June 21, 2010

Dmack x Hollywood FLOSS

@HollywoodFLOSS I had this review done for quite sometime now. For a while actually. But things happened, and it didn't get posted. Hollywood FLOSS dropped his album House of Dreams not too long ago. I Did a review for it. Peep it here:

House of Dreams

The album starts with an energetic track, (horns, drums, etc.) something that really grabs your attention, and gets you up and moving. Not one to get outshined by a great beat, Hollywood Floss SPITS. Clever lines and witty flows such as “12 steps ahead/ you can say I relapsed”, “so drink up, let my music soak in/151, every line potent.” Then, on the same track, he switches up the beat to almost the exact opposite of the first sound you heard. It goes from a lively and exuberant track to something mellow. Less lyricism and more explanation of the LP’s name. With lines like “I hope I never wake, I know it sounds extreme/ but Hollywood Floss is out living his dream.” The transition in between could have been smoother but it was a great way to start of the album because the track seizes your attention.

He’s Back

T he next track gets active again, it sounds very similar to the House of Dreams track. Boasting with lyricism and braggadocious rhymes, it almost sounds a little angry. With clever, and quick lines and nice wordplay like “Too many bleak [Bleek] careers, not enough Jay-Zs”. The he switches the beat and rhymes (much more smoothly this time) into a somber story about a woman being left by a man who impregnated her. It is a good track but it is a lot like the track right that played right before it.

To New Beginnings

The next track, To New Beginnings, is a very personal track; it is a song about Hollywood Floss’ life condensed into 4 minutes. Through Floss’ lyrics you can see his life through a somber but reflective track. “I ain’t never forgave myself/for not helping my cousin before he shot himself”. Floss does a great job of getting the listener’s attention. The lyrics and delivery blend together perfectly in harmony. This is one of the best tracks on the album, and one of my favorites.

When The Worlds against You

After such a personal track, Floss follows it up perfectly with this inspirational track. Even though it is a song on the album for the listener, you can tell Floss made this song for himself. Its straight inspiration and builds up hope. Even “when the world’s against you, you gotta put your fist up higher.” A song that provides hope is something that you don’t hear too often in hip-hop.

I’ll Be Honest

The next track is “I’ll Be Honest” and it didn’t seem to flow after the last track. It was less cohesive than the previous tracks. From House of Dreams to When the World’s Against You, you can see why Floss placed it there. Each track had perfect placement. However, this track it seemed more like “well this track is going on the album, and it seems less awkward after “When The Worlds Against You”. Nevertheless, I do like the track though; he gives honest rhymes about controversial topics. After the soul-sampling beat, floss switches it up into a simpler beat with more brag swag raps.

She Said…

The next track is the HILARIOUS “She Said…” It’s a track describing the relationship between him and his girl. While tracks about relationships tend to be super-serious, Floss heads the other direction and makes it into something of comedy. With rhymes such as “She said slow down, you don’t know how to drive/ I said I will take your advice when you get your own ride” and “She said why you always leave the toilet seat up? / I said why you tweet more than you have your feet done?” Although it is a funny song, Floss doesn’t forget he has a point to prove, and ties it together nicely in the end with advice for the men out there that don’t know how to treat their girl.

In Yo’ Dreams

The next track would probably be my least favorite track on the album. It is a track about clothes, his skills on the mic, and how you can’t “get like me” flow. Lyrically it isn’t bad, but it is more blatant bragging, and didn’t really see a point to it on the album. This just is not my type of track. Even though he does start spitting at the end, it’s just not my type of track. It does sound nice in the car; however it’s too much of a cliché “car song” to me.

Nightmare on MC Street

Next track is “Nightmare on MC Street” and is a straight GET LIVE track. Floss steps outside his box, and does the fast-flow and does it quite well. Straight witty lyricism (these squares are exponentially less, they do not grow), a great flow, and an excellent beat. Couldn’t ask for anything more in this track. This is one of those “Hold up, let me rewind this” tracks.


The next track is “Life” and it is the most creative track on the album. Floss personifies Life as a person, a girl at that. Floss describes the relationship with Life, which isn’t necessarily a good one but one you have to keep regardless. “If you do get to dance with her, hold on tight/ because some don’t even get the invite, but hey…that’s Life”

Shut It Down

The last track on the album “Shut It Down” is a perfect way to end the album. It tells the perfect tale to who Floss is, his mission, and what he stands for. All the while repping his city and not forgetting where he came from, paying homage to those that made Houston what it is.

