Friday, February 27, 2015

Niko IS | The Hot Box

Niko IS | The Hot Box

Talib Kweli’s latest signee and Colours of the Culture’s Niko brings a new flavor to The Hot Box with DJ Enuff.

Yugen Blakrok | House Of Ravens (Dir. By Nic Hester ) | Music Video

Yugen Blakrok | House Of Ravens (Dir. By Nic Hester ) | Music Video

The Cypher Effect Featured Music Video: "House Of Ravens"

Brand new featured music video all the way from Johannesburg, South Africa. "House Of Ravens" by Yugen Blakrok is a visual masterpiece. Directed by Nic Hester with Kanif ( Lapetus Records ) on the beat.

Off Yugen Blakrok album 'Return Of The Astro-Goth'.

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L'Orange & Jeremiah Jae Opening Shot

L'Orange & Jeremiah Jae Opening Shot

Enter those bloody alleys blocked off with yellow tape and chalk outlines. Secret backrooms riddled with sly crooks and blunt smoke. Slink into the underworld, the seedy shadowland...

Directed by Jay Brown

Sounds Beautiful Like The Truth

Heartz and Mindz BBOY BATTLE Chicago | UDEF x Silverback x YAK

I got to DJ this event w/ Lester Burn Em and E Double. Here is some highlights.

Heartz and Mindz BBOY BATTLE Chicago | UDEF x Silverback x YAK

Music "New Dance" by Ganco

I (SHON ROKA) DJed this exbition battle.

Bboy Invertebrate vs Nick Abat | Heartz & Mindz | UDEF x Silverback x YAK

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Thank you to Renato Roldan for organizing.

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Lil Einstein Remix New Whip Dance 2015

This all the rage! Lil Einstein Remix New Whip Dance 2015 (Funny Vines)

Lil Kemo Bops to Real Sisters

Lil Kemo Bops to Future "Real Sisters"

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Yelawolf | Whiskey In A Bottle (Lyric Video) (Explicit)

Yelawolf | Whiskey In A Bottle (Lyric Video) (Explicit)

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Chance The Rapper Interview | The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Chance The Rapper Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 (02/26/2015)

Chance The Rapper and Donnie Trumpet stop through to discuss their band The Social Experiment. They chat about growing up in Chicago, staying out of gangs, working with Madonna, beef with Drake, social activism and much more.

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Johnny5 & Koncept in Port of Oakland | YAKfilms x TURFinc

Johnny5 & Koncept in Port of Oakland | YAKfilms x TURFinc

Noisey Atlanta | The Psychedelic and Bizarre World of iLoveMakonnen | Episode 7

The new wave of Atlanta stretches beyond the reach of Gucci Mane. The last year has seen the rise of a more alternative and bizarre sound, led the likes of Awful Records with a guy named iLoveMakonnen at the forefront. His smash single “Club Goin’ Up on a Tuesday” was remixed by Drake after its release last summer, and went on to be nominated for a Grammy. Since, he’s released songs with Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Gucci Mane, and more. In episode seven of Noisey Atlanta, Thomas enters Makonnen’s strange world, which is driven by peace, love, and mushrooms.


Super dope vibes coming from ELHAE and the whole FILM NOIR fam., which includes KRS, and his ghost writers OSHI AND BNJMN. Elhae’s got bars and such a beautiful voice, he’s got an instant listener in me. He’s recently released an 8 song EP which has been on repeat!! If your looking for some real smooth slow jams, R&Bass and hip-hop, check these dudes out, they won’t disappoint!!!

Towkio Ft Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment | Free Your Mind | prod. Cam o'bi

Towkio put together "Free Your Mind" with the help of Cam Obi, who served as producer, and Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment. The singer manipulates his vocal lightly and embeds it in the middle of a ghostly backing chorus -- part Zapp, part Daft Punk, part T-Pain. The pitch-shifting adds a pleasing touch of bendiness that meshes well with song's slick guitar.

According to Towkio, "This record was made over a year ago… When you create the right emotion the work becomes timeless. I'm just trying to make timeless music." Like Funkadelic, this artist understands that a strong groove makes questions of time irrelevant.

Towkio who is part of the SAVEMONEY crew with Vic Mensa and Chance the Rapper; check out his funky "Free Your Mind" below.

