Archive for 06/01/2009 - 07/01/2009

Joe Budden Speaks On Inspectah Deck/Rock The Bells

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Shouts to Miss Info.

[video] Dance You Into The Sunlight

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Jay Smooth FTW!

[video] T.I. ft. Mary J. Blige "Remember Me"

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[video] "Road To The Release" Episode 6

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Eternia has more info on this video over on her blog.

[video] M-Dot "Hungry" (unofficial video)

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Big S.I.N. "D.O.A. Freestyle"

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Big S.I.N. "D.O.A. Freestyle": "Death of all wack niggas", indeed. Homey even works in a few bars on MJ. That album AND the mixtape are on the way!

previous Big S.I.N. "Mad Man Music Promo"

Slaughterhouse LP Cover

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Simple enough. Shouts to TRU.

B.Y.O.B. BBQ (7/18/2009)

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This Saturday, the B.Y.O.B. BBQ is going down, celebrating the big dogs in the bloggin' game... and the rest of us. Free burgers and booze, bring your own blogger. Looks like DJ J Period will be on the wheels of steel, with an exclusive preview of the Slaughterhouse album going down as well.

RSVP with BYOBBQ@GMAIL.COM. Shouts to Dallas Penn and Combat Jack.

Junclassic "Forever In His Childhood"

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Junclassic "Forever In His Childhood": Here's the fourth leak from Southside's Savior. Happy early bornday, homey! Peep Jun's verses over one of my favorite DJ Premier beats, Nas' "2nd Childhood", as he takes it back to hating his veggies and just the good shit that lil' rascals did. Flip to verse 2, though, and feel that venom. Who's he going at, can you tell?

Southside's Savior drops July 20th!

previous Junclassic "Best Around"

Caspa - Essential Mix (07/11/2009)

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Caspa has been on FIRE over the last year. His album dropped a few months back, and now he steps up for the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, with a hefty dose of dubstep riddims.

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Tracklist:

Caspa's Ghostly Intro
Deadmau5 & Kaskade ‘I Remember (Caspa Remix)’ (Mau5trap)
Sub Scape ‘Nothing’s Wrong’ (Dub Police)
Emalkay ‘Angie Got Stoned’ (Dub Police Dub Plate)
Skream ‘Dutch Flowerz (Rusko Remix)’ (Tempa Dub Plate)
Mungo's Hi Fi ‘International Roots Feat. Earl 16 (LD Remix)’ (Dub Police)
Mala ‘Eyes’ (Dub Plate)
Emalkay ‘When I Look At You‘ (Dub Police Dub Plate)
Trolley Snatcha ‘Scattah’ (Dub Police)
Caspa ‘Riot Powder’ (Sub Soldiers / Fabric)
Caspa ‘Table Cloth’ (Sub Soldiers Dub Plate)
Sub Scape ‘Dominent Species’ (Dub Police Dub Plate)
Benga ‘Desening’ (Tempa Dub Plate)
Emalkay ‘Metropolis’ (Dub Police)
Nneka ‘Heartbeat (Chase & Status Just Brought A Guitar Mix)’ (Sony/BMG)
Skream Clap Your Hands‘ (Dub Plate)
The Others ‘Dot 2 Dot’ (Dub Police Dub Plate)
Caspa ‘I Beat My Robot’ (Sub Soldiers / Fabric)
The Others & N-Type ‘Cicuit’ (Dub Plate)
Sub Scape ‘Clear My Throat’ (Dub Police Dub Plate)
Trolley Snatcha ‘The Future’ (Dub Police)
Rusko ‘Cockney Thug (Caspa's Sub Soldier Remix)’ (Sub Soldiers)
Benga ‘Mini Moto’ (Tempa Dub Plate)’
LD ‘King Of Kong’ (Dub Police Dub Plate)
D1 ‘Pitcher’ (Dub Police Dub Plate)’
La Roux ‘In For The Kill (Skream'z Let's Get Ravey Remix)’ (Polydor)
Chase & Status ‘Saxone’ (Ram)
Depeche Mode ‘Wrong (Caspa Remix)’ (EMI)
Coki ‘Goblin’ (Ringo)
Sub Scape ‘Wrong Number’ (Dub Police)
Kutz ‘Trash City’ (Dub Plate)
Chase & Status ‘Mad House’ (Dub Plate)
Caspa ‘Louder VIP’ (Sub Soldiers)
Caspa ‘Marmite’ (Sub Soldiers / Fabric)
Caspa ‘Terminator’ (Sub Soldiers)
Caspa ‘Terminator (Trolley Snatcher Remix)’ (Sub Soldiers Dub Plate)
Prodigy ‘Take Me To The Hospital (Rusko Remix)’ (Take Me To The Hospital)
TC ‘Where's My Money (Caspa Remix)’ (D-Style)
Emalkay ‘Explicit’ (Dub Police)
Trolley Snatcher ‘Circles’ (Dub Police Dub Plate)
Skream ‘Metal Mouth’ (Tempa Dub Plate)
Emalkay ‘Battle Suit’ (Dub Police Dub Plate)
Prodigy ‘Warriors Dance (Benga Remix)’ (Take Me To The Hospital)
Search & Destroy ‘Day Break’ (Destructive)
Distance ‘Menace’ (Chestplate Dub Plate)
The Others ‘100 Dollar Bills’ (Dub Police Dub Plate)
Caspa ‘Ready Eddy’ (Sub Soldiers Dub Plate)
Matty G ‘Turf Warz’ (Dub Police Dub Plate)
Caspa Feat. Dynamite MC ‘The Takeover’ (Sub Soldiers / Fabric)
Grand Puba ‘Get It (Caspa's 80Eighties Remix)’ (Scion / AV Project)
Caspa ‘They Like It Low’ (Dub Plate)
Vista ‘Poupee (J-Kenzo Remix)’ (Dub Plate)
Search & Destroy ‘Blue Mantra’ (Destructive)

