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Friday, August 31, 2012

B.o.B featuring Nicki Minaj – Out of My Mind (Urban Noize Remix)

With B.o.B and Nicki Minaj recently releasing the visuals for their track Out of My Mind, Miami production duo Urban Noize now offer up a brand new reworking of the track. Boosting the bass and upping the tempo, the remix takes on a more aggressive approach, raising the energy of the original.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

2 Chainz featuring Kanye West – Birthday Song [Music Video]

2 Chainz and Kanye West stop by a inexplicably outlandish party at a house in Yonkers, NY for their Birthday Song visual. Directed by Andreas Nilsson, the entire clip is shot in a couple of takes and themed around a child’s birthday party but with an adult twist (video vixens everywhere). The G.O.O.D. music duo are joined by midgets, a few senior citizens, a back yard circus, and even quintuplet brothers as the festivities descend into mayhem. Watch the clip to see what went down. 2 Chainz's #1 debut album Based on a T.R.U. Story is available in iTunes Format by clicking here.

Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 (Tracklist)

After we had a glimpse at the somewhat unusual artwork for Lupe Fiasco's upcoming album Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, Amazon has now unveiled the accompanying track listing of the piece. As you can see below, a few featured artists can ge expected. Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 is out September 25. Pre-order it here.

Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 (Tracklist):

1. Ayesha Says (Intro)
2. Strange Fruition Ft. Casey Benjamin
3. ITAL (Roses)
4. Around My Way (Freedom Ain t Free)
5. Audubon Ballroom
6. B*tch Bad
7. Lamborghini Angels
8. Put Em Up
9. Heart Donor Ft. Poo Bear
10. How Dare You Ft. Bilal
11. Battle Scars ( with Guy Sebastian)
12. Brave Heart Ft. Poo Bear
13. Form Follows Function
14. Cold War Ft. Jane $$$
15. Unforgivable Youth Ft. Jason Evigian
16. Hood Now (Outro)
17. Things We Must Do For Others

Meek Mill featuring Wale, Trey Songz & DJ Sam Sneak – Face Down

While he may be currently focused on his full-length debut, coming in October, Meek Mill today drops off a visual offering for one of the tracks from his last mixtape, Dreamchasers 2. The MMG rapper, Wale, Trey Songz and DJ Sam Sneak all enjoy some nice female accompaniment in Face Down. So while we await Dreams & Nightmares, hitting on October 30, check out this latest delivery from Meek Mill.

Kendrick Lamar Postpones ‘good kid, m.A.A.d. city’

Well, the all-too-common has happened, and Kendrick Lamar's much-anticipated debut full-length album has been pushed back. good kid, m.A.A.d. city was last scheduled to hit shelves on October 2, but will now see availability on October 22, unless of course there is another postponement. The TDE emcee's forthcoming project is easily one of the most-hyped of the year, so the sooner it gets here, the better.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Frank Ocean Performing on Saturday Night Live Season Opener

Less than 24 hours after the announcement that Frank Ocean will perform at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live is set to be another port of call for the R&B singer. SNL’s season curtain raiser will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane and will air September 15. The double high profile appearances could go some way to making up for the string of cancelled shows in Europe and an August 1 show in Detroit due to illness.

deadmau5 featuring Gerard Way – Professional Griefers

It's fight night: deadmau5 vs. Gerard Way. Off of his upcoming album >album title goes here<, the Canadian producer drops an intense video for his latest single "Professional Griefers" featuring My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way. The clip displays both gentlemen engaged in a UFC fight. Going pound for pound, both gentlemen control a giant robotic mau5 in front of screaming fans.

Mac Miller & Pharrell Williams – Pink Slime [EP Artwork]

Earlier today, Pharrell let loose the artwork coinciding with the forthcoming project between himself and Mac Miller. The somewhat interesting pair is now accompanied with even more head-scratching artwork, which plays on P's affinity for skateboarding. See above for the album art for Pink Slime. But you know what? This is not the official Artwork. Tweeted by Mac:

So lets wait and see what goes on next.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mashup Monday: CBR_Beats_... An Unknown Beat-Maker

The way I found him was because he followed me on Soundcloud. @CBR_Beats_ remakes instrumentals and Remixes songs with the beats he makes. CBR stands for College Boy River. He is a 16 Year Old Producer/Engineer. Check him out. His Soundcloud, Youtube & Twitter is below. These are only few of his songs. Check it out!


Chef Keef - I Don't Like [Instrumental Remake]:

CBR_Beats_-We Gotta Kill This:

Rick Ross - Bury Me A G (ft. TI) [Instrumental Remake]:

Moosh & Twist - Hold It Down [Instrumental Remake]:


Lupe Fiasco & Guy Sebastian – Battle Scars

Seemingly out of nowhere comes the official music video for Lupe Fiasco's collaboration with Australian singer Guy Sebastian, called Battle Scars. The song has been conquering the charts down under and has now received the visual treatment in support of Lupe's Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album. As we know, Lupe has always been somewhat culture-pushing in his approach to music, and lyrical content. Hence, it comes as no surprise that offering also carries a strong positive message.

