Category Archives: Hip-Hop

Happy 4th – Something For Everybody

Happy 4th America! To celebrate I’ve laid out some tracks for every type of music.  Drink Up and remember that stone hard bitch who made our flag and the courageous men who fought for our independence.

Bass: MonstaR – Steal The Rainbow

Dubstep: Excision & Downlink – Heavy Artillery (Skism Remix)

Dub Pistols – I’m In Love (Foamo Remix)

Electro/House: Genairo Nevilla – Al “Liv” N (Original Mix)

Rap: Chiddy Bang – Mind Your Manners

Mashup: Kap Slap + 3LAU – Turbulent Rock Anthem

New Sounds: SwagSounds

My hip-hop/rap posts have become quite non-existant.  That’s not to say I am completely done with it. I listen to the genres all the time. But my boy has just started up his new blog that features a tone of new rap/hip-hop as well as a good amount of electronic music. The site is  Check them out when you have a chance.  Here’s my favorite song from the newest XV mixtape Zero Heroes prod. by Seven entitled Pictures On My Wall.

XV – Pictures On My Wall (Prod. Seven)   

Big Sean ft. Chris Brown – My Last

Probably my favorite rapper at the time, here’s another leak off of Big Sean’s Finally Famous.  Can’t wait for the album to drop.

Big Sean ft. Chris Brown – My Last [audio]

New Hip-Hop: Kenton Dunson

In November 2009, multi-instrumentalist and lyricist Kenton Dunson began renting rooms at various hotels in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. with the intention of utilizing them as recording retreats. This process sustained throughout the entire winter and moved the artist to resign from a primary career to pursue the release of the 13-song project created over that span entitled “The Kenton Dunson Progressions”.

His new release Rolling Stone offers up some melody and swag in one.

Kenton Dunson – Rolling Stone ft. Garret Anderson [audio]

Hip-Hop Dose: Tinie Tempah, Matt Easton, KAM Royal

Here’s a collection of beats I’ve rounded up this week. I’ve been off the hip-hop game as of late but all these are pretty catchy tunes that have some good lyrics too. Tinie Tempah is making a huge mark in the US and one of the best out of the country rappers we’ve seen in a while.  This song is a little lighter than we’re used to seeing from him, but the verses and lyrics are still really solid.  My favorite beat is the Matt Easton beat with the guitar and high pitched synth.  He has some witty stuff going on with his lyrics too, excited to see what comes out of this guy. KAM Royal reminds me a little bit of XV when his older things were coming out.  And of course after I here anything over one of my favorite beats Coastin’, I’m bound to put it up, 90’s Finest kills the whole song while also adding a deep bass synth in the background.

Matt Easton – Live Life
Tinie Tempah – So Addicted ft. Bei Maejor
KAM Royal – Dude (Prod. Felix Beats)
90’s Finest – Coastin
Huey Mack ft. Alex Kornfield – Closing (prod. by Brenton Duvall)

Timeflies – Never Grow Up

Timeflies is a multi-faceted music duo featuring DJ/Producer Rob Resnick and vocalist Cal. They are based in Boston, but the guys are originally from New Jersey and New York. Using select elements of pop, hip-hop, electro, dubstep, and rock, Timeflies has escaped genre limitations. The duo plays shows across the country and is currently working on new tracks in the studio.

This is like the old Vitamin C Graduation song except on crack.

Timeflies – Never Grow Up (ft. Loggy and Mike Stud) [audio]


Hip-Hop: Olu ft. Blue Scholars, Tayyib Ali – SUMMER JAMS

School is officially done tomorrow and off kicks summertime. Finally get to cruise back home and spend some good times in LA. I ran into some brand new tunes that give that summer vibe off. Some Olu ft. Blue Scholars and Tayyib Ali. Tayyib just released his mixtape Keystone State of Mind.

Olu ft. Blue Scholars – Big Bank Dank [audio]

Tayyib Ali ft. Dave Patten – Live On the Road [audio]


I won’t take too long on this one, mostly because it has no new songs going on it and my next post is ten times the intensity and music as this one.  Yet, if you like playing the mashups and want to hear a good remix done by No Big Deal, then check these songs out.  If you’re going to make a mashup may as well put Weezy over Flux Pavilion, can’t complain. Happy Friday

Slaptop – Gold Dust [audio]

Chris Brown – Look at me Now ft. Busta Rhymes & Lil Wayne (No Big Deal Remix) [audio]

Warren G ft. Snoop Dog – Regulate (The Polish Ambassador Remix) [audio]


You might have thought we have been sleeping on our rap/hip hop game. Well here is a wrap up of what we have missed out on for the past couple of weeks. Expect more to come with weekly updates on thefreshnew.

Rick Ross has been killing it with wale and meek milli. Maybach music has established themselves with G.O.O.D. music and YMCMB. Pandemonium is the hottest track out in rap right now.

You might not have heard of XV, but the rapper from Kansas came out with possibly the best mixtape of the year. DO NOT SLEEP ON XV. That’s Just Me

XV – That’s Just Me (Prod. D.Swiff) [audio]

Tyga from YMCMB has been holding it down for the west coast. His new mixtape blackthoughts Vol.2 shows his improvements from just a few months ago. The mixtape features colabs with Game, Pharrell, and Lloyd. Here is We Up

Tyga – We Up [audio]

-Benny C

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