Saturday, February 14, 2009

[video] LIVE At The Khyber (2/13/2009)

Heltah Skeltah

Cymarshall Law

The Silent Law (aka Silent Knight & Cymarshall Law)

Silent Law FINALE

Silent Knight

Illogic "Let's Go"

Illogic "Let's Go" (prod. by Ill Poetic): Illogic's Diabolical Fun drops on March 24th on Weightless, and I was lucky enough to get this hype cut produced by Ill P. Seriously, this one bangs straight out the gate. I love that breakdown in it, too. I can only imagine how the entire LP will be sounding!

Shouts to Hadijah @ Tygereye for this one!

Donny Goines "Where Amazing Happens"

Donny Goines "Where Amazing Happens" (prod. by 6th Sense): Here's a quick track that Goines and 6th kicked up for the All-Star Weekend. Go Devin Harris! And I think I still got Dwight Howard for the Dunk Contest...

related [rock the dub Interview]: 6th Sense

[video] Marsha Ambrosius "Valentine's Day Song"

Bonus Beats Marsha Ambrosius Yours Truly (untagged)

[video] MIMS "Move (If You Wanna)"

Cymarshall Law ft. Mary Lou "Luve Story"

Cymarshall Law ft. Mary Lou "Luve Story" (prod. by Mr. Joeker): The Valentine's Day leaks continue! Here's a new cut from the homey Cy, via MAC Media.

Pish Posh Indoor Storm

I don't normally like to rip and upload full CDs to the 'Net. Some shit, though? I feel like if I don't do it, who will? And really, some releases need to be unearthed to the masses.

Pish Posh, aka DJ Wally, is someone I like to consider an influence in my life. Even though I've not dealt with him too in depth, I did interview him last year, and have been a fan of his ever since I copped Genetic Flaw back in high school. When he started to move more in-depth with the Drum & Bass/Jungle side of his production, it was essentially seeing pure American DnB coming together. For the longest, any DnB played stateside was from the UK (essentially how it must've been in the UK when Hip-Hop was born). Wally was at the forefront of that brutal NYC flavored DnB, and I got to chart its progress with each release. First came Up Jumps Tha Boogie, which was released on Rawkus' Raw.kuts imprint (which both Wally and DJ Seen were super-instrumental in bringing to life). The sound on this one was more of the "Jump Up" sound that had the heavy Hip-Hop flair to it, which was definitely sick for that time (it also contained the massive "Corrupt Cops", which has since been remixed by Evol Intent, and was heavily instrumental in solidifying Evol Intent's G).

Now, I bring all of that up to speak on Indoor Storm, which I believe was the last release of any kind on Raw.kuts. This comes 3 years after Up Jumps, and in that time, not only has the geographical reach of DnB production opened up, but the sound had gone through so many permutations, sub-genres seemingly popped up every few months. While artists like Hive, UFO!, JuJu and others were flying the flag for Drum & Bass in America (among a host of others), Pish Posh, DJ Seen and Chris Thomas were still my favorites, joining up to become the Burner Brothers. This CD was essentially Pish Posh's call to arms, his defining DnB statement, and a supreme showcase of that hard-hitting, New York City bred Drum & Bass pressure. You got a taste of their flex with "The Offlanders", as well as the third edition of Seen & Wally's "Monsta" series. This CD has that dancefloor bounce, the hazy, dark textures of the post-Techstep era, and carries that pulsating swagger about it that kept many a club rockin' when either of these 3 touched down. Plus, MC Posi-D's MC hosting duties add just the right touch of the "live" feel to this disc - he does what good DnB MCs do: he chats when needed, and keeps it quiet as well.

Recommends "The Offlanders", "HP 52", "The Monsta, v.03" & "Cosmos"

I say all of this for two reasons: back around Valentine's Day 2001, this CD dropped, and I was going through some shit. I literally hopped on a train from Trenton to Philly and plunked down $16 for this disc, came home, hit the peace pipe a taste and got to escape the duldrums of life for an hour... the other reason is, the Burner Brothers have some ish coming out on Subsonik Sound like next month, and I'm trying to get into that mindframe to knock out some writtens for them. They have even more than that dropping, but we'll keep that on the low until the time is right.

