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

[video] XLR8R TV Episode 86: Santogold

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[video] Yo Majesty "Club Action"

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[video] Soulja Boy's Swag 18 Birthday Party

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The remedial swag has definitely hit the fan:

DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #41

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The homey DJ Cable stepped it up for the dubstep fam out there. You need this.

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Tracklist:

01. Ed Solo - Age Of Dub
02. SPL - Lust
03. Benga - 26 Basslines
04. DZ - Old Timers
05. Khalifah Feat. Bun B - Light A Fire (Nappy Vs. Ekaj Extended Dubstep Mix)
06. Chase & Status - Eastern Jam

I told you you needed this.

[video] Evidence ft. Defari "Don't Hate"

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[video] DJ Skee Interviews T-Pain

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Part 1


Part 2

[video] Avant "Break Ya Back (In A Good Way)"

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[video] B-Real "Don't You Dare Laugh"

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Featuring Young De:

[video] No Homo

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Shouts to FWMJ for this video (and big up to Enigmatik for the heads up). I thought the same shit when I finally watched the video.

Profane "Time Passes"

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Profane "Time Passes": Canada's Profane is a cat I've gotten to know over the last month. Really talented producer. I initially got into his DnB work from dubs in random mixes over the last year, and he actually approached me to do some writing for his Digital Wreka imprint. What I love about his work is that, whether its DnB or Hip-Hop, dude keeps that Soul right in your face. Really keen Hip-Hop aesthetic when it comes to the samples, too, as you can see with this free cut, "Time Passes". Watch how the chopped vocals, hell, the chops in general, evolve over the life of the track. Any MCs down to hop on this?

[video] Git Beats ft. Ladybug Mecca "America"

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previous Git Beats ft. Ladybug Mecca "America"

Scuba 10245 Dubstep Mix

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Check out Scuba's podcast for XLR8R, chock full of a batch of new and forthcoming dubstep treats.

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Tracklist:

01) Shackleton - The Rope Tightens (Badawi remix) (Skull Disco) 00:00
02) Scuba - From Within (Marcel Dettmann remix) (Hotflush) 03:28
03) Mount Kimbie - Maybes (forthcoming Hotflush) 07:34
04) Scuba - Bleach (forthcoming Scape) 10:51
05) Sigha - Expressions (forthcoming Hotflush) 14:58
06) Pangaea - Bear Witness (forthcoming Hotflush) 17:15
07) STP - The Fall (T++ remix) (Sub Solo) 21:21
08) Untold - Sweat (forthcoming Hotflush) 23:52
09) Scuba - Tense (forthcoming HOTSHORE002) 25:54
10) Scuba - Ruptured (Surgeon remix) (Hotflush) 29:33
11) Sigha - Bruised (forthcoming Hotflush) 32:44
12) Baby Ford + Eon - Dead Eye (Plus 8) 35:55
13) F - The Untitled Dub (forthcoming 7even) 38:12
14) Scuba - The Upside (Martyn's down mix) (Hotflush) 41:23
15) Toasty - The Knowledge (Untold remix) (forthcoming Hotflush) 44:47
16) Mount Kimbie - William (forthcoming Hotflush) 47:02

There's also a .cue file, but you'll have to download that MP3 and rename it 'Scuba Hotflush Recordings Mix for XLR8R Podcast' to get it to work. Enjoy!

[video] The Roots On Yo Gabba Gabba

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They perform "Lovely, Love My Family":



Via Nah Right.

[video] Amand Diva "Neon" LIVE

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Featuring Johnny Polygon:

[video] Punchline "Attitude"

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[video] Project Pat "Keep It Hood"

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Featuring Three 6 Mafia & O.J.:

[video] "The Symphony" LIVE

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Big Daddy Kane, Craig G & Masta Ace, from the BDK 20th Anniversary show last Friday:



Shouts to GRANDGOOD.

Wordsmith "Peaceful Journey: Blue Waters"

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Wordsmith ft. Kamia Collins "Peaceful Journey: Blue Waters" (prod. by Strada): Here's a new, beautiful cut from Wordsmith and the Nu Revolution crew. You old school aficionados should know where that one sample is from, and Word does his thing overtop this synth-happy mover. This is some good family reunion funk.

