Archive for 08/01/2011 - 09/01/2011

#ThisIsAnger - Out Now!

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Just wanted to let all you thugsteppers know that Nappy & Definate's "This Is Anger" EP is available today in all good digital download spots through my RTDLTD imprint. It's been a long time coming - I remember when Nappy laid these vocals down on Definate's nasty riddim, and was in awe at how anthemic this truly is to our movement. Building from that to a full remix project, and securing versions from guys like Spooky, Teeza, Tim Reaper and The Two. Fifteens, as well as introducing heads to the likes of Sheer Dropz and Linton Brown? I feel like this has different flavors for the lovers of this sound - you've got more bouncy, club-ready versions to the darker, more sinister vibes, along with a full-on Jungle rinser and that 215 quirk. I personally tried to build this like the CD maxi singles I would buy back in the day, with a number of variations on a central theme. It's a true testament to what we've been building five years ago - for free. Not sure how often you'll get releases like this from this conglomerate, but there's been a grip of mixes, remixes and refixes given away... support our endeavors and get some BIG tunes to boot!

PURCHASE iTunes | Juno Download | Trackitdown | Nu Urban | Digital-Tunes | Red Eye Records

And here's a final version of Santi Junior's "This Is Anger" refix, under his new guise for all things refixed, Thugsteppa:



Nappy vs. S-X - This Is Anger (Thugsteppa Refix) by Disc Jockey Nappy

[video] City Slick "Hostage"

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The new City Slick record drops on the 20th of September.

[video] The Dean’s List ft. OnCue "All Systems Go"

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[video] Associated Minds x Eatgood Records "The Highball"

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Taken from The Highball.

[video] Mr. Miranda "Key To Success"

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[video] Heathen "Pullin Cards"

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[video] NJ Rebels "LookaHere"

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Steve Smiff ft. Phace "Outta Spite Freestyle"

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If you missed the Street Dreamz, Vol. 1 mixtape that Smiff put out last month, you definitely slept on this cut from that tape. Well, it's so dope, they felt the need to sort you out with an untagged version, both dirty and clean (for you niggas who actually play music pon the radio). Two of NJ's finest right here, representing and dismantling this track. Enjoy that.

DOWNLOAD Steve Smiff ft. Phace "Outta Spite Freestyle" [clean | dirty]

[video] Casey Veggies "I Be Over Shit"

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This feels cool as fuck. Especially if you're a bit faded. You faded? This is your shit.

Sahtyre - The Buddha

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Planet Cognac & rock the dub Present... (10/03/2011)

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If you're looking to get rattled the fuck up by some serious bass, you need to be in Brooklyn on the night of the 3rd of October. The likes of Heroes x Villains, DJ Trigon, DJ Nappy, Space Jesus and Soundboy Pussy will be murdering the Public Assembly. Open *vodka* bar from 10-11, 21+ to enter? If you RSVP via planetdubnyc@gmail.com, you gain $7 entry, but it'll be $10 at the door. Let a nigga know if you're trying to attend via Facebook.

Rickie Jacobs - Die Brilliant

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On today, his 25th birthday, Rickie Jacobs unearths his debut album, Die Brilliant. I won't sit here in my cavern, speaking on how I had this cat on my radar before most... including his handlers... but you know, I've been telling you about this Bmore beast for years now. I'm actually surprised it took this long for nephew to drop his debut album, but I like how his story has progressed. "They say every day a star is born. Twenty five years ago on this day, September 18th, a star was born. He's now known as Baltimore's finest, Rickie Jacobs. Today, on his birthday, he blesses the game with his debut album, Die Brilliant. Executive produced by Street Scott, this project holds 14 records of pure brilliance. It's Rickie Jacobs' gift to you. Your gift in return would be pressing play and allowing the talent within Rickie Jacobs' heart, body and soul to blast through your speakers at obnoxious volumes. This is merely the beginning. It's a MoonLite Club thing, and soon, you will know what this movement is all about. Die Brilliant is more than a project. It's a message. It's a lifestyle. And we don't have far to go. Let's toast to Sweet Revenge. Live epic, Die Brilliant!" And just so you know, this is the "Standard Edition" - the full edition drops on Tuesday, on iTunes, and will feature three additional cuts.

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FuseBox Radio (Week Of September 14th, 2011)

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Shabooty Interviews Hannibal Buress

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Via shabooty.com.

