Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pitchfork Presents Selector with A$AP Rocky

In Pitchfork's latest episode of Selector they catchup with the A$AP Mob and capture the crew playing laser tag as well as freestyling.

Check it out here: Video: Pitchfork Selector: ASAP Rocky

Rest in Peace Patrice O'Neal

Today Patrice O'Neal's death was confirmed after suffering from complications of a stroke that he had in October. I was just watching one of his stand-ups the other day and the big guy had a certain glow about him on stage that was very attractive and gave off great vibes. It's unfortunate that the world has lost a great entertainer, I hate to have to share the bad news.

The Kid Daytona feat. Action Bronson - "Ivory Coast Crime Scene"

New Kid Daytona featuring Brons, a very nice collaborative effort from the two. This is the second release from Daytona's Interlude II that drops December 19th.

Juicy J - "Blue Dream & Lean"

New music from the Triple 6 mafioso and it's 28 cuts deep.The mixtape features a ton of surprise guests including Casey Veggies, Kreayshawn, 2 Chainz, and a slew of others.

Download here: Juicy J - "Blue Dream & Lean"

Action Bronson - "Well Done" (album)

Its been exactly a week now since Action Bronson dropped Well Done, if you have not had a chance to listen to or purchase this project then you're definitely missing out on some true rhymesayin'. The Chef Bronsonlini has been cookin lately so get on the bus.

Download Itunes : Action Bronson- Well Done

G.R.A.M.Z - "The Learning" (Produced by Dj Babu of Dilated Peoples)

G.R.A.M.Z. is a name that you will soon be very familiar with if you're not already. Dude is mad dope and bolsters a unique style as a rap recording artist. He reps the 4fun set which has been making a name for themselves as individuals as a well as a collective lately. Don't say I didn't warn you about the movement, be on the lookout for G.R.A.M.Z upcoming project MALCOLMS LIL GREEN CAR Presented By LRG...dropping February 2012

ASAP Rocky - "Demons" (video)

Readers of The Krusader know that we are fans of the ASAP crew around here so of course we would post this for you. Here's Rocky with "Demons". Video directed by Donjai.

Lamma - "Neva Get it Back"

New music from Lamma, you might be familiar with him if you frequent The Krusader. This is another cut from Lamma's latest Who's Lamma. MagicFinna Wong on the production.

J.A.E. - "Just My Time"

Here's a new project from J.A.E. the lionshare of the production is done by 78 West and Bravestar, the tape dropped about 2 weeks ago but better late than never.
J.A.E. - "Just My Time”

Jus Smith - "Torch" (video)

We dropped the teaser a few days ago now here's Torch in full from Harlem's own Jus Smith. Check the visuals out and see what ya think.

Louwiggz - "In My Own Right" (album)

A lot of people may not be familiar with Louwiggz but i definitely encourage you to check him out. The album just dropped a few days ago so if you're interested head on over to the bandcamp

Rock Mecca - "Runnin' Runnin"

Not too long ago we dropped Rock Mecca's first single, now the Queen's emcee is back with a follow up joint. Lookout for his debut album Pirate Radio Star coming soon.

Danny Brown - "Blunt After Blunt" (video)

STYLE! I'm very happy to have this one on The Krusader. This is the video for Danny Brown's "Blunt After Blunt", directed by none other than ASAP Rocky and The ICU. You can here "Blunt After Blunt" on the fantastic "XXX".

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Skotch Davis - "Are You Hearing Me Clearly?"

Harlem-native Skotch Davis has released his new project, "Are You Hearing Me Clearly?!". Ya'll know we provide dopeness. That's 15 tracks of it. Check the link.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Nemo Achida - "Nemotional"

Hip-Hop penetrates every part of this nation and the world. That's something that's easy to forget these days, so I present to you, "Nemotional". "Nemotional" is the new LP from Lexington, Kentucky native, Nemo Achida. This project features production from Nemo, Northern Lights, Kuntry Noiz, Ellie Herring, and Sir Flywalker. Get "Nemotional" here.

