Saturday, May 09, 2009

Happy Birthday, GFK

Pardon me, but Ghostface Killah celebrated his 39th birthday today. I'm a lil deep into this OE, so I'm just gonna post some of my favorite GFK tracks.

There's many more, but I don't want to link up Ghost's entire catalogue... do I?

Swine Flu Skank

Remedial Dance Craze FTW:



Shouts to DJ Cable, as per usual.

Cutty Ranks "Limb By Limb (REWIND Remix)"

Cutty Ranks "Limb By Limb (REWIND Remix)": About to spend some time with the fam-a-lam (Chinese buffet FTW), but wanted to drop some Junglistic stylings for those of you who are like "fucka Hip-Hop". Oddly enough, this flips a host of Hip-Hop samples (Biggie's "Unbelievable", "Tried By 12", etc.), but they mash dem down with breakbeats all over the place. I believe Soundmurderer's REWIND label is (was?) out of Detroit, but they come with the old school Jungle/Ragga flavor, and this is always a staple of sets from NYC's Survival crew. Watch out for the quick Eminem snippet in the bonus beat.

Bonus Beats Soundmurderer & SK-1 "Dreader Than Dread"

EDIT Black + white pic via Innermann, apparently.

[video] Behind The Scenes: Cassie "Must Be Love"



Few things: one, she looks dumb as fuck with that haircut. Two, Diddy, stop lying, saying her cut is "fresh". Three, this is going to be my jam for the summer.

[video] Fokis - Slingin' Weight (Episode 4)

Uncle Murda "Where We At"

Uncle Murda "Where We At" (prod. by Ron Browz): Here's another round of retarded ad-libs from East New York's Uncle Murda. I know you see that Ron Browz on there, but this is void of Auto Tune, and it knocks HARD! The way he flipped that organ has me open.

I dedicate this one to my nigga DJ Nappy and all the screwface niggas lookin' for some shit to get into tonight.

[video] J-Shin "Your Woman Chose Me"



J-Shin's album, Your Woman Chose Me, is in stores June 30th.

[video] Suicide Music Commercial 1

Here's a graphic commercial for L.E.G.A.C.Y.'s forthcoming Suicide Music LP, featuring a snippet of his new single, "The Greatest":

[video] M-Dot's Western European Tour

Here's a mini-documentary of M-Dot's Western European tour, featuring cameos from Freestyle of The Arsonists and DJ Stress:



I also have a scan of the back cover from M-Dot's forthcoming mixtape, M.oney D.oesn't O.wn T.hought, which drops on May the 15th:


We've also got a sneak peek from the mixtape: M-Dot "Things On Your Mind". Enjoy this, try to enjoy the day, and keep it locked for the mixtape and MORE from the EMS crew! Shouts to Rev all day.

Excess Bangers 25 - Silver

25 of ANYTHING is a great achievement; being a Black man in America and living to see 25 is damn near impossible! So, Highbrid Nation is celebrating the 25th edition of their Excess Bangers mixtape series with a massive two disc set! FOR FREE!

DOWNLOAD Disc 1

Tracklist:

01. Eminem - Medicine Ball
02. Lloyd Banks - My Girl
03. Gucci Mane - Neva Had Shit
04. Cahmodity ft Rascal Gemstar - Keep Dumpin’ (Produced By P.O.P)
05. Ludacris - Grizzly
06. Camron - Never Ever (produced_by_skitzo)
07. Young Jeezy - Dead Or Alive
08. Capone-N-Noreaga - Dead Broke
09. Cahmodity - Fresh Shit On
10. Raekwon - Whips & Kicks
11. Brisco ft. Busta Rhymes & Flo-Rida - You Know What I’m Talking Bout
12. Styles P feat AP - Super Ghost
13. P.O.P. & Rascal ft. Gemstar - Million Dollar Dream
14. French Montana Ft. Max B - This Morning (No DJ)
15. Jabari feat. Pusha T & Nicki Minaj - Dopeman (Prod. by Cookin’ Soul)
16. Mike Jones - Shit On Boyz ft. King Mello, Lil Flip, Killa Kyleon
17. Two-1 (aka “Dos Un”)- Vice Grippin’ (Produced By Evorgleb)
18. St. Lunatics - Get Low 2 Da Flo (Prod. By Play-N-Skillz)
19. Young Buck - Gotta Love It
20. D.Julien - Civil War Ft. Co$$

