Thursday, February 28, 2008

Bun B's New Album: Ultra-Tight

From this Billboard article about II Trill, in stores April 29:

"Pimp C is featured on the project, as are Lupe Fiasco, Lil Wayne, David Banner, Rick Ross, Mya, Chamillionaire, Slim Thug, Webbie, Mike Jones, 8 Ball and MJG, Z-Ro, Junior Reid and Paul Wall's new group Expensive Taste, which includes Travis Barker and Skinhead Rob. Producers who contributed to "II Trill" include Mr. Lee, Scott Storch, Jazze Pha, Bigg Tyme, Black Out Movement, Khalil and Clinton Sparks."

Here are Bun's tour dates, sponsored by those Zune morons:
2/28 Atlanta
3/6 Indianapolis
3/7 Detroit
3/8 Cincinnati
3/9 Chicago
3/12 Austin (SXSW)
3/16 Houston
3/22 St. Louis
3/28 Los Angeles
3/29 San Francisco
4/3 Portland
4/4 Seattle
4/5 Las Vegas

One More Chromeo Remix

From Discobelle. Wake up to Teki Latex if you haven't already, he's one of the only things from France that doesn't suck.

Chromeo - Bonafied Lovin' (Hatchmatik Remix feat. Teki Latex) [click to download]


Anyone remember this song? This pie chart is grounds for the inclusion of my favorite phrase of the past eighteen months, "HILARMO GUILLERMO." Shout-out to Deej, who probably knows every word:

Ayo Technology - Acoustic

Everyone loves when hip-hop songs get whiteboy facelifts. (Heck, even the acoustic "Umbrella" girl got a record deal -- and a good one, might I add.)

Props to Straight Bangin' for this find.

Rick Ro$$ Double Post

Rick Ro$$ feat. Lil' Wayne, Trick Daddy & Young Jeezy - Luxury Tax [click to download]

Rick Ro$$ feat. Jay-Z - Maybach Music (w/ Tags) [click to download]

VIDEO: G-Unit - "Good to Me"

I'm usually the first to hate on Curtis and G-Unit, but the Sin City theme for this video is fresh. Gotta support my fellow UT RTF alum Robert Rodriguez, right?

I Wanna Make Love In This Club...

I'm not gonna post Usher's new single because you can get it here for less than a buck. However, this remix from Swedish DJ Jeansbjörn is dope. Enjoy.

Usher feat. Young Jeezy - Love In This Club (Jeansbjörn Club Mix) [click to download]

VIDEO: The Roots "75 Bars" (Behind the Scenes)

This video isn't too informative, but at least you can hear the new song.

Pete Rock & Wale in NYC - TONIGHT

BONUS: Peep this Okayplayer interview with Wale. BTW, he is flying over here and playing at Noisepop tomorrow. I'll post a flyer later.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

VIDEO: Jay-Z - "I Know"

Biggie Movie - Screenplay

NY Magazine's blog has the lowdown on the script for the Notorious B.I.G. biopic. And if ya don't know, now ya know...

NY Times - "Perez Hilton Could Play New Role: A&R Man"

I really do hate this douche. But what can I say, anything he promotes on his site sells like hotcakes. See more in this piece from the New York Times.

How Jimmy got to f**k Ben

I won't waste your time with a link to the YouTube video since I know you've seen it, but this article lets you know what went down behind the scenes, and who wanted to play a part but missed out. Good stuff. New Death Cab LP feature

Article here. Narrow Stairs due in May.

Santogold Remix

I broke y'all off to Santogold last month with this post, here's a dope remix to her jam "Creator."

Santogold - Creator (Scottie B Remix) [click to download]

Common - The Light 2008

Common (and J Dilla) could never re-do "The Light" and satisfy me, but this ain't too bad. Produced by Just Blaze, part of the Smirnoff Signature Mix Series.

Common - The Light 2008 (It's Love) [click to download]

PS: I found this pic online, from Com's Lolla '06 set. See me, over there on the right side? With the hat? Yea? No...

VIDEO: Glasses Malone feat. Akon - Certified

They might as well have called it "Soul Survivor, Part 2."

VIDEO: Estelle feat. Kanye West - American Boy

I like Estelle's other stuff more than this, but check her out just in case. She's the first signing to John Legend's new label, and this instrumental was originally on the lukewarm album. Just keep an eye out for this chick.

