September 30, 2009

TreaZon – Like You Should Ft. XV


The Roots - How I Got Over

Ahhhh Its Great To Have The Roots Back Again...

Royce Da 5'9" - October 20th Freestyle

Street Hop available on October 20th!

September 29, 2009

Hawdwerk & Jansport J - Wow [Updated]


WOW. Thats literally what I have to say when I listen to this track. They absolute demolished this whole track, beginning to end. Jansport hits the production out the park and Hawdwerk lays down some absolutely insane bars to kill this track. You have to check this out. High Power Moves is due out November 10th, so don't sleep!

*Link Updated

XV - Fall Out The Sky

The Find Mag & DJ Seano - State Of The Art

With the launching of their new website The Find magazine are releasing a series of exclusive mixes. i DEMAND you check out their incredibly dope website, including another exclusive mix you will only be able to grab there. Check it out, for real, and if you don't your really losing out on some great music you may have never heard.

1. Guts – Escuchame
2. Afta-1 – La Samba3
3. Onra & Quetzal – Arts & Policy
4. Quetzal – Morning Pleasure Interlude
5. Dert – Funky New World
6. Exile – In The Night
7. Samon Kawamura – All About You
8. Spon – Go!!!
9. Y Society – In Command
10. DJ Vinroc – Handl’n
11. Es Nine – Who I Am
12. 14KT – Gee Whiz
13. De La Soul – They Dont Know That Soul (B-Side)
14. Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program – Spacewayz!
15. Ruckus Robotics – A Child’s Introduction To Drums


Back Sunn - The Sun is Black EP

New EP, by well proven lyricist The Black Sunn, and this is a prelude to his upcoming album GodSound, which is presented by illRoots and 2DopeBoyz, so be on the look out for that. This EP however, is produced entirely by Damu and Black Sunn laces the beats with the vocals. Grabbed from Black Sunn's own blog Black Sunn Rising.


September 28, 2009

Divine Minds - Divine Intervention [Mixtape]

I like to do my own research on new acts but considering Black J gave me the information so neatly, I'll simply pass the bio onto you:
Divine Minds is a hip-hop duo consisting of an MC and producer from Cleveland, OH. Black J, the MC, and Mike A, the producer, have been lifelong friends and lifelong music fanatics; however, it was not until after their graduation from Shaker Heights High School in 2004 that they joined forces to begin creating music of their own. Years later, with a great deal of recording and performing experience under their belts, Black J and Mike A are ready to take the world of music by storm with a divine sound and a heavy debut album, “Divine Intervention”.
Their music is crazy people, I see a very solid future in their music. Be sure to check out the tracks below as a sample because they're real dope. Personally That's Cool is going to be my jam for the next week or 2. Arms Reach isn't one to be slept on either. Don't be surprised to see a review of this mixtape in the coming weeks.

J.Reyez - The Mind's Motivation (feat. Chris Jackson)

September 26, 2009

The Freshest Kids f. Brother Ali, Evidence, Toki Wright & BK-One

"The Freshest Kids" feat. Brother Ali, Evidence & Toki Wright is the official anthem of the Fresh Air Tour. Production on the track comes from Brother Ali & BK-One. This is just a little taste of what you can expect of the Fresh Air Tour. Coming to a city near you so grab your tickets today!

September 24, 2009

Nique - Purple

I would advise everyone to really read into Nique in the near future because I think he can do better than just this. Its a solid song with a lot of style but something tells me that he has a lot more in him. His Newest mixtape "Framed and Unfocused" is due out in October.

September 23, 2009

D.Julien Interview

D.Julien Speaks His Mind

J.Cole Speaks On Drake

Blueprint 3 Outtakes?

So apparently an A&R at Roc Nation asked Alex goose to submit instrumentals for Jay-Z highly acclaimed BP3. None of these instrumentals made the cut, and they dont suck either, ao I find it hard to believe Hov even heard these joints because he a damn fool for passing up some of these.

