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

[video] Dizzee Rascal "Flex"

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[video] Musiq Soulchild ft. Mary J. Blige "IfULeave"

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Capital J "Uppn' Tha Ante"

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Capital J "Uppn' Tha Ante": I had to upload this after talkin' to Enigmatik about the M.O.P. show he was going to tonight. This DnB remix is like 7 years old, and all hyper-jungle antics. Massive bass drop, loads of amens, and Brownsville's Finest speakin' on yappin' fools, snatchin' jewels and other things.

[video] Q Da Kid "On A Mission"

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Featuring Jermaine Dupri:

RTD Exclusive: Ice T Speaks

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Shouts to Jonathan Hay for hitting me with this exclusive interview Ice T did with Jon and Chad Kiser. T goes in, from speaking on the Soulja Boy incident (for the last time) to his thoughts on the Hip-Hop community as a whole. Some real talk in this one, don't sleep.

The Official 2008 CMJ Mixtape

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I told you cats the other day that I'd lace you with this once it hit my inbox. DJ Dutchmaster and M-Phazes went IN!

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Tracklist:

1. Intro – Torae & A. Pinks
2. Evidence – “The Layover” (prod. by Khrysis)
3. Dilated Peoples – “The Last Is First” (prod. by The Alchemist)
4. Kel Spencer – “Lord, Give ‘Em Some Help” (prod. by M-Phazes)
5. Emilio Rojas – “Young, Fresh & Fly” (prod. by Illmind)
6. Butta Verses – “A New World” Freestyle (prod. by M-Phazes)
7. Shabaam Sahdeeq – “Freaky Flow” (prod. by Nick Wiz)
8. Skyzoo – “Braggin Rights (Remix) (prod. by Analogic)
9. Wale feat. Skyzoo – 5 Minutes (prod. by 9th Wonder)
10. Chaundon – “Politically Incorrect” (prod. by Eric G.)
11. Sha Stimuli – “Gotta Get Money” (prod. by Soundsmith)
12. The Knux – “Fire”
13. Diamond D – “U Can’t Be Me” (prod. by DJ Scratch)
14. D-Black – “Black on Black Crime” (prod. by Black Milk)
15. U-N-I – “Yesterday”
16. Royce Da 5’9” – “Shake This” (prod. by DJ Premier)
17. Posdnuos & Slug – “Oh Really” (prod. by Jake One)
18. El Da Sensei feat. Doujah Raze – “Got Fire” (prod. by The Returners)
19. Heltah Skeltah feat. Smif N Wessun – W.M.D. (prod. by M-Phazes)
20. Wais P the Pimp feat. Mobb Deep – Stop Chasin (prod. by KY)
21. Black Milk, Pharaohe Monch, Sean Price – “The Matrix” (prod. by Black Milk)

Bang this one. Loud.

[video] Big Shug "My Boston"

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Featuring Singapore Kane & Termanology, produced by DJ Premier:

MF Doom Speaks On Imposter Question

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If you've followed this blog, you've seen my take on MF Doom's "Metal Face Imposter" situation. A piece of his Wax Poetics interview was posted on the Stones Throw Forum, and has this gem in it:

There are claims of imposter DOOMs wearing the mask and doing shows for you.
That's interesting. I'll say this: I've been rhyming on the microphone professionally for twenty years, out there when [Big Daddy] Kane was there. I was doing big-ass stadiums when Pac was in the Digital Underground--Latifah, 3rd Bass, De La, KMD. On the microphone, for hours every night, busting my ass since I was, like, eighteen. It never ended. If it wasn't the stage, it was on the street, battling or whatever in the '90s when there were no deals. And I'm still doin' it, to the point where now I'm thirty-seven.
Last year, I did some show, wrecked it, girls climbing up onstage and shit--that was the first time that happened--but we was rocking, right?Somebody from the label was going to be there. I was like, "Cool, he saw the show, and it was wrecked." Next couple of days, I speak to him, and he was like, "Good show, but a lot of people are saying it wasn't you!" I'm like, "All right, every show I do, motherfuckers start saying that: 'Was it really him?'" I lost fifty-nine pounds last year on some healthy shit, and I'm out there busting my ass, and niggas is still saying that shit? Niggas is caught up in the character part. But--I will say this: you never know what to expect. I'll fuck around and do some shit like that, just to fuck around with a nigga head.
'Cause I'm like this: it's music; I'm doing the shows; the stage is my canvas; I'll put whatever up there for the visible eye. But it's music, for listening to. Looking at it has nothing to do with what it sounds like. A blind person could be at the show and feel it clearly, but don't see nothing of it. Don't matter what the shit look like. Look, was niggas rockin' or was niggas rockin'? See, I'm snapping niggas out of it. I might change my mind and want to retire from that part. I'm not sweating my ass out onstage no more. I've spit hundreds of thousands of lyrics, time and time again. Maybe I'll take a break, or maybe never come back. That's my choosing as an artist. And it's their choosing to criticize it too. But that's my other job--to snap niggas out of it.

You think Doom is just a smart businessman, and feeds into that hype, or what? I mean, this is really some Tony Clifton shit IMHO...

[video] JunClassic "God Is Listening"

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Dude is working on a few EPs right now, one with J. Slikk. and another with DJ Husky; if/when I get the go-ahead, I'll hit you guys with something.

Sugar Tongue Slim "The A"

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Sugar Tongue Slim "The A" (prod. by The Designated Hitters): Here's a leak from STS' Demand More: The Mixtape, which drops on illRoots.com on Thursday (October 23rd). I've been waiting for this one, and will hit you with a link when I see it.

[video] DJ Dusk's Rootdown Soundclash Trailer

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Purchase here.

[video] Don Cannon On KarmaloopTV

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Cymarshall Law & Mr. JoeKer "Truth"

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Cymarshall Law & Mr. JoeKer ft. Supastition & Skit Slam "Truth": Here's a leak from Cy & Joe's Hip Hop In The Soul, which drops on November 4th. Below is Blu speaking about this project...

Kanye West "Heartless"

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Kanye West "Heartless" (prod. by No I.D. & Kanye West): The latest leak from 808s & Heartbreak. I really don't even want to listen to this album at all. Why? I can't stand this cat singing over these synth-pop ditties. Wacksauce to the nth degree.

NOTE: This is being reported as the "unmastered" version, kind of like how "Love Lockdown" was. Will update this with a "mastered" version when I see one.

Via FSD.

EDIT: Here's the mastered version, via BoBO.

[video] Mazzi - Walking Blog #6

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[video] Jim Jones "Day N Nite (Remix)"

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RIP Rudy Ray Moore

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Damn, this is bad. Rest in peace, Dolemite. 81 years young, stone cold comedy.


Damn.

[video] Cash Rules Trailer

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The Gent$ "Days Go On (Dub Mix)"

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The Gent$ "Days Go On (Dub Mix)" (prod. by Maker): This is the third leak from this trio's forthcoming debut, which drops tomorrow (October 21st) on Enhoes Music. I suggest you do anything but sleep...

previous: The Gent$ "Cold" \ The Gent$ "Supper Time"

rock the dub radio: episode 026

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For a while, rock the dub radio was on hiatus... I hadn't gone fishin', but I was on some other shit - mainly rockin' Dogs On Acid content and other jobs that may or may not be complete. And working out a digital label as well. In any case, I had this mix (or, shall I say, an hour and a half of this mix) sitting on my external since early August, and finally finished it on Friday, with a bokkle of OE and determination. You can tell based on the selection, but whatever. I think this is one of the more flowing mixes I've thrown out in a while.

