8.31.2012

The Underachievers ~ Leopard Shepherd

Da Youth is gettin' Conscious... #SALUTE.da.Young.7'z!!
The Underachievers present their fourth single as a treat for all of their LIGHT family out there. Off the upcoming mixtape entitled INDIGOISM. Produced by Dreamrite.
Grab the MP3 HERE

On a Divine Mission 
N@GA don't get left Behind
 E L E V A T E Ya Thinkin Young GODZ 
 Smoke Loud. Dream Free. and Live Large!! 
Respect KARMA, Keep progressing and Get Far 
F@CK da skies, the Limit is Da Solar...

LUPE INSIGHT ON CHICAGO RAP SCENE ON #RAPATTACK

Lupe Fiasco Says Fellow Chicago Rapper Chief Keef "Scares Me"

Rock Mecca ~ Pirate Radio Star ((Album))

Pirate Radio culture and Hip Hop culture have a lot in common. Both were born out of necessity and a lack of resources. Both also came out of a need for unfiltered expression. In Hip-Hop’s early days, the lack of musical instruments caused rappers to “borrow” from established songs in order to make a name for themselves. In the same way, pirate radio “borrowed” bandwidth space from established stations to broadcast their own shows. This project merges the independent, rebellious spirit of both cultures and crown Rock Mecca as its star. 

Pirate Radio Star means just that, to be yourself (Pirate Radio) and be the best at it (Star). Not trying to fit in but to carve a place for yourself and shine. The album is fourteen tracks of passionate, infectious Hip-Hop and Rock Mecca’s first release.

ScholarMan ~ Acclimate Remix (Video)

Remix of the original Acclimate track from 2012 album Worth Fighting For.
 Produced by ScholarMan. 
Grab the MP3 HERE

Roc Marciano ~ Sweet Nothings Real


NEW ROC MARCIANO SWEET NOTHINGS PRODUCED BY ARCH DRUIDS!!!

J-LIVE ~ “AS I START (OVER)” (VIDEO)

The original "As I Start" is the intro skit to J-Live's latest album "S.P.T.A. Said Person of That Ability". On "As I Start (Over)", J revisits the track with a verse to bring people up to speed on things.
Purchase this track HERE

Desho Bronson ~ Micro Womb


THEBLKHANDS ~ Downtown f. Skyzoo (Video)


THEBLKHANDS get Skyzoo for the visual to their third single, Downtown.
Grab the MP3 HERE

The Underachievers ~ Herb Shuttles (Video)

The Underachievers present their third music video installment for "HERB SHUTTLES". Their mixtape "INDIGOI.S.M. Is slated to release SEPTEMBER 11, 2012. 

Grab the MP3 HERE

8.30.2012

Big Boi ~ She Said OK f. Theophilus London & Tre Luce (Video)

Big Boi’s album Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors is set for November 13.

Nas ~ ‎Bye Baby (Video)

 Life Is Good is out now!

SpaceGhostPurrp ~ Mysterious Phonk ((Instrumentals))


Yuna ~ Live Your Life (MELO-X MOTHERLAND GOD MIX)

Fresh off his trip from Malabo Equatorial Guinea, Africa and with his collaborative album with Jesse Boykins III called "ZULU GURU" dropping via the Ninja Tune Label, MeLo has a new take on beats, rhythms and life and is ready to share with you his experiences in one of the best ways he knows how. A REMIX... or better yet.. a GOD MIX.
 


YUNA!!!

Lyriciss ~ My Life (Video)

Lyriciss and director Jamaal Teagle take you on a tour through the ups and downs of Lyriciss' life. "My Life" is the first music video from Lyriciss' latest project The Balance: Heart EP Producer Slimkat78 flipped Roy Ayer's "Sunshine" and Mary J Blige's "My Life"for the soundtrack to Lyriciss' life.

The Reminders ~ Born Champions Album Teaser

'BORN CHAMPIONS' Album release date September 18th, Here is the first teaser.

