Saturday, January 16, 2010

DJ J​-​Live Do The Knowledge Mixtape Vol. 1 (The Late Pass)

They call J-Live the triple threat, because he's a skilled MC, producer and DJ. I remember he was on twitter talking about posting a new mixtape sometime soon, and a week later we get his new one, a dope mix of Hip-Hop from 2009 that he's feeling. Don't even sleep.

DOWNLOAD DJ J​-​Live Do The Knowledge Mixtape Vol. 1 (The Late Pass)

Tes La Rok - Bassheavy Sports & Culture Vol 3 (Studio Mix)

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Joker 'Digidesign' (Hyperdub)
Dj Madd & Matt-u 'System' (Dubplate)
SP:MC 'Trust Nobody VIP' (Dubplate)
Khid 'Delete Them' (Dubplate)
Tes La Rok 'Tribal Ting' (Dubplate)
Pangaea 'Because Of You' (Dubplate) *forthcoming hessle*
Monkey 'Cygna' (Peskey plate)
Pangaea 'Why' (Dubplate) *forthcoming hessle*
Monkey 'Bubblin' (Dubplate)
SP:MC 'Cool Runnings' (Dubplate)
Tes La Rok 'Creation Dub' (Dubplate)
Tes La Rok 'It Feels Right (Dubplate)
Headhunter 'Experience' (Tempa Dubplate)
Tes La Rok 'Soundbwoy Murderation' (Dubplate)
Khid 'Snipah' (Dubplate)
Desto 'Dark Matter' (Dubplate) *Forthcoming Noppa*

Shouts to This Way Up.

[video] Anti-Pop Consortium LIVE In Paris

Shouts to Grandcrew.

Jimmy Fallon x Neil Young x Larry Platt

Set your DVR: Larry Platt will be on The View this Monday.

previous American Idol SE9 Reject: Gen. Larry Platt

Lil' Jon ft. LMFAO "Outta Your Mind"

Lil' Jon ft. LMFAO "Outta Your Mind": I'm not a big club-goer, and even when I'm in the club, I'm past the age where I'm really gettin' crunk. Even if I'm tipsy, you won't see khal in the club in 2010 going ham. If I did subscribe to that ethos, though, tracks like this would be my soundtrack. It's got a dope low-end, and the hybrid noodling is enough to really make a nigga do some wild shit, be it E or simple assault. I only know LMFAO from that "shots shots shot-shot" song, and I'm not really sure what their contribution to this is aside from some random whiteboy rapping (did I really need to hear beer pong in this?), but to each his own. Po' it up and get outta your mind!

In the blast I got for this track (sup Future Star?), they included this .zip, featuring different cities getting called out in it, including NY, Miami, Las Vegas, and shouts for the Dirty South, Mid West and West Coast. DJs, you know what to do.

Friday, January 15, 2010

[video] Dirty Money ft. Rick Ross "Angels (Remix)"

[video] Adam Lambert "Whataya Want From Me"

[video] Gil Scott-Heron "Me And The Devil"

DJ Marky - A Tribute To Teddy Pendergrass

Jay Smooth: On Haiti

It's A Bloggy Blog World #6: RTD

It's not often that I've been interviewed about what I do here at RTD; honestly, I got interviewed for a magazine in Australia or New Zealand, but I never truly knew if it got posted b/c it's not available online, nor could I get a copy of the issue. But it happened. I know people support the things that go on over here. and to get asked by Kasey The Great to answer some questions regarding rock the dub is an honor. They've featured Vlad TV, All That's Fab, 2dopeboyz and a number of other spots that I consider my peers, so to be #6 in DigiWaxx's "It's A Bloggy Blog World" series is a great look. Check out the feature, find out a little more about me and again, thank you to anyone, be it an artist or reader or fellow blogger who's shouted me a word of praise, linked something on this blog or helped me with any projects I've worked on. It's always appreciated.

READ It's A Bloggy Blog World:

Friday, January 15th 2010 playlist

How do you follow up one trying week? With another trying week!


