Skyzoo - Popularity (Music Video)

Here is the official music video for Skyzoo's "Popularity" produced by Nottz, off The Salvation album, which you should own a copy of by now.


P.O.S. - Never Better (Music Video)

Yesterday P.O.S. premiered the title track and the sixth and final video off his latest album Never Better on MTV. P.O.S. has also been nominated for the 2009 MTVu Performing Woodie. You can vote for P.O.S. by heading over to MTV, feel free to vote as many times as you'd like and be sure to pass the message along to help support independent hip hop!


Subliminal Thoughts (The Regiment x Soulution) - A New Change EP

Subliminal Thoughts is formed out of Detroit emcee's OSI & IseQold of The Regiment and Holland beatmaker Soulution. "This modern day hip hop group delivers positive soulful music with powerful lyrics". Enjoy this seven song EP A New Change featuring six remixes from The Regiments A New Beginning produced by Soulution and one exclusive new joint that will be included on the upcoming LP.

01. Old School Vibe
02. Home (Detroit)
03. Something New
04. Shine Through feat. Supastition
05. Heartache
06. World We Live
07. Freedom




Beat Society & DJ K.O.: Ladder of Success Remix Contest

Yep, that's right. Another remix contest for all you aspiring producers out there. This one comes courtesy of Elementality Productions:

As Beat*Society & DJ K.O. get closer to releasing Picture These Remixes, they’ve teamed to give up and coming producers one more chance to get on the project with the "Ladder of Success" Remix Contest. Here’s what DJ K.O. had to say about the song and opportunity...

This track was the first song completed for my album Picture This way back in 2006. The idea for the song came about while sitting at a bar with Analogic (who produced the original track). We were plotting on how to make an entrance into the game. Somehow we got on the topic of ill emcees and started talking about Phonte, Masta Ace & Wordsworth. At that point in time, Tay and Ace had never been on a song before. We thought it would be really dope to hear them all together. Next thing I know I have three ill verses on the struggles of trying to climb the "ladder of success" in the game...but no hook. Picked up the horn and hit up my man K-Hill to see if he could come up with something. Next thing I know I’ve got a hook...PLUS 20 bars from yet another perspective on trying to come up in the game.

So now here is YOUR chance to come up in the game and climb the "Ladder of Success" by remixing the track featuring verses from Phonte, Wordsworth, K-Hill & Masta Ace. The winning submission will be featured on my upcoming album.

Entry Dates and Deadlines:

1. The contest opens at 12:00am Eastern Daylight Time on October 23, 2009 and closes at 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time on November 10, 2009. Entries must be received on or before 11:59pm EST on November 10, 2009.

2. The winner will be announced on on or by November 13, 2009.

To Enter:

Download the acapella and original from the album "DJ K.O. Presents: Picture This" below. Remix your own song and send a 320kbps MP3 (44.1Khz Constant Bit Rate, Normal Stereo) file of your remix along with your name and email address to


1. The winning submission will have the opportunity to have their remix placed on the upcoming album PICTURE THESE REMIXES alongside some of the today’s illest emcees & producers.

2. All producers can register @ and have a chance at being selected by the Beat*Society executives to remix select cuts for upcoming projects."

Download: DJ K.O. - "Ladder of Success" (Original x Acapella)


Vinnie Paz (of Jedi Mind Tricks): Drag You To Hell Remix Contest

Courtesy of the Jedi Mind Tricks MySpace (October 28th):

"What’s up everybody, we just announced the Vinnie Paz "Drag You To Hell" remix contest today. You can download the "Drag You To Hell" acapella here:

Then work your production magic and e-mail your remix as an mp3 back to us at by Midnight (12AM) PST on December 1, 2009.

Please include your producer name in the mp3 file name, so we can track your submission.

Winners will be announced on December 15, 2009 and will have the chance to have their production work featured on Vinnie Paz’s debut solo album, "The Assassin’s Creed," and will also be laced with a Jedi Mind Tricks prize pack from the official JMT Online Store.

So again, go to this link: to download the "Drag You To Hell" acapella, work your production magic, and then e-mail your remix back to us at by midnight PST on December 1, 2009."

Jedi Mind Tricks

Download: Vinnie Paz - "Drag You To Hell" (Original)
Download: Vinnie Paz - "Drag You To Hell" (Acapella)


Masta Ace & Edo G - Ei8ht Is Enough (Prod. by Frank Dukes) (Music Video)

Today, Court Dunn dropped a brand new music video for Masta Ace & Edo G's song "Ei8ht Is Enough", as part of his 1 Shot Music Video series with This joint is featured on Ace & Edo's upcoming album Arts & Entertainment, which is set for release on November 3rd. Shouts to Toronto's Frank Dukes on the production.


CunninLynguists - To Be For Real (Prod. by Kno)

"CL emcees Natti and Deacon The Villain wax poetic on the lack of substance in today’s culture and how it impacts the youth. Produced by Kno, CunninLynguists‘ "To Be For Real" is the third leak from Strange Journey Volume Two, the second installment of this year’s double release from the trio." -- QN5 Music

Download: CunninLynguists - "To Be For Real" (Prod. by Kno)


The Black Sunn - GodSound


Check out this latest mixtape from Baltimore's The Black Sunn. GodSound, (presented by 2dopeboyz, illRoots and PEDX Baltimore) is a very well put together album with a perfect blend of dope production from beatmakers Mydus, Varan, Jansport J, DCypher, Complex & Ruelz Rekka, combined with nearly flawless rhyming from The Black Sunn, as well as emcee 810 on "B4 I Die." In the simplest of terms, GodSound can be summed up as "an expression of positive vibes and positive energy."




