Saturday, May 29, 2010

[video] Willie Joe "It's Ova"



I need a video for "Lil' Rascals", but this will have to do.

Boondocks Season 3 Promo: "Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy"

Armond Snooze Button II

Been waiting for this one to drop - dude's deep. I can't even explain it better than this:

Snooze Button II is your alarm clock. You hit the snooze, you get 15 minutes of rest. You're sleep but you're really not sleep, nodding in & out, letting the sun hit your face. And then you snap up & start your day.

From 2007-2010 I hadn't wrote much of any music. And for somebody that writes everyday, that was incredibly difficult. But it was almost like a beaver dam inside of me that got punctured & suddenly things pour out, and continue to pour out.

Normally after I do a project, I take a few months off from writing, thinking, conceptualizing & give my brain a break. But after Dreaming Out Loud, things kept coming to me. It felt like 2002 when I could only write 60 bar verses & my hooks were terrible. So I decided to take it back.

The mixtape has become the "poor rapper's album" now. I remember when the mixtape was take a bunch of beats & go off & that's exactly what I did. No underlying theme, if anything a simple introduction to some & "a hey how ya been" Facebook message to others.

And with that, I give you...Snooze Button II.

<a href="http://armondwakeup.bandcamp.com/album/snooze-button-ii">Intro by Armond</a>

Trenton's Own DJ Juice

After posting DJ Books' Classic Blendz Season 1 mixtape, I perused The Thieves Theme and fell upon some classic Trenton mixtape madness from the likes of DJ Juice, who is one of the area's more well-known mixtape DJs.What I've always loved about Trenton is the mixture of sounds - its obviously very Hip-Hop loving, but the community is a mixture - Puerto Rican, Haitian and many more. Music from the Caribbean, especially when it comes to Reggae and Dancehall. DJ Juice had a knack for taking a lot of these genres and creating some slick mixtapes, and I figured I'd post a bit of what I've stumbled upon for you right here!

One of the things I'm trying to do in 2010 and beyond is highlight New Jersey, and if I can, Trenton. What's funny is, my wife went to school with Juice, as well as Wise Intelligent, and she tells me I was born too late LOL! Love my city, love the talent born from my city and my state, and I'll continue to bring forth more going forward. If you're having any kind of cookout or family get-together this weekend, throw any of these on. Instant win.

The Thieves Theme Presents Classic Blendz - Season 1

I don't know about you, but I LOVE a dope blend. Not a mash-up or whatever you want to call it in 2010, but a dope blend. Ted Smooth still puts out quality blends, as do some others, and this mixtape from DJ Books (who represents The Thieves Theme and The Diggers Union) is taking it BACK with this one. Back to the DJ S&S days. Back before DJ Vlad was a journalist. Hit the jump for download links and the back cover. Proper Memorial Day steelo.

Wais P "Run Freestyle"



Wais P "Run Freestyle": This is easily one of my favorite RZA beats, ever.

C'mon Son 14

[video] Lil' Wayne ft. Shanell "Runnin'"

Friday, May 28, 2010

[video] Rihanna "Te Amo"

[video] Rey Resurreccion "Spaceships"

RIP Gary Coleman

How many of us remember him most fondly...

I won't go into the trials and tribulations of Gary Coleman's life. No need to joke on the man any more. Sadly, Gary died today in Utah, after suffering a fall and hemorrhaging earlier this week. I was a big fan of Different Strokes, and felt for dude's struggle in the years after the show was cancelled. He's forever a legend for being "Arnold Jackson", and will be sorely missed.

Peep some Different Strokes Minisodes, and hopefully some TV station will be playing full episodes of Different Strokes this Memorial Day weekend.



Rest in peace, Gary.

Friday, May 28th 2010 playlist

The unofficial start to summer playlist...

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Here's the new video for Junk Science's "Really, Man"


Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend. Hope you have three glorious days of chillin' and reflecting. And thanks for your support!

CCDNB 24 Producer Showcase: Marcus Visionary

Kanye West ft. Dwele "Power"

Kanye West ft. Dwele "Power": OK so I woke up to heads talking about a new Kanye leak, and when I see people like Cipha Sounds say its kind of tough, my interest heightens. Thing is, I get to work and it's some bullshit. It's GREAT to hear Kanye rappin', but what the hell is he rappin' on? Sounds like a Country band trying to make some backyard Hip-Hop. I'm not too interested in where the sung loop comes from, nor is this the Kanye I was waiting for. Sorry. I'm with you, Ant.