Read the Story & download the whole thing Here

September 22, 2009

Lupe Fiasco - Run This Town

Drake - Forever (feat. Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem)

Sean Price - Top Rank


September 21, 2009

Affion Crockett - Run This Town (Spoof)


Sene - Maltas & Music (Mixtape)

New mixtape for the homie Sene. If you haven't heard of Sene I sugest you cop this mixtape because dude has skills, and if it makes it any better he has a collaborative album with Blu. (Blu is doing the producing and Sene is handling the vocals.) Check it out, and be sure to op his album October 13th.

1 - Gotchu Up
Produced by Fonetik Simbol
2 - ShadesUVGray
Produced by Willie Evans Jr.

3 - Wish You Well! Featuring Co$$
Produced by EmAy
4 - WinDoeDaily
Produced by Blu; Keys: Sene

5 - Whateva Wheneva
Produced by Erik L.

6 - Love Tha Hate
Produced by BlakkSwann

7 - On La Rocks
Produced by Thought For Food
8 - Margarita!
Produced by Blu; Guitar: AKil Dasan; SteelDrum n Bongos:Sene
9 - Wait4Mourning…
Produced by Sene and BlakkSwann
10 - Walk Away
Produced by A/Z Blaze

11 - Sorry Ladies
Produced by Thought for Food

12 - QuarterWaterSupporter
Produced by Blu
13 - Impromptu
Produced by Illingsworth
14 - PleaseDon*tRain featuring Kissey Asplund
Produced by Blu; Post production:Erik L


September 19, 2009

Skyzoo - Saving Our Grace Pt. 4: The Strength

I saw this a few days ago but forgot to post it up. The Salvation is 10 days away. Get your money ready people, go out and support Skyzoo on the 29th.

September 18, 2009

Choze & JustNice - Desire (Ft. ThreatZ & TreaZon)

Choze & JustNice are back again and they brought some friends along in Threatz & TreaZon for this new joint. As you would expect its off Choze & JustNice's new mixtape Respect Earned due out this Christmas!

Fashawn - Life As a Shorty (feat. J. Mitchell)

Add-2 - Tale Of Two’s City v.3: The Rise & Fall

Wow so something happened, thats pretty rare. You can make the argument that it never happens: I slept on something, and it doesnt help that the mixtape is incredible too. AND it dropped in late August too....SMH. Today I been handing in late passes left and right. But anyways, on to the mixtape itself. It is a great body of work over production that fits each track, and each track fits perfectly creating a mixtape that shouldnt be free. Yeah, I said it. With all thats been said, if you still dont download it, its your loss. And if you have twiiter and wanna tell Add-2 how much you enjoy the tape (because you will), tell them Dmack sent you haha.


J. Cole - Back To The Topic Freestyle

I know, I know.... Dmack this came out like a month ago are you serious? I downloaded it when it dropped but never posted it (smh @ myself). But late is better than never right?

Download/Stream Here

September 16, 2009

Chuck L.I. - Run this town (freestyle)

Some new Chuck L.I. aka Mr. Lyrically Inclined, and he goes in on Run This Town and trust me he goes in. Check it out.


September 15, 2009

TreaZon - The Spirit(Prod. By Crazy Keyz)

New Dragonball TreaZ for y'all. This song is off of the upcoming Breathe Life On Em 2. Tell me you don't feel inspired when you listen to this and I find it hard to believe.

Download/Stream Here

Sound Society Suporrts (Vol. 2)

Yup, CuDi, Drake, Slaughterhouse and Jay-Z's Blueprint 3. this photo is courtesy of ThreatZ. Sound Society supports, what about you?

September 14, 2009

Chaundon - 24 Hours to Live x That Nigga

2 new joints off of Chaundon's double mixtape Black Dynamite (DJ Concept) & Black Dynamite's Revenge (DJ Mickey Knox). The tape has a October release date, but its subject to change.. So I'd expect it in November (you know how rappers do).