Will.I.Am Teams With NASA to Broadcast Song From Mars

Will.I.Am has teamed with NASA and Discovery Education for a special educational event that includes a new song that will be broadcasted from the Curiosity rover on Mars. "Reach for the Stars," a cosmic tribute from the Black Eyed Peas leader, will premiere at a special event tomorrow starting 1 p.m. PDT [4pm EST] at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

For more information, including a live stream of the event, visit NASA's website.

Frank Ocean will Perform at The VMAs

Frank Ocean continues his winning streak this year as he has been announced as a performer for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. While being nominated for three awards including Best New Artist and Best Male Artist, he is also expected to deliver material off his critically acclaimed album channel.ORANGE.

The lineup further includes Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Green Day, Pink, One Direction, 2 Chainz, Ke$ha, and Alicia Keys, who is set debut the title track off her upcoming album Girl on Fire. The event will be hosted by comedian Kevin Hart, and aired live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on September 6 at 8 p.m. EST.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Fat Joe featuring Kanye West, Miguel, Jadakiss, Yasiin Bey, DJ Khaled, Roscoe Dash & Busta Rhymes – Pride And Joy

With the preview of the video surfacing a few weeks ago, Fat Joe and company now reveal the visuals for the track Pride And Joy. Directed by Hype Williams, the video sees almost all the featured artists making cameos, expect for the absence of Mos Def. Premiered by the good people at MTV2, check out the video up above

Saturday, August 25, 2012

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Wiz Khalifa featuring Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy – Work Hard, Play Hard (Remix)

While rumors were floating around that Wiz was going to bring Lil Wayne and Drake for the official remix of Work Hard, Play Hard, it looks like instead Drizzy, fans will be graced with a verse from Young Jeezy. Premiered by DJ Prostyle, we have the edited radio rip of the remix for now, and you get your first take below. Wiz's upcoming album O.N.I.F.C. drops September 18.

Updated File:

If you press play and it doesn't work, press the download button and preview & dowmload the file from there.

E-40 featuring Young Jeezy, Problem, Chris Brown, French Montana & Red Cafe – Function (Coast To Coast Remix)

Coming through with a revamped take on his club-banger "Function," E-40 calls up a list of emcees to lend some assistance for the "Coast To Coast Remix." Featuring Young Jeezy, Problem, Chris Brown, French Montana and Red Cafe, all the mentioned rappers make appearances in video for the remake. Filled with a number of cameos check out the video up above. 40's latest album The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 1, 2 & 3 is available now, and you can grab a copy by clicking here.

Common – No Sell Out

Common just released a new song called No Sell Out. We have your song stream with download link below.


Friday, August 24, 2012

DJ Eli's 2012 Compliation

Eli has done so many songs this year that he decided to do a compilation on 8Tracks. Like tweeted out:

He wants everyone to listen to this.

So here is his compilation. ♫Enjoy!♫

2012 Compilation from DJEli on 8tracks Radio.

DJ Eli - Workaholic (Mashup)

Eli put out a new mashup [or Bootleg, as he calls it] last night when it debuted on It's called Workaholic. Work all day, Rave all night. This mashup features Nadia Ali, Mac Miller, Cobra Starship, Kay, Hyper Crush, Na Palm, Owl City, Carly, Rae Jepsen, Dannic, & finally, Hardwell.

Download and Listen to his latest remix below.

Kendrick Lamar & Lady Gaga Collab Gets Delayed?

For those of you that have been impatiently waiting for the announced collaboration between Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga, hold your breath for a little bit longer. The song, titled Partynauseous, was initially scheduled to premiere on September 6, but according to Gaga's Twitter the arrival of the tune has been postponed.

The song is set to be featured on K Dot's upcoming debut good kid m.A.A.d city, due October 2.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

B*tches & Bottles [Lil Wayne's Part] Audio

For people who listened to this song and loved Lil Wayne's Part [Like I did myself], Good news. Now you could just download and listen the the one part of the song you want to. In this case, it is Lil Wayne. Just contact us in anyway or comment down below if you want any other song you want us to do.

Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 (Album Cover)

With the visuals for his single B*tch Bad releasing yesterday, we bring you more news from Chicago emcee Lupe Fiasco. Surfacing online today is the cover art for Lu's upcoming album Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, and as a bit of a surprise the cover will be simply all black. When the news of Lupe's next two singles hit the internet, the album cover was first revealed, but it wasn't sure at the time if the featured art was just serving as a filler. With official pre-orders on the upcoming album being made available today, it's now official the blacked-out cover is actually going to be the artwork chosen for the new project. Food & Liquor II will be available September 25, and you can place your pre-order now by clicking here.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lupe Fiasco – B*itch Bad

Lupe Fiasco is certainly no stranger to controversial music. And the latest audio and visual drop from the veteran emcee just may have some up in arms yet again. B*tch Bad is slated to appear on Lupe's forthcoming project, Food & Liquor 2, which will become available on September 25. Press play above to witness the interesting set of aesthetics.

