Bonus Beats Life The Great "Life's Mysteries"
Archive for 10/01/2009 - 11/01/2009
Bonus Beats Blitz the Ambassador "Remembering the Future (MTVu House Band) [snippet]"
Homeboy Sandman "Angels With Dirty Faces" (prod. by J57): J57 (of the Brown Bag AllStars) just hit me with this unreleased Sandman cut, which Brooklyn Bodega says is off of his forthcoming album. That beat is dumb epic, and Sand doesn't joke around with those lyrics. Some shit to put on in your headphones and really think/reflect. Word is Preemo and Rosenberg are already getting some spins behind this one... check it out.
EDIT Using my words is fine, but a simple link would've been ill, J. Ask Meka.
BOOGNIGHTS "Let It Go": BOOG hit me with this cut from the From The Underground Up mixtape from Hiptics.com, which should be dropping momentarily. The full tape drops on December 8th, and features cuts from ill MCs like D.Julien and Amor Jones, as well as some interesting interviews from a host of talented cats. For now, deal with the pummeling kicks and interesting vocal sample of this banger from BOOGNIGHTS.
I love hearing young niggas with drive, and from the first second of the intro of this new mixtape from Joe Clark, you can hear the determination and drive in his voice. What I was expecting was the combination of Clark's fresh lyrics and the interesting production throughout. Shouts to Buck Marley for putting me onto this - I'm definitely a fan, after peepin' this, and I think you might wanna throw this one on as well.
Cymarshall Law "Critically Acclaimed Freestyle": This cat doesn't stop with the freestyles - its been at LEAST once a week! Word from Freedom Ent is that news on the release of the Creator's Kid EP and other Cymar shit will be coming soon!
I was conversing with my boy Deal The Villain about his beats, and he had the nerve to tell me that he feels his beats on The DTV Beat Tape were some of his worst beats, but he took it a step further - he sent me this ready-made, sample-free beat CD to prove it. And boy has he. I keep tellin' y'all that Jersey is active, and free fire like this is just an example. Hit up Deal for some heat on the beats.
DOWNLOAD The DTV Sample Free Beat CD
Elucid "Run Away" (prod. by Inko): Damn. Sub Bass Diet just dropped, the "Cheap Suit" single is available for like a buck, and there's STILL plenty face-melting for you fuckfaces. Gutta's "never emo like Kid Cudi", and this cut is proof positive of that. I was actually rockin' to this last night, and the line I quoted drew some excitement, which makes sense. Faithful Elucid fans might've heard the stream Inko dropped recently, but I just got the OK to let loose with this one. If you fucked with SBD, you know what time it is. If you're still sleepin'... go jump out of a moving train, you lame.
Featuring Nina Sky & Ricky Blaze:
previous [video] Major Lazer "Keep It Goin' Louder"
Rickie Jacobs "I'm So Appalled": One of BuckMarleyXXX.com's Army, Rickie airs out this 'Ye beat. Oddly enough, Air Jacobs is set to drop in 2010. You should've seen much much music of his dropped on RTD, both behind the boards and on the mic, so Air Jacobs should be pretty grisly. Keep it locked.
Danny! is the kind of rapper who would prank his father by dropping a gay porno mag in a spot where his mother would find it, only to have to break up the ensuing ruckus between his parents by admitting that he tricked them.
And they'd love him for it.
For the last few months now, the Where Is Danny? question has gone through my head. Dude is a lot smarter than most of the rappers out there, and while the idea of naming his Def Jux debut CD Where Is Danny?, then having the project seemingly disappear way past its release date is either some Definitive Snoozing, or part of a bigger, Kaufman-esque ploy. Maybe Danny! pranked us.
Thing is, once you pop this satisfying Hip-Hop treat into your CD player/iPod/listening receptacle, you'll forget all about being pissed off and just marvel in the wonderment that is Danny!. Beats come straight from the homey Alex Goose, who has a sick combination of devious loops ("I Ain't The Walrus" is a favorite) to my personal favorite, "This Is Your Life (In West Watch-A-Ka-Tella)", which has been kept instrumental, and sounds like the theme song to a classic '70s TV show... on speed. And it works. What's great about Alex's production on this is that it allows Danny to really go in lyrically, throwing anything and everything he wishes at these excellent beats; I remember reading that he wanted to showcase his MC skills this time around, and this connection with Alex really allows him to do so.
