Saturday, August 15, 2009

[video] 1st Party ft. Luu Breeze & Mista Bourne "The 1st Fourty 8"

Trends "Day By Day"

Trends "Day By Day" (prod. by The Beat Show): Following up The Electronic Tape, here's the *bonus* single from Trends' The Best Of Trends tape, which drops on the 28th of this month. This is some hard love shit - like "damnit, I love you, bitch!" type shit.

[video] Behind The Scenes: Bekay "Torture Chamber"



Bonus Beats Bekay ft. Swave Sevah "Torture Chamber" (prod. by Detroit Red)

DJ Rasta Root The Rest Of Dilla Vol. 1

Here's a fresh mix of classic Dilla jawns (coming from the producer angle, just how I like it) from the homey DJ Rasta Root. A lot of my favorites are on here, including Phat Kat's "Nobody Care About Us", Slum Village's "What Love Is", and Dilla's "Won't Do". Classics.

Gotta shout out DJ Vin Roc for passing this one on, and shouts to Flawless Hustle for the back cover.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Excess Bangers 39: Fie Fie 1.5:Kitchen Heat

Wouldn't be the end of the week without an Excess Banger from Highbrid Nation, right?

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Tracklist:

01. Slaughterhouse - We Outta Here
02. Lloyd Banks - 80s Baby
03. DJ Kay Slay f. Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, Styles P, Bun B, Lloyd Banks, Papoose, Tony Yayo & Ray J - Heard Of Us
04. Inspectah Deck - DreamCatcher
05. DJ Paul (Of Three 6 Mafia) - Wanta Be Like You
06. Twista - Yo Love
07. T.I. - For Real
08. Cormega - Journey (prod. Large Pro)
09. DJ Kay Slay ft. Ray J, Busta Rhymes, Jim Jones & Plies - Blockstars
10. Crooked I, One-2 & Mykestro - 3 Emcees (prod. Komplex)
11. Young Buck - Breach Of Contract
12. Ya Boy - Heavy Metal f. Cik. Money
13. Brisco - Revenge
14. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Ft. Will.i.Am - Patron
15. Young Buck - Anticipating Prod. By Chris Noxx
16. Ray Cash - Certified f. Curren$y & Darren Anthony
17. Living Proofe - Rise (produced by Durban Poison)

You feelin' Living Proofe?

Make Da Trap Say Rave

DJ Mighty Mi "Make Da Trap Say Rave": Here's a massive blend from Mighty Mi, flippin' OJ Da Juiceman's ignorant trap anthem into some certified club bangin' funk. Oddly enough, I wouldn't be able to fuck with the instrumental, but through some dopeboy nigga nonsense over it? I'm all for it. Christ.

Shouts to Miss Info for this one.

PenDragon Homerun King

Peep that new mixtape from Bmore's PenDragon, featuring the homey Articulate and a bunch of other ill spitters, as well as beats from the mighty Rickie Jacobs. Oddly enough, I've been revisiting Season 3 of The Wire, so this will be good background music for that...

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[video] PreZZure Live at Voodoo Lounge

Cayoz ft. Praverb "For The Love"

Cayoz ft. Praverb "For The Love": P Viz just hit me with this cut from Cayoz' Mixed Vibes mixtape, with the two of them tacklin' the instrumental for Little Brother's "We Got Now". Good to hear P back in the studio after 8 months (!!!) off; he's contributing to a forthcoming RTD project, as well as a possible collabo jawn with Cayoz. Keep it locked!

[video] Rakim At Highline Ballroom (8/13/2009)

I'm posting Part 2 first, because Dallas Penn said so:



Friday, August 14th 2009 playlist

Odd weekend - its always weird when my wife and my son are out of the house and I'm home. khal da homebody. Anyways, shouts to the heads who are making moves outside of the limelight. One of these days all of these projects will be seen and loved. Or liked alot.

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Check out this freestyle from the Chef:

Raekwon "Blood On Chefs Apron Freestyle"


Enjoy your weekend. I think I might brown bag it a night or two. One!

