Thursday, March 31, 2016

Ruste Juxx & Kyo Itachi "Water On Mars" ft. Rim of Da Villins | Official Music Video

New music video from Ruste Juxx featuring Rim of Da Villins, off the 'Meteorite' album, out now.

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Directed by Olise Forel for Moving Silence
Photography by Sun Bronx
Music produced by Kyo Itachi

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Aesop Rock | Blood Sandwich | Official Music Video #TheImpossibleKid

"Blood Sandwich" is the second official single from Aesop Rock's upcoming album, "The Impossible Kid" due out April 29th, 2016 on Rhymesayers Entertainment.

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Aesop Rock as Himself
Liam Shaw as Little Brother
Dohminic Botero as Little Leaguer
Susan A. Brickey as Grandma
Janie Faison as MILF #1
Nicole Ishida as MILF #2
Eric Newsome as Coach
Thomas Ishida as Little Leaguer
Samuel Ishida as Little Leaguer
David Lane Swadis as Older Brother
Austin Hillebrecht as Industrial Rocker
Janet Scanlon as Mom

Production Company: Bent Image Lab (Portland, Oregon)
Director: Rob Shaw
Executive Producer: Ray DiCarlo
Producer: Robert D'Esposito
DP: Rodrigo Melgarejo
Art Director: Emily Yurek
AD: Kyle Eaton
Prop Assistant: Tiffany Ayers
Wardrobe: Jade Harris
Gaffer: Kevin Forrest
AC: Lane Clark
DIT: Michael Ward
Stop Motion DP: Jim Birkett
Stop Motion Animator: Rob Shaw
Editor: Rob Shaw
Colorist: Paul DeSilva


Open Mike Eagle & Paul White | Hella Personal Documentary

"Hella Personal Film Festival" is the new album from LA emcee Open Mike Eagle & British producer Paul White. In this Tim Crawley directed mini-documentary we get a little more insight into the albums content & creation. Enjoy!

Directed & Filmed by Tim Crawley

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Lewis Parker | Sniper Beats #TBT

Lewis Parker 'Sniper Beats' originally released in 2008 on CD, now available on wax.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Futuristic | Panda Remix #OneTake

Futuristic | Panda Remix #OneTake

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Black & white like a panda
need a girl wit a booty from Atlanta
grab a camera everybody at my shows act like the cops got a gun pointed at em hands up
I feel like drake did on ransom
young rich & handsome hotline bling dancin takin these chances remix these songs from rappers funny thing is you can't understand em
I got bars like the slammer i can cook like a grandma
every song is the anthem they yellin hot shit like country grammar
futuristic been killin I'm from the desert I don't like chillin made half million all from my building treat these women jus like a dentist no fillings

They don't really wanna get into everytime I do it its fluent it's movin look at the views I get
I leave you ruined u foolish u stupid look at the coolest kid
how I maneuver through it I'm coolin look at the dude he spit like call of duty uzi pointed at you like in a movie script
I'm wearin black in a hat in the cab like I'm a Jewish kid
yo girl is in my lap wit a ass lookin like nudist is better not turn your back when I rap do you like Brutus did
Got em sayin yea jus like usher I ain't never scared like bone crusher got a big head like a gusher like metro boomin I don't trust ya

Kweku Collins ft. Jamila Woods | Ego Killed Romance

Nat Love. April 8th.

18-year-old Chicago rapper Kweku Collins is set to drop his new album Nat Love next week. The young spitter built a healthy buzz for himself off the strength of his excellent EP Say It Here, While It’s Safe last year. “Ego Killed The Romance” is his latest offering off the new album, and it features Jamila Woods, whose beautiful voice graced both “Sunday Candy” and (ugh) “White Privilege II.”

The track opens with a slow grand piano progression that’s out of tune and out of time on purpose before a rumbling, vibrant synth bass comes in along with tribal drums and Collins’ contemplative sing-song flow. His lyrics are vivid and cosmic; he paints a loose space travel narrative opening with “Crash landed on Mars, on my way to the sun” before bringing things back to earth to lament how he can’t provide what his love wants from him. Woods comes in with an infectious melody and Collins speeds up his flow in his second verse for more stream-of-consciousness relationship confessionals. The balance of the heavy synth and drums, and high piano hits is perfect for Collins to zoom in and out on relationships looking at them from outer space and then placing himself vulnerably in the thick of them. Check it out. - via Stereo Gum

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Streets by VICE: Atlanta | Ponce De Leon Ave.

