Saturday, August 09, 2008

2008 Trenton Jazz Festival

Tickets run $45 and $55. Check out this press release for more info.

RIP Bernie Mac

smokeYYY hit me early with this post, alerting me to the sudden passing of Bernie Mac. I didn't want to believe it; I knew he was in the hospital since the 1st of August with pneumonia, but recent reports (as of last night) said he would be leaving the hospital soon. The Chicago Sun-Times (and the Post Chronicle) are both reporting that he passed early this morning, though. I am holding out hope for some reason, mainly waiting for the national media to pick up on this.

EDIT TMZ is reporting on this as well. So is BET.

EDIT I am crushed about this. Bernie Mac was one of the first comics who I really got a kick out of. Those early days of Def Jam, with his classic performance, really got me open to honest comedy, especially in the scope of Black comedians truly speaking in our voice and not giving a fuck. Just that brutal honesty. Check out some of his best bits:

EDIT The Associated Press picked up on this. As has The Chicago Tribune and CNN. Damn.

Chase & Status - Essential Mix (09/08/2008)

Chase & Status put together a MASSIVE mix, chock full of classic Drum & Bass, upfront Drum & Bass from today, and a heaping helping of Dubstep. Their album, More Than Alot is set to drop on Ram in October.

DOWNLOAD: \ megaupload \ depositfiles


Chase & Status Ft Plan B - Pieces - Ram
Xample & Lomax - Contra - Ram
Noisia - Diplodocus - Quarantine
Chase & Status - Music Club - Ram
Concept 2 - Cause & Effect - Ram
Jakes (Ft Tc) - Swerve - D Style
Sigma - El Presidente - Dub
Chase & Status - Dumpling Riddim - Ram
TC & Jakes - Haters - D Style
System - Near Miss - Digital Soundboy
Eric Prydz - Pjanoo (High Contrast Rmx) - Ministry
Brookes Brothers - Tear You Down - Bbk
Break - Submerged Rmx (Calyx & Teebee Vip) - Subtitles
Chase & Status - Take Me Away - Ram
Vicious Circle - Technicolour - Dub
Andy C & Shimon - Quest Vip - Ram
Chase & Status - Hurt You - Ram
Icicle & Nymfo - Franky Mountain - Ram
Chase & Status - Streetlife - Ram
Chase & Status - Eastern Jam - Ram
Breakage - Together - Digital Soundboy
Burial - Untrue - Hyperdub
Lenny Dee Ice - We Ie (Caspa & Rusko Rmx) Dub
Chase & Status - Saxon - Dub
Benny Page & Zero G - Pan Pipes - Digital Soundboy
501 - Insanity - Dubtrade
TC - Where's My Money (Caspa Rmx) - D Style
Cotti & Doctor - Rise The Temperature - Dubtrade
Chase & Status Ft Kano - Against All Odds - Ram
Dizzee Rascal - Old Skool - Xl
Inner City Dwellers - Rudeboy - Dub
Metallica - Master Of Puppets (Pendulum Rmx)
Noisia - Stigma - Vision
Chase & Status - Smash Tv - Ram
Ed Rush & Optical - Alien Girl - Prototype
Chase & Status - Brazil - Ram
Hazard - Killaz - Playaz
Lomax - Artisan Vip - Dub
Vicious Circle - Peer Pressure - Dub
Dc Breaks - Taken - Frequency
Chase & Status - Judgement - Ram
Origin Unknown - Valley Of The Shadows - Ram
Chase & Status - Duppy Man - Bbk
Plan B - No Good (Chase & Status Rmx) - 679
Lomax - Mercia - Dub
Sub Focus - Follow The Light - Ram
Hive & Tech Itch - Detox - Violence
Chase & Status - Havoc -
Breakage - Clarendon Vip - Digital Soundboy
Furney - Jahman - Good Looking
Alix Perez - Stray - Shogun
Calibre & High Contrast - Mr Majestic
Zero T - Refusal (Calibre Rmx) - Dub

Get on this one, early.

