My favorite track on The KickDrums "Follow the Leaders" mixtape finally gets a visual featuring the young homie Casey Veggies.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Well put together project right here Mike and Pete got here, Dats Dope has been rocking with Mike for as long as the site been up and has always delivered quality music and got aware of the talents of Pete and when the project #FreeLunch was getting worked on I was really anticipating it. With original production from the likes of Slot-A and LONEgevity it was destined to be dope, def check it out!
Pretty chill track here, video a little extra for me but you can tell its a Cbreezy directed/influence type but I can dig it. Rocking with Snoop cruising with is custom whip, I see uncle snoop really fell inlove with this rasta life got the rasta beard coming in and wont be surprised if those are lochs he rocking under there.
So glad Wiz dropped Taylor Allerdice it was much needed.
June 19th Rugby Thompson.
Smoke DZA - Ashtray feat. Domo Genesis & ScHoolBoy Q (Prod. By Harry Fraud) by Smoke DZA
Roddy is next up you will see I enjoy this cats music a lot, I can really say I throw his Good Sense mixtape on once a day while in the whip. I want to see another project with full production for Roddy for me to give a real review but he def has it.
Nando was easily one of my favorite DMV emcees back when I started working on the site and expected a lot of dope things from him, he took a little break I believe but is back at it. Drops a freestyle over Chief Keef 3hunna
Got this sent in the inbox but there was NO video and I usually spaz about that but luckily I saw Kydd name on the list and knew it was a guaranteed solid track that people will enjoy so I dint mind hitting up google to check it out. This is dope a track check it out and drop some comments.
DOPE video we have here more of a short film thought depicting the world we live in which is directed by Romain Gavras. I guess when you make it like Ye and Jay you dont have to be in your own videos anymore.... still better than that concert footage official video of "Niggas In Paris"
its REAL out here! LOL no real shots fired during the video still anticipating the second track from Pusha.
This gave me a couple chuckles cant lie, especially got Fat Trel in the back looking like a negro but its all good fun lol.
I know SpaceGhostPurpp was pretty hype to work with one of his major influences with Juicy, even though Juicy still is the ultimate unk he still is holding it down and making dope tracks. S/o for the video be shot in DC
Always enjoy when the DMV artist actually get together and link up on tracks, I see the homie Black Cobain said bye to the rasta life tried to get away from the average DMV look.
Friday, May 25, 2012
HAHA at this photo tho
This is straight dookie!! But I am not complaining at least no one is actually fakin and actually getting to it! next move Pusha......
LIL WAYNE - PUSHA T DISS by DJRELLYRELL
Who doesn't rock with the Bieb? pretty much everyone does but this line up here isn't totally crazy, you got Mac Miller who young cat himself, you have 2chainz who will just hop on anything now plus he prob got 100k for this verse and Asher used to basically babysit the young singer back in the day.
Justin Bieber - Boyfriend [Remix] (Ft. 2 Chainz, Mac Miller & Asher Roth) ILLROOTS by illRoots
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Shout out to my Black Girls, Chester French the Harvard duo loving yall ladies. What do you expect they seen the hip hop life and working with all those rappers they were bound the fall for the swirl. In a world where people still think it's weird to have mixed couples but Chester French not only rockers who fell in love with the black women and made a song about it, even Van Morrison popular hit "Brown Eyed Girl" really meant to be "Brown Skinned Girl".
This track rock, dope sampling the biggie laugh from "What's Beef" real smooth
Pusha-T Exodus 23:1 by pusha-t
Many of us read this book growing up it was kind of mandatory but I really do not remember anything about it ehhh but who cares the movie looks solid with the line up of actors who are involved. But who would have thought when they were making a Great Gatsby movie that they would have Jay-z and Kanye on the beginning intro of soundtrack of the movie or even Hip Hop at that! I believe thats a big accomplishment lol I am just saying.
This is a trill track right here, I just found out about this emcee Perrion and producer Myth Syzer and after doing some googlein' and found some more tracks these cats make a great producer/mc duo. When an artist can find a producer that can help them find their sound and vice versa its an epic thing and dope stuff happens. This is what I got when I downloaded their "From Paris With Love", everything was just so smooth I just kept playing it back and back. I definitely hope to hear more from these two but from this work I can say it wont be the last time. Check out mixtape below and a dope style interview as well to get to know a little more about the duo.
Word to JungleGym
Fat Joe – Pride & Joy f. Kanye West, Miguel, Jadakiss, Mos Def , DJ Khaled, Roscoe Dash & Busta Rhymes (prod. BINK!)
I guess right? Interesting line up here but you would think with Kanye, Jada,
Something new from Blu is always good but he is on his 3stacks tip with random music every so and so but he not even at that level to do that, you always have interesting conversation when his name comes up. Should he still me making music, does he even care to drop new material and many people are not sure what they want from Blu because I believe Blu doesnt even know.
