Saturday, September 25, 2010

Chase & Status ft. Tempa T "Hypest Hype"

Chase & Status ft. Tempa T "Hypest Hype": Jesus - I already told you guys that Tempz is the M.O.P. of the Grime scene, and this cut with C&S finds him going all hyper - this is straight 730, heavy metal riffin', club rockin' fury right here. I'm loving the beginning into the first massive drop, and kind of wish the majority of the tune was like that. I'm assuming this is on C&S' sophmore LP? We shall see...

Via Details Of My Life (shouts to @TimReapah for the heads up).

[video] Mikkey Halsted "First Class"

[video] Kozzie "Destruction"

Via DJ Cable.

[video] Gangland S07E06: "Death Before Dishonor"

Here's the BMF episode of Gangland:

Friday, September 24, 2010

HOODLUM U Don't Like Me Refixes

And now we officially introduce you to the HOODLUM crew. HOODLUM consists of DJ Nappy, DJ Cable & DJ Hipnotikk, and they are poised to not only maintain the crowns as THUGSTEP kings, but push the sound to the next level, and this refix EP, reconfiguring Diplo & Lil' Jon's "U Don't Like Me" is just the perfect introduction to their sound.

Oddly enough, this has been a stance Nappy and I have taken - not so much "if you're not liking this shit, fuck you", but a really open "we'll do what we think sounds right" attitude, and I think it's worked - just chart the progression of the Rap/Dubstep hybrid sound since 2006. It's catching on to the point where Rusko has motherfucking Gucci Mane on his debut album! That's huge for this sound.

But it needs to progress - thus enter the HOODLUM.

This EP features each DJs take on this massive track gives us different moods - I liken it to the intro, the riot and the dance. From Hipnotikk's precision edits to Nappy's headbussin' beatdown to Cable's waist-windin' heat, all styles of the sound are covered. There's even a special bonus track, featuring Philly's own Chose and UK spitter RTKal going ballistic over the original Diplo instrumental. HOODLUM is about refixing sound without asking, and making you love it. And I know you will. Grab this EP, then wait for the next move from the clique... they won't have you waiting. And shouts to Justin for the cover art - good lookin'!


Botchamania 150

RTD Playlist (Week of 9/24/2010)

Why are Fridays my busiest day of the week?

The Experimental Show (23/09/2010)

89 the Brainchild "Fly Paper"

89 the Brainchild ft. KhanArtist & Loko Krazi "Fly Paper" (prod. by Ezrakh): Here's your 4:20 coolout track, shouts to the Brainchild for flippin' a CLASSIC track to make the soundtrack of your herbal sesh this lovely Friday. Trill MF'n Cosby is on the way!

Nucci Reyo ft. Quandee "The Change Is Right Here"

Nucci Reyo ft. Quandee "The Change Is Right Here" (prod. by Drawzilla): I love Nucci's latest material - this one is on some feel good business. This cut is taken from the forthcoming In Due Season, and is part of that change that cats say they are dying for. What the hell are you living for?

Belief ft. Ali Baba "Up & Away"

Bi-coastal underground superproducer Belief returns with the first in a series of singles to round out 2010. Following up his widely acclaimed Aaliyah remix series, "Up And Away" is a mishmash of rock, electronica and hardcore hiphop featuring Los Angeles emcee Ali Baba on rhyme duty. "The idea was to do some progressive hip-hop, something that's never been done before." Belief has done production work for Murs, C-Rayz Walz, Kosha Dilz, Sum Majere and many more.

DOWNLOAD Belief ft. Ali Baba "Up & Away"

Gerald Walker "The World Will Spin Without You"

Gerald Walker "The World Will Spin Without You": Hasn't been a long time since I Remember When This All Meant Something, but Gerald picks up what sounds like Drake's coat, puts it on and pretty much sounds like a Drake reference track... for good or ill. Not sure what/where this will end up, but I have a feeling dude has a project on the horizon - creative cats usually do.

