Saturday, October 25, 2008

Just Jeryl - Electro 'N Stuff Mini Mix (Oct. 2008)

Jeryl is one of the first cats to ever give me a chance in terms of writing about DnB, and he's grown into a true friend. If it wasn't for him, I'd not be the Editor over at Dogs On Acid. Nor would my label idea be a serious thing (shouts to Nu Urban by the way). I'd say I'm forever in debt to him, but he'd just laugh it off and tell me to keep doing what I'm doing. Anyways, here's a mini mix he did, mostly of Electro bizness (he's been bitten by the bug).

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Tracklist:

01. Trip - Who's That (Jackbeats Remix) [Ahead of the Game]
02. Little Jinder - Polyhedron (Black Holes Remix) [Trouble & Bass]
03. HeartsRevolution - Switchblade (LA Riots Remix) [isomorphs]
04. Atlantic Connection ft. Julz & Lady MC - Around The World (After Midnight Remix) [Westbay Recordings]
05. Boy 8 Bit - Fogbank (Jackbeats Remix) [Trouble & Bass]
06. Magnetic Man - Ligma VIP [Planet Mu]
07. André Sobo - Self Constructive [???]
08. Le Castle Vania - Zero Machine [???]
09. Atlantic Connection ft. Tali & Armanni - Good Hood Review (Hot Pink Delorean Remix) [Westbay Recordings]
10. Designer Drugs - Zombies [iheartcomix]
11. Justice vs Daft Punk vs Kanye West vs A-Trak vs Diplo - Fortisphère (Immuzikation Blend) [???]

Get your drink on.

[video] Trae "Streets Advocate"

Seel Fresh "Rock That"

Seel Fresh "Rock That": Here's the final leak from Street Famous, which drops on October 28th. Seel keeps it true school Hip-Hop, from the woofer-lovin' bass to the slick punchlines. Go grab that album when it drops!

previous "I Think She Might Be" \ "Keep It Moving" \ "Prosper (H.I.P H.O.P)"

A Poem For The Youth Voter

[video] Behind The Scenes: Wale x Mark Ronson x UCB

[video] Bobby Valentino "Beep"

Soulja Boy iSouljaBoyTellem Cover

Yeah. I don't think I've listened to an entire Soulja Boy song, let alone an entire Soulja Boy album, but that lil' nigga making money. Sick, sad world.

Spotted over at YBF.

Sean Garrett ft. Pharrell "Patron"

Sean Garrett ft. Pharrell "Patron": Here's a new leak from "The Pen", aka dude who wrote Usher's "Yeah!", Ciara's "Goodies" and Chris Brown's "Run It".This one is really smooth... I could see some Patron-drenched ladies treating their mans right to this joint right here. Check out his Turbo 919 CD for more jams like this one.

Shouts to BoBO.

Friday, October 24, 2008

[video] Che Grand "Gift Wrap" LIVE

Phife Receives Kidney Transplant

AHH reports that Phife has received a kidney transplant. Learning of his medical condition has fucked me up, because no matter how ill Q-Tip was during A Tribe Called Quest's heyday, without Phife, that stew would've been kind of sour. To know that he finally got a transplant, and hopefully his condition will get better, is great news. Our prayers go out to you, Phife Dawg.

[video] Linkin Park "Leave Out All The Rest"

[video] Mac Lethal "Calm Down Baby"

E-40 ft. Shawty Lo & Diamond "Break Ya Ankles (Remix)"

E-40 ft. Shawty Lo & Diamond "Break Ya Ankles (Remix)": Another guilty pleasure. I can't deny those simple synth melodies. Below, find a video of E-40 explaining the "Break Ya Ankles" dance:



previous [video] E-40 "Poor Man's Hydraulics"

Papoose "All That"

Papoose "All That": Not only has Papoose claimed to have changed his name to "get the money and run", he's tried to be the new Black Rob, ending each line with the same phrase. Nothing exciting here at all, to be honest.

Via BoBO.

The Backwards B

This lady is saying that she got robbed and beaten because she had a McCain sticker on her whip. The attacker even carved a B (backwards) into her cheek.

What? Why would someone carve a BACKWARDS B? What would that even symbolize? Why was this Texan in Pennsylvania this week, and got attacked, the same time McCain and his cronies were in PA campaigning?

I love how McCain and Palin have already spoke to her, like that was necessary...