Blu (feat. Mela Machinko) - "Kiss The Sky" (prod. by M-Phazes) by Diamond Media 360
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
This image above will always be a classic for all Hip Hop heads for what it actually stands for, its hip hop, what could of been, and just different time in music. These two bring up hip hop discussion all the time but still on most peoples top 5 and if not you better look back at your list, either way tho this photo is always seen but Ive never actually caught the footage of it but check it out as two most influential folks in Hip Hop history kick back and drop some bars.
word to TheLifefiles
LOL Pharrell was baked throughout this whole video he had to be but either way this is something that can possibly be very dope and would love to part of something like this.
Denzil Porter releases his cover of Dr. Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit" off of Tedsmooth's malbum (mix album) Retox.
Kendrick really making it right now and has been making all the right moves for his career, just couple years back when just hearing about K.Dot we would wonder how he would transition to the bigger market or even if he would get there. This track War Is My Love is part of Ghost Recon: Future Solider video game.
Asher here dropping a nice lil summer jam for folks to get outside and put away those electronics and just enjoy life.
word to 2BZ
I was not the biggest supporter of Kyrie Irving and no its just not from the hatred I have towards Duke but I was sure he was NBA ready but he definitely surprised me and him wining Rookie of the Year shows he stands out from the rest. Pepsi links up with the rising star to do a short film where he is disguised as a OG hoopstar who comes out and shows everyone on the court. Pretty hilarious though, how would you react if you saw a 60+ year old man cooking on the court like that
Jhené drops this K.Roosevelt production track which gets many of her fans waiting for her debut single 3:16 and upcoming project. After the jump check out Soulo's Terrorist Threat video with Danny Brown and Jhené
Saturday, May 19, 2012
The young bull drops a track over A$AP Rocky & Theophilus London "Big Spender" instrumental.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Prob one of my favorite tracks off of Good Sense gets a visual.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Growing up in a Caribbean household you heard and were called " Raggamuffin a lot so I had to click and give it a listen plus you got J. Cole on a feature why not. I do not know much about Selah Sue but I do enjoy her voice, her sound is different and anything from a typical sound its so soothing but lively if that makes any sense at all LOL. I will def have to look into her a little more though.
Raggamuffin ft. J. Cole by Selah Sue
Curren$y links up with 2chainz for this single that will be on "The Stoned Immaculate" dropping in June.
Curren$y ft. 2 Chainz "Capitol" by CurrenSy
I am a big GTA fan so I always enjoy cover art that uses its signature layout. But back at it again is Leak who I introduced to you couple weeks back with his project "The Leak", he drops "I aint Shit...yet" check out the new project from the up and coming DMV artist and leave some feedback.
Getting to know Kendrick a little more with this interview, talks about tupac, his debut album, his Top 5 rapper, and collab with artist.
A short project here and wish it was little longer but def something I rock with it, i caught myself just vibing out to this the other day.
13 stops of dynamic range, high resolution 2.5K sensor, built in high bandwidth SSD recorder, open file format support, color correction with full version of DaVinci Resolve and a built in LCD with metadata entry......
Yea This right here is dope I would think many of my photographer friends and videogrpahers would enjoy this, with the slick look and design it would be lovely to have for concerts and interviews.
Knowing Pharrell this is a movement that might actually keep going.
WHY HASN'T ANYONE THOUGHT OF THIS BEFORE. Hey I'm just saying this its not an ingenious idea but its dope and you would think it would of been thought of for years lol. This would solve many problems especially for me on days you forget your umbrella and was not sure it would rain that day. I would easily get that backpack shout out to puma.
We lost a Legend yesterday and not just in DC but in the world of music. Chuck Brown was legendary here in the metropolitan area you could not be from this area and not know who he was, he was a true OG for the district and from his voice to his whole style and demeanor you knew Chuck. Someone who brought the sound of the Chocolate City to the masses of live bands of trumpets, guitars but the percussion was the soul of this music with snare drums, bass and of course conga drums. Chuck brought GOGO to top of the music charts with tracks like Bustin Loose, a classic gem in music where you can't go to a family function without hearing it and automatically have to start dancing. Even if you grew up not enjoying the great sounds of GOGO you enjoyed Chuck Brown's music because it gave you a presence and it just made you enjoy what ever was going on at that moment. RIP CHUCK BROWN.
one more for the road :
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Got this in the inbox earlier and was really rocking with Castro whole flow, I think might of got hip to his music from a friend but they never sent his music my way till I stumbled onto this. From the Track to the video it was all dope, the way they switch to different classic instrumentals we all loved growing into the beat was pretty dope. The track def got better as it went a long, you boom bap hip hop heads will enjoy this with Castro showing his knowledge and love for hip hop throughout the whole video.
word to DMVLife
Childish Gambino links up with TDE own ScHoolboy Q for this debut track that should be on Gambino upcoming project. I dig this track a little bit ScHoolboy went in like usual but its a toss up for me with Gambino sometimes, its like with B.O.B you never quite sure what you're going get out that artist and I dont need anymore bipolar indecisive artist in my life. Especially with this track its dope but I feel an A$AP vibe at first, he changes it up little to much for my liking but hey what do I know.
