Archive for 06/01/2010 - 07/01/2010

MiLKMEN "Wake Up" Single Artwork

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If you've been following the MiLKMEN, you've seen a lot of progress. These cats should definitely be the next to blow, and judging by their "Wake Up" video, it's finna go down. Above is the cover art for their "Wake Up" single, which should be dropping on RTD Records soon. I'll keep you lot posted.

Mike Classic x French Montana

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Cymarshall Law & The Beatnikz Freedom Express Line Cover+Tracklist

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Cy just put out the Everliven Sound LP, but got a new deal with XOXO/Sony Red, and has an album with long-time collaborators The Beatnikz that's due out on August 31st. Here's the tracklist:

1. My Platform (Express Line Intro)
2. Zion Land
3. Believe This (No Money)
4. The Flyness
5. Give i Fi i Name
6. Armagideon
7. Door Peep
8. Love feat. Mary Lou
9. Don't Kill Your Brother feat. Skit Slam
10. Come Mek We Run
11. Where I Am
12. A Little Way Different
13. Almost Home

You can pre-sale the album via Amazon. Homey is on tour this summer, peep these dates:

July 17th - Lyndhurst NJ Show @ The Locker Room Sports Bar 231 Stuyvesant Ave
July 23rd - w/ Canibus - July 23rd New Brunswick , NJ @ Court Tavern
July 30th in Innsbruck , Austria : http://www.pmk.or.at/
August 7th in Berlin , Germany - Berlin Tube Station (Friedrichstra├če 180)
August 14th Munich , Germany - Munich Crux (Lederstr.3)
August 21st - Album release Bday/Party Show - @ Court Tavern 124 Church Street , New Brunswick NJ

Nucci Reyo On 97.5 Jersey Live

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Bonus Beats Nucci Reyo "Your Enemy" (prod. by Novalist)

FWMJ's Rappers I Know presents J. Bizness 3P Series [Vol. 4]

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The latest in J Bizness' 3P Series features duo Tomorrow, Yesterday smacking the proverbial shit out of Bizness' funk. Almost wish this shit was more than three tracks, as this might be the best mixture from this series so far! If you missed Volumes 1-3, hit up illregularinstrumentals.com.

DOWNLOAD FWMJ's Rappers I Know presents J. Bizness 3P Series [Vol. 4]
<a href="http://jbizness.bandcamp.com/album/fwmjs-rappers-i-know-presents-j-bizness-3p-series-vol-4">You Stoopid by J.Bizness</a>

[video] E Reece "Fly Hi"

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Bonus Beats E Reece "Fly Hi"

Big Pooh & M-Dot "No Surrendering"

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Big Pooh & M-Dot "No Surrendering" (prod. by Explizit One, Cuts by DJ Family Tyz): Not a week after The Hustler EP drops that we get this sick, sick tune from E One's Out My Mama's Basement LP, featuring fellow EMS bredren M-Dot and motherfucking Big Poo housing shit. Tough track, too. Proper Hip-Hop.


Bun B "Let Em Know"

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Bun B "Let Em Know" (prod. by DJ Premier) [clean | dirty]: Talk about real motherfucking Hip-Hop. Trill O.G. is out August 3rd, yadda yadda. Fuck that. Ain't no track out right now realer than this, if you're really really really trying to go in with the Hip-Hop. Vintage Primo beat. Nothing too complex, but it had that perfect loop. Priceless. Bun even goes in with a lil more of an older-school flow - starting each verse off the same way. I know what I'll be playing for the rest of the summer.




And B.Dot says a video is on the way? Wow...

[video] Rick Ross ft. John Legend "Sweet Life"

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[video] Capone-N-Noreaga "My Attribute"

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[video] 6th Sense "Story of No One"

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Directed by Derek Pike. It's A 6th Sense Beat Yo!! Volume 2 drops tomorrow, July 13th.

Bonus Beats 6th Sense "Story of No One"

previous [video] 6th Sense "Inspire"

Neako "Resume & Name"

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Neako "Resume & Name": The trailer for this dropped 5 days ago, and that tone has been stuck in my head since. Crazy melody. Here's the full track. Be on the lookout for The Rubix Cube: Yellow Edition, which is set to drop on July 23rd.


