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Thursday, September 30, 2010

(Video) Meyhem Lauren ( @MeyhemLauren )- ''Got The Fever''



Artist: Meyhem Lauren

Track: 'Got The Fever'

Album: Self Induced Illness

Track Produced by: Icerocks

Video Directed by: Tom Gould - http://www.tomgouldshoots.com/

Check out more music and videos at: http://www.meyhemlauren.com/

(Video) TREZ feat. Big Mato "Come With Me (The Mexico Song)"

Trez gets together with fellow Queens artist Big Mato to shoot video for "Come With Me". After returning from A trip to Mexico the video is wrapped up in their hometown of Queens, New York.


(Video) AZ ( @QuietAZMoney ) says "Firm 2" LP might come sooner than you think + talks "Doe Or Die 2"

Via TheHipHopChronicle.com

(Audio) Kool G Rap ( @TheRealKoolGRap ) Interview W/ GoodFellaRadio

G Rap talks about his latest single, how he's able to keep his sound up to date & what he thinks about some of today's new artists.



Previously....
(Artist Spotlight/Video) REMYND ( @remynder ) ft. KOOL G RAP ( @therealkoolgrap ) - "SAVIOR"
(Audio) @TheRealKoolGRap - "SAD" (Produced by Super Dave)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

(Video) Curren$y ( @CurrenSy_Spitta ) - "Pilot Talk 2" Trailer + "Michael Knight" B.H.T.S.

Pilot Talk 2 coming soon....

Curren$y: Behind The Scenes "Michael Knight"

(Video) @SadatX & @WillTellNYC 's - "True Wine Connoisseur's" Ep. 5 Season 3

Sadat X and Will Tell recently had an opportunity to shoot a major network Pilot. They shot the Pilot at Penn's Wood Winery with their good friend Gino Razzi. This episode is footage that did not make it into the pilot for political reasons but the footage is still classic. So enjoy...Cheers!

(Video) NBA 2K11: Genghis Khan Trailer

Via IGN.com. Video features NBA athletes Andre Iguodala, Rajon Rondo, Derrick Rose, Josh Smith, and Russell Westbrook comparing the classic Chicago Bulls to current teams in the NBA today.

(Video) Cam'Ron ( @Mr_Camron ) feat. Vado ( @VADO_MH ) - "Soul Plane"

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

(Video) Queens-HipHop.com "Fresh Fest" BB Kings - Orlando, FL 9/26/2010 Recap (Part 1)

I had a great time at this event. The footage won't really do it justice, you just had to be there. We caught up with Treach of Naughty By Nature, EPMD, K-Solo, Skoob of Das EFX, Vinny of Naughty By Nature & a several other legends in the game. Sadat X gave us the great news that they just shot a pilot episode of True Wine Connoiseurs for the Travel channel. Definitely one of my favorite shows on the net. If you haven't peeped any of the episodes be sure to catch up here.
Stay tuned in Part 2 we catch up the legendary DJ Doo Wop and ask him what's in the works aswell as more show footage from what was a great night overall.

(Video) @MainoHustleHard feat. @JoellOrtiz - "Ask Me About Brooklyn"

 Never taking shorts cuz Brooklyn's the borough....

(Video) Musician/Drummer covers @KanyeWest ft. @PUSHA_T - "Runaway"

 Something different.


(Video) @MrEdLover Presents - "C'Mon Son 18"

(Video) Shocking revelation: Former Air Force personnel disclose UFO, alien-related threats

Full Source: NECN

(NECN: Washington) - A press conference was held this afternoon at the National Press Club in Washington, where at least a dozen former U.S. Air Force personnel, mostly officers who worked on secret projects connected to sensitive nuclear weapons sites, are admitting that they were privy to UFO and alien-related incidents -- that occurred during their time of service.

In this clip, you will hear from: Retired Air Force Captain Robert Salas, Former Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Dwayne Arneson and Former Air Force Official Bill Jameson.

Monday, September 27, 2010

(Instant Replay) French Montana - "Day Dreaming" (Directors Cut) [Video]

(Video) @JoeBudden - Mood Muzik 4 Teaser #2

Joe Budden's Mood Muzik 4: A Turn 4 The Worst drops on October 26th..

