Friday, December 31, 2010

Cool Fridays:Happy New Years Edition

Today is New Years eve and The Academy is
Wishing all of you crazy kids a happy and
Blessed New Year.
We urge you, if you are spending it
with loved ones then love right, spending it with friends, then 
party smart. And Lastly give glory to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
for giving you and everyone else another year.
Good luck in 2011.
Oh and as a present here's Nottz and Asher Roth's new Ep.
Asher Roth goes in....

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Amsterdam represents

One of my favorite emcees, Pete Philly,
just came out with an Lp entitled "Open Loops".
For 14 weeks he released a single from the Lp and
just this week he finally released the whole thing. And
trust me when I say this is soul with a high fly theme,
and something different all at the same time.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

My Bad!!!

Okay so the Gorillaz lp that I posted was
apparently a fake and not better than the
original. So here is the real one and the
"Phoner to Arizona" video-
and again sorry about the confusion

Part 2 of Richard Pryor

Good Old Pryor

For a late Christmas present, im going to give
yall Richard Pryor on vinyl. Here's part 1,
Live On The Sunset Strip-

Friday, December 24, 2010

Blue Scholars

Since I wont be posting on Christmas day I decided to
give yall one more gift. The Blue Scholars own Sabzi
(Producer) released an Ep with a singer named Kelsey.
I got this in my inbox; check the email.

Hellooooooo, Saba here.

Hope you're having a pleasant winter season! Geo and I are happy to announce that Cinemetropolis is fully mixed and on its way to mastering. Soon we'll have a finished album to share with all of you. It's been long time coming and we're very excited for you to hear it. Anyway, you're probably on this email list cuz you like Blue Scholars beats, so I'm assuming you'll wanna hear about this new side project. Last week I got together with a good friend of mine (her name is Kelsey) and formed duo named MADE IN HEIGHTS and in a matter of days we produced a little EP. As friends of Blue Scholars, all of you have been such supportive folks over the years so I thought it'd be cool to share this with you first.
Consider it a gift from us to you. Please feel free to share the link with friends and fam. Be well!
Ya I know great timing.
Merry Christmas to all
God Bless

Merry Christmas

Here you go, this is a compilation of Nat King Cole remixes.
it's something you can listen to for Christmas time. Love it and
bask in his greatness-

yo i just edited the link its the right
one for sure, sorry... 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

It's some kind of Oldies

The young emcee Diggy Simmons just put out
a new mixtape with Dj Premier. He goes in over
7 different old school beats, which he holds his own
on. I cannot front I may not be a fan of Diggy, but he
brings the boom bap back on this one.

Virginia is Complicated

At least according to one of my favorite hip hop groups called the Five One. This Lp is actually one
thier first lp entitled the "Virginia Complex". Live
instrumentation, good lyrics and versatile beats.
Love it-

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Blu release

Okay I been slippen on Blu posts but Ima
make it up to yall. This is a zip compiled of
the four tracks that was released by BLu in
the last few weeks. Four tracks, great Blu,
what else do you want. Well I guess the
album would be nice-
Also here's the new video
By the way Blu I saw you trip,
you ain't slick!!!!!!lol

This is a Get To Know

This is Copywrite's new single from his insane Lp
"The Life and Times of Peter Nelson". I got this
in my inbox and overlooked it and finally got a chance
to listen to it. And let me tell you this is one of the
lyrical masterpieces that will get Copywrite lots of
lovin.
Copywrite has been doing it for a minute but is finally gettin some
recognition. The Ohio bread emcee raps with that
gansta passion. His new Lp is his life in 20 tracks.
Something like this back in the 90's would have been
some kind of wonderful. To bad we're in 2010.
Tracklist
1.It (Parts 1, 2 & 3) (produced by Surock)
2.Trooper f/Sean Price (produced by !llmind)
3.Wish You Were Here (produced by Twiz The Beat Pro)
4.Smile (produced by Joe Benny)
5.Y.O.G.A. Stretch
6.Best In Show f/ Planet Asia & Tage Future (produced by Khrysis)
7.Mega Mega FT Camu Tao, Tage Future, RJD2 & Jakki Da Motormouth (aka MHz) (produced by Surock)
8.Forever And A Day f/ Middle Distance Runner (produced by RJD2)
9.Bored (produced by DJ Rhettmatic)
10.Seratonin (produced by Josh Gabriel)
11.Future Throwback f/ Jet Jaguar (produced by Twiz The Beat Pro)
12.Three Story Building f/ Dilated Peoples & MF Grimm (produced by Twiz The Beat Pro)
13.Rob The Club (produced by Camu Tao)
14.Confessional (produced by Rob Stern)
15.Alive f/ Motion Man (produced by Kount Fif)
16.Shotgun (produced by Dank Charnley)
17.Don’t Kill Me (produced by the Intalec)
18.Crooked Cop f/ Crooked I (produced by Twiz The Beat Pro)
19.Mother May I (produced by !llmind)
20.Tic Toc (produced by RJD2)

