Junclassic "Angst" (tagged): Here's another preview from the Offshore Drilling project I'm working on with Kid Hum. Hum himself has been a fan of this one ever since he grabbed it. This is the second track Jun contributed to the project, and both came out fresh. His delivery is so on point - truly one of my favorite MCs right now.
This is an unmastered, tagged up version. The full project will be coming in March, by hook or by crook! Keep it locked for more info.
related Joulz Il "Fuel (My Microphone)" [snippet]
Archive for 02/01/2009 - 03/01/2009
Junclassic "Angst" (tagged): Here's another preview from the Offshore Drilling project I'm working on with Kid Hum. Hum himself has been a fan of this one ever since he grabbed it. This is the second track Jun contributed to the project, and both came out fresh. His delivery is so on point - truly one of my favorite MCs right now.
Subwoofer is a dope project featuring production by Tech Supreme & Dro Beats, and features some ill MCs and artists, including my homey Tef Poe.
Tech is lacing a mixtape that will drop exclusively on rock the dub in the future, so keep it locked for that one!
Sean Wyze "L.A." (prod. by Jansport J): Here's some shit to knock in your speakerbox. J hit me with this cut, which is set to drop on the forthcoming Artillery Clothing mixtape; I've never been off the East Coast, but I fucks with this ode to the City of Angels.
Make sure you don't sleep on Sean's Chicks & Snares. Real tizzy.
Featuring Ron Browz, Rick Ross, Spliff Star, N.O.R.E. & Red Cafe:
related [video] Busta Rhymes "Arab Money (Remix)"
- Kanye West ft. T-Pain "Flight School" (prod. by Arrowstar)
- Busta Rhymes "Anthrax"
- T.I. ft. Kobe "This Is Detox (I Am Hip-Hop)"
- Cam'ron "I Used To Get It In Ohio"
- Rick Ross ft. Ball Greezy "Believe It"
- Chamillionaire ft. The Game & Ludacris "Creepin' (Solo)"
- Paul Wall ft. Webbie "Bizzy Body"
- Jennifer Lopez "Hooked On You" (prod. by Rodney Jerkins)
- Rihanna "Whipping My Hair"
- John Legend "Lay Your Head On My Shoulder"
- Omarion ft. Lil' Wayne "Comfort"
- Kat Deluna ft. Lil' Wayne "Put It On" [clean \ dirty]
- Day 26 "Put It On Her"
- Jagged Edge "Fling"
- The-Dream ft. Kanye West "Walking On The Moon" [Bonus Beats The-Dream "Sweat It Out"]
- Teairra Marie ft. Flo Rida "Cause A Scene" (prod. by The Runners)
- Shelan ft. Internal Quest "What You Sayin'"
- CNN ft. Mobb Deep "Wobble Wobble" [Bonus Beats CNN ft. Ron Browz, Swizz Beats, Busta Rhymes & Jadakiss "Rotate (Remix)"]
- Sheek Louch & Styles P "I Get It In Freestyle" [clean \ dirty]
- J-Hood "Letter To The LOX"
- Big Kuntry "Swavor" [clean \ dirty]
- Trina "Blame It Freestyle" [Bonus Beats Trina "Stanky Leg Freestyle"]
- DOOM "Cellz" [Bonus Beats DOOM "That's That"]
- Heltah Skeltah "Midnight Madness" (prod. by Shuko) [Bonus Beats Canibus, Chino XL & Bekay "Do This" (prod. by Shuko)]
- Reflection Eternal ft. Bootsy Collins "Internet Connection"
- Idle Warship "Girls On The Floor (Remix)"
- Maino & Busy Signal "Nah Go To Jail Again" [clean \ dirty]
- Grafh "Hard Living" (prod. by Cool & Dre)
- Big Chief ft. Jim Jones & Chamillionaire "My Swag (Remix)"
- Izza Kizza ft. David Banner "Throw It Up" [clean \ dirty]
- D.V. Alias Khryst "Fen-Na Win Freestyle"
- Serius Jones "The Hawk"
- Blaq Poet ft. Shabeeno & Lil' Fame "Rap Addiction" (radio rip) (prod. by DJ Premier)
- Rapper Big Pooh "Radio"
- Teriyaki Boyz "It's More" (prod. by SupaDaveWest)
- Emilio Rojas ft. Stat Quo "Way She Moves" (prod. by M-Phazes)
- Reks "Play My Music" (prod. by Statik Selektah)
- Problem ft. Snoop Dogg & Jim Jones "I'm Fucked Up"
- Duo Live "Stories To Tell"
- Esso ft. Donny Goines "Watchin' You"
- RUKUS & Soulbrotha "I'm Nigerian" (prod. by Kid Konnect)
- Skent Dukes ft. Gorilla Zoe "Steady Watchin'" [clean \ dirty]
- Kosha Dillz "Dillywonka"
- Raje ft. Lil' Wayne "I'm So Fly"
- Illogic "I Know You" (prod. by Ill Poetic)
- Tona ft. Skyzoo "U Know It"
- Suave The Ape "The Planet Falls"
- Small Eyez "Mr. Miyagi"
- Richie Sosa "Get Rihanna'd"
- Ralphie Boy "I Bet (He Never)"
- Epiphany "I Got It In With Laura Smith"
- The Black Table Committee "Chi City Representatives"
- Rob Kelly ft. Reef The Lost Cauze "Shook Crews Runnin'" (prod. by J57)
- Whygee ft. Charlie BRAND & Ms. Jones "Colorado Life"
- Yea Big & Kid Static "Bots"
- Old Money "Chick Pea Jenga"
- Gripz "Strugglin'"
- C-San ft. Casey Veggies "Can You Work With That"
- Spinlock "Inside The Mind Of A Madman" [via DPD]
- Ice T "High Roller (iamxl Remix)" [Bonus Beats King T "Bass (iamxl Remix)"]
- PreZZure The Twitter Project
- Sean Wyze Chicks & Snares
- The Deal Dub, Episode 1
- Judah x Weekend Warriors Clothing Present RAtheMC Are You Not Entertained?