RTD_PLAYLIST_(01082010-01142010).zip (~725MB)



Here's some remedial ignorance for you Friday puff monsters:

Juicy J & Project Pat "Cali High"

Enjoy your weekend. Thx for all of your support.

BP & ODDS The Gradient

Less that two months after the release of their album The Medium, BP & ODDS hit you with a free six-track EP, The Gradient, which is all inspired by Buttonpusha’s witnessing Aurora Borealis while living in Alaska. You might wanna light something and experience this one. Check out the trailer for The Gradient:


[video] Trae Tha Truth ft. Maino "Sex Drugs Money & Murda"

T.R.O.Y.: Uptown Comedy Club

Y'all remember this, right?

Radio Ramone Therapy Sessions

Introduced you to Radio Ramone earlier this week, and his Refined Hype x Brick To Ya Face x MiUnEx-presented mixtape, Therapy Sessions, is available right now! Do yourself a favor and introduce yourselves to an artist you wouldn't normally check out. For me. Or because he's ill. Either or.

DOWNLOAD Radio Ramone Therapy Sessions

Thursday, January 14, 2010

[video] Wordsmith "Hook-Up Hotline"

ROE "Mayor"

ROE "Mayor": Here's a leak from ROE's Just Listen Vol. 2, which will be dropping on RTD in the near future. I've been sitting on a few of these cuts for a minute - life's been putting shit on the wayside for no good reason. In any case, this mixtape is going to be the truth - if you're sleepin' on ROE's lyrical skill, you're losing. Squirrelhead ass niggas.

Bonus Beats ROE "Watch Me"

[video] DJ Kayslay "Thug Love"

Featuring Maino, Papoose, Red Cafe & Ray J:

[video] Seanie Mic "The Late Night Scuffle"

I actually was up to watch Conan go in on Jay Leno and NBC last night; Seanie Mic, parody rapper extraordinaire, and flipped "The Super Bowl Shuffle" and created this:

DJ Cable Vs. Mark Pritchard & Dem Franchize Boys "Wind It Up & Lean Wit It"

DJ Cable Vs. Mark Pritchard & Dem Franchize Boys "Wind It Up & Lean Wit It": This blend has been sitting on my harddrive for a bit, and has been featured in Fuck Thugstep, vol. 1 as well as Cable's mix for the Hot 110 podcast. Sick blend here, guaranteed dancefloor smothering when this one touches down. I know Cable has a lot going on this year, and blends like these are just a small taste. Keep it locked!

American Idol SE9 Reject: Gen. Larry Platt

I call him a reject, but dude's a winner. 62 years young, looks like he still keeps in shape, and while its repetitive and hilarious, "Pants On The Ground" is a message that's been echoed for the last few years:

I smell a meme coming on.

EDIT I told you! PopEater has posted a bunch of the early remixes.

[video] Lil' Jon ft. Pitbull & Machel Montana "Floor On Fire"

[video] Barrington Levy ft. Kardinal Offishall "No War"

Cy Yung "CY to the RANO"

Cy Yung "CY to the RANO": Cy Yung has some new projects that he's working on under the title of The Gauntlet; his aim is to drop one per month this year, where he's redoing tracks from popular mixtapes and such. The first Gauntlet is entitled Cyrano presents This Time I've Gone Too Far - yes, Cyrano is going at Drake's So Far Gone. He sent me a few tracks, this one is over the "Ignorant Shit" instrumental, and he goes for broke, no hooks. When I get the OK on unleashing more, I got you.

previous Cyrano Presents The Formula 4 '09 Mixtape

Objektiv One "Hustlin' (The Spoon Hustler Mash Up)"

Objektiv One "Hustlin' (The Spoon Hustler Mash Up)": Here's a fresh blend that Objektiv One cooked up, bonding Rick Ross' "Hustlin'" with Spoon's "The Way We Get By". Sounds like something I'd rock to on DJ Hero, nahmean? Really playful, and the piano in this is good wake-up music. Word is an EP of mash-ups is dropping from OB-1, so please believe we'll drop more info on this when it becomes available.