Knxwledge. ~ WrapTaypes​.​Prt3



Brother Ali ~ Mourning in America (Video)

Album in stores 9/18. Produced by Jake One. 
Buy song on iTunes: HERE

This is the title track to my new album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color. The first half of the album highlights and critiques the dire situation in which we live. The second half outlines the tremendous opportunity we have to re-imagine and reform our society. This song is an observation and a critique of our culture of death and murder. From actual war zones around the world to our own inner cities where this summer's death rates rival war zones. I also address our national hypocrisy regarding violence. We have a zero tolerance policy of violence committed against us, but we're a lot more lenient and patient when it comes to the violence we commit. "A life is a life and a killer is a killer". -Brother Ali 

Sha Stimuli ~ The Savior



#8 of 12 #TheRentTapeSeries

8.29.2012

King RA ~ What You Know About That??? (Foot On They Necks V1)(Video)

Jersey bred Emcee/MC King RA proudly presents Week 7 of The Summer Heatwave Video Series. We are thankful to all who have joined the event and supported King RA's efforts to add on to hip hop this summer. This week King RA drops another tough 16 that is replay worthy. Enjoy

Grab the MP3 HERE

Flying Lotus & Napalm Clique ~ Flying Lotus & Napalm Clique (EP)



A collaboration between soundbending producer, Flying Lotus, and California Hip Hop crew, The Napalm Clique.

EvitaN (Jarobi & Dres) ~ Hot Damn (Video)

The Native Duo continue to bring stellar Hip Hop to the table. Here they combine to set it off on the Bazooka Joe/Marc Lawrence produced Hot Damn .. borrowing from a couple of anthems from their respective groups. Video Directed/Edited by Omar Akil

Skyzoo ~ Theo VS. J.J. (Dreams VS. Reality EP)




AWAR ~ Dreamin' feat. Antonio Mclendon (Produced by M-Phazes)

The latest leak from NY's break through star AWAR has him lucid dreaming of winning Grammys while R&B star Antonio Mclendon croons the mantra, "Work All Day, Hustle All Night" with M-Phazes star power production. This single has all the chemistry of a radio hit. AWAR's "The Laws Of Nature" is available NOW 

The Holy Order (Sene x ScienZe x YC the Cynic x Soul Khan) ~ The Holy Order

 Lead single off the New NYC SuperGroup's upcoming EP


Showbiz & AG ~ Every Time I Touch The Mic f. OC & Frank V

First leak from the forthcoming Showbiz & AG (DITC) album "Mugshot Music" featuring OC and Frank V.

Immortal Technique Speaks On Ghostwriting, The Glamorization Of Drug Dealing & More (Video)

http://www.hardknock.tv Exclusive in-depth interview with Immortal Technique at Rock The Bells . Part 1 starts with Technique talking to Nick Huff Barili about Ghostwriting's place in Hip Hop, Nas Allegations and public's expectations of Rappers vs Actors. "No one is going to come up to Al Pacino and say Tony how many kilos you got?". As the interview continues Immortal addresses glamorization of drug dealing in rap game, corporate sponsors at Rock The Bells pushing things that are not healthy for our community, being independent and Lyricism coming back. 

Cashus Flow ~ Lamplighter’s Delight LP


Zion I ~ We Don’t feat. Grouch & Eligh

Zion I come through with their new joint “We Don’t” off of Shadow Boxing, 
which is set to drop on October 2nd.
Produced By Amp Live and Timeline

AfroPunk 2012 Featuring Erykah Badu Pt.3 (Video)

ELAQUENT ~ “PARALLEL” (VIDEO)


From the Parallel EP.

MICHAEL JACKSON ~ “WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE” (J.PERIOD REMIX)

In honor MJ’s birthday, J.Period pays tribute with the exclusive single release of “Wanna Be Where You Are (J.Period String Remix)”, featuring previously unreleased (and never-before-heard) vocal takes from a young Michael -- clearly in his prime -- plus new orchestral arrangements by J.Period. The track is the latest release in J.Period’s "Man or The Music" Collection, a series of MJ Tributes released as part of Spike Lee’s annual “BK Loves MJ” event series in Brooklyn.

8.28.2012

Toki Wright ~ Hell On Earth (Free Verse)



Toki Wright free verse over Mobb Deeps 1996 single for "Hell On Earth"

Planet VI ~ The American Nightmare ((Album))


The artists formerly known as Rock City have found new life as Planet VI, and to further cement their new identity group members Uptown and A.I. have released their SMKA-presented American Nightmare album.

 The 19-track free album, which serves as a follow-up to their last mixtape The American Dream, features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, Aleon Craft, Curtis Williams, Jarren Benton, Scolla, Skyzoo, Verse Simmonds, Wiz Khalifa and more, along with production from Anonymous, DJ Burn One, SMKA, Tha Bizness and others. 

