Archive for 12/01/2009 - 01/01/2010

Intuition ft. Raquel Rodriguez "Hold Your Breath"

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Intuition ft. Raquel Rodriguez "Hold Your Breath": New leak from the homey Intuition taken from Girls Like Me, which will be dropping on January 26th. That organ on this one is crazy - hit me early and will be on repeat for a bit. Girls Like Me will drop on Hellfyre Club (a new imprint of Alpha Pup Records), with physical copies out on Jan. 26th, with the digital release on Feb. 9th.

previous Intuition "Don't Try"

Feb. 2010 Deadpool Variant Covers

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Here's one of four variant covers for Feb. 2010 that feature Deadpool... word from TDB is that Wade isn't in the issues, just on the cover. Won't make me buy the issues, though.

Sugar Tongue Slim & The Roots "The Heist" LIVE

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Taken from a performance at the 9:30 Club in DC:



Demand More 2 coming soon.

Benamin x Fresh Daily The Times EP

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Had no idea Benamin produced Fresh Daily's "Apollo 13", but it looks like their kinship has birthed some excellent shit, from this EP to Fresh's Tomorrow Is Today mixtape. The Times EP was originally made as Benamin's thesis project "to be presented to a panel of industry professionals at NYU in May 2009", but was too good to stay cooped up in the hands of some, you know, industry pros. So Benamin has given it to the public via his Bandcamp page; highly recommended that you do everything BUT sleep on this.

MilkMen ft. Dutch New York "Red Rum"

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MilkMen ft. Dutch New York "Red Rum": This sounds like some shit you'd be in the club rockin' to, singing along to the chorus (while properly lifted) and then get that look on your face when you realize that the homies are talking about being "in the killing zone", then chanting "red ruuuuuum". Dutch NY has gotten some shine on RTD before, but this is the first time I've heard the MilkMen. Interesting cut.

DJ Shock & DJ Cable Back To The Old School Vol. 3

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Here's a fresh mix of classic Hip-Hop from DJs Shock and Cable, bringing you two sides of gem-filled favorites!

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Tracklist:

SIDE A – DJ SHOCK

01. Intro...
02. Common – Resurrection
03. Mobb Deep – Me & My Crew
04. Fat Joe – Watch The Sound
05. D.I.T.C – Time To Get This Money
06. Rakim – Guess Who’s Back
07. DJ Shock – RJD2 + Nas Blend
08. Big L – I Don’t Understand It
09. Mos Def – Ms. Fat Booty
10. Jay-Z – Rap Game/ Crack Game
11. Mobb Deep – Let a Ho Be A Ho
12. AZ – Ho Happy Jackie
13. Gang Starr – Moment Of Truth
14. Tupac – Pour Out A Little Liquor

SIDE B - DJ CABLE

01. Intro...
02. Main Source - Fakin' The Funk
03. Gang Starr Feat. Nice & Smooth - DWYCK
04. Black Moon - Who Got The Props
05. Original Flavor - Can I Get Open
06. Eric B & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul
07. Run-DMC - Beats To The Rhyme
08. Public Enemy - Fight The Power
09. LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
10. Cypress Hill - Insane In The Brain
11. A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario
12. Main Source - Looking Out The Front Door

previous DJ Shock x DJ Cable Back To The Old School Vol. 2

[preview] Kid Hum & DJ BMoney Doctors Notes

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Kid Hum and DJ BMoney are working on an instrumental album entitled Doctors Notes, made up with nothing more than the Dr. Sample SP303 (as seen above). Judging by this preview that Hum dropped on twitter, that's all they need! No word on when this is dropping, but I'll give you more info when I get it!

Poesh Wonder The Chronicles Of Juani Sucio

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I've been on this older Hip-Hop kick (shouts to blogs like WYDU and TROY for supplying some vintage flavors), and just got this Nex Millen-produced project from tri-state MC Poesch Wonder entitled The Chronicles Of Juani Sucio, and this shit reminds me of some of the albums I would dig into in the mid to late 90s, with the blunted textures and liver-feel to the beats. Some dubby vibes in here, and dude's flow and voice fit perfect to the cuts on this one. I'm listening to this, wondering how it'll sound live!

DOWNLOAD Poesh Wonder The Chronicles Of Juani Sucio

Dre' Rock Monsta Phunk

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Told you guys that Dre' Rock's album was dropping today, and here it is. For all of you who want to try something new, and pride yourselves on biggin' up undiscovered talent, take a chance. Get funky with it.

DOWNLOAD Dre' Rock Monsta Phunk

[video] Funkmaster Flex On Xmas Eve 2009

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This is what I'm talkin' about; need more of this.

Shouts to eskay.