Nero - Funkorama

Hawdwerk & Jansport J - High Power Moves

Debut single from rapper/producer duo Hawdwerk & Jansport J based out of West Covina, CA. Off of their upcoming album High Power Moves, presented by 2dopeboyz &, available for free download November 10, 2009. Make sure you pick it up, these guys are NOT to be slept on.

Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind LIve

This performance was just epic..

September 13, 2009

Andrew Lewis - Say Something

New Andrew Lewis, this joint is entitled Say Something, and WONT be found on his upcoming mixtape What Dreams May Come. Instead this track will be on his warm up mixtape, dropping to help prepare you for what Dreams May Come. He doesnt wanna give you straight audio heroine, you gotta warm up to it haha.

Download/Stream Here

3 the Hard Way - Truth (feat. Rakaa Irscience of Dilated Peoples)

September 12, 2009

Epsilon Project - The Freeloaders EP

I received this project in the mail this morning and was immediately impressed with what i heard. Raw high energy lyricism with some bangin sample heavy production that comes across with a Slum Village type vibe to it. Definitely worth checking out! Preview Streams at

Mos Def Visits New Orleans (Part 2)

More footage from Mos Def taking his tours of New Orleans. Its things like this that make him my favorite artist. This man is clearly more than JUST a rapper. Very good stuff on Mos Def's part.

September 11, 2009

Wale - Tim Westwood Radio Freestyle

DOX - Midas Touch (Feat. D. Julien)

DOX has some very solid talent. He has a certain approach to the music that's more street and a lot more raw than what dudes are coming out with right now. Its not new age shit like you're used to seeing on blogs, its street. Which is surprising refreshing considering the mass inflow of carbon copies we're getting of the Freshman 10 from last year. If you're up for some raw street material, get into this joint.

Savant (of RareBreed) - The Delayed Entry EP

This was dope surprise to find in the inbox this morning. This a rapper by the name of Savant (he is 1/2 of the group RareBreed) and he just recently dropped an extremely well-executed EP entitled The Delayed Entry. Trust me when I say this: Dude has skills, spitting his well thought out rhymes over soulful production, its hard not to enjoy. EVen on a rainy Friday afternoon that cancels your plans (Take that mother nature). dont believe me? Peep these two tracks off the EP below:

The Lyricist three Mix
Til Death Part

*Click the picture for a tracklist/bigger cover.


E.A. Ft. Choze - HTX (Ode To Houston)


September 10, 2009

50 Cent Interview at Howard University

During the Howard Interview, a student brings the topic of Lil Wayne into the conversation. This opened the flood gates for 50 Cent, as he then voices a very valid opinion by challenging the validity of Lil Wayne's street credibility. Launch Party

For all you NY heads, Yung Nate's new blog is throwing a launch party Sept. 15. Check it out if you're in the area and want to see some new talent or acts you are probably already familiar with like Yung Nate or Donny Goines.

Skyzoo Receives an XL rating from XXL

This seems like a fair grade to give Skyzoo, given his past work. Following his music since 2006, he's definitely got a steady flow of material coming out that I think you'd enjoy reviewing if you're unfamiliar.

Andrew Lewis - Fear

New Andrew Lewis for y'all, this is something called Ventilation music, dont worry, his mixtape What Dreams May Come will be dropping very, VERY soon and hewill be dropping more tracks to get y'all ready for it.

Download/Stream Here

Fashawn & Alchemist – The Antidote

Please don't tell me you aren't familiar with Fashawn or Alchemist. Both are incredible at what they do. Alchemist with the beats is rivaled by none, and Fashawn is the new West Coast Wonder Spitter taking over the nets showing the rap game why he is a problem. His debut album Boy Meets World, produced entirely by Exile is coming mid-october.