New York Senator Wants Public Apology from Lil Wayne

In case you hadn't heard, during a recent interview with MTV, Lil Wayne went so far as to saying that he flat-out does not like New York. Expectantly, the strong statement has caused somewhat of an uproar throughout the Empire State, so much so that one NY senator, Malcolm Smith, is asking for a public apology from the Young Money rapper.

"New York City is the birthplace of the Hip Hop music movement. Millions of New Yorkers listen to his music every day. His comments is outraged his local fans and residents. The group today will be demanding an apology of the hip hop star. Lil Wayne has had misfortune in New York with recent gun charges and a jail sentence."

No followup word has been released yet from Wayne's camp, but this should undoubtedly be interesting. Stay tuned.

Cold: Derrick Rose - The Red Knight Rises! (Fan Made)

Lil Wayne: “ I Don’t Like New York”

He just seems to be too fond of controversy, especially when it comes to New York City - the place where he was arrested in 2007 and convicted in 2009 on gun possession charges. It is also the same city where he decided to pull out his label mate Nicki Minaj from this year's Hot 97 summer jam festivities, after having been disrespected by radio personality Peter Rosenberg. Weezy helped Ms. Minaj organizing an intimate concert at the Roseland Ballroom in order to compensate her fans for disappearing at summer jam. Above, you can check out Weezy talking to the popular network right after the special event where he opened up on his true feelings towards the Big Apple:
"Flat out, I don’t Like New York."

Kanye West and Nicki Minaj Might Become Judges in American Idol

It looks like American Idol is looking to add some hip-hop perspective to their judgement system. As TMZ points out, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj have been added to the list of potential judges that “expressed interest” in joining the casting show. Pharrell Williams and Diddy have been previously added to this list. If Yeezy should join this team, he is also expected to cash in seriously, as it would "at least match Mariah's salary" of $18 million a year. Stay tuned and expect a final decision on this really soon as the new seasons kicks off in January.

deadmau5 featuring Gerard Way – Professional Griefers (Behind The Scenes)

After releasing his new single Professional Griefers a few days ago, deadmau5 now looks to keep his fans attention by sharing some behind-the-scenes footage of the video for the tune. The tune is set to appear on his upcoming album, > album title goes here <, which is set to hit shelves later this year, and the video is planned to release on August 29. Get your first look at the video up above and be sure to place your pre-orders for the new album set to release September 25, by clicking here.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Trap Tuesday: Vol. 1

On the first edition of Trap Tuesday, I would like to show you tracks that I discovered on Soundcloud. First, there is a new track by the duo Flosstradamus called "Underground Anthem" that takes it back to the roots of trap music with heavy bass and synth undertones. Sampling and chopping the words "underground" also adds to the lively feel of this track

Flosstradamus - Underground Anthem

Bassnectar remixing his own song? It must be good. Bassnectar released a trapstyle remix of his own "Vava Voom" song that features Lupe Fiasco. Sampling the original Lupe Fiasco, the beat drops into an echo-ing "ay" coupled with a high synth and hi-hats/snare combination. Although every artist seems to be getting a crack at trapstyle, Bassnectar executes this trapstyle remix flawlessly.

Bassnectar feat. Lupe Fiasco - Vava Voom (Bassnectar Remix)

Look out for other trapstyle tracks in the future. Below are other tracks that intrigued me.

Afrojack and Shermantology - Can't Stop Me Now (Paperbwoy Remix)

Kid Cudi - Trapped in My Mind (Kid Womp Remix)

DJ Khaled - All I Do is Win (Wick-it Trapwagon Remix)

Trey Songz featuring Young Jeezy & Lil Wayne – Hail Mary [Music Video]

Hot on the heels of Trey Songz’s Chapter V album drop is a visual interpretation of one of the tracks from that LP Hail Mary. The singer from Pennsylvania calls in Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne who feature on the track as well as comedian of the moment Kevin Hart to star in the video. The clip is shot in a football stadium and involves a different take on the game, scantily clad female players; Kevin Hart gives an inspiring pep talk before it all kicks off. Watch the clip above to find out who wins.

Slaughterhouse featuring Eminem – Throw That

Slaughterhouse just gave fans their new mixtape On The House, and now they keep the buzz for their new album building by unleashing an all new tune featuring Eminem. Titled "Throw That," the highly anticipated single delivers the emcees sharing some female-inspired rhymes. Produced by T-Minus, you can stream the song down below, or for those who need to hear it while they're out on the go, the single can also be purchased now off iTunes. welcome to: OUR HOUSE will hit shelves on August 28.

