Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Bun B - Swang On Em feat Lupe Fiasco

Hellz yeah, new Bun B feat Lupe Fiasco. II Trill in stores next Tuesday.
  • Bun B feat Lupe Fiasco - II Trill (ysi) (zshare)
Bun B Space

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Snowgoons - This is Where The Fun Stops Feat. Reef The Lost Cauze (video)

Video For Snowgoons "This is Where The Fun Stops Featuring Reef The Lost Cauze" Off Of "Black Snow" Coming June 24th.

Pick up Reef's Long Live the Cauze Vol. II now.

Previous collaboration Snowgoons - Never feat Reef

Snowgoons, Reef the Lost Cauze

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Monday, May 12, 2008

G Unit - I Like the Way She Do It (video)

Really enjoy this song, nothing new but the beat is killer. I usually like Yayo but his verse is just terrible. Terminate On Sight out July 1.

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Friday, May 09, 2008

Oh noes! 2008 Philly BBoy BBQ Cancelled

The 2008 Philly BBoy BBQ has been canceled due to too much vandalism.
We received some sad news earlier this week that the B-Boy BBQ is going on a short hiatus and will NOT be happening this year. So yes, it is canceled! Mainly due to the uncontrollable amounts of vandalism that was occurring in the playground and to the surrounding neighborhood area. We will keep you up to date about a new venue as soon as we & the organizers find one.

Hmm, so does that mean it was canceled due to graffiti?

Head over 215HipHop to see pictures from years past.

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Throwback Fridays - It's Like That

Run DMC vs Jason Nevins - It's Like That.

One of my first records.

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

New Mickey Factz video and track

Mickey freestylin to a Precize beat with shout outs to Different Kitchen and Nah Right.

From Mickey
2nd week of Volume 2 and I have a crazy track right here. Competition at its best. When you put 6 lyricists in 1 room and throw a beat on, there's no telling what might happen. And this is no different to that statement. This track was very competitive in the sense that people re-wrote verses, some of us took inside shots at each other, we even told one dude his verse was straight garbage. All in all, its up to the people to decide who had the standout swag, best flow and illest verse. So once again, I present to the people: Jumanji!
Mickey Factz - Jumanji feat Nakim, Nymesis, Charlie Clips, Smoke Dza, Curtains

Mickey Space, GFC Blog

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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Buckshot, Reef, Too Tuff: Thursday at Polaris

Hip hop will definitely be in the building this Thursday at Club Polaris (aka Starlight Ballroom at 9th and Spring Garden). Buckshot of Black Moon / Boot Camp Clik is headlining with Reef the Lost Cauze and DJ Too Tuff of the Tuff Crew on the wheels of steel. Also performing Godhead The General, Magnum O, MAGr, and Ethel Cee. Strictly 21+. Presented by Center Stage and Thor Takeover.

Advanced tickets are $15 and $20 at the door. Get them now at Brown Paper Tickets.

Bonus: Mind tricks the body, How many MC's must get dissed?

I was going to just post the link but I forgot how great this song was.

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DJ Qbert - Sneak Attack (video) airs two animated shorts this episode. Part 1 features Syd Garron's animations set to Qbert's Sneak Attack.
"Next, an animation based on work by illustrator Jon Burgerman for his forthcoming book Pens are my Friends, produced by Jason Arber and Wyld Stallyons."

Download the video via the menu link.

Animation on

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Friday, May 02, 2008

Soulja Boy - iDance (video)

I lean, I rock, I jig, I youuua, I snap, I pop and then iYouTube.

Man, that crank dat shit ole. We don't superman no mo, we iTune that ho.

So many great quotables.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Roots Live on Letterman with Chrisetter Michelle and Wale

Monday, April 28, 2008

Mickey Factz - Rockin and Rollin feat Cool Kids (video)

Mickey Factz, Cool Kids

Update: According to Different Kitchen, Mickey is upset that the video leaked!

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Money Folders III Tonight

Tonight, hip hop is in the building at the 69th street lounge (relocated from the Arts Garage). Money Folders III features 5 of your favorite MC's including Reef the Lost Cauze, Nico the Beast, Blessa, Illit and Digs Darklighter. Its also the release party for Reef's Long Live the Cauze Vol II and Nico's No Beast So Fierce. On the wheels of steel No Phrillz, Rest & Big Jim Redz. Due to the venue move, it's strictly a 21+ affair. It's $7 admission and ladies are free before 11. Dom dropped a couple bonus joints on me so enjoy
Watch the video for Money Folders II.