You might have noticed that I didn’t really go that much into the production on the album. That was on purpose because I felt like it deserved its own section. Hollywood Floss and Chris Rockaway handled most of the production and let me say, they did their thing. They use real instruments (drums, guitars, etc.), beautifully flipped soul-sampling. Every beat is above average, and production-wise (quote me) this album is damn near flawless. (ESPECIALLY in the car).

Overall, this is an exceptional album. Hollywood Floss destroys the stereotype that southern rappers can’t rap. This is an album I can see myself still listening to months from now. That’s something I rarely do. He did an excellent job of creating a work of art that is clever, has examples of great lyricism, and elements of humor that I hope you listen to.

$15.00 out of $20

Buy the digital/physical copy of House of Dreams for $10 at Bigcartel [Hardcopy] or iTunes [digital]

May 31, 2010

Shad - Rose Garden [Video]

Rose Garden is Shad's 2nd single for his recently released "TSOL" album which you all must cop! Grab it off iTunes here.

May 29, 2010

Ess Vee - Far From A Dream [Video]

Far From A Dream is the first video and intro track to the New Jersey natives recently released "Pocket Change" mixtape.

Wiz Khalifa - Goodbye [Video]

A new music video consisting of more concert footage of Khalifa's "Deal Or No Deal" tour. Directed By Sal Green.

Chiddy Bang - Never (Remix) Ft. XV & Killer Mike

XV and Killer Mike jump onto Chiddy Bang's "Never" from their latest "The Swelly Express" mixtape. This track is straight heat.

May 26, 2010

Eighty4 Fly - Like Planes (Video)

(Via @Eighty4fly's People)
Here is the latest video effort from Eighty4 Fly "Like Planes." Thank you in advance for your support and we hope you enjoy! FLYworld! This track will be featured on Eighty4 Fly's upcoming mixtape with The World Famous DJ Bmello.


May 25, 2010

M-Dot - No Money Down

(Via @RevOfEMS)
M-Dot's New Music video "No Money Down" directed by Zach Voytas (has had several works on MTV2). The video was shot with the same type of camera they used for "Pirates of the Caribbean 3" and was filmed on location in California (the Mojave Desert). The radio single "No Money Down" is off of Commonwealth Records compilation CD A Boston State of Mind Vol.2 out now. The video will also be on Comcast Cable On-Demand soon!!!!

"In the video, M-Dot is a soldier who's lost contact with his troops. He's left to die in the desert but instead he survives and is able to find his way back to civilization with no assistance. The video is a metaphor for his independent mind state in the rap game and how he's grinded his way into every opportunity and blessing that has come his way thus far.
My local homies usually get love but this time they did me the favor, sending this in twice. Luckily I caught it the 2nd time and must I say M-Dot & his crew know how to shoot a video! the angles, the cuts, the focuses, were all in tune with the song making it blend in an absolutely brilliant way. Salute to Zach Voytas who directed this video, you've done very very well for yourself.


J. Smith – Life On The Scene

J. Smith is a 19 year old college student from Philadelphia who started rapping during his freshman year of high school. He found rap to be a way to express his high school experiences. Through that mindset, he created a fanbase amongst his peers. As J. Smith moves forward into college, he plans to continue to make music for his peers, as well as hip-hop lovers around the world.”
I dig the freestyle of K'NAAN's ABCs track, smith has some skills, take a listen.


Black Eyed Peas - Rock That Body (Remix) (Ft. Jo Well)

@JoWell delivers a nice cover of the Black Eyes Peas's Rock That Body. I'm feeling his verse on this one, for those to don't know Jo Well yet, don't be shy, check it out, its a good download.


Hawdwerk & Jansport J- Ride (Music Video)

@Hawdwerk & @JansportJ make some of the livest, most thoughtful music out here, therefore, even though I missed this email because I had finals 2 weeks ago, I'm still posting it because its probably going to be one of the dopest and most genuine videos from anyone without a 5 figure budget. Enjoy!

