Saturday, June 26, 2010

[trailer] Little Fockers

DJ Books - Classic Reggae Mega-Mix Part 2

Fresh off the positive hype that Crawl B4 U Walk has received, DJ Books (of Theives Theme and the Diggers Union) hit my inbox with this FIRE mixtape of classic Reggae and Dance Hall. He touches down on some sick riddims that you might not know by name, but definitely know by sound, and rounds it off with a choice mega-mix. With as hot as it is out there, you might wanna get ready for your 4th Of July cookouts EARLY with this beast!

The Diplomats "Salute"

The Diplomats "Salute" (prod. by araabMuzik) [clean | dirty]: I forget how much I enjoyed that ignorant Dipset music, and I wasn't really spazzing over the recent reuniting of Cam, Juelz and Jim Jones, but this track is firey. The majority of my appreciation is for arrabMuzik's beat - he HAS to fuck with techno and other forms of EDM, he has those space sounds on lock right now. Pair that with those spastic hi-hats, and Cam, Juelz and Jim Jones could be talking about shooting grandmothers with heroin, shit would sound perfect. Here's that ignant rap for your weekend, trust.




MP3s via Miss Info.

[video] Eminem x The Roots "Won't Back Down" Live On Jimmy Fallon



Shouts to HHNM via YAF.

Friday, June 25, 2010

[video] Ill Legit "I'm Ill"



Bonus Beats Ill Legit "I'm Ill"

Nice one. Be on the lookout for The Life and Rhymes of Ill Legit vol 1, which is the first in a series that will span six years and 200+ songs. Yes, I just said that. Vol 1 drops July 2nd, with the others dropping bi-weekly after that. Bong!

[video] Aloe Blacc "Billie Jean"

[video] 25 Stars Remember Michael Jackson

John Legend x The Roots

The Internets have been going kinda nuts over this John Legend and The Roots album, Wake Up!, which has them taking inspiration from Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign and covering a lot of motivational songs from the '60s and 70's, like Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes "Wake Up". It's true, too - a lot of the lyrical content applies today. Hit the jump for two videos from the project ("Our Generation" and "Hard Times"), as well as an MP3 for "Our Generation".

[video] Fantasia "Bittersweet"

DJ Madd - FABRICLIVE Promo Mix



Tracklist:

DJ Madd - Good Old Days (forthcoming Black Box)
DJ Madd - Funktion 1 (Lime Dubs)
DJ Madd - Dub Marine (Kryptic Minds remix)
DJ Madd - The Battle (?)
DJ Madd - Not Afraid (Lime Dubs)
Seven - Wait (forthcoming Black Box)
Major Lazer - Hold The Line (DJ Madd refix)
Hatcha & Lost - Tattyland (Blackbox)
DJ Madd & Matt-U - Sound System (Tube10)
V.I.V.E.K. - Motherland (forthcoming Deep Medi)
DJ Madd - Flex'd (Ikonika remix) (Boka)
DJ Madd - When I First Met You (forthcoming Subway)

Michael Jackson ft. Ill Al Skratch "They Don't Care About Us (Charles' Full Joint Mix)"

Michael Jackson ft. Ill Al Skratch "They Don't Care About Us (Charles' Full Joint Mix)": Earlier today, the homey @Evorgleb said he was looking for the remix of "They Don't Care About Us" remix featuring Ill Al Skratch, a mix I never knew existed. In the words of Cher, I was all like "Project!" This mix is laid back, a bit more on the Hip-Hop tip than the original (remember all the commotion THAT song started!?), and I kind of wish Ill and Al had a lil more mic time, but it's a different mix than what cats are used to. I threw this up on twitter and it started getting hits immediately, so yeah... lost/hidden gem?

Friday, June 25th 2010 playlist

I know, I normally use boomboxes... but this pic, on this day, is too hard to pass up.

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RTD_PLAYLIST_(06182010-06242010).zip (~782MB)

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And here is the best video, ever. On this day? I had to...

Michael Jackson "Thriller"


Rest in peace, MJ. You might not have felt it while you were here, especially in your last years, but the world misses you and your gifts. Throughout all of the hype and craziness in your life, you definitely gave the world something that will not be forgotten. Rest easy, Mike - we got you.

Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for checking out RTD! One!

[video] Neako "Steady Mobbin'"

Random & DN3 "Enjoy Yourself"

Random & DN3 "Enjoy Yourself": Here's a tribute track to MJ from The RandomBeagle (aka Ran and DN3). Mega dropped a post over on his site about his memories of MJ, with thoughts on what his passing and legacy are to him. Watch out for RandomBeagle's Heroes EP, where DN3 drops beats for Ran to dedicate rhymes to his heroes to.

DJ Green Lantern - Michael Jackson Tribute Mix (Pt. 1)

Apparently this mix is going to air on Atlanta V-103 tonight at 9PM, but its available for download now. Love hearing DJs mix, especially when its a tribute like this. Shouts to Rap Radar.

DOWNLOAD DJ Green Lantern - Michael Jackson Tribute Mix (Pt. 1)

Bonus Beats DJ Lonnie B - Michael Jackson Tribute Mix [via Zilla Says]

Von Pea "Pink"

Von Pea "Pink": Ill. Earlier today, the Tanya Morgan twitter account said that there's a cut that Von did where he chopped up Michael Jackson's "Baby Be Mine" for. I of course have been on that MJ shit heavy today, so Von blessing me with this is a blessing. Love the throwback funk in this - I can see Von doing a video for this in a dark club, straight out of '85, dipping from honey to honey. In a Member's Only jacket, or at least the red jawn Mike used to wear in "Thriller".

Revalation & Strick 9 "EMS Is Ready"

Revalation & Strick 9 "EMS Is Ready": I told you guys I has a cut from Rev! This "Beamer, Benz Or Bentley" massacre is taken from Commercial Poison, the mixtape that Rev and Strick have dropping soon. It's a combination of Pick Ya Poison II and Commercial Interruption, two tapes I helped put out, and is hosted by DJ Red Rocks and presented by some fine sites, including the homies at YNotMyDream. Should be a serious tape - keep it locked for more info on this!

<a href="http://revalation.bandcamp.com/track/ems-is-ready">EMS Is Ready by Revalation</a>

KingPen Slim ft. Jim Jones "My Life is a Movie"

KingPen Slim ft. Jim Jones "My Life is a Movie": I remember hearing this during one of Peter Rosenberg's Jewstream.TV streams, and I know this leaked a WHILE ago, but this is the final version that's mixed, mastered and includes two additional verses. DJ Booth is dropping Slim's The Beam Up 2 on July 28th; this project also features Cassidy, Wale, STS, Oddisee, Phil Adeand plenty more!

Shouts to Langston for this one.

<a href="http://kingpenslim.bandcamp.com/track/my-life-is-a-movie-feat-jim-jones">My Life is a Movie feat. Jim Jones by Kingpen Slim</a>

[preview] Explizit One The Hustler EP

On June 29th, RTD will be presenting Explizit One's new EP, The Hustler EP: A Hustler's Tale In Beat Form. E One reps the EMS crew, and has produced joints for Special Teamz, Edo. G, Jaysaun, M-Dot, N.B.S. and plenty more. "The EP is about a Hustler stuck in the fast life trying to find his way out all told in Beat form with added skits to solidify the tale of a youth gone wrong" - and I have two beats from E One that didn't fit the EP, but are slick nonetheless! Check out these Bonus Beats:

Shouts to Rev, who sent me over a track of his own that I'll post up later...

Wally Clark x MJ Beat Tape

Omen's Graf MJ Tribute, via Senses Lost.

Earlier this week, Wally Clark sent over this beat tape full of instrumentals culled from Michael Jackson tracks. Some really dope stuff on here, all for free - you MCs, grab some of these and make some tributes!

DOWNLOAD Wally Clark x MJ Beat Tape

Deadpool Previews (6/25/2010)

Newsarama has posted previews for three Deadpool comics that drop next week (June 30th), including Doomwar #5 and Wade Wilson's War #2. Shouts to TDB.

