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

Jay-Z "Run This Town (Instrumental)"


Jay-Z "Run This Town (Instrumental)": I imagine an ish-load of MCs will do their best (worst?) with this one.

Via LowKey.

M.D.O.T.V. Episode 2


Prince "Let's Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix)"

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Prince "Let's Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix)": When MJ died, it made me (and others) recall that old convo that I remember having on bus rides home from school - "Michael Jackson or Prince - who's better?"... I always said Prince won, just because I messed with Purple Rain and the Batman OST something sick. Fuse is playing Purple Rain right now, and it randomly had me hit up Googs like "did the movie version of 'Let's Go Crazy' ever come out?", and guess what - it did! Wifey loves this track for his guitar solo at the end - I've seen the goose pimples, they are real. I like the offbeat interludes, from that skankin' rhythm in the middle with the random piano playing, and that entire section where they just leftfield. It's a pretty raucous track from end to end, but this version, in its damn-near eight minute glory, is definitely the one I put on FTW.

Props to PC's Music for having this version available.

RewMec "Vertical/Fly Away"

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RewMec "Vertical/Fly Away" (prod. by DefDom): I got an unmastered version of this a few weeks back, and was asked not to post until this final version came. This is the single from Rew's She Made Me Do It LP. If you're not up on Rew, just know he reps the Elite Assembly, as well as Division East Records, so he's dope Hip-Hop and Jersey fresh.

S&M "Losing My Religion"

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S&M "Losing My Religion": No, RTD didn't go kinky sex factory on you. S&M = Sarah White and M.anifest, and their forthcoming collaborative project is described as "of a soulful disposition, has futurefunk aspirations, and owes its foundation to african diasporic rythmns". Expect an EP later this year.

Azage "Got Me Lookin'"

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Azage "Got Me Lookin'": The homey Azage makes me actually listen to Lupe Fiasco's latest. This is #5 in his 10-installment Got Bars? series. What say you?

Trends The Electronic Tape

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I've been hyping Trends' tracks for a minute - lovely mixture of Hip-Hop and "electronica", in prep for this tape. Now the Electronica/Hip-Hop hybrid is here. Listen to it and leave your thoughts.



1) Electronic Intro
2) Thinking Out Loud
3) People Get Ready
4) Until She Cums
5) It's A Fine Day
6) Your Face
7) Rainbow Convo
8) Mr. Romantic
9) Switch it Up
10) One More Time
11) Electronic Outro

Big up to Pavion.

Hans Beck "Algiers Theme Remix"

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Hans Beck "Algiers Theme Remix": Sam Han, 1/2 of Hans Beck (shouts to @charlesbeck), hit me with this wicked flip of the Battle of Algiers theme that they worked on for Daniel Sweren-Becker's Stress Positions, which is premiering at the Fringe Festival. This theme will be playing while the audience will be coming into the house, and when the curtain drops. Really interesting work - I could see this being used as part of a video game adventure, right? Throw on FF7 and get your Chocobo on (pause?)...

previous Daniel Merriweather ft. Wale "Change (Hans Beck Remix)"

Lyfestile "Superbad"


Lyfestile "Superbad" (prod. by DJ Priority): Damn, haven't heard new Lyfe in a MINUTE; this dirty funker is taken from Priority's Beat Cinema 3 project, which should be on the way. STL stays thoro, nahmean!?

[video] Feezy "On My Mind (Remix)"

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Bonus Beats Feezy "Rock Like Me"

Robin Thicke "Dirty It Up"


Robin Thicke "Dirty It Up" (prod. by Scott Storch): So, its bad that this is the first image I got when Navjosh sent me this yesterday afternoon, right? HHNM had to take this down, but I saw an ishload of other blogs with this up, so that's a shame. Word from Nav is that this isn't going to be on Robin's new album... which is probably a good thing; sounds like a demo anyways.

[video] Red Cafe "Hottest In The Hood"

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"What else?"

Take It Personal #22

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Danyelliott is in the Sirius studios for the 22nd edition of the Take It Personal podcast:

What does YN make of Jay-Z’s new single? What’s Danamo’s story behind 2Pac’s classic debut? How fresh is the Wilsons’ new fridge? Can Whitney Houston make a real comeback? And is danyelliott actually co-signin’ a new Roots tune? All that and much more on another studio-recorded quality demo. Larry Flick says we got something here.

DOWNLOAD Take It Personal #22

And happy belated birthday shouts to my daughter, Kalila. The world is yours.

