Saturday, September 05, 2009

Drake "Fear"

Drake "Fear" (prod. by DJ Khalil): Thank you, Drake. This is the way I'd like to hear Drake, more often. Sing the hook but come with that introspection in your rhymes. Kind of why I mess with "Successful" more than "Best I Ever Had". This Khalil production is the truth.

Oh yeah, this is the one new song on the So Far Gone EP that's going to be on sale soon. Shouts to Team Supreme for this one.

Bonus Beats Drake "Fear" (prod. by DJ Khalil) (instrumental) [via Nah Right]

S.A.B. Radio x Theo Martins Interview (Part 2)

previous S.A.B. Radio x Theo Martins Interview (Part 1)

[video] Ryan Leslie "You're Not My Girl"

Friday, September 04, 2009

Wyclef Jean Patwa Swagga Mixtape

This premiered on Hot 97 two hours ago. Should be a good tape to rock to over the long weekend, no?

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1. Seventeen
2. The Emperor
3. Patwa Swagga
4. We Made It (Remix)
5. Can’t Wait
6. Over 18
7. I Will Dwell
8. Wickedest Style
9. Maxine
10. Freak
11. Sak Pase (Flatbush)
12. Steely Tribute

Via Wyclef's Blog.

Roc Raida Injured

While there's been no official word or explanation, the beat on twitter is that Roc Raida is in the hospital, having some kind of spinal surgery - I saw Talib Kweli mention an accident during a karate class? I don't know what the hell is going on with this Summer, I just hope he pulls through - he's truly a Grandmaster, and one of my favorite turntablists, ever. Need some proof?

Roc Raida "X-Men Style Beatz" (from Return Of The DJ, Vol 2)

Here's a collection of instructional videos Roc Raida did with

EDIT (9/19/2009) Roc Raida has died.

Botchmania 96

Botchmania 95

Botchmania 94

Q-Bert's Skratch Tribute to DJ AM

Shouts to DJ Craft for the heads up on this one.

Excess Bangers 42: Decades Of Relevance 2, Champion Status

Newest latest from Highbrid Nation, this time brought to you by Labor Day weekend x the start of the NFL = perfect soundtrack for me!



01. 50 cent-Flight 187
02. Wale ft. Jazmine Sullivan - World Tour
03. Raekwon Ft Jadakiss & Styles P - Broken Safety
04. Snoop Dogg - That’s Da Homie
05. Jay Rock Feat. School Boy Q & Spider Loc - Smoke Chronic
06. Ludacris ft Lil Scrappy - Patna Dem
07. Lil Boosie ft. Bobby Valentino - Who Can Love U
08. Raekwon - About Me (feat. Busta Rhymes)
09. Wale - Ice & Rain (prod. Cool & Dre)
10. MOP - My Kinda Nigga
11. Jay Rock - Change Gon Come
12. Tech N9ne - F.U.N
13. Mack 10 ft. J. Holiday - Hood Famous
14. French Montana Ft. Akon - Married To The Streets
15. KRS-One & Buckshot Ft. Mary J. BLige - The Way I Live
16. Wiz Khalifa - B.A.R.(Burn After Rollin)
17. Furious Styles - 69
18. Mac Miller ft Twit tha ill spit - On My Way
19. Tony White - Birmingham Bridge

Ghostface Killah "Stapleton Sex"

Ghostface Killah "Stapleton Sex" (prod. by Sean C & LV): Do you remember "Wildflower"? I know I sure do. This is that kinda GFK track. Nah Right put the "NSFW" in their post, and that's exactly what you need to know before putting this on. Angela Yee has the breakdown on this one.

EDIT Here's the "Stapleton Sex" video trailer. Shouts to Miss Info.

The Jake ft. V-Zilla "Never Knew"

The Jake ft. V-Zilla "Never Knew": Word from The Jake is that he sent V-Zilla some music, and 24 hours later, this ended up in his inbox. Lush story of perfect love... lost. You ever been there? Realizing that someone you had was truly a unique specimen of beauty - and you lost 'em? Blast this one while you plot how to get them back.

Anton Genius "Gettin' Up (All Star Remix)"

Anton Genius ft. Naledge, Pugs Atomz, Dominique Larue, Apollo Cain & Truth"Gettin' Up (All Star Remix)" (prod. by Anton Genius): Some cool night-time vibes in this beat. Sounds like something you can creep the streets slowly in. Or swing an ep in the back of your whip to this, given the theme of the lyrics. This is taken from Anton's In Genius They Trust, which drops in December 2009. Shouts to Pugs for this one!

