Saturday, November 07, 2009

Botchamania 107

Brokn.Englsh Drawing Board Listening Party (11/10/09)

Real T@lk ft. R.O.E. "Wordsworth"

Real T@lk ft. R.O.E. "Wordsworth" (prod. by Authentik Made): Here's a laidback banger from Peoria, IL's Real T@lk, taken from The Mo' Better Mixtape (props on that ill cover art - personal favorite flick). Another reason to help you niggas realize how fresh some of these unheard/unsigned cats really are. Hell, The Source recently featured Real T@lk, so its not really a game, nahmean?

Bonus Beats Real T@lk "Sleepwalking" (prod. by Chris Mathien)

David Guetta ft. Estelle "One Love (Shy FX Remix)"

David Guetta ft. Estelle "One Love (Shy FX Remix)": No, I'm honestly not sure who David Guetta is. And I had no idea this remix existed until Mista Jam tweeted about it. It's got a nice vibe to it - not my favorite flavor of DnB when I'm in that zone, but Shy FX is a seasoned vet who knows how to fatten up the mainstream-lean that Drum & Bass has lying around - and yes, he slows it down and flips it into some ill dubstep-y vibes towards the end. Really anthemic... although if you're looking for a deeper dubstep vibe, hit the Breakage remix below.

Bonus Beats David Guetta ft. Estelle "One Love (Breakage Remix)"

Friday, November 06, 2009

Botchamania 106

Elucid The Sub Bass Diet

Lemme find out Christmas came early. One of my favorite MCs, Elucid, has unleashed his 2009 opus, The Sub Bass Diet. I've been WAITING to grace RTD with this project, and I'm glad that the greenlight was turned on early.

We've been beating your skull in with Elucid's sublow excursions all year long, and I'm proud to champion his material. For so many of you who diss on MCs who don't stick to whatever cookie-cutter fantasies you imagine Hip-Hop to be, listen to this and then try and prove to me that Elucid doesn't have it. It's not just being in the pocket... it's saying something. "Whirlwind Thru Cities" is a perfect example of the hybrid Hip-Hop/EDM vibe, where those snappy snares are detuned and placed atop some wicked rumblings. Dubstep selections like "Laser Days" and "My Mayor Is A Billionaire (BBC)" follow Gutta's penchant for breaking down society's ills with his signature real nigga talk. The one gem I've been waiting to hit you heathens with is "Bad Dreamz", where he concocts a truly wicked dream (nightmare?) scenario over some murky dubstep excellence. Tracks like this, where homey's bars float effortlessly, make you wonder how these Grime and dubstep MCs sleep at night with some of their more juvenile artistry.

And don't get me started on "Which Way Is Up?"... this is one of the sleepers, trust!

I could go on and on about this, but you should really just download the full project and then thank Elucid for his work. He's a beacon of hope in this scene, and no matter how many times I say it, he's part of the growing ethos behind what I do at rock the dub. Catch up.

DOWNLOAD Elucid The Sub Bass Diet

Hotflush Podcast 05: Jus Wan

From Alex at HF: "our fifth podcast is online today, mixed by San Francisco-based producer Jus Wan (Apple Pips / Naked Lunch), taking you through the freshest submersive sounds in low-end dance music, including productions from Jus Wan (obviously), Addison Groove, F, DJG, Von D, DFRNT, and much more".

Brown Bag AllStars "Workhorse"

Brown Bag AllStars "Workhorse" (prod. by Audible Doctor): Damn. It's with a heavy heart that I have to announce that this is the Brown Bag Season Finale. What a great run of these! All killer, no filler, yanahmean? Someone needs to compile all of these in tightly-mixed tape form.

The homey KONCEPT let me know that "if you are in the New York area, we have a show tonight with Warren G, Kidz In The Hall, & U-N-I at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Sshow starts @ 9PM". Hit 'em up! BBAS FTW!

[video] Kam Moye "Let's Be Honest"

Friday, November 6th 2009 playlist

Yeah, it's like that.

