Archive for 03/01/2009 - 04/01/2009

RTD Presents The Magic Number

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I told you guys yesterday I was going to drop a compilation on you, and here it is. Putting this together was fun, and I tried to showcase what I feel to be true "rock the dub" type tracks, which are both new to you (and me), as well as tracks that I've featured over the last three years. 21 cuts in total, 24 including the intro/interlude/outro... and all for you. ENJOY!



01/Intro MF Doom instrumentals X 911 calls regarding chicken nuggets = golden!
02/The Paxtons "4321" The Paxtons hit me with this yesterday, and I get geeked over heads who flip samples in interesting ways. Definitely my jam of the week.
03/Whygee ft. DJ brikAbrak "Henny Hendrix" (prod. by 184 Productions) You should already be up on Whygee; he had no home for this, so I was more than happy to oblige in putting this one on this compilation. Dude has even more coming through RTD - keep it locked!
04/F.A.M.E. "The Update" (prod. by D Hype & P) I had this one sitting around, waiting for a NJ Hip-Hop-specific compilation that I still want to do. Had to let it loose, though - dude is ill on the mic.
05/Big S.I.N "Good Girl Gone Bad" Here's the single from S.I.N's forthcoming Mad Man Music album. He needs a woman who's strong like Rosa Parks. Holla.
06/Cy Yung ft. Sharp "Retropolitan" (prod. by J-Rell) I was going through a grip of tracks Cy hit me with, for a compilation that's forthcoming on RTD, and this one stood out to me IMMEDIATELY. That beat has that knock.
07/Sean Wyze "L.A." (prod. by Jansport J) This has been my joint since I dropped it, and I never been off the East Coast. Good Saturday morning wake-up track.
08/Burt Fox & El Juba "The Jungle" You should remember this from disc 2 of The Lighthouse Project; one of my favorite joints from last year, had to bring it back.
09/MAGr "Buttafly" (prod. by Hudson Mohawke) Just had a nice feel, going out of "The Jungle" into this. MAGr should be on the tips of everyone's lips this year...
10/J. Steele "WARNING!" I got sent this last night; shouts to Camden, NJ's Urban Hill crew. This just has a hype feel to it. I hope to bring you more of their cuts in the future.
11/SuperJail "?" This has not left rotation for a bit. True RTD stylie.
13/8thW1 "Sound Quality Convo" (prod. by Mentplus) Dude's a dope artist, and I'm not saying that b/c he shouted me out. But that helps.
14/Elucid "Automatic Writing" (prod. by AEON) Still my favorite joint off Police & Thieves; Elucid has some fire waiting in the wings for you niggas. Trust we.
15/City Slickers "Hurry Up & Wait" (prod. by NellyProTools & Capital J) Another joint I just got today; I believe I've been passed a few joints from these guys - really impressed with their tracks. Keep an eye peeled for them. Shouts to G Valentino.
16/Youngs ft. Light "Brand New Bag" (prod. by Jansport J) J hit me with this last night; been sitting on this one for no good reason. I have a remix he did coming soon... will probably drop it later this week.
17/Master 3 "Never Come Down" 3 has been an interesting cat; if you slept on his last project, go get a late pass. He's got the gift - love to see where he goes with it.
18/A.G. "Where I'm From" I only knew of A.G. from her appearance on Barak Yalad's album; her family hit me up about her unfortunate passing, and sent me a batch of tracks. Here she is speaking about her life to the classic Jay-Z banger.
19/The Rapture "Must Be (Feenin')" I posted Hellz Yea! rippin' "Must Be Love" last week, and now here's The (Muthafuckin') Rapture's massacre. I love how he flipped the idea. Keep it locked for more from him, as well!
20/Sugar Tongue Slim "Next Levels Freestyle" Definitely the first time RTD was shouted out on a record. And over some DOOM? Who could ask for anything more... DEMAND IT!
21/Articulate "B-Town" Artic went in over this fire Bmore cut to expound on his city. I hope to do some project(s) with him before the year is out.
22/Rukus "Kill A Man" Dude loved Manic's "Killers Theme '08" so much, he decided to turn it over on its ear, and figure out WHY a man should be killed. Loved the execution!
23/Lil' Jon ft. Ying Yang Twins "Get Low (Nappy's J Dilla Blend)" One of those many remixes Nappy did that I'm sitting on. I could see this one causing a ruckus (no pun intended) in a dancehall. Fire material.