10. Deep Holiday 2011 Collection

The holiday collections are rollin in, if you haven't had a chance to check out 10 Deep's yet you should definitely stop by their online store "Life's a gamble"

Mishka Holiday '11 Collection

Happy Holiday Krusaders, get ready for the season by copping a few pieces from Mishka's latest line. There's a lot of hot stuff in this collection so go over to their online store and check it out.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Odd Future's Pop-Up Store!

Odd Future has opened up a pop-up store in LA. To all our lucky LA readers, the store will have some exclusive items not found online. I suggest you go check it out. It's also been hinted some of the group may be there as well. You can find the store at 410 North Fairfax. Hours are Monday through Sunday from 12 PM - 5 PM PST.

Rugz D. Bewler - "By Any Means Necessary"

Harlem in here! Rugz D. Bewler's project, "By Any Means Necessary", released today. Ya'll know it wouldn't be on this site unless it was dope. Download it right now.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Mid-Nite - "12 AM" Trailer

We got something from the 4Fun Set for you today, readers. Mid-Nite put out this trailer for his upcoming project, "12 AM". Check it out right now.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A$AP Ferg - "A Hundred Million Roses"

You might have heard Ferg talkin shit on "Kissin Pink" which is my favorite track off of LiveloveAsap or on his collab with Vulkan on "Coke&Rum. "This is his first solo effort and I definitely urge you to check it out.

A$AP Ferg - A Hundred Million Roses

SPACEGHOSTPURRP - "Pheel Tha Phonk 1990" (video)

"Better hide when them RVIDXR's come through" New video from Spaceghostpurp directed by Strange Customs.

The Boston Globe Reviews "Well Done"

Its about that time. The new Bronsolini is already receiving great reviews and notoriety from widely read publications, check out this review from the Boston Globe newspaper. Once again there's the Ghostface comparison, but hey if I were an emcee i don't think I'd mind that parallel.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Action Bronson/Statik Selektah - "Not Enough Words"

Action Bronson and Statik Selektah's project, "Well Done", drops tomorrow. That's all you need to know. But here at the Krusader, we give you more than that. So here's the video for "Not Enough Words", directed by Tom Gould and Alexander Richter. Get "Well Done" at iTunes here.

A$AP Ant feat. eMex & YT - "Ridin Round Slow"

A new track from up out of that A$AP camp, the boys have a had a great run this year. Don't overlook the other artists just because Rocky is blowing up there's a lot of talent in this squad that's yet to be showcased.

Common - "Celebrate"

A new track is unveiled from Common's upcoming album, "The Dreamer/The Believer", releasing December 20. The track, "Celebrate", is of course produced by No I.D., as is the entire album.

Check out "Celebrate" below:
Common - "Celebrate" by ThinkCommon

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Jus Smith (feat Danielle Watson) - "Torch" (trailer)

New trailer for Harlem's own JUS SMITH for music video "Torch" directed by Var EZ. Check it out, offficial full video will be released soon.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Steve Stoute - "The Tanning Effect" - Pharell (Part 1, 2, and 3)

In this episode of "The Tanning Effect", Steve Stoute interviews Pharell on a variety of musical and non-musical subjects from Teddy Riley to Justin Timberlake. Very interesting is when he talks about Michael Jackson during the Timberlake segment. Props to the Huffington Post's Black Voices. Check out the videos son.

Mishka D.A.R.T. Fall/Holiday 2011 Lookbook by Tak Sakamoto

Mishka just recently released this lookbook that they put together for D.A.R.T. and it looks great. The line is inspired by the NYC track bike scene but as someone who doesnt necessarily identify with the bicyclist community I still appreciate the pieces and I think you can do the same. Check out the gear over at Mishka's online store if you're thinking about grabbing some for yourself.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Mr.MuthafuckinExquire - "Lou Ferigno’s Mad”

New Exquire video, if you haven't heard much from him you definitely need to get familiar. Check out this fly shit.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kid Sister feat. Danny Brown - "Gucci Rag Top" (RMX)

This is a great fun track Kid Sister featuring my new favorite rapper Danny Brown #style. This visuals are pretty simple but effective.