Bun B "On To The Next Year"

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Bun B "On To The Next Year": Bun Beata is back for Screw-thousand and 10. I was surprised more people didn't comment on Hov dropping the video for "On To The Next One" on NYE. Now does it make sense? Bun merks this BTW. And apparently, Trill OG drops March 2nd, 2010. Fresh.

Via OnSMASH by way of Keep It Trill.

Junclassic "East Coast Blizzard"

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Junclassic "East Coast Blizzard" (prod. by Husky): Here's a fresh cut from Jun and Husky, taken from the limited vinyl release Husky Remixes, which is set to drop sometime in the Summer of 2010. Some crazy loops in this one - almost too quick to digest, but this shit is crazy.

Starkey - 1Xtra Mix

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Starkey - 1xtra Mix by fabric

[video] Crooked I "Mr. Pigface"

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NJ Transit Kicks

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Daniel Joseph posted these on twitter a week or two ago, and while I don't want them... I do. I don't think I could rock these and feel "OK" with myself, but I kind of like them. Like $76 over at IPATH.

[rock the dub Interview]: Joulz Il

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Been a minute for a lot of things... it's been a while since I did an interview on RTD, and its been a while since Joulz Il told me he was quitting Hip-Hop (and about two years since my last sit-down with Jou). That's one of those things I can't stand, when naturally-talented individuals get tired and walk out. I understand where he was coming from, but that didn't mean I liked it. Coming off of his amazing features on Offshore Drilling, as well as the other things he/we have bubbling, it made no sense to me, so when I got the word that he was not only back, but had a number of projects ready to let go right now? All over it. I had to get some words in with him about the past year, his big ideas for 2010 and where he sees himself both within the Hip-Hop game and in 2011. Check it out.

khal: So, how did 2009 treat Joulz Il? What are some of the highlights of your year?

Joulz Il: 2009 was a transitional year for me. The loss of my grandfather and the birth of a new member of my family were all in the span of about seven months. Musically, I was blessed to have been a part of the Kid Hum/RTD Offshore Drilling project, blessed to have released Joulz Il & RTD Present: The Il Before the Storm, and to have collaborated with artists such as Chanes, The Main Course, Sky 7th and others. Those projects and collaborations were the highlights of the year for me. They let me stretch my legs a bit.

khal: Around the middle of ’09, there was a lot of talk/leaks from your Il Identity project, but we’ve not seen or heard about it dropping. What’s the story on that project?
Joulz Il: Funny you should ask. The Il Identity was actually released on New Year's Day! Its part of a trilogy of albums that I'm hoping everyone will feel.

khal: How soon can people expect to get parts 2 and 3 of the trilogy?

Joulz Il: Thats a really good question. The Il Supremacy is going to be available on January 22 and The Il Ultimatum will be available on February 12.

khal: Three projects in the span of two months, dope. What is this all building up to?

Joulz Il: The Il Trilogy is a precursor to my full length album entitled The Return Of The Beatdown.

khal: Why did you chose the title The Return Of The Beatdown?

Joulz Il: Honestly, it just came to me. Lyrically, people have gotten away from everything a beatdown would entail. The entire game went on a vacation and came back wearing skinny jeans, belt chains, and too little t-shirts. Me personally, I could never get with that. I miss the good old fashioned, passionate feel of running up and just swinging on someone that acts like M.O.P., Busta Rhymes, Scarface, Sean Price, Mystikal and a slew of others used to bring. Just seems like everyone got so used to being a robotic version of themselves and singing off key. It just made me want to bring that back, hence, The Return Of The Beatdown.

khal: Anyone who’s heard your output, be it “My Microphone” or your earlier works, has to know that you’re a gifted lyricist. Why do you think skills like yours are often overlooked when it comes to the mainstream Hip-Hop community?

Joulz Il: Truthfully, people are afraid of lyricists. Lyricists make you re-evaluate your rap career and whether or not stringing a bunch of punchlines together is a really good idea. Actually, labels have to make their money and there has been more money made from the new breed of music (i.e. dance songs, blatant pseudo-thug fairy tales, etc.) than from the songs with outright lyricism that stay true to the core of where hiphop started. Suffice it to say, even blogs have now resorted to writing reviews and only featuring songs from people who are already on. People want attention and its easier to get that when you go with the "HOT RIGHT NOW" instead of the "CAN CREATE CLASSICS" guild. I believe I fall into the latter.

khal: Are you working on any other projects outside of your series of releases?

Joulz Il: Actually, yes I am. The KhemLab project has been in the works for a while now with artists like Junclassic, Sky 7th, The Main Course, Chanes, Cy Yung, Articulate, Pugz Atomz & WhyGee. Think of it as a new Wu-Tang (ed. note: more information on this as it develops). So many emcees and each one brings their respective flow to the table. I'm definitely excited about that. I'm also looking forward to doing another "Joulz Il & RTD Presents" project later in the year.

khal: We can do that whenever. What are some of your goals and aspirations within the game?