So there's the long and short of it. Shouts to all of the readers who send me e-mails, hit me on twitter, post my links and just continue to check the site and support what I'm doing. Big up to all of the MCs, producers, DJs, label heads and A&Rs who hit me with new material on the regular - keep it up. Shouts to wifey and the kids for putting up with me branding everything with RTD. Shouts to my friends like Enigmatik, Andrew FSD, Dallas Penn, Rafi and others - cats who've built with me, joked with me and helped me flesh out my craft. Its very much appreciated.

Let's have a good day - and enjoy this compilation!

The Deal Dub, Episode 6

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Deal hit me with this last night, but I was off in my own land, so it comes today. On the celebration of RTD's three year stand, Deal and C.I.O.N. kick the ballistics about people getting into their own way. It's some shit that many of you need to really think about, as we all try to strive and prosper in your own respective fields.

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Bonus Beats Villainous Volume Radio, Volume 10 [via PIMB]

[video] PreZZure Presents CanYaFeeliT??? Commercial 3

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Bonus Beats PreZZure Presents CanYaFeeliT??? Commercial 3

[video] Joulz Il "It's Over"

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Here's a dope video stream of Joulz Il's "It's Over":

This is taken from The Il Experiment, which you can download HERE. Send an e-mail or hit Joulz via twitter and let him know your honest opinion!

[video] Trey Songz "Brand New"

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[video] Lil' Kim On Dancing With The Stars Round 4

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She got a 10! I'm surprised she made it this far.

[video] Joell Ortiz "125 Part 2"

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Suave The Ape "The Mystery"

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Suave The Ape "The Mystery": As the rock the dub 3 year anniversary celebration continues, here's a fresh leak from Suave's The Planet Of The Apes mixtape, which I believe is done and should be available very soon... like this Saturday. 20 tracks, many of which you've heard right here on RTD, will be featured. Very interesting piece, can't wait for the whole project, myself.

Keep it locked!

Playaz Circle "Stupid"

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Playaz Circle ft. OJ Da Juiceman "Stupid": This OJ Da Juiceman is all over. Why, I don't know. I'm also not sure why I even downloaded this, I knew it'd sound "stupid!"

Rick Ross ft. Nas "Usual Suspects"

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Rick Ross ft. Nas "Usual Suspects": Shouts to BoBO for hitting me with this. Do you really think Officer Ricky does laps in ANY kind of swimming pool?

Bonus Beats Jadakiss ft. Nas "What If" [via OnSMASH]

[video] MegaBone "Triknosis"

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Directed and edited by the ICU.

[video] Behind The Scenes: Method Man & Redman "International"

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[video] Twista "Wetter"

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[video] Mayhem "One Day"


Bonus Beats Mayhem "One Day" (prod. by Mass Appeal)

[video] UGK "Da Game Been Good To Me"

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[video] J*DaVeY "SLOOOW"

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[video] Pugs Atomz x SXSW 2009

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I've got an ill Pugs track leakin' tomorrow...

The Golden Chamber Mixtape

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If you've ever fucked with The W at all in your life, you need this ill mixtape from the homey DJ Fricktion from the UK. Classic cuts, interviews and ill flavor, this one has it all.

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RTD Turning 3

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Tomorrow, rock the dub turns 3 years old. It's been a crazy 3 years - I've gotten opportunities to do things (podcasts I neglect, digital labels, etc.), made a slew of friends, be they peers in the blogging world, heads who just feel the same way or artists who I admire. I figure I should give back, but I'm going to keep it kind of lowkey, so I'll be doing some kind of compilation tonight. I'll be including tracks that reference my blog (all 2, 3 of them), tracks I've dug from people I consider "Rock The Dub All-Stars", and some unreleased/exclusives (a few, maybe).

Any MCs/producers who want to hook me up with some tracks, get at me ASAP. Send an e-mail to with a link or just attach the file. I'm game. I'll let you know if I'll include it or not.