2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony Stills

Shouts to Vectorpusher for posting this link over on DOA; if you guys didn't catch the ceremony on TV, you missed a thing of beauty.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Robin Thicke ft. Mary J. Blige "Magic (Remix)"

Robin Thicke ft. Mary J. Blige "Magic (Remix)": The file says this is the "NYC Remix", so I am assuming we will see more of these? Maybe Keyshia Cole or someone will hop on this? In any case, I'm a fan of Robin Thicke; Something Else drops on September 9th.

Shouts to the Think Tank fam for this one.

[video] Big Boi & Killer Mike Squash Beef

Theo The Birth Mixtape

It's finally here. And it's the shit. You need not sleep on this; you should also peep Theo's fresh new website. Thank me later!



1. Hi (Prod. Judah)
2. There's Meaning (Prod. Kris Fame)
3. Good Morning America (Prod. Young E)
4. Sweetest Language (Prod. Profit)
5. T.V Show (My Life) (Prod. Brose)
6. Hola Oh Theo (Prod. Young E)
7. Star Struck
8. Lightwork
9. Dillagence
10. Ridin Down The Freeway
11. Keep Doing Your Thing Ft. Skyzoo (Prod. Kris Fame)
12. Grammy Family (Gramphone Flow)
13. Creator
14. High Life Ft. J.A.M.E.S Watts (Prod. Santo Angelo)
15. Somethin For Me
16. iDream (Prod. Brose)
17. Theo till Infinity (Prod. Austin White)

Shouts to smokeYYY for the heads up reminder before it dropped.

Friday, August 8th 2008 playlist

I'm in your Google, looking for the Jonas Brothers...


leaks of tha week!




Taking it back to the biggest track to ever come out of Trenton...

Poor Righteous Teachers "Rock Dis Funky Joint"

Wise Intelligent will be performing live on Saturday in Lawrenceville. Enjoy your weekend, fam.

Ignant Jewelry, Round 290329

Via TSS. Shouts to Enigmatik for the heads up.

BGDB + RTD Present The U.M.N. Album

The Dub vs. Boom series has another momentous notch added to it's belt. Enigmatik and I were in Gmail chat, speaking on what we should do next, and an idea for our own Nigga Tape came up. He knocked out this mix crazy early last night, and now I am under the 8Ball to compliment it. Check out Part 1, and be on the lookout for Part 2!

The U.M.N Album (U My Nigga), Part 1


Nigga Moment Intro
The ARE - "Sucka Who"
A Tribe Called Quest - "Sucka Nigga"
Wu-Tang Clan - "Let My Niggas Live"
The Notorious B.I.G. - "Niggas Bleed"
Nas - "Watch Dem Niggas"
Ice Cube - "The Wrong Nigga To Fuck Wit"
Wu-Tang Clan - "Shame On A Nigga"
Snoop Dogg f/C-Murder, Magic - "Down 4 My Niggas"
Jay-Z - "Nigga What, Nigga Who"
Ol' Dirty Bastard - "Nigga Please"
Blaq Poet & NYGz - "N.H.B. (Nigga, Ho, Bitch)"
Mos Def - "Mr. Nigga"
Killer Mike - "Niggaz Down South"
Guru - "N.Y. Niggas"
Dr. Dre f/Defari, Xzibit, Knoc-Turn'al, Time Bomb, King T, MC Ren & Kokane - "Some L.A. Niggaz"
Consequence, Common & Kanye West - "Wack Niggaz"
Onyx - "Live Niggaz"
Bumpy Knuckles - "Real Nigga Shit"
Joe Budden - "Young Niggas"
Cormega - "R U My Nigga"
Nas - "N.I.G.G.E.R. (The Slave and The Master)"
BGDB Outro

BGDB did the damn thing. Now I gotta step it up. Intro is done (in my head)... lol.

Allegra "Comic Book Luv"

Allegra "Comic Book Luv": I need more t-shirts with cassettes on them. In any case, check out this joint from Allegra's forthcoming Welcome 2 My World EP. Homegirl showcases her singing AND her rhyming on this slower-joint, about her wanting a hero in her life. She's 17, fam, so slow your role before applying...

Shouts to Becca for the heads up!

Khia Nasti Muzik Cover+Tracklist

I really don't have much to say about this, other than the fact that homegirl makes me laugh with her remedial life.

1. Nasti Muzik
2. My Swag
3. Be Your Lady
4. Skit – Shit On Me
5. Like Me
6. Skit – Get It And Go
7. Put That Pussy On His Ass
8. Skit – It’s Whatever
9. It’s Whatever
10. Skit – I Refuse
11. Get Out
12. That’s Why They Hatin’
13. Skit – Fuck You and Suck You
14. Ass Talk featuring Maceo
15. Geeked Up
16. Skit – Bitch Bitch
17. Been The Shit
18. Whistle On It
19. What They Do featuring Gucci Mane
20. Steer

Is anyone actually gonna buy this?

related: [video] Khia "Be Your Lady"

Thursday, August 07, 2008

[video] AZ Rap City Freestyle

Pink "So What"

Pink "So What": New leak from Pink's forthcoming album, which isn't set to drop until October.

Ludacris ft. T.I. "Wish You Would"

Ludacris ft. T.I. "Wish You Would": ATL's finest (well, two of them) link up on this bottom-heavy scorcher. Sounds like Luda's LP finna be a PROBLEM!

Shouts to BOBO, as per usual!

FurSun "A Millie And Two"

FurSun "A Millie And Two": Trenton's own FurSun goes for broke over Lil' Wayne's "A Millie". This is off of his X-Men: The Last Stand mixtape, that's in the works right now. He's mixing freestyles with original jawns, including his hot remix of Jeezy's "Put On" which DEFINITELY has to be heard. Young, fresh cats coming out of NJ, better believe...

DJ Cable's Weekly #28

DJ Cable drops the nice hot summer mix for the ladies out there...



01. LL Cool J Feat. The Dream - Baby
02. Cassie - Me & U
03. Keyshia Cole Feat. Missy Elliot & Lil Kim - Let It Go
04. Bobby Valentino - Tell Me
05. Ne-Yo Feat. Tru Life - Sexy Love (Remix)
06. LL Cool J - Loungin
07. Fabolous - Baby Don't Go

That Keyshia Cole joint is still my shit.

Freddie Foxxx ft. 2Pac "Killa"

Freddie Foxxx ft. 2Pac "Killa": Jump in that wayback machine and immerse yourself in this dream match-up from the Crazy Like A Foxxx release.

Shouts to audible treats for the link!

The Americans "One Night Stand"

The Americans "One Night Stand": Thursdays seem to be my days to flip something a bit different to the people. Here's a crew formed by former Hysterics member Charlie Klarsfeld called The Americans. The Americans' EP is dropping on iTunes in a few weeks, but you can hear it over on their MySpace page right now. It's produced by Charlie, who brought in the Dap Kings to give some life to his work. Nice Pop/Rock tunes with an RnB feel. Highly recommended, kind of reminds me of Stereolab but not as quirky, and with more traditional instruments.

Big up to B-Roc for the heads up!

