Thursday, December 31

HipHopGrind Presents: The Best of 2009 [MIXTAPE]

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Not gunna lie this list could be a lot longer and a lot different in my opinion, and probably a lot more poeples as well; But this list right here is deff a good start. Most if not all of these tracks yall have heard on the radio, the blogs, the videos, in the streets, in the clubs, I mean these tracks were basically everywhere and you couldnt get rid of them. Cop it, if not, make your own list and send it over!!!!

P.S. Have a safe and happy New Year, don't kill yourself while tryin to live it up.


01. DJ Cosinus - Intro
02. KiD CuDi ft. Kanye West & Common - Make Her Say
03. New Boyz - You're A Jerk
04. Wale Feat. Lady Gaga - Chilling
05. Snoop Dogg ft. The-Dream - Gangsta Luv
06. Drake ft. Trey Songz & Lil Wayne - Successful
07. Drake - Best I Ever Had
08. Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz - I Can Transform Ya
09. Eminem ft. Dr. Dre & 50 Cent - Crack a Bottle
10. Trey Songz - I Need a Girl
11. Jay-z ft. Rihanna & Kanye West - Run This Town
12. Fabolous ft. The-Dream - Throw It In the Bag
13. Jay-z ft. Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind
14. Mariah Carey - Obsessed
15. Asher Roth - I Love College
16. Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain & LIl Wayne - Blame It
17. Dorrough - Ice Cream Paint Job
18. Jeremih - Birthday Sex
19. 50 Cent ft. Ne-Yo - Baby By Me
20. Sean Kingston - Fire Burning
21. Flo Rida - Right Round
22. Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
23. Beyonce - Sweet Dream
24. Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow
25. Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne - Down
26. Soulja Boy Tell'Em ft. Trey Songz & Gucci Mane - LOL
27. Sean Paul - So Fine
28. Jason Deruno - Whatcha Say
29. T.I. ft. Justin Timberlake - Dead and Gone
30. Young Money ft. Lloyd - Bed Rock
31. Maino ft. T-Pain - All The Above
32. Young Money - Every Girl
33. Gucci Mane ft. OJ Da Juiceman - Wasted
34. Drake ft. Kanye West & Lil Wayne - Forever

Rolls Royce - Chillin' Freestyle [VIDEO]

**TooKnown's Video of the Day**

Got a new video from that dude Rolls Royce, I like that he's getting work in with other Directors. But to be completely honest, save some originality and stop using the same effects for each video you have out man. Theres is a lil bit of constructive criticism, not for Royce but for the Director, but I mean if people cant take that then idk what to say...peep it, show love!!!!

Wednesday, December 30

Juxx Diamondz - Loving You

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Got an early start, but I took that time to spend some time with my dog, instead of blogging or working for once.loll. I have been workin my ass off shooting music videos with the help of one of Manic's own, Rich, a Guitarist. But enough about the videos that are COMING SOON, we got some new underground ish from DJ Omega Red, I mean he does put out a lot of ish so peep it its not bad at all...YAE!!!!

Juxx Diamondz - Loving You [Fire]

DJ Omega Red - We Are Dipset [MIXTAPE]

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**


Tuesday, December 29

Y.D. Ft. Billy Blue & Vido Noshake - My Life Luxurious

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Got some new ish from the in Miami, Billy Blue, always rippin the track. Hes featured on Y.D.'s new track and its actually not half badd. Peep this and show some love to the movement. Working on a lot recently so be on the look out for a bunch of different projects coming from & Manic Productions coming 1/10 and beyond!!!!

Y.D. feat Billy Blue & Vido Noshake - My Life Luxurious [Fire]

Little Rock Cypha Ft. Epiphany, Asylum & 607 [VIDEO]

**TooKnown's Video of the Day**

Monday, December 28

GhostWridah - Exhibit "G" Freestyle

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

This is exactly what I love to see from the underground. This one is pretty local to us but of course you gotta check this dude out. The underground shows madd love so show it back, peep this lil cut and be on the lookout for more from Ghost, but as well as some new videos coming from Manic Productions real soon...YAE!!!!

