Here’s one more leak for ya’ll for 2011. Our brotha Mario is dropping a new mix tape very soon “Truth Be Told” hosted by your L.A. Leakers! Here’s something for you to rock with while you’re bringing in 2012! B-MORE let’s turn it up!!!!

Download: Mario – The Motto #TruthBeTold Remix

2011 will be known as the year of planking, the year when people turned in their BlackBerry in for an iPhone (RIP Steve Jobs), the year we lost musical greats Amy Winehouse and Heavy D and the year when Jay-Z and Beyonce produced an heir to the throne. 2011 also marked a great year in music.

Since everyone is doing a top-something-of-2011 post, I thought it would only be right and put our two cents in and give you the eleven albums/mixtapes that I vibed with in twenty eleven. Some of the projects you may be surprised with and some you may already have on your list but whatever the cause is check what I found post-worthy after the jump.

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Stevie Crooks drops the first official video for “Gem Star” off his 2011 release, VLNS NVR DIE. If you don’t have the album in your iTunes yet, cop it here.

Video produced by BLKGLD.

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Big Sean gives MTV News an update on the upcoming GOOD Music compilation album, which is almost finished. He also talks about his upcoming mixtape F.F.O.E. (Finally Famous Over Everything) and sophomore album.

“We’re gonna do the G.O.O.D. Music album first; we been working on that. So, me, Kanye, Cudi, CyHi, John Legend, Common, Pusha T, everybody on G.O.O.D., Mr Hudson: We’re all working on a new project; it’s almost done. We’re going to London to finish it up and do the last part of it and working on my album at the same time with ‘Ye and everybody.”

Hip hop photographer Jonathan Mannion interviews Meek Mill for Reebok Classics. I f*cks wit Meek.

Fuck Da City Up drops January 1st. Directed by Motion Family.

“Record label on this chain. Right hand on the bible, watch the flow catch flame.”

Still playing a little catch up and I will be the whole week. MMG’s Rick Ross and Meek Mill go in over the intro track (and one of my favorite songs) off Watch The Throne.

Download: Rick Ross & Meek Mill – No Church In The Wild (Freestyle)



Video: Wax – Need

“I’m aware I’m a puppet of another man’s greed but I don’t care, I’m in love with all this shit I really need.”

Ain’t it the truth? I can totally relate to Wax‘s latest video for “Need” found on Eviction Notice. Disclaimer: the video might make you want to head to your local market and buy a bunch of stuff that you really really don’t need.

Directed by Andrew Kurchinski.

I can’t believe I missed this event! Definitely chose the wrong night to stay at home. I know I’m late in posting it. Six days to be exact. And?

Soaring West Coast artists Kendrick Lamar (who helped launch the adidas Originals 2011 boot collection), Dom Kennedy, YG and Casey Veggies recently shut down Los Angeles for the adidas Original & MMXLII present RESPECT THE WEST showcase. Hosted in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, RESPECT THE WEST catered a unique, live-music experience to over 400 industry tastemakers and influencers, which coincided with the famed sneaker convention, Sneaker Con.

Along with exciting performances from all four rising artists and a DJ set by DJ Drewbyrd, RESPECT THE WEST was complete with an open bar, delicious food trucks, fun photo booths and of course amazing adidas Original giveaways.

Adidas always throws legit events.


Audio: Chase N. Cashe – Bamboo

Take a smoke break with Chase N. Cashe on his latest leak, “Bamboo.” The Heir Up There, presented by DJ Drama, drops soon.

Produced by The University.

Download: Chase N. Cashe – Bamboo