Tuesday, September 25, 2012

DJ Drama Ft. Rick Ross, Miguel, Curren$y and Pusha T - Clouds (Radio Rip)

Premiered on DJ Lantern's radio station, DJ Drama's latest single Clouds off of his newest project Quality Street Music features some heavy hip hop hitters. Rick Ross, Curren$y, Migeul, and Pusha T all jump on this track.

The much awaited project from DJ Drama is gonna be jammed packed full of hip hop stars. Even though it was a radio rip, Clouds is a song that has a well rounded sound for all the emcees to showcase some skills.

The twist to this joint is Miguel's ability to bring listeners to the clouds with his smother voice, while Curren$y the Jet setter lays down some mean bars. Rick Ross' baller status only perpetuates the idea of being in the clouds and Pusha T drops some heavy heat on the track with a smooth delivery. The entire track jams and only furthers supports the hype around DJ Drama's new album, so stay tuned in!

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Kendrick Lamar - The Art of Peer Pressure

K Dot is hot right now! Kendrick Lamar is hitting the hip hop game by storm and there isn't anything slowing him down. Kendrick's new joint The Art of Peer Pressure was leaked and it is spreading like wild fire. Rightfully so, the song jams!

The Art of Peer Pressure darker under tone makes the song have more feeling and character. The song plays as a conscious acting upon peer pressure. The slower beat and clearly pronounced words help listeners envision Kendrick's body of work in the game.

K Dot's delivery is classic and the beat is trippy manye, but overall the message is what listeners should be on the lookout for as Kendrick's music can take twists and turns to present his message.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Granda's New and Improved Web Look!

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Our friends over at The Granada has updated their website, with more features and information on events coming to Lawrence KS. The first thing to point out on the website is the fun marquee with up coming show dates, as if you were right in front of the venue. Access to ticket info and online purchasing is right at your fingers tips, so grabbing a pair of tickets for a date is simple and easy to do!

There is a new blog page on the site that gives a little bit more to the fans. This page is slammed pack with previews and reviews of shows, also includes write ups on artists and bands for more reading fun about music coming to town. 

Curious about a show, but don't know much about the artists/bands? Well, The Granada's new website allows for fans to view background information about artists/bands and also some links to access music on the site as well. There is plenty to do on The Granada's new and much improved website at and we are glad to support our local friends here in Lawrence KS!

Check it out for yourself!!!

Notable HIP HOP Shows:

Sept. 19th - Odd Future' Camp Flog GNAW Tour 8pm
Oct. 8th - Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz 9pm
Oct. 10th - Tech N9NE w/ Krizz Kaliko, Stevie Stone, Ces Cru 8pm
Oct. 17th - Hopsin w/ Dizzy Wright, SwizZz, Jarren Benton, DJ Hoppa, Irv Da Phenom & Bizzy 9pm
Nov. 15th - Asher Roth w/ Kids These Days and Chuck Inglish 8pm

Stay Tuned in for more with us about The Granada with more information about future shows, reviews, and news.  

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Curren$y - Jet Life (feat. Big K.R.I.T and Wiz Khalifa)

The idea of Curren$y getting on another track with two of his peers Wiz Khalifa and Big K.R.I.T. happened again on Spitta's The Stoned Immaculate. Jet Life is a spin off of Curren$y's customary day of being a first class rider with Wiz his partner in crime. 'Jet Life to the Next Life' is the motto with Spitta, K.R.I.T., and Wiz doing work on the hip hop game. Humble and true to their calling the three emcees dropped the video to  Jet Life, as the classic form of Curren$y shows with him speeding at the wheel of a Ferrari and Wiz rollin' up a jet for the both of them.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

J. Cole - I'm A Fool

Self produced and lyrically acclaimed, J. Cole does it all on I'm A Fool on track! The idea of artists actually making their own music is far fetched nowadays, and thanks to this new track from J. Cole, the hip hop community can still recognize legit music still exist.

The heavy sample in the hook brings some heavy soul to the track. The Carolina roots are definitely showcased in J. Cole's music, highlights of 9th Wonder can be comparable. Lyrically J. Cole outshines his generation of hip hop right now, few are as well thought, have as confident delivery, and possess a marketable style then Cole. The guy has talent and the I'm A Fool track proves the point.

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DJ Drama ft. Cee-Lo, Jadakiss, Young Jeezy, Nipsey Hussle - Never Die

Paying tribute to the good that die young, DJ Drama steps on the scene with Never Die featuring some hip hop talents that bring fire to the track.

Cee-Lo Green lays down a harmonic hook, not to forget the monster bars that come from Jadakiss, Nipsy Hussle and Young Jeezy.

The Cardiak produced beat is smooth and plays to the melody of the three emcees. The thought process throughout the entire track shines as each emcee writes about the loves ones lost but never forgotten. They also foreshadow their own questionable future, as each artists feels the threat of the potential uncertainty so their grind is always 100%.

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Friday, September 7, 2012

24 Hours with CurrenSy (Video from Curren$y)

Follow Curren$y Spitta around in this new 'vlog' post. He highlights hitting up Rock the Bells New Jersey, chillin with the KushedGod himself Smoke DZA, and also talking sneakers. I thought it was dope that his tweets were shown on the video as the day went on. Showing once again how true and real Spitta is. Jet Life..

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Talib Kweli & Mac Miller - Earning Potential (Track)

After several months of hearing that legend Talib Kweli was wanting to work with Mac Miller, we finally get to hear the product of this collab. And "Earning Potential" has definitely been worth the short wait.

Definitely worth downloading. Do it.

Earning Potential - Talib Kweli feat. Mac Miller

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Wiz Khalifa - Goin' Places feat. Mac Miller (Track)

A new track uncovered by a Pittsburgh DJ, called "Goin' Places" from Pittsburgh's own Wiz Khalifa and featuring Mac Miller. 

Sounds like a mix of tracks from Best Day Ever and Kush & O.J. (basically a must track for all those that wish for days of yesterday). Give it a listen!

Goin' Places - Wiz Khalifa feat. Mac Miller

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Lupe Fiasco - American Terrorist Pt. 2 (Track)

Lupe Fiasco gives us this unfinished track "American Terrorist Part 2" off his upcoming album. He stated on Twitter earlier in the day that this album will probably be his last. Give it a listen, a pretty solid track.

American Terrorist Pt 2 - Lupe Fiasco

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Kendrick Lamar Ft. Young Jeezy - Westside, Right On Time

Kendrick Lamar and Young Jeezy jump on a track together during TDE fan Appreciation week. Kendrick and Jeezy complement one another on the Westside, Right On Time track, as Kendrick stepped his hook delivery and Jeezy pushed himself lyrically. 

The ability of Kendrick Lamar to combine his vernacular flow with his west coast style has allowed for the kid from Cali to get respect from major players in the game like Dr. Dre and Scarface, and now Kendrick has done it again by impressing Young Jeezy.

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