Archive for 12/01/2008 - 01/01/2009

[video] Box Car Kings Vol. 1

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Shouts to the cats over at filthism.com for this:

Somobe ft. The Jake "Building (Feel This One Remix)"

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Somobe ft. The Jake "Building (Feel This One Remix)": Sometimes, you just have to give it up for niggas who flip a collage of sounds into a hypnotic beat, and come thoro on the mic. This is that shit that reminds me of the days when UGHH on college radio was my life.

thejakebeats.blogspot.com \ www.myspace.com/zzzzzj

Superstar L.T. ft. Freeway "Philly 2 Beantown"

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Superstar L.T. ft. Freeway "Philly 2 Beantown": Here's a collabo between Philly's Freeway and Clinton Sparks' new artist, Superstar L.T.. He's gearing up for his Clinton Sparks-assisted mixtape, Voice Of The City, as well as a DVD documentary that will be dropping the same day. He's already getting in the studio with cats like DJ Khaled, Akon, Rick Ross, Ray J and others, so expect to be hearing homey's name in a bit. Or, as Clinton would say... g-g-g-g-g-get familiar!

Here's the trailer to the documentary:




Bonus Beats Superstar L.T. "Risk My Life" [clean / dirty]

Mos Def "Quiet Dog"

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Mos Def "Quiet Dog": Shake says this is the 2nd single from Mos' forthcoming Ecstatic LP. I say I am feeling it. Sounds like a banger that took a trip to the juke joint. Nice swing in that beat, and Mos kicks it effortlessly.

Stones Throw Podcast 41

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The image says it all. Stones Throw says more: "J. Rocc's DJ set recorded live on New Year's Day 2009 at The Do-Over in Los Angeles. Thanks to The Do-Over's Haycock, Strong and Blacc.

Host: Aloe Blacc. Foto: Azul* "

DOWNLOAD \ iTunes \ XML

RAtheMC, Fred Knuxx, Balance & Wordsmith "Freestyle"

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RAtheMC, Fred Knuxx, Balance & Wordsmith "Freestyle" (prod. by Judah): Props to Wordsmith for passing this fresh track to me. Looks like the new breed is a tight unit, and willing to go for broke. The Funkadelic Freestyles College Radio Semester Premiere is going down tonight (check out GW Radio from 8PM to 10PM), and features both Judah and RAtheMC, as well as And1's own Prime Objective. You see how Web 2.0 is bringing niggas together!?

MP3 link swiped from Shake.

Soulja Boy "Big Faces"

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Soulja Boy "Big Faces" (prod. by Cookin' Soul): Wow, talk about unexpected. Soulja Boy over some slick CS shit!? AND its on some futuristic old school shit? I love it. Not even mad at SB's remedial raps on this one. This can be found on that Tell 'Em TV mixtape, from DJ Woogie & Soulja Boy, which also features the CS-produced "Angel Girl".

Cy Yung "3 Little Pigs"

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Cy Yung "3 Little Pigs" (prod. by Centric): Here's track #19 off that Back 2 Lyfe: The Return Of Greatness mixtape. I might need to get my son up on this rendition, he loves when I read Three Little Pigs to him.

Watch out for Cy Yung's contribution to Offshore Drilling...

[video] Pharoahe Monch OnDaSpot Freestyle

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Big up to swift for this one.

[video] Christina Milian "Us Against The World"

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Katy Perry "I Kissed A Girl (J. Slikk Remix)"

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Katy Perry ft. Cy Yung "I Kissed A Girl (J. Slikk Remix)": Slikk sent me an early version of this remix a few weeks ago, and I feel in love with the total 180 he gave the original. The original is all new school hedonism, while this one is a lot more seductive, more sensual and raw. Sounds like a version Katy would play in concert to flip the script. The homey Cy Yung goes in and imitates that processed vocal in a hilarious send-up. Some seriously great music here.

Watch out for more from the BPA in 2009 - it's their year, definitely.

PS I love posting Katy Perry pics, b/c in the words of Tron, "Katy got some big ol' ti-ttays!".

JaY-OvA "U Gots Ta Chill"

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JaY-OvA "U Gots Ta Chill": Here's a blend that the homey JaY-OvA sent over, dropping the acapella from T.I.'s "What You Know" over Michael Jackson's "Stranger In Moscow". You might be scratching your head, but trust - get a glass of that good 'gac, maybe put a bit of something in the air and cool out to this. Be on the lookout for his next mixtape as well!

