Monday, February 28, 2011

Willow Smith's New Single-"21st Century Girl'

So girls of all ages were 'Whipping thier hair back and forth', when Willow Smith released her first single. Now Willow releases her second single and she is scheduled to perform this cut on Oprah tomorrow. May want to DVR or Tivo this for the kiddies.

Raekwon–"Rich & Black" featuring Nas

Raekwon's Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang is set to drop March 8th and as the album date nears, the leaks seem to hit the 'net. This new leak off of the album is, "Rick and Black" and it features Nas. Now this joint goes hard with the lyrics and the beat. Shout out to Sean C and LV on the production.

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"Welcome Home Prodigy" Free Mixtape

Prodigy of Mobb Deep will be released from jail next week after serving 3 years for a gun possession charge. To welcome P back home, Peter Rosenberg of Hot97 released his, "Welcome Home Prodigy" Mixtape and you can grab it (here).

Friday, February 25, 2011


Grab this now and thank ST later. Somehow we came across this limited FREE download of Ziggy Marley's, "A Fire Burns For Freedom". You can grab this limited Amazon download (here).

BamaLoveSoul and SuperFriends Present Anthony David: The Sound of Love

ST informed you about Anthony David's forthcoming album, As Above So Below, which is set to drop March 11th, but in the meantime ST found a great pacifier until the album release. Our peeps over at BamaLoveSoul put together an awesome mixtape to get fans over the hump until the album release. This is a FREE download and you want to grab while you can (here). Also you can grab AD's The SetUp (here). 

Disrespectful Anti-Abortion Billboard Comes Down in SoHo

Talk about disrespectful, A New York billboard that focused exclusively on African-American abortion rates is being taken down after the public response and concerns for public safety. The billboard was erected by group opposed to abortions, but the disrespect comes in a 'genocide' form of a statement and the concentration on African-Americans. The cute girl and her mother, didn't know anything about her image being used for such a disrespectful poster. The ad was suppose to run in the SoHo section of Manhattan for three weeks, but was taken down last night and barely lasted a couple of days. Read more (here). 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tiffany Paige Is Doing Her Own Thing-"such:a:challenge"

Tiffany Paige is releasing her solo career after paying her dues is past collabos with John RobinsonTalib Kweli, MF DOOM, J Rawls, and Zo! just to name a few. Tiffany just leak a joint from her stash to start her solo career, "such:a:chanllenge" and she's giving it to you for FREE. our download. Give it a listen and grab ySong was produced by ID 4 Windz and Ty Macklin.

Rapper Tru Life Facing Jail Time

Promising rapper Tru Life once signed with Jay Z, is now facing prison time. The Lower East Rapper, whose birth name is Robert Rosado pleaded guilty to manslaughter and now faces eight years in prison. Read complete story (here).

'Melo Finish Knicks Debut Game with 27 Points and 10 Rebs

What a welcome New York City gave Carmelo Anthony in his Knicks debut game. Carmelo dropped 27 points, 11 which came in the last quarter in the Knicks win over the Milwaukee Bucks

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Buju Banton Wins Grammy Now Facing Life In Prison

Last week Buju Banton won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album for Before The Dawn, but earlier today we found out that he is facing life behind bars after being found guilty today on three federal counts involving cocaine. As more info comes out about the Buju Banton situation, lets remember what the word "conspiracy" really means. Conspiracy is a secret agreement by two or more persons to commit a crime or any other unlawful act. Was Buju really conspiring or was he just 'BSing' to play the part? Well that's what he claims. Found a great sum up of Buju's situation on MissInfo's site (here). Below is Buju's "Driver A" video below. Only thing I'm going to say, this is music and entertainment. ST wishes Buju and his family well as he is the father of 15.

The Foreign Exchange - "Authenticity" (Official music video)

AuthenticityThe Foreign Exchange dropped a visual for their album title single, Authenticity. Now I will say, that this particular track was not a favorite of mines on the album, but the album itself stays in heavy rotation and is worth every penny I paid for the pre-order. However, this video may have me listening to this track a little different now, as director Matthew Cherry gives this video a theatrical feel. Grab this album if you haven't and trust me when I say, this album will stay in your musical rotation.

Buju Banton Guilty on Three Cocaine Related Counts

The saga continues for Reggae super star Buju Banton as a 12 member Tampa jury found the reggae star guilty on three counts of cocaine related charges. Read more (here).

Two Tracks from Jadakiss Forthcoming Mixtape-"I Love You"

JadaKiss just released some tracks from his I Love You A: A Dedication to My Fans Mixtape which is dropping soon, but ST was able to grab these two tracks from his website, while we wait on the Mixtape.

