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T.I. – Like That

May 16th, 2012 by | Hip-Hop/Rap |

T.I. brings us his single “Like That” off of his upcoming album Trouble Man, scheduled to release on September 4th, the day before the season 2 premiere of “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle“. Check out the song and enjoy!


Check out the song below! –


-EllisD  @DreamChaserLSD


Travi$ Scott feat. T.I. – Animal

April 12th, 2012 by | Hip-Hop/Rap |

Travi$ Scott has been making moves since he dropped his track “XX” produced by award winning Lex Luger. He has been meeting with many of the worlds best rappers, and on his latest hit, Animal, he got Grand Hustle’s very own T.I. to be featured on it. His fan base continues to grow, and he has yet to release his upcoming EP Owl Pharaoh, which is scheduled to release sometime before the Summer. Knowing that he has such a big fan base before his EP even dropped, I can’t even imagine how big he will be in the next months. Be on the look out, Owl Pharaoh and make sure to follow Travi$ Scott on twitter. @TrvisXX

-EllisD / @EllisDxX

If your into up-and-coming music, check out Travi$ Scott‘s “Analogue” featured on our latest Best You Never Heard 6: Spring Fling, out now on Bandcamp.


Young Jeezy (ft. T.I.) – F.A.M.E.

September 29th, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap |

To commemorate T.I.‘s first day as a free man. Jeezy decides to grace him with an invite to feature on one of his tracks, what an honor. A typical Young Jeezy song, he always sounds angry. Although I don’t know why, I’m sure he’s fairly rich. But anyway, T.I. sounds good on this, not too rusty after sometime in the slammer.

Young Jeezy (ft. T.I.) – F.A.M.E.

Mashup Monday: D.veloped

August 8th, 2011 by | Mashup, Mashup Monday |

Sorry for the inconsistencies with the various features we bring to you guys. With Mashup Monday, it’s not that we don’t have mashups to blog about, it’s just I’m not in the mood for mashups every Monday.

This week, we present to you D.veloped who probably released one of my new favorite mashups with “Brassified Information”. He used the instrumentals to my old ring-tone from The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, “The Impression That I Get”. Not only does he use probably the most awesome Ska band’s instrumentals as the beat to the song but grabs vocals from a couple of female hip-hop artists for a catchy fun mashup.
Brassified Information Ft. Missy & Nicki
Next we got “Son Of A Nun” which features Nelly and some interesting chill instrumentals.
Son Of A Nun Ft. Nelly
A must-download if you are a fan of Blink-182, probably my favorite band from the late 90’s/early 00’s period. D.veloped takes the instrumentals to “What’s My Age Again?” and uses a sick guitar riff sample to build a dope beat with hip-hop vocals from a few different hip-hop songs.
Throw Some D’s On That Blink
Lastly a mashup that features an indie folk/rock instrumental to open the song then with a hip-hop beat coming in with a variety of mainstream hip-hop/pop vocals with a T.I. vocal leading the way. This mashup picks up great.
Bring Em Home (Gold Jacket Remix)
For more on D.veloped, follow him on facebook and twitter. Also check out his soundcloud for more music on him.

Featuring B.o.B. with Spodee, T.I. & One Republic

July 3rd, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop |

Three songs that feature Bobby Ray aka B.o.B. He’s tremendously talented with rapping and singing. In these three songs he continues to show off his rap skills and bring the fun that music lacks sometimes these days with all the songs being about relationships and shit. Anyway, I’m a little drunk so not the best with words right now but I’m good at bringing great music.
T.I. – We Don’t Get Down Like Y’all (Feat. B.o.B.)
Spodee – Sunlight [Ft. B.o.B. & Mitchelle’l]
One Republic – Good Life (Remix) (feat. B.o.B.)

Mashup Monday: virgins of BtB

March 21st, 2011 by | Mashup, Mashup Monday |

First RIP Nate Dogg, “Regulate” is one of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time!

Now onto some mashups. The mashup artists below have never been featured on Before the Bigs. The first few mashups are pretty chill while the last two have more upbeat electronic beats/synths to them.