Cyrano "OK Corral"

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Cyrano "OK Corral" (prod. by Madlib): Here's a joint I've had on the hush for a bit now. Cy Yung's masterful decimation of a choice Madlib beat has been swooped up by the homey Dub MD for his Hip Hop Renatus mixtape, features "the most slept on and underrated emcees... over some of the greatest producers in the Hip Hop's "New, Rare, Classic & Unreleased" instrumentals". Check the tracklist:

01. The Genesis (Intro By DJ Unexpected)
02. 6th Sense - Hip Hop Renatus (Produced By Erick Sermon)
03. Mr. Live feat. Earl Blaize - The Bitch That You Are (Produced By Oddisee)
04. Sic Osyrus & Donny Goines - Why Lord? (Middle Fingers Up) (Produced By Khrysis)
05. Karniege - The Kush (Produced By Jake One)
06. Skyzoo - Bang This (Produced By The Alchemist)
07. Dominique Larue - Role Play (Produced By 9th Wonder)
08. Emilio Rojas - E To The M-I-L-I-O (Produced By J Dilla)
09. Access Immortal - Stay Strapped (Produced By DJ Premier)
10. Melodiq feat. Nikal Fieldz - Bottom Of The 9th (Produced By 4th Disciple)
11. Diablo Archer feat. Myk Dyaleks (of BrokN.English) - We The New Era (Produced By Domingo)
12. Sha Stimuli - Today We Living (Produced By Nottz)
13. Fred Knuxx - Air 'Em Out (Produced By Hi-Tek)
14. Laelo Hood - Extra, Extra! (Produced By DJ Khalil)
15. Supastition - Sound Of Reform School (Produced By Black Milk)
16. Black ELement - Feel The Hunger (Produced By DJ Scratch)
17. Droppin' A Message (Interlude)
18. Zero Star - On My Backpack Shit (Produced By Large Professor)
19. Little Vic - Let The Dollar Circulate (Produced By Ayatollah)
20. Cymarshall Law - This Is The End (Produced By Salaam Remi)
21. Donnan Linkz - Buzz Kill (Produced By Oh No)
22. Cy Yung aka Cyrano - OK Corral (Produced By Madlib)
23. Tislam The Great - Once Again (Produced By Questlove)
24. Faro - Love Me Or Hate Me (Produced By Scram Jones)
25. Arsun F!st - I'm In Here (Produced By Marco Polo)
26. Sense-I - Sense-I's The Name (Produced By Nicolay)
27. Wordsmith feat. Kontact & Black Knight - Signing Day (Produced By Pete Rock)
28. Journalist 103 - Til' The Trumpets Blow (Produced By Illmind)
29. Clap Cognac feat. Jedi Knight - Chosen Ones (Produced By Havoc)
30. City Scholar - The Rebirth (Produced By Evidence)
31. Detroit Red - Hip Hop Redefined (Produced By Buckwild)
32. D.V. Alias Khryst feat. Retsam Da Prince - It's Da Govarmynt (Produced By Marley Marl)
33. Nametag - Champagne Bottle Flow (Produced By Ski Beatz)
34. Panama aka Da Spanish Kid - Born Ready (Produced By RZA)
35. Hi-Coup feat. Spectacula - My Father Told Me (Produced By M-Phazes)
36. Preach Jacobs feat. N'telligence - Mic Check (Produced By Rockwilder)
37. The Exodus (Outro By DJ Unexpected)

44 MCs, 34 hand-picked beats, dropping on November 24th? Dub MD, you a genius for this one. And you heads out there would be some kind of moron to sleep on this pack. Keep it locked!

[video] Holliewood "No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn 2008"

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The Spook Who Sat By The Door OST

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For those who know Black Cinema, whether its Blaxploitation or movies made FUBU, The Spook Who Sat By The Door might have slipped by them. Makes sense - the film was pulled from theaters, and didn't see a proper DVD release until 2004. Telling the story of a Black man who became the first Black CIA agent, then, after realizing that shit ain't gonna change, takes those learned traits and creates a band of revolutionaries, this film was (wrongly) accused ofo being a riot-inducing anti-establishment flick, and ended up being pulled from distribution after the first week it came out in '73. I read the book a decade ago, and it helped me realize that revolutions start from the inside. I (finally) saw the movie about 2 years ago, and while it was mad ghetto, it was raw, especially considering the budget they were working with. Plus, the fact that Herbie Hancock did the score was the icing on the cake. This is that Head Hunters-era twisted funk jazz fusion style, which got me open around the time I first read this.