Mobb Deep feat Nas - "Get it Forever"

It just feels good to even be able to post this. Just hearing M-O-B-B back on wax together is a delight and when you add Nas in the mix you can't lose. The Black Cocaine EP is dropping next Friday, stay tuned.

DJ Premier with Nas and the Berklee Symphony Orchestra - "Regeneration"

I present to you...dopeness. DJ Premier,arguably the Greatest of All Time in producing, with Nas, arguably the Greatest of All Time in rapping with the Berklee Symphony Orchestra. This team up is for the Re:Generation Project, which features DJ Premier, Skrillex, The Crystal Method, Pretty Lights, and Mark Ronson as they "show how our musical past is influencing the future". Presented by Hyundai Veloster. Check out Re:Generation at http://www.regenerationmusicproject.com/

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Creative Control Occupies Wall Street

OCCUPY WALL STREET from Creative Control on Vimeo.

Creative Control members Coodie Rock and Chike went to Occupy Wall Street and made this great video in Zucotti Park. We Are The 99%

Dom Kennedy - "Choose Up" (Live)

The City of Angels' own, Dom Kennedy, performs his song "Choose Up" live in his hometown in this video, presented by Vitamin Water Uncapped for Fader.

Curren$y feat. Sir Michael Rocks - "Luxury Sport"

Today on the Krusader we have a new Jet Life collab with Curren$y and the recently signed, Sir Michael Rocks, entitled, "Luxury Sport". Anything else that needs to be said?

Download "Luxury Sport" here.

ScienZe - "When Skies Fall" (album)

BK emcee ScienZe has blessed us with a new body of work for our listening pleasure. This is his debut album and the project features collaborations from Asher Roth, Chris Faust and a slew of others. Bump this.
Support good music Purchase and Download the album
Bandcamp:Scienze – “When Skies Fall”
Itunes: Scienze – “When Skies Fall”

The Very Best of Versace for H & M

You may have seen a few photos of Yeezy reppin some pieces from the highly anticipated V4HM line. This is set to be a very big release and a great cross marketing experiment for both companies. The line features some really fly pieces for both guys and girls and for high fashion the prices are pretty decent. The collection will be in selected stores starting November 19 at 8am but everything is expected to sell out quickly. In fact some fashion news articles mentioned today that stores will only open to the first 280 customers in line who will only be able to shop for 15 minutes, then allow the next 280 people and so on. I'm hoping to be in that first 280 to grab a few things for myself. Check out the collection for yourself at their Website

Rock Mecca - "New York Noise"

Rock Mecca sent his single over earlier and in my opinion it's pretty good. The track has a nostalgic style in the form of that classic New York street talk. This is the artists' first single from his debut album Pirate Radio Star. If you like this then stay tuned to hear more Rock Mecca cuts from his project that will be releasing later.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Kenneth Price/9th Wonder - "The Wonder Year"

The Wonder Year - Trailer from LRG on Vimeo.

Recently, I was very lucky to see a screening of "The Wonder Year" in my hometown at Barton College. This was preceded by a lecture by 9th Wonder himself, and was succeeded by a Q&A session. I was lucky enough to see 9th last year at UNC Charlotte, and I was very excited to be able to see him again. For those who don't know (aka everybody), Little Brother's "The Minstrel Show" was the second album I had spent my own money on after being introduced to their music by my older brother. After seeing the film, and seeing him speak in person twice, I can definitely say that 9th Wonder is someone kids can look up to, which is more than I can say for many folks. If you can, I would urge you to try to get to a screening, or try to get 9th to come to your town. And with that, I'll leave you with my 2nd attempt at a pic with 9th. I'm gonna have to try to get a 3rd...

