The Academy Feat. Crooked I, Chino XL & Copywrite: Triple Seize

Enjoy and appreciate the final leak off “The Academy” project entitled “Triple Seize,” featuring Crooked I, Chino XL, and Copywrite. Keep quality music streaming.

Executive produced by Kurupt, fans will hear “Academy” appearances from such notable talents as Raekwon, Jadakiss, Kurupt, Pete Rock, Royce Da 5’9”, Redman, Styles P, Crooked I, Sean Price, Method Man, Canibus, LA the Darkman, Keith Murray, Planet Asia, Rass Kass, K-Solo, LA The Darkman, Billy Danze (M.O.P.), Pack FM, Pete Rock, Keith Murray, Chino XL and many more all backed by the breakthrough soundscapes of Terminal 3 Productions (who previously oversaw projects from (“Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture”, “The Four Horsemen” and “The Undergods”).

Download: The Academy Feat. Crooked I, Chino XL & Copywrite – Triple Seize

Grumpy Old Men (Mike Schpitz & Pete Sayke): America

Enjoy the first leak off the upcoming Grumpy Old Men (Mike Schpitz & Pete Sayke) project, “Sunday Skool.” These are Two very talented and underrated individuals. I say the time to familiarize yourself with this incredible sound is now. Click play below and keep it locked. More from these two is on the way. Shouts to the DJBooth on the premiere.

Download: Grumpy Old Men – America

Phonte Feat. Median: Eternally

From will.i.am to Lil B, Royce Da 5’9 to King Mez, Phonte is nothing less than a chameleon when it comes to the work (and collaborators) he has amassed over the past few years. While fans of his work, the entirety of Little Brother and music in general have already checked out his brand new Charity Starts At Home solo album, one of its standout tracks, Eternally, is being exclusively released for free download as part of DJBooth.net’s new Event 20/20 Music project. Produced by 9th Wonder, who of course flips a soul sample into a supremely mellow beat, and featuring the always creative Median on the mic alongside Phonte, who’s just as comfortable referencing Pixar as he is ATCQ, Eternally is the first in a series of records commissioned to celebrate the recently re-launched 20/20 BAS studio monitors, which were used to mix all the songs on this compilation. Keep an ear out for more exclusive tracks dropping throughout October and November, with our 20/20 compilation album due to blow up your speakers in November. If you’re a fan of dope hip-hop, dope speakers and listening to dope hip-hop on dope speakers, be sure to hit up Event Electronics to learn more about the 20/20s. – DJBooth

Download: Phonte Feat. Median – Eternally

Evidence Talks Cats & Dogs, Alchemist, Jay-Z/Kanye West, New Dilated Album, Being A Producer On The Mic & Rhymesayers (Video)

While in NYC, we sat down with Evidence of Dilated Peoples and talked about his new album, Cats & Dogs, out now, what’s it like working with Alchemist, what he feels about albums leaking early and how Jay-Z & Kanye West were able to buck that trend, his take on the new crop of Westcoast emcees like Tyler, The Creator, Kendrick Lamar and Fashawn, who he actually thinks is the dopest of the new crop as well as his take on how the shift from gangsta rap to more down to earth rap. He then gives us an update on the next Dilated Peoples album “Directors of Photography”, what’s like being a dope emcee and producer and if the emcee in him conflicts with the producer in him. He then ends the interview by speaking on why he feels like Rhymesayers is the best indie label in Hip Hop. – T9E

Juicy J Feat. Snoop Dogg: Who Da Neighbors (Remix)

Triple 6 rep, Juicy J delivers us a remix to his previously released, “Who Da Neighbors.” This remix version features none other than everyone’s favorite uncle, Tha Boss Dogg himself, Snoop Dee O Double Gizzle, Bizzle, Cizzle, Dizzle, Fizzle, Lizzle, and Krizzle. Hit play below and enjoy the download.