Heavyweight.

Versis Synergy EP

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For some reason, I remembered this dropping on Saturday, but forgot to post it. Here's the FREE EP from Versis, produced entirely by Lucid. Enjoy this!

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Props again to Unherd.

High Power Moves TV: Episode 6

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V!RTU ft. Dirty Birdy "New New Hotness"

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V!RTU ft. Dirty Birdy "New New Hotness": This is taken from V!RTU's forthcoming album, The Shoe-In. Apparently, dude got all the features on this album by painting 10 pairs of exclusive kicks for a bunch of MCs (Dirty Birdy, Skillz, Muneshine, Oddisee, Kay, Sugar Tongue Slim, Butta Verses, MC Exposition and more), and based off of this track, I'm hoping the shoes were dope... because this track is not. I'm just saying.

[video] UFC100: Brock Lesnar Vs. Frank Mir

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Black Milk Broadcast - Episode 2

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[video] Slaughterhouse "The One"

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Take It Personal #21

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If you've been an avid listener of the Danyelliott/Take It Personal podcast, you know that they've spoken on recording an episode in a professional studio (with the help/guidance of Larry Flick). It looks like they recorded it yesterday, and in this two-parter, they go IN:

Finally danyelliott gets a chance to record a podcast in a real studio! And you best believe we live up to the hype. The closing of VIBE. The return of Ma$e. The strength of Yo-Yo. Jay-Z vs. The Game. The topics are endless. And is that Sam on the mic? Top it all off with the musical stylings of Barry Manilow. That’s right, Barry Manilow. Once again, in two parts. Give us a radio show!

DOWNLOAD Take It Personal #21 (Part 1 / Part 2) \ iTUNES

I've been of the mind that they need their own radio show, satellite (preferred) or otherwise. This should be proof positive of that. Shouldn't it?

[video] Diamond D ft. Novel "It'll Be Alright"

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[video] DJ Paul "Wanta Be Like You"

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JO A Making A Hip Hop Rap Beat

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Wise Intelligent Got Arrested?

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Here's an e-mail I got from Trenton's own Wise Intelligent, detailing an arrest in Trenton, NJ, that doesn't surprise me at all:

Wise Intelligent Falsely Arrested!!!

TODAY WAS almost A GOOD DAY!

On Wednesday, July 8th I got out of bed feeling a little bit better than good! IntelligentSeedz were finally going to interview Mr. Rodney Lofton - Superintendent of Trenton Public Schools. We were happy that we had been granted the interview and it was finally about to happen. Mr. Lofton is a magnanimous brother with a lot of knowledge to offer our youth film makers on the subject of high lead levels in schools as well as what's being done to correct the problem.

You can check out a clip of our Intelligent Seedz upcoming documentary "Dying to Learn" (The Effect of Lead on Inner City School Children) http://www.intelligentseedz.org

So, I do the normal run through go over the punch list of things needed for the shoot, make sure all of the children are up, waiting and ready to go. We arrive at the Board of Education, the youth set up and conduct the interview (big shout to Ra'Ees, Ibreania and Kai yall held it down with a three youth crew, they missed you Amir and Megan). Everything was great, interview went well, superintendent Rodney Lofton was nothing short of informative, well knowledgeable on the subject and he also allowed the seedz to interview Mr. Everett Collins - Director of Buildings and Grounds for Trenton Public School district.

