I met up with local graffiti artist Leon Rainbow a few weeks back, and he mentioned this video and gave me some insight into how it was made - you see him in a number of the scenes painting a beautiful mural on a wall. Actually, a couple of these scenes were filmed near my hood. ANYWAYS, this is taken from Wise Intelligent's 3rd solo album, Wise Intelligent Iz...The UnConKable Djezuz Djonez. Shit's ferocious, and proves that this Poor Righteous Teacher hasn't lost a step at all. More info via The HereAfter.
Archive for 06/01/2010 - 07/01/2010
The bol Thelonius Martin passed along this tape of 15 throwback beats that he felt the world needed to hear. I don't believe cats like him and others are as young as they say they are. When I was 17, you'd be lucky if I did my homework. These niggas put a lot into this Hip-Hop thing. Oh, and I can't forget New Jersey...
P.SO & 8thW1 ft. Daniel Joseph "Vintage Clothes": Okayplayer got the premiere on this cut from P.SO's Suicide By Jellyfish project. Interesting Paul McCartney sample, and these cats know how to merk it. I don't own any vintage clothes - if I remade this, it'd be called "Wal-mart Clothes".
Rhymageddon "#NJHipHopIzDaMovement": I try to tell you guys that #NJHIPHOP is that truth - NJ niggas see it, but as it's always been, niggas sleep. Rhymageddon is another furios styler, and he dropped this anthem via his website earlier today. Raw raps, all you need really. 'Nuff said!
Keon Supreme has been leaking material from this album for the last six months or so. In his words, "A lot of you don't know the struggle it was to make this album. I've lost friends, love, money, and family just for to put out this one album and accomplish my dream. I put my HEART into this album and it reflects throughout it. At the end of the day this album was put forth so that we can all unite in changing the world. I want people to see how similar each and everyone of is because I feel once we all realize the fact that we are all pretty much the same we can all then possess some type of unity. In this album you hear my struggles with God, love, and many more topics".
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Rickie Jacobs ft. Wordsmith & Artic "Yes, Yes, Y'all" (prod. by Dirtwork Productions): 3 of Bmore's finest align for the first single from Rickie's Air Jacobs, and it's a beast! Glad these cats finally got a banger to the public - I've been covering all 3 for a bit, and was secretly hoping something like this would happen. Damn, I've missed hearing Artic spit! Need more from him too!
Grey Granite & Oreo Jones "Turn It On" (prod. by El Carnicero): Big up on the "Crossfire" sample in the beginning. This is a pure dancefloor flavor, and I fucks with it. Pixelated Lazer Face Bass Monster is due out this summer, and this might be that monstrosity's theme song!
Via Heavy Gun.
MiLKMEN ft. Children Of The Night "Grand Finale": Hah! The MiLKs just dropped a mixtape, Served With Milk & Honey, and are already on a new mini-mixtape, Half & Half. That shit is dropping next week(!), and should be a great entry to their next phase. Also got word today that RTD Records WILL be dropping the "Wake Up" single. Once I have the date, I got you.
Oh and happy belated, Red!
Jo Well "Clap Ya Hands" (prod. by Jansport J): Here's an unreleased track that Jo sent out on his birthday (happy belated, bro). Two cats from Cali who've been grinding and getting props for their output make some good shit together. Maybe they need to link up more? Time will tell.
Vainsmith ft. Tyler Woods "Street Life": Last week, Vain was "Holding You Down", now she's tackling Styles P's latest tale of the hood. In her words: "I was inspired when I heard the original song by Styles P Ft. Tyler Woods. Ive always been inspired by his music even when he was with the LOX. It's a real song about the hardships we encounter in life & I just thought it would be interesting to write from my perspective. The cover itself turned out better than I expected". We think so, too.
