Saturday, May 22, 2010

Rusko ft. Gucci Mane "Got Da Groove"

Rusko ft. Gucci Mane "Got Da Groove": Mainly posting this because I have questions: why has this song, taken from Rusko's OMG, not been blown up more? These are two blog darlings... have niggas been jammin' to this while I been sleepin'? Also, are these new Gucci lyrics? I don't hate myself enough to listen to a Gucci Mane album. I'm confused, and I'm jammin' out.

[video] Ginuwine "Touch Me"

Armond ft. J. Carter "Beautiful Ashes"

Armond ft. J. Carter "Beautiful Ashes": I got introduced to Armond a bit ago on twitter, but sadly only heard his music last week while covering over at THHE. This is the first single off of his Snooze Button II project, which is set to drop via and on May 28th. I have a soft spot for that deeply open/introspective music, especially when it's over sly beats. Just coast...

KVBeats ft. Royce Da 5'9 & Pace Won "5'9+Won"

KVBeats ft. Royce Da 5'9 & Pace Won "5'9+Won": This cat KVBeats reps Denmark and has a producer album that he's been working on for like three years that's about to be complete. Dude has an impressive list of artists on it - aside from the leaks in this post, you've got cats like Oddissee, Doo Wop, Prince Po, DV Alias Khryst and many more. Monster of a beat over here, with two capable lyricists going in. Don't sleep!

Bonus Beats KVBeats ft. Mic Geronimo "Clap To This"

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Roots "Dear God 2.0"

The Roots "Dear God 2.0": On this How I Got Over single, Black Thought speaks his mind on some of life's ills, questioning God about whagwarnin'. Just saw some footage about the Nashville floods... then when you think about all of the death and strife and pain in the world... can you hear us, God?

Shouts to TSS.

previous The Roots How I Got Over Cover+Tracklist

Drake ft. Young Jeezy "Unforgettable"

Drake ft. Young Jeezy "Unforgettable [radio rip]": Drake rapping > Drake doing anything else. First impression? I fucks with this. I was talking to @EnigmatikBGDB, and we thought that the Jeezy-feature might be the best track from the album. So far, that's correct. And an Aaliyah sample always works. I don't know, the closer the date comes, the more I wanna hear Thank Me Later.

Shouts to UHTN.

EDIT Drake ft. Young Jeezy "Unforgettable" [via BGDB]

previous Drake Thank Me Later Cover+Tracklist

Legit ft. U.G. "Valedictorian"

Legit ft. U.G. "Valedictorian": A version of this dropped on The Gowhere Tape Vol. 1, but this version features U.G., and is the third leak off of Legit's The Graduation Tape, which Legit says is dropping next week! Really hype beat here, with the strings and such. Enjoy.

Singapore Kane "My Planet"

Singapore Kane "My Planet" (prod. by Purpose): Here's the single to Crawl B 4 U Walk, a mixtape that RTD will have a hand in presenting (shouts to the homey Mal Moe). This takes shots at that powder puff nigga who let Guru suffer. Not sure when the tape drops, but there's some shit on that thing, shit that is just as good as this! You've been warned...


The GreenGhost DOOM Invasion

What Dallas had said "from a locked vault deep in a Brooklyn basement we have uncovered footage of the Green Ghost DOOM Invasion":

A short film by Terrence Elenteny; audio scratches by The Asmatik, starring Sean Price, Styles P and Dallas Penn.

Crack Distributors Radio Interviews Sene

Hip Hop Karaoke NJ (HHKNJ) (6/05/2010)

Should be a sick event... if you don't believe, hit the jump for some video footage from the last HHKNJ, including a freestyle from Treach, as well as a performance from Naughty By Nature!

Gripz "I Declare War Freestyle"

Gripz "I Declare War Freestyle": DMV lyricist Gripz has been massacring the (2) Dope Freestyle Fridays for a minute now, and this banger over the "I Declare War" instrumental is his final edition. Hit this link if you want to backtrack through his appearances on 2DBz, and big up to Meka for shedding light on dope lyricists like this.