Rapsody - "For Everything"

I've been waiting to post this one. Here we have one from Jamla! Rapsody's brand new, and I mean BRAND NEW, project, "For Everything". Production by 9th Wonder, Khrysis, Eric G., and Amp. Features from Kendrick Lamar, Bluu Suede, Freeway, and GQ. I actually saw Rapsody in person at a screening of "The Wonder Year" at Barton College, but didn't get a pic or autograph (beating myself up for that one).

Gone head and download that right now.

L.E.P. Bogus Boys - "Now or Neva" (mixtape)

If you havent had an opportunity to check out this project from the Chicagoans you NEED to definitely give it a listen. The mixtape has received great reviews, including a rating of "XL" in XXLMag. With the blessing of Green Lantern the boys deliver a gangsta rap narrative that's fresh and powerful.

Download: L.E.P. Bogus Boys - "Now or Neva" (mixtape)

ScHoolboy Q - "My Hatin' Joint" (Audio)

I wouldn't let a TDE release pass the readers by! Here's ScHoolboy Q's new track, "My Hatin' Joint", produced by Mike Will. Q's #HnC is due very soon. Make sure you get it.

ScHoolboy Q - My Hatin' Joint [Prod. By Mike Will Made It] by Mixedbyali

Action Bronson - "Cocoa Butter" (Live)

Action Bronson: "Cocoa Butter" Live at Digital Freshness from Ruby Hornet on Vimeo.

We got the big man from Queens, Action Bronson, performing "Cocoa Butter" LIVE at Digital Freshness. I'm jealous yo. You can get "Cocoa Butter" on Action's new LP, Well Done, which is coming soon! Also, "coming soon" means in one week. Better get it ya'll.

Young Swift feat. Young Jeezy and Jim Jones - "I Like It"

Young Swift, straight out of my home state, North Carolina, has a new track out with Young Jeezy and the Capo, Jim Jones. Go head and check it out.

Get "I Like It" here.

Curren$y Speaks On "Jet World Order"

Got a great update for my Curren$y and Jet Life fans. The above is a ten-minute video with Spitta speaking about the upcoming Jet Life compilation, "Jet World Order" and other things. Roddy also shows up and gives a release date for his individual project.

Nesby Phips - "The Lockout" (mixtape)

New Orleans native, Nesby Phips, is back with a new project entitled, "The Lockout", sponsored by DJ Booth. This latest mixtape phiptape features some great artists, some you may know, some you may not. Stalley, Curren$y, and more are guests on this project. Here's the tracklist:

01. Hye Yah
02. Changes
03. Feel Good (ft. H.E.R.)
04. Magic (ft Curren$y & Stalley)
05. Noir (ft. Fiend)
06. How It Feel (ft. Dinero & LG)
07. H.D. & B.G.
08. Good Bad Ugly (ft Corner Boy P & Cypher)
09. Plain Sight (ft. Kosher Beets)
10. The Avowal II
11. Beast (ft. Eazy Money)
12. I Am (ft Tree)
13. Muse (ft. Kym)

If you want to get in on the latest of the Phiptapes, all you need to do is click this.

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa - "Mac and Devin Go To High School"

Here's the cover to Snoop and Wiz's collaborative project, "Mac and Devin Go To High School", which is the soundtrack to their other collaborative project, "Mac and Devin Go To High School (film)".

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thomas Parker - "Nature" (EP Listening Party)

Here's a dude that I know very well from back home that has found his way to the big city of dreams. Since a young age I've known Thomas and he has a special talent and voice that the world needs to hear. He's a young man but his voice will remind you of a seasoned crooner when you hear it. If you're in the area on December 9, I strongly encourage you to stop through and show support.

Frank Ocean - "Think About You" (SBTRKT remix)

Sir Francis of the Oceanic Territory has been killin it lately and shows no signs of slowing up. SBTRKT lends great remix production to an already dope Frank Ocean track.

