A brief visual from when A$AP Rocky sat down with Angie Martinez and spoke about things such as who he is named after, his pescatarian dietary habits and more.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Listen/ Download Here: Noah Caine - The Genesis [Prod. by @Charli_Brown]
Southside Queens New York artist Noah Caine delivers a sneak peek of his upcoming project Noah Caine: The Pre-Season. With new alias, Noah plans on dropping The Pre-Season at the top of the new year. It's only right that the first song he offers is referred to simply as "The Genesis".
THIS. TRACK. IS. CRAZY!!!!!!
Charli Brown is a really profound producer when it comes to laying down the canvas for someone like Noah to paint on. These two make an amazing team if this is what we have to expect from them in the future.
This reminds us that there's still hope in Hip-Hop. Definitely keeping an eye out for Noah's next project "The Pre-Season" when it drops.
Follow and keep up with Noah on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/NoahCaine
Follow Producer Charli Brown on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Charli_Brown
As well as Facebook: www.Facebook.com/LikeNoahCaine
While scouring the internet for gems we came across this little black & white video on a popular hip-hop blog. This immediately caught our ear with an infectious story and simple, yet rightfully so, shot perspective.
Enjoy. Perfect way to end the day.
From the EP "Decorate" - Out now on FADER Label
" COMME des GARCONS Pocket @ The One Hong Kong
11 hours ago ⋅ Style ⋅ by Staff
It was COMME des GARCONS who were among the first few to really push forward with the pop-up shop concept via their Guerrilla Stores dotted across the world. However given the ubiquity of the idea now, it has arguably lost a bit of its luster and excitement whenever you hear the word “pop-up.” Nevertheless, COMME des GARCONS launch a new concept titled Pocket that takes on many of the characteristics of the aforementioned pop-up Guerrila Stores. However, gone are the low-brow, hole in the wall venues in exchange for one of Hong Kong’s newer shopping establishments, The One. The month-long project will house a comprehensive line-up of PLAY COMME des GARCONS items including perfume, apparel and sneakers.
COMME des GARCONS Pocket
100 Nathan Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Photography: Hypebeast "
Official video from the debut album "The Div", available on iTunes.
Written and performed by Pac Div, Skeme, and Casey Veggies. Song produced by Swiff D. Cut by Bryant Robinson, directed by Topshelf Junior.
Check out more content on www.itsthediv.com
" Stalley headlines his first European tour and sells out his first show in Paris at La Bellevilloise. The vlog features performances of ’330′, ‘Babblin’ and ‘Pound’. “Lincoln Way Nights” is available now on iTunes. Stalley’s new project “Savage Journey to the American Dream” is coming soon. "
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
J-Hood comes along with his newest release in his barrage of mixtapes that have been released w/ his new ODG Ent. Movement
which features Street Baners including "Choppin Ft. Torch From Rick Ross's, Maybach Music Group! this mixtape is hosted by DJ J Boogie.
1. NO HAND OUTS INTRO
2. WE IL
3. ONE DAY
4. IL STREET
6. IM BACK
7. WHEN I COME ROUND
8. EZEIKIAL SIMMONS SKIT
9. SAME NIGGA
10. POP FOR ME
11. HEADLINE U
13. RED FOX INTERLUDE
15. CHOPPIN FT TORCH
17. WATERING DA GARDEN
18. GROWN MAN SHIT
19. RUSH LIMBAUGH INTERLUDE
20. THINKING OUT LOUD
Download Here: J-Hood - No Hand Outs [Hosted by DJ J Boogie] (Mixtape)
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Listen/ Download Here. Chase N. Cashe - Trill Living 2.0
New music from Surf Club's own Chase N. Cashe.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Olubowale Victor Akintimehin (@Wale) brings out G.O.O.D Music's Sean Anderson to perform their song "Slight Work" and then Sean goes into his single Dance (Ass).
Kalae All Day (Twitter: @KalaeAllDay) brought a smile to our ears and faces. Now when you want to speak with emphasis about a woman with SOUL, you speak about Kalae All Day with a tone of respect in your voice. Period.
Fresh off of her MTV campaign titled "Inspire U." Harlemite Kalae All Day gives us another one of her eclectic offerings entitled Pass Times & Crass Lines.
Check it out, it's what you should be doing for a good portion of your day if you love the sultry sounds of an underground, new York Hip-Hop diva.
Download Here: Kalae All Day - Pass Times & Crass Lines (Mixtape)
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Red Hook, Brooklyn MC Kris Kasanova (@KrisKasanova) releases his latest project, War Paint. Check out the project via link below and enjoy the sounds of another New Yorker with a story to tell.
