Electro | Pretty Lights feat. Talib Kweli – Around The Block

Posted by on April 15, 2013


Derek Vincent Smith aka Pretty Lights has been quiet on the release front lately, but only because he is getting set to release his 4th artist album “A Color Map of the Sun” on July 2nd. One of the hardest working and most generous guys in the industry, he has made a name for himself with a stunning live show and a compliment of free downloads that always puts all of his music directly into the hands of his fans free of charge.

His unique blend of funk, soul, electro, and hip hop has made him a favorite of fans across genres. Tonight, free of charge of course, he released the first single off of the album “Around the Block”, featuring Talib Kweli. The track has the gritty soul that you expect from a PL track and mixed with Talib Kweli’s smooth bars, it is an outstanding first look at what we can expect July 2nd. You can pre-order the album now in physical copy on his website in packages of other merchandise, which costs money, but if there is anyone who you should pick up the CD from, it would be Pretty Lights. If your finances are not in order, then in true Pretty Light fashion, it will be available for free download on release day. After the jump, check out the teaser for the full documentary of the making of the album.

Free Download: Pretty Lights feat. Talib Kweli – Around The Block


Hip-Hop, Videos | DeStorm ft. Talib Kweli – Finally Free [Video]

Posted by on December 9, 2011

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I recently came across an unknown hip-hop artist by the name of DeStorm and was pleasantly surprised. It appears he has a strong enough following to land a feature from Talib Kweli on this track, despite the fact he’s been laying below my radar.  From what I’ve heard so far, he appears to be a very candid artist with a dynamic delivery.  He maintains that underground form with his music, staying very down to earth and resisting the temptation to sell out what he believes in most; the music.

DOWNLOAD: DeStorm ft. Talib Kweli – Finally Free || Purchase on iTunes

STREAM ONLY: DeStorm – Love A B*tch

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P.S. No confirmation yet, but I believe DeStorm’s got a song/video coming out with the Epic Mealtime Baconator.

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Hip-Hop, Rap | Black Star – You Already Knew

Posted by on November 25, 2011

Mos Def & Talib Kweli (commonly known as Black Star, for the few that don’t know) have dropped their second track off their upcoming mixtape, Aretha. The mixtape is titled to pay homage to the great Aretha Franklin, whom Mos Def & Talib Kweli have credited to influence their illustrious careers.

You Already Knew – Black Star

I’ve also attached one of my favorite tracks from Black Star below. For those of you who haven’t listened to Mos Def & Talib Kweli you’ll appreciate this one.

Definition – Black Star


Events | Talib Kweli – Cold Rain (Gutter Rainbows Album)

Posted by on November 22, 2011

If you’re in Denver for Thanksgiving Eve (Wednesday night) then you need to be raging the best bar night of the year at Beta. White Wednesday at Beta featuring Talib Kweli, and all his lyrical genius, is going to be out of control. Make sure to check out the Talib Kweli track and get tickets for this Wednesday before they sell out here.

Hip-Hop, Videos | Tayyib Ali Summer Tour Footage (Video)

Posted by on September 14, 2011

While Tayyib Ali had a busy summer on the road, Jon Kilmer was behind the camera capturing nearly every moment of it.  From New York to Philly, to Massachusetts, to Boulder, Tayyib showed fans just what he’s all about.  I was fortunate to catch up with Tay down in Plymouth, MA where he had the crowd moving like a veteran.  Still only 19, this young Philly gun is poised for success and with new material just around the corner, expect more big things to come from Ali.

In other news, Statik Selektah released the track list for his upcoming album, where Tayyib will make an appearance along with Mac Miller, Bun B, Talib Kweli, Joel Ortiz, Big K.R.I.T., XV, and several other notable artists.

Recent Features from Tayyib:

Download: Hoodie Allen – Can’t Hold Me Down ft. Tayyib Ali

Download: Rockie Fresh – Living Remix ft. Casey Veggies & Tayyib Ali

Download: Rockie Fresh – They Don’t Understand Why (Remix) ft. Tayyib Ali

Hip-Hop | Mac Miller ft. Talib Kweli, Kid Ink ft. Mann | Hip-Hop

Posted by on June 20, 2011

A few weeks ago we introduced you to IOU, above are visuals to their cleverly motown sampled track, Mountains. Be sure to show them some love on facebook and on their blog. Below is a new track from the homie Mac Miller, with a big feature from Talib Kweli.

DOWNLOAD: Mac Miller ft. Talib Kweli – Family First

I’ve been digging these Kid Ink tracks lately, there is great production on it and the feature from Mann only solidifies the song even more. If you’re looking for some mainstream, radio hip-hop be sure to check this one out.
DOWNLOAD: Kid Ink ft. Mann – Live It Up

Hip-Hop | H.A.M (Travis Barker Remix), & Wiz Khalifa | Hip-Hop

Posted by on February 9, 2011

This song is off Travis Barker’s up coming mixtape, Let the Drummer Get Wicked. The drums that Travis added really give this song the aggressive feel that just wasn’t there in the original version. Below is some new material from two of my favorite freshman rappers, Wiz and CyHi Da Prynce. Check it out.

DOWNLOAD: Kanye West & Jay-Z – H.A.M (Travis Barker Remix)

There is an intro for this song, so skip to :20 for the actual track.

DOWNLOAD: Terrace Martin Ft. Wiz Khalifa – Go Get It

DOWNLOAD: Talib Kweli ft. CyHi Da Prync – I’m on One (Remix)

I know some of you are fans of Cam Meekins, so here is a single off his up coming mixtape, 1993.

DOWNLOAD: Cam Meekins – Livin it Up