Friday, September 23, 2011

"Free Spirit" - Drake x Rick Ross

this...well..."TAT MY NAME ON YOU GIRL SO I KNOW ITS REAL!"(Rozay yell!)
Forget my name I want that phrase tattooed on my girl. See now thats some real dedication right there. Anyway this joint is way to official, Voodoo child does his thing on this and Rozay kills. Hit the break for download.

"Trilla"- A$AP ROCKY x A$AP Twelvy x A$AP Nast

AYYYY its Friday and I've for sure got something for yall to ride to. I feel like if any song came with listening tips and instructions it should be this one. Fugg it, here are the official APPEALING SOUND instructions for listening.
1. Roll up whatever it is that your smoking today, blunt or J. I don't discriminate either so load that bong up, pack that bowl either way just get it going.
2. Take a sip of whatever it is you should be sippin on. Come on man its Friday, and if your a broke as shit college student like myself, keystone light or natty ice will do just fine.
3. Bump this and let the slow, and methodic, TX screw inspired beat sooth you.
4. Okay here's where it gets tricky, at this point my guess is the substances are beginning to kick in and your starting to feel great. As much as you may want to start putting your own lyrics to this beat, RESIST THE URGE! I promise you that Rocky and his A$AP cohorts, got this one.
5. Okay so now your starting to vibe to this shit right? Mhmmm thats what I thought. Welcome to Trilla.

Additional tips: doesn't hurt one bit to call up a few females and maybe take this whole listening venture poolside does it? And to my fellow nappy headed negroes out there growing that fro out...invest in a snapback please? you know the grow process is the most stressful. haha anyway I'm done. Happy Friday friends. Hit the break for Download.

The Wave (Apology)

Hey's been a little while ha. I can't deny that I have recently felt like a bad friend to this blog. For most of you this is a first and one time visit to appealing sound and so you may not get this. Thats okay, because this is for all readers new and old. So just sit tight, read this and let me explain. Now as awesome as it would be for this to be my one job in life, (Still working on that transition, shout out Confusion and Complex) sadly It isn't. So just like all of you who, I'm sure jump on your laptops, smartphones, or Pads and want to spend countless mind numbing hours sifting through the annals of Appealing Sound's very short but interesting musical collection you just can't. Maybe you've got an assignment due, maybe your studying for your 4th exam of the week or working a double shift struggling to keep your head above water. Point is we all are slaves to real life no matter how badly we want it to not be so. We all love to get lost in a song, wether it's your first listen to Wayne's newest, unreleased, "exclusive"track or maybe its some song, by some band that sounds cool. Music is our escape people. Plain and simple. Look at it like this, I'm sure that this post is absolutely riddled with punctuation and grammatical errors and thats totally okay! Know why? Because its not about that at all!!! ITS ABOUT THE MUSIC! Thats all that matters folks! So here is where my apology comes in. As the founder/writer/A&R/ and everything else that this blog entails, I have failed you and I apologize guys. That wave we like to call life came and is still coming down on me but that is ONLY going to serve as a motivation to keep Appealing fresh. No more month long lulls between posts. No more "I just don't have the time to post, maybe tomorrow." We are all familiar with the old saying, "Excuses are like assholes, everyones got one." Maybe they should change that saying to, "Excuses are like assholes, everyones got one, but when it comes down to it no matter what the excuse, its still just a load of Bullshit." I will be better for yall. Music first. So in the illustrious words of a certain DMV native Wale, #NODAYSOFF. 

Love and Peace to all,

Sunday, August 14, 2011

"Born In The Trap" - Game (Prod. DJ Premier)

Damn yall, this right here woke me from my blogging slumber. Just got super busy with other life stuff honestly, but all is well...we back. Anyway, Like I was saying, this one right here is a monster. Kinda crazy how similar Game is starting to sound like Nas. Like Daniel son is literally transitioning to Mr. Miagi In front of my face. It's just end of story. WELCOME BACK AND ENJOY!

"Born In The Trap" - Game (Prod. DJ Premier)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

J.Cole Interview with Hardknock.TV

These interviews go in order from top to bottom. Enjoy yo!

