Archive for 08/01/2009 - 09/01/2009

Wordspit LIVE At SouthPaw (8/29/2009)

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Wordspit will be touching down at Pink on 9/26/2009.

[video] Whitney Houston On Oprah

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This is Part 1 of the Oprah interview, via Rap Radar; I'll update this post with Part 2 when it becomes available.

EDIT And here's Part 2, again from Rap Radar:







Alicia Keys "Doesn't Mean Anything"

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Alicia Keys "Doesn't Mean Anything": Looks like Mz Beats is using the fire from "Empire State Of Mind" to roll into the next phase of her career. Does the hook remind anyone else of "If I Ain't Got You"?

MP3 via 2DBz.

[video] Cam'Ron & Vado "La Bamba"

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[video] Mack 10 "Mirror Mirror"

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Cymarshall Law at Hip-Hop Kemp 2009

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Bonus Beats Cymarshall Law "New Wu Freestyle"

Scion Radio 17: Jokers of the Scene Interview

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[video] Bobby Brown Speaks On Whitney

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Funny shit. He is really trying to make it seem like Whitney corrupted him?



previous [video] Whitney Houston On Oprah

[video] The 54 Reality Show (9/15/2009)

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[video] Pill "Glass"

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U-N-I ft. Theo Martins & Curt@!n$ "Drive By"

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U-N-I ft. Theo Martins & Curt@!n$ "Drive By": Here's one of the better cuts featured on the Dubstep LA mixtape, featuring friend of the site, Theo. Not mad at how they did their thing over this Chase & Status banger. Wish I could get some more quality MCs over dubstep.

Oh, did you miss the Bear Trapz?

Quest M.C.O.D.Y. Ctrl+Alt+Delete Mixtape

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I've been waiting for Quest to drop this tape on you guys. One of Detroit's finest drops the first volume of his Ctrl+Alt+Delete series, featruing him going IN over found beats, as well as some original instrumentals. Shouts to Quest for doing the damn thing, lyrically.

DOWNLOAD Quest M.C.O.D.Y. Ctrl+Alt+Delete Mixtape

Masta Ace & EDO. G ft. Marsha Ambrosius "A's & E's"

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Masta Ace & EDO. G ft. Marsha Ambrosius "A's & E's": When this faster-paced beat came on, I was wondering how Marsha was going to sing on this. She doesn't, but the hook still sounds fly. Masta Ace uses words starting with A, and EDO does the same with "E" words. Format is kind of tired, but it works. A&E drops on October 6th.

Shouts to MAC Media.

J.A.M.E.S. WATTS "Say You Will (The Re-Fix)"

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J.A.M.E.S. WATTS "Say You Will (The Re-Fix)": NJ's own returns with a Kanye West re-fix to re-introduce you to the next phase of his artistry. James says this was actually written around the time 808s dropped, but with the plethora of MCs dropping their own verses over this back then, he wisely decided to hold off on dropping this one. Welcome to the next phase...

Cy Yung "Da Hollywood Shuffle"

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Cy Yung "Da Hollywood Shuffle": I know, I just posted "The Death of Cy Yung" last week, and now I have some new sounds from the Soul Train Dancer: A Tribute to Rosie Perez album? Yup. J. Slikk shot an e-mail over last night featuring "Da Hollywood Shuffle", as well as three more snippets (download everything HERE); word is that A Tribute to Rosie Perez is about 90% done (cover and promo materials are done, with vocals about 90% complete, waiting on features and final tweeks), and is set to drop on November 9th, 2009. It's been four years in the making, so I hope that this is finally dropping.

Looks like a likkle bump in the road might've been what was needed to finally get this long-awaited banger out there? All tracks produced by Slikk, with features from "R.O.E., Rashid Hadee, Primeridian, Melatone, IndySparks, Junclassic, Meilana Gilliard, and more"... keep it locked!!

previous Cy Yung "Dreamcatcher Revisited" CDS

DJ Cable - Free To Roam (9/13/2009)

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Due to this weekend's DMC competition in the UK, this week's edition of Safe To Roam was made-up of some of DJ Cable's illest recent mixes. His crew came out in third in the world, by the way. Check 'em out!