Speak soon!

[video] The 54 Reality Show (3/30/2009)

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The Paxtons "4321"

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The Paxtons "4321": Here's an exclusive, skraight from Paxton Avenue. This cut, with its sly Boyz II Men sample, will not be found on their forthcoming album, but rocks nonetheless.

Their album, Work, is set to drop Summer '09, featuring production from the Paxtons themselves, as well as some of DC's rising stars. I'm waiting on the sampler; keep it locked! Shouts to my homey Mr. Garr for the heads up!

El Michels Affair Enter The 37th Chamber

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If you're a fan of the Wu-Tang Clan, I imagine that you've heard the El Michels Affair's interpolations on classic Wu-bangers, like "CREAM". You've also heard their work on projects like Adele's 19 album (they produced "Right As Rain"), the horn that was flipped in Jay-Z's "Roc Boys" and have also done work on Saigon's The Greatest Story Never Told LP with Just Blaze.

On April 21st, Truth & Soul/Fat Beats will be dropping Enter The 37th Chamber, a collection of the El Michels Affair's Wu-covers, including "Cream", "Can It All Be So Simple", "Protect Ya Neck", "Cherchez La Ghost" and "Incarcerated Scarfaces"; for those who remember, Truth & Soul dropped a 7" with their versions of "CREAM" and "Bring Da Ruckus" a bit ago, and should know what's up. Keep an eye peeled for this one when it drops.

BGDB Presents B.O.M.B.

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As my homey Elucid would say, "murder ponna dubplate". Enigmatik flips another compilation of leaked treats from the Busta Rhymes/Flipmode camp. Enjoy it!

[video] Mos Def On Bill Maher

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Take It Personal #11

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We all know that knowledge is power, right? So, Danyelliot drop science (and English) on the latest edition of the Take It Personal podcast, fielding questions from la twitter familia on a range of topics. Step up!

DOWNLOAD Take It Personal #11 (zshare \ sharebee)

Black Spade vs Charles Hamilton


Happy Sunday. Woke up from a sinus med/Olde English induced coma to read an e-mail that was forwarded to me by a good homey. Looks like this year's SXSW has produced a claim of plagiarism on one of the Internets favorite artists, Charles Hamilton. I'd try and paraphrase it, but it makes more sense to just copy and paste, so here's the straight shoot from the mouth of Black Spade:

Yo! So this is the beat Charles Hamilton CLAIMS he created. In short, when I was in Austin to perform and check out SxSW, I caught his set. He performed one of his tracks, "Shinin'", which I thought was dope. However, come to find out the instrumental that he used for that track is a beat I produced a while back. After he was done performing, I let him know that I produced the beat and asked him where he got it from. In the back of my mind I know that the only place he really could have gotten it from was off my MySpace page. When I told him I produced the track and liked his lyrics, he still continued to say that HE produced the track with some dude....FALSE. He said he cleared the sample and that he is the one singing 'Shinin' in the background and also that his homeboy was playing the keys on the track.

Now mind you, the background 'Shinin' vocals that he claims he laid were not laid in the studio at all. I know this because I sampled them by singing directly into the MPC.

Basically, the Frankie Beverly & Maze sample at the beginning is from when I put the beat up on MySpace. The whole point of putting that part in the track was to show that I was about to produce, from that part, my own version of the sample. So, if you don't hear the Frankie Beverly & Maze sample in the MP3 I am sending you, that is why.

Sounds interesting, right? Now, do a side-by-side comparison of the tracks; first, Black Spade's "Shining":

And now, Charles Hamilton's "Shinin'":

Sounds a bit similar, right? Now, what say you - did Hamilton jack a beat?

EDIT Looks like C. Hamilton commented on this incident over on Fresh Selects. Black Spade, what say you?

[video] Que = True BitchAssNess

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I don't know why I watch this shit - these guys at too ridiculous for their own good. Well, let me rephrase - Que acts too ridiculous for his own good. Check out his latest bitch-fit, which has been brewing over the last couple of episodes of Making The Band, Season 4:

Remedial R&B FTL.

