Archive for 08/01/2008 - 09/01/2008

Duck Down Hotline

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Check out this 80 minute, DJ Revolution-hosted mixtape:

1) DJ Revolution INTRO & Buckshot Interview
2) 9th Wonder & Buckshot "Brand Nu Day"
3) Buckshot Interview
4) 9th Wonder & Buckshot featuring Mickey Factz "Concrete Jungle"
5) Buckshot Interview
6) Buckshot "WHO GOT THE PROPS 2008"
7) DJ Double O of Kidz In The Hall Interview
8) Kidz In The Hall featuring Estelle "Love Hangover" (Video debuted on MTV's TRL)
9) Naledge of Kidz In the Hall Interview
10) Kidz In The Hall "Driving Down The Block Westcoast Remix"
11) Ruste Juxx Interview
12) Ruste Juxx "Vic Flair"
13) Ruste Juxx "Wipe Off Ya Smile" off INDESTRUCTIBLE in stores October 28th
14) Heltah Skeltah Interview
15) Heltah Skeltah "Everything Is Heltah Skeltah" off D.I.R.T. (DA INCREDIBLE RAP TEAM) IN STORES SEPTEMBER 30th
16) Heltah Skeltah "FUCK THAT RAPPER"
17) DJ Revolution Interview conducted by DJ LOGIC
18) DJ Revolution featuring KRS-ONE "THE DJ" off KING OF THE DECKS IN STORES SEPTEMBER 16th
19) DJ Revolution Interview
20) DJ Revolution featuring Bishop Lamont, Crooked I & Styliztik Jones "Funky Piano" off KING OF THE DECKS IN STORES SEPTEMBER 16th
21) DJ Revolution Outro

Grab the download here.

Kanye West "Love Lockdown"

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Kanye West "Love Lockdown": So this is the new single from Kanye's 808's & Heartbreak, and I can't hate this anymore than I do now. Actually, if he had T-Pain singing the chorus, with Lil' Wayne doing a auto-tune'd 16 about Superhead, I'd probably REALLY hate this. I truly hope the rest of the album (which hits stores December 16th) doesn't sound this ridiculous.

EDIT: Here's the mastered version. Shouts to BoBO.

EDIT: Kanye's posted a new version of "Love Lockdown". [via 2DB]

Big Shug "Like A Muhfucka"

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Big Shug "Like A Muhfucka" (prod. by DJ Premier): While any other MC could do a whole track ending each line with "like a muhfucka", not every MC is Big Shug, nor or all of them produced by DJ Premier. This is just heavenly ignorant, taken from Shug's forthcoming Otherside Of The Game, which drops on November 4th, and features heads like Termanology, Bumpy Knuckles, Billy Danze, Blaq Poet & Singapore Kane, with production from Primo and MoSS. Here's the tracklist:

1.) Intro
2.) Soundcheck (produced by DJ Premier)
3.) When I Strike (produced by DJ Premier)
4.) What it Means f/Billy Danze of M.O.P. & Frankie Wainwright (Produced by Soul Professa)
5.) Like A Muhfucka (produced by DJ Premier)
6.) Murdapan (produced by MoSS)
7.) 123 Bang f/Bumpy Knuckles & Hectic of ST. (produced by MoSS)
8.) Bring It Back (produced by MoSS)
9.) My Boston f/Termanology & Singapore Kane (Produced by DJ Premier)
10.) Better (Produced by Lee Bannon)
11.) Lonely Heart (Produced by Purpose)
12.) The Meaning Of Hardcore (produced by MoSS)
13.) Protection (produced by Lee Bannon)
14.) Militant Soldiers II f/Blaq Poet and Singapore Kane (produced by MoSS)
15.) Keep Calling Me (produced by Jay Quest)
16.) Young Death (produced by Gemz)

Bonus Beats: Big Shug ft. Termanology & Singapore Kane "My Boston" (prod. by DJ Premier)

[video] DJ Revolution ft. Special Teamz "Big Top"

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DJ G-Spot, Shadyville, G-Unit & Aftermath UNC '08 Mixtape

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My homey DJ G Spot, one of the Shadyville DJs, hit me with the latest mixtape from The Unit. A lot of these joints have been bubblin' on the 'Net, and are now in one sleek package for you heads to rock to...