DJ Premier - RIP Michael Jackson Tribute Mix

This is my favorite tribute mix from DJ Premier; I remember playing this like crazy when it dropped last summer. The zShare link died, so I figured I'd re-up. Blast this superb tribute to Michael Jackson.

YN's MJ Music

@ElliottWilson put together seven (yes, seven) compilations of his favorite MJ tracks last year, and they just re-upped the post over on Rap Radar. YN did the damn thing - lots of solo MJ material, as well as cuts from The Jackson 5 and The Jacksons. Enjoy this. I'm debating on rewatching This Is It tonight. #RIPMJ

EDIT I've reupped the MP3s for YN & Danyel's Take It Personal, episode #20. Shouts to @caughtintheweb.

Gallery 125's Last Hurrah (6/25/2010)

This just hit the inbox:

After six years of cultivating the arts in downtown Trenton, Gallery 125 will close its doors at the end of the month. Please join us for one last time on Friday as we celebrate the artists that graced its walls, and the supporters that helped make each of its exhibits a success.

There will be light refreshments and jazz by A Collection of Brothers. FREE parking at the Liberty Commons Parking Garage on Front Street (btwn Warren & Broad) starting at 5 PM.

Go support if you're in the area tonight; I do believe the 4 Elements showcase is still up right now. Thanks for everything you've done, Gallery 125.

[video] Drake & Jimmy Kimmel "Tweet Tweet"



Via HHNM, who also posted Drake's interview & performance from his Jimmy Kimmel appearance.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

[preview] SEWN Doctumentary



Bonus Beats Esohel "I Do This" (prod. by Nez & Rio)

the OPUS ft. Slug "The Ocean (Remix)"

the OPUS ft. Slug "The Ocean (Remix)": We just premiered Blending Density, and now we get a leak from The Opus Of The Opus mixtape, which will be blended by Chitown's DJ Risky Bizness, features some ill lyrical tapestries from Slug. Forgot how much I used to love the deeper side of relationship rap.

<a href="http://theopus.bandcamp.com/track/the-ocean-remix-feat-slug">The Ocean (Remix) Feat. Slug by the OPUS</a>

[video] New Kingdom "When Can I See You"



Sadly, this isn't the same group that did Paradise Don't Come Cheap, but this shit rocks all the same. Shouts to Tunji.

<a href="http://newkingdom.bandcamp.com/album/naked-time">Stepped On The Scene by New Kingdom</a>

[stream] NBA Draft 2010

Who's going where? Hit the jump...

[video] J The S ft. Franco "Put My Cape On"

[video] Black Thought - Streetsweeper Radio Freestyle

Crawl B4 U Walk

On the low, we've been hitting you with drops and teases for this tape, and now its upon us. Mixed by Jersey's own DJ Books, and hosted by Beantown's Singapore Kane, OneThree Music, The Thieves Theme, Dub MD and myself present Crawl B4 U Walk, a testament to the quality Hip-Hop that's not really featured for whatever reason. Artists on this tape include Dominique Larue, ASN, MaG, Fatal Mind State, Re-Surch and plenty more, and if I can twist Mal Moe's arm, this will only be the FIRST tape! Hit the jump for download links and the tracklist. Bong!

FuseBox Radio (Week Of 6/23/2010)

Ciara ft. Andre3000, Bei Major & Ludacris "Ride (Remix)"

Ciara ft. Andre3000, Bei Major & Ludacris "Ride (Bei Major Remix)": I walked past a room that had the video on and was perplexed - she got that one off! Jive sent over this, the official remix - they threw Three Stacks' verse at the front, as well as kept Luda's in tact. Mixed and mastered - DJs, get on this.

Fly On The Wall: The ARE & B.E Talk Production



previous The ARE & B.E Teaser #2

FTG "DILLIGAF"

FTG "DILLIGAF": Sean J and Soy are back with a track which is definitely not about Shannon Moore. Word is their "Flip Them Guys" project doesn't have a definite release date (Soy is on military leave), but Sean is putting together an introductory mixtape with DJ Sureshot (and presented by Reign Clothing Boutique), and this is one of the two brand new tracks that will be featured. Hopefully we can get these two collaborating more - their work together is on point.

