Tuesday, July 31, 2012

@Fortune500News Fortune: Executives ‘Blown Away’ by Apple’s New Products

Fortune: Executives 'Blown Away' by Apple's New Products

Fortune has a lengthy profile of Tim Cook on tap in this week's issue, compiling reports of the CEO's performance through the first 7 months and how that has affected Apple. Mostly there's nothing new; Cook is an accessible, efficient CEO who is putting his expertise in factory production to good use. But there are a few bits of interest, including murmurs of Apple's future products.
As Fortune describes, Apple holds an annual event where it invites, according to its own criteria, the "Top 100" executives to check out the company's
upcoming roadmap.
Participants left the Top 100 energized about Apple's near-term outlook, presumably having seen Apple's next iPhone and perhaps its long-awaited television product too. One veteran executive was "blown away" by what he had seen, says someone this executive spoke to afterward. Reports another person with access to top-level Apple executives: "People came away totally comfortable with where the company is headed."
Obviously there too many unknowns to form any definitive opinions, but for those who feared that the innovation and quality would evaporate from Apple products once Jobs died, even little nebulous anecdotes like this have to be encouraging.
But there are still concerns as well. For all the positive opinions about Cook's down-to-earth leadership style, Fortune says the engineers who thrived under Jobs
are concerned that the increasingly corporate personality the company is taking on may not be for the best. For example, the growing presence of project managers and supply chain execs within the company, who are purported to be in every important meeting.
Indeed, allowing anyone to interfere with the creative-genius engineers is anathema to the Steve Jobs ethos at Apple. Sniffs one engineer: "This leads to more sharing of resources, which leads inevitably to fighting, which leads to weaselly excuses." They are normal corporate concerns, in other words, and very un-Apple-like.
But all in all, the general consensus is that Cook is still running a steady ship where employees are happy, and shareholders satisfied. But it will be the next several months of possible new products from Apple that will be the most telling. In any case, check out rest of Fortune's profile here, as it's chock full of info vital to understanding the world's biggest company.

(Info provided by Adrian Covert of Gizmodo)

@facebook Facebook Launches App Center for Android, iPhone

The Facebook app on your Android device, iPhone or iPad is about to get a lot more interesting.
Facebook has announced it is in the process of launching an App Center in the Android and Apple Stores Thursday night. It’s rolling out on three platforms: Android, iOS and Facebook.com (on the mobile web) itself.
We’ve known Facebook was working on an app center for some time; it was announced back in May. But this is its first public-facing manifestation, appearing as updates in app stores.
What this means: You’ll soon be able to customize your mobile Facebook app. Will Facebook be charging for the apps? Here’s a clue: the company explicitly doesn’t want to call it a “store,” according to ABC News.
“The App Center is launching tonight with more than 600 social apps, including Nike+ GPS, Ubisoft Ghost Recon Commander, Stitcher Radio, Draw Something, and Pinterest,” Facebook reps wrote in an email.
(Info provided by Chris Taylor of Mashable)

iPads on the menu as airport restaurateur goes hi-tech

 The firm is turning a year-and-a-half-long pilot program into a working business model complete with centralized device management and proprietary apps that allow customers to use Apple's iPad to order food, track flights, play games and surf the web. There's even a "help" button to call wait staff over to your table.

OTG CEO Rick Blatstein believes that the rollout is the largest consumer deployment of iPads in the world and is only bested by Apple itself in the Mac maker's retail outlets. 

"We're starting with seven plus thousand rolling out," Blatstein told AppleInsider in an exclusive interview. "But as we continue to roll out I expect it to be in the tens of thousands and maybe in excess of 100,000 in the coming years."

The company is currently replacing the test program's first-generation iPads with current models and so far about 400 of an expected 2,000 units have been rolled out at restaurants in New York's LaGuardia Airport. Within the next 18 months an additional 2,500 tablets will be deployed at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport while another 2,500 are slated for installation at Toronto Pearson International Airport. 

According to Blatstein, the iPad is the perfect travel companion for airport-goers as many people are already familiar with Apple's iOS. 

"They're fun, they're comfortable to work with and now with the [Retina Display], the screen quality is spectacular," the chief executive said of the iPad. "It's a natural."

