Thursday, March 31, 2011

Domo Genesis & Hodgy Beats - Tang Golf

   Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis - Tang Golf by frontpsych
Am I completely on the OFWGKTA bandwagon?  No.
If it's dope, it's dope...and this one is dope.  Have some.

More important:  If you're over 21 and ever used the phrase "...before it was cool" in reference to Odd Future, I need you to sit down and shut up.  It's the internet age for fuck sake.  You weren't the first.  You didn't "break" anything.  No one is handing out cookies for being the first adult to hop on a kids' scene, buddy.

EAR PWR- Baby Houses



   EAR PWR "Baby Houses" by carparkrecords

EAR PWR...
From NC.  All I got.  But sometimes a photo and a jam tell you everything you need to know...and often like 16% more that you need to know, but the technology to un-know what you know remains unknown*

*Of course, not un-know by technological means, just unknown in the conventional sense.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dirty Ghosts - Shout It In


Wooooow.  This is magic.
Today has been a hell of a day for music, but this is the gem.
Why have I not heard of Dirty Ghosts until 15min ago?  Are they new?  Am I late?  Am I early?  If I'm early, is there some kind of reward?

As it that wasn't good enough...get summa this RIDICULOUSLY NASTY Aesop Rock remix in your face:
Dirty Ghosts - Shout It In (Aesop Rock Remix) by dirtyghosts

Oh shit.  That's . . .ill.
Damn.
I can't form whole sentences after that.

Wait, wait, wait...get on this:
   Dirty Ghosts by Mixtape Music Ltd.

My jaw is on the floor right now.  This is so dope.  I NEED everything they've ever recorded in my grimey hands right now.

Gold Panda - I Suppose I Should Say 'Thanks' Or Some Shit

   Gold Panda - I Suppose I Should Say 'Thanks' Or Some Shit by mozz74

Lovely.
This is that moment when I ask myself why I don't own any Gold Panda music.
I don't know what this means...but this song sounds like it should be in a Sundance movie starring John C. Reilly.

Planningtorock - Doorway


DOORWAY

PLANNINGTOROCK | Myspace Music Videos


I'm not sure what this is...but I like it.  The song feels like being walked down a dark hallway.  The whole time, you're waiting for something to jump out...WILL IT?! ::Vincent Price crazy eyes::

Alright, you know I can't hear one jam from someone new and not go digging, so let's see where this goes:
   Planningtorock by gorillablog

My god.  The people at DFA have done it again.  I hope their talent scouts are well paid, because they do the business.

Koncept & Tranzformer ft. Jefferson Price - Change



I'd tell you something about the artists, but i'onno jack.
What I do know is that seeing all that snow again got me a little angry right now.  DONE with this winter shit, for real.  It's time for some lemonade, son!

LEMONADE!!!

SebastiAn - Embody (Kavinsky Remix)

   SebastiAn - Embody (Kavinsky Remix) by PaulGuglielmi

VERY different vibe than the origi, but dope in its own right.
I'm gonna declare "Embody" to be unremixable.  The source material is too flawless.  Some edits jam, but a full-rework?  I'd be (happily) surprised if someone pulled that off.

Jean Grae ft. Styles P & Talib Kweli - R.I.P.

Jean Grae R.I.P from BLACKSMITH on Vimeo.

Fun Fact:  When I first saw tweets about this song, and saw "R.I.P. Jean Grae"...I had a slightly emotional 11 seconds before I realized that I may be partially illiterate and didn't read the whole thing (because 140 characters can be a burden sometimes)

Anyway...
This is the first single for Jean's Cookies or Comas album, which I presume will have Instant Classic status.

1982 (Termanology & Statik Selektah) ft. Mac Miller - '82-'92


We have rappers born in 19-90-fuckin-2.
I'm like 1000yrs old.
Good god.

I can't even enjoy this now!  Suddenly my hip hurts and I feel the need to see how my 401(k) is doing this quarter. 