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Tracklist:

01/Jay-Z "Jockin' Jay-Z"
02/T.I. ft. Kanye West, Jay-Z & Lil' Wayne "Swagger Like Us"
03/Young Jeezy ft. Jay-Z "Put On (Remix)"
04/Young Jeezy "Vacation"
05/Rhymefest ft. Jadakiss & Chamillionaire "What's Up"
06/Sauce Money ft. Busta Rhymes & Jadakiss "Get That Paper (Remix)"
07/Freeway "Bumpin' My New Shit"
08/Wale ft. Young Chris, Freeway & Beanie Sigel "Cyphr"
09/Styles P "I Don't Wanna Be Right"
10/Joell Ortiz "Memories"
11/L.E.G.A.C.Y. "14 Grams"
12/LL Cool J "Marley Marl Freestyle"
13/Busta Rhymes "Packin' Them Thangs"
14/Ski Beatz ft. Buff1 "Back It Up"
15/Freddie Foxxx ft. 2Pac "Killa"
16/The Notorious B.I.G. "Gimme The Loot (Unreleased Version)"
17/Big L "Who Shot Ya Freestyle"
18/Styles P "Alarm Blaze"
19/Lil' Fame "Security"
20/Nas "What It Is"
21/M.I.A. vs. BDP "Paper Planes Go Bang (Mighty Mi Mix)"
22/Monsta ft. Mr. Key "Spaceraiders"
23/Che Grand "Usain Bolt Demo Shit"
24/Re-Up Gang "Emotionless (badmammal Remix)"
25/Re-Up Gang "Zen"
26/Spec Boogie "Amillincredible"
27/Busdriver "Pennyaire"
28/KeiP.H "Don't Like Me Now"
29/Termanology ft. Bun B "How We Rock"
30/JunClassic "I Gotcha"
31/Master 3 ft. Sey, KJ & Haze "3 O'Clock News"
32/M.anifest "Age Of Obama"
33/DJ Green Lantern ft. David Banner, Busta Rhymes & Talib Kweli "Black President (Remix Pt. 1)"
34/Che Grand ft. Von Pea, Spec Boogie & Donwill "Lessondary Busy"
35/Joe Budden ft. Joell Ortiz, Nino Bless, Crooked I & Royce Da 5'9 "Slaughterhouse"

I hope you guys dig this one. Some fresh posse cuts on this one, as well as some joints you niggas might have slept on for whatever reason. I've already got the first seeds of episode 027 going, and I'm gonna be doing some more Dub Sessions (hopefully an Autumnal Funk mix, and a dubstep/thugstep one), and I got some special mixes coming before the end of the year. Working hard! Enjoy!

Fabio & Grooverider On Radio 1 (10/19/2008)

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I had already posted this on DPD, but I had this recording on during my commute to work, and it had me cracking up, and I figured you DnB rock the dub heads would be into this. Great to hear 'Rider back on the radio, speaking about getting readjusted and all. Some serious tunes played as well...

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Tracklist:

Fabio in the mix

A.I – ‘Days of Rage’ (Liquid V)
D Style – ‘All About’ (DSR)
Mixmaster Doc & Random Movement – ‘Rattle System’ (White)
LAOS – ‘We All (Blame Remix)’ (Spearhead)

Grooverider in the mix

Unknown – ‘Rai’ (White)
Mutated Forms – ‘Glory Days’ (White)
Rufige Kru feat. Commix – ‘Envious’ (Metalheadz)
Q Project - ‘Holy War’ (Machine Funk)

Radio 1 & 1xtra D&B Chart
Chase & Status feat. Plan B – ‘Pieces’ (Ram)

Fabio in the mix

Bassline Smith feat Drumsound– ‘Rasta Blasta’ (Technique)
Roni Size – ‘It’s Jazzy (Nu:Tone Remix)’ (V Recordings)
Vapour – ‘Glucose’ (Dread)
Bal - ‘All City’ (White)

Grooverider in the mix

Ruffstuff & Magistrate – ‘Fight Back’ (White)
BMK – ‘27th Day’ (White)
Subterra – ‘Revolution’ (31 Records)
Camo & Crooked – ‘Vision’ (White)

Fabio in the mix

Die & Break – ‘Gettin’ There’ (White)
Lensman – ‘Mezmerise’ (White)
Johnny L – ‘Microdaze’ (White)
Origin Unkown – ‘Truly One’ (Ram)

Good to have him back.