1. Intro (Pray For Them)
2. Aftermath
3. Role Reversal
4. Mop Salad (Skit)
5. Come Along
6. Dessert 4 Thought (Feat. Styles P, Pusha T & Beanie Sigel)
7. Sober Up (Feat. Crooked I)
8. Black Cloud
9. Follow Your Lead (Feat. Joell Ortiz)
10. Is It The Shoes? (Skit) (Feat. Killa BH)
11. Inception
12. Remember The Titans (Feat. Fabolous, Lloyd Banks & Royce Da 5'9)
13. No Idea
14. Weekend Warrior (Skit)
15. Welcome To Real Life
16. Inseperable
17. 1000 Faces
18. Stuck In The Moment
19. If All Else Fails

(Video) Nutso ( @NutsoPPM ) - G-Unit Radio Interview w/ Ms. Mimi (Shade 45)

 Part 1

Part 2

Thursday, September 23, 2010

(Video) D-BLOCK ( @REALSHEEKLOUCH @therealstylesp & @THEREALBULLY ) FREESTYLE ON HOT 97 FUNK FLEX SHOW

Via http://www.inflexwetrust.com/. #Bars.

(Video) @SouljaBoy ft. @50Cent - "Mean Mug"

You got the song earlier now here's a quick lil' visual....official video coming soon. ThisIs50.

(Artist Spotlight/Video) Sese ( @SeseSeason ) - "Everything's A Go" Freestyle

Sese is def consistent wit' it.....


Week 9

Sese - "Everything's A Go" Freestyle

Directed by G-Dot

Download Mp3 - http://ow.ly/2EgKK

Twitter @SeseSeason

SESE - Y.F.R.W.N

Mixtape Coming October '10

http://www.thataintwritebrothers.com
http://www.twitter.com/seseseason
http://www.youtube.com/seasonator
http://www.myspace.com/seseseason

(Audio) @SouljaBoy ft. @50Cent - "Mean Mug"

New track off SouljaBoy's upcoming album....Via ThisIs50.com. If you didn't already know 50 looks at Soulja Boy like a little brother & when Soulja had several issues recently, 50 stepped up to defend him. I suppose this joint is just an extension of that.

Soulja Boy feat 50 Cent - "Mean Mug" by 50 Cent

(Video) @SadatX & @WillTellNYC 's - "True Wine Connoisseur's" Ep. 4 Season 3

Sadat X, Will Tell and special guest Dres from the legendary hip hop group Black Sheep enjoy a great red wine called FourPlay! Courtesy of John Flynn and Pasternak Wine Imports. Today's journey takes them to Aroma Kitchen and Wine Bar located on 36 East 4th Street NYC (212) 375-0100. Courtesy of our their friend Vito.

(Video) VEVO Go Shows Presents: Surprise @Nas performance ft. @QtipTheAbstract on the 1's & 2's!!

This is dope! VEVO Go Shows returns with Nas and his surprise performance during Q-Tip's DJ set at the Ace Hotel in New York City. Check both of them fire out the classics "N.Y. State of Mind," "One Love," and "Made You Look." More episodes coming soon!

(Download) Dramills ( @DRAMILLS ) - "Hood Talk Est. 1981" EP

 A solid project from a Queens veteran....props to Soulo.

 Tracklist
  1. Intro
  2. Man Down (prod. by Soulo)
  3. John Stockton (skit)
  4. John Stockton (prod. by Soulo)
  5. Burn da Booth Down Feat. Montega (prod. by E.jones)
  6. Topic of Conversation (prod. by E.jones)
  7. I Remember (prod. by Mark Henry)
  8. New York Girls feat. Raheem Devaughn (prod. by 9th Wonder)
  9. Trust  (prod. by Kay Be)
  10. Need Your Love (prod. by Soulo)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

(Download) Illa Ghee ( @ILLAGHEE2K ) - "Verse Killa"

Illa Ghee is back with some new offerings...This disc is pretty tough....for more on info Illa be sure to visit http://www.illaghee.com/.
Tracklist
# 1.- Some'n In The Air
# 2.- Pipe Bomb - Feat. Inspectah Deck (prod. track king cole)
# 3.- Hi Def (prod. sid roams)
# 4.- Bottom Line (prod. team demo)
# 5.- Ain't That Some'n (prod. team demo)
# 6.- Silver Back Rap
# 7.- Angels
# 8.- Got My Feet Up
# 9.- The Why
# 10.- Exhibit Illa Ghee
# 11.- Right About Now
# 12.- Lyrical Blessin
# 13.- Do You Think About Me
# 14.- Send 'em to me
# 15.- Throwin Lyrics

(Artist Spotlight/Video) Beedie ( @Beedie412 ) - "Grown Sh!t" (Directed by @rexarrowfilms )

Via Rapmullet.com. This joint is tough right here....love the nostalgic intros at the beginning of the video.....
Rex Arrow Films Presents...
 

