Hip-Hop, Mixtapes | Tayyib Ali – Keystone State Of Mind 2 [Mixtape]

Posted by on March 3, 2013

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At last, we get the long-awaited second installment of Keystone State Of Mind from Philly representative, Tayyib Ali. After releasing a couple sneak peeks such as “Tomorrow” & “Like I Used To” the remaining 16 unreleased tracks are ready for our listening pleasure. Tayyib delivers another well-rounded project that contains only one feature and ton of great productions from the likes of Statik Salektah, 2Astronauts, 6ix, Teddy Roxpin & many more. Tayyib has without-a-doubt progressed as an artist since his previous release nearly 2 years ago. If you’ve been sleeping on him all this time, wake up and get familiar.



Events | Diplo’s Trap Hawk Down Tour Hits 4 Cities in 1 day

Posted by on January 5, 2013

Trendsetter and potential cousin of superman, Diplo, is about to embark on a whirlwind one day tour up the Mid-Atlantic starting in Baltimore at 6pm and ending with the start of his last show in NYC at 3:30am, hitting Philly and Atlantic City in between. January 20th is going to be a wild Sunday and if you have a helicopter, tag along for more than one show. Diplo is the ultimate showman, so these shows are something you won’t want to miss. I hope we get a picture of some girls expressing themselves in the helicopter. Tickets for each of the locations below.

Baltimore Tickets

Philadelphia Tickets

Atlantic City Tickets

New York City Tickets

Hip-Hop, Videos | Tayyib Ali – Like Dat [Music Video]

Posted by on November 30, 2012

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Many of us have been starving for a new video from young Tayyib Ali and after a year long visual hiatus.  After releasing “Like Dat”, the first single off his highly acclaimed sequel mixtape to Keystone State of Mind, a few months back, Tay teams up with FTS Creative to add a visual treatment to the reflection track.  With production coming from 52 Kings, Philly’s prince reflects on his life and career while riding smoothly on a clean set of trucks.  No release date set for #KSOM2 just yet, but I know how anxious Tay is to share his new music with us so I would presume a first quarter ’13 release.

DOWNLOAD: Tayyib Ali – Like Dat (Prod. by 52 Kings)

BONUS Track & video after the break!



Contests, Events, Featured | Win Tickets to see Mimosa in Philly @ Trocadero Theater 11/3

Posted by on November 1, 2012

Philly we have another contest for you to see Mimosa Saturday night at the Trocadero Theater. All signs point to the show going forward, so use this as an escape from the Hurricane. We are giving away two pairs of tickets so don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the unique mix of hip hop and electro beats that Mimosa brings to the table on his Future Trill tour. Enter the contest and more ticket info below. Enter the name on your driver’s license or you will not be able to pick up your tickets.


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Hip-Hop, Videos | Chuck Da Ruckus – Real Life [Music Video]

Posted by on November 1, 2012

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I’m happy to introduce the newest college athlete/rapper to the good folk of FNT.  CDR aka Chuck Da Ruckus, a seasoned football star at Brown University who adopted music his senior year of high school, has since decided to pursue the latter hobby more seriously as “Real Life” marks the first ever release from the Philadelphia native.  Ironically enough, CD-R, a common label on those shiny discs we once burned mix’s on, matches Chuck’s new alias as he launches his career in music.  Now splitting his residence between Boston and Brown, he continues to work on his debut mixtape which is expected in early Spring of ’13.  No further details on the project just yet, other than we know producer Matty Trump will be involved.

DOWNLOAD:  Chuck Da Ruckus – Real Life

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Dubstep | MitiS – Born

Posted by on September 27, 2012

Philly-based producer and classically trained pianist MitiS is rapidly establishing himself as one of the go-to sources for chill, harmonic dubstep and floaty progressive house. While he used to deal primarily in much heavier dubstep and drumstep, his knack for melody was always apparent — as is perhaps to be expected of someone with his musical background. His latest, “Born,” is a warm and dreamy confection, and the broken bassline only serves to heighten the track’s almost surreal quality. Check out his Soundcloud for more downloads.

Bonus track: MitiS – Life of Sin (Pt. 2)

Hip-Hop, Mixtapes | Ground Up – Supernatural [Mixtape]

Posted by on September 21, 2012

Ground Up have mastered the mixtape game.  I’ve lost count of how many tapes deep they are at this point.  Seven, Eight, Nine?  More importantly, the Philly trio have stayed true to their colors over the years.  In house producer Bij Lincs crafted more than 75% of the production on Supernatural, while Azar and Malakai flex their vocal chords with authentic, home grown lyrics fitting for both partying and vibing.  Along with Bij Lincs, producers Teddy Roxpin and Mike Jerz also hold production features on this project.  Here are some highlights below, but save your fingers some time and click download for the full tape.

DOWNLOAD: Ground Up – Supernatural [Mixtape]