Download Here: Kris Kasanova - Warpaint (Mixtape)
Listen/ Download HERE. The Demigodz - Demigodz Is Back (Produced by Apathy)
Apathy, Ryu and Celph Titled link up to bring you some fresh material.
Check it out.
" Footwear designer, and now shop owner, Ronnie Fieg is gearing up for yet another quality release, this time for the much-heralded Black Friday. The offering is a pair of Sebago Iroquois Boots, one optioned in premium black leather and the other in oily chestnut suede. Much like his previous drop of the Odanak boots, these variations also welcome the detachable fringe that clearly entices with these makeups as well. Also lined in leather, each edition will see 96 pairs available, retailing at $160 USD, with availability on Friday, November 25 at 11 a.m. EST through Fieg’s Kith Brooklyn and New York locations, as well as online. "
With a very clean aesthetic, removable shroud, and a look that harkens back to the offerings of Visvim from Fall's of the past; we must say that Ronnie Fieg's latest brand re-interpretation, as we like to cleverly call it, has offered us yet again a spectacular Fall shoe for 2011.
We were able to snag a pair of the limited Ronnie Fieg x Polo Ralph Lauren Burnt Red Ranger boots, pictured below, in 2010 and we were more than delightful with the quality and design.
Needless to say we'll do our best to snag a pair to make our Winter that much more stylish and well kept.
Check out the latest leak from, New York's own Brown Bag AllStar, J57's forthcoming EP; 2057.
How do you want it? Dirty or clean? You can choose below. Enjoy!!
Download "Craft Brewed (Dirty Version)" HERE
Download "Craft Brewed (Clean Version)" HERE
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Brooklyn bred, renaissance man MeLo-X linked up with BET to explain his path in the world of artistry:
" Now that the warm days and nights are done and all the Kings and Queens are shacked up in their huts, The Humble Servant MeLo-X finds a cozy spot at FreeCandy Brooklyn to chop it up with BET. Sit back and observe MeLo as he uses his beat machine to beat the machine and makes his move to occupy all networks. Live Free, Love Free and Follow Free. "
Learn more about Melo by visiting his website here: www.meloxtra.com
Monday, November 21, 2011
Listen/ Download Here. LA VanGogh- Shayna Drew Me
Ok, here's something totally new...
L.A. VanGogh is an artist from the south suburbs of Chicago, signed to an independent label named JDR Sounds. He recently released his first music video for a newly released song called "Shayna Drew Me."
We enjoyed the clean aesthetic of the video, as is the case with most videos in this day and age being shot with digital SLR's, in addition to the chilled out vibe we got while going on a musical journey hearing thoughts from a man who recollects formulating them on the day when a young woman decided to capture his visage.
All in all the song is pretty good, it reminds us of a time in hip-hop when there were still long album cuts and B-Sides. We see bright things for this young upstart if he delivers consistently in his lane.
What are your thoughts?
Reach out to L.A. VanGogh and let him know what you think. Or simply follow his Twitter page and stay in the loop as he gets drawn some more.
Check it out:
" First visual from the MKS mixtape [Mark'que Kebba Streetz] featuring Sha Stimuli. Available exclusively on datpiff.com for FREE. Directed by Lulu Bichon. Produced by Talen Ted. "
While doing what we habitually do in the email inbox we came across a little gem from MKS. They linked up with Sha Stimuli for this ode to girding it out when times get hard.
Stay in touch with MKS, as well as Sha Stimuli; or simply tell them how gutter this record is by contacting them on their respective Twitter pages.
@iamMarkque @iamKebba @StreetzMusic @ShaStimuli
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The good miss Lola of Toronto had a few things to say:
" September 26, 2011 marked the 1st Toronto stop of Wiz Khalifa’s Rolling Papers tour. He performed songs like In The Cut from Kush and OJ Mixtape as well as Cabin Fever, Gang Bang and Taylor Gang from the Cabin Fever Mixtape alongside records like Roll Up, When I’m Gone and the infamous Black and Yellow among others from his album ROLLING PAPERS which hit stores March 29th, 2011. Friend and fellow artist Chevy Woods also performed an opening set with songs like Cookout and Down from his recent mixtape The Cookout. We were there to capture the show both in video and photos and would love if you could share the footage with your viewers. To see photos from the show go here "
For more, visit her site HERE
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Rapper Denzil Porter (@DenzilPorter) releases his newest single "Kanye West" off his upcoming project Home Made Music.
"Kanye West", produced by Mark XLnce, was inspired by the stereotypical New York City resident. New Yorkers: hardworking, tough and outspoken are often viewed to those outside of the city as just plain assholes. Denzil explains, "I feel like it's just in our blood to do what we do and say what we say when we want to. Although we look at it as how we live, outsiders look at is as rude and obnoxious".