[video] Jay-Z "Run This Town" [preview]

[video] Birdman ft. Jay Sean "Written On Her"

Brown Bag AllStars/Mr Porter/Coalmine Records Remix Contest

Here's some contest info sent over by both KONCEPT and J57 of the BBAS:

The Brown Bag AllStars and Coalmine Records team up to bring you The Brown Bag AllStars "League Of Intoxicated Gentlemen" Remix Contest. Originally produced by Mr. Porter (Aftermath/D12), the opportunity is now yours to step up and tap out some heat! We will be picking 2 winners, 1 sample-based remix and 1 sample-free remix, both winners will be have their remixes officially released as a digital single through Coalmine Records. Click here to download the original version, acapella and rules/contest itinerary. All submissions are due no later than Monday, August 31st.

Good luck!

[video] Nelly ft. Pharrell "Let It Go (Lil Mama)"

Myk Dyaleks The Butterfly Effect

Myk Dylaeks of the Brokn.Englsh camp has a new mixtape for the masses: The Butterfly Effect, which is an ill title, considering his Chilla Than A Catipilla mixtape from last September. This project is entirely produced by the homey Deal The Villain, so expect some classic soundscapes thrown under dude's ill rhymes.

This will only be up for 12 hours, so grab it quick. Via B.E.'s blog.

[video] Beaterator

This game is from Timbaland & Rock Star Games:



This will drop on the PSP and Playstation Network.

[video] Pacewon & Mr. Green "She Can Be So Cold"

[video] Paramore "Ignorance"

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Kam Moye "Step By Step"

Kam Moye "Step By Step" (prod. by D.R.): Here's another leak from another MYX Music artist. Kam Moye's Splitting Image album drops on October 27th, but you won't find this fire joint on it. I love how D.R. flipped the sample in the beat, and Kam attacks with fury. Word is Kam and D.R. got selected by Grey Goose Vodka as the North Carolina reps for their Rising Icons campaign. Congrats to them for that! Keep your ear to the grindstone for more info and leaks from Kam's album.

Spoke In Wordz "Right Now"

Spoke In Wordz "Right Now" (prod. by Kid Hum): Kid Hum's working on a new compilation entitled Wrighterz Block, showcasing his recent experiments in Logic production, as opposed to rockin' the MPC and his vinyl collection. This is a departure from Offshore Drilling, although Hum said he will include a few sample-based tracks. It's interesting to hear homey rock these beats, they have a definite bounce to them. Word is that the name of the project came from Spoke In Wordz, and it just made sense for this cut to be the first leak from it. Rock to this, and await more.

[video] Young Chris ft. BJ "Grown Things"

When Keepin' It Swag Goes Wrong

There's nothing more un-masculine then harping on how another man dresses - and capturing your conversation on video. Peep the irony of the first wepisode of "Swagg or Fagg":



I applaud them combating the tight pants shit, but really, "swagg" is the wrong term, no matter how "catchy" you think this shit is.

D.Black ft. Tiffany Wilson "Touch The Stars"

D.Black ft. Tiffany Wilson "Touch The Stars" (prod. by Jake One): Here's another track from D's Ali'Yah album. Dude's really got some skills - that MYX camp is no nonsense, nahmean? Props to Keelay for putting me onto dude, and audibletreats for the, um, audible treats!

FuseBox Radio (Week of August 12th, 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 August 12, 2009 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

Our commentary this week focused on Hip-Hop "Beef" in the YouTube/UStream generation, the U.S. "Town Halls" about Health Care and how they're becoming a huge barometer of the issues people still have with race & class in this country, the passing of Eunice Kennedy Shriver (founder of the Special Olympics) and some other things here & there.



This week, we had in interview with independent Hip-Hop MC LuGuz (http://www.myspace.com/luguz).