AUDIO: Estelle feat. Kanye West - American Boy [click to download]

Monday, February 25, 2008

Reminder: Tonight at midnight in Big D

DJ Earworm - The United States of Pop

The top 25 songs of '07, mashed up.

VIDEO: Justice - Phantom Part II

Download the audio here, via Culture Bully.

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings on The Late Show

BRIT Awards Performances

First off, a solid Mark Ronson medley featuring Adele, Daniel Merriweather and Amy Winehouse:

Next, Rihanna performing with The Klaxons (!):

Pacific Divison - F.A.T. Boys

According to NahRight this has been out for a minute, not sure how I missed it. And y'all know how much I hate being out the loop.
Fashionable. Artistic. Trendsetters. F.A.T.

AUDIO: Pacific Divison - F.A.T. Boys [click to download]


Fans of Dizzee Rascal and Adam Tensta will like this dude.

Wiley - Wearing My Rolex [click to download]

Props to Pinglewood for this post.

VIDEO: M. Pokora f/ Timbaland - She's Dangerous

Uh-oh, another Timbo banger. This is some French dude who was lucky enough to hop onto one of Mr. Mosley's beats.

New Eminem

Eminem - Can I Bitch [click to download]

Talib Kweli Freestyle

Over Webbie's "Independent" beat.

Talib Kweli - Independent Hustle Freestyle [click to download]

Anthony Hamilton feat. Ghostface

The original version of this track was on the American Gangster soundtrack.

Anthony Hamilton - Do You Feel Me (Remix f/ Ghostface) [click to download]

C-Webb the Rapper

This Chris Webber (yes, you read that correctly) video from 1999 was previously unreleased. Song's called "Gangsta Gangsta" and features Kurupt. Absolutely positively hilarmo. Via BlackVoices.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Tonight in SF

New Rakim, produced by Just Blaze

Via NahRight. This is from Rakim's forthcoming CD, due March 4.

Rakim - It's Nothing [click to download]

VIDEO: The Count & Sinden (feat. Kid Sister) - Beeper

Kid Sister is infinitely tighter than Lil' Mama...The “Beeper” single drops on March 24th with remixes from A-Trak, Fake Blood and more. Whaddya know, I got one of 'em:

BONUS: Sinden - Beeper (Fake Blood Remix) [click to download]

BONUS: Sinden - Beeper (no Kid Sister verses) [click to download]

Dizzee Rascal, El-P Announce Tour

Get off your ass and go see a show. Dizzee's got enough energy for the whole city.

03-13 Austin, TX - The Scoot Inn (Definitive Jux SXSW showcase)
05-08 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
05-09 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
05-10 New York, NY - Webster Hall
05-11 Boston, MA - Middle East
05-12 Ottawa, Ontario - New Capital Music Hall
05-14 Detroit, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
05-15 Chicago, IL - The Abbey
05-16 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Club
05-19 Seattle, WA - Neumos
05-20 Portland, OR - Berbati’s Pan
05-21 San Francisco, CA - 1015
05-22 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey

Thanks to The Couch Sessions for the tip.

Keyshia Cole Remixes

Keyshia Cole - Shoulda Let You Go (Eli's Put Echo On Everything Remix) [click to download]

Keyshia Cole - Shoulda Let You Go (DJ DStar Basline Remix) [click to download]

How's It, My Bru?!

Sweat X are a South African duo who effin' rock (sorry sweetie, they are touring in Europe right now). Check out this crazy tune:

Sweat X - Shut Up [click to download]

Björk + Ratatat

I hate Björk about as much as I love Ratatat, so I guess they cancel each other out.

Björk - Wanderlust (Ratatat Remix) [click to download]

DJ Khaled feat. Chamillionaire, Jadakiss, Lil' Scrappy - They Ain't Ready (Remix)

All that glass breaking in the track is a little obnoxious, but not as obnoxious as DJ Khaled. Somebody tell that fucker to shut the hell up.
I think that's Timbaland doing this mix, but not confirmed.

DJ Khaled feat. Chamillionaire, Jadakiss, Lil' Scrappy - They Ain't Ready (Remix) [click to download]

EW: Preview of the new Roots album

In stores April 29. Story here.

