Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tanya Morgan Presents i-EL The Prelude

If you sleep on Ilyas' The Prelude, you might as well disown Hip-Hop. This shit knocks. Shouts to Tanya Morgan, and shouts to Elucid for lacing me with this earlier in the week. I figured I'd drop this on the 17th, as i-EL would've liked.

Crew54 ft. Lower Life Form "Stay On It"

Crew54 ft. Lower Life Form "Stay On It": Here's the first leak from a new EP from Crew54 and The Jake, which drops on January 27th. The Jake goes in and remixed a batch of Crew54 jawns. This cut here is perfect winter shit. Bundle up and let the warmth from the headphones warm you...

Friday, January 16, 2009

Busta Rhymes "Please Give Me More Ammo"

Busta Rhymes ft. Uncle Murda & Red Cafe "Please Give Me More Ammo": Bus hits up two of the current Rap game's worst ad-libbers to coast over one of my favorite tracks, ever. Take a good pull or two and stab out to this.

Via Nah Right.

Bonus Beats Ghostface Killah ft. Method Man & Masta Killa "Killa Lipstick"

Bangladesh & Don Cannon Passport Music

Bangladesh is trying to parlay his recent props for "A Milli" and "Diva" into a career as an artist himself. Peep this Don Cannon-assisted mixtape and see if dude needs to be behind the mic, or just stay behind the boards...
Props to Get Right for this one.

[video] The Notorious B.I.G. ft. Method Man "The What" LIVE

How TheMeaningOfDope got their mitts on gems like this is beyond me.

AB & Daru ft. Black Milk "On Deck"

AB & Daru ft. Black Milk "On Deck": Shouts to my nigga Aeon for hitting me with this. I love when shit I would love isn't on my radar, and my inbox gets blessed with groovin' bangers like this one. I'm not even in a singing mood, but I can vibe to this one heavy.

Hit up RhymeHouse about this track and more info on the homey Daru, who has a dope beard.

Jadakiss The Last Kiss Cover+Tracklist

I'm definitely hoping 'Kiss knocked this one out of the park.


01. Pain & Torture
02. Something Else (feat. Young Jeezy)
03. Things I’ve Been Through
04. Can’t Stop Me
05. Money and Jewelry
06. Smoking Gun (feat. Jazmine Sullivan)
07. Times Up (feat. Barrington Levy)
08. I Tried (feat. Avery Storm)
09. Searching (feat. Sheek Louch)
10. Two-Step (feat. Pharrell Williams)
11. Come & Get Me (feat. Sheek Louch & S.I.)
12. By My Side (feat. Ne-Yo)
13. Death Wish (feat. Lil Wayne)
14. Letter to B.I.G. (feat. Faith Evans)

This is set to drop March 10th - maybe Biggie's spirit will help 'Kiss get those sales. Props to OnSMASH.

Y-Love & DeScribe "Make It"

Y-Love & DeScribe "Make It": Here's the 2nd leak from their Change EP. Word is a video for "Change" will drop on Jan. 20th; here are some shots from behind the scenes...

[video] Plies "Gotta Be"

[video] Jadakiss On Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg

Here's some video from Jadakiss' interview this morning on Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg:

Props to BoBO.

related Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg: Biggie Week

DJ Vinroc Beat Freaks Preview

I think I'm on my "late 90's turntablism" shit today. My copy of Sunglasses Is A Must came in, and I got an e-mail from Keelay about this Beat Freaks project from one of the illest turntablists ever, DJ Vinroc:

Beat Freaks is a hodge podge of production work from the mind of Dj Vinroc. a collection of a simplistic collage of samples reinterpreted through a drum machine, Vinroc's influences and experience can be easily seen as that of a true fan of Hip Hop. A compilation of pre released, unheard, and never released tracks, Beat Freaks is intended for the true beat aficionado who can appreciate the grit, simplicity, and beauty of Hip hop music.

Here are a few samples from this disc:

He also sent a link to the following short film, documenting that making of "Believe":

Beat Freaks dropped on Jan. 14th, and is available on iTunes now!

Friday, Janurary 16th 2009 playlist

It's cold. Notorious is out today. Here's your soundtrack...




