Archive for 10/01/2008 - 11/01/2008

[video] Soulja Boy Votes

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Even though the nigga said some wild remedial shit recently, he took the time to go vote. Props to him:

[video] Jadakiss ft. Ne-Yo "By My Side"

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[video] Roc-A-Fella Freestyle, Pt. 1: "Who Shot Ya?"

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This is such classic material, I'm glad Cipha Sounds unearthed these tapes. Circa 2001, The Roc-A-Fella family took over Hot 97 and blew the airwaves up with a host of freestyle fury. Check out part one, with Bleek, Beans and others going for theirs over "Who Shot Ya?":



Wow.

[video] Uriela Votes

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My girl Uri, who does ill design work and has been a friend for something like 8 years, posted this video of her voting experience in 2008:

[video] Heltah Skeltah "The Art of Disrespekinazation" (LIVE)

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Shouts to Dallas for upping this, and layering the album cut over the video. This is my fav cut off the CD, and one of my fav jawns of 2008.

Mikkey Halsted "Betta Than This"

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Mikkey Halsted "Betta Than This": One of Chicago's next to blow, Halsted speaks from within a city that is set to erupt if Obama takes it. Make sure you hit those voting booths!

Via FSD.

Personify "Vote & Die (Choose To Lose)"

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Personify ft. Expo "Vote & Die (Choose To Lose)" (prod. by Mind Design): Judging by the title of this track, I really shouldn't have to tell you what it contains. I had been waiting to see if anyone was going to drop a track like this, bringing you sort of the underbelly of what people don't really talk about, but mad heads do think. Now, I feel like I need to vote. My shit counts. And I'm of the mind that I will at least vote for the lesser of two evils, and try to open some more doors. If you don't feel like voting, that's what's up. Do you, fam. I don't agree with you, but I understand. Expo goes a bit deeper with verse 2, BTW, and while I am intrigued, I can't endorse not voting.

I'm of a mind to agree with the homey Dallas Penn, but you know how that goes.

Shouts to Expo for shooting this to me.

Doc Oct "Hit Tha Block"

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Doc Oct "Hit Tha Block" (prod. by Cookin' Soul): Shouts to DJ Chew for lacing me with this up-tempo banger from South Carolina MC Doc Oct and Cookin' Soul. I could see this going off at basketball games and shit, really hype cut.

[video] Barack Obama Voting

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[video] M.I.A. ft. Blaqstarr "S.U.S. (Save Ur Soul)"

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M.I.A. & Blaqstarr flip "Way Down In The Hole" into a moody bmore masterpiece:



Bonus Beats M.I.A. ft. Blaqstarr "S.U.S. (Save Ur Soul)"

Via WIL.

Nas & DJ Green Lantern "Election Night"

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Nas & DJ Green Lantern "Election Night" (mirror): Thats Hip-Hop blasted this one out; the id3 says that it was recorded today. Nas drops some fresh lyrics about one of the most historical days, ever, over the "Black President" drums. Epic.

Change the world.

Git Beats ft. Ladybug Mecca "America"

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Git Beats ft. Ladybug Mecca "America": First things first; I crushed on Ladybug back in the day for her short hair and that butter-smooth voice. Then I got into her rhymes, and was hooked. For me, before Jean Grae, there was Ladybug. She flips over this hypnotic Git Beats cut to speak on the American Dream, and kicks that real talk.

This is from Git's Say Cheeze!, which features cats like Raekwon, Prince Po, Rock and more, and drops in Jan. 2008.

[video] Jabari & Articulate: Voting Virgins

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That is crazy, that a lot of Black people's first time voting is for a Black man. All power to the people.

[video] Kenny Lattimore "You Are My Starship"

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[video] Cymarshall Law's Special Day

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Go vote, cop Hip Hop In The Soul on iTunes or through Cy's MySpace, and make a difference:



Yo Cy, go get that cough looked at, homey.

FOTM: THUGSTEP #18

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Black Moon vs. Skream "How Many MC's (DJ Nappy THUGSTEP Refix)":I forgot to drop this on Saturday, although last week I tried to remind myself to do it. In any case, I dedicate to a certain "Mc" out there that truly needs to get dissed, especially on today of all days. You think dubstep and that classic NY Hip-Hop don't work together? Skream's booms accentuate Buckshot's fierce darts on the real. Jeep heat for the streets. GO VOTE!

DJ Nappy lives.

Sky 7th "The Ballot"

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Sky 7th "The Ballot": Just got passed this cut from Sky 7th's forthcoming Trouble Man LP. The OH10 is up on it, but the question is, are you?

I just wanted to say, I was really proud of my community for coming out. I thought I was jumping the gun by getting my vote in right at 6AM. Nah, the line was almost out the door. Lots of faces, Black faces, and a ton of voting virgins out there. Really beautiful, and while no one was screaming OBAMA!, we definitely smelled the CHANGE in the air. We need to change this government, and if Barack can't do it, I don't know who can.

Shouts to Nathan for the heads up.

J Period & Q-Tip "Q-Tip For President"

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Download this, go vote, then go cop The Renaissance.

Via Press Play > Fashion Forward.