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Tracklist:

MASH DOWN VOL. 3:

01. Intro...
02. Mark Instinct - Invader
03. N-Type & The Others - Technophobe
04. Maniac - Thug
05. The Prodigy - Warrior's Dance (Benga Remix)
06. JME - Standard
07. Reso - Smash Yer Face In
08. Crissy Criss - Kick, Snare
09. Distance - Night Vision (Skream Remix)
10. Jakes - Rock The Bells
11. Emalkay - Explicit
12. Chase & Status - Saxon
13. Chase & Status - Saxon (OH SNAP! Edit Stylee)
14. The Count & Sinden - Hardcore Girls (Project Bassline Remix)
15. Jammin - Hold On + "Scratch Interlude"
16. Ludacris Feat. Shawnna - What's Your Fantasy
17. Jakes & Joker - 3Klane
18. Skepta - I Spy
19. Tempa T - Next Hype
20. Rusko - Mr. Muscle
21. D.O.K. - Warning
22. Benga - Buzzin'
23. Kyza - Go (Bar 9 Remix)
24. Foreign Beggars Vs. Rouge A Levres (Feat. Primecuts) - Hit That Gash (Itchy Naaan Re-rub)
25. Vista - Forcefield
26. Bonecrusher Feat. Killer Mike & T.I. - Never Scared
27. Caspa - Marmite
28. Ruff Sqwad - Xtra
29. Skream - Simple City
30. High Rankin - No Money For Guns
31. Joker - Do It
32. Seven - Drop
33. David Banner Feat. Lil Flip - Like A Pimp
34. Chingy - Juice
35. Fused Forces - What's Going Down
36. Basement Jaxx - Raindrops (Doorly's Dubstep Remix)

NEW JACK SWING MINI MIX:

01. TLC - Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg (US 7" Edit)
02. Guy - Do Me Right
03. Keith Sweat - I Want Her
04. Boyz II Men - Sympin' (Remix Radio Edit)
05. Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
06. Boyz II Men - Motown Philly
07. Bell Biv DeVoe - Poison
08. Johnny Gill - Rub You The Right Way

RTDLTD 001 PROMO MIX:

01. Noah D - Mash Down [RTDLTD001]
02. ShockOne Feat. MC Spyda - Chronic [VIPER]
03. ShockOne, Phetsta & Metrik - True Believer [VIPER]
04. Lomax - Avon Calling [RAM]
05. Mr Dymz - Our Last Day [RTDLTD Dub]
06. Random Movement & Mixmaster Doc - Rattled System [INTEGRAL]
07. Delphi Productions - Somethin' Else [RTDLTD Dub]
08. Sinistarr - My Thoughts Exactly [INSIDE]
09. Noah D & Shylok - Lion Sound [RTDLTD001]

Revalation ft. Kore & Strick 9 "Take You Out"

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Revalation ft. Kore & Strick 9 "Take You Out": Here's a new cut from the EMS Productions crew, doing their thing over Fabolous' "Throw It In The Bag" instrumental. I hear the original so much, I'm kind've surprised not too many MCs have picked up on this beat. This is taken from The Revalation Will Be Televised, which I'm told is on the way soon.

[video] Jordin Sparks "SOS (Let The Music Play)"

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[video] Kanye West Apologizes On Jay Leno

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Dude definitely feel bad - for good reason. Hell, Obama called dude a jackass. I'd be wanting to dip for a bit, too.

previous [video] MTV VMAs 2009

EDIT Here's Taylor Swift on The View:



It has been reported that Kanye called Taylor soon after this appearance on The View.

EDIT TSS posted the audio of Obama calling Kanye a jackass. Comedy.

Curly Castro "First Release"

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Curly Castro "First Release" (prod. by Justin M): Castro is the latest edition to the Public Axis camp, and this is a pretty bittersweet cut from him, serving as an introduction, but I have a feeling a lot of you will be able to relate to. Do yourself a favor and introduce yourself.

RIP Patrick Swayze

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Just saw word that actor Patrick Swayze died today. He was 57. He succumbed to his battle with cancer.

