Archive for 01/01/2009 - 02/01/2009

[video] Lil' Cease "Letter To Big"

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[video] Ludacris ft. Plies "Nasty Girl"

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Yung Joc ft. Nitti & Slim "Wham"

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Yung Joc ft. Nitti & Slim "Wham": Slim returns the favor on this definite radio banger for Yung Joc. How come that "nigga" in the first verse sound like "nigger"? And why does it sound odd a FUCK to hear a nigga say "similar to Chris Brown"?

Bonus Beats Yung Joc ft. Nitti "Damn"

[video] Black Star At House Of Blues (Grammy Night)

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Props for Tunji grabbing footage of Mos Def jumping on stage during a Kweli performance to run through "Definition" & Respiration":

[video] A YO MA!

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Dating site for them hood niggas you know:

[video] The-Dream "Rockin That Thang"

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Bonus Beats The-Dream ft. Fabolous, Juelz Santana, Rick Ross & Ludacris "Rockin' That Thang (Remix)"

Muja Messiah ft. Graph Nobel "Swing First"

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Muja Messiah ft. Graph Nobel "Swing First" (prod. by Doc): This track first found its way on a PS2 game (The Con), and Jon Jon the phenomenon was kind enough to drop this into the inbox earlier today. We all know that Muja put out the fire album last year, and Graph is now 1/3 of Idle Warship. Enjoy!

[video] Transformers: Rise Of The Fallen Trailer

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Why yes, this is a video game:

[video] Robin Thicke "Dreamworld"

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[video] CNN "Rotate"

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Featuring Busta Rhymes & Ron Browz:

Slum Village, Frank Nitti & Illa J "Homage To Dilla"

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Slum Village, Frank Nitti & Illa J "Homage To Dilla" (prod. by Focus...): You already heard Focus... and his "Homage To Premier" joint; now we get a special "Homage To Dilla". I'm glad we're taking the time out to spread love and praise on legit Hip-Hop luminaries. RIP.


Via OnSMASH.

Rich Boy "Hata"

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Rich Boy "Hata": Damn, sounds like Rich Boy going back to that remedial Rap. Good to see the tight pants shit isn't affecting those 'Bama niggas.

In a related note - when will songs about haters not be the en vogue topic?

[video] World Class Wrecking Crew "Guillotine" LIVE

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This fearsome quintet performs their banger "Guillotine" LIVE:

Small Eyez ft. Antonio Dye "Wait A Minute"

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Small Eyez ft. Antonio Dye "Wait A Minute" (prod. by J-Traxx): This is some pre-Valentine's Day hype from the homey Small Eyez, off his SUNIN.THEM EP, which is set to drop April-ish. This some of that super crush-time mewsick. And got that right hint of Dilla-esqueness in it, don't you agree?

Word is a video is coming soon? I hope honey has a fat one...

J Dilla "Lightworks"

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J Dilla "Lightworks": Fresh wrote a dope breakdown on this beat.

On a semi-related note, Potholes In My Blog recently interviewed Illa J. I recommend it.

[video] T.I. On Last Call With Carson Daly

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Jaylib Live 2004

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Shouts to Stones Throw for making available the first live performance of Jaylib together. Here is a snippet of J. Rocc's comments on the show:

This is the first show we ever did. It was a party for the release of the Madvillain LP. We didn't practice for the show... or any of them for that matter. I would ask them what they wanted to perform then they would go, “I don't know....you make up the set list”... hahaha.

Grab the MP3, and hit up this link for more of J Rocc's thoughts, as well as pictures from that event.

Jadakiss "Letter To Big (Green Lantern Remix)"

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Jadakiss "Letter To Big (Green Lantern Remix)": Such a fitting instrumental for this one. The Last Kiss mixtape drops tomorrow.

Via Nah Right.

Chris Brown Chris Jericho'd Rihanna?!

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Damn, Chris... did you really have to punch Rihanna in the face? What could she have said that made you want to Chris Jericho her? Is this story even 100% legit? I guess we'll have to wait and see...