Why does this reek of bullshit? EDIT Because it was. About 40 minutes ago, WTAE posted this story, where this woman admitted to faking her claims of being attacked by a pro-Obama attacker. The depths some individuals will go. Fuck you, Ashley Todd. Fuck you very much for trying to make Black people and the Obama movement look like some ridiculous coonery. And ROFL @ McCain and Palin going to this chick's aid. Wipe that shit off your cheeks.

Ludacris ft. Common "Do The Right Thang"

Ludacris ft. Common "Do The Right Thang" (prod. by 9th Wonder): Damn, been waiting to hear this Luda x 9th collaboration. I can't even get through one full listen (yet), I keep pulling it back. That beat is hypnotic, and Luda and Com are sounding so sly over this one.

Via FSD.

Bonus Beats Ludacris ft. Lil' Wayne "Last Of A Dying Breed (Move The Crowd)" [via 2DB]

[video] Kardinal Offishall "Numba 1 (Tide Is High)"

Featuring Keri Hilson:

Remedial Life: "The Obama Dance"

Yo, OK let's take this from the top. I'm glad that my people are excited about this election. We need to be. And when I say "my people", while I am directing it at Black People in general, I am also speaking to The Hip-Hop Nation, who have obviously latched onto something powerful here. But "The Obama Dance"? What kind of buffoon coonery is this:



What's fucked up is that, lyrically, dude mentions nothing about Obama, aside from the obligatory "change" commentary. It's more of a "let me get some coverage in these political times", which I understand. Not knocking the hustle. But, just, no.

Oh, and it gets worse the longer its on.

Via BGDB.

Mos Def "Life In Marvelous Times"

Mos Def "Life In Marvelous Times": A snippet of this has been making the rounds, but BGDB hipped me to a full version, via OnSMASH. Word is this is the first single from Mos' forthcoming album, The Ecstatic, which is set to drop in about a month.

Friday, October 24th 2008 playlist

My boss is out for most of the week, and I've been grindin'. Follow me now, seen?

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GET'CHA LATE PASS!


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For my video of the week, I got bit by the Juice bug listening to Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg from Thursday. Peep out DJ GQ vs. DJ Majesty:



Get something strong to drink this weekend (I think I still have some Cuervo in the cupboard) and max out. Holla!

P.A. "Rhythmicism Blvd."

P.A. "Rhythmicism Blvd." (prod. by Chemist) [mirror]: The boy Prince Ali is at it again over this jazzy beat, and he stays spittin'. This is the first of his "Once A Leak" series, where he will be dropping a track a week to the 'Net; this preceeds a series of videos that he plans on dropping as well. Hopefully he keeps the quality this high.

[video] Notorious Trailer (Extended)

Fred Fades - Oktober 2008 Hip-Hop Mix

The homey Fred Fades, from Oslo, Norway's Goodshit Radio, just hit me with a fresh mix/podcast he did for this month. Some lovely lovelies up in this mixture here...

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Tracklist:

00:00:00 /// intro over id 4windz beat (prod. id 4windz)
00:01:13 /// daft punk & slum village - aerodynamic jay dee remix (prod. jay dee)
00:03:01 /// slum village - fall in love remix (prod. jay dee)
00:05:24 /// mu - freestyle (prod. waajeed)
00:07:04 /// kankick (dj ray swift) - grimey instrumental (prod. kankick)
00:08:21 /// yak ballz - reign (prod. mondee)
00:11:28 /// rasco - gunz still hot remix feat. edo g & reks (prod. memo)
00:15:04 /// sauna - orchestrated heat (prod. oh no)
00:19:02 /// madlib (declaime) - 2 mc or not 2 mc instrumental (prod. madlib)
00:20:03 /// mobb deep - give up the goods (prod. havoc)
00:23:54 /// triflicts - genuine (prod. beatnuts)
00:27:20 /// waajeed - proud (prod. waajeed)
00:29:27 /// domu - it's you platinum pied pipers remix feat. tiombe lockhart (prod. waajeed)
00:32:05 /// cy young - what in da world "oh pee remix" (prod. fredfades & deckdaddy)
00:36:20 /// m.o.p. - wolves "oh pee remix" (prod. fredfades & deckdaddy)
00:39:39 /// fredfades & deckdaddy - acid instrumental (prod. fredfades & deckdaddy)
00:41:15 /// frank n dank - ma dukes "double remix" (prod. fredfades)
00:45:48 /// cy young & kev brown - troubles lurkin low "r.o.c. remix" (prod. fredfades)
00:49:43 /// cocoa brovaz - bucktown remix feat. m.o.p. (prod. mr. walt of da beatminerz)
00:53:21 /// 427 - business deals (prod. madlib)
00:57:09 /// maspyke - 54 regiment (prod. dj roddy rod)
01:00:13 /// kankick (declaime) - never ending instrumental (prod. kankick)

Norway knows the score.

