Saturday, August 01, 2009

FOTM: THUGSTEP #26+#27

Two for one today; the month of July was nutzo for me. I went to LA at the end of June, and when I got back I just felt SWAMPED. I got ish done, but absentmindedly forgot to post the FOTM for July '09 a month ago, so its in here alongside this month's FOTM. Dirty beats...

Yung Joc vs. Juju "Going Down (DJ Nappy Extended THUGSTEP Refix)": "beat in my trunk, bought it just fo da freaks"; so goes Joc's intro into the game. This uptempo banger from Juju sounds tailor-made for Joc's party-ready anthem. Can you still do that motorcycle move?

Rich Boy vs. Benga "Throw Some D's (DJ Nappy Extended THUGSTEP Refix)": Rich Boy's entrance into the game came from this Cadillac-lovin' ode to the pursuit of twinkies. That bottom-heavy riddim from Benga should have the block rockin' when it pumps through your speakerbox, trust. Polow Da Don even comes off on this one!

RIP Baatin

This is going to be the soundtrack to August, trust.

EDIT AHH's report on Baatin's passing; looks like T3 confirmed earlier this week that Baatin had rejoined Slum Village.

EDIT Straight Bangin' has some notable jams from SV up now.

EDIT The above shot is a pic from Mel D Cole, of Slum Village and Pete Rock from this year's Rock The Bells.

EDIT The Detroit Free Press has posted an article on Baatin's passing.

EDIT All Hip-Hop has a piece up today; was Baatin smoking crillz?

Death Of Anterior Cruciate Ligaments

Ever since "D.O.A." dropped, Enigmatik and myself will gchat new lyrics to the song, some funnier than others. Here's a lil' ditty we drafted (working title "D.O.A.C.L.") this morning, while reflecting on Drake's recent injury:

only nigga to dance on stage, fall on his face
"Drake is illest rapper"?, get ya leg replaced
hold up!

THIS IS ANTI-WALKING
DEATH OF THE ACL
DRAKE GOT HIS SWAG-ON ONSTAGE THEN THE NIGGA FELL
UGH
GET THEM CRUTCHES OUT
UGH
MAKE A GROWN MAN CRY OUT
UGH
PAIN HURT SO BAD, CLOSE YA EYELIDS
THIS IS DEATH OF ACL, MOMENT OF SILENCE

(good riddance)

niggas turns ain't tight
his left ain't right
screaming in pain all night
[THAT'S TOO FAR NIGGA!]

I MIGHT WEAR A CAST FOR A YEAR STRAIGHT...
I MIGHT ROCK CRUTCHES, FUCK IT, CANES!

Grab the instrumental and fill in the gaps.

Botchmania 83

Botchmania 82

Excess Bangers 37: Get Reigned On

Newest latest from the Highbrid Nation camp. They blasted this last night, but I was in the True Blood zone, realizing what I can't get into.

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Tracklist:

01. Eminem - The Warning
02. Lloyd Banks - They Mad
03. Drake ft. Saukrates - The Search
04. Lil Wayne - Million Dollar Baby
05. Freeway - Free Moolah
06. Gucci Mane ft. Yo Gotti & Slim - Strong
07. Havoc – H Is Back
08. Crooked I - 8-11 (Pt. 2)
09. Lloyd Banks - Best Kept Secret
10. KiD CuDi - Call Me Moon Man
11. Lil’ Scrappy - Black Diamonds
12. Raekwon feat. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah & Method Man - House of Flying Daggers
13. Lloyd Banks - Lights, Camera, Packin’
14. Freeway feat. Shay - Grindin
15. DJ Honda ft. Mos Def - Magnetic Arts
16. Fat Joe Ft. Pleasure P – Aloha
17. Peedi Crakk - Smile (You Mad)
18. Cory Gunz - Plenty Money
19. The TC’s ft. Snoop Dogg - Shut You Down

Happy August!

[video] Jay-Z At All Points West

"Run This Town"


"D.O.A."


Props to illRoots. HHNM had more footage.

[video] Playaz Circle "Look What I Got"

[video] Drake Collapses During Concert



Miss Info has all the details. Gotty has some insight.

[video] 50 Cent "Touch Me"

[video] Pitbull "Hotel Room Service"

Friday, July 31, 2009

[video] Hardcore Gentlemen "Hardcore Gentlemen"



Bonus Beats Hardcore Gentlemen "Hardcore Gentlemen"

Friday, July 31st 2009 playlist

Enjoy these, I'm over here trying to figure out what's up with this Slaughterhouse album.