OTG's system currently uses a suite of custom software to bring the "iPad experience" to the airport, including an app that works in the background to constantly update travelers with information regarding their flights. 

OTG's proprietary iPad app suite. | Source: OTG

All devices run a per-use security system that clears device history with a click of the home button, affording users protected web access to check bank accounts, Facebook profiles and other sensitive data. The network also sports a central management feature that can push out new firmware and update menu items across OTG's vast network within minutes.

Future app plans include a storefront to purchase various items like travel pillows and headphones that would be immediately available upon checkout. 

Blatstein also mentioned that his company's iPad deployment could be a boon for indie app makers, noting that OTG is on the lookout for developers to create software for its installed customer base.

"We certainly welcome indie app makers," Blatstein said, adding "everybody starts somewhere and lots of people have wonderful, wonderful ideas so we would certainly welcome them and put it in front of our customers."

The apps would indeed have a showcase as the installation is designed to put the customer directly in front of the iPad, which can be taken off a custom stand much like product displays at the Apple Store. Originally, the device was fixed in place but feedback from testers during the pilot phase found the implementation clunky.

OTG Layout
Floor layout of an OTG restaurant with deployed iPads. | Source: OTG

While the initial 7,000+ unit rollout won't be complete for over a year, Blatstein envisions a time when every seat at every OTG restaurant will have an iPad. Completing the picture will be AC outlets with USB ports to charge portable devices while customers eat and lounge. 

(Info provided by Mikey Campbell of AppleInsider)

Tyga - Make It Nasty (Alternate Version) (*Warning* Must Be 18yrs Or Older To View) [Uncut]

@FrenchMontana @worldstarvids French Montana "Coke Boys TV" Episode 12 (Amsterdam Edition)

Boobe Celebrity Birthday Bash at Stadium in DC ( Feat Paul Wall, Kevin Durant, LEP Bogus Boys + More )

HUGE OY BOYZ shout out to EVERYONE who came out to support @ONEWAYBOOBE on his birthday at Stadium Night Club in Washington DC. @onewayboobe has def left his mark in these streets of DC, be sure to download his latest Gangsta Grillz Mixtape with @DJDRAMA - BOOBE TRAP
directed by Alex Acosta

Snoop Dogg "GGN News" Season 4 EP 4 (Inside The Smokers Studio With Juicy J)

WSHH Honey - ICE

PhDs and Dropouts: Killer Mike, Kreayshawn and John Maus Talk School

While the standard aspiration in the American school system is to get a college degree, we’ve found that many of the weirdest, best artists have stayed true to outsider form, either eschewing the system altogether and dropping out, or going the opposite extreme, getting ten-plus years deep into the academy. We talked to six musicians—Killer Mike, Kreayshawn, Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, John Maus, Ekhi Lopetegi of Delorean and David Macklovitch of Chromeo—about getting schooled.
Click through for interviews and recommended reading from all six PhDs and dropouts.

Who: Killer Mike
Years of study:One
What was school like? Morehouse was scary as fuck. I get there and feel like I don’t deserve to be there, because I’m not rich. I’m smart, but in comparison to kids in public schools. I didn’t realize at that time that I’m smart in a different way that connects people who are on the other side of the street near Morehouse, and the traps and the bluff and the bottom. I walk both of those lines. After I got over the culture shock, quit my job at UPS, started slinging dirt weed and learned the system, I turned into Ferris Bueller. I was kicking it with the homies and getting decent grades.
Why did you drop out? In Atlanta, the music industry was really coming alive, but on Morehouse’s campus, not so much. I convinced myself that in order to make it, I had to show dedication to my dream. I completed a year then I opted out. I left and hit the streets with a fury. My grandmother was enraged. I don’t think she got un-angry at me until I brought her a Grammy. In hindsight, I should’ve stayed my ass in school, and I could’ve graduated and still got a deal a couple years later.
Do you ever think about going back? Yeah, I reapplied in January 2010 and got accepted back by Dean Sterling Hudson, before he retired. I was supposed to start in the summer, but I started recording Pl3dge. College is my fate, but I’ve got to stall it off a couple more years based on the fact the career is kind of poppin’. In the interim, I’ve found core classes at a Georgia-accredited school that will beef up my credits for when I transfer. Nz
Recommended Reading:
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston
The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr. by Martin Luther King Jr. and Clayborne Carson

