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Playlistings 10: The End.

Bendey's album artwork section in his portfolio has gotta be full by now. ha

Beautiful artwork once again from Mr. UAC himself.

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I’m overcome with great sadness to announce that this will be the final Playlistings mixtape to release. Some of you may have noticed that past links have been removed by the RIAA because of copyright infringements. Although the VividUnderground and the DKALife attempt to bring you each day’s newest worry-free tracks that circumnavigate the globe within seconds each day in a legal manner, we can’t guarantee that each track doesn’t slip through the cracks and somehow inevitably prevents a multi-millionaire from making that down payment on a Bentley covered in gold (Bender is a little salty haha.  I blame the record labels more than the artists themselves, since its normally the artists that are proud to show their new work *G.O.O.D Friday’s for example…one of the reasons I love hiphop is because the artists are constantly putting out great material…record label or not.  In today’s world, you don’t really NEED a record label to be successful.  ie. Cudi’s “Day and Night”, Drake’s “Best I Ever Had”.  You just have to be good enough to get the attention of other artists and bloggers..and well, people)

I wouldn’t say there will NEVER be another Playlistings…but we’re definitely going to take a break.  So enjoy it.  Its been a pleasure.

Kanye West . Looking For Trouble (Feat. Pusha T, CyHi The Prynce, Big Sean & J. Cole)
Lupe Fiasco . Show Goes On
Lil Wayne . 30 Minutes To New Orleans
J. Cole . I’m Coming Home
Los . Incredible (Feat. Carmen)
Wiz Khalifa . Stuntin’
Nelly . Go (Feat. Talib Kweli & Ali)
Kid Cudi . Maybe
Kinetics . Sign Language (Feat. One Love & Wynter Gordon)
T.I. . Dying In Your Arms (Feat. Jazmine Sullivan)
Kid Ink . Double Take (Feat. Bei Maejor)
J. Cole . Home For The Holidays
Lil Wayne . Fire Flame [RMX] (Feat. Birdman)
Sam Adams . Lion’s Den
Kanye West . Chain Heavy (Feat. Talib Kweli & Consequence)
The Cool Kids . Big Talk
Wiz Khalifa . Huey Newton (Feat. Curren$y)
Los . Cuttin’ Up (Feat. Courtney Owens)

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I’ll still be posting hot tracks from time to time.  So keep The DKA Life bookmarked. hah.

Couple bonus trackssss for ya. (via HHU)

Dr. Dre ft. Eminem, Liz Rodrigues – I Need a Doctor

Nicki Minaj ft. Kanye West – Blazin

Rosewood!

DKA outtttt.

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Playlistings Vol. 9

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Autumn is beginning and I don’t even notice any difference.  Everyday its 82 and sunny here. Sigh, I miss home sometimes…then I could at least blame my moods on the weather.  Bendey dropped this cover art and it just added salt to the wound….thanks Bendey…haha.  Never the less Playlistings 9 has dropped in appropriate fashion.  Just in the middle of football season.  Once the color fades and you’re all blinded by white everyday, don’t be afraid to show your face down here.  I’ll accept you with open arms.

Tracklist:

1   Joe Budden – Inception
2   Sterling Simms – All These (Feat. Kid Ink)
3   Rihanna – What’s My Name? (Feat. Drake)
4   Kanye West – Dark Fantasy
5   Kid Cudi – Maniac (Feat. Cage)
6   Petey Pablo – Down Here (Feat. Lil Wayne & Rick Ross)
7   La Roux – In For The Kill [RMX] (Feat. Kanye West)
8   Wiz Khalifa – Know Your Name
9   Nelly – Long Gone (Feat. Chris Brown & Plies)
10   Jamie Foxx – Living Better Now (Feat. Rick Ross)
11   Chiddy Bang – Young Blood [RMX]
12   J.Cole – I’m On It
13   UNKLE – The Runaway (Feat. Lupe Fiasco)
14   Kanye West – Don’t Look Down (Feat. Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco & Big Sean)
15   Wiz Khalifa – In My Car [Tha Puff Bus]
16   Tabi Bonney – Make A Killin’ (Feat. Clipse)
17   MIMS – Winter Is My Summer (Feat. Gudda Gudda)
18   Nikki & Rich – City Lights (Feat. Fabolous)
19   Kanye West – Take One For The Team (Feat. Keri Hilson, Pusha T & Cyhi The Prince)
20   T.I. – Get Back Up (Feat. Chris Brown)
21   Loggy – Free To Be [RMX] (Feat. Philip Michael & Akon)

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-DKA out.