We completed the shoot, wrapped up and got on our way; mission accomplish, I'm ecstatic. After dropping the seedz off I hurry to make a studio session scheduled for 1:30pm with Kal and Bizz p.k.a. AD (Angels to some Devils to most). Get there we breeze through the track like professionals, everybody's happy...we exchange pounds, handshakes and hugs and I'm on my way to my place in Trenton. At this point I'm looking for my Ice Cube cd because TODAY is A GOOD DAY!

Driving down Chestnut St. (One block from my gate), I stop at the light. This is when Diamond - a friend, good brother and Hip Hop/reggae drummer for many established and local artist, myself included - jogs over to the car. He asks me "what's up", said he hadn't seen me around in a while, I tell him "my numbers still the same, give me a holla!" He reaches into the car window we shake hands, in the usual long drawn-out way brothers do, he walks off, the light turns green I pull off.

Less than two minutes later I'm turning on to my street. I begin to park and this is when the Ice Cube Good Day lyrics and melody begin to grind to a dead-batteries in ya boom box halt. As good as my day was going I'm now being chirped to pull over by the TAC Unit (fancy name for COPS), at the moment I am parking! I mean in mid park, they put the Cherries on, chirp me so I stop about 18 inches from the curb.

They jump out of their cruiser briskly, the male officer rushing up to my driver side window, while his partner a female officer maneuvers towards my passenger side window with her hand on her firearm.

My windows were already down, so he comes up and asks "do you have license?" To which I reply "absolutely." Then he asked "do you have vehicle registration?" To which I again replied in the affirmative "absolutely!" He asked if they were valid, again my reply was "absolutely!" After giving him my valid license, registration and insurance cards, he asked "do you have guns or drugs in the car?"To which I replied ABSOLUTELY NOT!" I asked him "what is the reason I'm being stopped?" I'm just parking in front of my home, he didn't answer the question. Instead he asked..."Who was the guy you were talking to on the corner back there?" To which I reply "someone I know...why?" To which he replied "get out of the car!" I ask him "why..what did you stop me for?" Again he asked me to get out of my car...again I asked why? This time he answered "because I said so!" To which I said "so I'm expected to just do whatever you say no matter what?" To which he replied.."basically!" So, I got out of the car (complete cooperation, although I still haven't been told why I've been pulled over?). He asks me to go to the back of my car. Next, he ask me to put my hands on the back of my car and I did so.

At this point he's patting me down. Then he walks away to search in the driver side of my vehicle? His partner is searching in the bushes up the block where I had just driven past and in the bushes I was now parked in front of (my neighbor's yard basically). The male cop comes back and continues patting me down, checking my pockets.

So, I turn around slightly gazing under my right arm pit, both hands still on my car, and ask "am I being arrested?" And this A-hole of an officer says "now you're being arrested for ASSAULT ON AN OFFICER!"???? Am I crazy or did he just say I'm being arrested for assault on an officer? Yep, assault on an officer I never touched, disrespected, raised my voice to or challenged in any way?

So he handcuffed me they put me in the cruiser and took me down to the precinct. But before we got to the precinct I asked "so, let me get this straight, you arrested me for assault on an officer?" Now, the arresting officer says to me "do you want to be arrested for assault on an officer?" I'm thinking, is this a trick question? So I respond "absolutely not!" This is when he says "you don't have any warrants, traffic violations, etc., so we'll take you down, they'll give you a couple tickets and a summons and let you go!" OOOO..K? I'm thinking "tickets for what..a summons for what?" I've done absolutely nothing???

So, I ask him again.."what are you arresting me for?" This time he says "for obstructing an investigation?" At this point I'm just dumb, none of this shit makes since? I ask him "what investigation? And who are you investigating...me?" To which he says "yes!" Investigating me my ass! This is a familiar case of over aggressive police work turned harassment! Nothing more, nothing less!

These two Tactical Unit officers thought they had witnessed a drug transaction when Diamond (the drummer), came to my window at the light. We exchanged words, he reached into the window to shake my hand and they thought we exchanged more than salutations!

They followed me to my block, stopped me, searched all the bushes up the street for the distance I had traveled thinking maybe I threw drugs out of my car window!?!?! When they realized I was not a drug dealer that had somehow out witted them, but a married father of two, a youth organization director and co-founder without any warrants, prior arrests, traffic or parking violations they felt just a little disappointed! This disappointment lead them in their arrogance and abuse of power and authority to make up all kinds of BS to charge me (an apparently innocent civilian) with some kind of violation?

Please understand me. I can accept being pulled over because the officer suspected I may have been trafficking, selling or distributing drugs. However, at the moment it is realized that's not the case, send me on my way..you don't even have to apologize! But, don't, after discovering you were wrong, treat me like I am in effect a "drug dealer" who just happened to outwit you this time!