Listen/Download Here. Chase N. Cashe - "My House" Produced by Chase N. Cashe
Impressive, we see what the producer/emcee is cooking up after his Gumbeaux release. Looks like another great dish!
Lookout for new mixtape "The Heir Up There" Hosted by DJ Drama in October! It'll be here.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Jermaine from "The Ville" surprises random New Yorkers lucky enough to be within earshot of his microphone when he performed a record off of his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story, currently in stores, in the infamous Union Square Park.
Great performance and introduction to those who might not be familiar with St. John's University alum's work. Always great to see an artist in the streets of NYC enjoying its heartbeat.
Pick up J. Cole "Cole World: The Sideline Story" on iTunes and Amazon TODAY!
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Wow! If we have been anticipating the implementation of a greatly hued Fall/Winter trainer our prayers have been answered!
Brand Nike has blessed us with their Nike Air Trainer SC II “Deep Burgundy” model. Featuring a deep burgundy color way that meshes well with all the earth tones that you desire this season, as wells as a nubuck and leather mixed upper with black accents on the branding and liner, we see a great design with an even greater color way ready to hit shelves soon.
Pick yourself up a pair now for $110 USD via Premier.
You have a brand with a cult following in the boardroom as well as the streets. You get the brand officially situated on two coasts as well in Japan. You bring the brand to a demographic that has been wanting to see it manifest in the brick and mortar flesh for years. Then you win and then you win some more.
This has been the overall method to the madness for one of our beloved, as well as overly hyped, brands Supreme. They kicked off the grand opening of their LDN store with performances from Ghostface Killah and a bevy of celebs and socialites in the building.
The grind pays.
2/3 Peter St.
October 4th looks like the firing date for this one right here from the Ghost. We're excited, as expected, for any new additions to the yonkers native's discography.
1. How We Fly Ft. Avery Storm
2. We Don’t Play Ft. Lloyd Banks
3. I’m A Gee Ft. Rell
4. Ryde On Da Regular
5. Keep The Faith Ft. Aja
6. Children Ft. Pharoahe Monch
7. Street Shit Ft. Sheek Louch
8. Feelings Gone
9. Harsh Ft. Rick Ross & Busta Rhymes
10. It’s Ok Ft. Jadakiss
11. Don’t Turn Away Ft. Pharrell
12. Uh-Ohh Ft. Sheek Louch
Pre-order now on iTunes.
*The good folks over at The Real Hip-Hop Head take a moment to give you a brief synopsis behind the Nasir fronted treasure.
The Lost Albums: Complete Series
10 Discs - 170 Tracks
Intro: This collection is a Nas' fans DREAM COME TRUE. If you ask Hip-Hop heads, "Who is the greatest rapper of all-time?", Nas is the most common answer you'll get. He dropped Illmatic in 1994, arguably the greatest Hip-Hop album, and has released 9 studio LP's since (if you include the wonderful The Lost Tapes) and 3 more collaboration albums (The Firm, Distant Relatives, QB's Finest).
After nearly 20 years in the game, Nas has also amassed quite a collection of underground material, unreleased tracks, and rare songs from soundtracks and compilations. Most of these songs are the quality we have come to expect from Nas. However, unless they've scoured the internet for rare tracks, many big fans of Mr. Jones have been missing out on a lot of true gems from their favorite rapper. And some of these tracks are nothing short of outstanding.
Creating The Lost Albums
With all that in mind, I created The Lost Albums; theoretical albums, which answer the question -- "What if Nas had made albums with all of these 'lost' tracks?" And at the same time, these dope tracks will be available for the first time all in one place. Since "theoretical albums" is the theme, I've also given a title and proper artwork to each album. Nas has such a tremendous catalog outside of his discography, I was able to compile five volumes (6 discs) and 99 total tracks. You will find all of Nas most rare tracks. And these are DOPE albums, not collections of throwaway tracks.
In the creation process, I tried to make for the best listening experience, and cohesion from track to track; giving the feel of a real album as much as possible. I chose to do this, rather than make an effort to keep tracks from around the same time together; songs from 2008 are mixed in with songs from 1994.
While compiling all of Nas' non-album tracks, I was also inspired to highlight Nas' extensive guest feature work. This turned into a four-disc collection, The Greatest Guest Features, and together with the five volumes of The Lost Albums, this is a very near-complete collection of Nas' non-album discography.
What tracks qualify for The Lost Albums?