Monday Hate Ep 2

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Hopefully you enjoyed Ep 1 of my "Monday Hate" series for dumhi.com. Ep 2 is out, and I don't like it. It came from a good source, but I think it was executed poorer than the first. Still entertaining, and a healthy dose of REAL TALK. I might could need to knock one out tonight... another article, not a poo-butt mufucka who is looking me all in my face. Anyways, enjoy. Shouts to Haj, that bastard.

Psy:am [RTDLTD006]

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Out today is the latest release on RTDLTD, and it's also the first dubstep release on the imprint. Psy:am has been moving from strength to strength, and what's dope is that as ill as this release is, he's since been making some HEAVIER tunes! Really upping the ante. Hit the jump for info on this release and links to download.

L.E.G.A.C.Y. ft. Keisha Shontelle "Can't Tell Me Nothin'"

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L.E.G.A.C.Y. ft. Keisha Shontelle "Can't Tell Me Nothin'": After the critical praise that his Month of Mayhem accumulated, Leg is back with a new project, Featuring L.E.G.A.C.Y. Pt. 2, which will be presented by KevinNottingham.com and DJ Forge. You guys might remember FL Pt. 1, which HipHopDX helped put out back in 2007 - this is bigger and better. Anyways, I love hearing Keisha get her Kanye on in this one, and Leg murdering one of my favorite Kanye tracks is priceless.


RTD Interview: Tamara Ramos

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When people think of bastions of art within the Northeast/East Coast, they might scream "PHILLY" before thinking of Trenton. Growing up in Trenton, I've seen the art scene here thrive - whether its the Vicious Styles Crew throwing up beautiful murals, Leon Rainbow expressing himself on a female's body, the annual Art All Night festival or many other events, Trenton is thriving. While Gallery 125 recently had to close its doors due to lack of funds, that in no way destroyed the art scene here, as seen with Tamara Ramos' Euphemia Photography. Ms. Ramos has been through a lot, but has taken her life experience, coupled it with her love of photography, and has channeled that energy positively into helping cultivate the city's scene at large. I threw up the poster for the Euphemia art reception that's going down on August 7th, and figured it'd make sense to speak with the woman who does art locally, and makes sure to reach out to positive entities that help support the city as well. What I find out is how she came up with the name "Euphemia", what goes into starting these kinds of events, and got a nice portrait of someone who's trying to inject positive influence into a city that's seen by the outside as being more cold and negative. There's a lot of beauty in this jungle...

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2010: A (2)Dope Montage

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Via Meka.

[video] MiLKMEN "Show Me A Good Time (Remix)"

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previous MiLKMEN "Show Me A Good Time (Remix)"

The Boondocks S03E11: "The Lovely Ebony Brown"

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previous The Boondocks S03E10: "The Story of Lando Freeman"

[video] Slim Thug ft. Z-Ro "Gangsta"

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DMT [RTDLTD005]

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Here's the 2nd release from RTDLTD to drop in June 2010.

Mr. Dymz v. The Vortex [RTDLTD004]

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For some reason, the month of June flew by me, and I didn't get up a link INRE RTDLTD004, a dope DnB trek to Indonesia. Hit the jump for the press release, as well as links to purchase this banger of a release.

[video] Rick Ross ft. Styles P "B.M.F."

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[video] Capone-N-Noreaga "Pain"

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Mayhem "Summertime"

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Mayhem "Summertime": EMS' Mayhem has a new mixtape, Early May 2 (Retro May) on the way, and this is a taste of what you can expect. Yes, he flipped the classic, with a lil' twist of his own flavorings. Turn this one up while you've got a couple things on the grill and cool out.


Keon Supreme "Flow"

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Keon Supreme "Flow" (prod. by Jansport J): Some Cali flavor for you today, provided by @KeonSupreme over a banger of a @JansportJ track. Keon's album, SUPREME, is set to drop July 26th, and I'm gonna pray the rest of the album rocks as hard as this does. Shit's tough, you feel me? You fuck with this? Grab MakingSupreme: The Appetizer.

Joe Stu "Alleywayz"

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Joe Stu "Alleywayz" (prod. by W.E.T. Productions): Been a few months since Dot Got It dropped Joe's Stamp of Approval tape, so I'm glad they passed me this new cut of his. This track is kind of wild - Joe gives you a lil' tour of his alley way. Word from DGI is that he sorted them out a dozen more freestyles and songs, so let this be the warning shot.


Manni Festo Translating Universal Noises

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I previewed a cut off of this a few weeks back, and I'm glad Manni Fest hit me with the full project. I've been able to sit down with it, and it's really a dope project. He even got the homey Volition on a feature! Love hearing that #NJHipHop going down. If you wanna get in touch with Manni, hit him up on twitter or via his MySpace page. Hit the jump for the tracklist and download link.

[preview] MustListenTo The Cycle: Gray

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previous MustListenTo "The Cycle"

[video] Kid Adrift "Oxytocin"

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This video was directed by DnB producer High Contrast. If you dig this, the Oxytocin EP is due out tomorrow (July 12th). DnB producer Cyantific threw together a remix. Oddly enough, two DnB heads got down with this project in some way, but its definitely not Drum & Bass.

Kid Adrift - Oxytocin - Cyantific & Wilkinson Rmx by WorkItMedia

Grind Time: Ness Lee vs. Illmaculate

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Thundermania 2

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previous Thundermania 1

Botchamania 138

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Botchamania 137

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Botchamania 136

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Botchamania 135

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Botchamania 131

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Tyler, The Creator ft. Earl "AssMilk"

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Tyler, The Creator ft. Earl "AssMilk": So yeah, I'm at work yesterday, and Elucid hits me with the "Earl" video, which is a proper mindfuck full of hilarity and blood, and I'm blown away. I'm also surprised that more cats aren't up on Odd Future. When I heard Earl and the tape this featured track is from, Bastard, I got the feelings I felt when I first got put on to Eminem ("'97 Bonnie & Clyde")... and I missed that feeling. Proper disturbing excellence, but the thing about OF is these cats are true DIY. This is 2010 Punk Rock By Niggas. Most cats scream that "we don't give a fuck" shit and you laugh b/c we are all in on the joke, but OF truly doesn't give a fuck, and I don't think they have to say it. You can tell by all of their self-produced videos, artwork, beats and just the raw energy from the music... and very artistic. I used to chill with a lot of skate heads when I was in high school, and you could feel the energy while around them, but most of those cats just got drunk and filmed themselves. Odd Future takes it to the next level, and brings a necessary element to the Hip-Hop game. This is the sound of niggas who have been outcasts, but instead of trying to assimilate, retreat to their homes and put those feelings of angst and rage into creative expression. I can only hope that a nigga like Tyler could become one of these moguls, own his own empire. Or an island. "The Creator" is a great name for him, and wish is that he full realizes whatever dreams he has.




Oh, and expect to keep seeing OF shit on RTD whenever they drop. I'm fucking with their movement, and want to see these niggas get some shine.

Legit The (Post) Graduate Tape

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And here's what I've definitely been waiting for. One of Chitown's ILLEST, and one of the next generation's best, Legit is a true lyrical giant, and continues his scholastic-themed mixtape series with The (Post) Graduate Tape, which features the third edition of his "Poetry Club" series, as well as bars from BlackSmith, Eli, Wheatie G, Murph and more. Just a great tape to throw into your headphones and zone out to. Blast this shit.

Proph "That Ain't Love"

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Proph "That Ain't Love": Here's a cut that Rodney GSHH hit me with earlier. This leak is from Proph's Flight Delayed, which is set to drop on July 17th for $5. Simple. Dude pours his heart out like a 40 over the blacktop beat, showing you where he came from and his desire to go pro.


KVBeats ft. Chaundon "Maria"

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KVBeats ft. Chaundon "Maria": Been a minute since I first got put on to KVBeats, and he linked up with Chaun to give us a lil' tale about a Puerto Rican miss that he had a fling with. Perfect summer vibe - I imagine a lot of you guys out there have had a summer love with a Rican mami. Enjoy this one.


Trackstar the DJ Boogie Bang 24

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It's been a minute since Boogie Bang 23, so Track had to bring in the one and only Skyzoo to host this latest mixtape of cuts, featuring jawns from Royce Da 5'9, Joell Ortiz, The Roots, various members of The Force and a gang of other beats. Shouts to TSS.

