Saturday, May 31, 2008

MUST-SEE MUSIC VIDEO: The Bird and the Bee - Do It Again

Yea yea so this came out a month ago, so what?

The Bird and the Bee glorify Macs for their new video. Very tight.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Mickey Factz feat. Jade - Naturally

I frickin' love this dude.
No really...I frickin' LOVE THIS DUDE!
Anybody down for a Robin Thicke sample? DDoff is...

Mickey Factz feat. Jade - Naturally [click to download]

Bow Wow feat. Lil' Wayne - Money in the Way

Bow Wow feat. Lil' Wayne - Money in the Way [click to download]

Thursday, May 29, 2008

VIDEO: Countdown to Tha Carter III, Part 3

Ten days...

VIDEO: G-Unit - "Rider, Pt. 2"

I'm always reluctant to post anything 50-related, but I'll hand it to Curtis here that this is a dope track. Either that, or everything with a vocoder sounds amazing. Probably the latter...

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Purpacet! (Plus the Chopped & Screwed Version)

Purpacet from jeff on Vimeo.

Purpacet (Chopped and Screwed) from jeff on Vimeo.

A real tribute to Sean Bell

Cassidy, Swizz Beatz, Drag-On, Maino, Styles P & Talib Kweli - Stand Up (Sean Bell Tribute) [click to download]

assidyswizz beatsdrag-onmainostyles p talib kweli-stand up sean bell

Jim Jones - Good Shit

I really don't like Capo, but when the beat is good...

Jim Jones - Good Shit [click to download]

Trae feat. Z-Ro - Miss My Dawgs (NEW)

Trae and Z-Ro do a re-hash of this H-Town classic joint.

Trae feat. Z-Ro - Miss My Dawgs [click to download]

T-Pain Double-Post

Murphy Lee feat. T-Pain - My Shoes [click to download]

Tay Dizm feat. Gorilla Zoe and T-Pain - Freakin' [click to download]

VIDEO: Black Kids - "Hurricane Jane"

VIDEO: Jamie Lidell - Another Day

I've rattled on about Jamie Lidell numerous times here before, so just enjoy the video. BTW, he's playing tonight in the city at Bimbo's.

Two More Festivals in the Bay Area...

As if Outside Lands and Rock the Bells weren't good enough...more festival fever is hitting the Bay.

Download Festival 2008 will be July 19, down at Shoreline. Details here.

The second annual Treasure Island Festival will be Sept. 20-21. Peep the lineup here.

DJ MAF: Mash-Up Triple-Post

I found these mash-ups on Shout-out to D-Weis and the fam.

DJ MAF - Heartbroken (What You Know) {T2 vs. T.I.} [click to download]

DJ MAF - I Wanna Make It Rain (Fat Joe vs. The Whip) [click to download]

DJ MAF - W.A.L.E.F.R.I.E.N.D.S. (Wale vs. Justice vs. Simian Mobile Disco) [click to download]

"I'm On Dat Grey Goose"

Produced by the best South African member of "the tribe" in hip-hop, J.R. Rotem.

Allstar feat. Lil' Wayne and Birdman - Goose [click to download]

Donnie J (feat. Ja Rule and Diddy) - Take U There (Remix)

I don't watch Making the Band, but maybe you do. So here ya go.

If that pic doesn't remind you of New Kids on the Block, I don't know what will...

Donnie J (feat. Ja Rule and Diddy) - Take U There (Remix) [click to download]

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

DJ Khaled feat. Ludacris, Arok & Lil' Wayne - I Got My

DJ Khaled feat. Ludacris, Arok & Lil' Wayne - I Got My [click to download]

BONUS: Arok feat. Yung Joc & Shawty Lo - Shine Like Mine [click to download]

Lil' Wayne feat. T-Pain and Pitbull - Got Money (Remix)

Pitbull adds a verse to Wayne's third single from Tha Carter III. Get the original exclusively on iTunes, you cheap bastards.

Lil' Wayne feat. T-Pain and Pitbull - Got Money (Remix) [click to download]

MJ feat. Sean Kingston - She Makes Me Feel

Disclaimer: MJ is not "the" MJ. Frankly, I think it's lame to even name yourself this. It's a complete disrespect to the greatest pop star ever. That's right, ain't shit changed since 1982.

Nonetheless, solid pre-game summer song...right?

MJ feat. Sean Kingston - She Makes Me Feel [click to download]

PS How straight does the real MJ look in that photo? He was still pimpin' back in '88!

