Saturday, February 06, 2010

Makin' Me Itch

In this odd mood right now - not sure if its the snow or the stress, but I can't listen to anything but old tapes from the Invisibl Skratch Piklz; their "practice sessions", i.e. them just throwing a beat on and dumbing out, were so sick to me when I was a high school punk. Oddly enough, I got more in tune to the Internets while scouring for info on Q-Bert and the crew, and followed turntablism for a while. Anyways, I found some old tapes online and figured I'd share my spoils...

Remember, these are all from the late '90s (I wanna say 1997-1998), and aren't for heads who can't really fuck with 60+ minutes of fresh beats and only scratch patterns. Underarms R Fun has the same beat for 62 minutes. And it's fucking sick. Buck Tooth and Stylus Wars are more varied - each segment is like 5-7 minutes, with some classic beats and other in-house productions, and some quirky interludes. This is a lil' trek into what I was about while mainstream Hip-Hop got rich during the Clinton era. And boy was I into this shit heavy. I actually copped the Stylus Wars tape from Princeton Record Exchange, and in a fucked up butterfingers incident, dropped the tape as it was being tossed to me, and a heavy door at my high school crushed it. I was dumb upset. One of my favorite tapes.

Anyways, enjoy.

Bonus Beats Invisibl Skratch Piklz Vs. Da Klams Uv Deth

Snowed In EDIT Figured I'd share some more I'm finding...

Friday, February 05, 2010

Nico The Beast Freestyle Week 3

previous Nico The Beast "Flow Heavy Freestyle"

Nas & Damian Marley "Strong Will Continue" LIVE

Taken from the SOS Haiti Telethon:

Via Rap Radar.

previous Damian Marley & Nas "Strong Will Continue"

Rosenberg & Combat Jack Call A Truce

It's good to see that some Hip-Hop beef can end peacefully:

Download the convo between Rosenberg and Combat Jack here.

[video] Sheek Louch On Big Pun

I've brought you video featuring Chuck D, Steve Rifkind and Sunkiss all speaking on Big Pun, taken from Big Pun: The Lost Files, which will be available for stream and free download on February 7th via Vlad Yudin spoke with a lot of heads (Shake posted a video with Raekwon yesterday), and the homey Jonathan Hay sent over this clip of Sheek Louch exspeaking on Pun:

[video] Jaheim ft. Jadakiss "Ain't Leavin' Without You (Remix)"

Spotted over on 2DBz.


Squeak Boogie married lyrics of Nas and beats of Dilla. And it's amazing. "It Ain't Hard To Tell" over the "Starz" instrumental? "Thief's Theme" over "The Red"?!?!? OMG! Has this been done before? If not, why not?

DOWNLOAD DILLmatic [via Rappers I Know]

[video] D.Julien On Good*Fella Radio



previous YC The Cynic ft. Final Outlaw & D.Julien "The Bad Seed"

Usher ft. Jadakiss "Daddy's Home (Ted Smooth Remix)"

Usher ft. Jadakiss "Daddy's Home (Ted Smooth Remix)": Nice classic blend from the remix king, Ted Smooth. With the way "Daddy's Home" is getting burn right now, this might be the perfect time (i.e. Super Bowl weekend) to drop this one. 'Kiss drops a dope verse at the beginning. Dunzo.

QuESt "Dub Freestyle"

QuESt "Dub Freestyle" (prod. by Numonics): Got this in my inbox, thought it was an exclusive. Silly me lol; just QuESt going for his over a reggae-influenced beat. Q's How Thoughtful and Numonics' Being Cool Doesn't Pay The Bills both drop this month, and are both mixed by DJ RTC.

previous QuESt "Swear I'm Putting On"

Friday, February 5th 2010 playlist

The calm before the storm...


RTD_PLAYLIST_(01292010-02042010).zip (~623MB)



And now, a Jersey flashback...

Redman ft. K-Solo "It's Like That (My Big Brother)"

And for those of you who don't know, Deal - The Villain's EPic dropped this week on iTunes, Amazon and other outlets. Go grab it! Enjoy your weekend!

YC The Cynic ft. Final Outlaw & D.Julien "The Bad Seed"

YC The Cynic ft. Final Outlaw & D.Julien "The Bad Seed": Yeah here's a new leak from You're Welcome, YC's Chaundon-presented mixtape that drops next week. Dude's only 19 but his rhymes is old... definitely sounds like he's been here before.

