12.31.2012

G-Side - Listen To My Demo (prod. Block Beattaz)


To end the year on a proper note Codie Global of Slow Motion Soundz went ahead and liberated the most recent track ST 2 Lettaz & Yung Clova recorded together.


Joe Cool - Drivers Ed (Mixtape)


If you tuned into Joe Cool's breakout mixtape Cooley Hi then you know we're dealing with one of the most skilled artists buzzing in the game right now. To start 2k13 off with a major wave the Louisiana rapper/producer extraordinaire drops his new project for the masses. Joe has some serious aspirations on Drivers Ed and it pays off this is tape is superb and is not to be slept on. The new year is looking good for NewLA!




Download: Joe Cool - Drivers Ed (Mixtape) | Alt Link

12.30.2012

Charmingly Ghetto - Catching Feelings (Video)



With Kickz N Starez due out January 17th, hosted by TMB and Heyday Footwear, Charmingly Ghetto decided to release a new song/video combo for the holidays. This Sauce Fonda produced track definitely has me excited to hear the rest of the project.

12.29.2012

Jigg - Clapped f. PUSH! & L.E.P. Bogus Boys


Miami up and comer Jigg was very smart in his decision to feature both PUSH! and the Low End Professionals on this track everybody comes with it. "Clapped" will appear on Jigg's High Grade 2 dropping January 1st.


Action Bronson - Rare Chandeliers Live At Brooklyn Bowl (Video)



This video really makes me want to go to an Action Bronson show. Watch as the most entertaining rapper in the game comes onto the stage rocking an outrageous headpiece (that's the only way I can describe it) and then innocently throws his jacket off but accidentally whips it directly into the DJ's laptop which takes a nosedive. Bronsollino and The Alchemist's Rare Chandeliers is out now.

12.27.2012

Raekwon - Neither One Of Us Freestyle


The Chef goes in over Gladys Knight's "Neither One Of Us" to get us ready for the Lost Jewelry EP dropping January 8th.


CyHi The Prynce - Favorite Things (Video)



Here's a short film from G.O.O.D. Music's CyHi The Prynce, co-starring Pill, for "Favorite Things" which depicts the events leading up to a robbery staged by CyHi and his crew. Look out for Ivy League: Kick Back dropping in January.

Flatbush ZOMBiES - MRAZ


New music from the ZOMBiES.


Scotty - Bucket Seats f. Big Sant (prod. DJ Burn One)


Two of the South's most promising rising emcees join forces with DJ Burn One for this cut in anticipation of their concert in Hotlanta this Friday. Scotty & Burn One's F.A.I.T.H. (Forever Atlanta In The Heart) is set to drop in January.


Download: Scotty - Bucket Seats f. Big Sant (prod. DJ Burn One)

12.25.2012

Troy Ave - White Christmas (Mixtape)


Brooklyn emcee Troy Ave has improved substantially with each project he's released culminating in the critically acclaimed Bricks In My Backpack 3 he dropped earlier this year. Today, he gives the fans a White Christmas present with this star-studded mixtape which should give Harry Powder a nice buzz heading into 2k13.



Download: Troy Ave - White Christmas (Mixtape)

12.24.2012

Curren$y - 3 Piece Set / A Closed Session (EP)


Leave it to Spitta to give all the Lifers out there an early Xmas gift in the form of this aptly titled 3 Piece EP he recorded with Young Roddy and producer Thelonius Martin. Jets fool...



Download: Curren$y - 3 Piece Set (EP) | Alt Link

12.23.2012

Sky Walker - Vintage Soul


While his latest mixtape, Highway, is still in heavy rotation new music from the homie Sky Walker is always welcome in the Winner's Circle. "Vintage Soul" is featured on Los Angeles based indie label KatHaus Records' Kompilation II mixtape which is available now.


