Archive for 09/01/2007 - 10/01/2007
"Sufferin'" (ft. Rave & Fizzy Wo)
"Get 2 Tha Point"
"What Kinda Life" (ft. Raw)
"Bow Down" (ft. Blaq Poet & Rave)
"Raps 4 U" (ft. Boy Bucka & Harlem Fatz)
"Bullseye" (ft. Troy Sluggs, Royal Flush, J.U.I.C.E)
"Black Buddafly" (ft. Rave & Aisha)
The Album is out tomorrow.
Does this clever (albeit poorly executed) idea offend you? The idea being that, Breast Cancer affects the female breast, which many consider to be "second base" in the world of "lemme try and fuck this chick", and if you support Breast Cancer research, you will in fact be saving the spot that still soils the shorts of many a stiff male the world over.
- Jay-Z's I'll Still Kill interview with XXL: Part 1, Part 2
- Prodigy of Mobb Deep gave an interview on Shade 45, speaking on how he HAD to cop out to that 3 and a half year bid. Come on, dog. Stick to the music. (via BGDB)
- Billy X. Sunday broke down the origins of the word "nigger". World to The Terminator.
- Kid Rock got gully in a waffle house, ending up housing shit and getting arrested.
- Dumbledore is gay. I don't read Harry Potter books, but I know some of you guys must did; JK Rowling is fucking RICH.
- If you download music and use Comcast, you might want to think about switching.
- The NBA just smacked 6 refs involved in a gambling scandal. I wonder how large this dirty ref net can be cast...
- iTHUGGERY: a 6-year-old got held up, at knifepoint, and his iPod was jacked not too far from my home. What kind of pussy shit is that? You look at some 6 year olds wrong, and they will cry - you had to pull out a knife?
That's not a pic of me, but I wish it was... I am so into Old School Hip-Hop cuts, it can be kind of wild. With rock the dub radio, I like to make sure many styles/sounds of Hip-Hop are being featured. This week, I wanted to take a look back, and feature tracks that were seminal in my growth as a Hip-Hop head, as well as throwing in some tracks that kind of build upon that stuff. This is in no way a defining list of "Hip-Hop that bred khal", but a small snippet.
rock the dub radio: episode 007
Direct MP3 download via podOmatic
01/introShouts to all of those artists from yesteryear, and big up to those who still keep the sound alive.
02/MC Serch "Handle It"
03/Eric B & Rakim "Microphone Fiend (45 King Remix)"
04/Nas ft. MC Shan, Raheem, Doctor Ice, Kangol, Kool Moe Dee, Sha Rock, Tito, Grandmaster Caz, Linque, Dana Dane, Pebblee Poo and Just Ice "Where Are They Now ('80s Remix)"
05/Nas ft. Positive K, Rob Base, Das EFX, Lords Of The Underground, Father MC, Monie Love, Redhead Kingpin, Dres, The Original Spinderella, EST and Mike G "Where Are They Now ('90s Remix)"
06/Nas ft. Breeze, Kam, King Tee, Candyman, Threat, Ice-T, Sir Mix-A-Lot, The Conscious Daughters and DJ Bobcat "Where Are They Now (West Coast Remix)"
07/Main Source "Looking At The Front Door"
08/Gang Starr "The ? Remainz"
09/Big Daddy Kane "Word To The Mother (Land)"
10/Rob Swift "Rob Gets Busy"
11/Big Daddy Kane "Rap Summary (Lean On Me)"
12/Kool G Rap & DJ Polo "Road To The Riches"
13/Brand Nubian "All For One"
14/Das EFX "Mic Checka"
15/Prodigy "Raining Guns & Shanks"
16/Hell Razah, Talib Kweli & Viktor Vaughn "Project Jazz"
17/J-Live & R.A. The Rugged Man "Give It Up"
18/The RZA ft. Q-Tip & Free Murder "Jus A Lil' Dude (Who Dat Ova There)"
19/Just Blaze, Skepta, JME & Klashnekoff "110 Sessions"
20/M.O.P. ft. Busta Rhymes "Stop Pushin' (Gangsta Boogie)"
21/Mobb Deep ft. 50 Cent "Look Out"
22/The Game "I'm Chillin'"
23/LL Cool J "Rock The Bells (Original Version)"
24/Main Source ft. Nas, Fatal & Akinyele "Live At The Barbecue"
25/Almighty & KD Ranks "Trenton Where We Live"
26/Boogie Down Productions "South Bronx"
27/Run DMC "Sucker MC's"
28/Jay-Z "In My Lifetime (Remix)"
29/Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Doggy Dogg "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang (Club Mix)"
30/MC Lyte "Paper Thin"
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episode 008: B-Ball lust!