#ThisIsAnger: Pre-Order

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Just giving you guys a heads up that Nappy & Definate's "This Is Anger" EP is available for pre-order right now. It drops this Monday, the 19th of September, and features remixes from Spooky, Teeza, Linton Brown, Sheer Dropz, Tim Reaper and The Two. Fifteens, and can be previewed at the following outlets:

It's also up on Nu Urban, who I can't thank enough. I'm figuring a few more spots should have this up by/on Monday. I'll update you lot then. And hopefully something else to give away - for the free - on Monday. Until then, support the movement.

Dru Ha Marathon Training With Sean Price & Dallas Penn

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Sean Price's "boom-diddly five pounds" had me on ROFL. If you missed part one, here it be.

"you're getting chicken strength now"

On the real, props to Dru for even taking on that NYC Marathon. Read up on his motivation, then send him some donations.

L.A. - The L.A. Riots: Mental Fatality

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"This Is L.A., and this is my heart speaking while my mind beats the shit out of it"; yes, one of my latest favorite emcees took it THERE. In the intro. Throughout The L.A. Riots: Mental Fatality, L.A. doesn't revisit the aftermath of the Rodney King trial. No, she documents the world as she sees it, both internal strife and external hype. Produced by the one like Hippie Sabotage, their wavelengths flow perfectly. They both balance the quirk and the muck with the funk and the fury, and somehow they meet in the middle with aptly ferocious rhymes atop equally daft beats. I think another site was supposed to be dropping this, but homegirl wanted to drop this to you early, so she decided to put it out on her own. Thank her.

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[video] Dyme Def "Dizzy Izzy"

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The blast says that this was shot using an iPhone 4. Which is dope. Puts the "smart" in smartphone. But I think they need to herald the editing more. Love those effects. If you haven't started drinking yet, this is the track you need to crack a brew to.

Botchamania 184

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Vote Daddy's Money!

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Odd post titles aside, the boy Daddy's Money needs your help. He's one of the 10 finalists for Household Management's Neon Halloween DJ competition. They are allowing the winner the opening slot during their Neon Halloween massive on the 28th of October in Atlanta, as well as a $200 Beatport gift card. Dude's a talent, has been featured here before, and really would appreciate the vote. All you have to do favorite the mix below, either by clicking this link or hitting the "save to favorites" heart on the Soundcloud page. Plus, you can download this shit-hot mix for free. You win, and hopefully he wins!

Daddy's Money by DJ Contest for Household

Dumhi - The Side Effect EP

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For you complainers wondering where the real is, if you overlook this EP from Dumhi and Side Effect, you're truly playing yourself. Great rhymes for great beats. Features include Elucid, Sick Six, Jermiside, Random and others. Fuck is your problem? Joo don like good music, mang?

DOWNLOAD Dumhi - The Side Effect EP

The Opus of the OPUS II

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Second collection of flyness from the OPUS, featuring remixes of acts like Jay-Z, Common, The Electric, Del, The Gent$ and more, with originals from Pugs Atomz, Rubberoom, Aesop Rock and others, expertly mixed by DJ Intel. Happy Friday!

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Rome Cee: The Road To The Extra Mile

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Documentary on how Rome Cee crafted The Extra Mile, for IFreeWriting.com.

[video] 9th Prince "Solo"

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Bonus Beats 9th Prince "Solo" (prod. by Spanish Jose)

[video] Frank Ocean "Swim Good"

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[video] Cool Nutz "All On Me"

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Loving everything about this, from the cool dubwise vibe to the stone cold look in ma's eyes.

[video] David Banner "Swag"

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I hate the term "swag". Banner goes hammer. Santi for the refix win.

David Banner - Swag (Remix + Refix) by Santi Junior

[video] Nicky May "Moonshine"

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[video] Sean-Toure' ft. Kev Brown & Ab Rock "A Day In The Life"

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The Combat Jack Show (9/14/2011)

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At varying times during last night's Combat Jack show, the union of Angela Yee and the crew felt very good. Some great chemistry, I guess the cool kids would say? CJ said they can't afford her, but I imagine there's some #newmanati funds out there to get her in weekly. Anyways, if you don't know Yee's story, this is the perfect show to pick up on. The homey Troy Ave also stopped by.

