Cable goes in for the best from the month of June; heavier on the dubstep side of things, which is a great thing. He also touches on some sick Hip-Hop and other bits. You need this!
Archive for 06/01/2010 - 07/01/2010
St. Joe Louis "Electric Company (J57 Remix)": Whoa. In the second leak from the Remix FreEp for Almost There, Brown Bag AllStar J57 handcuffed the original "Electric Company" and beat it with a droning organ-like instrument. Shit's tough - has a nice, loungin' in the backseat of the Caddy beat. I funks with this.
previous St. Joe Louis "Members Only (Remix)"
FTG "Do Better": WTF? (Who The Flip?) is shaping up nicely - I think this might be my favorite from the jawns Sean J & Soy on this one. Gotta love how the difference between a FTG track and Sean J for dolo is the honest arrogance in this one. Shitting all over niggas, trust.
previous FTG "DILLIGAF"
I try to annually do a mix for the Fourth of July and/or 9/11, helping people put shit into perspective. While I would probably never leave the US on some permanent living shit, it's hard to sit by and celebrate the nation when shit's so fucked up. That's where Reggie Revolution comes in; he is tired of it, too, and this is his mix for your cookouts. It weaves a pretty solid journey, bringing up issues of inner city crime, racism and other topics, all to help motivate those who might want to revolt to do so. We've got jams from Gerald Walker, Skream, Donae'o, Elucid and many others. Grab a styrofoam plate, load it up, grab a brew (or a dutch) and cool out to this. Shouts to @EnigmatikBGDB for the help, as per usual.
This is purely remedial, but I mess with this one.
When I leaked Ill Legit's "I'm Ill" video+MP3, I told you he had something like 200+ tracks ready to leak on a series of mixtapes - this is the first one. 13 tracks deep, featuring The Gent$, Isis Rose and plenty other spitters, but enough space for Illy to truly let you know who he is. Keep it locked, as these will be dropping whenever the FUCK Illy feels like it.
DOWNLOAD The Life & Rhymes of Ill Legit, Vol. 1
"I ain't Black, I got reverse vitiligo" - WOW!
Busta Rhymes ft. Swizz Beats "Stop The Party (DJ Ted Smooth Remix)": I definitely didn't like the beat on the original "Stop The Party", so Ted Smooth flippin' it with the "Simon Says" instrumental? Instant smash... niggas are packin' HEAT for the Fourth! Fireworks in the daytime.
When did new York become the east coast Los Angeles?
This is what it looks like now with all of this LeBron James hype. I mean, sure the guy must be good because he won a few several high school championships but so did Stephon Marbury.
Dontrevius Wenters, the perennial draft day hopeful of the New York Knickerbockers, returns to the streets of New York to find out why everybody is clamoring for the Knicks to sign LeBron and not him.
Word to Dallas Penn.
WOW! UNDRCRWN and Movement Boutique linked up with DJ Jazzy Jeff & Mick Boogie to sort out this FRESH 49-track mixtape of summer-flavored tracks, including jams from Jay-Z, Jodeci, Faze-O, Quincy Jones, J Dilla, LL Cool J, A Tribe Called Quest and plenty others! Perfect for your Fourth of July cookouts, or anytime you're lazin' with your people and need a diverse mix to get you going...
Dwele "Hold On (dBridge Bootleg)": Here's a SICK DnB remix of some soothing Dwele shit. dBridge unleashed like four free tracks this week, and this leads the pack for me. I don't rock to as much RnB as I should, daily, but I remember when I used to try and get my mom into DnB - I'd drop tracks like this for her. Oddly enough, she wouldn't fuck with this, but she was into the Les Nubianes, and their proto-jungle musings. Anyways, enjoy this with someone special.
Bonus Beats BYOB vs. J Majik & Wickaman "Save My Life (Dubstep Mix)"
Nina Sky "You Ain't Got It (Funk That)" (prod. by DJ Yonny): Nice one, Yonny - "Funk Dat" is a serious classic, at least out here in the Tri-State - I remember buggin' out with the homies on rides home from basketball games to this. This cut is taken from Nina Sky's forthcoming EP, The Other Side, which also boasts production from Double 0 (of Kidz In The Hall), Clinton Sparks and Tittsworth! Should be a proper portrait of their melting pot sound. Good to hear them doing their thing! DJs, this is a perfect cut to sneak into your sets during this long weekend, trust.
