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DON’T SLEEP: Pete Rock x Smif n’ Wessun f/Freeway “Roses” (prod. by Pete Rock) [SINGLE]

Another single from the Pete Rock x Smif N’ Wessun “Monumental” LP which drops June 28th, 2011 via Duck Down Records. This jawn features Freeway on the hook and it’s called “Roses”. Pre-order “Monumental” from Amazon, iTunes, Fat Beats or UGHH. Don’t sleep!


DON’T SLEEP: Pete Rock x Smif N’ Wessun f/Tyler Woods “Monumental” (prod. by Pete Rock) [SINGLE]


The title track from the upcoming Pete Rock x Smif N’ Wessun “Monumental” album is here. The album drops on June 28th, 2011, I feel like I’ve been waiting for it to drop forever. I can’t wait for it to drop, here’s the preorder links for iTunes & Amazon. The single featuring Tyler Woods is below:



DON’T SLEEP: Random Axe (Sean Price x Guilty Simpson x Black Milk) “Random Call” (prod. by Black Milk) [VIDEO]



DON’T SLEEP: Pharoahe Monch f/Styles P & Phonte “Black Hand Side” (prod. by Mike Loe) [VIDEO]

The next video from Pharaohe Monch’s top 20 album of the year contender, “We Are Renegades” is the Styles P & Phonte Coleman guested “Black Hand Side”. Hopefully this Red Bull player actually imbeds. IT DIDN’T. It made my Firefox crash instead. Go here to see the video. Enjoy:


DON’T SLEEP: Random Axe (Sean Price x Guilty Simpson x Black Milk) “Chewbacca” (prod. by Black Milk) [SINGLE]

The last single before the “Random Axe LP” drops on Duck Down on June 14th will be “Chewbacca”. Check it out below and cop it next Tuesday.


FWMJ’s Rappers I Know x Gigacrate SXSW Showcase 3.17.2011 Live @ Beso Cantina [VIDEO]

FWMJ’s SXSW showcase featured performances by Mela Machinko, Danny Brown, Just Blaze, The Luv Bugz, The Niyat, Tanya Morgan, Clear Soul Forces, Hueston Independent Spit District, A.DD+, The Legendary K.O.  and surprise performances from Pharoahe Monch, Jean Grae, Talib Kweli & Freeway. Since you didn’t make it to SXSW (neither did I) & Rappers I Know is currently down you can view this here for the time being…


DON’T SLEEP: Random Axe (Sean Price x Guilty Simpson x Black Milk) “Random Call” (prod. by Black Milk) [SINGLE]

Random Axe’s next single (they’re NOT leaks, people. Leaks don’t have cover art & aren’t provided in links endorsed by the artists’ own record label. Fuck outta here with that!) is the eerie and foreboding “Random Call”. As someone that’s been playing this album for months now (I’m using the original cover art on my iPod Touch) I can imagine the torture you’re all going through waiting to hear the full project. I guarantee you it will all be worth it. In any event, here’s “Random Call”. You’ve heard “Monster Babies”, “The Hex” & now “Random Call”. There’s records that are so much more ridiculous than these still left on the album, too. Cop “Random Axe” June 14th. Don’t make me track your IP addresses, find you all individually then put your grandpa into a kimura because you didn’t….


DON’T SLEEP: Smif N’ Wessun x Pete Rock f/ Styles P & Sean Price “That’s Hard” (prod. by Pete Rock) [SINGLE]

Smif N’ Wessun x Pete Rock f/Styles P & Sean Price “That’s Hard” is the official second single from “Monumental” which drops June 28th on Duck Down Records. WOOOOOOO! © Ric Flair.


