Saturday, March 29, 2008
1. Lil Wayne - Carter 3 Is Coming(Grand Closing)
2. Lil Wayne - I
3. Lil Wayne - Walk It Off
4. Lil Wayne - Open Shop
5. Lil Wayne - Done It
6. Lil Wayne - Introducing Milli
7. Lil Wayne - Milli
8. Lil Wayne - Damn Im Cold
9. Lil Wayne - Im A Dog Ya(Freesytle)
10. Lil Wayne - Stunt When I See You
11. Lil Wayne - We Hustle
12. Lil Wayne - I Got My
13. Lil Wayne - Lollipop
14. Lil Wayne - Certified
15. Lil Wayne - Girls All Around
16. Lil Wayne - Single Again
17. Lil Wayne - Drought Is Finally Over
18. Lil Wayne Ft. Lil Chuckie - To Clean
19. Lil Wayne Feat. Wale - Nike Boots(Official Remix)
Friday, March 28, 2008
"Take It Off"
OK, so homeboy is coaxing his girl to take her panties off with a piano loop. Have YOU ladies ever had your grapes crushed before? Yeah, I don't know what's going on here either...
Wow, dude's voice sounds like a pimp with a stuffy nose. And he comes off like a nerd who just got his first nut and fashions himself as the ultimate player. Sad thing is, dude is serious...
"Yes U R"
This one is more like it - the ultimate cocky nigga in the club track. This nigga is actually letting you know that, even if you think you aren't trying to get with him, you really are. Although any nigga who says he prefers wine to beer, I immediately have a puzzled look. This flow sounds like Q-Tip circa The Love Movement.
Why is dude trying to be Andre 3000 imitating Prince? Like, everything about fucking doesn't have to be "honey dripped lips" and all that pseudo-poetry slam malarky. Oh, this beat is fucking horrendous.
And just when I thought dude was going to get off the "player" shit, a track entitled "Alone" is about what he'd do for the chick that's alone... with him. Yawn, already, damn!
This is a track that's to make you ladies get on the floor and, you know, gyrate. Thing is, this is like a dance track for the incense burning crowd. And his lyrics are questionably un-incense burning. Mark, you've been missed.
Christ, we're halfway through this and I'm thoroughly bored.
Even the interludes are boring. And unnecessary, even if it includes a Lauryn Hill sample.
You know he be dreaming, right? Maybe he should have hit the snooze button and kept this track on the cutting room floor...
"Let Him Go"
I am with him on this. Any of your females who are stressing over ain't-shit niggas, stop that shit. Let them niggas go. And go find some better CDs.
Dude letting his girl know that, no, he wasn't out trickin', he was in the studio making wack tracks about fuckin' and relationships. This feels like an episode of Maury...
"She Got It All"
What do you get for the girl that has it all? Definitely not Krushed Grapes...
"Just A Nut (beware of dog)"
Probably the best beat on here, which isn't saying a lot. Dude half-singing to a bitch, letting her know that she's nothing more than a nut.
Dude's rhymes aren't that bad on this one. Or maybe I am just glad that this album is over.
Wow. I didn't think I could dislike an album this much. Maybe it's just me, but this Pharrell for the 30 and up crowd is just not poppin' for me. I don't believe that dude is a player, I am tired of him sounding like other rappers, and it was just an overall boring experience.
rock the dub gives Krushed Grapes 1 out of 5 stars. Unbelievably dull CD about one of the most exciting acts in the world - sex.
Burn Deez: n/a
Krushed Grapes is out either NOW or on May 6th, depending on which site you hit up.
[video] Hanif-Jamiyl "Wet Dream"
"Step Up (Intro)"
This intro cut is short but has that 1995 feel to it, from that classic loop to the flows that get bounced back and forth. Lovin' that vintage sound.
"The Product (ft. Block McCloud)"
Right off the rip, that old spy-movie sample gets you movin'. When the beat drops, it is kind of predictable, but I like the skittery drums thrown under that sample. The hook, with the words being matched to the sample, is not my thing, but it definitely works. As for the content, yeah get out of my area, this is my spot, I got what you need. Next.
