Archive for 07/01/2010 - 08/01/2010

Lil' Jon "Get In Get Out (DJ Nappy vs. Drown In Dreams Refix)"

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Lil' Jon "Get In Get Out (DJ Nappy vs. Drown In Dreams Refix)" [mirror]: Heavy. I won't be calling this THUGSTEP, but this riddim from Drown In Dreams (aka Deadly Habit) comes correct! Love the synth over it, too - adds a nice, eerie element to this. Nappy sent me this the other day and I got a lil' too hype in my cubicle. Moody's mood for riots.

[promo] Mayhem Early May 2

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Props to Bostonianz617.

Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose The Inspection

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Serious project right here: Mazzi is a problem, Statik Selektah hosting is a problem, and features from Elete, Homeboy Sandman, Breezly Brewin and many more is a super problem. Jersey!

Blitz The Ambassador, Central Park Summerstage (815/2010)

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VT Union The VT Union Is Dead

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You might've seen a few jawns from this being leaked, and that cover is dumb familiar, right? VT Union have been making noise since 2006, and this new jawn features cats like Malice (The Clipse), Bobby Konders from Hot 97, Sean Price, Akrobatik, BurntMD and a dope remix from Statik Selektah. Hit the jump for a download link and tracklist.

Illuminessence EYE2025*CHAPTER1

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Flawless Hustle states: "Illuminessence (aka Ness of A-Alikes) embarks on his solo project EYE2025*Chapter1 thru GuerillaART. Blurring the lines between genres, the album twists and turns through sounds, creating a musical psychedelic fusion like no other. While sonically it is a new direction, experimenting with – and pushing the lines of – genres and sounds, the project is still just as critical of the powers that be and the system we live in as A-Alikes has always, and continues to be. A-Alikes' prior single, “Sirens in the Distance” featuring Mos Def will be available September 21st on iTunes thru SoFlo Entertainment/Guerilla Nation".

Rhymageddon At Jersey Fresh Graffiti Jam (8/14/2010)

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Here's a picture of myself, Rhymageddon and Faraji Toure, who created a dope video I featured on Sunday of pictures from the jam. I took a batch of photos of pieces from the Jersey Fresh Graffiti Jam from this past Saturday, and also got some video of Rhymageddon's performance, which included "#NJHipHopIzDaMovement". It was a great event, great day, and some had dope performances. Hit the jump for both videos, and look out for @SOLZALEZ in the 2nd video.

Koncept ft. Silent Knight "The Preview"

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Koncept ft. Silent Knight "The Preview" (prod. by DJ Dyllemma): Kon's Playing Life EP drops on August 24th, and this is the latest leak from the project. He links up with a Jersey nigga who I live near but never get in contact with, SiKni, and this is tough. See you when the tsunami hits!

The Kid Daytona "The Champ"

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The Kid Daytona "The Champ" (prod. by Ted Smooth): Nice collabo from Daytona and Ted Smooth, who mashes a few vintage Hip-Hop sounds for Daytona to coast over. Word is Funkmaster Flex premiered this last night, so I'm glad the internets gets this today. Taken from The Interlude LP, which is being done in collaboration with L-R-G.

Black EL "The Ride"

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Black EL "The Ride" (prod. by Durkin): Black sends out the final non-album leak in prep for Color Commentary, which is still due on August 31st. He goes in on this chilled piano-driven track about this roller-coaster ride called life. Enjoy.

<a href="http://blackel.bandcamp.com/track/the-ride-produced-by-durkin">The Ride (Produced By Durkin) by Black EL</a>

[video] Evidence "To Be Continued..."

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Skyzoo & !llmind Live From The Tape Deck Cover+Tracklist

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My love of boomboxes has come back, and I'm on the hunt for a hype one. Need to get a sick one. That was the aim when Skyzoo and !llmind crafted this project, which features cats like Styles P, Heltah Skeltah, Rhymefest, Torae and Buckshot. And I know I want it - on tape. Hit the jump for the tracklist. In stores October 5th, the same day as NBA Jam for the Wii!

MiLKMEN "I'm iLL Freestyle"

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MiLKMEN "I'm iLL Freestyle": The MiLKs rip through one of my favorite hype instrumentals from the last year or so. But you already knew they bring their A-game, errday. Still waiting on final word for the "Wake Up" single - hoping to have a date this week. I'll keep you posted!