Joulz Il: I just want to be heard. Period. I don't have to be the most famous. I just want to be able to be thought of when people mention dope lyricists. I have to be in that conversation. Other than that, I'm open to whatever happens. I've always been a fan of the arts, both music and theater, and this is the year in which I have been blessed to do both.

khal: In January 2011, where do you think your work will have taken you?

Joulz Il: If God loves me and hard work pays off, I will have at least been quoted once as having a verse that was flawless in someone's book. My expectations are realistic, but my desires outweigh that. I want 2011 to be the point that people ask themselves, "Who in the blue Avatar hell is Joulz Il and what rock/cave has the industry been hiding him in?"

khal: Many might not know, but you were ready to hang your pen up and call it a day at one point. What made you reconsider?

Joulz Il: People who listen to my music and basically threatened me! Ha! Between Entity Starr looking at me like I was half crazy and just about every fourth person who knew me or had the chance to meet me asking me why I was quitting, I couldn't actually walk away. I love Hip-Hop too much to just stop, so I just took a break. Didn't write. Didn't rhyme. Didn't go near a microphone and I guess the hunger just woke up. I'd hear something online or catch a song on the radio and think to myself, "Duke, come on.....you can do that". One thing led to another and here's where we are now. A trilogy of albums coming out and me feeling rejuvenated and in love with music again.

khal: Before we wrap this up, do you have any final thoughts and/or shouts you’d like to kick?

Joulz Il: If you love Hip-Hop, then this shout outs for you. For everyone who's ever downloaded anything of mine, thank you. For everyone who's ever made a comment, thank you. For anyone who ever gave me free anything just on the strength of "I heard your song", thank you. I'm just looking forward to making the best music possible for you all and for the droves of people who haven't gotten the chance to get to know Joulz Il. Happy JOU Year to all and to all a good fight!

The Return Of The Beatdown will drop on RTD Records in 2010; stay tuned for that, as well as info on The Il Trilogy, KhemLab and more! Stay in the loop with Joulz Il via twitter and Bandcamp.

Madlib "Kill 'Em (OJ Simpson Remix)"

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Madlib "Kill 'Em (OJ Simpson Remix)": Here's a cut that Stones Throw liberated from 'Lib's Madlib Medicine Show No. 1: Before The Verdict, which is out now (via Stones Throw). Lots of fresh shit, featuring MED and J Dilla, as well as some "OJ Simpson remixes", featuring new verses from the homey Guilty Simpson. I need that OJ Simpson LP in my life.

Bonus Beats Madlib & Guilty Simpson "The Paper"
Bonus Beats Strong Arm Steady ft. Bad Lucc "Jordache Look" (prod. by Madlib) [via Nah Right]

Genesis Elijah & Beezwax "Power"

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Genesis Elijah & Beezwax "Power": Here's a heavy cut from the Civil Unrest EP from Genesis Elijah and Beezwax, which is now set to drop Feb. 2010. Really sick with this one - grab it now, as it's only up for a limited time as a free download. This one is squeaky clean, so you DJs who want to diversify, throw this one on the radio early!

previous Genesis Elijah "I'm Doing It"

Redman Funk From Hell Mixtape

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Reggie Noble 9 1/2 is on the way, but for you snoozecore niggas who wanna keep Redman off of your best MC lists, check this sick mixtape, collecting a lot of freestyles from mixtapes and radio with some fresh unreleased flavors. Features include Method Man, EPMD, Keith Murray and more!

DOWNLOAD Redman Funk From Hell Mixtape [shouts to Dot Got It]

Phatman & Likkle bwoy Release Party Photos

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Liz Padova has posted the photos from the Phatman & Likklebwoy Mixtape release party last month. There are some choice shots over on the Beat Garden site, and you can get the full monty via Liz' Flickr page. Word from BGE is that there will be a "Double Warhead Deluxe reissue of the Phatman & Likkle bwoy mixtape", with remixes from Has-Lo, Zilla Rocca and more, so bee on the lookout!

[video] Mos Def ft. Talib Kweli "History"

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[video] Trick Trick ft. Guilty Simpson & Marvwon "Can't Fuck With My City"

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[video] Trey Songz ft. Fabolous "Say Ahh"

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Capsa "Marmite (Cable VIP Re-edit)"

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Dunno what he's doing with this bootleg, but it needs a release in some way/shape/form. Tagged the audio, too... got a feeling this is going somewhere.

Wordsmith - Vintage Files Episode 1

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Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the Vintage Experience album photo shoot from the homey Wordsmith. Vintage Experience drops digitally in March 2010, but before that, Words will be dropping a mixtape, Vintage Vault, on February 9th.



