Yeah, I'm not sure who Tee Yungstah is, but whatever. Shouts to Boom Blake. Trenton stand up:
Any Trenton MCs trying to get put on, get at me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a feature, word up.
Archive for 01/01/2009 - 02/01/2009
WhyGee "ChumpSin Pink": Here's the title track from a forthcoming DVD that WhyGee has coming. WhyGee is one of the Colorado cats that Kid Hum has put me onto (Sunken State is another one), and he will be featured on the Offshore Drilling compilation. The homey RM threw this up on FH, and included the "ChumpSin Pink" video:
I'll do one better and flip this video of a recent WhyGee performance:
Lil' Mama "Diva": Damn. So I got the blast for this track, and figured that Lil' Mama was going onto some instrumental murder, ala her "A Milli" freestyle, and was set to massacre Beyonce's "Diva". Nope, she's on some Electro-Pop smooth shit here. I think fans of this style or fans of her will be into this. Reminds me of something Rihanna would fuck with. What do you think?
1) Adele f/ 6th Sense: Chasing Grammys (6th Sense Remix)
2) Coldplay f/ Jay-Z: Take The Hill (Terry Urban/nVMe Remix)
3) MIA f/ Nas: Paper Planes (Terry Urban Remix)
4) Lil Wayne f/ Kanye West: Lollipop (Kickdrums Remix)
5) Adele: Cold Shoulder (Mick Boogie/Garbs Remix)
6) Radiohead f/ Lupe: Reckon A Superstar (Remot/Mick Boogie Remix)
7) Kenna f/ Kanye West & Lupe: Say Goodbye To Sky (Terry Urban Mix)
8) Jonas Brothers: Love Bug (Mick Boogie/Garbs Remix)
9) Kanye West f/ MIA: Swagger Like Paper (Mick Boogie Remix)
10) Coldplay f/ Lil Wayne: Viva La Milli (Terry Urban Remix)
11) Katy Perry: I Kissed A Girl (Excel Remix)
12) John Mayer f/ Jay-Z: Say (Terry Urban/Judah Remix)
13) Brazilian Girls: Last Call (Discopusher Remix)
14) Lupe Fiasco f/ Sara Bareilles: I Got A Love Song (Remot Remix)
15) Kanye West f/ Big Sean: Good Morning (Kickdrums Remix)
16) Adele: Make You Feel My Love (Mick Boogie/Remot Remix)
17) Coldplay f/ Jay-Z: Lost Part 2 (Mick Boogie Remix)
Blast this one LOUD.
EDIT New download link.
Bill Withers - Hope She’ll Be Happier
The Ordells - Sippin’ a Cup of Coffee
William Bell - Everybody Loves A Winner
Sam Cooke - Trouble Blues
Sleepy Brown - Curse On You
Demarco - Fallen Soldier (DJ Eleven remix)
Ann Peebles - Trouble Heartaches & Sadness
Ying Yang Twins - Wind
The Notorious BIG - Suicidal Thoughts
Tom Jones - Motherless Child
The Clash - Straight To Hell
Lost Boyz - Renee
Marvin Gaye - I Wish It Would Rain
Mayer Hawthorne - Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out
J-Boogie’s Dubtronic Science feat. Zumbi - For Your Love
Bobby Womack - Nobody Wants You When You’re Down And Out (Nobody’s Safe Chump)
Bill Withers - Better Off Dead
The Smiths - Death Of A Disco Dancer
Kanye West - Coldest Winter
Al Green - Strong As Death (Sweet As Love)
Isley Brothers - Ain’t I Been Good to You Pt. 2
UGK - One Day
I finally got the chance to rap with one of my favorite Drum & Bass producers of all time, A-Sides, about his use of Scratch Live in his sets for a new Dogs On Acid/Serato Mix Series. Check out the in-depth feature, and enjoy the exclusive mix he threw down in Scratch Live...
