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OnCue – Let Loose

Posted: August 27, 2010 by nosebleed2 in good video
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Here at The Nosebleed Section we CANNOT WAIT for the full-length release of OnCue’s Cuey Sings The Blues which drops September 7th. In our opinion, OnCue has earned his spot as one of the best emerging MC’s in the game, thanks to a combination of great samples and witty lyrics. We’ve featured him three times before – first for “Crashing Down” and “Friends,” next for “Inhale Exhale (VKNG Remix), then for “Breathe Me.” Today, we add another killer track to the list – “Let Loose.” Featuring a sample of Feist’s “One, Two, Three, Four,” Cuey teams up with Nickelus F and Theo Martins for a masterful collaboration. Cuey kills his verse which is highlighted by his combination of confidence and humour – lyrics include  “never been cocky but i still know i’m the shit though” and the funny line “don’t bring your girlfriend around me homie I might motorboat her.” It’s Cuey letting loose, and it’s fun to listen to – we couldn’t enjoy it more. Check it out/download below! Spread the word – and remember, you heard it hear first.

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iSH is a rapper we’ve been following since his May release of mixtape “The Name is iSH” (If you missed it, click here). Well now iSH is taking the success of that first release to fuel his upcoming album entitled “The First Impression” and down below you can find the video for the album’s first single – Priceless. It’s a new look for iSH, a mostly pop song sounding like something off the radio in summer – but skip to the 2:17 mark and you’ll find the same hard rhymer  as featured on “The Name is iSH.” This upcomer is electrifying and you gotta love his smile – wait, is this kid actually having fun WHILE creating a career in the music business? The video is fitting for such a feel good track, filmed in the Cayman Islands and directed by Grandson & Son.

First off, we just want to apologize for our lack of musical deliveries lately. As school is headed back into session, the boys of the NBS are currently roughing it up in preseason, so bear with us for the next week or so. Now that that’s out of the way, how bout some music? We featured upcomer The Illz back in mid-July with his release of Amnesia, Forget it All as well as his wonderfully calming/chilling video Dreams of Life & Beth. Now The Illz is back with the complete release of his video/mixtape “In Between Video Series.” The music is very smooth, yet thick – filled with passionate tales, which are envisioned by his incredible video releases. With the music and videos morphing together, we get to see The Illz turn hip-hop into a comprehensive medium of artistic expression. Check out the entire mixtape on his Bandcamp page for easy and free download. Down below I’ve included one of my favorite tracks/videos from the compilation, “Ode to New York.”

Following the ways of fellow-Rhymesayer Brother Ali, Atmosphere has released a new track as they embark on the upcoming “All My Friends” tour. Atmosphere will be joined on stage by DJ Rare Groove, Blueprint and NBS favorite’s Budo & Grieves, so if you’re in the area, this is not a show to miss. Unfortunately for us in Philadelphia, the show stays mostly on the West Coast. However, the track and official tour dates can be viewed in the video below.

Remember Hoodie Allen? His last single “You Are Not A Robot” was one of the first songs we featured on this site – and one of our absolute favorite tracks of the summer. Lucky for you, we’ve got more from Hoodie. Much, much more. Primarily, featured below, we have Hoodie’s latest single “Words Of Wisdom.” Using the hit making recipe of one-part-dope-sample (Two Door Cinema Club’s “Undercover Martyn”) and one-part-killer-verse (featuring a Landon Donovan reference!) Hoodie and producer RJF team up for an absolute must have track. It’s got a laid back feel to it, yet the delivery of the lines is spot on – they demand the attention they deserve. To coincide with the release of this dope single, The Nosebleed Section was granted an exclusive interview with the emerging talent. Press play down below, check out what Hoodie has to say and get excited for his upcoming September album “Pep Rally.” We’re expecting big things!

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The NBS: Hoodie Allen. First off, welcome to the Nosebleeds! Hoodie: i like the view from here.

The NBS: Describe your sound in three words.  Hoodie: tasty jams son.

The NBS: And the name Hoodie Allen – where’d that come from? Hoodie: i think initially it was just being hip hop’s equivalent of woody allen…but now it feels like it means more…

The NBS: How so?  Hoodie: well, now that i’ve really crafted my sound and finally found the type of music and message i want to make, hoodie allen has become something to represent me rather than an homage to another figure.

The NBS: An evolution of sorts – what’s that message you’ve arrived at? Hoodie: the theme that seems to emerge most for me is individuality, and i like to stress it through witty lines and fun stories…i mean sometimes its just all about rapping for fun but i think it is important to stand for something.