Snoop Dogg - Rida Man

Calvin's puffed-up take on the Spider-Man theme.

Snoop Dogg - Rida Man [click to download]

Rick Ross feat. Pharrell - Get Down

Rick Ross feat. Pharrell - Get Down [click to download]

John Legend feat. Andre 3000 - Green Light (Snippet)

Real music. Very, very, very down.

Sorry for the low quality and short length, it'll be out sooner than later.

John Legend feat. Andre 3000 - Green Light [click to download]

V.I.C. (featuring everybody) - Get Silly Remix

I flat-out despised this song when it first dropped...but just like any other song that doesn't disappear from the radio, it eventually grows on you. I still hate Soulja Boy, though.

V.I.C. (featuring Big Kuntry, Polow Da Don, Jermaine Dupri, Bun B, E-40, DJ Unk and Pitbull) - "Get Silly" remix [click to download]

VIDEO: UGK 4 Life Trailer

Kid Cudi feat. Pitbull - Day 'n Nite (Remix)

Cannot WAIT for the Cudi mixtape.

Kid Cudi feat. Pitbull - Day 'n Nite (Remix) [click to download]

VIDEO: T.I. laughs off Shawty Lo

I haven't been posting anything on this Shawty Lo vs. T.I. debacle, mainly because I don't think there's much to talk about. If you have no idea what I'm referring to, check out YouTube or some shit.

Anywho, I thought this interview with Sway from MTV was worth posting, and hopefully the rivalry (or lack thereof) will end on this note. Frankly, who gives a shit where T.I. is from?

VIDEO: Speedknot Mobstaz feat. Twista - Feeling Myself

I'm a closet Twista fan. Oops, I guess the secret's out.

Ice Cube - Do Your Thang

Ice Cube - Do Your Thang [click to download]

VIDEO: Weezer - Pork and Beans

Leave it to Weezer to make a video that's as hilarious as it is relevant.

Wale Triple-Post

Three new Wale joints below. Get his new Seinfeld-inspired mixtape, aptly titled The Mixtape About Nothing, on Friday at; these first two are leaks from the mixtape.

Wale feat. Skyzoo - The Hacksaw Jim Duggan [click to download]
("I'm Ginobili on the shot, go and post it on ya' blog" = FIRE)

Wale - The Crazy [click to download]
("I'm not sayin' that I'm Nasir / I'm just sayin' rap's dead when I'm not here" = MO' FIRE)

X.O. feat. Wale - Rid'n (Remix) [click to download]

BONUS: Peep The Washington Post's glowing review on Wale and the mixtape. Big things poppin' for my boy!

VIDEO: Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes

Give me a late pass for this one, my bad.

Robin Thicke - Magic

Rarely will I post a song that isn't meant for sharing, and/or if it's available legally (i.e. on iTunes). But damn, Thicke killed it on this one.

This version isn't very high-quality, but what can you do...album in stores at the end of the summer.

Robin Thicke - Magic [click to download]

Xzibit - Dying to Live

Off the new X-Files movie's soundtrack, in which X stars. Condolences to X and his fam on the loss of his newborn son.

Xzibit - Dying to Live [click to download]

VIDEO: Kanye West - Flashing Lights (Version #2)

Apparently Yeezy made three versions of this vid, maybe more.

VIDEO: Wale and Justice - W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Izza Kizza - Here I Iz

I remember a lot of y'all enjoyed the last Izza Kizza song I posted (link here), and here's the latest. Looking forward to this release (on Timbo's Mosely Music Group).

Izza Kizza - Here I Iz [click to download]

Crack is (still) whack

Let me set the scene for you here: We are in crackhead Pete Doherty's house, and crackhead)Amy Winehouse is seated to your right as she attempts to play guitar. That's Amy's goddaughter singing, as the two cover Alicia Keys' "If I Ain't Got You." Wow, I really am speechless for this one.

Tonight in SF

Come see my boy J-Mo.

New T-Pain album due in September

This from Billboard:

T-Pain is eyeing a Sept. 30 release for his third album, "Thr33 Ringz," which will be released by Konvict Muzik/Zomba. The first single, "Snap You Fingers" featuring Lil' Wayne, is expected to hit radio next month.

And that's how I will end the day's posts. What up, Andy?

Donnis - L.O.V.E.

DJ Benzi has taken Atlanta's Donnis under his wing, and here's a brand new single from the up-and-comer. Check the archives for another jam by this dude.

