Electro | B.Dolla – Headhunter

Posted by on July 8, 2013

bdolla headhunter

B.Dolla has always been a favorite in my books because of his “do-what-I-like” attitude. Herbie Hancock made a prolific impact on Dolla’s career and who he his musically, so he decided to take some of that passion and re-work it in to his music. Never mind that the young EDM fans of today probably don’t know the 1960s-age jazz pianist, Dolla thought, I’ll do what I want to do.

“Headhunter” is probably the exact opposite of what you’d expect out of an original track sampling Herbie Hancock. Hard hitting and trap infused, B.Dolla’s newest offering is most definitely one to be bumped at summer gatherings and a song that I can see thousands of fans wildin’ out to at a festival or two.

Last, slightly off-topic, but the album art for “Headhunter” is pretty stunning. That’s a great element to have going for you when submitting music. The art is the first thing bloggers see, and when it’s done professionally I’ll assume the music is just as professional!

Trap | DMX – Ruff Ryders Anthem (B.Dolla Remix)

Posted by on January 30, 2013


After getting the nod of approval from Swizz Beatz on his remix of Ruff Ryders’ “Down Bottom”, B.Dolla decided it only made sense to take on another classic track produced by Swizz. One of DMX’s most recognizable songs, “Ruff Ryders Anthem” is a staple for 90’s hip hop. I remember I used to bump this song heavy back in middle school. Already an energy packed song, B.Dolla kicks it up a few BPMs to take the song over the edge. Grab the free download below.

Free Download: DMX – Ruff Ryders Anthem (B.Dolla Remix)

Trap | Justin Timberlake – Cry Me a River (B.Dolla Remix)

Posted by on September 11, 2012

Not going to lie, Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River” is one of my guilty pleasures, so when I was sent an email with “Cry Me A River” trap remix, I knew I was already going to be posting it. Even with that said, I gave it listen and confirmed my suspicions, this track had to go up right away. I’m not the biggest fan of Trap yet but it is slowly winning me over and this remix is one of the reasons why. This remix is absolutely steller. B.Dolla has been greatly influenced by Timbaland and this is his homage to him and Justin. The remix also contains a sample from The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter.” Grab the free download below.


Hip-Hop | XV – Hoop Dreams, Lupe Fiasco – Carrera Lu

Posted by on September 15, 2011

Holy NBA wordplay.  The Squarian King just keeps pouring them out. I’m starting to lose count, what is this like 5 tracks in 10 days? If you’re a basketball fan, you’re going to love this new cut from XV.  Personally I’m a huge fan of sports inspired hip-hop songs and this is one of the best I’ve heard.  Wale & J. Cole are two of my favorites for making athletic references, but XV holds his own on this one produced for anyone who ever had dreams of being a pro baller.  A tight beat, a short Biggie sample, and ridiculously clever basketball wordplay sums up this track. Follow our boy on Twitter.

Download: XV – Hoop Dreams (Prod. by B. Dolla) (Very Freshhh)

Here’s an older bonus track from Lupe’s debut album, Food & Liquor, as Monday will mark the 5th year anniversary of the release.  I apologize for the sub par quality, I’ll work on getting you guys a CDQ.

Download: Lupe Fiasco – Carrera Lu


While we’re on the topic of sports inspired hip-hop tracks, here’s one i’ve been high on lately that some of you may have missed.  Wale released this track, “Varsity Blues” on his recent mixtape, The Eleven One Eleven Theory, and just like the ’99 football flick, revolves around football.

Download: Wale – Varsity Blues (Freshhh)