[video] Young Jeezy "Don't Do It"

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[video] Rapper Big Pooh "The Comeback"

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Redman x Scion AV "I Hold The Crown" Remixes

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I'm slightly on tilt from this 40, but if I was smoking trees, I'd look like Redman in the above pic. Seeing as its Saturday night, I figured why not throw some club music out to the massive. Redman and Scion A/V teamed up for their latest remix project; his "I Hold The Crown" has been twisted and ran through many processors, producing a crazy trip for the heads out there who can't get enough. Check out these three remixes, get the party started right.

Shouts to WDIR for the link.

[video] Ginuwine "Last Chance"

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Friction "OMG"


Friction "OMG" (prod. by Cooley High): Here's a thought-provoking cut from this Strong Island representer, Friction. Dude's topics are all over the place, but his flow weaves everything together. Sit back and marinate on his lines for a minute, rewind if you have to...

Drop It Like It's Hot

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I'm battling a bit of a cold right now, and they always say you should force fluids... so I went to the liquor store after putting my son down for the night and copped a 40 of Olde English, because in these recession-plagued times, nothing beats a night of malt liquor for under $3.

As I left the spot, I saw this parked car with a chick blasting Juvenile's "Back That Azz Up". You remember this late '90s ode to thick booties, right?

Now, I'm not posting this to throw this soundtrack to Cash Money malarky just for sport; I started thinking of those Cash Money/Ruff Ryders tours from around that time, and seeing those ho's shaking their asses in packed stadiums, like so:

I love how most niggas will be drinking water during the shoes - nah, Cash Money Millionaires had full plastic cups of they favorite brews. You gotta love ignorance on a bankroll. Those Clinton years were SERIOUS for the Hip-Hop ballers, weren't they?

Fall Out Boy ft. VA "America's Suitehearts (Remix)"

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Fall Out Boy ft. Joe Budden, 88-Keys & Murs "America's Suitehearts (Remix)": Why can't line-ups like this happen more often, and on better tracks?

Shouts to The Real for this one.

[video] NENX TV Interviews Theo

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S.O.U.L. Purpose City Permits

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Mick Boogie and Terry Urban present the new street album from the homey S.O.U.L. Purpose, featuring MCs like Fresh Daily, Skyzoo, Block McCloud, KeiPH, Senor Kaos and others, with beats from Statik Selektah, DJ Revolution, Jake One and others.

DOWNLOAD S.O.U.L. Purporse City Permits

Shouts to BoBO.

Icadon "Turn My Twitter On"

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Icadon "Turn My Twitter On": LOL; Ic goes in over Soulja Boy's latest, giving use twitter-freaks an anthem we can bump both at the desk, as well as in the whip! Anywhere your twitter is, you need this on.

Robot-ic is out now!

Jay-Z ft. Diddy "Maybe"

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Jay-Z ft. Diddy "Maybe" (prod. by Sean C & LV): The NMC leaked a tagged version of this yesterday, but I see Nah Right's thrown up the tagless version. Word is this was made during the American Gangster sessions, but was never a Hov track - it was a demo for Diddy; it was just the first time Jigga dealt with Sean C & LV.

Mos Def On DOOM

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Just in case you missed it:

Via Dallas Penn.

[video] Paul Wall ft. Webbie "Bizzy Body"

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Watch out for my interview with Paul Wall for BGDB in the near future.

[video] Thunderheist "Nothing 2 Step 2"

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[video] N*E*R*D* "WTF Is GYT?"

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The answer is supposed to be coming April 2nd...

[video] Jo Jo Pellegrino "Closer To My Dreams (Remix)"

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[video] The Il Experiment Updates 3

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Friday, March 27th 2009 playlist

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I hope I shake these sniffles soon - l ast thing I need is a sinus cold.




Here's a video I forgot to post this week, from a crew that sends me ish every now and again and I neglect for no good reason:

Custom Made "Sunday Money"

Have a good weekend. Enjoy today, tri-state - tomorrow is supposed to be a bit rainy!

Big S.I.N Mind Of A Mad Man Vol. 2

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I told you niggas this one was coming; S.I.N's next installment of his Mind Of A Mad Man mixtape series is here, and its FIRE! Mixed by DJ Birdstick & DJ MVG, this tape features S.I.N going for his over classic instrumentals right alongside a host of new, original material. He also sent me a leak from his forthcoming Mad Man Music album, but I'll hold off on that until Monday...