- Keelay & Zaire Ridin' High Sampler
- Whygee x RTD The Saga Of Mr. Bitches
- DJ Trackstar Still Dreamin' 4
- Pennant Race Presents DJ Concept The Courtside Coast To Coast Mixtape
I forgot how ill the saxophone loop in this was...
Eric B & Rakim "Don't Sweat The Technique"
I may or may not be around much this weekend; I'm trying to live life off the PC. We'll see.
My homey DJ Concept just don't stop with this mix. Pennant Race got at him to do a tape in support of their Spring '09 fashion line; he based the concept (no pun intended) for this mixtape off of two of their tees: The Garden Courtside Tee & The Staples Courtside Tee. Now do you realize why Jack Nicholson and Spike Lee are on the cover, and laced throughout the mixtape?
Jack - A Man Makes His Own Way Intro
Notorious BIG & Frank Sinatra - Juicy New York
Emilio Rojas f. Hassaan Mackey, Black Sinatra, LI & Nikal Fieldz - 585 (Roc Y’all Remix)
Spike - You Da Man Interlude
Dr. Dre f. MC Ren, Time Bomb, King Tee, Kokane, Hitman, Xzibit, Defari, Knoc-Turn’Al - Some LA Niggaz
Step Brothers (Alchemist & Evidence) - So Fresh
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Streets Of New York
Heltah Skeltah - Midnight Madness
Spike - Take A Chill Interlude
Self Scientific f. The New Royales - Heavy
Nas - New York State Of Mind
Jack - Do I Look Like I’m Kidding Interlude
Famoso f. Termanology, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Phantasm, Chubb Rock & Sadat X - Underground Railroad (Remix)
Defari - Lowlands Anthem
Gangstarr - JFK to LAX
Evidence - Down In New York City
Xzibit - Los Angeles Times
Dr. Dre, Kobe & TI - This Is Detox
Old Dirty Bastard - Brooklyn Zoo
Spike - Love & Hate Interlude
Murs & 9th Wonder - LA
Rakim - New York (Ya Out There)
Enjoy this; more info via EXECUTE SOUNDS.
I don't know about you, but when I was in high school, I was a huge fan of Prince & The Revolution. For those of you who know the score, you should know who Wendy & Lisa are. Childhood friends, and talented artists, they've been through a lot - they were active in music before The Revolution, arguably made their most famous mark with Prince, helping usher in the "blue eyed soul" sound in the 80s, and when they eventually left his fold, something was definitely missing. They weren't, though, making their own music, as well as collaborating with artists like Seal, Eric Clapton, Liz Phair, Sheryl Crow, among others. In December, the digital release of their latest album, White Flags of Winter Chimneys, was self-released through their website, and I got a chance to speak with them about this, their song-writing and other points of interest...
khal: Your new album is being released solely via your website, wendyandlisa.com. When did you decide to put it out in this manner? What are the pros and cons on releasing music this way?
Lisa: We decided to make the record with or without a record deal. I had pretty much let go of the idea of being signed and going through the traditional grinding of the music business a long time ago. I don't think it has served me for what I want to do. The record business is chasing a high that is impossible to catch. It does not exist anymore. There is nothing new about ''Rock ‘N’ Roll", they just keep trying to get bigger and better, more outrageous and more glamorous, younger sexier, crazier… and there is nowhere left to go. The songwriter, musicians and artists have no way to discover a sound or a niche. Musicians have reached out through websites and the Internet because it allows them to create themselves in a comfortable place at a comfortable pace, and to see and feel the direct response from the people they want to reach. No one is second guessing the clothes they wear, or the drum sounds, or any part of the content. It is a horrible feeling to try and please a middle man only to fail in the eyes of the fans! For us the internet and the direct contact with our listeners, it’s a gift of unimaginable riches. With the help of our manger, Renata Kanclerz, we have discovered and are trying all that is at our fingertips LITERALLY through the beauty of Internet communing. HI PEOPLE!!
Wendy: We knew as soon as we started writing these songs that we would release the material on our own. The pros? Because we have a fan base, we can reach them one-on-one, and bypass the 3rd party (labels). This means direct access to the listener. The cons? Don't want to think about that.
khal: In reading up on you two, I noticed you score the TV show Heroes, among others. How did you get involved in a project like this? Are you fans of the show?
