Friday, November 4, 2011

LeCrae & Statik Selektah - "Live & Let Live" Music Video

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The promo push for the 'Population Control' album has been phenomenal. Timely audio leaks and music videos have kept the buzz about the album at a steady pace for months now. Keeping in time with previous releases, we have a new music video to talk about with "Live & Let Live." LeCrae handles the verses on this one and gives a fantastic performance for the partially animated video.

Click. Watch. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

YC the Cynic - "More and More" NC Remix

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Following up the super dope video for "More and More" last month, YC brings us the North Carolina remix featuring Big Pooh, King Mez and Chaundon. All rappers making their splash from the Tar Heel state. This is a great look for YC! 

Audio stream and free download below. Are you digging the original or remix better?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fev - Voted Most Likely to Succeed

The wait is over! Eastside Fev has finally put out another mixtape to hold us over until 'Propaganda'. I couldn't be happier as Fev is one of my favorite indy artists and this project release coincides with my birthday.

I was put on to Fev early in his career. Hearing him on this project, as well as the leaks up to this point, I can clearly hear the growth. This Fev is sharper, wittier and more aggressive. He's truly locked in to who he is as an artist. He's matured and it is made apparent on tracks like "Buddha & Grandz Musik", "So Tired" and "Friday Morning."

As usual, Fev put together a complete experience on #VMLS. I can only imagine what Propaganda will be. The leaks I've heard so far and the art direction have been phenomenal. Until we get an official date, I'll be rockin' out to #VMLS. Click the download link below and catch the Feva.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Red Eye - "Step Aside"

You know how I discovered The Closers? Blackberry Messenger. Honest to goodness. The teams CEO Big Mike sent me links to some new tracks and videos from Shabaam Sahdeeq and he was also promoting The Closers. The video was for "Night Time" featuring Sadat X and General Steele of Smif-N-Wessun. That was late 2009. I didn't keep up with their movement but I do remember the work being solid all around.

Fast forward to today and this video from The Closers member Red Eye has rekindled my interest. The man goes guerilla with the bars! With lines like "Y'all dudes is little like fonts with the caps off." and "Who wake up in the morning and turn their swag on? True players never turn their swag off!" you can't help but listen with a sharp ear. Red Eye is an MC for real and "Step Aside" is a great nod to the Hip-Hop of yesteryear with a healthy helping of right now.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mistah F.A.B. - "Bring the Classics Back"

I thought Mistah F.A.B. was a dumb Hyphy rapper. Not Hyphy dumb, but unintelligent dumb. All of his recent releases have spoken to the contrary however. This latest release is an ode to the music that led up to and defined the "Golden Era" of Hip-Hop. From the corner freestyle opening he transitions to the music video for "Bring the Classics Back."

It's standard fare as far as roll call songs go, but it's still enjoyable and worth sharing. F.A.B. has turned me 180 on his music and I'm glad. Music shouldn't be stationary. I'll be checking for him going forward and you should too. Click below to check out a little Hip-Hop history.