Saturday, June 13, 2009

[video] Akon ft. Dulce Maria "Beautiful"

[video] Coco Smooth Magazine Photoshoot

blctxt "The Special"

blctxt "The Special" (prod. by King-I-Divine): Allow me to introduce you to blctxt from the Peach State. I immediately latched on two this for two reasons: King-I-Divine makes ill beats, and Dert makes ill beats. I hate saying that, but beats hook me. I threw on "The Special" and thrown into this cavalcade of ill rhymes is the following line: "im a verbal vegetarian/the beef is wack". Wow. I really shouldn't have to say shit else but AYO BLC, KEEP ME POSTED W/ NEW HEAT!

Bonus Beats blctxt "Drop Tears" (prod. by Dert)

Sy Hilton "Intro To A Dream"

Sy Hilton "Intro To A Dream" (prod. by Krill Krak): The homey Krill Krak hit me with this fresh cut the other day, and I'm messin' with it right now. This has a real slow, brooding feel to it. Very interesting, deep vibe to the beats and the lyrics are on point. Watch out for these two...

Bonus Beats Sy Hilton "Higher" (prod. by Krill Krak)

previous Krill Krak "Ugly Starts (What Up)"

Skream vs. Benga at FWD (6/7/2009)

Skream recently celebrated a birthday at FWD - judging from the twitter comments, looks like it was a dope event. Here's his set with the homey Benga from that night.



1. Kito feat. Reijah Lee - LFO
2. Noah D - Serious
3. Crazy Cousinz feat. Kyla - Day Dreaming (LD Remix)
4. Benga - One Million
5. Emalkay - Solid State
6. Joker & Ginz vs Tempa T - Re-Up/Next Hype Mash Up
7. Skream - Filth
8. Kutz or Benga - ?
9. I'm assuming Benga? - BIG TUNE BY THE WAY!
10. Skream - Filth (Silkie Remix)
11. Skream - Metal Mouth
12. Benga - Moving
13. ???
14. Skream - What Did He Say?
15. BBK - Too Many Man (Skream Mix)
16. Benga - 26 Basslines
17. Joker & Ginz - Purple City
18. Zinc feat. Nolay - Killer Sound (Skream Mix)
19. 12th Planet - 68
20. Benga - Baltimore Clap
21. ???
22. Skream - Clap Your Hands
23. Rusko - Paper Bag (I think!)
24. Simian Mobile Disco - ? (Joker Mix)
25. Benga - ?
26. Benga - Descending
27. Skream - Wibbiler (I think!)
28. Emalkay - When I Look At You
29. Skream - Aggy Face
30. Benga - ?
31. MJ Cole - Sincere (Remix - I'm guessing Nero?)
32. Skream - ??? (FUCKING BIG TUNE!)
33. Benga - Buzzin'
34. Benga??? - ???
35. La Roux - In For The Kill (Skream Mix)
37. Benga - ???
38. Benga - Better
39. ??? - ??? (Skream Mix) BIG TUNE.
40. The Streets - Blinded By The Lights (Nero Remix)
41. Skream - Chestboxing (Benga Remix)
42. Kutz or Benga? - ???
43. Toddla T - Inna Di Dancehall (Sinden etc Remix I think)
44. Von D feat. Phe Phe - Show Me (Skream Mix) PROPER GROWER!
45. Benga - ?
46. Benga vs Kutz - I'll Kut Ya
47. Skream - Burnin' Up (A Jungle Tribute)
48. Skream - What The Fuck Are You Looking At?
49. D Bridge - Wonder Where

Looks serious, right? Shouts to ERBAN MOOSIK.

Friday, June 12, 2009

[video] Linkin Park "New Divide"

[video] Spec Boogie "Enter The Dragon"

Spec dropped a line that I couldn't place earlier today - now I know what it do!

[video] Rap City: Relapse Edition

I caught a bit of this special Rap City episode featuring Eminem (my DVR caught the rest):

All praise due to RapRadar; hit them up for more footage.