DOWNLOAD Disc 2

Tracklist:

01. Lloyd Banks - Reborn (No DJ)
02. Camron - Crime Pays
03. Gucci Mane Feat. Three 6 Mafia, Project Pat Yung Joc, OJ Da Juiceman, - Never Too Much REMIX
04. Eminem ft. Dr Dre - Old Times Sake
05. C.M.(Two-1 & Gemstar), Rascal ft 66′240 of 304Reconz - Keep The Timbs On (Prod. By Skee Stylus)
06. Juelz Santana, John Depp, Richmond Rabb - Dont Want You Back
07. Max B - Take Your Breath Away
08. Kool G Rap - Dopeman
09. Lloyd Banks - Real Recognize Real (ft. Jay Rock) (No DJ)
10. Cahmodity ft. Y-Meek - Scream Southside
11. Lil Wyte - Some Other Shit-2009
12. Mike Jones Feat. UGK - I Got It
13. Paul Wall ft. Trae & Lil Keke - Pressin Them Buttons
14. Phinesse ft. Glasses Malone- It’s Over
15. C.M.(Two-1 & Gemstar) ft Rascal -Love Song
16. Pete Rock - Just A Word Or Two
17. Slum Village ft. Marsha Ambrosius - Cloud 9
18. Buggs Tha Rocka Ft. Little Brother - Get Away
19. Finale - Heat (Produced by J Dilla)
20. Torae & Marco Polo - Party Crashers

Enjoy that! Congrats on the 25, fam!

JoJo Simmons Gets High

Why am I not surprised that JoJo Simmons got arrested for marijuana possession? I remember the episode where Method Man & Redman performed at Rev Run's birthday party - you know that was the seed (no pun intended)... I kid. But seriously, dude shouldn't have tried to throw the whip in reverse - just shut it all down and take your lumps.

Oddly enough, the new season of Run's House starts this week - there's a marathon on MTV2 RIGHT NO. I just wish the season wasn't in the can, so we could see Run flippin' off on JoJo.

Friday, May 08, 2009

[video] Angie Martinez x Ciara

M@RVELOU$ "History"

M@RVELOU$ "History": Here's another cut from Marv's Me And My Money mixtape. Dude attacks this Dilla beat like whoa. Someone is really telling me to rock some Jay Dee this weekend. Sunday might be the day...

[video] Grind Time Presents: Seel Fresh vs. Tut

[video] Tahiry Turns 21

I would've guessed she was a bit older...

[video] Ninjasonik "Danger (She Smashed The Homie)"



Shouts to DI1 for the heads up. Fin.

Rihanna Naked

I guess those leaked LAPD photos aren't the only things Rihanna's camp has to deal with. I'm not sure who YoungTurk is, but he's thrown up some photos of what looks like Rihanna in the buff.

Rihanna naked > Cassie naked.

Shouts to Enigmatik for the heads up on this one. Grab all of the shots here.

EDIT TSS has the watermark-less shots (as well as this winner pic of Chris Brown with panties on his head), and Complex compares Cassie's nudes to Rihanna's nudes.

EDIT Now the question remains: did Chris Brown leak the photos? Interesting angle, considering the hype about the leaked LAPD photos. Maybe he's trying to make her submit to help get the case thrown out? Who knows...

EDIT Now Rihanna's camp has spoken out. They allege what I was wondering: are these really pics of homegirl? They can argue "no", seeing as none of the naked flicks have Rihanna's face in them. But does that mean its not her, or could she just not fit her head in the shots of her ass and whatnot? I'm just saying...

