/Music: Wintersleep, Weighty Ghost

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/Music: Thomas Newman, Any Other Name

/Music: Whitley, I Remember

/Music: Jose Gonzalez, Heartbeats

/Music: Kid Cudi Mashups

Check out this website and listen to an album of rare Kid Cudi mashups… Vampire Weekend and Kid Cudi battle song is where it’s at. Cudi Nation Mashups Here Or Listen to the Postal Service Mashup below: http://8tracks.com/mixes/253581/player_v3

/Tracks: Elzhi – It Ain’t Hard to Tell

Former Slum Village rapper Elzhi just released his new music video for “It Ain’t Hard to Tell,” a tribute to Nas, and one done incredibly well.  Strong rhymes, good use of old Michael Jackson samples, and some great directing by Michael Castelaz, this song is the early favorite for Cut of the Summer.  Also, with … Continue reading

/Tracks: Los Alguiens – El Internet

Los Alguiens - El Internet

It’s never satisfying to post something after I’ve seen it on College Humor, but this video doesn’t even have 100,000 Youtube views at the time of this posting, and I have a feeling it could explode in the next week or so. Part of what we do here at CC is try to be early … Continue reading

/Tracks: The Stokes–Machu Piccu

Off of the long anticipated 2011 album release, Angles. It took them 5 years and a hibernation period that involved recording and writing songs in a cabin in the woods but it was well worth it, in the end. Especially when we hear songs like, “Machu Piccu.”  

/Tracks: Grits–My Life Be Like

It is rare for us to put up music that strongly represents a religious faith; but here at the Collective, we really dig Grits….and their old school song from way back in 2003, “My Life Be Like.” This is Christian rap at its finest. Fun fact: The name “Grits” is an acronym standing for “Grammatical … Continue reading

/Tracks: Knowmads

Here’s a Knowmads freestyle from March 6, 2011: