Monday, August 31, 2009

Drake & Trey Songz – Successful (Video)

I ain't even watched this yet. Hustlin'. Peep. Killin' it in the US though.

AIDS ad Grim Reaper [1987]

Bit of a throwback. The homies and I were discussing said commercial and I couldn't remember it. You might. Funny as shit though. Word to 'gays and intravenous drug users'. Oh and it was one year too early :)

Big L Documentary Trailer (First Draft) - "Street Struck: The Big L Story." COMING SOON!

Aight, so I caught this the other day...looks sick...up there with the Pun joint. Must be something in the air with tribute doco's right now. Excited.

"World premier and Exclusively only on - Big Shout outs to Jewlz The Director, Big Don, Pucci, Dangerzone Films and everybody else involved in the dvd of legendary emcee, Big L. "

Sunday, August 30, 2009 Presents…Beat It: A Musical Tribute to Michael Jackson [Mixed by DJ Grain]

Beat It

That's what's up. The Movement Fam's own DJ Grain has put together his first solo mix...peep game...

"June 25, 2009 was a sad day for a lot of us. Michael Jackson had passed at the age of 50, just two months shy of his birthday. There were a ton of tributes going around for the King of Pop and everywhere you went, you heard Michael Jackson music playing in the street, in the clubs, or in the car next to you at the stop light.

To help ease the pain suffered from members here on the site, we held a beat contest. Producers came from everywhere to sample their favorite MJ song and to help pay tribute.

Today we celebrate the birth of Michael Jackson; he would have been 51. Out of the hundreds of beats that were submitted, we narrowed it down to the best 25. Then I let me man DJ Grain go to town, mix them and put his spin on it. Grab the mix after the cut. As a bonus, I’ve included a download of all the winning beats, unmixed."

  1. Ain’t No Sunshine, Maria [prod by Cehashi]
  2. Brought Back Ben [prod by Isbjerg]
  3. Earth Song [prod by M. Will]
  4. Got To Be There [prod by T.A.T.E.]
  5. Human Nature [prod by M. Will]
  6. I’m Glad It Rained [prod by Lakim]
  7. In The Closet [prod by Hotbox]
  8. Lady In My Life [prod by M. Will]
  9. Maria [prod by Dkelloway]
  10. Never Say Goodbye [prod by Iceman Beats]
  11. One Day In Your Life [prod by Phurcat]
  12. She’s Out Of My Life [prod by Fun-Kee J.]
  13. With A Child’s Heart [prod by Stevie Shorey]
  14. Baby Be Mine [prod by Jon Baylor]
  15. Can’t Help It [prod by Mass Appeal]
  16. Caribbean Girl [prod by Bidimridim]
  17. Dear Michael [prod by Young K]
  18. Beat Matrixx – Euphoria
  19. Give It Up [prod by G.C.]
  20. I Want You Back [prod by DJ ReMike]
  21. Lookin Through The Windows [prod by S.2]
  22. Ready Or Not (Here I Come) [prod by Mastam!nd]
  23. Rockin Robin [prod by Rodloos]
  24. Take Me Back [prod by Glitch]
  25. I Am Love [prod by Clarkwork]
Download Presents…Beat It: A Musical Tribute to Michael Jackson [Mixed by DJ Grain]

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Black Milk x Ras Kass in Venice, CA (8/28/09)

Peep this ish. Thrizz will love it. Ras and Black. Too real.

Spotted @ NahRight.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Blu - No Sleep For A Day (EP)

Blu - No Sleep For A Day (EP)

...aaaaand we're back to the music. So everyone loves free shit, and free shit from Blu is even more of a bonus. Peep this lil joint. So there's no actual rapping on this, its just Blu messing with his new software as a producer. Interesting, anyway.

Download Blu - No Sleep For A Day (EP)

Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz

New World Order

Aight, time to take a break from all the entertainment and a get a lil serious on y'all. Peep this video. It gives a brilliant overview on the oppressive New World Order (NWO) that is imminently upon us. Keep an open mind when watching this video, although there is a lot of proof direct from the mouths of many world leaders (as you will see) as to what is really happening out there. Scary stuff.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Foreign Exchange ft. Muhsinah – House of Cards (video)

The Foreign Exchange feat. Muhsinah - "House Of Cards" from The Foreign Exchange on Vimeo.

