Tuesday, February 28

Be Inspired: The Life Of Heavy D

DJ Kay Slay ft. Torch, Gunplay, & Ace Hood - Got Damn

Joe Budden - Mood Muzik 3 & 4 (Live)

We discussed Buddens' motivation to create the Mood Muzik series in this interview.

Fam-Lay – Clap Clap

Frenchie ft. Joffy – Days Like This

Schoolboy Q ft Ab-Soul – Druggys Wit Hoes Again

Killa Kyleon – Time Machine (Freestyle)

LiQ and T-Nutty - Pale White Horse

Murdah Baby ft Flamez YF Don & Fame Feddi - Everything A Go (Prod By Red)

@EMETakeover presents Vado Full Performance in NYC 2-21-12

SEMI - Chicken Head

Curren$y & Styles P – #The1st28 EP

1.Rule Book
2.Jekell n Hyde
3.Lean (feat. Fiend)
4.Go (feat. Daz )
5.Billions (feat. Deelow)


Monday, February 27

Action Bronson - Nothing To Worry About (Prod. Party Supplies)

LANO - Mobb Stories

Tracklist & DL after the cut.

Broadway Dice - Hoody Season

Tracklist & DL after the cut.

Nesby Phips - Ode To Old School & Classics

01. Nesby Phips - Cheatin' (Feat. Big Sant) (2:20)
02. Nesby Phips - Control (Feat. Henry McCulla) (2:32)
03. Nesby Phips - Goodbye 2 Da Lock Out (1:59)
04. Nesby Phips - I'm Gone (2:26)
05. Nesby Phips - Rubenstein Bros (Feat. Curren$y) (2:46)
06. Nesby Phips - Whole Nutha (1:48)

Doc Holladay - The Offering: Chapter 1

Tracklist & DL after the cut.

EPMD, Method Man, Redman, K-Solo, Keith Murray & Das EFX – Live At Best Buy Theater

More footage after the cut.

Meek Mill & Beanie Sigel – Live At The Beacham

ASAP Rocky Brings Out Bun B In Houston

Trouble – 431 Days (Mixtape Trailer)

Lil Wayne - NBA All-Star Pre-Game Concert

Too $hort ft. Dom Kennedy, 1-O.A.K. & Beeda Weeda – Playa Fo Life

Maybach Dice - The Chozen One

Tracklist & DL after the cut.

Zac Fresh ft. CyHi Da Prynce - Blame Yo'self

P. Dukes - OK Cool


Big Kuntry King - 100%

Tracklist & DL after the cut.

Mysonne - Rhyme Over Reason (Mixed By DJ Infamous)

Tracklist & DL after the cut.

Ski Beatz - Blu Tops EP

01 - Blu Tops
02 - Im Counting Planets
03 - In This Thing
04 - Pass The Test
05 - Why Oh Why

Don Trip - Guerrilla

Tracklist & DL after the cut. After listening, this was highly anticipated for a reason.

Boldy James - Consignment: Favor for a Favor, The Redi-Rock Mixtape

Scotty ft. SL Jones – Strap Up

Pesci - H.N.I.C. (Hosted By DJ Swamp Izzo & DJ Cash Crook)

Appearances from Trouble, Alley Boy, Waka Flocka, B Green, Kurupt, & more.
Tracklist & DL after the cut.

Sunday, February 26

Veedo Rich - Money Calling

Dripped Up Wed @ 4:20

20 Rock Albums Every Rap Fan Should Own

By Mike Andrews
The following are the top 20 rock albums that I think any fan of rap music should have. There’s a lot of reasons for why each album should be owned by everybody, but more specifically, these albums really paved the way for a lot of the lyrical value and production of many rap albums over the years.
There’s definitely some albums that aren’t going to be surprises, but you’ll see a few shockers on the list. If you have an open mind, you’ll probably enjoy most of them. If you’re already a big rock fan, you might disagree with my order or even the inclusion of some of the albums on this list. It’s okay. If you’re new to rock, some of these albums are going to strike you as odd.
You really should listen to these 20 albums at some point in your life; but if you don’t get to all 20, at least pick a few out that look interesting and give them a spin. When you’re done, you will have a much better appreciation of everything else you listen to.
And that’s a guarantee.  

Hodgy Beats - Untitled EP

EP: Hodgy Beats "Untitled"
1. Bullshittin' Produced by Juicy J
2. Cookie Coma Produced by The Alchemist
3. Lately Produced by Flying Lotus
4. Samurai Produced by Jonti Danimals
5. In A Dream Produced by The Alchemist
6. Ave. Produced by Thelonious Martin
7. Lamented Produced by Flying Lotus
8. If Heaven Is A Ghetto Produced by Thelonious Martin
9. Higashi Loves You

@EMETakeover Presents Gunplay & Torch Full NYC Show

The Elite Money Empire (@EMETakeover) presents: Best of Both Offices x Complex Magazine x Skullcandy full Gunplay & Torch of MMG performance at Gramercy Theatre. They performed "Rollin", "Bogota", "Uptown" and more.

