Saturday, November 28, 2009

Shyne Speaks

Johnny Spanish "Shining"

Johnny Spanish "Shining" (prod. by CHOPS): Here's a cut that Spanish did to some ill CHOPS instrumental for CHOPS' A Lot On My Plate... But I'm Still Hungry, which dropped on Thanksgiving (Steady Bloggin' got it). Spanish hit me with this a minute ago for an untitled compilation I'm trying to drop before the end of 2009. No title, no set date. It'll be out soon though...

dreadbot - Moon Weed, Space Trash (Dub Have Mercy Pt. 3 )

Moon Weed, Space Trash (Dub Have Mercy Pt. III ) by dreadbot

Via The Angel's recommendation.

Hood State Of The Union Episode 8

Genesis Elijah "I'm Doing It"

Genesis Elijah "I'm Doing It": I hit you guys with the video for "I'm Doing It" last week, and now have the MP3 for you to sink your teeth into. Looks like Genny is on the comeback, with a number of EPs and projects set to drop (hopefully) before the end of 2009, including the Beezwax-produced Civil Unrest EP, the Neehi-produced Re-Introduction EP and From The Bottom Of My Heart, produced by Johnny Simps. I'll keep you posted.

Bonus Beats Genesis Elijah "Whatcha Say (Bootleg Remix)"

Friday, November 27, 2009

Who Will Make Or Break Black Friday?

Excess Bangers 54: Black Friday

Highbrid Nation doesn't miss a thing, do they?

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Tracklist:

01. Beanie Sigel – Think Big (Jay-Z Diss)
02. T.I. ft. Brandon & Big Kuntry – Let Em Talk
03. Young Jeezy ft. Gucci Mane – Trap Or Die 2(rmx)
04. Method Man & Raekwon – Mef Vs Chef pt.2 [Radio Rip]
05. Gucci Mane- Heavy
06. Kanye West – I’m So Appalled
07. Canibus & DZK – (Eminem Diss)
08. Common ft. John Legend – Strange Fruit
09. Crooked I – Girls, Guns, Gangsta Shit
10. Curren$y – Breakfast (In & Out)
11. Obie Trice – I Am
12. Wale – Beast
13. Kidz in the Hall ft. Marsha Ambrosius– All Night (Make Up Sex)
14. Jae Millz – My Life
15. Beanie Sigel - How I Can Kill Jigga Man
16. Drake ft. Nickelus F– When We Come Around
17. Canibus – Dead By Design
18. Mike Knox ft. Beanie Sigel– Let It Rock
19. Kendrick Lamar ft. Rapper Big Pooh– Thanksgiving
20. Dunk Ryders Ft. Trick Daddy - My Blunt Stay Burning
21. Ciego & Kemickal - I Know

The Commons "Wombat College"

The Commons "Wombat College": Here's another instance where I had no idea what to expect when the MP3s came over to the rock the dub War Room. The Commons rep Greensboro, NC, and these cuts come from their next project (Umm..Tracks), and I'm perplexed. Lyrically, I'm not terribly impressed, but the laid-back keys on "Wombat College" allow for some uncomplicated 16s. Not sure who produced this, but I fucks with it. The bonus track is where I got confused... just seems like they need more WOMBAT, less PATNA. That's just me. You check it out and decide.

Bonus Beats The Commons "New Patna"

Wordsmith "Block Banger"

Wordsmith "Block Banger" (prod. by Capish): Judged by the fire insturmentals and features on these Black Friday bangers that Dub MD sent on, this Overdue & Underrated mixtape from Wordsmith is set to drop on December 7th might be his best work yet! Feels different, like the hard work is paying off, and cats are really taking notice to his flavor. Blast these!

Bonus Beats Wordsmith ft. Kontact & Black Knight, Junclassic, RatheMC & Soulstice "Ladder of Success" (prod. by Decadez)

Black Friday 2009 Playlist

Black girl, Black Friday, all Black everything!
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Kid Suspended For Skinny Jeans?



Enjoy your Black Friday, fam. And get a lil twizzy for me this weekend.