[video] Cam'ron "Cookies-N-Apple Juice" / "Silky (No Homo)"

Friday, May 8th 2009 playlist

Truth be told, I'm tired. And I don't want to be at work. But I'm here, and here's this week's batch of shit, for good or ill.

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I can't say it enough: Broklynati > anything else you're listening to, right now. Get the story behind one of my favorite albums of 2009:



Order the album via IM Culture, and enjoy the weekend. Happy Mother's Day to all the real moms out there - you probably don't fuck with RTD, but your kids do! Holla.

Braille "Thinking Shoes"

Braille "Thinking Shoes" (prod. by Kid Hum): Here's a leak from Offshore Drilling, which will drop on Monday (May 11th). It's been a long-time coming for this, and throughout the many e-mails I've exchanged with Hum (and the host of fresh MCs who laced these beats), I knew it'd come out dope. Getting Braille to contribute was definitely a blessing - I believe the night Hum told me he'd be lacing one of the tracks, I randomly saw a Braille track featured on Making The Band 4. Is that irony? I don't know, but I do know that Braille weaved some cautionary lines, making you really think about the idea of trying to be someone else. I know I used to think "it'd be cool to be _____", but when you realize that everyone has some kind of strife and problems in their life, you know that you just have to live with the cards you were dealt.

Well, that's what I took away from it. Tell me what you think. And make sure you didn't miss The Fuel EP, which dropped this past Monday. Enjoy.

J Dilla ft. Danny Brown "Dilla Bot Vs. The Hybrid"

J Dilla ft. Danny Brown "Dilla Bot Vs. The Hybrid": Here's a slice of what you can find on Jay $tay Paid, which drops on Nature Sounds in June. Nothing like sick Dilla to put you in a good mood on a Friday. Might need to tip a 40 in tribute to Dilla Dog this weekend.

Via Meka by way of Renaissance Soul.

[video] Asher Roth & the Racial Crossroads

Drake "Take You Down"

Drake "Take You Down": I guess its good to be friends with Jamaican Pirates. Enigmatik laced your Internets with this freestyle taken from Friends With Money: The Drought Is Over (Drake Edition), which is set to drop Monday, May 11th (which is the same day Kid Hum and I are dropping Offshore Drilling). Enjoy this smooth R&B tonight with your tasty.

EDIT Here's the No DJ, via Mr. X.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

EMS x RTD: ThrowBack Thursday 002

Last week, we brought you one track... this week? EMS is throwing out an entire album!

For part 2 of EMSxRTD's "Throwback Thursday I give you "Neighborhood Knock" a complete street album/mixtape. While touring the Boston rap scene, M-Dot met up with another local named Grime Tha MC (of The Camp) & after doing some shows together it was discovered they somehow lived on the same street & never even knew about it. So from that they decided they should do an album together and this was the final product. A soulful, gritty, boom-bap filled street album/mixtape with lyrics and stories of everyday life and struggle.

DOWNLOAD M-Dot & Grime Tha MC Neighborhood Knock

01. All I Have (Prod. by Kenshin)
02. Heartless (Prod. by Teddy Roxpin)
03. The Pick-Up (Prod. by Kenshin)
04. I Know You're Lying feat. XL (Prod. by Kenshin)
05. Break-In Records (Prod. by Kenshin)
06. Faith In You (Prod. by Shears)
07. Lonely Street feat. Alias & Revalation (Prod. by Kenshin)
08. On The Radio (Prod. by Grime Tha MC)
09. Let Me Love You (Prod. by Dailo)
10. Salute (Prod. by Kenshin)
11. Sometimes (Prod. by Rick Flare)
12. It's all True (Prod. by Shears)
13. Born Sinners (Prod. by Kore)
14. The Reprisal feat. Mayhem (Prod. by E. One)

Love that! Shouts to Rev for the hookup!

[video] Eminem On German TV

Freestyle:


"We Made You" Performance:

Destiny's Child "Emotions (Jansport J Remix)"

Destiny's Child "Emotions (Jansport J Remix)": The homey Jansport J flips Destiny's Child's flip of Samantha Sang's "Emotion". Reminds me of when 9th Wonder would throw out his various remixes. Has that ill Soul string vibe to it. Must download and blast this while doing your Saturday morning chores.