Rel The Chosen "Just Like I Figured"

Rel The Chosen "Just Like I Figured": The boy @EnigmatikBGDB hit me up about this cat last night, and I'm glad he did - this Houston, TX artist is ill. Dude's performed with Bun B, Slim Thug, 8Ball & MJG and others, and was even featured on the Takers mixtape. Interesting track here, taken from his forthcoming mixtape, this one is almost like realizing the feeling in your gut was true when messing with a female. Sometimes, you just know - and while you wanna give someone the benefit of the doubt, they end up living up to your expectations. Shit happens, learn and roll on.


Soul Khan "Suck My Dick"

Soul Khan "Suck My Dick" (prod. by J57): Here's a leak from Presents: Soul Like Khan, Khan's free album, that's set to drop in November. This is a great example of Soul's intricate lyrics, which you should have seen in numerous dismantling of MCs on the battle circuit. That hook is an anthem in its own, trust we.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

[video] Soulja Boy ft. 50 Cent "Mean Mug"

The Dubstep Show On Kiss 100 (9/22/2010)

Hype Men Episode 5: Martin Starr

EPISODE 5: actor and comedian Martin Starr joins the Hype Men to discuss 2Pac vs. Nick Cannon + surprises at Jay-Z’s second Yankee Stadium show + hugging El-P + Willow Smith’s career + Scientology + Martin’s new rap song + Mystikal + Megan Mullally + more!

DOWNLOAD Hype Men Episode 5: Martin Starr [via Hype Men]

FuseBox Radio (Week Of September 22nd, 2010)

[video] M@rv3lou$ "Fabricated Talk"

[preview] Bassweight

Via Knowledge, who has more information on this dubstep documentary.

Dev79 "Live N Die 4 The Street Bass"

Dev79 "Live N Die 4 The Street Bass": He recently leaked his "Dougie" refix, and that might as well have been a teaser for this anthem, which will be the next single on Seclusiasis, and is backed up with remixes by B. Rich, BD1982 and others, along with Dev's "Disco Fly". Philly club scene, Bmore club scene, stand up to this one. I myself have been privy to some shit coming out of a few camps, and this fits right in with an emerging movement. Trust we.

Strictly Steele "Stepping Out"

Strictly Steele "Stepping Out" (prod. by DJ DviousMindZ): This is tough - and fits like a glove. DviousMindZ' beat is hype, and Stric flows perfectly over this. Dude's from the UK, but now calls Toronto home, amd his voice is like nothing I've heard in a bit. If you're truly wanting something different, sip on this. Watch out for his Black Lights EP, which should be coming your way soon...

<a href="">Stepping Out by Strictly Steele</a>

MCMF "Hip-Hop Kiddin'"

MCMF "Hip-Hop Kiddin'": Here's a leak from MCMF's Make U Believe, which dropped on iTunes and Amazon yesterday. You can even get a limited edition CD from Tight flows, a tight beat, and a great message... Jersey keeps it moving. But don't take my words for it, check the album for yaself...

<a href="">Make U Believe by MCMF</a>

Lyle Horowitz "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet"

Lyle Horowitz "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet": Lyle's got a Twilight Zone-themed album, Who Are We? (Part Two) dropping on October 31st, and this is the first "single", although it might freak you fruity pants out. Get focused and enjoy this before the full feature drops...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

[preview] The Office S07 EP1's Cold Open

Dwight FTW.

[video] Skillz ft. Raheem DeVaughn "Call Me Crazy"

[video] Y Society "Don't Do It"

Y Society = Insight & Damu. Grab the "Don't Do It" single via iTunes.

[video] Junk Science ft. Gene Stovall "Miraculous Machines (Linda Gold)"

J.Nic$ The Stimulus Package

Some more of that Miami heat in the form of dope UGHH, ya smell me? I only got put onto J.Nic$ recently, but I'm impressed, and its good to hear a full project from dude now. Shouts to Numonics for sending this one over.

