Thursday, June 16, 2011


It's been a little over three years I think since Waitin for the DJ first popped up on the interwebs.  Since then, we've garnered an ungodly number of hits, begun receiving submissions from prominent and obscure artists across the world, and seen advertisers come and go and come again.

Throughout that entire history, we've never had to take a break or miss a week of new tracks and videos from all those artists and more until now.  The fact of the matter is that I'm heading to graduate school in Arizona and don't foresee any freetime in my future.  I'm already at a loss for time to post stuff on the blog.

So thanks for all the love thus far.  Check back every once in a while - I'm keeping all the links active so you can scour the archives for your favorite videos and material from the past.  Besides, you never know, I might just decide to pop back up one day.

Peace.
-Mike-


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Kool Keith breaks out another of his patented tongue-in-cheek style videos to accompany his consistently mischievous lyrics.

"He looks for Whole Foods wherever he goes."
Classic.

I know I've been slow on the posting recently, but this one couldn't get passed up.

Em and Royce prove that lyricism hasn't been completely abandoned in popular hip-hop.  The most interesting thing about this collaboration is the fact that for years I've been hearing people diss Eminem, saying he stole his style completely from Royce Da 5'9".  Instead of generating some sort of stupid regular-issue beef between the two though, their similar styles have brought them together for a joint project.

Summer 2011 is the season of dream collaborations.  Allegedly, Watch the Throne - the Jay & Ye collabo - is set to finally drop on July 4.  Keep your ears open.

Monday, June 6, 2011

This is definitely my favorite track off Nato's REACH EP.  Glad to see it got the video treatment.

Shot on-sight in Austin, TX during South By Southwest.

Enjoy and check out Nato's REACH EP here.

REVEL - Nato Caliph feat. Black Spade from Nato Caliph on Vimeo.
Hooooooooooly fuck.
Shit is creepy.



Saturday, June 4, 2011

Twilight Speedball from Mos's intimate performance for @Ben Sherman VIP and @Clash Magazine at XOYO, London. All in aid of Trekstock Charity.

Mos Def BSXOYO Twilight Speedball from 1DA on Vimeo.

Friday, June 3, 2011

MANIAC is a short film inspired by the song. It is not a music video and it has no reference to the song content. It will be scored by Dot and I as a film with all new music. Directed By Shia LaBeouf for Grassy Slope and Ragin4Dayz Productions.

MANIAC - announcement from Grassy Slope on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Yes!

New Geti is always a treat.  Full screen.  Volume up.

New album out July 19.

Saturday, May 28, 2011




Incoming transmission #8: reboot initialized...Optimus Grind loves guitars! That being said, heres a track from tha new Blank Generation project i'm doin wit Screwz...treat this song like tha whore she is and pass her around if you like it!

Gil Scott Heron, considered by some to be the "Godfather of Rap", passed away this morning.

There's lots to say about Gil, but I'm not necessarily the one to say it. He was a musician, poet, revolutionary, artist, leader, and more. His body of work spans decades, genres, and meanings.

BBC writer Peter Jackson (no, not the Lord of the Rings guy) sums up Heron's work and life as well as any in his BBC obituary. You can read it below, but first take a listen to some of Gil's more recent work alongside Nas.

Peace.


When Gil Scott-Heron re-emerged a few years ago from a long period of musical exile, his acclaimed new album led to a reappraisal of his work and influence.

As he turned 60, the American author, poet, and musician was once again thrust into the public eye as he released his solo recording, I'm New Here, and follow-up remix album.

Remembered for his poetry set to melodic jazz and soulful protest songs in the 1960s and 70s, he was an unmistakable influence on an emerging generation of rappers and hip hop artists.

Yet he was quick to reject some of the more grandiose epithets such as the "Godfather of rap" and "the black Bob Dylan".

CLICK "READ MORE" TO FINISH THE ARTICLE


Friday, May 27, 2011

Most Wu-heads know that Raekwon and RZA haven't necessarily been on the best of terms as of late, and definitely haven't worked together directly for years.  Still, that won't stop me from listing new tracks from each of them in the same post, under the same title.

