Brugal, Blunts, & PBR

We definitely tried to do something completely different here. To accompany the Concerto piece I recently released off of the ADHD project, I edited footage Jacob took of me in our top secret location. I know this is something that will get mixed reactions given the content, but I feel like this works with the song in showing the depression that I talk about in the record and what I was going through while writing a lot of the material for ADHD. The quality of the footage should've come out better given the camera we used, but something got lost in the rendering. I'm still working this out, I haven't edited film in a long time and I used imovie for this so cut me some slack. Other then that, Jake shot this with his new camera that takes really nice photos and video.. what do you think..?

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Hold On (Video)

Curren$y's new video for the record, "Hold On" Off of his Pilot Talk 2 release.

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Rah Intelligence posted this on his facebook earlier today and I had to share it! Every year I go through this whole thing with people about why I don't celebrate christmas so I am thankful for this video courtesy of 4word productions that deals with the origins and meanings behind christmas in a light-hearted but real way. Enjoy..

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Helmsplitter EP

Brand new free EP from the good people at the Helmsplitter. Not only does this feature hotness from the likes of Seyonia Washington, OTO, and Pause.. but it also got a brand new joint off ADHD called "1Tyme4UrMynd" Needless to say you need to go get this.. (Click the link to download it)

1. Seyonia Washington - Imagine if the Beat Stopped
2. Pause - Where You Should Be
3. The Helmsplitter - Fight An Animal!
4. Zayde Buti - Hot n’ Juicy
5. O.T.O. - Sail On Freestyle
6. Jasmine Mans - Nicki Minaj
7. Zeek - Hold To The Time
8. Anthony Febo - First Time
9. Catch Wreck - 1Tyme4UrMynd
10. Jack Kahn - Crisis
11. The Helmsplitter - Outro
12. Daniel Fairclough - Her Eyes (Bonus)

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Boom Bap & Beyond!

The new EP from Retrospek dropped this morning and I could not be happier. This might be the hottest local Hip Hop release of 2010..Hurry up and grab that free download off the bandcamp before they figure out that muhf***as should be payin for this...

CCR all day b****es!

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The Helmsplitter

I had a good time at WECB last night on the Helmsplitter with DongoSon and Dan the Man for their last show of the semester. In case you missed it, you can download the entire show including our conversation and some of the new joints off of ADHD..

Here's a list of the songs they played on the show..

Catch Wreck - Outta Control
Catch Wreck - Concerto
Free Energy - Hope Child
Fusion Mobile - Almost There ft Lauren Hillman
Catch Wreck - 1Tyme4UrMynd
Alien Ant Farm - Goodbye

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Kangol Hats

Phonetic One sent this to me this morning. Nice laid back track, sit back, smoke somethin and relax to this..

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Gappy Ranks - The Best Is (Video)

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Watch For it... OFWGKTA

It would be irresponsible of me as a blogger not to make mention of these dudes. Think the black version of Insane Clown Posse over Neptunes production, with less clown makeup and more swag. Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All is quickly taking over and might be one of the most interesting acts to hit the scene in a long time. These dudes are either on to something, on something, or both, either way, the shit works!

I first came across OFWGKTA a couple months ago via an interview they [Tyler the Creator, their leader] did with the blog Cool'eh. It was such a well-done interview that, I had to find out more. So I started doing my digging. OFWGKTA is a collective of artists, rappers, producers, and skaters with a growing cult following. Since my initial introduction the crew, I started noticing the name pop up everywhere.. I must admit, I didn't get it at first..

Shit was disturbing to say the least. Over time, however, I continued to follow these dudes and downloaded more of the music, and now the shit makes perfect sense to me..

These dudes are the Young & the Restless for real. They act it out in a way thats meant to scare the shit out of you but it does make you ask yourself, "How the fuck these kids come up with this shit in the first place?" Thats what makes this shit art! I can't wait to hear what they got in the works but you can be assured I'll be keeping a close eye on their tumblr for the latest. You should too..

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Bad Rabbits Remix Album

Brand new thanks to the heads up @ KarmaLoop.. If you don't have the Original Stick Up Kids EP go get that now and then go get this.. Sh*t's tight!

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This new joint I got from NYOIL goes hard! I am a firm believer that conscious rappers should never be afraid to step out of their element to let a muhf*cka know he can still get smacked. We not the hippy conscious rappers! This joint, which also features Sic Men and Dyverse, reminds me of Wu sh*t from back in the day which should be know surprise since cats also hail from Shaolin (The Stat.. Staten Island if u don't know..)

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Year of the Female MC

Its official.. 2011 is the Year of the Female MC. Without even getting into the debate over the artistic validity of a Nikci Minaj, there are at least a couple projects surfacing that indicate she should be the least of a lot of people's worries.. Enter Rapsody and Keziah: Two sistas with projects out that shit on 95% of what's out there..

Hezekiah's sister proves talent runs in the family with her self-titled EP.. Available for free download via Bandcamp..

9th Wonder affiliate, Rapsody boasts tight flow over smooth production on the mixtape, Replay.

Both projects are available for free download so the only reason you wouldn't grab these up is pure ignorance or hate. Don't be one of those people.

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Joell Ortiz - Battle Cry [video]


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Big K.R.I.T. - Can't Be All (Official Music Video)

Lovin this joint!