Some of the topics that we covered with this talented perofrmer included his background in music and Hip-Hop, his influences, the latest LuGuz mixtape projects (The Rock Premier 1 & 2) & upcoming album, the New Jersey Hip-Hop scene, working as an independent MC in the internet age successfully and some more!

This week we don't have new Black Agenda Report segment due to the length of our interview. The Direct EFX segments will return at the end of the HBCU's college summer break period in September 2009.

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 August 12, 2009 (in no particular order)

Poor Righteous Teachers feat. KRS-One/Conscious Style/White Label
DJ Honda feat. Mos Def/Magnetic Arts/DJ Honda Recordings
Willie The Kid/Aviation/Aphilliates Music Group & Embassy Entertainment
The Meters/Here Comes the Meter Man/White Label
Michael Jackson/ABC (Salaam Remi RMX)/Motown
Whitney Houston/Million Dollar Bill/J Records
Lil’ Dave/Cafe Cubana/Record Breakin' (http://www.recordbreakin.com)
Freeway/Old 2 The New/Free Money
Georgia Ann Muldrow/Roses Pt. 2/E1
Wayne Wonder/Back Biters (Move Star Riddim)/VP Records
Slaughterhouse feat. Fatman Scoop/Onslaught 2/E1
LuGuz/Piece of Your Fame/LuguzMusic, Starscream Productions & Eastwick Records (http://www.myspace.com/luguz)
KRS-One & Buckshot feat. DJ Revolution/Survival Skills/Duckdown
LuGuz/Hands On The Wall/LuguzMusic, Starscream Productions & Eastwick Records (http://www.myspace.com/luguz)
Pitbull/Calle Ocho (DJ Pistelero RMX)/White Label (http://www.myspace.com/djpistolero)
Mary J. Blige/Stronger (inst.)/Geffen
Scientific The Rap God/Boomerang (inst.)/Life Music Group
DJ Jazzy Jeff/We Live In Philly (inst.)/BBE
Jay-Z/Heart of the City (inst.)/Rocafella & Def Jam

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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Trackstar the DJ & The Smoking Section Present Anger & Ambition: The Best Of Killer Mike

Trackstar and The Smoking Section have linked up for another best of mixtape, this time showcasing the illness that is Killer Mike (who also hosts the tape). No "Two Sides", but its probably better that way.

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[video] MJG ft. Slim "Big Time"

N.O.R.E. ft. Jim Jones & Nina Sky "Shoulders Move (DJ Ted Smooth Remix)"

N.O.R.E. ft. Jim Jones & Nina Sky "Shoulders Move (DJ Ted Smooth Remix)": I've been messing with the resurgence of Ted Smooth remixes since Cipha Sounds blew up Ted's "Blame It" blend earlier this year. I loved the original "Shoulders Move", and this '90s-leanin' flip has me buggin' out in my cubicle. I'm gonna have to get a lil liquored up and get my groove on to this.

Shouts to Splash.

Bonus Beats Jay-Z ft. Rihanna & Kanye West "Run This Town (DJ Ted Smooth Remix)"

Che Grand Everything's Good Ugly Sampler

DJ King Most has taken Che Grand's long-awaited Everything's Good Ugly album and mixed this fresh sampler for those of you who are still snoozing. Peep this, then cop it on the 18th of August! Hit up Che's blog for more information.

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[video] Slaughterhouse LP Release Party (8/12/2009)



Hot97 held their Slaughterhouse release party the other night, and Dallas Penn, who's been putting the Internets on to SH since the beginning, was there to give you niggas the inside scoop, b/c he's good like that.

And here's Part 2:

[video] The Young Simmons Project



JoJo been gettin' it in in the studio?