[video] Kanye West - Live From The Chicago Theatre

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[video] dead prez "Summertime"

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[video] Comic-Con '09 Costume Time

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Check out G4's Olivia Munn and her many costumes... oh yeah, Kevin's there too:

PreZZure "A Good Album On A Bad Day"

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PreZZure "A Good Album On A Bad Day": I hadn't thought about it until now, but PreZZure's CanYaFeeliT??? dropped on the same day that Michael Jackson died. Here's PreZZure's words, speaking on this thank-you track:

June 25th 2009 was a crazy day for me. I never thought after 13 weeks of freestyle commericials and promotion that the king of pop and one of the most influential people in music would die on the day I release a free album. "A Good Album On A Bad Day" is NOT a dedication record to Michael Jackson, I dedicate my music to all of those who've blessed us with their presence. This song is a thank you to everyone who has supported my music.

Thank You,


P.S. - iRhyme 3 (09.09.09)


Major Lazer - Essential Mix (07/25/2009)

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It must be hard DJing with one hand...



Diplo Mix
Shut Up And Dance ‘Ravin I’m Ravin’
Barrington Levy ‘Reggae Music Dub’
Barrington Levy ‘Send A Moses’
Alton Ellis ‘Africa Descendants’
Burning Spear ‘Live It Out’
Artibella ‘Unknown’
Toyan ‘African Thing’
John Holt ‘100 Weight Of Collie Weed’
Barrington Levy ‘Murderer’
John Holt ‘Police In Helicopter’
Clint Eastwood & General Saint ‘Another One Bites The Dust’
Yello Man ‘Mr Chin!’
Unknown ‘Sweet Dreams’
Don Carlos ‘Ababa John I (Father Majesty)’
Johnny Osbourne ‘No Ice Cream Sound’
Admiral Bailey ‘Big Belly Man’
Wayne Smith ‘Under Me Sleng Teng’
Bruk Up ft. Shaggy ‘Sunglasses At Night’
Ricky Blaze ‘How Mi Look’
Martyn ‘Seventy Four’
Black Eyed Peas ‘Boom Boom Pow’
Seductive ‘Underground Sound’
Major Lazer ‘Jump Up’
Party Quad ‘Pull Up’
Digital Manges ‘Manges (Sharkslayer Club)’
Major Lazer ‘Pon Di Floor Beatacue Mix’
Major Lazer ‘Pon Di Floor’
Nirvana ‘Lithium’
Wamdue Project ‘King Of My Castle’
LBG ‘Don’t Stop The Music’
Solid Groove ‘This Is Sick’
Mavado ‘Weh Dem A Do’
Dandy Livingstone ‘Rudy, A Message To You’
Unknown 'Unknown'
Unknown 'Unknown'

Switch Mix
Mr. Oizo & Sebastian 'Arrival'
Major Lazer 'Lazer Theme'
Artist Unknown 'Mash Up De Place'
King Jammys 'Judgement Day'
Bjork 'Nattura' (Switch Remix)
Ace Of Base 'All That She Wants'
Ninjasonik 'Pregnant Accapella '
Major Lazer: 'Baby Riddim' Feat. Prince Zimboo And M.I.A (Switch Remix)
Donny 'Symptomless Coma' (Current Value VIP)
Major Lazer 'Rebellion (Anything Goes) Accapella'
Leftside 'Shi Nuh Wahh'
Terror Fabulous & Nadine Sutherland 'Action'
The Shadow And The Ventures 'Hawaii Five-O' Feat. Andy Milonakis
Major Lazer 'Hold The Line Accapella'
Shawna Feat. Twista & Ludacris 'R.P.M'
Unknown 'Unknown'
Rye Rye 'Shake It To The Ground' (Switch And Santigold Remix)
Major Lazer 'Cash Flow' (Subskrpt Remix)
DJ Malvado 'Puto Mekie'
Major Lazer 'Can't Stop Now Accapella'
Switch & Crookers 'Untitled'
Mapei 'Belly'
White Label 'F***in' House'
Major Lazer 'Pon De Floor' (Drop The Lime Remix)
Unknown 'Unknown'
DJ Sega 'I'm A Flirt'
Major Lazer 'Pon De Floor Beats'
Par-T-One 'I'm So Crazy Accapella'
Amanda Blank 'Something Bigger, Something Better Accapella'

Oh wait, he doesn't DJ!

