Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Video : Don't Forget About Me | August Alsina

While I'm out here on the grind
lookin out for me
all my homies saying
Dawg, don't forget about me...


August Alsina releases a new visual by. Payne Lindsey on this New Years Eve for one of his personal tracks off Downtown: Life Under the Gun.  The video features cameos from 2 Chainz, Jeezy, Chris Brown, Kenny burns + more.  I can never listen to this song at the end.. it tears me up.  However, I will say..I think this is his best video to date. 
Watch below:

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The Votes are In: Top 5 Albums of 2013?

2013 is almost over!  Apart of the annual tradition, a few submitted their opinions on the top  albums of the year.  Some submitted their album lists, as well as the top songs and mixtapes.  The responses get more and more interesting each year.  I love it.  Check out the Top 5 Albums of the 2013 year  after the jump! : 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Mixtape : The Soul Tape 3 | Fabolous

Fab drops the highly anticipated third installment, The Soul Tape 3, today @ 12:25PM as promised. 
Merry Christmas everyone.  
Listen below:

Rover | Elle Varner x Wale

I'm gonna make you feel like you never
touched a girl before
when I come over tonight ...

On Christmas Eve, Elle released a new sexy track which may fall on her upcoming sophomore album featuring DC's own Wale.  
Listen below: 

Previous Post: Video - I Don't Care | Elle Varner

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Soulful Christmas (EP) : BJ The Chicago Kid

New music from BJ the Chicago Kid right before the year ends :-) Through 6 tracks, he delivers ‘A Soulful Christmas’. It includes one feature from the awesome Jerreau of Fly Union on ‘My New Christmas List’... in which his verse sounds like a fast forward to present of their song ‘Don’t Call’. While Christmas music isn’t really my cup of tea, BJ gives indeed a soulful twist to the norm… filled with various emotions, poignant vocal rips, and grit. Whether sipping brown liquor, cleaning the house, or just wrapping gifts, this EP is a perfect sound for the holiday season. Listen below:

Previous Post: Honey - BJ The Chicago Kid

Monday, December 23, 2013

Mixtape: #MikeWillBeenTrill | MikeWiLLMadeIt (Hosted by. Future)

Keeping up with his 23 theme, MikeWillMadeIt releases his mixtape today, the 23rd, as promised. The 25 star studded tracks feature artists such as Big Sean, Hov, Gucci Mane, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, 2 Chainz and more.
Listen below:

Time Warp...2000 : Who Run It | Three Six Mafia

Circa 2000.
It's funny.. this was our theme song for my graduating class of 2005. During 'spirit' week, we were really walking down the hallway deep as all hell in our class color (Orange).. I'm yellin 'Who run it!?' and they yellin back ' '05 !!' like we about to take over LMFAO. I am literally cracking up at the memory. Asses should have been in class, but hey it was spirit week and we had something to prove. LOL smh. My school was hood anyway...def couldve made a movie about it.
On a more serious note, Lord Infamous (who is also DJ Paul's half brother) passed away this weekend due to a heart attack. They found him in his mother's home dead :(. This time warp is dedicated to him. Condolences. #RIP

Cherish the Day | King Chip x Domo Genesis

Keepin it real
No fakin til you make it
That’s some hoe shxt...

Let me tell you, when I first saw the title and art work… I thought to myself he HAD to have used the Sade’ sample . Had to. After pressing play, I found to my utter desires, he did. It wasn’t the sample expected either… it’s a nice lil loop taken from towards the end of Sade’s track once the beat breaks down.
The lyrics. The production. NICE.

Video : Pink Crush Velvet | Raheem Devaughn

I don't wanna tip toe around
Just gon dive right in...

DC's own, Raheem Devaughn, releases a super sexy black, white, and pink themed video for a track off his latest album, A Place Called Loveland. Heemy a lil freak huh? ;-) It's a treat for both sexes below. Perfect for this rainy day.

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Currensy - "JetFlix : Signature Strawberry" (Short Documentary Film)

A boss need to get a muhfxckn condo or sunt'n out here...this too much love...