DOWNLOAD The Combat Jack Show (9/14/2011) [via PNC Radio]
The Combat Jack Show (Angela Yee) 9-14-11 by PNCRadio

Spa & MCMF ft. Shameless Plug "Always Crunkin' (In New Jersey)"

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I don't watch It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, but it returns tonight at 10PM on FX, and MCMF flipped the theme song for this ode to, you know, getting crunk in Jersey. Which basically involves getting drunk and getting into all kinds of debauchery and shit. Because you can. Loving this flip.

DOWNLOAD Spa & MCMF ft. Shameless Plug "Always Crunkin' (In New Jersey)"

[video] King Fantastic "Locals Only"

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DOWNLOAD King Fantastic "Locals Only"

J57 - The Analog Tape

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LinkAs much as I fuck with J57, aka McDuck, that fucker is a monster on the beats. He has a beat on the forthcoming KhemLab project, but you ain't ready for that. ANYWAYS, J57 hooked up with Producers I Know (shouts to Dart Adams) for this special beat tape. Dusty shit on this one. Enjoy that forreal.

DOWNLOAD J57 - The Analog Tape

The Emilio Sparks Experience, Episode 23

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Emilio Sparks did for The Emilio Sparks Experience what Rosenberg never sorted out for Juan Epstein: Ric Flair. And one of my favorite Twitter folks, @JoeSoDelicious, who is a pro wrestler, pro wrestling action figure aficionado, and just a funny mofo, was in on the convo when Flair called in as well. This is a week old or something. How the fucks did I miss this? Oh yeah, I been busy. Enjoy this!

DOWNLOAD The Emilio Sparks Experience, Episode 23

The Dubstep Show On Kiss 100 (9/14/2011)

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[video] Smoke DZA ft. ASAP Rocky "4 Loko (Chopped Not Slopped)"

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[video] The Doppelgangaz "Nexium"

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[video] Deuce Bug "Kick Rawks"

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I could see this shit banging while a group of opposing skinheads beat the shit out of each other.

[video] DMP "Ball Game"

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Some Warriors shit. Loving that intro.

[video] DLRN ft. Iman Malika "...Fallen Heroes"

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You guys keep buying into that bullshit. I'll be over here, rockin'.

DOWNLOAD DLRN ft. Iman Malika "...Fallen Heroes"

J. Cole ft. Jay-Z "Mr. Nice Watch"

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I don't drink the Kool-Aid on J. Cole. Dude is nice, from what I've heard, but my niggas spit just as nice/even nicer than I've heard from him, so I don't really trip. I actually fuck with his production more. That shit he did for Kendrick Lamar? Yeah. Flames. This shit right here? He went straight leftfield/proto-dubstep on this one. I like hearing Hov on this style. Much better than the shit on Watch The Throne. Hov does the damn thing as well. I'll be fucking with this for the next few days, trust. That hook can go suck a dick. Essentially, I need an instrumental of this. For my niggas.

DOWNLOAD J. Cole ft. Jay-Z "Mr. Nice Watch" [clean | dirty]

[video] The H.A.W.G.S. "Indica"

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SkyBlew - The Extended Walk Home

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New album from SkyBlew, presented by a triumverate of dope blogs, and featuring heads like JSWISS, Small Eyez and a plethora of nigras you prolly sleepin' on. Take yourself a long walk. Out to the park. After dark. Find a spot for yourself to spark. A fat dutch. Get you some lunch. Then indulge. Then press play on this.

DOWNLOAD SkyBlew - The Extended Walk Home

Whygee x The ProProspek - One Hot Week In July EP

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This EP does exactly what it says on the tin: during one hot ass week in July, Whygee and The ProPospek sorted out these tracks, showcasing Why's knack for rhymes, Pro's daft beats, and what you can do in a short period of time in the realm of the Hip-Hop. Features include Lyrikill, Truth Universal, City Sparks, Lyriqs and more. Get high to this. Trust.

DOWNLOAD Whygee x The ProProspek - One Hot Week In July EP

Brown Bag AllStars - Live From The Roc

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Dope live recording from a BBAS show in June of 2010, recorded at The Dub Land Underground. Tracks done include "The Workhorse", "League Of Intoxicated Gentlemen", "Get Up" and more. Nice showcase of how this crew rocks on stage.

DOWNLOAD Brown Bag AllStars - Live From The Roc

[video] DJ Brans ft. M-Dot & Armageddon "Worldwide"

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[video] i-EL "Free"

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Ilyas' The Book Of Elijah mixtape is set to drop on Halloween.

Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire - Lost In Translation

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This is the muthafuckin' shit. eXquire is a beast, and with beats from cats like El-P, Necro, BoweryBeats, Jake One and others? It's just that quirky, gutter Hip-Hop shit. He even spits over an instrumental from Little Johnny From the Hospitul. Seriously. You sleep on this, you need your muthafuckin' head examined.

DOWNLOAD Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire - Lost In Translation

[video] Thaddeus Clark "Downtown/Connect"

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Directed by Raafi Rivero. Taken from Thaddeus Clark's Dubtape.

Bonus Beats Thaddeus Clark "Downtown/Connect"

[preview] Black Collar Biz - Forever Black

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Not sure when Forever Black is set to drop, but I had to share this cover art that Biz got Will Kasso to do. So dope. Love the Arts in my city.

[video] Tall Black Guy & The Primeridian "Whistle While You Work"

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Daring Lure is available now.

Juan Epstein (9/13/2011)

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Jasper and Tyler stopped by the Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg show. Hilarity ensues. Features include shit like Neptunes trivia, Ciph and Tyler rankin' on each other, and some insight into Tyler's life now that he got that fame.

DOWNLOAD Juan Epstein (9/13/2011)

[video] Zilla Rocca "Black Cherry"

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Directed and edited by 586 Films. Zilla's Nights & Weekends drops on the 20th of September.

[video] Venomous2000 ft. CyMarshall Law, John Robinson & El Da Sensei "The Most Efficient"

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#ThisIsAnger, Week 3: Nappy In The Mix

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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

[video] Wordsmith "Grudges & Growing Pains"

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[video] D/WILL & Les Izmore "The Line (Super Soul)"

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Hollywood Floss ft. YP "Line Em Up"

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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)

Side Effect "Therapy"

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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)

L.E.G.A.C.Y. "The Resignation (I Quit)"

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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)

Mike Classic "Michael"

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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"

[video] Real T@lk "The Bandwagon"

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Santi Junior Presents Ludanice

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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.


Santi Junior Presents: Ludanice (Ludacris x Lunice) Thugstep Refix EP [Sampler] by Santi Junior

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[video] Rapper Big Pooh "Medicine Man"

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Bonus Beats Rapper Big Pooh "Medicine Man" [clean | dirty]

The Garden Variety Show (10/01/2011)

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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!

[video] Villa Rosa "Watch Out"

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Villa Rosa = Muja Messiah & Maria Isa. Their Blue Diamond Island album drops on the 20th of September.

Bonus Beats Villa Rosa "Watch Out" [clean | dirty]

[video] Curtiss King "Sinbad"

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[video] Bodega Brovas "We Got It"

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[video] Phesto Dee "Every Detail"

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Braille - Native Lungs

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Voli - In The Meanwhile (The Showcase)

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[video] Apathy ft. Celph Titled "Stop What Ya Doin"

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[video] Jakk Frost "Lyrics 2 Go"

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The Accomplices - Got Away: The EP

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The Jake x BroadNMarket on the beats, with a shitload of dope MCs on the rhymes. Don't let this one "get away" from you! See what I did there?

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Got Away: The EP by BroadNMarket

[video] Kyle Rapps ft. Talib Kweli "Universe Traveler"

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Taken from On Air.

The Combat Jack Show (9/06/2011)

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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

[video] DaVinci "D.R.E.A.M."

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Visual for Track 1 from Feast or Famine.

[video] Pugs Atomz "Faster"

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[video] The Throne ft. Beyonce "Lift Off"

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The boy @Dallas_Penn is on it with these Watch The Throne visuals.

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

MED ft. Hodgy Beats "Outta Control"

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This trifecta was definitely unexpected. Classic drops November 1st.

DOWNLOAD MED ft. Hodgy Beats "Outta Control" (prod. by Madlib)

[video] Evidence "You"

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The Paxtons - Avenue A

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First in the Paxtons' Avenue series. Them niggas FTW.

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On Rick Perry and Superman

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[video] YNG_BMC ft. Messiah "Done Fi Dem"

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Bonus Beats YNG_BMC ft. Messiah "Done Fi Dem" (prod. by Tha S Ence)

Myk Dyaleks - Re​@​d (Ow​)​T LOUD​!​!​!

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AKA Myk's last tape. AKA the final purge before the storm... of new music.

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