Chief feat. Co$$ - Love Lost x Chief feat. Blu & Sene - True Love

Chief is an upcoming beatmaker out of Switzerland whose production works range from sophisticated soulful beats, to futuristic organic sounds, urban soundscapes, electric atmospheres; always with his solid own sound signature. His new LP Collabo Collection is set to for release on November 3rd and boasts features from artists including Moka Only, John Robinson, Kissey Asplund, Dynas, Blu, Co$$, Les Nubians, Just Brea, Abstract Rude and many more. Available for download below are two dope cuts off the album, "Love Lost" featuring Co$$, and "True Love" featuring Blu & Sene. If you like what you hear, show your support by purchasing Collabo Collection on November 3rd.

Download: Chief feat. Co$$ - "Love Lost"
Download: Chief feat. Blu & Sene - "True Love"


Classified feat. Choclair, Maestro & Moka Only - Quit While You're Ahead (Music Video)

Four of Canada's finest emcees team up for this super dope new video for the single "Quit While You're Ahead". The song features Choclair, Maestro and Moka Only is featured on Classified's latest album, Self Explanatory, which you should own if you don't already.


El Da Sensei feat. Ghettosocks & Timbuktu - Ain't Trippin' (Prod. by The Returners)

As a precursor to the upcoming Global Takeover sequel, El Da Sensei & The Returners have released The Money EP, which consists of three joints from Global Takeover, plus two exclusive new tracks from Global Takeover 2. The first of the two new tracks, "Ain't Trippin'," features emcees Ghettosocks & Timbuktu and boasts some spectacular production from The Returners. "Money (Part 2)," the final exclusive cut on the EP, features the likes of Beneficence, Kaze & Torae, and can be heard by purchasing the The Money EP now.

Download: El Da Sensei feat. Ghettosocks & Timbuktu - "Ain't Trippin''" (Prod. by The Returners)


Sean Price Is Right... (Video)

Prior to the release of his latest mixtape Kimbo Price, Dallas Penn and legendary underground rapper Sean Price meet up to go grocery shopping in the 'hood.



Diamond District - Something For Y'all (Prod. by Kev Brown)

The big day is finally here for fans of DMV triumvirate Diamond District. Their debut full-length album, In The Ruff, is out today via Mello Music Group. The album, which features two brand new tracks from the group as well as their hard to come by material from a limited release this spring, is available in stores and on iTunes. One of the just-released tracks is "Something For Y'all," produced by Kev Brown. While District member Oddisee produces the vast majority of Diamond District's songs himself, working with Brown hardly involved leaving the group's comfort zone. "Working with Kev is honestly keeping it in-house – he founded the Low Budget Crew and gave birth to everything that I'm doing right now. We wanted that signature Kev Brown sound- grimy soul."

"Something For Y'all" showcases emcees Oddisee, X.O. and yU trading verses, rapping to their audience, and trying to upstage each other. The track has a distinctively old school vibe. This old school spirit is one of the attributes that has made Diamond District's debut so hotly anticipated. While you won't find any Kangols in the vicinity of Diamond District (though Oddisee has been seen recently sporting a cardigan onstage), the track boasts a heaping serving of formative hip-hop flavor, and soul food. "Undefeated on my feet / when I'm dishing out defeat / like a plate of soul food with swine meat from Texas."

Unlike many boastful choruses, Diamond District are absolutely right when they rap together "We got something for y'all / the hardcore / something people been waiting for such a long time... we're down for the cause." That cause- real hip-hop- has been awaiting torchbearers as deserving as Diamond District for quite a while.

Download: Diamond District - "Something For Y'all" (Prod. by Kev Brown)


Kam Moye - Splitting Image (Sampler)

The date has finally arrived and to celebrate the October 27th release of Splitting Image, Kam Moye has leaked a self-selected album sampler, just in case there are still any undecided folks out there. The sampler is a 7-song sneak preview of Kam's first CD under his given name, rather than his alter ego Supastition. Splitting Image represents more than just a name change for Kam. The album isn’t a departure so much as an evolution towards a more mature, focused persona, and the sampler contains several songs that hint at this transition.

The sampler features production from Jake One, Vitamin D, M-Phazes, Veterano, Khrysis, and S1 with guest appearances by Phonte, One Be Lo, Zumbi (Zion I), and many more.

Sampler Track List:
01. Splitting Image feat. Neenah
02. Imani
03. Re:born
04. Hello Karma feat. Phonte and Ayah
05. Let's Be Honest
06. Give Out, Give In
07. Life Line feat. One Be Lo



DJ K.O. feat. Silent Knight - Living Out A State of Mind Pt. 1 (Prod. by Analogic)

"Living Out A State of Mind Pt. 1" is the second single off DJ K.O.’s upcoming EP which features the two original Elementality members - Silent Knight on the mic & Analogic on the beat. This track is the beginning of a series of songs documenting the Elementality story. Over the course of the next year, DJ K.O. will be releasing free EP’s every month. Living Out A State of Mind Vol. 1 is slated for release on November 10th. Hit the link below for a download including the main, instrumental and acapella of "Living Out A State of Mind Pt. 1".

Download: DJ K.O. feat. Silent Knight - "Living Out A State of Mind Pt. 1" (Prod. by Analogic)


Strong Arm Steady feat. Talib Kweli - Get Started (Prod. by Madlib)

Here is the second track to be released from the upcoming collaboration between Strong Arm Steady & Madlib, Stoney Jackson. "Get Started" features a verse from Talib Kweli and an incredible instrumental courtesy of Madlib. Guest appearances on Stoney Jackson include Talib Kweli, Guilty Simpson, Phonte, Planet Asia and a host of underground Los Angeles’s emerging rap talent. Track list & release date on the way, as well as a new music video coming sometime next week.