[video] Barrington Levy ft. MIMS "Watch Dem Murderer"

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VerBS The Progress Ep 2:Fuck YEa MAn

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VerBS reps Culver City, has beats from Jlisted and features from Versis. This project is a mixture of unreleased stuff, remixes and some new jawns slammed together like a hearty hoagie. Fuck yea!

DOWNLOAD VerBS The Progress Ep 2:Fuck YEa MAn
<a href="http://verbs.bandcamp.com/album/the-progress-ep-2-fuck-yea-man">Stop Acting like a Douche (prod. Affinity) by VerBS</a>

[video] Bei Maejor "She Was (A Broken Love Story)"

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Neako On Crack Distributors Radio, Part 1

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Buns, Beer & Backpacks: A (2)DopeBBQ Wrap Up

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More info/pictures of this event via 2DBz.

previous A (2)Dope Mixtape: Empire State Edition

Diplo ft. Lil Jon "U Don't Like Me (Heroes & Villains Remix)"

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Diplo ft. Lil Jon "U Don't Like Me (Heroes & Villains Remix)": Told you guys this was some intense shit! I had no idea this had crept onto the Internet, but I saw it on this song is sick and had to repost. Shouts out to Heroes & Villains for this one - tear the club up! Cop the full release if you're feeling.

Aleon Craft The Stargazing Soundtrack

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When Mick Boogie and Terry Urban, you know that something is going down. I first got into Aleon Craft through cuts from SMKA, and he's totally growing into his own being. Some of the tracks on this are otherworldly, indeed - like a new age P-Funk going down. Dude goes off, and brings cats like Nappy Roots, Playboy Tre, Grip Plyaz, Mikkey Halstead and many more. Hit the jump for the goods.

[video] Azage "Countdown"

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[video] Monsta X "Upper Hand"

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And if you mess with that, check the premiere party for "Upper Hand".

Bun B's Red Bull Emsee The Road To 8 Mile Freestyle

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Rob Jay sent this one over, and had this to say: "out here in Houston, that Red Bull event came through. Long story short, some clown in the crowd kept heckling Bun B, so Bun called out the dude and brought him on stage and let him rhyme. This dude might be the worst rapper alive. Anyway, someone in the crowd shot some really good footage of it and I haven't seen it on any blogs so I thought I'd shoot it to you". Thanks, fam.

[video] Grand Central "Call Me Anytime You Like"

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[video] Grindmode "Ooo...You Didn't Know"

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Hollywood Floss ft. Dannie Walker "When The Worlds Against You"

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Hollywood Floss ft. Dannie Walker "When The Worlds Against You": I'm hoping you guys fucked with Xperiments! Vol. 2 (Fightclub), which dropped last Monday. It got a GREAT response, and hopefully brought some new eyes to a talented MC out of Houston. New Houston. If you're looking for some material from Floss, check this cut from his House of Dreams album, which is available on iTunes right now. Floss says "This song captures the emotion and the fear we must overcome as we get pushed to the edge and try to overcome all the obstacles life throws our way". Check his lyrics - he's part of the future!

Lennon "Alicia's Interlude"

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Lennon "Alicia's Interlude": I'm finally catching up with my inbox; this cut got sent to me a few days ago, and is taken from TheHipHopEffect's Girls I Gave My Heart To II (if you missed the first one, research); Ant THHE says "About two weeks ago I asked Lennon to contribute an interlude to TheHipHopEffect.com's upcoming original release "Girls I Gave My Heart To pt.II", I sent him the sample I wanted to use which was the end speech from When Harry Met Sally.

He sent me the final mix 30 minutes ago and while the full project wont come out until late fall 2010, we wanted to release the interlude now because it perfectly encompasses the meaning behind the tape". Captivating stuff.

Via TheHipHopEffect.

Dissecting The ARE & B.E: CFWD

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previous The Are & Brokn.Englsh The Are & B.E.

Garden Variety: Don't Get Gassed (9/03/2010)

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The Boondocks S03E15: "It's Goin Down"

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previous The Boondocks S03E14: "The Color Ruckus"

DJ Hipnotikk Dirty South Thugstep Vol. 3

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Hipnotikk hit me with this on the private style, had no idea that this got released to the masses. This shit is the truth, and features five DJ Nappy refixes (including the new "Roll Call" jawn), as well as a bunch of fire selections from Hipnotikk, Daddy's Money, Heroes & Villains and a grip more. Hit the jump to download, stream and devour the tracklist.

