What Feelings Sound Like | A Blog By Beatwize: July 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

XV - Everybody's Nobody

It's here! The much awaited for XV mixtape! No words. Just damn good music. Let's go!


XV - Life vs. Living (Feat. Big Sean)

Huge track from XV right here off his mixtape that drops today entitled "Everybody's Nobody". Both Sev & Sean go in on some crazy ishh right here. Definitely get this for now to quench your thirst until the real deal drops!


Don't sleep on this, guys. This dude is definitely someone to look out for!!

Brother Ali - Us (Single)

I dropped the video a couple days back. But as an appreciation, Rhymesayers has hooked us up with the official CDQ version of the song for free! Brother Ali's album of the same name drops September 22nd! Look out, it's Rhymesayers's season!


Clipse - All Eyes On Me (Feat. Keri Hilson)

Finally, a No-DJ version just dropped last night! Another leak of the much-anticipated hat-trick album from Clipse, "Till the Casket Drops". This one's a good one, definitely a step up from that last leak. Check it out!


Coldplay's "Strawberry Swing" iPhone App

So as most of you know, I went to that Coldplay concert yesterday. Possibly one of the greatest experiences I was so blessed to have. I couldn't get HQ pics/vids but I'll post a few things up later tonight or tomorrow anyways.

Regardless of that, Coldplay has released a new free iPhone app based on their new "Strawberry Swing" video. It includes a live news feed, the Coldplay video catalogue, and the "Strawberry Swing" game. Sounds interesting, huh?


Definitely getting this once I get my iPhone. Enjoy!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Concert Time!

I'm off to see Coldplay live! I'll take pictures & videos for you guys :) ..

Peacepeace all!

- Beatwize

Joell Ortiz - Food for Thought (Prod. by Cookin' Soul)

One of the most creative videos I've seen in a while. Joell Ortiz & Cookin' Soul Productions get up on this. This definitely gets the @beatwize stamp of approval! Check it out!

Three/21 Media - Inside A Change Soundtrack

Words from Three/21: 'Three/21 and The Kickdrums present the “Inside A Change” Soundtrack featuring brand new music by Consequence, Joell Ortiz, Skillz, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Wale, Saigon, Royce Da 5′9″, The Kickdrums, J.A.M.E.S. Watts, Statik Selektah, Illmind, A.P., Nami Unreal and more. It was also scored by Chronik & Echonomist and the homie Jason Lam. The soundtrack plays in conjunction with the film as it contains snippets of dialogue from key scenes. Click here to download. Tonight is our official world premiere so please join us for our after party in downtown NYC at STAY. Music by the homies Mad Ryan, Reason and Lord Sear from Shade 45.'


1. Joell Ortiz feat. The Kickdrums – “How To Change”
2. J.A.M.E.S. Watts feat. Frank G – “You’re My Life”
3. The Kickdrums – “Just A Game”
4. A.P. feat. Illmind – “All I Seen”
5. Wale – “Family Affair”
6. Saigon feat. The Kickdrums – “Change Gon Come”
7. Skillz feat. Usef Dinero & DJ Jazzy Jeff – “Inside A Change”
8. Jayci – “Thru”
9. Novel – “F*** Wit My Mind”
10. J.A.M.E.S. Watts & Nami Unreal feat. Frank G – “Get Up 8”
11. Black Moon – “This Goes Out To You”
12. Aasim feat. Sean C & Lv – “Just Live”
13. J.A.M.E.S. Watts & A.P. feat. The Kickdrums – “Other Side”
14. Royce Da 5′9″ – “The Best Thing Yet”
15. Jared Evan – “Headphones”
16. Jesse Boykins III – “Be All Truth”
17. Consequence feat. Statik Selektah & Paula Campbell – “Closer”
18. Jason Lam – “Inside A Change Main Theme”
19. Chronik & Echonomist – “Inside A Change Love Theme”
20. Blakkout – “Closer” (Original Version)
21. Rik Cordero & Nami Unreal – “Speak Again”

Greenspan - Headbop (Feat. Feevaleo and Ra the Mc) (Prod. by Judah)

Off Greenspan's upcoming mixtape "When the Sky Turns Green". I'm really liking this track as well, so I'm def deff looking forward to the final product of the project. Check-check it!