Download: Strong Arm Steady feat. Talib Kweli - "Get Started" (Prod. by Madlib)


Toki Wright - Devil's Advocate (Music Video)

Toki Wright's debut album on Rhymesayers, A Different Mirror, is still one of the top albums to be released this year and it's very refreshing to see that MTV caught wind and decided to feature the video for Toki's "Devil's Advocate" on their website. If you haven't purchased a copy of A Different Mirror yet, make sure you do so as soon as possible.


Gift of Gab - Escape 2 Mars (Album Info + Audio)

Gift of Gab is set to release his newest solo album, Escape 2 Mars, on November 3rd. Features on the album include a Del the Funky Homosapien & Brother Ali collaboration for the single, "Dreamin", which is available for download below. Additional features include Quannum Projects affiliates Joyo Velarde, Lateef The Truthspeaker, and Honeycut’s vocalist Bart Davenport. Production was handled mainly Bay Area beatmaker DNAEBEATS, minus a few beats from Headnodic.

"People are gonna think this is about Martians, but it’s not," Gab explains. "It’s more so about taking care of the planet we’re on. We might have to escape to Mars or somewhere else if we keep taking the planet we live on for granted. I’m not trying to preach to anyone," he continues. "I just think it’s important for us to raise the level of consciousness and consideration of these things."

Download: Gift of Gab - "El Gifto Magnifico"
Download: Gift of Gab feat. Del the Funky Homosapien & Brother Ali – "Dreamin’"


Shad feat. Jermiside & Destruments - The Calling (Prod. by Danny Diggs) (Music Video + Audio)

Check out this dope new video for "The Calling," which is featured on Danny Diggs' Introducing... EP, released this past month. The song features production from Irish beatmaker Danny Diggs, with Shad, Jermiside, & Destruments handling the mic duties. If you enjoy the video, click the link below to download and add the song to your choice of music player.

Download: Shad feat. Jermiside & Destruments - "The Calling" (Prod. by Danny Diggs)


The Black Sunn - Pretty Girl Complex

Off The Black Sunn's upcoming album, GodSound, here is the newest leak, "Pretty Girl Complex." GodSound is set to be released next Tuesday, October 27th, and is hosted by 2dopeboyz, illRoots, & PEDX Baltimore.

Download: The Black Sunn - "Pretty Girl Complex"


Jermiside - Die Jerm Die (Mixed by DJ Low Key)


Words from Jermiside:

I had honestly had this title for some time. The O.G. meaning is the meaning of Jermiside itself, a germicide kills germs. All the negatives in life can be veiwed as the "germs". All the things that proliferate in the world that you would rather see gone. (Die Jerm Die!)

I started officially working on this project early 2007 at the start of a rough ass patch which is when it started to take on a different meaning. I didn't want to do music anymore (so i thought), I was broke as hell, a close family member got snatched from the planet among MANY other things...just a grim feeling moment in time. It was originally supposed to be an exit or some kind of closure musically (Die Jerm Die!)

Eventually as things started back on the up and up I decided to stop making tracks in that vein and just put together a mixtape of songs that best captured that moment in time like a snapshot of those emotions and thoughts.



Aceyalone feat. Treasure Davis - Can't Hold Back (Music Video)

Official music video for Aceyalone's "Can't Hold Back" featuring Treasure Davis. From Aceyalone & The Lonely Ones, in stores now.


Zumbi (of Zion I) - Infinite (Prod. by Lee Bannon)

November 24th marks the date emcee Zumbi (of Zion I) drops volume four of his Science of Breath mixtape series. The latest volume will feature artists including Talib Kweli, U-N-I, Lee Bannon, Mistah F.A.B., & Chali 2na, among others. Enjoy the amazing first leak, "Infinite", produced by Lee Bannon.

Download: Zumbi (of Zion I) - "Infinite" (Prod. by Lee Bannon)


Exile feat. J. Mitchell - Your Summer Song (Remix)

The newest track off Exile's upcoming Radio Remix project features the lovely J. Mitchell remixing "Your Summer Song" off the original Radio album. You may recognize J. Mitchell as she was featured on the hook for Fashawn's single "Life As A Shorty." Radio Remix is due for release sometime next year.

Download: Exile feat. J. Mitchell - "Your Summer Song" (Remix)


Substantial feat. Extended Famm - The W.W.K.Y.A. Tour (Prod. by Burns) (+ Kno Remix)

Check out these fresh new joints off the Substantial/Burns EP. "The W.W.K.Y.A. Tour" is "classic multi-part Happy F*ck You chaos in full effect, with Tonedeff, PackFM & Substantial trading verses over a bombastic Burns breakbeat as they get repeatedly sidetracked by shit-talkers on the way to their next tour stop." And as a bonus, QN5 Music has also released Kno's Remix, which is even better than the original, in my opinion.

Download: Substantial feat. Extended Famm - "The W.W.K.Y.A. Tour" (Prod. by Burns)
Download: Substantial feat. Extended Famm - "The W.W.K.Y.A. Tour" (Kno Remix)


XO - All I Had (LaLa) (Music Video)

For you smokers out there (I know there are plenty), Studio43 has released the first of two fan-favorite videos from XO's recent release, Monumental. "All I Had (LaLa)" is a work of art, literally, and is ready for the world to see." This video is DOPE!, no pun intended...


Killah Priest - Diagnose

"Diagnose" is the final leak to be released from Killah Priest's newest album, Elizabeth, in stores now.

