February 28, 2010
SLik D is back with his new tape called Midnight Vibes. The name might sound familiar because he dropped his last tape called Summer Vibes. This tape's theme (You guessed it!) is more of a darker theme but it is still dope. features production from Nefarious!, Euphonic, and Elaquent, plus many more. Still hesitant? Well peep a stream of the whole project below:
February 27, 2010
February 26, 2010
"I really dug into Skyzoo's material while making the first Brainiac Mixtape with Naledge. He put two Skyzoo tracks on the mix and I was more than impressed. I went back into Sky's catalog and eagerly awaited the release of his debut LP, The Salvation. Shortly before the album's release, I had the chance to interview Skyzoo and he told me that he heard about Closed Sessions, and our Dimes and Dozens party in which we bring out of town artists into Chicago and have them perform at our monthly event. He expressed interest in doing the same and I was definitely with it. We organized a show for Skyzoo at The Darkroom, and setup a Closed Session for him the following day. Virgil and Ruben took Sky all around the city before his show, and when he hit SoundScape we could all tell that Chicago had made an impression on him. Rhymefest ended up just being at the studio during Skyzoo's session, the two hit it off very quickly with help from this K-Salaam and Beatnik track and the concept for "Crack The Code" was born. Skyzoo's verse centers on the intricacies of Chicago, while Rhymefest raps about the nature of New York City. It's an homage to two great homes for Hip Hop, and a pairing of two great emcees."
The album contains 12 tracks which are mainly inspired by hiphop producers (J Dilla, Madlib, Afta-1, Sa-Ra, Mike Slott, ...) but also french electro artist from the late 70's such as Space Art & Zanov. Last track is dedicated to Pierre Henry, the godfather of electroacoustic music.
February 25, 2010
"Sol [sol] –noun 1. The sun. Parable [par-uh-buhl] –noun 1. A short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson. 2. A statement or comment that conveys a meaning indirectly by the use of comparison, analogy, or the like.DOWNLOAD NOW
February 24, 2010
"When it comes to Canadian Hip Hop trailblazers, Classified has definitely paved a blazing hot path. As a prolific and engaging artist, Classified began his solo career in the early 90’s in eastern Canada. Over the years Canada has proved to be a difficult market for Hip Hop artists to excel in, but over the decades Classified has carved his own niche touring the country (and overseas), facing many crowds, and putting out countless tracks, independently!
Recently, The Come Up Show’s DJ Chedo had the chance to interview Classified while he was in town. Chedo and Class spoke about a variety of things including Class’ new video for his hit song, “Oh Canada”. Check it out!"
Another new artist that i was just put onto today thanks to P&P. You can check out his latest mixtape "The St. John Portfolio" here which i am yet to peep but judging from this latest single its bound to be fire. Very impressed and looking for much more to come from dude very soon. You can check out his latest single and promo video below.
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February 22, 2010
The boy Rep is back once again and killin it as always. Remember the name
Rickie goes in over Wayne's "Drop The World"
February 21, 2010
R.I.P. To The Greatest!
February 20, 2010
Here is another leak off of the EMS young gunna Strick 9's "Pick Ya Poison 2" Mixtape droppin' in March. Strick has also been kind enough to release the front cover artwork as well for the project. Tracklisting coming soon!!! Check it out!! And thank you for continuing to support EMS Productions...
The homie Andrew Lewis just sent over this prelude to his "What Dreams May Come" mixtape. It's fire, you have to really listen to what he is saying to fully appreciate what he is saying. Clever punches and verse that are bound to fly over your head if you dont listen.
At the start if the year Craig Bass hit me up about a project, basically I handpicked my favourite beats of last year and he rhymed over them. Now a month and a half later the final project is here. This was actually done earlier but I wanted to hold onto it until my birthday [today]. So hit the jump for the tracklist and get downloading. oh and there’s already talk of The Hip Hop Effect 2!
