Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It wouldnt be the end of the year without: Skillz Year End Rap Up 2008





Skillz: Rap Up 2008

TSS + Fly Society: Mythblazers (Part 2)



I don't smoke weed so this is lost on me, but interesting none the less. Props to The Smoking Section.

The Month Of Madness: Every Track





Shiiit, I sure as hell couldnt update the shit everyday, so here is the zip (props to OnSmash) with every track. Props to the homie Freeway for supplying the world with these, hopefully we'll get another album soon.

Month Of Madness.zip

THIS IS TOOOOO SWEET!



Robocop is one of my fave movies of all time!

KiD CuDi Eighty81 Interview


Hustler Watch: Kid Cudi from Eighty81 on Vimeo.

Been meanin to post this; and here it is!

Curren$y working on "This Aint A Mixtape"



Hot Spitta continues work on his newest opus; "This Aint A Mixtape"

Termanology + Bun B + Sheek Louch + Joell Ortiz + Saigon + Freeway: Say It



Termanology + Bun B + Sheek Louch + Joell Ortiz + Saigon + Freeway: Say It

Off of Termanolgy's "If Heaven Were A Mile Away" Mixtape

Statik Selektah + Bun B + Cory Mo: Get Out The Way

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

N.O.R.E. on a Diet Part 12



I'm tellin ya, DVD this and you'll have a HIT. Imagine N.O.R.E. promoting this on Oprah! PAY ME!

Lil Wayne Busts his ass...but rebounds perfectly + "Three Amigos" Trailer




It happens to the best of us right Beyonce???






Three Amigos = Lil' Wayne, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana

Monday, December 29, 2008

Serius Jones: Got Bars Part 3

Jadakis + Faith Evans: Letter To B.I.G.




Jadakis + Faith Evans: Letter To B.I.G.

Off the Notorious Soundtrack. I was gonna post the radio rip but I was like FUCK IT. Enjoy folks.

Jadakiss HHG Interview

Hell Rell: Criminals Gone Wild Interview + ThisIs50 Interview



I would have loved to see Hell Rell do work on the ACTUAL Criminals Gone Wild DVD (which im currently looking for)

Bonus:



Calls out Max B and French Montana (again), as well as a freestyle

Ice La Fox = Top 5 Dead Or Alive



Oh yeah, Kay Slay is there too.

Yung Berg "Transformer Chain" Sighting....



one more before 08 ends.

...And Joe Responds ("When Keeping It Real Gets Ridiculous")



whoa.

Travis McCoy signs to Nappy Boy ENT



This is interesting in a NON Sarcastic way. Travis and Pain could make a great ensemble (Pain on the boards is always a plus) and Travis has already proven himself to a competent and versatile MC. Congrats to him!

When Keepin It Real Gets Ridiculous



Ransom responds to Joe Budden's Vlog threats and real life threats with threats of his own...this time...we have actual footage. Enjoy this grainy Blair Witch-esque footage!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

DJ Khaled + Kanye + Jay-Z + T-Pain: Go Hard (Remix)





DJ Khaled + Kanye + Jay-Z + T-Pain: Go Hard (Remix)

Hov drops a new verse on Lil Bro and DJ Khaled's ode to their hardness...pause.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Layover: The Gift & The Curse




Ugh. Updates are coming slowly, you gotta excuse me, the kid was gettin his vacation on. Anyways; Let these tide you over:


Wale: UK Freestyle (Props to X)

Fabolous: Brooklyn Go Hard Freestyle (Props to OS)

Drake + Mickey Factz + Lykke Li: Little Bit (Remix)



Holla!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Jaz-O Is Still Mad

Diddy Blogs more Holiday Shit

Big Sean: Serchlite Freestyle



G.O.O.D. Music's next up to bat drops a freestyle

AWESOME!!!





if only i WANTED a Wii

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Now playing: Yo Gotti - Aww Man (Feat. Juelz Santana)
via FoxyTunes

Somebody Isn't in the XMAS spirit: Mom goes wild @ Shawty Lo's Toy Drive



Is she blind? do she need some glasses to see? she better chill before LO shoots a video outside her house claiming that her child isnt as young as he says he is or something to that effect

Fat Joe + Ron Brownz + Lil' Wayne: Windin On Me





Fat Joe + Ron Brownz + Lil' Wayne: Windin On Me

Almost forgot to post this. I fucks wit it alot more than alot of Ron's more recent shit

Diddy's Christmas BLOG

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Weezy isnt into Syrup anymore + other assorted facts in the new Weezy Blog

Curren$y + Mistah Fab: Life's A Bitch





Curren$y + Mistah Fab: Life's A Bitch

Merry Christmas!