[video] Lil' Wayne "Da Da Da"

Thursday, May 27, 2010

[preview] Stadium Status



Here's a preview of the new Internets Celebrities video, which I got to see the other day, and it's dope. Very well done, from the tone to the visuals. Insightful. Anyways, on June 1st, they IC's are showing it at the Brooklyn Public Library (RSVP via Facebook). Once this thing hits the Internets, I got you.

Protoman "Runnin' From The Law"

Protoman "Runnin' From The Law" (prod. by Numonics): Here's a cut that didn't make Being Cool Doesn't Pay The Bills, but is hyper dope nonetheless. Beat is fon-key, and Ft. Lauterdale's Protoman has a dope style he brings to this. Just download it, bitch.

[video] Kil Ripkin "Not You"

Seuclasis Presents Who Run It?! (6/17/2010)

Just Blaze "A-Team Theme (Murdock Mix)"

Just Blaze "A-Team Theme (Murdock Mix)": I hit you with the behind the scenes peek on how Just crafted this Bmore-heavy remix of the classic A-Team theme song, and now the full track leaked. He might need to say fuck Hip-Hop and craft more gems like this - he gets it.



MP3 via Meka.

[video] Rick Ross "Money Maker"



Bonus Beats Rick Ross The Albert Anastassia EP [via OnSMASH]

previous Rick Ross "Money Maker"

Dub Nation Brooklyn (5/28/2010)

Dieselboy doing a DnB/dubstep set? Wow. More info HERE. Shouts to Down:Low.

Soul Litchfield "Dice Toss"

Soul Litchfield "Dice Toss": I love when people give projects titles that just make a whole lot of sense. Soul Litchfield is the new moniker for King Britt's experimental beats project Headnod Acrobatics Vol. 1. Judging by the backyard funk in "Dice Toss", he wants to see how flexible your neck is, based on a series of top-shelf homebrewed beats. Feels like proper Pluto cookout jammin' on this one. Crack a beer (and/or a dutch) and enjoy.

Sean Paul x Ted Smooth "Wine It"

Sean Paul x Ted Smooth "Wine It": @TedSmooth's "Memorial Day Massacre" begins with this track, and it's a doozy. I've actually been hearing a GRIP of "Hold Yuh" versions, I think Cipha Sounds played like three or four during yesterday's morning show. I get tired of them after a while, but Ted punched this one up with harder-hitting drums. Nice shift for a track, and should be a nice gem to set a Memorial Day Weekend jam off PROPA!

[video] Pugs Atomz & Grant Parks "Rocket Love"



previous Pugs Atomz Kinda Like A Mixtape

FuseBox Radio (Week Of 5/26/2010)

Mic Wilson "Lights Out"

Mic Wilson "Lights Out": Well goddamn! I told Mic I was callin' him #MerkEarly, because he has come out the box DUMB QUICK with these tracks on your newest/latest rapper's jawns. We already went with the "Rajon Rondo", and now homey goes in on that new Drake ft. Jay-Z "Light Up" cut that's had your Internets going bananas overnight. Not sure how he does it, but I'm glad he does. Phase Two is on the way, trust and believe!

Rich Boy x N-Type



DJ Hipnotikk
done done it again!

Gerald Walker "Silent"

Gerald Walker "Silent": Anthony YNMD hit me with this new Walker jawn, taken from his I Remember When This All Meant Something project, which is due out July 16th. This is dropping in the morning, but this is one of those jams you play during those late night love sessions, that's my word.

Sene "Love, Me"

Sene "Love, Me" (prod. by Daniel Oshima): Here's a follow-up to "WonLover" that didn't end up making it on Reality Bites. Like my boy J57 says, "Love is love, but love don't keep the lights on".



EDIT Here's a video of Sene's CDR Freestyle

The Making Of The Majesticons Bedford Park Artwork



The new LP by The Infesticons comes in one of the highest quality packages we've ever put together. Designed by Oscar and Ewan (Wiley, Roots Manuva,) it includes a screen-printed outer sleeve with gold text, full colour inner sleeve with battle scene design by Mike Ladd and heavyweight 180 gram vinyl with download codes. Best of all, each copy is hand signed by Mike Ladd, and hand numbered 1-1000. Some copies even have extra scribbles and lines written by Mike during the process. You can see some film and images of the making of the sleeves here... This truly is a collectors' item and lovely release to own - there's only 1000 for the world, so snap yours up quick!