01. A-Sides & Makoto "Spacetrain"
02. A-Sides "Imagination VIP"
03. A-Sides "Tokiado"
04. A-Sides "One Love"
05. A-Sides & MC Fats "So Natural"
06. A-Sides & DJ Marky "Montpellier"
07. A-Sides "Level 2"
08. A-Sides "Milk & Honey"
09. A-Sides "Sugar Sweet"
10. A-Sides "Tear The Roof Off (Twisted Individual Remix)"
11. A-Sides "Destination Earth"
12. A-Sides "Cheeba"
13. A-Sides "Absolute"
14. A-Sides "Hidden Fears"
15. A-Sides & Break "(untitled)"
16. A-Sides & Makoto "The Final Fugitive"
17. A-Sides "Showstoppa"
18. A-Sides "Operation X"
19. A-Sides "Heavyweight"
20. A-Sides "Broken"
21. A-Sides & MC Fats "Crazy 2006"
22. A-Sides "Planetary Motion"
23. A-Sides, Marky & Makoto "Tonite"
24. A-Sides "The Way You Move"
25. A-Sides ft. MC Fats& Regina "What U Don't Know (Q-Project Remix)"
26. A-Sides "White Riesling"
THIS IS WHAT I DO!
First BLCKPRSDNT > First BLCKCHRMN. RNC FAIL.
EDIT I guess this history-making feat didn't matter to one of my local GOP members. Fuck you very much, Jack Lacy, for sending an unfunny, racially-charged "joke" to "some friends and some former booster club supporters, classmates and lifelong friends".
R.O.E. "When The Money Comes": The homey R.O.E. had some ish to get off his chest, and chose Jay-Z's "When The Money Goes" instrumental to be the sonic bed. Dude has such a smooth flow, but he definitely touches on some more personal situations on this quick rhyme. Who's next?
MC XYZ's B2B Sessions have gone on for a bit, taking two DJs dropping serious mixes in the same file. My homegirl Mayday is featuring in this mix, which is heavy on the Hip-Hop (although she definitely does her thing with the Hyphy and such).
DJ MAYDAY Tracklisting
"Hyphy" - The Federation
"Cus, Cus" - P.S.D, Keak da Sneak & Messy Marv
"Take Control" (Instrumental) - Amerie
"Go Dummy" - Mistah Fab, The Pillionaires & J-Diggs
"Put It Down" - Redman
"Jam On It" - Newcleus
"Shake" (Ayres Remix) - Pitbull & Ying Yang Twins
"Push It" - B.A
"80's Baby" - LJX
"Samir's Theme" - Debonaire Samir w/ Vocal by Vadah Boy
"Everyone's Got to Make a Living" - Dances with White Girls
"911" - Tittsworth
"Sweet Romance" (Zebo Remix) - Donna Summer
"Ain't Sayin' Nothing" (Superfriends Remix) - James Brown
"Say Whoa!" (DJ Craze Remix) - A Trak
"Show Me Love" (Hardwell Bootleg) - Robin S vs Steve Angello and Laid Back Luke
"Bmore Dominator" - Rico Tubbs
"The Show" - Doug E Fresh & MC Ricky D (Intro Scratch)
"Teacher, Teacher" - Slick Rick
"I Know You Got Soul" - Eric B. & Rakim
"I'm Still #1" (Numero Uno Re-Record) by Boogie Down Production
"Steppin' To The AM" - 3rd Badd
"Freak The Funk" - Stezo
"Gettin' Funky" - Kid N' Play
"Paper Thin" - MC Lyte
"Devestating" - Sway & King Tech
"Pump That Bass" (Live) - Original Concept
"Beats To The Rhyme" - Run DMC
"Straight Outta Compton" - N.W.A.
"Who's Gonna Take The Weight" - Gangstarr
"So Wat Cha Sayin'" - EPMD
"The Humpty Dance" - Digital Underground
"Pay Ya Dues" - Low Profile
"Cold Gettin' Dumb" - Just Ice
"Long Live The Kane" - Big Daddy Kane
"Straight Out The Jungle" - Jungle Brothers
More info HERE.