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PEMG and NYOIL present: Beneath the Surface

NYOIL and PEMG are putting together a new series called Beneath the Surface. In the pilot, NYOIL sits down with Ant Rich, Head of Urban A&R at Jive Records to discuss the current state of the music industry. Definitely an interesting conversation..

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The Bullits – Close Your Eyes (Starring Jay Electronica & Lucy Liu)


Dope new video I found on World of Underground Hip Hop. Jay Elec is killin sh*t right now!

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Dillalude Day (Part 2)

Part 2 of Fran-P's Dillalude series just surfaced this morning. Hopefully we don't have to wait as long for part 3..

CCR what it do??

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Yes, I did..

Concerto by Catch Wreck

The new project ADHD is almost complete.. It's been a little while since I put something new out and I got tired of waiting.

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Goin Back

This joint goes hard. Termanology been killin it lately!

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The Strong Survive

Shoutout to Andres Hale and The Well Versed for posting 10 Dope Female Rappers not Named Nicki Minaj.. Thanks to that list I discovered an extremely talented and versatile artist by the name of Nikki Lynette. On her website she states,
"My music is a mix of hip hop, rock, and dance music. People used to tell me my sound wasn’t urban enough. They don’t tell me that anymore. Now all that they can tell me is congratulations."
Lovely. I have a new crush..
Her mixtape Roses and Guns is available for free download via DJ Booth and her EP, The Strong Survive is available for sale via her bandcamp page.

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Via Pen and Sword Political Pirates Blog

Video / Info Graphic by Frank Chimero for Good Magazine visualizing some of the horrifying stats about U.S. prisons

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Don't do that, Do this..

Brand new from Moe Pope.. Foolish, featuring Reks, off of the Life After God LP..

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A Classic, Remixed

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New Son of Bazerk!!!!

Brand new fire from one of the most slept-on Hip Hop acts of all time. For those that are not familiar with the genius that is known as Son of Bazerk, I refer you to two classics..


Now in 2010, Son of Bazerk returns with No Self-Control and DJ Johnny Juice.. No potency lost.. The new song, I Swear on a Stack of Old Records, pays no mind to traditional approaches to Hip Hop and goes in its own direction.

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Gappy Ranks

If you are not already hip to Gappy Ranks, you need to be. One of the most versatile artists to show up in a long time, Ranks kills it on the Hip Hop as well as the Reggae tip..

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New Rah Digga: Classic (Video)

She said, "Sweatsuits and Pumas, Me and my cougars.."
Thats what I'm talkin about ma!

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Take Drugs

This shit is like Drop Squad meets Pulp Fiction meets Clockwork Orange meets.. I don't know. This is definitely weird.. but it works..

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New Talib Kweli "Cold Rain"

Kweli tweeted this out this morning and my man Defcee put it best, "That's the best Talib song I've heard in a loooong time."
Here you are..

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Boston Music Awards

Believe it or not, I'm actually not disgruntled at the fact I'm not nominated. Actually I could care less about an award or a nomination but there are some names on the list that definitely need your support. The voting has just opened so its up to you now to decide who gets the recognition.. Here are my picks..

Live Artist of the Year - Bad Rabbits

Bad Rabbits Promo | Chain Gang Productions from Chain Gang Productions on Vimeo.

Just watch that video! I caught these dudes openin up for the Cool Kids at the Paradise about a year and a half ago and I was blown away by the energy they bring on stage with them. From what I understand they are at work on an album right now and performing around the country..

DJ Artist of the Year - Kon

Kills it! 'Nuff said! Go see him spin!

Hip Hop Artist of the Year - Moe Pope

Formerly a member of Project Move and before that, Insight's The Electric Company, Moe Pope teamed up with producer, Rain, to put out one of the most important albums for Boston Hip Hop. This dude deserves a couple more nominations than he got..

Pop Artist of the Year - Bad Rabbits (See Above..)

Now go vote!

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The Black Panther Series

Jamarhl Crawford on the Black Panther series from Marvel.. (Via the Blackstonian)

I am a huge fan of Comic Books and Super Heroes, particularly Marvel Comics and the variety of Black Super Heroes they have in the Marvel Universe. Of all the Black Super Heroes, Black Panther aka T'Challa, King of Wakanda, has got to be one of the best and in-depth characters created. Aside from Stan Lee's attempts to include Black characters which often still embodied stereotypes ie: released from prison, former drug dealer, son of a drug fiend, etc., the Black Panther represented Politics, Spirituality, History and Nobility, much of which was previously unseen in comics and other forms of media like tv, radio and film...

Read the full article and watch episodes from the series on

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Game Time

New heat from my comrades in the Petroleum Empire! #shoutout to my G, NYOIL. This joint bangs! Hip Hop needs to start paying attention to the next generation of artists thats about to shut it down! Joints like this remind us that our beloved Hip Hop- the movement, the culture, is indeed surviving the game..Ice T style..

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Jay-Z on Lettermen

I know I'm not the only one who's anxious to read Jay-Z's new book, Decoded. Here he sits down with Dave Lettermen on CBS' The Late Show to discuss the new release, the music, drugs, and little guys with guns..

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Zeitgeist: Moving Forward | Official Trailer

Conspiracy theorists rejoice! The third installment in the holy trinity of spooky documentaries is on the way! I'm no zealot, but the Zeitgeist series certainly raises some interesting points. To be honest I never made it through part two in its entirety but I am certainly interested in seeing what part 3 has to offer.

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward | Official Trailer- [ Extended ] from on Vimeo.

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