Big Sean Announces New Mixtape

G.O.O.D. Music emcee Big Sean shares some big news with his fans today. Taking to his YouTube account, he announces that he'll releasing a brand new mixtape titled Detroit, on September 5. Sean also let out the following information in regards to his mixtape via his Twitter, stating:

Monday, August 20, 2012

DJ Khaled - Kiss The Ring [Deluxe Edition] Album iTunes Leak

1. Shout Out To The Real feat. Meek Mill, Ace Hood & Plies (Prod. by Jahlil Beats & DJ Khaled)
2. B**ches and Bottles (Let’s Get It Started) feat. Lil Wayne, T.I. & Future (Prod. by Mike Will Made It)
3. I Wish You Would feat. Kanye West & Rick Ross (Prod. by Hit-Boy)
4. Take It To The Head feat. Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown & Lil Wayne (Prod. by The Runners & DJ Khaled)
5. They Ready feat. J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T. and Kendrick Lamar (Prod. by J.Cole)
6. I’m So Blessed feat. Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, Ace Hood & T-Pain (Prod. by K.E. & DJ Khaled)
7. Hip-Hop feat. Scarface, Nas & DJ Premier (Prod. by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)
8. I Did It For My Dawgz feat. Rick Ross, Meek Mill, French Montana & Jadakiss (Prod. by Beat Bully)
9. I Don’t See Em feat. Birdman, Ace Hood & 2 Chainz (Prod. by Detail)
10. Don’t Pay 4 It feat. Wale, Tyga, Mack Maine & Kirko Bangz (Prod. by The Runners)
11. Suicidal Thoughts feat. Mavado (Prod. by Boi-1da)
12. Outro (They Don’t Want War) feat. Ace Hood (Prod. by DJ Toomp)

Bonus Tracks:
13. Don't Get Me Started feat. Ace Hood
14. Aktion Pak feat. Mavado
15. B-Boyz feat. Birdman, Mack Maine, Kendrick Lamar & Ace Hood

We will get track 16 in a few hours.


DJ Khaled featuring Mavado – Suicidal/Aktion Pak

With less than 24 hours to go until DJ Khaled’s Kiss The Ring album drops, the producer drops off another double-track video that includes dancehall artisan Mavado. Suicidal starts off the clip and acts as a homage to the everyday struggles that certain elements of the Jamaican population endure on a daily basis. Aktion Pak vastly contrasts in terms of ambiance with the pace picking up significantly and the inclusion of scantily clad women. A track that is sure to be heard in clubs over the coming weeks/month. Watch the clip above and Kiss The Ring is out tomorrow... but just keep a lookout to see for a leak of the album.

UPDATE: Leak is out. Click here to view it.

Tyga – Well Done 3 (Mixtape)

While gearing up for his next album Hotel California, Tyga serves the third installment of his Well Done mixtape-series in order to shorten the wait. The Los Angeles native offers 16 free tracks that can be streamed below and downloaded here. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

2 Chainz – No Lie/Spend It (Live on Jimmy Fallon)

With the release of his brand new album Based On A T.R.U. Story, 2 Chainz rounds up his promotional week by hitting the stage alongside The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Running through his platinum plaque-winning single No Lie, and street anthem Spend It. With his solo debut album set to enter at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts next week, with roughly 130-140,000 copies sold, check out the live renditions of the two tunes up above. Based On A T.R.U. Story is available now, and you grab your copy by clicking here.

Hit-Boy featuring KiD CuDi – Old School Caddy

This Friday has turned to be nothing short of grand surprises. After K Dot's new track, we are blessed with the official visualization of Hit-Boy's KiD CuDi-powered single Old School Caddy. Hit the play button below and watch Hit and Cudder heating up the desert.

Kendrick Lamar featuring Young Jeezy – Westside, Right On Time

Kendrick Lamar and his Black Hippy family are celebrating #TDEFamAppreciationWeek. To swing things in style, K Dot drops an all new track, titled "Westside, Right On Time," which finds him trading verses with one of ATL's finest, Young Jeezy. Both gentlemen offer an intriguing ode over a smooth production by Canei Finch. Tune in below!

deadmau5 feat. Gerard Way - Professional Griefers [Premiere]

After trying to find a song worthy of posting, I finally stumbled upon the CDQ version of deadmau5's song "Professional Griefers" on mau5trap's Soundcloud page. Although the beginning is DJ tagged, the rest of the stream is the actual song. Deadmau5, along with My Chemical Romance's front man Gerard Way, creates a melodic song that captures Zimmerman's signature sound. Look out for deadmau5's new album >album title goes here dropping on Sept. 25th. Stream and link to iTunes download below (get the iTunes version of Professional Griefers automatically when you pre-order the album)


Wale ft. Trina, Rockie Fresh & Tyga - Bag of Money [Extended Remix] (Download Link)

Nobody has the download link for the new Extended remix of Wale's latest song, Bag of Money..... but we do. Enjoy!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin - Don’t You Worry Child

Over the weekend, electronic dance music trio Swedish House Mafia premiered their new single “Don’t You Worry Child” featuring John Martin! On the heels of their highly-publicized hiatus announcement about a month ago, the legendary trio premiered the track on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection. The good news is that Don’t You Worry Child has lived up to the massive expectations and is a gorgeous progressive house tune with magnificent vocals from John Martin, who was also featured on Save The World. While there is still some debate as to whether this is in fact their last single, I really hope that it is not. Be sure to check it out below, Enjoy!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Lil Wayne – No Lie (Freestyle)

Although his inclination is tending to skateboarding these days, Lil Wayne has not forgotten about this rap thing. Case in point comes this new freestyle over Chainz’ track, “No Lie.” The piece comes as a slight compensation for yesterday's non-arrival of Dedication 4, Tunechi chose not to take attention away from 2 Chainz’ new album, Based On A T.R.U Story.