1992.  I'm not even 30 yet, but SHIT!

Theophilus London - Why Even Try


This is the jam with either Tegan or Sara.  I don't remember.  And don't act like you know which is which, either.

I think Mr. London has juuuuust hit terminal underground velocity.  We're right at that backlash or stardom point.  Should be interesting.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Kills: Blood Pressures (Album Stream)


Exactly what I needed right now.  "Leather Jacket Music" ©Want to hear The Kills new album before the April 5 release, fuckin' titty balls ass right*, you do!

I'm very much looking forward to this rekkid.  I think it's gonna be for me what the Black Keys' album was in 2010.  Good times.  I'm about halfway thorugh, and this album sounds amazing.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR ALERT!!!

* I don't know.  I'm loopy right now.

Metronomy - The Look

Metronomy - The Look from lorenzo fonda on Vimeo.

Once again, I'm finding it difficult to comment on things as I struggle with the Chinese induced itis.

ScienZe ft. Sene - Main Attraction



Blu on them beats.
Really looking forward to this album.  ScienZe is on a roll.

Fonzworth Bentley ft. Faith Evans - Believe It

   "believe it" ft faith evans by Mr. Bentley

I.  Don't.  Care.  What.  Y'all.  Say.
I efphs with Fonzworth jams.  Feel free to hate alllllll you like.  You're just sleepin'.  You can't tell me this ain't good.  Stop lying to yourself.

Fonz is dropping a new mixtape, C.O.L.O.U.R.S., Apr 22, and i will be jamming the hell out of it.  Windows down without the slightest hint or irony.  Fonzworth!!

NECESSARY FLASHBACK: Fonzworth Bentley ft. Andre 3000, Kanye West & Sa-Ra - Everybody

Joe Budden ft. Emanny - Ayo

   Joe Budden Ft. Emanny - Ayo by ImFlashy

Unreleased joint.

HypeMen: Kanye Beats (Disc One)

Beat nerds, rejoice!!

“Last week I was stumbling through my garage, searching through old storage bins, when I came across some old beat CDs from my days as a signed Interscope rapper. I was shocked to find that two of them, both given to me in 2001, had the name Kanye West on them. These two beat CDs, now celebrating their 10 year anniversary and I believe the oldest Kanye beats ever released, are here for your enjoyment.

I think this collection of early Kanye beats shows you where he came from, even if it doesn’t necessarily sound like ‘Kanye’ now. He kept at it and became the incredible producer he is today. I remember he even had to leave the studio sessions early, so he could make the last train back to his mom’s house. He’s come a long way, and I’m proud to have been around, even if for just a second at the start.” - Jensen Karp of The Hypemen
 Have at it.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Danny Brown - Guitar Solo

DANNY BROWN 'Guitar Solo' from Stedfast Media on Vimeo.

I've seen Danny Brown in a few places, never really payed attention.  It's impossible for me to skip past a song called "Guitar Solo", so here we are.  Glad I checked it.

...and don't be fooled by the still image, its not that kind of video.

Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar - Raper Shit

   Ab-Soul & Kendrick Lamar - Rapper Shit (unreleased) prod. by Tommy Black by TopDawgENT

Dope.  This is the type of thing that made alot of people fans of these two in the first place.  Might just be me, but something's been missing from them lately.  This is crazy, though...but I refuse to use the phrase "went in".*


* So I make a rationalization and put it in quotes.  Ancient Babylonian blogger technique.

St. Joe Louis - Show For It

   St Joe Louis - Show For It by FauxFur&SoccerShirts

Newness from St. Joe Louis.
I'd give you some details if I had any, but I just saw this on Twitter a few minutes ago...and here we are.  Have some.

Onyx - Classic Terror



Yes...NEW Onyx.
I don't even know what to say.