There's also a little outtake piece here:



Bonus Beats Wordsmith "Leap of Faith" (prod. by J. Stillton), which is taken from the Vintage Vault mixtape. The tape will be mixed by DJs Yckor and Leche, and hosted by UK DJ Ames. Features come from both sides of the pond, including Kontact & Black Knight, Junclassic, Whitefolkz, Sean Toure, Braille, Steadfast, Manny Mascow & Genesis Elijah. Crazy to see these RTD regulars linking up on the regular.

M11X & Illroots.com present DJ Low Key - De La Extras #2

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I spotted this on illRoots the other day and was intrigued, because I had just been listening to an old Prince Paul mix and remembered a lot of my favorite De La Soul cuts were from his hand. Here's some info on this mix and the exhibit its promoting:

Denver's DJ Low Key joins acclaimed artist M11X and popular hip hop site Illroots.com for De La Extras #2, his second tribute to rap legends De La Soul. With 2009 commemorating the 20th anniversary of De La Soul's landmark debut album, DJ Low Key put together an unconventional mix of De La rarities, remixes, bootlegs & b-sides to accompany MX11 aka Mikal Hameed's De La Soul audio sculpture (featured on the mixtape's cover) on the De La Soul - 3 Feet High & Rising Art Tour. With the tour being postponed, Low Key decided to release the tape in conjunction with Illroots.com and send it on M11X's upcoming solo national tour. Download the mixtape for free at DJLowKey.com and Illroots.com and be on the lookout for M11X's upcoming shows, featuring the tape and chair on the cover, coming to a city near you, starting with San Francisco on January 8th.

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Tracklist:

1. DJ Low Key "De La Extras #2 Intro"
2. Teenage Fanclub & De La Soul "Fallin (Remix)"
3. De La Soul "La La La"
4. Joel Turner feat Dave "You"
5. Big Pooh feat. Posdnuos "People (Remix)"
6. Eslam Jawaad feat. De La Soul "Rewind DJ"
7. Malcolm McLaren feat. De La Soul "Hey DJ"
8. De La Soul feat. Sean Paul "Shoomp"
9. De La Soul & Camp Lo "So Good"
10. De La Soul feat. Jazzy Jeff "Hold Tight" aka "Cobb Creek (Demo)"
11. De La Soul "Breakadawn (De La Soul Remix)"
12. Oh No feat. Posdnuos "Smile A Lil Bit"
13. J-Live feat. Posdnuos & Oddisee "The Upgrade"
14. DJ Jazzy Jeff feat. Posdnuos "Let Me Hear U Clap"
15. J Period feat. De La Soul "Excursions"
16. Adam F feat. De La Soul & DV Alias Khrist "Time 4 Da True"
17. Ty feat. De La Soul "The Idea"
18. Nat & Onda feat. De La Soul "It's A New Thing"
19. Matt & Kim feat. De La Soul "Daylight (Troublemaker Remix)"
20. Jungle Brothers feat. De La Soul, Monie Love, A Tribe Called Quest & Queen Latifah "Doin Our Own Dang (Richie Fermie Mix)"
21. Queen Latifah feat. De La Soul "Mama Gave Birth To The Soul Children"
22. Mint Royale feat. Posdnuos "Show Me"
23. George Clinton feat. De La Soul "Do Fries Go With That Shake"
24. Last Emperor feat. Masta Ace & Trugoy "Clear Day"
25. Rob-O feat. De La Soul & Pete Rock "Stay Away"
26. Truth Enola feat. De La Soul "Voicestress"
27. Bush Babees feat. De La Soul & Mos Def "The Love Song (Remix)"

[preview] Deadpool Team-Up #897

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Out this week is Deadpool Team-Up 897, which features the mighty Ghost Riders. Back when I was heavy into Marvel comics, the main characters I followed were Wolverine (and the X-Men), The Punisher, Ghost Rider and some other randoms, which my favorite of all time being Deapdool, so its kind of crazy to see these two link up. I'm guessing there might be an on-going Ghost Rider series out somewhere, but I had no desire to see the movie, so this will be crazy to check out. Check out Newsarama's seven-page preview of this one.

Hat tip: Deadpool Bugle.

Dan Miracle Demonstrate: Styles EP

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If you like what you hear in that promo video, head on over to Bandcamp and grab the EP for free! Shouts to Dan Miracle, who has a lot going on - hit up his promo post on DOA for more information.

[video] UFC 108: Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva

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Here's the full 20-minute fight:



Mexican Taint has the full program for download HERE.

Spec Boogie ft. Von Pea, Elucid & Che Grand "BANG!"

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Spec Boogie ft. Von Pea, Elucid & Che Grand "BANG!" (prod. by AEON): The first edition of Spec's "Sessiondary" leaks dropped a couple of weeks back, and now this leftover posse cut has been thrown onto the Internets. And damnit if this shit isn't bangin'. When Lessondary connects, shit gets hectic, and you already know what it is when Stringer Bell is on the intro. Organs bangin' for a windy Saturday afternoon.

