Saturday, August 13, 2011
DOWNLOAD Life+Times Presents Troublemaker - Pantystep
Word is this cypher was impromptu, and filmed outside of the Record Bar in Kansas City, MO. Featured MCs include Ces Cru, JL, Kutty Slitz, Milkdrop, Les Izmore and Vertigone.
Here is the New Jersey Cypher brought to you by Redd Pen Media. Mr. Hype recruits New Jersey heavyweights Apollo The Great (Camden), Big Ooh (Trenton), T. Dot (Willingboro), Porta Rich (Camden), A.P. The Mayor (Trenton), Balboa (Willingboro), Kilogram (Trenton), and Wifi Fame (Willingboro). Each emcee takes a stab over Half-A-Mil’s “Some Niggas” instrumental.
I'm not sure I'm drinking the Kool Aid on this one yet, but the Chopped & Screwed version of "Peso" I got sent earlier is dope.
Bonus Beats ASAP Rocky "Peso"
Bonus Beats ASAP Rocky "Peso (Chopped & Screwed by Slim K)"
I had a feeling this was gonna happen. FKi isn't afraid to spit over the original Flux Pavilion track that was recently sampled by The Throne.
Bonus Beats FKi "I Can't Stop"
A recap of the H-Town Sneaker Summit 2011 weekend. From a show to mixer to t-shirt release, the Houston Elite MC's plan on keeping up a hectic pace for the rest of 2011. August 24th John Dew's TECHNASA drops, Hollywood Floss' One Fan At A Time mixtape drops September 20th with more music coming soon from the collective. Video features: Hollywood Floss, John Dew, hasHBrown, Thurogood Wordsmith, and the Exclusive Doofus clothing line.
DOWNLOAD Dave Raps "Cashmere Dreams" (prod. by Brocka Tha Beatsmith)
Dave Raps - Cashmere Dreams (prod. by Brocka Tha Beatsmith) by DAVE_DAZE
DOWNLOAD Dave Raps "To Live & Die in L.A."
Dave Raps - To Live & Die In L.A. by DAVE_DAZE
DOWNLOAD DJ A Sharp Presents A-List, Vol. 6
DOWNLOAD Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 | Vol. 3 | Vol. 4 | Vol. 5
DOWNLOAD Mike G "Chevron" (prod. by Hodgy Beats)
Friday, August 12, 2011
DOWNLOAD Disc Jockey Nappy Unsane.
DOWNLOAD Mishka Presents Keep Watch Vol. XXVIII: Spooky
If you don't get this, you might need to rewatch. Caught me off guard, but I respect the message and the way it was delivered. THIS is the kind of ish I like to see more of.
This track (alongside "Nasty") got people thinking Nas is back. It also has twitter going ham, asking for a Common/Nas album. We'll see. I'll just accept what good ish we get.
This isn't normal RTD fodder at this stage of the game, but is still one of my favorite tracks of the summer (no, my view never changed). Also, I'm kind of loving the fact that they went in on that Maybach, and genuinely seem to be having fun in this video. I'm also wondering what vigilantcitizen.com is going to be saying about this one. Niggas at my job have had me on that Illuminati watch all week - but they won't fuck with Outer Perimeter.
EDIT Looks like The Throne will be auctioning off that Maybach for charity. Props.
We'll just call this "Subterranean Homesick Blues" for the Hip-Hop nation. Love that.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Whygee ft. Lyriqs "Allie Lungshank": The boy Whygee? He has some shit sitting around. I know - he's got a fucking EP he sent me that's bananadirty, but I'm not sure when it's touching down. Over a fly beat from Prospeck, Why and Lyriqs drop some tales of the lovelorn, the cats who fall head over heels for a female who ends up sticking them in the end [II]. He has a number of cuts about love, both found and lost, but I like how this one goes. Shows the seedy underbelly, feels like a back alley comic book. Fine work.
Trife "FreeAtLast (Rapper Dedication)" (prod. by Centric): Tough talk from Jersey's own Trife, over a properly-used "Walk On" flip from the boy Centric. This is nothing more than an introduction to a bad nigga, the preface to the story that is Trife breaking down his cipher for the game. Take heed. Free At Last.
If you need some bits to preview, check out the following cuts from the EP:
Their Digital Money album is out now.
