Tuesday, January 26, 2010

TreaZon - Breathe Life 2 (Artwork & Tracklisting)



uh ohhhhh :) shouts to @TreaZ @numonics @yesiamquest @ThreatZ
you guys should get ready for this project :)

Support QuESt!




KiD CuDi x cudderisback

During a stop in Boston for his latest tour run Kid Cudi and the crew put together a little documentary. Directed by Jason Goldwatch/DECON, the video goes to the tune of Cudi's latest song "cudderisback". It's pure jokes so enjoy and laugh a bit.

B.o.B & Playboy Tre x Bet I Bust LIVE

I NEED to see him LIVE again

Freddie Gibbs x A (2)Dope FreEP


The homies over at 2dopeboyz put together a free EP of Freddie Gibbs :) if you havent heard of him I recommend you download this! Ive been rockin' with Gibbs for a couple months now & he's defienetly been impressing me, trust me, go ahead download!

Omen - Terminal O

Omen "Terminal O" Music Video Directed Impakt Studio's Chris & Blaq

DOPE videography! lots of creatives out there lately!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Support Add-2!

Support Add-2 & Da Visionaryz by voting for his "Luxury" video on MTVU and helping it get added to rotation. Polls close on friday at 2pm Est.

Stevie Crooks: Diamonds&Guns Listening Party


if your in the Cali area, go show support! cant wait to hear what Mr. Crooks has in store for us!

J. Cole x One Neck, Two Chains Interview

Roc Nation’s J. Cole blessed us with a minute of his time to talk about his recent experience working with Pharrell Williams as well as his favorite NBA players/teams of all time. He also breaks down his own personal favorite go-to basketball move.

Christian Schoeler for Louis Vuitton


At the Louis Vuitton fashion show in Paris, the high-end brand displayed their latest collection of bags designed by young German artist Christian Schoeler and Louis Vuitton menswear designer Paul Helbers. The hand-painted bags were the highlight of the collection, featuring 19th century paintings on three different bag types — a square rucksac and two large weekender-style bags. The designs represents paint stains as Shoeler stated: “All artists’ clothes are covered in stains, like an accidental customization”, he continued, “My life is about creativity and that applies to art, but also to fashion.”

SMKA Presents The 808 Experiment: Vol. 2 Freestyle Series pt.3

About 2 Weeks ago we got 15 of the artists (from Atlanta) on The 808 Experiment: Vol 2 together for a full day of shenanigans. We filmed the “WTF is SMKA” & “In Your Own Words” videos…but we also filmed artist profiles and some freestyles. We have 4 freestyle videos ft: Hollyweerd, Playboy Tre, Senor Kaos, FKi, Tom P, The Canz, Jay West & Parker Smith (on guitar) . We will be leaking the videos over the next week or so. The third video features Senor Kaos, Jay West & Playboy Tre. Enjoy.

Curren$y – Breakfast (Video)

once again, creative control killed it :)

J. Cole Live In Houston @ Warehouse

Curren$y Live in ATL

Curren$y performs at 595 North in Atlanta, GA on 1/22/2010 with performances from J.Lie and FatKidsBrotha as well. Smokey Robinson dropping Superbowl Sunday.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Snoop Dogg's "Malice N Wonderland" [Mini Movie Trailer]

Check out the trailer to the upcoming mini movie Malice N Wonderland. The mini movie is part of Snoop Dogg's More Malice Deluxe Album dropping 3.23.09!

How Fly Presents: Wiz Khalifa LIVE!


If youre in the New Orleans area, make sure you got out this wednesday to "Howlin Wolf" & show some support to one of the Official Sponsors BEZ Stylz! Make sure you check out his site christianp.com & cop one of the freshest tees out!

RE x "StreetRunner" Live @ StarBar

RE Performing "StreetRunner" Live @ StarBar ATL, GA 1.22.2010

my homie RE killed! Next big thing to come out of ATL! check him out on SMKA's the 808 experiment vol.2!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Hellz Bellz x Vans

This February, Vans and Hellz come together to release 2 limited edition styles: The Hadley and The Sophie. Both shoes are a reflection of my personal style: “tomboy chic” and “edgy femme”.