I am a youth advocate, not a drug dealer, drug user, gangbanger, or criminal. I know many people in Trenton, I grew up here since I was two years old! Trenton is only 7.5 square miles, everybody knows everybody! I went to school with, grew up with and I am friends with lawyers, judges, doctors, nurses, police officers, firemen, garbage men, government workers, rappers, city workers, school teachers, principals, businessmen, politicians, activist and yes, gangbangers, convicts, drug addicts, etc. The good, the bad, and the ugly...I AM TRENTON!

An apparent part of the problem is that the arresting officers ARE NOT TRENTON! They didn't grow up here, they do not know the people. It's hard to have lived in the 7.5 square mile box that is Trenton and not know me, what I do and or what I'm about! I've been the same ole me for years!

Is this what the justice system is? Arresting innocent people on bogus charges knowing most will want to avoid court, missing work and paying for attorneys. So, get them to plea bargain to the lesser tickets and or summons while dropping other charges? Most people take this "deal" to avoid court, attorney fees and possibly more fines, even though they're innocent! This is extortion, intimidation and abuse of power in the worse way!

Nearly half Trenton's population are "minorities" living somewhere below or at the poverty-line and cannot afford to pay their basic household bills let alone bogus tickets, summons and citations. Not to mention missing days from work to go to arraignments and trials! So, they pay "the lesser" of the fines knowing they are guilty of absolutely nothing at all. This is an oppressive system and that's saying the least! With all the educated people local and state governments have on its payroll I'm sure they can figure out a better way to raise money rather than arresting obviously innocent civilians and charging them with violations they did not commit!

Nonetheless, my GOOD DAY gone astray, turned into two tickets and a summons for Obstructing an Investigation that carries a $1000 fine and up to 6 months in prison!?!? Needless to say I plead NOT GUILTY to all charges and my day in court is August 28th of this year...I'll keep you posted!

You can leave all your comments and thoughts on my Facebook page (I'm under Timothy Taylor) and my twitter spot... http://twitter.com/wiseintelligent

Thank you in advance for all your support!

I'm not surprised at this at all. Trenton's PD, including their TAC Unit, have been notorious for their tactics, shit that's well-documented in the local papers for years now. Sadly, this is a brother who is doing good for the community, and if you truly have nothing on him, why are you hauling him in? Fight the good fight, Wise.

Big S.I.N. "Mad Man Music Promo"

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Big S.I.N. "Mad Man Music Promo": Here's a track coming from S.I.N.'s next mixtape, showcasing cuts from his forthcoming ALBUM (that, while I'm sad to say won't be coming out on RTD Records, I'm happy that it's on its way). What say you?

RIP Arturo Gatti

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Fuck. Boxer Arturo Gatti, 37, was found dead this morning in Brazil. Authorities suspect foul play, as his blood-stained body was found in the apartment he was staying in while on a second honeymoon with his wife.

This hits hard only because during our courtship, the epic trilogy of fights that Gatti and Mickey Ward engaged in were parts of our dates. I actually watched all three of them with her, and its just something that we've shared, so much so that one Christmas she got me a pair of signed boxing gloves, and a boot of all three fights on DVD. It's a shock to the system, and a really epic blow to dude's legacy as a tough-as-nails fighter.

Rest in peace, Gatti.

EDIT Word is that Gatti's wife, Amanda Rodriguez, might be a prime suspect in this?

[video] Botchmania 80

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[video] World Class Wrecking Crew LIVE (7/09/2009)

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No Dr. Dre. Watch this performance of "5 Rings" & "Guillotine" at Brown Bag Thursdays:

Suave The Ape "Roc The Mic"

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Suave The Ape "Roc The Mic" (prod. by Sugar Cane Davis): This track is the one for this afternoon, I'm calling it. I've not posted a Suave cut since "Position That I'm In" back in May, but it looks like RemsenVision, the forthcoming project Suave is working on (solely-produced by Sugar Cane Davis), is going to be the shit. Suave told me that that '90s-era flavor really got his pen flowing, and you can hear the progression in the flow and the lyrics. If you love those mid-tempo, jazzy head-nodders, it's yours.

[video] Soulja Boy "K.O.D." [snippet]

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Here's some remedial "out-of-tune" from Soulja Boy's forthcoming Gangsta Grillz mixtape, or so it seems:

The Game "I'm So Wavy"

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The Game "I'm So Wavy": With mediocre disses like this, there's no wonder that Jay-Z doesn't respond to all of these niggas. That beat is fresh, you just aren't saying shit, Jayceon. Everything he's said in this can be found on twitter, the numerous Hip-Hop blogs comments sections, and various other spots. No wonder niggas say there ain't shit going on in Hip-Hop... I seem to remember a similar campaign brewing back when Game's last album dropped, only Jigga didn't give him a smidgen of ammo.

Diss FAIL.

