9.29.2012

Curren$y & Harry Fraud - WOH f. Styles P (Video)



My favorite track from Spitta & Harry Fraud's Cigarette Boats gets the visual treatment infused with some clips from New Jack City.

QuESt - Angels Or Demons


Miami's own QuESt takes one of my favorite beats in a long time, Childish Gambino's "Freaks & Geeks", and shows no mercy as he murders it.

9.27.2012

Kids These Days - Don't Harsh My Mellow (Video)



Now this is just all sorts of crazy. The rising Chicago hip-hop/rock band's anticipated project Trap House Rock drops this Fall and the group will be hitting the road with Asher Roth and Chuck Inglish in November.

Evidence - Sakura f. Planet Asia


Here we have some previously unreleased fire from Evidence and Planet Asia...

Why did I choose to blend a Japanese Folk Song that I learned in first grade with Escapades Of Futura 2000? The answer is,"I was stoned." Called Planet Asia over to body the beat on verse 2. Twiz The Beat Pro made this in 2011. Pulled it out of the vaults for you to peep. Hope you enjoy. - Evidence


2OD - Train f. Naledge (Video)



Chicago rap duo The 2 of Diamonds release some visuals for the jam "Train" along with fellow Windy City native Naledge. If you enjoyed this track as much as me you can download the mp3 here.

9.26.2012

Freddie Gibbs - Baby Face Killa (Mixtape)


Gangsta Gibbs is back with his highly anticipated Gangsta Grillz project Baby Face Killah with production and features from SMKA, Cookin' Soul, Statik Selektah, Jadakiss, Jay Rock, Curren$y, Dom Kennedy, Krayzie Bone, Young Jeezy and more. You can stream/download the mixtape below or you can support an artist whose given us more than enough free music by copping the tagless, HQ version with bonus tracks and a digital booklet on iTunes.




Download: Freddie Gibbs - Baby Face Killah (Mixtape)

Mikkey Halsted - MMM Season (MIxtape)


Two mixtapes in as many months from the usually elusive Chicago emcee Mikkey Halsted? No complaints here. This one is a collaborative effort with producer The Legendary Traxster and contains features from Twista, King L, BJ The Chicago Kid and more.




Download: Mikkey Halsted - MMM Season (Mixtape)

9.24.2012

Young Chris - Turn It Up f. Peedi Crakk


Two old friends join lyrical forces once again to drop a gem for the fans to add to their respective State Property archives.


Download: Young Chris - Turn It Up f. Peedi Crakk

CurT@!n$ - 23 (Free EP)


After taking a hiatus from rap to pursue other endeavors the man known as CurT@!n$ is officially back  in the game with the release of his new 23 EP. The project stands at just six tracks but it's quality over quantity in the Winner's Circle and 23 certainly meets that description.



Download: CurT@!n$ - 23 (Free EP) | Alt Link 

9.23.2012

Asher Roth Performs With Live Band On Sway In The Morning (Video)



After shedding some light on his label situation and the indefinite delay of his sophomore album Asher Roth proceeds to perform verses from "Bastermating", "Rik Smits" & "In The Kitchen" backed by a three piece band that adds a smooth, jazzy vibe to his music. You'll be able to see Asher and the band live in person soon as he just announced he'll be going on tour with Chi-town acts Chuck Inglish and Kids These Days beginning in November.

9.22.2012

Emilio Rojas - Ride Around Slow (prod. !llmind)


Emilio let's this track loose that won't appear on his forthcoming project which he'll be announcing in the near future.


Curt@!n$ - Showoff Radio Freestyle (Video)



Dope Boy C pays a visit to the Showoff Radio crew...his highly anticipated project 23 drops tomorrow.

Mikkey Halsted - Getting To The Money


Chi-town's finest Mikkey Halsted just blessed us with Castro last month and is already back working on a joint project, MMM Season, with producer The Legendary Traxstar. Here goes the first leak from MMM Season and also below is a new freestyle from Mikkey over the "Clique" beat.




9.20.2012

Rittz - Paradise f. Nikkiya (Video)



The newest signee to Tech N9ne's Strange Music label links up with rising songstress Nikkiya to film some black and white visuals for "Paradise" off the extremely dope White Jesus: Revival. Rittz recently embarked on the Slumerican Tour with Yelawolf hit the jump to see the full list of dates.

9.19.2012

Scotty - Too Cool (Remix) f. Playboy Tre & SL Jones (Video)



Atlanta's own Scotty throws another wild house party and this time invited Playboy Tre, SL Jones and many more to join in the festivities. Scotty continues to deliver new music and fresh visuals on the regular and if you missed it make sure to check out his latest effort The Jiffy Cornbread Experience.

Bonus: Scotty - Last Goodbye

G.O.O.D. Music - Funkmaster Flex Cypher (Video)



A Yeezy-less G.O.O.D. Music stopped by Funkmaster Flex's neighborhood and traded verses over Freeway's "What We Do" and Biggie's "Who Shot Ya" instrumentals. Not sure why Pusha decided not to rap gotta say that's pretty lame.