Unnecessary (Ft. Schoolboy Q) by illRoots
This trailer is hilarious and its perfect timing for this year election, with two of the funniest but weird as hell comediennes going at it which was movie prob filled with ad libs 75% of the time cant wait to see it.
Tabi gets on track with
tabi Bonney X Yasiin Bey (produced by Ski Beatz) - CHOP CHOP by tabi Bonney
Monday, May 14, 2012
Caught this browsing through blogasphere and clicked the video randomly being curious and I am glad I did. From shouting out Baltimore to MoCo its an area talent that I never heard before and notice being filmed on my school campus I feel ashamed as blogger for not peeping or even getting hip. I am digging OG style and flow to this track, since the emergence of acts Like A$AP, Spaceghostpurrp, Robb Bank$ you're seeing a lot more artist of the gritty, savage, fly life with similar fan base but with creative style that make it their own. I enjoy this track though, still need to catch more listens from this cat to see what else is there but dope either way.
word to 2dbz
This remix to the remix of the Chief Keef blow up track of the last month I Dont Like gets a DMV stamp from many up and coming emcees. This might actually be first remix that Ive seen and surprised I would think I would see a millions of these in the inbox but not yet. The remix has some familiar names to Dats Dope but each MC holds their own.
Friday, May 11, 2012
I think this is what I have been waiting for, this girl flow and word play is dope. I've been trying to rock with Azealia for a minute and I was impressed with the tracks I heard but it was always a track with the beat that took away from her actual flow and you hear more of the beat than her actually spitting, so this was def something fresh for me to hear from the NY emcee.
Stoned Immaculate June 5.
Off of Jada's Consignment
OB always surprises me at times, I am still very new to his music and still trying to get a hold of his music. Some tracks are eh but then you have track like "No Where" and you're like wow this dude is dope. No Where is real smooth vibe out track where you get to chance to hear a little more about this up north emcee.
Alchemist speaks on new project Russian Roulette dropping this June but also talks on work with some new up comers like Action Bronson and Boldy James.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Swizz is a smart man for that Reebok plug throughout the video, that's the marketing mind right their getting the products out their and bringing out A.I right before the Questions drop is genius feels like 02 all over again. Still amazes me over 10+ years Swizz still has not managed how to spit some bars lol but hey not for everyone but A$AP Rocky on the other hand did his job. This is an A$AP type track and def got the A$AP bounce flow Rocky right now def keeps coming with heavy features and singles keeping his hype in the right place till his album drops.
Official video for Stunna Lorenzana's first single "Sky High" from his "Sky's The Limit" EP
Friday i will be rocking to Soul all day this project is about to be pretty dope.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
check him and Lil Reese on a feature after the jump.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
Look what we got here folks......the director of the video released this to the world by many surprises from fans because no one expected it but no complaints everyone loves it.
Still think Dom and Nipsey with MMG would be such a dope fit it would just give everyone on both sides legit chance of really taking over the game, it will also make some dope collabs I just see nothing but summer classic jams with all of them on one team.
Word to 2DBZ
That Real Hip Hop right here folks
Did not get the chance to post the original remix so why not just put up the extended version. Pretty dope but after the long wait Idk if I expected more or if I just enjoyed the rawness of the original that was set but still trill track...... Makes me want to grow my lochs again so I can just rock out to LOL.
The two overlooked cats in the cali game here dropping visuals to I need That, I really need to see these cats get the love they deserve always quality music.
YES to real dope videos now, A$AP Rocky drops a real sick video for Goldie which was shot up in PARIIIEE lol but we need more artist doing it stop with the buddah in videos all the time and big booties WE GET IT yall like to spark some tree and smack big butts its cool but lets get a little bit more creative please and thanks.
Check out his other A$AP familia A$AP Ferg video after the jump
Whats going on folks just want to thanks to the many readers and constant supporters of the site, I just like to to apologize to all of you for the past couple weeks especially to the folks who have submitted work to me to view for the site. A lot has been going on with the site and going major plans have been put in place to revamp Dats Dope, its also finals and they have been KILLING ME and it has taken much of the time to keep updating the site. Crazy right, it used to be the blog that took away from school now its the other way around but dont get mad Sheed has to get that marketing degree so I can learn how to bring the rest of these blogs down and make Dats Dope the top dog in the game LOL. But I want to say sorry for not posting even though it may been only 3 weeks it easily felt like 3 years since but my time management will improve trust me and keep looking out for new things to come.