Styles Davis Crunkstep

@DJCable hit me up about this new mixtape from LA's @StylesDavis, who is a talented DJ and lover of dubstep and Hip-Hop. In what @DJNappy christened as #thugstep, and DJs like Cable and DJ Tipz continued on, Styles flips his own brand of dubstep riddims underneath Hip-Hop lyrics. His technical skill brings forth some amazing mixes - that first 9 minutes is spectacular, and it just gets better. Hit the jump for download links, a tracklist and a stream.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

[video] Big Boi "Shutterbug"



previous Big Boi "Shutterbugg"

The Mad Blogger's Weekly Podcast, EP9

Newest latest podcast from The @MadBloggers, with cuts from The Roots, TheSekondElement, YC The Cynic, Donwill & Von Pea and many more!

Dyme Def "Do It Better"

Dyme Def "Do It Better" (prod. by Tha Bizness): Seattle's Dyme Def and Tha Bizness link up for this bouncy romp, taken from their Sex Tape, which drops on June 1st and is being done in conjunction with T.I.T.S.. No Kendra, but you know, if you spit some of this slick to a female, you might be able to twist her out. Try it!

Copywrite "Last Laugh"

Copywrite "Last Laugh" (prod. by Khrysis): Here's a cut from @Copywrite's T.H.E High Exhaulted 8th Anniversary Edition, which oddly enough celebrates the 8 year anniversary of the release of The High Exhaulted, which is now ridiculously out of print. Shit, "Fuck Soundcheck" is still one of my all-time favorite Hip-Hop tracks. In the late 90s/early 00's, Copywrite was one of the only MCs I had known to be so lyrical and witty out of Ohio. Their whole crew was the truth, and dude still has it. He went in, recording new material to go along with the re-release, and this is one of those gems. Lookout for it on June 1st, followed by his next full LP, The Life and Times of Peter Nelson, which is dropping this Fall.

Neako "Madonna"

Neako "Madonna" (prod. by Neako) [clean | dirty]: Proper party starter from Newark's own @Neako. This is taken from Rubix Cube Yellow Edition, which is set to drop on June 23rd. Nothing too crazy going on here lyrically - dude's just paying homage to a sick looking female. DJs, get on this one!



Shouts to GFCnewyork.

Madvillain "Papermill"

Madvillain "Papermill": Hip-Hop Confession: I wasn't too into the Madvillainy album. Not sure what it was - I wasn't head over heels into the DangerMouse/DOOM album either. Something about DOOM for me is all about him over his own beats. Just how I got into him, right? I fucks with this, though. I think my appreciation for Madlib's output in the last year or two specifically has me seeing him in a different light than I was years before. This is the first bit from the forthcoming Madvillain album, which is still being worked on. This is also the 2nd in a series of Adult Swim Singles, so keep it locked for more of that. Anyone got an instrumental for this?

[video] Grip Plyaz ft. Aleon Craft "Step Out



Via TSS.

Hatcha, Lost, Tes La Rok & Crazy D On Kiss FM (5/25/10)

YC The Cynic At Show & Prove (5/20/2010)

Deal - The Villain "Pooches"

Deal - The Villain "Pooches": While Jackson Jones isn't out yet, DTV felt the need to blast something out, and with this sly Al Green-flex from the one and only Madlib, he had to let these fudgin' pooches know not to fudge around with Tony. Or Deal.

Mike Schpitz Mike Murder Mixtape

After a number of sick leaks, Mike Schpitz' Mike Murder mixtape is out, presented by DJ Booth, Baller Status, Refined Hype, YNotMyDream and the Prolific Media Group. Dude takes out the knife and proceeds to massacre some ill instrumentals, that's the long and short of it. Hit the jump for the tracklist and link.

Cimer Amor "Another Classic"

"Another Classic" featuring Burke, Torae, Side Effect & DJ Waxwork is the lead single from Philly-based producer Cimer Amor's forthcoming producer compilation album Taking Nowhere, Somewhere. The album which drops on June 29th through Coalmine Records boasts features from Sha Stimuli, King Syze, Baby Blak, Jakk Frost, Equinox, Side Effect and more...stay tuned!!

Dre Robinson ft. Lexxus "No No No"

Dre Robinson ft. Lexxus "No No No": Good to hear Dre dig deeper into his Jamaican roots - this is straight up FIYAH music. Very high energy pon dis chune. Be on the lookout for Dre's Lost Treasures.

Rick Ross "Money Maker"

Rick Ross "Money Maker" (prod. by Boi-1da): Here's a cut from Tits McGee Officer Rawse's The Albert Anastasia EP. Yes, I know who Albert Anastasia was, but come on, you can't come with an original nickname? You would think the real Rick Ross' lawsuit would stop a fake thug from appropriating new names to himself but I guess the cotdamn bawse isn't too worried bout it.

