Freeway & the Jacka feat. Freddie Gibbs & Jynx – Cherry Pie (video)

Yeah, this is that Bay area ish right here. You see, the Bay Area has many ways of musical expression. They have their Mobb sound. They have those Hyphy slappers that they come with. And they are well equipped with coming with some “punk smooth ish”. This is that smooth stuff with that gangsta lean.

    Royal – Sun Is Shining (Royal Remix)

    Royal Sun Is Shining

    Coming with a nice mixture of reggae and rap, Royal is making some great vibes with this remix. Too bad I don’t know how the original sounds. Crazy, right? Hey, it popped up on my Twitter feed. I couldn’t wait to unleash this to the masses for heavy consumption.

      Jon Wayne x J Dilla – No


      Jon Wayne goes IN on this Dilla instrumental. I can’t front: the Bearded Man in Sandals can outrap a lot of people out here. And it just goes to show you: don’t judge a book by its cover. Press play and enjoy.

        Otis Brown III feat. Bilal – The Thought Of You Part 1

        Otis Brown III The Throught Of You

        Drummer Otis Brown III – an invaluable sideman with the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Terence Blanchard, Somi, and others – makes his debut with “The Thought of You,” which arrives September 23 via Revive/Blue Note. Pre-order now on iTunes:

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        Lyric Jones feat. DMT – Listen, C’mon (Official Music Video)

        I still say that Love Trail Mix is as underrated as it is well put together. It stays focused on one theme. It also takes the time to construct visuals for the listener to take their minds into different scenarios. One of those scenarios has been put into video form. Take a peek and tell me what you think.

          KING CHIP – Lazy And Lucrative (Official Music Video)

          King Chip is actually making a lot of sense in this video. Maybe it is considered being lazy to some. However, being a teacher, I can’t help but cheer him on as my break winds down. I love these days in which I am not working. It is very relaxing and gives me time to unwind. Nothing is better than that.

          Killa Kyleon – We Dem Boyz (Freestyle)


          Killa Kyleon is back with another freestyle to prove that he can rap. Personally, I want that fresh album to drop. I need Killa Kyleon to maintain that momentum of being a damn good songwriter and rhymer. People need to dig into what he can do over original production. Still, this freestyle will hold some of us over until something else drops.

            Thurz feat. Kelsey Bulkin – PERFECT WORDS (produced by Rahki)

            Thurz Perfect Words

            Los Angeles MC Thurz is currently preparing for the upcoming release of his new EP, Blood on the Canvas, and today, he liberates the first single from the project. Thurz called on Kelsey Bulkin for the hook of his Rahki-produced single titled “Perfect Words.” Thurz steadily balances his calm flow and wordplay throughout the track.

            With lines like, “Sometimes I wish I could see the fruit of my labor, immediately catch some floor seats watching Lakers, mentality is now ain’t worried about later,” Thurz’s latest single is a relatable track for anyone trying to come up.

            Check out the single below, and be on the lookout for the EP to drop on September 9 exclusively through Red Bull Sound Select.

              Don Will x Dash Speaks – Ape Shit

              Don Will x Dash Speaks - Ape Shit

              Ape Shit is the lead single off “Don Speaks”, the collaborative album by @Donwill x @DashSpeaks. Written by Donwill & Dash Speaks. Produced by Dash Speaks. Recorded by @TCMParker. Mixed by TCMParker & Dash Speaks. Mastered by TCMParker.