Sugar Tongue Slim Demand More Mixtape


Finally here. Download this jammy, now. Shouts to illRoots.

[video] E-40 "Poor Man's Hydraulics"

Deconstructing Eli

Here's a drop I did about the Eli Porter vs. Envy battle, for Flawless Hustle.

EDIT Here's a video of Eli Porter on Americal Idol, via Brad's Misadventures:

Wordsmith & Kontact "The Way U Are"

Wordsmith & Kontact "The Way U Are" (prod. by Capish): Wordsmith just dont' stop with the leaks from The Revolution Begins With A Takeover, Vol. 2, which is dropping next week. Words and Kon go in for your ladies on this one. Keep it locked for more Wordsmith leaks, news and the mixtape right here.

previous: Wordsmith "A Black Tie Affair"

DOA Q&A: DJ Krust

For you DnB fans who check rock the dub, you probably remember my interview with DJ Krust from July 2006; I got the go ahead to conduct a new interview for DOA, and it's just been posted. Dude is a DEEP brother, and goes in on his new projects, leaving Full Cycle, and a bunch of other philosophical steeze. Check it out.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Gent$


I've been hitting you guys with music from this trio for the last few weeks, and just got the album, which is being put out for free. Shouts to Pugs Atomz.

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Tracklist:

01. Gent$ intro
02. Heard It before
03. It's The Gents
04. Supper Time
05. Right on time
06. Getting Late
07. Carried Away
08. Sunglasses
09. Cold
10. Days Go On
11. Gent$ outro
12. Only When I Dream (Opus Remix)
13. Days Go On (Dub Mix)

Say thanks, and pass it on.

The Further Adventures Of Von Pea Teaser

Here's a tease of Von Pea's The Further Adventures Of Von Pea, which I believe is Von coasting over Madlib beats. It will be dropped for free on his birthday (Nov. 11th) - keep it locked!

Via 2DB.

[video] Soulja Boy Tell 'Em "Turn My Swag On"

[video] Keri Hilson "Return The Favor"

Featuring Timbaland:

Ali Vegas "Testify Freestyle"

Ali Vegas "Testify Freestyle": Ali goes IN over Weezy's "Testify", kickin' some interesting rhymes about what niggas might say when asked if they heard of Ali Vegas. Take a few pulls of that L you're nursing and dig in.

Both Nice "Intro" (Week 1)

Both Nice "Intro": You should remember hearing Both Nice on the Lighthouse Project compilation I put out earlier this year. Their forthcoming project, 6th Sense & Wildabeast are… Both Nice, is being leaked weekly on 2DB. This is the first bit; it includes the intro, acapella, instrumental, etc.; real single stylee. Below is a lil promo/EPK they cooked up as well:




Be on the lookout - Notherground stays busy.

Jedi Mind Tricks "Godflesh"

Jedi Mind Tricks "Godflesh" (prod. by Stoupe): Here's the first single from the new album from Jedi Mind Tricks, A History Of Violence, which drops on November 11th, 2008. Sorry for the tags on that MP3... consider this a preview.

[video] DGK: It's Official

Here's a gang of clips from Kayo's It's Official DVD...

Stevie Williams


Wes Desarmo


Marcus McBride


Lenny Rivas


Jack Curtin


DGK All Day.

Jay-Z Dedicates "99 Problems" To McCain

My wife just hit me with this drop from Political Punch, speaking on Jay-Z's performance last week, where he apparently dedicated "99 Problems" to John McCain and "a homegirl" that remained nameless, although he did say she says "you betcha" a lot.

Does this anger you?

I'm not mad at it. While I do not applaud or condone Hova for indirectly calling Sarah Palin the bitch McCain's having problems with, this by far is low-level shit compared to the barbs being slung at Barack Obama, from being called an "arab" (as if that in and of itself is bad), as well as chants at McCain rallies where heads have openly called Obama a terrorist, and said "kill him". If one of our elder statesman can throw some gas on the political fire with a smile, I'm really not mad at all.