Lisa: YES! I have been a comic book and sci-fi fan all my life. It is a dream come true to work on Heroes. We didn't know at the time, but when we met Allan Arkush in 1996 (?), it would become a long lasting and extremely valuable relationship. Allan is something of a cult hero himself, director and writer of Rock n Roll High School, among other cult type films... Get Crazy, and a list of Roger Corman masterpieces. Allan came to us to score a television series created by David Kelly (of Ally McBeal fame), called Snoops. The show didn't take off, but our friendship with Allan did. We worked with him on several projects that eventually lead to Heroes and a relationship with creator Tim Kring.
Wendy: Are we fans? YES! My fingers are crossed that the show gets its heart back. It feels a bit lost in its intentions. The first season was killer! We got this gig because of our relationship with the producers and creator. We spent 6 yrs on Crossing Jordan and they are the same people on this.
khal: While White Flags Of Winter Chimneys contains an array of musical styles, the thing that is constant is your dynamic song-writing. What's your process for writing songs - will you have the lyrics done first with a certain melody, or are you attempting to do, say, a Trance-influenced track and building lyrics around that?
Lisa: We almost always write the music first. Wendy and I play together and create musical environments, or grooves, and we love playing music so it is always the easiest part of the writing process. Then we sit and listen, pencils in hand, and start writing words that come into our heads, or sing melodies. We try to come up with a rhythm or sometimes a number of syllables and then start writing lyrics. From that point on, anything can happen. Sometimes, the music has to change to accommodate the lyrics, and sometimes it just fits perfectly and a song is born!
Wendy: Funny you should ask about Trance… I’m a huge fan of electronic music and the idea of composing a piece of music that would otherwise not need lyrics is really a cool idea to me. Did we achieve that on White Flags? I think we did.
khal: Without delving too deep into your well-documented past with Prince, would you like to comment on your relationship as of right now? You've made a few appearances with him, in live settings and on record, over the last few years. Any plans to work together in the future?
Lisa: We are always open to working with Prince. He calls every once in a while to ask us to do something, and we answer. The unfortunate part that is sometimes frustrating is that it is always on his terms and when he wants to do it.
Wendy: We have told him consistently that we would LOVE to write again and do a project together. No word yet. It's up to him. He needs to make that happen. We are like the friend who always calls to ask you to hang, and they never call back. Ugh.
khal: Which artists of the current music scene would you say are some of your favorites?
Lisa: That is a hard question but off the top of my head, I recently have been loving ELBOW, Little Dragon, Q-Tip, The Roots…
Wendy: I love the band LITTLE DRAGON!
khal: Outside of your own music, do you have any current song-writing or production going on with any other artists?
Lisa: We did some fun things with Jill Sobule and want to do more! We also are trying to get everybody together to continue our ideal groove band EDITH FUNKER (known previously as Funk Sway), as seen in the movie Before The Music Dies.
Wendy: It’s ?uestlove on drums, Erykah Badu on vocals, Doyle Bramhall on vocals and guitar, me & Lisa on keys, and Mike Elizondo on bass. Also, James Poyser on keys and Susannah Melvoin on backing vocals.
khal: Why did you title this album White Flags Of Winter Chimneys?
Lisa: The title came late in the game. Only after we had a glimpse of what we had done, Wendy came to work with the title in mind. White Flags of Winter Chimneys is a lyric from a Joni Mitchell song. The meaning is of surrender and to us represents a place of warmth in the middle of a frost. So... not only are we tremendously fond of Joni Mitchell, but we have weathered a storm of life experiences that brought us to a refuge in each other and our ability to create music.
khal: One of the versions of this album is a sprawling colored vinyl opus. Do you two still listen to music on vinyl? People spoke on a possible resurgence of vinyl in the record shops (mainly due to lovers of Punk, and some DJs); do you ever think the music-buying public will pick back up on vinyl, or is it a dead medium?
Lisa: I think people will add vinyl back into the mix because it is just a great way to deliver music. It sounds fantastic, there are thousands of albums out there NOT available on CD; there is no reason to abandon a perfectly good medium. It might just have a chance to be another way to collect and enjoy sound.
Wendy: No, I don't think its dead, but it is sleepy for sure. I would love to see it come back.
khal: Will you be going on tour in support of this release? What can fans expect from a Wendy & Lisa show?
Lisa: We are hoping to tour in the summer. We don't know HOW we will achieve this because we need MONEY to travel and all that. Perhaps with our super band idea, EDITH FUNKER, we can raise money and interest for a show that would be like a five for one night of grooves, gripes, beats and blues!
Wendy: We are going to try and do some gigs this summer.. My goal is to get EDITH FUNKER to go out and be each others band for a night.
RTD RAPID FIRE Q&A
khal: How do you unwind?
Lisa: Lately, the thing that makes me happiest and most relaxed is reading a book with my daughter. There is nothing like it.
Wendy: Listening to music and drinking a great glass of red wine.
khal: Who is in your ultimate super group?
