That top five is all I have been keeping on repeat in the MP3 player this week. Varying styles, but seriously beautiful music.
01/A-Sides "Memory Lane" [damn, A-Sides sure knows how to pick those samples!]
02/Chaka Khan ft. Mary J. Blige "Disrespectful" [best track on Chaka's latest CD.]
03/Opus III Vs. Demonic 1 "Fine Day (DJ Nappy THUGSTEP refix)" [My nigga done done it again!]
04/Hell Rell ft. Young Dro "You Know What It Is" [Rell spits hot garbage on this, Dro does the damn thing, but that beat is what this is all about.]
05/Mala "Alicia" [One of the DMZ boys revamps an Alicia Keys interlude into a sexy Dubstep romp.]
the leak fantastic:
- Wu-Tang Clan "The Heart Gently Weeps" [shouts to Sach O @ Oh Word for the exclusive; RZA also chopped it up with All Hip-Hop about 8 Diagrams.]
- Beanie Sigel "What They Gonna Say To Me"
- Eminem "Untitled" [ripped from a Whoo Kid show - whattup eskay!?]
- 50 Cent "So Seriousss"
- Nas "Surviving The Times"
- Wyclef ft. Paul Simon "Fast Car"
- Alicia Keys ft. Q Da Kid "No One (Remix)"
- DJ Spinna ft. Phonte "Dillagence" [Peep eskay's post on this; some dope links in there]
- Boyz N Da Hood ft. Rick Ross "Paper"
- Young Buck "Class In Session" (Dissing Fat Joe, DJ Khaled & Lil' Wayne)
- Lloyd Banks "Death Wish" (Dissing Fat Joe & The LOX)
- Little Brother ft. Carlitta Durand "The Time Of Your Life"
- Donny Goines "Dot Com Freestyle"
- Notch "Bun Out Bad Mind (Benja Styles 'I'm So Hood' Remix)"
- Bangers & Cash "Bitch"
- JR Writer "Where You At"
- Hell Rell ft. Lil' Fame & Styles P "The Hardest Out (Remix)"
- LL Cool J "New York Gangstas" (NOTE: this is a HHG rip.)
- DJ Khaled ft. Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Lil' Wayne, Fat Joe, Rick Ross & Baby "I’m So Hood (Remix)"
- DJ Envy & Red Cafe ft. Sheek Louch & Kool G Rap "Buck Buck"
- Pete Rock "‘Till I Retire"
- Butta Verses ft. CL Smooth "War Of The Roses"
- Jim Jones & Max B "We Roll" (prod. by Pete Rock) [did you hear about Jim's new venture with Rick Rubin over at Sony? Miss Info has the, um, info.]
- Battles ft. Joell Ortiz "Leyendecker (DJ EMZ W.231 Remix)"
- Project Pat ft. Three 6 Mafia "Dont Call Me No More"
- N.O.R.E. "Call To Heaven (Phone Call to Pun)"
- Yung Joc, Lil' Wayne, Bump J, & Jim Jones "See It For Yourself (New Version)"
- Crooked I "Hip Hop Weekly #27 (Kill Us All Freestyle)"
- Fagget Fairys "Uzela"
- DJ Illo has a "Doubletime Bounce" Remix of 50 Cent's "Ayo Technology" floatin' about.
I recently got an e-mail inre: this UK DMC turntablist champion, JFB. He's representing Brighton, UK, and dropped two mixes for the massive: here's a Drum & Bass Mix for August 2007, and a here's one that's a "DJ Battle Jam" CD mix. Hit up dude's MySpace for more info.
