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Yeah. He's Back. Common Featuring Nas – Ghetto Dreams. Links and Photos Galore:

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Theres waaaay too much new Yummy Common Music dropping to be Ignored (click here).
Direct Swipe from Potholes:

We finally have the full version Common’s “Ghetto Dreams” featuring Nas. This is the first official leak off Common’s upcoming album The Dreamer, The Believer. The track is produced by Chicago’s own No I.D. When premiered the snippet back in late May it definitely had all of us excited for Common’s upcoming album. After dropping “Summer Madness” and now “Ghetto Dreams” Common is definitely back and I don’t mean the guy who released that Universal Mind Control album. Oddly enough it was Nas who leaked the new track. No complaints from me.You can stream “Ghetto Dreams” below and download it after the jump.

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Stream the song up there, download by clicking here and enjoy.


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July 2, 2011 at 9:21 am

Common + No I.D. + New Music = "Summer Madness." Listen:

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Finally, one of my Top 5 rappers releases a record that I am satisfied with, leaving me curious for more.
Please, let there be more.

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Click here to download, tell me what you think, spread the word.

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June 22, 2011 at 10:55 am

That Nas leak from the new "Life Is Good" Album… it definitely does NOT suck.

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Again… short sweet and to the point. When I got done running errands, doing some work on the internets and cooking dinner, It looks like Nas (or someone) leaked a brand new track (possibly the lead single, wouldn’t be mad) to the internets for us to review. And I have to tell you… this does NOT suck in the least. Not at all. As in, I’m geeked to see what else this dude comes out with. Nas is back to “Nasty.”

With a HEAVY 80s influence, dope break beats, and everything that ever made me happy as a kid growing up in hip hop, Nasty Nas is basically letting you know hes back. And its GREAT times.

Since Haiku player is acting a bit funny right now… just go ahead and listen/download the link by clicking here. And spread the word. This is nice.
*Update: Or just use the player I got going for you right here.


Oh My God. Stop what your doing. This new @TanyaMorgan is HUGE. Links:

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Not mad at the kids hoppin on some new beats. Nice, big, huge beats that make them sound even more special than what they normally are.
Swipe from The Kids on Twitter and Okayplayer:

Here goes the OKP premiere of some new new from Tanya Morgan “Without Hands” (not to be confused with that strip club anthem) featuring Che Grand, King Mez, and Skyzoo. This Veterano produced track is off the upcoming full-length release, The Official SXSW Mixtape. The tape is a collection of songs that were recorded on site (Unique Squared Mobile Studio) at this past March’s SXSW Festival. But back to the song at hand, scratches were provided by DJ Presyce, and the track was mixed by Fokis. As he’s known to do, Skyzoo goes off on that last verse. The Official SXSW Mixtape is set to drop May 31st via DJ Booth.

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Spread the word; this is glorious.

Brand New Random Axe Single – "Random Call." Soundcloud Link:

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Hot Fiyah.

Fuckin love it. And I get to be first for once.
Black Milk on the beats, Guilty Simpson and Sean Price of the legendary Heltah Skeltah.
How are we losing right now? We are not.
Sent to me by Hexmurda, the head of all #Pandas… “Random Call” is the newest single from the Random Axe crew, and I cant wait for more already, dammit.
Due date is June 14th. Check it out with your friends and peoples, and spread the link.

Elzhi's "Elmatic" is Fairly Awesome.

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Here. Shut Up Kianga. 🙂

You should already know, but if I don’t tell you this or post it up, Kianga will disown me. Like I told you she would here. Basically, built around Nas’ certified Hip Hop classic “Illmatic,” Elzhi sonically demonstrates why he is the best thing to come out of whats LEFT of Slum Village.

Click here to get it from XXL and whatnot.


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May 23, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Did we discuss the new Random Axe Video for "The Hex?" Because thats out now. Links:

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Set for a June 14th release, the combination of Black Milk + Sean Price + Guilty Simpson = Random Axe; which could be the most kick ass thing to happen to Hip Hop in a while. Also, could be the most randomly awesome mix-up of people since the surprise of Hail Mary Mallon. Plus, if I don’t tell you about this, it would be an injustice to music, and Hexmurda would hunt me down and hate on me to my face.


I want to be like Jeremy Ellis when I grow up. You dont EVEN understand right now.

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Very few people outright inspire me to go out, buy equipment I know nothing about, and play around with making beats on Maschines that I wouldn’t even understand how to use. Adding himself to that small list of people who make me want to be a better musician/person is Detroit born and 808 raised Jeremy Ellis, one of the most suprisingly illest beatmakers to pop up lately. Not only are his skills on the MPC incredible, he also does amazing things on a piano system I have yet to place a name to (but DJ Jedi showed me the other week at Turntable Lab LA and you can see below in his Dilla tribute) and gives you lessons on how to become fairly awesome at it yourself.

If you dont believe me, you can watch him do his thing below.

…and I can’t believe someone got my very first introduction to his skills on tape. An AMAZING Dilla tribute he did in Chinatown a few months back. Glorious. Thanks, guy who got this on tape. You’re amazing.

