SOL MESSIAH and SA-ROC: God Hop Radio




AIYE #32: M1 of dead prez & mikeflo present: M.A.M.A. Vol. 1 featuring D’banj, The Very Best, Estelle, D’angelo, LL Cool J, R. Kelly, Youssou N’Dour and more. Stream and download this  Earbuds below.

Mara Hruby ~ Simply Beautiful

In the month of November, 2010, Mara Hruby released her debut EP entitled “From Her Eyes”. Exactly two years later, this November 30th is the mark of the first release she has exposed since her golden introduction to the world. Simply Beautiful is exactly what her new song represents, pun intended. Covering Al Greens “Simply Beautiful”, recorded in the Love Den, Ms. Hruby has engineered, arranged, and produced this soul evoking tune, playing only objects found in her home, accompanied by acoustic guitar played by Nate Mercereau & Steve Wyreman. Listen closely and you will hear her playing spoons, loose change, a metal buddha head with a safety pin, and scratching against a scarf. This raw release is a thank you to all that have supported me in my journey of “From Her Eyes” with love and light. Welcome to her heart, home and soul.

Bilal ~ Too High

New music from the soulful Bilal
off of his new mixtape The Retrospective

Chrisette Michele ~ Can The Cool Be Loved? f. Dunson & Bilal (Video)

A fun lil Audiovisual Presentation Konee Rok and I drummed up. The concept is "Prisoner of a Still Picture" Dunson and I are stuck in the iconic photography of Audrey and the great Sir Davis. We pose in these lyrics, the question, "Can The Cool Be Loved?" From our Art to Yours... Enjoy ~ Chrisette Michele

Audrey Hepburn mixtape dropping Dec. 8.

Dead Prez talks Information Age / Career Growth (Part 1) (Video/Build)

Out Da Box TV is proud to bring you Part 1 of our exclusive interview with veteran hip hop group "Dead Prez". A couple months ago we got the chance to speak with Stic Man and M1 regarding their latest album "Information Age" as well as their individual development and growth as artists. The group also took the time to speak on the effect of Barack Obama's first term (what we should've learned?), as well as the issue of apathy and violence re-occurring among young americans. As the interview progressed, Dpz took the time to reflect on the success of their "Turn Off The Radio" mixtapes, as well as their loyalty as a group, remaining comrades/partners in music for so many years. 


Cappadonna f/ Solomon Childs ~ 'Rap Is Like Crack' (produced by J. Glaze)

Cappadonna, returns with his own forthcoming double-CD, 'Eyrth, Wynd & Fyre,' which will be released in January 2013 on RBC Records.
Cappadonna’s “Eryth, Wynd & Fyre” will feature production from Stu Bangas, J. Glaze & G-Force (among others) and feature guest appearances from Solomon Childs & Sav Kills.

Chaundon ~ Skyline ft. DJ Flash (Video)

Jammington Out Now!

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Substantial ~ See Hear ft. Steph the Sapphic Songstress [prod by Algorythm] (Video)

Action Bronson @ The Fox Theatre Freestyling



#11 of #12 in "TheRentTapeSeries"

Redman ~ White People Are Rioting Freestyle (Video)

Jay-Z's Road To Brooklyn: The Look (Video)

JAY Z's Life + Times takes a listen to what people are saying -- pro and con -- about the Brooklyn Nets' logo and uniform, and explores its evolution from concept to final design.

My Africa Is Skype Sessions: Delphine Fawundu-Buford (Video)

At My Africa Is we want to change the way the world sees the African continent. Our skype sessions feature individuals who can help give insights on various topics. In this episode, we speak with Delphine Fawundu-Buford, a photographer who has been documenting the music scene in West Africa, and most recently teaching a self portrait workshop to female photographers in Lagos.

