New Mixtape from Consequence, G.O.O.D. Music and Nah Right

Today hip-hop artist Consequence unleashes a new mixtape, Movies On Demand, via his website itsthecons.com. Movies On Demand co-stars some of the most respected artists in the game: Kanye West, Common, Q-Tip, P. Diddy, Kid Cudi, Styles P, Maino, Spree Wilson, The Lox, John Legend, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, and Rick Ross. Asher Roth jumps on the single “Childish Games”, and the video shot by Rik Cordero will premiere in the coming weeks.

This is just a taste of what’s to come as Consequence is currently in the studio working on his highly anticipated album Cons TV. Executive produced by Q-Tip and Kanye West, it is set for release in 2010 on G.O.O.D. Music / Motown Universal.

Download Movies on Demand Mixtape Here [zip file]

“Childish Games ft. Asher Roth” – Single [Purchase on iTunes]

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Noisettes Remixed by Mick Boogie and Terry Urban

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Mick Boogie and Terry Urban Present WILD YOUNG HEARTBREAKERS: The Noisettes Remixed. Download zip file here. The project involves new beats made from Kanye’s 808s and Heartbreak, meticulously mashed into songs from UK hitmakers Noisettes. Remixers include Esso, 6th Sense, Apple Juice Kid and more.

Tracklisting after the jump. Thanks to Okayplayer for the link!

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Giant Step Resident 49: J. Cole, Big Sean, Fresh Daily & Jesse Boykins III

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Lately, some new artists have hit the interwebs who are down right addictive and, if all goes well, they will be giving fans the shakes on a massive level. J. Cole’s “A Dollar and A Dream II” affixes graceful metaphors about the throes of quarter-life insecurity to a generous piano melody that makes a clean break from the ever-ubiquitous synth-hop. Jay-Z scooped the North Carolina MC as the first signee to his newly-formed Roc Nation imprint; a move that makes sense since Cole has the same low-key cleverness that has rendered Hov a mega-bajillionaire. He’s young so his mixtape The Warm Up has the requisite knuckle-headed sneaker and swagger rhymes. But the clean production has the classic brooding sensibility of jazz-sampled hip hop from Slum Village and Little Brother. Tracks like “I Get Up” and “Losing My Balance” are that good good.

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SXSW 2009: Kanye West, Common, Erykah Badu, Devo, Red Riders, Big Boi and More

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Kanye West at the Levi’s/Fader Fort © Seher Sikandar

SXSW 2009: Kanye West, Common, Erykah Badu, Devo, Red Riders, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Big Boi, Janelle Monáe, Chin Chin, Beach House, Solange, Kid Cudi

Austin’s South By Southwest Festival is four days of new bands eking out a following and amplifying their buzz while established acts assert their influence or grasp at a comeback. Giant Step’s Resident Mawuse Ziegbe took in as much of the long lines, late nights and musical highs as she could. Here’s her review of a weekend of sounds in the South.

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John Forte’s ”Homecoming” ft Talib Kweli & Kanye West: Free MP3 Download

8944John Forte is home! After serving half of his 14-yr sentence for possession with intent and conspiracy to distribute cocaine, he was granted an official Presidential pardon and returned home on December 22, 2008.  After 7 long years away from his family, friends and the rest of the world, John was eager to start embracing life again – on his first night home from prison, he was already back in the studio recording. Talib Kweli joined him by contributing to a reworked Kanye beat, “Homecoming”.

Download the MP3 Here.

The song “Homecoming” and the videos are just the beginning for John, who has solidified a bi-weekly column in The Daily Beast. Of course he has an album in the works, but besides the writing and the music, he’s also working with at-risk youth organizations such as “In Arms’ Reach,” a community-based arts, counseling and mentoring program for the children of incarcerated parents.