Archive for 05/01/2009 - 06/01/2009
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Brown Bag AllStars "Got It All" (prod. by DJ Dyllemma): Damn, the way that sample got freaked hooked me, instantly. We're 12 days into Brown Bag Season, and I'm trying to find a dud - sounds like these niggas've been sitting on a satchel of gems! DeeJay Element on the cuts once again.
PreZZure x QuESt "Hip Hop Kids": Here's a dope new cut from two dope MCs who like to capitalize letters within their names. I'm gonna say that beat samples "Cupid", which is just dope off the rip... dope tribute to this thing of ours, regardless. This is the 3rd and final leak from PreZZure's CanYaFeeliT???, although the album version will be extended; you can also find this on QuESt's 1 Month Left mixtape. Keep it locked!
Shouts to DJ B Conscious for these videos:
If (when) I get more video, I'll be updated this post.
UPDATE BBAS rep J57 hit me up with some video of the Brown Bag AllStars at BHHF:
"Bang N Boogie"
"So Damn Down"
UPDATE The homey Junclassic did a write-up about his experience at BHHF that Kevin Nottingham posted; check it out HERE.
Buckshot, Smif-N-Wessun & Co.
B Conscoius posted a bunch more HERE.
1. Internet Goon- iGoon’s Intro
2. Revalation-Let’s Take It Back
3. D. Julien-Sinister Keys
4. Homeboy Sandman-Sand Be The Broham
5. M-Dot-Shout Out
6. M-Dot-Another Woman
7. J. Nolan-I Don’t Wanna Hear It
8. Mouse-Like I’m Posed To Be
9. Internet Goon-Internet Goon
10. Mike Classic-Intoxicated
11. Nov Ganon-Labels
12. Black Table Committee-Fly Than A Muhfucka
13. Revalation ft. Bobby B-What 2 Say
14. Lyriciss-Give Em A Show
15. Jasiri X-Here After
16. Homeboy Sandman-Everyday Love
18. RoTone-Shout Out
19. E.A.R.T.H ft. TIE-Sexin’ After Textin’
20. S-Caliber ft. Nate Landers-Hey Hollywood
21. Prezzure-Lonely Dayz
22. Wax-Summer In The City
24. Internet Goon Freestyle
Sick Sunday Selection.
Tom Chase "Chase O.A.": Deal hit me up like "would you like to hear an Elite Assembly member over the D.O.A. instrumental?"... what do I have to tell you niggas about these rhetorical questions! St. Joe Louis' Tom Chase ain't even PLAYING on this one. I like hearing dope MCs merk dope beats, period. EA's the game.
Gripz "RIP": Gripz hit me earlier this week, saying he was trying to get me some music; word to the wise: email@example.com. Anyways, this is a track in dedication to his Grandmother. I always appreciate when cats take time out to speak on those who have passed away. Respect, fam. What do you think about dude? You feeling him? Hit up his MySpace for more heat...
Bonus Beats Gripz "Stranger" (prod. by Anno Domini)
Kosha Dillz "Cellular Phone": Here's a new one from the 2009 Hot 97 Summer Jam MC Battle winner; some nice, fuzzy funk for your Saturday afternoon backyard BBQs. All kosher meals though, please! This is the first single from Beverly Dillz, which was entirely produced by the homey Belief. Nice work!