Been a long-time coming for this one, but born out of struggle comes the Phoenix, rising 30,000 ft... and continuing to soar. I've had the liberty to hear this project in a few different stages, and I am proud to have RTD attached to this one. This is St. Joe Louis' opus, with MCs like Skyzoo, Daniel Joseph, Nucci Reyo, PH and more joining in. I know they've got some things in the can and ready to run from this project, but that will have to wait... without further adieu, Upstart Music Group, Refined Hype, Potholes In My Blog and Rock The Dub present 30,000 ft. High And Rising.
Dre Robinson "100 Bars (Greg's Fault 2)": Damn, G - you really put the battery in Dre's back! We already got "The Reason", but Dre had some more shit to get off his chest, and all he needed was 100 bars to do it. He just bodied "Usual Suspects", and his Lost Treasures is on the way!
Here's a DOPE event going down at Amoeba Music Hollywood, featuring KRS-One, who is currently promoting his book, The Gospel Of Hip Hip:
Amoeba Music Hollywood Welcomes
KRS ONE - In Conversation And Book Signing
KRS ONE: The Gospel of Hip Hop
At Amoeba Music Hollywood
Wednesday, July 28th at 6pm
Standing room only! Amoeba is honored to host a private lecture/Q&A and book event with the legendary KRS ONE, a.k.a. “The Teacha”. This special event will take place in Amoeba’s Jazz room where a smaller group of fans will be able to hear KRS ONE read selections from his new book and answer questions.
Due to the intimate nature of this event and space constraints, Amoeba will sell advance Gospel of Hip Hop packages. Includes a copy of the book on event date, guaranteed space in signing line to meet KRS ONE, and a ticket to hear KRS speak and answer questions in Amoeba’s Jazz Room.
Package price is $25 and they are available at Amoeba Hollywood now, while they last! All tickets/book orders are final sales.
Amoeba is even selling signed copies of the book HERE for those who can't make this extraordinary event!
Dope punk rock cover/remix of Daedelus' "Fair Weathered Friends", which plays the soundtrack to a twisted animation video:
The Death Set is brought to you by Counter / Ninja Tune. Be on the lookout for their album, Michel Poiccard, which was mixed and executively produced by XXXChange. Features/collaborations found on the LP include Diplo and Spankrock. They plan on dropping a mixtape in October, singles in November and the full release in January 2011.
Diplo ft. Lil' Jon "U Don't Like Me": How I let this slip by me is ludicrous. Diplo comes with a nasty bass riddim on this one, and Lil' Jon is, well, Lil' Jon, which is always a great thing when his fury matches the dancehall pandemonium of the track. Thugstep indeed. And if this doesn't get you hype, you might wanna check the remix Heroes & Villains did; Dj Megan Foxxx dropped this at HEAVY, check it out!
- Fat Joe "I'm Gone" (prod. by DJ Premier) [Bonus Beats Fat Joe "I Am Crack" (prod. by Just Blaze)]
- Fabolous "Lights Out (I Don’t See Nobody)" (prod. by Lex Luger)
- Usher ft. Bun B "Get In My Car" (prod. by Polow Da Don)
- Nina Sky "The Other Side" (prod. by DJ Yummy)
- Rocko ft. Rick Ross, Gucci Mane & Soulja Boy "Maybe (Remix)"
- Crooked I "Everythang" (prod. by Dirty Dunnz) [clean | dirty]
- Joell Ortiz "Money Makes The World Go Round" [Bonus Beats Joell Ortiz "Power Freestyle"]