Flying Lotus ~ Tiny Tortures (Video)

 New video for Tiny Tortures, taken from Until The Quiet Comes


Prince - Rock and Roll Love Affair (Video)

The fabulous amazing Prince is back !!!
Enjoy the Video of his brand new hit single "Rock and Roll Love Affair"
out now on Purple Music 

Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X ~ 'Black Orpheus' (Video)

MeLo-X & Jesse Boykins III visual for 'Black Orpheus' feels like ancient African Gods teleported to the 21st Century. In this piece the duo deals with the issue of leaving the one they're with for someone new.

'Black Orpheus' taken from the album 'Zulu Guru', out now on Ninja Tune.

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Jon Connor Feat. Brandon Barz ~ Still Here (Video)

Brand new video off of the mix tape "While You Were Sleeping". All Original Music
Download here: http://www.datpiff.com/Jon-Connor-While-You-Were-Sleeping-mixtape.374177.html
Directed by: Justin Hopgood

Wise Intelligent ~ I SAID IT [Prod. by Masada] (Video) [@wiseintelligent ]

Grab the I SAID IT single on  iTunes Now!!!

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El Negro Guerrero drops 4/26/13

TA-KU ~ “WHERE” ((InstruMental))

Taken from the forthcoming debut of Ta-Ku on Jakarta Records. To be released in late january 2013.

Marley Marl 'Classic Recipes' ~ Recreating Eric B. & Rakim 'Eric B. Is President' w/ Akai MPC

Marley Marl is unquestionably one of the greatest producers and DJs in hip hop history. His influence and importance to hip hop are undeniable, and his innovative productions and pioneering use of sampling helped define the genre. Marley Marl has produced beats for some of the music's finest MCs including Big Daddy Kane, MC Shan, LL Cool J, Biz Markie, Roxanne Shante, Kool G Rap, Nas, Rakim, and Masta Ace.

In the second installment of Marley Marl 'Classic Recipes,' he shows you how he produced "Eric B. Is President" in 1986, the debut single for legendary hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim. Marl talks about meeting Rakim for the first time and discusses the collaborative process with Eric B. that would yield one of the most influential hip hop tracks ever. "Eric B. Is President" combines a bassline from Fonda Rae's bonafide 1982 club hit "Over Like a Fat Rat" and a beat from James Brown's 1974 hit "Funky President." Putting these two parts together was a bit tricky due to differences in tempo, but Marley resolved this problem by replaying the bassline with his trusty Casio CZ-101 keyboard instead of just sampling it.

In this video, Marley Marl recreates the entire track using his Akai MPC Renaissance to play a bass sound similar to the original, and using kick and snare samples from The Honey Drippers' track "Impeach The President." As always, Marley Marl drops priceless nuggets of wisdom and tips for young producers, including a beat programming technique he picked up from the original funky drummer Clyde Stubblefield and knowledge and words to live by from Rakim: "It ain't where you from, it's where you're at."




Yasiin Bey ~ “I Don’t Like (RE~style)”

Yasiin goes in over Chief Keef and Young Chop’s “I Don’t Like”.

Crate Diggers: Jermaine Dupri's Vinyl Collection (Video)

Crate Diggers profiles people with extraordinary vinyl record collections, with owners displaying and telling the stories behind their collections.

In this episode, So So Def's Jermaine Dupri talks about buying out a record store and working with everyone from Usher to Michael Jackson.

?uestlove’s 60min J DILLA Tribute Mix (Video)

The Roots’ ?uestlove was recently on Boiler Room, and DJed an hour-long tribute 
Legendary producer J Dilla. 

Grab the MP3 HERE

Hip Hop LEGEND Afrika Bambaataa Builds on the Roots of Hip Hop at Cornell University (Video)

Afrika Bambaataa made his first appearance on campus as a visiting scholar Wednesday, talking about the origins of hip hop. In this clip, he talks about the origins of the phrase "Hip Hop" and the principles of the Universal Zulu Nation, the international hip hop awareness group he founded.


NNEKA ~ Valley (Video)

Soul Is Heavy Out Now!

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MISTAH FAB ~ "ALL slaves" (Video)

available NOW
Produced by Beat brigade

T.I. ~ Sorry ft. André 3000

Go 3000...