You know? Because if the Republicans win this year, that 1 problem could sink our country... and at the end of the day, Jiggaman still wants you to know how to vote on Nov. 4th:



And as a side note, with this song being Jay's "last hurrah" at a point where he was retired, and the controversy the video brought up, could this be Jigga's most notorious track?

[video] Heltah Skeltah "So Damn Tuff"

Featuring Ruste Juxx & Buckshot:

[video] Pavlik vs. Hopkins (10/18/2008)

HBO has uploaded a bunch of video from the fight from last weekend...

Highlights:


"Sounds From The Corner":


"After The Bell"

"Why I Can't Get Behind Kanye West's 808's & Heartbreak"

A new drop I did for Flawless Hustle is up now. Kind of just speaking the fuckery that is the interviews and promo Kanye has done inre: 808's & Heartbreak in the last month or so. Your thoughts?

[video] LoDeck & Omega One "No Rims"



Bonus Beats: LoDeck & Omega One "No Rims"

Praverb "Ultimate Ability"

Praverb "Ultimate Ability" (prod. by Teddy Roxpin) (mirror): P-Viz goes in over another fresh Teddy Rox beat, kickin' them battle cypher linguistics. He's also said to expect some tracks featuring Donny Goines and K. Sparks. Keep it locked!

Caspa - Fabric Promo Mix

I had no idea Caspa had tunes singed to Digital Soundboy! In any case, you can hear those, his heavily-rinsed remix of TC's "Where's My Money" and a bunch of other like-minded dubstep in this promo mix.

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Tracklist:

1. Caspa - My Pet Monster - Digital Sound Boy
2. Klaxtons - Its Not Over - Skream Remix
3. Rusko - Mr Muscle - Sub Soldiers
4. Caspa - Louder VIP - Sub Soldiers
5. Caspa - Floor Them - Digital Sound Boy
6. Emalkay - Explicit - Dub Police
7. Sub Scape - Transaction - Dub Police
8. The Others - Africa VIP - Dub Police
9. Unitz - Wait A Minute - Dub Police
10. Rusko - Jahova - Sub Soldiers
11. Caspa - The Terminator - Sub Soldiers
12. TC - Where’s My Money - Caspa Remix – Dstyle
13. Skream - Fick – Tempa

Via Discobelle.

The Roots x Brobee

Every afternoon when I get home, my 2 year old is immersed in Yo Gabba Gabba!. What kills me is that the show is crazy urban quirk. Not too many kids shows feature stars like The Roots, Mya, Tony Hawk and Sean Kingston cameos, while having chiptune remixes of the entire show at the end of each show. Nor do they have Biz Markie teaching the lil dunns how to beatbox, again on every show. It's damn odd, and Lance Rock is crazy suspect, but whatever, lil nigga is happy, right?

Shouts to Enigmatik for hipping me to this.

Wordsmith "A Black Tie Affair"

Wordsmith "A Black Tie Affair" (prod. by Capish): Yet another leak from the forthcoming The Revolution Begins with a Takeover Vol. 2 mixtape, which is set to drop on October 28th. Words goes on his James Bond-attire rundown on this one.

previous: "Nobody Cares" \ "Breakfast at the Brightside Diner" \ "Bar-Bells"

Freeway & Jakk Frost "Da Beardz Iz Bakk"

Freeway & Jakk Frost "Da Beardz Iz Bakk" (prod. by Don Cannon): My tri-state niggas, you better get your beard game up. The hawk is out. Free and Frost going for broke over this ridin' Cannon beat. You know the deal.

Big up to Benja Styles for keepin' niggas laced with them 215 heatrocks!

Bonus Beats: E Ness "Slingshot Ness"

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

[video] Fokis "20/20"

[video] JunClassic x Damu LIVE

Here's a freestyle Junclassic did over some live MPC work from Damu in NYC:




Here's Monsta X & Junclassic from the same date (ironically, my birtdhay):



Via Wonka Beats.

[video] RZA "Drama"

Featuring Thea & Monk:

KING Interviews Darlene Ortiz


Damn, man. Ice T, hats off to you. I'm hoping you guys remember Ice's Power LP, with the iconic pose. KING found Darlene Ortiz, aka Ice T's ex-wife, and spoke to her about that space in time. Ice, you are definitely mack of the year if that's your old shorty, and your new shorty is just as, damn... ill.

Shouts to Nah Right for the heads up.

