Wednesday, September 14

TEAM BIGGA RANKIN & COCAINE MUZIK GROUP PRESENT YO GOTTI - CM6 (NO DJ )

Tracklist and DL after the cut

Cassidy ft. Jag – Otis/Majesty

Charlie Clips Tv EP #3 - ( Unreleased Round Vs Tay Rock )

Lil Ray of Boss Hogg Outlawz & Don Cannon – Dopest Shit Ever

Produced entirely by Stunt N Dozier. Tracklist and DL after the cut.

Yung Booke Ft. Pill, Killer Mike & Phil Daniels – Atlanta


Foxx- They Say

Jay Electronica – Act II Patent of Nobility (The Turn) (Ruff Demo)

Wordsmith - Grudges & Growing Pains

MAV OF SOL CAMP FT BO$$ & CIPO - WIN BIG

Pill - Scars & Bandages

Over Scarface’s “In Cold Blood,” and  he did it justice. Well O.K. then.

Ro Spit - The City / Alotta Those

St. Laz Vs. Basement Beatz Over "Ain't No Grave"

St. Laz on the difference of opinion him and Dormont, Pa producer Basement Beatz (slightly edited) : "THIS IS WHY I FUCKING HATE  PRODUCERS LIKE "BASEMENT BEATZ" WHO TELLS ME HES READY TO GO HARD WITH A SONG AND GET IT ON THE RADIO AND SHIT, I PICK OUT A BEAT , RECORD A FUCKING "MASTERPIECE" AND HE"S GONNA TELL ME ITS NOT THE ONE HE WANTS TO PUSH AS IF HE KNOWS WHAT MY FANS WANNA HEAR MORE THAN ME, LIKE I DIDNT HAVE 20 SONGS ON HOT 97 AND POWER 105.1 ALREADY!!!, LIKE THEY DONT 
PLAY STREET SHIT ON THE RADIO IN NEW YORK"
"BASEMENT BEATZ SAID ITS NOT FLAWLESS!!!"
"HE THINKS ITS NOT FOR RADIO BUT IT IS, HE JUST STUCK ON THE LAME SHE HE HEARS THESE INDUSTRY FRUIT BAGS MAKING" 
To read the unedited version go here.
Click their names to tell St. Laz and Basement Beatz what you think.

Trae Tha Truth ft. Jadakiss – Life (Video)

Killa Kyleon ft. Bun B – Bodies Hit The Floor (Video)

Asher Roth ft. Akon - Last Man Standing

Naughty By Nature – The Origins Of Trigger Treach (Video)

Montana Stacks - Shawty Tatted Up (@THEREALBODYXXX Theme)

Tupac’s Manuscripts Made Available For Research


The collected works of legendary rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur have been organized and categorized at the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library. The Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection was opened to the public on the 15th anniversary of the legendary rapper's death's (September 13th). The collection spans from 1969 to 2008, and features song lyrics, poems, track listings manuscripts and other memorabilia from Tupac, his mother's family and the various rap groups use associated with, including The Outlawz (who on the anniversary of their General's death, released their final album "Perfect Timing.")
“We’re honored to have partnered with the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation to preserve the artistic legacy of Tupac Shakur through this collection,” said Loretta Parham, CEO and Library Director. “He transformed the landscape of hip hop culture and was one of the most compelling voices and talents of his generation. As an academic library, we feel privileged to be the stewards of the Shakur Collection and to promote for scholarly research.”
The collection includes over 30 boxes of material, and is one of the few publicly available research collections for an individual hip-hop artist.
"We are excited about the centralization of Tupac's massive body of work and materials," added Vernal Cambridge, Executive Director of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation. "The Tupac estate has done a great job at preserving his history. Similar to his albums, and documentary film, Tupac: Resurrection, this unique collection gives Tupac another opportunity to tell his story in his own words. The lessons that students, researchers, and fans can learn from this close and personal look at his writings are invaluable."
The collection is available for research in digital and original formats in the AUC Woodruff Library’s Archives Research Center Reading Room.