Nas "Fear Of Mandingo"

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Nas "Fear Of Mandingo" (prod. by Green Lantern): I dropped the mixtape this was heard on (DJ Degreez & Nas' El Dorado Black Project) over on BGDB, and I got an e-mail today with the No DJ version being dropped, and saw that Shake liberated it as well. Enjoy these!

Bonus Beats Nas "Something Foul"

Coast 2 Coast Cypher #1

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Lil' Fats ft. Sha Stimuli, Cymarshall Law, Add 2, Jusmula, Miz & St. Laz "Coast 2 Coast Cypher #1" (prod. by Young Asap): The beginning of 2009 marked the beginning of the Coast 2 Coast Cyphers from Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes. This first one is taken from the Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Vol. 63, which is set to drop later this week. Gotta love cyphers, right?

[video] Dubya's Final Presidential News Conference

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Good riddance, Dubya:



I am so glad to see George W. Bush gone.

[video] Mazzi - Walking Blog #18

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[video] Pete Rock At Amoeba

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Here's an interview and live in-store that Pete Rock did at Amoeba back in March of 2008:

BGDB Presents Boom Shottas Part 4

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My boy Enigmatik comes with the fourth edition of his Boom Shottas series. And a sexy gyal to play the cover model.

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Tracklist:

BGDB Intro
Last Man Standing (Don't Run) - Vybz Kartel
Coward - Kip Rich
Wanted Man - Beenie Man
Dem A Ediot - Tifa f/Timberlee
Not The Same - Mr. Lex
Fire - B-Real f/Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley
Hustling - Busy Signal
Push Over - D'Angel
Di Flavor - Buju Banton
Flex - Shaggy
Smoke Some High Grade - Busy Signal
Ramping Shop - Vybz Kartel f/Spice
In Da Car Back (Push David Push) - Mavado
Pretty Please - Shabba Ranks
Why Dem Girls - Sean Paul
So Special - Mavado
The Ol' Chair - Busy Signal
Tell Dem - Aidonia
Stinkin' Rich - Serani
All About My Money - Busy Signal
Hope - Cham
So Blessed - Mavado
Plead My Cause - Junior X
BGDB Outro

related Part 1 \ Part 2 \ Part 3

Ciara "Roll Call"

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Ciara ft. Lil' Wayne & Lil' Jon "Roll Call" (prod. by Lil' Jon): There's been a bunch of tracks that Ciara has leaked over the last few months - I guess she had to go to Lil' Jon, who's crafted some major ish for her, and the current wunderkid, Weezy, for this new one. Will she be next on 50's hit list for this one?

Props to OnSMASH.

PS Lil' Jon ruins the song when he gets on the mic. Save that for your club anthems, fam.

[video] B.o.B. "I'll Be In The Sky"

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[video] Jim Jones "Byrdgang Swagger"

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Jim Jones the character > Jim Jones the rapper.

[video] Extended Notorious Trailer

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Here's the "Juicy" version:

Excess Bangers 8: Practice Makes Playoffs

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Highbrid Nation gets +10 for the ill cover. Another +20 for hot selection in this one. Enjoy!

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Tracklist:

01.EMiNEM Ft.50 CENT & Dr.DRE-Crack A Bottle(FINAL VERSION)
02.50 Cent - Heartless Monster
03.N.O.R.E. ft. Capone, Busta Rhymes, Ron Brownz-Rotate
04.B-Real Ft. Damian Marley-Fire
05.Josh Franks Ft. T.I., Slim Thug & Bun-B-Dro By Da Pound (Dirty)
06.N.O.R.E.-N.Y. Groove
07.GZA(Genius) ft. Bronze Nazareth-7 pounds
08.50 Cent-I Get It In
09.Freeway ft.Lloyd Banks-Reperations
10.Swizz Beatz ft. Lil Wayne-Up In This Club
11.Grandmaster Flash Ft. Busta Rhymes-Bounce Back
12.Hot Stylz Ft. Slim, Yung Joc-Ooh Yeah
13.Grandmaster Flash Ft. Red Cafe, Snoop Dogg, Lynn Carter-Swagger
14.Kid Cudi-Sky High
15.Jay Rock, Problem, Bangloose, Yung Bruh-Bonified Hustla
16.Max B-So Wavy(rmx)

PS - Go Eagles!... no? Oh well.