As it should be.

Wu-Tang forever.
Bros before hoes.
Etc.


RZA: "Only the Rugged Survive"





Raekwon: "Rock N Roll" Remix ft. DJ Khaled, Game, Pharrell, and Busta Rhymes



See?  That wasn't so bad, guys.
-Mike-
Presented by CamelBack Music & Made Monarchs.
Chalk dirty to me.


Filmed by CreativeControl, directed by Erykah herself.

OUT MY MIND JUST IN TIME from Creative Control on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Mayer dropped an amazing covers EP earlier this month, only to jump right back at you with info on a full new LP!

Check out a sample below and download it HERE.

Look for his 2nd album, A Long Time, from Universal in the Fall.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Simeon Viltz and Race are veteran Chicago duo The Primeridian, presenting their Tye Hill-produced single from Da Crack-A-Dawn mixtape in conjunction with All Natural, DJBooth.net, Ruby Hornet, and Jugrnaut. Da Crack-A-Dawn features Buff1, Adad, Black Spade, Pugz Atomz, Rashid Hadee and more. Their 2008 Da Morning Afta album was produced almost exclusively by European producers like Nicolay, J-Ramm and Willowtreez. "[For our next release] we decided we wanted to work with all the producers in Chicago that we held in high regard," explains Simeon. "That became a genesis for the collaborations that wound up becoming Da Crack-A-Dawn."Of "Drop The Needle", Simeon says "The foundation was the drums: pulsating and hard-hitting."



Eternia touches a classic in response to Elzhi's "ONE LOVE", off the recently released "Elmatic" Nas Tribute Mixtape.


"Medicine for Mommy” is a tribute to the divine feminine aspect of creation. According to RIPKIN, this project is necessary because, "it’s a healing the world needs; the woman must take her rightful place back in alignment with the universe”. Consisting of five songs, each specifically attuned; this project fills a void and creates a balance concerning how Wombman has been typically addressed and referenced both musically and universally.



Tuesday, May 17, 2011


The NoYorker is back with another surprise full-length project.  As expected, the LP is completely un-mastered, lo-fi as hell.  The official drop announcement came as a link from Blu's twitter page to a threat on a Kanye West fan forum.  Odd as usual and much appreciated.

You can sample it for free below, but you'll have to part with a $10 donation to own this jewel. If you aren't sold yet, it might help to know that production on this one comes from no less than The Alchemist, Madlib, Hezekiah, Knxwledge, 9th Wonder, Nathan, and godleeBarnes.



When shit gets blown out of hand, it hits the fan.
Quote me on that.
-Mike-


Thursday, May 12, 2011

From Spitta's forthcoming Weekend at Burnies project.


For those who didn't know, the word "caliph" means ruler.  St. Louis MC Nato Caliph re-establishes himself as a lyrical ruler on a regular basis.  In "Consumption" he earns his title once more and shows his versatility as a hip-hop artist.

The Family Affair twins and GLC hold the lines with solid features as well.



Peace.
-Mike-

The Little Dragon crew is set to drop their 3rd studio album, Ritual Union, in July.  In the meantime, let your ears be relaxed into a coma with this uber-chill version of what might be the best track from their last album.

Listen and download...





Peace.

The Men With Beards are back with another killer single.  This time they've aimed their beards towards the old-school American folk hero, Paul Bunyan!  Rumors had been circulating that Mr. Bunyan had plans to make an appearance on the album.  Now the rumors have been proven true.

Check out the MWB ode to truth, honor, and the American epic in this slightly humorous, borderline educational, moderately inspirational, and entirely hardcore banger.

Check out the official Men With Beards Facebook page to become a fan and catch a sample of other tracks, get album info, updates, and more.

Peace.

 Paul Bunyan ft. MC Paul Bunyan by Men With Beards


The family is back with a new mixtape project for your listening pleasure.