Earlier this week, I'd been wondering where Redman has been. I need a new Redman album like yesterday. I had his Ill At Will Mixtape Vol. 1 on, but I need that old funked out shit... like this week's BoomBoxxMixtape pick:

Redman "Blow Your Mind"

Blast that and try to stay warm (if you're on the East Coast). It's brick out. Enjoy the weekend and... GO EAGLES!

[video] Q-Tip ft. Amanda Diva "Manwomanboogie"

DJ Mike Nice Brooklyn Bullshit

Just like a lot of things you see dropping on this blog (and amongst my peers), we do this to celebrate the Notorious flick, which is in theaters today. DJ Mike Nice came correct with a mixtape devoted to three hot spitters. Not only are these 3 of the nicest out of the Brooklyn borough, but they are 3 of the nicest to ever do it: Big Daddy Kane, The Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z. Expect to hear some classics, some hidden gems and a bunch of fire throughout.

DOWNLOAD (mirror)


01. Notorious B.I.G. - Intro
02. Shakespeare - KingsCounty (Brooklyn Bullshit Anthem)
03. Notorious B.I.G. - Spittin At Age 12
04. Notorious B.I.G. - Video Music Box Freestyle
05. Notorious B.I.G. - Soul Power 197 Rhymes
06. Notorious B.I.G. - Fulton St. Battle (Age 17)
07. Big Daddy Kane & Jay-Z - Birthday Party Freestyle (09-10-91)
08. Notorious B.I.G. - Guaranteed Raw (Demo)
09. Big Daddy Kane - Raw (Demo) (feat. Kool G Rap)
10. Jay-Z- Rippin’ It Up (Demo) (feat. Sauce Money)
11. Big Daddy Kane - Ain’t No Half Steppin’ (Demo)
12. Notorious B.I.G. - Blind Alley Freestyle (Demo)
13. Notorious B.I.G. - I Love You (Teenage Recording)
14. Notorious B.I.G. - Don’t Love No Ho (Demo)
15. Jay-Z - Nothing But Love (Demo) (feat. Sauce Money)
16. Notorious B.I.G. - Biggie Got The Hype Shit (Demo)
17. Big Daddy Kane - Raw Attitude (Unreleased)
18. Jay-Z - High Powered (Verse - Age 17)
19. Jay-Z Broken English & Drug Selling (Demo) (feat. Sauce Money)
20. Notorious B.I.G. - Party & Bullshit (Extended Version)
21. Notorious B.I.G. - 16 Bars At The Lyrical Lounge 1993
22. Jay-Z - What’s In A Name (Demo)
23. Big Daddy Kane - Sing My Song (Unreleased)
24. Jay-Z - Pass The Roc (Demo)
25. Big Daddy Kane - Set It Off (Unreleased Remix)
26. Big Daddy Kane - For Your Own Concern (Demo)
27. Notorious B.I.G. - Childhood Rhymes
28. Jay-Z - Greatest MC (Demo)
29. Notorious B.I.G. - Come On (1st Take Demo) (feat. Sadat X)
30. Notorious B.I.G. - Niggaz Bleed (DJ Mike Nice / Frank Lyon Remix)
31. Notorious B.I.G. - B.I.G. Millionaire (Unreleased Verse) (Produced By DJ Mike Nice & Frank Lyon)

Shouts to OnSMASH for this one.

[video] Slim Thug ft. Jim Jonsin "I Run"

Soulbrotha & DJ Fusion Music For Agony Mixtape

Had no idea about this mixtape until I hit up BGDB; a few dropped today, I'll hip you to them in the next few posts. Soulbrotha and RTD are going to be working on something major in the very near future, but for now, check out this scorching mixtape.

[video] Easy Mo Bee x BIG x Birthday Cake

At least Biggie had crazy love for you, Easy:

If you aren't up on TheMeaningOfDope, go check it out.

[video] Behind The Scenes: Akon "Beautiful"

[video] Fight At Playaz Circle Mixtape Release Party

Niggas turn the skrip club into a fight club; some NSFW skimmies in here too:

The Notorious M.I.A. "Ten Paper Commandments"

The Notorious M.I.A. "Ten Paper Commandments": Here's a blend of Biggie's vocals from "Ten Crack Commandments" over THE choice riddim, M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes". Shouts to DJ Indiana Jones and the fam over at Crush Entertainment for this one.