Now, I had plans to rock a full review of this, and what you see in red is how it started out. Word from Danny!'s people just came by that this album is to be distributed for free. I'm not sure if Definitive Jux fucked up or what, but you need this album, #musicmonday or not.
DOWNLOAD Danny! Where Is Danny
EDIT So it sounds like IMEEM and/or some writers leaked this version of the album, so it will be retwerked and released. As long as something gets out there for the public to buy, I guess all is well, but that's shitty. With so many leaks that go on, its inevitable... why not just put it out? Their wishes, but I mean, I didn't see any leaks...
EDIT Just peeped this post over on The Nanci O Radio Show... what gives? I mean, from their writing, they made it seem like the decision to leak was made last week - was that still because of the leak fuckery?
EDIT Prefix is also saying its the IMEEM leak that caused this to get dropped for free. For what its worth, albums this good definitely need to be heard, I just hate it when dope artists can't make the ends they should make for their craft. And TBH, it just reinforces my mantra: some of the best albums in 2009 are free.
EDIT And here's the IMEEM link. Damn. Swain's bummed, and has reason to be. IMEEM is cool and a great look, but some of these cats really go in when they have no reason to. Enjoy this version...
Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys
Eminem & 50 Cent
Did you watch? Did you care? I had Survivor Series on; big up to Michael Jackson winnning four awards. Here's the full rundown. Idolator live-blogged it. Miss Info also has a dope recap up.
Kounty Boyz ft. Tom G "My Niggas": I dropped their "Get Lost Money" in my November 6th playlist, and got hit with a few more cuts from them, including this speakerbox buster. These cats rep Tampa, FL, and word is they're signed to Sony. While I throw the pause to them talking bout their niggas being the hardest, but this isn't far from the mark at all. if you're digging this, grab their Black Market mixtape. Big up to Money $Ron for the heads up.
EDIT And here's the video:
Shouts and respect to my boy DJ Cable for getting this look. Discobelle drops loads of EDM hype, and their "Mixin' It Up" series has been graced by some talented DJs. Good to see one of my favorites up there. He touches down on some sick tunage, peep the feature for his reasons behind each choice.
01. MRK1 - Kill Zone
02. Skream - Burning Up
03. Sukh Knight - Beneath Your Blouse
04. Benny Page & Zero G - Trigger Finger
05. Rossi B & Luca Feat. Gully Gang - Music Money
06. Jakes & Joker - 3Klane
07. Tempa T - Boy Off Da Ting
08. Benga & Coki - Night
09. LD - The King Of Kong
10. Noah D - Seeeriousss
11. Flux Pavilion - Fucking Noise
12. Excision & Datsik - Swagga
13. Joker & Ginz - Purple City
14. Grand Puba - Get It (12th Planet Remix)
15. Simian Mobile Disco - Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix)
16. Caspa - Marmite (Cable VIP Re-edit)
17. Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U
01. Snoop Dogg – I Wanna Rock
02. Birdman ft. Drake & Lil Wayne – 4 My Town
03. Dirty Money Ft. Jim Jones, Fabolous & Red Cafe - Love Come
04. Gucci Mane - My Own Worst Enemy
05. Jadakiss - Pain (Remix)
06. Consequence Ft. KanyeWest,Common,Kid Cudi,Big Sean & John Legend - Whatever YOu want Remix
07. Drake - Scriptures
08. Cormega ft. Prodigy & Styles P – Dirty Game (rmx)
09. Juelz Santana Ft. Yelawolf - Mixing Up The Medicine
10. Sheek Louch – Give It Up -Dirty
11. J-Dub Ft. Young Jeezy & Plies - So Sad
12. Stat Quo - Ghetto USA
13. Drake Ft. Birdman - Play Ball
14. Timbaland ft Justin Timberlake - Crazy Girl
15. Ace Hood - You Ain’t Know
16. JR Writer - What Set You Claim
17. Kendrick Lamar – Wanna Be Heard
18. Wiz Khalifa - This Plane(Untagged)
Kosha Dillz drops his second single "L.A. Ish" off his new album Beverly Dillz which is produced entirely by Belief. Kosha, who is on road opening for Matisyahu, just reached thehalfway point of his 40 city tour that ends Dec 8th. Click here to cop Beverly Dillz.