The NBS: Howd you get started as an MC? Hoodie: ive been writing lyrics since i was very young, probably about 10 years old so it developed out of that, i grew up loving blackstar and outkast and it made me want to try rapping so i started at 15 recording stuff.

The NBS: Your two latest singles – “You Are Not A Robot” and “Words Of Wisdom” – feature indie samples and beats produced by RJF. Who is this mysterious producer? Hoodie: haha he is not that mysterious but he is seriously dope. RJF is RJ Ferguson, my very close friend from school and incredibly talented producer.

The NBS: Agreed. How has the reception to the two RJF + Hoodie singles featured below been? Hoodie: unlike anything i ever anticipated. neither of us expected it to be this well received or get to this many ears. so once it happened, we knew we had to take it seriously and got to werkkkkk.

The NBS: Work that we’ll hear on the September release “Pep Rally?Hoodie: Precisely.

The NBS: Give us a little preview of what we might hear on “Pep Rally” –  and will it be free? Hoodie: i think the two songs youve heard so far are a good representation of the sound but we got some more upbeat tracks. i’ve never been as proud of a project. and yes it will be freeeeeeeeee!

The NBS: How can we as listeners help promote the tunes? Hoodie: sign up for hype machine (here) and heart the shit out of my tracks (here and here)! and then ill give you all a virtual hi five!

The NBS: Cheers Hoodie. Our first interview for the Nosebleed Section! We’ve got a new favorite artist. Hoodie: woo! that’s awesome.

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Listen to/download the new Hoodie Allen single “Words of Wisdom” here:

And, if you haven’t already, listen/download “You Are Not a Robot” here:

The ILLZ is authentic. When playing any of his tracks, you can visualize him using his music as a therapeutic method of releasing his thoughts, pains and emotions. Sure, he may not produce the catchy, party songs that we all love… but only the most talented rhymers can make a hip-hop ballad like “Dreams of Life & Beth.” Check out his new video below and really listen to what this man has to say.

At first, I figured this track was too indie to post on an all hip-hop blog, but after today’s release of the music video, I couldn’t refuse. For this FREE promotional track, Converse has brought together Best Coast’s lead singer Bethany Cosentino, Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, and the hip-hop/indie crossover sensation Kid Cudi. The result is a very soothing, carefree track that is sure to excite even the slightest fan of indie music. Also, be sure to check out the video, with a Chiddy Bang-esque usage of large heads and creativity galore.

All Summer – Kid Cudi, Rostam Batmanglij, Bethany Cosentino

As hip-hop fans living around Philadelphia, we heard about Chiddy Bang when they were just getting started. From the nosebleeds to the iTunes charts and their worldwide tour, it has been a pleasure watching these two succeed – a model of how funky beats, fresh lyrics, and internet hype can get just about anyone heard and seen nowadays.  When you listen to their music one thing is clear, Chiddy Bang are here to stay. The self-described “kings of the basement party” have a debut album coming out August 24th which we’ll feature here, but for now catch a glimpse at where music is taking the pair today.

Wale – Workin’

Posted: July 11, 2010 by nosebleed1 in good music, good video
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If you’re checking this blog, you probably already know Wale: the new kid out of D.C. who is slowly making his way up in the rap game. Well, prepare yourself for some new Wale music expected out on August 3 – this new mixtape is called “More About Nothing” to go along with his previous effort “The Mixtape About Nothing.” And yes, it’s better than that makes it sound. In the meantime, Wale dropped off a new track, “Workin'” that really gets the juices pumping, but is not going to be on the upcoming mixtape. Listen+download the track below and be sure to check out the video preview as well.

Wale – Workin’

The true test of any rapper is the freestyle, a time-honored tradition of mental agility. This being said, the rapper we spotlight here, Grip Grand out of San Francisco, has studied and practiced his hip-hop game to the point he makes the test look easy. With confident verses in the following video of him freestyling over the Clipse song Popular Demand, Grip Grand demands attention – including his humorous boast that hes “eatin’ up rappers like pac-man done ate dots.” That said, besides the initial appreciation, freestyles lose their appeal with repetition. However, the nice thing about discovering an MC late in their career is the immediate access and quantity of past releases available – and with Grand, there is no drop in the quality. Among others is his song “Poppin’ Pockets,” a hip-hop gem which you can listen to below. Between the freestyle and the more laid back single, it is clear – Grip Grands nickname of “Mr. Versatiliy” couldn’t be more fitting. Enjoy.