Thursday, March 6, 2014
Peep the new music video from the homies Illaborate Minds for their latest single, "Pray For Me," which was directed by Eyekon Fotography. The song was produced by Impure Beats. These dudes have been on their grind yo! For the local heads, check them rocking Da Ill Spot stage at The Cypher Effect Live on April 5.
Run The Jewels, the duo of Killer Mike and El-P, released my favorite album 2013. If you have yet to hear the 10 track EP, check that out! Also peep the fresh new video for the self titled track, which was produced and directed by the very talented Ruffmercy out of Bristol, UK.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Here's the latest music video from Ces Cru from their 2013 Stange Music debut, Constant Energy Struggles. It's for the single, "Smoke," featuring the gorgeous Liz Suwandi on the hook. In my opinion, the album was one of the dopest of last year. Check it!
Friday, February 21, 2014
Check the first music video from the newly formed trio, Equinox Saints, for the joint "The Equinox. The group consists of Jynxx, Aries, and Dat Heathen of Black Cloud Music. Be on the lookout for their self-titled album later this year. The video was directed by The Dean.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
This Tuesday, February 18, the homey Pawz One will be releasing his debut album, Face The Facts on Below System Records. Check the recently released music video for his current single, "Bringing It Back" featuring Self Provoked. It was produced by Default and includes scratches by DJ VR of Switzerland. The video was directed by Daniel Phoenix of Wood Works Media. Click here to pre-order Face The Facts.
Check the new double music video from the homey Namek for the Wizard of Oz themed "Yellow Brick Road" featuring Arkyve and "Represent the Realest" featuring Dye and Fawksie 1. The video was well directed by Alyson Bruno. These joints can be found on Namek's new album, Namifest Destiny.
Murs is now on Tech N9ne's independent powerhouse, Strange Music. I'd say Strange and Rhymesayers are the two most powerful independent Hiphop labels, so this is a great move for Murs. I can't wait to hear the debut album, which will hopefully be dropping by the end of the year.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
About a week ago Los Angeles based producer Elusive dropped his latest instrumental mix, the Purple Jazzy Beat Tape. It's a quick one at 14:37, but well worth listening to. Click below to stream and download for free.
Peep this very trippy music video from Nocando for "Little Green Monsters." featuring Lipherma. It was produced by Elusive. The video was directed by Aaron Bennet, and it pays homage to South Central LA and was inspired by Natural Born Killers. This is the first single off Nocan's upcoming album, Jimmy The Burnout.
Check the music video to "Still Get Through The Day," which is a very emotional and personal joint from R.A. The Rugged Man, featuring Eamon on the hook. It was directed by Douglas Quill and can be found on R.A.'s 2013 LP, Legends Never Die.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
A few months ago the homey Clockwize of Crop Circles720 dropped his debut solo EP, Verbal In A Cup. It features 7 dope tracks with production from Anitek, Nameless, dRty, Frank John James, Skitzo, Subtrax & 1985r. Guest appearances are made by Stereotype, Art Swell, The Word Man, Gilead7, Roughneck Jihad, Oddeo, and Vitality. Click below to stream and download for free!
On March 16, Beat Swap Meet will be having it's 6 year anniversary. In addition to the event, there is also a BSM celebration concert in the works. BSM is running an Indiegogo fundraiser to help raise $30,000 which will go towards expanding the event to Seattle, Vancouver, and New York and covering all needed funs.
With your contribution, there will be prizes given such as tickets to the celebration concert, records, and other collectibles.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Los Angeles has plenty of fresh new female faces that have emerged over the last few years in Hiphop. One of the dopest up and coming is Bonnie Blue. Peep her new music video for the self-titled track, "Bonnie Blue," which was produced by King Al and features cuts from Spok Beats.
The video was directed by Chad A. Marshall. Be on the lookout for Bonnie's debut album, All Things Considered, dropping later this year.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Peep this quick video of Von Poe VII dropping a freestyle over 50 Cent's "This Is Murder Not Music" instrumental, which was produced by The Audible Doctor.