Saturday, May 03, 2008

Worthless White Niggers?

Is that what dude said?:

[video] Three 6 Mafia "Lolli Lolli (Pop That Body)"

[video] Ashanti "The Way That I Love You" (Access Denied)

Here's the 'Access Denied' bloody version of Ashanti's latest video. The Declaration hits stores on June 3rd:

[video] Rocko "Tomorrow"

This nigga has no personality or presence, but the skimmies in this vid are fly:

[video] Madonna on 106 & Park

Terrance & Rocsi ask some dumb ass questions, but Madonna suffered through it:

[video] Illa Ghee "Let 'Em Know"



Via illRoots, who be killin' it. waxx said he has an interview with Ghee coming, so keep posted!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Nino Bless Untold Scriptures Cover+Tracklist

Nino Bless' ancitipated street LP, Untold Scriptures, is set to drop on May 20th, 2008. I had no idea cats like Big Mike, Mick Boogie and J-Love were behind this project! It looks like it will be released FOR FREE, but you also have the opportunity to support Nino buy copping both physical and digital versions of the album, through spots like beatsource.com, which has 4 tracks up for purchase right now: "Times Are Hard" (ft. Joe Budden), "4 In The Clip" (ft. Joell Ortiz, Styles P & Kool G Rap), "Urban Legends" & "3rd Degree" (ft. Saigon and Crooked I). Here's the tracklist:

1.) Intro (produced by Veterano)
2.) Da Livest (produced by Yes Sur)
3.) Peep Game (Freestyle)
4.) Times Are Hard f/Joe Budden (produced by Focus)
5.) My Piano (Freestyle)
6.) Means Of Survival (produced by Scram Jones)
7.) Going In (Freestyle) f/Grafh
8.) Name Dropping (produced by Sivey)
9.) 3rd Degree f/Saigon and Crooked I (produced by Scram Jones)
10.) When It Rains (Freestyle)
11.) Urban Legends (produced by Veterano)
12.) Ever So Subtle (produced by Gunz N Butter)
13.) Cause Of Influence (Nick’s Story) (produced by Veterano)
14.) Blame It On Hip-Hop (Freestyle)
15.) 4 In The Clip f/Joell Ortiz, Styles P & Kool G Rap (produced by Veterano)
16.) Bright Lights (Freestyle)
17.) Won’t Change (produced by Frado)
18.) Going In Pt.2 (Freestyle)
19.) My Story (produced by Blackout Movement)
Looks like Nino and Crooked I are also looking to drop a mixtape later this year, so expect even MORE heat from this Puerto Rican Brooklynite.

Big up to Matt for the info, as per usual.

[video] Kidz In The Hall on KarmaloopTV

KarmaloopTV's DJ Red Foxx recently sat down with Kidz In The Hall. Check this two-part interview, which definitely brings the funny:

Part 1


Part 2


Double O looks like a cross between Bill Cosby and Ray Charles with those shades and that sweater.

Shouts to Chelsea for the heads up.

2008 Coalmine Records Sampler

Mixed by Mick Boogie, Brooklyn's Coalmine Records is giving this sampler away for free:

...a free download of our 2008 Coalmine Records Sampler as we promote next Tuesday's release of A-Sides From The Archives. Mixed by the extraordinary Mick Boogie, the sampler contains snippets from some of our forthcoming projects. Artists and producers featured on the sampler include Bekay, Canibus, CL Smooth, DJ Revolution, Heltah Skeltah, Juganot, R.A. The Rugged Man, Skyzoo, Torae, Ayatollah, Marco Polo, M-Phazes, Shuko & Young Cee.

Download this thing and jam it on out, then make sure you hit the stores for the next 3 Tuesdays:

5.06.08 : A-Sides From The Archives

For those unfamiliar with our releases, A-Sides From The Archives is a great way to catch up with our catalog and also get a taste of what's to come. This release takes the A sides from our vinyl catalog and compiles them for one release. This includes hits that feature Bekay, Big Noyd, Inspectah Deck, Saigon, Strong Arm-Steady & Supernatural in addition to bonus track of Coalmine Records 2008 Sampler (Mixed by Mick Boogie).