Get "Sorry" ft. André 3000 on iTunes
New album "Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head" available December 18th.

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Malik Ferraud ~ What More Can I Do (Prod. Nefarious)

Official Website: http://www.MalikFerraud.Com   
Free Download

Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson ~ Nasty feat. Planet Asia ((Single))

Carhartts, boots, bleak weather, and a cold "Nasty" banger featuring Planet Asia.  
Apollo Brown chops a fiery gospel organ into an incendiary track that pulses with life. Guilty wastes no time turning into a microphone bully, showing just why he considers himself as nasty as black licorice. Cocky, brazen and above all ill, Apollo and Guilty are deadly enough as a duo but on this track they enlist their Left Coast brethren, Planet Asia, for a few bars of that west side grime. Fresno’s finest catches Guilty’s lob and slam-dunks his verse.

Homeboy Sandman ~ Illuminati (Video)

Homeboy Sandman’s First Of A Living Breed  Out Now

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Capital Steez ~ Blackkk Krown ft. Joey BadA$$, Dirty Sanchez, Rokamouth, CJ FLY & Dessy Hinds [prod by Joey BadA$$]

Hip Hop!

Wu-Block ((Album))

Wu-Tang Clan members join forces with D-Block for an album's worth of tracks

Yasiin Bey X Mannie Fresh: OMFGOD act 3

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) X Mannie Fresh join to create OMFGOD
Video 3 of 4 behind this epic collaboration. 
Watch them create. 
Full song / video coming soon.


Afu-Ra ft Sean P & Sadat X ~ Pussy Clot

Off Afu-Ra’s Body Of The Life Force Pt.2 

Sha Stimuli Ft. Focus ~ Famous ((Single))

1st leak off the upcoming “The Motion Soundtrack” EP. This will be the 11th installment of his “Rent Tape Series” and will be completely produced by Focus.

Saigon ~ Game Changer Ft. Marsha Ambrosius (Video)

Out Now!!

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Freeway ~ Sweet Temptations f. Nikki Jean (Video)

Purchase Freeway's "Diamond In The Ruff" on iTunes

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Danger Mouse Presents: Jay-Z ~ The Grey Album ((Album)) [Re-Mastered]

DangerMouse created a masterpiece.  John Stewart brought it back to life with a fresh re-master of the entire Grey Album project!

RZA Decodes “Unspoken Word” & “Protect Ya Neck” (Video)

Wu-Tang Clan leader and hip-hop production genius, The RZA breaks down "Unspoken Word" off his alter-ego solo album, "The RZA as Bobby Digital In Stereo" and his verse from Wu-Tang's break out hit, "Protect Ya Neck."

Wordsmith ~ The Limit (Video)

Bonus Track off Wordsmith's "King Noah" OUT NOW!

"The Limit" is a Song/Video touching on the possibilities of Suicide. Some people are faced with hard choices in their life and end up taking their life rather then finding another option to cope with a current problem. In this particular song finding GOD is the option that saves my life in the video!

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BLING47 BREAKS DILLA EDITION: Houseshoes - Sometimes

This the final post from our homie Houseshoes for Bling47 Breaks. It brings a two wonderful months of ranting and endless profanity. We close on another one of my favorite tracks Dilla produced, Sometimes (The Ummah Remix) by the Brand New Heavies Feat Q-Tip .  Always wondered where those rhodes stabs originated.
We’d like to thank Shoes for taking the time to do this. Be sure to get his new project “Let It Go” on Tres Recordings.


Ee'da ~ "Stimulate" (Video)

Shot around the beautiful city of Chicago
To purchase music go to : 


The Decoders ~ I Am the Black Gold of the Sun

Wax Poetics shares an exclusive free download of the Decoders' cover of the Rotary Connection joint, "I Am the Black Gold of the Sun," which was produced by the great Charles Stepney. The track features Loren Oden and Brooke De Rosa.
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Riding on the heels of their first single off of Vol. 2 (Walk On By) with its orchestral soul arrangements, the second single from Vol. 2, Rotary Connection's "I Am the Black Gold of the Sun," is an ode to the beautifully epic orchestral arrangements of producer Charles Stepney.
But this time, the Decoders have decided to venture into the Brazilian repertoire, incorporating Samba and Jazz elements into the group's psychedelic soul arrangement.  