In any case, my homey Che Grand said he was happy to find a track from the flick, and I realized, shit, I've had the soundtrack sitting on my harddrive ever since I saw the movie. Figured, its been 35 years, someone needs to liberate this. So I did. I also included a 58 second radio spot I found for this one. Some ill sample sources (shit, I think Hive and crew flipped this on the Welcome To Violence album) as well. Enjoy.

[video] Star Trek XI Trailer

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Black Holes "I'm A Beast (E-40 Break Ya Ankles Let's Go To War Edit)"

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Black Holes "I'm A Beast (E-40 Break Ya Ankles Let's Go To War Edit)": Toronto's Lets Go To War are fresh of "Mmm Papi", which will be featured on Britney Spears' forthcoming Circus LP, but have another project on the horizon: Why Can't We Be Friends is the mixtape they are set to drop with Rynecologist. This edit is the first cut to leak from that tape (which is et , and it's a nasty Club edit, flippin' E-40's latest single into a nasty, gutter jam.

Be sure to be on the lookout for their 2009 debut LP on Last Gang.

Shouts to jon jon for the info.

[video] Coldplay ft. Jay-Z "Lost+"

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[video] Young Jeezy "Crazy World"

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[video] The Alchemist "Lose Your Life"

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Featuring Snoop Dogg, Pusha T & Jadakiss:

[video] Rihanna "Rehab"

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Featuring Justin Timberlake:

[video] Mya "Paradise"

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[video] Mikkey Halsted "Liquor Store"

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Shouts to Andrew.

[video] Mazzi ft. Daytona - Walking Blog #10

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[video] Roc-A-Fella Freestyle, Pt. 3: "I Shot Ya!"

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That Freeway/Beanie Sigel back and forth is so legendary.

Shouts to Cipha Sounds!

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[video] Heavy D "Long Distance Girlfriend"

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This is a big bag of Jamaican FAIL.

Ludacris ft. Jay-Z & Nas "I Do It For Hip-Hop"

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Ludacris ft. Jay-Z & Nas "I Do It For Hip-Hop": Here's a tagged-up version of this long-awaited track from Ludacris' forthcoming Theater Of The Mind. Loads of tags on this but whatever, you know you're gonna download it and blast it.

Can I say now that Jay sounds funny when he started out his verse...

PS the cuts in this track are the truth!

Props to YN for this one.

EDIT To the top due to the tagless, clean version being leaked. Shouts to BoBO.

Bonus Beats "Everybody Hates Chris" (ft. Chris Rock) [via 2DB] "MVP (radio rip)" (prod. by DJ Premier) [via 2DB]

[video] Katt Williams Getting A Motel?

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This is reportedly footage of Katt Williams trying to get a motel room in Sumter, before he was hospitalized:

[video] Wyclef Jean "Let Me Touch Your Button"

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Featuring will.i.am & Melissa Jimenez:

The Notorious B.I.G. "Dawn Of The Dead"

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The Notorious B.I.G. "Dawn Of The Dead" (prod. by Cookin' Soul): Cookin' Soul just hit me with this unreleased version cut from the Night Of The Living Dead sessions. Looks like that tape has done something like 100K downloads!? How sick is THAT! Props to CS and all of the heads involved.

Bonus Beats The Notorious B.I.G. ft. Eminem "Exorcist" (No DJ)

Che Grand "Chateau Gold"

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Che Grand "Chateau Gold": Talk about exclusive. Straight from the god himself is "Chateau Gold", a pure Everything's Good Ugly album cut. And it's what I like to call smooth. That loop? Pure punch. Grizzly's rhymes? Eloquent ignorance. Intelligent and flavorful, dude knocked this one out of the park. If you guys are in the NY area Nov. 19th, make sure to check out Che Grand, Amanda Diva and Blitz the Ambassador (with live bands!) at the Knitting Factory. Did you miss the Funkadelic Freestyles EGU Album premiere? For shame. And I know you nakkas peeped Breakfast At Wimbledon, right?