Justice - Civilization (Full)

   Justice - Civilization by WATM Magazine
Here it is, ladies and gentlemen.  The complete first single from whatever it is Justice is about to release.  I won't lie...I'm not really feeling this.  Probably because my expectations are too high and I expected the first new song I heard from Justice to alter my DNA or something.

K.O.N.: Like It or Love It (Mixtape)



New mixtape from a really talented emcee that you should know...but the world sucks, so you don't.  Let's change that, shall we?

And since you're here, do yourself a HUGE favor and get KON's last album, Above the Clouds.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Yak Ballz - Youniverse

     Youniverse (Prod. by Yak Ballz) by yakballz

New self-produced joint from Yak.
Because I'm a stubborn ass, I'm not downloading any of these jams until I can get Gas Galaxy all in one package.  DEFIANCE!!

Kamei - Sugarland (LBCK mellowdisco rmx)

   Kamei - Sugarland (LBCK Mellowdisco Remix) by LBCK

Gettin' all kinds of Friday up in yo' mowf!!
This makes me want to drink.  But so does breathing, so whatever.
I don't even know the origi version, so gimmie a second to find it . . .
   Kamei - sugarland by mozzarellarecordings

Ohh.  Well then.  This is just as dope!
Wait...just found more remixes:
   KAMEI - SUGARLAND by mozzarellarecordings

Well I still don't know who/what a Kamei is, but consider yourselves followed on SoundCloud.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Freeway & Statik Selektah - The Flow


Remember that Statik Free EP from last year?
Well you should.  It was kinda crazy.
Enjoy some better late than never visuals.

Jeff The Brotherhood - Heavy Krishna



   Jeff the brotherhood - Heavy Krishna by artistadvocacy
Aw, snap!  I think we may have something here, folks.
I don't shit about these dudes, except they're from Nashville.
This song doesn't really go anywhere, but I love it.

The ILLZ - DE SIDERE


I'm just gonna go ahead and assume you downloaded the EP already.
You're smart people.  I trust your judgement.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Theophilus London - Century Girl



Remnant* from Lovers Holiday.  I like this better than alot of the jams that did make it.

*Sounds better than "leftover"

Quadron: Average Fruit Remixes EP

The original is definitely my favorite R&B jam of the last year and change.  So may great remixes have come out that Quadron decided to release a gang of them as an EP.  I'm not mad.  I don't know how I haven't been SoundCloud diggin' for remixes of this for months now, but it really is amazing how many GREAT re-works there are for "Average Fruit".

And I love when artists upload stems so you can hear the song in pieces.  Nothing better.  If nothing else, listen to the strings bit.  Incredible.  I may or may not be spending the next hour or so syncing up small pieces in different browser tabs.

The Narcicyst - Brass



Iraqi emcee, The Narcicyst, picks up on a key point that so many so-called "revolutionary" rappers miss:  If the beat don't knock...nooooo oooooone's listening.  Good shit.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

ScienZe - History (Play By Play)



Another good one, eh?
Ever realize that somebody has about 5 songs out that you like and you think to yourself "why don't I have the album"?  Yeah.  That's where I'm at with ScienZe.

Kooley High ft. Median - Somethin' Outta Nothin'


Kooley High never really got my attention before.  But this one works for me.  Probably because I'm already in June mentally and this track sounds like 83 degrees.  Regardless...enjoy.

TV On The Radio - Will Do



Preeeeetty sure the director is trying to tell you to stop being such a dingus, step away from the computer and go meet a real woman.  Or something like that.

You can't marry YouPorn, Johnny!!
(Except in Vermont)

SebastiAn - Embody (Cultass Remix) + (Caio Zini Unfinished Edit)

If you've had the misfortune of being anywhere near me in digital form over the past few days, then you know I think SebastiAn's new jam is the greatest thing since...that...other thing that was also very great.  I don't know.  The point is, I've been playing it in an endless loop for about 4 days now.  I love it.  Now some remixes are creeping out, and I will jam them shits with equal gusto.