From there, his website is here, his twitter is here, and let this dude get back into Los Angeles. I’m taking the camera. It will be glorious.
You watch and try to learn something new.

If you didn't know already, Beastie Boys + Nas = Flawlessness. Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version]:

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I mean, if you didn’t know, I just want to highlight this. Hopefully theres some kinda video treatment in the works for this already. Please. Please Music Video Jebus.
Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version]. Beastie Boys Featuring Nas. From the somewhat epic and worth the wait Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. My favorite song on the album thus far, possibly for the long run. I love everything about it. The 80s style only they can do, the (somewhat minimalist) beats, the crazy sounds used to make music, the weird synthesized sound fading in out the song like a siren or light of warning. Its so ill. I love Hip Hop like this. You guys can party to Make Some Noise if you want to, I’m over here with this song.

Witness the Haiku Power and Press Play. Or click the link. From your cellphones or iPads. You can play it.

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..and then check the completely different version of it sitting on YouTube I just found.

Enjoy this in all of its awesome, please.


Music Nerdery sits with Dee-1 to talk about “Hope They Hear Me: V.2.” Interview and Links.

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So in between recording awesome punchlines, and hitting dates on Paid Dues, and finishing another mixtape for his fans to enjoy, Dee sat down with Music Nerdery again to give me a brief on the new album, and what he’s been up to.

Music Nerdery: Hey Dee. Thanks for indulging my Nerdery again; appreciate it.
First off, congratulations on the Newest Album “I Hope They Hear Me: v.2.” So let’s get straight into the Nerd Stuff. Tell me the goods: Who are your producers on this album, any guest appearances we should look out for, how many tracks are you hitting us with, ect.
Dee-1: So the album has 18 tracks. It features production from Mannie Fresh, Bass Heavy, Steve-O, 5th Child, Phurnace, Flight School, Cuzin Mike, Shamarr Allen, Muhammad Ayers, DJ Eagle Eye, Rockaway Productions, and Oscar Wild. Some of the guest appearances come from Murs, Mannie Fresh, Mickey Factz, and the legendary MAC (a former rapper with Master P’s No Limit Records who is currently serving a 30 year prison sentence for a murder he did not commit).

Music Nerdery: Damn. Thats harsh. We gotta get into that more a bit later. Man, “It’s My Turn” is an ill track. Do you have favorite tracks on the album? Anything that stands out for you.
Dee-1: Yep. I did about 50 songs for this album and had to narrow it down to 18, so I’m attached to every one of them. But today my favs are: “Uncle Tom,” “It’s My Turn,” “The Dog in Me,” “The One That Got Away,” and “Stranger.”

Music Nerdery: Yeah. Stranger is another stand out track. So what was the ideal, concept, mindset or theme behind this album when you started it. Was there a theme, or is this just you on your grind, making things happen?
Dee-1: The mindset was to put together an album that would solidify an undeniable spot for me as a new artist in this industry who is here to stay. I didn’t want to be known as the guy who got lucky and made the “Jay, 50, and, Weezy” song but didn’t have any good songs after that. So I went extra hard on this album because I had that chip on my shoulder.

Music Nerdery: I like the focus you have there. Well, with One Man Army on MTVJams now, you’ve avoided the one trick pony title. So that track you did with Murs is amazing. Can you tell me a bit about that and how this record came into existence?
Dee-1: Sure. “Ridin By Myself” was a song I had done already. I wrote it because I actually come up with some of my best ideas when I’m able to clear my mind and ride around the city by myself. Murs reached out to me after he heard “Jay, 50, and Weezy” and gave me props on it. Then I was out in San Francisco and he happened to be doing a show there that night. So I went to it and we kicked it afterwards. I knew he would sound great on this song so I asked him to get on it. Two days later he had it done!

Music Nerdery: Hah. Nice how that comes together. Thats business. Okay. So this is the point where you give me your list of Artists you would like to work with One Day. If you have one.
Dee-1: Nas. India Arie. Lil Wayne. DMX. Lupe Fiasco. Random, I know. But I’m open to any collaboration that would lead to something creative coming out in the end.

Music Nerdery: I see what you did there with that line up. Cant wait to see you do your thing at Paid Dues. Are you excited for it? How did you end up making it on their Line Up?
Dee-1: I’m absolutely amped up to be on the line-up for Paid Dues. I think I had a good 4th Quarter of 2010 and the staff just felt like I would be a good addition to the line-up. And on twitter I actually get A LOT of love from Cali, so I’m excited to be doing my first show out there.

Music Nerdery: So when are we gonna get an Official Album? Or are you just mixtapin it for the time being?
Dee-1: I’d like to put my next official album out after I sign to a major label. I think that will happen in 2011, but we’ll just have to wait and see. Either way, “I HOPE THEY HEAR ME VOL 2” is out now for free at and the grind isn’t stopping anytime soon. I wanna thank YOU (Ericka) for your continued support of me and my team.
Music Nerdery:
No problem family. Easy to do when you make great music. Keep it up.

Make sure you’re following Dee-1 on twitter, and pick up the new mixtape today.