Friday, May 31, 2013

New,New: Gucci Mane -Trap House III

Gucci Mane released a new mixtape this week entitled, Trap House III, the third installment of the Trap House saga.

Gucci redeems himself with project. The past couple of mixtapes have been mediocre and not even worth downloading. The last one worth downloading was Jewlery Selection.

I'm dubbing this a Gucci classic. The production is good, very cohesive and Gucci lyrical content is what you would expect from him. If your not into Gucci, this mixtape may be very easy to adapt to. 

If you in the trap, in the trenches then, this is that shx make the time fly by and make the money flip quick. (Not condoning drug dealers but, I'm just saying...)

Furthermore, everything is banging on this! 

Download the mixtape on this link. (Click the "create a download" link. Click link and download)

P.S. Unlike your other Gucci mixtapes, this one is only on iTunes...but THIS ONE IS FREE!


New, New: Gangsta Boo -It's Game Involved

Let me first say, I didn't know what to expect from Gangsta Boo because she's been out the game for a minute. 

A big round of applause goes out to Gangsta Boo for making a really good project. She released her mixtape entitled ... this week.

She hasn't missed a beat. She still kicking that good old Memphis Ten flow with dope lyrical content. With beats from Dramma Boy, Spaceghost Purp and a few others make for a cohesive project.

Thanks Boo for keeping it real.

Every track on here is banging! So, there's no need for a list...but there is one track I don't fuck with because its on that sinister shx and that's... Track 6: God of Black...that's that shx I don't like.

Overall, check out this mixtape.

Download the mixtape on this link. (Noplayground livemixtape account. See previous post for login.)


New, New: Ludacris IDGAF Mixtape

Ludacris has made a vengeance with a new mixtape entitled IDGAF and to be honest, it wasn't a good comeback in my opinion.

I feel the older you get, the better you get but, Luda has taken the Benjamin Button approach. Old Luda, Chicken and Beer and everything before was fire! From content to lyrics. This project I disagree.

I think he is trying to make strip club hits like everybody else. If that the approach he's trying to take then it should have been a instrumental because the lyrics weren't even up to par. I could on and on but...

Luda, we gotta do better.

Here are the somewhat "bangers":
Track 3: Raised In The South (Love Jeezy's verse)
Track 5: 9 Times Out Of 10
Track 6: Speak Into The Mic
Track 8: IDGAF

Download mixtape at this link. Use the Nocturnal Playground log in:

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New Album: The- Dream's IV Play

The anticipation is over. The-Dream has brought out a new album entitled, IV Play

Overall this album is ok. Yeah, just ok. Listening to this album didn't make me excited like the past Dream projects.  It seems as if he lost his creativity that makes his albums great. I felt as if this project was rushed and just put out to fulfill a contract agreement

Things that were different:
  • Those great smooth transitions from one song to another
  • Production was not at its best
  • Mediocre features
Now, to the bangers:
Track 1: High Art Ft. Jay Z
Track 2: IV Play
Track 6: Where Have You Been Ft. Kelly Rowland
Track 9: Love You Crazy
Track 11: Self-Conscious 

Remember, these are just my thoughts. You be the judge. Is it hot or not?

This album is available for download on this link. (Click the Create Download Link and download the link)


New, New: Ciara -I'm Out Ft. Nicki Manaj

New track from Ciara's up-and-coming album dropping July 9th.

Bullshx: Paris Hilton signed to YMCMB?

I guess Paris Hilton has found a new home with Lil Wayne and his counterparts that make up Cash Money Records.

Hilton broke the news to Showbiz 411, adding that she hopes to have her follow-up to 2006′s self-titled debut out by summer. She added it will feature a number of hip-hop acts, including Weezy, and production from EDM superstar Afrojack. “This is a lot different than my first album,” Paris told the site. “It’s really going to be house music.” – MTV

Now this what you call baby back bullshx. YMCMB is just spiraling into a pop empire. Not a good look.