RTD_PLAYLIST_(10-30-2009-11-05-2009).zip ~645 MB



Here's a video I missed posting earlier this week...

J-Scrilla ft. K-Beta, XO, Oddisee, RAtheMC, Wordsmith, Judah & TEFLON "No Love"

Enjoy the weekend, my people!

French Montana: Too Drunk To Interview

Shouts to Xilla and GG for this one!

BPA & RTD Present J. Slikk The Drum Major III

I dropped the cover on you on Monday, and now Backpacker's Anonymous and present J. Slikk's The Drum Major III. This compilation/mixtape features a selection of beats that have been leaked on this blog at some point, thrown aside some snippets and new jawns that are new to even me. Slikk is one of the more talented producers who is criminally slept on for no good reason by too many of you out there. Dude hails from Chitown, and is a cat who's sound is drenched the syrupy-smooth vibes of the mid-90s Hip-Hop era. I've had the privilege to get to know him and get his fresh music on a regular basis, and he has a lot of songs done that just need to be heard.

We're ringing the alarm.

Featured artists include Rashid Hadee, Junclassic, The Primeridian, Cy Yung, Indy Sparks, R.O.E., Rukus, Soulbrotha and others, as well as some sick remixes of tracks by Erykah Badu, Common, Katy Perry and Kanye West. Slikk does it all - dude is major with the drums, he's the drum major.

You even get to hear my voice on this... for good or ill. And no, I'm not rappin' lol.

DOWNLOAD BPA & RTD Present J. Slikk The Drum Major III


1. Intro
2. Rashid Hadee - Get Mine
3. R.O.E. - Can't Help Myself
4. Cy Yung - Dreamcatcher Revisisted
5. Erykah Badu - Honey (J. Slikk Remix)
6. Common - The Light (J. Slikk Remix)
7. Indy Sparks - Vibe
8. Rukus - Cocky
9. R.A.C.E. (of the Primeridian) - The Prescription
10. Asylum 7 - The Real
11. Junclassic featuring Cy Yung - The Ooh Aah
12. Katy Perry featuring Cy Yung - I Kissed a Girl (J. Slikk Remix)
13. Black Sunn- Black Gangsta
14. Junclassic - Cruising
15. Rukus featuring Soulbrotha - Slow it Down
16. Erykah Badu - Real Thing (J. Slikk Remix)
17. Cy Yung featuring the Primeridian - CeleBROtee
18. Logic Marsalis - Dopesicklove
19. Junclassic - Heard em Say
20. Kanye West, Nas, KRS 1, Rakim - Classic (J. Slikk Remix)
21. Chapter 13 - Watchin my Moves (J. Slikk Remix)
22. Oscah - Slow Motion
23. Cy Yung - Devil's Pie II (unreleased snippet)
24. Junclassic - The Basics
25. Logic Marselis - Powermoves
26. R.O.E. featuring Cy Yung - Once Again
27. Little Brother - Life of the Party (J. Slikk Remix)
28. Indy Sparks - A Great Day
29. Cy Yung - Killa B
30. R.O.E. - Return of the Soulstar (intro)
31. Cy Yung - Da Hollywood Shuffle
32. Kanye West - Love Lockdown (J. Slikk Remix)

Oh, and did I mention that Cy Yung's Tribute To Rosie Perez album, produced by J. Slikk, is set to drop on November 9th? My bad...

[video] 50 Cent "Stretch"

Bonus Beats 50 Cent "Stretch"

Thursday, November 05, 2009

[video] Luu Breeze "Stick Up For Love Pt. 2"

Cymarshall Law "10 Bricks"

Cymarshall Law "10 Bricks": The homey Cy keeps it pushin'; this go round, he flips "10 Bricks" from Raekwon, giving you some rewind-worthy lines. Dude keeps is pushin', and he keeps it consistent. Be on the lookout for his Freedom Express Line LP and the Creator's Kid EP!

FuseBox Radio (Week Of November 3rd, 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 November 3, 2009 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

Our commentary this week focused on commentary about the meaning & situation behind the firing of Philadelphia radio show host Charlamagne Tha God after his Beanie Sigel vs. Jay-Z interview segment in conjunction with how mainstream media in general does everything possible to keep folks working with them & beyond to stay ultra neutral on most everything along with some other things here and there.