It's Obama Time

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[video] Koushik "Nothing's The Same"

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Bonus Beats Koushik "Nothing's The Same"

"Onslaught" Live-Blog

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A few things happened since I live-blogged Joe Budden's "Slaughterhouse" track: Jumpoff, Crooked I, Joell Ortiz & Royce Da 5'9 are now a crew called Slaughterhouse, and they've leaked a new cut, entitled "Onslaught". I figured, why not try and live-blog my first listen of this one?

-0:00: Before I get this going, I'm glad Nino Bless isn't on this. Dude is fresh, but he's not really up with these guys...

00:06: Frequency came correct with this beat. Nothing too boisterous, just enough to let them coast over it, effortlessly.

00:19: Damn, Royce is sounding good. I wasn't really into Bar Exam 2, but what can you do.

00:51: "Lil' Wayne's migraine"? I mean, don't put him on that plateau, NickelNine.

01:32: Joe Budden sounds MUCH better on this track.

01:55: So far, this track isn't as hard-hitting, punchline-wise as "Slaughterhouse", but it ultimately flows a lot smoother.

03:03: Maybe I spoke too soon. Crooked I is beasting this right now.

03:20: Why do they keep bringing up Jay-Z? Is it that deep? The only way niggas got past comparing themselves to Biggie was to... wait for it... stop comparing themselves to Biggie.

04:01: ...and once I say that, he mentions 2Pac.

04:21: "got every dot-com in my pocket, and I don't know how to work computers"!??! Ortiz is grimey.

05:00: Rapping about rapping is fun when its done by cats like J-O-E-DOUBLE. Sad thing is, most cats won't let just one hot nigga stay in that lane.

OK, so my thoughts: Ortiz > Budden > Crooked I > Royce. Just how I see it. I love this crew, though. How you seeing it?

Tanya Morgan ft. Torae & Supastition "Shake It Off (AEON Remix)"

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Tanya Morgan ft. Torae & Supastition "Shake It Off (AEON Remix)": Apparently this has been brimming under the radar, but its news to me. AEON back with another banger, this time in official remix form. Too tough. You should also make sure you peep Elucid's "Automatic Writing", which was also produced by AEON, and was featured on Elucid's Police & Thieves mixtape.

Stones Throw Podcast 39

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Does exactly what it says on the tin. DOWNLOAD or SUBSCRIBE.

Theo "Good Morning America"

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Theo "Good Morning America" (prod. by Young E): Theo brings out Channel Surfin' #3 with a re-run from The Birth. Makes sense, in these political times as of right now. Also, shouts to Theo for making URB's Next 1000, although all the accolades I've given him, I should shout out myself. LOL just kidding, I am just lovin' how a host of cats I cover are on that list. Am I one step ahead of the Urb Next 1000? Who knows.


Keep 'em coming, Theo.

[video] Mazzi - Walking Blog #8

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rock the dub radio: episode 027

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Saturday night? Definitely saw Sinbad in Trenton. Good show. He bald now, though. The night before? Finished up this latest edition of rock the dub radio. You know how it goes. Some fresh cuts in here from above and below ground. Don't even think of slightly dozing on this...

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Tracklist:

01/Jake One ft. M.O.P. "Gangsta Boy"
02/Heltah Skeltah "The Art Of Disrespekinazation"
03/Capone-N-Noreaga "Follow The Dollar"
04/The Alchemist ft. Jadakiss, Snoop Dogg & Pusha T "Lose Your Life"
05/Dilated Peoples "The Last Is First"
06/LOX "Cocaine Music"
07/Scarface "High Powered"
08/Illa J ft. Guilty Simpson "R U Listenin'"
09/Eminem "I'm Having A Relapse"
10/D. Julien "Understand Me"
11/Serius Jones "Success Freestyle"
12/Redman "How U Get Down"
13/Public Enemy "Public Enemy No. 1"
14/88 Keys ft. Kids Incorporated "Stay Up (Viagra) (Illmind Yo' Business Remix)"
15/Freeway "Rocket Ship Rap"
16/Prodigy "Cold World"
17/Che Grand "R E S T A R T"
18/The Game ft. Common "Angel"
19/Ghostface Killah "Computer Love"
20/Fokis ft. Fordablok, Crosby & Adversaree "Get Loose"
21/MAGr "Dealings"
22/Elucid "Automatic Writing"
23/DJ Babu ft. MF Doom & Sean Price "The Unexpected"
24/Kooley High "Marching"
25/Agallah "Amero"
26/Krukid "Swagger Lockdown"
27/H-Town All-Stars "Obama '08"
28/Ob.Ok. "Decision '08"
29/Mr. Lif "I Heard It Today"
30/Mos Def "Life In Marvelous Times"
31/Rapper Big Pooh ft. Joe Scudda & Chaundon "Plastic Cups"
32/Mikkey Halsted "Yes Yes"

Make sure you keep it locked to the rock the dub radio podcast, and for you MCs/producers/DJs with tracks, definitely hit me up at khaldub@gmail.com to submit your MP3s and whatnot.

