Tip delivers another scene-stealing guest verse and plans to Fuck Da City Up with his highly anticipated new mixtape dropping tomorrow. I seriously can't look at Maino's face in that picture and not laugh.
Download: Maino - Cream (Remix) f. T.I. & Meek Mill [No Tags]
Missed a couple #PhilAdeFridays? If that's the case then it' your lucky day because the DMV native and 368 Music Group rep packaged all them up in a nice, neat mixtape for us. Thanks Phil!
Download: Phil Ade - #PhilAdeFriday2 (Mixtape)
Yo Gotti's long awaited, Detox-esque debut album Live From The Kitchen is finally set to drop January 10th, 2012 and in honor of the release date Gotti blesses the fans with a new mixtape to get us hyped.
Download: Yo Gotti - January 10th (Mixtape)
While his breakout mixtape Will I.E. The Example is still getting constant play, A.P. doesn't plan on slowing down and releases another fiery track for our listening pleasure. A.P.'s rhymes are always on point and the guitar riff sampled on this beat is just too fresh.
Download: A.P. - Lightskinned Death
The homie QuESt liberates this really strong track from the vault to hold us over until Fear Not Failure drops first quarter 2012. According to the man himself...
"I wrote this song about 5 to 6 months ago and didn't realize how much it matters to my career and personal life right now. I feel Im in a position thats scary but still exciting. I've lost close friends, and gained closer ones. I've lost love, and gained stronger love. I've moved in places and made mistakes. Yet this year has been the best I've ever had, and I've made changes and experienced changes over all for the better. This is a reflection, and testament for myself personally, and the whole NEATO Nation. Embrace change, and make it your own. N.E.A.T.O - Never Ever Allow The Obscene "
Download: QuESt - When Shit Changes
E-40's son Droop-E and K.Dot kick raps, drink wine & hit the hookah bar in this video for their collab off Droop-E's upcoming Hungry & Humble project.
We first introduced Young De to the Winner's Circle with "BurnOut" which has one of the catchiest hooks I've heard in awhile and quickly found itself on constant repeat on my iTunes. Today the good people at OS premiered Demrick's new mixtape #HeadsUP and after giving it a listen I can assure you this is some really good music that is not to be slept on...nicely done De!
01. Cake’n Up (De Gott’em) (Prod. by 21)
02. Money & Weed (feat. Brevi) (Prod. by DJ Fingaz, Bunson & Beaker Beats)
03. Go B!G (feat. Brevi) (Prod. by 21)
04. Liar Liar (feat. Brevi) (Prod. by The Dream Team)
05. Guilty (Interlude) (Prod. by Rikanatti)
06. Your The One (feat. Brevi) (Prod. by The Futuristiks)
07. In The Clouds (Prod. by Current)
08. BurnOut (Prod. by Jim Jonsin)
09. This World (Demo) (Prod. by FarHot)
10. Make It Happen (feat. Xzibit & Brevi) (Prod. by Current)
11. Can’t Always Rain (Prod. by 21)
12. Fight 4 Mine (Prod. by The Futuristiks)
13. Man On The Moon (Prod. by 21)
14. Back Again (Prod. by DJ Overtone)
15. Runway Walk (feat. Brevi) (Prod. by 21)
16. What It Is (Prod. by 21)
17. Find A Way Out (Prod. by 21)
Download: Young De aka DEMRICK - #HeadsUP (Mixtape)
Rob Fresh enlists fellow New York emcee The Kid Daytona for this smooth cut, showing that NY hip hop is more than party and bullshit. Rob's Who I Am EP is slated for a January 2012 release.
Download: Rob Fresh - Maintain f. The Kid Daytona
This song was definitely made for the radio and Tyrese's hook is certified garbage but the three rappers go in so I can't be mad at that.
Download: Tyrese - Fireworkz (Remix) f. Big Sean, T.I. & Busta Rhymes
As we learned from the picture and beginning of the song, Chicago up and comer Add-2 officially has the Common cosign. This is a risky song to remix because two legends did such a good job on it but Add-2 is ferocious with his raps here showing that despite the big up from Common he's still hungry as ever. Save.Our.Souls. coming soon.
Download: Add-2 - Ghetto Dreams Freestyle
Coming off an extremely flattering artist spotlight by B.Woods and his "Out The Kitchen" remix with GLC being a certified St. Louis classic, things are looking real good right now for our friend Tef Poe we head into 2012. Poebama has never been one to shy away from controversy in his music and once you see the hook and find out what the acronym in the tile stands for you'll see this is no exception. His presence on the mic reminds me a lot of Jay Electronica in that both of them are just real as air and have a righteous, man of the people aura. This is a warning of what's to come as Tef is currently prepping the highly anticipated War Machine 2 (hosted by the Winner's Circle!) which has some BIG time features on it and is slated for an early 2012 release.
