Archive for 10/01/2009 - 11/01/2009
Celebrating 20 years in the scene, Shut Up & Dance (the production duo and the imprint) are legend. They're some of the first examples of legal action coming down on the use of samples, and have also created some classic tunes. This month, their How The West Was Won 1989-2009 album is set to drop; over this sprawling 3-disc opus, you'll get a proper education, esp. w/ those early Ragga Twins tunes! Even DnB selectors like DJ Hype and Taxman make appearances... should be a sick comp! Check out the tracklist.
CD1 track list
1.5678 (SUAD 89)
2.£20 To Get In (SUAD 1990)
3.Hooligan 69 RMX (Ragga Twins 91)
4.Spliff Head (Ragga Twins 90)
5.Illegal Gunshot (Ragga Twins 90)
6.Ragga Trip (Ragga Twins 90)
7.F**ck The Legal Station (Rum & Black 90)
8.This Town Needs A Sherrif (SUAD 91)
9.Dove Song (Nicolette 91)
10.The Green Man (SUAD 92)
11.Autobiography Of A Crack Head (SUAD 92)
12.Take It Easy (Cedrik Winkleburger & The Yellow Blue Berries 91)
13.Wicked (Rum & Black 91)
14.Love Is All We Need (Peter Bouncer 92)
15.Waking Up (Rmx) (Nicolette 91)
CD2 track list
1.Raving I’m Raving RMX (SUAD ft Peter Bouncer 92)
2.Shine Eye (Ragga Twins 92)
3.It’s Only To B Expected (Nicolette 92)
4.Mayhem 32 (SUAD 98)
5.Mercury Switches (SUAD 99)
6.Action (SUAD 2000)
7.No Doubt (SUAD 2000)
8.Moving Up (SUAD ft 2 Ton 2001)
9.4Th Floor (SUAD 02)
10.Heaven On Earth (SUAD 02)
11.Release The Gimp (SUAD 02)
12.We Know Where You Live (SUAD 02)
13.Arrest The President (SUAD 03)
14.Reclaim The Streets (SUAD & DJ HYPE 03)
15.Nova (SUAD 03)
16.Sensation (SUAD 07)
17.Glory Days (SUAD 07)
CD3 track list
1.Come To Turn It Out CTRL mix (SUAD 08)
2.18” Speaker (Ragga Twins 91)
3.True VIP (Youngstar 2000)
4.Lift Yourself (Peter Bouncer 2000)
5.Hold Tight (The Hackney Soldiers 2000)
6.Runaways (SUAD 92)
7.Baby Mother Blues (SUAD ft A’Dee 03)
8.Say Party (Gospel mix) (SUAD ft Ola 94)
9.All Loved Up (SUAD ft Steven Granville 07)
10.Save It Till The Morning After (SUAD 95)
11.Ganja Man (SUAD 95)
12.Java Bass Ft Ragga Twins ((SUAD 92)
13.Hip Hip (SUAD 95)
14.Hear This (SUAD 95)
15.Bassterds (SUAD 95)
16.Outta National (Taxman D N B RMX) (SUAD ft Singing Dats 07)
They've also sorted out this mix, which you need to grab RIGHT NOW!
DJ Mix Tracklist:
1 Love Will Shut Up & Dance Shut Up & Dance Music
2 Somewhere Rennie Pilgrim Tcr
3 Cream Shut Up & Dance Shut Up & Dance Music
4 Zync ? White Label
5 This Could Be You Bsd Ibreaks
6 Holdtight Hackney Soldiers New Deal Recordings
7 Augur ? White Label
8 Deekline & Tim Healey Titsworth Rat
9 Kosheen White Label
10 Bomberman Shut Up&DanceRMX Lucky Break
11 Gunfinger Shut Up & Dance Shut Up & Dance Music
12 Acting Wrong Breakfasters Breakfast Club
13 Green Man Shut Up & Dance Shut Up & Dance Music
14 Suicide Shut Up & Dance & Afghan Headspin Shut Up & Dance Music
15 We Rule White Label
Think you can outdo The Alchemist? Then download the acapella to Bekay’s “I Am” and remix it for a chance to appear on the iTunes edition of The Hunger Pains Remix EP. Click on THIS LINK to download the original, acapella and contest rules/itinerary & prizes.
