Archive for 09/01/2008 - 10/01/2008

[video] Avant "When It Hurts"

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DJ Babu Duck Season 3 Cover+Tracklist

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I'm always a fan of DJ Babu's albums. This one looks like it will be no exception to that trend...


1. DS3 Intro f/ Dilated Peoples
2. Dearly Departed f/ M.O.P.
3. Fan Mail f/ Little Brother, Joe Scudda, & D-Brock
4. The Unexpected f/ MF DOOM & Sean Price
5. Frozen f/ Guilty Simpson
6. East West Connection f/ A.G.
7. My Opinion f/ Bishop Lamont
8. 2 Feet f/ Kardinal Offishall & Rakaa Iriscience
9. Black & Brown Army f/ Chace Infinite & Sick Jacken
10. Graveyardshiftin f/ Cali Agents & Roc Marciano
11. For Whatever It's Worth f/ Evidence
12. It's A New Day f/ M.E.D.
13. O.G. f/ Strong Arm Steady
14. Guns Gon' Blow f/ Termanology
15. That Ain't Gangsta f/ Likwit Junkies
16. Meant To Be f/ Roc C. & Oh No
17. SBX2LAX2OX f/ Wildchild & Percee P
18. Ahead Of My Time f/ Niko

All tracks are produced, mixed and arranged by DJ Babu, and will definitely be something to look forward to. In stores October 28th. Shouts to Matt, as per usual.

BK Cyph "Dirty Games"

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BK Cyph "Dirty Games": One of the illest out of BK goes for broke over this Primo beat that I cannot place for the life of me... right now. Dude is getting his exposure on, I'm not mad at that at all, fam! His new mixtape, NSC2: Rhymes R Ez, Life is Hard, should be out in about 2 weeks.

[video] Primeridian, Rashid Hadee & Pugs Atomz "Money"

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New video, which was directed and edited by Pugs Atomz. Beat done by Tall Black Guy:

[video] Alicia Keys & Jack White "Another Way To Die"

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Via Enigmatik.

[video] J Brice "Put On" Freestyle

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Y'all remember Namond from The Wire? He's on the mic:

[video] Heltah Skeltah "So Damn Tuff" Video Teaser

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Watching fights is the shit:

Video coming soon!

Britney Spears "Womanizer"

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Britney Spears "Womanizer" (prod. by The Outsyders) (radio rip): I just got word that Britney Spears' "Womanizer" was leaked to radio today, and the jawn has already been ripped and thrown on the 'Net. Not really my cup of tea; kind of reminds me of that Electro-Pop feel that Danity Kane touches on, Rihanna grazes this flavor at times too. Really uptempo swing beat on this. The title basically tells you what the track is about, and a good look for those who are longtime fans of Britney.

Circus is set to drop on December 2nd. No word on a video for this cut as of yet.

EDIT: Here are some photos from the "Womanizer" video shoot.

EDIT: Here's the CD single. The above link has also been updated. In other Brit news, she's not only planning a 2009 World Tour, but she should also be getting her lawyer game up for a possible sex tape that could surface for the right price, even though she denies its existence. Hey, maybe she shouldn't round up the lawyers? She also spoke to People about "Womanizer", calling the track a "girl anthem", and also speaks on her shock about winning three VMAs this year.

[video] Vinnie Paz & Outerspace Speak On God's Fury

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Shouts to Sam P for the heads up.

[video] Busta Rhymes' "Arab Money" Dance

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SMH, even if the crowd gets hype off that. Shouts to Enigmatik.

Black Uhuru "Sponji Reggae"

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Black Uhuru "Sponji Reggae": Flashback time...

Blame TV Land and their weeklong marathon of The Cosby Show last week. It's their fault. I'm just happy I got the ID on this. Taken from Black Uhuru's Red LP (1981), I couldn't tell you what the point of this joint is, but that hook B2B the xylophone twinkles B2B those skankin' guitars? Heaven. JAH!

Alfamega "Uh Huh (Remix)"

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Alfamega ft. Bun B, Rick Ross & T.I. "Uh Huh (Remix)" [dirty / clean]: If you didn't like the original, I can't see a new verse from William Roberts making you love this, but hey, you know what it is!

related: [video] Alfamega "4 Or 5 Ways"

[video] Katt Williams It's Pimpin' Pimpin' DVD Trailer

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Shouts to Enigmatik for the heads up.

related: Katt Williams It's Pimpin' Pimpin' Tour [recap]

[video] Torae "Switch"

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[video] Mazzi - Walking Blog #3

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[video] Ludacris "Undisputed"

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Co-starring Floyd "Money" Mayweather:

[video] Joell Ortiz "Can't You Tell? / Ghetto"

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Statik Selektah produced "Can't You Tell" (MP3 via Nah Right); those who grabbed The Nigger Tape should remember "Ghetto".

[video] Skillz "Be Alright"

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Featuring Kornbread & Aaries:

[video] Negroes On Ice

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Negroes On Ice = Prince Paul and his son, DJ Paul Fresh. Great name, great legacy:

More videos over at GRANDGOOD.

