The Stop

"I spit that uptown-body-rock-rolley-hop, and will a nigga ever shut me down? prolly not. Cause ever since I was a young lad I crushed emcees, kickin' ass takin' names at the trolley stop."

- Jay Electronica

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Completely Uncalled For

Completely Uncalled For - barats and bereta

hahaha, here's a vid to lighten up your day. Check out their site if your bored and in need of something to laugh at.

Preach the gospel

Praverb - The Gospel is Free (Mixtape)

1. Bury Me An Emcee
2. Looking At Your Freeverse
3. Lost Ones Freeverse
4. Door To My Life Freeverse
5. Da Grind Freeverse
6. Righteous To Go Freeverse
7. I Dont Know Officer Freeverse
8. Go Crazy Freeverse
9. Milk Em Freeverse
10. Here We Come Freeverse
11. Lovely Morning Freeverse
12. Never Enough Freeverse
13. Throw Some D's Freeverse
14. Religion Is Rap Snippet
15. Christ Cypher (V.A.)

I'm not gonna lie, I'm not that much of a religious person, so I'm pretty surprised at myself for downloading this. Praverb is a Christian Hip Hop artist who doesn't disappoint. Even if you arent that religious like myself I can guarantee that you will like this cat. He rhymes in such a way that you wouldn't think he does Christian Hip Hop. Check it out for yourself. Also be sure to check his blog! Look out for his album called Center Of Attention.

Get It!

Lupe debuts a new track off LupEnd!!!

Track starts around 1:13. Props to FSD.

Lights out Guerilla Radio!

Rage Against the Machine at DNC 2008.

Share me with your friends!

So I recently added a subscribe button if you haven't noticed. Just a few minutes ago I added a share feature where you can add me to your favorites, myspace, facebook, etc. Check it out. Subscribe to me, add me to your favorites, or vote for me if your feelin the blog. Or do all three if your really feelin' the site! haha. Thanks in advance.

Keep rockin fresh,


Travis Barker and Kid Cudi

Travis Barker is an amazing drummer. Here's a live performance of Day 'N' Night with Barker on the drums. Big ups to H.E.R.

Gotta Eat (unofficial)

A fan made video for Gotta Eat by Lupe Fiasco.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

F*ck Has Day

Has-Lo - F*ck Has Day (EP)

1. Prelude
2. Calibration
3. Fuck Has Day
4. The Usual Way
5. Unsigned Emcees
6. Hands
7. Molotov Cocktails
8. All's Fair

Has-Lo is signed to the same record label Canto I is, Outbox Records. He's pretty lyrically blessed, and pretty good at producing too, since he produced this free EP by himself. I'm looking forward from some more stuff from him soon, check him out for yourself. Drop me a comment, let me know what you think of him.

Get It!

The Day The Earth Stood Still

A remake of the 1951 film.

"I do still love H.E.R to death"

Canto I - While You Were Sleeping

1. 6:00 AM
2. They Think They Know
3. One Two
4. Pardon The Dust
5. The Flats
6. Same Ole' Thing
7. To the Sky! (ft. Has-lo)
8. I Do Still Love H.E.R.
9. Death Connection
10. Current Status (ft. Lacy Redhead)
11. While You Were Sleeping
12. Progress
13. Lets Get Up (ft. Tree woodz)
14. Ps (Note to Self)

those 2 brothers from Vegas I told you about? They're back with another amazing self-production entitled While You Were Sleeping. Canto I is not known to anyone...only a few heads have been actually graced with their music, and I am here to give you the opportunity to culture yourself haha. Their music is defined simply as "headphone music". This album is very insightful in many ways, as Canto I speaks on life, the music industry, etc. Canto I comes with their usual head bobbing boom-bap beats, and their extreme lyrical capacity. One thing that surprised me was their use of the concept track. In the song I Do Still Love H.E.R. they tackle the classic concept of using a metaphorical woman to describe their love for Hip Hop as in Common's I Used to Love H.E.R. In Death Connection they play around with the concept of addiction and the evils of drugs by describing a relationship between the dealer and the addict. They also use the same concept in The Flats, except the addiction is to gambling. Good stuff. I highly recommend this album, but the thing is I'm not giving you a download link because of their unpopularity. You're going to have to buy this album. Sorry guys. These guys really deserve the support for all their hard work, plus the CD is only $9.99 and it comes with some cool art work and what not. You can preview most of the tracks after the jump to decide whether you'll buy it or not.

