Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New Video Sway ft. Lupe Fiasco - Still Speedin'

The video by Sway Still Speedin' ft. Lupe Fiasco is insanely good. The Motion Typography Video by Phantom InHouse, instantly grabs your attention. The dub step/hip hop cross over has become another avenue for emcees with talent to truly shine amongst others. It isn't easy to rhyme on a steady beat let alone a random dub step bassline. Can't go wrong with this video it's epic!

Still Speedin' digital download will be up Dec. 4th

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J. Cole ft. Missy Elliot - Nobody's Perfect

J. Cole has earned his stripes with his album Cole World. The hot album has done very well on the hip hop charts. Cole's debut album has plenty to offer, but there was something particular about Nobody's Perfect single featuring Missy Elliot that made the track jam out. Maybe it was the fact that Missy was on the song, so the potential of the track was going to complement entire album.

The story of puppy love heading nowhere is a typical hip hop love story. J Cole and Missy Elliot rock the single out with an incredible hook and Cole's lyrical insight about the subject matter is interesting to say the least. The track overall jams out, go cop it now!

To download J. Cole ft. Missy Elliot Nobody's Perfect: Click Here

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Jackie Chain - Parked Outside Ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Bun B (Video)

Gotta love this collaboration! Just smooth, classic, and substantial southern-fried vibes and verses. We can get behind the Asian Alabama brotha for this one, no doubt.

Jackie Chain ft. Bun B & Big K.R.I.T. - Parked Outside from Motion Family on Vimeo.

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Common - Sweet (Official Video)

Released yesterday and the third single off Common's forthcoming album, this video seems to be shot on location somewhere exotic, yet devastated, suggesting that it was filmed during his recent trip to Haiti. And there is a curious interlude where Common gets quite fired up at a certain 'wannabe young Frank Sinatra'. Wonder who that could be?

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B.o.B - 5 On The Kush Ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Bun B

Although all three artists on this track are southern proponents, this is kind of an unusual collaboration for young Bobby Ray. This has a very classic southern (Outkast, UGK, Players Anthem) feel to it with great horns mixed in.

This is a "leaked" track from B.o.B.'s pre-album mixtape, E.P.I.C. (Every Play Is Crucial).

Download: 5 On The Kush 

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Chiddy Bang Exclusive - Ray Charles

This is a new single off of Chiddy Bang's debut album Breakfast. This track Ray Charles brings back the heavy blues piano samples and drum kick that defines hip hop to the "T". We can already tell this Chiddy Bang joint is gonna be a classic and the album hasn't even dropped yet (Feb 28, 2012)! Chiddy Bang has structured themselves as raw hip hop artists; they know how bring a combination of lyricism, a bad ass drum kick, and enthusiasm in their delivery. Overall grade is an A++ in the hip hop school of hard knocks!

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

XV - Awesome (Music Video)

Daaaaaaamnnn!! XV is straight up killin' it. If you don't have in your iTunes an XV song or mixtape, you might wanna ask yourself, am I dumb?

The answer is yes. Vizzy as some of you know, is from Kansas and is killin the game each week with new songs, tapes, and visuals (as well as touring his ass off and making song appearances in video games such as NBA 2K12).

The song in that video game, appears below in the new video for 'Awesome' and its freakin legit. Rocking the South Park style intro and references, pop culture nerds like me can't help but love it. Check it and enjoy!! Thank you Vizzy.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Kid Cudi - To Da Top

Cleveland's own, Mr. Rager, Kid Cudi... presents a new, or old song 'To Da Top.' Haven't gotten much from Cudder in recent months, minus a serial killer video and the Wale collab from 'Ambition.' But here's something new for your iTunes (or Zune, but that's whatever.. ). Get this download now, it's good I'm telling you!

Download: Kid Cudi - To Da Top

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Slim Thug - Can't Stop feat. Curren$y (Track)

I know Slim Thug really isn't the genre of music we hold it down with here on Midwest Sounds, but he has teamed up with Curren$y as of late and the two put together a pretty good track. Download, give it a listen, and then bump to it. You'll be sure to like it.

Download: Slim Thug - Can't Stop

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Celeb Forever - May 31st feat. XV

New from Cleveland's own, Celeb Forever featuring the Kansas man XV. Celeb's album is dropping soon, so make sure you cop this single from him. It's hot.

Check it out!!

Download: Celeb Forever - May 31st

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wiz Khalifa - WK Today (Episode 1 and 2)

Wiz Khalifa ended his series of webisodes called DayToday's but don't worry he didn't leave his fans in the dust like we all thought he would.

He's back on YouTube with his new series called "WK Today" kicking off each ep with a 60 Minutes show type feel.

Check him out in episodes 1 and 2 when he's performing in Toronto and then later hanging with the Boss, Snoop Dogg while working on their upcoming project 'High School'


With the big Snoop Dogg

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Mac Miller & Most Dope Crew - Interview.. Talk Blue Slide Park, fans, records and more

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Gotta love Mac and the Most Dope crew. Video courtesy of Jenesis Magazine. Shot a few months before his Euro Tour run, JENESIS got a chance to sit with The Most Dope crew: Mac Miller, “Q”, TreeJ, and Jimmy. 