[video] Kool Keith ft. Denis Deft "Exclusive Suites"

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This one is slightly NSFW. Considering my nigga is eating whipped cream off a bitch ass like 5 seconds into it, you've been warned:

[video] Freeway "Change"

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[video] Soulbrotha x RUKUS @ SPEAKEASY

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As I informed you, Soulbrotha, RUKUS and others touched down at The House of Oni for SPEAKEASY. SB hit me with a few live clips from the night, so check these out:

RUKUS "Shine On"



Soulbrotha "Naijaluvthing"


Soulbrotha "After (theafterparty)" b/w "Superstar"


I have a live project from SB coming on RTDLTD next year. More info on that once all info is sorted.

Praverb "A Blogger's Dream"

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Praverb "A Blogger's Dream" (mirror): P Viz drops some interesting rhymes over some White Van Music for a contest, and ended up speaking on XXL's Freshmen 10 piece. He goes into detail about it here...

"This track was conceived due to my disapproval with the XXL Freshmen 10 article (Mickey, Blu, Wale, B.o.B, and Cory Gunz are definitely dope), I believe that XXL could have highlighted more deserving emcees (Skyzoo, Donny Goines, Drake, Shad K., Elzhi, Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Fashawn, Sha Stimuli, Wiz Khalifa, Torae, AC, Reks, Termanology, Nametag, Joe Budden, Pacific Division, and many more). I was fumbling with the idea for about a month and the article is all I needed to pen the lyrics. In the second verse I make a statment NOT a diss towards Asher Roth. The statment suggests if Asher Roth is better than Stimuli and my response is heck no. Asher is a talented emcee who has a lot of potential (he is also not afraid to reveal his background) but Stimuli is a better emcee than Asher and should have been featured over Mr. Roth (in my eyes). Sometimes marketability is the thing that saves or makes an artist more visible than the next. When I wrote the song I did not focus on winning the contest per say but instead I focused on crafting a nice song. Hopefully you will like it as much as I do..."

Keep it real, Praverb. Tell 'em how you feel. I'm definitely feeling that.

P.A. Rhythmicism Blvd EP

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I hit you nakkas with the title track a few weeks back, and P.A. hits me with a free EP, featuring cats like AZ, Keisha Shontelle, Stimuli, Baby Blak, F.T., ASN and others. Don't sleep on this free look from one of Toronto's finest.

KONCEPT "The Bottom Line"

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KONCEPT "The Bottom Line" (prod. by J57): Here's another track from KON's Konverses: The Chuck Taylor Edition mixtape, which is still available at Fat Beats NY and through KONCEPT's MySpace. You cats still sleepin'?

[video] N.O.R.E. Speaks On Daddy Yankee's McCain Support

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Make sure you are keeping up with N.O.R.E.'s Hang Hang Blog.

[video] Q-Tip "Go New York"

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Justin Timberlake "Magic"

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Justin Timberlake "Magic" (prod. by Stargate): I've been a fan of Timberlake's since Justified, so anytime I see some new tracks from him, I'm always intrigued. This one is undeniable, has that back to the future funk about it. I been on this kick where I wanna dance... while sitting down. If I'm sitting in a chair or in the backseat of someone's car, and my jam comes on, I'm all arms moving, bobbin' my head, just straight ROCKIN' to the shit. On the dancefloor? Same ol' two-step. But in any case, peep this one. Note to JT: could you do a full length album of tracks like this with Stargate, as opposed to going waaaaaaay left with Timbaland? Thanks.

Via Splash.

Night Of The Living Dead Mixtape

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My bad for not having this up earlier; I was out for most of last night, and I'm stealing a few minutes while my son watches Blue's Clues. In any case, the Cookin' Soul x DJ Whoo Kid x ThisIs50.com mixtape, Night Of The Living Dead, is here. Grab this shit, early, and enjoy.

An Open Letter To History

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Saul is that shit. Please vote. OBEYGIANT's Vote For Change is also giving these away as free downloads: .M4V \ .MOV.

[video] Madlib "For My Mans"

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Here's Madlib's Dilla dedication from Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6:



The Vol. 5-6 CD will be dropping early 2009.

[video] Jay-Z: He Came. He Saw. He Conquered.

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Here's the full 51 minute BBC special on Jay-Z:

Mr. Scruff Ninja Tuna Mixtape

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One of the things I miss about a) having disposable income and b) going record shopping at PREX is the fact that I sometimes miss out on new product from artists I don't normally check for, but love. I'd scour their "electronica" section, where they put everything from Goldie to Coldcut, looking for new shit, and discovering imports or CDs I hadn't noticed when they dropped. That's how I initially discovered Mr. Scruff, and to now hear that his Ninja Tuna album (which features Danny Breaks and Roots Manuva) is out, I'm mad that I had no idea dude was working on new material. In any case, here's a mixtape I just spotted. Dude is a dope DJ, so don't sleep at ALL...

