Saturday, August 28, 2010

[video] Manuel Ambriz "Mr.Personality"

[video] Lil Wayne "Ground Zero"

Sedgwick & Cedar presents Planet Rock Paris

New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. These five cities embraced the culture of Hip Hop as it spread across the world and inspired their own movements with the release of “Planet Rock". The top DJs from these respective cities have released mixes inspired by the Planet Rock collection.

DOWNLOAD Sedgwick & Cedar presents Planet Rock Paris (mixed by Just Dizle) [SINGLE MP3 | SPLIT TRACKS] [via Different Kitchen by way of Sedgewick & Cedar]

Kanye West ft. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver & Nicki Minaj "Monster"

@AlmightyDjko I won't be surprised to wake up to a new GOOD leak on @nahright tomorrowless than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter



Kanye West ft. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver & Nicki Minaj "Monster" [clean | dirty]: Perfectly described my Saturday morning yesterday afternoon. This is the first 'Ye track to appeal to me in a while, even if that odd intro threw me off. Was that Bon Iver in the intro? I'll never know. I also don't get why Rawse is on here, he doesn't seem to add to much... great to hear Kanye spitting. Hov's verse about niggas he made millionaires sounds like a shot at Beans without naming names. Minaj? Nah, you can keep that multi-personality bullshit, especially if you're going to keep harping on being a new artists who makes a bunch off your shows. This could've been a Ye/Jay jawn and I'd be fine, but it sounds like they have their own project on the way? All in all, I dig this the most out of the recent crop of Kanye leaks, but there's enough in here that I don't like/care for. Sue me.

MP3 via Nah Right, by way of @KanyeWest.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Deal - The Villain & Daniel Joseph "Home Invasion"

Deal - The Villain & Daniel Joseph "Home Invasion": Here's one of those cuts that I've had for a bit and I'm glad DTV dropped this story-driven jawn with Espee. Peep the twist in the ending. FREE DTV Day is September 1st - be on the lookout for that!

RTD Playlist (Week of 8/27/2010)

Lovin' this weather... let me finish this so I can crack that Red Stripe...

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After a shitload of postive praise, The ILLZ was recently interviewed for The Hip Hop Chronicle UK; check it out:



Enjoy your weekend. Drink one for ya boy!

Annie Nightingale: All-Star Guest Mix Special (27/08/2010)

It's Carnival season, so in the UK that means a shitload of all-mix weekends. allowed a couple of titans to mix-up some dubstep, Drum & Bass and more for this week's show, so enjoy the likes of Camo & Krooked, High Rankin and J Majik & Wickaman taking turns smashing her show down.

[video] Black EL "100 Miles"



Directed by Noah Christofer of beyond MEASURE Productions.

previous Black EL "100 Miles"

Solid Steel (27/08/2010)

This week's show is super-varied, and features selections from Freestylers, DK and Ghostbeard. So much good music, get a glass of good red wine and rock to this over the weekend. And if you want these delivered directly, subscribe via iTunes, or hit the Solid Steel portion of Ninja Tune's site.

Grand Master Citizens: Cut Chemist



Via URB.

Bloggerhouse.net August 2010 Mixtape

[video] Aleon Craft "A Different World"



Via SMKA.

previous Aleon Craft The Stargazing Soundtrack

The ILLZ In Between Video Series: Videos

A few days ago, the audio version of The ILLZ' In Between Video Series dropped; being the nice Jersey nigga that he is, ILLZ has released the videos for every track on this project. How sick is that? Burn these to DVD, light something and sit back to some truly creative Hip-Hop.

DOWNLOAD The ILLZ In Between Video Series: Videos

[stream] DJ Spinna & BBE Soundsystem Present Strange Games & Funky Things Volume 5

The Strange Games… series which began in the summer of 1997, represents the blueprint for modern R&B and rap music. It joins the dots between 70s soul, 80s rare groove and 90s mass market hip hop. This compilation contains a wide variety of styles of tracks, from classic dance-floor fillers as well as lesser known delights. A more accessible diggers delight if you wish with an emphasis on quality track and not just songs worth having for a two second sample.