Q-Tip The Renaissance Cover+Tracklist

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If you look carefully, the tracklist is on the cover. Drops on Election Day 2008 (November 4th). Via The Rap Up.

Bonus Beats: Q-Tip ft. D'Angelo "I Believe" [via 2DB]

[video] SNL: Sarah Palin & Katie Couric

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Tina Fey strikes again!

If that video dies, here's a link to it up on Hulu.

related: [video] Tina Fey As Sarah Palin On Saturday Night Live

K.O. "She Wants 2 Get It"

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K.O. "She Wants 2 Get It": K.O. is doing the damn thing out in L.A., where "She Wants 2 Get It" is getting some good spins on Power 106 (where he was a five month champion on their "Whoa Call". There's a new mixtape he's completed with Clinton Sparks (featuring remixes of cuts from Soulja Boy, Plain White T's, Missez and others) that you can grab for free from his website, and he has some projects on deck with some major players, so be on the lookout!

KONCEPT "Mic Controllers"

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KONCEPT "Mic Controllers" (prod. by Slarc): Yet another cut from KONCEPT's Konverses mixtape, with a fat beat (pun intended) cooked up by Slarc. If you haven't picked up Konverses, you're playing yourself. Grab the physical CD @ Fat Beats NY, or order a copy from KONCEPT's MySpace page.

related: Brown Bag All Stars "Undeniable" \ KONCEPT "The Great Hype" \ KONCEPT "Your Charm" \ KONCEPT, JLOG1C & Soul Khan "Make Way"

6th Sense "Love Lockdown"

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6th Sense "Love Lockdown": While not a remix, 6th did grab the stems that were distributed and made his own version. The lyrics, which 2DB posted, are kind of leftfield, but when reworking a track where Kanye West sings the entire thing, leftfield is appropriate.

Bonus Beats: Kanye West "Love Lockdown (Tech Supreme REmix)" (instrumental) [NOTE: I see you with those Sonic The Hedgehog samples, fam!]

PS: Keep sending "Love Lockdown" remixes, producers/MCs! If I like them, I will post them!

previous: Kanye West "Love Lockdown (J. Slikk Remix)" \ Articulate "You Lose (Love Lockdown Freestyle)"

[video] Theo Opening For Nas @ Burdenis Univ.

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Theo, alongside Jon Hope, opened for Nas at Burdenis University on the 20th of September. Check out this clip:

More footage is available at ChannelHopeMedia's YouTube page.

[video] Obama vs. McCain, Debate #1

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This is the full debate. Enjoy it. Or, at least, try to stay awake:

[video] Chris Rock On Larry King Live

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Articulate "Pop Champagne Freestyle"

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Articulate "Pop Champagne Freestyle": Two things: 1, Baltimore's Articulate can't sleep, with the amount of fire he's hitting heads off with. 2, "Pop Champagne" is my shit.

Bonus Beats:"32 Bar Spazz" & "Stop It (Splash Freestyle)"

Left Eye Eye-Legacy Cover

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Cover jacked skraight from The YBF. Hip Hop Press has more details.

[video] Joe Biden: "McCain Lost"

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CRUMM "New Microphone Fiend"


CRUMM "New Microphone Fiend": Check out this Rakim ode that CRUMM, one of Georgia's illest, cooked up. You might have seen this cat blazin' a few videos featured on WSHH, and hopefully he will be dropping some fresh cuts on your heads. Keep it locked... for the future.

Shouts to TVCBN.

[video] Janelle Monáe "Many Moons"

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Bonus Beats: Elucid "Many Moons"

[video] 4th Annual Jersey Fresh Graffiti Jam 2008

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Still mad I missed this.

Hustle Simmons Mentioned In The Source

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Congrats to Dave Ghetto & Tha S Ence. Review coming soon!

The Game "Baggage Claim"

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The Game "Baggage Claim" (prod. by Cookin' Soul) [CDQ / No DJ]: Shouts to CS for sending this CDQ/No DJ banger from Black Wall Street 5. Friday nights are for dope Hip-Hop, right?

[video] Ciph & Rosenberg's Jay-Z/Beyonce Plea

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On their morning show (which I'm seriously addicted to, via archives), Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg have been pleading to Jay-Z and Beyonce to come on their show... why you ask? Because they were skraight disrespected, and don't go on Hot 97 before 3PM (crazy!). In any case, check out the making of this plea:

Via Nah Right.

[video] Live Through This: Kanye West

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Via FuseOnDemand:

We examine the personal tragedies overcome by one of hip hops biggest stars Kanye West, including the car wreck that nearly ended his life and inspired his hit song "Through the Wire"

DJ Plexx Stay In My Lane Pt. 2 Mixtape

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At various points in my life, I've both worked with and lived on the same block as Trenton, NJ's DJ Plexx. For those who don't know, dude is dropping heat in the form of mixtapes, and one of his specialites are what hipsters called "mash-ups" (circa 2003), but Hip-Hop mixshow heads knew as "blends" from years back. I noticed he dropped his latest mixtape, Stay In My Lane Pt. 2 on his MySpace page, and figured I'd share some homegrown flavors with you heads, for the weekend. Loads of R&B blends on this one, with an array of beats. Click the image for the full tracklist, complete with the instrumentals blended on this monster, which includes hot joints from the likes of Ne-Yo, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Ryan Leslie, Keyshia Cole and others blended over beats from Rick Ross, Diddy, Kanye West, Playaz Circle and more!