Another short documentary 'JetFlix' film. This one follows Spitta & friends on their TV decked road trip journey to Austin & Houston, Texas and Mobile & Birmingham, Alabama. I was half sleep this morning, until I watched this. Live... rapping all the words like I was at the show too. His fans truly love him and he reciprocates it just as much. Check as he signs autographs on papers and Jordan's, welcomes doobies from the audience, and daps up any fan while he has time. I can't reiterate this enough. Spitta will forever be the coolest...on stage and off.
Edited & Photographed by C.J. Wallis. #birdseyeview

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Video : Blow | Rocky Diamonds (Prod. by. Zaytoven)

I pray to the Lord that he keep me safe
No snakes in the way...

The latest visual for Minnesota kid, Rocky Diamonds. Two for two in my book. Keep this one on your radar...
Check it out:

Previous Post: Myself | Rocky Diamonds

Video : Sing About Me (Part 1) | Kendrick Lamar x Eddie Peake

My mind is really distorted...

Here's Kendrick's latest visual off his current Good Kid, M.A.A.D City album.
Watch below:

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Video : Me and Mine | Chase N. Cashe x Casey Veggies

Ask my shorty I got chill bones
I’m trill tho...

I meant to post this last week, but got sidetracked. The footage of his last trip to the beautiful Los Angeles, fits perfect with the tone of the song. Ca$he Rules EP out now.
Watch the Scion A/V official video release below:

Friday, December 20, 2013

Timeless | The Internet x Nicky Davey

Attitude is right forreal
Can’t get you outta my mind girl...

YES. On this unseasonably warm Friday, The Internet graced fans and the waves with a new smooth groove. Not sure where this will land so just a loosie for now.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Devil is a Lie | Rick Ross x Jay-Z

I saw the announcement this morning on twitter and immediately smirked. I have been waiting for this track to release. I didn’t imagine it would be released this soon. The joys. I promise I'm going to play this song out before the month is over.
Here’s one of the most highly anticipated tracks off Rozay’s upcoming album, Mastermind.
Listen below:

Nardwuar vs. Chance the Rapper

Accompanied by a cigarette and random laughter, Chance the Rapper experiences his first interview with the incomparable Nardwuar. He discusses owning a tobacco field in North Carolina, his mom throwing out his College Dropout cd as a youngster because it was explicit, rap group Crucial Conflict, being an intern for President Obama’s campaign in 2008, drunk and throwing up on Kendrick Lamar and more. Nardwuar knows all.
Sn: Chance mouth tho…. :-D

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Sh!t (ATL Remix) | Future x Pastor Troy x Young Jeezy x T.I.

After just releasing a remix on Tuesday, another has hit the waves. This time around it features a few Georgia all-stars : P. Troy, Jeezy, and Tip. You already know how crunk this one is. Listen below:

Jay-Z Launches Comador Cigars...

Jay-Z is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to expanding his brand. For a project reported as two years in the making, Mr. Carter presents to world a new luxury Comador Cigar line, made by a general Cigar Company exhibiting the prominent Cohiba label. According to the official website, the cigars are made “by the master blenders of Cohiba” in the Dominican Republic.

A box of 7 cigars, contained in a hard-sided matte black house box confidently displaying the brands crest, will run you about $210.
For more set prices and information, please visit the website HERE

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ghetto | August Alsina x Yo Gotti

Initially, this song was released with a feature from Rich Homie Quan on August's 'Downtown: Life Under the Gun' EP. However, this version is set to appear on Alsina's debut album in Spring 2014. I, personally, like the first version better. What do you think? Take a listen…

Related Post: Video - Ghetto | August Alsina x Rich Homie Quan

Got Me Some More | Wiz Khalifa

I only been here 3 years
and made more than you in 10...

Wiz serves up another track release from his upcoming album, ‘Blacc Hollywood’.
Listen below:

Walk N Live | Wale (Prod. by. DJ Relly Rell)

If I was Anglo-Saxon
You bastards would have me with Oprah...

And that's real.Folarin kept his promise from yesterday's interview and dropped some new heat on Funk Flex show last night.
Press play…

Previous Post: Video - Wale addresses 'COMPLEX' mag spaz during Personal Intervention on Hot 97

Party | Slaughterhouse (Prod. by. Cardiak x Just Blaze)

No you ain’t getting no bxtches
You busy being one...

One thing you can never discredit Slaughterhouse from is BARS. These dudes SNAP effortlessly every single time. Listen to their latest release, 'Party', produced by Cardiak and Just Blaze..