MiLKMEN ft. T.I. "I'm Back Freestyle"

MiLKMEN ft. T.I. "I'm Back Freestyle": Here's a cut from the MiLKMEN's Served With Milk & Honey mixtape, which is set to drop next week on I definitely did not like this when T.I. first got on it, but cats are murdering it and making me change my mind. If this is the bar to judge the tape... wow - get ready!

Pugs Atomz ft. Shev Rock "On The Move"

Pugs Atomz ft. Shev Rock "On The Move" (prod. by Mulatto Patriot): Here's the final leak from Pugs' Kinda Like A Mixtape, which IS a mixtape that is presented by DJ Booth, Fake Shore Drive, Coalmine Music and Fat Beats, and features a cast that includes K Sparks, DJ Vadim, Nikki Lynette, Gerald Walker, Slot A, Primeridian & Wes Restless.

Main Course x Holy Soulja

The boy Main Course has been putting in some work behind the scenes, and hit my inbox with a few tracks last night, taken from his Blood, Sweat, & Tears: A Soulja's Course project, which drops for free on May 25th:

This will be followed up by Kane Courseo, which will be released digitally and physically on June 8th (that's a tentative date). This cat is a #KhemLab representer, so support when it drops!

Friday, May 21st 2010 playlist

Shouts to the homey B for sending this ill Frisco boombox graf representation.


RTD_PLAYLIST_(05142010-05202010).ZIP (~541MB)



And here's the trailer for Lyriciss' "Bright Nights", which is taken from The Practice:

Enjoy your weekend, people. And thanks for your continued support. One!

[video] L.I.F.E. Long ft. DJ JS-1 "Veteran"

[preview] Deadpool: Wade Wilson's War #1

This is the next Deadpool series, which I'm confused about. Not sure if this is going to try and further explain the stuff that was broken down about Wade's past in the first on-going Deadpool series or what. CBR has a preview (thanks, TDB). In shops June 9th.

Rahzel Brings Out His Son 'Rahzel Jr.' @ SOB's

[preview] Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth #11

The beginning of the final three issues of Merc With A Mouth will be out on May 26th, and Newsarama has a six-page preview up. All praise to TDB.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Rhymefest ft. Glenn Lewis "Agony"

Rhymefest ft. Glenn Lewis "Agony [tags]":I haven't heard from Andrew FSD in a minute, but when he comes through, he definitely comes through. This is a leak from El Che that can be found on V-Dub's The Movie Is Over mixtape. Not too interested in the tape, but I mess w/ 'Fest's music. El Che should be in stores very soon.

Via Fake Shore Drive.

[preview] Boondocks S03: "The Story of Jimmy Rebel"

The Mad Blogger's Weekly Podcast, EP8

New week, new edition of the TMB Weekly Podcast. New flavors from Reflection Eternal, Fashawn, Mike Classic, Phil Ade and plenty more.

The Two. Fifteens "Downtown Jiggin'"

The Two. Fifteens "Downtown Jiggin'": The duo FKA The Amps... have a new album on the horizon, Effective When Used After, due out Summer 2010. I've been waiting to hear the album, but alas, this cut did not make the final product. Good thing is, they are nice people and are giving this track away for free. @EnigmatikBGDB said this sounds like "music to build bombs to", and I don't think he's far off the mark. I'm afraid to tell you to throw this on in your whip - you might damage them speakerboxes! Heavy sounds, and more where this came from, trust we!