Tri-State All White Affair (7/11/2009)

Damn, it looks like Tikizia (AKA the club formerly known as The Conduit) has a white party going on! I'm not sure who or what many of these artists do, but it looks like it should be a hot event. And its right across the street from the Sovereign Bank Arena. Hit up Def Familia for more info.

We need some fun nights out in Trenton, right?

PS I love how this video was filmed like two blocks from my house - why I don't know the local talent is beyond me:

Manchild "100 Styles & Runnin'"

Operation: Ignore Charles Hamilton


Jay Smooth for Mayor of Hip-Hop.

Friday, June 12th 2009 playlist

I've been to hell... and it looks like Helltemp is gone! More on that later, though.


DOWNLOAD RTD_PLAYLIST_(6-05-2009-6-11-2009) (~769MB)



Dizzee Rascal fell off...

And on that note, I'm out for this week's playlist. Holla!

[video] Tanya Morgan "So Damn Down" LIVE at Fat Beats

Bonus Beats Tanya Morgan "The Drop" [via DJ Booth]

Slaughterhouse Backs Joe Budden

As if this is a shock, the SlaughterHouse is backing Joe Budden in his war of words with Method Man:

“With all due respect, I think [Joey] would tear Method Man a new asshole and that’s just my personal opinion,” said Royce resolutely. “Let’s just keep it all the way funky. Nobody means no disrespect, man. It’s like when Allen Iverson crossed over Jordan. It’s like, ‘Come on, man. He just got new legs.’”

Ortiz broke it down, differentiating between lyricist and MC. “Mcing comes with a whole bunch of things,” he explained. “I’ve seen a Method Man show and seen how he rocked it so I’m answering this as a fan and not being biased to my group. They both have strong points as MCs but Joe Budden’s clearly the better lyricist.”

Crooked also sided with Budden, saying, “If them two get on a song right now, [Joe’s] gonna have the best verse,” he said. “That’s just what it is. It ain’t even about being biased. That’s like if I get on a song with Em right now, I don’t know If I’m gonna have the best verse.”

Not a shock at all, but I am in agreeance. I love Meth's work, but in a lyrical test of wit, I don't think Meth could fuck with Budden. I'm tired of all the TALK, though - where's the tracks!?

Did you miss Dallas Penn's footage from the Slaughterhouse Listening session?

previous A Slaughterhouse Summer? \ [video] SlaughterHouse Toca Tuesdays Freestyle

[video] Cassie ft. Diddy "Must Be Love"

Mike Tyson's Punch Out Scarf

Simply amazing. I'm still gonna get the game for the Wii at some point.

Via TSS.

Bonus Beats...

BK Cyph "BK's Punch Out" (prod. by RL) [via BK Cyph's Blog]

Thursday, June 11, 2009

EMS x RTD: ThrowBack Thursday 007

Revalation "Diarrhea Of The Mouth": For the 7th edition of this EMSxRTD thing, Rev selected De La Soul's RockKoKaneFlow" to kick a dose of that REAL TALK. Use this as the teaser for his forthcoming Push Back mixtape, which will showcase a boatload of unreleased, older and collaboration material from the god, which will be the tape that drops before his The Revalation Will Be Televised project, which is set to drop Late Summer/Early Fall 2009.

A Letter From Chuckie

So Quest MCODY got a letter from Dukie Hamilton...

[video] Keelay & Zaire "Slick Talk"

Featuring Nightclubber Lang:

KKZ Community Play Date (6-14-2009)

My homegirl Alex hit me with the info on KKZ' Community Play Date, which goes down on Sunday, June 14th; check this video out for some details:

That's right, KKZ linked up with G-Shock watches, and if you play, you can win one of the 10 watches they are giving away! This will be going on from 8PM to 11PM EST; the game will be NBA 2K9 for the Xbox 360.

Look for the following gamer tags (if you're a Gold member):

For more information, hit up the KKZ link, or the Xbox link.