Runnin and Runnin

Ya, so I don't care what anyone says,
Nipsey Hussle is putin out some dope
music. His newest outing "The Marathon"
is definitely something from the left side
of the US.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Stuck in Some rapper's journey to find soul

I just found this new mixtape by the
Emcee SIN entitled "Stuck In Nowhere".
This tape is real becasue it takes you on
a journey through his thoughts. Download
and take the journey.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Old School Mondays

So yesterday I was looking for some new or old
Madlib music. Then I stumbled upon an old album
that him and Talib Kweli did back in '06. Entitled
"Liberation", the lp was for free for a couple of days.
It's 9 original tracks with the same Talib flow. So
how can you complain.
Talib + Madlib=Some Kind of Wonderful

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sundays are for God and good music

One of my favorite producers Apple Juice Kid
just put out his new Ep. For the Christmas spirit
he decided to remix Frank Sinatra. Not only is
it one of the best remixes that I've heard in a while,
but its probably going to be a Christmas tradition to
listen to this every year.
Check it, I'm sure you'll get a kick out of this one-

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tabi Bonney-Nuthin But A Hero

A Reference from a Fresh Fellow

Here goes another installment of my reference series.
This reference comes from my fellow Jet brother
Jae who told me about Tabi Bonney's new Lp "Fresh".
This Lp is his best yet and you will be bumping this
for a minute. With features from Wale, Pusha T, Curren$y
and more. This is what I like to call a DMV classic.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Old and Busted, New Hottness

Tennille just put out a new mixtape entitled
10illmatic/10MFdoom where she goes in over
some of her favorite Nas and Mf Doom beats.
5 of each to be exact. It pretty dope and chilled
out. So check this one out-

Man this relates to me

Alright my bad for not posting in a while but
I been preparing and taking exams this week
so please excuse me for trying to make some-
thing of myself. But I had to represent the
west coast by posting my man Casey Veggies
with his new offering "Sleeping In Class".
With features and productions from dom, Nero
Brandun Deshay and more. This is sure to be a good
one, Love It-

Friday, December 10, 2010

Cool Fridays

Last day of classes and I am feeling great.
So to celebrate I am going to give you some
new music fromt the beatles.
Okay I lied; this is actually Evidence's new project
that just dropped today which is inspired by
the beatle's White album.
Check it and love, actually you don't need love.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Shawn Chrystopher, No sophmore slump

Shawn decides to finaly drop his sophmore Lp
"You, And Only You". Shawn Definitely does it
again. If your not a fan, then you'll definitely be one
after you listen to this.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Old School Mondays- Pac Div unreleased songs

1. Ditch The Ugly Friend

2. Golden Lady

3. Suffer

4. If That Ain’t Love f. Diz Gibran

5. Feel

6. Hey Baby

7. Cringe f. Blu






Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sundays are for God and good music:Blu's stamp of approval

Blu himself has approved this group and
thier 2009 Lp "World B. Free". Muamin
Collective is an underground hip-hop group
from the left coast. They preech what I like to
call "free mindstate". Check it you may find you-
self feelin a little lighter-

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Just one Date

One of my favorite upcoming Cali Artist
Chuuwee, just hooked up with Cookin
Soul and released a new concept tap entitled
"The Date Tape". Check it-

Friday, December 3, 2010

Cool Fridays

Ya you know what time it is;
Cool Fridays.
And this week i'm bringing you Neako's
new project "LOUDpack: Love and Other drugs".
Its real dope and Neako with every release
reinvents himself. If he keeps at this rate he may get the official 
Academy stamp.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Long Away

Kris Kasanova  drops his long awaited
debut "The Long Way Home Ep" with 11 original tracks.
Which is pretty dope. Check it-

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Issue #3

Trademark Da Skydiver decides to drop his 3rd
installment of his issues series. Issue number 3
is now on Itunes and is probably the best.
Oh by the way here it is for free lol.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dreamin

This is a Compilation by The Mello Music Group
who put together an album featuring some of the
most soul producers and emcees. The likes of
Diamond District, Roc Marciano, Fresh Daily, and
Kenn Starr all contribute to this Dream of a Compil-
ation. Now presenting-

Monday, November 29, 2010

Nu-Soul

Jesse Boykins III -Come To My Room(Official Music Video) from LightUp Film on Vimeo.