Get It!

I love 2na sandwiches

Who doesn't like this heavy deep bassy voice from Jurassic 5? I know I do, he's known to be a pretty amazing guest artist.

Speech ft Chali 2na and Jahi - Start Spreading the News

What wrong with Elevator Music

Sene - Elevator Music (A Collection of Rejected Excellence)

[See track listing above]

I've had Sene in my archives for a while, but I never really listened to him. I think I'll start now haha. Here's what Sene has to say about this free compilation...

A Collection of Rejected Excellence is a series (CORE SERIES) the homie Blu started with his release of “Lifted.” This release “Elevator Music” follows suit as a group of songs without the fast food traits of a mixtape. This is just a collection of music I’ve made and liked..Songs from scattered releases and imports. Blended together. Check it out and hopefully yall enjoy; maybe get to know me a little better… - Sene

Get It!

"8 is enough"

I'm not very into politics...I can barely stay awake during my American Government/Economics class in school, but never the less, here's a little piece of history. Barrack Obama is the face of the new America. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, our next president of the United States.

P.S. - I don't even think Rock the Bells got this much of a turn out.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Missing ELements 6

"Ok I know I’ve been on the funny tip lately, but i had to hit ya’ll with this one. STDs can be pretty funny sometimes, when I made this track I thought of the South Park movie song “it’s easy MmmmKay.” So I decided to make something for the kiddies if I was teaching Sex Ed."
-Black ELement

Black ELement- "Sex Ed" featuring T-Payne

"I bring you murder in the first"

Lupe the Killer! Another unreleased track.

Lupe Fiasco - I Know Why

Mos Definitely?

Mos Def is coming back? It's not the best he's put out...and it's nothing special either.

Mos Def - The Glow

Murs 4 President trialer

Ahh that silly Murs.

"80 bars of pure hip hoppery"

Whoa, whoa...this guys actually pretty good, well he better be since he's signed with Big Boi on Purple Ribbon. Check his Myspace too.

Kyle Lucas - Johnny Quest Think Ima Sellout

Coca Kicks

Yum. I don't know why, but I kind of have a thing for brown Nikes...

Via Kicks On Fire

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Half of everyones favorite villain.

Here's a new track off Madlib's newest project, WLIB AM: King of the Wigflip. Look out for that on September 30th.

Madlib ft MED & Poke - The Ox (805)

Fun DMC!

Here's the official album art and track listing for Fun DMC. Click the picture to enlarge.

  1. The Swan Fever
  2. Step Bacc
  3. Up Yo Spine (Live At The Fishbucket pt. 3)
  4. Ste. For Peter Pt.1 “The Fun”
  5. Ste. For Peter Pt.2 “The Grind”
  6. Anotha’ (BBQ)
  7. The Ultimate 144
  8. Letter 2 c/o Bronx
  9. Party Enemy #1
  10. Enjoy
  11. Gamin’ On Ya
  12. Critical Condition
  13. The Wiz
  14. People Riddum
  15. California
  16. Love’s Theme #1
  17. A Baby
  18. Same Beat (The Wesley Rap)
  19. D
  20. The Mike & Chris Story
Look out for the album, set to drop next month!

A very sociable DJ

45 - Hello Friends

1. Hello Friends
2. Struttin'
3. Searchin' ft. Tasita D Mour
4. The Night Life ft. Steph Pockets
5. Underground Superstar ft. Yu Sakai
6. Interlude Italiano
7. Tokyo Jazz Freak
8. Once Again
9. Wa
10. Can You Say Yes? ft. Marcellus Nealy
11. P. Simon
12. Solitude
13. Hello Friends (Lark Chillout for A.Y.B.Force Remix)

So I've had this for a little while, and it's pretty dope. I don't know much about the artist 45, but I do know that he's another dope DJ/producer straight out of Japan. The album is mainly instrumental with a few guests here and there. Overall this album is worth a download, I don't really have much to say about it...I guess I'm feeling kind of lazy today, but it doesn't matter the album's really dope, download it.

