The Roots – How I Got Over You (Tracklist + Album Art)

The Roots just dropped a preliminary track list for their 9th studio album and it sure looks appetizing. The more Blu verses the better in my opinion. Four or five interludes are also expected to be added to the album but who really cares about interludes?

Look for the album to drop June 22nd via Def Jam.

1. Walk Alone (ft. Truck North, Porn, Dice Raw, Mercedes Martinez)
2. Dear God 2.0 (ft. Jim James, Monsters of Folk)
3. Radio Daze (ft. Blu, Porn, Dice Raw, Mercedes Martinez)
4. Now Or Never (ft. Phonte Coleman, Dice Raw)
5. How I Got Over (ft. Dice Raw)
6. The Day (ft. Blu, Phonte Coleman, Patty Crash)
7. Right On (ft. Joanna Newsom, Sugar Tongue Slim)
8. Doin It Again (ft. John Legend)
9. The Fire (ft. John Legend, Rick Friedrich)
10. Web 20/20 (ft.Truck North, Peedi Crakk)
11. (Untitled – Bonus Cut) ft. STS

spotted at OkayPlayer.

Crown City Rockers – Soul + Johnson & Jonson (Blu & Mainframe) – Radical 2 (Instrumental)

Crown City Rockers – Soul

The first leak from Bay-area hip-hop group Crown City Rockers who are releasing their upcoming album The Day After Forever on September 29th.

I just recentley posted an episode of Listen To M.P.L.S in which rapper Raashan Ahmad of CRC is a featured guest.


Johnson & Jonson (Blu & Mainframe) – Radical 2 (Instrumental)

Johnson & Jonson are releasing an all instrumental album version of their 2008 self titled album via iTunes on August 14th – with 3 bonus instrumentals one of which is above. This beat is insane!

Joell Ortiz ft. Novel – Stand Up + Flying Lotus ft. Blu – GNG BNG (MeMix)

Joell Ortiz ft. Novel – Stand Up

Slaughterhouse member Joell Ortiz will have a busy summer as his album Free Agent drops sometime in August with the official Slaughterhouse EP to drop around the same time. Gotta say this dude is for sure growin on me. Nice guest verse from the homie Novel too – who I just read an artice about yesterday in Vibe magazine.


Flying Lotus ft. Blu – GNG BNG (MeMix)

Flying Lotus’ album Los Angeles that dropped last year was probably one of the biggest surprise albums for me last year. I had no idea who he was or anything – blindly listened to the album based of his name and the album cover. It was a very good choice and things just get better because Blu, who I just dropped a track from yesterday, has decided to grace the Flying Lotus track “GNG BNG.” This is also news to me – apparently Blu and Flying Lotus have a collaboration project in the works – which was annouced sometime at SXSW. Sounds sick. Both these cats rock Los Angeles.

Rapper Big Pooh – Rear View Mirror (prod. 9th Wonder) + Blu – LoveLine(s),DedicatedToLastFe’vrier (Prod. by Exile)

Rapper Big Pooh – Rear View Mirror (prod. 9th Wonder)

I wasn’t really aware how all this was going down but apparently Big Pooh (of Little Brother) has released his new album Delightful Bars: The Candy Apple Version is on iTunes and a physical copy drops May 5th. Well it’s nice to see Pooh back with perhaps one of my favorite producers of the last few years. 9th and Pooh come togetehr for a pretty nice track – I myself am very excited to check out the rest of this album.


Blu – LoveLine(s),DedicatedToLastFe’vrier (Prod. by Exile)

Blu snipes Exile’s instrumental “Love Lines” from his breathtaking album Radio LP – which if you haven’t heard it’s an album of songs that are completley sampled from recordings Exile got from the radio. Anyway it’s always nice to see a new track from Blu especially with Exile on the beats.

If you haven’t heard Blu & Exile’s album Below The Heavens – stop everything your doing and get it now.

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