Playlistings Vol. 8

More dope cover art from Bendey

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Back by Popular Demand?

It is decidedly so.

Playlistings 8 is upon us my friends – brought to you by the good-natured souls at the Vivid Underground and The DKA Life. This week’s release carries a hefty dose of that “magic” in it.

Tracklist:
Kanye WestChristian Dior Denim Flow (feat. Kid Cudi, Pusha T, John Legend, Lloyd Banks & Ryan Leslie)
AkonGive It To ‘Em (feat. Rick Ross)
Bruno MarsLiquor Store Blues (feat. Damian Marley)
Chiddy BangHere We Go (feat. Q-Tip)
Yo GottiLook In The Mirror [RMX] (feat. Wale, J. Cole & Wiz Khalifa)
Chris BrownYeah 3x
Travis BarkerJump Down (feat. The Cool Kids)
Lil WayneI Don’t Like The Look Of It (feat. Gudda Gudda)
Kanye WestLost In The World (feat. Bon Iver)
10  LosTake Off (feat. Midas)
11  Chris BrownDueces [RMX] (feat. Drake, Kanye West & Andre 3000)
12  Lil WayneWith You (feat. Drake)
13  Sam AdamsBass Head
14  Trey SongzBottoms Up [RMX] (feat. Wiz Khalifa & Gucci Mane)
15  Christian RichSay My Name (feat. Colin Munroe)
16  Kid CudiDangerous
17  Lloyd BanksStart It Up (feat. Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, Ryan Leslie & Fabolous)
18  MarioMy Territory
19  Colin MunroeBulletproof Monster [Revox] (feat. La Roux & Nicki Minaj)
20  G CurtisFalling Up

You can rely on it.

DKA out.



Playlistings vol. 7

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I’ve been excited for this volume to drop.  It was only a few days ago that the rookie class was introduced to the Vivid/DKALife/hip-hop sector and it’s been nothing but G.O.O.D. music ever since. Kanye, XV, and Detroit’s very own Big Sean lock up the majority of the slots on this one. Chicago, Detroit, and hell, why not…Kansas City has earned it’s place on the map with XV’s “Vizzy Zone” mixtape coming out late last week. You’re about to get dialed in on this one!  Quite possibly the best Playlistings yet imo.

Volume 7 Tracklist:

Kanye WestRunaway (feat. Pusha T) (For my opinion on the VMA performance, click here)
Wiz KhalifaBlack & Yellow
XVBest Is Yet To Come (feat. Colin Munroe)
Chiddy BangFuck You [Remix]
Pimp CWhat Up (feat. Drake & Bun B)
Big SeanHome Town
Kanye WestMonster (feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver, Nicki Minaj)
FabolousYou Be Killin ‘Em
XVFalling Awake
Jason DeruloLiquor Love
P. ReignNever Looking Back
JeremihDown On Me (feat. 50 Cent)
K-YoungPlease Me (feat. Bobby Brackins & Yung Berg)
StromaeAlors On Danse (feat. Kanye West & Gilbere Forte)
IYAZFight 4 U
JeremihWe Like To Party
Big SeanMy Closet
Taio CruzWhat You Need
XVMay The Force Be With You (feat. Killer Mike & Mac Miller)
Kanye WestG.O.O.D. Friday (feat. Common, Kid Cudi, Pusha T, Big Sean, Charlie Wilson)
PitbullHey Baby [Drop It To The Floor] (feat. T-Pain)
Gorilla ZoeJust Like My Chevy (feat. Snoop Dogg)
Trey SongzLove Me Better

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This tape is tailgate approved.  Listen to good music and look cool AT THE SAME TIME for free.

DKA out.

B/C I love you all.



