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

Lil' Jon ft. Ice Cube & The Game "Killas"

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Lil' Jon ft. Ice Cube & The Game "Killas": Pause on this track starting with the line "three hard muthafuckas". This is definitely that Rap/Rock hybrid we've been bored to death with when speculating on the release of Crunk Ain't Dead. Sounds like Limp Bizkit with better rapping, as if that wasn't easy to achieve. Check out the Bonus Beats I included for a much better track Lil' Jon is involved in...

Via OnSMASH.

Bonus Beats DJ Class ft. Lil' Jon "I'm The Shit (Remix)" [via The FADER]

Wale "Good Girls (AEON Remix)"

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Wale "Good Girls (AEON Remix)": Recently, the homey AEON, Tanya Morgan and DJ Lowkey were all up on Subsoniq's Sirius XM show. You can listen to the show here: part 1 \ part 2. During the show, they premiered this futuristic funkorama of a remix from AEON. Expect more from the god in 2009...

Ryan Leslie "Out Of The Blue"

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Ryan Leslie "Out Of The Blue": Gotta say, I'm diggin' Ryan Leslie's tracks. "Addiction" was my guilty pleasure of 2008, but the album is deeper than this. What would YOU do if your significant other left you out of the blue? Think about that while being sucked into the cool boom-bap of this one. Ryan Leslie hits stores Feb. 10th.

Hat tip to TC.

Bonus Beats Ryan Leslie "Just Right" [via OnSMASH]

[video] Raphael Saadiq "100 Yard Dash"

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[video] Quan "Cake" / "Puzzles & Pictures"

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"Cake"


"Puzzles & Pictures"

Crew54 x The Jake New:Magic:E.P. - The Aggressive Soul Remixes

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I dropped one of the tracks from this EP last week; you can grab this monster now. Want more info on it? Check the press release:

The Jake Music Group announced today that the "New:Magic:E.P. - The Aggressive Soul Remixes" from new artist Crew54 and The Jake will be released online on January 27, 2009. Available exclusively at TheJakeBeats.Blogspot.Com, the album will be a re-visioning of the Crew54's classic 2007 album "Aggressive Soul", released by Millennium VII Entertainment.

Trust, you bet not sleep.

DJ Teddy King Nas - Surviving The Times

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Teddy King released this mixtape previously with Boundless, but good shit like this is too hard to hold back. This two-disc set features vintage & rare tracks from Nas, all spun on wax. That fact + the tracklist should be a no-brainer...

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Tracklist:

Disc 1:
Nas - Surviving the Times
Nas - Buddah Monks
Nas - Life is like a dice game
Nas & Kool G Rap - Fast Life Vinyl Animators Remix
Nas - The Second Coming
Nas - Represent (Original Demo Version)
Nas - Understanding
Nas - Everything Is Real
Nas - Stay Schemin
Nas - I’m A Villain
Nas - One Love (Unreleased Large Professor Remix)
Nas - Sweet Dreams (K-Def Remix)
Nas - One On One
Nas - Sinful Living
Nas - Another Day in the Projects
Nas - Mega Trifle
Disc 2:
Nas & AZ - Life’s A Bitch Remix by Teddy King

Nas - We March As Millions
Nas - Street’s Disciple (Demo Version Instrumental)
Nas - Don’t Hate Me Now
Nas - Talk of New York
Nas & AZ - The General, The Senator
Nas - Where Y’all At
Nas - Everybody Crazy
Nas - Chizzled
Nas - The Foulness
Nas - Stillmatic Freestyle
Nas - 2006 Freestyle
Nas - Jonesin
Nas - Eastside Story
Nas - Life Gone Low
Nas - Death Anniversary
Nas & Kool G Rap - Holla Back
Nas - Made You Look (Rockwilder Remix)
Nas - It Ain’t Hard to Tell (the Laidback Remix)
Nas - Purple
Nas - In the Mirror
Nas w/ Lauryn Hill - It Wasn’t You
Nas w/ Lake - One Never Knows
Nas - The Rise & Fall
Nas - Silent Murder
Nas w/ Rakim & Alicia Keys - Streets of New York Instrumental
Nas - Where Are They Now (90’s Remix)

You need this. Props to Get Right for hitting me with this.