Shouts to Move Forward for this one.

previous [video] YC The Cynic "The Return Of Slick" LIVE

The Infecticons "Kick Anthem"

The Infecticons "Kick Anthem": Here's a new cut from the third album in the Infesticons trilogy, Bedford Park, due out on Big Dada; Mike Ladd is a mad scientist, and his Infesticons opus has been something I've loved trying to get my mind wrapped around. Crazy story in this track, but like with most of Ladd's work, one should pay attention to it to get the full meaning.

The "Kick Anthem" single is out in April.

Dub Nation Video Blog Vol 2.0: Emalkay

[video] Shawty Lo "A Town"

Featuring Ludacris, The-Dream & Gucci Mane:

Rihanna's Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam 2010 Performance

[video] Nicki Minaj & Robin Thicke On Letterman

They perform "Shakin' It For Daddy", or something:

[video] Kardinal Offishall "We Gon Go"

[video] El Chavo "Solitude" LIVE

Thursday, February 04, 2010

EMS x RTD: ThrowBack Thursday 018

M-Dot ft. Strick 9 & Kore "The Enemy": We've all been having PC problems, and it looks like Rev conquered his to bring the next ThrowBack Thursday. This week, a trio of EMS beasts go in over some classic Big L. Watch out for Strick 9's Pick Ya Poison II mixtape, which will be dropping in March.

Stealth "The Jack Move (DJ Premier)"

Stealth "The Jack Move (DJ Premier)": Stealth is back with Round 3 of his Jack Move series, taking a number of Primo instrumentals to task. Dude's killin' it right now. Next up: Kanye West!

previous Stealth "The Jack Move (9th Wonder)"

Massive Attack "Paradise Circus (Breakage's Tight Rope Remix)"

Massive Attack "Paradise Circus (Breakage's Tight Rope Remix)": Earlier today, the tracklist for Breakage's Foundation LP surfaced, and after seeing that and hearing this sick remix, I'm psyched. I've been psyched for Massive Attack's album, even rediscovered No Protection for no good reason. Some great headphone music is on the way, and in the mood I'm in, this is the kind of shit I need in my life. Love how he throws in some CLASSIC sounds after the 2nd breakdown.


Caspa "Marmite (Original Sin Remix)"

Caspa "Marmite (Original Sin Remix)": Crazy; as sought after as Caspa is within the dubstep scene today, Original Sin is working his way right there within Drum & Bass. They both put out exciting albums in 2009, and have been building steam with each release, so it makes sense for their worlds to collide at some point. Original Sin wastes no time bringing in some dancefloor-honed DnB to "Marmite", giving way for a truly mental tune in the mix. Forthcoming on Fabric on March 1st.

previous Caspa - USA Promo Mix

Deal - The Villain EPic: Out Now!

You've read the press release; you've seen the "This Ain't (Love)" video; you even read our interview with Deal - The Villain. Now it's time for you to purchase the EPic, which is officially out TODAY (Feb. 2nd, 2010) in all quality digital download outlets, including:

We'll be adding links to this as they become available. It's been a long time coming, and I thank each and every one of you who helped make this happen Shouts to Deal and the entire Elite Assembly - let's keep the momentum going!

And if this is the first time you've heard of DTV, do some research then come back and purchase!

previous Deal - The Villain EPic Selections

FuseBox Radio (Week Of 2/3/2010)

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah for the week of February 3, 2010 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

Our extended commentary this week focused on the importance still of having an officially recognized Black History Month in the U.S. & U.K., extra updates about the rebuilding efforts & tampering from outside forces after the earthquake aftermath in Haiti (especially with the recent cases of illegal child trafficking), the documentary "Copyright Criminals", Net Neutrality and why it's important for everyone, this year's Grammy Awards, the passing of historian Howard Zinn, soul singer Etta James' current illness and some other subjects here and there.

There are new episodes of the Black Agenda Report and Direct EFX segments on this week's broadcast.

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

FuseBox Radio Playlist for the Week of Febuary 3, 2010 (in no particular order)

Stetasonic/Talkin' All That Jazz (12" mix)/Tommy Boy
Sade/Bring Me Home/Epic
Erykah Badu feat. Lil' Wayne/Jump Up In The Air and Stay There/White Label (
Corinne Bailey Rae/The Blackest Lily/Capitol
Raheem DeVaughn/I Don't Care/368 Music Group
Craig Mack feat. Q-Tip/Get Down RMX/Bad Boy
Damian Marley & Nas/As We Enter/White Label
Method Man, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon/Our Dreams/Gold Dust Media
Jaheim feat. Jadakiss/Ain't Leaving Without You RMX/Divine Mill
B.o.B/The Biz/White Label (
Musiq Soulchild/No Ordinary Love/
Oran "Juice" Jones/The Rain/Def Jam
Roni Size & Krust/Hop Scotch/BBE
X.O./Black Broadway/Oddisee Music
Maysa/Am I Wrong (For Loving You)/Shanachie
Groove Armada/I Won't Kneel (Mock & Toof RMX)/Om Records
Dre Robinson feat. Mighty Mystic/Fade Away (inst.)/Pollymore Music Group

