Directed by Raafi Rivero. Taken from Thaddeus Clark's Dubtape.
Bonus Beats Thaddeus Clark "Downtown/Connect"
Archive for 08/01/2011 - 09/01/2011
This week, we don't have an alternate version of "This Is Anger", but we do have a recent mix that Nappy did for DJ Fusion's Urban Essentials radio show, which can be heard on Unity Radio 92.8 FM in Manchester, England. While "This Is Anger" isn't even played, it does give you a taste of the sounds that make up the This Is Anger EP, which drops on the 19th of September. You'll hear tracks like "Superman" from Kutz, as well as the Heroes x Villains-produced "How I Does It" by Young Luxx. 20 minute massacre.
DOWNLOAD DJ Nappy's Urban Essentials mini-mix
Disc Jockey Nappy - Mix for DJ Fusion's Urban Essentials on Manchester's Unity Radio 92.8FM by Disc Jockey Nappy
With One Fan At A Time dropping on the 22nd of September, Flawse aligns with Rockaway and the nigga YP for some organ-fueled Rap for your bassbins. Nothing wild ont his one - straight-up Houston all over this one. All about fly rhymes for your earholes, with the Windy City's YP doing his damn thing on his feature. This for you niggas who stay killin' niggas, whether it's via gat or via your shoes. "Bret Hart of music charts" is a fly line, too.
DOWNLOAD Hollywood Floss ft. YP "Line Em Up" (prod. by Chris Rockaway)
Everyone, from Tyler, the Creator to your favorite wonderland MC, uses their music as a form of therapy. Hell, I use music as therapy as well. Or would that be escapism? WHatever it is, life be on some bullshit, so if it's not fucking with quality sounds, some of you fucks would be shanked and strung up, early. In any case, the boy Dumhi has rocked an EP with Side Effect called, what else, the Side Effect EP. It also features MCs like Elucid, Jermiside, Random, Sick Six and more. This track right here has been sitting on my hard drive for a minute, and it recently leaked (alongside "Alive"), so I recommend you fucking with it. The entire Side Effect EP drops on the 15th of September, so be on the look for that one, dumb dumb.
DOWNLOAD Side Effect "Therapy" (prod. by Dumhi)
Everytime I get new music from the boy L.E.G.A.C.Y., I always wish heads fucked with hims sounds like I did. I also wish I had dropped this when I got it, last week, but I feel like a lot of you cats slept on it anyways. Taken from Hopscotch Killer, which Legs MIGHT be dropping digitally (and features beats from Khrysis, Tom Delay, Soul Professa and others), Leg echoes what I feel a lot of talented, slept-on MCs might be singing. Call it an anthem. I know a grip of really ill artists hit me on some "I don't think I can do this anymore", which I hate hearing... but totally understand. And if I had the funds to fund their fun, I'd do it in a heart beat. In any case, if the subject matter fits your state of mind when it comes to your art, here's your anthem. And if you're looking for more info on Legs, check out this recent interview.
DOWNLOAD L.E.G.A.C.Y. "The Resignation (I Quit)" (prod. by Dox)
I've been covering the nigga Mike Classic for a minute (or almost three years), and was definitely surprised when Savv sent over a promo e-mail for the boy Classic, who is currently working on Where Amazing Happens, his next mixtape that is mostly produced by Track4merz and should be out before the end of 2011. I've been telling you guys that dude has a different flavor to his shit, shit that's got that radio appeal but still tough enough to have you spitter-loving niggas enamored. Dude's a young cat, and I'm hoping cats really taken a listen to his flavor. Loads of talent... and he's still growing.
DOWNLOAD Mike Classic "Michael"
The homey Santi Junior is the kind of cat who will randomly hit me with a completely refixed project on a Sunday. Or a Saturday. After the week I've had, I'm glad he sent this over. Gave me something to jam out to. Ludacris has been refix fodder for a bit - I know guys like Cable have done wonders with a Luda acapella, and the one like Lunice has been causing quite stir in the EDM community - if you've been paying attention. For you guys out there who might be sleeping, be it on Lunice, Santi or THUGSTEP in general, give this EP a whirl. does exactly what it says on the tin: Luda acapellas, Lunice riddims. Ludanice. Go ham. Check out the sampler then download the full monty.
DOWNLOAD Santi Junior Presents Ludanice
I knew that the Garden Variety shows from this past Summer we being done to help drum up support/promote the massive Jersey Fresh Jam in August. I had no idea they were going to keep this thing going 'til the wheels fall off, though! The return of the Garden Variety Show hits Trenton on the 1st of October, and features an action-packed line-up, which not only includes Edobeci hosting, but features acts like Sol Zalez, Skrewtape, Rich Quick, King Don, Omega Ice, Jahmil Jasper and plenty more. The pre-show cypher will be going down, and the temparture should be nice. As per usual, it's a $5 donation to get in, and it'll be held at the Trenton Atelier on 220 Allen Street, Trenton. Be there. Peace to Kasso and Self.
Word is that there will be another GV show in October - I'll keep you posted when that one goes down as well!