Hi-Jynx "Paradise" [preview]

Hi-Jynx "Paradise" [preview]: I had seen Hi-Jynx's name around - I believe Shake threw up a track that he was on with PreZZure. I'm not sure where this will end up, but this throwback sampling banger fits right into my flavor on a chilly May night like this. I hear the bad asses out there screaming, and I'm about to crack a freeze pop and try to cool out. I'm kind of focused, and I hope I get more cuts from this dude via the ABM NY fam.

Bonus Beats Jeremiah ft. Hi-Jynx "Birthday Sex (Remix)"

Finale "Heat"

Finale "Heat" (prod. by J Dilla): Finale got a co-sign from Dilla Dog before he passed, and this beat was off one of Jay Dee's beat CDs, and made before his untimely passing. This isn't the run-of-the-mill Dilla beat - its a bit grimier, kind of understated to be honest, but Finale blasts through the whole thing like a bazooka ginsu. Whatever that means.

I believe Interdependent Media is giving away 45s with this one (b/w Tanya Morgan's "So Damn Down") if you order Brooklynati early, so you vinyl lovers, get on it!

[video] Play Ents "Bring It Back"

The UK Remedial Dance Olympics continue on:



DJ Cable says I should make up my own dance. Need to perfect the RTD Strut!

Rihanna ft. Lady Gaga "Silly Boy"

Rihanna ft. Lady Gaga "Silly Boy": Not sure how long this one has been sitting around, but it looks like Rihanna picked up right where she left off with Good Girl Gone Bad. This style might be the one she needs to stick with to thrust herself back into the limelight... no? Big up to Digiwaxx for the hookup.

BK Cyph "Ode To Panamanian Cricket"

BK Cyph "Ode To Panamanian Cricket":On twitter the other day, I made a comment about how Lady Gaga's ass > Lady Gaga's face. The nigga BK Cyph hit me like "I don't really see the hype", and hipped me to THIS. I was definitely blown away - damn. I know of a few Panamanians, and I never seen them stacked like THAT! Cyph said he'd rhyme to any beat about Panamanian Cricket ass, and I hit him with Cassie's "Must Be Love" instrumental, early.

Today he hit me with the ode; here's his note on the situation:

A few days ago some pics leaked online of some chicks at a Cricket game in Panama. FUCKIN AMAZING! Some folks are claiming photoshop and that may be the case, but I couldn't take that chance. I've already booked my flight to Panama City and I'm embarking on a Borat-like expedition- wish me luck. But before I left, I decided to write a little song about it for your listening pleasures. Oh yeah, shouts to Cassie and all the good folks in the dELiA*s mailroom. HA!

Speaking of Cassie, don't say that the she's topless... say the titties is out.

EDIT Looks like we've been had. Fun while it lasted?

FuseBox Radio (Week of May 6, 2009)





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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 6, 2009 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

This week's commentary focused on the influence of companies trying to rename the swine flu outbreak, the passing of artist Ernie Barnes and the strangeness/ higher up marketing plan to have Black Billionaire, TV host & tastemaker Oprah Winfrey promote out of all things in the world, free chicken to people in the U.S. along with some other things here and there.



We also had a great interview with up and coming independent R&B artist T. Plezya (http://www.myspace.com/tplezya) about his artistic influences, experience as an overseas music artist before coming to the U.S., the music industry in general, his upcoming projects and other things here and there.

We do have a new Black Agenda Report segment but no new DirectEFX segement this week.

Feel free to check out some recent episodes of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast here on BlackRadioIsBack.com - all of the shows are clean/radio friendly.