Teriyaki Boyz + Pharrell + Chris Brown: Work That



I'm gonna refrain from saying the obvious stuff. ENJOY!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

N.O.R.E. + Uncle Muder: OnDaSpot Freestyle



N.O.R.E. goes in!

Camp Lo: Pop Champagne

Nickelus F + Portishead: Roads





Nickelus F + Portishead: Roads

Some VA love for my dude Nickelus F, yessir

Lil' Wayne + T-Pain: I Rap He Sing (LIVE) + More Vids from "I AM MUSIC"





Got Money



Shoot Me Down



Fireman



All in all the production values look on point for this tour, I'm impressed

(1000th POST!!!) Ransom responds to Joe Budden



1000? this is a early Xmas gift for me

Thanks to all the readers, here's to 2000th in less than three months


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Now playing: Drake - Ransom (Featuring Lil' Wayne)
via FoxyTunes

WHOA!

Bun B + The Hundreds Collaboration Shirt (AKA My Faavorite Rapper & My Favorite Clothing Line team up to spite me LOL)






There are 150 of these available this Saturday @ Premium Goods in Houston. It's a damned shame I wont be able to get one, as Bun will be personally signing each shirt as well.


Peep Bun's guest blog @ The Hundreds. Super Tight (Rest in Peace Pimp C)

Wale @ The Highline Ballroom

Alfamega: My Window (Video)



Fresh off his face punchin excursion at the Dirty Awards. "I Am Alfamega" is scheduled to drop at the top of the year....or whenever he punches you and your kids in the face. either or.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Keri Hilson + Busta Rhymes: Turn Me On (Remix)




Keri Hilson + Busta Rhymes: Turn Me On (Remix)

You know, its a real shame this song isnt picking up like it should. Keri's a fox too :O

DJ Drama + Snoop Dogg + T.I. + Akon: Day Dreamin




DJ Drama + Snoop Dogg + T.I. + Akon: Day Dreamin (Includes Clean, Dirty, Instrumental for you crumbs)

Spotted @ OS!

The first official single from Gangsta Grillz The Album 2

Lil' Wayne + Drake: Ransom (Live)



On the first stop of the "I Am Music Tour"

Lloyd Banks gives back



Cool shit.

Freeway speaks on the Cassidy battle...and a rematch? + Month Of Madness Updates



Freeway: Long Money

Freeway: Do It To Death

CurT@!n$: Yes Yes Ya'll






CurT@!n$: Yes Yes Ya'll

Slaughterhouse in the studio, fooling around and talking about the GOATs




Freekey talks his top 5 smashable

Clipse: Road To Til The Casket Drops Video Pt 3



With DJ Khalil

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Nu Jerzey Devil + Lil' Wayne Record "Different Girls"

Chamillionaire: Mixtape Messiah 6 Sampler (Video)

Busta Rhymes + Jadakiss + Jim Jones + Juelz Santana + Ron Brownz: Arab Money (Part III)





Busta Rhymes + Jadakiss + Jim Jones + Juelz Santana + Ron Brownz: Arab Money (Part III)

I'm sure you'll notice i didnt post part 2 (because it's not as awesome as part 1 or this one). Is there gonna be a video for this one too?

Joe Budden TV: Studio Beef

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Roots: You Got Me + Estelle (Live)

Month Of Madness: Diesel





Freeway: Diesel

Produced By Needlz

I thought the last joint i posted (Rap Spitters) was fire, this shit is WAYY better.

Wale: Chillin





Wale: Chillin

Produced By Cool & Dre

Freekey Zekey: Certified Headlock giver

Gorilla Zoe: Lost

Friday, December 19, 2008

Kanye West KROQ Interview



After his performance @ KROQs Almost Acoustic Concert.

Jim Jones: Funk Flex Interview



Speaks on Dame Dash's money issues, Max B

A Kid Named Cudi Returns Home


A Kid Named Cudi Returns Home from 2 La Jits 2 Quit on Vimeo.

This shit is so wavy!








Sony's "Little Big Planet" is about to get even bigger with the Metal Gear Solid Downloadable Content dropping December 25th on the Japanese PSN store (no word in a US Release, but its release seems likely to be coming soon). The costume pack plus the levels should be $15 bucks.

Royce Da 5'9: Shake This


Royce Da 5'9" - "Shake This" from Three/21 Films on Vimeo.

Directed by Rik Cordero, produced by DJ Premier. Big business all around.

Ripley's BELIEVE IT...