I need this album, early! Shouts to Che for the link. Enjoy.

rock the dub radio, episode 028

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This is the official "My President Is Black" episode. Some highlights include "Barack Omilli", aka Barack Obama's Election Night Speech x the instrumental for "A Milli", with Jay-Z's "A Billi" freestyle tacked on for good measure. I also dropped the Block Obama Mini Mix DJ Cable did for RTD, because it needed to be in there. Other favs include a few presidential J-Zone joints, some Loosie affiliates, Jay-Z's "History" cut, and Ruthless Bastards for my boy SBK. Pee game:

rock the dub radio 028
(download / mirror / RSS)

Tracklist:

01/Young Jeezy ft. Nas "My President Is Black"
02/DJ Green Lantern ft. David Banner, Busta Rhymes & Talib Kweli "Black President (Remix) (Part 1)"
03/Brother Ali "Obama (You're The Man)"
04/Nas "Election Night"
05/interlude: "Barack Omilli"
>>/DJ Cable "The Block Obama Mini Mix" begins
06/Crooked I "Rappers Ain't Shit"
07/Crooked I "Trafficin' Green"
08/Crooked I ft. Horse Shoe Gang "Circle Gang"
09/Crooked I "Hood Politics"
10/Crooked I "Welcome To My City"
11/Crooked I "Straightin' It Out"
12/Crooked I "Fast Money"
13/Crooked I "What Is Hip Hop?"
>>/DJ Cable "The Block Obama Mini Mix" ends
14/Jadakiss ft. Jay-Z "Who Run This"
15/Von Pea "Web 2009"
16/Spec Boogie ft. Elucid "Child Of The Soil"
17/Tanya Morgan ft. Torae & Kam Moye "Shake It Off (Aeon Remix)"
18/Elucid "Automatic Writing"
19/J-Zone "Zone For President"
20/J-Zone "Inauguration Day"
21/David Banner "When You Hear What I Got To Say"
22/Ruthless Bastards "Ruthless Bastards"
23/Q-Tip "Q-Tip For President"
24/Eric B & Rakim "Eric B For President"
25/interlude: Angie Martinez Interviews Jay-Z (Nov. 2008)
26/Jay-Z "History"

On the other mix side of things, I flipped two mixes that should be dropping next Monday. Mums the word for right now, but they should be interesting for those of you who keep shit on lockdown...

Britney Spears Circus Cover+Tracklist

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I have a feeling homegirl is about to be back on top after this one drops.

Tracklist:

01. "Womanizer"
02. "Circus"
03. "Out from Under"
04. "Kill the Lights"
05. "Shattered Glass"
06. "If U Seek Amy"
07. "Unusual You"
08. "Blur"
09. "Mmm Papi"
10. "Mannequin"
11. "Lace and Leather"
12. "My Baby"
13. "Radar (Soul Seekerz Remix)"

Homegirl has Danjahandz, Lil' Jon, Sean Garrett and Darkchild all over this. I'll be really surprised if this flops.

EDIT This is going back to the top due to the leaks of Circus I just saw online. Get in on those, early.

Junclassic "The Basics" [snippet]

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Junclassic "The Basics" (prod. by J. Slikk) [snippet]: "I'm still not a player, pardon the big pun". Christ, both Jun and Slikk told me that Jun's forthcoming EP was going to be hot, but I had no idea they were coming this fresh! Here's a little snippet for you doubting Thomases out there. I'll have another snippet later this week for you. Next week, my 2nd interview with J. Slikk will be dropping. Stay tuned...

DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #40 (80's Edition Vol. 2!)

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DJ Cable comes with a serious '80s throwdown. All of you heads who grew up in that era, thrown on your shelltoes and dookie ropes and get up to this one.

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Tracklist:

01. Afrika Bamaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
02. Debbie Deb - When I Hear Music
03. Run DMC - It's Like That
04. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Message II (Survival)
05. Egyptian Lover - Egypt Egypt
06. Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round
07. Salt-N-Pepa - Push It

Represent!

[video] Articulate The Warmup EPK, Pt. 1

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In the video, Articulate speaks on the Baltimore Hip-Hop scene as well as Baltimore Club music, and includes show footage of him performing his song "B-Town" as well. Check it out!



Artic will be dropping his remix to Kanye West's "Amazing" tomorrow. Keep it locked...

BPA Presents Cy Yung Still Lovin' It Mixtape

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The homies over at Backpackers Anonymous hit me with this mixtape early this morning. It's a 7-track banger of Cy Yung cuts, all produced by J. Slikk, mixed by the one like DJ Leagues. And it's an ode to McDonald's. Now a nigga is hungry...

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Tracklist:

1 TIP OF THE HAMBURG
2 MICKEY DEEZ
3 OLD MCDONALD
4 PICKLE ME PINK
5 ARCH ENEMIEZ
6 APPLE PIE BETTY
7 A SIDE OF CY (FT MARIA)

Tell a friend.

RAtheMC & Theo "Buy It"

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RAtheMC & Theo "Buy It" (prod. by Neako): Theo and DC's RAtheMC go for theirs over Neako's smooth neck-snapper. RA reminds me of Rage, and that's a compliment. I miss those chicks that don't hold nothing back on the mic. Theo is slick on this one, as per usual. Fi-yer.

SoulStice "Crash The Party" Digital 12" Single

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I hipped you guys to this on Thursday, and now Denox has laced me with the mastered digital single for SoulStice's "Crash The Party", with remixes featuring Chaundon, Boogat & Joe Brown.

Common "Be" (Original Version)

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Common "Be (Original Version)" (prod. by J Dilla): Lovin' how Okayplayer dropped the No DJ version. I needed this in my life. Talk about HARD? That beat has that fly boom-bap to it. Necessary.

[video] Diddy On Real Time

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Ashley Dupre x Diane Sawyer

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Ashley Dupre, AKA Elliot Spitzer's high-priced coochie, will be getting interviewed by Diane Sawyer on 20/20 this Friday, during their series on prostitution. As if I didn't already have a shitload of shows to watch on the DVR (hell, I've got like 4 weeks of Chuck to indulge in). No word on how much of the interview will be on the event that got a nigga elected as NY governor, but who cares. I'm watching.

PS Damn, 2008 has been good to niggas in politics, eh?

[video] Beyonce LIVE On SNL

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Homegirl performed "Single Ladies", and looked damn good doing it:

[video] T-Pain LIVE On Jimmy Kimmel

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T-Pain performed "Can't Believe It" (one of my guilty pleasures) and "Chopped N Skrewed" (with Ludacris) recently:

[video] Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91

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Here's the full 10 minute match:

[video] Tha Dogg Pound "Ya'll Know What I'm Doing"

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Featuring Turf Talk, a bunch of niggas and some thick ol' asses:

[video] The Roots Announce Retirement...

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...from touring that is. I had no idea they would be the house band for Jimmy Fallon's late night show (he replaced Conan O'Brien when Conan switches to The Tonight Show in March 2009:



Via Nah Right.

[video] M-Phazes Making A Beat

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Paul Wall ft. Webbie "Bizzy Body"

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Paul Wall ft. Webbie "Bizzy Body": I bet you have an idea about how this track will sound. Guess what? You were right, for good or ill.

Vote Cymarshall Law

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Dope artist and friend of rock the dub, Cymarshall Law, is one of the finalists in HipHopDX's Jake One/Rhymesayers contest. He flipped one of the instrumentals from Jake One's White Van Music, and is in the running to win a Jake One beat, a studio session and single deal with Rhymesayers! Check out his joint, "Ghosts of Hip Hop: Past, Present and Future", and if you feel it, Vote Cymarshall Law.

I'm still taking in entries for the Hip Hop In The Soul CD Giveaway - get your info in, early!

Big up to Aubrey.

EDIT Here's some footage from the Hip Hop In The Soul album release party:

[video] D. Dot x Rock Me TV

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This is a pretty wild video for those who were into Bad Boy and the whole mid-90's Hip-Hop flavor. D. Dot speaks on managing Kanye West, the creation of The Mad Rapper, including the "How To Rob" record, and some memories on touring with B.I.G.:

[video] Deborah Cox "Beautiful U R"

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[video] Big Daddy Kane LIVE (11/14/2008)

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Shouts to Miss Info for upping this compilation video of Big Daddy Kane's 20th Anniversary performance at BB Kings' last night:



related Juan Epstein x Big Daddy Kane

Jim Jones x Broadway

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How Capo got a Broadway show is far beyond me, but get your hustle on, nigga:



Shouts to Miss Info.

Juan Epstein x Big Daddy Kane

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In NY tonight, Big Daddy Kane will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of Long Live The Kane, his debut album. The show will be star-studded, including guest DJs Mister Cee and Biz Markie, as well as Kane himself performing with Connie Price and the Keystones, the band he toured with on 2007's Scion Live Metro tour. Kane also said there's going to be a bunch of special guests.

To commemorate this, Cipha Sounds & Peter Rosenberg have posted a new edition of Juan Epstein with BDK. I haven't listened to it yet, but I imagine it's a goldmine for those who grew up on Kane's memorable lines and classic swagger. If you aren't up on Kane, and say you are a fan of Biggie or Jay-Z, you need to fall all the way back, get some education, and then come talk to us.