Part. 1

Part. 2

Part. 3

"We Good" - Rockie Fresh

He's. On. Next. Period.

"We Good" - Rockie Fresh

"Otis" - Jay Z x Kanye West x Otis Redding

Watch The Throne
coming soooooo sooooooooon......August 1st for you outta the loop ninjas and samurais lol. 

"Otis" - Jay Z x Kanye West x Otis Redding

"O.T.T.R." - Wiz Khalifa x Big Sean x Curren$y


"O.T.T.R." - Wiz Khalifa x Big Sean x Curren$y

"Trouble On My Mind (Video!)" - Pusha T x Tyler The Creator

Posted the Audio for this one and low and behold, I see the video tonight....It was meant to be!!! lol. Enjoy.

"Flowers" - Wiz Khalifa x Big Sean x Curren$y

Feeling like a kid on Christmas morning with this one yo. Enjoy

"Flowers" - Wiz Khalifa x Big Sean x Curren$y

"Miss Cali Sunshine" - G5 The Jett

Banger from some dude named G5 The Jett. I could sure use some Cali Sunshine. How bout yall? Heres another track to listen to while ya think about it. Enjoy.

"Miss Cali Sunshine" - G5 The Jett

"Weed Brownies" - Wiz Khalifa x Big Sean x Curren$y

whew! I feel like I must have been dreaming for the past few days, but It's looking like Wiz, Big Sean and Curren&y are going to just keep putting out bangers every day for the rest of the summer. O to live in a perfect world lol, but anyway heres another one titled "Weed Brownies."

"Weed Brownies" - Wiz Khalifa x Big Sean 

"Trouble On My Mind" - Pusha T x Tyler The Creator

Ok honestly when I first heard that this joint was in the works, gotta say, that the tidal wave of hate and disappointment that I felt initially was almost to much. I overreact like everyone else though lol, this bitch is pure fire. Tyler's flow is on point, Pusha kills to but I mean what else would you expect?

"Trouble On My Mind" - Pusha T x Tyler The Creator

Sunday, July 17, 2011

"Moment Of Clarity" - Rod T

Heater from Texas artist Rod T, and I gotta say yall, dude holds his own over J. Cole's Pre-meditated track. You can definitely feel all of the honesty and realness oozing out of this one and really one can't help but get drawn in. It's just so interesting. Lol I'm really not a huge fan of write ups as yall probably already know, but sometimes it's necessary. Anyway I'm done ranting, Enjoy this one!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

From The West$ide With Love II Album - Dom Kennedy

Not to be outdone Cali native Dom Kennedy, released his latest album From The West$ide With Love II. Solid. I mean solid in it's highest form. Top notch production on this one, and Dom outdoes himself as usual. The whole laid back demeanor of the album adds to the "Cali playa" persona that he seems to have so effortlessly crafted and infused with his music. Not overloaded with features either which is a relief, FTWWLII, is a necessity for all y'all real niggas out there, wherever you may be.
Scoop the album HERE.
"Answer the Phone when a real nigga call!"

*PS: They're practically giving this album away for 6.99! Be sure to cop!

Finally Famous: The Album

After much anticipation and pushed back release dates, on June 28th, 2011 Big Sean finally released his first studio album, Finally Famous: The Album. We've come to expect some huge things from the G.O.O.D. Music representer and this album does not disappoint In the least bit. All of the tracks cater to Sean's fast and wit filled flow, and his crystal clear delivery can be felt in every line, with verses like "Sippin on shit older than me, the warmer the weather the colder the drink, the colder the weather the warmer the mink, I'm living life like I found a fucking check with no Ink," Sean solidifies his place in Hip-Hop today as one of the (If not the best) rapper out right now. On a personal note I've listened to this album about 6 times through (3 times back to back) , and It's got me hooked. 
Support Big Sean and grab the album HERE.

Here's a few tracks that were pre-released for download

"Don't Tell Me You Love Me" - Big Sean

"My Last" - Big Sean

"Smoke Break" - Curren$y

Short visual from Spittah off his previously released Covert Coupe tape available for download Here.

