Logics feat. Geologic & Fice - "The Last Hope"

This version>>>>than the Drake/Kardinal Offishall original version.  Geo of Blue Scholars and Fice hop on the track with Logics.  Gotta show love to the hometown crowd.  Seattle Hip Hop ain't no joke.

Beanie Sigel - "What You Talkin' Bout" (Jay-Z Diss)

Beanie Sigel becomes the latest former Roc-A-Fella artist to go at the former boss (I'm still waiting for Memphis Bleek to grow a pair and stop being Hov's hype man...not that there's anything else there for him).  I'm not entirely sure what to think about the situation, but as a bonus, I've included his very dope guest appearance on OB4CLII.

Beanie Sigel - "What You Talkin' Bout" (Jay-Z Diss)
Bonus - Raekwon feat. Beanie Sigel & Blue Rasberry - "Have Mercy"

Wale – "Beautiful Bliss" feat. Melanie Fiona & J. Cole (prod. DJ Green Lantern & Mark Ronson)

The track I've most been looking forward to hearing off of Attention: Deficit didn't fail to disappoint.  Two of my favorite up and comers, Wale and J-Dot, rep the new ROC Nation and simply kill it (J. Cole's may well be the best material I've heard from him).  Hit the jump for the full tracklist.

Previous: Wale - "Letter" (feat. John Mayer) x "Bittersweet" (feat. Colin Munroe)

Jay-Z - "Empire State Of Mind" feat. Alicia Keys (Video)

The visuals for Hov's latest single.  I don't know about BP3 as a whole, but this is definitely one of the songs I love off the album.

Bonus - Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys - "Empire State of Mind"

Clipse - "Kinda Like A Big Deal" feat. Kanye West X "I'm Good" feat. Pharell

It's the return of the cool kids of Hip Hop.  Clipse is one of those groups that has it all: swagger, humor, poise, and the lyrics to back it up.  I was first introduced to the Virginia duo through they're nearly flawless 2006 sophomore album Hell Hath No Fury and have been a huge fan ever since.  They're eagerly anticipated follow-up is, Till the Casket Drops, set to be released on December 8th and I've taken the pleasure of releasing three of the singles they've leaked from the album.  I dropped "Popular Demand (Popeye's)" feat. Cam'ron yesterday on What's In Rotation, Vol. I, but hit the jump for the two other singles and the music video for "Kinda Like a Big Deal."  Also, make sure to check out Fearce Villain (of Dyme Def)'s cover of the song here.

Peace, Love, & Hip Hop,

"Kinda Like a Big Deal"

"I'm Good"

Drekidd - The Fix (mixtape)

This is another one of those mixtapes I've been waiting on for a while.  I've posted a couple of songs from this California artist's project over the past month (the title track is ridiculous).  This actually dropped last week and I'm sorry for my tardiness in posting it but, as I explained earlier, the last couple of weeks have been maaaad busy for yours truly.  Hit the jump for the tracklist/link.

Toki Wright - "Devil's Advocate" [Music Video]

I'd like to introduce those of you who are still sleeping to up and coming Rhymesayers artist Toki Wright.  Coming out of Minneapolis, Wright is heavily influenced by his fellow lablemates Brother Ali and Slug, while still forming rhyming with his own unique style and perspective.  This track comes off of his debut album A Different Mirror (in stores now).  I've also included a couple tracks he's released relatively recently.  "The Feeling" features Brother Ali and is off of A Different Mirror.  Enjoy.

Peace, Love, & Hip Hop,

"The Feeling" (feat. Brother Ali)

Wale - "Letter" feat. John Mayer X "Bittersweet" feat. Colin Munroe

I guess I'm in a Wale State of Mind.  I dropped the very dope "Fly Away" yesterday on What's In Rotation, Vol. I and I'm gonna hook you up with two more tracks from the DC spitta.  Wale wanted "Letter" to be on the final tracklist for Attention: Deficit (dropping November 10th), but for some reason it didn't make the cut.  The on the second track (released a couple weeks ago) Wale gives his rendition of  the Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony."