Get It!

First things first...

People Under The Stairs - Step Bacc/The Wiz (CDS)

1.Step Bacc
2.Step Bacc (Clean)
3.Step Bacc (Instrumental)
4.Step Bacc (A Cappella)
5.The Wiz
6.The Wiz (Clean)
7.The Wiz (Instrumental)
8.The Wiz (A Cappella)

First things first kids. It's been known that PUTS is about to drop their 5th album Fun DMC. I would like to grace you with the first 2 singles off the album, along with their instrumentals and acapellas. I as soon as I saw this, I have no idea how excited I am right now. Enough talk, heres the link!

Get It!!!

Thanks to Heaps at MS for this!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Mos Def freestyle

Mos Def - A Millie Freestyle

Courtesy of 2dopeboyz

Missing ELements 5

You know the drill.

Black ELement - "Presidential Paradise" (Prod. by BBoySpaz)

" Whenever I had a bad day as a kid, like any other child I would drift away into my own fantasy world where everything I wanted was available to me. I revisit that world of total freedom and no limits as a adult, where I'm in charge and there are no rules. If I was on a island and could take a few things..."
-Black EL

Its only common sense...

That Common is coming back out with another dope album! No one knows when though, so stay tuned for updates on Invincible Summer.

Common ft Pharrell - Announcement

Thank you for flying Air Questo!

Here's a ?uestlove Tee to match your Air ?uestos, that is if you were lucky enough to get them. Click here to buy.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Murs 4 Prez!

Murs at the Democratic Convention. haha.

There's gold beyond them hills!

Here's an update on the always classic Common Market. I just got word of this Mp3 via e-mail. It was taken from their up and coming LP Tobacco Road. It's some pretty dope stuff. Look out for their album release 9/9/08.

Common Market - Gol' Dust

Have you ever been to heaven at night?

Behind the scenes at Kid Cudi's video shoot for Heaven at Night! I cant wait!

Vote yes to Barack Obama!

John Legend performing his newest song at the National Democratic Convention 2008 last night.

John Legend - If Your Out There

Good Morning

this would be more apropriate if i had posted it in the morning, but's all good.

Kanye West - Good Morning

Monday, August 25, 2008

Blue Berry J's

"Blue Berry Jordans"


Big ups to Francis Vallejo.

KRS-One on [phoney rappers].

KRS-One speaking some truth.


From the writer of Fight Club, Chuck Palahnuik, comes Choke. nother cult classic book, made into a cult classic movie.

We Here

Check this unreleased Dilla beat. This should lighten up your day. Illa J comes correct over his brothers beat. This is coming off his next release Yancey Boys LP.
"We Here is a celebration of waking up every day. Why not live out your dreams, why not try? Of the lyric ‘Let’s go crazy/ You saw Purple Rain’ Illa J explains: “It’s like Prince asking ‘Are we gonna let the elevator break us down?’ Naw, let’s go all out! One of the things I learned from my brother is that you don’t get that much time, so make the most of it. That’s why I’ve decided to dedicate my life to doing what I love: music." - Illa J
Illa J - We Here (prod. J. Dilla)

Props 2dopeboyz

Blackstar 2?!?!

Mos Def chatting with Kanye about his next solo album, and yes you read the headline right, the second (and final) Blackstar album! No lie, if you think I'm kidding, watch the video, Mos Def says it himself!


Haha, here's a track from 88-Keys featuring K. West off the forthcoming album The Death of Adam.

88-Keys ft. Kanye West - Stay Up! (Viagra)

Missing ELements 4

Self explanitory...

Black ELement - (Oh Shit We Goin…) Down!?!?

Leave It All Behind....well most of it, Webisode 2!

Webisode 2 for the new foreign exchange album is up. Click the picture for the jump.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

For those who love Lupe Fiasco...

Here's an entire clothing line called "I Bump Lupe Fiasco"

For the gentlemen:For the ladies:
Click the pictures for the link to buy.