5.13.08 : Bekay The Horror Flick Remix EP

As a quick follow-up to Bekay's acclaimed Rawkus 50 album, The Horror Flick LP, we give the die-hards a lil appetizer until the main-course, Hunger Pains makes its way onto the table. The Horror Flick Remix EP remixes three tracks from the original Horror Flick album. Coalmine affiliate and Beat Fanatic/Wax Reform member M-Phazes remixes the lead single "I'm The Reason". This remix is recently began its college radio campaign and is already climbing up the charts at a rapid rate
[click here]. Domingo (Big Pun, Fat Joe, KRS-One) produces an incredible remix of "Ready To Go". The final track on this project ("Battlefield") is remixed by Twice As Nice Productions out of Australia. Click here for a snippet of "I'm The Reason" (M-Phazes remix).

5.20.08 : CL Smooth feat. Skyzoo "Perfect Timing" (single)

"Perfect Timing" features the legendary CL Smooth along with hip-hop's next of kin, Skyzoo, over a soulful banger produced again by beat-smith extraordinaire M-Phazes. Needless to say, the timing could not be more perfect to drop this single as Coalmine gets set to embark on a year that will be marked by one dope release after another. This track is the first single taken from the Coalmine Records forthcoming compilation album "Unearthed" which is due to be released later this year.
Click here for snippet.

Why sleep?

[video] The Fight

David Banner is in full promotion, with his The Greatest Story Ever Told set to be released this summer. He is doing a "Greatest Stories" series, and this one is about a misunderstanding that got hairy:

Loud.com presents THE FINALISTS '08

You guys may or may not have known, but Loud.com has been running this competition since April of 2007; at stake: $100K and a recording contract with SRC /Universal Motown. SRC narrowed down the submissions to 9, and those finalists have been going through some tasks to try and be THE ONE! In these days of Reality TV, Steve Rifkind has decided to play the Donald Trump role in The Apprentice, and this competition has gone viral! They are up to Chapter 7 right now, and you'd be playing yourself if you missed out on this. The story is good, the production quality is very good, considering it's something that's not mass-produced for TV, but that's also part of it's charm.

Props to Brian for the heads up.

Hov Does The Right Thing

While many are still stung over last week's 'not guilty' verdict, Jay-Z has established a trust for Sean Bell's children. This isn't the first link between Jigga and Sean Bell - Bell's fiance was featured in a Rocawear "I Will Not Lose" a few months back.

Gotta love when cats who have money, especially Black Hip-Hop MCs, do the right thing and give back.

In unrelated news, Jigga's deal with Live Nation is complete.

[video] Foxy Brown's Reality TV Show [teaser?]

Two questions:

1) Why does Foxy Brown have a reality show coming (it looks like it's more "DVD Magazine" than real, full-fledged TV show, via On The Grind)?:



2) Why does this "teaser" play more like a 5 minute movie? What more do we really need to see?

Friday, May 2nd 2008 playlist

I'm ecstatic. I'm going to see Katt Williams on Sunday, and although I'm gonna have a hellish Saturday, it will be so sweet. And I plan on getting my drink on, for the good part of the day at least. In any case, check out what's been poppin' off, leak-wise! [Bonus Beats: Katt Williams "Calling Out Your Name"]

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leaks o' da week!


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GETCHA LATE PASS 'ERE:


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I've been on some J Dilla shit. Can't help it. Especially considering recent events. Here's a blast from the not too distant past...

Jaylib ft. Frank-N-Dank "McNasty Filth"


Enjoy your weekend, fam!

[video] JUSTICE "Stress"

[video] Graffiti Research Lab: The Complete First Season (Trailer)

This is going down on May 4th (Sunday) at the MoMA (click here for more details). Props to Elucid for the heads up:


$360,000,000,000 In Da Bank

Allow me to introduce you to Charles Ray Fuller. You think you've heard of dumb-ass niggas in dumb-ass fraud schemes, but this nigga takes the cake. This cat recently got arrested for forgery. He tried cashing a check that he says was written by his girlfriend's mother... to the tune of $360 Billion Dollars. Yes, that is not a typo. This ignorant-ass nigga tried to say "oh, she finna start me up a record label". Come on, dog. Who the fuck did you think was working at the bank that would seriously cash a $360 billion dollar check!?! Nigga, the only person that would have worked on was your doppleganger, and even he would have been like "nigga, what?"

FACT presents The Count & Sinden In The Mix

Here's a dope mix The Count & Sinden rocked for FACT's website re-launch. Nice mixture of Hip-Hop, Dubstep and other Club treats, perfect to cap off the weekend:

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Tracklist:

1. Lil’ Wayne - A Milli [Cash Money]
2. Erykah Badu - Honey (Seiji Remix) [Universal Motown]
3. The Count and Sinden - Stinging Nettle (VIP Mix) [Domino CDR]
4. DZ - Down [True Tiger CDR]
5. Skream - Fick [CDR]
6. The Count and Sinden - Beeper (D1 Remix) [CDR]
7. Ricky Blaze - Cut Dem Off [CDR]
8. DJ MP4 - The Book Is On The Table [CDR]
9. Pretty Titty - James Brown Is Dead [Fools Gold CDR]
10. The Count of Monte Cristal - B-More Forward [Cheap Thrills]
11. Jonny L - O Yeah (Remix) [CDR]
12. Stuffa feat. Mapei - Pretty Girls (Sinden Remix) [Trunk Funk CDR]
13. Machines Don’t Care - How You Like Me [Machines Don’t Care CDR]
14. Action Man - Alarm Bell [Cheap Thrills CDR]
15. Fake Blood - Mars [Cheap Thrills CDR]
16. Young MC - Bust A Move (Dom Rimini Remix) [Delicious Vinyl CDR]
17. Malachi - Snowflake (Herve Remix) [CDR]


Via Discobelle.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

[video] Radiohead "All I Need"

Made for MTV's Exit Campaign:

[video] The Making Of Pay Jay

This is like a year old, in terms of when it got upped to YouTube, but I just saw it, and it's relevant, considering, so props to my nigga Good Blah for this one:

KING Interview: Nas

This interview is taken from the Stacey Dash issue. Actually some pretty insightful stuff. Check out Part 1, then bounce to Part 2. Props to Eskay for the heads up.

The Making Of "Royal Flush"

MGG has a new post over at his XXL Blog, chopping it up with the Royal Flush production duo behind Big Boi's "Royal Flush", a banger that woke the sleeping internets a month or so ago. Here's an excerpt:

So walk us through the making of “Royal Flush.” Was it a matter of hours, days, months?

Rick: It was one night between 2:30 am and 4:50 am. Jeron had to work the next morning. We had just cut up a sample. I was playing it in my iPod one night and Big heard it, he said it was dope and it went from there. That was the first song he completed for the solo album. It was on MLK weekend matter of fact.

Jeron: The beat came with ease, it was an old sample. “Harlem Nocturne” which is a jazz standard. Joe Harnell did it too, so it had an epic sound to it.

Rick: After that everything started coming together with everybody adding their own flavor to the track. Even with Dre, how can you say “I don’t want this on my song.” He blessed us with the “ch-ch-ch” sounds. It’s like watching your Grandma cook Thanksgiving dinner, you don’t know what goes in it, but the final product tastes great.

The beat itself has a lot of elements in it.

Rick: Yeah, listening to the verses explains how things were added. The Isley Bros. sample came in because of Big’s verse. When he says “Billy Ocean mighty potent, take a voyage to Atlanits.” He’s saying just like in the song “I’ll always come back to you.” That means Hip Hop, it’s embedded in everything we do now. You always come back to the elements.

Jeron: Hip Hop is the blues of today, you hear it in everything now.

How did you feel when people said the song sounded like some old Outkast? Even inferring that the song was actually old.

Jeron: That’s a blessing. It’s an honor to hear people say it has a classic sound to it. A lot of the stuff they did in ‘93 still jams to this day.

Rick: By people saying that, it’s like having a kid, the birth of something new. People that hit us now say they want a track like that, you can’t duplicate that. You can’t do it, once you try to redo something it’s like a retro. Like the Jordan’s that’s been coming out. People say they got the retros, but I got the real Jordans. My attention span too short to duplicate stuff anyway.

That beat still has me open. Plus, any excuse to use that pic again is something I will hop on, early.

Cherish The Truth: Cover+Tracklist

This quartet of sisters has their sophmore album, The Truth, dropping on May 13th; here's the tracklist, with producers included:

1) Killa - Produced by Don Vito for Don Vito Productions
2) I Aint Trippin - Produced by Tricky Stewart for RedZone Entertainment
3) Amnesia - Produced by J-New for Crown World Entertainment
4) Notice - Produced by Don Vito for Don Vito Productions
5) Framed Out - Produced by Tricky Stewart for RedZone Entertainment
6) Before You Were My Man - Produced by Eric Hudson for Just E. Production Group/SupaNova Management Inc.
7) Super Star - Produced by Jazze Pha for Futuristic Entertainment
8) Only One - Produced by Bryan-Michael Cox for Blackbaby, Inc
9) Love Sick - Produced by K Fam for Stay Tuned Productions/Woodland Ent. & Adonis for Phoenix Ave Productions/Woodland Ent.
10) Damages - Produced by Neff-U
11) Like A Drum - Produced by Jazze Pha for Futuristic Entertainment

For you ladies, you can enter a sweepstakes in conjunction with Mandee.com to receive a FREE $250 gift card; and don't forget, the BET Access Granted featuring their video for "Amnesia" is premiering on May 7th at 7:30PM. MySpace will be streaming The Truth in its entirety on May 9th, and the sisters will also be on MTV's TRL on May 13th. You ready for The Truth?

Unkut Interview: Pete Rock

Robbie always has dope interviews; check this latest Q&A with Pete Rock. Check out Mecca's thoughts on Dilla:

There was an interview that Kanye West did in Scratch magazine where he was talking about ‘I’ll sample drums off a Pete Rock instrumental if they’re open’. That was kinda funny to me.

I believe it! I hear my snares out there, and I’m like ‘Wow, that’s fuckin’ crazy, man!’ I feel like that’s lazy shit. You obviously don’t love it as much as I do, because for you to not go out there and find it on your own…you’ll find so much if you just take the time out to go dig, man. We do all the hard work so y’all can just snatch our records up and listen for open snares and kicks? That’s some wack shit. I respect cats that come with their own sound. Like Dilla was the master at that – having kicks and snares. I just recently learned that he always two-tracks his beats – he never gave-up any separate sounds, which is a great idea I think. He didn’t want to put his kicks and snares out there so people could steal ‘em.

You mentioned Dilla. His passing must have been….

Devastating.

So you knew him personally?

Yeah, man! I knew him for a good three or four years before I knew he was sick! I was blown back by that, man. I never knew he was sick – he always kinda hid it from me. His music will always be alive and well, and I will make sure to that. He was one of the greatest, man. He was the greatest to ever do it, for the new cats. And for his mother to tell me that I was his favorite producer – I was like ‘Wow, that’s dope, man’. He really took it there. He kinda broadened me and opened my eyes again, and got me standing up straight on my toes, ‘cos that dude was really serious with it.

The fact that he was still working on music in hospital…

Making beats in the hospital! Yeah, man. That’s beautiful.

Timeless.

Bow Wow "Pole In My Basement"

Bow Wow "Pole In My Basement": Bow Weezy - we don't believe you, from the Auto-Tune to the "we gonna make it storm" to the "I'm gone on Patron". Like, I just don't see Bow Wow knowing fuck all about skrippas, nor do I believe he has a pole in his basement (no matter how much Elucid tells me these niggas be trickin'). Just, no. No belief in this shit at all.

"For all my girls out there in the club getting their grind on"... yeah, you really give a shit.

"It's Fun To Do Bad Things"



WTF @ "I wanted to do hoodrat stuff with my friend". I mean, yes, I am ROFLMFAO right now, but I mean, if that was my son, this nigga would be FUCKED THE FUCK UP! Fuck "no video games for a whole week". Nigga, please!

[video] Spider Loc "Blutiful World"



Bonus Beats: Spider Loc "Blutiful World" [radio / instrumental]

FOTM: THUGSTEP #12

Black Rob Vs. Virgo "Whoa (DJ Nappy Rough THUGSTEP Refix)" [mirror]: Y'all remember "Whoa" right? Probably one of the hypest cuts ever committed to wax. So it only makes sense that Nappy threw some equally intense, pulsating Grime right underneath it and bring it to that next level. Those booming horns in the intro kill me, everytime. Fits so well.

Oh, and major props goes out to Nick Evelation; he's set up hosting for some projects he's working on, and is allowing these refixes to be hosted with direct linkage! In the coming weeks, I'll be sorting out everything that's leaked, THUGSTEP-wise, and will be uploading it. More news on that when it goes down.

As per usual, any DJs looking for THUGSTEP, hit me up: khaldub@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

[video] Chris Brown "Forever"



This is off the Exclusive: The Forever Edition release. Why is everyone on that Auto-Tune shit?

