Archive for 02/01/2009 - 03/01/2009

WearYourCity: New Designs

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Just giving you guys a heads up: the good folks over at have some new designs poppin', including the above, Tarheel-flavored T, which is a WYC exclusive. Good prices (esp. if you cop in bulk), great fit and a host of customizable designs. I'll have to snap flick of me in the flavorful tee they hooked up for me.

I also got word that ALL designs are now available on hoodies as well... so head on over to, and tell'em khal sent ya!

previous [rock the dub Interview]: WearYourCity

[video] Drect x Cam'ron

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Perpetuum, you're right: Drect's Cam is on point!

Cassie ft. Diddy "Must Be Love"


Cassie ft. Diddy "Must Be Love": I hate when I totally sleep on videos of tracks being made. I saw this video, showing Diddy & Cassie mixing this very track, and didn't even peep it. I spend my Saturday morning playing catch-up on things I didn't grab during the week, and I'm floored. I figured this was gonna be on that "Pop International Club" shit that Diddy has been on, judging from the snippets we've heard of Last Train To Paris, but nah, this is a seductive, somber groove. Almost brings a tear to my eye; I'm definitely ridin' with this one. She's not a great singer, but she knows how to coast over the right groove. For some reason, this is taking me back to the mid-to-late '90s R&B - Total, all that. Who knows. Fuck with this one, though. Definitely makes me remember why I used to love Bad Boy.

Bonus Beats Cassie "Must Be Love (instrumental)": I think this track needs a better MC on it. Someone do this beat JUSTICE!

Icadon "Cock Back (Dump A Clip)"

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Icadon "Cock Back (Dump A Clip)" (prod. by Bink & Rockwilder): Oh yes, Ic is still throwing out tunes. You should definitely remember this one, but if this is your first time, get ready for that Ro-bo-tic LP. Bink AND Rockwilder on a beat?!?! You already KNOW!

[video] Fat Joe ft. Akon "One"

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Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 (J.O.S.E. 2) got pushed back to May 19th. They probably want this track to get some more burn. Or make about 4 more of these.

[video] Joe Budden "In My Sleep"

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[video] BDK: The Big Daddy Kane Story

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Here's Scion's full 16-minute documentary on the don:

The Il Experiment

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Check Joulz Il explaining this experiment he and Entity Starr have going on:

Essentially, what they are asking YOU to do is download some free music (sendspace link HERE); then send them some critiques. What do you like/dislike, what do you think would work on an album or what have you. Basically, is this music hot or not? It's a pretty genuine way of doing things - artists looking for honesty from the public.

You can hit up Joulz on twitter, MySpace or send an e-mail to with your honest opinion. It's that simple.

Expect a 2nd interview with Joulz Il INRE this project and other things this South Dallas lyricist has in the pipeline.

EDIT The Il Experiment Part 2

[video] Boo Boo TV Presents Brooke's Sex Tape


Definitely NSFW; homegirl looks like a gorilla. The only reason to even watch this is because of Curly:

[video] Pussycat Dolls "Jai Ho"

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[video] John Forte "Runnin' Up That Wall"

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HipHopDX Presents The CNN Channel 10 Mixtape

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HipHopDX comes correct with a fresh mixtape from DJ EFN, DJ L-Gee and Dee Jay K-N-S, throwing together a massive mixtape to help promote the forthcoming Channel 10 LP from Capone-N-Noreaga.

Friday The 13th Playlist (March 2009)

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Definitely on my grind - doesn't get any easier...




I was going to post a video here, but Alex at Killer Bee Promotions hit me with this OPEN INVITE to Raekwon's video shoot, for "Wu Ooh" (which is actually called "New Wu" on this flyer), but if you want to come out to the Player's Club of The Bronx on the 23rd and 24th of March (happy birthday Clayton!), you can be in the video!

Hopefully you can come out and support! OB4CL2 coming soon! I'm out... for now!

Whygee & Sunken State "Black Superheroes"

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Whygee & Sunken State "Black Superheroes" (prod. by Nigel One): Wow. This jazzy headnodder is taken from the forthcoming Suicide Watch 2 project that will be dropping digitally in the near future. Whygee & Sunken State already ripped The Suicide Watch EP (which is set to be re-released, digitally, on RTD Records), and are hard at work on parts 2 and 3. From what I understand, Kid Hum isn't the sole producer, but with cats like Nigel One keep supplying these niggas with heat like this, all is VERY well!

Colorado rockin'!

[video] Dwele "Subscribe To My Imagination"

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This track title = the perfect tagline to a blog or project.

Suave The Ape "Peace To The Planet Ape"

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Suave The Ape "Peace To The Planet Ape": Can you tell that Planet Of The Apes is done? Suave has steadily hit me with cuts from this tape, and I've been thoroughly enjoying all of it. I can't wait until I have the whole thing in sequenced order, so I can pop some popcorn and enjoy the movie!

I also just got word on the Ape Phone that Suave and J. Rocwell have linked up again - hopefully full details on that will emerge on APE TV this weekend.