   SebastiAn - Embody (Cutlass Remix) by Charles Cutlass

Dope!  Slowing it down makes the smoove even smoover.

   Sebastian - Embody (Caio Zini Unfinished Edit) by Caio Zini

I wish I had video of me picking up my own face at the 1:35 mark.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Zion I & The Grouch - Rockit Man



Off their Heroes in the Healing of a Nation, coming tomorrow.

Pusha T: Fear of God


Slow music weekend.  Slow music Monday.
But one of the most anticipated mixtapes in quite some time is here.
To be honest, the few songs that have leaked so far have been a bit dull to me.  Maybe I was expecting too much, but Pusha 2.0 seems to deliver the exact same verse the exact same way all the time these days.  Hopefully there's more here.  Get you some.

Friday, March 18, 2011


The season is here, y'all.!
I feel like talking shit.  Hit me on Twitter
Things get alot more soccerish over there.

SebastiAn - Embody


SebastiAn - Embody by edbangerrecords

This is great!  GREAT!  GREAT! GREAT!
Amazing track from SebastiAn, and the first sounds from his upcoming LP on Ed Banger.  The So-Me directed video is just as perfect as the song.  I want to give this jam a high five, but from what I understand of physics, that may not be possible?

UPDATE:  I've just listened to this for the 8th time straight.  This is magic.  But you gotta hear the non-video version.  The ending is different.  Can't miss it.  This is my JAM!
   SebastiAn - Embody by Niklaus

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Findlay Brown - Promised Land (Pilooski Remix)

My ears and general sensibilities are under the impression that today is Friday.
This isn't "new", but I just heard it for the first time while searching for anything new from Pilooski.  Not to shabby.  Very low levels of shab.

P.S. I don't know who Findlay Brown is either...BUT I do know his name sounds like the backup keeper on a 2nd division Irish soccer team, so there's that.

Oh Land x Yuksek x Twin Shadow Remixes

   Sun of a Gun (Yuksek Remix) by OhLand

   White Nights - Twin Shadow Remix by OhLand
I have no idea who/what Oh Land is...
but much better people than me do, and they've gone and remixed some jams.
I dig 'em.

Blu ft. Ms. Jack Davey - Everything's OK

   Blu - Everything'sOK (feat. Jack Davey) by sicxfeetdeep

Flying Lotus on the track.
There was no way that J*Davey and Blu could be on tour together and not release something, right?  Internets, prepare yourselves.  Blu fans are gonna hate this...unnecessarily.

QuESt - In My Defense


QuESt - In My Defense from UnkleLuc on Vimeo.

Regular People rap.

DJ (Jan Gunnar) Solli - March Promo Mix

   March Promo Mix By DJ SOLLI by Jan Gunnar Solli

Fresh mixery for your MLS First Kick drunkenings.
Solli housin' it out on this one.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The National - Conversation 16

The National

I remember The National.
The internet tried to force us all to love them once.  I guess they gave up. 
I like this though.  Enjoy the celeb cameos and whatnot.

FAUXSTRADAMUS' 2011 MLS Prediction Bonanza!!! (Part 1)

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the MLS season is about to begin*, so it is once again time to bless the masses with a fool-proof, 100% lock, never-failing season prediction.


You excited?
Damn right you're excited.

Let me make something ultra clear: My predictions WILL be correct.  Really, calling them "predictions" is almost unfair considering I have absolute truth, unquestionable logic and wisdom beyond my years to call upon.


