Thursday, May 24, 2012
Peep the 2nd video from Ab-Soul's sick new LP, Control System. "Terrorist Threats," featuring Danny Brown and Jhene Aiko is easily one of the illest joints on the album. Ab and Danny spit rhymes of frustration and calls for revolution over a bangin' Dave Free beat. The video was directed by Fredo Tovar and Scott Flesihman of APLUSFilmz. Click here for an autographed copy of control system.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
So Cal Hiphop group The Late Bloomers are back with a new release, Always Know EP, which is a 10 track instrumental project that was inspired by the epic announcement of Brian McKnight’s Adult Mixtape. There are two vocal tracks, with the remainder consisting of beats from F.olk and ReallyNathan. The album also includes a bonus remix of the Growth Series 2 track “The Giver,”, which features Rapper Big Pooh.
Click below to stream and download for the very generous price of $1.
Check this recently released dubstep mix from APX1, Black Roses, which goes hard for an hour.
In the words of APX1, this mix is "The Type of Dubstep that Makes You Wanna Punch a Hole in the Wall while I Punch Holes In Your Speakers With Massive Amounts of BASS!! Everybody has been asking me when I Was Gonna put out a New Dubstep Mix for the Masses. Well I've had a lot of Frustration Built Up Inside of Me Lately So I had to Find a Way to Release it ;) ENJOY"
A couple of days ago the homey Hawdwerk dropped his latest project, Call In Sick EP. It features 6 tracks with production from J. Bizness, Kaleem Sincere Wasif, FunkLogik, and CBall. This is the first in Werk's "Blue Collar" series. Click below to stream and download for free.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
Last July Scarub of The Living Legends dropped the free 4-track projectm The California EP. It features Toni Scruggs and Dirty Gold. Click below to stream and download for free.
Scarub will be rocking Da Ill Spot in Pomona on June 15, 2012. Roll through!
Download: Scarub - The California EP
Peep the new joint from Gilead7 and I.B. Fokuz, "First Rhyme," off their upcoming project, ADVENT: A Modern Bible. In this joint, Gilead7 takes the role of the "past," I.B. Fokuz takes the role of the present, and Collasoul Structure takes the role of the future. Respect is paid to the architects, but the song encourages you to be an architect yourself.
The LP will be released by The Secret Life of Sound next Tuesday May 22, 2012. It will be distributed by Fat Beats and Crostalk. Click below to download the track for free.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Check the new music video from Cypress Hill and Rusko for "Lez Go," featuring Travis Barker, which was filmed at Smokeout 2012, this past March. Be on the lookout out for Cypress and Rusko's self-titled EP, dropping on June 5.
A few months ago Freddie Gibbs and Madlib dropped this video for "Thuggin." This is a pretty ill joint, featured on their collabo project, Thuggin EP. The video was directed by Jonah Schwartz.
The Los Angeles cultural phenomenon that is kown as Beat Swap Meet will be making it's rounds in Las Vegas next weekend. On May 19, BSM will be held at The District on Tropicana Avenue in Las Vegas.
Normally a day event, this one will take place from 6p-12a. As always, it is free with a canned good. Check the info below!
LA's favorite record show comes to Sin City next week.
BEAT SWAP MEET LAS VEGAS
Records | & Everything inspired from it
Saturday Evening May 19th, 2012
Literally Tons of Records for Sale & Trade + Streetwear & Art Vendors, Live Beats, Red Bull BC One Vegas B-boy Qualifier, Food Trucks, and sooo much more.
DJ's spin rare selections from their record collections..
AC THE PD | AURAJIN | DIEGO | EARLY WORM | EARWAXXX | JAWA | LU-MAN | RESIDENT | 671
and many others TBA.
Invited Record Collectors & Dealers, selling music from all over the world. Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Metal, Psych, Punk, Rap, Reggae, Rock, Soul, & World - 12" & 45 Records.
Live Performance by
d i r t R A I D (Inland Empire CA)
Outdoor Vendor Village featuring Artists & Designers + the brands that they've created.
BREAK STARZ | BTWN THE BRKS | THE DEUCE | EATER OF WORLDS | F STUDIOS | HIDDEN HIPPIES | HIP HOP PHILOSOPHY | IVIE STENCILS | STICKY RICK'S
+ many others TBA
Entrance is $5 w/ Canned Good
This is an All Ages event
Casual Drinking-BYOB for the 21+
For more info: www.facebook.com/BeatSwa
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Live from Paid Dues 2012, peep the new music from Luckyiam for "Change This," featuring The Grouch. Collectively they are known as The CMA (Cool Man Association). This joint was produced by Mike Gao and Nick Sena and is featured on Lucky's new LP, Time To Get Lucky. The video was directed by Nathan Takushi, whom also had a hand in filming and editing.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Peep the dope new video from the homies Crop Circles720 for the joint "Cold Train." It's the lead single to their upcoming album, Existentialism, due to be released late June. The video was directed by Steven Milo Ordorica. The song was produced by Clockwize. Click below the video to download the track for free.
About a month ago Ras Kass and hiphop/electronic duo Doc Hollywood released the album Spit No Evil. Lucky for all of us, it is a free download presented by DJBooth.net. It features 14 banging tracks with Rass and Lex Larson of Doc Hollywood on the mic. Larson's partner, Louie Rubio produced the entire album. The only two guest appearances on the LP are from Kat Graham and Dirt Nasty.
Click below to download the album. Also peep the video for the lead single, "I Wave," shot in Venice Beach and Miami.
Download: Rass Kass & Doc Hollywood - Spit No Evil
Monday, May 7, 2012
Legendary MC and actor Ice-T has stepped up his game and entered into the realm of directing. Check out the trailer for his upcoming Hiphop documentary, Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap. It features commentary and appearances from Afrika Bambaataa, Big Daddy Kane, Eminem, Ice Cube, KRS-One, Nas, and many more legendary Hiphop icons. The movie officially hits theaters on June 15, 2012.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Yesterday's news of Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys passing away hit kind of hard for me. He had been battling lung cancer for a few years now. However I was under the impression that he was clear of it. But that damn cancer is a monster and unfortunately took over at the age of 47.
I am happy that I got to see the Beasties perform once, and it was amazing. There was one other time that I was on my way to a free Beastie Boys show, but LA trafffic prevented me from making it in time. The Beasties have a huge catalog of hits and the music will live on forever.
Peep some of my favorite Beastie Boys videos below.
Friday, May 4, 2012
About a week ago the homey Ramone Jones dropped this new video for "We'll Be Back Soon." It's a quick, but smooth joint. The video was directed by Jay Kudy.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Check this quick but dope clip featuring 2Mex on the mic, DJ Handprints on the MPC2000XL, and DJ Ethos on the turntables. These are some of the finest names that LA Hiphop has to offer in their respective fields.