PS: Lil' Wayne's "A Milli" over Gucci Mane's "Freaky Girl" is my SHIT right now!

[video] T.I. Speaks On Paper Trail Leaking

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TBH, I feel a good 50% of the album. I'd cop a bunch of the jawns on iTunes. Dunno about buying the whole ALBUM, but Tip did his thing.

Friday, September 26th 2008 playlist

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Odd week, working off some reserve energy over here. Loads of tracks flying by, so just take a few minutes... hit the green a few times, take a sip or 3, and engage yourself with these dope cuts. And the wack ones, too...





Let's take it back to a joint that Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg played on their morning show this week, throwback that hits me everytime I heard it:

Slick Rick "Hey Young World"

Real words being spoken. My tri-state niggas, make sure you pack your umbrella (ella). Obama owns McCain TONIGHT! Chris Rock x Mayorga vs. Mosley Saturday night. Holla.

[video] Kimbo Slice On Jimmy Kimmel

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related: [video] David Blaine x Kimbo Slice

[video] This Is Jim Jones Trailer

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Kanye West "Love Lockdown (J. Slikk Remix)"

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Kanye West "Love Lockdown (J. Slikk Remix)": Slikk had cats buggin' with his hilarious send-up of "Love Lockdown", but this one is forreal right now. While the vocal stays in tact, Slikk flips an instrumental that matches that merky, lost feeling that 'Ye's vocal invoked. Plays really well off of each other. Kind of a different side of Slikk that many might not be up on, which is a plus, showcasing dude's multi-faceted funk.

Watch this space for J. Slikk's Separation Anxiety beat tape...

Bonus Beats: Komplex Remix \ Catharsis Remix [both via 2DB]

BGDB Presents Da Incredible Rap Team Mix

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My homey Enigmatik, gearing up for Tuesday's release of D.I.R.T., has thrown together a massive mix - we're talking an hour and 45 minute heatrocket - of Heltah Skeltah and related joints. BCC heads, stand up!



Soldiers Gone Psycho
What's This Called?
Here We Come f/Boot Camp Clik
Fuck Dat Rapper
Da Beginning Of Da End
Feel The O's
Trading Places f/Boot Camp Clik
Onion Head f/Tek
Sean Price on Disrespek
The Art of Disrespekanization
Cardiac f/Buckshot, Ruste Juxx & Flood
Hostyle Takeover f/General Steele
Letha Brainz Blo
Niggery Ginger Bread
Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka f/O.G.C.
Da Beast Is Back
King Kong
OnDaSpot Freestyle
Jail Shit
Attempted Murder
Mess You Made f/Block McCloud of Brooklyn Academy
Therapy f/Vinia Mojica
Operation Lockdown f/Buckshot
The Beatles
Everything Is Heltah Skeltah
Freestyle f/Buckshot
D.I.R.T. (Another Boot Camp Clik Yeah Song)

So disgusting. We also wanna send some well-wishes to Buckshot, who is recuperating after suffering multiple seizures recently. Hold your head, chief.

[video] Chris Rock On 106 & Park

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You gotta love how Chris Rock sons Terrance ("you read!?!? Ain't no reading on 106 & Park!"). The canned audience laughter bothers me, but this is some funny shit.

Nike Summer '09 Preview

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I remember when I used to spend money on decent kicks. My Timbs are a few years old, as are my white on white S. Carters. I need some new kicks.

Via Sneakerfiles, who has more flicks of '09 Nike kicks.

Dub ft. Jay F "Fashion Ave"

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Dub ft. Jay F "Fashion Ave" (prod. by Cookin' Soul): Not every day I get some new Cookin' Soul in my inbox. Shouts to Dub for keepin' the faucet open, letting these fresh flavors flowing freely (love that alliteration).

Bonus Beats: Dub "Green Light Freestyle"

Sir Smurf Lil' ft. Jehst "El-Oh-En"

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Sir Smurf Lil' ft. Jehst "El-Oh-En" (prod. by Apa-Tight): Shouts to the Corin at Grindstone for sending some cuts from Sir Smurf Lil's forthcoming album, A New Bloodline, which drops on November 3rd. This cut in particular has been getting massive props from IDJ, ATM and Hip-Hop Connection, as well as getting the rinse from DJ MK. Big tings.

Bonus Beats: "Nature Bites" (prod. by Apa-Tight) & "Back At You" (prod. by Beat Butcha)

Mick Boogie x DJ Benzi x Neoteric Motivation 2

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Part 1 was crazy, and now with Lil' Jon hosting Part 2, this might supersede it!



001. Lil Jon “Introduction”
002. Biggie Smalls “Juicy (Benzi Refix)”
003. Pitbull & Lil Jon “Krazy”
004. Felli Fel, Ludacris, & Akon “Buck In Here (Villians Remix)”
005. T-Pain “Can’t Believe It (B-Flat Remix)”
006. Chromeo “Fancy Footwork (Crookers Remix)”
007. ATB “Til I Come”
008. David Guetta “Love Is Gone (Mano Remix)”
009. Donnis “Party Works (1 Fish 2 Fish Remix)”
010. Kid Cudi “Day N Nite (B-Flat Remix)”
011. Nacho Lovers “Acid Life”
012. Marvin Gaye “Give it Up (Sizzahands Remix)”
013. Prince “1999 (Rock-It Scientists Remix)”
014. Steve Angello & Laidback Luke “Be (Riz Remix)”
015. Paul Johnson “She Got Me On (Neoteric Edit)”
016. Skepta “Rolex Sweep”
017. Bangers & Cash “Digital Pussy (Kid Color Remix)”
018. The Supremes “Keep Hangin On (Emynd Remix)”
019. John Legend & Andre 3000 “Green Light (Diplo Remix)”
020. Thunderheist “Jerk It (Nacho Lovers Remix)”
021. Surkin & Chromeo “Chrome Knight”
022. Tag Team & Jay-Z “Whoomp There It Is (League Crew Remix)”
023. EPMD “Run It (Sinden Remix)”
024. Thundercatz “3am (Klever Remix)”
025. Busta Rhymes & Chic “Dancing King (Terry Urban Remix)”
026. Treasure Fingers & 6th Sense “Cross The Dancefloor (Curses Remix)”
027. Jelani “Let’s Dance (Durkin Remix)”
028. Kickdrums & Prydz “Love Is A Drug (Apt One Remix)”
029 Mstrkrft & Marky “Bounce (Mansion Remix)”
030. Fly Union “Jackin My Fresh (Mick Boogie Mix)”
031. Idle Warship “Steady”
032. Kardinal Offishall & JDavey “Digital Motown”
033. Kanye West “Homecoming (Discotech Remix)”
034. Fully Fitted “Roll It”
035. Fake Blood “Mars (Player Player Remix)”
036. The-Dream “I Luv Your Girl (Chaise Remix)”
037. Goldrocc & Svelt St. “The Right Way”
038. Rye Rye & Krames “Get Familar”
039. Will.I.Am & Kanye West “Impatient Boy (Benzi Refix)”
040. Clipse “Fast Life (Bird Peterson Remix)”
041. Clipse “When The Last Time (Risk One Remix)”
042. Busta Rhymes & Pharrell “Light Your Ass (Switch Remix)”
043. Earth Wind & Fire “Groove Tonight (Redhead Kingpin & The FBI Remix)”
044. Pilot “Magic (Mykill Remix)”
045. Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz “Deja Vu (Bomberman Remix)”
046. DJ Kool “Keep Making Noise (Nadastorm Remix)”
047. Smoke & Mirrors “Insane”
048. Trackademiks “Enjoy What You Do (Flosstradamus Remix)”
049. Tittsworth & The Federation “Drunk As What (Top Billin Remix)”
050. Enur “Calabria (Deeq Remix)”
051. Groove Armada “Get Down”
052. Bel Biv Devoe “Poison (Gant-man Remix)”
053. 504 Boyz “I Can Tell (Top Billin Remix)”
054. Lil Wayne “The Beat Build (Bird Peterson Remix)”
055. Lil Jon “Outroduction”

Get your freak on.

[video] Barack Obama: Reforming Washington

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I'm like 12 pages into The Audacity of Hope. Good read, so far.

Bonus Beats: Daft Punk vs. Adam Freeland "Aer-OBAMA" [via Discobelle]

Articulate "We Know All About You"

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Articulate "We Know All About You": That nigga Artic goes political on this one. Can't help it - no matter how much I am gung-ho about Barack, it's hard to think the government will change overnight. It won't, nahmean... but the revolution starts now! Really lurching feel to this beat btw - got the crazy percussion in it. I think most niggas WISH they could fuck with beats like this.

Bonus Beats: Articulate "Arab Money"

Black ELement ft. Jelani "Quiet Nights"

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Black ELement ft. Jelani "Quiet Nights": In place of a completed A Major Minority, Black EL has hooked up this Jelani-assisted album cut. No word on the official release of AMM, but I'm a patient nigga, and I'd rather get a certified heatrock than something the artist didn't feel 100% confident about.

Katy Perry "I Kissed A Girl (Your Dirty HabiT Remix)"

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Katy Perry "I Kissed A Girl (Your Dirty HabiT Remix)": Posted this for a few reasons: 1, Katy Perry is kind of fly, and I've been dying for an excuse to post her chest on RTD. 2, I have been on a Club/Electro roll for a bit. 3, for the bonus beat...

Via Penned Madness.

