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Monday, November 29

J.Nolan - Cold World

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

This dude is becoming a regular on TKWK, always spitting that real ish. Peep this dudes work, and if this is your first time, type his name in the search bar youll find more. Cop this and always show some love to the underground..you know where to find it!!!

J.Nolan - Cold World [Fire]

Rock City Vs. Polow Da Don (High Stakes) [STUDIO VIDEO]

**TooKnown's Video of the Day**

While recording with Polow in Atlanta, Rock City members Timothy(playing) and Theron(recording) put their skills to the test. They take on Polow in a little basketball wager that quickly escalates, watch to see who prevails, Enjoy!!!

Saturday, November 27

Lazy Saturday Links...

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Swazy Baby - Lets Get To It [Fire]

Dorrough feat Slim Thug - Handcuffs

J-Skaytz - Black & Yellow (Freestyle)

Layzie Bone - Kush (Remix)

Sean Hines - To the Top

Maclyn Lucile - Where You At

Clinton Sparks feat Sean Paul, Ricky Blaze & Supa Dups - Favorite DJ Pt.2 [Fire]

J-Skaytz - Whats My Name (Freestyle)

Thursday, November 25

Uno Hype - The Threat

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

I cant stress enough that when given material like this, it will always get posted. A nice beat with great lyricism; dudes flow isnt bad either. Im not sure if you have heard of Uno before, but if this is your first time, be on the look out for dude. I respect his grind, but like I always say, please show some love to the fuckin underground!! they always show it back..

Uno Hype - The Threat [Hot Fiya]

Happy Thanksgiving!!

**TooKnown's Info of the Day**

Today is the day that John came over here and took over Pocahontas' land and everything became great! loll, however you look at it, have a Happy Thanksgiving!! There are no leaks in this post, but come back tomorrow for the goodness and have a great rest of the day!!!

Wednesday, November 24

Tay Dizm - Smoke

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Got some late night goodness for you guys once again. This time Im coming with something hella different from the Nappy Boy sidekick, Tay Dizm. Ive been listening to him for a while now and I havent really heard this from him before. Peep it and be on the look out for a lot more from Nappy Boy, theyre starting to go real hard..DO IT!!!

Tay Dizm - Smoke [Fire]

Tuesday, November 23

Maine Event - Sex, Money, Hip Hop & Weed

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Besides the fact that today turned into Black Congress Tuesday, this dude goes so hard on this track. Ive been listening to Maine for a minute now and this is probably my favorite track by him. Deff peep this ish, and be on the look out for Black Congress, theyre doing bigger and bigger things everyday!!!

Maine Event - Sex, Money, Hip Hop & Weed [Hot Fiya]

Jay Burna - Death of Yesterday

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Me & Jay have been hella busy working on multiple projects, so when Im good to let a joint go, it just has to happen. But while working these 2 videos, and much more other stuff, Burna still brings you that hot ish. So with that said, cop this and always show love to the come up!!!

Jay Burna - Death of Yesterday [Hot Fiya]

Monday, November 22

Rock City - Tell It Like It Is [MUSIC VIDEO]

**TooKnown's Video of the Day**

Here it is everyone, we got the last, of three, freestyle videos that Manic & I shot with super duo, Rock City. This one is also off of their latest release, "No Off Days," which can be download HERE. But like I said before, it was hella great experience to work with these guys, always on top of their game, always bringing their all. I cant wait till we to show you guys what we got coming up next!!!

D-Mint - Expecto Patronum

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Its been a minute since we posted some new D-Mint on here, but with the way this industry goes, you can understand why. Now with this track its a little different, if you have never heard, read, nor seen anything Harry Potter; you wont get it. But with this nasty ass beat in the background, to those who appreciate talent, you can deff vibe to this. Peep it, cop it, do what you want, but always show love to great talent...DO ITT!!!

D-Mint - Expecto Patronum [Hot Fiya]

Saturday, November 20

Lazy Saturday Links...