This is a song from Jesse Boykin III's 2008
lp "Beauty Created". If this is not soul then I don't know what is.
This is what I like to call baby making music, lol.
Check it out right here-
Here's a message from Jesse-
"When I created The Beauty Created I aimed to make music that symbolizes moments of love at every level. It has been 2 years since the task and I feel as if I have made these very moments with all of you. I know the best way to show my appreciation is to continue our connection by making more passionate music. I am truly grateful for every ear that has heard a song from that album, and shared a song with their loved ones. I will continue to insist on romance in every lyric I put melody to. Thank You. Also Thanks to Soul Train & Centric for my award nomination."

Old School Mondays: A Rare Gem From Blu

Ya you heard right, I actually was able to find
some new Blu that is actually pretty old but is
rare. This is one of Blu's first projects with fellow
rapper Jack Spade(Donel Smoke) called "The
Bruise Brothers EP". This is when Blu started to
form his non-chalant rap style which has made him
into one the most feared emcees in the game.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Replaying the moment

Gatorade is doing a replay series where they
are taking high school championships or big
games and bringing all the players back for
redemption. It's pretty sweet but the theme
song is better. Especially since Jenifer Hudson
is on the hook, Lupe and Common are rappin
and No I.D. is producing. Ya it's true and this
song is so good that wish it were a whole Lp.
But the song will have to do-

Life of a Lover

Theophilus London released his lp "I Want You" a few months ago, but just decided to release a new version of the song Life of a Lover with a Blu verse.

Happy Thanksgiving

You know like everyone else I am
thankful for God, life, family friends
and for great music. And today I am
giving you something from my home
coast. Miguel, the talented singer from
Blu's city. Check it and love it-

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Green Lantern 2011

Awsome

OH SNAPP!!!! It's a Kid Daytona LP!!!!

Ya you heard right, The Kid Daytona dropped
his new Lp entitled "The Interlude". Which is 15
original tracks featuring Freddie Gibbs, Styles P,
and more. The beats are a whole bunch of old school
beat samples and interludes from different albums.
The tracklist will explain-
 1. On The Hill


[As inspired by an interlude from Pete Rock & CL Smooth's The Main Ingredient]

Produced by 6th Sense

Recorded and Mixed by 6th Sense @ No Fame Studios



2. NYA feat. Aloe Blacc

[As inspired by Nas "The Genesis," the intro to Illmatic]

Produced by Cook Classics

Recorded by George Mena @ The Love House. Union City, NJ

Recorded & Mixed by Cook Classics @ The Beat Locker. Echo Park, CA

Brazillian Rhyme Interlude Produced by 6th Sense



3. Learn

Produced by 6th Sense

Recorded & Mixed by 6th Sense @ No Fame Studios



4. Fly Lullaby

[As inspired by an interlude from Pete Rock & CL Smooth's The Main Ingredient]

Produced by 9th Wonder

Additional Vocals by Heather Victoria

Recorded & Mixed by 9th Wonder @ Bright Lady Studios. Raleigh-Durham, NC

Put Your Gun Down Brother interlude produced by 6th Sense



5. Take Aim… Bang! feat. Freddie Gibbs & Alex of The Kickdrums

[As inspired by the intro from Dr. Dre's The Chronic]

Produced by Cook Classics

Recorded by George Mena @ The Love House. Union City, NJ

Recorded by Alex @ The Kickdrums’ Mansion. New York, NY

Mixed by Cook Classics @ The Beat Locker. Echo Park, CA



6. The Champ

Produced by Ted Smooth

Recorded by Ted Smooth @ Straight Face Studios. New York, NY

Mixed by Jose “Choco” Reynoso @ Straight Face Studios, New York, NY



7. Lifted feat. Styles P & Vaughn Anthony

[As inspired by an interlude from O.C.'s Word… Life]

Produced by nVMe Productions

Saxophone by Ezra Brown

Recorded by nVMe @ The Cathedral. Brooklyn, NY

Recorded by George Mena @ The Love House. Union City, NJ

Recorded by somebody @ Cherry Lane Studios. New York, NY

Recorded & Mixed by 6th Sense @ No Fame Studios



8. In The Meantime

Produced by Bink!