You're probably wondering why I'm posting this - I'm a child of the 80s, and movies like Dirty Dancing, The Outsiders, Ghost, Road House, Point Break and many other flicks were staples of my growing up, for good or ill. Point Break was my shit, and my wife and my cousin Mike loved Road House. I went to white middle and high schools, and spent many times at parties trying to avoid Dirty Dancing and Ghost.

Plus, being "ghost like Swayze" is just a classic old school Hip-Hop term.

RIP.

[video] Runner (Bmore Edition) [trailer]

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[video] Michael Jackson This Is It [trailer]

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[video] Havoc "Letter To P"

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No Need To Fahrenheit 451

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This time last year, four branches of the Trenton Public Library were set to close due to budget woes. You'd think that in these days, where things like higher education (and education in general) should be bigger priorities, that shit like this wouldn't even be an issue.

Apparently, some things are more important than smart people.

In Philly, their Free Public Library is set to close all of its branches on October 2nd due to budget woes as well! Is this 1909? How can we NOT have funds for education and free knowledge in 2009?

Sadly, you probably don't think this affects you - you have a computer, you go to school no problem. Have you ever been to North Philly? Take a trip out to LaSalle University, and see how some of the surrounding community lives. Those kids need a library, not just to go research for a book report... they might now own a PC, and that's their only link to the evolving technologically advancing world we live in.

Or that's their refuge from the street life. Think on it.

I really don't get it. If this appauls you like it does me, you CAN do something about it: hit up this link and find out how to make your voice heard about what can be a damaging blow to the future of Philadelphia's children - not to mention this causing a ripple effect throughout the nation.

Christ. Shouts to Spec Boogie for the heads up.

Tanya Morgan At SOB's (10/06/2009)

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Tanya Morgan will be touching down at SOB's in October, backed by a live band... and featuring the mighty Black Sheep! Tickets are only $10 advance/$15 at the door. Word is there are special guests, so mark your calendars now! More info over at SOBs.

[video] Ghostface Killah "Stapleton Sex"

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Shouts to Angela Yee.

Gripz ft. Wordsmith "Maryland Connection (DMV Anthem)"

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Gripz ft. Wordsmith "Maryland Connection (DMV Anthem)" (prod. by Street Level): Here's a bonafide Maryland anthem from Gripz and the homey Wordsmith, taken from Gripz' Poetic Literature project, which should be dropping relatively soon. It's simple: dope lyrical expressions over a slick beat (Street Level always comes correct). DMV STAND UP!

Bonus Beats Wordsmith & Chubb Rock "Old 2 The New (Remix)" (prod. by Capish)

Oh No "Concentrate/The Funk"

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Oh No "Concentrate/The Funk": Here's a cut from Oh No's Ethiopium album, which is out now (digitally) exclusively on Stones Throw (with CD + vinyl to come later this year) - did you peep the Ethiopioum snippets mix? And yes, you can really cop Ethiopium Coffee. Orders are being taken until october 2nd, so hop on that one!

Shouts to Jeff at Stones Throw, as per usual.

N.O.R.E. S.O.R.E.

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N.O.R.E. said don't buy this album.

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Tracklist:

01/"Take Ya Face Off" (featuring Tony Sunshine & Raekwon)
02/"Get It In (Say What)"
03/"Move" (featuring Nina Sky & Jim Jones)
04/"My Girl Gangsta" (featuring T-Pain)
05/"Good Day"
06/"Set Trip" (featuring Bun B)
07/"By Myself"
08/"On & On" (featuring Sean Kingston)
09/"Shorty Look Good"
10/"Phone Call 2 Heaven"
11/"Body In the Trunk 2"
12/"I Wasn't Wrong"
13/"Fake Nigga"
14/"Letter 2 Norieaga" (Bonus Track)

*SHRUG* this is out on Thugged Out Militainment, right?

Janet Jackson "Make Me"

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Janet Jackson "Make Me": Wow. I wasn't that impressed with her Michael Jackson tribute last night (felt kind've short, and didn't have a real *ending*), but I mess with this new cut, which I'm reading is her new single. Sounds like the Janet of old, with a mix of that 1970s MJ thrown in there. I can smell the House remixes coming 'round the corner. Enjoy.