Drake Thank Me Later Cover+Tracklist

All of the hype will come to a head on June 15th. I don't think Drake has anything to worry about, but we're still like 3 weeks away from arguably the most anticipated album of 2010. Here's the official tracklist:

1. Fireworks (Feat. Alicia Keys) (Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib)
2. Karaoke (Produced by Francis & The Lights)
3. The Resistance (Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib)
4. Over (Produced by Boi-1da)
5. Show Me A Good Time (Produced by Kanye West)
6. Up All Night (Feat. Nicki Minaj) (Produced by Boi-1da)
7. Fancy (Feat. TI and Swizz Beatz) (Produced by Swizz Beatz)
8. Shut It Down (Feat. The Dream) (Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib and Omen)
9. Unforgettable (Feat. Young Jeezy) (Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib and Boi-1da)
10. Light Up (Feat. Jay-Z) (Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib and Tone Mason)
11. Miss Me (Feat. Lil Wayne) (Produced by Boi-1da and Noah “40″ Shebib)
12. Cece’s Interlude (Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib)
13. Find Your Love (Produced by Kanye West)
14. Thank Me Now (Produced by Timbaland)

Via ATF, who says the production credits will be available later producers added.

Bonus Beats Drake "9AM In Dallas Freestyle" (prod. by Boi-1da) [via OVO]

The Roots How I Got Over Cover+Tracklist

Last week, I asked heads on twitter what Hip-Hop albums they were looking forward to this summer, and a lot of them said the new album from The Roots. Def Jam has this coming out on June 22nd (a week after Drake's Thank Me Later), and I hope it comes out on time. This might also be one of the shortest Roots LPs ever. Don't know why I mentioned that, just seems odd.


1. Walk Alone (Truck North, Porn, Dice Raw, Mercedes Martinez)
2. Dear God 2.0 (Jim James, MOF)
3. Radio Daze (Blu, Porn, Dice Raw, Mercedes Martinez)
4. Now Or Never (Phonte Coleman, Dice Raw)
5. How I Got Over (Dice Raw)
6. The Day (Blu, Phonte Coleman, Patty Crash)
7. Right On (Joanna Newsom, Sugar Tongue Slim)
8. Doin It Again (John Legend)
9. The Fire (John Legend, Rick Friedrich)

Wow - STS, Blu AND Phonte make appearances? Shouts to RR.

EDIT Okayplayer says that this tracklist was missing a few tracks:

10. Web 20/20 (Truck North, Peedi Crakk)
11. Bonus Cut

Word is that there are 3 or 4 unnamed interludes, and the bonus track's name is not known as of yet. The listening session for this LP is tonight (5/20/10), so yeah, we'll see what comes about.

FuseBox Radio (Week Of 5/19/2010)

[preview] Deadpool #24

Marvel's posted five pages of preview art for Deadpool #24, continuing this "Tricky" arc with Weasel. Shouts to The Deadpool Bugle.

¡MAYDAY! "Stuck On An Island"

Bonus Beats ¡MAYDAY! "Stuck On An Island"

[video] Eternia & MoSS "At Last"

Featuring Termanology & Reef The Lost Cauze:

T. Hemingway ft. Versis "Slow Down"

T. Hemingway ft. Versis "Slow Down": Word from Apple Juice Break is that this is the first public track that T. Hem and Versis have put out together. Word is T did a bunch of production on Versis' new project, so you gotta figure this shit is gonna be dope. Has a dope throwback sound, Ummah-esque, which fits Versis' style perfectly. Something about these 17-19 year old rappers coming from the unda, loads of talent. So grown, too.

DeeDotMillz "Just Friends"

DeeDotMillz "Just Friends": Here's an interesting cut from Detroit's @DeeDotMillz, taken from his mixtape The Title You Expected, which is set to drop on May 25th via Signed To You. Dude raps over a lot of found sounds on this tape (like Duffy, Alicia Keys and more), and this one has a nice island flair to it, with dude expounding on what friends are and can do for you, for good or ill. You know the routine. Check it out!

Just Friends by DeeDotMillz

Keno x Amor Jones "Don't Care What You Think"

Keno x Amor Jones "Don't Care What You Think" (prod. by Nefarious!): Haven't had new Amor music to drop since Dec. 2009, so it's good to hear some new material from him, especially over a dope Nef beat. The track's subject matter is exactly what the title says - maybe with a subtitle like "fuck yo thoughts!", you smell me?

