Friday, January 04, 2008

Killer Mike Ghetto Extraordinary

Shouts out to Killer Mike and HipHopDX.com for making this available. This disc got shelved due to label issues and other drama, but now we get to enjoy a dope album from one of the South's nicer MCs. Hit this link for more info.

Download links: mediafire / sharebee

Tracklist:

01 Get Em Shawty f. Three 6 Mafia (prod. by Three Six Mafia)
02 Gorilla Pimpin (Ghetto Extraordinary) f. 8Ball & MJG (prod. by Mello)
03 Bad Day / Worst Day (prod. by Beat Bullies)
04 Mama Said (prod. by Organized Noize)
05 Gonna Go to Ghana (prod. by Andre3000)
06 Niggaz Down South (prod. by Beat Bullies)
07 Shot Down (prod. by Organized Noize)
08 Chose Me f. SL Jones & Scar (prod. by Ron Browz)
09 My Chrome f. Big Boi (prod. by Mr. DJ of Dungeon Family)
10 Leave This Hood f. Jagged Edge
11 Aye-O (prod. by David Banner)
12 Speak Lord (prod. by Organized Noize)

Bonus Tracks:

13 Push Back f. M.O.P.
14 Bad Day / Worst Day Remix (Clean) f. Ice Cube (prod. by Beat Bullies)
Nice mixture of artists on here! M.O.P., Big Boi, Ice Cube, and others, with beats from David Banner, Andre3000 AND Organized Noize, as well as Three 6 Mafia? Damn I'm surprised this one never came out!

Wu-Tang Clan 8 Diagrams Contest

You've heard the album, as well as the mixtape. Now, enter the contest and WIN a dope Wu-Tang Clan 8 Diagrams t-shirt, as well as a copy of the ill 8 Diagrams mixtape, which featured album cuts, exclusives, and a gang of rarities.

I have 5 of these prize packs to give away; all you have to do is send an e-mail to khaldub@gmail.com with the subject "8 DIAGRAMS CONTEST". I will then pick 5 winners and alert them via e-mail.

Good luck! EDIT: CONTEST IS CLOSED. The winners have been notified. Thanks for playing, and keep your eyes peeled for future contests from rock the dub!

On That Leak: "I Don't Give A Fuck" (Bishop Lamont Diss)

J Wells "I Don't Give A Fuck" (Bishop Lamont Diss): Looks like J Wells has some real beef with Bishop Lamont. Long story short, it was J's tracks that helped spark Aftermath's ear to wards what Bishop Lamont was doing ("It's Bishop" being one of them), and word is getting back to J that Bishop has been talkin' sideways about J, with one of the more recent accusations going down at a video shoot for Kurupt and J Wells. One would wish that it didn't have to go down like this, and hopefully any beef they have is kept to wax, but you gotta let them air out their grievances.

Shouts to Matt for this one!

Friday, January 4th 2008 playlist


So this, the first playlist of 2008, has a boatload of MP3s, leaks and freestyles, as well as a few dope mixtapes. Check me out:

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new year, mo' leaks!

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Spotted this American Ironman remix project/mixtape over at Oh Word. This features the lyrics and beats from Jay-Z's American Gangster with Ghostface Killah rhymes and beats. Shouts to DJ Chong Wizard for this, it has some gems on it! And the cover is just epic. (mirror1; mirror2)

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Some interviews you should check out: Cipha Sounds interviewed Eminem for his new Behind The Boards show on Sirius (Nah Right via You Heard That New...?); illRoots interviewed director of the moment Rik Cordero; and Prodigy gave a few interviews: one to Rhapsody, a 2nd with Art of Rhyme.

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That's it for this week. I been on this Percee P kick for a bit, and found this old video of Percee, Fat Joe and Eminem freestyling. One for the vaults:



Looks like the chill of the end of this week will lift this weekend... thank God. Enjoy yourselves...

Loud.com Contest

Loud.com is running a contest right now, and rock the dub has 3 prize packs to give to you fans, primarily you aspiring MCs. All YOU have to do is send an email to khaldub@gmail.com, with the subject of "LOUD.COM PRIZE PACK". I will pick 3 and inform you of your winnings!

EDIT: CONTEST IS CLOSED. The winners have been notified. Thanks for playing, and keep your eyes peeled for future contests from rock the dub!


It includes the following:

An ill Loud.com t-shirt(seen above), a Loud.com drawstring knapsack, a towel AND a Mic!


As an added bonus, check out Most Official's "Loud.com Tribute" for FREE. Shouts to Roni on the info, as well as Loud.com for being so dope.

EW speaks with Jack Sheppard

LOST's Matthew Fox recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss Season 4 of LOST (which premieres on Jan. 31st, 2008), and got into talking about what to expect this season (time travel?), as well as his thoughts on the epic Season 3 finale. I also had no idea dude was set to play Racer X in the forthcoming Speed Racer movie!

Good read, and something to get your juices going. I'm mad excited for this season.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

iHov


The news on your internets is that Apple and Jay-Z are in your bed, starting a label together. Boy Genius Report's follow-up on this story says that Jay won't run the label:

When we said Apple and Jay-Z were starting a record label, it doesn’t mean that Jay is running it. It just means they are doing it together. What we think will happen is Jay will be on as an "urban" artist, and Apple will go out and make similar deals with other rock and country artists. But Jay-Z has 2 albums left at Def Jam, right? Well, he’s going to develop and attract artists like he did at Def Jam as president. Jay has the power to get artists on the radio, get them media ops, etc. Having him on board for urban artists is the ultimate stamp of approval, and makes total sense. We see this working as a straight distribution model, with little, but some marketing support.
The bigger news outlets are picking up on this, as Eskay found:


Now, we all know that Jay-Z recently left his position with Def Jam, but the odd thing about this rumor is the whole Jay-Z taking American Gangster OFF of iTunes thing. Seems like an odd link-up, Apple and Hov, but I guess stranger things have happened?

Layla Kayleigh answers your questions!

Layla Kayleigh, we salute you. On her MySpace blog, she asked her fans to post questions and she would answer them. Like 7 hours later, there is a 10 miunte vlog of her doing just that, speaking on her thoughts about love, family, struggle, drive, weed, bisexuality, and some other stuff. Homegirl is super humble, and that's not necessarily something you see with people you see in her type of position (being "known"). Plus, I just find it amusing that, right at the beginning, she took it back to the Donnell Jones, but had it BLARING! Cute.

Stay Up, Tragedy

For those who don't know, Tragedy Khadafi recently started a 4-year bid. I have been a fan of his since he was the Intelligent Hoodlum, and I hate the situation he is in. If you want to send him a kite/magazine subscription/a good book, here's his address in the bing:

PERCY CHAPMAN
07A7101
DOWNSTATE CORR FAC
122 RED SCHOOLHOUSE ROAD
PO BOX F
FISHKILL NY 12524

Do the right thing.

On That Leak: "I'm Me"

Lil' Wayne "I'm Me" (prod. by DJ Nasty & L.V.M.) [dirty / clean]: Damn. Weezy does his thing on this monster. Word is this is the full version off the leak of The Carter III. Am I floored? Nah, but I think this one has potential. Single-worthy? Slow down...

Shouts to Enigmatik for lacing me with the pic...

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

The Observation Deck (2nd Jan. 2008)


  • Damn. First it was Jessica Alba, now it looks like Rosalyn Sanchez has gotten engaged. All the hotties are getting taken! You single niggas in L.A. need to step your games up.
  • Speaking of marriage, what's really good with Eddie Murphy marrying Tracy Edmonds on an island in French Polynesia? Niggas even go out to French Polynesia?
  • Sacha Baron Cohen stepped his Hollywood game all the way up, with word of him appearing in a forthcoming Steven Speilberg flick. Maybe it was Speilberg who made Cohen murk Borat?
  • The Ultimate Couch Potato contest: proof positive that America is going to hell with gas drawls on.
  • Looks like it will be some time before the unreleased James Brown material sees the light of day, based on the back and forth legal red tape regarding Brown's will. You'd think that when that much money is involved, cats would have their house in order, just in case.
  • The term "perfect storm" has made it to the top of the most-used phrases for 2007.
  • As of right now, it looks like Barack Obama is leading all Democrats coming into tomorrow's Iowa caucus. Obama vs. Huckabee might be an interesting battle...
  • The FBI is still trying to suss out what happened to Dan Cooper. This case occurred in 1971, and he is likely dead. Why try and figure this out, when Biggie's murderer is still walking free?
  • What would you do if you found a check worth $185K? Me, I'd pocket it. This kind fast-food employee returned it - and got a whopping $50 for reward. Is that the reason he works in fast food? Just saying...
  • Do we truly need a cocaine vaccine right now? And if this vaccine works, will it work for crack addicts too?

I guess 2008 is already shaping up to be more of the same wackiness, news-wise.

[video] Joell Ortiz "Ups And Downs"

Another Three21 Media joint:



Joell Ortiz is that nigga.

Bowling With Hov

Jay-Z and The Roots practicing "Roc Boys" in preparation for the recent Hov show in Vegas, I believe. The sound gets kind of distorted when they get into it, and the angle is mad odd (I guess that's what ? sees when he's performing), but it's dope to hear them recreate that track so fluidly:

New LOST ARG: Find815


You LOST fans in need of a nice bit of tomfoolery should be aware that the new ARG has started!

Following in the footsteps of "The LOST Experience", we have what looks like another crazy game set up, trying to use clues and what we know of the LOST mythology to help this cat Sam find his girlfriend, who was apparently a flight attendant on Oceanic 815.

Head on over to Fly Oceanic Air to peep the hacked video message, then get ready to not do any work for the next couple of weeks! Lostpedia already has Chapter 1 mapped out for those who want to read along, including videos and diagrams of clues.

The Maxwell Group, eh? Damn I love this alternate reality!

Air Jordan 1 Low Pimp C Tribute

"See this right here be a 1 of 1/that means, none before it, none to come..."

It looks like Jordan Brand, in hearing that Pimp C passed, hooked up a pair of Air Jordan 1 Lows exclusive for Bun B. Sneakerfiles has the scoop, and said that Bun replied that this is one pair he will never wear.

That's respect.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

[video] Skillz "2007 Rap Up"

Word to soveryfresh. It's here:



I like the use of YouTube and other pics throughout the video. He shoulda BEEN done something like this! Eskay has the two versions of this jawn up now.

Sponge Bob Square Bapes

Spotted at Sneakerfiles. Ew.

FOTM: THUGSTEP #9


Stat Quo Vs. SupaSimmo "Like Dat (DJ Nappy THUGSTEP Refix)"

Happy New Year. Time for your THUGSTEP fix. This month features Stat Quo, who represents the ATL as well as Shady/Aftermath, being paired with an interesting, intense headnodder from Manchester's SupaSimmo. It's got an ill vibe to it, with the Simmo track dipping an allowing Stat to rock his party chants over. Nappy linked a sick one on this, with this having the ability to get the party crunk on some diversity shit.

Outta 2K7, Inta 2K8 - still got a boatload of refixes to serve you with. Get involved!

Monday, December 31, 2007

The Observation Deck (New Year's Eve 2K7)

Happy New Year, Sydney!

  • Looks like Britney Spears is going to have to submit to a deposition soon-ish. I feel for her, she's got the ill baby-thickness in her waist, but the thing is, she is not doing right by the kids, hear her lawyers tell it. And to add insult to the Spears-legacy, it looks like Jamie Lynn's baby daddy is a cheater. I hope she didn't get pregnant to save their relationship...
  • Speaking of crazy white female celeb drama, apparently some 6 year old girl's mom lied to win Hannah Montana tickets. She apparently told a company sponsoring an essay contest that this girl's dad died in Iraq. She chalked it up to some "we do this all the time" creative-writing bullshit, but you know her intentions.
  • How can Wal-Mart censor any/every CD they sell, but don't take the time to check the contents of an MP3 player before reselling it? Maybe they like selling porn to unsuspecting customers... then again, this is the same chain that sells iPod boxes with notes in them.
  • Brandy lucked out and won't be charged in the fatal car crash she was involved in last December. Happy New Year indeed.
  • Peep these year-end lists: Zilla Says has their ZS Awards 2007 Year End List up. Grab a cold one and get lost in that sea, for they GO IN! TSS has a dope Hip-Hop Awards post up, some funny comments in that one. DJ Premier dropped his top 20 albums of the year, as well as some honorable mentions (even though The Kush is major doo-doo), and its definitely one to check out. Rizoh has the top 27 LPs of 2007 over at About Rap.
  • If you are still using Netscape Navigator, you need to switch, as AOL has said it is no longer supporting this browser. Who used Netscape anymore? This isn't 1997.
  • Elucid hit me with this story about Jihadists living the life behind bars. And we bug out over cable TV in our prisons?
  • NahRight has the pics from the Las Vegas 40/40 opening, and I am upset to see Al Sharpton there, all up in the pictures, throwing the Roc sign. He truly is a ho!

Will 2008 be any kinder to my people? Will celebs put down the pipe and be normal?

Who am I kidding...

RiotControl Ten

The RiotControl squad (Burt Fox, Sonny Noir) have come to end 2007 with a dope edition of the RiotControl podcast (this is #10, with Burt Fox on the decks). In their words:

To celebrate our tenth episode and the start of the new year, we selected some classic New York bangers and other assorted nonsense. Pure energy that you need to kick off 2008.
Sick. I didn't add the bolds, either. That's all them. In any case, grab the MP3, and check out this dynamic tracklist:

RC Theme - Burt Fox
Also Sprach Zarathustra - Deodato
Fresh IS The Word - Mantronix
Ugly People Be Quiet - Cash Money and Marvelous
NYC remix - Rub N Tug
Sample Slayer - Armand Van Helden
White Label Remix - Nas
Oooh Wee Instrumental - Mark Ronson
Pushin On Remix - White Label
However Do You Want Me - Burt Fox Blend
The Mexican - Bombers Boogie
Down Bronx - Man Parrish
Feel The Bass Instrumental - Sa Ra
Set It Off - Strafe
It's Like That Instrumental - Run DMC
Sexual Sportswear - Sebastien Tellier
Your Love - Jamie Principle
Clash - Logic System
Love Stoned - Justin Timberlake (Justice Remix)
Murda. Pure murda. Make sure you keep up with RiotControl via their website, their RSS feed, and hit up those archives!

On That Leak: "Auld Lang Syne Remix"

The boy Manny Faces has been on fire this year with the remixes, just hit his site and grab an assortment of hot flips to your favorite cuts. He's flipped the New Year's classic "Auld Lang Syne" with a bit of the Hip-Hop under it. This is for all of you DJs who are going to be spinning at midnight, or you heads who will be home and want a bit of the headnod with your New Year's wishes. It's about a minute long, and does exactly what it is supposed to.

Play it and drink up!

DOWNLOAD Manny Faces "New Year's Eve Auld Lang Syne Flip Remix"

rock the dub radio, episode 12


Did you cop your Ace of Spades yet? I didn't... I'm not a big sparkling wine man... but I do love Hip-Hop. This year has given us a lot of highs, and an enormous amount of lows, but there's a gang of tracks that fell by the wayside, or you might have just overlooked waiting for that new version of "Crank Dat" or whatever you pollute your iPods with. So I figured, why not showcase some of the tracks from 2007 that I dug but didn't get much burn? Peep this, the last rock the dub radio for 2007:

rock the dub radio 012

(direct MP3 download)

Tracklist:

01/intro
02/Three 6 Mafia ft. UGK "On Sum Chrome"
03/Trae ft. Slim Thug "Nuthin' 2 A Boss"
04/Rich Boy "Get To Poppin'"
05/DJ Drama ft. Young Jeezy, Willie The Kid, Jim Jones, Rick Ross, Young Buck & T.I. "Takin' Pictures"
06/Infamous Mobb ft. The Alchemist "Hustle Hard"
07/L.E.G.A.C.Y. "Too Far"
08/9th Wonder ft. Ness & Skyzoo "Let It Bang"
09/Edgar Allen Floe "Off And On"
10/Little Brother ft. Lil' Wayne "Breakin' My Heart"
11/DJ K.O. ft. Phonte, Wordsworth, K-Hill & Masta Ace "Ladder Of Success"
12/The Away Team ft. Sean Price "Psycho Ward"
13/Che Grand "Swing"
14/Show & A.G. "The World Is Listening"
15/Scanz ft. Akrobatik "Choose Your Hustle"
16/Donny Goines "Inspiration 2007"
17/Styles P "Da 80s"
18/interlude: Wise Intelligent "Niggaz Iz"
19/Wu-Tang Clan "Take It Back"
20/Prodigy "Return Of The Mac"
21/Jay-Z "American Gangster"
22/Jay-Z ft. Nas "Success (9th Wonder Remix)"
23/Freeway "When They Remember"
24/Beanie Sigel "I'm In"
25/NYGz "N.H.B. (Nigga, Ho, Bitch)"
26/Busta Rhymes ft. M.O.P. "Code Of The Streets"
27/Phat Kat ft. Elzhi "Cold Steel"
28/Talib Kweli ft. Styles P "Real Recognize Real"
29/Bishop Lamont & Black Milk ft. Rass Kass & Royce Da 5'9" "Go Hard"
30/KRS-One & Marley Marl "The Teacha's Back"
31/Prodigy "My World Is Empty Without You"
32/Joe Budden "Green Lantern Freestyle"
33/Styles P, Beanie Sigel, Freeway & Uncle Murda "Green Lantern Freestyle"
34/Manny Faces "Auld Lang Syne Remix"
I'm not sure where rock the dub radio is going in 2008... I am debating cutting the shows into 1 hour parts, but I haven't gotten any hate mail inre: the length of the show (but, I didn't get any love mail either). We'll see. I also need to start using this SHOUTcast jammy from the good folks at NovaShells. More on that ish when I figure out what it is I'mma gon' do. In any case, to everyone who has sent me a track or a shoutout, God bless. Enjoy your night. And please keep rockin' the dub with me.

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