EDIT Looks like C Brown turned himself into the cops.

EDIT Here's footage of Chris Brown getting into an LAPD vehicle:



It looks like homey was charged with one count of making felony criminal threats and released on $50,000 bail. Now, while one situation does not make the measure of a man, its going to be HARD for Chris to live this one down. Plus, dude is definitely being judged in the court of public opinion without the full story coming out. I'll keep you posted if/when I get more info.

EDIT Now, a rumor is going around that Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna because she gave him herpes? I had no idea about this Rihanna/herpes stuff, but if you do a quick Google search, loads of (gossip) sites have posts on it. I was also giving no weight to the rumors of Chris Brown having a jump off, but it makes sense in a super seedy way: Chris Breezy finds a chicken who won't give him the herp. Rih Rih gets upset because he has a jumpoff, and Breezy slaps her with the "you the one with herpes!" line, and apparently an eye jammy.

Deep.

EDIT Here are the latest bits of news on this: Doublemint has suspended their Chris Brown campaign - shocker. Word is that Rihanna is also cooperating fully with the growing LAPD domestic violence case.

EDIT So now the LAPD are describing Rihanna's injuries as "horrific"? What did Chris Brown do, machete her to the face? He was biting her, too? What the shit happened?!?!!?

[video] Strong Arm Steady "Black History"

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Featuring Chace Infinite, Planet Asia & Affion Crockett:



Props to Tunji.

[video] Tyga "La La La Boom"

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Villainous Volume Radio, Episode 3

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I hipped you guys to Deal's Villainous Volume Radio last week, and today Episode 3 has premiered on Potholes In My Blog; Deal is joined by Lyriq 2 Go & Kid Samad, and the entire show is dedicated to J Dilla. Need ANY more reason to check it out?!

Keep it locked for more episodes of this sick shit...

Raekwon ft. Maino "Realer"

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Raekwon ft. Maino "Realer": Is this on OB4CL2? I don't know Alex at Killer Beez confirmed, it's not. I do know the Chef is on twitter, and is planning on dropping a beast of a mixtape, so expect a boatload of that fishscale in the coming weeks...

Via BGDB, by way of OnSMASH.

Bonus Beats Serani ft. Raekwon "No Games (Remix)" [shouts to Killer Beez Promo]

[video] Asher Roth "I Love College"

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Bonus Beats Copywrite "The Real Fake Shady" [via GRANDGOOD] - looks like Copy has beef with Asher? Shouts to Elucid for the heads up.

[video] The 54 Reality Show (2/09/2009)

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[video] Estelle ft. Kanye West "American Boy" LIVE

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I'm glad this track won the "Best Rap Sung" category; probably one of my favorite jams from 2008 that I slept on. Peep the Grammy performance:

Take It Personal #6

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Shouts to Danyelliott for keeping the Take It Personal podcast flowing, especially after attending the 51st Grammy Awards. As to be expected, the dynamic duo keep it thoro about this weekend's Grammy fiasco.

Jay Dee "Flyyyyy"

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Jay Dee "Flyyyyy": Possibly my favorite Dilla beat, ever. Go cop the shirt. Try and find the release.

[video] Lil' Wayne ft. Robin Thicke "Tie My Hands" LIVE

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The 51st Annual Grammy Awards was definitely Lil' Wayne's night; check out his performance with Robin Thicke, including the special guests who pop out (Terrance Blanchard FTW):



And for ish and giggles, here's Weezy's acceptance speech for Best Rap Album:

[video] T.I. ft. Justin Timberlake "Dead & Gone" LIVE

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Here is Tip's Grammy performance with Justin Timberlake:

[video] T.I., Kanye West, Lil' Wayne, Jay-Z & M.I.A. "Swagga Like Us" LIVE

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M.I.A. pregnant as hell, but props to her for even going out there; I'm not mad at this performance, and I'm not really a Grammys kind of guy:



"How it feel to wake up and be the hit and the urine"? Come on, 'Ye...