Spin With Nina Sky DJ Contest

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previous [video] Nina Sky Vlog #9: DJ 101

[video] Gym Class Heroes "Guilty As Charged"

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Keyshia Cole A Different Me Cover

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Drops December 16th; pre-order via Amazon. Via Brown Sista.

Friday, November 14th 2008 playlist

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That's about right.

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GET'CHA LATE PASS!

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With the ills life brings, and the aroma off this co-worker on the busride in had my thinking about weed this morning. I wanna get lifted.

Keith Murray "Get Lifted"


Do the damn thing this weekend.

Obama x Fela Kuti

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Okayplayer caught up with Dwayne Rogers, the artist/photographer behind this Barack Obama/Fela Kuti mash-up image, which you can cop on a plethora of t-shirts (10% of those proceeds go to progressive political causes). Holla.

[video] Kanye West LIVE In The UK

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Here's a 12 minute clip of Kanye West freestyling and just plain speaking:



Bonus Beats Here's some G.O.O.D. Music Showcase footage, from Eskay by way of Semtex TV:

Stakato Respect The Architect Volume 5

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Here's the 5th and final installment of Respect The Architect for this week. Stakato put his foot in this one, some serious edit bizness here. Da Brat's subtle singing and "word ups" from her coolest single ever get a funky, up-tempo re-rub. Fans of that real Funk should know what time it is with The Meters, and that Slits track is that naughty old school zaniness. Enjoy.

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Tracklist:

Da Brat - Give It To You
Joi - Lick
Peaches - Shake Yer Tits
Salsoul Orchestra and Charro - Coochi Coochi
The Meters - Just Kissed My Baby
The Slits - I Know What Boys Like

previous Volume 1 \ Volume 2 \ Volume 3 \ Volume 4

A. Pinks "The Juice"

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A. Pinks "The Juice": Here's Week 14 of his Will Rap 4 Food series. Coming soon will be the illRoots/Jumpstreet Will Rap 4 Food Mixtape, which should be a treat. "The Juice" is a joint that Pinks never officially put out, but was found to be someone's favorite joint of his. Power of the internets.

Both Nice "AM Set" (Week 4)

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Both Nice "AM Set": So says 6th "Keeping with the late late night/early morning theme, we got the "AM Set." Features smooth vocals from Andras."

previous Week 1 \ Week 2 \ Week 3

El Da Sensei "Got Fire"

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El Da Sensei ft. Doujah Raze "Got Fire" (prod. by The Returners): Here's an album cut from El's forthcoming album, Global Takeover (Asfalt/Coalmine), which drops on November 18th. The Returners (aka Little & DJ Chwial) produce this exclusively, so expect some bangers throughout the project. The bonus cut isn't an album track, btw.

Shouts to Matt @ Coalmine!

Bonus Beats El Da Sensei ft. Skyzoo & King Magnetic "Do You" (prod. by The Returners)

The Equation Y=MC+P

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Here's a free LP entitled Y=MC+P from a duo that goes by the name The Equation. All of the rhymes are done by UllNevaNo, with beats from Knowledge. You can definitely hear some potential in these tracks, and I can't be mad at someone who is keeping that real Hip-Hop alive. The second half, for some reason, got me open more than the first half... some really Soulful vibes in the beats, and UllNevaNo pulls no punches.

[video] Beyonce On Oprah

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The Interview:


Performing "If I Were A Boy"

[video] Erick Sermon - Tim Westwood Freestyle

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[video] Colin Munroe Is The Unsung Hero Trailer

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Colin Munroe's Colin Munroe Is The Unsung Hero mixtape will drop on December 1st, featuring appearances by Wale, Mickey Factz, Joell Ortiz, Blaqstarr and Skyzoo. It will feature some special things, including "a revox of Bob Dylan’s “Who Killed Davey Moore” to a remake of Q-Tip’s J-Dilla-produced “Fever”" Should be a treat:



OnSMASH and www.unsunghero.tv will be dropping the tape on Dec. 1st, so keep your eyes peeled.

[video] Dear John Witherspoon: "Steroids"

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Che Grand x Amanda Diva x Blitz @ Knitting Factory (Nov. 19th, 2008)

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This is going to be a fresh show. If I left the house, I'd be in there!

Shouts to Alex at Move Forward Music.

