[Hip-Hop] Common – Congratulations (Feat. Cocaine 80s) (Prod. No I.D.)


Common and No I.D. decided to bless us with a brand new collaboration this lovely Saturday evening. With it’s mellow and loungy vibes, the song is meant to depict the events of a wedding day from the best man’s perspective. Despite its celebratory start, the song takes a slightly darker turn as Common contemplates intervening during the ceremony. The song features Common at his best. He’s casual, yet still charming and captivating. It’s one of those songs where you can get wrapped up in the lyrics, but still easily vibe to it even if you’re not paying attention. Lookout for more chill tunes from Common and the Cocaine 80s collective as the year progresses.

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[Mixtape Download] Big K.R.I.T. – King Remembered in Time


Out to claim his Southern rap throne, Mississippi emcee Big K.R.I.T. drops his long awaited mixtape, King Remembered in Time this week. Seizing creative control, the 17 track album is mostly produced and penned by the underground phenom, and is completely free. He teams with mega-producer 9th Wonder on “Life is a Gamble,” and collabs with rap veteran Bun B, along with fellow newcomers Wiz Khalifa, Trinidad Jame$, Future, and BJ the Chicago Kid.

K.R.I.T. definitely delivers on this mixtape and shows off his unique talent of mixing the ratchet, trunk popping tunes with intellectually witty rhymes. Be sure to download the free tape here and grab your tickets to his upcoming West Coast tour, starting this May.

Big K.R.I.T.
Shine On Feat. Bun B (Prod. By Big K.R.I.T.)
Big K.R.I.T.
Only One Feat. Wiz Khalifa Smoke & DZA (Prod. By Big K.R.I.T.)
Big K.R.I.T.
My Trunk Feat. Trinidad Jame$ (Prod. By Big K.R.I.T.)
Big K.R.I.T.
R.E.M. (Prod By Big K.R.I.T.)
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The Hip-Hop Dojo [Vol. 4]

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It’s hard to believe we’re already a month into this process as we present to you the fourth volume of The Hip-Hop Dojo. We’re really excited to bring you possibly our most unique lineup to date. We start things off with three talented femcees whose names should be familiar to loyal listeners out there, B Mac The QueenRapsody, and Nitty Scott MC. Last time we heard from B Mac, she was doing her thing alongside names like Rick RossRaekwon and Redman for HS87′s “Cypher.” Now she’s out to prove that she can hold a song down on her own, with her harrowing new single, “Always Knew.” Meanwhile, Jamla representative, Rapsody, hopes to make an “Everlasting” impression over some smooth Khrysis production. Nitty Scott wraps things up for the trio, demonstrating her flair for the “Language Arts,” over some whistling flutes (shout out to Kendrick).

We step into some old school territory with our next few tracks. Chicago’s Jarred A.G. proves he can rap circles around everyone else on “VerbalCursive,” just one standout from his recent Luxury Tax EP. Next, we move on to underground veterans, Massinfluence, who bring us the self-titled single, “Massinfluential.” Produced by Circa 94, the track actually feels like it was pulled straight out of that era, save for a few tweaks that give it a more modern flair. On “Live From Kissena Blvd,” Action “Bam Bam” Bronson lays down some lick bars over some blaring, boom bap grooves, courtesy of Statik Selektah.

Our next group features a few stories that really tug at your heartstrings. Two of the most powerful tracks deal with the theme of death. Emilio Rojas reflects on the untimely passing of his dear friend and hip-hop visionary, Chris Lighty. The most impactful song of them all, comes in the form of Mike Stud‘s “Past Gone” which deals with his relationship with a fan on the brink of suicide. It’s a truly touching story that reveals how Mike was able to help save her life, and recover from her insecurities. You’ll have to watch the video to get the full effect. Lorenzo Asher‘s “The Color of Ignorance” discusses the challenges of maintaining an interracial relationship, especially when coming from two very different cultures. It definitely does a much better job of approaching race relations than that LL Cool J and Brad Paisley track that dropped earlier this week. Rounding things out, we have “Long Day” from Phil The Thrill. Utilizing an appropriate sample of Maroon 5‘s “Sad,” Phil sheds light on some of the stresses involved with being an independent rapper.