Old Money Lime Tree Lane

Here's a year-old mix that's been previously unreleased... nice mixture of Club cuts with the Dancehall Reggae...



Beres Hammond feat. Buju Banton - “Little More Time”
Wayne Wonder - “Saddest Day”
Wayne Wonder feat. Buju Banton - “Bonafide Love”
Shabba Ranks & Krystal - “Twice My Age”
M.I.A. - “Paper Planes” (Them Jeans Turf Remix)
Dizzee Rascal - “Sirens” (Paul Devro Remix)
Thunderheist - “Bubblegum” (Hatchmatik Remix)
Elephant Man - “Ova Di Wall”
Shabba Ranks - “Ting A Ling”
Chaka Demus & Pliers - “Bam Bam”
Lumidee - “Never Leave You”
Drop The Lime - “Come 2 Life”
Klaus Hill - “Boombaclart” (Original Mix)
Pharoahe Monch - “Simon Says” (Konrad Remix)
M.I.A - “Bamboo Banger”
Wayne Marshall - “Astronaut”

"Ting-A-Ling" is my shit; shouts to Old Money!

Kosha Dillz "Hebrew Ebonics"

Kosha Dillz "Hebrew Ebonics": The Summer Jam 2009 Battle winner hit me with a few freestyles (one I don't think I can leak yet), and this one had me hooked from the rip. Dillz flips Big L's "Ebonics" to let you know what is really good with Hebrew.

Why doesn't Ron Browz make beats like this now?

[video] Drake Calls Out Kardinal Offishall?

Is this something that's new? Got a feelin' that this is some throwback shit:

Love how dude isn't signed and already has fake albums & old beefs poppin' up.

[video] Raekwon "New Wu" (Alternate Version)

Sans GFK, but with more Joell Ortiz, Teyana Taylor & N.O.R.E.:

[video] The Alchemist "Smile"

Featuring Twista & Maxwell:

I've Been To Hell...

I've been to Hell, and the Devil is a female who stands 6'2, weighing 220lbs EASY.

See, God rest the dead. My co-worker passed earlier this year - without going into too many details, dude drank himself to the point where his body shut down. Damn shame, dude was in his 40s and looked like he was 65, all crippled up. A real fucking mess. Now, we've been working w/ one man down for a few months, and shit can be tough. Our department hasn't shut down, but we need some help, so when my supervisor said they were going to be interviewing for a temp., I was all for it.

Now, before I dip into the nightmare we've lived in for 6 weeks, let me just tell you that I have a co-worker who isn't the team lead but wants to be. I'm gonna call her M.L., short for Marlboro Light, because that's what she smokes. She wanted to make sure we got the right person, so she sat in on the interviews. She interviewed the Devil, AKA Helltemp, and said "hey, this might work, but she is going to have a problem getting along with Haitian Jack" (Haitian Jack is another co-worker)... I said whatever, if it works, it works.

OK, let me tell you that I've never been so annoyed at work in my LIFE! The day Helltemp started, no one wanted to help her - which is par for the course. I am the asshole who says shit like "I'll train her on some stuff", and come to find out, I sort-of have some history with her. Well, first things first, this nigga I'll call Chubbypimp hit me up on the sly like "Yo watch out for that girl, everything she says is a lie"; it reminded me of Memento, where Leonard wouldn't believe anything "Teddy" said because his Polaroid had a note that read "Don't Believe His Lies" or whatever. So she starts talking... and talking... and talking. Which is fine, but what the fuck? Where's your notepad? Where's your off button? Bitch can I take the batteries out? I find out that the chick is "married" (more on that later) to a nigga who used to manage this Big Box store that I part-timed at like 5 years ago. She apparently worked there as well, and tried to tell me that I even worked a Saturday evening with her, but I a) was long gone during the time period she placed and b) would've remembered working with Goliath.

Mind you, I know way more than I need to know about this chick, which is probably my fault. While my tweets about work-related hate are funny, that's also an outlet for me, so I can NOT say the shit I want to say to these pinheads. But I digress...

The bit about her marriage is a story altogether. The nigga she was "married" to is a fucking mack-a-roni. I knew for a FACT that he was a mack-a-roni, because I had to previously listen to his fiasco with a former crack-addicted meatball at the job, who ended up having static with Helltemp. The thing is, homegirl would slip up: another fact I know is that once you are married, you stop using terms like boyfriend or girlfriend, you know? At least I did. On her Facebook page, her shit said "engaged", which further let me know the bidness. Bust it, though - she told me the nigga was hardly there. Not like he would come home late... nah, the nigga lived there like half a week at a clip, or just didn't come home.

Say what?

Now, while all of this is going on, I'm doing my damnest to train her - was even told that she picked up on shit quicker than most people would. What's crazy is - she didn't retain shit. Don't let her go home on a Friday and be asked to run a report we trained on all week - she'd hit me up every step like "now what?" or "what's this?"... no retention what-so-ever! While our building is going through renovations, I'm sitting across the room from my group, so I'm having to getup and help her 10, 12 times a day? I wore the fucking rug out with my back and forth!

And on top of all this, the bitch is pregnant with the mack-a-roni's baby! Yes, she started a job three months pregnant, and had no intention of telling anyone. I know because she is a stupid blabbermouth, and told me (even though I kind of picked up on it when she asked about benefits and shit - you know you're on a 90 day probation, right?)... whatever, that's just deep, because now I know this fucking big secret and feel like a snitch nigga if I tell my supervisor. And then I have to have the guilt of "oh what if this bitch gets the job, then goes on maternity later in the year - will my boss ask me if I knew?" shit... bad situation, fam.

One afternoon, Helltemp informed me that the Mack-A-Roni was in a South Carolina hospital, essentially on his deathbed. She had no idea where the nigga was, no hospital name, room #, nothing. OK does that sound right to you? If I got sick out of town, my wife would be hellbent on finding out where the shit I was - not even knowing where her man is is not even on the fucking menu! And this chick accepted it, and kept it moving. She don't know this, but I had a feeling she was shullbitting me about the "marriage" right then. Whatever. Weeks of this, with a nigga in the hospital, getting worse and worse - and somehow you have no thoughts like "maybe I need to take a day or 2 off and be with him". Blah blah, he's given 6-9 months to live. No cause for alarm, nothing.

The nigga died this weekend. RIP to the Mack-A-Roni.

Now, no disrespect to the death or to the situation, but this nigga macked to the GRAVE! How about Helltemp wasn't even his only chick! How about Mack-A-Roni wasn't in S.C. at all - the nigga was like 10 minutes away in another town with his real wife?!?! A bitch that Helltemp and I worked with at the Big Box, a bitch who KNEW about his thing with Helltemp for like a year and change prior!

Talk about shit luck.

Now as sad as all of this is, the chick still has to go. I sympathize with her trying situation and all, but her work ethic is kind of crap. Whether its cussin' a bit too loud to always coming around my desk talking about her gas, or just loud talking in general. Or should I break down the numerous reports and projects I try training you on, only to have me continuously need my assistance in EVERYTHING? What about her already having taken 3 or 4 days off, in a 90-day probation?

Not to mention Helltemp and M.L. being the ones who have beef, and not Hatian Jack?!?!?! Bust it: M.L. would straight try and son Helltemp for ANYthing. I had a feeling they didn't get along, but when I have one hitting me by e-mail while the other is at my desk, both complaining about the other? My fucking head is spinning.

As yours probably is, and you're just reading this.

Long story (a bit) short, Helltemp came to my desk and told me that either tomorrow (Friday) is her last day, or she'll be going to another department. I got a feeling the other department won't have shit to do with her after an interview... especially if this bitch tells them that she plans on being out for 3 days next week. Yeah, I'm hoping this is "peace out", but knowing my luck, the bitch won't go away.

I do promise this: if Helltemp does NOT leave after tomorrow, expect a shitload-more posts breaking down her fuckery. It might aggravate me, but I need to get this shit out of my system or I'm liable to crack.