PLUS Some Extra Special Hidden Tracks in the Jon Judah Master Mix w/ Old School Classics and more Independent Music Finds

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Mic Wilson "The Brink"

Mic Wilson "The Brink" (prod. by Deal - The Villain): Back when "Exhibit Me" dropped, PreZZure said that he'd no longer be using the "PreZZure" name in regards to his music. So, let the Steven Michael Wilson era commence. And over this heatrock produced by DTV (plug EPic is available now! plug), it looks like we still have to regard dude as a problem. Elite Assembly keeps it rockin'; let the games begin!

Meet The Deadpool Corps

IGN has posted a nice preview of Deadpool Corps, a new series that starts in a month (well, the Prelude To Deadpool Corps is a 5-issue run in March, and Deadpool Corps #1 drops in April). Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth #7 introduced you to a lot of these characters, but it looks like Deadpool Corps will go in depth. Might be overkill - but I can't wait.

Shouts to The Deadpool Bugle.

EDIT Looks like this WILL be an ongoing series [via TDB]; I told myself last Halloween that, when I got back into buying comics, I'd only buy Deadpool-related ish. Now I'll have dumb comics based on the, what, four on-goings he'll have now?

[video] Eternia "No Man Alive" LIVE

Live Southpaw, Brooklyn, NYC on January 29th, 2010; love how they stop the beat and recreate it live:

Via Ka5p.

Jaylib vs. J-Rocc

Chanes "Earthquake"

Just a quick heads up; my boy Chanes has a new single, "Earthquake", available for purchase. Proceeds of this track are going towards Haiti Relief. This is being distributed via Island Def Jam Digital, so this is a great look for a great cause. It's available on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody and many more outlets. Support good Hip-Hop and the Haitian Relief.

Shawn Lov ft. Sadat X "Rare Grooves"

Shawn Lov ft. Sadat X "Rare Grooves" (prod. by The Custodian): Here's a slick cut from the homey Custodian, taken from Shawn Lov's Future Left Behind LP, dropping Summer 2010. Sounds like some shit my E&J drinking Uncle could rock to. If you're in the tri-state area, Sadat X will be performing with Brand Nubian at the "Legends Of Hip-Hop" show on Friday.

Diamond Music Group x Flud Watches "Movie Star" Remix Contest

Diamond Music Group and Flud Watches have linked up for this special remix competition for Protoman's "Movie Star"; producers, get in on this one:

We're pleased to announce the "Movie Star" Remix Contest. "Movie Star" is Protoman's debut single from his forthcoming EP, 86'd that drops April 6th. We have a nice prize package lined up for this contest includes a placement on Protoman's EP as well as a digital distribution imprint courtesy of Diamond Music Group as well as a watch courtesy of the good people at Flud Watches. The deadline for this contest is Friday, February 12th. Click on either of the links below to download the files & instructions....GOOD LUCK!!!

Download (zShare) \ (Mediafire)


Attention producers, please email all submissions to no later then Friday, February 12th. Only one submission per producer will be accepted. The files for the remix contest include an MP3 file of the original version of “Movie Star” in addition to a WAV file of the acapella. The acapella is zero pointed and should synchronize properly with any digital audio workstation. Music should be in an mp3 format and should default to any iTunes media player. Sample-free remixes are allowed, but not required. The original version of the track is 110 Beats Per Minute, but may be altered. Files should be labeled accordingly with song title first, followed by the producer’s name and Remix in parenthesis, ie: I Am (Joe Smith Remix).mp3. *Due to the high volume of submissions, it becomes very difficult to cross reference submissions with their corresponding email addresses and therefore it is critical to include your email address in the comment field of the iTunes info panel. In your email, please provide us with your social network URLs (twitter/facebook) along with your discography bio/epk if applicable. Please include a few sentences about yourself and your production background. Good luck!


1) 2.03.10 (Wednesday): Contest begins. Diamond Music Group & Pyramid Builders will premier the contest that will be virally promoted throughout the internet via popular hip-hop related lifestyle websites and blogs. The contest will also be reinforced through an e-blast campaign and will also be featured on

2) 2.12.10 (Friday): Submission Due Date

3) 2.15.10 (Monday): The winning remix will be announced via email to all contestants. It will be required for the winning producer to provide the track session as WAV files compatible with any digital audio workstation.

