Thursday, December 31, 2009
If you are familiar with rapper Skillz from VA, than you would know that every year he drops a re-cap of the year just past. Well it's that time again, here is the audio for Skillz much anticipated "Rap Up 09". Listen how he addresses issues from Drake's mixtape So Far Gone being album of the year, to Tiger Woods winning his "Idiot Of The Year" award.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Here it is ladies and gents... Jesse Boykins III finally hits us with a video for his cut "Itis" from his 2nd album The Beauty Created. This is definitely a superb way to cap off 2009. Enjoy the video & Happy New Year!
(Spotted at Soulbounce.com)
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
As if the wait for the release of Sade's forthcoming album Soldier Of Love isn't bad enough, here is a "sizzle reel" to get you even more excited about the album. Head over to Sade's official website to pre order the album and to listen to the first single off the album, "Soldier Of Love".
(Spotted @ 2dopeboyz.com)
Sade's Official Website
Monday, December 28, 2009
Here is one of my favorite cuts from Suff Daddy's Efil4ffus album titled "Late Night Suff" featuring Miles Bonny. If you are unfamiliar with Suff Daddy, swing by his myspace page by following the link below to hear more. You can find Suff's album available for digital download at amazon or by heading to Melting Pot Music. In the mean time, enjoy the video above.
Suff Daddy's myspace
As Black Milk readies his newest project Album Of The Year, he hooks us up with the first single off the album titled "Keep Going". This joint features Daru Jones on the drums and AB on the background vocals. Be on the lookout for Black Milk's Album Of The Year which will be out early 2010.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
I don't know how i let this one slip by the blogs but here it is better late than never, J*Davey's newest mixtape titled Boudoir Synema (The Great Mistape). If you aren't familiar with producer Brook D'Leau and singer Ms. Jack Davey, then i suggest you head over to amazon.com and purchase their debut album which was released in July of 08' titled The Beauty in Distortion/The Land of the Lost. Download J*Davey's newest mixtape by following the link below and enjoy!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Here is promotional video for Full Crate & Mar's upcoming Conversations With Her EP which will be available for digital DL on January 8th along with the vinyl on January 15th. I will be sure to hit you all with a link for the digital DL on the 8th so be sure to keep stopping by The Lounge. If you are unfamiliar with the duo from Amsterdam Full Crate & Mar, you can view previous posts here at The Lounge or you can visit their myspace page by following the link below.
Full Crate myspace
While checking one of my favorite sites, moovmnt.com, i saw that they had a re-post of Reflection Eternal's "Untitled" which features Jay Electronica, Mos Def, & J. Cole. Check the audio above & be on the lookout for the sophomore album from Reflection Eternal set to drop soon!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
BlackBerryJones is the musical mastermind behind DC trio Black Lincolns. Here is a video of him chopping up Michael Jackson's "Can't Get Ready" as well as Raheem Devaughn's "You". Though many would make the argument that he is not necessarily a musician, regardless he is extremely talented and creates dope Music. Check out BBJ & Black Lincolns myspace page by following the links below.
Black Lincolns myspace
Singer Eric Roberson hits us with a new video for the song "Dealing" from his latest album Music Fan First. This song features the extremely talented Lalah Hathaway and is just one of the many amazing songs off of the album. Don't sleep on this one!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Today I'm hittin' you all with something special. Super Producer Apple Juice Kid teames up with Battalion Armour to bring us their latest project, Beautiful Warriors 2: Louis Armstrong Remixed. After releasing his previous project Miles Remixed, it was only right that AJK do it again. To go along with this FREE download, Battalion Armour releases six sexy videos of six different classy, semi-nude women posing for the camera. Follow the links below to view the videos & download the free album!
Watch Videos Here
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Exciting news everyone! Jesse Boykins III has just released 15 remixed tracks of our favorite songs from his classic sophomore album The Beauty Created. The new TBC Remixed includes 2 remixes of the songs "Amorous" & "Itis" along with 3 remixed versions of "Chanel" & more! Follow the link below to download The Beauty Created Remixed for FREE!