"This Is The Life(Video!)" - Curren$y

Arguably the hottest single off of Curren$y's newly released album Weekend at Burnies. This album is sick, If you don't already have it grab it on Itunes or from tha man himself.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

"Till I'm Gone" - Tinie Tempah x Wiz Khalifa

New track from London MC, Tinie Tempah featuring Wiz Khalifa.
Raw. Shout out to Tinie on his "Americanized grind." I mean dudes been getting it in in a major way, revamping his album for some more American appeal, performing at Lolopalooza, and definitely getting his chops in, making the rounds with some of the biggest American rappers in the game right now. Word to tha UK.
S/O to Pigeons on this one.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"Mind Your Manners" - Chiddy Bang

Who said that all rappers were rude? No one? Oh okay well then that's probably why I made that up then ha. This one is a track off of Chiddy Bang's upcoming LP titled Breakfast.

"Mind Your Manners" - Chiddy Bang

Cole Summer: Episode 1

So I'm guessing J.Cole got a hold of a camera like every other rapper that feels the need to make a video diary. Ah well it at least gives us something to do on the internet besides Porn or Twitter. hehe. Enjoy
S/O Drop That Track

Carl On Duty: Black Cops

Bahahaha. No music attached to this one, just saw this and almost died laughing!

"Snapbacks Back" - Tyga x Chris Brown

In honor of my recent new purchases and the fact that Tyga (Officially brought the Snapback back) and Chris Brown decided to put this one out I figured...why not? 
"Snapbacks Back!" 
Listen/Download below

"Marvin's Room Remix" - Chris Brown x Kevin McCall x SeVen

I'm feeling this one fa real. Shout out Team Breezy on this one.

"Marvin's Room Remix" - Chris Brown x Kevin McCall x SeVen

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Peter & Corey Gunz Like Father Like Son Freestyle

Can anyone say like Father like Son? Funny thing is I used to listen to Peter Gunz when I was like 8 haha. He's clearly still got it and passed more than enough on to his youngin Corey.

Meek Mill Freestyle


"New Jeeps" - Dom Kennedy x Asher Roth x Sir Michael Rocks. (Prod X Chuck Inglish)

Dom K and friends tear this shit up...I'm really feeling Dom's whole swagger and the general way dude comes off over the mic. swear this dudes the cool as hell haha I'd love to kick it with the big homie for a day. JS

"New Jeeps" - Dom Kennedy x Asher Roth x Sir Michael Rocks (Prod X Chuck Inglish)

"She Don't Want A Man(Video!)" - Curren$y

"Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets."

BET screw up...

So This is Tiffany. Tiffany had herself a bad night. I'll let yall see why lol. Tough crowd.
PS. The winner was actually Chris Brown and in honor of that.....


"I'm On One(Video!)" - Drake x Rick Ross x Lil Wayne x DJ Khaled

See now I was always a huge fan of this joint and the video doesn't disappoint. at all. SWAG. Also word is  this tracks headlining Khaled's latest star studded project We The Best Forever. This one is going to be a beast yall, watch out for it for sure.

"I'm just feeling like the throne is for the me take it."

"Marvin's Room(Video!)" - Drake

Drake ~ Marvins Room (Official Video) from OctobersVeryOwn on Vimeo.

S/O to OVO for this....arguably the hottest song out right now.
"I was just calling cuz they were just leaving, talk to me now I don't have much to believe in."

Saturday, June 25, 2011

"The Hood Gon Love This" - Jay Rock x Kendrick Lamar

Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar snap on this one, but then again would you expect any less?....My thoughts exactly.

Kid Cudi's Pilgrimage to Kurt's.

Cudder's tag at Kurt's house.

Recently Cudder released a few photos via His Tumblr of himself at former Nirvana Front mans' house Kurt Cobain. R.I.P.

"Trust Issues" OPM Remix - Drake x The Weekend

Fader interview with Drake

Always nice to hear from tha homie Drizzy.