[video] Pitbull "American War"

Bonus Beats: Pitbull Free Agent Mixtape

Sugar Tongue Slim - Demand More #5

Sugar Tongue Slim "Demand More Freestyle #5": This freestyle was originally made exclusive for rock the dub, but after it appeared in STS' ?uestlove Sneaker Release video, he has been getting crazy hits over it, and rolled it over to #5. This is over MF Doom's "Next Levels" instrumental, and is a perfect introduction into Sugar Tongue's world. Dude kicks that shit effortlessly over the beat.

related: Sugar Tongue Slim - Demand More #4

Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It Cover+Tracklist

Raphael Saadiq is set to bring back that Soul sound with his latest album, The Way I See It, which drops on September 16th, and is sample-free. Peep the tracklist:

1. Sure Hope You Mean It
2. 100 Yard Dash
3. Keep Marching
4. Big Easy
5. Just One Kiss
6. Love That Girl
7. Callin
8. Staying In Love
9. Oh Girl
10. Let's Take A Walk
11. Never Give You Up
12. Sometimes

Looks unassuming enough, but I guarantee you lovers in the crowd are going to dig this one.

L.E.G.A.C.Y. "14 Grams"

L.E.G.A.C.Y. "14 Grams" (prod. by Khrysis): Fresh new music from my favorite MC out the Hall of Justus camp. L.E.G.A.C.Y. is preparing to unleash a shitload of new music, including his forthcoming Suicide Music album, which "14 Grams" is a possible 2nd single. Fire on the mic, tight beat... what more could you ask for!?

Leg also has a mixtape coming with DJ Flash, The NC Massacre Mixtape, among other projects. I'll keep you niggas posted.

"A Millie" (rock the dub Mega Mix 3)

Sugar Tongue Slim, Killer Mike, Chamillionaire, Asher Roth & KRS-One "A Millie (rock the dub Mega Mix 3)": After the 2nd "A Millie" Mega Mix I did, i wanted to hold off until I got some verses I could feel. Finally got 'em. Another 12-minute opus, flexing varying styles over Weezy's beat. Enjoy!

Large Pro Main Source Cover+Tracklist

New Extra P goodness? Definitely count me in. Completely jacking this post from Shake (I had to, fam), here's the cover, tracklist and some goodies to boot...


1. The Entrance
2. Hot: Sizzling, Scorching, Torching, Blazing
3. ‘Maica Living’ feat. Killah Sha and Guardian Leep
4. Pump Ya Fist feat. Mikey D Lotto
5. Party Time
6. In The Ghetto
7. Hardcore Hip Hop
8. Frantic Barz
9. Sewin’ Love
10. Ru Dope feat. Jeru Tha Damaja
11. Dap feat. Lil Dap
12. Noyd feat. Big Noyd
13. Classic Emergency
14. Rockin’ Hip Hop
15. Large Pro Says
16. To The Meadows
17. The Hardest feat. AZ & Styles P

In stores September 30th.

Spec Boogie "Nightlife"

Spec Boogie "Nightlife" (prod. by Benny Guinness): Spec is back this week, going for the jugular over this epic Benny G production, borrowing a Mos Def line and documenting what goes on when the sun goes down...

And for those wondering where Elucid is, he's off this week, but he's working on getting some projects done, so be on the lookout for that!


Bonus Beats: The Red Giants ft. Spec Boogie, Che Grand & Tanya Morgan "Never Saw A Thing" [via 2DB]

[video] Kanye Brings Out Jay-Z, GITD NYC

Video and MP3 rip via Nah Right.

Rukus "The Drip Freestyle"

Rukus "The Drip Freestyle": Houston's Rukus rips up Skillz' "Sick", which he calls "The Drip" because the flow just don't stop! Can't Forget drops next week - review coming!

related: Rukus "I Wish"

Big Quarters & Mux Mool Fall In Love EP

MPLS bredren Big Quarters (who showed up on Disc 2 of The Lighthouse Project) linked up with Mux Mool for this FREE 5-track project titled Fall In Love EP. This joint is dope, and even features the boy M.anifest on a cut. Check it out...