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Tracklist:

Daweh Congo ‘Iration’ (Charm)
Mr Scruff ‘Whiplash’ (Ninja Tuna)
Mr Scruff ‘Test The Sound’ (Ninja Tuna)
NYGZ ‘Legendary pt1’ (Year Round)
Roots Manuva ‘Kick Up Ya Foot’ (Big Dada)
Mr Scruff & Danny breaks ‘Bang The Floor’ (Ninja Tuna)
45 King vs Wale ‘Roof’ (Scion)
A Tribe Called Quest ‘Buggin Out’ (Jive)
Johnny Jones ‘It’s Gonna Be Good’ (Brunswick)
Merry Clayton ‘Good Girls’ (Ode)
Rance Allen ‘Peace of Mind’ (Stateside)
Incognito ‘Out of The Storm (Carl Craig Remix)’ (Talkin’ Loud)
Vester ‘You Got The Power’ (Blake)
Herbie Hancock ‘Wiggle Waggle (Mr Scruff Remix)’ (Verve)
Kokomo ‘Use Your Imagination (Rahaan Edit)’ (Kat)

Smoke something and enjoy. Via The Fader.

Biggie Smalls "Party & Bullshit (DJ Cable Blend)"

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Biggie Smalls "Party & Bullshit (DJ Cable Blend)": During DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #35, he dropped this blend, updating one of Biggie's classic bangers over Ja Rule's "Clap Back". I had asked for it instantly, and I guess I wasn't alone, as he has noted that a lot of heads were trying to get this.

Lauren London x 90210

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YBF reports that Lauren London is set to be the love-interest for Tristan Wilds' character on 90210. Now, I've never watched the show, but when I first saw her in ATL, it made me not only sit through that microwave melodrama, but I can't stop watching it whenever its on. I might have to DVR a few of her eps and see how it rolls...

[video] NTV: A Minute In The Lab #6

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This beat is smooth as fuck:

[video] Botchmania 56

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[video] Dr. Dre & Ice Cube "Natural Born Killaz" (OG Version)

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Apparently, this is the Death Row Uncut OG version:



Here's the original, long-form F. Gary Gray version:

[video] Pharoahe Monch "Welcome To The Terrordome"

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The Notorious B.I.G. ft. Lil' Wayne "Lost Boys"

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The Notorious B.I.G. ft. Lil' Wayne "Lost Boys" (prod. by Cookin' Soul): Here's a full-length track from the forthcoming Night Of the Living Dead mixtape, which premieres on ThisIs50.com tonight. I need this, hopefully it drops relatively soon.

Big ups to Cookin' Soul for continuously lacing these tracks.

Fes Taylor "Shooting Stars"

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Fes Taylor ft. Inspectah Deck & T-Bird "Shooting Stars": I laced you guys with "The Secret Weapon" a few weeks back, and now Fes is bringing out more cuts from his Fresh Air Fund mix CD. Shouts to Killer Bees Promotions for these, as always.

Bonus Beats "Hawaii Five 0" (ft. Flip & T-Bird) & "Fantom Of The Creeps"

Ryu Black "Chun Li"

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Ryu Black ft. Mega Ran, Masia ONE & DJ Sarasa "Chun Li": My coverage of the Monsta Island Czars will never stop. RAVAGE the MeccaGodZilla has a new album coming in 2009 under his "Ryu Black" alias. Check out this cut, sort of a tribute to one of the baddest bitches in fighting game history.

[video] The Alchemist "Lose Your Life" Trailer

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You remember "Lose Your Life", right? Looks like ALC's The Cookbook EP is set to drop on November 18th; his album then drops Feb. 2009:

[video] Saigon "What A Life"

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[video] Yo! Majesty "Club Action"

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Halloween 2008 Playlist

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I'm glad I had minimal problem last night with Mischief Night. If someone fucks with me on my way home today, I'm gonna set shit off!

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GET'CHA LATE PASS!


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I have had a problem trying to figure out an older Hip-Hop video that had a Halloween feel to it. This is the best I could come up with:



Few things about that: one, I'm sorry for subjecting you to that. Two, despite the enormous forehead, I had a crush on Christina Ricci for a while. And three, damn, this shit was actually popular back in the day!?!?!

Go grab some candy and watch a scary movie. And not some shit like Final Destination; go watch Candyman and see a real horror film with your scared ass. Holla.

DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #36

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My homey DJ Cable steps up for a quick mix of some classic party starters. Undeniable...

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Tracklist:

01. The 45 King - 900 Number
02. Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
03. Mariah Carey Feat. ODB - Fantasy (Remix)
03. ODB - Got Your Money
04. LL Cool J - Phenomenon
05. De La Soul - Ring Ring Ring
06. Ja Rule - Livin' It Up
07. Mark Ronson Feat. Ghostface Killah, Saigon & Nate Dogg - Ooh Wee

It's funny, DJ Mayday and I were speaking on that Montell Jordan track the other day. Get your party on!

JunClassic "MySpace Sensitivity"

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JunClassic "MySpace Sensitivity": Jun's Overqualified dropped on iTunes and in numerous mom&pop shops over the country on October 21st. Entertainment Weekly also gave it a "B", and RTD gives it an A, even though I haven't sat down to knock out a review. Jun is a dope rhymer, and while his sounds might be a bit left of centre, its him, and needs to be heard. COP DAT!

[video] Lil' Wayne "Mrs. Officer" / "Comfortable"

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Featuring Bobby Valentino:



"Like a cop car..."? SMH.

