Monday, December 27, 2010

CurT@!n$ – #Killer Tape (Mixtape)...My Views


Sos' checking in. This is def one of my enjoyable mixtapes to listen to of the year. The Baron Boys were supposed to be on this one but they will be on the next one for sure. CurT@!n$ is def back on his shit and you can just tell by how he is spitting. I mean he never left but on these songs you could tell he had something to get off his chest whether it was niggas talking bout clothing, politics, real life shit or females. His substance sorta reminds me of Illi (www.TheBoyIllinois.com) because they both are young "fly" niggas with substance.

This is not jean shorts with construction timbs music...this is fly shit lmao

Favorite Tracks:

Georgeous
A Song For You
Hello World
Back For The Win
Lovin It (Sex Pistol)


Favorite Quote:

"fell out with a couple homies, fell in with a couple bitches, fell in and out of love and still i dont know the difference"


Link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/sv7o4w

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Bow Wow - Lets Get It On (Prod. By The Baron Boys)

This just released recently. Smooth joint we did with Bow Wow.Look out for more from us...




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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"SHUT YO PO ASS UP"

I been DYING at this video for the past two days. Specifically at the :56 mark and the 2:48 marks where he starts yelling at the white dude. This nigga was drunk and harassing customers in the store. Rode a bike from the southside all the way up north and what I was told was that its far as hell. Peep it though. He TOO Real!



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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Mr. Jefferson - A Day To Worship [mixtape]


from source] "A Day To Worship" is finally here! Sit back, roll one up and relax. "A Day to Worship" is inspired by weed, family, money, struggle, love and beautiful women. This project also features guest appearances from Hi-Jynx, Alex Goose, Howard Flozstello, Baron Boys and many more. Take a peak at how Mr. Jefferson lives his life day to day.

Make sure to tweet #ADTW - http://twitter.com/itsmrjefferson

<a href="http://mrjefferson.bandcamp.com/album/a-day-to-worship">A Day To Worship... by Mr. Jefferson</a>

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Jane - All to You

This is the latest single to be released from Jane's upcoming project. Resonating with angelic background vocals and a dream-like lead melody, the musical qualities brush paint strokes to a celestial mural to be heard with the ears and seen with the mind. "All to You" was written by Jane and produced by Stephon Reed. More great music from this artist coming soon (we hope). Enjoy!

<a href="http://jane.bandcamp.com/track/all-to-you">All To You by Jane</a>

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Howard Flozstello - High Karate (Prod. by The Baron Boys)


This is going to be the The first single off the forthcoming Secret Society: Vol 2 mixtape, dropping October 11th. Shout out to the fam Niketalk. HFlozstello's project will be executive produced by The Baron Boys like The Boy Illinois project. Dude has a lot of appeal to gain fans.


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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wale- The Trip (Downtown)




If you dont know which song this sampled you deserve to be shot on site or your way too young. I dont even like Wale like that because he doesn't appeal to me & im not a hater i just love good music. Songs like this would make me a fan though and that feature he did on the new Waka & Roscoe Dash - No Hands joint he did.

He ruined it cutting this off at 1:54 though & changing it up. Hope he releases that full version.


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Monday, September 6, 2010

Nipsey Hussle ft. Lloyd - Feelin' Myself [Official Video]




THIS song got the most plays from me this summer hands down. Next was "Like This" by The Boy Illinois. This song knocks so hard and was the perfect first single for Nipsey to come out with. I have not met one person who doesn't fuck with Nipsey. Even the females love him. He reminds me of a young Snoop Dog when he came out (even looks like him a little). This song will continue to get play wherever i go. Has that fresh feeling sound to it and he got the best dude doing R&B right now on it.


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Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Boy Illinois : Inhale Pt. 3 After School Program Dates


Well as you know, The Boy Illinois is signed under us in-house as an artist sorta like how The Neptunes & Clipse work together. Inhale pt.3 : After School Program is his third & final installment from his 3 part series. This is a University/College themed album.