FuseBox Radio Playlist for the Week of May 6, 2009 (in no particular order)

Blahzay Blazhay/Danger Pt. 2/Fader & PGD
Mistah F.A.B./No 420/Thizz Ent.
MC Lyte feat. Charles Hamilton/Loading/White Label (http://www.OfficialMCLyte.com)
Jadakiss feat. OJ the Juiceman & Swizz Beats/Who's Real/D-Block & Def Jam
The Clipse feat. Kanye West/Kinda A Big Deal/Columbia
KRS-One & Buckshot/Robot/Duckdown
Tanya Morgan/So Damn Down/Interdependent Media
Busta Rhymes feat. Spliff Star & Show Money/I'm Back/Flipmode, Violator & Universal Motown
Mr. Scruff feat. Pete Simpson/This Way/Ninja Tune
M. Beezy/It's Hard (Hard Times)/Low Key Key & Flatbroke (http://www.myspace.com/mbeezy12)
Serius Jones/Ain't It True/White Label (http://www.GetSerius.com)
Chester French/She Loves Everybody/Star Trak
Bobby Creekwater feat. Stat Quo & Sandman/Trying To Make It/BGOV
Nikki Lynette/Oooh Mommy/NikkiLynette.com
Nas/Legendgary/White Label
Wale feat. Lady Gaga/Chillin'/Allido Records & Interscope
Method Man & Redman/A Yo/Def Jam
AmDex/Change Your Style/Domination Recordings
T. Plezya/Blinded (Beauty)/White Label (http://www.myspace.com/tplezya)
T. Plezya/V.I.P./White Label (http://www.myspace.com/tplezya)
Lokixximo & DJ Mesta/Noche Europea (inst.)/Lokixximo Music
DJ Quik/Hey Playa! (inst.)/Mad Science & RBC
Finale/Jumper Cables (inst.)/Interdependent Media.
AmDex feat. DT Laws/Older & Wiser (inst.)/Domination Recordings
Thad Reid/Do My Thang (inst.)/ThadReid.com
Stat Quo/Stylin' (inst.)/Sperry Park Productions
Ace Hood feat. Akon & T-Pain/Overtime (inst.)/We The Best Music Group & Def Jam
Skull Gang feat. Juelz Santana/I Am The Club (inst.)/Skull Gang Ent. & E1 Music
Big Boi/Ringtone (inst.)/LaFace

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, BlackCoffeeChannel.com (Coming Soon), Gutta Muzik (HD) Radio (Coming Soon)


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[video] Behind The Scenes: Teena Marie & Faith Evans "Can't Last A Day"

Method Man & Redman x Green Lantern Lights Out Mixtape

Do I really need to throw some words about this? Meth and Red AND Green Lantern? Let's Go!

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Tracklist:

01 Lights Out Intro
02 Dangerous MCs
03 Big Dogs
04 A Yo f. Saukrates
05 Well All Rite Cha
06 How High
07 City Lights f. UGK
08 Interlude
09 The Rockwilder
10 Tear It Off
11 4 Minutes to Lock Down f. Raekwon & Ghostface
12 Lights Out Outro

Via Mr. X. EDIT Link updated.

[video] Kanye West "Two Words" (Previously Unreleased"

Featuring Freeway & Mos Def:

[video] Behind The Scenes: Cam'rom "Cookies & Apple Juice"

D.Julien ft. Co$$ "Civil War"

D.Julien ft. Co$$ "Civil War": Two of the freshest from both coasts link up on this fire track - that beat is so big, and they coast effortlessly atop it. D says he has a new project on the way - be ready for the onslaught!

DJ Mickey Knox Love Is... A Homage To Al Green

If you're not up on Al Green, I'd say you should jump out of the nearest window (no Ron Browz), but the homey Mickey Knox has dropped this mixtape for you to get your classic Soul learn on.

DOWNLOAD

Tracklist:

Let’s Stay Together
Call Me
Love & Happiness
Erick Sermon - Love Is
I’m Still In Love With You
Look What You Done For Me
Tired Of Being Alone
Nas - Rewind
I Wish You Were Here With Me
La La For You
Simply Beautiful
Talib Kweli - Good To You
What A Wonderful Thing Love Is
Brand Nubian - Momma
I’m Glad You’re Mine
Eric B & Rakim - Mahogany
Here I Am
What Is This Feeling
So You’re Leaving
I’ve Never Found A Girl
You Ought To Be With Me
Ghostface, Raekwon - 260

Gotta love it!

