01/The Upbeats "Take Away Soul" [such a dope combo of sadistic bass and chilled vibes.]
02/Shyne "More Or Less" [because we never forget.]
03/50 Cent "Curtis 187" [I can't get over this one. Too dope of a track!]
04/Havoc "Get Off My Dick" [been waiting for this one for a while...]
05/Fierce & Break "Hold It Now" [gotta love grimey, simple DNB ruggedness!]
leaks, leaks and more leaks!
- NYOIL "Free The Jena 6"
- Jay-Z "Blue Magic" [allister's radio rip / best non-DJ rip out there (shouts to Eskay; Miss Info has more, um, info on the American Gangster album)]
- 50 Cent ft. Diddy & Jay-Z "I Get Money (Forbes 123 Remix)" [clean / dirty / ugly jpeg] (Pete Rosenburg chopped it up with 50, and dropped some dope questions!)
- Donny Goines "Encore Freestyle"
- The Alchemist ft. Prodigy & Nina Sky "Key To The City" [I love when these artists get together]
- Pugs Atomz ft. Hall of Fame "Black Boy" (prod. by Hi-Tek)
- Freeway "Flashing Lights Freestyle"
- Twista "Well It's Time" (prod. by Kanye West)
- Kanye West ft. Trick Daddy "I Can't Say No"
- Will.I.Am ft. Busta Rhymes "I Got It From My Mama (Remix)"
- Baby ft. DJ Khaled, Dre, Rick Ross, Lil' Wayne & Young Jeezy "Hundred Million Dollars"
- Raekwon "Cocaine World"
- Dream ft. Trey Songz "Shawty Is A Ten (Remix)"
- A few new Hell Rell bangers: "Show It Off" & "Razah's Ladder"
- Project Pat "Rubberband Me"
- Flo Rida ft. T-Pain "Low"
- Chris Brown ft. T-Pain & Papoose "Kiss Kiss (Remix)"
- Kokane ft. Devin The Dude "Black Eyed Peas"
- Gucci Mane "Pillz (Proper Villains Remix)"
- Bow Wow & Omarion "Designated Driver" (prod. by Jim Jonsin)
- Kafani ft. Fabolous & Keak Da Sneak "Fast (Like A Nascar) (Remix)"
- Wale "Nike Boots" (prod. by Osinachi)
- Styles P ft. Swizz Beatz "Blow My Mind"
- JoJo Pellegrino "5 Corners"
- Grab that new Playaz Circle mixtape, The Duffle Bag Boy Mixtape, featuring MCs like Lil' Wayne, Raekwon, 8Ball & MJG, Rick Ross and others!
- Keyshia Cole ft. Raheem DeVaughn "Let It Go (Remix)"
- Stretch Armstrong uploaded a few choice demos: Souls of Mischief "Step To My Girl ", O.C. "Step Into The O-Zone" and Poetical Prophets (AKA mad young Mobb Deep) "Flavor For The Non-Believes"
- DK AKA Donkey Kong "Yuah"
- Crooked I "Hip Hop Weekly #25 (Imagine freestyle)"
- Ransom "Duffle Bag Boy"
- Illa Ghee ft. Prodigy "Walk With A Shotgun"
If you read Hip-Hop blogs (and who doesn't, these days?), you know about Noz - he has his own blog, and does work for XXL (online and in print). The link him and I have is that we both grew up in Trenton, NJ... I don't think he lives around there anymore, but I still live in the area - my mom is in North Trenton to this day! In any case, he ripped this CD he made (The World Takes: The Best of Trenton Rap, ‘86-’91), highlighting the old school Trenton Rap scene (we were more than just PRT!), with cuts from YZ, B-Nyce & DJ Cash Kev, Blvd. Mosse, Shakespeare and more! Get the full tracklisting and more info HERE.
Oh Word's Sach O has thrown up some DJ Premier productions for cats out West, and "out the Box". Dude was from Texas and made MAD coasts rock! The Oh Word review team also brings you this week's reviews of next week's albums - very insightful!
Shouts out to DJ Trackstar, who hit me with this link to a bunch of his "Boogie Bang" mixtapes... volumes 1 through 9, for free! Loads of quality tracks from artists you've heard of, as well as mad cuts from newer, more underground heads. Don't sleep - official rock the dub stamp!
Papoose already got dropped? Hear Kay Slay explain it... they seem happy, as if the "A&R hell"
This week's "For Your Listening Pleasure" features a host of sick DNB mixes from the likes of Chris.SU, Trei, Sistem, Kubik, Submerged, Kiat, DJ Phokus AND a classic recording from 2004 of DJ Flight's "Next Chapter" show with special guest Dillinja!
Dr. Dre said we ain't getting Detox until at least next year... why am I not surprised? And keeping it on producers for a moment, check out Timbaland and 'Ye working on the drums to "Stronger". I love seeing Timbaland work.
I'm sorry, but I'm a sucker for turntablists. I got the super late pass on this one, but peep DJ Sara (and DJ Ryusei) on the decks - 8 years old and 5 years old, respectively! Sara's crab scratches are ridiculous!
This video HERE gets me - just peep how happy they look before the beat drops! Check out more at the sarascratch YouTube page!
My final thought? Will my son be that ill on the decks at age 5!?
Enjoy your weekend, all.