Tigersapien "Youth & Vitality (Designer Drugs Remix)"

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Tigersapien "Youth & Vitality (Designer Drugs Remix)": Here's the latest leak from Tigersapien and this cut is, arguably, the one that heads have been waiting for. Fucking aggressive music here, and it has anthem written all over it. I could see this doing SERIOUS damage to bassbins. Really diggin' what I'm hearing so far...

Bonus Beats Tigersapien "God Knows"

related Tigersapien "Right Angles"

Seryiouz "Street Lights"

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Seryiouz "Street Lights" (prod. by Grant Parks): Here's free download 3 of 4 from Grant Parks' forthcoming compilation. I got a feeling Inauguration Day is going to be a major one for Hip-Hop releases. Here's the tracklist for this comp:

1. INTRO - WHAT IS A MIRACLE
2. GP & THE DOT - SADAT X FEAT. TWANIE RANKS (TWAN)
3. SUNSET - PUGS ATOMZ FEAT. WES RESTLESS
4. WHAT YOU GONE DO - RENO CHINATI
5. BUILD/DESTROY - DOCTOR WHO FEAT. SADAT X
6. POWER 92 HOT BOYZ (FREESTYLE) - KRS ONE
7. TODAYS LESSON - KRS ONE, PRIME & QUE B.I.L.L.A.H.
8. KEEP IT GANGSTA - (CMS) CO-STILL, M.DUBBZ & STRAW(THA VEGAS DON) FEAT. DIAMOND BOY
9. U GOT TO BE STRONG - TWANIE RANKS (TWAN) FEAT. PUGS ATOMZ
10. NO GUTS NO GLORY - ANONYMOUS(THE GREAT)
11. HEY YOU - CRYSTAL LAJUENE
12. STREET LIGHTS - SERYIOUZ
13. I WANNA DANCE - SADAT X FEAT. CRYSTAL LAJUENE
14. ESP51.COM (INTERVIEW) - GRANT PARKS
15. EVERYBODY WANNA BE A GANGSTA - TWANIE RANKS (TWAN)
16. SPOT BACK (FREESTYLE) - TURTLE BANXX
17. VEGAS GANGSTA'S - STRAW (THA VEGAS DON)
18. SHOP WITH ME - KENNY BOGUS FEAT. TURTLE BANXX
19. GOT THE LIGHT - NEMESIS
20. STOP THE VIOLENCE (INTERVIEW) - KRS ONE
BONUS
21. SELF DESTRUCTION 2009 - KRS ONE, TWISTA, SYLEENA JOHNSON, PHIL G.,
CRUCIAL CONFLICT, KENNY BOGUS, STRAW(THA VEGAS DON) & PUGS ATOMZ
REMIXES
22. SWAGGER LIKE CHI (GRANT PARKS REMIX) - NALEDGE, MARVO, REALLY DOE,
BUMP J, MIKKEY & GLC
23. WUTHAM (GRANT PARKS REMIX) - JAK FROST FEAT. SHAWNNA

Be on the lookout for it!

[video] Barack Obama On This Week (Jan. 11th 2009)

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I missed watching this earlier today; it's on my DVR, but for those who didn't know that my BLCKPRSDNT was on ABC, here you go:

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3

[video] Exile "We're All In Power"

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Terry Urban How My Brain Works 2

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Here's a fresh mixtape from Terry Urban, chock full of blends from all kinds of genres.

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Tracklist:

1. Lil Wayne Feat. Coldplay- Viva La Millie
2. Busta Rhymes Feat. Dream- Love Your Party Girl
3. Dream Feat. AC/DC & Audio Two- Top Billin Beotch
4. James Brown Feat. Jay Z, J.D. & En Vogue- Payback Aint A Thang
5. Beatles Feat. Van Halen & Lil Jon- All Good Children Go To Hell
6. Motley Crue Feat. J.T. Money & Santogold- Who Dat Shoutin
7. Beyonce Feat. The Cure- Emo Ladies
8. Corey Delaney- Party Intermission
9. E.L.O. Feat Doug E. Fresh- Ayo Evil Woman
10. Iron Maiden Feat. Tag Team- Whoomp There's The Hills
11. Journey Feat. Shawty Lo- Separate Ways Haters
12. Shawty Lo Feat. Billy Joel- Dey Know My Life
13. Dream- Ghetto Falsetto
14. Jay Z Feat. Kid Cudi- Party Day N Night
15. Terry Urban- My Ode To O.D.B.
16. Ol' Dirty Bastard Feat. Yuukichan's Papa- Shimmy Shimmy Mega Man
17. Jay Z Feat. E.S.G.- The R.O.C.ketship Has Landed
18. Wu Tang Clan Feat. Billy Idol- Cream Without A Face
19. Metallica Feat. Bust Rhymes & Lil Wil- Dougie Batteries
20. Surfer- So Pitted Intermission
21. Lil Wayne Feat. The Eagles- I Cant Tell You Why Ms.Officer
22. Bobby Valentino Feat. Martha Reeves & Toni Basil- Disneyland Heatwave
23. Bon Jovi Feat. Tela- Wanted Sho Nuff
24. MGMT Feat. Q Tip- Electric Stop
25. N.W.A. Feat. Jimmy Spicer- Dolla Bill Bitches
26. Clipse Feat. Slim Thug & Nu Shooz- I Can't Wamp
27. Lil Wayne Feat. Buffalo Springfield- Thinking Of What Its Worth


You know you love it.

Tech Supreme I Luv 2 H8 U EP

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Props to my homey Tech Supreme for starting out 2009 with a free EP of that Soul music. I say "Soul" because it's that shit that hits you deep in your core. From the post over on his blog, this EP is a "collection of songs dealing with a woman". Notice the title - this ain't no picnic. But those beats are FIRE, and he goes into some deep shit in this one.

DOWNLOAD I Luv 2 H8 U EP \ myspace.com/techproductions

Take It Personal

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I grew up reading. I was reading on my own at age 3, and when I got into something, I had to read all I can on it. So, between issues of Pro Wrestling Illustrated and WWF Magazine, I got consumed by magazines like Rap Pages, The Source and Vibe, with XXL to follow suit. So, whether directly or indirectly, I've followed Danyel Smith and Elliott Wilson's work for a while. If you don't know, they are a happily married couple, and have started their own podcast. And its the kind of shit that Hip-Hop nerds like myself are into: healthy conversation, keeping sure to balance both sides of the Hip-Hop spectrum (true school vs. what's poppin' now), as well as injecting that humor that's always necessary. It's not as bugged and testosterone-fueled as Juan Epstein, and I'm glad it's not. It's the kind of podcast I think I'd do if I had someone else to bullshit with.

Here's episode one - if you love that, check out episode two, which just popped off.

Master 3 Light Up The Darkness Preview

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The homey Master 3 has a new album on the horizon entitled Light Up The Darkness, which is loosely based on the events in the 2007 film I Am Legend. He hit me off with two tracks from this project, and asked that the wealth be shared:

Here are his comments on both tracks: "The first song, The Day Before Tomorrow, is an R&B-tinged reflection on how we'd react if the world was ending in a day. Heroin Heroine is a decidedly darker track, spit over Atmosphere's The Woman With The Tattooed Hands, and it chronicles the destruction caused by an unhealthy addiction to the fairer sex." The cover art was done by Ishaq Fahim. When I get more info on this, I got you.

Joulz Il "Fuel (My Microphone)" [snippet]

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Joulz Il "Fuel (My Microphone)" [snippet]: Here's the first peek into the Offshore Drilling project I'm working on in promoting Kid Hum's Fossil Fuel album. The track heard here is "Fuel", and what you get is a tagged-up snippet of verses 1 & 2 from Dallas, Texas' own Joulz Il. Some fine lyricism over that piano-driven track. Joulz' "Northern Lights" piece in the first verse is what hooked me, instantly. Hopefully this will help light a fire under the cats who are still working on their parts, too!

Bonus Beats Joulz Il vs. T-Pain "Phantom That (rock the dub VIP)": this blend is a direct result of the reasoning behind Entity Starr and Joulz Il remixing "Imagine That". I hope you enjoy!

DJ G-Spot Midwest Invasion 9

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Shouts to DJ G-Spot for hitting me with his latest mixtape. As the title mentions, this tape features that fresh Hip-Hop from the middle of our country. Kanye West, Eminem, Murphy Lee, Copywrite, Mikkey Halsted, Mick Luter, Bizzy Bone and others are all featured.

