Stalley releases the first of a series of songs intended to precede Savage Journey to the American Dream.  Looks like Stalley has no intentions of watering his material down since the move over to Maybach Music, despite the odd pairing with DJ Khaled found here.  Stream below and download here.

 

Sadat X of Brand Nubian fame just dropped a new joint.  Remember when rappers were more like regular people?  Remember when music just came off as genuine?  Yeah.  Not the greatest song I’ve heard this month but definitely good for a few spins.  Enjoy.

Phonte (@phontigallo) blesses the masses with the visuals from “Dance In The Reign” off the exceptional Charity Starts At Home LP.  Get into it.

I’ve really wanted to share my material with my friends and peers and since I’m in Arkansas, they have no access to my sermons. I figure I make a satirical mixtape with a strong liberal lean and a stronger critique of prosperity preachers, etc. just to push the envelope and present a spiritual package that is more reflective of our generation.

All of my stuff is free and I’m posting sermons every week from the church I pastor.

– Pastor Harold

Download Here.

Shout out to 2DopeBoyz for the discovery of this unreleased gem from the West Coast’s Dom Kennedy.  West up!

Looks like 2012 may very well be like 2011, which I considered the Year of the Free LP.  No excuse to not bulk up your iTunes libraries.  If you like Strong Arm Steady, you care.

Hit up the group’s website for the download.

Sometimes you randomly hit play on something you wouldn’t normally…and come up on a gem.  Apparently, this joint is off of Bryant Dope’s upcoming mixtape, Queens Kids.

 

Big salute to the proud parents!  Jay-Z and Beyonce brought a healthy baby girl into the world, Blue Ivy Carter.  As a recent first-time dad myself, I can completely relate to the joy and pride expressed in this song.  It’s like you can hear that Jay is smiling in the booth as he shares this moment with the fans.  

Say what you want about Jay (I mean, what can you really say), but I appreciate the personal growth and the maturity he brings to the game.  Who knows…these young ones might get inspired to think being a dad is actually cool…hell, even marriage.  And say what you want about Beyonce (and again, I mean…what can one say), but I appreciate that she and Jay share what they want with the public without coming off as guarded.  In the TMZ era, it’s a rare occurrence that we don’t know every grimy detail of a public figure’s life.  They’re keeping it real old Hollywood that way and I respect it.  

Peace and positivity to Jay, Bey, and B.I.C., who’s already appeared on her first record:

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