Bonus Beats Suave The Ape "My Participation APEamation"

Icadon ft. Rockwilder "Married 2 The Game"

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Icadon ft. Rockwilder "Married 2 The Game" (prod. by Rockwilder): Ic and Rockwilder got a real sick chemistry with each other - this week they've been leaking mad tracks, and the whole lot of them been fire. Why you sleepin'?

Sha Cronz ft. Raekwon "Untitled"

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Sha Cronz ft. Raekwon "Untitled": Does Raekwon sleep? His grind for OB4CL2 is superb. Here's a preliminary version of a Sha Cronz track; word is that both Ghostface and Method Man will be hopping on this, so that final version should be CRAZY!

Big up to Alex, as per usual.

Botchmania 70

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[video] Britney Spears "If U Seek Amy"

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Big Pooh Delightful Bars Cover+Tracklist(s)

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Big Pooh's forthcoming The Delightful Bars street-LP will be coming very soon. It's dropping in 4 different versions, each different in its own way, and having some fresh sexy cover with it. Here's the "North American Pie" version, which drops on April 21st:

1.) North American Pie Intro
2.) The Comeback (produced by Khrysis)
3.) Its A Go f/Torae (produced by Dae One)
4.) Nothing Less f/Ab Soul, Jay Rock & K Dot (produced by Young RJ)
5.) C.O.D. (produced by Mickey Free)
6.) Move f/ Darien Brockington (produced by Phonix)
7.) Something Like Stars f/ Big Treal (produced by Jake One)
8.) Step Up (produced by D.R.)
9.) Reality Check f/ Big Dho, D. Black & Mykestro (produced by Khrysis)
10.) Problems f/ Jozeemo (produced by Illmind)
12.) Roll Call f/ Jozeemo, Chaundon & Joe Scudda (produced by The Co-Op)
13.) The Life f/ Mushinah (produced by Khrysis)
14.) Rearview Mirror (produced by 9th Wonder)

Here's the cover for the "Belgian Chocolate" version:

And, finally, here's the tracklist for the iTunes-exclusive "Candy Apple" version, which drops on March 21st:

1.) Intro
2.) The Release (produced by Illmind)
3.) Power f/ O. Dash (produced by Khrysis)
4.) The Comeback (produced by Khrysis)
5.) Radio (produced by OhNo)
6.) Hands Up f/ Chaundon and Roc C (produced by Khrysis)
7.) On The Real f/ Jozeemo and E. Ness (produced by Khrysis)
8.) Nothing Less f/ Ab Soul, Jay Rock and K. Dot (produced by Young RJ)
9.) Move f/ Darien Brockington (produced by Phonix)
10.) Roll Call f/ Jozeemo, Chaundon, and Joe Scudda (produced by The Co-Op)
11.) The Life f/ Mushinah (produced by Khrysis)
12.) Rearview Mirror (produced by 9th Wonder)
13.) OUTRO

Check for it.

[video] Donwill "Laura's Song"

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[video] Lionel Richie ft. Akon "Just Go"

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[video] Kanye West On American Idol

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I haven't followed this batch of crap singers at all, but I guess the only fitting thing is Kanye West "singing" "Heartless" live on American Idol:

Icadon ft. Colee Stallone "Get It On"

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Icadon ft. Colee Stallone "Get It On" (prod. by Rockwilder): Ic is stll beating you sleepy head niggas over the head with this 10 Days of Fire! This beat is a bit smoother, but it doesn't stop the rock at all. Can't wait to see what Icadon drops next.

FH Interview: June22

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Check out this interview I just recently posted on Flawless Hustle, featuring Cali producer June22, who has a boatload of projects on the pipeline, and a dope way of looking at Hip-Hop and the world.

Suave The Ape "Page of Lost Thoughts"

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Suave The Ape "Page of Lost Thoughts": Here's some more of that Ape-Hip from the homey Suave. Once again, we've got some fresh flavor from the Planet Of The Apes mixtape, which I believe is in the can and ready to be released come the end of this month. Dude isn't your run-of-the-mill artist - again, this is Ape-Hop, not your cookie cutter shit. Peer into the scatterbrained-mind of an Ape, forreal.

I'll have another joint to leak later today or tomorrow...

previous "Crash Landing" \ "The Planet Falls"

[rock the dub Interview]: Big S.I.N


Not many of you know this, but before there was a rock the dub, there was The Flow (RIP). The Flow was a pretty ill webzine, highlighting a lot of Urban culture, and is the place where I really got my feet wet with writing shit that wasn't poetry. I realized that I had a knack for interviews, and got to interview a good batch of people - I started up a blog to get some of that material back on the 'Net, btw. Anyways, one of my favorite interviewees was Big S.I.N. He is a hungry MC from North Carolina, who was gaining a nice buzz in his area, but you're talking I interviewed him like 4, 5 years ago. Fast forward to now, and homey has gotten international radio spins, has scored track placement on movies, and had his mixtapes hosted by Slip-N-Slide DJs. He is really on a the move, and I was happy to sit down with him again to speak on what he's got going on now, how his grind and buzz have grown, the recent election of our first BLCKPRSDNT and some other bits. Enter the mind of a mad man...

khal: So you’ve just released your Mind Of A Mad Man Vol. 1 mixtape? How did that come about? How did you get in contact with J Chase to host it?