Download: Juicy J Feat. Snoop Dogg – Who Da Neighbors (Remix)

A-Plus: Can’t Stop (Video)

It’s been two months since the Hieroglyphics crewmember A-Plus released his Pepper Spray EP, a project that remixes Red Hot Chili Peppers classics and serves as one-fourth of his ongoing Tribute Series, and he has no plans of stopping soon. After releasing music videos for the songs “Give It Away” and “Road Trippin,” the Souls Of Mischief member is excited to return with trippy visuals for his latest single “Can’t Stop.”

“The main inspiration for the video was the fact that I had absolutely no budget or way of getting it done when I started the process,” says A-Plus who tapped his good friend and producer of the group Chosen Few, Unjust, to direct. “Truly, if it weren’t for him, it would have not gotten done.” Also noting the efforts of Jordan Fierro, one of the cameramen on set, A-Plus and crew were able to come together and deliver a video that pairs a mix of special effects with creative performance shots from A-Plus and AAGEE, not to mention a few special cameos from the Hieroglyphics crew.

SL Jones: Paper Cuts (Video)

Little Rock, Arkansas isn’t often thought of as a hotbed for hip-hop talent; the city has plenty of history, sure, but hip-hop’s never much played a role. SL Jones is looking to change that, and is well on the way with the release of a handful of quality projects in the past months. First came The Number 23, a Don Cannon-hosted mixtape that boasted features from the likes of Waka Flocka, Killer Mike, Trae Tha Truth, Pill, and Yo Gotti, not to mention production from Lex Luger, Shawty Redd, and Cannon. Next up was The Number 23: Editor’s Cut, a slimmed-down non-DJ re-release of the tape, a project that also included two previously unreleased tracks. Then came Pandamonium, a remixing of Clams Casino’s Rainforest EP, and before hopping into a new, soon-to-be-titled mixtape scheduled for release before year’s end, SL is excited to bring fans the visual for “Paper Cuts,” a fan-favorite from The Number 23 series.

Directed by Motion Family, whose own recent work includes videos for the likes of Big K.R.I.T., Yelawolf, and others, the video offers stark depictions of street life, visuals that SL purposely kept natural to his surroundings. “I wanted to keep things pretty straight forward; the video was inspired by life,” explains SL. “We shot it in the real trap; I’m with my real homies. Beautiful women in the kitchen – real Pyrex.” But despite all the “shoe box money,” as Jones calls it, SL isn’t using the video to purport any images of grandeur; the song actually places SL in the role of packing and transporting someone else’s dirty fortunes. “At the end of the day, counting money is still a job and somebody’s gotta do it,” notes SL. “Even if all that money doesn’t belong to you, it’s business. The bank teller doesn’t own all the money in the bank.”

Infinity Gauntlet (Bekay, Shabaam Sahdeeq, F.T. (Fuc That), El Gant & Red Eye): Anti-Angelz (Video)

In the current era of hip-hop, where swagger reigns supreme, there’s still a few emcees that remain true to the hippocratic oath of devlivering infectious bars over neck snapping beats. Meet Infinity Gauntlet, the quintet of east coast emcees comprised of Bekay, Shabaam Sahdeeq (a/k/a S-Dub), F.T. (Fuk That), El Gant & Florida’s Red Eye (of The Closers). After listening to just a few bars of their music, you’ll quickly realize that this elite crew remain loyal to their hip-hop fundamentals. As they get set to embark upon the promo campaign for their debut release (currently untitled), they are pleased to present the video for “Anti-Angelz” (“The Game” Freestyle). This video serves as just a little taste to what the IG crew are all about. Although a release date for their debut is TBD, the LP will inlcude a who’s who list of guest features, including El Da Sensei, Diabolic, King Magnetic (AOTP), M-Dot, Reef The Lost Cause (AOTP), Shabaaz The Disciple, Nine and moare.

Download: Infinity Gauntlet (Bekay, Shabaam Sahdeeq, F.T. (Fuc That), El Gant & Red Eye) – Anti-Angelz