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Shouts to Michelle at audibletreats for putting me onto this cat...

K'Jon "On The Ocean"


Enjoy your weekend, fam. Keep it cool.

Slaughterhouse ft. Fatman Scoop "Onslaught 2"

Slaughterhouse ft. Fatman Scoop "Onslaught 2" (prod. by Emile): August 11th came two weeks early... I'm not sure if this one bodies the original, but I mess with this, even though I'm not sure why Fatman Scoop (sans Crooklyn Clan) is on this. Ortiz FTW, by the way.

Oh, and the album sounds like just what you think it would, for good or ill. I'd do a vivid review, but Enigmatik's live-blog of his first listen mirrors my thoughts.

previous Slaughterhouse "Cuckoo"

Raekwon "House of Flying Daggers"

Raekwon ft. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah & Method Man "House of Flying Daggers" (prod. by J Dilla): Here's a clean CDQ version from the homey nation. Damn.

EDIT Dirty CDQ via Nah Right.

previous Raekwon "House of Flying Daggers" [radio rip]

[video] Shakira "She Wolf"

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Raekwon "House of Flying Daggers" [radio rip]

Raekwon ft. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah & Method Man "House of Flying Daggers (radio rip)" (prod. by J Dilla): First off, shouts to Alex at Killer Beez for this one. Now, I have to be real with you - I've been getting sick of the hype Chef has been getting. I want OB4CL2, not to hear him speak on it every other day. This is more like it. Over a HYPE, driving Dilla instrumental, they revisit the "Clan In The Front" hook and see all four of these niggas wild the fuck out, lyrically. Everyone sounds like they need to. While I'm not going to bug out and think the album is God's gift before I hear it, I'm definitely rockin' with this one.

Bonus Beats Angela Yee Interviews Raekwon [via Team Yee]

EMS x RTD: ThrowBack Thursday 012

M-Dot & Grime "You Know My Steeze Freestyle": No one can explain it better than the homey Rev... "So week 12 of EMSxRTD is upon us and this week I bring to you a raw cut that screams "East Coast" from the beat the the hard boom-bap rhymes. Some of you will recognize the beat from Gangstarr's "You Know My Steeze" and M-Dot & Grime decided to bless it for a French Mixtape by DJ Quash. Check out this dope cut, I'm telling you this isn't one to miss if you are a fan of multi-syllable rhyming and hard hitting punchlines. If you enjoy this, then check out M-Dot & Grime's album "Neighborhood Knock" which was presented week 2 of EMSxRTD".

[video] Jeremih "Imma Star (Everywhere We Are)"

Oddisee "We On To Something"

Oddisee "We On To Something": Check out the first leak from FWMJ’s Rappers I Know x Funkadelic Freestyles Volume 1: The Off Season, a mixtape that will be dropping on August 4th. This project features all new and original music from artists like Oddisee, Danny Brown, X.O., Finale, Kay of The Foundation, Che Grand, Senor Kaos & DJ Spinna, Trackademicks, Akrobatik, Mr. Lif. Christ. Dynamite MC is on it, too. Fuck. This is going to be the joint!

Eminem "The Warning"

Eminem "The Warning": Damn, this is the Eminem I love hearing. I'd had "Nail In The Coffin" stuck in my head over the last week - wasn't expecting this at all. Damn. So many quottables. Em won, and this shit BETTER not be over!

MP3 via Nah Right; shouts to RapRadar.

FuseBox Radio (Week of July 30th, 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 29, 2009 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

Our commentary this week focused on the latest happenings with the Dr. Henry Louis Gates arrest and it's implications in the mainstream media and beyond in regards to people dealing seriously with race & class issues, the Nas/Kelis divorce settlement and some other things here and there.