Bonus Beats: Rockwell "Somebody's Watching Me (Your Dirty HabiT & TRiLLBASS Remix)"

[video] More Palin Fuckery

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And you guys wants this VPILF in office:

Yo, she has foreign policy experience because Alaska neighbors Russia??!!?

[video] Armand Van Helden "Shake That Ass"

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Featuring Team Facelift:

[rock the dub Interview]: E6

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I'm not the biggest fan of MTV/VH1 competition reality shows, save for the ego trip bits, and the ladies from Flavor of Love 3. Anyways, I got hooked on From G's To Gents, just for the sheer hilarity of some of the guys picked for the show (come on, Pretty Ricky?). I remember watching E6 and "The Truth" go at it on day one, and E6 kicking a 16 for Irv Gotti at the wrong time. I didn't really think he'd last until the end, but he made it pretty far before being dismissed by Bentley. Then, the suckerpunch heard 'round the 'Net emerged the other day. I guess E6 saw my post, and hit me out of the blue for an interview, so I figured, let's get this going...

khal: First off, how does it feel to be just a dude from Brooklyn to a reality TV star in the span of a few months?

E6: Yeah man! Brooklyn in this shit! Well, first off, ya know I'm E6. Doing my music, reppin’ and CEO’ing 4Hire Ent! It’s a great feelin’! Like, I walk and see people and places I used to see on the reg, and now its pandemonium! Love it! Been ready for this since day one! I had countless jobs and hustles that made me learn and earn the shit I did and make E6. That transformation was crazy, cuz I'm laid back in BKLYN, just hanging and I get phone calls that I'm on MTV on the commercial, and that was the blast off point! Ya heard!

khal: You made it kind of close towards winning From G's To Gents. Were you pissed when you were let go so close to the final?

E6: I mean I wasn't pissed but more disappointed in the show and Bentley's desicion. Just glad to be apart of something new and exciting. The way I was edited was crazy! I said all that, but I also said a lot a lot of positive shit. Guess I was to be viewed by America on a whole other level!

khal: One of the funnier moments was you spitting for Irv Gotti. While I personally think it was bad timing, I respect that you felt you should spit anyways. Would you redo anything about that situation if you could?

E6: Hahaha! That was a fly ass episode! I mean, I had the three piece suit and the white Gucci loafers (killin’ ‘em). But besides that (lol) I'm glad you respect the grind on the shit! You know, a lot of people say they would do this and that, but it’s what you do with your moment that counts! I wrote those 16 bars like 3 years back, and then all the sudden I run into Irv Gotti. The man responsible for DMX, Jay-Z, and Ja-Rule to Def Jam Records. Like, you don't have to like him, but respect his hustle. But yeah! The lesson was over, and we walkin’ out and I turned around and told Irv that I need to speak. I just started spitting my “What If” 16 and I did. Come to find out, I get played wit’ crickets and cut off from it. They (51 Mindz) only showed 2 bars, and it was fire bars too! But I would never regret doing anything!

khal: Speaking of your rapping, break down how long you've been writing? Do you have any plans to release mixtapes or albums in the near future?

E6: 6!!! I been rappin’ since a young age. Now, I started doing music at the age of 15. Freestyling and just bullshittin'. Then it got at a serious point when I started writing down bars. I used to write down mad bars. Then I learned what a verse is. That changed everything. I used to think that a bar was two bars. So I would have 32 bars for a verse, so it’s easier now! But I write about what life in this world is about on every occasion.

khal: Now with all of that said, one might think that you were solely trying to get on this program to get your name out there. Keep it funky: is there any truth to those notions?

E6: Hell yeah!!! I mean I'm from Brooklyn, going from job to job and doing my grind to get ahead and then this show pops up! Yeah, I’ma use it to the fullest. And if you don't then you gonna be used, abused and bruised!!!

khal: In the matter of 48 hours, the video of Kesan stealing you has made the rounds all over the 'Net. How do you feel about you getting suckerpunched being such a hot topic on various blogs and internet sites?

E6: Hahhahaha! Ah man! That sucker ass hit! It is what it is. I was spitting fire bars and didn't see anybody around me. Then I'm in the zone and get hit sideways! Nah mean! It’s nothing! I been hit harder sideways! I'm from Brooklyn, we scrap all day!!! I mean I got hit, rocked, suckerpunched, mouth torn off, got wires in my mouth, couldn't finish the reunion show, I fell, broke my lip, had a black eye and some stiches all over! Ya happy! LMAO! Man this is nothing! I do this all day.

khal: What happened in that situation that we didn't see - I saw that Kesan said he was pulled back by security, with you coming after him?

E6: LOL! Man I’ma let you know. The video says it all. If you look at it and come up wit your own assumption, it’s on you. I hear shit here and there, I hear haters and they bullshit. It’s nothing! I don't make excuses. Just facts. I get hit and 0.5 [seconds] I'm already on the chase, ya dig! No doubt the whole slow-mo shit took [it] out off proportion but that's TV for you. If you seen the show, I ain’t gotta scratch on me! Like look at me! I had the best opportunity to break him, but I went up to him and told him what I felt. He knows I could’ve hit him on that spot. But I am a MAN of my word and I handled it like a true gentleman! Fuck what ya haters say, I listen tho!

khal: Kesan also said that you guys are cool - is that true? I would imagine someone stealing me, with it not only on tape but being distributed all over, would be some shit I couldn't live down! How are you feeling about this situation?

E6: I did leave the situation with the suckertap in LA. We spoke and I told him the shit was nothing! National TV! I love it! Like, people, they don't shoot fairs or I was “caught slippin’” is all laughter to me. I'm the easiest nigga to find. My name E6. Esickz. Esix. Like, Google the kid! It’s nothing! Ask me any question I got u! I'm too tall to see any distractions!

khal: As anyone who followed the show remembers, Kesan's temper within the house was the driving force behind his being kicked out the house. How real was the concern or fear that you guys had towards Kesan? Do you think he is capable of merking someone in their sleep?

E6: I ain’t gonna sit here and pop shit all day! Within the house I wasn't feared by anyone. Not Kesan, Creepa, D-Boy or none! I said in that episode that if he stay, I ain’t gonna sleep. I live in the hood; I'm not just from there! He would stay and shit would’ve been the same as how it was. I never spoke behind niggaz’ backs without telling them everything I say first!

khal: Being a father myself, I have to ask: you came on the show as a self-proclaimed "deadbeat dad", and I felt for you, seeing your son reject you on TV like that. What's your situation like now - have you been seeing your kids since you left the show?

E6: Hell yeah my niggz! I be with my kids a lot more often than usual. Funny, I did say the whole “deadbeat” cuz I was. I used to see them here and there, but never gave ‘em my 100%. Now they have all of me. I love ‘em and they are a major reason why I deaded the issue wit Kesan. I have to show them and the world that even tho I went to the show for $$$, I left as a better man, son and father! Had to show them that Dad has their back, instead of worrying bout other shit. I did the “bad dad” shit, too, cuz I wanted niggaz in the hood to see that somebody is from the real world (no pun intended) is out there and exposing his life out there for ya to see! In the words of Jay-Z "Hov did that so hopefully, you won't go through that"! Hope all y’all learned that your child will always love you as much as you love them. So if they don't like you, then its cuz you ain’t try. Which brings me to my son: he was tired and cranky. Period!

khal: Before we wrap this up, let me ask: what MCs or producers are you feeling these days? Any cats not getting shine that should be?

E6: Wow. MCs I'm feeling is a first ESICKZ! (E6). Ummmm, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Kanye, Jeezy, Wayne, Diddy, D-Block, Dipset,T-Pain, T.I., Luda, Uncle Murda, Maino, Fab, Red Cafe, NYC music, period. Producers: Kanye, Just Blaze, Diddy, Jermaine Dupri, Heatmakers, Timbaland, Dre, Eminem, and all the underground MCs and producers - holla back my niggaz. I ain’t Hollywood. I do this shit for real. So holla boi!

khal: Thanks for hitting me up and taking the time out to do this interview. Kick some shout outs and final thoughts...

E6: Shout to you and your website, big shout to my 4Hire Ent! 4s up! Check out my music on my MySpace page and my "I Am On MTV" page. Shouts to everybody holding me down (ya know what I'm talking bout). Shout to my niggz D-Boy and Creepa and the rest of the crew! Shout to all my blacks and latinos out there going threw the struggle! Shout to the white people showing love. My West Indian crew people! Contact me! Ayo khal! Holla back and to my kids and family and supporters: I love ya!

For more info on From G's To Gents, hit up the show's website.

[video] Mack 10 "Big Baller (Remix)"

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Featuring Birdman & Glasses Malone:

Shawn Hewitt Spare Hearts Cover+Tracklist

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I hit you guys with a cut from Spare Hearts back in July; Jon Jon has hit me with the cover and tracklist, as well as info on RCRD LBL giving out another free tune from Shawn...


1. Keep Them At Bay
2. Try
3. One On One
4. Spare Hearts
5. Bending Glass
6. Hey You
7. Mr. Don't Break It
8. Becoming A Machine
9. Hollow The Leader
10. Engines
11. We May Not Be That Different After All

Should be something great. Be on the lookout for this one when it drops Sept. 30th!

[video] GLC & Kanye West In The Studio

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Here's some video Andrew threw up of 'Ye & GLC working on "Big Screen", a cut from GLC's forthcoming Love, Life & Loyalty album:

Beat Drop: The RZA

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Been waiting for this edition of Metal Lungies' Beat Drop series to come out. Had to drop some science on my favorite RZA cuts, and I love the way this piece came out. Contributions from myself, alongside heads like 88 Keys, Enigmatik, Statik Selektah, Marco Polo, Aeon, Zilla Rocca, Jerry L. Barrow and a host of others! Shouts to buhizzle & AaronM for the opportunities.

previous: Kanye West \ Large Professor \ J Dilla

Diplo & Buraka Son Sistema "Inna De Ghetto (Remix)"

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Diplo & Buraka Son Sistema "Inna De Ghetto (Remix)": I'm not the biggest club anthem head, but tracks like this? I used to hear this as a shorty blastin' out of cars on Saturday nights. Diplo and Buraka Son Sistema team up to revamp this classic. Both are featured on Hollertronix #9, which is available from Turntablelab.

Via Discobelle.

[video] David Blaine x Kimbo Slice

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Fuck hanging upside down for a few days; David Blaine's next stunt should be fighting Kimbo Slice and surviving. Blaine takes two gutpunches in this, then catches a bullet with his mouth. Fuck that, take a face shot from Kimbo, nigga:

[video] Ice Cube "Why Me?"

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Featuring Musiq Soulchild:

Benja Styles & E Ness Philly United (The Sound Of The Streets) Mixtape

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Shouts to Benja Styles for hitting me with his latest mixtape, which is hosted by E Ness (who is battling Mysonne this Saturday; catch all of the craziness over on WSOHH starting at 5PM). Exclusive E Ness material x Benja Styles remixes x fire from the 215 = definite spins in my hood.

DOWNLOAD (mirror)




[video] J the S ft. B.o.B. "Another Round"

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[video] Q-Tip Rap City Freestyle

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BGDB Live-Blogs Nas' Conference Call

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Just like he did for Ludacris' call, Enigmatik is bringing you key points from Nas' call this week. Keep it locked!

[video] Alligator Boots Preview

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Here's a preview of Kanye & Rhymefest's forthcoming Comedy Central show:

[video] Heltah Skeltah "Ruck N Roll"

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[video] Kesan Suckerpunches E6

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I won't lie, I watched From G's To Gents, and I did think that cat Kesan got booted out on some bullshit. He fucked up, because his temper be crazy, but I think they played up their "fear" a bit too much on some bitch shit to get him removed. Now, I didn't know video like this existed, but this is clearly E6 rapping for some camera, and Kesan rollin' in the background and sneakin' E6:

WOW! I wonder how this happened? Kesan has connects in the industry - did he set E6 up to be in a spot where he knew he could get him? Someone hit me with some info on this one!

EDIT: It looks like this took place backstage at MTV Studios, during the taping of the From G's To Gents reunion special? E6 shoulda known - he tried to kick his bars for Irv Gotti and looked like a fool, why he thinks MTV was trying to hear that is beyond me! How did I not know about the reunion show!?!?

[video] Chris Rock x Bill Clinton

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Chris Rock & Bill Clinton were on David Letterman the other night, and Chris pulled no punches in speaking on Hillary; Kill The Messenger premieres on Saturday, Sept. 27th on HBO:

[video] Sommore The Queen Stands Alone Clip

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Sommore speaking on the beauty of Rap, from her The Queen Stands Alone DVD:

Always gotta show some love to my fellow Trentonians. I believe this was shown on Comedy Central the other day - I DVR'd it, but haven't sat down with it as of yet. In any case, this drops on September 30th via Code Black Entertainment; pre-order from Amazon NOW!

DivaSpeakTV: Episode 28

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Economics and Annoying Smart Guys

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[video] ObamaMania Public Service Announcement

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[video] Kim Kardashian On Dancing With The Stars, Day 2

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I brought you Day 1 yesterday, now here's Day 2:

Cotdamn. Why they are doing the mambo to Sir Mix-A-Lot is beyond me, though.

[video] Cassie On 106 & Park

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[video] Tigers vs. Indians (Sept. 19th 2008)

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[video] Aubrey O'Day Complex Covershoot

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previously: Aubrey O'Day In Complex

Crooked I The Block Obama Mixtape

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2. Rappers Ain’t Shit
3. A Millie Freestyle prod. by Komplex
4.Trafficin’ Green
5.I’m Cold ft. G Malone and Hard Head
6.Hood Politics
7.Straightin’ it Out ft. Sauce da Boss
8. Hard on da Blvd
9. Stronger Freestyle
10. Circle Gnag ft. Horse Shoe Gang prod. by Jim Gettum
11. Freak [NC-17] Prod. by KG
12. W’s Down prod. by Komplex
13. New West Baby ft. Coniyac
14. Signs ft. One-2 prod. by Komplex
15. Lift em Up ft. Nino Bless
16. Horse Shoe Gang Freestyle
17. Swagga Like Crook prod. by Komplex
18. What’s Hip-Hop?
19. Fast Money
20. Welcome to My City
21. [Bounus track] I’m a Problem ft. S.C.

Via Nah Right. DJs, get on this one.

[video] Kim Kardashian On Dancing With The Stars

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[video] 4 Days In Texas

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Pugs Atomz, Intel & Awdazcate took a four-day trip in Texas; here's their travelogue:

DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #33

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My boy DJ Cable makes up for his absence with this massive Dancehall mix...



01. Chaka Demus & Pliers – Murder She Wrote
02. Beenie Man Feat. Ms. Thing – Dude (Remix)
03. Baby Cham – Vitamin S
04. Kardinal Offishall – Lay Lay
05. Sean Paul – Infiltrate
06. Beenie Man – Who Am I
07. Red Rat – Oh No
08. Sean Paul – Deport Them
09. Mr. Vegas – Heads High
10. General Degree – Traffic Blocking
11. Sean Paul – No Bligh
12. Tanto Metro & Devonte – Everyone Falls In Love
13. Sean Paul – Like Glue
14. Beenie Man – Miss Lap
15. Notch – Nuttin No Go So
16. Sean Paul – Gimme The Light
17. Elephant Man – Haters Wanna War
18. Sizzla – Pump Up
19. Wayne Wonder – No Letting Go
20. Lumidee – Never Leave You (Uh Oh)
21. Sean Paul – Get Busy
22. Bling Dawg – Badman Forward Badman Pull Up
23. Vybz Kartel – Street Pharmacist
24. Mr. Vegas – Hot F*k
25. Elephant Man – Willie Bounce
26. Sean Paul – Breakout
27. Sean Paul – Straight Up
28. Kardinal Offishall Feat. Akon – Kill The Dance
29. Sean Paul – Feel Alright
30. Busy Signal – Step Out
31. Vybz Kartel – School Bus
32. Mavado – Wah Dem Ah Do

So fresh.

[video] Criminals Gone Wild In Chicago

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Looks like the Criminals Gone Wild buffoonery is continuing; CGW2: Menace II Humanity is being filmed now. Check out this footage they got from Chicago:

Enig'ma "Fuck Off Part 1"

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Enig'ma "Fuck Off Part 1": Shouts to the Perfection Music family for sending this one over. This is the single from the forthcoming Make Em Look For Me Volume 2 mixtape. I have days where I'm just like "fuck off" to the whole world, my niggas know what I'm talking about. "You niggas can't say shit to me" should be my mantra. Enig'ma, hit me with more of your music, nigga!

PS: I told you guys Chi-town fucks with rock the dub; here's more from that Chi-town underground.

1865 "Men From Space"

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1865 "Men From Space" (prod. by Kid Hum): Shouts to the boy Kid Hum for hitting me with this one. 1865 has that paranoia thing down pat on the mic, and Hum's twinklin' piano is the perfect accent to his rhymes. Throw this one on in the middle of your blunt cipher and zone for four and a half...

Download Slacker Uprising

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Michael Moore's Slacker Uprising is available online... for free. Word is this is the first full length feature film to be given away for free and legal online. I also am hearing that this is only being given away to residents in the United States & Canada (how that works is beyond me). Hit up right now to stream the whole jammy for free, or hit up the following options to download it:

DOWNLOAD: .MP4 (torrent) \ .AVI (torrent) \ .MOV

You can also cop the Collector's Edition DVD with extras for $9.95. Really a sweet deal, no matter how you slice it. Shouts to Moore for doing this. I'll be dloading it tonight!

previous: [video] Slacker Uprising Trailer

[video] Notorious Trailer

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In theaters January 16th, 2009.

Dub MD & Illmind Blaps, Rhymes & Life Mixtape

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Shouts to Dub MD for hitting me with this all-Illmind production mixtape. You get it all, from 50 Cent to Brokn.Englsh. Check it out!



01.) Get Ya Ass Up! (Intro) (Produced By Illmind)
02.) Heltah Skeltah - Everything Is Heltah Skeltah (Produced By Illmind)
03.) Brooklyn Academy - Raise Ya Hands (feat. Jean Grae) (Produced By Illmind)
04.) Fresh Daily - Get Over (Produced By Illmind)
05.) D. Black - The Come Up (feat. Skyzoo) (Produced By Illmind)
06.) 50 Cent - Make A Movie (Produced By Illmind)
07.) Supastition - Thankful (feat. Kil Ripkin) (Produced By Illmind)
08.) Naturel - The Bullets (Produced By Illmind)
09.) K.O. (K-Otix) - 48 Seasons (Produced By Illmind)
10.) Torae - New Blood (feat. Skyzoo, Emilio Rojas & Fresh Daily) (Produced By Illmind)
11.) Fortilive - The Come Up (Produced By Illmind)
12.) Broken English - Different World (Produced By Illmind)
13.) Skyzoo - Lyrically Inclined (feat. Wale) (Produced By Illmind)
14.) Naps N Dreds - Do What I Should (feat. Copywrite) (Produced By Illmind)
15.) Quan - Geez Like Deez (feat. Rapper Big Pooh) (Produced By Illmind)
16.) Naturel - Resurrect (Produced By Illmind)
17.) 8th W1 - A Fool's Lullaby (Produced By Illmind)
18.) Faro-Z - Clap Ya Hands (Produced By Illmind)
19.) A.P.E.X. - One More Time (Produced By Illmind)
20.) LL Cool J - Queens (feat. Prodigy, 50 Cent, Kool G Rap, & Tony Yayo) (Produced By Illmind)
21.) Wannabe? (Outro) (Produced By Illmind)

Illmind's currently-untitled album is on the way...