Look for their next full-length project, Return to the Underground, very soon.



Peace.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011



This is for all the winners.
If you a loser, get your bitch ass outta here.


Shinin, sheenin, and grinnin.
This shit is bizarre.
-Mike-

Props to RR.


Excellent interview complete with Colbert's patented satirical style.
Lupe gets the official Colbert Bump and follows it up with a performance of "Words I Never Said" alongside Skylar Grey.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


For my money, T.Shirt is the #1 unsigned New York MC.  This dude has the flow, the style, and the business sense to make a name for himself worldwide.

For the time being though, he's grinding hard in one of the toughest cities in the world.  Check out his "Ode to Raekwon" below, and keep up on T.Shirt as we keep supporting his shit (check out the back logs), and over at his site, illrapper.com.

Peace.
-mike-

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lu samples his entire discography in NYC.  (DJ Envy and Angela Yee are embarrassing themselves with this sharty intro though.)
Check it out:



Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My personal favorite track on Chef's new album.

This is the season of epic collaborations.
Jay-Z x Kanye
Eminem x Royce Da 5'9"
And now Jay Electronica x Lil B.  Granted, they're not huge names like those listed above, but they're definitely two of the most talked about newer cats.  Big talent, regardless of years in the spotlight.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Black Spade is an amazing St. Louis artist who's making a name for himself across the map.

He rolled with the Soul Tyde clique for a while, helped establish the hip-hop conglomerate The Force in STL, performs gigs big and small both solo and as a member of the hip-hop-soul-electro-funk-etc. group Hawthrone Headhunters, and does it all and more with unshakable style.

Check out his latest video from his To Build and Destroy mixtape project called "New African".

Check out his videography and numerous leaks, releases, videos, and remixes in the blog archives.

Peace.
-Mike-


There are a lot of b-sides from Lupe's latest album, most of which leaked as songs that were intended to appear on the project, only to later be pulled by Atlantic.

One of them (possibly the best) was "What You Want".  Thankfully, Lupe didn't just let it die.  Instead, he gave it to frequent collaborator and Neptunes member Chad Hugo for a synthed out remix.

Check it out.




Peace.
-Mike-

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Preview Tyler's new solo effort before it drops this week.
As expected, he gets hella angsty, really angry, and lyrical as shit.  He definitely makes it a point to test the limits of his audience.
Check it out now and pick it up if you dig it.

Tracklisting:
1. Goblin
2. Yonkers
3. Radicals
4. She
5. Transylvania
6. Nightmare
7. Tron Cat
8. Her
9. Sandwitches
10. Fish
11. Analog
12. BSD
13. Window
14. AU79
15. Golden

Bonus Tracks (Deluxe):
1) Burger
2) Untitled 63
3) Steak Sauce

Saturday, April 30, 2011

The video was shot on-site in Nepal back in 09 as part of a series of Jay Electronica videos by Decon that were never released.

The cats over at OkayPlayer have apparently been sitting on it for over a year and just decided to release it.  Check out the video below, but first, here's what they had to say about the leak...
Well, long story short, this is Goldwatch’s vision for what a video for this song might look like, shot on location, and I’ve been sitting on it for over a year and half. People have really enjoyed it when I’ve shared this, now you can too. Posting this in recognition of May Day tomorrow, for all the people who worked hard to create these videos, part of larger project that spans the continents. … dont be mad at me, Jay. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

NASA the government space organization, not the hip-hop-pop production duo.
This is pretty awesome though.  I'm not a huge fan of N.E.R.D., but they definitely have a huge influence on music.  For Skateboard P to take that influence and apply it to something like education and getting kids excited about science is an example of the power that artists can wield for good.  Love it or hate it, these kids will listen to him.  That's amazing.
Now, these kids needta get to tha learnin!

More info HERE.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Yourstru.ly Presents: Little Dragon "Little Man" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.


Little Dragon turned out to be one of the best features on the Gorillaz' Plastic Beach album - and they were a great addition to the concert experience when they rocked Chicago.  Since that album, I've become a full-on Little Dragon fan.  This lady has got some serious style & talent.