Dopeness. Anything Phonte touches is insane. Great video, great song. Cop the album if you haven't already!

Drake feat. Kanye West, Lil Wayne, & Eminem - Forever

So here's the early leak of 'Forever', the much hyped Drake joint featuring the heaviest of heavyweights - Yeezy, Weezy and Em. I been heard Drizzy using this beat and hook in the past so I'm surprised that this is the one, but it's heat. Each MC killed it in their own way, although Em murked it, as expected. Peep the audio above and DL the proper version below.

Download 'Forever'

Spotted @ SOHH

Drake - Forever

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ghostface Killah ft. Raheem DeVaughn - Baby

Big ups to Notion for putting me onto Raheem last year. Dude is amazing. So now Ra and Ghost linked for a beautiful, positive song dedicated to their pregnant wifey's. Love it. Video was a bit jumpy for me towards the end, should be sweet though. Love this song.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Slaughterhouse on Kube 93fm (Seattle)

Slaughterhouse on KUBE 93's Sound Session from DJ Hyphen on Vimeo.

Wooooord up. Big ups to the homies DJ Hyphen and J. Moore out in Seattle, WA, and their Sunday Night Sound Sessions show on Kube 93fm. Myself, Notion and Bekah done rolled through the studio last year in September during our US radio trip, and the boys been had the biggest names in Hip Hop on the show. None other than Slaughterhouse - Royce, Joell and Joe (Crooked was recording with a Seattle artist) - came through and gave a great interview. Check the video, and check out Hyph's blog for the audio and other details.

Sandpeople - Hate Aside

Oregon's Sandpeople are back with the first video off their new EP, 'Long Story, Short' entitled 'Hate Aside'. I love everything about this - the fresh beat, the damn near falsetto hook, Illmac's fucking amazing verse, even the video is hella dope. Don't sleep.

Asher Roth feat Keri Hilson - She Don't Want A Man video

Aight, so I'm a recent convert to Asher. I been had his shit since like last year but wasn't really feeling it until now. So I checked for this straight away, and honestly, that hook is garbage. Keri came weak as fuck, though the call and response part will get some love in the clubs, I'm sure.

The Greatest Amateur Rap Ever

Ridiculous. Creative as fuck. Some much needed freshness. See folks, rap in 2009 can be good.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Jay-Z feat Drake - Off That (prod. by Timbaland)

Well, well. This is one interesting ass track. Jigga be on some future shit right here, and getting Drake on this was oh-so-now. I fucks with it, though.

Leaks from 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II'

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II

So I'm a lil behind on this one, but Rae BEEN leaking a few joints from the new album (dope cover by the way), and I thought it would be a heresy for me not to share it with the people:

Raekwon ft. Cappadonna & Ghostface - 10 Bricks (Prod. by J. Dilla)

Raekwon feat. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah & Method Man - House of Flying Daggers (Dirty)

Wale live in D.C. - 'Dig Dug'

Wale Live at Love 8-22-09 from on Vimeo.

This is some cool shit. Wale murkin' a club set in his home town over a joint I'm personally not familiar with, but apparently was one that set him off. Peep game.

Sunday, August 23, 2009 Presents The Blueprint Reconstructed‏

Jay-Z - The Blueprint Reconstructed cover

Ah man. Kev just don't quit. This competition was probably longer than The Movement Fam Remix Contest, so it's nice to see the final result. Peep the details:

With Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 set for release this year, it was only right that we pay tribute to the original 2001 classic in our latest remix contest. For 14 weeks, producers from around the globe showed up a to take a stab at remixing The Blueprint. But this isn't just any old remix album. We stuck to the original formula by using the original samples that were used in Jay's 2001 classic. So each track, though different from the original, still has a familar feeling.

The purpose of this remixtape is not to try and outdo the original, but to pay tribute and give it a new light. The winning remixes are compiled here in The Blueprint Reconstructed and I firmly believe that this project is just as good as the original.

