Wednesday, June 13, 2012

SupaNovaLove - 22 (Mixtape)

22 is A follow up from my first tape "21Love". The theme and title are set in stone. This tape represents my experiences I obtained from being 22. Not all is shared. But whats there. Is there. With this tape you will hear me go though my nostalgia stage, my passion stage, an my "I shouldnt do this stage" I hope you enjoy. An thank you. I appreciate you.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Ryan Keyes - NeverSleep (Mixtape)

This has been a longtime coming for my fam, Ryan Keyes. A self-taught producer since the age of 12, Keyes rarely kept beats for himself, until now. This 19-track freshman mixtape is entirely self-produced, and has features from: Benji, BoBo, DB, Richie Reeves and K. Burns.

Even if his sound isn't your flavor, I was a first hand witness of his work ethic. As he says in the intro:
"...I promise I'm next, maybe right now, maybe next year, maybe five years; anytime but I promise I'm next..."
and its hard to deny the fact Keyes has something special.

So without further adieu, Midwest Kept Secret presents: NeverSleep 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Ryan Keyes - NeverSleep (Cover)

Tomorrow marks the release date of Ryan Keyes Mixtape: NeverSleep presented by MWKS.
Enjoy the cover in anticipation, and peep the tracklist after the jump!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Ryan Keyes - Up, Down (Single)

Hometown hero, Ryan Keyes, drops his second single off his debut tape: NeverSleep which drops this friday! Check out his NeverSleep EP if you aren't hip to this kid.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

QuESt - Stop The Wackness (Buried Ya) [New Music!]

QuESt hits the net with an unexpected freestyle as he rips apart the 'Theraflu' beat. If you haven't heard QuESt's latest: Fear Not Failure, cop it here.

Download: QuESt - Stop The Wackness (Buried Ya)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A$AP Rocky - Goldie

Rocky's highly anticipated first single off LongLiveA$AP. Hit-Boy on the beat.
Download: A$AP Rocky - Goldie

Logic - Tic Tac Toe (New Music!)

Young Sinatra drops his new single off his upcoming project Young Sinatra Undeniable. Is that a Weeknd - D.D. sample I hear? Genius.
Download: Logic - Tic Tac Toe

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Live from Coachella: Hologram Tupac Performs (Video)

It's been trending on Twitter since it happened, and discussions have arose about touring Holograms that will sell out arenas.... Que George Jetson theme music...

Shouts to DDOT

Palmer Squares- Elements of Music Cypher

For those on the Mid West underground enjoy.

Also follow HERE

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Ryan Keyes - NeverSle-EP (A Prelude to NeverSleep) [FreEP]

Ryan Keyes, an artist from my hometown of Battle Creek, MI, started making beats at age 12. His debut mixtape "NeverSleep" will be dropping May 4th, and is entirely self produced by Keyes. He decided to let loose an EP to give everyone a taste of his upcoming project: "NeverSleep"

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Giavanni Ruffin - My Ambition (YouTube Documentary)

Giavanni Ruffin, a former ECU Running back, has become a YouTube sensation of sorts after putting out his "How Bad Do You Want It" Video. He recently put out a documentary explaining his cause and goals titled "My Ambition". Additionally, Ruffin started his own clothing brand called TNDO Apparel. TNDO stands for Take No Days Off, and it's something Giavanni preaches throughout this documentary. In anything you do, take no days off! Hit the jump for the documentary, but first view the original video.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

MWKS Recommends: Logic - Young Sinatra

For those of you who rocked with us way back when, we used to drop throwback mixtapes... well consider this from same vein.

Logic, a Maryland-based spitter, has gained my attention from his feature on Fear Not Failure. After multiple spins, he's managed to make it into my top-5 up-and-coming artists, but don't just take my word for it; peep his sophomore effort Young Sinatra below.
Download: Datpiff

Drake - Take Care x HYFR (Visuals)

Drizzy finally drops two videos from Take Care. Check out visuals for 'Take Care' and 'HYFR' below!