- Busta Rhymes ft. Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige, Common & John Legend "Decisions (Ted Smooth Remix)" [clean \ dirty] [Bonus Beats Busta Rhymes ft. Mavado & Bounty Killer "Kill Dem (Remix)" [clean \ dirty]]
- Nas "Be Worried" (prod. by Swizz Beats)
- Lil' Wayne "Girls Forever" (prod. by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League) [Bonus Beats "Ground Zero" (ft. Tyga) & "Ready For The World"]
- Fabolous ft. Trey Songz "Last Time" (prod. by Jermaine Dupri)
- T.I. "Make You Sweat"
- Young Jeezy "24/23"
- Gucci Mane ft. Snoop Dogg "Awesome" (prod. by Drumma Boy)
- Juvenile ft. Pharrell "They Know" (prod. by The Neptunes)
- Lupe Fiasco ft. Matthew Santos "Shining Down" [Bonus Beats Lupe Fiasco "Fire" (prod. by DJ Marbil)]
- Drag-On ft. Swizz Beats "Know What I'm Talkin' About" (prod. by Swizz Beats)
- Plies "Becky" [clean \ dirty]
- Slaughterhouse ft. M.O.P. "Woodstock"
- DJ Kay Slay ft. Styles P, Sheek Louch & Ray J "You Heard Of Us"
- Royce Da 5'9 "D.O.A. Redemption"
- Jermaine Dupri & Bow Wow "Always Stuntin'"
- Mariah Carey "Obsessed" (prod. by The-Dream & Tricky Stewart) [Bonus Beats Mariah Carey ft. Gucci Mane "Obsessed (Remix)"]
- Trey Songz ft. Soulja Boy & Gucci Mane "LOL :)"
- Ryan Leslie ft. Pusha T "Something That I Like"
- Jamie Foxx ft. Drake, The-Dream & Kanye West "Digital Girl (Remix)"
- Ace Hood ft. Ludacris "Born An OG"
- Killer Mike ft. Big Kuntry King "Imma Fool With It"
- Willy Northpole ft. Bobby V "#1 Side Chick"
- Wu-Tang Clan "Kill Too Hard"
- U-God ft. Raekwon & Slaine "Cocaine"
- Raekwon ft. Kool G Rap & M.O.P. "Ill Figures" [Bonus Beats Raekwon "Wu-Tang Still Rhymin'"]
- Sean Price "Ruck Down"
- Maino "Kill You" [clean \ dirty]
- Young Chris ft. Freeway "Last Two"
- Juganot ft. Maino & Jim Jones "Neva Stop (Remix)"
- Harry O ft. Mase & Ron Browz "Uptown Boy (Remix)"
- Sa-Ra Creative Partners "The Bone Song"
- Bishop Lamont ft. Dae One "Ain't No Other Nigga" (prod. by Drama Beats)
- Skillz ft. Dre Storm "It's Alright"
- Grafh ft. Cassidy "So Easy" [clean \ dirty]
- AZ "Refuse To Die"
- Krondon "For A Fee" (prod. by The Alchemist)
- Icadon "I Did It Myself" (prod. by Rockwilder) [Bonus Beats Icadon "Y'All Fucked Up"]
- J.A.M.E.S. WATTS "Ignorant Sh*t (The Re-Fix)"
- Revalation "When Your Blood Runs Cold"
- Markfader ft. Phenomenon & Jo Well "Picking Flowers"
- Sha Stimuli "Follow The Leader"
- Brown Bag AllStars "Dumbin' Out" (prod. by maticulous) [Bonus Beats Brown Bag AllStars "Uglyface" (prod. by marink)]
- Articulate "The Illest Out" [dirty \ edit]
- Donny Goines ft. QuESt "Let The Rain Fall" (prod. by Numonics)
- Homeboy Sandman "Sand Is The Broham"
- F. Stokes "Pretty Shit"
- Pugs Atomz ft. Naledge, Gravity & Carlos "I’m Gonna Leave"
- Sene "The Trade" (prod. by EmAy)
- June ft. Alkatraz "Dimelo Papi" [Bonus Beats June ft. Kool & AB3 "Obnoxious" (prod. by Ron Browz)]
- Thad Reid ft. Range "Payday"
- Richard Raw "Dear Pac"
- Marv Won "Chucky"
- Jay Child "Twitter Page"
- Chris J ft. Plies "Don't Need No Man" [clean \ dirty]
- Johnny Spanish "Raw Talent"
- blctxt "The Special" (prod. by King-I-Divine) [Bonus Beats blctxt "Drop Tears" (prod. by Dert)]
- Sy Hilton "Intro To A Dream" (prod. by Krill Krak) [Bonus Beats Sy Hilton "Higher" (prod. by Krill Krak)]
- City Haze ft. Levar Thomas "On My Way" (prod. by Andrew Lloyd) [Bonus Beats City Haze ft. LD & Jhoni "All About You" (prod. by Jimba Frosty)]
- Kertasy "Dreams Of An Up Comer" [Bonus Beats Kertasy "On Da Low"]
- American Yard "No You Didn't (Yes We Did)"
- Indy Sparks "Vibe" (prod. by J Slikk)
- The Paxtons ft. RAtheMC, AP & Te'Luv "Just Tonight (IGetPaidInOochieWally Mix)"
- Daniel Merriweather ft. Wale "Change (Hans Beck Remix)"
- Crooked I "Dear Tupac (Komplex Remix)"
- Skream vs. Benga at FWD (6/7/2009)
- "D.O.A." Remixed
- Take It Personal #19
- DJ JS-1 No Sell Out Mega Mix
- Slaughterhouse "DOA" Freestyle
- BK Cyph Rhymes Are Easy, Life is Hard Mixtape
- PreZZure Presents The Commercials
- Dubstepped Radio 002
- 50 Cent War Angel LP
- FuseBox Radio (Week of June 17th, 2009)
- BuckMarleyXXX.com Presents We Got Next Vol. 1
- Excess Bangers 31 - New Sagas, Old Legends
Here's some R&B from the homegirl Jimmie Reign:
Enjoy your weekend - I don't know if I will, but I'm going to try to.
