J-Illa: Oh Hecky Naw (Prod. Adam Fenyx)

Let me keep hitting you guys with music until the new year comes in. Here is something fresh from Chicago’s very own J-Illa. On this joint titled “Oh Hecky Naw” J-Illa samples Yee’s “School Spirit.” Make sure you stream and download the entire track below. More from J-Illa to come in the near future.


Download: J-Illa – Oh Hecky Naw (Prod. Adam Fenyx)

Kendrick Lamar talks J Cole, XXL Freshmen 2011, Kid Cudi & Human Music (Video)

Hard Knock Tv’s Nick Huff Barili sits down with Kendrick Lamar, this is part 2 of the conversation. Kendrick starts by breaking down what him and J Cole have been working on; Kendrick even gives us a sneak preview of one of the tracks. We heard 3 of them while in his studio and YES in this case you should believe the hype! Kendrick goes on to tell us who would be on the freshmen list for 2011 if he were to pick it. We would be willing to bet that he is going to be on there! Kendrick surprised us a bit with his pick for favorite albums of 2011, both good albums but neither is in our top 5 but hey everyone is entitled to their opinion. Part 2 of the interview concludes with Kendrick breaking down what he means by wanting to make “Human Music” and why he thinks that is missing in the game right now. Make sure to subscribe to http://www.youtube.com/hardknocktv to get our latest videos including part 3 of this interview next week.

Truck North: QuickTape (Mixtape)

As 2010 ends, The Money Making Jam Boy co-captain gives you a Holiday present. His brief mixtape, entitled “QuickTape” is in direct response to listeners who’ve waited in anticipation for Truck’s “I Told You So” mixtape and the Money Making Jam Boys mixtape respectively. Here we find Northside going in on some of his favorite joints to bring in the New Year correctly. The tape features Curt@!ns, Guilty Simpson, and fellow Jam Boy, P.O.R.N.

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DJ Amen & Thizzler.com Present: The Bay Area Freshmen ’10: Music Meeting (Album)

Bay Areaaaaaaa! DJ Amen and Thizzler On The Roof have come together for the Bay Area Freshmen ’10 Music Meeting to bring 2010 to a strong finish! Check out the dopest tracks from this year’s class of Freshmen before they graduate to Sophomores and get ready for the Freshmen class of ’11! Who’s in the class of ’11? Stay tuned to Thizzler.com and DJAmen.com for more details, coming soon! – TOTR

Download: DJ Amen & Thizzler.com Present: The Bay Area Freshmen ’10: Music Meeting (Album)

DJ Smallz Talks 2011 Plans (Video)

Mr. Southern Smoke wants you to look out for his Talib Kweli project “Southern Smoke, Nothern Lights” in conjunction with XXL Magazine, Florida production duo The Renegades alongside We The Best Music, and overseas tour dates in Africa, Japan, and Dubai on the horizon.

The Come Up Show Presents: The Best of 2010 (Video)

As we go into a brand new year, I would like to reflect on what The Come Up Show has accomplished in 2010. The great memories created with interviews like Curren$y, Wiz Khalifa, and D-Sisive. Interviews I NEVER expected with Reflection Eternal and the first Summer Jam Canada with Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, Rick Ross and T-Pain was a part of history.

The Best of 2010 is for our fans we’ve gained in 2010 and a great time capsule for our fans who have been supporting since day one. Make sure to watch the video in full as we have included a sneak peek of 2011 with Jay Electronica, Bun-B, Brother Ali, and Pharoahe Monch. – TCUS

Nottz Raw & Asher Roth: Rawth (FreEP)

Taking advantage of the lull between holidays, Asher Roth and Nottz have blessed us with an EP entitled Rawth, which is available for free download from Nottz’ label’s site, rawkoncept.com/rawthep. In just 8 short tracks, Nottz demonstrates his wide-ranging production talents to match Asher’s honest and clever lyrics. Featuring guest appearances from D.A. of Chester French, Rhymefest, and Kardinal Offishall, the album deftly combines the sonic influences, lyrical abilities, and subject matter from a rare mix of talents to create the ideal album.

Download: Nottz Raw & Asher Roth – Rawth (FreEP)

Scheme: Helluva Year (Mixtape)

This mixtape is a token of appreciation to all my fans who have been supporting me with my projects last year and this year. The Manifesto EP, SRNC (Mixtape), SRNC (Deluxe Edition) have been projects that have meant a lot to me, and I appreciate the support from the fans, blogs, sites, producers, writers, columnist, artists and everyone who has given them a listen. Thank you.

The mixtape consists of released, unreleased, and remixed songs. I gave Scend and Stefan Ponce my catalog and they created a mix with what they felt went along with the “Helluva Year” theme. I look at this project as a year-end wrap up for me. I truly had a helluva year.” – Scheme

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The Primeridian Feat. Naledge: Bucktown (Black Spade Remix) x Melodic Healing (Tall Black Guy Remix) Feat. Shev Rock

Here’s Primeridian’s fourth and fifth remix installment of the day! The first joint is the Black Spade remix of The Primeridian’s “Bucktown” featuring Naledge of Kidz in the Hall. The second joint is Primeridian’s “Melodic Healing” Remix is an exclusive from the forthcoming album “Darling Lure” produced by Tall Black Guy featuring Shev Rock and Simeon Viltz on horns. “Darling Lure” will be released in early 2011 on All Natural Inc.


Download: The Primeridian Feat. Naledge: Bucktown (Black Spade Remix)


Download: The Primeridian Feat. Shev Rock – Melodic Healing (Tall Black Guy Remix)