[video] Old Money "Jubilee"

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[trailer] Tyler The Creator & Domo Genesis Rolling Papers

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Via EARMILK.

[video] Toki Wright "More Fiya"

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MiLKMEN "Show Me A Good Time (Remix)"

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MiLKMEN "Show Me A Good Time (Remix)": Hah I wonder if these niggas knew that this was my favorite beat off of Drake's album... after the illness that is the "Wake Up" video, the MiLKs don't stop. And a video for this is dropping soon as well - ill!


Pugs Atomz On All Elements Radio

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Friday, July 9th 2010 playlist

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Thinking...

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RTD_PLAYLIST_(07022010-07082010).ZIP (~770MB)

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I'm getting into this Odd Future shit. Don't mind me.



Thanks, as always. Holla.

[video] Earl SweatShirt "Earl"

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Whoa. NSFW. Video directed by AG Rojas. Shouts to Elucid for putting me on to this post from cooleh. Noz tumbled a mixtape from Tyler The Creator entitled Bastard - apparently this is Earl's crew? I'm new to all of this. Someone put me on!

EDIT Found Earl (via The MeltinP0t Co).

Final EDIT So I've finally figured it all out. oddfuture.com for everything OFWGKTA. Grab that shit. Seriously. It's dope. Noz said it best.

[video] Black Spade "I Heart"

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Bonus Beats Black Spade ft. Simeon & Vic Spencer "I Heart" [via TSS]

Wiley's Zip Files

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Wow - the word is that not only did Wiley sack his manager on twitter, but he's leaked 11 zips, full of FREE MUSIC! We're talking like 170+ tunes, with more to come (I see via grimeforum.com that Zip 12 is "coming soon"). I'm not even the biggest Wiley fan, but I like seeing cats just release so much music for free. It can be liberating. If you're a fan of homey's work, it's definitely Christmas come VERY early!

Euphemia Art Reception (8/07/2010)

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No Justice For Oscar Grant

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Of course the cop who was so idiotic that he murdered a man with what he thought was a tazer got involuntary manslaughter. Of course that happened. Of course this also went down the same night LeBron James made a ridiculous choice in an asinine bidding war.

Of course. No justice for Oscar Grant. Holla if you hear me.

FuseBox Radio (Week Of July 7th, 2010)

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[stream] LeBron James "The Decision"

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Fat Joe "No Problems"

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Fat Joe "No Problems" (prod. by Scoop Deville) [clean | dirty]: Wow... this record is super tough IMO! Scoop retains those "I Wanna Rock" drums but flips a Public Enemy-inspired Flash Gordon sample in there? Why is The Darkside Vol. 1 sounding so nice!?! Word is Funkmaster Flex recently dropped the bomb on this one... I like it.




Shouts to Miss Info/dirty via 2DBz.

Jersey Fresh Graffiti Jam 2010

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Distortion 2 Static x DaVinci

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Bonus Beats DaVinci ft. San Quinn "Clean Ass Whip"

The Dre Skuffs Project Documentary, Part 3

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Check out Parts 1 + 2, and download the project, HERE.

[video] 6th Sense "Inspire"

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Here's the first video from 6th Sense's It's A 6th Sense Beat Yo!! Volume 2, whichi s set to drop on July 13th; 6th asked a number of dope visual artists and directors to cook up some sick visuals for the beats - Kristopher Kristopher Layng kicks it off:



Bonus Beats 6th Sense "Inspire"

Grip Plyaz 6 Pack Vol. 1: A Prelude To Purp, Wind & Fire

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I was intrigued when I heard "Step Out", and was amazed when I got sent "WHATDAHELLAREDOZE", and as he promised, TSS' Gotty sent over 6 Pack Volume 1: A Prelude To Purp, Wind & Fire, a six-track sampler of Gripz Plyaz cuts mixed by DJ FU and presented by The Smoking Section. Get familiar, as I imagine your favorite blog will be all about dude by the end of this year.

DJ Jazzy Jeff x Questlove LIVE At The Roots Picnic (6/5/2010)

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Looks like Jazzy Jeff and Questlove (with Skillz as hypeman) got their Fix Your Face on at this year's Roots Picnic. Love shit like this.