Block Exchange ~ World’s Famous (Video)


Murs & Fashawn ~ Slash Gordan (#Video)

Murs & Fashawn go on a sci-fi adventure for the lead single
off their upcoming album, ’This Generation,’ out 9/25
Song Produced by K-Salaam & Beatnick

Casual Ft. Del The Funky Homosapien ~ Respect Game Or Expect Flames (Video)

Casual's new J Rawls-produced album "Respect Game Or Expect Game" is now in stores everywhere. On the title track, Casual joins forces with Del The Funky Homosapien for a 2012 Hieroglyphics anthem.

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Torae ~ Off The Record (EP)

“I worked very hard on For The Record and recorded a lot of tracks with different producers. Some songs didn’t make the album, not because they were wack, but because I didn’t want to over-saturate the project and storyline. Off The Record is something for true Torae fans. Songs that deserve to be heard. Think of it as the For The Record, Lost Tapes,” ~Torae

Get it HERE

The Foodchain ~ Because of This

KMG Presents The FoodChain Summer Series WEEK 10 release… “Because of This”. As the season AND this series draws closer to completion, a bangin-ass-left-coast-laned sound scape courtesy of John Qwest Lewis II provides the backdrop for "Because of This". One over which FC emcee's Champion SoundKilla Black and FL (winner of TDE's recently held best verse contest), let loose a barrage of "rewind that" imagery (F_ck "goin' ham", "goin in" and yo couch basically... n_gga we snappin' over here).

Rapsody ~ Kind Of Love f. Nomsa Mazwali [prod. 9th Wonder] (Video)

TA-KU ~ RE-TWERK ((Instrumentals))

A collection of orginals ϟ reworks ϟ remixes.

JOEY BADASS & PRO ERA FREESTYLE ON PITCHFORK SELECTOR

A$AP MOB ~ LORDS NEVER WORRY ((MIXTAPE))


ASAP Mob release their new compilation mixtape Lords Never Worry with some assistance from Raekwon, Jim Jones, Danny Brown, Gunplay, Flatbush Zombies, Gunplay and more.
Track list and download link below.



Rapsody ~ The Idea of Beautiful ((Album))

The Idea of Beautiful. features production from the legendary 9th WonderAMP, Khrysis and more, along with guest features from Ab-SoulRaheem DeVaughnMac Miller, The Cool Kids, BJ the Chicago Kid and others. 
The The Idea of Beautiful: Deluxe Edition is now available for free stream and direct purchase exclusively via The DJBooth.


8.27.2012

GAME REBELLION featuring NINJASONIK ~ GTFO (Video)

Dwele ~ Obey

 Greater Than One, which drops on tomorrow.

Skyzoo ~ FGR (First Generation Rich) (Video)


Off of Skyzoo’s upcoming Theo vs. JJ (Dreams vs. Reality)
which drops this Wednesday (August 29th).

Jon Connor ~ Never Left (Video)

Jon Connor drops a new visual for Never Left off of all original project "While You Were Sleeping" available for download online.

Ras Kass ~ Sushi (Video)

Off the upcoming EP "P.U.M.A." coming soon.

DJ JAZZY JEFF ~ LIFE COLORS ((MIXTAPE))

Presented by LRG and Complex Magazine, Life Colors from legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff is a sonic representation that thinking differently and aiming to change the status quo is something that never goes out of style. Harnessed over 40 tracks that spans both the old and new - including tracks from the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Santigold, Slum Village, J Cole, the Pharcyde and many more - the iconic DJ serves as a willing tour guide to bridge the gap between black and white thinking and a colorful renaissance.

TALIB KWELI ~ “FLY AWAY” F. JESSICA CARE MOORE

So I'm starting to get excited about this mix tape I did with the homie Z-Trip, Attack The Block. We will release it one week from today, but I want y'all to be as excited as I am so I am releasing another preview. There was a great response to To The Music last week, so I hope y'all enjoy this one as well..Shout out to Jessica Care Moore for the incredible poem at the end. And calling Attack The Block a mere mix tape is not doing it justice. These rappers these days put out anything and call it a mix tape. Not me. Z-Trip is a true master. This is a mix tape you can put on in any situation and let rock. Get ready for cutting, scratching, and thoughtfulness on a mix tape. Attack The Block. 9-12. ~ Talib Kweli

TrixCity ~ Strong Willed (Video)

 From the ''Art Of Facts'' mixtape.