Friday, September 4th 2009 playlist

Pardon me, here's a load of leaks, while I try to understand the allure of Max B...


RTD_PLAYLIST_(8-28-2009-9-03-2009).zip ~660MB


Lil' Boosie "Back In The Days"

Drink one or two for me. I'll have an EP for you drinkers on Monday. Keep it locked and enjoy the holiday!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Tanya Morgan LIVE In Chicago

Tanya Morgan is in Chicago, putting on what should be an ill show, at 11PM EDT (12 Central), aka RIGHT NOW. Net-Tix cost $10, which would give you the ability to view the concert and happen upon a chat after the show. Hit up Lumeefly for all the details.

Bonus Beats Tanya Morgan "Never Enough (Jay Chambers Remix)"

[video] 50 Cent "Flight 187"

EDIT 50 Cent "Flight 187" [via 2DBz]

[video] Playaz Circle "Can't Remember"

Featuring Bobby Valentino:

[video] La Toya Jackson "Home"


[video] Lil' Scrappy "Chop It Up"

[video] Lil' Flip "Deep In The South"

Mayer Hawthorne "Just Ain't Gonna Work Out (Astronote - El Camino Remix)"

Mayer Hawthorne "Just Ain't Gonna Work Out (Astronote El Camino Remix)":This sounds like some futuristic Doo Wop shit. Diggin' it. The original is found on Hawthorne's A Strange Arrangement, which is available on iTunes right now!

Trackstar the DJ Presents Boogie Bang 20

With host Nino Bless in tow, Trackstar cooks up his latest in his Boogie Bang serious. It's almost legal, and always fresh. Don't sleep!

DOWNLOAD Trackstar the DJ Presents Boogie Bang 20 [via TSS]

[video] D.Black Interview On KUBE 93

[video] D.Julien Interview+Freestyle On 102.5 FM

We hit you with Part 1, now here's the 2nd part, and a true freestyle from D.Julien himself:

[video] Big Urban "Religious Experience"

Emcee's & Producers To Watch: From the States To Overseas: Part 2

I hit you guys with Part 1 last month, and laks hit me with Part 2 earlier today.



01. The Unstable Fabulists - Take You Back(prod: IRN MNKY & Damo)
02. Acts? Lord - The Ballad of Peter Quistgard(prod: Clockwerk)
03. J-Snyder - On and On(The Gee-Mix)(prod: Gee Wiz)
04. Godamus Rhyme - Clock Strikes(prod: Godamus Rhyme)
05. Solo For Dolo - You Can't Say This On Demo Tapes(prod: Ru)
06. 40Love - How Bad Do You Want It? cuts by Dj Whooligan(Water)(prod: Mikos)
07. Rugged N Raw - I'm Broke & Proud f/Hasan Salaam(prod: DJ Static)
08. Spesh K - It's Going Down(prod: Rayne Drop)
09. Naeem Oba, Charley Brand, Whygee, & Ari - More of the Same(prod: GoodKnight)
10. Indefinate Etticate - Ugly Insides ft A-damn(prod: Ken Houston)
11. Cleo - Fake Ideas ft Syster Sol(prod: Leontin)
12. Dubshot Brothers - Secret Agent(prod: Tech Groove)
13. BURNTmd - Soul Snatchers ft Phil Da Agony(Remix)(prod: J GLAZE)
14. Awar & iCON the Mic King - Drifting With The Tide(prod: Vanderslice)
15. Rare Jewelz - Hump Day ft Madam Pepper(prod: Klarity and Denz)
16. Adebisi - Pray To The Sun(prod: Dylan Thomas)
17. Whygee & Sunkenstate - Tears of the Son(prod: GoodKnight)
18. Dan Bull - Outbound(prod: Dan Bull)

[video] Fat Joe "Hey Joe"

Maia Campbell Smokes Crillz?

Ayo, is it that bad? Homegirl was a dime... I remember her very well from In The House; if this is really Maia Campbell, apparently cracked out and stressed out, something ain't right in the world:

Shit, I had no idea homegirl had been going through all of this - drug abuse, bipolar disorder, all of that. She was definitely doing the damn thing - someone needs to help her out!