Here is a cut from duo, Fuzz & Mac titled "In The Evening" off their debut EP, Together Again. listen to the audio above and if you like what you hear, download the Together Again EP for FREE by following the link below! FYI, the only link i could find for the download was for a rar. file
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Today, Outasight releases his long awaited mixtape Further since signing with label Asylum/Warner. I am currently in the process of downloading the mixtape myself so I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet, but Outasight is never one to disappoint. Follow the link below to download the mixtape Further, & be sure to leave your feedback!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
You may already know who Idris Elba is from his successful acting career staring in roles in HBO's hit series, The Wire as well as appearances is This Christmas and American Gangster. But what you may not know is that he is also a talented singer as well as a DJ who goes by the alias DJ Driis. Check out the audio stream above for his single "Best That I Can" and keep an eye out for his upcoming album set to drop in February titled High Class Problems Vol.1 (which I am very excited for)! To hear more from DJ Driis, check the links below to visit his myspace page as well as his official website.
Spotted at: Suite903
DJ Driis' Myspace
DJ Driis' Official Website
I came across this song "Kisses" by Donn T on okayplayer about 6 months ago. When i first heard this song, it immediately became an instant favorite of mine. You can find this cut on the album Om 15 - Celebrating 15 Years of Om Records. I have yet to come across any news on the release date of her debut album which will be titled Donn T Kaleidoscopic, but i will be sure to keep you all posted. To hear more from Donn T, visit her myspace page by following the link below.
Donn T myspace
Friday, December 11, 2009
eLZhi hits us with FREE solo mixtape today entitled The Leftovers Unmixedtape. This mixtape appetizer leading up to the release of the upcoming Slum Village mixtape, The Villa Manifesto (12/15). Whats even better is that after the main entrée comes desert, meaning the release of the full length LP Villa Manifesto set do drop early next year which will feature cuts with the fully united SV Crew! Keep it locked as i keep you updated on the latest news from the Vill and follow the link below to download eLZhi's new mixtape.
Download: The Leftovers Unmixtedtape
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Producer, Singer, Trumpeter, and Dj Miles Bonny hits us with this video for this cut J. Birly which is a remake of Jerry Butler's classic "Just Because I Really Love You". This song was also used by Dilla for his "Luv U" cut off his album Donuts. Spotted at Applejbreak.blogspot.com
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Growing up my Father & my Uncle (Mouse) have had a major impact on what type of music I listen to today. Me and my pops would ride around listening to Miles Davis, The Rippingtons, Erykah Badu, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Digable Planets, and the list goes on. Mouse, the king of music collectors, has also been an influence on why i love music so much. He host's his own radio show every Saturday evening called Mellow Madness in Nashville, Tennessee and runs his website Mellowmadness.net. Follow the link below and check out Mellow Madness for information on the latest Jazz and Soul music!
Mellow Madness Here!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Unauthorized Biography of James Brown (1st of 12)
SHAUN BOOTHE | MySpace Music Videos
I came across an interesting project today by rapper Shaun Boothe. The project is a Nas inspired 12 Chapter Unauthorized Biography Video Series with 6 chapthers already completed! Boothe has been releasing a new Bio Monthly for the past 6 month's which have featured the following artist's:
4.Martin Luther King Jr. & Barack Obama
Boothe's next Biography will be of Oprah Winfrey which i will be posting as soon as it drops. Check out the first Chapter above of The Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown & follow the link below to head over to Boothe's Myspace page to check out previous Bio's.
Shaun Boothe Myspace Page
Earlier this year producer Cook Classics released his mixtape The New Classic's with guest features such as Pac Div, Buff1, Outasight, Jesse Boykins III, and many many more. Though this mixtape was released in early February, I figured I would post this video above as well as the download link below for those of you who haven't heard this mixtape. Don't miss out!