EASTERN CONFERENCE:

1.  Red Bull New York - Rampant Frenchism.  Felonious English thuggery.  Norwegian Discofication.  Ancient Jamaican fornication secrets.  The pending "Odd Couple" spin off on the back line. The sheer will power of unwavering Estonian fan support.  An even less comprehensible Rooney brother.  The true mark of a brilliant team isn't actual talent, it's how many ridiculous story lines they can cook up for me to talk about during the season.  The fact that a Best XI from the rest of the East couldn't beat a 10-corpse team of extras from the "Thriller" video is an added bonus.  MVP: Geography

2.  Sporting Kansas City - The surprise team in the standings for 2011.  The bigger surprise will come in June when SKC change their name again, this time to Sporking Kansas City, to better reflect the community and rich maple history of Kansas City BBQ joint baked beans.  When asked for comment on why the change took place, new VP of Marketing, Sweetwater Jones will reply "Them shits is delicious".  MVP: Sweet Baby Ray

3.  Houston Dynamo - Wait...what?!
::10min of research::
Apparently, Houston is in the East now.  Really?  Regardless of their record or conference affiliation, the major story in Houston will be the advent of a plumbing system for the new stadium which uses Brian Ching's tears as its exclusive water supply.  Known to weep profusely when mocked by opposing fans, Brian's "ChingWater" will prove a bountiful reservoir.  Negotiations will begin to bring ChingWater to Qatar to solve the nation's hydration shortages ahead of the 2022 World Cup.  MVP: Male sensitivity

4.  DC United - The Charlie Davies...Davis?...Davids?...whatever...loan fails to bear much fruit as rust-bucket RFK Stadium collapses under the extra weight of the people who have either launched themselves up CD9's ass or built small vacation homes on his nuts in the last 2 years.  MVP: Tetanus vaccinations


5. Philadelphia Union  -The 2011 season will prove heartbreaking for the Philadelphia Union.  The campaign will derail for Phillthy just 5pts away from a playoff spot with 2 games remaining.  Unfortunate circumstance leads to the scheduling of a massive Star Wars convention in downtown Philly during the crucial final weekends of the season.  With PPL Park's River End attendance down 96%, the Union will find themselves unable to muster the strength needed to triumph.  MVP: Mom's minivan

6. Columbus Crew - After losing an astounding majority of their top talent in the offseason, most fans begin to refer to the once-proud franchise as "The Who?".  The talent purge will lead most teams to believe that the Columbus franchise was folding, and they will neglect to make travel arrangements for scheduled matches at Crew Stadium.  This will result in a record number of forfeits and the Crew vaulting up the standings despite fielding mostly local high school talent.  MVP: The element of surprise

7. Chicago Fire - Unimpressive season for the Fire.  In their never-ending quest to land a Mexican superstar, the Fire will sign Alejandro Bedoya and Jose Torres to long-term DP contracts.  When team official realize that the pair are American, they immediately terminate the deals, leaving Chicago with a depleted roster and outside of the playoffs.


8. New England Revolution - The Revs' hopes for a return to the playoffs are killed quickly, when Shalrie Joseph is tapped to replace Charlie Sheen on "Two and a Half Men".  Show producers note that other than Sheen himself, no one has thrown more reckless parties or appeared on more police reports in the last 3 months than Shalrie Joseph.

9.  Toronto FC - For 2011, TFC = Train Fuckin' Crash.  Not only does 'Ronto miss the playoffs again, but this is also the year that the free ride to Champions League ends.  Dewayne DeRosario will renounce his Canadian citizenship until his salary demands are met.  In response, the barbarian ogres that occupy BMO Field will eat one player alive per day until his return.

Stay tuned for Part 2: Western Conference whenever the hell I get around to it (if ever).





*It began last night.  I know this.  I do things on my own time, dammit.  Don't rush me.

Lady Gaga - Born This Way (Twin Shadow Remix)


::Shocked Face::

This doesn't suck!  I'm stunned.  Twin Shadow, you done done it.  Finally a Gaga remix that my girl can jam in the car without me threatening to pull over.

This is almost up there on the "How the hell is this good?" meter with DJ Mehdi's Katy Perry remix.  But nothing is ever gonna top that for shock value.

Burial, Four Tet & Thom Yorke - Mirror / Ego

   Four Tet/ Thom Yorke & Burial - Mirror by barbadetres

   Thom Yorke, Burial, Four Tet - Ego by GiŠ¾
Wow.  I wish we had some kind of warning for this!
Be warned, these are radio rips.

