Archive for 04/01/2009 - 05/01/2009
Wow. When I initially told Nappy about Snoop Dogg's "Snoop Dogg Millionaire", he immediately came up with the Did I Do That? concept. I loved the idea, but it wasn't until I read this article when I realized I had to make a statement, which is this tape. Chock full of dubstep pressure x DJ Nappy's refixes, this is a definitive statement to those who hate or disregard the Hip-Hop/Dubstep hybrid. Shouts to my nigga Elucid for taking it further (trust, he has some shit coming); shouts to SNF at Dubstepped.net for the recent big-up. Shouts to DJ Cable and DJ Tipz for all of their support, as well as the legions of DJs worldwide who support the refixes Nappy has completed. And when more come, I got you.
Pop this tape in over the long weekend, crack a 40 and extend a middle finger to those who don't get it or don't want to get it. This is the sound of brushing dirt off your shoulder. Listen to it; all of those nuances are there for a point. Fuck the world, don't ask us for shit.
Shouts again to Luis Valdizon for the ill coverart.
DOWNLOAD DJ Nappy x RTD Did I Do That?
If you don't fuck with twitter, the title of this mixtape might not make any sense. Shouts to Articulate for integrating the flavor that much further. No need to discuss further, get into this Bmore spitter's lane.
01. Music Monday
03. Still Fly
04. Bmore Chillin
05. Articulate Speaks 1
06. Sleeping (ft. Rickie Jacobs)
07. I HATE RAPPERS
08. Untouched (ft. Sage Bravo)
09. Rising to the Top
10. Used to Write Love Songs
11. Short & Sweet (ft. Pendragon) (prod. Nastay Traxxx)
12. Articulate Speaks 2
13. Motion Poetry
14. They Keep Tellin Me (ft. Bex) (prod. Krazyfingaz)
15. The New Street Kings (ft Articulate & Black Knight) (prod Strada)
16. Articulate Speaks 3
17. My Life
Rock out to this tonight, with some Corona or Heineken, and get in th ezone.
Mikkey Halsted "We Are One" (prod. by No ID): It's fitting that Andrew dropped this Mikkey joint, which deals with the trials and tribs of a nigga living in Chicago, but can be substituted for anyone's struggles. Word is this cut will NOT be out on Chicago: The Photo Album or The Last Shall Be First, so grab this one and cool out.
Icadon ft. C. Onez "Straight Stuntin'": I was gonna post this yesterday, but I was either too into the grillin'/drinkin'/cookout style, or just not around. Mr. Digital drops VERY soon, so use this as a Memorial Day tease! Props to Ic for passin' this one to me.
The Carlton Banks Syndrome "The One": I don't know the story behind this one, but that sample is so fucking... I can't place where I know it from, and its killin' me. Surprise yourself and get into this one.
EDIT Dart Adams FTW: Dart_Adams @rockthedub: i know what "The One" sampled. It's lifted from the score of "Class Act". The Kid N' Play movie. The Karyn Parsons/Play scene
Mike Classic "Intoxicated": Been a minute since I've heard new M Classic tracks, so this is definitely welcomed. You should know what this sounds like - that mid-tempo, laid-back flex, with a hint of that auto-tizzy. Dude coasts over it. Grab a bokkle of beer and throw this one on, yadig?
Not too long ago, the 5th edition of BGDB's Boom Shottas series dropped. For the long weekend, E hooked up an addendum to that mix, and included an excursion using the "Sixteen" riddim that I cooked up. Shit is ill!