Enjoy.... I appreciate any support you can give this project.

1. The Ruler's Back [prod by Tenth]
2. Takeover [prod by SCAM]
3. Izzo (H.O.V.A.) [prod by EB Productions]
4. Girls, Girls, Girls [prod by 44th Productions]
5. Jigga That Nigga [prod by G.C.]
6. U Don't Know [prod by Rashid Hadee]
7. Hola Hovito [prod by S.T.T.R.E.S.S.]
8. Heart of The City (Ain't No Love) [prod by SCAM]
9. Never Change [prod by G.C.]
10. Song Cry [prod by Vol]
11. All I Need [prod by Bidimridim]
12. Blueprint (Momma Loves Me) [prod by G.C.]
13. Lyrical Excercise (Breathe Easy) [prod by Isbjerg]
14. More Girls, Girls, Girls [prod by Sima]

DOWNLOAD The Blueprint Reconstructed

Jay-Z - The Blueprint Reconstructed back cover

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Damian Marley interview and performance with Nas

Spotted @ 2 Dope Boyz.

"Reggae Royalty, Damian Marley talks about the Distant Relative album with Nas, Rastafarianism, and the 1st time he visited Ethiopia. We also have Nas rhyming over Ragga beats and Damian rhyming over Primo beats, then they perform songs from the forthcoming album, Distant Relatives."

Friday, August 21, 2009

Jessica does Jazz

Aight, so the homegirl Jessica Kaya (sister of the amazing Eternia) is a talented jazz singer (peep ∫'s 'The Soul Movement Volume 2' for the collab with Jess, 'Tomorrow (I'll Be Gone)'). The above video proves as much. Brilliant.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Digital Girl (Remix) Official Video - Jamie Foxx ft Drake, Kanye West & The Dream

On the new video tip, here's the 'Digital Girl' remix joint. The track itself is decent, video is a bit of a trip. I still don't really fuck with Foxx on the mic though. Seems too forced for me.

Jay-Z - Run This Town [Official Music Video] (ft. Rihanna & Kanye West)

Aight, so here's the official video to 'Run This Town' off 'The Blueprint 3'. About to check it now, heard good things...can't wait for this damn album.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Classified - Up All Night

Here's the video for Classified's new single, 'Up All Night'. DOPE studio. So pissed I missed when he came to MEL.

J. Period and K'Naan - The Messengers EP

J. Period and K'Naan - The Messengers EP

Caught this over at Smoking Section. K'Naan has gotta be one of my favourite artists now; my man Dave out in Toronto BEEN telling me about dude but I fronted, til I heard 'Soobax'. Anyway, check the info below, dude did a free EP, peep...

"I could note how long I slept on K’Naan, his album Troubadour and the rest of his deep catalog. Then, I could speak on how he pretty much stole the entire show when I saw him at Rock The Bells as an opening act, amidst half of my favorite rappers. Following up by harping on how excited I got upon reading the details to the Somalian-turnt-Canuck’s new digital EP, The Messengers, and finding out he was not only doing an ode to one Bob Marley, but another as well.

Or, I could just cut the bullshit and say, here’s one extremely talented musician doing tributes to a few others.


That sounds better."

Download J. Period and K'Naan - The Messengers EP

Jay-Z - Blueprint 3 tracklisting

Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3

Aight, so we posted the prospective tracklisting from Jigga's 'The Blueprint 3' a couple weeks back, but here's the official joint. Dude BEEN up on the guests, which doesn't really seem that necessary being that we just wanna hear Jay. Seems that he is jumping on a fair few bandwagons here, the biggest being Drake. I've been bumpin' J.Cole's mixtape 'The Warm Up' recently so it's quite a surprise to see him on here, and Luke Steele from Empire of the Sun has gotta be the first Australian artist to collab with Hov. Peep game...oh and the album drops September 11th...