Shouts to GFCny for this.
Justin Bieber "Baby (El-P Death Mix)": HAH! I remember seeing El-P tweet, saying that if he got a Bieber acapella, he'd remix it. Looks like XLR8R took him up on it, and he dropped the bomb. No way was I expecting him to flip another Pop(ular) White act, The Beatles, and totally bastardize what Bieber was doing. Simply amazing. Shouts to PIMB for the heads up.
- T.I. "Hear Me" [clean | dirty | instrumental]
- Rick Ross ft. Kanye West "Live Fast, Die Young" (prod. by Kanye West)
- The Diplomats "Salute" (prod. by araabMuzik) [clean | dirty]
- Young Jeezy ft. Big Meech "B.M.F. (The Real Blowin Money Fast)"
- Snoop Dogg "Pay Ya Dues (G-Mix)"
- Bun B ft. T-Pain "Trillionaire" (prod. by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)
- CNN ft. Raekwon & Fat Joe "1st Degree Murder"
- G-Unit "Where The Dope At"
- Andre 3000 "All Together Now"
- Jazmine Sullivan "Holding You Down (Going In Circles)"
- Bei Maejor "Kisses In The V.I.P."
- Juvenile ft. B.o.B "Headbanger" [Bonus Beats Juvenile "Can’t Stop"]
- Curren$y ft. Mos Def & Jay Electronica “The Day” [Bonus Beats Curren$y ft. Mikey Rocks "The Hangover"]
- Copywrite ft. Middle Distance Runner "Forever And A Day" (prod. by RJD2)
- Scram Jones "Fork In The Road"
- Pusha T "Dearly Beloved"
- Rakaa ft. Fashawn, Evidence & Defari "Aces High" (prod. by Alchemist)
- Sha Stimuli "Believe"
- Grafh "From The Bottom"
- Killah Priest ft. Ill Bill & Sabac Red "Psalms Of Satan"
- Ill Poetic ft. Jermiside "Woke Up"
- Neako "B.M.F. Freestyle"
- St. Joe Louis ft. Rew Mec, Daniel Joseph & PH "Members Only (Remix)" (prod. by Def Dom)
- C.I.O.N. Burris ft. Deal - The Villain "Ghost of Charles Barkley"
- Recess "Escalators"
- Blitz The Ambassador "Yɛ da mo ase (Ghana Black Stars)"
- Dave Raps "Sounds So Good" (prod. by Vee Nyce)
- Dangafield ft. Sean Price "Da Finest (Remix)"
- The Pack "We Want Some Pussy"
- Ill Legit "I'm Ill"
- Corey Black "Stylin'" (prod. by InHouse Productions)
- Indiana Rome ft. Theresa Payne "Dream" (prod. by InHouse Productions)
- King FOE & Whygee ft. Julox "Changes" (prod. by S.O.)
- Everliven Sound "Days of Faster"
- Moeses Soulright The 2nd "2010 State Of The Union"
- Intalek "I'm The Man" (prod. by Ritchcraft)
- MiLKMEN "Power (Remix)"
- Tom P ft. Playboy Tre & Aleon Craft "Time Flies"
- S.T. "Nevermind The Interest"
- Manni Festo "Never Too Much"
- MustListenTo "The Cycle"
- Rubberoom "Black Box"
- Hearskra-z "Open Window Of Opportunity" (prod. by Trifeckta)
- DecadeZ "With Keisha"
- Cambatta "Cocky"
- Famoso ft. Bekay "Dirty Fighters" (prod. by Undefined)
- Knightstalker ft. Stumik "Sinister Fate"
- Genrokka "Young, Gifted & Black" [Bonus Beats Boom Blake & Genrokka "Keep Telling Me"]
- Catch Wreck "Outta Control" [clean | dirty]
- 6:47 "Nostalgic"
- Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys "Empire State Of Mind (DC Breaks Remix)"
- DJ Madd - FABRICLIVE Promo Mix
- DJ Books - Classic Reggae Mega-Mix Part 2
- Bloggerhouse Presents Old To The New
- Get Your Buzz Up Vol 1 "NYC To Philly" (Hosted by DJ NoPhrillz)
- RTD Presents Explizit One The Hustler EP
- DJ Delz x Wordsmith Present Jackin' for Beats: Wordplay Edition
- 100 Akres Presents The Cyndi Lauper Beat Tape
- FuseBox Radio (Week Of 6/30/2010)
- The Mad Bloggers Weekly Podcast, EP14
- Von Pea So Motivational: The Most Skullduggery of Mixtapes
Here's Serius Jones freestyling in Hollywood:
Enjoy the long weekend. I've got a special tape dropping on Sunday. Holla!