Remedial Chains, BET Hip-Hop Awards 2008 Edition

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Yes, Shawty Lo, L is definitely for "loser".

That chain is actually not that bad, but nigga, the t-shirt is enough.

And "ya whoa" Plies still rocks this bitch-ass "goon" chain. What a waste.

Shouts, as always, to YBF for these pics.

EDIT: On some other notes, check out Uncle Russ, Kerry Washington as a bad rug, some buffoonery known as Hatian Fresh, confused-ass Soulja Boy, Skateboard P's tight-ass jacket, court jester Teddy Pain, and Common in his Math Olympics Fresh. My people, my people. What's wrong with my people?

808's & Heartbreak Cover

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Definitely solidifies my anti-love for this project. Via YBF.

[video] Sarah Palin On SNL

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Your thoughts? She's one of those personalities, like Kanye West, who are funny when they are trying to be serious, not when they're trying to be funny.

Via People.

Colin Powell Endorses Barack Obama

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The brother's gonna work it out. Via NY Times.

[video] DJ Earworm "Reckoner Lockdown"

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This is what it sounds like when Thom Yorke & Kanye West get mashed:



Bonus Beats: DJ Earworm "Reckoner Lockdown"

[video] LL Cool J ft. Wyclef Jean "Mr. President"

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[video] Behind The Scenes: Wale "Nike Boots"

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[video] NTV: A Minute In The Lab #5

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[video] Concrete Alchemy Teasers 1-5

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Teaser 1:


Teaser 2:


Teaser 3:


Teaser 4:


Teaser 5:


filthism.com.

[video] Soulja Boy Tell 'Em "Birdwalk" Instructional Dance Video

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While I cannot get with this level of remedialness, you have to respect dude's grind:



This nigga knows how to make some shit viral...

[video] The Package "Makin' Waves"

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This video was directed by Peter Rosenberg:

Che Grand "Lessondary Busy"

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Che Grand ft. Von Pea, Spec Boogie & Donwill "Lessondary Busy": Che and his Lessondary bredren stomp a mudhole through the "Get Busy" instrumental. Make sure you catch Che Grand (along with Tanya Morgan, Homeboy Sandman, Fresh Daily and others) at the CMJ Showcase on October 21st.

Via ZFTP.

Wordsmith ft. Skyzoo "Nobody Cares"

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Wordsmith ft. Skyzoo "Nobody Cares" (prod. by Strada): Here's another joint from Wordsmith's forthcoming The Revolution Begins With A Takeover, Vol. 2 mixtape, which will be premiering on HipHopDX in the very near future. Had no idea Words and Skyzoo got down like that, but I can dig it.

previous: Wordsmith "Breakfast at the Brightside Diner"

The King Of All Scarf Kings...?

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I mean, is this really necessary? And since when did grown-ass men wearing dumb-ass scarves really become the thing to do? And why?

Via Kanye's blog (shouts to Enigmatik for the link).

Seel Fresh "I Think She Might Be"

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Seel Fresh "I Think She Might Be": Here's the latest leak from Seel Fresh's Street Famous, and it's a fresh take on love. While you hear so many MCs on that "it ain't tricking if you got it", or the infamous "bitches and ho's" talk, it's refrershing to hear an MC speaking about trying to find the one, and making it work with their schedule. Just real life, ya dig?

previous: Seel Fresh "Keep It Moving" \ Seel Fresh "Prosper (H.I.P H.O.P)"

Kanye West "Bradycardia"

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Kanye West "Bradycardia": Enigmatik was on his Screwed & Chopped last night (guess his shipment of promethazine came in). Download the track, read this, then be like "aaaaaaah!"

Bonus Beats: T-Pain ft. Ludacris "Chopped N Skrewed N Skrewed N Chopped"

[video] General Steele "Letter To Obama"

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"One day I was inspired to do this song.I know alot of people have their opinion about the whole election especially Obama.No I do not look at him as the savior of the "black" race.I thinkhe does represent the potential of "black" people.So I say he is a positive role model win or lose.Say what you want to as you sit on the sideline of life...Get up and Live(qoute from Nesta).This is a Kanye track that he gave Weezy,and Cynical surfed for the images,and my boy Jahdan(Noble Society)is on the Hook,and Mantecha on background vox.It's all expression."

