Dec 2, 2011

Making Moves

Yo what's up everybody. Hope you're having a good day. I have some news for ya'll. Brandknewblog is now an OFFICIAL domain. Yeah, that's right, we have our own website now. We no longer have that "" thing in between. We moved over to our own host and domain and everything. We're making major moves in trying to become a successful Hip Hop music blog. SO go ahead and view the website RIGHT NOW! at DO IT. DO IT NOW. I'm not sure what you're waiting for. JUST GO AHEAD AND DO IT! And spread the word. Thanks. Peace.

Andrew Kelley Presents: Dope On The Table - Raekwon (FreEP)

Beatsmith and A&R Andrew Kelley has come together with The DJBooth to bring listeners Dope on the Table, an exclusive collection of remixed cuts by Raekwon the Chef.

Originally conceived as a mixtape project in conjunction with the Wu-Tang spitter’s management, but never completed (read the full story at Kelley’s Tumblr), the set has been resurrected in the form of a Booth-exclusive, seven-track EP. Included on the tracklist is Kelley’s reader-approved reinterpretation of Chamber Music inclusion “Ill Figures.”

Kelley provides all production throughout the project, which features guest appearances from Big L, M.O.P., Kool G Rap, Notorious B.I.G., Ghostface Killah, Sean Price, Pusha T, Littles, Fabolous and Big Boi.

Download link and tracklist after the jump.

Dec 1, 2011

Joe Budden - She Don't Love Me (Featuring Emanny)

Joe Budden expresses his feelings about love and heartbreak on this track. A special 2dopeboyz project called Feature Presentation is coming out soon.

Download: Joe Budden-She Dont Love Me (Feat Emanny)

Trey Songz - What I Be On (Featuring Fabolous)

Inevitable EP is out now.

B.o.B. Confirms Collab Album W/ T.I. (Video)

B.o.B. stops by to speak on his previous album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray and his next project, Strange Clouds. B.o.B. also confirms that there is a collaboration album coming out with T.I. called, The Man and The Martian.

FADER: At Home W/ Action Bronson (Video)

If you listen to Action Bronson's music, you know that he really, really, really enjoys food. In this video, Bronson takes his Thanksgiving leftovers and makes some bomb sliders.

Fashawn - Generation F

One of my favorite West Coast emcees, Fashawn, released a single that is coming off his upcoming album Chardonnay & Styrofoam Cups.

Fashawn-Generation F

Michael Francis - Make Love

Cold Hearted Chronicles is available now as an advanced copy at MichaelFrancisMusic. The will be officially released next month, with additional bonus songs. Oh and the group that produced this joint, The out for them. They're dope.

Michael Francis-Make Love

Young Jeezy - Talk to Me (Featuring Freddie Gibbs & Eminem)

Previously, Jeezy brought together Jay-Z and Andre 3000 on a track. Now, we get Freddie Gibbs and Eminem.

Young Jeezy Ft Freddie Gibbs & Eminem-Talk To Me

Mobb Deep - Waterboardin'

Black Cocaine is in stores now. This is a bonus cut off the EP.

Download: Mobb Deep-Waterboardingmp3

Nov 30, 2011

McKenzie Eddie - Bees

I watched this video because the girl seemed pretty cute. *Guilty*. And then I was granted with a gift of wonderful music.

B.o.B. On Possible T.I. Collab Album

Get More: Music News

Out off all the collaboration talks that are happening after Watch The Throne was released, this one seems pretty dope. Hopefully it can happen after both of their respective albums drop later next year.

Ryan Leslie - Beautiful Lie (Music Video)

The second in a series of 10 videos that will end on Ryan's Les Is More visual album.

Mike Posner - Looks Like Sex

The preview of this song appeared on Mike Posner's mixtape The Layover. Here is the full version of the song.

T-Pain - Look At Her Go (Featuring Chris Brown)

rEvolver is dropping December 6th.

Nov 29, 2011

Sound FX - A Son's Prayer

Some new Sound FX. The Sunset LP is coming soon.

Sound FX - A Son's Prayer

THURZ - DOPE (Video)

Off of THURZ's album LA Riot, which I consider one of the best albums of the year.

Soul Khan - Someones Pocket

Pursuance EP is dropping December 6th.

