All posts by AaronM

Denmark Vessey – Work To Do, Video.

The homey Denmark Vessey of Crown Nation drops a video off his upcoming IH8MYJOB project. You’ll recognize the butter Isleys sample but Denmark flipped it right. This one’s for anyone clocking overtime at minimum wage. Sphere: Related Content

BPos – Shady.

A surprising gem landed in my inbox today. Over a winning blend of keys, horns and snapping percussion, the BPos emcees portray an argument between a dude with fat pockets and the shady friend that’s trying to pat them. The one guy kinda reminds me of CL Smooth with a..

B.o.B. – Bet I Bust (Remix ft. T.I. & Playboy Tre)

Best track off the May 25th mixtape gets a ferocious verse from T.I. tacked on. B.o.B., Tre and Tip rip a stuttering electronic beat by Kuttah to pieces. This is apparently supposed to appear on The Adventures Of B.o.B., which drops on April 27th after years of delays. Download: B.o.B...

Raekwon – Flawless Crowns.

This has been out for a minute as a snippet called “Blue Eagles”, this is the full version of the song. For the record: Rae should swapped this, “State Of Grace” and “My Corner” for “Mean Streets” and the Dre tracks on OBCL2. Just incredible rhyming from Rae over a..

From The Underground – The Usual Suspects.

The Usual Suspects are a Chicago-based rap crew who just released their self-titled debut EP online.  Rapper Ebonics kicks impeccable, effortless flows while group producer the Professional provides soulful, surprisingly polished beats. Nothing you haven’t heard before on here, but If you like throwback hip-hop with strong rapping and great..

Danny Brown – Re-Up, Video.

Danny Brown “Re-Up” Video from FWMJ on Vimeo. Danny B rocking his typically half-gully/half-goofy style over a cold, creeping beat produced by Quelle of Crown Nation, who’s done work with Danny before. Here’s another joint off Danny’s upcoming album, The Hybrid., “New Era”, produced by Nick Speed. Download: Danny Brown..

Stones – Far From Sight.

Stones is the cousin of Buckshot from Black Moon, who’s got a dope gravelly voice with flow similar to his sibling. I’m skeptical of J Dilla tributes in general but this is pretty nice. Over “In The Night/While You Slept (I Crept)” off Jay Stay Paid. Download: Stones – Far..

Janelle Monae – Tightrope (ft.Big Boi).

A perfect slice of rolling, summery funk backed by a killer Big Boi verse. Bit confused why they’re leaking this now; “Tightrope” was clearly made for BBQ season. Janelle’s debut on Bad Boy, The Arch-Android, drops on May 18. BTW, go see Janelle live if you ever get the chance, she puts..