for this cut off Vado's highly anticipated Slime Flu 2 which is said to be dropping soon. Sliiiiime!


Download: Vado - Okay Y'all f. Fabolous (prod. araabMUZIK)

B.o.B - Epic f. Playboy Tre & Meek Mill (Official Video)



The audio dropped a month ago now the three emcees get together with the good people at Motion Family and film some quality visuals to go along with this "Epic" track. Playboy Tre is criminally underrated as he more than holds his own alongside two extremely hyped rappers.

2Eleven - On My Shit f. Freddie Gibbs


The two CTE signees link up for this burner off 2Eleven's upcoming Product Of The Block 2. 2Eleven's rhymes and hook are more than commendable but Gangsta Gibbs comes in and completely steals the show here his verse is nothing but quotable after quotable.


Download: 2Eleven - On My Shit f. Freddie Gibbs

ScHoolBoy Q - There He Go


I don't even know how to describe this song except to say that it's awesome and makes me wish I was smoking a joint right now. HABITS & Contradictions is on the way.

T.I. - Hear Ye, Hear Ye f. Pharrell


Since we first saw this picture and heard Tip and Skateboard P were in the kitchen cooking like Ash Roth & Chuck Inglish we've been patiently waiting for the outcome and just like that here we go with the first leak. Not gonna lie Pharrell might get the W here his verse is tough.


Download: T.I. - Hear Ye, Hear Ye f. Pharrell

10.18.2011

Asher Roth - In The Kitchen (prod. Chuck Inglish) (Official Video)



For the past couple years, Asher Roth and Chuck Inglish have been two artists that we’ve been eager to create music videos for. The first time we heard Ash rock over a Chuck beat was in 2008 when The Greenhouse Effect mixtape was released and the remix to ‘Black Mags’ was recorded. Here we are now, both artists have released albums since then, and what a better time for the two to team up and create new material. When Chuck first sent this song over to us, we knew a video had to be shot immediately. From kitchen to kitchen, we ran around New York City creating the above visual which we find as the perfect representation to the bass heavy banger. Look out for Pabst & Jazz to drop soon on ILLROOTS. Get excited.  - ILLROOTS

Le$ - The Flyest Freestyle


Le$ delivers an ill quickstrike over Nas' "The Flyest" instrumental to prepare us for both Settle 4 Le$ 2 which drops November 22nd and The Collection, a catch-up project consisting of some of his best work from the past two years along with a few new tracks for the long-time fans.


Download: Le$ - The Flyest Freestyle

Jon Connor Freestyles Twice on Shade 45 (Video)



Jon Connor recently stopped by Statik Selektah's show on Shade 45 and delivers not one, but two fiery freestyles for the listeners. First, Statik samples Will Ferrel Jackie Moon's "Love Me Sexy" on the spot in true Flint, MI fashion for Connor to rhyme over before going in over the "Otis" instrumental. Vinnie Chase: Season 2 coming soon.

Action Bronson - Cocoa Butter f. Nina Sky (prod. Statik Selektah)


"No more playing the sideline shit this year man, I'm a straight mutherfucking starter, 3-point champion kid."

Action Bronson & Statik Selektah present the first leak off their upcoming project Well Done dropping November 22nd. This is beautiful music right here and when all's said and done I wouldn't be surprised if this ended being one of the top 5 projects of 2011.

SBTRKT - Wildfire (Remix) f. Drake [CDQ]


After recently dropping a remix to "Round Of Applause" Drizzy lends a verse to SBTRKT's wobly yet catchy smash hit. Drake's Take Care is now due out November 15th.


Download: SBTRKT - Wildfire (Remix) f. Drake [CDQ]

Wiz Khalifa - You Gonna Love Me [Unreleased]


Here we have a pretty impressive unreleased Wiz track considering he was only 16 when this was made. It's funny how much he's narrowed his subject matter as he's grown older mainly to just weed and fxcking your bitch. Taylor Gang or be Rex Grossman. 


Download: Wiz Khalifa - You Gonna Love Me [Unreleased]

Scotty - Husslin (Official Video)



Here's a really dope set of visuals from ATL's Scotty which finds him posted in his neighborhood and riding round town in an old school box Cadillac giving viewers the perfect glimpse into the stomping grounds that inspired Scotty's hussle and music. If you haven't download his breakout mixtape Summer Dreams yet it's about time you wake up and do that.

Pill - Parking Lot f. Twista


Gangsta Pill lets yet another one loose presumably off his upcoming tape The Epidemic.


Download: Pill - Parking Lot f. Twista




Bonus: Frank Ocean - Thinking Bout You (Remix) f. Twista

Tech Tuesdays With Ell Ayy





Whats goody folks? I know its been a while but ya boy @bxLAxk is here once again with another lovely edition of Tech Tuesdays. And what do I have in store for you all today? Glad you ask. Today I bring you the first handful of minutes of Batman: Arkham City courtesy of the good folks at IGN once again. So just be sure to get a few rolled, a nice cold beverage poured up, and enjoy the Dark Knight do work in all his billionaire tech savvy'ness. Until next time, I bid you farewell. Peace. [Updated with last part, wasn't uploaded at time of post, enjoy!]

Phil Ade - Deadlines (Official Video)



DMV and 368 Music Group's Phil Ade takes Drizzy's single and makes it his own with lyrics for days I don't even think he stops to take a breathe. Directed by LCD Vision.

A$AP Rocky - Out Of This World


Despite inking a major label deal and the amount of buzz this kid has right now his music has been pretty hit or miss with me so far. After "Peso", this is probably the best song I've heard from A$AP as he proves he's not just another swag rapper but actually has something to say. LiveLoveA$AP is set to drop before the year's end.


Download: A$AP Rocky - Out Of This World

Freeway - Turn It Up (prod. Bink!)


Philly Freezer and producer Bink! have a collab project in the works and just dropped the first leak to get the streets ready.

Download: Freeway - Turn It Up (prod. Bink!)