P.S. Thanks to 2DopeBoyz for the story

Kendrick Lamar & TDE's good kid M.A.A.D. Tour Promo Video

The Black Hippies have kicked off their nationwide tour today and they are letting their fans know what to expect. Keep watching for a little surprise freestyle as well.


3000 Tracks

I know, I know, we are all waiting on an Outkast reunion or 3 stacks to release an album. Even though it seems far fetched right now, the point is we are hoping and wishing that it happens. Until then, I have a spectacular Andre 3000 mix for your soul. This is one of the best I've come across so far.

Download this mixtape on this livemixtape link.

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Videodrome: Sean Kingston Freestyling

While doing one of my random YouTube searches, I ran across this video of Soulja Boy and Sean Kingston rapping. Weird as this may sound, it was an interesting video because I never knew Sean Kingston was capable of rapping. He has a really nice flow and a bit lyrical. Not to mention, he's way decent then Soulja Boy will ever be. Shout out to Soulja on the beat though. That is one thing he is good at.

Check it out... (Skip to 0:56 to start at Sean Kingston)


Sunday, May 19, 2013

New Art Work and Release Date for Kanye's Album

This is the official album cover for Kanye's new studios album entitled, Yeezus. It drops June 18th.


New,New: The Dream -High Art Ft. Jay Z

The Dream has dropped a banger with Jigga man entitled High Art. Is it just me or has Jay Z been crushing the game with these new tracks he has been on? Check it out...


Videodrome: Kanye West -New Slaves

Kanye West just released a new powerful track called New Slaves. He premiered his video in 66 different countries on random buildings around the globe. Kanye is my boy but, it seems like he is battling with some inner demons. These new tracks are so dark that it bothers me.

Great and powerful message though...check it out...


BET Awards Nominees

The 2013 BET Awards will take place in Los Angeles on June 30th at the Staples Center and this years host will be Chris Tucker. Last week, the nominees were announced by Chris Brown and I must say that the nominees are looking kind of promising for some artist.

...and the nominees are...after the jump...

Videodrome: Kendrick Lamar - Don't Kill My Vibe (Video)

I love the contradiction in this video. We are living in a world of sin but, the world's sins are the cause of it. Great job Kendrick...


New,New: French Montana's Excuse My French

Finally, French Montana releases his ? album entitled, Excuse My French. While listen to this project, I was just sitting back thinking that I've been rocking with this dude for a while now, every since the Cocaine City DVDs . It's just good to see him come up.

The album is what I expected to be. French always stays true to himself. Expected the ode to Max B (Free that nigga!), the drug infused lyrics, laid back flow and his famous ad-libs (HANNN, JU HEARD and WAVY). Production wise, this was a great project! With production from Rico Love, DJ Khaled, Lex Luga, Young Chop, Mike Will Made It and a few other up-and-coming producers, it created a cohesive album.

Even though this whole album was a banger, there are a few track that just had me on ten! They are:

Track 3: Ain't Worried About Nothing
Track 6: Fuck What Happens Tonight Ft. Dj Khaled, Movado, Ace Hood, Snoop Dogg, Scarface
Track 13: Bust It Open
Track 16: Marble Floors Ft. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz

Download this album FOR FREE on this link.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Videodrome: Work (Remix) - A$AP Ferg, French Montana, Trinidad Jame$, Schoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky

Ferg has dropped the video to the remix of Work and he is sharing this track with some of the new heavy hitters in the game. Check it out...

Shoutout to Schoolboy Q for that dope azz verse!

Artist To Know: Flying Loutus

He makes me escape into a melodic paradox filled with sounds unimaginable that would be impossible to filter into a beat. I would pay top dollar to see what goes on in his head.

Grandson of Thelonius Monk, you could say that Flying Lotus (Steven Ellison) got his music talents honestly. Hailing  from LA, Lotus always has been know for his intricate and eccentric style of music but, it wasn't until recently that mainstream took a notice. Teaming up with people such as Kendrick Lamar and Mac Miller. His fourth studio album entitled Until The Quiet Comes will sure to take you on a musical journey. 