MP3 via TSS.

[video] We Live In Public Trailer

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Shouts to Elucid for the heads up.

[video] Sex, Haze & HIp-Hop 2

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Icadon & Taya Parker interview each other halfway in.

[video] Loud.com Favorites With Wordspit

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Part 1


Part 2

[video] Donny Goines ft. Che Grand & Izza Kizza "She Likes"

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Friday, July 10th 2009 playlist

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I expect to be drinking a bit of alcohol this weekend. Rough week... unending stress! Random leaks and odd tracks about. Just read the list.

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Here's the latest (NSFW) clip from Fabolous' forthcoming Loso's Way album:

Fabolous "Welcome To My Workplace"


Enjoy these. Try and enjoy your weekend as well.

[video] Cymarshall Law & Mr. Joeker "King With 4 Wives"

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[video] Tru Indeed, Mayhem & C.Kwes "Sippin' Our Drinks"

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Bonus Beats Tru Indeed, Mayhem & C.Kwes "Sippin' Our Drinks" (prod. by The Naysayers)

Junclassic "Best Around"

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Junclassic "Best Around" (prod. by DJ Husky): So DubMD hit me up the other day (after the leak of "Mama Used To Say"), thanking me for the support, but also telling me that Southside's Savior (which is now dropping on July 20th) contained some ill shit. I knew it did from the first two leaks, but NEVER was I expected to be transported back to the 80s via Husky's expert flippin' of this classic movie theme song. Jun throws on the headband, hits the pose and kicks this shit into the stratosphere. Get amped to this!

Excess Bangers 34: Flow So OXY!!!

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Rest in peace, Billy Mays. Highbrid Nation got you.

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Tracklist:

01. Wale - Pretty Girls
02. Inspectah Deck - House Nigga (Joe Budden Diss)
03. DMX - FuKk You Bitch
04. Dorrough Ft. Jermaine Dupri, Soulja Boy, Jim Jones, Slim Thug, E-40 & Rich Boy – Ice Cream Paint Job (Remix)
05. Lloyd Banks - For The Moment
06. Royce Da 5′9 - Count For Nothing
07. Slaughterhouse - Warriors
08. Twista - Fire
09. Sheek Louch - Pose Off
10. Bishop Lamont ft. Xzibit - Hallelujah (prod. Dr. Dre)
11. Cam’ron ft. Vado & Byrd Lady - Arab Muzik
12. Havoc - Going OT
13. Jim Jones ft. Nakim - Hustlers Serenade
14. Memphis Bleek feat. Uncle Murda - Say So
15. Lloyd Banks - X- Man
16. Red Cafe - Heart & Soul
17. Rick Ross - Skyline
18. Tony Yayo - Sleepwalk
19. Vaig - Friday Night Flow

Enjoy that!

Versis "Take 5"

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Versis "Take 5" (prod. by Lucid): Just yesterday, I posted a leak from Versis' forthcoming Synergy EP, which drops tomorrow, July 11th, and got served up with ANOTHER leak, backed with another tune produced by fLako. Now this one is a nice contrast to "Watchout!", and I KNOW you should be familiar with that sample. Throw this one on for those late-night rides through the city streets this summer. Dude has that talent... props to Unherd for these!

Bonus Beats Versis "Yeah Yeah Yeah" (prod. by fLako)

[video] Botchmania 79

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[video] Botchmania 78

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[video] Botchmania 77

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Championship Edition:

EMS x RTD: ThrowBack Thursday 010

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M-Dot & Mayhem "Roll Thru": Another Thursday, and the EMS ThrowBacks are still, ahem, rollin' through. Here's a certified summer banger from two of EMS' finest. If you're in Boston tonight, these guys will be reppin' at Blaq Poet's release party at Harper's Ferry.

[video] Botchmania 76

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[video] Twista "American Gangsta"

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[video] Al Sharpton vs. Bill O'Reilly, On MJ

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[video] No Brown In The Pool

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Looks like we need to close the pool.

KRS-One & Buckshot Survival Skills Cover

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Album is in stores September 15th. Production from Havoc, 9th Wonder, Black Milk, Illmind, Coptic, Moss, Nottz, Marco Polo, and Khrysis, with features from Mary J. Blige, Slug, K’NAAN, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, Melanie Fiona, Naledge, Sean Price, Geo, Smif N Wessun and Rock.

Did you miss the "Robot" video?

Shouts to MAC Media, as per usual.

[video] Beyonce "Sweet Dreams"

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Jordin Sparks "SOS (Let The Music Play)"

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Jordin Sparks "SOS (Let The Music Play)": YK2 Daily thinks Jordin is delving into her Pop side, but really she's just exploring that Freestyle sound, flippin' Shannon's "Let The Music Play" for 2K9. And while this isn't my particular sound, this isn't that far-fetched, if you listen to what artists like Lady GaGa or Nina Sky have been doing as of late.