DON’T SLEEP: Random Axe (Sean Price x Guilty Simpson x Black Milk) “The Hex” (prod. by Black Milk) [VIDEO]

Like I wrote on Twitter not too long ago: Random Axe body spray won’t be in a can. It’ll come out of a GUN. The video for “The Hex” is just below:


DON’T SLEEP: Random Axe (Sean Price x Guilty Simpson x Black Milk) “The Hex” [SINGLE]

The Random  Axe LP will drop June 14th, it’s April 20th and “The Hex” has been slated as the 1st official single from the upcoming project as evidenced by the fact you can now purchase “The Hex” via iTunes. The first song that was leaked from the project way back in 2009 was “Monster Babies” (which is on the album) and now anticipation for this project should be through the damb roof. Let’s go!


DON’T SLEEP: El Gant f/J57 & Tek “Problems” (prod. by J57) [VIDEO]

Remember this jawn from February? Now it’s got a damb video, son! It refuses to imbed for whatever reason so just click the cover art above to go to YouTube and watch it for yourself.


DON’T SLEEP: Smif N’ Wessun x Pete Rock “Monumental” [PROMO VIDEO]

It’s official. The new Smif N’ Wessun x Pete Rock LP “Monumental” will drop June 28th, 2011 via indie powerhouse Duck Down Records. June 14th brings us Random Axe and on June 28th “Monumental” is released to the masses. The promo video is below. The cover art has since been added to post three weeks after the original posting. The “Monumental” cover art was on the promo posters since last year’s Duck Down 15th Anniversary Tour back in October. Here’s the link to the first single “Prevail” featuring Raekwon revealed just before the tour and the promo posters were printed. Enjoy:


DON’T SLEEP: Pharaohe Monch f/Shotyme & DJ Boogie Blind “Clap (One Day)” (prod. by M Phazes) [VIDEO]

New visuals for the second official single from the upcoming masterpiece from Pharaohe Monch “W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)”. It drops March 22nd on Duck Down Records. The special edition iTunes version comes with this long form video plus the digital booklet. “Clap (One Day)” is produced by Australian fam M Phazes.

“We Are Renegades” features performances from Idris Elba, Jean Grae, Royce Da 5’9″, MeLa Machinko, Shotyme, DJ Boogie Blind, Mr. Porter, Styles P, Phonte, Jill Scott, Citizen Cope & Immortal Technique. Production is handled by M Phazes, Pharoahe Monche, Exile, Marco Polo, Samiyam, Diamond D, Adam Deitch & Eric Krasno of Fyre Dept. , Fatin “10” Horton, Mike Loe & Lion’s Share Music Group. Pre-order “We Are Renegades” today.

DON’T SLEEP: El Gant f/J57 & Tek “Problems” & YC The Cynic f/Soul Khan, Von Pea & Sene “More & More” (prod. by J57) [FREE DOWNLOADS]

The collective known as the Brown Bag All Stars has been hella busy as of late, in particular J57. First track I’d like to shed light on is a single from El Gant featuring J57 of Brown Bag All Stars & Tek of Smif N’ Wessun called “Problems”.

The next offering is from YC the Cynic featuring Soul Khan of Brown Bag All Stars, Von Pea of Tanya Morgan and Brooklyn’s own Sene titled “More & More”. YC The Cynic’s new mixtape “Fall FWD” from which this track is from drops March 1st. Both J57 produced tracks are available for download below. Don’t sleep:

El Gant f/J57 & Tek “Problems” (prod. by J57)

YC the Cynic f/Soul Khan, Von Pea & Sene “More & More” (prod. by J57)


DON’T SLEEP: DJ Houseshoes previews Random Axe tracks live @ S.O.B’s [VIDEO]

The homie Tommy Kush of WhatWeTalkinBout.com took footage of Houseshoes DJ set at a Black Milk/Daru Jones/AB/Danny Brown where he previewed a few jawns off the upcoming highly anticipated “Random Axe” LP. If you’re still sleeping, Random Axe is a notoriously bloody consortium of three emcees, one of which is a producer as well. The lineup is a virtual Hip Hop murderer’s row, consisting of Sean Price [Heltah Skeltah], Guilty Simpson [Almighty Dreadnaughtz] & Black Milk. The visuals are just below now just wait for Duck Down Records to unleash Hell on the masses this Spring.