- Joe Budden ft. Emanny "Short Summer" (prod. by Beewirks)
- Freddie Gibbs ft. Bun B, Chuck Inglish, Chip Tha Ripper & Dan Auerbach "Oil Money"
- Young Gunz ft. Curren$y "Dat Tree"
- J. Cole "Premeditated Murder" (prod. by J. Cole)
- Big Shug "Spit Six" (prod. by DJ Premier) [clean | dirty]
- Che Grand "The Mood (Jungle Music)"
- 1982 "The Lottery"
- 2 Hungry Bros & 8thW1 ft. Sleepwalkas "Be On You"
- SL Jones, Pill & Killer Mike "Grind 100 Hustler"
- BK Cyph "No Assistance"
- Grafh "Go DJ"
- FTG ft. Shinobi Stalin & Daewon "One Step From Greatness"
- Killa Kyleon & Chyco "Miss Me Freestyle" [Bonus Beats Killa Kyleon "Light It Up"]
- STS "Oniomania"
- Freebass808 "Telling On Your Friends"
- Tef Poe "Touchdown" (prod. by Tech Supreme)
- J Wheels ft. L.E.G.A.C.Y. "Nose Candy"
- Fresh Daily "Thanx" (prod. by Devonwho)
- YC The Cynic "Summertime High" (prod. by JFree)
- The ILLZ "ILLYTAL" (prod. by ILL Tal)
- Malkovich "WTF" (prod. by Dibia$e)
- Earl Sweatshirt "Deerskin"
- Kaimbr ft. Roddy Rod & Hassan Mackey "Army Fatigue Rap" (prod. by Kev Brown)
- Armond "Chevy Impala Music"
- Nucci Reyo "Change My Name" (prod. by Elete)
- Genrokka "When I See U"
- Dutch New York "Poppin Rubberbands"
- Aquatic Son "JayDillaJayDeeJamesYancey"
- QuESt "Everybody Has A Story" (prod. by M.Will The Shogun)
- Gee Dubs "Lose It All" [clean | dirty]
- TheSekondElement "Closer Pt. II"
- Pizzie ft. J. Carter "Come On"
- Mark Milly ft. Tragedy "Smile In Ya Face" (prod. by Probz)
- K.Slack ft. Smash "Mamacita" (prod. by Centric)
- Octopus Jones "A Dream"
- duce "PIMPlee"
- The Spitzwell Brotherz "Hollywood Annulment"
- 89 the Brainchild ft. Wordspit "I'm On" (prod. by Tai the Infamous One)
- Shortman Score & Frank Ramz "What I Need"
- Carlos St. John "Breathe Again"
- Jazmine Sullivan ft. Vainsmith "Holding You Down"
- Brian James "City Lights" [Bonus Beats Brian James "Here We Go" | Brian James ft. Kraftie "Pen Game"]
- OTO & Catch Wreck "Waitin'" (prod. by Igor Buckets)
- Utah Jazz "Quincy (Pharcyde Vocal VIP)"
- LaReign Storm This Shit Ain't For Free
- Rick Ross' Answering Machine
- DotGotIt.com Presents DJ Hi-Def & Massive Trip Wu-Tang The House Of 1,000 Corpses
- Street FM Mixshow (7/13/2010)
- Ill Poetic The World Is Ours Instrumentals
- Internal Quest Flight 973 To Sydney
- DLRN The Bridge
- Exile Radio Bonus
- Trek Life & Oddisee West Coast Beats
- FuseBox Radio (Week Of 7/21/2010)
- The Life & Rhymes of Ill Legit, Vol. 2
- Neako The Rubix Cube: Yellow Edition
Check out the homey STS getting a tat and giving HoneyTV an interview:
And with that, I say enjoy your weekend. Be easy.
After a grip of leaks (in both audio and visual form), NJ's own Neako comes correct with The Rubix Cube: Yellow Edition, his latest mixtape opus, brought to you by the good folks at DJ Booth. This nigga produced all but 2 tracks on here, and pretty much does it on his own, aside from featured MCs like Curren$y, Millie Square and more. Hit the jump for download links and the full tracklist.
Octopus Jones "A Dream": The last time I brought you some Octopus Jones music, it was more on an Electro tip. The new instrumental opus, Angler Fishing, is an extended metaphor on love. I dig the vibe in this track here - has a dope throwback '70s Jazz jam feel to it. Something to start a revolution with.
