Archive for 09/01/2008 - 10/01/2008
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.
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.
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!
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.
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...
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.
EDIT: Here's the mastered version, via BoBO.
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"
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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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"
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!
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...
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.
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?
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...
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.
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"
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)"
"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."
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Here's a genre-bending mix from London Elektricity for Annie Mac's Mash-Up...
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
dave brubeck- blue rondo a la turk
ltj bukem- music
siouxsie & the banchees- hong kong garden
the vapors- turning japanese
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
maynard ferguson- born free
maynard ferguson -hey jude
alan hawkshaw- the night rider
london elektricity- spread love (live at the scala)
darrison mc- hospitalise
john cameron- the prowler
bert kaempfert- caravan
sh*t and chanel- lones bossa
the singing freshmen - good bye
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": 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.
- Kanye West "Heartless" (prod. by No I.D. & Kanye West) [Bonus Beats: Kanye West "Coldest Winter" (radio rip)]
- Eminem "I'm Having A Relapse"
- Busta Rhymes "World Go Round" [clean]
- Ludacris ft. The Game & Willy Northpole "Call Up The Homies"
- E-40 ft. The Game & Snoop Dogg "Pain No More"
- Coldplay ft. Jay-Z "Lost (Remix)" [Bonus Beats: Jay-Z ft. Uncle Murda "He Asked For It" (prod. by The Neptunes)]
- Ciara "Echo" [No DJ]
- John Legend "Can't Be My Lover"
- Slim ft. Fabolous "Good Lovin'" (prod. by Ryan Leslie)
- Paula DeAnda ft. Yung Joc "Stunned Out"
- Teyana Taylor ft. Eve "Young Girl"
- Demarco ft. Jim Jones "Fallen Soldiers (Remix)"
- Joe Budden ft. Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, Nino Bless & Royce Da 5'9 "Slaughterhouse" (prod. by Scram Jones)
- Cam'Ron "Owe Me (Oh No You Didn't)"
- Chamillionaire "Keep Hatin' Freestyle"
- Papoose "Get Up" [Bonus Beats: Papoose "Run Down On Em"]
- Foxy Brown ft. Ox "Rikers Island"
- N.O.R.E. ft. Pharrell "Watch Me Now"
- Maino "However Do You Want It"
- Killer Mike "Sampson"
- Trae ft. Bun B & Lil' Keke "Grey Cassette"
- DJ Kay Slay ft. Bun B, Papoose & Chamillionaire "6 Million Ways To Die"
- D.I.T.C. ft. O.C. & AG "Time Travel" (prod. by Finesse)
- Dilated Peoples "The Last Is First" (prod. by The Alchemist)
- Little Brother "Passion Flower" (prod. by 9th Wonder)
- Stat Quo "That's Me"
- 40 Glocc ft. Busta Rhymes & Chamillionaire "On Tha Blocc"
- Wale "Riding In The Black Joint"
- Che Grand "R.E.S.T.A.R.T. (Universal Mind Control Redux)"
- The Cool Kids "2K Pennies"
- Jazznova ft. Phonte "Look What You're Doin' To Me"
- Giggs & Joell Ortiz "Hollowman Meets Joell Ortiz"
- Emilio Rojas "Young, Fresh & Fly" (prod. by Illmind)
- Theo "Won't Do"
- M.anifest "Age Of Obama" (prod. by Budo)
- Articulate "White Van Music"
- Wordsmith ft. RhymeZwell, Black Knight & Kontact "Breakfast at the Brightside Diner" (prod. by Capish)
- Seel Fresh "Keep It Moving"
- Big Quarters "Good Look" (prod. by Medium Zach)
- Fes Taylor "The Secret Weapon" [Bonus Beats: Fes Taylor ft. Cappadonna & T-Bird "Mama Raised Me"]
- Meilana Gillard "Semisweet (J. Slikk Remix)"
- AC Slater "Jack Got Jacked" [Bonus Beats: AC Slater "Jack Got Jacked (Jack Beats Mix)"]
- Radiohead "Reckoner (Diplo Remix v.1)" [Bonus Beats: Radiohead "Reckoner (Diplo Remix v.2)"]
- Daedelus "Fair Weather Friends (Mumdance & High Rankin Remix)"
- Britney Spears "Womanizer (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix)" [Bonus Beats: Kanye West "Love Lockdown (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix)"]
- Kanye West "Love Lockdown (LL Kool K Remix)"
GET'CHA LATE PASS 'ERE!
- BGDB + RTD Present The U.M.N. Album, Part 2
- Ludacris Democracy
- Goldfingaz Presents Joe Jackson Is In A Bad Mood
- Subsonik - Subsonik Sound Studio Mix 2008
- DOA Mix: Raiden
- DOA Mix: Subflo & MC Questionmark
- Edward Oberon - BBS Bookings Podcast #14
- Kasra - Critical Podcast Vol. 1
- DJ Hazard At Drum & Bass Arena Gold (Sept. 2008)
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.
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!
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)": 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" (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!
I'm dying over here:
From the good folks over at Portal A.
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?
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"?
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.
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": 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"
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?
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.
I'm feeling that.
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.
1. Fashion Friction (Intro)
2. Life On TV
3. Let Me Bang 2008
4. Family Reunion (feat. David Banner)
5. Don't Stop Movin'
7. Get Fresh
8. Pro Nails (feat. Kanye West)
9. Down Ass Jawn
10. Dream Date Skit
11. First Ladies (feat. Estelle)
13. Switch Board (feat. DJ Gant-Man)
14. You Ain't Really Down
BONUS: Damn Girl
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.
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"
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...