DOWNLOAD The Combat Jack Show (8/10/2011) [via PNC Radio]
The Combat Jack Show (Alvin Blanco, Aryana Starr, Mr. Mecc) 8-10-11 by PNCRadio
This right here is tough. Imma need the MP3 for this, seriously...
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
This is crazy - City Gardens was a club that stood in Trenton, NJ - like, not far from where I grew up. It catered more towards the Punk/Rock scenes, and when it was thriving, I wasn't even legal. Anyways, this is a clip from the documentary that's been done about the venue and the promoter who ran it. Word is they set up a Kickstarter and reached their $20K goal in four days!! Can't wait to see the full length feature on this piece of Trenton history.
Sadly, the venue was closed for a WHILE, then turned into a Hip-Hop club that did everything from hosting OJ Simpson on his tour years back to becoming a sex club. Now it's closed. For shame.
Mayhem ft. Dominique Larue "Lookin Up" (prod. by Jerz):The boy Mayhem is preppin' heads or his Early May 3: Mo Retro tape (which drops on the 26th of August, and is being presented by StreetLogik, HipHopMayhem, DigitizedHipHop, Bostonianz617 & Brawlers Inc.); for now, we get another treat over a wild string/vocal-driven track from Jerz, finding May and Dom kickin' some fly shit, straight up. Something for the heads out there who are trying to detune the chatter and really focus on the path they need to be on to achieve their goals. And shit. Lovin' this one, perfect for a summer afternoon of hard work. Cuts by DJ Family Tyz. Shouts to Rev.
B. WattZ "Exaggeration" (prod. by Bhonstro): Here's a cut that feels like stepping into B's mind and having his thoughts/feelings/memories rushing past through his head. Love the beat Bhonstro threw here - moreso for the pads used than the drums, but it's the perfect bed for WattZ to express his thoughts to. Some deeper shit for you. Taken from his Human Nature project.
maticulous ft. Reef the Lost Cauze & Soul Khan "Once Invented Remix":Two of the nicest MCs out right now, going ham over some maticulous beats? Why thank you, BBAS camp. He recently released an EP (which we highly recommend), and has Mello Instros dropping on the 23rd of August for free, so really - you shouldn't even be complaining. This is some shit to crack a beer to and remember why you fuck with real Rap in the first place. Nasty.
Blame One "Dropping Bombs" (prod. by Coper):Here's a track that J57 sent over the other day. This cut celebrates the collaboration that Chemistry and Blame One did, creating a combo t-shirt and New Era which you can pick up via chemistrysurfboards.com. I'm all about hats and shirts. And dope Hip-Hop. And Blame One. Not so much about J57,but you already know. Word is Blame and J57 have their own collaboration - an album - dropping soon. Booyah. Bomb dropped.
Dave Raps "Black Magic": #DAVEDAZE tackles the massive "Taylor Gang" instrumental, and Raps keeps it tough. I've had cats at work talking to me about Illuminati and secret societies, and thought this was going to be more of that, but it's more just Dave kickin' that fly shit over a truly heavy instrumental. That Lex Luger? Probably. Enjoy dat!
If you're not up on Pea's Gotta Have It, you really need to get to know.
The Woodside Boys "I'm The Best": Here's a treat that I've been waiting to drop. Ever since CM Punk dropped the best promo on RAW, I'd been wondering when someone was going to take Punk's fourth wall breaking and apply it to the Hip-Hop game. Oddly enough, I got sent this track from the Woodside Boys (aka PreZZure and Lyle Horowitz) a few weeks back, and was floored. I know they are working on a project that rockthedub will be dropping on Halloween 2011, but wasn't expecting this one at all. The fact that cats get it, and applied Punk's darts to their position within the game? And hit with the same bite as Punk did? Amazing. PreZZ rides that plodding riddim from Lyle perfectly. I know, the Woodside Boys project isn't dropping for a few weeks, but with Punk winning at Money In The Bank, and that awesome new t-shirt dropping, I HAD to make sure this one dropped before the big main event at Summerslam this Sunday. I'm rooting for Punk - not just because he's the "voice of the voiceless", but because he truly is the Best In The World right now.
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Shouts to Jah Yummy!
