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Winston-Salem Tour Footage

Check out this short doc put together about our show in Winston-Salem last month with Scottie Flippen. It was filmed and edited by Herb Skee of Da Tandem Productions. Shoutouts to everyone who made the trip and performed that night. It was dope…


My 3 Favorite Songs of 2010

For awhile now, I have been putting together some type of lists for Best Albums/Mixtapes/Songs of the Year. But over the last few, lists like that are getting more & more trendy, and less & less relevant. So instead this year, I decided to make it simple on you and say that Big K.R.I.T. – Krit Wuz Here was the best release of the year, hands down. I am still not sure if it was a mixtape or album, but either way, I thought the production and songwriting on that joint stood above the rest. With that being said, I guess you can name my favorite song of the year to be, “Country Sh*t.” I remember when I first heard this track, the feeling I got. I immediately knew it was a special song(even though NYC booed him when he performed it there, hahaha).

Next up, I gotta go with the homie Freddie Gibbs. This dude is straight gangsta. Haha. He gets it in though. His verses are always dope and he has a good ear for beats and rhythm. If you don’t believe me check out this heater from Str8 Killa, No Filla

Lastly, I am going with a joint that kinda surprised me at first. The reason that it did is because I thought it was a local song the first time I heard it. That’s because Mickey Factz went and recorded multiple versions to go with DJ’s all over the country. Pretty good idea, if I do say so myself. This beat is just so crazy. I have never heard anything like it. Check it out…

Really, I think all 3 of these songs are dope, and it’s difficult to put one above the other. 2010 was a pretty good year for music. I hope that trend continues into 2011…


Big Hop – I Changed My Life (Video)

This video marked a special day for me. It was the first time I put together a video in HD for myself. My homie Herb Skee of Da Tandem filmed it, and I edited it. It did fairly well online and we got a lot of good feedback. Shoutouts to everyone in Greenville who let us film in their locations(East Coast Music & Video/Rehab Bar). We actually weren’t sure what song we were gonna shoot the video right up until we shot it. So for the lack of preparation, I think it turned out great. Haha. Make sure you check it out and rate it, leave commments, and enjoy…


Fat Rat Da Czar – The Invitation (prod. by MidiMarc) Video

Shoutout to the homie, MidiMarc. This cat has been bubbling under the surface for quite sometime, but it won’t be for much longer before this SC producer gets his due shine. I had the honor of recording to one of his beats a couple years ago, and I am counting down the days until I get to do it again. Fat Rat Da Czar and Marc have been working together for a few, and recently released this new video for The Invitation. Make sure you check it out and support good Hip Hop…


Sha Stimuli – Promo for Unsung Vol. 1: The Garden of Eden

Shoutout to Sha for this dope promo for his new project, Unsung Vol.1: The Garden of Eden which dropped Digitally today. I got to chop it up with this cat a couple months back in ATL, and dude is as humble as he is talented. So make sure you check out the video, then go cop the new release from one of the hardest working emcees doing it…


Kida – iGo (Video Trailer)

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Yoooooo, check out this trailer from the upcoming iGo video by Kida. Daaaaamn. This joint looks crazy. I can’t wait for the whole video to drop. Giant ups to a.Fam Entertainment…


Murs & 9th Wonder – I Used to Love H.e.r. (Again)

Murs & 9th Wonder have proven to be a formidable duo. They have released a handful of albums over the last few years, and each one seems to get better & better. Check out this video form their last offering. It’s a remake of Common’s classic. Dope visuals and  dope rhymes…what else could you want?!?


K-Hill – Millions (Prod. by Picasso) Video

Shoutout to K-Hill for this joint. I had the honor of editing it, and I really think it came out dope. Look for all the NC Hip Hop artists cameos at the club shot, that ish is bonkers. & shouts to Picasso for hitting K off with such a banger of a beat. Achilles Hill out soon…


Drique London x Pump It Up Media – “Award Tour”

Shoutout to the homie Drique for banging out another dope joint in his weekly series. On this round, he and Pump It Up Media team up to promote hip-hop by remaking Tribe Called Quest “Award Tour”. Tributing real hip-hop.Take a listen, like it, love it and download the track for FREE here….


K. Hill – Why Don’t Cha?

This video will always be a classic to K. Hill & I. & I hope the rest of the NC Hip Hop community feels the same. This video came about as Hill hit me up and told me he needed a quick, one-shot video done as promotion for a video that producer NickThe1der was putting together. He invited me to his homeboy, Ali’s crib, and after a quick sesh, we knocked out about 10 shots on the makeshift green screen that Ali had made in his garage. The kicker is that I had never worked with green screen before. But after a few tutorials and a little bit of creativity, the video for “Why Don’t Cha?” sprung to life. This was another one of my first videos that made a splash on the major blogs. Check it out…


FamCo. Clothing New Fashion Video

Shoutout to FamCo. Clothing for coming correct with dope music and dope gear. Here is the behind the scenes video of their newest photoshoot and a new download from their upcoming mixtape. Make sure you keep your ears and eyes out for this upstart company out of Greensboro. They are a force to be reckoned with. Now if I could just get my hands on one of those hoodies. Haha. Download “To The Top” here


Pump It Up Media x Drique London

 

Shoutout to Drique London. I got to kick it with the homie for a few at the GetDownSon Release Party last weekend. Here goes a new video and download from him. He has a new one coming every week until January, so get ready. If you like the joint, you can download it here


Rapsody feat. Thee Tom Hardy & Skyzoo – “Honda Accord Music” REMIX (Music Video)

Shoutout to Rap, Hardy, Skyzoo, & 9th for putting together another dope joint and video. If you haven’t picked up Rapsody’s star-studded mixtape, you can do so here.


Dr. Dre feat Snoop, Akon & Nate Dogg – Kush (Video)

A lot has been made about this song. Even more has been made about Detox in general. The bottom line is that it’s for sure coming out soon, and we need to embrace the Good Doctor for everything he has done in Hip Hop. Plus Snoop says my favorite line of the year, “Still I am, tighter than the pants on Will.I.Am..” Hahahaha. I have confidence that this album will be a classic. I can’t wait till I get the chance to BUY it. You should too..


J Pinder – Upside Down (Video)

 

Seattle native & Atlanta transplant has dropped this heater from his upcoming project, Code Red 2.0. The video is super dope, so make sure you check it out. I got to cut it up with Pinder at the A3C Fest this past October, as he recently secured a distribution deal with HOJ. I also got to put together the cover for his new project, will be released soon. Stay tuned for that…


Sean Boog – Gettin’ Mine (Video)

Shoutout to Sean Boog of the Away Team/Duck Down, for the dope new video. Great visuals, and cameos by Skyzoo, King Mez, Act Proof, 9th Wonder, Khrysis, and more make this video an instant classic on the NC Hip Hop scene. It’s hard not to deny the force that IWWMG is bringing to the table right now. Shine on…