DOWNLOAD Pish Posh Indoor Storm

Bonus Beats Reflection Eternal "Fortified Live (Pish Posh Remix)"

R.O.E. Hip Hop Love Songs

Here's a quick EP from the homey R.O.E., collecting a host of, well, Hip-Hop love songs, or tracks that just deal with females. Some really heartfelt cuts on this one; "So Brand New" is a favorite, as is that live rendition of "Sweet Love". Not only is this pure Hip-Hop, its good music you could play for your momma. Or your sweetie. Enjoy.

Señor Kaos "Check Your Mind"

Señor Kaos "Check Your Mind": The boy Kaos has this billed as the official Anti-Valentine's Day song; I know not everyone has a tasty to snuggle up with on V-Day. So sorry. Bump this one LOUD into your shot glass.

DJ Woogie x Cookin Soul x 90's & My Heart's Broken

Happy Valentine's Day from DJ Woogie, Cookin' Soul and! You've seen the trailer, now you can grab it. Take a trip back down memory lane with these classic 90's bangers, now with 100% more 50 Cent!

J Dilla "One Won't Do"

J Dilla "One Won't Do": One won't do it, two is not enough for me, no.

Bonus Beats J Dilla "Two Can Win"

[video] Full Crate ft. Mar "She Was Fly"

Bonus Beats Full Crate ft. Mar "She Was Fly"

Friday, February 13, 2009

Che Grand ft. Colin Munroe "Too Much Too Soon"

Che Grand ft. Colin Munroe "Too Much Too Soon":Wow, I'm never expecting when Che just randomly leaks shit. He dropped this for Valentine's Day, and it has a great story within.

PS this IS off of Everything Good's Ugly.

Mistabishi "Printer Jam"

Mistabishi "Printer Jam": Creativity - that's what I like in my Drum & Bass. Taken from his album Drop (which is in stores Feb. 23rd), this track plays off its title in two ways: its the sounds of a printer jamming turned into a jam featuring printer sounds. No, the whole LP doesn't sound like this, but its good to see a cat who I only knew as a poster on Dogs On Acid elevating his craft to put out an LP with an imprint like Hospital.

[video] Lil' Mama ft. Fanny Pack "Truly In Love"

Bonus Beats Lil' Mama ft. Fanny Pack "Truly In Love"

[video] NothergroundTV: Donuts Are Forever 3

Robert Logan "Accurate Spit Boy"

Robert Logan "Accurate Spit Boy": Here's some of that glitch-y eletronic funk for your Friday night debauchery. This is the title track from Logan's Accurate Spit Boy EP; he also has an album (Inscape) coming, I believe the date's in April.

Listening to this reminds me that I need more IDM in my life. Big up to Beccy for these!

Bonus Beats Robert Logan "Pigs"

[video] Speech Debelle "The Key"

Bonus Beats Speech Debelle "The Key"

DJ Whutevva Presents New Joints For Dummies

I'd give you some long drawn out intro on this, but you seriously just need to read the title of the tape, then download it. It's Gallic Wars, bitch!

Soulja Boy ft. Lil' Wayne, Jim Jones, Maino & Jadakiss "Turn My Swag On (Remix)"

Soulja Boy ft. Lil' Wayne, Jim Jones, Maino & Jadakiss "Turn My Swag On (Remix)": I saw a shitload of freestyles and "remixes" going around, but this is the official street remix of this latest Soulja Boy cut. I saw someone wonder why Soulja Boy don't just stay on that production shit - people always seem to hop on his beats. Well, that, and his "new verse" could've been left off of this one. Sorry.

LMFAO at Enigmatik's "don't get used to this". I know this pains him.

Friday The 13th Playlist (Feb. 2009)

I am ALL ABOUT this long weekend. Peep what I'll be blastin'...




I'm not the biggest Cypress Hill fan, but I always dug this track...

Cypress Hill ft. Barron Ricks "Tequila Sunrise"

Enjoy the long weekend... I know I will!