[video] Erup "Click Mi Finger"



Cipha Sounds plays the shit out of this one. Big tune!

[video] Behind The Scenes: Maino "My Life"

[video] Onyx "Money In The Sky"

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Breez Evahflowin "Over"

Breez Evahflowin ft. Swave Sevah & Shaneeka Harrell "Over" (prod. by Dave "Daveytree" Archuletta): Breez' Breez Deez Treez drops this summer on Domination. This is good rainy night music. Breez keeps it moving - I wonder how ill the LP will be.

[video] Rick Ross ft. The-Dream "All I Really Want"



Bonus Beats "Rick Ross The Boss Brain Buster", from today's Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg.

[video] Slim "Heel's On"

Featuring Ron Browz & Deezo:

Willie Joe & B.o.B. "LIl' Rascals"

Willie Joe & B.o.B. "Lil' Rascals": I know this track had already been leaked, but after the night I've had, I had to throw this up. I've cracked my 22 of Becks and I'm reflecting on the last 3 hours of my life, damn near murdering my 2 1/2 year old son (in the right) and his homey Noah. Man, these little kids will drive a nigga crazy! Anyways, this track is my shit - something about that part of the Lil' Rascals theme hits me on a certain level. Plus, its cool to think about my son runnin' wild as a lil' nigga... although he'll never be on the level of grime that Willie and Bobby Ray speak on in this one, if I do my job. Fuck that.



"I'm somethin' like a weak-nigga tester" is a dope line. And this is a dope song. And raising a son is one of the dopest things I've done in my life. Otay?

[video] Reflection Eternal In The Studio

[video] Spec Boogie "Warriors"



Watch out for Spec's Summer Movie Season mixtape, where he raps over his favorite movie scores - July 2009! More video mash-ups to come.

[video] will.i.am On Oprah

Part 1


Part 2

Electrik Red How To Be A Lady, Vol. 1 Cover

How any chick who puts out a single called "We Fuck You" can teach ANYONE how to be a lady is beyond me, but you can pre-order this hypocritical RnB schlock via Amazon.

EDIT Taken from the write-up on Amazon:

"You know how back then the Spice Girls had girl power?" asks Sarah. "With us it's lady power, girl power on crack!"

That doesn't even sound right; remedial life FTL.

[video] PreZZure Presents "CanYaFeeliT???" Commercial #8



Shouts to Enigmatik for the assistance.

Bonus Beats PreZZure Presents "CanYaFeeliT???" Commercial #8

[video] Katy Perry "Waking Up In Vegas"

[video] Keyshia Cole ft. Monica "Trust"

[video] Lil' Kim ELIMINATED From Dancing With The Stars



I really thought she had it.

M@RV3LOU$ "Fabricated Talk"

M@RV3LOU$ "Fabricated Talk": Gotta love twitter; cats hit you with joints on the regular, and it seems like everything is there, piecemeal. East New York's Marv kicks some real talk about you fake talking niggas atop N*E*R*D's "Rockstar", and it sounds major. Get at him on his blog and on twitter, and be like "send khal more fire!"; this is the first single from his mixtape, Me And My Money.

[video] Sex, Haze & Hip-Hop Trailer

Icadon x Penthouse Magazine, coming (no pun intended) on June 12th:



Via Icadon's blog.

Lady Gaga ft. Busta Rhymes "Just Dance (Ted Smooth Remix)"

Lady Gaga ft. Busta Rhymes "Just Dance (Ted Smooth Remix)" [clean \ dirty]: In an age where the term "mash-up" has erased what I grew up on, the BLEND, Harlem's Ted Smooth is keeping the sound alive. Just peep how he took Fatty GaGa's track and threw the "Nigga What, Nigga Who" beat underneath, really playing with the varying tempos. Solid work.

MP3s via Splash.