Nick Rage - Gemini Album Release

Via Ryan at @HHKDotCom
Pittsburgh artist Nick Rage has announced he will be releasing his debut album “Gemini” on May 21st 2010. With features from the likes of Royce Da 5’9, King Gordy and Krizz Kaliko, Gemini is not only vividly imaginative, but powerful through lyricism and great music too. 
Nick Rage has previously released several projects including the high-profiled “Dead to Society” mixtape which was credited with no fewer than 10,000 downloads and listens worldwide. Gemini is built on the foundation of Dead to Society, however the growth of Nick Rage as an artist and song writer clearly shows. 
Gemini will be released digitally via iTunes and all popular online retailers, and a limited number of physical copies are also available which can be pre-ordered through Nick Rage’s official blogspot website. Gemini is available from May 21st.
Courtesy of HHK we also have an exclusive sampler of the album for our try before you buy types out there (you know who you are).

May 24, 2010

Brey Quick - Out Of This Town (ft Tim Lawrence)

@BreyQuick & Tim Lawrence continue their work together with Out Of This Town. Its a dope track, I'm really feeling the sound that Brey & Tim are making together, its some real well rounded material. Check it below


WIz Khalifa - The Kid Frankie [VIDEO]

Wiz drops off a new video for one of my fave tracks from his latest "Kush And Orange Juice" project which you must check out if you haven't already.

May 21, 2010

King Zigg Zag - Korduroy Killaz [Beat Tape]

I'm back...and you know what that means. @kingziggzag drops this is a dope ass beat tape. Its worth the download. Tell me "In The Chamber" doesn't go hard. Check out the stream/description/tracklist below.

1.Funk (In The Trunk)
2.Cherry Soda (Hold It Down)
3.Dopeman Blues (187-NARC)
4.Rhythm (It's Life)
5.Never Say Never
6.Pin The Tail (On The Honkey)
7.The World (7 Grams)
8.No Favors
9.From The Grime
10.Ronny Regs (Stemz)
11.Inside My Love (And Yo Mouf)
12.In The Chamber (Regulate)
13.In The Dungeon (Korduroy)

"Okay, you may be wondering what the hell is up with the name of the album, not only that, your wondering who the hell are The 187 Dopemen, and who is that sitting in a cell on the cover? I don't really have too many answers to give other than drugs can really make you do some pretty goofy stuff.. I had come up with all of the details of this album as a total joke.. it was going to be a parody on really old obscure g-funk albums.. the ones with really silly covers and crazy cliche raps about 40 oz's and 64 impalas.. It wasn't hate or anything since I love westcoast hip-hop, but it was just really funny to me. Turns out my g-funk stint didn't really last too long, so I scrapped the idea; but I really liked how the cover turned out, and I actually grew to the name King Zigg Zag.. so I made it official.. I tried to keep the album in the same spirit since I didn't want it to be another idea down the toilet (I also wanted to do a mafioso hip-hopera but that never panned out).. the 187 Dopemen were suppose to be a group of emcees with totally ridiculous names and gimmicks to match my parody. I was even going to go as far as telling people it was some random album from 1994 that I just stumbled upon.. there are some instances where I just can't explain how my mind works, and this is one of them.. either way, the beats are totally serious.. it's just masked with a silly set of titles."

<a href="http://kingziggzag.bandcamp.com/album/korduroy-killaz">Funk (In The Trunk) by King Zigg Zag</a>

May 20, 2010

Nero – Relief (Video)

Its been a minute but its looking like the dude Nero is ready to resurface.

May 18, 2010

Chiddy Bang - Translation Freestyle

I apologize for the lack of content being posted lately, we've all been busy with other shit but im going to try and get caught up over the next few days here. Enjoy the latest from the dudes outta PA.
"Up and coming hip hop act Chiddy Bang was invited to come into Jay-Z and Steve Stoute's marketing agency, Translation LLC. Cinematographer Kristopher Rey-Talley was on hand to document it, as Noah laid down a beat. Chiddy, instead doing a typical performance, decided to use his Emcee skills and spit for seven minutes straight with no break"

May 12, 2010

Fashawn - Samsonite Man (Video)

No words needed. Just enjoy

Juve - The Beginning of Something Better

The Beginning of Something Better Cover Art
Next we have @juvesmuzik as I go through my email, catching up on music that I missed out on during my time out. Juve's got some real dope stuff, I see a lot of potential for him to not only grow but build up a fan base while he expands his realm of music and increases his range. Delivery wise, he's above alot of these other guys, lyrics leave some room for improvement or maturation, which will definitely happen over time. Juve wasn't lying when he said this was The Beginning of Something Better, check it out.