Revalation "When Your Blood Runs Cold": You gotta love how Rev hit me with this extra early b/c he'd be out of town yesterday, and I plumb forgot it was in my inbox. Sorry fam! More words from the god: "This week is another gem off of "The Push Back" Mixtape, a compilation of old tracks, collabs and unreleased material from me. This time around I take it back to High School which I hated. Most people loved it, I couldn't fuckin' stand it or the people in it. Especially my high school "whore" sweetheart...lol. You'll see what I mean, just peep this 3 verse masterpiece over Cam'Ron's "Down & Out" and tell me, what you gonna do When Your Blood Runs Cold?"; gotta love it.
I cracked a piece of the case to my BlackBerry, and it made me mad. Then I realized I had a new edition of Highbrid Nation's Excess Bangers series, and I got happy.
01. Young Jeezy - 24-23
02. Nipsey Hussle ft. June Summers & Tasleema - Gotta Make It
03. Lupe Fiasco - Shining Down
04. Crooked I - Dear Tupac (A Letter to Pac) (Komplex Remix)
05. Slaughterhouse ft. M.O.P. - Woodstock
06. U-God ft. Raekwon & Slaine - Cocaine
07. Wale Ft. Big Sean, Kenn Starr & Mike Posner - Wonder Why
08. Ace Hood ft. Ludacris - Born An OG
09. Killer Mike - My City (Produced By Don Cannon)
10. Grafh ft. Cassidy - So Easy
11. Freeway ft Jay Bottomz - This Is My Life
12. Willy Northpole ft. Bobby Valentino - #1 Side Chick
13. Joell Ortiz ft. Chronz - Need More
14. Plies - Becky
15. Camp Lo - Summer Love
16. Mickey Factz - Flyin Ballons(Prod. by Cookin Soul)
17. Jae Millz - I Feel Me
18. Reks - I Too America
19. Royal That Great ft A.Truth & Yung Bklyn - On Da Grind
Enjoy this one.
Dallas Penn gives the internets an all-access pass:
DP and I spoke for a bit today on the phone - you think dude is getting up? You don't even know the half of his activities, and I know... I don't even know the half! Keep your eyes peeled to dude's work.
I've been a growing fan of Juan Epstein over the last year or so. I caught a little late, but once I did the knowledge and listened to everything Ciph and Rosenberg have been working on, I became an instant fan. These guys put in work, and remind me of niggas I would like to hang out with and shoot the shit.
Sometime in 2008, they spoke on recording an episode of Juan Epstein in front of a live audience. And now, on the 24th of June at the 92Y Tribeca at 7PM, Juan Epstein will be recording LIVE! There will be DJs and MCs in attendance, but I don't have a boatload of info... as of yet. Tickets are available now - if I could be there, I would be there. This should be interesting! Props to Mic Sean for the heads up!
June ft. Alkatraz "Dimelo Papi": Hah this is a hype track; reminds me of that instant-hype that early DMX tracks would give you. June's working of the drum roll into his lyrics was ill, and while I didn't know what he was saying, that 2nd verse was sick. This should be a track you throw in the Jeep and blast - LOUD!
Shouts to June and Buck.
Huey ft. Juelz Santana & Bobby V "PAYOW!": I actually dropped this in last week's playlist, and forgot to do a specific drop on it. This is possibly the funniest Remedial Rap track I've heard in a bit. Forget the fact that Huey twerks that Auto-Tune... dude is definitely "harmonizing" about his pipelayin'. Bobby V's chorus is the real capper - the fact that dude is making a hook like "you don't know I got that PAYOOOOW!" sound like the hottest shit out there. I could've done without that Juelz cameo, but I get it. Shouts to Michelle.