Download: Tef Poe - K.N.G.M.F.B. (prod. Tech Supreme)
In this Interview with Montreality , AZ speaks about :
- The type of student he was at school
- Jobs he's had as a teenager growing up
- What he spent his 1st big paycheck on
- Some Brooklyn knowledge, his motto
- Having been back in the studio with NAS
- His upcoming album DOE OR DIE 2
- The title of his book, if he were to write one
- His tour life
- Music he's been listening to
- What he has in his pockets
+ Exclusive footage of AZ performing live in Montreal, Canada (Phone Tap, Affirmative Action, Mo' Money Mo' Murder Mo' Homicide & Sugar Hill)
YM's Cory Gunz, MMG's Meek Mill and everyone they've ever known turn out for this video. This also fills Cory's one song per year quota.
Here's the first single off the criminally underrated Boston emcee's upcoming album Straight, No Chaser which is set to drop early 2012 and will be entirely produced by Statik Seletkah. Showoff!
Download: Reks - Autographs (prod. Statik Selektah)
Z&G&E (Zion I, The Grouch & Eligh) and Evidence showcase Amp Live's production skills by each spitting a verse over a different beat from the Zion I beatsmith. According to the Grouch this was also in response to the overwhelming success of the 'How The Grouch Stole Christmas' tour that just wrapped up.
The audio dropped awhile back, now Phil and Casey film some visuals for their dedication to Paper Over Pussy. #PhilAdeFriday2 drops this Friday.
One of my favorite rising emcees Gilbere Forte' took to his facebook earlier today to premier this freestyle over Common's "Sweet" instrumental. Gilbere already has some stellar projects under his belt I can't wait to see what he has planned for 2012.
Meek Mill and the Bawse add some verses to the Watch The Throne intro with the original track kicking in at the end. Rozay's new mixtape Rich Forever is on the way.
Download: Rick Ross & Meek Mill - No Church In The Wild Freestyle [Dirty/No Tags]
This new song comes all the way from Kaiserslautern, Germany as that's where the Louisiana native currently resides (which he says sucks ass if your wondering). "Fashion & Randoms" is produced by our friend Joe Cool and will appear on Mikey's upcoming project Harlem Nights.
Download: Mikey T - Fashion & Randoms (prod. Joe Cool)
Here's a new track from the La Coka Nostra camp as Slaine & Ill Bill kick verses over some eerie Ill Bill production. Masters Of The Dark Arts coming May 2012.
Download: La Coka Nostra - Malverde Market (prod. Ill Bill)
Another day, another dope song from the best thing to happen to Flint, MI since Jackie Moon. This one will live on Ruby Hornet & itstheBino's upcoming collab project On To The Next and if you haven't yet make sure to check out Connor's latest offering Season 2.
Download: Jon Connor - One Of Those Nights
The Gambino spits some bars over Meek Mill's smash hit for SBTV.
I was going through the ever-growing amount of submissions in my email (keep em coming!) and found this new video from Nashville up and comer Openmic. Similar to A$AP Rocky, Openmic can switch up his flow on command and has good instincts as to when he should change flows and makes it sound natural. I now look forward to hearing more from the Tennessee native and in the meantime you can get the mp3 for this song here.
Not to be outdone by Smoke & Loso, Brooklyn's Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire delivers a Christmas present of his own fit with one of the greatest titles I've ever seen. He also said on twitter today that he might not put out another solo effort for a year so stream, download and enjoy!
Download: Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire - Merry eX-Mas & Suck My Dick (Mixtape)
Loso presents his Xmas gift to the masses in the form of the third installment in his There Is No Competition series with features including Styles P, Jadakiss, Meek Mill, Lloyd Banks and more.
Download: Fabolous - TINC3: Death Comes In 3's (Mixtape)
Smoke DZA just dropped a free EP completely out of the blue for his fans and decided to name it after his alter-ego SweetBabyKushedGod. As we've become accustomed when it comes to DZA projects this artwork is sheer, stonery genius and features include A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson, Danny Brown, Killa Kyleon, Freeway and more.