Dave Raps "Sounds So Good" (prod. by Vee Nyce): It's been a little over a year since I introduced you to Dave Raps with "Liquor, White Hoes", which was a Spring Break anthem that got slept on. The homey Vee Nyce passed this track over yesterday, and it's in a different lane - that beat is hyper seductive, and Dave doesn't hesitate, spittin' on a number of things that end up going back to a bad ass chick. This cut is taken from Yes, I Do..., so if you fucks with this, you need to get on that.
Recess "Escalators": Here's another leak from the Sene/theClubhouse Recess project. This is an interesting mix - I dig these cuts because while they are a bit left of center, it's a great mix, really a true hybrid sound. I hope they are going to push this as a live thing.
Shouts to J57 and Soul Khan for putting their interns onto the site, too - greatly appreciated!
previous Recess ft. Donwill "Dance Pants"
Grit Grammar ft. Genesis Elijah "Hard Times" (prod. by Baron Samedi) [clean | dirty]: Here's some fresh new UKHH from Grit's forthcoming album, Life Music, featuring RTD friend Genesis Elijah. 1Xtra's Charlie Sloth has already championed this record, and is set to help push Grit's album into the stratosphere. This is for those grown mans dem, reminiscing on life, yeah?
Shouts to Numonics for this one.
Before Von Pea drops Pea's Gotta Have It, he releases this sick mixtape... the MOST SKULLDUGGERY OF MIXTAPES, featuring cuts you might not have heard, and some gems that got lost on the way, featuring the Lessondary camp, Danny!, Sene, XV and many more. I've had the pleasure of jamming to this over the last couple of weeks, and am glad to drop it on the public. Oh, (Cover) ArtByShake. Shouts to Meka.
DOWNLOAD Von Pea So Motivational: The Most Skullduggery of Mixtapes
King FOE & Whygee ft. Julox "Changes" (prod. by S.O.): Last week, we got a lil' preview of FOE & WhyGee's Dispensary Music project, and I just got passed an exclusive off of it. Hah, memories... you hear that sample in there, too, right? This is for those who stay stuck on varying types of "medicine", over a perfectly placed, space-y track. That PERFECT art? Shouts to happylittletreesdesign, and big up to Kid Hum for the hookup!
Quick story: a few hours after making my post about Rammellzee's passing, I got an e-mail from a member of his family. They thought they were making a comment on the post, and their remarks were very sweet, spreading love to Ramm from here to the hereafter. After conversing with them for a bit, I was given info on Ramm's death that I'm now allowed to share. I'm seeing more media outlets reporting on his life and untimely death, but I wasn't seeing much on the cause.
The NY Times did report that he died after a long illness, and I'm hearing that liver failure was what took Rammellzee on the night of June 28th. I'm being told that he didn't want some big wake or anything, but wanted to go out with a party. Details on the service and such are to follow, as the family is still dealing with their loss. Respect to them for holding it together in a time like this. If/when I get more info on this, I'll let you know.
Shouts to guys like eskay for giving his thoughts, and to noz for tumblin' a bunch of Rammellzee quotes, thoughts, videos and such. Dude's legacy is felt throughout the scene, and pieces of his experimentation in a number of fields still resound today. I hope someone does a true tribute or comprehensive piece on Rammellzee, as while I know of him from my own Hip-Hop studies and excursions, Rammellzee on wax can be expensive, so obtaining his work, especially his early stuff, has been the stuff fingers get dusty for.