Jordin's Battlefield LP drops July 21st.

FuseBox Radio (Week of July 8st, 2009)

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Direct mp3 Download (right click and "save as")
Direct mp3 Download Backup (right click and "save as"; via Blip.TV)

This is the latest episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah for the week of July 8, 2009 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

Our commentary this week focused on the impact on public funeral service, recent media coverage and lessons that could be learned from the passing of music legend Michael Jackson (R.I.P.), the utter lack of media coverage of the arrest of a non-profit humanitarian organization members (including former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney) during a humanitarian mission to Gaza by the Isreali government during the 4th of July weekend and some other things here and there.

This week we do have new Black Agenda Report segment. The Direct EFX segments will return at the end of the HBCU's college summer break period in September.

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 July 8, 2009 (in no particular order)

Bumpy Knuckles/So Tough (Jailhouse Version)/Flavor Unit
Raheem DeVaughn feat. Young Chris/Wanna Love You/368 Music Group
B.o.B. feat. Playboy Tre & Killer Mike/Say What You Want/White Label (http://www.myspace.com/bobatl)
Dukes of DaVille/Superflycredible/DukesofDaville.com
Ashy L Bowz/Hood/ODS Management
Trife Diesel feat. B.o.B. & Inspectah Deck/Speed of Life/White Label (http://www.myspace.com/trifediesel)
Phil Ade/Going Off/368 Music (http://www.myspace.com/philade301)
DJ Logic/Hope Road/Ropeadope Digital
Ras Kass/Amazin'/Domingo Music
Chico Debarge feat. Talib Kweli/Math/Universal Motown
Fel Sweetenberg/Look Into The Eyes/Bee Eater Recordings (http://www.myspace.com/felsweetenberg)
Consequence feat. Kanye West & John Legend/Whatever You Want/GOOD Music & Motown Universal
Dead Prez feat. Johnny Polygon/NYDP/Boss Up Inc. & Invasion Music Group
Sabatta/Emperor's New Clothes/White Label (http://www.sabatta.net)
Mistah F.A.B./2010 'Til Infinity/Thizz Ent.
Boy Wonder/Idiot/RiecesPieces.com
Daria Jones/This Time You Lose/White Label (http://www.myspace.com/dariajonesmusic)
Gods'illa feat. Joe D/Glaciers/Unlimited Vinyl (http://www.myspace.com/godisilla)
Eyedea & Abilities/Junk (inst.)/Rhymesayers
Jay Electronica/Exhibit A (inst.)/Decon
Choclair/The Essence (inst.)/Never So Deep Records
LMFAO/Yes(inst.)/Universal Motown
Fort Knox Five feat. Asheru/Insight (A. Skillz Mix inst.)/Fort Knox Five
American Yard/No You Didn't (inst.)/Konvict, SRC & Universal Motown
Jus Bleezy feat. T-Pain/I Gotta Tell Her (inst.)/JB Entertainment
Mista Mac feat. Flo Rida, Brisco & Ball Greezy/Drop That (inst.)/Poe Boy Music Group & E1

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)


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[video] Maino ft. Swizz Beats "Million Bucks"

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Articulate "I Know"

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Articulate "I Know" (prod. by Rickie Jacobs): Artic is one of the more consistent artists I have the pleasure of dealing with from time to time. Its as if I don't even have to worry - I know its going to be dope, whatever the track is. This cut is featured on MusicOnPlay.net's MusicOnPlay Vol. 1: The Bailout mixtape, which is hosted by Byrdgang's NOE and DJ Seiko. Grab this, then grab that.

Versis ft. Lucid "Watchout!"

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Versis ft. Lucid "Watchout!": Here's the leak from Versis' Synergy EP, which drops Saturday, July 11th. All 7 tracks are produced by Lucid, and this is the only track with a feature. Tracks like this, with those leading horns, are what I'm about. Real empowering.

Bonus Beats Versis "Spittin' In The Wind (Remix)" (prod. by fLako)

Rukus "Fame (MJ Why)"

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Rukus "Fame (MJ Why)": Wow... Ruk flipped the chorus to one of my favorite Jackson 5 tracks to pain the following picture... "This is not an "MJ Tribute". This is a reality check of sorts...its more of a general question to all artists...why do we fall in love with fame? The same fame that leaves people used up and willing to do anything to get it back when its gone...? Young Mike Jack is on the hook telling Fame..."I Don't Know Why I Love You"...it just seems appropriate because it seems the very fame he earned and was committed to keeping is what made his life so miserable at times...and he knew it. We knew it. And yet here I am making a song about "her" (Fame). R.I.P MJ." THAT'S what I call "real talk".