1. Test (remix)
Beat by Mux Mool
Vocal arrangement by Medium Zach
Scratches by Noam the Drummer
Original version from "Cost of Living"

2. Dragon Princess inst.
Beat by Mux Mool & Medium Zach

3. Ladies Know
Beat by Mux Mool
additional vocals by M.anifest

4. Deal Breaker
featuring Alicia Steele
Beat by Medium Zach
lead keys by Mux Mool

5. Bagaason (bah-guh-sun)
Beat by Medium Zach & Mux Mool

Recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered by Medium Zach

Make sure you on the lookout for the following projects: Big Quarters' Lake City Browns on Big Quarters, and Mux Mool's Skull Taste on Moongadget. Big Quarters and Mux Mool will be taking over the Turf Club on September 3rd, alongside DJ Anton. And finally, for $5 a month, you can get 5 unreleased Big Quarters tracks delivered directly to your inbox, monthly, with the Big Quarters Direct service. How ill is that?!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

[video] Bun B "You're Everything"

Featuring Rick Ross, David Banner, 8Ball & MJG:

related: On That Leak: Bun B "You're Everything"

[video] T.I. "Whatever You Like"

Spotted over at BGDB.

NYOil Hood Treason Album Sampler

Shouts to Trackstar for the link. What do you guys think of the LP?

Backpacker's Anonymous Presents Different World Vol. 1

Peep this fresh new mixtape from the BPA fam, featuring new cuts from the whole clique (Cy Yung, Indy Sparks, R.O.E., Oscah, J. Slikk & Cynergy Soundz), as well as def jams from Rashid Hadee, Drastic, Has and the ill-ass "Honey Dutch" from Poe Mack. Download the shit out of this mixtape, and pass it to your friends.

[video] N.E.R.D. "Everyone Nose (Remix)"

Featuring Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco & Pusha T:

Morgan Freeman Getting A Divorce

Jesus Christ, do questions get answered or WHAT?!!? Yesterday, I speculated that Morgan Freeman might have been tricking out, getting some road head, and that could possibly have been the reason for his car crash on Sunday. I flip through some sites, and today he's confirmed that he's getting a divorce after 24 years of marriage:

Days after he was involved in a serious car accident, a friend of “Dark Knight” star Morgan Freeman confirmed to Access Hollywood that the actor is getting a divorce.

Freeman and his wife of 24-years, costumer Myrna Colley-Lee, “are involved in a divorce action,” the actor’s Mississippi-based attorney and business partner Bill Luckett told Access Hollywood. “And for legal and practical purposes, [Freeman and Colley-Lee] have been separated since December of 2007.”

As previously reported on, Freeman was involved in an accident over the weekend, which saw the car he was driving flip. The actor and his female passenger, identified as Demaris Meyer, were driving on Mississippi Highway 32 in a rural area of Tallahatchie County at 11:30 PM on Sunday evening, when Freeman’s car went off the right side of the road and flipped over.

Freeman and Meyer, who has been described as the actor’s friend, were on the way to Freeman’s home when the accident occurred.

Just friends, eh? Check out Demaris Meyer, who we will just refer to as Miss Daisy. Oh, and that '97 Nissan Maxima? Yup, it was her whip. Damn, Morgan - I guess her head game was official!

[video] STS At ?uestlove's Sneaker Release Party

EDIT: You gotta love how STS threw the freestyle he did for my site on this video.

AZ & Papoose "Knowledge Is Freedom"

AZ & Papoose "Knowledge Is Freedom": Not much info on this, from the email I just got. The MP3's "Album" tag says Certifyd, but I'm not up on if that's a forthcoming project from AZ or Pap. In any case, both brothas kick some knowledge; my man said "I'm the Spook by the door". Get involved.

Shouts to Young Sav.

[video] 40 Cal "Cuarenta"

[video] Tha Dogg Pound "This Is How We Live"

[video] Kanye West's MSG Speech

Via 2DB.

Cassie's Complex Spread

This shot and more over at The YBF.

Pinc Gator & Mordecai "Grind Gon' Shine"

Pinc Gator & Mordecai "Grind Gon' Shine": Spotted this dope track and that hilarious picture from BGDB's interview with Pinc Gator. Dude did a joint with Shaq as well!?? You can hear that on Pinc's site.