Via spec boogie.

Bonus Beats Donwill "Laura's Song" (Don Cusack In High Fidelity drops 3/23/2010!)

Joulz Il The Il Identity

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Today marks a new chapter in the career of the MC known as Joulz Il. Last year, heads were asked to take part in an Il Experiment, which garnered interest and brought people some ill music. The New Jou Year has given us the fruit of that labor in The Il Identity, which can be download for free via Joulz Il's Bandcamp page. You should be familiar with some of these cuts, while others might be knew, but know that they are all dope, and all are produced by Entity Starr. Thing is, this is just the tip of the iceberg... the next couple of months are about to get very hot and hectic for Hip-Hop. All of that will be revealed on Monday, when I bring you a special Q&A with Joulz about 2009, his forthcoming projects, and beyond. For now, preview the cuts below and do yourself a favor - download them!

<a href="http://joulzil.bandcamp.com/album/the-il-identity">It's Over by Joulz Il</a>

Blu theGODleeBarnes(lp)

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DownloadBlu'sAlbum. ShoutsToShake.

EDIT Here'sTheTracklist,ViaHipHop-N-More:

# 01_theInnocent.
# 02_AzulitoTheGreat.
# 03_GloryUsDelux(Feat.L’sOfABandCalledGlory).
# 04_NeverDream(ProByExile).
# 05_theGOD’s&Me.
# 06_Grandma’sKitchen (CypherByFamRep’sDa1&SirJoseph).
# 07_Difficulties(Feat.CashUsKingAndFamRep’sSirJoseph&R.O.B.) (SpokenWordbyNiles).
# 08_SpanishWinter.
# 09_BeGO(o)D!(Feat.Sene).
# 10_theRunOut(erlude).
# 11_ItsOkay(Feat.Definite&MythOfStrangeFruit).
# 12_OnMarsWithTheStars(Feat.Sene).
# 13_Smoking@6InTheMo’(ByCashUsKing).
# 14_CityOfLos(t)Angel(e)s(Feat.CashUsKing).
# 15_AllTheKing’sMen(Feat.TiRon).
# 16_aWorldGoneBlind(Feat.CashUsKing).
# 17_MelloSunshine.
# 18_’TilWeDie.
# 19_Crowns.
# 20_Outro(OpenMindDead)ByMiguelJontel.
# 21_(theBonusSong)MyBoyBlu.
# 22_BenevolentOffering&Benediction.

NoHighQualityVersion,Ever,DueToBluLosingTheLPViaAHardDriveCrash.

Michael Jackson "Islam In My Veins"

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Michael Jackson "Islam In My Veins": I remember hearing about MJ converting to Islam a year or so ago... but wow. He's definitely singing to Allah and Islam, although this sounds like its unreleased for a reason - its very sparse. I imagine he would've wanted more on it... Really random piece of MJ history, it sounds like a bonus track on a retrospective box set or some ish.

If you saw This Is It, you got a glimpse at how passionate he'd get about things in his life, and how he'd then translate them into song, but wow. Looks like this one got passed around early 2009, but this is my first time hearing about it.

Enjoy?


Shouts to MiUnEx via Street Hitz.

EDIT Looks like this isn't a Michael Jackson song?

The Resolution Will Not Be Televised

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Raekwon Coke Up In Da Dollar Bill Mixtape

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Good to know that in 2010, that Coke Rap is alive and well. Here's a new mixtape from Raekwon with DJ Whoo Kid and DJ Scream, featuring some shit you have heard on some of your favorite Hip-Hop blogs. Yep.

DOWNLOAD [mirror]

Tracklist:

01. Happy New Year ft. Ol Dirty Bastard
02. Coke Up in Da Dollar Bill
03. I Wanna Rock
04. Blood Missles ft. AZ
05. History
06. Trenchman
07. The Set UP
08. Real Talk
09. Stick Up Muzik ft. Busta Rhymes & Uncle Murda
10. Yessir ft. Ghostface & Crooked I
11. Crime Wave
12. Heat Rocks

Shouts to Whoo Kid by way of RadioPlanet.tv.

Slim Thug "Dedicated To My Haters"

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Slim Thug "Dedicated To My Haters" (prod. by Beanz N Kornbread): I told @EnigmatikBGDB that once I had an excuse to use this pic, I was going in. The actual track is nothing more than a "I love my haters" cut, but I imagine some of you are still on your NYE party grind, and this is some shit to rock to while eating some steak, cheese eggs and Heineken. That sounds kinda good right now.

Shouts to Traps N Trunks.

