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Blue Scholars – Summer In The SEA

July 26, 2010

Covering a classic, “Summertime in the LBC”, Blue Scholars give us their latest cut, paying homage to summertime in the 206.

“Last year, I attempted to do a mixtape/freeverse type song using the ‘Summertime in the LBC’ instrumental. Miserable fail. Soon as I turned the mic on, I’d hear the original vocals over and over in my head. So I just started singing that instead, changing some of the lyrics along the way. Then I sent it to a few friends and forgot all about it. A year passed, and The Sun started making cameos again in our gray little city, along with requests to put out a mixed-down version of the song.

“So here it is. Our tribute to summer in Seattle, and an homage to what I believe to be the finest summertime song of my generation. From my birthplace (LBC) to my nowplace (Seattle), to anywhere people of the sun gather to celebrate its presence.” — Geo of Blue Scholars

Blue Scholars – Summer In The SEA

Video: Kid Sister – Bid N Bad

July 23, 2010

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Fool’s Gold Chicago-native artist, Kid Sister, drops off her brand new Rik Cordero shot video for “Big N Bad”, which can be found on her debut album Ultraviolet, in stores now.

Sidebar: Honestly, Kid Sister is hit or miss with me, but I like this song, as well as the video. Plus, she is very attractive, so it doesn’t hurt in the equation.

Fat Joe ft. Lil’ Wayne – Heavenly Father

July 23, 2010

Here comes some more material from Fat Joe’s The Darkside Vol. 1, which is in stores next Tuesday.inally hits stores next Tuesday.

For this cut, Fat Joe recruits Lil’ Wayne to lend his vocals, as well as the Street Runners on the boards.

Fat Joe ft. Lil’ Wayne – Heavenly Father

Sidebar: Sorry Young Chris, but Fat Joe had to take this for himself.

Video: Chip Tha Ripper – Here I Am

July 23, 2010

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Chip Tha Ripper shot some visuals for his 6th Sense produced cut, “Here I Am”, off of the compilation mixtape, Its A 6th Sense Beat Yo! (Vol. 1 & 2).

Jay Sean ft. Nicki Minaj – 2012

July 23, 2010

Label-mates Jay Sean and Nicki Minaj collaborate for a record that seems to be tailored for the radio, which is steering away from Nicki’s recent work.

Though there was a version without Nicki floating around, HHNM has reported that this will be the official version to be featured on Jay Sean’s fourth studio album.

Jay Sean ft. Nicki Minaj – 2012

Video: Kid Cudi, Rostam Batmanglij & Bethany Contentino Talk About All Summer

July 22, 2010

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Kid Cudi, Rostam Batmanglij and Bethany Cosentino speak to Suite903 about their Converse commissioned summer anthem, “All Summer”.

Video: Pharrell Encourages Pusha T To Sign w/ Kanye West

July 22, 2010

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MTV was able to catch up with N.E.R.D. and hear Pharrell’s thoughts on Pusha T signing with Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music label.

“I think that’s gonna be amazing,” Pharrell said. “[Pusha] had been working with ‘Ye. I told him, ‘You should do that.’ We made a lot of great records together, and we’ll continue to make great records. I want him to grow and get other experiences out in the world. He’s gotta figure that out. He’s gotta go out there and see it. Make no mistake, lyrically, that kid is one of the greats — him and his brother. Lyrically, those guys are really serious. They’re well-respected by all of the good dudes. Jay-Z loves them, T.I., Jeezy loves them. All of your favorite rappers, they appreciate a Pusha line or a Malice line. They do. I’m saying with respect for all those artists — I work with those artists. I know the conversations we had. They like what they do. It’s been a long time coming for Pusha and what it is he’s trying to do. He’s gonna get it. And Malice too.” – MTV

Sidebar: Clipse and Kanye West & Co. would be instantly classic.

Hit the break to see N.E.R.D. speak on their single, “Nothing”, as well as Malice’s opinion on Pusha T signing with G.O.O.D. Music.

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Video: Rick Ross Talks Free Mason

July 22, 2010

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Above, Rick Ross talks to MTV about his collab joint with Jay-Z and John Legend, “Free Mason“. He speaks on why he chose to run with that title and the energy generated during the recording session with Hov and Legend.

“I know if I’m on a record with Jay-Z, not only are my rhymes gonna be on point, not only is the flow gonna be intact, but the way I say the words … The title of the record, the meaning of the record, is the title big enough for the expectations of this collaboration? A lot of people were like, ‘Wow, that’s what you gonna title the record?’ I’m like, ‘Why not?’ That’s what hip-hop’s about. Let’s get to the point. It’s so much speculation, so many whispers coming out of the sewers. Why not do a record and call it ‘Free Mason’ and we do what we do on it and they’ll know when they hear it. The title may throw them off, but it’s a good thing. They gotta hear it, and when they listen to it, everything that’s running through their minds, it’ll be answered. That was the whole idea when I brought it to [Jay].”

Teflon Don is in stores now.

Rick Ross ft. Raekwon – Audio Meth

July 22, 2010

More Rick Ross? Yes.

This time around, Rick Ross and Raekwon hook up for an iTunes bonus from Ross’ Teflon Don, entitled “Audio Meth”.

His album comes out July 20th if you are going to support. If not, you can certainly find majority, if not all, of his songs on the internet.

UPDATE: Here comes the explicit version of this track. Click the link.

Rick Ross ft. Raekwon – Audio Meth (Prod. by The Runners)

Hit the break to see Rick Ross and Cee-Lo working on their “Tears Of Joy” record.

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Mike Posner – Please Don’t Go

July 22, 2010

Here comes a new single from Mike Posner’s upcoming debut album, 31 Minutes to Takeoff, set to drop August 10th.

This track is dope, no joke.

Mike Posner – Please Don’t Go

Sidebar: No lie, I have been on Posner’s music from little over a year, and I am anticipating his debut more so than most artists.