Mek Noise - Erup
Sometimes Yes, Sometimes No - Tanto Metro & Devante
Dat Naah Guh Happen - Bugle
BGDB Gallis Swing Megamix - Voice Mail, Bling Dawg & Assassin
Virginity - Vybz Kartel
Stamping Flat - Capleton
Police Ah Come - Vybz Kartel
Tie & Dye Face - Busy Signal
Shot A Whistle - Demarco & Suku Ward
BGDB Sixteen Megamix - Serani, Bugle, Bounty Killer, Mavado, Kibaki & Aidonia
Sweet Jamaica - Luciano
BGDB Summer Madness Mix - Sean Paul & Mega Banton
Bonus Beats "Advocate" Soundclash
If you know me, you know I never leave my area. I stay home most of the time. I got the opportunity to fly out to LA for this, and I hopped on it - primarily for the STACKED DnB line-ups for both nights. I'm no raver - never was, but when you fuck with Drum & Bass like I do, you have to experience certain things:
Going to be my first plane ride since I was like 2 (!!), so it should be interesting.
Eminem "Chonkyfire Freestyle": This is the Eminem I like to hear. Yeah, it's not really some deep, thought-provoking shit, but its got wild humor and CRAZY flows. "I got you slippin' on my swag juice, my swag juice"!?!!? Hilarious.
Splash has a few more freestyles from Eminem's recent appearance on Tim Westwood. YN has also posted a 30-minute interview Em did with Big Boy (BIG BOOOOOOOOY), for good or ill.
Dillinja "Acid Trak (Lemon D Remix)": I just posted my interview with Lemonde over on Dogs On Acid, and spoke a bit about my appreciation for him as a producer, and figured I had to show some example of his lethal tendencies pon de beats. Dude comes with the sick DnB riddims, all day. I can't wait for the Dillinja/Lemonde album - hopefully it drops this year!
Bonus Beats Lemon D "Give It To 'Em"
01. Sheek Louch - The Boyz From NY
02. Dead Prez f. Styles P - Gangsta, Gangster
03. Maino - A Million Bucks
04. Ace Hood - Loco Wit The Cake
05. Wale featuring Peedi Crakk, Black Thought, 2Face & Young Chris - Hot Shyt
06. Wyclef Jean - We Made It
07. Slim Thug - Whos The Man
08. Juelz Santana & Lil’ Wayne - After Disaster(FULL Version)
09. Red Cafe Ft. MainO - General
10. Bobby Creekwater Ft. Ca$his - Don’t Be a Hero
11. Juelz Santana & Lil’ Wayne - Rollers & Riders
12. Young Buck Ft. Lil’ Wayne - Ups And Downs
13. Sheek Louch - Give That Up
14. Currensy & Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Up
15. Mikkey Halsted - Hello
16. D.Julien- Sinister Keys
17. Tyga - Dolla Bill RIP
Highbrid Nation wishes you a happy and healthy Memorial Day Weekend.
- 50 Cent "OK, You're Right" (prod. by Dr. Dre) [clean \ dirty]
- Black Eyed Peas "Imma Be"
- Wyclef "We Made It" (prod. by The Runners)
- Maino ft. T-Pain & Young Jeezy "All The Above (Remix)" [Bonus Beats Maino ft. Swizz Beats "Million Bucks"]
- N.O.R.E. ft. DJ Webstar "So Hot" (prod. by Dame Grease)
- Young Jeezy "Trappin' Ain't Dead" (prod. by Megaman)
- Saigon "Change Gon Come" (prod. by The Kickdrums)
- Young Buck "Letter To The Labels"
- Raheem DeVaughn ft. Bun B "A Wing & A Prayer"
- Ocean's 7 "That Girl"
- Jeremih "Raindrops"
- Amerie "Tell Me U Love Me"
- Santigold "Your Voice"
- Mavado "Sixteen"