[video] JI-45 Freestyle 1



I'm not sure what's going on with Joulz/JI-45, but follow him on twitter and facebook and take the journey with me...

Gangland S06, E18: "Better Off Dead"



Latin Kings and the Netas are no joke in Trenton.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

PROFILE: Black Thought & Questlove (The Roots)



Shouts to eskay for this; peep more of Dee's PROFILEs via Vimeo.

DJ Jayvon Presents Sugar Coded Mix 2

[video] Rusko ft. Amber Coffman "Hold On"

Hawdwerk Off The Clock

Seems like just the other day that we previewed this tape... because it was literally the other day. Hawdwerk isn't just a clever rapper name - nigga really puts in work, and with Chuck Dizzle and DJ Hed from Home Grown Radio backing this, we get a nice meal chock full of original tunes as well as 'Werk beasting over some found beats. Go grab something sticky, light it and ride out to this one.

[video] Strong Arm Steady ft. Sick Jacken "Pressure"

[video] C-Rayz Walz "Destroy"

[preview] The Making Of Dispensary Music

F.O.E and Whygee give fans exclusive in studio access during the making of Dispensary Music, due this summer.

Crawl B4 U Walk Artist Montage



A small glimpse at the artists who make up Crawl B4 U Walk, which is mixed by DJ Books, hosted by Singapore Kane and drops tomorrow (June 24th) via OneThree Music, Dub MD and RTD.

[video] Line for Line" Boom Bap"



Dope track; if you want more info on LfL, hit up this press release.

[video] Sean Garrett ft. Nicki Minaj "Get It All"

[video] Paul Wall "I'm On Patron"

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Scripts Director's Cut

After much anticipation, Scripts plays yang to Loose Screwz' yin with Director's Cut, another trip into the psychedelic side of STL Hip-Hop. Scripts touches a number of sounds, to pure buddha-blessed boom bap to synth-infused future funk, and all points in between. He beasts Wale's "Girls", but also provides some sounds you've probably never experienced. I wouldn't present it if I didn't funk with it, and this is one to grow on.

DOWNLOAD Scripts Director's Cut
&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://scriptsnscrewz.bandcamp.com/album/directors-cut"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Intro by Scripts 'N Screwz (SNS)&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;

The Mad Bloggers Weekly Podcast, EP13

This special edition of The Mad Bloggers Weekly Podcast is full of cuts from The Roots, who just released How I Got Over today. Some of my personal favorites are in here - are yours?

D.Julien "Nineteenth Lap"

D.Julien "Nineteenth Lap": D.Ju recently celebrated his 19th birthday (happy belated), and he's on the grind, daily. His next project, Ready For Tomorrow, is coming soon... and this track isn't on it. You know that the shit's gonna be fire hot, though, if the preview tracks are this ill.

Super Chron Flight Bros "Strangers With Candy (Marmaduke Jelineck Remix)"



Here's a cut from Cape Verde, which is available on iTunes today. Shit's dope, and details a day spent in front of the TV. Fuck with it. The Village Voice fucks with it.

Prince Paul Presents Horror City

Damn - one of my favorite Hip-Hop producers and all around personalities, Prince Paul, gave away this previously unreleased album, Prince Paul Presents Horror City. I'd go into the backstory, but Paul included some liner notes, so why not just post his note?

This was a project that I wanted to put together with Amityville MC legend Superstar . as I thought about it more I wanted to recruit more Mcs we knew to make it diverse . Superstar already had the name "Horror City" so wen recorded under that name . This project was recorded right after the first Gravedigga album " 6ft deep"in 1995 . I shopped the demo but unfortunately it got looked over and never got signed . I sat on this project for a while but it always had a dear place in my heart because I thought it was really good and the talent was there . I stripped some of the music from the demo and put it on " a prince among thieves" and actually had a few of the guys perform on the " Thieves " album as well but to be honest I always liked these originals better . So now I have decided share these songs with all of you because holding on to them made no sense .. why not share great music . Hopefully you the listener will enjoy this project as much as I do . please share it , thats why I made this for free download . For more group info please log on to http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000981527022 for a proper bio of "Horror City"

Looks like this will be the first of Paul's campaign of free downloads?

