Monday, January 31, 2011

Old School Mondays-Tribute to Nas

The Left coast native H.O.P.E. dropped his
Nas inspired tape entitled "Sincere: The nas Tape".
He definitely has stepped since his last tape and
does the Nas beats justice. So check it and love
the old school sound with new meaning.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sundays are for God and good music

On this wonderful day that the Lord has made,
I will be glad and listen to smooth jazz all day.
That's what I said when I woke up this morning
and decided to go back to my roots. So I put some
Norman Brown on the Itunes, and just vibed out.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Repeat After Me

Kidz In The Hall have dropped yet another classic track entitled Pledge Allegiance To The Dope. This joint is a part of their weekly Brain Candy releases. The song features Curren$y and Mikkey Halsted. The beat is soulful and keeps you rockin from start to finish. Kidz In The Hall's next LP The Land of Make Believe is scheduled to drop March 9th after being pushed back a few times. But this song will tie you over til then.

"Pledge Allegiance To The Dope"

T.H.C...pun intended

Smoke DZA drops the single Uptown81 off his album T.H.C (The Hustler's Catalog). The song has Left Coast spitter Kendrick Lamar and singer Mara Hruby. This joint is real smooth and something that you can just vibe with on your iPod or even in your car. T.H.C drops in March.


Swirvin Side to side to "Lincoln Way"

In about 2 weeks Stalley will finally release
his new Lp "Lincoln Way". But until then
The Academy decided to give all the tracks that
he has relased from the lp. The compilation includes
"Monkey Ish RIP Pimp C", and the just released "Slapp".
So swirve side to side and bump this-
The Tune Up
Monkey Ish
Harsh Ave

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cudi Mania

Ya I got Cudi Mania right now. Just
yesterday Kid Cudi announces his new
Mixtape that will drop this summer, and
his new Lp is straight Rock. Life
Can't get any better.
"pushing for a summer release of the wizard album… wizard is a rock album, no raps, just singing. brand new thing… workin on some jay and ye shit… new mixtape “a man named scott” thats this summah for all those who fucks with my raps, this is for u since ima be all rocked out with the wizard shit. also its free… oh and new york catch me if u can, i start filmin “how to make it” in march."

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

U-N-I-T-Y is the way!!!

I know ya'll heard heard of the Fab Five back when Michigan was running college basketball. Well now I bring you the Trifecta. Willie The Kid (Grand Rapids), Jon Connor (Detroit) and Black Milk (Detroit) come together to bring the track "One Time" off of Willie The Kid's new mixtape The Fly 2: Transformation coming out next month. Black Milk lays down a simple but real soulful beat as Willie The Kid and Jon Connor show love the Michigan way with their rhymes. The three of them together equals great music.

Going through Life

Co$$ and Blu recorded this track entitled
"Through The Flames". It was supposed to
be on Co$$'s new lp "Before I Awoke" but
I guess he decided to release it to us instead.
Good thing cause this is dopeness-

Monday, January 24, 2011

Old School Mondays

Mos Def with every release is becoming my
favorite artist.
So here's one of his classic releases
that got alot of mixed reviews.

Greetings Hip-Hop Fans

Tabi Bonney drops his new mixtape Postcard From Abroad today. This joint goes. Tabi really brings his A game to this mixtape and proves why he is just that dude. Real Hip-Hop fans will appreciate this joint right here. The link is under the pic. Enjoy!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

No Days Off

I know that this is something Wale has been saying recently but i gotta use this for another fellow DC artist. Tabi Bonney is back with a mixtape even after dropping Fresh recently. The mixtape titled "A Postcard From Abroad" drops tomorrow. Just to give you a taste what's coming from this joint here is the video for the first single "Garfield Fish Bones". Tabi brings the heat with this one.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Cool Fridays: Autumn's theme

The leftcoast pair Eponym & Esta released an
lp back in November that I just found out about.
If you liked their Ep "UpFromHere", then you'll def
dig this new effort. The sound is real smooth and will make
you drift to the sounds of Autumn.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mos is doin his thing

Mos Def a minute ago released this track
called "Whites Drapes". The track is off of
Sterling Eaton's "Mictape Vol. 1". The song
is only a minute and some change but it is Mos
doin his thing in the best way.
Mos Def - White Drapes from Burnocchio. Story. on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Five are back

The Five One just dropped a dope cover of
Wiz Khalifa's "Never Been" which is off of
"Kush and OJ". Its dope and is the first single
off of thier upcoming Ep which should be released
later this month.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Old School Mondays

Lately I been bumpin alot of old school hip hop
and jazz. Particularly Pete Rock and CL Smooth.
It seems like some Lps never get old, like thier
second lp "The Main Ingredient". They have so
many classic hits that anything that they have released
or will release is automatically a gem. So check the
physical and lyrical-

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Casually Sophisticated

The old school New Orleans native Fiend has found
himself back on the scene with help from Curren$y.
Now he has a new mixtape out entitled "Tennis Shoes and
Tuxedos". Its 13 original tracks with very smooth and
chill rhymes and production. So tote one and float to this-

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Playin Games

One of my favorite Leftcoast groups
U-N-I just released thier new single
entitled "Donkey Kong". The beat is
inspired by the video game and U-N-I
do thier usual lyrically. So check it; this
is off thier upcoming project "Kings Keep Marching".

