Saturday, August 14, 2010

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

Suave The Ape "Early Morning"

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!

Friday, August 13, 2010

[video] Eskmo "Cloudlight"



Bonus Beats Eskmo "Cloudlight"

The Headphone Rock Tour Starring Tanya Morgan

The Movement Vol. 2

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"

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"



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)

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

PROFILE: Joell Ortiz

Purpose Better Than Your Album

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"

Featuring Snoop Dogg, Too Short & Jazzy Pha:

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

Bean Blog Presents Weird Sh*t ft. Me

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.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Botchamania 145

Jonny Walker "Bold King"

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



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)"

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



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

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

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)

FuseBox Radio (Week Of 8/11/2010)

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

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"

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

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"

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

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

[preview] Sky 7th Trouble Man

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"

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

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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

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"

"XXOO"


"Illy Girl"

Aleon Craft "Yoga Flame"

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

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"

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"

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

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)

Usher "There Goes My Baby (Dajaz1 Remix)"

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"

done & done (8/26/2010)

J57 ft. Skyzoo "Lights Out Pt. Zero"

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"

Noah D - Scion Radio Mix

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

[video] Fresh Daily "In The Stuy (On My Mind)"

Rickie Jacobs ft. 2 Pistols "Being Honest"

Rickie Jacobs ft. 2 Pistols "Being Honest" (prod. by The Awesome Sound): We got the DMV-flavored street single "Yes, Yes Y'all" at the end of July, and now the official single, with some wild synths and snappy bass, smacks the shit out of you. Air Jacobs, September 2nd, and this shit is intergalactic! Shouts to BuckMarleyXXX.

Bonus Beats Rickie Jacobs "Not Good Enough"

Black EL "Clockwise"

Black EL "Clockwise" (prod. by Durkin): Shit sounds like an amazing video game trapped in an 808. Black and Durk concoct this stream of consciousness cut that is not going to be on Color Commentary.

&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://blackel.bandcamp.com/track/clockwise-produced-by-durkin"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Clockwise (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;

[video] 9th Wonder & Buckshot "Concrete Jungle"

[video] Rhymageddon "Intravenous"

Hollywood Floss presents Xperiments! Vol. 2 (Fightclub)

While the first time I ever covered Hollywood Floss was for BGDB, the first time I featured him on RTD was for The Xperiment Vol. 1, where he took a group of tracks and had the good folks at hailmegatron and TheHipHopEffect and allowed them to construct their own playlists and track titles, and gave these out free to the people. Behind the scenes, Floss said when Vol. 2 drops, RTD would be in on the fun, and it looks like Kevin Nottingham has joined in with returning blogs hailmegatron and TheHipHopEffect, so now you've got one project seen four different ways. Megatron's flipped his with an Inception point of view, and in a total coincidence, my version is all Fight Club. It actually started backwards - I called the last track "Demonfight" based off of lines in the first verse, and started playing with other kinds of fights, based on the topics dealt with at hand. Sonically, it's a nice ride - flowing from original tracks to beats flippin' classic samples - and ranges from an array of themes. Floss is a talented MC, and is getting a LOT of press since I've first posted his material, so I'm glad to see he's still reaching back and giving the people some quality material in a different way.

DOWNLOAD Hollywood Floss presents Xperiments! Vol. 2 (Fightclub)

Lil' Jon ft. Ice Cube vs. Rusko "Roll Call (DJ Nappy THUGSTEP Refix)"

Lil' Jon ft. Ice Cube vs. Rusko "Roll Call (DJ Nappy THUGSTEP Refix)": It's been a while since I've gotten my hands on a new THUGSTEP refix from my boy Nappy, and lookie what we have here! Proper anthemic track right here - Lil Jon is perfect for dubstep, and the Rusko track Nappy used kicks things into proper headbussin' levels. I don't like your clique, and we finna fuck you and your whole life up. You perpetrators need fall all the way back. Shouts to DJ Cable, Hipnotikk and the heads who kept things progressing... expect more of these in the near future.

"y'all really can't mess wit my clique!"

[video] The ILLZ "Antonio Tosca"

The 54 Reality Show (8/08/2010)

Rebel Sonix - Summer 2010 Mixtape

The Mad Bloggers Show, EP17

Philly Doin It Big (8/29/2010)

[video] L.A.N.K "The Summertime Anthem"



Sounds like that lazy, humid summertime that goes down in many spots in Jersey. Shouts to L.A.N.K; also big up to Pat Renton. LMAO @ Princeton cruisers with lightning bolts. Classic.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Zane One "Kingdom"

Zane One "Kingdom": Dope departure from "Zane One", homegirl dives deep into the dubwise bass on this one. You can almost smell the sensi when this oozes out of your speakers, bredren, but the only dope is her lyrics.