Side note: Skip to 1:31 to listen to the freestyle.

Stay In Touch With Us Via Facebook, Google+ & Twiter

I did a post yesterday saying that we got a new twitter account. So since we now have one, we connected it with our Facebook Page, and our Google+ Page. So now you could just like our page on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and/or Follow us on Google+ for any new posts we do. Just click on the links below and it will redirect you to anyone of our pages which will help you keep in touch with us. You could check out our latest posts, ask us questions, and much more. I will even include our email address if you want to email us.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

DJ Khaled featuring Rick Ross, Meek Mill, French Montana & Jadakiss – I Did It For My Dawgs

Rounding up the DJ Khaled trifecta is yet another feature heavy track titled "I Did It For My Dawgs." Featuring Khaled's MMG comrads Rick Ross and Meek Mill, as well as French Montana and Jadakiss. Having already given us tracks B**ches & Bottles and They Ready earlier today, and a number of more notable singles, let us know what you think of the Khaled's upcoming album Kiss The Ring thus far. Expect the new album to hit shelves August 21, and you can grab your pre-orders now by clicking here.

UPDATE: Album got leaked. Click here to view it.

DJ Khaled featuring Lil Wayne, T.I. & Future – B**ches & Bottles (Let’s Get It Started)

As promised by Funkmaster Flex, we'd be getting three new feature-heavy tracks from DJ Khaled today, and now we get the second of the three. Titled "B**ches & Bottles," Khaled's latest single to surface features Lil Wayne, T.I. and Future. Click here to pre-order the album.

UPDATE: Album is leaked. Click here to view it.

DJ Khaled Ft J.Cole, Big K.R.I.T. & Kendrick Lamar – They ReadyI

If you look at the cover closely, Kendrick Lamar is misspelled. Yea. Getting back to the post. DJ Khaled was feeling generous today and decided to release some music off his “Kiss The Ring” album. Here is the one I was anticipating the most, ‘They Ready’, which features J.Cole, Big K.R.I.T. and Kendrick Lamar. Album in stores August 21st. Click here to Pre-Order now!

UPDATE: Album is leaked. Click here to view it.

Our Own Twitter Account

Yep, above you could see our first tweet on our Twitter account. If you want to view the Twitter page and follow us from there instead of the tweet above, click here.

So just follow us on your twitter account to keep you up to date on what ever gets posted on the blog. Follow Us!

Dr. House - Hopsin's Different (Hopsin x 2Chainz)

Check out Dr. House's latest mashup as he blends Hopsin's "Trampoline" and 2Chainz "I'm Different". The flow of Hopsin's on top of this 2Chainz' beats will make any hip hop/rap aficionado bop their heads. Enjoy below.

Lady Gaga & Kendrick Lamar Collaboration?

After Lady Gaga surprised many by showing up to Kendrick Lamar's performance at this year's Pitchfork Festival, today the pop icon turns to her Twitter and revealed that she collaborated with the Compton emcee for a single set to appear on his debut album good Kid, m.A.A.d City. Lady Gaga went on to share:

Lady Gaga has since gone on to remove the tweet revealing the track's release date and title, but once news hits the internet it's there forever they say. good Kid, m.A.A.d City is set to hit shelves October 2.

Photography: Brook Bobbins

Kanye West Speaks on His Writing Process

Some artists use notepads. Some use their phones, and others even napkins. There are a few out there, however, who rarely ever write down their lyrics. This is exactly what Kanye said he had done on all of his previous albums before My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Upon feeling the pressure from fans and the media, Ye knew he had to deliver with said album, so he finally took to jotting down his thoughts.

Exclusive Lupe Fiasco Singles to be released via iTunes

Having just released Lamborghini Angels, Lupe will keep the ball rolling as we get closer to the album release date.

According to iTunes' Complete My Album, we can expect "Form Follows Function" to be released 2 weeks from now on August 28th. Another 2 weeks after that, a previously unannounced song titled "How Dare You" will drop on September 11th.

Be on the look out for the video to B**ch Bad which should be dropping soon, and of course be ready for Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Part 1 to be available everywhere on September 25th!

Side note: We can't confirm yet whether the black box in the picture above is the album cover or just a place-holder at iTunes. But considering the format of the artwork for the singles, we can't count anything out when it comes to Lupe.

Album Cover is what you see in the picture. For more info. click here.

