Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Dom Kennedy x Kendrick Lamar – She Needs Me (rmx) Live (Video)

In Music on July 2, 2011 at 5:29 pm

My homie Kendrick Lamar joined Dom Kennedy on stage at The Key Club in West Hollywood to help perform their O(verly) D(edicated) collab. And by now you all should know they both have new projects out. Dom’s From the Westside, With Love II and Kendrick’s Section.80. Cop them both and support dope music.



Laws – Yesterday’s Future (The Making of the Mixtape)

In Music on July 2, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Decatur Dan sits down with Laws x J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League & Phan 4 (La Da Craftsman & Feb 9) to discuss how the “Yesterday’s Future” mixtape hosted by Don Cannon & Mick Boogie was created.

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Nappy Roots x Organized Noize (BTS) Making “Nappy Dot Org” Album

In Music on July 2, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Nappy Roots and Organized Noize give you the first behind the scenes look of the making of their upcoming collaborative album, Nappy Dot Org, which is set to release on AVJ Records on September 13th.

Frank Ocean’s Nostalgia, Ultra Album (Audio)

In Music on May 14, 2011 at 5:06 pm

If it seems like too much Odd Future in one place or whatever, we understand, but also know that this is different. It is a straight up R&B album, and while there are a couple uneven moments, the highs (“Swim Good,” “Song For Women,” “We All Try,” “Dust”) are really high. If you want to further the Tyler/Odd Future/Neptunes comparisons (we won’t blame you if you don’t), Frank Ocean would probably be the crew’s less open- hearted Kenna—a more cynical, but still simultaneously wide-eyed version.


Devi Dev & Terrace Martin Speak On Their Projects, Jazz Influences & More (Video)

In Music on May 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm

In this video Terrace talks about how he got into Jazz and playing instruments at a young age, including how Jay Leno gave him a scholarship and bought him a Saxophone. Terrace talks about idolizing DJ Quik and Dr Dre growing up to know being able to work with them. Including how Snoop hooked him up with Quincy Jones to work on a Jazz Hip Hop project. Then the interview shifts into how Dev and Terrace met and how the idea for their Marvin Gaye inspired first project Here My Dear came about. From the success of that spawned their new project the SEX EP. They have worked with quite a few artists on the projects including Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Badd Lucc, Problem, Skeme, 9th Wonder, etc. – HardKnock TV

Amanda Diva “Madame Monochrome” [FreEP]

In Music on April 30, 2011 at 11:45 pm

After nearly two years away from music my fam Amanda Diva is back with a brand new project. DdotOmen and SoulCulture present: Madame Monochrome, a 10 track FreEp from Deevs. I was definitely feelin’ her collab withSki Beatz“ManChild,” you can also look forward to hearing production from BlacSoap, Droop-E, Cook Classics, James Poyser, and more. “Though she was busy with other projects, it was her frustration with America’s obsession with image over artistry and money over musicality that made her decide to put music to the side.  But a recent trip to Europe to perform in Berlin and Paris showed her that there is still a world that appreciates true artistry!  Renewed, she came back to the states, got back on the mic, and found her way to Madame Monochrome.” Check after the jump to hear what Deevs been cookin’ up over the last few years.

2011 Roots Picnic Line Up

In Music on April 30, 2011 at 11:15 pm

A bunch more artists have been added to the line up of the 4th Annual Roots Picnic going down in Philly on Saturday June 4th.  While this is not the final poster art, it has taken on a new direction.  The final version will be posted next week along with information on how you can win tickets!  The festival is on pace to sell out so be sure to hit up your local Ticketmaster location, charge by phone, or cop tix via

Das EFX – Dead Serious: The Movie

In Music on April 24, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Aloha Served Daily brings you one of the most creative rap artists around, Das Efx documentary “Dead Serious” . The style is so unique, a lot of people think it’s one person rhyming. Includes three clips for “They Want Efx,” “Mic Checka,” and “Straight Out the Sewer.” Also included are never before seen interviews with Dray and Skoob.

Jill Scott “Shame” featuring Eve (Video)

In Music on April 23, 2011 at 2:53 pm

It’s coming, it’s coming, it’s coming…it’s here! Jill Scott has unveiled the much-buzzed video for “Shame” and it is everything that the various leaks and behind-the-scenes snippets promised, from a Black Thought freestyle intro to the Special Ed shout-out on the fadeout. Eve killing her verse in jingling baby earrings, this we expected. Likewise, the starring role accorded the gymnasium of the Cecil B. Moore rec center in North Philly, where Ms. Scott basically grew up, ram-packed with a who’s who of illadelphians. The levitating horn players, though, was a nice surprise.

9th Wonder “The Wonder Year” Official Trailer (Video)

In Music on April 23, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Finally the LRG-sponsored 9th Wonder documentary project The Wonder Year fully-edited, officially official trailer is here. The individual bits are in a sense meatier, since you get more of the actual conversations with AlchemistDrakePhonte and others. But this clearly gives you a much broader feel for the movie’s reach and–as trailers are supposed to–it’s just gets you more amped. Ready to make history?