P.S. "In Love With My Future" LP available Feb. 14, 2010

GhostWridah - Exhibit "G" Freestyle [Fire]

Mike Fresh - Feliz Navidad

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Being that this joint is goin up a lil late, I thought that Id show you what the big man does on his 364 days off.haha. Peep this new one from upcomer Mike Fresh, he has an older tape out with Smallz, but I mean who doesnt, haha. Damn for some reason todays a funny morning, anyways, cop this; DO IT!!!

Mike Fresh - Feliz Navidad [Fire]

Saturday, December 26

Lazy Saturday Links...

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

This week was a little slow for these singles, but it was a good week for albums, right? haha, anyways, peep these leftover singles from the week. Half them arent badd and the other half need some work. No big tho, I still show love, but speakin of showing love, Im doing a video today with BBK, if you want directions hit me up, YOU KNOW ME!! But if not enjoy the singles and your Lazy Saturday off....YAE!!!

Grey Granite - Off Safety

Shawtie - Alright Ok!

Party Boyz - Flex

Blaq Poet, Termanology, Jaysaun (Special Teamz) - King of the Jungle (Official Falside Remix) [Fire]

Bekay vs Bossasaurus - I Am [Fire]

Shonie - What Do The Lonely Do

Shonie feat Trina - What Do The Lonely Do (Remix)

Voreheez - Racked Up [Hot Fiya]

Friday, December 25

Li - I Got Swag

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Another heater from the underground, this right here is what I love seein. New cat named Li coming hard for sure. This cut is off his upcoming tape titled "The Savage," it drops the 18th of the new year. Before that of course peep this and show some love to the place that shows love back...YAE!!!!

Li - I Got Swag [Fire]

Lil Hot Ft Brisco & Billy Blue - Baking Soda (Remix)

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all my NON-Jews out there. Me myself, just celebrating with some friends is enough for me, getting presents and ish. But to all those who have already recieved their presents a couple of days ago, Happy Hanukkah, and an early Happy Kwanzaa to all those who celebrate. If I dont talk to you while Im down, hope you had an awesome time with your family and friends. Now peep this new one featuring some of my friends from the SOUTH South!!!!

Lil Hot feat Brisco & Billy Blue - Baking Soda (Remix) [Fire]

Thursday, December 24

Bizzle AKA Chow Time - Recession Proof

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

From Bizzle himself, we got this official single to get yall off that drought and buy something nice for your family this Holiday season. Peep this, its deff a banger, then go buy yourself something nice and say FUCK THE RECESSION!!!!!

Bizzle AKA Chow Time - Recession Proof [Fire]

AC - Hole In One

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Its been a while since I heard some ish like this from AC. I remember jammin to that commercial joint a couple years ago and then he finally dropped it. But its nuts to see that artists are doin their thing A LONGGG time before they even get a little noticed. But peep this banger hes back on his old grizzy. Keep it up fam, LETS GO!!!!

AC - Hole In One [Hot Fiya]

Falside - Cold Feat [MIXTAPE]

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

"Falside, the 20 year old Providence, Rhode Island beatsmith, with respective production credits including C-Rayz Walz, Vast Aire (Cannibal Ox), Reef the Lost Cauze (AOTP), Slaine (La Coka Nostra/Special Teamz), El Da Sensei (The Artifacts), Pacewon (The Outsidaz), and Singapore Kane (Gang Starr Foundation) presents "Cold Feat" the free winter beat tape installment."

1.) Grizzly Bear
2.) Growing Tomatoes With Fire
3.) Art of Chase
4.) Street Lights, Knife Fights
5.) Well, Another Day
6.) The Last Time I Tripped


Wednesday, December 23

Mac Miller Interview

**TooKnown's Interview of the Day**

Got the chance to chat with the homie Mac Miller in this exclusive Interview. Peep it and show some love to his tape and download it below. Enough this ish!!!!

