Archive for 07/01/2011 - 08/01/2011

[video] Uptown XO ft. Diamond District "Told You So"

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Taken from Monumental II, which dropped today via Rocksmith and 2DBZ.

[video] STS "The Cliche"

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The Accomplices ft. Malicious "Drop"

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We already introduced you to The Accomplices, aka The Jake & BroadNMarket, who are dropping their Got Away: The EP on the 7th of September (which is also my son's bornday - win!), and Broad sent over this cut with Montreal's own Malicious, who is a cat I'm pretty sure I had never heard of before. And I'm kind of blown away - that beat is dope, and I knew it would be, I'm just loving how Malicious attacked it. He's as hard as the drums on this, but his flow also retains a smooth quality to it. Precision sharp, every word holding weight. Just a heavy track to drop on the people. Loving how this EP is sounding! Be on the look out for that one, trust we.

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EDIT Looks like I have heard Malicious before.

Theo Martins "For Helena"

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Here's some of that other other from Theo Martins. He always has found it easy to incorporate his influences in his music, and "For Helena" finds homey flipping some indie Pop shit into some other other. I'm not sure if the girl is the game, and he's crafting a metaphor for him being right on the cusp of getting "put on", or if he's just trying to get that chick to open the door so he can play hide the salami. Or is it pound the pastrami? In any case, it's a captivating piece of music done in a quickshot. Probably the audio equivalent to good cocaine. Or am I totally off. Word is T Mart has a fucking cassette on the way? This nigga.

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Hollywood Floss "Stalker"

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The boy Flawse likes telling stories. I hope this one is more creative expression and not relaying a real life situation. I never had a stalker, and back in the day, I probably wished I had one. Get some excitedment in my life. Over a bright banger from brandUn DeShay (who I'm seeing more production credits than rapper credits from), Floss goes from going on a date (calling himself helping a friend), and I guess he impressed the shit out of her. Or maybe he laid down that New Houston pipe game, and now he has a new dog chasing his tail. That's some hectic shit. Hopefully she aint put any burning Jordans on his doorstep or anything. Enjoy this. One Fan At A Time, September 26th.

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Gerald Walker "Please, Shut The Fuck Up"

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I'll never understand someone who is trying to make it big(ger) in the music game getting seemingly so frustrated that they have to write a song asking people who are checking for them to shut up. I mean, I get the need for privacy... but it's not that easy when you willingly put yourself out there, in the eye of the public. We're sorry you can't be an everyman at this point - you have some kind of status, you feel me? In any case, Gerald tells us why he's really mad. His The Other Half Of Letting Go drops on the 20th of September (and I imagine that's a fact he'd like people to speak on), so be on the look out for that.

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B.L.A.P. Producer Showcase (8/30/2011)

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These go down fairly regularly. Tonight's event should be special - no not because A-King is hosting it, but because it's !llmind's birthday. 8PM to 1AM, Katra Lounge. @BLAPBOYZ | RSVP at blap.events@gmail.com.

[video] Jay Billion ft. Sadat X & Eeva "Big Bills II"

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[video] Raheim Supreme "Crazy On The Mic"

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[video] Quan "I Dot It"

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DJ Teddy King & DJ Mondee – New Jersey State of Mind

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While I've heard better NJ Hip-Hop mixtapes in my life, I can't front on this Boundless NY-presentation, featuring Ted King and Mondee highlighting Jersey artists like Redman, Queen Latifah, Das EFX, Lakim Shabazz, El Da Sensei, Pace Won, 45 King and more. I love hearing more about undiscovered/slept-on Jersey acts, but this will definitely do, especially for cats who don't realize the talent contained in the Jersey Hip-Hop scene. Shouts to Diggers Union for this one.

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Boundless Presents "New Jersey State of Mind" A Mondee & Teddy King Mix by Teddy King

[video] Jeff Spec "I've Been Trying"

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Bonus Beats Jeff Spec "I've Been Trying"

Ess Vee "Backyard Sippin'"

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I got sent this sometime last week, and I been on some other shit. Maybe I got abducted by an alien. Who knows. In any case, I'm here now, and post-Irene, it's time to break out the charcoal and enjoy the last few weeks of summer. Taken from The Veelude (which is going to be presented by UHTN), Vee creates the kind of backdrop you'd want when the smoke from the grill is hitting your nose (alongside that cheeba scent), the honey dips are dressing less, and your family is there, cackling at times gone by. We've only got a few weekends where these kinds of excursions are permissible, so get that shit in, early. Props, Vee.