“As far as Def Jam is concerned, I didn’t wanna be in an upside down situation,” Tru continued. “I had seven deals on the table before I took that deal and I only took it because of Jay-Z. So I felt like if he’s leaving, I wanna leave too…It was also in my contract that if they didn’t put out my album, they had to give me $300,000. So being the smart businessman that I am I took that $300K, they did it under the radar so nobody really knew, but I been was off of Def Jam for a while. We did it before Jay-Z actually left. I left Def Jam, but I’m still with Roc-A-Fella, I’m still with Jay-Z. Me and Jay was just out in Vegas balling out, spending stacks. You can ask Jay.”


....OR NOT.

Freeway: Rap Spitters




Produced by Don Cannon

Freeway: Rap Spitters

Joe Budden TV: Late Thanksgiving

Saigon...still complainin



sigh.

Fabolous on Semtex TV


SEMTEX TV - FABOLOUS BREAKS DOWN THE HOTTEST MC'S FOR 09' from DJ SEMTEX on Vimeo.

speak on Kanye's new album, his new album and his pick of hottest MC's of 2009

Thursday, December 18, 2008

N.O.R.E. on a Diet Part 11



damn this feels long as hell. They could DVD-ise this series and sell it

Dame Dash is about peace. Now.

Busta Rhymes Behind The Scenes of The ARAB MONEY REMIX PART 3 VIDEO


Busta Rhymes - "Arab Money Remix" Behind The Scenes Part III from Three/21 Films on Vimeo.

KiD CuDi A-List Radio Freestyle

Notorious cover shoot

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tyga: Sayin This (Video)



Tyga gettin a push in 09? we'll see, until then peep the lil homie droppin bars

Vlad TV: Styles P & son.

Jamie Foxx goes in on Terrance Howard



I meant to post this a few days ago, but GODDAMN hahaha

Young Jeezy: Who Dat (Video)



One of my favorite joints from "The Recession". Hopefully "By The Way" follows the long awaited video for "My President".

Peep the random Busta Rhymes cameo™ as well

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Consequence checks in; recording his new album

Big Sean: Paranoid (Remix)






Big Sean: Paranoid (Remix)

G.O.O.D. Music's own Big Sean tries his hand at big homie's (maybe?) new single.

Dame speaks on Jim Jones v Jay-Z



Well...Dame is very ambiguous here. I wish Jay and Dame would just talk it out already. Or slug it out....one of the two

N.E.R.D.: Sooner Or Later (Video)

Clipse: Road To Til The Casket Drops Video Pt 2


ReUp Gang Blog 2 from ReUpGangRecords.net on Vimeo.

KiD CuDi freestyles.....with the spirit of Too $hort



Yeah this needs to go on wax!

Is "Arab Money" Racist?



You decide.

KiD CuDi + Asher Roth freestyle on A List Radio

Scarface is "dead" as an artist



Scarface speaks to Slim of 112 (uh..) about his retirement

Monday, December 15, 2008

Curtains: Night Of The Living Dope (Video)



uh huh yea....I fucks with this.

Jamie Foxx + Rick Ross: Swag





Jamie Foxx + Rick Ross: Swag

At least you know what this is about

Asher Roh Gets Interviewed



This is one artist I'm hoping gets a lot of burn next year, I think he really brings something witty to the table

Serius Jones: Got Bars




Buncha niggas freestylin

Jeezy Likes To Give Episode 1

Max B & French pay Jim Jones a visit



I'll admit this is stupid, but i'll be damned if Max dont have some quotables

"you gotta watch him...he's sneaky...he'll sneak out the fire escape"

"he ran like a koala bear"

"come fight me one on one...come fight one on one with the don"

"i tried to fight him one on one, i tried to fuck his girl in the mouth"

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Freeway + Beanie Sigel Perform + Month Of Madness: Really Rough Out Here



Nothing but the hits


Also;

Freeway: Really Rough Out Here

I been slackin on updating on this, but i'm sure you can find it.

This Is 50 Interviews Plies



"Da REAList" is in stores Tuesday

Styles P: Lyricism Is Dead

Kanye On SNL

Love Lockdown:


Heartless/Pinocchio Story




Was his Auto Tune broke? cool jacket though

B.O.B. in the studio with Travis Barker

Kanye West: Heartless/Pinocchio's Story (Live)



Ye' is blooded up in this joint. I wonder how Jeezy feels about that

Friday, December 12, 2008

Charles Hamilton disses Soulja Boy. Sigh. WITH ADDED VIDEO

And another one; he's made a DISS video! oohhhh say it with me; BEEF 2.0! And lol @ the splices of CG cut scenes from the new Sonic Unleashed game. This is...getting pretty sad now. I'm starting to believe this theory now.