Conceived by BBE bossman Peter Adarkwah over 14 years ago, this fifth volume is mixed by longterm BBE stalwart, one of the world's best DJ Spinna. Featuring a much more worldly selection than its predecessors - tracks by the multi platinum selling War to Sylvia (Founder of Sugarhill Records) sit side by side with world music underground icons like C.K. Mann and Francisco Aguabella. This volume is the 5th in a series of compilations that appears to have the widest appeal of all BBE’s compilations and proves to be even better by the fact that there is a bonus mixed CD by the one and only DJ Spinna!



Tracklist:

01. Ned Doheny - Get It Up for Love
02. Sylvia - Sweet Stuff
03. The Ambassadors - I Ain't Got The Love (Of One Girl On My Mind)
04. Richard Evans - Capricorn Rising
05. Starvue - Body Fusion
06. Sylvia St James - Motherland
07. The Soul Searchers - Ashley's Roachclip
08. Willie Hale - Groove On
09. Eddy Senay - Cameo
10. SSO - Faded Lady
11. Cal Tjader - Morning
12. Francisco Aguabella - Ramon's Desire
13. The Philly Armada Orchestra - For The Love Of Money
14. Family Tree feat. Sharon Brown - Family Tree
15. The Perfect Circle - The Hands Of Time
16. WAR - War Is Coming, War Is Coming
17. Hiroshi Fukumura - Hunt Up Wind
18. Wood Brass And Steel - Always There
19. C.K. Mann & His Carousel 7 - Asafo Beesuon / Obaa Yaa Aye Me Bone (Medley) Edit
20. Merry Clayton - Gimme Shelter
21. Bill Summers - Brazilian Skies

[video] Keon Supreme "God Sent"

[video] Bishop Lamont ft. Marsha Ambrosius "Your Lover"

Che Grand "Man Myth Legend"

Che Grand "Man Myth Legend": Shouts to DJ Low Key for sending over a few cuts from his forthcoming mixtape with Che Grizzly, Fixtape 2: In It For The Drink Ticket, which drops next week and features cats like Von Pea, Donwill, Spec Boogie, Elucid and Uzoy, among others. Che spazzed on this Samiyam beat, sounds like futuristic excellence. It's like three years since the first Fixtape, and it sounds like this is an accurate representation of where Che's at in 2010... or beyond?

Bonus Beats Che Grand "Get On Your Job" (prod. by Boom Clap Bachelors)

Mayhem Retro May (Early May 2)

And it's finally here! EMS-affiliate Mayhem drops his Retro Maytape, which is the 2nd Early May project. Features include EMS heads like Revalation & M-Dot, Praverb Tha Wyse, Sha Stimuli and more, with beats from The Naysayers, Domingo, The Other Guys and others. Something dope to ride out this Friday to, and its presented by some dope people, including AYCE, Bostonianz617 and RTD. Hit the jump!

[video] Lil' Scrappy "Suicide"

[video] OJ Da Juiceman "Coogi"

Botchamania 147

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Suave The Ape "The Way It Goes"

Suave The Ape "The Way It Goes" (prod. by 14KT): Two weeks ago, we previewed Suave's "Early Morning", now we have the next leak from his COLOREDonly EP. This is some of the best shit The Ape is coming with - dude's straight mid-90's with his flow, and the instrumentals match his shit so perfectly. When I first got put onto dude about a year ago, I knew something was there... to hear his evolution? So necessary. Jersey in your face, all day.

The Two. Fifteens "Ragga Zapp.Mania"

The Two. Fifteens "Ragga Zapp.Mania": Prior to the release of Effective When Used After, The 215's have a FreEP on the way entitled "..." dropping next week, and this is the first single from it. It's got a uptempo dub vibe to it, but you could rhyme to this - it's part of the hybrid sound that's creeping into so many different genres, and really indicative of what these Left Coast beatsmiths are about. Plus, they utilized some of my favorite Busta Rhymes vocal snippets ever. Great way to kick off the weekend, seen!?!?