Who: Kreayshawn
School: Berkeley Film School
Years of study: One
What was school like? I was like a year into film school, and I dropped out. It was like super intense film training shit. I learned everything from writing scripts, to cinematography, to editing, to teaching actors how to act and shit. I was doing music videos for random Oakland rappers, and then I showed some people from college admissions the videos, and they were like, Oh we want you in here. I was gonna pay to get in the school but I was broke, I couldn’t get loans. So it came down to, Y’all want me to come here, but I cant. In the end, they gave me a scholarship, and it was all good.
Why did you drop out? I did a whole year of intense training, then the rest of the years are like, Work on your own projects. I was more a music video type of person and I just got bored. I dropped out of high school and everything. I can’t be in one place too long. I go crazy.
Recommended reading:
Holes by Louis Sachar
Pimp: The Story of My Life by Iceberg Slim
The Process of Creative Thinking by Allen Newell

Who: Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast
School: Eugene Lang
Years of study: Less than one
What was school like? I went there specifically because they had a really good creative writing program, and that was what I was interested in doing. When I got there, I got really interested in non-fiction. I became obsessed with Joan Didion, and all of these other non-fiction writers and was like, Okay, this is what I actually want to do. So I was writing a lot of essays and sort of autobiographical pieces, which was just funny because the majority of the stuff I was writing was about California. And then I turned around and made that into a band, basically.
Why did you drop out? I think I just reached a point where I was waking up every single day, going to this institution and learning these things that I was like, Okay, this is stimulating. But at the same time, it was like, What am I even really doing here? And then winter came, and it was a struggle for me not only physically and mentally to be in school, but also I was just like, Oh god, I have to wake up and walk to the subway through the snow and then go to school and sit there, and it’s freezing. There were a lot of things pointing towards, I shouldn’t be here anymore.
Do you ever think about going back? I remember the school being really upset that I was going to leave because they were like, Oh, she’s one of our best students. And I was like, What?! No one ever made me feel like I was one of the best students. So everybody was like, How about we let her take a leave of absence and let her finish the classes when she gets to California? So we made this kind of crazy agreement with the school where basically they were like, Oh, um, we want to give her an opportunity to at least finish the semester or the year at home. Then I got to California, and I think I did my work for about a week, and then I just started Best Coast right away, and I was like, Fuck this, I don’t want to do this anymore. Essentially I just quit answering the emails from my professors. It was a pretty fucked up drop out process. It wasn’t just like I walked out the door and never came back. They still email me sometimes, asking, Are you ever planning on returning? And I don’t think, at this point, I really need to do that. ns
Recommended Reading:
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
The Collected Plays of Tennessee Williams by Tennessee Williams

Who: John Maus
What: PhD Candidate in Political Theory
Schools: BA California institute of the Arts, MA Art Center college of design, PhD University of Hawaii
Years of study: Thirteen-plus
How did you get interested in studying political theory? I did my undergraduate in music composition at CalArts in Valencia. I was working mainly with the American experimental tradition of music like John Cale, Christian Wolff, Morton Feldman and Arnold & Brown pieces. But it became a question for me, like, How are we possibly supposed to think about the kinds of song forms we use today? How are we supposed to think of them in constellation with something like Beethoven or Bach or Mueller or something like that? I became interested in these kinds of aesthetic theoretical questions, and then just decided that might be a better way to go forward, to grapple with those kinds of questions directly as opposed to in a music department or in a fine arts department. I started looking at these texts less in terms of what they could bring to bear on the music-making activity because, at the end of the day, they can bring nothing to bear on it. You’re just faced with the same abyss at the keyboard whether you know concert critique or not. After CalArts, I went to Art Center in Pasedena. They had a theory and criticism program there, but the drift was more towards the kind of stuff you would see in Art Forum magazine. I wasn’t so interested in that. I wanted to fucking slug through Heidegger and things like that, so I left that and went to E.G.S. in Switzerland. From there I wanted to do a PhD at the University of Hawaii.
How has your relationship with music and theory changed? Just as in music, I can only get better at speaking, at using our language by knowing other languages. I can only get better at trying to finally articulate some kind of singular thought for our situation by knowing that these other thoughts and other situations exist. Certainly there are parallels, but whether and in what way they’re ever apparent in the moment of their construction, I don’t know. I mean, there are parallels between Hegel and Beethoven, for instance, in the way that Adorno underlined. The thematic development and the dialectic—the acorn turns into the tree. I like to kid myself that the music I’m doing is for X thought. The parallel is a thought that I haven’t articulated yet. I wouldn’t claim to have succeeded in either [discipline], but in a certain sense, I do feel like I’ve done more with music than I have with the thoughts, with language.
After you finish your dissertation, do you want to teach? Yeah. That’s what I kind of planned on doing. I certainly hadn’t planned on ever being able to do anything with music!
Recommended Reading:
Dialectic of Enlightenment by Theodor Adorno & Max Horkheimer
Being Singular Plural by Jean-Luc Nancy
The Infinite Conversation by Maurice Blanchot