Saturday, February 25

Miri Ben-Ari Showtime at the Apollo

Miri Ben-Ari's groundbreaking performance as the Hip Hop Violinist, in NYC "Showtime at the Apollo"

Friday, February 24

Slim Thug & Killa Kyleon – Having Thangs (Unreleased DVD)


@EMETakeover Presents Ace Hood Full NYC Show

The Elite Money Empire presents: Best of Both Offices x Complex Magazine x Skullcandy full Ace Hood performance at Gramercy Theatre. Ace performed his hit single "Hustle Hard" and more.
Stay posted for full performances from Asher Roth, Vado, Jon Connor, Gunplay (MMG) and Torch (MMG).

V.A.'S Finest - The Secession

DL: Disc 1 & Disc 2

John Storm & Dax - Helicopter (Prod by DahitMan)

Ace Hood & Dwyane Wade – Hustle Hard (Live At Vain Nightclub)

Biggie Smalls On Martin (Full Episode)

Lola Monroe – Stay Schemin (Freestyle)

Alley Boy – I Say (In Studio)

Big K.R.I.T. Brings Out Bun B In Houston

DMX – Live At SOBs

Rick Ross @ DAR Constitution Hall D.C. (Show Review)

Rick Ross Saves a Horrendous Night

For some reason, at the end of the night after seeing Fat Trel, Jeremih and Rick Ross, "Birthday Sex" was the one song that was echoing in my head. It wasn't because of the catchy chorus or smooth sounds of the R&B singer; instead, it came down to one thing...
The song literally echoed the walls of a very empty D.A.R. Constitution Hall.The venue holds around 3400 people for a sold-out event. But on a beautiful Thursday night, only approximately 700 people showed up for the SFI promoted event.
Although I didn't expect the night to go on time, the show was billed for a 7pm start with doors opening at 6pm. Anticipating rush hour traffic and a large crowd, I made sure to show up with ample time for parking.
From the minute I left Prince George's County to the time I walked into the venue, only 35 minutes had elapsed. Surprised, I began scouring the venue for any signs of life. At 6:55pm, I counted around 30 people in the lobby and literally 12 people sitting down in their seats.
pic.twitter.com/3ODdTUIEThe show was (thankfully) pushed back some, as they allowed for DC's own Fat Trel to perform for more than 45-or-so people. After a typically animated 20 minute set from The City's #1 Fat Fool , about 30 minutes elapsed until Jeremih stepped on stage. From then, it was only a ten minute wait until the Boss himself, Rick Ross, took the stage.
By the time Ross opened his set with his verse from Meek Mill's "I'm A Boss", the crowd was obviously at the climax for the night filling around a quarter of the venue.
It didn't matter. As soon as he stepped on stage, it sounded much louder than one would think.
Rick Ross is peculiar. His slow delivery, dark production, and high BMI count would suggest a boring show. If you've ever seen the man live, you know this to be false.
But Ross ripped through six years of material in just over 40 minutes. Pacing back and forth on-stage performing every hit from "Hustlin" all the way to performing five tracks of his most recently critically acclaimed mixtape "Rich Forever".
The way you hear the tracks on CD is exactly how Rick Ross performs. He doesn't leave one signature "ugggghhh" grunt out, he gets the same high-pitched tone on certain lines ("He knockin at the door don't let the devil IIIIIIIIINNNNNN") and he for sure emphasizes the profanities in his raps which he seems to lean on to add energy to a song ("Damn, life so short, FUCK it, I don't wanna go to court...")
As I type that, it looks ridiculous. But if you're a Rick Ross fan, you know what I'm talking about. For some reason, a line like "I'm smokin' dope/I'm on my cell phone/ I'm sellin' dope/ Straight off the Iphone" just gets you hype. There's no rhyme or reason to it; it just does.
Usually I would rip an artist who's show is priced at $65 for the cheap seats for performing under an hour.
But for some reason, it didn't matter.
He acknowledged the small crowd, but flipped it by saying he enjoyed how "intimate" of a show it was. And instead of being a diva about crowd size, he decided to appreciate the hard-earned money the fans that were there spent to see him, and performed like it was for a sold-out stadium.
And that mentality is what's going to keep Rick Ross "Rich Forever".

by Mike Andrews

T.I. ft. Young Jeezy – Fuck Da City Up

Sweetz P. - Social Misfit

Social Misfit Cover Art
Sweetz P: "I am letting the fans name their own price, pay what you think the EP is worth, if you ain't got it like that you can enter zero and download it for FREE."
Tracklist & DL after the cut.