Lisa: EDITH FUNKER!!
Wendy: EDITH FUNKER!
khal: What's the song you're most proud of writing?
Lisa: "Beginning at the End" (Sweet Suite)
Wendy: Today? Hmm… “Invisible”.
khal: What's the song you are least proud of writing?
Lisa: “Strung Out”
Wendy: Not telling…
khal: What's your favorite iPod track this week?
Lisa: “Mirror Ball”
Wendy: Grace Jones’ “Slave To The Rhythm”.
khal: What's the most personal song you've ever written and what was it based on?
Wendy: "Bring You Back"... my brother Jonathan.
So there you have it. Hit up their website and take a listen to White Flags of Winter Chimneys, and order one of the many versions they have available. Special shouts to Ariel PR for hooking this interview up.
EDIT Stream the entire White Flags of Winter Chimneys album:
Hat tip to Renata for this one!
Idle Warship "Girls On The Floor (Remix)": Kweli doesn't know how to stop grinding, apparently. I dropped that new Reflection Eternal track earlier today, and Tunji comes with a new one from I.W., remixing a tune by FM. Word is they have a mixtape with Mick Boogie coming?
NEW YORK, NY (February 26, 2009)— Today Belvedere Vodka and Young Jeezy debut the official music video for "Circulate," the next single off Jeezy's latest album "The Recession." The video, the first project of their creative partnership, can be viewed on jeezycirculate.com, along with other exclusive content including a new commercial spot by Belvedere with Jeezy.
Shot by Terry Richardson at New York’s five-star, hotel Plaza Athenee, “Circulate” contains contributions by Gabriel Hart, who documented Young Jeezy during the historic Presidential Inauguration weekend in Washington, DC. During this weekend, Belvedere Vodka and Young Jeezy announced a creative collaboration which includes new music, videos, behind-the-scenes clips, a national tour and more from Young Jeezy’s 2009 projects. The collaboration kicked off with a party at DC’s hottest nightclub LOVE, where partygoers including Beyoncé, Bow Wow, Nelly and Ashanti, celebrated with Belvedere cocktails and enjoyed a performance by Jeezy, Jay-Z and T.I.
I just got word from the FrostWire heads that Black ELement's A Major Minority has been making a splash on their P2P site! Word is the owner, Gubs, found AMM in December, got at Black EL and asked if he could help blast his album; now it looks like AMM on FrostWire has racked up 1500+ downloads already! Talk about the power of the 'Net. Check out this post on FrostWire for a dope article on Black EL (which includes snippets of my interview), and grab it if you haven't heard it yet. Then make sure you check out more of what FrostWire has to offer.
Big Kuntry "Swavor" [clean \ dirty]: While I have no problem getting new Kuntry King tracks, I can't find the one track of his I fuck with: "Goin' Hem". Shouts to my boy Cyanide for hooking me up with a joint I lost... anyways, is this nigga ever gonna blossom on his own? I guess, with Tip going away very soon, someone has to ride (or die) for P$C.
Yea Big & Kid Static "Bots": I haven't heard much from this duo in a bit, but its good to know they were in the lab churning out proper product. Check out their ode to one of the more classic characters in video game history, Mega Man. Their forthcoming album, The Future's Looking Grim, features "11 bangy glitchers, full of cacophonous synths, syllabic tumbling and enough boom-bap and flow for even the most staunch heads". This LP will drop digitally on April Fool's Day on Jib Door, with the CD release coming in the summer. If you're in Iowa, they will be performing at the Mission Creek Festival, with the GZA.
Reflection Eternal ft. Bootsy Collins "Internet Connection": Yes, Reflection Eternal is BACK! They're working on their 2nd LP (finally!), and decided to leak this ode to technology, featuring the legendary Bootsy, who happened to be in the studio and wanted to lay something down on this one.
For you NYC heads, RE will be performing with a live band at the Blue Note on March 10th + 11th. Should be a great show! Shouts to Tunji for the heads up.
This is one of those posts I didn't get to yesterday; I was in the wind. Via YOTB.
Cy Yung "All About H.E.R." (prod. by Cynergy Soundz): This it taken from Cy's forthcoming BPA Presents: Cyrano's Edict EP which is set to drop on July 4th, and features production from Cynergy and J. Slikk. This is 'another sad love song' regarding the depression many feel when looking at Hip-Hop and the state its in on many levels. Toronto's Cynergy Soundz is on some ill shit with that beat, which is a bit faster, and has some ill Soul feel to the samples used within the beat. Going back to when love was great, forreal.
Watch out for Cy & Cynergy's Y'All Soon Gonna C-Y collaborative EP, which I've just heard, and is a true beast. Cy Yung also has his SoulTrain Dancer: A Tribute To Rosie Perez project coming, which is a Pete Rock & CL Smooth-esque collabo with J. Slikk... among countless other projects and tracks. BPA up in this, forreal!
EDIT I've brought this one back to the top because it's been re-upped, and to include the hot cover art that Cy passed around the other day. Yes, this post is from June 2008, but you know how it is around here.