DOWNLOAD DJ Jazzy Jeff x Questlove LIVE At The Roots Picnic (6/5/2010) [via It's All The Way Live]

[preview] DJ Shadow "Def Surrounds Us"

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I saw Zane Lowe tweet about premiering this earlier this week, and I caught the tail-end on his live stream, and was in awe. Heads over at URB are championing the DnB/dubstep vibes within the track, but I think this lends more to DJ Shadow's experimental flair in terms of Electro. I get peeved when people throw in breakbeats into a track and it's automatically labeled "Drum & Bass" - it has inspiration, but slow down. This is ill nonetheless, just take a listen:



Word is he's got a lot of work to do to finish an album, but I'm definitely wondering if he's going to tackle this sound even further.

"Why Hasn't The Industry Sued Girl Talk?"

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Spotted over on GRANDGOOD.

Raplord.com Presents Big S.I.N. (6/30/2010)

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5 O'Clock Shadowboxers x Curly Castro LIVE Freestyle (6/19/2010)

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Via CLAP COWARDS.

The Audible Doctor "Free"

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The Audible Doctor "Free" (prod. by marink): The last time a lot of you heard that AD flavor was on his Crackers project, which was heavier on his production than his rhymes... so it's good to hear the homey flip and bounce this heavenly beat from marink. Coastin'! J57 says that this is taken from AD's Some Stuff EP, which will be the free pre-cursor to his upcoming full length album, Trust Me, I'm A Doctor. This will drop on No Money Records - if you wanna read a dope interview with AD, hit up the No Money Newsletter and hit pages 3, 4 and 5. Live free.


Killa Kyleon ft. DJ Khaled, Rick Ross & Yung Chill "I Am The Hood"

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Killa Kyleon ft. DJ Khaled, Rick Ross & Yung Chill "I Am The Hood" (prod. by Yung Chill): OMG It's AMG. Here's another one of those hood anthems that Khaled has to always put his stamp on. Even if you don't like this, the shit's infectious - that hook gets you, and adding Rawse to the mix? I see where you're going, Kyleon. It's hot out there - don't be surprised if this is banging out of whips in your hood.




previous DJ Drama & Killa Kyleon Natural Born Killa

Avriel Epps "Gave You Away"

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Avriel Epps "Gave You Away": I wish the radio had more tracks like this. Tell me this couldn't work on your local Pop station - it's very catchy, but it has a nice lil' knock underneath. Nice to hear that she produced this track; now, you won't find this on the EP Avriel did with Cook Classics, which just makes me that much more excited to hear what's on it! Shouts to Tunji.




previous Cook Classics ft. Avriel Epps "Bouncer"

[video] Mazzi "Love Is Love"

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Theo Martins "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (The Feather)"

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The year is 1931. Persistent rumors of a tentacled sea monster attacking ships in the Pacific Ocean have created fear amongst sailors, disrupting the shipping lanes and slowing trade. Captain Theo Martins and his assistant board their vessel and make their way to the deep blue sea to find out what is really going on.

After months scouring the vast ocean, the monster strikes, ramming the naval frigate. The ship’s hull is destroyed and Captain Theo is thrown overboard. He drifts in the ocean, eventually finding a strange-looking metal vessel, and realizes the "monster" is a man-made "submerging boat,” that has been deserted.

Blown far off course, Theo enters uncharted territory. In this new land there’s a great cave, and inside it lies “The Feather,” a treasure guarded by a great nest of giant squid for the last two centuries. If used improperly “The Feather” could harm millions.

As he nears the cave, a squid attacks, and he’s caught in its tentacles. Ned, having escaped from captivity in the struggle, jumps to Theo's rescue and saves his captor's life. Theo takes hold of “The Feather” and intends to share his gem of the sea with the world.

<a href="http://theomartins.bandcamp.com/track/20-thousand-leagues-the-feather">20 Thousand Leagues (The Feather) by TheoMartins</a>

[video] Fat Joe ft. Trey Songz "If It Ain't About Money"

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[video] Tone Trump "Better Dayz Freestyle"

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Dream McClean "Saxon"

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Dream McClean "Saxon": I've been all about Chase & Status' "Saxon" for a minute now, and was super-disappointed when Nicki Minaj went in on it. How she can attack some beats like she really loves it and then feels the need to pussyfoot on this one was beyond me. Dream McClean stepped up and did a proper version to it, but I still feel like we've not heard this beat properly be brutalized yet. I was asked to keep this one locked down, but it looks like it's been unleashed, so enjoy it... and hope we finally get someone to truly decimate it.




