This is that proper NJ Underground shit: "The 7 Immortals are an OG Hip-Hop crew from Trenton NJ and includes more than 15 established, pioneering artists from the area. Members are mostly comprised of those artists who regularly recorded with the late, veteran Trenton producer Tony D (Poor Righteous Teachers/YZ), the crew from the revolutionary 90's Hip-Hop show: "The Raw Deal," as well as artists who frequented Hot Spots Studio (a recording respite for Trenton Hip-Hop artists circa 1989-1994.), alongside several Wu-Tang affiliates".
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Archive for 2011
As per usual, Bekay goes in for his 2011 Year-End re-cap. I haven't heard if Skillz is doing his, but that's fine, if this is the only review of 2011, that's fine. He spans the entire globe, from politics to Mayan prophecy over "Back On The Scene", the M-Phazes-produced Slaughterhouse track.
I hadn't realized this went up. TRU has had me on my writing dean in 2011... much more than I do for this spot here. Trying to expand, fam. I got to do drops about four or five of the top tracks from 2011. This entire list is ill, though. Relive 2011 through this one. Shouts to Rizoh, Jaap and the entire TRU Brain trust.
Recently, @DJCable asked me to send him some bits that I fucked with from 2011. Well, he actually asked me for more of an underground/Jansport flex, so most of my picks aren't in this batch, which is 30+ tracks of a more above-ground flavor. Artists included are Nicki Minaj, David Banner, A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, Pusha T, J. Cole Drake, Tyler, the Creator, Uncle Murda, Juicy J and plenty more. He went IN on this one, and I'm glad to help present it. Word is the second edition should be touching down in a few weeks, with more of a subterranean flex. Enjoy!
Crazy how this shit works. Saw Black Collar Biz at a few Hip-Hop functions over the year, and after building on twitter for a bit, finally got my hands on some of his music. And he's the truth. Like forreal forreal, beyond his years knowledge, and the drive that will keep his name in the light. And he reps New Jersey. His Forever Black album is due out VERY soon, and I suggested that he get a #BlackFriday series going. We've served you that good food all month. Here's a 19-track helping of Biz destroying a number of beats, including "HiiiPower", "Exhibit C" and plenty more, dolo and with a number of the state's finest. Fuck with this, and keep it locked for the album!
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Took some time out to not only recap the year 2011 in the WWE, but I put a different spin on it, tossing up my favorite tracks of the year and doing that comparison thing. You have to hear it. Also spend some time breaking down news and this past Monday's RAW. You fuck with WWE? Have a friend who does? Put them onto your boy!
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In what’s becoming a tradition, I’ve taken to highlighting the few things I’ve purchased/held dear to me from 2011. Few books, few CDs. If you got some Visa gift cards or just want to treat yourself post-Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa, maybe you should try some of these items…
The good SMKA folks sent this one over with strict instructions: "looking for some DOPE dubstep remixes". Presenting this competition are DJ Booth and THEFREAKBEAT, who are two institutions I fucks with, and this track is the business. The winning remixes will be featured on Jarren Benton's Freebasing With Kevin Baconmixtape, which is due out in February 2012. Peep the Kato-produced original:
If you're up for it, you can download the DJ Kit HERE (it includes the full song, vocal track, drum track and synth track). You can send your finished remixes to firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE January 25th. Go in with this, too - I have a feeling this shit could be major. Good luck!
My own personal Hunter S Thompson, @Dallas_Penn grabbed some video from one of the hottest MCs in 2011's recent Highline Ballroom show with the Outdoorsmen. He has a grip of flicks over on DP.com. Bronson's beardgame is killing niggas rightnow.
EDIT DP has more video up.
While I can't comment on how long it might take Nappy to get some shit done, I always commend him when he gets in his zones. He can knock a mix a day if he wants, or drop some ridiculous refixes on that ass. In the last few days, he let loose both a refix of a track that I sent the acapella to him mad long ago, and a jawn that he definitely sent to some DJs with an email stating to not put the track anywhere. I'm his manager and I can't manage him. I failed in 2011. But you won, because you still got two shit-hot refixes. THUGSTEP train keeps moving. Oh and yes, that's definitely an aerial shot of Nappy's workspace up there. And grab that THUGSTEP Commission mix!
FREE 320 DOWNLOAD!! Kreayshawn - Gucci Gucci (Disc Jockey Nappy vs. Africa Hitech THUGSTEP Mix) by Disc Jockey Nappy
FREE 320 DOWNLOAD!! GLC - Clockin ft. Bun B (Disc Jockey Nappy vs. Mr. Mitch THUGSTEP Mix) by Disc Jockey Nappy
While my Christmas doesn't sound as downtrodden as most, my post-Christmas ends are dumb low. All in the name of being khal bundy... Married, With Children. Gotta keep them happy. And they are. And I'm broke. Shouts to EMS for providing an anthem for me to rock to while I drag myself to work to buy some Heinekens for my inner-sorrow.
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One of those tracks where the title can't be more literal. After some time on the low, Gripz hit me like "I'm back", and asked for the "Shook Ones, Part 2" instrumental. After a year, this cut dropped as he usually does (i.e. less than 24 hours), and he sounds sharper. 2012 might need to be a problem.
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Not too blown away by either of these tracks, but the featured honeydip in these clips? Worth the price of admission. Put your shirt on, doe. I'm also not sure if dude's name is King Louis or Passport Louis. #shrug
Bonus Beats Passport Louis "Bobby"
Bonus Beats Passport Louis "Do It"
I totally missed this one when it dropped, and I'd called myself waiting for this one to touch down. Emilio and crew bring the funny, all day, and this episode brings it back to Sylvester Stallone. He's a constant, and for good reason. Find out why when you peep this. And subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.