Whygee & Sunkenstate Sambodextrust

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Here's the 2nd edition of Whygee & Sunkenstate's Suicide Watch trilogy; I've been privy to hear this come together, and the whole batch of tracks they worked on are fire. I hipped you to "Black Superheroes" a minute ago, but you need to get involved to tracks like "Tears Of The Son", or "Whoodyalso", which is just one of my favorite sax-laced beats in a bit. If you dug Suicide Watch, peep their evolution.

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Via The Colorado Rap Report.

Excess Bangers 36 - Is, Was, & Coulda Been

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Here's something special. Shouts to Highbrid Nation for allowing me to collaborate with them on this one. The idea sprung from that old Michael Jackson in 2000 picture from Ebony back in the mid 80s; they took my idea and birthed a dope mixtape. I appreciate them for reaching out to me; I dig their series, and I'm glad to be a part of it!



01. Jay-Z ft. Rihanna, Kanye West - We Run This Town
02. N.O.R.E. feat. KiD CuDi - Floating In Sky
03. Slaughterhouse - Cuckoo (Prod. by DJ Khalil)
04. Twista - Can’t Live Without You
05. Fabolous - The Way
06. Ghostface Ft. Raheem DeVaughn - Baby
07. Bun B, Talib Kweli & Colin Munroe - Don’t Die
08. CurrenSy - Rapper Weed
09. Young Buck -Rock And Roll
10. Rick Ross - We Dont Luve These
11. Trife Diesel Ft. Freeway & Termanology – Project Leaders
12. Crooked I - 8-11
13. Twista - I Got People
14. Gorilla Zoe Ft. Ne-Yo – Echo (Remix)
15. GLC ft. Cory Mo & Mistah FAB - Let The Pimpin Commence
16. Young Buck – Bury Me Alive
17. Termanology - Nobody’s Smilin
18. Twista - Clappin
19. Common - I Want You (Illmind Remix)

Enjoy that.

[video] DJ Jazzy Jeff On DJ Hero

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I need this game. Shouts to Miss Info for the footage.

[video] Diddy Introduces Dirty Money

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LOL at Dawn and the chick who isn't Dawn in the background, staring off into space...

[video] Busta Rhymes ft. Estelle "World Go Round"

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[video] Mariah Carey ft. Gucci Mane "Obsessed (Remix)"

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[video] Quite Nyce "I Alone"

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previous Quite Nyce "Jazzolution"

Friday, July 24th 2009 playlist

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These are a lot of the tunes that leaked this week. I wish I could leak half of the ish I've truly been feeling. Soon come...


RTD_PLAYLIST_(7-17-2009-7-23-2009).zip ~606MB



Why is Rawse so fat?

Rick Ross ft. Trina "Face"

Enjoy your weekend - I know I'll try to!

Reso vs. Jeremih "Onsen Sex (TRENCH Mashup)"

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Reso vs. Jeremih "Onsen Sex (TRENCH Mashup)": Do you remember The Takeover mix from DZK? Homey has been on a roll with his mashup game (under the guise TRENCH), and has a stack of fire that was expertly presented to you in that mix. While those were DnB mixes, here's a mashup of Reso's "Onsen" with Jeremih's "Birthday Sex", which has been catching crazy fire over the first half of 2009. This is the perfect grindtime late-night mood music, with a nice tempo accenting dude's post-R. Kelly come-ons. There are more where these came from, so hold tight!


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Another day, another track from Jay. I decided to compile a mix of tracks that have floated around since Jay-Z announced his impending Blueprint 3 album. I fully realize that the majority of these tunes won't make the final cut. Either way, check this mix and follow the progression of songs released and see if you're still amped for the album droppin' on 9/11/09.



Dead Presidents 3
When The Money Goes
Ain't I
Jockin' Jay-Z (Dope Boy Fresh)
Swagger Like Us f/Kanye West, Lil' Wayne & T.I.
Brooklyn (We Go Hard) f/Santigold
D.O.A. (Death Of Autotune)
Run This Town f/Rihanna & Kanye West
You're Welcome f/Mary J. Blige

What say you? Personally, unless Hov comes back to the essence and really delivers, I have a feeling that my (digital) copy of Reasonable Doubt will get more burn than Blueprint 3. I did a mix on the first episode of RTD Radio with my favorite Hov tracks in them, and maybe I'm jaded, or just reading too much into a lot of things, but I'm not sure he can fuck with himself. Like he became the rap Michael Jordan, for good and ill.

Enjoy this, and help me find some new blood.

Jay-Z ft. Rihanna & Kanye West "Run This Town"

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Jay-Z ft. Rihanna & Kanye West "Run This Town" [clean \ dirty]: I just live-blogged my shoddy listening to Hov's new track (which premiered on Hot 97), and Dom Corleone hits me with this tweet.

On my second listen, Kanye's verse > Jay's 2nd verse > Jay's first verse > Rihanna's hook.

Christ, YN FTW.

EDIT Young Guru hit YN with the mastered, dirty CDQ [M4A \ MP3].

Jay-Z "Run This Town" Live-Blog


So, apparently, HOT 97 is going to be blasting off the new Jay-Z record, "Run This Town" (which features Rihanna & Kanye West); here's my recounting of it, while it goes down...

(NOTE: I'm listening via this ill Nobex software on my BlackBerry, so times might be off a smidge)

9:33AM - Saw YN's tweet that the record was supposed to drop around 9:11AM (get it?), but word from Ciph and Rosenberg is that the record isn't even in their possession - they're waiting for it to upload? Sheesh...

9:35AM - "Successful" is the only track from So Far Gone that I actually appreciate.

9:39AM - Looks like "Run This Town" is over on Jay's MySpace page, but is currently unavailable.

9:41AM - YN called the rain delay for "Run This Town" - drats!

9:44AM - Ciph is getting into his Flex zone... "OK!"

9:45AM - Finally hearing it; Rihanna got the hook in the intro. Jay proclaiming Roc Nation...

9:46AM - If you gonna rock the "KINDA TOUGH, HOV!" shit, shoulda just had Flex come into the station.

9:47AM - So far, I'm diggin' Hov's flows on the track... the beat is on that marchin' shit, ala "Brooklyn (Go Hard)" and shit. 'Ye rappin' on the 3rd verse.

9:48AM - Kanye did his thing on that!

9:49AM - End verdict: I'm not mad at the track. Having just heard it for the first time, I'm admittedly not blown away (after "D.O.A.", I wasn't expecting to be), but maybe it's just my being tired of Rih's wailing shit (that record she had with T.I. worked my nerves), but I think its a cool one. Jay sounds hungry, I love the way he's flowing on this, and hearing Kanye pick up his pen on the third verse really sounded ill. I need to hear this on better speakers (no diss to you, cranBerry, but I couldn't blast you in my cubicle). So, what say you YN? NMC? Who will have the rip(s) first?

[video] Brokn.Englsh On CDR

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EMS x RTD: ThrowBack Thursday 011

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GoD ILLa & Revalation "Gametime" (prod. by Kingsmen): We missed this last week, due to the promo Rev did for "G'D UP", but we have another throwback for your Thursday EMS fix. Words from the Revster himself: "Here is a joint from the '05 Era, LONG TIME AGO....We takin it way back but since I'm getting all hyped for Football season and Madden 10 coming soon we hitting you with an NFL themed throwback. Week 11 of EMSxRTD I give you "Gametime" ft. GoD ILLa and Revalation. (produced by Kingsmen). Just for a taste of what's on this...."cuz you can catch a "stroke" from my "heat" like Corey Stringer" gets serious!! Enjoy and look out for GoD ILLa's Punchline City Mixtape coming soon!!"; enjoy dat!

Rock Steady For Life (7/26/2009)

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Damn, Tanya Morgan in Newark with a shitload of Hip-Hop's finest? And I have plans - damn! Looks like an ill event, hit up for more info.

FuseBox Radio (Week of July 22nd, 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 July 22, 2009 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

Our commentary this week focused on the interesting occurrences & situations with our U.S. Justice System & Black Men in the recent arrests of Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Wise Intelligent of Poor Righteous Teachers and Paradise Gray of the X-Clan.

We also touched base on the recent freeing of football player Michael Vick and singer Chris Brown's YouTube apology and the differences between how media portrays the two men after their legal cases and punishments have been resolved. The FuseBox Radio Broadcast's commentary also touched on some other topics of discussion here and there.


We had a great interview this week on the FuseBox Radio with Motivational Speaker, Author & Business Consultant Jawar (

Some of the topics we talked about was his past history, how he decided to get into his businesses - the music industry, writing & promoting books (author of over 20+ successful titles) and lastly being an independant movitivational speaker, advice about how to become a successful entreprenuer without selling yourself out, his latest book & radio projects and some other dope things!

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 - all of the shows are clean/radio friendly.

