Monday, September 22, 2008

VIDEO: Kidz in the Hall feat. Estelle - Love Hangover

Love Hangover - Kidz in the Hall feat Estelle

VIDEO: D4W - Down 4 Wuteva

Song blows, but I'm giving them points for sampling the "NBA on NBC" song. Shout-out to my main man Marv Albert.

New Boyz II Men (for serious)

Y'all are trippin' if you think I'm too cool to post this right here.

New album 2009.

Boyz II Men - 100% [click to download]

Girls Love Me. (Duh)

New 'ish from the dude who produced "A Milli." Repeating that kind of success just ain't gon' happen with this one.

Bangladesh feat. Busta Rhymes and Rick Ross - Girls Love Me [click to download]

John Legend feat. Kanye West - It's Over

PLEASE, Kanye. Put down the vocoder. You are not T-Pain.


John Legend feat. Kanye West - It's Over [click to download]

BONUS: Legend covers U2, below...

John Legend - Pride (In the Name of Love) [click to download]

Paris/Tokyo Double-Post

If this song could talk it would ask, "hey kids, remember me?"...

Lupe Fiasco feat. Pharrell, Q-Tip and Sarah Green - Paris, Tokyo (Remix) [click to download]

Lupe Fiasco - Paris, Tokyo (Free Jazz Remix) [click to download]

Busta Rhymes - Arab Money

More Busta coming soon, but not on Aftermath.

Busta Rhymes - Arab Money [click to download]

Malik Yusef feat. Kanye West and Adam Levine - Promised Land

Some inspirational ish off the new Obama campaign album, featuring some other big names.

Malik Yusef feat. Kanye West and Adam Levine - Promised Land [click to download]

Chamillionaire and Trae help out Ike victims

Chillin' at Sharpstown Mall in the H...word.

Brother Ali Freestyle

Shout-out to Frank and Sudit...actually, I retract that shout-out. Just be happy you have a good MC in Miserable-sota.

Robin Thicke feat. Wale - Magic (Mark Ronson Remix)

My co-worker said it precisely when he called this my dream man-crush collabo.

Robin Thicke feat. Mary J. Blige & Wale - Magic (Mark Ronson Remix) [click to download]

Thursday, September 18, 2008

James Pants - Ka$h (A-Trak Remix)

A fresh redux from the always-fresh A-Trak.

You can cop James' ever-dope Welcome album here.

James Pants - Ka$h (A-Trak Remix) [click to download]

VIDEO: Camp Lo - Lumdi

I posted the audio for this way back in February, but the video has finally arrived. Click that link if you like it.

Rando-Post: Ninja Cat

This is why cats scare the shit out of me.

Wale feat. Xscape - I Will

That's right, Xscape. Remember them? Me, either. Maybe this will refresh you.

Anywho, the song samples this one. Whoever digs up these old R&B hooks, props to you sons. Fresh update from Wale below:

Wale feat. Xscape - I Will [click to download]

007: Alicia Keys & Jack White - Another Way to Die

This is a radio rip from a foreign country, but pretty interesting. The track will be featured on the soundtrack to the new James Bond film, titled Quantum of Solace.

Nothing is ever out of the question for these two.

Alicia Keys & Jack White - Another Way to Die [click to download]

T.I. feat. Ludacris & B.o.B. - On Top of the World

T.I. feat. Ludacris & B.o.B. - On Top of the World [click to download]

R. Kelly speaks about trial; Flex responds vigilantly.

So in case you haven't heard about R. Kelly's first open interview since being acquitted, read up here. Check out Flex's response up there. He means business.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New Sia video in sign language

Just what I'd expect from such a talent. If you still haven't heard Some People Have Real Problems, please wake the eff up and learn.

Promo: Jake One - White Van Music

Roofie Roulette. Not for me.

Speechless. Be sure to watch the whole thing.

Shout-out to KittyKizat. Props to PMW for the find.