[video] CL Smooth & Skyzoo "Perfect Timing" LIVE

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Check out this footage of CL Smooth and Skyzoo performing the M-Phazes-produced "Perfect Timing" LIVE at Brooklyn's Public Assembly, with Mick Boogie on the decks:



Word is that DJ Dutchmaster and M-Phazes will be hosting a special CMJ Mixtape dropping Monday; hit up this link for the Coalmine Records newsletter, which has info on this and a host of other events and promotions. Shouts to Matt for this one.

Wayne Brady A Long Time Coming CD Giveaway

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I hit you guys with the info on Wayne Brady's debut album, A Long Time Coming, back in August, and now ThinkTank has given rock the dub 5 copies of the CD to giveaway to the readers and random perusers of RTD! Entry to this contest is simple: send me your full name and address to khaldub@gmail.com. I'll be offering this contest through October 30th, so you guys have time to get your enteries in. I will pick the 5 at random.

Good luck!

London Elektricity Mini Mix On Annie Mac's Mash Up (10/17/2008)

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Here's a genre-bending mix from London Elektricity for Annie Mac's Mash-Up...

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Tracklist:

Japan - ghosts
london - elektricity just one second
grace jones- slave to the rhythm
led zeppelin- what is and what should never be
the damned- anti pope
david axelrod- warning talk part1
sly & the revolution- black ash
shirley bassey- what are you doing the rest of your life
roy davis junior- gabrielle
unknown- stereo test record
the sex pistols- pretty vacant
boston- don't look back
rolf harris- 2 little boys
john miles- music
the geoff- love orchestra UFO
deep purple- the mule (live in japan)
cross & switchblade OST- the addict
klaus wunderlich- summertime
the psychedelic furs- president gas
sunship- city life
led zeppelin- what is and what should never be
prince- housequake
dave brubeck- blue rondo a la turk
izit- stories
ltj bukem- music
siouxsie & the banchees- hong kong garden
the vapors- turning japanese
prince- batman
burt bacharach- the world is a circle
london elektricity- song in the key of knife (Live at the scala)
deep purple- the mule (live in japan)
led zeppelin- the song remains the same
deep purple- smoke on the water (live in japan)
monorail- in the mirror
led zeppelin- dazed and confused
david axelrod- the confessional
radiohead- sulk
radiohead- bones
radiohead- airbag
maynard ferguson- born free
maynard ferguson -hey jude
alan hawkshaw- the night rider
london elektricity- spread love (live at the scala)
unknown- satan
darrison mc- hospitalise
john cameron- the prowler
bert kaempfert- caravan
sh*t and chanel- lones bossa
the singing freshmen - good bye

Insane.

Alfamega I Am Alfamega Album Sampler

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In stores January 13, 2009.

www.alfamega.net

The Fingermonsters "Shablango"

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The Fingermonsters "Shablango": The Fingermonsters are a four-man crew hailing from San Francisco who bust some interesting electro/minimal/synth-heavy cuts. They sent over a pack of beats and this one, taken from the Gilbert Slimejaw EP on Monsta Music, was my favorite. Nice Electro-bleep romp.

Million Dan "Inner City Got Plenty Cases"

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Million Dan "Inner City Got Plenty Cases": The single for this tale of inner city strife drops on October 27th; it's taken from the special edition version of Million Dan's Spektrum.

I love how I first got into Million Dan from listening to Congo Natty jungle tracks, and now all I hear is Dan over some Hip-Hop. Not a slight, I actually enjoy the work he's putting in.

Friday, October 17th 2008 playlist

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How much does a weekend of peace and quiet cost?

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GET'CHA LATE PASS 'ERE!

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I've been thinking about doing another Dub Session mix for Autumn, and in looking on YouTube, I had no idea The Cinematic Orchestra were on Jimmy Kimmel back in April:

The Cinematic Orchestra "Breathe" (LIVE On Jimmy Kimmel)


Take some time out and meditate on that. I have some work to finish then my weekend is ON! Enjoy it, peeps.