"Cut The Rug"
One thing today's Rap Radio is full of is tracks with dances already built in. This one is a bit different - it's about a cat trying to just dance with the ladies. Well, he does get a bit sexual, but that's the shit you are thinking about when you are in the club, trying to get your swerve on with the females. I love that breakdown that comes in and out - such a dope track.
"Way That We Live"
Another heater. Music with a message, and speaking about something most cats only complain about: our people. You might fight, fuck, struggle and love your people, but you gotta cherish your people. Sometimes, your people are all you got.
An old-school feeling beat showcasing his block. Chilltown swing, forreal. The ill thing about this track is dude makes me feel like he's talking about MY hood. You can hear the passion and love for his block in his stories.
"1 & 9 (ft. Special K & Big Zoo)"
Another track about the old days, but this one goes a bit further into the grimier side, although he doesn't sound like he loathes his past - this is just letting you know what's good (or not so good) in the Garden State. It ain't all tomatoes and pizza pies.
Nice mixture of sounds on here, although I think it might veer into Timbaland-territory if they don't watch it. Some dope rhymes on this one, dude really goes in on the flows.
Straight up and down, this cut is one of the iller tracks on here. Remember GZA's "Labels" track, and the various other tracks where he takes a theme and does whole verse about them? This is just like that, only with TV show titles used throughout. Some interesting uses as well, although I think the beat could have been a bit more upbeat. And it's almost too short...
'You don't even know the half of the half', eh? I'm honestly not feelin' this one. The beat is cool, but isn't that exciting, and I got lost in what he was rhymin' about after the first verse.
This one jacks Soul II Soul's "back to life" refrain, but don't let that deter you: this one has a smooth groove to it. Different play on the drums, with a thumpin' kick setting the pace with some repeated horns and other flourishes. Nice summertime night vibe on this one.
"Knucklehead (ft. Poison Pen)"
Fuzzbox anthem to those niggas who just don't give a what. Nothing but braggin' rhymes and head-noddin' funk.
"Universal Condition (ft. Murs)"
For someone I've not heard of before, this cat is pulling some dope features on this CD. This one takes our country to task, trying to decipher what the fuck is going on in our country on many levels - while this doesn't change the world, its good to hear people still trying to get the people motivated to strive for change. Nice march-y vibe to this, I could see this being a smooth protest cut.
I was always a sucker for chicks making orgasm noises on tracks. I'll give you 1 guess on what this track is about. Kickin' that NC-17 subject matter on this one.
"Lemons (ft. Urban Sun & Redskin)"
The congas and organs make the beat sound like a leftover from What's Going On, but that's all I can really get into with this one. Just not my thing.
ROFL @ "break yo' self, fool!"... this cut is just a big track. Cocky raps, lovin' that hook. Almost a late 90s feel to that basic beat and trunk-rattlin' bass. One for the jeeps.
"Rampage (ft. C-Rayz Walz & Pace)" (bonus track)
Yes, they flipped the EPMD "Rampage" beat and feel. Yes, this is one of my favorite cuts off the CD. Just that thick, classic feel in that loop, and all 3 cats make sure they went right in on their pens.
"Dry Spells (ft. Wordsworth)" (bonus track)
LOL @ "she grabbed my Goldberg, so we had to make Whoopi"; S.O.U.L. & Words go in on times when you can't get some coochie. Really funny track when you get what they are talkin' about...
"The Other White Meat (ft. Immortal Technique)" (bonus track)
Fuck the police, that's my word. Immortal Tech on anything is certified truth, and that beat is the hot shit. One would wish all anti-cop songs were this aggressive, lyrically, but that funky on the production.
Damn. For those of you who think Hip-Hop is dead, shut the fuck up and grab this disc. This has everything you need: comedy, social commentary, hardcore braggadocio, ill beats, hot flows, and an overall love for the music. I am not a fan of this because dude is reppin' Jersey City: I am that much more in love with the disc for that reason. Fans of good music, don't sleep on this one.
rock the dub gives The Construction 4 out of 5 stars. While there are some missteps, this disc is sure to grow on those who need something to take from the crib to the whip to the job and back again. Different flavors for every fan.
Burn Deez: "The Other White Meat", "Cut The Rug", "Dry Spells", "Rampage", Universal Condition"
The Construction is available NOW. You can cop it as digital download via Amazon MP3, and it looks like you can pre-order it from FYE.