TRL shutting down after 10 years.

...probably because nobody knows the name of that guy on the left.

There will be a big 2-hour finale on a Saturday in November. MTV plans to have all the classic TRL mainstays -- NSYNC, BSB, Britney, Eminem, etc. -- in attendance. Read more here from Billboard and here from CNN.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Got Money - The ROCK Remix

Johnathan Davis (of Korn) got together with Slipknot to make this hard-hitting Lil Wayne cover.

Hearing the Korn dude use a T-Pain machine is straight-up laughable.

Johnathan Davis & Slipknot - Got Money [click to download]

VIDEO: The Cool Kids - Delivery Man

VIDEO: Kraak & Smaak - Squeeze Me

One of the best vids I've seen in awhile. Song's pretty dope, too.

B Real feat. Young B - Laugh

MCs LOVE to sample Suzanne Vega.

And I happen to love every single time they do it.

B Real feat. Young B - Laugh [click to download]

Devin the Dude double-post

Shout-out to J-Dubb and the PeepMyWords fam.

Devin the Dude - El Grande Nalgas [click to download]

Devin the Dude - Can't Make It Home [click to download]

Politricks: Tina Fey as Gov. Palin

Newsworthy: Best Buy purchases Napster for $121 Milli

Publish Post

Best Buy says it will keep all of Napster's LA-based staff, including CEO Gorog, on board. (Gorog has a 6.24% stake in his company, which includes options for 1.7 million shares and about 1 million unvested restricted stock units; all of those shares should vest when the deal closes.) In theory, this means that the landscape for digital music subscription services doesn't actually change that much: There's Napster, RealNetworks/MTV's Rhapsody, and Microsoft's Zune pass offering, and none of them have made much impact despite years of effort and millions of dollars burned.

Read the rest here

The Real: Making It Chain

"That was so gangster! You guys wanna go to Pinkberry?" - LMFAO.

Jake One feat. Busta Rhymes and Bishop Lamont - Kissin' The Curb

Sounds painful.

Jake One feat. Busta Rhymes and Bishop Lamont - Kissin' The Curb [click to download]

Kardinal Offishall feat. Pusha T and Lil Wayne - Swag

Kardinal Offishall feat. Pusha T and Lil Wayne - Swag [click to download]

VIDEO: 50 Mocks Kanye

Does Curtis have any friends anymore? Not saying "Love Lockdown" is a good song or nothin', but damn homie. Think of something better next time.

VIDEO: Jay Smooth on Hipster Rap

Word to this.

Jay Smooth is the godfather of hip-hop blogging.

Lil Wayne says "go buy the new Nelly album!"

In stores tomorrow. It's actually not a bad album. Honest!

Fun fact learned from this YouTube clip: Weezy was the only non-St. Lunatics guest rapper on Country Grammar. Nice!

Scarface feat. Lil Wayne and Bun B - Forgot About Me

If this isn't a Dirty South triple-threat, I don't know what is.

This will be blasting outta T-Lo's trunk, coming to an ATX 'hood near you.

Scarface feat. Lil Wayne and Bun B - Forgot About Me [click to download]

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Paul Wall feat. Akon - Girl On Fire

"Skin tone same color as a tater tot"

...if that line doesn't save Paul Wall's career, I don't know what will.

Akon sounds especially nasal on this one. Enjoy.

Paul Wall feat. Akon - Girl On Fire [click to download]

Kanye gets arrested for actin' a fool at the airport

Here's a vid of Yeezy smashing some cameras at the terminal. Not cool, Yeezy.

B.O.B. - I'll Be in the Sky

Don't call B.O.B. just another Southern rapper. Don't even think about it.

B.O.B. - I'll Be in the Sky [click to download]

VIDEO: Q-Tip - "Gettin' Up"

So unbelievably down. (Known as "SUD" to a special few.)

VIDEO: Ludacris feat. Chris Brown & Sean Garrett - What Them Girls Like

Nice specs, Luda.

