Video: Phonte "Dance In the Reign"
New video from Phonte off the best album that came out last year. Enjoy. #newtigallo
Download: Pardon the Stranger "Snow Is Gone"
This is my shit right now. I swear when I heard this a couple of nights ago I played it almost 40 times (maybe more, ‘cause I passed out, woke up and kept listening). Enjoy the duo from New Jersey. You’re welcome. Snow is Gone by PardonTheStranger
MBS Blutopia Podcast #11: Ladies First
Sup yall? This is the first installment of the Blutopia Podcast for this New Year in conjunction with Bon Bon Vie. This will be my goal for every week of this year to have new music etc. for you to keep you guys locked in. Whether it’s a mixtape, video or documentary we are dedicated to keeping you guys tuned in. Enjoy. 1.Intro 2.”Afro Blue”-Erykah Badu & Robert Glasper...
MBS presents "We Love Donuts" (Dilla Dedication...
sup yall? Mo’ Betta Soul returns for the new year with We Love Donuts, a Dilla dedicated show with free frickin’ donuts. We will have Dilla music and performances by Analog aka Preach Jacobs & Dose (if you haven’t downloaded the new singler “Baptized” click HERE). It will also be an intro to the Analog documentary “Liner Notes” as we will preview the...
Download: Analog (Preach Jacobs & Dose) "Baptized"...
Happy New Year yall! What better way to start the year than new music? Peep new single by ANALOG. Enjoy.
Download: Yelawolf "Throw It Up" feat. Gangsta Boo...
I’m calling it now: This is going to be the biggest album of 2011 (and first half of 2012). Check out the joint with Yeala, Gangsta Boo & Eminem (as he goes postal on this joint). You’re welcome. Biggups to Supahot Beats on the track. Yelawolf - Throw It Up ft. Gangsta Boo & Eminem by Mo’ Betta Soul Magazine
Download: Analog "Float"
New stuff from Sounds Familiar Records. Check out the first release off the Analog (Preach Jacobs & Dose) project “Float”. Enjoy. Analog (Preach Jacobs & Dose)-“Float” by Sounds Familiar Records
Review: 9th Wonder "The Wonder Years"
It’s been a decade since Little Brother came onto the scene and producer 9th Wonder immediately became a production star. The ability to make boom-bap production and get commercial critical acclaim was a feat that hasn’t been met since hip-hop’s glory years of people like his counterparts DJ Premier, Pete Rock and more. Now, heading his own label Jamla records and more...
Download: Collette “Orange Moon” (Jah Freedom...
This is a little treat from the release of Collette’s Coco By Request Deluxe Edition coming out digitally 11.08.11. This is the Jah-Freedom (King Jah-Free Joffre) Remix and it’s quite filthymcnasty. We’re going to have it for a download for a limited time so enjoy while you can. Cheers. Collette-Orange Moon (Jah-Freedom RMX) by Sounds Familiar Records
Tokyo Rising: A Documentary on 3/11
I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated the mobettasoul.com site but a brutha been goin’ thru it with life and fam (and happened to get my ass in the studio a lil’ too). anyways, check out this docu about the 3/11 tragedy in japan with none other than pharrell. dope shit. entire docu in vimeo format below. enjoy.
Video: Common "Blue Sky"
I’m glad to hear Com back on track. After the UMC album and don’t let me even start with Just Wright movie debacle. This is a step in the right direction. Video below. Enjoy.
Review: Phonte "Charity Starts At Home"
When Little Brother came onto the scene almost ten years ago, two things were obvious: 9th Wonder had the potential to be one of the most influential producers in modern hip-hop and Phonte was an absolute star. Phonte had the uncanny ability to master the art of being a voice for the every man while being one of the cleverest wordsmiths making it seem so effortless. Years followed and Little...
Download: The Roots "Make My" feat. Big K.R.I.T
The Roots put out the first single from their new song “Make My” feat. Big K.R.I.T. Dope shit. Enjoy. The Roots. - Make My (Feat. Big K.R.I.T.) by Mo’ Betta Soul Magazine
Jay-Z x Gangstarr "American Gangstarr" by DJ...
