Thursday, October 30, 2008

Dres - The Choice is Yours (Taster's Choice Remix)

More election-flavored hip-hop, this time courtesy of Dres from Black Sheep.

VIDEO: Akon feat. Young Jeezy & Lil Wayne - I'm So Paid

Are You There, Jah? It's Me, Ras-Trent!

In case you haven't seen it yet...

Beatles reach deal with makers of Rock Band

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.

VIDEO: T-Pain feat. DJ Khaled - "Karaoke"

With a cameo by Mr. West.

Jay-Z Double-Post

Old live gems, recently liberated by DJ Green Lantern.

Jay-Z - Heart of the City (Sunday Bloody Sunday Remix) [click to download]

Jay-Z feat. Chris Martin - Heart of the City (London Remix) [click to download]

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Viva La Hova!

Download an entire mixtape dedicated to the Coldplay/Jay-Z collabo, right here.

For more info, visit the Viva La Hova website.

Big Sean - Billionaire

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]

Duffy feat. Wale - Warwick Avenue (Remix)

You read that correctly. Only Wale...

Duffy feat. Wale - Warwick Avenue (Remix) [click to download]

Monday, October 27, 2008

Asher Roth - The Reading

Produced by Nottz.

Asher Roth - The Reading [click to download]

dead prez - PolitricKKKs

It's bigger than hip-hop...

dead prez - PolitricKKKs [click to download]

Santogold - You'll Find A Way (Switch & Sinden Remix)

Santogold - You'll Find A Way (Switch & Sinden Remix) [click to download]

Busta Rhymes actin' a fool

Doin' his "Arab Money" dance on Big Boy's neighborhood.

Jay Smooth's Poem for the Young Voter

Don't "let it out of your hands like Leon Lett," y'all.

Dude's a genius.

Trick Trick feat. Eminem - Who Want It

In related news, Em's new album drops December 23. Click for more.

Trick Trick feat. Eminem - Who Want It [click to download]

Soulja Boy teaches the "Bird Walk"

Reez already has this memorized and down to a T.

TRAILER: Notorious (Extended)

MTV recaps the BET Hip-Hop Awards

Holiday Inn Express goes gangsta

Saw this on SNL, props to Ely for reminding me.

Jedi Mind Tricks - Godflesh

These guys are still going strong. New album 11/11.

Jedi Mind Tricks - Godflesh [click to download]

Black Milk feat. Royce Da 5"9 - Losing Out

One of the game's more underrated MCs, on what I think is quite the beat.

Black Milk feat. Royce Da 5"9 - Losing Out [click to download]

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

VIDEO: Feist - "Honey Honey"

Feist - Honey Honey from on Vimeo.

Fleet Foxes just shot an eerily similar video. Not sure who made whose first...

DDoff Daily, the only place on the 'net where you'll find Feist and Trae posted one-after-another!

Trae - Streets Advocate

Trae - Streets Advocate [click to download]

If you like Power Hours...'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

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!

Where the "A Milli" Sample came from

"I Left My Wallet in El Segundo (Vampire Mix)," by A Tribe Called Quest.

XXL "Top of the Class" Cover Shoot

Featuring DDoff Daily mainstays Wale, Kid Cudi, Asher Roth, and more. Further proof that blogs bring you that good ish more quickly than the old media.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Murs - Can It Be (Time Lapse Mural)

Q-Tip feat. Eve - Gettin' Up (Remix)

Is that an "All About the Benjamins" sample I hear? Crazy.

Shout-out to the SSA 7th Grade talent show! Yea, I said it!

Q-Tip feat. Eve - Gettin' Up (Remix) [click to download]

Kanye West - Heartless

Kanye West - Heartless [click to download]

Saigon feat. Lil' Fate - WW4

Off a new 6-song EP being put out by Paul Rosenberg next week.

Saigon feat. Lil' Fate - WW4 [click to download]

B.o.B. - Hip-Hop Ain't Dead (The Future)

Bob has been hit-or-miss lately, but I'm down with this one.

B.o.B. - Hip-Hop Ain't Dead (The Future) [click to download]

Lupe Fiasco - Accept the Troubles

Lupe Fiasco - Accept the Troubles [click to download]

The Real: "Don't Buy Albums"

PSA: Don't Buy Albums from jeff on Vimeo.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Hilarmo Alert: A literal music video

Tears for Fears video gets re-hashed, with literal lyrics included. Pretty funny.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

VIDEO: Anthony Hamilton feat. David Banner - "I'm Cool"

Absolutely, positively, my favorite R&B record of '08. I have been blasting the bejezus out of this in my T-Blazer.

Wale - Ridin' in That Black Joint

On the soundtrack to some video game that I don't care about, since it isn't NBA 2K9.

Wale - Ridin' in That Black Joint [click to download]

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Knux - Fire

Album in stores 10/28. Down.

The Knux - Fire [click to download]

DJ Green Lantern & Russell Simmons Present: YES WE CAN - The Obama Mixtape

Track listing:

1. Intro
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.

The Real: "Fall Out Day"

Fall Out Day from jeff on Vimeo.

The Real's take on Groundhog Day, with a Pete Wentz twist.

VIDEO: Q-Tip - "Move"

Q-Tip - "Move" from Three/21 Films on Vimeo.

Directed by Rik Cordero. Bears a striking resemblance to another video, which apparently is not embeddable.

Still not sick of this stuff...

Trae feat. Bun B and Lil Keke - Grey Cassette

Trae the Truth!!

Trae feat. Bun B and Lil Keke - Grey Cassette [click to download]

New MacBooks...