12.22.2012

Max Minelli - Sway In The Morning Freestyle (Video)



Baton Rouge, LA's own Max Minelli recently stopped by the Sway In The Morning Show and did his thing over K.Dot's "Swimming Pools (Drank)". If you like what you hear Minelli's new mixtape The Killer Elite is out now.

Pro Era - PEEP: The aPROcalypse (Mixtape)


Since Joey Bada$$ first hit the scene this year and exploded with 1999 his lyrically-inclined-beyond-their-years rapping brigade has been along for the entire ride. On PEEP: The aPROcalypse Joey brings the whole Pro Era gang front and center into the limelight with him as they gear up for an even more productive 2k13. Great throwback style production throughout the tape comes from Lee Bannon, Statik Selektah, branUN DeShay, Thelonius Martin, Chuck Strangers & more.



Download: Pro Era - PEEP: The aProcalypse (MIxtape)

12.19.2012

Scotty - S.S.D.D. (prod. DJ Burn One)



After making some serious noise this year with The Jiffy Cornbread Experience, Atlanta and Cool Club's own Scotty has announced that his highly anticipated project with DJ Burn One, F.A.I.T.H. (Forever Atlanta In The Heart), is set to drop January 2k13. "S.S.D.D. (Same Shit Different Day)" is the first release from the tape and it's as smooth as it gets I'm uncontrollably head-nodding right now.

UPDATE: A week after the audio's release, Scotty brings his single to life with a crisp set of visuals.


Roc Marciano - 76 (Video)



Roc Marci shoots a short film with a throwback feel to go along with one of my favorite tracks from one of my favorite albums of the year, Reloaded.

Chuck Inglish - Four 12s f. Da$h & Retch (Video)



This track has the classic Cool Kids vibe and newcomers Da$h and Retch both come through with impressive verses. "Four 12s" can be found on the new album Loosies from A-Trak's label Fool's Gold.

Action Bronson - Westwood Crib Sessions Freestyle (Video)



While on tour overseas Bronsollini stopped by Tim Westwood's spot and rapped very well over some classic instrumentals.

12.17.2012

Freddie Gibbs - The Hard f. Dana Williams (Video)



Gangsta Gibbs brings one of the standout tracks from Baby Face Killa to the next level with some intense visuals portraying a colleague of Gibbs who gives the crew up to the police. Just like with "BFK", this is more like a short film than a music video as the Gary, IN native continues to kill the game on his own terms.

12.16.2012

Starlito - Funerals & Court Dates (Mixtape)


Earlier this month we posted a compilation tape from Starlito and producer Coop and now to celebrate his birthday the Nashville native drops a new mixtape out of thin air for all the fans. Production and features come from DJ Dahi, Soundtrakk, Young Chop, Cy Fyre, Killa Kyleon, Young Dolph and more.




Download: Starlito - Funerals & Court Dates (Mixtape)

Grip Plyaz - Purp, Wind & Fire (Mixtape)


Elusive Atlanta emcee Grip Plyaz finally drops his long awaited project Purp, Wind & Fire and it was definitely worth the wait. With slamming production throughout and features from Rittz, Trinidad James, Aleon Craft and more this is one of the best tapes to come out of South this year.



Download: Grip Plyaz - Purp, Wind & Fire (Mixtape)

12.13.2012

The Cool Kids - Champions (Video)



Talk about a pleasant surprise. Out of thin air, after all this time Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael drop the visuals for one of my favorite Cool Kids songs ever which appeared on Gone Fishing back in '09.

12.12.2012

Ab-Soul - Only 1



"I'm Kendrick Lamar on a acid tablet"

Ab-Soul is crushing any beat he comes into contact with lately, this time Willie B's production is the victim.


12.11.2012

J NICS & DJ Burn One - DarkSide (Mixtape)


I first discovered rising Miami emcee J NICS through the almighty DJ Burn One co-sign and from his wildly impressive single "Wonderland". I had possibly unfairly high expectations for the project based on that song but I played DarkSide front to back today and let's just say J NICS is gonna be a real problem in 2013. The tape's stellar production is handled by Burn One throughout and making cameos are Gangsta Gibbs, Scotty, SL Jones, Bernz & Wrekonize.


