Posts Tagged ‘Rap

17
Sep
08

Fly.Union – Close Doors, Open Windows (2008)[Mixtape] + Music Video

Hosted by the indieground God mixtape DJ, Mick Boogie, Close Doors, Open Windows is personally my first glimpse into the up & coming Ohio group, Fly.Union. I’ve previously listened to some of the tracks from the mixtape on Myspace and peeped the video for Big Trucks, and I must admit this entire mixtape has the possiblity of making it until my ipod. Composed of group members, Jerreau (MC), L.E. (MC), JSwifa (Producer), and Eyeon (Producer), the collective has managed to create an interesting sound in which old school & new school mesh to make something which appeals to the old heads, but is viably radio-friendly. While remaining conscious even on tracks with titles like “Big Trucks” the group always has enough swagger to make you feel like you’re listening to a top 40 radio station. Lil’ Wayne like flows, Cool Kids like production, Kidz in the Hall like lyrics… what a Fly.Union. Peep the video for the “Big Trucks” and d/l the mixtape after the jump.

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16
Sep
08

Johnson&Jonson – J&J (2008) [Music Video]

I’ve had the leak of this album since December ’07, but I can’t wait for the legit release. Will def be copping that shit. Check the video (and look up the other Johnson&Jonson music video on here or on youtube).  Blu murked that shit.

16
Sep
08

Charles Hamilton – And Then They Played Dilla (2008)[Mixtape]

Dilla + Charles Hamilton. Remixed beats, new lyrics. I’ve been up all night waiting on this joint to drop, so just peep it already. If you’re unfamiliar with Charles Hamilton, all you need to know is down to earth ass producer/MC from Harlem who (at such a young age) is set to change the game for 2009. This is one in a series of mixtape he’s dropping in a very limited amount of time. Right now I’d usually tell you who dude sounds like but, yo, it’s 2:30 in the fucking morning. Just download the motherfucking mixtapes and give shouts to CH here and if you want to hear more of his mixtapes in the ongoing series check out this page for a listing.

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15
Sep
08

Rashaan Ahmad – The Push (2008)

Guaranteed this link will be down shortly, so preview it while you can.

It’s been four long years since the release of Crown City Rocker’s debut LP  Earthtones, and while we’ve been patiently waiting for a follow-up to the Oakland crew’s brilliant grade of hip-hop, there’s still no word of a CCR sophomore release. So what are we to do besides replay Earthtones & The Mission EP over and over again until we’ve learned every key and chord? Well Rashaan Ahmad, the frontman & MC of the crew, has the answer. Listen to his long awaited new album, The Push. The album does not have the same ring as what you’d expect from a Crown City Rocker’s album (which is to be expected since there’s no live band backing him this time), but the album is appealing to the golden era & boom-bap sensibilities of your pickiest of heads. Lyrics get an A, production gets an A-. I’m not willing to put money on it quite yet, but with this release of this joint, Rashaan Ahmad may soon be up for a God MC award in the near future. Check the album and if you enjoy it as much as I have, do yourself a favor and buy it here

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15
Sep
08

Q-Tip – Gettin’ Up (2008)[Single + Music Video]

It was recently announced there’s no future plans for a re-union Tribe album, but at least we have Tip’s solo debut to look forward to (dropping later in the Fall). Check Tip’s first single in a long ass 9 years and def. cop the LP when it drops.

Download: Gettin’ Up.mp3

15
Sep
08

Himalayan Project – Broken World [2007][VBR] + Middle Passage [2002][192kbps]

Download Middle Passage after the jump.

Sneak Peek Track
Download Album

Himalayan Project – 01 – Firewithin (Intro)
Himalayan Project – 02 – Broken World
Himalayan Project – 03 – Rip The Skin
Himalayan Project – 04 – Guerilla Wordsmiths
Himalayan Project – 05 – Satisfied
Himalayan Project – 06 – Been Around The World
Himalayan Project – 07 – Manchild
Himalayan Project – 08 – Chloe’s Theme
Himalayan Project – 09 – About A Girl
Himalayan Project – 10 – Go-Back
Himalayan Project – 11 – Firewithin (Outro) (Plus Bonus Track)
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15
Sep
08

Kid Cudi – A Kid Named Cudi (2008)[Mixtape]

Kid Cudi (aka The Man On The Moon) has been getting a lot of buzz lately for his unique blend of hip-hop and bit of electronica as well as his co-sign from big named cats like Kanye West & Pharell. If you like acts like The Cool Kids, Wale, & Jay Electronica you’ll probably love dude and if you’re into acts like Santogold & MIA you’ll be able to appreciate what this cat does as well. Peep the mixtape (if you’re late enough to not have downloaded it until now), and when his debut LP drops, cop it.

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