Archive for 03/01/2010 - 04/01/2010

ROE "I'm Dreamin'"

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ROE "I'm Dreamin'": Yes, ROE is still working on Just Listen Vol. 2, and yes RTD is still putting it out. This won't be on that tape, but its been a minute since we've leaked something of his, so enjoy it. Love the fuck out of this beat, and I always forget about it. Back in rotation - let's go!

Rappers I Know Presents J. Bizness 3P Series (Vol. 1)

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I'm hoping you niggas didn't sleep on Rhymes Within Reason. I really don't. If you did, once you peep this Rappers I Know-presented J. Bizness project, 3P Series (Vol. 1), you'll be kicking the fuck out of yourself. Three tracks, produced by Bizness, featuring the one and only Richard Wright. With the temparture rising, this three-track EP is what you need right now. Seriously. Shouts to iNanz for the dope photography, and @Willeah for the artwork. Hit the cut for the download link, streams and the back cover.

[preview] Deadpool #22

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Newsarama has posted a four page preview of Deadpool #22, which drops on 4/28/2010. I ended up digging the "Whatever A Spider Can" arc, but it didn't blossom as I feel it should've. Hopefully this next story (which I think might be a one-off story before the "Tricky" arc) is dope.

Shouts to The Deadpool Bugle.

Celebrity & Solidarity

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By now, you should've heard the horrific story that came out of my hometown, Trenton NJ, regarding the reported rape of a 7 year old by multiple men (apparently both juveniles and adults), a fucked-up situation that involved the alleged pimping of this 7-year-old by her 15-year-old sister. Yes, this isn't some movie plot - this actually happened. Now, this story hits home to anyone with a heart, and has picked up national attention, so I wasn't surprised that The Trentonian reported that Russell Simmons, Jay-Z and Rev. Al Sharpton were going to be at a "Stop The Violence" rally in Trenton on Saturday, April 10th, 2010. Wow. Talk about celebrities making change, nahmean!?!?

Elite Assembly At Serve & Protect (3/19/2010)

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With Welcome To The Playoffs dropping April 19th, many will see how busy the Elite Assembly crew has been. Daniel Joseph, Brokn.Englsh and St. Joe Louis recently performed at Serve & Protect on the 19th of March, and the homey Ka5p got mad footage. Hit the jump for a grip of videos.

Gerald Walker "Killer Season"

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Gerald Walker "Killer Season" (prod. by Kev Brown): From Gerald - "Killer Season is a time in Chicago when robberies, murders, prostitution and crime is on the rise. It Represents a time where winter has passed and summer has emerged. In Chicago last Thursday & Friday the weather was +70 degrees and by Saturday it was reported 41 people shot, 4 homicides in 50 hours. This is not a matter of glorification but an eyewitness account of the things I see while living in Chicago's West Side". With the way shit is going down in Jersey, I understand EXACTLY where homey is coming from.

E-40 "The Server (Aviators Remix)"

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Bonus Beats E-40 "The Server (Aviators Remix)" [clean | dirty]

previous [video] E-40 "Nice Guy"

Mobb Deep "Whole Lotta Thug"

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Mobb Deep "Whole Lotta Thug" (prod. by The Alchemist): ALC leaked this previously-unreleased joint from the Infamous that he produced. Not saying this isn't dope, but compared to the fire that these three have done together, you can hear why this one might've been left on the cutting room floor. For those die-hard Mobb Deep fans who need EVERYTHING they put out.



Bonus Beats The Alchemist ft. Havoc "More Keys" [via Nah Right]

The ILLZ "Energy In Motion"

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The ILLZ "Energy In Motion" [clean | dirty]: This cut was featured on DJ Quiz's Quiz Knows mixtape, but Jersey's own ILLZ dropped the No DJ version today. Intriguing track - dude is deep with his, talking that real deal Holyfield, or as he says "some true shit/everybody's been through it".

<a href="http://theillz.bandcamp.com/track/energy-in-motion">Energy in Motion by The ILLZ</a>

DJ Suss.One ft. Maino "Let 'Em Lay"

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DJ Suss.One ft. Maino "Let 'Em Lay" (prod. by J-Buttah) [clean | dirty | super clean]: With the Lil' Wayne sample in the hook, and that rag around his neck, this new cut from Suss.One and Maino should be on the soundtrack for GTA: San Andreas. Not sure where this will end up, if it ends up anywhere, but if you're trying to find the perfect song for your drive-by... this might be it!

[video] Rude Kid "Jack Daniels"

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Via Team Supreme.