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EDIT Oh snizzle, here's the video:

Myk Dyaleks "All Right"

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Myk actually sent me this a few weeks back and, like an ass, I was gonna post it up then - against wishes. Good thing I went over that E-mail. You may or may not realize that Dyaleks has had a "color" theme to his latest projects (Make'em Yell(ow), Chord On BLEU), and it looks like that series had a name, Primary Collo(urs). While this sneak peek is short (under two minutes), it's a perfect example of what Dyaleks has been cooking on, and many feel it's the best way to (re)introduce you to his cipher. He drops his mission statement over some throwback loops. Love that synth melody, forreal. Re@d (Ow)T LOUD!!!! will be dropping on the 5th of September. Keep it liddocked.

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Dub MD & Dominique Larue Present The Sam Jackson Project

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FINALLY! DJ Booth and Dub MD present Dominique Larue's Sam Jackson project, on the day that Michael Jackson was born. I imagine that's not deliberate, but an ode to another iconic Jackson out there? So dope. Original beats from the likes of King Mickey, Onederkid, D-Que Beats, Severe and more, with the homies M-Dot, Revalation and Add-2 being featured. I personally love utilizing movie samples in my own podcasts/mixes, so to hear Larue flip those throughout her EP? So perfect. DJ Bern on the cuts as well. Enjoy that.

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#ThisIsAnger, Week 1: Nappy x Tetsuo x Santi Junior

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Leading up to the September 19th release of the This Is Anger EP, we'll be dropping some refixes and remixes of "This Is Anger", for free. For the first refix, we bring you Santi Junior's "This Is Anger" refix, which finds him taking Nappy's anthemic aggression into a darker zone, with Tetsuo's "My World" playing the perfect blend of grind and funk for Nappy to spew his venom. Santi's come a long way - he kind of reminds me of how Nappy attacked the refixes, with a knack to find the right swing between the vocals and the riddim used. I've got half a gig of Santi refixes that I should be compiling for a large feature next month, so be on the look out for that. Until then, wyle to this. Look for a special, alternate version of "This Is Anger" from Sheer Dropz next month...

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Nappy vs. Tetsuo - This Is My World Of Anger (Santi Junior THUGSTEP Refix) by Disc Jockey Nappy

J.Period, DJ Spinna & Spike Lee Present Man Or The Music 2

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Not sure if this is going to be a yearly trend, but for Michael Jackson's birthday today, J Period and Spike Lee link up with DJ Spinna to revist their Man Or The Music tribute mixtape from last year, with an all-new second disc added to the project. I believe what would've been the third annual "Brooklyn Loves MJ" jam in the park was postponed due to Irene, but you still have this to enjoy.


[video] The Throne "No Church In The Wild"

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@Dallas_Penn created the exact visual I was seeing when I first turned on Watch The Throne. I'm still not a big fan of the song, but the images put the song into a proper context.

Indo - When Worlds Collide

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[video] Rhymageddon "All My Friends"

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John Dew - Tech-NASA

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Scripts-N-Screwz ft. Lamar Harris "Mothership"

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Some celebratory shit. Or maybe some shit to play while you blast off from Hurricane Irene's path. Or staring up at niggas who got on that spaceship and left you on the Earf, stranded. SNS Sundays, week 3, and they flow comfortably with Lamar Harris. Not sure where this series is going, but I love where it's gone so far. Hook feels like some P-Funk, by the way.

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SNS- Mothership feat. Lamar Harris by loosescrewz

[video] Tone Liv "Here We Come"

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maticulous - mello instros

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The Weeknd ft. Drake "The Zone (Ty Cody Remix)"

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I'm still not the biggest fan of The Weeknd, but I fucks with what Ty Cody did to this track on the dubstep tip. It amazes me how much space The Weeknd leaves in his tracks - it makes it easy for some of the Bass music scene's refixers to drop something genre-specific and still keep the original in tact. This is some main room sub damage right here. Even Drake gets a lil bit towards the end. Rock that. Shouts to Barrelhouse BKLYN.