Props to iLL Vibes on the catch!

Zion I - Coastin' Video

New video from Zion I for a track on their Feb 2009 album "The Take Over".

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Luckyiam - Sumpthin 2 Say (Feat. Imani & Pep Love)

Something new from Luckyiam. On August 2nd (his birthday) he's dropping an album with Diamond Supply Co. called "The Present". Here's a free track from that. He'll be leaking another track from the album on Friday, so stay tuned! For now, here's "Sumpthin 2 Say", with Imani of The Pharcyde and Pep Love. Really ill track, check it out.


Consequence - Closer (Feat. Band Camp) (Prod. by Statik Selektah)

A track off the soundtrack of upcoming Rik Cordero movie "Inside a Change". Consequence and Statik team up alongside Band Camp for this great composition. Looking forward to hearing more from this soundtrack and the movie!


M-Trey & CJ the Genesis - Run This Town Remix

M-Trey and CJ get up on the new Jay-Z track with massive heat. Both of these two are looking to be something to seek out in the future. Now go listen to this track a couple times, 'cause I know you would have even if I didn't tell you to.


Brother Ali - Us (Video)

The video for Brother Ali's new album of the same name. Ill ishh as usual from the Brother. I'm looking forward to this one, his last album was absolute insanity. Check out the track!

Statik Selektah - Critically Acclaimed (Feat. Lil' Fame, Saigon, Sean Price)

New Statik track from his upcoming album "100 Proof (The Hangover)". A very odd combination yet they end up dope together on this track, you guys should check this out.


Skyzoo - The Beautiful Decay Video

The first single off of the anticipated Skyzoo album "The Salvation" is finally out! Really dope track produced by the one and only 9th Wonder. Check it out below..

Kenna x HP: The You On You Project

Kenna hooked up with HP to promote their new "You On You" Project. This is pretty cool. You have to make a video about yourself without showing your face. Ironic because Kenna's last album was called "Make Sure They See My Face". Regardless, here's the video promo. Give me a shout if you guys do this and I'll post it on the blog!

Crown City Rockers - Soul

The first single off of the Crown City Rockers's upcoming album "The Day After Forever". If you don't know this group, they're a jazz-rap band that sounds similar to ArtOfficial and MoJoe. Check out this smooth track to hear what I'm talking about!


Spotted @ MusicalSchizophrenia

Backtrack: Coldplay - Fix You

Probably my favorite song by Coldplay. Such an original and melodious song, really hits you hard from the start. And the message is very deep as well; an overall classic track. In my opinion, the best song they've ever made.

Johnson & Jonson - Radical 2

Tres Records is dropping an instrumental release of Blu & Mainframe's debut album as Johnson & Jonson. If you've heard the album, you already know this is going to be major dope, and if you haven't checked out the album yet - cop it already!! Definitely worth it! Here's a track leak off the album, entited "Radical 2". Check it out!


QuEST - Broken Headphones (Mixtape)

So the much awaited mixtape from blog-legend QuEST is finally out. His past releases were pretty good, but I wasn't feeling them as much as the hype was going. This one? Hell yes. This is dope as hell, do NOT miss out on this listening experience. First Nero and now him? The future of hip-hop looks very friendly. But check it out for yourself!


Enjoy it, guys! Hopefully he drops more soon!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Clipse - Warning (Feat. Rock City)

To be honest, not really sure about this one. Kind of an off track, probably the first Clipse track that I don't even want to listen to again. But here it is anyways, maybe you guys think otherwise. This is another leak off their upcoming album "Till the Casket Drops". Third time's the charm? Let's see..


Kid Cudi - N.A.S.A. Music Mixtape

A compilation of the newest Cudi leaks created by Mixtape Evolution. This is definitely going to get bumped on the major. Can't wait for his album!