So yeah, I've been to hell... its hot and it smells like feces. And the Devil is a 6'2, 220+ pound white chick who thinks she is cooler/more ghetto that she truly is. And I want out!

Brokn.Englsh The PreWreck Mixtape

If you've been a smart negus, you'd have known most of these tracks just by following my constant coverage of the trifecta known as Brokn.Englsh, including "TCBY", which was featured on last summer's The Lighthouse Project. This tape features a lot of ish that's leaked from them in the last year, as they prepare to drop their album, Drawing Board. Remember "Cherry Popper"? Yeah, expect more like that.
DOWNLOAD Brokn.Englsh The PreWreck [via 2DBz] EDIT link updated!

[video] Apple Juice Orchestra EPK

Royce Da 5'9 The Revival EP Cover+Tracklist

I hipped you to this info the other day, and now got the tracklist + cover:

1. Gun Harmonizing 3:16
2. Count For Nothing 3:37
3. Warriors 5:10
4. Street Hop 2010 2:53

Due out July 7th.

FuseBox Radio (Week of June 10th, 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 June 10, 2009 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

Our commentary this week focused on the passing of Blues Music Legend KoKo Taylor, what is REALLY important folks should get out of Jay-Z's "D.O.A. (Death of Autotune)" track, 21st Century economic class issues in the Black Community and some other things here and there.

This week, we had a great interview with independent Hip-Hop artist on the rise Swazy Styles (

Some of the topics we covered with this talented MC included his foundation growing up and getting into the music industry in New York City before moving to Florida, the difference between the NY & FL music scenes, the overall grind a successful independent artist needs to make to have a solid foundation, his upcoming mixtape & album projects, how staying grounded is a great thing overall in life, much less entertainment and more!

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 - all of the shows are clean/radio friendly.

FuseBox Radio Playlist for Week of June 10, 2009 (in no particular order)

Ice Cube feat. Chuck D/Endangered Species/Capitol & Priority Records
Wu-Tang Clan feat. Ghostface Killah, AZ & Inspectah Deck/Harbormasters/Wu-Tang & E1
Boy Wonder/Idiot/
Capleton/Bless From Birth/White Label (
B.o.B./Put Me On (Rebook Classic RMX)/White Label (
Johnny Polygon/Daydreamin'/Future Green Records & Invasion Music Group
M.O.P/ feat. Busta Rhymes/Blow The Horns/E1
Tele Cruz feat. Ward One/Material Tings/White Label (
Ace Hood feat. Jazmine Sullvian & Rick Ross/Champion/We The Best & Def Jam
Jus Bleezy feat. T-Pain/I Gotta Tell Her/JB Entertainment
Allen Anthony/Invisible/Bluezane Music
Mikkey Halsted/Hello/Uncrowned City & Beat Machine (
J. Dilla feat. Black Thought/Reality TV/Nature Sounds
Chicago Jones/The Weekend Begins/8th Chamber Recordings (
Swazy Baby/Pockets Fulla Green/Hustle Life Entertainment
Mama's Mustache/Heavy Metal/White Label (
Superstar Quamallah/You Need Knowledge/Brick & Cotter
M. Beezy feat. Ole-E & T-Pain/2Nite 2Nite 2Nite/Low Key Key Figures
Swazy Styles/Half of It/Slip-N-Slide
Gorilla Zoe feat. Gucci Mane & OJ Da Juiceman/Helluva Life (inst.)/9196 Music Group
Buckshot & Kardinal Offishall/I Got Cha Open '09 (Smirnoff Ice RMX) (inst.)/White Label
Marco Polo & Torae/Party Crashers (inst.)/Duckdown
Yo Gotti/5 Star (inst.)/Polo Grounds Music
Mike Epps/Trying To Be A Gangsta (inst.)/Koch
Dolla/Feelin' Myself (inst.)/Koch & Jive
Pitbull/I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)/Ultra
PLUS Some Extra Special Hidden Tracks in the Jon Judah Master Mix w/ Old School Classics and more Independent Music Finds

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Cy Yung "Catcher In Cy" [rough snippet]

Cy Yung "Catcher In Cy" [rough snippet] (prod. by J. Slikk): Slikk's Escapism LP is on the way - here's a rough snippet of the first single! Cy and J linking up is always quality shit, and this is no exception. I've got a new interview with Slikk coming, with a load of info on him and the BPA crew. Hold tight!