Today, on the decade anniversary of the September 11 attacks, One Eyed Kings presents "Wake The Fuck Up." We stand in solemn remembrance of the tragic events of that infamous day.
To those who died on September 11, 2001, and to those innocent millions who have died since then due to senseless acts of war, your lives are celebrated in peace.
Bonus Beats The Academy ft. Kurupt, Raekwon & Kojoe "Samaryda" (prod. by Marlon Price & JP Beats)
Taken from The Vision; thanks, Nappy.
While the majority of you Internets tune into the Combat Jack show weekly for the hilarity and randominity (yeah, I just said that), don't you dare sleep on the interview skills that CJ and the crew have. One of the realest cats in the game right now, Freddie Gibbs, stopped by the show on Tuesday for a special session. I remember hearing Gibbs on the Hype Men podcast and love that he's the same cat, no matter who's sitting in with him. If you're not a Gibbs fan before, you might become one now.
DOWNLOAD The Combat Jack Show (9/06/2011) [via PNC Radio]
The Combat Jack Show (Freddie Gibbs) 9-6-11 by PNCRadio
Following up on last week's Santi Junior refix, here's the alternate version of Sheer Dropz' contribution to this EP. When I hit Sheer up, I just asked for a remix. The pack that got sent back was amazing, and included two versions: a "downtempo" remix (which will be on the This Is Anger EP that drops on the 19th of September) and this "uptempo" remix. They both do exactly what they say on the tin, and are infectious in their own rights. This "uptempo" version has a dope flow to it, and is some shit you can get Big Booty Judy to drop it low to. For this Labor Day, knock back a couple and rock to this one.
DOWNLOAD Nappy & Definate "This Is Anger (Sheer Dropz Uptempo Remix)"
Nappy & Definate - This Is Anger (Sheer Dropz Uptempo Remix) by Disc Jockey Nappy
Ain't that about a bitch. How McDuck gonna send me a track and not send much info on the shit? This what I know: Flight Distance reps Canadia, and are fam with the Brown Bag crew. They even rocked the MEG Festival with those nuccas, alongside The Beatnuts and The Left (Imma change my name to the khal). Anyways, this cut features the homey Soul Khan, who makes everyone sound like they're trying to hard. Shit comes easy to dude, and while all MCs on this do the damn thing, I'm gonna just play favorites. Thing is - I'm not sure what else he has going on. Those hooligans don't stop making music, so just keep it locked for the next next new new from the BBAS crew crew.
DOWNLOAD Flight Distance ft. Crack Moses, Lay-D Shelz & Soul Khan "Foreign Objects"
I'm amazed they even got in to do the show - with the rain and nonsense that Hurricane Irene brought to the East Coast last weekend, Hook and Divine power through a solid show, which features tracks from L.I.F.E. Long, Von Pea, Audible Doctor, Dre Skuffs, Green Llamas, Naughty By Nature and more. Solid show.
I felt dumb special. Some of my relationships afford me the opportunity to receive pre-release material, with strict instructions. Most of them include "you fucking share this and we'll gut you like the spineless fuck you are", so most of the time I won't even mention I have them. But after a don like Starkey dropped this on 1Xtra, I guess it didn't make sense to hold onto this. The Two. Fifteens feel like they're on the brink, and if they keep churning out beats like this? No telling who will be picking them up. Loving this one - super deep bass, has some dubstep tendencies but a few of you smart rappers should be able to throw a few sixteens on this. If you missed "Extra Cheese Slapp", know that the two of these just got released as promo exclusive jawns. Drop them in your mixes, rattle your speakers with 'em. Do whatever it is you need to do.
DOWNLOAD The Two. Fifteens "Patch'd Upp Rugby Slapp"
I've always said Cymarshall and JoeKer had a great chemistry, and everytime I hear them collaborate, I realize it more and more. It's like Cy's lyrics blend effortlessly over Joe's beats. For this tribute to Stevie Wonder, Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan, Cy breaks down the stores of each of these greats, and utilizes their passions and struggles to give him his own rush of motivation, to continue to be great. Talk about proper inspiration. Hip Hop In The Soul 2 drops October 4th. Be yourself, and stay true!
DOWNLOAD Cymarshall Law & Mr.JoeKer "Great Ones Too"
Here's a nice, early morning kiss-off for the Labor Day weekend. You ever have one of those chicks that you wanted to get it? One of those females who you KNOW would be perfect for you, and you for her, but for some reason, as Chris Rock said, you ended up in the friend zone? And you have to start hearing about how this bitch got done in the ass and the dude who smashed spit on her and kicked her out the crib... or she got into a sex party at the club while she was drunk and needs to talk to someone? This is the anthem for the nigga who really just doesn't want to hear that. You friend zone chicks, man - y'all fucked my life up for a while. I'm with Danny! on this one. This shit has a dope bounce to it - has a bright feel to it, and if you don't happen to, you know, listen to lyrics, you will be humming this around the wrong person. Video dropping next week, from what I hear. Payback's on the way (and is a bitch).
DOWNLOAD Danny! "I Don't Wanna Hear That Shit" (prod. by Danny!)
Nice little travelogue.