Lil Bruh (download here)

I Miss You (download here)

Doug Williams Returns to Grambling State as Head Football Coach

Former Washington Redskins Super Bowl winning quarterback, Doug Williams is returning to Grambling State University to coach the football team for a second time. Williams signed a four-year contract and will replace Rod Broadway, who resigned earlier this month to become the head coach at North Carolina A&T. Williams who coached his alma mater from 1998-2003 after succeeding legendary coach Eddie Robinson, took his team to three straight South Western Athletic Conference titles. This go around, Doug Williams will coach his son D.J., who is also a quarterback and signed with Grambling this year. ST wishes Doug Williams much success this second go around as Grambling's Head Football Coach. Also grab Doug Williams book, Quarterback: Shattering the NFL Myth on sale for less than a $1 (here).

Monday, February 21, 2011

Carmelo Anthony Got His New York State of Mind Wish

"In New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of." Sources are confirming that Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups are now New York Knicks. Read more (here). 

Swizz Beatz Presents-"Top Down" featuring Nas

Swizz drops this week's Monster Mondays and its a mastered version of "Top Down" featuring Nas. Give this a listen and grab your FREE download (here).

And1 Mixtape Player Troy Jackson aka Escalade Dies

Street basketball legend, Escalade aka Troy Jackson died in his sleep last night. Jackson was a featured player on the And1Mixtape Tour. Many people didn't know this, but Escalade was the younger brother of Mark Jackson. Jackson played his college ball in Selma, Alabama  at Wallace Community College and finished up his college basketball career at Louisville.

Erykah Badu- "Gone Baby, Don't Be Long"

Now I'm kind of late with this one, as this Erykah Badu video, "Gone Baby, Don't Be Long" has been out for about a week now. Like any other Badu video, this video also gives the viewer a visual ride into the song.  Shouts out to Flying Lotus on the direction of the video. Great work. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

New 50 Cent–"When I Come Back"

50 Recently leak some stuff to the net and ST got its hands on this track, "When I Come Back". This track takes 50 fans back to a time when Fif' was on fire in the hood with the mixtapes. This is official heat.Also check out ST's last post with Fif's R&B artist, Governor (here). 

Friday, February 18, 2011

Chicago Charter School Sends Entire Senior Class to College

Urban Prep Academy  is the nation's first all-male public charter high school and its located in Chicago. The school has done what many said couldn't be done and they've done it twice. For the second straight year in a row, the entire graduating senior class has been accepted at four-year colleges. The senior class consist of  104 young men who are all college bound. Congratulations to these young men, their parents, and of course the staff at their school. The collaborative effort speaks volumes.

Raekwon – Rock N Roll f. Ghostface Killah, Jim Jones & Kobe (prod. DJ Khalil)

The Chef Raekwon drops his Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang next month on the 8th and if you can't wait, then you pre-order on iTunes. Until then, we got the mastered version of a crew cut Rae calls, "Rock N Roll", and it features Ghostface, Jim Jones, and Kobe on the chorus. Now this is a treat, so enjoy. Track produced by DJ Khalil.

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Cee-Lo Green– "Robot Sex"

Here's a Cee-Lo Green track that was left around from The Lady Killer album. Rumor has it this track didn't make the album, but the internet Gods provided a way, so ST is giving it to you. The track is called, "Robot Sex" and its the Cee-Lo Green that we've come to enjoy as an artist. Give it a listen.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Lupe Fiasco's- H.A.M. Freestyle

Lupe did an interview on Tim Westwood's BBC radio radio show and during the interview, he took some bars to Kanye and Jay Z's  H.A.M. track for a freestyle. If you're a person who loves lyrics, then give this a listen. Lupe is always good for a freestyle.

Ryan Leslie Premieres New Track “Maybachs and Diamonds” During DC Performance

Ryan Leslie premiered his song, "Maybachs and Diamonds" at Club Love in DC recently. The track from this cut was suppose to be for Rick Ross however, Rick never used it, so Ryan used it for himself. Give it a listen, this song is pretty good and it is probably a blessing in disguise since that it wasn't used by Ricky Rozay. 

J. Period Gives Us-"The Ghetto" featuring Black Thought, Rakim, and John Legend

I'm sure by now ST followers are hip to John Legend and The Roots Grammy winning album Wake Up!, but J. Period released the Wake Up! Radio Mixtape and if you haven't gotten it yet, then grab your FREE download of the Mixtape (here). Below is a remake of Rakim's classic cut, "The Ghetto", which is on the mixtape and it features Rakim, Black Thought, and John Legend. Give it a listen and grab your download (here).