3.28.2012

QuESt - Gambler


Miami's QuESt comes through with the first and only leak off his long-awaited new project, Fear Not Failure, dropping April 3rd. QuESt has been putting out high quality mixtapes for years now but this new music is on another level.

Tef Poe - Wrist Game Proper f. Killer Mike (Official Video)



St Louis native and longtime friend of the Winner's Circle Tef Poe warned me of this collab awhile back and after much anticipation we get finally get the finished product. Tef and Killer Mike have themselves an anthem with this one and a dope set of visuals to go with it. Poebama's War Machine 2 is on the way.

Jay Rock - Checkmate


Although Jay Rock was the first of the Top Dawg crew to blow up, he's taken a backseat as of late and watched his fellow Black Hippies Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy Q become two of the most popular emcees in the game. I've been waiting to hear some new music from Jay and finally he blesses the fans with a new track produced by The Futuristiks.


Download: Jay Rock - Checkmate

Meek Mill - I'm Rollin [CDQ]


Philly & MMG's own Meek Mill drops a DJ Mustard produced banger from his upcoming mixtape Dreamchasers 2 which drops April 24th.


Download: Meek Mill - I'm Rollin [CDQ]

Roc Marciano - Emeralds (Official VIdeo)



You may want to put on your North Face before pressing play because this shit is colder than a North Dakota winter. Roc Marci's upcoming album Reloaded is ironically set to drop this summer.

3.27.2012

"Bring You Back" (DJ rDOT Remix)


Here's a little something I think your ears will enjoy. Check out DJ rDOT's spin to "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5 and "Bring It Back" by Travis Porter.

ENJOY!

3.25.2012

Add-2 - Showoff Radio Freestyle (Video)



Chi-town native Add-2 is one of the more lyrically inclined emcees to hit the scene in recent memory and put his skills on full display during his visit to Statik Selektah's Showoff Radio. Add-2's anticipated new project Save.Our.Souls is out now.

Scotty - Bottom Boy$ f. Dee Goodz (Official Video)



Scotty and Dee Goodz filmed some visuals during SXSW for their collab off Scotty's new mixtape with DJ S.R. In The Meantime.

Luca Grey - The Journey x Scholarship


The homie Luca comes through with two new tracks as he continues to progress and sharpen his skills with every release.


Download: Luca Grey - The Journey




Download: Luca Grey - Scholarship f. Eddie Arcadian

3.21.2012

David Banner - Believe f. Big K.R.I.T. (Official Video)



We got the audio last week, now the two Mississippi natives release some visuals for their collab off Banner's new mixtape Sex, Drugs & Video Games dropping May 25th.

Righchus - "Mussolini" (Trailer)


As Spring time has officially arrived and the second quarter of music gets started, new music is plentiful. After receiving an email earlier this week, Charleston's own Righchus has me excited for his new release entitled: Black Cradles (release date TBA). Not only am I a fan of his music, I am also his DJ therefore I get the chance to listen to it first...sucks for u! But, here is a tease to get u excited as I am. Black Cradles coming soon....

"Sabotage Around The World" (DJ rDOT Remix)


Here's DJ rDOT's spin to Wale ft. Lloyd "Sabotage"...check it out
Mac Miller - Party on 5th Ave (Inst) x Wale ft. Lloyd - Sabatoge x Lloyd - You (Inst)

3.20.2012

Bonfire Music (DJ rDOT Mix) (3.19.12)



After slacking for a minute and not posting on the site for awhile, here's a little something I hope will help make up for the lost time and help start your Spring off. Here’s a quick mix recorded on March 19th. Includes some Bia’ Bia’ by Lil Jon, Childish Gambino, and even Rick Ross makes an appearance! Check it out!
Click the pic to play -DJ rDOT

3.19.2012

Action Bronson x SXSW (Videos)



There's an endless amount of live footage going around from last week's SXSW Festival, but none made me smile and nod my head like these two Action Bronson clips from his set at the Fader Fort. Up top Bronsollini brings out Smoke Dza to perform "Big Bad & Dangerous" and below Riff Raff, who I literally can't describe using words, makes an appearance for "Bird On A Wire".

Nas - The Don (Produced by Salaam Remi, Da Internz & Heavy D) [CDQ]


For the second single off the highly anticipated album Life Is Good, Nasir pens a tribute to hip hop icon Heavy D who passed away late 2011. Just like on "Nasty" Nas sounds rejuvenated and ready to reclaim the throne (see what I did there) once this new album drops.


Yung Nate, Show Tufli & Frank Ramz - Whatchu Livin' Like (prod. Woody)


Three promising New York up and comers tell us how they're living over some serious production from Woody, whose new album Lemons can be downloaded on his site.