DOWNLOAD Big S.I.N Mind Of A Mad Man Vol. 2 (DatPiff \ ThatCrack)

[video] GLC ft. Kanye West "Big Screen"

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[video] Bow Wow ft. Dondria "Like This"

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Dulu The Garage Sale

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Here's another project I'm behind; this is a collection of cuts from the homey Dulu that didn't find a home, or never came out where they were supposed to be. Mixture of fresh stuff and older stuff, and its all quality. Dude's got talent behind the boards, with a host of ill MCs backing it as well.

Keep your eyes peeled for homeboy.

DOWNLOAD Dulu The Garage Sale

DJ Class ft. Kanye West "I'm The Shit (Remix)"


DJ Class ft. Kanye West "I'm The Shit (Remix)": Looks like that Bmore shit is catchin' wreck in the Hip-Hop blogosphere... well, not really. But when Kanye jumps on anything, its an event... right? I hit you with the Lil Jon-assisted remix, as well as the MIMS remix that Class jumped on, so I figured I might as well keep it moving. Good joint to throw on when you leave work on Friday afternoons. And hey, MissInfo loves it, too!

Props to Tiff at Brash PR for the 320kbps MP3!

Bonus Beats Birdman & Lil' Wayne "Always Strapped (Articulate 443mix)" (for those of you who can't get enough of the sound - big up to Artic!)

Elite Assembly "Caveman Boogie"

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Elite Assembly "Caveman Boogie" (prod. by Deal - The Villain): Holy shit. Good things happen when you check your Spam folder. Shouts to C.I.O.N. from Brokn.Englsh for sending this cut to me. The Elite Assembly is a collective of niggas who are very rock the dub-centric - Brokn.Englsh, RewMec, Deal, Premium The Delegate and PreZZure; this cut only features Rew, B.E. and Deal. Expect more from EA (aka The Elite) in the near future... or be condemed to miss some of the flyest shit out there.

Rihanna's Gun Tatoo

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I was going to ask why she got a gun tatoo'd on her, but I'm the ass who plans on getting a bulldog on my left calf.

June22 vs Nas Jah's Son

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Click the pic for my homey June22's riddim-filled version of Nas' God's Son album. Blaze a fat one (or two) and vibe out to this. This is a bit older, but he did mention that he's working on more projects like this...

[video] The-Dream On Tavis Smiley

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The Prodigy Invaders Must Die US Tour Dates

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The Prodigy will be hitting the United States in May, following their already sold-out UK tour this April. Here are the confirmed dates so far...

This looks like its not one to be missed!

[video] Maino ft. T-Pain "All The Above"

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[video] Slaughterhouse "Move On"

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Bonus Beats Slaughterhouse "Move On"

[video] Dylan Dillinjah ft. Facelift "Jammin'"

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related [rock the dub Interview]: Dylan Dilinjah

[video] Babs Bunny "Odds & Even"

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[video] KRS-One & Buckshot "On The Grind" Trailer

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Featuring Mary J Blige:

[video] PreZZure Presents CanYaFeeliT??? Commercial 2

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Bonus Beats PreZZure Presents "CanYaFeeliT???" Commercial 2

[video] Fes Taylor Interview

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Part 1:

Part 2:

Bonus Beats Fes Taylor "Joe Buttons (Joe Budden Diss)"

Tanya Morgan Brooklynati Live At SXSW

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Check out Tanya Morgan performing cuts from their sophmore album, Brooklynati, LIVE at the Nah Right x Smoking Section showcase at last week's SXSW...



1 Soundcheck intro
2 Cuddlebums
3 Shes Gone interlude
4 Plan B
5 Were Fly interlude
6 Morgan Blu
7 Bang n Boogie interlude
8 So Damn Down
9 Alleye Need interlude
10 Forgot 2 Say

Sick. Shouts to audibletreats for the heads up!