Technics To Cease 1200/1210 Production?

Crushing blow to the DJ community. Looks like Technics will be stopping production of their 1200 and 1210 line of turntables in February 2010, due to "an increasing decline in sales", which makes sense given the rise of CDJs, Serato boxes and other vinyl killers. With cats like DJ AM and Roc Raida passing away, 2009 has been a huge deathblow to the art of the turntablist, shit I followed intensely for like 2 or 3 years in the late 90s. While I know Hip-Hop isn't dead, and DJs will still adapt and find their own lane with emerging technology, this won't bode well for vinyl enthusiasts.

Today's a Black Friday indeed.

Beyonce: I Am Yours (Thanksgiving Day TV Special)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

[video] Snoop Dogg "I Wanna Rock"

Darrell Beats Down Brad

Kids: alcohol is bad:



Darrell was throwing BOLOS! Win.

FuseBox Radio (Week Of November 24th, 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 24, 2009 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

Our commentary this week focused on the 3rd year anniversary of Sean Bell's death by the NYPD & the continuing conditions of police brutality & issues in the U.S., the British DNA Database that is accused of having the DNA of 75% of Young Black Males in the country & getting info via frivilous arrests, the 20th year anniversary of the classic Hip-Hop Group De La Soul and the Thanksgiving Holiday in the U.S. along with some other things here and there.




We had another great interview this week with the independent Hip-Hop group, Team N.A.N. (http://ElegantHoodness.ning.com & http://www.myspace.com/NotthingAssNiggaz), consisting of MCs A.D. the General & Gifted.

Some of the things we covered in the interview from the NYC based group were their backgrounds in the music industry, artistic influences, the entire concept behind the name and the business of N.A.N. and it's offshoots, the Elegant Hoodness & Media Fusion programs Team N.A.N. holds in the city for independent music artists to network, perform & build with each other, the importance of giving & gaining respect in the music industry & life in general, the activities N.A.N. does for the local and national community and a lot of other things!

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 24, 2009 (in no particular order)

Lost Boyz/Lifestyles of the Rich & Shameless (Easy Mo Bee RMX)/White Label
Dukes of Daville/The Industry/DukesofDaville.com
Fly Gypsy feat. Tattiana Aqueel-de Olivera/You/FlyGypsy.com
DOOM/Sniper Elite/Gold Dust & Stones Throw
The Very Best/Kada Manja (Uproot Andy RMX)/Green Owl
The Budos Band /Up From The South/Daptone Records
Kelis/Acapella/IAmKelis.com
Agallah feat. St. Laz & Craig G/Where We From/White Label
Gangstarr & The Jackson 5/Just To Get A Rep. between One More Chance (DJ Yoda's DJ Hero RMX)/White Label
Da'ville/Missing You Right Now/Greensleeves Records
Rock City/The Beat/Ptfao.com
The Co-op/Dumb It Down (DMV RMX)/CoopMusicOnline.com
N.A.N. feat. G3MZ/My Pen & My Pad/Team N.A.N.
A.D. The General/Life of a G/Team N.A.N.
Havana/Nitelife (GB's Money Dub)/Skoolcraft Music
Educated Consumers/Better Letter/VenZum Records
Dirty Money feat. Notorious B.I.G./Angels (inst.)/Bad Boy & Atlantic
Big Omeezy feat.E-40/Parked (inst.)/Sick Wid It Records
CurT@!N$/Mode (inst.)/High Society Life Ent.

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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Supa Qool DJ Uncle Q Give Thanks

Spotted this mix over on Rosenberg Radio, and while I'm not up on DJ Uncle Q, I love what he did here. This is a great blend of styles, something you could drop during Thanksgiving dinner and mellow out to, drinking some of that good red wine with your mom and reminiscing about laughs from the past. I'm thankful to be alive and to be spending Thanksgiving with my family. Hope you're doing the same thing, or doing something else that you enjoy.