This is one of the dopest remix projects for American Gangster I’ve heard…this is amazing. Don’t say I never gave you nuttin. Download American Gangstarr Jay-Z x Gangstarr- Ignorant Shit + Mass Appeal by Mo’ Betta Soul Magazine
Audio: The Golden Pyramids "My Love Is For You"
Been meaning to put this record up for a minute (my bad Will) but a brotha’s been goin’ through it. I digress. Check the audio for the latest single from the group with the greatest band title I’ve heard in a while (wish I thought of it first) the The Golden Pyramids. Peep the audio out for their first single and download it from iTUNES. Who said black rock don’t exist?...
Nikkiya "Speakher" Download & Interview
There’s some people that can sing, and then there’s people that can saiing. Columbia/Atlanta based artist Nikkiya is of the latter group gracing vocals for artists from Yelawolf to Tech N9ne. Now, she’s ready with her solo project Speakher, a smorgasbord of her influences of soul, gospel, funk, rock and all else in between. She takes a break from her busy schedule to have a few...
Cola-Con Limited Edition Poster by DRE of PIENSA:...
Eclipz "Whole Army" feat. Dan Johns & Fat Rat Da...
call me a little biased but i love sc hip hop music. so, it was an honor to be apart of the whole army video shoot featuring some of the best and brightest of the hip-hop scene in the palmetto state. check it out here and the official video comes out aug. 22nd. enjoy.
Akshun "Shooters Revenge EP" (Download)
the big homie akshun (another mc from my native land of south coca) released his latest ep shooters revenge for zee free. check out the dope ass cover (yours truly took the pic). DOWNLOAD ‘SHOOTERS REVENGE EP’ HERE. Akshun - Louder (Prod by Cap) by Mo’ Betta Soul
Analog (Preach Jacobs x Dose) "Today" feat. Fayth...
this is the first sneak peak from the group analog (preach jacobs x dose). if you haven’t peeped the greatest never by dose you need to do that nowish. don’t know if this will be on the final project but we decided to leak it. you’re welcome. “Today”-Analog feat. Fayth Hope by Sounds Familiar Records
Rapsody: Thank H.E.R. Now Mixtape Download
Jamla recording artist Rapsody gives you another reason to enjoy the summer as she releases the Thank H.E.R.Now mixtape featuring the likes of Phonte, Jean Grae, Raekwon and more. Not to mention production by 9th Wonder, Nottz and Amp. The fact that this project is a give away and not for sale on iTUNES only lets me know that any official release will be sick. Download it here. You’re...
Preach Jacobs & Katrah-Quey "Go Back" VIDEO
okay, the video was premiered at the fight the power series w/ 9th wonder this past friday (which was AWESOME) and i thought about delaying the video for a bit. but after the feedback i feel i should post it up now. sometimes being impulsive is great. please retweet and share!!! enoy. Preach Jacobs - “Go Back” [Explicit] from Whispering Statues on Vimeo.
Beyonce + Andre 3000 (prod. by Kanye West)...
say what you want about mr. carter’s wife stealing people’s performances (i’m not gonna even touch that) the girl can sing her ass off. and the fact that andre 3000 is on the record makes me feel comfy about posting it in MBS. have to be a lil’ careful with this record since it may get taken down. enjoy while you can. you’re welcome. B + 3000 - Party by Mo’...
MBS presents Fight the Power: Hip Hip Film Series...
9th wonder is one of my favorite producers. but after hanging with him he became one of my favorite people (click here). so, it’s an honor to bring him to my city for the fight the power: hip hop film series in columbia, sc. the event will show the movie ‘beyond beats & rhymes’ (i didn’t know that 9th just finished his movie or else i would’ve opted to have that...
Dezaray Dawn "Sail Away" Download (prod. by Marc...
dezaray dawn follows up her chameleon ep by going across the pond and working with 4hero mastermind marc mac for the deep ep. the result is progression from her debut showing different ranges, subject matter and stepping away from broken-beat to explore different realms of soul/house/electro. love the single? cop the entire ep from her bandcamp page. Dezaray Dawn “Sail Away”...
