2012-07-27T15:55:54-04:00 2012-08-08T23:17:18-04:00

Straight No Chase [Week 9]

Welcome back for this week's edition of Straight No Chase, your one-stop shop source for all things hip-hop here on EARMILK. This comprehensive weekly feature aims to share hip-hop based content we may have missed during the past week, while also highlighting memorable content we did cover. In addition to the recap of our best hip-hop posts, SNC also includes a Video of the Week, Project of the Week, and a brief list of recently released noteworthy projects and upcoming releases.

As any hip hop head worth their salt knows, these days music floods the blogosphere by the millisecond. Consequently, the landscape of hip-hop is forever changing. There are countless rappers, both established and up-and-coming, as well as renowned and budding producers and beatsmiths dropping their fair share of dope music for the listening masses. It is our mission to mine the interweb for both audio and visual gems, delivering them straight to you for your auditory consumption. But enough with the jaw jacking: let's cut straight to the chase.


Straight Killer, No Filler

Though people may get the impression that music bloggers and writers are freaks of nature who robotically comb the Internet for music, never missing a beat, I am here to assure you that we too are fallible humans who in the process of bringing dope music to the masses, may miss a good banger or two along the way.

This week's delivery includes a Blended Babies produced song from Detroit's Boldy James, two leaks from Closed Session Vol. 2 LP one featuring The Chef himself, Raekwon and Tanya Morgan, a track taken off of DIEMON member Russ' new album 5280, the lead single for Lucas Rivers' upcoming EP, Rolling Weekends (August 3) and a host of other dope tracks.

Without further ado, let's jump right into this past week's selection of (22) killer tracks:

Boldy James - single

Download:Boldy James - One of One

L.E.P. Bogus Boys - Dont Feed Da Killaz Vol.4 [Mixtape]

Download: L.E.P. Bogus Boys - Benjamin Franklin

Ro Blvd - Heart Pounding Panic [LP]

Download: Ro Blvd - Summer Solstice (Feat. Cali Cush)

ShowYouSuck - Girls, Girls, Girls [EP]

Download:ShowYouSuck - Girlfriend (Prod. Stefan Ponce)

SonReal - Good News [Mixtape]

Download:SonReal - I'll Be Damned

Raekwon - Closed Session Vol. 2 [LP]

Download:Raekwon - Keep It Politics (Prod. DJ Babu)

Reese - Reese Vs. The World II [LP]

Stream:Reese - Molly

Clyde Carson - STSA (Something To Speak About) [Mixtape]

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John Anthony - single

Download: John Anthony - Wait Up

Vince Staples Michael Uzowuru- Mick Boogie & HYPETRAK: Represent The Stripes [Mixtape]

Download: Mick Boogie & HYPETRAK - Lord (Prod. Michael Uzowuru)

Miles Jones - Act So Strange [EP]

Download: Miles Jones - Act So Strange (Feat. Ashleigh Semkiw and A-Jaxx)

Russ - 5280 [LP]

Download: Russ - The King

Scotty - The Jiffy Cornbread Experience [Mixtape]

Download: Scotty - My Granddaddy Car [Prod. Cry/DJ Burn One]

Nike Nando - single

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Mike WiLL Made It - Mike Will - Est. In 1989 (Part 2) [Mixtape]

Download: Mike WiLL Made It - I'm Not In Love (Feat. ScHoolBoy Q & Yung Joey) (Kendrick Lamaar Speaks)

Tanya Morgan - Closed Sessions Vol. 2 [LP]

Download:Tanya Morgan - Posted (Prod. Tony Baines)

Mikkey Halsted - Castro [Mixtape]

Download: Mikkey Halsted - Weak Mutha Fuckaz

The Black Opera - singles

Download: The Black Opera - Opera Hands (Prod. TallBlackGuy)

Download: The Black Opera - Teleport (Prod. Audible Doctor)

Lucas Rivers - Rolling Weekends [EP]

Download: Lucas Rivers - [Weekend [I] - Saturdaynight (Prod.Lucas Rivers)

N.O.R.E. - Student of The Game [LP]

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Nakim - YNWA+$ (Young N*ggas With Attitude & Money) [LP]

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On The Rocks: Weekly Recap

Here's a five track recap of some of the best hip-hop covered this week on EARMILK. Take a couple of minutes to stroll down memory lane and revisit a handful of tracks brought to you earlier in the week.