RIP Teddy Pendergrass

One of the legends in R&B, and one of Philly's finest, word of Teddy Pendergrass' passing hit the 'Net last night, with confirmation dropping today. Dude's pedigree is certified, with classics like "Love TKO" and "Turn Off The Lights" being staples to many baby-making sessions, and while his career was cut short with that awful car accident in 1982, his legacy lives on through artists like Jaheim and the blasphemous nicknames from T-Pain.

"Love TKO (Live)"

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes ft. Teddy Pendergrass "I Miss You (Live)"

"Come Go With Me (Live)"

"Close The Door (Live)"

"When Somebody Loves You Back (Live)"

Rest in power, Teddy P.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

DJ Deluxe's Best of 2009 Video Mix

Shouts to Kasey Digiwaxx.

Lupe Fiasco "Paris, Tokyo (DJ Clart DnB Bootleg)"

Lupe Fiasco "Paris, Tokyo (DJ Clart DnB Bootleg)" [mirror]: Why no, I'm definitely not a fan of Lupe's, but I loved the beat on the original "Paris, Tokyo", and this Drum & Bass bootleg is new to me. Apparently Fabio picked up on this one, which makes perfect sense - its RIGHT up his alley, nahmean? Looks like Clart was lookin' for some kind of bootleg release that never materialized, so he let this one go. Enjoy.

Epiphany "Pretty Memories"

Epiphany "Pretty Memories": Over one of my favorite Mary J. Blige tracks, Piph talks the positives and negatives of success. This will not be found on RESPECT Pt. 2 (Womens), but it should keep your belly full until that one drops on Jan. 27th.

Bonus Beats Epiphany "This Me"

[video] Donwill x TiRon x Sene x Homeboy Sandman x Spree Wilson

Via Meka, by way of WSTS.

Tanya Morgan "Make Believer"

Tanya Morgan "Make Believer" (prod. by SMKA): Atlanta's own SMKA has been making a lot of noise in 2009 (lemme rephrase - I personally heard a lot of dude's music in '09), and on 1/18/2010, he's dropping The 808 Experiment Vol. 2, which features a shitload of ATL talent. TM was personally selected to rock on this project by SMKA, and the results are ill. You check it out for yourself, yadig?

And as a bonus bonus, here's the tracklisting info for Donwill's Don Cusack In High Fidelity, which drops on March 23rd:

Shouts to Move Forward for all of the info.

previous Tanya Morgan 2010 Solo LP News

EMS Productions @ The Sand Bar (1/14/2010)

Mass. Hip-Hoppers, get in on this FREE show featuring the EMS crew.

American Idol SE9 Reject: Lisa Olivero

I was wondering if someone was going to post this:

Horrible singing butterface. I was wondering if her walk at the end was on purpose or just how she struts around. She's one of the chicks that personify that "I hate to see you go, but I love to watch you leave" line from "Bed Rock".

Jean Grae "Rock In The Pocket" [radio rip]

Jean Grae ft. Styles P & Talib Kweli "Rock In The Pocket (radio rip)": When I saw the title of this one, I KNEW they'd throw that sample in there. Jean, P and Kweli go in on this slice of throwback heaven. I love hearing great spitters beast classic sounds. This radip rip is taken from Tony Touch's Toca Tuesdays, bitch. Cake Or Death sounds like a problem.

Shouts to Alex C.

Wyclef Talks Haiti Earthquake On CNN

related Wyclef Leads Haiti Earthquake Relief

EDIT Do you want to donate? Here are a few easy ways to do it:

Text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 (via Red Cross); text YELE to 501501 to donate $5 (via Yele). Here is a list of organizations who are providing relief (via Miss Info).

Trey Songz ft. Tek "Invented Sex (Benja Styles Remix)"

Trey Songz ft. Tek "Invented Sex (Benja Styles Remix)": The homey Benja Styles threw this my way, and I mess with the Al Green flip he used for the beat. Nice mixshow flip, especially with the verse from Tek! Word is this is featured on Big Mike's A Hustler's Dream mixtape, which is said to feature MORE remixes from Benja in this vein. Be on the lookout!