Friday, December 4, 2009
For about the past 2 month's, the internet has been going nuts about Cleveland Ohio's very own Chip Tha Ripper releasing his new mixtape The Cleveland Show. Chip dropped the album on December 1st for free download. Since then I have already listened to it about 4 times and I must say that the mixtape definitely lives up to all the hype. With amazing production and Chip's unique style of rapping, this 27 track mixtape is more than worth the download. Don't miss out on what many are calling a "Classic Mixtape" and follow the link below to download The Cleveland Show for free!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Check out the video above of Songstress Maiysha laying down the vocals for her song "Sledgehammer". Although this mix isn't on her album This Much Is True, the original is. To preview tracks from Maiysha's album, follow the Amazon link below and click "listen to samples".
Preview Tracks Here
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Here are a couple joints by Producer Full Crate & Singer Mar titled "She Was Fly" & "80's Sugar". So far I haven't come across any releases, only about 4 singles which are all amazing! Watch the video's above and follow the link's below to head to Mar's myspace page where you can download all 4 cuts.
Mar's Myspace Here
Saturday, November 28, 2009
This morning i stopped by Moovmnt.com and came across something "Speciaal". Dean High released his Free EP The Love Space a few months ago and was just posted today. Check out the video above for the single "Speciaal" off The Love Space EP. I'm not sure who is who in the video because the song is in Dutch, but the song is dope none the less! Follow the link below to download the free EP now!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Paris Tokyo Video
Here's the official video for Lupe Fiasco's, "Paris, Tokyo " off his album The Cool. Download Lupe's newest mixtape Enemy Of The State: A Love Story that dropped on Thxgiving by following the link below. Lupe also has another mixtape set to drop on Xmas. Shouts out to Kooladenu2 over @ the Zune Social for the heads up on that one. Also keep a look out for Lupe's upcoming album Lasers due early December!
This one's for you Pop!
Download Here - Enemy Of The State: A Love Story
Ever since i downloaded Miles Remixed by Apple Juice Kid, I've been on the hunt for more of his music lately. I came across duo Freebass 808 on AJK's myspace page. Freebass 808 consists of Geechi Suede of Camp Lo, and producer Apple Juice Kid. The 7 track EP entitled MoonBass, also features 5 music video's you can also download.
To view the video's with the audio, Click Here.
To download the audio and/or the video's Click Here
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I just got some of the best news ever! Res has surprisingly released a new album entitled Black.Girls.Rock!. BGR is the follow up to her last solo album How I Do which was released in 2001 (Classic)! The best part about Res' new album is its FREE! Be sure not to pass this one up and follow the link below to Res' official site to download the album!
Yesterday on illroots.com, i came across a mixtape that was just released by trio Hey Champ. A trio out of Illinois who were discovered by Chi Town's own Lupe Fiasco and began doing opening acts for him. Hey Champ is now in the process of recording their debut album under the First & Fifteenth record label. In the mean time, play the audio above of Hey Champ's "(We Are) Champions" Featuring The Cool Kids and download the mixtape Winner's Circle below.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Damn i though I made it on time this week! I promise i wrote this yesterday i just forgot to publish it lol. Lets jump right into my Zune collection and check out whats been playin' on my device the past few days.