- The Notorious B.I.G. ft. Busta Rhymes & MC Labba "Modern Day Gangstas" (prod. by J Dilla - full story via Oh Word)
- Wu-Tang Clan ft. Erykah Badu "The Heart Gently Weeps" (CDQ/No Tags)
- A few Scarface cuts: "Big Dogg Status" (ft. T.I., Lil' Wayne & UTP) and "Girl U Know"
- Da Youngstas "Hip-Hop Ride (Benja Styles 2007 Remix)" (DO NOT SLEEP!)
- Kanye West "A Million And One Questions"
- Uncle Murda "187 Freestyle"
- Fat Joe ft. Lil' Wayne "Crack House" (SMH @ Joe's conflict diamonds comment)
- Joe Budden "Star Inside Of Me" (CDQ, full version; for more Budden, hit this link for a gang of Mood Muzik 3 links via Nah Right, or check out Kay Slay's interview with Joe on Shade 45 [16th October 2007])
- Sheek Louch "Choppin' Rocks" (prod. by Megaman)
- 50 Cent ft. Lil' Kim "Wanna Lick"
- Lil' Wayne "Gossip (Live)" [dirty version]
- Cassidy "I Don't Give A Fuck"
- Freeway "Paper Gangsters"
- Juelz Santana "You Must Love Me"
- Young Jeezy ft. Rick Ross "Straight Out The Rarri" (prod. by Double-Threat)
- DJ Drama ft. T.I., Nelly, Diddy, Yung Joc, Willie The Kid, Young Jeezy & Twista "5000 Ones"
- N.O.R.E. ft. Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli, Cassidy, Red Cafe & Sho "Set It Off (Remix)"
- Playaz Circle ft. Lil' Wayne, Baby & Juelz Santana "Duffle Bag Boy (Remix)"
- Ras Kass ft. Namebrand "Transformers"
- Baby Bash ft. Sean Kingston "What Is It"
- Edgar Allen Floe "The Torch (Flame Thrower Remix)" (prod. by 9th Wonder)
- A few tracks off of Infamous Mobb's Reality Rap album: "Streets of NY" (ft. Erick Sermon, prod. by Sid Roams) and " Hustle Hard" (featuring and produced by The Alchemist)
- Crooked I "Hip-Hop Weekly #29 (Free T.I./Quit Snitchin')"
- Bezel, Young Elz, Ya Boy & Mac Maine "Don't Sleep"
- A few cuts from Metafore (my late review of his Word To Me EP is coming): "Lean Low" & "Rap Too Good 4 U Freestyle"
- Chris Brown ft. The Game "Nice"
- Chingy "Fly Like Me"
- Trae ft. Rich Boy & Lloyd "Ghetto Queen"
- C-Mon & Kypski ft. Sadat X "Where The Wild Things Are"
- Nutty Boyz "Bye"
- Couple of new Dela tracks: "Cheer" (ft. Large Professor) and "Let Me Know" (ft. Apani)
- Grab that new DJ Clue mixtape, The Storm Ultimatum.
- Not only is there a new Little Brother mixtape with DJ Dub (grab that Good Clothes mixtape), the bonus tracks to Get Back are also floating around (spotted @ Hip-Hop Is Read)
- The latest Black Wall Street mixtape is out: DJ Haze & Nu Jerzey Devil Present Black Wall Street Radio Part 2.
- DJ Evil Dee's podcast for the 16th of October is available for download. Looks like my man took it back a decade - do not sleep!