Illi will be Openining for Big Sean on October 6th

Inhale Pt. 3 Listening Party will be in Chicago on October 5th.

His Florida Tour will start October 7th.

Finally the release date for the mixtape album is October 18th


video

Check out a lil sneak peak from the tape called "DC-PG" featuring Dave Coresh & should be featuring Wale.

www.TheBoyIllinois.com (Coming Soon...)

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Diggy Simmons feat. Bei Maejor - Thinking Bout U


This song is my shit right now and shoulda been a single. Sounds like some mid 90s stuff, smooth as hell & Diggy really can rap his ass off. Felt it was a little too short but its all good. I run it back all the time. Bei Maejor been getting a lot of shine lately as well.


Link: http://limelinx.com/files/d52545da1eb199bbfc91aa21e3095111

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Monday, August 23, 2010

[MUSIC] Blink - The Count Down

Blink is at it again with his brand new smash titled "The Countdown" (produced by yours truly). Check it out and enjoy.


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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

[Video] "Light Show" - Blink x Jay Moses x The Boy Illinois




Here is the video for the track "Light Show" by Blink and Jay Moses featuring Illy (song posted previously here.) This video is directed by @Flykitemedia

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[Music] The Boy Illinois - "Like This"


Here is the first single to The Boy Illinois' Inhale Pt.3: After School Program. The song is titled "Like This" ft. TCU (produced By The Baron Boys).



Download Here: The Boy Illinois - "Like This" ft. TCU

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

[MUSIC] Marsha Ambrosius - “I Hope She Cheats on You”

  Marsha with the new look that I'm digging a lot. I just stumbled upon this post on Concreteloop.com
After much waiting for an official single, former Floetry vocalist Marsha Ambrosius finally gives us a taste of what’s time come from her solo project.
The brand new track, “I Hope She Cheats On You” is the lead single from Marsha often talked about, much anticipated debut solo album, Late Nights, Early Mornings. Little information is known about the new project, however, it’s said to full of collaborations of long-times with whom Marsha has worked with in the past.
No solid release date yet, but the album will be out later this year via J. Records.
Listen and download Marsha Ambrosius - “I Hope She Cheats on You”

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"My Nickname in the A - Strapped Up Shawteh"

Just another episode. Here's an update of what went down later in the week when Blink, Illi and Sosa were in the A. So when Blink and Illi got here, everybody was excited and ready to go! We had the studio booked and were anxious to get there and start working. Unfortunately, as usual Atlanta traffic was a bitch that day, so we were bout 30 minutes late for the session. But the studio session was great. I think we got two songs recorded for Illi that day (one Intro track for Inhale prt. 3 and another track for the mixtape titled "Red I"). It felt good being in the studio being creative and feeling the vibe. We had Damon L. Thomas, an established Director/Editor/Photographer, come through and take photos of the creative process. I wasn't feeling the 2nd day session because somehow the Atlanta heat got inside the studio and drained everyone's energy. Niggas was napping and falling out left and right. I think it was a point where it was just me, Illi and the engineer still awake. But all in all, that weekend was a great weekend - maybe the funnest week of my summer. Round two is going down soon. Everyone's coming back and we're bout to be back at it. Don't know if I'll write an update about it though...real spit.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

[MUSIC] CurT@!n$ x Dom Kennedy "2 Sports Cars"

Actually a pretty dope track. It has the "tag team" delivery theme where the two rappers take turns every few bars, switching throughout the song. It's dope how they did it, and the two different styles compliment each other well. Take a gander and Pay attention.