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Tracklist:

Whoo Kid Intro
50 Cent feat T-Pain – You Won’t Believe Me
50 Cent feat MIA – Paper Planes
50 Cent – Here I Am
Lloyd Banks – Its My Time
Lloyd Banks – Brand New Car
Lloyd Banks – Fast Lane
Lloyd Banks – Money Walks
Lloyd Banks – 718 Nigga
Lloyd Banks – Call It How I See It
Tony Yayo – Hate Blog
Tony Yayo – Southside State Of Mind
Tony Yayo – 3 Straps
Tony Yayo – Catch 22
Busta Rhymes feat Show Money & Reek Da Villian - Give A Damn
Busta Rhymes – Packin Them Thangs
Busta Rhymes feat Grafh & Prinz – Like Ohh
Busta Rhymes feat Travis Barker – Don’t Touch Me
Bishop Lamont feat Warren G, Busta Rhymes & Stat Quo - Guerilla Pimpin
Bishop Lamont – Send A Nigga Home
Bishop Lamont – Grow Up
Bishop Lamont - Money
Book DJ G-Spot Outro
Jus Mic – Hands Up (bonus track)

That Busta Rhymes "Packin' Them Thangs" is the truth.

6th Sense "I Won't Let You Fall"

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6th Sense "I Won't Let You Fall": Yep, he went in. Listening to Cipha Sounds & Peter Rosenberg morning show archives, I've been hearing this joint a lot more than I want to, so I welcome 6th's take on it. Remix coming soon!

Johnny Polygon "Black In The Back"

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Johnny Polygon "Black In The Back" (prod. by Green Lantern): Johnny Polygon is the cat you probably heard first on Nas' "Black President"; Green Lantern has taken homeboy under his wing, and is bringing his work to us... interesting stuff, not the normal cuts you'd expect from Green. Check out this Polygon track about one of my favorite things... and while you're out it, check out the commercial for Wolf In Cheap Clothing:



Shouts to Swift for this one!

[video] Articulate "Capital Punishment" LIVE

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Bonus Beats: Articluate "Capital Punishment"

Butta Verses Reality BV: Behind The Scenes Mixtape

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DOWNLOAD; this will serve as a preview to Butta Verse's Reality BV album, which drops today on digital download, with CDs coming September 30th. Click the image for more info!

[video] XL ft. Sean Price "Credibility"

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"Credibility" is availale on iTunes today as a digital 12" from Strong Arm Productions. This cut is produced by Shuko, and will be featured on XL's Beast Coast album, which "includes features and production from Sean Price, Juganot, Skyzoo, Big Shug, Ill Bill, Slaine, Esoteric, M-Phazes, Shuko, Domingo, G-Squared and more!"

Shouts to Matt Diamond for the heads up!

[video] Johnson&Jonson "J&J"

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Via 2DB.

Unreleased Cool Kids Tracks, Round 3

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Once again, it's on... this time with bonus tracks!

Shouts to Optimus Prime & Shogun for these. If you missed the other leaks, check out these posts.

[video] Señor Kaos "Girls Rock Too"

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I dropped this track back on rock the dub radio 020, and noticed the video has popped up on a few sites:

Back 2 The Basics (Leaders Of The New School)

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Legend, DJ Nice & Statik Selektah have created a mixtape that showcases not only the freshest MCs of today's Hip-Hop scene, but cuts that both "take it back" while "pushing forward". Don't even sleep...

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Tracklist:

01. Torae - Back 2 The Basics (Intro)
02. Jadakiss - Who Run This (Feat. Jay-Z) (Produced By Baby Grand)
03. Joell Ortiz - Sympathy
04. Styles P - Villian (Produced by J.Cardim)
05. Stimuli - Walk On Water 2
06. Skyzoo - Bragging Rights (Remix) (Produced by Analogic)
07. Fashawn - Our Way (Feat. Evidence) (Produced by Exile)
08. Godchild - Another Day, Another Dollar (Produced by Mike The Martyr)
09. Reks - Money On The Ave (Remix) (Feat. Skyzoo & Termanology)
10. Cambatta - What It Do (Produced by Boonie Mayfield)
11. Statik Selektah - Mr. Popularity (Feat. Consequence)
12. Cory Gunz - Lay Me Down (Produced By Nottz)
13. Lil Wayne - Still Standing (Feat. Junior Reid) (Snippet)
14. Emilio Rojas & M-Phazes - 585
15. Kanye West - Love LockDown
16. AC - I Engineer (Feat. The Senate)
17. DJ KO - Someday (Talib Kweli, Torae, John Robinson & Tiffany Paige)
18. Statik Selektah - This Is It (Showoff Remix) (Feat. D-Dot, Redman & Black Rob)
19. Ced Hughes - Back 2 The Basics (Like This) (Produced By Ced Hughes)
20. Ludacris - Undisputed (Feat. Floyd Mayweather Jr.) (Produced By Don Cannon)
21. B.o.B - I'll Be In The Sky (Produced By B.o.B)
22. ESSO - Thinkin' Out Loud IV
23. Max B - Live Comfortable
24. Big L - Principal Of The New School (Unreleased)
25. Naledge - Happy Birthday (Produced By Statik Selektah)
26. Fashawn - Because I'm Black
27. Blu - HoldOn
28. Theo - 2055 (The Future)
29. Rain - Back 2 Life (Produced By Scram Jones)
30. Curren$y - Whoa (Outro) (Produced By Kid Eight)

Shouts to Theo for the heads up on this.

Brown Bag All Stars "Undeniable"

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Brown Bag All Stars "Undeniable" (prod. by The Audible Doctor): The BBAS crew is dropping their self-titled mixtape exclusively at Fat Beats NY on Friday, September 19th; this track comes from that mixtape, and features cuts and production from The Audible Doctor. "It's un-de-niable!"

Shouts to KONCEPT, always.

[video] T.I. & B.o.B. In The Booth

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[video] The Cool Kids "Delivery Man"

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Cosmo Baker Presents The Funk Doc Chronicles

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Lifted skraight from his post on low-bee, which has info on the Scion Metro Live dates that Redman and Cosmo Baker are performing in the next few days:

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Tracklist:

Redman "Diggy Doc"
Redman "Bobyahed2dis" (Matthew Africa Re-Edit)
Redman "Whateva Man"
Redman "Rockafella" (Remix)
Redman "Tonight's Da Night"
Redman "Funkorama (Double Green Mix)"
D'Angelo "Left & Right feat. Method Man & Redman"
Redman & Method Man "How High"
De La Soul "Oooh feat. Redman"
Redman "How To Roll A Blunt"
Redman "I Don't Kare"
Redman "Rite Now"
LL Cool J "4,3,2,1" feat. Redman, Method Man, Canibus & DMX
Redman "Brick City Mashin'"
Pharoahe Monch "Simon Says"( Remix feat. Lady Luck, Redman, Method Man, Shabaam Sahdeeq & Busta Rhymes)
Redman "Can't Wait"
OG Station Identification Break (Bob James / Mary Jane Girls)
Redman "Tonight's Da Night" (Remix)
Redman "Pick It Up"
Redman "Pick It Up" (Remix)
OG Station Identification Break 2 (Le Pamplemousse / Parliament)
Redman "Blow Your Mind"
EPMD "Head Banger" feat. K-Solo & Redman
Redman "Pick It Up"
Redman & Method Man "How High Part 2"
Me'Shell NdegéOcello "Pocketbook" (Remix feat. Redman)
Erick Sermon "React" feat. Redman
Redman "Rated "R""
Beanie Sigel "One Shot Deal" feat. Redman
Redman "Put It Down"
Redman & Method Man "Da Rockwilder"
Redman "Let's Get Dirty (I Can't Get In Da Club)" feat. DJ Kool
Redman "Let's Get Dirty (I Can't Get In Da Club)" feat. DJ Kool (Filthy Remix)
KRS-One "Heartbeat" feat. Redman & Angie Martinez
Redman "Time 4 Sum Aksion"
Redman & Method Man "Cereal Killer"
OG Station Identification Break 3 (George & Gwen McCrae)
Snoop Dogg "From Long Beach To Brick City" feat. Redman, Nate Dogg & Warren G
Redman "Da Goodness" feat. Busta Rhymes

So classic. Brick City, whattup?

Ike's Aftermath

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Rizoh posted this pic and more over at The Rap Up. He also breaks down 12 Ways Hurricane Ike Changes His Life.