Hot 110 Podcast Vol. 2: DJ Cable

I had been waiting for this edition of the Hot One Ten podcast to be made available for download (although streaming is great, too). If you've frequented RTD for the last couple of years, you know DJ Cable is a force to be reckoned with. His mixing style is definitely a great example of "rockin' the dub", and he's a true tastemaker of future sound. This mix throws everything at you in 45 minutes, and it jams. Shouts to Hot110 for the shout out, too!



01. Intro
02. Taz Buckfaster - Half Man Half Trout
03. P Money Feat. Little Dee & Blacks - I'm OGz
04. Joker - Ouput 1-2
05. Giggs Feat. Mike Skinner - Slow Songs (Marco Del Horno Remix)
06. Redlight - Be With You
07. Silencer - Dirtbag
08. Ludacris - How Low (Can You Go)
09. DJ Cable Vs. Mark Pritchard & Dem Franchise Boyz - Wind It Up & Lean Wit It
10. Gucci Mane Feat. Plies - Wasted
11. Young Money - Streets Is Watchin'
12. Reso - Hyperglide
13. Rustie - Keesha Resmak
14. Jantsen - Bangin Like Me Mashuur
15. Datsik - Southpaw
16. Foreign Baggars - Contact (Noisia Remix) + "Bonus Scratches"
17. Xample Feat. Jakes - No Respect
18. Total Science - Nosher (Marky & S.P.Y. Remix)
19. Tinie Tempah - Pass Out

Stealth "The Jack Move (9th Wonder)"

Stealth "The Jack Move (9th Wonder)": The first edition flipped ALC beats, and now The Jack Move visits some sounds by one of the illest of the modern Hip-Hop era. Dude goes for broke - I don't know if he even took a breath LOL. Next up: DJ Premier!

Snoop Dogg ft. Jay-Z "I Wanna Rock (The Kings G-Mix)"

Snoop Dogg ft. Jay-Z "I Wanna Rock (The Kings G-Mix)" [clean \ dirty]: I love how Hov flipped the Rob Base shit on his verse; I REALLY love how Snoop flipped that Rakim "Microphone Fiend" shit on his verse! I miss Hip-Hop like this - these two sound like they had a LOT of fun making this G-Mix for the Malice In Wonderland re-release. Plus, they educate some of the youngins who might not be up on those flows. Props all around. I do wonder if Snoop has another version, as he mentioned on Juan Epstein that he wanted Lil' Kim for the remix...

Shouts to TSS.

[video] Big Les Problem Child DVD Clip

Problem Child: Leslie Jones is in stores Feb. 2nd, 2010.

Thad Reid "Time Management"

Thad Reid "Time Management": Thad flips one of my favorite instrumentals from BP3, and lets some ish off his chest... but leaves the names of the guilty out of it. I wonder if I could do a blog post like that? Probably not... ANYWAYS, I'm not sure if Thad has any new shit coming, project wise, but blast this and hope he does.

Chaundon & Little Vic "Story To Tell"

Chaundon & Little Vic "Story To Tell" (prod. by Sickness) [clean \ dirty]: Here's a leak from The BYOB EP from DJ Concept and DJ Mickey Knox, which is dropping very soon. The entire project is produced by Sickness, and will also be featuring cats like L.E.G.A.C.Y., Kaleber, Typ Ill and Illa Ghee. DJs, get on this one!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Botchamania 113

Star Weighs In On Dipset Split

2010 Super Bowl Ad Trailer

Featuring Danica Patrick:

See what spent like $2.6M for this year's Super Bowl.

Intuition ft. Travis Brown "Future Ex-Wife"

Intuition ft. Travis Brown "Future Ex-Wife": And the leaks just keep on flowin'; with two weeks to go before the release of Girls Like Me, Intuition sent out his mother's favorite track (and that's no diss, that's actual fact). Another winner IMO - his material is sounding better and better as time goes on!

previous Intuition ft. Raquel Rodriguez "Hold Your Breath"

O. Smith "Payroll"

O. Smith "Payroll": You ever looked to your bank account to see your check isn't there when it should be? O. Smith of DeepSpace) did - wrote a song about it. Like to hear it, here it go!