[video] Buckshot Live at SOB's

DivaSpeakTV: Episode 14



Amanda has some choice words for the po-po, too...

Warning Shot Wednesday: "Psychotic Girl"

Spec Boogie "Psychotic Girl": Spec speaking the truth about those Fatal Attraction chicks who massacre relationships over a cut from The Black Keys. You gotta love the storytelling over that country-twang in the track.

Loosie's Warning Shot Wednesdays are damn essential.

[video] Alicia Keys "Teenage Love Affair" LIVE

Check out Alicia Keys (and her backyard) performing her new single on David Letterman:



related: [video] Alicia Keys "Teenage Love Affair"

[video] Substantial "It's You (I Think)"



Directed by Matt Hobbs. Via QN5.

[video] Jordin Sparks Fuse Interview

You ever been a fan of a person, but not necessarily a fan of their music? I don't think I've listened to one Jordin Sparks record on purpose, but I love her voice and her as an individual. Check out this exclusive interview with Fuse On Demand, where she speaks on her American Idol experience and her first album:

Warning Shot Wednesday: "Starstruck"

Elucid "Starstruck": This week's Warning Shot from Elucid is, yes, another Sean Bell tribute. E raps "niggas wanna riot, but'ya scared of revolution" over some plodding Santogold fuzz. This is something I've been batting around myself - the idea that everyone is calling for riots, and calling for killing pigs and all of this other stuff, but when the axe drops, most of these niggas are gonna run the other way. It's mad easy to say you gonna do something, but in this country, the Sean Bell tragedy has been and will continue to be perpetrated as long as we let them do it.

Were the Black Panthers wrong? I mean, any quality revolution is organized. Where is the organization within our own cities? I went to a Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting a month ago. Niggas came in 10, 15, 30 minutes late, and it was only a handful of us in there, and even less spoke. And I hated berating the officer who conducted the proceedings, but he had no answers, only promises of "more police protection", while speaking on the declining funds going to the department. "Doing more with less" is a phrase thrown around, and is a phrase that can be used to justify 50 shots killing an unarmed groom-to-be. Must we take arms up for ourselves to be heard?

Organize and unify. Elucid, you have outdone yourself, and I will stop my venom so the people can fully focus on your track. Warning Shots stay coming - are you listening?

Bill Clinton x Jeremiah Wright

Gotta love how that works. Via the.LIFE files.

[video] Gnarls Barkley "A Little Better"



I have not even sat down with this album, and I don't think I'm gonna. Is it worth it?

[video] The Game On The Sean Bell Verdict



Niggas gonna overkill the Sean Bell verdict. I say that because, while I feel for their desire to speak on such a fucked up situation, the majority of these Sean Bell tribute tracks talk loud and say nothing. Now The Game has "911 Is A Joke (Cop Killa)". All he needed to do is make a remix and throw "Fuck The Police" in the title, and he will have all of the bases covered. The thing is, what will niggas do when the deal really does go down? Everyone is a cowboy on their records, but when it's time to take it up against the establishment, will they duck into the secure homes or will they truly pick up arms and go at the establishment?

Now, while I say all of that, there are a few who seem to understand the magnitude of the situation, but then again, they've been on the forefront of making us as a people THINK about what the fuck is going on around us.

EDIT: Looks like Shake is feeling the same way I am.

Rukspin & Planas "The Nature Of It"

Rukspin & Planas ft. Virus Syndicate & Foreign Beggars "The Nature Of It": The last time I dropped something Foreign Beggars-related, it was Dr. Syntax's awesome "Dickhead Dub". This time, we bring a bit of a Metal meets Grime-y feel to our UK Hip-Hop palatte, with this 4th release on Ranking Records. Shit like this is made straight for the floors, so if you aren't trying to get crunk in the club, steer clear from cuts like this!

Props to Corin for the heads up!

We're Back

I apologize for rock the dub being down for a good chunk of yesterday evening... I was testing a DNS server setting, which ended up being dead. I was off the PC for like 7 hours (trying to finally get my landlord's shit out of my spot), and didn't get on until like midnight last night/this morning. DNS settings have been fixed, and while http://rockthedub.com doesn't seem to work (still!), www.rockthedub.com is back in effect.

Sorry!