Bonus Beats: here's the video for "The Way We Live"
These niggas is wild. Their new album, Last 2 Walk, is in stores on June 24th, 2008.
Shouts to Chelsea for the links!
leaks of tha week!
- Jay-Z "Ain't I" (No DJ) (prod. by Timbaland) [Bonus Beats: Check out Quincey Tones' remix of "I Know"]
- Beyonce "Beautiful Nitemare" (prod. by Polow Da Don)
- Lil' Wayne "I" [Bonus Beats: Eskay just posted the full version of "A Milli", clean & w/o Cory Gunz]
- Mariah Carey ft. The Dream & Rick Ross "Touch My Body (Official Remix)"
- Day 26 ft. Fat Joe & Rick Ross "Got Me Going (Remix)"
- Trina ft. Killer Mike "Look Back At Me"
- AZ ft. Consequence "Heavy In Da Game"
- Sheek Louch "Gettin' Funky 2008"
- E-40 ft. Lil' Jon "Turf Drop"
- Bow Wow "Umma Do Me Freestyle"
- Rick Ross ft. Triple C & J. Rock "Ridin' Thru The Ghetto"
- Plies "Bust It Baby"
- Royce Da 5'9 "Crazy"
- Cassie "Thirsty"
- Avant ft. R Kelly "You"
- Young Chris "Rewind Freestyle"
- Icadon "Cock Back, Dump A Clip"
- Tity Boi ft. Lil' Wayne "Stunt"
- Tha Dogg Pound ft. Busta Rhymes "What Cha Want"
- Mack 10 ft. Glasses Malone & Red Cafe "Big Baller"
- Mavado ft. Joell Ortiz "Last Night (Remix)"
- Here's a few features-heavy tracks from Tyga: "Coconut Juice" (ft. Travis McCoy) & "Exquisite" (ft. Lil' Wayne & Gata)
- Atmosphere "Guarantees"
- Skam ft. Mike Shinoda "Reckless"
- Danny! ft. Von Pea "I Don't Know"
- Here's a few freestyles from Naledge: "Find My Way Freestyle" & "J Dilla Freestyle"
- Really Doe "The Luv"
- The Knux "Capuccino (Remix)"
- The Carps ft. The Cool Kids "Heaven's Gates & Hell's Flames"
- Jakk Frost "Holla At Me" (prod. by Don Cannon)
- Mickey Factz ft. J.A.M.E.S. Watts "Jimmy Choo's"
- Kontroversy Committee ft. Crooked I "Sounds Like Money"
- AC "New Soul" (prod. by Phenom & J Glaze)
- Little Vic "The Exorcist" (prod. by DJ Premier)
- Nicki Minaj ft. Jadakiss "Dirty Biz"
- Cashis "Lonely & Cold"
- Cyrano (aka Cy Yung) "Hip-Hop's Forever" (prod. by DJ Leagues)
- Plantlife "Time Traveller"
- Trel Mack "Stormy Weather"
- Juganot "I Don't Give A What"
- Western Union (AKA Soopafly, Damani & Bad Lucc) ft. BJ "All Night"
- Trazz "Warning"
- Ransom ft. Ya Boy "Freestyle"
- Block Xchange ft. Twista "In Love Wit Da Music"
- The Count & Sinden ft. Kid Sister "Beeper (Detboi Remix)"
- The Temptations "Get Ready (DJ Cable's B'More Refix)"
- Kali "Wendy"
- DJ Doc Rok has also uploaded Repo Beats, a free pack of 13 beats for your rhyme-rippin' pleasure
Do you need a late pass on the rest of rock the dub's download posts? Here it comes:
- HipHopDX.com Presents The Official A3C Mixtape
- rock the dub radio: episode 017
- DJ Cable: Mini Mix + A Refix
- DJ Leagues An Extraordinary Gentleman Mixtape
- Every Rapper In The House Died
- DJ Trackstar presents Still Dreamin'
- The Best of The Neptunes
- Purple Codeine 16
How's that for mo' free music & mixes?
That's about it for this week, unless someone has something they need to chuck at me. Any DJs/MCs/Press Agents/etc. wanting their music featured on rock the dub, feel free to get at me so we can chop it up.
I leave you this week with the video for Blu & Exile's "Blue Collar Workers":
I need this on MP3. Someone hook it up. Enjoy this last weekend in March!
"Black Mags" still gets me open.
Again, I smell a winner.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
1. DJ Drama, Tapemasters Inc. And DJ Envy - Intro
2. Rick Ross - Luxury Tax (Feat. Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy And Trick Daddy)
3. Rick Ross - Maybach Music (Feat. Jay-Z)
4. Lil Wayne - Nigga Wit' Money
5. Young Jeezy - Ya Girl
6. Plies - My Burna
7. Bun B - The South (Feat. Suger Tongue Slim)
8. Slim Thug, Snoop Dogg And J.R. Reid - Treez
9. Young Buck - Hit 'Em Up
10. Lil Wayne - Drama Boyz
11. Rick Ross - 24 Hours To Live
12. Rick Ross - Change Hoes
13. Ace - Cash Flow (Feat. Rick Ross And T-Pain)
14. Bun B - Go Mode
15. Trick Daddy And Gorilla Zoe - Block Boyz
16. DJ Drama - Interlude
17. Willie The Kid And LA The Darkman - Dumpin' The Ruger
18. Lil Boosie - How I Roll
19. Gorilla Zoe - G Move
20. Rocko - Just Like Me (Feat. Jim Jones)
21. B.G. - Sucka For Nothin'
22. Webbie - I Know (Feat. Young Dro)
23. Webbie - A Miracle (Feat. Birdman And Rick Ross)
24. Flo Rida - American Superstar (Feat. Lil Wayne)
25. Shawty Lo - Foolish
26. Big Kuntry - Anthem (Feat. B.G. And Twista)
27. Trae And Hurricane Chris - Freestyle (5000 Ones)
28. Yung Ralph - Look Like Money (Remix) (Feat. Rick Ross)
29. Suger Tongue Slim - Cloud Of End
30. Young Buck And Lil Boosie - 'Bout Mine
31. Young Buck - Strip Club
32. Diego - Put 'Em On The Line (Feat. Rick Ross)
33. Young Dro - All That Money
34. Trina - U Ain't Ready (Feat. Paul Wall)
35. YV - I Got A Dollar (Feat. Polow Da Don)
36. DJ Drama - Outro
"Luxury Tax" is my shit right about now.
With all of that said, now's a good a time as any for a retrospective on Steinski's career, no? On May 27th, 2008, a double-disc collection entitled What Does It All Mean?: 1983-2006 Retrospective will be released on Illegal Art, and will be the one (and only) collection of its kind. Check out the tracklist:
CD 1 (Retrospective):
01. The Payoff Mix
02. Lesson 2 (James Brown Mix)
03. Lesson 3 (History of Hip Hop)
05. Voice Mail (Sugar Hill Suite)
06. The Motorcade Sped On
07. It’s Up To You (Television Mix)
08. I’m Wild About That Thing
09. The Big Man Laughs
10. Vox Apostolica
11. Is We Going Under?
12, Ain’t No Thing
13. Everything’s Disappeared
14. Number Three On Flight Eleven
CD 2 (Nothing To Fear):
01. Tonight From NY Intro
03. Opening Credits
04. Greatest Man Alive
05. The Id
06. Let’s Get It On
07. Hit The Disco
09. Hot Spot
10. It’s A Funky Thing Pt. 1
11. Bboy Breakdown
12. B-beat Classic
13. Funk Construction
14. Them That’s Not
15. Swan Lake
16. Here We Come
17. Product Of The Environment
18. By Any Means Necessary
19. The Art Of Getting Jumped
20. I Like It Like That
21. Solid Air
22. Country Grammar
23. Let’s Get It On (Reprise)
25. Easin’ In
26. It’s Time To Testify
27. The Acid Test
28. Silent Partner
If you are a fan of Hip-Hop, sample-based production, studio wizardry or social commentary, you need to pick up this compilation. It's a true testament to one of the pioneers in the music scene that isn't as heralded as the Dr. Dres and DJ Premiers. Here's to you, Steinski!
Bronx rapper Remy Ma was convicted on four charges of assault and today (Mar 27) by a Manhattan Supreme Court grand jury. The rapper faces up to 25 years in jail.
The decision just two days after attorneys for both the defense and prosecution delivered their closing statements.
Remy Ma was convicted of two counts of first-degree assault, attempted coercion, and criminal possession of a weapon.
She was found not guilty of gang assault and witness tampering.
Now, I hate to say this, but it serves her right. This is the hoodrat punishment. Think about it: if Remy is dumb enough to befriend a hoodrat that she has to shoot for going into her purse, it serves her right. There's tons of snakes out there, your job as a rapper (well, aside from rapping), is to make sure your team is tight. I don't care if its $20, if I am "friends" with someone who is quick to rob me of my loot, they get removed from the inner circle. And if I do happen to shoot them, they will not make it to testify against me, ya dig?
When I get more info, I'll update this post with it.
UPDATE: Looks like Tip is set to plead guilty around 1:30PM EST. I just read the article, and I'm wondering - what's to do with Tip's snitching bodyguard? You think he's still on the Grand Hustle payroll? In any case, 1500 hours of community service (speaking to the youth, so they sya) and 1 year in prison on these charges = a hefty payday for the Tip Harris Legal Dream Team.
UPDATE: T.I. has entered his plea. He'll have to serve his 1,500 hrs. of community service in the year it will take before he is sentenced. Depending on his behavior, his time could be reduced... or increased. The judge still has to approve the deal. We'll see what happens.
UPDATE: Eskay posted the US Attorney's statement that says that Tip also got 3 years of probation, as well as a $100K fine. Small price to pay, no? Although I don't necessarily agree with Tip being called a snitch, I mean the bodyguard is the ultimate snitch. I would think the public, or your average Rap fan, in looking at the situation, will see Tip as making a good deal, given the charges and his rap sheet. Who knows... public opinion is a bitch.
2. Guess Who’s Back (feat. Naledge)
3. I Want H.E.R. (She’s So Heavy) (feat. Collette)
4. At What Price (feat. Maria)
5. Jet Set
6. The Groove
7. Not The One (feat. Kid Syc)
8. Misery (feat. Branden M. Collins)
9. Intermission (interlude)
11. Where You Goin’ (feat. Maria)
12. Never Change (feat. Kid Syc and Branden M. Collins)
13. I Don’t Know (feat. Von Pea and Stephanie Mae)
14. Yoko Ono (feat. Che Grand)
15. Do You
16. After The Love Has Gone (feat. Collette)
17. Keep Dreamin’
Had no idea Che Grand was on this, too! Looks interesting. What do you lot thing? And how come I didn't know this cat was signed to Def Jux?
This is like the 4th single. Question: is the album doing that good, or that bad?
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Directed by Minnerapolis.com's Ayme Mattson. Make sure you grab Muja's MPLS Massacre, Vol. 1 mixtape.
Spotted over at Nah Right.
EDIT: Looks like Chuck Philips and the L.A. Times have apologized for their fuck up. At least he was man enough to admit he was wrong. Still a bitch ass nigga in my book.
Head on over to The Boom for some videos as well as some words from Eazy before he passed.
I guess we all have to start somewhere? WTF theater would seriously screen this?
Possible NSFW, unless your boss is cool with you drooling over homegirl's tasties.
EDIT: Looks like Diddy did this PSA to combat the bootleggers out there (I saw them bitchass eBayers sellin' these. Don't support them):
DOWNLOAD The Best of The Neptunes
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Speaking of "Beeper", over at the MySpace page for The Count & Sinden, there's an exclusive remix of "Beeper" by Detboi up for download. Go grab that thang, early! EDIT: Discobelle has uploaded the MP3 to zShare. Props.
Oh, and be on the look out for these forthcoming mixtapes: Boogie Bang 13, hosted by Vandalyzm & Chaundon, the 9th Wonders Mixtape with NYOil, and Trackstar The DJ presents John Hill - 3:16. Dude is way busy - respect his fresh!
PS: Did you miss Boogie Bang 12 with NYOil, or Boogie Bang 11 with DJ Drama, Willie Da Kid & La Da Darkman? What about volumes 01-10 of his Boogie Bang series? Get your late pass!
Oh and by the way, Have You Seen Me Dunk?
What do you think? Sounds a little Timberlake-lite to me. Hopefully his album, reportedly titled Wake Up, has some better cuts than this.