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Tracklist:

01. Midwest Invasion / Crazy Lady With A Mixtape Intro
02. ROB – Watch Me Ride By
03. Bizzy Bone feat Jesty Beats – On Everything I Love
04. Young Maggz feat OJ The Juiceman – Bussin Bricks Down
05. Zelakhan feat Phoenix Jones – Poppin’ Wheelies
06. Khadijah – Hola
07. DreDay – She A Groupie
08. Phoenix Jones feat Great Dame – Retardo
09. Tech N9NE – Like Yeah
10. Young Ray – Goblin
11. Young Maggz feat Gucci Mane – Mountain Due
12. Phoenix Jones – Family Guy (showtime rmx)
13. Drastic – Midwest Finesse
14. Mikkey Halsted – La La
15. Al Fatz – St Clair Luv
16. Kanye West – Flute Flow
17. Mick Luter feat Mic Terror – Here We Go
18. Eminem feat Dr Dre & 50 Cent – Crack A Bottle
19. Murphy Lee feat Chingy & Gena – Look At Her Go
20. Twizted Mind - Right & Write
21. Block XChange - Freak U Out
22. Copywrite feat KingDOM & A-One - In Box (ODOT/Man Bites Dog)
23. Nasa Boy Gang – Big
24. Ron Paul - In The Hood Getting Money (bonus track)

Burn this to CD and blast this on your way to the club!

Remedial Reality TV: Real Chance Fight Club

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I don't watch this show, but I'm kind of pissed I missed this - even though it looks like some seriously staged bullshit:



Do bottles break that easily over a bitch head? I also like how it went from "man I'm just chillin' with my ladies" to "SHUT UP FOO WASSCRACKIN'?!?!?" - and where's the blood!??! Dude got cracked in the head with a bokkle, and there's no sign of blood? Comedy.

F.A.T. "What's It Gonna Be"

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F.A.T. "What's It Gonna Be": Here's the first fruit of the partnership Fresh As Tommi inked with Gallic Wars. This is taken from the G-Unit & Gallic Wars Presents Hell On Earth: Chaos & Anarchy mixtape, which is hosted by Hot Rod, and will be available for free download on Jan. 30th. They go in with that sultry R&B stylee over the "Ayo Technology" instrumental. I love that beat.

[video] Snoop Dogg "Staxxx In My Jeans"

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Featuring Rook & The Father Hood Family:

[video] Mr. Kennedy Shaves Rosenberg's Hair

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This is taken from Friday's Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg. Mr. Kennedy is one of my favorite personalities in the WWE right now - his whole ring entrance is the shit. Go cop his DVD if you're so inclined.

Windows 7 Beta

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I personally have no desire to fuck with a new Windows OS as of yet (hell, I just bought my wife a netbook BECAUSE it had XP on it), but for those who just need to be on that cutting edge, The Leak Source has provided direct links to the new Windows 7 Beta.

DOWNLOAD: Windows 7 Beta (x86) \ Windows 7 Beta (x64)

Chamillionaire Mixtape Messiah 6

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I wasn't really the biggest fan of Chamillionaire when he first came out, I'll admit. I like that he's definitely consistent, and that he doesn't give a fuck about what's popular - he is gonna do his thing regardless. Here's his latest mixtape.

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Tracklist:

1. Best Rapper Alive
2. Love of Money Feat. Trae Tha Truth
3. Throwdest in the game
4. Mixtape Murder
5. The Evaluation
6. One Day Feat. J-Dawg
7. That’s You
8. Track Wrecka Feat. Lil Flip
9. Everything Feat Crooked I
10. Switch Styles Reloaded
11. Murder They Wrote Feat. Killa Kyleon & Lil Ray
12. Roy Wood Jr. Outta Jail Skit
13. For the Moment
14. Shawty Feat. Chalie boy
15. Venom on the Way
16. Shine So Clean Feat. Lil Keke
17. Expensive Crack Pipe
18. Judge Judy
19. Nothin Else to Say
20. BONUS SONG

Shouts to BGDB, by way of nation.

Lil' Wayne ft. Pharrell "Yes"

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Lil' Wayne ft. Pharrell "Yes": Here's another one of those NMC exclusives. This one is major though... apparently no one else has it. What's funny is, this shit sounds like Skateboard P been fucking with that Dubstep (dare I say THUGSTEP?!?!), ya feel? That bassline is kind of serious, right? I haven't been fucking with Weezy joints as of late, but this might be my favorite joint of his since "A Milli". Oh, that Chuck D "YES!" scratch? Icing on the cake.