Donnis - L.O.V.E. [click to listen/download]

Atmosphere on Conan

Performing "You." Shout-out to everyone but Frank.

Krazy Fiesta Remix

Krazy Fiesta always adds a special touch to his remixes, and follows suit with this gem.

Looptroop Rockers - The Building (Krazy Fiesta Remix) [click to download]

Jamtech Foundation feat. Busy Signal - Pounds of Dro

Discobelle is hosting this track exclusively -- a reggae joint fused for an electro sound. Down.

Jamtech Foundation feat. Busy Signal - Pounds of Dro [click to listen/download]

VIDEO: Flight of the Conchords - Ladies of the World

Hilarmo (duh).

Bun B feat. Mike Jones and Slim Thug - City of the Swang

Have I mentioned II Trill is in stores?

Bun B feat. Mike Jones and Slim Thug - City of the Swang [click to download]

Kenna feat. Lupe Fiasco - Say Goodbye to Love

As the photo suggests, Kenna has been completely overlooked over the years and is actually quite a talented dude. Lupe Fiasco gives a little extra flavor to this track, which was originally on Kenna's 2007 album Make Sure They See My Face.

Kenna feat. Lupe Fiasco - Say Goodbye to Love [click to download]

Mickey Factz - Good Money

Produced by 9th Wonder.

Mickey Factz - Good Money [click to download]

Common feat. Pharrell - Universal Mind Control

The first leak from Common's new album, due this summer. Com wasn't kidding about sounding more electronic, was he?

Common feat. Pharrell - Universal Mind Control [click to download]

VIDEO: Usher - Moving Mountains

Album drops Tuesday.

Trae - Don't F**k With Me

Trae - Don't Fuck With Me [click to download]

LL Cool J feat. Lil' Mo - I Cry

Pretty odd that L named this song "I Cry," considering Ja Rule had a song, also featuring Lil' Mo, with the exact same name back in the day...

LL Cool J feat. Lil' Mo - I Cry [click to download]

What did John McCain say to Young Jeezy?

New York Magazine had a hilarious caption for this video, from the end of last weekend's SNL finale:

It took the closing seconds of this weekend's actually pretty funny season finale of Saturday Night Live to finally bring these two titans together, one the Republican nominee for president, the other a crack rapper of platinum sales and dubious lyrical ability. John McCain was there for a spot on "Weekend Update," and Young Jeezy came to do his verse of musical guest Usher's "Love in This Club," but, happily, both appeared onstage together during host Steve Carell's signoff. After the senator finishes speaking to Usher, (around the twenty-second mark), he turns, pats Jeezy on the stomach, and says something — but what? "I love that song 'Go Getta'"? "How are things in the trap these days?" "I have to be leaving, but I won't let that come between us, okay?" Sadly, the world may never know.

Jay Electronica - New Royales

A new joint from the most talked-about artist who's yet to actually do anything exciting.

Jay Electronica - New Royales [click to download]

Polow Da Don named Songwriter of the Year

This, from HipHopDX:

held its 56th annual Pop Awards Tuesday night, and the top honor went to Polow Da Don. The former Jim Crow member, who has reinvented himself an A-list pop producer, was named Songwriter of the Year. Polow saw at least four songs which he either shared writing and or production credits on spend over 10 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

Fergie's singles "London Bridge" and "Glamorous" spent 12 weeks and 17 weeks on the charts respectively, pushing her album, The Dutchess, past double-platinum sales. The Pussycat Dolls "Buttons" peaked at number three and also spent 39 weeks on the Hot 100. Meanwhile, Rich Boy's platinum-selling single "Throw Some D's" peaked at number one while spending 22 weeks on the Hot 100. Polow also crafted hits for Young Buck, Ludacris, Jamie Foxx, Ciara and R. Kelly. Previous winners of the award include Sean "The Pen" Garrett (2007), Lil John (2006), Irv Gotti (2003).

Saigon splits with Atlantic

"I'm not that excited about going to a major label," Saigon says. "They would have to make it so I'm set for the rest of my life. They want too much for the little that they're giving."

Read all about it here. I wonder if dude will ever put out this album? Anywho, here's a new track from Turtle's bitch:

Saigon - Believe It [click to download]

VIDEO: Wyclef Interview with CNN

Read more about Wyclef's new partnership between his Haiti foundation and the World Food Programme here.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

VIDEOS: Countdown to Tha Carter III, Pts. 1 & 2

A heavily recommended watch for all you Weezy fans out there.