Shouts to Music Is The Heart Of Our Soul.

Sky 7th Trouble On The Way

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Gotta love pleasant surprises. I'm glad I got to feature Sky 7th on Offshore Drilling, and with a forthcoming project coming with RTD (we're in the Lab), I expect to be covering him more. Wasn't expecting a full release in my inbox today, though! Priming the public for his forthcoming album, Trouble Man (Winter 2009), Sky hits you with Trouble On The Way, featuring RTD favs liek Joulz Il and Chanes, alongside Blueface-member Lou Sleefe, and many more. Don't sleep on this at ALL!

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Hardwerk & Jansport J "High Power Moves"

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Hardwerk & Jansport J "High Power Moves": Here's the debut single from High Power Moves, an album from Hardwerk & Jansport J that will be presented to you by 2dopeboyz.com and KevinNottingham.com on November 10th, 2009. J is a dope producer, and I'm not too up on Hardwerk, but he has some ill styles going on. Should be a dope project.

[video] MTV VMAs 2009

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I'll be posting whatever video from last night's show that pertains to what I'm about... and there isn't much. Let's just get Kanye's fuckery out of the way:



I went nuts on twitter last night, but the thing was, 'Ye was wrong. I understand - he thought Beyonce was the rightful winner. Great. But Taylor Swift is a new(er) jack - she's 19. Let homegirl get her shine on. I mean, did he purposefully choose to run-in on her because he figured she wouldn't say shit (kind of like how he did 3 years ago)? He definitely didn't run-in when Britney beat Beyonce (although the word was he got escorted out?)... and its not even like he went IN on her, but he grabbed the mic and overshadowed her time, on a night where the true feeling was to be a celebration of Michael Jackson's life.

Douche. He did end up APOLOGIZING (apparently), but it looks like its not up on his site (word is his site is down due to the traffic). EDIT MTV confirms that Kanye was escorted from the building following his tirade. Looks like he was sharing that bottle of Hen-rock with Joe Jackson, too.

Beyonce, the class act that she is, ended up giving Taylor Swift the spotlight:



Pink went in on Kanye, as did Kelly Clarkson. AND Marsha Ambrosius!

Anyways, here's Jay-Z's performance of "Empire State Of Mind", with Alicia Keys:



Why did Lil' Mama feel the need to crash the party? SMH...

What else went down? From what I was seeing (I was rockin' to WWE's Breaking Point last night), not much. The Janet Jackson performance was a letdown, IMO. DDot has a few more videos up.

Take It Personal #25

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New Take It Personal!

Okay, it’s been three weeks and danyelliott is back! Danyel got a new job. Rap Radar got remixed. Jay-Z’s concert spectacular. Stretch pants. Crushed beer cans. D.C. commutes. Great greetings. Irons in the fire. Nursing Rosie back to good health. Yup, you can’t say we didn’t come back strong. And we’ll carry on. Ha!

Welcome back... again.

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[video] Wale VMA 2009 Rehersal?

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Checking my YouTube subscriptions, saw this video YN posted:



Wale and UCB are the house band at tomorrow night's VMAs, so I imagine this is some rehearsal ish? Keep it locked to RapRadar, I guess!

EDIT Speaking of RR and the VMAs, did bdot just post the winners list? LOL!

[video] Azage "All I Got"

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Here's a trailer from Azage's Bars Outbreak mixtape, which drops on 9/17/2009:

Freddie Gibbs "Nigga Machine"

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Freddie Gibbs "Nigga Machine": For some reason, I didn't give a listen to Freddie Gibbs' midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik when it first dropped (NOTE: here's the No DJ);after hearing him flip the intro to "Anti-Nigger Machine", I'm convinced: I fucked up. Thanks, Gotty, for hipping me to Gibbs' flavor. This cut is taken from Gibbs' The Label's Trying To Kill Me tape.

[video] 3 The Hard Way ft. Rakaa Iriscience "Truth"

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Lyle Horowitz Who Are We?