Chali 2na "Gadget Go Go"

Chali 2na "Gadget Go Go" (prod. by Rusko): And you guys thought "thugstep" was just a catchy name. Niggas know. I was on the jack with DJ Nappy last week, putting him onto the strides the scene has made since he left. He was impressed. I know the server is dunzo, but I'm gonna have ALL of that ish back up this summer, trust we. Anyways, this banger has Chali styling perfectly to Fish Market Part 2this Rusko joint. This track > everything on that Dubstep LA mixtape.

Shouts to Nah Right.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mario Dones "Ring To It"

Mario Dones "Ring To It" (prod. by Keelay & Zaire): This cut is taken from The Sole Vibe's One To Grow On, which drops sometime this summer. Expect a video for this laid-back jam sometime in June. Kee & Zee ain't stoppin'!

Slaughter Mob - ATM Mag #89 Mix

SLT - ATM Mag #89 Mix by slaughtermob


01 - SLT Mob - Tilted
02 - Bark - Southside
03 - SLT and Kulture B - No Prisoners
04 - SLT Mob - Neck Back
05 - Komanazmuk - Feel Good
06 - NType and The Others - The Shadows
07 - Zero G - Mish Mash
08 - SLT Mob - Pickney Ting
09 - SLT Mob - Switchboard
10 - SLT Mob, Kulture B, Dasha - Look Up
11 - SLT Mob - Stop, Look and Listen
12 - SLT Mob & Kulture B - Drop and Roll
13 - SLT Mob - Fathoms Deep
14 - SLT Mob - Animie Chick

[video] 80s Babies "I Wanna Talk To You"

The 80s Babies = Tall Black Guy + Dee "The Shogun" Jackson. If you fuck with this, grab their latest release, Sonic Music.

<a href="">Sonic Music Intro by 80's Babies</a>

[video] Reef The Lost Cauze ft. Ethel Cee "Not That Easy"

[video] DJ Webstar ft. Jadakiss & Serani "Tipsy"

EDIT Here's a contest Webstar is runnin':

Wes Fif It Ain't Hard To Tell

Good to see the homey @WesFif still grinding - I remember when I first heard "Haterz Everywhere", and while B.o.B. got the push, it was good to hear Wes pop up with some heat from time to time. This is some shit to get hype to - real recognize real, and this shit jams. Set off the club with tracks like "Goin In" or "Beep", trust. Hit the jump.

[video] Judah "Imagination"

Directed by Great White Bros; shouts to Sasha.

previous Judah Presents "The Art"

Green Llamas Llamaville

Straight up sickness. Tone Liv hit me up with the Llamaville project from Green Llamas, which is produced by DiBia$e. This track "Chamaleon" has been stuck on repeat since I downloaded this. The beats on this are the truth, this is that sick underground sound I used to dig back in the mid to late 90s, Maxell cassette tape style. You need this. Hit the jump.

Official Street Radio: Who Phrauded (5/13/2010)

DJ Young Legend goes in on DJ Ill Will, DJ Rockstar & Soulja Boy:

Wordspit's 36 Chambers Of Death Freestyle

Bonus Beats PS 305 Career Day

Dot Got It & Ill Cuts Present The 88 Vs. 94 Mixtape (mixed by DJs Grandman & Ellmatic)

The good folks at Dot Got It and Ill Cuts have collaborated for a sick project right here. What do you think are some of the defining years of Hip-Hop? Depending on when you were born, some might say 1988, while others might say 1994. In proper classic Hip-Hop form, DGI and IC figured, let's battle it out. DJ Grandman comes with the 1988 mix, while DJ Elmattic touches down with the '94 style (of course). Hit the jump for tracklists and download links.

DistantStarr - Funk Future 001 x Funk Future 002

DistantStarr Mix 001- Funk-Future by distantstarr

DistantStarr, who you know as 1/2 of MAGr, locked this mix down a few months back, and it is exactly as it's title says it is. If you enjoy it, know that a 2nd installment is now available:

<a href="">Funk Future Mix 002 by DistantStarr</a>

Tiesto vs. Diplo "C'Mon"

Video via MTV Buzzworthy (hat tip to TSS).