[video] E-40 "Nice Guy"

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MiLKMEN "Japan, New York To Vegas"

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MiLKMEN "Japan, New York To Vegas": Hah, I know there've been a shitload of "Beamer, Benz Or Bentley" freestyles, but not too many of them kick raps in varying languages. This track was featued on their Calpico mixtape, but if you didn't get up on that, peep this - then go download it! MiLKMEN are on a roll, and are literally international in their travels - hopefully they make a pitstop and/or drop off for RTD Records!



previous MiLKMEN "She Bad"

Mos Dub

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@MaxTannone, the dude behind the Jaydiohead masterpiece, has done it again, this time flippin' Mos Def lyrics on top of classic Dub tracks into a project he calls Mos Dub. Right up my alley. Peep the streams on each track below, and if you dig 'em, DOWNLOAD 'EM!

[video] Monsta X "Going In"

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Bonus Beats Monsta X X Factor (mixed by DJ Iron Lyon)

SoulKlap "iOweYou"

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SoulKlap "iOweYou": I'm not up on Cleveland, Ohio's @SoulKlap, but this is definitely Soul-ful. You know proper Soul when it smacks you, then soothes you. This track does both, and it's interesting to note that 'Klap produced this as well. The Higher Plane are putting out his next project, SoulEssential Recordings & The Higher Plane present Klapisms Vol. 1: A Parallax, a mixtape which drops in June 2010. Hopefully we get a leak or 2 before that drops... hopefully!

Amandi "Looking For Love (Real Love)"

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Amandi "Looking For Love (Real Love)" (prod. by Nelly ProToolz): Just featured Amandi on this City Slickers post, but I'm digging this one. Not sure if its that futuristic throwback sound that Nelly dropped, or just Amandi's brutal honesty on the track, but this is raw. Scorcher. Looks like homey has a mixtape on the horizon, so be on the lookout if you dig this one!

City Slickers ft. Amandi "If You Wanna Ride With Me"

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City Slickers ft. Amandi "If You Wanna Ride With Me": Newest latest from the City Slickers, following up their Hurry Up And Wait mixtape. Love the sample on this one - this has beautiful Spring afternoon written all over it. Proper ridin' music for you and your shorty. Even if it has some corny lines in it, lol.

Dre Robinson "Droppin' Bills"

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Dre Robinson "Droppin' Bills": Hah, Dre don't fuck around. This sounds like some anthem shit that might need to be spun on the radio. I'm wondering if his peoples are trying to do some kind of video - I got crazy visions for this one! DJs might need to get up on this one, primed for the partyscene, nahmean?

Shy Guy Beats, James Beats

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What an ill concept! This cat named Shy Guy sampled all of the James Bond theme songs and flipped them in chronological order. Dude did a helluva job, check this teaser video:



If you dig this, head over to beatsjamesbeats.com and grab it for free.

[video] Ty "Emotions"

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Special Kind Of Fool drops on April 19th.

[video] Tommie Chase "Exhibit T"

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The Elite Assembly flips the Boondocks SE3 trailer with Tommie Chase's "Exhibit T", thus making it a promo for EA's forthcoming Welcome To The Playoffs mixtape, which should drop in a few weeks. And it's fire:

A Conversation With 88-Keys (Part I)

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Mike Dreams "How To Make It In America"

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The first official leak from REUPSPOT & YNotMyDream's upcoming mixtape, "After This, Shut Up", comes courtesy of Mike Dreams over DJ Shynin' production. Also included is a video of Mike Dreams' track directed by Zeke. The mixtape will feature Mike Dreams, K. Sparks, PHZ Sicks, AddliB, Yung Nate, B/A, The ILLZ, Jansport J, Wordsmith,C.B TV, Domnique Larue, PreMiere, Young Scolla, and many more. "After This, Shut Up" will have over 40 exclusive tracks.

Big Boi "Shutterbugg"

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Big Boi "Shutterbugg": Newest leak from Sir Lucious Leftfoot, which is now set to drop on Def Jam. I actually love the shit out of this - love that classic flavor, with the vocal sample matching the beat. Super Spring/Summer party jam.

Shouts to BoBO.

[video] Cion Burris "I Need A Dollar Freestyle"

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previous Cion Burris "I Need A Dollar Freestyle"

Kenn Starr "The Notti Joint"

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Ken Starr "The Notti Joint" (prod. by Dave Notti): When people ask what the joy of the Internet is, I have to look at artists like Kenn Starr, who I wouldn't know shit about if it wasnt for the 'Net. Rosenberg has championed the Low Budget Crew out of the DMV, and I remember peeping an episode of "Funkadelic Freestyles" with Kenn freestyling, and man, he's a monster. This is a too-short cut from his Kragenoff mixtape, which is primed for a Summer 2010 release, which precedes his Two Track Mind album, which Mello Music Group is dropping this Fall. Big up audible treats.