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Memo | Sir Michael Rocks

I'm ballin, did you miss the memo??...

Prod. By. Reno, Cool kid Sir Michael Rocks delivers his first single from upcoming album Banco… dropping in 2014. Put this in rotation below:

Previous Post: All- Sir Michael Rocks

Video: Wale addresses 'COMPLEX' mag spaz during Personal Intervention on Hot 97

Absolutely, I think It’s personal."…

As many of you may have already heard last week, Wale found out he was not on COMPLEX’s Top 50 albums of 2013 list and SPAZZED. He called up to one of the mag editors and gave him a piece of his mind along with a few threats. Yikes. Of course, that recording {yes everything is on record} of the phone conversation was released shortly after. On my own twitter timeline, I observed people tweeting their thoughts on the move and all were negative. Wale goes into detail about how folks have this and that to say about what they would do.. but they weren’t in the situation; they are not him. At what he described as his own personal intervention (and once you listen, you’ll see why), I totally agree..that this was indeed somewhat a intervention. It was similar to watching an episode of Iyanla, Fix My Life, seriously.
He stopped past HOT 97 morning show with Ebro and Rosenberg to voice his thoughts on why he reacted the way he did, along with COMPLEX influencing his beef with Kid Cudi, Why he even cares that he was omitted from their list and how it made him feel “worthless” , On people feeling he is a jerk (describing the culture here in DC as a reason for him being ‘Socially Awkward’), His temper and more. Throughout this interview, he does more than point fingers and pat himself on the back; he shows vulnerability, passion, and self-reflection… something most people wouldn’t and don’thave the balls to do in the public eye. At the end of the interview, Wale shares he will be releasing a new record on Funk Flex show tonight…in what he describes as containing a “The dreads that haven’t been clean in like 7 months flow”. Keep a look out for that. In the meantime.. listen/watch the interview below:

Sh!t (Remix) | Future x Drake x Juicy J (Prod. by. MikeWillMadeIt)

I’ll call Michael Jordan up
And Mike will make it...

I don’t know one person that really knows the words to the original track, but when it comes on in the club..Mannnnnnnn. That ‘tear the club up’ loop is a perfect addition to the background (although Juicy isn’t apart of three six anymore .. I digress) because that’s exactly what happens when the DJ spins this. Future steps back from verses on this one and just maintains the hook while Drake spits subliminal shots at folk with Juicy J up to follow. This remix will appear on DJ Esco’s No Sleep mixtape which drops at 3PM today. Listen below:

Video : The Monster | Eminem x Rihanna

Em delivers a dope concept video of him revisiting his old videos and performances (but rapping this song) while leaving a shrink visit. The shrink is played by no other than feature Rihanna. I’m not sure how he was able to pull this concept off (i.e. green screen or what) but it turned out perfectly. Check it out below:
Sn: Almost 1.7 views in 15 hours. Wow..  

Previous Post: Video - Rap God | Eminem

Time Warp... 1996 : Ride the Rodeo | Crucial Conflict (feat. Toi)

Circa 1996.
I haven't heard this song in yearssssss. I'm surprised I was able to remember that much of the lyrics. I did, however, remember the parts me and the homies use to laugh at when the video came on. They are stilll funny lol. It's no denying that this beat bumps though. I might have to throw this one on the pod. Matter of fact, I might just run the album in full today...

Rihanna is the new face of Balmain ..

”In front of the camera, she makes you feel like she is the only girl in the world...” – Olivier Rousteing, Balmain Creative Director…

Rihanna has added another notch to her fashion ad campaign belt. While previously serving for Armani Jeans, she now is the new face for the French fashion house designs of BALMAIN. The style icon will appear in the forthcoming spring/summer 2014 campaign, which will appear in magazines starting January 2014.
Second high fashion designer to assign a woman of color to front their ads, in less than one week. Yes!

Word of the Week... CATHEXIS.

Nothing wrong with expanding your vocabulary and knowledge of words.  Who knows when you may encounter or need to use them..    Here’s the word of this week:

Cathexis .
Noun- 1. The investment of emotional significance in an activity, object, or idea.
2. The charge of psychic energy so invested.


Try using it in a sentence.  

Satellite Flight | Kid Cudi

Get a clue
The vibes all around you...