Download: Killah Priest - "Diagnose"


Army of the Pharaohs - The Unholy Terror (Album Info + Audio)

The Army returns with their latest effort: Jedi Mind Tricks Presents the Army of the Pharaohs: The Unholy Terror, which delivers the same disemboweling brand of hard-core boom-bap and battle rhyming that this veteran crew is known for. Constant touring through Europe and the United States has primed the outfit for their third full-length release.

As tradition dictates, the new face of the unit is comprised of a potent arsenal of formidable MCs and producers. It is a unique mixture of Philadelphia’s best home-grown talent and outside affiliations with the likes of like Vinnie Paz, Outerspace, Reef the Lost Cauze, Des Devious, Doap Nixon, Jus Allah, King Magnetic and King Syze teaming up with Apathy, Celph Titled, Esoteric, Block McCloud and Journalist.

The Pharaohs’ sound is guided by the deft hands of well-known and heavily respected beat-makers like Philly’s own DJ Kwestion, while Apathy and Celph also show their production chops on this album. Contributions also come from producers Vanderslice, Crown, Undefined, DC the Midi Alien, Grand Finale, Hypnotist, JBL the Titan and MTK.

The Unholy Terror continues on in the same vein as AOTP’s earlier efforts: epic, grimy beats and raw rhymes. Having spent their entire existence as a self-contained unit, AOTP exhibits a tightness and a complexity that only comes with years of crafted experience. Once again the Army proves itself to be more than the sum of its parts. Seasoned by the road and their respective careers outside AOTP, the members return with focused intensity to what has become more than just a collection of Rappers: it is now a tradition.

Download: Army of the Pharoahs - "Godzilla"
Download: Army of the Pharoahs - "Contra Montra"


Los Carolina (DJ Babu x Sean Boog) feat. Khrysis & Erica Thompson - More Than Okay

DJ Babu repping Los Angeles along with Justus League/Away Team member Sean Boog repping North Carolina have joined forces to create the group Los Carolina. Enjoy this first leak from the duo, "More Than Okay," which features Khrysis & Erica Thompson.

Download: Los Carolina feat. Khrysis & Erica Thompson - "More Than Okay" | Sharebee


Grynch, Macklemore & Gatsby - Something New (Remix) (Music Video)

Grynch, Macklemore and Gatsby killed it on this remix of "Something New," produced by P Smoov. The original is found on Fresh Espresso's debut album, Glamour.

Download: Grynch, Macklemore & Gatsby - "Something New (Remix)" (Prod. by P Smoov) | Sharebee


Northe'n Lights - Cut 'Em Or Pay 'Em (CD Sampler)


Northwest production duo Northe'n Lights, consisting of Terminill and Sonny, have a full length album coming soon called Cut Em Or Pay Em and have decided to release this eight track sampler mixed by dj100proof. The full length album drops November 13th, and features artists such as Punchline, Braille, Theory Hazit, Illmaculate, Grynch, and many more!

01. Intro
02. All My Life feat. Grynch, Top Shelf & Reed Thomas Lawrence
03. Grand Theft Audio feat. Element & Knuckles
04. Let It Rain feat. Punchline & Toni Hill
05. Three The Hardway feat. T Soprano, Mikey Vegaz & Luck One (Scratches by DJ RPM)
06. Kicks To The Hat feat. Illmaculate
07. International feat. Dubble 00 & Pricy
08. Overdrive feat. Arjay




Felt - Get Cake (Video)

"The Felt boys bring you "Get Cake" a video about things you're interested in."


Cymarshall Law - I Remember (Prod. by Abnormal)

Since returning home from tour this last summer, Cymarshall Law has been grinding in the studio and has two projects in the works. First to be released is The Creator's Craft Mix CD, followed by The Creator's Kid EP. I haven't received any info regarding release dates, but in the meantime, check out this new Abnormal produced joint, "I Remember."

Download: Cymarshall Law - "I Remember" (Prod. by Abnormal) | Sharebee


Oddisee Music Presents: Odd Autumn

Here is the follow up to the Odd Summer EP, aptly titled Odd Autumn. The album is mostly made up of instrumentals, but features vocal appearances from Tranquill and Nikki Jean as well. Make sure to download the Diamond Exchange mixtape a few posts down if you're a fan of Oddisee's production.

01. The Supplier feat. Tranqill
02. Almost A Year Since
03. Everything Changed Nothing (Instrumental)
04. Every Day People (Instrumental)
05. Pulp Fiction
06. Saw Myself Today
07. The Second Date
08. Grey’s Anatomy
09. Tell The Truth (Instrumental)
10. Theatre
11. Autumn Run
12. Tell The Truth feat. Nikki Jean (Bonus)




Kev Brown - Another Random Joint (Music Video)

I'm finally back, and my catch-up marathon begins with this dope new music video from Kev Brown and the Low Budget crew for, "Another Random Joint," off the Random Joints album, which should be copped if you have not done so thus far. The video was shot by Apex and edited/produced by Humble Monarch.


Mirage & Concept - Inner Pains (SAMPLER)

Concept MySpace

"Relentless underground duo Mirage & Concept offer up their third release, appropriately named Inner Pains. The 16 track LP serves as a bittersweet reminder of just how far hip-hop has strayed from its rebellious and thought-provoking roots.
Mirage's soul-spilling lyrics are driven by the melodic charge of Concept's sleek homage to the true beat-smiths of the 90's. The crux of the album is refreshingly simple: honesty. Long lost has been hip-hop's blueprint to entice and relate; Mirage & Concept have rediscovered it with Inner Pains. Harmonious nostalgia at its finest"
- J. Hunter

So far the album is available for digital download @ Amazon, and will soon be available on Itunes worldwide.

