It Feels Like I Know Him

Shady Blaze and Beautiful Lou mixing up potions on this shit. Lab coat lean rap. Off the upcoming EP Having Sumone 2 Be Young With.

“Don’t Worry” (Produced by Beautiful Lou)

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Troy Ave goes off over some gargantuan Moroder‘esque synths. Hookless joint, editless video…d.i.y. hustler shit from the jump. Bricks In My Backpack 3, soon.

“Free Base”

Troy Ave “Free Base” (Produced by Lando Beats)

Crazy, Psycho, Deranged

Danny Brown and UK’s Darq E. Freaker make a fuckin’ monster…a blueberry monster. DAMN! Multiple varieties at that (IMO, the MORRI$ remix bangs on par with the OG joint). Grime time.

Update: Added the video for self-abuse visual aid. Peace to Danny rockin’ that Patago-Life™ shit.

Darq E Freaker “Blueberry (Pills & Cocaine)” (Feat. Danny Brown)

Now You Fiendin’ For This

Gunplay speaks to The Fader. Rap influences, what to expect on his upcoming album, his relentless energy and approach to flipping a negative into a positive.

Respect Was Hard To Earn

Killer Mike will drop the El-P-produced megaton R.A.P. Music bomb in two weeks (5/15/2012). You wanna hear two new things called “Southern Fried” and “Jojo’s Chillin’,” respectively? Head over to Adult Swim‘s Williams Street.

Courtesy of Pitchfork

Willy Wonka James Bond

Main Attrakionz dancin’ all over Kotter’s piano keys. Bossalinis Foolyiones drops this summer.

“Rap City Rackstyle 2012”

What up Alex


Clams Casino recently spun a short (instrumental) guest set for BBC Radio 1 which could very well play as a chunky introduction piece to those who have yet to really connect the dots. From ASAP Rocky & Main Attrakionz to yet-to-be-heard gooey clouds of echoey distortion.

Clams Casino “The Evolution Of Clams Casino/BBC Radio 1 Guest Mix”

Courtesy of Alex Steady Bloggin’

Steady Buyin’ Choppers

Tree, along with director Davy Goldberg, provide a optical treatment (what?) to the song that, in my opinion, wholly showcases the Chicago MC/producer’s “soul trap” style (it also happens to be one of my favorites from duke): slow, fragmented, Southern-charred marching band funk over a stuttering 808 bounce. Sunday School is the SHIT!

“All” (Produced by Tree)

In Case The Brick Is Wired

Kiss got some new work out, but it’s soundin’ like he set up shop O.T. Not a bad thing at all. An abundance of dopeman bars, big synths over 808-type drum work, and plenty of Styles P co-d assists. Other notable cameos include Sheek Louch, Slim Dunkin, Waka Flocka, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, and ASAP Rocky. This may be his best mixtape/album since the The Champ Is Here (although not without some minor lackluster production gripes…as well as a couple of questionable guests).

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Wonton Soup And Some Butter Soft

N.O.R.E., Styles and Rae raid your local search engine. The kids talking to the crackhead though…

“Google That” (Feat. Styles P & Raekwon)

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