We had an interview this week with Bronx, NY's talented independent Hip-Hop MC D. Dave (

We touched base on everything from how the music scene is in his home area of New York City, the "New" New York movement, his inspiriations, the importance of working with like minded others for success in business & other scenarios, upcoming music projects and other cool things.

There is a new episode of Black Agenda Report this week but no Direct EFX segment (did not receive before show recording).

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 Week of November 3, 2009 (in no particular order)

House of Pain/Jump Around (Pete Rock RMX)/Tommy Boy
X-Men/Musica Negra (Chris Read RMX)/White Label
Camp Lo/Boogie Nights/Soul Fever (
Dudley Perkins/Travlin'/E1
Wale feat. Bun B/Mirrors/Allido & Interscope
Fly Gypsy feat. Tattiana Ageel-de Oliverira/You/
Jully Black/Running/Universal Canada
DJ Bless feat. Wordsmith/Heavy Metal Mics/Never So Deep Records
Positive K & MC Lyte/Still Not Having It/White Label
Mr. Scruff/Get A Move On/Ninja Tune
Suroc feat. Grap Luva, Kokayi, Dimensions, Enoch 7th Prophet & Noyeek/Warning/White Label
D. Dave/Get Like Me/Elegant Hoodness Program
D. Dave/Never Scared/Elegant Hoodness Program
Sareem Poems feat. Ohmega Watts & Propaganda/More Than Seen/Mello Music Group
Pitbull/Shut It Down (inst.)/J Records
Birdman feat. Drake & Lil' Wayne/Money to Blow (inst.)/Cash Money
Hurricane Chris feat. Maino & Plies/Headboard (inst.)/J Records
Drake/Fear (inst.)/Young Money

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] Vybz Kartel "Life We Living"

Rockwell Knuckles "Hater Invitational (Shooting Star)"

Rockwell Knuckles "Hater Invitational (Shooting Star)" (prod. by Trifeckta): This is a pretty slick kiss-off to you hating ass niggas. Why not throw a party for those who still wanna remain envious? The lyrics fit perfect with Trifeck's monstrous beat - makes you wanna riot when you see them haters, right?

Shouts to irepstl.

Kromestar "Badman"

Kromestar "Badman": Here's a free tune from Kromestar's next project, The Other Syde, which is out this month. It's a two disc affair (one mixed, one unmixed), and is said to feature some of Kromestar's varying styles. Oddly enough, this sounds like what I'd expect form dude.

Karniege Presents Can I Kick It Vol. 2

Here's a prelude to Karniege's first solo release; this is a collection of b-sides, mixtape tracks and some new material - expect the full release to be all original material. Enjoy this.



01.) No Beginning (Produced By Karniege)
02.) Guess Who’s Back
03.) System Disrupt (Produced By Camu Tao)
04.) Check 1,2 (feat. L.T., Poison Pen & J-Zone) (Produced By Da Beatminerz)
05.) Hey Karni
06.) Spread The Word (Produced By Camu Tao)
07.) War Stories
08.) Kidz NYC (feat. Vast Aire) (Produced By Melodious Monk)
09.) Interlude (Produced By Karniege)
10.) Mush
11.) Welcome To New York (Produced By Thanos)
12.) How We Do Over Here
13.) Bang Bang (feat. Double A.B & Access Immortal)
14.) Catwalk (Produced By Lostsun of Armyfatique)
15.) Jimmy Swagger (feat. Marq Spekt) (Produced By Khalid Salaam)
16.) Hard Times (Produced By Camu Tao)
17.) Spread The Word (Remix) (Produced By Lostsun of Armyfatique)
18.) War Stories (Remix) (Produced By J-Kingz)

Shouts to Dub MD for passing this one off.