Shelan ft. Internal Quest "What You Sayin'": Here's a nice track from Shelan, who has a beautiful voice, and rides that track (which is the perfect blend of harps and jazzy funk) with ease. I.Q. comes correct with his 16 at the end.
Meant to post this when I saw it on I.Q.'s spot, but I've been fucking busy.
This project came about pretty quickly over the last week or so. I had no idea who Whygee was until a month or so ago, when Kid Hum put me on to him while compiling our Offshore Drilling project. I then got introduced to "ChumpSin Pink", and realized this Colorado spitter isn't someone you should toy with. In conversing with him on the regular, I found out he had a few batches of unreleased material that he had created, but hit a roadblock in terms of trying to release. Over the weekend, in listening to the joints, I realized that he namechecked "Attack of the Killer Kung-Fu Wolf Bitch" in a track called "MySpaces", and had my hook.
Throughout this project, Whygee speaks on his thoughts on Hip-Hop, women and the strife that our people encounter living in this wonderful world of ours (kind of like The Boondocks, no?). The beats vary from darker, piano-driven thought provokers ("Bitchpleaze") to cavalcades of electronic fuzz-box material ("Another Cold Winter"), and the story of Mr. Bitches is weaved throughout, making this a nice, complete package.
01. "Code Black (Intro)"
02. "ChumpSin Pink" (prod. by Chris Walsh)
03. "Scott Free" (prod. by Da Free Agents)
04. "Neva Asked For This" (prod. by Mirrorkill)
05. "Mr. Bitches & MySpace (Interlude)"
06. "Bitchpleaze" (prod. by Chris Walsh)
07. "Helldate" (prod. by Mirrorkill)
08. "Dinner With Luna (Interlude)"
09. "She Said" (prod. by Mirrorkill)
10. "Luna Was Crazy! (Interlude)"
11. "Smile and Cries (ft. Jedmon)" (prod. by Jedmon & Ryan Conway)
12. "Another Cold Winter" (prod. by Mirrorkill)
13. "The Very, Very, Very Sad Story Of Luna (Interlude)"
14. "MySpaces" (prod. by The Holy Soulja)
15. "Deez Nutz! (Outro)"
If you're feeling these, make sure you check out Whygee's MySpace page; he has a host of live shows set throughout April of this year, as well as some dope tracks ("Henny Hendrix" is that fire). Shouts out to Whygee and Mirrorkill, as well as the other artists featured on this project. Shouts to Aaron McGruder, Carl Jones and the rest of the people who make The Boondocks the illest show out there. Bump this one in the MP3 player all day.
EDIT I want to shout out all of the sites who've posted The Saga of Mr. Bitches:
Backbeat Online \ Wake Your Daughter Up \ Colorado Rap Report \ New Efficiency
This shit is awesome:
If you don't get it, dude made a fader that allows you to change the octave of the notes your cutting up! "This is the first public view of the Fretless Fader system I designed for use with the Controller One (posted February 22, 2009). With this you can cut and change notes through 2 octaves without taking your hands away from the vinyl and fader." I'm in awe. Shouts to Perpetuum for the link.
Illogic "I Know You" (prod. by Ill Poetic): Shouts to Ill Po for lacing me with the latest leak from Illogic's Diabolical Fun album; these lyrics hit home just a bit. Good to know this album is going to be so varied, not all same-y sounding, and that its actually SAYING SOMETHING!!
related Illogic "Let's Go"
Old Money "Chick Pea Jenga": This is the soundtrack to Modern Marvels, a collection of pictures that OM has accumulated of some of "the most interesting/inspiring/(insert another positive adjective here) young people in NYC". Check out the ill slideshow here.
Here's the new mixtape from the Queen of the DMV, RAtheMC. Judah is all over this on eth boards, and it features a dope line-up of MCs, from Wordsmith and Donny Goines to Fresh Daily & Fred Knuxx. Don't sleep!
Shouts to the homey Deal The Villain; I've been posting his Villainous Volume Radio episodes since they came to fruition, and he ended up hooking a special Black History Month episode for your's truly, which you can grab here. Deal is joined by Brokn.Englsh's Cion Burris for a special session, featuring some of the finest Hip-Hop gems out there, as well as my hurt drop at the beginning. This is more real talk than some of the other shows you might've heard from this crew, which is definitely what I'm about right about now. Enjoy it!
And yes, Villainous Volume Radio Episode 5 is still over on Potholes In My Blog; go check it out as well!
EDIT Here's a bit of news on Brokn.Englsh and related ish...
- They've finished recording The Drawing Board, an album produced entirely by DefDom. Look for more info on that in the near future.
- BE will be performing LIVE up at Sullivan Hall in NY on Thursday, Feb. 25th, with Black Dragon, DXA, Emilio Rojas, Don Cerino, Crimson & CP; BE will be going on at 9PM sharp.
- The World Class Wrecking Crew joints are now monthly things that will hit on the first Monday of each month. Keep it locked.
DOOM "Cellz": I'm dropping this cut for two reasons: one, I don't see a lot of people picking up on it, and two, I love how Daniel Dumile drops those crazy found sounds from whatever random white guy audio source he finds his clips. This beat has that Blaxploitation vibe to it, and
MF Villain goes for his, as per usual. If the rest of the album sounds more like this, he might have a winner.