Jay-Z "Money Goes"

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Jay-Z "Money Goes": Wow. Sounds like DJ Envy went in, dropping a new track from Hov. Wow. I am in love with this beat. Who did that beat?! Got some airy, heavenly feel to it. New Hov, even if it's recorded from the radio, makes my day.

Now, someone let me know if this is the confirmed title. Who did the beat? Is this from BP3?

Shouts to Lowkey and YN for throwing that link out there.

EDIT Here's an untagged/dirty version (shouts to the heads at Clockwork Music), with the track titled "When The Money Goes"; still no word on if this is new material, or leftover from the American Gangster sessions (it does have that feel to it, right?)... I need info!

[video] Y-Love & DeScribe "Change"

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previous Y-Love & DeScribe "Change"

Bliss FM ft. Articulate "Always Here"

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Bliss FM ft. Articulate "Always Here": Oddly enough, I was listening to Artic's "B-Town" on the way to work this morning. This is taken from Bliss FM's free album, The Food, which you can grab right here.

EDIT Speaking of "B-Town", Artic just hit me with video of him performing this banger:

DJ Concept The Beautiful Fascination With 45s: Stack #1

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I miss 45s. I don't have a turntable at my spot, or at all, but I have a stack of vinyl at my mom's crib that I miss. DJ Concept knows the score, and threw together this mix, the first of what I hope is many... "THIS MIX IS NOT FOR EVERYONE. I repeat…THIS MIX IS NOT FOR EVERYONE. If you are offended by the sound of dusty vinyl, stop right now. The sound quality is what you might expect from very old, neglected 45’s. Certified raw shit right here. Complete with scratches, pops, clicks and even some skips.

The story of The Beautiful Fascination:
This idea was born at a garage sale somewhere on Long Island. Hidden away in some dark corner of the garage, i found a few stacks of dusty treats. I believe I payed $5 for the whole box. The stacks have no rhyme of reason. Every so often, I will grab a new stack, hit record on the computer & see what lands on the turntable. And now….without further ado….in glorious lo-fidelity… The Beautiful Fascination
"

Enjoy.

[video] The 54 Reality Show ft. KRS-One

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Here's the latest show from Crew 54; this footage is from KRS-One's performance at the Stop The Violence show:




Bonus Beats KRS-One rocking over a big band:


Bob Marley Day At Blender Theater (Feb. 6th, 2009)

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If you're looking for something to do to celebrate Bob Marley Day, or just need to hear that Dub and Dance Hall pressure from the likes of the might Mad Professor, 77 Klash, Macka B and others, head on over to this live event on Feb. 6th. Shouts to Alex @ Move Forward.

[video] Hussein Fatal "Blocka Blocka"

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For those who didn't see this when it dropped around the end of '08, here's the new single from Outlawz member Hussein Fatal. Word is his album Born Legendary is set to drop very soon:



Shouts to SCSE Ent. for sorting me with this!

Wesley Snipes... as James Brown?

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Spike Lee has the rights to a James Brown biopic, and Wesley Snipes has been cast as Brown. Now, I don't doubt Wesley's ability, I've seen Blade and White Men Can't Jump, but dog, its fucking vampires and basketball! Can Snipes truly put on for James' legacy?

Someone out there has to be as leery about this as I am...

[video] Ron Browz "Jumpin' (Out The Window)"

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[video] A Message From J. Slikk

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[video] John Forte & Talib Kweli "Homecoming"

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Lil' Wayne "Hot Revolver"

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Lil' Wayne "Hot Revolver": I saw that a tagged version of this leaked back in November of 2008; Weezy is really on this bullshit, eh? While I can't find an official tracklist for Rebirth, I'd imagine this aural abomination will be on that project. If you're digging these tracks, you might want to have your ears (head?) examined.

Spotted at BGDB, via The Smoking Section.

previous Lil' Wayne "Prom Queen"

[video] Mavado "I'm So Special"

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[video] John Forte "Life Has Just Begun"

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8thW1 "Sound Quality Convo"

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8thW1 "Sound Quality Convo" (prod. by Mentplus): Wow. I remember seeing 8th post an update on Twitter, wondering why critics feel the need to complain over the sound quality of free music... which always confused me as well. It's free, say thanks and keep it moving. I can't tell you how many hissy tapes I've collected, and cherished, because they contained some serious jams.

I am also loving that he dropped my blog in the track. You already know!

