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The Black Opera THE MAGICIAN ft Vaughn G & Jade Lathan

Classy, TBO is one first class act. A couple of rebels here to shake up and wake up Hip Hop, and break out with this classy video. The Magician has a 1920s vibe that helps tell the story. Loving the black and white scenes, and how the whole video was shot, very cinematic. I can’t wait to see what else The Black Opera is coming with next. BIG shout to kyLA, I see you lady. Check out TBO’s video game, yes video game Monsters & Robots.

The Black Opera – Villains


I didn’t know who Andy Madeleine was until I saw The Black Opera’s M.A.S.H. video. It’s a monster track with stunning visuals to match. Andy has great story telling ability with the camera, so when I got an email from Steph about The Black Opera’s Villains video, also directed by Andy Madeleine, I couldn’t wait to check it out. This is one you just have to watch. Not to give anything away, but after watching it I don’t trust kids anymore. There’s a Villain in all of us. Check out more from The Black Opera on their site and Twitter. BIG thanks Steph for the heads up.

Crown Royale

Quick note, my man Jon is working overtime to get good music out. If you see that cat in your neck of the woods, thank him. Alright, on to Crown Royale…now if you were digging that EP that dropped a little while ago, then get geared up for Crown Royale the LP. Before this album  when I thought about Crown Royal, it was about drinking. Now it’s about Partying with Buff1 and Rhettmatic with the volume past 10.  Both are very talented cats teaming up to bring you Crown Royale. Rhettmatic isn’t just dope on the 1’s and 2’s, but is also a monster on some beats. And if you haven’t heard about Buff1 you’ve been sleeping under a rock. Go grab a copy of Crown Royale on Amazon.com, or roll into your local music store and demand it. BIG thanks Jon for keeping me in the know.

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Crown Royale – World Go Crazy

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Crown Royale – Testing

Crown Royale – We Gotcha


Just what you have all been waiting for… more Crown Royale! A video and an EP from Crown Royale, what more can you ask for?! From their self-titled LP, Crown Royale, We Gotcha takes you through some of the spots in sunny SoCal, and to our beloved Fat Beats. It also features Buff1 and Rhettmatic running around town getting into a little mischief and mayhem. Crown Royale is also making a little extra cash in Venice cutting it up. Nothing but good times with these two. Recently Crown Royale dropped their EP Crown Jewels: A (2)Dope EP. Featuring artists El Da Sensei, Kam Moye and a remix by Red Bull BIG Tune Champ 14KT. They are just giving you a little taste of what’s to come December 7th. Yes, this is just a sneak peek on what’s to come! Enjoy the video and download Crown Royale – Crown Jewels: A (2)Dope EP here. BIG thanks to Mr. Rhettmatic and Jonathan Kim for the heads up. Keep your eyes and ears open for the Crown Royale LP 12/07.

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Crown Royale – After All f. Kam Moye

Ro Spit – The OH S#!T Project

Ro Spit - The OH S#!T ProjectI’m rounding out the year with stuff I’ve had in heavy rotation, and now I’m bringing it to you. It’s taken me a while to write about Ro Spit’s The OH S#!T Project because I keep playing it. Best way to describe it is “…more than a mixtape, but not quite an album.” nevertheless, still a banger. Ro Spit is one you shouldn’t sleep on. The OH S#!T Project has been out for a few months, and gets better and better every time I play it. Ro Spit also put his own spin on Jay-Z’s track (Empire) Renaissance State Of Mind that reps his city. Just download it NOW! Download Ro Spit – The OH S#!T Project from his site. BIG thanks Ro Spit for making The OH S#!T Project.

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Ro Spit – I Do Me (Prod. Koen)

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Ro Spit – Burn Rubber (Prod. 14KT)

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Ro Spit – Muthafu#*as (Prod. CA$HCADE)

Space Invadas – Original ft. Buff1 & RuC.L

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Buff1 - It's A 1derful LifeIf you haven’t caught up to Buff1, it’s because he’s busy cranking out projects like Crown Royale, Athletic Mic League (AML), and not to mention his solo projects but he still finds time to drop in on a show or 2. This track, Original by the Space Invadas, features Buff1 & RuC.L and will also be featured on Buff”s upcoming project It’s A 1derful Life (drops Dec 2…Buff’s B-Day). The great folks at A-Side Worldwide have been dropping sneak peeks of Buff1′s projects like The Shift (track below). I’m still not sure what project that ones coming from, but I’m sure it’ll be cool. It’s A 1derful Life got folks from Rhettmatic to Cook Classics doing production on it (click the cover for track list). So keep your eyes and ears open on December 2!!! BIG thanks Steph for the heads up.

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Buff1 – The Shift (prod. by 14kt) Download

The Best Are Full Of Love prod. Cook Classics

Got an email from the good folks at A-Side Worldwide with a link to this video of Buff1, Diz Gibran, and Cook Classics reworking The Best Are Full Of Love. The track was originally done with Shaw Jackson for Cook’s The New Classics, but got put on hold for future projects that are coming to light. The Best Are Full Of Love will be featured on Buff1′s upcoming album It’s a 1derful Life and Shaw Jackson’s mixtape, so keep an eye out. Download The Best Are Full Of Love here. Also check out Cook’s The Original Recipes! BIG thanks to Steph for the heads up and to Greg The Dude for making dope videos.

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Buff1 x Shawn Jackson x Diz Gibran prod. by Cook – The Best are Full of Love Download

Interview: Houseshoes

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For most of y’all I don’t have to tell you who Houseshoes is, but for those of you sleeping under a rock he is Hip Hop! To the point, laid back, real, Detroit, and all around good dude are just a few ways I would describe Houseshoes. From killing it DJing to making ill beats this is the guy to know. A while back I got this track called Castles by Houseshoes. Since then I’ve been keeping an eye out for whatever he drops, even podcast. Unlike other podcast, Houseshoes’ reads more like a resume and list of his friends. I’m amazed of all the projects and the people he’s worked with. Be sure to check out The Makings and keep your eyes and ears open for his LP, and look for him at Shoes House (Blue Monkey Lounge) in Hollywood. BIG thanks to Houseshoes for taking the time.

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Houseshoes – Castles

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Houseshoes – Dorothy’s Look

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14KT – Nowalataz

14KT - NOWALATAZ14KT’s Nowalataz is one of the reasons I don’t sleep. Dope stuff comes out any time of the day. I got an email from the fam at A-Side Worldwide about 9pm, but I went jogging…and didn’t read it until 11pm. If I slept on this a little longer I would have missed the boat.

I read the title Nowalataz, and it gave me flashbacks of that hard ass candy that could take your tooth out if you chewed it wrong. Nowalataz is nothing like that. 14KT drops some sweet tracks on your ears. Now these are Donut inspired tracks from 2006, and you know how sweet that was. Just like Donuts, Nowalataz is going straight into heavy rotation on the ipod. Take the time to read how these beats came about. It will inspire you. Download 14KT – NOWALATAZ (2nd option link here) while you still can. It will only be up for a week! Check out what 14KT is up to on MySpace or Twitter. BIG thanks to Stephanie for the heads up.

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14KT – The Name Game

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14KT – Black N Gold

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