Beedie
"Grown Shit"
Shot & Edited by Ian Wolfson
Produced by James Moore
Follow @Beedie412
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(Artist Spotlight/Video) T-Mack ft. Vic Po & Frank Po - "Leaders of the New School"

The young Queens movement.....First video release off T-Mack the Artist's 3rd installment "Work Like A Slave, Eat like A King". Directed & edited by @DUUUTV. Follow the Cooler Family: @TMACKTHEARTIST @INDIABLONDE @RULERDIVINE @TMackFanPage @IndiaBlondeNews.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

(Audio) Storm P ( @StormPSays ) - "Begging (F%ck Me)" [Prod. By The Mercer Brothers]

Been waiting for some new Storm P to leak...this joint is pretty smooth I can dig it.....#LetsGoooooooooooo!!

(Audio) @DJDooWop & @JoellOrtiz - "Do Thangs" (Pd. by Pete Rock @chocboywunda )

I don't know what this is off of or when it actually dropped, all I know is that it's dope.

(Artist Spotlight/EP Download) K.O.N. ( @KON_BOOGIE ) - "Above The Clouds" EP

Keeping things on the independent side of things, here's another talented under the radar Queens hip hop artist. http://www.knowledgeovernonsense.com/. Follow @KON_BOOGIE.You can read about the record release party here.

Tracklist
1. KON feat. JaPoet (Prod. by Preface3) - Above The Clouds 02:39
2. KON (Prod. by Dj Dyllemma) - Ride Wit Me 03:37
3. KON feat. Joaquin (Prod. by KON) - What I've Waited For 05:12
4. KON feat. JaPoet, A. Johnson (Prod. by A. Johnson) - Pretty Lights 03:18
5. KON feat. Silent Knight (Prod. by Dj Dyllemma) - Is Anyone There 03:57
6. The Gift 04:44
7. KON (Prod. by Marcus Sebastian) - Where You At 03:31
8. KON feat. Joaquin, Daphya, Broadway (Prod. by The Individualz) - Hit The Track Runnin 04:15
9. KON feat. JaPoet (Prod. by KON) - Take You Higher 04:10
10. KON feat. Joaquin - Forgiven 04:17

<a href="http://konmusic.bandcamp.com/album/above-the-clouds">Above The Clouds by KON</a>

(Producer Spotlight) The Labor Department ( @RodDaBlizz & @Diggstrumentals ) - Marvin Gaye - "I Want You" (Labor Dept. Remix)


Marvin Gaye - "I Want You" (Labor Dept. Remix) by QueensHipHop


 Members: Uncle Diggs (Producer - Corona, Queens, NY/Silver Spring, MD) and Rod Da Blizz (MC/Producer -Long Island, NY/Baltimore, MD)

The two began working together in 2004 upon meeting at Diggs's studio named "The Franklin Mint" through a mutual friend named Ron (Bacardi) Ramsey. Initially, they worked on numerous underground songs with Diggs serving as the main supply of beats for Blizz as an MC at the time. One of those songs was a song called "You", which became memorable to internet heads in many places. While the song was building a buzz, Ron Ramsey, the mutual friend that introduced Diggs and Blizz to each other, passed away due to heart failure. With the death of their friend on their minds, they continued to keep working on songs and trying to perfect their craft.

Uncle Diggs had already released an album of his own under the name Frank Diggs called The Balance before he met Rod Da Blizz, but as they were working together, there were more Frank Diggs follow-ups "Summer Madness" and "Hispanic Shaft: The Mixtape Movie" under Corona, Queens-based indie label Crown City Records in 2004 and 2005, respectively. After those projects were released, Diggs and Blizz kept on working together, but with Rod Da Blizz handling more on the production end, often collaborating on production with Diggs. In 2006, The Labor Department was born.