Come one CH, you're better than this.

Oh, it all started here. then this.

Q-Tip & Prince? Yeah It's True



Comedy Gold.

Common + Cee-Lo: Make My Day (Live On Ellen)



Ellen loves hip hop.

Wale HHG Interview

KiD CuDi: Extra Good (Live)



He's been performing this at his concerts, hopefully we'll get a CDQ soon.

Curren$y + Terry Kennedy: Drink Til ya Sick





Curren$y + Terry Kennedy: Drink Til ya Sick

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Diddy + T-Pain: The Producer



Diddy and Pain in the studio working on Diddy's new album (which he's giving Pain a point for).

Charles Hamilton: Brooklyn Girls (Video)



Dope vid and song. Lacey Duvalle (NSFW) is in this too, and she's like....my former obsession.

Common: Clinton Sparks Interview

Juelz Speeaks on "I Can't Feel My Face"



No really...when is it coming out?

Busta Rhymes + Consequence SNAPFEST



This shit is hilarious

"You Elmers glue sealin your teeth together ass nicca" LMFAO

KiD CuDi: Day N Nite Live @ 10.Deep Holiday Party

THIS JUST IN: Yung Berg's chain safe (albeit missing few stones) with Trick Trick



This is just damn embarassing

The Drama continues....French Montana responds to Hell Rell



I'm kind of losing interest in this, for one it's not as interesting as video/dvd magazine beefs from 2004 (the pinnacle of DVD thuggery), and French Montana isn't exactly as stellar a personality as he'd have you believe.

KiD CuDi + Chip The Ripper Interview (Part 1)


VIDEO: Kid Cudi LIVE on "The Sam Sylk Show" from Kevin M on Vimeo.

88 Keys plays some new joints LIVE

This joint isnt on the album:


88 Keys - About To Bust (Let One Go) (Not On Album) from Real Frequency on Vimeo.



88 Keys f/ Shitake Monkey - The Friend Zone (Needlez Remix) from Real Frequency on Vimeo.

N.A.S.A. + Kanye West + Santogold + Lykke Li: Gifted





Been wantin to use that pic, oh here you go:

N.A.S.A. + Kanye West + Santogold + Lykke Li: Gifted

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Kanye West Interview


50 THINGS YOU DONT KNOW ABOUT QDEEZY #10 (KANYE ) from qdeezy on Vimeo.

With Q Deezy from Big Boys Neighborhood

10.Deep + DJ Benzi: The New Deal




10.Deep + DJ Benzi: The New Deal

Download it, it has some cool remixes on it.

Floyd Mayweather signs Freck Billionaire....annouces new deal with Amalgam Digital



If you aint know, Freck's been rollin with the kid Fabolous for a while now. This should be a good look for him. Amalgam is doin big things as a new label.

Asher Roth: The Day I Got Crowned




Asher Roth: The Day I Got Crowned

Don Cannon produced it and DJ Wreckineyez scratches on it

T.I.: Letter To The Government




A Paper Trail leftover

T.I.: Letter To The Government

Vlad TV: Juelz talks Cam'ron



touching.

Young Chris: Promised Land (Video)

Freekey Zekey + Sen City + Jim Jones: 25 AND Starr + Juelz Santana: Jingle Bells








A Dipset double feature if you will. Also LOL @ Freekey Zekey's album being called "Loyalty is Everything". Think about that for a second.

Common on Kimmel



UMC is in stores now

KiD CuDi (and Jim Jones) + Freeway + Wale @ Highline Ballroom




Jones before he goes on stage with Cudi:

DMX found.....in Miami....at Scott Storch's house



So earlier this week the authories set out to find DMX...and they found him at an unlikely place.

From MTV.com:


FBI agents then apprehended DMX at the Palm Island mansion of producer Scott Storch. According to TMZ, an unnamed woman in Georgia tipped off the Arizona sheriff's department officials to X's whereabouts when she heard about the $5,000 reward being offered for information leading to his arrest. Cohen said he is not sure what Storch and X's personal relationship is, or if Storch was home at the time of the arrest. The producer had a warrant out for his arrest earlier this year, when he failed to appear in court for a child-support case, and has been working on straightening out his finances after his home was foreclosed in July.

Vlad TV: LA The Darkman speaks on the Jeezy Brawl

Ludacris + Jadakiss: Made You Look Remix (Video)



Hot shit.

88 Keys goes crate diggin

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Game + Lil' Wayne: Red Magic (No DJ)




Spotted @ X's place.