I put this gift together for you guys, with no promotion because a gift wouldnt be a good gift if it wasnt a surprise. download this here, light ya christmas tree and enjoy #Rrrright – DZA
Download: Smoke DZA - SweetBabyKushedGod (EP)
Here's a bonus track from the Japanese release (?) of the criminally underrated Alabama duo's new album iSLAND. Seriously if your still sleeping on G-Side it's time to wake up.
Download: G-Side - Trip (prod. Parallel Thought)
ATL's Jarren Benton is on some other shit. The hook is entirely dedicated to telling a bitch to shut up and he raps with a sense of urgency as rhymes and punchlines are fired off like a semi-automatic weapon. This is the first leak off Benton's epically titled new project Freebasing With Kevin Bacon dropping in February.
David Banner must have seen Wayne's lime green boots in "The Motto" video because he dropped him like bad habit from his new single and replaced him with A$AP Rocky. I can't even wake up anymore without having a 2 Chainz song to post.
Download: David Banner - Yao Ming f. 2 Chainz & A$AP Rocky
Luda's collab with Meek Mill is the next track from 1.21 Gigawatts to receive the visual treatment.
After letting loose a bunch of tracks that didn't make the cut, here we go with the visuals to the first single off QuESt's anticipated new project Feat Not Failure which is set to drop early 2012. This one features Bronx native Mickey Factz who has a tape of his own Mickey Mau5 dropping first quarter 2012.
I was lucky enough to see all the JETS live in New Orleans a few weeks ago and to my surprise Corner Boy P's set was the one that left a lasting impression on me, mostly because I hadn't listened to much of his music before. Well I'm done sleeping now and maybe after watching this video you will be too. Jets fool...
Cleveland and Miami unite for this single off TreaZon's upcoming project Zero Love due out first quarter 2012. These guys have always had great chemistry on wax and after a brief hiatus from TreaZon it's good to hear them back collaborating again.
Download: TreaZon - Transformations f. QuESt
As I've said before, I was tried and found guilty of criminally sleeping on Problem but that all ended when I heard "A Star U R" which is one of favorite songs from 9th Wonders' The Wonder Years album. That being said here's another smooth cut from the Compton native as he gears up for the release of his upcoming album Plan B.
Download: Problem - B.A.S. vs N.A.S. (prod. Branden Beat Boy)
It's been awhile since Chi-Town duo The 2 Of Diamonds made an appearance in the Winner's Circle and we're glad to have them back especially with Kidz In The Hall emcee Naledge. According to Andrew they're dropping a new song everyday till they get to 30 so I'll be on the lookout for more where this came from.
Download: The 2 Of Diamonds - Train f. Naledge
As always with the elusive R&B sensation known as The Weeknd he drops a new project out of thin air which will no doubt spread like wildfire throughout the internet tonight. This time the Toronto native presents the final chapter in the trilogy the began with House Of Balloons & Thursday.
Download: The Weeknd - Echoes Of Slience (Mixtape)
A tagged up version of this Big Sean/Tity Boi collab surfaced a few days ago now the CDQ version has been liberated for our listening pleasure. Like it or not 2 Chainz is everywhere these days I'm equal parts impressed and dumbfounded.
Download: Big Sean - Keep It Gee f. 2 Chainz [CDQ/No Tags]
Jayceon just dropped the video for his collab with Wayne & the proud leader of Odd Future which was one of my favorite tracks from The R.E.D. Album. Tyler proves he's more than just a gimmick with his verse he really steals the show.
Everything we've heard from r.O.b thus far has been great and this track featuring Dee Goodz is no exception this shit is too fresh.
r.O.b and Dee Goodz fuse their fresh Uptown and Nashville styles on this smooth Curtis Williams production. This Audio master piece describes the point of when one's journey has come to fruition and becomes Topic Of Discussion.
Download: r.O.b - Topic Of Discussion f. Dee Goodz
I first heard about 'Spittin In Da Whip' from our friend K.Sparks' appearance, now it's one of my favorite online series and lucky for us they're back again this time with battler turned emcee Soul Khan. After a brief interview Soul starts rapping at around the 4:20 mark and spits some fiery verses while riding round town in the whip. This is another dope installment in the series and hopefully there's a lot more where this came from. Soul Khan's new album Pursuance is available now on bandcamp.
This video is taking the internet by storm and is opening a lot of eyes to a fact I've been telling people forever...us Jews invented swag son!
Posted by mclov at 11:30 PM
It's been a minute since NJ up and comer The ILLZ blessed us with some new music and finally the wait is over as he releases this chill song in anticipation of his upcoming project The Darkest Hour.
