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Hip-Hop Links December 15 2009

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Masta Ace & EDO G have a video for their song “Little Young.” I like the gimmicky song about Rappers and little things even if it is a little corny.

Here is Skyzoo’s lead single Popularity off his new album The Salvation:

Here is a great video of Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes performing “Scenario” and “Where All My Eyes Can See” at the Knitting Factory

I was in Russia at a Trade show after party and I heard the original version of Pitbull’s Hotel Room Service play and it felt so American. It was a nice change from the bad taste in techno that Russians seem to have.

Normally however I’m not the biggest fan of club music.

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Here is the latest in Shaun Boothe’s series of unauthorized biographies. This time Sean Diddy Combs, gets the treatment:

Hip-Hop Links June 11, 2009

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Unkut has a list of the most graphic STD rap songs.

Dallas Penn now is starting to Podcast on his blog.

Here is a new song form DC rapper Soulstice featuring Kev Brown called “Bird’s Eye View.” Worth a listen.

The Meaning Of Dope posted this link to an old MTV News story about Ice Cube’s The Predator album. I’m starting to think I am the only one left in the world still buying CDs.

New Music Stuff February 26, 2009

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Q-Tip has a new video for the song “MANWOMANBOOGIE” off of his new album The Renaissance

Buy the song from Amazon here: ManWomanBoogie
Link via Rock The Dub Video costars hiphop journalist Amanda Diva.

Rock the Dub has a link to an mp3 of a mashup of MIA’s “Paper Planes” and Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ten Crack Commandments.

K’Naan has a new video for his song ABC’s by Chubb Rock:
ABC’s is off K’Naan’s forthcoming album Troubadour
Link via Eskay

Here is the remix to Q-Tip’s Renaissance Rap with Lil’ Wayne, Busta Rhymes, and Raekwonn. Busta Rhymes ane Raekwon are enjoyable but Lil’ Wayne gets too many bars on this remix.
Link via Metal Lungies

5 Random Music Links

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

More Music:

Diplo has produced a remix of John Legend’s “Green Light” featuring Andre 3000 with a 90′s era techno bass mix.

The Knux have released a video for their single “Bang Bang” off of their album Remind Me In 3 Days.
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I found this great video for a song called “Keep It Moving” by underground Chicago rapper Seel Fresh.

The song is off of Seel Fresh‘s sophmore album Street Famous which drops October 28th. “Keep It Moving” is produced by Cee The chef with Cuts by DJ Mental. The video is directed by Brian “TangAble” Evans and features cinematography by James Mulholland.
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Here is a video of Q-Tip performing “Work It Out” as well as “Electric Relaxation” on Jimmy Kimmel’s show. The video is a little grainy but still enjoyable.

Link via Hip-Hop Flavas Blog

People Under The Stairs have a video for The Wiz
off of their new album Fun DMC. I really like People Under The Stairs fun laid back vibe.

People Under The Stairs – The Wiz Video
by golddustmedia

Link via Nah Right

New Music Stuff

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 has a new video for Talib Kweli and KRS-ONE’s song “The Perfect Beat.” off of Talib Kweli’s Eardrum album.

Wildabeast has a video for his song “iBeast Playlist” off of his upcoming Next Levels mixtape the song is produced by Madlib.
Link via Rock The Dub

Kanye West has finally released his video off of “Good Morning” off of last year’s release Graduation.

Kanye West – Good Morning
by kanyewestofficial

This video seems to have been made a while ago because I remember watching a grainy version copied with a camcorder earlier this year. It is good to see Kanye West putting out more videos for his album even at this late date after release. posted this video of A Tribe Called Quest performing “Oh My God.”

Great to see A Tribe Called Quest performing at the peak. It is too bad it doesn’t seem like another A Tribe Called Quest album will ever come out.

5 Random Music Links

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

More Random Music:

Rhymefest has a video out for his song “Stolen.” Rhymefest raps about genocide in Africa over a well produced No I.D. beat.

Kanye West has a new video for his single “Champion” off of last year’s album Graduation. The video features a puppet version of Kanye West.

1 Time 4 Your Mind has posted the promo video for Nas’s first classic album Illmatic.
Featuring many of the producers talking about their impact on Nas’s classic Illmatic.

The Meaning of Dope posted an old story CBS 48 Hours did with Ice Cube.
Bernie Goldberg should go back to journalism like this instead of just complaining on Fox News about liberals which he seems to do for a living.
Buy Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted here.

Anthony Hamilton has a new song which David Banner appears on for a verse.

More Random Music

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

More random music:

I saw this great remix to the Jay-Z song Roc Boys by K Def. The horns are replaced with a smooth guitar lick. Instead of being a party song the song switches to a laid back song emphasizing the lyrics with occasional blasts of sirens for a sense of urgency.

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Here is the new single “Touch & Go” from Joe Budden. Joe Budden will release his new album Padded Room on October 28. Fun Joe budden song with an electronica sound.

Here is a new song from Q-Tip called “Gettin’ Up Clean.” How we all miss A Tribe Called Quest. Hopefully Q-Tip will get a release for the album he has been working on.
Link via Hip Hop Flavas

Here is a new video by Detroit female emcee Invincible for her song titled “Sledgehammer”. Invincible covers topics such as gentrification and urban decay briefly in this song.

This song by Invincible is off of her new album Shapeshifters which will be released on September 9th.

There is a new Jay-z song called “Jocking Jay-Z” produced by Kanye West that is floating around the internet. More Jay-z talk about how rich he is and famous he is; Jay-Z’s act of exclaiming how famous he is getting a little boring but his rap flow is still great and the Kanye Beat is amazing with the simple guitar distortion and straight forward hard rap drum beat.

T.I. – Whatever You Like

Monday, July 21st, 2008

T.I. has a new song called Whatever You Like that has a new kind of sing-songy hook that I like. It’s a typical rap song about sex and materialism but it sounds good and sometimes that is enough.

Update August 8, 2008:

Here is the video for the song:

Video: Wale – The Artistic Integrity

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Here is a new video for Wale’s song The Artistic Integrity off of The Seinfeld inspired mixtape The Mixtape About Nothing.

This is a good quality video to by Rik Cordero.

It’s not often you see quality videos for songs that have only appeared on mixtapes.

Link via Sit Down Stand Up

Kanye’s Flashing Lights Again

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Kanye West has a second video out for the single “Flashing Lights.” This is the second video of three videos that have been made for this single; the three videos are this version, the video with Rita G directed by Spike Jonze, and a version which has been shot but not released.

The video features a bunch of stills of a girl partying which goes along with the theme of the video. Another quality video from Kanye West. Kanye West is one of a small number artists who still make a large number of high quality videos. It seems like artists have adopted a grainy budget video recording technique which is due both to the record companies massively cutting the budgets spent on artists and the recent growth of video sharing sites like YouTube and OnSmash which partly lowers consumer expectations for the quality of music vieos; thankfully, Kanye West has bucked the trend of low budget music videos.