Check out this artistic short film visual for his album. Ladies and gentleman enjoy...Until The Quiet Comes a short film by Eahil Joseph.

Download Flying Lotus latest album after the jump...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Videodrome: Bonic Ft. Dom Kennedy - Cheerios

The OPM crew has put out visuals for Bonic's track Cheerios. In my opinion, dope beat. I didn't care for Bonic's verse but his flow rode the beat and Dom kills it every time! Dope verse. Check it out...


Videodrome: Young Roddy -This One

Curren$y's protege and Jet Life artist, Young Roddy has brought new visuals to his track This One off the Goodsense 2 mixtape.

If you haven't heard this dude by now, get acquainted. Download Goodsense 2 after the jump...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New, New: Hustle Gang Presents G.D.O.D.

T.I.'s Hustle Gang squad is coming for the competition in this new compilation album entitled, G.D.O.D. This teaser had me excited to see what's to come from the squad.

Shout out to Doe B on the compilation hailing from Montgomery, Al. GUMP STAND UP!!!

Mixtape available for free download after the jump...

Videodrome: | Kay Cole

J. Cole's first installment of the Born Sinner series highlights his mother, Kay Cole as she reflects when J. Cole retired her from her job at the United States Postal Service.

There will be an installment every week leading up to J. Coles album release of Born Sinner on June 26.

Next week's installment will feature Kendrick Lamar. 


New, New: Lee Bannon - Rellahmatic

This errie track takes your mind through dark demensions of sounds with a grounding tempo that will make your inhibitions go wild. Ladies and gentleman, I introduce you to Lee Bannon in Rellahmatic.

Volume should be on max.

Enjoy. I did.

New Tape: Logic- Young Sinatra: Welcome To Forever

Last month, I introduced you to the Def Jam signee from the DMV, Logic. He's releasing his new mixtape with some old and new heavy hitters in the industry. Check the track record below for the features and FREE DOWNLOAD of the mixtape after the jump...

New, New: Kanye Snippets

Last night, Kanye closed out Met Costume Gala, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, with new music from his anticipated album produced by his new protege Hudson Mohawk. 

Because the Met Gala is a super private event, we can only provide brief snippets on Ye's new music. Check it out, let me know what you think.

Thanks to Vine for the snippets.

More music after the jump...

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Videodrome: Birdman - Tapout ft. Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Mack Maine & Future (Official Video)


New Tape: Scotty - F.A.I.T.H.

That real dirty south is the definition of Scotty. Reppin ATL, he stays true to his roots. He reminds me Goody Mobb mixed with old T.I and Big KRIT. This project gives me a dirty swang Texas feel with ATL a twang slathered amongst it. If you want something to bend a couple of corners to then, this is the tape for you.

Man... This may be one of the best mixtapes of this year (Yeah, I said it). The rapping is great, transitions great, everything flows greatly. All bangers, no whammys.

Download this mixtape on this link. (Hit "Create download link". Hit link and download.


New Tape: Chance The Rapper - Acidrap

If he titles this album AdicRap because of his voice over the beat then, I oblige.  Im od'd. Chance The Rapper reminds me of a cross of Trans Lee, Flatbush Zombies and Wyclef. That is enough to take you on a journey itself. This is my first encounter of Chance The Rapper and I must say, I am impressed. With beats from J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and Two-9 affiliates, the tracks make for a good listening.

Now, for the bangers:
Track 1: Good Azz Intro
Track 2: Pusha Man (Hot Shx!) 
Track 3: Cocoa Butter Kisses
Track 5: Lost
Track 8: Favorite Song (Hot Shx!) 
Track 12: Chain Smoker (Hot Shx!)
Track 13: Everything's Good (Hidden Track Hot Shx!)

Free download of the album on this link (Choose the button marked "Create Download Link". Click link and download)


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Videodrome: Q.U.E.E.N. - Janelle Monáe Ft. Erykah Badu

What's black and white with a red lip? Janelle Monáe and that's what is serving you in this video with very short fashionable cameo from Badu.

P.S. The video is not in the same arrangement as the song.