Excess Bangers 9: Legacy, The Day Of…

These Excess Bangers mixtapes are the shits you need to download and blast at work. Some of the freshest of the fresh to drop over this week are in here.



1. Snoop Dogg ft. Sly Stone - Dr. King Remember
2. Saigon - Trans-Atlantic Slave Deal
3. Young Chris ft. Oschino - Where You Gonna Hide
4. Joy Leslie & Ryan Leslie - I Know What You Like
5. Busta Rhymes ft. T-Pain - Hustlers Anthem
6. Nas - Something Foul
7. Busta Rhymes ft. Young Jeezy, Jadakiss - Conglomerate
8. Justin Timberlake - Bigger Than The World
9. Bishop Lamont ft. 50 Cent & R.Kelly - It Could've Been You
10. Rock City-You Are
11. Ya Boy ft. E-40 Kurupt, Glasses Malone - Superstars
12. Lupe Fiasco ft. Talib Kweli - After All
13. Santogold Ft. Three 6 Mafia - Shove It(Remix)
14. Mos Def - Quiet Dog
15. Juelz Santana - Lets Cruise
16. Jim Jones ft. Ryan Leslie - Precious
17. Wyclef Jean ft. Timbaland-War On Our Hands
18. Smoke Dza ft. Devin The Dude, Curren$y, June Summers - Marley And Me (Remix)
19. Young Chris ft. Wale - Searching
20. Papoose - Test

Shouts to Highbrid Nation all day for these.

Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg: Biggie Week

With Notorious in theaters today, Hot 97's Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg did a grip of special interviews on their morning show this week, all B.I.G.-related:

Shouts to those guys for including these interviews in their ill morning show - it gets me through work daily!

Bonus Beats Wax On Wednesdays: Eminem & Biggie Freestyle

Jo Well & DviousMindZ Nickel & Diming EP Preview

Shouts to Jo Well for hitting me with this; apparently, Jo and DJ DviousMindZ hooked up off of 2dopeboyz, and built to a point where they completed an EP, which is set to drop later this month. 2DB has leaked both tracks, and Jo just put me on to them; check these two cuts out:

Your thoughts? Be on the lookout for this EP when it drops!

[video] 88 Keys LIVE At Fat Beats NY

Shouts to SAV*ONE for these; here are the videos, with SAV's intros on them:

Pt.1 - Introduction & 88 Keys Performs "Nice Guys Finish Last" & A Dope Remix To "Friends Zone" Prod. by Needlez

Pt.2 - 88 Keys Performs "Stay Up" & 'Bout To Bust" Which is NOT on the Album

Richard Raw "Juicy (Remix)"

Richard Raw "Juicy (Remix)": Here's a special B.I.G. dedication track; make sure you go see Notorious, which opens in theaters today. Richard Raw's album, They Don't Know, is available now!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

[video] Grandmaster Flash The Bridge EPK

The Bridge is in stores March 3rd on Strut Records.

[video] Road To Redemption Preview

This is the reality show T.I. did for MTV; it premieres Feb 10th:

[video] 13: Fear Is Real, Episode 1

My wife and stepdaughter had this on; this shit is essentially Saw x Survivor:

Old Money Live At The Apollo

Here's a recording of some ill spoken word from Old Money LIVE at The Apollo. Listening to this makes me wish I still wrote B2B had the balls to spit my shit in front of people.

50 Cent "I Get It In"

50 Cent "I Get It In" (prod. by Dr. Dre): Posting this purely because it's the mixed version that 50 spoke about last week. I'm still not thinking this is that joint that will elevate his status back to where he was, but the clubs will definitely rock to this one.

Props to OnSMASH.

[video] E Reece and Core Elements "How We Do"

Bonus Beats E Reece and Core Elements "How We Do"

DJ Cable "Destiny's Pulse"

DJ Cable "Destiny's Pulse": Cable keeps the blends coming; this week, Destiny's Child's "Say My Name" gets the UK Garage/Grime workout atop Youngstar's "Pulse X". This shit has a nice knock to an already ill club banger. For those of you who want to check out DJ Cable pon di radio, his show "Free to Roam" on Safe Radio goes down this Sunday, 4PM - 6PM GMT; he'll be dropping Bmore, Grime, Fidget, Funky, Hip Hop, Dubstep and more, so be on the lookout for his show!