- 50 Cent "Officer Ricky (Go Ahead Try Me)"
- Jay-Z "When The Money Goes"
- Lil' Wayne "Hot Revolver"
- Young Jeezy ft. Jay-Z "My President Is Black (Remix)" (prod. by Tha Bizness)
- Raekwon ft. Ghostface Killah "Criminology 2" (clean \ dirty) [Bonus Beats Raekwon ft. Ghostface Killah & Crooked I "Yes Sir"]
- Q-Tip ft. Busta Rhymes, Raekwon & Lil' Wayne "Renaissance Rap (Remix)"
- Jim Jones "Turn My Swag On" [Bonus Beats Jim Jones "Na Na Na (We Getting Money Like)"]
- Lil' Jon ft. Ice Cube & The Game "Killas"
- Rick Ross "Mafia Music" (prod. by The Inkredibles) [Bonus Beats Rick Ross ft. John Legend "Magnificent" (prod. by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)]
- The-Dream ft. Rick Ross, Juelz Santana, Fabolous & Ludacris "Rockin' That Thing (Remix)"
- Ryan Leslie "Out Of The Blue" [Bonus Beats Ryan Leslie "Just Right"]
- Rihanna ft. The-Dream "Hatin' On The Club"
- Chris Brown "Takes Time" (prod. by Polow Da Don)
- Chrisette Michelle "Epiphany"
- Mavado "Till She Bawl"
- Ernie Gaines "NO"
- Slim Thug ft. Akon "Please Don't Do That"
- Styles P ft. Tre Williams "Streetlife"
- Havoc "Watch Me"
- Royce Da 5'9, Phonte & Stat Quo "Homage To Premier" (prod. by Focus...) [Bonus Beats Royce Da 5'9 & Busta Rhymes "Kay Slay Freestyle"]
- DJ Suss.One ft. Red Cafe, Uncle Murda & Maino "Who Shot Ya 2009"
- Maino ft. T-Pain "All Of The Above"
- Uncle Murda "You Gotta Love It (New York, New York)"
- Mysonne "Letter To Pun"
- P.A. "Letter To Big L"
- Don Cerino "Letter To Gary Coleman"
- B-Real ft. Xzibit & Young De "Don't Ya Dare Laugh (Remix)"
- Dylan Dillinjah "Keep It Mobbin'" (prod. by EZLP)
- Termanology "Tight Pants Are For Girls"
- Bobby Creekwater "Big Brother"
- Wes Fif ft. DecadeZ "Thanger" (prod. by DecadeZ)
- Rhymefest "SuperSonic (Chucky Cheese)"
- GLC ft. Keyshia Cole & Roscoe "I Can't Call It"
- Wale "Good Girls (AEON Remix)"
- Naledge "Birthday Sex" [Bonus Beats Naledge "Rock Top Fashions"]
- Che Grand "Streets" (prod. by Illmind)
- Wordsmith "The Rave" (prod. by Professa)
- 8thW1 "Sound Quality Convo" (prod. by Mentplus)
- Cy Yung ft. Rashid Hadee & Asylum 7 "Mayhem" (prod. by J. Slikk)
- DJ iLLaNoise ft. Fab 5 '09 "Go IL USA (Circa '96)"
- Mic Terror ft. Travis McCoy "Snow Globe"
- Germ Ghee ft. Gucci Mane "Mr. White Boy" [clean \ dirty]
- Drake ft. Lil' Wayne & Santogold "Unstoppable (Remix)"
- Sean Wyze "Two Minus One" (prod. by Jansport J)
- J. Nolan "Not Enough Time"
- B.A.M. ft. Lil' Fame "My City" [clean \ dirty]
- ScholarMan "Maryland To UK" (prod. by Jone$y)
- Wes Restless & Silence "Only Live Once" (prod. by Wes Restless)
- DJ Class ft. Lil' Jon "I'm The Shit (Remix)"
- Bliss FM ft. Articulate "Always Here"
- Versis "Spittin' In The Wind (fLako Remix)"
- Muffler "Autumn (2009 VIP)"
- The Black Ghosts "It's Your Touch (DnB Bootleg)"
- Tapemasters Inc x Jim Jones Jockin' Jim Jones
- The Antidotes Street LAb Mixtape
- Master 3 Light Up The Darkness
- Gallic Wars & Wide World The Label Present Check Dig Series Vol. 4
- DJ Concept The Beautiful Fascination With 45s: Stack #1
- DJ Teddy King Nas - Surviving The Times
- Crew54 x The Jake New:Magic:E.P. - The Aggressive Soul Remixes
- Jo Well & DviousMindZ Nickel & Diming EP
- Gallic Wars Presents Poverty Breeds Crime Pt. 2
- Bobby Valentino Presents Lights, Camera & R&B
- DJ JayCeeOh & PQ GOODY! GOODY! Mix Vol. I
- Excess Bangers 11: Afro Scrolls NINJA!!!
This week's BoomBoxxMixtape pick comes from one of my favorite Wu-Tang albums, The W...
Wu-Tang Clan "Careful (Click, Click)"
CAREFUL! This is my shit, I'm sorry. GO STEELERS! I'm out!