Big S.I.N: Well, about 3 years ago, when I was living in Richmond, VA, I did a street album calld Mind Of A Mad Man; I sold 200 copies on the streets when I was up there. After I did The Warning Shot, Sin-City, The Underdog and Sanity, I thought to myself “it would be ill to do a mixtape series of 3 volumes of Mind Of A Mad Man, so I just started on it; it was just something different – it got downloaded like 1200 times in 6 days with not much promotion. I chose DJ J-Chase because I wanted the mixtape to have an official host for it, and he is a Slip-N-Slide DJ; I wanted to throw people eoff, because when you think of Slip-N-Slide, I am the last artist you think of!

khal: Whether someone is checking your lyrics or wylin’ off your videos, you can’t help but notice that your whole steelo is that of the everyman, the nigga you see on the corner and give a dap. Does it feel odd to start getting press, especially off of the recent film work you’ve done?

Big S.I.N: Well, it feels a little odd, but I still feel the same; sometimes, I forget about everything, sometimes I am stuck in the mindset that nobody is listening, and if eel like nobody is watching my moves, so it bugs me out when someone approaches me and starts singing “Suicide Note”, but now people are really starting tot ake notice and I think they see that I am not playing games, that I am really driven and determined to make it. The movie was a blessing from God, and I am grateful to Cherie, Brian and whomever the music supervisor for the film was, because there are millions of MCs they could have chose, but they chose me and I am thankful, but I am and will always be myself; I never get gassed and I don’t have an ego. In this game, the second you get gassed, that’s when it’s all over for you, like David Ruffin or Eddie Kane. You will never be on top forever, because it is always somebody that is hungrier than you are, and you can fall at anytime with a lot of regrets; I just stay focused, keep a positive mindset, put God first and go hard!!!

khal: Let’s get into the film project (I Do... I Did) you were a part of. I know you did a song for the movie, but how else were you involved? Do you have plans on doing any more projects within film?

Big S.I.N: Originally, Cherie asked me if I had some songs about a man cheating in a relationship – I am the type of artist that really doesn’t do those types of songs, but I can pretty much write about anything once given the idea; she also mentioned she wanted a joint that did not have a lot of cussing, so I just wrote a song of the plot of the movie with no profanity; it is the first clean song I have ecer done, but when you listen to it, you really don’t even notice it is clean. That’s the only involvement I had in the film; I am just glad to hear my voice in it, period, and I was glad to do it with my long-time partner Stoney Blendz; he is such a hard-working individual, and he deserved it so much. As far as other projects, I think there will be more, but I am not quite sure when. Film is something I would love to get into one day – I used to do theater in middle school (a lot people don’t know that).

khal: How did you hook up with Jackel Hyde? Do you have any projects coming with him in the future?

Big S.I.N: The way I hooked up with Hyde was through a good friend Chocolytte, she sent him to me via MySpace. We chatted a little bit and he sent me a beat that eventually became a song we did called “252”; it was a banger! We then did a joint called “Put Some Money In The Jukebox”; it was a smash in Germany, getting radio play in Germany, Australia and other parts of Europe. It was even played in some clubs in Spain! Hyde and I have an ill chemistry, much like me and Stoney; I love their productions, because it brings something extra out of me as an artist. Hyde did production on Mind Of A Mad Man Vol. 1, and we have a joint called “Bang” dropping in Germany-only. He is also doing a couple of joints on Vol. 2; he is kinda bust right now with his group Tricks over in Germany, and eh is working with an R&B singer by the name of Nytique, but once things slack up a a bit, there will be more from me and Hyde in the future. He helps us get a buzz over there, and vice versa – people are starting to take notice of his work here.

khal: What else do you have going on in terms of your music career? How do you see your 2009 coming along? What would you like to accomplish by Dec. 31st?

Big S.I.N: Mind Of A Mad Man was a huge success to me because I never imagined getting that many downloads in that short amount of time. When the year first started, I was feeling kind of iffy, but once the project dropped and I saw the response, I knew that it was going to be on and popping. I am just going to take it one day at a time, and I am going to continue to go hard, grind and have faith. Last year, I never would have imagined I’d have done the things I accomplished, a lot of it just happened. I will take the same approach this year. Hopefully by December 31st, I will have made it to the big time. I guess we will have to see what happens, but I will go hard regardless. I will also be a part of a mixtape by DJ Davito called The Davido Brigante Chronicles, featuring artists like Large Professor, YZ, Rakaa Irisience from Dilated Peoples and others. It is a follow up to The Intervention, which featured MC Lyte, Busta Rhymes and others, so I am excited about that project.

khal: You represent North Carolina, right? How’s the scene down there? Do you see yourself ever collaborating with heads like Little Brother and other MCs from that area?

Big S.I.N: I represent NC, Henderson/Drewry to be exact, and I live in a small town called Dabney. The scene in NC is crazy – there are so many talented artists in NC, it is like a big pot of gumbo, many different flavors. Once NC gets in the game heavy, I think it will be a wrizzy; the people of NC are great as far as support, and I have gotten a lot of support from my hometown. A lot of them just want to see somebody make it big. I love that about my hometown. As far as Little Brother, I would love to work with them one day; I think they are very talented artists with a lot of integrity. I never had the chance to meet them, but one day, who knows? I have worked with Tre-Dot, P. Batters and Shelly B outta NC; there are a few others I would like to work with but things take time to happen; when the time is right, I am sure it will pop off proper.
khal: Will you be doing any live shows soon?

Big S.I.N: Right this minute, none are planned, but before the summer hits and I get my buzz a little stronger, I think I will hit the stage again. I have a great stage show, with a lot of energy and emotion. It is almost like ventilation for me when I perform, because I put my all into it.

khal: What’s the last record you wrote? Can we get a couple of bars from it?

Big S.I.N: The last song I recorded is a song for Vol. 2 called “Dreamer”, featuring Nesh Bo outta San Diego, with Nytique on the hook. It is a very positive and motivational song produced by Jackel Hyde. One like I say is “got the heart of a champ and I’m poised to win/at the end of the road like Boyz II Men/I’m underrated but I’m better than most/fuck a lame-ass beef cause its chedda to gross”. The song is a banger and I think, with the election of Obama as President, it will be perfect.

khal: Speaking of Obama, how do you feel that we have finally got a Black man as president? Do you subscribe to the thoughts that America is somehow better with Barack in office?

Big S.I.N: I think America is finally ready for a black president; I just wish my great grandmother could have seen it. We have been brainwashed into thinking a Black Man could not hold that title, and it is crazy, because Black people have the xact same education as anybody else. No disrespect, but we havehad some presidents that were not the smartest individuals, but because of race, people were comfortable with then, and black people had to roll with the flavor, so to speak, but it is a new day and era. I am so overjoyed to see HISTORY unfold; I think Obama will be a great leader for everybody, and he is a great representation of what a man should be. He is driven and very intelligent, but I hope people just don’t focus on race too much – I did not vote for Barack because he was Black, but I voted for him because I felt like he spoke from his heart, and I felt like he really wanted to make this a better America for everybody. He came along at a time when we as Americans did not know what steps to take, and he seemed like he had the medicine; I just hope people don’t expect him to turn water into wine in one year.

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

Big S.I.N: Mind Of A Mad Man, Vol. 2 and “Bang” are next on deck; I am also about to drop a “best of S.I.N” mixtape, to reintroduce some of my past music to people that are just starting to listen. I will keep pouding the pavement until more people take notice of my brand of Hip-Hop. I will never sacrifice my integrity to get a deal. Shout out to Stoney Blendz, Jackel Hyde, Choc, Cheri Johnson, Nesh Bo, DJ Davito, Big ES, Complexx, Tazzy and Royalty Mag, Tre-Dot, Kurrilina Kingz, Richard Cranium Radio, P. Batters, Jase Alston, Shawn, Jo-Jo, the whole Gate City and Drewry, my nigga B. Townes, J-Infamous, Bug CJ and my best friend on his way yo Iraq, L’Say, and of course RTD – I appreciate all the love you have shown me throughout my career. Stay tuned to Big S.I.N, aka Buck Sandy!

Now that you know who S.I.N is, here's a bunch of cuts of his you need to make a part of your life:

Watch out for Mind Of A Mad Man, Vol. 2, which will be dropping exclusively on rock the dub. Keep it locked!

EDIT The Best of Jackel Hyde mixtape just dropped today; S.I.N is all over it - grab it!

[video] B-Real "Psycho Realm Revolution"

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Featuring Sick Javen:

DJ Concept In Your System

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DJ Concept comes with the THORO Dilla tribute. I have no words, this shit is just essential if you love the art that is James Yancey...



straight from the mawfuckin cassette intro
children of the corn X dilla - the american heist
phat kat - track
the artifacts - the ultimate (jay dee remix)
jaylib - the message
guilty simpson - baby
big l x dilla - spark up the phillies
scienz of life - dilla forever
blackstar - little brother
jaylib - no $ no toke
jaylib - starz
strong arm steady - death before dishonor
ditc x dilla - from town to town
gulity simpson - make it fast
dilla - make em nv
termanology - circulate
dilla - light it again
big l x dilla - the wild style
jaylib - the official
proof - bring it to me
random treats
miguel atwood-ferguson & carlos nino - find a way


[video] Chrisette Michele "Epiphany"

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[video] Cam'ron The Bakery Sneak Peek

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Here's a teaser of Cam'ron's The Bakery, his new short film; also in there is a preview of his video for "I Got It For Cheap":

Junclassic "Collabo"

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Junclassic ft. Monsta X, Reece Quotable & Green Hornet "Collabo" (prod. by DJ Husky): This is what I'm talkin' about; I miss ill posse cuts. The beat is ill, but not too overpowering - just enough for dope cats to catch wreck upon. This is taken from the Imaginary Enemies EP, which is produced entirely by DJ Husky, and will be released on Classified Recordings this May; this jawn will be dropped on limited-edition, numbered CDs, so plan ahead!

[video] Rick Ross x Funkmaster Flex

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Part 1

Part 2

[video] Kid Cudi "SuperBoo"

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Mr. Don't Tase Me Bro is at it again:

[video] Diddy On Ellen

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Wifey and I were just speaking about Diddy letting Chris Brown & Rihanna to stay at his Miami spot; my wife's main question was "what if Chris were to beat on her again - or worse - kill her there; how would Diddy feel?" And I am in total agreement. While I do feel Diddy, who is essentially saying "it's my house, I can do WTF I want", that's not necessarily the best move in touchy situations like this:

[video] The 54 Reality Show (3/09/2009)

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Suave The Ape "Crash Landing"


Suave The Ape "Crash Landing": Have you ever seen Planet Of The Apes? Well, if you haven't, you can just check out Suave The Ape's Planet Of The Apes mixtape, which is set to drop later this month. The tape follows the flow of the movie from beginning to the end; here, Suave speaks on crash landing onto the planet, atop some Madlib production.

Shouts to T Sparks for the heads-up. It's still face-ripping season, fam.

previous Suave The Ape "The Planet Falls"

Saigon & Statik Selektah All In A Day's Work Preview

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Truth be told,I'm not the biggest fan of Saigon's at all. While I'm not down with his attitude/personality, I'm REALLY not into dude as an MC. Nevertheless, I figured you guys might be interested to know some more about this project he did with Statik Selektah. All In A Day's Work was completed in 1 day; you guys heard about Saigiddy getting signed to Amaglam over the weekend? They will be putting out All In A Day's Work... on March 17th. You can also expect Warning Shots 2 to be released on Amaglam Digital as well.

Here are a few cuts from the project:

All of this will lead up to the long-awaited release of Greatest Story Never Told, although that title sounds like a jinx. Shouts to MAC Media.

Tanya Morgan "So Damn Down"

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Tanya Morgan "So Damn Down": I hipped you guys to Brooklynati briefly, but here's the first taste of Tanya Morgan's forthcoming album. I've got a feeling this album will be the one for them; their buzz is crazy right now (at least pon de web), and they're consistently dropping ill tracks. Don't let this airy groove fool you, though; there's some deeper, grittier textures buried in these lyrics.

Shouts to Michelle for this one! Brooklynati coming soon! And if you're at SXSW, make sure to check out TM at the Nah Right x TSS showcase!

Surviving Spitzer

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In this exclusive blog for Global Grind, Ashley Dupre speaks on life after the Spitzer scandal, letting us know where her head is at right now. From befriending Russell Simmons to working on her new book, it looks like homegirl is trying to turn over a new leaf. Check it out.

[video] Seanie Mic "No Sleep 'Til April"

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March Madness x "No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn" FTW:

Bonus Beats Seanie Mic "No Sleep 'Til April"

Icadon "I'm A Mack"

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Icadon "I'm A Mack" (prod. by Rockwilder): Ic's on this "10 Days Of Fire" zone, preppin' for the upcoming album release. Here's a Rockwilder-helmed BANGER to get your morning off right. Don't believe me? Keep sleepin', bitches. Fuck around have this track boomerang you upside your 'ead.

Shouts to Icadon for hitting me with this.

Raekwon "Letter To BIG"

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Raekwon "Letter To BIG": I was just watching a Biggie documentary last night, right at the part where they spoke on the "Shark Niggas (Biters)" interlude. This was definitely out of left field, but I can dig it. Good to see a) Raekwon on his grind and b) finally addressing the situation.

Shouts to Alex at Killer Bees!

If you're looking for more BIG tributes, hit up this post on BGDB.

Fokis ft. Mr. eXquire & E-Cashe$ "Show Me The Money"

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Fokis ft. Mr. eXquire & E-Cashe$ "Show Me The Money" (prod. by GC): 2009 has a lot of niggas seeing green, right? Fokis calls on some of his Walk Through MySpace bredren for this dollar sign-dipped funky number from his forthcoming My Name Is Fokis collection.

The Kid Stealth "Lust For Nice"

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The Kid Stealth "Lust For Nice": Sadly, he didn't rip over that classic "Lust For Life" shit; this is totally in the other lane, sonically, and for that, he gets props. Some real talk, real life shit up in this track. If I Don't Believe, Then Who? is coming soon!

Coast 2 Coast Mixtape #71

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Judging by the tracklist, the best thing about this tape is Jadakiss hosting it...