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STS - The Illustrious

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Pavy - The Book Of Pavy

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Fakts One - The Chop Shop

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DP In The Streets With Irene

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@Dallas_Penn was in the skreets documenting #Stormaggedon2011 #HurricaneIrene.

DaVinci - Feast Or Famine

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Mayhem - Early May 3: Mo' Retro

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SL Jones - The Number 23: Editor's Cut

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Sinitus Tempo - PEACELAND

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Mark V. - Season Change (A Beat Tape)

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FuseBox Radio (Week Of August 24th, 2011)

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Centric ft. Trife, Sean Price & Cyrano "Loose Lips"

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Feels like I can't sleep during this Irene shit. Fuck that bitch. I'll keep drinking and figure out what's good when the power dies. Until then, ride the bass that Centric threw into this track. BPA affiliate/RTD favorite Cy Yung is featured, as well as Jersey's own Trife and motherfucking Sean Price. I feel bad, because no matter whatever the fuck happens, once P! is on a track? That shit is his. I'm glad I live in an era where he is affordable enough that he can merk tracks from bigger niggas and cats on the under. LOL @ him getting mistaken for Kimbo. No word on where this shit will end up, doe. Enjoy it for what it is, nigga.

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Timeless Truth ft. Roc Marciano "Irene"

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I'm riding out Irene with some Jameson and the Internets. Supreme Internets #1 Dallas Penn hit my inbox with the Random McRandom in form of a track that takes its cue from the insanity that's going on right now. Now, Before Greneberg, I fucked with Roc Marciano. For some reason, though, I'm finally really getting into his shit. Maybe it took the proverbial end of the world for me to realize that. Sue me. In any case, this some shit to blast while you're looting your favorite chain outlet stores in the name of media fear and consumerism. Be safe out there. Don't drown and don't drop your boxcutter.

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[video] Chiddy Bang "Guinness Flow"

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[video] Mr. Fickle LIVE At The Khyber (8/19/2011)

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That "My iPod" bit at the end is classic.

Electric Zoo Episode 18: 12th Planet

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[video] Lyrikill "Yes Inf**kindeed"

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[video] BIG S.I.N. "Illest Man Alive"

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[video] Earl Grey ft. Vasco "Heatwave"

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[video] DTMD "You"

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Bonus Beats DTMD "You"

[video] S.I.N. Extraordinaire "Underground Rebel"

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[video] Those Chosen ft. Blake Carrington "This Is cA"

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RTD Playlist (Week Of 8/26/2011)

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#neverforgiveaction

[video] Big K.R.I.T. "The Vent"

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Solid Steel (8/26/2011)

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Had to post this one. Solid Steel's gone and let DK rock the first hour, and allowed motherfucking Skream drops in for the second hour, with a special mix of his influences (featuring everything from Prince to The Bucketheads). Love mixes like this that truly showcase what someone feels represents in the new shit they create. Enjoy this one.

DJ Cable & DJ Hotpoint - UK Garage 2011

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When UK Garage was really taking off, I was so not about it. I was rediscovering mainstream Rap, and digging deep into Drum & Bass. I respected the darker tinges of Bass in Garage, but the champagne sippin', pretty stuff wasn't my forte. When I got older, and my tastes started to open wide, I started appreciating more of the UK Garage scene, and find myself bouncing to some of the classic bits. From what Cable is saying, UK Garage is hitting a resurgence, and he linked up with the homey DJ Hotpoint for a dope look into the Garage of now. Featured artists on this project include Royal-T, Redlight, DJ Q, Fused Forces, Skream, TRC and many more. Rock to this.

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The Dubstep Show On Kiss 100 (8/24/2011)

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[video] DJ Shadow ft. Afrikan Boy "I'm Excited"

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Taken from Shadow's The Less You Know, The Better, which drops on the 26th of September.

Side-B Radio (8/21/2011)

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In what should be the first of many, I'm going to be starting to post the podcast from the Side-B Radio shows on WPRB. Hook Jackson sent his most recent show over a bit late, but this is still a dope show. Features the one and only L.I.F.E. Long in studio, as well as a grip of new music from cats like Raekwon, Genrokka, DJ Absurd, Tone Liv, Kool G Rap and plenty more. Something to get your weekend started off right with!