The Escape Tape will be dropping right here on RTD on 1-25-2010.

previous O. Smith "High Resolution"

EDIT If you're in the DMV, the Escape Tape release party is on 1/30/2010 at the G2 Lounge. Hit this Facebook page for more details, or check out the flyer below:

Rapper Big Pooh & Black Milk The Purple Tape

Big Pooh on the mic, rapping over Black Milk beats culled from Prince-samples? This DJ Jaycee mixed-tape is just what I need. No Raekwons were harmed in the making of this tape.

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01 When I’m Done
02 Blueprint
03 Impatient f. Ms. Cris
04 Put It In The Air f. Joe Scudda
05 Holding Back f. Erica Thompson
06 Girlfriend
07 Camera Tricks f. Chaundon
08 Law & Order f. Jozeemo
09 Bounce
10 Say Something f. DJ Flash
11 Shoutemout

Shouts to TRU and 2DBz for the heads up/info.

Jett I. Masstyr Megatron Remasstyrd

We were introduced to Jett I. Masstyr last month, and it looks like homey has a new beat tape inspired by (and featuring) background music from the animated series Transformers, which I know any kid my age was engrossed in. This is brought to you by, which makes tons of sense. Grab this tape and relive your past...



1. Introduction
2. Mega on the Move
3. Energon Cube
4. Secret Weapon
5. Valiant Effort
6. Interlude
7. Prime Time
8. Rock Disco
9. Fusion Cannon Blastin'
10. Omega Supreme
11. **Farewell Cybertron

[video] Sade "Soldier Of Love"

Monday, January 11, 2010

Hellz Yea! The New King Of New York Mixtape

My homey Hellz Yea! is claiming the crown from the rest of you NY MCs. Who wan test?

DOWNLOAD Hellz Yea! The New King Of New York Mixtape

[video] Nato Caliph "Rules"

Shouts to Nato for hitting me with this video, which was created by REEL MEDiA.

[RTD Interview]: Deal - The Villain

For almost four years, I've been championing the unsigned hype, trying to bring light to the artists who, new or not, haven't been getting the play they should. In my dealings with artists, bloggers, press agents and such, an opportunity to start up a digital label came about. I jumped at the idea, and after a year of this seed being planted, RTD Records is set to put out its first release, EPic, from NJ's own Deal - The Villain. You should know The Villain from "The Deal Dub", or as being one of the Elite Assembly. I knew him first as a talented producer, and got to understand how ill he is on the mic, and having him allow me to put out his debut EP on my digital label - I am forever grateful. If you're still wondering "who the hell is DTV", take a walk with us as we introduce a slept-on talent to you...

khal: State your name and affiliations for the good people, please.

Deal - The Villain: Deal – The Villain aka DTV DTF (for all the ladies out there). Member of Elite Assembly. Jersey representer, world dominator & the kid who’s bonin’ ya girl, wife, sister(s), cousin(s), aunties, & moms. Just kidding. Doin’ ya aunties would make ya mom mad. (Same reason I’m not in ya grams… that & respect). Ah-Ha !

khal: We know you rap, and we know you produce, but which came first?

DTV: I actually started as a DJ. I did mixtapes for my peoples & promoted ’em in high school. I bought a sampler to loop beats for freestyle features & decided to make a beat one day after being inspired by one of the producer emcees I worked with. Shouts to Moretti.

khal: Which exercise do you get more out of, producing or rapping? Why?

DTV: IDK, prali rap. The best workout's pushin’ up on somebody else’s chick. Rockin’ the stage is pretty easy once I’m amped. Then after that I let somebody’s girl rock the mic. EARLY! Are those whys?

khal: When did you realize that your talents were more than just a hobby, that you could get more out of what you were doing?

DTV: Back in '98, when people started coming to me for beats… and asked me to be their in-house producer.

khal: Next month, our very own RTD Records will be dropping your debut release, EPic. How did this release come about? Did you go into the project knowing it was going to be what it was, with tracks set aside?