Buy album: Amazon

Download Sampler

This album is definitely worth the bucks, peeped the actual album last night and it's def up there for album of the month, Mirage is a force to be rekoned with and is def on the up while Concepts beats fit perfectly with the rhymes.


Finale - The Senator (Prod. by Waajeed) (Music Video)

Detroit emcee Finale has drawn inspiration from another rust belt city for his newest video, "The Senator," from his spring-released, highly acclaimed A Pipe Dream And A Promise. Both the song and video are based largely on David Simon and HBO's Baltimore epic series, The Wire. The Senator in question is State Senator Clay Davis, not one of the show's main characters but certainly one of its most fascinating and divisive. Davis is an exploitative figure that acts as an intermediary between drug dealers and real estate developers, pocketing cash from both sides all the while. Finale uses Davis as a means of getting the point of the song across: calling out liars who are fronting as something they aren't. The song opens with the line "I heard a lot of y'all talkin' / A lot of you not walkin'." Finale even manages to make Davis' trademark exclamation "sheeeeeiiiiittttt" a centerpiece of the song's chorus. The video seamlessly blends Finale's Detroit with The Wire's Baltimore and employs key scenes and lines from the show to carry across Finale's punchlines.

The video is directed by Roy Miles Jr., who developed the video concept along with Interdependent Media General Manager/A&R, iD. On working together to create the video, Finale says, "I shot the footage of myself rapping while I was on the west coast doing interviews and press runs with Interdependent Media. When I left town I told iD and Roy what season's clip I used from The Wire. Roy and his assistant took the time to go through episodes of the show and find clips that synced up with various lines in the song. It's kind of dope that they were able to find specific scenes that matched up with what i was saying in the song."

The track, from Finale's debut A Pipe Dream And A Promise, features production by Waajeed. Finale pulls off an impressive tightrope walk in the song's lyrics. "The Senator" serves as a powerful call-out to those fronting as something they're not while incorporating the themes and action of the world of The Wire. "We climbin' up ladders and goin' through the suits / It ain't a game where the rappers hug and make up in order to take your books Iif it ain't truth I don't want it." Finale couples a smooth flow with impressively dense lyricism that will have the listener appreciating a new line with each progressive listen.


Peanut Butter Wolf: 45 Live Collectors Tin

After catching wreck on dozens of 45-only (aka donuts) Hip-Hop sets worldwide, Peanut Butter Wolf has gotten together with the good folks at Five Day Weekend to put together this insane collection of 10 Rap 45’s packaged in a beautiful heavy-weight collector’s tin. The 20 classic Hip Hop cuts, personally hand picked by PBW and taken from such iconic labels as Enjoy, Sleeping Bag, Fresh, Cold Chillin’, Strong City and many more are guaranteed to not only put a smile on the face of any avid Old School Hip Hop fan, but also provide a great introduction to the golden era for any Rap fans of the new millennium.

Peanut Butter Wolf quotes:

"This project is such a great honor for me to be involved with.This is one of the crowning moments of my music career, seriously. As a kid growing up in San Jose , CA when all this stuff was coming out, I was hooked and half a lifetime later I still am. I can only imagine what these songs sound like to a teenager today hearing them for the first time, just as they probably wonder what it was like for someone like me to have heard them for the first time back when it was all happening. I've also always wondered what it was like to grow up in one of the five boroughs in Hip Hop's infancy in the 80s. These songs were the closest I got to knowing."


Diamond District - Diamond Exchange (Mixtape)

Gearing up for their October 27th release of In The Ruff, DMV's Diamond District is leaking a twelve-track mixtape compiled by DJ Buddy. Featuring four songs from the upcoming album along with a mix of each of the group member's solo work, these tracks all come together to comprise the Diamond Exchange Mixtape with all of the tracks laced together seamlessly with cuts and transitions courtesy of DJ Buddy, who states, "I mulled it over with my mom and we decided Diamond District is the definitive hip-hop group of today." Returning the compliment, group producer/emcee, Oddisee, speaks highly of DJ Buddy and his involvement in putting the mixtape together, saying, "DJ buddy is great and in all honesty this mixtape is all him. He's an actual fan and supporter of our music and movement. The mixtape was actually DJ Buddy's idea and he presented the idea to us. We're fans of a lot of his remixes, so it was in honor to be included in his series." Each of the tracks throws the spotlight onto one of the group's members, letting them each showcase their talent, including the track "In the Jungle," which features a purely instrumental performance by Oddisee. Although a pre-album mixtape, don't let it throw you that a handful of these songs are not on the album – not one of them lacks in the high quality production or deft lyrics that the group has become known for.




People Under The Stairs - Trippin' At The Disco (Music Video)

In March of 1980 two young rappers from Los Angeles appeared on the "Chikara Kurahashi Hit Station" variety show in Tokyo. It was the first time rap music had ever been performed in Asia and here is the lost tape of that performance. Enjoy this lost performance transferred from Beta - People Under The Stairs "Trippin' at the Disco."


Jern Eye - Beautiful x Something's Wrong (Prod. by Illmind) (Music Video)

Jern Eye's first official video from his new album, Vision available now everywhere. Dual concept video, with Lorenzo Escalante directing the "Beautiful" part of the video and Charles Barcelona providing direction for "Something's Wrong." Shouts to Illmind on the production for both tracks.