Download Here: CurT@!n$ x Dom Kennedy "2 Sports Cars"

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

"I Slick Want No Parts of That"


The last few months have been fun (for a lack of a better term), but lowkey outta hand ever since early June up until last night. Sosa (@SosaCasanova) came down from up north and has been here for a couple nights now. Haven't kicked it with my nig since last fall when he came down for Morehouse/Spellman homecoming, which was on point, by the way... but fast forward to Tuesday night (7.13.10) when we scooped him from the airport. I was with one of my homies Jay, who's back in town for now, but he attends FAMU and is in the Marching 100... Just like everybody, before actually meeting my manager, Jay thought Sosa was gon be bout 40 years old, but was surprised to see a young nigga lol

First night we just went out to eat with my peoples - one of which was Jay, and then my other dude George (@ifollowme) I went to high school with, originally from Nigeria. They had Sos dyin with the shit they were saying. George always saying off the wall shit, and Jay's life is comedy... no offense, g. I go through this daily. And then Wednesday night (7.14.10), we linked up with my dude Wes (@wesg35), and all we had was time, liquor and bud. Sosa looked out with all the supplies... I shoulda known we were bout to OD. And that, we did. No way in the world I ever wanna be that geeked up (for no reason) again. I hardly remember much, but I do recall Wes going deaf and damn near unresponsive (but with eyes open) when we were tryina drop him back at his crib lmao. I got home and fell out with my contacts in and I could hardly open them this morning. Got about 4-5 hours of sleep, but I had to come into work with this lightweight hangover, feeling heavy-headed but light on my feet... and for some reason, I'm functioning too efficiently at work right now. I get off at 4 then no telling what the move is later.

Soon to come on Friday, Illi (@TheBoyIllinois), Blink (@Blink), and Tre (@3tre) are comin down from Chicago. This means heavy studio time for the weekend. Thus far, this has already been if not the most, then one of my most eventful summers, and I don't even fuck with summers like that. More to come

Always remember *points down*
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Thursday, July 8, 2010

[Music] Young Scolla - The Fallen (prod. by Tecknowledgy)

Here's a new track from Young Scolla, produced by Tecknowledgy. Listening to the lyrics, I can say it's appropriately titled The Fallen.
"I know I’ve been on hiatus but it’s been for good reason. I’m currently wrapping up my Potluck (Compilation Mixtape) and my street album, Tears & Triumphs which will drop sometime this August. You can expect various song and video releases from me until these projects drop. I want to thank everybody that’s been showing their support and sticking with me. It will be well worth it in the end." - Via Scolla’s Word
Listen & Download: Young Scolla - The Fallen

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sosa The Casanova Advice: Girl Coming Over


This is a blogpost for yall dudes who wonder why shortie might of not smashed for the night or wanted to stay over at all. That dirty ass bathroom of yours. After living on my own for about 4 to 5 years its really only right to clean up your crib. I plan to move in with a girl this time next year (that's another story) so im glad i picked all this shit up now. It reflects you as a person and i dont care how lazy you are. Me and my mans take care of our bathroom like clockwork.

As far as females? Dudes really think the girl is taking long because she took a number 2 as SOON as she came over to visit LOL. You idiot she asked to use your bathroom right away to:

a.) check herself to make sure she looks on point for you (ie. makeup etc)
b.) check to see if you take care and clean yourself
c.) check your shower and make sure its no rings of saturn around that bitch.
d.) wipe yourself and have bathroom tissues stocked.
e.) pick her nose and wash her hands & ultimately take a piss (which i doubt)

I dont care if you wash with sanitizer and the finest of Italian Soaps. If your area is dirty that means you are. That's like eating a gourmet meal where there is shit all over the place.


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Sunday, July 4, 2010

[Video] Janelle Monae – Tightrope Remix Feat. B.o.B. & Lupe Fiasco




Admittedly, I'm a bit late on this, because I was sleeping on it. Although I feel like the verses were too short, I F**K with this track. Personally, I think Janelle should have stuck to singing in her verse. Her rap was alright, but it didn't feel natural at all. I like Janelle; she can move too. And like the homie Flozstello (@ImFlozstello) be saying, Janelle need to stop playin'!