Alex Wiley ft. Kembe X | Right Right | prod. Hippie Sabotage

Alex Wiley switches gears with this more uptempo jam, “Right Right.” Hippie Sabotage supply the production, while fellow Chi town lyricist, Kembe X, comes along for the guest verse. Look for Wiley to drop his new project next month.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Poppin John | Breaktime Pt.1

Poppin John | Breaktime Pt.1

Poppin John proves some people shouldn't be trapped in an office.

Video created by David Javier
Executive Producer: Kristin Campbell-Taylor
Grip: Trent Turner

Song - edIT “Twenty Minutes” from the album “Crying Over Pro’s For No Reason”

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Fluffy & Angel Davanport | On and Off | Dir. by @mudwingmedia

Fluffy & Angel Davanport | On and Off | Dir. by @mudwingmedia


In this latest clip from WhoIsFluffy? we discover her humble beginnings. Inspired to work hard and spread her message, Fluffy creates a network of like-minded individuals who are willing to do anything to help. She is joined by Angel Davanport and the #Rapperchicks on this soulful ride. Fluffy is selling something beautiful, and after you watch "On and On" you too will want to buy in!

Directed by leondotcom x mudwingmedia.

Salomon Faye | Black Power

Celebrating Black History Month over the Matthew Bowen production for this dope new joint from Salomon Faye.

Bboy Invertebrate vs Nick Abat | Heartz & Mindz | UDEF x Silverback x YAK

Heartz & Mindz Jam in Chicago to raise awareness about heart disease, sponsored by UDEF.

Thank you to Renato Roldan for organizing.


“On My Own” was recorded at the old Blender in Chicago and was recently remixed and retouched in Los Angeles ; with Lorine Chia later adding her vocals as well in Los Angeles . “On My Own” has been in the vault for a minute, but the guys wanted the fans to hear it—so here you go!


“February” (produced by 14KT) is a early released track from the highly anticipated album “Lead Poison” by Elzhi The Great, being released in May 2015 by the new Artist Alliance GLOW365.

Fashawn | The Ecology Documentary

Fashawn | The Ecology Documentary

A glimpse into Fashawn's Ecology and transformation from Santiago to Fashawn. The documentary explores the environment and influences that paved Fashawn's path from Fresno's familiar streets to his unfolding journey of sharing his art with a worldwide audience.

Directed by Punit Dhesi

The album is AVAILABLE NOW! Order the digital album here on Itunes - OR cop the physical deluxe bundle here - And catch Fashawn live, he's touring North America in March (dates below). Tickets and info at

1. Guess Who’s Back
2. Confess
3. Something to Believe ft Nas & Aloe Blacc
4. Higher
5. To Be Young ft BJ the Chicago Kid
6. Golden State of Mind ft Dom Kennedy
7. Letter F
8. Place to Go
9. Man of the House
10. Out The Trunk ft Busta Rhymes
11. It’s A Good Thing ft Aloe Blacc & Choosey
12. Mother
13. F.T.W

2/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
3/3 – Vancouver, BC – Alexander
3/4 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile
3/5 – Portland, OR – Peter’s Room
3/6 – Eugene, OR – Wow Hall
3/7 – Oakland, CA – Leo’s
3/8 – Sacramento, CA – Harlows
3/10 – Boston, MA – Middle East – downstairs
3/11 – New York, NY – SOB’s
3/12 – Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
3/13 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
3/14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
3/15 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
3/16 – Grand Rapids, MI – Stache
3/18 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
3/19 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3/20 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3/21 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3/22 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
3/24 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Purgatory
3/25 – New Orleans, LA – Parrish Room @ HOB
3/26 – Houston, TX – Studio @ Warehouse Live
3/27 – San Antonio, TX – ACMC
3/28 – Dallas, TX – The Loft
3/30 – Denver, CO – Cervantes (Other Side)
3/31 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
4/1 – Phoenix, AZ – The Press Room
4/2 – Orange County, CA – Constellation Room



Kids 1v1 Finals - Master Mace vs Nightmare | Strife
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King Of Hearts 7 in Denver, Colorado. Master Mac defeats Nightmare to win the 1v1 Kids Bboy Battle.

KING OF HEARTS 7: SemiFinals - Style Elements vs War Machine | Strife
King Of Hearts 7 in Denver, Colorado. War Machine defeats Style Elements to advance in the Crew Battle.

KING OF HEARTS 7: Crew Battle Finals - War Machine vs Hazardous Zombies | Strife
King Of Hearts 7 in Denver, Colorado. War Machine defeats Hazardous Zombiesi to win the Crew Battle.