Despiertate (Awake) by The ILLZ
Looks like Apathy decided to give us his X-Mas list in song form and I think we can all cosign most of his wishes. Ap promises there will be new LP's from both The Demigodz & Army of the Pharaohs in 2012 and if you haven't heard Honkey Kong your missing out on one of the most slept on albums of the year.
Download: Apathy - A Wonderful X-Mas Time (prod. Scoop Deville)
The Slaughterhouse machine rolled into the house Funk Flex built and proceeded to do what they do best. Joey recently announced on ESPN First Take that the new Slaughterhouse album will drop April 2012 and if you like his first verse it's from "Quality Of Life". UPDATE: Back to the top with video of the lyrical massacre.
Download: Part 1
Download: Part 2
We already got the beach themed video, now Wiz let's loose the mp3 for the first leak off his upcoming mixtape Taylor Allderdice dropping soon. I must say this sounds like the Kush & OJ vibes we've been hoping Wiz would return to after that bubblegum, Kleenex sponsored album of his.
Download: Wiz Khalifa - California (prod. Cardo)
In this video, Elzhi takes his audience back in time to the Mid-90's, and into Maurice Malone's Hip-Hop Shop. The Shop was the heart of the Detroit hip hop scene where many collaborated, battled and shared music. It was there that a young Elzhi first grabbed the microphone to prove that he had the ability to become one of the greatest rappers alive.
Music executive and artist manager Jae Barber, also a Detroit native, provided an authentic picture of the world Elzhi revisits in his nostalgic spin on Nas' classic song, "Memory Lane." The video includes rare visuals of various artists such as Eminem and Royce da 5'9. Amongst the many artists included are the late Baatin, Proof and J Dilla.
I'm new to this Planet VI character but he brings along the homie Jarren Benton and Tity Boi (whose quickly become the hardest working man in hip hop) for this proper ode to fake friends. This will appear on Planet VI's album The American Dream which drops tomorrow.
Download: Planet VI - F*ck You Too f. 2 Chainz & Jarren Benton
Term shoots some visuals for his freestyle over The Throne's Swizz Beatz produced banger.
In the wise words of the Grateful Dead, what a long, strange trip it's been for Asher Roth. He was first injected into the pop/rap spotlight with the white boy wasted anthem "I Love College", but he really was never a "college rapper" and us longtime fans already knew that. Fact is Ash Roth doesn't have the Young Jeezy life story to rap about but he has a way with words that's damn near unfuckwitable. His newly found alliance with producers Blended Babies also serves him well as everything we've heard from the combo so far has been fire. Pabst & Jazz is Asher's Def Jam debut project and boasts features from Pac Div, Action Bronson, Chip Tha Ripper, Boldy James, Phil Ade and more.
Download: Asher Roth - Pabst & Jazz (Mixtape)
If your a fan of superbly ignorant music and/or fishscale then this new project is for you. I wonder if Juicy is ever gonna put out a solo album or if he'll just keep killing it on the mixtape circuit.
Download: French Montana, Juicy J & Project Pat - Cocaine Mafia (Mixtape)
The Kid Daytona has been a regular in the blogosphere for awhile and his music has been nothing else if not consistent. But from the two singles we've already heard it's clear that The Kid has elevated his game to another level and looks to become more than just a "blog rapper" (how I hate that term) heading into 2012.
Download: The Kid Daytona - The Interlude II (Mixtape)
Talib premiered the audio a few days ago now he's back with some fresh visuals to go along with it. This is the first leak off Prisoner Of Consciousness which is slated for a 2012 release and hit the jump to read Talib's lengthy message about the track.
Our friend A.P. just sent over this track that didn't make the final cut for his latest offering Will I.E. The Example which you can find now in one of our coveted featured slots on the right side of the site. A.P. is poised to make some serious moves in the coming year so you mine as well get familiar now.
When he's not hitting two joints at the same time, Odd Future's resident weed aficionado Domo Genesis is making some damn good music especially to chill out and smoke to. Domo took to his twitter to give us his take on Al Qaeda Jada's "Still Feel Me" and definitely holds his own on the classic instrumental.
Download: Domo Genesis - Feel Me Yet?
The homie Murs goes into storytelling mode over some boom-bap Ski Beatz production on this cut from Murs & Ski's Love and Rockets, Vol. 1: The Transformation. This story goes from bad to worse as Murs and his friend get caught riding dirty but not before they take a page out of 'Super Troopers' book and eat all their mushrooms lol.