Swedes rock.
-Mike-

I'm not a fan of Lupe's LASERS album.  Too much hype led to a final product that was more pop than hip-hop.  However, I haven't totally ruled out the fact that it was at least partially orchestrated by him.

We know he didn't set out to make a pop disc - he said himself that Atlantic Records forced all but 4 of the beats and hooks on him - but maybe he consciously rolled with it.  It's not that hard to believe that he allowed himself to make radio-friendly pop jams to get heard on the radio, but still laced the lyrics with poignant, politically/socially-charged lyrics for the kids to hear.  It's actually a pretty good plan to get conscious music heard.

It's just as easy to believe, unfortunately, that he made the pop to reach the airwaves, and laid out some rebellious bars to further built hype around the "controversy" of his lyrics and sell more albums to get that platinum status that he's been talking about deserving since his first album dropped.  We just don't really know.  Can't know.  But it doesn't really matter, because regardless of what he intended or let happen, the fact remains that the quality of LASERS is extremely low grade.

He scrapped his earlier album concept, LupE.N.D., and switched it to LASERS because it was too similar to a project that the Black Eyed Peas were working on at the time called The END.  What he didn't realize was that he still ended up making a Peas album.

That being said, "Words I Never Said" has some powerful lyrics - despite the teeny bopper hook.  It's one of two songs from the album that I genuinely enjoy - alongside "All Black Everything".

The "Words I Never Said" video is set to drop tonight, but if you're a real hip-hop fan, you probably won't be sitting up all night on MTV to catch the debut.  So here's a 30 second preview to give you a little taste before you look it up online tomorrow.

Peace.
-Mike-

GoWhereHipHop Sits Down With Common & Dr. Maya Angelou from Cam Be on Vimeo.
Props to Semtex for the scans...
Check out the cover below and click "Read More" at the bottom for the full interview and more images.
Click images to see full size.



CHECK OUT MORE PICS AND THE FULL INTERVIEW AFTER THE JUMP!
(Click READ MORE)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Via Blu's NoYork! Tumblr page...

no yor k .
the album

featuring theophilus london, u god, edan,
j* davey, pac div, u n i, tiron, ayomari, co$$
tiombe lockhart & suzi analouge
production by madlib, flying lotus, shafiq husayn,
knxledge, exile, samiyam, daedalus & dibia$e


o1_doin nothin feat u god
it was like being in the studio w a real life leopard baby paw.

o2_everything ok feat jack davey
this happened in a real life dream
j davey was in full cheer glam leader posture
on the strip
austin, sxsw shouting obsenities threw bts megaphone
u god strolls pass
jack gives him prper stare down as he passes
then starts a wu tang chant
wit the roster rundown on the town

o3_super dooper u
uzi, my god, uzi !
its arap, mary j is back
uzi, the nxxtape, uzi, u know
sam.

o4_a bove crenshaw feat cashus king
lo was scared, ezzie
sam. cash. ez. blz.
what it is.
u know where it is.
she got her own street.
i was like u gota grace the libs

o5_every body nose
(never be the same)
the ra ra wasnt down for a four verse on big fame
the nola had to hold em for the dame.

o6_SLNGBNGrs
filth in ya deck
enter in the void
we fill it,
said the toddler wit the super gulp
dib$.

o7_ta g’s feat exile
ex, all ex
can i breath on doug
b steel in the polies

o8_hours
since o6 its been my ikea kia nokia commercial

o9_annie hall
feat tiombe lockhart
do i mention my birthday in thecredits
do i owe u the fantasia day dream sequence version of the night there of
feat chop chop
why dont u come put up my new girlfriend
like u put up my last one
c ae, all dae.

1o_spring winter summer fall jimetta rose
um the imaginary was still open
i saw some people leave
we found a day to dance, after, still
these are the stills.

11_down to earth feat the donel smokes, dubble o and definite
we were. they are . my ngz .
many ma ny mn y (tim, e .) styles .