May 2007 saw the release of Rod Da Blizz's debut project "The Damn Mixtape". Later that year, Uncle Diggs released "The Labor Department Presents Koncrete Jungle: The Documentary", a project that is still receiving positive feedback on the internet. Rod Da Blizz continued to push himself as an MC by putting out mixtape bangers with Crown City Records like "Mr. Goodbars" and "Gaffenology" with Gab Gacha and Camiliano on a mixtape named "One Way Or Another Pt. 2: The D.R.A.M.A. Initiative", mixed by Justo Award-winning DJ Dub Floyd. Rod Da Blizz also produced, and appeared on Crown City labelmate Trujillo's "Keep The Hate Up" on Trujillo's "Ol' Skool Young Nigga Vol. 2: The Appetite", also mixed by Dub Floyd. For now, you can find these projects on CrownCityMedia.net. However, these projects will also be posted on this site so that whoever downloads them sees not only how far the two have come, but how far they're determined to go. With no major backing involved, they rely on authenticity, which is what Hip-Hop was based on when it started.

With that said, look out for future projects to come out of The Labor Department.

Uncle Diggs. Rod Da Blizz. Creating a hostile working environment for opponents since 2006. The Labor Department.

Long live Hip-Hop. Enjoy.

PEACE

(Audio) Rod Da Blizz ( @RodDaBlizz ) ft. Noah Jones ( @noahjones714 ) - "Point Blank"

Another banger brought to you by The Labor Dept.. 1/2 of The Labor Department Rod Da Blizz has teamed up with New York-bred, West Coast-based independent workhorse Noah Jones to create a powerful joint called "Point Blank", a song that explains the reality of the struggles that come along with trying to achieve success. Make sure you go to peep Noah Jones's album "The Incinerator" by clicking here.

(Download) TreSeven - "Broken Inglee" Mixtape + (Video) "C.O.D." TRAILER 1

Corona, Queens is one of the most slept on areas of Queens when it comes to hip hop music. Corona is home to the legendary Kool G Rap, The Beatnuts, Noreaga & a whole armada of talented under the radar artist. A quick little geography lesson, Lefrak City is located in Corona, Queens.

These two emcees currently occupy our featured video spotlight. Here's their previous project released a few months back. Be on the look out for their new project "C.O.D." coming soon. You can peep their latest video at the top of the page.
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(Artist Spotlight/Video) Mala Reignz ( @MalaReignz ) - "Dum Da Dum (OMG)"

I like this. Different. Creative. Thumbs up.

Director: James Latin Clark
Producer: Sophia Leang
DP: Clayton Combe

Sucio Society Films (c) 2010

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Behind The Scenes

(Editorial) FatBeats in New York Closes Down. The End of an Era.

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON SEARCHINGFORCHETBAKER.COM



As a hip hop fan for twenty years now (give or take), I'm a bit frustrated by the news that Fat Beats has shut down in New York, following shut downs in Amsterdam, Tokyo, LA and other areas.  For years Fat Beats was THE place to go in NY for vinyl records.   I've often heard stories of high profile hip hop artists and DJ's going through Fat Beats looking through vinyl for their collections.

In 2005, Chinese rapper Jin filmed his video for "Top 5 Dead Alive" inside the legendary store, where you could see the rows of vinyl, and the assorted hip hop posters plastered on the walls and ceiling.


I was never fortunate enough to go there, as I've never been to NY or LA, least of all Amsterdam or Tokyo, however there's something that really frustrates me and infuriates me, as a fan of hip hop.   It's the same feeling I got back in 2005 when the legendary music studio The Hit Factory closed down, and was going to be turned into some condos.

And that is where the hell are the hip hop heavyweights right now?  Where is Russell Simmons?  Where is Jay Z?  Where is Diddy?  Where are the DJ's at right now?   Why is there no attempt at keeping this piece of hip hop history alive?   Does it mean that little to them?

I understand the economy is shit right now, and with the advent of MP3's and Serrato, there's not as big a demand for Vinyl as there once was back in the 80's and 90's.  And I realize a place like Fat Beats costs money to keep open.  Shit ain't free.  I understand that.

However this is more than a simple store closing down.  This is history.  Even though I grew up in Virginia, and never made it out of the state, save for a vacation or three with family as a kid, I knew about Fat Beats.   I had heard about all the famous hip hop artists who would go there, I heard about all the DJ's that would get their records from there.   I heard the name of the store shouted out on albums by artists like Eminem and others.

And now that's just done?  Over?  Sayonara?  Well, I'm sorry but that makes no sense.  Why am I not seeing stories about the DJ's and artists trying to figure something out to keep Fat Beats going?  Why is there no fund raising, no donations from high profile members of the hip hop community to keep it going?

I mean, come on now.   This has to mean something to people.   For all those DJ's who talk about how much they're going to miss Fat Beats, how about some of them get together and do something about keeping it there?

