Friday, July 20, 2007

On That Leak: Havoc "Be There"


From his forthcoming solo LP, The Kush (September 18th):




I'm getting my feet wet with this DivShare thing. Expect more heat in the near future...

Get more Havoc info via his MySpace page.

Friday, July 20th 2007 playlist


01/Rufige Kru's Malice In Wonderland CD. (yes, the entire CD. yes, you need to cop it PRONTO!)
02/Utah Jazz "Feeling Inside" (just beautiful.)
03/Verse & SP:MC "Lost Souls" (two of the DNB scene's best new jacks on the boards. That retrofuture funk.)
04/Ghostface Killah "One" (absolute gem. how did Superb write this??!?!?!?)
05/Cherish ft. Sean P (of YoungbloodZ) "Do It To It (DJ Nappy vs. Slaughter Mob THUGSTEP Mix)" (THUGSTEP: it ain't just traps and crack.)
06/Saigon ft. Swizz Beatz "C'mon Baby" (I need an instrumental of this.)
07/Twisted Individual "Meat Injection" (DNB's T.I. stays consistent on the low.)
08/Radar & Z-Trip "Private Parts" (one of my fav "turntablist" cuts of all time.)
09/Gein vs. Arsenic "Bitch" (best cut on the new Freak Recordings LP, hands down.)
10/Prince Paul "Dimepieces" (you gotta love Paul and his underrated Psychoanalysis album. Grab it if you doubt me.)

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"high off that LEAK smoke"

Uncle Murder "Lick The Rapper"
Killah Priest ft. Nas "Gun For Gun"
Public Enemy "Harder Than You Think"
Linkin Park "Bleed It Out"
Two cuts from The DEY: "Get The Feeling" and "Dame Un Momento" (more on The DEY HERE)
M.I.A. "Come Around (DJ Ellesoc Remix)"
Dima Bilan "Number One Fan" (prod. by Timbaland)
Cassidy "I Get Money Freestyle" (Kanye West did one, too, then speaks on Beanie's fashion comment/diss)
Termanology "So Amazing" (prod. by DJ Premier)
Common ft. Lily Allen "Drive Me Wild (Live)" : "Drive Me Wild (cd version)"; here's a few more Common cuts, courtesy of NahRight: "Play Your Cards Right" (ft. Bilal) and a CDQ (finally) of "Southside", which features Kanye.
Sean Price ft. Big Shug "Legbreakers"
Royce Da 5'9 "The Return"
Raekwon ft. Ice Water & Remy Ma "Tell Me How You Like It"
Fantasia ft. Polow Da Don & Young Jeezy "When I See You (Remix)" (prod. by Polow Da Don)
Statik Selektah ft. AZ & Cormega "No Holding Back"
MURS "Dreadlocks"
M.O.P. "Sharks" [peep this HHNLive interview with Billy Danze.]
Cormega ft. Hell Rell "Stuntin'"
Joell Ortiz ft. 50 Cent "I Get Money freestyle"
Copywrite "Waiting To Inhale" (prod. by J Dilla)
Shop Boyz ft. Lil' Wayne & Chamillionaire "Party Like A Rockstar (Remix)"
Phonte ft. Odisee "All Because She's Gone"
Here's a gang of Wordsmith freestyles: "Hail To Tha Hypeman freestyle" (ft. SoL Tha Analyst, prod. by Street Level), "BattleBars Vol. 1 Freestyle" (prod. by Street Level), "Boy Looka Here freestyle" and "Gone Too Far freestyle" (with DJ Denox)
Freekey Zekey ft. Cam’ron & Juelz Santana "Daddy’s Back" (more Dipset: Jim Jones & Max B on Hot97 with Funkmaster Flex)
Boot Camp Clik "BK All Day"
Fabolous ft. NE-YO & Euricka "Make Me Better (Remix)"
Crooked I "Hip-Hop Weekly #16 (My Bitch freestyle)"
Camp Lo "Soul Fever"
50 Cent is always fun to listen to on the radio and in interview. Eskay has zShare links to 50;s latest Hot 97 tirade, saying he isn't moving his 9/11 release date (Kanye Vs. Curtis), speaking on Hova and other gems: LINK

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Chamillionaire has unleashed his Mixtape Messiah 3 (powerd by sendspace PRO - good lookin' out, Cham!) - he's even offered it as a DVD (not sure how that works, but once I get some blanks, I'll find out). Here's the tracklisting:

1. Get Ya Burners Out
2. Money Already Made
3. Get on my level
4. Livin good
5. Its just pain
6. The call
7. Nothin but Lies
8. Ima playa fasho
9. Roy Woods Jr. Skit
10. Failures Not an Option
11. Got a lot of options
12. See it in my eyes
13. Don't hurt em hammer
14. Roy wood Jr. Skit
15. Its on
16. You a dummy
17. Chamillionaire Speaks
18. Mo Scrilla
19. The Crowd goes wild
20. Makes me Stronger
21. Chamillionaire speaks
22. Famous ft. Chamillionaire Rain


He also wants you, the fans, to tell him what you think about the mixtape, so peep game and send Cham an e-mail.