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Stealth "What I'm Thankful For"

Stealth "What I'm Thankful For": This cut just touched down in the inbox. Here are some words from the boy Stealth... "Happy Turkey Day to you and yours! I decided to do something kind of special which was record a track giving thanks to all the family and friends who have been supporting me. I also took time to shoutout the bloggers by name who have been holding me down. I'm thankful for your continued support. Hope you enjoy the track. Happy Turkey Day!". Eat up!

The Fat Boys "All You Can Eat"

The Fat Boys "All You Can Eat": You know, Thanksgiving means family, friends and being thankful for all the blessings you have in your life. It also means some bomb ass food. Headed over to my mom's house in a bit, and I'm rockin' my funky-fresh Fat Boys tee, ready to tackle what will be on my plate. I hope you can snuggle with a loved one and enjoy a great meal, whether its a McDonald's value meal or a splendid cornucopia of delights from your moms.

Kendrick Lamar ft. Rapper Big Pooh "Thanksgiving"

Kendrick Lamar ft. Rapper Big Pooh "Thanksgiving": No, this track doesn't really have anything to do with Turkey Day, but you will be thankful for this warm slice of Hip-Hop pie. Or something. Save a plate for me!

Thank Shake.

Breakage On Rinse FM (11/25/2009)

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Tracklist:

00:00 Breakage feat. Newham Generals & David Rodigan – Hard [Digital SoundBoy Dub]
04:15 Sidney Samson – Riverside (Breakage Remix) [Data Records Dub]
07:20 Benga – Little Beats [Digital SoundBoy Dub]
11:52 Benny Page – Original Killa [Digital SoundBoy Dub]
16:02 Breakage – Higher [Digital SoundBoy]
20:26 Benga & Kutz – I’ll Kut Ya [Digital SoundBoy Dub]
23:24 D One – Pitcha [Dub Police Dub]
26:02 Zinc – Killa Sound (Skream Remix) [?]
30:01 Little Ginder – Dew Plug? (Total Plan Remix) [?]
33:50 Benga – Bomo club? [Tempa Dub]
37:38 SP – Running Bad Boy? [?]
41:05 Skream – Memories Of 3rd Base [Digital SoundBoy]
45:17 Breakage – Open Up [Digital SoundBoy Dub]
49:49 David Guetta feat. Estelle – One Love (Breakage Remix) [?]

Jubei in the Mix
53:45 Code3 – Living Proof [Exit Dub]
57:40 Jubei – Patience [Metalheadz Dub]
61:02 Alix Perez – Myriads [Shogun Audio]
64:32 ? – ? [?]
68:25 ? – ? [?]
71:52 ? – ? [?]
74:44 Jubei – Entrapment [Metalheadz]
78:27 Jubei – Carbon [Metalheadz]
80:52 Ed Rush & Optical – Dozer [Virus]
83:45 ? – ? [?]

85:41 Breakage feat. Roots Manuva – Run ‘Em Out [Digital SoundBoy]
89:25 System – Thought Reform [Digital SoundBoy Dub]
92:51 Commix – Belleview (D Bridge Remix) [Metalheadz Dub]
97:40 Blocks & Escher – Miller [Digital SoundBoy Dub]
102:37 Breakage – Posers [Digital SoundBoy Dub]
106:18 Buggz & Miak? – ? [Digital SoundBoy Dub]
110:09 ? – Solid As Concrete [Digital SoundBoy Dub]



Bonus Beats *edit* FACT 104: Breakage [via everyday junglist]

[video] Mos Def ft. Talib Kweli "History" On Jimmy Fallon

Heard Black Star was reuniting on Jimmy Fallon last night, and here's their "History" performance:



Shouts to Yardie.

[video] Jern Eye: Vision, Part 1

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

[video] Serius Jones "Oh Baby"

[video] Trey Songz "LOL :-)"

SMH; featuring Gucci Mane & Soulja Boy:

Nicki Minaj "Saxon"

Nicki Minaj "Saxon": See, once I think we're doing the right thing with these Hip-Hop/dubstep hybrids, I have to hear bullshit like Weezy's Young Money wackstress going in over Chase & Status' "Saxon". She doesn't even know what the fuck to do with this! A nigga like Elucid would rip this track into mincemeat, and Minaj wastes two minutes and 18 seconds chanting mindless rubbish.

