Saturday, February 07, 2009

Botchmania 66

[video] Pimpin' Curly



Um... wow.

EDIT G-Unit "I'll Be The Shooter" (ThisIs50 tags) [via Nah Right]

[video] T.I.'s Road To Redemption, Episode 01

[video] Plies ft. Ashanti "Want It, Need It"

[video] DJ Revolution ft. Kbimean "Man Or Machine"

[video] Mistah F.A.B. From The Hospital

Word is homey recently survived a car crash on Friday morning; F.A.B. vlogs about it from his hospital bed:



We pray for his,
Tito Bell & Stretch's speedy recovery.

[video] The RADIx Mixtape Interview With Flawless Hustle

Peep the RADIx guys speaking to Flawless Hustle inre: The RADIx Mixtape:



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

Friday, February 06, 2009

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

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"

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

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

[video] Oasis "Falling Down"

[video] Pussycat Dolls "Bottle Pop"

[video] U2 "Get On Your Boots"

Rick Ross "Kiss My Pinky Ring, Curly"

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



ROFL provided by Hurricane Ivan.

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


Friday, February 6th 2009 playlist


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

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"

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

Excess Bangers 12: Decades of Relevance

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

That's what I call ignorant. Via YBF.

Flawless Hustle Presents The RADIx Mixtape

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

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

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"

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"

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.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Cam'ron "I Hate My Job"

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

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



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

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"

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

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"

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

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

[video] Rick Ross Challenges 50 Cent To Wrestling Match



ROFLCPTR via eskay.

Juan Epstein x Paul Mooney

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"

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)

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

Doitall The Me You Never Heard Mixtape

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

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

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


Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Coast 2 Coast Cypher #2

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

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

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

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"

Soulbrotha "Life Is Crazy"

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"

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Suave The Ape "Microsoft Therapy"


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

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

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



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

[video] DJ Hell "Angst"



Bonus Beats DJ Hell "The Angst Part 1"

[video] Angels & Demons Trailer

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

The Kid Daytona ft. Tiara Wiles "The Minimum"

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)

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"

Monday, February 02, 2009

Classickness 3

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

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)

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

[video] E6 Speaks On The Suckerpunch

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?

[video] Cam'ron "I Hate My Job"

Cam'ron has a new album (Crime Pays) coming? Cam knows about working a regular job? Who knows, but here's his new single:



Truth be told, I been feeling the same way, but what the fuck can you do? And I also find it odd that 50 has gone so hard at Rick Ross, and Cam randomly shows up?

Shouts to Enigmatik for the heads up.

[video] 50 Cent Interviews Tia Kemp

Yep, that's Rick Ross' baby mom. Officer Ross FTL:



If you're new to this, MTV has the rundown.

EDIT Nah Right has rips from Hot 97, with 50 speaking to Funkmaster Flex, as well as Miss Info dropping a piece of a rant from Rick Ross. This shit is comedy.

previous 50 Cent "Officer Ricky (Go Ahead Try Me)"

[video] Common x Tim Westwood, Part 1

Alternate Keyshia Cole Vibe Cover

As eskay said, Frankie won. HOLLAAAAAAAAAAAAA!


Raekwon ft. Ghostface Killah & Method Man "Wu Ooh"

Raekwon ft. Ghostface Killah & Method Man "Wu Ooh": I posted the radio rip of this then-untitled joint on BGDB the other day, and the home Alex at Killer Beez hooked the CDQ version up. Boy am I ready for OB4CL2 or WHAT?!?!?

previous Raekwon ft. Ghostface Killah "Criminology 2"

World Class Wrecking Crew "5 Rings"

World Class Wrecking Crew "5 Rings": This NJ quintet goes IN over "Boondock S.A.I.N.T.S.", with the assist from Meka. NJ, stand the fuck up!