[video] Rihanna On GMA

YN got the ill TV Rip Game Proper:

And all the while, this nigga is confused. What's confusing, bro? You were a model nigga, and then you beat the fuck out of another individual - a woman. Of course people will think you're a piece of shit. Take those rose-tinted shades off, pussy. Own up to your shit and deal with it.

EDIT Here's part 2, via Miss Info:

Elucid "Then We Rage"

Elucid "Then We Rage" (prod. by DN3): In anticipation for next week's release of The Sub Bass Diet, Elucid let loose this fresh DN3-produced midnight snack. This sounds like an intergalactic war dance... niggas throw this on, and while you get caught in the funky riddim, they slice your head clean off with a light saber.


Mary J. Blige Sings National Anthem At World Series

I guess MJB looking like a fly was the good luck the Jankees needed:

[video] Donnie Klang "Prisoner Of Love"

[video] Gucci Mane ft. Usher "Spotlight"

This sounds like some shit Chris Brown is blasting while abusing a pop star:

Or it just sounds like a reach. Whatever it is, I don't believe it.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Psy:am and Will - Dubstep Mix 1

Here's a fresh mix from RTDLTD signee ("London's Broken" b/w "Down The Rabbit Hole" drops in 2010) Psy:am, with his buddy Will, playing a mixed bag of sick dubstep. This is taken from their bi-weekly podcast (hit this link for more info).

DOWNLOAD (mirror)


Midnight Request Line - Skream [Tempa]
Amnesia - Truth [Deep Medi]
LFO - Kito [Disfgured Dubz]
When I Look At You - Emalkay [Dub Police]
Rumble Inna Station (Skreamix) - Uzul [Dub Technic]
City Hopper - Joker [Techtonic]
3kout - Jakes [Hench]
3k Lane - Jakes & Joker [Hench]
In Tha Place To Be - Jakes [DStyle Recordings]
Thing's Go Wrong - Unitz [Dub]
Drumstick - Giant [Hench]
Seeeriousss- Noah D [Subway]
Nothing's Wrong - Subscape [Dub Police]
My Pet Monster - Caspa [Digital Soundboy]
Rat-A-Tat-Tat - Caspa feat Dynamite MC [Dub]
Down The Rabbit Hole - Psy:am [Rock The Dub]
Swine Flu - 16 Bit [Dub]
Lightning - Skream [Tempa]
Street Knowledge - Matty G [Dub Police]
Night Vision (Skreamix) - Distance [Planet Mu]
Kalawanji - Kromestar [Deep Medi]
This Way - Nero [Audio Freaks]
Spongebob - Coki [DMZ]
Dot Dot Dash - Relocate [Iberian]

I've got another mix from Psy:am to drop - will probably throw that up next week.

[video] Trey Songz "I Invented Sex"

[video] Juvenile "Gotta Get It"

ROE ft. Chris Mathien "The Gloves (No Quit)"

ROE ft. Chris Mathien "The Gloves (No Quit)" (prod. by Chris Mathien): My nigga ROE cracks me up. He works heard, and loves making his music. For a minute, he's been on some "yo khal, we need to put out this free shit", which I'm all about. I love his honesty and musicality, so yeah, RTD is game. Plus, he's BPA, so that's a no-brainer. Thing is, dude will be like... busy. Or gone. Then one day I'll get an e-mail like "yo here's the first leak for the EP". LOL. It's all gravy; A Pen. A Mic. A Dream. will drop on in the near future, I'm sure of it, and when you hear it, it'll blow you away. ROE reps the Windy City (sup, Andrew?), and this cut features (and is produced by) fellow Chitown-bredren Chris Mathien. Love those pianos. Enjoy!

Pete Rock - Toca Tuesday Set (11/03/2009)

Shouts to Alex for sending over this hour-long set from Pete Rock from yesterday's Tony Touch's Toca Tuesdays show on Shade 45. Alex said "here is the exclusive Pete Rock set from Tony Toca Show on Shade 45. During the set he plays exclusive music from Slum Village, Cypress Hill, Styles P, and more". Download and start up a tracklist!