3.18.2012

Wale - Albert Pujols f. Rick Ross & Fabolous [No Tags]


Wale, Officer Ricky & Loso unite over a monstrous beat for this banger off the upcoming MMG compilation album Self Made Vol. 2. 


Download: Wale - Albert Pujols f. Rick Ross & Fabolous [No Tags]

Timeless Truth - Get The Doe f. Action Bronson (Official Video)



Queens, NY rap duo Timeless Truth enlist the services of Flushing's own Action Bronson and the result is a success from the song to the equally cold video. Look out for Timeless Truth's Rock'It Science dropping soon.

Hollywood FLOSS - Kill It (prod. Chris Rockaway)


For his new single our friend Hollywood FLOSS gets aggressive over some slammin production from Chris Rockaway. If you missed it make sure to check out Hollywood's latest project The Legend Begins.


Download: Hollywood FLOSS - Kill It (prod. Chris Rockaway)

3.14.2012

David Banner - Believe f. Big K.R.I.T.


The two most high profile rappers to come out of Mississippi link up once again, this time for "Believe" off David Banner's Sex, Drugs & Video Games, due out May 22nd.


Download: David Banner - Believe f. Big K.R.I.T.

QuESt - The Fear La Fail (Video)



Just because the Fear Not Failure Video Series is over doesn't mean QuESt is done with the visuals. In his continued demolition of today's hottest beats the Miami emcee turns Iggy Azeala's "My World" into the latest casualty. QuESt's highly anticipated new project Fear Not Failure drops April 3rd.

3.13.2012

Wiz Khalifa - Taylor Allderdice (Mixtape)


After apologizing to the Taylors for his debut album, Wiz Khalifa looks to find his roots and win back the fans with his new mixtape, appropriately named after his high school. With mostly in house production and features from Juicy J, Rick Ross, Smoke DZA & weed-carrier of the year Chevy Woods this is thankfully way more Kush & OJ than Rolling Papers.



Download: Wiz Khalifa - Taylor Allderdice (Mixtape)

Action Bronson - Blue Chips (Mixtape)


I can honestly say that Action Bronson aka the accomplished chef-turned-rapper from Flushing, Queens has yet to release a subpar track which is a big reason why he had the best run since Wiz Khalifa in the past year. Once again Bronsollini teams up with a single producer for the entire project, this time with Party Supples and the chemistry is evident as Action yet again manages to live up to the JLin-esque hype that surrounds him these days.



Download: Action Bronson - Blue Chips (Mixtape) | Alt Link

3.11.2012

Le$ - Chasing Sunsets (prod. DJ Mr. Rogers)


Fresh off the release of his new mixtape Menace the Boss Hogg Outlaw is back at work with this cut produced by frequent collaborator DJ Mr. Rogers. This song is as smooth as it gets and sounds like a perfect addition to your smoke ride playlist.


Download: Le$ - Chasing Sunsets (prod. DJ Mr. Rogers)

Torae - For The Record (Official Video)



Lyrically inclined and criminally slept on rapper Torae just dropped some visuals for the Primo-produced title track from his exceptional album For The Record.

Dee Goodz - Bottom Boy$ f. Scotty


Dee Goodz recruits our friend Scotty for this burner to get us hyped for their performance together next week at SXSW. Dee's The Introduction Of Donald G is out now.

Download: Dee Goodz - Bottom Boy$ f. Scotty

3.10.2012

QuESt - First of the Year (Fear Not Failure Video Series Pt. 4)



For the fourth and final installment in QuESt's awesome video series the Miami emcee takes on dubstep prodigy Skrillex's single "First Of The Year". QuESt also revealed that his highly anticipated free album Fear Not Failure is due out April 3rd.

Previously: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Chuuwee - Lottery Ticket


Here's the first leak off Sac-Town native Chuuwee's upcoming mixtape Crown Me King which drops April 24th followed by his Amalgam debut Wild Style on May 29th...
Chuuwee’s Crown Me King will serve as the prelude to his long-awaited official solo-debut, Wild Style, which will be released on 5-29-2012 via Amalgam Digital. Whereas Chuuwee’s previous efforts were hybrid sub-genres he created such as “neo-boombap” (neo-soul meets boom-bap) or “hooliganarism” which Chuuwee describes as Treach of Naughty By Nature meets Wakka Flakka Flame, Wild Style can be summarized as pure 90s Hip Hop, where he is taking the classic elements of the golden era with the look, sound and the feel and then applying them to the present day. Inspired by Gang Starr, A Tribe Called Quest, Big L, De La Soul with even hints of DMX, Wild Style promises to be Chuuwee’s break-out project, one that will showcase him as being a frontrunner lyricist from Hip-Hop’s new school; while also paying homage and respect to the great pioneers of the 1990’s.“Wild Style is the album that’s going to eradicate weak rap off the face of the map. It is the return of real Hip-Hop. It’s pure and it’s not me trying to re-make it. It’s not me telling you its 90s Hip-Hop; it is 90s Hip-Hop” says Chuuwee.