This week we don't 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 29, 2009 (in no particular order)

45 King feat. Lakim Shabazz/When A Wize Man Speaks/White Label
DJ Hurricane feat. Public Enemy & Money Mark/Freeze The Frame/TVT
The Jacksons/That What You Get (For Being Polite)/CBS
Rakim/Holy Are You/RA Records & SMC Recordings
General Steele feat. Buckshot/A Toast to Bucktown/Duckdown
MC Lyte/Rocking With the Beat/MC-Lyte.com
Jay Electronica/Exhibit A/Decon
The Roots/How I Got Over/Okayplayer & Def Jam
Georiga Ann Muldrow/Roses Pt. 2/E1
Nappy Roots feat. Anthony Hamilton/Down 'N Out/Nappy Roots Entertainment Group
Nucci Reyo/Plain Ol' Jealousy/G State Ent.
Red Cafe feat. Pete Rock/Heart & Soul/Konkrete Kaos
Poison Pen/BK's Fat Boy/Gold Dust Media & K7
Freeway/Freeway's Beard/Free Money
Enoch 7th Prophet feat. Zay/Sick 'N Tired/Divine Chakra Edutainment
Sonny Bonoho/Judge Brown/Blackworld Ent. & TwentyFifty
Hustle Simmons feat. U City/Raise The Bar/Bee Eater Recordings
B.o.B. feat. Playboy Tre & Killer Mike/Say What You Want/White Label (http://www.myspace.com/bobatl)
Phil Ade/Going Off/368 Music
Ashy L Bowz/Hood/ODS Management
Lil' Jon feat. Swizz Beatz & Snoop Dogg/I Do (inst.)/Universal Republic
Tanya aka T6/Get It Off (inst.)/Vacant Lot
Arab feat. OJ Da Juiceman/Kitchen Musik (inst.)/Angry Chimp Music Group
Black DaDa/I'm A Zoe (inst.)/Universal Republic
T.I. feat. Rhianna/Live Your Life (inst.)/Grand Hustle & Atlantic

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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Chopped Not Screwed Vol.1: 808’s & Hadee

Here's the first in a series of mixtapes from Chitown producer/MC Rashid Hadee. Check out his interpretation of Kanye's latest, with mic support from the likes of the Chapter 13 crew (Augustine & Melatone), Decay, Pugs Atomz and The Primeridian. I wonder what the next installment will be?

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QN5 Megashow 2009 (8/7/2009)

Should be an ill show; the CunninLynguists will be performing A Piece Of Strange in its entirety, with a band! That's gonna be worth the price of admission, trust. Make sure you check otu Strange Journey Volume One, which is available for purchase right now! 2DBz are sponsoring this, so that should be a treat.

Cymarshall Law "Run This Town Freestyle"

Cymarshall Law "Run This Town Freestyle": When I posted the instrumental, I was waiting for this to hit the inbox. I see a few are flying around the Internets, but this is the first to come to me. Cymar finished the Creator's Kid EP, looking for a good situation - wait for that Creator's Craft Mix CD as well. Jersey!

D.Black "The Return"

D.Black "The Return" (prod. by Jake One): Here's another leak from Ali'Yah, which drops on MYX/Sportn' Life on September 15th. Are you up for the challenges D lays out within these bars?

Shouts to audibletreats.

previous D.Black ft. Vitamin D "Keep On Going"

Diplo: Rizla Arena at Lovebox

Shouts to the good folks over at Rizla, who gave RTD some exclusive video/audio of Diplo's set at this year's Rizla Arena at Lovebox.



Brown Bag AllStars "I'll Remain"

Brown Bag AllStars "I'll Remain" (prod. by Tailor Made): Here's some underground aesthetics kicked to a knockin', organ-driven instrumental. Even some light shots taken at Drake - he won't answer back, though. Brown Bag Season, Day 18!

[video] Raekwon at Noisemakers



Shouts to Dallas Penn for hitting me with the first of what will surely be a plethora of Raekwon at Noisemakers videos.

EDIT Or not; anyways, GRANDGOOD has audio!

Breez Evahflowin' Breez Deez Treez Sampler

This drops on August 11th, so check out the LP via this sampler... preferably w/ an L or 2.

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Tracklist:

1. Background Music
2. I Know
3. Luck vs Skill feat. Swave Sevah and Ike P.
4. Dot Dot Dot
5. Let 'em Know feat. Dojah and Symphonic
6. When You Fall
7. Within Me
8. Moms
9. Rope
10. I Failed
11. Hold It
12. Over feat. Swave Sevah

Ill.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

[video] Cops Caught Framing Motorist?