1. “What We Talkin’ About” feat. Luke Steele (of Empire of the Sun)
2. “Thank You”
3. “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”
4. Run This Town” feat. Rihanna and Kanye West
5. “Empire State of Mind” feat. Alicia Keys
6. “Real As It Gets” feat. Young Jeezy
7. “On to the Next One” feat. Swizz Beatz
8. “Off That” feat. Drake
9. “A Star Is Born” feat. J. Cole
10. “Venus vs. Mars”
11. “Already Home” feat. Kid Cudi
12. “Hate” feat. Kanye West
13. “Reminder”
14. “So Ambitious” feat. Pharrell
15. “Young Forever” feat. Mr Hudson

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Brother Ali - Fresh Air

So I've been vibin' 'bout this for a minute. Brother Ali is one of my favourite MC's, and dude is back with the first official single off his new album 'Us', called 'Fresh Air'. Peep the audio above, and check it out live at Soundset 2009.

Monday, August 17, 2009

David Dallas - Big Time

I think this has been out for a hot minute now, but shouts to the homies at Fat Kids for the look on this. Dave is a beast. Album is finna be ridic, due on August 31st.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Raekwon live @ Sound Academy, Toronto

Highlights from Raekwon Show at Sound Academy 08/15/2009 from Real Frequency on Vimeo.

So this post is almost like we went to the future, copped that Rae show footage, then hopped back to Saturday with the goodness, right? Well, sorta. Let's just say we're ahead of our time.

Peep the footage of Rae rockin' the joint in Toronto. Cuban Linx 2 is finna be raw.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

"MEET the BAND" Eternia & MoSS - Road to Release: EP #10 feat. PUMPKINHEAD & STEELE (Smif-n-Wessun)

Damn, more Silky. This is dopeness. Girl knows everyone.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Slaughterhouse freestyle with Devi Dev

Lolskis. These dudes are saving Hip Hop right now. Cop that album.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Exclusive Clip - Big Pun: The Legacy (First Look)

The first look at the upcoming film, Big Pun: The Legacy - by Vlad Yudin in stores Sept 15th, 2009. Should be interesting...and damn, can't believe dude was that big, kinda makes you realise why his heart couldn't take it.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

J. Cole live at Sneakerpimps @ Philadelphia

If you ain't heard of J. Cole, get on it. Peep the footage of dude rockin' at the Sneakerpimps gig in Philly recently. Especially check for the 4 minute mark on the first video for the banger 'Lights Please'.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Lori Perry - Up against The Wind

This song kills me every time. Some of y'all might remember it from the scene in 'Set It Off' when Queen Latifah's character Cleo gets murked by the po-po. Bring your tissues, yo. I actually heard this on The Game interlude, and on that note, we 'bout to head to his show at Festival Hall...holla.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Maxwell - Bad Habits

Aight, seeing I'm on Maxwell's jock right now, I might as well post the new video to the second single off BLACKSummer's Night, 'Bad Habits'. Big ups to the homie DJ Hyphen for the look on this.

Maxwell - "Pretty Wings" on Letterman

Dopeness. Maxwell's new album is insanity. Not enough quantity but dude didn't shirk us on the quality. Peep the first single 'Pretty Wings' live on Letterman recently.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Nobody Famous: Electric [Digi 12"] Second Single from Order Up! Vol 3.‏

Nobody Famous - Electric

Aight, so y'all about to see how we do it down at HiPNOTT Records. We're introducing the new Digi 12" format for online singles, bringing it back how it used to be when folks actually copped hard copies of music. Peep the official info:

The official second single from Nobody Famous' new album Order Up! Vol 3: Chicken and Waffles gets the Digital 12" treatment. As the digital format takes over today's market, there is still a want for the 12" vinyl singles that we used to buy. So today we offer you the single, "Electric" featuring Dasha and Jarell Perry in the same format that you would have purchased years ago in the record store, but in digital format. This free download will give you the album version, radio edit, instrumental, acapella, plus a previously unreleased bonus B-Side. Attached you will find the 12" cover art as well as a promotion vinyl image. Enjoy the free download link below courtesy of Nobody Famous and HiPNOTT Records.

Look out for the official video to "Electric" coming soon!