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Throwback Fridays - Stakes Is High

You know them stakes is high.

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Rock the Bells 2008 in Philly!

Rock the Bells 2008 is making a stop in Philly this year on August 3rd! Tickets go on sale May 17th at 10AM. Price and venue have not yet been released but the local acts have:


Surprisingly enough even though Spank Rock and Santogold are both on the bill, they will not be playing in Philly. Meanwhile, the Pharcyde have reunited, with all four members playing at all festival dates. Read an exclusive Q&A at Fader in their latest issue with Boosie.

Meanwhile Noz over at XXL seems to be not happy about the Cool Kids invasion. Though Emynd summed it up nicely "I guess hipster rap really is the new backpack rap isnt it?"

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tonight: Ill Makaniks at the Barbary

Tonight hip hop invades the Barbary with Sat One of Skratch Makaniks and Skipmode of Illvibe on the wheels of Steel.

Email 215HipHop to get on the free guestlist before 11.

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New Roots: Rising Up and Criminal

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Prodigy - Dirty New Yorker (video)

Bun B - That's Gangsta feat Sean Kingston

Off Of II Trill Dropping May 20th! Directed By Mr. Boomtown.

Bonus remix by the Amps (spotted at Different Kitchen)

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Black Deniro - Supaman

B-Dot - V.I.P. (Pretty Girls) Feat Gillie Da Kid & Peedi Crakk (video)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Kidz in the Hall - Driving Down the Block

I'm really feeling this song. A fun banger to roll through summer with the windows down sort of track. Sadly nothing else I've heard is anything like this at all. This reminds me of fellow Chicagoans Cool Kids - Black Mags (peddlin down the block...).

  • Kidz in the Hall - Driving Down the Block (zshare) (ysi)

Catch Kidz in the Hall on tour in Philly May 9th with Dizzee Rascal, El-P and more at the First Unitarian Church. Tickets are $15 and you can pick them up at Ticketweb and Relapse Records (608 S. 4th). More info at

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B.o.B. - Haterz Everywhere feat Rich Boy

When this song was first making the rounds (over a year ago?) it was a Wes Fif song feat B.o.B. now its B.o.B. feat Rich Boy and no Wes Fif. Still a great song though even better now with Rich Boy.


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Friday, April 18, 2008

Throwback Fridays - Slow Motion

Slow Motion for me. I like it like that.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Playaz Circle - Paper Chaser feat Phonte / We Workin (video)

Video For Playaz Circle "Paper Chaser Featuring Phonte" and "We Workin" off of Supply & Demand In Stores Now!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Wu-Tang Clan - Heart Gently Weeps (video)

Heart Gently Weeps from 8 Diagrams feat Erykah Badu.

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Jay Z and Bun B in Houston

Wow, I just got goosebumps. RIP.

Spotted over at HoustonSoReal

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Monday, April 14, 2008

The Roots - Birthday Girl (video)

Official video for the single that got dumped from the US release: Birthday Girl feat Patrick Stump. The video is sans The Roots but it features porn star Sasha Grey. The Roots stop by The Colbert Report tomorrow at Annenberg theater. Tickets are all sold out but you can wait in line starting at 10 am, to see if there are extras (doubtful). Last night, the Roots participated in A Night of Too Many Stars with Comedy Central to raise money for children with Autism. Today they linked up with Rik Cordero again to shoot the video for Rising Up and we'll post it as soon as it's released.

Unofficial video of Birthday Girl

Rising Down out April 29th, pre order now with or without a t-shirt.

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Three 6 Mafia - I’d Rather feat DJ Unk(video)

New video for I'd Rather featuring DJ Unk off of Last 2 Walk out June 24th.

Triple Six dot com (caution, way too much flash)

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Cassidy - Umma Tru G

New Cassidy track over Rocko's Umma Do Me. B.A.R.S out now


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Monday, April 07, 2008

Failed Ideas In Hop Hop 2

Failed Ideas in Hip-Hop 2 from jeff on Vimeo.
From Its the Real. I've found them to be hit or miss but this one was good.