THIS is the kind of shit I listen to when I'm 3/4 the way into a 40. Can I get an instrumental, with the "YES!" scratch in it!?

Via nation by way of Splash.

Infamous ft. The Jeanyus "The Session"

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Infamous ft. The Jeanyus "The Session": Gotta love exclusives. Shouts to Infamous and The Black Committee for hooking rock the dub with this one. Watch out for A Taste Of Chicago 2, which is set to drop Summer 2009 (you can check out A Taste Of Chicago here). Jeanyus goes IN on his, by the way. Don't sleep! Thanks to them for hooking this one up.

related The Black Table Committee "A Taste Of Chicago"

Kanye West "Love Lockdown (High School Crush Remix)"

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Kanye West "Love Lockdown (High School Crush Remix)": High School Crush is the fuzzy electro-lovechild of Danny Intrikut and Just Jeryl. Yesterday, Jeryl sent me a link to this remix while I was at work, and I almost had to leave the job. This remix does what most of the remixes I've received couldn't: it injects some funk and feeling behind Kanye's cold verses. Most remixes seemed like they were trying to match what Kanye did with this joint, while HSC turned gave Kanye a batch of Jolt! cola, turned him upside down, and shook him all about.

Media Contender got the (enviable) task of leaking this one to the masses, so I have to give them props in this. But I'm not happy about it!

Bonus Beats High School Crush "Raging Clue"

"Hip-Hop Needs Balance" T-Shirt

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Saw this link in my boy Trackstar's Gmail status, then got intrigued; I'm a Libra (the Scales), plus I'm a fan of the balance in the Hip-Hop. Then I got further intrigued when I realized that the tee was Trackstar's idea. For $15, you should cop one, too - you even get two free CDs with your purchase! Sizes range from M through XXXL. Go grab one.

[video] Quest M.C.O.D.Y. "You" LIVE

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Check out my homey Quest M.C.O.D.Y. performing "You" LIVE with a band:



If you're feeling this, make sure you check out his website, www.mylightproject.com, to keep up to date - and join in on the movement!

Atlantic Connection "New Dawn"

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Atlantic Connection "New Dawn": Here's some free DnB from the homey Atlantic Connection. He let this one loose to give some promo for his label, Westbay Recordings, which has a slew of new releases on deck for 2009. Hit up this post from my homey Jeryl for more information on that, as well as a mix from new signee Submorphics.

[video] Katy Perry "Thinking Of You"

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Ryan Leslie Ryan Leslie Cover

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This album is finally dropping on February 10th, 2009.

Friday, January 9th 2009 playlist

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TGIF out this bitch. I'm so glad this work week is over. RIP to those we lost this week.

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I remember going on a class trip right before 8th grade, rockin' a tape recording mad Power 99 underground shows. This video, provided by the good folks at BoomBoxxMixtape, was one of my favorites off that tape...

The D&D All-Stars "1,2 Pass It"


It's weekend time! Onandonandonandonandonand!

Jadakiss "Can't Stop Me"

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Jadakiss "Can't Stop Me": Here's a clean, unmastered blast of "audio heroin" from the homey Jadakiss of his forthcoming album, which is now set to drop in March. I haven't been mad at the material I've heard leaked so far, but who's to say what the full length is going to sound like.


Shouts to BoBO for this one.
Bonus Beats Jadakiss "I Stay Ten Toes Down" [via Clockwork Music]

Nico The Beast "Underground Kings"

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Nico The Beast ft. Reef The Lost Cause "Underground Kings" (prod. by Alex Wood): Damn, I guess that ill Hip-Hop was waiting for 2009 to show its face. I been waiting for cats to body tracks like Nico and Reef did. This is taken from Nico's Dinner Is Served mixtape, and features DJ Nex Millen on the cut.


Props to the homey Dom for this one.

Kid Hum On Fossil Fuel Samples

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Going through my RSS feeds, I noticed an article Kid Hum did for T.R.O.Y., discussing the samples he used for his recently-released instrumental Hip-Hop album, Fossil Fuel. Dude is on his grind with the publicity right now, which includes this very blog. If everything goes according to plan, you should be getting a compilation that I'm working on, with Hum's blessing, called Offshore Drilling, which is essentially some of my favorite MCs going IN over Kid Hum's tracks off this amazing album. So far, Junclassic and Joulz Il have each turned in some sick renditions of his joints, and I'm in talks with a host of other cats to get in on this project. Once I get deeper into it, I might slide that Joulz Il track a bit early, as a teaser. I'll keep you informed!