<a href="http://juve.bandcamp.com/album/the-beginning-of-something-better">Intro by Juve</a>

May 11, 2010

3 - Settle Down (Feat. Choze) (Prod. by Klash)

This is a track I heard while down in LA with K L ^ S H, he suggested that I hop on the remix so I did as soon as I got back to Portland and here it is. Hope everyone enjoys this one.
I'm back again yall! Hope nobody missed me but anyways, our latest Music Monday is a new joint produced by Klash that Choze hopped on to remix. We've got alot of nice things planned for you guys aside from Music Monday so sit tight and we'll be sure to deliver you a little something soon.


May 5, 2010

Mac Miller - Another Night [VIDEO]

The dude Mac Miller hits us off with a video for my personal favorite track from his "The High Life" mixtape.
Download "Another Night"


It's been a minute since i've heard anything from the dude Rochester but its great to see him back again. He gets real deep on this one.

May 3, 2010

Chiddy Bang - Pass Out [VIDEO]

The dudes from Chiddy shoot off some more ill visuals once again from their latest mini-mixtape "Air Swell"

May 2, 2010

Boondocks S3 E1: It's a Black President, Huey Freeman! [Trailer]

Tonight at 11:30. Be There.

Jamieson - So You Know (ft Skyzoo)

Grabbing @TheRealSkyzoo for a track is certainly a winning formula, but London's own Jamieson can definitely hold his own with the bars. The accent might throw you off because it changes his whole flow but this shouldn't be a problem for the open minded. Hip-Hop is Hip-Hop, no matter where it comes from. Via 2DBZ.


Eighty4 Fly - Like Planes

Another dope @eighty4fly track is here, with the help of producer Tom Davids. Davids flips the M.I.A. track paper planes and pulls a dope sample from the popular track to create the beat for this one. Eighty4 goes in on it. I'm excited to see what Jon Augustavo's vision will be, as he directs Eighty4's next video for this track.


May 1, 2010

Boondocks S3 Promo: What the F*ck Took So Long, Nyukka!

Stinkmeaner talks season 3 as the Boondocks is set to start off its final season Sunday at 11:30 on adult swim.

Quest - Elevator Status [Video]

First off, @YesIamQuest looks tall as hell, secondly I'm diggin this video, its a good visual for how thoughtful. Directed by Unkle Luc.

April 30, 2010

N.E.P.H.E.W - Pressure [VIDEO]

Last time i posted some music from N.E.P.H.E.W was the first time and i said i needed to hear more. Well im glad dude saw the post because he hit us up with somethin new which he stays killin on.

April 29, 2010

Edo G & G.Valentino Ball w/ DJ Chubby Chub

Our local friends @thatsmajor supply us with some absolute real talk coming to you thanks to DJ Chubby Chub. Just listen in, you'll understand why this whole "last letter from Guru" clearly holds no merit and a talk about how Guru's upbringing didn't promote the type of talk he exhibited in that whole letter. I'm a Dorchester resident and I frequent all the other hoods that Guru ran through all throughout his career and I can tell you, Guru don't play that. Regardless of my opinions, please, I urge you to watch the video.

April 28, 2010

Lupe Fiasco - I'm Beaming (Video)

@illusivemedia just gave @lupefiasco the best directed video to come out in AWHILE. The song was incredible in the video lets you see how 10/10 this song really is. Like NO ONE is touching this song.

Gerald Walker - I Got Ya (Ft. Streetz 'N' Young Duece)

Via @Gerald_Walker
"I recorded 52 demo's for my next release (Dropping July 16th, 2010) "I Remember When This All Meant SOmething..." this being one of them. This song is called "I Got Cha" and features Milwaukee based duo Streetz 'N' Young Duece"

Jansport J: Cultural Vibe Radio Show Interview

Via JansportJ
Here's an interview I did with Michigan State Radio Show Cultural Vibe a few weeks back. In the interview, I discuss the album "MoveMeants", the Hawdwerk & Jansport J duo, LA Scene, EP with Lansing, Michigan-based rapper P.H.I.L.T.H.Y and more.