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I hadn't heard of Lyle Horowitz until earlier today, but when I got the e-mail on his Who Are We? instrumental album, I got intrigued. It contains samples from The Twilight Zone, which is one of the illest programs on TV, ever. The other interesting thing about Horowitz is that Dash Snow, who passed away recently, did the cover art for all three of his albums. Sacer passed during the making of this project, and this will be the last project of Lyle's using Snow's polaroid photography. This was due to drop around Halloween time, but due to a short flick he has coming, Horowitz dropped it now.

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Tracklist:

001. Next Stop (Intro)
002. The Fear
003. The After-Hours
004. The Jungle
005. Commercial Break
006. Time Enough At Last
007. Nervous Man In A Four-Dollar Room
008. A Stop At Willoughby
009. Who Are We (Interlude)
010. The Howling Man
011. Come Wander With Me *
012. The Obsolete Man (Outro)

* = produced by Supreme, co-produced by Lyle Horowitz

Introducing Danny Diggs

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Produced Danny Diggs represents Ireland, and hit me with this EP of tracks featuring MCs like Akrobatik and Jermiside over his beats. Speaking of Jermiside, Jerm and Danny have an album coming on the way. Keep it locked for that!

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[video] Jay-Z Answer The Call Concert

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"Empire State Of Mind"



"Run This Town" (ft. Rihanna & Kanye West) / "Can't Tell Me Nothing"



"Already Home" (ft. Kid Cudi) / "Heart Of The City" / "D.O.A." (ft. John Mayer)



"Can't Knock The Hustle" (ft. Mary J. Blige) / "The One"



"Young Forever" / a medley of classics



Miss Info also has photos, more video and commentary at her blog.

EDIT Mr. World Premiere has the full concert up for download.

[video] Nina Sky at S.O.B.'s NYC

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Spotted over at YK2 Daily.

MadeMonarchs.com presents Beat Sessions with Tech Supreme

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[video] Jay-Z Conversations In Hip-Hop Interview

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[video] A&E "The First 48" trailer

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[video] Playaz Circle "First Class"

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[video] Jeremih "Break Up To Make Up"

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Excess Bangers 43 - 8 Years: Ghost & Ruins

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9/11 went down eight years ago... funny how time flies. RIP to those lost on that date.

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Tracklist:

01. Raekwon Feat. Ghostface Killah - The Badlands
02. N.O.R.E. ft. Bun B - Set Trip
03. DMX - Ya’ll Don’t Really Know
04. Raekwon - Walk Wit Me
05. Saigon-Eyeball
06. Currensy - Credit
07. Drake Ft. Jay-Z & Nas - Fear Success Remix
08. Cormega - What Did I Do
09. Raekwon ft Nas, Ghostface - Verbal Intercourse pt. II
10. Young Dose Ft. Rick Ross & Fabolous - Where They Do That At
11. Camp Lo ft. Ski - Another Heist
12. Young Buck - Never Gonna Stop Me
13. Yo Gotti ft Gucci Mane, Lil Boosie & Trina - 5 Star Remix
14. DJ Webstar Ft. Jim Jones -She Can Get it
15. 50 Cent Ft Jovan Dais-Baby By Me
16. Ghostface Ft. John Legend - Let’s Stop Playin
17. Twista ft. Nate Dogg - Holiday
18. Strong Arm Steady Ft. The Game - Trunk Music


Shouts to Highbrid Nation for this one.

Raekwon LIVE at S.O.B.'s NYC

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Shouts to Dallas Penn.

[video] Fat Joe "Aloha"

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Featuring Pleasure P & Rico:

[video] Whitney Houston "I Look To You"

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The Death of Cy Yung

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The MC you know/knew as Cyrano (aka Cy Yung) sent over this e-mail, and I figured I'd rather just post it verbatim, as opposed to trying to paraphrase his words:

Wassup friends,
Been a hot minute since I've sent any music out, but big things are coming before the end of 2009. Most importantly, the death of "Cy Yung" is officially starting. As some of u know, I have dealt with confusion surrounding my alias because there are other "Cy Young"s or "Cy Yung"s currently competing for the limelight in a already over-saturated HipHop industry market. In my opinion, this has led to a number of cross-references, improper taggings & posts, discussions, etc surrounding whois who and what music is attributed to what artist. No more...
I am removing the Cy Yung from my posts, and I ask that u do likewise. Although the other people using the same name was my main reason for changing this, it wasnt the only reason. The other catalyst occurred more frequently, when I was priveledged to find out that my name wasnt large enough to garner common courtesy from other "underground" rap artists, especially when it comes to album concepts, titles, etc. Therefore, it has become immediately necessary that I dismiss any baggage from my previous rap persona that may be deemed as similar to any of these fake-ass niggaz (Black, White or otherwise) supposedly dedicated to HipHop as a culture or art form.
Needless to say, the market has turned most of us (friends, fans and purveyors of HipHop) into leeches and slugs (pardon my pun). What we do now is seek ways to make $ off of our passion, instead of walking thru the mobs with our crosses on our backs and earning our stripes. Now we can end up on the biggest stages in the world MONTHS after doing our 1st song, we can end up making an album devoid of anything socially, morally or ethically responsible and be lauded as the messiah simply for having the most "airplay" or "downloads"...its really pathetic how WE have become the THEM in US vs THEM...
So it is with a somewhat heavy heart that I accept my personal apathy towards music's decay and decline, and take the 1st step towards renewal and reclaim...

Hi, my name is James Ebron, and sadly, I'm a rapper.


See, we claim to be "HipHop artists" because we listen(ed) to Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince or Brand Nubian & Pete Rock & CL Smooth & Digable Planets & ATCQ & Biggie & Masta Ace & BIg Daddy Kane & Wutang & KRS ONE & blah blah blah...oh, and we never killed nobody so our "discovery of finding ourselves" thru a mind-numbing catalog of songs about 1) our mamas, 2) our gfs (or bfs for the female emcees, and I use that term loosely for men or women) 3) the system, 4) the good old days, 5) and shall I not forget the "creative" songs, either stolen templates from our predecessors OR half-ass attempts to "enlighten" or "entertain" by flipping a metaphor OR using repetitive phrasing or references in a quasi-cool way...

NIGGAZ PLEASE

We all deserve to die...Sweeney Todd said it best.
The world is not changing BECAUSE of us, its changing IN SPITE of us. Truth is, for all our ramblings, social networks & digital downloads, we cannot turn society on its ear. That monumental change we supposedly had so much to do with last November? Where's the HipHop part of Obama's administration? Where's our seat at the table? We are watching from the same seats as the Republicans who lost, waiting for senators and administration follies to dole out what our lives will be like for the next 4 years...

WAKE UP ZOMBIES!!!!!!!!

Your blogs are nice, u keep us more informed than newspapers ever could...but for pete sakes, your opinion sites and posts are about as relevant and powerful as Terrence Howard losing his part in Iron Man 2 (speaking of which, is NOBODY concerned that you can make quadruple what a person who gives his life for this country makes just by reading and memorizing a script and PRETENDING you're saving the world OR having sex with somebody hot)????

"Allow me to retort..."

THE REVOLUTION BEGINS 11/9

BORN ON 9/11
FORMULA 4 09
CYRANO IS JAMES Q PUBLIC
SOUL TRAIN DANCER

The party's over...now u gotta suffer the hangover!

I know what finally set this off, and figured this was coming. Here are a few tracks he sent with the e-mail:

Friday, September 11th 2009 playlist

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RTD_PLAYLIST_(9-04-2009-9-10-2009) ~675MB
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For some reason, I didn't know that Common did a 9-minute long version of his "Testify" video until my wife put me onto this. Check it out:

Common "Testify" (9 minute short film)


Enjoy your weekend, fam. One.

World Star Hip-Hop Exposed (Part 1)

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Peep dude school you on how WSHH is robbing cats who pay upwards of $3000 to get their videos featured on WSHH, all while eating cereal and doing simple Apple commands:



WHOA! Shouts to eskay for posting this link. Damn shame - I had heard WSHH charged for featuring videos on the site, but it looks like they can juice your numbers something crazy - imagine if someone wrote a script to do what homey showed in this video?