PS You niggas need to stop filming your TV and putting it on YouTube. That shit is retarded.

[video] Coldplay & Jay-Z "Lost" LIVE

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Here is Coldplay & Jay-Z performing "Lost" at the 51st Grammy Awards:

Proof "Da Science"

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Proof "Da Science" (prod. by Jay Dee): There must be some ill sessions going on up in heaven.

Bonus Beats D'Angelo "Me & Those Dreamin' Eyes Of Mine (Jay Dee Remix)"

Jaylib "The Red"

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Jaylib "The Red": You niggas must be outta ya head...

Expect one of these a day, all week. Just so we know who is really doing it.

[video] J Rocc Drops Some New MF Doom

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Here's some video of J Rocc dropping some new MF DOOM shit (produced by J Dilla) from Born Like This at a J Dilla Tribute party last night (Feb. 7th 2009):



Make sure you cop one of those Ma Dukes tees from Stones Throw; she's currently suffering from lupus right now, and they are already not seeing those ends.

Mr. Scruff - Essential Mix (02/07/2009)

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Mr. Scruff is probably one of my favorite producers and DJs, for the simple fact that he can switch up styles at the drop of a dime - whether on the decks or behind the boards. Been a fan of his for a while, so I'm glad that he got to express himself for BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix.

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Tracklist:

Body & Soul ‘In The Beginning’ (National General)
Leroy Hutson ‘Lucky Fellow’ (Curtom)
Eddie Kendricks ‘Girl You Need a Change of Mind’ (Motown)
Zed Bias & Jenna G ‘Let Me Change Your Mind’ (Development)
Mr Scruff ‘Give Up To Get’ (Ninja Tuna)
Mr Scruff ‘Rocking Chair’ (Ninja Tuna)
Theo Parrish ‘Chemistry’ (Sound Signature)
Arcadion ‘Ghostfeeder’ (DC Recordings)
Ragga Twins ‘Wipe The Needle’ (Shut Up And Dance)
Q Tip ‘Manwomanboogie’ (Motown)
Mr Scruff with Skuff & Inja ‘Zen’ (Ninja Tuna)
James Brown ‘Get On The Good Foot’ (Polydor)
Mr Scruff & Quantic ‘Donkey Ride’ (Ninja Tuna)
Mr Scruff ‘Fish’ (Ninja Tune)
Mr Scruff ‘Get On Down’ (Ninja Tuna)
Thomas Bangalter ‘On Da Rocks’ (Roule)
Psychotropic ‘Only For The Headstrong’ (Raw Bass)
Mr Scruff ‘Chicken In A Box’ (Ninja Tune)
DJ Mitsu The Beats ‘Kuro Fessional MC (Instrumental)’ (Mukatsuku)
Color Climax ‘Disque O Heights’ (Breakin’ Bread)
Jazzanova ‘Boom Clicky Boom Klack (Mr Scruff Mix)’ (Sonarkollektiv)
Talking Heads ‘Once In A Lifetime’ (Sire)
Mr Scruff ‘Kalimba’ (Ninja Tuna)
Sweet Salvation ‘Rock Steady’ (Elektra)
Cosmic Force ‘Ghetto Down (Kenny Dope Mix)’ (Truth & Soul)
Mr Scruff ‘Sweetsmoke’ (Ninja Tuna)
Benny Ill, Kode 9 & The Culprit ‘Fat Larry’s Skank’ (Tempa)
Nicolette ‘Dove Song’ (Shut Up And Dance)
Channel One ‘Jungle Skank’ (Channel One)

I'm glad he dropped "Fish", which is probably the first cut of his I heard, but I'm surprised he didn't drop that SICK remix of "Nice Up The Function", with Roots Manuva. Wait for that one to drop... BIG TINGS!