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Sean Hines - Came Up [Fire]

Roccett feat Rick Ross & Bun B - Up All Night [Fire]

phredDIAMOND - Little Rascals


Rebstar feat Rich Boy & Fletcher - Put It On My Tab [Fire]

DJ Absolut feat Joel Ortiz, Sheek (Lox), Cassidy, Havoc (Mobb Deep) - If You Love Me

Punch - U See Me

G.Mash - Fuck U Say

Layzie Bone - Aston Martin Music (Remix)

Tolly feat Tity Boi - Scoring

Posta Boy - Mike Lowery [Fire]

Thursday, November 18

Uno Hype - A Beautiful Mind

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Like I always do, we show love to the underground here. Especially when the beat is on point, and they flow overtop with some nice lyricism. No future projects planned as of yet, but deff come back and check dudes music real soon!!!

Uno Hype - A Beautiful Mind [Fire]

Pill Ft. Gucci Mane, AllStar & Gorilla Zoe - Gotta Have It

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

To begin this glum day, this joint seems to fit well. Gettin some early work in as I see my neighbors partake in some of these activities stated, no arrest need to be made tho, everything is under control..loll. But for real, next time, call Waka before you call Gucci..DO IT!!!

Pill feat Gucci Mane, AllStar & Gorilla Zoe - Gotta Have It [Fire]

Wednesday, November 17

Beans Ft. Brisco & Wiz Khalifa - Superhero

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Got another late night leak for you guys. Most the time I do these is because Im either busy working on the comp or out workin on set. Ive never heard of what Beans is, but I know them dudes featured killed this. So peep it, cop it, and dont show some love to the come up!!!

Beans feat Brisco & Wiz Khalifa - Superhero [Fire]

Tuesday, November 16

GC & Spyda (In Studio) [VIDEO]

**TooKnown's Video of the Day**

I stopped by towards the end of their session, its been a minute since we met last. Check the YouTube for the HD version, but enjoy what you see here; be on the lookout for that single coming real soon!!!

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Album Review

**FreddyFreshs Review of the Week**

"Where the fuck is Kanye when you need him?" - Eminem

Yes, agreed Marshall...agreed...where has Kanye been? Sure, hes been doing some features here and there (most recently on Kid Cudis newest album)...but since his pop effort 808's & Heartbreaks, West hasnt delved into hip hop in quite awhile (Graduation in 07). I am damn glad hes back because with My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, he brings an almost concept rap album...from the grander, orchestral instrumentals and interludes, to his witty-weird rhyme styles, to the near-flawless features he brings with him...you'll find yourself wowed on almost every track of his latest outing...

Album Art:
Ive seen around six different covers for this album, and have been impressed by a few of them...the first choice for the cover wouldnt be my first choice...if you Google covers for this album...check out the one with Wests head impaled by a large, medieval sword whilst wearing a crown...that ones badass...

Top 5 Tracks:
1. Hell Of a Life
2. Devil in a New Dress (ft. Rick Ross)
3. Blame Game (ft. John Legend)
4. Dark Fantasy
5. Gorgeous (ft. Kid Cudi and Raekwon)

Runner Up: So Appalled, Runaway

1. Hell Of a Life - I dont know where to begin with this track...one thing I love about Kanye is his love for old school hip hop...here he displays that love in the fullest form as he delves his way into some of the best storytelling Ive heard on a mainstream rap song in quite some time. I also think its pretty rad that he simulates the same melody for the first part of the chorus from Black Sabbath's "Iron Man."

2. Devil in a New Dress (ft. Rick Ross) - I am not a fan of Rick Ross...I dont think he spreads his wings enough as an artist...but on this song hes completely different...sometimes writing about a lost love can do that...

3. Blame Game (ft. John Legend) - This is a LOVE ballad, and a beautiful one. Along for the ride with West is legendary R&B lounge singer John Legend, who has one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard...sure, we've heard many, MANY ballads from Kanye but this one is different in some way...maybe its the nearly 8 minute long run time?

4. Dark Fantasy - Produced by West and RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan...this is an almost perfect intro and my second favorite intro to Wests albums (Good Morning on Graduation takes the cake...if you havent heard it, DO IT NOW!!)...it sets up the album nicely and prepares you for the raw beauty, heartbreak, and mature nature of this album.