The Ultimate Girlfriend

Er, second-best girlfriend. Duh.

Monday, October 13, 2008

E-40 feat. Snoop Dogg and The Game - Pain No More

E-40 feat. Snoop Dogg and The Game - Pain No More [click to download]

McCain's new Lupe

...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.

VIDEO: T-Pain feat. Ludacris - Chopped N Skrewed

I'm dizzy.

Statik Selektah feat. Bun B & Cory Mo - Get Out the Way

Statik Selektah feat. Bun B & Cory Mo - Get Out the Way [click to download]

N.O.R.E. feat. Pharrell - Watch Me Now

N.O.R.E. feat. Pharrell - Watch Me Now [click to download]

Remember Noreaga and The Neptunes' first collaboaration? You know, when Pharrell Williams wasn't just "Pharrell" yet? Check it out:

Lupe Fiasco feat. Rich Boy & C-Murder - That's Life

Quite the unlikely trio on this one. No clue what it's from, but it's solid.

Lupe Fiasco feat. Rich Boy & C-Murder - That's Life [click to download]

This is scaring the bejezus out of me.

T.I. on CNN


I just hope we're #1 for longer than 6 days. If this video isn't enough, check this out.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fire. Up. Period.

It's 12:25 p.m., at OU still sucks. Hook 'em.

Wale Double-Post

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 here for more.

DJ Green Lantern feat. David Banner, Busta Rhymes and Talib Kweli - Black President, Pt. 1

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

VIDEO: Nas feat. The Game and Chris Brown - The World Go Round

I got in some trouble with the Internet Police for posting the remix to this song, but hopefully the pigs won't mind me posting this video.

VIDEO: Murs - Can It Be

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...

VIDEO: Mike Jones feat. Trey Songz and Twista - Cuddy Buddy

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.

Juelz Santana and Lil Wayne - I Can't Feel My Face

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:

M.I.A. feat. Jay-Z - Boyz (Remix)

Good to know that the hip-hop world finally woke up to Mia since "Swagger Like Us" dropped.

M.I.A. feat. Jay-Z - Boyz (Remix) [click to download]

Monday, October 6, 2008

VIDEO: Murs - Lookin' Fly

Taken from fan footage at Rock the Bells. See me?

Hopefully we'll see some more die-hards at Murs' show at the Independent tomorrow night. New album -- Murs for President -- is dope, go get one!

VIDEO: Common feat. Pharrell - Universal Mind Control

A far cry from "Resurrection," but we all know Com's been expanding his game for ages now...

VIDEO: Tech N9ne - Like Yeah

Tech N9ne is one of few examples where NOT changing your style over a decade is a good thing. This one coming just in time for Halloween season...'cause Tech is one scary-ass dude!

Mickey Factz's Top 5 (to Smash, not MCs)

Factz professes his love for Megan Fox, Meagan Good, Jessica Biel, Lauren London and Halle Berry.

The Real: "Good Grief, Jimmy Jones!"

Good Grief, Jimmy Jones from jeff on Vimeo.

Bun B's Post-Ike Tour of Texas

VIDEO: Busta does the Arab Money dance

Thursday, October 2, 2008

HILARMO ALERT: T-Pain vs. His Vocoder

See more T-Pain videos at Funny or Die

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

Off the upcoming 007 soundtrack.

The name's Doff...Deeeee-Doff.

VIDEO: Ratatat - Shempi

Ratatat had a bunch of crazy imagery like this when I caught 'em a couple weeks ago...which is quite the trip when you're under the influence.

VIDEO: Lykke Li & Bon Iver - Dance Dance Dance (Acoustic)

Sweet little redux of the Lykke joint.

Diddy Blog: "Sarah Palin Scares Me"

It cracks me up that Diddy goes through this kind of effort. Enjoy the debates, everybody.

The Parker Report: Should rappers use Autotune?

A panel featuring T.I., DJ Drama, Big Kuntry King and Alfamega.

Don't tell T-Pain...

50 Cent - 50 for President

Somebody gimme a late pass for this one, I've been mad busy this week.

Now that I'm listening, sounds like I didn't miss nothing. Big surprise.

50 Cent - 50 for President [click to download]

T.I. feat. T-Pain - Propane

This one didn't make it to Paper Trail. This version is covered with radio tags, sorry gang.

T.I. feat. T-Pain - Propane [click to download]

Kid Sister feat. David Banner - Family Reunion

Diplo produced this new Kid Sister track, featuring David Banner.

Not my fave KS track to date, but anything new by this chick gets me tickled. Download it here.

Ey gurrl.

Termanology - Hold That

Produced by Pete Rock. Album in stores now, go cop that.

Termanology - Hold That [click to download]

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

VIDEO: Ja Rule talks about failed Jay-Z/DMX Supergroup

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 ' sad.

David Banner - When You Hear What I Got To Say

David Banner - When You Hear What I Got To Say [click to download]

The Real: Jew Hefner

Investment Lloyd Banks from jeff on Vimeo.

Wale - Hate

Apparently this was recorded for The Wire years ago, and just came out of the vaults.

Speaking of (what seems like) years ago, peep that pic I found! Props to D. Weis for coming through last year.

Wale - Hate [click to download]

You know you're a stoner when... can roll a J with one hand. And we all know that B Real is definitely a stoner. Watch and learn.

Strong Arm Steady feat. Paul Wall - 16 (Fifteen Bricks)

Strong Arm Steady feat. Paul Wall - 16 (Fifteen Bricks) [click to download]

E-40 feat. Gucci Mane and Bun B - The Recipe

E-40 feat. Gucci Mane and Bun B - The Recipe [click to download]