Joe Budden, Raekwon & American Civility



Jay Smooth FTW.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sheen Brothers Scumbag Funk Vol. 1

The Sheen Brothers is an ill collaboration between Cosmo Baker & 4th Pyramid, and the Men At Work reference is the shit. I'd try to explain it, but the info in the blast I got says it all: A duo of slicked-out sleazestars tuned into the greasy funk and drippy disco sounds that make girls lose control and guys feel like macks hit the stage in style to turn the party out. Unbeknownst to them, the two hit on a virtual party rocking monster machine that’s no joke. With Cosmo on the ones and twos and Pyramid on the MPD, these two have smoothed out their own brand of sexy dance floor flavor, what they like to call Scumbag Funk, and the people want more. What can they say…it’s a Sheen thing.

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[video] Slum Village "Actin' Normal"

[video] Amanda Diva ft. Johnny Polygon "Neon"

[video] Ginuwine ft. Bun B "Trouble"

Bun B isn't in this video, but Cocktail is, so everything works out:

[video] Jern Eye Vision EPK



Bonus Beats Jern Eye ft. Roc C & Nightclubber Lang "Blowin' Up" (prod. by DJ Vinroc)

LL Cool J "Billie Jean Dream"

LL Cool J "Billie Jean Dream": I peeped this the other day, and I actually like what LL did. It looks like he's running a Michael Jackson Tribute Competition through his Boomdizzle.com website. You can either remix an MJ classic, do a photo montage set to music, make your own video to an MJ song or make your own original MJ tribute track. You get link love on Boomdizzle, or "B Famous", which could do wonders for anyone, especially an up-and-coming cat. Check it out!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Quite Nyce & Raydar Ellis "Clap"

Quite Nyce & Raydar Ellis "Clap": If you follow this board, you should've already been up on "The Spirit"; Quite & Raydar dropped their Champs vs. The League album back in March of this year, and that spawned them getting loads of rave reviews, as well as working with Geoff Barrow of Portishead! On week 4 of Quite's Hello, My Name Is Quite Nyce mixtape promo, it makes sense to revisit these bangers for those who might not be up on 'em.

Don't forget, the mixtape drops on August 18th, with his Through My Eyes album dropping on the 25th!

Bonus Beats Quite Nyce & Raydar Ellis "The Spirit"

A&E "Little Young"

A&E "Little Young" (prod. by M-Phazes): It's funny that this dropped; I was talking to SBK earlier today. He told me I was overusing the term "fail" (which is true), and I told him he was overusing the 90s (I think he had some OC on at the time). How wild is it that Masta Ace and EDO G linked up to form A&E. This track is what you'd expect from two vets - them chanting down all of the "Lil" and "Young" rappers out there. Peep the tracklist for their Arts & Entertainment track, which drops on October 6th:

1.) Hands High (produced by M-Phazes)
2.) A’s &E’s f/Marsha Ambrosious (produced by Baby Dooks)
3.) Fans f/Large professor produced by (DJ Supreme One)
4.) Little Young produced by (M-Phazes)
5.) Ei8ht Is Enough (produced by Frank Dukes)
6.) Good Music f/Posdnus of De La Soul (produced by DJ Spinna)
7.) Pass The Mic f/KRS-One (Produced by Double-O)
8.) Reminds Me (produced by DJ Supreme One)
9.) Rounds And Round f/DOITALL of Lords Of The Underground (Produced by DJ Supreme One)
10.) Over There (produced by M-Phazes)
11.) Here I Go f/Jamelle Bundy (produced by Rain)
12.) Dancing Like A W.G. f/Chester French & Pav Bundy (produced by Pav Bundy
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I've got a feeling this is going to be a sick one.

DJ Cable - Free To Roam Show (Aug 9th 2009)

Latest edition of DJ Cable's Free To Roam show, showing off his diversity, as well as an ill THUGSTEP refix that I'm waiting to get a copy off.