[video] "Road To The Release" Episode 8



Bonus Beats Eternia "The Mega" (prod. by M-Phazes)

[video] Money First "Sound Boy Freestyle"

Trenton's nicest leave a heap of bulletholes in that classic Smif-n-Wessun BANGER!:

Snoop Dogg & The TC's "Shut U Down"

Snoop Dogg & The TC's "Shut U Down" (prod. by Niggerachi): Oddly enough, I was just having a conversation with my nigga Junclassic about our shared love for that classic Snoop shit; ever since the Deep Cover OST, I've always enjoyed the big homey's work, and it looks like he's getting bacc in that ass with another Chuuch project. On August 4th, Bacc 2 Tha Chuuch Vol. 1 will be released digitally on Doggystyle Digital/Gangsta Grooves. The entire project is produced by Snoop (under his "Niggerachi" guise), and hopefully the entire project sounds more like this cut. There's a nice blend of familiar faces (Kurupt, Daz, Ray J, Damani, Uncle Chucc, Tha Twinz) and new artists (the Hustle Boyz, the TC’s, Tha Raw Doggz and singer Chris Starr) on this one, and is said to have "a nice blend of the vintage West Coast sound".

Shouts to Hannah for this one!

Bonus Beats Snoop Dogg "Fuck Yeaaah" [via TSS]

[video] Skyzoo "The Beautiful Decay"

Myk Dyaleks "Flagrant Won"

Myk Dyaleks "Flagrant Won" (prod. by Deal The Villain): I'm not sure what project this is earmarked for, but I know Brokn.Englsh is my shit, and Deal is the homey, so this is what we call a no-brainer. The bonus beat is another cut from Tom Chase's 100 Yard Dash mixtape that I was saving to leak on Thursday, but got leaked by Mr. C.I.O.N. Burris. Good music can't wait!

Bonus Beats Tom Chase ft. C.I.O.N. Burris "Topless Freestyle"

Theo Martins "Say It Right (Chaise Marcel Juke Remix)"

Theo Martins "Say It Right (Chaise Marcel Juke Remix)": Here's a quick juke retwerk of Theo's "Say It Right". You should recognize those whistles, and you should be in your car/home/cubicle, jukin' to the fast past riddims. FIYAAA!

Tha Carter III x MS Paint

Paste Magazine has a bunch more of these MS Paint-renditions of bad cover art.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Skyzoo "Strung Out (Cabes Remix)"


You gotta love when a plan comes together. Coalmine hosts a remix competition when The Foundation drops, and they come with fire like this Cabes remix of Skyzoo's "Strung Out" (click the pick to download). Grab the remix EP right NOW from iTunes.

[video] MSTRKRFT ft. John Legend "Heartbreaker"

Verse Simmonds "Buy You A Round (Up & Down)"

Verse Simmonds "Buy You A Round (Up & Down)": I heard DJ Envy drop this during a Rush Hour mix last week, and got into it. I clowned on it for a bit (that rap breakdown wasn't jibbing with me), but I can't deny this one. That bass works well, and must do damage in the club when paired with that hook. I don't know much about dude, aside from him having a twitter and a Gumby, but I have a feeling that this dude will be a part of the 2nd half of the Summer. Shouts to Joso for this one.

Tom Chase ft. Deal The Villain "Catalina Wine Mixer"

Tom Chase ft. Deal The Villain "Catalina Wine Mixer": Here's a fresh leak from Tom Chase's 100 Yard Dash mixtape, which Deal is on the boards for, and I imagine the Elite Assembly will be featured in varying forms. Love that horn in this one. I've also got more coming from Deal, trust - this shit is far from over. 100 Yard Dash will be out VERY soon, so keep your eye peeled.

previous Tom Chase "Chase O.A."

Money First "Street Corner Niggaz"

Money First "Street Corner Niggaz": Trenton's own Money First kicks it up a notch with this anthem for the corner boys out there. I've seen a lot of niggas who hug the block like this, who aren't afraid to let two (or more) off at you. It's a fucking cold world, and if you think there aren't niggas out there who will twist your whole onion off, you're buggin'. I'm just glad I never crossed one of the homies. Shouts to Boom Blake and the goonstown.com fam for this one.

Quite Nyce "This Is My Life"

Quite Nyce "This Is My Life": Here's the 2nd leak from Nyce's Hello, My Name is Quite Nyce mixtape, which drops on August 18th. This is one sneaks up on you, and smacks the shit out of you when those hard drums drop. Expect to hear dude's name buzzin' on this site and others before his tape drops!

previous [video] Quite Nyce "I Alone"

[video] Fabolous "Everything, Everyday, Everywhere"

Featuring Ryan Leslie & Keri Hilson:

[video] Pugs Atomz Spits 20 Bars In Budapest

Monday, July 27, 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)"

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"

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"

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'"

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?