Download: Chuuwee - Lottery Ticket

3.07.2012

Wiz Khalifa & Fashawn - Mt Money


Here's an unexpected but dope collab that won't appear on Mr. Rose's new mixtape Taylor Allderdice dropping March 13th.


Download: Wiz Khalifa & Fashawn - Mt Money

Nitty Scott, MC - Auntie Marie's Crib (Remix) f. Action Bronson & The Kid Daytona


Nitty Scott grabs two Winner's Circle regulars for the Neapolitan Remix to her jam "Auntie Marie's Crib". Seriously though I don't think Bronsolino is capable of spitting a less then marvelous verse.


Download: Nitty Scott, MC - Auntie Marie's Crib (Remix) f. Action Bronson & The Kid Daytona

Problem - Welcome To Mollywood (Mixtape)


Compton native Problem is one of my favorite up and coming rappers and after this new project makes the rounds I don't think he'll be flying under the radar for much longer. Features include Freddie Gibbs, Dom Kennedy, Kurupt, E-40, Skeme and more.


Download: Problem - Welcome To Mollywood (Mixtape)

Scotty - Angel (Official Video)



For his newest video Scotty heads to the legendary ATL eatery The Varsity to grab a bite and kick rhymes over a soulfully sampled backdrop.

3.05.2012

Big K.R.I.T. - 4Eva N A Day (Mixtape)


When most rappers delay an album they might drop a couple tracks here and there to hold fans over till the release. Well after announcing the push-back of his debut Live From The Underground, Krit decided to follow in his own footsteps by releasing a 17 song mixtape entirely self-produced and without a single feature. With this being his third "mixtape", Young Krizzle has officially redefined and raised the bar for the type of music artists release for free.



Download: Big K.R.I.T. - 4Eva N A Day (Mixtape) | Alt Link

Cormega, Action Bronson, Roc Marciano & Saigon - MARS


Hip hop's newest supergroup is here...and it doesn't get much more New York than what they cooked up with this one.


The Kid Daytona - Low (Remix) f. Jadakiss


Al Qaeda Jada hops on one of my favorite tracks from The Kid Daytona's latest offering The Interlude II.


Download: The Kid Daytona - Low (Remix) f. Jadakiss

K. Sparks - Baggage Handlers f. Sabina Ddumba


"Dedicated to those types of people that we all know. Needy, Annoying, and Pessimistic so we press ignore when they call" -K. Sparks

JDP - We Built Bombs EP


I'm a little late on this (still trying to balance a day job & the site) but our Chicago connect JDP presents his new EP, We Built Bombs, produced entirely by SureKnock Jones. This beats are ambitious in sound, often with a futuristic vibe but JDP shows his versatility and does his thing throughout.



Download: JDP - We Built Bombs EP

3.03.2012

Styles P - Hoody Season


Fresh off the release of his collab tape with Curren$y, The Ghost is back on the solo frontier and hits us with this jewel to jam to this weekend.


Download: Styles P - Hoody Season

Bun B - Stop Playin f. Royce Da 5'9" & Redman


Bun B drops this collab of epic proportions after reaching an impressive 400 Thousand followers on twitter. The Triple OG's new project Trill Recognize Trill is on the way.


Download: Bun B - Stop Playin f. Royce Da 5'9" & Redman

3.02.2012

Emilio Rojas Freestyles on Shade 45 (Video)



Roc-City's own Emilio Rojas recently stopped by DJ Kay Slay's Shade 45 show and proceeded to obliterate an instrumental. His new BBC sponsored mixtape, Breaking Point is out now.

J. Cole - Visionz Of Home (prod. Elite)


Cole World releases a new track to coincide with the first day of his Dreamville Weekend going down right now in his native Fayetteville, NC.


Download: J. Cole - Visionz Of Home (prod. Elite)

PUSH! - TWO-3-ZONE! (Official Video)



Speaking of rappers about to blow this year the homie PUSH! drops some real life rap with an accompanying video in honor of making Funkmaster Flex's Top 20 Emcees of 2012 list.

Ab-Soul - Showin Love


Here's a bold prediction...Ab-Soul will be just as popular as his fellow Black Hippy's (Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolBoy Q) by the end of 2012. Soul's already got several album quality projects out and he's gotta keep up with his TDE brethren.


Download: Ab-Soul - Showin Love