- Snoop Dogg "I Wanna Rock"
- Gucci Mane "Lemonade" (prod. by Bangladesh)
- Birdman ft. Lil' Kim & Nicki Minaj "Grindin' Makin' Money"
- Sheek Louch "Give It Up" (prod. by J Cardim)
- Ol Dirty Bastard ft. Method Man "Live On The Air Part 2"
- Cormega ft. Styles P & Prodigy "Dirty Game (Remix)" (prod. by DJ Premier)
- Jennifer Lopez "Louboutins"
- Alicia Keys "Dreaming"
- Lloyd ft. Lil' Wayne & Juelz Santana "Pusha"
- D Goode "Go Hard" (prod. by Centric)
- Kevin Cossom ft. Joe Budden "My Ex" (prod. by Danja)
- Gil Scott-Heron "Where Did The Night Go"
- Kidz In The Hall "The Grizzly Man"
- Sandman "Just A MC"
- Hot Stylz ft. Yung Joc "Faucet"
- Tha Dogg Pound ft. Krayzie Bone "Money Fold'n"
- Freddie Gibbs "The Wrong One" (prod. by Buckwild)
- Joe Budden "Russian Roulette"
- Cymarshall Law "Follow The Leader Freestyle"
- Kid Sister ft. Estelle "Step" (prod. by Rusko)
- Danny! "Get Down"
- The Lessondary "Check The Rhyme 2009" (prod. by Bidimridim)
- Fresh Daily "A BreastFull"
- Doitall "Russian Roulette Freestyle"
- DJ K.O. ft. Phonte, Wordsworth, K-Hill & Masta Ace "Ladder of Success (Mydus Remix)"
- Terrace Martin ft. Bad Lucc, Wiz Khalifa, Lady G & Kurupt "The Demo"
- Thad Reid "Suffer Too"
- Mike Classic "The Comeback"
- Thirstin Howl III ft. Unique London "The Crown"
- Wordsmith ft. Kontact, BKLef, Siyam, Laelo Hood, LX, RhymeZwell, Whitefolkz, Reub, Fred Knuxx, Philly Swain, & Jakk Frost "You Never Know" (prod. by Dirtwork)
- Stealth "Jackin' For Alchemist"
- Sene "Departure Time" (prod. by Numonics)
- The ILLZ "Faded"
- Web ft. Benjamin Arce "My Life"
- Warren Jae ft. Andre3000 "Rather See Her Smilin'"
- QuESt "Lyrics To Go" (prod. by M. Will The Shogun)
- Suave The Ape "Product Of Hip-Hop"
- M@RV3LOU$ & Caspa Narkz "Gangsta Shit"
- Billy Roadz ft. Jay Rock "Bi-Coastal"
- Scorcher ft. Terminator "Spartan Gang"
- Aaliyah "Try Again (Belief Remix)"
- iLLAJ "Airplane (Dekk Remix)"
- Mos Def ft. Talib Kweli "History (Zilla Rocca Remix)"
- Tiësto ft. Jonsi "Kaleidoscope (High Contrast Remix)"
- Dizzee Rascal "Dirtee Cash (Sub Focus Remix)"
- Owl City "Fireflies (Trillbass & E Tubbs Remix)"
- Spec Boogie Specflix
- Excess Bangers 52: Modern Warfare
- PreZZure Penny 4 My Thoughtz, Dollar 4 My Dreamz: Blog Edition
- DJ Zinc - Essential Mix (11/14/2009)
- Sheen Brothers Scumbag Funk Vol. 2
- THUGSTEP Spotlight: DJ Hipnotikk
- Tom Chase The Oddisee Experiment
- Markfader Pound 4 Pound
- Wu-Tang Enters The Dubstep: Win?