Wes Restless & Silence "Only Live Once"

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Wes Restless & Silence "Only Live Once" (prod. by Wes Restless): Just off title alone, this will be my theme song in 2009 and beyond. Older I get, the smarter I get in terms of doing shit differently, or doing shit I never did before. Words to live by.

Shouts to Pugs Atomz for the heads up.

[video] Antonio Margarito vs. Shane Mosley

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Here's the full fight from Saturday (Jan. 24th, 2009):

[video] The Cool Kids "Pennies"

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[video] Slaughterhouse Live At SOB's (Full Show)

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[video] Leona Lewis "I Will Be"

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[video] The Killers "Spaceman"

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RTD Giveaway: The Secret Life Of Bees DVD

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The DVD release of The Secret Life Of Bees hits stores on Feb. 3rd; I have 3 copies of this DVD to give away. Just send me an e-mail with the subject SECRET LIFE OF BEES DVD GIVEAWAY to khaldub@gmail.com by Feb. 1st. I'll pick the three winners and alert them via e-mail.

Lil' Wayne "Prom Queen"

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Lil' Wayne "Prom Queen": So is The Rebirth going to be Weezy's 808's & Heartbreak, with guitars instead of 808 beats? This is pure bullshit, even for a Rock song. Why is it that Rap cats seem to listen to the WORST Rock there is out there?

Via Nah Right; as the tag says, this is a NMC exclusive.

EDIT Here's the tagless version, again from Nah Right. Had no idea that Tha Bizness produced this. With this and "My President", looks like their stock is going to rise, just of the buzz from the Internets. Tha Bizness, via Twitter, said they ain't produce "Prom Queen".

EDIT Link updated.

EDIT "Prom Queen" LIVE



Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse...

[video] B.o.B "Lonely People"

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Chase & Status "Against All Odds (Dubstep Remix)"

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Chase & Status "Against All Odds (Dubstep Remix)": I dropped the video for the original on Friday, and look what drops not too long after it. This is the B-side; Xample's DnB remix is featured on the A-side. Nice 12" for DJs looking for that upfront DnB & Dubstep pressure.

Gallic Wars & Wide World The Label Present Check Dig Series Vol. 4

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Here's the latest edition of the Gallic Wars/Check Dig series, this time hosted by Rosco...

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Tracklist:

1) Intro - Rosco
2) True Players - Rosco & Notorious B.I.G
3) Letter To Saigon - Joe Budden
4) Crack A Bottle Remix - Cory Gunz
5) Mind On Murder - Lloyd Banks
6) You Feel Me - Rosco ft Akon & Jadakiss
7) Letter To B.I.G - Jadakiss ft Faith Evans
8) Red Bandana - Riz
9) NOE NOE NOE - N.O.E
10) Crazy - Small World
11) Whats It Gonna Be - Fresh As Tommi (F.A.T)
12) Blinded By The Light - Rosco
13) Ice Cold World - Rico Paysos
14) BK Rap - Stones
15) Candy On The Six 4 - Rosco
16) Till I Rest In Peace - Yung AL
17) Swag Ranked 1 - Rosco
18) I Get It In - 50 Cent
19) Get Wit It - Stones ft Smooth Tha Hustla
20) Get Time Back - Rosco
21) Look Around - Freeway

Shouts to Cesar and all the Gallic crew.

Lyricist Lounge (Jan. 31st 2009)

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Royce Da 5'9, Phonte & Stat Quo "Homage To Premier"

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Royce Da 5'9, Phonte & Stat Quo "Homage To Premier" (prod. by Focus...): So, 3 ill MCs pay homage to Preemo... over a Focus... beat? It's definitely a banger, though.

Bonus Beats Royce Da 5'9 & Busta Rhymes "Kay Slay Freestyle"

Wes Fif ft. DecadeZ "Thanger"

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Wes Fif ft. DecadeZ "Thanger" (prod. by DecadeZ): Not sure if you're aware, but Wes Fif rides wit' tha' thanger... and he felt the need to rap about it, over some clangy pianos and bottom heavy beats.

Master 3 Light Up The Darkness

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I've hipped you guys to a few of these tracks; now it's time for you to grab Master 3's Light Up The Darkness, "a concept album, loosely based on the events of I Am Legend".

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Tracklist:

1. Bob Marley (Intro)
2. The Spark (Hand Of God) (Prod. by K2)
3. Soft & Hard Caress (Prod. by Ishaq Fahim)
4. This Is Love...
5. Heroin Heroine (Prod. by Ant of Atmosphere)
6. The Butterfly (Prod. by MasterMind)
7. The Day Before Tomorrow (Version C) (Prod. by R&S)
8. Hope (Prod. by R&S)
9. Break Away (Prod. by Ishaq Fahim & JayNel)
10. Not Of This World (Prod. by Shawn Kaylor)
11. Light Up The Darkness (Prod. by K2)
12. The Cure (Outro)

Here's the digital booklet; enjoy this one.

[video] Brown Bag All-Stars On Return To The BoomBox Radio

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Part 1


Part 2

[video] B.A.M. ft. Lil' Fame "My City"

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Bonus Beats B.A.M. ft. Lil' Fame "My City" [clean \ dirty]

[video] N.A.S.A. "Hip-Hop"

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Featuring Slim Kid Tre, Fatlip & KRS-One:

[video] Jamie Foxx x Mayor Michael Nutter

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[video] Elliot Wilson On The Round Table

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Part 1


Part 2


Part 3

The Antidotes Street LAb Mixtape

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Here's the new mixtape from The Antidotes crew. You will enjoy it.

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Tracklist:

01 - The Antidotes - Street LAb Mixtape (Intro)
02 - The Antidotes - A Breath of Fresh Air (Street LAb Mixtape Remix)
03 - The Antidotes - Love Supreme (Remix)
04 - The Antidotes - Paper Planes (Remix)
05 - Jo Well & DJ DviousMindZ - Maybe, Just Maybe
06 - The Antidotes - Got Rhymes (Street LAb Mixtape Remix)
07 - Jo Well - Sleepin' Like A Dog (J Dilla Beat)
08 - The Antidotes - Fresh Tonight
09 - MARKFADER (Remix) - T.I. - S.L.U. ft. Kanye West, MARKFADER, Jay-Z, & Lil Wayne
10 - The Antidotes - Band Whip (Remix)
11 - The Antidotes - Girl Chaser (Remix)
12 - The Antidotes - So Fly (Remix)
13 - MARKFADER - SuperStar Radio Intro
14 - Blu & Jo Well - Pearly Gates (Mash-Up)
15 - The Antidotes - Yesterday ft. Cee Nario (Remix)
16 - The Antidotes - Sweet Harmony Revisited
17 - The Antidotes - One of A Kind
18 - Jo Well & DJ DviousMindZ - Treasure Chest ft. MARKFADER & Cee Nario
19 - The Antidotes - No Greater Fuck (Remix)
20 - The Antidotes - What Them Girls Like (Remix)
21 - The Antidotes - Come On Baby (Remix)
22 - Bonus Track + MARKFADER (Remix) - DJ K.O. - Best To Do It ft. Royce Da 5'9, Elzhi, & Supastition

Jo Well & DviousMindZ's Nickel & Diming EP drops on Jan. 28th; MARKFADER's Pound 4 Pound beat tape should be dropping soon as well...

[video] Kat De Luna ft. Lil' Wayne "Unstoppable"

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Tapemasters Inc x Jim Jones Jockin' Jim Jones

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So THIS is why all of those Jim Jones "remix" tracks have been leaking? SPIN had some good comments about Pray IV Reign, but that doesn't mean I'm buying it. Enjoy this mixtape. Shouts to Get Right Music.

Britney Spears "Circus (Diplo Circus Remix)"

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Britney Spears "Circus (Diplo Circus Remix)": Diplo definitely goes off on these mixes, taken from the Circus Remix EP. I'm glad Brit and her camp gave Dip the chance to be himself, and funk the shit out of her recent single.

Bonus Beats Britney Spears "Circus (Diplo Alt Clown Mix)"

[video] Miss Info & Green Lantern on Tim Westwood

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Some ill interviews with two Hip-Hop staples right now; Miss Info speaks on Jim Jones & Cam'ron's break-up and Kanye West:

[video] Affion x Jay-Z

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Why I posted this on twitter and forgot to post it on here is beyond me; watch Jay's reaction when Affion mimics his laugh perfectly:

Young Jeezy x Belvedere Vodka

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I was wondering why I saw this pic of Young Jeezy holding a big ass bottle of Belvedere; it looks like Jeezy is now one of the new faces of Belvedere...

