Tuesday, September 30, 2014

J Live - "Not Listening" - {Official Video}

J-LIve is back with yet another "How To Be A Emcee" joint giving these mainstream rap clowns a lesson in the art form.  His latest joint "Not Listening" off of his new "Around The Sun" goes hard, as a matter of fact the entire album is dope.  Please if you are a true fan of HipHop go out and support your local artist.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Al-Fatir x JigzTheFlyer - "GODLY" - {Official Music Video}

Displaying Jigz-The-Flyer-Al-Fatir-Godly1.jpgTribeWorldwideTV delivers a music video for "GODLY".  Performed by Al-Fatir & JigzTheFlyer Directed by Mike Rhodes, this video shows parts of a day in the life of TribeWorldwideThe instrumental was produced by TribeWorldwide producer Aviles. GODLY was a well received single that caught coverage from higher profile writers including JackThriller's "Unsigned Thriller" section and now we showing some love to.  It must be a ego thing but I'm feelin' this joint right here, shout out to the Gods and the Earths. 


- Pete Tamaro
Publicist, Hat City Records

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Jesse Boykins III - "Doing It Wrong" {Drake Cover} - Audio

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Many people are looking for real Soul music, well look the further the album Love Apparatus, by Jesse Boykins III is off the chain.

The certified dope nomadic soul singer's EP titled P.O.P [purpose or people] has this unique rendition of Drake‘s Take Care cut “Doing It Wrong”.  We try to stay focused on HipHop here been when great music comes along I just have to share it. Enjoy

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Junclassic - "New York Won't Stop" - {Official Video}

For his 8th solo LP, Queens Emcee Junclassic teams up NY DJ/producer Bazooka Joe for BLVD Backdrop. Produced entirely by Bazooka Joe, BLVD Backdrop is a heavy East Coast Boom Bap HipHop album made for the streets, avenues and boulevards worldwide.
BLVD Backdrop is straight raw, unadulterated New York HipHop. Comprised of 13 tracks, the album includes features from CeezKing CesarEvolve and C-Rayz Walz; with cuts by 2 Kool Tony and DJ 717. Standout tracks include the album leak "Rugged N' Hard", lead single "NY Won't Stop" and the LL Cool J inspired track "Rep Queens".  You can just hear the old school in his voice...but it's still dope to me...lol

Friday, September 26, 2014

Cam Young - "Broken Glass" - Official Video

Cam Young has generated a strong fan base and following and is often compared to artist such as "The Weekend" & Drake. The artist has independently reached over 85,000 views on his release "The Chase"  and close to 65'000 with "Broken Glass".  He plans to release a 3rd sequence of the 3-part video to "Broken Glass"  which will tie together past releases and will complete the dream saga.  This is a deep young brotha, now this is Real HipHop check him out below

Thursday, September 25, 2014

YC The Cynic - "Run Away" (Ft. Hipnotic) - Audio Download

This song is off Steel Tipped Dove's mixtape, called Steel Tipped Dove- & A Whole Bunch of Crazy Motherf*ckers Vol. 1.  YC The Cynic is one of the rawest Emcees out today hands down, I'm glad to see the younger generation keeping Real HipHop alive.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

TwoineyLo Freestyles Over A J Dilla Instrumental - {Audio Download}

TwoineyLo is a 18 Year Old artist from Baltimore City. The difference between Twoiney and a lot of other rappers is that not only does he rap but also is learning how to mix & master his & other members of NWM songs. Twoiney says that "Music is one of the only things I have. So getting on you guys blog would be a blessing."

Twoiney has been grinding for at least 8 months now without a manager but just really a team called #NWM (N)othing (W)ithout (M)otivation and our purpose is (as black males) to not end up as statistics like society wants or know we will be. To do so he has been dropping a new song every week showing consistency and progression in each song. Sooo . . .
 Toady Were submitting a new track by TwoineyLo called 
"Where Should I Run (Prod. J Dilla)". TwoineyLo spits a qucik 16 on a legendary J Dilla instrumental. He speaks to the teens him age who are running away mentally in their minds but do not know where to go because they might feel as though people don't understand them or what they go through.  This is just a teaser but I enjoyed anyway.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cliff Po - "True Religion" (Ft.Sativa High) - Official Video

Some find it difficult to come back after posting a major single. Cliff Po brought Trillz to the world and it was a viral success. But, he is hoping to show people that he is more than a lean-style rapper. Instead, Cliff Po wants to show he is a versatile artist, so he has gone in a completely different direction.  With Sativa High featured, Cliff Po delivered True Religion which also became a success. Speaking on the real issues of the world, Cliff Po did a complete 180 from his earlier songs. This is what he hopes to show with his Eternity of Tomorrows album.  I can't think of one Emcee after a successful album comes back with a totally different sound than before.  That's called being a true artist.  Checkout the video below.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Doe The Unknown - "Can't Wait" - {Official Video}

