Monday, April 29, 2013

Talib Kweli - High Life Ft. Rubix, Bajah

Talib Kweli makes his away to Lawrence KS which seems like an annual event for him to make his way to our hometown. To have the opportunity to have a legend in the game like Talib to come to Kansas this often says a lot to what kind of show to expect. Talib Kweli is the ultimate professional when it comes to this hip hop game, with knowledge and grace to every word resonates with a deeper meaning to his music.

Talib Kweli takes a trip to South Africa and shoots his High Life video for his fans to see how the trip went. Featuring Rubix, and Bajah High Life video is 100% hip hop music, and the "high life" that they are rapping about is music, and all three brings to life their music for everyone to enjoy.

The Granada May 10th, 2013
Talib Kweli w/ a full band
Also Featuring 

Heartfelt Anarchy


Tickets on sale now for

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Big Boi - Apple Of My Eye (Explicit)

One half of OutKast, Big Boi is stomping his ATL boots up here in Lawrence KS and this Cinco De Mayo show is not to be miss! The homie Big Boi has been doing his thing for decades now and doesn't seem like he's slowing down at all. The wise words of Big Boi's experience in the hip hop game allowed for Big Boi to keep his music funky but still southern trap, which is a formula for great music.

Big Boi's video Apple Of My Eye is purely something to enjoy. The live music element of the song adds puts the funk in the beat and Big Boi keeps it trill with his bars lighting up the set. OutKast isn't dead as Big Boi keeps their music afloat but hopefully Andre 3000 and Big Boi could knock out a project in the near future. Make sure to come out to The Granada May 5th for Big Boi's Shoe's For Running Tour 2013

Big Boi Shoes for Running 2013 World Tour with special guest Killer Mike & Fishhawk

All Ages

$25 GA
$75 VIP

VIP includes:
One general admission ticket
VIP early entry into the venue
Exclusive meet & greet with Big Boi
Personal autograph & photograph with Big Boi
Exclusive VIP tour gift item
Official meet & greet laminate
Limited availability

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Collie Buddz - Pay Back Is a Bitch (Video Lyrics)

Switching it up some from our normal hip hop scene and we go a more Reggae sound with Collie Buddz making his way into Lawrence KS May 2nd at The Bottleneck. Collie Buddz is a young Reggae singer that keeps the vibes rolling and music that will make people dance. A Collie Buddz show is high energy with a classic Reggae sound that will cater to your entertainment needs.

Collie Buddz video lyrics visual Paybacks a B*tch is a video that has an upbeat sound, that screams instant single for Collie Buddz. The title of the song explains itself, so with that, Collie Buddz does a great job in producing a track worthy for the ladies to grove too. This visual is convenient to listeners that has issues hearing all of Collie Buddz words, so on this video the lyrics will pop up on the listener's screens to assist them in understanding the song's message.


The Bottleneck May 2nd, 2013



Doors: @ 8pm
Tickets: $17.50 - $20.00 at the door

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Zion I - Human Being (Official Video)

In light of the upcoming shows coming to Lawrence KS we are going to highlight some of them and we are starting if off right with Zion I, who is coming to The Granada on May 6th. Zion I will blow you away with 3rd eye imagery and hip hop poetry.

Zion I's video Human Being is a great example of what techniques are needed to be used in order to provide listeners a message to grasp a hold of. If the message is anything like Zion I's then having elements of dope beats, prolific rhyming skills, and hooks to make the message clear. It is evident that Zion I expression of spirituality through music will sooth the soul, with uplifting music.

Zion I @ The Granada May 6th, 2013

Featuring area artists:
Deep Thinkers
Chase Compton


$12 adv
$14 dos

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Casey Veggies X Travis Scott - PNCXX Summer Tour

Looks like two of hip hop's young stars are hitting the road hard for their summer tour. Starting May 12th, Casey Veggies and Travis Scott are bringing a high energy show to a city near you with their PNCXX Summer Tour '13. Veggies heads in Chicago, Philly, Dallas, and what's this? Yup Casey Veggies and Travis Scott will be in our hometown May 30th right here in Lawrence KS.

With dates still to be added this 17 stop tour, this could be one of the summer's more noted tour to keep your eyes on.

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"Four Twenty - Part 1" - Jernts With Curren$y

Curren$y is a must watch anytime it is involving a smoked out 4/20 holiday. This "Four Twenty" Jernts With Curren$y is the first installment, and of course Spitta goes all out at his show in Houston Texas. Curren$y is never a lonely Jet setter, accompanying him on this adventure was Fiend, and Young Roddy and the Jet Set crew takes off to burn some trees.

The crowd in Houston interacted well with Curren$y, as they belted out all the lyrics to which left Curren$y oddly impressed by the enthusiasm of his fans. From this video looks like Curren$y is fully baked.

