Danny Brown – “HEAD” (from the album Hot Soup)

From the newest Detroit classic, Hot Soup, Notion tha Bartender/Nic Notion has spliced together a video for Danny Brown’s ode to a lady that obviously has all his attention. This song was produced by Quelle.

This one is dope. The visual… my girl has the same kind of “charm” on me too. If you don’t have that Hot Soup album – which was primarily produced by recent feature Nick Speed – then you need to stay tuned, because I will have a link for the album on a full-fledged feature on Danny later this week. This is a promise. You will learn a lot about Detroit’s late answer to Ice Cube – word ’em up!

Illest Party Scenes I’ve Seen Ever

Caught this courtesy of 2dopeboyz.com, if you aren’t hip. Get familiar, as the cliche goes.


De La Soul, Mos Def and Nas on the same stage – that’s a wonderful site.

ROFL @ Will.I.Am freestyling over Damon Albarn. I mean, I didn’t understand what Damon was doing, but c’mon… Damon’s top 3 songs are better than anything Will will ever create and I like Will.I.Am. Funny stuff…

Black Milk – “Give The Drummer Sum” video update

Apparently, someone hacked the Music Videocast leak, because it has made its way to YouTube. It’s viral, y’all! Fat Beats still cannot contain it.

The quality has been diminished. It is obvious that the visuals are supposed to be scintillating, but they’re fuzzy now. I would say this may have an effect on Black Milk’s brand, but I may be jumping the gun. Let me know what you think.

We found this over at the Fader blog:

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Shouts out to my man Tate of Gorilla Funk Mob, who is the middle drummer in the video. He gets like no solo shots. I see you though, bro’!


I found a much better version over on House Shoes’ blog!

All right, at least the viewer can enjoy it now. If you love Tronic, then make sure you tell all your folks about it! This is Black’s breakout record!

Quick Profiling Spot: Nick Speed

I love it when I come across random videos of work by friends of mine. Nick Speed didn’t send this to me. I don’t even know if he knows that this video exists. He probably does, but I digress.

I am going to get more information about this beat battle that Nick was a contestant. It looks like he may have won this joint.

But let me say this here first, NICK SPEED IS THE BEATMAKER FROM DETROIT TO WATCH. Seriously, I respect all those producing tunes from Detroit and its surrounding areas, but no one really has the range of Nick Speed. Nick eats, breathes and sleeps music, plus he’s charmingly geeky. You can hear it in the swing in his tracks. You can sense it in the selection of samples that he uses.
Follow the blog hype if you want, but you’ll find yourself left empty for that sheer raw musical innovation that you’ve come to expect from our humbly desolate metropolis. Seriously, I’ll just let you check out Hot Soup. I can give you a track-by-track analysis on why Nick is a better beatmaker than you. Test me. I’m not saying he’s the best, but he’s better than you (me included). BOOM.

I’ll be back with more info… and another notable profile in a bit.


Nic Notion just forwarded me this video edit below that he did with a Nick Speed track.

another EDIT:
wiki-wiki Nick Speed… know the ledge.