St. Joe Louis "Good Morning" (prod. by Elete): Another project I got the opportunity to listen to was St. Joe Louis' 30,000ft High & Rising. These niggas call it a mixtape, but the project flows like an album. We'll call it a superdemo. Anyways, this is the first single from that release, and is a thrashing wake-up anthem. It's got some thumping drums, guitars and piano, and they make sure to big up NJ and TX.
"Stay out the lane that I'm in..."
Junclassic "Werld (Husky Remix)": Here's a remix of a cut taken from Jun's Late Nites & Early Mournings EP, sounding like some peacoat blaxploitation shit. Jun's had a good year this year... I was just saying to him, his name has been bubblin' on the Internets something crazy. Hopefully he can keep that forward motion going into 2010.
Overnight, the homey Elucid hit me with the artwork for The Sub Bass Diet (Adventures in Lower Level Frequencies and High Vibrations), which is finally dropping on November 10th. Original production coming from Metabeats, Brook D'Leau (of J*Davey), Von Pea (of Tanya Morgan) & DN3, with some found sounds from producers like Loefah, Kode9, Joker and more. Artwork from treezynyc.
I've had the privilege of sitting with this project for a bit, and its an ill journey through varying sounds. Elucid himself is already a channeler of leftfield vibes, just by the way he can flip and boucne his vox. Add to that the fact that dude is stringing together some sick lyrics, making you SEE what the fuck he's going through (wait for "Bad Dreamz"), you'll see how paltry most MCs who rock over dubstep and other sounds really are. I'm fully expecting more producers and DJs picking up on his talent(s) after partaking in The Sub Bass Diet. Consider yourselves... WARNED!
previous Elucid "Take Charge"
Tef Poe ft. Rockwell Knuckles "Underhanded Plan" (prod. by Trifeckta): Word is this premiered on November 1st on Hot 104.1; Tef told me he bigged me up on the radio, which I appreciate. Dope shit recognize dope shit. Tef got some ish brewing, and with the nigra like Rockwell backing him on this one, its murdaaaaa! Bass is deep, unleash this one on your speakerboxes.
Shouts to irepstl.
Cymarshall Law ft. E. Ness & Block McCloud "RudeBoy Gutter Shit" (prod by. Mr. Joeker): That's a crazy random ill-ass line-up for this track that lives up to its title. You looking for something to keep you on point for the cooler months? Turn this one up, loud!
previous Cymarshall Law "No Fear '09"
Tone Liv "Splish Splash" (prod. by The Custodian Of Records): Shouts to Drew for passing this cut from his forthcoming The Custodian and Friends project; something about Tone's heat over that infectious melody has me open. NJ keeps beating the fuck out of the rest of the US (no diss to my non-NJ heads); just a lot of talent in the Garden State.
If you fuck with this, check out Custodian's She Hate Me LP, which is a 25 track instrumental opus made to promote his Burton Music LP.
Bmore's own PenDragon is the Hip-Hop Jack Bauer; he wrote, recorded and mixed this project in the span of 24 hours. Dude is a beast on the mic, and I can only imagine how focused he was working this one out. Peep game!
DOWNLOAD PenDragon 24
Been talking to J. Slikk about completing the heat he has on deck. This mixtape is one of the projects BPA is putting out before year's end. Some freshness on this, from original tracks from cats like Junclassic, Cy Yung, R.O.E., Indy Sparks and many more, to a grip of remixes he's done. Should be out come week's end - keep it locked!