New Busta Rhymes Videos

Damn, you'd figure the Busta Rhymes madness would calm down for a bit; here's two new videos for two new tracks:

"We Made It" (ft. Linkin Park)


"Don't Touch Me"

This video is crazy.

related: Back On His Bullshit

[video] Fall Out Boy "Beat It"

Fall Out Boy do Michael Jackson [II]:

[video] Trama ft. Muja Messiah "Fuck The Police"

I posted this track on Saturday; here's the accompanying video:

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Roots on Hip-Hop Nation

I need that shirt.

In any case, The Roots, in celebration of their Rising Down (which is in stores RIGHT NOW), hit up a slew of spots yesterday, doing promo and the like (hit up this post on the OKP Blog for their manic Monday); one spot was to hit up DJ Green Lantern's Sirius Satellite show last night, and were kind enough to provide audio (and tracklisting!) for this performance:

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Tracklist:

Jam Boyz (??) (ft. Dice Raw)
I Will Not Apologize
Star
Long Time
RIP Jay Dee
Proceed Intro (RIP Dilla)
Get Busy (ft. Dice Raw)
Like A Pimp Freestyle Remix ft. David Banner
Rising Down (ft. Styles P)
Rising Up
75 Bars
Bonus: Rising Up (ft. Wale, Chrisette Michele) (Live on Letterman)

Spotted over at Nah Right.

Bonus Beats: Peep this All Hip-Hop Exclusive video, following the Roots on their photo shoot and NYC listening party:


Here's live footage of "Rising Down", featuring Styles P, from the Green Lantern performance:


And the performance w/ David Banner:

Jake The Snake ft. Ras Kass "Kilograms (I Know)"

Jake The Snake ft. Ras Kass "Kilograms (I Know)": Feelin' this one. Solid beat, allowing J the S and Ras Kass to murk this one. Simple and plain. Be on the look out for When In Rome, which is out now, and The Last Days, which is rumored to be dropping in '09. Beantown coming thoro.

Props to Matt for the heads up!

Y-Love's This Is Babylon [preview]

I reviewed this disc a few weeks back, and I am still impressed with what Y-Love has done, infusing his revolution-tinged "global Hip-Hop" with his Hasidic teachings, creating an interesting mix of forward-thinking Hip-Hop with more socially-aware messages. The good folks at Fanatic have given some MP3s for you guys to devour, and hopefully hearing these will get some of you hunting for this CD, which dropped today:


Y-Love is also one of URB's Next 1000, as well as co-producer of the Hip-Hop Sulha. I think, if you Hip-Hoppers who call yourselves revolutionary, you would be remiss to dismiss Y-Love before checking out what he's all about.

For you producer/remixers out there, Shemspeed is running a Y-Love Remix Contest. The winner received a Shemspeed Fun Pack (which includes CDs, stickers, posters, Fliers and an official Shemspeed t-shirt); hit this link for the files for this competition; make sure you hit up djhandler@shemspeed.com when you have completed your remixes!

Finally, Y-Love is also going on tour in the coming months:

05/15 Berlin, Germany @ Limmud Festival
05/17 Berlin, Germany @ Berlin CD Release Party…
05/22 Seattle, WA @ University of Washington
05/24 Denver, CO @ TBD Record Release Show
05/26 Boulder, CO @ Triology CD Release
05/31 Washington, DC @ Mansion Party TBD
06/27 Pittsburg @ Jambaloosa
06/29 New York, NY @ Summer Stage (Central Park)
08/21 Detroit, MI @ TBD
08/27 Manchester, UK @ TBD
08/28 London, UK @ TBD
08/30 Jerusalem, Israel @ Israel Tour

Props to Andy @ Fanatic for the info!

[video] 9th Wonder & Buckshot "The Formula"

If you haven't heard/copped this as of yet, please do so. It has some real gems on it:

The Making Of Strictly Business

Check out All Hip-Hop's dope piece on the making of EPMD's Strictly Business. Such a dope read, they got both Erick and Parish to speak (I guess to promote the fact that they have a new label deal) about howeach track was created.