2. The Two. Fifteens-Ragga Zapp.Mania by thetwofifteens

FuseBox Radio (Week Of August 24th, 2010)

[video] 2 Hungry Bros ft. 8thw1, P.SO & Fresh Daily "Can't Win 'Em All"

[video] Lil' Jon ft. 3OH!3 "Hey"

CNN Covers The Jersey Fresh Graffiti Jam 2010

Truth Universal + S1 + DJ Waht Resistance Vol. 1

Production by Symbolyc One, lyrics by Truth Universal and DJ Waht on the turntables, this is the first in a three volume series.

DOWNLOAD Truth Universal + S1 + DJ Waht Resistance Vol. 1
<a href="http://truthuniversal.bandcamp.com/album/resistance-vol-1-mini-mixtape-ft-s1-truth-universal-dj-waht">S1 Shout + Resistance Recital pt. 1 by Truth Universal</a>

[video] Actual Proof "Genius"



Via Von. If you fuck with this, grab Actual Proof's The Free EP.

NE BeatTape

Picking up where The Cyndi Lauper Beat Tape left off, 100 Akres presents a beat tape comprised of nothing but New Edition samples, taken from their 1984 New Edition debut album!

DOWNLOAD 100 Akres presents The New Edition Beat Tape
&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://beattape.100akres.com/album/the-new-edition-beat-tape"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Hongry by 100 Akres&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;

Buff1 Ghosting

Dope project from Buff1 right here: "Ghosting is a project that gives listeners insight on the types of artists and music that inspires Buff1. Giving himself one week to write original material, Buff1 created this free project to be released into the blogosphere. Choosing songs that coincidentally had space for Buff1 to spit, none of the original songs have been edited.

Buff felt there were obvious similarities between the music on this project and one of his favorite Ghostface songs “Holla”; on which Ghost raps over the entire Delfonic’s song “La-La Means I Love You”. Ghosting also happens to be a game where one person follows behind another, mimicking their movements as closely as possible, without being detected.

The Ghostface homage, combined with Buff1 trying his best to follow in the footsteps of the artists who inspired him to write this project, made the title obvious. Lastly, don’t sleep on the exclusive bonus track “Better” produced by Slot-A." You should already know how powerful Ghostface Killah's aura is to the game, so to have a nigga the caliber of Buff1 going ham like this? Definite coppage. $Free.99. Do it!

[video] Cymarshall Law & The Beatnikz "Believe This"



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[video] Roach Gigz "Magic Gas"

Ayomari "Stay In My Heart"

Ayomari "Stay In My Heart": The boy Rogo from It's A Rap is working on a Summer Daze mixtape, and scored the full version of this sunray-drenched track from Ayomari. Expect cats like Stalley, brandUn DeShay, J. Ferb and more to be featured on this tape, which should be on the way...

Brian James Eat Or Be Eaten Vol. 2

I dropped a couple of tracks from this project last month, and the full mixtape dropped into my inbox overnight. Brian James is one of them niggas you can't judge when you hear where he comes from, and when you press play you won't be able to forget him. Features include Quiz, Art Barz, Curtiss King, Kraftie, Ghrimm and Chris Reed.

DOWNLOAD Brian James Eat Or Be Eaten Vol. 2

[video] Carlitta Durand ft. Jabee "Lost Love"

"Rap Is Outta Control" w/ Eternia, Bishop Lamont & AG



Video footage of Sirius XM's "Rap is Outta Control" Radio Show w/ DJ Eclipse & host Torae, featuring special guests Eternia , Bishop Lamont & A.G. Lil' chatting & lots of bars. 'Nuff Said.