Spaceships On Flatbush: The Elucid Starter Kit

Hopefully many of you are awaiting the release of The Sub Bass Diet. Maybe some of you aren't up on Elucid at all. Or maybe you've missed some of his favorites. Looks like there's a post that started on OkayPlayer praising one of my favorite MCs (and favorite individuals in general), and someone else took the time out to hook up this Starter Kit on Elucid, which features a nice smattering of Gutta's different moods and movements.



no future
battle scars
stacey (sucker for love)
the fatalist
cut you down
keep walking
automatic writing

FuseBox Radio (Week of September 2nd, 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 September 2, 2009 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

Our commentary this week focused on the passing of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy & his impact on laws in this country, especially those affecting women, People of Color and the poor, some upcoming album releases (including Whitney Houston's comeback) and some other things here and there.

We had our interview this week with Washington, DC's own activist & independent Hip-Hop MC Enoch 7th Prophet (

Some of the topics covered in this week's interview included Enoch's life & musical influences, the background on his performance name, his travels in the music industry & how they coincide with keeping regular life balanced in general, if some folks are really made to be that Hip-Hop MC/Performer, his latest project with the Data Frequency album (which can be purchased here), the Mental Salvation radio show, spirituality and a lot more!

This week due to the length of our interview we do not 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 2009 after Labor Day.

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 September 2, 2009 (in no particular order)

Common/Resurrection (Large Professor RMX)/Relativity
MC Lyte/The Jungle/
Gods'illa feat. DuaneFace/Feel It/Unlimited Vinyl
Nikki Lynette/Loveless/
Cormega/Journey/Legal Hustle (
Ledisi/Everything Changes/Verve Forecast
Mos Def feat. Slick Rick/Auditorium/Downtown
Wale/My Sweetie/White Label (
DJ Rob A feat. MF Doom/She Still Got Dimples/Rugged Soul Records
Enoch 7th Prophet feat. Zay/Sick 'N Tired/Divine Chakra Edutainment
M.O.P. feat. Demarco/Street Life/E1 Music (
Enoch 7th Prophet feat. Yasu & Lucille Stevenson/Afterlife/Divine Chakra Edutainment
BeKay/I Am (inst.)/Coalmine Records
XL feat. Bugsy/Codes (inst.)/Coalmine Records
Tragedy Khadafi & Trez/Pleasure To Know 'Em (inst.)/Brass One
Notes to Self feat. Dilated Peoples/Yellow & Gray RMX (inst.)/
M.O.P. feat. Styles P/Bang Time (inst.)/E1 Music (
Notes to Self/Days Like This (inst.)/

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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[video] Sean Kingston "Face Drop"

[video] New Boyz "So Dope"

Lloyd Speaks On Leaving Murder Inc

Wyclef Jean "Steelie Tribute"

Wyclef Jean "Steelie Tribute": With the recent passing of Steely, the warrior Wyclef dropped this fresh tribute to Steely atop the Taxi riddim, even using the name of the riddim as a jumping off point for the lyrics. I might have to grab a cold Red Stripe and rock to this this weekend.

RIP Steely.

Props to Enigmatik for the heads up.

Dragon Ball: The Revenge Of King Piccolo Gameplay

This is Wii-exclusive, and I want it! Via Video Games Blogger.

Old Money "Pure Madness"

Old Money "Pure Madness": Here's some fresh vibes for the Thursday morning grind. Old Money combines everything I love about a few genres into a big warm cookie. Did you cop No. 1 Champion Sound yet? You should...

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Rickie Jacobs x 9th Wonder "What A Day"

Rickie Jacobs x 9th Wonder "What A Day": if you are proper fans of 9th/Little Brother, you should be up on this beat. I've previously feature Rickie Jacobs for his production work for Articulate, and his rappin' has been found in a few playlists. He hit me off with this on some first dibbs shit, and he definitely keeps it as fresh on the mic as he does on the boards. He won't say he's working on a project, I got a feeling he has some shit up his sleeve, you smell me?