SonReal - Haunted Ft. Ali Milner (Music Video)

It's weird how a video can convince you to look at a project. With that being said, I urge everyone to check out SonReal's mixtape Where's Waldo

ScHoolboy Q - Sacrilegious (Music Video)

Habits & Contradictions is dropping later in December.

Nov 28, 2011

Frank Ocean Live In New York (Video)

Speaking of Frank Ocean, here's his first live performance in New York. I've heard nothing but good things about his concerts. He performs "Dust" and "Acura Integurl" in this video.

Frank Ocean is GQ's Man of the Year (Video)

Frank Ocean was chosen by GQ to be the "Man of the Year". In the interview he speaks on Kanye West, Adele, and more.

Rita Ora Covers Outkast (Video)

Oh. My. Goodness. Rita Ora is a singer off Jay-Z's label, Roc Nation and she decided to do an acoustic cover of Outkast's "Hey Ya".

Blu - ez (Prod. Madlib)

Man listen, Blu has the best flow ever. Anyways, here's a track off of Blu's unreleased tape ucla that's entirely produced by Madlib.

Blu-ez (Prod Madlib)

Raheem DeVaughn - Lotus Flower Bomb (Remix)

Off of Raheem's upcoming tape Jackin 4 Beats.

Raheem DeVaughn-Lotus Flower Bomb (rmx)

B.o.B. - E.P.I.C. (Every Play Is Crucial) Mixtape

A new Bobby Ray mixtape that features Eminem, Big K.R.I.T., Mos Def and more. Tracklist and download link after the jump

Nov 25, 2011

Is Drake's "Take Care" Album Too Soft? (Video)

This is what I've been trying to say for weeks yo. Take Care is softer than pillows filled with rose pedals. At the same time, homeboy is telling people he'll "catch a body" or have people do stuff for him. Dawg...please.

Black Star - You Already Knew

Second single off of Black Star's mixtape, Aretha Franklin. You can click the link on the bottom for the first track that was released.

Black Star-You Already Knew

Previous: Black Star - Fix Up

Beyonce - Dance For You (Video)

*Presses mute button* Ohhhhh Beyonce.

Nov 24, 2011

The Weeknd - The Knowing (Music Video)

The first OFFICIAL video by the artist The Weeknd. For the song "The Knowing" off of the fantastic House Of Balloons.

Lupe Fiasco - Friend of the People: I Fight Evil

I really enjoyed his last mixtape Enemy of the State couple of years back. Hopefully, this will actually be pretty decent. His music as of late...hasn't been that great in my opinion. Hit the jump for the tracklist and download link. Happy Thanksgiving. 

Nov 23, 2011

T.I. on Trouble Man and Pyro

T.I. takes the time to speak to Billboard as he states that he wants to work with Bruno Mars, Cee-Lo Green, Usher, Frank Ocean, and Miguel (A lot of crooners if you ask me. I definitely think a Frank Ocean collab would be dope).

Sene - Say Anything (Featuring Soul Khan)

An unreleased track that was originally supposed to be on exit, us.

Sene-say anything f Soul Khan

Nov 22, 2011

Brand (K)new Submission: Tha Pro - Rollin Stoned (Music Video)

Sort of a Brand (K)new Submissio. I got connected to this emcee through a friend of mine. He's a dope artist representing that city El Paso.

Born In Oahu, HI & Raised In The Streets Of EP Texas "Deuce Fo"(24Block), This Young MC/Producer Definitely Is Here To Give The Game Growth And Definitely Make An Impact In The Hip-Hop Industry. Stated "With Nothing But Faith, Drive, And Determination.. I Wont Stop Till We All On Top" Tha PRO & 24BLOCK Team Is Anxiously On The Grind 24/7 To Bring To U And Yours Nothing But "PowerFuel Music", To Uplift, Inspire, And Most Definitely Get Down To. Mixing A Combination Of Hot Beats With Real Raw Lyrics, They Cant Be Denied. "24BLOCK" Baby, We Here To Stay. Tha PRO Is Definitely Not Someone You Want To Underestimate In This Game.