The last batch of tracks doesn’t really have a recurring theme, but they feature a talented group of young emcees flaunting their skills. “24K” features rap duo Square Off, sons of rap legend Doug E. Fresh, spitting some dope bars alongside A$AP Rocky over a chopped up sample of MGMT‘s “Electric Feel.” Neako’s “Hot Boys 3000″ will have you nodding your head from start to finish, with the pauses in the beat really emphasizing each and every lyric. Finally, the most unique track comes in the form of Smokey Robotic‘s rim shattering “Gandhi.” We’re not sure the legendary leader would ever approve of the track, but we’d love to see his reaction to this bizarre dedication.

We hope you guys enjoyed our fourth edition of The Hip-Hop Dojo as much as we did. As always, send all submissions/suggestions to baseer@themusicninja.com.


B Mac The Queen
Always Knew
Everlasting (Produced by Khrysis)
Nitty Scott MC  
Language Arts (Produced by Good Reverend Dr.)
Jarred A.G.
VerbalCursive (prod. Samiyam)
Mass Influence
Action Bronson
Live From Kissena Blvd (Prod. Statik Selektah)
Corner Boy P
1997 (feat. Curren$y)
Mugga Man (Feat Mugga Mar the 1st Lady of The Petty Boyz)
Switch Lanes feat. Mike Posner
Zilla Rocca & The Shadowboxers
Stormy Monday (feat. The Kid Daytona & Has Lo)
Emilio Rojas
Cant Sleep
Lorenzo Asher
The Color Of Ignorance feat. XV
Mike Stud
Past Gone (prod. by Judge & Swedes)
Phil The Thrill
Long Day
Square Off
24K (Feat. A$AP Rocky)
Von P
Marcè Reazon
Rain (feat. Euro League)
Airline Jay
Let Her Choose (feat. Dao Jones) (Prod. Kyle Powis)
Hot Boys 3000 ft. Nasa & Fresh Moss
Smokey Robotic
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Language Arts

Underground femcee Nitty Scott returns to the webs this week to drop off a dope new single. The track, titled Language Arts, finds the rising … Continue reading »

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[Hip-Hop] Lil Wayne – Terrorists (I’m Good) (Feat. Meek Mill)

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Terrorists (I'm Good) Feat. Meek Mill

With both members of Watch The Throne dropping some new music today, you know it was only a matter of time before Lil Wayne got in on the action too. Although this new heater is really just a leftover from I Am Not A Human Being II, it definitely deserved to at least be a bonus track. It’s better than about the half the material that actually made it to the album. Also, Meek Mill‘s verse may be recycled, but it still fits over the frenetic and energetic beat. Now, the only way this crazy release day would be fully complete is if we got something new from Drake too. Your move, Drizzy.

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[Denver Events] This Week at Beta 4/11


Being a Top 25 Club from DJ Mag comes at no surprise as Beta Nightclub has been featuring an amazing array of talent this summer, and this weekend is once again no exception.

Being regulars at Beta, we figured we should share their line up with you, in hopes that you’ll come down and rage with us. Also, just like last time, we have arranged for something special.

For the shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday, make sure you bring your phone with you. If you’re 21+, get there before 11pm, and show them this post on your phone – your cover is comped. Just make sure to enter through the front door, and not the side VIP entrance. Can’t wait to see you down there!

Fedde Le Grand - April 11th

Fedde Le Grand
Dark Light Sessions 036
Subscape - April 12th
No Time To Chill
Green Velvet - April 13th
Green Velvet The Stiff Kitten
Belfast, Ireland (12/22/2012)
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[Hip-Hop] Pusha T – Numbers On The Board (Prod. Don Cannon & Kanye West)

Numbers On The Board
Pusha T
Numbers On The Boards

After Jay-Z released his “Open Letter” earlier this morning, Kanye decided he couldn’t let his big bro have all the fun today. Yeezy made his return to Twitter for the first time in months this afternoon to let everyone know:

Soon after, we were given this unique new single from Pusha T. I say unique, because I don’t believe I’ve heard a beat quite like this ever before. It really takes a good pair of headphones to hear all the subtleties and nuanes in the production. This will presumably be featured on Pusha’s upcoming solo debut, My Name Is My Name, due out later this year.

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