12_my sunshin e
something that the soul provider would say.
thank u nia .

13_ronald morgan feat edaaaan.
man one of yo songs shoulda been here
i only put him on the trackcause iwany=ted his rap name .
4 thousand every flight, my brother, heavy heavy
for the bail bonds.
all mad.

14_jazmine.
for my sis,
i know, U know i know u know, n ow.

15_and the jazzmen
told ya.
all mad.

16_keep ush inn .
the note iw rote.
knx.

17_doin something
feat the ne w e s t co a st.
pac, thurz n yO. thedavis . go roniie and ayo mari.
u g o d .
written by johnson barnes
recorded in los angeles and new york.
mixed by ken barrients, ken bts.
sire/ warner bros

This track has two famous samples:
1. The beat is from a song
2. The break is from a movie

Need any clues?
Check out the lyrics & download & catch other tracks from the Book of Toth over at J-Toth's bandcamp page.



Monday, April 25, 2011


What's up producers, promoters, MCs, DJs, and whomever else has been awesome enough to continue to send in email submissions to the blog!  Thanks to you guys & gals, we're able to stay up-to-date on the best of the underground.

I've gotten a lot of positive feedback from artists and their teams and I want to increase that.  However, I've also gotten a few emails over the years from people who were upset that I didn't post their stuff.  If nothing else, I admire the persistence!  In case you were wondering, here's my process for reviewing submissions...

1. Open the email, read whatever's written.
2. Check out links to streaming songs, albums, or videos.
3. Decide whether or not I like it - I'm definitely not pretending to be objective in this whole process.  This site started as my own personal music blog and evolved into something bigger.  But the stuff shown is still just the stuff that I enjoy.
4. Either post it or don't.

You might have noticed that I DIDN'T mention downloading anything.  That's because I don't ever download stuff blindly!  That includes music submissions and every other email.  Didn't your friendly IT guy ever tell you not to download something if you don't know what it is?  Unless I can hear it first and I really dig it, then I'm not messing around with mp3, zip, wav, or any other formats on my hard drive.

So if you aren't seeing your stuff up on the blog, it might be because you aren't giving me a chance to listen to the music before subjecting my computer to the gamble of downloading!  (Also, my hard drive is chock full to the limit!  I just genuinely don't have the space to preview through downloads.)

So, sorry if you've been sending download links only with no way for me to preview and you aren't getting your stuff out there through this site because of it.  Not trying to hate, just thought I should let everybody know (some people have already gotten this message through email, but I figured I'd make it public).

Bottom line: I want to hear your music!  So send me youtube, vimeo, bandcamp, personal websites, other blog posts, whatever!  Just as long as I can check it out risk free.

Keep submitting.

Peace.
-Mike-

Nice use of eclectic, ambient sounds.  Nice sampling.  Wicked thematic transitions.  All around a solid beat tape.  Definitely give this one a listen.

"The March of the Future" is the shit!

Download the whole project at Filippo's BANDCAMP PAGE.




Cutlass Reid-Life Is 2011(Directed By Lo Torres) from LO TORRES on Vimeo.


Cutlass Reid
Life Is 2011
Breadwinners Inc.
twitter.com/​CutlassReid

Cutlass Reid "One Day At A Time" Coming Soon....

Director,Director of Photography & Editor: Lo Torres
In The Newz
inthenewzfilms@gmail.com
twitter.com/​LoTorres_

....we recorded this record back in 2009 for DJ. ILLANOISE's mixtape REVENGE OF THE BACK PACKS....Top Cat is one of my favorite cartoons and De La Soul is one of my favorite groups. So when MP played the beat I had the vision and visual. I always liked the posse cut energy on this record, so when my BBE album Decade was put together I had to include this song....Edited by me btw. Enjoy

Got a little bit of a Sa-Ra feel to it.  That electro-soul-funk-jam vibe.
Very nice.

