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October 18, 2010

Music Monday: Louie P. Newton

Fellow Goodie Bag blogger Juan Neal put me onto one of his artists he is managing by the name of Louie P. Newton. Louie is based out of Detroit, Michigan and writes and produces all of his own music. His upcoming mixtape is called “Here For A Reason” and the two singles are “David Ruffin” and “The Bottom” which are available to download below as well as another track by the title of “Not Practiced”. You can follow him on twitter @LouiePNewton.

October 11, 2010

Music Monday: Trademark Aaron – “Classic” & “Lead The Way”

Two new tracks from Trademark Aaron that you can download here. Click the titles to download:

Trademark Aaron – “Classic”

Trademark Aaron ft. Wally Vega – “Lead The Way”

April 26, 2010

Music Monday: Puck “Still Wishing…..” EP

Puck is a Springboro MC who just dropped this EP as a follow up to his first mixtape “Million Dollar Dreams”. Beats McGreevy came through with some dope instrumentals (one of my favorites being “Dollar”) and Puck compliments the beats with some story-like lyrics. The EP is dope so click the links below to get hip to Puck.

“Still Wishing…..” Download
“Million Dollar Dreams” Download

If you have a twitter you can follow him @PucksMusic

April 19, 2010

Music Monday: Kalyko

Kalyko ft. Tocka – “iRock”

This video has the Cincinnati scene in full effect with Unheardof Brand shirts, scenes at Anonymous Skateshop, and Instrument boards in the background (not to mention some sick skating going on).

Click more for more.

February 22, 2010

Music Monday: Dan Black ft. Kid Cudi – “Symphonies”

I think it would be pretty safe to say this video deserves Video of the Year.

Music Monday: Kid Cudi

February 15, 2010

Music Monday: Ray Cash

Bumpin’ My Music ft. Scarface

Certified ft. Curren$y

From Wikipedia:

” Ray Cash grew up in eastern Cleveland. While a high schooler, he performed freestyle raps with his friends providing beats by banging on lunchroom tables. After he saw a Jay-Z in concert during the Hard Knock Life tour, he decided to become a professional. As Ray Cash, Cheeks released singles “Sex Appeal (Pimp in My Rhyme)” and “Smokin’ and Leanin'” in 2005; those songs were played on local radio. Cash released Cash on Delivery under Sony Urban Music/Columbia on June 27, 2006. This album reached #41 on the Billboard 200. ”

Music Monday: Kid Cudi
Chip Tha Ripper & Swah @ Kent State 2/6/2010
Music Monday: Nick Hack – “Untitled”
Music Monday: Wake Up Fool – Chip tha Ripper

February 8, 2010

Music Monday: Kid Cudi

Make Her Say ft. Kanye West & Common

Pursuit of Happiness ft. MGMT & Ratatat

From Wikipedia: 

” Kid Cudi was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in the suburb of Shaker Heights. His father, a house painter, substitute teacher and World War II Air Force veteran, was Mexican-Native American while his mother, a middle-school choir teacher at Roxboro Middle School, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, is an African-American. Mescudi’s father died from cancer when he was eleven years old; his death would have a significant effect on his personality and subsequently his music.

Mescudi attended Roxboro Middle School and Shaker Heights High School for two years before transferring to Solon High School. It was towards the end of high school that Mescudi first began rapping, inspired by alternative hip hop groups such as The Pharcyde and A Tribe Called Quest. After earning his GED, he studied film at the University of Toledo, then dropped out after his freshman year. He moved to Brooklyn, New York at the age of 20 to pursue a music career. He released his first mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi, in collaboration with New York street-wear brand 10.Deep as a free download. The mixtape quickly caught the attention of Kanye West, which in turn spawned his signing to GOOD Music later that year. ”

Also, Kid Cudi featured Cleveland’s Chip tha Ripper on his debut album.

Click more for some bonus videos.


January 25, 2010

Music Monday: Wake Up Fool – Chip tha Ripper

“Midwest n***as the coldest/ Cleveland n***as gettin bread, they say we the brokest/ Look at your hood, it’s just some Ford Focuses/ Come to my hood, you might spot a Lotus, shit” – Chip Tha Ripper

This video is promoting this, a mixtape from Cleveland rapper Chip tha Ripper. The mixtape is called The Cleveland Show.
Chip has been featured on songs by Hi-Tek (Producer from Cincinnati) and KiD CuDi (rapper from Cleveland). On the mixtape Chip shouts out CuDi a number of times for having Chip on his debut album Man on the Moon: The End of Day. The mixtape also has references to skateboarding, mostly about DC.

“Bitch I don’t even leave home, the DC be showin’ up right to my door”Chip Tha RipperThe thing you will pick up while listening to Chip is his flow. The mixtape is full of songs with different vibes and tempos but it all plays through like one long song and just has a relaxing feel to it. Chip tha Ripper has story-teller qualities and creative song concepts that draw you in (“Wake Up Fool” would be a good example). One thing you will hear him say in a couple songs is that he has been “slept on”, meaning that he isn’t as big in hip-hop as he should be, and knowing of Chip tha Ripper for a handful of years, I can agree with that.
I’ll let you guys listen now and form your own thoughts on Chip.

For more Hip-Hop news and music check out my man Chris’ blog, Legend Blog.

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