[video] Black Milk "Give The Drummer Sum"

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[video] Keyshia Cole "Playa Cardz Right"

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Featuring 2Pac:

[video] Bubba Sparxxx "She Got Me Like (Ahh Shit)"

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Featuring Ray J; NSFW:

[video] Barack Obama On The Daily Show

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[video] Arab's "Arab Money (Remix)" Verse

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Here's Soulja Boy and Arab (aka Latarian Milton's theme music) in the studio, wilding out to Arab's verse on the remix to Busta Rhymes' "Arab Money":



You can catch Soulja Boy and Arab on Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg from last week, as well as Soulja Boy on the Juan Epstein podcast. Or you could do something a LOT better with your time. I just figured, it's Halloween, let the freaks come out!

[video] Akon "I'm So Paid"

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Featuring Lil' Wayne & Young Jeezy:

Ghostface Killah "Computer Love"

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Ghostface Killah "Computer Love": There are a few things about Ghost Deini that I have always dug about his style: he is one of the most soulful MCs out there. He sounds ill as fuck over those classic jams your mother would play during those cookouts, when niggas was busting spades and sipping on E&J, while you and your cousins were cussin' under your breath and sneaking chicken wings. And, Tony Starks don't give a fuck - he will merk a track, and not just like loop a bit of it - he will merk the original and STILL make it sound hot.

Shouts to OnSMASH for liberating this one, wordup.

The-Dream "Let Me See That Booty"

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The-Dream ft. Lil' Jon "Let Me See That Booty": Here's a clean version of The-Dream's new single; I've read that this is produced by Tricky Stewart, although it sounds like a Lil' Jon production, and the Wikipedia page for Love vs. Money says it's produced by Lil' Jon, so can someone confirm this? Love vs. Money is set to drop in December 2008.


Props to BoBO for the heads up.

Both Nice "What Up (Eye No I'm Nice)"

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Both Nice "What Up (Eye No I'm Nice)": Here's week 2 of the Notherground/2DB Both Nice series. Damn they're fresh.

previous Both Nice "Intro" (Week 1)

[video] Roll'n: Fabolous & Kid Capri

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[video] Angels & Demons Teaser Trailer

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Why I'm posting this without even seeing The Da Vinci Code is beyond me:



Angels & Demons was the better book anyways, so I might watch this one first, then watch The Da Vinci Code.

The Revolution Begins With a Takeover v.2

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HipHopDX and DJ Denox (finally) presents The Revolution Begins With a Takeover v.2, the Wordsmith mixtape I've been leaking tracks to for the past few weeks. Enjoy this:

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Tracklist:

1. Revolutionary Riot (prod. by Lucki Handz)
2. Battle For The Crown f. All-Biz & Black Knight (prod. by Street Level)
3. Bar-Bells f. Trel Mack, Geolani & Donny Goines (prod. by Strada)
4. Pimps, Posers, & Playa Haters (prod. by DeMo)
5. A Black Tie Affair (prod. by Capish)
6. B-More Baritones f. Soulstice, Skarr Akhbar, Tha Profitt, Pro & Reg, Sly Solomon, Greenspan, Steadfast, E-Major, Reggie Webb, & Tislam the Great (prod. by RhymeZwell)
7. Breakfast at the Brightside Diner f. RhymeZwell, Black Knight, & Kontact (prod. by Capish)
8. That Feel Good Flow (prod. by Strada)
9. The Golden Years (prod. by Street Level)
10. Mrs. Musica 2: Loss & Reconcilation Feat. Kontact (prod. by Capish)
11. The Way U Are f. Kontact (prod. by Capish)
12. Nobody Cares f. Skyzoo (prod. by Strada)
13. Junkie Man's Jingle (prod. by Asesay)
14. God's Morning (prod. by Professa)

Shouts to HipHopDX.

Night Of The Living Dead Mixtape Teaser

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Cookin' Soul just served me with a teaser of his Night Of The Living Dead mixtape, which drops tomorrow. Below is the tracklist:

01 - Trick or treat Intro
02 - Halloween feat. Nas
03 - Lost boys feat. Lil Wayne
04 - Orphanage feat. 50 Cent
05 - Sleepwalkers feat. Jay-Z
06 - Exorcist feat. Eminem
07 - Gremlins feat. Snoop Dogg & Busta Rhymes
08 - Deep Red feat. Prodigy
09 - Nightmare on Elm Street feat. Scarface
10 - Dawn of the dead
11 - Ghost of Lil Kim
12 - Thriller skit
13 - Thriller
14 - Night of the living dead feat. Big Pun & Big L

Keep it locked for this.

S.O.U.L. Purpose "Preposition"

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S.O.U.L. Purpose ft. Statik Selektah "Preposition": Mazzi and Statik go in for a hot 2 and a half minutes, giving you some of that good Hip-Hop. New Jerusalem in the building.

Props to BoBO for the link.

[video] Serius Jones "Good Guy"

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Word is Serius Jones has a mixtape dropping this Thanksgiving?:

Night Of The Living Dead Mixtape Cover+Trailer

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On Halloween (aka tomorrow), Cookin' Soul, DJ Whoo Kid and ThisIs50.com are coming together to drop a 14-track concept mixtape on that ass. It will feature Biggie over tracks produced by Cookin' Soul produced, all sampling classic horror flicks. There are features from Lil' Wayne, Big Pun, Eminem, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Scarface and Michael Jackson. But don't let me got on, peep the trailer:



Once I get more word on this, I got you.