For those looking for more Ted Smooth remixes, hit up this post Cipha Sounds did a few months back; he has thoroughly rinsed his blends of "Jumping Out The Window" and "Blame It", among others. MORE FIRE!

[video] Del The Funky Homosapien "Get It Right Now"



Bonus Beats Del The Funky Homosapien "Get It Right Now"

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

French Montana ft. Max B "This Morning"

French Montana ft. Max B "This Morning" (prod. by MegaMan): This No DJ cut goes out to my nigga SBK, who was just tellin' me earlier how much he dug tracks with those (as he would describe it) "tickticktickticktickticktickticktick" hi-hats. Why these niggas sound like Bone Thugs randomly is beyond me, but vibe to this one on a muggy summer night.

Shouts to Trafficker Mgmt. for this one!

Wale x Tanya Morgan (May 7th, 2009)

Should be an ill show, especially if you fucks with Brooklynati.

Botchmania 75

[video] Guy Torry Goes IN!

I peeped this Tommy Davidson video last night:



Then there's ANOTHER one with him going in on Kim Whitely!?



I guess his brother is alive! This is from TV One's John Witherspoon Roast... now I wish I had this channel!

[video] Day26 Beefin' With Donnie Klang?

Apparently Donnie's "camera time" comment from the finale touched a nerve in these niggas:



I thought BitchAssNess was out?

[video] Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow" On Ellen

Yeah, I'm not feelin' this one at all.

[video] 8thW1 "Drunken Saturday"



Directed by Court Dunn of Restless Films.

Wafeek "The Real Thing"

Wafeek "The Real Thing": Feekee's latest leak keeps the gonzo alive, giving you that brutal honesty that most rappers seem to disregard...

True story: It's not madness that allows Feekee to get past serious heartbreak after his woman leaves him for her gay lover. In this song, Feekee's prophetic calm defies the rage, and he declares future love with optimistic melodies and a lush rhythmic foreground. The prime mesh of soul samples and sly backing drums entrance the listener as Feekee paints the possibilities of his new relationship. The Auto-tune, labeled robotic by some, is employed to display Feekee's unique approach to the device. The song's hook, " hello, hello, hello, hello, hello, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye," sums it all up.

Marinate on that.

[video] Teairra Mari ft. Flo-Rida "Cause A Scene"

The Kid Daytona x Mick Boogie The Daytona 500

So, you've been waiting for it: The Daytona 500, which is Mick Boogie & The Kid Daytona's project. Six cuts, all sampling Bob James' "Nautilus". 'Nuff said, honestly.

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Tracklist:

1. The First Lap
2. The Wings {prod. 6th Sense}
3. The Body {prod. Ill Bomb}
4. The Engine {prod. Double 0}
5. The Navigation {prod. Jet Audio}
6. The Take Off (Flight) {prod. The Government}
7. The Pit Crew *BONUS TRACK* feat. Outasight, Harlem's Cash, 6th Sense {prod. 6th Sense}

Come Fly With Me will drop in June - keep it locked!

[video] Deliquent Habits "Tres Deliquentes"



Happy Cinco de Mayo!

[video] Behind The Scenes BONANZA

Here are some behind-the-scenes videos that the homies at OnSMASH put up recently:

Jeremiah "Birthday Sex"


Fabolous "A Toast To The Good Life"


DJ Webstar "Dancing On Me"

Tanya Morgan Brooklynati [review]

Back in the summer of 1999, I was very green: this was the summer before I went to my lonely year at LaSalle, the summer where I finally used my own hard-earned money to cop shit I loved (shelltoes and Ecko backpacks), which happened to include good music. That summer, my discman played a few discs non-stop: Company Flow's Funcrusher Plus, Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star and The Roots' Things Fall Apart. I remember this summer because of these albums - they documented where I was at mentally and emotionally in my life, and, front-to-back, are some of the cornerstones in the next phase of my Hip-Hop evolution.