1. Quest - Distant Travels Into Soul Theory
I must admit I didn't know who Quest was until the release of his 5th & latest mixtape, Broken Headphones. Since then, I have become a huge fan of his work. Lately i have been listening to his 2nd mixtape entitled Distant Travels Into Soul Theory. A mixtape of Quest spittin' over 1970's soul cuts. Download Here
2. Rakim - The 7th Seal
Rakim finally released his long awaited 3rd solo studio album earlier this month entitled The 7th Seal. The album features artists such as Destiny Griffin, Samuel Christian, Tracey Horton, IQ, and surprisingly Maino. This album is crammed with in depth lyrics from Rakim and some of the best production I've heard rakim rhyme on. (Personal Opinion)
3. Apple Juice Kid - Miles Remixed
A mixtape that has been downloaded over 10,000 times produced by 8 time beat battle champion Apple Juice Kid has managed to get past me for quite some time now. Tough the mixtape was released nearly a year ago, by God's graces i stumbled across the download this past week. If you are a fan of the legendary Miles Davis, be sure to download this mixtape if you haven't already! Download Here
4. Pac Div - Church League Champions
I first downloaded this mixtape when it first came out and i must admit i wasn't that big of a fan. I recently took a second listen at the tape and was immediately kicking myself for underestimating these cats. Don't be like me, hopefully this is old news to many of you by now. If not peep the tape. Download Here
Thanks for stoppin by the lounge & be sure to check back daily for new music and come back next week for another list. I hope you all enjoy the music!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Earlier this year, producer Marc Mac released a 5 track EP entitled In Between The Lines. Above is an audio stream for the track "Take A Trip" featuring Phonte. It's looking like the best place to find the album is on itunes as well as the Zune Marketplace.
Friday, November 20, 2009
In 2002, my favorite rapper Nas released The Lost Tapes, a 12 track masterpiece that was recorded for his previous classics I Am and Stillmatic which did not make the final cut. I must have played this album over 100 times over the years and i still crank it like its the first time i've heard it. Below is a audio of the track "Purple", one of my favorite tracks on the album.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Yes i said it, Diggy Simmons. As in Rev Run's son A.K.A. Russell Simmons Nephew. Believe me I'm not just posting this because I think this is cute or whatever. This kid absolutely 100% rips this cut! follow this link below and find out for yourself
Diggy Simmons: "Point to Prove"
Muhsinah is getting ready to drop her second solo album entitled The Oscillations: Triangle. Above is a video teaser for the opening track on the album "Before", and below i have posted an audio link for the first single off the album "That Day" produced by Oddisee. The album is set to drop December 1st and will also feature production from Exile, Flying Lotus, and Mike Slott.
Click HERE to be re-directed to hear Muhsinah's "That Day" (Produced By Oddisee)
I don't know why i didn't post about this mixtape a long time ago but i really should have. NY native producer Jet Audio came out of nowhere and killed the compilation mixtape scene. With features from cats like Kid Daytona, Outasight, Harlem's Cash, Naledge, Amanda Diva, and many more! I downloaded this mixtape about 6 or 7 months ago and i still have it on heavy rotation. If you download only one mixtape from this entire blog site, make sure that this is the one!
Download: Jet Audio - Stand Alone Complex
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
As Robin Thicke gets ready to drop his newest album (working title), he hits us with his first single "Sex Therapy". This is definitely a new sound for Mr. Thicke that he absolutely conquers. Keep an eye out for his new album which is set to drop by the end of the year.
Hey everyone its Tuesday so that means I'm late with this post but here it is. It's time to take another look into my forever growing music collection and let you know whats been on rotation in my Zune player.
1. Ayah - 4:15
I can't remember exactly how i stumbled across this 22 year old girl out of Canada, but as you can tell by my previous post's by Ayah, i have become a HUGE fan of her's. This is an album i can listen to from start to finish without skipping a track.
2. Peter Hadar - Well Dressed For The Art Show
I was down in Atlanta with my uncle last summer and picked up Peter Hadar's album at the dopest music shop in ATL, Mood's Music. Driving back to Nashville, i popped in Well Dressed For The Art Show and left it in the whole way back. Check his myspace page and judge for yourself!
3.HISD (Hueston Independent Spit District) - Summer Sessions
When we think of hip hop in Texas, we usually think of the grills, candy paint drippin, and Dj Screw. But what about the folks out of Tx such as Erykah Badu, Amp Live of Zion i, Strange Fruit Project, and these cats, HISD. The free Downloadable album, Summer Sessions isn't your typical Texas Rap. HISD comes correct with their own style and a dose of originality to produce dope music. Enjoy Summer Sessions!
4. Ryan Leslie - Transition
After hearing Ryan Leslie's first single, "You're Not My Girl" off his recently released sophomore album Transition, i knew i was gonna dig this CD. Get a copy of this album or you're missin' out!