I'm more excited about "Wish You Would," but this will do.

BONUS: Ludacris feat. Floyd Mayweather - Undisputed [click to download]

Lupe and Kid Cudi at the VMAs

Performing "Superstar" and "Day 'n Nite," respectively. DJ AM and Travis Barker as the house band, too.

Just wanted to remind everybody that Wale performed with Mark Ronson at last year's VMAs and now dude's got a big ol' record deal with Interscope. Y'all know how I feel about both these guys, and now I'm seeing history repeat itself. Somebody get me an A&R job, these ears are too smart.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

VIDEO: Adam Tensta - Dope Boy

The Deck Bros. - Mashalicious

The Deck Brothers have put together a superb mash-up continuous mix. This will be perfect for your next party/throwdown/what-have-you. Click here to check it out.

VIDEO: Termanology feat. Bun B - How We Rock

Kanye West - Love Lockdown

It's here. New album 12/16.

Thoughts? Post in the comments field.

Kanye West - Love Lockdown [click to download]

From the Archives: No Direction, Period

This came out awhile ago, but it still cracks me up. Anyone who has ever listened to a Bob Dylan record should watch this utterly hilarious spoof.

X & Hell - Don't Stop Movin'

Is it hip-hop? Pop? Electro? I can't tell, but it's pretty crazy. Especially at 1:58 a.m.

X & Hell - Don't Stop Movin' [click to download]

BONUS: Two remixes!

X & Hell - Don't Stop Movin' (Dublin Aunts Remix) [click to download]

X& Hell - Don't Stop Movin' (Bassline Mix) [click to download]

Cool Kids T-Shirt

You know I already bought mine. Get yours at

Young Jeezy debuts at #1

Dude sold 260K in week one, not too shabby. Read more about it here, and enjoy a bonus track below:

Young Jeezy - Showtime [click to download]

Do You Believe In Gosh?

Thought you guys would like to know that a new Mitch Hedberg album was released yesterday. Read all about it here, and listen/buy it here.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

M.I.A. - Hit That

Seeing that M.I.A. just blew the fuck up, this seems like an appropriate post. This unreleased track uses a similar chorus to that on "Paper Planes."

Produced by Bangladesh, the man behind "A Milli." You might have heard of it.

M.I.A. - Hit That (Produced by Bangladesh) [click to download]

Maino feat. T.I., Swizz Beatz, Plies, Jadakiss & Fabolous - Hi Hater (Remix)

Particularly loving the "Flava In Ya Ear" homage by T.I. at the beginning.

VIDEO: Pacific Division - Taste

Raphael Saadiq feat. Jay-Z - Oh Girl (Remix)

One of the best to ever do it.

And Jay-Z.

Raphael Saadiq feat. Jay-Z - Oh Girl (Remix) [click to download]

Bishop G feat. Lupe Fiasco - No Pain

Bishop G is Lupe Fiasco's hype man and buddy. Nice guy, with a semi-nice spit.

Bishop G feat. Lupe Fiasco - No Pain [click to download]

Big Boi - Dubbz

Single #3 from Sir Luscious Left Foot.

Antwan, I love you homie, but this one ain't gonna work for radio, either.

Big Boi - Dubbz [click to download]

VIDEO: Izza Kizza - Hello

My crystal ball sees big things coming for Izza. Get your mind right for 2009.

Another Cool Kids Double-Post

Sup, gurl.

The Cool Kids - Gold Chains [click to download]

The Cool Kids - Dreamin' [click to download]

Pitbull - No Thongs

...because Pitbull likes his girls to go commando.

Pitbull - No Thongs [click to download]

Estelle feat. Sean Paul - Come Over (Remix)

Warner wised up and put Estelle's album back on iTunes today. Let's celebrate:

Sean Paul has been showing up on remix after word on a new album, though. Stay tuned.

