[Download] Joey Bada$$ Drops Free New Mixtape, 'Summer Knights'

Joey Bada$$ took to Twitter on Monday morning to unveil his latest project, the Summer Knights mixtape. The mixtape includes tons of guest spots and producers, including Pro Era members and friends. Pro Era's Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution and Dirty Sanchez drop verses throughout. So do frequent collaborators Chuck Strangers, who also help out with production. Lee Bannon, Oddisee, The Alchemist, DJ Premier and more were also tapped for production, leading to a solid 17-track album. This is definitely a big step up for Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era. Download and stream Summer Knights via Joey's tweet, and check out his new video for "95 Til Infinity" below.

[Download] Check Out a Free Mixtape Featuring the Samples from Kanye West's 'Yeezus'

For those who haven't heard Kanye West's new album Yeezus, stop what you're doing right now and listen to it. Yeah, you might hate, or you might love it. Either way, it's a definitive moment in his career, an anti-pop album from a very mainstream artist. Amidst all the craziness that is Yeezus are a slew of samples, from TNGHT to Snoop Dogg to Marilyn Manson and many more. The folks at Babylon Cartel have been kind enough to compile every song Yeezy sampled into a free 55-minute mixtape. Stream or download it below.

To all the unaware people out there, Kanye's Yeezus officially released today.

Yeezus: The Samples:
01. Intro ( Prod By Gianni Lee )
02. Holy Name of Mary Choral Family – He’ll Give Us What We Really Need (On Sight)
03. Marilyn Manson – The Beautiful People (Black Skinhead)
04. Capleton – Forward Inna Dem Clothes (I Am A God)
05. Omega, Omega – Gyöngyhajú lány (New Slaves)
06. Rahul Dev Burman, Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey – Are Zindagi Hai Khel (I Am A God)
07. Kenny Lattimore – Lately (I’m In It)
08. Nina Simone – Strange Fruit (Blood On The Leaves)
09. TNGHT – R U Ready (Blood On The Leaves)
10. Snoop Dogg – Down 4 My N’s – (Blood On The Leaves)
11. Lords Of The Underground – Chief Rocka (Guilt Trip)
12. Pusha T ft Popcann Travis Scott – Blocka (Guilt Trip)
13. Beenie Man – Memories (Send It Up)
14. Wee – Aeroplane (Reprise) (Bound 2)
16. Ponderosa Twins Plus One – Bound (Bound 2)
16. Brenda Lee – Sweet Nothin (Bound 2)

[$FREE.99] Mike Mictlan (of Doomtree) - 'SNAXXX'

It's always awesome to be a Doomtree fan! Especially this year with the multiple releases that the crew has put out like Lazerbeak's Lava Bangers, the Doomtree crew album No Kings, Paper Tiger's Summer EP and free Beat Tape and the upcoming album from P.O.S. We Don't Even Live Here, it's hard not be excited and supportive of one of hip hop's best if not THE BEST collective there is out there. Why do you think they are called "Team The Best Team"?

In addition to all the releases I listed above, we get another album from Doomtree member, Z3R0K00L himself Mike Mictlan titled SNAXXX. The album is the first solo release from Mike since his collaborative record with Doomtree producer Lazerbeak, Hand Over Fist. However, unlike most of Doomtree's releases, Mictlan's SNAXXX features one cut of Doomtree production by Paper Tiger while the majority of the album is produced by newcomer 2% Muck (Tha Clerb, Spyder Baybie Raw Dog) and also features some of the midwest's up and coming rappers such as Lizzo, Greg Grease, Spyder Baybie Raw Dog and Freez but also features Doomtree partner-in-crime P.O.S. for 2 tracks on the album.

It's a bit of change of the normal formula that we are used to from members of the crew but it's still a dope record nonetheless. You can stream the album below and then head to group's bandcamp site to download the record for free or by naming your own price if you wish to show support. WHICH YOU SHOULD ALWAYS DO! So that dope artists like Mike keep continuing doing what you and them love and thats putting out good music. Need more convincing (you shouldn't) peep the awesome promo above.

You can also pick up the album in physical form in a sweet deluxe package of the album titled SNAXXX PAXXX, which includes an autographed 15 track CD, multi-colored screen printed t-shirt, 11x17 3D SNAXXX Magic Eye Poster, 2 different stickers, and a gummy pizza candy, all packaged inside of a special screen printed "MIKE'S SNAXXX" pizza box. There have only been 300 physical PAXXX created, so get your ass to the Doomtree Store and pick one of those up as fast as you can.

Mike will be on tour with P.O.S. in support of his new album We Don't Even Live Here dropping this month. Check out the tour dates after the jump.

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[$FREE.99] Yak Ballz - 'Gas Galaxy'

It's been nearly a year since we heard anything from Yak Skywalker who was releasing his new album Gas Galaxy track by track each month. But after several months of silence Yak has decided to drop his brand new LP for free. That's right, free. Take a listen to The Weathermen member's album below, co-produced by the homie Chapter 7 and features dope artwork by Oliver Cartwright as well as remixes by Lunice and Circuit Bored. Just some good hip hop for your weekend. Enjoy.

[Contest] [NYC-Only] Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Animal Kingdom Tomorrow Night (7/25) @ Mercury Lounge!

Animal Kingdom was one of those bands that totally caught us off guard but in the best possible way on our first listen. You may remember a few months back when we loved on their video for their single, "Strange Attractor" so much that we included them on our April Mixtape. Since then we have added their new album, The Looking Away to our summer rotation and have yet to regret that decision. 

We are happy to report that the band has ventured to the US of A for a string of dates, which kicks off tonight in Philadelphia, PA and runs through mid-August. Even better: if you happen to be living in the greater NYC area we have a pair of tickets to give away to tomorrow night's (7/25) show at Mercury Lounge.

Want to come dance along side us tomorrow night at Merc? Leave us a comment before 11:30am EDT tomorrow (7/25) telling us something that you're strangely attracted to. A winner will be chosen at random and notified shortly afterwards. Show is 21+ so make sure you're old enough before you enter.

Don't live in NYC? Make sure you catch these guys [hopefully] in a neighborhood near you. They'll also be making appearances at Lollapalooza and Outside Lands so make sure you keep an eye out for them if you're headed that way as well.

Animal Kingdom - Tour Dates

JULY
24 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
25 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
26 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
30 - Albany, NY - Jullian's
31 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
 
AUGUST
03 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
04 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
05 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
07 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
08 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
09 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
11 - San Francisco, CA - Outsidelands Music and Arts Festival
12 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
14 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
16 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
17 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Room

Make sure to befriend Animal Kingdom on Facebook and Twitter.