01. Q-Tip Ft.Busta Rhymes,Raekwon & Lil'Wayne - Renaissance Rap(Remix)
02. Tone Trump ft. Birdman, Akon - Hands In The Air
03. B-Real ft. Xzibit & Young De - Don't Ya Dare Laugh(Remix)
04. Lil Jon Ft. R. Kelly, Sean Paul - Back It Up
05. N.O.R.E. Feat. Sean Kingston- On And On
06. Rick Ross Ft. John Legend - I'm the Magnificent
07. Havoc - Watch Me
08. Teriyaki Boyz feat. Kanye West - Teriya-King
09. Chrisette Michelle - Epiphany
10. D. Julien - One Can Win
11. Styles P Feat. Tre Williams - Streetlife
12. New Breed Ft. Pleasure P, Flo-Rida - One Night
13. PG The Kidd ft Cassidy, Mr. Jelks - Triple Threat
14. Young Buck ft. Jimmie Hoffa & Blood Raw - Stupid Money
15. Royce Da 5′9, Phonte & Stat Quo - Homage to Premier
16. Termanology - Tight Pants Are For Girls
17. U-N-I ft. Talib Kweli - Return
18. N.A.S.A. Ft The Cool Kids, Ghostface Killah, Scarface & Dj Am - The Mayor
19. Cashis ft. One-2- Whoa
20. Naledge - Rock Top Fashions
Go put this on and beat people up. Holla.
Raekwon ft. Ghostface Killah & Crooked I "Yes Sir": Here's another leftfield leak for this week, with an unbelievable line-up. Rather than try and paraphrase, I'll just hit you with the info from the press release...
On February 19th, Stenge-O-Matic of Anotha Level will be releasing a project called "The Live & Direct Show" which features none-other-than Crooked I. However, this project is more than a regular underground feature as Crooked I appears along side the Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon and Ghostface Killah. Many Hip Hop fans would consider this to be a "dream team" collaboration... Those who are not familiar with Stenge-O-Matic's group Anotha Level may be interested to know that their first album "On Anotha Level" was executively produced by Ice Cube and sold over 250,000 records in 1994. Stenge's upcoming "Live & Direct Show" also features T.I., Glasses Malone, Akon and many more...
Shouts to Alex @ Killer Bee Promotions for this one!
50 Cent "Try Me": Here's the full five-minute diss that 50 has aimed at Rick Ross and DJ Khaled. I guess when Lil' Wayne is doing Limp Bizkit-lite, and Kanye is lost in his Auto-Tune, we need some fabricated Rap beef to keep the train moving.
Wordsmith "The Rave" (prod. by Professa): This new cut that Wordsmith passed me has a different energy to it. The way the sounds interact make this one feel very intense, and Words goes in on the flow with this one. Different styles, something you can get the party rockin' with. Not too many MCs get that hustle on like Words and Nu Revolution do, and 2009 will be no exception, with a mixtape AND album coming from Words and Chubb Rock. Keep it locked...
DJ JayCeeOh & PQ have linked up to form GOODY! GOODY!, a collaborative dance-centric project that blends house, electro, hip hop, Baltimore club, bass, disco and more. This is the first installment of their mixtape series, and judging by their backgrounds and the tracklist, you need not sleep!