Earlier in the week we showcased Adult Swim's latest single by Flying Lotus which featured Earl Sweatshirt, Captain Murphy and Lloyd Banks' new mixtape, V6: The Gift. The latter half of the week's hip-hop coverage featured Ta-ku's second volume of his J. Dilla tribute project, 50 Days For Dilla, the second leak from Sir Michael Rocks upcoming solo album and an André 3000 assisted leak off Rick Ross' God Forgives, I Don't LP.

For those who may have been snoozing at the wheel, here's your chance to play catch up:

Download: Flying Lotus - Between Friends (Feat. Earl Sweatshirt & Captain Murphy)

Download:Lloyd Banks - Gettin' By (Feat. ScHoolboy Q)

Download: Ta-Ku - Day 38

Download: Sir Michael Rocks - Can't Hide It (Feat. Rockie Fresh)

Download: Rick Ross - Sixteen (Feat. Andre 3000)


While Motor City native Denmark Vessey is a newcomer to EARMILK that is soon to change. Known for his consistent output of dope vids, the Crown Nation emcee blessed viewers with another visual release for his brash cut "IDGAF (I Don't Give A F#@k)".

Mr. Vessey makes it quite clear that he give no fucks with abrasive rhymes claiming to be Hermain Cain with hoes on his dick and the power to slap grills and rearrange faces Daffy Duck style .With that, check out Vessey's Mario "Khalif" Butterfield and Edouard Pierre directed video below and look out for more the Detroit rapper.



Shawn Chrystopher

Lovestory. [Mixtape]



  • Self-Released
  • July 26. 2012



Despite the minor delay of his debut album, My Name Is Shawn, Inglewood-bred rapper Shawn Chrystopher came through as scheduled with a consolation project in the form of his new mixtape, Lovestory. The buzz for the project has increasingly been palpable following the release of "One of My Homies" earlier this year.

The mixtape includes features from GLC, Dom Kennedy, Kris Kasanova, Mann, Stunnaman and Phil Ade and production primarily handled by Zaire Koala and Cameron Wallace. The 15-track tape serves a fitting prelude to Shawn's debut which will be primarily produced by Timbaland. Check out Lovestory and look out for My Name Is Shawn which is due out mid-September.

Download: Shawn Chrystopher - Situation. (Feat. Dom Kennedy)

Download: Shawn Chrystopher - Lauren's Story.

Download: Shawn Chrystopher - Diamonds (Feat. Stunnaman & Phil Ade)

Other Noteworthy Projects

40Love - Dreams Don't Sleep [LP] via 40Love / 1st Sun Records
∂eƒ Sound - △nything: thee.idea.machine [LP]
keb0 - Live On Cloud 9 [EP]
Mike WiLL Made It - Est In 1989 Pt.2 [Mixtape]
REKS - REBELutionary [LP] via Gracie Productions/MIM Ent.
Russ - 5280 [LP]
Scotty - The Jiffy Cornbread Experience [Mixtape]
SonReal - Good News [Mixtape]
Ta-ku - 50 Days For Dilla Vol. 2 [Mixtape]
TNGHT (Hudson Mohawke x Lunice) - TNGHT [EP]

Upcoming Releases - July 31

Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't [LP] via Maybach Music Group/Warner Bros.

Friday Flashback 

Goodie Mob - "I Didn't Ask to Come"

Long before coming into his own alongside producer Danger Mouse as 1/2 of Gnarls Barkley, finding huge commercial/crossover success with his chart topping single "Fuck You" and becoming a judge on The VoiceCee Lo Green was an integral member in the Southern hip-hop group Goodie Mob. The Atlanta quartet made a big splash on the hip-hop scene in 1995 with their Organized Noize produced debut album, Soul Food.

Along with Outkast's Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, Soul Food helped place Atlanta's hip-hop scene on the map in the mid-90s and gave the group their first certified gold album. Taken from Soul Food, "I Didn't Ask to Come" showcases the group's collective lyrical prowess behind some sparse head nod inducing production, both elements which in large part characterized the groups first two albums. With a new album currently in the works one can only wonder what the Mob has to offer listeners in 2012 and beyond.

Download: Goodie Mob - I Didn't Ask to Come

That's all for this week's edition of Straight No Chase. Thanks for checking in and checking out our fresh selection of all things hip-hop. As always, feel free to comment on this week's tunes and/or offer up any suggestions and music and video submissions for the subsequent edition of Straight No Chase.

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Maurice Smith
8 years ago

These posts are as always absolutely amazing. I depend on you guys heavy for a lot of my music. Keep this thang going!