[video] Serius Jones "Slow Down"

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[video] Chase & Status ft. Plan B "Pieces"

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That's fucked up. For more Chase & Status goodness, hit up the Q&A I just posted on Dogs On Acid with them. Next week... DJ Krust!

[video] Barack Obama's Speech At The Al Smith Dinner

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Word is both Obama & McCain went in on the roast-tip.

[video] T.I. On Tavis Smiley

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[video] Behind The Scenes: Rihanna Essence Photoshoot

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[video] Coolio "Boyfriend"

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I don't co-sign the track, but there are some fly skimmies in this video.

[video] Jay-Z "Swagger Like Us" LIVE

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The homey Enigmatik caught Hova's show in Houston last night and has his recap, as well as video of Jigga performing "Say Hello", "Roc Boys", "Lucifer" and other jawns. Holla!

Now I'm Feeling Zombiefied

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Rizoh posted this pic and others from Wednesday's debate.

Meilana Gillard "Semisweet (J. Slikk Remix)"

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Meilana Gillard "Semisweet (J. Slikk Remix)": My boy J. Slikk sent this one over yesterday, and I got the approval to post it up. He said he had a lot of fun with this one, working with Meilana Gillard, a Brooklynite who is a jazz saxophonist. This is some nice Sunday afternoon riding music; has that nice cool vibe to it. I'm on my grown-man this morning... I left my fedora at the crib, though.

Kanye West "Love Lockdown (LL Kool K Remix)"

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Kanye West "Love Lockdown (LL Kool K Remix)": My boy Goldfingaz is back on his grisly. I love that loop he used in here, really dirty, 70s style shit. I still can't understand how much I fathom the original, but hearing Kanye over these Trip-Hop-esque beats sounds a lot better.

My expectations for this LP are still on some "it ain't gonna be shit" shit.

Big Quarters "Good Look"

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Big Quarters "Good Look" (prod. by Medium Zach): Here's a lil' exclusive from BQDirect's November pack, which drops on November 5th. You feelin' this funk? Hit up their site to find out how to subscribe to this monthly dose of raw Hip-Hop. Big up to Brandon for letting this one go!

[video] Chris Brown "Superhuman"

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Featuring the beautiful Keri Hilson:

[video] The Money & Power Trailer

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Here's the trailer from 50 Cent's new MTV Reality show:



I know I'll be watching... and hating myself for it.

[video] Miri Ben-Ari "Stand By Me"

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"Slaughterhouse" Live-Blog

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Trackstar just reminded me that I downloaded "Slaughterhouse", the new Joe Budden posse cut featuring Joell Ortiz, Nino Bless, Crooked I & Royce Da 5'9, produced by Scram Jones...

00:07: Why is it that these posse cuts always underperform with the beat? Last posse cut with a serious beat was that Cormega jawn... not to say this beat is garbage, it's got that fire for a joint like this but I always want more.

00:37: "I ain't gotta mention the streets on this song/to get in a nigga ass on these beats like a thong... pause". HOLLA!

00:55: Ortiz merked it, without using that "Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaooooo-wa!" shit...

01:28: Nino's best part is that "something like a phenomenon" shit, but then again, who wants to bat after Joell Ortiz!??!

02:16: Damn, Bless still going? "I'm not with that silly nonsense", either.

02:34: Got a DJ Cable/RTD Mini Mix featuring Crooked I's The Block Obama coming.

03:09: Crooked I is going the fuck off. "They old asshole flow, I drop NEW SHIT!"

03:36: Track told me to wait for Royce, and he is killin' this with that...

03:49: "SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEIIIIIIT!"... I just had to rewind his whole verse!

04:22: "Before I got into my Maino-mode if I smell Yung Berg on ya". Good Lord, Nickle Nine is killin' this!

06:27: I know I'm one of the few Jersey bloggers out there (I think? where y'all at), but I wasn't really wylin' off his verse. That E. Honda line cracked me up, but...