DJ Trackstar's Boogie Bang 9.5 (The Interlude) is available for you guys; this is to tide you over 'til that Boogie Bang X drops:
Kanye West/Lil Wayne-Barry Bonds
Crooked I-Uh Oh Freestyle
UGK/TI-Hit the Block
Big Will-TV (prod. Mr. Skip-A-Beat)
Lupe Fiasco/Gemini-We On
Playaz Circle/Lil Wayne-Duffle Bag Boy
David Banner-So Special
Chamillionaire/Slick Rick-Hip Hop Police
Joell Ortiz-Caught Up
Tef Poe-144 Bars (prod. Dro)
Styles P-Stop Skeemin
Crooked I-New West Anthem
Joell Ortiz/Ras Kass/Stimuli/Grafh-125 pt 3
Vandalyzm/Royce 5'9/Naledge-The Last Time (prod. 9th Wonder)
Talib Kweli/Justin Timberlake-The Nature
Kanye West/Dwele-Flashing Lights
Kanye West/Mos Def-Good Night
Common-Break My Heart
Screwz N Scripts-Way Back When (prod. Troublestylez)
Little Brother-Good Clothes
There's a couple of Whoo Kid-helmed mixtapes about: both G-Unit Radio 25 (Hosted by Chris Rock) with 50 Cent and The Cons Vol. 5 (Refuse To Die) with Consequence are floating about...
Benja Styles, DJ Envy & JDS have a new mixtape out there entitled Philly Love (The Spotlight Is On); grab it, then check the tracklist:
1. DJ ENVY INTRO
2. JAKK FROST ft. STARR MINA "PHILLY PHAT BOSS"
3. GILLIE DA KID "GET DOWN ON THE GROUND"
4. E NESS "NEVA GON GIVE UP"
5. YOUNG CHRIS ft. REVENUE RICH "STUNTIN"
6. PEEDI CRAKK "CRAZY"
7. CASSIDY ft. A.R. "DEALER"
8. GILLIE DA KID ft. BUMP "BIRDS FLY HIGH"
9. FREEWAY "CATCH ME IF YOU CAN"
10.FREEWAY "BEEN THERE DONE THAT"
11.E NESS "U RIGHT GO AHEAD"
12.BEANIE SIGEL & FREEWAY "CAN'T TELL ME NOTHING" (REMIX)
14.JAY-Z & BEANIE SIGEL "WHAT WE DO" (BENJA STYLES REMIX)
15.PEEDI CRAKK "IT'S LIKE THAT"
16.DJ ENVY INTERLUDE
17.E NESS "187 REDRUM"
18.EVE "TAMBOURINE" (BENJA STYLES REMIX)
19.JAKK FROST "THROW IT UP"
20.CASSIDY "IT'S ALL GOOD"
21.YOUNG CHRIS "GUNSHOT"
22.BEANIE SIGEL "WHAT THEY GONNA SAY TO ME"
23.BAHAMADIA "UKNOWHOWWEDOIT"(BENJA STYLES FLASHING LIGHTS REMIX)
24.DJ ENVY INTERLUDE
25.FRECK BILLIONAIRE "HARDCORE"
26.E NESS "U AIN'T HANGIN WIT ME"
27.FUNKMASTER FLEX INTERLUDE
28.PEEDI CRAKK "COME AND GET ME"
29.YOUNG CHRIS "I RUN THE BLOCK"
30.DJ ENVY INTERLUDE
31.DA YOUNGSTAS "HIP HOP RIDE" (BENJA STYLES REMIX 2007)
32.BEANIE SIGEL ft R KELLY "ALL THE ABOVE"
33.LADY B INTERLUDE
34.OMILIO SPARKS "DJ TURN IT UP" REMIX (PRODUCED BY BENJA STYLES & YOUNG CAB)
35.DJ ENVY OUTRO
36.RAMBO(NAMM BRIGADE) "DO THE PIGGY" (BONUS TRACK)
Cotdamn. I like how Benja revamped "Hip Hop Ride" though.
This week's DNB fix over at the DPD: FYLP (oct. 5th 2007 edition) features nastiness from the likes of Wicked Sway, DJ Hayze, State of Mind B2B Trei, the last BBC 1xtra show from DJ Flight, as well as Chris Goss & Tomahawk stepping in for DJ Hype on Kiss 100, with a special Cyantific guest mix to boot!
We're gonna take it back a bit with this video selection:
East Flatbush Project "Tried By 12"
Enjoy this Indian Summer. Until next time...