Daddy's Money "Since Gold Dust Been Gone"

Daddy's Money "Since Gold Dust Been Gone": DM hit me with this one like "I know it's not the usual THUGSTEP", but what he didn't realize is that I'm a sucker for Pop music refixes. I like people stripping down the cheeseball Pop instrumentals and really dragging that shit into another zone. The Flux Pavillion remix of Fresh's "Gold Dust", from the intro to the placement of the sampled vocals? It's a perfect match. I'd call it Pugstep, but I don't want to be mean to Kelly.

[video] j. lately "Til Then"/"Sunset Dialect"

Grind Time: E Ness vs. Iron Solomon

Curly Castro & Zilla Rocca's Str8 Westcoastin' Mix

Curly's "West Indian Rum" dropped the other day, and I mentioned he'd be performing this in Phoenix - I had no idea he and Zilla were going to be hitting a whole West Coast tour! This podcast is something of a gem on what might be one of the last Summer days of 2010, full of tracks from Snoop and Rass Kass, Eazy E, Planet Asia and more, including two bonus jawns: "West Indian Rum" (for you sleepers) and "It's 5'OClock Somewhere" from the Broken Clocks EP.

DOWNLOAD Curly Castro & Zilla Rocca's Str8 Westcoastin' Mix | STREAM

Dr. Ew & John Beans Future Thugs

Hectic mixtape from a couple of dope DJ/producer types that hit my inbox earlier today. Refixes from DJ Daddy's Money, Hipnotikk, DJ Hotsauce and others alongside tunes from DZ, Skream, Benga, 12th Planet and more. Blast this!

DOWNLOAD Dr. Ew & John Beans Future Thugs

DJ Cable's Rinse FM Guest Mix (8/26/2010)

[video] Meyhem Lauren "Ray Lewis"

Meyhem Lauren passed me a disk of his latest work. The 'Clarified Butters' mixtape is gonna rock some skullcaps this winter. The opening track is called 'Ray Lewis' and that shit hits as hard as the man its named after.

True story is that I was listening to the song watching the Ravens play the Jets when Ray Lewis cleaned the clock of the Jets tight end [ll] Dustin Keller. You can call it fortuitous serendipity if you want. I call Meyhem Lauren the future of rap music. - Dallas Penn:

Bonus Beats Meyhem Lauren ft. Action Bronson and A.G. da' Coroner "Ray Lewis" (prod. by Don Producci)

[preview] Debilos ft. Anqui "Turn My Clock"

I've tried to not post video teasers anymore, but this one is different - I'm actually interest in seeing the full video. Keep it locked!

Singapore Kane, Bekay & El Da Sensei "The Platform"

It's been over 10 years since the three man crew consisting of Evidence, Rakaa Iriscience & DJ Babu, better known as Dilated Peoples released their acclaimed debut album, The Platform back in May of 2010. As a tribute to one of the best groups to ever do it, joins forces with Coalmine Record's artist roster of Singapore Kane, Bekay & El Da Sensei to pay homage to The Alchemist produced single, "The Platform".

DOWNLOAD Singapore Kane, Bekay & El Da Sensei "The Platform"

Wildabeast Beastroc

Interesting project here - 7 tracks completed in like 8 hours? All Blackroc instrumentals, with Wildabeast going ham on them. Simple and plain, and one of the great things about your Interents. Notherground!

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&amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=""&amp;amp;amp;gt;Beastroc by Wildabeast&amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;gt;

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

[video] Rhymefest "Mermaid"

Von Pea "Thanks For Your Children"

Von Pea ft. Che Grand & Elucid "Thanks For Your Children": I won't say that I've heard Pea's Gotta Have It, but I do know that in the grand scheme of the picture that Von painted, this track smacks you in the face like a buck fifty. Che Grizzly and Gutta come fresh off of The Fixtape 2 and the "Pandemonium" single, respectively, to add a splash of p-noid funk to the mix. This might be one of the albums of the year. Or maybe I'm just bugging. Trust, though, this track is constructed like the golden age of Hip-Hop - in your face, creative and real.