Jadakiss ft. Ne-Yo "By My Side"

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Jadakiss ft. Ne-Yo "By My Side": Young Sav just passed this one to me, and it's a keeper for those quiet storm nights with you and your lady. I'm guessing this is going to be put out as the first single? This one definitely has potential...

related: Jadakiss ft. Jay-Z "Who Run This"

EDIT: I amaze myself sometimes. Young Sav just sent out another blast, and this one is the official first single from Jada's forthcoming album. I can see the video for this right now... I got a feeling 'Kiss wants this to be his "Bust It Baby Pt. 2", aka that big Hip-Hop/R&B smash record. And it has that potential, if they play it right. I predict 'nuff radio play with this one, with 'Kiss on his gangster & a gentleman shit ala Paniro.

Decay "Easy"

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Decay ft. Selfish, Tone Liv & Butta Verses "Easy": I hit you guys with Decay's Unlikely Villain mixtape back in April, and now I have this cut from his The Unlikely Hero album, which is due in stores on Sept. 23rd on Molemen Records. Click the image above for info.

[video] The Herbaliser "Can't Help This Feeling"

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Joe Thomas New Man Cover

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Due in stores September 23rd; download "E.R.", and pre-order the album on Amazon.

[video] Mazzi - Walking Blog #1

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This is the first of many "walking blogs", where Mazzi drops a 16 highlighting the past week:



Shouts to Best of Both Offices.

remedial life: Ignant Dance Edition

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So due to Ike beating on Houston, my boy Enigmatik is holding it down in Dallas, experiencing some hilariously remedial dances that are going down in the D. Here are but a few:

"Walk That Walk"


"Halle Berry"

This nigga can't be serious...

"Do The Ricky Bobby:


My people, is it that serious? Especially that "ricky bobby" shit - you niggas look fruity, on the real - swinging your hips, dancing like females. What sense does this make? I am guessing niggas wanna get that Soulja Boy money, but be clear - that shit don't happen overnight, nor will there be a bunch of Soulja Boy clones. Why? That shit is too corny to clone. Smarten up, niggas.

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

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The dynamic Tina Fey does a spot-on impression of Sarah Palin from this past Saturday's SNL; on a semi-related note, no matter how much I know Baby Mama is crap, I am tempted to go grab the DVD:



Shouts to Enigmatik for the link.

related: [video] Lil' Wayne On Saturday Night Live

[video] Entourage SE5 EP1

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Praverb ft. Master 3 "Dedication"

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Praverb ft. Master 3 "Dedication" (prod. by DJ Soulclap): Any cat who can speak on real life shit (i.e. letting it be known that his music hasn't sold in a minute) and can work in references to Doink and Dink is a winner in my book. P-Viz and Master 3 link up over this soulful beat from Soulclap, keeping it real... in P's words: The concept of the song is simple, I will continue to be dedicated to an art form that offers few rewards. Spitting for fame is not an option, I would rather spit for myself and hope that others feel my expression.

Don't get mo' realer.

Articulate "You Lose (Love Lockdown Freestyle)"

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Articulate "You Lose (Love Lockdown Freestyle)" [dirty / clean]: We've hit you with Kanye's "Love Lockdown", as well as the hilarious Part 2; we've also hit you with Articulate's "Handlebars" remix and "Black Zombie 2008". Now, both words are flipped with Articulate's "You Lose", which turns "Love Lockdown" on its ear (without Auto-Tune!), with Artic putting some dope bars and added production to Kanye's new single. Yay or nay?

Bonus Beats: Jin "Love Lockdown Freestyle" [via Nah Right]

[video] Hipster Rap

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Dude def. makes some good points... Full Force did have some jams, too.

[video] Ludacris' 106 & Park Freestyle

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[video] John McCain On The View

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Bonus Beats: Palin sounds like an idiot in this interview...



Obama '08.

Peedi Crakk "More Towels"

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Peedi Crakk "More Towels": Here's a radio version of the first leaked single from P. Crakk's A Night In The Life, forthcoming on Amaglam Digital. Peedi has a knack for picking those old school-drenched bangers, right?

Shouts to Matt for the heads up!

DivaSpeakTV: Episode 26

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[video] Flobots "Rise"

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Friday, September 12th 2008 playlist

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You already know...