Atlanta is one of the most culturally & historically rich cities in the United States. From it's impact on civil rights history to it's present day dominance over Hip Hop, Atlanta's influence is felt. In this episode of Streets by VICE, we'll be traveling along Ponce de Leon Ave. Although it's not that long of a street many Atlanta residents consider Ponce to be the heart of Atlanta.

The street houses many of the city's most iconic landmarks, and passes alongside it's most notable neighborhoods. During our travels on Ponce we'll meet everyone from civil rights leader, to street artists, to councilman, to some of the most influential hip hop producers in the game, as they educate us about their Atlanta.

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Soul Veggies | Life's A Game | Official Music Video

3rd single from the Soul Veggies album, in stores now!

Soul Veggies | Life's A Game | Official Music Video

Directed by El-Jay Beats.
Additional footage edited by Donald Shults.
Beat produced by Cymatiks.



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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Krizz Kaliko | Stop the World | Official Music Video

Krizz Kaliko "Stop The World" off the upcoming album, 'GO', in stores 4.8.2016

Krizz Kaliko "Stop The World"
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Joey Bada$$ | 5 Fingers of Death May Be the Best of 2016! Plus He Takes Shots!

New York's own Joey Bada$$ takes to the mic for an unforgettable 5 Fingers of Death freestyle.

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The Body Poets 1 vs Renegade Rockers | All Styles Semi | Urban Street Jam '16 | #SXSTV

The Body Poets 1 vs Renegade Rockers | All Styles Semi | Urban Street Jam '16 | #SXSTV

Renegade Rockers

STEP x STEP: Uniting Dancers Around The World

Oddisee | No Sugar No Cream

From Oddisee's upcoming new instrumental album "The Odd Tape" out everywhere May 13th.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Midway Vignette #68 | JP Chill

This is the sixty-eighth in a series of vignettes that will feature everyone interviewed by Midway: The Story of Chicago Hip-Hop, leading up to the release of the film in 2017.

The Boy Illinois | Back Again ft. Alpha (Prod. by MarkizRey) | Dir. by YSE

Check out The Boy Illinois Latest single "Back Again" featuring DMV native DreemyAlpha (Alpha). This Visual shows you a glimpse of Illi's day to day grind while touring with Lupe Fiasco as well as composing great music on the way.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Vel The Wonder | Recipe ft. Tha Ynoe | Official Music Video

A track to enjoy and celebrate the SGV on my birthday. - Vel The Wonder

Directed by LeftRightCreations

Produced by Fourth Beats
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Featuring Tha Ynoe
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

HouseShoes | CHANES - 15. Goodness

Another leaker from Chanes upcoming self-titled LP. Stay tuned for preorder info. Quality.

G MILLA | X-GIRLFRI-END | Prod by. ZepFire & Escapade

G MILLA | X-GIRLFRI-END | Prod by. ZepFire & Escapade

Song was written and recorded by @gmillaa
Song Produced by @onlyzepfire
Mix and Engineered by @onlyzepfire

Directed/Shot/Cut By Matt Anderson

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Esohel | React | Prod. by PLA

New music from Chicago's Esohel produced by PLA. Check it out on #BHZLife BLOG. Make sure you add him on SoundCloud to follow and check out the website:

Dungeon sessions: Samiyam (360°)

Dungeon sessions: Samiyam (360°)

Video by Ross Harris

BreakBeat Lou | Stretch Armstrong And Bobbito Garcia Are Pivotal To Hip Hop | 247HH Exclusive

Official 247HH exclusive interview with Bronx based Hip Hop Legend BreakBeat Lou, of The Ultimate Breaks & Beats, where you’ll hear about why he believes Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia played a huge pivotal role in the history of Hip Hop. #247HHEXCL

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Mass Appeal presents Live At The BBQ SXSW 2016 (Recap)

Mass Appeal returned to SXSW this year for their 2nd annual Live At The BBQ. #MassAppealBBQ

Featuring performances from: Nas, DJ Khaled, Yo Gotti, Just Blaze, Mannie Fresh, Sean Price Bday Tribute with Duck Down, Smif n Wessun, Buckshot, Dave East, Bas, Boldy James, Super Black, Mobsqaud Nard, BIA and more!