  1. The Moon Man
  2. Welcome To The World (Remix) (Feat. Kevin Rudolf, Rick Ross)
  3. Everything Is Broken (Feat. Mr. Hudson)
  4. Higher Up
  5. Make Her Say (Feat. Kanye West, Common)
  6. Buggin Out (Feat. Consequence, J. Period)
  7. Boom Boom Pow (Remix) (Feat. Black Eyed Peas, Busta Rhymes, Gucci Mane)
  8. Sky Might Fall (Remix) (Feat. Rick Ross)
  9. Look Up In The Stars (Feat. Wale)
  10. Day N Nite
  11. Sky High (Feat. Kanye West)
  12. Excuse My Mood
  13. Date New (Remix) (Feat. Yung O)
  14. Can I Be
  15. Switchin Lanes
  16. Therapy Part 2 (Feat. Talib Kweli, Alchemist, Evidence, Blu)

Artist of the Week: Coldplay

So I changed my mind about AOTW this week. Originally I didn't want to give an up-and-coming artist the disadvantage of a smaller week for a feature, but then I decided that I really don't need to make it an independent artist. I chose an artist that can spare the one-day loss. This band is Coldplay. But the main reason is because I'm going to their concert on Thursday (!!!) and it felt fitting.

They aren't really hip-hop, but they've worked with lyrical giants like Jay-Z and Kanye West and made a mark on this genre like many other bands are doing lately. The internet has given people all over the world to share their music and some of these people began mixing genres. The industry noticed this and began doing the same with original songs. Hip-hop bands and rock bands began collaborating a lot more after this boom of mash-up music. This wasn't the first wave, though; remember Run DMC & Aerosmith? But anyways, back to Coldplay..

I can't even remember the first time I listened to my to-be favorite rock band ever. It was probably "Clocks" or "The Scientist" that got me into them; but I've loved them ever since I can remember. Originally being coined as "Christian Rock", Coldplay began composing new and innovative music and soon lost that tag and became an "Alternative" band. Mixing an abundance of piano and strings along with the usual rock instruments such as guitars and drums, Coldplay's sound can only be described as "harmonic beauty". Deep meanings, intelligent metaphors, and songs that get stuck in your head for days, and not to mention four-time multi-platinum-ers, this band is definitely one of the greatest of all time.

Would you like to be featured as Artist of the Week? Get at me! -- beatwize@gmail.com

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Just Reached Virginia

Hey all,

So I just reached Virginia after a very, very long drive. Tired as hell..so no posts today although I'm sure I missed a lot. Too exhausted to do anything. I got a couple emails from people about featuring, new tracks etc. and I promise I'll get to them sometime tomorrow or day after.

Thanks, guys! Peacepeace!


Friday, July 24, 2009

Jay-Z - Run This Town (Feat. Kanye West & Rihanna)

Beast of a lineup right there. Track off Jay's upcoming "Blueprint 3"; this album is going on to be on some next level craziness. Very excited after hearing this. Check it out!


Hov seems to hardly ever let me down. This is going to be played on repeat through this vacation, for real.

Backtrack: D-Sisive - Nobody with a Notepad

Dope track by D-sisive. One of my faves by dude, check it out..

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Big Sean - Go Getcha Some Video

Only thing I'm dropping tonight. Internet terrible at this hotel so I can't do much. It's a wonder how I even got this up on here. Anyways, really dope track by one of my fave up-and-coming artists, Big Sean. Check-check it!


I'm off on vacation for the next couple days. I might blog during the night, but during the day - doubtful. I'll be back sometime on Monday, so until then the blog will be updated very less.

Peacpeace, all!


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

OJ Simpson (Guilty Simpson & Madlib) - Coroner's Music

Guilty Simpson & Madlib join forces to create the duo"OJ Simpson". This song sounds incredible, but I mean with two artists like these, what else can you expect? For real, this is going to be a classical album, I can smell it already. Anyways, down to business - here's the track.


EDIT: The Guilty Simpson x Madlib exclusives will be hitting on the Stones Throw site, so keep updated on there just in case I miss something.