KING OF HEARTS 7: Queen Of Hearts Final - Marie Poppins vs Randi | Strife
King Of Hearts 7 in Denver, Colorado. Marie Poppins defeats Randi to win the Queen of Hearts All Style competition.

Johnny May Cash | LIL HOMIES | Official Music Video

Johnny May Cash | LIL HOMIES | Official Music Video


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Token | Stop Slackin | TCE MIC CHECK

Token | Stop Slackin | TCE MIC CHECK

The Cypher Effect: MIC CHECK | TOKEN

Token from Boston, MA stopped by Shambhala studios during his visit to Los Angeles. The 16 year old emcee performed "Stop Slackin", a new song produced by Jon Glass ( Glasshouse Productions ), for a brand new TCE Mic Check session.


Produced by Jon Glass

Glasshouse Productions

Shot and Recorded at Shambhala Studios in Los Angeles, CA

Mixed By EQ at Ashtray Of LA

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

6'1 Ladarrius Chester has CRAZY Bounce! Official EliteMixtape

6'1 Ladarrius Chester has CRAZY Bounce! Official EliteMixtape

Ladarrius Chester is a 6'1 guard, committed to play at Columbia State next season. Most of these highlights are from his senior year at Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Florida).

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Big Sean Dark Sky Paradise Listening Party in NYC 2.18.15 (Shot by @WhoisHiDef)

Big Sean Dark Sky Paradise Listening Party in NYC 2.18.15 (Shot by @WhoisHiDef)

Words from WhoisHiDef. "I had the opportunity to be flown out to NYC from LA to shoot Big Sean's listening party for the new album "Dark Sky Paradise". As soon as I arrived at the location in NYC I immediately felt as though I was inside of the Dark Sky Paradise. Projections on each wall of a thunder storm, lightening, and looped Big Sean visuals really gave the audience or guest an entire experience. NO I.D., Dej Loaf, Og Maco, and Mike Will, and Don C even made a guest appearance to show their support for Big Sean.

Very legendary night and let me be one of the first to tell you Big Seans album is one of the best bodies of work he has put together since his first release in my opinion. Album releases 2.24.15

Johnny May Cash | Bye Bye | Shot by @chosen1films

Johnny May Cash | Bye Bye | Shot by @chosen1films

Just Another Day Ep. 28: The Under Pressure Tour

Just Another Day Ep. 28: The Under Pressure Tour


Shot by: @ryancraven9

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OCD: Moosh & Twist | Hometown (GH4 Music Video)

OCD: Moosh & Twist | Hometown (GH4 Music Video)


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Produced by Tyler Nicolo. @TylerNicolo

Shot And Directed By Jakob Owens. @JakobOwens
Co Directed By Anthony Campusano. @OneHispanic
Additional arial footage from Mike Kania. @Mike_Kania

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Gwala Mane | Therm | Prod by @Beats_By_Grimz

Gwala Mane | Therm | Prod by @Beats_By_Grimz

Rapper from the Northside of Chicgao known by Gwala Mane drops a new banger for the streets called "Therm"

Directed By Chase N Moneey Films

IG: @CallMeGwala
Twitter: @GwalaMane
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MURS | The Strangest | Audio

MURS | The Strangest

New Official Hip Hop Song | Strange Music

Listen to "The Strangest" on Soundcloud

MURS - "The Strangest"
Produced by: Curtiss King
Featuring vocal sample from Tech N9ne's "It's Alive"

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Anjelihs | Metanoia

After teaming with DopeHouse favorite Russ on "Come N Go" and dropping "Good Vibrations" last week, Anjelihs quickly soared up our anticipation list. Thankfully for us, the Lawrence, MA crooner is back with a new full-length called Metanoia.

Flip ft. Tragic Allies & Killah Priest | Mysteries

Flip feat. Tragic Allies (Purpose, Estee Nack & Paranom) & Killah Priest - "Mysteries"
Produced by Flip
Cuts by DJ Dan
Video directed & edited by Gary Rosario for Blackworld 101 Entertainment / @iamLocalhiphop

All scenes shot during the Tragic Allies & Killah Priest European Tour in 2014.

Taken off Flip's producer album 'Reflections', available worldwide now (CD/LP/cassette/digital) on Ill Adrenaline Records. The album features lyrical heavyweights like Elzhi, Phat Kat, EDO. G, AG (of D.I.T.C.), Guilty Simpson, Kev Brown, LMNO, and many more.