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Act Like you Know (Dubstep Mix) - Nero
Kingston Town - Radikal Guru
Talk Dubby to Me - Downlink
I Come From - Raven
Bassnectar's Superstylin Smashup - Bassnectar
3klane- Jakes & Joker
Calous - Skream
Why Is Everything Mono? - Benga
Me N My - Eve
Look Like This - Lil Scrappy Feat. Gucci Mane
Never Scared (DJ Cable Vs. Chase & Status THUGSTEP Mix) - Bonecrusher Feat. Killer Mike & T.I.
Bonkers (Doorly Remix) - Dizzee Rascal
Bang Time - M.O.P. Feat. Styles P
Kinda Like A Big Deal - Clipse Feat. Kanye West
I'm Going In - Drake Feat. Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy
Hold the Line - Major Lazer, Mr. Lex & Santigold
I Think They Like Me (Remix) - Dem Franchize Boyz Feat. Jermaine Dupri & Da Brat
Champion Sound - Q-Project
Valley Of The Shadows - Origin Unknown
Reachout - DJ Zinc
Bad Ass - Mickey Finn & Aphrodite
Dark Soldier - Renegade
Next Hype (Instrumental) - Tempa T
Inside Job - Taz Buckfaster
Sholin Style (Nero remix) - Bar9
Jack Got Jacked (Jack Beats Remix) (Thrills Dubstep Refix) - AC Slater
Standard - JME
Smash Yer Face In - Reso
Money For Guns - High Rankin
Do It - Joker
Raindrops (Doorly's Dubstep Remix) - Basement Jaxx
I Spy - Skepta Feat. Jammer
Rusko - Mr. Muscle
Go (Bar9 Remix) - Kyza
Forcefield - Vista
In Tha Place to Be - Jakes
Sellin' Bass - Lukki
Dem Na Like Me (Subscape Dub) - The Qemists
Can It Be (Half A Million Dollars & 18 Months Later) - Murs
Anybody Can Get It - Uncle Murda
Super Thug - N.O.R.E.
B-Boy Document '99 - The High & Mighty Feat. Mos Def & Mad Skillz
We Celebrate - Ghostface Feat. Kid Capri

EDIT Vote for DJ Cable in the Vice x Grolsch Block Party Mix Competition!

[video] "Road To The Release" Episode 10

MYX Music Label Presents The Official Illmind Remix Album

DJ Icewater mixed up this dope collection of Illmind remixes. You get Ill flippin' OC, Slum Village, Common and many more! There are even four exclusive and unreleased Fortlive tracks for your comsumption. Shouts to MYX Music & audible treats.

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Spec Boogie BLACKsummers'night

I previewed "Time Of My Life" last week, and Spec Boogie hit me with his complete flip of MeLo-X's complete flip Maxwell's BLACKsummers'night. My only hope is that this happens 2 more times.

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Botchmania 89

Shuko & DJ Concept Ecko Unlimited Edition, Vol 3

Shuko and DJ Concept link up for the latest edition of their Ecko Unlimited series, this time hosted by the one and only Buckshot! You should know what time it is with this one.

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Tracklist:

Mission To The Moon Intro
Sareem Poems - She’s So So
Fashawn - Life As A Shorty
Umse f. Wordsworth - Lass Ma Gut Sein
Kev Brown f. DJ Rbi - The Versatility Joint
Buckshot Says A Few Words
Zilla - My World
Kos - I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman
Skero f. Kamp - Fuss Vom Gas
Halfway To The Moon Interlude
Kenn Starr f. Oddisee & Supastition - In Check
Buckshot Introduces Survival Skills
KRS One & Buckshot f. DJ Revolution - Survival Skills
One Dae - BK All Dae
Disiz - Bete De Bombe 4
On The Surface Interlude
Wagner Love - I Know (Neeon Remix)
Spork Kills - You’re So Cute When You’re Mad
Cubic Zirconia - Fuck Work (Dam Funk Remix)
Tesla Boy - Spirit Of The Night (Bestrack Remix)
Head Automatica - Beating Heart Baby (El-P Remix)
Franky Kubrick - Talk About Me
French Montana f. Jadakiss, Lil Cease, Mic Geronimo & Nore - New York Minute
Skyzoo - The Beautiful Decay
Deep Rooted f. Blu - From The Heart
Orange Soil / Buckshot Outro

So many ill tracks in there.