(TooKnown)1. First off for the people who don't know, tell em who u are and where you represent??
(Mac Miller)Mac Miller, MostDope, representing Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2. How did u get started in the rap game, who or what influenced you??
I've been making music my whole life. My dad played guitar back in the day, so I was always around that. When I was 6 I started playing piano, by 8 I was writing little goofy raps, and as I got older I started pickin up instruments and teaching myself to play them. My freshmen year of high school all me and my homies did was get high and see how many beats in a row I could freestyle on without fucking up. Those sessions would last all night lol. It kind of just grew into me making music and becoming more and more serious as I improved.
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3. You got any singles or mixtapes out??
I got the mixtape out right now which is going crazy, The High Life. You can DOWNLOAD HERE or u can purchase it at Also, I have a video to the single, Live Free on

4. How did you decide on sticking with Mac Miller for the rap name??
Since I was a baby, my family and close friends have been calling me Mac. When I was 15 my rap name was EZ Mac; but as I got older, I wasn't feeling it lol. Miller is a last name on my moms side, so I just liked how it sounded.

5. I see you doin a bunch of shows; wanna tell the people out there were you performed, and maybe even a favorite place??
Let's see, I've performed all around Pittsburgh, a lot lol. Done Penn State a bunch of times, Ohio University, Indiana University, Duquense University, and some others. My favorite place was Indiana University, that was just a pretty memorable moment. My team and I are in the process of setting up a lil college tour, so thats the next goal. Hit me up if u tryna be a part of it!!!
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6. Who have you worked with before mainstream & indie/underground?? Who do you want to work with in the future??
I've done work in some shape or form with: Wiz Khalifa, Boaz, Young Jeezy, Big Sean, Max B, Soulja Boy, & DJ Unk. I'm just going to say the one person I REALLLY wanna work with right now is J. Cole. holla @ me homie!

7. Whats the name of the studio you record at??
My home base studio is none other than the famous ID Labs of Pittsburgh, PA. Shout out to Big Jerm, Josh, and E-Dan. But, every now and then I record wit my homie Soy Sos at Tuff Sound Recording.

8. As far as the underground/indie scene goes who do you think is doing their thing and is about to blow?? What do you think it takes??
I'm rooting for anybody making real music to blow up. I like J.Cole, Mayer Hawthorne is cool, of course the homie Wiz, Curren$y, and a bunch of others. I think it just takes originality, talent, and dedication. As long as you stay 100 percent focused and don't listen to these haters, and jus do you...I think you'll be ok.
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9. I didnt want to forget this, but your tape is titled "The High Life" do you promote smoking the wonderful plant named marijuana??
(laughs) I mean, I think bud is beautiful. Me personally, weed has become another part of my day. It has worked for me.

10. In the past 5-10 years artists/djs/fans have been saying that hip hop is dead. Whats your take on that??
I mean, for a minute it didn't look to good for real good hip hop music. But, the thing you gotta realize is that theres enough room for everybody. We can have our Gucci Manes but at the same time have our Commons. Good music is good music and it will find it's way to someone who appreciates it.

11. Nice answer man, I feel where your comin from, but this has come to an end, got any last words or shoutouts??
Shout out to The Most Dope Crew, The East End Empire, and of course Big Jerm. Good looks on havin me broheim. GO GET THE HIGH LIFE!!!!
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Dj CapCom & Rick Jewelz - The P.P.L. [MIXTAPE]

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Tuesday, December 22

Matty Trump - The Trump Card [2 SINGLES]

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Being back in town and the rest has helped a lot, but Im deff ready to shoot these videos. Got some new ish coming from GC, got some first time work with that dude BBK, got something coming with my dude Jay Burna, and more artists as well. But here are some new tracks off of Matty Trump's - The Trump Card, in stores now!!!!

AZ, Al-J, & Smyly - Knock Me Out The Game (Produced by Matty Trump) [Hot Fiya]

XL (of Kreators) - Man In The Bottle (Produced by Matty Trump) [Fire]

AC, Donny Goines & A. Pinks - Don't Let Me Down

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

As the Email goes:
"A compilation album with all original music featuring AC, Stalley, Donny Goines, Esso,Curt@!n$, Outasight, 6th Sense and much more ! Production by Mike Cash, J. Glaze, Tekst, and Mighty Owe. The album also consists of skits taped live during Emilio's "The Emilio Sparks Experience" on WSIA 88.9 fm. The album will be released on January 4th 2010 and will be available on Itunes."