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2010 Performances

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Jennifer Lopez Medley


Black Eyed Peas "Meet Me Halfway"


Black Eyed Peas "Imma Be"


Black Eyed Peas "Rock That Body"


Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow"


Keri Hilson "Knock You Down"


Keri Hilson "I Like"


Shouts to Music Is The Heart Of Our Soul, who posted these and more.

Kathy Griffin Drops The F-Bomb On CNN NYE Special

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Hopefully you didn't miss J.Lo's body suit.

Pandemonium Jones - Splendid Moments 2009

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Keeping true to form, my boy Pandemonium Jones hooked up another mixtape of his favorites from 2009. This isn't your run-of-the-mill mix - Panda went IN!

DOWNLOAD: single MP3 / split tracks

Tracklist:

Atlas Sound - Shelia
Lotus Plaza - A Threaded Needle
Bear In Heaven - You Do You
Flaming Lips - Silver Trembling Hands
Neon Indian - Mind, Drips
Washed Out - Feel It All Around
Junior Boys - Parallel Lines
Animal Collective - My Girls
Delorean - Seasun
Memory Tapes - The Green Knight
Small Black - Despicable Dogs
Best Coast - Sun Was High (So Was I)
Boris - Black Original
Wavves - Vermin
A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Evil, With Evil, Against Evil
Volcano Choir - Still
Lucky Dragons - We Made Our Own Government
Banjo Or Freakout - Breath Out
Beach House - Norway
Mt. Eerie - Between Two Mysteries
Fourtet And Burial - Moth
Dan Deacon - Wet Wings
Kurt Vile - Beach On The Moon

Check out last year's mix.

[video] Jay-Z "On To The Next One"

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Featuring Swizz Beats:



Bonus Beats Jay-Z On Carson Daly NYE



Via Rap Radar.

[video] Big Boi ft. Gucci Mane "Shine Blockas"

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New Year's Day 2010 playlist

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Start your New Year right...

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RTD_PLAYLIST_(12-252009-12-31-2009).zip (~471 MB)
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And a likkle throwback for the New Year...

Roni Size/Reprazent "Brown Paper Bag"


Take some time, plot out your moves for 2010, then chill out for the weekend. Have a good one.

Reef The Lost Cauze "Jersey Shore"

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Jersey Shore is one of my guilty pleasures, and to have a nigga like Reef The Lost Cauze body both the show and the beat (his talking about "beating the beat" in the intro is priceless) is the shit. Too fucking good. Need more Reef in 2010.

Shouts to Haj of Dumhi for this one. You can preview/download the track HERE.

Elucid At Yule Prog (12/23/2009)

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Yup, Gutta definitely headlined the 3rd Annual Yule Prog Festival:

"Then We Rage"


"skullcrush"




Ka5p has tons more video from the night.

Dre' Rock "Lovely World"

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Dre' Rock "Lovely World" (prod. by Cynergy Soundz): BPA's own Cynergy Soundz hit me with this earlier today, and told me dude had a funky vibe, and not to say that I doubted him, but I didn't realize how true the statement was! This is a cut taken from Dre' Rock's Monstah Phunk, which is set to drop on Tuesday (check out the credits HERE). Cy says he'll have more for 2010, as does J Slikk and the rest of the clique. Keep it locked!

Revalation The Revalation Will Be Televised: Commercial Interruption

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We've been hyping this one up for a bit, and now it's time to unleash Revalation's The Revalation Will Be Televised: Commercial Interruption mixtape, which is presented by Refined Hype, Dot Got It and Rock The Dub. In Rev's words, "I wanted this tape to embody the idea that media and social media is currently taking over our whole way of life. With that being said I decided to make a tape over all "industry" beats or beats that had a "commercial" appeal. This was my way of showing versatility and but without sacrificing my creativity. If you listen to the songs, they all have that appeal but lyrically, I haven't changed a thing, I'm just as raw, creative and humorous as usual just with a more "mainstream" sound on this one". I'm glad to have been reppin' for the EMS Productions crew throughout 2009, and to end it on this note is a blessing. Enjoy your New Year's, and be on the lookout for Rev's next project, Emergency Broadcast!

DOWNLOAD Revalation The Revalation Will Be Televised: Commercial Interruption

Daniel Joseph "Gone In 60 Seconds"

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Daniel Joseph "Gone In 60 Seconds": Espee just posted this cut on twitter, and it does exactly what it says on the tin. If you slept on Pretty / Ugly in 2009, don't do the same in 2010. His mixtape should be out today... right?

EDIT Here's some words from D. Jo about comments made on the title of the mixtape (Gone Fishin') and why its not out yet:

Yes, I did Acknowledge the fact that The Cool Kids have a mixtape wit the same name AFTER THE FACT. To anyone thinking I'm "biting" - you have a right to feel that way BUT Judge me on the music and not the name. The (POPULAR TERM) "Gone Fishin" is serving a purpose in the title. We should all know that Cliche Terms are going to be thrown around and shared - unintentionally - in the hip hop world FOREVER. On Another note: The Mixtape was supposed to drop today (New Years Eve) so anyone who was waiting on it - I apologize. Here's another joint from project "Gone in 60" enjoy - Daniel Joseph

Boo Goo Doo Boom's Best of 2009

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He's baaaaack!