- Pretty Ricky "Tipsy In Dis Club"
- Murphy Lee ft. Day26 "Mad At Me"
- Gucci Mane ft. Shawty Lo & Busta Rhymes "Hood Up"
- Hurricane Chris ft. Beenie Man, Ludacris, Boosie, Yo Gotti, Pitbull, Yung Joc & C-Ride "Halle Berry (She's Fine) (Remix)"
- Twista ft. Spice 1 & The Game "No Love"
- Young Chris "Class Of My Own"
- Dolla "Georgia Nights" (prod. by Ear Hustla)
- Joell Ortiz "UFO Freestyle"
- Ya Boy "Fuck Bitches, Get Money" (prod. by Araab Muzik)
- Mikkey Halsted "Hello" (prod. by Don Cannon)
- Blaq Poet ft. N.O.R.E. "Hate" (prod. by DJ Premier)
- Donwill "Laura's Song"
- The Kid Daytona "Twilight" (prod. by Jet Audio) [clean \ dirty]
- Wale ft. Peedi Crakk, Black Thought, TUphace & Young Chris "Hot Shyt"
- Bobby Creekwater ft. Cashis "Don't Be A Hero"
- Newz "Blok Gang Anthem"
- Lee Carr ft. Yung Joc "Patron (Rhythm & Nuvo)" [clean \ dirty \ instrumental]
- Shaun Bless "CIROC (Bottles Pop)"
- M.E.D. "Do You" (prod. by The Kickdrums)
- Boom Blake ft. AP The Mayor "So Sincere"
- Lefty "World Still Burnz"
- F.A.C.E. ft. Joell Ortiz "Da Life I Know"
- Donny Goines "Special Delivery Freestyle"
- Theo Martins "Checkin' In" (prod. by $port)
- The Paxtons ft. RAtheMC, AP & Te'Luv "Just Tonight"
- J57 ft. Skyzoo "Lights Out" (prod. by J57)
- KONCEPT ft. Donny Goines & 6th Sense "Put Your Hands Together" (prod. by DJ Goo)
- Muja Messiah "Yes Sir" (prod. by Che Vicious)
- M.anifest ft. Muja Messiah "Rebel" (prod. by Budo)
- Dub Rock All Stars ft. Monie Love "Mind Control"
- Articulate "Still Fly"
- Wordsmith ft. Articulate & Black Knight "The New Street Kings" (prod. by Strada)
- Jo Well ft. Phenomenon & Cee Nario "Holidays" (prod. by Jansport J)
- Suave The Ape "Position That I'm In" (prod. by Sugar Cane Davis)
- Cymarshall Law "Cymarshall's House"
- Mae Day "101 Bars Freestyle"
- Zone (That Dude) ft. Illogic & Ill Poetic "Clap" (prod. by Ill Poetic)
- J-Bry ft. OJ Da Juiceman "Tropicana" (prod. Vee Nyce)
- Internal Quest "Lark In My Go Kart Freestyle"
- Honorebel ft. Pitbull & Jump Smokers "Now You See It (Shake That Ass)" [clean \ dirty \ club mix]
- PenDragon "Heavy...Wait"
- Magg-1 "Makin' Me Hot"
- Kazie "Get Cha Money"
- 1NF0 "Yes You Can"
- Fat Pimp "Fresh (80s Baby)"
- Big L ft. Kid Capri "Put It On (Grant Parks Tribute Remix)"
- Stagga "Terminator Remix"
- Mavado + Elephant Man + Aidonia + Busy Signal "Advocate (BGDB Soundclash)"
DOWNLOAD RTD_PLAYLIST_(5-14-2009-5-21-2009).zip ~540MB
- Coldplay Left Right Left Right Left
- Tef Poe Glory 2 God Mixtape
- rock the dub radio: episode 031
- Kryptic Minds - Blackdown Studio Mix
- DJ Cable - JME Mini Mix
- MoeRoc Not Your Average Joe
- L.E.G.A.C.Y. NC Suicide Watch Mixtape
- Donny Goines The Breakfast Club
- The Antidotes L.A. Lights Instrumentals
- Tha Silent Partner The Platters, Act 3: Tape Deck
- Hip-Hop: Where Amazing Happens Mixtape
- FuseBox Radio (Week of May 20th, 2009)
- DJ Concept Soundset 09': The Mixtape
- EMS x RTD: ThrowBack Thursday 004
I missed posting this this week...
"A Deeper Look Into M.O.P."
Enjoy the long weekend... DJ Nappy x RTD Did I Do That? mixtape drops in 3 hours!