For some reason, The Throne diluted the fury that is Flux Pavilion's "I Can't Stop" for "Who Gon Stop Me". DJs Benzi and DJA tried to rectify that with this blend. Well, not really, but they did a slick little edit for better mixing. Doesn't take the entire lyrics, and they throw in Flux's dynamic original more often. With Labor Day Weekend upon us, this is a good likkle tool for you THUGSTEP DJs, right? Huuuh?!?!
DOWNLOAD Kanye x Flux Pavillion x Jay-Z "I Can't Stopp (Benzi & DJA Edit)"
Kanye x Flux Pavillion x Jay-Z | I Can't Stopp (Benzi & DJA Edit) by BENZI
In what we'll deem as the first episode of Season 2 of the Combat Jack show, we also get the first "post-Dallas Penn" show, which features CJ speaking his mind about the situation.That's how thick the Internets are - you have some friends who are willing to speak their mind, tell you where they think you're at fault, and still peace it out. He even drops a pretty wild piece of info on DP. Big up for that. I literally LOL'd at them dropping the ending of "Victory" at the beginning, even though I understand both sides. DP ain't gone gone, and I imagine he'll be back at some point. CJ asked "where my niggas is at?!?"... we right here, B. Right here.
The other day, True Tiger sat in for the mighty DJ Q, and his dizzying mix of UK Grime and dubstep had heads like Nappy and Spooky going nuts the other day on twitter. Hit the download link and see why...
DOWNLOAD True Tiger - UKG M1X 1Xtra (8/31/2011) [via QRIP]
Most of the time, when stores/entities hit me with "do you want to sign up for our service", I shy away. Don't need no more random mail to the house or the inbox. But with lil' man getting impressionable, we've been taking him to the theaters to see all kinds of movies, so we decided to sign up for AMC Stubs. Well what happened? I got an offer to see Warrior for free (!!!), and I'm so glad that I got that opportunity. I'm no movie buff, nor am I the biggest MMA fan, but I follow both, and have to say that this movie is the truth. It's a raw depiction of the behind the scenes of MMA, but also tells a gripping tale. Let me tell you - the crowd I was with? They popped for EVERYTHING. Applause. Shock. Laughter. Just reeled into it. I was damn near edge-of-my-seat towards the end. Just that damn good. Great performances from everyone, from Nick Nolte to Kurt Angle as "Koba". If you fucks with the trailer above, I recommend going to see Warrior when it's out on the 9th of September. Even Complex fucks with it.
Is this about playing with some girl's clit on the dancefloor?
After featuring him throughout the Dream Season EP, J. Gunn is embarking on his promo for his forthcoing Faithful Struggle mixtape, which is being presented by DuBose Music Group. Word is that MC Lyte has been supervising all projects from DMG behind the scenes for the last three years. Gunna is one of the four artists she is putting her stamp on, so loads of props to him for that. For this debut single from that project, they do the damn thing. Has a great, thumping Soul feel, but that doesn't mean J slacks on his darts - he keeps it just as potent. Take heed.
DOWNLOAD J. Gunn ft. MC Lyte & Brandon Pierre "Applaud Me"
It's not a mixtape, because there's no DJ, but here's a free LP from the homey Pugslee. I'm loving how his work with DJ Vadim and The Electric, and his travels worldwide, has seemed to open up the pallette of beats he's spitting on. Even though cuts like "On The One" (with the best Theo Huxtable sample use in a while), you can drop this in your favorite rave and have the heads rockin'. I say that because aside from heads like Vadim and Grant Parks, he's taken to rippin' shit from SBTRKT, dog. He knows how to rock a club on the mic, and still twerk a Hip-Hop banger with the likes of Naledge, Brandun Deshay and his Gent$ crew. Now if I could only get the nigga to do a dubstep EP...
Been waiting for this one. When I finally met Alex from Move Forward, I let him know "them Black Sunn and 810 niggas is tough". He thanked me and we peaced out. I know the duo was just in BKLYN, and now they drop their Unidted Division, which should be a proper introduction to cats who might never listened to them before. For a couple of young cats, they have that flavor from '96. Not just in the beat selection, which has a nice feel, kind of mixed between Soulful samples and just expertly-chopped samples. And they know how to play catch with the mic, giving each other equal time to shine. Flows like water, too. Shouts to Black Sunn & 810 for this perfect August album.
Feels like a blast from the past. I feel like I'm always saying "It's been a minute since I've heard new Paxtons shit", but it's really been almost a full year since The Manhattan Project dropped! Fear not, doe. The above video marks the beginning of their next phase, which is capped off with the September 6th-release of Avenue A, the first of a four part series (which concludes with Avenue D, which drops in 2012). The homies haven't lost a step, either. That's more my thing - I hate when niggas go in the studio for a grip and emerge with some sub-par shit. Feels like The Paxtons are truly moving onto the next level of their sound. This shit tough, too. Get crunk to this fo real fo real.
DOWNLOAD The Paxtons ft. Sincere "Five Dollars" (prod. by Urban Legendz)
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.
DOWNLOAD The Accomplices ft. Malicious "Drop"
EDIT Looks like I have heard Malicious before.