Joe Budden "Letter To Saigon"

Joe Budden "Letter To Saigon": Joey goes in on this Saigon nonsense. Damn. I have no words.

Shouts to L.E.G.A.C.Y. and Matt MAC for hitting me with this link.

The Dope Enemy "Private Club"

The Dope Enemy ft. TQ, Shade Sheist & Mams Taylor "Private Club": Here's the fresh track from The Dope Enemy, aka Def Jam UK's DJ Fricktion. It looks like homey is on his grind right now, building on previous UK/Int'l props for his remixes of Diddy's "Come To Me" and Cassie's "Me & You", which was so hot Ryan Leslie was noted to vocally be on the hunt for dude on BBC's 1Xtra. Dude is already lining up remixes and collaborations that include tracks from Mams Taylor (ft. The Game & Lil' Kim), N.O.R.E., Rah Digga and others. Keep your eyes peeled for DJ Fricktion/The Dope Enemy! Shouts to as well.

Bonus Beats The Dope Enemy "Private Club" CDS

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ludachrist x Stephen Colbert

[video] LOST Season 5, Episode 2 Sneak Peek

This episode is entitled "The Lie":

[video] Nina Sky "On Some Bullshit" LIVE

[video] ROE "Sweet Love" LIVE

My homey ROE hit me with this, then my IE crashed; props to J. Slikk for the assist with this one. They go in over some classic soul, played by a live band:

Mikkey Halsted ft. GLC "Just Juke"

Mikkey Halsted ft. GLC "Just Juke" (prod. by No ID): Here's the first leak from Fake Shore Drive and Timbuck2's forthcoming mixtape, The Chicagorilla Ape Tape Vol. 1. Expect new and unreleased gems from the likes of Lupe Fiasco, Rhymefest, GLC, Mikkey Halsted, Naledge, Twista, Sly Polaroid, Really Doe and others.

[video] DMX Speaks Live From Prison

Damn, there's no shaving cream and Bic razors in his block, eh:

[video] Rosenberg x Voletta Wallace

[video] BE Diaries: "I Don't Like To Be Touched"

Pugs Atomz ft. Sadat X "Wait And See"

Pugs Atomz ft. Sadat X "Wait And See" (ft. Smirz): Damn, Pugs. You really are on it with this Roof Top album, eh? Pugs and the Wild Cowboy link up for a guitar-driven banger. I need the complete album, Pugs!

related "Blue Blazer" \ "Roof Top"

50 Cent "Play This On The Radio"

50 Cent "Play This On The Radio": I don't know what to think about 50's resurgence. He definitely seems like he has that Power Of The Dollar-like stee-lo back. Judging by the Shade45 interview from last week, 50 is back with guns blazing, and I want to write it off. I want to say "oh this is some publicity stunt bullshit", and just give it the remedial life tag, but I have to admit - I am very amused by 50's latest fire-breathing. "First they said that faggot hot/then they let that junkie shine"; what?!?! I guess this recession has everyone going back to the tools in '09...

No DJ MP3 via OnSMASH.

Bonus Beats 50 Cent "Shut Ur Bloodclot Mouth" (prod. by DJ Premier) (No DJ) [via 2DB]

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

[video] Box Car Kings Vol. 1

Shouts to the cats over at for this:

Somobe ft. The Jake "Building (Feel This One Remix)"

Somobe ft. The Jake "Building (Feel This One Remix)": Sometimes, you just have to give it up for niggas who flip a collage of sounds into a hypnotic beat, and come thoro on the mic. This is that shit that reminds me of the days when UGHH on college radio was my life. \

Superstar L.T. ft. Freeway "Philly 2 Beantown"

Superstar L.T. ft. Freeway "Philly 2 Beantown": Here's a collabo between Philly's Freeway and Clinton Sparks' new artist, Superstar L.T.. He's gearing up for his Clinton Sparks-assisted mixtape, Voice Of The City, as well as a DVD documentary that will be dropping the same day. He's already getting in the studio with cats like DJ Khaled, Akon, Rick Ross, Ray J and others, so expect to be hearing homey's name in a bit. Or, as Clinton would say... g-g-g-g-g-get familiar!