[video] Lee "Scratch" Perry "Pum Pum"

Bonus Beats: Lee "Scratch" Perry "Pum Pum" [via Muzzle of Bees]

[video] Paris Hilton's McCain Response

I'm not the biggest Paris Hilton fan, but I think this video was well done:

Re-Up Gang "Emotionless (badmammal remix)"

Re-Up Gang "Emotionless (badmammal remix)": Shouts to my boy badmammal. He's making all kinds of music, and its good to hear him bring that leftfield vibe to some dirty Hip-Hop. Truth be told, everyone flocked to the Clipse based off of them going for broke over the quirky ditties that the Neptunes would give them, and oddly enough, that's what's missing from their latest. Maybe they need to hire badmammal for some heat?

Cymarshall Law & Mr. Joeker "Out Of The Rain"

Cymarshall Law & Mr. Joeker "Out Of The Rain (ft. Mary Lou)": This is the second single from Cy & Joeker's Hip Hop In The Flesh, which drops on Freedom Entertainment on November 4th; the album features also KRS-One, Skit Skam and Supastition, and is definitely a dope piece of Hip-Hop flavor.

Shouts to Aubrey.

BGDB Independece Day Mixup

The boy Enigmatik hooked up this mix, celebrating Jamaica's 46th year of independence.

It's The Boom.

Wafeek "Let The Beat Die Backwards"

Wafeek "Let The Beat Die Backwards": My homey Trackstar sent me this last night, and I figured I'd sort you guys out with this heatrock. Fans of The Lighthouse Project got introduced to Wafeek on Disc 2, and this time he takes a rearranged version of Lil' Wayne's "Let The Beat Build" and massacres it. Definitely check it out.

Wafeek's The White Trash Mixtape, with Trackstar, is coming.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

[video] Amanda Diva "Heart Of The City" LIVE

[video] Behind The Scenes: T.I. "Swing Your Rag"

Bryan Cox "Let's Go To Work (Mustard Pimp Remix)"

Bryan Cox "Let's Go To Work (Mustard Pimp Remix)": Wow. Just wow. Lovin' these glitchy club bangers. Mustard Pimp is reppin' France, and bringing the hectic funk to this Bryan Cox cut. Just downright funkytown fun.

Bonus Beats: Crookers "Il Brutto (Mustard Pimp El Burrito Remix)"

Young Jeezy "Crazy World"

Young Jeezy "Crazy World": Here's a new banger from Jeezy. I'm guessing this is a track from The Recession; this is a radio rip, but you get that feeling that something bout to happen. Fire on this one!

Shouts to Young Sav.

[video] Double O Assault Footage

Damn, what is the complete story behind this?:

Via Nah Right by way of So Much Silence.

Manic "Killers Theme 2008"

Manic "Killers Theme 2008" [mirror]: My boy Burt Fox hit me with this post, detailing Manic's "Killers Theme 2008", which is an updated of Mobb Deep & Cormega's "Killaz Theme", jackin' up the BPM and the echo box, creating a wild riddim that hovers over the dancehall in a coked-out cloud. Epic sounds, bredren. DJs, get on this one.

related: Breez Evahflowin' "Radio Song"

Sugar Tongue Slim - Demand More #4

Sugar Tongue Slim "Demand More Freestyle #4": This week, STS flips Nas' "Hero", speaking on what he sees in America, his idea of a hero, and various other points. Dude is slayin' you niggas with these Demand More freestyles!

DEMAND MORE: #1 \ #2 \ #3

Morgan Freeman Surgery Update

Just checking the 'Net, saw that Morgan Freeman has had surgery today, following the accident he was in on Sunday. People reports:

"Morgan is doing well after his surgery last night to reconnect nerves and repair damage in his left arm and hand," his spokesperson, Donna Lee, said in a statement Tuesday.

"The surgery last night lasted four and a half hours. He's visiting with family this morning. As of this morning he's up and walking around and looking forward to his release in a few days."