I had no idea Buck Marley was from Jersey (Union County, whuddup!?!?!); he's been doing the blog-thing for about a year and a half, and he's been making a name for himself. This is the first (of many) compilations he's put together, featuring a batch of artists you mess with. Mixed by DJ Tech Support, its full of exclusive, dope music - including a dope outro cut! Don't sleep!
DOWNLOAD BuckMarleyXXX.com Presents We Got Next Vol. 1
Daniel Merriweather ft. Wale "Change (Hans Beck Remix)": Hans Beck = Sam Han (aka @caughtintheweb, the producer of the Danyelliott podcast) and Charles Beck. They cooked up this remix for the RCRD LBL/Daniel Merriweather Contest; Mark Ronson and Daniel themselves will be picking the winner, so good luck to these Hans Beck fellows. This is pretty smooth - got a nice, fat bass and the mix really touches on the melodies in the track. Need some more of this, Sam!
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This is the latest episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah for the week of June 17, 2009 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.
Our commentary this week focused on the shoooting incident by a white supremacist at the National Holocaust Mueseum in Washington, DC and the racial repercussions beforehand and after wards along some other things here and there.
This week, we had a great interview with independent Hip-Hop and Reggaton crew Lokixximo (http://www.myspace.com/lokixximo) .
Some of the topics we covered during the interview included information on Lokixximo's family & musical influences as Hip-Hop & Reggaeton artists (especially being Bronx, NY representatives), the crew's success as a purely independent entity as a label with international touring, musicial collaboration and major sponsorships (and what other musicians can learn from their work and struggle), some upcoming mixtape and album projects in the future and a lot of other things!
Due to the length of this week's interview, we do not have new Black Agenda Report or Direct EFX segments 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 Week of June 17, 2009 (in no particular order)
Nas/Street Dreams (Fantastischen Vier RMX)/Ill Will & Def Jam
Fort Knox Five feat. Asheru/Insight/Fort Knox Five
Amerie/Why R U/Def Jam
La Coka Nostra feat. Bun B/Choose Your Side/Suburban Noize Recordings
Sabatta/Raw/MySpace.com White Label (http://www.sabatta.net)
Fudgie Springer/Money/Vybz Machine Intl.
Wu-Tang Clan feat. Ghostface Killah, AZ & Inspectah Deck/Harbormasters/Wu-Tang & E1
Breeze Brewin' (of the Juggaknots)/P.P.T./White Label (http://http://www.myspace.com/juggsmusic)
Johnny Polygon/Daydreamin'/Future Green Records & Invasion Music Group
M.O.P/ feat. Busta Rhymes/Blow The Horns/E1
Chicago Jones/The Weekend Begins/8th Chamber Recordings (http://www.myspace.com/piffjones)
Lokixximo/Abuelita/Jet Speed Records
Daria Jones/This Time You Lose/White Label (http://www.myspace.com/dariajonesmusic)
Mama's Mustache/Heavy Metal/White Label (http:/www.myspace.com/mama39smustache)
Pitbull/I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)/Ultra
Lokixximo feat. DJ Mesta/Noche Europa/Lokixximo Music
M. Beezy feat. Ole-E & T-Pain/2Nite 2Nite 2Nite/Low Key Key Figures
Funkghost/The Way I Rock My Clothes (inst.)/Grand Extravaganza Ent.
Swazy Baby/Half of It (inst.)/Slip-N-Slide
Jus Bleezy feat. T-Pain/I Gotta Tell Her (inst.)/JB Entertainment
CL Smooth/Da Piano (inst.)/White Label
S. Fresh/Shawty Really Luv It (inst.)/So Slimm Ent.
Buckshot & Kardinal Offishall/I Got Cha Open '09 (Smirnoff Ice RMX inst.)/White Label
Mike Epps/Trying To Be A Gangsta (inst.)/Koch
Dolla/Feelin' Myself (inst.)/Koch & Jive
Pitbull feat. Pharell/Blanco (inst.)/Polo Grounds & J Records
Black Eyed Peas/I Gotta Feeling (inst.)/Will.I.Am Music Group & Interscope
LMFAO/Yes (inst.)/Party Rock & Interscope
Duo Live/Give & Take (inst.)/Redemption Music Group
Cymarshall Law & Mr. Joeker/Love Sex or What (inst.)/Freedom Ent.
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, Honey Magazine, i95.FM, The PRess Junkie, 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!