“I’m excited to work with Belvedere, it’s my vodka. We have developed a platform called ‘America Reborn’ — they support me as an artist, and share my creative vision. I’ve always known the Belvedere brand represents quality, creativity and self-expression. I see a lot of similarities in what they are doing and feel at home with them."

Here's a behind the scenes video of the JeezyCirculate.com project:



Belvedere will be promoting a Jeezy tour as well; more info on that TBA.

Shouts to Nora @ Morpheus Media.

[video] Kidz In The Hall "BirdWalk"

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[video] Chase & Status "Against All Odds"

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Featuring Kano:

Friday, January 23rd 2009 playlist

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What a week. I'm glad my Friday is almost over. Definitely going to see Paul Blart tomorrow, although I'm more excited for the nachos than the movie. What am I talking about, check out the leaks!

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This week's BoomBoxxMixtape was probably the song that the Eagles were jammin' to last Sunday; now they are singin' the blues...

Public Enemy "By The Time I Get To Arizona"


Enjoy your weekend, fam!

Excess Bangers 10: Underground - Rise of The Mic'ans

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Highbrid Nation is keeping at it, this week bringing a host of new beats, including some dedicated to this week's historic inauguration.

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Tracklist:

1 .Richard Raw - Dear Martin, Hello Malcom, Farewell Bush
2 .Freddie Foxx - Yes You Can
3 .Q Da Kid - Just Ask
4 .Memphis Bleek - Ahh Man
5 .T.I. feat Akon - Hero
6 .JoJo Pellegrino ft. Styles P - Holy Shrine
7 .Young Buck - Murda Call
8 .The Game Ft. Wyclef Jean & Damian Marley - Enemy
9 .Tuge ft. Cassidy, Uncle Murda - Gun Shopping
10 .Gorilla Zoe ft. Lil Wayne - Lost(Remix)
11 .Obie Trice - Bunch Of Blessings
12 .UGK - Da Game Been Good To Me
13 .Big Tuck - Stuntaman
14 .Flo Rida ft Pleasure P - Action
15 .Dominic - Do It
16 .Obie Trice - You Burn
17. Chelsea Lynn ft. Oschino - Control(remix)
18. The Outlawz ft Tony Atlanta, Maserati Rick - Ultimate Rush
19. Scram Jones ft. Saigon, Rhymefest, Haffa - Yes We Can

Burn and blast.

[video] Slaughterhouse Live At SOB's

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Shouts to MissInfo.

Wendy & Lisa "Niagra Falls"

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Wendy & Lisa "Niagra Falls": Here's a cut from Wendy & Lisa's White Flags For Winter Chimneys, which they are self-releasing through their website right now in a variety of formats (MP3 \ CD \ vinyl). Word is this is a multi-genre masterpiece, with their signature song-writing still in tact. If you were ever a fan of their work, you will love this. RTD interview with Wendy & Lisa? Soon come, blood, soon come.

Bonus Beats "Balloon" & "Invisible"

Rich Boy "Drop" (Instrumental)

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Rich Boy "Drop (Instrumental)": This Polow Da Don beat is definitely infectious, and I already saw a few niggas hopping up on this, which is funny because I had a feeling this past Sunday that niggas might want this one...

Bonus Beats Rich Boy "Drop" CDS

[video] Animal Collective "My Girls"

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[video] Skull Gang "Drama Fold"

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Drew Sidora ft. Atiba "Not Alone"

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Drew Sidora ft. Atiba "Not Alone" (prod. by Flynstones): Drew Sidora is a Slip N Slide artist. This beat sounds like The Runners produced it (and was passed over by Jeezy). It's not really that good, but anything with promo pics like that automatically pique my interest. You?

DJ Cable "Still Tippin' On The Request Line"

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DJ Cable "Still Tippin' On The Request Line" [clean \ dirty]: Cable keeps the blends coming, this time touching on one of my favorite sounds, the THUGSTEP. He mashes Mike Jones' classic "Still Tippin'" with Skream's "Midnight Request Line", and it's what I like to call "the shit". This is one of those refixes I've been waiting for from Cable, and I'm glad to hear it came out so dope.

Word is the homey Cable has a dubstep mix coming; once I get it, it's yours.