Numonics Being Cool Doesn't Pay The Bills

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After my interview, as well as a false start that birthed a dope instrumental mix, Numonics' Being Cool Doesn't Pay The Bills album, which is mixed by DJ RTC and presented by IM KING, Ruby Hornet and DJ Booth, is here. 21 tracks in total, with features from the likes of BK Cyph, J the S, Donny Goins, TreaZon, D.Julien and many more. Sleepin' on dope Hip-Hop doesn't make you awesome, either... hit the jump!

Rhymefest Dangerous: 5:18 Mixtape

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To be honest with you, I don't know much about this tape. Pretty sure Nah Right premiered it, DJ RTC mixed it and a few tracks leaked before it, but I dunno much else about it. Are these all new/original tracks? Leftovers from El Che (which drops on May 18th, 2010)? *shurg*. Thanks, MAC Media!

DOWNLOAD Rhymefest Dangerous: 5:18 Mixtape

Kromestar "Jasmine"

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Kromestar "Jasmine": I've been on my Spring/Summer shit as of late, and for some reason this track hit me, hard. Kromestar's work has always impressed me, as there's always an air of "yeah, I make dubstep, but check what I can do next..."; "Jasmine", which just dropped on Dub Philosophy, has this live-jazz trio flavor to it, with a swingin' drumbeat paired with some distinct double-bass flavoring. The piano twinklin' make this one a must-hear, too. Almost like a grown-and-sexy dubstep late afternoon romp.

OKPTV Interviews Nas & Damian Marley

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[video] Kidd Russell ft. Ross Golan "E North Ave"

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[stream] Tiger Woods Press Conference (4/05/2010)

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[video] Bizarre "Rap's Finest"

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Featuring Royce Da 5'9, Kuniva & Seven The General:

TSS x Yours Truly Present 3:16 With Pac Div

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Via TSS.

Nucci Reyo "Stop Running"

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Nucci Reyo "Stop Running" (prod. by 2tallonthebeat): Love the horns used on this one - definitely sounds like some marching band shit. This is the first leak from In Due Season, Nucci's forthcoming mixtape. Hood scriptures from a nigga who's out there, hungry.

Jansport J MoveMeants

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Acrylick & LrgrThnLfe present @JansportJ's MoveMeants, an instrumental LP of epically dope proportions. Dude's a monster, and 28 tracks of moving music? Oh yes. Hit the jump for the tracklist and a link to download.

[trailer] The Expendables

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[trailer] Resident Evil: Afterlife

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[trailer] The Human Centipede: First Sequence

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Looks like IFC Films picked up on The Human Centipede; I don't think I could bring myself to watch this:

Health Care & The Lost Art of Compromise

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Featuring Hari Kondabolu by way of Nil Doctrine.

[video] Money First ft. Uncle Murda "Rap Juggernauts"

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Via @MONEYFIRST.

Numan "SkullCrusher (CapricornOne Remix)"

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Numan "SkullCrusher (CapricornOne Remix)": For those who are unaware, CapricornOne = Elucid and producer El Carnicero. You might remember Gutta performing this at the Yule Prog festival last December, and from the tracks of theirs I've been hearing, they are onto something. Truly taking the Hip-Hop/Dubstep/Bass-driven hybrid sound to that next level. Their remix of Numan's "SkullCrusher" is available on Slit Jockey right now alongside remixes from Bombaman and M80 Dubstation. For those of us who already knew of the Lessondary Overlord, this is like a dream finally realized - and something I've been wanting for this sound for years. Keep your ears to the underground, as more CapOne material is on the horizon.

I'm also hearing that CapOne will be performing with the Seclusiasis crew on June 17th in Philly. CapOne is also booking dates from June 13th to June 19th - hit them at capricornonemusic@gmail.com or via twitter for details. Boom!



Bonus Beats Seclusiasis Radio (hosted by Starkey) from 3/1/2010

Kat Stacks: Last Comic Kneeling

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Via The Real.

MARS "That's Hot"

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MARS "That's Hot": @thehiphopeffect hit me with this track, and it's got a great Summer-night vibe to it. Word is this is just MARS wanting to spit, which is awesome. Word is dude has three projects in the pipeline: a mixtape (More Yaper Vol. 1), his Counting Sheep EP and a third EP, which is without a title. I think he should call it "Working Hard".