4) 4.06.10 (Tuesday): The winning remix will be featured on the official digital release of Protoman’s fortchcoming EP, 86’d which drops on April 6th, 2010. The winning remix will also be promoted through all major hip-hop related blogs & lifestyles during the course of the EP’s viral campaign, courtesy of Diamond Music Group & Pyramid Builders.

Prizes: The winning producer will be entitled to a digital distribution imprint through Diamond Music Group as well as a watch of your choice, courtesy of Flüd Watches.

That's a really fresh pair of prizes. Producers, get in on this one!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

DJ Cable - January 2010 Podcast

Here's a new podcast series from my boy DJ Cable; his thoughts: "One of the things I'm doing for 2010 is monthly podcasts, in which I'll showcasing the very best in Hip Hop, Grime & Dubstep...They're made up of tunes that are not only doing it big in the clubs, but are also some of my personal favourites of the month in particular...

So, to kick things off with January's Podcast (I know it's a couple of days late!), we have some new heat from the likes of Pete Rock, Gucci Mane, Statik Selektah, Sub Focus, Bun B, Gucci Mane, Numan, Giggs, and a whole load of other good music; Plus some exclusives from Tomb Crew and Fused Forces, as well as a good ol' blend/mashup towards the end..."



01. Podcast Intro...
02. Jay-Z Feat. Swizz Beatz - On To The Next One
03. Snoop Dogg Feat. Jay-Z - I Wanna Rock (The Kings G-Mix)
04. Snoop Dogg Feat. Kardinal Offishall - I Wanna Rock (Remix)
05. Gucci Mane Feat. Pharrell - Soldier
06. Pete Rock Feat. E-Villz - Rapper's Jail
07. B.O.B. - The Biz
08. Statik Selektah Feat Lil Fame, Saigon & Sean Price - Critically Acclaimed
09. Asaviour & DJ IQ Feat. Sir Smurf Lil' - No Days Off
10. Rhymefest Feat. Phonte - Say Wassup
11. Rakim Feat. Styles P, Jadakiss & Busta Rhymes - Euphoria
12. Giggs Feat. B.O.B. - Don't Go There
13. Clipse - There Was A Murder
14. Bun B - Mr. Hit Dat Lick
15. Gucci Mane Feat. Lil Wayne & Cam'ron - Stupid Wild
16. Bun B - Pants On The Ground
17. Crookers Feat. Kelis - No Security (Tomb Crew VIP)
18. Doctor P - Sweet Shop
19. OGz - Hot Ones (Royal T Remix)
20. Royal T - 1 Up
21. DJ Primecuts Feat. Dynamite MC - Warning
22. Sub Focus - Could This Be Real (Joker Remix)
23. Numan - Warp Acid
24. Numan - Secrets
25. Starkey Feat. Badness - Ok Luv (Inst)
26. Ludacris - How Low (Acapella)
27. Fused Forces Feat. Riko - Ease Off

Cable also has done a mix that will be featured on Mista Jam's Feb. 9th broadcast on BBC 1Xtra. Good job fam!

Raw Deal (December 1992)

laze posted this rip of WPRB's Raw Deal from December 1992, a recording featuring the recently-deceased Apache, as well as Tony D and other staples of the show. Hit up this post for more info and download links.

Dub War Podcast 11: Incyde



01. Dopplereffekt - Calabi Yau Manifold [Rephlex]
02. Al Tourettes - The Next Meal [forthcoming If Symptoms Persist]
03. Asusu - No Kya [dub]
04. XI - Slippin [forthcoming Immerse]
05. Pangaea - Neurons [Hessle Audio]
06. F - Forever [forthcoming 7EVEN]
07. Scuba - Three Sided Shape [forthcoming Hotflush]
08. Ben Verse - Inhale [forthcoming Wheel&Deal]
09. F - Spacewalker [forthcoming 7EVEN]
10. FaltyDL - Body Down Mark [dub]
11. Sepalcure - Down [dub]
12. XI - Superwhatever (Incyde VIP) [dub]
13. Incyde - Station [dub]
14. Djunya - On The Verge [dub]
15. Al Tourettes - When I Rest, I Rust [forthcoming If Symptoms Persist]
16. Badawi - Lost Highway (Headhunter Remix) [forthcoming The Index]
17. Distance - Beyond [forthcoming Chestplate]
18. Ben Verse - Flip The Coin [forthcoming Wheel&Deal]
19. Seven & Elvee - Breakdown [forthcoming Wheel&Deal]
20. Compound One - Perhaps The Darkness [Compound One]
21. F - Funk Injection [forthcoming 7EVEN]
22. EPROM - Never [forthcoming Surefire Sound]
23. Scuba - You Got Me [forthcoming Hotflush]
24. Peverelist - Clunk Click Every Trip [Punch Drunk]
25. Dopplereffekt - Compactification [Rephlex]