Juan Epstein (3/25/2009)

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Here's a regular-old Juan Epstein, something we haven't gotten in a bit. Honestly, I got put on to Juan Epstein late (around the Latarian episode), and went back and grabbed every single episode, and listen to them on the regular. And while I love when they have guests (niggas like NORE, Fat Joe, Pete Rock, etc.), my personal favorites always involve Cipha Sounds & Peter Rosenberg just talkin' shit. This is one of those eps. Welcome back!

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Revalation "This Is Hip-Hop"

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Revalation ft. Mayhem & Praverb "This Is Hip-Hop" (prod. by Kenshin, cuts by DJ Family Tyz): Here's some United Nations of Hip-Hop shit; you've got Boston, North Carolina and Belgium all represented on one ode to what this music is about. This is taken from the forthcoming Street Communications mixtape, which is hosted by DJ TKO. Revalation also has a mixtape coming, The Revalation Will Be Televised, which will features this track, as well as cats like Sha Stimuli, M-Dot, XL, Alias and more!

The Niceguys "It's Like That"

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The Niceguys "It's Like That": Enigmatik first put me onto these cats when he interviewed Yves Saint back last January. This four-man crew (Yves on the mic, DJ Candlestick and producers Christolph & Free) are both on the road and in the studio; their EP, The Show, is in the works, and should be a host of "performance records". Also be on the lookout for Yves' solo mixtape, Genuine Article.


Mike Maven "Amazing"

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Mike Maven "Amazing": Here's an acoustic cover of Kanye West's "Amazing", passed to me by the homey 6th Sense. Word is him and 6th are in the studio working on new material, from hooks to full tracks I imagine; he should also be all over the Notherground SXSW recap videos. Keep it locked.

See Kanye, THAT'S how you do it!

Killah Priest The Eternal Thought of Killah Priest II

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Damn druids love leaving treats on my doorstep. Here's the second Eternal Thought of Killah Priest EP to drop on RTD. Killah Priest was always one of my favorite Wu-Tang associates... remember his verse from "4th Chamber"? Tracks you need on this: "Essential" is just that; "Psychonistary Mystic Breath" is some abstract thinkin'; "I'm Back Again" is a dope "welcome back" joint. This whole thing is fresh.

Peace to the hooded druids with leaky faucets.

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related Killah Priest The Eternal Thought of Killah Priest EP

[video] The 54 Reality Show (3/24) (Part 1)

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Hit their blog for more info...

[video] Behind The Scenes: Raekwon "Wu Ooh", Again

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Mad skrippas in this.

[video] Lily Allen "Not Fair"

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WMC09: Creme de la Creme

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How retarded is this line-up!?!? Kid Sister, Diplo, U-God, Wale, Kidz In The Hall, Chromeo and many more!? Christ.

[video] Busta Rhymes "Hustler's Ambition" Trailer

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[video] Black Skeptik ft. KRS-One "Rent"

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Props to Kosha Dillz for the heads up.

[video] Behind The Scenes: Chubb Rock & Wordsmith "Old 2 The New"

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Bonus Beats Chubb Rock "Our Luv" (prod. by Strada)
Bonus Beats Wordsmith ft. Soulstice "Music For The Millenium"(prod. by Capish)

[video] Spectacula "Uh Oh"

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Big S.I.N "Fire In Ya Ear"

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Big S.I.N "Fire In Ya Ear": Keeping up with the Mind Of A Mad Man Vol. 2 leaks, here we find homey rippin' over another classic in Craig Mack's "Flava In Ya Ear". Just coastin' over these! More to come...

previous Big S.I.N "Kick In The Door Freestyle"

[video] Keri Hilson "Knock You Down"

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Featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo:

[video] Lil' Kim On Dancing With The Stars Round 3

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The Deal Dub, Episode 5

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Like we always do about this time, we've got the latest episode of The Deal Dub, where Hip-Hop and REAL TALK reside. Deal and C.I.O.N. kick the facts while flipping through some ill tracks. Don't sleep.

DOWNLOAD The Deal Dub, Episode 5

Bonus Beats Villiainous Volume Radio, Vol. 9 [via PIMB]

[video] The Runners x AMW

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This seems very anti-"Stop Snitching":

Behind The Scenes:

It's just funny to see cats get that gwap, then make music with niggas who will rep the antithesis of calling 5-0 to report people.