A (2)Dope Mixtape: Empire State Edition

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They've been hyping this one for a MINUTE, and it finally dropped yesterday. Meka & Shake, AKA the heads behind 2dopeboyz, put together a new edition of their (2)Dope Mixtape series, this time focusing on the Big Apple. It's mixed byh DJ Slimm, hosted by the nigga Dallas Penn, and features heads like Sene, The Lessondary, ESSO, Brown Bag AllStars, Wordspit, Skyzoo, Torae, YC The Cynic, Tonedeff, PackFM, Cymarshall Law, Fresh Daily, 8th W1 and plenty more fire artists. Makes me feel like I should get my shit together! LOL. Hit the jump the goods...

[video] Lloyd Banks ft. Lloyd "Any Girl"

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[video] Jersey Fresh Graffiti Jam (8/14/2010)

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Via Faraji Toure. I'll be posting more on yesterday's Jam this week. Great vibe out there.

DJ Semtex On 1Xtra (13/08/2010)

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Suave The Ape "Early Morning"

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Suave The Ape "Early Morning" (prod. by Apollo Brown): New heat from The Ape, taken from his ColoredOnly mixtape. Sick instrumental, poisonous darts - perfect tune to get your mojo rising in the AM. Jersey!

[video] Eskmo "Cloudlight"

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Bonus Beats Eskmo "Cloudlight"

The Headphone Rock Tour Starring Tanya Morgan

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The Movement Vol. 2

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IT'S FINALLY HERE. The new mixtape "The Movement Vol. 2" from JENESIS Magazine in conjunction with Rocksmith, YNotMyDream, The Hip Hop Update, and The 9 Elements. Mixtape is mixed and hosted by DJ Bonics. Features include Mario Dones & AV, Boaz, Mac Miller, Dom Kennedy, Aleon Craft, TiRon, Neako, King Mez and more.

The mixtape contains some new exclusive material, along with some joints that were just recently released as we were putting it together. All in all, it’s a solid mixtape of GREAT up & comers that you should definitely check for.

DOX ft. D.Julien "My Soul"

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DOX ft. D.Julien "My Soul": I admit it - the last time I got a track from DOX ft. D.Ju, I was a little hard on DOX. I stand by my thoughts, but it sounds like DOX is a lil' more multifaceted than I thought at first. This shit is dope, and it feels like both beasted equally over this throwback-lean of a beat. The blast implied that these two might have a lil' collabo project on the horizon? We'll see... I fucks with this.

[video] Mexicans With Guns "Dame Lo"

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In-tense. Elucid hit me up about Mexicans With Guns a few weeks back, sending me this clip of the awesome "Los Perritos", but this video takes the cake. Plenty of NSFW b/w a side order of WTF. Wild images, sick beats and I really don't know what happened on first watch. Rinse and repeat. Taken from the Me Gusto 12".



EDIT Audio1 just put me onto Remxican, which finds MWG remixing cats like Freddie Gibbs, Bassnectar, CYNE and more.

<a href="http://exponential.bandcamp.com/album/remixican">Boombox (Mexicans with Guns Remix) by Exponential Records</a>

RTD Playlist (Week of 8/13/2010)

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Gonna cop one of these on eBay, trust.

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RTD_PLAYLIST_(08062010-08122010).ZIP (~753 MB)

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And now here's Rah Digga kicking a freestyle on Toca Tuesdays:



Fire. If you're in the Mercer County area tomorrow, hit me up - I'll be at the Jersey Fresh Graffiti Jam tomorrow. Hope to get my hands on that mixtape I helped put together... we'll see. Shouts to Leon Rainbow and the whole VS Crew. Enjoy your weekend!

RiotControl 17

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PROFILE: Joell Ortiz

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Purpose Better Than Your Album

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What a great day for... anything! As promised, Purpose (of the Tragic Allies) drops his new mixtape, Better Than Your Album, which is hosted by the mighty Statik Selektah and presented by the good folks over at OneThree Music (shouts to Mal Moe). Purpose is both an MC and a producer, and shows how ill he is with both the pen and the beat machine on this mixtape, which also includes features from the homey Singapore Kane, Estee Nack, Code Nine & Ghetto Lion on this mixture of freestyles, snippets and full new material. Looking for something fresh and blazing for the weekend? Get your Hip-Hop fix early!

[video] E-40 "Can't Stop The Boss"

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Featuring Snoop Dogg, Too Short & Jazzy Pha:

[video] Caspa & Mr. Hudson "Love Never Dies"

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Bean Blog Presents Weird Sh*t ft. Me

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What better day than Friday the 13th to feature me answering some random-ass questions? The homey Shaun is a cool cat - he's got his Beanpie comic book going well, and we collaborate (along with The Mad Bloggers) for the Bean Blog's Weekly Video Picks. He asked if I'd answer some weird shit, and I obliged - check the funnery.