01. Intro
02. Shall Come A New Name
03. Fash Plays It Cool
04. The Antidote
05. Gone In 60 Seconds (Feat. Bravo)
06. Rap Seduction
07. Whats Your World
08. From The Creation (feat. The Alchemist, Roc C & OHNO)]
09. FYT
10. Lost In New York
11. Got It Sewn


September 9, 2009

The Kid Daytona - Air Born (feat. Bun B)

Hip Hop Icons Simpsonized

Recognize them? Yup, thats some of our hip hop icons simpsonized. Click here to see a more detailed picture of your favorite hip hop icons simpsonized.

Tru Quality - Vivid

Off a brand new Tru Quality project that is yet to be named. Their latest mixtape Collect N' Cool, is available now. As you know TQ never disappoints with the lyrics and the beat is a gem so you know its a dope track.

Famous - Goddess Girl: The Movie (Trailer 1)

Now I don't know who isn't a sucker for a good mini movie? Now there is a lot of unfamiliarity about the whole project but given the fact that we'll be having weekly trailers and updates, we're set to learn a lot more about it before the movie drops October 6th.

Skyzoo - Saving Our Grace Pt. 3: The Hope

The Salvation in stores September 29th.

September 8, 2009

Gerald Walker - Evening Out With Your Girlfriend

If you've frequented the Illroots, 2DopeBoyz or Wave Club Blogs (before its suspension) in the past few months you may have heard Gerald Walker. Originally from Milwaukee but living in Chicago, he's been on in the spotlighted by a good number of blogs in the spring months. Since then he seems to have been laying low, only to come back with his newest project, Evening Out With Your Girlfriend, which features never before heard material (all are brand new tracks, with the exception of "Your Mother Made Me," which leaked yesterday).

01. Your Mother Made Me… (Feat. Add-2)
02. Make It Funky
03. Half Of Life Is Fucking Up - The Other Half Is Dealing With It
04. Baby, You Ain’t Kidding (Feat. Matt And Kim)
05. Love|Hate (Feat. Ay?)
06. Seven (Interlude)(Feat. The Hush Sound)
07. You Don’t Pay A Prostitute For Sex. You Pay A Prostitute To Leave When You’re Done (Feat. The Arctic Monkeys)
08. Living My Life
09. Get Your Money

J.Period & K’Naan - The Messengers EP.2: Bob Marley (Mixtape)

Second installment of the K'Naan and J.Period series. this time they celebrate the late and great Bob Marley.

"Episode #2 celebrates Jamaica’s global emissary of struggle & unity: the great Bob Marley. Weaving Marley’s life story with K’NAAN’s own story of struggle, J.Period remixes iconic tracks like “Shot the Sheriff,” “Stir It Up,” and “Belly Full,” plus Wailers rarities and early Marley recordings. Also features fellow Toronto all-star MC Kardinal Offishall, Steele (Smif’N'Wessun), Sierra Leone’s Bajah (Dry Eye Crew) & Netic the Rebel (Game Rebellion)!"

Sound Society Supports

What about you?

September 7, 2009

Novel – Fuck Wit My Mind [Video]

Gerald Walker - Your Mother Made Me... (Feat. Add-2)

I've been wondering where this guy has been for a while. This is the ONLY leak from his project "Evening Out With Your Girlfriend," which drops tomorrow. By the way the full name of this song is "Your Mother Made Me Change The Name of This Song So Your Father Wouldn't Realize Who Its About"...

Nero Re-Invents The Rubix Cube Cancelled?

Nero Re-invents The Rubix Cube has been a project that's been worked on since last year. Since 2008, Nero has kept certain tracks that he felt were his best and stashed them away, many were to debut on this project. However, this announcement leaves a lot of things up in the air. We have no idea what the plans are at this moment but we'll get update you as soon as Nero decides to update us.

Sermons Domain Reviews: The Blueprint 3

Sermon is an old friend of mine, dating back about a year and a half ago, when I first started blending. If you're unfamiliar with his reviews, I'd suggest you check it out, because they're pretty reliable. His lastest features Jay-Z's Blueprint 3, which hits stores September 8th. You can see the original review here.

