Category: MUSIC

DOWNLOAD: Monka Only – ‘Martian Xmas 2011’

Love ’em or hate ’em, Christmas songs can get a little played out this time of the year. But, never fear Monka Only has cooked up sixteen holiday themed tracks served up for free. Pass the eggnog, turn this up and drown out those off key carolers. Merry happy Holydaze. Ho ho ho.

DOWNLOAD: Lupe Fiasco – Friend Of The People

Luuupe’s back. But then again he never left. Despite the water downed and frankly disappointing Lasers, Lupe remains one of Hip-Hop’s top lyricists and with Friend Of The People he reaffirms his position. Here we find Mr. Fiasco in top form. Clever wordplay? Check. Interesting, engaging concepts? Check. Smart braggadocio? Check. Political content? Check.

It’s the last that separates Lupe from many of today’s Emcees. Not only is he not afraid to Continue reading

REVIEW: The Roots- ‘Undun’

On their eleventh album The Roots prove once again that they are the greatest band in the world. Their latest, Undun, is the cohesive story of Redford Stephens told over 14 songs at around 38 minutes long. However, they pack a lot of emotion and life in this space. Yet, the pace is perfect as the album unfolds naturally and gracefully.

To say Undun is cinematic would not be wrong, it’s very visual even without the lyrics, but Continue reading

VIDEO: Danny Brown- “Monopoly”

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“Fuck you and your tough talk, when I monopolize I throw yo ass off the boardwalk.”

“Monopoly” is one of my favorite songs off of XXX and I wish much success (and sometimes a genuine hug) for Danny Brown. If you were watching this video on TV you’d be smacking it up like Fonzie did the jukebox on Happy Days or finding a new hanger and foil to fix the rabbit ears. Could I possibly date myself anymore with those references? Will this video give you seizures? Who knows? Stay tuned.

DOWNLOAD: MF Love- ‘The Fly Talent Show!’

Here’s another great collection of Hip-Hop inner-mentals (see what i did there?) from mother funking MF Love. This is some classic boom bap ish that every rap lover can get down with. This collection of soundscapes are great to write some fly rhymes to, freestyle over, or kick back and chill with. PLUS it’s absolutely free! Remember the name cause I have a feeling we are going to hear a lot from this cat. Download at will.

VIDEO: Blackstar: Talib Kweli And Mos Def Documentary Trailer

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Based on the trailer it seems like this documentary focuses on Talib Kweli but if you’re a Blackstar fan it looks like you’ll dig this one. There’s also a dazzling array of appearances by people we like like Kanye West, Mos Def turned Yasiin (of course), The Beastie Boys, Dave Chappelle, The Roots, Occupy Wall Street profiteer Jay-Z, De La Soul, Common, Hi-Tek, Jean Grae, philanthropist Pharrell Williams, Killer Mike, Fat Lip, Damon Dash, Rosario Dawson, Pete Rock, Marc Ecko, Mad Lib Bobbito, Black Sheep, Cee-Lo, and The Dungeon Family.

Blackstar: Talib Kweli/Mos Def documentary trailer from Video Rahim on Vimeo.