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:: About Flip and 'Reflections' ::

What happens when an Austrian rap producer with a history of more than 20 years in the game, teams up with some of his favorite MC's from the US? First of all, great music. But wait a second, who's that guy? Flip is a veteran producer and rap enthusiast from Linz, Austria who got addicted to hip-hop and its culture in the early 80's when he first heard joints by The Fat Boys and Melle Mel on Austrian radio. A couple years later, heavily being influenced by the sound of Public Enemy, Eric B & Rakim and EPMD, Flip and a bunch of other rap-nerds founded the nationally critically acclaimed group Texta in 1993 and became the originators of the Austrian rap scene. Flip also has been organizing hip-hop shows in his hometown Linz since 1994 and started building connections to the US indie rap circuit since 2000. So as these connections grew, Flip began to record songs with the artists passing through and doing shows. Out of many tracks Flip recorded, he picked the best collabos for his "Reflections" album, with a line-up boasting artists from all corners of the US, like AG (of D.I.T.C.), Killah Priest of the Wu-Tang family, Elzhi, Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, Edo. G, Kev Brown, LMNO, Tragic Allies and many more.

Flip's signature sound is deeply rooted in the classic boom bap tradition with thick and hard-hitting drums and chopped samples, but also incorporates synth sounds, deep 808 low end and unconventional song layouts that move away from the old two bar loop formula. Flip is also a DJ and record digger, and handled most of the cuts on his album himself. And yes, he is also an MC, just in case you wondered...

After putting out 7 classic albums with his legendary Austrian group Texta since 1993 and a solo album in 2010, plus crafting beats for various German, French, Swiss, US and Jamaican artists, Flip's music finally gets released for a wider audience and rap connoisseurs all around the globe.

As the Akrobatik cut in the outro track proclaims: "Dope beats, rhymes and cuts, so now what!" - this is pure, uncut, and raw rap music that has its foundation in the past but also takes a perspective into the future.

Bouquet Of Max | Nike Air Max 1 | Ultra City Collection


As we go into a full month of Nike Air Max celebration, we present the exciting new Nike Air Max 1 Ultra “City” Collection. Nike presents the iconic running shoe is six vibrant floral colorways, each influenced by distinct fashion capitals – London, Milan, New York, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Overall three patterns have been developed for the collection, each coming in two colorways, representing local flowers and distinct heritage. Roses and lilies stand for New York and Paris, while London and Tokyo come in a mixed roses and cherry blossoms pattern. The Milan and Shanghai Nike Air Max 1 Ultra comes with a pattern made of lilies and plum blossoms. The Women’s Nike Sportswear Spring 2015 City Collection will be available in North America, online at and at select Nike Sportswear retailers beginning April 11. The collection will be available to the rest of the world on March 8, International Women’s Day.

Also make sure to check out the new Nike Air Max 1 Patch Pack here.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Tarpuricusum Sarata | Captain Planet Remix

Tarpuricusum Sarata (Captain Planet Remix)from Luzmila Carpio Meets ZZK by Luzmila Carpio

Captain Planet recently did a remix for the legendary South American record label ZZK Records / Zizek Club. It's a part of an EP of producers re-interpreting the indigenous Bolivian roots music of Luzmila Carpio.
Available today on bandcamp & iTunes, go get it!

Timeless songs meet digital vanguard in a cosmic explosion of LatAm beauty

At the crossroads of the traditional and the modern, the folkloric and the futuristic, herein lies ZZK Records.

ZZK is incredibly honored and excited to announce the release of the Luzmila Carpio meets ZZK EP. Honored because we’ve had the opportunity to work with the most famous indigenous singer on the South American continent. Excited because the collaboration turned out really beautiful.

Born in Qala-Qala, Potosí, Bolivia, Luzmila has been singing since the mid 1960’s of her homeland, of the Pachamama, of nature and her people in Quechua, a language thought to be more than 2,000 years old. The power of her stories transcends the boundaries of language; even without understanding the words, the listener can feel its beauty. Sit back and take a trip with Luzmila, remixed by some of the most innovative and creative producers experimenting with the new Latin music genre today.

Jaden Smith & Ta-ku Drop Three-Song Mix

After dropping the Cool Tape Vol. 2 in November and This Is The Album EP earlier this month, Jaden Smith links up with producer Ta-ku for another collection of tracks – compiling them together as one "Beastmode" mix.