Oh, and for what it's worth, I'm not really feeling DOOM over "Lightworks". Too much going on in the beat to have his scatterbrained lyricism ruining it. Props to Shake for leaking it, though.
related MF Doom "That's That"
You know how I said I rarely leave the crib, aside from work? Well, this weekend we took a trip to Philly to celebrate one of the crumbsnatcher's birthdays (love you, Tika!); as we were leaving one spot, I noticed the Punch Out pic of Mike Tyson, and grabbed the flyer, and as amazed: videos games + Hip-Hop x children's charity? Mega win! Reef The Lost Cauze, Hustle Simmons and more. All for 10 bones!?!? Hit up www.ChildsPlayCharity.org for more details on the cause, and if you are in the Philly area, go check this event out.
I dropped "Step Back" about two weeks ago, and awoke to the album it was placed on, Chicks & Snares. In Sean Wyze's words, "the concept for this album follows the life of a rapper dealing with women issues/problems as well as the musical 9 to 5"; sounds about right.
1. Shes a Woman prod. by YOurz Truly
2. Breakout Music Prod by 1987
3. Crushin' Prod by Sincere
4. New Beginning Prod by MK-88
5. Love Concept #1/Slow it down Prod by Jansport J
6. Flavor Check Prod by Josh G
7. Step Back/Jump Jump Prod by Jansport J
8. All night Dreams. Prod by J Dilla
9. In the streets/ phoolish song Prod By J Dilla
10. Stay after Prod By J Dilla
11. Low Down Prod By YOurz Truly
12. 2 minus 1 Prod By Jansport J
13. Black is free 09 memo Prod By AVI
14. The Wyze Show Prod By Sincere
15. Price is Right(pick up ya life) Prod by Jansport J
Start your Monday off right!
RUKUS & Soulbrotha "I'm Nigerian" (prod. by Kid Konnect): I think I heard an unmixed version of this a while ago; props to the Nigerians out there. RUK and SB flipped Weezy's "tougher than Nigerian hair" line and made it an anthem for Nigerian brothas and sistas out there. STAND UP!
Via The Beautiful Struggle.
Jennifer Lopez "Hooked On You" (prod. by Rodney Jerkins): Any excuse to post a picture of one of the most beautifullest females in the game always works for me, even if I'm not a fan of her actual singing voice. This sounds like something to get the dancefloors going, in the vein of Danity Kane/Britney Spears, etc., so you know what that (should/better) mean: J.Lo shakin' that ass in the video!
Now all she needs to do is dump the gecko...
Big ups (again) go out to YK2Daily.
Day 26 "Put It On Her": Here's Day 26 making their "A Milli". I could see this working, but what DOESN'T work for me is... them. I've been watching MTB4, and keep up with the new season, and their style is just ridiculous. They are on that scarf shit, but the dude Robert's faux-hawk needs to be clipped, early. In the end, these niggas is straight Fruitopia.
Their untitled sophmore LP is set to drop in April?
MP3 via YK2Daily; pic via YBF.
No, I didn't write this, but if you dig Dillz, check out where he'll be on his 40-city tour:
Kosha Dillz does not stop. neither do his friends. His latest creation in "Freestyle vs Written" with C-Rayz Walz (released on the Modular Moods/Shemspeed label) proved to introduce his face in a genre that might not have been ready for the abnormal culture clash. Need not too worry.
After receiving countless press from the success including LA WEEKLY, Boston Herald, SPIN magazine, URB Mag and appearances with people from Matisyahu to Aesop Rock in the past year, he has decided to take his show on the road for 2 months in over 40 cities, with dates still being added, in places from the peaks of Aspen Colorado all the way to SXSW Austin Texas.
With DIY attitude that you can only count on your friends, he is fortunate enough to be accompanied by recent MTVU star Yak Ballz from March on. Flex Mathews of DC has joined him until the end of February and Roebus One of NJ and Derill Pounds of Oshkosh Wisconsin will surely round off an already diverse line up of style and origin.
The Rapperfriends Show will help promote the release of Kosha Dillz' Freestyle vs Written and his upcoming sample free project with Belief, entitled Beverly Dillz.
The introduction of "Rapperfriends" creates new crowds of people at events and theatres around the country from unifiying artists in uncommon bonds, and invites people from all walks of life for a night of fun dance and adventure.