Another pioneer has left us, but we should use this as another example to stay up on our history, and keep the names of the legends of Hip-Hop ringin'. Keep it locked.
EDIT Here's a Facebook tribute page, and a dope article from Fast Company.
Been a month since Mic Wilson turned the "Lights Out", and with PreZZure.net turning 2 today, he passed me a couple of jawns from Phase Two, which is out on August 31st...
Mic Wilson "Reach Out": Love the sample on this one, and he goes off on those succulent females that cats are scoping out... everywhere. Those ones you just want to reach out and... yeah, you get me. Nice use of the vocal in the sample, too.
Mic Wilson "Good Times": Hah, Mic ain't playing around with these beats man! Here's something to tip your glasses to.
Two dope, quick shots... might get another one in the VERY near future.
Rubberoom "Black Box": The first leak from The Opus of The Opus featured Slug; this next leak features Rubberoom sounding the horns and going in on some warfare shit about the fall of their 3-2-1- label. This is the last track recorded as Rubberoom.
I love/hate meeting people on twitter and not realizing what kind of shit they are into. This cat @FreshNerd is someone I've rapped with over varying things, didn't know too much about what the guy did, and I get this amazing project in my inbox earlier today! FN flipped Cyndi Lauper's debut album She's So Unusual (yes, that's the one with "She Bop", "Time After Time" and "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun") and freaked each track. What might be fun is playing this and guessing which track got flipped - then listening to the very end of each track, as the original is revealed!
DOWNLOAD 100 Akres presents The Cyndi Lauper Beat Tape
Indiana Rome ft. Theresa Payne "Dream" (prod. by InHouse Productions): Smooth track about your dream lady from Force-member @IndianaRome. This is the first taste of his Who The Hell Left The Gate Open project, and is the kind of throwback classic that grown-folks can get down to. Two-step to this with a fist full of that good cognac, ya dig?
St. Joe Louis ft. Rew Mec, Daniel Joseph & PH "Members Only (Remix)" (prod. by Def Dom): Behind the scenes, SJL has been working on a number of things. RTD Records will be releasing the single for "Good Morning" in the near future, the project is still on the horizon, and SJL has been coordinating a Remix EP for Almost There. This leak is the first peak, featuring a new track from Def Dom (who culled Brokn.Englsh's The Drawing Board), Elite Assembly members Rew Mec & Daniel Joseph, and the MC formerly known as Pumpkinhead. I already know J57 did a remix for this project, and there should be some surprises in store. Bang!
I actually meant to get this up earlier, but with work being done over on DOA and such, I got sidetracked. We've been leaking tracks for this for a month or so, but now it's time for the full released, mixed by DJ Delz, presented by 2DBz and featuring one of the hardest working MCs I know (and have known for like 5, 6 years I believe), Wordsmith. I saw he just returned from overseas, and I imagine he has at least two more projects to drop before 2010 is over. Features on this include the Nu Revolution camp as well as Roc Marciano, Sha Stimuli, K-Sparks, Ruste Juxx and more!
Word from Fab 5 Freddy is that Rammellzee, one of Hip-Hop's true legends, has passed away. If you saw Style Wars, you should definitely remember his seminal track "Beat Bop" with K-Rob and the oft-debated role of Basquiat as producer (many say he worked on the beat, while others say he had more of a Hollywood-esque producer style, aka FUNDING). I'd go on about them any ideas and theories he concocted (hit his website for those), or his roots within the early days of Hip-Hop, but really, you should do your own research. Or do the knowledge...
I'm not seeing any media outlets speaking on this (although it was added to his Wikipedia page), but that's how it goes. I will say that cats like DOOM, Kool Keith and other subverts were cut from RAMMs' cloth. A true original and Hip-Hop Pioneer.
Here's an interview from Noz with RAM circa 2008, and Jeff Weiss posted up an MP3 of "Beat Bop" as well as a dope interview on PotW. Do the knowledge and pay some respect. Rest in Power, RAMM.
