Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
More election-flavored hip-hop, this time courtesy of Dres from Black Sheep.
The Beatles today confirmed that the first computer-focused release of their music will come through a deal with Rock Band maker Harmonix as well as its partner MTV. The unnamed title, now said to be separate from the Rock Band series in contrast to earlier claims by others, will be devoted solely to the Beatles and should represent a progression through their music. Both of the surviving Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, have contributed input to the project along with widows Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono Lennon.
They beat iTunes to the punch. Read all about it here.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Just in time for Halloween...
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Big Sean is the latest signing to G.O.O.D. Music, aka Kanye's label -- which is also home to artists including John Legend, Common and Kid Cudi.
Not too impressed by this beat and/or spit, but hopefully Kanye hasn't completely lost it and we'll hear some better stuff soon.
Big Sean - Billionaire [click to download]
Monday, October 27, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
...you're gonna love this site I found today.
Backstory: My roommates and I are having a 3-team fantasy basketball draft tonight, and Steve thought it would be a grand idea to have a power hour be our stopwatch for timing picks. Great idea, right?
So anywho, I'm looking for new power hour mixes online (since my self-made H-Town Heroes mix is beyond overplayed), and I stumble upon TheseArePowerfulHours.com.
The amount of mixes on this site -- all available for free streaming and/or download -- is unbelievable. Your livers will suffer, but your ears will rejoice. Enjoy!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Absolutely, positively, my favorite R&B record of '08. I have been blasting the bejezus out of this in my T-Blazer.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
2. David Banner,Busta Rhymes,Talib Kweli “Black President” Rmx pt1 *
3. Barack Obama “Stand Up”*
4. Nas Speaks on Politics
5. Styles P and Cassidy “Make It Out”*
6. Jay-z Speaks “The American Dream”
7. Barack Obama “One Mic, One People”
8. Russell Simmons Speaks on Obama
9. Joe Budden, Twista, John Mayer “Waiting on the World to Change 2008″
10. Angie Martinez “Yes We Need A Mixtape!!”
11. Kanye West,Malik Yusef “Promised land
12. Wale, Rhymefest, Christina K, Royce 5′9 “Black President” RMX Pt2*
13. Barack Obama “My Life”*
14. Jay-Z "Lick a Shot"
15. Russell Simmons on Change
16. Wyclef “Obama for President”
17. Charles Hamilton “The Moment”
18. Find ur Dreams (interlude) *
19. George Bush’s Highlight Reel
20. Mikkey Halsted “King George” *
21. Obama on Hip-Hop
22. Joel Ortiz feat Dante Hawkins “Letter To Obama” *
23. Akon , U.M. “Aint No Sunshine” *
24. Qadir, Dwayne (Invasion) “Its My Time
25. Johnny Polygon (Invasion),Amanda Diva “Colorblind” *
26. Mavado “We Need Barack” *
27. Jay-Z / Gabe Real “What We Need” (Speech)
28. Qadir “Yes We Can” Outro
Download it here.
Monday, October 13, 2008
...not really. Kinda funny, though.
BONUS: Joy Denalane made a pro-Obama version of her song "Change," featuring Lupe Fiasco.
Little-known fact is that DDoff picked this song as an iTunes Single of the Week back when he was still interning. Two years later, the track is now getting some real legs. Just sayin'...
Obama and Joy - Change from John Mc Kinsey on Vimeo.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Wale feat. Skyzoo - 5 Minutes [click to download]
M.I.A. feat. Wale - Boyz (Remix) [click to download]
**For the record, Wale isn't just hopping on the M.I.A. bandwagon. He recorded this ages before Hova or anyone else...read here for more.
Off Green Lantern's Obama mixtape.
DJ Green Lantern feat. David Banner, Busta Rhymes and Talib Kweli - Black President, Pt. 1 [click to download]
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Murs was telling me last week how he had to put up so much cash for this Michael Jackson sample. Looks like it was worth it, 'cause this is an instant classic for the formerly-indie MC.
Saw him live on Tuesday, and it sounds great in person, too. He would've never been able to afford this sample while he was on Def Jux, so congrats to dude for being picked up by Warner...
Poor Mike. This track originally had a verse from Lil Wayne, plus the chorus was sung by T-Pain, not his redheaded step-cousin Trey Songz. And he couldn't even get Twista to appear in the video? Damn, son.
Oh, well. At least dude lost some serious weight. Nice work on one front, Mikey.
Remember when Juelz was cool? This was probably recorded back then.
Juelz Santana and Lil Wayne - I Can't Feel My Face [click to download]
BONUS: If you never saw this, you missed out on some real hilarity:
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
A far cry from "Resurrection," but we all know Com's been expanding his game for ages now...
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Off the upcoming 007 soundtrack.
The name's Doff...Deeeee-Doff.
Sweet little redux of the Lykke joint.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Remember this shit? I sure do.
I specifically recall walking the halls of Parkhill Junior High reading that XXL mag with the three of them on the cover. "Murder Inc." would have been the hottest shit around back in '99, baby! Now look at 'em...so sad.