And, sadly, this is the last time I remember buying albums that I could play without skipping... until now. And on May 12th, you'll be able to cop what I'm calling my favorite album of 2009, Tanya Morgan's Brooklynati. Some call TM our generation's De La or Tribe. I can see that, but really, I just consider them to be ill. They are our Tanya Morgan, the evolution of that female that Common used to love, and has now (seemingly) abandoned. And with Brooklynati, the sound that they've cultivated since Moonlighting has blossomed into a busty, beautiful bombshell, eager to intoxicate and entice with her soothing grooves and insightful lyrics.

Sounds weird? Good. For your Internet geeks who clutch your Jansport packs tight, this one should win you over on beats alone. I threw this on on a rainy night, standing on the busstop, and I felt like I got transported to high school, when I could really ride out with an album, and not just skip back and forth to my favorite cuts or the rawest beats. And when you listen, the niggas are really saying something. Yeah, they do have tracks where they are "rappin' about rappin'" ("Just Not True"), but even those tracks are delivered on an iller plane than what some of these acts produce. The thing is, these are real niggas. If I lived in Brooklynati (which is one place I feel is like a second home), I would crack a brew with these cats and snap on the niggas walking through the hood.

Plus, these niggas are FUNNY! How many acts can throw together a running joke, like a Hip-Hop group that had one hit 15 years ago... then include a song that is their hit!?!? And make it sound like Onyx meets Souls of Mischief ("Hardcore Gentleman")?! Strolling through Brooklynati, you're forever treated to radio station drops and other soundbytes that will keep you chucklin' in between the beats, as if the seed that Prince Paul and De La planted has continued to bloom right in Yancey Park. They aren't just jokes, though - "Plan B" is a true testament for those artists who know they are doing what they are destined to, for its what fuels their drive; the trials and tribulations of being struggling (starving?) artists in today's music scene is broken down with real talk and honesty in "Don't U Holla", but in hearing tracks like the Lessondary crew-posse cut "Never Secondary" (whattup Elucid!?!?), or Blu-assisted "Morgan Blu", and you know that love is there - but, hey, we all need some kind of compensation for the work we do, nahmean?

And I'll be DAMNED if "Without U" isn't our generation's "I Used To Love H.E.R.", which is a dope completion to the cipher, if you understand the name Tanya Morgan.

The number of features include some of my favorites like Phonte, Brittany Bosco, Che Grand, Kay and a host of others, who addsome vibrant colors and voices to this already-stunning piece of material. Comedy, joy, pain, REAL LIFE... this is like a modern-day documentary of Anyhood, USA. I won't call it an opera, for no fat lady is singing... TM's legacy will continue on, and I'll keep bangin' this joint front to back until my wife tells me to cut the shit.

rock the dub gives Tanya Morgan's Brooklynati a 4.5 out of 5 stars for fresh lyrics, timeless beats and a complete, concise package that lives up to all of the hype and acclaim bestowed upon these talented brothers. Grab your boarding pass, the next train to Brooklynati departs... NOW!

For more info on Tanya Morgan, visit their MySpace page. Get some info on their label, Interdependent Media, HERE, and make sure you pre-order and cop the album (or the limited edition) from the IM store.

LISTEN "So Damn Down", "Morgan Blu" (ft. Blu)

Monday, May 04, 2009

Kid Hum & RTD Present The Fuel EP

We dropped the preview to Offshore Drilling last week, and now bring you the first fruits of our labor: The Fuel EP. "Fuel" was one of the illest cuts from Fossil Fuel, and ended up being one of the tracks that MCs gravitated towards when doing this compilation. We've got two dynamic versions of "Fuel" on this EP, as well as Kid Hum's original...

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Tracklist:

01: Kid Hum "Fuel" (original version) [prod. by Kid Hum]
02: Junclassic "Bouquet of Flowers" [prod. by Kid Hum]
03: Sky 7th "Rise Up" [prod. by Kid Hum]

There's one more version of "Fuel" that you've heard before, and will be featured on Offshore Drilling, as well as more cuts from both Sky 7th and Junclassic. We hope you guys enjoy this - and if you do, please spread the word!

[video] Jah Cure ft. Phyllisia "Call On Me"