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Monday, June 28, 2010

COOP: Creative Frustrations

I've been thinking about my creative process and my creative state of mind lately, and I've been bothered by both... it's weird to say this because, initially, one would think both could be easily manipulated and changed, but in actuality, to take charge of one's creativity is a far-fetched task for some people. As for me, my creativity comes and goes whenever it pleases, and I f*ckin want to know why. Why can't I summon my creative genius on command?

In regards to my earlier beat-making process, creativity used to strike more frequently than it does now; I suppose it’s due to me advancing in technique over the years…maybe I’m caught up in the actual practice of making beats instead of viewing it as an art form, or my mentality when making beats isn't the same as it once was, or it could be my mind being tired of looking at and working with the same workstation/equipment – I’m the type of person who needs constant excitement to avoid boredom...or could be all of the above. Bottom line is that my musical creativity is shot. I need that work flow back – that flow of creativity as I once had – effortlessly executing melody after melody, drum pattern after drum pattern, even if they were less advanced in musicality than melodies and drum patterns I create nowadays.

As I mentioned before, I think I get lost in the actual practice of making beats – seeking to achieve a particular goal within the beat – whether it be giving the beat more energy, or maintaining momentum of the beat, or trying to evoke a certain emotion through melody… when my mind is stuck on trying to achieve these elements (even subconsciously), it obstructs the free flow of musical creativity. Although, I wish I could just fix that dilemma, I don't know if that's something I can necessarily control.

The key subject here is the free flow of creativity yearned by so many, but assessable to utilize by only few. I still have this flow of creativity but only in short spurts throughout the year. For example, my mind will be in a creative state that allows me to make a batch of 5-7 beats over a time span of about a week or two (and that’s a high number for me). My creative process is not a one-go, sit-in, make-a-beat kinda thing. When people ask me how long it takes for me to make a beat, I tell them I don’t know. I can't say that it takes me 10 minutes, or an hour, or two hours to make a beat, because I usually work on several beats at one time, switching back and forth between each one while letting my creativity flow (all this in a couple week's time span). It works out pretty well… for the time the spurt of creativity lasts.

This has been a random rant of thoughts by yours truly, COOP of The Baron Boys, and has no ultimate purpose other than for the reading pleasure of whoever feels like reading it... Thanks for reading.

Enjoy hearing some of our beats at my Twiturm Profile

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

[Video] Laws - Hold You down



This, along with his song produced by 9th Wonder, is the song that made me a fan of Orlando-native Laws (the rapper's name). I hope this post puts someone one to him as well. As for his mixtape: it was not my cup of tea. I only liked a few songs on there, but I hope his albums turns out to be more enjoyable. Enjoy

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[Video] Drake “Better Than Good Enough” Documentary


This is a first part of a 7-part documentary.

After MTV aired Drake's “Better Than Good Enough” documentary, I saw a lot of tweets from people saying they gained more respect for him as a person and artist. I still haven't seen it yet but I'm sure it's interesting. This is a great way to allow not only fans but doubters a chance to look into what Drake's really rapping about in his songs, since his songs are all based on what's going on in his life. A personal view into someone's life gives people a sense of security - being able to relate and feel more comfortable with their own lives. People love to see that. It's why reality shows are so popular.

View the rest of the 7-part documentary at MTV.com

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Monday, June 21, 2010

[Video] J. Cole - Who Dat



J. Cole stopped by 106 & Park today to drop off the music video to his debut single "Who Dat." It's VERY similar to his very first video for "[Young] Simba" from his freshmen mixtape The Come Up [update: I got confirmation that both videos were directed by BB Gun. So that would explain the similar video concepts]. I'm no video producer or director, but I can always pick out places within the video where things could have been better, but nonetheless, it's a pretty cool video with a lot of pyrotechnics. Peep.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

The Boy Illinois & Air Lines – I Got It



This is a joint that wasn't posted by us, but by Illi & Air Lines - "I Got It". Realll Smooth Joint. I Promise You.

