Exponentially fresh.

Jon John TV talks to a bunch of people during some candid interviews at this year’s Rock the Bells at Governor’s Island in New York. On this video we have Steve Nash, Talib Kweli, Peter Rosenberg, Sean Price, 40 Glocc, and more. I personally love seeing all these footage videos because I was too busy to catch any of the shows. I’m playing catch up over here.

I know this week is all about Watch The Throne to most of us, but another album worth your time dropped this Tuesday, in the form of Royce Da 5’9′s Success Is Certain. The Slaughterhouse spitter served up a solo effort full of bars and punchlines, and it’s definitely worth a listen. He also had an impressive show at SOB’s on Tuesday to celebrate the release of the album with special guests coming through such as the other 3/4 of Slaughterhouse, Freeway, Talib Kweli, and more. Want to know more about the album? Peep my review over at HipHopDX.

[READ] Royce Da 5’9 Success Is Certain Album Review (via HipHopDX)

Beatnick and K-Salaam are teaming up with M1 to release an EP and the above video is some behind the scenes footage of their time in the studio. Down below we have clips of K-Salaam on the turntables with Talib Kweli at their recent appearance at Brooklyn Bowl.

Damn I love me a good DJ set. Props, K-Salaam.

You know I gotta share new Talib Kweli with you. This is off Gutter Rainbows which is currently on shelves.

I usually only post events that are free or really really really worth your time, but a lot of people constantly hit me up asking what’s going on in the city on any given night, so I figure maybe I need to start posting more information about local NYC area events. Doesn’t do me much good, but UntitledType is for the people! Anyways, this one is actually pretty interesting, and is conveniently (for me, at least) being held at the tried-and-true Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg. “Vibrate Higher” will be a dance party, essentially one long DJ set, but the mix will be played live by Talib Kweli’s band. This could either be really amazing or really awkward, but considering Talib Kweli is involved and K-Salaam and Beatnick were the ones to slide me this info, I’m guessing it’s going to be amazing. Cover damage is only $10. Just go, stay all night, sleep in the next day, skip lunch, and you won’t even notice you’re missing ten bucks.

Last night I went out on the town with a model and someone who might as well have been a model. Needless to say we heard the words “Hey Ma” quite a few times. But it never sounds quite as good as when the Diplomats say it…

The Diplomats feat. Toya – Hey Ma (remix)

The lineup on this track…I mean really though!?

Talib Kweli feat. Kanye West, Black Thought, & Pharoahe Monch – Guerrilla Monsoon Rap

“You never find love in this atmosphere, sometimes you gotta find a better place to be in, maybe go to a mountain, do a little skiing, so I finished up my drink and I said goodbye, and got home before the sun kissed the sky…”

Masta Ace feat. Jean Grae – Soda & Soap

Did you read my review of Classified’s album? I really enjoyed Handshakes and Middle Fingers. You might too. Take some time to check out some dope Canadian rap.

Classified – That Ain’t Classy

Alchemist. The Lox. Need I say more? Of course I’d spend a Sunday listening to this.

Alchemist feat. The Lox – The Essence

Saw this in my e-mail and thought some of you may be interested. Talib Kweli will be performing material from Gutter Rainbows in Sirius’ Glass Studio, and Dru Ha of Duck Down Records thinks that some lucky fans should get some VIP backstage access. To enter, email rsvp@siriusxm.com with “Talib Kweli” as the subject, and include your name, address, and cell phone number. Good luck!

KB Imean from DJ Revolution’s Malcolm & Martin stopped by UntitledType to play a little game of The iPod Five. New to the series? I ask people to put their iPods or iTunes on shuffle, and tell me the first five songs that pop up. Because, after all, you can learn a lot about a person’s style when you get to see what they really listen to on their spare time. So what does KB Imean keep in his iPod? Remember, Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, out today. Cop that.

1. Black Moon – Son Get Wrec

2. Dave Koz – It’s Always Been You

3. Talib Kweli – Stand to the Side

4. The Roots – Dear God 2.0

5. Bambu – The Queen is Dead

KB Imean says…

My favorite song from this Shuffle is Bambu’s – The Queen is Dead…. This is a dope record from a artist on the rise in LA. A real melodic joint talking about the power that our WOMEN have and show everyday. Very Meaningful!