BOMBS (Bringing Out My Best Substance) comes June 1st 2011.
www.1sidemusic.org




This track is what's sticky.
I'm from the land of love , the Bay Area. Where revolution and togetherness is celebrated. So I had to take time out and show appreciation to my home and all that can relate, on this very special day. I bring to you a treat to vibe out to, no matter your upbringing, you know the connection. "One Love, On Heart" - Bob Marley .
LOVEchild



Sunday, April 24, 2011

Awesome track with a nice, simple video to set the mood.
I would be totally fine if it didn't have that dumbfuck WorldStarHipHop shit on the front of it the whole damn time, though.


All this skill and he's a 4.0 Anthro student set to graduate.

Should be any minute now that he graduates to even bigger recognition.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


So if you've been following the blog recently, you've seen my excitement over leaks of clips of the Beastie Boys' 30 minute film, "Fight For Your Right Revisited".

First, there was the preview cut, which gave you a two minute taste of what was to come.  Check that out HERE.

Then, there came the "Make Some Noise" music video that dropped yesterday, which was comprised of clips from the film.  Catch it HERE.

Finally, we get to see the full video.  Check it out in all its glory below.  The cast and cameos in this are amazing. I didn't see a shot of a single person who wasn't famous.  The Beasties must have called in a lot of favors on this one.  (They even make appearances themselves as the cops at the end.)

Watch it below in three parts.





Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Dropped as part of Stone Throw's ongoing Dilla video contest.

Trippy.

J Dilla - Geekdown from Steve Smith on Vimeo.
This is 5 minutes of pure comedic/hip-hop gold.

Keep in mind that the Beastie's new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2, drops, the full 30 minute version of this short film is included.  I'm excited.

Beastie Boys > Your so-called favorite rappers.


Yo!!! I have a new song with Chicago's own Vince Nantes. Its called "Party Girl". Basically we sat down and wrote a song about chicks that party a lil too much, know anyone like that? LOL. ENJOY!!!!
Nuff said.


Peace.
-Mike-
1st (only) single off the one-track mixtape.

In House Productions, bitch.
www.Absolut-ism.com
www.MadeMonarchs.com

Thug Friends "Titties and Carrot Cake" from Absolutism on Vimeo.
Not a fan of this video (especially the cheeseball acting / presidential bid announcement in the beginning), but the song is cool.


I prefer the original artwork.


Werd.
-Mike-

Masters of styles.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

And the 1500 post goes to...
(drum roll please)


Hahahaha
What the shit.

MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #9
CHANNEL 85 PRESENTS NITTYVILLE
Pre-order up for the long-lost Medicine Show #9. As with other Medicine Show vinyl, this one will have a limited edition 3LP release with a disc of non-album tracks.
http://sthrow.com/medicine

Madlib & Frank Nitt - What Can U Tell Me, feat. MED by stonesthrow

This shit is solid.  Signif just became my new favorite female MC and definitely on the short list of favorite underground MCs in general.  Fuck a Pink Barbie and all that other bullshit.

GeeWiz kills it on the beats and the mix too.

Significant Wizdom is just an all around solid piece of work - it's lyrically advanced, the beats are chill, the production is tight, and the overall mood is something I can definitely get down to.

Check it out below, read what the group has to say, download, and repeat.
Milwaukee-bred NYC resident SigNif follows up last year's The Transition with the Significant Wizdom EP, produced entirely by partner in crime Gee Wiz. "We worked together on The Transition, and felt we should continue to work together because of the chemistry we had," says SigNif. "The EP is more aggressive, in-your-face. It's about me standing my ground as a female emcee who refuses to back down even when confronted with adversity."



Mustache rap.

Sick beat, solid flow.  I'm definitely impressed with this dude.

Find him on iTunes.

Catch Tef with Rockwell Knuckles at the Gramophone in STL on May 7.

Monday, April 18, 2011


This track was featured on the Rhymesayers Entertainment Record Store Day vinyl picture disk. Rumor has it there will be a limited amount of manufacturer overruns available soon at the Fifth Element Online store.