Via 2DBZ.

previous World Class Wrecking Crew "Guillotine"

G-Unit & Gallic Wars Presents Hell On Earth: Chaos & Anarchy


Here's the new, Hot Rod-hosted mixtape from G-Unit and Gallic Wars, featuring a heavy dose of that G-Unit fury. With 50 going off on Rick Ross, Weezy, Khaled and others, you might wanna keep your eyes on these niggas...

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Tracklist:

1. Intro - Hot Rod
2. Officer Ricky (Rick Ross Diss) - 50 Cent
3. Crack A Bottle - Eminem, Dr Dre. & 50 Cent
4. Be That Way Sometimes - Lloyd Banks
5. Whateva I Like - Hot Rod
6. Pop That Thang - Tony Yayo
7. Play This On The Radio - 50 Cent
8. Do It For This Block - Lloyd Banks
9. Interlude - Hot Rod
10. Gallic Wars Freestyle - Hot Rod
11. I Get It In - 50 Cent
12. My Brothers Keeper - Lloyd Banks
13. What's It Gonna Be - Fresh As Tommi (F.A.T)
14. In God We Trust - 50 Cent
15. Gallic Wars Freestyle II - Hot Rod ft Papoose
16. Don't Come Around - Lloyd Banks
17. Get Up Remix - 50 Cent ft Rico Paysos
18. Get Back - Hot Rod
19. Good Company - Lloyd Banks
20. N*igga I'll Hurt You - 50 Cent
21. Go Hard - Stones
22. Bump My Sh*t - Hot Rod (Prod. by Polow Da Don)
23. (Featured Beat) "Buzzer Shot" Produced by Andrew U The Perfectionist (www.myspace.com/andrewutheperfectionist)
24. Reparations - Freeway & Lloyd Banks
25. A Good Look - DNA
26. Shut Your Bloodclot Mouth - 50 Cent
27. Party & Bullshit - Lloyd Banks
28. Heartless Monster - 50 Cent
29. Rider Pt 3 - Poni & 50 Cent
30. Interlude - Sha Money XL
31. Red Bandana - Riz
32. Mind On Murder - Lloyd Banks
33. Outro - Hot Rod

You know you wanna...

Dub MD & Illmind Presents Blaps, Rhymes & Life Vol. 2

I hit you guys with the first mixtape, as well as dropped "Streets" last week, now Dub MD hits us with the next installment of Illmind's Blaps, Rhymes & Life mixtape series. For free!

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Tracklist:

01.) Mic Legacy - Larry Davis (Produced by Illmind)
02.) D-Black - Hold Up (Gangsta Shit) (Produced by Illmind)
03.) 50 Cent - Who Run It (feat. Eminem, Cashis & Lloyd Banks) (Produced by Illmind)
04.) Heltah Skeltah - So Damn Tuff (feat. Buckshot & Ruste Juxx) (Produced by Illmind)
05.) Scarface - It's Not A Game (Produced by Illmind)
06.) Thoth - MA To The West (feat. Oh No) (Produced by Illmind)
07.) Naps N Dreds - Bully! (feat. Kool G Rap) (Produced by Illmind)
08.) Diamond D - Don't Beg (Produced by Illmind)
09.) Pumpkinhead - Of The Same Air (feat. Talib Kweli) (Produced by Illmind)
10.) Fortilive - Trunk Pop Music (Produced by Illmind)
11.) Project Heights - Champion (feat. Rakaa Iriscience & Noelle Scaggs) (Produced by Illmind)
12.) Sleek - Hi New Orleans (Produced by Illmind)
13.) Che Grand - Streets (Produced by Illmind)
14.) Starrs & Murph - Damn (Produced by Illmind)
15.) Bambu - Quit (Produced by Illmind)
16.) Above Ave - Root Of All Evil (Wake Up) (Produced by Illmind)
17.) Grynch - A Dream Undeferred (Produced by Illmind)
18.) Kingdom (The Movement) (Swaggerboy, Kilo & Problem Child) - Heartache (Produced by Illmind)
19.) Naturel - Love To The World (Produced by Illmind)
20.) Blitzkrieg (Bee Lavish, Quayluds, D-Minus & Contra) - Ruling Elite (Produced by Illmind)
21.) Megaciph - War (Produced by Illmind)
22.) Mister RP - Diamonds Aren't Enough (Produced By Illmind)