SoulStice "Crash The Party"

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SoulStice "Crash The Party" (prod. by DJ Denox): Denox hit me with the "Crash The Party" single that's dropping from SoulStice very soon. It's some interesting music... here, I'll let Denox explain what the deal is with "Crash The Party":

Me and SoulStice have this track we’ll release next Monday, it’s called Crash The Party. We did something that has never been done before and tried to push the limits of hip-hop & bring it to another level: we did 3 remixes of our track in 3 different languages… one in English, one in Spanish and one in Korean!

This version is mastered; once the full single is set to drop, I got you. FYI, the "Spanish Remix" features Boogat, while the "Korean Remix" features Joe Brown. Shouts to Denox for lacing me!

Bonus Beats SoulStice ft. Chaundon "Crash The Party (American Remix)"

Whitney Houston Undefeated Cover?

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Whomever OK'd this needs to be shot. For a comeback, this is the worst look I've seen in a while. Fall back, Clive Davis. Via YBF.

EDIT Thanks to an anonymous commenter, and a bit of investigating based on that tip, it looks like this cover if a fake. Whitney's head has apparently been put on Naomi Campbell's body.

Stakato Respect The Architect Volume 4

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This fourth edition of Stakato's Respect The Architect series flips edits of a more Rock-ish design. That Joe Cuba edit kills me, I remember hearing that track in Crooklyn but not knowing what it is. That "Money" mashup is choice as well...

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Tracklist:

Barrett Strong - Money
Doobie Brothers - Listen To The Music
Joe Baatan - So Fine
Joe Cuba - Es Pito
Smashing Pumpkins - Killer In Me
Tragically Hip - Wheat Kings

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Fokis "Get Used To Me"

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Fokis ft. Danny Boy Money, E Cashe$ and Pabey "Get Used To Me" (prod. by B-Eezy): I dropped "Get Loose" like two weeks ago, and now have "Get Used To Me", another cut from Fokis' forthcoming A Walk Through MySpace project. If you're in the NY area, Fokis will be having a pre-album release party, with performances from himself, Donny Goines, Ques and many more! Hit the flier above for more details...

BGDB x RTD: Unifished Business Soundclash

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Lady Saw, Serani, Mavado, Vybz Kartel & Assassin "Unfinished Business (BGDB Soundclash)": I got the idea for this one from listening to Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg in the morning on Hot 97. Ciph is a Dance Hall head, and they play a blend of Serani's "No Games" and Mavado's "So Special" that got me open. I found more cats over that riddim and figured to rock another mega mix. Shouts to Enigmatik.

[video] The Herbaliser LIVE In France

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Britney Spears "Kill The Lights"

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Britney Spears "Kill The Lights": Looks like another Circus track has leaked. This is set to drop in, what, two weeks? Sounds like it might be a return to form for homegirl! I'm predicting a few million sold.

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Stakato Respect The Architect Volume 3

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The boy Stakato kicks it into anthem mode right now. Don't believe me? Throw on his edit of Bizzarre Inc's "Playing With Knives" and tell me that won't burn the party down. Elsewhere, some nice kicks punch up a classic Changing Faces jam, and we revisit some really vintage material. This one enduces sweat pon the dancefloor:

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Tracklist:

Bizzare Inc - Playing With Knives
Changing Faces - G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.
DJ Red Alert and Mike Slammer - In Effect
Everything But The Girl - Missing
Fast Eddie - Acid Thunder
Moloko - Forever More

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[video] Ill Bill "My Uncle"

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[video] Holliewood "No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn 2008" Trailer

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I hit you guys with Holliewood's "Brooklyn Keeps On Takin' It" back in May, and just got word on the trailer for his video, which will be premiering on Nov. 16th (to be followed by a BET run):

[video] Now On "Unwind" Trailer

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And I thought those beautiful covers were hot... peep the trailer to the "Unwind" video:



"Unwind" is taken from Now On's Tomorrow Already LP, which dropped Sept. 30th. Big up to Stephanie @ A-Side for the heads up.

Kanye West ft. Young Jeezy "Amazing"

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Kanye West ft. Young Jeezy "Amazing": Those BoBO niggas are definitely true to their word. Even if the conference call was a bit of a tease, they did say "Amazing" would be leaking in 15 minutes. Taken from 808's & Heartbreak, which is set to drop Nov. 24th?

Bonus Beats Ruby Hornet has transcribed 'Ye's nutty conference call comments.