Pea's Gotta Have It
drops on October 12th.

previous Von Pea "Boombox"

Jon Connor "The Message"

Jon Connor "The Message" (prod. by Optiks): Here's another cut from Flint, Michigan's own Jon Connor, who I'm glad that Young Sav from Best of Both Offices put me onto. This beat has that throwback steelo (love that break), and dude attacks the beat precisely. No bullshit, just jewels woven lovely throughout this track. Vinnie Chase Season One is due out soon!

Pugs Atomz The Decade Cover+Tracklist

BBE is dropping Pugs' new album, The Decade, on October 26th. It's a compilation of tracks he's done over the last 10 years, so the title is perfect and its guaranteed dope. If you're not up on Pugs, you need to grab this and get an idea of the fire he's been putting out for the last 10 years, seen?

[video] Anika "Yang Yang"

Produced by Portishead's Geoff Barrow.

Bonus Beats Anika "Yang Yang"

Rickie Jacobs Air Jacobs

The wait's over - Rickie Jacobs' Air Jacobs, which is presented by BuckMarleyXXX and Tha Good Life Reviews, is here, and it's been WELL worth the weight. I first got tuned into Rickie due to his production, but over the last year or so his skills on the mic have been the highlight, and they take center stage over beats from Artic, The Awesome Sound, MarsZ and more, with guest MCs like Wordsmith, 2 Pistols and others adding but never overshadowing Rickie's steelo. Have I ever steered you wrong? No? Then hop in your Delorean and take a trip into Rickie's zone.

DOWNLOAD Rickie Jacobs Air Jacobs

Making of Wordsmith's "Touch Backdown"

Wordsmith's In-House Producer Strada debuts his first "Making the Beat" mini series that will focus on his personal beat making process for numerous projects. In this behind the scenes video watch how Strada pieces together Word's radio single, "Touch Backdown" Feat. Jnes off of his Buzzworthy Bangers Vol. 1 EPixtape Dropping November 2nd.

DJ Hero 2 NYC Launch Event

Dallas Penn brings you the info on my next obsession.

[video] Ice Cube "She Couldn't Make It On Her Own"

Featuring Doughboy & OMG:

[video] Jeff Spec "My Story"

P.SO "Some Fun"

P.SO "Some Fun": Suicide By Jellyfish recently dropped, but the Earth Tone King already has another project, More Jelly, lined up. This will be a sequel, but there's likkle info on it currently. This is a dope track - love the sample(s) utilized... has a nice bop to it.

[video] Lyriciss "Hot Move" LIVE (9/17/2010)

Hip Hop Karaoke NJ (9/25/2010)

Redman "Fly"

Redman "Fly" (prod. by Illmind): Gotta rep for the Gilla House general, Redman. This is the street single from Reggie, Red's next album, and it's definitely a big-body beat. Not sure how I feel about the random auto-tuning in here, but he still knows how to throw down some sick lyrics. Gotta respect.

Via Nah Right.

CapricornOne "Pandemonium" Single

Out today on iQ Entertainment is the first official single from CapricornOne, aka Elucid and El Carnicero. Been a long time coming for this release from this outfit, so I'm glad you guys can grab "Pandemonium" (alongside remixes from SDUK + haDJi).

COP CapricornOne "Pandemonium" via Juno Download.

[video] M.I.A. "Story To Be Told"

Monday, September 20, 2010

[video] N.O.R.E. ft. Flava Flav "Nutcracker"

This leaked prematurely over the weekend, but here's the official version.

Via 57th Ave.

Coldcut Journeys By DJ: 70 Minutes Of Madness

To help celebrate turning 20, Ninja Tune not only released Ninja Tune XX, but today Coldcut gave away their seminal Journeys By DJ mix, which at the time (read: the mid 90s) blew away anything you could consider a "mixtape". It did exactly what it said on the tin - it was a MAD journey of a DJ excursion, crossing genres and opening a lot of minds. This version of the mix is taken from the 2002 re-issue...