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LATE PASS MASSIVE

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Been on some NJ shit as of late; check out this classic video/posse cut:

EPMD ft. Redman & K-Solo "The Head Banger"


Take a bit of a drink and relax this weekend...

LUDACHRIST The Legend Of Curtis EP

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Download; get more info on Ludachrist's forthcoming material, a t-shirt design contest and more over on Dogs On Acid.

[video] T.I. "What Up, What's Haapnin'"

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[video] Muja Messiah "Get Fresh"

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Thee Adventures of a B-Boy D-Boy will be re-issued on Koch this November; you should also check out this City Pages article with Muja. Shouts to Jon Jon.

[video] Olivia Munn Does The Truffle Shuffle

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[video] Travis Barker & DJ AM "Fix Your Face"

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[video] Erykah Badu - okayplayerTV Interview

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[video] 50 Cent on Conan O'Brien

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[video] Immortal Technique - KarmaloopTV Interview (Part 1)

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Rapper Big Pooh Rapper's Delight Mixtape

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Download; via URB.

"Love Lockdown" Part 2

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I got passed this in the inbox, and fell out. You guys should already know how I feel about Kanye's new single, and this Part 2 is just the perfect addition. Hell, I'd listen to THIS before putting the 'Ye track on...


The Gent$ "Cold"

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The Gent$ "Cold": The Gent$ = Pugs Atomz, Ill Legit and Wes Restless (who produced this monster); their album drops on Enchoes Music on October 14th. Witness the intro...

Shouts to Pugs for the info.

B Young "Alarm Sound"

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B Young "Alarm Sound" (prod. by Tha S Ence): My homey Tha S Ence hit me with this cut he produced for B Young, aka Brandon Young, who many fans of The Wire may remember as reporter Mike Fletcher. From what I understand, dude has been making music for a bit, doing shows, and this is just the beginning... peep this recent interview with Classic Drug References. Fresh.

[video] Asher Roth vs. Heltah Skeltah

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DP tries to figure out who the fuck Asher Roth is:

Flowdan "Moving To Me"

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Flowdan "Moving To Me": New joint from Grime MC Flowdan (of the Roll Deep crew) from the UK. I first got turned on to his work from Loefah's remix of "Jah War", and this is a pretty fresh track itself, reminiscent of Wiley's "Wearing My Rolex". Another brick in the Grime crossover wall? We shall see...

Shouts to DJ Cable for the heads up.

[video] Q-Tip "Gettin' Up"

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Moment Of Silence

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Black ELement "All I <3"

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Black ELement ft. NAV "All I <3" (prod. by Danksta'): Here's the first official single from Black EL's A Major Minority, which will be dropping in one week's time. I had the opportunity to hear this one a minute ago, and it's dope, end of. Dude is definitely in a zone, and is helping bridge that gap within the music. Enjoy!

[video] Mr. Feeble "I Fell Through"

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Bonus Beats: Mr. Feeble "I Fell Through" \ "Fine"

[video] Obama vs. O'Reilly, Round 4

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related: [video] Obama vs. O'Reilly, Round 3

[video] Ludacris "What Them Girls Like"

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related: Ludacris "What Them Girls Like"

Jadakiss ft. Jay-Z "Who Run This"

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Jadakiss ft. Jay-Z "Who Run This": Not as monumental as I'd hope, with Jay just chatting and not doing any real rhyming, but Jada has some cool-ass lines in this one. Nice cut to bang in your whip, though. Jada is definitely in the building.

MP3 via Best of Both Offices; pic jacked from OnSMASH.

[video] Termanology ft. Bun B "This Is How We Rock"

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previous: Termanology ft. Bun B "How We Rock"

Black ELement A Major Minority Cover+Tracklist

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I've been telling you guys about Black ELement's album for a minute, and the moment of it dropping is upon us. You can grab this FREE album, presented by 2DB and illRoots, on Sept. 18th...

