Saturday, October 18, 2008

[video] Concrete Alchemy Teasers 1-5

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

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"

This video was directed by Peter Rosenberg:

Che Grand "Lessondary Busy"

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"

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...?

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"

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"

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"

"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

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.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Wayne Brady A Long Time Coming CD Giveaway

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 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)

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
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


Alfamega I Am Alfamega Album Sampler

In stores January 13, 2009.

The Fingermonsters "Shablango"

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"

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

How much does a weekend of peace and quiet cost?





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"

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

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

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

[video] T.I. On Tavis Smiley

[video] Behind The Scenes: Rihanna Essence Photoshoot

[video] Coolio "Boyfriend"

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

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

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

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

Meilana Gillard "Semisweet (J. Slikk Remix)"

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)"

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"

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!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

[video] Obama Vs. McCain, Final Round

Here's the complete, final debate between Barack Obama & John McCain:

[video] Boybama ft. Lil' Joey "Battle Ground For Your Heart"

I'm dying over here:

From the good folks over at Portal A.

[video] Jay-Z x DJ AM (10/15/2008)

Here's some footage from DJ AM's first performance since the crash; word is AM will be Jay-Z's tour DJ as well:

[video] "Poor Little Tink Tink"

Here's a clip from Katt Williams' It's Pimpin' Pimpin' DVD; I remember this bit when I saw Katt live, and it's hilarious:

[video] Anthony Hamilton "Cool"

Featuring David Banner:

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

[video] Chris Brown "Superhuman"

Featuring the beautiful Keri Hilson:

[video] The Money & Power Trailer

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"

"Slaughterhouse" Live-Blog

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"

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

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

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

Hell On Your Mental drops November 20th.

Theo "Won't Do"

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?!?

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.

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

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"

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

Wordsmith "Breakfast at the Brightside Diner"

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.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fes Taylor "The Secret Weapon"

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 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)

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

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

[video] Katt Williams On Jay Leno

[video] I Am That One

[video] Q-Tip "Move"

This is so classic.

The Wackest Rap Names Ever?

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

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

M.anifest "Age Of Obama"

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)"

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

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

EDIT: Here's a new link to download.

Monday, October 13, 2008

[video] Mazzi - Walking Blog #5

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

I'm feeling that.

[video] A Blunt With Redman

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

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"

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"

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

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'
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"

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

Shouts to Sirmac TV for the link.

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



previous: [video] NTV: A Minute In The Lab #1