Friday, April 06, 2007

Friday, April 6th 2007 playlist



What a wild week. I went on my grind, and got a few interviews. Hopefully one in particular pans out. In any case, another varied week, plus an ASSLOAD of leakage for you leak-fiends. Peep game:

01/Mala "Changes" [dubstep anthem? Possibly...]
02/Mims ft. Junior Reid & Cham "This Is Why I'm Hot (Remix)" [tracks like this make up for shitty LPs. even if it's the only hot joint on this album...]
03/Kryptic Minds & Leon Switch "Roads Less Travelled" [simply beautiful DNB.]
04/UGK ft. Outkast "International Player's Anthem" [that beat is so dope. Outkast does their thing, but not much better than the version with Three 6 Mafia.]
05/KRS-One & Marley Marl "Kill A Rapper" [jacked Chris Rock's routine, but a dope track nonetheless.]
06/Electrosoul System "The Vision" [always nice to see some techy-liquid vibes out there. Nice signing for Teebee...]
07/Grit Boys ft. Paul Wall VS. Virgo "Drank In Your System (DJ Nappy Thugstep Mix)" [had to do it.]
08/Mutt "Let's Get Away" [gotta love free, soulful DNB.]
09/Tes La Rok "Hypnotise" [gotta love free, emotional dubstep.]
10/Apex ft. Ayah "Space Between" [the producing half of Unknown Error going all liquid on us. Expect more bangers from this cat in the near future...]

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Leak-fiends, unite!:

Twista, Speedknot Mobstaz & R. Kelly "This Is Why I'm Hot (Remix)" [this is why I'm cold?]
50 Cent "Straight To The Bank" [boy is doing it on the diss level.]
The Game "Body Bags" [back on the G-Unit like it was never off...]
Eve "Tambourine" [Swizz Beatz on the club banger.]
Royce Da 5'9" "Hit 'Em" [when is the Preemo/Royce LP coming?]
Big T.W.I.N. ft. Prodigy "In The Smash" [I dunno what's going on here...]
ANS "Tipped" [nice dubstep for those who know.]
Black Milk ft. Royce Da 5'9" & Guilty Simpson "Sound The Alarm (Remix)" [loving this beat!]
Lil' Troy "Still A Bitch In My Book" [LOL]
The Game "Vida AKA They Love It" [Game dissin' Vida. What good is gonna come out of it!?]

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If you are looking for mixes from talent like Utah Jazz, Notion, Fanu & Perpetuum & friends, check out this week's FYLP over at DPD.

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Here's a few mixtapes for you: TEKDBZ's "HEAT, Vol. 2" and "The EPiphany" are available for dload NOW. Also, Big Mike & Poobs crafted a new mixtape from Styles P (download HERE).


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And here are a few random bits: 50 Cent speaking on what sounds like a crew-less future to G-Unit ($20 says they are disbanded and either replace with new cats or 50 will just spit it himself... there is also a John Brown SoundBoard for those who are a bit TOO into The white Rapper Show. Enjoy it though!


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That's it for this week. Check out this freestyle of Black Ice's on BET's Rap City:


Until next time...

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

LOST, Season 3: "Left Behind" [precap]

This one is quick, for there isn't much info about... just a few links:


Kate flashback this week BTW.

Until next time...

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

TEKDBZ PRESENTS: HEAT VOL. 2/EPIPHANY MIXTAPES

It's that time again for the TEKDBZ Crew to show you cats what time it is on the fire mixtapes. Check out the press release for these slammin' mixtapes:

You’ve been patiently waiting for the next TEKDBZ explosion, and the time has come to feel the HEAT! These two mixtapes will not only showcase the versatility of the TEKDBZ sound and affiliates, but it will be another example of how forward-thinking this crew truly is.

When Hochi and Infiltrata first brought HEAT, VOL.1 to the masses, it was something many heads did not understand. While it was a straight-up DNB mixtape, it was wearing Chuck Taylors: the focus was showcasing a serious selection of Drum & Bass bangers, but in a Hip-Hop state of mind, from the intros to the drops to the overall feel of the tape. HEAT, VOL. 2 brings Hochi alongside The One, going from “The UK to the Bay” with their selection. Hochi steps up first, crafting a seamless blend of rough DNB beats, Hip-Hop blends, all creating an intense, speaker-bangin’ time. Exclusive drops from some of Hip-Hop’s biggest stars, rhymes from MCs like Messinian, Dre (winner of BBC 1Xtra’s XtraBass Awards 2007 Breakthrough MC award), Mental Sharp and more, and the hilarious interludes will further establish the hybrid style that TEKDBZ is slowly bringing forth. The One steps up for the 2nd half of HEAT, VOL. 2, bringing a choice crate of Grime tracks to the platform, playing yang to Hochi’s ying. You haven’t heard many mixtapes like this, especially coming from a brand that was initially seen as a DNB label. Get prepared.

On the 2nd mixtape, Armanni and Sharpness bring you EPIPHANY, a mixtape that truly let’s you know how hot of a pairing these two MCs are. For those of you who only know these two from their DNB output (URB’s 2006 DNB Single of the year "Fahrenheit 215”, “Hit ‘Em Hard”, etc.), you don’t know the half of this: straight up Hip-Hop flavor, from the story within the interludes to the choice of instrumentals (“Grammy Family”, “Make It Rain”, “Kick, Push”, etc.) to the plethora of styles these two possess. MCs who are more soldiers than rhymers, with a message and a knack for grabbin’ your ears and keeping you occupied. There’s always a load of people asking for some dope Hip-Hop to check out: look no further.

So, what have we learned from these two mixtapes? TEKDBZ is the future? There’s more to DNB than internet forums of One Nation dance floors? Hip-Hop can both make you dance and make you think? I think it’s safe to say that, with these two mixes as proof, all of the above would be the correct answer. Keep it locked to TEKDBZ.com for more news, more music, more tour dates… just MORE! 2k7 is OURS!


I think that pretty much sums it all up.

Download both of these for FREE:
"TEKDBZ PRESENTS: HEAT Vol. 2" (mixed by Hochi & The One) (DNB/Grime) (cover HERE)
"TEKDBZ AND GASM Present: MENTAL SHARP - The EPiphany" (Hip-Hop) (cover HERE)

I also started a thread over at DOA discussing the interlude on "HEAT Vol. 2" that plays a clip of Marcus Intalex diggin' at Photek, talking about a track sounding like Photek "when he was good", and the TEKDBZ throwing a sly barb at him over an Infiltrata remix of "Mr. Me Too" inna DNB meltdown. What's to come of BEEF in DNB?

Big up to Hochi and the entire TEKDBZ crew - each and every. And from what I hear, there's more fire to come!