Donny Goines "Never Let My Talent Die"

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Donny Goines "Never Let My Talent Die": I hadn't even thought about it, but today marks the two year anniversary of Disco D's death. Donny spoke briefly about his relationship with Disco during my interview with him, and I remember posting a video of Donny performing this track at the Stand Up showcase. D was a true legend to many Hip-Hop fans, as well as cats who fucked with that club music. RIP to one of the dons - the game definitely misses you. And thanks to Donny for passing this one along.

Bobby Valentino "Beep (Official Remix)"

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Bobby Valentino ft. Ludacris, Lil' Kim & Lil' Wayne "Beep (Official Remix)": This is one of those remixes of an R&B cut that, like Brandy's "I Wanna Be Down (Remix)", the R&B artist just sings the hook. None of the three particularly drop any gems, but hey, Weezy performs Auto Tune-less (that sounds funny). And keep it on the low, but this cut is a guilty pleasure of mine. SHHH!

related [video] Bobby Valentino "Beep"

[video] Ice Cube ft. Young Jeezy "I Got My Locs On"

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Keelay & Zaire Prelude To Drive EP

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Here's an ill EP from one of the 'Net's favorite duos, Keelay and Zaire, as they hype the forthcoming release of Ridin' High.

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Tracklist:

1. Letcha Soul Vibe
2. Exclusive Shit ft. Supastition
3. Saturday ft. Torae & Tiffany Paige
4. Never Again ft. T.Sky & Khizman
5. Ridin High Interlude
6. More Than Corners ft. khill
7. Government Names ft. Khizman
8. Tryna Jock My Steelo ft. Night Clubber Lang
9. Old E. ft. Surreal, Fortlive, Da Evangillest, the A.V.E. and Mario Dones

Bonus Beats "Soul Ides" Commercial



Shouts to Keelay and Michelle @ audibletreats for the info!

[video] Slaughterhouse Freestyle On Streetsweepers Radio

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Bonus Beats Royce Da 5'9 "Part Of Me" Trailer

[video] Keyshia Cole "You Complete Me"

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DOA Mix: DJ Vapour

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I've been cool with DJ Vapour for a few years (we share a love of Drum & Bass and LOST), so getting a feature from him for Dogs On Acid is no problem. His 36 Hertz label is shit-hot, and we figured it would make sense to have his crew come in and speak to the masses as well. So check out this huge feature on Vapour and his 36 Hertz camp, which is accompanied by this too-dope mix...

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Tracklist:

Dan Miracle "Set It Off Now" (CDR)
Digital "Oy On Mi 'Ead Son" (CDR)
Bladerunner "Release The Kraken" (CDR)
Commix & Rufige Kru "Envy" (CDR)
Zero T & Mosus "Monarch" (Soul:r)
High Contrast "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Jonny L Remix)" (Hospital)
Optical "The Shining (Ed Rush & Optical Remix)" (Metro)
Cause 4 Concern "Reality Check" (CDR)
Subwave "3 Days In A Bedroom" (CDR)
Ray Keith "Sing Time (Explicit Remix)" (CDR)
Hades "The Break" (36 Hertz – 36HTZ001AA)
DJ Vapour "Terminated" (36 Hertz – 36HTZ004A)
Dan Miracle "Universal (Menacer Remix)" (CDR)
DJ Madd "To The Massive (DJ Vapour Remix)" (36 Hertz – 36HTZ002RAA)
DJ Vapour "Sting Dem" (CDR)
DJ Vapour "Porn Of The Dead (DJ Madd Remix)" (36 Hertz – 36HTZ002RA)
Synapse "Avenged" (unsigned(!) CDR)
HLZ (the artist formerly known as Hellraizer) "Clampdown" (36 Hertz – 36HTZ006AA)
Serum & Bladerunner "Snake Fist" (CDR)
Niskala "Dive" (36 Hertz – 36HTZ004AA)
Columbo "Hungary (DJ Madd Remix)" (CDR)

Nasty.

[video] John Legend "Everybody Knows"

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[video] J. Holiday "It's Yours"

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[video] Coldplay "Life In Technicolor ii"

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[video] iLLaNOise "Fab 5 '09"

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Featuring Pugs Atomz, Phil G, Que Billah and Ivy League, going IN over one of my favorite joints ever:


DivaSpeakTV: Episode 39

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[video] Keak Da Sneak & San Quinn "She Fine"

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[video] 13: Fear Is Real Episode 2

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High Contrast "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Jonny L Remix)"

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High Contrast "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Jonny L Remix)": I may be in a dope position over at Dogs On Acid, but sometimes shit gets by me, too. This sick remix came out on Hospital Records back in May of 2008, and in doing a HEAP of editing to this forthcoming DJ Vapour mix for DOA, I found this slid into the selection he provided. Damn. I just love how the sounds roll. Simple and plain - pure adrenaline in the form of ill samples and ferocious bass. Epic.