Here's the trailer to the documentary:

Bonus Beats Superstar L.T. "Risk My Life" [clean / dirty]

Mos Def "Quiet Dog"

Mos Def "Quiet Dog": Shake says this is the 2nd single from Mos' forthcoming Ecstatic LP. I say I am feeling it. Sounds like a banger that took a trip to the juke joint. Nice swing in that beat, and Mos kicks it effortlessly.

Stones Throw Podcast 41

The image says it all. Stones Throw says more: "J. Rocc's DJ set recorded live on New Year's Day 2009 at The Do-Over in Los Angeles. Thanks to The Do-Over's Haycock, Strong and Blacc.

Host: Aloe Blacc. Foto: Azul* "


RAtheMC, Fred Knuxx, Balance & Wordsmith "Freestyle"

RAtheMC, Fred Knuxx, Balance & Wordsmith "Freestyle" (prod. by Judah): Props to Wordsmith for passing this fresh track to me. Looks like the new breed is a tight unit, and willing to go for broke. The Funkadelic Freestyles College Radio Semester Premiere is going down tonight (check out GW Radio from 8PM to 10PM), and features both Judah and RAtheMC, as well as And1's own Prime Objective. You see how Web 2.0 is bringing niggas together!?

MP3 link swiped from Shake.

Soulja Boy "Big Faces"

Soulja Boy "Big Faces" (prod. by Cookin' Soul): Wow, talk about unexpected. Soulja Boy over some slick CS shit!? AND its on some futuristic old school shit? I love it. Not even mad at SB's remedial raps on this one. This can be found on that Tell 'Em TV mixtape, from DJ Woogie & Soulja Boy, which also features the CS-produced "Angel Girl".

Cy Yung "3 Little Pigs"

Cy Yung "3 Little Pigs" (prod. by Centric): Here's track #19 off that Back 2 Lyfe: The Return Of Greatness mixtape. I might need to get my son up on this rendition, he loves when I read Three Little Pigs to him.

Watch out for Cy Yung's contribution to Offshore Drilling...

[video] Pharoahe Monch OnDaSpot Freestyle

Big up to swift for this one.

[video] Christina Milian "Us Against The World"

Katy Perry "I Kissed A Girl (J. Slikk Remix)"

Katy Perry ft. Cy Yung "I Kissed A Girl (J. Slikk Remix)": Slikk sent me an early version of this remix a few weeks ago, and I feel in love with the total 180 he gave the original. The original is all new school hedonism, while this one is a lot more seductive, more sensual and raw. Sounds like a version Katy would play in concert to flip the script. The homey Cy Yung goes in and imitates that processed vocal in a hilarious send-up. Some seriously great music here.

Watch out for more from the BPA in 2009 - it's their year, definitely.

PS I love posting Katy Perry pics, b/c in the words of Tron, "Katy got some big ol' ti-ttays!".

JaY-OvA "U Gots Ta Chill"

JaY-OvA "U Gots Ta Chill": Here's a blend that the homey JaY-OvA sent over, dropping the acapella from T.I.'s "What You Know" over Michael Jackson's "Stranger In Moscow". You might be scratching your head, but trust - get a glass of that good 'gac, maybe put a bit of something in the air and cool out to this. Be on the lookout for his next mixtape as well!

Nas "Fear Of Mandingo"

Nas "Fear Of Mandingo" (prod. by Green Lantern): I dropped the mixtape this was heard on (DJ Degreez & Nas' El Dorado Black Project) over on BGDB, and I got an e-mail today with the No DJ version being dropped, and saw that Shake liberated it as well. Enjoy these!

Bonus Beats Nas "Something Foul"

Coast 2 Coast Cypher #1

Lil' Fats ft. Sha Stimuli, Cymarshall Law, Add 2, Jusmula, Miz & St. Laz "Coast 2 Coast Cypher #1" (prod. by Young Asap): The beginning of 2009 marked the beginning of the Coast 2 Coast Cyphers from Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes. This first one is taken from the Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Vol. 63, which is set to drop later this week. Gotta love cyphers, right?

Monday, January 12, 2009

[video] Dubya's Final Presidential News Conference

Good riddance, Dubya:

I am so glad to see George W. Bush gone.