...compared to what Ortiz, Crooked I and Royce did on this? No contest. I think Royce won this one, though. Your thoughts?

[video] Behind The Scenes: Jadakiss "Who Run This"

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[video] Aubrey O'Day Speaks On Being Booted From Danity Kane

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If you saw last night's finale, you saw Diddy keep it funky about Aubrey and D. Woods. I just need my Aundrea fix:



So who's taking bets: "leaked" porn tape? Playboy spread? What's next for "Ivory"?

[video] John "Lucifer" McCain

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Elemental Emcee takes John McCain to task over "Lucifer":



Hell On Your Mental drops November 20th.

Theo "Won't Do"

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Theo "Won't Do": In Channel Surfin' 2, Theo flips J Dilla's "Won't Do". Need I really say more!?

previous: Theo "Jurassic Harlem"

[video] Whosayin' Hussein John McCain?!?

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From the DallasPenn Dot Com newsdesk...

Who the hell cares that Barack's middle name is Hussein?!?

Who in America has the surname of their great-great-great grandparents?

Everyone is Jones, Tucker or Smith.

And this is because their great-great-great grandparents were scared to reflect the places they came from.

Don't try to get me to fear Barack Obaama because his middle name is Hussein.



dallaspenn.com.

[video] XLR8R TV EPisode 81: The Bug & Warrior Queen

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Warrior Queen's voice when she spits kills me:



The Bug's London Zoo is on the way. You can download this episode HERE, or subscribe to their video podcast. Fresh.

[video] Plies "Heard Of Me"

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[video] Pitbull ft. Lil' Jon "Krazy"

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Wordsmith "Breakfast at the Brightside Diner"

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Wordsmith ft. RhymeZwell, Black Knight & Kontact "Breakfast at the Brightside Diner" (prod. by Capish): Here's a leak from Wordsmith's forthcoming mixtape, The Revolution Begins With A Takeover, Vol. 2, which will be mixed and blended by DJ Denox. Peep the fresh storytelling rhymes and that live-sounding beat. Lovin' this one.

Fes Taylor "The Secret Weapon"

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Fes Taylor "The Secret Weapon": Here's a diss track that Fes Taylor has aimed at The RZA, taken from his Fresh Air Fund Mix CD, which dropped today via chambermusik.com. Word is dude will be dropping mixtapes every 2 weeks, leading up to the release of an album in early 2009. Do the damn thing.

Bonus Beats: Fes Taylor ft. Cappadonna & T-Bird "Mama Raised Me"

S.O.B.'s Shows (Week Of October 20th, 2008)

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S.O.B.'s is holding it down. Hit their website for more info on these big nights.

[video] NTV: A Minute In The Lab #4

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previous: [video] NTV: A Minute In The Lab #2 + #3

[video] Katt Williams On Jay Leno

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[video] I Am That One

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[video] Q-Tip "Move"

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This is so classic.

The Wackest Rap Names Ever?

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While listening to last week's Jadakiss conference call, I got to listen to some of the Playaz Circle interview, and heard the oddest thing I've heard from a rapper in a while:

"Hey, dis ya boy Tit..."

Now, as pause-worthy as that comment is, this was actually 1/2 of the duo introducing himself. His name is Tity Boi. Yep, you got it. Tity-fucking-Boi. How does shit like this get past the A&R, R&D or whatever other two-letter departments the major labels have set up to rape artists? On what planet does that name even sound right, especially for a grown-ass man who apparently does community service, in between transporting narcotic with the use of Louis V bags?

In any case, this has to be one of the WORST Rap names ever, right? I already posted on the ILLEST Rap names ever, and got some good responses (although Intelligent Hoodlum merks them all), and want to know what you guys think. What's the wackest Rap name, in your opinion?

Goldfingaz Presents Joe Jackson Is In A Bad Mood

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Joe Budden x Michael Jackson. Shouts to Goldfingaz for passing me this on the low. Enjoy.