[video] A.R.M. ft. Brother Ali "Heaven Only Knows"

Bonus Beats A.R.M. ft. Brother Ali "Heaven Only Knows"

Xzibit ft. U-N-I "So What"

Xzibit ft. U-N-I "So What" (prod. by D1): Here's another cut from that Dubstep LA: Embrace The Renaissance Vol. 1 mixtape, which should've been out around the time Did I Do That? dropped. Based on the tracks that I've heard, this is pure crap. "Dub-Hop"? You kidding me? Don't get me started on all of the shit DJ Nappy threw out there; let's not even mention Elucid's dubstep leanings - well, at least the one's you've heard. Don't talk to me about Hip-Hop and dubstep merging - I've helped build this. Check out some of the other Dubstep LA tracks, but I have a feeling that this is going to be crappier than it should be.

Shouts to 2DBz for the premiere.

Nicolay City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya Sampler

This post delivers exactly what it says on the tin.



01 Shibuya Station
02 Crossing
03 Omotesando
04 Meiji Shrine
05 Shadown Dancing
06 Bullet Train
07 Saturday Night feat. Carlitta Durand

Via Nicolay Music.

[video] Wes Fif "Get It In Orlando"

Featuring Hoodlym & Ill Essense:

[video] Fresh Daily "Untucked Nunchucks"

[video] Madonna "Celebration"

[video] Three 6 Mafia ft. Webbie "Lil' Freak"

[video] Julian Marley ft. Damian Marley "Violence In The Streets"

[video] Whitney Houston On GMA (9/2/09)

I believe these were recorded yesterday in Central Park, but it aired this morning on GMA. Does Whitney still have it?

"Million Dollar Bill"

"I Look To You"

"My Love Is Your Love"

"Every Woman"

Via Music Is The Heart Of Our Soul.

BGDB Music Review: Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2

Enigmatik and I hit you with the Blueprint 3 review yesterday, and today he laces you with his Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 review?! You should already be copping this, but E breaks down WHY. Highly recommended.

Dirty Money "Love Come Down"

Dirty Money "Love Come Down": So I guess I missed the first leak from them, "Angels" or something. I'm honestly not sure how I feel about this. I'm not really mad at this, but I'm kind've like... that's it? "Show 'em how to move in a room full of vultures"? I almost wish Diddy wasn't in the group, so they could've gotten a better rapper to drop a 16. And will this be how it always is - the girls sing and Diddy chants dumb shit and raps randomly? With all of that said, I could possibly see this getting some radio spins. I'm just hoping there's something bigger/better than this to come from DM.

Shouts to Navjosh and HHNM for this one.

Bonus Beats Dirty Money ft. The Notorious B.I.G. "Angels" [via]

RIP Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson

Cipha Sounds reported that Steely, of the production duo Steely & Clevie, passed away yesterday due to complications from pneumonia. They first came up at Lee Perry's BLACK ARK studios, and have created some timeless riddims, including Sister Nancy's "No, No, No", Ninja Man's "Murder Dem" and Super Cat's "Ghetto Red Hot" among other timeless tracks. Do the knowledge on their work. Rest in peace, Steely.

Strong Arm Steady "Get Ya Money Right"

Strong Arm Steady "Get Ya Money Right" (prod. by Madlib): You thought OJ Simpson was the only Madlib collabo album dropping? Nah, he's also working on Stoney Jackson, the album he's producing for Strong Arm Steady. "Get Ya Money Right" is the first sample from this opus, and in this recession-fueled economy, it has a potential to be an anthem... well, at least for me.

MP3 via Nah Right; you can also grab this via the Stones Throw Podcast. 'Nuff respect to Jeff at Stones Throw.

EDIT Here's the final version, featuring Defari. Shouts to Tunji!

S.A.B. Radio x Theo Martins Interview (Part 1)

[video] J57 Makes A Beat In The Car

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Raekwon "Sonny's Missing"

Raekwon "Sonny's Missing" (prod. by Pete Rock): While Royal Flush did his thing over this track last year, I think Rae took the cake (then, ironically, he baked the cake). OB4CL2 has suffered from leak syndrome, and these are two of my instant favorites. You've heard the bonus in a snippet form, and its oh so crispy now. Don't sleep on this one when it drops next week!

Bonus Beats Raekwon "Surgical Gloves" (prod. by The Alchemist)

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony [trailer]

For screenshots and more info, hit up G4.