9.18.2012

Curren$y - Jet Life f. Big K.R.I.T. & Wiz Khalifa (Video)



Spitta Andretti and Young Khalifa-Rose ride around the Los Angeles region and kick it in the studio for the latest visuals off Spitta's major label debut The Stoned Immaculate.

9.16.2012

Riff Raff & Action Bronson Joke Around In The Studio (Video)



It more than baffles me that at this point Riff Raff is a semi-relevant rapper and the fact that he's in the studio with The Alchemist just made me throw up in my mouth. That being said, there's no denying this guy's comedic value and listening to him and Bronsolino go back and forth about their fictional elementary/high school days is nothing short of hysterical.

9.14.2012

QuESt - One Way (Video)



Miami's rising star QuESt unveils some real nice visuals, directed by SNKNY, for "One Way" off his latest project Fear Not Failure.

9.13.2012

Boldy James - For The Birds (Video)



Here's a new Boldy Block video for the Chuck Inglish produced heater "For The Birds". This song will appear on Boldy's forthcoming Grand Quarters EP which is set to drop in October via Decon Records.

Curren$y & Harry Fraud - Cigarette Boats (Video)



Spitta drops some new visuals for one of my favorite tracks from his joint EP with producer Harry Fraud Cigarette Boats.

Hollywood FLOSS - Got Em Mad f. Termanology


I'm gonna go ahead and say this might be the greatest cover art I've ever seen and the song is great too.


9.12.2012

September Cool (@DJRDOT Mix)



With Fall right around the corner, go ahead and cool with this cool ass mix! “September Cool” www.djrdot.com

9.10.2012

Skyzoo - Jansport Strings (Video)



Lyrically inclined Brooklyn emcee Skyzoo releases some visuals to go along with the lead single from his anticipated new album A Dream Deferred which drops October 2nd and can be pre-ordered here.

Buddy - Far As They Know f. Pharrell


For the latest leak off Buddy's upcoming debut project Idle Time he enlists the services of the man who signed him to his i am OTHER imprint. This song definitely has that Pharrell vibe to it and Buddy makes himself right at home with an impressive second verse. Look out for Idle Time coming soon.


9.09.2012

WhiteOut - Feel Like I Do f. Tef Poe (Video)



STL emcee WhiteOut showcases his skills in this high-quality video alongside fellow member of The Force Tef Poe. "Feel Like I Do" can be found on WhiteOut's latest offering Kush & Kung Fu and as a bonus check out Poebama's freestyle over Chief Keef's "I Don't Like" below.


9.06.2012

Freddie Gibbs - The Hard f. Dana Williams


New Gangsta Gibbs is always welcome here in the Winner's Circle. Baby Face Killah is on the way.


Big Sean - Detroit (Mixtape)


At last, G.O.O.D. Music's own Big Sean releases his star-studded free project named after his hometown of Detroit. Stream and download below.


Download: Big Sean - Detroit (Mixtape)

9.05.2012

CurT@!n$ - Ruthle$$ f. ScHoolboy Q


Its been a minute since we've heard some new Dope Boy C and what better way for the Brooklyn emcee to return than with this ScHoolBoy Q assisted jam. Hopefully this song is a sign that CurT@!n$ long awaited project Diors & Jordans is coming soon.


9.04.2012

Talib Kweli & Z-Trip - Attack The Block (Mixtape)


Before Talib Kweli unleashes his highly anticipated album Prisoner Of Consciousness he linked up with Z-Trip to release thia mixtape with features from Black Thought, Styles P, Posdnuos, Lil Weezy, Mac Meezy and more.


Download: Talib Kweli & Z-Trip - Attack The Block (Mixtape)

9.02.2012

Knocka - You Ready (Video)



When I heard there's an artist hailing from the East Side of Harlem with a Hell Rell co-sign I expected to hear some slick yet gritty, soundtrack to the streets type music and I gotta say after giving this a few listens Knocka delivers on all fronts here. First he rocks over a beat sampling The Fugees' "Ready Or Not" before going acapella with the great Ruga Rell standing by, nodding his head in approval throughout.

9.01.2012

Stalley - Last Day On The MT f. Rashad (prod. Cardo)


Stalley has decided to revive his Songs By Me, Stalley series and for the first release he enlists frequent collaborator Rashad for the hook and Taylor Gang famed producer Cardo on the beat. This is some perfect outdoor weather music for your Labor Day weekend festivities.


Mikkey Halsted - Pain f. Cocaine 80's (Video)



Chicago's own Mikkey Halsted drops some hometown visuals for this heartfelt track from his recent Don Cannon hosted project Castro.

LG - I'm Good f. Bonka & Tief (Video)



Shout out to LG and everyone else repping 10 Dayz, STVC and Ollie On Freret in this video.

Ruby Hornet & Soundscape Studios Present: Closed Sessions Vol. 2 (Mixape)


Closed Sessions Vol. 2, presented by Ruby Hornet, Soundscape Studios & MTV2, has been a long time coming and every leak we heard made it more and more anticipated. A wide array of established veterans and rising stars contributed to the project including Action Bronson, L.E.P. Bogus Boyz, Mr MFN Exquire, Rockie Fresh, Freddie Gibbs,  Raekwon, GLC and many more.




Download: Closed Sessions Vol. 2 (Mixtape)