Friday, April 04, 2008

Black Thought and Malik B. Freestyle from '94

New old heat from Black Thought and Malik B. from 1994.
Originally the last track on Rising Down (couldn’t be cleared because we did not know who the DJ was). Recorded in 1994 at WPPW radio station, peep how young Black Thought sounds.
Download the freestyle.

Download a live version of 75 bars and check a youtube of roots freestylin with Quest and Consequence here.

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Young Envy - I Like Her

Another new track from Atlanta, this time from 18 year old Young Envy. Envy appears to be the next to blow up out of Atlanta with what appears to be an imminent deal with So So Def. Full details will be announced this Saturday on SoSo Def Radio with Jermain Dupri. Not content to just rap, he also owns a club in Atlanta with 2smuv entertainment as well as Envy Jeans clothing. Expect big things from the kid in '08.
Young Envy on MySpace

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J Rizzle - Hello feat Spyder

New A town banger from J Rizzle - Hello featuring Spyder. I absolutely love this song. Almost has a trance hop feel with a real heavy synth minimal beat. First two verses are by my favorite although the third is growing on me. Compared to the other 4 songs on his MySpace this is such a departure and a good one at that. Sit So High has potential, as long as you can get through the first grating verse, the second is better and the third is much better.
J Rizzle on MySpace

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Throwback Fridays - Passing Me By

Pharcyde - Passing Me By.

QD3 presents Rewind, a look at classic videos with commentary from Fatlip of Pharcyde. Link

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The Roots - In the Music (video)

The Roots - In the Music
"A Video Comprised Of Live Clips From Tour For "In The Music" Off "Game Theory." Made by The Roots' Lighting Director."

Rising Down out April 29th.

Bonus: Rising Down NY Jam Session, Jam session at The Studio here in philly last week

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Kanye West - Homecoming (video) and Glow in the Dark Tour Update

Here's the video for Kanye's Homecoming.

Meanwhile, Kanye is planning his show for the Glow in the Dark Tour and posting preview pics of the stage and his hologram girls.
People expect me to come with innovative stuff... I'm sure a lot of people expect some neon, lower east side, post everybody dressing like the 80's stuff or maybe the light up jacket from the Grammies, perhaps the robot girl and light spectacle they saw on Youtube from the European run. My friends..... NONE OF THE ABOVE!!! AN ENTIRELY NEW DESIGNED SET!!! ROBOT DESIGNED BY ACCLAIMED ARTIST CHRISTIAN COLON, CREATURE'S BY THE LEGENDARY JIM HENSON'S CREATURE SHOP, LIGHTING BY MARTIN PHILLIPS AND JOHN McGUIRE RESPONSIBLE FOR LAST YEARS FESTIVAL ANNIHILATOR, DAFT PUNK'S PYRAMID, POSSIBLY THE GREATEST LIGHT SHOW OF ALL TIME!! THANKS 2 PAUL, THOMAS AND GUYMAN FOR THE HOOK UP. SIDEBAR, MY SET DOES NOT HAVE A PYRAMID IN IT OR ANYWAY FEEL LIKE A BITE OF DAFT'S SHOW. WE'VE GOT HOLOGRAMS SHOT BY HYPE WILLIAMS!!!
Pics of the stage, hologram girls (kind of sort of NSFW)

Glow in the Dark Tour stops in Philly May 17th at the old Tweeter Center. Tickets run from 34.50 to $100. Buy them from Ticketmaster.

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Throwback Fridays - Keep Ya Head Up

2Pac - Keep Ya Head Up.

In honor of the "breakthrough" story of how Pac got shot in NY and then the inevitable discredit of the source.

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Big Boi - Royal Flush feat Andre 3000 and Raekwon

First single off Big Boi's new album Sir Lucious Left Foot. 3 Stacks please rap more, like a lot more.

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The Rub - History of Hip Hop Rap Up

The Rub has just rapped up their History of Hip Hop series with Volume 21, ending in 1999. Be sure to download the whole series if you haven't already. If you've noticed Brooklyn Radio has been having some problems, Imeyer at is hosting the '90s. So many quality tracks. Did you notice anything they left out? Leave it in the comments.
The Rub History of Hip Hop: The 90's

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Throwback Fridays - Check Yo Self

Ice Cube - Check Yo Self.