[video] Samuel Stewart "Child Star"

Samuel Stewart is the son of Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics. This Londoner is out in LA right now, and has an EP dropping in October entitled The Beginning. Check out this video, and peep the MP3 attached:

Bonus Beats Samuel Stewart "The Beginning"

[video] The Vend Diagram

Got to see a cut of this Sunday afternoon - hilarity. The iNTERNETS CELEBRITIES aren't "back" - they've never left. Check out this examination of the NYC street vendor. VENDOR POWER!:

"I fucks with naps".

Skyzoo's "Saving Our Grace" Episode 2: The Faith

Ghostface Killah On Aphilliates Radio

Starks speaks to DJ Drama on Aphilliates Radio, talking about a variety of things - most importantly, the release of Wizard of Poetry on September 29th. Shouts to BoBO.


Omarion vs. Tes La Rok "Ice Box (DJ Nappy THUGSTEP Refix)": This is actually one of my favorite refixes Nappy ever did. That Tes La Rok track is just so smooth, it really captures the "so cold" feeling that Omarion speaks on. Just one of those instances where a blend sounds so effortless, so simple, but speaks volumes. And you thought this was just about Hip-Hop?

BGDB Music Review: Jay-Z Blueprint 3

Enigmatik and myself took it upon ourselves to review Blueprint 3, since the leak trickled down yesterday. Hit up this post over on The Boom for our track-by-track thoughts on Jay's latest opus.

Jay-Z LIVE In Chicago (9/8/2009)

In support of his Blueprint 3 tour, Jay-Z will be touching down in Chicago on September 8th, where he will be performing live at Samsung's Summer Krush event. What's ill is, Samsung is giving tickets away for FREE, but you have to be proactive.

If you hit up, select the Jay-Z/Chicago show from the drop-down menu. When prompted, enter your e-mail address, phone number and use promo code SAMSUNG. Tickets are given out at random times during the day, so make sure you keep visiting for your chance to see Hova perform LIVE, for FREE!

Shouts to Mary Ann at YouCast for the heads up on this impressive offer.

[video] The 54 Reality Show (9/01/2009)

Buy The DVD

It's been a minute since I hit you up about the We Left Our Mother's Basement DVD that the iNTERNETS CELEBRITIES put together, featuring 6 of their features. It looks like you can now name your price and cop the DVD today! They will tack on $6 for shipping, but whatever else you pay is up to you. It's well worth it - just ask Robbie Unkut.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Public Axis & RTD Present MAGr No News Is Good News

After the praise that the "Laminated Looseleafs" leak received last week, Public Axis and Rock The Dub proudly present MAGr's No News Is Good News album, free of charge. NJ has always been a hotbed for fresh Hip-Hop, from Redman and Queen Latifah to Poor Righteous Teachers, Tony D, YZ, Naughty By Nature, Joe Budden and countless others. Thing is, the state stays slept on. In the last couple of years, I've seen many NJ artists get love, and MAGr's Al Mighty and DistantStarr are two talented individuals who deserve that same shine. Their sound is a futuristic throwback: while they wear their mid-90's, Jansport rockin' flavor on their sleeves, the tracks don't sound stale or played out. They take risks (not too many MCs would rock over Hudson Mohawke's instrumental that became "Buttafly"), and it still comes out dope. And even though they are aligned with the Rap Pack, they still come off as two individuals who effortlessly hold their own in the cipher. Dom P has blessed me with the pleasure of dropping this to you free of charge, and I thank him. If you are digging this, continue to support - Public Axis, the Beat Garden and RTD have plenty more where this came from!

DOWNLOAD MAGr No News Is Good News

Not A Raekwon Interview

[video] Jay-Z x Rhapsody Commercial

This is really well done:

Mayweather/Marquez 24/7 (Episode 1)

DaneJahRas 2019

I've not heard of URB Next 1000's Dane Jah Ras prior to receiving this e-mail, but the idea that someone drops a mixtape loosely based on Akira, down to having each track sample a piece of the movie? Definitely interested. Download the project HERE, and hit this link for some reviews on the tape. Leave your comments about this one - I'm interested!

Danny! ft. Von Pea "Hoedown Showdown"

Danny! ft. Von Pea "Hoedown Showdown": Had to take a break from my BP3 dissection to peep this new leak from Danny!'s still-unreleased Where Is Danny?. He links up with Tanya Morgan's Von Pea on this quick taste of an album that should've been out already.

Def Jux, this isn't even funny - whattagwarn!?

previous Danny! "Sloppy Joe, Pt. 2"