Friday, June 22, 2007

False Media

The Fader was thinking the same thing I was thinking when I read ?uestlove's proclamation of The Roots' being on their 10th album: Huh? (Do the math... do compilation discs and live albums truly count?)

For good measure, peep out Black Thought saying all of The Roots LPs are his solo albums.

Friday, June 22nd 2007 playlist



You already know...

USDA ft. Fabolous, Lil' Wayne & Rick Ross "White Girl (Remix)"
M.I.A. "Boyz"
Guilty Simpson "Man's World"
Cassidy ft. Swizz Beatz "Drink And My Two Step"
Talib Kweli "Hostile Gospel"
Saigon ft. Blam "Don't You Be Da Nigga"
WC ft. The Game "Westcoast Voodoo"
Uncle Murder "Faggots"
Ne-Yo ft. Mary J. Blige "Do You (Remix)"
The Nextmen ft. Naledge "Knowledge Be Born"
A couple Trae tracks, courtesy of Rizoh: "Rock & Roll" and "Bartender (Freestyle)". Peep out "Smile", which features Jadakiss & Styles P, as well.
Sean Paul "Watch Dem Roll"
Crooked I "Hip-Hop Weekly #12 (Big Shit Poppin')"
A few T.I. cuts: "Watch What You Say" ft. Jay-Z (includes HipHopDX drops and "Help Is Coming" (prod. by Just Blaze).
Turntablerocker "Rings (Simon V Remix)"
Little Brother "Good Clothes"
Sean Price ft. Buckshot "Frankenstein"
Young Buck "Not Gon' Play With Y'all *DJ Khaled Diss*"
Freeway "Money In The Bank Freestyle"
Freaky Zeekey ft. Lil' Wayne & Jha Jha "Beat Without Bass"
Ja Rule ft. Lil' Wayne "Uh Ohhhhh"
BG ft. Young Jeezy "Hustle"
Kelly Rowland "Flashback"

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Dubstep wunderkid Skream graced the BBC Radio 1 studios with his Essential Mix; check the massive tracklisting on this beast:

1.Skream-Hedd Banger-Dub
2.Skream-Percression-Dub
3.Skream-Shake It-Dub
4.Skream-Hurt Them-Dub
5.Skream-Movin Snarez-Disfigured Dubz 001
6.Mark Ashken-Size 3 (Skreamix)
7.Skream N CLue Kid-SandSnake-Disfigured Dubz 001
8.Skream-Lemon-Dub
9.Warrior Queen-Take Time-Dub
10.Skream-Chest Boxin-Tempa
11.Skream-Dubbers Anonnymous2-Tempa
12.Skream-2D-Tempa
13.Zinc featuring Slarta John-Flim (Skreamix)-Dub
14.Coki-Untitled-Big Apple Music
15.Skream/Mala-Anti-Tapped-Dub
16.Unknown-Alicia-Promo
17.Skream-Nemesis-Dub
18.Skream-The Line-Dub
19.Skream-Tortured Soul-Tempa
20.Benga-Skunk Tip(Skreamix)-Tempa
21.Skream-Skwelcha-Dub
22.Skream-Sine-Us-Dub
23.Distance-Nightvision(Skreamix)-Dub
24.Black Ghost-Find Some way(Skream N Plastician Refix)-Southern Fried
25-Rusko-Jah Hova-Sub Soldiers
26-Skream-Losin Control-Tempa
27.Magnetic MAn-What's Happenin?-Dub
28.Coki-BloodThirst-Dub
29.Skream-Wobble That Gut-Dub
30.Slazenger-8ateBall
31.Skream ft Warrior Queen-Check It-Tempa
32.Coki-SpongeBob-Big Apple
33.Skream-Oskillata-Dub
34.Skream-Murdera-Dub
35.Neon Hitch-Derek(BiPolarMen Refix)-The Beats
36.Skream-Make Me(DistanceRemix)-Dub
37.SeventeenEvergreen-Ensoniq(BiPolarMen Refix)-Dub
38.Skream-Krash-Dub
39.Skream-Midnight RequestLine-Tempa
40.Skream-C.R.O Dub-Dub
41.Klaxons-Not Over Yet(Skreamix)-EMI
42.Benga-Untitled


Cot-DAMN!

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The J-Love & CNN mixtape, Still Reporting, should still be available to you. [NahRight]

PalmsOutSounds' Mix Series vol. 2 has Them Jeans featured. No joke, party starter. Don't sleep.

Over at Che Sing The Cool, a Juneteenth mixtape celebration came about. Very inspiring.

If DNB is what you need, check today's FYLP over @ the digest: new Lifted Music podcast, as well as mixes from ShockOne, Phetsta, High Rankin, Realtime and Thew0rks. HEAVY BIDNESS!

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That's it for this week. Enjoy your weekend. I hope to get a few winks in mine.

Until next time... namaste.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Summertime Has Begun

Let's bring it in with style...

Mungo Jerry "In The Summertime"

Shaggy, eat your heart out.

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince "Summertime"

classic Summer anthem

Go put some sun on ya face.