April 26, 2010

Nas & Damian Marley - As We Enter [VIDEO]

Nasir and Damian link up for the lead single to their collabo album "Distant Relatives" which i can't wait to hear. Album hits stores May 18th!

E.A. - Spotlight (Prod. By E.A.)

@EABILLION is the next artist that is on deck in NB/PS line of new projects. Today however ,he's just bringing you the next song in our Music Monday Series with "Spotlight." The Texas native is currently preparing the release of his next EP Culture Shock.


April 24, 2010

Chiddy Bang - Truth

Chiddy stays dropping innovative music and continues to drop unique videos to match. Quit sleeping on these dudes and if you haven't already go check out "Air Swell" now.

Hawdwerk & Jansport J x Prophit x COTN Studio Sessions/Show Performance

Via @JansportJ
Waddup everybody!
Figured I'd pass these 2 videos along. The long-time homies/collaborators Prophit and COTN (Children of the Night) have finally made their way out to LA. COTN has been documenting their experiences out here. The first attached video is of a studio session that took place on 4/20 where we welcomed them to The Cov (West Covina) and threw a bunch of dope rappers on a Jansport J beat (Hawdwerk, Prophit, Avi The Most Ill, Poetik Force, COTN).
The 2nd video is footage from our respective tour shows. Hawdwerk and myself are currently on our "Cali Famous" Tour with Trek Life & J. Bizness, as well as Basicali. We invited Prophit and COTN to be apart of our Riverside stop for their "A Tribe Goes West Tour".

B/A - Scared Money (Ft. Yung Nate)

Via @Copastetik. @HansomManson grabs @YungNate for a dope remix of Scared Money for this one. Yung Nate has been one of my favorite artist since his work with Charles Hamilton circa 2008-ish. Nate always brings a completely different style to these songs that no one else has out here. Plus his energy is above most of these guys out here. B/A is on his grind, keeping the flow of joints coming, check this out!
Biego & Yung Nate connect over Jeezy & Lil Wayne's "Scared Money" this time for the 3rd leak off of B/A's upcoming project, Past, Present, Future

April 23, 2010

Jo Well & DJ JAM - A West Side Story (Mixtape)

Via @JoWell
This is my A West Side Story (Mixtape)...I want to thank everyone who helped make this happen...especially DJ J.A.M. he did an excellent job mixing the whole tape...this is for everyone that loves music period!.I want people to be able to play this in their headphones, in their ride, or a party...take a listen...you will not be dissapointed...we having fun with this people...me, cee nario and jam were up late doing this for you!...so download, enjoy, and spread the music!! thank you all one more time for the continued love and support.. more to come...keep up with all the new music from me, The Antidotes, we got a tour in Europe coming up after the summer..stay up with DJ JAM and everybody that was on the tape... You can reach [Jowell] on Twitter & Myspace [then  DJ JAM on Twitter]

April 22, 2010

Grynch – My Volvo

Grynch hits us off with some ill visuals to one of my personal favorite tracks from "The Chemistry EP" which you can find here.

Eighty4 Fly - So Cool

Eighty4 Fly drops a dope track and a video for his track So Cool, directed by Jon Augustavo.


Rickie Jacobs - Living in the Sky

@RickieJacobs is back from his hiatus with his latest going in over XV's "Fall Out The Sky". Be on the lookout for "Air Jacobs" coming soon

Shad - Yaa I Get It

I Can not wait for the new album from this man. Still the most underrated in the game.

Ben Pramuk, Andy Smalls & Scanz - Take You Higher (4.20 Edition)

@AndySmalls, @Scanz & @BenPramuk have joined forces to create a 3 Track EP dedicated to 4/20. This EP is pretty dope, lyrically Scanz has great conceptual lyricism (as oppose to your average punchline rapper.) and the production is on point, Pramuk & Smalls put in alot of work with this production and it shows with how complete and detailed these beats are.