WHOA! Part 2 over at heavybank.com.

[video] Behind The Music: Lil' Wayne

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[video] Keri Hilson "Slow Dance"

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[video] PositiveSoulMovement Interviews Versis

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Nice one; props to PositiveSoulMovement.

[video] Black Dynamite trailer

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8thW1 "Clean-Up Duty"

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8thW1 "Clean-Up Duty": So "Paradigm Shift" was written as a metaphor for change, and wasn't intended to be leaked. I guess that's why the 2nd half of the track was just beats, eh? No harm, no foul, but it is kind've crappy that 8th caught a bunch of flack over an unfinished track.

Elucid Bear Trapz

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It's always an honor and a privilege to be able to drop that new face-melting material from Elucid. Bear Trapz features three new cuts from the man, and could damn-well be seen as a demo tape or blueprint (no Jay-Z) for those of you who want to peer into the future of this thing of ours. We are creatures of multiple influences, and no other MC has the ability to retain his lyrical potency over beats that would create challenges for a cat who doesn't possess his verbal acumen. This is Bear Trapz.


Tracklist:

We Don't Care (Caspa Dub)
Yum Yum (N-Type Dub)
Trouble The Water (prod. by SuhBurb)

Now, let me step up to the podium and read a prepared statement, something special for this occasion...

The Spitzwell Brotherz "What Happened"

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The Spitzwell Brotherz "What Happened": Frankie Phresh of the Spitzwell Brotherz hit me with this new cut from their forthcoming mixtape, A Dozen Glazed, which is set to drop in October 2009. They take Amerie's latest banger and really ask what's going on in the current state of Hip-Hop. Add this to your conversation(s) on "where is the game going", OK?

Mochipet & DJ 0.000001 "Eazy E On Atari"

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Mochipet & DJ 0.000001 "Eazy E On Atari": Here's the title track from the Chrome Kids' latest Fre-Release, Eazy E On Atari, which flips some '92 Eazy E acapella into some dutty glitch-fueled mayhem. You lookin' to suppliment your West Coast Hip-Hop sets? Throw them niggas a curve ball in the form of a cybernetic Eazy E!

Shouts to kaptin for sending this one over.

$hamrock ft. B.o.B. "Doin' It"

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$hamrock ft. B.o.B. "Doin' It": You remember $hamrock, right? He was the winner on ego trip's (White) Rapper Show a few years back, but has been relatively quiet (I do remember him being on Wild'n Out). This Decatur, GA native has a new album dropping on September 22th entitled Worst 2 First, and this Bobby Ray-feature is one of the many joints on the project (it also features Bonecrusher and Bohagon, with beats from Luney Tunez, Slim C, CyberSapp and Aktual). I'm kind've excited to hear what dude has been working on - we'll see if he's truly First, ya dig?

Shouts to Hannah for this one!

[video] Elephant Man "Soup"

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[video] Sean Paul "Press It Up"

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[video] Jay-Z On Letterman

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8thW1 & 2 Hungry Bros. "Paradigm Shift"

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8thW1 & 2 Hungry Bros. "Paradigm Shift": This is amazing. 8thW1 speaks his mind on what's going wrong with Hip-Hop, and I can't agree more. Shots are taken at The Cool Kids and The Knux directly, but I imagine you can lump a host of other acts in there, indirectly. There's even a fresh breakdown during the second half! Truly one of those tracks you'll have to rewind and let sink in...

This will NOT be featured on 8thW1's No Room For Dessert, which makes sense.

Potholes In My Blog had the exclusive on this one!

Kryptic Minds One Of Us Cover+Tracklist

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Kryptic Minds is set to drop his long-awaited dubstep album on Loefah's Swamp81 label on September 28th.

Intro
One Of Us
Generation Dub
Stepping Stone
Somthing To Nothing
Six Degrees
Three Views Of A Secret
Secure Lost
Dissolved
Chosen Few
Organic
Distant Dawn


I posted more info on Dogs On Acid; check that out!

Lotus & Troy Dunnit "Fly With Me"

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Lotus & Troy Dunnit "Fly With Me": Peep the second single from the forthcoming Anti-Cupid EP, which is some spacious space-beats for spaced out kids. Seriously.