5. Gorgeous (ft. Kid Cudi and Raekwon) - Along with Kanye on this outing is his young prodige Kid Cudi on the chorus and rap veteran Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan (who lends one of the most accurate depictions of fame, money, and power to his verse that calls for an award)...beautiful song...


He was a Dropout from College...was Late to Registration...and finally Graduated from school as a gifted MC/producer/all-around musician...what would one consider this outing...his graduation into something much more raw and bittersweet...if Graduation was when West received his Bachelors Degree of Hip Hop...then for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, he should receive his Masters Degree...cannot wait for the next gem...

Monday, November 15

Rock City - Im Good [MUSIC VIDEO]

**TooKnown's Video of the Day**

Thanks again to everyone who made this video possible. Including the very nice hotel staff that actually got a private listening session by the bar. This is the second installment of our series of freestyle videos we shot in a day. This joint actually isnt off of "No Off Days" its off of a mixtape prior called "PTFAO: The Empire Strikes Back" hosted by Don Cannon. Enjoy this one, and as the saying goes, "we saved the best for last!!"

Saturday, November 13

Lazy Saturday Links...

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

NEED MORE UNDERGROUND!!!!

phredDIAMOND - Lemon Cake Lamborghini

Layzie Bone - Black N Yellow (Remix) [Fire]

Ramo feat J-Skaytz - Speak Your Mind

KGB - Madhouse [Fire]

Grenade - Bulletproof (Remix)

Purp Reynolds feat Radio - Girls

Tolly - Okay

Friday, November 12

J.Cole Ft. Drake - In The Morning

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Straight off of his newest project getting ready to drop, the dudes behind the beat let us check it a little early. Them dudes over at L&X Music sent this cut through, basically having one of the dope-est combos of young artists on a track in todays standards. Personally I think these guys are nothing alike (seeing old footage), but they deff can make some hot music. Peep this ish, and deff be on the look out for these guys, they got a bunch brewing in the beat kitchen!!!

J.Cole feat Drake - In The Morning [Hot Fiya]

Thursday, November 11

BBK - Tu Y Yo [MUSIC VIDEO]

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Almost a year later, were back with another banger for your ears and eyes. This time BBK does his thing for that one special lady in his life. Featuring the wonderful Giselle Tavarez, playing the GF/Wife, and big shouts to my camera girl Maria; ENJOY!!!

Mook n Fair Ft. Fatman Scoop - Pre-Game

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Havent seen Fatman Scoop on a lot recently, so Im glad he's back with one of my favorite underground duos. Check this new one out, bright and early, and deff dont forget to show some love to the come up!!!

Mook n Fair feat Fatman Scoop - Pre-Game [Fire]

Wednesday, November 10

Mikkey Halsted - Dope Boy City

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Got another late night leak for you guys, this time Im back with that dude Mikkey Halsted. Im not sure if you guys are familiar with him, but you should deff start checking him out. Coming with his newest project, this is from the leftover bunch, ENJOY!!!

Mickey Halsted - Dope Boy City [Hot Fiya]

Rock City - Morning, Noon & Night

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

After the release of their 11th or so mixtape, they finally get clearance to show the world their 2nd "FIRST SINGLE." With their album being called "Wake The Neighbors," this David Guetta produced joint should deff do the trick. Ive had the privilege to hear a lot more than just this record, and all Im allowed to say is WOW, just WOW. Wait till this fucking album finally drops, then yall will see what Im really talking about...LETS GO!!!


Rock City - Morning, Noon & Night [Hot Fiya]

Tuesday, November 9

The Lady Killer - Review

**FreddyFresh's Review of the Day**

Well, I havent been an avid fan of Cee Lo Green, but like most, I heard him as the front MC for Gnarls Barkley. This is his first outing in nearly 6 years as a solo artist, and he really doesnt have that much more to offer the world of R&B/hip-hop. But for what it is, The Lady Killer is a fun album and takes you for a ride...however short lived it may be.

Cover Art:
This isnt really anything special...just like most covers you see of rappers/R&B artists...staring off into nowhere while the camera flashes a pic of them in their fresh-fly-threads and massive 'stunna' shades...boring...