Armond "Chevy Impala Music": Not only did Armond break his writer's block utilizing the "Maybach Music III" instrumental, but they threw in a bit from the modern-day classic, "Short Bus Shorty", in the beginning. Armond, you did the damn thing... but what about coming up off these instrumentals!!?!?
Some Friday morning thugsteppery funk for you. Gucci Mane's "Freaky Gurl" was the first track of his that made me take notice - for good or ill. For his latest blend, DJ Daddy's Money throws Gucci's freak bitch 101 speak atop Downlink's "Gamma Ray". Proper fit, Nappy would approve!
previous DJ Daddy's Money - Jahova's Rubber Band
One of BBC Radio 1's finest selectors Mary Anne Hobbs has taken to her MySpace to announce her resignation. Doesn't seem to be any ill will - looks like she has some new opportunities and wants to leave while she's on top. She's one who helped push dubstep (and many other sounds) the mainstream - remember the Dubstep Warz broadcast!? Hit the jump for her full statement.
Big Shug "Spit Six" (prod. by DJ Premier) [clean | dirty]: Reppin' Murdapan, Shug breaks down a shitload of sixes over a classic Preem banger. Loads of strings throughout. Special project coming involving Shug... gonna keep that on the low, though. Be on the lookout for I Am Forever as well.
duce "PIMPlee": In a scene where niggas leak a track to promote something, it's good to hear an MC just dropping shit to drop it. Especially when it's a laidback flex built around a cat not having acne. Something in the water down in VA - niggas be different and ill, in many different flavors and hues.
Shouts to Ant THHE; MP3 via sooner.vision.
OTO & Catch Wreck "Waitin'" (prod. by Igor Buckets): Lovin' this beat right here - it's hard but rocks a fun sample as well. Not sure if Catch & O have a project lined up, but a video is definitely on the way. I imagine if it's gonna be a bunch of C.O.'s singing and dancing with a jiggin' ass nigga on his way to death row. Via RapperSlashBlogger.
The ILLZ "ILLYTAL" (prod. by ILL Tal): "Being how we life, a mufuckin' trife life" is what a lot of you might shout when this drops, and that makes sense, but instead of outlining the wild shit many see in the streets, the two ILLs from Jersey bring some fly shit in the form of fluid lyrics and boom-bap. This precursor to the In Between Video Series has a video that's currently being made - be on the lookout for that one. Jersey is active!
J Wheels ft. L.E.G.A.C.Y. "Nose Candy": Told you guys Legs wasn't chillin' - he killin'. The homey J Wheels is known for that "Mighty Floe Young" jawn - as a matter of fact, Wheels and Edgar Allen Floe have Floetry In Motion on the way this Fall, but to prelude to that, check out Let The Tracks Go, which features Nottz, Royce Da 5'9, Jean Grae, Edgar, Legs, 7even and many more. This track finds Leg expanding on the musical dope that he continues to feed to the people. Love the blues-y feel in this one, nice vibe on it. The rest of the project is dope; an ill showcase of what a dope producer can do.
We already got Vol. 1, so why not continue with Ill Legit's 200+ track, multi-mixtape opus, The Life & Rhymes of Ill Legit. Cats like One, J Liveharder, Pugs Atomz and more stop by on this edition. Love seeing an artist fully let loose of their back catalog in a fashion like this.
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Nice teaser of tracks over here. Some are exclusive Trek Life album cuts, others are new beats from Oddisee backed up with some world premieres. If you fuck with either of these cats, you're going to ride out to this tape for the remainder of the summer, trust we.
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Genrokka "When I See U": Gen flips a current favorite to reminisce on all of the niggas passed away/not on the street. It's almost like he's writing a letter to them on wax. Light a candle and let that shit dissipate into the air, they see you right now. This is off of James Bernard. Enjoy that.