Side note 2:
If you want to see the premiere of 'Lamborgini Angels, Click here.

If you want to download the iTunes version of the song, click here.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

DJ Eli - Summer Wave 2.0

So Eli just made updated his Summer Wave song from his recent album Electro Revival. It's version 2.0 and it's even better than the first one on the album. This song features The Wanted, Ludacris, Swizz Beatz, Eva Simmons, Aylen, & Xristo. Enjoy.

Lupe Fiasco - Lamborghini Angels [iTunes AAC Plus] Download

Like you saw yesterday for the premiere of the song, the download link is available. And for you guys, we got the iTunes version! AAC format. We also have our own ZippyShare & ZippyTunes account for us to post the music for you guys to download from. So just click the link below so you could preview [Link 1] and download the song. Enjoy!

Download 1
Download 2

Sidenote: Some exclusive songs will be released on iTunes soon. Click here to know more.

DJ Khaled - Kiss The Ring - Album Covers & Tracklist [Unfinished]

I'll add the Song Lengths later.

DJ Khaled featuring Rick Ross & Kanye West – I Wish You Would/Way Too Cold [Music Video]

The teaser got everyone excited for the full video, and yesterday DJ Khaled delivers the visuals for his single "I Wish You Would." The Kanye West and Rick Ross-assisted track serves as the second single from Khaled's upcoming album Kiss The Ring, following his track "Take It To The Head." The latest video comes directed by Hype Williams and also features Kanye West's single "Way Too Cold," which includes a cameo from his girlfriend Kim Kardashian. Premiered earlier yesterday on BET's 106 & Park, stream the video up above and enjoy. Pre-orders for Kiss The Ring are available now by clicking here.

UPDATE: Album is leaked. Click here to view it.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Lupe Fiasco - Lamborghini Angels [Premiere]

After a mixed response of his previous album LASERS, Lupe Fiasco dives into his impeccable past as a hip hop artist on his new single "Lamborghini Angels". Previously stated by Lupe, this track features religious and graphic content that should be held to the listener's discretion. From the solid production to the "new God flow" of Lupe, this single can be regarded as one of his raw and gritty tracks to date. Look out for the his new album Food and Liquor II: Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 on September 25th. For now, check out the official audio stream from Lupe's Youtube channel above.

01. Download the iTunes version of the song by clicking here.

02. Know about the exclusive release songs that Lupe will have on iTunes by clicking here.

Kid Cudi feat. King Chip - Just What I Am (Prod. Kid Cudi)

The evolution of Kid Cudi isn't a predictable path, but the G.O.O.D. Music representative hinted at what he's been working on in our interview with Complex last month, when he told them
"I've been writing some really serious raps. I've been writing some s**t that's going to f**k people up."

With new material on the way in the form of the upcoming album indicud, which Cudi called his version of The Chronic 2001, he decided to unleash "Just What I Am," a new cut from the project produced entirely by Cudder himself. This one features Cudi back to his rapping ways, and longtime collaborator King Chip (formerly known as Chip Tha Ripper) joins in to lend a hand. Check it out below.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

G-Shock 30th Anniversary Celebration with Eminem in NYC

During G-Shock's 30th Anniversary, Eminem came to perform a few of his past and recent songs. Video streams are below:

The Way That I Am:

My Name Is:

Lose Yourself:

Won't Back Down:

No Love:

I Need A Doctor:

DJ Khaled Feat. Kanye West & Rick Ross - I Wish You Would (Music Video Teaser)

Music Video Teaser with Full Song Video & Download Link for iTunes Format

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

G.O.O.D. Music - Cruel Summer Gets Pushed Back Again

When we first got word of a release date for the G.O.O.D. Music compilation album Cruel Summer, Pusha T shared with Funkmaster Flex that the project would be released on August 7. Then a short time later Kanye West shared the cover art for the album and announced the official release date to be September 4. Now according to G.O.O.D. Music’s own Malik Yusef and Amazon, it looks like the album may be released on September 18, two weeks later than the date announced by Def Jam. Yusef tweeted out in response to a fan:

Drake Breaks Jay-Z's Record

Drake has broken Jay-Z's record for the most number one hits on the R&B/Hip Hop chart. The Young Money superstar now has obtained seven collaborations alongside three lead singles to grab the top spot on the chart. "No Lie," his collaboration with 2 Chainz, put him over the top.

Jay-Z has only nine number ones, including four lead singles and five collaborations.

Lil Wayne follows Jay with eight number ones, and Kanye West has had six number ones--three lead singles and three collaborations--giving him the fourth spot.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Champions (Mixtape) [Hosted by Meel]

Here is a new mixtape hosted by Meel. This mixtape has Pusha T and many more artists. As you guys could see by the cover, it's based on the Olympics USA basketball team(LeBron James depicted on the cover). Click below to download the mixtape.