Link: http://usershare.net/o2c7iq27nd1c


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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Pursuit of Happiness

COOP: Women feel like the sole reason we are put on this Earth as human beings is to get married and have a family, right? That statement was kinda bold. But why are we put here? Is it to go to school, get a job, join in wedlock, reproduce, then die? Is it to destroy ourselves and the world on which we live? Is it solely to serve our creator? Whatever our purpose might be, it can't be to simply find the meaning of life in search. It's cool to wonder sometimes. I wonder why/how all the time. Much thought beyond a simple wonder would simply be pointless. The voyage to find the meaning of life: just as futile as holding a grudge against the sky.

I say pursue what makes you happy. Embrace all that feels right. Not everyone can be a star, rich, or famous. Not everyone wants to be any of those things. If I had an ultimate philosophy about life, it would be that life is about filling your niche in society. Wouldn't you agree? How does one find their niche? I'd say just make your niche by pursuing what makes you happy, or what feels right. How wrong can you go with that direction?

My purpose:
I, myself, would like grow into the man I believe is a great man -- a man great enough to love his woman unconditionally, a man great enough to provide for his family and raise his children appropriately, a man great enough to fulfill these duties, and a man great enough to accept his imperfections. I simply want to be a man of charisma, perseverance, and ambition... To not simply live life... but to actively live, or to be alive while living my life, as many people do not do.

Before I leave this Earth I plan on doing everything I want to do, for the simple fact that I want to do it. From skydiving to flying my own plane to waking up to a sun rise on a peak in the highlands of a Southeast Asian island. In the pursuit of happiness and self-fulfillment, I will be a great force in the music industry. I will be a hero in someone's eyes. I will give back and do my part to bring joy to someone's life. I will live and enjoy life along side of  loved ones, and I will provide them with the knowledge and opportunities to do the same, but at a greater magnitude. I came into the world airborne, and I will leave this earth with my footprint embedded in history.

Everyone has their own perspective at which they view life - may my view to be wider
Life is what you make it - may my life to be a monument
Take the world by storm - may my raindrops sprout new buds across the globe.
Promote Good Karma

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Things That Would Make Life Better

Mac Book Pro -
Mac is a great machine for music production. It has made its way to being the industry standard in all recording studios.

Right now, out of convenience and lack of sufficient funds, I'm working with a really booty Compaq laptop. Only good thing about it is the 3gigs of RAM and 17inch Wide screen. Previously coming from a Dell desktop with only 256MB of RAM, my Compaq laptop is still a great upgrade. But I still need that Mac.
Pro Tools HD 8 -
Pro Tools is industry standard for recording, tracking, and mixing music. Pro Tools has its own signature sound when your tracks are processed through it. I've had my own beats sound better after being run through Pro Tools.


There are many DAWs (digital audio workstation) that some people prefer over Pro Tools, but I honestly believe they're just trying to be rebels and go against the grain.
FL Studio -
Boy, WHAT?! ...nuff said.















Piano Lessons -
First off, classical piano training is not necessary to learn how to play piano. I personally believe there are more percs to being formally trained. I've been building chords for years without knowing what they are, or if they're being executed properly within the best register, etc. Why not know music when making music?
Being handy with a piano/keyboard opens your mind to a wider array of possibilities than otherwise, not being handy with keys.

'Inspiration of St.Matthew' ca.1602
Inspiration -
Not much to say here. All creators of anything need inspiration. A creative mind is useless without being inspired to create.

Inspiration is all around us. Sometimes, inspiration doesn't necessarily jump out at us. It comes with realization. Personally, I find inspiration within visual art, movies, background music in movies, background music in commercials, cruises down the highway at night, etc. Despite inspiration taking many forms and always being around me, sometimes it just doesn't come to me as inspiration without realization.









Big Ben
Time -
All things lost can be regained...except for time. Time is powerful. Time heals. Time tells. Time enlightens. Time allows. It sucks how important time is, yet it's the one thing to which we are so limited. You could do anything if you had an unlimited amount of time. Conversely, you can only do so much with such a limited amount of time.