Suave The Ape "Position That I'm In" (prod. by Sugar Cane Davis): Hot on the heels of the Planet Of The Apes mixtape, Suave's preppin' his next project, RemsenVision, which is set to be released in June 2009. I'm not 100% sure of the complete story that he weaves on this one, but I know dude is putting in work on a few project simultaneously, so be on the lookout. Lovin' the beat in this one - got that old school knock to it.
KONCEPT ft. Donny Goines & 6th Sense "Put Your Hands Together" (prod. by DJ Goo): I love the drums in this - such a crispy beat. Something nice to bop to on such a sunny day on the right coast. Brown Bag Season #3!
If you guys are sleepin' by the time Week 4 of this EMSxRTD thing goes on, you betta rekanize. This week, we hit you with ANOTHER mixtape, this time from the hope Strick9. He's the younger god out the EMS crew, but don't let his age fool you - he comes with the fire. The EMS bredren (M-Dot, Rev, Mayhem, etc.) come along for the ride on this banger - burn this to a CD-R immediately and get lifted, stab out to this one. What's ill is that this isn't necessarily a "throwback" - its got a batch of unreleased shit, remixes and some newer ish. How you love dat?
DOWNLOAD Strick9 Pick Ya Poison Mixtape
PenDragon "Heavy...Wait": Wow - "call it Asher Roth, sell it to the college kids"; that's one of the things that me and my niggas bugged out about in The Wire, with all the different names for that raw. I hate referencing The Wire when I speak about Bmore MCs. I apologize. Pen hit me up, of a recommend from Artic, and I'm glad he did. This is some late night whip bangin' shit. Watch out for dude? I would.
N.O.R.E. ft. DJ Webstar "So Hot" (prod. by Dame Grease): When did Dame start producing tracks that sound like they Ether Boy abortions? Is it just me, or do you guys think the acclaim Noreaga got from his MSTRKRFT collabs got him in that dance-lane? Whatever it is, dude got a dope lane he working in right now. Sounds like something the DJs need to hop on this weekend. Ciph, you on this one?
Concept don't sleep. Here's his latest mixtape, which plays as a soundtrack to the Soundset festival for 2009 in Minneapolis. He linked up with Rhymesayers, and selected some ill cuts for this one!
Soundset 09' Intro
The Truth - Jake One f. Freeway & Brother Ali
Guarantees - Atmosphere
A Day In The Life - Handsome Boy Modeling School f. RZA, The Mars Volta & AG
State Of Emergency - Toki Wright
Ace Cowboy - Aceyalone f. The Soul Of John Black
Cave In - Cunninlynguists f. Cee-Lo Green
Star Destroyer - Eyedea & Abilities
Trap Door - Jake One f. MF Doom
Ballskin - DOOM
Hollywood Driveby - Immortal Technique f. Psycorealm & Sick Symphonies
Clickety Clack - Sage Francis
Low Light Low Life - P.O.S.
Don't Sleep - One Be Lo
Live Freestyles On The Mix Chronicles - Brother Ali
Game Over (Go Big Or Go Home Boy) - Doomtree
Smithereens - El-P
Passin Me By - The Pharcyde
Fire, straight fire.
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This is the latest episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah for the week of May 20, 2009 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.
This week's commentary focused on the sad passings of jazz musician Wayman Tisdale & up and coming Hip-Hop MC Dolla (Konvict Music Group), Republican Michael Steele playing a poor puppet in heading his political party in the U.S., the upcoming Memorial Day weekend in the U.S. and some other things here and there.
This week we had an great interview with up and coming independent Hip-Hop MC S. Fresh of So Slimm Entertainment (http://www.myspace.com/sfresh23) about the Grambling State University graduate's influences on both the music and business fronts, his recent movements & projects in the music industry, the Southern Hip-Hop scene, future plans and more!
We do have a new Black Agenda Report segment but no new Direct EFX segment this week.