1. Jadakiss - Cant Stop Me
2. Sha Stimuli - Coast 2 Coast Weekly 16
3. Twista Feat. The Game - No Love
4. Jadakiss - Magic City
5. Add 2 - Respect (Prod By Guilty J)
6. St. Laz - Coast 2 Coast Weekly 10
7. Glasses Malone - I Love Dollars
8. E. Ness - Coast 2 Coast Weekly 6
9. Jadakiss Feat. Moxberg & Max B - What The Game Made Me
10. Lil Fats - Coast 2 Coast Weekly 25
11. Jadakiss - On Da Spot Freestyle
12. Cymarshall Law - Coast 2 Coast Weekly 8
13. Tone Trump - Coast 2 Coast Weekly 2
14. Jusmula - Coast 2 Coast Weekly 5
15. LA - BadNews Ft. Crooked I - Prod. by Ambition
16. Young Dirt - Tellin You lies
17. A.P.E.X. - Where U Wanna Go Feat. Johnny Record
18. Clap Cognac - Bod Mon Ting
19. J Demo - Mr. 50
20. Keyz - Here I Go Again
21. Mr. Focus - Where My Hustle
22. J-Mill - Sticky Situations Ft Eric Lamont
23. T-Bone - The Rimshop
24. Southern Sickness - 4get Ur Man
25. Travisty - Aint I (Remix)
26. Big Brass - Baddest Man Alive
27. Mr Casualty a.k.a. QB - Misunderstood
28. DJ Capcom Feat. Lil Wayne, Drake & Truth - Im Goin In
29. Jadakiss Feat. Barrington Levy - Hard Times
30. Jadakiss - Outro

See what I mean?

2 Hungry Bros. x AOK Collective My Crew's All Thinner

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I dropped a few tracks off of this the other day, and now here's the full compilation. I might have to make this mixtape the soundtrack to my own nightly workouts...

DOWNLOAD 2 Hungry Bros x AOK Collective My Crew's All Thinner!

Wordsmith & I.N.C. "Take A Walk In My Shoes"

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Wordsmith & I.N.C. "Take A Walk In My Shoes" (prod. by Strada): This .wav is the first leak from the MD to UK cross-oceanic collaboration between Wordsmith & I.N.C. The Poet, from their Baltimore Martini album that's set to drop 2Q 2009. Be on the lookout for more info on this ill album.

[video] LeToya Luckett "Not Anymore"

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[video] Z-Ro ft. Mya "I'm Tired"

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Dub MD Presents Access Immortal The Scrapbook

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Use this as a primer on Access Immortal, who forms like Voltron with DJ Ruckspin to create Project Gotham; their album Birth Of A Dream is set to drop Spring 2009.



01.) The Scrapbook (Intro)
02.) The General (Produced By 7L)
03.) Ring The Album (feat. Golden Child) (Produced By Ruckspin)
04.) Monday Night Raw (Produced By J-Zone)
05.) Everything I Know (Produced By Ruckspin)
06.) Fuck The Rap Game (Produced By Access Immortal)
07.) Welcome To The Hood (Produced By GreenSteez)
08.) Culture Shock (Produced By Ruckspin)
09.) Styles Upon Styles (feat Karniege & Medinah Starr) (Produced By Nygh)
10.) Acc The Villian (Produced By Ruckspin)
11.) Days Go By (Produced By 9th Wonder)
12.) The Reign (feat. Oktober) (Produced By GreenSteez)
13.) Million Dollar Rapper (Produced By The Wisemen)
14.) I Will Not Lose (Produced By Lawz Spoken)
15.) The Mechanic (feat. Mello & Emaze) (Produced By Alchemist)
16.) Resident Evil (Produced By Vanderslice)
17.) The People (feat. Medinah Star) (Produced By Kanye West)
18.) M.V.P. (Freestyle) (Produced By DJ Premier)
19.) DJ BMV (Freestyle) (Produced By Pete Rock)
20.) New York (feat. Ph7) (Produced By Ph7)
21.) The Scrapbook (Outro)

DubMD is at it again!

[video] Krumbsnatcha "Feeling"

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Jadakiss The Last Kiss Cover+Tracklist

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Here's the most up to date version of Jadakiss' The Last Kiss, which was set to drop today but has been pushed back again to April 7th.

01. Pain & Torture
02. Can’t Stop Me (featuring Ayanna Irish)
03. Who’s Real (featuring Swizz Beatz & OJ Da Juiceman)
04. Grind Hard (featuring Mary J. Blige)
05. Something Else (featuring Young Jeezy)
06. One More Step (featuring Styles P)
07. Stress Ya
08. What If (featuring Nas)
09. Things I’ve Been Through
10. I Tried (featuring Avery Storm)
11. Rocking With The Best (featuring Pharrell)
12. Smoking Gun (featuring Jazmine Sullivan)
13. Cartel Gathering (featuring Ghostface Killah & Raekwon)
14. Come And Get Me (featuring S.I. & Sheek Louch)
15. By My Side (featuring Ne-Yo)
16. BONUS Letter To B.I.G. (featuring Faith Evans)
17. BONUS Something Else (Remix) (featuring Young Jeezy, Snyp Life, Bully, AP, Boo Rossini & Blood Raw)
18. BONUS Death Wish (featuring Lil’ Wayne)

Nice to see Ghost and Rae on this project; would've been ill to have Ghost, Styles, Kiss and Beanie Sigel on a jawn together. I'm over here dreamin', huh!? Shouts to BoBO.