Sadly, like most ignant Rap, that beat is hot.

Strick 9 "Calling Out Freestyle"

Strick 9 "Calling Out Freestyle": New freestyle from EMS' own. He randomly got the urge to grab a beat and speak his mind. Gotta love that.

[video] Ess Vee "Far From A Dream"



Bonus Beats Ess Vee Pocket Change (Hosted by DJ Pinnacle)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Diamond District "Streets Won't Let Me Chill (Apollo Brown Remix)"

Diamond District "Streets Won't Let Me Chill (Apollo Brown Remix)": My favorite track from In The Ruff gets the A. Brown treatment for Apollo's The Reset album, which is available right now on Mello Music Group. I didn't think a nigga could improve on perfection, but I like this version better than the original!

Tree City "Say It Again"

Tree City "Say It Again" (prod. by L05): Here's an ill cut from this 5 man (4 MCs and 1 DJ) collective, Tree City, who reps Ann Arbor, MI. Love the beat - real organic, and I love the piano in it. Latin-infused, and sparse enough for these cats to do lyrical acrobatics over. Be on the lookout for Thus Far, their forthcoming project.

Fraction Theory At The Phila Folk Fest



If you dig this, check out their Folk Theory, Vol. 1 album, which drops on June 1st!

<a href="http://fractiontheory.bandcamp.com/album/vol-1-folk-theory">Hello Darkness by Fraction Theory</a>

DeeDotMillz The Title You Expected

I hopped you lot to DeeDotMillz with "Just Friends", and now Dee's The Title You Expected mixtape is out, and I highly recommend you getting into this. Dude isn't afraid to kick ill shit over a plethora of sounds, and has some gems in here! Hit the jump for the tracklist, download link and stream.

Brooklyn Bodega Interviews Lyriciss



Bonus Beats Lyriciss "Who Dat"

[video] Ludacris ft. Trey Songz "Sex Room"

[video] Xzibit ft. Kurupt & 40 Glocc "Phenom"

[video] Ninjasonik "BARS"

duce "LeaveAMessageAtTheBleep"

duce "LeaveAMessageAtTheBleep": Here's a sicknan track from duce, taken from miDDLecLassmen's Canteens For Floodgates, which is due out on June 1st. Love the progression of this beat - really smooth, and duce keeps it poppy. Fun funkery funtime funk.



Via soonervision (shouts to Ant THHE).

[video] Jermiside & Danny Diggs "Afraid"

Featuring Maverick Sabre:



Directed by Ilyas.

Mic Wilson "Rajon Rondo"

Mic Wilson "Rajon Rondo": Been on the low sending some of my favorite MCs some instrumentals, hoping to see what comes about. How did I know that @Mic_Wilson would hit me back dumb early with his take on that new T.I. banger (and not the sappy radio saccharine single). We stay playing hard... don't even!

&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://micwilson.bandcamp.com/track/rajon-rondo"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Rajon Rondo by Mic Wilson&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;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;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;

After Square One, comes Phase Two!

24KMilkCrate Presents Killing Time With Sene



This features the track "Time Kills".

DOA Q&A: DJ Cable

The homey DJ Cable recently won the Urban Art Forms/Dogs On Acid 2010 DJ Competition, and earned a DJ spot during their UAF Festival, which starts on June 3rd in Austria. I just posted my interview with him over on DOA, and figured I should share his winning minimix.

DOWNLOAD [mirror]


Tracklist:

01. DJ Baddmixx - Go DJ (Intro)
02. Deep Blue - The Helicopter Tune
>>>>Yung Joc - It's Goin' Down (Acapella)
03. Foreign Beggars - Contact (Noisia Remix) + Bonus "Scratch Section"
04. Xample Feat. Jakes - No Respect
05. Total Science - Nosher (Marky & S.P.Y. Remix)
>>>>Jay-Z - Dirt Off Your Shoulder (Acapella)

Hypedog Presents The New School Beat Tape 2010

Via Hypedog: "Yeh, we all know about J Dilla, Dre, Alchemist, 9th Wonder and Madlib... but yo, it's 2010! There's a slew of talented producers out there that need to be noticed! Luigi-Bo 87 rounds up talents from across the globe to combine the hardest, neck noddin, tectonic shaking beats built by up and coming producers from the US, EU and UK. Wether your boom bap purists or electro 8-bit glitch hop "The New School" in production is defined through these 10 beat smiths".