Leon Bridges | Lisa Sawyer

Taking on the dreamy, compelling sound of the lost soul decades is a damn high bar to set for yourself. Soul revivalists usually don’t get very far in my book, because what’s the point of competing with the likes of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding? Listening to Leon Bridges made me do a 180 on that stance. See, if you actually can hold a candle to legends like Cooke and Redding — and Bridges can — then there’s no reason not to indulge in some nostalgia. “Lisa Sawyer” tells the story of Bridges’ mother with such grace and aplomb it sounds plucked right out of the ’50s. This is no simpering modern equivalent; he stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the voices from the past, and it’s astonishing to hear. Bridges recorded the track, along with the rest of his forthcoming debut album, in his hometown of Fort Worth, TX, and his previous releases are of the same caliber, so check out “Coming Home” and “Better Man” if you missed them. “Lisa Sawyer” is the dreamiest of them all though. Listen below.

Watch The Sound ft Shortkut | Epsiode 6

Watch The Sound epsiode 6 feat Shortkut

BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah | Sour Soul | LP Stream

"Sour Soul" is scheduled to be released in vinyl, CD, digital and cassette form on February 24

BADBADNOTGOOD's and Ghostface Killah are letting fans listen to their collaborative project, Sour Soul, prior to its official release.

The entire 12-track LP is available to be streamed via Soundcloud.

Sour Soul pairs Toronto-based jazz band BADBADNOTGOOD with Wu-Tang Clan member for an offering where the tandem intertwines '60s- and '70s-inspired sounds with live instrumentation.

MF DOOM, Elzhi, Danny Brown and Tree (Project mayhem) are featured on the LP.

Sour Soul is scheduled to be released in vinyl, CD, digital and cassette form February 24. Pre-order it here.

1. "Sour Soul"

2. "Mono"

3. "Six Degrees" Feat. Danny Brown

4. "Gunshowers" Feat. Elzhi

5. "Stark's Reality"

6. "Tone's Rap"

7. "Mind Playing Tricks"

8. "Street Knowledge" Feat. Tree

9. "Ray Gun" Feat. DOOM

10. "Nuggets of Wisdom"

11. "Food"

12. "Experience"

EarthGang Ft. Mac Miller | Monday | Prod By Shine

We were introduced to the duo EarthGang back in 2012 with their single "The F Bomb (IDGAF)." More than two years, the rappers remixed the track with OG Maco and put it back out, adding some more buzz to their name. The Atlanta rappers have had a slow rise to prominence, but with a buzz on deck they're currently prepping a new mixtape called Torba. The name of the mixtape is inspired by the Oromo Ethiopian tribe, thought to be one of the oldest ethnic groups in Ethiopia. The project will offer you one song for each day of the week, and given today is Monday, they've decided to debut "Monday" featuring Mac Miller.

Torba drops later this week, and will feature "The F Bomb (Remix)."

Raekwon ft. French Montana & Busta Rhymes | Wall to Wall

Raekwon has previewed a number of tracks from his long-in-the-works Fly International Luxurious Art solo album featuring guests like Estelle and Melanie Fiona. But none have packed as much star power as the newly revealed “Wall to Wall”. Featuring fellow New York City heavyweights Busta Rhymes and French Montana, the track has a classic thudding beat that feels right at home in the birthplace of Hip-Hop. Check it out below.

TRIPLE JOINTED | Turf Bieber and Kidd Strobe

This insane Arm Contortion Duo is back to showcase their amazing talent for 2015! Dancers: Kidd Strobe (IG @Frenchiebabyy) and Turf Bieber(IG@TURFBIEBE_)


Music: Jetta - I'd Love to Change the World (Matstubs Remix)


BMB Spacekid is from St. Petersburg, Russia (the Northern-most city in the world, no less), and he provides a hazy, heavily blunted beat for GoldLink to spit.

Just Don x Air Jordan 1 | Black History Month 39th Anniversary

Just Don and Jordan Brand are back together once again to delivery yet another charitable collaboration to honor the 39th anniversary of Black History Month. Taking to the Air Jordan 1 yet again, this latest variation dons a tonal white palette with a subtle touch of gold adorning the lace tips. With the auction currently live, and set to run until the 28th, anyone interested can head over to eBay right now to join in on the bidding wars.

A limited run of the Just Don x Air Jordan 1 sneakers have been produced, 39 pairs to be exact, and they’re being auctioned on eBay until February 28; proceeds are going toward the Ever Higher Fund. If you want a pair, try your luck here.