Hangin with The Cool Kids

Stay tuned for the Delivery Man video!

The video that never happened

Apparently this is the story board for an animated music video for the song I Rock by The Cool Kids, but it never got finished...

An artistic post.

Just Blaze (Jared Fiorino)

Bus Ride (Jared Fiorino)

Soul Chameleon (Jared Fiorino)

CRS (Francis Vallejo)

Nas (Francis Vallejo)

The New Era (Francis Vallejo)

"Hit 'em like comic books, kaboom pow pow"

Since there's been a Hip Hop drought lately, I think I'll fill you guys in on my interpretation of this Kid named Cudi. So I've been listening to Kid Cudi non-stop lately. I don't know what it is about this cat, but the music that he makes is so different, it's like a vacation from the norm. I can't really explain his music, It's so catchy that you can't stop listening to him. According to his website, his music "fuses alternative rock, hip hop and occasionally R & B, to form feel good and emotionally conscious records." Now I'm not saying that he's the best lyricist I've heard this year (that has to go to Jay Electronica, sorry Cudi) but his music does have this sort of hypnotic quality. I can guarantee you that you will find yourself singing along after a couple of listens, I know this from experience haha. If you don't believe me check out his myspace, and download his mixtape. I believe that Kid Cudi, along with, Jay Electronica, The Cool Kids, Wale, and a few other up and coming artists are going to provide a new and different dynamic for Hip Hop. Look out for this cat in the future, he's going to be big.

Feel free to leave me comments on what you think about him, or this post.

"I hear them talking pimpin' they like who this Cudi nigga? I am the epitome of what you aim"

Saturday, August 23, 2008

City Lights are always extremely bright

Nicolay (of Foreign Exchange) - City Lights Vol. 1.5

1. Theme From "city Lights"
2. Intro
3. Fantastic
4. Light It Up
5. City Sounds
6. Indian Summer
7. So Far
8. Band Practice
9. Hey!
10. Dy-No-Mite
11. Memory Lane
12. Sunshine Life
13. The Sopranos
14. We Can Fly
15. Theme From "city Lights" (Bonus)
16. Springtime In The City (Bonus)
17. On Ice (Bonus)
18. There's No Guarantee (Bonus)
19. Victory (Bonus)
20. "city Lights" (Reprise) (Bonus)

Ahhh, Nicolay....Nicolay....where do I start? I'd like to start out by saying that Nicolay is one of the best Dutch artists out there, along with Arts The Beatsdoctor, Skiggy Rapz, Pete Philly, and Perquisite. This is the type of music you listen to on a rainy night while driving through the city. If you can't imagine how great that would sound, then you need to get this and try it for yourself. That pretty much describes this entire instrumental album, chill beats created for your listening pleasure.

Get It!


Here's the newest track that leaked off Jay-Z's newest project with Kanye. S.L.U. (Swagger Like Us). The sample comes from a M.I.A. song. As much as I hate Lil Wayne...sigh...I still have to post this. I mean it's got Jay-Z, Kanye and T.I. (one of the few mainstream southern artists I like, along with Outkast and Ludacris) . Although I do have to say I hate that voice thing that Kanye and Lil Wayne have taken on from T-Pain...who I also dislike very much haha.

Jay-Z, Kayne West, Lil Wayne, & T.I. - Swagger Like Us

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Fall of Rome

I knew this would come one day. What's successful emcee without his own clothing line haha. Lupe the Fiasco is coming out with his own called "Fall of Rome". It's bound to be pretty expensive so brace yourself when you see the prices but for now here's what we know about the line so far...
Colorful rapper Lupe Fiasco is set to go all-black to launch a new fashion line. All items in the rapper’s upcoming Fall of Rome catalogue will be black - and that’s all the hitmaker will wear once the line hits the market later this year (08). He says, “When your game is to sell clothes and for people to believe in you your brand and to push your brand, you keep your game fare on.” And Fiasco, real name Wasalu Jaco, tells Complex magazine his new fashion line even has an historical origin: “The logo for it is this broken statue that was pushed down when Rome was invaded; it represents the decay of beauty. I give my clothing a story. I create a purpose for it.”