Do yourself a favor and download his mixtape, Tha Definition

Be sure to visit his Facebook page:

Zawcain - Ride Wit Us (Music Video)

You might remember Zawcain from last years BET Hip Hop Awards cypher. I know of him because he's representing the city I love. El Paso, Texas. Enjoy.

Kendrick Lamar - Rigomortis remix (Featuring Busta Rhymes)

Man listen...the flow that K Dot shows on here is incredible. He completely snaps on this track. AND THEN we get Bussa Buss to show off his skills? Dope, indeed.

Kendrick_Lamar-Rigamortus (rmx) featuring Busta Rhymes

Jon Connor - No Thrillz

This is pretty dope. Season 2 drops December 12th. 

Jon Connor-No Thrillz

The Roots - Sleep (Music Video)

The more videos that I see from this album, the more I get excited for December 6th.

Kid Cudi (WZRD) - Brake

Cudi took to his Twitter account to release a new song of his WZRD project. Enjoy.

WZRD - Brake

Nov 21, 2011

Adele - Turning Tables (Video)

I can't even begin to explain how much I love 21.

Common - Celebrate

Ohhhhh man, I cannot wait for this album drops. The Dreamer, The Believer drops December 20th.

Common - "Celebrate" by ThinkCommon

Emanny - Young & Ready (Featuring Jadakiss)

This. All of this.

Emanny - Young and Ready featuring Jadakiss

Kidz In The Hall - Won't Remember Tonight (Featuring Marsha Ambrosius & Anton Genius)

Occasion drops tomorrow, November 22nd. You can cop it on iTunes.

Kidz In The Hall "Won't Remember Tonight" feat. Marsha Ambrosius and Anton Genius by duckdown

MadGibbs (Freddie Gibbs & Madlib) - Thuggin

Some new Gangsta Gibbs and Madlib for ya'll. You can get the EP right here.

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Thuggin' by Rappcats

Action Bronson & Statik Selektah - Not Enough Words

Well Done drops tomorrow.

Mike Posner - The Layover (Mixtape)

There are a TON of artists on this tape. Tracklist and download link after the jump.

Nov 20, 2011

Sunday Mints (Original Beats)

Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY! Some news before we get to the instrumentals. Brandknew now has a domain. What that basically means is that we have our own functional website. It's looking real professional. Just trying to get some ads on there and I'll give you guys the link. MAKING MOVES MAN! Also, I have a mic now. So stay tuned for some podcasts. Anyways, we have to tracks from my homie Jon. One of the instrumentals is called "Epic". Another one is called "Franchise". I believe I've shown you guys "Franchise" before but that was the newer version. This one is the original one that me and Jon made. I LOVE this beat. Enjoy.



Best Of: November 13 - November 19th

Last week was pretty eventful, so here's a collection of songs and mixtapes that you probably missed out on. Mixtapes: 

Rapsody - For Everything 

Oncue - Can't Wait

Gerald Walker - It's Christmas Time Again, Gerald Walker

Ludacris - 1.21 Gigawatts: Back to the First Time

Hit the jump for the single tracks. 

Ryshon Jones - Sunday Night Sessions 2

Ryshon had a couple of songs released this previous week. He compiled them into a little EP for anyone who missed out. Hit the jump for the link and tracklist. 

Nov 19, 2011

Kendrick Lamar x KarmaloopTV

KarmaloopTV linked up with Kendrick Lamar at Sneaker Pimps NYC to talk his favorite sneakers, Run-DMC and TDE. Hit the jump for Kendrick teaming up with Adidas.

Nov 18, 2011

Ghostwridah - Mrs. Wright

Ghost raps over a 9thwonder beat for this freestyle.

GhostWridah - Mrs. Wridah (Freestyle)

Phil Ade - No Place Like Home

Off of Phil Ade's upcoming tape #PhilAdeFriday Vol. 2 which is set to be released on December 30th.

Phil Ade - No Place Like Home

Julian Malone - Zonin'

JuMalone has a project coming out in February called, Enemy: The Time & Loves of Malone.