"Step Aside" featuring Jakk Frost, Side Effect, Baby Blak & Daniela Romeo is the 3rd leak off Cimer Amor's producer compilation Taking Nowhere, Somewhere (TNS) which drops today through Coalmine Records. The album features guest appearances from Sha Stimuli, King Magnetic, Torae, Side Effect, Baby Blak, CAEN Project, Jakk Frost and many more. Cop it here on iTunes!
I hit you with a preview on Friday, and now the full instrumental EP from EMS' own Explizit One, who has laced beats for cats like Jaysaun, Special Teamz, the mighty Edo G and many more. The ill thing is, he took to this like a film score, "telling the story of a Hustler caught up in the fast life and just trying to find the right path in life, all told in beat form". This is a free preview leading up to E One's album, Out My Mama's Basement.
Neako "B.M.F. Freestyle": I was actually chatting with Rodney from GSHH about Neako's buzz - dude might be one of the next from NJ to make some noise. He tackles Rawse's "BMF" instrumental, and puts his stamp on it. Not only is The Rubix Cube Yellow Edition out on July 23rd, but Neak mentions that Junkfood 2: The 2nd Store Run is on the way, too! GFC!
Fresh mixtape from Coast 2 Coast, Official Street Radio and a grip of other talented spots, hosted by the one and only DJ NoPhrillz. Features include Nico The Beast, Panama, 2ew Gunn Ciz, Money First and plenty more ill acts from NYC to Philly. Hit the jump for the goods!
From winning DOA/UAF DnB competitions to being featured on Mistajam's show, my boy DJ Cable has been on FIRE! To add to that heat, he was recently featured on MTV UK; he discussed his accolades, #thugstep and other bits, and graciously named checked myself and RTD. Massive respect, Cable! Now just so you guys know, Cable's following up Fuck Thugstep Vol. 1 with a new edition, set to drop in a month's time (or so). It will feature some blends you might have heard before, as well as some fresh exclusives - hopefully by some Brooklyn MC who shall remain nameless. We'll see - as per usual, I'll keep you abreast to that and other bits of thugsteppery. It's great to hear that one of my favorite DJs, and someone I consider a friend, is getting that kind of shine. Nice one.
Genrokka "Young, Gifted & Black": I first introduced you guys to Gen via Money First's "Gettin' Money"; if you were smart, you "Where Did She Go" off of the DJ Books-mixed Crawl B4 U Walk, and earlier today I got this quick shot over a classic Kane instrumental. Gen (PKA Genera'l) represents Trenton, and has been putting in work - you might have heard him on mixtapes from DJs Doo Wop and Green Lantern to local favorites like Plexx. Genrokka has a few projects on deck, from The Credit Union with Money First's Boom Blake, as well as his album Give U Me (the single "Give U Me" should be coming out soon).
Bonus Beats Boom Blake & Genrokka "Keep Telling Me"
I've not listened to today's show to know what transpired - and even from the video, it's hard to tell - but that's the beautiful Velvet Sky from TNA slapping Rosenberg. I'd go ham on some wrestling insider nonsense, but that's for black rasslin'; I will say that Rosenberg does do the Official TNA Podcast with Andrew Goldstein, so don't be surprised if they just pulled an Andy Kaufman/Jerry Lawler on you. Just sayin'! Well played, whatever it is, Pete!
C.I.O.N. Burris ft. Deal - The Villain "Ghost of Charles Barkley": Brokn.Englsh's Mr. C.I.O.N. Burris beasted "Ghost of Christopher Wallace" like Chuck in the paint, you dig me? And this isn't the Phoenix Suns Chuck - this is the red uniform Sixers Chuck. The thing is, DTV (who ironically calls me Diddy) plays super Puff on this. As a matter of fact, Cion might be pissed, but I didn't upload the version he blasted - this is the unedited version with DTV goin' ham about you bitch ass niggas ass fuckers. Pure comedy, but like Eminem said "I joke when I say I'm the best in the booth but a lot of truth is said in jest". Deal with THAT, pens.
The ARE & B.E. is on the way...
previous The ARE & Brokn.Englsh "Can't Fuck With Detroit"