Shanell ft. Jovi Rockwell & Mika Means "La La La La"

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Shanell ft. Jovi Rockwell & Mika Means "La La La La": Not sure of what to make of this single from Weezy F.'s baby, Shanell. It's on some fake Dancehall shit, but, and I can't believe I'm gonna say this, but it'd sound much better coming from Gwen Stefani. Jovi is the truth, though. If you like this sound, hit up Complex for the full Shut Up And Listen mixtape.

[video] Big S.I.N. "IC Champ" / "That's Life"

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Wordsmith & Whitefolkz "The Waiting Line"

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Wordsmith & Whitefolkz "The Waiting Line" (prod. by Drum Majors ATL): After being featured on the "Bridging The Gap" remix, Words and Whitefolkz link up for this single from Whitefolkz' Alphadogg mixtape, which is set to drop on 4/20/2010. Good motivational music for a Monday - tell those in your way to get in line if they're trying to eat before you.

The Boondocks Season 3 [trailer]

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I've been waiting for this; with all of the Boondocks Season 3 news I've posted, I needed this trailer, and overnight, Boondocks Bootleg leaked it. Prepare for the funny:



IMMEDIATE REACTION(S) Yo, Final Season?!?! Three and done is wise - go out on top, especially with their production schedule taking years (good meals take time)... but DAYUM! Show looks hella action packed - I'm guessing they figured they'd throw it all at us for the final season. Can't wait!

[video] Roy Jones Jr. vs. Bernard Hopkins (4/3/2010)

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I gave you streams last night - now here's video of the full fight:

Bias ft. Glenn "Stencil"

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Bias ft. Glenn "Stencil" (prod. by Kris Breeze): Here's the single from Bias' Sent By Messenger album, which drops in April. This is kinda crazy - kind of Pop-y, definitely intriguing. Simplistic flex on the beat, but it doesn't need to be super complex. Really love the way they flow as well. Watch out for Glenn's album Anthem, which is set to drop Summer 2010 as well. Hit the jump to see a live performance of "Stencil" at the Bowery Poetry Club. Shouts to FarOut for this one!


Wanda Sykes "Window Seat" Parody

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related [video] Erykah Badu "Window Seat"

Happy Resurrection

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Happy Easter From Jayden

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Ruin ya kid's breakfast.

Scheme "Broke"

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Scheme "Broke" (prod. by Selfish): YNotMyDream.com will be dropping their one-year anniversary mixtape, 1, sometime in April, and will feature solely (soul-y?) Chicago artists. Should be a dope project, based on the fire this first track emits.

Via YNotMyDream.

Feddi Twinz ft. Wes Fif & Malachi "She Roll & She Rock"

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Feddi Twinz ft. Wes Fif & Malachi "She Roll & She Rock": Fif hooks up with the Twinz Feddi to break down one of them chicks you wish you pulled on your way out the club. If/when a video drops, I fully expect some big-bottomed girls to be prominent.


[stream] Hopkins vs. Jones Jr. (4/3/2010)

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I have a feeling this fight won't be what it could've been about 5/7 years ago, but if you're trying to see it, hit the jump for the goods.

Stealth "Cake Walk"

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Stealth "Cake Walk": To celebrate his birthday last year, Stealth dropped his A Piece Of Cake mixtape. For this year's celebration. For 2010, Stealth will be giving you 2nds, which again drops on April 30th. This is the first leak from the project, which he'll be dropping new leakage off of weekly. Enjoy!

Unkle Luc x illRoots x Numonics

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[video] Norah Jones "Young Blood"

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[stream] If I Ruled The Blogs

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This panel is going down RIGHT NOW in DC; stream it via 2DBz.

Free Beat From Kid Hum

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Here's a free beat that @KidHum shared on twitter. Download it, twerk it out, send me your creation(s).

Gena "Tatoo"

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Gena "Tatoo": You know I throw a lot of music from the St. Louis area on RTD, and the homey Xilla passed me this track from East STL's own Gena, who is a real renaissance man who writes, produces and performs everything, including doing much of the live instrumentation on his album. "Tatoo" is an ill track that helps him take people on a journey based on the art on his body. Peep the stream below.


Nigerian Lil' Wayne

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Wow. I have no words. Via Different Kitchen.

The Lessondary "She Can Gedditt"

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The Lessondary "She Can Gedditt": Here's a special impromptu track from Lessondary members @VonPea, @CheGrand, @Donwill & @SpecBoogie, from last night's impromptu (2) Dope Radio. See what happens when I'm taking care of new puppies? I miss shit! Big up to @MekDot.

Via 2DBz.