FuseBox Radio Playlist for Week of May 20, 2009 (in no particular order)
Divine Styler/Ain't Sayin' Nothin/Epic
Mistah F.A.B./Cool, Fresh, Different/Thizz Ent.
Kanye West feat. Tony Williams & Young Jeezy/Amazin' RMX/GOOD Music
J. Dilla feat. Havoc & Raekown/24K Rap/Nature Sounds
M. Beezy feat. Jit/Everybody Knows Your Name/Low Key Key Figures
El Michaels Affair/Glaciers of Ice/Fat Beats
Jadakiss feat. OJ the Juiceman & Swizz Beats/Who's Real/D-Block & Def Jam
MC Lyte feat. Charles Hamilton/Loading/White Label (http://www.officialmclyte.com)
KRS-One & Buckshot/Robot/Duckdown
Roccett/No Way You Can Win/Get Your Green Up & CTE West
S. Fresh/Shawty Really Luv It/So Slimm Ent.
Chicago Jones/The Weekend Begins/8th Chamber Recordings (http://www.myspace.com/piffjones)
Funkghost/The Way I Rock My Clothes/Grand Extravagant Ent. & Recordpushers Ent.
Mos Def/Quiet Dog/Downtown Records
M.O.P. feat. Busta Rhymes/Blow The Horns/E1
Johnny Polygon/The Riot Song/Future Green Records
Nikki Lynette/Oooh Mommy/MySpace.com White Label (http://www.nikkilynette.com)
Black Eyed Peas/Boom Boom Guetta (David Guetta's Electro Hop RMX)/Interscope
S. Fresh feat. Lil' Boosie/Ask Dem Gyrlz/So Slimm Ent.
Dolla/Feelin' Myself (inst.) & Make A Toast (inst.)/Konvict & Jive (R.I.P.)
Fonzworth Bentley feat. Anthony Hamilton/Greener (inst.)/E1
Mike Epps/Trying To Be A Gangsta (inst.)/E1
OJ The Juiceman/May The Trap Say Ay (Violator Mixx inst.)/white label
Far-East Movement (FM)/Girls On The Dance Floor (inst.)/Catch Music Group
PLUS Some Extra Special Hidden Tracks in the Jon Judah Master Mix w/ Old School Classics and more MySpace.com Independent Music Finds
Current FuseBox Radio Broadcast Radio & Internet Affiliates (as of this week):
UrbanNetwork.com's The Mix Internet Radio Station - UN Power Jam Radio (owned by Urban Network Magazine) OKRP.com, ReeWineMusic.com/ReeWine Radio, Progressive Blend Radio, Sprint Radio Extra/mSpot (via the Worldwide Alpha Communications Network), SouthBound.FM, DeadBeat Radio, CrackAudio.com, TheBestJams.com/The Best Jams Radio, FlyTunes.FM/FlyCast ,Planet Urban (Austrailia)/PlanetUrban.com.au, AmalgamDigital.com, BlockJams.com, ConspiracyUK.com , FONYE Radio , VI Radio , DurdeeSouthRadio.com , Beyond.FM , MyBlockRadio.net, Rutgers University Radio, WRSU 88.7 FM, Stop Beefin' Start Eatin' Radio, Ceesiety Radio, Mixshow Blast Radio, Slip-N-Slide DJs Podcast, The Best Jams, ExtravaGangsta Radio, HipHopSoulRadio.com , Digiwaxx Presents: The Blast , White Folks Get Crunk for DJs, Legion Music & Media, UnderWorldMixRadio.com, MixLaWax Radio, Trunk Hustlers Online, 907 Jamz. The6.FM, Nilo Radio, 1.FM Jamz, Blayze University Radio, Blip.TV, iBlog126.com, Miro, WSOUF.com, True Fire Radio, StreetsD.com (Streets Mos Magazine Radio), Rock The Dub, Last Word Online, Soul Pitch Hustle, Black Soul Rhythms, i95.FM (Coming Soon), The PRess Junkie (coming soon), BlackCoffeeChannel.com (Coming Soon), Gutta Muzik (HD) Radio (Coming Soon)
Subscribe to get the weekly episodes of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah!