DTV: It’s crazy cuz the whole deal & project w/ RTD came through twitter. I politiced w/ khal cuz I liked how the homie got down w/ the music & culture. And one day he tweeted who was interested in putting out projects. I hit’em back like “what’s good?” he was like “YOU wanna do a project rapping?” and BOOM it was magic.

As for putting the project together, I just sat down went through all the beats I had, picked the ones that made me feel something, sequenced them, then came up w/ concepts. The beats were actually jawns BrokN.Englsh, Rew Mec and Premium, as well as a few of the artists I work with passed on… but I know Myk Dyaleks would disagree. He & I are kinda like Talib & Hi-Tek, Guru & Primo, the way we get down. He tries to snatch all my beats LOL.
khal: Throughout the release, the interludes touch on a situation (or, a number of situations) with an odd cop. Where did you draw the inspiration for these shorts?

DTV: THAT SHIT HAPPENED B! I went through mad shit making this EP. I got hemmed twice. By the same cop! Car towed. My computer crashed twice. I had to get a new PC the 2nd time. And when I was finishing the project, my Grams passed. But yeah, it’s art imitating life. I don’t play those skits too tough when I’m driving. I feel like it gives off bad juju. I skip’em or play some John Mayer. Dude saves lives!!

khal: Do you have a favorite track on EPic? If so, which one and why?

DTV: It’s difficult because it like the project on a whole. But, if I had to choose one, I’d probably pick “I Do What I Want”. The whole project is a peek inside my persona with that track summing up why I move the way I move.

khal: What are some of your aspirations with your career, as a solo artist or as a producer behind the scenes?

DTV: As a solo artist, I just don’t want the fans or my peers to feel like I’m taking away from the culture. That & for them to know I’m nice. I GOT bars. I dare somebody to try me.

As a producer I just want my credit. Work with dope artists, & get cut a friggin’ CHECK! Damn. Come UP OFF THE MONEY!!! I ain’t been doin’ shit like “Body Bags”, “Caveman Boogie”, “Neva Ran” and then like to just get a “nice beat, my dude”. Nah, I’m spazzin, that shit is dumb cool. And I’d do a million of those tracks free for those artists, but when they get a budget opened up, I hope they don’t forget about ya boy & all the other producers who helped 'em on the humble on the way up. But fat chicks gotta pay!

khal: Can you tell the people what projects you having dropping after EPic?

DTV: Wow, I have a few things in the works. I’m STILL writing for this project called Kingvillain w/ King I Divine off the Crown Jewels Pt. 2 beat tape he put out. Tryin’ a finish that ASAP to beat everybody to the punch. I’m also working on a tentative EP w/ Akai Pro producer DJ Ment Plus. Whut up Ment! And not least what so ever, a project called “A Day In The Heist” to be release on RTD. Produced exclusively by The Jake. The homie is CRAZY!

khal: Now you’re part of the mighty Elite Assembly collective; how did that project come back?

DTV: 1st, we are not a collective my dude. We are a group! We all do our do & support each other’s endeavors but when we get down as EA, nobody is bigger than the Assembly. Egos, accolades, & notoriety go out the door. All for one. The music is the MOST important thing. We met each other on the music scene & chopped it up here & there. Had a love fest like “Yo, ya’ll killin’ it” “Nah, YA’LL killin’ it” LOL. Then we started hangin’, makin’ tracks and makin’ history. It just clicked. The homie Dan Tsingot had to make the final call on who was in & giving the group the name though. If we step outta bounds he’ll send Andre Dennis. And ain’t nobody tryin’ tah see him. He like Anthony Mason, except he NEVER played ball. Just hugged the block all day. My bad. We gotta move on. Take out the whole Dan Tsingot, Andre Dennis thing. Matter fact I ain’t even say that shit. You misquotin’ me.

khal: What is it about EA that separates your crew from the other units in the scene?