Dub MD Presents Nametag Classic Cadence Vol. 2

Volume 1 dropped last October, and Dub MD hit me with the next edition of Nametag's Classic Cadence series; beats from Black Milk, rhymes from Skyzoo, Quest MCODY, Fred Knuxx and many others? This is a dope tape to cap off the rest of the summer.

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Tracklist:

01.) A Million Rappers (Produced By A.Will Productions)
02.) Back On My Sh*t (feat. Skyzoo) (Produced By Black Milk)
03.) The Beat Bang (feat. Quest M.C.O.D.Y) (Produced By Jay Edgar)
04.) Stylin On 'Em (Produced By Black Milk)
05.) About You (Remix) (Produced By Black Bethoven)
06.) Set It (feat. Moe Dirdee) (Produced By Black Bethoven)
07.) Let The Beat Play (feat. B.Stormz) (Produced By Doc Illingsworth)
08.) DJ Graffiti Interlude
09.) Ask Around (Produced By Koyto)
10.) Chips (feat. Fred Knuxx) (Produced By by Sean Ross)
11.) Crash Course (feat. Street Justice) (Produced By Black Bethoven)
12.) Stylin On 'Em (Remix) (feat. Kopelli, Kanglosta, ONPoint & Young Scolla) (Produced By Black Bethoven)
13.) The Matic Track (Produced By Lou Matic)
14.) Ain't I (Produced By B. Franks)
15.) Tag Surfin' (Produced By K.E.)
16.) Courtesy Of Ambition (Produced By Black Milk)

Free Just Blaze Beats

Paterson, NJ's own Just Blaze is giving away free beats on twitter. Seriously!

This is too funny. Rapin' U Records FTW.

[video] Elite Assembly Talk HipHop Beefs

REAL TALK: Joulz Il

My boy Joulz il has been frustrated... he won't talk to me about it in depth, but I know he has. We put out The il Before The Storm, and it seems like its been lost in the shuffle for whatever reason. I try to not dwell on things that didn't go my way, just like I don't like over-hyping my triumphs, but I think some of the words from this post migth be echo'd in the convos of many an MC in 2009:

For me, it always seems as if Hip Hop comes with the jagged pill of reality for you, if you don't have a huge following or if you don't have the money to really get your thoughts out to the masses. Its almost a daily struggle not to get jaded when I know for a fact that I really don't have the resources to get the music out to the people that I would like to have it. That's really the most frustrating part of it all. With all the new mediums of putting music out and all the millions and millions of DIY emcees, Im starting to feel like Im getting lost in the shuffle. This is a discouraging notion. How do you continue to do what it is that you love when what it is that you love doesn't love you? Even typing that, I had to laugh. The greatest exercise in futility for me is being an emcee who has something to say, has the ability to say it, but yet has no one who will listen to what he is saying. I often wonder if I should just go to the microphone one day and just spew out the most unintelligible and non-tangible gibberish and then immediately put it online and pub it as the greatest song ever. Send it to the djs and press them to play it. Submit it to every blog and hope that they post it up. What if THAT'S the song that people start to pay attention to me by? How would I feel? Would I be able to live with that? Honestly, I cant say that I would.

It's a tricky situation these days, and I honestly feel bad for talented individuals who can't get their spit out, or get their bars heard. Dumb fans need teaching? I don't know. I'm trying to figure it all out myself...

Monday, August 10, 2009

Keelay & Zaire ft. Slo Mo "Pimp Dreams"

Keelay & Zaire ft. Slo Mo "Pimp Dreams": The Potholes In My Blog crew told me they had a special project coming, but I wasn't expecting this. Transmitting Live Volume 1 is mixed by DJ Traumatix and drops on August 25th; it features 25 exclusive, unreleased tracks from a host of quality artists, including cats like Elucid, Blu, M-Phazes, The Red Giants, Buff1, Jon Hope and many more. I can't wait to hear it, and you shouldn't sleep. PIMB FTW.