AC, Donny Goines & A. Pinks - Don't Let Me Down [Hot Fiya]

Massive Trip - Mass Payne III (M.P.3.) [MIXTAPE]

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**


Monday, December 21

Phatz - 2 New Freestyles!!!

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Dude has a new tape titled "Palm Trees & Bomb Weed" coming soon, so I had to give his ish a listen. Its not the best of the underground but its decent. Peep two tracks that didnt make the cut. Show some love to the underground!!!!!

Phatz - Angels [Fire]

Phatz - Hard

Jay Burna - Music Angel + Rolling Stone (Preview) [VIDEOS]

**TooKnown's Video of the Day**

This is just a little taste of what is to come on the Official Video. Jay spits a lil freestyle while were waiting on Los Olas, the full video for Rolling Stone should be coming real soon. But for now show some love, and support real music. Once again shot and directed by TooKnown (myself) and was edited by the one and only Bailey Gates, ENJOY!!!!

Saturday, December 19

Lazy Saturday Links...

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

This week was a little slow for the extras, but hope yall had a great Lazy Saturday, I know I did. Not only are you guys probably enjoying YM's album and maybe Wayne's but, me and Fred finished recording for our new collabo tape with The Remedy titled The Hangover. Be on the look out for that and A LOT MORE....YAE!!!

IYAZ feat Flo Rida - Replay (Remix) [Fire]

Baysiqly - Success

QDM - 4 My Town [Fire]

Giovanni feat Louisiana Cash & Slimm Duddy - Work It Like A Trap [Fire]

Sean Kingston feat Sean Paul - Follow Me

S.A.S. feat Nikki Minaj - Et Trois [Fire]

Friday, December 18

Kertasy - Your Love

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Got some new ish from a new comer named Kertasy. This song has a catchy hook and he actually does his thing on this. Peep it, cop it, spread the word, do you..YAE!!!

Kertasy - Your Love [Hot Fiya]

Flo Rida Ft. Brianna - Sweet Dreams (Remix)

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

This chick Brianna deff does her thing, but Im glad that for once Flo actually tears this bitch up. Im gettin sick of his club shit, I want him to go back to his mixtape days personally. But thats not here nor there, so get this new one from that dude and if you havent already go cop R.O.O.T.S.!!!!

Flo Rida feat Brianna - Sweet Dreams (Remix) [Hot Fiya]

Thursday, December 17

KOB - The Pre-Game [MIXTAPE]

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**


"Whether it's his work-ethic, image or resumee (which includes working with Grammy-winning producers The Trak Starz, performing at many industry conferences including The Core DJs retreat and TJ's DJ's Conference and more), you'll be hard-pressed not to like this charismatic young superstar waiting in the wings....

But THIS JANUARY, KOB will be releasing a brand-new mixtape with the world-famous DJ Warrior (of the Cali Untouchables) and Coast 2 Coast mixtapes. With a fresh, new, developing sound out of the US's northern region, 'The All-American Reject' will be sure to make an impact on the national and international hip-hop world!!"

Rolls Royce - 2 Brand New Tracks

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Got some new ish from the fam down south, Mr. Rolls Royce. We were going to shoot his video last break I had, but time got tossed around and plans got mixxed up but this time its official. I should have a new video from Royce soon, but till then, peep these tracks and be on the look out for Royce's newest project. Show some love to the underground!!!!

Rolls Royce - Famous [Fire]

Dshep feat Rolls Royce, YD & Vito - The Life [Fire]

Tuesday, December 15

DY Ft. Flo Rida- Shoe Game

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

This song did only have Flo on it when I got it a couple months back, hopefully it was just leaked material and this isnt a fake track. loll either way its a dope track, and Flo kills it in both versions so peep em both!!!!

DY feat Flo Rida - Shoe Game [Fire]

Flo Rida - Shoe Game [Hot Fiya]

Waka Flocka Flame, Roscoe Dash, Travis Porter, Sean Teezy & Da Kid - To Da Max

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Got some new ish from the underground, and its always nice to see this many talented artists come together and make a track. If you havent heard of any of these artists its no big, cuz they will be soon taking over the airwaves. Peep this and show some love to the evergrowing UNDERGROUND!!!!