[video] Mazzi - Walking Blog #18

[video] Pete Rock At Amoeba

Here's an interview and live in-store that Pete Rock did at Amoeba back in March of 2008:

BGDB Presents Boom Shottas Part 4

My boy Enigmatik comes with the fourth edition of his Boom Shottas series. And a sexy gyal to play the cover model.



BGDB Intro
Last Man Standing (Don't Run) - Vybz Kartel
Coward - Kip Rich
Wanted Man - Beenie Man
Dem A Ediot - Tifa f/Timberlee
Not The Same - Mr. Lex
Fire - B-Real f/Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley
Hustling - Busy Signal
Push Over - D'Angel
Di Flavor - Buju Banton
Flex - Shaggy
Smoke Some High Grade - Busy Signal
Ramping Shop - Vybz Kartel f/Spice
In Da Car Back (Push David Push) - Mavado
Pretty Please - Shabba Ranks
Why Dem Girls - Sean Paul
So Special - Mavado
The Ol' Chair - Busy Signal
Tell Dem - Aidonia
Stinkin' Rich - Serani
All About My Money - Busy Signal
Hope - Cham
So Blessed - Mavado
Plead My Cause - Junior X
BGDB Outro

related Part 1 \ Part 2 \ Part 3

Ciara "Roll Call"

Ciara ft. Lil' Wayne & Lil' Jon "Roll Call" (prod. by Lil' Jon): There's been a bunch of tracks that Ciara has leaked over the last few months - I guess she had to go to Lil' Jon, who's crafted some major ish for her, and the current wunderkid, Weezy, for this new one. Will she be next on 50's hit list for this one?

Props to OnSMASH.

PS Lil' Jon ruins the song when he gets on the mic. Save that for your club anthems, fam.

[video] B.o.B. "I'll Be In The Sky"

[video] Jim Jones "Byrdgang Swagger"

Jim Jones the character > Jim Jones the rapper.

[video] Extended Notorious Trailer

Here's the "Juicy" version:

Excess Bangers 8: Practice Makes Playoffs

Highbrid Nation gets +10 for the ill cover. Another +20 for hot selection in this one. Enjoy!



01.EMiNEM Ft.50 CENT & Dr.DRE-Crack A Bottle(FINAL VERSION)
02.50 Cent - Heartless Monster
03.N.O.R.E. ft. Capone, Busta Rhymes, Ron Brownz-Rotate
04.B-Real Ft. Damian Marley-Fire
05.Josh Franks Ft. T.I., Slim Thug & Bun-B-Dro By Da Pound (Dirty)
06.N.O.R.E.-N.Y. Groove
07.GZA(Genius) ft. Bronze Nazareth-7 pounds
08.50 Cent-I Get It In
09.Freeway ft.Lloyd Banks-Reperations
10.Swizz Beatz ft. Lil Wayne-Up In This Club
11.Grandmaster Flash Ft. Busta Rhymes-Bounce Back
12.Hot Stylz Ft. Slim, Yung Joc-Ooh Yeah
13.Grandmaster Flash Ft. Red Cafe, Snoop Dogg, Lynn Carter-Swagger
14.Kid Cudi-Sky High
15.Jay Rock, Problem, Bangloose, Yung Bruh-Bonified Hustla
16.Max B-So Wavy(rmx)

PS - Go Eagles!... no? Oh well.

Tigersapien "Youth & Vitality (Designer Drugs Remix)"

Tigersapien "Youth & Vitality (Designer Drugs Remix)": Here's the latest leak from Tigersapien and this cut is, arguably, the one that heads have been waiting for. Fucking aggressive music here, and it has anthem written all over it. I could see this doing SERIOUS damage to bassbins. Really diggin' what I'm hearing so far...

Bonus Beats Tigersapien "God Knows"

related Tigersapien "Right Angles"

Seryiouz "Street Lights"

Seryiouz "Street Lights" (prod. by Grant Parks): Here's free download 3 of 4 from Grant Parks' forthcoming compilation. I got a feeling Inauguration Day is going to be a major one for Hip-Hop releases. Here's the tracklist for this comp:


Be on the lookout for it!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

[video] Barack Obama On This Week (Jan. 11th 2009)

I missed watching this earlier today; it's on my DVR, but for those who didn't know that my BLCKPRSDNT was on ABC, here you go:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

[video] Exile "We're All In Power"

Terry Urban How My Brain Works 2

Here's a fresh mixtape from Terry Urban, chock full of blends from all kinds of genres.