Hosted by Cipha Sounds with DJ Sets from Large Professor & Green Lantern.

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BreakBeat Lou | Scott La Rock's Boogie Down Productions, Early KRS-ONE Affiliation | 247HH Exclusive

Official 247HH exclusive interview with Bronx based Hip Hop Legend BreakBeat Lou, of The Ultimate Breaks & Beats, where you’ll hear about his first intro to Scott La Rock, Boogie Down Productions and KRS-One. Ever wondered how KRS got down with Scott La Rock?#247HHEXCL

Official 247HH exclusive interview with Bronx based Hip Hop Legend BreakBeat Lou, of The Ultimate Breaks & Beats, where you’ll hear about the significance of Paul C McKasty to the Hip Hop culture. Gone too soon Paul C. #247HHEXCL

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Rittz | Ghost Story

Rittz "Ghost Story" off the upcoming album,'Top Of The Line', in stores 5.6.2016

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Math Hoffa x Head Ice | Captain Kirk | Prod. by Profit

Math Hoffa x Head Ice | Captain Kirk | Prod. by Profit

Directed by Escobar Entertainment

Friday, March 18, 2016

J Dilla ft. Nas "The Sickness" LIVE | Prod. by Madlib

Pre-order J Dilla's "The Diary" at iTunes
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Marian Hill | Down | Official Visualizer

Marian Hill | Down | Official Visualizer

Directed by Harvey Pearson

Song Available For Download Here!

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Music video by Marian Hill performing Down. © 2016 Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings,

Domo Genesis ft. Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, & Tyler, The Creator | GO (GAS)

Domo Genesis lets loose a track titled, “Go(Gas)” featuring Tyler, the Creator, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J, off his debut studio album Genesis set to drop on March 25.

KAYTRANADA ft. Karriem Riggins & River Tiber | Bus Ride

Taken from KAYTRANADA’s debut album 99.9%, out May 6.
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FRAAEK | La Nube | Sofar Guatemala

FRAAEK performing "La Nube" at Sofar Guatemala.

Artist: FRAAEK

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Fred Porter | I'm The Man | Dir. By @BenjiFilmz

Fred Porter Releases "I'm The Man" Directed By Benji Filmz.

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Dreezy is Chi-Town to the Core, but Expanding Her Sound Beyond Its Borders

The music portion of SXSW is just picking up momentum. Before the mayhem ensues, we made sure to sit down with Dreezy, who is out here putting in work and shutting down her showcases. Prior to arriving in Austin, Texas for the annual event, Dreezy was spending her time in the studio crafting her upcoming debut album.

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Fuck This Video Too: Jeff Stevens | TransWorld SKATEboarding

Jeff's always put out creative parts, reference the Happy Medium trilogy. He's taken his drop down ollies (or whatever you call them) to new lengths in FTVT. From Arizona, but Jeff came out to San Diego to film a lot of this and he's a blast to hang out with.

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Sean Price | Soul Perfect ft. Illa Ghee, Royal Flush | Music Video

Happy Birthday to the late, great Sean Price. “ Soul Perfect,” music from his ’ Songs in The Key Of Price’ mixtape, features his wife, Bernadette Price, daughter, Shaun Price, along with Illa Ghee & Royal Flush. Track produced by Crummie Beats. Video directed by Guy Blelloch.

To celebrate Sean’s birthday, fans can purchase an extremely limited-edition Sean Price bobble head & P! flash drive bundle, which contains all of Sean’s mixtapes and a movie file of the Soul Perfect video.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Noah '40' Shebib on producing Drake

In this new video, watch him talk about building his Toronto studio with workflow in mind, share production tips, and explain how MASCHINE and KOMPLETE KONTROL fit perfectly into his philosophy of delivering maximum artistic authenticity through simplicity.