Brown Bag AllStars "All I Do"

Brown Bag AllStars "All I Do" (prod. by marink): This beat is almost as heavenly as Amber Rose's ass. With cuts from DeeJay Element, day 9 of Brown Bag Season see the first appearance of the four-headed monster known as Brown Bag. Score another one for the good guys!

[video] DJ Houseshoes Speaks On Charles Hamilton

While he's already said a lot, here's a video of him speaking on the Dukie/Dilla situation:

Via Nah Right.

EDIT All Hip-Hop spoke with Houseshoues. That nigga loves to curse.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Offshore Drilling Hits The CMJ Charts!

Kid Hum's Offshore Drilling compilation dropped on this very blog about a month ago, and the word is that its charted on CMJ's Top 40 Hip-Hop releases! For some unheards, that's pretty damn good! Respect to everyone who downloaded/shared the project, all the talented individuals who contributed their craft to making this a great project. Working on getting it up on FrostWire - hold tight, torrenters!

[video] Jadakiss "Who's Real"

Featuring Swizz Beats & OJ Da Juiceman:

Via Rap Radar.

[video] MC Lyte "Brooklyn"

[video] Marie Digby Covers "My Life"

I actually really mess with this. I'm not sure who Marie Digby is, but I like hearing Hip-Hop reinterpreted like this, especially by pretty women with great voices:

Via TSS (shouts to E for the heads up).

Charles Hamilton's Greatest Fails

Via Complex. My answer woulda been "his entire career", but you know.

[video] SlaughterHouse Toca Tuesdays Freestyle

Nah Right has audio for the interview + freestyle.

Mr. Scruff Keep It Unreal: 10th Anniversary Edition Cover+Tracklist

My senior year in high school was tracked to quite a few CDs... this album from Mr. Scruff was one of them. "Get A Move On" was my shit, but I stopped fucking with it after it was picked up in MAD car commercials. It's a great summertime album, and this remastered version comes on 2 CDs, including a 9 track disc of rarities (including the instrumental to "Jusjus"). Peep the tracklist:

Tracklisting CD1 :
01. Is He Ready... 0:16
02. Spandex Man 4:38
03. Get A Move On 7:33
04. Midnight Feast 3:35
05. Honeydew 7:36
06. Cheeky 5:35
07. So Long 4:12
08. Chipmunk 6:06
09. Do You Hear? 6:51
10. Shanty Town 3:45
11. Jusjus 4:10
12. Blackpool Roll 4:48
13. Travelogue 5:24
14. Fish 4:19

Note : some times changed from original CD

Tracklisting CD2 :
01. Vibraphone Boogie 4:26
02. Eardrops 4:18
03. Trollmarch 3:48
04. Sky Blue 7:04
05. Snack 5:33
06. Baisies 4:37
07. Happy Band 5:07
08. Ambiosound 3:33
09. Jusjus (Instrumental) 4:02

This drops on June 29th. Props to Paris DJs.

[video] Kosha Dillz Summer Jam 2009 MC Battle (Round 1)

Dude ended up winning the battle, and a deal with Duck Down! Here's Round 1:

[video] DJ Hero Walkthrough

DJ Hero drops on october 27, 2009 for Wii, Xbox 360 & PS3. Someone gonna cop this for me? I'd love to see someone like Q-Bert or A-Trak use this! More info at Video Games Blogger.

[video] 17 Techniques NOT to Buy Local Music

Piph's mixtape drops on June 18th.