"Rotation" & "My Sub" - Big K.R.I.T

Two older songs off of arguable the best tape of the year to date, Returnof4eva, from King K.R.I.T. Lemme just say that on days like this, roll them fuckin windows down and just beat the block up. Last name Turner, first name Tina. ohhhhhhh!!!

PS! Found "My Sub Live Video!" Enjoy! I know i did.

Kitchen Sessions: Big K.R.I.T. "My Sub" from 3 Little Digs on Vimeo.
S/O 3 Little Digs on this sick ass visual. Chea

"My Sub" - Big K.R.I.T.

"Rotation" - Big K.R.I.T.

"Hol Up" - Kendrick Lamar

SWAG. No download just yet though. Kendrick and his Label are playing this close to the vest and good reason...#Section80* is gonna be fierce. JS
S/O to P&P

Kendrick Lamar - Hol' Up #Section80 by TopDawgENT

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Lupe Fiasco goes in on President Obama and U.S. Foreign Policy

I heard all of this fuss about this interview and actually watched people need to calm the hell down and actually educate themselves so they can understand what this man is actually trying to say.

"Swimsuits" - The Cool Kids x Mayer Hawthorne

Summer....summer....summer...summer! Gotta love summer music and this track does not disappoint at all.
Enjoy mi Amigos.

"Swimsuits" - The Cool Kids x Mayer Hawthorne

"Summer Time" - Asher Roth x Quan

Nottz produced joint right here...we've never been big on write ups here at Appealing Sound and that is honestly the way that I like it.
Happy Camping :)

"Summertime" - Asher Roth x Quan

"Angels and Demons" - Kid Cudi

Alright so this track apparently got lost in the shuffle a few years ago and was supposed to debut on Cudi's debut album Man On The Moon: End Of Day. I'm definitely feeling this track, seeing as Mr.Mescudi has turned over a new leaf and all, this might be one of the last gems of old Cudi that we get to see.....

"Angels & Demons" - Kid Cudi
"I am so unstable"

DayToday Season 4 Episode 5

So i just found out that one of my friends actually follows this and it was pretty bad ass, considering he had no idea that APPEALING SOUND was my blog....this one is for you Keegs, thanks for getting me back to it. 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers Day

Just thought I'd throw a general HAPPY FATHERS DAY to all the fathers out there and a really special one for my grandfather Byron Ricks. This man has been there for me my entire life through thick and thin. I mean it, this man taught me to ride a bike, play basketball, fish, light a fire, drive, you name it he taught me. The title grandfather for him just doesn't do him justice at all. He is more of a father to me than anyone ,and Grandpa if your reading this (which I don't think you will lol) Happy Father's Day, love you sir.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Not sure who this will reach…but my 13  year old COUSIN Fajr Abdul-Akbar is missing. It has been 26 hours since she was last seen. 
If anyone has ANY sort of information on her whereabouts please call the number above. She resides, goes to school, and was last seen in Brooklyn, NY with some classmates. If you live in the Brooklyn area, please keep your eyes peeled. She was wearing a white scarf, but may have since taken it off. 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

"Pocket full Of Money" - Alley Boy x Young Jeezy

I have no idea who Alley Boy is but, Tha Jizzle Man snaps on this one.

"Pocket Full Of Money" - Alley Boy x Young Jeezy

"Coolest In The World" - Jahlil Beats x C. Dot Butler

Mainly known for his producing talents, Jahlil Beats goes in on this track. A nice feature from C Dot Butler coupled with the production (Also Jahlil) and no wonder Twitter's been going H.A.M. for this one.

"Coolest In The World" - Jahlil Beats x C Dot Butler

"Marvin's Room" - Drake

Been meaning to get to this one for a while but, It seems like every time Drake releases another "piece of his story" we learn something else about the young and talented MC. Mainly that he has some issues with women lol. Either way this track is hot. Enjoy.

"Marvin's Room

"Stereo Hearts" - Gym Class Heroes x Adam Levine

Awesome. New Track from Gym Class Heroes (Glad Travis teamed back up with the guys) for this hit with Maroon 5 front man and vocalist, Adam Levine. What do yall think?