Juicy J "30 Inches"

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Juicy J "30 Inches" [clean \ dirty \ instr.]: I'm sorry for the lack of updates today, but my 'Net at the j-o is crazy suspect. I'm not sure why Three 6 Mafia is allowed to put out solo albums, considering their last one was a comedy of errors, but here's the leak from Juicy J's Hustle Til I Die, which is set to drop on June 2nd. I guess fire up some green monstas, sip on some drank and get crunk to this one.

Rockwilder ft. Icadon "Chill (EPMD Remix)"

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Rockwilder ft. Icadon "Chill (EPMD Remix)": Ic just dropped this via Twitter. They go in over that classic Roger & Zapp/"You Gots To Chill" flex, almost updating it for 2K9. Great Tuesday morning wake-up music!

[video] Britney's Pussy Is Hanging Out

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No words...

The Deal Dub, Episode 3

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Deal's back (on a solo tip) for round 3 of The Deal Dub. This week, he goes in on Abstract thinking and ideas. Some real talk, as per usual. Musical selections include some MF Doom shit (including my jam, "Hey!"), some Wu-Tang and some Biggie tributes.

DOWNLOAD The Deal Dub, Episode 3

Bonus Beats Villainous Volume Radio, Vol. 7 [via PIMB]

[video] Keri Hilson "Make Love"

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[video] Lil' Kim On Dancing With The Stars


This was the LAST thing that needed to be on national TV on March 9th:

Yeah, she definitely dedicated this to her bitches locked down; she might as well have said "we gonna do this for Brooklyn!"

[video] DJ Skee x Lily Allen

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Ill Poetic "Road To Redemption (To TI, From Cincinnati)"

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Ill Poetic "Road To Redemption (To TI, From Cincinnati)" (prod. by Noshess): Here's a sporadic letter Ill Poetic wrote to T.I.; here's how the track came about, in po's words:

I was gonna write a regular rapper song to this beat, but being a cincinnati artist, i somehow wrote a 'letter' to TI, regarding the shit that went down at club Ritz a couple yrs. ago with his boy getting shot.
I didn't really write this to exploit the situation, more as a point of closure, since i've never heard it addressed by a cinci artist.
I kinda wrote it in the attempt that TI would hear it one day, thru the magic of the internet, and get some extra closure from Our (Cincinnati) side about the situation.
Hopefully, the song gets that point across.

What do you think?

[video] The Kid Daytona On CDR

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[video] Life Is Serius

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Here's the full 25-minute film:

Jadakiss "Child Abuse"

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Jadakiss "Child Abuse": Here's the No DJ version of one of Kiss My Ass' better tracks. 'Kiss also gave an interview with XXL in remembrance of BIG.

MP3 via Nah Right; liberated by YN x BoBO.

DJ Cable The Mash Down: Vol. 2

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Here's the latest mix from DJ Cable; this go-round, he flips through a mixture of styles (Electro, Baltimore Club, UK Funky, UK Garage, Grime, Bassline & Dubstep), and it comes out bidangin'!



01. Intro
02. Boy Better Know - Too Many Man
03. DJ Class - I'm The Ish
04. The Count of Monte Cristal - B-More Forward
05. DJ Tameil - I Get Money
06. Diplo Feat. Rye Rye - Wassup Wassup (DJ Sega Remix)
07. Kazey & Bulldog - Big Truck
08. Dave Nada - Where Brooklyn At?
09. Roundtable Knights - Freak From Desire
10. Dillinja - Twist 'Em Out (Proper Villains Remix)
11. AC Slater - Jack Got Jacked (Jack Beats Remix)
12. Cypress Hill - Insane In The Brain (2 Bit Thugs Remix)
13. Fake Blood - Mars
14. DJ Mujava - Township Funk (Radioclit Remix)
15. K.I.G. Family - Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes
16. Dizzee Rascal - Stand Up Tall
17. More Fire Crew - Oi!
18. Jammin - Go DJ + DJ Cable "Scratch Attack"
19. Skepta - Duppy
20. Benga - 26 Basslines
21. Kid Sister - Pro Nails (Rusko Remix)
22. Caspa - My Pet Monster
23. TC - Where's My Money? (Caspa Remix - Jack Beats Re-edit)
24. Kid Cudi - Day N Nite (Agent X Remix)
25. Lethal Bizzle - Bizzle Bizzle

Props to my girl Uriela on the ILL refix of that classic Nintendo flex on the cover. Cable's pressing up this mix on CD, with full cover art. If you're trying to get one, get at him!

Articulate "Motion Poetry"

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Articulate "Motion Poetry": The boy Artic goes in over Jay-Z's "When The Money Goes" instrumental. Is it just me, or are cats sleeping on that beat crazy? Better yet, why you niggas sleepin' on Artic!?