STS "Oniomania": On this cut from STS' Sole Music EP, he breaks down the disease that you weekend shopping spree ass niggas suffer from. "Women be shoppiiiiing!", you feel me? Nice mellow track, and STS shows his range on this one - love tracks that showcase our people, our struggle and put some humor in it. Reminds me of Kanye.
Nina Sky "The Other Side" (prod. by DJ Yummy): Nice hybrid sound on this, the title track to Nina Sky's forthcoming EP, which is set to drop on August 3rd. Blends the Club/Electro feel perfectly with their vocals. Dips and flows nicely throughout.
previous NiNa Sky: The OtherSide (Episode 2)
Malkovich "WTF" (prod. by Dibia$e): Dibia$e has been getting a lot of love as of late, and this is just as crazy. How you make video game melodies go all off-kilter w/ the pitch is amazing, and Mal blasts a hole right through this one. This is the 6th cut from Mal's AYATOLLAH PRESLEY mixtape, so I might need to double back and re-examine what he's been beasting.
Killa Kyleon & Chyco "Miss Me Freestyle": Damn, niggas beating the shit out of Drake beats for no reason. With this and the other heat recently leaked, I'm hoping Ky has a new mixtape or project on the horizon. This is crazy!
Bonus Beats Killa Kyleon "Light It Up"
Mark Milly ft. Tragedy "Smile In Ya Face" (prod. by Probz): Ill beat here - NJ's own Probz flipped the chorus from "Backstabbers" for this ode to fake fucks from Milly's Now And Later EP, which is set to drop on July 26th (check the trailer HERE). There are a bunch of bullshit suckass niggas out there, bunch of shady pricks in general, so blast this one and mush those assholes right in the mouth.
If you're smart, you should remember Lessondary's "We're All In Power" from last August. They were working on a Lessondary Radio project, which is essentially them beasting Exile's Radio album. Exile has a new LP (AM/FM) coming on August 31st, which is basically a grandscale remix/re-envisioning of Radio, with MCs over the original tracks and outside producers remixing some of the beats. Exile says the submissions were so plentiful, there was too much meat for the entree, so he decided to hit you with this FREE release here. Aside from the Lessondary banger, cats like Dibia$e, Marco Polo, DJ Rhettmatic, DaVinci and more feature their takes on Radio, as well as some special bonus cuts thrown in for good measure. Nice summer heatrock!
DOWNLOAD Exile Radio Bonus [via Dirty Science]
I'm a sucker for a few things: cool words that get slick abbreviations (sans vowels), random references to Back To The Future and dope Hip-Hop. Delorean have all of those bases covered, and have dropped their new album, The Bridge, earlier today. Oh wait, Cosby Show reference on track 2! I treated you lot to some leaks over the weekend, but you need the entire project, forreal. Shit, mad pro wrestling references in "Trill Cosby"! Some futuristic flunkerton for you spaceage fucks, yadig?
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Goddamn. I don't know spit about Mayra Veronica, but I hope that she succeeds in whatever she is doing. Oh wait, she was/is on Univision and her music is described as "ultra feminine pop, with a dash of rock". This is the first English-language single of hers, and she has an album on the way (Saint Nor Sinner). This track is already impacting the US Dance Charts, hitting number #13 on "Hot Dance Club Play", so I imagine the Jersey Shore heads are all over these. Hit the jump to stream/download a few versions of this
crap Club favorite. Or something. She's fine.
Fresh Daily "Thanx" (prod. by Devonwho): Thanx to my mom for buying me a NES back when I was a shorty. Thanx to Nintendo for employing cats who let that 8-bit system sing. Thanx to Devonwho for taking me back to the video game melodies that would stay stuck in my day when I was trying to go to sleep. Thanx to my mind for always having a dope soundtrack going on. Thanx to F dot Daily for making me shout a bunch of random shit in this post. Thanx to those who don't pay attention - and for those who do. Thanx to everyone, and no one. Thanx...
Mothership/Land drops on August 3rd.