Raekwon Hot97 Interview

Wale Freestyles for Tony Touch

New Logo by aRJay!

New Beatwize logo! Props to aRJay Designs for this one, hit him up for all thing GFX. He really knows his stuff!! Check it out

D-Sisive: Joker with a Mic [WFSL Interview]

D-Sisive is a hip-hop artist from Toronto, Canada. If you haven't noticed yet, he is currently WhatFeelingsSoundLike (WFSL-beatwizemusic.blogspot.com) Artist of the Week. To fit the week's theme, I got to ask him a couple questions. I already knew this was going to end up different than most interviews. Not only was I right, but I was glad to get something more than the usual, generic answers one would usually hear. This dude D is definitely something different, not only in his music, but also in his personality. He's the type of guy you'd chill with at a bar, have a beer or two and just have a good time talking. And to top it all off, he's a great artist with a very bright future. Here it is - Joker with a Mic: An Interview with D-Sisive..

Beatwize: Hey, what's good D? It's good to finally have you on the blog. To start off, let's get a quick bio of you for the readers.
D-Sisive: Go to http://www.myspace.com/dsisive and read the boring, drawn out bio. Haha.

Beatwize: What got you into hip-hop music?
D-Sisive: A Nightmare on Elm Street. My obsession with Freddy Krueger led to my obsession with anything related to the film. DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince's Nightmare on my Street being one of them. A glow in the dark t-shirt being another. I bought He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper for that song only. Until then, the only music I owned was Aerosmith: Toys in the Attic and the La Bamba soundtrack on cassette. I no longer wanted to be Richie Valens. Will Smith was it. 19 years later, my new sitcom is finally in production.

Beatwize: Wow, that's definitely something different. "Let the Children Die" came out earlier this year, one of my personal favorites. What can current and future fans expect from you next?
D-Sisive: Jonestown. November 18/09.

Beatwize: Who and what are your greatest inspirations as an artist?
D-Sisive: Who? Argar & Joan-Anne Christoff. Kalpna Patel. David Bowie. Lou Reed. Rufus Wainwright. David Lynch. Brian Wilson. Crispin Glover. Randy 'Macho Man' Savage. And the list goes on...What? Sewers. Boa Staffs. Turtles. Headband-FaceMasks. Sai's. Nunchucks. Swords. Red. Yellow. Blue. Purple. Pizza. And the list goes on...

Beatwize: That's..interesting. You've worked with numerous Canadian hip-hop artists, some much more known than others. Who do you think was the most enjoyable to work with?
D-Sisive: Muneshine and The Arkeologists. The Arkeologists are responsible for waking me out of my hibernation. If krates never leaked Kneecaps, none of this would have happened. Muneshine is an amazing Rapper-Producer. Our chemistry is insanity. We knock out songs like nothing. Written-Produced-Mixed-Mastered-Marketed-Released-Billboard top 100 all in one day. Last night Muneshine and I were eating macaroons and watching the Jack Nicholson film, Wolf. The macaroons looked like dog shit. When bitten, the coconut made them look like white dog shit. Mune said 'if dog shit tasted like this, I'd eat dog shit all day, son.' That was pretty amazing.

Which artists would you want to work with in the near future?
D-Sisive: Jason Schwartzman. He's an incredible talent. I'm obsessed with his music right now. Andre 3000. Tom waits. DangerMouse. Grafh. There's quite a few.

Beatwize: What artists do you dream to work with?
D-Sisive: David Bowie. As far as I'm concerned, he's the be all end all. The king.

Beatwize:Who is your favorite artist at current, and why?
D-Sisive: Coconut Records. Jason Schwartzman's project. I just recently found out he made music and I love it. Also, the new DangerMouse and Sparklehorse project Dark Night of the Soul with David Lynch. Everything about that project is brilliant.

Beatwize: Are you currently working on any projects?
D-Sisive: I'm always working on new projects. Building my Prince Vault. I'm also focusing on getting the world to listen to Let The Children Die. It's my baby. He's going to be a boxer someday. I can tell by this picture of him with his hands up. Isn't he cute? He's going to be in next months Sears' catalogue.