DTV: We’re family 1st. We laugh, cry, fight, & support each other. The music brought us together, but we developed bonds beyond that. Sometimes it’s kinda hard to do music cuz we vibe out, politic, bug & drop jewels without hittin’ the booth. But we’re goal driven so we end up burning it down anyway.

khal: You guys are working on an album project, right? What’s the science on that – what can the people expect it?

DTV: The New Year has been good to us so far. We’ve been coming up with some tough material. My best guess would be Spring/Summer. We plan on hittin’ everybody in the head before then though. We got freestyles from each member set to hit the 'Net in succession so you can see the prowess of each member individually as well as getting to know who’s who each week over 3 months.

khal: With work and music going on on the regular, how does The Villain unwind?

DTV: Man, I just gotta disconnect. Which is tough as hell for me. My mind keeps going & I get real frustrated without forward progression till I get to the point I say “FUCK IT”. That's when you catch me on twitter, Xbox, PS3, Facebook and just stealing any musical sources from the 'Net I can download… oh & pr0n. Yeah. Good pr0n. Shouts to all the well endowed & manufactured ladies getting’ it in & twerkin’ for the cam. ;-)

khal: Do you have any final thoughts or shouts for the people before we wrap this one up?

DTV: Shouts to Sincere, Anthwax & The Jake on the production for helping me make this project happen. The entire EA for pushing to do it through inspiration & actually saying “Do It….Do It”. khal for recognizing, taking a chance on ya boy & holdin' me down. Jazzo The Cre8tive, KD Management, After Image Records (the 1st to see the potential) & EMA Photography. My true fam, the Jersey music scene, supporters, fans, haters, & detractors. Divine Creation. Everyone who inspires me to push the button. Responsible Sex. Well Earned Money. Say No To Drugs Kids. And to one & all the very good HUSS!

Deal - The Villain's EPic drops on RTD Records Feb. 2nd, 2010 in all quality digital music retailers. For more information, hit up DTV via twitter, download FREE material via Bandcamp and on MySpace. And enjoy these two cuts from the project:

Guilty Simpson "Before The Verdict"

Guilty Simpson "Before The Verdict" (prod. by Madlib): Aside from my usual gang of associates, some of the only shit I can let ride in the player is anything Guilty or 'Lib do, especially if they form like Voltron and get their OJ Simpson on. This cut is not from OJ Simpson or anywhere else... it's just dope. And all my producer heads, there's a remix competition going on!

Shouts to Shake for this one.

DJ Soul x Rap Radar No Idea's Original

Here's a mixtape from Rap Radar and DJ Soul that's right up my alley, and should be something you dusty fingered-diggers should be into:

I can’t believe this is finally done. Ha. Here’s the homie DJ Soul’s 70 minute-plus mastermix of the biggest samples of the past year and change. There’s something for everyone here for you, your BBM buddies and your fella or ladyfriend. It’s pretty fuckin’ funky if I do say so myself. Shit, I am the co-executive producer, I can stunt if I want to!

DOWNLOAD DJ Soul x Rap Radar No Idea's Original

Radio Ramone ft. Marion Write "Can't Look Back"

Radio Ramone ft. Marion Write "Can't Look Back": Here's an interesting cut from Ramone's forthcoming mixtape, Therapy Sessions, which drops on January 15th via MiUnEx, Refined Hype and Bricktoyaface. This is the first time I've heard dude's music, and I'm impressed - dude sounds like he's hungry. Shouts to Bence for the heads up.

Bonus Beats Radio Ramone "Testify"

Scanz "Peace"

Scanz "Peace": Here's a quick freestyle over one of DJ Khalil's Chinatown Wars beats. Been a minute since I've heard new material from the god, but with him finishing up at Drexel, I can dig that. Word from Sherm is that Scanz has a new mixtape dropping in June, so keep it locked!

MiLKMEN "Tha Realness"

MiLKMEN "Tha Realness" (prod. by Mistah Sandman): I got put onto the MiLKMEN by Dutch NewYork and their "Red Rum" track; they hit me up with three cuts from their recently-released mixtape, Breakfast Music, which can be found via their MySpace or their blog. "Tha Realness" is probably the most accessible track, but I would say check the bonus beats as well - they definitely hear the music underneath the bridge, and especially on "Crush", are trying to bridge that gap. Jump in.