This showcase is a bi-monthly that brings "indie Hip Hop artists & charitable causes under one roof for a night of music, social awareness, & community support. Proceeds for this week's show on 12/28/11 will be benefitting The Boys & Girls Club in Lower East Side Manhattan". Skyzoo, Emilio Rojas, The Kid Daytona, Nina B, the NJ Rebels and more will be at Southpaw tomorrow night. Go in.
Clams Casino is a producer who's gotten his name in a number of circles, most recently for his work with A$AP Rocky. He's produced beats for cats like The Weeknd, Lil B and more as well. The mastered version of his Instrumentals mixtape that I had no idea was out, is out. DJ Nappy is proud. Thank you, eskay.
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@Dallas_Penn-produced video ft. Meyhem Lauren, Maffew Ragazino & AG da Corner. And Herc. And Hulk. And Black Nick Fury. And
Frank Castle The Punisher.
This shit is like awesome Christmas gifts gone wild. If you're in NY tonight, you can catch most of these fools (Dallas included, I imagine) at the Highline.
New single from Lyle Horowitz ft. Loud Pack Lucy on the vocals. Her name rocks. This track rocks even harder. Love what Lyle did to the drums on this one. Interesting early morning cut right here, with a MidPoint remix on the flipside.
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Next month, Rome Cee's dropping The Grey Area, and he sent over a fly leak the other day. Something to roll up and reflect on love to. Confusing love, masquerading love, mistaken love. Dreams of love. Relationships can be a trip, especially if they falsified. Do some research before you give your all.
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Fire. With Christmas 2011 comes the beginning of the 2011 NBA season, and with the Hip-Hop game in the way it is, we need some Spreewell/Wallace ass niggas going in and beasting the game. Perfect way to approach this shit. Myk Dyaleks is one of the few Jersey cats I met in 2011, along with Deal - The Villain, and they aligned for this special EP. Fuck whatever you're fucking with. Burn this to CD and make this your Christmas gift. Santa's bitchass ain't putting this in your stocking, ho. Blast this LOUD. More EA in the near future, trust.
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1. Carol Of The Bells - Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra
2. Honey And The Bees - Jing Jing A Ling
3. Baby Washington - White Christmas
4. The Jive Turkeys - Get Down Santa
5. J. Hines And The Boys - A Funky Xmas To You
6. Ray Harris & The Fusion Experience - Soulful Christmas
7. Kay Starr - I've Got My Love To Keep You Warm (Stuhr Remix)
8. Diplomats Of Solid Gold - Let It Snow
9. Count Sidney & His Dukes - Soul Christmas
10. Gary Walker - Santa's Got A Brand New Bag
11. James Brown - Go Power At Christmas Time
12. Ike & Tina Turner - Merry Christmas Baby
13. The Beginning Of The End - Gee Whiz, It's Christmas
14. Happy Sound - Happy Sound's Christmas
15. Bob Marley - Sound The Trumpet
16. Allen Umali- Little Drummer Boy (feat. Roxy Modesto)
17. Peggy Lee - Happy Holiday
18. Ella Fitzgerald - Sleigh Ride
19. Wayne Newton - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
1. Smokey Klause (Prod. By 183rd & Kenny Beats)
2. Christmas In The Trap (Prod. By 183rd)
3. SWV feat. Domo Genesis & Mookie Jones (Prod. By Lex Luger)
4. What's Goodie (Prod. By 183rd & Maki)
5. 4 Loko Remix feat. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvy, Danny Brown, Killa Kyleon & Freeway (Prod. By 183rd)
6. Big Bad & Dangerous feat. Action Bronson (Prod. By 183rd)
7. Bout That Life (Prod. By Maki & 183rd)
8. Money Down feat. P-IC (Prod. By A-Foe)
9. Dear Winter (Prod. By Flying Lotus)
Nice little Grime-y Christmas bit for you sullen folk, yeah? I got put on to this one last week, but I figured I'd drop this today. I used to be on this level, especially when I was in more of my depressive stages, but really, if you've got family, you should get in the spirit. Not even for the bullshit consumerism. You need to get up with your family and have some good times. Or if you don't have family, do something to cheer yourself up. One day out the year, please. Cheer up, it's Christmas. Bitch. Hell, this is taken from Wiley's Evolve Or Be Extinct, which drops on January 19th. Pre-order that shit. It's Christmas.
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Wiley - Cheer Up, It's Christmas by Big Dada Sound
Benzi & Mike Posner are back with a special xmas gift for yall with "The Holiday Super Spectacular!" Mike is reporting from his parents home in Southfield, Michigan while his mom makes cookies, and Benzi has put togehter a crazy mix of new and classic Christmas jams just for yall. Also on board is Brooklyn's DJ Ayres who contributes a super dope guestmix of his all-time favorite Holiday Rap Jams! So grab some eggnog and download this super special edition of The Mike Posner Show with DJ Benzi now!
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Mike Posner & Benzi | THE HOLIDAY SUPER SPECTACULAR | by BENZI
I don't post much Lil B on this one, but the fact that he took it BACK with the instrumental, and kicked a based freestyle about Christmas (ohmygod)? This is tough. Maybe Santa is Based. I need a DVD player.
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Lil B, "Santa Is Coming BASED FREESTYLE" by The FADER