FuseBox Radio Playlist for the Week of July 22, 2009 (in no particular order)

Gang Starr/Credit Is Due/Noo Trybe & Virgin
Rakim/Holy Are You/RA Records & SMC Recordings
MC Lyte/Rocking With the Beat/
Red Cafe feat. Pete Rock/Heart & Soul/Konkrete Kaos
Shire feat. Maino/Love Don't Fail Me/SRC & Universal Motown
B.o.B. feat. Playboy Tre & Killer Mike/Say What You Want/White Label (
Freeway/Freeway's Beard/Free Money
Phil Ade/Going Off/368 Music
Nina Simone/Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter (Jazzeem's All Styles RMX)/RCA & Legacy
Dukes of DaVille/Superflycredible/
Ashy L Bowz/Hood/ODS Management
Kanye West & LMFAO/Paraniod (Party Rock RMX)/White Label
General Steele feat. Buckshot/A Toast to Bucktown/Duckdown Records
Poison Pen/BK's Fat Boy/Gold Dust Media & K7
DJ Logic/Hope Road/Ropeadope Digital
Eyedea & Abilities/This Story (inst.)/Rhymesayers
Deep Rooted/Crazy (inst.)/Clear Label Records
Jay Electronica/Exhibit A (inst.)/Decon
Choclair/The Essence (inst.)/Never So Deep Records
LMFAO/Yes (inst.)/Party Rock & Interscope
Lil' Jon feat. Swizz Baetz & Snoop Dogg/I Do (inst.)/Universal Republic
Fort Knox Five feat. Asheru/Insight (A. Skillz RMX inst.)/Fort Knox Five Recordings
Swazy Baby/Half of It (inst.)/Slip-N-Slide Records
Black DaDa/I'm A Zoe (inst.)/Universal Republic
American Yard/No You Didn't (inst.)/Konvict, SRC & Universal Motown
Arab feat. OJ Da Juiceman/Kitchen Musik (inst.)/Angry Chimp Music Group
Grand Agent & Raynnge feat. Camp Lo/Minivan (inst.)/Interworld Agency Media (
Mista Mac feat. Flo Rida, Brisco & Ball Greezy/Drop That (inst.)/Poe Boy Music Group & E1
Jus Bleezy feat. T-Pain/I Gotta Tell Her (inst.)/JB Entertainment

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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Soul Khan ft. Big Chief "Brown Bag Flava In Ya Ear"

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Soul Khan ft. Big Chief "Brown Bag Flava In Ya Ear": Brown Bag Season, Day 17 features Soul Khan and Big Chizzy going in over that classic Craig Mack "Flava In Ya Ear" steelo. One of my favorite beats, ever - I remember when that shit dropped. You really can't go wrong with that instrumental, bug Khan and Chief do it justice.

[video] The Michael Jackson Story (preview)

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Here's the first five minutes of TV One's documentary on Michael Jackson, The Michael Jackson Story, which premieres Sunday, July 26th at 8PM:

And here's Jesse Jackson speaking on MJ's "blackness":

[video] The Gent$ At The Silver Room Block Party

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This went down on July 18th; here's a few videos from The Gent$ performance:

"Right On Time"

"Warm Me Up"

Nolan Lee x Junclassic

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Here is skateboarder Nolan Lee doing his thing to the music of Junclassic's Imaginary Enemies:

[video] Bavu Blakes "Go Blaze"

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Shouts to Crew54 for the heads up; track's produced by Picnic, and features Ter'ell Shahid. Hit up

Old Money "Take My Hand"

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Old Money "Take My Hand": Here's a track from Old Money's digi-12", Where You Are, which is available NOW. This one is club-ready, and features some very-recognizable samples up in the mix. The homies also have an EP coming, No. 1 Champion Sound, dropping soon on iTunes.

They also have a batch of shows coming, here's the list:

*7/22 OLD MONEY @ C'est Noir/Happy Endings (DJ Set) -NYC
*7/24 LANCE DRUMMONDS Unplugged @ The Bitter End -NYC
*8/6 OLD MONEY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Das Racist, Gordon Voidwell -NYC
*8/13-8/16 OLD MONEY @ Olio Festival w/ Flosstradamus, Felix Cartal, Maluca, Paul Devro + more -Vancouver
*8/22 OLD MONEY @ Glory Days at The Biltmore w/ My!Gay!Husband! -Vancouver

More info via

Guilty Simpson "Coroner's Music"

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Guilty Simpson "Coroner's Music" (prod. by Madlib): Damn. This is off that album. OJ Simpson LP. OJ Simpson = Guilty & Madlib. Oh it's not a game right here. I've honestly loved how Guilty sounded with Madlib ever since "Strapped" off the Champion Sound album. OJ Simpson will feature other MCs, like Elzhi & Strong Arm Steady, as well as some cuts from J. Rocc. Stones Throw has more info on this banger, and are currently selling the "Coroner's Music" digi-12" right now! Shouts to JJ at Stones Throw for the heads up.

