Saturday, January 10, 2009

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

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

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

DJ G-Spot Midwest Invasion 9

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

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Tracklist:

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

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

Remedial Reality TV: Real Chance Fight Club

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



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

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

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

[video] Snoop Dogg "Staxxx In My Jeans"

Featuring Rook & The Father Hood Family:

[video] Mr. Kennedy Shaves Rosenberg's Hair



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

Windows 7 Beta

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

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

Chamillionaire Mixtape Messiah 6

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

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Tracklist:

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

Shouts to BGDB, by way of nation.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Lil' Wayne ft. Pharrell "Yes"

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

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

Via nation by way of Splash.

Infamous ft. The Jeanyus "The Session"

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

related The Black Table Committee "A Taste Of Chicago"

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

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

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

Bonus Beats High School Crush "Raging Clue"

"Hip-Hop Needs Balance" T-Shirt

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

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

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



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

Atlantic Connection "New Dawn"

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

[video] Katy Perry "Thinking Of You"

Ryan Leslie Ryan Leslie Cover

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

Friday, January 9th 2009 playlist

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

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

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


It's weekend time! Onandonandonandonandonand!

Jadakiss "Can't Stop Me"

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

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

Nico The Beast "Underground Kings"

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


Props to the homey Dom for this one.

Kid Hum On Fossil Fuel Samples

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

Rukus "Dear Tatiana"

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

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

DJ Cable "Work It 'Til Infinity"

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

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Give A Goat (Jan. 2009)

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

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

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



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

Jay Who? "Impeach The Governor (Blagojevich)"

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

Shouts to Fake Shore Drive.

MAGr "Buttafly"

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

related "God Like" \ "Dealings"

Big Lou "Classical Collection"

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

[video] Zune Insider x Mos Def

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

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



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

DJ Concept Three Kings

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

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Tracklist:

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

Enjoy that.

[video] Patrick Swayze On Barbara Walters Special

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

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


Part 4


Part 5

[video] Buff1 "Dream Streets"

[video] Behind The Scenes: CNN "Rotate"



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

HaLo "On The Right"

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

Junclassic "Real Shit"

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

Chip Fu "West Indian Money"

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

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Dert Talk Strange

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

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Tracklist:

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

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

KONCEPT KONVERSES (Chuck Taylor Edition) Mixtape

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

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

Sugar Tongue Slim Demand More 1.2 Mixtape


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

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Tracklist:

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

You niggas deserve it, too.

Y-Love & DeScribe "Change"

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

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

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

Ill Poetic & Zone "2 Dope Boyz"

Ill Poetic & Zone "2 Dope Boyz": "this song existed waaay before my knowledge of the site with the same name lol" says Ill Po, but it doesn't matter, this shit's dope nonetheless. Be on the lookout for the March release of That Dude's Mixtape, a collaboration between Ill Poetic, Zone (aka "That Dude"), Mick Boogie and Terry Urban; it will be featuring cats like T3, Naledge, Pryslezz and Dwele. Until then, enjoy this slice of flavor.

[video] Scarface "High Note"

Uncut/Rated R/NSFW:

Inverse So True EP



So it didn't drop yesterday, but it's here. Enjoy it.

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Tracklist:

1. Rise and Shine [produced by Cook Classics]
2. So True feat. Deacon (of CunninLynguists) [produced by Decapbeats]
3. SunnyCalifornia Part 2 [produced by Adam Berg & Cook Classics]
4. Spark My Soul feat. Substantial [produced by Kno]
5. Beautiful City [produced by Cook Classics]
6. Goodnight Goodnight [produced by Kno]

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

One of my favorite MCs that I rarely get the opportunity to grab music from is the homey Quest M.C.O.D.Y.; he just sent a blast thats saying his latest project, The Light Project, is available NOW on iTunes. Now, if you're like me, you probably didn't know a thing about this release, but never fret - the homey sent over a sampler that you can grab for free. Make sure you check this out, as homeboy was listed as one of Vibe's top 50 Unsigned Rappers.

Bonus Beats Quest M.C.O.D.Y. "Like A Star (Freestyle)"

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The Notorious B.I.G. "Microphone Murderer"

The Notorious B.I.G. "Microphone Murderer": Big up to nation for leaking the Dirty/CDQ version of this gem. He's right - there has been a lack of posts on this event, the forthcoming release of Notorious. I'm reserving my words on it; Ciph and Rosenberg commented recently - this shit is too new. It's been a lil over a decade since Big passed, and its still so fresh...

Bonus Beats The Notorious B.I.G. "Guaranteed Raw"
Bonus Beats The Notorious B.I.G. "Love No Hoe (Original Demo Version)" [via Cipha Sounds]
Bonus Beats The Notorious B.I.G. ft. CJ Wallace "One More Chance (Legacy Remix)" [via Nah Right]

Armyfatiuqe presents The Initiation Sampler

Armyfatique The Initiation
I've dropped a few joints off of this, but you should check that sampler... then go cop that album!

Shouts to the homey Matt @ Coalmine.

Heltah Skeltah LIVE In Philly (Feb. 21st, 2009)

Evergreen & Public Axis are at it again - Heltah Skeltah, Reef The Lost Cause, MAGr AND Silent Law!? Amazing!

[video] Mariah Carey "Hero 2009"

[video] YN Reading... The Source?!



SMK, all day...

Eminem ft. Dr. Dre & 50 Cent "Crack A Bottle"

Eminem ft. Dr. Dre & 50 Cent "Crack A Bottle": I'm posting this, then I'm done with it. I did enjoy Em's massacre in that first verse. I guess 2009 is the year of the Aftermath...