The Hadley is inspired by my love of vintage motorcycle boots with zippers and metal lace eye hooks detailing the black leather high top, whereas the Sophie is an updated saddle shoe that’s been stripped down and built from the ground up with Hellz’s unique design aesthetic: Die cuts, metallic color blocking and buckle strap details.

The shoes retail for:

$85.00 for the Hadley
$65.00 for the Sophie

And will be available at the following retailers:

Karmaloop (both styles)
Wish Atlanta (both styles)
Kicks/Hi (both styles)
Undefeated (Hadley Zipper only)
Conveyor (Hadley Zipper Only)

-- sidenote, the video is DOPE!

LAMC Presents: Curren$y

Curren$y performs with Tony Castles at the St. James Church. Once again ill say, Creative Control has the dopest videography!

Esso: Sizzle Reel

Im really impressed to all that Esso has done thus far, I look forward to the future for him, & hopefully he'll be on the site exclusively soon :) dont know who he is? head on over too theessoexperience.com

Last Rights presents: The House Fire


My friends over at Last Rights are going to be throwing a party out in Isabela, Puerto Rico at Machete Rojo called “The House Fire.” Now doesnt that sound tempting? They will have known DJ Vin Sol spinning, I would love to attend this event, so if your in PR head on out there & support & party! hopefully this will become a consistent thing for them so I can attend one day :) shouts to Joe!

Snoop Dogg – Tell Me What U Want

Hellz Bellz GPPR Mens Summer 2010 Collection

This Summer 2010 highlights the introduction of GPPR, a new men's line brought to you by the same creative minds behind renowned women's brand Hellz. The strong and progressive graphics have been thoughtfully crafted to reflect the ideology of design for the people by the people. 'The Gentleman, The Philosopher, The Pervert, and the Rebel,' represent the four men who are the backbone of society and are the personification of the broad and eclectic assortment of influences for the brand.

-- ummm yea, fellas, get on it.

Clipse: Doorman x Freedom Behind the Scenes

Christopher Truth x Wale

Christopher Truth interviews Wale for The Press Play Show + Academy Printwear. Wale discusses his craziest tour story, what he’s learned from Jay-Z, who he would choose for a supergroup + more.

Ludacris – Conjure: A Hustler’s Spirit Mixtape

XO: Leaders of the New Cool

February 3rd! ATL waddup?!

SMKA Presents The 808 Experiment: Vol. 2 Freestyle Series pt.2

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Franco - Nasty


First track off of Francos mixtape "Grimey Season" be on the lookout!

Her Favorite "Face" 2010 Look Book


View More HERE on their new site

Emilio Sparks Feat. Esso "Hello" Interview and Behind the Scenes

We caught up with Emilio Sparks behind the scenes of his video for “Hello” featuring Esso off his latest mixtape, Chicks, Kicks & Porno Flicks” AC along with Mike Cash (producer) and Mike Shane (director) were in attendance and touched on Emilio’s mixtape and the role that each played. – YRB

Stussy x Strictly Rhythm 20th Anniversary T-Shirt


Stussy in conjuction with Strictly Rhythm commemorate their 20th Anniversary by designing this t-shirt. The shirt features a Stussy Strictly Rhythm” script on the front and “Think House… Think Strictly Rhythm” on the back. The t-shirt drops Friday, January 22th at Stussy Japan chapter stores.

via: thisislavie

ESSO Solo Tribute: Def Jam "Rapstar" Game Promo

QuESt - Exhibit Q


"Ok so…I’ve been working non stop for the past couple months on my upcoming project “The Reason: A Defense Mechanism.” Taking my time making this project is very important. I want this to be my best work to date. As I want with every major project that I release. While I’m still working on “The Reason: A Defense Mechanism”, I took some time out seperately to compose a mixtape with my homie Dj RTC from the good folks at Ruby Hornet. Its called “How Thoughtful” & will be presented by YesIamQuESt.com & Rubyhornet.com.Just a little something to hold everyone over until “The Reason: A Defense Mechanism” is released. “How Thoughtful” will be released to the world on Feburary 11th. In the meantime here’s a leak from it called “Exhibit Q”….Why not right?. “The Reason: A Defense Mechanism” Still has no set release date. But my team and I are aiming for an early summer release.

How Thoughtful…….."


The ILLZ x Quiz Knows Interview

Last week, New York’s Hot 97 / A-List’s DJ Quiz sat down with The ILLZ for an Freestyle+Interview for “Quiz Knows”. They speak about ILLZ’s sound and what separates him as an artist. In addition, they touch on what message of ILLZ sending with The Pursuit?

havent hurd the Pursuit LP? your buggin, download here

COMPLEX x Top 25 Most Anticipated Albums of 2010


im very glad to see B.o.B, Pac Div, Common, J.Cole, T.I., Lupe, Drake, & JEEZY!

check out the list here

Nipsey Hu$$le x HipHopAtLunch interview

Last night, HipHopAtLunch met up with Nipsey Hussle during his NYC studio time to discuss his All Money In & No Money Out label, headlining LA’s Haiti Benefit Concert, working with Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y for the Smokey Robinson mixtape, and the upcoming album, South Central State of Mind.

Married To The MOB SPRING 10'





view more here via www.mttmnyc.com

Styles P & DJ Green Lantern On The Green Ghost Project


David Banner & 9th Wonder – Death Of A Pop Star Teaser

im getting impatient for this project -__-

Ludacris - How Low

Keri Hilson - Change Me (feat. Akon)

Big Sean - Millions Dollars

TreaZon - Midnight Train (Prod. by Charlie Hilton)


leak off of TreaZon’s upcoming mixtape, Breathe life 2


¡Mayday! – Technology

LOVE IT! I was recently put onto my local residents ¡MAYDAY! & their super DOPE! even went to a show last week in downtown miami & they killed it! looking like big things for them in the future! everyone needs to be put on!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Clipse - Freedom


Jay Electronica - Exhibit A (Trailer)

SMKA Presents The 808 Experiment: Vol. 2 Freestyle Series pt.1

2 Weeks ago we got 15 of the artists (from Atlanta) on The 808 Experiment: Vol 2 together for a full day of shenanigans. We filmed the “WTF is SMKA” & “In Your Own Words” videos…but we also filmed artist profiles and some freestyles. We have 3 freestyle videos ft: Hollyweerd, FKi, Tom P, The Canz & Jay West. We will be leaking the videos over the next week or so. This first video features Dreamer (of Hollyweerd) and FKi. For Your Viewing Pleasure.

David Banner & 9th Wonder – Death Of A Pop Star Artwork


First & foremost, I think the cover is different & creative. Second, I really am excited for this project, im actually getting impatient :)

Usher - More

Monday, January 18, 2010

BAPE x Kid CuDi x Milo Party Shirt


A Bathing Ape designed another fresh KiD CuDi t-shirt design, this time a limited edition Milo Part tee. The shirt features Kid Cudi, along with Milo and friends on the front of the shirt. The tee will release Wednesday, January 20th on BAPE’s online shop at 12 EST, followed by a BAPE NYC store release on Saturday, January 23rd.

via: thisislavie

Timbaland ft. Katy Perry – If We Ever Meet Again

J. Cole Talks 2010 Plans

J.Cole exclusive with Los Angeles Leakers about what hes bringing in 2010! :)

QuESt – The Reason: The Documentary Trailer

So let me give you quick insight on this project, back in December I went to check out the MULTIVERSAL show headlined by Shawn Chrystopher, Jovi Rockwell and QuESt. Before it was time for QuESt to get on stage I decided to introduce myself and let him know how I felt about his music, then pitched him the idea about doing a short documentary. He was down but we didn’t start until like a month later.

With that said that brings us to this clip at his Barbershop which was our first stop on an extensive day of filming. In the footage QuESt discusses the blogs where he first built his exposure with Waxx from illroots and how Shake of 2dopeboyz apologized for sleeping on him. – ImFlashy

Jay Electronica x Diddy – Exhibit C LIVE

YelaWolf – Pop The Trunk





Drake – A Thing Of The Seasons (Trailer)

Download Drake's new DVD "A Thing Of The Seasons" for free today at www.MixtapeEvolution.com.

Cartiers Robot Varsity Promo Video

and if your in the south florida area, come out & support Cartiers Robot at their Season 1 Release Party! To view the shirts that will be avaliable click here! Each Shirt Is 24.99 (5 dollars of each purchase goes to Haiti Relief Fund). The shirt comes packaged in a box with a sticker. If you have any old clothes or shoes please bring it to the release party. These clothes & shoes will be shipped to haiti to those who need and can make good use of them. They will also be accepting parishable food & hygiene products.


SMKA - The 808 Experiment: Vol 2


SMKAs The 808 Experiment Vol. 2 is an annual compilation, produced entirely by SMKA, which showcases the immense talent and diversity that exists in hip-hopand especially our home town of Atlanta. Though a majority of the artists are from Atlanta, this project features artists from all over the states, and abroad. The project features unknown artists, well-established artists and up-and-coming buzz artists, which makes it a truly unique compilation of music.


SMKA: The 808 Experiment "In Your Words"

Sunday, January 17, 2010

R.Les x Lexus

Ryan Leslie to star in a new Lexus commercial.

Outrageous Xclusive: Makeshift "Exhibit M"


THIS IS THE FIRST LEAK OF "NO DOZE VOL.2" & YOUR GIRL HAS IT FIRST! :) If you dont know who Makeshift is then your SLACKING! Get familiar by downloading No Doze Vol.1! & If you are aware, then download this new "EXHIBIT M" & get ready for NO DOZE VOL 2!

Magic City Clothing Company: Birth of a Brand

My friends Mandon & Alex are about to set off their clothing line "Magic City Clothing Company", this is episode ONE (which means there is plenty more to come), in this episode, they printed their first batch of sample tees. The purpose of this sample run was to settle on the specific type of shirt that they will be using when the first line drops on March 1. It also gave them a behind the scenes look at what goes into the screen printing process. Check it out!

Raheem DeVaughn – Mr. February x March Madness Mixtape

Nappy Roots - Ride

Nappy Roots - Ride from AVJ Records on Vimeo.

Video Trailer For The Upcoming Album
The Pursuit of Nappyness
Coming 4.20.10

Dirty Money ft. Rick Ross - Angels (remix)

IMKING x New Era Fitted


IMKING will soon be releasing a New Era fitted cap with their logo on the front, they will be avaliable shortly.

& FYI, The Four Eyes glasses are now on sale!

Wiz Khalifa x Honey mag Interview

Emilio Rojas x PMTV Interview

Progress Magazine catches up with Emilio Rojas to talk about his perspective on his music and the culture around music as a whole; he also touches on falling in and out of touch with different aspects of himself, the way music is changing into lifestyle branding and more.

Freeway - Touch Down

Wiz Khalifa x OneNeckTwoChains Interview

The ILLZ - Heaven (Higher) Ill Tal Remix


Following the success of The Pursuit LP, fans are eagerly awaiting the next project from The ILLZ, a collaborative effort with producer ILL Tal, entitled The Epidemic. In anticipation, ILL Tal has released a remix to The ILLZ smash single “Heaven (Higher)”. ILL Tal improves on the track by adding harder, Hip-Hop drums and playing dramatic, emotional keys in the same vein of the original. The “Heaven” remix is sure to have fans fiending for The Epidemic.


Shawn Chrystopher x The Audition


Shawn Chrystopher will be going on tour soon!

After much success and critical acclaim of his debut release A City With No Seasons, Inglewood, CA recording artist Shawn Chrystopher is ready to release an EP project entitled The Audition. More than just exhibiting his growth as an artist, The Audition stands as an accurate display of Chrystopher’s maturation as a man.

“With my very first project A City With No Seasons no one really knew what to expect from me. With an abundance of music being released every single day, I could do nothing but allow myself to take chances and ultimately place myself in a lane where my peers generally steer away from. In the seven months since, I’ve challenged myself to discover a new sound that would help me continue to grow as an artist.”

Assisting Shawn Chrystopher throughout the composition of The Audition was super-producer Cameron Wallace, who is best known for his co-production credit, alongside Swizz Beatz, for Beyonce’s chart-topping single “Upgrade U.” The Houston-based composer used his unique production style to insure The Audition felt and sounded like nothing Chrystopher has done in the past.

“Cameron was just as instrumental in the making of this project as I was. It took time for me to get used to the new production style, but with each session I began to find my comfort zone, making the song-writing process that much easier.”

In addition to Wallace, Shawn also composed tracks with GRAMMY award winning producer Sidney “Omen” Brown (”Tell it Like it is” on Def Jam Recording artist Ludacris’ Release Therapy).

“Me and Omen had a good relationship prior to me working on this EP; I met him at a studio in Harlem [New York] while on an East Coast swing of promoting my album. The project was basically finished but I felt I needed a certain sound, that only Omen could produce. So I contacted him, explained what I was feeling at the time, and the rest is history.”

The Audition will be Shawn Chrystopher’s first official project since signing to the high-profiled managing/marketing company Elitaste, Inc (which also represents major label recording artists Wale and Mike Posner). The project is set to be released March 23rd, 2010 with the lead single, “Like a Kid Again,” being released February 16th via iTunes.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Plies ft. Keri Hilson – Medicine

lmao @ 'Dr.Goon'

Clipse x UBIQ Interview

UBIQ was proud to host The Clipse at our Walnut St store in Philadelphia in support of Play Cloths and their new album. We sat down and talked with them about fashion, music, and what they have in store for all of us in 2010.

Swizz Beats talks about HOV's Next Album

“Crazy,” Swizz told us about Jay’s new work. “It’s crazy. I’m working on the intro right now, matter of fact. It’s stupid.”

Pitbull – WATAGATAPITUSBERRY Behind the Scenes

The PROFESSIONAL video is finally coming out! shot right here in Miami! this is a song that has been out for a while now, people still dont know what it really means LOL. we got Pitbull, Black Point, Lil jon, El Cata, & Sensato del Patio. shouts to all my dominicanssss!! haha I cant wait to see it!

via: derrickg

Emilio Sparks – Hello f. ESSO & Rhya (Trailer)

Here is the trailer for the second video off of Emilio Sparks Kicks Chicks & Porno Flicks. The trailer features cameo appearances from AC, Prezzure, Kel Spencer, 6th Sense, Outasight, The Brown Bag All stars, AOK Collective, Homeboy Sandman, The Heirs, Creative Control’s Coodie, Ski Beatz . Director John Colombo, Mike Cash and Cloudie the Cloudkicker. “Hello” is the directorial debut of Mike Shane

This is one of my favorite tracks of of K,C&PF.
If you havent already, DOWNLOAD kicks, chicks, & porno flicks.

Sean Price – Duck Down f. Skyzoo & Torae

video is DOPE!

Shawn Chrystopher – Heartbreaker ft. Chris Focus LIVE

The homie Eazee got some footage of Shawn Chrystopher & Chris Focus New Year’s Eve performance at the Roxy in California.

via: eazeestreet

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

CinematicTV ep.5: Brownies In The Oven With Curren$y, Smoke DZA & Skotch Davis

wow, DZA is truly smashed. LMAO!

?uestlove: Parks and Recreation is the Wu-Tang of Comedy

Roots drummer and television scholar Questlove proves the connection between Parks and Recreation and the Wu-Tang Clan with never-seen-before audition footage.

-- LMFAO, they are too much.

Alicia Keys x GIANT spread





she looks beautiful!

David Banner x 9th Wonder – Death Of A Pop Star Behind the Scenes

Produced by Ionic Collective, David Banner and 9th Wonder give you a behind the scenes look at the photo shoot and the inspiration for their new album Death of a Pop Star.

Wale: Behind the Scenes of "Pretty Girls"

Heres some photos from behind the scenes of the "Pretty Girls" video shoot.







J. Cole x Yahoo! Music

The Fayetteville, North Carolina native has been working on his forthcoming debut slated for a Spring release. He was holed up in a mansion turned studio in Los Angeles, working with No I.D., the producer responsible for Jay-Z’s D.O.A. and Kanye’s Heartless

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Stevie Crooks - Crooklyn


New Music off of Stevie Crooks upcoming mixtape "Diamonds&Guns"


DJ Drama & Cam’ron – Boss Of All Bosses 2 Mixtape

X.O. x Raheem DeVaughn – Take Home Behind The Scenes

DJ Booth x Kevin Nottingham Present: HiPNOTT Record’s 2010 Takeover Mixtape


HiPNOTT Record’s 2010 Takeover is a feel-good head-bobber reminiscent of the Golden Era of hip-hop that we all miss. Expect a skillful blend of exclusive tracks from both unsigned and established hip hop talent including Chaundon (Justus League), Guilty Simpson, Kyle Lucas, Joe Scudda, Verbs featuring MURS, El Prez, Truck North (The Roots), Tiye Phoenix, Wax, and Ilyas (Tanya Morgan). HiPNOTT’s signed artists, Cymarshall Law, K. Sparks, Nobody Famous, Trav Williams, JC Poppe and Preach, more than hold their own.

Nooka x Gommi: Arcade Watch



Nooka has come together with New York based Japanese anime-inspired lifestyle brand, GOMMI ARCADE, to create the limited edition ‘Future-Shock’ zub timepiece. The limited edition piece is a twist on the time manipulation device worn by Gommi in the ‘Future-Shock’ comic/manga, written by Zak Hok. It features the popular Nooka zub zot face in blue, with the original ‘Gommi Marvel’ iconic artwork printed on a white polyurethane band. The watch is schedule to be released in March and is limited to 800 pieces.

I most likely will be buying this, yall know I love nookas! :) #TEAMNOOKA! lmao

via: eazeestreet

Ski Beatz – We Can Do it Big f. The Cool Kids & Stalley

one again, i LOVE creative control TV! "JUST PUT THE BUTTER ON THAT POPCORN!"

Monday, January 11, 2010

Black Thought x Strictly Fitteds Interview

Emcee / illadelph representer / Grammy Award winner, Black Thought of The Roots (more than 25,000 shows served) speaks to us, strictlyfitteds.com dropping news on upcoming projects. Thought is rocking our Vintage SF lock up fitted baseball cap, produced by Elm Company.

Watch for the Roots upcoming Def Jam release "How I Got Over " this year and the Strictly Fitteds online store to open for business in Fall 2010.

the ILLZ x True Stories

Melanie Fiona x the Source


the homie eazee got some footage on UNI performing.

Nero x VIMBY

Nero tells us what to expect from him.

Malice x 5AM Message

Malice thanks everyone for buying Till the Casket Drops, lets us know that the video for Freedom has been shot & they are coming out with a movie.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Move to Marz

RELAUNCH 1|11|2010

Wale talks about his sex column in Honey Mag.

The Cool Kids x Don Cannon – Merry Christmas: The Outtakes

some footage of the recording sessions during the merry christmas EP

Skeme - On Deck

Friday, January 8, 2010

Add-2 + Slot-A + Neak + Sincerly Yours LIVE

more footage from lastnights show at Blueprint Boulevard Vol. 2 set in Chicago at the Tini Martini.

via: dudegotbars

J.Cole x NYE Photos



J.Cole performing in D.C. on NYE, he needs to come back to Miami already geeshh.

via: jcolefans.com

REUPSPOT Presents: New Slang


It’s a New Year, and a New Decade. So we of course got that New Music for you. We’ve been bringing you dope music since we kicked off six months ago, so in 2010 you can expect even more. We’ve been trying to spread this REUP shit as much as we can, and promote this real Hip Hop. No weak shit. So, we got this ‘New Slang’ for ya.

Featuring K. Sparks, Young Brizz, XV, JY, Frank Ramz, PHZ-Sicks, J. Ellis, The Werd & 89, BOOGNIGHTS, PreMiere, The ILLZ, Aime, propaYne, S-preme, Mark II, bradUn DeShay & Pete Mars, The Dropouts, Jones Andrews, D. Julien, Soopah Smash Bros, LOGICS, L.I.R.I.X.,Jay-Cro, & NatStar. The tape is mixed by DJ ReMike. In other words, real lyricists producing dope hip hop. Support Real Shit. Spread this around, tell a friend, or enemy.