There's a wild new mixtape collaboration out there (shouts to BGDB for the heads up): Mick Boogie, Terry Urban and 9th Wonder present The Graduate, hosted by Kanye West. Peep the tracklist:
League Crew/Kanye West: Intro
Kanye West and 50 Cent: Flashing Lights (Mick Boogie Mix)
Kanye West and Nas: I Wonder (Terry Urban Mix)
Kanye West and Jay-Z: Never Let Me Down (9th Wonder Remix)
Kanye West and Jay-Z: Big Brother/Encore (live)
Kanye and Mos Def: Good Night
Kanye West: I Still Love Her
Kanye West: Stronger (Original Unreleased Verse)
Kanye and Nas: Major League (Mick Boogie Mix)
Kanye and Biggie: Kicks Open Doors (Terry Urban Mix)
Kanye West: A Million And One
Kanye West, Little Brother and Lil Wayne: Breakin My Heart (Mick Boogie Mix / produced by 9th Wonder)
Kanye West: Champion (live)
Kanye West and Jay-Z: Everything I am (Terry Urban Mix)
Kanye West: Freestyle
Kanye West and Common: GetÂ Em High (A-Trak Remix)
Consequence and Kanye West: Complications (Mick Boogie Mix)
Kanye West and Ludacris: Breathe In (9th Wonder Remix)
Kanye West and Talib Kweli: The Bounce/Two Words (live)
Kanye West: Two Words (9th Wonder Remix)
Kanye, Dr. Dre and Busta Rhymes: Imagine 2008 (Terry Urban Remix)
Kanye West, Consequence, & Patti Labelle: Anything
Consequence and Kanye West: Skillz (Terry Urban Mix)
Kanye West and Common: Glory (Mick Boogie Remix)
Kanye West and Termanology: Everything (The Diddy Song)
Kanye West and Consequence: Dont Forget Em
Kanye West, Common and Lupe Fiasco: Southside (Terry Urban Remix)
Kanye West and Little Brother: Naaw (9th Wonder Bonus Track)
Cotdamn this looks tasty.
Grab that new DJ Ayers Australia tour mix, Feel My Wallaby:
Twista & Pharell - Give It Up (Smalltown Mike & DJ Ayres Drumline remix) *
Dave Nada - Kelly Bundy **
Dave Nada - Back It Up **
Tittsworth - On And On
Top Billin - Make Me Cream
Caps & Jones - Put Your Leg Up remix
Switch - A Bit Patchy (DJ Ayres party break)
Jimmy Jones vs Debonair Samir - Watch Out for the Big Girl (DJ Ayres edit)
DJ Ayres - Go Back
DJ Ayres - Give It Up or Turn It Loose ***
DJ Ayres - Nu Nu *
DJ Ayres - Everybody Everybody (Quiet Storm remix) *
* Coming soon on the "I Like Make Dance" EP
** Out now on the "Kick Out the Jams" EP
*** Coming soon on Gamm "Doin James - Part 1″ EP
Get your party on.
DPD has the drop on that DnB mixology for you: this week's FYLP features the following - a new, nasty mix from Fanu, Adam Form's Rubik Records podcast, the return of Gasm's HEAVYBAG show, titanZERO and Proket on label mix duties, DJ Jambo bringing the pressure and Equinox on Jungletrain.
KRS-One was recently saying that he is looking to re-start his "Stop The Violence" movement with some of today's Rap stars, which seems odd when many Rap stars of today use a load of violent images in their work. In any case, you can't deny a classic:
and for good measure...
"We're All In The Same Gang"
Stop that violence, my people. Increase the peace. Until next time...
My co-worker looks like this man, only slightly younger, with longer hair... and less teeth. I've never been told why he has no teeth, is skinnier than Paris Hilton and walks with a cane, but I figure it's either a) a crack habit or b) getting hit by a Mac truck, possibly while smoking crack.
That's not the point of this story, though. This is just what I have to deal with, day in and day out, when I attempt to perform work-related duties.
Without giving away the name of my employer, I will just say we handle many functions for the state of New Jersey. We run many reports, and make sure proceeses go through so people can get loot. Now, my department has a few main reports that need to be ran daily, including one that must hit the State by 9AM or bad things happen (apparently, I've seen that report be 30 minutes late and no one got fired). Our crew is about 5 people deep, but we rotate schedules between 3 people. One person might run "the report" 2 days a week, and we just switch it off between the 3 of us. The thing is, my co-workers are not competent enough to 1) give me training on all of the procedures and programs and 2) make up a simple schedule. When this happens, I have a Toothless Man over my shoulder, confusing me further.
Two weeks ago, I was told I was to run "the report" on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which was no problem, except that on Thursdays I knock out this larger spreadsheet that's not diffuclt nor time-sensitive, just time-consuming. It can be started after "the report" has been sorted, and really causes no fuss. There ended up being a big hub-bub, but no "OK you can run the spreadsheet on another day". So my schedule, the one I wrote for myself read "'the report': Tues & Thurs, spreadsheet: Fri". So Thursday of last week comes, and I'm running "the report"... but so is Toothless Man. Since I'm on the ball, I locked him out when he tried to access it... and here he comes! "You're doing 'the report'?" he asks; "Yes, that's the schedule, right?" I say. "OH NO, you are to do 'the report' on FRIDAY, because you do the spreadsheet on Thursday" he barks back. I look at my paper, say "OK" and finish 'the report', advising him I'll do the spreadsheet the next day - which I do. I asked him Friday, "I am doing the spreadsheet today, right?" "Yes, because you did 'the report' yesterday"...
Flash forward to 45 minutes ago. I notice he is away from his desk at 8AM, which is odd, b/c 'the report' needs to be knocked out early. I get a few mintues into printing out all of the data for the spreadsheet - and here comes Toothless Man on some "you're supposed to run 'the report' today". HUH!? I look at him like, what? He says "yeah, you do 'the report' on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and work the spreadsheet on Fridays", which is essentially what I told him last week. I am fucking dog tired, and not in the mood for foolishness, so I laughed it off, handed him the pound of data I printed out, and knocked out 'the report'.
*sigh* I think my department is incompetent. I just got an e-mail from my manager asking me why 'the report' was sent out so late... when I sent it to the State @ 8:49AM, and he emailed me at 8:50AM.
Is today just not my day?
Please tell me my hard-earned monies spent on your DVD did NOT contribute to this assault on regular fashion, Katt. And is that supposed to be a noose around your neck? What's really good?
With this newly-acquired info, though, I doubt Lil' Wayne be on that lean. He is too fucking skinny to fit the bill. I don't doubt he fires up that green on the reg, but he looks like he missed a whole gang of meals.
I'm just saying.
So kids, stay off that lean - it can kill you!
*Niggas gotta have fun sometimes, no? E and I were going back and forth about this whole Ghostface Vs. Wu thing, and I got bit by the bug. We ended up on some collabo shit, Ghostface Vs. Sean Price. Check it out!
verse 1 - Ghostface Killah
Teddy Ruxpin ass banana Snapple head niggas
Spagehetti head chocolate nutriment ass niggas
Drippin' pastries on my clarks
While I'm eatin' guppies wit the sharks
SWIM STARKS SHARK!
Flew into the heavenly skies
G O D sitting on the throne with apple pie
I threw a razor in his face on the low
Punched the kid in the head, he had an afro
Shit was crazy how lazy the drugs made me
But the fiends tried to creep
Poppoed in the magazine, gun talker of the year award
Don't ever fucks with Theodore
Pop-pop as my gun talked back,
Rest in peace, cop the flowers paid respects to Jack
I raw dogged his baby mother on Valentine's
Big footed bitch, Pumas size 9's
Cunt juice and oil
Left the bedsheet soil
Pretty bitches freak the ferry boat with the foil
Super team cream laser eye beam with the scope knocked out
Leave the pope locked out
"Niggas you cant smoke in my house"
Bazooka Joe timers
Shaolin project grinders
verse 2 - Sean Price
Beat batterer, give P a beat, battle ya
Snatch ya heart like Euros did slaves out of Africa
One shot to the dome then I rattle ya
Abra-ca-dabra, David Blaine with the magic,
poof-poof, the hammers blow and make it tragic
It's a shame when these niggas act drastic
How the fuck is these niggas gon act drastic
Don't let me get nervous or somethin'
Tear your spine out the frame then fuck up ya function
I bring the gems, Pa
on you and ya friends, Pa
Niggas getting shook for they dough, give up the ends Pa
Flash the fo' fifth with the fo' fifth flasher
Flashin n' forfeit ya cash before I blast ya
Have the pastor ask you who the best in rap disaster
Once Ruck now i go by my government name
Sean Price number 1 then I fucked up the game (P!)
The Ruck without rock I be, I self lord and master
Grasp the gat faster than sheep running on pasture
Broke rapper take the stash and open gash her
Sean P, not the Youngblood but I'm like a young Blood
Shoot up ya whole territory then make the new slugs hug
Powerful posture pumpin pellets into the game
How the fuck you get into my game? me?
Two arms, 3 legs, and 4 shotties
I write my murder in ink like Ja and Irv gotti
5 dime hotties built like Rihanna on stilts
Sean P perfectly pinching up the quilt
Brokest rapper you know, do all kinds of tracks for dough
and when I'm ready to blast off, y'all niggas gon know
chorus - Ghostface Killah
We dudes makin' jokes in the class yo
Brolic dudes who smash broads and eat Pisstachios
Stay gettin cash yo
Sell crack, fuck bitches, then collect Pisstachios
verse 3 - Ghostface Killah
Eating Herr's chips flipped the script like Spongebob on Urkle
Touch the purple nurple let the eyeshadow cleanse ya soul
This be Big Ghost, the man with the big toast
Spotted Big Red, we took a long trip coast to coast
He drank the orange tonic
I had some kush
I puff the la slowly
He pissed in a bush
Grabbed a lil turtle on the tush, got the eye jammy
Ghost the illest Wu nigga never to win a Grammy
Remember being at Mammy house, stay off the couch in the corner
Got my first feel off that lil Jack Horner
Rhyme scorner, coke general, game provider
Ghost wylin like a sweater in the drier
the African David Bowie, most niggas don't know me
Check the scale bitch, throw it on ya clit then blow me
verse 4 - Sean Price
Poppin' Pistols Protection Profession
Waitin' on heaven with the reverend
Barry Bonds grand slam bats when I rap
Sean P and Big Ghost like cocaine on the track
No Bobby and Whitney
I'm not the rapper that'll battle on Smack
I'm type to smack a rapper then sell 'em some crack
Fuck a DVD if it don't pay Franklins to P
Props to P don't mean shit if I can't pay power to see
That's my word to my son and my word to my bitch
Monkey Barz, Jesus Price, Mic Tyson, man I'm tryin' to get rich
3 solos then I'm done, yo I'm out this bitch
Duckdown, Theodore, Wu-Tang and the Boot Camp Clik
Grab ya Timbs, Clarks and hoodies, we runnin' this shit
chorus - Ghostface Killah
We dudes makin' jokes in the class yo
Brolic dudes who smash broads and eat Pisstachios
Stay gettin cash yo
Sell crack, fuck bitches, then collect Pisstachios
You know I have to ride for Joe Budden. I mean, we're both from New Jersey, and this nigga can SPIT! Eskay interviewed Joe for XXLMag.com, and Joe let's it all hang out, and fucking makes SENSE while doing it.
That makes a lot of sense. It's not like Joe was laid up. Anyone who heard either of the Mood Muzik mixtapes knows that Joe stayed on his grisly. I still put on tracks like "Dumb Out" and, well, dumb out. I also don't see how they didn't think dude was marketable - "Pump It Up" was a beast!
Jay told XXL in 2006 that the reason Def Jam hasn’t released your new album is because you never handed in a completed project.
That’s an empty answer also. That doesn’t say anything. That doesn’t give the people anything. I’ve been recording for ages. You’ve never asked for a Joe Budden album. Nobody at Def Jam has ever asked for a Joe Budden album. I was without a recording budget for two years. Two and a half, three years I’d say. I was without an A&R for two years. Everybody keeps talking about what they don’t have, like, “We don’t have the album, we’re not blocking it.” Nobody’s talking about what happened and what’s happening. Let’s deal with facts and let’s deal with reality. I put "Gangster Party” out, it got spins, ya’ll left it for dead. I said, “Put me in with Timbaland,” I came back with a hit record and ya’ll never did nothing with it, and then ya’ll left me to sit there. And then I said, “okay, three years later, maybe they’re right, maybe I don’t have the records. Let me go get in with Just Blaze.” And then I tell Just Blaze’s manager to call up there and pay for the session and they don’t wanna pay for the session, so I paid for it out of pocket. Again. Everything I did at Def Jam was out of pocket. So I really have just all this time been waiting for this day to come.
Hopefully Joe can get into a situation where he is properly released and reclaims his spot as one of the best in the game on a worldwide level.
- T.I.'s been arrested on federal gun purchasing charges, mainly due to his snitching ass bodyguard (what part the game is THAT?!?!)... eskay has the rundown.
- LOL @ Universal's Total Music deal. OK so I can listen to music for free, but no word on owning any of the tracks? Sounds dumb to me!
- Prodigy of Mobb Deep is getting 3 1/2 years for a gun rap. I hope he packs mad sickle cell meds!
- AdSense heads: get your YouTube Ads on!
- Big up to my nigga Tha S Ence for uploading that VH1 Classic Albums thing on Reasonable Doubt.
I already posted one video over @ Flawless Hustle (shouts to Hav & SBK); this is another piece of that night. Nas performs "Nas Is Like", "Nastradamus", "Ether" (sans Jay-Z dissin'), "Black Republicans" (sans Jay-Z) and "You Da Man" for a hungry crowd:
Shouts to Wes AGAIN for this video.
Someone is hatin' on rock the dub radio. Due to an unfortunate incident involving Jay-Z's "Blue Magic", my divshare account files got ganked. I just re-upped all of the archives (rock the dub radio episodes 001-005), and will be linking them here.
The thing is, the rock the dub radio podcast's host site (podOmatic) had some problems with RAID and the majority of the data stored got ganked. I had the last 3 shows on there (episodes 004-006), and the data seems to be lost. Until I have the disposable loot to host the shows on my own, I'm rollin' with them, and I wasn't keeping each show on there anyways, but I'm just lettin' you guys know what the deal is. Here's links to the shows, as well as embedded files so you can preview. Episode 007 coming soon - all old school-esque and shit!
rock the dub radio: episode 001
rock the dub radio: episode 002
rock the dub radio: episode 003
rock the dub radio: episode 004
rock the dub radio: episode 005
rock the dub radio: episode 006
I hope you guys are feelin' these. Shouts to Chad each and every.
New feature on rock the dub: Saturday Cinema. Gonna try and find these full flicks that people chop and post online. To give you some history - I'm not a FAN of pimps and the pimp game, but the intrigue of these niggas and their lives interests me. HBO has had specials on the pimps and the ho's, and not only are they good for laughs, but it's a pretty telling capsule of what the struggle can do to some people.
The first is a documentary from the niggas that brought you Menace II Society. The Hughes Brothers present: American Pimp:
Part 4; Part 5; Part 6; Part 7; Part 8; Part 9.
When I find more, I'll post more. On Saturdays. Saturday Cinema, holla.
Didn't this 47 just get murked? Marvel announced yesterday that they are having Capt. America rise from the dead, sans his shield, gloves, winged mask and all other things Capt. America. He will also be masquerading under some secret identity.
Maybe they will make him a nigga, like they did when Superman died?
Just got a press release on this. The new Infamous Mobb LP, Reality Rap, is due out November 6th. Looks like 7 out of 17 of these heaters were produced by The Alchemist, and also features beats from Havoc, Erick Sermon, Evidence and others. Check out the tracklist:
1.) Capital Q (produced by E Blaze)
2.) Who Can You Trust (produced by Urilius)
3.) Border Line (produced by Enrico Alexander)
4.) Betti Bye Bye (produced by Erick Sermon)
5.) Itz A Gift (produced by Steve Sola)
6.) Blauu! f/Havoc (produced by Havoc)
7.) Get It Poppin (produced by Sid Roams)
8.) Streetz Of NY f/Erick Sermon (produced by Sid Roams)
9.) Music 4 The User (produced by Evidence)
10.) We Here (U Know) (produced by A Dog)
11.) That Smell (produced by King Benny
12.) Reality Rap (produced by Alchemist)
13.) The Cypher
14.) Double El f/Big Noyd (produced by Chaze)
15.) Closer (produced by Sid Roams)
16.) Handle Ya Business f/Prodigy (produced by Steve Sola)
17.) Hustle Hard f/Alchemist (produced by Alchemist)
Keep it locked to their MySpace page for more info on this banger.
- New Jay-Z cuts! Get them while they're hot: "Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)" and "30 Something (Remix)" ft. Ice Cube & Andre3000
- Grab these 50 Cent cuts: "Paper Chaser", "Misdemeanor" and "Heartbeats" (ft. Tony Yayo)
- Lil' Wayne ft. Babyface "Comfortable" (prod. by Kanye West)
- A few Little Brother cuts forthcoming on Get Back (which has already been reviewed by XXL and BGDB): "Breakin' My Heart" (ft. Lil' Wayne; radio rip; prod. by 9th Wonder) & "That Ain't Love" (ft. Jozeemo, prod. by Illmind)
- Daz ft. Redman "Is This What You Want?"
- Statik Selektah ft. Termanology & AG "It's Over Now"
- J-Live "Feel Like Spittin'" [grab the Reveal The Secret EP NOW!]
- Ja Rule ft. The Game "Sunset"
- Jin "World Premier" (prod. by DJ Premier)
- Mac Lethal "Rotten Apple Pie"
- A couple of Dirty South-specific cuts from Ludacris: "I Run The A" (ft. Jermaine Dupri) and "Down In The Durty" (ft. Rick Ross)
- Two new Britney Spears tracks, featuring Pharrell & prod. by The Neptunes: "Stupid Things" & " Sugarfall"
- Two new tracks from Bishop Lamont: "No Stoppin'" (prod. by Dr. Dre) & " American Dream" (prod. by Focus)
- Lupe Fiasco "Questions" (NOTE: HipHopDX drops)
- Tru Life ft. Bobby Valentino "Tears" (prod. by Polow Da Don)
- Lucky Don, Maino & Uncle Murder "Hit Your Ass Up"
- Tam Tam "Dat's Whassup"
- Miss Dade County ft. Trina "Just A Girl"
- Cassie "Turn The Lights Off"
- Here's a few Wordsmith cuts: "As The Art Fades Away" (prod. by Strada) and "In The Headlines" (ft. D-Dub, Mic Brown & A-Class-HipHop, prod. by DeMo)
- Tweet ft. T.I. "My Dear"
- Marco Polo ft. Large Professor "The Radar (Remix)"
- JoJo Pellegrino "Posessed" (prod. by Marco Polo)
- Here's a few Wu-affiliated cuts spotted over at BGDB: Hell Razah ft. Shabazz the Disciple "AudioBiography", Solomon Childs ft. Will Geiss "Nothing To Lose" & Sav Killz "Catching Wreck"
- Crooked I "Hip-Hop Weekly #28 (No Stoppin' Carson Freestyle)"
- Hot Dollar ft. Bangloose, G Malone, Jay Rock, Ya Boy, Spider Loc, Papa Smirf, Crooked I, 40 Glocc, Roccet, Krondon, B-Fly, Dubb, Young Hoggs, Mistah Fab " Streets On Lock (West Coast Remix)"
- Talib Kweli ft. Krondon & Jean Grae "Battle Raps"
- DJ Jon Doe did a mix for Itch FM on the 9th of October. Pure Hip-Hop.
- New Styles P mixtape entitled The Phantom Menace. Flames.
- The Fix & DZ "Overcast"
- B.o.B. ft. Rich Boy "Haterz Everywhere (Greg Street Mix)"
- Thom Yorke "The Eraser (XXXChange Remix)"
There's a couple of bloggers out there compiling music for you cats:
Enigmatik over at BGDB has the first volume of his iBoom series up. It features new Jay-Z, some UGK, Clipse, Sean Price, The ARE and others!
Noz over at Cocaine Blunts re-upped his Bounce For Relief mixtape/CD of classic New Orleans Bounce Hip-Hop tracks. So vintage, so dope.
Want that DNB? Some heat over at DPD. This week's FYLP features choice selections from Mayhem, High Contrast (his recent Essential Mix), ASC, a Planet Funk podcast featuring Mace & Wayz, the October 4th 2007 Therapy Sessions (featuring mixes from Dylan, Robyn Chaos, Bailey and others), a live recording of a slammin' Futurebound mix with MC S.A.S. and an exclusive DOA mix from DJ Empress. Flames.
I'm talking to my boy Che Grand, and figured I should drop a video on the man who is doing his thing on the album level come Early 2008 (Feb./March); here's dude in the studio with Von Pea, Spec Boogie, Suburb and Filthy recording their track "Trainspottin'", which is a beautiful cut off of his Official Bootleg Import EP. In any case, let the fun begin!:
I don't have much to say on my birthday this year. It's been a wild year, and I made it past 25, so I should be able to sign up for Nigga Social Security, right? It's also John Peel Day, so go listen to loads of different, exciting cuts. I know I will.
Not right now though. I figured, fuck labels for a day. I'm gonna drop some of my favorite videos in this thread. Let's go!
Black Moon "World Wind"
The Herbaliser "Wall Crawling Giant Insect Breaks"
The Specials "Ghost Town"
Reprazent "Brown Paper Bag"
Mad Professor "Kunte Kinte"
Just where my head is at. I'm clock watchin' like a bitch. Fried chicken and mac & cheese awaiting me.
I don't own a Wii. I want one, but not yet. This game might make me cop one, though!
Didn't you always want to see Sonic and Mario whup each others asses? Well, the Sega star has been added! There's loads of screenshots of his special moves, and they look awesome. (For even more surprise guest stars, check out these assist trophies!)
