Saturday, October 13, 2007
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.
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.
Friday, October 12, 2007
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.
Sad to say, no top 5 from ya boy this week. Too many leaks. That new Jay-Z joint = certified bananas!
- 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!:
Thursday, October 11, 2007
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.
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*
(As seen on Smashbros.com - subscribe to their RSS Feed for the latest news.)
Big up to Da Beatminerz for this one. I wish I could go, looks like something I'd be into. $10, all going to the Dilla's family and the Lupus Foundation of America. 7PM-2AM, 21+.
As seen on Notes From A Different Kitchen.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
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.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
The Ashley Banks line is my shit. Shouts to Perp for the link.
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!
His "Flashing Lights" thing kills me.
(Big up to E for the link)
Monday, October 08, 2007
I think Iron Solomon got him on this one...
The iCs are so gully, they got strong-armed when said camera was seen... CHEA!
I also love how he answers the phone like "PEACE!"
Full interview coming next month on KOTORIMAG.COM.
You already know.
This edition of the rock the dub radio podcast features a host of new-ish tracks, as well as some personal favorites. There's new spit from Scarface, the Wu-Tang Clan, 9th Wonder (with Little Brother), Smif-N-Wessun (with Joell Ortiz) and a host of others; I threw in some Common, Kanye, Mobb Deep, Shyne, Sporty Thievez... endless. Some unreleased heat from the likes of Affiliate, Mickey Factz, Jacewon and others. Big up to Cole Cash, dude is on fire. Oh and make sure you peep that "Al Sharpton Is A Ho" cut - too true!
rock the dub radio: episode 006
(Direct MP3 download [~108MB])
01/introShouts to Chad @ WGHH Radio all day. Any MCs/producers/DJs who want to send me some tracks, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. One love.
03/Statik Selektah ft. Termanology, Talib Kweli & Consequence "Express Yourself '08"
04/9th Wonder ft. Little Brother "No Time To Chill"
05/Busta Rhymes ft. Akon & Shabba Ranks "Clear The Air"
06/Wu-Tang Clan "Watch Your Mouth"
07/Smif-N-Wesson ft. Joell Ortiz "Stomp"
08/Big Shug ft. Royce Da 5'9, Termanology & Singapore Kan "Play It (Remix)"
09/Affiliate "Left, Right"
10/interlude: Col. Jessup vs. Cole Cash
11/Kanye West ft. Common "My Way Home"
12/Shyne "More Or Less"
13/Mobb Deep "Capital P, Capital H"
14/Big Pooh ft. Joe Scudda & Median "Scars"
15/No I.D. "Fate Or Destiny"
16/Common "1,2 Many"
17/Elemental Emcee ft. Chief Rocker Busy Bee "Al Sharpton Is A Ho"
18/Jacewon "So Far To Go (Part III)"
19/Mickey Factz "Talk Yo Ish"
20/Elucid vs. Bjork "Army Of Me"
21/Big Kuntry ft. Leland Austin "Goin' Hem"
22/Slim Thug ft. Jay-Z "I Ain't Heard Of That/Change Clothes"
23/Clipse "Momma I'm So Sorry"
24/Sporty Thievez "Cheapskate"
25/Kia Shine ft. MJG & 8Ball "Bluff City Classic"
26/50 Cent "Curtis 187"
27/50 Cent "What Do You Got"
28/50 Cent "I Don't Need You"
29/Ghostface Killah ft. Sheek Louch "Blue Armor"
30/Nas "No Idea's Original"
31/Blitz the Ambassador "Hands of Time"
I wrote my track “As the Art Fades Away” in 2006, as an unofficial version that I actually recently re-recorded for my debut album “The Next Level Experience” on Saturday, October 6th until I heard about this. My in house producer Strada made this beat a year ago and I am here to just state the facts and not attack Nas, so I just ask that everyone judges this fairly. No producer is going start a track the exact same way and no producer is going use the same sounds, loops, rhythems, etc. to create a track. My version starts off with a sample of my own voice saying “The pop rap charts make the art fade away” followed by “That’s the whole tragic point my friend.” Now, whoever produced Nas’s version, and I heard its Chris Webber, which sounds rather odd to me, would not start there track off with the same sample unless they heard it somewhere else first. To me they strung the sample out from there, so it would sound different, but the piano, horn, and baseline are exactly the same way my producer laid his.
So Words is saying Chris Webber (will Nas ever learn?) might have cribbed how Words' track started ouw, samples and all? Chris needs to be training, not producing (jacking?) beats for Escobar...
Two, my producer used “What Would I do” as the hook part of my song and I Chose to fill it in by saying Imagine if certain rappers never did what they did, how would the game be. Nas’s version uses the same concept, but the producer uses a different section of the song where its says,”What Would I do,” from the Wiz and just looped the hook. I have never officially released this track and it can only be heard on my myspace page.Reminds me of the whole Apex Productions/"I Get Money" MySpace cribbing...
Finally, please don't look at this as I am complaining because I am not, I just felt the need to speak on it because so many great people have come to my defense, so I would like to thank everyone out there for that and I even would like to think any haters as well because we all have a job to do. So what I have done is post links to both tracks below, please check them out and leave your comments.
What do you think? The Nas track; the Wordsmith track. Did they jack Wordsmith?