[video] Jadakiss "A Millie Freestyle"

[video] Behind The Scenes: Heltah Skeltah "Everything Is Heltah Skeltah"

[video] Che Grand & Jared Evans Freestyle



Via 2DB.

[RTD x FH Interview]: Black ELement (Part 1)

Yesterday, Black ELement has released a major project, his A Major Minority free LP. This is the fruit of many sleepless nights for him, and it came out sick. Dude represents the yin and yang of Hip-Hop - a guy who can cold rock a party, but still deliver some insightful messages. He and I have spoken personally, and I am glad to have known this guy, and seen him progress, and getting major props all over the 'Net. In the first of a two-part interview, we break down Black EL got to this point...

khal: It's good to finally get an interview with you. For the dozers out there who don't know who you are, can you introduce yourself?

Black ELement: Thanks a lot khal, nice to be here. I'm Black ELement, The Major Minority aka Flyer Than U aka The Nice Asshole aka Dirty Digital... I think I ran out of aliases. I'm originally from New Jersey, but have been living in Boston for the last twelve years. I like Spike Lee movies, Stella, Celtics, Entourage, Porn and Politics. Oh and ladies, there's nothing like a fat butt and a cute smile!

khal: One cliché question is "how did you first get into Hip-Hop". I won't ask that. I wanna know, when you were a shorty, what was that one video that you would recite/mimic word for word, line for line, dance for dance? Mine was "Microphone Fiend".

Black ELement: I would probably have to go with Keith Murray's "The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World". That was my shit, I had the tape single and played that bitch until it broke. It was probably the first joint that really "got me"... another would probably sadly be Will Smith's "Gettin' Jiggy With It", but what can I say I was 13 with a fade.

khal: Now, when did you realize that, not so much that you wanted to rap, but that you had a talent that was more than just niggas beating on the table at lunch? Basically, was there a moment in particular that you realized that you could rock a crowd or motivate people with your words?

Black ELement: I kind of just grew into the role, I don't think there was really a "moment". I knew I always wanted to do this and with each step I just bit my lip and moved on. But I never really took it seriously until I bought my first mic when I was 14 years old; my moms thought I had a few screws loose when I dropped 200 bucks on that shit. I performed for the first time senior year, and after that I was like its time to take this even MORE serious and then it was a wrap!

khal: From what I know, you represent the Boston area, but you also grew up in Jersey for a bit. Do you feel like your style or image mirrors one spot more than another?

Black ELement: I always considered myself more Jersey than Boston, just due to the fact how i act. People in Boston always seem to keep more to themselves and kind of give you looks if you approach a stranger. I lived in New York City last summer and talked to strangers all the time; I'm a MC, I'm a businessman and for me to get connects, I'm going to need to talk to somebody so in that sense I'm going to have to side with my Jersey lineage. Boston is a nice city, but I've got pretty bored of it and I'm planning back on moving to New York. Wait Til I Get My Money Right (c) Kanye

khal: I also know that you're not feeling the Boston scene in terms of live Hip-Hop bookings and such. When you start to get put on more, will you be trying to perform out in that area?

Black ELement: I'm never going to be sour towards a whole city, because of a few bad apples that isn't really fair. I will always have love for my home city, hopefully it shows it back. The Boston Hip-Hop scene is wack 'cause there's only a few people who really run it, and they love to put on their off-beat, swag-less rapper buddies, who like to talk about spaceships and rap the dictionary. Although there are a bunch of dope MCs out here like Term, REKS, Project Move and Speacial Teamz, there is a lot of garbage thats stinking up the scene as well. It's a shame that promoters don't want to bring talent to the for front, and would rather have their boys little brother who decided to rap a week ago open for Royce.

khal: Now, over the last year, your name has been popping up on some major sites in the Hip-Hop blog game. What do you think it is about you and your music that seems to be so widely accepted?

Black ELement: My music is something that can relate to anyone, whether your a college kid or a dood on the street if you have a open mind you will dig my music. I've had friends who I didn't even think would dig my music telling me that I have talent and these are doods who got Weezy and Dipset heavy in rotation. So when I'm reaching that far across the room, it definately makes me feel good to know that I'm not the only one who digs what I do. I also listen to a TON of different music, right now I'm bumping electro like Zero 7, Supreme Beings of Leisure and Daft Punk. Most people wouldn't even know that I listen to that stuff, but it definately helps to become a more well-rounded musician.

khal: How important do you think the Internet is for the progression of music in general, and Hip-Hop in particular, today and going into the future?