Quentin Tarantino bought a little indie theater called The New Beverly earlier this year when it came out that they were going to have to shut down due to the costs of running it.

With the rise of DVDs, the theater was suffering a possible closure and new life as a Super Cuts until Quentin Tarantino, a longtime fan and patron of the theater, stepped in. According to The Hollywood Reporter,  he volunteered to pay $5,000 a month to keep the theater open. He's  been doing so steadily until 2007, when owner and family patriarch  Sherman Togan passed away. 

The theater was in danger of closing again,  as the landlord had a buyer bidding for the space as the Togan family  tried to stall for time and rescue. Luckily, Tarantino stepped up again,  and this time purchased The New Beverly outright.  "I always considered  the New Beverly my charity -- an investment I never wanted back," he  told THR. "I already had a good relationship with the family and the theater, so it was a natural step."

Tarantino plans to leave the Torgan family in charge, though as owner  he's going to indulge in some screenings. "I can make programming  suggestions when I want to. It is cool to have a theater that I can use  to show what I like ... As long as I'm alive, and as long as I'm rich,  the New Beverly will be there, showing double features in 35mm."

Now how is that situation any different than Fat Beats?   Both were iconic establishments catering to a lost art, and both were going to be shut down because the owners couldn't afford to keep it going.   Only difference is, the New Beverly had someone that cared enough to step up, put his money where his heart was, and keep it going.

 This is a joke that this is allowed to happen.   The fact that a historical cornerstone of hip hop is going away, because those who have enjoyed its services over the years, and have talked about how much they loved it can't step in and do something about it, is a damn shame.

Too bad we don't have people that give a shit.   I guess, maybe we should have handed out copies of this movie, to all these people who have gotten rich off hip hop, and yet they can't do anything to give back.


(Review) John Legend & The Roots: Wake Up!

ORIGINALLY POSTED OVER AT SEARCHINGFORCHETBAKER.COM 





 RATING: 5 CHET BAKERS


Most cover albums are failures from the jump.  It's not really the artists' faults, it's more a problem with the fact that most of us consumers just can't let go.  We love those classic songs that we grew up with, so we just naturally figure "Hey, there's a new version of My Funny Valentine out there, I'm there!"

Instead what we tend to get is meaningless and pointless versions of songs that have none of what made us treasure them.   Whether it's the artist's voice or tempo of the remake, or perhaps it's just a matter of that original song hitting you at the right moment, and becoming embedded in your timeline, it's just not the same.  Often it can make you angry to hear a remake of a beloved song and have it just destroy all your positive thoughts.

In my entire life, I've only heard three albums that involved covers that I willingly would listen to regularly.  UB40's "Labour of Love Volume 1", The Jeff Healey Band's "Cover to Cover" and the Bob Marley tribute album called "Chant Down Babylon"

And that's it.   When I see an album of covers I tend to steer clear, because the odds are just not in your favor if you're wanting to be entertained.

So that's why I was curious when I first heard about the new John Legend album that he did with The Roots called "Wake Up!".  While I've never really been what you'd call a "fan" of Legend, I've absolutely loved some of his songs.

Also, Philly band The Roots are, in my opinion, one of the top 10 bands of all time.  OF ALL TIME!   They're that good.  I'd stack them up against anyone in any genre, and particularly hip hop they're heads and shoulders above everyone else.  They're lapping the competition something serious.

Their newest album "How I Got Over" is their best album in years, and easily dominates 99.9% of anything that's come out this year.  (I left the .1% because I haven't heard everything, but that's about the percentage chance I give anything of being better).  At this point in their career, you see a release with The Roots on the cover, and you just put your credit card on the counter, and just say "Run it."

So the two teaming up for a set of classic soul music is a great idea, and the fact that the songs are all socially conscious tracks just makes it even better.  That is why I have been geeked out for several months after hearing about "Wake Up", the newest release by Legend, and his first collaborating with The Roots.


When it comes to cover songs though, especially ones like these which are evoking specific memories and social commentary from back in the civil rights era, and the war in Vietnam, you have to have a voice that can carry these tales.  Your voice has to not just hit the right notes, but has to be able to invoke the very essence of the song.   You're not just singing a song from 40 years ago, for many people you will be attempting to recreate a moment in time.   An important moment in our history in which the soul singers of the past stood up, put their name out there and decided to fight for what they believed in, the one way they knew how: with their voice.

And in that respects, John Legend does a hell of a job.  While I've always liked his singing, on this album I think he truly steps into the spotlight as an artist.   His voice is perfect for these songs, and Legend has the proper amount of inflection and balance to his voice, if that makes sense.