Shouts to MEDIASTARR and Clockwork Music for the dueling leaks.

Donuts Are Forever 3

Keep it locked to www.donutsareforever.com for more details.

Soulbrotha "Twitter Song"

Soulbrotha "Twitter Song" (mirror): The boy SB just threw this track my way. I'm not sure if a lot of cats are dedicating tracks to their trials/tribulations on twitter, which is wild b/c I did just recently listen to Take It Personal #1, where they spoke on the powers and outright FUN you can have on twitter. It's that new ish, and yes, I'm on it too.

And to put icing on the cake, the bwoy definitely ripped one of Aeon's beats. Say word.

[video] Theo "Dillagence"



related Theo "Roberta Flack Revisited"

J.A.M.E.S. Watts "A Better Tomorrow"

J.A.M.E.S. Watts "A Better Tomorrow": Here's a self-produced cut from J.A.M.E.S. that he hit my inbox with earlier today: "this self-produced song tells the story of a superhero/secret agent type who's out to rid the world of all evildoing and malice. However, the track only explains the early part of his day, and the beginning of his mission, as I may choose to elaborate further on his adventures in the near future". The strings in the intro will definitely get you hype...

PS Photo credits go to Jameel Morrison.

[video] Behind The Scenes: Inverse

The So True EP has hit a bit of a delay, but Tunji says it will be out today. To tide you over, check out these videos, taking during the sessions recording So True:





I'll post the EP later, when I get it.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Joulz Il "Imagine That (Pain Remix)"

Joulz Il "Imagine That (Pain Remix)" (mirror): Word to Entity for hittimg me with her latest remix to Joulz Il's "Imagine That", which was featured on disc 2 of The Lighthouse Project. Here's her words on how this came about: "More recently we were checking out T-Pain's 'Thr33 Rings' Deluxe Edition album and noticed he had used the same sample I did on the original song for his song "Phantom". I bet Joulz Il could re-create T-Pain's rendition of the track and flip it and after that the rest is history."

Imagine that... hold tight, though. I have some more Joulz Il fire that is set to be dropped.

The TwoThousandAndMine Mix CD

Remember when I hit you guys with the preview last week? I told you this was coming! Shouts to the Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes fam for posting this. Grab it now, and enjoy!

Small Eyez & Radiohead "Eye Reckon"

Small Eyez & Radiohead - Eye Reckon/Wreck 'Em
All I'm saying is, you need this in your life. It's a bit leftfield, so its essentially right up my alley. Click the pic for the link, or head on over to Che Sing for the scoop.

[video] Cymarshall Law On VIMBY

[video] Mazzi - Walking Blog #17

Donwill "Star"

Donwill "Star" (prod. by Von Pea): Here's a rough mix of a personal track from the homey Donwill. I feel him on this one - I actually lost the only grandmother I ever knew on December 29th, 1995, and the holidays still get me kind of bugged. Keep your head up, Don.

This is coming off the forthcoming Reiteration LP, which is being produced entirely by Von Pea. Let Don tell you all about it, though.

[video] eMC ft. Lady Bug "The Show"

[video] Bow Wow "Roc Da Mic"

Featuring Jermaine Dupri:

Theo "Roberta Flack Revisited"

Theo "Roberta Flack Revisited" (prod. by Flying Lotus): If you checked out OnSMASH's Back 2 The Basics 2 mixtape, you heard a snippet of this track; I think this is the first time I've heard Theo sing (damn, DJ ternt rappa ternt sanga?), and it's pretty ill. The video for "Dillagence" is premiering OnSMASH tomorrow, felons. Keep it locked!

PS Now that I think of it, Theo told me about this track a week or 2 ago via Twitter; damn it's dope!

[video] J.A.M.E.S. Watts "The Gray Area" (commercial)



Bonus Beats J.A.M.E.S. Watts ft. DJ Jae Dee "The Gray Area" (prod. by Golden Child)

Tigersapien "Right Angles"

Tigersapien "Right Angles": Tigersapien is an Electro/Rock outfit out of Philly... and Brooklyn. They are down with the Shotgun Audio camp, and just finished an EP for Shotgun that's being released for free. Here are the first cuts from this EP; they have an ill vibe to them, kind of remind me of Chromeo, but with a bit more of the FUNK that I like to hear. Word is that Designer Drugs (aka the guys behind Shotgun Audio) remixed one of Tigersapien's tracks, so be on the lookout for that.

Also, that artwork is my shit right now.

Bonus Beats Tigersapien "Used To Be"

Pat-Lee "Fashion Gangsta"

Pat-Lee "Fashion Gangsta" (prod. by The Best Kept Secret): I don't know what a fashion gangsta is, but I doubt I am one. One thing I do know is dope beats, and Alabama's own Pat-Lee knows how to rep over this one in just the right way.

Bonus Beats Pat-Lee "#1" (prod. by The Best Kept Secret)

[video] STS' Auto-Tune PSA



Bonus Beats Sugar Tongue Slim "I Can't Believe It (DM 1.2 Remix)"

Reno Chinati "What You Gone Do"

Reno Chinati "What You Gone Do" (prod. by Grant Parks): Here's leak two of 4 from Grant Parks' forthcoming Thou Shall Not Hate: A Change Has Come, Part 3. If you're feelin' this, you might want to head on over to FSD to vote for the Best Producer from Chicago for 2008; I'm kind of heated that J. Slikk isn't on the list, but to each his own!

related Pugs Atoms ft. Wes Restless "Sunset"