Black ELement: The Internet is important up until a point; I think it evens the playing field for independent musicians like myself and somewhat seperates the dope from the no hope. Unfortunately, there is always going to be doods who will have us all scratching our heads like, "how did he get all this press?", but thats expected. The most important thing about the Internet that if you are a dope artist, you have a HUGE outlet in the Internet and you can easily reach out to any of these bloggers/websites if you're good. If you're not "good", pay your favorite blog some dough and he will definately get you exposure and after enough of your so-so songs, hey kids you just might be that next Internet superstar rapper! Haha, but seriously the Internet is a gift and a curse, but the most important thing it does is it puts the power back in the hands of the people and not corporate America. So at the end of the day, skills do pay the bills.

khal: You interned over at Duck Down this past summer, right? One can imagine that you picked up a gang of contacts from that spot, but what else did you learn that directly affects how your grind evolves?

Black ELement: I learned that in this business "shit happens", anything can go wrong at any moment, and from a marketing standpoint you need to learn how to compensate. That's probably the most eye-opening thing that I saw over this summer, because you can either panic or you can just be calm and roll with the punches. I had the pleasure of working with NoHa on some of his Duck Down projects and he was chill and was always able to think on his feet. I took that from him and I apply it to what I do, as being the product and the marketing behind the product. So when shit goes wrong, take a deep breath and move on.

khal: What would you say is your biggest obstacle in getting your name out there on a national level, both on and off the Internet?

Black ELement: Just getting people to actually listen to the material; we are in a day in age were everyone is a "rapper", from your mailman to the kid who takes your order at McDonalds. Saying "hey I rap" doesn't cut it anymore, in fact it's a major turn-off. It's like me saying to a girl I want to have intercourse with, "hey pretty lady let's fuck!", why would I do that? You have to be suave, smooth and get to know the girl first. The same thing goes when you are dealing with promoters, producers or other people in the music world you got to get to know them, or they simply won't give a damn about what you do. If they know you, they will at the very least take a listen to your music and see if it's any good. That's probably the biggest obstacle, and thats a big reason why i chose to become a graphic designer, because I can easily penetrate the music industry undetected, but once they get to know me, I will drop the "hey I rap" bomb.

khal: If someone were to ask you to describe your style in 20 words or less, how would you break it down?

Black ELement: Innovative, Smooth, Original.


Part 2 of this interview will be poppin' up on Flawless Hustle next week.

[video] Public Enemy "Rebel Without A Pause" (LIVE)

On my birthday, I ordered my favorite Public Enemy album, It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, on CD, b/c my cassette tape got jacked a long time ago. While on Amazon, I saw their It Takes A Nation: The First London Invasion Tour 1987 DVD, which includes a load of the tour soundbites used on It Takes A Nation... (e.g. "BASS IN YOUR FACE, LONDON!", etc)... and I just got the package last night. And was feeling good.

So, this morning, I come downstairs to get dressed, and my wonderful wifey had something paused on the DVR (which is a godsend in modern technology): VH1 Soul showing this performance of "Rebel Without A Pause" from 1998 on MTV Europe's Yo!:



One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite groups. Ever. This is my anthem when I am on some "fuck modern Rap" shit. Or when I'm trying to get my mind right for revolution. "Bring the noise - my time!"

Christina Aguilera Greatest Hits Promo Pics

Fresh. More over at F-Listed.

DivaSpeakTV: Episode 31

[video] 14 Minutes Of CoCo

Here is a 14 minute clip of Ice T's wife, CoCo, doing a bunch of shit in a bikini:



You're welcome.

[video] Behind The Scenes: Ludacris ft. T-Pain "One More Drink"

[video] Cracking Under Pressure

This is what happens when furniture smells the bullshit coming out of your mouth:



This was taken from SABC2 Live over in Africa. Big up to my boy Mdu for the heads up.

EDIT: Mdu just hit me with this news piece, where Nene seems to be taking it all in stride.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

DJ Babu "The Unexpected"

DJ Babu ft. MF Doom & Sean Price "The Unexpected": I've been waiting for this one since the cover+tracklist got leaked, and I've not been let down. This. Is. Fresh. Not every day that three of your favorites link up and murder shit.

Massive props to Matt for this one.

DJ Cable's Weekly Mix (Notorious B.I.G. Edition!)