Julian Malone-Zonin

Big Sean Speaks On Ludacris (Video)

Man listen...What does it have to take for these "rappers" to have some sort of dignity and respond to some diss records. The whole "he didn't say my name" is getting played out man. Luda repeated "Boy" (Your trademark Sean) throughout the track. Luda also acknowledged the whole REASON behind this diss because you said you created this whole "stop pause flow" or whatever you call it. AND YOU STILL don't wanna say, "yeah, I know it's about me. I much rather sit down and talk about it. It's probably a miscommunication issue." Or something like that. No. You decide to deny the whole thing and even backtrack your comments. Whatever.

Young Jeezy - F.A.M.E. (Music Video)

I ain't gonna lie to you. I'm kinda excited for Jeezy's next album.

Ryshon Jones - tKrose

Ryshon releases a track with him rapping over Drake's "Camera". BrightestNightsDarkestDays is out Dec. 23rd.

Ryshon Jones- tkrose

Nov 16, 2011

Joe Budden - Quality Of Life

Joe is gettign ready to drop a mixtape in the near future. Until then...enjoy this.

Joe Budden-Quality Of Life

JMSN - Alone (Kno Remix)

After JMSN (pronounced Jameson) released a thrilling music video for 'Alone', Kno from CunninLynguists remixed the song with his amazing production skills. Below you will find a streaming + download link. Alone is currently available on iTunes and JMSN will be releasing his album †Priscilla† on January 11th, 2012.

Download: JMSN - Alone

S/O to hustleGRL for all this info. 

OnCue - Can't Wait (Mixtape)

Download this. Right Now. Seriously, this is a pretty dope tape. Above is an intro and after the jump you can view the artwork, tracklist, steam and download link.

Rapsody - For Everything (Mixtape)

My favorite Femcee, Rapsody, mixtape dropped yesterday. It features Kendrick Lamar, Freeway, GQ and more. Tracklist/download after the jump. 

Gerald Walker - I Want It All

It's Christmas Again, Gerald Walker drops this Thursday November 17th.

Gerald Walker-I Want It All f JusMoni

Jon Connor - Connor So Nasty

Jon Connor spits over one of my favorite tracks of the year, "Nasty" by Nas. Season 2 is set to be released on December 12th.

Jon Connor-Connor So Nasty

Ryshon Jones - Anjelique (LoveJones)

BrighterNightsDarkerDays is set to drop December 23rd.

Ryshon Jones - Angelique (LoveJones)

B.o.B. - 5 on the Kush (Featuring Big K.R.I.T. & Bun B)

I know I'm late on this, but I had other things to take care of. Anyways, this song is too dope. We need more collabs like this.

B.o.B-5 On the Kush f Big KRIT & Bun B

Wale - Lotus Flower Bomb (Music Video)

Off of Wale's new album Ambition.

Common - The Dreamer, The Believer (Artwork)

I have a feeling this will be really, really, really dope. 

Ludacris - 1.21 Gigawatts: Back to the First Time (Mixtape)

LUDA! finally drops his mixtape that features Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Big K.R.I.T. and more. Also, people are saying he's taking shots at some individuals. Hmmmmm. Tracklist and download link after the jump

The Roots - Stomp (Music Video)

The "classic" alert should be on fire right now. I feel it coming for this album. Undun drops December 6th

Nov 15, 2011

Rapsody - Butter Soft Timbs

Off of her upcoming project, For Everything, which is supposed to drop in a couple of hours or so...? If it's out now I'll post it later.

Rapsody-Butter Soft Timbs

Scienze - When Skies Fall

HUGE fan of Scienze. This project features Asher Roth, Chris Faust, Chuuwee, C Plus and more. Does cost to get the album, but I promise its worth it. Tracklist and link after the jump.

Curren$y - Luxury Sport (Featuring Mickey Rocks)

Jets World Over drops November 29th.

Curren$y-Luxury Sport (Feat Sir Micheal Rocks)

Common - Sweet (Music Video)

The Dreamer, The Believer in stores December 20th. At first, Common was having you donate $1 towards the J/P Haitian Relief Organization in order to view this video. But, now it's up on YouTube, you can still click this and donate.

Nov 13, 2011

Ryshon Jones - Sunday Night Sessions (Mixtape)

Ryshon decided to give us a short little promo as he gets ready to drop his full project, BrightestNightsDarkestDays, on Dec. 23rd. This demo features a few short songs, a new song, a couple of old ones, and some interludes. Enjoy.

Download: Sunday Night Sessions