[video] Cam'Ron "Fuck These Bitches"

[video] Jeremih ft. Ludacris "iLike"

Dula-Mite "Fight Music"

Dula-Mite "Fight Music" (prod. by Dirty Urb1n): It's been a minute since I've heard from this Vegas spitter, but this track does just what it says on the label - sounds like some shit a boxer would come to the ring with. Those eerie counter synths and that heavy thump of a kick, knocking at you? Shit can be kind of overwhelming. Dula stays on his braggart shit, which works well for this one. Enjoy that.

Revalation ft. Phil Blount "The Come Up"

Revalation ft. Phil Blount "The Come Up" (prod. by Sev Da Producer): Ill - I see Sev on twitter hyping his beats daily, so its good to hear that he linked with the EMS crew. No big story behind this - this is about a year old, with some chilly New England spitters going ham. Rev had a project that this didn't fit, so I'm glad he unleashed it to the masses. Big boy shit right here - throw this one on and TURN THE SYSTEM UP!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Syd Justice "Extra Credit"

Syd Justice "Extra Credit": Syd finished this a few hours ago, and he beasted this Missy Elliott-produced jam from Jazmine Sullivan. I didn't notice on the last track of his I featured, but dude sounds like Kanye on here - not lyrically, but his voice. Not a diss or shots at all, just something I realized while vibing to this. Heavy shit nonetheless. Live From The Eastside coming soon!

Nametag ft. Quest M.C.O.D.Y & Buff1 "S.I.N"

Nametag ft. Quest M.C.O.D.Y & Buff1 "S.I.N" (prod. by Black Milk): Damn. This is a lethal combination of ill spitters right here. Quest is one of the nicest who is also one of the most slept on, and Name & Buff1 truly make this one strong, numerically, over this fresh Black Milk track. This is taken from Nametag's album, The Name Is Tag, which you can cop via his website. It's his first official after dropping a grip of freebies, so support the man! Shouts to Dub MD!

[video] Moe Green "Top Turnbuckle Lifestyle"

[video] P.SO "Dubstep Debauchery"



Dear P.SO: this isn't dubstep; this is more Drum & Bass, but really it's more Jungle. Just saying. Suicide By Jellyfish, out next week.

[video] Usher ft. Pitbull "DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again"

The Dubstep Show On Kiss 100 (25/08/2010)

[trailer] The Paxtons The Manhattan Project



If you remember last year's Work, you should be hype that The Manhattan Project is on the way - September 7th is the date. Should be a sick mixtape!

The Mad Bloggers Show, EP18

From Q & OC Supreme: "We are back in this bitch! So, we're constantly working on the formula to make this show better and successful. With that, we opted to scale back to a bi-weekly show, essentially giving you The Mad Bloggers Show twice a month. We'll continue to pack some amazing tracks into the 35-60 minute show. We thank you for your continued support! Enjoy Episode 18. CHEA!"

DOWNLOAD The Mad Bloggers Show, EP18

Kitech - August 2010 Studio Mix

Dope new mix from Kitech, who's been putting in work with Dylan on the low. It's been a minute since Dylan has been putting out new Drum & Bass, but it looks like, with Kitech, he's found his sound and is churning out tunes. You will actually hear a track with Philly's own Zilla Rocca in this mix - trust me, that's just the TIP of the iceberg. I've heard dubs with Zilla, Curly Castro AND Elucid inna DnB meltdown. No word on where they're ending up, but when I find out, you'll find out. For now, enjoy this mix, which swims in the darker DnB seas.

Amor Jones "Dyin' (Nefarious! Remix)"

Amor Jones "Dyin' (Nefarious! Remix)": Nice reworking of Amor's cut from the HiPNOTT Takeover Vol. 2 project that dropped not too long ago. Don't fuck around and not listen to the lyrics - Amor is a pretty ill MC, and goes off into some shit on this one. Be on the look for his next project...

previous Amor Jones The AmorJones.com EP

Chose "Bang Bang Bang Freestyle"

Chose "Bang Bang Bang Freestyle": Introducting Chose. Another cat that Nappy put me onto, this Philly MC is kind of sounding like someone you need to take notice of. We've got one verse here over a hype Mark Ronson track, but that champion sound, coupled with the Superman homage in the picture? Kinda feels like someone who is about to save the day. Lyrically, dude is murder - that's that Philly in him. He has a certain bounce, though - you could hear someone like this on the radio too, right? Be on the lookout for more from this dude, trust we.

