New Melo-X Mixtape!

 |  September 18, 2008
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Melo-X is another rapper on the rise who’s part of the ever-growing organic hip-hop genre (i.e. Wale, Kid Cudi, Mickey Factz, etc.). Though there’s not too much music out from Melo-X, he recently released a new mixtape that basically flips Raphael Saadiq’s new album in its entirety. The album is fittingly titled The Way I See It Remix EP. Download the mixtape below and let us know what you think of newcomer Melo-X.

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Melo-X – The Way I See It Remix Album EP

10 Deep in the Game

 |  August 29, 2008
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You may have heard of clothing company 10 Deep. Heck, almost anyone who dresses mildly urban has. But the boys based out of New York seem to getting bigger and bigger with time with celebrity co-signs from newcomers Kid Cudi and Wale. the company was started in 1995, and the brand focuses on clothing that “conjures thoughts of movements, individuals, and ideologies of days past and present,” according to the website. Either way, they have a lot of great custom tee’s, custom fitted’s and even vinyl dolls. Check out some pictures of the attire below, and the website here to discover more about 10 Deep.

Also, check out the lookbook for the Fall 2008 Collection (coming out September 2nd) here.   

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 Strength lies in the hands of an individual (10 fingers), not in the approval of one’s peers.

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Hear Snippets from 88 Keys Album

 |  August 21, 2008
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Producer 88-Keys is prepping his album The Death of Adam, and after a long, long wait it is finally set to drop. I heard the first drop from the album on Kanye’s Can’t Tell Me Nothing Mixtape, entitled “Stay Up.” About 6 weeks back, 88 then dropped his very own mixtape in preparation for the album’s release, entitled Adam’s Case Files, which featured Kid Cudi, Grafh, Serius Jones, and Tanya Morgan, among others. His tracks are really soul-inspired and very different from the hip-hop we’ve heard. By making his lyrics comical and utilizing some of the best artists in hip-hop right now (Kanye, Bilal, Redman, Kid Cudi) 88 is bringing the world some quality, quality music. And, with a executive producer co-sign from Kanye, this album seems destined to be a hit. 

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Check out snippets from the album here, and look for the release in October.

Cornerstone Mixes Up the Game

 |  July 31, 2008
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Cornerstone Promotions has been instrumental in the advancement of so many artists careers – Kanye West and newcomers Wale and Kid Cudi to name a few. Cornerstone has also worked closely with Fader Magazine in finding the newest, freshest talent and either promoting their mixtapes or parties to further their promotion. Basically, Cornerstone helps bring quality music to devoted fans of all genres of music.  One of the most impressive things Cornerstone has done in recent years, however, is creating their Cornerstone Mixtape Series, currently sponsored by Levi’s. The mixtape series just saw the release of its 106th installment, and features the hottest DJs in hip-hop creating mixes of the best new songs from various artists. After having everyone from 9th Wonder to DJ Green Lantern to DJ Premier host the mixtape, Cornerstone is furthering their push of great music to knowledgeable hip-hop crowd. Cornerstone Mixtape #106 features everyone from Teyana Taylor to KRS-One and Q-Tip, and can be downloaded below.   Cornerstone Mixtape #106

l_d861a0dc336a10bf8c530792caba799b.jpgNick Catchdubs, co-founder of Fool’s Gold Records, is blowing up. After handling the mixing duties for both of Wale’s mixtapes, Catchdubs is set to release a mixtape with Timbaland’s new artist, Izza Kizza, tomorrow. Catchdubs is a DJ first and foremost (a dope one at that) and is currently working on transitioning into the production realm. After meeting DJ A-Trak several years ago, they founded Fool’s Gold Records, which currently houses some of house music’s hottest DJ’s, rapper Kid Sister and newcomer Kid Cudi. Catchdubs has consequently aligned himself with some of the best new hip-hop, and is finally making a name for himself in the genre. To commemorate this, he’s released a brand-new promo mixtape, entitled Slick. The mix is 20-tracks long, but in true DJ fashion, has no tracks or breaks. It is simply a 59-minute mix of everything from old to new and from hip-hop to dancehall to electro. Download the mix here and let us know what you think of Catchdubs.   Nick Catchdubs – Slick 

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