This is the same man who blew you away with his classic “Blueprint” album back in 2001. He came back with a good, not better than the original, “Blueprint 2” double album in 2002. He fell back from the game for quite some time and dropped 2 solo albums that couldn’t flare up with his “Blueprint” collection. Fast forward to 2009, Jay is still making music and has finally gave us “Blueprint 3.” Some are saying this didn’t need to be made and others will argue against you. Can Jay make another classic album to add to his extensive career?

Jay’s introduction, “What We Talking About” is a more “look at what point we’re at” type song. He mentions various Hip Hop events and names. Most notably, the first verse when he spits “I ain’t talking about Game/I ain’t talking about Jimmy/I ain’t talking about Dame.” Jay knows exactly how much to say before getting borderline disrespectful like with “Dame made millions, even Jaz made scraps/Would’ve made more but he ain’t sign his contract.” The singles (“D.O.A,” “Run This Town”) have been exhausted quite a bit but still stand tall on the album.

It seems as though Hova has finally passed the torch on “A Star Is Born” (Click to Listen) to young J. Cole, one of Jay’s newest signees to Roc Nation. He doesn’t give much of a co-sign to Drake though because “Off That” (Click To Listen) only showcase him on the chorus and it isn’t his best effort. The complaints that Hov was trying to stay relevant using a lot of up and comers has been at all time high but they actually help the album a lot. Mr. Hudson surprises with an amazing chorus on “Young Forever.”

Although the new comers seemed to have taken over, Jay doesn’t forget about some of the people who been down with him for quite some time. Timbaland’s beats aren’t up to par as well. He has also said he was saving his best material for his album which is a selfish act but he does a decent job on “Reminder.” (Click To Listen) His best effort comes with “Venus Vs. Mars.” (Click to Listen) The club potential shows a rare side of Jay now: talking to the shortys.

Kanye gives Jay a 2nd run for his money on “Hate,” (Click To Listen) killing him once again. The duo goes back and forth about the haters on the spaced out Kanye production. The beats don’t match up with the lyrics most of the time. Kid Cudi assists Jay on “Already Home” but the beat gives it a poor showing. However, Jay gets overly cocky, with his rhymes, on “Thank You,” boasting about rappers he could’ve finished but didn’t ‘cause of some unknown reason. He also spits “Please don’t bow in my presence, how am I a legend?/I just got ten number one albums, maybe now eleven.”

Sadly, this won’t make number eleven for Jay. With the exception of about 4 or 5 songs, this is far from a classic. You can’t compare this to the first installment nor should you. Jay has evolved. To some, for the better but judging off of comments, most agree, it’s for the worst. You can’t count out Shawn Carter though. When he finally does retire, he’ll surprise even himself.

Purchase the album here. Or at any retail music seller on Sept. 8th.

September 6, 2009

Blu - Open(theInstrumentalLP)

New instrumentalLP from your boy Blu. I have been kind of indifferent to some of Blu's previous instrumental works, but this is actually pretty ill. Word on the streets is that he has a full length (rapping) album in the works. here is a link to stream the whole tape (in case your hesistant or at work) Tracklist/Credits Down Below (Along with a split-up version of the tracks):

Download/Stream Here



















Nas & Damian Marley - Distant Relatives (Tracklist)

Now I have no idea if this official but take it how you want to. Looks pretty legit to me.

01 Intro (Something New) (prod. Damian Marley)
02 As We Enter (prod. Damian Marley)
03 Revolutionary (prod. Damian Marley)
04 Count Your Blessings (prod. Damian & Stephen Marley)
05 Belief is Key (prod. Damian Marley)
06 Africa Must Wake Up f. K’naan (prod. Nas, Damian & Stephen Marley)
07 Black Horizon f. K’naan (prod. Damian Marley)
08 Only the Strong (prod. Damian & Stephen Marley)
09 Our Generation f. Joss Stone & Stevie Wonder (prod. Damian Marley)
10 Empowerment (prod. Stephen Marley)
11 AID (prod. K’naan & Nas)
12 Let’s End It (Poverty) f. K’naan (prod. 9th Wonder & Damian Marley)
13 The Earth f. Bob Marley (prod. Salaam Remix, Damian & Stephen Marley)
14 Black Man’s Paper f. Erykah Badu (prod. Afry) [UK Bonus]
15 Weed On f. Snoop Dogg (prod. Damian Marley) [iTunes Bonus]