Bonus Beats Epiphany "Still Got 5 On It"

Doin' Alright #2 (6/12/2009)

While I love events like this, I wish fresh NJ spitters had a dope venue in NJ to spit at on the regular. If/when I win the lottery, that's one of the things I want to do.

Indy Sparks "Whatchuknow"

Indy Sparks "Whatchuknow" (prod. by J. Slikk): Here's a fresh leak from Ivy Leage/BPA affiliate Indy Sparks; my boy Slikk produced this one, and Sparks goes for the jugular on this one. Spittin' really hungry over this spacey boom biddap. I've got another interview with Slikk coming soon - keep it locked!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The Spitzwell Brotherz "Cool Outrageous Spitz"

The Spitzwell Brotherz "Cool Outrageous Spitz": I posted their Premium Blend mixtape over the weekend, and Frankie Phresh hit me with their mastery of Fonzworth Bentley's "Everybody" instrumental. Yeah, their moniker fits their skills perfectly. Watch out for more from these cats on RTD, trust.

[video] Zack Morris On Jimmy Fallon

If you love Bayside like I do, Zack Morris hitting up Jimmy Fallon recently must've really made you happy! The Roots even check in for "Friends Forever"!:

Props to BGDB.

Joulz Il "Getting It In"

Joulz Il "Getting It In" (prod. by Entity Starr): Over the last couple of weeks, the homey Joulz and I have been speaking more about his future. Dude is a talented MC: whether you define that as with lyrics, flows or just overall appeal - dude has IT. Myself, Joulz and his producer, Entity Starr, are gearing up for a project on RTD: The Il Before The Storm is one of those "allow me to re-introduce myself" albums, hitting you with some joints you should've heard right here on RTD, but will also contain joints that many haven't heard. This is one of those.

I had this on this past Sunday - it was something like 80+ degrees, very sunn, and my son was gone, so I had a chance to speak to Jou and down a 40 and just ENJOY the summer. This track was playing, and I felt like going out and opening a fire hydrant or something, firing up the grill and cookin' the fam some wonderfuls over the charcoal. This is something to rock at your family reunion and cruising in your whip, preferably with the top down. Soak this one up, and keep it locked for The Il Before The Storm, which will be available Summer 2009.

Britney Spears Topless

Here are some topless shots of Britney Spears, taken from her "Gimme More" video shoot. Are those temporary tatoos over her nipples?

I know you've seen worse from her (cooter flashes, etc.), but what is the story behind these? Were they just playing around, or was she making some kind of soft-core version of the video? And why the sudden leak, damn near two years after the video came out?

Props to Allie Is Wired!.

Quest MCODY "Gotta Go"

Quest MCODY "Gotta Go": Murdering beats like this make me question why cats like Asher Roth gets beats like "Lark"; did I smell a Dukie Hamilton diss in there? Chuck fucked himself with that recent Dilla fuckery - Detroit is not sleepin' on it, either!

A Slaughterhouse Summer?

Whoa. My homey Matt at MAC Media hit me with some info on Royce Da 5'9; lemme just cut and paste this for you:

While Royce preps the release of his highly-anticipated “Street Hop” LP, (which will be released on 9-22-09) which is executive-produced by DJ Premier and has already generated overwhelming critical accolades alone with the release of street-singles “Shake This” and “Part Of Me” and the forthcoming self-titled debut LP from the buzz worthy Bi-Coastal conglomerate Slaughterhouse (Royce 5’9, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz & Crooked I) this summer.

You knew or heard that info before, right? Now check the next paragraph:

On the heels of both releases, Royce will first be releasing a Digital only EP entitled “The Revival.” “The Revival” will be released on 7-7-09 and it will include new tracks from Royce’s “Street Hop” LP along with a new unreleased Slaughterhouse track and will be available at all major digital retailers. Royce will also be debuting a new single and video for “The Revival” in the very immediate future. Likewise, each member of Slaughterhouse will also be releasing a new digital EP throughout the month of July and each release will contain a new Slaughterhouse track that will not be included on their debut.