[video] 40 Glocc's ThisIs50 Interview

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40 Glocc goes in on Lil' Wayne, T-Pain, Rick Ross, and all kinds of other remedial fuckery:



Thanks to Enigmatik, on the low.

[video] "Tourette's Guy Tribute"

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Ludachrist is at it again:

[video] Barack Obama's 30 Minute Infomercial

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Entitled "American Stories, American Solutions", Obama invigorated a nation for 30 minutes last night. My wife said she felt a sense of pride hearing him speak last night. And isn't that really what it's all about?:

Edward Oberon - Exclusive Sonorous Music Mix

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Edward Oberon is a brother I've been following for a bit, from his previous work with Saburuko to his awe-inspiring solo material. He's dropped a mix for BBS Bookings before this, and now steps it up for Sonorous Music. I love seeing brothers in DnB making serious noise, and anyone who drops a dubplate from my forthcoming digital imprint definitely knows the score!

DOWNLOAD (via the Sonorous Music player)

Tracklist:

1. Atom - Excursion (Sonorous)
2. Sinistarr & JJ - Logarithm (Dub)
3. ICR - Almost There (Influence)
4. Edward Oberon - Change Everything (Dub)
5. Bungle - Unknown (Sonorous)
6. Atlantic Connection - True Love (Prestige)
7. Edward Oberon - Mr. Smith (Dub)
8. Flaco - Untouchables (Aperture)
9. Simplification & Edward Oberon - Loveline (Dub)
10. Bungle - Close Your Eyes (Sonorous)
11.The Insiders - All the way (Prestige)
12. Cycom - Trophy (RTDLTD)
13. Edward Oberon - Deep Red (Sonorous)
14. Mixmaster Doc - She Dances (Sonorous)
15. Edward Oberon - Kid Rio (Sonorous)
16. Edward Oberon & Morphy - Voodoo Stew (Dub)
17. Edward Oberon - Damu (Dub)
18. Mixmaster Doc - Seduction (Sonorous)
19. Paul T - 30 Something (Dub)
20. Atom - Nightflight (Sonorous)
21. Sinistarr - Leeroy Jenkins (Influence)
22. Paul T - Simplicity and Purpose (Dub)
23. Atom - Dolly (Sonorous)
24. Tyler Straub - The Way That I Am (Dub)

That beautiful funk for the morning or evening hours.

[video] T.I. Votes

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T.I. found out that in Georiga, in his situation, that he could still vote. Watch as Tip votes for the first time:

[video] T-Pain ft. DJ Khaled "Karaoke"

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Bonus Beats DJ Khaled ft. T-Pain, Kanye West & Twista "Go Hard (Remix)" [via 2DB]

Pharaoh The Old, The New & The Bangin’ Mixtape

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Pharaoh is 1/2 of Todosantos, and has compiled a fresh tape of tracks, old and new, that have that bangin' bass for the woofers. This NYC head is from Venezuela, and will be touring Mexico in Dec. 2008 and Jan. 2009, as well as playing select SXSW dates. Check this out...

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Tracklist:

1-Dj Rod Lee - My Crew, My Dogs
2-The Count & Sinden feat. Rye Rye - Hardcore Girls
3-Modeselektor - Black Block
4-Todosantos - Robot Rozzz
5-Bird Peterson - Twerk (Cousin Cole remix)
6-Surkin - White Knight Two
7-Awesome 3 - Don’t Go
8-Estelle - American Boy feat. Kanye West (Nadastrom Remix)
9-Boys Noize - Lava Lava (Feadz Aval Aval Remix)
10-A Girl & A gun - Whomp That Sucka (A1 Bassline Remix)
11-Mask - badman forward badman pull up
12-Dub Melitia - Perivian
13-Kid Cudi - Day N’ Nite (Crookers Remix)
14-Todosantos - El Tiburón
15-REM - Nightswimming (Kissy Sell Out Bmore Re-Edit)
16-JC (20) feat. Fake Rapper - Belly (Wideboys Mixes)
17-El Guincho - Antillas (Todosantos Sambombin Tukky Remix)
18-Buraka Som Sistema feat. MIA and Dj Znobia - Sound of Kuduro
19-Tricky - Council Estate (South Rakkas Crew remix)
20-Passions - Emergency
21-Kym Myles - Time After Time (Warp Addicts Mix)
22-Diplo & Buraka Som Sistema - Inna De Ghetto (Remix)
23-Wideboys ft Shaznay Lewis - Daddy O
24-Ninjasonik - Internet Bitch (Pharaoh 4×4 On The Floor Remix)

This is the heat we need for the early spat of frigid air sweeping our area.

[video] Coolio's Rules (SE1, EP1)

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Coolio's new reality show is on Oxygen; I heard him on Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg last Friday, and he still as nutty as ever. And making sammiches?:

BGDB: Still Here

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Earlier today, my boy Enigmatik's blog Boo Goo Doo Boom, was deleted by Blogger. Getting 5 C&D's in 7 days might be the cause, but who knows. He's posted a note speaking on it, and I hope he doesn't leave. Regroup, destroy and rebuild, my nigga.