As a matter of fact, if you aren't up on this classic, you better cop it... or, you know.

www.myspace.com/therealepmd

Bonus Beats: EPMD "Run It" [via 2DB] \ "It's My Thing" VLS \ "You Gots To Chill" VLS

[video] Junclassic "I Wasn't Ready"

Jun is the truth. Overqualified coming soon:

[video] Kool-Aid x Reebok Collabo Jumpoff

Leave it to Dallas Penn to bring you guys the truth from inside the Reebok x Kool Aid party:



Bonus Beats: Kool-Aid x Reebok = WTF?!? \ Who Drank The Jamba Juice?

The Difference Between Niggers And Blacks

No, this isn't a new bit from Chris Rock; this is a new video from NYOil:



I was skeptical at first, but homeboy spits some truth in there.

Trap-A-Holics & Andre 3000 Alter Ego The Mixtape

With the way Andre 3000 has been rhyming for the last year or two, I have re-established my love for his skills. After The Love Below, I admit, I figured he was done, but he got his mojo back, or maybe some good weed. Who knows? In any case, the Trapaholics decided to put together a dope mixtape full of Andre's work. Check it out:

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Tracklist:

1.royal flush feat big boi
2.art of story telling feat dj drama
3.international player
4.30 something feat. jay-z
5. you feat. lloyd & nas
6.everybody
7.throw some ds
8.walk it out
9.a day in the life of andre benjamin
10.long way to go feat gwen stefani
11.millionaire feat kelis
12.she lives in my lap
13.prototype
14.pink and blue
15.chronomentrophobia
16.greatest show on earth feat macy gray
17.boogie man feat big gip
18.necterine feat cherokee
19.junglebook
20.trans df express
21.spottieottiedogaliscious
22.liberation feay erykah badu,cee lo&big boi
23.humble mumble feat big boi&erykah badu
24.so fresh,so clean
25.hollwood divorce feat snoop dogg&lil wayne
26.what a job feat devin the dude&snoop dogg
27.get up,git out
28.watch for the hook feat coolbreeze
29.streets talking feat slick rick

Via 2DB.

[video] Checkmate outtakes

The iNTERNETS CELEBRITIES have a new video coming entitled "Checkmate", about check-cashing spots and debt and the like. I've seen a rough cut and it's damn good. They've posted a few outtakes from the vid, so check them out and keep it locked to their site for the premier:



Back On His Bullshit

You can always tell when Busta Rhymes has a new album coming. The market seems to flood silently with a bunch of new cuts from him. Check out the joints dropped in the last couple of months:

You gotta love it. And dude is back on his shit, too; from the more mainstream/club friendly joints to just that gutter shit he's been perfecting over the last few years, dude is back with a vengeance. I'm not sure if he has another "Touch It" on this album, but he will definitely have some heaters for the street and the clubs.

related: Vibe's Busta Rhymes Feature

DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #14

My boy DJ Cable took it back to his DnB days, and drops this week's Mini Mix in that vein:

MP3

Tracklist:

01. Die & Clipz - Number One
02. Keaton & Hive - Bring It On
03. Jaydan - After Dark
04. Lynx - Distance Zero
05. Chase & Status - Hurt You
06. Clipz - Ugly
07. Utah Saints - Something Good '08 (High Contrast Remix)

"Bring It On" was so sick when it first came out. Cable's also uploaded a refix he did of a Mistajam blend. Check it out, in his own words:

As a bonus - I have yet another refix for you all....If you listen to BBC 1Xtra then you may have heard Mistajam's rather excellent 'Night Time Soulja', where he's taken the existing Soulja Boy track, and put a Benga & Coki loop behind it.

I decided to expand on that, add a DJ friendly intro, chopped up some vocals and cut from the original track to the
'Night' instrumental....I've been sitting on this for a few months now, but thought I'd might as well share it with you....So, here's my take on Mistajam's already dope blend record:

Mistajam - 'Night Time Soulja' (DJ Cable Refix)

Enjoy!

On That Leak: Young Shaws "Magic"

Young Shaws "Magic" (prod. by DJ Denox): New cut passed to me from Denox. This is actually a different lane, on some really sparse shit, which is refreshing to hear, especially since this still maintains a nice club-friendly vibe to it. Not sure who Shaws is, but he holds his own.

related: Trick Trick "Fuck The Police"

[video] The-Dream ft. Young Jeezy "I Luv Your Girl"

Something about The-Dream's style, that nigga got the ladies lovin' his shit. Peep his new video:

[video] Mickey Factz ft. The Cool Kids "Rockin' N Rollin'"

You'd think the Cool Kids would be wearing Swatches:

Monday, April 28, 2008

[video] Mazzi "Lesson A"

Mazzi has concocted a video for his recent diss track on Jay Electronica & The Cool Kids. "MY CULTURE IS NOT A FAD!":



Maybe I'm the only one, but I'm feeling dude on this. Via 2DB.