DJ Drama & Cookin' Soul Present The Notorious B.I.G. Tribute

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You should already know what time it is; here's the complete mixtape tribute from DJ Drama & Cookin' Soul, featuring a host of MCs. RIP BIGGIE SMALLS!

EDIT Here's the mirror.

Excess Bangers 16: The Manhattan Project

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The Highbrid Nation comes correct with the 16th edition of their Excess Bangers series, with a Watchmen them...



01. 50 Cent - Tia Told Me
02. Jay Rock ft. Busta Rhymes - Beat A Rapper Down
03. Yung L.A. & Young Dro - Lets Have A Party
04. B.G. - Break It Down
05. KiD CuDi - Sky Might Fall (prod. by Kanye West)
06. Ryan Leslie - One in a Million
07. Talib Kweli Ft. Hi-Tek & Bootsy Collins - Internet Connection
08. Hell Rell - The Ruga Show
09. Jae Millz - Injured Reserve
10. Bun B ft. Raheem Devaughn - A Wing & A Prayer
11. Asia Cruise - Love Myself (prod. by Cornaboyz)
12. Ya Boy - Pants Sagg (prod. By Scoop DeVille)
13. Slaughterhouse(JOell Ortiz Joe Budden Royce Da 59 Crooked I) - Fight Club
14. Brinx ft. Busta Rhymes - Mind On My Money
15. Pastor Troy - Troy No! (Lets Go)
16. Paul Wall ft. Webbie - Bizzy Body
17. Remo Da Rapstar ft. Mistah F.A.B. & Sparkdawg - Livin In Darkness
18. Big Tone ft. Blu - A Song Called Triumph
19. Jimmy Hoffa - Your Song
20. Domination - Hustlin

Fresh spit!

[video] Substantial "My Favorite Things"

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[video] The-Dream ft. Mariah Carey "My Love"

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[video] Jazmine Sullivan "In Love With Another Man"

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She's not scared, to make a short film to a song:

[video] Oprah's Message To Rihanna

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"He will hit you again":

[video] The-Dream "Rockin' That Shit (Remix)"

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Featuring Fabolous, Juelz Santana, Rick Ross & Ludacris:

Sincere, Dulu, Funk Logik & Sean Wyze "In The House"

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Sincere, Dulu, Funk Logik & Sean Wyze "In The House": Here's the 2nd single from Dulu's The Garage Sale, and this one has a nice, laid-back summer cookout vibe to it. Love they twinkling of the keys ont his one. Expect this compilation of Dulu-productions from 2008 to drop on March 27th.

previous Sean Wyze & Funk Logik "Bass Drum Kickin'"

[video] DJ Paul ft. Lord Infamous "U On Want It"

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8thw1 "Small Crib"

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8thw1 "Small Crib": On March 10th, the AOK Collective and 2 Hungry Bros drop this ill mixtape, My Crew's All Thinner, featuring the AOK Collective coastin' over those rare grooves 2 Hungry Bros are known to cook up for fresh MCs. 2DBZ dropped "Bedstuy Bullet Dodge" on Friday, and I imagine a track or 2 off this leaked elsewhere... go hunt for it, and come back on Tuesday for this one!

Bonus Beats Homebody Sandman "Parallel Perpendicular"

Uncle Murda "Long Kiss Goodnight"

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Uncle Murda "Long Kiss Goodnight" (prod. by Cookin' Soul): I brought you the CL Smooth/Skyzoo version of "Big Poppa" earlier today, and here's that EASY NEW YAWK flavor from Murda. This mixtape drops tomorrow; it should be a sick one... check the tracklist below.

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[video] Q & Dawn On Lip Service

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CL Smooth & Skyzoo "Big Poppa"

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CL Smooth & Skyzoo "Big Poppa" (prod. by Cookin' Soul):On the forthcoming Biggie tribute mixtape that DJ Drama and Cookin' Soul have dropping tomorrow (March 9th), CS flips the same portion of "Between The Sheets" that Justin Blaze did for Jigga's "Ignorant Shit". Phew. Props on niggas throwing twitter references in tracks about mackin' on chicks.

This could've done without Drama's presence.

[video] Lady Sovereign "So Human"

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[video] Behind The Scenes: Fat Joe "Cupcakes"


Instead of Jealous One's Still Envy 2, shouldn't Joey Crack just named it Jealous One's Stay Envying?

[video] Pitbull "Calle Ocho"

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[video] Angie Martinez Interviews CNN

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[video] Westwood Interviews Flo Rida

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Day26 Forever In A Day Cover

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As per YK2 Daily, it looks like this is the official cover for Day26's sophmore album (which you can pre-order now). I'm not even a fan of their music, but I'm addicted to the show - I started watching the show from jump (really, ever since Diddy's been behind it), and its the one batch of remedial fuckery that I will endure, for entertainment purposes.

Here are a batch of leaks; unsure if these will be on the album, but these have been dropping over the last few weeks (months?):

That "Stadium Music" is the first joint we got to hear on the show. I could see that going down well. And I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited for the forthcoming episode. Even if Que is sounding like a bitch. Brian too. And Robert. Mostly Robert.