So wish I saw Cube at SXSW, too bad had setup for the Flamin Hotz jumpoff.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

50 Cent - Fat Joe's Funeral

"Result's are in...scanned at 46K...Which is actually terrible." LOL. 50 is on his e-thug. Strait killin it.

Meanwhile Buck says he never received a royalty check.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Lupe Fiasco - Hip Hop Saved My Life feat Nikki Jean

Lupe with an amazing track and Nikki Jean from Nouveau Riche on the chorus. Its set in Houston and features cameos from Bun B, Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Willie D and more. The Cool out now.

Download from Amazon: Hip-Hop Saved My Life (feat. Nikki Jean) (Amended Album Version)

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Saturday: 215HipHop presents Beats & Rhymes

This Saturday presents Beats & Rhymes at the Khyber. This installments competitors include Street Orchestra, Fatnice, DJ Lil Dave and Dot.Matic. Live performance and hosted by Carlito Attack and Mighty Flipside ESQ with DJ Ultraviolet on the wheels of steel.


Buy Tickets, More Info

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Roots - Birthday Girl

Not my favorite song. By the way recognize anyone?

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Friday, March 07, 2008

The Roots Ft. Dice Raw, Peedi Crakk & DJ Jazzy Jeff - Get Busy (video)

The Roots Ft. Dice Raw, Peedi Crakk & DJ Jazzy Jeff - Get Busy. Rising Down is scheduled to be released April 29th.

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Throwback Fridays - 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted

Snoop and 2Pac - 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted, full video. Not sure if I've ever seen the beginning of this.

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

G-Unit - Rider Part 2

Fiddy using a vocoder on the hook? Huh? Young Buck is back! If you haven't been following, Papoose now has beef with Fat Joe and of course Fiddy is eating it up. Therefore G-Unit is dropping Elephant in the sand as a free download over at the same day Fat Joe's Elephant in the Room, March 11th. Whole bunch of other drama popped off with Papoose lately as well with Max B and some other ish. Its getting hectic. New York rappers trying to bring it back. I mean, doesn't this just help Fat Joe? Free publicity?

Download song (via 2DopeBoyz)

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Snoop Dogg - Never Hafta Worry (video)

Brand new single from Snoop Dogg - Never Hafta Worry. A retrospective little jam about Big Snoop's 15 years in the game. I'm feeling Snoop's portion, kind of iffy on the chorus. Directed by Rik Cordero who also just did Roots - 75 Bars. Have you seen XXL? Apparently he has ghostwriters, including for Sensual Seduction.

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Monday, March 03, 2008

Prodigy - The Life (video)

Prodigy - The Life off of his upcoming album HNIC 2. NahRight has the album artwork. I'm with eskay on it, WTF but I am not going to question P's trend setting.

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Del the Funky Homosapien - Workin It (video)

Brand new video from Del the Funky Homosapien entitled "Workin It". 11th Hour drops on Def Jux on March 11th.

Bonus track from 11th Hours via The Lab, a new hip hop show on mtvU that also offers up free downloads.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Princess - Pretty Rave Girl

Trance hop is so big right now.

UPDATE: This track would have been so crucial in like '99. I could have ended so many mixtapes with this track and I would have so much raver pr0n, that yall would be bugging right now. For real, this goes out to Jubilee, the trillest pretty raver girl I know. I see you boo!

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a throwback on thursday

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G-Unit - Good To Me (video)

Wow, so much better than the last video. However, Fiddy make time for Buck, whether its "scheduling conflicts" or whatever. Oh and damn, Fiddy got this youtube video mix thing down, mix in some new shots and whole bunch from old movies. Get that paper.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Pete Rock - Til I Retire / Best Believe ft. Redman (video)

Video For Pete Rock 'Till I Retire / Best Believe' Featuring Redman Off Of 'NY's Finest' Album Out Now.

Directed By Rik Cordero.

Download Best Believe, Listen to the whole album on Pete Rock's MySpace

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Chalfant to Discuss Hip Hop and Graffiti

Well known author and film maker Henry Chalfant, most noted for documenting New York City graffiti in the 1970's and 1980's, will visit Drexel's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design to discuss graffiti photography and hip-hop culture. One of the foremost authorities on New York subway art, he has published articles and lectured extensively on this and other aspects of urban youth culture. Henry's work is well documented in books such as Subway Art (with Martha Cooper) and Spray Can Art and in films: Style Wars (1984), and the recently released From Mamba to Hip-Hop; A South Bronx Tale, a film that presents the evolution of dance in Latino communities in the South Bronx.