The Blues

The Other day Murs released his new single
"Varsity Blues 2" which is a continuation of
his very deep and inspiring Ep "Varsity Blues".
So Check out both-
"Varsity Blues 2"(single) produced by Aesop Rock

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Rendition of Soul

The Leftcoast native Jansport J just released his
new instrumental Lp entitled "Save My Soul".
This what I like to call soul beats at its best; with
alot of old school sampling and live instrumentation,
I'd say this is going to be on someones top ten at the end
of 2011. So check it, either buy it or download it free at the
bamdcamp website-

Monday, January 10, 2011

Old School Mondays-Covers

Aloe Blacc covers James Carr's classic for
Carhartt's Soul Compilation with Mayer Hawthorne
and other singers. This not only is a breath of fresh air
but is hopefully a sign of "Good Things" to come.
And Here's the Soul compilation from Carhartt-

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sundays are for God and good music-MosxReggae

Mos Def on Reggae beats;now that's something wonderful.
The producer Max Tannone mashed-up Mos Def's vocals
with some Reggae beats and created a mixtape entitled
Mos Dub. This is probably one of the best mash-ups of
2010, so check it out, and please remember to vibe out-
Bonus; "Dub Kweli"-Talib Kweli on Reggae beats

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Stalley-Babblin'; Official music video

Stalley-The Autobiography Re-release

A while ago The Academy did a "Get to Know" on
Cleveland Mc Stalley. This Tuesday he will be dropping
his sophmore effort which is mostly produced by Rashad Thomas.
and Ski Beatz But before that happens I want to give you his first lp which
was re-released with 2 more songs. So check it out and be
readyfor his new release on Tuesday.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Reason for truth

The Florida emcee ,Quest, finally drops his
highly anticipated Lp "The Reason, A Defense
Mechanism". This one should be insane, especially
since Quest never disapoints on his projects. Crazy
truth and good lyricism.

A History Lesson

Since 2002 Skillz has been dropping off a single
at the end of every year that recaps what happened
that year. This tradition is now known as "The Rapup".
So I decided to compile all of his rapups and give them
to the masses. So here it is "Skillz Rapups 2002-2010".


Curren$y Decides to drop off a new track for the
masses which features
Sir Micheal of The Rocks and Tabi Bonney.

Tufli for Tuesdays

SHow Tufli for a while has been dropping singles
on Tuesdays which is now known as "Tufli Tuesdays".
Some of the singles are random and some are songs
from his "Fox Five Series". Either way they're dope.
Check out all 14 tracks.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Oh SNAPP!!!! a Jay Vada LP

Ya you heard right, Jay Vada in 2011 will be releasing
his debut solo Lp. And not only is it going to be an artistic
masterpiece but it's going to change your conciousness. I'm
not going to give you to many details, but I will say that this
will not be something to sleep on, so check the blog over the
next few weeks for the lp to drop.
Here's the first singel-

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

All For A Dope Collab

This is the new cut from Omens new Lp which features
various artist on his production. This one has XV, Vado,
Cyhi Da Prince, and Erin Christine. Check it-

Monday, January 3, 2011

Big Sean drops Don Cannon

Big Sean Finally decides to drop Don Cannon from
one of the best mixtapes of 2010. "Finally Famous 3"
finally is released to us tagless with 3 extra songs.
Boi!!! I Do IT

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011 is starting to look good already

OH SNAP!!!!!!!
This pictrue shows Phonte and 9th Wonder
finally reconciling thier differences. As of this moment
the Phonte and 9th Wonder beef is over. here's the tweet
from Phonte
"Our friendship began as Phonte Coleman and Patrick Douthit long before a ‘LB’ or ’9th Wonder’ existed. This was about rebuilding that bond.
I appreciate the love for me and @9thwondermusic, but us mending our rift had nothing to do with music and everything to do with manhood.
We may collaborate in time, but this is not the start of a LB reunion as neither of us have interest in doing so. Sorry to disappoint."
Okay so I know the last comment was kind of a bubble burst.
But it is nice to know that they will be collabing later on.
Good times is on the horizon, Happy New Year to Hip Hop.

Sundays Are for God and good music

Today I bring some soul from the smooth
Jazz master Grover Washington Jr. One of his
masterpiece's "Skylarkin'" is one of the best things
since sliced bread.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Curren$y's Return in 2011

Okay so Curren$y never really left but does
surprise everyone with his new mixtape "Return To The
Winner's Circle". Definitely a great way for the Hot Spitta
and for all of us to bring in the new year. This new effort is
crazy dope and you will be bumpin this for a good while.
As Vada says, "This is Why He Will Out last Wiz". Word...