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adidas, Wall, Lillard, Holiday & A$AP Rocky - # QuickAintFair

This creative commercial keeps basketball fans on their toes. John Wall, Damian Lillard, Jru Holiday and team adidas brings basketball alive with the new edition of Crazyquick technology. These stand out guards are showing off their crazy quick cross overs, fierce dribble drives, and spectacular slams, meanwhile A$AP Rocky shares a story about the unfair factor of speed in the #QuickAintFair commercial. Defenders stand no chance to the innovative Quicker adidas shoe.

A$AP Rocky lays down some bars that intensifies the speedy guards moves and skills. A$AP Rocky verse is more spoken word but the delivery is on point and his colorful words paints a picture of Wall, Lillard, and Holiday crushing all competitors.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Dom Chronicles - Potentially Rich

Give props to the well deserved artist Dom Chronicles for his quality work on his Potentially Rich album. The cooled out rhythmic flows of Dom Chronicles keeps the entire fresh and upbeat, which is positively keeping it gangster.

Potentially Rich contains eight eloquent songs mastered together for a well-rounded hip hop authentic album that has everything any hip hop fan would want. Smooth laid back beats with a little hint of Pink Floyd undertones, doesn't get much cooler than that.

Singles that slap in the trunk and to highlight would be Vacay featuring Steddy P. as the two speak their minds about traveling to promote great music. Another track to have on repeat is Problems featuring Gen,  the beat is crazy, and basically brings the soul back into hip hop music. The Riddler is a clever joint that explains that Dom Chronicles will prove his lyrical jaw game is on point. Potentially Rich has the impression what solidifies his poetic stamp in the game.

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2 Chainz Ft. The Weeknd - Like Me

2 Chainz brings out all the stops with his latest video Like Me featuring The Weekend. Coming off 2 Chainz's debut album Based On A T.R.U. Story, the Like Me single is a hyped up track that's strictly for the ladies to grab a hold of. The intensity of 2 Chainz doesn't waver from his demeanor even for the ladies, as for The Weeknd, his singing ability and ad-libs works well with Titty Boi's aggressive style.

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ProbCause x Psalm One x Sharkula - Calamari Astronaut Live

Our homie ProbCause, in Chicago, is having some fun on stage with Psalm One, and Sharkula as they rock a show together. It's fun to get an inside look at watch artists have in store for their crowds during a live show. ProbCause has crazy flow that has range and expresses volumes of natural writing talents. Psalm One and Sharkula didn't let anyone down with their addition to ProCause set.

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Fluent Ft. Sir Adams - No Problem

No doubt that the homies Fluent and Sir Adams has bars to speak, as these two go hammer to the joint No Problem. Sampling some Dom Kennedy the catchy and creative hook compounded with Fluent and Sir Adams' flow kept the track bumpin'!

The beat jams with both Fluent and Sir Adams laying down some impressive flows. Hands down they kept the ability to maintain a constant intrigue throughout start to finish. The bruising beat allows for Fluent and Sir Adams to bring the element of knock out fire power.


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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Can't Hold Us Down Feat. Ray Dalton

We had a feeling here at MWS, when Macklemore dropped The Heist, the single Can't Hold Us Down was going to have a video to be released with it. The song is that good, it had to have a visually stimulant video to go along with the song's epic array of auditory greatness. Featuring the talent Ray Dalton providing a chilling chorus on Can't Hold Us Down, Macklemore expels a tremendous amounts high energy and puts it all on the line with this single.

The visual is just as such an impact and the mini movie was developed by a team of creative people, Written By Ben Haggerty, Ryan Lewis and Tricia Davis. Directed By Ryan Lewis, Jason Koenig, Jon Jon Augustavo, Produced By Tricia Davis, Honna Kimmerer, Jenny Koenig. This group of talented individuals produced a quality visual that isn't the typical rap video and went beyond the definition of entertainment.

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Scru Face Jean - Funk Volume "Don't Funk Up The Beat" (Video Contest)

Scru Face Jean is on his grind in Nebraska, our neighbors from the north. This buzzworthy artist is making moves in the hip hop scene and seems to be only warming up as Scru Face Jean steadily improves his musical craft. Scru Face Jean recently had a few big shows jumping on with MGK and the Laced Up crew and the young artist has new album W.I.N.G.S. soon to drop for his fans, so be on the look out for that.

This visual is Scru Face Jean's video submission for Funk Volume "Don't Funk Up The Beat" and Directed by Robert John Morrison. From the looks of it, this video has held it down in the contest, as the video's gritty shots combined with Jean's lyrical fierceness brings out the full effect of Scru Face Jean's music. 

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

CES Cru - Juice (Feat. Tech N9ne)

The Strange Music crew is pulling out all the stops in the hip hop game and CES Cru has gone crazy spazz status with their video Juice featuring Strange Music's leader Tech N9ne. The heavily influenced drums and raw sounds complements CES Cru's delivery, with Tech N9ne laying down his usual greatness. Juice is great song, with each emcee given the chance to provide Strange Music fans proper hip hop music to jam to. The old school vibe combined with the double time rhymes allows for the song and video to have flow and meshes well with one another.