Jay Electronica ft. Che Grand "Hagler"

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Jay Electronica ft. Che Grand "Hagler" (prod. by Denaun Porter): What a line-up. What a beat. Shouts to the homey Che for hitting me with this; I'm loving this one, and I'm not the biggest Jay Elec fan!

Joyo "Take You Home (DJ D Sharp Remix)"

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Joyo "Take You Home (DJ D Sharp Remix)": Here's a fresh throwback remix that D Sharp passed to me. Nice, quirky Club banger right here. Sip some wine and get your two step on.

[video] Barack & Michelle Obama's First Dance

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This was during Beyonce's rendition of "At Last":

[video] Joe Budden Goes To Best Buy

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Black Jesus Answers Your Stupid Ass AGAIN!

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[video] Katt Williams Presents Katthouse Comedy DVD Trailer

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If you saw American Hustle, you have an idea of what goes on here:



This is available now!

Jay-Z "My President Is Black (Remix)"

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Jay-Z "My President Is Black (Remix)" (mirror): YN and MissInfo just dropped this audio, which heads have been waiting for since the live video of his verse dropped. I can't say I'm mad at this at all. My BLCKPRSDNT is shining right now.

EDIT Here's the dirty version, via Shake.

[video] Obama's Inaugural Speech

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[video] Obama Takes The Oath Of Office

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Why I'm Happy, Why I'm Not Satisfied

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The Primeridian "Yesterday (The Inauguration Song)"

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The Primeridian ft. Tyenza, Yaw & Merci "Yesterday (The Inauguration Song)" (prod. by Nez & Rio): Gotta love how you hear less and less original music like this from established stars, but the cats on the underground have the time to unleash heat that has a message for free! Maybe we can see that shift under our new BLCKPRSDNT.

Shouts to Pugs Atomz for hitting me with this.

Trackstar the DJ x TSS Present Royce Da 5'9 Growth & Patience: The Best Of Royce, Vol. 1

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Trackstar and TSS done done it again, mayne; this time, it's a compilation of Nickel Nine heat in anticipation of his Street Hop LP. Download it, burn it, do the damn thing.

Emily Rugburn Birdseed (A Tribute To New Jersey)

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Props to GRANDGOOD for the heads up on this free album from Emily Rugburn. Download it now, its a tribute to my state!

Junk Science "Running Shoes"

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Junk Science "Running Shoes": This is the first of a series of free joints from Junk Science, who are prepping the releases of their third studio album, A Miraculous Kind Of Machine. Here is Baje One's thoughts on the track, from the press release...

"I think I basically spent a lot of time during the last 8 years, really the majority of my 20's, wishing the aliens would just beam me up already. Not to blame it on Bush and them, but let's face it, it hasn't been the most inspiring 8 years in American history. On the night that Obama won, we hit the streets and rocked out like the word 'whoooo!' was going to be outlawed the next day."

"As we drank beers in Fort Greene that night, I realized that here was a party worth inviting the aliens down for. A real deal human celebration. That it wasn't about 'beam me up' anymore, that it was about 'come on down.' Just the possibility alone that things could be different than they were before, that was enough for me. So that's where this song comes from. It's an Obama song that has nothing to do with politics."

"I like the title 'Running Shoes' because to me it represents two opposing but connected ideas. On one hand, running shoes are empowering, they allow you to move, to get to new places, like wings. On the other hand, running shoes could be what you use to escape from reality: drugs, alcohol, sex, violence, etc."

"So for me this song is really about the crossroads, the Ides, the night before something new. A song for the brief intermission. I hope you like it."

Wordlife.

Krhome ft. Junclassic "Yes"

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Krhome ft. Junclassic "Yes": I remember Jun sending me the unmixed version of this a few days after Election Day 2008. It's a dope ode from a dope MC. It's now on an EP from Krhome... here's the details on this release:

Krohme - The Onset of Change

Produced entirely by Krohme with a deliberate throwback sound, the album features artists addressing issues that range from our first Black president to the current state of America, these days mark the onset of change. The EP features (in alphabetical order) Atari Blitzkrieg, Breez Evahflowin, Cadence, Junclassic, L.I.F.E. Long, Little Indian, Respect Tha God & Speech.