Young Moe, aka Moeses Soulright The 2nd, has put out a free album of unreleased material from 2001 to 2007. He describes it as "Boom-bap basement hip hop in the truest sense. Equipment propped on a broken table. Broken windows boarded up with cardboard, the outside noise only adding to the raw gutter vibe. One speaker, no headphones. Empty bottles and gutted swishers. Fuck it.."; if that doesn't get you interested, I don't know what will.
02. Avg Sat N The Hood
03. Mac Girl
04. Take That Girl
05. Final Walk
08. About You
09. Essence Of A Pimp
12. So They Say
13. If You Could Be Mine
14. Today feat. Skeenill
15. Rollin With Lil Moeses
16. Interlude / Blunt
17. Invisible Lips
20. Sunken Sunday
previous RTDLTD001 \ RTDLTD002
It's been a minute since I've heard a new episode of RiotControl; imagine how ecstatic I was getting Burt Fox's e-mail with #16 in it. Dude goes IN, too. Lots of fresh dubstep-y sounds in here, alongside some fresh cuts from varying genres.
DOWNLOAD \ SUBSCRIBE
RiotControl Theme - Burt Fox
El Botellon - Uproot Andy
Pull It - Shystie (Ill Blu RMX)
Re-Up - Joker and Ginz
Stagga - Doshy
Rustie vs. Dorrough (Burt's Blend)
Hold The Line - Major Lazer (Skream RMX)
Kick Drum - Felix The Housecat
Let Me See What U Workin' With (Rustie RMX)
Round One - Gucci Mane (Salem RMX)
Zoom - Hudson Mohawke
Purple Smoke - Black Chow
Zombie - Fauna
Simon Says vs. $tunts (Burt's Blend)
Beatles Bitch - Mono Poly
Biggie vs. Roots Manuva (Nice Up! White Label)
Exhibit C - Jay Electronica (Radio Rip)
You've Got The Love - The XX RMX
Human Meadow - Falty DL
Rawkus - Brackles
Bad - Kode 9 vs LD
Miracles - Starkey (Jamie Vexd RMX)
Fall In Love - Miguel Atwood - Ferguson & Carlos Nino
E Depois Do Adeus - Paulo De Carvalho
Wordsmith "Heavy Metal Mics" (prod. by DJ Bless): This track does exactly what it says on the tin - Words kicks furious styles over some sick riffs. Really sly, really big sound. This track actually serves as the title track for the EP Words and Bless are working on. No set date on this, just rock w/ the exclusive and keep it locked for more...
DJ Food ft. DK "Sentinel (Shadow Guard)": The first studio-collaboration of DJ Food's Strictly Kev and the one like DK touches down on The Shape Of Things That Hum EP, the new DJ Food EP which drops on December 14th (15th in the US and Canada). This is the Ninja sound that I fell in love with back 14, 15 years ago. Funky, jazzy, ILL. The EP features 3 remixes of "All Covered In Darkness" by PC, an instrumental of "Giant" and other tasty bits. Enjoy this morsel and get ready for the full monty next month!
Gripz "Fire" (prod. by Vherbal): Here's some fire to help you introduce the true Fall, aka Daylight Savings Time. Gripz must have a shitload of bangers on deck - everytime I turn around, he has a grip of tunes to hit me with (no pun intended). When Gripz and Vherbal link up... win.
Bonus Beats Gripz "Bounce To The Beat Like This" (prod. by One Take)
Rihanna "Wait Your Turn" (prod. by Chase & Status): Lemme hear all of you "oh, I don't know about dubstep" niggas talk shit about this one. C&S got Rihanna sounding like it's time to shine, and I imagine a lot of cats are eating crow when wondering if Rihanna is going to come back better than ever.
And for you Rihanna fans, she will be doing her first interview on GMA this Thursday, with a deeper interview on Friday's 20/20.
MP3 via Team Supreme. Cover via Pop Eater.
