Listen/ Download Here. Uptown Swuite & Konkwest-Dream Catcher (Prod. 4Five)
Because the snow is horrendous here in New York today, let's take a trip to the Left Coast.
The first single from an upcoming project entitled 2am Donuts. "Dream Catcher" features Northern California emcees Uptown Swuite (LATD/City Lights) & Konkwest (T.U.S.) with production from 19 year old Sacramento producer 4Five (T.U.S.). Uptown Swuite has made appearances on The World Famous Wake Up Show, to name a few.
Listen to the project in full detail when things gel on the official Bandcamp page.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Deviating from the norm we stumbled across North Westerner Scribes with his latest effort. Featuring production from JFK (of Grayskull), Thig Nat (of The Physics), Captain Midnite, BeanOne and more, Scribes is sure to show you why he's a force to be reckoned with on the mic as well as with the pen.
So far so good!
01. Pass You By
02. Lift Your Light (Let Me Ride) f. Havi Blaze
03. Roll My Way
04. Monster f. JFK of Grayskul
05. Forgive Me
06. The Boogie f. Thig Nat of The Physics
07. Imagine Places
08. Movin’ On f. Ray Dalton
09. Heat Wave
10. Simple Things
11. I’ll Be Gone (Only For The Lonesome) f. Camila
12. Shinin’ Bright
Catch up with Scribes Here.
Download Here. | Scribes - What Was Lost ( Full Album DL Link)
Who or exactly what is a Frank Ocean?
Frank Ocean, is better known as Christopher “Lonny” Breaux. He is currently signed to Def Jam...with a catch. Good ol' Chris, well Frank, has penned records for hit making artists such as John Legend, Brandy, and your fever inducing (in a teenage caucasian, iTunes purchasing way) Justin Beiber. He decided that enough is enough after recently being ignored by the label heads and decided to un-earth his debut LP via his Tumblr.
After years of this ignorance, Ocean joined Tyler the Creator and the rest of the “Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All.”. Needless to say, he has simultaneously joined the iPods and portable MP3 players of many an avid music listener as well.
01. Street Fighter
02. Strawberry Swing
04. We All Try
05. Bitches Talkin'
06. Songs For Women
07. Love Crimes
08. Golden Eye
09. There Will Be Tears
10. Swim Good
12. American Wedding
13. Soul Calibur
14. Nature Feels
Download Here. | Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra DL Link
Friday, March 11, 2011
Imagination Detonation catches up with a very prolific New Yorker from Harlem.
Chandler Easley, one half of Cherry Co., lets us briefly inside his mindframe regarding his new business venture as well as catches those who aren't in the know, up to speed.
Catch up with Cherry Co Here to see their latest products, music efforts and lifestyle campaigns.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
DJ Clark Kent sits down with the Source magazine to recollect his memories of Frank Blanco.
Luckily for us, it wasn't "All A Dream".
The good folks over at (@RapRelapse) Rap Relapse have put together a well stated piece in the myriad of Christopher Wallace tributes that you will see roll out for the duration of the week.
Features include appearances from G.O.O.D Music's Big Sean, Jamaica Queens lyricist Noah Caine over the classic "Who Shot Ya" and femme lyricist Nina B with her twist "Unbeninable".
Needless to say, this tribute piece is...well Unbelievably enjoyable.
Player Via Datpiff.com
The trio from out West deliver their latest effort with the assist of veteran Don Cannon on hosting duties.
1. The Mirror
4. Take Me High
6. Same ‘Ol Shit
7. Nobody’s Perfect
8. Chief Rocka Freestyle feat. Casey Veggies
9. Your Fuckin’ Song
10. Show You feat. BJ The Chicago Kid
12. Somethin’ feat. Ty$
13. Still a Knucklehead feat. Sir Michael Rocks
Download Here: PacDiv - Mania! (Hosted by Don Cannon)DL Link
Catch up with them on their website PacDivDaily
Ever so effortlessly recollected (with pretty little French sub-titles for you foreigners) is Media Gasface's interview with Mr. Clifford Smith, better known as, the Ticallion Stallion (n).
Here the Staten Island New Yorker remembers recording with the great, late Christopher wallace on their record The What, as well as flying out to L.A. to record with DAZ. Clifford then briefly touches on the inevitable beef that would soon lead to the downing of arguably two of Hip-Hop's greats.