  I had to show some love for my man Doe The Unknown, I thought it was very original to record and shoot the video at Venice Beach in Los Angeles California.  His joint Can't Wait really displays his lyrical skills as a Emcee.  Now I have to go dig up more of his joints to see what I have been missing.  I will keep ya'll posted, in the mean time check my man out below.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fab Soares - "Get Down" - {Official Video}

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Fab Soares isn't like most Emcees from London, the way he carries himself and representing that Boom Bap Rap style from the 90's puts him in another arena.
Fab is known in the UK as "London's most blunted" something that sounds like a brand in the making. He' not alone either, Fab is part of a group of young individuals who are just as innovative and creative as he is. I'm sure after this post the, "Golden Age" HipHop heads will take notice of Fab who's like a UK version of Joey Bada$$.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

VladTV Talks To Ja Rule About His Battle With Redman - {Video}

Ja Rule sat down with VladTV, where he opened up about meeting DMX for the first time and says he was shocked at the rapper's living conditions. The New York rapper adds that DMX's appearance was even more shocking, as he was rapping like a madman despite his jaw being wired shut.
The conversation continued with Ja Rule speaking about all the people he used to battle back in the day, including Onyx and an epic cypher with Redman. He then shared the story about him facing off against the Wu-Tang rapper in a club, and said things got so hard that Redman was pulling out lyrics from The Blackout. 
Ja ended things by sharing another battle story about him going up against fifteen guys in Philly, and Eve jumped in to help him out. The situation popped off during the famed "Hard Knock Life Tour" with Jay Z and DMX, but according to Ja Rule, the real action was going on backstage.

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Soul Pros - "$OUL'D OUT" - {Official Video}

The Soul Pros (Pavlo Kee, Mike Wird and DJ A-L) are what I call the "New" De La Soul, with all of their conscious tracks made to move the Rap game forward and not backwards.  Too many Emcees chase the money doing whatever it takes to be successful, but those Emcees never seem to last the test of time.  Just a little food for thought...let us know how you feel about this group here. 

Director: Doug Cushnie

Thursday, September 18, 2014

E.B. Phillips Releases His "Visions" LP - {Audio Download}

My dude E.B. Phillips is a Brooklyn native, he raps and he writes poetry there is a difference.  Yes I said write, you would be surprise how many Emcees who do NOT write their own rhymes.  I want y'all to check out his latest project below and tell us what you think.  Pretty much any artist willing to experiment gets my respect, especially in The Land Of Copycats.  

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Surface Level Records Presents: The Sampler Volume One - {Audio Mixtape}

Surface Level Records Sampler Volume One is a 20-track compilation, from the Pittsburgh based HipHop collective, of new and unreleased songs as well as select songs from recent releases from their artists. SLR’s roster includes The Dads (Joey Smooth, Shaggy Rogers), Fortified PhonetX (Blacklisted, Connect, Moemaw Naedon), Galactic Brethren (Brother Seamus, Moemaw Naedon), Latebloomer, Proseed, and Stillborn Identity. Also, featured on the compilation are Cas Metah (Scribbling Idiots), Divine Seven, Kid A, Pseudo Slang, and production from FT Dub, Grieves (Rhymesayers), Ulliversal, and more. Check out www.surfacelevelrecords.com for more info on Surface Level Records123. These dudes are on some other sh....you need to check them out below.

Recorded in various locations. Mostly mixed by Connect
Joey Smooth, Moemaw Naedon, and Proseed. Mastered by Connect.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Trizz - "Twisted Metal" - {Official Video}

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Not all the new California Emcees are on that "Kendrick Lamar" tip, we still have those street talkin' REal hood life type of rappers.  Let's face it even though "Gangsta Rap" gets critized a lot by mainstream media, I don't know one person who don't like "The Chronic" Cd.  So please any way but back to the intro...Trizz, born Arthur “Tre” Lea III, is a self- released rapper from the Inland Empire, a region of Southern California, east of Los Angeles. 
The young rapper became an avid
music aficionado at an early age, first picking up a microphone at the tender age of nine. Growing up in the suburbs, HipHop became a way for Trizz and his neighborhood friends to escape boredom and the simplicities of living life on the outskirts. As his writing skills developed, Trizz
perfected his lyrical skill and began producing his own beats and mixtapes under the moniker “Young Trizz.” His self-titled debut EP demonstrates the journey of an independent artist looking to lead ahead of the pack.