Tricky vs. The Gravediggaz "Psychosis": You wanna talk scary Hip-Hop? Look no further than The Hell EP, the soundclash between Tricky and the Gravediggaz. While many might remember "Hell Is Round The Corner" from its single days, or "Tonite Is A Special Nite", (the other B-side) which was on one of The Crow soundtracks, this one was truly frightening. You've got that slow rumble of found sounds that they called a beat (but sounded more like a dubbed-out death march), paired with Tricky's paranoia and Poetic's esoteric excellence? You are truly not ready for shit like this. You want to scare those snot-nosed kids coming to get their candy? Make 'em earn it - blast this out of a speaker in your porch while they wait for your arrival.
Falling... slowly falling... Jesus Christ.
Bonus Beats Tricky "Ambient Pumpkin"
Bonus Beats Tricky "Aftermath (I Could Be Looking For People Remix)"
On the heels of the Crush.Kill.Destroy mixtape, DJ Solo hit me with these funky Halloween dubstep cuts for you sub-low maniacs to get your freak on to. You Friday The 13th freaks should be up on the samples thrown into Darklord's "Jason", which has Jason Voorhees' moms sounding so sweet about her son's birthday, before gut-punching you with that bounce. On DJ Solo's remix, the tempo is a bit slower, but the intensity is upfront. I love the "it's ya birthday!" sample thrown in. You adventurous DJs need to find a place for both of these mixes tonight.
Be on the look out for Darkload's "EpicStep" sound, as well as some original tunes and bits from the one like DJ Solo. Respect to Solo for sending these through! Enjoy, creeps!
Whodini "Freaks Come Out At Night": Any DJ worth his weight in holiday-specific playlists should have this classic in their arsenal. Any horror film "expert" worth his weight in dusty reels should have Freaks in their collection.
RTD tonight - and save me some candy!
I haven't seen if he's dropped the other three mixtapes I heard he was to drop this weekend, but I'm not mad at the nigga for being in the Halloween spirit...
1. PARANORMAL - INTRAILOR
2. BEDTIME BITCH
3. HOTTEST RAPPER ON THE PLANET
5. NEW GIRLS ( DISSERLUDE )
6. FT GUCCI MANE & SEAN GARRETT - THROWIN MONEY ( WOOGIE NEPTUNE EXCLUSIVE )
7. SOLDIER BOY
8. FT DRAKE - PLAYBALL
9. TRINA - SPEAKS
11. FT JBAR - GETTING MONEY
12. 2012 BEST RAPPER
14. POPPIN TAGS
16.9 K GIRLS ( NEW GIRLS DISS )
17.FT LIL B- MEET YOUNG BITCH
18.TWITTER GOING HAM
19.I CAN MAKE THESE HOES DANCE
21. DJWOOGIE - OUTRO
22. BONUS: Trick or Treat Motherfucker
23. BONUS: Maximum Lyrical Pwnage
24. BONUS: No Joke Bitch
25. BONUS: Ready or Not, Soulja Comin
Shouts to Mr. X. EDIT TSS has thrown up the other two.
01.Complete BET 2009 Awards Cypher (10 Minutes)
02.The Juice Crew (Big Daddy Kane, MC Shan, Craig G, Roxanne Shante, Biz Markie, TJ Swan & Marley Ma.