Beatwize: Anything else you would like to say to the fans?
D-Sisive: Thank you for being a friend. Travelled down the road and back again. Your heart is true. You're a pal and a confidant. And if you threw a party, invited everyone you knew. You would see the biggest gift would be from me. And the card attached would say...Thank you for being a friend.

Beatwize: Lmao..thank you so much for your time.
D-Sisive: No, thank you...For being a friend.

Wyclef EP in September & Album in January

Yupp, looks like Wyclef is back. Take a look for yourself!
Very excited for this. Good luck, Wyclef!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Nero - Alive & Vibrant: Relive the Moment

Six months back Nero dropped a mixtape called "Alive & Vibrant". The tape has now been re-released with some old tracks removed, some new tracks added. Amazing work by Nero, Definitely check this out, guys.

1. Rugged & Raw
2. I Get Lyrical
3. Buck ‘Em Down
4. Lots Of Lovin’ (Ft. TreaZon & J. Rocwell)
5. Alive & Vibrant
6. Legends Pt. 2 (Ft. Harlem’s Cash)
7. Feeling Good
8. Flava In Ya Ear [NBA Jam Edition] (Ft. Truck North, Chip Tha Ripper,The Kid Daytona & El Prez)
9. Swangin’ & Bangin’
10. Can’t Wait
11. T.R.O.Y.
12. Funkorama


Exile - Where You Wanna Go Trailer x Thinking of You

Exile has done it again. As you must know, Exile made an album by the name of "Radio" where he sampled sounds he heard on the radio to make instrumentals. This time around Exile hooked up his WiFi radio and did the same. Here's a video and track showing you what he's been up to lately.


DJ Premier & Lil' Fame Speak on Blaqprint

Blaq Poet's "Blaqprint" is now out on sale and is a definite buy. Don't believe me? Maybe words from DJ Premier and Lil' Fame might do it then..

Termanology - Nobody's Smiling x Wild Puerto Ricans

Yupp, another Term drop, already. Two tracks off his upcoming mixtape "Time Machine: Hood Politics IV". Nobody's Smiling is produced by Statik Selektah and Wild Puerto Ricans is produced by Shortyfuz and features Tony Touch and Ea$y Money. Check'em out, really dope.

Nobody's Smiling - DOWNLOAD/STREAM
Wild Puerto Ricans - DOWNLOAD/STREAM

Evidence Interview at RTB

Termanology - Time Machine Coming Soon! [Cover x Tracklist x Info]

Termanology will be dropping the 6th tape of the "Hood Politics" series on September 22nd! A much awaited follow-up to his album "Poltitics As Usual", Term will have artists such as Pete Rock, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5'9", long time collaborators Statik Selektah and DJ Premier and many, many, many more. Here's the cover + tracklist..
1. Nobody's Smilin’ (prod. by Statik Selektah)
2. Brown Paper Bag (prod. by Don Cannon)
3. Stick Up feat. Sheek Louch & Quest Tha Young'n (prod. by Vinny Idol)
4. Time Machine feat. Reks (prod. by The Large Professor)
5. Wild Puerto Ricans feat. Tony Touch & Ea$y Money (prod. by Shortfyuz)
6. Forever feat. Superstah Snuk (prod. by Shortfyuz)
7. My Boston feat. Singapore Kane & Big Shug (prod. by DJ Premier)
8. Hold That (prod. by Pete Rock)
9. It’s A Shame feat. Joell Ortiz (prod. by Statik Selektah)
10. Gods World (prod. by M Will The Shogun/additional production by Paul Thompson)
11. Music Industry (remix) feat. Royce Da 5'9, Crooked I, Akrobatik & Consequence (prod. by Fizzy "Fame" Womack)
12. Passion Iz Money feat. Lil Fame of M.O.P. & Quest Tha Young'n (prod. by Shortfyuz)
13. Bout To Go Down feat. Superstah Snuk & H Blanco (prod. by Shortfyuz)
14. Nothing Iz Real (prod. by M Will The Shogun)
15. Good Day feat. Ghetto & Hectic (prod. by MoSS)
16. I See Dead People (prod. by The Alchemist)

For anyone interested, the listening part is on August 5th at Sutra, NY. It will be hosted by Statik Selektah and Large Professor.