1. Pregame
2. Pies
3. Just Like You
4. Great>Good
5. Trill Forever
6. Stay (Freestyle)
7. Go
8. King
9. Praise God Pt.II X Win Forever
10. I'm The Man
11. Pink Skies
12. Ilenna
13. Legal Regal
14. Yeah Yeah
15. Gimmie What You Got
16. Bust Shots
17. Name Droppin'
18. Party at the Crib
19. Whatever I Want
20. Q&A
21. Come Up
22. Think I Was Lyin'
23. Round Me
24. Get It Right
25. My Attitude is Gratitude
26. He Needs Me
27. Post Game


OVO Fest 2012

The OVO Fest of 2012 passed a couple days ago and took place in Canada this year. This is the 3rd annual OVO Fest which included a series of amazing and talented artists such as A$AP Rocky, 2Chainz, The Weeknd, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, French Montana, Snoop Dogg/Lion,Nicki Minaj, and of course Drake.

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Kanye West & Skrillex Collaboration?

What? Skrillex with Kanye? Really? Yes.

While Kanye West is currently focused on releasing the upcoming G.O.O.D. Music compilation album Cruel Summer, we get some news in regards to West's forthcoming solo project. It what looks like a collision of hip hop and electronic music, producer/DJ Skrillex recently spoke with The Daily Best, and shared that he and Yeezy have a track together in the works. Following his performance this past weekend in Los Angeles at HARD Summer, Skrillex went on to say:

I did some music with Kanye and from what I know, it’s actually going to be the first song on his new album.

Lets see how good this album will be with Kanye West & Skrillex will be.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Dr. House - Remember the Silk Pillow (Fort Minor x Childish Gambino)

Known for bootlegs and mixes of electro house, progressive, dubstep, Dr. House takes his approach at mashing Childish Gambino's "Silk Pillow" (from his new mixtape Royalty) and Fort Minor's "Remember the Name". The vocals of Mike Shinoda and Styles of Beyond perfectly blend into the Beck-sampled instrumental. Be sure to check out this and other songs by Dr. House. Download link below.


Deadmau5 - New Album Announcement

After recently disclosing to his fans that he would be taking a break from music for a while, deadmau5 has now just announced the release of a new album. That's right, always keeping us on our toes, Joel Zimmerman will be letting loose his new work, intriguingly titled >album title goes here<, on September 25. Above you will see the coinciding artwork for the project, and below is the accommodating tracklist. A number of the songs have already been previewed via the renowned DJ/producer's SoundCloud, but word is that those are unfinished. > album title goes here < is available on August 14th for pre-order on iTunes. > album title goes here < Tracklist:
1. Superliminal
2. deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner – Channel 42
3. The Veldt (featuring Chris James)
4. Fn Pig
5. Professional Griefers (featuring Gerard Way)
6. maths
7. There might be coffee
8. Take care of the proper paperwork
9. Closer
10. October
11. Sleepless
12. Failbait (featuring Cypress Hill)
13. Telemiscommunications (featuring Imogen Heap)

2 Chainz - Based On A T.R.U. Story (Deluxe Edition)

One of the most anticipated albums of 2012 got leaked. Click the link below the tracklist to download the album.

Album Tracklist:
1. Yuck (Feat. Lil Wayne) 4:47
2. Crack 4:32
3. Dope Peddler 3:28
4. No Lie (Feat. Drake) 3:57
5. Birthday Song (Feat. Kanye West) 5:06
6. Im Diffrent 3:27
7. Extremely Blessed (Feat. The-Dream) 4:05
8. I Luve Dem Strippers (Feat. Nicki Minaj) 3:59
9. Stop Me Now (Feat. Dolla Boy) 4:37
10. Money Machine 4:43
11. In Town (Feat. Mike Posner) 3:26
12. Ghetto Dreams (Feat. Scarface And John Legend) 3:43
13. Wut We Doin (Feat. Cap.1) 4:25
14. Countdown (Feat. Chris Brown) (Bonus Track) 3:51
15. Like Me (Bonus Track) 3:49
16. I Feel Good (Bonus Track) 2:21
17. Riot (Bonus Track) 2:47

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Lupe Fiasco Warns Listeners About New Single

Get ready for some controversy as Lupe Fiasco is prepping the release of his next single “Lamborghini Angels." Unveiling the song's official artwork, the Chicago native informed the world that it contains brash lyrics that may be offensive to some people.

The song will be featured on his fourth album Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, due to release September 25.

Update: View the song premiere here.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

TeeTs - Wide Awake for the Finale

After hearing this artist on, I knew TeeTs had a knack for musical arrangement. Wide Awake for the Finale is one of his more recent mashups that uses "Finale" by Madeon and "Wide Awake" by Katy Perry. Doing some research, TeeTs melds both the original and dub mix of "Finale" flawlessly. People may think it is absurd to replace the original vocals of Madeon's new masterpiece. However, Katy Perry's voice signifies Madeon's melodic style in "Finale". From start to finish, this mashup feels like it should be played at a big sporting event. The middle section defines TeeT's prowess as a mashup artist. Check out other songs by TeeTs and see the video/download for the mashup below


Madeon Vs. Katy Perry - Wide Awake For The Finale (TeeTs Mashup) from TeeTs on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pre-Order: G.O.O.D. Music: Cruel Summer (Deluxe Edition)

Cruel Summer hits stores in less then a month on September 4th so its time to get your pre-orders in. The deluxe edtion of the G.O.O.D. Music compilation album is now available for pre-order on Amazon, if you wan’t to get a head start and order your copy. The deluxe edition will include 2 discs, The Album & a copy of the “Cruel Summer” film starring Kid Cudi that Kanye premiered at Cannes earlier this year.