Via Ben Pramuk
Happy Holidays? Regardless of your 4/20 celebratory status, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this three song EP I co-produced just to distribute today. Featuring production primarily by myself and @AndySmalls along with @Scanz, we’ve offered up some raw, gritty ear candy for your listening pleasure. Please download below and enjoy.

April 21, 2010

Shaun Boothe - One Yes

Shaun goes in over an altered version of Nas's "One Mic". Canada stand up


Juve - Again (prod. by Josh Grooves)

@Juvesreal's Again sounds like a real good track. I'm feeling the sound and what Josh Grooves did with the production. Lyrically Juve is making some strides and hopefully he'll continue to get better because he has a great foundation to build off of, from what I've heard. These are definitely 2 people that need to continue to making music because both Juve and Josh Grooves are some great talents. Check out the track!
Living in the Bahamas isn't easy as an aspiring artist of any kind, much less a rap artist. Currently the internet is my only medium of reaching a wider/international audience. Within the scope of 'online marketing' and more simply in my case, trying to be heard, your site can be of major help. I have a free EP coming out on the 4th of May titled 'The Beginning of Something Better' which I would really like people to listen to. Attached [is] the single 'Again' produced by Portland resident Josh Grooves as well as the cover art & track listing.

April 20, 2010

Slakah The Beatchild - Enjoy ya Self V2 (Feat. Drake)

@beatchild comes through with a video for Enjoy Ya Self V2, featuring none other than Drake. I would tell you how good this man's album Soul Movement Vol. 1 is but you guys aren't sleeping. You are completely aware of how nice it is, and how it is an actual album. You know like, each track flows perfectly into the next track to make one cohesive project. Not one of those "Let me grab 2-3 tracks here and delete the rest of it", something that's extremely hard to find in music nowadays. Go support and buy his album on itunes, but you probably already have it because you weren't sleeping, right?

April 19, 2010

M-Dot - The Real & The Raw (Ft. Jaysaun) (Snowgoons Remix)

Via @RevOfEMS
The single was released earlier this week, now M-Dot & the Snowgoons bring you a brand NEW VIDEO by Alter Prod. for "The Real & The Raw ft. Jaysaun (Special Teamz)" courtesy of Goon MuSick!!!
P.S. To vote for M-Dot in the "Best Music Poll" go here, click M-Dot, Submit, above the nominees click Cast My Ballot, then on the next page Cast My Ballot again, then enter a name & email and select Cast My Ballot one last time and done. It takes a total of 30 secs so please vote and support M-Dot & EMS Productions and enjoy the new Remix!!
DOWNLOAD/STEAM: Usershare || MediaFire || Zshare

Rochelle Jordan - Free Fall (Feat Choze & JustNice) (Produced By Klash)

Neu Beginin & Protostar's Music Monday Series continues with a record from ProtoStar's Rochelle Jordan featuring Choze & JustNice, entitled Free Fall. This record was an unreleased track that was originally slated for Talentine, which dropped this past Valentines Day. Produced by ProtoStar's leading man Klash. Be sure to stay tuned, E.A.'s Culture Shock seems like the next project to be on deck from the NBPS connection.

April 15, 2010

Wiz Khalifa – Kush & Orange Juice

Sorry for the late post on this one we been busy over here. Wiz is back with an insane new project. Sit back relax and vibe out to this one.

April 13, 2010

Stewie Vuiton - Exhibit NB

@IamStewievuiton (Yes Stewie Vuiton, the producer) also raps.. yes it surprised me too. I heard this track this afternoon and it surely surprised me. As one of the closest people to NB over the past few months, this even escaped me. But anyways, Stewie kills it, so now we're going to have to refer to him as a Producer/Rapper and just for this I'm going to start calling him SV for short. Enjoy Exhibit NB!


Brey Quick - Ha Ha

@Brey_Quick, fresh off his last joint Ridin N The Cadillac, hops on another joint and goes in on the beat. The production is dope and Brey doesn't fail to surprise us just about every time. You know how he does it, check it out!


April 12, 2010

Choze & Voice - Drop The Game

Today we're continuing Neu Beginin & Protostar's Music Monday Series with Drop The Game, Choze and Voice's cover of Lil Wayne's Drop The World. Be sure to be on the lookout for more music in the next few weeks, with new projects from NB's E.A. & MC duo Tru Quality coming soon. Check it out!