Jay-Z ft. Santogold, Foxy Brown & Wayne Wonder "Brooklyn (We Go Hard) Remix)"

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Jay-Z ft. Santogold, Foxy Brown & Wayne Wonder "Brooklyn (We Go Hard) Remix)": Got hit with this one last night; Wayne Wizzy and Fox Boogie come with some original lyrics to this massive track. Question, though: are people just hopping on this because its an ode to Brooklyn, or are they really feeling that marching Kanye West beat?

Shouts to DJ Obsession for this one!

Raydar Ellis & Quite Nyce ft. Project Move "Love Is"

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Raydar Ellis & Quite Nyce ft. Project Move "Love Is": This firey soul-clapper is taken from Champs Vs. The League, which drops on March 24th via Brick. Featured artists include Akil (Jurassic 5), Project Mode & Soulstice (Wade Waters). And if you didn't know, Quite Nyce is 1/2 of RADIx, who just dropped a mixtape via Flawless Hustle.

"I'm a radiate a raw form of fresh..."

Shouts to Lucy B for this fresh cut!

[video] Behind The Scenes: DJ Drama "Day Dreaming"

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[video] Ron Browz ft. Forever The Sickest Kids "Jumpin' (Out The Window) (Remix)"

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[video] Peter Bjorn & John "Nothing To Worry About"

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[video] Oasis "Falling Down"

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[video] Pussycat Dolls "Bottle Pop"

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[video] U2 "Get On Your Boots"

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Rick Ross "Kiss My Pinky Ring, Curly"

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Rick Ross "Kiss My Pinky Ring, Curly": Wow, William Roberts really tried to go in over "Special Delivery". How this nigga could "give" 50 Cent 48 hours to come with a better track, then respond to a nigga interviewing your baby mom's with this wack shit is beyond me. Double FAIL.

Via OnSMASH.

[video] Christian Bale vs. Bill O'Reilly

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ROFL provided by Hurricane Ivan.

[video] Skit Slam & The Beatnikz "Concrete Jungle"

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Friday, February 6th 2009 playlist

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I think I ate too much for lunch today. Woke up hungry, murdered the lunchtable!

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On some Fridays, when I need to unwind, there's nothing like fat basslines and odd hooks to get you open...

EPMD "Da Joint"


Props to the BoomBoxxMixtape. Get some rest this weekend, peeps - I won't.

DJBooth Interviews Joe Budden

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DJBooth caught up with Joe Budden to talk shop about Padded Room, the possibility of a Slaughterhouse LP and a number of other points; you can download an MP3 of the interview here.

As a bonus, check out this video of Wil @ Culture VI interviewing Joe Budden and his girl, Tahiry:

[video] Pugs Atomz "The General"

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Pugs Atomz directed and edited this track, which is featured on Mulatto Patriot's Sonic Visuals LP:

Excess Bangers 12: Decades of Relevance

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Highbrid Nation continues to bring you their weekly picks in mix format. This week is no exception, with a host of that fresh newness that you freaks need to get your weekend going...

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Tracklist:

01.Busta Rhymes - Wack
02.Lil Wayne ft. Jae Millz, Mack Maine - Thank You
03.Ciara feat. Young Jeezy - Echo
04.Lloyd Banks - M.B.A.M.
05.Raekwon ft. Ghostface & Crooked I - Yes Sir
06.Cassidy ft. Ar-Ab- Its Hard To Survive (Out There)
07.Havoc (of Mobb Deep) - Heart Of The Grind
08.Stat Quo - Pharmacy
09.Obie Trice - Can't 4eva
10.Uncle Murda - I Just Shot Him
11.Gucci Mane ft. Fabolous, Shawty Lo, OJ Da Juice, 8Ball & MJG - Bricks (Remix)
12.Young Buck Ft. Larry Davis - United Snakes of America
13.Rock City - So I
14.Tyga Ft. Lloyd - Get Away
15.Mams Taylor Ft Snoop Dogg,Bobby Valentino & D.O.C - Girl Gotta Girlfriend
16.Chris Chornell Ft. Justin Timberlake - Take Me Alive
17.CunninLynguists - Never Come Down (The Brownie Song)
18.Naledge & A. Pinks - God Body Flow

Fire.