Murphy Lee & DJ Sir Thurl Murph Or Die! You Choose Mixtape

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You know you're gonna grab it...

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Tracklist:

1. "I Know"- Murphy Lee
2. "My Shoes"- Murphy Lee
3. "Like That"- Murphy Lee
4. "Bullshit"- Murphy Lee
5. "Bust It Open RMX"- Lil Will ft. Murphy Lee
6. "Not A Stain RMX"- Big Tuck ft. Murphy Lee
7. "Dat Good"- Da Fam ft. Murphy Lee
8. "Radio" Musiq ft. Murphy Lee
9. "Uh Huh"- Alfamega ft. Murphy Lee
10. "Throw Some D's RMX"- Rich Boy ft. Murphy Lee & Nelly
11. "Wow RMX"- KiaShine ft. Murphy Lee
12. "Do Ya Dance"- Lil Chat ft. Murphy Lee
13. "Ratchet RMX"- Shorty Da Kid ft. Murphy Lee
14. "Thick Wit It RMX"- Nakeem Tha Dream ft. Murphy Lee
15. "Look At Her Go RMX"- Gena ft. Murphy Lee
16. "Hatin"- Murphy Lee
17. "Chill"- Nelly ft. Murphy Lee
18. "Murphy Lee Freestyle"- Murphy Lee
19. "Hustler"- Murphy Lee
20. "Never Harmin (Army Gunz)"- Murphy Lee
21. "Pop Bottles RMX"- Birdman ft. Murphy Lee
22. "Independent"- Webbie ft. Murphy Lee
23. "Life of the Party RMX"- Snoop ft. Murphy Lee
24. "Party People Freestyle"- Murphy Lee
25. "Girl You Bad RMX"- Youvee ft. Murphy Lee
26. "Like Me RMX"- Jus Bleezy ft. Murphy Lee
27. "Too Many Noes"- Murphy Lee
28. "Murph Derrty" Murphy Lee
29. "UGME"- Murphy Lee
30. "Rep Saint Louise"- Murphy Lee
(All skits performed by Hot Sauce and Prentiss Church)

Shouts to audible treats.

DivaSpeakTV: Episode 32

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[video] Obama Confesses to Socialist Leanings

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You tell 'em, Barry.

Ludacris Theater Of The Mind Cover+Tracklist

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I'm diggin' everything I've heard so far...

Tracklist:

01. Call Up the Homies (Co-starring The Game & Willy NorthPole) (Produced By Clinton Sparks)
02. Do the Right Thing (Co-starring Common & Spike Lee) (Produced By 9th Wonder)
03. Everybody Hates Chris (Co-starring Chris Rock) (Produced By Don Cannon)
04. I Do It for Hip-Hop (Co-starring Nas & Jay-Z) (Produced By ???)
05. Last of a Dying Breed (Co-starring Lil Wayne) (Produced By Kids With Machine Gunz)
06. Let’s Stay Together (Produced By DJ Paul & Juicy J)
07. MVP (Produced By DJ Premier)
08. One More Drink (Co-starring T-Pain) (Produced By Trackmasters)
09. Southern Gangsters (Co-starring Playaz Circle & Rick Ross) (Produced By ???)
10. Undisputed (Co-starring Floyd Mayweather Jr.) (Produced By Don Cannon)
11. What Them Girls Like (Co-starring Chris Brown & Sean Garrett) (Produced By Darkchild)
12. Wish You Would (Co-starring T.I.) (Produced By DJ Toomp)
13. Nasty Girl (Co-starring Plies & Swizz Beatz) (Produced By Swizz Beatz)

Eskay says the rumor mill has track #4 produced by DJ Premier, which might give me a heart attack, assuming that is true. Luda, Jigga and Nas on a Primo track? Damn.

[video] Usher "Hush"

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[RTD x FH Interview]: Black ELement (Part 2)

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I dropped Part 1 last week, and now hit you with the bookend to my conversation with Black ELement, which I've just posted over on Flawless Hustle.

"Soulcakes" (Oct. 2008)

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I was going to make this as a CD for an outing this weekend with wifey, my mom and her boyfriend, but it fleshed out into a new Dub Session. On a different tip, this one is predominately RnB, primarily some of the joints I've been rockin' to over the last year. I'm not the biggest RnB fan, but there are some undeniable bangers out there.

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Tracklist:

01/Burt Fox "RiotControl Theme"
02/Keyshia Cole ft. Missy Elliott "Let It Go"
03/Megan Rochell "Caught Up"
04/John Legend ft. Kanye West "It's Over"
05/Usher ft. Jay-Z "Best Thing"
06/Marsha Ambrosius ft. The Game "What's Going On"
07/Menehan Street Band "Make The Road By Walking"
08/Jazzy "A.W.O.L."
09/Ryan Leslie ft. Fabolous & Cassie "Addiction"
10/T-Pain ft. Ludacris "Chopped & Screwed"
11/Jazmine Sullivan "Need U Bad"
12/John Legend "Can't Be My Lover"
13/Brittany Bosco "It Was You"
14/Meilana Gillard "Semisweet (J. Slikk Remix)"
15/Portishead "Threads"

One days where the tri-state area gets hit with snowfall before Halloween, its necessary to throw you niggas a curveball. Big up to cats like Burt Fox, J. Slikk and Young Sav for sending me some of the gems found int his mix. Shouts to Brittany Bosco as well.