Open Labs Neko -
"Powered by the latest Intel® Corei5 processor and using a 15" touchscreen, 61 black and white keys, built-in QWERTY keyboard and running Windows 7™ OS, the GEN6 NeKo XXL is an entirely new class of multimedia instrument. NeKo XXL is specifically designed with keyboard playability and maximum studio functionality."

This machine can hold Pro Tools and FL Studio along side of many of programs within it's hard drive. A list of producers I know who use this machine are Timbaland, Denaun Porter, Polow da Don, Tim & Bob (they have 2), and even Prince and Teddy Riley.


But I really wouldn't mind this here























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The Last Stretch

On the 1-year anniversary of the release of his sophomore mixtape The Warm Up, J. Cole decides to post this jewel for his fans in appreciation of their support. Another very dope verse. But if you listen to the lyrics, you can hear the shots fired *fireworks*


DOWNLOAD: J. Cole - The Last Stretch 
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Light Show


Light Show - Blink, Young Blu & Jay Moses feat. The Boy Illinois (prod. by TheGr8Thin)


Download Here

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Street Etiquette


Travis Gumbs & Joshua Kissi (from left to right)
"Comprised of two individuals who reside in the urban world of NYC, Street Etiquette is a parallel to the accepted meaning of Etiquette. Etiquette is described as proprieties of conduct established in any class or community or for any occasion. Our community is the urban areas New York City full of eccentricity, originality and diversity. Our Street Etiquette is our love for HipHop, Hood Art (graffiti) and most of all our love for incorporating different styles of fashion into our urban style." - Street Etiquette


I
honestly don't even care how corny this might sound, but Street Etiquette helped me step my game up.
The article posts on Street Etiquette touch base on classic pieces of clothing and mentions the history and legacy of each item. I'd suggest this site to anyone seeking to simply get a better sense of style/fashion.

Before I came across SE, my sense of fashion lacked in practicality and a personalized style. Even though, in the past, I was more into over-sized street wear, I always wanted my clothes to be different in some way, more fitting than traditional urban wear. Although I do still occasionally rock some street wear, I'm more aware of how tasteful it looks styled on my physique. Because of
Street Etiquette's tips and detailed descriptions of clothing articles, I have a more personalized style for myself, and my sense of fashion has increased. I would describe my style as laid back, "Urban" Gentlemen wear -- or well put-together without trying too hard. I definitely realize more people complimenting me on my current gear rather than my older gear.

More at Street Etiquette

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Drake: Thank Me Later Debut Album

Now, if you have been following this blog since the beginning (circa 2008), then you know we support the homie Drake. The Baron Boys and Sosa are big supporters of this newer school of rap -- this new league of starters whose progression we have witnessed since pre-fame. From Room for Improvement, to Comeback Season, to Grammy-nominated So Far Gone, to right now at where he is in his career, we've seen him progress from the jump, and it's quite an amazing thing to see THE underrated, yet talented underdog come up from others doubting, hating, and holding him back.

No matter what anyone says, you can't take away the work and dedication he puts into his music. I support good music. Point blank. Drake's projects are comprised of well-thought out, conceptual music.

Despite all the singing he does on the album, it's fairly Hip-Hop for the reasons stated above. No matter how much you dislike Drake for what ever reason, I don't see how you can deny the album as a fair attempt at "real" music. It's real shit, and a real nigga can't hate on real shit. Just saying.

Much love and congratulations to Drake. We know it's as good as Platinum in the first few weeks, Diamond by Fall. Too much credit? Nah.

Purchase Drake's Debut album "Thank Me Later" (here) and support good music that's worth your money.