Listening to this album with your eyes closed, you can almost imagine that Legend was actually back in the 60's singing these for the first time.  With the highly accomplished band The Roots backing him up, and with Legend's more than capable vocals, there's virtually nothing to find fault with this.   In fact, the only area that I can imagine someone really taking issue, is the additions of Black Thought or Common's rapping on some of the songs.   I can imagine there will be the purists who will find that just atrocious that there would be added rap lyrics ontop of what truly are classic songs.

And to that, I would suggest that most of those who would not like the rap lyrics on here are also ones who would take offense at their favorite songs being covered in the first place.  Meaning, that nothing is going to satisfy them, and that if it wasn't the rap, it'd be something else.  However the rap actually adds to these songs, and does not detract.  They're not there just for the hell of it, or a "Buy the Roots get Black Thought free" or some shit.   Black Thought is a top 10 MC, folks.  Much like Edward Francis Hutton, when he speaks, you should listen.  He's often got a lot to say, and this release is no different.

The songs being covered on here are pretty impressive, and while I don't think any of them will replace the original in my heart or mind, they are by far better than most covers out there.   I don't think anyone could touch Donny Hathaway's original "Little Ghetto Boy" or Marvin's "Wholy Holy", however there are many that Legend is just in a groove.  Many of these songs have heavy heavy subject matter, and are songs that you don't simply hear. You listen to it, you close your eyes, you soak it in and absorb it.

I find myself listening to him singing "I Can't Write Left Handed" and try in vain to understand what it would be like, as the song's protagonist sings, to be in a war that I didn't understand.  To desperately find someone to write home to my mother and beg her to get a deferment for my brother so he didn't get sent off to war as well.  To be at that point that I felt that I would never get home alive, and wanting with all my heart and soul to somehow try to save my brother from a similar fate.

It's a heartbreaking situation that Bill Withers just perfectly laid out in his original.  While Legend doesn't surpass the original, he is just flat out on fire on this song, and there's really nothing to criticize.

If you're a fan of Legend or The Roots, you need to buy this.  You need to just not even think about it and just get it.  But I really don't need to tell you that, if you are.  If you're a fan of those two, you really didn't need any provocation, and you've probably already pre-ordered it, and just wanting to see what someone else thought about it, and whether it was as good as you imagined it would be.

It is.   For those who perhaps never heard either Legend or The Roots, well my friend, you're in for a treat.  This is a perfect introduction to the two, and I guarantee you that once you've heard this, you'll want to find more albums by The Legendary Roots Crew, and the fantastic Mr. Legend.  A man who shows signs of absolutely living up to that heavy last name.

(Video) Lord Nez ( @LordNez ) - "The Golden Era"

Yea this is dope right here.....

(Audio) @50Cent - "They Burned Me" [Final/Mastered Version]

Monday, September 20, 2010

(Artist Spotlight/Video) Eric Sosa ( @EricSosa ) - "Summer Of Love"

Keeping things on the independent side of things, here's another joint that's has a different kind of vibe to it. Eric Sosa another up & coming artist out of Queens brings to you the "Summer Of Love" off of Rhyme & Noodles: NO ARTIFICIAL Flavoring Vol. 1. Well actually, I believe the summer ends today so, this is more of a goodbye. It definitely has that goodbye summer kind of vibe.


Captured, Directed and Edited by: POW.
 http://www.ericsosa.com
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(Video) N.O.R.E. ( @Noreaga ) ft. Flava Flav - "Nutcracker"

"S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G." coming soon....

(Audio) N.O.R.E. ( @Noreaga ) ft. Complexion - "Don’t Know What To Do" (Big Pun Dedication)

Via 57thave. Previously unreleased.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

(Video) J∆¥ ÆLEÇT®ΩNIÇ∆ ( @JayElectronica ) - ACT II PREVIEW

Act 2 is the highly anticipated, debut release from New Orleans emcee, Jay Electronica. The obscure wordsmith & producer has gained mainstream attention with works such as Act I : Eternal Sunshine - The Pledge, Exhibit A, and Exhibit C, whilst receiving respect from many established acts such as Erykah Badu, Nas, Just Blaze, and various others. Having pursued a music career for what he cites as the majority of his adult life, wayfaring through various cities, Act II is seen by many as Jay Electronica's official entry into the world of music. After many delays, Jay has expressed desire to release Act II on September 19th, 2010....his birthday.