DOWNLOAD Prince Paul Presents Horror City

Pugs Atomz On The Halftime Show

i-EL "Illuminatus"

i-EL "Illuminatus": Shit, it's been like a year and a half since The Prelude dropped, but don't be skurred - Ilyas has been working on material, and Meka dropped this first peak from The Initiate EP. Ilyas goes deep on this one - I used to think about shit like this a lot, so its good to hear that cats are bringing forth these messages that most people touch on without knowing what the shit is going on. I also like that with MCs like Ilyas and Elucid, you see how diverse the Lessondary truly is.

Mayor Doug Palmer's Last Trentonian Interview



Via Trentonian.

The Juan Epstein Boat Party with Questlove: Luxury



This goes down tomorrow, June 23rd; tickets via rocksoff.com now!

[video] Everliven Sound "Get Up Stand Up"



Freedom 2 is out today.

TRiLLBASS.com V3

Just so you guys know, V3 of TriLLBASS.com is on the way, and they detail everything going on with their collective here. New releases, freebies, show dates and more are up now, with the promise for more exciting mayhem in the near future. BOOM!

Tempz & DJ Cable At Just Jam 007



This went down a week or so ago; I actually got an IM from Cable after the show with some of the raw footage - this crisply edited video gives you a peak at it, but it was a hype show. Tempz is a proper showman.

Via DJ Cable.

[video] Singapore Kane "Get Fresh Specialist" LIVE



Dope cut from Crawl B4 U Walk, which drops on June 24th.

The ARE & B.E Teaser #2



previous The ARE & Brokn.Englsh "Can't Fuck With Detroit"

ArtLyfEnt Presents Playlist the DMV The Mixtape Vol. 3

Vol. 2 dropped back in April, and now ArtLyfEnt's third Playlist The DMV mixtape is out, featuring cuts from tabi Bonney, DeepSpace, Chris Barz, K-Beta and more DMV artists. Hit the jump.

The Opus Blending Density

I flipped "Eons" on you guys last week, and can't stop playing it. Last night I got sent Blending Density, a 25-track journey of tracks from The Opus, both released and unreleased. If anything is as moving as "Eons", this might be the soundtrack to my summer. Grab it quick, its up for a limited time!

DOWNLOAD The Opus Blending Density
&amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://theopus.bandcamp.com/album/blending-density"&amp;amp;amp;gt;Underearth by the OPUS&amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;gt;

Intalek "Everyday Money"

Intalek "Everyday Money" (prod. by Ritchcraft): Here's the 2nd leak from Lives & Vibes, which is dropping on July 5th. I like money - hell, we all NEED money, and this track gives you the pros and cons of getting that guapalade. Although right now, with how my pockets are empty, I'm all pro-getting money right now.

previous Intalek "Far Away"

Elemental Zazen ft. Canibus "Hollow Heart"

Elemental Zazen ft. Canibus "Hollow Heart" (prod. by J. Ferra): For whatever reason, I don't really cover Canibus - might be because I've not felt a lot of his latest stuff. It's also been a MINUTE since my interview with Zazen, so its only right that these two got on a track and BLACKED OUT! This is off of Zazen's next album (which includes production from Jake One and Illmind, as well as rhymes from Jean Grae), and hopefully the rest of the LP hits as hard as this one. You suffering from hollow heart? This track will put you on the right path...



Via Gnawledge.

[video] Spragga Benz "Shotta Culture"

Nico The Beast "You Mean Everything"

Nico The Beast "You Mean Everything": I tried to prepare you guys when we premiered "Wake the Beast", but now it's too late - @NicoTheBeast's The Beast Within is available today via Bandcamp, Amazon and iTunes. This track, along with "Grown Man Music", were met with some sample-clearance issues, and are available for free - so make sure you grab them when you cop the album, as they complete the puzzle. This track deals with the tragic loss of Nico's son - anyone who has had a baby taken too soon, or can relate to having a sick child in the hospital know how deep that pain is. Respect to Nico for opening his heart and telling his story. The album is honest, as brutal as it can be, and it knocks. Lyrical wizard with exquisite flows. Definitely worth the money, trust. You did it, Nico!