Thanks for the support and keep checking back for new music and news!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Here's another joint from my girl Ayah titled "Believe" (Produced by Slakah The Beatchild) off her latest album 4:15. You remember the last cut i posted by her "In My Lifetime", right? I can't get enough of this girl right here, her 9 track masterpiece, 4:15 is a classic in my mind. Don't let this album pass you by & download the album on Amazon.com for about 9 bucks, you'll be more than happy you did!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Chiddy bang is an up & coming 2 man group out of Philly (Chidera Anamege and Xaphoon Jones). Off their first mixtape titled The Swelly Express, is the track Never. be on the lookout for their upcoming album which will be produced by the Legendary Roots MC, Black Thought and download the mixtape by following the "Download" link below.
Download: Chiddy Bang - The Swelly Express
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Check this cut "All For One" from Mishoo the Drumkit off his FREE EP Born in the Land of a Thousand Hills. The beat was produced by Canadian producer Elaquent and the song can also be found on his Free mixtape In Colour Vol.3. I've posted the links for both projects below.
Mishoo The Drumkit - Born in the Land of a Thousand Hills
Elaqunet - In Colour Vol.3
Monday, November 9, 2009
Whats up everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. This previous week was filled with downloads. A lot of you from the Zune Network have been hittin' me up about new artists and mixtape's to check out. Thanks to all of you for your feedback and for the support it is GREATLY appreciated! That being said, lets get into this weeks playlist of what's been in rotation on my Zune.
1. The Black Sunn- Godsound
This album is filled with dope beats and smooth flows right from the jump. You can download the album for free at his myspace page. Remember thats The Black Sunn with two n's.
2. Mike Posner - One Foot Out The Door
Thanks to Highcalibur over at the Zune Network for puttin' me up on this cat Mike Posner. A futuristic sounding mixtape with an original sound and great production. find the mixtape by searching Mike Posner at myspace.com
3. Shafiq Husayn - Shafiq En' A-Free-KA
Sa-Ra member Shafiq Husayn released his solo project in October which is a smash! If you're not familiar with Sa-Ra Creative Partners, get to know them you wont regret it.
4. Jesse Boykins III - Dopamine: My Life On My Back
I'm not sure which album of Jesse Boykins album's came first, Dopamine or The Beauty Created, either way both albums are beyond amazing. Lately JB3 has been making a name for himself by being featured on a lot of other artist's mixtapes and albums such as Mickey Factz, Kel Spencer, numerous Theophilus Londo tracks, and many more. Don't let his music pass you by!
5.Ledisi - Turn Me Loose
I was put onto Ledisi by my uncle J about two years ago when Ledisi released her album Lost & Found and i became an instant fan. Although L&f is still my favorite album by her, Turn Me Loose has plenty of dope cuts to keep you bobbin' ya head!
Be sure to stop by the lounge daily for new music updates and every Monday to snoop through my music collection. if you have any questions about where you can find some of the music, or you want to share music get at me via e mail at email@example.com.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Foreign Exchange producer Nicolay recently released his solo album City Lights Vol.2: Shibuya this past September. I would have expected to hear band mate Phonte featured on the album but Carlitta Durand was the only artist featured on the album. Durand made the cut on four of the 18 tracks and held it down like a seasoned vet! Check out the youtube audio above for the track "Saturday Night" and order your copy at Amazon!
Friday, November 6, 2009
For those of you who don't know about Theophilus London you should get to know him a little better. A multi talented rapper, singer, producer, & dancer out of New York with a very original style. Here is one of his self produced videos for his song "TNT". If you like what you hear, download his mixtape's Jam! & This Charming Mixtape via his myspace page. check link below.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Sa-Ra Creative Partners member Shafiq Husayn released his first solo album titled Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka this past October. Off his album i posted "Lil' Girl" Featuring Fatima. The "Ka" in the album title means to be in a free state of mind. just a little trivia... enjoy the track!