Botchamania 145

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Jonny Walker "Bold King"

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Jonny Walker "Bold King": Following up his Chemical Food mixtape, JW flips Rawse's "MC Hammer" into his new declarative statement, "Bold King". Word is he has a new mixtape, Brunch, set to drop soon - watch out!

Via Flawless Hustle.

[trailer] The Combat Jack Show

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The Combat Jack Show goes down Thursday/Friday, 12AM to 2AM on PNC Radio. FT aka Fuc That on the track.

Black EL "Hi(GH)"

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Black EL "Hi(GH)" (prod. by Durkin): This new track from EL is about not wanting to speak to niggas when you're high. I used to be that way - unless we had good weed convo/activities, I would hit the super exit, stage left on niggas. Fuck y'all. I'm trying to enjoy mine, you feel me? Had some awkward situations in college dealing with this... man.

ANYWAYS, this cut is actually taken from Color Commentary, which is out on 8/31/2010.

&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://blackel.bandcamp.com/track/hi-gh-produced-by-durkin"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Hi(GH) (Produced By Durkin) by Black EL&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;

Cymarshall Law LIVE In Innsbruck, Austria

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Cy will be having an in-store at Fat Beats NY on the 26th of August; all pertinent info is HERE.

Triple J Of Mics & Men

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Earlier this week, I introduced you to Triple J. Homey is a problem of a great kind, and I'm glad to present you with his album, Of Mics And Men. Dude is a talent, and flips a variety of styles and whatnot - check out tracks like "Wanting More" and "In My Head" for proof. Love hearing new talents coming from angles I'm not normally checking for. Hit the jump for the download link and full tracklist.

Introducing Heroes + Villains

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With a nice lil' resurgence of THUGSTEP going on currently, I can't go in on this without speaking on Heroes + Villains, a duo out of the A featuring Pete H and Daniel Disaster, aka the one like DJ Megan Foxxx. You heard one of their dubs in the HEAVY mix from a few months back, and Daniel hit me with their Soundcloud page earlier today. Hit the jump for some streams (and downloads) of some of the FIERCEST dubstep and thugstep mashups around.

Crazy D & Hatcha On Kiss FM (11/08/2010)

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FuseBox Radio (Week Of 8/11/2010)

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J57 ft. P.SO & Fresh Daily "Beyond the Infinite Pt. 2"

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J57 ft. P.SO & Fresh Daily "Beyond the Infinite Pt. 2": Yesterday saw a leak featuring Skyzoo, now two very talented MCs link up with J57 for this 2nd leak from Digital Society, which drops tomorrow, Friday the 13th. Really ethereal sounds on here - sounds like the soundtrack to levitation. Above the clouds. Dream on this one...

Freeway "Rock Star"

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Freeway "Rock Star" (prod. by Jake One): Here's a No DJ version of a Freeway track from The Official Takeover, Round One, produced by Jake One. Perfect extension from the Stimulus Package, but you already knew that, right? Big up to Benja Styles for this one.

The Custodian of Records Presents The Sampler Platter

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Self, aka The Custodian of Records, is a linchpin within the #NJHIPHOP scene - anytime I talk to someone new from the NJ scene, they mention Self at some point. Dude is talented and connected, and has hooked up this DOPE project featuring cats like Tame One, Tone Liv, 8thW1, One Be Lo, Pistol and many more cats. You need this free fury in your life!

DOWNLOAD The Custodian of Records Presents The Sampler Platter
&amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://thecustodianofrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-sampler-platter"&amp;amp;amp;gt;Intro by The Custodian of Records&amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;gt;

[video] RADIx "Say Yes"

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The Experimental Show On Radio 1 (12/08/2010)

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[video] Redlight ft. Ms. Dynamite "What You Talkin' About"

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[preview] Sky 7th Trouble Man

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Last September, Sky 7th hit you with Trouble On The Way, which was a prelude to his Trouble Man album... which is finally set to drop on tomorrow, Friday the 13th! Dude reps hard for my little KhemLab clique, and is just a very talented artist in his own. Features on the album include Deacon the Villain, Rappin' 4-Tay, Lou Sleefe, Cyrano Sinatra and Justin Terio. Loads of fresh beats, spread out over 18 pure Hip-Hop cuts. Hit the jump for the full tracklist, which includes two leaks. Then check for the album tomorrow!