Pre-Order: G.O.O.D. Music - Cruel Summer [Deluxe Edition]

Note: The regular edition (CD only) is not yet available on Amazon but we will update this post when it is. The Amazon US listing is very fresh so full details (album art, title) haven’t yet been listed on the product page.

Just Remember, Amazon has a pre-order price guarantee which means if you pre-order today and the price of the album drops, you will pay the lowest price!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Introducing: Luminox

As an avid listener of music, I try to expand my horizons on every type of music I listen to. In high school, I used to listen to rock and hip hop music. On the other hand, I grew to like electronic dance music and the different variations within that genre. Euphoric melodies and hard-hitting drums are synonymous with EDM festivals around the world. However, a new genre is starting to emerge called trapstyle music. As defined by many music enthusiasts, trapstyle music is the combination of a hip hop drum pattern with electronic dance music synths. The hard-hitting 808 drums, combined with heavy bass tones and electronic synths, give the listener an adrenaline rush similar to dubstep. Artists, such as Flosstradamus, UZ, and CRNKN, reinvented the craze of electronic dance music and drove trapstyle to new heights. However, one artist surpasses all the critical-acclaim obtained for this particular genre. Luminox, also known as Damage, produced many EDM tracks outside the trapstyle genre. However, his niche in trapstyle makes you wonder why he didn't produce these kind of tracks before. Coupled with crisp hi-hats and bass tones, Luminox takes trapstyle to a new level of EDM music. Check out a couple of his tracks that you might want to add to your DJ set and/or playlist. Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter

Luminox - I Run This (Original Mix)
Sandro Silva & Quintino - Epic (Luminox Remix)
Bingo Players - Rattle (Luminox Remix)

Over 1,000 Views & UPDATE

I've started this blog on Friday, July 20, 2012 and we got over 1,000 views on the blog. It became over 1,000 in a few days after 2 weeks. Thanks to everyone who viewed our blog and share it so we could get even more views. Also like our Facebook Page. Just click the tab saying 'Like Us On Facebook' below the Title of the blog. It just takes 5 seconds to do so.

Also, we bought a new domain name .

Friday, August 3, 2012

DJ Nicky - Burn It Down vs. Chasin' (Linkin Park x Sander Van Doorn)

After posting my album Electro Revival on a forum called GYBO, someone named DJ Nicky commented on my post. I decided to check him out because he gave me positive feedback on my songs and followed me on Soundcloud. One track that stood out to me is the pairing of Linkin Park's hit single "Burn it Down" and Sander van Doorn's melodic track "Chasin'". If you followed the NBA playoffs, you probably got tired of hearing of Linkin Park's song all the time. However, DJ Nicky brings this song in a new light of electronic dance music. Known for progressive house, Sander van Doorn's anthem compliments the vocals of Chester (Linkin Park's lead singer). Check out DJ Nicky's mashup on Soundcloud below.

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DJ Eli - Summer Wave 2.0 [Preview]

Eli just put out a preview for a 'Re-Mash' that he's making that's called Summer Wave. This is called a Re-Mash because he did a mashup to one of his own mashups he did in his new album, Electro Revival. Summer Wave [Electro Revival Re-Mash Preview] - (*The Wanted*x Aylen x Xristo x Eva Simons) will be released soon and the download will be enabled so just stay tuned.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

NBA 2K13 Soundtrack Playlist by Jay-Z

After playing NBA 2K12 on the PS3 for a few months, the anticipation for NBA 2K13 is heightened with the newly released playlist for its soundtrack. Teaming up with 2K Sports, Jay-Z became the executive producer of the growing basketball game franchise. The playlist includes music from Kanye West, Nas, Diddy, Santigold, and many other artists including the man Jay-Z himself. Below, you will find an official Spotify stream from 2K13. Hopefully, you will be in an empire state of music after listening to this stream. As I did, pre-order the game now - Out in stores October 2, 2012.

New Blog Name

As you could see, we updated our blog name. It's now called 'Empire State of Music'. Eli picked it out, since he's now part of our blog. I'm just trying to update our Facebook Page. **If you haven't liked our FB Page, right click right here to like it. And guys, the only way to change the URL of our FB page is to get more likes so Like it up!**

New Admin

Eli is now an admin on this blog. So just stay tuned for some posts from him! His name will be 'Elisha C.' so just look out if you see him doing a new post on the blog!