[video] L-Vis 1990 "Lost In Love"

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Not my normal flex, but I like the Soul vibes in this one.

[video] The ILLZ ft. Michael Francis "November Sky" LIVE

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[video] Rukus "Pass Out"

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The Come Up (8/26/2011)

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Should be a dope event tomorrow night in Brooklyn at the Southpaw. Nitty Scott MC has been making a name for herself, and will be headlining, with catsl ike The Black Sunn & 810, D.Julien, Emcee Jermaine, Adebisi and OTiS CLaPP touching the stage. Feels like I booked this event! More info via MFM.

Genrokka ft. Corey Kelly "Imagine Dat"

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Genrokka is really going in with these classic flips. Grabbing the classic "Close The Door", Genny peers into the looking glass, trying to get an idea of what would happen if this life wasn't really life. Sounds like the dreams of kids looking out of project windows, stomach grumbling. Or those just struggling. AKA US. He did well with grabbing a singer from Trenton, Corey Kelly, to touch down on the hook. I know Kelly had some ish on the way, but hadn't heard if it came to fruition. I know Genny has his James Bernard Mixtape Series Vol 1 project on the way. Soon. Might wanna get lifted to this and really contemplate life.

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J NiC$ "Til Death"

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I've never been a G. Nor will I ever be a G. Not that I'm some poo-butt pussy ass nigga, I just am not the one to be wearing my certification on my sleeve. I won't back down from the fight. But I might not win. I might need a blackjack in my backpack. Oh, I'm supposed to be taumbout this track, huh? J NiC$ knows how to pick 'em, don't he? Putting his pedigree down over some bangin' beats with a fly organ atop. Til the day that he die. His Southern Niggas Ain't Slow is dropping soon, and will be in two parts, I hear: "The Tribute" will feature J coastin' over "rarely touched Souther classics", while "The Product" will feature new jawns over original beats. That's a lot of work, Polar Bear!

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Wildabeast - Rising Shadows EP

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The other day, Jelani and Wildabeast turned on the cameras and let the world see them record an EP, live. A few minutes ago, Jel sent over this seven-track opus, and goddamn, I love this kind of Internets output. Two talented individuals linking up and getting a project written, recorded, mixed and mastered, and eventually released later that week. For free. And it's fucking ill! First time in a minute I heard some new Wil, so I'm glad this came about. Fits the odd mood I'm in due to this rainy day. "Aftershocks" might be my favorite, trust. Noise x boom bap. Enjoy that. And be on the lookout for the next EP, which should materialize in October. Yall don't hear me doe.

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The Jake ft. J.Gunn, Daniel Joseph & Edge "The Hit & Run"

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I hope you guys picked up Dream Season. I know I appreciate it, and The Jake is appreciative of all of the love that the EP has gotten. This cut right here? This was actually going to drop the week the EP dropped, but delays caused both the EP and this track not to drop when they should've. Never fear, we've got some freeness from The Jake, who brings a slick instrumental on this one. Love the fact that most cats would probably bring in some of those harder snares on this, but Jake plays it Soulful and brings the thumping kick but has a number of different percussive elements in it. Three top shottas touch the track, as frequent collaborator J.Gunn, RTD-fam Daniel Joseph and the one like Edge each go for theirs over this one, taking the "dream season" idea and really bringing their own spin to the proceedings. Again, be sure to grab Dream Season if you haven't already, as it's a project I'm feeling so strongly about. And be sure to look out for The Accomplices! Shouts to sites like When Giants Meet, This Is Book's Music, Flawless Hustle and everyone else who has helped spread the word.

