Video: Kid Cudi, Timbaland, Young Money, Trey Songz

The third single from Cudi's debut Man on The Moon: The End of Day, and one of my favorite tracks from the album, Pursuit of Happiness. With guest appearances from Drake and Consequence, the bottle popping, champagne spilling video is befitting, with the Cudder twist at the end, of course.

The second video for Timbaland's Shock Value II album, Say Something featuring Drake.

The Real World themed video for the second single, Bed Rock, to the We Are Young Money album.


New Album News: Corinne Bailey Rae & Sade

British soul singer Corinne Bailey Rae is due to release her sophomore effort, The Sea, February 1st, 2010. The album deals with, among other things, the untimely death of her husband Jason Rae. Check out the rumored track listing and her performance of the first single, I'd Do It All Again.
  1. Are You Here
  2. I'd Do It All Again
  3. Feels Like The First Time
  4. The Blackest Lily
  5. Closer
  6. Love's On Its Way
  7. I Would Like To Call It Beauty
  8. Paris Nights/New York Mornings
  9. Paper Dolls
  10. Diving For Hearts
  11. The Sea
It's hard to believe my heart's an open door, you got all you came for baby...

The title single to Sade's new album Soldier of Love (due worldwide February 8th) dropped on the group's website this week.

I'm in the front line, of this battle of mine, but I'm still alive...

Download Soldier of Love | ** Alternative Link **

Letter to my heart

Dear heart,

I’ve misled you, over and again,

Too many times did I give you away…too easily…

And too many times did I get you back, battered and bruised…

Hurt and longing for the real thing.

A real love that brings joy instead of pain,

A love that’s honest, instead of deceitful,


Video: Idle Warship

Here's the very colorful, eye-catching, potentially headache causing video for Idle Warship's Bedroom Lites off the mixtape Party Robot.



GIVEAWAY: The Jaspects @ SOBs

WIN tickets to see The Jaspects at SOBs in NYC, Saturday December 19th, 2009!

One of my first Hidden Treasure posts was on this funky, experimental six piece jazz group from Atlanta. Celebrating the release of their album The Polka Dotted Stripe with help from host, Eric Roberson, and opening acts, Lydia Caesar and Jon Bibbs. Just a heads up, this event is 21+!

Be a lucky winner of a pair of tickets by emailing your name to lvsxmusic@gmail.com. The winner will be chosen at random, and notified by email Wednesday, December 15th.

Not feeling lucky? Purchase tickets to the show for $10 HERE. It will be the best $10 you've spent all year!

Check out some tracks from their album below.


Jaspects @ SOBs NYC [12.19.09] hosted by Eric Roberson from Jaspects Music on Vimeo.

XXL's Class of '09: The Final

The XXL Hip Hop Freshmen Class of 2009

As I head into the last weeks of the school semester with studying for finals (aka Fuck I Never Actually Learned Shit) and all, I figured I'd flip the script and give out some grades of my own. XXL raked through the myriad of new rap acts on the blogosphere, rating the top hip hop artists of 2009 and enrolling them in their freshmen class. It's been a year since, so I offer an assessment of these ten pupils.

Top of the Class:


This kid from Cleveland is undoubtedly the valedictorian of the class, and who'd a thunk it? His debut Man On the Moon: The End of Day peaked at #4 on the Billboard Charts, pushing over 104,000 units. He's already talking about his sophomore effort, tentatively titled Cudder, a collaboration album with whispers of features with Kings of Leon, Robin Thicke, The Clipse, The Killers, Snoop Dogg and more.

Featured on Hov's Blueprint 3, on tour with Lady Gaga, and in the run for THREE Grammy's (Day N Nite - Best Rap Solo Performance
& Best Rap Song, Make Her Say - Best Rap Performance By A Duo or Group), life is so G.O.O.D for the Kanye West mentee.


Capping him as the salutatorian of this class, the DC representative and Interscope Records signee recently released his solid debut, Attention:Deficit, selling around 28,000 copies in the first week, all while touring with Jay-Z, and serving as the house band with UCB for the MTV VMAs this past September. While he has a way to go, he's doing way more than Chillin' by any stretch of the imagination.