Drake - Over

Nero – Left, Right

This is officially my fave song at the moment. Nero goes a different direction with this one but definitely pulls it off. Oh and fuck off with the Drake comparisons.

April 11, 2010

Add-2 - Goin In (Prod. Marcus Banks)

@YNotMyDream is back with a new leak from Add-2 produced by Marcus Banks as well as a statement on the state of the YNotMyDream Blog

Via Anthony Carrillo
As you may or may not know YNMD got shut down. It seems as of late blogger has been shutting everyone down. Anyways that's no reason to stay shut down. I have now moved over to wordpress and YNMD's new address is YNotMyDream.net. Even though the move has been a little difficult that isn't going to stop me from doing what I do best, and not to mention I still have two tapes dropping this month. Now I hit you with another leak off "1". This leak comes from my homie Add-2 with Marcus Banks on production. Lookout for the tape to hit the net this upcoming Wednesday. Thank you for all the support it has been an honor.

April 10, 2010

Lupe Performs A New Song at Boston's House Of Blues

@DmackMasterice never even told me about this! (I couldn't go to the show, but he did on Wednesday night). But anyways, Lupe does something special for the crowd at one of the favorite venues in the city. Boston has been being treated to some great artist these past few weeks, between K'NAAN, Wale, B.o.B & Lupe. I can personally say K'NAAN & Wale tore it up in Boston so if they're coming to your city, don't sleep, get your tickets and enjoy a dope show. Of course Lupe & B.o.B are straight show stoppers so I know you will already have your tickets for them when the times comes.

Boondocks Season 3

This week we were graced with not only the trailer but 2 hilarious promo videos as well! Here's the trailer above if you haven't already caught it when it was released. Below are 2 videos concerning Tiger Woods.. The 3rd and final season begins Sunday May 2nd at 11:30 PM.

Tiger Woods Commercial

Uncle Ruckus Sounds Off on Tiger Woods...

April 9, 2010

Choze - The Making of Transmission

Wale - Breakup Song

Seems like @Wale's post Attention Deficit buzz is actually considerably greater than his buzz prior to the album. He's been ripping it with his material. Looks like he's being rewarded for all the "growing" he's been doing. Now I say "growing" half heartedly because Wale has been nasty for years so I'm just not surprised. I'm just glad he's turning it up a notch once again. In my opinion his recent tracks are a cut above some of the tracks on Attention Deficit. Nonetheless, great album & great track, check it out!


Hawdwerk & JansportJ: Freestyling after Cali-Famous Tour Show in San Diego

@richforareason's got me speechless..

Brey Quick - Ridin N The Cadillac (ft Colby and Esco) (Produced by Gambitt)

So the other day, I had this instrumental produced by Gambitt off on of his very dope beat tapes. Brey heard the beat and pretty much wanted to tear it up, so I swing it to him and within a few days (less than a week) it got done! So here it is, Ridin N The Cadillac featuring Colby and Esco, produced by Louisiana's very own, Gambitt.


Chiddy Bang – Air Swell (Mixtape)

Chiddy Bang hit us up with this new (mini) mixtape "Air Swell". 7 New tracks from my personal favourite up and coming group. If you missed it before check out their single "Opposite Of Adults" which is blowing up as we speak.

Bohemian Rap CD - Little High / Little Low [Video]

If you guys remember, back in the beginning of march we posted a EP called Bohemian Rap CD. It was produced completely by Domar, who produced 5 amazing records, using only the Queen classic Bohemian Rhapsody. Here is the video for Little High/Little Low that was made from the old Sesame Street Bohemian Rhapsody video. If you never checked the EP out, please check it out, its crazy. Personally my favorite is track 3, Leave You All Behind. You can preview it below.

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April 8, 2010

Yung Rep - All I Know

Remember the name because you will be hearing a lot of it. Mark my words.

