Today, two exciting musical projects were released by hip hop’s very own living pioneers, Elzhi (formerly of Slum Village) & DJ Rhettmatic (world famous Beat Junkies). Elzhi’s Elmatic is a tribute record to the classic Nas debut, Illmatic, & features the talent of Detroit’s own Will Sessions on live instruments, DJ Dez on wax, Amp Fiddler on keys, & rapper Royce Da 5’9″! Rhett, for his own birthday, released Wonderlove as a dedication mix to fellow Taurus, the wonder himself, Stevie Wonder. Get your free downloads right unda.

    “XXL and are proud to present Elzhi’s new mixtape, Elmatic, for free download. [Cop it here ***Fixed]

    The 10-track offering—which finds the Detroit lyricist paying homage to Nas’s classic debute LP, Illmatic—was produced entirely by Will Sessions. Fellow D-Town MC Royce da 5’9” and Illmatic beatmaker Pete Rock also make appearances.

    Fans can pre-order limited edition physical copies of the disc and other merchandise at now. —XXL Staff”

    “Beat Junkie Sound presents:
    “Wonderlove” – A Tribute Mix to Stevie Wonder
    Mixed by Dj Rhettmatic for Beat Junkie Sound
    Recorded at The Sound-O-Matic Lab – Cerritos, Ca”

    Download here

For full tracklisting, click photos for source site!


January 14, 2011

On 1.11.11, Bay area based vocalist Jayne Rio launched her website at Along with the launch of her site is a free download of her track “Game Over” featuring female MC, Hopie Spitshard – all Bay Area representin’!

Jayne is a long time friend of mine -since elementary school- & I’m proud to support her to this day. For some audible treats, be sure to visit

“Spunky, loving, vivacious — are just a few words to describe up and coming singer and performer, Jayne Rio. Jayne’s illuminating vocals backed with her eclectic style have rightfully earned her a golden ticket on American Idol Season 5, her own YouTube channel with over 2 million views and 10,000 subscribers, countless performances around the world, and a continually growing dedicated fan base. Her inexplicably raw talents in combination with her sparkling spirit and devoted work ethic make her an inspiration, a timeless personality, and a fresh breath of originality. Jayne Rio is more than just a singer and performer – she is the embodiment of what it means to be a true artist.”

Hellz Bellz Presents:

Halloween mixtape
Sounds by The Pastries

Download HERE.


August 14, 2010

Femme streetwear company, HELLZ BELLZ, brings to their fella fly ladies a nice little mixtape by DJ Von Kiss.

Download HERE.

Peep the tracklist:
1. Tell Em (Von Kiss Edit) – Sleigh Bells
2. Heads Will Roll (Dan Oh Rmx) – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
3. White Knight Two (Laidback Luke Rmx) – Surkin
4. In For The Kill – La Roux
5. Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
6. Cities in Dust – Siouxsie and the Banshees
7. Empathy – Crystal Castles
8. XXXO – M.I.A.
9. After Every Party I Die – IAMX
10. Make Me Dance feat. Reese (Techjio Rmx) – B. Rich
11. Molly’s Party – Tittsworth Feat. Ninjasonik
12. Clap Your Hands (Diplo Rmx) – Sia
13. Babylon – Congorock
14. Bangduck – Afrojack
15. Metric – Sound of Stereo
15. Bob-Omb (Phatzoo Rmx) – Darwin & Backwall
16. I Think I Like It – Fake Blood
17. Bangkok – Boris Dlugosch
18. TJ Shuffle (Oh Yeah) – Von Kiss
19. I’m In The House ft. Zuper Blahq (Grandtheft Rmx) – Steve Aoki
20. Hornbo (Paz Rmx) – Mat Cant, Scattermish
21. Shut the Lights Off ft. Redman (Caspa & Trolley Snatcha Rmx) – Adam F & Horx


August 4, 2010

A-Side Worldwide & AML’s Trés Styles presents “Summer Love – The Mixtape” mixed by DJ Graffiti. Download now! See more at bandcamp or ASideWorldWide.

Peep it after the jump for the full tracklisting: Read the rest of this entry »


Saturday Sept 18 2010
St. Andrews Hall
431 East Congress Street
Detroit, MI 48226



The official “Album of the Year” Trailer for Black Milk‘s soon to be released album, lookout for September 14th.

Black Milk – Welcome [Gotta Go] – First single
Black Milk – How Dare You – leaked track, not on album

Shoes, shoes, shoes! The Jeffrey Campbell Fall/Winter 2010 lookbook in its entirety! In to the intro of JC’s video lookbook, it is stated:

“On The Run by Jeffrey Campbell is a fictional tale of three models turned secret spies. As they explore the underside of modeling, they become involved in espionage, double-crossing, & hi-fashion spy business. Please note Jeffrey Campbell does not endorse spies in general, kidnapping, or illegal activity.”

Watch the Jeffrey Campbell F/W 2010 video lookbook here.

See the full lookbook on the flip, brace yourselves. Read the rest of this entry »

Digital Track leak (not on album)
ALBUM OF THE YEAR in stores September 14


I admire Danny “The Hybrid” Brown for a variety of reasons.. aside from the fact that I am a fan of his music, I applaud him as a Detroit rapper for his fashion risks.. & when I say “risks,” I only mean that as an artist of his caliber shooting moves outside of the Detroit box. “Safe” is not in his eccentric vocabulary.

Brown’s latest music video & free album download!!:
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