Waka Flocka Flame, Roscoe Dash, Travis Porter, Sean Teezy & Da Kid - To Da Max [Fire]

Monday, December 14

DJ Papa Smirf & DJ L Gee Present Q Da Kid & Bertell - Spotlight [MIXTAPE]

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Late night treat, its his irst one in a while, so LETS GOO!!!!


Magazeen - Ride

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Got some new ish from Rick Ross' camp, its been a while, but I mean, who was actually waiting? haha, naw but for real this dude isnt half bad. Better than some of the others, not gunna say any names tho. So peep this and show some support the the southern movement, even tho, not ALL of it is what we push for...YAE!!!

Magazeen - Ride [Fire]

Brisco - So Roxy

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Brisco is finally back with some new ish! And this time its not off of a robbery, but nonetheless Im psyched to have some new in the iTunes. I know I have been waiting for this for almost over 2 years now, but the flyer says 2010, so hopefully they come thru with it!!!

Brisco - So Roxy [Hot Fiya]

Saturday, December 12

Lazy Saturday Links...

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

This week was a little slower than usual and the reason being is, I was directing/shooting my first "FILM" ever. I put that in " " cuz Ive shot before but on all digital, and yesterday we shot on 35mm film, it was awesome. But right here we got a lot of singles for you to check out today on, once again, YOUR Lazy Saturday. I got class very soon and Im tired as fuck, peep em and show some love to the ones who work hard...YAE!!!

R.O.B - Watch Me Ride By (R.I.P. Pimp C)

Skent Dukes - Steady Watching [Fire]

Jew Dew - I Go Off [Fire]

Casino Crisis - She Got That Fruity [Fire]

Wyclef - Hold On [Fire]

Bossasaurus vs Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass (Remix) [Hot Fiya]

Juxx Diamondz - Never See Ya Face Again [Fire]

Scandle - Wonderful Day

Juxx Diamondz feat F.P. - My Angle [Fire]

Kris & Canary Yella - Its All About You [Fire]

Friday, December 11

AC Freestyle Cypher

**TooKnown's Video of the Day**

"Smack DVD/ URL(Ultimate Rap League) recently launched an Mc Battle League.The first event took place in NYC on October 31st and the featured battle was T-Rex vs Math Hoffa. In addition to the battles The URL also hosted a few cyphers. The cypher attached includes ill verses from lyrical giants Sha Stimuli, AC & J The S."

Thursday, December 10

Prime Legend - Prime Example [MIXTAPE]

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**


Rick Ross - Video Phone

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Its been a while since Ross has really put something out since the Triple C's album but right here we got a new single he jumped on. Hopefully next time he'll put out something Ill be down to listen too. Everyone copp it if your a Ross fan but its nothing special and I have a feeling today is going to be a slow day...AHH!!!!

Rick Ross - Video Phone [Fire]

Wednesday, December 9

The Yungin$ - The Weekend [VIDEO]

**TooKnown's Video of the Day**

My dude Muzik Fene hit me up tonight and asked me to post this track that he was helpin out, along with a video. I said for sure, I always hold it down, you know, so I took a listen and I watched the video as well. If this track doesnt blow up with the kids then something is wrong, real shit. Take a listen for your self, it might not be the underground rap we usually got on here, but I think that this is better than havin your little brother/sisters/cousins whatever "crankin' that" all over the house. Video is dope as well, coming from a directors point of view, one of the best indie videos Ive seen in a while. Keep up the good work, and make sure yall show some love...YAE!!!!

MP3 - The Yungin$ - The Weekend

Chalie Boy - Look Like Money (Smell Like Dollaz)

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Got a new one from that dude Chalie Boy who recently has been havin a good streak as a new artist. This one is kinda fallin off for me but hopefully he'll pick it back up next song. Peep this new one and keep it locked here for more hot ish coming youurrr way!!!!

Chalie Boy - Look Like Money (Smell Like Dollaz) [Fire]

J.Nolan - Get it Right

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Got some new ish from my dude J.Nolan, this dude comes with that raw underground every time. Im madd busy with applying to direct this short film, and havent really had any time for other stuff I need to get done, so peep this and Ill be back later tonight with something else for you guys to chill too...YAE!!!!

J.Nolan - Get it Right [Fire]