Polite ~ HIStoryInthemakinG (Video)

BLING47 BREAKS DILLA EDITION: Waajeed ~ E=MC2

Not sure if I should say this but….FUCK IT!  I’ve never been one to bite my tongue. This is easily top 3 Dilla beats ever. YUP!! Today i’ll share with you the source material that made this beat possible, Giorgio Moroders “E=MC2“.
Amongst my crew this type of record was a NO-NO until Dilla proved us wrong.  This beat has several renditions prior to its reworking by Karriem Riggins for, “The Shining“.  I have my own ideas of its conception. I’m sure it was the rubber gloves. Hahahaha. Tell me what you think @jeedo
Enjoy!
Jeedo

Uptown XO ~ "OCCUPY DC" (Video)

Another beautiful visual from Uptown XO shot and directed by Ralph Lorenzo from the clctv . This is an important visual that reflects what XO stands for as an mc. "Occupy DC" will be on the upcoming mixtape and was based of the Occupy movement going on earlier in 2012. The video asks viewers to imagine a universe where knowledge is truly dangerous. It's a good glimpse of what's in store for XO fans.

Look for the upcoming mixtape "The Color Grey" (October 1st) and the new album "Colour de Grey" on Mello Music Group this winter!

8.26.2012

Knomind ~ Relax ((Instrumentals))



R E L A X 

Erykah Badu Performs At AfroPunk Fest With Yasiin Bey

Erykah Badu performs " Love Of My Life " with Mos Def, " On & On ", " The Healer ", and dances to "Beez In Da Trap" at Afro Punk fest at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn NY

8.25.2012

Ras Kofi feat Starchile ~ 'TINGS (Prod. Sol Messiah)



Spek Won w/ Dey & Isaac Hayes ~ Tryptamine


GODKINGZ ~ The Making Of A King (Produced By IMeanWar)

A song Produced By ImeanWar from Birmigham and a lyrics written and performed by Godkingz. The Making of a KinG is a deep concept cause it explain the process that each man go thru to become a strong image for the his people or the entire world.

Saba ~ Est. N19g4 feat. Jean Deaux

Off of the upcoming LP, Comfort Zone
Grab the MP3 HERE

The Stuyvesants Remixes



Dwele ~ What Profit (rmx) f. Phife Diggy (Video)

Official Music video by Dwele featuring the Return of Phife Diggy aka Phife Dawg (ATCQ) 

8.24.2012

Rapsody ~ Roundtable Discussion f. Mac Miller & The Cool Kids (prod. 9th Wonder)

Second Single from Rapsody's debut album "The Idea Of Beautiful"
 coming August 28, 2012 on Jamla Records.

Method Man ~ Built For This f. Streetlife & Freddie Gibbs

From THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS soundtrack album...
Method Man, Freddie Gibbs and StreetLife : "Built For This"
Produced by Frank Dukes. Music by the Revelations.
Executive Produer: The RZA

Common ~ "No Sell Out" (Prod. By No I.D.)


A A RASHID ~ WATER AND LIGHT IS MEMORY

Forgiveness Is Your Healing...
DREAMING ABOUT CHAOS I FOUND PEACE IN SOME FLESH THAT I CALL MINE. FOLDING IN ON ME MAKING ME LOVE MATTER MORE THEN SPIRIT AND THEN I FOUND OUT THAT THATS WHAT SPIRIT DOES. IT INVESTS IT SELF IN FLESH AND EXALTS IT SELF THROUGH GOOD DEEDS AND SECRET DEALINGS WITH HONEST SOULS WHO BRING GIFTS TO THE CHEST OF LOVES FREEDOM FIGHTERS. CHAOS IS A WOMAN WHO LOVES YOU MORE THEN SHE LOVES HER SELF AND HER SORROWS ARE WATERS WHICH PUSH PIRATES ACROSS THE SEA AND MAKE YOUR MISSION ONE OF THE CONQUEROR. BURN SHIPS NOT BRIDGES.

KNOW THE LEDGE MEDIA presents MOORS IN ANTIQUITY ~ THE SERIES

www.ktluniversity.com
ORDER NOW!!!!!
MOORS IN ANTIQUITY 4 PART SERIES 
MOORS IN ANTIQUITY 6OO PAGE STUDY GUIDE

DECLAIME ~ FAME (#Video)

Blazing hot commentary on the state of affairs surrounding the pursuit of fame. From the album FONK with production by Quazedelic. www.someothaship.com

Praverb & Soulmade ~ Progression (#Video)

U.S. based emcee Praverb and German based beatmaker Soulmade 
present the official video for “Progression”

Nas ~ Mastermind (Sourface Remix)



Nas ~ Life's A Bitch (Sourface Remix)


INSPECTAH DECK x MONTREALITY


Affion Crockett ~ Watch the Clone Vlog #1 (Video)

Nas asks Affion for a Nas impression on the spot. Pusha & Affion talk comedy & rap culture. WATCH THE CLONE album COMING SOON!!!