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Dormtainment: F***ing Wit Chaz Part 2

As I've mentioned in my 2nd Hot Blog Shoutout post, the guys of Dormtainment are hilarious. If you missed my post about them, just click the Hot Blog Shoutout link above and check it out. I think my favorite segments from Dormtainment are the "F***ing Wit Chaz" skits. There has only been two thus far, but both have been hilarious. Chaz has got to hate these niggas by now lol. But check it out, "F***ing Wit Chaz prt. 2"



More Dormtainment skits here

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

This Will Be a Beautiful Death

artwork by 36hundred
Kanye West new single "Power" featuring Dwele (produced by Symbolyc One)
Download here

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Drake - "Find Your Love" (Music Video)



Directed by Anthony Mandler.
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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

G.o.D Jewels ll Greatness Opens Doors Mixtape ll




 This is the 2nd Installment coming from Chicago Artist, G.o.D Jewels. Mixtape is packaged like an album with all original production. Has the pdf of lyrics from every track, shoutouts and links. Mixtape artwork included as well. 
The Baron Boys have 2 tracks on the mixtape. "Louboutin Blues" & "Close The Door (Co-Produced With E&J)"



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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

J. Cole – Who Dat (prod. Elite & J. Cole)


Finally, the mastered version of J.Cole's debut single. I was almost mad when I heard the unmastered version. But regardless, J.Cole snapped and did his thing on this track, as usual. But for a debut single, it's still growing on me as a big fan and supporter of J. Cole. Regardless, I KNOW the album won't disappoint.

DOWNLOAD: J. Cole – Who Dat (Explicit) | Mediafire

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Music Video: Lupe Fiasco - "I'm Beaming"

Lupe Fiasco and the staff of Illusive Media have released Lupe's new music video for his lead single "I'm Beaming". All I have to say is: "amazing". Enjoy.



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G.o.D. Jewels on XXL Mag website

Congrats to G.o.D. Jewels. His video, which has been regarded as "something special" by many, has made it onto the pages of the XXL Mag website (click to see Jewels' feature).

And also, shout out to the amazing artist, Fernando Peniche, who did the artwork for G-O's mixtape cover for Greatness Opens Doors, which drops May 3rd. This is such a great year for Hip-Hop.
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Music Video: G.o.D. Jewels - All Things 'Go

G.o.D. Jewels with his first official music video for upcoming album/mixtape "Greatness Opens Doors". One hell of a video directed by Noah Christofer. One hell of a song produced by Plan. This song is so visual, so instead of taking a listen, take a look and see.



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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

G.o.D. Jewels – Famous Girl feat. Christian Rich (Prod. Time)



Here's another joint from G.o.D Jewels which is real smooth. Yall should check out Christian Rich also. G.o.D Jewels mixtape is dropping on May 3rd and has 2 beats produced by The Baron Boys on there as well! Don't sleep and check this track out NOW.

Famous Girl feat. Christian Rich (produced by Time) Link: http://usershare.net/2DopeBoyz/zroddsks9tvc

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The Boy Illinois "No Good For You" (Prod. Victor Radz)


Link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/spjrlw


I been playing this in the whip all week long since it dropped like 2 days ago. Yall already know The Boy Illinois & The Baron Boys go hand in hand with the music. Look out for us working with him on his Pt.3 mixtape album. 2.5 is not being released anymore so every Monday he is releasing loose tracks.


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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Blink - Pray4Love


Blink's latest leak #pray4love is a true reflection of the times:
  • In Chicago, IL over 40 African-American youth have been victims of gun violence in the past week
  • Americans are angry at the current state of the country and we are seeing an uprising in anti-government groups
  • There are daily murderous attacks in Blink's birth country of Nigeria

Blink has not turned a blind eye to any of these problems and has been aware of the social and political issues at hand. He felt motivated to send a message to his generation and his message comes in the form of his track #prayforlove
Blink aggressively rides the Just Blaze produced instrumental as he lyrically and profoundly addresses the social and political dilemmas that are plaguing our society right now. Blink’s concern is felt through his delivery as he directs his generation to reflect…"these times we live in are a bit different, where men raise guns but don't know how to raise children." Blink felt this message was fitting to record such expressive content over Jay Electronica's ‘Exhibit A’ instrumental.
(direct quote from source: promotional email)

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Miguel feat. J Cole - All I Want is You





















Miguel feat. J Cole - All I Want is You



I came across this song via twitter by way of the homie The Real Just's tweet. How does that sound? I got it from his site. Anyhow, check out the song. Radio-ready, in my opinion.