Mac Edwards, a consultant for Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club, spoke with the actor's business partner in that venture on Tuesday.

The partner, who is visiting with Freeman in the hosital, reported, "Morgan is up and walking around. He's really sore, but he's doing better. He's hoping to be out of the hospital by Thursday."

What's going on with the passenger? Yesterday, we couldn't get any info on the passenger - who she was, her condition, anything. Why? I understand, there's a veil of anonymity some might want to have, but this is 2008, we already know everything except the color of the gown Freeman is wearing, but not a word on the passenger!?

Was Morgan tricking late night, possibly getting some road head, making him crash the whip? Someone hiding something? I hate being like this, but with the amount of coverage this story is getting, I'm surprised we don't know more...

Bonus Beats: My mom and her man were telling me about this movie All About Us, about two brothers trying to find Morgan Freeman in his town to pitch some movie shit to him. Sounded good...

Joe Budden "Touch & Go"

Joe Budden "Touch & Go": Check out the club-ready new single from Jump Off's Padded Room, which is set to drop on Amaglam on October 28th. I'm personally not big on this record, especially after the banger that is "Who" still getting regular spins on my MP3 player. I hope Padded Room has more of the "10 Minutes" Joey than this.

EDIT: Matt just hit me with the Padded Room tracklist:

1.) Now I Lay
2.) Touch N Go
3.) If I Gotta Go
4.) Blood On The Wall
5.) Don’t Make Me
6.) In My Sleep
7.) Outcast
8.) I Couldn’t Help It
9.) Do Tell
10.) My Life
11.) Better Me
12.) Just to Be Different
13.) Angel In My Life
14.) Pray For Me

related: [video] Behind The Scenes: Joe Budden "Touch & Go"

[video] Affion Crockett "Mr. Carter" Spoof

Get more Affion Crockett hilarity at his YouTube page. Shouts to Enigmatik for the heads up.

Dutch NewYork "Addiction Freestyle"

Dutch NewYork "Addiction Freestyle": This Ryan Leslie beat is crazy; my homey Dutch NewYork decided to do it justice. This freestyle comes from Dutch's forthcoming The P.I. Mixtape, which is the precusor to his Perfect Imperfection album.

Azage Follow My Lead Mixtape

Shouts to Azage for hitting me with this monster of a mixtape, Follow My Lead, which is hosted by DJ Scratchez. Dude represents the ATL, and isn't stuck on that normal trap rap/shoot 'em up shit. You gotta respect the hood love gone bad tale of "Creepin'", or his fresh bars over classic beats like "Shadowboxin'" (on "Texas Pete"), or his flip of Madonna's "4 Minutes". Very interesting work here, you'd be a fool to sleep on this.

[video] DJ I-Dee "The Right"

This joint features Jean Grae & Wrekonize, but will unfortunately will not be on DJ I-Dee's forthcoming album, Solitude (which drops on iTunes, Amazona nd select stores on August 26th):

Bonus Beats: DJ I-Dee ft. Jean Grae & Wrekonize "The Right"

The Paxtons "Bless You"

The Paxtons ft. A-Ko "Bless You": The Paxtons represent DC by way of Southside Chicago, and have a nice vibe about them. The blast sent over like 5 tracks over, but I posted this one specifically for the flute x sleigh bells in that beat. Their Members Only mixtape (which is hosted by DC's DJ Premonition) will be dropping this month, so hold tight for it. If you guys like these and want more, I'll drop more of the links I was sent.

Bonus Beats: The Paxtons "American Boy Remix"

Bro Safari

Yesterday, Knick (of Evol Intent, Ludachrist & Minus Music) posted on DOA that he had some "glitchy dubstep" tunes he wrote in a week, then lost all motivation on the project. After some serious begging, he's offered up 3 tunes to the masses, for free. So, check out these tunes from Knick's Bro Safari guise (here's a mirror).

Shouts to srix for the heads up.