Bonus Beats Masta Ace & Edo G "Tony Touch Freestyle (11/03/2009)"

Deal - The Villain "This Ain't (Love)"

Deal - The Villain "This Ain't (Love)": I've (cryptically) mentioned Deal's EPic release that's due out on RTD Records VERY soon. We've now decided to give you a few leaks off of this. "This Ain't (Love)" is one of the strongest tracks on the release, as well as being one of the strongest cuts I've heard from DTV. The loop reminds me of some dusty Wu-Tang shit, with Deal wasting no time lettin' you niggas know what this ain't! EPic should raise some awareness not only for what Deal has cooking in the kitchen, but for what's on deck for the entire Elite Aseembly collective.

Release date for EPic coming soon.

Bonus Beats Deal - The Villain "Don't Matter" (prod. by Sincere)

Illmind Vs. Rsonist @ Istandard Beast of the Beats

M.anifest "Get Away (Shafiq Husayn re-fix)"

M.anifest "Get Away (Shafiq Husayn re-fix)": M.anifest has flipped a cut from Shafiq Husayn's Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka into some really interesting ish. Nice uptempo vibe, with a bouncy synth melody. You'll hear this on the FREE album The Birds & The Bees, which drops on November 20th, which features 14 original tracks and 2 re-interpretations: one of a D'Angelo track and "Get Away". In return... "all we ask is for folks to support a cause! To consider making a gift to Young Entrepreneurs Africa (YE,A), a nonprofit empowering underprivileged youth in the motherland to turn proverbial lemons into lemonade. I'll be telling folks more about the record and the nonprofit on twitter". Do the right thing!

Curly Castro "Keychains"

Curly Castro "Keychains": Here's the final leak from DJ Ambush and Curly Castro's Phatman And Likklebwoy mixtape, which will be dropping on RTD next week. Curly throws some story-driven darts about some cats that you probably know in your hood. While he borrows the hook from The Clipse, this goes deeper than slick-talkin' Crack Rap; this is November chill, with a healthy dose of real life struggle.

All of this and more on Phatman And Likklebwoy - you have been warned.

Diamond District's Exclusive Rhymes

Bonus Beats Diamond District "Gully"

DJ Matt Cali & Russell Fong Sample Junkies

If you're like me, Hip-Hop is more than just the Black CNN; its a place where you got introduced to sounds you may never have picked up (Jazz, Soul, Funk, Kraftwerk) outside of a Hip-Hop context. The art of sampling is something that introduced me to many worlds, and has also helped me realize how essential having a diverse catalog of music in my collection has been. To help celebrate this, DJ Matt Cali and Russell Fong have cooked up Sample Junkies, a compilation of those timeless samples that you should know instantly. I slept on the last tape Matt sent me, and I shout out Dom for giving me the heads up on this new project. Highly recommended.

DOWNLOAD DJ Matt Cali & Russell Fong Sample Junkies

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

[video] Young Dro ft. Yung LA "I Don't Know Y'all"

Shut Up And Dance How The West Was Won Cover+Tracklist

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

[video] Rihanna "Wait Your Turn"

[video] DJ Honda "Let It Out"

Featuring Rakaa & Money Harm:

[video] D-Black ft. Skyzoo "The Come Up"

[video] Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time [trailer]

Can You Outdo The Alchemist?

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.

DJ Switch - La Roux Beatjuggle

Shouts to DJ Cable for firing over this video from DJ Switch, who is 2008 & 2009 DMC Battle For Supremacy World Champion, as well as part of the Bionic Stylus crew:

[video] Daniel Joseph "Fly On Paper"

Shouts to 2DBz.

St. Joe Louis "Good Morning"

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..."

[video] Clipse ft. Rick Ross "I'm Good (Remix)"

[video] Chrisette Michele ft. Wale "Fragile (Remix)"

Junclassic "Werld (Husky Remix)"

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.

[video] Mya On Dancing With The Stars (Week 7)

Elucid The Sub Bass Diet Cover

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"

Monday, November 02, 2009

Tef Poe ft. Rockwell Knuckles "Underhanded Plan"

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 "RudeBoy Gutter Shit"

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"

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.

PenDragon 24

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!

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