VIDEO DETAILS (clips in order) -
Stay Dougie - Jay Electronica Freestyle
Power 105 - The Ed Lover Show - Jay-Z Trey Songz Young Jeezy appearance
Hot97 - The Peter Rosenburg Show w/ P. Diddy
DJ Semtex - interview with Lil Wayne
Hardknock.tv - interview with Nas and Damien Marley
MTV News - Sway Calloway's interview with RZA (Wu-Tang), regarding Jay Electronica
The Phil Donahue Show - Louis Farrakhan appearance

(Video) N.O.R.E. ( @Noreaga ) - "Nutcracker" (Behind The Scenes Pt. 1)

Via 57thave.com.

(Video) @JUGANOT - "DOLLAR"


Artist: Juganot
Title: Dollar
Producer: Willie Bones
Director's: Juganot & Christian San Martin
Label: Strictly Live Music

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

(Artist Spotlight/Video) Maffew Ragazino ( @RagazinoSr ) ft. DJ Clark Kent - "Battle Of Metropolis" (Prod. by @DJCK_BROOKLYN )

If you know hip hop history you know the legendary DJ Clark Kent doesn't cosign just anybody. He's responsible for pushing Jay-Z early on in his career to get in the studio. Now in 2010 he's cosigning the young boy Maffew Ragazino. What do you guys think? Hot or Not? Here's a link to his previous video ft. Master Ace to help you formulate an opinion. Where I'm From: The Experience will be released on September 29th, 2010.

(Video) Mobb Deep talk about their classic sophomore LP "The Infamous..."

Mobb Deep took some time out during the promo run for their G-Unit debut to talk about their classic sophomore LP & their mind frame at the time. #FreeP.

(Artist Spotlight/Video) Sese ( @SeseSeason ) - "Willy Wonka" Freestyle


Sese - Willy Wonka Freestyle

Directed by G-Dot

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Twitter @SeseSeason
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SESE - Y.F.R.W.N

Mixtape Coming October '10

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

(Audio) @50Cent Interview w/ JENNY BOOM BOOM: Defends Mayweather, talks new album & @LloydBanks come back

50 cent calls Jenny to defend Floyd Mayweather, he speaks on the pressure he feels about his new album, he reveals his new movie, he explains why G Unit is now with EMI and discusses Lloyd Banks comeback.

(Video) MTV Special: The Life & Rhymes of Nas [20 Mins.]

Via MTV. I didn't catch this when it originally aired but it's a pretty dope intimate show and in-depth look into the life & rhymes of Nasir Jones. Nas talks about his encounters with Pac & Biggie & he even busts a cpl dance moves.

Part 1

 
Part 2

(Audio) Funkmaster Flex - 50 Cent Interview: 50 Cent talks Jay-Z encounter, Kanye West, Fab & Soulja Boy, Rick Ross, & Floyd Mayweather

Via http://www.inflexwetrust.com.

FLEX 50 CENT INTERVIEW PT.1 by InFlexWeTrust.com

FLEX 50 CENT INTERVIEW PT.2 by InFlexWeTrust.com

FLEX 50 CENT INTERVIEW PT.3 by InFlexWeTrust.com

(Video) Call of Duty: Black Ops - Multiplayer Overview

Learn about all the great new features in Black Ops Multiplayer: Theater Mode, Combat Training, the COD Currency System, Wager Matches, Massive Customization Options, Contracts, and the Emblem Editor

* The wager game mode depicted and discussed in this video is for entertainment purposes only. COD Points have no monetary value and may be used for in-game purposes only.

(Audio) Lord Nez ( @LordNez ) - "Uphill" (Hollis, Queens) Pd. by @StatikSelekt

Smooth it out....

(Documentary) The Never-ending debate: Where did Hip Hop start?

Via http://foundingfathersnyc.com. Founding Fathers delivers history of the core roots of this popular music as it plays out on the streets, parks and nightclubs in the late 60’s/early 70’s. The film captures uncanny footage of a time far removed from today. Directors Ron Lawrence and Hassan Pore take an amazing journey through the boroughs rediscovering DJ’s with massive sound systems.


DISCO TWINS - BEGAN IN ASTORIA Back in 72-73



I also stumbled upon some older heads discussing this very same topic on http://oldschoolhiphop.com. If you're familiar with the forum format this thread makes for an interesting read. Alot of dudes dropped some really credible first hand accounts of what they saw growing up during the 70's & 80's.