Remedial Chain Gang, Presidential Edition

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That's what I call ignorant. Via YBF.

Flawless Hustle Presents The RADIx Mixtape

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Ever since RM London joined the staff over at Flawless Hustle, our game has ascended. One of the first FH-exclusive mixtapes just dropped today; the DJ Trusty-hosted mixtape from The RADIx is definitely some ish that you need in your life. Check out this post for more details on this, and hit this link to download it.

DJ Concept ONE [Good Thing About Music]: A Bob Marley Celebration

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DJ Concept told me he had something special coming, but I wasn't expecting this! Happy birthday, Bob.

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Tracklist:

Them Choose Reggae Music Intro
Trench Town Rock [Live]
Natty Dread
Gonna Get You
Roots, Rock feat. Aerosmith
Duppy Conqueror [Fort Knox Five Remix]
Mr. Brown [Styles Of Beyond]
Dracula
Put It On
Could You Be Loved
Kaya
Herb Interlude
Hold Ya Head [Notorious B.I.G. feat. Bob Marley]
Johnny Was
Midnight Ravers
Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) [Live @ The Lyceum]
Catch A Fire
Revolution
Pimper’s Paradise
No More Trouble
Exodus
Unauthorized Biography Of Bob Marley [Shaun Boothe]
No Woman No Cry [Live]

Light up ya spliff!

[video] Boom Blake Finds Tee Youngstah

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Damn, Boom just spoke on this last week, and here's a video of Boom and Tee meeting up on a snowy Trenton night:

H.O.P.E. ft. Kent Jamz "Love Lotus"

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H.O.P.E. ft. Kent Jamz "Love Lotus": Here's a touching ode to the one like J Dilla. I'm not too up on H.O.P.E. (I know he's from Compton, but can't find a MySpace page), but you have to admire anyone who is dropping cuts like this, that aren't cheesey or generic. Just honest tributes to the greats.

And for those not aware, Dilla's would've been 35 years old tomorrow. And the day he passed is this coming Tuesday. Expect to see a heavy dose of Dilla-centric posts between myself and my peers.

Bonus Beats H.O.P.E. "H-O-P-E" [via 2DB]

Lil' Buddy ft. Muja Messiah & Slug "Get It Right"

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Lil' Buddy ft. Muja Messiah & Slug "Get It Right" (prod. by MacNass): Here's a new banger from a Lil' Buddy McClain project. Throw this one on in your whip and big dog pit bull it around town... MPLS, stand up!

I've been using the term "stand up" a lot in the last few days. Don't mind me.

Shouts to Jon Jon for this one.

Cam'ron "I Hate My Job"

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Cam'ron "I Hate My Job": Killa, what's good. I'm not sure where to start... where the fuck you been, fam? Doesn't matter, right? I gotta say, I appreciate you putting this track out, but I'm not sure how much I believe you. This is definitely my anthem, those who follow me on Twitter can attest to my hatred for some of my co-workers. I just don't know if you've really been in this position. If you haven't, damn, you really nailed it. Good job (no pun intended)

Via 2dopeboyz, although this just sounds like a rip from the video.

EDIT Here's the CDQ version, via 2DBz.

[video] Katt Williams Speaks On Retirement

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I gotta be real: Katt, you look fucked up. I don't know if you tired, or if its something else. I feel a nigga that was grinding for the majority of a year being tired... but it don't look right:

[video] LisaRaye Speaks On Her Divorce

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LisaRaye is a dime. And I couldn't marry her - she too fine to be so smart. Can be a deadly combination. More power to her.

