J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story


I’ve been waiting on this for a while. Cole became one of my favorite artists soon after I heard The Warm Up in 2009… wow that was a long time ago. There are so many reasons why he is so great in my eyes, but you really should buy this album and hear for yourself. After several listens I can honestly say that I love it (however I replaced “In The Morning” with “Return of Simba” because I have already heard the former too many times). Features include Jay-Z, Drake & Missy Elliot (who shocked me with how nice her input was), while production comes mostly from Jermaine himself (1 reason why he is great) as well No I.D., The Univercity, and L&X Music. FYI: The experience of this album actually ends after the song “Breakdown” and NOT “Work Out”, which is a bonus track that iTunes failed to labels as one.
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Jay Rock – M.O.N.E.Y. (feat. J. Black) (prod. by Terrace Martin) [Video]


One of my favorite songs off of Rock’s recently released Follow Me Home gets an AMAZING visual. Holy shit. This video is seriously awesome. Jay Rock was the first artist out of Top Dawg Ent. to really get recognition, but he is actually the most slept on. So many people fail to recognize how ill he is. This song is a perfect example of his talent, as he spits knowledge with a lyrical theme that is not too difficult to recognize. And his album is great. Some songs are forgettable, but some songs are incredible- for real. Read more for some other dope videos of songs from the project.
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Catch Up: Omar Aura – 1,000 Palm Trees (feat. Fashawn)


This is last song that really epitomizes my summer. Such a great beat, some nice rhymes from The Auradon, and a killer verse from Fash, like always. Really makes me feel like I live in Cali… oh wait. HA!
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Other Summer Songs:

“Thinking About Forever” – Bridget Kelly
“Only Wanna Give It To You (feat. J. Cole)” – Elle Varner


Denzil Porter – Kanye West [Video]


This song was inspired by the stereotype of a “New York asshole”, which is completely untrue… RIGHT?!?!?! Haha… the song is actually pretty dope, and the video is hilarious. Check it out, cause if you don’t then you might just be an asshole.


XV – When We’re Done [Video]


Remember when I said “Wichita” was my favorite track off of Zero Heroes? I lied. This is. Actually… I don’t know. Both songs are awesome. XV is too underrated… SMH. This song really has the potential to be quite popular, and not just for the #SQUARIANS.


Andy Pop – Take It Or Leave It


Comin straight outta Purchase, my man Andy Pop dropped this FreEP a couple months ago and now that I’m back to blogging I decided to throw it up here for some extra shine. Personally, my favorite joint is “Where I’m At”. Take a listen, and then take it or leave it. (Get it??)
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Chiddy Bang – Mind Your Manners [Video]


Chiddy and Xaphoon shoot a video for their new-ish song “Mind Your Manners” with skateboarder Billy Marks. Its basically a bunch of dope beer pong, basketball, and skate clips… but it works. Fun is fun! And you see the bike Chiddy is riding? GET ME THAT RIGHT NOW.