- Brokn.Englsh The Drawing Board
- The DTV Beat Tape
- FuseBox Radio (Week of November 17th, 2009)
- GoDiLLa Welcome To Punchline City Mixtape
- Tech Supreme Jungle City
- Dub MD & Dominique Larue End Of Regulation
- KCL Pod Dubstep Session 2
- M.anifest The Birds & The Beats
And now a word from KRS-One...
And on that note, I'll end this. Enjoy the weekend - I know I'm gonna try to. And thanks for all of your continued support. I appreciate every comment, e-mail and tweet bigging up something I've done or posted on here. Thank you.
Small Eyez "Sidney Poitier": Been a minute since the boy Eyez sent some of his material, but the time has come... From The Sol is primed for a December 1st release, and to drum up some more interest, Small drops disgusting over Statik Selektah's "The Best". I've been on my comic book shit lately, so to hear dude name-check Reed Richards? Yes, essential. Hit up smalleyez.com for more info on the project!
Bonus Beats Small Eyez ft. Antonio Dye "Soul Incredible (Real Soon Remix)"
And its finally here. Been waiting on this one all week, and it was well worth it. M.anifest represents Ghana with pride, but he also represents quality music. The Birds & The Beats is a dope gift for you on Friday, and while its being given to you for $free.99, we do ask that you get to know (and donate some funds) to YE,A. Hit up manifestmc.com for more details.
Happy bornday, M.anifest!
DOWNLOAD M.anifest The Birds & The Beats
Psy:am and Will are at it again, this time with an interview with Tony Thorpe (aka The Moody Boyz and head of label Studio Rockers).
KCL Pod Dubstep Session 2 - Interview with Tony Thorpe (Studio Rockers) by Psy:am
Production Line - Ninjastep [Dub]
Hard ft Newham Generals and David Rodigan - Breakage [Digital Soundboy]
Raw Love 2009 - JSL [Kraken Recordings]
Shut the Lights Off (Caspa Remix) - Adam F ft Redman [Breakbeat Kaos]
Warning - Eddie K [DStyle Recordings]
Solid State - Emalkay [Storming Productions]
Badman - Kromestar [Dubstar Records]
Slaughtered - Lost [Hench]
Ironhide - Lost [Hench]
Dubstep is Boring - DZ [Dub]
Ready Eddy - Caspa [Sub Soldiers]
Egyptian Horns - Ed Solo [Sludge]
Bad Trip (Rob Sparx Remix) - Nero [Audio Phreaks]
Heartbeat (Chase and Status Remix) - Nneka [YoMamas Recording Company]
One of the more promising spitters out there is Ohio's Dominique Larue. I don't wanna harp on it, but with the lack of domineering females on the mic, its good to hear some fresh Hip-Hop from a woman. She hooked up with the homey Dub MD for End Of Regulation, a mixtape showcasing all facets of her ability, alongside a host of talented MCs and producers. If this is your first time hearing homegirl get down... you're welcome.
01.) Epic Intro (Produced By Antman Wonder)
02.) The Best (Produced By Boonie Mayfield)
03.) Fall '96 (Produced By Ghost Rydah)
04.) Kill That Sh*t (Produced By Antman Wonder)
05.) Indian Movements (feat. Junclassic) (Produced By drielb)
06.) Where Are All The Female Emcees (Produced By Tye Hill)
07.) I'm In Love (Produced By Rashid Hadee)
08.) Take It 'Uh Over (feat. Prefyx) (Produced By Antman Wonder)
09.) Off It (Produced By Focus)
10.) Pose (Produced By Antman Wonder)
11.) Nothin To Me (feat. Wordsmith & D/Will) (Produced By Severe)
12.) He Got Me Like (Produced By T.Dragonette)
13.) Dope Sh!t (Produced By drielb)
14.) Longtime (feat. Cyrano Sinatra) (Produced By D/Will)
15.) Sassy (Produced By Rashid Hadee)
16.) You're A Star (Produced By Antman Wonder)
17.) We Keep It Movin' (feat. Savant) (Produced By drielb)
Playtime is over.
For some reason, I've been sitting on this one for a bit. Had it sent to me last month when Tech Supreme leaked it, and forgot to post here. Some of STL's finest on this one - trust and believe. Hopefully I can get Tef and Tech to do a project for RTD in 2010. What say you, guys?
DOWNLOAD Tech Supreme Jungle City
Been a long time (about 4 months), but EMS and RTD's Throwback Thursdays is back in effect, and this 13th installment contains a full mixtape from GoDiLLa! The material on this project is over a year old, and I'm glad EMS gave me the chance to premiere this on the 'Net.
If you want to premiere before you cop, grab this:
GoDiLLa ft. Syre DedEye "Get Back Up"
DOWNLOAD GoDiLLa Welcome To Punchline City Mixtape
Suave The Ape "Product Of Hip-Hop": Been a minute since I've had some new music from Suave The Ape, so it was a pleasant surprise when he hit me with this cut from his next mixtape, Jazz Poems Of Naturalism, which is said to drop December 3rd. If you dig that mid-90s flavor, you need to get up on this one.
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This is the latest episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah for the week of November 17, 2009 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.
Our commentary this week focused on the terrible situation with the death of 5 year old Shaniya Davis in North Carolina, Sammy Sosa's obvious issues with skin color (SMH at the bleaching scenario saying it was a "skin softening treatment" later on) and how that reflects on the ingrained "if you're Black, get back" physical mentality along with some other things here and there.
We had another great interview this week with author, businessman & activist Professor Devin Robinson (http://www.DevinRobinson.com) of Going Against The Grain Group (http://www.IAmGoingAgainstTheGrain.com), Taking it Black University (http://www.TakingItBackBlack.com) and The Black Hair Project.
We touched base on the current 1 week national U.S. boycott of non-Black owned Beauty Supply stores and how that ties into what Prof. Robinson calls a constant "economic hate crime" that occurs all over the United States to the Black Community in regards to the road blocks in establishing one's own businesses in comparison to other ethnic groups, the exchange of money within the community and other things here and there!
There are new episodes of Black Agenda Report and Direct EFX segments this week.
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 Week of November 17, 2009 (in no particular order)
Ed O.G. & Da Bulldoggs/Dedicated to the Right Wingers/Polygram
Rakim/Put It All To Music/Ra Recordings & SMC
Fly Gypsy/2 Step/FlyGypsy.com
Reggie Noble Presents Redman feat. Ready Roc/Coc Back/Gilla House & Def Jam
DOOM/Sniper Elite/Gold Dust & Stones Throw
Nneka/Beautiful/Yo Mama, Decon & Epic
Dynas feat. Slick Rick/Family Jewels/BBE
Tommy T/Oromo Dub (Cushtic Dub)/Easy Star Records
The Very Best/Warm Heart of Africa (Jorge Elbrescht of Violens RMX)/Green Owl
Earl Greyhound/Oye Vaya/EarlGreyHound.com
Glen Washington/Vibes/Greensleeves Records
DJ Vadim feat. Juice Lee & Rjay/That Lite (Astronote RMX)/BBE
Chaundon/You Already Know/IAmChaundon.com
David E. Beats/Over Here/I AM PR Agency
Shonie/Lights, Camera, Action/Slick Salt Ent., Slip-N-Slide Records & Def Jam
Dirty Money feat. Notorious B.I.G./Angels (inst.)/Bad Boy & Atlantic
Whitney Houston/Million Dollar Bill (inst.)/J Records
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, Radio CPR 97.5 FM, 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, Planet Ill, Ground Up Radio, BlackCoffeeChannel.com (Coming Soon), Gutta Muzik (HD) Radio (Coming Soon)
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