April 7, 2010

JansportJ - MoveMeants

MoveMeants Cover Art
Via @JansportJ
MoveMeants is available for FREE DOWNLOAD at the aforementioned sites. However, if you'd like to make a financial donation (yes please!), you can download the album for whatever price you desire on my bandcamp:


Huge thank you to every site/fan/friend supporting the project, posting the videos, and all of that nonsense. I appreciate ALL of you. And now I'm gonna leave your inboxes alone for a little bit.
<a href="http://jansportj.bandcamp.com/album/movemeants">Wake Up by Jansport J</a>

Jo Well - Behind The Walls

Via @JoWell
Hope everyone out there is doing good...We got some great news this week...We (The Antidotes) will be going on tour in Europe this fall!..In light of that great news..here is the next single off of my A West Side Story (Mixtape).....ride to this one.. and spread the music!...tape dropping 4/21.with a show Sunday April 25th (@ Dakota Live in Santa Monica, CA..presented by R.K Entertainment) ..these are the cuts I love...if this is your shit then you will love the tape....thank you for your love and support! In case you guys missed the last track w/ the homie Hawdwerk, here's the link for that one too....Thanks again!

Rhymefest feat. John Mayer - Letter

Rhymefest is too damn nice..That is all..

Nemesis - Foundation Of The Mind

So this cat Nemesis just hit me up with one of the most complete displays of lyricism from an up coming artist in a while. This guy is SERIOUS, lyrically he's in a class of his own, unlike most artist I've seen in the blog era peroid. He's much more than what I like to call a straight spitter. He goes in for more that clever punchlines and witty puns, he's got a little bit of adventure to him. His beat selection is great in my opinion (with my favorite being track 2, over Joe Budden's Angel In My Life). Conceptually, I think the project could have gone harder. The next project, I'll really be pushing to see a full theme or story from beginning to end for his next EP because it seems as if Nemesis is more than capable of creating something like that.
Now some may be wondering.. "why did he give him all this hype and praise than give him an 8.4?" Well concept is still a really important category thats really needed to capture audiences. However Foundation of the Mind wasn't as personal of a project as I'd like it to be, therefore it doesn't naturally draw me into its messages son by song (as oppose to Mos Def, Charles Hamilton or Hawdwerk's works do). Therefore I dropped the rating a little to give Nemesis room for improvement. Overall is a great project however and its not a project to sleep on! Check it out.

<a href="http://nemesispt.bandcamp.com/album/foundation-of-the-mind">Start by Nemesis&lt;PT&gt;</a>

1. Start
2. Angel In My Life
3.Ain't Better Than Us
4. Collisions
5.Verbal Torture
6. None of Yall Better
7. Rabid Lyricism
8. Lyrically Fit Pt.1
9. Honest to God
10. Gunz on Both Sides
11. Not What Your Use To
12. I'm Real
13. Redemption
14. Shout Outs

April 5, 2010

Numonics - Being Cool Doesn't Pay The Bills

South Florida producer Numonics has joined forces with IM KING, RubyHornet and DJBooth.net to bring listeners his latest release, Being Cool Doesn’t Pay the Bills.

Produced entirely by Numonics and blended by Chicago’s DJ RTC (of RubyHornet & Closed Sessions), the 21-track project finds the up-and-coming beatsmith enlisting a diverse cast of rising stars and established heavyweights to pay testament to the hustle that is required to survive and thrive in today’s music game.

The project contains new and unreleased music from the likes of Donny Goines, Reks, Shawn Chrystopher, Sene, Shawn Jackson, Co$$, BK Cyph, RAtheMC, El Prez, JtheS Wrekonize, QuESt, TreaZon, ThreatZ, Dre Biggity, Saheed, DJulien, Streets Buchanon, Butta Verses, Nero, Lex One and Paul Lewis (of PaulnotPaul).

Invy Da Truth - Voltron

Invy Da Truth has real dope material in this new project entitled Voltron. I like the production by Chanes! on alot of these tracks. I think this one deserves a review sometime this week so expect a full review (with the whole ?/10 rating and all.. you know how I do.) Anyways, shoutout to HHK's Ryan Maxwell for the tip. You can stream the whole project below the cover art and download via Bandcamp.

Invy Da Truth’s mixtape Voltron is finally ready for fans to download. It’s being released in over 52 countries, and can be downloaded from Invy’s bandcamp page. There’s also a bonus track with Royce Da 5’9’s brother Kid Vishis.

<a href="http://invy.bandcamp.com/album/voltron">01 Lost Boss Intro: Karma (Prod.Chanes!) by Invy</a>