D-Sisive - Mr. Daydream

Here's a video from D-Sisive's album "Let the Children Die". An interesting concept in this song, so actually listen to the lyrics. This guy gets really deep, so you can't miss anything. I personally love this song, it was second track I'd heard from D and it's probably my favorite. Check it out!

Wordsmith - The Great (Prod. by Street Level)

This is off of Wordsmith's upcoming album entitled "The Overdue & Underrated". Really ill track from this dude right here. His album should be something special, so I'm definitely going to take a look when it drops. For now, here's the single to get yourself prepared.



Monday, July 20, 2009

Slaughterhouse - Cuckoo

New from the Slaughterhouse gang. Dope as usual. I repeat for like the hundredth time - I can NOT wait for this album. Going to be absolutely amazing. Here's the drop for now..word!



Asher Roth - D.O.A. Freestyle

Damn yo. A. Roth a.k.a. "Never Take a Day Off" bringing that heat on an already hot beat. This dude never sleeps for real, he's the definition of workaholic. Keep up the great work! The much awaited for sequel to The Greenhouse Effect is coming very soon! Very excited for that. Anyways, here's something to keep you (me) busy while you (I) wait..


Props Asher!

The Roots - How I Got Over

New track, "How I Got Over" off of The Roots upcoming album of the same name. This is really dope, as usual. Damn man, do these guys ever do a bad track? Insanity right here. I'm really excited about this new album, should be really good. But all we have right now is this single, so I guess I'll have to deal with what I got. Which actually isn't bad at all. Check it out!


Fundament & Shinogo - FundamentShinogoEP

This Free-EP came out in 2008, so it's a late drop; but better late than never! Fundament & Shinogo are both from Toronto, Canada. Fundament is a talented emcee and Shinogo is a smooth, jazzy-style producer. This combination will leave in a trance as the music plays. Trust me, check this out. There will be more on these artists on this blog very soon including more audio, videos, and interviews. Toronto stand UP!


Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys Diagnosed with Cancer

I wish Yauch and his friends and family the best during this time. It's not easy to go through something like this. Stand strong & keep believing.

"Adam “MCA” Yauch of Beastie Boys was diagnosed last week as having a cancerous tumor in his left parotid (salivary) gland. Luckily it was caught early and is localized in one area, and as such is considered very treatable. It will however require surgery and several weeks of additional treatment. Fortunately the cancer is not in a location that will affect Yauch’s vocal chords.

Beastie Boys have canceled all upcoming concert appearances to allow time for Yauch’s surgery and recovery. The release of the band’s forthcoming album Hot Sauce Committee Part 1 will also be pushed back.

Paraphrasing from a video statement on Beastieboys.com, Yauch said, “I just need to take a little time to get this in check, and then we’ll release the record and play some shows. It’s a pain in the neck (sorry had to say it) because i was really looking forward to playing these shows, but the doctors have made it clear that this is not the kind of thing that can be put aside to deal with later.”"

Coming Soon: WFSL Artists

Are you a talented up-and-coming artist that wishes they had the time to promote their music through blogging? Don't have the time to do so? WFSL has the answer.

Free of charge, WFSL will blog FOR you! All you have to do is send updates on a regular basis to post up on the blog. But, like every free thing - there's a catch. You have to make and continue to make good music. If you slip and change direction for the worse, I most probably won't keep you on the list. Reputation is everything, keep it right.

By being a WFSL artist, you will have the following advantages:
-updates of your music on this blog and that music sent off to other affiliate blogs
-your name will be in the WFSL artist list on the sidebar; by clicking on your name, all of your updates will come up
-you will be promoted on numerous other sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, HipHopBlips, IndieBlips, TheUrbanBlock, and many more!