Who: Ekhi Lopetegi of Delorean
What: PhD in Philosophy
Where: University of Barcelona
Years of study: eleven-plus
Do you have your PhD, or are you currently working on it? I started my PhD about three years ago. Right when I started, the record Subiza came out, so I decided to stop studying for a year in order to tour. In September of this year, when we finish touring the record, I’ll matriculate again at the University of Barcelona to continue my PhD studies. I’ve studied philosophy since I was 18 years old, and it’s what I want to continue [doing]. I’m now 27. I wanted to get my PhD because when I did my licenciatura, which I think is comparable to a masters in the US, I realized that I was truly interested in philosophy and that four years of study was completely inadequate in order to reach a decent level of philosophy. So I had it very clear that, after I’d finished graduating from my licenciatura, I would continue deepening my studies, because there hadn’t been sufficient time.
Is there a conversation between music and philosophy for you? Well, at first glance, the band and my studies have always been very separate, but that’s also because it’s not like my bandmates are really interested in philosophy. But lately, when the time comes to write lyrics, the point from which I arrive at writing them is philosophy. I’ve never been a good writer or poet or anything like that. The takeoff point from which I write is philosophy. There hasn’t been a great deal of contact between music and philosophy for me, but my lyrics have always had a conceptual relationship with philosophy.
How does studying philosophy and politics affect your experience of the politically charged climate in Barcelona today? We started our band as a way of separating ourselves from what was the cultural and social life of the Basque country. I believe that unconsciously the fact that our references in the band are Anglo-Saxon, that we sing in English, it was all an attempt to separate ourselves from a musical, cultural and social scene that was very, very rigid. In that sense, there’s certainly a relation.
In terms of Barcelona, what I can tell you is that, to me, the most interesting events have been those that have occurred in the past three weeks [the wave of protests in late May/early June, 2011]. While I study philosophy, what I think is truly crucial is what’s going on today in Spain. The other day, the people took over Plaça Catalunya to shouts of “no nos representan!” [“we’re not represented”]. The police broke it up. But right after—through Twitter, Facebook, etc.—people found out what was happening, and 4,000 marched to retake the Plaça Catalunya, forcing the police to flee. In those types of practices, I think that an entire course of political philosophy can be learned in one day. All Carl Schmitt can be found in those six hours in Plaça Catalunya. I’m not in philosophy to have a good book collection, nor am I interested in its aesthetics, I’m interested in the moment of truth, and that’s what’s occurring here. People are simply fighting for their existence and nothing else.
Recommended Reading:
The Theater and Its Double by Antonin Artaud
Discipline and Punishment: The Birth of Prison by Michel Foucault
Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville

Who: David Macklovitch (Dave 1 of Chromeo)
Where: MA from McGill University, PhD candidate at Columbia University
Years of study: thirteen
What do you study and teach? I work in literary theory, and I have an interest in the act of reading through the lens of the history of rhetoric. I have a master’s degree from McGill University I did in 2002, and I moved to New York when I got a PhD scholarship at Columbia University that same year. This was all before Chromeo. At Columbia, I did the classes and teaching curriculum in the department of French and romance philology, and I’m currently writing my dissertation, which is due in exactly one year. My dissertation is on the question of the pleasure of reading, and how it emerges from the remains of the rhetorical tradition in early 18th-century France. Most people take seven or eight years in the US, but I’ve taken two more because of Chromeo and my teaching position at Barnard University.
How does rhetoric and philosophy relate to music for you? They’re not at all related. When I’m set up with the touring life and the sometimes superficial music business, I find solace in the library. When I find academia really stifling or I just want to procrastinate, traditionally, I’ll write songs. They complement each other, but there’s no relation between the two topics, explicitly.
Do you see yourself dropping one discipline to fully explore the other? I never thought I would have a music career, I really never did. It was always just a hobby for P [Patrick Gemayel, his partner in the band] and me, but it evolved. It throws a curveball at the plans I’ve been making for myself since my earlier twenties, so now I’m just rolling with the punches and adapting. This coming year I’m touring with Chromeo, and I’m finishing my dissertation, so I’m not going to teach. But I’ll definitely go back to it—that and music are the things I love doing most. Dc

Read more: http://www.thefader.com/2011/08/29/phds-and-dropouts-killer-mike-kreayshawn-and-john-maus-talk-school/#ixzz22ESEVm2H


@ImFameFresh x @DustyMcfly41- My Hands Clean

So its finally that time again, Its #22 Tuesdays! @imFameFresh has just Dropped his New single featuring one of Detroit's Hottest artist @DustyMcfly41 called My Hands Clean. This track is such a Banger @DustyMcfly41 wanted to take the song and use it on his upcoming project B&B2. MasterCoonsmen Coming Soon. DOWNLOAD NOW after the jump.......

@BIRDMAN5STAR A Conversation With Birdman In His Bugatti

This video is greatness for the reasons listed below:
1.) I can comprehend about 2 sentences through the entire clip
2.) I’ve NEVER heard Birdman talk this much since he’s been in this game.
3.) Birdman actually laughs?
4.) Who was he talking to on the phone?
5.) The :38 second mark
6.) The mother saying “Oh my god, Birdamn”

Hit Boy ft. Kid Cudi – Old School Caddy

Hit Boy is on a roll, ladies and gents. The Surf Club Solider gives us another taste of his pen game with “Old School Caddy” featuring G.O.O.D. Music team member, Kid Cudi who is spitting on the cut as well. Check it below!

DOWNLOAD: Hit Boy ft. Kid Cudi – Old School Caddy

@ChiefKeef Chief Keef’s Miami Takeover

Jon Connor – While You Were Sleeping (Mixtape)

The Michigan wolverine drops his brand-new project, with GLC, Bun B, Killa Kyleon, Mistah F.A.B. and more providing some alley-oops. Tracklist and link down bottom.

@2chainz 2 Chainz – Based On A T.R.U. Story (Tracklist)

Click here for Deluxe Edition artwork.
We’ve seen the artwork, now here goes the tracklisting to Dos Necklaces’ upcoming album, due out August 14th. UPDATE: Back to the top with a revised version of the tracklist. Now including the final features.
01 Yuck!
02 Crack
03 Dope Peddler
04 No Lie f. Drake
05 Birthday Song f. Kanye West
06 I’m Different
07 Extremely Blessed f. The-Dream
08 I Luv Dem Strippers f. Nicki Minaj
09 Stop Me Now f. Dolla Boy
10 Money Machine
11 In Town f. Mike Posner
12 Ghetto Dreams f. Scareface & John Legend
13 Wut We Doin? f. Cap 1
Deluxe Edition:
14 Countdown f. Chris Brown
15 Like Me
16 I Feel Good
17 Riot

@RealWizKhalifa Wiz Khalifa – Still Got It f. Project Pat

While currently on the road for the Under The Influence Of Music tour, Wiz takes to the Twitter to release some new music. O.N.I.F.C. arrive August 28th.