Behind The Scenes: Del The Funky Homosapien & Tame One - Parallel Uni-Verses

At this point in their respective careers, Del The Funky Homosapien & Tame One have little to prove to anyone. Both legends in their own right, the two super emcees are striving mostly for their own creative satisfaction. In this clip, they speak on their inspiration, their subject matter, and how their collaboration came about. The album Parallel Uni-Verses is out this week on Gold Dust Records.


Sene - WonLover (Prod. by Blu aka GODlee Barnes) (Music Video + Audio)

Here is the official Music Video for "WonLover" from Sene's Debut LP "ADayLate&ADollarShort" produced by Blu aka GODlee Barnes.

Download: Sene - "WonLover" (Prod. by Blu aka GODlee Barnes) | Sharebee


Tracks You May Have Missed: October Edition

What's happenin' good people? While my computer was down (and still is) there were quite a few dope tracks I was unable to post. Here I have provided a .zip file of most of the dopeness that was released in the last couple weeks. Enjoy! Videos you may have missed are coming shortly.

Tracklisting (In no particular order)

The Black Sunn - Passing By (Prod. by Varan)
Gotham Green & Quickie Mart feat. Buff1 &Tunji - Triple Threat
Dumhi feat. Che Grand & Donwill - Latest Activity
Mac Lethal feat. Devin The Dude & Evidence - Prove It To Me
Definite - Dream (Prod. by Blu aka. GODlee Barnes)
Royce Da 5'9" feat. Bun B & Joell Ortiz - Hood Love (Prod. by DJ Premier)
Snowgoons feat. Tribeca, Nutrageous, & Termanology - The Ill Bunch
King Magnetic feat. Joell Ortiz & Tug McRaw - The Trifecta (Prod. by Astronote)
Illa J & J Dilla - Shake It Down Pt. 2
Rakim - Walk These Streets (Prod. by Needlz)
Vinnie Paz - Same Story (My Dedication)
People Under The Stairs - Hit The Top
Cunninlynguists feat. E-40 & Evidence - Running Wild
Dre Biggity feat. Diz Gibran & Fashawn - CREAM
Dynas feat. Slick Rick - Family Jewels
Jermside - Like Never Before (Prod. by Von Pea)
Paten Locke - Off the Grid
Royce Da 5'9" feat. Phonte - Something 2 Ride 2
Sene - WonLover (Prod. by Blu aka. GODlee Barnes)
Sol feat. Grynch - No Sleep



CunninLynguists - Running Wild (New Single)

Produced by Kno and featuring emcees Natti and Deacon The Villain trading verses with Evidence of Dilated Peoples and Bay Area legend E-40 about society’s uptick in chaos and violence, CunninLynguists‘ “Running Wild” is the official first single from Strange Journey Volume Two, the second installment of this year’s double release from the trio.

CunninLynguists’ newest project, Strange Journey Volume Two, is set to be released on November 3rd. Guests include Sean Price, Tonedeff, Geologic of Blue Scholars, Freddie Gibbs, Substantial, Poison Pen and more with production from J-Zone and Blue Sky Black Death.

Similar to Volume One, Strange Journey Volume Two is also almost entirely produced by Kno and features 70+ minutes of brand new music. The trio will be supporting the release by embarking on a 28 city tour starting November 10th.

Pre-order Strange Journey Vol 2 now at


Temporary Leave Of Absence

What's good people? Sorry for the lack of posting the past couple days, my desktop decided to crash so I am posting this from the library. However, I have ordered some new parts for the desktop and they should be here by Monday. Until then, there won't be anything new posted, unless FILI is around somewhere and would like to contribute a bit in the meantime. I apologize again for any inconvenience. See y'all back in a few days! Peace.

-- Dilla Donuts


Kam Moye - RE:Born (Prod. by Vitamin D)

Kam released the first official single off of his upcoming LP "Splitting Image" just last week, now he also gives the fans an opportunity to download the B-side of that single, "RE:Born", for free. For this track, Kam Moye aka Supastition gets a hand from Seattle standout Vitamin D on the production tip, and Kam absolutely kills it as he does a good 95% of the time. Make sure you pick up a copy of the new album "Splitting Image," which hits stores October 27th. It is definitely my most anticipated album of this year, and that's saying a lot 'cause there have been some damn good releases thus far.

Download: Kam Moye - "Reborn" (Prod. by Vitamin D) | Sharebee


Waajeed - Tetris

Here's a brand new instrumental from Platinum Pied Piper producer, Waajeed. I'll let the good folks at RubyHornet explain the joint:
Can I buy a vowel? Double A, Double E, Waajeed brings us "Tetris" an instrumental puzzle piece from Scion's Beat Machine Project. Scion enlisted Blu Jemz to put together the CD, that is all instrumentals, all the time. Mood-casters, break beats, and gloomy compositions fill up the 14 track collection, with songs from Dorian Concept, Flying Lotus, Dr. Who Dat? and more. Scion is bringing Blu Jemz and company to a city near you. The tour kicks off in San Francisco, and will hit Chicago this Friday at The Shrine. Get "Tetris" below.
Download: Waajeed - "Tetris" | Sharebee


Snowgoons - The Trojan Horse (Album Release Info)


The Snowgoons, the German production crew (consisting of DJ’s Det, Illegal and Waxwork) who have come to be known for their head-banging international underground hip-hop collaborations with the best indie MC’s around, announce a major step forward in their career. The Snowgoons are officially launching their own record label “Goon Muzik” in a unique partnership with iHipHop Distribution. With international physical and digital distribution, control of their own record label and a fantastic, feature-filled fourth album to kick things off, the Snowgoons, Goon Muzik and iHipHop Distribution are proud to announce “The Trojan Horse,” available in stores and online October 27th.