Bonus Beats 2DB has posted two more Yeezy tracks up.

Bonus Beats Here's audio from Kanye's rant on the BoBO Conference call.

[video] PackFM "The Nigga Pass"

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[video] Up Trailer

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[video] 88 Keys "True Feelings"

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I was checking out 88 Keys' album this morning. I have been procrastinating on a drop I'm gonna do for Flawless Hustle about when I first discovered 88 Keys damn near 10 years ago. I am not gonna say The Death Of Adam is wack, but I think I need to give it a serious listen. In any case, 2DB threw up this video that Okayplayer premiered:

RTD's Hip Hop In The Soul Giveaway

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I told you guys I was holding a competition to win a copy of Hip Hop In The Soul, Cymarshall Law's new album with Mr. Joeker. Entry is simple: answer this question:

What duo produced Everliven Sound's (Cymarshall Law & Skit Slam) "Freedom" album?

Just send me the answer to khaldub@gmail.com with the subject HIP HOP IN THE SOUL GIVEAWAY; have this e-mail in to me by Nov. 18th, 2008. I will select the 3 winners at random, and your CD will be on its way! Simple, right? Shouts to Aubrey for the hookup.

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[video] Evidence & The Alchemist "So Fresh (Step Brothers)"

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Kanye West Conference Call Live-Blog

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The homey Enigmatik usually covers the BoBO Conference Calls, but since he will be out, I'll step in and keep you guys abreast to what Kanye West is talkin' 'bout...

1:38PM: While I appreciate them being thankful for my patience, you'd think a Hip-Hop Conference Call would have some gutter hold music.

1:39PM: Did you guys peep this article on MTV? When shall BP3 drop? I'm guessing summer 2K9.

1:44PM: Finally, we're live.

1:51PM: Whoa, how come when someone says "introduce yourself", a nigga has to go into a nutty 16. Then he says, you already know, but I don't know who it is.

1:52PM: Oh, it was punk-ass Ace Hood and DJ Khaled. I'm tired of that sandnigga.

1:53PM: If Gutta's album (which drops Nov. 18th) is a classic, I will drink coffee for an entire week.

1:55PM: The last thing I need is Ace Hood's contact info.

1:58PM: It's odd to hear Khaled not yelling. I almost don't recognize his voice.

2:02PM: Hey Ace, word to the wise: if Khaled is your mouthpiece, let him answer the Q's. You sound dumb with that "um to be honest, I don't even be knowing..."

2:04PM: Kanye in 2 seconds.

2:06PM: 2 minutes later; 'Ye is "playing his joint" to some cats out in the UK. Hearing him speak is kind of like speaking to drunk bums. You want to laugh, but then you realize he is really saying some shit.

2:07PM: Yo, he just said making music was a lot better than suicide. Christ, its that real, 'Ye?!

2:09PM: Props to the "nigga perspective" comment. Thing is, no matter how Pop they become, I really don't think that 50 would rhyme on these tracks, Yeezy.

2:11PM: Kanye's album is getting pushed up; they said the 24th (a Monday)? 'Ye said it's b/c they want those Thanksgiving sales, which ain't a bad look. Drop it on Nigga Friday. Also, BoBO will be leaking "Amazing" today. And now Jay dropping in February?

2:13PM: Who else makes music saying "What Would Jeezy Do"?

Alright, so another BoBO Conference Call is a wrap; 'Ye is dropping earlier than expected, Jay is dropping in Feb. 2009. Ace Hood is flopping dropping next week, and "Amazing" will be leaked on this blog in the next half hour or so. Holla.

[video] Pugz Atomz "Memorial"

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Featuring Dave Ghetto & Deuce Eclipse, and definitely a hype 8 bit animation:

[video] Richard Raw "Yes, Yes, Y'All" LIVE

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Bonus Beats Richard Raw "Yes, Yes, Y'All"

Stakato Respect The Architect Volume 2

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This pack is way more Hip-Hop-centric than Vol. 1. The Dr. Dre edit flips "Deep Cover" into some nasty Club-style bizness, and the other edits accentuate the instrumental a lot. Nice things you can bounce off the originals...

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Tracklist:

Biz Markie - Make The Music With Your Mouth
Buckshot Lefonque - Black Monday
Dr Dre and Snoop - RATTATTATTAT
Fearless Four - Rockin It
Jedi Mind Tricks - Rise Of The Machines
LL Cool J - Rampage

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