12.10.2012

DJ Wally Sparks, SPKSMEN & TSS - SPKSMEN Vol. 1 (Mixtape)


Widely respected DJ Wally Sparks links up coming SPKSMEN & TSS to present this mixtape, consisting of brand new material start to finish from a who's who of all your favorite rappers.




Download: DJ Wally Sparks, SPKSMEN & TSS - SPKSMEN Vol. 1 (Mixtape)

12.08.2012

Hollywood FLOSS - Trill Living f. SL Jones


While we're still jamming to The Legend Continues Hollywood FLOSS is already plotting his next move as he releases the first single off his upcoming EP Power Moves. As the title suggests FLOSS and SL Jones join forces for some trademark country rap over a Ric And Thadeus beat sampling the late, great Pimp C. Check out a second new track from the Houston emcee in "Brand New" featuring the one and only Jackie Chain below.




12.06.2012

Roc Marciano - Deeper (Video)



To be honest all I've been listenting to lately is Roc Marci's Reloaded and this track is just a glimpse into the endless amount of complex, fly raps you'll hear on the album.

Boldy James - Nautica Yacht Club



Boldy Block posts up and rides a moped around his native Detroit in the final set of visuals from Consignment: Favor For A Favor. Look out for an EP from Boldy before he releases his highly extremely project with The Alchemist.

Le$ - Prayer (Video)



Boss Hogg Outlawz representative Le$ comes through with a new video that makes this heartfelt track somehow feel even more sincere. "Prayer" can be found on his latest mixtape The Struggle Continues.

Stalito - Produced by Coop: The Starlito Tape


Criminally underrated Nashville emcee Starlito links up with producer Coop for this compilation release with features from Young Buck, Yo Gotti, Don Trip and more.




Download: Starlito - Produced By Coop: The Starlito Tape

12.03.2012

Trade Voorhees - Horror Movie Kid


Vegas emcee/producer extraordinaire Trade Voorhees has always been able to infuse his love of horror flicks into his music but I don't know if he's ever done it better than this. Over some haunting, boom-bap inspired production Trade compares himself to R.L. Stein, proclaims to be the poltergeist of rap and suggests you play his music with a night-light on. If you like what you hear make sure to head over to TV's website and get familiar.


Download: Trade Voorhees - Horror Movie Kid

Mike WiLL Made It - I Hit That f. Gucci Mane & Juicy J


Radrick and The Trippy One go in on this ground-shaking, glass shattering beat from Mike WiLL Made It who's riding a serious wave right now. Mike's Est. in 1989 2.5 is out December 24th and look out for Juicy J's Stay Trippy to drop early 2k13.


12.02.2012

Redman - White People Are Rioting Freestyle (Video)



Reggie is back and goes in over some masterful Erick Sermon production in this new song/video. Now we just need "How High 2".

12.01.2012

Tiz - Fight Song f. Lotta


While he puts the finishing touches on his forthcoming project No Hobby Queen City emcee Tiz links up with fellow NC native Lotta to bring us the inspirational "Fight Song". Both of these guys make it clear on this track that there is no backup plan and if they keep making music like this I don't think they'll need one. No Hobby is on the way and Lotta's Final Fantasy is out now.


Blanco Caine - Front My Move (Remix) f. Tree & Mikkey Halsted


Two of Chicago's finest join buzzing up and comer Blanco Caine on the remix of "Front My Move" which will appear on Blanco's upcoming mixtape White America.


Ab-Soul - Absolute Assassin


Black Hippy's own Ab-Soul gets tapped for the latest entry in the Soul Assassins Freestyle Sessions and to the shock of no one he murders this WorldWardDrew produced track.