Did you read that? Essentially, all four members of Slaughterhouse will be dropping digital EPs, each of which included a new Slaughterhouse cut, not to be found on the album? I threw that last bit up on twitter, then got this corresponding tweet from @vondalia:

@khal Yup. "Mr. Pig Face Weapon Waist - Crooked I"..."The Revival - Royce 5'9"..."Escape Route - Joe Budden" -Those are the EP's.

I can't wait. Gonna have to spend some digital dollars on all of these! Where's Ortiz' EP?

[video] Fokis - Slingin' Weight (Week 8)

[video] Quest M.C.O.D.Y. - Facebook QUESTions Part 1

Bonus Beats Quest M.C.O.D.Y.In My Blood” (prod. by DJ Jewels)

Cocaine Blunts Interviews YZ

The homey Noz posted up Part 2 of his interview with YZ. I read Part 1 yesterday and had a great lunch, reading about Treach walking around in orange jumpsuits. This is some ill East Coast Rap history right here! Respect due!

L.E.G.A.C.Y. "TKO"

L.E.G.A.C.Y. ft. Phonte, Chaundon & Sean Price "TKO" (prod. by Khrysis): This is one of those cuts I know a LOT of you have been waiting for. Leg asked if we wanted a leak, then unleashed with the raw! Dynamic line-up paired up with one of those classic, undiluted old school funk. Suicide Music drops on June 16th - bootleg and die!

EDIT nation unleahsed the tag-less version of this track.

Pugs Atomz x 2DBz x FSD Road To The Top Mixtape

Pugs Atomz, and are friends of the site, so them linking up for a mixtape with the mighty DJ Graffiti? No brainer. Roof Top LP drops on June 16th - consider this a sick teaser!

DOWNLOAD Pugs Atomz x 2DBz x FSD Road To The Top Mixtape

[video] Cymarshall Law LIVE at The Rootdown (LA)

Bonus Beats Pacewon & Cymarshall Law "How You Like Us Now"

Monday, June 08, 2009

[video] Eminem ft. Dr. Dre & 50 Cent "Crack A Bottle"

Via Mr. World Premiere.

Jay-Z On Hot 97 (6/8/2009)

Jigga chops it up with my high school crush about "D.O.A.", BP3, Teddy Pain and a bunch of other shit. Jay = what Hip-Hop needs right now, deal with it.

Oh, and No ID and Kanye West produced "D.O.A."... sounds good.

YN got the proper rips, Dre merged it into one, 26 minute file. YN also posted some audio from Jeezy & Jay's performance at Summer Jam, along with a Drake clip.

EDIT Teddy Pain has some things to say about "D.O.A.".

Wyclef ft. Nick Cannon "Mr. Auto-Tune"

Wyclef ft. Nick Cannon "Mr. Auto-Tune": I actually LOL'd in my cubicle when I saw 'Clef tweet about dropping a track on his site entitled "Mr. Auto-Tune"; then Lowkey posted the MP3. While its not my shit, I do think he attacked it in a nice tongue-in-cheek way. What do you think? Would Jay-Z approve?

Brooklynati Fitteds

Available in the IM Culture store right now; I believe my Brooklynati Survival Kit has hit my doorstep (finally - sorry for being a pain), and if I had the $50 right now, I'd put the ends on this limited edition cap. Do yourself a favor and grab this up now!

Peep more flicks of the cap via flickr.

KONCEPT ft. Daniel Joseph "Modesty"

KONCEPT ft. Daniel Joseph "Modesty" (prod. by J57): Here's the latest Brown Bag Season leak. I had myself a lil' brown bag afternoon yesterday, got to hear this white 5%er get chewed out by a couple of the Older Gods for not knowing why he added "Allah" to the end of his name. I was waiting for dude to get smacked, but they kept it real. ANYWAYS, here's a slick cut to rock to on a sunny Monday morn. Day 8, eh? Fire all around! Cuts by DeeJay Element.