Real T@lk "The Bandwagon"

Real T@lk "The Bandwagon" (prod. by Authentik Made): "Chun Li drums, feel like 100 legs kickin'"; very tough track right here! Love the classic vibe in this one, Real and Made make a pretty dope duo. Real's The Sitcom LP is set to drop on Labor Day, so expect more fly shit in the near future.

The Electric LIVE At Summer Fest Romania

YC The Cynic "Fall FWD"

YC The Cynic "Fall FWD" (prod. by 2 Hungry Bros): From Y "Recently, I rocked at a show at SOBs to celebrate Big K.R.I.T. signing to Def Jam. While I was performing, one of the underground's favorite darlings to hate was hard at work on the internet, calling the show #Niggafest2000, and getting at me in the process. Needless to say, my brethren rose to the occasion and were quick to defend, and she ended up getting put in her place. That inspired this joint right here". Not sure who this is about, b/c I'm an ignorant nigga, but I'm glad that situation happened...

&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://ycthecynic.bandcamp.com/track/fall-fwd"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Fall FWD by YC The Cynic&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 Cable Podcast (July 2010)

Likkle late, but Cable's back for the latest in his Podcast series, with loads of Hip-Hop, Dubstep and Grime to keep you occupied from the month that was.

[preview] Versis iLLCANDESCENT

Versis is one of the cats who I consider to be the freshest of the new school. Dude's young in age but his talent is years ahead of many cats double his age. He's been working on iLLCANDESCENT for a minute, and it's now available via Bandcamp for $7. Check it out below, then cop one of this summer's treats.

<a href="http://versis.bandcamp.com/album/illcandescent">&quot;Thesis&quot; by Versis</a>

MiLKMEN Half & Half: The Mixtape


These cats can't sleep... so why would you sleep on them!?

Night Creatures ft. Elucid "Bellevue Dick"

Night Creatures ft. Elucid "Bellevue Dick": Being that Gutta and I polly a lot, I'm privy to a boatload of demos and unreleased jawns of his, so when I get the opportunity to release something? Proper excitement. I've been telling you about the Night Creatures album that Lyle Horowitz and MidPoint created, and this is the lead single and first glimpse of the project, and it's sick. Elucid brings the grit and the grime, while Lyle & Mid cook up a glorious throwback beat with some scifi noodlings in there. Shit's so leftfield, we're balancing out the Hip-Hop playing field on this one. This single includes the instrumental and a non-album B-side, "Indian Summer".

<a href="http://nightcreatures.bandcamp.com/track/bellevue-dick-feat-elucid">Bellevue Dick (Feat. Elucid) by Night Creatures</a>


Look for Night Creatures to drop August 30th.

Slim Thug, Jeezy, Killa & Slick Pulla "Diamonds (Hipnotikk Dubstep Remix)"



Some Monday morning THUGSTEP fury from ATL's own Hipnotikk; that bass has a dope drive to it, nahmean? WAKE UP! Shit, DJ Cable should have Fuck Thugstep Vol. 2 on the horizon... keep it locked!

M-Dot & EMS LIVE At Boston Music Fest 2010



[photos] The Gathering (Trenton, NJ)

In today's Trentonian, an article about "The Gathering" - a pretty dope, multi-medium project that's converted a local warehouse into part of Trenton's burgeoning art movement, cultivated by twins from the Trenton Atelier, as well as local graf heads Leon Rainbow, Kasso and plenty others. Remypro has posted some pictures on Facebook, and I've thrown a few of them up here...

Nato Caliph REACH EP

New EP from the homey Nato Caliph is here. Tracks like "Her" and "Anomaly" make up REACH, which available for free today, Nato's 30th birthday. Features include them Force nigga (Tef Poe, Family Affair, Rockwell Knuckles and more), and is a dope prelude to his forthcoming project, which drops on October 10th. Hit the jump for download links and the tracklist.

[photos] Euphemia Art Reception (8/06/2010)

This past Friday, I ended up missing Tamara Ramos' Euphemia Art Reception in Trenton, but it looks like there's a LOT of love going down for this on Facebook. Hit the jump for some pictures from this event.