Grab this mix and pump it while you're at work, in the whip, getting ready for the club or out doing whatever:
DOWNLOAD: mirror 1 / mirror 2 / mirror 3
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01. Mr Vegas Feat. Kat De Luna & Lil Kim – Tek Weh Yuh Self Again
02. Collie Buddz - Mamacita
03. Beenie Man - Cock It Up
04. Erup – Click Mi Finger
05. Tony Matterhorn – Hey Gal
06. Vybz Kartel – Weh Di Gal
07. Beenie Man – Buffer Zone
08. Bling Dog Feat. Brick N Lace – Any Time Yu Call
09. Shane O – Drop Ah Gun
10. De Marco Feat. Styles P – Tell Dem Already
11. Jah Cure & Jnr Reid – Hot Long Time
12. Sean Paul Feat. Busta Rhymes & Busy Signal – Gun Dem Bark (Remix)
Top selection, seen!
Bonus Beats: The Temptations "Get Ready (Cable's B'More Refix)"
Politricks is a funny game. I had no idea that Former NY Gov. Spitzer was out there spending $4K on pretty ho's who liked to sing the R&B until a few weeks ago. I also didn't know that Blind Nigga Paterson was the Lt. Governor of NY, and heir to the throne (at least for the time being) until that time as well. Now, Paterson gets placed in the big boy chair and not only do I know that he and his wife fucked around on each other, but that he used to smoke and snort back 30 years ago. Why do we have to know all of this about this man? I mean, while I keep thinking that Paterson is a light-skinned Ray Charles, I could honestly care less if he smoked some herb, or that his marriage was in shambles. I applaud Paterson for being really real with his past, but why the fuck is this news NOW!? To quote the Beastie Boys, it's "SABOTAGE!"...
Any bets on how long he will be in office before he gets forcibly removed?
Monday, March 24, 2008
rock the dub radio: episode 017
(direct MP3 dload)
01/Fat Joe "That White"
02/Crooked I "Hip-Hop Weekly #49 (That White Freestyle)"
03/interlude: "Barack Obama '74"
04/Dizzee Rascal ft. UGK "Where Da G's (El-P Remix)"
05/Praverb "Urban Legends"
06/Fat Ray & Black Milk ft. Nametag "Lookout"
07/Wale ft. Bun B, Pusha T & Tre of UCB "Back In The Go-Go"
08/eMC ft. Little Brother "Traffic"
09/Drama ft. Outkast & Marsha Ambrosious "The Art Of Storytellin' Pt. 4"
10/Big Boi ft. Andre 3000 & Raekwon "Royal Flush"
11/Outkast ft. Raekwon "Skew It On The Bar-B"
12/Verbal Threat "Reality Check"
13/Ghostface Killah "Clips"
14/Rakim ft. Lil' Fame "I'm Back"
15/Big Jus "Resilient"
16/interlude: "Bust It Gangsta, Gangsta"
17/Playaz Circle ft. Gucci Mane "Can You Feel Me"
18/Rick Ross ft. Lil' Wayne, Fabolous, Red Cafe & T-Pain "The Boss (Remix)"
19/Juelz Santana & Lil' Wayne "Do My Thing"
20/SIN ft. Shelly B "Bottles In The Air"
21/Teriyaki Boyz ft. Pharrell & Busta Rhymes "Zock On!"
22/Arlis Michaels "Young Ghetto Nigga Wit A Big Ass Chain"
23/Ray Cash "Itz Me (Whop It Out)"
24/Jimi Jump ft. Juvenile & Mouse "2 Pieces (Remix)"
25/Sugar Tongue Slim "Funky Ass Bitch"
26/Rsonist ft. Peedi Crakk & Jae Millz "Back 2 Business"
27/Nefew ft. Torae "I Don't Care"
28/The Roots ft. Dice Raw, Peedi Crakk & DJ Jazzy Jeff "Get Busy"
29/Wafeek "Cocaine Flow"
30/Guilty Simpson "The Real Me"
31/Big Pooh "The Fever"
32/Fat Joe ft. KRS-One "My Conscience"
I hope you guys enjoy it. This is done for the people. If you have any thoughts/suggestions/etc., feel free to hit me up on the bat-phone and break bread.
rock the dub radio: URL / RSS / iTunes
Any way I can get these burned to DVD? Hit the comments with info. EDIT: Links do download both episodes are in the comments. Holla.