Just saw this post over on Nah Right, stating that graf LEGEND, Iz The Wiz, finally succombed to his struggles with kidney failure. Prolific isn't even the word when speaking on Iz's contributions to the world of bombin'; dude is an icon, and anyone who has or is trying to get their name up should study his legacy. Rest in power.
EDIT KING's Iz Eulogy.
Brown Bag AllStars "Dumbin' Out" (prod. by maticulous): Gotta love the Brown Bag Season. Day 11 sees BBAS "dumb out" over a nice, funky beat. This beat is kinda upbeat, which is a poor contrast to the cloudy skies in the tri-state, but not every day within the season will be sunny. With cuts from DeeJay Element, though, the grey skies won't stop the shine from this one!
Does Tru Life have a project coming?
Homeboy Sandman "Sand Is The Broham": Check out this "Lark In My Go-Kart" murderation from the Homeboy Sandman. Dude's flow reminds me of Das EFX if they had crazy vocabulary - don't ask, I'm still waking up. As you can see by the cover, this is taken from the Summer With The Goons mixtape from Internet Goon; this tape will feature cats like PreZZure, D. Julien, Jasiri X, Wax, Lyriciss and others, and I imagine its gonna be kinda ill.
Icadon "I Did It Myself" (prod. by Rockwilder): If you been sleepin', you wouldn't know that Icadon's Mr. Digital is out now on Amaglam Digital. This one of those monstrous tracks, but its got those slower-bops... fire up something mean and throw this one in the whip, early.
If you heard Slaughterhouse on Invasion Radio, you should know the business here:
01 - Yong & The Widdler - Cloudchaser (unreleased)
02 - Kial - The Skywalker (unreleased)
03 - Murderbot - Crowd (Dead Homies)
04 - 12th Planet - Be Blatent (Smog)
05 - Dubsworth ft Bakir - Dirty Suthin (Dubs Alive)
06 - Rumblejunkie - Training (Dirty Circuit)
07 - Kid Simple - Body Slam (Shift Digi)
08 - Decree & Enuf - Auto Motive (forthcoming Stupid Fly)
09 - Dumbsteppaz - Sho Nuff (unreleased)
10 - Starkey - Creature (Planet Mu)
11 - Sloppy - Pony Organ (unreleased)
12 - Mastodon Tricycle - Bullshit (unreleased)
13 - Eskmo - I Dream I’m Flying (Ancestor)
14 - FBOM - Got to Get (unreleased)
15 - Svpreme Fiend - Colors (unreleased)
16 - Zeno - Dub no. 9 (Trillbass)
17 - Joker - Digidesign (Hyperdub)
18 - Elucid - My Mayor is a Billionaire (BBC) (forthcoming Sub Bass Diet)
19 - Jahdan Blakkamoore - The General (Liondub International)
20 - Jahdan Blakkamoore - The General (Noah D Remix) (Liondub International)
21 - Juju ft Don Carlos - Young Girl (bootleg)
22 - Mochipet ft K. Flay - Lazy Day (memes Jazzy Day Dub Wobble) (unreleased)
23 - Overcast Radio - Vendetta (Surface Tension)
Mariah Carey "Obsessed" (prod. by The-Dream & Tricky Stewart): I'm guessing this is the track that Dream spoke about on the Def Jam conference call; this goes at Eminem, and is the first single from her Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel LP. This premiered earlier today via many radio stations - what say you?
Props: YK2 Daily.
Bonus Beats Mariah Carey ft. Gucci Mane "Obsessed (Remix)" [via BoBO]
The hype for PreZZure's CanYaFeeliT??? has been helped by a series of commercials that you should've seen around the 'Net (at least on this very site); he's dropped the dope tracks into one package, with a bonus...
1. Commercial 1 (PreZZ Minus The Go Kart)
2. Commercial 2 (Heaven)
3. Commercial 3 (T.G.I.F.)
4. Commercial 4 (uMadeMe)
5. Commercial 5 (In My Dreams)
6. Commercial 6 (Rox Story)
7. Commercial 7 (Download x Delete)
8. Commercial 8 (Steve's Revenge)
9. Commercial 9 (D.O.P.E.Man)
10. Commercial 10 (GTA 4Ever)
11. Commercial 11 (No Greater Love Remix)
12. Commercial 12 (In The Night/ While You Slept (I Crept))
13. Commercial 13 (The Finale)
CanYaFeeliT??? drops June 25th.