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Music Is My Sport - 50 Cent

The story of 50 Cent the gangster turned rap artist is well documented and known throughout the hip hop community, but the rap mogul has now reinvented himself once again with the sport of boxing. 50 Cent steps into the ring, not as a fighter but as a boxing promoter. The struggle is over for 50 Cent, as his music career has perpetuated himself into number 1 hits, platinum albums, and sold out world tours. This video is a inside look into 50 Cent's latest endeavor in his life behind the scenes.


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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Snoop Lion - Reincarnated (Full Album Preview)

Snoop Lion has recently Reincarnated himself from his previous life of Snoop Dogg. The latest Snoop Lion album Reincarnated, is a new side to Snoop Lion, and the once violent west coast rapper Snoop Dogg, is now making reggae music with Diplo. The entire album is being streamed via Noisey, and mini documentary shows the elevation of Snoop Lion as he takes a trip to Jamaica. The message is clear Snoop Lion is about love and peace. Snoop gives it his all with a revamped reggae album that drops April 23rd.

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Big K.R.I.T. - King Remembered In Time

The Country Cuzin' has done it again! Big K.R.I.T. new LP, is his latest free album and for the lucky K.R.I.T. fans and hip hop enthusiasts to enjoy. King Remembered In Time is all around incredible! Big K.R.I.T. does a extraordinary job in organizing the 17 tracked out album with prestige and perfection. Krizzle produced every track except one with the professor 9th Wonder.

Trinidad James and Future made their industry collabs on the album, but not to be taken back by all the name drops, most of King Remembered In Time consist of Big K.R.I.T.'s ability to produce southern soulful beats with a heavy poetic justice done to every track.

Singles to pay attention too on King Remembered In Time are plentiful. King Without A Crowd a theme song of the album, also brings the knock out punch with astonishing hook samples packed with message of royalty. Good 2gether ft. the lovely Ashton Jones on the vocals, the tempo and uplifting spirited musical montage has tied together a epic song. Only One featuring two heavy duty smokers Wiz Khalifa and Smoke Dza jump on this track with swagger beyond the element comparison.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Wale Ft. Tiara Thomas - Bad (Official Video)

Wale puts it all out on the table to the female counterpart with his single Bad, as the young women out there are thirsty for attention from men. Wale is putting a stop to that with his confident attitude and level headed mindset, as bad girls' wild and reckless nonsense are shameful acts and are not tolerable in the game of love.

Ballers like Wale really don't have time for childish games from a female, as men like Wale are about their business. To the ladies out there get with the program and respect yourselves. Be on the lookout this summer for Wale's album The Gift, in stores June 25th, an album not to miss out on!

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Rittz - For Real (Official Music Video)

Rittz is one of the newest members of Strange Music crew and rider with Yelawolf camp has unleashes an arsenal of triple time rhyming skills and aggressive lyrical dominance on every track. Rittz new latest single For Real speaks for itself, the single is crazy good.

Rittz dropped a video to go with the For Real single and it doesn't fall to impress either. The intense visual setting enhances Rittz musical genius. Be expecting new music Rittz with his album out soon called The Life And Times Of Jonny Valiant'.

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Sir Adams - Say You Love Me Ft. The Adnorm

Sir Adams is proven to be an artists with slick taste in music, his style is nothing less then impressive and his new Say You Love Me has struck all the right cords with righteous sounds.

Featuring The Adnorm and the producer theghost816, Sir Adams lays down smooth lyricism for the females to vibe out to.

This is Sir Adams' 4th leak off of his up coming mixtape Writer's Block, don't miss out! We have heard great reviews in the KC area about this one.

Sir Adams is hitting the road and has a few shows coming out up!

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ProbCause - SUBZERO ft. Showyousuck, Pslam One, Auggie the 9th

We are getting trap happy in Chi City as ProbCause and his homies Showyousuck, Pslam One, Auggie the 9th all go hammer on the SUBZERO track.

This song is not your typical trap music, as the lyrics are far more advanced then most trap artists have with their vault of terrible one liners, and the hook creatively ties the song together.

ProbCause ends the song with powerful flow and tasteful use of his words to cultivate his demeanor. His play on words with SUBZERO ultimately made this song go straight trap as the rough and strong approach to the high energy beat meshed into an awesome track.


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Gee Watts - Watts Up (Mixtape)

The young and talented Gee Watts is consistently producing legitimate hip hop music that has a touch bitter edginess combined with an arrogant, borderline cockiness delivery, but not oddly enough Watts Up is an exceptionally good hip hop mixtape that already has a huge internet buzz.

The Kansas City emcee Gee Watts recently released Watts Up with major success so far. With singles featuring Kendrick Lamar and Dre Harmony, Gee Watts maintains heavily influenced poetic conceptual verses throughout the entire mixtape. As for the tracks themselves producer Mike Hurst uses elegant sounds that complement Gee Watts style on Premature Hate. It's a Watts R.I.O.T. to the fullest and Gee Watts started it with extraordinary music!

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