1. Ready to Go Intro
2. Rudy Ray Moore (R.I.P) / Benny Bennassi / Bloody Beatroots (JayCeeOh Edit)
3. Bob Sinclair - Ultimate Funk
4. Grampa / Bun B - Sound Of Music (JayCeeOh + PQ Edit)
5. Lil Bo Tweak - K-Rizzle Interlude
6. Bag Raiders - Fun Punch (Cut The BullSh*t Edit)
7. 2 Live Crew / U tern - All That Cha Got Party (JayCeeOh Edit)
9. In Flagranti - Just Gazing (PQ + JayCeeOh Party Edit)
10. Armand Van Helden / Disco Juice (PQ Edit)
11. Hands In The Air / O'bryan (Treasure Fingers)- Freaky Hands (JayCeeOh Edit)
12 John Legend / Santogold / Bird Peterson - Green Lights in LES (JayCeeOh Edit)
13. Pase Rock / Groove Armada feat Stush & Red Rat - Get Money, Get Down (JayCeeOh + PQ Edit)
14. Will.I.am- Impatient - (U-tern Remix)
15. Hott City - Feelin Love
16. U.N. - Get It On
18. Black Roots - They Cant Stop It
19. Cool Kids - Pump Up The Volume (JayCeeOh Break Edit)
20. Siriusmo - Just Like This (JayCeeOh & PQ Edit)
21. Craze - Bitch I'm From Dade County
22. Crookers - Yeak OK (JayCeeOh Edit)
23. 2 Live Crew / Luke / Ron Carroll - (JayCeeOh + PQ Breakdown Edit)
24. Baile / Tim Deluxe (JayCeeOh Edit)
25. Sean Paul / Twerk (Bird Peterson/ Cousin Cole) - Bo! (JayCeeOh Edit)
26. Skatalites - Forest Flower Interlude
27. Bounce Camp - Big Dancin (On The Floor Edit)
28. ABN - Whos the man, Whos the Boss? - Interlude
29. Martin Brothers - Dum / DJ Smurf - Ride On Out (JayceeOh + PQ Edit)
30. JayCeeOh - Move It
31. Cassius - Feeling for you / Jacko (PQ Edit)
32. Buzzins Cuzzins / Shawty Lo - Let Me Show You Haterz Love (JayceeOh + PQ Edit)
33. Kanye West - Love Lockdown (Chew Foo Small Room Fix)
34. Runaway Outro
Perfect Friday funkery. Shouts to Alex at Move Forward Music for the heads up.
This week is definitely called "leftfield leaks"; where the HELL is this shit coming from? Bobby V and DJ Holiday linked up to promote Bobby's new album, The Rebirth (which drops on Feb. 10th), with this new mixtape.
1. Shake It Up
2. Your Smile (featuring Lil Wayne)
3. Knock Knock
4. Bobby V Speaks
5. 80 on the Freeway
6. You (Willie the kid featuring Bobby V)
7. One Chance (featuring Trey Songz & Lloyd)
8. Bobby V Speaks
9. Beep Remix (featuring Lil Wayne & Maino)
10. Butterfly Tattoo
11. Hands On Me
12. If I Had My Way
13. Poppin (Yung Joc featuring Bobby V)
14. Feels So Good
15. Mrs. Officer
16. Sexy Girl
related Bobby Valentino "Beep (Official Remix)"
Rihanna ft. The-Dream "Hatin' On The Club": No, Rih-Rih didn't get a skin bleachin'/haircut. That's apparently her "BFF/video vixen" friend Amber Rose, who was recently featured in Smooth. Wow. OH shit, this is a new Rihanna song. It's not really that good, TBH - it sounds like she tried to throw some old school doo-wop heartbreak into a mid-tempo club rocker, but it really just rocked me to sleep.
MP3 spotted over on OnSMASH.
The-Dream ft. Rick Ross, Juelz Santana, Fabolous & Ludacris "Rockin' That Thing (Remix)": There's been a bunch of remixes out there, but because Best of Both Offices hit me with this, I'm going to say that this is the official. How Juelz can say some shit like "treat her like the First Lady, I put my Barack in her" and not feel like a complete douche is beyond me...
DJ Suss.One ft. Red Cafe, Uncle Murda & Maino "Who Shot Ya 2009": I don't know why ANYONE has to touch THIS CLASSIC BIG TRACK, but I guess Brooklyn's in the house. I'm sorry, but Uncle Murda's adlibs > Red Cafe's adlibs. Maino is a beast on this one, though.
Props to Tapemasters Inc for the heads up; photo credit goes to Travis Swicegood.
Q-Tip ft. Busta Rhymes, Raekwon & Lil' Wayne "Renaissance Rap (Remix)": Damn, what a good week it's been for leakage. This is one of those line-ups that I didn't expect at all, and I am not mad at what any of these MCs did on the track. In fact, I'm quite happy with how this came out. Now that melody is gonna be stuck in my head all weekend.
Young Jeezy ft. Jay-Z "My President Is Black (Remix)" (prod. by Tha Bizness): I love that Jeezy says he'd rather watch Jimmy Kimmel rather than The O'Reilly Factor, as if that comparison makes sense. As you may have guessed it, this is the official remix, featuring the new anti-O'Reilly lyrics. That hook is great, but without the pro-Obama shit, this is essentially another dope boy anthem. LET'S GO!
I told you guys last November that Prinz and Gallic Wars were linking up to help Prinz reach that next level; in short order, the next chapter in the Poverty Breeds Crime series is here, which is hosted by Prinz, and featuring a bunch of bangin' cuts that you need to make part of your life right now.
