Shouts to the cats over at filthism.com for this:
Archive for 12/01/2008 - 01/01/2009
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": 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]
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" (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" (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...
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": 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" (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"
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?
Good riddance, Dubya:
I am so glad to see George W. Bush gone.
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
related Part 1 \ Part 2 \ Part 3
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.
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)
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)": 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" (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
21. SELF DESTRUCTION 2009 - KRS ONE, TWISTA, SYLEENA JOHNSON, PHIL G.,
CRUCIAL CONFLICT, KENNY BOGUS, STRAW(THA VEGAS DON) & PUGS ATOMZ
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!
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:
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.
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
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.
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:
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!
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.
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!
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": 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.
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)
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.
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": 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": 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)": 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"
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.
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.
- The Notorious B.I.G. "Microphone Murderer" [Bonus Beats "Guaranteed Raw", "Love No Hoe (Original Demo Version)" & "One More Chance (Legacy Remix)" (ft. CJ Wallace & Faith Evans)]
- Jay-Z "Brooklyn (We Go Hard) (Green Lantern's Soundbwoy Mix)"
- Kanye West, Jay-Z & M.I.A. "Swagga Like Paper (Mick Boogie Mix)"
- Eminem ft. Dr. Dre & 50 Cent "Crack A Bottle"
- 50 Cent "I Get It In" (prod. by Dr. Dre) [Bonus Beats 50 Cent "Heartless Monster"]
- Jadakiss "Can't Stop Me"
- Lloyd Banks "Increase The Gritty" (No DJ)
- Lil' Wayne ft. Dre "Red Rum"
- N.O.R.E. "NY Groove"
- CNN ft. Busta Rhymes & Ron Browz "Rotate"
- Swizz Beats ft. Lil' Wayne "Up In The Club"
- Bishop Lamont ft. 50 Cent & R. Kelly "It Could Have Been You" (Full/No DJ)
- Rihanna ft. Chris Brown "Bad Girl" (prod. by Polow Da Don)
- Ciara ft. Young Jezzy "Never Ever" (prod. by Polow Da Don)
- Ne-Yo "What You Do" (prod. by Chuck Harmony)
- Dawn Richards "Fall Away"
- Jesse McCartney ft. Ludacris "How Do You Sleep"
- Busy Signal "The Ol' Chair"
- DJ Envy ft. Lil' Kim & T-Pain "Download"
- DJ Haze ft. Young Buck & The Game "Hate On Us"
- Shawnna ft. Twista & Teddy Cain "Shorty Got Work"
- Asher Roth ft. Jim Jones "I Love College (Harlem Mix)"
- DJ Webstar ft. Jim Jones "Dancing On Me (Remix)"
- Uncle Murda "Murdera"
- Freeway "I'm Philly"
- Skillz "The Wire Wrap-Up"
- Ali Vegas "Everday Iz War" (prod. by DJ Premier) [clean / dirty]
- Trae & Rob G. "Black and Brown"
- B-Real ft. Damian Marley "Fire"
- Tyga ft. Lil' Wayne "Breaktime"
- GZA ft. Bronze Nazareth "7 Pounds (Remix)"
- Wes Fif ft. Kevin Cossom "I'm A G" (prod. by Kane Beatz)
- Mistah F.A.B. ft. Clyde Carson "I'm So (Fly)"
- Brisco ft. Joe Budden "Step Back"
- Sticky Fingaz "No Swagger"
- Blu "TilWeDie"
- Esoteric "1989"
- Quest M.C.O.D.Y. "Like A Star (Freestyle)"
- Torae ft. Promise "Got Milk" (prod. by Black Milk)
- Pugs Atomz ft. Theo & Rashid Hadee "Blue Blazer" (prod. by Dirty Dunnz)
- Theo "Roberta Flack Revisited" (prod. by Flying Lotus)
- Donwill "Star" (prod. by Von Pea)
- Naledge "Look At Them Hips" (prod. by Mstacks)
- Ill Poetic & Zone "2 Dope Boyz"
- A-Alikes "Explode"
- 6th Sense ft. The Kid Daytona, Outasight & Harlem's Cash "2-0-0-9"
- PreZZure ft. Homeboy Sandman, Final Outlaw, 8thW1 & YC the Cynic "YahAlreadyKno (Remix)"
- Print ft. Mickey Factz, Homeboy Sandman, $trictly Busine$$ Outasight, 6th Sense, Oddisee, Von Pea, 8thW1 & Fresh Daily "Super Friends"
- Mae Day "Get Somethin'" (prod. by Dewitt Moore and Bryan Johnson)
- Jay Who? "Impeach The Governor (Blagojevich)"
- Junclassic "Real Shit"
- Small Eyez & Radiohead "Eye Reckon"
- Rukus "Dear Tatiana" (prod. by Kid Konnect)
- Soulbrotha "Twitter Song" (mirror)
- Joulz Il "Imagine That (Pain Remix)" (prod. by Entity Starr)
- MAGr "Buttafly" (prod. by Hudson Mohawke)
- Nico The Beast ft. Reef The Lost Cause "Underground Kings" (prod. by Alex Wood)
- World Class Wrecking Crew "Guillotine"
- HaLo "On The Right" (prod. by Khrysis)
- J.A.M.E.S. Watts "A Better Tomorrow"
- Sheist Bubz ft. Rozay Richie & Streetz Da Block "Fistfullofmoney" (prod. by Cookin' Soul)
- Big S.I.N. "West Coast Shit" (prod. by Jackel Hyde)
- Y-Love & DeScribe "Change" (prod. by Prodezra)
- Keelay and Zaire ft. Supastition "Exclusive Shit"
- Sugar Tongue Slim "I Can't Believe It (DM 1.2 Remix)"
- Chip Fu "West Indian Money"
- Big Lou "Classical Collection" (prod. by Dirty Dunnz)
- Richard Raw "Get High" [Bonus Beats Richard Raw ft. Big Baby "911 Is A Joke"]
- Mouce ft. Total Kaos "B Honest"
- Reno Chinati "What You Gone Do" (prod. by Grant Parks)
- Darkim Be Allah "You"
- Pat-Lee "Fashion Gangsta" (prod. by The Best Kept Secret) [Bonus Beats Pat-Lee "#1" (prod. by The Best Kept Secret)]
- Hollywood F.L.O.S.S. "Cougars" [Bonus Beats Hollywood F.L.O.S.S. ft. KIDD The Great "Better Times" ]
- Gerald Walker "Midwest Repping (Big Ten Anthem)"
- Carlito Rossi "City On The Map" (prod. by TuneKillaz Productionz)
- Tigersapien "Right Angles" [Bonus Beats Tigersapien "Used To Be"]
- Ill.Skillz "Genesis"
- Dan Miracle "Judgement Day (Original Mix)"
- DJ Cable "Work It 'Til Infinity"
- The Shoes "People Movin' (La Mode Remix)"
- Passion Pit "Sleppyhead (The Knocks Remix)"
- Skream vs. Mike Jones & Slim Thug "Still Tippin' (Champion Sound Show THUGSTEP Refix)"
- Jay-Z ft. Santogold, Joell Ortiz, Uncle Murda & Fabolous "Brooklyn (We Go Hard) (rock the dub VIP)"
- The Admiral Deeper Than You Think
- The Rub x 2008
- Excess Bangers 7: Internet Killed The Video Star
- Gallic Wars Presents Po Politickin Volume 3
- Jansport J The 2 AM Tape
- The TwoThousandAndMine Mix CD
- Armyfatiuqe presents The Initiation Sampler
- Quest M.C.O.D.Y. The Light Project Sampler
- Sugar Tongue Slim Demand More 1.2 Mixtape
- KONCEPT KONVERSES (Chuck Taylor Edition) Mixtape
- Dert Talk Strange
- DJ Concept Three Kings
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": 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.
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.
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" (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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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" (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" (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)!
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
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
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.
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...
10. venus morning
11. dark currents
13. the anchor beat
15. dert is out of love
16. downtown living
Here's a post from Dert's MySpace blog about this project.
01. I CANT BELIEVE IT
02. SENSUAL SEDUCTION
03. GO HARD
04. JUMPING OUT THE WINDOW FT. AC
05. LOVE LOCKDOWN
07. RIDER PT. 2
08. WHATEVER YOU LIKE
09. THE BUSINESS
10. HEARTLESS FT. AC
You niggas deserve it, too.
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."