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Tef Poe - The Preview

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If you're not hearing from a nigga, assume they're working hard. I see Tef Poe jabbering on the tweets, and have gotten a few freestyles from him recently, but I know he's been tackling a couple of projects simultaneously. I wasn't really prepared for Poebama to email me this morning taumbout "I'm sitting on nearly two albums worth of new music". I also wasn't expecting him to hit me with The Preview, which is what you're getting today. If you remember War Machine, you'll remember two things: the full potential of the project wasn't reached, and Poe was saying some SHIT! Be happy to know that War Machine 2 is on the way, and this preview gives you a peak into what you can expect for that - although some of these jawns might not make the final cut. Shit happens. Love this, and prepare for a few things that Poe has down the pike, including The David Ruffin Theory, which is an EP he is doing with Rockwell Knuckles. Power Over Everything is the mixtape he's sorting with DJ Trackstar, which features Poe going in on the freestyle tip. Word is the listening party of P.O.E. goes down this Friday, August 26th at The Gramophone, and features Rocky as well as Family Affair. Also be sure to grab that GLC I Know Who You Pimped Last Summer mixtape, which features their "Out The Kitchen" remix. Phew. Slow down, son, ya killin' em!

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Element Tree Presents: Jersey Fresh Jam 2011

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I wasn't able to be there this year, but here's a dope video from Element Tree.

EDIT Here are a bunch of recaps from the Jam.

The Combat Jack Show (8/24/2011)

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A few days removed from the epic #BYOBBBQ2, and the Combat Jack show feels stronger than ever. Featuring co-host Sean Price, CJ and Dallas recap the BBQ (niggas was fighting?!), chop it up with Dee-1, and DP drops a bomb that you probably should've seen coming if you'd been following the movement over the last few weeks. Or maybe I'm reading too much into things. All I know is I fell asleep while listening to the show, so I will reserve my thoughts on the sicciashun until later today. Feels like Combat Jack show, Season 2 premiere and shit. And the SoundCloud for last night's show is just preview only, so I cooked up my own download link. #GetReadyForCombat

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The Combat Jack Show (BYOBBBQ2 Recap, Sean Price, Dee1) 8-24-11 by PNCRadio

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[video] Supanice "Black & White"

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[video] J.Nolan "Round"

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[video] Kendrick Lamar "ADHD"

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The Opus ft. Pigeon John "Up & Away"

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Shouts to Pugz Atoms for sending over this track. This shit is kind of dark - wasn't expecting this at all. The Opus have an ominous regality to the loop on this, with some skitterfied drums to accent it's dark flavor. Nighttime music. This is another cut from The Opus of the Opus II mixtape (which is mixed by DJ Intel), which drops on September 6th. The Midwest! Is it weird that the name "Pigeon John" immediately makes me think of those Staple Pigeon kicks? Oh and you guys do realize that this cut could turn into a Drum & Bass BANGER with just a little thought, right?

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[video] Illus "Old Friends (DJ Johnny Juice Remix)"

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Taken from DJ Johnny Juice's Feel Good Remixes LP for Illus. Yes, the same Johnny Juice from Public Enemy / Bomb Squad fame.

Whitefolkz ft. DC Don Juan "Call A Penalty"

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For some reason, I've been sitting on this track for almost two weeks. The boy Whitefolkz has been putting it down, and always knows how to come with some shit I can rock to, even if I don't think it's more of my speed. It's funny, I could see dude at LEAST being a regional favorite because of tracks like this. This bangs just as hard as a number of cuts that have to be cluttering radio in the South. It's catchy as FUCK, and hell, I could see some chicks rockin' to this one. Nice play on "charging", too. Might not be your speed if you're looking for something deep and intellectual - this one is more for stuntin' and ballin', I guess. Word is Folkz and Juan are working on an album, and this is the first taste of it. I have a few other cuts Folkz is affiliated with for you as well...

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Bonus Beats Harmony Muzik ft. Whitefolkz "Trails" (prod. by Certified)
Bonus Beats Dutch Capital x Whitefolkz "Sellin' Dreams" [clean | dirty]

[video] Smoke DZA ft. ASAP Rocky "4 Loko"

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I've still never drank 4 Loko. I respect that "all these old niggas on Gotti dick, real life he ain't even like niggas" line.

Wordsmith "Rhymesayer Revivial"

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I'm telling you, the work I was doing when interviewing cats like Wordsmith years back are the direct reason why rockthedub is even in existence, so I have to give him all the props. He might not realize what that work did for me and my focus. In any case, Words brings a laidback beat into new light, turning this revival into something more - this feels more like a mission statement, laying the foundation of what he's about when he goes into these numerous projects. This is another jawn from his King Noah mixtape, which soundsl ike it might be something you Internets come latelies need to be waiting on.

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