Kyle Rapps ft. KRS-One & Homeboy Sandman "Love, Love"

Kyle Rapps ft. KRS-One & Homeboy Sandman "Love, Love" (prod. by Analogic): Say what? You're serious? Three truly talented cats expound on the idea of "love" over a serious instrumental. I love hearing KRS go for his, especially when he's paired up with some of the newer school MCs who can be equal parts dope and creative. Boom bap 2010, nahmean? Word is Kyle's Kev Brown-produced mixtape will be a re-make/reinterpretation of Edutainment!? Ill!

Montage One EPK



Bonus Beats Montage One ft. Planet Asia & TriState "Blood Lust"

[video] Vandalyzm "The Allspark"

[video] Naughty By Nature "Hip Hop Hooray" LIVE At 2010 Underground Music Awards

Duane Banx "Re-Do"

Duane Banx "Re-Do": New jawn from the homey Banx; ever had one of those days/months/years where you wish you could hit the reset button and redo the shit? This is your track. I've been there... like Jay said, you gotta live with regrets, but them dark days be heavy on the mental. Banx' forthcoming DJ Kidd-hosted mixtape is on the way, and this is just a taste of dude's diversity.

Shawty Lo vs. DZ "Dey Down"

Shawty Lo vs. DZ "Dey Down": Woke up this morning to a couple THUGSTEP blends from the boy DJ Daddy's Money. What he doesn't know is that I'm a big fan of DZ - and "Dey Know". I like how the "I can rock it acapello!" right before the beat dropped. There's another one of these I'm gonna drop later this week, but for now, rock to this one!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

[video] Bun B ft. T-Pain "Trillionaire"

Black EL "100 Miles"

Black EL "100" (prod. by Durkin): This might be my favorite of the EL leaks so far. The low-end on this is crazy, and it's got a nice combo of electronics and live feel, painting a pretty ill bed for Black to black on. "Whether it was going to school on the other side of the state or living at home outside of the city, having a car was a necessity. No matter where I was, I would always drive to the city for work, leisure, inspiration or all of the above. It's helped me escape and has shaped me into who I am today. I could be a 100 Miles away, but I'm always coming back". This is the first single from Color Commentary, which drops on August 31st; the video for this drops Thursday the 26th, so keep it locked!

&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://blackel.bandcamp.com/track/100-miles-produced-by-durkin"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;100 Miles (Produced By Durkin) by Black EL&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;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;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;

[video] Venomous2000 "Overstand"

[video] Beedie ft. Ghosty "Fly"

the foreseeable future...

So, my job is putting the kibosh on our Internet access. Gonna put a crimp in my steelo, but I won't be gone.less than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter


This does not mean the end of RTD by any means... just a difference of the post flow. More scheduled posts, which could end up being a very good thing. The Friday playlists will end up being posted later in the day, for good or ill. That might be the main letdown - but what can you do? Gotta make the bacon! Plus, this will actually allow me to do MORE writing - which could mean more interviews?! Who knows. Just wanted to give you lot a heads up!

Deal - The Villain "Push The Button"

Deal - The Villain "Push The Button": WOW! Dismantling Method Man's "P.L.O. Style" instrumental, DTV breaks his attitude and mental on the state of the game right now. The EA General truly pulls no punches, and I'm glad he's showing that so openly on this one. Kids gotta eat, but goddamn! More where this came from!

&amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://dealthevillain.bandcamp.com/track/push-the-button"&amp;amp;amp;gt;Push The Button by Deal - The Villain&amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;gt;

Rise Of The Fallen 4: Decepticons Forever!