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Erick the Architect | Rhythm Roulette

Erick the Architect | Rhythm Roulette

What started as a humble graffiti ‘zine in 1996 would soon grow to be one of the most trusted outlets for youth-spawned urban culture. Today, Mass Appeal is a media collective led by authentic voices and inspired minds. We are a platform for radical creatives who are transforming culture.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Joseph Chilliams | FN-2187(100 bars) | Prod. by Joseph Chilliams

Joseph Chilliams | FN-2187(100 bars) | Prod. by Joseph Chilliams
Making Kirk Franklin Proud One Drop At A Time

Lyrics by Joseph Chilliams
Prod by Joseph Chilliams
Mixing by Saba

Artwork by Joseph Chilliams and Jude Appleby

Lewis Parker | Continued Drama ft. MCM & Mista Spyce

Record Store Day special edition vinyl repress with new cover art.
Available Record Store Day: April 16th 2016.…e-day-reissue

Azizi Gibson | Matrix Slave Ship | Prod. by KAMANDI

Back at it again with the ridiculously consistent music!
Enjoy the 3rd single off my album dropping 4/1 "A New Life"

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Only Playing the Good Shit: Noisey Meets Zane Lowe

One of the most important figures working in music today is a man named Zane Lowe. The award-winning journalist and DJ is originally from New Zealand, but made his name working at MTV and BBC Radio 1 until he joined Apple last year to help launch Apple Music's Beats 1. Noisey met Zane in Los Angeles where he told us his story and what it’s like to continually be recognized as “the old guy who interviewed Kanye.”

Ryan Leslie | The Wonderful Ones | Official Music Video

From the MZRT lifetime album exclusively available here: // As always - text me anytime: +1-646-887-6978

Executive Producers: Ryan Leslie & Nathan McCartney
Directed & Edited by: Ryan Leslie
Cinematographer: Mylez McBange (MyVision100)
Producers - Port Antonio, JA: Jon Baker for Geejam Collection
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"The Wonderful Ones"
Produced by Ryan Leslie for the Black Phoenix Beat Club
Written by Ryan Leslie

Monday, March 14, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

PRhyme (Royce 5'9" & DJ Premier) | Mode ft. Logic (Lyric Video)

The official animated lyric video to PRhyme's "Mode" (Beast Version). Royce 5'9" & DJ Premier grab Logic to create 7 minutes of lyrical destruction.

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Lloyd Dotdot | Premeditation | Prod. by Japandrew

A little preview of what Lloyd Dotdot and Japandrew has in store for y'all this year.

Wes Brooks | 72 And 10 | Prod. by Mister Mammoth

No loose ends. Wes Brooks | 72 And 10 | Prod. by Mister Mammoth

Released March 10, 2016
Produced by @mister-mammoth
Mixed by Russell Pickman

Model: Miranda Borrego (IG: @mirandophilus )
Photographer: John Tucker (IG: @johntucker990 )

V!SUAL | Break Away ft. Tony Centrino | Prod. by DJ Mo Murda

Artist, activist, educator V!SUAL has premiered today his latest song, "Break Away."

The song features Tony Centrino and it is an example of V!SUAL's socially conscious Hip Hop, with bars touching on a slew of topics including his hometown's notoriously violent reputation, countered with his own efforts to reverse that descent and steer Chicago into a better direction. The tune's production goes through many evolution's, effortlessly packing together elements of Rap and Rock.

"Break Away" is taken from the Chicago rapper's forthcoming project, The Ambassador, which is slated to arrive in Spring of 2016 via, Community Service Records. The project totals 10 tracks, each one including a feature by mostly unknown, on-the-rise artists. A variety of different producers are contributing to The Ambassador as well, as they aid V!SUAL to deliver his political and progressive message.

Speaking on the meaning behind the project title:

"I chose "The Ambassador" because I have been a proponent of Chicago culture and a contributor for a long time. I have always been progressive about my ideas and helping new artists, I take pride in helping my city grow. I believe "the hater" mentality among several other ideas are old and it's time for new ideas. I'm choosing to be a leader in cultivating these ideas"

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Domo Genesis | DAPPER ft. Anderson .Paak | Official Audio

From the debut album, GENESIS, available for pre-order now:

"Thanks for the love, its been awhile but im finally ready to give my honest self." - Doms

In stores March 25.

Prod. by Garcia Bros.

Junkaz Lou | Flashpoint Revolution

Junkaz Lou | Flashpoint Revolution

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Discover Classic Samples Used On Common's Tracks

In Honor Of Common's Birthday VinRican Showcases Classic Samples That Were Used To Create Some Of His Iconic Tracks

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Midway Vignette #67 | Shadow Master & DJ Alo

This is the sixty-sixth in a series of vignettes that will feature everyone interviewed by Midway: The Story of Chicago Hip-Hop, leading up to the release of the film in 2017.