Basically, any Nas track that isn't on one of his 13 Studio albums (including collaborations) -- Unreleased tracks meant for earlier albums; bootleg releases; internet leaks; bonus tracks not featured on the original album; songs from soundtracks or compilation projects.
Many hours were spent making sure The Lost Albums contains the highest quality version that exists on the net. Some of the tracks contain tags (DJ drops) or they are not CDQ (CD Quality) rips, but these are the best quality available for those songs. Also, a friend and producer, Ryan Gregory, has leveled out the sound (raising the volume on quieter tracks) and gotten rid of some of the tags and DJ shouts on others. Some of these songs are in better quality than could have been previously found before the release of The Lost Albums.
...But we'll never stop ticking. If you take a look at the live reader "check-in" traffic feed, in the right column below our affiliates, you'll see that the ABM New York City site is constantly being used by the masses to get their daily dosage of DOPE whether it be Hip-Hop, fashion tid-bits, or other miscellaneous ends. Yeah!
We're always striving to give our readers the right blend of under-ground material as well as mainstream. (Cool right?!)
We thank you for your continued viewership!
Definitely Abstract, New York.
- ABM New york City
A little bit about TonyEmcee (@tonyemcee):
" Born in the Town Of Kings (Kingston, Jamaica) but raised in Kings County (Brooklyn, New York) since he was two years old, TonyEmcee (Anthony Stephenson 24) has as much dynamic as any of the great young rappers in the game today. Armed with great lyrical versatility and superb character, TonyEmcee has recorded in some of Americas grittiest cities. TonyEmcee is destined to make not only a name in this over saturated music industry but also a great impact in Hip Hop history itself. 'Welcome to The Tony Awards'! "
Sounds promising. Take a listen and tell us if you think this young emcee has what it takes to make it big in the Big Apple.
Download The Tony Awards (Mixtape) Here: TonyEmcee - The Tony Awards (Mixtape) Download Link
A little bit about S.o.S (Save Our Sound):
" I am S.o.S, a hip-hop artist from Washington Heights, the uptown section of Manhattan in New York City. I have been rapping for a few years, but already made strides in making timeless music. I am part of a rap crew formed with my closest childhood friends called The Wood as well, and we all share the talent and passion for music that is neccessary to be successful. I am currently working on my debut mixtape, named Hurricane Season, as well as one with my fellow Wood member Rob Acosta, named The Black Market, both due to be released this fall. "
Check it out...
Listen/ Download here: S.o.S - Ain't Enough
We put you on before, now here's some more dope talent in the form of a visual from Seattle, Washington native Scribes.
He's garnered accolades from respected sites such as 2Dopeboyz and fellow Seattle artists such as Macklemore. One of Seattle's finest, Scribes, is poised to show you why he's one of the best coming from a place very few seldom expect dope lyrics to spring forth from.
For more, download "What Was Lost" previously featured on ABM New York City here:
Scribes - "What Was Lost" Download link
" The following will be the outro to my album "Darkside Of The Good Guy". 11.13.11. Enjoy. "
Sounds good, we'll look out for that and put you guys on. Queens, New York, has hope.
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Words from LLoyal:
" I hope all is well with everyone. I know it's been a while since you last heard from me but I have some exciting news to share! First, here's the bad news, if you haven't noticed, August came & left & there's still no Loyalty EP. We ran into some minor issues with the Cover Art but we're wrapping that up & will have the Loyalty EP out no later than November on iTunes! To celebrate this announcement, we've released a Trailer including some visuals that represent us & also an instrumental preview of what you'll be hearing on the EP this November!!!! "
LLoyal on Facebook
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Sir Mikey Rocks and Mr. Inglish sit down with blow Hip-Hop TV and discuss what keeps them, uh..rather their fish, ...riding bicycles.
" 'The Break Up' starts by letting you know it’s not a love story, and through comedy and seriousness captures all the heartfelt struggles of what a break up consists of… I used clips of certain movies and tv shows to help provide the platform of emotions…' "
Check it out...
Listen/ Download Here: iLLaNOise - The Break Up
Monday, July 11, 2011
Noah Caine has been holding on tight to his newest effort Rookie Season, not leaking a record or even giving us new media to push, choosing to keep us in suspense and hungry for new material. We'll be posting what we can, as we've been glued to his Twitter page.
Here he approaches a cipher and proceeds to destroy it perfectly.
Rookie Season coming soon.
Catch up with the man who is, arguably, one of the last pure emcees from Queens, New York on his twitter page or website.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Listen/Download Here. Paypa - I Do It
While sorting through some much overdue Emails we stumbled upon a nice, shining record from Paypa off his upcoming "Henny On the Rocks" mixtape. This record is produced by Kev Da Khemist.