[video] Chrome Angels Trailer

[video] Maino "Predictions" Update Pt. 1

Do you guys remember Maino's "2009 Predictions" track? A few have come through... also looks like homey is getting his viral video on. Shouts to him:

previous Juan Epstein x Maino

[video] Trey Songz "Takes Time To Love"

Aubrey O'Day In Playboy

Aubrey O'Day's Playboy spread has hit the 'Net, and I'm not sure if these flicks are FTW or FTL. While she has a nice body, the looks on her face creep me out for no good reason. I also get creeped out, I got a feeling she has something.

Shouts to Shake for posting these, along with a nice .zip file of all the pics, in case these get yanked, early.

EDIT Complex asks "Which Aubrey Shoot Was Hotter?"

Jay Dee "Coastin'"

Jay Dee "Coastin'": Some shit just ain't fair.

Dubplate Digest Vol. 1: Q-BiK

I'd been wanting to do a DnB series over on my Drum & Bass blog (dubplate digest), but couldn't get anyone to commit. I happened into this shit-hot mix from Q-BiK, it had nowhere to go, so the birth of this series is upon us. Now, this mix is primed and ready for the DnB party - shit will sound like a party if you set the mood right...



Q-BiK - My House
Lazee - Matrix and Futurebound Remix
Xample and Lomax - Contra
SoM - Flawless - Sigma Rmx
Shy Fx - Bambaata Break Rmx
NuSense - Back At It
Dose and Menace - Pick Up
Brookes Bros - Lost Track
Sinichi Osawa - Star Guitar - Brookes Bros Rmx
Culture Shock - Kronix
ShockOne - Polygon
::Drumsound and SBS - Can You Feel It::
Commix - Satellite Type 2
DC Breaks - Hysteria
Q-BiK & Seeka - Let The Music
Brookes Bros - Someone
DC Breaks - Circus
Brookes Bros - Tear You Down

45 minutes of funk; hit up the OG post for details on Q-BiK, including where you can hear him LIVE today and tomorrow!

[video] G-Unit "I'll Be The Shooter"

[video] ?uestlove's Entrance at NoiseMakers with Peter Rosenberg

PMD also posted the first "bootleg" footage from this event - more to come! Shouts to the Soul Rebel for this one, though.

[video] Pimpin' Curly, Episode 2

related [video] Pimpin' Curly

Thursday, February 12, 2009

[video] Black Milk ft. Royce Da 5'9 "Losing Out"

[video] Termanology "Circulate (100 Bars)"

[video] DJ Woogie x 50 Cent x Cookin' Soul 90s & My Heart's Broken Trailer

"90´s & My Heart´s Broken" mixes 50 Cent gangsta raps with samples, breaks and songs that made our days and nights back then: TLC, Total, BlackStreet, Mary J Blige, Boyz II Men, Ginuwine, Zhane, Bell Biv Devoe, Mark Morrison just to name a few.

This tape is set to drop on on Valentine's Day. Props to Cookin' Soul for the heads up.

Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Vol. 67 (Hosted By Cymarshall Law)

The homey Cymarshall Law has been on a roll over the last couple of months, and looks like he is continuing on, this time hosting the latest Coast 2 Coast Mixtape. Enjoy this one!

[rock the dub Interview]: 6th Sense

Being in the position I'm in, I get to build with some talented individuals. While I've only spoken to 6th Sense a few times, I've followed his path for the last year or so, from his "Ignite The People Like Obama" to his slew of projects with Mick Boogie, his Notherground compadres and other, outside production/feature work. Dude is a talented artist, whether its on the mic or on the boards, and I'm privileged to bring you guys a peek into his head, how he got into the Hip-Hop scene and some forthcoming news to pique your interest...

khal: Let’s start from the beginning: how did you first get into Hip-Hop? What was that first track/tracks that had you open?

6th Sense: I got into Hip-Hop around the age of 9 or 10. My uncle's ex wife used to work at Elektra Records and she would send me promos all the time. There was a Beavis & Butthead compilation that had a horrible Run-DMC song on it called "Bounce", but I thought it was the most amazing shit ever. My first rhyme I ever wrote was a straight jack from DMC's verse on there. I grew up in Throggs Neck in the Bronx, and I used to play basketball in Castle Hill. I remember one day I didn't have a ride to the game, so my teammates from Soundview came all the way to Throggs Neck to pick me up. I remember being in the back seat hearing "cash rules everything around me/CREAM get the money, dolla dolla bill ya'll", and just being completely blown away. I think I had a double double that game.