The Game + Lil' Wayne: Red Magic (No DJ)


This one has NO DJ on it, so dont worry about THE EMPIRE ruining it.

Classic: Roc-A-Fella "Who Shot Ya 2001 Freestyle" (Video) PART 6



And another one.

Over the Oochie wally beat

Jimmy Fallon + The Roots



If you all remember this is the reason why they "retired" from touring. Good look for them though

Curren$y: Look Up To The Jets







Curren$y: Look Up To The Jets

Off of the Traffic Boutiques mixtape Space Music

Common: HHO Artist Of The Week (Video)



Universal Mind Control is in stores today

Ghostface Killah: Run (Remix) + Kilo (Remix) + Slept On Tony





YESSIR. Props to Onsmash!!!

Ghostface Killah + Lil' Wayne + Jadakiss + Raekwon + Freeway: Run (Remix)

Ghostface Killah + Raekwon + Malice: Kilo (Remix)

Ghostface Killah: Slept On Tony

All of these are off the Ghost Deini The Great Best Of CD dropping next Tuesday

Charles Hamilton explains his problem with Soulja Boy

N.O.R.E. on a Diet Part 10

Alchemist Makes a Beat

EPMD Album Release Party



From Miss Info

EPMD Album release party for "We Mean Business" (Released today)

Common Reviews UMC



So Did I.

KiD CuDi: Super Boo





KiD CuDi: Super Boo

He's been perfoming this at his concerts. I should have candid video of his performance at VCU very soon.

"If I Get Shot Its World War 3!" Hell Rell comments on the beef with Max B and French Montana



This is a late entry into the Best rap shit talking video of the year

Monday, December 8, 2008

Don Cannon + Asher Roth + No I.D.: In The Studio (Video)


Asher Roth Don Cannon No I.D. In The Studio from Decatur Dan on Vimeo.

Tru Life + Memphis Bleek + Uncle Murder: That's The Recipe

Tru Life + Memphis Bleek + Uncle Murder: That's The Recipe


Is this how the Roc gonna get hot?

Really Doe: Opera Of Love



Really Doe: Opera Of Love

Freeway: Hustlaz Prayer

T.I. + Angela Yee Interview (Video)

Busta Rhymes + T.I. + Reek Da Villian: We Rollin




Busta Rhymes + T.I. + Reek Da Villian: We Rollin

Grafh: You're Welcome (Video)

Busta Rhymes Behind The Scenes of The ARAB MONEY REMIX PART 1 VIDEO


Busta Rhymes - "Arab Money Remix" Behind The Scenes Part II from Three/21 Films on Vimeo.

I dont feel like naming off all of the features so just match faces to names.

Rik Cordero is seeing ALOT of work lately from Bussa Bus

Common fucks up a freestyle...but recovers like a pro



This takes true skill

Jay-Z + MC Lyte: BK Anthem




Jay-Z + MC Lyte: BK Anthem

Off of the Notorious Soundtrack.

Shawty Lo + Trey Songz + Lil' Wayne: Supplier





Spotted @ XclusivesZone

Shawty Lo + Trey Songz + Lil' Wayne: Supplier

....New Shawty Lo...It is what it is..

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Music Review: Common: Universal Mind Control


Common: Universal Mind Control

8/10


Seemingly more of a vanity project than any he's ever had before, Common returns after 2007's "Finding Forever" with the futuristic tinged "Universal Mind Control", an album that is sure to leave many of his fans perplexed, especially after his string of more traditional releases.

"Control" clocks in at a speedy 38 minutes boasting 10 tracks (seven of which are produced by The Neptunes), that are less of the conscious variety and instead display a more fun-loving, sexually charged emcee, on tracks like "Sex 4 Suga" and "Punch-Drunk Love" Featuring longtime friend and collaborator Kanye West as he spits "What make ya feel so good that type of stuff you cant explain/ I do what I do to do to make it rain", and other lyrics that may make your mother blush.

Though his album is devoid of many of the topics that have become status quo for Common, it doesn't take away his lyrical prowess. On "Gladiator", Common releases his inner Maximus Meridius exclaiming "They say he's a radical he dont fit the game, a heart full of glory, a fist full of pain" over a heroic sounding Neptunes beat complete with appropriately placed horns and synths.

The album is more or less a love letter to the days of Afrika Bambaata, with it's spacey production (think more Whodini and less "Graduation") and Common's more defined syrupy flow.

"Universal Mind Control" works in the sense that Common is comfortable enough as an artist to come out of his own comfort zone (a big theme for rappers in 2008 it seems), and is still able to take listeners through an enjoyable (if short) journey.
 

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