A Proper Finale: Illab-Never Ending Summer


As we head towards a Labor Day break from all things requiring responsibility, with that comes a much needed break for this site. But before we pump the brakes for a few weeks, it’s only fitting that Illab sets the late-season tone with the visuals for “Never Ending Summer”, an ode to living free in America in the blazing sun.  Illab’s work grows more self-reliant and introspective with each release, so it’s more than a pleasure to run this back a few times. Enjoy.

New Visuals: The Game feat. Jeremih- All Eyez


The Game is getting ready to unleash 1992, his new record with no features and fire art from the same designer as Snoop’s legendary debut Doggystyle. Check out the visuals for “All Eyez”, an ode to his favorite ladies with help from Jeremih. I have a feeling The Game’s channeling some early left coast energy on 1992.  We shall see. I almost forgot…Scott Storch on the beat. Enjoy.


New Sounds & Sights: Joe Budden feat. Fabolous and Tory Lanez


1st things 1st, Hot 97 exists at an exclusive mainstream level intending merely to compete with other media outlets like Complex. They are not “hip hop”, nor do they care much for the progression or preservation of the culture. Recently, Joe Budden stepped into the hornets nest known as Ebro in the morning to promote his upcoming new record, Rage & The Machine, only to be met with 25 minutes of banter about Drake, questions on why he fired his podcast co-host (who Hot 97 had in the studio unbeknownst to Budden), and a butt-hurt Rosenberg caught in his feelings.  Ebro eventually got to mocking the art of technical rapping, to which Joe up and left. Lost in most of the talk was the promotion of Joey’s new single, “Flex”, featuring Torey Lanez and Fabolous. You decide whether or not to ride with the radio boys. Check out the single below. Enjoy.

On The Radar: Dimitry Killstorm


It was only a matter of time before producer Dimitry Killstorm dropped a proper full length project. He’s done production for some of Minnesota’s most dynamic artists, and  I’m Dimitry Killstorm cultivates that talent centered around his dense creations. Unpredictability makes this one a blast to run down. Aggression balanced with introspection. You can find more information here. Support the arts. Enjoy.