Playlistings Vol, 6: Back 2 School Special

(notice the shoeprint)

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This year, as backpacks are being filled, it’s a good idea to fill your iPod while you’re at it. This  Playlistings release showcases a short (but potent) tracklist of hip-hop’s incoming freshman class. Although these names might be somewhat new, I can promise you they won’t be by the time you bomb that first exam. So to all those who are saddling up for a new year full of fresh pencils, pens, brand new kicks, and squeaky clean notebooks; you’ve got company. Check these new artists out.

Tracklist:

The Dean’s ListCollege Girls (feat. Jordan Brown)
Mac MillerKool Aid & Frozen Pizza
Kid InkAll I Know (feat. Sterling Simms)
DLRNReset (feat. Prometheus Brown & Illecism)
Diggy SimmonsGreat Expectations (feat. Bei Maejor)
Sean BrownChange (feat. Ty$)
XVWe Zonin’
LosTheme Song (feat. DC)

P.S. I feel bad for anyone who never had the chance to rock LA Gear’s back in the 90′s.  I hope they make a return soon.  Get those A’s kids.

DKA outttt.



Playlistings: Vol. 5

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Volume 5 is released despite things heating up in Chicago and Miami. The DKA Life will be squeezing the work in between PA classes from now on, while The Vivid Underground is busy earning those dead presidents. This Playlistings edition has got a bit of everything; reggae, remixes, R with-a-little-bit-of-B, radio destined rips, and some regular ol’ ridiculous rap bangers.  We’ll be tryin’ our best to keep ya all updated.  “LISSSSTENNNN” -DJ Khaled

Mr. HudsonLove Never Dies
K-OSFaith (feat. Drake)
Big SeanWhatever You Want (feat. Kanye West)
PillMy Team
Wiz KhalifaRadio
Lupe FiascoGo To Sleep
Kid Cudi – Mr. Rager
KeyzGo Home (feat. XV)
WaleHold You [Freestyle]
Big BoiTangerine (feat. T.I.)
GLCGot Me Gone
Mickey FactzParadise
3OH!3Double Vision [Remix] (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
Kanye West – Power [Remix] (feat. Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz)
IyazPretty Down (feat. Rick Ross & Richie Wess)
Big SeanWhat I Do
SizzlaGive Me A Try
Diggy SimmonsOh Yeah (feat. Lupe Fiasco & Pharrell)
Sean GarrettFeel Love (feat. Drake)
Young Ca$hStack A Million (feat. Field Mob)

Lincoln couldn’t say it any better–download this shit.

-DKA out.



Playlistings: Vol. 4

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Ye won (for the record)

“PLAYLISTINGS: TRY IT”-50 cent

Noooo sadly Fiddy won’t be making an appearance on the mixtape, but rest assured its still full of new music goodness.

Back by popular request, The DKA Life and Vivid Underground have released another volume of Playlistings.  Another healthy dose of nutrient rich songs to help your brain function to its full potential.
Bender has been working on this mixtape cover since the beginning of Playlistings, back in June, and has been chompin at da bit to release it to you guys.  Some important nutrients I recommend is of course the Ye, DlRn, and Wa-Le.  Give it a listen, and let us know what ya think and what your favorites are.

Tracklist:

Lil Wayne – Right Above It (feat. Drake)
Bei Maejor – Drinks On Me (feat. Trey Songz)
Wale – Black N Gold
Kanye West – See Me Now (feat. Beyonce & Charlie Wilson)
Josh Sallee – DreamLand
Wiz Khalifa – Hey Girl
Spitfiya – Got Me Gone
Bun B – Real Live (feat. The Gator & GLC)
Wale – The Breeze [Cool] (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
DLRN – Trill Cosby (feat. C-Plus & Task1ne)
Flo Rida – Why You Up In Here (feat. Ludacris & Gucci Mane)
Kid Cudi – Wylin’ Cause I’m Young (feat. Kanye West)
Bei Maejor – I’m On It (feat. T-Pain)
Mansions on the Moon – She Makes Me Feel (feat. Richie Sosa)
J. Cole – Blow Up

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Glug, glug, glug..  ahhhh Urban Rawberry, so good.
DKA out.