CHECK OUT ALL THESE FANCY DATES BELOW:
Feb 22 2009 9:00P
Reggies Music Joint w/ Rum Punch and Flex Mathews CHICAGO, Illinois
Feb 24 2009 9:00P
Reptile Palace Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Feb 26 2009 9:00P
The Box Awesome Lincoln, Nebraska
Feb 27 2009 9:00P
Dinkytowner w/ Parallax Minneapolis, Minnesota
Feb 28 2009 9:00P
Jewlicious Festival Long beach, California
Mar 1 2009 12:00P
Jewlcious Festival Long beach, California
Mar 1 2009 11:00P
Dinkytowner Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 2 2009 9:00P
Riot Room Kansas City, Missouri
Mar 3 2009 9:00P
union station colorado springs, Colorado
Mar 5 2009 8:00P
three20south w/yo mamas big fat booty breckenridge, Colorado
Mar 7 2009 8:00P
Belly up w/ De La Soul Aspen, Colorado
Mar 8 2009 9:00P
UPROK RECORDS slc, Idaho
Mar 9 2009 8:00P
the bouquet boisie, Idaho
Mar 10 2009 8:00P
The Martini Bar Bend
Mar 11 2009 8:00P
Triangle Inn Salem, Oregon
Mar 12 2009 8:00P
Speakeasy Lounge w/ Animal Farm Eugene, Oregon
Mar 17 2009 9:00P
Zeppelin's El Paso, Texas
Mar 18 2009 8:00P
SXSW March 18-22 Austin, Texas
Mar 26 2009 8:00P
box awesome lincoln, Nebraska
Mar 28 2009 8:00P
highbury pub Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mar 29 2009 8:00P
dinkytowner (again!) Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 31 2009 9:00P
vaudeville mews Des Moines, Iowa
Apr 1 2009 9:00P
Yacht Club (gza after party) Iowa City, Iowa
Apr 2 2009 9:00P
The Bassment St Louis, Missouri
Apr 3 2009 8:00P
Abbey Pub Chicago, Illinois
Apr 4 2009 9 pm
Reptil Palace Oshkosh Wisconsin
April 5 2009 9 pm
Bar 3 Rockford Illinois
April 6 2009
Columbus Ohio TBA
April 7 2009
Shadow Lounge Pittsburgh PA
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I suggest you checking dude out if he touches down in your town. This starts tonight in Chi-town, check that.
Suave The Ape "The Planet Falls": Hot on the heels of The Ape Still Remains, Suave hit me with this cut to leak from his forthcoming Planet Of The Apes tape. Dude is putting in work at Ape Island, and judging by the love The Ape Still Remains got, heads are checking for him.
Speaking of The Ape Still Remains, the previous download link I sent out is dead, but Suave hooked up a brand new link, so update your sites if need be.
EDIT here's another link, just in case the rest of the links aren't working.
Kosha Dillz "Dillywonka": Did you know that the sampler for Kosha Dillz' Beverly Dillz has touched down? You do now. Did you know I bought "Two Can Win" as a ringtone on my Virgin Mobile phone? You do now. Did you know that Willy Wonka is on ABC Family right now?
You do now.
related [rock the dub Interview]: Kosha Dillz
Trina "Blame It Freestyle": Splash has uploaded two freestyles from Weezy's ex. The only person who might seriously be wanting to check her rhymes is Danyel Smith; I imagine the rest of you are just trying to see how the booty work.
That Auto Tune on her vocal in this freestyle doesn't really appeal to me; that "Blame It" beat is my SHIT, though.
Bonus Beats Trina "Stanky Leg Freestyle"
I told you guys that PreZZure was going to drop The Twitter Project on Feb. 22nd, right? Looks like he was so anxious, he threw it online today. It's all instrumental, and fire-hot - I imagine some of you MCs will start devouring these beats on first listen. Keep us in the loop.
MF Doom "That's That":Here's a track from DOOM's forthcoming Born Like This album. I highly recommend it, especially for you Friday night smokers who just got off work, and are two seconds from hitting that Michael Phelps.
I dunno how they do it, but props go to OnSMASH. HipHopDX has more news, and a tracklist, for you freaks.
- Dr. Dre ft. T.I. "Shit Popped Off"
- 50 Cent ft. R. Kelly "Do What It Do" (No DJ)
- Raekwon "Heat Rocks" (prod. by DJ Absolut)
- Lil' Wayne "February 18th"
- N.O.R.E. ft. Tru Life "Get It In"
- Soulja Boy ft. Lil' Wayne, Jim Jones, Maino & Jadakiss "Turn My Swag On (Remix)"
- Ron Browz ft. Busta Rhymes "I Promise"
- Rick Ross ft. Avery Storm "On Top Of The World" [Bonus Beats
Rick Ross "What Goes Around Comes Around"]
- Lloyd Banks "Officer Down"
- Young Buck "Did You Miss Me" [Bonus Beats "Let The Beat Rock" & "What Ever"]