February 19, 2010
I'm currently promoting my brand new single entitled Ze Drums, which was produced by dutch producer Ivan Ice and co-produced by me. It also features California rapper C4 on the second verse. Me and Ivan Ice are releasing our EP entitled 'Sounds Like' on February 23rd
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February 18, 2010
February 17, 2010
To be honest I never really peeped anything from Wiz Khalifa until now. Im impressed.
February 15, 2010
This is a real interesting project because its really one of the most diverse projects ive heard in awhile. Definitely the type of record you can throw on, sit back, relax and just vibe out to.
February 14, 2010
New valentines day heat via Jansport J. May I introduce you to the definition of hotfiyah... no Dylan tho.
Most of the mixtape is produced by Klash of Protostar Ent., a newer but highly competitive force in the blog world. Klash's production has already started to catch on with blogs, even as he's co-currently attending music school, honing his skills as a musician. Meanwhile NB Gang's leading man, Choze, gears up for this project having already been featured on numerous major blogs around the net (Kevin Nottingham, 2DopeBoyz, XclusivesZone.net, Y2K Daily & etc), most of which has come out of the recent success of his latest project Respect Earned.
February 13, 2010
February 12, 2010
Friday's Songs of the day are filled with skyzoo, just a few of my favorite tracks from Sky, in his pre Duck Down Records/Jamla days. Enjoy!
DROP THE WORLD
February 11, 2010
Here's another short clip off QuESt's Documentary with ImFlashy.com. Shot by Jahrue. Here QuESt speaks on his project "How Thoughtful" dropping today, and his next project "The Reason: A Defense Mechanism". Enjoy.
To kick off an original Eazee Street series I present to you Hawdwerk and Jansport J. You should know them as the duo who brought you High Power Moves (a good download) and you should know Jansport J as he has produced many a track that you've been able to access here. In this original series some good people from the L.A. hip hop scene will run off their "Best of 2009". The "Best" is their personal favorite projects that we saw drop in 2009...major label releases, free album downloads and/or mixtapes. As more clips begin dropping it will all make sense later...
Funny Shit. Sad part is....this song goes harder than 90% of rappers today
Posted by DmackMasterice at 8:18 PM
"Here it is everyone! QuESt’s latest tape “How Thoughtful” which will act as a precursor to his next major project “The Reason: A Defense Mechanism”. The tape is hosted by none other than YesIamQuESt.com along with RubyHornet.com and the mixing is handled by Ruby Hornet’s own DJ RTC. Enjoy and please help spread the word, every ounce of help is appreciated!"
February 10, 2010
I was thinking bout the homie J-Dilla and decided to something to the classic Jaylib joint "The Official" while at the same time reppin where im from..peep it!
February 9, 2010
New track from Mickey which can also be found on FKi's latest mixtape Blue Steel 2.0
February 8, 2010
A little history via Blacktree.tv
Nas traded manager MC Serch for Steve Stoute, and began preparation for his second LP, It Was Written, consciously working towards a crossover-oriented sound. It Was Written, chiefly produced by Tone and Poke of Trackmasters, was released during the summer of 1996. Two singles, "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)" (featuring Lauryn Hill of The Fugees) and "Street Dreams", including a remix with R. Kelly were instant hits. These songs were promoted by big-budget music videos directed by Hype Williams, making Nas a common name among mainstream hip-hop.
February 7, 2010
Kweli kickin off a real freestyle. Emcees take notes.
(Not So) New EP from Ryan Perfect. This is a collection of tracks from Ryan Perfect from the Lyricist Lounge Sessions from 2001-2003. Songs he wrote when he was 15-17 years old. Production from Marley Marl, Needlz, DJ Khalil, and many more. Its a great 8 track EP, and you would be missing out not to check it out. Don't want to take my word for it? How about Kevin Nottingham's? They presented the tape.