Recorded by George Mena @ The Love House. Union City, NJ

Mixed by 6th Sense @ No Fame Studios



9. Padma (So Buttery)

Produced by Amp for The Soul Council

Recorded & Mixed by 6th Sense @ No Fame Studios

Beach Life interlude Produced by and featuring 6th Sense



10. Never Be The Same

Produced by 6th Sense

Guitar by Iakov Kremenskiy

Keys by 6th Sense

Recorded by Ariel Borujow @ Stadium Red. New York, NY

Recorded & Mixed by 6th Sense @ No Fame Studios

Make The Most Of It interlude produced by 6th Sense



11. Contemplation

[As inspired by "4 Moms" by A Tribe Called Quest on The Love Movement]

Produced by 6th Sense

Additional Vocals by Tiara Wiles

Guitar by Iakov Kremenskiy

Recorded & Mixed by 6th Sense @ No Fame Studios

Felix Leo interlude produced by 6th Sense



12. On My Way Home

[As inspired by "My Way Home" by Kanye West feat. Common on Late Registration]

Produced by 6th Sense

Additional Vocals by Mike Maven

Recorded by 6th Sense @ Gramp’s Beach Cottage. Narraghansett, RI

Recorded & Mixed by 6th Sense @ No Fame Studios



13. Long Way To Go

[As inspired by an interlude from Pete Rock & CL Smooth's The Main Ingredient]

Produced by 9th Wonder

Recorded & Mixed by 9th Wonder @ Bright Lady Studios. Raleigh-Durham, NC



14. No Idea’s Original (Bonus Track)

[As inspired by Nas "No Idea's Original" on The Lost Tapes]

Produced by 6th Sense

Recorded & Mixed by 6th Sense @ No Fame Studios



15. The Champ Remix feat. N.O.R.E. (Bonus Track)

Produced by Ted Smooth

N.O.R.E. probably did his verse in Miami somewhere

Monday, November 15, 2010

Jay Electronica actually releasing music

I know it's crazy, Jay Elect just released
another track entitled the "Shiny Suite Theory".
With none other than Jay Z(huh) and The Dream.
Act II maybe???? Don't hold your breath.

Jay Electronica makes two Announcements

Fresh off his announcment of his signing
to the Roc (smh). Jay decides to drop
off this gem tha's hopefully on Act II ft.
none other than John F. Kennedy(like the President).
Ya I know it's the questions.

Old School Mondays

To celebrate the hopeful release of
The Kid Daytona's new Lp "The Interlude"
The Academy is going to give you his first
Lp " Come Fly With Me". Love it-

Please Release The "Interlude"!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sundays are for God and Good Music

Today is one of those stressful college days
for me where my whole day and week will
be devoted to school, school and yes you
guessed it school. So when I'm feelin beat
down I tend to put on one of my favorite Lp's
entitled "The Sun Don't Chill" by Illecism.
He's an Sacremento mc with a ill flow and the beats
are chill all the way up to the sky.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Cool Fridays

In this edition of Cool Fridays I'm giving you
J.Cole's newest outing "Friday Night Lights".
You'll love it cause its J.Cole.
Cole World!!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Love from Charles

Charles Hamilton drops his 3rd installment
of the L-Word mixtape series. This one is
entitled "Mic Check". Sick cover and good
music-

Monday, November 8, 2010

Return 2 Gold

Sene decides to drop off this gem called
"Return2Gold". This is off hiis next Lp
entitled "Metropolispeaker"; entirely
produced by Nogames. This should be
epic judging by this track.

Old School Mondays-Von Pea is The Beatmaker

This is Von Pea's 2003 tape entitled "The Beatmaker".
I copped this over at "Livin in the pharcyde" which is
where I get alot of Von Pea's music. So check this tape
out, I'm pretty sure you'll love it-

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tennille and Sir Micheal of The Rocks

Tennille and Mikey Rocks decided too hook 
up for two new and original tracks.
On one they decided to recreate "Chief Rocka".

Friday, November 5, 2010

Cool Fridays:A Learning Experience

As you know I am a big fan of Von Pea.
So you know when I found a demo
entitled "Audible Silence:The Words Anthology"
I went nuts.
Hear's what Von says about the project made back in 2001
"It was 2000. I’d just met eccentric and krewcial. Eccentric taught me how to make beats with my computer and krewcial taught me how to record vocals on my computer. Eventually khrysis, bennie guinness, suburb, and aeon would teach me some of the techniques I still use to this day. My first song was called “I got soul”. After I did that one (rapping into headphones) I recorded a full length demo and put it on mp3.com. No one could understand what I was saying, and the reason was because I needed a real microphone. If you listen to “over” by tanya morgan you’ll hear the story. I didn’t have a job so I literally saved any drop of money I’d get for weeks until I could afford a mic. First song I recorded with the real microphone was called “its us” and to this day its still my favorite song I’ve done because it was the beginning. I still remember how I felt standing there recording it, it felt like I was on stage at graduation! Its the last song on my first real effort, and that came out 2001. After I put it online I did some remixes to some of the songs and a new song or two, then “repackaged” it. This is the repackaged version. If you come to my blog often chances are this is old news to you, but bare with me. “pea’s gotta have it” is on the way (Sept. 7th) and I’m revisiting the things that got me to this point."