I'm sure there's a delightful backstory to how all these folks got together for the EP they're about to release together...but I don't care right now.  Too busy feelin' the jams.  Details come when they come.

MED ft. Talib Kweli - Classic



Smoove like eggs.
Cognac Music.

Pharoahe Monche ft. Jean Grae & Royce Da 5'9" - Assassins


Is it possible to have too much talent on one jam?
No...why would you ask me that?

Bars for days on this.  Seems like it's slightly unfair to listen to this album as individual songs.  Hopefully I can finally hear it in one siting tonight.

Jay Electronica - Prelude to a Freestyle

prelude to a freestyle. from Jay Electronica on Vimeo.

Not a huge fan of "freestyles" over other's people's beats*, but exceptions must be made.  This is...quietly aggressive.  Jay Electronica has never been shy, but as time goes on, they lyrics seem to be alot sharper.  That album better be dope...you know what Hip-Hop does best: Build you up so we can laugh while you fall.

* I used to love them shits, but they've been SO common and awful in the last few years.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Oddisee & Toine - Different Now


Oddisee feat. Toine of DTMD - Different Now from Oddisee Music on Vimeo.

Starting off the day with Oddisee is a good omen.
I expect a bountiful harvest of jam on this day!

Because keeping up with Oddisee projects is damn near impossible, I'll tell you that this appears on Mello Music Group's Helpless Dreamer compilation.

Efph it...here's the whole thing:

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dela ft. Blu - WhatUWanna

   Dela & Blu - WhatUWanna by wedrinkwater

Blu doin Blu-like things.
Off producer Dela's upcoming Translation Lost

Sir Michael Rocks: The Rock Report

New mixtape from the Cool Kid.
No idea it was coming.  Have some.

Jean Grae ft. Styles P & Talib Kweli - R.I.P.



3 new Jean Grae jams in less than a week?!
Have I died and everyone is neglecting to tell me?  If so...very clever, jerks.  I came to work and everything.

Mos Def - World Premiere (Live)


The Mighty Mos world premieres "World Premiere" with a live session on Fuel TV.  No clue where this jam is supposed to end up, but I damn sure need that .mp3 ASAP.  Super dope.  Sounds like a mix mix of late 90's and 00's Mos.

Side Note: Shout out to DJ Premier for making every hip-hop fan on Earth feel unsure every time they spell the word "premiere". 'Preciate that, homie.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Justice: Civilization?


Awwwwww, shit!  New Justice artwork popped up today.
Let the weeks and weeks of speculation and fake song clips begin!!

Thrill Kill - The Way That You Move (Dayz & Knite Remix)


   Thrill Kill - Way That You Move (Dayz & Knite remix) by Thrill Kill

This song sounds like linen pants.

Jean Grae - You Don't Like It, So What

   Jean Grae - You Don't Like It (So What) by uristocrat
Can't believe I'm a day or 2 late on this.

I'm cautious when talking about Jean Grae for fear of completely embarrassing myself and overloading on the praise...but dammit I love me some Jean Grae!  This jam is like an audible essay on exactly why she's the greatest.  Seriously...who spits like that?!

2 Day Old FLASHBACK: Lil' B ft. Jean Grae & Phonte - Base For Your Face

The Strokes - Machu Picchu



   The Strokes - Machu Picchu by allstarsandrew

::approving nod::
I'll take it.  No stunner, but I'd jam it on shuffle.
But this makes 4 songs we've heard from the album that's still 2 weeks away from release.  I think I have to stop listening to new shit when it "leaks".  Gotta leave myself some sort of surprise.