DOWNLOAD: Wiz Khalifa – Still Got It f. Project Pat

@NICKIMINAJ Nicki Minaj – Pound The Alarm (Video)

@NipseyHussle Nipsey Hu$$le Live In New York

I’m currently in Toronto right now for the next few days, but as soon as I return to New York (for a brief respite before jetting down to Florida for more gigs) for Neighborhood Nip’s concert at Santos Party House next Tuesday night (August 7th). The best part? The entire show is for the low-low of $Free.99 (via RSVP). Hope to see you all there.

Rick Ross – 3 Kings f. Jay-Z & Dr. Dre (Video)

@RichHil @XDannyXBrownX Rich Hil – Betcha Hate It (rmx) f. Danny Brown

The Hybrid jumps on Tommy’s son’s single.

DOWNLOAD: Rich Hil – Betcha Hate It (rmx) f. Danny Brown

Monday, July 30, 2012

@TonyYayo Tony Yayo – Sex, Drugs & Hip Hop

Tony Yayo calls on Bun B, Gucci Mane, Cory Gunz, Slim Thug & more for the release of his latest project. Peep the tracklist, stream & download link after the jump.

@1future Future – Turn On The Lights (Official Video)

@SnoopDogg Snoop Dogg: REINCARNATED (Documentary Trailer)

@Ludacris Ludacris – Jingalin (Video)

@Tip T.I. – Go Get It (BTS Pics)

Looks like Tip’s next video (for this single) is gonna be filled with bad bitties. I’m not mad at that.

<img src=”http://www.2dopeboyz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/20120729-TIP1.jpg” />

Meek Mill Covers The Source’s August/September Issue

As well as gracing the cover of the issue, Meek also “speaks on” the infamous WiP incident…
“I was there, and sh*t got real. I had nothing to do with it. I don’t have a problem with Drake….It was a lot of unknown guys throwing bottles.”
as well as his upcoming debut album Dreams and Nightmares and more.

@EASPORTS Jay-Z to Executive Produce NBA 2K13 (Video)

@rockiefresh Rockie Fresh – BeatsTV Freestyle (Video)

Ab-Soul Live in Florida (Video)

@TonyYayo @XDannyXBrownX Tony Yayo – Tables f. Cory Gunz & Danny Brown

Off Tony Yayo’s Sex, Drugs & Hip Hop mixtape, available now.
DOWNLOADTony Yayo – Tables f. Cory Gunz & Danny Brown

@IGGYAZALEA Iggy Azalea – Runway f. Pusha T

Off Iggy’s brand new 6-track Glory EP, that’s available after the jump.
DOWNLOAD: Iggy Azalea – Runway f. Pusha T

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Wale – Cake f. Fabolous & French Montana

Produced by The Renegades.

DOWNLOAD: Wale – Cake f. Fabolous & French Montana

Complex Magazine Cover: In G.O.O.D. We Trust

The leader is Kanye West and the team is John Legend, Common, Kid Cudi, Pusha T, Big Sean, Q-Tip, Mr. Hudson, Teyana Taylor, Cyhi, D’Banj, Hit-Boy and (unofficially) 2 Chainz. G.O.O.D. Music has been putting pressure on the neck of hip-Hop and just wont let go. Kanye's plan to take over the world is truly in affect right now. With Big Sean's release of his album and his new album due out September, the acquisition of Legendary artist/producer Q-Tip and the hottest rapper in the game 2 Chainz, which is still unofficial but we know he's G.O.O.D., Pusha-T's features and his album due out early next year, Kid Cudi's release of WZRD and his new album Indicudi due out next year, and having super-producer Hit-Boy on the team Kanye is really out here taking over the game we all know as Hip-Hop. He's turning it into something "Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger!" Check out the Complex article and see why this group is better than all the camps in Hip-Hop.

Read the article HERE

@JayElectronica x Act 2: Patents Of Nobility Album Tracklist

So without hearing from @JayElectronica for months on end we end up getting some good news from the Voodoo Man. Act 2: Patents Of Nobility has a full tracklist with 15 tracks featuring the likes of Kanye, Jay-Z, The Dream, Diddy, Ms. Badu and a lot more. I'm really excited about this project and cant wait to hear it. Check out the tracklist below.......