K. Banger ~ Eastern Renaissance feat. Third Eye & Triple Beam

This track is from the album Stillborn Lives and is available for purchase on CD Baby here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kbanger

Atlantis Build ~ "Why is most asked by the 85"

This Build is about 'Colloquialisms'; Informal language, phrases, terms and jargon used by People that are specific to an Industry, Religion or Culture. In this Build I'm speaking on the Cultural phrases, "Why is most asked by the 85" and "Why is most asked by the Ignorant" that we use in our Nation (The Nation of Gods and Earths). I also elaborate on the importance of Actual Facts versus Beliefs, Feelings and Opinions and the difference between asking Why in comparison to What, Where, How, When and Who!


Kris Style: The Philosophy of KRS-ONE (Classic Build)

Part 1...
Jewelz from hip-hop legend KRS-One
This 8uild was conducted and directed by Dr. Tshombe Walker in 2002 at 36 Chambers. Dr. Walker is a scholar of Africology and a hip-hop historian. Students in Dr. Walker's Hip-Hop Worldview class at NYC College of Technology were bestowed with this rare knowledge.

Jay-Z's Road To Brooklyn: The Borough

On this episode of The Road to Brooklyn, Jay Z's Life + Times hears from the people who matter most -- the residents of Brooklyn who are welcoming the Nets to their borough. Is the team being welcomed with open arms, Brooklyn attitude, or a little of both?

Wu-Block ~ Drivin’ Round feat. Erykah Badu [prod by Termanology]

Wu-Block, the collaborative Wu-Tang/D-Block album from Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch, will be released this Tuesday.


F.Y.I. ~ Dopamine f. Those Chosen & Ab-Soul

FREE DOWNLOAD at http://fyipsalms.bandcamp.com 
A song from the forthcoming record, "Yo! The Places You'll Go"

Babygrande Presents: The History of Freeway (Mixed by Statik Selektah)

Babygrande Records presents The History Of Freeway, mixed entirely by the Showoff himself, DJ Statik Selektah. Statik picked some of the most popular as well as some of the rarest gems from Free's illustrious career to make the most comprehensive Freeway mixtape ever compiled.
Freeway's forthcoming album "Diamond In The Ruff" features guest appearances from Wale, Marsha Ambrosius, Vivian Green and more as well as production by Just Blaze, Jake One, Bink!, Needlz and more. Diamond In The Ruff hits stores worldwide November 27th on Babygrande Records.

Falside ~ White Noise (Video)

New video for “White Noise” off of East Toast project



Rik Cordero x Spike Lee ~ The World is Watching Basketball Documentary (Ep. 1)

"The World Is Watching" Basketball Documentary Episode 1 (Spike Lee x Rik Cordero)

"The World Is Watching" is a six-episode basketball documentary directed by Rik Cordero and narrated by legendary New York City filmmaker Spike Lee. The film features prominent teenage athletes competing in a New York City Basketball tournament called Battle of the Boroughs.

It features the best up and coming basketball players in New York City including rising star Maurice Harkless, currently playing for the Orlando Magic. As the players push their bodies to the limit, they must also live up to the expectations of their coaches, their families and their boroughs.

"The hallmark of Cordero's videos is his ability to tell personally resonant stories, and he brought this same narrative acumen to The World is Watching."

- Billy Fox, SLAM Magazine

Flying Lotus, Thundercat & Nameless ~ DMT Song [SavageRMX]

Devine Carama ~Thank You (prod by 2 Mello)

Devine Carama says “Thank You” to his fans with this new track produced by 2 Mello. He’s also giving away his entire catalog for free download now through Black Friday.