Friday, April 6, 2012

G.O.O.D. Friday! Kanye West - Theraflu x Mercy

Coming off his Throne tour, Mr. West is back to work making new music! Hit the jump for two new tracks from Kanye [and G.O.O.D. Music]

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Stalley - Everything New (Directed by Rik Cordero) [Visuals]

Stalley lets loose the visuals for 'Everything New' off Savage Journey To The American Dream. Cop his tape here if you haven't.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

QuESt - Fear Not Failure (Mixtape)

After scrapping How Thoughtful 2, QuESt encourages everyone to shed their fears and embrace their failures.
Don’t be afraid to fail. Failure doesn’t keep us away from what we desire in this world— fear does. Fear is the absence of love, the absence of trust, the absence of belief. It is fear that destroys us. To embrace failure is to embrace growth. It is fear, not failure, that holds us back.

Shouts to HNHH

Seth McFarlane presents: Ted

This is totally unrelated to music or hip-hop, but if you don't enjoy it-- don't even bother coming back...
Ted is rated-R and in theaters July 13th.

XV - Now Lets Go In (Feat. Freddy High) (New Music!)

Vizzy dropped off this track in commemoration of his Jay hawks playing in the National Championship.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Black Hippy with Beats TV

The Black Hippy crew caught up with Beats TV for this interview down at SXSW.

SupaNovaLove and Jynkz - Neon Lightz

Alright sorry for being MIA for the last few months new job and everything has been keeping me pretty busy, but if you followed us before you may know I like to post a lot of Michigan artists work. My man SuperNovaLove sent me his and Jynkz latest visual "Neon Lightz" off their mixtape Diamondz In Tokyo  which you can download from here. SuperNovaLove is currently working on his project 22  which will be dropping this month. Show a Michigan artist some love and check out the video and download the mixtape also keep an eye out for 22  dropping this month.

Childish Gambino - Eat Your Vegetables (New Music!)

Besides fracturing his foot in Tampa, Childish Gambino has been working on his next project. Eat your vegetables.

Kendrick Lamar x Dr. Dre - The Recipe (Single)

Kendrick drops his first single off his debut album. Rumors of the track spoke of it to be produced by Dre, instead this Scoop Deville-produced track has a verse from the Dr. Peep the track below, and cop it on iTunes!

Friday, March 30, 2012

We're Back!

A year later, we are right back where we started.

Whats new?!

Onnit Labs Ambassador: Onnit Labs is a natural supplementation company which I highly endorse. Their product AlphaBrain is a cognitive enhancing supplement, perfect for memory, focus, writing, studying and much more. Any creative individual should at least try this supplement to help them with their craft. Being an ambassador means MWKS has it's own coupon code to help you get 10% off! Just type in the code: MWKS at checkout and get 10% off your order! Shop ONNIT

Artist Advertisement/Featuring/Hosting: For those Hip-Hop/R&B artists that frequent our site, we are now offering advertisement for your movement or latest project. Also MWKS will host your next mixtape. E-Mail here for any further inquiries.

Those are all the changes being announced for now, so sit back and enjoy the music! 

Stalley - Savage Journey To The American Dream (Mixtape)

MMG's own, Stalley, drops his anticipated mixtape. This dude is competing with Wale for my favorite in the MMG clique. Download/Stream Here.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mickey Factz - Mickey MauSe (Mixtape) [Updated!]

I'd like to personally welcome ya'll back with quite possibly one of the best concept mixtapes in the last 5 years.

Mickey Factz had been in the lab for nearly a year before he hit the web with Mickey MauSe. MauSe is Factz's alter ego, a graffiti writer residing in the 1980s. This tape follows MauSe through the 80's and discusses topics such as crack-cocaine and AIDS. Additionally, MauSe sits down and chops it up with fellow artists such as: Keith Haring, Jean-Michael Basquiat, Kenny Scarf, Fab Five Freddy and finally Andy Warhol.

The entire tape was self produced by Factz and features Dangermouse and Deadmau5 sampling. It's an incredibly dope concept, and turned me from a naysayer to a believer. Cop the tape after the jump!

Also: Factz sat down with and gave his thoughts on the over-saturation of music online. Very interesting read after listening to the quality of his latest work! View the interview here

Wednesday, February 15, 2012