This was too funny not to post

Hilarmo Guillermo. Hey Ice, didn't Suge almost kill you not too long ago? I guess nobody cares after a few rounds...

Mraz will release new album in three-fold

From this story on Jason Mraz's forthcoming set, titled We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things:

"We Sing" and "We Dance" will be released March 18 and April 15, respectively, while the third EP is merely bundled with the other two when the full-length debuts May 20. Purchased separately, the individual sets will come packaged with bonus alternate versions of the songs.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

YouTube: DriveBys Vol 1 with Mos Def

First in a series. Extensive ?uestlove Interview

Awesome. Read it here.

VIDEO: Rick Ro$$ f/ T-Pain - Boss Common Interview

Com says in this article that his new album is coming in November, and will be titled The Believer. He also says the collaborative project with Q-Tip IS happening. Yessss.

KRS-One featuring...Everybody


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Behind the scenes of "Self-Construction," from Kris's new Stop the Violence campaign. Name it, he's on here: Chamillionaire, David Banner, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Cassidy, The Game, Chingy, Lil' Wayne, Doug E. Fresh, Fat Joe, Nelly, Rick Ro$$, and the list goes on.

BONUS: KRS-One - Criminal Minded 2008 (Smirnoff Signature Mix) - produced by DJ Premier [click to download]

Charlie Wilson f/ T-Pain & Trazz - Supa Sexy

This is worth a listen, if only for the "Wild Thing" sample.

Charlie Wilson f/ T-Pain & Trazz - Supa Sexy [click to download]

JT and the Corpus Christi Hooks?

Justin Timberlake is portraying a fictional minor leaguer in the upcoming movie The Open Road.
The Hooks are a real minor league team for the 'Stros, and they play at Whataburger Field - probably the tastiest stadium on the planet. The film is written and directed by Michael Meredith, a former UT student and son of Dallas Cowboys OG Don Meredith. Read more here.

U Ain't Ready

Trina feat. Paul Wall - U Ain't Ready [click to download]

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Stunnas On

Very happy to see two of my favorite non-Texan areas -- the Bay and Chi-Town -- coming together and having some fun for this track.

Starski f/ Cool Kids - Stunnas On [click to download]

Brother Ali Interview

The truth is here, the truth is here. He's probably one of my top three favorite rappers to emerge in the past couple of years (hello, Lupe and Wale). Get to know him better with this interview.
Brother Ali also throws down a mean live show (shout-out to Frank), and dude starts a tour at the end of the month - here are the dates/venues.

Devin the Dude - Makin' It Hard

Dude might have left Rap-A-Lot, but he still reps the Lone Star like the boss that he is. Off his upcoming Smoke Sessions mixtape:

Devin the Dude - Makin' It Hard [click to download]

Camp Lo - Lumdi

These seasoned vets from the Bronx sound fresh to death on this new banger...

Camp Lo - Lumdi [click to download]

Kanye makes sneakers with Reebok

More samples here at

Whiz Khalifa - Say Yeah

Interesting you think you're beeeeetter off alooooone?!
If you like the song, download the audio here.

Party in BIG D!

Check out all those guests! Ah, best state ever...

Lyfe Jennings feat. Lil' Wayne & T.I. - Brand New

"Vroom on the Yamaha, she ride me like a Kawasaki." - hilarmo.

Lyfe Jennings feat. Lil' Wayne & T.I. - Brand New [click to download], Beyonce off to La-La Land just signed on to be in Hugh Jackman's new X-Men spinoff, set for a May '09 release. Meanwhile, Mrs. Hova will be portraying Etta James (and executive producing) a new film about Chicago's Chess Records in the '50s. Both casts look dope, peep the links for more.

S.U.M.O. and the ladies

Sumo does remixes for two songstresses: Feist (who?) and Sweden's own Lykke Li.

Sumo vs. Feist - Inside & Out [click to download]

Lykke Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone (Sumo Re-Edit) [click to download]

VIDEO: Talib Kweli - Hostile Gospel, Pt. 1 (Deliver Us)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pete Rock f/ Redman - Best Believe

Pete Rock's new album drops next Tuesday. Concert in NYC same night, with Wale opening up.

Pete Rock feat. Redman - Best Believe [click to download]

BONUS: Check here for pics from the video shoot.