After dropping the “Young” from his stage name to signify his adulthood, Trizz released “New West,” a nod to the West Coast pioneers of rap. A steady stream of digital downloads and positive reaction in the virtual world led to the release of, “Case 17,” a mixtape named for the 17 murder cases committed by serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
Now at the age of 22, Trizz is indeed poised to become one of the most prolific lyricists of his time, consistently writing rhymes, producing new material and touring across the States.
2012 marked a new chapter in Trizz’s career—signing with Brotha Lynch Hung’s, Madesicc Muzicc. Under the new label, Trizz has earned two writing credits on Brotha Lynch Hung’s seventh studio album “Mannibalector” and is also featured on tracks “Bacon N Eggs (Skit),” and “MDK.” In March 2013, Trizz appeared on the Independent Powerhouse Tour, alongside Tech N9ne and other Strange Music artists, Rittz,
Kutt Calhoun and Ces Cru. 

Produced By: AC3 Beats
Filmed By: Garrett Labrie & Daniel Ochoa (@MSCNDC)
Edited By: Flxtch

Monday, September 15, 2014

Rodd.D - "Clicquot" (Prod.by Skyz Muzik) - {Audio Download}

Hailing from Bennettsville, South Carolina, Marlboro Country representer Rodd.D teams up with award-winning producer Skyz Muzik once again to deliver another soulful sound entitled "Clicquot". Coming off his most successful project “Hangar31”, Rodd.D looks to further insert his “soulful” and “southern” energy into tracks. This tracks brings us until what's been going on in Rodd.D's life as of late and his feelings on a few things as well. Always repping his 1Three family and putting on for his city, Rodd.D goes deep into his emotions and express some of the dark things he's been through as of late, with the bad there is also a lot of good and happy moments in this tracks. With soul production and quality lyrics, Rodd.D and Skyz Muzik seem to have them another track for their soulful vault. Enough of the introduction let us know what y'all think.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Alex, Aria, & The AnˈTHēmiks - "Phial Media" - {Audio Download}

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These ladies are a combination of things eclectic is one, raw talent would be another, most would consider this to be a inquired taste of HipHop.  Well unlike most HipHop sites we try to stay focused on the Art of music and not the drama behind it.  Alex, Aria, & The AnˈTHēmiks, is the latest works by Alex Frole, Aria Irizarry, and is The AnˈTHēmiks debut. The AnˈTHēmiks is a production group formed by Velleity, Grits, and DDand of the Beat Lampers. All cover art was drawn by Sophia Rieth.  I'm sure producers and DJ's will appreciate this joint.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pastor Troy - "Vica Versa" - {Video REWIND}

  Pastor Troy has been doing this thing since 01' I used to think that all South Rappers were BS with the exception of OutKast.  But I surely was wrong with that assumption, now we have artist like T.I. ,Big K.R.I.T. and Ludacris just to name a few Lyrical down south rappers.  I just had to bring this back on some REWIND Sh*t because he simply goes hard.

Music video by Pastor Troy performing Vica Versa. (C) 2001 Universal Motown Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Friday, September 12, 2014

DYME-A-DUZIN - "Swank Sinatra" (Ft. Joey BadA$$,Capital STEEZ & CJ Fly) - {Official Video}

When Pro-Era first hit the scene, New York Underground HipHop was on fire, I mean it's been a awhile since 50 Cent & G-Unit when you had New York rappers sounding like New York rappers.  Joey Bada$$ was the lead man to this new movement along with DYME-A-DUZINCJ Fly & Capitol STEEZ (R.I.P.)  Since the untimely death of Capitol STEEZ the group fell flat I bit mourning the death of their friend and fellow member.  Right when they was getting back to business Kendrick Lamar burst out and kind of stole some of there shine.  But they are still contenders in the HipHop game doing concerts with Kendrick's Black Hippie crew.  This is just a tribute to Capitol STEEZ (The Man With The Dreads) who will be missed and never forgotten. 

Directed By R.B. Umali 
Video Produced by Dante Ross

Thursday, September 11, 2014

International Maverick - "Black Diamonds" - {Official Video}

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Chicago Emcee/Producer, International Maverick just released his latest visuals for 'Black Diamonds'', a self produced track with visuals directed by Tommy Smalls. This is the 7 of 15 visuals he plans on releasing for his ''Dreem Katcher'' LP available here www.internationalmaverick.com Checkout the video below and go support some REal HipHop

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

PHONTE - "Dance In The Reign" - {Official Video}

PHONTE is a great example of how you can remain Underground your entire career and still make a decent living.  Formally of the group Little Brother along with Rapper Big Pooh and super producer 9th Wonder. PHONTE consistently puts out dope music which enables him to build on his fan base.  He was able to do this with absolutely no radio hits or major record label.  You see hard work does pay off, hell he probably make more money than your favorite artist. (Besides Jay-Z , Kanye, Drake etc..)  Take your career in your own hands people and don't allow "The Industry" to control your future.