03.Eminem - Warning (Mariah Diss)
04.Beanie Sigel - What You Talkin Bout (I Ain’t Ya Average Cat) [Jay-Z Diss]
05.Jay Electronica - 2 Step (Prod. by Sol Messiah)
06.50 Cent - Death To MY Enemies Prod by Dr Dre
07. Snoop Dogg Ft. Gucci Mane- Awesome
08.Wale Ft. Bun B- Mirrors
09.Young Money (Lil’ Wayne, T-Streets, Shanell, And Mack Maine) - Let’s Go Crazy
10.Saigon - Say Yes Pt. 2 (The Art of Storyrhymin)
11.Timbaland Feat. Justin Timberlake - Carry Out
12.Ludacris ft Shawna- How Low
13.Game Ft. Gucci Mane & Timbaland - Krazy
14.Hell Rell - I Heard They’re Looking For Me
15.Sonny Rich Feat. Jadakiss - Hard Living
16.Gucci Mane - Outta Me
17. Class A - Scooped Up
01.50 Cent feat. Gucci Mane-Crime Wave (Remix)
02.Gucci Mane Ft. Lil Wayne, Jadakiss & Birdman – Wasted Remix
03.DJ Khaled feat. Usher, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, and Drake - Fed Up
04.SupaStar CJ feat. Fabo and Shawty Lo - Think No More
05.CunninLynguists - To Be For Real.mp3
06.Saigon feat. Marsha Ambrosius - It’s Alright
07.Juvenile Ft Dorrough & Shawty Lo-We Be Gettin Money
08.Jay Electronica - Suckas (Prod. by J Dilla)
09.Juelz Santana - Mixin Up The Medicine
10.J.R. Writer - Im Alive Bitch
11.Ying Yang Twins - Do It
12.Gucci Mane -Hood Up Ft. Shawty Lo _ Busta Rhymes
13.Lupe Fiasco – Say Something Freestyle (Timbaland Beat)
14.The Game & Richie Wess - My Bitch
15.Wale feat. John Mayer - Letter (prod. Mark Ronson)
16.K-Hard - Toss It Up
- DJ Premier ft. Mos Def, Black Thought, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Buckshot, Crown Royyal, Joe Budden, Wale, Nipsey Hussle, Gsan & KRS-One "2009 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher (10min Megamix)"
- 50 Cent "Death To My Enemies" [Bonus Beats "Psycho" (ft. Eminem) & "So Disrecpectful"]
- Beanie Sigel "What You Talkin' Bout (Average Cat)" [clean \ dirty]
- Lil' Wayne "I'm Goin' In (solo version)" [Bonus Beats Lil' Wayne "Run This Town Freestyle"]
- Snoop Dogg "Empire State Of Mind Freestyle"
- Game "Big Money" (prod. by Cool & Dre)
- Ludacris & Shawnna "How Low Can You Go"
- Gucci Mane ft. Lil' Wayne, Jadakiss & Birdman "Wasted (Remix)"
- DJ Khaled ft. Usher, Drake, Young Jeezy & Rick Ross "Fed Up" (prod. by The Runners) [clean \ dirty]
- Wyclef Jean ft. Eve "Suicide Love"
- Timbaland ft. Drake "Say Something"
- Alicia Keys "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" (prod. by Jeff Bhasker) [via Miss Info]
- Ciara "Turn It Up"
- Ryan Leslie "Zodiac"
- Weezer ft. Lil' Wayne "Can't Stop Partying" (prod. by Polow Da Don & Jermaine Dupri)
- USDA "Look At Me" (prod. by DJ Stikuhbush)
- Brisco ft. Lil' Wayne & Birdman "Thinkin' To Myself"
- Joell Ortiz "Run This Town Freestyle" [Bonus Beats Joell Ortiz "Crime Wave Freestyle"]
- Ransom "Barbie Doll"
- Diamond District "Something For Ya'll"
- Q Da Kid "Keep Going"
- Nino Bless "Step Into My Life"
- Strong Arm Steady ft. Talib Kweli "Get Started" (prod. by Madlib)
- Wale ft. John Mayer "Letter" (prod. by Mark Ronson)
- Sean Price ft. Poison Pen & Swave Sevah "Bars Of Death"
- Elucid "Take Charge" (prod. by Metabeats)
- Junclassic "Recognize" (prod. by J. Slikk)
- Cymarshall Law "No Fear '09"