Rukus "Dear Tatiana"

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Rukus "Dear Tatiana" (prod. by Kid Konnect): I haven't yet found the words to describe how I feel about the disgusting atrocity of the Oscar Grant murder. The boy Jonny Walker pretty much expressed exactly how I was feeling, and Rukus, with Kid Konnect on the beat, took it a step further. Here's Ruk's words on this track, and the situation: "The song is basically my attempt first at an open letter to Tatiana, the family, and then anyone willing to listen. Its not a calling out of the police; its not a call for blood or riots; i mean I could list all the injustices that occur on a daily/weekly basis involving the police. But this is not that song...this is just a reminder of what happens when people are gone...who is left behind, how we perceive life, and basically how I felt as a young black man upon seeing the video and what I imagine I would tell that little girl who has lost her father." I can only imagine what my family would have to go through if this happened to me.

Ruk also passed along this link, for those who want to get "be a part of the process to bring the police officer and his department to justice". I pray for the family of Oscar Grant, and hope that he rests in peace.

DJ Cable "Work It 'Til Infinity"

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DJ Cable "Work It 'Til Infinity": The homey DJ Cable is back and on his grind with these blends. Check out his DJ-friendly blend of Missy's "Work It" over that classic Souls of Mischief jam, "'93 Til Infinity".

Give A Goat (Jan. 2009)

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In December of 2007, I remember watching Good Morning America with my wife, and a story about World Vision allowing people to cop goats for people in countries where that's necessary hit home. Not that I need goats, but it seemed way more practical and interesting that just sending money to a random organization and getting a baseball card with a kid on it. This past Christmas, they had the story on again, but this time I got intrigued, and hit up the World Vision website. I saw a spot where I could order a gift catalog, and recently got mine in the mail. I was amazed with the stuff you could buy for those in need worldwide: goats, chickens, backpacks filled with supplies for school, water pumps, vaccines, etc., all going to a great cause. I then realized I have a blog that gets a decent number of hits daily, and figured I should do something...

So, my idea for 2009 (well, one of my ideas) is to give a goat every month. I really want to do more, but to gauge the response, I'm going with the goat. In their most recent catalog, goats run $75 a pop. You figure 15 people pony up $5, that's the goat right there. Easy cheese, right? So, let's prove to the world that a) we do care and b) you really can do a lot with a little. I'm going to run these every month, and hopefully the funds raised each month will be enough for a goat. That's up to you guys and dolls out there.

So, hit the following widget with as much or as little as you'd like to contribute, and let's get these families in need some goats!



NOTE Make sure that you input a dollar amount then hit UPDATE TOTALS before you log into PayPal for it to work. If you have any problems/questions with this, feel free to e-mail me at khaldub@gmail.com.

Jay Who? "Impeach The Governor (Blagojevich)"

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Jay Who? "Impeach The Governor (Blagojevich)": If you follow the news, you should already know what Jay Who? is speaking about. I love that break, and dude does his thing, bringing in this shady politic shit to the light.

Shouts to Fake Shore Drive.

MAGr "Buttafly"

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MAGr "Buttafly" (prod. by Hudson Mohawke): Here's a fresh cut from Camden, NJ's MAGr. I didn't know cats fucked with Hud Mo on the beats, outside of my homey Elucid. They roll right over this fuzzy heatrock. I know they have some ish planned for 2009, including a lil' ting for this very spot, so get familiar... shouts to the homey Dom.

related "God Like" \ "Dealings"

Big Lou "Classical Collection"

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Big Lou "Classical Collection" (prod. by Dirty Dunnz): Damn, I posted Pugs' "Blue Blazer" yesterday, and Dunnz hits me off with this bass-heavy banger from Big Lou's new mixtape, 24 Hourz, which is hosted by Tekneek, DJ Rhude & DJ Bedtyme 357. I fucks with this, I just wish it wasn't so short (that's what she said)!

[video] Zune Insider x Mos Def

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[video] M.C.O.D.Y. Vlog - Scouting For Talent: Northstarz, Part 1

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I hope Quest M.C.O.D.Y. keeps these vlogs going; here he is meeting with The Northstarz, searching for the perfect beat:



related Quest M.C.O.D.Y. The Light Project Sampler

DJ Concept Three Kings

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Here's a new mixtape from the homey DJ Concept, hosted by Skyzoo, Chaundon & Torae (aka the Three Kings, get it?)... don't attempt to even close your eyes while reading this post.