Missing ELements 3

It's Friday, you know the drill. Black ELment released another track peep it. This one is a political joint.

Black ELement - Loose Change

Greenlight means go!

John Legend ft Andre 3000 - Greenlight

The Man on the Moon is back at it.

Check out this new track I found over at H.E.R. It's just a track that he was featured on, but as usual he kills it. The main artist is called K. Sparks, and hes not bad at all. I might look into him.

K. Sparks ft. Kid Cudi - Take 'Em High

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Choice is yours.

Choice37 - Diligence

1. People Music
2. Conversate ft. Kero One & El Gambina
3. Wings ft. Braille (of Lightheaded)
4. Tomorrow ft. Othello (of Lightheaded)
5. Love Vs. Vanity
6. Search
7. Balance
8. Piece ft. Blu
9. Rhythm
10. Take Your Time ft. Aloe Blacc
11. Back to Cuba ft. The Earl & Lauren Santiago
12. Hope ft. Lauren Santiago
13. Part of Me ft. Jung
14. Conversate [Remix] ft. Kero One & El Gambina
15. Wonder

Wow...I can't believe I've never heard of this guy Choice37. This album is great, it's everything that I love in an album, plus more. It's got jazzy chill beats, ill lyrics from Choice (as well as the guest emcees), and great production. Thanks to Heaps at Musical Schizophrenia for enlightening me. I just downloaded it, and I'm already posting it, that's pretty rare. I only do that with albums that deserve it, and this one really deserves to promotion. I dont know much about this guy Choice37, except that his album is an instant classic! And that he's from a group called The Longevity Crew (I'll be checking them out too). His music is very similar to that of Surreal, Lightheaded, and etc; VERY jazzy in its content. It's very refreshing to hear something this good. Download it, you wont be dissapointed.

Get It!

Murs For President

Here's a new leak off of the Murs For President album dropping this September.

Murs - Me & This Jawn


So it seems that Mountain Dew has put out their own label called "Green" and The Cool Kids are the first to be featured on it. Don't worry they are still signed to Chocolate Industries, this label is just for singles. The track is hot, try not to burn yourself.

The Cool Kids - Delivery Man

Props to Jay at The Morning Tilts

Wale in the studio

Another Wale studio video.

So meannnnn and viciouss

Another unreleased track from Lupe. Mean and Vicious is pretty common among Lupe's songs, but this is the remix featuring Naledge on the beat.

Lupe Fiasco ft Naledge - Mean and Vicious (remix)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

School of Hip Hops [Foreign Exchange] program

Foreign Exchange - Connected

1. Foreign Exchange Title Theme
2. Von Sees
3. Raw Life
4. Hustle, Hustle
5. Let's Move (Feat. Big Pooh)
6. Nic's Groove (Feat. Big Pooh)
7. Be Alright (Feat. Median)
8. Sincere
9. Brave New World
10. The Answer (Feat. Kenn Starr, Oddisee & Sean Boog)
11. Come Around
12. Happiness (Feat. Big Pooh)
13. Foreign Exchange End Theme
14. All That You Are (Feat. Median)
15. Be Alright (Nicolay's Easybreezy Sunday Afternoon Remix)
16. Call
17. Downtime (Nicky Troutman's Bounce To The Ounce Remix)

I just dug this one outta the crates after a long time of having it collect dust, and now it's time for the review. Foreign Exchange is a collaboration between Phonte (of Little Brother) and a producer hailing from the Netherlands called Nicolay, hence the duo's name Foreign Exchange. This album is another chill out classic (Best of section here we come!). Nicolay lays down some laid back beats for Phonte to do his thing over, and Phonte comes correct on every beat. Phonte speaks on many different things, including happiness, and love; very down to earth lyrics which can be easily related to. The production of the album is very soulful, you can taste the passion put into it. Nicolay's production is quite simple, it doesn't have many samples in it, it consists more of vocals in the backdrop, heavy bass, drums, and snares, all wrapped up into a relatively slow tempo. To me this album is ideal for nighttime listening. I highly recommend this. Don't sleep on it like I did.

Get It!

*A special thanks to my brother for encouraging me to listen to this album.*