Produced by Swiff D
Directed by Kenneth Price

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Oddisee - "Own Appeal" - {Official Video}

Born and raised in my neck of the woods known as the DMV, Oddisee has been blessin' the Mic with his words of wisdom for quite sometime now.  He's one of the few Emcees that I would call true Artist of the HipHop, he does it all write, produces, and make beats.  Like the sweatshirt say about "Support Your Local Artist", they are truly the heart and soul of HipHop culture.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Homeboy Sandman - "Illuminati" - {Official Video}

I can't stop giving shine to my dude Homeboy Sandman, when he start releasing whack sh*t or start rapping about self-centered self absorbed rhymes and adding to the Miseducation of HipHop ...until then that will never happen.  Another meaningful song which makes you think outside the box.  And if you are unable to do that....kill yourself...peace. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Planet Asia - "F*ck Rappers" (Ft.Willie The Kid & Fashawn) - {Video REWIND}

Before there was a Kendrick Lamar we had artist like Planet Asia holdin' down the West Coast Underground HipHop scene.  This has always been one of my favorite cuts but it much views, with artist like Willie The Kid and Fashawn most people don't even know what they've been missing.  It's also very obvious to say we can tell what East Coast group might have influence Asia coming up.  Make sure you check this HipHop conglomerate of dope Emcees out below.

Produced by
Felony Fights

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Busta Rhymes - "Calm Down" (Ft. Eminem) - {Official Video}

It looks like the old Busta Rhymes is coming back I see him growing his dreads again going back to those super raw lyrics which made him kill that "Scenario" joint.  But he's not alone probably the most commercially know rapper of all time, Eminem has graced his presence on this track.  People think just because these guys are not on the mainstream like before they fell off, nope these are two of the few Emcees who refused to be controlled by the "Industry Machine".  A true artist writes from the heart not what the Execs & Big Corporations want them to write.  To be truthful I don't see many artist that can fu*k with either one of these Lyrical Beast.  Make sure you checkout the video below listen and watch what REal HipHop feels like.

"Calm Down (Ft. Eminem)" Available Now!
Produced by Scoop Deville

Friday, September 5, 2014

Aspects - "Wulocks" (Ft.Raekwon, Killah Priest & Armageddon) - {Official Video}

I can't believe I almost missed this joint right here done by Aspects featuring Raekwon, Killah Priest and my man Armageddon produced by Snowgoons. I got my team so busy chasing that deep underground beginner type HipHop big names like these sometimes fly over the radar.  But better late than never here you go...this is what's "Popin'" in the streets, make sure you tell a friend....peace!

Aspects - "Grind Over Matter

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Qu'ality - "NA TU RAL" (Prod by Qu'ality) - {Official Video}

What can I say about Qu'ality.....hmmm to be honest not much I found this artist while surfing for another underground artist.  I must admit this joint is pretty damn dope, it's not often you see a "Brotha" giving props to natural black women with they exception of Dead Prez .  The lyrics are on point the beat is mad crazy and wow...the visuals are off the chain.  Just hit play below I promise you are in for a treat. I promise the next time I will have more info on this artist.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

G-Unit - "Ahhh Sh*t" - {Official Video}

I wasn't always a G-Unit fan or 50 Cent in the beginning, but since 50 went back underground plus independent I'm really feeling the new G-Unit movement.  I'm glad to see Buck back with crew and his new artist Kidd Kidd is a rhyming Beast.  It would be nice to see Game come back but I know that will never happen. Checkout 50's tribute to Mike Brown and bringing awareness to police brutality, doing it in a way only G-Unit could do.

Track produced by TM 808 Mafia

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Okwerdz & Dirtbag Dan - "Hate Me Cuz I'm Great" - {Official Video}

 Straight out of the Battle Rap Arena, Okwerdz and Dirtbag Dan released their "Hate Me Cus I'm Great" video and it was very well received by their many fans. It amounted around 50,000 views on YouTube, however for one reason or another it was taken offline. Their work had a great impact on the underground music culture, as it was featured on an NBA 2K13 video that went viral on YouTube. Since then the video is back online and you can hear why the powers that be probably are afraid of these two Lyrical Beast.

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Black Opera - "THE MAGICIAN" (Ft.Vaughn G & Jade Lathan) - {Official Video}

Is Perception KING or QUEEN? Or, a blurred line in between? That line can sometimes best be defined as "MAGIC". The art of magic is displayed by slight of hand, and by natural forces being influenced by mysterious powers. In this video demonstration for "The Magician" the mystery remains, but the veil is slightly lowered.
The Opera is still Black, but this track brings new hints of sound in color. "The Magician" is a modern day vintage style mini-movie with a realistic portrayal of what happens when "too much, too soon" and "too little, too late" collide on the same track in a relationship.  The Black Opera always comes up with those REal concepts and forces people to thing while enjoying their music.  Checkout the vidoe below.