Keyel "Mary Jane"

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Keyel "Mary Jane" (prod. by fLako): Shouts to Jared from Eighty81 for sending this one over. I've primarily posted fLako tracks that featured VERSIS, but this laid-back track features Cleveland, Ohio crew Keyel. The title is a good idea... might wanna light up something and mellow out to this one. This cut is featured on Keyel's mixtape, which drops on September 25th - hopefully I get that when it drops!

[video] Road To The Release Episode #11

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PreZZure iRhyme 3

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I'm guessing the pic of PreZZure in the pimp at is from age 3. My son just turned 3. And PreZZure is celebrating three years of doing this. Dude gives his all, and definitely has talent, and its crazy that he's put out like 3 free projects out in 9 months of 2009. Maybe more. Damn. Download this and send homey some thanks for the quality Hip-Hop.

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[video] The Kid Daytona ft. Bun B "Air Born"

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[video] Beenie Man "Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie"

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Cashmere Agency Presents Mr. Grustle & Tha Russian’s Dubstep LA: Embrace The Renaissance Vol. 1

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The very thought of this has left a bad taste in my mouth, ever since word first came out. It does contain some bangers ("West Coast Dub" from 12th Planet & Ras Kass, Excision & DZ's "Yin Yang"), but a lot of this is no further advanced than the THUGSTEP that DJ Nappy crafted. I guess this is the catch-up mixtape. Mixed by DJ Plastician, this will probably be the primer for a whole slew of Hip-Hop/dubstep hybrid bullshit mixes and such that Will anger me even more.

It's OK, you are all stuck off this, and I've got something for you... soon come.

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Sppotted over on TSS.

Dream McClean The Purple Promo Mixtape

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Today being 09/09/09 and all, its a perfect day to bridge the US an UK Hip-Hop lovers with this new mixtape from Dream McClean, provided by Buck Marley and Team Supreme. I imagine most of you sleep on UKHH, but there's some ill spitters out there, and Dream is one of them. Check out homey's tape and learn a likkle something!

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Tracklist:

01. The Industry
02. Experiment Gone Wrong
03. The Only
04. Bring Your Smile Back
05. You're Gonna Make It
06. What Credit Crunch
07. Skankdown
08. Story of Him
09. The Lyrical One
10. Can't Stop Spinning
11. Closer ft. Darien Brockington
12. Cliche
13. Be My Friend

Jern Eye "Get Down"

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Jern Eye "Get Down" (prod. by Keelay & Zaire): Here's the first official single from Jern Eye's Vision album. Lovin' the vibe of this track - that drum is snappin', has a nice low-end to it. Perfect early morning music, nahmean? Lovin' those dope lyrics, too - no need for tight pants and mohawks to get your style on, just kick a dope verse.

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

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I need to transcribe this interview with Verse. This was my sleeper summer jam.

[video] Shaq vs. Oscar De La Hoya

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This is taken from that Shaq Vs show:

[video] Critical's BBAS Mural

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The Deal Dub, Episode 12

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It's been a minute since the last episode of The Deal Dub, but its good to have Deal The Villain and Mr. C.I.O.N. Burris back. This week's edition expounds on the theme of strategy, and of course there's a mean selection of ill tracks, both known and new to you. Welcome back, guys!

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Murs "Madhouse"

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Murs "Madhouse" (prod. by Chase & Status): C&S' "Madhouse" has been on dubplate for a while, and the last thing it needed was weak lyrics, especially underwhelming bars from an MC the caliber of Murs. And you niggas wanna sleep on DJ Nappy and the THUGSTEP movement? Fuck you sideways. Dubstep LA drops their mixtape tomorrow (Sept. 9th) (tracklist via dubstepforum), but we got something for them motherfuckers, twice.

Via Okayplayer.

ROE "Fear"

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ROE "Fear": Sorry nation, but if you don't want to hear MCs over Drake's "Fear" track, you shouldn't post the instrumental. The homey ROE, fresh off a TSS feature, flips a quick verse over this lush beat. Will 2009 be ROE's year?