Frank Ocean - Thinking Bout You (edit) by sbtrkt

Common - "The Dreamer, The Believer" (tracklist)

All Com Sense fans stand up, No I.D. has released the tracklist for the Chicagoan's upcoming LP that's dropping in December. . . Maya Angelou is on the album, need I say more?

1. The Dreamer (Feat. Maya Angelou)
2. Ghetto Dreams (Feat. Nas)
3. Blue Sky
4. So Sweet
5. Gold
6. Lovin I Lost
7. Raw (How You Like It)
8. Cloth
9. Celebrate
10. Windows
11. The Believer (Feat. John Legend)
12. Pops Belief

King Krule - "The Noose of Jah City"

Stumbled upon this video and I can't really put my finger on it but something about it really attracts me. This song is dope and visuals are simple but get the job done. The simplicity of this track is a beauty. What's even more impressive is that this artist is only 17 years old, through Krule's music he gives voice to the kids who essentially fueled the past riots in London this summer. Check it out and see how you feel about the young Englishman.

Download: King Krule Self-Titled (EP)

T Free - "Fly for Free" (mixtape)

Been waiting a while to hear some new material from my dude T Free, I met him not too long ago at North Carolina Central and it didn't take me long to realize T was a dope dude. A young man with an old soul, here is his debut mixtape, hope you enjoy this fly shit.

Download: T Free - "Fly for Free"

Madison - "Vanilla Sky" (mixtape review)

Alright here's something new from an artist many of you may not be familiar with. I definitely encourage you to take a listen to this tape, Rox Fontaine says that Madison is "probably the most dangerous artist that you've never heard of" and if you listen to this project then you'll see the evidence.
Overall the mixtape is well crafted and designed leaning more towards the direction of an actual album. It seems like the sounds were carefully chosen and arranged in the proper sequence as they seamlessly transition from one song to the next; the production on this tape is progressive and definitely stellar. Yet Madison doesn't just fall back and let the production run it's course, he delivers plenty of dope verses and lyrically driven concepts that are exceptional. Throughout the tape Madison's delivery and flow is on point and the artist has a strong voice that immediately commands the attention of the listener
I would highlight a few standout tracks but I think its important to consume this project in its entirety. "Vanilla Sky" is definitely one of the stronger projects that you'll hear this year, it's both musical and lyrical, the combination will make your eyes bleed. I strongly encourage you to check this out.

Download: Madison - "Vanilla Sky"

Louwiggz - "G.O.A.T"

New music from the Bronx emcee Louwiggz, have a listen to this joint. The artist's debut album In My Own Right will be dropping November 24 so be on the lookout.
Download: Louwiggz - "G.O.A.T"

Sunday, November 13, 2011

French Montana Performing Live In Toronto

This past Friday, November 11th, 2011 French Montana was in Toronto for a performance at Kool Haus and absolutely killed it. The Goodie Bag and Hip Hop Heavy were on-hand as usual to bring us this dope video recap. Enjoy.

Iron Lyon feat. Ed O.G. - "Long Strange Trip" (video)

Aight readers. Here's the video for "Long Strange Trip" by the New York-based Iron Lyon featuring Boston native, Ed O.G. I posted about his EP, "Groundwork" a couple days ago. This video is very laidback, and if you know me, then you know that's my style. Production by Chad Dubz and video direction by Steve Osemwekhae. "Long Strange Trip" will be on the upcoming LP, "From The Ground Up", due out in early 2012.

Download "Long Strange Trip" here.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Asher Roth - "Common Knowledge"

None of ya'll out there know this, but I'm an Asher Roth fan. With that said, here's the new track "Common Knowledge" produced by the Blended Babies.

Download "Common Knowledge" here.

Ninjasonik feat. Troy Ave and Vinny Chase - "93 Til Infinity (Remix)"

Here we have a brand new track by Ninjasonik, the "93 Til Infinity (Remix)". For the remix, Jah-Jah and Telli called in Troy Ave and Vinny Chase and they came together to make this joint. You know you wanna listen to it. Got you covered.