Dave Raps - Rich Nixon (prod. by The Olympicks) by DAVE_DAZE
Bonus Beats Tayyib Ali ft. Dave Patten "Live on the Road"
Been a minute since I got a Green Llama blast, so praise Jah for that. The next release from the Llamas comes from City Slick, which finds Decay linking up with the boy Fluent. It's another one of those projects where if it weren't for the power of your Internets, it wouldn't even have gone down. Shit's fucking disgustoid, though. They sent over a few jawns, and I'm kind of blown away. These are taken from their follow-up album, The Money And His Fool, and find the gods going in over some leftfield slappers ("Back On It" is my personal favorite). Not sure when The Money And His Fool is set to drop, but let's up it's soon.
DOWNLOAD City Slick "Back On It"
DOWNLOAD City Slick "The Hustle"
Wordsmith "Grudges & Growing Pains" (prod. by Benny Rome):You know what happens when them horns come out... Wordsmith has allowed his Nu Revolution crew to shine, but he's back with his next tape, King Noah, addressing a number of social issues, from homophobia to racism and politics. There's a lot of hatred out there, no doubt, but you haters need a fucking hobby, forreal. Try rapping - even though you won't match what the homey Words has going on. Bmore through your door.
I love how J-Live plays up the fact that he's a Triple Threat. Literally. His imprint is called Triple Threat, he's a talented DJ, ill producer and he's a phenomenal MC. It makes sense that for the run up to the release of his next album, Said Person Of that Ability, he'd sort out "The Live Trilogy" (which is a play on the "Bourne" films), a collection of mixtapes that featuring old, new, rare, hot and classic J-Live material, from the mid-'90s through jawns from the new LP (which drops September 27th). Shit, the nigga hosted and mixed the tape, even! Come on. Your favorite artist doing that? Personal favorites on this tape include "Braggin Writes", "Walkman Music", ""The Way That I Rhyme" and more. If you're not a fan, better become a fan. Wordup.
DOWNLOAD J-Live - The Live Identity
Video directed by Ilyas. Track taken from Live And Let Live.
DeeDotMillz "The Light" (prod. by Fratello Beatz): Here's a cut that Dee sent over from his Tres Distingues project, which is produced entirely by French production team Fratello Beatz. This one is fly - love the use of that vocal sample, both turned down in the verses and blasted in the hook. Dee uses this to express what the fuck is going on when you're grinding on the underground. It can be hard, and you'd think cats would understand, but I guess you have to show someone how you're walking if they can't fit into your shoes.
Monday, August 08, 2011
NJRFSU "Juan Beeg Vroom":Shouts to Buck Marley for sending this one over. I actually got put onto the New Jersey Rebels when they sent over some tracks for the Jersey Fresh Jam mixtape I'm helping put together. Not gonna say these cats are Odd Future, but they definitely give off that flavor - except these guys going in a bit more with their skills on the mic. Krash, Marley and Kusher do some damage to Kreayshawn's "Gucci Gucci" beat, which I'm surprised hasn't been brutalized like it needs to be. Good to see this element coming to the Jersey Hip-Hop scene - need more cats taking chances.
Rewind + Replay is available for $free.99 via Bandcamp.
Ralph Rip Shit, Zilla Rocca & Hekla Kosh "Knock Knock": Here's another one that's criss-crossed the Atlantic. Initially started in 2007, this cut finds Ralph Rip Shit (still one of my favorite Rap Names) and Rocca doing the damn thing over a Hekla Kosh track. Something about this one is so infectious - the vocal that got turned into a sample helps give the track a warmth, with the start/stop drums and that droning bass undernearth really adding dope elements for those keys to dance atop. Just an awesome track that I'm glad these guys let loose. Be on the lookout for Ralph & P.L.O.'s "Hold That", as well as more material from Rocca.
I gotta say, the boy Definate did the damn thing with this one. I hate when cats call mediocre maneuvers "A MOVIE!", but this one really flows. Where a lot of EPKs are niggas taumbout what they have going on, this one shows you exactly what Disc Jockey Nappy does. Get familiar. Hit me for bookings. THUGSTEP anywhere. For a fee.
Dave Raps "Money Luther King": The funny thing about these #DAVEDAZE leaks is that Dave keeps vocaling these instrumentals that I fuck with, but don't like the cats who got 'em. Case in point - "Money Luther King" has Raps coastin' over Big Sean's "Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay", spitting that dumb dumb flavor over it. Some dope shit to wake up to. Only 8 more #DAVEDAZE jawns!?!?
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Dave Raps - '96 Shit (prod. by The Olympicks) by DAVE_DAZE