Emcees & Producers To Watch: From the States To Overseas Part 1

I'm not sure who laks is, but he hit me with this compilation of fresh MCs and producers from both sides of the Atlantic. I saw Whygee and Sunkenstate, Kid Hum and others featured, and it caught my attention. Check this out!

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Tracklist:

01. Whygee & Sunkenstate - Hustle And Flow(prod: Kid Hum)
02. Rhyme Asylum - The Uprising (Produced By Don K-Sen)
03. BURNTmd - Good Guys(prod: Reef Ali)
04. Cleo - Table Has Turned ft Syster Sol(prod: King Al)
05. Caligula - Savings Withdrawal ft Lyrikal(prod: The Don)
06. Adebisi - 80s babies(prod: Ren)
07. iLLite - Classic s**t (prod: by Mules)
08. Solo For Dolo - The Joint RAW cuts Dj Total Eclipse(exclusive)
09. Dubshot Brothers - Write 2 Remember(prod: qb beats)
10. Indefinate Etticate - Dark Side(prod: Ken Houston)
11. Rare Jewelz - Top Gun(prod: Klarity and Denz)
12. Sunkenstate & Naeem Oba - Keep It(prod: GoodKnight)
13. Allyawan - Grind Or Die(prod: Kids on DMT)
14. 40Love - Interlude (G-Off PSA) cuts by Dj Whooligan(prod: Mikos)
15. Sk8board Squeez - Vampire(prod: Midi Mafia)
16. Clarissa Santiago - Clarissa of Death(prod: Ralph Random)
17. Rugged N Raw - Smashmouth Music(prod: JJ The Jenius)
18. Awar & iCON the Mic King - Sparks Fly(prod: Vanderslice)
19. Dan Bull - Thistopia(prod: Dan Bull)

If you're looking for new spit, pick this one up.

A.R.M. ft. Supastition "I Shine"

A.R.M. ft. Supastition "I Shine": How dope is their album that this Kam Moye-assisted banger didn't make it?! Their Brother Ali-featured track "Heaven Only Knows" will be the first official video release, taken from their uprising album. Peace to M.anifest.

[video] Joe Budden Wants To Square Dance

I figured I should post this, since I posted the eye jammy fuckery:



Enigmatik has more info, as does Miss Info.

Bonus Beats Fes Taylor & T-Bird "Blogger Nigga" (Joe Budden /Slaughterhouse Diss)
Bonus Beats Slaughterhouse "We Outta Here"

EDIT RapRadar has a rip of Joey's most recent BlogTV episode, where he pleads w/ Raekwon.

[video] Nappy Boy Ent. "Every Girl (Remix)"

Shit I Can't Find

Nothing pains me more than not being able to find certain things. I end up hooking people up a lot - but the shit I want, I end up using my patience and waiting a looooooooooooooooooong time for what I am looking for to surface. For example:

Can someone help me find an MP3 of the Offbeat: Red Hot Remixes EP? I had a friend who owned this vinyl; it includes a Seba + Lotek remix of "Krazy Groove", but the real joint I want is DJ Spooky's "Lulu's Peace Mix" of DJ Krush's "Ryu-ki". The Offbeat compilation from the Red+Hot organization was the shit, and I remember loving this mix... like 12 years ago. Trying to find the MP3 (legally and illegally) has been a big FAIL, and it looks like I'll have to hunt down the vinyl, cop a device to convert to MP3 and do the damn thing.

I have no problem buying shit. And Bret Hart was probably my favorite wrestler until the nWo surfaced in the WCW. I've been getting into eBooks, but for some reason, I can't find a normal .pdf of his Hitman: My Real Life In The Cartoon World Of Wrestling. I can find .ePub files, .mobi and other shits that involve me downloading some other reader - this is before we even break down the asinine prices for these purchases. Anyone know where I can score a normal PDF of this?

If ANYONE can help me out, hit me at khaldub@gmail.com.