JJ DOOM ~ Guv’nor (Video)

DOOM raps the track GUV'NOR from his new album KEY TO THE KUFFS for a new mind-bending, split-screen video experiment directed by Ninian Doff as part of RizLab project #4... 

8.23.2012

Yes Noyes ((Album))


ADE RA Doin His Thing!!
SALUTE KING!!

Musicians: 
Luke Leavitt - Keyboards 
Dan Kleederman - Guitar, Bass 
Chris Connors - Guitar, Bass 
Ben Roberts - Drums 
Alex Goldberg - Percussion 
Will Healy - Trumpet 
Nate Torrence - Alto Saxophone 
Ade Ra - Vocals 
Stil.one - Vocals 
Andrew Katzenstein - Tenor Saxophone 
Evan Volow - Bass 
Tania Perez - Accessory Percussion, Kalimba

Check the video for Meet Halfway below

Tahir Jahi ~ All Y'all Do featuring Prince Po

Produced by Buscrates 16-Bit Ensemble 
Lyrics: Prince Po (BMI) 
Lyrics: Tahir Jahi (ASCAP) 
Mixed by Tony Minter

King RA ~ Bills, Bills, Bills (Foot On They Necks V1)

Grab the Mp3
Jersey bred Emcee/MC King RA does it again in Week 6 of the Summer Heatwave Video Series.
 The topic of this verse is something everyone can relate to who works hard and still can't pay the bills with ease. An interesting spin on Jay Z's song "Girls, Girls, Girls"

PRIM-ROC (DJ PREMIER & SA-ROC) ~ "BLACK ORPHEUS"



Lyrics:
Skin like a oil slick. he black sunlight I'm trapped in his orbit, absorbed by his portrait reminds me of gold coast kings a little Moorish with diamond studded stars in his earlobes for flourish. His minds electric turns me on when he go off. Erect mastabas when he build i call him show off. a humble genius he is ½ supreme I'm his compliment a perfect mate to round out the team. He so shango my sweet honey soothes thunder earth sign keeps his lightning bolts grounded. The fresh kid amber rings and denim vests his shell toes match the color of his specs its so incredible how love light's reflected I stay polished so he shining at his bestest. My omowale darling, my steven biko love, I conjure images of him when I speak of love

Ancient Alienz ft. Sutter Kain & Donnie Darko ~ Angels Of Death

Ancient Alienz’ off their upcoming Lp

Devine Carama ~ Verbal Shootouts

This is the 3rd leak off my upcoming Nas tribute project "It Was Rewritten" (produced by 2 Mello). This is our reworking of Nas' "Shootouts". The concept is a "verbal shootout" between God & myself. ~ Devine Carama

Bizarre Tribe ~ Runnin' (by Amerigo Gazaway of Gummy Soul)


   As we approach the one year anniversary of 2011′s award winning Fela Soul release, we’re pleased to give you a sampling from Amerigo Gazaway’s upcoming mashup project, “Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde”. Utilizing the original Jazz, Soul and Funk recordings sampled throughout A Tribe Called Quest’s extensive catalogue, Gazaway recreates classic productions – pairing his reinterpreted instrumentals with select vocals from West Coast “golden era” favorites, The Pharcyde. 

Release Date: 9.13.2012                                                                                                                                                                                             




Watch the teaser video below

8.22.2012

AP2P (All Power to the People) ~ "THE GHOST OF..." (Video)

Taken from the AP2P's "All Power To the People" album.
Produced by AP2P.
Directed, animated and illustrated by Davide DoctorGonzo Zetti.
Lyrics: M1
Music: Bonnot
Lyrics:
Im the ghost of Emmett Till
The Mu-hu-ha-ha Mau Mau
Boogie Monster creeping through your window with the pow-pow
Fright Night, Zombie in the daylight
Werewolf hanging from the tree in the moonlight (HOWL)
Strange fruit
Candyman in a Thriller suit
Amerikkas nightmare, Blackman bullet proof
bite your jugular with my fang tooth
homie hang loose
Fresh kill like a violated gang truce
Frankenstein, my indoctrinated mind full of war stories...Goree
Like an Island full Africans enslaved,
an ocean full of graves
Scary like Pet Cemetery
Pig badge on a klan robe
Nuclear radiation make the damn globe explode
Mother Earth is now a jack-o-lantern
The government is the phantom.

Lupe Fiasco ~ Bitch Bad (Video)



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