Bonus Beats Tiesto vs. Diplo "C'Mon" [via illRoots]

Kooley High x King Mez (5/28/2010)

Alicia Keys ft. Drake "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) (Remix)"

Alicia Keys ft. Drake "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) (Remix)": When we first heard this, it was just uncredited background vocals from Drake for A Key's latest album. Now he drops a verse on the intro. I'm still not really crazy about this track - something about it I'm not feeling, but I know you DJs need that new new.

Shouts to BuckMarleyXXX for this one.

"Real DJs Don't Take Requests"

J-Live channels Kid Capri with this tee; available now for $15.

Paul Mooney On Obama's Choices

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

DJ Revolution Live At The Goodness (5/14/2010)

Where are all of the skratch DJs at? I'd LOVE to get some exclusive skratch routines for RTD. Get at me -

DJ Doo Wop ft. T.O.N.Y. "We Got Gunz"

DJ Doo Wop ft. T.O.N.Y. "We Got Gunz": A snippet of this leaked earlier today, and @djdoowop just leaked the full track. He straight up let's his feelings known over that classic Gangstarr flavor. This is real talk right here - I just have a feeling niggas are still holding things back. Solar must be pissing his pants right now. Fuck him. RIP Guru.

"Guru's legacy shines through the darknes, it ain't Solar-powered!"

previous Diaz Brothers ft. Soni "Gone Too Soon"

Jorge Garcia On The View

Roc Raida Birthday Celebration (5/18/2010)

UllNevaNo ft. Richard Wright & Mic Wilson "Heavy Handed"

UllNevaNo ft. Richard Wright & Mic Wilson "Heavy Handed": Welcome surprise! UllNevaNo's The Color Brown mixtape is dropping this Summer via Undersound Music, Agio Clothing and RTD, and I know he got Mic on a track, just wasn't expecting Rich Wright, too! This is a funky one - three emerging artists shining over this down home groove.

[video] NSR "Cream Cheese, Butter, Jelly"

[video] Pill "Better Show Me"

[trailer] Holy Rollers

Donwill & Von Pea The Sandwich Shop

I've been all about this project from Donwill and Von Pea since its inception, and its good to finally have The Sandwich Shop out, for free. The Roots have been a favorite of mine since "Proceed", and Tanya Morgan stays killin' it. Wore my Brooklynati fitted on Friday, nigga hit me up like "OK... Tanya Morgan!". Anyways, do yourself a favor and download this and blast it during your lunch break.

DOWNLOAD Donwill & Von Pea The Sandwich Shop [mirror]
&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=""&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Spaintro by donwill (of tanya morgan)&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;

Don't forget, Don Cusack In High Fidelity is out now, and Pea's Gotta Have It is on the way!

Mike Schpitz "Dinner's Hot"

Mike Schpitz "Dinner's Hot": Here's the final leak from Schpitz' Mike Murder, which is set to drop on May 26th. This bit is over Jay-Z and Timbaland's "When It's Hot", and Mike does his thing, as per usual.

previous Mike Schpitz "Death To Me InnerMe's"

RADIx "Weight Of The World"

RADIx "Weight Of The World": Here's the 2nd leak from RADIx' Say Yes album, which is produced by Statik Selektah. This one is tooooooough, has a real big feel to it, real boom-bappy as well. Love those drums. You got the weight of the world on your shoulders? Here's your anthem.

[video] Alex Dimez "All Out"

Wordsmith "I Might Need Security Freestyle"

Wordsmith "I Might Need Security Freestyle": You already know about Words, this fool is a grinder. He just dropped The Vintage Experience, and is working on his next LP, Music For The Masses. The homey DJ Delz hit Words up about jackin' some beats, and this turned into Jackin 4 Beats: Wordplay Edition, a mixtape that is being hosted by 2 Dope Boyz and is set to drop on June 29th. Cotdamn!