DOWNLOAD Coldcut Journeys By DJ: 70 Minutes Of Madness

Quest M.C.O.D.Y. "Nothing"

Quest M.C.O.D.Y. "Nothing" (prod. by Manchyld): I had no idea Quest was doing #MCODYmonday leaks; here's a year-old track that was recorded in Florida. Rumor is Man and Quest might be doing an EP together? Keep it locked on Quest's blog for that - and a MAJOR announcement!

MiLKMEN & Dutch New York "Black & Yellow (Remix)"

MiLKMEN & Dutch New York "Black & Yellow (Remix)": Frequent collaborators Dutch NY and the MiLKS have a new project, Vanilla Dutch, on the way. This mixtape has some pretty good potential, considering the lyrical acumen of all parties involved. This is a dope party starter right here - throw this one on if everyone is playing the wall, watch how quickly cats jump on the floor!

Curly Castro "West Indian Rum"

Curly Castro "West Indian Rum" (prod. by Margel Overton): Some fresh shit to mek yeh wine up yeh waist, seen? Sela's own Margel Overton cooked up a bass-heavy, futuristic dancehall flavors, with a hint of that rum in the mix. Word is he will be performing this live on the 24th of September at the Hidden House in Phoenix. More info at Clap Cowards.

Lyriq2Go "The Wraith"

Lyriq2Go "The Wraith": I think this is one of the first times I've heard Lyriq really go hard on the solo tip. He puts on for Brokn.Englsh and the Elite Assembly, but you already knew how they do, nahmean? SAY IT WITCHA CHEST, NIGGUH!

&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=""&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;The Wraith by Brokn.Englsh&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;

Sean J "Unstoppable"

Sean J "Unstoppable" (prod. by Soy): You would think these two didn't just drop a mixtape! Those FTG boys go in for the first track/lead single from J's The Ego Egg mixtape, which is dropping through Domination in three to four weeks. Perfect introduction if you're not up on either - be on the lookout for the video, too!

King Mez "How I'm Feelin'"

King Mez "How I'm Feelin'": Mez recently lost his mother, and snaps up a Drake instrumental to let some shit off his chest. I haven't heard a grip of material from the spitter, but the more I DO hear, the more I realize that dude's a beast. Hopefully we get some fresh material soonlike...

Indiana Rome "Bye Bye"

Indiana Rome "Bye Bye": Ill trunk rattler from the nigga Rome's forthcoming Who The Hell Left The Gate Open project. While it's called "Bye Bye", this is the sound of Rome kicking the door open, asking no questions... and just eating everything on your plate. Own that.

Live From The Basement (9/29/2010)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

QuESt "The Samba Thelonious Theory"

QuESt "The Samba Thelonious Theory" (prod. by Thelonius): Nothing like a dope MC going the extra mile over a sick beat. He really toys with how this beat flows, then goes above and beyond - you might need to keep your hand on the rewind button to run back some of these lines. This single is taken from Q's The Reason: A Defense Mechanism, which drops on November 23rd. He's asking if this should or shouldn't make the album - if this doesn't make the album, niggas is retarded, straight up. Fire track.

Gyptian "Hold Yuh (Shy FX & Benny Page Remix)" [radio rip]

Gyptian "Hold Yuh (Shy FX & Benny Page Remix) [radio rip]": I know, I know - I've talked a lot of shit on the original "Hold Yuh", but I can't help it. Ever since Hot 97 picked up on it earlier this summer, some version of it has played on morning radio. Especially when Nicki Minaj jumped on it - it was dwindling, then got thrown back in like it just came out - Cipha Sounds used to do mixes of like 3 or 4 different versions, including blends with whatever popular Drake tune was out over it! However, DSB's own Shy FX and Benny Page cooked up a DnB remix in their style, and I can rock to this. They know how to transfer that dancehall energy inna DnB meltdown. Drops nasty, and might make me listen to Gyptian "get butterflies" throughout the Fall...

Via MistaJam's Saturday Soundclash (18/09/2010).