- Good Biz ft. Brother J "Nowhere" (prod. by The ARE) [Bonus Beats Good Biz ft. YZ "Mr. Original" (prod. by The ARE)]
- Curly Castro "Summer Of '77"
- Kano "NWMOS" (prod. by Mikey J)
- Kam Moye "Forever Fresh" (prod. by Marco Polo)
- Wordsmith "Braggin' Rights" (prod. by Rafpak)
- Pugs Atomz & Rashid Hadee "I'll Wait For You"
- Main Course "Fresh Air" (prod. by Kid Hum)
- Amen "Tried To Tell Ya" (prod. by Keelay & Zaire)
- Braille "Give Myself"
- Alley Boy & Pill "We Outside"
- Bekay "Bloodsport" (prod. by Shuko)
- Diggy Simmons "The First Flight (Prequel)" (prod. by Neako)
- Tef Poe "Showstealers" (prod. by Tech Supreme)
- Evole ft. Junclassic "Flow Unorthodox"
- Random ft. Dual Core & Jermiside "DJ Hero" (prod. by DN3)
- Brother Nature "Mama's Lemonade"
- Al Gator ft. Sugar Tongue Slim "Okay" (prod. by Focus)
- Phraze "Pain"
- Tragedy Tha Beast ft. Black Table Committee "Call The Law" (prod. by Infamous)
- M.anifest "Playback Music"
- El Da Sensei & The Returners ft. Ghettosocks & Timbuktu "Ain't Trippin'"
- Ms.Porsh & Angel Haze "5 Star Freestyle"
- Shwayze "Get U Home (Alan Wilkis Remix)"
- Izzi Dunn "Tits & Ass (Blunt Lazer Remix)"
RTD_PLAYLIST_(10-22-2009-10-29-2009).zip ~690 MB
- Excess Bangers 49: Dem Balloon Boyz
- Chrome Kids - Pimp My Tour Bus Mix
- UNDRCRWN Presents DJ Jazzy Jeff He's The King, I'm The DJ
- Kam Moye Splitting Image LP Sampler
- It's A 6th Sense Mixtape Yo!!
- Brokn.Englsh Dreamscape EP
- Lefty & DJ Concept Gangland Vol. 4 (American Nightmare)
Since we're in the Halloween spirit, check out some ghost stories from Ghostface Killah:
Enjoy your weekend; 7PM This Is It show for me tonight!
Beanie Sigel "What You Talkin' Bout (Average Cat)" [clean \ dirty]: Remember when the Internets were ablaze when Beans spit a verse at the most recent Powerhouse show? Here's the diss track aimed square at Hov. @DontHateBeHated spoke on how he took the track, and I'm in agreeance. Definitely sounds like something that could've been put into a multi-page kite.
Charlamagne posted a 37-minute phone interview with Sigel about a half hour ago. He goes in about the whole situation - Jay, Dame, everything. If you're a fan of Mac, you need to be up on both of these.
Damn, I guess shit really goes down when you're sleep. Shouts to Nah Right for documenting this while it unfolded in the early morning hours.
Featuring Alicia Keys:
On December 22, Method Man, Raekwon and Ghostface will be releasing one helluva an album. To promote this highly anticipated release, we proudly present “The Wu-Massacre” Part I of III Trailers inspired by the classic David Fincher flick “Seven”. Enjoy!
Cymarshall Law "No Fear '09": "I don't care what people think, I just wanna make my son proud" sounds like some shit I'd say. Something about Drake's "Fear' instrumental that opens nigga's pens to speak on their lives. I believe Big Breezy told me Cy's at The Ivy in Princeton tomorrow night, and he will also be at the Diamond District show on November 11th at Silk City, then down in Baltimore on the 18th of November at Club Reality. Nigga makin' moves!
Lefty and Concept link up for the fourth edition of the American Nightmare series, this time coming around Halloween. Drop this with the lights turned low...