Maxwell's Secret NYC Show (7/08/2009)

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Shouts to everyone who entered the contest I put on yesterday to win guestlist spots to this intimate affair last night. The homegirl @GdUpSwag told me Maxwell went in, and from the looks of this article (and pictures), it sounds like the man still has it. I'm also hearing that BLACKsummer'snight is poised to have sold 300K in its first week, with a #1 Billboard debut!? Welcome back, Max!

[video] Mario ft. Gucci Mane & Sean Garrett "Break Up"

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Danny! "Manic At The Disco"

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Danny! "Manic At The Disco": Shouts to Danny Swain for flinging over this leak from his forthcoming Definitive Jux album, Where Is Danny?, which is supposed to drop this month? Some interesting things going on in that beat, from flowing swings and funky bass being thrown against some ill synth noodling and tight drums. Damn, is the whole album jumping off like this!?

[video] KRS-One & Buckshot "Robot"

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[video] DJ Kay Slay ft. Ray J, Sheek Louch & Styles P "You Heard Of Us"

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[video] K'Jon "On The Ocean"

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Garden State Rebels "We On Our Way"

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Garden State Rebels "We On Our Way" (prod. by Neako): New cut from a new NJ crew consisting of Neako, Killa Kherk Cobain & Denaro (of 151 Feva Gang), Chad B, Bless McFly, Cob of "The Sour Boyz", Young Jerz and Kertasy. Word is this crew has a mixtape coming? What say you - you messin' with this? Shouts to Shine at CDR for the heads up.

[video] Marco Polo Kidnaps Donwill!?

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I guess you can find out the resolution tonight at Southpaw.

Jay-Z "D.O.A. (Chase & Status Remix)"

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Jay-Z "D.O.A. (Chase & Status Remix)": To be honest, I wasn't expecting these guys to remix this. I also wasn't expecting to dig this as much as I do - already on the 3rd or 4th pullback.

Is this the sound of the Mercury Records (UK) Chase & Status?

Shouts to Make Rappers Rap for sending me this, even though I see Team Supreme dropped this a few weeks back.

previous "D.O.A." Remixed

Win Tickets To See Maxwell In NYC TONIGHT!

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Shouts to the heads over at iHeart Radio for giving the RTD readers this opportunity!

We got the scoop that Maxwell will be performing a secret show in NYC tonight (July 8th) at the brand-new PC Richard & Son Theater in Manhattan! This is a smaller, more intimate show, and seating is first come, first serve. Maxwell is going on at 8PM, and you need to be on the list...

Oh, the list, right! I've got two +1 guestlist spots to giveaway to the lucky ducks who do the following: send an e-mail to khaldub@gmail.com with the subject MAXWELL NYC JULY 8TH GIVEAWAY by 1PM today (July 8th). I'll be picking winners at random, and will give you the full details when I alert you of your spoils. Good luck - should be an ill show!

Shouts once again to iHeart Radio (I see you, Vanessa!) for this ill opp for the people. And make sure you cop BLACKsummers'night TODAY!

EDIT Contest is closed, and the winners have been e-mailed. Thanks to all who have entered.

[video] CultureVI x Tanya Morgan

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[video] Michael Jackson Memorial

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Here are a bunch of clips from the Michael Jackson Memorial Service:

"Daddy Has Been The Best Father You Can Ever Imagine"


Mariah Carey & Trey Lorenz "I'll Be There"


Kobe Bryant & Magic Johnson


Usher "Gone Too Soon"


Various Artists "We Are The World"


If I find more video on this historic event, I'll update this post.

Chubb Rock & Wordsmith "Bridging The Gap"

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Chubb Rock & Wordsmith "Bridging The Gap" (prod. by Strada): Here's the title track from the Bridging The Gap album from Chubb & Words, which is set to drop next Tuesday! It feels like its been a while since I've listened to this album the whole way through, but in playing tracks back, they still sound fresh. The entire ethos of the album is encapsulated in this very track, so sit back and get in tune to the sounds of gaps being bridged...

[video] Fokis - Slingin' Weight (Week 11)

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Brown Bag AllStars "Larry Norris"

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Brown Bag AllStars "Larry Norris" (prod. by DJ Goo): WHOA! Marvin Gaye loops abound! I've been in a fucked up mood the last few days, mentally... this and a brown bag might be what I need at some point, before I hook off on someone. Brown Bag Season has been 15 for 15 so far - how long can they keep this streak going?!?!