1. Intro - Prinz the Pistoleer
2. Hard Up - Prinz the Pistoleer
3. Villain - Styles P & Ariez (Prod. by J. Cardim)
4. Death Wish - Jadakiss ft Lil Wayne
5. Your Welcome - Grafh
6. Gallic Wars Freestyle - Prinz the Pistoleer
7. Where Is Cass At - Cassidy
8. R.I.P Maxipad (Max B Diss) - J.R. Writer
9. Like Ohh Remix - Jim Jones, Bun B, Prinz & Jadakiss
10. Hood Laws - Infamous Mobb
11. New Blood - Prinz the Pistoleer
12. Donkie Booty - MIMS
13. Brooklyn We Go Hard Remix - Stones
14. This Is That - Jaskizzal
15. Trap House - Prinz the Pistoleer
16. Crooked Go Hard - Crooked I
17. Move On - Joell Ortiz & Joe Budden
18. Made You Get Up (Reloaded) - 50 Cent (Steve Gee Mix)
19. Gangsta Music - Prinz the Pistoleer & Grafh
20. Block Em - Mickey Factz ft MIMS
21. I'ma Problem - Mouf
22. Killa - Small World
23. Move - MIMS
24. Shotty On Me - Riz ft Khalil
25. Lock & Load - Chynk Showtime ft Pav Bundy
26. Push - Rico Paysos ft Full Clips (Prod. by Skillz The Hitman)
27. In The Hood - Grafh ft Young Chris
28. Back For More - Freeway
29. U Loco - Lefty Wright ft Speed & Jynx (myspace.com/thegoodfellas07)
30. Gallic Wars Freestyle II - Prinz the Pistoleer
31. Rubber Bands - Poni Ft YB & Future
32. Money In My Pocket - Beast The Skitzo ft J South & Lou Skannon
33. I'ma Ridah - Streez & Young Deuces (Prod. by Andrew U The Perfectionist)
34. I'm Rich - Dynamic
35. What's It Gonna Be (UK MIX) - Fresh As Tommi (F.A.T)
36. (Outro) Die - Prinz the Pistoleer
Shouts to the Gallic Wars fam for this one.
Jay-Z "When The Money Goes (Instrumental)": Still no word on what "When The Money Goes" was set to drop on, but fuck that. It's my jam of the week. And I just got passed the instrumental, so MCs, get on this one QUICK!
Shouts to Instrumentals101.com for the hook-up.
B-Real ft. Xzibit & Young De "Don't Ya Dare Laugh (Remix)": Keepin' it Cali for a minute, here's the remix to B-Real's scorcher, "Don't Ya Dare Laugh". Creasing khakis and Chuck Taylors were my shit, until I realized if I wore a certain color, I'd get popped. Now I am super nondescript in earth tones. You know how that goes.
Anyone else wishing Xzibit put out that classic we all know he has in him?
Shouts to MAC Media.
Versis "Spittin' In The Wind (fLako Remix)": This cat is 17? And from Inglewood? I need to get out more. RM London, who recently joined the Flawless Hustle camp, threw this up, along with another joint today. If you partake in the herbals, put something in the air, throw this joint on, and meet the future of ill Hip-Hop.
DJ Jay iLLaNoise ft. Fab 5 '09 "Go IL USA (Circa '96)": I dropped the video for this last week, and Pugz hit me with the MP3 today. iLLaNoise's Revenge Of The Backpacks drops Feb. 2009, so keep it locked for that one!
Ernie Gaines "NO": Going through the inbox, and I had to throw this gem up. Ernie Gates apparently had a track with T.I. entitled "Sip It", which I've never heard, but based on the future retro funk in this joint, I might have to keep my ear out for homeboy. Dude kind of reminds me of Ryan Leslie, but a bit more soul. And he represents NJ. Win-win.
Che Grand "Streets" (prod. by Illmind): Che hit me with this earlier today, and I'm loving it. This will be dropping on Illmind's Blaps Rhymes & Life Volume II, which should be dropping on Friday. If you have an idea of how ill (no pun intended) this combo will be, you will definitely love this.
Raekwon ft. Ghostface Killah "Criminology 2" [clean \ dirty]: Talk about straight out of leftfield. I wasn't expecting this one at all. And while it doesn't match the original's fury, this is nothing to sneeze at. They essentially flipped the original sample into some 2009 flavorful shit, which I'm not mad at. The original, though, is a personal favorite, so forgive me if I'm not shitting my pants in excitement.
