Wednesday, December 31, 2014

[Video] @TheWillieTheKid : "The Fly: Movie" Opening Sequence Preview

An exclusive look at the opening sequence of "The Fly," the 48-minute companion film to "The Fly 3" LP by hip-hop legend Willie The Kid. (Both dropping @ 1.20.2015)

[Audio] A$AP Rocky - Pretty Flacko Jodye 2

At last, we have the full CDQ version of Pretty Flacko 2, after being teased w/an interuption on the "Multiply" video!

[Stream/Download] @NipseyHussle - Mailbox Money Gangsta Grillz

 A soundtrack by the homie Nipsey Hussle, just in time for NYE!

[Stream/Download] @SeanGotem - A Rainy Night In Ohio

Thursday, December 25, 2014

[Music Video] Fabolous - "I Don't F*#k With Christmas"

"Hey you old fat man in a sleigh, how the f*ck you make it 'round the world in a day?" F*ck Christmas, lol

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

[Stream/Download] @Wale x A-Trak - "Festivus"

New Wale mixtape just in time for the holidays!

[Image] @Wale - Official "Festivus" Cover ?!

 Here's what's rumored to be the official cover for the highly anticipated "Festivus" by Wale, set to drop 12/23 at 3:31pm! Be on the lookout!

Monday, December 22, 2014

[Audio] @TheKingDream – Fruition (Radio Rip)

The King is back w/a new record titled "Fruition", slated to be the first single on his new album. Sounds like he hasn't lost a step! The song has only been leaked to particular radio stations in the country for a early listen. Stay tuned for the CDQ soon!

[Video] @Wale - The Chess Match (Snippet)

Wale is getting ready to drop off his new mixtape Festivus tomorrow and the DC emcee decides to leak a new record off the project titled “The Chess Match”. Click the jump for the stream.

[Video] Wiz Khalifa Featuring Ty Dolla $ign & Snoop Dogg - You And Your Friends

Wiz Khalifa decides to drop the official visual for “You & Your Friends” which has features from Snoop Dogg & Ty Dolla $ign.

[Video] BJ The Chicago Kid Featuring Schoolboy Q- It's True

BJ The Chicago Kid gets a verse from Schoolboy Q as he liberates the official visual for “It’s True”.

Friday, December 19, 2014

[Stream/Download] Katie Got Bandz - Coolin' In Chiraq

Katie Got Bandz drops through w/ new tape "Coolin' In Chiraq" featuring production from ExecGang's own "Billionaire Boyscout" on the last track titled "30k Freestyle".

[Stream/Download] @DomDeshawn - "Moods & Interludes"

The young homie Dom Deshawn drops through before the end of the year with his latest installment "Moods & Interludes".. Check it out!

[Audio] Miguel - EP

[Video] Will Ferrell x Kevin Hart - "Get Hard" Movie Trailer

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

[Video] J Cole - Intro (LATE PASS)

[Audio] @OGMaco – Breathe (EP) Updated

I could go on and on but imma just say this. I told y'all OG Maco was fuckin' w/y'all and simply having fun this entire time. He's no dummy. I wonder what the critics have to say now..

[Video] Kendrick Lamar performs new 'Untitled' song on The Colbert Report

TDE's Kendrick Lamar performs a new untitled song on The Colbert Report. Expect Kendrick's latest lp early 2015.

Monday, December 15, 2014

[Video] Are Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill Dating?

Nicki Minaj tells Big Boy how her tracks with Meek Mill came about and whether they are dating or not.

[Video] Nicki Minaj Joins SportsCenter - ESPN Video

Is there anything Nicki CAN'T do? lol

[Video] Karen Civil & Rosenberg on Hot97

Watch Karen Civil talk about her journey on becoming the person she is today. From being a Hot97 intern to who she is now, and squashing beef with Rosenberg.

[Video] Young Dolph - Preach

After a year of burning the underground streets, Dolph finally drops through with the official visual for street hit "Preach", Produced By Zaytoven.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

[Stream/Download] ExecGang - Nightmare Before Christmas EP

After a year of several solo releases, Ohio's ExecGang ends the year off w/an early gift titled "Nightmare Before Christmas", 5 collaborative tracks to keep fans on their seats and competition at ease as they prepare for 2015. Features Production from in-house producer "Tha Audio Unit" (Jeremih, Curren$y, Smoke DZA), and of course "SupaNatra" (French Montana, Willie The Kid). Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

[Video] Floyd Mayweather Breaks Silence on Pacquiao Fight

MAY 2nd!!!!!!!!!

[Audio] @DomDeshawn "Next 2 U- Featuring AB [prod by Nate Fox]

The homie Dom Deshawn drops through w/ "Next 2 U", days before his upcoming project "Moods & Interludes", due out December 19th! Be on the lookout!

[Video] Beyonce' - Yours And Mine Documentary

[Video] Big K.R.I.T. Featuring Raphael Saadiq - Soul Food

Big K.R.I.T. decides to liberate a visual for his Raphael Saadiq assisted “Soul Food” which is off his latest project Cadillactica.

[Video] @AsherRoth- “Rasputin”

Dope ass visual! Check it out!

[Album Review] "Under God" By @SincerelySaRese

If you’ve never heard of King Fresh then it's very well upon listening to his first CD Thank God I'm Fresh (released January 2014) that you would've done like I did and skipped to songs that offered a more recognizable feature such as Mean Much and Situation which feature ExecGang’s front runner, rapper and producer SupaNatra. Executive produced by Selah Benjamin of Young World Muzik Ent, T.G.I.F sounds more like someone experimenting with various sounds, accidentally putting them together, then asking someone to rap over tracks. Aside from the aforementioned songs, T.G.I.F made me feel as though Fresh is constantly gasping for air and each time he is about to catch his breath, he is suffocated by substandard production.