[video] Vybz Kartel ft. Ms. Triniti "Lock Down"

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Von Pea Recreates "Ian's Song"

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I did a piece on Native Instruments' MASCHINE for Dogs On Acid, and it's a pretty ill device. Peep Von Pea recreate Donwill's "Ian's Song", from Don Cusack In High Fidelity:

Jonny Walker Chemical Food EPK (Pt. 1)

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Via Flawless Hustle.

previous Jonny Walker "What You Doin'"

[video] Mikkey Halsted "Best You nEver Heard"

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Common Presents Just Wright Mixtape: Vol.1

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You think Common feels weird playing an NBA baller for one of the worst teams in the league, my NJ Nets? No worries, as he gets to feel on Queen Latifah (for good or ill) in Just Wright. This tape is full of some random cuts, from Bjork's "Possibly Maybe" to tracks from Bilal and Bobby Caldwell. Hit the jump for the download link and tracklist. Shouts to YK2 Daily.

Friday, April 2nd 2010 playlist

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I need to find a good boombox.

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RTD_PLAYLIST_(03262010-04012010).ZIP (~734MB)

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Where is 24 Hour Karate School?


Enjoy the weekend, my people. Cheers to four years of rockthedub.com!

Kat Stacks Ain't Done

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Bonus Beats @CiphaSounds exposes his past relationship with @KatStacks.

Invy Da Truth Voltron

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I've previously hit you guys w/ the "LAXinterlude" single and video, and just got sent the link for the Voltron mixtape, Invy Da Truth's latest project. Pretty ill mixtape, which you can stream below and download via Bandcamp.

<a href="http://invy.bandcamp.com/album/voltron">01 Lost Boss Intro: Karma (Prod.Chanes!) by Invy</a>

2 Poebama Freestyles

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@TefPoe is forever on his grind. Money Never Sleeps recently dropped, and he just threw out two new freestyles over some pretty popular beats:

If I'm not mistaken, he was writing one of these last night, so consider these pretty fresh out the oven. It's The Force...

Kore ft. Strick 9 "Take It Back"

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Kore ft. Strick 9 "Take It Back": Here's Kore's first single of 2010, something he produced. Love the way the vocals bounce all over the beat. Interesting work; word from Strick is that Kore even has a beat tape dropping this year? Ill.

Pepper Zoo Lion's Den Tee

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If you know me, you know I love t-shirts. I like being able to make a statement without saying a word, or just wearing something that' s bold, fly and off the beaten path. The good folks at The Pepper Zoo hit me with an e-mail, and included some pics of three tees in their line, and this one stuck out to me. I'm no Blood, but that red is undeniable, and the LION sticks with the whole dub/reggae vibe that I feel emits out of my very being.

Pepper Zoo is split into two lines: Black Pepper Zoo and Pink Pepper Zoo, for men and women. Under the jump, I have pics of two tees from each line. Funny thing is, I've been talking to Elucid about ODB today, and I mentioned how much I loved "Brooklyn Zoo", and Pepper Zoo looks at the urban jungle in the same light, with their brand being more of a "lifestyle" than just clothes; "The "zoo" is the lifestyle that has been created for those who have a rare style and flame for the future. The motto is to provide "pepper" to the predator of indifference and represent a simple element that can be a powerful factor in heightening lifestyle. A Rare Taste in a Common World. We're shakin' The Pepper Zoo on the streets. What's YOUR taste?". Hit the jump for more styles.

[preview] World War Hulks #1

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If you saw the latest issue of Hulk, you saw Deadpool play a vital role in the "Fall of the Hulks" story. Shit looked crazy, especially with HULKPOOL being born. Peep Newsarama's preview of World War Hulks #1, which drops on April 7th. Shouts to TDB.

Solid Steel (4/02/2010)

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Solid Steel Radio Show 2/4/2010 Part 1 + 2 - Clubb Rock by Ninja Tune
Solid Steel Radio Show 2/4/2010 Part 3 + 4 - Strictly Kev by Ninja Tune

Internets Celebrities FIT Club: DP Pt. 1

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@RafiKam has challenged me to get healthier and make better decisions regarding my diet. I've decided to do it in my new quest for immortality. Not figurative immortality, but actual immortality

[video] Delorean "Look Alice"

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previous [video] Delorean "Dear Langston"

[video] Waka Flocka Flame "O Let's Do It (Remix)"

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Featuring Diddy & Rick Ross:

[video] Raheem DeVaughn "I Don't Care"

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[video]Mary J. Blige ft. Jay Sean "Each Tear"

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previous [video] Mary J. Blige ft. Tiziano Ferro "Each Tear"