Top 5 Tracks:
1. Fuck You!
2. Satisfied
3. Wildflower
4. I Want You
5. No Ones Gonna Love You

1. Fuck You! - Sure...its the single...sure...its been out for AWHILE now...but who cares, youre supposed to get tired of the singles on the albums, that is their purpose...

2. Satisfied - The biggest reason for liking this song is it sounds like an old school Motown jam filled with a grand group of backup female vocalists...as Cee Lo bleeds his heart out...

3. Wildflower - One of the hidden highlights of the album...his vocals dont get much more sweeter than on this gem.

4. I Want You - This is one of the albums 'filler' songs and really doesnt have that much to offer the listener, but act as said filler...maybe thats why I enjoy it...because Im not supposed to...

5. No Ones Gonna Love You - At first I didnt see what the big deal about this track was...until I truly listened to it...Cee Lo sings beautifully through a rendition of the popular Band of Horses track, making it one of the best cover songs this year.

Favorite Feature:
Well...there arent really any stand outs on the album...just more singers like Green...maybe he couldve talked to one of the many 'talented' rappers lighting up the charts to drop a sweet 16 for a reasonable cost of fifty grand...

Monday, November 8

Rock City - BMF (Remix) [MUSIC VIDEO]

**TooKnown's Video of the Day**

Here is the first of the three freestyle videos that Manic & I shot with super duo, Rock City. This one is off of their latest release, "No Off Days," which can be download HERE. It was hella fun to work with these guys, they have great character. Cant wait till we put out our next bulk of work, until then, enjoy these!!!

Saturday, November 6

Lazy Saturday Links...

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

This week...

Flo Rida feat Akon - Who Dat Girl [Hot Fiya]

Canary Yellow Chello feat Max B - Kinda High

Uno Hype - Runaway (The Beginning) [Fire]

phredDIAMOND- He Aight, She Good [Fire]

Red Cafe feat Joe Budden & Fabolous - Certified (Massive Trip Remix)

Torch feat Cassidy & Crooked I - Get Doe [Hot Fiya]

211 feat Slick Pulla - Tales From My Neighborhood

Slick Pulla feat The Congressmen - Friday the 13th

GMash - We Major

Yung B Da Producer - Acknowledge It [Fire]

J-Skaytz feat Ramo - Lay It Down

Red Cafe feat Diddy & Fabolous Getting Money, Money (Massive Trip Remix)

Friday, November 5

Busta Free - Right Through Me (Remix)

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Heres a late night leak for all those Floridians who know these guys' hustle. The group is Unda Surveillance, but this time its just Busta Free, doin his thing over Nicki Minaj's single. Cop this one and deff be on the look out for more from this duo!!!


BBK feat Unda Surveillance - G-Thang [MUSIC VIDEO]

Busta Free (of Unda Surveillance) - Right Through Me (Remix) [Fire]

Thursday, November 4

Virtuoso Ft. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Vast Aire & Pidi T - Bay of Pigs


**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

If you are into that real spit hip-hop, than this download is for you. I only recently heard of one of these names but seriously, this track goes in. Like I always ask, after download, deff show some love..they always show it back!!!

Virtuoso feat Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Vast Aire, & Pidi T - Bay of Pigs [Hot Fiya]

Rock City Teaser [MUSIC VIDEO]

**TooKnown's Video of the Day**

Super duo, Rock City, recently came down my way, and decided that we needed to shoot 3 videos in a day; so we did. We shot 2 tracks off of their newest mixtape (since they have about 11 or so) "NO DAYS OFF," which can be downloaded below, and one other track. The first one will be released this Monday so be on the look out for that, 2 are going to follow; thanks again for everything!!!




DOWNLOAD HERE!!!

Wednesday, November 3

Franchise - Red Carpet Rap

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Got some new underground ish from that dude Franchise. Its been a minute since we last posted something from him, but we always hold it down. Deff show some love to their team, cop this and show some love to the underground..DO IT!!!