DJ Mayday When It's All Said & Done

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I was going to try and organize some "Best of 2009" mixes like I did for 2008, but it didn't pan out. Oddly enough, my girl/DOA Asst. Editor DJ Mayday (who killed it last year) hit ME up to do a mix for RTD...

While picking tracks, I got to thinking and realized when I went back in my head some 10+ years that I don’t think I have been this excited about Jungle/Drum & Bass in a long time, quite possibly not since I first started listening to it. 2009 breathed new life into me as a DJ, a writer/reviewer, and most importantly as a listener.

Fave tunes of the year:
Shimon, Moving Fusion & Ant Miles’ - ‘Pimp Slap’
Arclight ft. Jocasta – Over Me
And an honorable mention goes to the Break remix of DJ Die’s ‘Clear Skyz’.

Albums/EPs:
Viper’s Acts of Mad Man
Logistics - Crash Bang Wallop
VibrationTherapy EP

Anyways, here’s what I was bangin’ walls too on the whole in 2009.
Watch out for the 19 minute mark…whoa.

So, without further adieu, here's Mayday's 2009 DnB retrospective!

DOWNLOAD [mirror - right click, 'Save As']

Tracklist:

[01] Shimon, Moving Fusion & Ant Miles – Pimp Slap
[02] Moby – One Time We Lived [Matrix and Futurebound Dub Mix]
[03] KG – Runaway
[04]Polar Bear – DC Breaks
[05] Sigma – Hi Top [Ed Rush and Optical Remix]
[06]Friction and K.Tee – Set It Off
[07] Brookes Brothers – Crackdown [Shock One Remix]
[08] Basement Jaxx – Twerk
[09] Inside Info – Ticker
[10] Optiv - Sodium
[11] The Upbeats – Ghost Radio
[12] Technical Itch and Kemal – The Calling [Evol Intent vs Ewun Remix]
[13] D.Kay and Lee – Tuning [D.Kay Remix]
[14] Commix and Rufige Crew – Envious
[15] Fresh – Fantasia [Hard Mix]
[16] Arclight ft Jocasta – Over Me

Cyrano Presents The Formula 4 '09 Mixtape

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Words from Cy Yung: "Formula 409: The Mixtape features the most posted and heavily rotated songs off of my 2009 mixtapes with producers CENTRIC and JSLIKK, features I did for 2009 mixtapes with RockTheDub.com and Rapcypher.com, and producers Kid Hum and DJ LEAGUES, and a few choice freestyles I put together to show off a little. 2010 looks to be a breakthrough year for me, as I'm prepped to release 2 completed albums: Back 2 Lyfe, entirely produced by CENTRIC for Free At Last Music Group and Soul Train Dancer, entirely produced by JSLIKK for Backpackers Anonymous Music Group. The singles for both albums will be released through my websites early 2010, plus I'm finishing up the loose ends on a EP completely produced by Kid Hum entitled SOBEIT. Come take a ride wit me in 2010 and witness the chrysalis open..."

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Tracklist:

1 HIPHOP BDAY (PRODUCED BY CENTRIC)
2 "HARD RAIN" (FREESTYLE)
3 3 LITTLE PIGS (PRODUCED BY CENTRIC)
4 A SIDE OF CY FT MARIA (PRODUCED BY JSLIKK)
5 "THE REPUBLIC" (FREESTYLE)
6 DREAMCATCHER (PRODUCED BY CENTRIC)
7 UNDAGROUND CYPHER VOL 3 MIXTAPE INTRO
8 ANTEBELLUM (PRODUCED BY CENTRIC)
9 "DA LISTENING" (FREESTYLE)
10 AUDUBON (PRODUCED BY KID HUM)
11 "NUTHIN FROM NUTHIN" (FREESTYLE)
12 ALL ABOUT H.E.R. (PRODUCED BY CYNERGY SOUNDZ)
13 "DA ANTHEM" (FREESTYLE)
14 DREAMCATCHER REVISITED (PRODUCED BY JSLIKK)
15 "DA SHOW" (FREESTYLE)
16 RETROPOLITAN FT SHARP (PRODUCED BY JRELL)
17 THE O.C. (PRODUCED BY JSLIKK)
18 "ROC N ROLL" (FREESTYLE)
19 APPLE PIE BETTY (PRODUCED BY JSLIKK)
20 "S#!TS PUSHED" (FREESTYLE)
21 HIPHOP'S 4EVER (PRODUCED BY DJ LEAGUES)