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They talked about adjusting to tour life, wild group adventures and fan happenings, and Mac having the best fans in music. See the video below! and GO DOWNLOAD BLUE SLIDE PARK!

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Wiz Khalifa - Terrible Towel Around The World Commercial

Can't hate when sports and hip hop collide. Actually you gotta love it. Due to hip hop's nature of consuming all things culture, including sports and their athletes.

It's nice to see sports consume hip hop as well. ESPN did so with their newest "It's Not Crazy, It's Sports" commercial, featuring the famed Terrible Towel.

This time they included new school rapper turned rock star Wiz Khalifa waving a Terrible Towel on stage while I'm sure performing a Pittsburg anthem.

Check it out!

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The Roots Feat. Big KRIT - Make My (Official Video)

Earlier we put the soundcloud for The Roots single Make My ft. Big Krit and now here is the incredible video available now for the hip hop head enthusiast. From The Roots album Undun the Make My video is 1 of 4 parts that they have whipped up for us directed by Clifton Bell, this is going to be epic! The Roots could be a symbol for hip hop culture as they embody the spirit of true hip hop music.

Here is a little excerpt from the youtube post;

"Undun is an existential re-telling of the short life of one Redford Stephens (1974-1999). Through the use of emotives and Redford's internal dialogues the album seeks to illustrate the intersection of free will and prescribed destiny as it plays out 'on the corner'. Utilizing a reverse narrative arc, the album begins as the listener finds Redford disoriented--postmortem--and attempting to make sense of his former life. As he moves through its pivotal moments he begins to deconstruct all that has led to his (and our own) coming undun."

C3 New Mixtape - Verse 2 Verse

Lawrence KS young phenom is out and hungry to make great music, Chase Compton aka C3, is making headline moves opening up for some great acts in Lawrence like Chevy Woods, Chip Da Rip, and MGK.

There is potential for C3 to really do some big things. You can be one of the first to check is new music out with his new mixtape Verse 2 Verse. Some singles to pay attention to are Pari$, O Les Do It Freestyle, and Goodnight Freestyle. The Lawrence Kid is out there grinding trying to master his craft and at MwS  respect that but check it out for yourself C3 is something to listen to!

To download the entire mixtape Verse 2 Verse: Click Here

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MOD SUN - Tye Dye Everything Ft. ScHoolboy Q

New Hippies, here is your anthem! MOD SUN sprays his colorful new hippie spirit all over some hot babes and a dope ass beat. Tye Dye Everything ft. ScHoolboy Q is off MOD SUN's Blazed By The Bell, which is hosted by DJ Ill Will and DJ Rockstar. MOD SUN has some true hip hop talent and snaps off some mean lyrics on this video! The speedster MOD SUN rips off some crazy ish that is more than a mouth full to say but listen closely MOD SUN does it double time on this one.

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Creative Control Smoke Dza - He Has Risen

It nice to know that #KushGod is hanging out Dza style! Here is a new video directed by Creative Control He Has Risen off of Smoke Dza's album Rolling Stoned. Dza's style unique in that his hard New York lyrics has a nice complement to his thought process of a smokers mind set. Dza lives the high life and rolling up them jets is what Dza is all about.

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T.I. - She Will (remix) Ft. Lil Wanye and Drake

T.I. hops on another remix and lays down some killer lyrics. The She Will remix establishes the fact that T.I. has been able maintain his hip hop talents and even grow from where he left off before his absence while in jail.

Featuring Drake and Lil Wanye, She Will is a must have track on your iTunes right now!

T.I. is probably doing these remixes just to tease the fans and then bring the hammer and give us something incredible.

To download T.I. She Will (remix): Click Here

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Freddie Gibbs Feat. Young Jeezy - Twos and Fews

Freddie Gibbs and Young Jeezy team up again and make something to jam out to! Gibbs new single Twos and Fews is coming off of his album Cold Days In Hell.

Freddie Gibbs brings a edgy attitude and lyrically he is well thought out with his metaphors. Gibbs' music is more than just a mean flow, Freddie Gibbs fulfills the idea intelligences, creativity, and political insight.

Jeezy has been around for a long time now and has a lot to offer hip hop fans from his grind when he was hustlin' the snow in the streets to now spending money, doing shows, and chilling in the studio making music. Freddie Gibbs is a going to be a force not to messed with in the hip hop game, he will rip up all haters out there. lmao

To download Freddis Gibbs Twos and Fews; Click Here

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Mac Miller Feat. Talib Kweli - Family First (Prod. Like)

Since #BlueSidePark is days away we'll give ya a little thumbs up music for your listening pleasures. Mac Miller hits a home run with Family First single off of I Love Life, Thank You. This track features hip hop great Talib Kweli (that's smart)! The versatile Talib and Mac Miller smooth one out and create hip hop music genius.

Mac really has launched his talents to new heights and the Family First track speaks volumes about Mac Miller's ability raise as well rounded hip hop emcee. Mac Miller is by far killin' it and leading the way as a young new talent in the hip hop industry! Talib Kweli really has been a hip hop savior, and really the game needs to thank Kweli for the mastery of hip hop music.

To download the track Family First; Click Here

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