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Ronald Jenkees Keyboard Improv

I came across this a couple of years back and was blown away. Can't figure out if homie is acting or if that's him for real. Regardless, his music hits. Enjoy.



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Hot Blog Shout Out 2

I've realized I won't have to time or energy to consistently update this blog myself. With that said, I wanted to shout out more than just one blog this week. Here are a few that I enjoy and recommend to you all.



Dormtainment
You can look at the name and know what this site is about. It's a video-based college website started by a group of college students and caters to the college audience purely for entertainment purposes. The men of Dormtainment have made quite a name for themselves, especially seeing that no one else is doing anything like this. These guys do it for the love of entertaining for an audience whom they can relate to. Take a minute to skim through their videos.




Bask-N-Robbins
This blog was created by an attractive young lady who happens to love music. In this blog you'll find a number of reviews on artists who aren't necessarily in the mainstream light but deserve some recognition. The blog stands as "the launchpad to the magazine [she] intends to one day have which will hold the same purpose." Simply put, I respect the blog because she shares all her thoughts with you, and the way she displays her perspective is interesting for the reader. Check it out, it deserves a follow on the blog and twitter as well @Back_N_Robbins.



DJ Lissa Monet
DJ Lissa Monet is so official, she needs her a whistle with a striped shirt to match. Lissa is a well-established DJ and blogger from Toronto who has a resume that runs long, having spun records for the likes of LeBron James, Ludacris, and Drake just to name a few. Really, there's nothing I can say to get you to get into not only her blog but HER! Find your way to her mixtapes, music reviews, news, events etc. Follow her blog and her twitter page @DjLissaMonet



Noodles & Rosé
A blog started by a college students who is also a lover of music, but also a lover of fashion. The blog is primarily dedicated to news, articles and intricacies of the fashion world, but also covers that of the music world also. The name of the blog is such a hit; it's catchy & it's clever. I don't know the intended meaning of the name, but to me it symbolizes the highs of life, the lows of life, and everything in between. Check out the blog, you're destined to see or hear something that's mind blowing to some degree. Very interesting. (twitter: @where_is_noelle)




Random Acts of Flyness
This is a blog started by AG the Kid, a Florida native and pro blogger. The blog displays a wide array of musical talents who may or may not be mainstream, but all quality is assured. Really, not much I can say about it; if you like to hear NEW music that isn't played on the radio 10 times within the hour, check this site for your fixing.


Other Notable Blogs
The Real Just
Crack-of-Dawn
Give the Drumma Some

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Hot Blog Shout Out

I haven't gotten around to posting anything new in a while, but here's something I felt the need to share. Firstly, let me say that I have many friends who have great blogs and who have posts that actually are worth viewing. I should have started this blog shout out thing a long time ago, so I've decided I'll do this every week.

Now, I want to give a shout out to the music-driven blog Urban Soul Suite

This blog was created by a college student who simply loves music. The majority of the posts are dedicated to either [neo-]soul or r&b musical talents but there lies some posts that may steer in a different direction. Overall, it's a very enjoyasble blog and I recommend this to all music lovers. Hit that man with a follow (via both Blogger & Twitter [ @_ChrisJacobs_ ]).

-COOP

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Kidd Domination - Im On (Feat. Phreshy, Calico & Blocks)

Shout out to the Kidd Domination for this!

Phreshy killed the hook. As for the dudes on the verses im not too fond of them but at least they still did what they had to not make this song unlistenable.



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Friday, February 12, 2010

Some Vday Music...Your Favorite Song

Yes i know this dude has bashed himself into the ground as far as his imagine but fuck it. If the music is good, its good. Point Blank Period. Cuz yall niggas know if this was Dream yall would be loving it automatically. Plus its bout to be my bday on vday. This is that vibe im feeling right now...





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