Tuesday, May 31, 2011

In Memory of A Legend

Cookin Soul has decided to dedicate a mixtape to the Godfather of Rap. The Revolution Is Being Televised is a great tribute to a legend. Check It Out. #RIPGilScottHeron

"The Revolution Is Being Televised"

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Death of A Legend

The Godfather of Rap Gil Scott Heron passed away yesterday. The legendary poet, soul singer, and philosopher will be greatly missed. With hits like "Home is where the Hatred is", "New York is Killing me", and "It's your world", Gil will not only be missed but more importantly remembered for his ground breaking music. His message of Revolutionizing our minds into thinking outside the world's gates made those who listened to him understand what it means to rise above obstacles and overcome our troubles. Though I am young, I do understand the impact of this great human being, and I just hope that people remember that the Revolution will not be televised.
Instead you have to live it.
April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Trapper's Alley

The Cool Kids homie Boldy James drops his new mixtape Trapper's Alley: Pro's. The production on this joint is fire and Jimbo brings the heat w/ the rhymes. The Detroit Spitter brings you into the Alley. Check it out. Update: The mixtape actually has 14 other tracks which is the "Con's" side. So the link below is the link to the entire mixtape. Now back to our reguarly schedule program. #Concreatures

Monday, May 23, 2011

May-May-May-Maybach Music

The homie Stalley drops his first Maybach Music release today. It's produced by Rashad, who produced most of Lincoln Way Nights: ITM. All I can say is #dope. Fasten your seatbelts as we take off in "Chevys and Space Ships".

Chevys & Space Ships by Stalley330

Old School Mondays:The Last Electro

So yesterday I came across this MadlibLp entitled "Miles Away". The project
was an infusion of new and old school
jazz. Madlib decided to go under a new
alias in which he created a band  called
'The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz &
Percussion Ensemble". It's something smooth
for all those who need to just unravel, and forget
about everything; just for a bit.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cool Jets

Sir Michael Rocks drops off the video for the collabo with Trademark Da Skydiver. #JetLife #CoolKids

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

This is a Get To Know

So as you know I'm always up on
music updates on alot of blogs, one
in particular is Dame Dash's DD172
blog which informs people about artist
signed to Bluroc or associates of Bluroc.
Yesterday I was browsing and I came
across a new mixtape/ep by a new artist
named Corey Davis. The tape was entitled
Corey is from Atlanta, Georgia and is actually an aspiring artist(drawing)
who just happens to rap. He started out in hip hop
with a group called Mach Five. They have had sucess but
Corey has now decided to go solo and has released his debut solo
ep/mixtape "Corey".
The tape is a sensual and is an electronic master piece. Mixed
with Corey's fast pace rapping style, the tape
transforms into a trip downtown to see the
night life of an aspiring artist.


One of my favorite joints off THC gets the visual treatment. #Rrrriiiight

The Artist Formerly Known as Print....

Yes Chris Faust AKA Print finally decided to drop
his highly anticipated free lp entitled "FAUST".
I'm listening to it now and I feel like this is going 
to be one of the most ground breaking lps to come
out in 2011. The live instrumentation, and the clever
word play by Chris makes this something special. So
download and make sure you give this a good listen.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Academy Reference

So the homie Hero turned me onto
Kenna's new ep which has a long title
so I wont bore you with it. But it's 3 dope
tracks with production from Chad Hugo.

The Album's name is WHAT!?!?!?!?!?

That's what Vada asked me when I first
told him about Blu's new lp entitled "Jesus lp".
And I can't lie, I can't even defend my man on this
one because that is a very left field title for an lp.
None the less he released it and it is some what
okay. Okay quality, and the same weird rapping style
that can only be explained as Blu. So ya here it is.....

Designer S**t

Dom gets the visual treatment for this joint of his latest offering The Original Dom Kennedy.

It's Willie!!!

Willie The Kid goes over Sunz of Man "Five Arch Angels". He digs into his inner Wu as he rips this beat apart. I guess it's in his blood, his brother LA The Darkman is a Wu-affiliate. Gun-Ryu!!!

"Sunz of Man Dart"

Monday, May 16, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

Cool Fridays

Yup, Cool Fridays is back with an old school vibe 
to it. Oldies covers always brighten up my day.
In today's installment the Detroit homie Mayer Hawthorne
drops his new Ep "Impressions:The Covers".
Mayer covers some old school favorites and keeps
it soulful as usual.


Weekend at Bernie's...June 28th...Fool

Beating My Chest Like.....

FINALLY!!!!!!! LA's own El Prez decides to
release the full song of "I'm Gone" from his
Solo effort "Animal Style". Play this in the whip
and let the bass ride.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Illmatic never Dies

Nas' Debut Lp Illmatic has been remixed,remade,
and rapped over for years now but
finally Elzhi's highly anticipated mixtape/lp
is out after a year of setbacks. And let me tell
you, him and the production crew known as
Wll Sessions did their thing on this latest
rendition of Nas' legendary debut.

Still Cole

J. Cole release this song as just some good music to vibe to. This will not be on his album. It's still a Cole World after all.

"See It To Believe It"

Open Your Eyes

#LetUsPray June 21st

Sunday, May 8, 2011

You Are Appreciated!!!!

In honor of Mother's Day!!! Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers.

THANK YOU for caring for us so much. We love you!!!!!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Frank Ocean-Nostalgia Stream

Cool Fridays: The Smooth Sea

Ya it's that time again and you know
for "Cool Fridays" Ima
give yall something so smooth for
you and yours...
Though this artsit is apart of the Odd Future group
(who the Academy do not support)
Frank Ocean is the breath of fresh air or
the light with in the group.
He's got Kid Cudi creativity and the
voice of Chris Brown.
His debut lp "Nostalgia Ultra"
is one of the best R&B lps that I have
heard in a while.
So cruise to it, love to it, or even slow down life
to it. Either just make sure you listen to this
on this fine Cool Friday that the Lord has made...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Curren$y-Full Metal (prod. by Alchemist)

Get To Know: A Jazz Hip Hop Fusion

As I was on Kevin Nottingham today
I stumbled upon this video by this artist
known as Versis. The Video is entitled
"Slow Down", which talks about him in a
meaningful relationship with a girl.

Versis "Slow Down" from JeromeD.com on Vimeo.

The video and song were dope. So then
I decdied to take a trip down the internet lane
and find his album.
I downloaded the Lp and was highly impressed.
Versis is a breath of hip hop fresh air.
He's got the old school beats with his
slow, but smooth electric flow.
He uses his life experience, specifically "Love"
to paint a canvas.
So check this out, you won't regret it....

Y.E.$. (Yen Euro Dollars)

This joint has been on my desk for a minute just hadn't posted it til now. Ab-Liva x iCan better known as Y.E.$ dropped Y.E.$ Vol. 1 in November. After giving it a full listen, we gave it The Academy stamp of approval. The FreEp includes features from The Clipse, Gilberte Forte and others. Check it out. #ReuniteTheReUp

Monday, May 2, 2011

3 Times Tha Magic

Nesby Phips enlist fellow Jet Curren$y and Maybach Music signee Stalley for his new track "Magic. No word on whether if the track is on an album or mixtape but it doesn't matter. This track is pure fire set ablaze on a Phips beat. #Jets