MF DOOM Nike SB Dunk High


Pic jacked from SMARTENUPNAS (via skatehere.com). Not sure how I feel about these, personally, but DOOM DUNKS is a good look, regardless. I just wouldn't wear them.

More info @ Hypebeast.

And now, the perfect opportunity to play MF Doom's "I Hear Voices" video:

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Duck Down 2K7 Info

No wonder the new LP ain't out yet...

I've been a fan of Buckshot, the BCC and all of the Duck Down Records family since I heard Black Moon's "Who Got Da Props?" back in the day. We're talking about classic Hip-Hop, when "backpacking" was about carrying stolen loot in ya knapsack, not books. Talking about grimey spitting when the only nasty niggas was ODB and Onyx. In any case, with a new, revamped website, the Double D is set to take 2007 and make it their year. Here are some projects they have forthcoming:
  • First off, they are now getting their distro from Koch, so hopefully their release-game steps up
  • Sean Price's Master P mixtape is set to drop in a bit (I'm loving that Pen & Pixel-style cover); he also has a title for his next solo album, Mic Tyson, but hasn't started work on that just yet. He's been getting courted by majors, and is also working on a project with Guilty Simpson & Black Milk. Say word. (check this interview for more P from P)
  • Steele has a mixtape coming, entitled Hotstyle Takeover. I can only imagine...
  • The Boot Camp Clik's compilation disc, Casualties of War, will be dropped previously-unreleased gems from The Last Stand and other knockers
  • Sean P and Rock are also working on a new Heltah Skeltah album, D.I.R.T., but there's no release date set as of yet
  • Coming in the Fall of 2007 will be a new Smif-N-Wessun album, as well as The Formula, which is the title of the follow-up to 9th Wonder & Buckshot's Chemistry album. Big tings.
  • Be on the lookout for Duck Down to start branching out, and giving looks to non-BCC bredren: the first fruits of that labor is an Ed O.G.-helmed collective called Special Teamz, with their Stereotypez project, which is slated to drop in September of 2007. This project is set to feature production from DJ Premier, Pete Rock, The Alchemist, Marco Polo, Jake One, Ill Bill and others, with guest mic work from Devin the Dude, Sean Price, Buckshot, Ill Bill, Akrobatik and more!

Seeing as though we are on a BCC/Duck Down mode right now, I am going to take this opp to YouTube-link some of my fav BCC-related videos from them. Let's take a look back...

Smif-N-Wessun "Sound Bwoy Buriell"


Fab 5 "Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka"


Black Moon "How Many MCs"


Sean Price "Boom Bye Yeah"


Smif-N-Wessun "Won On Won"


For more Duck Down/BCC videos, hit up their YouTube Channel.

For more Duck Down/BCC related info, hit up Duck Down's website. You can also point your mouse to the Boot Camp Clik MySpace page.

Kimbo Slice: out of the backyard?

Kimbo Slice = The Man. Plain and simple. This dude is RAW in terms of his knuckle game, but I figured neph would just be a celebrity internets. I had no idea that when I peeped the Sports section of my local paper, I'd be hearing that Kimbo was fighting in Atlantic City for the Cage Fury Fighting Championship... this Saturday! Against Ray Mercer... this will be his MMA debut, and should be an interesting matchup.

I don't doubt Slice's skills... I think he could take anyone. The thing I doubt is Mercer's mental state. Dogs, you're 46 years old, taking on KIMBO FUCKING SLICE, IN A CAGE!??!!

Mercer must not have les internets in his cribbo. Peep Slice doing his dirt and getting that gwap:







and here is the infamous loss of Kimbo's to Sean Gannon:


Kimbo owns. Peep out this interview he gave back in March; he sounds like a humble dude. I bet he'd smack fire out'ya ass, though. My money's on Kimbo whupping Mercer like WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Happy Juneteenth!


Get your freedom on! For more Juneteenth info, just Google the shit.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Is this still news?

On my lunch right now, I'm peeping out the Entertainment section of Google News, and saw two links that just don't seem like news: Michael Moore's Sicko has been pirated on your internets two weeks before release... as has Kelly Clarkson's forthcoming album.

Now, without getting into specifics on how I might know any of this info, neither of those headlines is very striking to me. If the Entertainment industry knew what really went down in terms of pre-release leaks, their collective heads (and bank accounts) would explode. I know why these two releases in particular have been targeted: they have BEEN targeted, from Moore's recent dustups and the whole Kelly Clarkson Vs. Clive Davis fiasco. But really, its not like other entertainers have been idle - beef sells, just ask 50.

I'm just wondering if the fact that we still need "OH SHIT, XXXX HAS JUST BEEN LEAKED ON THE INTERWEB" headlines is part of the reason why P2P trading is still such a big issue, or an issue that can get blown out of proportion. Or maybe situations like these will help the MPAA/RIAA/whomever rethink how they distro releases, to help persuade the ones who might happen to download the thing after reading about it in the news to not grab it for free, but go see the movie or go cop the CD.

Silly bitches.

EDIT: Ask Jive Records and Chris Brown what can happen when your single gets leaked 4 months before the CD drops...