Dub Rock All Stars ft. Monie Love "Mind Control": The Dub Rock All Stars = Light and Mr. Man from Da Bush Babees. They get props for the name off the rip. Hell, these niggas need to do a mixtape for rockthedub! Anyways, those cats + the mighty Monie Love + a super bouncy, reggae-tinged beat? No contest. You can grab the entire single HERE (via Breukelen HiFi); shouts to DJ Mixx for this one - watch out for more fire from him, soon come!
Stagga "Terminator Remix": Shouts to the Chrome Kids for getting up with Stagga. I got passed this tune via e-mail; Stagga and Chrome Kids have an EP dropping soon entitled Staggamuffin, and on this EP there's a tune entitled "Determined". When Stagga heard about Goldie's disdain for people sampling/remixing his classic tunes (just ask Redeyes, he was the subject of infamous chatter a few years back, after remixing "Inner City Life"), Stagga flipped "Determined" and added bits from Goldie's classic "Terminator", and here you have it. Quality tune with a stern middle finger pon de air! Watch for Staggamuffin to drop on July 4th on Chrome Kids.
I randomly saw the above flyer laying on the ground on my way to work. Looks like CNN's Capone is going to be hosting this mixtape release party for Supreme Alliance Entertainment in Trenton, NJ at The Phoenix on May 30th. I hope the cats keep their clappers in the crib!
Usually we drop these behind the scenes before the track comes out, but during Brown Bag Season, anything is possible. Check out Skyzoo & J57 recording "Lights Out":
Shouts to Matt at Coalmine for hitting me with this exclusive footage; this is some straight out the vaults shit, showcasing Eminem's FIRST video interview:
But a young spring chicken back in 1998, UGHH's CEO Quest tests the high waters of big things to come as he ventures into the bowels of the since extinct Club Hibernia in the heart of downtown Boston to garner attention for an UndergroundHipHop.com website he was just beginning to develop at the time. Using his 8mm camera, the valiant young entrepreneur captures Eminem 10 years ago in the first video interview ever conducted with the then blossoming vanilla boy wonder. Tagged on to the end of this twelve minute time-capsule, a highly intoxicated Royce Da 5'9" accompanies Eminem in the basement of Boston's infamous Middle East nightclub to discuss the origins of "Bad Meets Evil", their collaboration for the then newly released "Slim Shady LP." Eminem's manager Paul Rosenberg reminds Eminem of having met Quest / UGHH before the Slim Shady LP release in another section of the city, to which Eminem (whose ego has exponentially expanded) exclaims, "Before we were dicks. Now we're BIG DICKS!"
Here's another batch of sick beats from Tha Silent Partner. "Platters is a series just focusing on beats set with a theme. Other than that....ANYTHING GOES! And with TAPE DECK, the theme now focuses on it's creator...." If you need some ill beats to vibe to, throw this tape on and cool out... or burn something.
DOWNLOAD Tha Silent Partner The Platters, Act 3: Tape Deck
This dropped in Japan last November. As Round 2 of MarkFader's Pound4Pound series, he provides the instrumentals from this pack. Download it and tell the man thanks.Round 3 will be dropping soon, as well as an EP/mixtape later this summer. Keep it locked!
The Kid Daytona "Twilight" (prod. by Jet Audio) [clean \ dirty]: Didn't dude just put out a project? This is a certified club scorcher - I'd love to see Cipha Sounds play this on Hot 97 and see where this record could go. With those accents, this one has serious potential. Come Fly With Me drops June 30th.
Anyways, I just want to hear some tracks. Be about it, stop speaking. Via Nah Right.
Articulate "Still Fly": I fucked with the Big Tymers original, and its good to hear Bmore's own Articulate body it with his lyrical dexerity. For those of you looking for shit of his to leak, I'm the plumber. Nothing drips unless I say so. Or at least until I'm asked to let it flow by the water company.
Anyways, put on your screw face and rock to this one.