Tracklist:

01/ You Can't Hide (AM) (Produced by Kush Klien)
02/ The Stickup Kid?!?! (Produced by Ryan Durkin)
03/ Can't Call It (Produced by Ryan Durkin)
04/ All I <3 (feat. NAV) (Produced by Danksta')
05/ Out In The Cold (Produced by BboySpaz)
06/ Human (Produced by Kush Klien)
07/ It's All Relative (Family First) (Produced by Ryan Durkin)
08/ Headaches (Produced by Ryan Durkin)
09/ Where My Heart Is (Produced by Kush Klien)
10/ Ride It Out (Produced by Rami Afuni)
11/ Runn'n Young'n (Produced by Kush Klien)
12/ Roadtrip (Produced by Kush Klien)
13/ The Burbs (Produced by BboySpaz)
14/ Quiet Nights (feat. Jelani) (Produced by Danksta')
15/ Never Thought (Dreaming) (Produced by Rami Afuni)

You've been crazy warned - get familiar, and get prepared!

Mary Anne Hobbs On Radio 1 (Sept 10th 2008)

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DOWNLOAD: mirror 1 \ mirror 2

Tracklist:


Exclusive
Chase & Status - 'Eastern Jam' (Ram)

Headhunter - 'Prototype' from the new LP 'Nomad' (Tempa)

Exclusive
LV and Errol Bellot - 'Don't Judge' (Dubplate)

Speedy J - 'Bootes' from the LP 'Red Shift' (Electric Deluxe)
Mount Kimbie � 'Maybes' (Hotflush dubplate)
LL - 'Out The Club' (Dubplate)
King Midas Sound - 'One Ting' Daybre mix (Hyperdub)

Exclusive
Tes La Rok - 'Spritual Thing'

Mike Slott Vs The Gaslamp Killer

Mike Slott mix:
Mike Slott - '23 halfs' (unreleased)
Mike Slott - 'Black Keys' (unreleased)
Mike Slott - 'Musics Fun' (unreleased)
Mike Slott - 'Flunky' (All City Records)
Rustie - 'Quick Tunnels' (unreleased)
Mike Slott - 'Knock Knock' (All City Records)
Yann Kesz - 'Like a Purple Shade'
Mike Slott - 'Bamhouse' (unreleased)
Nicole willis - 'Soul Investigators Theme Mike Slott Reflunk' (ATC Recordings)
Heralds of Change (Hudson Mo+Mike Slott) 'Future' (All City Records)
Mike Slott - 'Cadet' (unreleased)
Mike Slott - 'My Lightbridge' (All City Records)
Mike Slott - 'Home' (unreleased)
Flying Lotus - 'Roberta Flack' Mike Slott Reflunk - (Warp Records)

The Gaslamp Killer mix:
The Gaslamp Killer - 'Intro'
Lorn - 'Unreleased'
Kode 9 Ft. The Space Ape - 'Nine Samurai'
Bar 9 - 'Untitled Symphony'
Bar 9 - 'Murda Sound'
Caspa - 'Oh R Ya?'
Mike Jones - 'Still Tippin'
Trick Daddy - 'Shut Up'
Portishead - 'Over'
Mr.Chop Featuring Malcolm Catto - 'Metropolis Del Ferro'
Ghostface Killah - 'Nutmeg'
Samiyam - 'The Return'
Flying Lotus - 'Ab-Original'
Mrr - 'Mikepsych'
Fando Y Lis' Outro

Break - 'Hooked Up' (Symmetry)
Heny G - 'Delayed Style' (Dubplate)
Grovskopa - 'Sex & Violins' Surgeon mix (Token Recrds )
XRABIT & DMG$ - 'Killin' Em' (Big Dada)
Rustie - 'ZigZag' (Wireblock)
King Cannibal - 'Arigami Style' (Ninja)
LD - 'Not Going To Cry ' (Dubplate)
Conc_etta - 'In Attention Opitae' from the LP 'Micro' (Moteer)

Exclusive
Radian - 'Forever' (DPR Recordings)

Enjoy.

[video] Behind The Scenes: Nas "Make The World Go Round"

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Shouts to Best of Both Offices.

[video] Obama vs. O'Reilly, Round 3

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previously: [video] Obama vs. O'Reilly, Round 2

Quest For Obama (Sept. 11th 2008)

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I won't b e there, but this even looks dope. ?uestlove on the decks, voter registration, $10 donations to Obama '08? Get focused, get involved. More info via Okayplayer. Shouts to Z for the heads up.

Atlantic Connection - Morning Sex (2008 Studio Mix)

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Atlantic Connection has put together this fresh mix to hype up a load of forthcoming Westbay tunes (watch out for Westbay Intl 005, which I reviewed for Knowledge Mag #103); no (complete) tracklist on this (as of yet), but its fresh, ba-leeeeeeeee dat!