Peace, Love, & Hip Hop,


What's In Rotation, Vol. I: We Must Be Heard

I'm proud to introduce my new bi-monthly series, What's In Rotation.  Each installment will be composed of new and old songs that I've been playing heavily as of late.  Hit the link for the tracklist/link

K. Sparks - Super Senior

I'd like to apologize to my readership for my lengthy absence.  I've been crunched for time the past couple weeks with midterms, papers, and races and it's left me with little time to breathe let alone post.  I promise to get back to more frequent posts starting...now.

I've posted a few songs from this 2DBZ and DJBooth co-signed project and it's finally here.  It's unfair to call this composition a mixtape, as it sounds better than nearly every album I've heard this year (and every mixtape I've heard this side of The Warm Up).  Hit the link for the tracklist/DL.

Drekidd - "More"

I posted some of this guy's stuff earlier.  Personally, I like "The Fix" more, but this is still a respectable effort.

Peace, Love, & Hip Hop,

Shwayze - "Corona & Lime"

On a day that doesn't remotely remind me of summer, I find it ironic that I'm posting this track (which really sounds like a track to bump while rolling with the windows down in the car).  It's not particularly deep lyrically, just an ode to the opposite sex.

Let me tell you about a girl I know,
She like hip hop and rock 'n roll,

Peace, Love, & Hip Hop,
Nocturnal Noah

State of the Artist - "Shapeshifters"

I'm ashamed that I hadn't heard of this 206 trio until earlier last month.  As evidenced by the title track off of their latest free release, the group has a distinct, laid back West Coast (aka the Fresh Coast) attitude.  Be on the lookout for more SOTA.

Peace, Love, & Hip Hop,

Wu-Tang Clan - "Triumph" x 1992 Demo Tape

This song is an example of why I'm a huge Wu-Stan.  Rare for a single, it has no chorus, just classic verses from 8 of the 9 original members (and one by Cappadonna) and an intro by ODB.  Instead of a hook, the track relied purely on lyrical skill and epic beat to propell itself into hip hop lore (I may or may not know every lyric).  The track comes off of the groups sophomore LP and simply goes as proof of why Wu in their prime were on top of the game.  I've also included a rare pre-36 Chambers Demo Tape that I came across earlier today (not their best stuff, but a piece of hop hop history none the less).  Enjoy.

Peace, Love, & Wu,
Ghostface Noah

Wu-Tang 1992 Demo Tape

Mistah F.A.B. - "Follow Me"

For all intents and purposes, the Hyphy movement is dead.  With that in mind, artists of that movement such as E-40 and Mistah F.A.B. have had to evolve their sound in order to remain relevant.  As evidenced by this Illmind-produced track, FAB is going to have no problem adapting.  Check the hard-hitting track from the Bay Area rapper.

Peace, Love, & Hip Hop,

Brainstorm (Dyme Def) - "Mafia Music Freestyle" [No Beat Is Safe]

I apologize to my daily readership that I haven't been more frequent with my posts the past couple days.  School/crew has been hitting me pretty hard and the gf is coming into town this weekend, so I've been concerned with other things.

Anyway, here's the latest cut off of Dyme Def's No Beat Is Safe series in which they rhyme over other people's beats (they've been taking suggestions via twitter).  In this edition, Brain raps over Officer Ricky's finest.  I've also included the three previous cuts from the series (so far, my favorite is "Bang It Out", but "Kinda Like A Big Deal" comes close).  Sex Tape EP dropping this winter...

Peace, Love, & Dyyyyyyme Def,

Previous: Dyme Def - "Freshinmykicks"

Brainstorm - "Mafia Music"

Dyme Def - "RedRum"

Fearce Villain - "Kinda Like A Big Deal"

Brainstorm - "Bang It Out"