• Artist: Phil Adé
  • TrackName: Monte Carlo Dreams feat. US Royalty (prod. Sunny Norway)
  • Album: A Different World

Oops I haven’t posted anything in a min … but I’ve been spinning this Phil Adé mixtape ‘A Different World’ for a few weeks now and still love it. Check it! Nice flow, nice beats and samples. Very listenable set.

Especially love the Marsha Ambrosius and Peter Bjorn & John samples (“Your Hands” and “Second Chance” respectively). “You’re the One” is pretty sick too. Enjoyyyy

  • Artist: The Cool Kids ft Ghostface Killah
  • TrackName: Penny Hardaway
  • Album: When Fish Ride Bicycles

rappers often reference basketball greats on tracks and it got me wondering.. WHERE IS DIRK’S???


the cool kids have penny hardaway …

kendrick lamar has michael jordan … 

stalley / ski beatz have larry bird

i’m DYING to see someone rhyme something with nowitzki… please. pretty please. 

wow. probably the only time i’ll ever wish i was in canada…

ha. but seriously, drake, j cole & nas all together?? YES.

Jermaine dropped some goodies last night on dreamvillain.net last night in the form of a free EP with 5 unreleased tracks. All worth spinning, obviously. Just feeds the anticipation for the the full-length.


  • Artist: Kenton Dunson
  • TrackName: Beautiful Fight
  • Album: Creative Destruction 2 (Presented by Earmilk.com)

Just discovering Kenton Dunson - really solid producer and lyricist with a new (free!) album full of infectious tracks. Download below and enjoy. Definitely had this on repeat for a bit. 


10 Most Popular Hip Hop Tracks of the Week…

The Top 10 Most Popular Hip Hop Singles The Week Of 7/25/2011

I like this idea. And I just generally love lists. I agree/like all of these with the exception of #5 and #7. Anywho, enjoy over at HipHopDX.com 

new frank ocean track. can never get enough of his voice.. listen over at Rap Radar

UPDATE: turns out i guess it’s actually bridget kelly’s track … i should know these things. eesh.

I’m definitely not hating this Kelly Rowland album that dropped yesterday. Completely solid in my opinion. Get it HERE.

Or stream it on spotify if you’re loving the new service as much as I am :)

beastie boys make the most entertaining videos. this is hilarious/awesome/every 6-year-old boy’s dream.. directed by spike jonze.


OK people, please get ready for the world premiere of the explicit epic
length video/ short film for “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win.”

Though no Yeti’s were harmed in the making of this video, please remember, that there are some scenes that are a rugged and raw depiction of a world that is at times violent, and even frightening.

That being said, please heat up the butter and the popcorn, sit back and enjoy. Directed by Spike Jonze and written by Adam Yauch, we hope you have fun.

i almost hate to admit it, but chris brown can kinda rap… of course a 9th wonder beat doesn’t hurt. 

The Map of America As Seen by a New Yorker
Currently dying over this. Hi.lar.i.ous.

The Map of America As Seen by a New Yorker

Currently dying over this. Hi.lar.i.ous.

  • Artist: Nikki Jean
  • TrackName: Million Star Motel (feat. Lupe Fiasco & Black Thought)
  • Album: Nikki Jean

not a big nikki jean fan but lupe and black thought (of the roots) make this track pretty excellent. plus i can never resist a doo-wop backtrack.