DJ Cable comes fresh with a totally-Biggie mix for this week. He drops a special blend, some rarer cuts and classics upside your head...

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Tracklist:

01. Notorious B.I.G. - Just Playing (Dreams)
02. Notorious B.I.G. - Who Shot Ya?
03. Red Hot Lover Tone Feat. Notorious B.I.G., Organized Konfusion & M.O.P. - For My Peeps
04. Notorious B.I.G. - Gimme The Loot
05. Notorious B.I.G. - One More Chance (Ready To Die LP Version)
06. Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
07. Notorious B.I.G. - Party & Bullsh*t (DJ Cable Blend)
08. Notorious B.I.G. - 10 Crack Commandments

Bonus Beats: Here's the mix Cable won the Alize Remixed DJ Competition with. The winner gets the opportunity to spin alongside Grandmaster Flash this Saturday in London at Paper. Big prize, no!?

[video] J. Ivy - Freestyle In The Park

Funny, I had Kanye's "Never Let Me Down" on earlier today:



Big up to Ruby Hornet.

DJ Seen - Still Ill

When I first got into DnB and started checking for local (read: stateside) DnB producers, DJ Wally (aka Pish Posh) and DJ Seen were the first cats who were a) local (read: NYC) and b) up on AOL/AIM all the time. While I wasn't the best of friends with either, I have spoken to them over the years, and I am a huge supporter of their work. Always have been.

I got an e-mail from Seen a few weeks back hipping me to a mix he had coming (as well as a request for a bio write-up), and I instantly got excited. Dude is john blaze on the decks, and damn, it's Seen! So, here's the mix he hit me with not 20 minutes ago...

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Tracklist:

Blame - Harlem
Basher- Static Chicken
Infuze- Big Shit
fresh -Gold Dust
Zero T - Anything you need
Baron- Turn Up the Sun
chase and status - informer
Pish Posh- Duster
Tc - Push it Up
J-majik- Fleshwound
Rupture-interceptor
SS - Warrior Rmx
Blame - Stay forever
Fourward -Golden Age
Xample - Breath and Stop
Seen - space wars
Tc/clipz- Loud & Dirty
Dkay & Lee - Wax'd Rmx
Inside Info feat Ruth -Perfect Crime (Subsonik Remix)

Some fresh joints up in there; if you liked DnB but hadn't heard anything new, this mix should catch you up to speed. Now I just have to finish the bio(s) I'm working on.

[video] M.O.P. "Ante Up" LIVE



I told you guys last night that Enigmatik hit up the Houston M.O.P. show. Here's a clip from the night, and you should hit up The Boom for complete show recappings. NIGGAH!

Black ELement A Major Minority

I've been down with Black ELement for a minute, leading up to the release of A Major Minority, and I'm glad to see the fruits of his labor has finally found its way onto the 'Net. I've been stewing over this LP for about a week, and it's amazing that dude let this be put out there for free! Definitely take some time to download this, burn it, put it on your iPod or whatever and examine some of the otherside of Hip-Hop, the shit you don't normally get exposed to on your radio dial. Then go to Black's site and get involved - keep the movement alive! This is only the beginning, fam.

NOTE: here's the front cover \ here's the back cover.

PS watch out for the interview with Black EL I did; part 1 will be surfacing on rock the dub sometime this week, with part 2 dropping on Flawless Hustle a week later. holla.

EDIT Here's a link to download this.

DP.com Studio Sessions

So the homey Dallas Penn was in-studio with Statik Selektah, laying down work for his Stick 2 The Script album, which hits stores today:



Dallas, put the mic down - unless you let ya boy get down... let Joell Ortiz handle it:



I love that track in the background. I need to give that SS LP a serious Olde English Listening Session.

[video] Barack Obama On 106 & Park

From yesterday's show:

Monday, October 20, 2008

[video] Dizzee Rascal "Flex"

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

Capital J "Uppn' Tha Ante"

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"

Featuring Jermaine Dupri:

RTD Exclusive: Ice T Speaks



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

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"

Featuring Singapore Kane & Termanology, produced by DJ Premier:

MF Doom Speaks On Imposter Question

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"



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"

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



Purchase here.

[video] Don Cannon On KarmaloopTV

Cymarshall Law & Mr. JoeKer "Truth"

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"

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

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

RIP Rudy Ray Moore

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

Damn.

[video] Cash Rules Trailer

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

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

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!