Enter Under God.

From the cover alone it’s immediately revealed that this isn’t the same person from ten months ago. Fresh is pictured on the cover wearing sunglasses and a near 100 year-old American flag from the Lincoln Theatre draped around his neck. His arms are outstretched and depending on how you choose to portray it, he could either be perceived to be surrendering, awaiting handcuffs, or he could be gripping imaginary pistols. Either depiction carries a very heavy meaning. The first; are we really “the land of the free” in a country that was never meant to protect us? Will this great nation that I pledge allegiance to hold the same allegiance to me? Or the second; am I left to my own vices with the only option to defend myself the best way I know how? Opting to have the cover shot in black and white takes away the infamous red, white and blue of our great flag and leaves us with one fact; we are all merely children Under God. 

The intro begins with children reciting the national anthem and the first thing that stands out to me is that I can actually hear what they are saying verses feeling as though I was being screamed at like on his previous project. Not only that but the title of the album is tied into the Pledge of Allegiance, which is again repeated on the outro. Usually this is the part where I decide to skim through the songs and stop only when something catches my ear but then How You Feel comes on and it’s as if I’m actually being greeted and welcomed to listen to something I haven’t experienced before so I allow it to play all the way through. Gone are the overbearing sounds of T.G.I.F, which Under God has now replaced with more melodic arrangements and samples (Slow Down samples a song from Mary J. Blige What’s the 411 with the same title) that allow Fresh to ride the beats as effortlessly as surfers ride waves. Executively produced and mixed by Demetrius “SupaNatra” Howard for Chief Execs Entertainment LLC, the songs blend together seamlessly creating one cohesive sound thus supporting the overall theme of the album.

If his lyricism was ever in question, songs like Carmina Flow immediately dead any speculation with crafty entendres such as “Sexing in sections etc./I’m extra terrestrial/excellent aeros over my area/Wright brothers/sounds of hysteria/history barriers/lost souls/history bury us/Jesus just bare with us/I brought a bear with us…

But it isn’t until So Be It that you catch a glimpse at a more personal side of Fresh when he says “…wavey at the highest peak/30 leagues under the sea/my ancestors carried me/to Plymouth Rock apparently/King Fresh legacy/shot me in the leg to see the path God embedded me/royalty’s ahead of me/loyalty will never be/cuz when you try to build em’ up they 9/11 everything/envy crushing every dream.”

Personally, that’s one of my favorite verses on the album and after listening to that I had to think what the comparison between T.G.I.F and Under God reminded me of and it finally hit me. One of my favorite artists is J. Cole and on Rich Niggaz (Born Sinner, June 14th, 2013 released under Roc Nation and Columbia Records) he says “It’s like Sony signed Basquiat/he gave it all he got/now the nigga don’t paint the same, J.Cole.” 

Seems like all Fresh needed was a producer who provided a large enough canvas and allowed him the freedom to create with whatever colors he chose.

Under God was released November 25th, 2014 and is available for purchase on iTunes, Beats Music, Pandora and Spotify Stream.

Purchase Here On iTunes

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

[Video] Diddy Goes On Rant About Drake Stealing "0-100" Beat, Leading To Monday's Altercation

Diddy's assault on Drake Monday morning was months in the making ... because last June he told a packed nightclub in Miami that Drake stole his song ... and then played it as if it were his own.

[Video] Reebok Presents Kendrick Lamar - I am

Kendrick Lamar and Reebok join forces with acclaimed director Anthony Mandler to take you on a journey through Kendricks' hometown - Compton. The video celebrates the limitless potential of youth and is narrated by Kendrick through a powerful verse titled “Kendrick Lamar – I am” -- his own personal ode to Compton.

Monday, December 8, 2014

[Video] King Ezz - Dark Shades/Commerical Break (Produced By Tha Audio Unit)

King Ezz gives us "Dark Shades", the first visual from his latest project "Where's My Deal 3". Hella dope switch up w/ "Commercial Break". Both joints Produced By Tha Audio Unit and Directed By Only Leeshay. Check out the full album here:

[Video] Tink Featuring Timbaland & AndrĂ© 3000 – UFO (FULL PREVIEW) !!!!

Timbo previews new Tink joint, and sings along! haha, no CDQ yet!

[Video] Tyga - Make It Work

Somebody's staying focused within the drama of Cash Money Records. When heading to iTunes to purchase the track, notice how it definitely says Last Kings Music and nothing CMR related. Either way, dope vid! Check it out! Honestly his best work is soon to come in my opinion!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

[Audio] Nipsey Hussle "50 Niggas"

New joint Produced by Mike & Keys and 1500orNothin as he prepares to drop surprise "Mailbox Money" album which will be available on itunes December 20th

[JUST BECAUSE] Pusha T - "Exodus 23:1"

Why not, lmao

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

[Video] Jeezy Talks Mike Brown, Joint Album w/TI, and More

Jeezy sits down with Civil TV to discuss what’s going on in the world in regards to Mike Brown and the highly unfortunate situation in Cleveland. The Trapper Of The Year sheds some light on Darren Wilson not being indicted, George Zimmerman skating off into the sunset. Jeezy shifts his tone to the chatter of his joint album with T.I., his A&R duties with Atlantic Records and how people perceive his position as a label executive.

[Audio] Tha Audio Unit - Mini Boss [iTunes Deluxe Version]

Tha Audio Unit Releases A Special Mini Boss "Deluxe Version" Featuring Two Bonus Tracks!