The first track release from Cudders Satellite Flight: Journey to the Mother Moon EP, which will drop only with 24 hours notice. Listen below:

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Mixtape : Fresh Veggies | Rockie Fresh x Casey Veggies

Rookies in the game, Fresh and Veggies, kept their promise and dropped their collaboration mixtape today.  This is far from a drag.  Containing 10 tracks, both trade verses  (reminiscent of a revamped Chris and Neef of how well they compliment each other) over some pretty fly beats from Hit-boy, Lunice, Jahlil beats etc. just to name a few.  The tape, also contains features from OverDoz., Juicy J, Ty Dolla $ign, and Kirko Bangz.  You can tell these two have something to prove by the effort and content of their bars.. and that is that they are here to stay.  Bump this in your speakers from start to finish.  Give it a spin below:    

Earth | Mac Miller x Future

She got me sober off of conversation…

Rumor has it that this track was a leftover from Mac's, Wathcing Movies With the Sound Off, album. Apparently though, it made the cut for his upcoming, Live from Space, with the Internet. A super laid back track featuring Future. Listen below:

Mac Miller - Earth brought to you by Hotnewhiphop

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s.o. to AshO.

{Personal Post} PHOTOS :: 'Yeezus' Tour.. DC show.

Photo via FabEmpire

Thursday, November 21, 2013. Verizon Center. Washington D.C. Not necessarily what I would call a ‘good day’. There were countless encounters with foolishness all the way from the morning through work through me getting ready up until I was at the concert and Kendrick brought Wale out for a surprise brief performance of ‘Clappers’ (who looked quite yummy btw). The show started promptly at 730 which is RARE. I missed some of Kendrick’s set trying to stop by the rest room and also grab my wine before sitting down. He performed the singles of course along with ‘Money Trees’, ‘Backseat freestyle’, and the banger ‘M.A.A.D city’ which always gets me to acting a fool (you should see the vid of me at Made in America this year when he performed that). When Kendrick went off… and the lights were back on to switch the stages, the world of technology took over. Over 90% of those attending were on their phones; even those who came with friends were on their phones and chattering. I myself, who of course went dolo, have HORRIBLE service in there for some reason so my phone usage was limited as far as texts and social networks go. What to do? Ah…let’s sip the drink!
I just happened to read a review of the Yeezus show in LA from a random blog. It was veryyyy intriguing. That particular show took place the weekend before Halloween. He talked about how people came donned in various costumes and the creepy music they played in between Kendrick and kanye’s set. He went over how it set the tone of the night: Eerie. 

While ours took place the week before Thanksgiving, that didn’t take away from them playing that same music. For about 45 minutes while they were setting up the stage set for Ye’…the creepiest music played over and over. Already a somewhat spooky smokey scene (from what may have been from either ye’s move to set the tone or the lights … or my contacts were fogged, shit idk), imagine a mix of Michael Myers’ Halloween theme song playing in different versions continuously. O_O. I recorded a video there because I HAD to have footage to show those exactly what I was talking about. After about 20 minutes.. I noticed there wasn’t as much chatter. People weren’t on their phones as much. Just looking around. Disturbed now, eh? Lol. Moods had started to change, clearly. It was evident… the music, whether people wanted to admit it or not, had started affecting people. THEN without notice..

Video : Drunk In Love | Beyonce x Jay-Z

Slid the panties right to the side
ain't got time to take drawls off
on site...

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Video : Killa | Maad*Moiselle x ASAP Ferg

Treat me like a queen because I’m shining like I’m gold...

The 5'10 fashion model moves forth with her music platform with hot new track 'Killa'. While 'Moiselle toured Europe with German based pop group, MADcon, her new tunes have seem to make its' way to the U.S. waves. Look out for her new EP, Indigo, set for release at the beginning of 2014. #GetMaad.

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Peach Moon EP | Bobby V.

Bobby V is back on the scene with his new 6 track EP entitled Peach Moon. This is like a jazzy set of one song transitioning flawlessly to reflect different angles of love. I really hope this gets the attention it deserves. I've listened to it quite a few times already. Well done Mister Valentino.
Listen below:

Video : Social Experiment | Chance the Rapper

With little budget, experience or time for preparation, the team and I put together this #SocialExperiment Tour 2013. My first Tour. 43 shows. 18 person crew. 4 piece band. 1 Tour bus. 1 raw ass RV. This video represents positivity, love, friendship, musicianship, support and a whole lot of hard work. Big thanks and a Merry Xmas to every single person that made this possible, and everyone else who supported me like crazy this year. ”
– Chance

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Video : Blue | Beyonce x Blue Ivy

When you open your eyes
I feel alive...