1.There Is No Danger Intro
2. 2minus1=12, 5, 6, 20
4. Self Discovery Interlude
5. Lefty Speaks
6. Big Noise Remix
7. Bada Bing feat. Scarub of Living Legends
8. Rakka Iriscience (Dilated Peoples) visits Gangland
11. Sean Price & Kimbo Price arrive
12. Homicidal Recital
13. Head Medicine feat. Verbal Kent, Very, Tab One of Kooley High
14. Under Nuclear Attack Interlude
15. Dance with the Devil
16. Piseas steps in / Get Acquainted With The A-Bomb Interlude
17. Permanent Midnight Remix
18. Awful Gas Outro
And here's the video for the "Big Noise" remix:
Before the November 17th release of The Drawing Board, BE has released this fresh EP for free. It's produced by my niggy Deal The Villain and The Other guys, and I'm told that "it takes you on a journey of an emcee being corrupted by the game, as well as the struggles of trying to be heard in an over-saturated industry". Some sick sounds, captivating lyrics and only one feature: 8thW1! Download via Bandcamp... stream it below and see what you're in for.
Wordsmith "Braggin' Rights" (prod. by Rafpak): Here's a leak from Wordsmith's Overdue & Underrated mixtape, which is dropping on HipHopDX, 2dopeboyz and Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes on December 7th. This is some grown-man music right here - all my niggas who would rather brag on their kid's good grades than a new pair of kicks, rock to this.
50 Cent "Death To My Enemies": So, a P2P rip of the "international version" of Before I Self Destruct leaked sometime today. I haven't peeped the whole jawn, but this one is the first that really caught my attention. That harpsichord-lead beat caught me off-guard - definitely what I'm trying to hear right now. He speaks to Dre in the beginning - did he produce this?
It sounds official to me - the site I saw this one mentioned this as being a "nice P2P rip before the main scene rip", but the tracklists match with what I saw (excluding the bonus tracks).
Bonus Beats 50 Cent ft. Eminem "Psycho" [via TeamSupreme]
Bonus Beats 50 Cent "So Disrecpectful" [via 2dopeboyz]
Bekay "Bloodsport" (prod. by Shuko): Peep the second single from bekay's Hunger Pains; cuts provided by the homey DJ Dutchmaster. The video drops next week, and the album drops November 10th. That beat is fire as fuck - you sleepin' on this? DJs, get on this one for your Halloween parties this weekend!
DJ Khaled ft. Usher, Drake, Young Jeezy & Rick Ross "Fed Up" (prod. by The Runners) [clean \ dirty]: Was Khaled "fed up" with Akon, and had to get Usher on the hook? Was Khaled "fed up" with his own voice, and figured he should tone down his hypeman antics? Were The Runners fed up with normal beats, and added as many hi-hats as they could in this one?
Who knows. I will tell you that I'm fed up with these random posse cuts that sound a lot bigger than they actually are. Just sayin'.
Elucid "Take Charge" (prod. by Metabeats): Well damn; I had no idea that FWMJ leaked this banger from Elucid last week. If there's anything about Gutta that I love, its that this nigga has a shitload of flavorful tracks on the backburner. If you're looking to start the revolution, just pick up his harddrive and there's your anthem. Or soundtrack of anthems, as it may. Don't even sleep on this one, fuckface.
Shouts to Meka for the heads up!
Izzi Dunn "Tits & Ass (Blunt Lazer Remix)": Don't let that track title deceive you - this isn't expounding on the virtues of bosom and bottoms. Izzi's first single (available on November 16th) is a clever track, questioning the excess breasts and butts we do get lambasted with on the regular. Hell, I just got back into reading comic books, and I FORGOT about how large the breasts (and how small the waists) were drawn in these books. That's just one example, though... this House-y rerub is reminiscent of "The Message": jammin' w/ a message. Don't leave your brains at the door!
