Monthly Archives: April 2010

E-40 – Undastandz Me, Video.

I wasn’t expecting much when I loaded up Revenue Retrievin’: Day Shift. Before this week, I had never listened to E-40 beyond the singles that got nationwide attention. “Quarterbackin’” is the only one that comes to mind, actually. Three songs in, I realized I’d been missing out. The minimalist beats,..


Tony Bones – Make You Smile (ft. Termanology).

For those occasions where you want to be hood and romantic. Hoodmantic. Off Minneapolis rapper Tony Bones’ album Talk of the Streets, which is out now. Download: Tony Bones – Make You Smile (ft. Termanology) via Xclusives Zone Sphere: Related Content

Jose James – Made For Love x Blackmagic (produced by Flying Lotus).

If Flying Lotus’ space odyssey Cosmogramma gives you a headache, you may find his contributions to Jose James’ Blackmagic more agreeable. Blackmagic already lies in a gray area between between jazz and soul, but FlyLo’s three songs (these two plus “Code”) make it even harder to categorize. You should probably..

Starlito – Living in the Past, Mixtape.

Starlito is officially my new favorite rapper. There’s something magnetic about the way he delivers vivid raps despite sounding half-asleep/constantly inebriated. On Living in the Past, DJs Dolewite and Scooby of Grind Hard Radio have Lito rap over pre-2000 beats, a concept similar to Joell Ortiz Covers the Classics, but..

Bobby Creekwater – I Hear Em Talkin.

Former Shady Records artist Bobby Creekwater lays his Atlanta flows over a sparse, minimalist beat. If his project Not Now But Right Now sounds anything like this, he may escape his reputation of ‘that guy who used to be signed to Eminem.’ Download: Bobby Creekwater – I Hear Em Talkin..


Tanya Morgan – Bang N Boogie, Video.

Despite the indie budget, Tanya Morgan made a marvelous video with amazingly hot women. “Bang N Boogie” happens to be my favorite song on Brooklynati as well (mp3 here). Tip of the hat, sirs. via Billboard.com Sphere: Related Content

Big K.R.I.T – Moon & Stars (ft. Devin the Dude).

Another one from the K.R.I.T. Wuz Here mixtape dropping May 3. Between Curren$y and Devin the Dude, Big K.R.I.T’s guests on this tape have consumed enough weed to wake up Bob Marley. Download: Big K.R.I.T – Moon & Stars (ft. Devin the Dude) via The DJ Booth Sphere: Related Content