She has the internet going nuts! On top of her album release, Bey released one of the music videos features : Blue featuring her daughter Blue Ivy {Jay-Z makes a cameo as well). The video was filmed while she was in Brazil for 'The Mrs. Carter Show' world tour. Watch below:

Previous Post: Beyonce surprises fans; released NEW album at midnight

s.o. to Global Grind

Beyonce surprises fans; released NEW album at Midnight ...

I didn't want to release my music the way I've done it. I'm bored with that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans. There's so much that gets between music, the artist and the fans. I felt like I didn't want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it's ready and from me to my fans.” – Beyonce…

What a PLEASANT surprise. I don't think any of us saw this coming. Just a few hours ago around midnight, Bey shocked fans all across the world as she dropped her new self-titled album on iTunes. No promotion. No lead single. No warning. Just a quick instagram video post with the caption "Surprise!". This album is what Bey likes to describe as a 'visual album'. It includes 14 songs and 17 videos. While it is currently only available on iTunes, manufacturing for the album began today and her team promises fans that it will be released in stores just in time for the holidays. Now all of those who talked trash about her not having 'new music' can have several seats :-). Check for the official tracklist below:

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Video : Everything Was the Same | Fabolous x Stacy Barthe

Still.. I don’t owe these nxggas nothing
Put that in a nxgga will.

The first visual from Fab's upcoming third installment, The Soul Tape 3, which drops on Christmas @ 12:25PM. The simplicity of the black and white video allows you to focus on the lyrics. He is definitely a master at wordplay. Listen below:

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Video : Schoolboy Q and his Daughter announce official #OXYMORON release date

As many of you have noticed, Oxymoron would not be seeing the year of 2013 as we all once thought; confirmed when Q mentioned in a verse on ‘Shot you down (Remix)’ that the album would be pushed back til January 2014. However, there was never a given specific date… until now. Q took it to an official video of he, his cutie daughter Joy, and a phone call to deliver us the official release date. Nice. Watch below:

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Mixtape : The Abstract and The Dragon | Busta Rhymes x Q-Tip

The highly anticpated collaboration mixtape is here. Through 28 tracks, the two friends both revert back to their musical history by delivering their classic hip-hop vibe accompanied by a few features of Redman, Big Daddy Kane, Lil Wayne, Missy Elliot and more. You will find a few records of their work over the years along with some new ones mixed in the bunch. Take a listen below:

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Video : Celebrating Life | Rockie Fresh x Casey Veggies (Prod. by. Rob Holladay)

We don’t talk about it
We do the damn thing…

Vegs is killing the waves this week as far as the feature mentions' goes. Any who, this serves as the first track release from their upcoming collaboration project, Fresh Veggies, which drops 12/16.  

Previous Post: Video - God is Great | Rockie Fresh

Time Warp... 2011 : Fallin' | Pac Div

Circa 2011.
My homie Jerm tweeted one of the bars to 'Take me High' yesterday (in which I finished in my mind) and the song was stuck in my head for the rest of the day. That rolled over to this morning, and I couldn't shake 'Fallin'. This song always has me reminiscing all crazy with a smirk. Ahhh.. that summer was great for one reason. On top of that, you can’t deny the Div's effortless flows over the 'Prototype' flip. Heat. Btw… Mania STILL goes; one of the best mixtapes that dropped that year.
Enough of the chatter tho.. Press play…

Video : Don't Come Around | Yo Gotti x Kendall Morgan

Tell him that a real bad bxtch get her own
so that money can't buy her...

This is one of the trillest songs I've heard in a while this year. Directed by Eif Rivera, Yo Gotti focuses on domestic violence in the home for his new visual 'Don't Come Around'.I AM in stores now.

Video : I'm Leanin | Meek Mill x Travis Scott

You can't fxck wit everybody
Cause everybody ain't at ya muthafxckn level...

This track can be found on Meek's Dreamchasers 3 mixtape.
The video stills should give you an idea of what the visual offers. Trippy x3. Watch below: