Saturday, December 01, 2007
Download: Riskay Vs. Reform "Dope Girl (DJ Nappy Thugstep Refix)"
(more dload links via sharebee)
Gaining recent fame for tracks like "Smell Yo Dick", Riskay is one of those Florida females who isn't afraid to drop her sexuality into her rhymes. This track, "Dope Girl", has her comparing herself to some of you fiends' most favorite narcotics. DJ Nappy took this instrumental, flipped it with a break-heavy ride from Reform, and just made the shit work. It just has a dope flow to it, with the minimal melancholy of the track, it's a nice track to imagine some bodacious female winding her waist to... No additives, no preservatives - pure uncut THUGSTEP.
Something to keep you guys hot for the winter months.
Friday, November 30, 2007
02/Ghostface Killah ft. Raekwon & Cappadonna "Daytona 500" [you should already know.]
03/Redman "Suicide" [randomly came on the other day. lovin' that beat, Brick City stand UP!]
04/Craggz "My Detroit" [I wasn't expecting a "Hypnotize" sample in a DnB cut anytime soon.]
05/Faze O "Riding High" [classic; Ghostface brought this one back out. Smoke a fat one and just zone...]
Let the waters run...
- 2Pac "Dopefiend's Diner"
- Here's a few new Beanie Sigel cuts from his forthcoming The Solution LP: "Gutted" (ft. Jay-Z) and " Dear Self" (ft. James Blunt)
- Here's a few Jay-Z cuts: "Blue Magic (Green Lantern Remix)" and "Dead Presidents 3" (prod. by Young Guru)
- Wyclef Jean ft. T.I. "Slow Down"
- M.O.P. "Make 'Em Clap"
- A couple of joints from Styles P's forthcoming Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman): "Da 80s" and " All I Know Is Pain" (ft. and prod. by The Alchemist)
- Paul Wall, Fat Joe, Lil' Keke & Slim Thug "Johnny Dang's Watch Froze"
- Lupe Fiasco "The Coolest" (another NahRight exclusive)
- Ras Kass "What More" (prod. by JR Rotem)
- Too $hort ft. E-40 "This My One"
- Grab the last two weeks of Crooked I's "Hip-Hop Weekly": "Hip Hop Weekly #34 (I'm A G Freestyle)" & "Hip Hop Weekly #35 (Dynasty Intro Freestyle)"
- Lil' Kim "I Get Money Freestyle (Remy Ma diss)"
- Royce Da 5'9 "Gossip Freestyle"
- Jay Electronica "A Prayer for Michael Vick & T.I. (We Love You Family)" (shouts to Rafi for transcribing the lyrics)
- Gym Class Heroes ft. Reef & Ghostface "Clothes Off (Stress Remix)"
- Here's a few cuts from Icadon: "Wus Dat Sound" (ft. Redman) and "Go Get 'Em Freestyle "
- Skyzoo "Ghetto America (Remix)"
- Mickey Factz "I'm Sean (50 Shots More)"
- Pugs Atomz ft. Dave Ghetto & Deuce Eclipse "Memorial"
- The Cool Kids "Flossin'"
- Willie Maze "Success Freestyle"
- Ali Vegas "I'm In Love" (prod. by Tha Warrior)
- Frank Black "I'm Zo Throwed"
- John Mayer "Say"
- Sheena Grier "Good Times"
- Case "BBQ's & Music"
- Here's a few tracks that Oh Word provided from dope MC Hired Gun: "Arrest The President " and "Rappers Are In Danger"
- Mick Boogie is all over the mixtape scene: he's done 6th Sense's Go For It, the Kidz In The Hall's Full Detention mixtape, the launch mixtape for Lebron James' L23 V5 Nike shoe, as well as the Busta Rhymes/J Dilla Dillagence jawn. Does he sleep!?
DnB and Dubstep producer Fracture recently had a go at a mix entitled Rotten Foot and Cow Foot..., dropping an interesting mix of tunes. Here's his description:
So, i woke up this morning in a kinda dusty jeans and cowgirl kinda mood, so i did i mix. Pretty much just started and made it up as i went along. Some of my fave current tracks, all blended together on the fly with my Lexicon MPX 100 and Mackie desk... Get involved!
Peep the tracklist:
Steve Miller - Fly Like An Eagle
Jimi Hendrix - Little Miss Lover
Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride
Johnny Jones & The King Casuals - Purple Haze
Sandstorm - Season Of The Witch
Steppenwolf - Jupiter's Child
James Gang - Funk 49
Steve Miller - Take The Money And Run
The Beatles - Taxman
Jimi Hendrix - Can You See Me
The Doobie Brothers - Toulouse Street
Bill Withers - Use Me
Menahan Street Band - Make The Road By Walking
Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up 12" mix
Spanky Wilson - Sunshine Of Your Love
Hebrew Rogers - Cant Buy Soul
Steve Miller - Celebration Song
Here's two download links: mirror 1 \ mirror 2
Here's an old-school Hip-Hop mix from Cosmo Baker. "...I'd Rather Marry Oprah..." drops a motherlode of classic, thought-provoking old school on that ass. Grab it:
1. Brand Nubian “Allah Hu Akbar”
2. Dark Sun Riders “Time To Build”
3. Rakim “Shades Of Black”
4. Common “Ressurection (Large Professor Remix)”
5. Yomo & Maulkie “Black Folks Watch Out”
6. Poor Righteous Teachers “Easy Star”
7. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth “Mecca And The Soul Brother”
8. X-Clan “Grand Verbalizer What Time Is It”
9. Big Daddy Kane “Word To The Mother (Land)”
10. Lakim Shabazz “No Justice No Peace”
11. Latee “This Cut’s Got Flavor”
12. Poor Righteous Teachers “Shakiyla (Jrh)”
13. Brand Nubian “Wake Up (Stimulated Dummies Remix)
14. X-Clan “Fire & Earth (100% Natural)”
15. Divine Styler feat. The Scheme Team “It’s A Black Thing”
16. Gang Starr “Step In The Arena”
17. YZ “Thinking Of A Master Plan”
18. Chill Rob G “Court Is Now In Session”
19. Eric B. & Rakim “The R”
20. Boogie Down Productions “Blackman In Effect”
21. Zhigge “Born Black”
22. Boogie Down Productions “Jack Of Spades”
23. The Stop The Violence Movement “Self Destruction”
24. KMD “Nitty Gritty feat. Brand Nubian”
25. The Jungle Brothers “Acknowledge Your Own History”
26. Public Enemy “Show ‘Em What You Got”
27. Public Enemy “Bring The Noise”
28. Hard Knocks “Thoughts Of A Negro”
29. 360 Degrees “Pelon”
30. Intelligent Hoodlum “Black And Proud”
31. Lakim Shabazz “When You See The Devil Smash Him”
Subscribe to The Rub's podcast for more sets like this.
Green Lantern & Lenny S. have a new mixtape out, dedicated to the Roc-A-Fella family. Peep out R.O.C. All-Stars: The Leak:1. Broad Street Bully Intro - Beanie Sigel
2. This Shit Right Here - Jay-Z
3. DP3 - Jay-Z
4. Success - Jay-Z, Nas
5. C'mon Baby - Jay-Z
6. Cant Tell Me Nothing - Kanye, Beanie Sigel, Freeway
7. Live In London Interlude
8. Blue Magic - Jay-Z
9. Step Back - Freeway, Lil Wayne
10. ROC Fam Freestyle - Memphis Bleek
11. Get Ya Money Up - Memphis Bleek
12. Freestyle Session - Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Uncle Murda
13. Rocafella Billionaires - Freeway, Jay-Z
14. The Allure Of Flashy Lights - Jay-Z
15. You Ain't Ready 4 Me - Beanie Sigel, Styles P
16. Barrel Brothers - Ghostface, Styles P, Beanie Sigel
17. DJ Khaled Interlude
18. Run To The Roc - Young Chris
19. Informer - Uncle Murda, Wyclef
20. Wet Em Up - Tru Life
21. Go Low - Beanie Sigel, R.City
22. Take It To The Top - Freeway, 50 Cent
23. All The Above - Beanie Sigel feat. R Kelly
24. My Hood Is Greasy - Peedi Crakk, Swizz Beats
25. ROC Boys - Jay-Z
This week's FYLP features old AND new DnB from DJs like Electrosoul System, Haddow, Monsta, High Contrast and a dope mix from Temper D. If that's your flavor, do NOT sleep!
Michael Jackson's Thriller is turning 25... peep the video and recognize music history:
Enjoy your weekend. I hope you got that rock salt, niggas!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I'd tell you producers to send your complete remix(es) to me, but the last time I tried that, I got nowhere. Enjoy these, though!
In any case, there's loads of multicolor "WOW"s in this clip. Check it:
This premieres next week on MTV2's Sucka Free Music Week, as well as MTV Jams, so consider this exclusive.
I shit you not.
Peep some of the nuggets of knowledge Nas drops in this interview:
"I have a song called 'The Fear,' " he said. "The full title of the record is 'The Fear of the Black Man's D---.' That's some sh-- you can get comedy [from], or you can get some seriousness from it when you talk about the barbaric castrations that happened in our past — which is very serious, nothing to laugh at."WOW. I KNEW the LP was gonna be on that shit. It's an examination, a fucking microscope into the world's view on the Nigger. But not just Black Niggers, oh no:
"It's about the attacks that have happened to blacks, whites, all ethnicities," he continued. " 'Mick' niggers, 'guinea' niggers, 'kike' niggers. I have a song called 'You a Nigger Too.' "I can see how something like this might hurt, though. We already have White dudes walkin' around throwin' "nigga" really greasy, and while some get the pass, remember this: more Hip-Hop is bought by White teens. This could bounce 50/50: either it will make them more willing to call Black people Nigger, or it will help them understand that hey, every race is the same (although I feel the former has a better probability of occurring).
Production-wise, cats like Salaam Remi, DJ Toomp, and Stargate (?) have given Nas beats; he's also set to link up with Jermaine Dupri ("Fallin'" wasn't THAT hot, but maybe he will bring No I.D.!?!?) and Diddy's Hitmen.
As long as a) will.i.am does not drop tracks, and b) this isn't some bullshit, I am fully behind Nas on this one. Still. Don't fail me, nigga.
This shit is so ill, I might have to go buy a case of Dr. Pepper when I get off work.
Tay Zonday for VP.
Peep the video:
Download the MP3: Tay Zonday ft. Mista Johnson "Cherry Chocolate Rain"
Spotted at weapons of mass distraction. Shouts to nation.
Heard some good news from my nigga inre: a forthcoming Nocando track. More info on that when I can drop it.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Prince "When Doves Cry"
Snoop Dogg "Sensual Seduction"
Tell me I'm wrong.
- Miss Layla Kayleigh has posted up her first video diary on MySpace. Not too many people rock their journals in a seductive black dress, but she can get that one off.
- Doesn't Birdman know that just because you get busted for possessing pot and guns, you are NOT T.I.!? And now word has it that Tha Dogg Pound bounced from Cash Money Records due to, get this, lack of funds. There's a dope one-liner in there, hit me with it.
- Usher named his baby boy Usher. Millions of teenage Black females died a lil' inside.
- How much do you guys think Evel Knievel got paid by Kanye West to drop his copyright lawsuit?
- Miss Puerto Rico got sabatoged, where it was found that someone contaminated her makeup & wardrobe with pepperspray. That's deep, but she is a trooper.
- The CEO of Activision echoes something broke niggas in the hood have said since last Christmas: the prices of the PS3 and the Xbox360 need to be around $199. Duh.
- What's really good with the teacher in the Sudan getting arrested for allowing the class to name a teddy bear "Mohammed"? I guess I should rename my fish, eh? And how are they so strict, but we're willing to contemplate allowing terrorist suspects free on bail because they get their mail late, get bad food and can't spend mad hours everyday reviewing case materials?
- Rumor has it that producer JR Rotem has impregnated Britney Spears? What part of the game is THAT!? I mean, don't you see the shit she's going through with K. Fed?
Crazy news out there, no?
1) Words From Ma DukesYou've had to have heard tracks like "Lightworks" (seen around here as "Lightworking"), "Baggage Handlers" and "Psycho", as well as the recently leaked "Step Up". Beautiful music from two beautiful artists. Pump this in ya whip for days and reflect on the mastery that tape. I do wish a track like "Modern Day Gangstas" could have been included, but I understand why it wasn't.
2) Dillagence (produced by DJ Spinna)
3) Takin What's Mine
4) Step Up
5) The Conversation (f/ Talib Kweli)
of the Streets (f/ MOP)
7) Lightworks (f/ Q-Tip and Talib Kweli)
8) Baggage Handlers (f/ Raekwon)
9) How We Roll
10) Best That Ever Did It (f/ Rah Digga)
11) Psycho (f/ Cassidy and Papoose)
12) The Range (f/ Rah Digga)
13) Not Right Now
14) Other Side Of The Road
15) Who Tryin To Kill You
17) Dillagence Outro
PS: The main Dillagence post over at illRoots has a few mirrors up as well.
She also has loads of audio clips available in that drop as well. Nice work, ma.
BONUS BEATS: eskay not only has the AVP for Big Doe Rehab up, but he also threw up "Yolanda's House", a nice track featuring both Method Man & Raekwon. I like Meth's rhymes on that one.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I'll Be Home For Christmas was the one disc I was kind of iffy on. I grew up listening to the Isley Brothers through my mother, and grew up on tracks like "Between The Sheets", "Caravan of Love", "Harvest for the World" and a host of other classics. I didn't think that Mr. Big could pull off some of these tracks - and I was sadly mistaken. The disc starts out with a jazzy take on "Winter Wonderland", with a pretty hip flute solo in the middle. Ron's voice is as great as ever, and you can hear his timeless adlibs creeping in, but staying true to the original's flavor. Their "Isley Christmas Medley" is a thing of beauty, and clockin' in at almost 6 minutes, the seductive guitar strumming makes you get into that zone that some of their other slower cuts bring you to (notably, the bedroom). Their take on "White Christmas" is a bit unexpected, bringing some "dreamin' dreamin' dreamin'" vocal randomly to the intro, and stepping this classic up a bit. The added treats are the two NEW compositions on this disc: "I'm In Love" isn't very Christmas-y, but sounds like the perfect track to put on when you have your engagement ring from Kay, and are proposing to that special someone underneath the Christmas tree. The true gem is "What Can I Buy?", which has Ron speaking to his lady friend, the one who has everything, trying to figure out what she wants, exactly. It's got that cool Isley feel, very modern funk style, and some nice lines ("girl I'll spend it all if I could buy you"), as well as Ernie Isley's distinctive guitar wailing. All in all, this is a tight disc: you get some updated classics, as well as some tracks that stick right to how the originals sound. Ron's voice works well with all of these, and at times you feel like they are sitting by the fireplace, crooning these songs of old to a living room full of loved ones, like in their take on "The Christmas Song". Beautiful holiday music.
I wish I could feel the same way about Patti LaBelle's Miss Patti's Christmas. All is not lost, as the "Christmas Jam" opening track has a funky feel to it. Reminds me of that episode of A Different World where they all went to Dwayne Wayne's house and the whole Wayne family was singing together. Very chill vibe. After this, the selection gets dicey. Patti's voice is in tact, but I'd like to have heard some less-Adult Urban Contemporary grooves on this disc. "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" and "What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas?" sound alright, and I bet my mom and her peoples will love them, but they sound both uninspired and unoriginal. "Holidays Mean More To Me" and "It's Going To Be A Merry Christmas" have the same exact theme (don't gimme no presents, I just need you), so hearing them back to back makes no sense to me. The remaining tracks are devoted to the Lord, which is always good to hear, but again the tracks vary. "Nativity" has that 2007 synth-happy beat, and it's so crunk I was waiting for like Young Jeezy or someone to jump out and drop a 16. "Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child" starts out like an Al Green track, but then drops into some Swampfox, Alabama, down home gospel feel, which is always good for the spirit. This being Miss Patti's newest Christmas album since 1990, I kind of wonder why she was chosen for this series. She's no doubt got the vocal game on lock, but Patti over new-school sounds doesn't really cut it, especially when she does a 180 with a few of these numbers.
In the end, my assumptions were way off: I figured the Isley Brothers would be trying to hold onto the youth, while Patti stuck to the tried and true and would shine right through. It was actually the Isleys who crafted some perfect blends of the new and the old, while Patti's disc seemed all over the place in terms of the style of the selections. Both artists still have "it", but whodathunk that Mr. Big and his family would outshine Miss Patti LaBelle singing about Santa and Jesus Christ?!? For what it's worth, though, for your family members or friends who grew up on the timeless music from both Patti LaBelle and the Isley Brothers, these CDs would make PERFECT stocking stuffers.