Friday, July 27, 2012

Top 25 Hip Hop Albums of 2012 (So Far)

Rick Ross – Diced Pineapples f. Wale & Drake (prod. Cardiak)

The Cardiak-produced “Diced Pineapples” appears on Rick Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t LP, out Tuesday.

A 2Dope Weekly Recap v.5 (Mixed By Bootleg Kev)

A little later than usual, but here goes our latest 2Dope weekly recap. With the help of Bootleg Kev we give you a look back on last week’s best releases. New music from the likes of ANTHM, Childish Gambino, Talib Kweli, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Blu & Exile, Macklemore and many others. Tracklist, stream and download link after the jump.

01 Danny Brown – Molly Ringwal (prod. araabMUZIK)
02 CyHi Tha Prynce – Food Savers & Scissors f. ScHoolboy Q
03 Rockie Fresh – You A Lie (rmx) f. Rick Ross
04 Sean Rose – Ape Shit (prod. Cam)
05 Bas – Taterboro f. Elite
06 Lloyd Banks – Bring It Back
07 CyHi The Prynce  - Drank & Smoke f. Big K.R.I.T. & Yelawolf
08 Meek Mill Face Down f. Trey Songz [NoDJ]
09 ANTHM – Amen Freestyle
10 Brenton Brown – To The Top f. Emilio Rojas
11 Willie The Kid – My Nigga Willie 
12 SonReal – I Feel Like f. Rapper Big Pooh
13 Talib Kweli – Push Thru f. Curren$y & Kendrick Lamar (prod. S1)
14 Naledge – Greeting From Over East f. Giftz
15 Childish Gambino – Sour Face f. Jay Rock
16 40Love – Tiki Tiki f. Zumbi (of Zion I)
17 Legit – Soul Of Revelations (prod. Julian Malone)
18 Gotham Street & Quick Mart – Everything f. El Prez
19 Tito Lopez – Blues
20 Young Buck – War Outside f. Mistah F.A.B
21 Rick Ross – 3 Kings f. Dr. Dre & Jay-Z (prod. Jake One)
22 SK4MC – Poof Be Gone
23 Blackalicious – Changes (prod. DJ Shadow) [Unreleased]
24 Action Bronson – Blackbird (prod. Thelonious Martin)
25 Blu & Exile – A Man
26 Swerve – So Many Days f. Sene
27 Hopsin – Ill Mind Of Hopsin 5
28 Reks – Ignorance Is Bliss f. Termanology (prod. Numonics)
29 Beanie Sigel – The Reunion f. State Property
30 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Same Love  f. Mary Lambert
31 DMP – Deadend Street f. Phonte (prod. Nottz)
32 The Cranberry Show – Slumdog
33 Strong Arm Steady – Fair Fight f. Black Hippy (prod. Statik Selektah)
34 John Anthony – Swats (prod. Russ)

DOWNLOAD: A 2Dope Weekly Recap v.5 (Mixed By Bootleg Kev)

@asvpxrocky @FlatbushZombies A$AP Mob – Bath Salt f. Flatbush Zombies

Rocky and Ant join up with Darko and Juicee for the first single off the A$AP Mob compilation album, set to drop before Rocky’s major label debut LiveLongA$AP on September 11th.

@JColeNC J. Cole – The Cure

Cole World laces us with something over Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne track, “Lift Off.”
Welcome back ladies and gentlemen, to a brand new season. So much has happened in our time a part, I cant wait to share it with you all in due time. Did you miss me? I know I missed you.

@FrencHMonTanA French Montana Reveals Excuse My French Album Features (Video)

@Tyga Tyga – Make It Nasty (Video)

@ScHoolBoyQ ScHoolboy Q – THere He Go (Video)

@1future Future – Turn On The Lights (Preview)

@MFDOOM The Origins of MF DOOM’s Mask (Video)

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@JayBeretta Upper Echelon BTS Pics

Well this past weekend @AliusMagazine was able to go behind the scenes of @JayBeretta's Upper Echalant video shoot. These pictures are so good well let em speak for itself. We were also able to ask the questions we needed to know like his new project which the BTS video comes out Friday. Check out the pics below.......