Diamond District "Something For Ya'll": If you're asking where the real Hip-Hop is, and not checking for Diamond District, you've failed at Hip-Hop. In The Ruff is out now, so if you're down for the cause, grab this one. jben.ok let me know that the trio will be on Funkadelic Freestyles tonight, 8PM - 10PM EST, LIVE from the Hip-Hop House. Video stream and all. I'm on some "fuck the BET Hip-Hop Awards" shit... as well as some "fuck the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors" shit, and any other awards/honors show you throw in front of me. You watching that? Nah, check for this!
Curly Castro "Summer Of '77": I premiered "First Release" about a month and a half ago, and just got hit with Curly Castro and DJ Ambush's Phatman & Likklebwoy mixtape, and this thing is a heatrock. This is a bit different, and I don't know if its the dreary weather here in the tri-state, but those junglish drums and that eerie melody are killing me right now.
Beat Garden x RTD all up in your area, trust. Shouts to Dom P.
This CD is bonkers. Peep this 7-track sampler.
1. Splitting Image ft. Neenah
4. Hello Karma ft. Phonte and Ayah
5. Let's Be Honest
6. Give Out, Give In
7. Life Line ft. One Be Lo
Please support, and watch out for the "Let's Be Honest" video, dropping next week!
Junclassic "Recognize" (prod. by J. Slikk): One thing I forever respect about Jun is that he takes the time to big up all those involved before he spits his darts. Lil' things like that. ANYWAYS, this banger is brought to you by the good folks over at Ruby Hornet. I love seeing other sites bigging up people I consider fam. If you need some cold weather heat, this is the track that will keep you warm.
Main Course "Fresh Air" (prod. by Kid Hum): Yes, this is that ill shit. Haven't heard a Kid Hum track in a minute, and this one was a pleasant surprise. Colorado has it locked. Not sure what Main Course had crackin' off in the near future, but this track needs to be on it. Really ill vibes.
Tef Poe "Showstealers" (prod. by Tech Supreme): The "rap version of Richard Pryor" asked that I hit you niggas with this cut from The Redeemer, and I had to oblige. This sounds like a fight song at a Black college during a Homecoming game. Big horns, big bass. Tech Supe stuck his foot in this one. Poebama should be working on a video for this one - be on the lookout, fam.
M.anifest "Playback Music": After giving Zebra Is Food the exclusive leak on this, M.anifest passed along the MP3 for his coastin' over "Maybach Music". Dear Officer Ricky: M.anifest murdered your beat, fam. Sorry.
This was going to be on The Birds And The Beats mixtape, but word from M.anifest is that that tape has flipped into an ALBUM of original material - still free on November 20th. Keep it locked!
Pugs Atomz & Rashid Hadee "I'll Wait For You": Word up; Fake Shore Drive and DJBooth.net will be dropping Stormy, a collaborative effort from Pugs Atomz and Rashid Hadee. This is the second leak from the project (the first is "Back Again"), and it jams. Andrew says this is coming soon, but I wish it was out NOW!
After supplying a ton of music for free for the last couple of years, here's a mixtape of mostly unheard material. To show your support it's only $5.
Volume 1 contains songs that mainly feature 6th Sense on the mic as well as behind the boards. The overall feel is a more stripped down sound, with a focus on dense, multi-layered lyrics, with hardly any hooks or choruses.
More volumes are on the way and coming soon with different formats (more for free too). There's a whole lot more music that hasn't been heard yet.
4. Let It Breathe
5. Wherever You Are, There You Go
6. As Far As I Can Take It
7. Tastemaker Cosign
8. Take 6
9. It Is What It Is
11. In The Garden
12. Take 6 (Instrumental)
Be on the lookout for this one tomorrow (October 27th).
I was just bumpin' DJ Jazzy Jeff's The Vibe I'm On a few weeks back, and when I heard UNDRCRWN sorted out this mixape, I was into the idea. I'll be bumping this all week, getting ready to see This Is It with my mom on Friday. Enjoy this, and be sure to grab that commemorative t-shirt!
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