The Isley Brothers - B+
Patti LaBelle - C
Both discs are available NOW. Peep this link for more info on the tracklists.
THE CHURCH OF LUDACHRIST
More than a mash-up crew, this is a religion, bitches. Here's a few MP3s:
"Se-bast-I-Am" (more info on this SebastiAn/Timbaland freakin' number HERE)
Also, you can grab Bangfest, the LUDACHRIST debut mix, for FREE (in 320kbps MP3 format) as well. Tracklist:
1. Get on my Axel 1:27Crazy hipster dancefloor madness. Shouts to Knick and Ewun. Checkout LUDACHRIST on MySpace.
2. Polar Bears in Africa 1:08
3. Toto 2 Hot 0:33
4. East vs. West vs. Bitches 0:55
5. Suck that news, Tiger 1:16
6. Hey you! Get down on the floor 2:15
7. Take on Me 0:46
8. The Golden Era 1:29
9. Metallitroy 1:06
10. Lunchbag 0:38
11. Predators 0:49
12. The Windows of Justice 1:15
13. Ghost Busta Rhymes 1:53
14. Only the Strong Eat Cake and get Hypnotized 1:44
15. Meet me in the Grind 1:15
16. Rock me Child 0:57
17. Cult of Brutality 0:21
18. Interlude 0:44
19. Dire Straight Bitches! 2:19
20. We are your Hoes 2:13
21. No Love 1:11
22. Owner of a Lonely .44 0:50
23. Daft Effect 0:57
24. Headbanger 1:35
25. The Swarm 2:59
26. The Legend of Curtis 1:49
27. Soul on Ice 1:52
28. Detatchable Pinky 1:46
29. Splash D's 1:43
30. The Pigs are Here 1:08
31. Se-bast-i-Am 2:01
Or you can have a bit of fun with it, like this couple did:
Big up to my wifey for the video.
And to quote Dallas, Hip-Hop is definitely a lot like bowling. Check out the video:
More fun and games at Oh Word. Shouts to Rafi for the link. Cop them $9 Stand Up! tickets NOW!
Monday, November 26, 2007
Nice lil' mixture of Hip-Hop, Dubstep, and other pieces of noise. Download RiotControl Nine; peep RiotControl on MySpace, and make sure you burn their feed.
Numbers - Kraftwerk
2-D - Skream
White Flash - Modeselektor
Destroy Them My Robots - Anthony Rother
Hustler - Simian Mobile Disco
Jagz The Smack - Rustie
Someway Through This - Black Ghosts (Skream and Plastician RMX)
Moments In Love - Art Of Noise
International Players Anthem - UGK
White Label - Diplo
Computer Love - Kraftwerk
Unite - Burial
- I have no idea when this Kim Kardashian/Ray J sextape shit is going to end. I got an e-mail last night from World Star Hip-Hop, boasting of an UNCUT version of the dynamic duo's famed sextape. It does boast footage you wankers might not have seen yet, and clocks in at 95 minutes. It does still boast the asinine trip footage, but yeah, homegirl is undeniably bangin', even if her looks are suspect. (BONUS: after a 2 minute Google search, I saw that Funky Cavemen has download links to this full, epic feature. Get your wank on!)
- Speaking of rich socialites with sextapes, Paris Hilton has reportedly leaked pictures from Nicole Richie's baby shower. For shame.
- Trent Lott's racist ass is resigning from his Senate seat. The only way I'd be happier is if he died-out, Blood-style.
- Hulk Hogan's wife surprised him with divorce papers. How he can be surprised is anyone's guess - didn't the last season of Hogan Knows Best begin with them going to marriage counseling?
- My boy E got the skinny on Wu reviews: not only did he review Wu-Tang Clan's forthcoming 8 Diagrams CD, but he also touched down at the Ghostface show in Houston (and a BGDB mix to boot), with some ill highlights - dude even has video of the RZA addressing Raekwon-gate..
- WOW @ BBC Radio 1 DnB DJ/don Grooverider getting busted in Dubai on weed/porn possession charges.
- "Press One For English": while this is cute and all, I hate to think what would happen to a major label artist who did a track like this...
How's your Cyber Monday going?