1. Lil Wayne Feat. Coldplay- Viva La Millie
2. Busta Rhymes Feat. Dream- Love Your Party Girl
3. Dream Feat. AC/DC & Audio Two- Top Billin Beotch
4. James Brown Feat. Jay Z, J.D. & En Vogue- Payback Aint A Thang
5. Beatles Feat. Van Halen & Lil Jon- All Good Children Go To Hell
6. Motley Crue Feat. J.T. Money & Santogold- Who Dat Shoutin
7. Beyonce Feat. The Cure- Emo Ladies
8. Corey Delaney- Party Intermission
9. E.L.O. Feat Doug E. Fresh- Ayo Evil Woman
10. Iron Maiden Feat. Tag Team- Whoomp There's The Hills
11. Journey Feat. Shawty Lo- Separate Ways Haters
12. Shawty Lo Feat. Billy Joel- Dey Know My Life
13. Dream- Ghetto Falsetto
14. Jay Z Feat. Kid Cudi- Party Day N Night
15. Terry Urban- My Ode To O.D.B.
16. Ol' Dirty Bastard Feat. Yuukichan's Papa- Shimmy Shimmy Mega Man
17. Jay Z Feat. E.S.G.- The R.O.C.ketship Has Landed
18. Wu Tang Clan Feat. Billy Idol- Cream Without A Face
19. Metallica Feat. Bust Rhymes & Lil Wil- Dougie Batteries
20. Surfer- So Pitted Intermission
21. Lil Wayne Feat. The Eagles- I Cant Tell You Why Ms.Officer
22. Bobby Valentino Feat. Martha Reeves & Toni Basil- Disneyland Heatwave
23. Bon Jovi Feat. Tela- Wanted Sho Nuff
24. MGMT Feat. Q Tip- Electric Stop
25. N.W.A. Feat. Jimmy Spicer- Dolla Bill Bitches
26. Clipse Feat. Slim Thug & Nu Shooz- I Can't Wamp
27. Lil Wayne Feat. Buffalo Springfield- Thinking Of What Its Worth

You know you love it.

Tech Supreme I Luv 2 H8 U EP

Props to my homey Tech Supreme for starting out 2009 with a free EP of that Soul music. I say "Soul" because it's that shit that hits you deep in your core. From the post over on his blog, this EP is a "collection of songs dealing with a woman". Notice the title - this ain't no picnic. But those beats are FIRE, and he goes into some deep shit in this one.


Take It Personal

I grew up reading. I was reading on my own at age 3, and when I got into something, I had to read all I can on it. So, between issues of Pro Wrestling Illustrated and WWF Magazine, I got consumed by magazines like Rap Pages, The Source and Vibe, with XXL to follow suit. So, whether directly or indirectly, I've followed Danyel Smith and Elliott Wilson's work for a while. If you don't know, they are a happily married couple, and have started their own podcast. And its the kind of shit that Hip-Hop nerds like myself are into: healthy conversation, keeping sure to balance both sides of the Hip-Hop spectrum (true school vs. what's poppin' now), as well as injecting that humor that's always necessary. It's not as bugged and testosterone-fueled as Juan Epstein, and I'm glad it's not. It's the kind of podcast I think I'd do if I had someone else to bullshit with.

Here's episode one - if you love that, check out episode two, which just popped off.

Master 3 Light Up The Darkness Preview

The homey Master 3 has a new album on the horizon entitled Light Up The Darkness, which is loosely based on the events in the 2007 film I Am Legend. He hit me off with two tracks from this project, and asked that the wealth be shared:

Here are his comments on both tracks: "The first song, The Day Before Tomorrow, is an R&B-tinged reflection on how we'd react if the world was ending in a day. Heroin Heroine is a decidedly darker track, spit over Atmosphere's The Woman With The Tattooed Hands, and it chronicles the destruction caused by an unhealthy addiction to the fairer sex." The cover art was done by Ishaq Fahim. When I get more info on this, I got you.