[video] Road To The Release Episode #7

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[video] Maxwell "Pretty Rings" LIVE On GMA

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Watched this earlier today with the Mrs.; "Fortunate" is our song, and I just love the story of dude coming back and debuting at #1. Check out this performance:

Via RapRadar, who also picked up on my tweet about Maxwell's (three-finger) ring.

Ghostface Killah ft. Raheem DeVaughn "Baby"

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Ghostface Killah ft. Raheem DeVaughn "Baby": Another leak from Wizard Of Poetry, GFK goes in over his soulful stylings. I can vibe to this, definitely - I get in those moods where I don't want that "shoot 'em up/bang bang/rah rah" shit, I need that smoother shit - something I could listen to with my wife, although I doubt she'd fuck with this if she peeped his lyrics. LOL who knows. September 29th.

No need for that Auto Tune, though.


Bekay "Bekay's Warfare"

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x Chemical Warfare = win. Click the pic. Shouts to Matt at Coalmine.

[video] Diamond D "U Can't Be Me"

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[video] Soulja Boy "Swag Flu"

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[video] Fokis Slingin' Weight (Week 11.5)

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[video] Jay-Z Sits Down With Quest MCODY

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[video] Sunset Blvd trailer

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Amerie "Why R U (Remix)"


Amerie ft. Rick Ross, Cain, Jadakiss & Nas "Why R U (Remix)": Amerie trades one old school classic for another, this time tackling Whodini's "One Love" for the remix to "Why R U". This remix > the original, although it should've just been Nas and Jada on it. Sorry.

Shouts to BoBO.

Quite Nyce "Jazzolution"

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Quite Nyce "Jazzolution": Check it out; here's the first leak from Quite Nyce's mixtape, Hello, My Name is Quite Nyce, which drops on August 18th. What's wild is his debut album drops on August 25th, and is entitled Through My Eyes. You should already be up on dude, whether it was the promo over his The Champs vs. The League project with Raydar Ellis, or just being one of the North East's iller spitters. My negus, meet Nyce, get to know him, then prepare to take a look pon de earth through his eyes...

Big up to Unherd, as per usual.

Corey Black "Finger In My Nose"


Corey Black "Finger In My Nose" [clean \ dirty \ instr.]: Shouts to Tech Supreme for hitting me with this. It's taken from Corey's Blackout EP. You can check out Corey Black and more artists from St. Louis over at I told you guys last night, there's some shit in the water over in the Lou.

Nine High "Cookout (M-Phazes Remix)"

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Nine High "Cookout (M-Phazes Remix)": Hell, the way I was burning up the BBQ chicken wings on Sunday, I could've gotten it IN with this track then. I'm not down with someone talking about "all the meat we can eat", but I definitely will be firing my grill back up once the rainstorms break. Big up to Flago for this one, and for more info on N.H., hit his MySpace.

Trends "Your Face"

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Trends "Your Face": I dropped a leak of his earlier this month, and got another bit passed to me last night. The Electronic Tape drops this time next week, so keep an eye peeled for this hybrid banger. Shouts to Pavion for this one.

Slaughterhouse "Cuckoo"

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Slaughterhouse "Cuckoo" (prod. by DJ Khalil): I've been listening to a lot of Slaughterhouse material as of late - these niggas just have it. This Khalil-produced track won't stop the rotation of SH material on my cranBerry, either. I'm not sure if I can wait until August 11th - this might be a disc I have to buy!

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[video] Big Kuntry King "Beem Beem Beem"

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[video] Affion Crockett x Drake

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Too perfect:

If you missed the original:

Shouts to Rappers I Know.

Dub MD & Junclassic Present Southside's Savior

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I've dropped a shitload of leaks from this badboy, and now I finally get to drop the full tape on y'all. Dub MD and Junclassic link up for a batch of fireworks, post July 4th, from fresh beats from J-Zone, DJ Husky, Blakasper & The Plague to found instrumentals - Jun knows how to run the voodoo down, and he's truly the savior of this shit.

DOWNLOAD Dub MD & Junclassic Present Southside's Savior

Jun's Imaginary Enemies drops on Classified on September 8th, while Dub's got a new project with Nametag (Classic Cadence Vol. 2) coming on August 10th.