DOWNLOAD Hypedog Presents The New School Beat Tape 2010

[video] Wiley ft. Jodie Connor & J2K "Electric Boogaloo (Find A Way)"

N.B.S. "No Loyalty"

N.B.S. "No Loyalty" (prod. by J.Cardim): A lot of you have been hyped off that track "War" that N.B.S. did with Nickle Nine, and we've got a new track from their forthcoming album, The Prelude, which is set to drop this Summer on Big Bang Records. Massachusetts is a problem, shouts to That's Major for hookin' this one up.

Nato Caliph "Anomaly"

Nato Caliph ft. Kyjuan, Rome, QB, Rockwell Knuckles, Tef Poe & Rep "Anomaly" (prod. by Tech Supreme) [mirror]: Here's a new cut from Nato Caliph's REACH EP, featuring Kyjuan from the St. Lunatics, Family Affair (aka Rep & QB), as well as luminaries form The Force. Yeah, these niggas ain't fucking around - a fresh STL posse cut that you can blast in a number of hoods.

[video] Sway ft. Donae'o "Pop A Bottle"

Homeboy Sandman x Peter Rosenberg



previous Homeboy Sandman "Yeah, But I Can Rhyme Though"

[video] Bavu Blakes ft. Vooski "Me On The Mic"



Via Bavu Blogs.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Pigeon Hole ft. D-Sisive "Light Show"

Pigeon Hole ft. D-Sisive "Light Show": Here's a leak from Pigeon Hole (aka Dusty & Marmalade from Sweatshop Union), and it has an ill groove IMO. Dude's sound kinda nerdy pon the mic, but I'm not mad - the track has its own quirks, This is taken from their Age Like Astronauts album, which drops on URBNET on June 15 and features cats like Moka Only and many more.

&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://pigeonholemusic.bandcamp.com/track/light-show-pigeon-hole-ft-d-sisive"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Light Show - Pigeon Hole ft. D.Sisive by Pigeon Hole&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;

[video] Rihanna "Rockstar 101"

Leonard Dstroy "Hello Darling"

Leonard Dstroy "Hello Darling": Cotdamn. Elucid hit me up about this cat, and I didn't know what to expect. Well, I figured it'd be leftfield, but wasn't prepared for the funky, glitched out excellence that I found in this track. Has the melodies which I thrive on, but is also very fucked the fuck up, which is also a pre-req. This is taken from Leonard's Higher Vibrations release, which I recommend on the strength of this jawn, plus the fact that he and Gutta should have some intense heat dropping soon.

Seven Day Concepts EP

I told you guys this one was on the way, and I'm glad it sprung a bit early. I'll let Listed break down who Seven Day is: "Seven Day is a Los Angeles based Hip Hop group formed in 2006. The duo Jay Diction(emcee) and Listed(Producer/Emcee) are brothers that have been creating music since the age of 14. In the last year they've been doing shows all over Los Angeles opening for acts such as Dilated Peoples, Pete Rock, RA The Rugged Man, and more.. Their high energy on stage and politically charged/party/conscious/ lyrics make Seven Day a group that stands out in this flooded market". This EP balances that line - definitely some social conscious in their lines, but also some straight up jam tracks. Need something to burn a serious tree to? Highly recommend this.

DOWNLOAD Seven Day Concepts EP [mirror]
&amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://sevenday.bandcamp.com/album/concepts"&amp;amp;amp;gt;Concepts (Introlude) by Seven Day&amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;gt;

[video] Jovi Rockwell "Keep It Real"

MiLKMEN ft. Soulja Boy "Pretty Boy Swag (Remix)"

MiLKMEN ft. Soulja Boy "Pretty Boy Swag (Remix)": I'm glad these niggas jumped on this beat - I saw Soulja Boy "in studio perform" to this track, and was lovin' the ignant beat - just can't stand his rhyming. Served With Milk & Honey on the way.



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

[video] Mikkey Halsted ft. Paypa "So Mean"

T.I. "Yeah Ya Know (Takers)"

T.I. "Yeah Ya Know (Takers)" [clean | dirty]: When I saw someone tweet that this Tip record was serious, I had a feeling it'd sound like this. T.I. knows how to make those massive anthems for the traps, specifically the areas Down South. I actually like when he flows quicker - just a good match, even if the nigga isn't saying shit new. Very uninspired hook, but you can't win 'em all, and I can just hear the wankstas on my block holding up a styrofoam cup and "sangin'" to this one...



Via Nah Right.

Bonus Beats T.I. "Yeah Ya Know (Takers) (instrumental)"