1. Searching (Intro)
2. Searching (Produced by Needlz and Ryan Perfect)
3. Street Talk (Produced by Needlz)
4. Beautiful Dayz (Produced by M. Will The Shogun)
5. Audio Pictures (Produced by DJ Khalil)
6. Back to The Block (Produced By DJ Marley Marl)
7. Searching [Travel Vibe] (Featuring Nero)
8. Still Love NY (Produced by Minnesota)
February 5, 2010
01. Defying The Predictable
02. Ghetto Pt. 1
03. Motherland (feat. Spree Wilson)
04. Hip-Hop (Remix) (feat. Jadakiss & Saigon)
05. Stressful (feat. Cry$tyle aka The Ink)
06. All The Right Moves (feat. One Republic)
07. Hit ‘Em Wit The Shottie
08. I Can Be President
09. Here The Next
10. Ghetto Pt. 2
11. Fighters Freestyle
12. So Much More (feat. Papoose)
13. We Ain’t Trippin’
14. Stand Up
15. Like I Know
16. Duffle Bag Boy Freestyle (feat. Short Dawg)
17. Raindrops (feat. Slaughterhouse)
"Last night I caught Mos Def and Jay Electronica @ The Independent in San Francisco for a sold out benefit concert for the Haiti relief effort. Here , Mos talks to the crowed about the importance of getting behind Haiti and in the second clip he gets frustrated at a drunk fan who wont stop yelling for Exhibit B. Pretty funny stuff from Mos and it's dope to see him and Jay on stage."
February 4, 2010
Loving this track right now! The latest single to Kardi's upcoming album Mr.International
February 3, 2010
I can't believe i've been sleeping on this dude for this long now. Apparently this project from the Baltimore native dropped back in November, How i missed it i don't know. Very smooth project produced almost entirely by Mydus, this one is a must peep!
According to 810, “This mixtape is about an unwillingness to give up, when it feels like the whole world is against you. If you are a underdog then this is for you. I just wanted to keep it real.”
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@LennonCT comes back for with a uhhh....well A Beat Tape. Simple and straight to the point, the beats are stuff he did from 2008 to this very past week so you are really catching a history lesson on Lennon while listening to this jawn. Just in case you don't want to take my word for it, you can stream the whole tape below (Tell me Believe and Seasons dont go hard and I give up on blogging):
Shout outs to Cosmic Souls Collective for being dope producer, and Mick Digi for the dope cover art. Enjoy the music.
Invy Da Truth Prepares The Release of “Voltron” (Invy via Facebook)
As we enter a brand new decade of music, one artist in particular aims to catapult into the forefront of the Hip-Hop world. Invy Da Truth is a Chicago-based lyricist, who quite simply ticks every box, of every single Hip-Hop fan’s list that makes a great rapper. Confident in his own ability, Invy has built the groundwork over the past few years to ensure 2010 and onwards are set to be truly memorable.
2009 marked the release of Invy’s “Dro Flo” mixtape, a thirteen-track compilation of creative and hard-hitting music. Dro Flo was entirely produced by Chanes (Royce Da 5’9, Kurupt, Kid Vishis) and the pair seem to have formed a chemical bond which brings out the best in both of them. Fans who downloaded the mixtape citied Dro Flo as diverse, and “the breath of fresh air” that was required in the industry. Moving swiftly on, Invy Da Truth has completed his newest project called “Voltron”.
The concept for Voltron is simple. The mixtape features five main contributors (much like the 80’s television show) and when combined creates the formidable force that is Voltron. Each member possesses an individual talent, which is reflective in each of their respective tracks. However, rather than protecting the planet, Invy Da Truth aims to protect the Hip-Hop world from the abundance of reckless rapping, loss of vision, and lack of talent that is currently being promoted. All songs on Voltron were created in a strategic manner, so they coexist with the points to be proven on the project. This will show justice for artists who still regard music as an art, and give hope to those dismissed by the rap critiques of today’s world.
Voltron is without a doubt the best mixtape that Invy Da Truth has released to date, and will be available to fans in March. The first leaked single from the mixtape is called LAXinterlude, which can be downloaded for free. Both Invy and Voltron are entities that you can’t ignore, and you can be sure to hear Invy Da Truth amongst the masses very soon.