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Tracklist:


Skyzoo - Intro
Skyzoo feat. Torae - Get It Done
Chaundon - Bet Dat
Skyzoo / Marco Polo - Block Shit
Torae / Marco Polo - Casualty
Chaundon feat. DV Alias Christ, GOD & Stimuli - We Are Here
Skyzoo feat. AC - Good Looking
CL Smooth feat. Skyzoo - Perfect Timing
Torae / Chaundon / Skyzoo - Three Kings
Skyzoo - The Paper
Torae - Wun Tu Thr3
Chaundon - Mr. Info
Skyzoo feat. Maino & Stimuli - Cop N Go
Torae - Something To See

Enjoy that.

[video] Patrick Swayze On Barbara Walters Special

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Here is the full episode that aired last night (Jan. 8th), in five parts:

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


Part 4


Part 5

[video] Buff1 "Dream Streets"

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[video] Behind The Scenes: CNN "Rotate"

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Bonus Beats CNN ft. Busta Rhymes & Ron Browz "Rotate" [via Nah Right]

HaLo "On The Right"

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HaLo "On The Right" (prod. by Khrysis): This nigga did NOT just say "rap prodigy, no sickle cell", did he!? HaLo, aka Mr. Ben Ready, represents NC and comes with the lyrics. This one should get you nigga open...

Junclassic "Real Shit"

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Junclassic "Real Shit": Here's a new cut from Jun that just recently got added to HipHopDX, as do the majority of his output. The Late Nites and Early Mournings EP will be dropping for FREE in two weeks - keep it locked!

Chip Fu "West Indian Money"

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Chip Fu "West Indian Money": Big up to all the West Indians inside the place. I'm surprised Chip didn't try and get more West Indians on this one - that would've been some SHIT! Chip Fu has been on his grind - he has a mixtape coming soon entitled Stop Playin'; when I get more info on that, I got you.

Dert Talk Strange

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Here's a beat tape from the homey Dert, inspired by Bjork. This release features 17 tracks sampling original tracks and remixes from one of the more eccentric artists of our time.

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Tracklist:

1. skip. the intro
2. funky new world
3. dert is full of love
4. aurora jolie
5. it's oh so loud
6. neon strings
7. on the hunt
8. it's for...
9. aqueous
10. venus morning
11. dark currents
12. flashback
13. the anchor beat
14. generosity
15. dert is out of love
16. downtown living
17. amphibious
18. unraveled

Here's a post from Dert's MySpace blog about this project.

KONCEPT KONVERSES (Chuck Taylor Edition) Mixtape

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I uploaded a bunch of cuts from this mixtape, but now KONCEPT has hit me off with a download link to his KONVERSES Chuck Taylor Edition mixtape, which is mixed by The Audible Doctor. Enjoy this!

[video] Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun Li Trailer

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Sugar Tongue Slim Demand More 1.2 Mixtape

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You guys remember Sugar Tongue Slim's first Demand More mixtape, right? He's back with a vengeance on this one, going at you AutoTune niggas on the real...

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Tracklist:

01. I CANT BELIEVE IT
02. SENSUAL SEDUCTION
03. GO HARD
04. JUMPING OUT THE WINDOW FT. AC
05. LOVE LOCKDOWN
06. AMAZING
07. RIDER PT. 2
08. WHATEVER YOU LIKE
09. THE BUSINESS
10. HEARTLESS FT. AC

You niggas deserve it, too.

Y-Love & DeScribe "Change"

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Y-Love & DeScribe "Change" (prod. by Prodezra): This is the first cut from a four-track EP entitled Change, which will be released on Shemspeed on Jan. 20th; ""Change" is the first in the series of four songs that comprise "The Change EP", by DeScribe & Y-Love, to be released on Modular Moods/Shemspeed. One song will be released per month beginning with "Change", produced by Prodezra. Pick up each song on iTunes and catch the music video for "Change" on youtube beginning January 20th."

Pugs Atomz ft. Theo & Rashid Hadee "Blue Blazer"

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Pugs Atomz ft. Theo & Rashid Hadee "Blue Blazer" (prod. by Dirty Dunnz): I had NO IDEA Pugs and Theo got down like this! This is another joint taken from Pugs' Roof Top album, which is coming soon. Cuts from DJ Edikut.