Thursday, August 18, 2011
Neither of two Harlemites have put out anything subpar for NYC rap. I've been alert on DZA for a little bit now and I can't deny ASAP Rocky's authenticity (with one of the sickest videos out right now in my opinion). Like this duo and I'm looking forward to future material and more up and comers from the city poking their heads into the rap game.
This is a single to Smoke DZA's upcoming project Rolling Stoned out on August 30th.
DOWNLOAD: Smoke DZA & ASAP Rocky - 4 Loko
How they linked up...
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Here is the first single off of Mac Miller's debut album. The release date has not been announced yet.
When describing the song in an interview with MTV Rapfix Mac said, "Man, it's just the jam. It's just the jam, that's all I can say. The video is about to be crazy. You're gonna see a whole new side of me," he said of the song’s title, taken from the name of a local deli.
"I can't describe it. I'll say that we worked our asses off making this video and spent two 17-hour days just doing nothing but filming and working and setting up shop. I wanted to make sure there was nothing more I could've done."
Artist: mac miller
New Wale tape as promised via his twitter. I wish this could be a post of appraisal but I can't say this is perfect work. I'll admit I have somewhat been sleeping on Wale since he signed to Rick Ross' MMG for obvious reasons. Although most of the tracks on this I didn't love, I found a few to be comparable to his More About Nothing days. Check out the tunage below and grab the whole thing if you'd like to test your own taste.
DOWNLOAD: Wale - That Way (feat. Jeremih & Rick Ross)
DOWNLOAD: Wale - Barry Sanders
DOWNLOAD: Wale - Pick Six
DOWNLOAD: Wale - Chain Music
DOWNLOAD MIXTAPE HERE
I know, I know I've been posting a lot of music videos, but come on it's the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Artist: red hot chili peppers
DOWNLOAD: The Dean's List - Burn It All
Artist: the dean's list
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Oncue basically pours his heart out to you in this song, so if you're expecting him to spit some Frat Rap verses just cause he's white, you're wrong. He has shown some promise in his last few releases and even though I don't post everything he releases, I respect his stuff, I just don't love all of it.
Also, in about a week or so this video will premiere on MTVU.
DOWNLOAD: Oncue - Feel Tall