Estelle feat. Sean Paul - Come Over (Remix) [click to download]

Friday, September 5, 2008

VIDEO: Hot Chip - Wrestlers


Details on Kanye album will be revealed at VMAs...

...this Sunday. He will be performing the new single "Love LockDown." Apparently it's gonna be one big-ass finale with more details coming during/after the performance.

And yes, the rumors are true: "Love LockDown" will be available EXCLUSIVELY on iTunes for two weeks following the VMAs. Say sumthin'.

LL Cool J Old Spice Ad

VIDEO: E-40 feat. Akon - Wake It Up

It says "E-40 featuring Akon," but there's nothing E-40 about this track whatsoever.

Jay Smooth's Ballad of the Little Hater

Jay Smooth is a capital G.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Statik Selektah Presents Consequence - Mr. Popularity

Download this.
Statik Selektah Presents Consequence - Mr. Popularity [click to download]

Estelle sales plummet after removing album from iTunes

From The Urban Daily:

Estelle’s album sales have pretty much dropped to non-existent status after Warner’s greedy little hands yanked the R&B singer’s latest album, Shine, off iTunes in the U.S. reports that the record label chose to pull the album off iTunes to force fans to buy the album in stores because it makes the company more money. Apparently Warner didn’t get the memo that no one buys CDs anymore. Since, the album has dropped from number 38 to number 159 in the US Billboard albums chart and her hit single ‘American Boy’ dropped from number 11 to number 37 in the singles chart.

The record labels still don’t get it: Being greedy selfish bastards is just not working anymore.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

VIDEO: Wiley - Summertime

Wiley - Summertime

All these '80s re-hashes have been hit-or-miss, but I'm down with Wiley. Very funny/cool vid from the Britstar.

BONUS: Click here for the Crookers remix to the song.

Blender says 2Pac is the most overrated thing in music

Ooh, boy. The mailbag people at Blender are gonna be extra busy once this hits the newsstands:

He had insane rock-star charisma. He admirably conceived of a gangsta rapper as a principled rebel. His booming baritone gave bass­lines competition for the most-trunk-rattling part of a hip-hop song. Hell, even Juice hasn’t aged nearly as badly as you’d expect. But while Tupac’s musical highs were epic—the pro-feminist “Keep Ya Head Up,” the terrifying “Hail Mary,” the boisterous “California Love”—that still leaves 15,837 other songs. He was a good rapper, not a great one: The guy larded records with self-mythologizing, mediocre filler that wouldn’t have made Biggie’s “give to Lil’ Cease” file. Maybe someone in his retinue could’ve stepped in during one of those legendary 96-hour recording binges and said, “Pac, instead of laying down this 14-minute rant about how Sun Tzu taught you how to take down the East Coast, how about some Yahtzee?” The man: awesome. The music: somewhat less than awesome.

See the entire list here.

Baron Davis and Steve Nash are...STEP BROTHERS!

Pretty hilar. Apparently Baron loves doing silly shit. If you haven't seen his New Edition roller skates vid, I've posted it below for your convenience:

Drake feat. Lil Wayne - Ransom

My crystal ball doesn't quite see a hit here, but judge for yourself.

Drake feat. Lil Wayne - Ransom [click to download]

Who's coming with me?


Music is their hot, hot sex.

Coming to a voting booth near you...

Props to Ike for the find.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

VIDEO: Lykke Li on Conan (plus a remix!)

Ah, finally. A non-rap post. Sorry for the lack of consistency.

BONUS: Lykke Li - Dance, Dance, Dance (Dada Life Guerilla Edit #4) [click to download]

VIDEO: Strong Arm Steady - Can't Let Go

Not my fave, but I'll always support anything with Kweli's stamp on it.

B Real - Snake Eyes

Off dude's upcoming solo LP.

We're excited about the album and all...but when's the next Cypress Hill joint coming, homie?

B Real - Snake Eyes [click to download]