The Snowgoons return to their time-tested formula on “The Trojan Horse,” collaborating with such upper-echelon indie MCs as: La Coka Nostra (ILL Bill, Everlast & Slaine), Heltah Skeltah (Ruck & Sean Price), Rakaa Iriscience (Dilated Peoples), Termanology, Sabac Red (Non Phixion), Young De, Freestyle (Arsonists), Reef The Lost Cauze, Outerspace, King Syze, Block McCloud, Chief Kamachi, Reks & many many more.

The first single off the album is titled “Hey Young World,” and features two of Indie hip-hop’s most respected crews: La Coka Nostra and Heltah Skeltah. With verses from ILL Bill, Everlast, Slaine, Ruck and Sean Price laced over this track sings with the signature sound of the German production team.

"Hey Young World" feat. La Coka Nostra & Heltah Skeltah


01. The Trojan Horse feat. Savage Brothers
02. King Kong feat. Reef The Lost Cauze & Young De
03. Hey Young World feat. La Coka Nostra & Heltah Skeltah
04. Krush University feat. Krush Unit & Freestyle
05. Git Cha Gully Up feat. Outerspace
06. Full Force feat. Block McCLoud, King Syze, Faez One & Sifu Versus
07. Hate On Me feat. Krumb Snatcha & M-Dot
08. Make Way feat. Buckshot, Reef The Lost Cauze & Chief Kamachi
09. Goons Stampede feat. Rakaa (Dilated Peoples), Reks & Sicknature
10. The Limit feat. Viro The Virus
11. He Sold Out feat. Lord Lhus
12. The Ill Bunch feat. Tribeca, Nut-Rageous & Termanology
13. The Time Is Now feat. D-Stroy, Freestyle & Sicknature
14. Valley Of Death feat. Block McCloud, Sabac Red, LordWillin
15. Scar Sculpture feat. Virtuoso & Young Haze
16. I Did Everything feat. Qualm (Savage Brothers), Darkskinned Assassin & Lord Lhus
17. Cross The Line feat. Young Haze
18. Survive The Mess feat. El Da Sensei & Kaze
19. Man In The Mirror feat. Nut-Rageous

Click here to listen to album snippets.


67 Mob - Raising The Bar


67 Mob Records Proudly Presents: The Debut Album From 67 Mob, Raising The Bar. A&R'd by Dreddy Kruger of Think Differently Music. The 67 Mob are from Dyker Heights, Brooklyn (Bensonhurst/Bay Ridge) they are four childhood friends who all grew up on the same block in Bensonhurst 67th street - Chz, Lips, Grecaman & Sal Black form 67 Mob & that is where the name of the group derived from to pay homage to the block that they all grew up on. They were friends before they started doing music together & have been recording as a group for about 7 years & have over 100 songs recorded, this first album is one of two concept driven records that will be released within six months apart. Raising The Bar, produced entirely by Wu-Tang affiliate Bronze Nazareth who has produced tracks for RZA, GZA, Raekwon, Masta Killa & Immortal Technique to name a few. Raising The Bar has 18 songs & 11 guest artists. The album features some of hip-hop's finest lyricists from the east to the west coast, including AZ, Buckshot, Masta Killa (Wu-Tang Clan), Kool G. Rap, Planet Asia, Sean Price, Cutty Ranks, Canibus, Killa Priest, Bronze Nazareth & Phillie (Wisemen)

01. You Don’t Even Know
02. Raising The Bar feat. Cutty Ranks
03. Keep It Movin’ feat. Buckshot
04. Any Contender feat. Masta Killa
05. Beast
06. Poison String Masquerade feat. AZ
07. Bensonhurst Skit
08. Let The Games Begin feat. Sean Price
09. Archie Bunker Meets Sammy Davis Jr. Skit
10. Mob Ride
11. Backbreaker
12. Chasin’ The High
13. Legendary feat. Kool G Rap
14. Gun Barrel Keys feat. Bronze Nazareth & Canibus
15. Fastlane
16. Rain On My Parade
17. Survivin’ This Game feat. Bronze Nazareth, Phillie & Killah Priest
18. Rude Awakening
19. Get That Now feat. Planet Asia
20. No Ez Way Out



Georgia Anne Muldrow - Run Away (Music Video/Audio)

"Run Away" is the lead single from Georgia Anne Muldrow's next album, "Early," available everywhere November 10th on CD, Vinyl and Digital Download.

Download: Georgia Anne Muldrow - "Run Away" | Sharebee


Buckshot & Sean Price - The Feeling (Prod. by 9th Wonder & Dan The Man)

Check out this brand new cut from Buckshot & Sean Price entitled, "The Feeling," produced by the 9th Wonder of the world and Dan The Man. This joint will be featured in the upcoming Blaxploitation-spoof film, Black Dynamite, which hits theaters everywhere on October 16th.

Download: Buckshot & Sean Price - "The Feeling" (Prod. by 9th Wonder & Dan The Man) | Sharebee


Ghettosocks feat. Edgar Allen Floe - Don't Turn Around (Music Video/Audio)

Here's a new video from Halifax emcee, Ghettosocks, featuring North Carolina's Edgar Allen Floe, off Socks' "Treat of the Day" album. For more info and exclusive content from Ghettosocks check out

Download: Ghettosocks feat. Edgar Allen Floe - "Don't Turn Around" (Prod. by Bix) | Sharebee


BK-One & Benzilla - American Nightmare x Philly Boy

Here are two final leaks off the extremely dope new album from BK-One & Benzilla, Rádio Do Canibal. First up, we have an interesting collaboration between Brother Ali & Scarface on the track "American Nightmare", but the pair manage to sound incredibly well together over the jazzy instrumental from BK-One & Benzilla. And secondly is a feature from legendary Roots crew representative, Black Thought, for the song "Philly Boy" where Black flows flawlessly over BK & Zilla's guitar driven instrumental. Make sure to order your copy of Rádio Do Canibal on October 6th, or pre-order it now.