Although Will.i.am is mostly known for his funky uptempo beats, he can also produce a smooth cut that makes you wish it would never end. Here is one of my favorite joints off his Lost Change LP titled "Lay Me Down" Featuring Terry Dexter.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Heres the latest video from Phil Ade titled "Hollywood". Shouts out to my man Highcalibur over at the Zune Network for puttin me up on this cat. Download Phil Ade's mixtape Starting On JV by clicking on the link below.
Okayplayer has posted a dope mixtape today by duo MaG (emcee) & G.C. (producer) titled $5 Cover. This EP reminds me a lot of Masta Ace's A Long Hot Summer which happes to be one of my favorite albums. Follow the link below to download.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Today was like a surprise Xmas when i logged onto Moovmnt.com and found out that Super-producer Zo! had released a free EP! ...Just Visiting Too Features Phonte, Yahzarah, Darien Brockington, Sy Smith, & Carlitta Durand. Follow the link below to download the FREE EP!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Here's a peek of what's new and whats been playing in my zune this past week. Send feedback and let me know what ya think!
1. Idle Warship - Party Robot Mixtape
2. Gordon Vladwell - The Voided Checks Mixtape
3. KJ - A Breath Of Fresh Hair
4. Novel - Suspended Animation
5. J.Rawls - Liquid Crystal Project
New music is on the way so be sure to stop by daily for the updates!
What up everyone? It's Monday and you all know what that means! Another week of sifting through my music collection as well as updates on new music releases and artist's. be sure to check the site daily, i will post new jam's throughout the week! if you have any questions, feel free to hit me up via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
-peace, and thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Super producer J Rawls & emcee John Robinson have joined forces to create the group Jay Are. With the release of their first album 1960's Jazz Revolution Again, comes the track "Know You". Don't pass this song up and check out the link listed below!
Download Jay Are Know You 2dope mp3
Friday, October 30, 2009
Although lushlife doesn't look like your typical rap artist, don't let the glasses fool you. Lushlife is a talented musician making his way out of Philly. Here is an acoustic video recording of lushlife's feestyle "just another case" over Consequences "Disperse" beat.
Here's another favorite smooth jam of mine titled "Enjoy Ya' Self" by singer/producer Slakah The Beatchild. Slakah was how i was first heard drake before he linked up with the Young Money crew (peep the link below).
Here is a video from the group Electric Wire Hustle off their self titled LP which was released this early September. With a definate style of their own, the album features laid back cuts and smooth gooves with an electric hip hop vibe to it. definitely worth the buy! enjoy
For those of you who are my friends on Zune's "Social Network", you know that each Monday i post a blog about whats been playing in my zune for that previous week. now you will also be able to view what artists i am currently listening to right here at the lounge! i will begin by posting last weeks playlist listed below! if you have any questions about the music, feel free to contact me via "The Social", or just leave a comment with your email address!
Zune Playlist #3
1.Jay Are - 1960's Jazz Revolution Again
2. DJ Spinna - Sonic Smash
3. Versis - Synergy (http://www.myspace.com/therealversis)
4. Fresh Daily - The Gorgeous Killer in Crimes of Passion
5. Nicholas Ryan Gant - Border Breaker (http://www.myspace.com/ghetto_falsetto)
6. Mark Farina - Air Farina
Stay locked @ the lounge for more playlist's next monday!
First up on The Lounge is a man we all know by the name of Jay Electronica. Jay hits us up with a follow up from his track "Exhibit A (Transformations)" and gives us "Exhibit C". Still no news on a release date from Jay.
Download Jay Electronica Exhibit radio rip mp3
Hello everyone, and welcome to the lounge!
I go by the alias Mishion and I'm here to bring good music to your ears. i'm also here to inspire others to open their mind to good music and put all the nonsense that's been playing on the radio over the years down! i will be posting video streams as well as music streams for your listening and viewing pleasure so hang tight and stay tuned while i get this ball rollin'!