First we got Vico Ono who uses the rapping from Skee-Lo over the always chill Jack Johnson instrumentals. If a music video was made for this song, it would be somebody laying down at the beach and slowly fall asleep, entering the dream sequence of the lyrics from Skee-Lo.
I Wish I Was Jack Johnson by Vico Ono
Next we got Fissunix who uses the instrumentals to the song all white people know the lyrics of versus the vocals of a Two Door Cinema Club song I love the instrumentals of. Oasis instrumentals vs. TDCC vocals, let’s all chill by the camp fire to this song.
Wonderwall You Know by Fissunix
T.I. vs The Beatles! Imagine if T.I. came out on stage performing this song while holding all those weapons he illegally owned. I don’t know how I would respond to such a site. Well done Benjamin Dranklin, the two words to best describe this song would be safe hip-hop.
What You Know About Blackbird (T.I. vs The Beatles) by Benjamin Dranklin
Next we got Clubsauce who uses two underrated artists in Clipse and Bag Raiders. Clipse and Bun B on the rapping with Bag Raiders electronica instrumentals.
Clipse vs. Bag Raiders – Wamp Wamp by Mouth by Clubsauce
Lastly Mr Physix “Soldier of Luchini” is Camp Lo vs Rusko vs The Temper Trap. I like how all three of these artists are blended in although you can probably insert another hip-hop act other than Camp Lo and still get a dope mashup. Download
Mr Physix-Soldier of Luchini (Camp Lo X Rusko X The Temper Trap)

Mashup Monday: The Friendly Giant, John Marr, Party Ben

February 21st, 2011 by | Mashup, Mashup Monday |

For this week’s mashup monday I decided to dedicate it to three emerging mashup DJ’s: The Friendly Giant, John Marr, and Party Ben. I have 2 songs I like a lot from each artist below to listen and download.

First we got John Marr, a UK DJ whose first mashup below adds a more elelectronic feel to Snow Patrol’s hit single “Chasing Cars”. In the second mashup it’s more a remix as Mike Posner originally used the Miami Horror song in another song of his. I like the party feel of it.
John Marr – Chasing Kylie (Snow Patrol vs Kylie Minogue)
John Marr – Sometimes Cooler Than Me (Mike Posner vs Miami Horror)
Next DJ is LA-based The Friendly Giant who is really good at mixing two catchy songs into a dope mashup. Two examples below.
The Friendly Giant – Forever (Drake vs Jack Johnson)
The Friendly Giant – Don’t Stop This Plane (Wiz Khalifa vs Journey)
Lastly Party Ben is probably my favorite of the three just because he’s been around the longest from what I know. Here’s two of my favorites by him, they are kind of old but still great.
Party Ben – Shame (At Nite) (Evelyn Chamagne King vs. Kid Cudi)
Party Ben – Live Your Life Punk (Rihanna/T.I. vs Vampire Weekend)

Mashup Monday: Global Mashup Crew

January 31st, 2011 by | Mashup, Mashup Monday |

A month late but worth your wait! A collective of mashup artists called the Global Mashup Crew dropped a 10-track mixtape near the end of 2010 called Global Mashup Crew Biggest Hits 2010 (Download).The mixtape is worth downloading; honestly I kept around 7 of the mashups. Below are a few of my favorites that should convince you on downloading it plus the tracklisting.
Ha! Yes – I Know (Two Door Cinema Club VS Drake)
Big Z Remixes – Animal (Drake VS Neon Trees VS T.I.)
Doubleyou – Luda’s Magnetic Mafia (Ludacris VS Magnetic Man VS Swedish House Mafia)

Mainstream hip-hop update *Kanye, T.I., Game, Eminem & more

January 26th, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, R&B |

Did you watch the above video yet? It’s pretty weird but I guess David Guetta really likes the little weird looking kid to have him lip sync over some mainstream hits David Guetta produced. Do you think it’s weirder than this video with 50 cent?

We almost always post up-and-coming artists but occasionally I like to update you on some of the mainstream acts putting out dope new songs. Here’s 5 songs from some of the best artists in the game.

Eminem – Syllables Ft. Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Stat Quo, 50 Cent & Ca$hi$
Game – Taylor Made (Feat. Wiz Khalifa) [Produced By Che Vicious]
Jay Sean – Hit The Lights ft. Lil Wayne
Kanye West – Eyes Closed
T.I. – Follow Your Dreams Ft. Shun Hendrix

Olu – Fire Fight

December 7th, 2010 by | Hip-Hop/Rap |

Olu is an artist that will blow up once he releases more original material. That’s when record label’s will start recognizing his talent.

On “Fire Fight”, Olu brings his superb flow over a really hot beat. Enjoy!


If your wondering where Olu got this beat, it’s from Wiz Khalifa’s “Real Estate” and T.I.’s “Pop Bottles”. I know, I personally hate freestyles over other beats but some rappers are exceptions.

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