High Rankin Presents Fury Rank (Feb. 2010 Mix)

High Rankin presents Fury Rank (Feb-2010-mix) by High Rankin


1. Foreign Beggars - Get a bit more (Skizm remix)
2. Blazin, Lethal Junkie & Big Red Cap - Lock this down (Cliffhanga remix)
3. Ivory - Hand Grenade
4. Ivory - Hand Grenade (Excision and Datsik remix)
5. Pixel Fist - Yautja
6. Hulk - Hot Pepper
7. Temper D - Stress head
8. Cliffhanga - Cannibal girls
9. Skunk Anansie - Charity (High Rankin remix)
10. Dog Fashion Disco - The Hitchhiker (interlude)
11. King Cannibal - Aragami Style
12. Borgore - The bitter orchestra girl
13. J Majik and Wickaman - Persia
14. Noisia - Machine gun (Spor remix)
15. Audio - Pandorum
16. Donny - Symptomless coma (Current Value remix)
17. El Creepo - Lazy tiger

Fantasia On Oprah

The Spitzwell Brotherz The Clean Cut Emcees

I hit you guys with "The Spit Is Yours", and just got wind that The Clean Cut Emcees is available. Head on over to Spitzwell Nation and grab the full and edited versions of this new mixtape, and introduce yourself to some cool ass spitterz. Shouts to Frankie Phresh.

Gilles Peterson's J Dilla Tribute

Here's a dope tribute from BBC Radio 1 staple Gilles Peterson, recorded Feburary 2006 a week after J Dilla passed. Damn near 90 minutes of Dilla appearances, classics and more. No more explanation needed to be honest.

DOWNLOAD Gilles Peterson's J Dilla Tribute [via hiphophypedog]

Hollywood FLOSS "Courtroom"

Hollywood FLOSS "Courtroom": Do you remember FLOSS' Xperiment Vol. 1? Well, Vol. 2 is on the way - should be out by the end of this month, and RTD will have a lil' bit to do with it, alongside some other sides (I believe Kevin Nottingham is in on it, too). Can't wait to get my mitts on these new tracks and give heads my take on FLOSS' material. More details when I get them, nahmean?

Bonus Beats Hollywood FLOSS "I'm Back"

P.SO ft. Von Pea "The Jungle (Soundmen Remix)"

P.SO ft. Von Pea "The Jungle (Soundmen Remix)": I caught onto the "Incredible" leak from last week late, but when I did get into it, I was dumb excited. Fat low-end with all kinds of dopeness atop... sounds like a beautiful woman. ANYWAYS, this is off the P.SO/Soundmen project Moontones, which drops on February 24th.


DaVinci ft. Kaz Kyzah & ROD "Real Niggaz (Remix)"

DaVinci ft. Kaz Kyzah & ROD "Real Niggaz (Remix)": On March 9th, the good folks over at SWTBRDS will be releasing DaVinci's The Day The Turf Stood Still; I've gotten a chance to peep it, and it's the truth. This beat is too infectious to wait for, though - has that sped-up vocal in the beat, and there's a sense of urgency here. Dude's a problem, and he keeps impressing me with each listen. Recognize real or leave it the fuck alone.

previous DaVinci "Trickle Down"

K-Beta ft. Mina "Come Closer"

K-Beta ft. Mina "Come Closer" (prod. by E-minah): Wow. Today's been about real life rap, and there's nothing more real life than the relationship to between two lovers. Beta goes in over a seductively hypnotic beat, honing in on an argument from both the male & female perspectives. This is taken from Inglorious Beta, which will be dropping for $free.99 via on April 1st, with a deluxe edition available via iTunes & Amazon on April 12th on Innerloop. The Q Ledbetter-directed video for "Come Closer" will also be out on Valentine's Day.

Shouts to Langston for this one.

Bonus Beats K-Beta "Black Business"

[video] Noisia "Machine Gun"

O Smith "Exams"

O Smith "Exams" (prod. by Bullion): Yes, The Escape Tape is about a week old, but O Smith always has some real life heat up his sleeve; here's some more modern day musings over some wild pianos. Life's a test - your pencil sharp?