The homie Ryan P hits us down with the next leak off his forthcoming project titled “The Four Corner Click Pt. 1.” Look for the full project to hit Monday. Until then just enjoy what is “What The Corners Do.”
Download: Ryan Perfect Feat. Medallionz, Shane Hall & Hyde Skywalka – What The Corners Do
Today is probably the worst day to come at me with new music. I’ll admit I’m a straight up crank today. Lucky for the Cap City Blue kids I like their material. What I’m hitting you with right now is the first single to Cap City Blue’s upcoming debut album “Soar Losers“, called “Up Here”. Look for more from the album to come and make sure you read more on who are Cap City Blue right below.
The absolute hardest part of writing your band’s introductory biography is getting the reader on to the second sentence. Well, here you are, right along with DMV natives Cap City Blue, a band that is a breath of fresh air in a hip-hop world ripe with identity crisis. “Band” is nothing if not the keyword: Cap City Blue is a modern fusion of all things hip-hop, rock, electronic, improvisational – you name it – that works on the cardinal rule that music is borne of live instrumentation and real songwriting. Composed of fluid MC MellowMarsh and multi-instrumentalist producer Zack, Cap City Blue’s songs are original stratospheric symphonic concoctions woven together by a tangled web of ink-hearted poetry. Always ready to jam, Cap City Blue is a band that merely wants to offer a new and exciting dimension to the hip-hop game.
Download: Cap City Blue – Up Here
This is DaVinci’s joint from Under The Bay Season 1: The Mixtape, which drops TOMORROW! You heard a snippet in the sampler, along with snippets from Casual, TRUTHLiVE, Richie Cunning & QM, and The Dime, but here is the full cut, produced by Shaad Wiggins. Just make sure you download that tape, with it’s 23 NEW tracks from Under The Bay artists, for free tomorrow at Thizzler On The Roof!
Download: DaVinci – Wild Side
Even as she drops her debut album, L.A. Woman, Zane One is no stranger to hip-hop. With her latest single, “Zane One (L.A. Woman),” for which she just released a new video, Zane brings us back to the days when dope lyrics matched seamlessly with equally killer rhymes and turntables conquered the hooks. Along with her confident rhymes such as, “Serve them with the daily supplements and keep them hazy,” the song is blessed with some skillfully done vocal scratches of both Lauryn Hill and M.C. Lyte as an ode to female rappers. Produced by Dert, the beat’s distorted guitar riff is lined with hard, crispy drum work to back up the assertive flow, which Zane One delivers with confident ease. Not only does Zane One refer to her extensive hip-hop resume throughout the song, but she also points out what makes her truly unique as an M.C., including her motherhood, as she keeps her rhymes on task with a mission to convince all listeners that she is an L.A. Woman who can spit.
Download: Zane One – Zane One (L.A. Woman)
Here’s Hieroglyphics member Casual’s joint from Under The Bay Season 1: The Mixtape, which drops TOMORROW! Prepare for some verbal violence as the wordsmith goes in over Rod Shields’ production. Make sure you download the mixtape, with it’s 23 NEW tracks from all Season 1 Under The Bay artists, for free tomorrow at Thizzler On The Roof!
Download: Casual (Hieroglyphics) – Casual-ual!
I think I just drank about 7 cups of water and for the f*ck of it. I can’t help it, this water is really flame right now. Anyway, Check out the official video for Lyriciss’ freestyle over the SoHo classic, “Hot Music.”
The time has come for yet another dope exclusive YNMD interview. This time around NYC’s very own AlBe Back takes some time out of his busy schedule to catch up with me and answer some questions on acting, future plans, and the music of course. Make sure you hit the jump and read the entire interview. Shouts to my homie @ AllPurposis for making the this interview possible.
Pharoahe Monch talks about how he wrote the classic single “Simon Says”.
Yessssss!!!! As you can tell I’m über excited for this leak. Tonight we get hit with the first leak off Kanye & Perajok’s upcoming mixtape titled “G.O.O.D. Ass Mixtape.” Look for the mixtape to drop sometime in August. Word also goes that Kanye might have a few cuts on the tape. Let keep our eyes open. Props to the good folks @ Pigeons & Planes.
Download: Mr. Hudson – Love Never Dies (Tags)
How about a random ass J. Cole joint that pretty much came out of no where. Ahh who cares right, it’s free music from the Roc Nation signee. Go and get em Young Cole!
Download: J. Cole – Problems (Prod. Jim Johnson)
Here goes a new cut from the Moon Man. It is not yet 100% certain that this will end up on CuDi’s upcoming album “Man On The Moon II.” Stay tuned for more deats and downloads. Now go enjoy this one. Props to TheHottesIshh.
Download: KiD CuDi – Mojo So Dope
I’ve had these three joints in my inbox for a few days now, I apologize for the wait. Hopefully you guys dig these three fresh ass joints from the homie Asi. Hit the links below for the complete streams and downloads.
Download: Asi Frio – The Shit In Real Life
Download: Asi Frio – Celibate
Download: Asi Frio – Plexiglass
With their latest album, C&U Music Factory, still snatching up acclaim, long-time duo and LA Symphony co-founders Cookbook & Uno Mas hit us with the album’s second single, “Petty”. This time, the self-proclaimed fundamentalists address their discontent for the increasing emergence of hip-hop amateurs. With the help of featured emcee Scarub (of Living Legends), Cookbook & Uno Mas deliver thought-provoking rhymes, not only to discourage the amateurs, but to showcase their own talents as well. “We’re proclaiming that we are still set apart from the masses due to our skill at our craft, and our musicianship,” says the duo on the message behind their latest track.
Produced by Cookbook, the synth-heavy beat is accompanied by well-said verses about the group’s intolerance for the “wack rhyme disease” that seems to be ever-spreading. The song is filled with proud proclamations of their musical integrity, with lines like, “We started this, and we gon’ finish this/ We been a part of this real rap, no images/ Real artists, hard fact, it’s limitless/ Hard flows, these foes lose their grimaces.” It’s clear that Cookbook & Uno Mas prefer truth to mass appeal. “We want people to dig through, and pull out these golden nuggets that exist,” says the group.
Download: Cookbook & Uno Mas Feat. Scarub – Petty