- Young Jeezy "That Ain't It (Uhh Uhh)"
- Flo-Rida "Right Round"
- Lil' Mama ft. Fanny Pack "Truly In Love"
- Usher "Mayday" (prod. by Timbaland)
- Ciara ft. Justin Timberlake "Love And Sex And Magic" (prod. by Justin Timberlake)
- Dawn Robinson "Man Enough"
- Case ft. Bun B "I Can't (Remix)"
- Dre Allen "Girlfriend Material"
- Trey Songz "Brand New"
- Ruben Studdard "Together"
- Marina Chello "What's Done Is Done"
- Colin Munroe ft. 88-Keys "Last Cause (88-Keys Cause N' Effect Remix)"
- The Fray "Heartless"
- Mavado "A So You Move"
- DJ Deckstream ft. Mos Def "Life Is Good"
- Talib Kweli "My Favorite Song"
- RZA ft. The Black Knights & Thea Van Seijen "Killa Bee Till Ya Die"
- Termanology "Here In Liberty City" (prod. by Statik Selektah)
- Asher Roth "Silly Boy" (prod. by Don Cannon) [Bonus Beats Asher Roth ft. Chamillionaire "I Love College (Remix)"]
- Memphis Bleek ft. Tru Life "Can't Be Defined"
- Havoc ft. Prodigy "On A Mission"
- Joe Budden "Blood On The Wall" (prod. by MoSS) [Bonus Beats "In My Sleep" & "Get It In Freestyle"]
- Joell Ortiz "Bout My Money" (prod. by Needlz)
- Grafh "What Dey Call Me" (prod. by Fizzy Womack)
- Maino ft. Uncle Murda & Red Cafe "Murdergram '09" [Bonus Beats
Maino ft. Pleasure P "You Ain't (Nigga Like Me)"]
- Lil Flip "A Letter 2 The Industry" [Bonus Beats Lil Flip "Chopped N Screwed"]
- Lil' Keke ft. Ashley Williams, Young Redd, Yung Black, Billy Cook, Killa Kyleon & Lil' Boom "Slab Holiday (Remix)"
- DJ Paul "Just Like That" [clean \ dirty]
- Cormega "Maybach Music Freestyle (Full)"
- Sean Price, Cymarshall Law & Sha Stimuli "Street Life" (prod. by Cook Classics)
- Moxberg ft. Jadakiss & Max B "What The Game Made Me"
- Huey ft. Bobby Valentino "PaYow!"
- Sandman "Big Face Benny"
- Nino Bless "Tribute To Bone Thugs"
- Uncle Murda "Load Up Music"
- Duo Live "Give & Take"
- MC Hammer "I Go" (prod. by Lil' Jon)
- Big Sean "Million Dollars" (prod. by WrighTrax)
- Pacific Division "The Major"
- Naledge "I'm In Chicago Bitch"
- Chubb Rock & Wordsmith ft. Kimia Collins "Back In" (prod. by Strada)
- Che Grand ft. Colin Munroe "Too Much Too Soon"
- Theo & Ced Hughes "Class of 2009"
- Donny Goines "Where Amazing Happens" (prod. by 6th Sense)
- PreZZure ft. Miss Murder "The Matrix"
- S.O.U.L. Purpose & Fresh Daily "Keep Movin'"
- Cymarshall Law ft. Mary Lou "Luve Story" (prod. by Mr. Joeker)
- Señor Kaos "Check Your Mind"
- RAtheMC "Prom Queen"
- Illogic "Let's Go" (prod. by Ill Poetic)
- Rashid Hadee "End Of The Day"
- Buk "Please" (prod. by No ID)
- Mista Raja ft. Sheek Louch & Bully "We Don't Play That" [clean \ dirty]
- Juice ft. Drumma Boy & Rich Boy "Say Money" (No DJ)
- Solomon Childs "What You Used To Be" (prod. by Chris Styles) [Bonus Beats Beyonce ft. Solomon Childs "Halo (Remix)"]
- Suga Suga ft. OJ Da Juiceman "Benjamin Franklin" [clean \ dirty]
- OJ Da Juiceman ft. Cam'ron & Gucci Mane "Make Da Trap Say Ay! (Remix)" [clean \ dirty]
- Jigg ft. Rick James "Superfreak" [clean \ dirty]
- Tone Tone ft. Gorilla Zoe, Blood Raw & Ace Hood "Jockin' (Remix)"
- Jay Rock ft. The Game, Gorilla Zoe & Busta Rhymes "All My Life"
- Jo Well "Get Money Freestyle"
- Panama "Porn Tape" (prod. by Metaphysic)
- Sean Wyze "Step Back" (prod. by Jansport J)
- KUZ "High Life" (prod. by Scoob)
- Speech Debelle "The Key"
- Hellz Yea! "Talk My Slang" [Bonus Beats Hellz Yea! "That Music"]
- Full Crate ft. Mar "She Was Fly"
- Jim Jones, Freekey Zeekey & Lil' Wayne "That Girl (The Amps? Remix)"
- The Metermaids "Nightlife (ancient times remix)"
- Mistabishi "Printer Jam"
- Robert Logan "Accurate Spit Boy" [Bonus Beats Robert Logan "Pigs"]
- DJ Whutevva Presents New Joints For Dummies
- DJ Woogie x Cookin Soul x ThisIs50.com 90's & My Heart's Broken
- R.O.E. Hip Hop Love Songs
- Nato Caliph Power EP
- Excess Bangers 13: Gene Splice Season!!!
- Dub MD & Spectacula Unexclusively Exclusive
- Shonie The A&R's Cheat Sheet: R&B Edition Vol. 1
- Villainous Volume Radio, Episode 4
- Suave The Ape The Ape Still Remains
- D. Julien The Experiment
When is NWA getting back together?
Ice Cube ft. Dr. Dre & MC Ren "Hello"
Have a good weekend. Mr. Bitches coming soon!