Franchise - Red Carpet Rap [Fire]

Mickey Halsted - The Exorcist

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Heard this dude here and there but never really sat down to peep his work. Dude has lyrics for sure, and when you combine that with the beats he's messing with, its a great equation. Peep the start of his "Super Tuesdays," with me being late, cop it and show some love to the come up!!!

Mickey Halsted - The Exorcist [Fire]

Tuesday, November 2

Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr Rager - Review

**FreddyFresh's Review of the Day**

Well, Ive said this before; if I really thought about who my new favorite of the mainstream rappers are of the past few years, Kid Cudi would be in the top 2. Like most, I was hooked after I heard a certain pot smokers anthem awhile back (Day N Nite), and since then I have to listen to whatever he puts out. Sure, he doesnt always put out the greatest material, and most of it now lies at the dreary end of the tunnel, but who cares...I love it, and I know most of the people out there who listen to new hip hop who havent listened to Cudi yet, would vibe hard too. His sophomore effort, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager falls, sadly, into the same category as the first...there are half a dozen GREAT songs, and most of the others fall short...

Cover Art:
Once I received my batch of albums to review, I couldnt take my eyes off of Cudis new cover. I bet twenty years from now (when vinyl is still the shit, and everything else is digital), a lonely-pot-smoking-indie kid will walk into a record shop and get the same feeling as myself..."I wonder what he's thinking about...why is the cover meant to look so warped and weathered...and why the hell is the universe pulsating in the background...(well, maybe these are questions Id ponder over in that record shop)?"

Top 5:
1. Mojo So Dope
2. REVOFEV
3. Erase Me (ft. Kanye West)
4. Ashin' Kusher
5. Scott Mescudi Vs. The World (ft. Cee-Lo Green)

1. Mojo So Dope - The great thing about this album was the strong intro. The first two songs hooked me (same with the previous album). Then after a few mediocre efforts, the beat of Mojo So Dope took me for a ride and finally my head was bobbing along as I imagine Cudis did as he recorded this track. Ideally, I would love to hear this at my next drunken rampage.

2. REVOFEV - REVO...what...? It doesnt matter...the chorus is the highlight of this track; a lucid 16 bar rant about being a lost soul in the dawn of a revolution (at least thats what I took it as).

3. Erase Me (ft. Kanye West) - Sure, its the single and has been circling the internet for awhile, but who cares...let the other bloggers bitch about how "mainstream" this song is now...this is the sequel to tracks like Pursuit of Happiness and Alive off of his freshman effort. The greatest thing about this song are the three verses themselves, with West on the last. This is the track on the album thats meant to get overplayed, the one youre meant to get tired of listening to...because its THAT good.

4. Ashin' Kusher - This song makes Ashtin Kutchers name badass again...Im sure he wouldve blared this in his cassette deck during the filming of Dude, Where's My Car...or any episode of That 70's Show...while puffing on a marijuana cigarette of course...

5. Scott Mescudi Vs. The World (ft. Cee-Lo Green) - Not only is this a great title for a song (taken from the graphic novel series/new film Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World), like his first album, this is the make/break song for any listener...either you vibe or not...

Runner Up: Marijuana


Best Feature
Well...let me see...sure there are some great features on the hooks of a few jams, but I have to give it to Kanye...he always manages to bring his A-game on every featured track (plus hes the albums exec. producer, which is great because the albums production is beautiful). I was also a little disappointed with the long awaited Cage feature...sorry Cage...your flow was tighter when you were ON drugs (see the Weather Proof [EP]).


Well, like I said, I really enjoy Cudi and love the fact that his style of writing is so personal and dark...makes me want more...As a fan, the first half of the album blows the second half out of the water. For a second effort, its right up there with the first...but maybe next time...release a solid 6 song EP rather than a average album.

Monday, November 1

Spyda - Better Late Than Never (Remix)

**TooKnown's Leak of the Day**

Got some late night leakage from a good friend of mine. This time he goes in on one of B.o.B.'s hits off his recent album, Airplanes. This dude right here is deff on my list of artists who are just a hit away from blowing up. So peep this one and deff dont forget to show some love to the fuckin underground!!

Spyda - Better Late Than Never [Fire]