The homey BK Cyph hit me with this mixtape; he is a dope spitter, and I love hearing his new material. He also hit me with this message to put out with the tape, so let's hear a word from the homey himself:
I couldn’t pay my mortgage this month, but put out a free mixtape. With all of life’s ups and downs, it feels like music is my only escape. Thank you to everyone involved especially RL and Paul “Gooch” Cantor.
Real talk right there. Enjoy this.
1. Til Death Do Us
2. Stars Feat. The Incomparable Shakespeare & Mickey Factz (Prod By RL)
3. Never Sold Crack (Prod By Acafool)
4. The Voice
5. Return of the Dodgers (Prod By Graphic)
6. Flyer Preview (Prod By RL)
7. Bang Bang
8. Beastly Feat. Laws (Prod By JK the Supernova)
9. James Evans
10. Different Over Here Feat. Streets Buchannon, U-N-I, Lex One (Prod By Lex One)
11. BK’s Punch-Out (Prod By RL)
12. Rhymes Are Easy
13. Life is Hard (Prod By RL)
14. Goin’ Back (Prod By Paul “Gooch” Cantor)
June ft. Kool & AB3 "Obnoxious" (prod. by Ron Browz): Buck Marley has been doing a bang-up job of covering The Month of June; while I haven't POSTED all of the joints, if you peep the .zip files I include in the daily playlists, you'll see a grip of them. He passed me this Ron Browz-produced cut over today, and its interesting... that bassline sounds sick right there. That sound is not typical to Hip-Hop, but I am feeling it. I might need that instrumental...
The Paxtons ft. RAtheMC, AP & Te'Luv "Just Tonight (IGetPaidInOochieWally Mix)": Dave hit me with the new remix for your whips - nice dash of nostalgia for the Hip-Hop heads out there. You can cop the "Just Tonight" single right now via iTunes - I suggest you guys do that!
Brown Bag AllStars "Uglyface" (prod. by marink): Latest edition of Brown Bag Season; this track is named the way it is for a simple reason... did your face screw up when you heard that beat? What about when you heard one of the sick lines? Either way, that's what you did - made the uglyface. BBAS ftw!
Slaughterhouse "DOA Freestyle": Four of the best MCs doing it right now murders one of my favorite beats right now on Green Lantern's show. Here's the full Interview from the same appearance. Shouts to Nah Right.
"Who keeps it hotter than Jerz?" - Joe Budden
And here's their interview with True Stories Radio
I remember first hearing JS-1 from Return of the DJ, Vol. 2; good to know he's getting props on a major-scale, especially for his No Sell Out LP. I believe a cut from this leaked last week; check out the mega-mix for it - dude is serious!
DOWNLOAD DJ JS-1 No Sell Out Mega Mix
Rachel Crick also sent over an interview with the god... check it out HERE.
F. Stokes "Pretty Shit": Here's another cut from the homey F. Stokes; this is one of those tracks that I can't do anything else but listen to when its on. It's one of those gritty, real life situation type tracks - topic is domestic violence, but in the sense that we're hearing both snippets of the ensuing argument as well as fragments of what's going on, mentally, during said argument. Thought provoking shit. Stokes hit me with an e-mail detailing himself. Dude keeps it way real. Check it out.
Earlier this year, I featured FrostWire when they featured Black ELement's A Major Minority project on their ill P2P site. Over the last few weeks, I've been in talks with peeps over at FrostWire (whattup Kademlia?!?!), who spoke to my homey Hav about Offshore Drilling and possibly putting it on FrostWire. And sure enough, after what seems like a bit of back-and-forth making sure we had all ducks in a row, FrostWire has featured Offshore Drilling, and offered it up for download! I did a nice lil' write-up over there, touching on the project, but if you check this site (or many of the blogs who bigged it up - thanks!), you should be up on it. It's just dope to have a dope project that I helped put together not only getting that love, but making marks outside of my normal circle of life. You feel me?
And remember when I spoke on Offshore Drilling hitting the CMJ Top 40 Hip-Hop Charts last week? I found CMJ's Replay blog, which has a .PDF of that week's journal up (here's a mirror just in case that disappears). And just so you know - this ain't the end; it's definitely just begun. Keep an ear to the ground.
EDIT Here's a pic of Offshore Drilling from FrostWire's welcome screen! Props to @gubatron.