Why? Because good music deserves the shine.

So, are you interested? Get at me - beatwize@gmail.com

The WFSL Artists will being later this month. Thanks for all the love & support so far!

TreaZon, ThreatZ, & ChoZe - Tender Me

Another leak from SoundSociety's "Wake Up Call" mixtape. This time TreaZon, ThreatZ, & ChoZe stand up for a crazy track. This mixtape is going to be amazing, I can feel it. That Luck One track had me wanting more, and this is doing the same. Check it out! Shouts to ArJay on the crazy artwork!


Two Crown King - One Man Mess

Here's a great group from London, Ontario. It consists of Adam Dick (MC) and Sean Goodchild (singer). They are currently working on their debut album with Classified's mixing engineer, Dan Weston. Here's the single off this album, which is also available on iTunes. Download it here. You will be getting more of this group in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for a lot more!

Want more already? Check out their..
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/twocrownking
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TwoCrownKing?ref=search#/TwoCrownKing

Artist of the Week: D-Sisive

D-Sisive, a rapper from Toronto, has a very unique and interesting style. A type of character that will grab you from word-one, but will leave you baffled from that point on. A dark, yet humorous personality, all-the-while intelligent and thought-provoking. D is many things, and a great lyricist is one on that list. With collaborations with Classified, continuing work with Muneshine, and a Juno in hand, D-Sisive has set his mark in Canadian hip-hop.

The first time I heard D-Sisive was on "Wonderful World", and it didn't even take me a minute into the song to realize this guy was something different. Large glasses while standing on what looked like a farm, I could tell I was in for a completely new type of rap. I was right, but not in the bad sense. He brought on dark truth about the state of the world like I've never heard it before. I had to hear more; that brought me to "Daydream". Soon I realized that I was ready to buy his album. D-Sisive hooked me, as I know he'll hook you.

D-Sisive has a few releases including his debut album "Let The Children Die". Don't get startled by the name, there's a deeper meaning to the title that you'll have to figure out for yourself. Other releases include "Nobody With A Notepad (plus 3) EP", "Like This (plus 3) EP", and "The Book", all of which are must-haves.

This week I'll give you a chance to dig into the D-Sisive crate. A mind like none other and a style that will leave you wanting more. The coming days will include videos, possibly audio, and an interview with the man himself. Stay tuned! But, if you already want more, check out the following sites:
Mypace: http://www.myspace.com/dsisive
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#/pages/D-Sisive/49119886682?ref=ts
Twitter: http://twitter.com/dsisive
URBnet: http://www.letthechildrendie.com/
Blog: http://www.theboyinaroom.blogspot.com/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/aboyinaroom

Would you like to be featured as Artist of the Week? Get at me! -- beatwize@gmail.com

Kid Cudi - Make Her Say (Feat. Kanye West & Common) Video

It's finally here! Hated this song in the beginning, but it grew on me like crazy. I was just listening to this on the way to work. All three rip it apart, and that beat is just..wow. Anyways, here's the highly anticipated video of "Make Her Say" off Cudi's upcoming album "Man on the Moon: The End of the Day".

Coldplay - Strawberry Swing Video

This is one of my favorite songs off "Viva La Vida". Very upbeat, happy song. I'm so glad they added a visual to this track.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Backtrack: Shad - Brother (Watching)

This was Shad's first major single. That sample is cut so perfectly, I love it. The beat along with Shad's lyrics make you attached immediately. But don't take it from me, check it out for yourself..

Beastie Boys - Too Many Rappers (Feat. Nas)

The Beastie Boys are back! But with an unexpected collaborator..Nas? Damn. I had my doubts, but this is pretty good. Not a huge track, but definitely something to listen to. This is off their upcoming album "Hot Sauce Committee" which comes out Sept. 15.