Wordsmith "God's Morning"

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Wordsmith "God's Morning" (prod. by Professa): Words goes into a spiritual realm on this one, really deep if you let the message marinate. It's good to hear talented individuals speak on their religion. Word is that The Revolution Begins With A Takeover, Vol. 2 will be dropping on October 30th, so you have a few days to wait for the DJ Denox-blended masterpiece. Keep it locked.

MAGr "Dealings"

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MAGr "Dealings" (prod. by Tha S Ence): Distantstarr & Al Mighty, AKA Camden's MCs Always Get respect go for broke over another banger from Hustle Simmons' Tha S Ence. These cats have a fly delivery, reminds me of the shit I used to groove to in the late 90s, just with production that's way more fresher (no Kanye).

You can catch both MAGr and Hustle Simmons up in NYC on Sunday, November 2nd, as EODub presents Hustle Simmons, MAGr and Swave Sevah's B-Day. DJ Akshun will be on the decks, and word is it's ladies night!? Show starts at 9PM.

Everything's Good Ugly Album Premiere! (11/04/2008)

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I got word last night from jben.ok that Che Grand will be premiering Everything's Good Ugly LIVE on jben.ok's Funkadelic Freestyles show on GWU college radio, on Election Night! I'm not sure if it was the petition or what, but it looks like Che Grizzly is making strides to getting EGU out there (thank GOD!)... shouts to smokeYYY for the flier he did. Here's another flier about some more Election Night funkery, ranging from live updates on the race to performances from some of the illest in the D.M.V.; keep it locked.

related Che Grand Breakfast @ Wimbledon (ZFTP V.7)

[video] Evidence "The Layover"

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[video] DJ Unk ft. Ray J "She Freaky"

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NSFW:

Radiohead "Reckoner (Stephen Murray Remix)"

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Radiohead "Reckoner (Stephen Murray Remix)": Stephen "Hollow Notes" Murray flips Radiohead's "Reckoner", and does it justice, while infusing his own flavor du jour up in that. Makes sense, considering he's put in work with k-Os, Shawn Hewitt, Kelis, Esthero, Nelly Furtado and others.

Big up to jon jon for this one.

[video] T.I. On Chelsea Lately

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I fucks with Chelsea Lately. She is a funny chick. And fine.

Brittany Bosco "Glitch"

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Brittany Bosco "Glitch": Talk about being blown away. Every morning I go to work, I catch up on the inbox and either dump or pump the new music I have been sent. This morning a sequence of words stuck out of this blast: "the future of electro experimental soul music". These were Karen Knox's words, describing Brittany Bosco, a new artist (and one of URB's Next 1000) who has completed a serious body of work, Spectrum EP. I've included one of the tracks that I think embodies "electro experimental soul music". It's as if Janelle Monae, Chrisette Michele, Etta James and Santogold were blended into one down ass chick. Homegirl has a great voice, and really knows how to use her voice - she goes from those calmer, seductive tones to hitting some really far-out notes, seemingly at will. Again, talk about being blown away.


Word is homegirl is going to be at SOB's soon?

[video] Cymarshall Law At Scribble Jam 2008

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Bonus Beats Cymarshall Law & Mr. Joeker "Hip Hop In The Soul Album Snippets"

[video] Christina Aguilera "Keeps Gettin' Better"

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[video] Behind The Scenes: Jadakiss ft. Ne-Yo "By My Side"

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Via Nah Right.

Che Grand Breakfast @ Wimbledon (ZFTP V.7)

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Been waiting for this one, and it's finally here. Che Grand's latest edition of the ZFTP series; for more info on this, check out Che's post.

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Tracklist:

01 Breakfast @ Wimbledon (The Movie Trailer ((Fuck-A-Mixtape))
02 R E S T A R T
03 Electric(Yacht)Brain In The Lab With A Stereo
04 Yoko Ono (Danny!)
05 Lessondary Busy feat. Von Pea, Spec Boogie & Donwill
06 Bink?! How Much?!?!
07 Swing (prod. Brain Brizzo) (Preview)
08 I Think (She Likes Me) (Fly Guys & The Luv Bugz)
09 Lunch (english.man.in.nyc)
10 City On Fire (Preview)
11 UFO Ninja (Class of 3000)
12 Usain Bolt Rap Shit (prod. Suhburb)
13 Bendable Poseable (Hot Chip)
14 And You Say (Tanya Morgan) (prod. Von Pea)
15 GitDown feat Aeon (Tango & Cash Preview)
16 Flawed (8th W1 + Von Pea)
17 Dinner (fear.not.for.man)
18 This Is Not America (prod. Diego)
19 Birthright (Elucid)
20 Too Much Good
21 Brunch (.nova)
22 I Love Cassie/EGU coming soon (Outro)

If you're smart, you've heard some of these before. Shouts to Che Grizzly for putting this one out. EGU OR NOTHING!