OB4CL2 = April 7th? We'll see...
Props to Clockwork Music for the clean link; big up the Killer Bees for the dirty version. Shouts to BGDB for the heads up.
Cy Yung ft. Rashid Hadee & Asylum 7 "Mayhem" (prod. by J. Slikk): Here's a full preview of one of the forthcoming Tribute To Rosie Perez tracks that Slikk has been hyping me about, but finally let me drop to the world. This and "Dreamcatcher Revisited" should have you open to this project that Cy & Slikk are nuturing. The final LP will feature Rashid Hadee, The Primeridian, R.O.E., Indy Sparks, Tall Black Guy, DJ SeanDoe, J. Slikk, Pugs Atomz, Maria and more; be on the lookout for "Be Natural", which I'm told should be dropping come Spring 2009.
To celebrate the launch of Street Fighter IV, the latest instalment in one of the most successful fighting game series of all time, video games giant Capcom has made available for the first time the original, fully-mastered vocal, FX and music samples taken from the cult classic Street Fighter II, enabling DJs and producers access to cut, scratch, remix and re-edit these classic parts to their hearts content.
Street Fighter IV will be in stores from Feb 20th available for PS3 & Xbox 360. Shouts to Lou for this one!
Shouts to Enigmatik for the heads up on this one.
Dylan Dillinjah "Keep It Mobbin'" (prod. by EZLP): Did you know Dylan Dillinjah, who rose to fame from the first season of Diddy's Making The Band, was still around? Me neither. Gallic Wars and EMG have linked up to put out a deluxe edition of Dylan's Reborn project, which will be hosted by Gunz N Rosez and N.O.E., with musical arrangement by Mazi-O. This is set to drop for free.99 on Feb. 26th, so keep it locked!
Via Gallic Wars.
Jowell: The Nickel and Diming EP..me, dviousmindz, and markfader all put in work for the project and I hope all of you enjoy it. I wanna thank 2dopeboyz and ALL of the blogs and sites for all the support they've shown me and the antidotes crew as a whole. Thank you to Phenomenon for the cover art too. I know Dvious has some ill projects in the works, that he's gonna release soon, so keep an eye out for that. Markfader has a beat tape called pound for pound which is coming out soon. I am also working on a couple projects as well..one of them is a just crusin' remix which will be real nice..how about another Jo Well & DJ DviousMindz tape?....thanks again...let me know if you are feelin the music...
Dj DviousMindZ: I just want to say thanks to all that have listened to the singles and showed interest in the project. Shout out to all the bloggers posting out music. Jo well and I are defiantly going to drop another E.P this year, I'm also dropping another E.P next month with my artist MNfrm so I hope all of you show the same support to him as well! Thanks for your time and thanks for listening.
1. Jo Well & DJ DviousMindZ- Nickel & Diming (Intro)
2. Jo Well & DJ DviousMindZ- Pot of Gold
3. Jo Well & DJ DviousMindZ- Pusha Baby
4. Jo Well & DJ DviousMindZ- Just Crusin' ft. Phenomenon
5. Jo Well & DJ DviousMindZ- Love Thang
6. Jo Well & DJ DviousMindZ- Spitten 211's ft. Phenomenon & Konscious K
7. Jo Well & DJ DviousMindZ- Heat Wave ft. MARKFADER & Cee Nario
8. Jo Well & DJ DviousMindZ- Maybe Just Maybe
9. Jo Well & DJ DviousMindZ- Dust in the Wind
10. Jo Well & DJ DviousMindZ- Treasure Chest ft. MARKFADER & Cee Nario
11. Jo Well & DJ DviousMindZ- She Got NoWhere To Go
12. Jo Well & DJ DviousMindZ- Leftovers (Little Bit of Change)
13. Jo Well & DJ DviousMindZ- Outro
14. Bonus- The Antidotes- Got Rhymes (Street LAb Mixtape Remix)
15. Bonus- Jo Well- Buck Wylin
16. Bonus- Jo Well- Sleepin' Like a Dog (J Dilla Beat)
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...
Bonus Beats DJ Class ft. Lil' Jon "I'm The Shit (Remix)" [via The FADER]
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": 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]
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.
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...
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
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": 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!
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:
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"
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.
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...
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"
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" (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.
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 email@example.com by Feb. 1st. I'll pick the three winners and alert them via e-mail.
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...
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.