Alchemist & Oh No - Under Siege BTS

Big Sean Performs "Getcha Some" at Unlaced

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Wale on iHipHop

Words from iHipHop: iHipHop had the opportunity to sit down with freshman phenom, Wale, last week in Chicago. The rapper discussed how his direct line of communication with Jay-Z has given him a leg up in business type situations. He also cited Jay’s advice as allowing him to maintain a certain amount of normalcy in the fast paced hip-hop world. Wale delves into the rapid evolution of the DC hip hop scene, and what the fans can expect from his debut album on Alido/Interscope “Attention Deficit”.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Tona & Lyfe - Fast Pace (Feat. Saukrates & T.R.A.C.K.S.)

It's that Canadian hip-hop. Really dope stuff right here. You guys really gotta check out more Tona, he's incredibly talented. Saukrates and T-R are pretty sick as well; this lineup is a Canadian bomb, no joke. This is off Tona (MC) & Lyfe's (producer) new album "Direct Deposit" which you can cop on iTunes right now. Here's a link to the DOWNLOAD of this track. And Tona as a website as well. Now, enough of that, let's get to the video..

Fly Union - Value Pack 1

Fly Union dropped this 4-track EP just now on Twitter. It includes "Poed Up" Feat. Big Sean, a track I dropped just 2 days back. Check it out, it's pretty dope.

1. Poed Up Feat. Big Sean
2. Kill'em
3. 911
4. I'm Good


Evidence Signs with Rhymesayers!

One of my favorite rappers signed with one of my favorite label collectives; this is too good! Imagine Ev & Slug over an Ant beat? Or even Ev & Murs? Say word! Here's Ev's reaction to the news..

No I.D. Interview with Decatur Dan

Words from Dan: "The other day I got a chance to cash in on a favor that I must say was well worth the wait. The back end story is way to long so I’ll save it for another day. You may or may not have heard of my friend No I.D., he recently produced Jay-Z’s latest single off of the soon to release Blueprint 3. It’s a track titled Death Of Autotune, which by the title alone you can see why it warrants much hype. I had the idea to get his thoughts about the song on camera, being that he made the song. So I ran the idea by my buddy Zach Wolfe and I knew with his years of expertise we had a mini documentary in the making. No I.D. has been in and out of the city lately so I caught up with him while he was in town for one day. The documentary takes place at the St. Regis hotel in Atlanta’s famous Buckhead region of the city. Enough talking, start watching, press play andlet the story begin."

Pac Div - Church League Champions Mixtape

It's finally here! The free Pac Div mixtape! I've been waiting on this for a while, so I'm very excited as I'm sure many of you are! Check it out and enjoy!!


CJ the Genesis - Yea, I'm A Nerd

So I copped this tape 2-3 days ago and checked it out. Right off the bat I was impressed by CJ. He creatively uses video game samples (I think they're all N64 songs) and raps over them with his own original style. Me being a huge fan of N64 since I don't even know when made this even more fun to listen to. I was catching all of these Mario Kart samples and I absolutely loved it. I'm sure you will too. Cop that quick!!


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Pharrell - Dispicable Me

This is a drop from a movie that's coming out a year from now. Kinda weird for a leak to come out this early, but it's Skateboard P, so it's allll good. Dope track from the dude as usual. Check it out!


Backtrack: Shad - I Don't Really Like To

"Quality music getting quality spins, y'all stay second-rate Chingy's at the quality in". 'Nuff said.

Saigon XXL Interview

Saigon talks about his record label and the upcoming album.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The iLLiad - Nostalgics

Me and iLLiad go way back; back when he was known as Fate L. We did a project together and worked on other collaborations. I used to think he was a good artist that still needed some growth. Last night I decided to check out his new project "Nostalgics", and honestly..he's grown. A lot. This tape (album?) really goes hard and I give this a "must-have" rating. Check it out.

Catch more iLLiad on his blog - TheBoomBoxUnion.

01 - The Dream (ft. Nero)
02 - Nostalgics
03 - Lost A Love
04 - Like This (prod. by Troy)
05 - Travelers Theme (ft. Nero)
06 - The Lament (ft. TreaZon)
07 - Boom (The Purple) (prod. by Troy)
08 - Sonic Heroin
09 - All Out
10 - For Your Thoughts
11 - Together