So firey, trust.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

[video] Jennifer Hudson Sings The National Anthem

Here is video from Jennifer Hudson's performance of the National Anthem during Super Bowl XLIII:

[video] G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra Trailer

[video] Fast & Furious 4 Trailer

[video] Transformers 2: Revenge of The Fallen Trailer

Hits From The Bong

CNN is reporting that Michael Phelps is sorry for his "bad judgement" in being caught taking a few bong rips last year. What I'm saying is, while it was probably a bad idea, this nigga has how many gold medals? Especially in a year where the US was fucking up all over... a nigga can't get his puff on? In these economic times, if you are in the situation where you can celebrate, especially when you've rep'd our country to the fullest, go ahead and take a full pulls. Take one for me, Mike.

I'm just wondering who the first MC to be "on that Michael Phelps" will be...

DOA Podcast: Paradox

Shouts to Paradox for hooking me up with a massive, two-hour podcast with a host of forthcoming album cuts across the Paradox Music/Esoteric/Outsider camps, including some world-exclusive cuts.

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Tracklist:

01. Nucleus & Paradox "Esoterica" (Esoteric Dub)
02. Alaska & Paradox "Zion" (Isolationist LP)
03. Alaska & Paradox "Jerico" (Isolationist LP)
04. Nucleus & Paradox "LSD Jazz" (Esoteric 11)
05. Alaska & Paradox "Vigilante" (Isolationist LP)
06. Alaska & Nucleus "Ataciara" (Arctic Dub)
07. Seba & Kirsty Hawkshaw "Devotion" (Seba Dub)
08. Nebula "Ice Sculptures" (Age Of Outsiders Vol. 2)
09. DJ Trax "Pandora's Box" (Audio Buffet)
10. Insight "Final Version" (Age Of Outsiders Vol. 2)
11. Solar "Exploration" (Age Of Outsiders Vol. 2)
12. Gremlinz & Rumble "Jaro 88" (Outsider Dub)
13. Infest "A Day In Pictures" (Age Of Outsiders Vol. 2)
14. DJ Emery "Breathe Out" (Age Of Outsiders Vol. 2)
15. Nucleus & Paradox "Rocksteady" (Esoteric 11)
16. Alaska & Paradox "Abysm" (Isolationist LP)

That true to life drumfunkery all throughout this one.

Take It Personal #5

OK, so until Juan Epstein comes correct with a new episode, Take It Personal is thee Hip-Hop podcast to roll with. Danyelliott has just posted episode 5, which I will partake in once I put lil' man to sleep. Here's the description:

Usually we record on Saturday, but this time we did it on Friday, at the end of a long work week. So: Elliott is manic, Danyel is kinda tired and no we’re not OT at this year’s Super Bowl—which was the reason we taped on Friday night in the first place. Topics? Grammy nominations. The bloody battle for Internet Domination. The boss Rick Ross’ homage to Special Ed’s magnificence. Oh and Elliott’s ability to treat strippers and go-go dancers like the dainty debutantes they really are. See ya at Grammy’s. We promise!

DOWNLOAD: mediafire / sharebee

Twestival.fm

Wow; I just posted about the NYC Twestival earlier today, and I guess the organizer of the original LDNtwestival, Renate, somehow happened upon RTD today, and I get an e-mail from her, describing another project she has going on: Twestival.fm. On February 12th, various Twestivals worldwide will be going down, and leading up to this, Twestival.fm has plans to raise an additional $20,000. How? With your music!

