Saturday, November 01, 2008

[video] Madlib "For My Mans"

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



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

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

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

Mr. Scruff Ninja Tuna Mixtape

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

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Tracklist:

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

Smoke something and enjoy. Via The Fader.

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

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

Lauren London x 90210

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

Friday, October 31, 2008

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

This beat is smooth as fuck:

[video] Botchmania 56

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

Apparently, this is the Death Row Uncut OG version:



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

[video] Pharoahe Monch "Welcome To The Terrordome"

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

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

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

Fes Taylor "Shooting Stars"

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

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

Ryu Black "Chun Li"

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

[video] The Alchemist "Lose Your Life" Trailer

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

[video] Saigon "What A Life"

[video] Yo! Majesty "Club Action"

Halloween 2008 Playlist

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

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GET'CHA LATE PASS!


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



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

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

DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #36

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

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Tracklist:

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

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

JunClassic "MySpace Sensitivity"

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

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

Featuring Bobby Valentino:



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

[video] Black Milk "Give The Drummer Sum"

[video] Keyshia Cole "Playa Cardz Right"

Featuring 2Pac:

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

Featuring Ray J; NSFW:

[video] Barack Obama On The Daily Show

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

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



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

[video] Akon "I'm So Paid"

Featuring Lil' Wayne & Young Jeezy:

Ghostface Killah "Computer Love"

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

Shouts to OnSMASH for liberating this one, wordup.

The-Dream "Let Me See That Booty"

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

Props to BoBO for the heads up.

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

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

previous Both Nice "Intro" (Week 1)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

[video] Roll'n: Fabolous & Kid Capri

[video] Angels & Demons Teaser Trailer

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



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

The Revolution Begins With a Takeover v.2

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

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Tracklist:

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

Shouts to HipHopDX.

Night Of The Living Dead Mixtape Teaser

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

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

Keep it locked for this.

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

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

Props to BoBO for the link.

[video] Serius Jones "Good Guy"

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

Night Of The Living Dead Mixtape Cover+Trailer

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



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

[video] 40 Glocc's ThisIs50 Interview

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



Thanks to Enigmatik, on the low.

[video] "Tourette's Guy Tribute"

Ludachrist is at it again:

[video] Barack Obama's 30 Minute Infomercial

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

Edward Oberon - Exclusive Sonorous Music Mix

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

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Tracklist:

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

That beautiful funk for the morning or evening hours.

[video] T.I. Votes

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

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



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

Pharaoh The Old, The New & The Bangin’ Mixtape

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

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Tracklist:

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

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

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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

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

BGDB: Still Here

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

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

You know you're gonna grab it...

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Tracklist:

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

Shouts to audible treats.

DivaSpeakTV: Episode 32

[video] Obama Confesses to Socialist Leanings



You tell 'em, Barry.

Ludacris Theater Of The Mind Cover+Tracklist

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

Tracklist:

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

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

[video] Usher "Hush"

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

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

"Soulcakes" (Oct. 2008)

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

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Tracklist:

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

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

Wordsmith "God's Morning"

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

MAGr "Dealings"

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

[video] Evidence "The Layover"

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

NSFW:

Radiohead "Reckoner (Stephen Murray Remix)"

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

Big up to jon jon for this one.

[video] T.I. On Chelsea Lately



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

Brittany Bosco "Glitch"

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

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

[video] Cymarshall Law At Scribble Jam 2008



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

[video] Christina Aguilera "Keeps Gettin' Better"

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



Via Nah Right.

Che Grand Breakfast @ Wimbledon (ZFTP V.7)

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

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Tracklist:

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

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

Hudson Mohawke "Star Crackout"

Hudson Mohawke "Star Crackout": This is taken from All City Beatstrumental Series #6, the 6th of a 7-part series of EPs that has been dropping since March 2008, and will end in November 2008. This release will be limited to 500, so make sure you put your order in now.