"Stereo Hearts" - Gym Class Heroes x Adam Levine

Saturday, June 4, 2011

"Hold On (Video)" - Curren$sy x Young Roddy x Trademark Da Skydiva

Curren$y - "Hold On" Feat. Young Roddy and Trademark from Creative Control on Vimeo.

I loved every bit of Curren$y's Pilot Talk II mixtape and this is no different fam. Enjoy.

"Car in the drive way don't mean I'm home, one not in front of the house don't mean I'm gone."

"#JetsGo (Video!)" - Curren$y

Curren$y "#JetsGo" from Team OnSMASH on Vimeo.

tha big homie Curren$y. Must I say anymore?

"Spitta Andretti"

"She (Video)" - Tyler The Creator x Frank Ocean

I don't care what haters have to say this is a bad ass video.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Weekend at BURNies Bundle from Curren$y and the Jets.

This is pretty late for me for a first post of the day, but i had a few errands to take care of. With that being said, I present to you Curren$y's next up and coming street album, Weekend at Burnies. Bahaha the name gets me every time. Anyway not only are we getting the album, which is always a plus from Curren$y and his Jet Life family, but you can buy the album in, what the Jets are calling, The Weekend At Burnies Bundle. It's crazy. Check it all out HERE and make sure you cop Weekend At Burnies dropping 06.28.2011.

Shot of Bundle.

1. Cd version of Weekend At Burnies
2. Green Plastic Grinder, 4/20 Jet life Logo on Top
3. Instant MP3 download of Weekend At Burnies
Enjoy Fam! We here at Appealing Sound Will!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wiz Khalifa - "Reefer Party"

Nothing but the best from our favorite toker!


Nicki Minaj "Did It On Em" from Team OnSMASH on Vimeo.

Nicki Minaj is cool as fuck.


[HD] Kid Cudi Live In Vancouver Part 1 from DatNewCudi / DP on Vimeo.

Old Footage of Cudder ripping up a show in Vancouver. Shout out to Canada Man.

"Marijuana (VIDEO!!!)" - Kid Cudi

KID CUDI - MARIJUANA from Grassy Slope on Vimeo.

Finally it's here! Shoot by famous actor Shia LeBouf, Kid Cudi's Marijuana finally has a visual. It's so awesome, and while I agree with Cudi's choice to quit because obviously he's happy about it, I am going to miss the fun stoner side of him. Ah well, Fugg it. Just enjoy this video ha I know I did. Enjoy.

Monday, May 30, 2011

YES! ha

Star of The Hangover, Zach Galifianakis, showing the world the perfect hangover cure.

Snoop Talks weed :)

Tha Biggest of the Big Homies Snoop , keeps it real for High Times.

Wiz Talks Rolling Papers, TGOD And Basically Just Real Nigga Shit.

Okay I get that I can't be biased, but fugg it, Wiz is the freshest out doing it right now in my eyes. And thats really all it comes down to right? hahaha
T.G.O.D, Camo shorts and Chuck Tay's bitch.

"Coochie Crook" - Sir Michael Rocks

This one is for all my ladies out there. #Deseanknowsladies

"Livin' It Up" - Sir Michael Rocks x Trademark Da Skydiver

love to see Jetlife and Tha Cool Kids link up and this joint does not disappoint at all. Iv'e really been feeling a lot of the solo joints that Sir Michael Rocks has been putting out as of late. Dudes doin his thing for sure. Track off of Mikey's The Rock's Report which you can download HERE

"Reefer Party" (GSPF) - Wiz Khalifa Ft. Neako x Chevy


MGK (Machine Gun Kelly) Goin In for Suckafree

This is Hip Hop. Enjoy Fam

Who!....Thr33zy McFly? Damn Right Fam!

Just saw this freestyle and this dude, Thr33zy McFly , killed! Gonna do some homework on tha Big Homie for sure, but in the mean time here yall go. Enjoy Fam

Yelawolf on "Kill My Nightmare" while getting tatted.