Rise of The Fallen 3 dropped back in April, and now the homey Megatron has dropped the fourth installment TODAY, featuring RTD-approved MCs like Hollywood Floss, hasHBrown, Intalek + Ritchcraft, Jones Andrews, Mark Milly and many more. Hit the jump for his write-up, tracklist and download links.

The ILLZ In Between Video Series

You've been seeing the videos for this, and now NJ renaissance man The ILLZ, who's stock has been rising as of late, drops the audio version of his In Between Video Series compilation with the backing of 2DBz, OnSmash and YouHeardThatNew, alongside Kristopehr Rey-Talley & Hot Mop Videos. Dopeski. Hit the jump for info on the project, a download link and ill back cover/tracklist shit. Jersey!

Potholes In My Blog & Prefix Present Summer Sampler

We previewed PIMB & Prefix's Summer Sampler last week, and you need to fuck with this. Right. Now. I mean, think about it: Von Pea, Stalley, Big K.R.I.T., YC The Cynic, Theo Martins, Co$$, Danny Brown, Moe Green, DaVinci, Intuition, Smoke DZA, Datahowler, Jon Hope and many more? You probably spent mad time in the Summer of 2010 listening to tracks from all of these cats already - grab this onestop shop of quality shit from all of them! Big up! Art by Theodore Taylor.

FWMJ & J. Bizness Present JB3P Vol. 5 - Those Chosen

For Volume 5 of the FWMJ x J. Bizness 3P Series features Those Chosen, a trio who has done a bunch of fly shit - I mean, they've performed on MTV2, at CMJ, A3C and the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. I've heard them spit, and they're dope - real "true school" type niggas, and of course, J. Bizness is the business. Whattup, FWMJ!?

DOWNLOAD FWMJ & J. Bizness Present JB3P Vol. 5 - Those Chosen
&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://jbizness.bandcamp.com/album/fwmjs-rappers-i-know-presents-j-bizness-3p-series-vol-5"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Act Like You Know by J.Bizness&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;

[teaser] Kingpen Slim ft. Edley Shine "21 Gun Salute"



Bonus Beats Kingpen Slim ft. Edley Shine "21 Gun Salute"
<a href="http://kingpenslim.bandcamp.com/track/21-gun-salute-feat-edley-shine-born-jamericans">21 Gun Salute feat. Edley Shine (Born Jamericans) by Kingpen Slim</a>

Apollo Brown The Reset (Instrumentals)

Apollo Brown's The Reset is dope - I've been known to rock to quite a few tracks from that LP. Just something really nice to lay back to a sip something while surveying your block - or burn something while plotting your next move. It has some dope Soul-ful arrangements and a real overall backpack sheen to it. Glad we got the instrumentals for this album for $Free.99!

DOWNLOAD Apollo Brown The Reset (Instrumentals)
<a href="http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/album/the-reset-instrumentals">Our Time by Mello Music Group</a>

Killa Kyleon x Marcus Manchild "BMF (AMG Freestyle)"

Killa Kyleon x Marcus Manchild "BMF (AMG Freestyle)": OMG it's AMG dropping atomic bombs over the "BMF" instrumental. Love how bottom-heavy that beat is, and Killa and Marc don't waste anytime, dog. Blast this while you count your stacks, then go cop something chunky.

previous Adub x Short Dawg x Killa Kyleon "Time To Get Money"

Closed Sessions: Freddie Gibbs Edition ft. YP



Via Ruby Hornet.

KONCEPT Playing Life

Promo for this FreEP has been going down kind of heavy on this end, so I'm glad that the BBAS has unleashed this beast from KONCEPT, which features beats from J57, Audible Doctor, maticulous, DJ Brace, & DJ Dyllemma, and rhymes from J57, Sene and Silent Knight. If you know how the Brown Bag gets down, you know this one is NOT to be toyed with.