<a href="http://nicothebeast.bandcamp.com/track/you-mean-everything">You Mean Everything by Nico The Beast</a>

Monday, June 21, 2010

[video] J. Cole "Who Dat"

[video] Loose Screwz "Dreams"



Taken from Satellites. Director's Cut will be available tomorrow!

[video] David Banner & 9th Wonder "Slow Down"

[video] The Roots "Dear God 2.0"



previous The Roots "Dear God 2.0"

[video] Apollo The Great "Call It Quits"



previous Apollo The Great "Call It Quits"

The Mecca Of Rhymes Revenge of the Words (Hosted By DJ Ern)

Hot off the release of the FSM mixtape, Mecca of Rhymes hit me with this new mixtape, hosted by DJ Ern, living up to his name. No additives, no preservatives - just raw Rap.

Grey Granite "Not A Robot"



Looks like Grey Granite & El Carnicero are cooking some crillz right now. Watch out for Pixelated Lazer Face Bass Monster, their EP that's set to drop 'round the end of summer.

Via Heavy Gun.

Recess ft. Donwill "Dance Pants"

Recess ft. Donwill "Dance Pants": That title might sound silly, but if you peeped the EPK from Recess (aka Sene & theClubhouse), you should be familiar with this. This is definitely a departure, sound-wise - more uptempo, and definite live band feel, but open your mind. Shit's dope, and I bet it would go OFF live. Shouts to J57, as per usual.

Melanie Fiona "It Kills Me (Breakage Remix)"

Melanie Fiona "It Kills Me (Breakage Remix)": The original grew on me - I've not listened to much of homegirl's music, but this blew up on the radio a few months ago, and Breakage's remix (which you might remember from his Essential Mix) is the perfect pace to bring this one back. Definitely feels like a throwback - love the way Breakage plays to the vocals. Well done!



Via Music2liveby.

Wordsmith "Mr. Incredible Freestyle"

Wordsmith "Mr. Incredible Freestyle": With June 29th approaching, Word leaked another freestyle from his Jackin' For Beats (Wordplay Edition) mixtape that Wordsmith is dropping with 2dopeboyz & DJ Delz. 22 tracks deep with Roc Marciano, Black Knight, Balance, Sha Stimuli, K. Sparks, Ruste Juxx, V-Stylez, Whitefolkz, Kontact & DJ Ykcor? Insanity!

Von Pea ft. Che Grand "Show 'Em Up"

Von Pea ft. Che Grand "Show 'Em Up" (prod. by Algorhythm): He dropped the Intro yesterday, and now Von drops track two. I think I'm sensing a pattern - mixtape is dope!

RTD Presents Niggas Is A Beautiful Thang

Here's one of the more fun mixes I've made in a while. One of the things I do on my tumblr blog is post YouTube videos that crack me up or are shit I don't want to post here for whatever reason. One day, I got bit by the "ignant Rap classic" bug, and was posting a number of videos that made it to this mix. With track suggestions (and over all guidance) from @EnigmatikBGDB, this mix of nigga guilty pleasures came to fruition. As you may notice on RTD, I post a lot of underground/slept-on artists, but I have an affinity for a dope track, regardless of how ignorant/demeaning/counter-productive it can be. If the beat's hot, I fuck with it. This mix is a number of tracks that I can't escape, mainly for their overt use of every day nigga bullshit, but also for their beats. Once I figured that Honeycutt's "niggas is a beautiful thang" song from Bamboozled would be the hook, it was a wrap. Enjoy the first day of summer - get some sun on your face, chew on some watermelon Now or Laters and ride out on these ho's.

[video] Dirty Money "Hello, Good Morning (Remix)"

Featuring Rick Ross & Nicki Minaj:

The Boondocks S03E08: "Pause"



previous The Boondocks S03E07: "The Fun-Raiser"

Skream Presents Freeizm Vol. 1

DOWNLOAD [via @I_Skream] | [MIRRORS via Rub-A-Dub-Dub]