Chicago's Rockie Fresh is steady on the come up and having just wrapped up a nationwide tour with Patrick Stump he's finally ready to release his anticipated project Driving 88 on January 23rd. This is the first leak from said project and I fucks with it.
Download: Rockie Fresh - Prom King
Statik, Term & Reks recorded this song and video in Sweden in only 45 minutes. 1982's 2012 is coming soon. UPDATE: Back to the top with a new Showoff crew collab.
Download: Statik Selektah - Believe In The S f. Reks, JFK, Ea$y Money & Alias
When I see new music from K. Sparks in the inbox I know I'm about to listen to some hot fire...and this here is no exception.
"Here's my latest entitled Renaissance Produced By Kurser. Props to everyone that supports, and Happy Holidays" -K. Sparks
The good people at Jon John TV just released the first episode of their 'Freestyle Files' series which features verses from two Winner's Circle favorites Action Bronson & Freddie Gibbs.
Now this is the Cam we know and love and is easily the funniest video you'll see today. Cam & Vado's Boss Of All Bosses 3 is out now but apparently there were some delays getting it on iTunes so naturally the Harlemites took matters into their own hands by staking out the iTunes company parking lot until an employee surfaced that they could fuck with. "You Don't Know My Face?!"
Instead of an mp3 Young Khalifa premiers this new track in the form of a music video presumable filmed on a Cali beach somewhere. This song will appear on his upcoming mixtape Taylor Allderdice and according to Phillmatic the report that Wiz & Snoop supported internet censorship is fake let's hope that's true.
One thing I’ve always respected about Naledge and Double O, is that throughout their career, they’ve consistently reached out to up and coming artists and given them a chance to shine on a bigger platform.
Whether it be Chip Tha Ripper, Black Milk or Vic Mensa, it’s clear that the Kidz have a great eye for bright talent. So it’s only right that they recruited some of Chicago’s new class for the remix of their red hot single “Pour It Up.” King Louie, Vic Spencer, Rockie Fresh and Paypa spazz out over Double O’s “Triggerman”-inspired soundscape. Chicago hates you? Not here, and not today.
I’d also like to invite you to purchase the Kidz new album Occasion now. It’s that perfect holiday gift. Ha! - Andrew
Download: Kidz In The Hall - Pour It Up (FSD Remix)
We posted the audio about a month back now we get some crisp visuals from Beadz & the Low End Professionals to take the Chi-Town heater to the next level. I'm excited to hear what Beadz has in store for his next project and if you haven't downloaded L.E.P.'s Now Or Neva yet you've made a huge mistake.
Phil Ade drops quite a banger for this weeks installment in the #PhilAdeFriday series. The 368 Music Group and DMV rep's new project #PhilAdeFridayVol2 drops December 30th.
Download: Phil Ade - Gone! (prod. The Official)
This is the first I've heard of Young De but I'm really feeling this track especially the catchy hook and Jim Jonsin beat. We'll definitely be keeping an eye out for De's upcoming project Heads Up.
Download: Young De - BurnOut (prod. Jim Jonsin)
Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire is bringing the gritty back to New York rap and in this song he declares that no matter what people tell him to do there's no changing the Muthafuckin' eXquire. The Brooklyn emcees latest tape, Lost In Translation, flew somewhat under the radar but was a favorite among critics, drug dealers and cheap prostitutes alike so you know it's real. His next project ingeniously titled, Merry eX-Mas and Suck My Dick drops Christmas day.
Download: Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire - The Gold Watch
DJ Burn One & Taylor Gang producer Cardo, who has done some really impressive work recently with Freddie Gibbs & Le$ are teaming up to release a double-disc album entitled Cowbell Gang (Midnight Funk). We’re proud to present the first release from the project “SippiN” which is an ode to syrup as you could of guessed, and it features iNDEED (Burn One’s band consisting of Ricky Fontaine & Walt Live) as well as BHO’s Le$. And if this is any indication of what to expect from the album, then we’re all in for some dope Country Rap Tunes very soon. - DGB
Download: iNDEED - SippN f. L.E.$. (prod. DJ Burn One & Cardo)
This is really dope and what I hope is the first of many Ash Roth/Action Bronson collabs. Both of these guys prove that they're some of the best in the biz when it comes to slick wordplay and braggadocios rhymes. Asher's first project since making the move to Def Jam, Pabst & Jazz, drops December 20th.
Download: Asher Roth - Choices f. Action Bronson (prod. Blended Babies)
Previously: Asher Roth - Pabst & Jazz f. Hassani Kwess & Kenny Keys
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