Akshun "Louder" Download
south carolina based emcee akshun returns with the first single from his album shooters revenge called “louder” (produced by cap making a classic by Mountain “Long Red” sample sound so fresh). dope, dope record. you’re welcome. Akshun - Louder (Prod by Cap) by Mo’ Betta Soul
Benny Sings "Dreams" (Audio)/ "Big Brown Eyes"...
i love benny sings. it’s been a while since i’ve updated mo’ betta soul (but a brother’s been busy). hailing from the netherlands and adding another fantastic album to his discography titled ART, the new single “dreams” is disco-house-dopeness that sings does so well. haven’t heard of him? check out some of his older stuff (i recommend...
Look At Me Series: Bon Bon Vie
T-shirts can be a canvas for your body. When they are done the right way, they can be billboards for how you feel. Someone that has mastered that art is 27-year-old entrepreneur Shari Neal of Bon Bon Vie, a t-shirt company in which Neal designs and operates the business all her lonesome (not to mention she’s helping co-produce the newest MBS podcast coming soon). Enjoy. MBS: Tell us who...
elzhi is one of the dopest emcees out there, period. hailing from detroit we’ve been waiting for an official album release from him for a while. even though his homage to nas’ classic illmatic isn’t an official album release, when he sounds this good it’s hard to be angry. download it from MBS. enjoy. Download: Elzhi-“Elmatic”
Junk Science feat. Homeboy Sandman "You Could Have...
anything with homeboy sandman on it, i’m gonna peep it. this is for the old school video gamers. enjoy. Junk Science-You Could Have That (feat. Homeboy Sandman) by Mo’ Betta Soul
MBS Tour 2011: Tour Dates
Okay, yall here we go. Mo’ Betta Soul magazine with Sounds Familiar Records teams up with the 5$ Bill to put together the MBS Tour featuring Preach Jacobs, Fayth Hope, Open Mike Night, Likquid Stylez and more (some dates some artists ain’t on all of em, but no worries. We’re all fam). Here’s some dates. More are being added. 05/29/11 BB Kings w/ Likwuid Stylez / Slick...
Collette-"Orange Moon" (Download)
I’m glad that I keep good company. Collette is a gifted singer/songwriter/producer that now resides in New York but before that she roamed my city of Columbia, SC. I’m excited to hear her new project CoCo By Request and you can enjoy the “Orange Moon” cover. Erykah would be so proud. You’re welcome. Collette - “Orange Moon” by Mo’ Betta Soul
Zo! & Phonte "Return of the Mack" (Download)
thank the lawd for phonte helping me get through some tough times. hilarious shit. enjoy. Zo! & Phonte “Return of the Mack” by Mo’ Betta Soul
Firing Squad-M.O.P Interview (Billy Danze)
Portions originally written for Free-Times by Preach Jacobs New York hip-hop music from the early to mid ’90s displayed some of the rawest music the culture has ever seen, capturing the essence of life on the Big Apple’s mean streets. During days when the dirtier the beat, the better, artists like Wu-Tang Clan, Black Moon and Gang Starr made their careers by relating to the people in the streets....
OFWGKTA: Frank Ocean-Nostalgia, Ultra Mixtape...
Love em or hate em, OFWGKTA is taking the everyone by storm. It’s great to hear the younger generation doing some new shit (I’m talking like I’m an old far and not even 30 yet, but I digress). Enjoy the new mixtape by member Frank Ocean by DOWNLOADING HERE (courtesy of Dat Piff). Peacers.
Welcome to Blutopia by Dre & Preach Jacobs
Check an installment of Welcome to Blutopia with me (Preach) as the main character and illustrated by Dre of PIENSA: Art Company. Enjoy.
Jesse Boykins III-"B4 The Night Is Thru" Download
New Jesse Boykins III + the artwork has some titties. Done and done! Enjoy. Jesse Boykins III-B4 TheNight Is Thru by Mo’ Betta Soul
Pharoahe Monch "W.A.R." Review
If you find someone that claims they can find ten rappers (dead or alive) doper than Pharoahe Monch, you are talking to a liar. One of the most consistent wordsmiths in the game for over 20-years (yea, that long) Monch comes out with his latest effort W.A.R. an album filled with tons of apocalyptic themes and production that sounds like an action movie filled with explosions. The album begins...