Listen /Download Here. Rapper Big Pooh - Freebasin' feat. Carlitta Durand
What Jabari said...:
" Stalley took me inside Damon Dash's creative space, DD172. He explains the value of being able to create merchandise, record music, and perform shows under one roof in this day and age. I got to learn a lot about Stalley as a musician but more as a man on this day and I know the world will learn the same soon. "
Dope, STALLEY was actually featured on BET's 106th & Park program this week (March 8th) with producer Ski Beatz.
We'll have the footage of that shortly as well!
Catch up with the Ohio native on his Twitter account.
STALLEY on Twitter
Listen/ Download Here: Surf Club - 7th Letter (SC Anthem) (Prod. by Hit-Boy)
"Surffff Cluuuuubbbb. Wave, wave, wave."
Swag? You tell us.
While browsing the benevolence that is the interwebz we came across an interview that featured Queens, New York artist Noah Caine blessed a Hip-Hop blogger with:
"Q. What's your name and where do you reside?
A. Noah Caine, The Southside, Jamaica Queens. New York City.
Q. How long have you been making music?
A. Seems like all my life. I've been rapping since I was about 10,
yeah 5th grade. Recorded music though, for a little over 5 years now.
Q. What/who inspired you to make music?
A. My Uncles. Growing up they would always have the Hip-Hop on blast in my house. I saw that they would bug out reciting the lyrics and shit. It was dope because I remember those times that my whole family was together and everything was cool. Shortly after that I started writing my own rhymes. That feeling of unity and fun that it brought to my family, that's what keeps my drive hungry.
Q. Who are some of your favorite MC's and producers that you've idolized while growing up, if any?
A. The MC's who I can give credit to for sparking the lyrical hunger
and discipline in my style are Nas, The Notorious B.I.G and Mos Def.
Growing up listening to those cats really gave me an idea of what it
is that you need to strive for as an MC. They always connected their
listeners with the subject matter and, in my opinion, are some of the
best storytellers of Hip-Hop.
As far as producers, I always had a ear for the production of J Dilla, Ski Beatz and DJ Premier. Looking back, around the time when I started rapping those were the dudes that I heard a lot of. Those sounds were the tastes of my Uncles, so naturally those types of producers are who I heard the most.
Q. Explain the origin of your former name (Hi-Jynx).
A. That name was brainstormed back in my highschool days. Me and a couple cats that I was rapping with said that the cyphers always got a little wild after I jumped in. We was looking for a name to describe that and that's what I chose.
Q. You're formerly known as Hi-Jynx. Now, you go by Noah Caine. What made you move on from Hi-Jynx to Noah Caine?
A. "Hi-Jynx" was actually more of a nickname to describe the atmosphere when I started rhyming in front of crowds. I wanted to incorporate more of me as a person into the music I put out. So I chose something more personal, more my name.
Q. You've contributed material on both of the NT Secret Society tapes and released 2 solo projects titled Music Monday and Your Love: Smells Like Money, as well. Explain the process you've went through working on your 2 solo projects.
A. Ah man, my processes are a little wild. I'm really into detail and
structure. The thought process behind "Music Monday" was simply to
exhibit a few of my talents on the mic and show a variety of styles
and sounds that I'm capable of. Building off that, I'd determine my
The feedback from "Music Monday" was crazy. People wanted to hear more full length records and concepts within a theme so I decided that's just what I'd do. That's when "Your Love: Smells Like Money" started getting materialized.
The process behind "Your Love: Smells Like Money" was issues in everyday life attributed to pursuits of Money and Love. Those two things are things that everyone experiences throughout their lives countless times and hope to attain the perfect amount of. Whether it be becoming really rich, or finding the perfect soulmate for the rest of their life. "YL:SLM" is something that people are going to relate to for a while.
Q. What's your main goal(s) that you've set to accomplish with your music?
A. My main goals are to spread my work as far as I can. I'm creating
a discussion with every project that I'm putting out and I see the
discussions happening in real time. That's the biggest pay off, when
people can come together because of the perspective that you put on
certain elements of their everyday life.
And after all, that unity is what made me want to start rapping since
I was a little kid in that tiny New York apartment all them years ago.
Pretty sweet, simple, and straight to the point. Pretty much a walk in the park of the inquiring mind. Needless to say things are shaping up for Noah as he prepares himself for what's to come this year.
We're staying tuned, as we have before.