King Kwasi "Homicide"

King Kwasi "Homicide" (clean / dirty): Check out a track from the artist that DJ Green Lantern supposedly wouldn't listen to without some funds. What's your determination: is Green Lantern on that payola? Should DJs be looking for a check with the CDs they get passed?

EDIT: I apologize the above statement. In a fit of misunderstanding, King Kwasi is not the artist embroiled in this Green Lantern situation. Kwasi hit me up due to a comment I made in the above statement, and seeing his e-mail (which has a subject line of THEKAOSEFFECT) lead me to wrongfully assume that he was in fact the original poster. I apologize for that, and for any confusion that could possibly come from this. I was originally not going to post this retraction, and leave it off of my blog completely, but that's not being a grown man and admitting your mistakes. So, again, I apologize.

www.kingkwasi.com

[video] Kid Sister On KarmaloopTV

KarmaloopTV followed Kid Sister around for a night. See what it's like being one of the acts that hipsters the 'Net can't get enough of:

Kidz In The Hall "Drivin' Down The Block" (Remix)

Kidz In The Hall ft. Bun B, Pusha T & The Cool Kids "Drivin' Down The Block (Remix)": After seeing that video (which is premiering on MTV's TRL today - vote it into rotation!) , you should take a time and get involved with their new remix, which reads like a who's who of Hip-Hop Blog favorites. This has been featured everywhere, with everyone giving their own thoughts - my question to you is, who do YOU think ripped it in this remix? Comment it up!

The In Crowd hits stores on May 13th, 2008. Props to Matt for the MP3.

On That Leak: Theo "Say It Right"

Theo "Say It Right" (prod. by Kris Fame): I brought you the snippet last week, and the full MP3 hit my inbox today. I'm in love with that beat - got a nice swing-y feel to it, with that classic sample thrown in there. Props to Kris Fame for the heat, as well as Theo's slick rhymes overtop.

Erykah Badu "Real Thing (J. Slikk Remix)"

Erykah Badu "Real Thing (J. Slikk Remix)": My nigga J. Slikk hit me with this Friday night, and I've been pumping it ever since. Just got a really grimey sheen to it, but it's smooth enough to give Badu a funky vibe to freak over. This is Slikk's submission to this Erykah Badu Remix Contest. Wish him luck!

Bonus Beats: Cy Yung "CeleBROtee" (prod. by J. Slikk); this cut is short and to the point. Lovin' that jazzy piano loop. And any track where a nigga can throw "tender vittles" into his verse is solid gold to me!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Jean Grae Chunks The Deuce?

I initially spotted this on Amanda Diva's MySpace blog, which mirrors the post Jean put up herself:

Everyone who has been on this ride with me since the beginning and continues to be a supporter of music that makes you feel something true and vulnerable and honest by being just that.

It's been a wonderful and awful journey all at the same time. Mostly leaning towards the wonderful part..lol.

Thank you for letting me share what I could with you and sharing yourselves back, as you have really been the reason that I kept on.

It's always nice to know that you could be the voice of someone who didn't have one, or know just how to say it.
No comment or letter or statement of appreciation has ever gone unnoticed.
I love to write, I love to be able to create imagery and a world out of just words.

I will always love what I consider to be true hip hop music... from the bottom of my soul.

I hope you will continue to distinguish those who are contributors to the evolution of hip hop and other black music as both an auditory stimulation and a culture, taking care that they are put in a position to do so.

Thank you listeners, whom I consider my friends and family....

Enjoy.... see y'all around..

It's been amazing.. thank you again.

peaces..

Word? One of the illest ladies ever to touch the mic, who was formerly known as What? What? is out of the game? I wonder why. HipHopDX posted this as well, so I guess keep it locked until more word is given. I'm sad though, homegirl was the truth on the mic.

www.myspace.com/jeangrae

Bonus Beats: Natural Resource ciphering at The Cooler in NYC:


Super Bonus Beats: Jean Grae The Orchestral Files [2007]

The Definition of Hip-Hop

"That's a good question, B":