Well, sort of. Twestival.fm is asking that artists, musicians and labels that use Twitter contribute music to this project. Twestival.fm and SoundCloud are linking up on this; starting on February 5th, a SoundCloud-powered player will allow heads to stream the donated tracks, through February 19th (they are also powering the dropbox for this organization). In the vein of Radiohead's "pay-what-you wish" effort, anyone wishing to download an unlimited number of the tracks will be asked to donate funds Twestival.fm (via TipJoy). As with anything else involved with the Twestivals, all donations will be given to charity:water. Any interested artists/musicians/labels, hit this post for more details.

For anyone with questions or wanting to get more info, hit up Renate via e-mail or on Twitter.

Love & Hate (Feb. 14th, 2009)

Kosha Dillz is throwing an ill event for Valentine's Day 2009, which will feature 8thW1, the Brown Bag All-Stars, Folk & Stress and many others. Word is tix will only be available at the door, and will sell-out, so make your plans NOW!

Kid Cudi vs. Crookers "Day N Nite (TC Remix)"

Kid Cudi vs. Crookers "Day N Nite (TC Remix)": This is the DnB remix of the Crooker's remix of Kid Cudi's "Day N Nite", which is getting some burn months after the blogs picked up on it. I love how TC threw in elements of his "Where's My Money" with the Kid Cudi "hold the phone" lyric. I also believe this is getting hella burn in the DnB circuit, but the rest of the CD Maxi Single is all Club ish, for good or ill.

NYC Twestival 2009

Twestivals are a cool idea. Heads on Twitter, for some reason, like to meet and greet off the PC. On February 12th, 2009, 175+ cities around the US are going to be holding "Twestivals", which will be evenings to give you joy as well as raise awareness for charity:water. Now, these are 100% volunteer organized events, and 100% of the proceeds go to charity:water, so really, what more can you ask for?

NYC's Twestival is a go, and is only $20 for a great night out, for a great cause - they are working on something they call "20/20 vision", where you cop a ticket for $20, and raise $20 for charity:water. Even in these recession-racked times, that's pretty cheap for a great cause; also offered are $100 VIP seats, which include table seating and complimentary champagne. This event will be going down at M:2 (fka Mansion/Crobar). They also announced yesterday that their headlining act are none other than Eclectic Method, who are hot on the heels of their recent performance at NYC WTF.

Check out what the New York Daily News had to say about NYC Twestival. You can follow their progress via Twitter, and cop your tickets now! Shouts to the homegirl Netta for the heads up!

FOTM: THUGSTEP #21

Lil' Jon ft. Three 6 Mafia vs. Coki "Act A Fool (DJ Nappy THUGSTEP Refix)": For those who don't know, this refix right here is not only the perfect definition of THUGSTEP, but its also the first refix that Nappy did. As the story goes, Nappy honestly wasn't feeling Dubstep. I would send him tracks all the time, as well as acapellas, but it just wasn't his bag. I think I sent him the "Act A Fool" acapella a few weeks before I sent him Coki's "Shattered", which I was digging at the moment because I was 1) truly discovering Dubstep and 2) kind of drunk. Surprisingly, he heard something in this cut and made this amazing refix. This was featured in one of the THUGSTEP packs he sent out back in 2007, but I wanted to throw something up that was high energy, something I would want playing if I was coming out of the locker room about to play in the biggest football game of the year. Or what I'd like to drop as the first track while celebrating my win! Bang this one, loud, preferably after a few shots of that Patron...

Money First ft. Uncle Murda "Rap Juggernauts"

Money First ft. Uncle Murda "Rap Juggernauts": Last night, I posted a video of the homey Boom Blake going in on a certain MC who wasn't wearing his affiliation to Trenton like he should. I extended the hand, and what do I get in the e-mail? A banger from Money First with the nigga Uncle Murda. Wow. Trenton, stand up for this one. Strictly for the hardcore Timberland boot wearing niggas. Hopefully we get more heat from these cats in the near future...

Bonus Beats Money First ft. Fred The Godson "Soul Of A Hustler"