Around that age, I then started going to a school called Manhattan Country School. It was a really small school, in fact Kelis went there. But the founders of the school were close with Dr. King's movement and all of the doctrines of the school were based on King's philosophies, including the multicultural makeup of the student body. I got exposed to Hip-Hop completely while going to school there. We would always listen to Biggie, Outkast, Nas and Jay-Z.

I also went to day camp in the summer at Bronx House, and we used to always be on the bus taking trips places and I had a boombox and would always be making mixtapes. Bad Boy was huge at the time, the whole New York scene was incredible. We would just play Hip-Hop all the time. I was always buying mixtapes from various spots.

khal: Everyone who first discovers Hip-Hop seems to try and get their hands dirty in many of the facets of the scene. Were you always rapping and producing, or did you dabble in graf/DJing/breaking as well?

6th Sense: Well, I did actually DJ for a while. I had traded in my video games at FuncoLand and saved up money and bought some direct-drive Gemini's. I would DJ some parties - this was back in like middle school, early high school, before I started really rapping. I used to buy records all the time, buying 12"s was the shit. Fat Beats, Rock N Soul; there was this one spot near Metropolitan Circle in the Bronx that was incredible. I know I got some of those records still lying around, I think I've given a lot away to the DJs that spun for me over the years.

khal: I imagine you are trained in more than the art of sampling and beat machines – did you have any formal musical instrument training? If so, is that something that you take into your productions today?

6th Sense: I don't rely too heavily on sampling. If I do sample, I'm sampling in a different fashion then most producers. My uncle is a drummer, so growing up I always had a toy drum set to bang out on, and I would always go to my uncle's house to jam with him. My pops was a keys player and a songwriter in the 70s, and my mom grew up playing classical piano, so growing up, I had some piano lessons here and there. But in the last two-three years since I really started getting serious into producing again, I've been able to combine all my musical training and studying into my music.

khal: When did you realize that you were doing more than just playing around with sounds, and actually making tracks that would have more of a mass appeal?

6th Sense: Ya know, I don't really think about it too much. I can remember maybe a year and a half ago we did a show, it was me, Wildabeast and Jelani, that's all the fam right there. There wasn't too many people really, maybe there were 30 people, if that. And when the show got to the end, it hit me that every beat we rocked that night was mine, and it sounded good. I told Will and Jelani that after the show and they smiled.

khal: How did Notherground get started? How large is that collective?

6th Sense: Notherground got started because it described the sound, the lane. Wildabeast said we're not underground, we're on another ground. And I agreed with him. At the same token, Notherground is JUST getting started. The Notherground collective is very large, and it's only going to get larger.

khal: It’d be an understatement to say that your name has gotten large over the last few years; you’ve been affiliated with some big projects, for companies like Nike and VH1, as well as having your name drop on the cream of the crop of the ‘Net’s Hip-Hop community, as well as offline. What would you say is the reason for this: your grind or the quality of the music?

6th Sense: I'll say both. Don't get it twisted though, things don't happen just ‘cause I grind. The quality of music is there, and because I grind, it all happens. I try to not to put a lot of weight into it though, I'm always pleased, never satisfied. When you say Nike & VH1, I say Mick Boogie.

khal: What would you say have been some of your favorite projects from the last year or so?

6th Sense: I hear from a lot of people that the first mixtape I did with Mick Boogie, Go For It, is a classic. I like that mixtape, the overall "put-togetherness" of it is ill. I even got Peter Rosenberg "interviewing" me throughout it. Jelani's free album he dropped (Wait, You Can Rap?!?!) is one of my favorites. I put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into that album; that album is dope. All the work I did on Mick Boogie's The Honor Roll, I enjoyed. I got about 7 more projects lined up for 2009 so far. It's going to be a crazy year.

khal: Speaking of these projects – how do you work on them? Is it a situation where you have beats that fit into the DJ/organizer’s vision, or do you custom-make music for these projects?