DOWNLOAD KONCEPT Playing Life

Excel Cruz "60 Bars (The Only One)"

Excel Cruz "60 Bars (The Only One)": Blast off. Excel takes one of the flyest beats of the last year or so ("Popular Demand") and goes ham. Period. Lyrically, dude is nice - you gotta really listen to pick up the gems he slides in there. Tough.

previous Excel Cruz "Working Out"

[VIDEO] Judah ft. Chays "Sundresses & Sandals (Ode To The DJs)"

[video] Versis "The Need"

Kardi "Badd"

Kardi "Badd" (prod. by Kardi): Newest latest from Kardi's forthcoming mixtape, The Valedictorian. Interesting party track here, detailing the "conception, progression, and complication of a young and spontaneous relationship". He flips a sample from The-Dream into a pretty ill track you can get your rock to. Perfect compliment to the lyrics... dude kind of reminds me of Mic Wilson on this one, which is a great thing!

previous Kardi "Joke!"

[video] Scripts N Screwz "On 10"



Today, Scripts n Screwz releases their new visual experimentation, ON 10, to the public. The video consists of 2 main scenes. First scene features a traditional graffiti wall that represents SNS' love for Hip Hop in its rawest form and the second scene introduces the “Outer Limits” hall which includes stock motion, a never ending pathway and a host of interesting camera tricks!

The video's director, Cody Stokes, approached the duo with an idea that soon after became a reality. Stokes is a brilliant film maker from St. Louis, MO., whose accomplishments include a mantle top full of plaques but most notable, the very prestige Princess Grace Film award. SNS and Cody Stokes have already planned on working on more videos in the near future.

“ON 10” is the lead single for SNS' upcoming sophomore album, The HangOver. The song basically represents the old saying, to the MAX. “When you think of volume, you have 0, 5 and then you have 10”, says Scripts of SNS. The song has been gaining plenty of momentum throughout the St Louis Metro-East area but Scripts n Screwz feel as if the best has yet to come.

previous Scripts N Screwz "On 10"

Monday, August 23, 2010

Iron Lyon Time Capsule

Nice likkle slice of that raw from Iron Lyon, featuring a batch of sick MCs (Vordul Mega, Craig G, C-Rayz Walz and many more). Brooklyn's in the house without a doubt...

[video] Catch Wreck "Magic"

[video] The ILLZ "Where We're Going (Stop & Stare)"

Nucci Reyo "God Sent You To Me"

Nucci Reyo "God Sent You To Me" (prod. by Killa): New Nucci, who says that this track is about "my strong belief that God created Hip Hop , I feel as though Hip Hop can be used as a tool to reach the lost for God. I am not sure when Hip Hop became a tool of the enemy , used to break down the moral fiber of our communities and to drive us into a deeper life of a sin but with the resurrection of Hip Hop we can also see the resurrection of the communities it has influence over. Those are good things and everything good thing comes from God".

Savant, Lanet, Louis Logic & Miss Flint "Star Of the Story"

Savant, Lanet, Louis Logic & Miss Flint "Star Of the Story" (prod. by LMNZ): Germany's own LMNZ flips some George Benson to allow these MCs to expound on their favorite ladies. This is a precursor to LMNZ' Worldwide Rap compilation.

&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://lmnz.bandcamp.com/track/star-of-the-story"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Star of the Story by LMNZ&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;

[video] Strong Arm Steady "Chitlins & Pepsi"

Featuring Planet Asia:

[trailer] Koncept Playing Life EP



Playing Life drops tomorrow, August 24th, and you should already know its gonna be sick - we've been leaking tracks for a few weeks now. Brown Bag is going in.

The Combat Jack Radio Show (8/20/2010)

If you need something ill to rock to during the day, grab this. The homey @Combat_Jack and a nigga who I feel is like an uncle to me, Dallas Penn, present The Combat Jack Show, which airs on PNC Radio Thursday nights, Midnight to 2AM. A lot of real talk, comedy and Hip-Hop.

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Deal - The Villain "Say"

Deal - The Villain "Say": DTV's been blacking out with the leaks, nahmean... you snooze alarm niggas need to WAKE UP! This quick-shout over a Dilla instrumental is "about the questioning, speculation, & misleading that often happens in life". Shitload more where this comes from - trust we.

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