O. Smith "High Resolution"

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O. Smith "High Resolution" (prod. by Chase Sudlah): And on the last day of '09, we bring you another leak from The Escape Tape from DeepSpace, which I believe they are trying to drop on 1/25/2010. No more info on that as of yet, but it should be a monster. Dip into your spaceship and stab out to this one.

previous O. Smith "Lemon"

Mass Production - The Mix

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The Mix by massproduction

Tracklist:

01. Mass Production - Infectious Stuff
>>> Easy Lover Remix
>>> Crank That Remix
02. Lynx & Kemo - Global Enemies (Mass Production Remix)
03. Mass Production - DMT (VIP Mix)
04. Mass Production - Djinn
05. Mass Production - Untitled v2
06. Mass Production - Koukkukäsi
>>> Moving Fusion - Chilli Pepper
>>> Shy FX - Bambaata (Dillinja Remix)
07. Mass Production - Ultimatum

Number of these are set to drop on RTDLTD in 2010...

[video] Jesse Boykins III "Itis"

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Mike Classic "Fabric Of Our Lives (Remix)"

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Mike Classic "Fabric Of Our Lives (The Remix)": Lately, I've either been into shit that harks back to the Golden Era of Hip-Hop, or ill futuristic flavors. Mike Classic definitely wears his surname well, as this reminds me of the jazzy jams from yesteryear, with his buttery smooth lyricism bouncing right atop that loop. Where Amazing Happens, his next mixtape, is set to drop 1Q 2010, so be on the look out for it... and peep this as a nice teaser.

Bonus Beats Mike Classic & RealGood "Via Celebrity"

O. Smith "Lemon"

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O. Smith "Lemon": Been a minute since I've posted some material from the DeepSpace crew, but that's definitely going to change. January 2010 will mark the return of DeepSpace with their The Escape Tape, which will be dropping on RTD. O. Smith will be showcasing a lot of his lyrical skill, and this dismantling of Gucci's beat is just a taste. You've been warned.

FuseBox Radio (Week of December 29th, 2009)

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Direct mp3 Download (right click and "save as")
Direct mp3 Download Backup (right click and "save as"; via Blip.TV)

This is the latest episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah for the week of December 29, 2009 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

Our commentary this week focused on the upcoming New Year of 2010, the steroids controversy with boxers Floyd Mayweather & Manny Pacquito, the latest airline terrorist incident and how that could possible affect Black People worldwide who follow Islam (& in general) and some other things here and there.




We had another great interview this week with Kansas City/NYC independent Hip-Hop MC & songwriter Ms. FeFe (http://www.myspace.com/MsFeFe; http://ElegantHoodness.ning.com).

Some of the topics we've touched base on included Ms FeFe's musical & family background, comparisons of the NYC and Kansas City Music scenes, personal politics of the music business, her upcoming projects, how she connected with the N.A.N./Elegant Hoodness movement and a lot more!

There is a new episode of Black Agenda Report for this week's broadcast but none for Direct EFX (due to holiday break period for colleges).

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

Feel free to check out some recent episodes of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast over at our official blog, BlackRadioIsBack.com - all of the shows are clean/radio friendly.

FuseBox Radio Playlist for the Week of December 29, 2009 (in no particular order)

Killarmy/Allah Sees Everything/Loud
Camp Lo/Black Connect 3/Soul Fever (http://www.myspace.com/therealcamplo)
Sade/Solider of Love/Epic
Yoshi feat. Marvin Hawkins/Dance Tonight/Raw Fusion Records
Roy Hamilton III/The Invizible Man/RoyHamiltonIII.com
Statik Selektah feat. Bahamadia/Do What I Believe/Show Off & Brick Records
Johnny Griffith Inc./Love Is Just A Word/BBE
Maxwell feat. Nas/Help Somebody RMX/Columbia
Jay Electronica/Exhibit C/Decon
Mos Def/24 Hour Karate School/White Label (http://www.myspace.com/MosDef)
B.o.B. feat. Bruno Mars/Nothin' On You/Grand Hustle & Atlantic
St. Joe Louis/Good Morning/Upstart Media Group (http://www.myspace.com/StJoeLouis)
Elucid/Stacey (Sucker for Love)/Loosie Music (http://www.myspace.com/ElucidMusic)
Ms. Fefe/Reign Supreme/N.A.B. & Elegant Hoodness
Nucci Rey-o/Day's Like This/GState Ent.
Ms. Fefe/Reparations/N.A.B. & Elegant Hoodness
The Carps/It's Raining In The Projects/URBNet Records (http://www.myspace.com/TheCarps)
Slum Village/Money Right/Barak 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)


** Most Stations/Outlets Tracked via RadioWave Monitor, Mediaguide & SoundExchange **

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