Etta James, Haterade Sipper

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Is Etta James heated with Beyonce because her old ass wasn't picked to sing "At Last", or is this over Mrs. Carter's portrayal of Etta in Cadillac Records? And Etta, as talented as you are (were?), the song isn't even yours. Yes, your rendition has stood the test of time, but its not like Beyonce had to cut you a publishing check... she went to the original writer. So, fall back. Your beef should either be with whomever organized that event, or with the producers of Cadillac Records.

Deal The Villain "Pyrex Prophets"

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Deal The Villain "Pyrex Prophets": Here's a quick piece of nastiness from the homey Deal. He's also been working on his Villianous Volume Radio; here's episode 1, and it looks like episode 2 just got posted today. Do I have to keep saying that NJ is in here?

Stat Quo Checks & Balances Mixtape

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I'd say you need to grab this immediately, just for the Focus...-produced beats.

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Tracklist:

01. Nolage (Performed by Dahled)
02. Pharmacy (Produced by Focus)
03. Immortal Hustle (Produced by Illtone)
04. Homage To Premier (feat. Royce da 5′9″ & Phonte) (Produced by Focus)
05. Bitch Ass Nigga (Produced by DJ Pain)
06. Myspace Skit
07. Lovin’ The Sunshine (feat. Tiffany Villarreal) (Produced by Billy Drease Williams)
08. Say You Will (Remix) (feat. Bobby Creekwater)
09. I Just Wanna (Produced by Malaguti)
10. I Need (Produced by Divided Soul Ent. & DJ Dirty D)
11. HipHop Skit
12. How It Goes (feat. Tiffany Villarreal) (Produced by Dub-Z)
13. For the Taking (Produced by Judah)
14. Letter To 350 (Produced by Dub-Z)
15. Armagedon (Produced by King Karnov)

Via Get Right Music.

Big Boi "Ringtone"

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Big Boi "Ringtone": I'm not sure when Sir Lucious Leftfoot is set to drop, but I imagine its right around the corner. Here's what OS says is the first single (what was the joint with Mary J. Blige? what about "Royal Flush"?); I'm not feeling it TBH, but who am I?

Via OnSMASH.

"How the hell do you go from "Royal Flush" to "Ringtone"?" -Rizoh

Bonus Beats Big Boi "For Your Sorrows (snippet)" [via Gyant]

DJ Cable The Mash Down: Vol. 1

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DJ Cable is back for 2009, dropping monthly mixes instead of weekly mini mixes, and this first one is strictly Drum & Bass, although subsequent mixes will feature other genres. And for those keeping score, the title of this series ("The Mash Down") is taken from Noah D's "Mash Down", which is set to drop on my Drum & Bass/Dubstep/Misc. imprint RTDLTD in March. Yeah, its like that.

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Tracklist:

01. Dan Miracle - Digital Data VIP
02. Clipz - Push It Up (TC Remix)
03. Culture Shock - Imax
04. Noah D - Mash Down
05. Total Science - Bizzy Time
06. Ill Skillz - Exodus
07. Noisa - Crank
08. Distorted Minds - Ho Bass
09. Black Sun Empire - Crime Side
10. Break - Is This What You Want
11. Blame - Bring Me Down
12. Lenzman - Lose You
13. Blame - Because Of You
14. Dirtyphonics - Bonus Level
15. Culture Shock - Kronix
16. Metrik - Zero Gravity
17. Break - Surroundings

More info on RTDLTD in the near future...

[video] Olivia Munn's Pie Jump

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[video] Rick Ross Challenges 50 Cent To Wrestling Match

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ROFLCPTR via eskay.

Juan Epstein x Paul Mooney

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Cotdamn. I'm a fan of the Juan Epstein podcast, point blank. When I have no new music to rock to, and I need a laugh, I go through their shows. I had been waiting for the latest episode... but with Paul Mooney? Talk about a super leftfield curveball! Paul Mooney is the truth when it comes to comedy, as unsung as he is; do some knowledge on him if you are unaware.

I almost choked on my ice when I saw this post... enjoy!

