Snoop Dogg – Breathe It In

So, apparently Snoop dropped a digital album on 4/20 appropriately titled Stoner’s EP.  I guess the reason no one knew about it is because it went through Snoop’s new digital distribution company GGOD, Gangsta Gangsta Online Distribution.  Since I haven’t heard much about the album its hard to gauge how good it is, but I like what I’m hearing from this Breathe It In cut.  You can download the album on iTunes.

X.O. – Check Please Vol. 3 [Mixtape]

4/20 saw Rockstar Muzik emcee, X.O., drop the third installment of his Check Please mixtape series. It’s been dope to see his growth as an artist with each installment, I have high expectation for X after his buzzworthy second effort.  With features from Kidd Upstairs and our own Rap Muhammad, Check Please, Vol. 3 is not to be slept on. Download the tape here.  Check back for any and all X.O. and Rockstar Muzik updates.

Kidd Upstairs/ RockStar Muzik

Kidd Upstairs is a West Coast artist I’ve known about for a minute now but have failed to give proper introduction to PHONEkeysWALLET, however this definitely isn’t his first appearance on our roll.  Kidd, along with running mate X.O. are looking to establish their Rockstar Muzik brand outside of the steady following that has been developing in Southern California for the past two and a half years. Having dropped multiple project which include his recent The Cities Tape as well as his studio album Window Seat, Kidd is well on his way and looking only to take it further.  The tracks above, OG and Holiday, you can catch on The Cities Tape.  Keep your ear out for Kidd Upstairs and make sure you catch X.O.’s third installment of his Check Please series due to drop later this month with a feature from our boy Rap Muhammad. Till then…

Buddy ft. Kendrick Lamar – Staircases [DL]

Apparently Pharrell has a protégé named Buddy…who knew?  Seriously, who knew? Either way, Staircases is the premier single of the StarTrak signee’s debut album Idle Time; a really smooth track with a great verse from Buddy and the usual dopeness from Kendrick, enjoy.

Hodgy Beats – Untitled [EP]

OFWGKTA is grinding extremely hard in 2012. Earl Sweatshirt is back from Samoa. Frank Ocean is on top of the world. Domo Genesis has a track or two with Wiz Khalifa and most likely a mixtape/album on the way. Tyler is working on his 3rd studio album. Hodgy Beats jumped in the mix this weekend with this dope Untitled EP. Listen and download below.

Kendrick Lamar – Cartoon & Cereal [DL]

New goodness from Compton’s finest this morning, though I’m not totally sure where this track will end up, if anywhere.  Either way we’re all anticipating Kendrick’s next project, and make sure you catch that Club Paradise Tour when they cruise through your city, till then…

X.O. – Orange Soda ft. Kidd Upstairs [DL]

X.O. is a young up and coming MC hailing from Southern California looking to make a name for himself in the music game.  Along with running mate Kidd Upstairs, X.O. is looking to establish Rockstar Muzik outside of California where he’s had a steady buzz since he dropped his first effort, Check Please Vol. 1, followed later by Vol. 2.  Check out the video for X’s standout Fire In My Shades after the jump, and look out for the third installment of the Check Please series, as well as a collaboration between X.O. and our homie Rap Muhammad to drop really soon.  Enjoy. Continue reading

Nipsey Hussle – Rose Clique [Video]

NIpsey Hussle blew up the internet yesterday with these visuals from his fifth mixtape, The Marathon Contnues. Overall, it’s a dope video for a really dope song. Check the mixtape out at the link.