Ammunition Gang - Without Ammunition

Thursday, February 23

Cliff Po - Carmen Sandiego (80s Baby)

L.E.P BOGUS BOYS - We Want Our Money

Buy Tupac's Contract From Juice

Click image to view on ebay.

Dollarmentary ft. Method Man & Icarus - How You Want It

Le$ – Top Of My Game

August Alsina ft. CyHi The Prynce - Party & Bullshit

2 Chainz ft. Jadakiss – One Day At A Time

Directed by Jim Jones.

Too $hort ft. Richie Rich – Hog Ridin’

Max B ft French Montana – Seen It All

Off Max's 2009 mixtape Quarantine.

Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Rapping

Damn Hip-Hop has come a long way, remember this man is running for the Russian Presidency.

Joey BADA$$ x Capital STEEZ - Survival Tactics


Kingpen Slim - Lollipop (Prod. by J. Buttah)

Boldy James ft Fatboi Fre$h - OilSheen (Grease Monkeys)

French Montana – Str8 Cash (Hosted by Dj Lazy K)

2 Chainz Full Performance in NYC 2-21-12 [EME]


Sticks N' Stones Vol. 1 Front Cover
Apprearances from Killa Kyleon, Juvenile, Lil Boosie, & more.

Wednesday, February 22

Juvenile - Mardi Gras

Tracklist & DL after the cut.

Ray Jr. - Elected

Tracklist & DL after the cut.

Fat Trel - GWU Interview & Freestyle

Too Short - Blow Your Whistle (Live @ Warriors Game)

Not the best quality, but I love the guys reaction to Too Short's performance. Just for shit's & giggles here's a clip of Dave Chappelle trying to talk to Stphan Curry while Nate Robinson screams lines from Half Baked out.

Lee Bannon ft. Del The Funkee Homosapien, S.O.L. & YU (Diamond District) - PG&E

ComptonsBuck – Apollo

Appearances from YG Hootie, Bobby V, Guerilla Black, Young Jeezy, & more.
Tracklist & DL after the cut.

Hassani Kwess - Still Thelonious (Prod. Kenny Keys)

B. James ft. Killer Mike - Real Life

B. James first made a name for himself appearing on seven songs on Scarface's last album, "Dopeman Music" including the self titled single.
Although still working with Scarface on his upcoming projects, B. James is prepping his own mixtape, "Young Vet" which is set to drop in 9 days, February 29th.
"B. James is the Continued spirit of Real Nigga Shit in Rap Music. His voice is needed and as long as he's rapping, he has a comrade in me. #Trill" - Killer Mike.

Scotty - Angel Freestyle (Prod. by ODizzy Beatz)

M.i - The Coldplay Sessions

Austin emcee/producer M.i has come together with The DJBooth, GoodMusicAllDay.com and AshleyOutrageous.com to bring listeners his latest digital release, The Coldplay Sessions. Written, mixed and directed entirely by M.i, the project features 15 original records based around samples of UK rock giants Coldplay. Included on the tracklist are reader-approved leaks, “NoThing,” “Bubble” and “Crawl Back.” Joining M.i  are ScienZe, LQ and Lady A. M.i handles all production with the exception of the outro, which features boardwork by Tyler Keyes.
Tracklist & DL after the cut.

Malcolm X: Make It Plain

Emcee The MC - Fuck Em

Tuesday, February 21

DJ Naim ft. Sheek Louch, Pusha T, Bleu Davinci, Bun B & Calico Jonez – Trapping In My Sleep

Mick Boogie & Terry Urban Present: Obamify!

From Mick Boogie's Soundcloud: "Everyone was describing President Obama's cool Spotify playlist as a mix. Well, it wasn't. But it is now. :)Obama's favorite songs... including music from U2, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Florence & The Machine, No Doubt, Bruce Springsteen, Raphael Saadiq and more... now mixed together Mick Boogie & Terry Urban style. Stream them here as one long continuous deejay mix."
Make sure you go to Spotify and hear the individual songs: http://spoti.fi/AsDhh4
Support the 2012 Obama campaign here: www.barackobama.com
Cover art designed by the talented M-C and used under Creative Commons license. 
Visit M-C here: http://art.mcturgeon.com
And, of course, visit MickBoogie.com & TerryUrban.com for more.

Marcus Manchild ft. Yo Gotti & Scarface – U Ain’t Trill