(Video) CORMEGA INTERVIEW W/ ALL ELEMENTS TV

Shouts to DJ @JRONIN. Ronin catches up with Mega after the (Live Performance) AZ x Cormega x Nature x Lil Fame - 9/01/10 Santos NYC "Doe or Die" 10th anniversary show. Cormega discusses upcoming projects including a project involving one time rival Nature aswell as a new solo album. Mega also talks about rappers needing to have longevity in the game before they start poking their chests out claiming this & that or that they're the best.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

(Video) Large Amount ( @LargeAmount ) Interview w/ StreetLogik.com

 Via StreetLogik.com

Besides being featured on The Champ Is Here pt. 3, the D-Block affiliate was also featured on their compilation album, No Security last year while making a name for himself with his own mixtape catalog. But enough of talking about him, because it’s time you found out about him first hand.

Part 1


Part 2

Previously....
(Video) @LargeAmount - "All In Your Building" Freestyle ft. @iHateKatStacks & @TheRealKiss

(Artist Spotlight/Video) Lord Nez ( @LordNez ) - "The Rhyme" (Hollis, Queens)

This video is so Queens. I gotta give the homie Nez props especially for the Lemon Ice King of Corona shot. That's home right there.

(Video) @RealWizKhalifa - "Damn It Feels Good To Be A Taylor"

Simple....straight to the point....feel good music. Directed by Bill Paladino.

(Video) @CurrenSy_Spitta ft. @KillaKyleon - "4 Hours & 20 Minutes (Ride To H-Town)"

We don't catch feelings we catch flights....

(Artist Spotlight/Video) Strong Arm Steady ( @TheRealSAS ) ft. @PlanetAsia - "Chittlins & Pepsi"

Feat. Planet Asia. Produced by Madlib. From the album IN SEARCH OF STONEY JACKSON. Download: http://is.gd/euYbP. Directed by Henry DeMaio.


(Video) Freddie Gibbs ft. Chuck Inglish, Chip Tha Ripper, Bun B & Dan Auerbach - "Oil Money"

Official video for "Oil Money" from Freddie Gibbs' Str8 Killa Ep on Decon/Gibbs Gamily, now on iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/str8-killa/id382892011 "Oil Money" features Chuck Inglish (The Cool Kids), Chip Tha Ripper, Bun B & Dan Auerbach (Black Keys). Directed by Dichfürd Ahlers.

(Video) Maino ( @mainohustlehard ) - "The Brooklyn Way 2"

Spread love it's the Brooklyn way.....

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

(Video) Ron Browz ft.. Maino, Fred Da Godson & Malaika Russell - "Wishing On A Star"

(Video) @LargeAmount - "All In Your Building" Freestyle ft. @iHateKatStacks & @TheRealKiss

Wooooooo!!! This sh!t is tough!! GangSta Clik/D-Block Presents Large Amount - "All In Your Building" Freestyle with guest appearances from Jadakiss & Kat Stacks. 
Follow @LargeAmount on Twitter.


(Artist Spotlight/Video) REMYND ( @remynder ) ft. KOOL G RAP ( @therealkoolgrap ) - "SAVIOR"

Produced by Nick Price. Video was shot in New York City by Jeremy E. Jackson. You can pre-order the new album 'Sex & Computers' on iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/sex-computers/id389369687

 

(Video) Cher Lloyd - X Factor Audition (Full Version) performing Keri Hilson's version of "Turn My Swag On"

Via TheXFactorUK. A star is born.

(Audio) @TheRealKoolGRap - "SAD" (Produced by Super Dave)

Via @Domingomusic. Wooooooooooooooo!! New KGR album "Riches Royalty & Respect" coming soon.

(Video) 1982 ( @StatikSelekt & @TermanologyST ) ft. @BunBtrillOG & @Masspikemiles - "You Should Go Home"

Available on iTunes.

Featured Release

"Nuclear Winter represents many things. It represents dark times in our lives, it represents the state of NY hip hop & how I feel about it, & it represents my blueprint on how I think the music should be done going forward into the future. This is my manifesto to all the people that doubted me & the kryptonite to all selfishness. It's a journey from darkness into light, & from bondage & the huge amounts of weight on our shoulders to breaking free and regaining our freedom. Nuclear Winter we're coming to take shine....." - Willie Maze

The Generals consist of emcees Willie Maze & Dime.

Released 17 July 2012 Art & Direction: Willie Maze

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All Songs Recorded & Mixed by SPKilla Muzik

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