Luck-One - Kick, Push

Luck-One goes in straight lacerates Lupe's Kick Push. Here is what he said about the track:

"It just dawned on me that some of you have never heard me switch the flow up and spit hard. Exhibit A:"
Download/Stream Here

September 5, 2009

Drake - Fear

The one and only bonus track of the re-release of Drake's So Far Gone EP

September 4, 2009

Nero Freestyles over Guess Who's Back on CDR

Nero returns to CDR with Donnis & Mike Waxx for a second freestyle. If you missed the first time he tore it down, check it out.

Skyzoo - The Salvation (Snippets)

The Salvation drops September 29th (Duck Down/Jamla Records)

Max B Updates: Sentencing and Motions for Re-trial

Now if you keep up with the wave master at all. You'd know that there were alot of reports that Max B was sentenced to 75 years in prison yesterday. However, Max's good friend French Montana, had some news to spread via twitter.

So what French was trying to say is that it looks like Max has 30 days to go to the judge with the new evidence and new lawyer to try to convince them that the evidence gives then the right for a re-trial. If they can't get the re-trial ...75 years.

D.O.Z. (Death Of Zshare)

As many of you have probably realized by now, A few days ago Zshare clocked out of the hosting game, most likely for good. Now typically this wouldn't pose a problem, as I tend to host from Usershare about 70% of the time. However, for the unsuspecting souls who have made Sound Society submissions over the past week and a half, you may not be so lucky. Luckily for you , I've decided take it upon myself to review any re-submissions. So if you have any submissions from the past 10 days or so that had links to Zshare, don't go flooding Dmack's or Redline's email. I'm taking one for the team. Hit me up at and I'll review it within the next few days.

C-Menniz - Fast Life

After a two-year hiatus, Boston rapper C-Menniz returns with his second solo effort "Trials & Tribulations" and his lead single "Fast Life" You can download the full album for free Here

JustNice - Drive (Feat. Brey Quick & Choze)

This next song is from Pennsylvania rapper JustNice (Right). He's one of the latest artist we stumbled across via twitter. Shoutout to Choze for the heads up on this track as well. Coming off the Choze & JustNice collab mixtape entitled Respect Earned, Drive is a very smooth track, the concept is dope and the production has a sort of R&B feel that surprising works perfectly with the tone of the track. Good shit all around, highly recommended.

September 3, 2009

Mos Def Visits New Orleans

Post number 400 goes towards a good cause with Mos Def talking about the long term effects of Hurricane Katrina as well as going to the memorial that went down last Saturday. You can tell what the true nature of his visit was, as we only get a few seconds worth of concert footage. Big ups to Mos Def for being more than just a rapper.

Jon Hope - Above It All

Seriously one of the best artists out at the moment. Loving this track, real smooth.

Wale - Attention Deficit [Cover]

Best album artwork I have seen in a long time in my opinion. What do you think?

Hollywood Floss - All Of My Love

I can't say enough about this track. Its got a classic feel, southern flow and a lot of realistic comedy to top it all off. I'm new to Hollywood Floss so I haven't got much to compare this joint to, but I bet its one of his best so far. If you don't have this joint yet then get it now.

September 2, 2009

Rickie Jacobs – What a day (Prod. By 9th Wonder)

Rickie Jacobs is definitely onto something here, I didn't think he could take on a beat like this to be honest. At this point I have no problem saying Rickie Jacobs has a solid future in hip-hop, considering the fact that he has the ability to entertain as well as focus on his concepts. You might take those qualities for granted, but without both you'll never be able to make an album (See Cassidy, Papoose, Uncle Murda etc..).