DOWNLOAD: megaupload \ dnbshare \ dnbarena.ru

RiotControl 13

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...Sonny and Burt are back for an end of the summer cool down to slide into whatever it is you may be sliding into post-Summer. Enjoy RiotControl 13 with the careless nature of someone eating chocolate ice cream while wearing white gloves. Then smack someone in the face with those gloves and challenge them to a duel...

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Tracklist:

Riotcontrol Theme - Burt Fox
Poison Flour - Dr. Alimantado
Guns Of Brooklyn - Santogold
Passin Me By - Hot Chip Remix Instrumental
Let The Dollar Circulate - Billy Paul
Dollar - Steve Spacek and J Dilla
Healer - Erykah Badu
Tea Leaf Dancers - Flying Lotus
? - "Trap Door" record
Weekend Wars - MGMT
Sunshine - Handsome Boy Modeling School
Summer Madness - Kool And The Gang
Hurry Up This Way Again - The Stylistics
So Fresh And So Clean - Outkast
Before The Night Is Over - Joe Simon
Footprints On My Mind - Annette Snell
90% Of Me Is You - Gwen Mcrae
90% Of Me Is You - Karime Kendra
133 331 - Discuss
Close To You - Phyllis Dillon

Keep It Locked...

[video] Ludachrist ft. Richard Simmons "New World Hustler"

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Old Skool Show x Nas

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DJ Envius sent over audio from an interview he and MC Serch conducted with Nas recently on the Old Skool Show.

DOWNLOAD: Part 1 \ Part 2

Fresh cuts, insightful interview. Any Nas fans... scratch that, Hip-Hop heads, get in on this!

[video] L.E.G.A.C.Y. at Sonar (August 31, 2008)

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L.E.G.A.C.Y. performs live at Sonar before the Freeway show; he also briefly speaks on his forthcoming album:

[video] Common ft. Pharrell "There's Nothing You Can Do" LIVE

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New joint Common and Skateboard P performed in Houston last night; tentative title:



Via BGDB; Rizoh also speaks on the changing of Common's forthcoming album's title.

[video] Maino "Hi Hater (Remix)"

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Featuring: T.I., Swizz Beatz, Plies, Jadakiss & Fabolous:



Via Nah Right.

[video] Rapper Big Pooh "Plastic Cups"

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Featuring Joe Scudda & Chaundon over one of my favorite J Dilla beats:

The 88 "All 'Cause Of You"

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The 88 "All 'Cause Of You": This was on the You, Me & Dupree OST, but fuck you, I only know this from Almost's Cheese & Crackers DVD (whattup SBK?!?):



That's all.

[video] Butta Verses "If I Die"

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[video] Theo "Sweetest Language" LIVE

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He performs this with his live band:

Joulz Il "You Don't Hear Me Tho'"

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Joulz Il "You Don't Hear Me Tho'" (prod. by Entity Starr): This diss track is the sound of a lion who realizes that the cage door is wide open, pouncing on the teenage punk who's been trying to egg him on, not realizing that the lion's ill demeanor is playing it coy, not lazy or sleepy. Joulz had some cats on a Dallas Hip-Hop forum going off on him, over and over, and he kept it quiet... not anymore. Pretty much closes the casket on that shit, no?

"Keep my name outcha moooooooouth!"

Nine Inch Naliens

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Nine Inch Nails x Outkast, by ill poetic. Enjoy.

Ayatollah "Brolic"

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Ayatollah "Brolic": This is taken from Ayatollah's Drum Machine LP, which will feature 22 never-before-heard instrumentals from Ayatollah himself. This is essential for those who have loved the beats he's freaked for cats like Mos Def, Rakim, D-Block, Monch, Wu-Tang and many others. This drops on Nature Sounds on Sept. 30th, and is a digital download affair.

Shouts to Matt for the heads up!

More Ciara In Vibe

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Shake posted a gang of hi-res images from Ciara's Vibe spread. Cotdamn.

Che Grand "City On Fire"

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Che Grand "City On Fire": Fresh, club-tastic, b-more x juke friendly joint right here. Get your lighters out and rock to this one. Che is a champ.

"oh-kaaaaaaaaaaay!"

