UNTLD is online check it out. And grab the new tape while your their.
“The king is dead, long live the king”
I guess it would be fitting to start with these words since I ended with it at BLNR. This is the start of something new, a brand new site with a fresh new team of writers. We could go on and on what you can expect but we’d rather show you, with a brand new tape fittingly titled The Introduction. So allow us to reintroduce ourselves..
Download: The Introduction
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001. Gorillaz – November Has Come feat. MF Doom
002. Little Dragon – Place To Belong
003.Cobe Obeah – Witch Doctor
004. Blue Sky Black Death & Jean Grae – Ahead Of The Game feat. Blacastan
005. Schoolboy Q – Live Again feat. Kendrick Lamar & Curt@in$
006. The Weeknd – Same Old Song
007. ::M∆DE::IN::HEIGHTS:: – Viices
008. Apollo Brown – Drinking Life
009. Childish Gambino –…
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After running this blog for over a year now, it’s time to say Arrivederci to BLNR it was fun while it lasted. BLNR was a learning progress for me not only with writing but also managing the site. I’m beyond proud of what we have accomplished here but we’ve hit the end of the road. There are certain thing we can’t achieved with BLNR, so for us to grow BLNR has to die.
You’ve probably notice the lack of updates the last couple of weeks, hell even months, well there is a reason for it. I’ve been working on a new site called UNTLD. A site that will launch sometime between this week and next week. You can expect a lot of the same content on UNTLD but with a little something extra, so I guess you can say it’s BLNR 2.0. I’ll keep BLNR online just as an archive but there won’t be any new post here. That being said thank you for following us and I hope to see you on UNTLD.com!
It’s still Sunday so technically I’m not late for this week’s Weektape right? I had a bit of trouble with this one. I had the clever idea to make a Weektape with new(ish) Rappers who are on point. But the deal with that is when is an artist new and when does that newness end? Struggled with it a bit till I thought fuck it.
The list consists of some artist who broke through between ’08’ and11 / ’12. So calling all the Rappers on the list new isn’t all that accurate but calling the Weektape New Kids On The Blog sounds awesome, so sue me.
With the recent death of MCA, the Beastie Boys legend, Aroe of MSK/Heavy Artillery has produced this amazing piece in Brighton.
Recreating the classic 1986 “Licensed to Ill” album cover as a fitting R.I.P tribute to MCA, the piece is 12ft high and 64 feet long. Details on the crumples of the plane crash show the depth to Aroe’s talent. – Mark, http://www.ukstreetart.co.uk
This one of the dopest things I’ve seen in a while. Rest In Peace MCA.
“Record company people are shady.” Wise words from the Abstract.
Recently I’ve read an interesting article on HipHopIsRead.com, it’s an anonymous letter from a former employee of one of the more established company in the music industry. It’s a bit of a read but it’s definitely worth it, cause if true (which wouldn’t surprise me frankly) it’s quite frightening to see how fucked up the industry is. And how far some people go for money. As the title suggest its about a secret meeting that would influence the Rap game, real cloak a dagger stuff. Not even exaggerating check out a passage from the letter :
At this point, my industry colleague who had first opened the meeting took the floor again and answered our questions. He told us that since our employers had become silent investors in this prison business, it was now in their interest to make sure that these prisons remained filled. Our job would be to help make this happen by marketing music which promotes criminal behavior, rap being the music of choice. He assured us that this would be a great situation for us because rap music was becoming an increasingly profitable market for our companies, and as employee, we’d also be able to buy personal stocks in these prisons. Immediately, silence came over the room. You could have heard a pin drop. I remember looking around to make sure I wasn’t dreaming and saw half of the people with dropped jaws. My daze was interrupted when someone shouted, “Is this a f****** joke?”
Check the full article on HHIR
We about the bring the ruckus with this week’s Weektape. With a selection of New and Old bangers that will hype you up. That being said there is a slight change you will get a Whiplash, so be warned Bee. Lets get it started.
Sean Price – Boom Bye Yeah
Show – My Bad ft. Fat Joe & Party Arty
Big L – Devil’s Son
Gangstarr – Who Got Gunz? ft. Fat Joe & M.O.P
Common – The Game
Nas – Nasty
Apollo Brown – The Real Detroit (The Left)
Notorious B.I.G. – Gimme The Loot
Ghostface Killah – Run ft. Jadakiss
Raekwon – House Of Flying Daggers ft. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, Method Man & GZA
Slaughterhouse – Cuckoo
Heltah Skeltah – The Art Of Disrespekinazation
Sean Price – Onion Head
Guilty Simpson – Run ft. Black Milk & Sean Price
Apollo Brown – Desperation
Wu-Tang – Protect Ya Neck
Pharoahe Monche – Assassins ft. Jean Grae & Royce da 5’9″
D.I.T.C. – Da Enemy
Black Mon – Six Feet Deep
Cappadonna – Milk This Cow
Freeway & Jake One – Know What I Mean
Nine – No Part a Me
Reef The Lost Cauze – Give it Up
El Da Sensai – Crowd Pleasa
Hell Razah & Blue Sky Black Death – Project Prophecy ft. Ill Bill & Sabac Red
Mobb Deep – Give Up The Goods ft. Big Noyd
We always have discussions of which thing is better than the other, Maccie D. vs BK, Marvel vs DC and so on and so on. So I though let me get in on that. Today we have 2 very fine videos that has been circling the web the last few days, with model Kate Upton doing her best Cat daddy dance and models Melanie Iglesias & Lisa Ramos “battling”her by doing the same dance. That shit blew up faster than a car in a car chase in a Michael Bay movie, which is not really a strange thing if you see the clips. Now you might have no idea what a Cat daddy is, you can compare it to the Dougie and if you don’t know what that is, though luck and just check the video’s. Read More…