Husdon Mo is on that shit.

[video] Eli Porter - Rare Import



heli0s2003 is the GOAT of this Eli Porter video-edit shit.

[video] Mariah Carey "I'm Stay In Love"

Fokis "Get Loose"

Fokis ft. Fordablok, Crosby & Adversaree "Get Loose" (prod. by D.C., scratches by DJ Grouch): Following up his 20/20 EP, Fokis uses this horn-lead banger to introduce us to his A Walk Through MySpace project. This track has that vintage, dusty feel to it; great cut to wake up to. Anyways, this project will introduce us to the many artists Fokis has met and collaborated with through MySpace. Fokis is also holding a design contest for this project; the winner will be designing the artwork, as well as the flyer design for the November 16th release party at the Pyramid Lounge in NYC. All those interested, submit your work to Fokis@fokis2k.com.

GLC I Ain't Even On Yet Mixtape

Early this morning, Andrew sent over a link (EDIT and a mirror) to the DJ Geno-hosted mixtape from GLC. A half-hour later, Z hits me with some video from the listening party:




All of this press, and GLC ain't even on yet. See how that worked?

Can't Noc The Hustle V.2: KnowxOne's Business


Dropping soon. Keep it locked to KNOWxONE's spot for more details.

EDIT And here it is (and here's a mirror).

It's finally here! After many months of preparation and collecting various tracks, tweaking the mix, switching up the tracklist and getting drops - it's all finally come together. The first ever, official KNOWxONE mixtape. I got together with my boys from Nocturnal Sound Krew whom have 2 back to back ITF World Championships under their belt because we did not want to put out a half-assed product. With all the mixtapes that are coming out everyday which are more or less on the mediocre side of things, we wanted to bring you back to the essence of the DJ - keeping it 100% Hip-Hop. We didn't go too overboard with the cuts & scratches, but it's subtly there. It's the little, smaller details that we hope you will notice & appreciate. Clocking in at just under 50 minutes, this mix takes you on a journey through some of the dopest songs that got it's swag on a 100,000 trillion, which have been gaining notoriety in the blogging community, as well as a few rarer tracks & exclusives. This is a first in a monthly series we will be pushing, so this is just the beginning. I hope you all enjoy this mix for what it's worth. If you need a re-up on any of the links, please email me and I will get another one up ASAP. This mixtape will also be available at in4mation, Fitted Hawaii, Kicks Hawaii and Dig Lifestyles - all streetwear stores in Hawaii. Please let me know if you'd like a hardcopy and I'll get one out to you. Thanks for peeping this and we appreciate any and all support we can get from you guys.

Enjoy.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Freeway "When They Remember"

Freeway "When They Remember": No, this is not new. This is off of Freeway's Free At Last LP. I'm just in a funky ass mood, and thinking about my homey locked down. He's been away for about a year and a half, and isn't due back for at least another year and a half. If not a lil' longer. I forget. I gotta send him a kite, post haste.

Anyways, when he touches down, I dream of DJing his welcome home party. I drop this as everyone raises their glasses up, and then pull that shit back mid-verse. He'll smile, then I'll re-drop it.

If that really happens, don't say khal told you so. Just be like "that nigga seen the future".

Akon Freedom Cover

While not due in stores until Dec. 2nd, I bet whatever single(s) leak from this album will be blasted all over the blogs and radio stations in the coming weeks/months.

[video] "Attacked by a McCain Supporter!"



Shouts to Enigmatik for the link.

previous The Backwards B

dead prez x UGHH

UGHH caught up with dead prez at a Rock The Bell show up in MA, and spoke to them on their forthcoming album, a new magazine (Ammo), 2Pac, the ideas behind "RBG" and much more...

VIDEO Part 1 \ Part 2

Bonus Beats dead prez ft. Malcolm X "PolitriKKKs" [via 2DB]

Joe Budden Halfway House Mixtape

It's here, finally.

DOWNLOAD

Tracklist:

01. Intro
02. On My Grind
03. Overkill (Feat. Heartbreak)
04. Check Me Out
05. Sidetracked
06. Slaughterhouse (Feat. Joell Ortiz, Nino Bless, Crooked I & Royce Da 5′9″)
07. Under The Sun
08. The Soul
09. Anything Goes
10. Go To Hell
11. Just To Be Different
12. Touch & Go

Word is you can cop two bonus cuts if you buy this direct from Amaglam Digital. Shouts to BGDB for the links and info.

Common Universal Mind Control Cover+Tracklist

I really don't have high hopes for this project at all, but what can you do?

Tracklist:

01. Universal Mind Control
02. Punch Drunk Love (Feat. Kanye West)
03. Make My Day (Feat. Cee-Lo Green)
04. Sex 4 Sugar
05. Announcement (Feat. Pharrell Williams)
06. Gladiator
07. Changes
08. Inhale
09. What a World
10. Everywhere

In stores December 9th. Shouts to OnSMASH.

PS Did Common and Q-Tip design the covers at the same time?

Monsta - Riddims

My boy Monsta hooked up a special mix of Dancehall riddims - no DJs, no vocals, just the beats. Did he include any of your favorites?

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Tracklist:

1 BAD MOVIE
2 ENGINE
3 PEPPER SPRAY
4 SELF DEFENCE
5 LIQUID
6 BAD KALIC
7 HUMMER
8 BOUNCE
9 SOUR DIESEL
10 BAD COMPANY
11 BIG UP
12 MAD ANTS
13 THE MIX
14 MUDD UP
15 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
16 TAI CHI
17 TEMPO
18 G-STRING
19 SUPA CHARGE
20 WIFEY

Light up ya spliff!

[video] Mazzi - Walking Blog #7

Ying Yang Twins "Wild Out"

Ying Yang Twins ft. Da Musicianz "Wild Out": These guys still have a deal? Anyone checking Simp and Imp-I mean these yellin' ass niggas?

"HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!" Yo, this is retarded. Nigga actually chants "gotta lotta booty in ya pants, in ya pants"!?!

Props to Z for this one.

Iller Than Theirs Wash Rinse EP

Iller Than Theirs closed out their debut album with a cut entitle "Wash, Rinse, Repeat". They decided to have some fun and flipped a four-track EP in that vein. You can grab it, for free. Shouts to ITT and Radio Belly for this one.

[video] Behind The Scenes: Young Jeezy "Crazy World"

[video] Brother Ali x M.anifest

[video] Mr. Lif Speaks On I Heard It Today

"Beer Before Liquor" (Oct. 2008)

I've seriously cut down on my drinking. While I used to be downing Heinekens everyday after work for the better part of 3 years, I'm now more of a weekend drinker, with MAYBE a glass of wine one weeknight. And even when I do drink, its mostly a 40 of OE or something. Anyways, a few years back, in an Olde English-haze, I discovered dubstep from that infamous Dubstep Wars set from Mary Anne Hobbs' show, and was hooked, primarily b/c its an extension of the classic Dub sounds I know and love. I don't know if its BECAUSE of the malt liquor or not, but something about Dubstep and beer always does me right.

Now, I've also promised a return to the Dub Sessions series I haven't touched on since Sept. 2007; to be honest, I've done mixes, including like 3 Dubstep mixes, but haven't been happy with them. I'd been wanting to do more actual "mixing", and I think doing those mixes helped me. Here's the first of the Dubstep mixes I am putting out, spanning a host of tunes I've loved from the last year+. I'm happy with how this one came out, but I didn't get to fit in some dubs that I've gotten... so I have to do another one. That one might get a bit weirder...

"Liquor before beer, you're in the clear. Beer before liquor, never been sicker!"