The Kills - DNA

   The Kills - DNA by swipesound

Leather Jacket Music for your Fridayfication.
I get the feeling that me and this album are gonna be very good friends.
Blood Pressures on April 5.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The ILLZ - :03 From Gold EP

   :03 From Gold by TheILLZ

Finally.
Aw, man.  As glad as I am that this is finally out in one package, kinda disappointed that I've heard it all already.  Call it Kanye-itis.  D'ahh well.  Still doper that whatever it is you were just listening to.  If you aren't up on The ILLZ yet, don't sleep.  I've actually run out of superlatives at this point.

[Assorted] God(s) bless New Jersey.

Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) EP

So I just finished listening to this in its entirety (the curiosity was too much), and I honestly don't know how to react to it.  That's a good thing.  If nothing else, it's discussion-worthy, and (for me, at least) that matters.  Unfortunately, the biggest problem with CG's music is his own voice.  I mean, dude can really spit.  He's got a TON of dope lines and raps from his own space, rather than pretending to be someone beyond his own reality...but that voice.  And I can't help but draw Drake/Wayne flow comparisons.  Ah, man...I guess it's best not to think too hard and just let this be what it is.  Whatever that might be.

Download it here.

Travis Barker ft. Slaughterhouse - Devil's Got A Hold


The novelty of Travis Barker in Hip-Hop wore off for me about three years ago, but it's Slaughterhouse, and the bars are what really matter here.

Talib Kweli - How You Love Me



"Women be shoppin".

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lil' B ft. Jean Grae & Phonte - Base For Your Face



9th Wonder on them beats.

I am now officially ecstatic to have a Twitter account.  9th has been hyping this joint up all day, and absolutely screaming on anyone who trashed it before they even heard it.  Honestly, my first thought was that if nothing else, this shit will be interesting, and the debates that follow it will be incredible.  I live for that shit.

Then it dawned on me...holy shit, 9th and Phonte together??
Then I remembered my Jean Grae infatuation.
Then 9th linked to this legitimately good Lil' B joint (aptly) titled "The Growth"
After that, I was down.

Excuse me as I listen to this for the first time . . .
::10min later::

You know what?  Whyyyyyy not?!  The kid is making a real effort to step it up.  I can't hate.  Won't hate.  Maybe some Lil' B fans go get a Little Brother album after this.

Mickey Factz - Fallin'



Thank you, Factz!
Slightly surprised that it took this long for someone to sample ol' Jimmy Blake.  Much less surprised that it was Mickey Factz.  How much y'all wanna bet that this isn't the last time it happens?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pharoahe Monch - Clap (One Day)


Long-form visuals for the Pharoahe's first single.
Forever applaud an artist with the balls and creativity to drop a concept album.  This one feels like it's gonna be . . .extra.

Arveene & Misk - Love & Lust



It is IMPOSSIBLE to have anything negative to say about this whole situation.
I feel as though I was Inception'd by the director and he stole a dream of mine to film this.
This should be a weekly television show.

Monday, March 7, 2011

DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock: Round 1

DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock: Round 1 (FULL) from AlohaServedDaily on Vimeo.

Sweet zombie Moses, the internet has blessed us this day!

What you see above is the full TWO HOUR "battle" set the legends dropped in Japan a while back.  The set that gave us all those mini-clips and inspired the upcoming album.  Go buy new speakers.  If this doesn't come out in mp3 format in the next 48hrs, I will be both shocked and saddened.  Internets!!!

Nerdgasm.

Asher Roth - More Cowbell

   More Cowbell by Pontifeous Kane

Ehhhhhhh.
Production is more interesting than the verses.  Been seeing these Blended Babies kids pop up alot lately.

The Strokes - Life Is Simpler In the Moonlight



OK.  The last jam had me a little worried, but we're back to that ol' fashioned Strokey goodness.  But are they about to Kanye this shit and let 3/4 of the album go before the release date?  Dangerous move.

Planet Asia - Boiler Makers



Madlib on them beats.
Off Crack Belt Theatre, out now.

