Blake Griffin or LeBron James???

Considering John Lucas is only 5'11 I'm gonna have to give the nod to Blake, both dunks were nasty tho. Which one do you think was better?



NW Sneaker Expo recap by Creative Sessions (Video)

If you happen to miss the 2nd annual NW Sneaker Expo that took place in Portland, OR last month then you missed out! Luckily for you tho Creative Session put together this recap video of the festivities that took place. Enjoy.

J.Pinder - Dream Killers Ft. Mistah F.A.B. (Official Video)

J.Pinder and the grind king himself Mistah F.A.B. linked up for this ode to the non-believers aka haters aka Dream Killers that we all have to deal with day in and day out. Directed by John Coyne and Trevor Traynor. Be sure to follow both Pinder and F.A.B. on Twitter as well.

Nate Cabral - Not The One (Video)

This particular vid/song is a little different from the usual stuff that can be found on this blog but it's still dope nonetheless. I got an email about this Nate Cabral kid and was kind of interested when I saw that he not only enjoys rapping but he plays guitar and piano as well. Upon reading further I also found out that Nate donates part of his earnings he garners from his music to a local leukemia cancer fund in his hometown of Cape Cod, Massachusetts which is awesome.. Enjoy the vid.

Hardaway Smith - Bad Habits x Black Bouquet (Video)

New music from Hardaway with production from Corey G, you can also peep his latest video 'Black Bouquet' down below. Directed by SevenEightLA.



Yohanna E. - Faded Ft. K. Fresh AKA Polo Ralph and Lula (Official Video)

Don't know too much about Yohanna but you gotta respect/love a female who can both sing & spit, be sure to follow her on Twitter @EriYohanna. Shout to DetoozFilms on the camera.

Aye Bizz - Shot Caller Remix (Real N***a) Video

The homie Aye Bizz is out in NY grindin' away as usual and already he's got some new visuals for us off his latest release the Already Classic Mixtape which you can download here if you haven't already. Shout to the whole #SkyMovement and #FiveyFiveFilms.

Radamiz - The Longer Way Home (Mixtape)

New mixtape from the Brooklyn emcee Radamiz titled The Longer Way Home. That artwork is too fly.

A$AP Rocky - Wassup (Official Video)

One of my favorite cuts off Live.Love.A$AP gets the visual treatment here taking inspiration from some very popular Hollywood films, can you guess which ones? Video by VICE.

Seaan Brooks - Bonfire

My guy Seaan Brooks is getting ready to drop his full length mixtape #SubstanceAbuse February 9th, so in the meantime you can take a listen to his first single over Childish Gambino's 'Bonfire' . Enjoy.

Schoolboy Q - Hands On The Wheel Ft. A$AP Rocky (Official Video)

These guys need to just fuck around and make a full length project together, I think everybody would agree. Schoolboy Q's Habits & Contradictions is available now!

Radamiz - Green Tea With Theo X (Video)

New visuals from the homie Radamiz off his upcoming mixtape The Longer Way Home, which will be available for download January 22nd so don't sleep! Production by H. illa

Rockie Fresh - How We Do Ft. King Louie (Official Video)

Dope vid. Rockie's Driving 88 project is due out January 23rd.

Blue Sky Black Death & Nacho Picasso - Naked Lunch (Official Video)

And just like that we got visuals already for track 4 off the album. Lord Of The Fly

Blue Sky Black Death & Nacho Picasso - Lord Of The Fly (Album)

What better way to kick off your weekend then with some new Nacho and Blue Sky Black Death? Lord Of The Fly will serve as their follow up album to last years For The Glory. Enjoy.

Something every iPhone user should have

Are you afraid to pull out your phone in the rain? Or are you one of those people who (like myself) have had a near phone-in-toilet experience? Well the company Liquipel has created a special Nano coating which basically creates an invisible coating both inside and out to prevent any water damage to your device.

Peep this article by the Los Angeles Times on Liquipel for more info and a short demo of what exactly it does.

Tabi Bonney - Beautiful Lover Ft. Terri Walker (Official Video)

Tabi's The Summer Years album is available now on iTunes go cop that!

Ski Beatz - Illegal Ft. Freddie Gibbs x Ray Cash - Work Ft. Freddie Gibbs

Up above are the visuals for the Gangsta Gibbs assisted track off Ski Beatz' 24 Hour Karate School Pt. 2 which is available now.
Down below you can find another Freddie Gibbs feature this time with fellow Midwest native Ray Cash. Yes that Ray Cash. Ray's Don King mixtape is available now for anybody interested.

Stalley - The Night Ft. Rashad (Official Video)

Yet another set of visuals from Stalley off his prokect Lincoln Way Nights: Intelligent Trunk Music which is available now. Nice to see this guy finally getting some shine.

Stevie Crooks live at The Common Ground (Video)

Here's some footage from Stevie's set at The Common Ground the other night. Can somebody bring this guy to Tacoma?

Trae Tha Truth - I'm On Ft. MDMA, Lupe Fiasco, Big Boi, Wale, & Wiz Khalifa (Official Video)

Random lineup but dope track nonetheless. Enjoy.

Dice - Escape Ft. Kwalified & Pro

Love this song! New shit from Dice joined by two Hawaiian locals Kwalified & Pro.

Want a pair of tix to the Miss Casey Carter Awards?

All you gotta do is tweet the following phrase. Winner will be selected this weekend!
I want to go to the #MCCAWARDS @NWSTATEOFMIND

Common - Stay Schemin' (Drake diss)

Well this was surprising... Common goes in on Drake over Rick Ross' Stay Schemin'. I wouldn't really consider this a rap beef but it's gonna be interesting to see how this unfolds. Drizzy response?

Justis (of Quarter After) - Q&A (Prod. Marcus D)

The homie Justis just dropped his latest visual offering off the G Between Us album from himself and partner Marcus D, the Red Bull Big Tune victor of 2009. G Between Us is available now. Shot and directed by Stries Casallo.

1000 High Fives!

Hope the guys washed their hands after all that.

Brother Ali - Writer's Block (Prod. Jake One)

This shit right here? I'm just gonna let the music speak for itself. Any argument that Brother Ali is one of the most underrated artists out there? Didn't think so. Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color coming soon.

BAPE x Sunpocket Sunglasses

Bape's been cranking out the collabs like crazy lately, the latest being a collaboration with Sunpocket. Wish they would have gone with the camo print on the glasses themselves but still dope nonetheless. These are available now.

Thr33zy McFly - Talking In Cod3z (EP)

To kick off the new year right Thr33zy McFly of Language Artz has blessed the world with a four-track EP titled Talking In Cod3z. Tracklist and download link below.
[DOWNLOAD] Thr33zy McFly - Talking In Cod3z (EP)