This Event is FREE and open to the public.

Join Henry on Tuesday, February 19 at 8:00
Location: Tuesday, February 19 at 8:00 PM in the Screening Room (028 University Crossings, 3175 JFK Blvd.

More Info

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Monday, February 18, 2008

Dre Day

Happy 43rd birthday Andre Young. Its Dre day and everybody celebrating. Please, please can we have Detox this year?

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Jay Z & Mary J Blige Tix On Sale Tomorrow

Jay Z and Mary J Blige performing full solo sets and together at the Wachovia Sunday March 30th. Tickets go on sale at 10 am tomorrow.

Flash invite and link to purchase tickets.

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Throwback Fridays - Baby Got Back

This goes out to all the Brasileiras. Oh how I miss thee...

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Consequence - Feel This Way feat John Legend

Consequence - Feel This Way Feat John Legend

Cons' fifth single off of Don't Quit Your Day Job. I still haven't listened to the whole album but there isn't a single that I haven't liked yet. Favorite line:
"I got a formula I use called XYZ
She was supposed to be my ex
And I kept saying why?
Til I pull up in that Z and just drive by"

Watch the other 4 singles here

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Kanyeezy Videos

Thursday, January 31, 2008

7 Years of The Bodyrock

The 7 year anniversary is February 29th at the M Room with King Britt.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Skillz - Crazy World

Skillz is expected to drop Million Dollar Backpack in early Spring.

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Throwback Fridays - T.R.O.Y.

Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth - T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You) Classic hip hop from early 92.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Soulja Boy on CNN

Dayum son! 17 years old and he has the most digital downloads ever. 127K downloads just last week??? Also, watching this was kind of painful, they're just so awkward.


Friday, January 11, 2008

Gillie Da Kid - Get Down on the Ground (video)

I love this track so much. I think its mostly the hook. Gillie's flow is nice though. All around banger. DJ's please play this if you play any rap music at all. What up Germantown? I see you. So is Gillie the King of Philly? Beanie doesn't want it. Cassidy asks "How is Gillie the King when he don't even have a single out? Gillie gets a little mad and runs up in Cassidys old neighborhood. Cassidy kills it in this King of Philly freestyle though (quality could be better though).

Holla at the Ghetto Report DVD

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Throwback Fridays - Shimmy Shimmy Ya

Ooh baby I like it raw. Keepin it dirty down to the floor. Rest In Peace Ol Dirty aka Dirt McGirt aka the Osiris aka ODB aka Big Baby Jesus.

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Soulja Boy ft. Arab - Yahh

I love this song so much. I was listening to it on repeat for awhile. Then I was hanging out with Casi and Seg and started screaming it at them and they were like WTF??!!?? So we had to listen to it on repeat and then dance around in pink bunny feet...

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Seel Fresh - Drinkalot

Look I'm posting hip hop! Seel Fresh is out of Chicago and became an all city graf all star before focusing on his music. The video was directed by Nick Castle and Austin Griffith and edited by Brazilionaire, who was the editor for Chicago hip hop duo Dude N’ Nem’s hit video “Watch My Feet”. Be sure to check out the video for "Nickel Pimp" as well. Both of which are on Trife Life which you can pick up from

Download the video, Seel Fresh Space

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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Philly 2008 We Da Best

Philly We Da Best. Emynd, Bo Bliz, Dan teh Mutherfucking Swede, Beanie, Peedie, and Freeway. Arts Garage will never be the same again.

Update: Image courtesy of TonsOGuns. Photo (and more) courtesy of Ian Meyer.

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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Scratching and Surviving feat Freeway and Beanie Sigel

Friday, December 28, 2007

Guns n Bombs and Hip Hop

Mad Pussy this Saturday. Guns n Bombs, straight blog house in the basement. Watch a live performance here. Now on the main floor, its Black Thought, from the legendary Roots crew, Dice Raw from Nouveau Riche and Brendan Bring'em. It's all for the birthday party of Bad Boy Record's Kwasi Asare and the Philly debut of his artist Blitz the Ambassador.