::Anrgy @ these short ass songs face::

Reks: Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme (Album Sampler)

   Reks 'Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme' by Brick Records

Super East Coast.  Early Album of the Year contender?
Album drops tomorrow.


Good start on a Monday.  Go slap your boss.  I'm almost positive that he was trying to insult you directly when he moved the vending machine to the other side of the office.  You gonna let me do that?!  You need you need your 2:30 Fritos, son!!

FRITOS!!!

Hash Tag That Shit.



The Twitters.
Hit a blogger up.
I have so many unimportant things to say.
Fuel my rage.
Massage my ego.
Offer me recipes.

Friday, March 4, 2011

RAtheMC - Victory Lap



Lady rap from Mrr'land.
RA looks like she could be Musiq's sister.

Remix Artist Collective - RAC: Vol. 2

   RAC VOL 2 by RAC

Just yesterday, we heard the Washed Out remix from this new compilation, and now we get the whole jamalam.  Very nice.  Very Friday.

For real, though...I need it to be a good 30 degrees warmer to really let this happen in a proper way.  Can't jam this in a thermal.

Arctic Monkeys - Brick By Brick



This is...odd.
I'm absent minded,  but I don't remember hearing about a new AM album.  Alex Turner isn't doing the singing on this one, and there's no hint of the sharp and witty lyrics that we all love the band for.  Hmm.

Add-2 - Chicago Blues

   Add-2 - Chicago Blues (Prod. IntlMC) by YNMDBlog

Outstanding.
Maybe I'm still stuck on my 90's shit sometimes, but we need more tracks like these.

Drums Deja-Vu FLASHBACK: Q-Tip - Let's Ride

Mac Miller - Donald Trump



This song clearly isn't good, and Mac Miller himself is a conundrum.  I should be stealing his lunch money*, not jammin' his shit.  Yet, I enjoy the hell out if it!  I don't understand.  Just roll with it, I guess.

* Yes, I absolutely can make violent threats and use words like "conundrum" at the same time.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pharoahe Monch ft. Styles P & Phonte - Black Hand Side

   Pharoahe Monch "Black Hand Side" feat. Styles P & Phonte' by duckdown

No verse from Phonte, unfortunately, but the vibe on this more than makes up for it. 
Monch's W.A.R. coming March 22.

The Carps - New York Lights / Songs About New York



Oh snap!  The Carps dropped new jams last week and I missed it.
See?  This is why I had to get on Twitter.

The Carps are just incredible.  "Songs About New York" gets instant That's My Jam status.  Even with that autotune.  It's The Carps, so I can be lenient about these things.  What good are my principles if I don't dismiss 'em whenever I see fit?

Side note:  It took me 20min to realize that this was different artwork from the last set of jams.

Washed Out - New Theory (RAC Mix)

   Washed Out - New Theory (RAC Mix) by RAC

Right now, you're thinking the same thing I am, but nope...I'm only semi-late on this.  This is a mix from 2010, but its also the first release from RAC's upcoming Volume 2 compilation. 
Washed Out hasn't cossed my mind in forever.  It makes no sense, but I'm gonna personally blame him for letting dubstep blow chillwave off the map.

No more dubstep!
(No more chillwave either, really...but you get me)

The Cool Kids - Free Throws


THE COOL KIDS - FREE THROWS from Sean Michael Pheanis on Vimeo.

Charles Barkley approved.
Dudes have been busy lately.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

TWITTER . . .F**k It!



Let's go, dammit!
As of 7:58 tonight, I am now on Twitter @iAMfaux

The ILLZ - To Know Your Place In the Universe



Negrodamus:  In 2016, all emcees will be required to wear ties.  They will be to the future what dookie ropes were to 1986.

Toro y Moi - Still Sound (Birds & Batteries Remix)

"Still Sound" Birds & Batteries Remix by birdsandbatteries

"Still Sound" is still my favorite jam of 2011, so I naturally pre-hate any remix attempts.  This right here is dope though.