Funk Logik, Sean Wyze & Sincere "Home"

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Funk Logik, Sean Wyze & Sincere "Home" (prod. by Dulu): Here's the 4th and final leak from Dulu's Garage Sale, which drops this Friday (March 27th); if you've been following these leaks, you should be well away of the fire this compilation will contain.

Quest MCODY "1, 2, 3 (Freestyle)"

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Quest MCODY "1, 2, 3 (Freestyle)": My homey Quest MCODY just dished a group of cuts to my inbox this morning. Sounds like he's got the wind beneath his wings and is ready to fly over you mediocre MCs...

Bonus Beats "Part Of The Game" (ft. Meloni) (prod. by Mr. Porter) & "Back On The Block"

Young Chris, Wale, Bun B & Señor Kaos "Searching For An Outlet"

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Young Chris, Wale, Bun B & Señor Kaos "Searching For An Outlet": Fucking ILL jazz-tinged cut from this fearsome foursome. If you're sleeping on this one for some reason, you must be dead.

Via The Kaos Effect.

[video] Lil' Wayne "Got Money" LIVE

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Here's Weezy's performance of "Got Money" from Spring Break 2009:

[video] Jim Jones ft. Ryan Leslie "Precious"

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The Good Morning Mixtape

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So often, we wake up listening to Hip-Hop, but I don't think I've seen a good compilation of strictly-"morning"-related Hip-Hop tracks. Well, Kevin Nottingham, Nappy Afro and Your Favorite White Boy threw this ill compilation together, including some of my favorites (Naughty By Nature's "Feel Me Flow", "Steppin To The AM", etc.) in a nice package. Grab this and be sure to start your day on the good foot...

Props to B-Double, who sent me this promo that I didn't get up yesterday.

[video] Azage "Mercy"

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[video] Cymarshall Law & Mr. Joeker "Love Sex Or What"

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Cassie ft. Hellz Yea! "Must Be Love (RTD remix)"


Cassie ft. Hellz Yea! "Must Be Love (rock the dub remix)": I asked a host of MCs to tackle Cassie's "Must Be Love", and the first nigga to hit be back with a complete track was BKLYN's own Hellz Yea!. He brings a really NY flavor to it...

"my style... raises eyebrows/you can't see son like I'm clouds"

That 2nd 16 is beastly, if I do say so myself. I got another one in the can that I'm gonna drop later on this week... hopefully a few more of these flow in. Peep the Cassie-less version below.

Bonus Beats Hellz Yea! "Must Be Love Freestyle"

[video] Ciara ft. Justin Timberlake "Love Sex Magic"

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One of the things I've always wanted to do was start up a label. I got the idea to start a digital imprint on my own because, realistically, I fuck with MP3s more than I do compact discs, and I imagine loads of heads are like me. My initial idea blossomed (with the help of the homey Jeryl), and now the first imprint of mine, RTDLTD, has just dropped its first release (distributed by the good folks over at Nu Urban Music)...

digital distribution via NUM

AA) Noah D "Mash Down"

Pure ragga-DnB vibes. I was trying to get Noah D linked up with another label, and it didn't come to fruition. Dude has TUNES, and I'm damn lucky to have gotten these been given these beats to release. I urge you to take a gander at those clips, and if you're feeling, cop the beats over at Nu Urban Music, iTunes, DNBA or from Digital Tunes ASAP. Support this release, I guarantee I'll have more fresh DnB (and other genres) out there for you. I've been working on a podcast to go along with this, should be ready very soon...

Shouts to Uriela for the wicked cover art. Any producers and artists trying to get tunes to me, hit me via e-mail or drop some beats into my SoundCloud dropbox.
EDIT Looks like "Mash Down" is #11 on Nu Urban Music's DnB MP3 Chart! Keep it climbin'!

Mally "Sky Lines"

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Mally "Sky Lines": It's been a minute since I've posted some material from Mally; his version of saying "hey, how you been" is sending me an MP3 of him coasting over "Ignorant Shit". Watch out for The Passion, which is dropping in May, and is entirely produced by Mydus.