  

    

    

    

    

    

  

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Yeah yeah yeah.



Props to Jay-Z on dropping the release.


Age of Space by June 16th of the Trifidelix.

An electronic beat tape for martian stowaways in the depths of an intergalactic cruise ship. Produced live in June 16th's studio using samplers, keyboards, drum machines using Chris Krug's innovative 'liquid-documentation technology' before being bounced to MiniDisc. Lo-Fi at it's finest. Technology at it's most future-primitive.

Check out more info on June 16th HERE.

Peace.
-Mike-


 June 16th: Age Of Space by Crew932
These videos that Cudi drops with his albums are technically documentaries - they document his tours in a way I guess - but they don't make any damn sense and they don't really reveal anything.  The dude just parties and makes jokes and shit.

What a life!

They're still interesting to watch though, if you can make it through the whole thing.

When I told a friend a while back about Prince Ea and some of the shit he's done and accomplished (including winning numerous competitions), my friend said "Oh, so he's like...a competitive rapper?"

I laughed it off, but after I thought about it I realized that that's exactly what Prince Ea is.  In a good way - he's competing for your attention amidst an onslaught of weak music, advertising, and propaganda.  And all the while, he's proving himself lyrically in a variety of arenas - on stage and off, online, in public, and in sometimes huge contests.

Check out his entry in the Trojan Magnum Live Large Contest.  Catch more info HERE.

"They sound like vowels: Aye E, I owe you."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


The Federal Bureau of Investigation just dropped what are supposed to be their full files on the incidents surrounding the deaths of 2Pac and B.I.G.

Gangsta rap, domestic terrorist plots, cover-ups.  This shit has all the makings of an action thriller with a killer soundtrack.  Now when do we find out which one of them shot JFK?



(R.I.)Peace.
-Mike-

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Check the style.  1991 in full effect.

Check the cameos from Rhymesayers pals.
Brother Ali makes a creepy lunch lady.
Check out The Family Sign in stores and shit.

Ehhhhhhh....
There's definitely some good features though.  (Check em out under the cover art.)

Probably no coincidence that the original Black Star is featured on here, although they are split up on two different tracks.



Monday, April 11, 2011

The Cool Kids debut their meta-music-video project with BBGun.
Check out the behind-the-scenes stuff HERE.
This is great.
Peace.

Play this at your next hipster party.
Score some free High Life for sure.

If you don't have this album yet, go buy it or download it or borrow it or check it out from the library or whatever.  Just listen to it.

BlakRoc's "Stay Off The Fuckin' Flowers" by Raekwon ft The Black Keys from DD172 on Vimeo.
Seriously though, what the fuck?

Jonathan remixes Lupe's recent hit "Words I Never Said."

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Sage Francis is great.  Sometimes he's a little too emotional for me...or maybe sometimes I'm just not emotional enough.  I'm sorry for doubting you, Sage.
This “Three Sheets to the Wind” demo is the first in a long series of demos I hope to release from my LI(F)E album (available now). Anyone who knows the album version will notice that this demo version is much slower than they’re used to. Also the music is less aggressive. While most of the demos have more of a hip hop feel, this one is still on the indie-rock tip. The music is by Chris Walla from Death Cab for Cutie and the demo was recorded in 2008 in Sage Francis’ home studio. – Sage Francis



Peace

Friday, April 8, 2011

Scripts getting into some dark themes and imagery on this one.
Check it out.

If it won't play, check it out HERE.

The Darkness from TrulusersTV on Vimeo.

Like a blond Bob Sagat, Ash can get nasty.

And just like that, he drops another effortless head-nodder with "Kids These Days".

I have to be honest - when Ash first came out with that "I Love College" bullshit, I fucking hated him.  Seriously. You can search the blog history, I ripped on him multiple times.  HOWEVER, he seems to have dropped the frat-rap crown long ago (pretty much immediately after that track dropped) and picked up the chilled-out goof-off robes.  I can get down with that.

Jeez, kids these days.




Peace.
 

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