Pusha-T 'Fear of God' (Mixtape) Download
UGGGGH! not much else needs to be said. one half of the clipse is working on a new album. to hold you over is his new mixtape Fear of God. download it here. peep the track ‘touch it’ feat. kanye below. enjoy. Pusha-Touch It feat. Kanye West by Mo’ Betta Soul
Tyler The Creator 'Yonkers' (Video)
this is what rebellious hip-hop is supposed to be like. random. hard. not giving a good goddamn. for the record if you hear the diss line to B.o.B he gives a really dope response. peep it here. and also check out our interview we had with B.o.B a while back here.
Big K.R.I.T 'Return of 4eva' (Mixtape) Download
my favorite emcee out right now. period. this dude is the future (you don’t hear random ass claims like that from me….if you know me, but dammit this mixtape makes me a believer). download the entire mixtape here. Big K.R.I.T- American Rapstar by Mo’ Betta Soul
Blutopia Podcast #10: Cohiba Music (Download)
Sup yall? There’s nothing better than having a weekend to chill out, drink some coffee and smoke some good ole cigars. Point being this is what motivated me to put this new podcast together. I know it’s been a while, but it’s here now. You’re welcome. 01.Keep It Movin’- [D]/Dose feat. OliverDaySoul 02.Shiny Suit Man Theory-Jay Electronica feat. Jay-Z 03.Still...
[D]/Dose ‘The Greatest Never’ (Sampler) Download
Producer [D}/Dose presents The Greatest Never coming out this month on Sounds Familiar Records. The producer/songwriter has features like Baatin from Slum Village, Muhsinah, Guilty Simpson, Buff1 and more. Check out the sampler done by DJ Manipulator. Album coming March 22nd. Enjoy. “The Greatest Never” Sampler by [D]/Dose Mixed by DJ Manipulator by Sounds Familiar Records
Mos Def "World Premiere" (LIVE) Download
It’s awesome to hear some new Mos music. He performed this live for The Daily Habit on Fuel TV. The record is produced by Madlib. Enjoy. Mos-Def-“World-Premiere” (LIVE) by Mo’ Betta Soul
Radiohead "The King of Limbs" Review
What can you say about Radiohead? Probably the last great band over the past twenty plus years, the British troupe are still finding new ways to be revolutionary in how they manage and go about selling their music. In a time when artists go apeshit about people stealing their music, Radiohead tells the audience to pay what they like. The generous gesture didn’t leave them without praise...
The Notorious BIG & Midi Marc 'Machine Gun Funk'...
March 9, 1997 will forever be on the mind of any hip-hop alive long enough to remember. Pac and Biggie dying for our generation was our Lennon getting shot or our Hendrix dying before his time. In celebration of the life of Christopher Wallace I want to let you guys check out my boy’s Midi Marc remix Biggie project. DOWNLOAD HERE
Pharoahe Monch "Black Hand Side" (feat. Styles P &...
I’ve must have been hiding under a frickin’ rock to not know that Pharoahe Monch was putting out a new album. Well, I can’t complain. Check out the audio for his latest effort (biggups to the Morpheus Soul Show for hipping me to this). Pharoahe Monch “Black Hand Side” feat. Styles P & Phonte’ by duckdown
Lupe Fiasco-"Lasers" Review
In my humble opinion i believe Lupe is one of the most gifted lyricist to emerge in hip-hop in the past decade or so. His debut Food & Liquor and the extremely solid follow-up The Cool, it was only a matter of time before he was going to be considered one of the most consistent emcees in recent years. But label issues ensue and the ‘Lasers’ project seemed to get the...
Fayth Hope-"Truly Deeply Madly" (Bus Crates...
Sounds Familiar Recording artist Fayth Hope has a new remix for her single “Truly Deeply Madly” (check out the original here). Check out the remix now. Enjoy. Fayth Hope-Truly Deeply Madly (Bus Crates 16-Ensemble RMX) by Sounds Familiar Records
MBS presents Mo' Betta Soul (Asheville, NC)
Mo’ Betta Soul returns to Asheville, NC on March 25th at Firestorm Cafe. It’ll feature Lyric Jones, The Golden Pyramids, Sounds Familiar artist DayClean and Preach Jacobs and visual artist Joshua Spiceland. Peep the flier and enjoy.