Bonus Beats Wordsmith "Suplex To The Beat Freestyle" (Cutz by DJ Ykcor)

East New York Radio 11: Rest In Peace Guru

PF Cuttin on the mix, Dallas Penn as the host, with exclusives from Guru, Sean Price, Brown Bag AllStars, Special Ed, CNN, Thirstin Howl and many tributes and features? Are you serious? Hit the jump for the download link and tracklist.

Just Blaze's A-Team Remix

Shouts to Rap Radar.

Catch Wreck The Young & The Restless

If you dug "Restless", I wanted to let you know that Catch Wreck's The Young & The Restless is available on Bandcamp for $8. Features includ NYOIL and Chill Breeze, and the tape mixes it up with freestyles AND original tracks. Homey has this new revolution feel to his work, kind of like a 2010 dead prez, Public Enemy thing going on. Proper Hip-Hop with proper mental elevation. "I'm making music to make a difference", as Wreck says.

&amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=""&amp;amp;amp;gt;Intro by Catch Wreck&amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;gt;

[video] Rick Ross ft. Ne-Yo "Super High"

Monday, May 17, 2010

Thelonious Martin x Tastemakers NJ

If you're not up on it, Thelonius Martin's 1-Up is available now via iTunes. He collaborated with Tastemakers NJ to make this dope tee, which you can cop right now for $20. Thelonius rides that Dilla wave. Yeah, I said it.

previous [video] Thelonius Martin "Love Lost"

Manik & Kontrol "Fuck You Buddy"

Manik & Kontrol "Fuck You Buddy": I'm a sucker for Philly/Bmore Club music, and with recently being introduced to @DJManik, I got sent over a little treat from Manik + Kontrol's The Snowed In EP, which was made while Kontrol visited Philly for a month during the Northeast's numerous snowstorms earlier this year. This is just amazing - the track is a straight middle finger with a wind to ya waist, but the video is just the icing on the cake. Next time a motherfucker gets on your nerves, blast this, and when 'NAH MUTHA FUCK YOOOU' comes on, point right at them.

The Snowed In EP will be available on iTunes, Amazon and whatever other shops have the balls to carry ill Club music.

TheSeKondElement "Girls Clockin"

TheSeKondElement "Girls Clockin": Not very often when a track about people jockin' someone's style drops some vocabulary words pon that ass. This track is an introduction to TheSeKondElement - well, it starts with people buggin' over her "tomboy fresh", but it dives into the whole industry flippin' for her style. She recently dropped The Kommencement LP, which you can grab via Bandcamp right now. You know I love hearing diverse sounds, and homegirl definitely has skills and charm in one tomboy fresh-ly wrapped package.

&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=""&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;My Hip Hop Poem by TheSeKondElement&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;

Drake "Find Your Love (DJ Ted Smooth Remix)"

Drake ft. 3D "Find Your Love (DJ Ted Smooth Remix)": Most people wanted to choke Drizzy out when they heard "Find Your Love", but with Ted Smooth throwing the classic "Shook Ones Pt. 2" instrumental under Drake's crooning, this works much better. Not sure who 3D is, but I'm not mad. Reminds me of the late '90s.

Bonus Beats Drake "Find Your Love (DJ Ted Smooth Remix)"

[video] Trenton Hip Hop Karaoke (5/14/2010)

Here's some footage of the People's Choice Winner during Friday night's Hip Hop Karaoke event; if you read my recap, this is the little girl who rapped about having appreciation:

Shouts to @trentondowntown.

Dizzee Rascal with Chase & Status "Heavy"

Dizzee Rascal with Chase & Status "Heavy": I previewed this a few weeks back, and the CDQ dropped the other day (big up @MakeRappersRap). This track is seen as a return to form for Dizzee, and is taken from the "Dirtee Deluxe" edition of Tongue N' Cheek. If you DJ grime or just sick bass-heavy beats, you need this one pon ya arsenal. And I need an instrumental of this!

EDIT Here's the dirty CDQ, via Team Supreme.

[video] Little Brother "Tigallo For Dolo" LIVE

Shouts to Ka5p, who has even more footage from this Hiro Ballroom performance on YouTube.