Via Team Supreme.

OnSMASH Invasion: Joell Ortiz (6/29/2010)

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[trailer] Neako "Resume & Name"

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The MP3 for this will be dropping on the 12th of July.

Phony Ppl "If This Is How Love Feels"

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Phony Ppl "If This Is How Love Feels": Interesting track I got sent the other day. This NYC band is made up of 16 to 18 year olds that have won their share of "Battle of the Bands" competitions in New York City, as well as performed with the likes of Naughty By Nature, Afrika Bambataa, not to mention getting an official co-sign from the one and only Q-Tip. This cut I got sent (whattup Tram?) is definitely more of an RnB vibe, but I'm told their true steeze lies in their genre-blending, which you should be able to hear in their pre-album, WTF Is Phonyland. Give them a listen - I give them my approval, shit's dope.


Spa ft. AC "Rave Of The Town"

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Spa ft. AC "Rave Of The Town" (prod. by Insizion): Been a minute since I've gotten some new music from Spa, but it looks like he has been working on a sick mixtape, Propse A Toast, which features that ill "Melo, Bron or Kobe" with Whygee, as well as cats like AC and STS. Spa linked up with the Latin from Staten to beat this mid-tempo beat into shape. The tape should be dropping VERY soon, so be on the lookout!


NiNa Sky: The OtherSide (Episode 1)

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previous Nina Sky "You Ain't Got It (Funk That)"

Versis "The Journey(4U)"

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Versis "The Journey(4U)" (prod. by Dibia$e): Been a couple of months since I've heard some new Versis, so it's only right that he sent over the first single from his iLLCANDESCENT album, which is his long-awaited debut LP that drops on August 9th. Love the jazzy-tinge that Dibia$e flipped for this one, which allowed Versis to do what he does best - look inward and lay that out in his rhymes. Should be a dope album, but you already knew that.

Artwork by Black Marmalade.

Bonus Beats Versis "Travelin'" (prod. by T.Hemingway) [via AJB]

[video] MiLKMEN "Wake Up"

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C'mon Son 15

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Suave The Ape "Foul Life"

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Suave The Ape "Foul Life": New Brunswick's favorite Ape hit me with this one the other day and I finally got a chance to check it, and goddamn... sounds like some shit I'd play the hell out of back in the early '90s. Some Maxell tape shit. Really feels like Big L - not lyrically, just in ferocity. This is taken from Suave's Jazz Poems Of Naturalism, which is set to drop sometime this Summer. Blast this and pass some henny and Cristal in a plastic cup or some shit. BONG!

[video] Reflection Eternal "Ballad Of The Black Gold"

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[video] Dice The Nicest ft. Black Karma "Step My Game Up (Remix)"

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This song is a tribute to the legendary hip hop group Little Brother whom did the original song. "Step My Game Up" is on Dice The Nicest's "Almost Famous" and Dice The Nicest and Black Karma's group project "R.S.V.P.".

previous [video] Dice The Nicest "I'm Dope"

Shunda K "Here I Am To Save The World (Scripts & Screwz Remix)"

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Shunda K "Here I Am To Save The World (Scripts & Screwz Remix)": I fucked with Yo! Majesty. They got a good amount of press for being no-nonsense chicks who liked to fuck with all kinds of freaked-out beats. From what I've heard, Shunda K left b/c her tolerance for nonsense was so low, she left the crew over monetary issues. Whatever the case may be, she's promoting her The Most Wanted album, and the first maxi-single is for her "Here I Am To Save The World", which has her donning her cape and flying over a bevy of bombastic beats. When I got the disc in the mail, I was ecstatic b/c the SNS cats had contributed a remix that's funkier and zanier than the original! They let the kicks play the background and really push that thumping bass to the front, allowing Shunda's rapid-fire lyrics to be matched up with some Acid-lovin' synths and bleeps. Amazing. NME picked this track as one of the "10 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week", placing it at #2... only being beat out by Kanye West.

The Here I Am Maxi-single is out on July 27th.




Bonus Beats Shunda K "Here I Am To Save The World (Nite Club Remix)"