Are Pure – Pay Your Child Support (Mixtape), The Shout Out (.mp3) & DownSide Up (Feat. Ced Hughes) (.mp3)

I hate calling compact discs & .zip/.rar/.torrent files with 12 to 20 songs on/in them “mixtapes” when they deserve to be called “albums”– especially when they don’t contain a DJ yelling after each track or annoying airhorn noises for the first 15 seconds of each song. Either way, the following download from Hartford, CT rap … Read moreAre Pure – Pay Your Child Support (Mixtape), The Shout Out (.mp3) & DownSide Up (Feat. Ced Hughes) (.mp3)

Mash-Up Monday #3: Usher vs. Keyboard Cat – Play Him Off, In This Club (Video) & ABX – Billie “Wildcat” Jean (.mp3)

The Hood Internet (ABX & DJ STV SLV), Chicago, Illinois based DJs, producers and masher-uppers have been making really cool mash-ups for the last 3 years (at the least.) Their website is located on the internet at http://thehoodinternet.com.The song in the video is a mash of Usher‘s “Love In This Club” over the music of … Read moreMash-Up Monday #3: Usher vs. Keyboard Cat – Play Him Off, In This Club (Video) & ABX – Billie “Wildcat” Jean (.mp3)

Lupe Fiasco – L.A.S.E.R.S. Manifesto (Promo Video & PSA)

We want to think our own thoughts… we want love, not lies… we want knowledge, understanding and peace… we will not lose, because we are not losers… we are lasers. The Cluh is proud to beam you this message from Chicago, Illinois musician, Lupe Fiasco. Check out the website, http://wearenotlosers.com to read the message. Thanks … Read moreLupe Fiasco – L.A.S.E.R.S. Manifesto (Promo Video & PSA)

Friday Feast #1: The First Meal

The official description of the Friday Feast on The Cluh –> fill up your iPods and MP3 players with all the .mp3’s from the week (in this case, since the site’s inception) conveniently from a .zip archive plus leftover songs that didn’t make the site for your weekend adventures! HOW EXCITING. downloads: Friday Feast #1 … Read moreFriday Feast #1: The First Meal

Nickelus F. x Portishead – R.A.R.E. (Reliving A Real Experience) (Mixtape)

VA’s hometown hero, rap champion and mainstream influence, Nickelus F. (or Nick Fury sans the copyright issues) just released his anticipated album/mixtape/mash-up, R.A.R.E. (Reliving A Real Experience) that features Nick’s lyrical word-play over Bristol, UK group, Portishead‘s magnificent instrumentation and vocal work. It’s being distributed via http://onsmash.com. Need I say more? Download: Nickelus F. x … Read moreNickelus F. x Portishead – R.A.R.E. (Reliving A Real Experience) (Mixtape)

Dan Black – SYMPHONIES (video) & HYPNTZ (Notorious B.I.G. Cover) (.mp3)

Part Rihanna‘s “Umbrella” (edit: Garageband loop, Vintage Funk Kit 03 slowed down to 90bpm, also used in “Umbrella”), part Jack Nitzsche‘s sountrack from John Carpenter‘s amazing film, “Starman“, part Notiorious B.I.G., 100% awesome. The video above is for Dan Black‘s new single, SYMPHONIES from his upcoming album, ((un)). The song was originally released as a … Read moreDan Black – SYMPHONIES (video) & HYPNTZ (Notorious B.I.G. Cover) (.mp3)

Throwback Thursday #2: Herb Alpert – Rise (1979)

Herb Alpert is the man. He started A&M Records with Jerry Moss in 1962 (naming it that after they had found out Carnival Records was taken by another company.) A&M stands for “Alpert & Moss.” The A&M logo also pays homage to Alpert’s instrument of choice, the trumpet. The label houses/housed musical acts such as … Read moreThrowback Thursday #2: Herb Alpert – Rise (1979)

DSTRYD – Gummicontrol (Kenna Remix) (.mp3)

I’m too tired to write anything about this song right now. Friend of mine, Pablo Sims musically known as DSTRYD made this. Click here to visit his MySpace page… there’s a really good A Milli remix on there too. DSTRYD – Gummicontrol (Kenna Remix) – http://zshare.net/audio/61826490cfd45c53/ http://thecluh.com/mp3/DSTRYD – Gummicontrol (Kenna Remix) (thecluh.com).mp3

Clipse – I’m Good (Feat. Pharrell WIlliams) Behind The Scenes

Dumskeme Shomi should know better when it comes to DNS servers and Addon-Domiains, as videos in the Dumskeme Blog don’t play properly becasue the site is embedded in a giant frame. Frames went out of style before I hit puberty… so bring Dumskeme to the Shomillenium! Haha. Shomi was invited last weekend to LA by … Read moreClipse – I’m Good (Feat. Pharrell WIlliams) Behind The Scenes

Metal Militia – Hold Me Down & I.L.O. (.mp3s)

Metal Militia is an under–I mean, overground, hip-hop group out of Richmond, Virginia. They’re so fresh, they don’t even have a MySpace page yet. Shit, their music is so fresh that still eats, breathes and reproduces. Luckily, they bring the slaughter and kill on the mic(s) over, in opinion, murderous instrumentation. (PETA, the last two … Read moreMetal Militia – Hold Me Down & I.L.O. (.mp3s)

Clipse – Kinda Like A Big Deal (Feat. Kanye West)

Friends of The Cluh, VA’s own, Clipse have released the music video for their song “Kinda Like A Big Deal” featuring Kanye West and produced by DJ Khalil off their upcoming album “Till The Casket Drops.” It’s a good video and the song goes hizard.

Mash-Up Monday #2: Lil’ Jon and the East Side Boyz – Throw It Up (Lankizzle Remix) (Feat. Young Buck & Pastor Troy) (.mp3)

I’ve had this song lingering in my iTunes for years. I have no clue where I found it except that it was labeled as “Lankizzle Remix” and a Google search for Lankizzle comes up with a few, songs, from a mixtape titled Lankizzle Presents Video Game Remixes V2 that contained rap acapellas over beats that … Read moreMash-Up Monday #2: Lil’ Jon and the East Side Boyz – Throw It Up (Lankizzle Remix) (Feat. Young Buck & Pastor Troy) (.mp3)

Bill Rutherfoord – Revelationary Artist

When first viewing William Rutherfoord‘s art you might not expect him to be from a religious background, a son of a preacher, or even “faith-obsessed.” Hell, some of his work, at first glance, may make a religious individual think it’s the work of the devil! But, of course, it’s not. According to the article/interview from … Read moreBill Rutherfoord – Revelationary Artist