Guestlist for $5

Bonus: Blitz The Ambassador - Hands of Time

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Beanie Sigel Films Anti Violence PSA

Jeru the Damaja with DJ Too Tuff

Advanced Warning: Centerstage Promotions presents Jeru the Damaja with DJ Too Tuff and DJ Tat Money at the Tritone and hosted by Cee Know the Doodlebug of the Grammy award winning Digable Planets!!!. Holla. Scientifical Madness for real for real. Advanced tickets are only $13 and $20 at the door. Feb 1st seems like a long way away, but it's only like a month away. Pick up tickets at BrownPaperTickets.

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Friday, December 14, 2007

Throwback Fridays - G Thang

Its like this and like that and like this. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg - Nuthin' But A G Thang

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Kinfolk Kia Shine - WOW

I really want to hate on this. A lot. I mean it's Krispy just not quite as good. But I can't quite get it out of my head. I want to be in the club at like 1:29 and do that WOW thing or maybe do it in the middle of a meeting at work. If only I could get the cartoon effects popping off I totally would. Also you can't touch my "Tech Game".

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Spank Rock and Benny Blanco are: Bangers and Cash feat. Amanda Blank - Loose (video very NSFW)

Where as all yall were hoping to see booties in B.O.O.T.A.Y. and it was entirely too wholesome, the gang made up for it with this one. Favorite comment so far "wow,i've never seen a porn music video this is amazing." Think Spank Rock invading a porn shoot and rapping with lots of champagne. Couple friends stop by including Brendan Bring'em, Rose from Sweatheart and Dirty South Joe. In the immortal words of Amanda Blank "These bitches is nasssttyy."

UPDATE: Imeem pulled the video down, but its up on youtube, probably not for long.

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Cool Hand Lex - The Pimp is Finally Free

Got this tribute mix from Cool Hand Lex in the mail.
I wanted to hit you with this Pimp C tribute I mixed live earlier this week. The song selections are based off my favorite Pimp verses. I saved the tricks for other mixes; this is just a sampling of Texas flavor from the late pioneer. Check out the end where I edited some interview snippets that I think really capture what the dude was about.
Download Cool Hand Lex - The Pimp is Finally Free (track list)

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Prodigy - ABC

Video For Prodigy 'ABC' Off Of 'H.N.I.C. II' Coming Soon

Here's yet another freaky video. This should have came out around Halloween. If you're squeamish at all hit pause at 4:23 or so.

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Master P - Gutta Time

Here's a video for Master P (and friends) - Gutta Time. Um, yeah.

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

UGK - The Game Belongs to Me

I'm just going to keep posting videos. This is one of my favorite songs off the one of the best albums of the year. Be Free Pimp C.

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UGK - Tell Me Something Good

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Its Wu-esday - Barrel Brothers

Above, see Toney Siegel aka Ghostface Killah and Beanie Sigel ft Styles P - Barrel Brothers off the Big Doe Rehab out today. Not to mention 8 Diagrams out today and that new Styles P. Out next week is Beanie Sigel's Solution. Got to get 'em in for the holiday season.

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Friday, November 30, 2007

DJ Jon Doe - Itch FM 11/27/07

Jon Doe out of ATL with another mix on Itch FM from 11/27/07. A little bit of everything for the hip hop heads. Starts out with Freeway, some Lil Brother, "Cormega, Guilty Simpson, Marco Polo and Talib Kweli." (via Spine Magazine)

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Throwback Fridays - Good Day

This album is one of favorite albums of all time. I just pulled it out and started listening to it again. So good. How did Cube go from this to Are We There Yet???????

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Snoop Dogg - Sensual Seduction

Tom Jonze posted this when it was Sexual Eruption and was hating on it. Watching this video completely erases the slight hesitation I had when I listened to it. This is still Snoop at his finest. This is such an incredible video. It is bringing back so many great songs like I Need a Freak, every Rick James song, some Isaac Hayes, classic Prince and more. Do you Snoop. Do you.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Redman 11/30 at the Troc

Funk Doctor Spock will be at the Troc this Friday. Stop by Pedestrian, 252 South Street, today and pick up half price tickets.