VIDEO: Jean Grae - Love Thirst

Peep the archives of this blog to cop the remix featuring Busta Rhymes...

Little Brother - Black Light Special

9th Wonder produced this track from Little Brother's upcoming mixtape, due June 10.

Little Brother - Black Light Special [click to download]

Nas' N-word song...and his explanation

Check the song below, and check out this piece from AllHipHop with words from Nasir explaining the track.

Nas - N.I.G.G.E.R. (The Slave and the Master) [click to download]

VIDEO: Bun B promoting the new album

II Trill in stores today...go get it!

BONUS: Check out this great article from SOHH where Bun admits to teaching Lil' Wayne how to rap...

Monday, May 19, 2008

Remember The Name: Lykke Li

I'm not quite sure if it's a) the move to San Francisco, b) being in the long-dist relaysh, or c) not being around a frat house for awhile, but I've been listening to a lot more female singers lately. Probably a combination of all three...just don't tell my pledge trainer.

Granted, many of these songstresses (Adele, Duffy, Sia, etc.) have actual talent and are far more gifted than the Britneys and Jessicas from middle I can't feel that bad about it, right?

Anywho, my latest flavor of the week is Lykke Li. Her new EP is currently available on iTunes for under 4 bucks; the album drops soon.

Did my balls just get smaller?

VIDEO: Sia - The Girl You Lost to Cocaine

Sia is so crazy, but in a totally awesome way.

Daddy Yankee feat. Bounty Killer - Controlando El Area

REGGAETON!!!! What up, Acapulco '06 and '08?

Daddy Yankee feat. Bounty Killer - Controlando El Area [click to download]

VIDEO: Rick Ross feat. Nelly & Avery Storm - Here I Am / Maybach Music

No Hova on the "Maybach" part of the vid :-(

So Awful It's Awesome

This is just ridic. This song was bad before Tila hopped on, but now it's downright horrendous.

Hot Rod feat. Tila Tequila & Beau Dozier - I Like To Fuck [click to download]

Chili's + Music

This, from Fox Business:

Accessible via the "Fun" section of the Chili's Grill & Bar website, the new Chili's Radio Network features new artists, great hits and contemporary music designed to "Pepper In Some Fun" throughout a listeners' day, wherever they are. While in-restaurant music is programmed for specific times of day and customized for restaurants by location, the far-reaching nature of web radio gives Chili's the ability to help listeners discover new music by supplementing its playlists with unique, lesser known tracks and artists.

This isn't really exciting news, but any excuse to write about the best restaurant known to man. And I can totally go for some queso right about now...

Nas changes controversial album title

A representative for Def Jam has confirmed to that hip-hop artist Nas has made an eleventh-hour decision to change the title of his new album from N----- to simply Nas.

I wonder if Nas will fight this at all.

Read the whole article here. Album in stores July 1.

VIDEO: Idle Warship feat. Chester French - Fall Back

Web video of Talib's goodbye letter to Hillary. Get the audio here.

VIDEO: License II Trill

License II Trill from jeff on Vimeo.

And since Jay-Z is in the news again today, here's this old one:

Deconstructing Jay-Z: Losing My Religion from jeff on Vimeo.

VIDEO: Ron Burgundy interviews Tom Brokaw

Ferrell added this to his Funny or Die site a few days ago, and anything Anchorman-related is automatically making its way to this blog.

Mash-Up: Nelly Furtado vs. Turbonegro

Another solid mash from DJ Schmolli. Spotted and snatched from Culture Bully.

DJ Schmooli - Say It Right and Fuck the World (Nelly Furtado vs. Turbonegro) [click to listen/download]

VIDEO: Ron Carroll - Nike Song

I'm pretty sure I like any and every song with the word "Nike" in it. Dope remix to the track below:

Ron Carroll - Nike Song (Bart B-More Remix) [click to download]

Remember The Name: Late Of The Pier

Pretty sweet electro/rock group from across the pond. If you like that track, check out the remix below. A little nutzo, but interesting:

Late Of The Pier - Focker (Rolmops Remix) [click to download]

Google me, baby!

The original of this track was pretty effin' corny/cheesy/shitty, but Konjoined hooks Teyana a favor for this remix.

Teyana Taylor - Google Me (Konjoined Remix) [click to download]

For those who haven't heard the original, produced by Jazze Pha for Star Trak Records, here's the video: