I’ve been looking forward to this leak for quite some time. The first track we are hearing from Big K.R.I.T.’s upcoming album Returnof4eva. Let’s hope 2011 is a big big year for this Mississippi emcee.
This is the 1st leak of my new Album “Returnof4eva” (artwork by Eric Bailey) The song is called “Dreamin” I produced the beat as well. I feel this is a perfect representation of my music at this exact moment in time bc it could have gone either way for me. This was all a dream a year ago. Now i am living out my dreams everyday. This is a personal & special record to me & i hope it inspires you to follow your dreams like i did. Motion Family shot the video for this yesterday, Thats coming soon. In the meantime u can get the song & all updates from me at Returnof4eva.com.
– Big K.R.I.T.
Wow what a treat! Why doesn’t this happen to me when I’m at shows?
After a 4 night stint at the Blue Note in NYC, Lupe brought his good friends Kanye West and Mos Def on stage for a 30 minute freestyle session.
The trio freestyled, spit new verses, classic verses and then Mos did fantastic renditions of Umi Says and Black Radio, all backed by the incredible Robert Glasper Experiment. It was truly epic and the intimate venue made the performance even more special.
All the action was captured by It’s All The Way Live.
The modern day hip-hop Cheech and Chong come together for the latest joint off from their upcoming movie High School.
Man….I really have no idea what to expect from this project.
Spotted at illRoots.
UPDATE: Bringing this up to the top again! Mike is selling his album for $5.
“Visit http://www.mikeswoop.com and use the CODE: Anniversaryto get my album for $5″
Beautiful new visuals from the homie Mike Swoop. Love the concept of this entire video. Truly wonderful!
This one is off Mike Swoop’s album New Love, available now at Swoop’s BandCamp page.
The Dean’s List have been a Pwelbs.com favorite for quite some time. I really like the direction this group is headed. Well here it is – there brand new mixtape. These Boston based dudes have put together a nice project for this one. As usual the highlight is the ever so refreshing production. Rhymes from Sonny Shotz are always nice too. Let’s see if this tape takes them to the next level.
Word is the fellas will also be on tour this Spring. Dates coming soon.
Feel like supporting? Grab the mixtape on iTunes.
Artwork for Wiz Khalifa’s major label debut set to drop March 29th. What y’all think? This is one of my most anticipated albums of the year.
The one and only J. Cole drops a freestyle in celebration of his Twitter account reaching 400k followers. Joint the party @JColeNC.
Over the Kanye produced Beanie Sigel joint “Nothing Like It.“
This track doesn’t have a home yet but let’s hope Danami has a new project on the way sometime soon. A brief description of the track from D can be found below.
“The idea for this song came from the melodic line (in the beat) that’s similar to an old Motown record, “Money” by Barret Strong. This lead me to the concept of women saying things like, “Love don’t pay my bills”. I thought it would be interesting to show what happens to the guys with those women when love doesn’t pay their bills.”
More tunes from Big Jess of Unknown Prophets. Jess will be dropping a double-disc solo project titled Self Therapy/Good Clean Fun 3 sometime this Spring. “Incredible” is indeed the lead single off the project.
In other news, Unknown Prophets are preparing to release their next effort titled World Premier 2.
Shouts to Midwest Broadcast.
Man…Eminem is always so angry when he raps! This song is (very) slowly growing on me. I like the hook from Miss Skylar Grey. The video itself has some cool moments, mostly the clips of Dre and Eminem’s relationship in the early days.
How awkward must it have been to shoot when Eminem is screaming at Dre in that giant bath tub?
Detox coming soon?
Ah yeah! Another months means another new joint from the homies Illuminous 3. This time the trio hooks up with producer Julian Fairbanks of Audio Perm, who won “Album of The Year” and “Producers of the Year” at 2010′s Twin Cities Hip-Hop Awards. Ill 3 will be linking up with the other members of Audio Perm (Cory Grindberg and Taylor Madrigal) in the coming months.
Catch an interview with Julian after the jump.
Minnesota’s own Mod Sun has been making a lot of noise as of late. Just a few weeks the unsigned hip-hop hippy sold 2750+ copies of his latest EP on iTunes in the first week alone. Grab the In Mod We Trust EP now!
Well up top – catch Mod Sun hanging out with Rolling Stone Magazine for the day. Mod Sun is in the running with 12 other bands/artists for a chance to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. Just a few days left to support/vote. Vote now!
MOD takes you into his hometown of Bloomington, MN. Take a look into his childhood bedroom, his studio Blooming Sounds, & even witness him getting into a fender-bender! VOTE FOR MOD TO BE ON THE COVER OF ROLLING STONE NOW! http://www.rollingstone.com/choosethecover
Big Zach (of Kanser) is preparing to release his second solo album titled New Crayons, exclusively produced by Big Jess of Unknown Prophets. Look for the album to drop March 21st. This lead single is a nice taste of what we can expect from these Twin Cities’ artists.
Shouts to MWB.
Meet Audio Dragons, made up of Chilam Balam of Los Nativos and Mr. Gene Poole of Dynospectrum. If you don’t know either of those two groups…do your homework. The good folks at FifthelementTV caught up with the duo as the prepare to release new material very soon. In fact find their debut track up top. AD has also been opening up for Atmosphere on their Welcome To MN tour over the last week.
Shouts to Midwest Broadcast.
The latest leak from the homie Lipset! The Twin Cities emcee is re-releasing his Level Heads LP track by track for free!
Support at Lipset’s BandCamp page.
Lupe Fiasco’s L.A.S.E.R.S. finally drops March 8th. No clue how long this link will stay alive. Lupe goin in!
Chip Tha Ripper’s new album Gift Raps drops March 1st. Album is exclusively produced by Chuck Inglish of The Cool Kids.
Get your dro ready. All I’ve heard is good things about this one.
Shouts to illRoots.
It’s a great week to be a Chicago hip-hop fan. Chuck and Mikey have dropped the lead single off their much long-awaited album When Fish Ride Bicycles. Really looking forward to this entire album. A few days ago details surfaced including the album will be released ountain Dew’s Green Label Sound label this Spring.
But now the PepsiCo soda brand is preparing to launch an iTunes storefront that will allow listeners to purchase music from certain Green Label Sound artists — and Mountain Dew is waiving the usual label share of the revenue, leaving all income, minus iTunes processing fees, to the artists.
Minneapolis emcee I.B.E. drops visuals for a joint off his J. Dilla inspired project which you can download below. I’d love to hear more material from this dude. I’ve caught him live a couple times now back in the Twin Cities. Pretty dope.
Spotted at Midwest Broadcast.
The Clipse never mess around. I’m interested to see how this whole Travis Barker rap album will work out. Dude is one of the best drummers alive. Give The Drummer Some drops March 15th.
This one is off Barker’s Let The Drummer Get Wicked mixtape.
The Chef and Ghost on the same track just can’t be ignored. This joint is pretty nice!
Rae’s Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang drops on March 8th.
Spotted at NahRight.
What more can I say? Kanye makes everything he releases something special. This specific joint off last years album of the year was already a favorite of mine. This video only adds fuel to the fire.
Directed by Hype Williams. Cameos from Rihanna and Kid CuDi.
How about this for a supergroup? Andrew over at Fake Shore Drive noted the group has several tracks recorded and plan on releasing a project sometime this year. Everything will be produced by production-duo Blended Babies and will have frequent guest features from the legendary Bun B.
OH NO! IT’S THE COPS!
Wichita, Kansas and Clevland, Ohio together for a new joint. XV’s The Kid With The Green Backpack coming soon. Spit!
Spotted at illRoots.