Via 2dopeboyz, who are def the Che Grand leak train.

TRL To Premier New Kidz In The Hall Video

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Shouts to Matt for the heads up. Vote this one in when it drops!

Sugar Tongue Slim "Write Your Name"

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Sugar Tongue Slim "Write Your Name" (prod. by MP3): Uses the sample you'd associate with a track with that title, and it's fly. Works really well... this is taken from STS' Demand More mixtape, which is being hosted by Tapemasters Inc x The Empire x IllRoots.com. More on that when I get more info, homey.

The 20/20 Contest

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I've already hit you guys with "Do What It Do", from the forthcoming Fokis & Focus... EP entitled 20/20, which drops on September 16th (check out DubCNN's interview with them for more info). I know they have been working on this for a bit, and the fruits of their combined labor will soon be hitting the 'Net for all to partake in...

We do have a special contest for you guys, and it's pretty interesting. Do you see that image up there? The contest question is in that image (you can download the image as well); what you need to do is:


  1. Figure out the question
  2. Answer the question
  3. Send your answer, along with your name, location, MySpace page URL (if you have one) and the URL of the site you saw this contest on to fokis@fokis2k.com!

That's pretty simple, no? The first person with the correct answer will be the winner, and will receive

  • A 20/20 T-Shirt, courtesy of a.Fam & Loyalty Records
  • An autographed copy of Fokis' first album, More Than One Way

Get crackin' on this, as I will be naming the winner on Sept. 16th.

NOTE: those who enter the contest and are looking for the answer - be resourceful, i.e. use Google, MySpace, etc. to do some reasearch and get the answer. GOOD LUCK!

Unreleased Cool Kids Tracks, Round 2

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Optimus Prime hit me with a couple of more unreleased Cool Kids joints that he and Shogun are leaking... the track titles are theirs, so don't hold them to these titles at all:

related: Unreleased Cool Kids Tracks

[video] Izza Kizza "Hello"

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[video] Obama vs. O'Reilly, Round 2

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related: [video] Obama vs. O'Reilly, Round 1

[video] Alfamega "4 Or 5 Ways"

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I told you niggas the video was coming:

The Foreign Exchange "Daykeeper"

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You can grab this jawn for free by signing up at The Foreign Exchange's website. Eskay has the tracklist/cover to their forthcoming album, Leave It All Behind. Should be a dope project.

Tunji "Still Risin'"

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Tunji "Still Risin'" (prod. by Kno): This track premiered on 2DB's mixtape that dropped last week, but Inverse's Tunji has dropped the full track on its own. And it's dope. Props to him - keep an eye out for homey!

[video] Joell Ortiz "Memories"

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[video] Sandman "Anchor"

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[video] Tricky "School Gates" LIVE

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Tone Tank The King Of Surf Guitar Rap

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First off, I love this kind of shit. Surf guitar shit? From like Gidget? I always got into that shit...

I'm not sure how many other MCs are up on Surf Guitar Rap, but Tone Tank is set to destroy all ya sand castles with this four-track EP, The King of Surf Guitar Rap. And damnit, it does exactly what it says on the tin. I also love how this isn't like a guitar sample set to some boom-bap... dude really kicks over some vintage loops. It's kind of exciting - makes me wish I could surf and ride out to these.

[video] A 6-Pack With Black

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[video] The Roots "Get Busy" LIVE

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So wild to see a tuba player going for broke:



This was taken from Midwest Broadcast, who has more clips of The Roots (and the GZA) from the SoCo Music Experience Festival. Shouts to Mike for the link!

Old Money "Just Got Chopped (Crack)"

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Old Money "Just Got Chopped (Crack)" (prod. by 6th Sense): I love getting tunes passed in the inbox. I hate thinking I got the drop on shit, though, and then seeing Shake beat me to the punch... on Thursday. You know how it goes, though... trickle down effect and all. This track is dope, though. I love when cats can captivate you with snare-less beats.

[video] Kanye West "Love Lockdown" LIVE

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Kanye's new single:



This should be available on iTunes today. Video and MP3 of live recording via Eskay.

EDIT: If this is how this year's VMAs ended, I'm glad I didn't watch it. I think I turned it off right after Britney won her award. Did I miss much?

[video] Kano "Hustler"

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[video] Wildabeast "Many Levels"

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