Studio Life: Yelawolf performs and explains "Kill My Nightmare" from 3 Little Digs on Vimeo.

Man I really want a Tattoo. Seeing this just re-ignited my passion for em. Memorial day is starting to turn into Yelawolf day here at APPEALINGSOUND, and I kind of like it.

"Everyday Chillin (Video)" - Chip Tha Ripper

A little behind on posting this, shit though, I be doing other stuff! Coincidentally I was probably bumpin this with the homies out on the water. #Thumbsup for Lake Days! Swagged out Visual we've got here off of Chip's Gift Raps mixtape.

Daddy's Lambo BTS (Video)

Exclusive look at Yelawolf's highly anticipated "Daddys Lambo" music video set to drop sometime next week. The song's off of Yela's Trunk Muzik: 0-60 album available on ITUNES. Shout out to #Hardknocktv and 2DBZ for the visual.

"In My Zone" - Young Mac

Was watching Wale's The Cloud video and this was queued up underneath it. Not bad at all. I have no clue who dude is, but keep it pushin.

"The Cloud (Video)" - Wale Ft. Tiara Thomas

Joint off Wale's More About Nothing mixtape. This was honestly one of my favorite tracks on the tape and this visual is just the shit I've been waiting for. Follow Wale.

Full Tape Download HERE.

Peanut Butter and Swelly Mixtape - Chiddy Bang

Back cover and track list

Download Here: Peanut Butter and Swelly

Newest Mixtape by the hiphop collective Chiddy Bang. FUCK YES. Shout out to Pigeons&Planes for this gem.

"Paranoid Android" - Weezer (Radiohead Cover)

Happy Memorial Day.

Friday, May 27, 2011

"Breakin Down Some Woody" - GLC x Three Six Mafia

Parental Advisory: Explicit Content Warning.
Fuggin Right.

"Breakin' Down Some Woody" - GLC x Three Six Mafia

"Slow John" - Lil Wayne x Rick Ross VS. Com Truise! (JOINTs)

Ok first of all...the term "Mashup" is played out. Yep I reserve the power to retire words so whenever a "mashup" is posted on MY blog it will be referred to as a "JOINTs" (Joint Sound). now that thats out of the way though, I'm heading to the Lake today with some friends for the weekend and we will be bumpin' the FUCK out of this! Rozay's style is REALLY starting to grow on me. Okay I'm going to stop abusing the caps lock button and POST THE SONG! (had to haha).
"I'm not a star, somebody lied I got a Choppa in the Car that'll tear yo ass apart."

"Slow John" - Lil Wayne x Rick Ross VS Com Truise

"Rolling Stone" - The Weekend

Still not sure how I feel about these guys. They have a giant Drake (and I'm assuming YMCMB) co-sign so expect to see them around, but honestly this Isn't my style. I don't want to cause a rift or anything, but...Frank Ocean > The Weekend. Solid Track though.

"Guinness Flow"/ Chiddy Breaks World Record For Longest Freestyle!

A few months back there was a huge amount of buzz for Chiddy of the HipHop collective Chiddy Bang, was going to attempt to break the world record for the longest freestyle ever done. I mean the shit is crazy, I think its something like 9 hours and 15 minutes....DUDE DOES IT! It's insane. so hip hop!

PS: Heres a sick ass song released by Chiddy Bang a few days ago called Guinness Flow so of course I figured now was the perfect time to lay it on yall. Enjoy :)

"Guinness Flow - Chiddy Bang

Thursday, May 26, 2011

"How To Love" - Lil Wayne

This is definitely a change of pace for Tha Martian but what the hell....I kinda like it. I aint mad at ya Weezy

"Oh My" - DJ DRAMA Ft. Wiz Khalifa x Fabolous x Roscoe Dash

Shout out to 2BBZ for this one. I love the concept of this video to. I feel like those headphones are the key to living all of our wildest dreams! Need to get a pair of those. This video just makes me wanna get it in at the club tonight feel me fam?
Haha yall aint feelin me though.

Mr. Chi City Mayne: Whip Game UNproper

he's back!

Just me getting excited for EDC