Yung Optu - Mindstate Of A Pimp

Tracklist and DL after the cut

BallerStatus News: Game Drops First Book Detailing The Making Of'The R.E.D. Album', Makes History

The GameOn the heels of the release of his fourth LP,The R.E.D. Album, The Game released his first book, The Making Of Game's The R.E.D. Album, which hit #5 on Amazon's Digital Music Book chart last week.
With the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 and the #5 spot on Amazon's book chart, he became the first rapper to have a Top 5 album and Top 5 book in the same week.
"I always set out to make history," Game said. "But having a #1 album and a Top 5 book in the same week is something bigger than I could have ever imagined. The R.E.D. Album is like all of my albums in one, so it was the perfect time to write a book. I'm glad that my fans are appreciating my work."
In the new book, which he co-penned alongside veteran journalist Soren Baker, the Game gives readers a track-by-track breakdown of every song on his new album ... from the making and influences behind each track to insider info on songs that didn't make it.
For example, he explains why he doesn't expect LeBron James to respond to Tyler The Creator and him dissing the NBA star on "Martians Vs Goblins," saying: "[Tyler] had his verse already done, but his last two bars, he didn't know how he wanted to go out. It took him two hours to get that LeBron line together, but that sh** was crazy. I dissed LeBron, too, but nobody on LeBron's team has reached out yet because then they're going to become a victim, so why reach out? Just let it go. Take it on the chin. Get up and live to fight another day."
According to Baker, there's a few other nuggets that fans might love, specifically how the DJ Premier-produced track, "Born In The Trap", was born. Apparently, Game reached out to the legendary producer on Twitter ... and Premier gave him one beat to work with.
"On 'Born In The Trap,' he talked about DJ Premier, and how he produced the song," explains Baker. "He also explains how he reached out to DJ Premier on Twitter, and got in touch with him that way ... and how he was like 'Take it or leave it, like here's one beat, if you don't like it, too bad.'
"You get a lot of insider information that you won't find anywhere else. Game did a really good job of explaining the stories behind each song, and where his lyrically influences from each song came from," the writer continued.
Elsewhere in the book, Game talks about a Dr. Dre-produced track, called "Dead People," which didn't make the cut. But when will we hear it? Baker reveals that the rapper is hording it, and will possibly release it on his fifth album.
"I think it's really good for people who are fans of Game, or fans of learning how this stuff really works. We also talked about a song called 'Dead People' that Dr. Dre produced that was supposed to be on the album, but is not on the album," said Baker. "And in the first chapter of the book, Game talks about why that song's not on the album, and how it will be on, hopefully, on his next album."
The Making Of Game's The R.E.D. Album is out now on iTunes, Amazon.com, and Lulu.com.
In addition to co-penning Game's new book, Baker has also released two other books in a separate book series called "I'm The White Guy," which chronicles his experiences with some of rap's biggest names over the years. One being The Jay-Z Edition (AmazonLuLu), and the other being The Tech N9ne Edition (AmazonLuLu).
Baker's next book will be part of his Making The Album series, which will detail the making of Glasses Malone's long-awaited debut album, Beach Cruiser.

SL Jones - Paradise Falls

We are rocking with this hardbody. No rainbow.

GILBERE FORTE' ft. THE KICKDRUMS - Hello

HELLO Cover Art

Shugga ft. Skooda Chose & Fat Boi - Phoenix Arizona

SL Jones - Pandamonium (Rainforest EP Remixes)

Fresh off the release of The Number 23: Editor's Cut SL Jones is taking a quick detour (before dropping the video for "Paper Cuts") to release a new EP, offered to fans for free download. The EP, titled Pandamonium, clocks in at just over 18 minutes and finds SL offering his own take on Rainforest EP, the highly touted and recently released instrumental project from Clams Casino.
The music on Pandamonium is some of the most diverse, challenging, and personal music SL has released to date, and, largely, draws inspiration from the personal and legal issues that SL has been battling over the past months. 
SL Jones on Pandamonium: "The title of this one is Pandamonium, but all the production was pulled from Clams Casino's Rainforest EP. The title of his original EP – the song titles all relating back to the rainforest theme – it kept bringing me back to one of my favorite animals: Pandas. A Panda in a state of rage and confusion – the amount of destruction it can cause – is a powerful and rare thing to see, and with the personal and legal struggles I've been dealing with these past few months – there's a lot of my own rage and confusion, maybe even destruction  and all of that is what inspired these songs. Maybe it sounds corny on paper? I dunno, but at least it inspired some interesting music.
Pandamonium marks a lot of firsts for me. Before this, I'd never done a project that kept a cohesive sound, where all the music came from one source. I really strayed away from song structure on this project, too; there aren't any traditional hooks, I didn't count bars on the verses. I just went into the studio and did what felt right at that particular time. Clams Casino's production on Rainforest is moody – it allowed me to create something unexpected, unpredictable.As an artist, you find yourself reflecting on the past, writing a lot about those experiences. That's easy; all of that stuff already happened, you've already survived the outcome and can manipulate and express those experiences as you see fit. Recording Pandamonium was different; the songs here deal with the present, making sense of the experiences – the stress, the uncertainty – in real time, in an unfinished chapter of my life."
Download Pandamonium
Tracklist
1. Natural Disaster
2. Concrete Wave
3. Paradise Falls
4. Nirvana Blue
5. Bipolaroid