The EP will be available for free at www.godsendant.com until Feb. 1 when it goes out on the digital spots additional tracks and with 100% of the profits of the album going to Bright Beginnings Inc. A DC based organization that is dedicated to meeting the immediate needs of children and families living in homeless environments.

Additional Information on Bright Beginnings, Inc.:

Bright Beginnings, Inc. was established in 1991 by the Junior League of Washington, who identified a critical need for quality childcare among homeless families in Washington, D.C. Since then, Bright Beginnings have met the needs of over 1,500 homeless children by providing families with childcare and on-site therapeutic and family support services.
http://www.brightbeginningsinc.org/about.htm

That's some selfless ish. Props to Krhome and Jun for this one.

related Junclassic The Late Nites & Early Mournings EP

Articulate "I Wish"

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Articulate "I Wish" (prod. by Rickie Jacobs): Peep the Rickie Jacobs-produced "I Wish", "reflecting on Obama's election and the people who didn't make it to see our first black president". It's a shame when you realize how many Americans died for something like this to happen, and they can't be alive to witness it. These are special times, people, remember that.

Barack The Dub

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I had to sort out something to big up the BLCKPRSDNT. If you follow my podcast, you heard these mixes dropped in episode #30. These are some of my favorite instrumentals from 2008, with my favorite Obama speeches from 2008...

Barack Obama "2008 DNC Acceptance Speech (rock the dub blend)"

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Tracklist:

featuring the following instrumentals...

T.I. "Swagga Like Us"
Jim Jones "Pop Champagne"
David Banner "Get Like Me"
T.I. "Swing Ya Rag"
Shawty Lo "They Know"
Bun B "You're Everything"
Erykah Badu "Honey"
Statik Selektah "On The Marquee"
Busta Rhymes "Don't Touch Me"
Scarface "Never"
David Banner "Bonus Beat Drum"

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Barack Obama "A More Perfect Union (rock the dub blend)"

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Tracklist:

featuring the following instrumentals...

Jake One "Gangsta Boy"
Big Boi "Royal Flush"
Pete Rock "Questions"
Pete Rock "When I Need It"
Percee P "2 Brothers From The Gutter"
Guilty Simpson "Footwork (Size 12 Version)"
Dabrye "Game Over (Flying Lotus Remix)"
Pete Rock "We Roll"
Duo Live "Shootin'"
Pete Rock "The Best Secret"
Hustle Simmons "They Already Know"
Foul Mouth Jerk "Small Town USA"

If you can't be in DC right now, bump these. Loud.

Junclassic The Late Nites & Early Mournings EP

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I've been waiting for this EP for a bit. I have to pat myself on the back for initially introducing Junclassic to J. Slikk and getting that Jun/BPA thing rolling. This is the product of networking and quality Hip-Hop music. A shared love of ill beats and thought-provoking lyrics. Entirely produced by Slikk and Cynergy Soundz, this EP is something to keep you warm while the hawk is out...

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Tracklist:

1. I Gotcha (prod. by Cynergy)
2. The Ohh Ahh feat. Cy Yung (prod. by J Slikk)
3. Status feat Monsta X (prod. by Cynergy)
4. The Basics (prod. by J Slikk)
5. Forever (prod. by Cynergy)
6. Cruisin Thru The Southside (prod. by J Slikk)
7. Lil Bit feat Ceez (prod. by Cynergy)
8. Heard Em Say (prod. by J Slikk)
9. Sleeping Awake (prod. by Cynergy)
10. Werld (prod. by J Slikk)
11. Premeditated (prod. by Cynergy)

Enjoy this. The cover was an oil on canvas panting by Alan Coogan-Prieto. Sick shit to match the sick tracks.

Master 3 "Not Of This World"

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Master 3 "Not Of This World" (prod. by Shawn Kaylor): Here's another cut from Master 3's forthcoming Light Up The Darkness album; in his words - "The triumphant Not Of This World features me going in on a beat cooked up by Shawn Kaylor, shunning earthly posesssions in favor of supernatural talent". Enjoy this!