Download: BK-One & Benzilla feat. Brother Ali & Scarface - "American Nightmare" | Sharebee
Download: BK-One & Benzilla feat. Black Thought - "Philly Boy" | Sharebee


Panacea - Corkscrew Gaps EP


Corkscrew Gaps is a collection of unreleased album recording sessions, rare remixes, and collaborations ranging from years 2003 to 2009. The first 500 people to download the EP will get an email with a link to a song off their forthcoming album, "12 Step Program," out sometime in 2010.

01. Coin Toss
02. Spirit Bomb (Neosonic Super-Saiyan Remix)
03. Pack-Up Line
04. Reasons
05. Close (K-Murdock’s Ronin Remix)
06. Lady Gives the Blues
07. Rope-A-Dope
08. Summertime Falls
09. Elysium




Chali 2na feat. Beenie Man - International (Music Video)

Here's the second official video from Chali 2na for the Beenie Man assisted joint, "International," off Chali's latest release, Fish Outta Water. Do yourself and hip-hop a favor and buy the album if you haven't done so already.


MYX Music Label Jam Session (Video)

Throw together Kam Moye, Jern Eye, Tunji, Evangelist a couple of MPC’s and a guitar and only good things can happen. This improv freestyle collaboration has tracks laid down by producers Cook Classics and Keelay of production duo Keelay & Zaire and Nate Mercereau on guitar. Impromptu sessions like this are just another example of how strong, versatile, and fun hip-hop can be when you gather a handful of talented emcees and musicians in a room together and let them do what they do best. The flow exhibited lets you know that these guys are grinding hard, but always having fun. With the handful of rappers present at the jam session overflowing with talent, it may be Kam Moye who shines the brightest as he raps, “I’m still pressing up albums / And keep women friends who could be twins with Jessica Alba.” As each emcee spits on a different topic, showing off enormous diversity in style, the one consistent theme throughout the video is clear: dope music. Jern Eye's Vision and Kam Moye's Splitting Image will be available October 13th and October 27th respectively via MYX Music Label.


Masta Ace & Edo G: Behind The Scenes of Little Young (Video)

Check out this Behind The Scenes look at Masta Ace & EDO. G's soon to be released video for "Little Young"; including appearances from DOITALL (Lords Of The Underground), Roman Oben (NFL's San Diego Chargers) and Masta Ace's do it yourself Grill Kit. As some of you know, the "First 48" spoof that Ace and EDO debuted a few weeks ago was met by a "Cease & Desist" letter from "A&E" cable network, which prompted the "First 48" video to be pulled and also quelled plans the duo had of releasing a second promotional video ("Intervention") for the project; which will now unfortunately go unseen. The "Cease & Desist" from A&E also prompted a change in release date for the project, which is now November 3rd.


Jern Eye - The Eye Exam (Prequel To Vision)

To prepare for the October 13th release of his sophomore effort, Vision, MYX Music Label artist Jern Eye is pleased to release a free mixtape to tide over fans waiting to hear the new album. The Eye Exam is comprised of twenty tracks including album cuts, remixes, and rare and never before heard songs. Mixed by The Pharcyde's DJ Icewater, The Eye Exam gives current fans and virgin listeners alike a small taste of what to expect on the Bay Area emcee's forthcoming album.

The Eye Exam demonstrates Jern's lyrical dexterity and ability to adapt to any soundscape without losing his identity. On the track "Champion," Jern Eye demonstrates champion bravado by rapping "...visualize the pinnacle, I see myself living it / Whether not they checking it / A couple thou' checking in / Riders in the Bay cold posting like a pelican / Some hella bent we on the grind like cinnamon / Sprinkle taste on'em / Now the slang's getting relevant." With production from the likes of !llmind and Keelay & Zaire, plus cameos ranging from Stacy Epps to Guilty Simpson and Cali Agents to Dilated Peoples' own Rakaa Iriscience, it's evident that Jern Eye is comfortable behind the microphone solo or with peers and has no trouble at all holding his own with hip-hop's elite.

01. The One feat. Khai Sharrieff
02. L feat. Lunar Heights
03. 21 feat. Kristo
04. No Weak Links feat. Lunar Heights
05. Something feat. Lunar Heights
06. Do What It Do feat. Nightclubber Lang,
07. Burnin feat. Cali Agents (Geenome Remix)
08. Audio Effective feat. Lunar Heights 9. So & So feat. Guilty Simpson
09. Food
10. G.A.M.E. remix feat. Shing02
11. Rush
12. Right Here feat. Stacy Epps & Lunar Heights
13. What U Want feat. The Regiment
14. Get Down
15. Step feat. Noelle Scaggs & Lunar Heights
16. Checkmate
17. Keep It Cool
18. Man feat. Lunar Heights
19. Champion feat. Rakaa Iriscience, Nighclubber Lang & Noelle Scaggs




Debilorithmicos feat. CYNE - I'm Out (Music Video)

Looking for a dope song and an incredible visual experience? Look no further. Here is a brand new video from the Barcelona production duo Debilorithmicos (El Chavo x Josh Fontan) for the song "I'm Out," featuring CYNE, off of their 2008 album release, Dimarts i dojous. If a "hot, organic and groovy affair where soul, hip hop and black music collide" sounds good to you, then I highly recommend purchasing Dimarts i dojous, available on Vinyl or by MP3 Download.




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