M.anifest "Age Of Obama"

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M.anifest "Age Of Obama" (prod. by Budo): M.anfiest & Budo link up to provide the masses with a track to remind you that if Obama DOESN'T get into office, this country is going to be going even further down the rabbit's hole... and they do it with a fresh beat and honest lyrics.

Britney Spears "Womanizer (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix)"

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Britney Spears "Womanizer (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix)": The homey Doctor Rosen Rosen hit me up about his "Womanizer" remix, and not only is it dope, but it gives me a great excuse to post a pic of Brit. And 1!


Ludacris Democracy

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Cassettes Won't Listen flips some classic Ludacris vocals over previously-released Chinese Democracy tracks. Free (for experimental purposes) over at ludacrisdemocracy.com.

EDIT: Here's a new link to download.

[video] Mazzi - Walking Blog #5

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[video] Beyoncé "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)"

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I'm feeling that.

[video] A Blunt With Redman

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[video] T-Pain ft. Ludacris "Chopped N Skrewed"

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I'm kind of disappointed; I figured the visual would play off the chopping & screwing done throughout the track. Still my favorite R&B jawn of the year.

Chamillionaire "Keep Hatin' Freestyle"

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Chamillionaire "Keep Hatin' Freestyle": Here's a new freestyle Z hit me with. Looks like Mixtape Messiah 5 drops in November!? Holla!

[video] Behind The Scenes: Grafh "Bring The Goons Out"

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Cookin' Soul don't stop; here's the Behind The Scenes footage from the recording of Grafh's "Bring The Goons Out" video:

Kid Sister Dream Date Cover+Tracklist

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Kid Sister's highly anticipated Dream Date LP is finally set to drop on November 25th, with features from Kanye West, Estelle & David Banner, with A-Trak, Diplo, The Count & Sinden and others on the boards.

Tracklist:

1. Fashion Friction (Intro)
2. Life On TV
3. Let Me Bang 2008
4. Family Reunion (feat. David Banner)
5. Don't Stop Movin'
6. Beeper
7. Get Fresh
8. Pro Nails (feat. Kanye West)
9. Down Ass Jawn
10. Dream Date Skit
11. First Ladies (feat. Estelle)
12. Control
13. Switch Board (feat. DJ Gant-Man)
14. You Ain't Really Down

BONUS: Damn Girl

Via URB.

Emilio Rojas "Young, Fresh & Fly"

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Emilio Rojas "Young, Fresh & Fly" (prod. by Illmind): I can never pass up an Illmind production. This is the debut single from Emilio Rojas' forthcoming The Nouveau Slick EP, which drops on Coalmine very soon. Big up to Shake for leaking this, and Matt for hitting me with the link.

[video] T.I. On CNN

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Shouts to Sirmac TV for the link.

[video] NTV: A Minute In The Lab #2 + #3

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#2


#3


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Benny Page "Turn Down The Lights"

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Benny Page "Turn Down The Lights": I just had a shot of Jose Cuervo, and I'm feelin' all warm inside. When I get like this, there's nothing like DnB that gets me open. The sample in this one always gets me. Just a BIG SOUN'! I'm gettin' my ja-fake-in' on, y'all. Word to Enigmatik.

Bonus Beats: Soundclash "Crying Out"

John Legend "Can't Be My Lover"

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John Legend "Can't Be My Lover": Here's a bonus track from John Legend's Evolver, which is set to drop on October 28th. The other bonus is a Teddy Riley remix of "It's Over". Rockin' my "Make Dub, Not War" t-shirt, this is just what I need right now!

[video] Britney Spears "Womanizer"

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Angelina Jolie's W Cover

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I'm failing to see what the big deal here is...

[video] Beyonce "If I Were A Boy"

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[video] Pussycat Dolls "I Hate This Part"

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[video] Ludacris In Max Payne

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Articulate "White Van Music"

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Articulate "White Van Music": One of Bmore's most talented flips a bunch of instrumentals from Jake One's White Van Music album, and it's dope. If you like fly flows and ill beats, this is right up your alley. Check out a forthcoming Stones Throw night in Bmore that Artic is performing at...