Bonus Beats "Wake Up" \ "Crush"

Junclassic "Testify"

Junclassic "Testify" (prod. by Belief): Jun sent over this cut he recorded 10 years ago at Electric Lady Studios. Crazy how a decade has treated both Jun and Belief - both are on their grind right now, working many angles. Peep the 2" reel to reel knock on this one, and keep it locked for both of these cats in 2010 and beyond.

Wordsmith - Vintage Files Episode 2

Here's a lil' behind the scenes footage from the video shoot for Wordsmith's "Hook-Up Hotline", which is the US single from Vintage Experience:

The video is directed by Seannie Cameras, and features
Durkl Clothing throughout. This one's heating up a number of radio stations, so be on the lookout!

previous Wordsmith - Vintage Files Episode 1

[video] Omarion "Speedin'"

Sunday, January 10, 2010

ESPN On Pacquiao/Mayweather

This shit pisses me off, because I'd put money down on this one, early.

Rusty Redenbacher - Beastie Boys MegaMix

Via Donwill.

DJ Hipnotikk Dirty South Thugstep Vol. 1

It's been a few months since I threw the spotlight on DJ Hipnotikk, and he just passed over this fresh mix of his, which features his own productions alongside some choice blends from cats like DJ Nappy. You know the score...



Smitty Vs. Burial – Lil Haiti [Nappy Dubstep Mix]
Kollosus – Breakin Bread [Phaseone Remix]
DJ Hipnotikk – Still Tippin Behind Closed Doors (Mike Jones Vs. Kromestar)
DJ Hipnotikk – What It Do (Lil Flip Vs. Kromestar)
DJ Hipnotikk – Keep It Trill
DJ Hipnotikk – Stuntin Like Kromestar (Lil Wayne & Birdman Vs. Kromestar)
6blocc – Rawer (Feat. Big Daddy Kane)
DJ Hipnotikk – Runnin & Shootin (Lil Wayne & Birdman Vs. Sukh Knight)
DJ Hipnotikk – Lions Like Yeah (Bg Vs. Malente & Dex)
DJ Hipnotikk – What You Act Like You Know (T.I. Vs. Nero)
DJ Hipnotikk – ‘Ard Dubs (Master P Vs. Caspa & The Others)
Rich Kids – Patna Dem (Mad Decent Patna’s Rmx by DJA)
DJ Hipnotikk – 28 Hours About Dre (Dr. Dre & Eminem Vs. 12th Planet)
DJ Hipnotikk – Trigger Finger Kings (Slim Thug Vs. Benny Page & Zero G)
DJ Hipnotikk – Bombs Over The Basement (Outkast Vs. Reso)
Wu-Tang – Let’s Get It [Evol Intent Remix]
Lil Jon Vs. Coki – Act A Fool (Feat. Three 6 Mafia) [Nappy Dubstep Mix]
Big Kuntry King Vs. Reform – Throwback (Feat. T.I.) [Nappy Dubstep Mix]
Big Cas Vs. Hijack – Check My Feet [Nappy Dubstep Mix]
Dorrough Music Vs. Sukh Knight – Diesel Paint Job [LOL Boys Blend]

Boo Rossini ft. Lil' Wayne "Whip It Like A Slave"

Boo Rossini ft. Lil' Wayne "Whip It Like A Slave": I like ignorant music, trust. If the beat is knockin', I've been known to let a lot of lyrical malarky slide, because I'm diggin' the hook or whatever. The thing is, when a nigga says "I whip it like Joe Jackson used to whip Mike", and the chorus says a nigga is gonna whip his product like a slave? Is this the image we're trying to convey after electing a BLCKPRSDNT? Maybe when Obama told kids they probably aren't the next Weezy, he was hoping they'd stop trying to emulate his syrup-fueled nonsense. Then again, the nigga's name is "Boo Rossini", so what should one really expect from this?

Shouts to Swift for this one, I guess.

Alicia Keys On SNL

"Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down"

"Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart"

Shouts to yardie.