So now I need to cop a Wii, and a High Def TV. *sigh*
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Wordsmith ft. D-Dub, Mic Brown & A-Class-HipHop "In The Headlines" (zShare stream/download) (prod. by DeMo)
Wordsmith and his crew drop a heater with a dope loop in it. It sounds like it's about "the incident", but it's not.
Word is Words, Nas' A&R, HipHopDX.com and Strada will be on a conference call to try and sort out the details. I'm guessing HipHopDX will be dropping the exclusive story once the call is over, so stay tuned!
Straight up, I am not a Lupe Fiasco fan. Anyone who has read my review of Food & Liquor should know this. And without sounding like a jaded old school head, I will refrain from filibustering inre: my love for all things Midnight Marauders (even if E caught the brunt of what I was saying a few days ago). I agree whole-heartedly with what Phonte had to say about Lupe's stance, but I still cannot understand the ignorance that is Lupe.
Miss Info posted her views on his VIBE.com comments, which followed up Q-Tip's views on the situation. I think it's kind of telling that Lupe compared A Tribe Called Quest to MC Hammer, given Tip's lines in "Check The Rhime"; Lupe, your argument about Hammer selling more records than ATCQ, then assuming that Tribe wouldn't be as worldwide is bananas. Hammer sold more records than Wu-Tang, but they are just as big, if not bigger, than him worldwide.
The kind of nigga who is talkin' about kids in Harlem not ever wanting to listen to A Tribe Called Quest would be the same kids who have no reason to listen to YOU, nigga. Aside from the critical acclaim Food & Liquor received, you didn't even go gold. And after all of this, you want to stay stubborn, which is understandable, but wouldn't you at least be curious? Or do you feel such resentment that when you see the cover of MM and cringe?
Niggas like you are the reason for your own downfall - not leaks, not label drama, not the public. You came out the box trying to act as if Q-Tip called upon you to join the Tribute, which we find out didn't go down like that. Then you get the spot on the Tribute, and fuck up. It's not even the fuck-up that bothers people, it's the context. You purposefully said "Yo I ain't even listen to that album" a WHILE ago, no doubt trying to distance yourself from the dreaded "backpacker" syndrome in Rap today, and that very statement came back to fuck you, kind of like a coked out Adebisi on a rampage. You should've already known how harsh the 'Net can be, and being 1) an artist and 2) a man, your skin should be a few hairs thicker than that. Alas, we find out that the microwave Muslim is just a punk, more "hurt" than he should be, based on his pseudo-nonchalance.
One of these days, Lupe, you are going to look back at this situation. Way after your (alleged) 3-album stint, way-way after FNF has shut the doors on the Chicago offices. Way after Pharrell has retired from singing badly but making great beats. You will look back on this situation. Will it be with a sly smile? Will it be with a wimper? Will you just feel dumbstruck that YOU let this rollercoaster continue, all the while with your hand on the brake, hesitating. Are you truly ready to feel the backlash? You not only played yourself, it looks like you might have pissed off a legion of dedicated Tribe fans, fans who saw your stale ass as a torchbearer. No matter how reluctant you were to fly that flag, as an artist and a character, your job is to please the fanbase. Those same backpackers you want to distance yourself from? Those are the same heads who championed you on blogs, forums and at your shows. 8Ball & MJG? Do you truly think they give a wet fart about Lupe Fiasco?
Kids in Harlem. If a nigga in Harlem can recite a Lupe line, I'd be surprised. Go fix your face and pray to Allah that The Cool doesn't flop. Hard.
Fucking microwave Muslim ass niggas. Hate on.
The Co-Op is in stores today. Check out Red Cafe freestyling on Rap City:
Peep the tracklisting:
1. School Of Hard Knocks (Intro)
2. Keepin' It 2 Real (Skit 1)
3. What It Be Like
4. What It Do (feat. Remy Ma)
5. Dolla Bill (feat. Fabolous)
6. Ghetto Children (feat. Mr. Easy)
7. Keeping It 2 Real (Skit 2)
8. Move Like A G (feat. Uncle Murda & Styles P)
9. Shakedown 4 Life
10. Things You Do (feat. Nina Sky)
12. Keeping It 2 Real (Skit 3)
13. Buck Buck (Feat. Sheek Louch)
14. Section 8
15. Mr. Lover (feat. Black Buddafly)
And grab the bangin' "Dolla Bill" REMIX featuring Jermaine Dupri, Juelz Santana, Sean Kingston and Busta Rhymes (CLEAN / DIRTY). Grab it!