Monday, October 22, 2012

P.O.S: "Get Down ft. Mike Mictlan" (Music Video)

The new P.O.S album is now out. It's the electro-grime rap prescription that your doctor would order, if you could afford health care. Go buy We Don't Even Live Here when you get the chance.

Also, if you haven't heard, P.O.S needs a new kidney. You can help by donating through PayPal to

Big Quarters: "Grown Up ft. Sims"

Big Quarters announced a new EP, Somos No Joke, out Nov. 8. It's going to feature Sims (featured on the single below), Longshot, and I.B.E. And it's going to feature Big Quarters. And Big Quarters are awesome. So get excited.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mike Mictlan: "SNAXXX" (Mixtape)

Mike Mictlan's SNAXXX mixtape has been getting plenty of local Twitter buzz, and is finally here. It was largely produced by 2% Muck and from what I can tell so far is a grimy listen throughout. One thing that's important to point out is there's a song here called "Spicy PeeƱ."There are also contributions from P.O.S, Spider Baybie Raw Dog, Greg Grease, Lizzo, and more. You can download the album for the "name your price" method at Mictlan's Bandcamp, or get the limited edition SNAXX PAXXX while supplies last. Stream the project after the jump.

Big Cats: "One" (Music Video)

Big Cats' instrumental album For My Mother is coming out in less than a week, on Tuesday Oct. 2. Based on the songs we've heard so far, and this new video for leadoff track "One," it promises to be a great overall piece of music. You can order For My Mother online on CD or vinyl; 75% of the proceeds from the album will go to the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance, in honor or Christi Wirth-Davis. Lastly, remember that Big Cats complete with a live band will perform at the For My Mother release party on Thursday 10/11 at the Cedar Cultural Center.

Prof: Kaiser Von Powderhorn 3 (Mixtape)

After "New Kid" and the video for "Me Boi," Prof has now released his newest mixtape, Kaiser Von Powderhorn 3, in full. It's a free download at Prof's Bandcamp site, and features Slug and Yelawolf, as well as production from Lazerbeak. Stream it below.

Paper Tiger: Beat Tape

Those who pre-ordered the physical copy of Paper Tiger's Summer EP received as a bonus the limited run physical copy of this beat tape. Now, fortunately for everyone else, Paper Tiger has decided to make that beat tape available as a download. Stream it below or download it for free at Paper Tiger's Bandcamp page.

Toki Wright: "High Definition" (Music Video)

Here is the music video for Toki Wright's "High Definition," off his FADERS mixtape. Adam Dunn directed the video.

Alex Frecon: "San Fran" (Music Video)

New video from Alex Frecon, directed by Jason Chorba of XGenesis Productions. Purchase Alex Frecon's The Hedgehog Dilemma on iTunes.

BdotCroc: "Not Ya Average" (Music Video)

New video from BdotCroc.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Danny Brown: "Change"

Depending on how big of a Blu fan you are, you may have caught his 2008 album with elusive producer mainframe under the moniker Johnson&Jonson. It was an unstructured album with Blu rhyming over obscure, hazy psychedelic rock samples and ended up being one of my favorite albums of that year, and probably my second favorite Blu project to date. Now, Johnson&Jonson are teaming up to produce a new album by the prolific Danny Brown, who always seems to be wearing multiple hats. On their first single, "Change," he dials back his hyped out, grime music-inspired yelp rap, for a surprisingly smooth and subdued style. Their album, which is coming out under the name Danny Johnson, should be out relatively soon.