Pedestrian (Thanks, Young Harrison)

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Busta Rhymes & Dilla - Step Up

New mixtape coming from Mick Boogie featuring Busta Rhymes over J Dilla production. Check the first single "Step Up". Pick up Dillagence this Tuesday at
Bonus: Download the Mick Boogie - Lebron 5 mixtape featuring Jay Z, Kanyeezy, Nas, 50, Lil Wayne, Wale and more. Get it here or here.,

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Throwback Fridays - All I Need

No frontin.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Freeway - It's Over

Remember this track? Its the one with jabs at Kanye and Just Blaze. Or not.

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Freeway - Still Got Love

Free At Last out today!

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Freeway - Lights Get Low

Free At Last is out today. Go buy that for real.

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Throwback Fridays - Chessboxin

The Wu post I did yesterday got me digging out 36 Chambers. Also anyone have that computer game back in the day where they would actually fight when you took a piece? I think it was called Battle Chess or something like that? I loved that, I wonder if there is a newer version.

UPDATE: I found it! I'm going to download this now.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Dexterous Or Crafty In The Use Of Words

Cunninlynguists is not only a sexual innuendo but a really dope southern Hip Hop group. They have evolved from playful childish wordy tricksters to certifiable southern soulful artists. Deacon the Villain and Natti handle the MCin and touch on heartfelt topics well-suited to the Kno's emotional production style.
They got a new album coming out called Dirty Acres (you can pre-order it here with the instrumentals included.)
Check out a tune featuring ever-entertaining Devin The Dude on their myspace page
Download their tune "Mexico" below.
Cunninlynguists - Mexico featuring Club Dub

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RZA Breaks Down Kung Fu Samples

Wired has an interview with the RZA as he breaks down which movies he sampled for each song's kung fu elements. Also, if you haven't picked up The Wu-Tang Manual: Enter the 36 Chambers, Volume One and you are into the Wu at all, you need to stop what you're doing and go buy it now. Seriously, Casi G has it and I started reading it and I was completely floored. I felt like it was 1997 all over again listening to "It's Yours" after getting the double album for Christmas or 1993 and watching the Wu video for the first time all bug eyed being like WTF is this??? Wu Fans you ready for December 4th? Eight Diagrams and the Ghostface album Big Doe Rehab. I can't figure out whether that is incredible or a terrible marketing move. If you can't get enough RZA watch RZA gets schooled in chess by a 16 year old.

Wired Interview, Download full interview

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

What is this I SEE?

IAMISEE is Philly based MC I slept on at first but something inside me drug me to peep his new song "Danger Stranger." His flow and voice are a cross between MF Doom and Aesop Rock with some throwback MC Hammer stylings. Ok not so much on the MC Hammer. Shit is still fire.
Legend has it he does a lot of his own production too. Double threat guy!

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Friday, November 09, 2007

Throwback Fridays - Ruff Ryders Anthem

This is technically from 9 years ago but its DMX and Throwback Fridays was inspired by DMX. Also, Jay Z vs DMX. X come out of retirement, put out a remix or something. Get Swizzy to get you on a remix, you made his career.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Camron - Public Enemy #1

Its here. Download it now. (via NahRight natch)

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Jay Z - Roc Boys (And the Winner is) Video

Oh snap. The intro track is awesome as well, Brooklyn with Weezy F. It looks like they're shooting footage for the movie inspired by the album inspired by the movie.

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Friday, November 02, 2007

G Unit - Feel Good

Why Fiddy? Why? Why is this the first single? Also, matching aquamarine?????

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A list of best live hip hop acts.....

would no doubt have to include Lyrics Born. Lyrics Born, birth name Tom Shimura, is so good live he's one of few MCs to successfully release a live hip hop album. Rolling Stone gave it 3.5 stars and Amazon reports it at 4 stars.

Check his myspace page and check out the killer "Pack Up Remix" featuring Evidence from Dilated Peoples and the one and only KRS-One.

World Cafe Live (one of, if not THE, best live places to hear music in philthy philthy, will be hosting Lyrics Born Saturday, November 3rd 2007. You can get tix here. He will most likely be touring with a live band on some live music realness. And he'll no doubt have his BEAUTIFUL wife Joyo Velarde doing back up vocals.

if you skip just a lil into this video so that fuzzy crap sounds die out you can hear a pretty good montage of his jams....and note his killah charismatic flow. miss this at ya own risk.

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