Listen to "93 Til Infinity Remix" below: Hypetrak Premiere: Ninjasonik featuring Troy Ave & Vinny Chase - 93 Til Infinity (Remix) by Hypetrak

10.Deep Holiday '11 Preview - "Life's A Gamble"

10.DEEP HOLIDAY '11 PREVIEW - "LIFE'S A GAMBLE." from 10 Deep on Vimeo.

Here's your Krusader fashion fix for today. This nice video gives us a preview of what 10.Deep Clothing has got planned for this Holiday 2011 season. You might wanna get involved in the freshness.

Doomtree - "Beacon"

Aight ya'll. We got a new track from Doomtree off their soon-to-be released album, "No Kings", dropping the 22nd of November. Cecil Otter on the production. The track features Cecil, P.O.S., Dessa, and Sims. If you're a fan of Doomtree, I would suggest checking this out to pre-order the album. Pre-ordering has bonuses like you got it from GameStop.

Listen to "Beacon" below: Doomtree "Beacon" by doomtree. Uploaded with Scup

XV - Off the Dome Freestyle On HardKnock TV

I love seeing things like this. We got X to the V on HardKnockTv freestyling off the dome. He's just chillin', having fun, and spitting rhymes. Very appreciated video right here. Big thanks to Nick Huff Barili for this one.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Iron Lyon - "Groundwork EP"

Got something special for the readers tonight! Just kidding, everything's special here at The Krusader. But check out the new "Groundwork EP" by Iron Lyon. The Lyon is an international man, so with this EP he's got work from producers from 4 European countries. This is a man that was hit by a bus while on his motorcycle, but he still hasn't given up on music.

Download the "Groundwork EP" right here.

The Throne feat. Frank Ocean - "No Church In The Wild (Live)"

No Church In The Wild - Live At The Garden from Brook Bobbins on Vimeo.

Does this video really need any explanation? Probably not, but I'll give you one anyway. Here we have The Throne, Jay-Z & Kanye West, performing "No Church In The Wild" with Frank Ocean, live at Madison Square Garden. What more can I say?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Stalley - "330" (video)

The man with the beard, Ohio-native Stalley, released the video for his fantastic song, "330". The song is featured on the mixtape, "Lincoln Way Nights" and produced by Rashad. Video directed by Illusive Media.

Slim Dollars - "Promethazine" (video)

New video from Slim the Harlem emcee, something to lean to. Pun intended.

Nickelus F - "Faces" (mixtape)

Nickelus F's new mixtape, "Faces", dropped yesterday. Go pick it up. Also,, go wish him a happy belated because it was his birthday yesterday as well.

Pick up "Faces" right now. Download here

Labour Love After Hours Presents: Carlitta Durand

buy your tickets

Belly - "Purple Drugs" (video)

Canandian artist Belly release the video for his song "Purple Drugs" recently. The song is from his new project, which is coming up quite soon, "The Greatest Dream I Never Had", dropping 11/11/11. Video directed by FOOTAGE.

Pete Rock on Heavy D's Death

Here we have the audio from the legendary Pete Rock speaking with Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg on their radio show about his first-cousin, the very recently passed legend, Heavy D. Respect to the legends.

Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg also put together a Heavy D Tribute Mix which can be downloaded below.

Skizzy Mars - "Another World"

Skizzy's back. Skizzy Mars returns with his take on "Another World" by British duo, The Chemical Brothers. Rappers that take on different types of music should have more spotlight. Check it out ya'll.

Listen to "Another World" below
Another World by SkizTheRapper

Cities Aviv - "Wet Dream"

Cities Aviv, doing it for Memphis, Tennessee, has released a new track entitled "Wet Dream". If you haven't heard of Cities Aviv before, let me tell you right now not to assume you know his sound because he's from Memphis. This isn't Three 6 Mafia or Yo Gotti.

Check out Cities Aviv's on Bandcamp here for the download.

Listen to "Wet Dream"