6th Sense: Depends, I'd be inclined to say it's moreso the latter. Mick Boogie comes with the vision, although we do bounce tons of ideas back and forth. I think that's why we work well together.

khal: Recently, your It’s A 6th Sense Beat Yo! mixtape dropped, featuring a slew of your instrumental tracks. Why did you choose to put out an instrumental project as opposed to getting MCs to rap on your tracks?

6th Sense: Well, all of these instrumentals already did have MCs rapping on them, including myself. I just wanted to drop it so people can see I've been putting in work on the boards and that they can expect a whole lot more in the present and future. Not knocking any producers out there that get MCs to rap on their tracks and then put out a project, because I think that's dope as hell.

khal: Do you have any plans to get a major deal?

6th Sense: Next question.

khal: What’s in store for you in the next couple of months?

6th Sense: 6th Sense & Wildabeast are... Both Nice the album. Beats, beats, beats. Outasight's "From Here To Eternity." The Kid Daytona's "Come Fly With Me", "Daytona 500," "The Flor De Cana Sessions." I'm mixing Jet Audio's "Stand Alone Complex." More music with Mick Boogie. Talib said he was workin’ on some Idle Warship stuff to my beats. Working with a LOT of dope artists, I can't wait. Production for pop UK artists. A handful of guest verse collabos. The SXSW festival. I got some big things ‘bout to happen for real, can't let the cat out the bag yet though.

khal: Are there any artists out there who you would like to get in the studio with?

6th Sense: Yeah a ton. But there's also a lot of producers I want to get in the studio with. That statement'll make more sense soon enough.

khal: I personally know you’re into sports; do you think your Celtics will grab that championship ring again this year?

6th Sense: I have no idea. I'll say two things. One, it's going to be hard for anyone else to get the ring this year if a man named Kevin Garnett is playing on the court. Two, I am so happy that I have the presence of mind on a weekday night to go, "oh the Knicks are playing, lemme turn the game on". D'Antoni got NY excited again, and while they're not exceptionally winning, they're at least very exciting to watch. They're gel-ing, and soon enough they'll hopefully be a contender in the East.

khal: Do you have any live performances lined up?

6th Sense: I'll be controlling the music for Outasight's performance at the Blender Theater on Feb 16th. I believe Fresh Daily and Oddisee are also performing. I just got word that we're trying to set up a "It's A 6th Sense Beat Yo!!" party out in LA for the end of the month. I'll also be at SXSW DJing for Outasight, and performing with Mike Maven. I also have some summer tour plans, but I can't say anything as of yet.

khal: Do you have any shout outs or final thoughts before we wrap this up?

6th Sense: I'm not trying to be somebody. I'm trying to do something. It's a 6th Sense beat yo!! Peace out!! Goodnight!!

I'd like to thank 6th Sense for taking the time out to rap with me. Make sure you check him out on MySpace, and keep it locked to the Notherground blog.

J Dilla "In The Streets"

J Dilla "In The Streets": Oooh...

Bonus Beats DealDyaleks "Whoa... PAUSE!"

Juan Epstein x Maino

Hot on the heels of the Paul Mooney episode, Juan Epstein comes back a week later with a new ep, featuring Mr. "Hi Hater" himself, Maino. Dude has a good personality, and has been through that real life. Word is this one gets very real, but that's what makes Juan Ep what it is. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

DJ Green Lantern & Jadakiss Kiss My Ass: The Champ Is Here Pt. 2

This is the tape you've been waiting for; it was supposed to drop on Feb. 10th, but just dropped a few minutes ago over on Green Lantern's blog. You should already know the fire involved in this one; grab this mixtape now!

I imagine that direct link is going to get hammered; I'll throw up a sharebee link if I see it wylin' out here's a sharebee mirror.

Bonus Beats Here's 'Kiss freestyling on Shade45:

[video] The Ting Tings "We Walk"

[video] Jennifer Hudson "If This Isn't Love"

[video] Evidence "For Whom The Bell Tolls"

Featuring Phonte, Blu &

Sugar Tongue Slim "I Love Hip-Hop"

Sugar Tongue Slim "I Love Hip-Hop": Here's a exclusive, with Sugar Tongue Slim going in over Asher Roth's "I Love College". STS says he's down in the A working on Demand More 2, and decided to hit Z with some fire. Enjoy it!