[video] DJ Muggs vs. Ill Bill "Ill Bill TV"

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Off The Wall Series At The Walnut Room (8/19/2010)

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[preview] DJ Cable Vs. JME, Tempz & Noah D "CD Is Seeeriousssly Dead"

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In a week where DJ Nappy recently returned to the THUGSTEP arena, we get a special preview from DJ Cable, taken from Fuck Thugstep Vol. 2, which RTD will again be presenting:



Too big. Not sure when the final of this will be out, but it will feature some exclusive THUGSTEP refixes, sick tunes and some surprises! Be on the lookout, and if you're not up on Vol. 1, get ta know!

[video] M.I.A. "XXOO" / "Illy Girl"

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"XXOO"


"Illy Girl"

Aleon Craft "Yoga Flame"

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Aleon Craft "Yoga Flame" (prod. by SMKA): I love how this beat goes off - very melodic, dope and different. SMKA is a beast, and went off on this one. This is taken from The Stargazing Soundtrack that was culled by Mick Boogie & Terry Urban and drops on the 16th of August, and has features from Nappy Roots, Grip Plyaz, Mikkey Halstead, Bobby Creekwater and more. Watch out for the end of this one - shit's kinda crazy!

&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://aleoncraft.bandcamp.com/track/yoga-flame"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Yoga Flame by Aleon Craft&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;

Via The SMKA Experience.

Johnny Spanish vs. T-Razor

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Been a lil' bit since Johnny Spanish's The Lip dropped, so it was good to see him drop off two new jawns in my inbox. Both of these were done with T-Razor, so if you're not up on him, get to know!

  • Johnny Spanish ft. T-Razor "Got' Damn Shame" (prod. by The Block Beattaz)
  • T-Razor ft. Johnny Spanish "Roll Up" (prod. by John Woo)

P.SO & 8thW1 ft. YC The Cynic "Note To Self"

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P.SO ft. 8thW1 & YC The Cynic "Note To Self" (prod. by Jinesis): P and 8th linked with Daniel Joseph for the first single from Suicide By Jellyfish, and they now grabbed YC and a dope beat from Jinesis and proceed to go ham-and-eggs about the ups and downs in the life of an independent Hip-Hop artist. If I could rap, I'd do a song like this about the ups and downs in the life of a blogger, but it'd be on some hatecore metal shit. You don't wanna hear all of that, right?

&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://psotheearthtoneking.bandcamp.com/track/note-to-self-ft-yc-the-cynic"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Note to Self ft. YC the Cynic by P.SO the Earth Tone King&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 Scribblenauts "Sands of Time"

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The Scribblenauts "Sands of Time": Some thought-provoking Beantown Hip-Hop from the trio known as The Scribblenauts. Their debut album, Low Light Turbulance, is on the way, and this is the first single from it. These three have shared stages with cats from the Anticon clique, Awol One, Akrobatik, RADIx and more, and sound like a beautiful combination of many of the things I love about the underground Hip-Hop I was immersed in during the late 90s.

&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://scribblenauts.bandcamp.com/track/sands-of-time"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Sands Of Time by The Scribblenauts&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;

DJ Nappy On Busta Rhymes x J Dilla

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I randomly ran into my mellow DJ Nappy while getting off of the bus he was getting on earlier today. In our (too) brief encounter, we shared some usual Hip-Hop love, with Dilla and Busta Rhymes' awesome catalog being the focal point. What prompted Nappy to pen this quick piece (and share this dope collection) escapes me, but I'm glad he did...

Trenton2Nite's Summer Fiesta (8/13/2010)

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Usher "There Goes My Baby (Dajaz1 Remix)"

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Usher "There Goes My Baby (Dajaz1 Remix)": You know I fuck with a good blend. Splash from Dajaz1 cooked up this blend of Usher's latest over Tribe's "Bonita Applebum", which was a favorite of mine when I was in grade school. Has a cool, late summer evening vibe to it. Respect.

Via UTHN by way of Splash.

[video] Gucci Mane "The Movie"

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done & done (8/26/2010)

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J57 ft. Skyzoo "Lights Out Pt. Zero"

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J57 ft. Skyzoo "Lights Out Pt. Zero" (prod. by J57, cuts by DeeJay Element): On Friday, Balanced Records is dropping J57's debut, Digital Society, and this is a great peek into what should be a dope LP. Brown Bag Is Da Movement, indeed. This one has one of those dark cathedral vibes to it, no?

[video] Katy Perry "Teenage Dream"

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Noah D - Scion Radio Mix

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