1. Album Version
2. Radio Edit
3. Instrumental
4. Acapella
5. Growin' Up Famous (previously unreleased)

DOWNLOAD Nobody Famous - Electric Digi 12"

Also, you can BUY the whole album from the following digital retailers NOW:


Nobody Famous - Electric

"SAFE SEX in BED-STUY" Eternia & MoSS - Road to Release: Episode #9 feat. THE YOUTH of P.R.Y.!

Yo E, how many episodes of this do you have? Goddamn!!! Love it!

Nas and Damian Marley @ Rock The Bells, Vancouver

Oh shit. This is too ill for words. Cannot freakin' wait for 'Distant Relatives', the Nas and Damian Marley collab LP. The first vid is the two of them murkin' shit, and the bottom vid is Nas doing his solo thang.

S4H: Nas & Damian Marley Live at Rock The Bells from DP on Vimeo.

S4H: Nas Live at Rock The Bells from DP on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Jay-Z: Official Blueprint 3 Cover Art + Possible Tracklist

Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3

Jacked this from my man Kevin, yet again.

So here's the cover for Jay-Z's long awaited 'The Blueprint 3'. Interesting cover. I get the 'three lines' thing, very clever marketing, yet it seems to be missing the general Jay cover swag that the majority of his other albums have been bathed in.

Anyways, peep the possible tracklisting...looks like Kanye is running shit. 'Run This Town' is amazing, very excited to hear the style of production he went with this time around. Definitely fiendin' for this one.

1. What We Talking About (Produced by Kanye West)
2. D.O.A. (Produced by No I.D.)
3. Weigh Me Down Feat. Kid Cudi (Produced by Kanye West)
4. Unforgiven (Produced by Kanye West, Additional Production: MGMT)
5. Run This Town Feat. Rihanna & Kanye West (Produced by Kanye West)
6. Empire State Of Mind Feat. Nas (Produced by Kanye West & No I.D.)
7. When It Comes To This (Produced by Timbaland)
8. Always Feat. Drake (Produced by Kanye West)
9. Scenes From The Past (Produced by No I.D., Co-produced by Kanye West)
10. Everyday A Star Is Born Feat. Mr. Hudson (Produced by Kanye West)
11. Already Home (Produced by Kanye West)
12. Forever Young Feat. Mr. Hudson (Produced by Kanye West)
13. Thank You (Produced by No I.D.)

Bonus Tracks:
14. Sound Of The 70s (Produced by Kanye West)
15. We Made History (Produced by Kanye West)

Royce Da 5'9" - "Part Of Me"

Wow. This is stacks weird. Royce in the Twilight Zone. Peep.

Monday, August 3, 2009

HiPNOTT Records Presents: Nobody Famous - Order Up! Volume 3...Available Now!

Nobody Famous - Order Up! Volume 3: Chicken & Waffles

My apologies for being a few days late on this one, but the homie and labelmate Nobody Famous just dropped his latest LP, Order Up! Volume 3: Chicken & Waffles, the first official release on HiPNOTT Records!

Here's the official word from the label:


Order Up! Volume 3: Chicken and Waffles is the brand new album from Nobody Famous, released digitally on HiPNOTT Records. Produced solely by Nobody Famous, the album includes 10 tracks of sample-free Hip Hop, Soul, and R&B which is virtually unheard of in today’s music. The album features appearances by Dasha, Wax, Jarell Perry, Justin Figueroa, Bohagon, Tragedy, Chris Young, and Skinny C.

Nobody Famous is an emcee/producer out of Los Angeles, by way of Atlanta, GA. The concept behind the name Order Up! is to serve the listener good music; music that they can keep coming back to and feel satisfied off of in the same way that they would a good meal. This is the third volume in his Order Up! Series and is by far his best work to date. So if you’re hungry for that good music and want to walk away feeling full… Order Up!

Order Up! at

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Joell Ortiz - Food For Thought [Directed by Court Dunn]

New Joell clip. Ridic.

" presents in association with Restless Films & Same Plate/Hidden City a music video by Court Dunn: ONE SHOT: JOELL ORTIZ.

Record produced by Cookin Soul off Cookin Soul x Nah Right: 1:00 A.M. & Rising Mixtape - available now!"

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Drake does his knee

Poor Drizzy. Dude looks like he hurt himself real good. Hectic.