Internal Quest "Thoughts"

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Internal Quest "Thoughts": Here's a cut from one of NJ's burgeoning spitters. Tracks like this (ill lyrics, vocal-heavy beat, etc) are perfect for chilly days like this. Internal Quest and all of my NJ spitters, stand the fuck up.

You can catch more heat like this on that Heroes mixtape, which features the Brokn.Englsh camp, among others. I'm trying to put these NJ niggas on the map, so keep it locked...

Via I.Q.'s blog.

[video] Lil' Wayne x Katie Couric (Full Interview)

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[video] Romeo ft. Akon "Get Low With It"

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Doitall The Me You Never Heard Mixtape

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Doitall, AKA 1/2 of Lords Of The Underground, and CEO of Lord Gang Worldwide, completed this 20-track mixtape chock full of unreleased material from the lab. This tape features appearances from Wyclef Jean, Treach, B Easy, Melky Jean and of course the LOTUG, with beats provided by DJ Lord Jazz, Sedeck Jean, K-Def and others. Grab it over at That Crack.

DJ Mickey Knox & DJ Concept Present Undefined: The Manual Labor Sessions

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Where the homey Concept has the time to rock all these mixtapes is beyond me, but more power to him. This one was done with DJ Mickey Knox, and is real firey; here's a description:

It's been a long time coming. We've been wanting to make this mixtape for a while but we we're waiting for the right time to explode. That time is now. Undefined supplied the heat, then Knox & Concept skilled the mix with a little help from Army Of The Pharoahs, Outerspace, Sabac, Shabaam Sahdeeq and more. All tracks produced by UNDEFINED for Crisis Center Productions / Manual Labor Music.

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Tracklist:

1. Army Of The Pharoahs - “Henry The 8th”- Feat. Vinnie Paz, Chief Kamachi, Reef The Lost Cauze & Planetary - Babygrande Records
2. Big Lou Feat. Nyce Da Future & Sic Osyrus -”3 Headed Monster” - Street Sweepers Ent.
3. Outerspace Feat. Doap Nixon & Lawrence Arnell - “QuickDraw” - Babygrande Records
4. Crisis Center - “Beautiful Music” - Crisis Center Productions
5. King Syze Feat Crypt The Warchild - “Band Of Brothers” - Brick Records
6. Doap Nixon - “Everything’s Changing”- Babygrande Records
7. Sabac - “Open Book Policy” - Psycho-Logical Records
8. El Gant - “Fresh” - Nacirema Music
9. Rellik Feat DJ Kwestion [On The Cuts] - “It Ain’t Safe” - Unreleased
10. Block McCloud Feat. Riles & Castro Fidel - “Thou Shall Not Kill” - Unreleased
11. King Syze - “That’s How You Rap” - Babygrande Records
12. Shabaam Sahdeeq - “Live From The Mix Cronicles”
13. Famoso - “Freedom” - Hardtimes Records
14. Style Mass - “Bad News” - Unreleased
15. Unreleased Bonus Instrumental: Intro To The Ages

Enjoy that.

[video] One Day

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Here's the full, 38 minute documentary showcasing one day in the life of Kooley High:


Coast 2 Coast Cypher #2

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Lil Fats, Cool Nutz, Glasses Malone, E. Ness, Mikey Vegaz & Wordsmith "Coast 2 Coast Cypher #2": Here's the second in the Coast 2 Coast Cyphers, featuring my homey Wordsmith.

previous Coast 2 Coast Cypher #1

BPA Presents Cyrano's Republic EP

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For those of you who checked out J Slikk's New Year's Gift Basket, you're up on a lot of these cuts. What Cy Yung did was complete this by including a few Cynergy Soundz-produced tracks, as well as a few more from Slikk. Enjoy this!

[video] Tunji x Cook Classics

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From Tunji:

My dude Greg snuck up on me with a camera while I was in the studio with Cook Classics, and I spit this little freestyle for the upcoming VIMBY.com New Classics mixtape. Let me know if you can post it up!