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Tracklist:

01/Riko "Mugged Off"
02/Chase & Status "Eastern Jam"
03/Starkey "Stripped Gutted"
04/Benny Page "Step Out"
05/High Rankin' "Cop Killa"
06/DZ "Dr. Wiggles" b/w Pure "Midi Out"
07/Kid Sister "Pro Nails (Rusko Remix)"
08/TC "Where's My Money (Caspa Remix)"
09/Lil' Wayne "A Milli (Optimus Grime Remix)"
10/Jakes "2 Steps Back"
11/The Others "Light Up Your Spliff"
12/Coki "Burnin'"
13/Coki "All Of A Sudden"
14/Komonazmuk "For Real"
15/Tes La Rok "Lickashot"
16/Benga "26 Basslines"
17/The Bug ft. Warrior Queen "Poison Dart (Skream Remix)"
>> interlude: "Beaumont's Lament"
18/Scuba "Beta"
19/Ashburner "Meaning Dub"

Shouts to KNOWxONE for his inquiries about more Dubstep on RTD. I might have to churn another one of these before the end of the year.

Jasmine Ray "For Life"

Jasmine Ray "For Life": I wasn't going to post this generic, marching drums Pop track, but then I happened upon homegirl's MySpace page and saw the above pic. With pics like that, I'll post anything with her name on it.

Shouts to BoBO.

Fred Knuxx "Slaying The Track"

Fred Knuxx "Slaying The Track" (prod. by Denox): Canada's DJ Denox hooks up with Fred Knuxx for another piano-banging stormer. Dude definitely does what it says on the tin... No word where this is ending up, so grab it while its out there!

Kooley High "Handle My Biz"

Kooley High ft. Skyzoo & Halo "Handle My Biz" (prod. by Foolery) [dirty / clean]: Going through the inbox, and got hit with two Kooley High jawns. Anything with a Skyzoo feature these days is bound to get some spins, and this one doesn't disappoint at all. KH is sounding like a problem right abotu now.

Bonus Beats Kooley High "Gettin' Up (Remix)"

Dub "Araab Joint"

Dub "Araab Joint" (prod. by AraabMUZIK): Team Aura's Dub comes correct with a nasty heatrock for the cold winter months. Two points for the Cactus Jack/Dude Love lines. Keep your eyes peeled out for dude.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

[video] Estelle "Come Over"

Featuring Sean Paul:

See ya later, HBO

I've had a TV in my bedroom since '86, '87. Yeah, I was kind of young, but my mom wanted to make sure I had NES to my self (thanks, mom). Anyways, ever since I was a lil' yout, I watched a shitload of TV, and saw many a movie on Home Box Office (a station that originated out of NJ). This weekend, due in part to this lovely recession that's going on, I ended up deciding to get rid of the "Silver Package" that Cablevision offers, which included losing all of my HBO (and HBO-affiliated) channels. No more HBO On Demand, either.

I'm not terribly upset, for I really only watched shit like The Sopranos, OZ and Curb Your Enthusiasm On Demand, anyways. It's a big chunk of my life, though - I swore by HBO, back when Prism and Showtime still had good programming, I stayed true to HBO. From the hilarious comedy specials to groundbreaking documentaries, and the emergence of the Cable TV Drama, I road until the wheels fell off.

I won't miss HBO, unless a new program starts up. But it feels weird as fuck.

Kanye West "Coldest Winter"

Kanye West "Coldest Winter": So, as per eskay, the above is said to be the official cover for 808's & Heartbreak. There's also been a few CDQ leaks from this jawn, and they are contained in this post. Shouts to Enigmatik for the heads up.

Bonus Beats: Kanye West "Robocop"

EDIT Kanye twitty: I DID NOT LEAK ROBOCOP!!!.THAT'S NOT EVEN THE FINISHED VERSION... I'M PRETTY UPSET ABOUT IT BUT THAT'S THE WAY LIFE IS SOMETIMES!

I wonder who leaked it, though... big up to E once again for hipping me to that.