Fail. Motherfucking fail.

Via Semtex, by way of Soul Culture, per Young Money HQ, by way of Hear-It-First.

UNDRCRWN "In Da Face" Tee

Classic lines from a classic movie from a modern-day classic of a clothing line.

Via Dr. Jays.

Juan Epstein (11/25/2009)

So last night, I had a dream that I was sitting in a studio with Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg, listening to them record an episode of Juan Epstein; for some reason, Peter was reciting rap lyrics with the word "nigga" in them, but saying like "nicca" and shit, which was odd. It's something he says he doesn't do, so I'm not sure why it happened in my dream. Come to your own conclusions... what's deep is, Rosenberg tweets today that they were recording a brand new episode of Juan Epstein, which hasn't had a proper episode since their live show back in June (not counting the bonus episode with Ben Lyons). It's ill, because the first episode they ever did was a Thanksgiving episode, so to have them kick the start of their third season on Turkey Day Eve is a blessing. It's another behind-the-scenes of the morning show episode, which is fun. And K. Foxx is in the building.

Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD Juan Epstein (11/25/2009): Season 3, Episode 1 \ RSS

Bonus Beats Here's the "Thanksgiving Forever" song that Rosenberg and Rico did, and has been getting a lot of play on the morning show. Shouts to Ciph.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

[video] Life The Great "Life's Mysteries"



Bonus Beats Life The Great "Life's Mysteries"

[video] D. Woods "Legalize Me"



Bonus Beats D. Woods "Legalize Me"

[video] Rihanna's GMA Concert



Bonus Beats Rihanna On Angie Martinez (11/24/2009) [via Splash]

Epiphany RESPECT Part 1

I told you guys that this DJ Booth-presented mixtape was on the horizon, and it looks like they let it loose today. 10 ill tracks from one ill MC = guaranteed satisfaction. Try it on.

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[video] MTVu House Band: Blitz the Ambassador



Bonus Beats Blitz the Ambassador "Remembering the Future (MTVu House Band) [snippet]"

Homeboy Sandman "Angels With Dirty Faces"

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.

[video] Wyclef Jean ft. Maino "You Don't Wanna Go Outside"

[video] KRS-One & Buckshot "Survival Skills"

BOOGNIGHTS "Let It Go"

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.

Joe Clark We Are The Stars Mixtape

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"

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!

The DTV Sample Free Beat CD

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.

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Elucid "Run Away"

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.

[video] The 54 Reality Show 11/23/2009

This is the "54 Reality Show Getback Special Pt. 1":

[video] Major Lazer "Keep It Goin' Louder" [version #2]

Featuring Nina Sky & Ricky Blaze:



previous [video] Major Lazer "Keep It Goin' Louder"

Monday, November 23, 2009

[video] A Disturbing New Trend "Year Of The Carnivore"

[video] 2 Turntables And A Microphone [trailer]



DVD in stores December 1st; pre-order today!

[video] Hawdwerk & Jansport J High Power Moves EPK



previous Hawdwerk & Jansport J High Power Moves

Rickie Jacobs "I'm So Appalled"

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.

You've Lost That Beefing Feeling

Hi-Jynx Presents #MusicMonday

I've been dropping a lot of Hi-Jynx cuts over the last month or two, and now his #MusicMonday mixtape is out. Hit up shortypop.com for the download link.

Rukus "Babymakingmusic"

Rukus "Babymakingmusic" (prod. by Kid Konnect): Ruk flips some sexy shit for the ladies on this one, with Kid Kon jacking some Maxwell croonin' over this bedroom banger. If you were to make a tape with tracks like this on it, what'd be on it?

RTD Exclusive: Sunkiss With Vlad Yudin

Sunkiss with Vlad Yudin speaks on the last night with Big Pun and more; taken from the upcoming release Big Pun The Legacy - The Lost Files: The 10 Year Anniversary of the Death of Big Pun.



Shouts to Jonathan Hay Publicity for this one!

Danny! Where Is Danny

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...