[video] Havoc "Heart Of The Grind"

[video] Bangladesh "Ike Turner"

Featuring Big Fraze, Tom Foolery & Muffy:

Cymarshall Law Cyology 3: The Freedom Writer

Here's that new Cymarshall Law mixtape, mixed by DJ GI Joe. Don't sleep.

Rhymefest "Exodus 5.1"

Rhymefest "Exodus 5.1" (prod. by Animal House): This is the kind of Hip-Hop I fiend for on the daily. 'Fest goes in on this one, and its not on some pseudo-intellectual bullshit - its just real life. Dude has a lot of emotion in his bars...

Catch this on Fake Shore Drive's FSD Presents: The Chicagorilla Ape Tape Vol. 1, as well as Rhymefest's The Manual mixtape.

Props to Fake Shore Drive for this one.

Busta Rhymes ft. T.I. & Akon "Number One"

Busta Rhymes ft. T.I. & Akon "Number One": That chorus from Akon sounds like they want to get this one in the NBA Playoffs, or during the Olympics or some shit. Sadly, it'd be the only thing rockin' during the telecast(s). I'm diggin' the verses, but this beat is falling into that "anthemic" shit that I'm just not that into right now.


Bonus Beats Twista ft. Busta Rhymes "Billionaire" [via OnSMASH]

DivaSpeakTV: Episode 42

Bonus Beats Amanda Diva "Rebels" [via h.e.r.]

J Dilla "Nothing Like This"

J Dilla "Nothing Like This": All I need in my life is...

there is nothing like this...

[video] Raphael Saadiq "100 Yard Dash" LIVE

Here's Saadiq performing his new banger on Jay Leno:

related [video] Raphael Saadiq "100 Yard Dash"

[video] Juelz Santana ft. Skull Gang "Body Like A Maserati"

[video] Lil' Wayne On Around The Horn

Is Lil' Wayne smart? I watched this and was actually astonished with how articulate Weezy comes off, which means one of two things: the nigga is one of those eccentrics out there, or he has a helluva ghostwriter over there at ESPN:

I had to chuckle at his thoughts on A-Roid; how can he sit there and question the kids impression, when this nigga is a syrup sipper himself? Fuck outta here!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

[video] Lil' Cease "Letter To Big"

[video] Ludacris ft. Plies "Nasty Girl"

Yung Joc ft. Nitti & Slim "Wham"

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

Bonus Beats Yung Joc ft. Nitti "Damn"

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

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

[video] A YO MA!

Dating site for them hood niggas you know:

[video] The-Dream "Rockin That Thang"

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

Muja Messiah ft. Graph Nobel "Swing First"

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

[video] Transformers: Rise Of The Fallen Trailer

Why yes, this is a video game:

[video] Robin Thicke "Dreamworld"

[video] CNN "Rotate"

Featuring Busta Rhymes & Ron Browz:

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

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


Rich Boy "Hata"

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

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

[video] World Class Wrecking Crew "Guillotine" LIVE

This fearsome quintet performs their banger "Guillotine" LIVE:

Small Eyez ft. Antonio Dye "Wait A Minute"

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

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

J Dilla "Lightworks"

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

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

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

Jaylib Live 2004

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

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

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

Monday, February 09, 2009

Jadakiss "Letter To Big (Green Lantern Remix)"

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

Via Nah Right.

Chris Brown Chris Jericho'd Rihanna?!

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

EDIT Looks like C Brown turned himself into the cops.

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

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

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


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

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

[video] Strong Arm Steady "Black History"

Featuring Chace Infinite, Planet Asia & Affion Crockett:

Props to Tunji.

[video] Tyga "La La La Boom"

Villainous Volume Radio, Episode 3

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

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

Raekwon ft. Maino "Realer"

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

Via BGDB, by way of OnSMASH.

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

[video] Asher Roth "I Love College"

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

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

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

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

Take It Personal #6

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

Jay Dee "Flyyyyy"

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

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

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

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

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

Here is Tip's Grammy performance with Justin Timberlake:

Sunday, February 08, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

Proof "Da Science"

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

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

Jaylib "The Red"

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

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