Today I’m releasing my entire 11 project discography, spanning from 2001-2012, for FREE via my Bandcamp page as a “thank you” to all the fans that have supported my music and my growth over the years as an artist. I felt what better day than Thanksgiving Day to do so! Including a bonus tracked entitled “Thank You” produced by 2 Mello who was responsible for the production of my recently released Nas tribute mix tape, It Was Rewritten. My discography includes features from such artists as Canibus, CunningLynguist, Nappy Roots, Thee Tom Hardy, Sheisty Khrist, Nemo Achida, Rob Jackson, & more. My entire discography (albums, mixtapes, and EPs) will be available for FREE download through Black Friday.” – Devine Carama


Ras Kass: The Story Behind “Nature Of The Threat” (Video)

West Coast legend Ras Kass sat down with us (LA Stereo and RapGenius) in LA a little while ago to discuss his work. He has A LOT to tell us about this best-known song “Nature of the Threat”. The tune provides an alternative take on the world hisotry, and Ras broke down for us how it came to be. Watch to see the research, secrets and lies that led to its creation. .http://rapgenius.com/Ras-kass-nature-of-the-threat-lyrics
Check Ras Kass' artist page here: http://rapgenius.com/artists/Ras-kassged", so check
This is the nature of the threat


After releasing the first single back in April, OKC’s Jabee and Chicago’s Thelonius Martin release their collaborative project.

Malll x Kenneth Cartel ~ Entity of... (Promo/Beat Visual)

Promo video / Beat Visual , for the upcoming EP "Entity of.." by Malll & Kenneth Cartel. Coming Soon!!!

LORDBRIO (@Brio_Ankh) ~ AWAKE. ((Mixtape))

An enlightening journey thru dimensions and light from the words of creation itself.


Atlantis Build ~ Enjoying the Holidays!

This Build is dealing with making the most out of the Holidays!

Alim Bey The true meaning of Thanksgiving

Do the KnowLedge...


Truth Universal ~ Every 36 Hours (Video)

"We proudly present the visual treatment for "Every 36 Hours." Produced by Shawde Banx, the song has been building steam across the country, being played by DJs who support meaningful music. We'd like to send a special shout out to those folks who care about this music and the messages being transmitted across the airwaves. We sincerely appreciate the support!
The song is based on a July 2012 study issued by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement(MXGM) and the Malcolm X Solidarity Committee(MXSC). The study, "Every 36 Hours: Report on the Extrajudicial Killing of 120 Black People," documented the killings of 120 Black men, women and children, murdered by police or some extrajudicial force in the first half of 2012. The actual document is available at mxgm.org. In an effort to raise awareness on the topic and encourage action in the Hip Hop community, MXGM released the "Every 36 Hours" CD Project. Along with appearing on the "Publicity Stunt" Mixtape, This song appears on the "Every 36 Hours" CD Project. The project is available on Bandcamp + iTunes—respectively,http://nuafrikaent.bandcamp.com/album/every-36-hours b and 

Truck North ~ The Rain Maker (Single)

2nd release for the EP, Our American Cousin. Produced by The Wurxs

Big Boi ~ Mama Told Me ft. Kelly Rowland (Video)

New video from Big Boi’s Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors album, 
dropping December 11th.

DJ Neil Armstrong ~ from Marcy to Barclays ((Mixtape))

Brooklyn has gained much more then just a new arena and a basketball team. The hole in the heart of true brooklynites that was created by the loss of their beloved Brooklyn Dodgers 55 years ago has finally been filled.A new center of culture has been created for art, sports and entertainment. Brooklyn Pride is at an all time high. This mixtape presented by adidas celebrates this new era, with the music of Brooklyn. With Jay being the borough's and the arena's ambassador, it made sense to name the mixtape from Marcy to Barclays. Put together by the one and only DJ Neil Armstrong, one of Jay-z's former tour DJ and adidas Global Ambassador... #allinforbrooklyn

Atlantis Build ~ Wise-Dumb Knowledge

Never Put The 2 Before The 1 Sun...


15-Year-Old Engineer From Sierra Leona Working With M.I.T Students (N.E.W.S)

15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus. ~ THNKR
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