[video] Trends "People Get Ready"

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previous Trends "People Get Ready"

Cymarshall Law "Shut Ya Bloodclot Mouth"

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Cymarshall Law "Shut Ya Bloodclot Mouth": Cymar hasn't been playing around with these freestyles; here's his latest over one of 50's better leaks from the last year. That "King With Four Wives" video is set to premiere on July 9th, and Cymar's The Creator's Kid EP is looking at a Fall 2009 release, which makes homey a busy nigga! Shouts to Breezy for this one.

DeepSpace Presents ReLaunch

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The DMV is proving they are not to be fucked with, and it seems like every month, there's a new mixtape from a new artist or crew to sink your teeth into. I've briefly covered DeepSpace before, and I dig their sounds. They hooked up the No DJ version of their mixtape FIRST, and will be coming with a mixed version soon. Take a peek at this.

DOWNLOAD DeepSpace Presents ReLaunch

Word is the cut "Transformers" will be getting the single treatment, to include a video, very soon, so keep it locked!

Beastie Boys Ill Communication Re-Issue

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Looks like Ill Communication is getting the re-issue! This is one of the Beastie Boys' classic releases (although the majority of their albums are pretty-much essential), and this two-disc set will be in stores on July 14th (although it's available for pre-order at beastieboys.com NOW). Check out the tracklist:

Disc 1

Sure Shot
Tough Guy
B-Boys Makin' With The Freak Freak
Bobo on the Corner
Root Down
Sabotage
Get It Together
Sabrosa
The Update
Futterman's Rule
Alright Hear This
Eugene's Lament
Flute Loop
Do It
Ricky's Theme
Heart Attack Man
The Scoop
Shambala
Bodhisattva Vow
Transitions

Disc 2

Root Down (Free Zone Mix) (Remixed By The Prunes)
Resolution Time
Get It Together (Buck-Wild Remix)
Dope Little Song
Sure Shot (European B-Boy Mix) (Remixed by the Prunes)
Heart Attack Man (Unplugged) (Previously Unreleased)
The Vibes
Atwater Basketball Association File No.172-C
Heart Attack Man (Live)
The Maestro (Live)
Mullet Head
Sure Shot (European B-Boy Instrumental) (Remixed By The Prunes)

Check out the varying formats for this one:

Digital Download (album and b-sides)
Deluxe Digital Download (album, b-sides, videos, video director commentary)
Deluxe, limited collector's vinyl + Digital Download
Standard double vinyl + Digital Download
Ecopack double CD + Digital Download
Shirt combos:
Digital + shirt:
Standard Vinyl + shirt:
CD + shirt:
Deluxe, limited collector's vinyl + shirt

I believe the 3xLP will come out later than the other versions. And while you're at it, go SABOTAGE yourself!

Also got word that the Beastie Boys have a new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 1, dropping on September 15th. Booyah! Shouts to Cornerstone for the heads up!

[video] DJ Grandmaster Flash In DJ Hero

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Make sure to follow Grandmaster Flash on twitter.

[video] Blitz the Ambassador "Breathe"

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Brown Bag Thursdays (July 2009)

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Brokn.Englsh hit me with this; they will touch down on Thursday, July 9th with 8thW1 & Kosha Dillz. They're also at the Sapphire Lounge in NYC on July 8th.

Finally, here's a .M4A of St. Joe Louis' unnofficial remix of "I Know Your Name". Enjoy.

Hu$tle Simmons ft. U City "Raise The Bar"

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Hu$tle Simmons ft. U City "Raise The Bar": Looks like Tha S Ence & Dave Ghetto have a new album on the horizon! As it is with the first leak from these projects, they come out swingin', this time with U City along for the ride. No word on when No Days Off will be released, but keep it locked for some more info on what's sure to be a refreshing treat for true school lovers.

Elucid "Stacey (Sucker For Love)"

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Elucid "Stacey (Sucker For Love)": Is Gutta a sucka for love? Hell to the naw. This story is "about being young and hopelessly in lust/love", as E puts it. You ever been there? Hell, most of my high school years were spent in that zone. We weren't suckas, though. Because, as the story unfolds, you find out that we didn't stay that was... we might have wavered, but we grew up and not only saw the light, but rediscovered our selves through those trials and tribulations.

This is a leak from the forthcoming Sub Bass Diet, mind you. The bonus is a joint I've been flippin' over for the last few weeks, but won't be found on SBD. "Stacey" is an edit of a Michna track, while "40D's" is an edit of a DJ Mondie track, both created in Elucid's Clinton Hill bedroom.

Bonus Beats Elucid "40D's"

The Paxtons x ANML HSE T-Shirt

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Above is the artwork for the t-shirt that ANMLHSE did for The Paxtons, helping promote their recent release, Work (which I got in the mail over the weekend, and have been rockin' ever since). At UBIQ in Philly, The Paxtons will be holding an in-store; you can get free drinks, hopefully grab a free tee and get some other free shit! TSS has more info.