[video] How To Migraine Skank

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Leave it to DJ Cable to show me the new remedial dances out of the UK. I imagine this makes more sense when you're in the club, but for a cat to be doing it in some random alley, it looks kind of ridiculous:

[video] Rick Ross "Mafia Music"

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Soulbrotha "Life Is Crazy"

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Soulbrotha "Life Is Crazy" (prod. by AEON): One of my favorite MCs hooks up with one of my favorite producers to speak on real life. I'm in a contemplative mood myself, today, so this one is hitting me right. Props to them for linking up. Enjoy it, and be on the lookout for a forthcoming project from Soulbrotha, T.A.M. and RTD. More info on that in the very near future...

Bonus Beats Holly Weerd "Weirdo (AEON Remix)"

previous Soulbrotha "Twitter Song"

[video] Behind The Scenes: The-Dream "Rockin' That Thang"

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Suave The Ape "Microsoft Therapy"

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Suave The Ape "Microsoft Therapy": Got these cuts out of the blue, and I'm kind of impressed. This track incorporates a shitload of Microsoft sounds in them, and although it reminds me of the only Charles Hamilton track I've ever downloaded ("Windows Media Player"), I think this dude has a different vibe to his shit. Kind of abstract, witty... check it out, then get ready for his The Ape Still Remains, a mixtape that's set to drop soon.

Bonus Beats Suave The Ape "Classic As If"

Dirt Merchants Show Me The Way Mixtape

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In their first release since their 2005 LP Something From Nothing, the Dirt Merchants murder every beat that comes their way on their new mixtape, Show Me The Way, without over-staying their welcome. The tape clocks in around 20 minutes, but their bars are packed. Some of that real Hip-Hop for you freaks out there.

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Tracklist:

01. The Intro
02. Show Me The Way
03. American Born
04. Dirt Season
05. Dope Style Takers
06. Northern Cali 2
07. Prime Time
08. Ladies & Gentleman
09. Some Other Shit
10. 7 Days A Week

Shouts to Brandon for the heads up!

[video] Behind The Scenes: I Do I Did

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[video] SeanieMic "The State of Reality - Part One: VH1"

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Bonus Beats SeanieMic "The State of Reality - Part One: VH1"

[video] DJ Hell "Angst"

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Bonus Beats DJ Hell "The Angst Part 1"

[video] Angels & Demons Trailer

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[video] India.Arie ft. Musiq Soulchild "Chocolate High"

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The Kid Daytona ft. Tiara Wiles "The Minimum"

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The Kid Daytona ft. Tiara Wiles "The Minimum" (prod. by 6th Sense): Here's a new joint from Daytona, which should be dropping on Come Fly With Me, which will drop in April. You should also be on the lookout for Tiara Wiles' This Is Tiara mixtape, which will be dropping exclusively on Flawless Hustle on March 2nd, 2009.


Via FH.

You should also check out 6th Sense's It's A 6th Sense Beat Yo! mixtape, which dropped today.

[video] Oddisee LIVE at Pure DC (1/26/2009)

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Here is an 11 minute/4 track video of Oddisee's recent performance:




Shouts to Funkadelic Freestyles; expect more of these in 2009.

[video] Rukus "African Queen"

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Classickness 3

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How Trackstar roped in Psycho Les to host this is beyond me, but props to him. Also, props to him dropping both "Got My Mind Made Up" and "For Heaven's Sake" in the same mix. Classickness 3, grab it!
related Boogie Bang 17

Boogie Bang 17

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Here's the lastest Boogie Bang from the homey Trackstar, hosted by Shaun Boothe. Loads of that new new, but you should already know...

Talib Kweli & Idle Warship LIVE At SOB's (Feb. 2nd, 2009)

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More info on this show here. Should be a hot one.

[video] E6 Speaks On The Suckerpunch

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You would've thought that my interview with E6 would have been enough, but E felt the need to speak about the Suckerpunch Heard 'Round The World:



Now he saying the LAPD was in on it?