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If you know what's good for you, you will dload this dubstep/grime/hybrid/forward thinking mix that Grievious Angel entitled "Dubstep Sufferah Volume 3" (hit this post on Blackdown for the scoop on GA, including an interview and links to Dubstep Sufferahs 1 and 2):

[00:00] Narcossist: No Love (CDR)
[03:36] Caspa: Homesick (CDR)
[04:24] DQ1: Gud Money (CDR - forthcoming on Tectonic)
[05:24] Kano: Mr Me Too (Kano Mixtape)
[10:43] Side 9000: Dhun (CDR)
[13:42] Massive Music: Find My Way (Kode 9 remix) (Hyperdub)
[16:52] TimeBlind: Copy Copy (Soot)
[18:31] Roll Deep: Celebrate (Rules and Regulations CD)
[21:28] DJ JSL: Coyote Dub (CDR) / Slew Dem: Bumbaclaat Badman
[23:19] Monochrome: Mine a Kill Dem (CDR)
[26:44] Narcossist: White Lotus (CDR) / Scare Dem Crew: Take Off
[30:18] Skream: Make Me (Tempa) / Timbaland & Magoo: Get Crunk / JME: Deadout / Caspa: LFO King (CDR)
[33:36] Cloaks: Dark (Version) (CDR) / Kano & Jammer: Tapout (Jah Mek The World The Classics Mixtape)
[37:40] Komonazmuk: Fear (CDR) / Roll Deep: Babylon Burners (Rules and Regulations CD)
[40:55] Coki: Tortured (Tempa) / Ruff Sqwad: Down (Gun and Roses Mixtape)
[43:44] Cloaks: Too On Top (CDR) / Trim: But I Still (Soul Food mixtape)
[47:17] Loefah: Voodoo (666) / Lord Finesse: Check the Method (DJ Premier Scratch Mix)
[52:20] Loefah: Natural Charge (Grievous Angel Edit) (CDR)
[56:40] Loefah: Disko Rekah (Deep Medi) / Cluekid & Cotti: Sensi Dub (White)
[59:41] Cluekid & Cotti: Flashback (White) / Ruff Sqwad: When Itz On (Guns and Roses Mixtape)
[63:07] Skream: Losing Control (Grievous Angel Edit) (Tempa)/ Trim: In the Ghetto (Soul Food Volume 1 Mixtape)
[65:28] Grievous Angel: Culture Killer (CDR) / Trim: Wot Part One (Soul Food Volume 1 Mixtape) / JME: 96 Bars of JME
[70:39] TRG Vs Selector DubU: Losing Marbles (CDR)
[73:37] Kode9: Magnetic City (Hyperdub)
[78:33] ENDS


Some serious licks in there. The Dubstep/Rap hybrids have a THUGSTEP feel to them, and I emailed dude giving him props, but no word back as of yet - his blog is also down, for the time being.
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Grab some of the nicest mixes this week on DPD's FYLP for today, reppin' DJs like Serum, Paradox, XO, Xample and ESB in the mix...
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Did you miss the Pepsi DJ Battle that turned into one of the nicest jam sessions ever documented in Hip-Hop history? Yup, so did I. Miss Info didn't, though...
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This week's final thought? Black Rob's "Whoa":



You already know. Be safe!

And the winner is... Dick In A Box!

Not yet, anyways, but it is bound to happen. I found a new respect for the Emmy crew, nominating the funniest SNL skit since Lazy Sunday for an Emmy. Never seen "Dick In A Box"? Peep game:



How can this NOT win!?!?!

BONUS VIDEO: "Lazy Sunday"!



That Andy Samberg guy is the shit. Dunno if I want to see that movie, though...

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Obama will be our next President

Oprah has his back:

"The popular talk show host, who first said she would support Sen. Barack Obama's presidential bid in September on CNN’s Larry King Live, plans to host a $2,300 per-person fundraising event for the Illinois Democrat in her Montecito, California home next September."

If that isn't all Barack Obama needs, I'm not sure what is... can Hil top this?

"I can't believe she shot me!"

Just had to comment on this. XXL has a new story on the Remy Ma attempted-murder situation; apparently the girl who got shot, Makeda Barnes-Joseph (red heels), had this to say about the situation:
“I couldn’t believe she shot me,” Barnes-Joseph told the Daily News. “What hurts me is that when she shot me she went over and dumped the bag. She didn’t even say, “Oh, my God, I just shot her.’ That’s what hurt me so much.”
OK so first off, what made you believe Remy shot you, the fucking bullet in your gut!?!?!? I mean, I get what she is trying to say ("wow, how could mah girl shoot me?"), but the way it's worded is kind of deep. The other piece that bothers me about that news bit is not that the aforementioned bullet in her gut giving her pain, but Miss Makeda says that the fact that Remy opened her bag to try and find the $2Gs of her own money she thought Makeda stuffed in there is what hurt her. HUH!?!? I mean, if someone is so cold-hearted to gat you in the gut over some ends (paltry ends, but then again, I guess Remy ran out of her Fight Klub winnings), what do you think they are going to do, call the ambulance??

Be forreal. Or get off the pharms before the Daily News calls you.

Monday, July 16, 2007

On That Leak: Saigon "C'mon Baby"

Taken from Just Blaze's blog.

Saigon ft. Swizz Beatz "C'mon Baby" (clean : dirty)

My initial listen went like this: hit PLAY. Exclaim "OH SHIT THAT BEAT IS DOPE!!!". Proceed to turn volume up. Realize I dunno WTF Saigon is saying with all of that ill "c'monbabyc'monbabyc'monbaby" in the instrumental, but also don't really care.

You will notice that Justin didn't provide an instrumental. The beat is something to be freaked, and upon further (read: all weekend) listening, Saigon did his thing (although I'd love to hear cats like Lil' Wayne rip this up. I could see someone really working that "c'mon baby" into their verses...), and like my man Enigmatik says, with a proper push behind this monster, we (read: true schoolers) could run this city.

Maybe Sai Giddy was listening to what I said previously? Hey, a nigga can dream, no?

DOA Q&A: D.Kay


Forgot to mention that my interview with one of DNB's nicest producers, D.Kay, is up on DOA NOW! Go read up on it, then go listen to/buy his Individual Soul album. It's the jam!