Title of this one is about how I've felt today, LOL. Nice hype Lauren for the nightwalkers.
Archive for 08/01/2011 - 09/01/2011
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!
And here's a final version of Santi Junior's "This Is Anger" refix, under his new guise for all things refixed, Thugsteppa:
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]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, you gain $7 entry, but it'll be $10 at the door. Let a nigga know if you're trying to attend via Facebook.
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.
DOWNLOAD Rickie Jacobs - Die Brilliant
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:
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.
"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.
DOWNLOAD L.A. - The L.A. Riots: Mental Fatality
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 $200 Beatport gift card. Dude's a talent, has been featured here before, and really would appreciate the vote. All you have to do favorite the mix below, either by clicking this link or hitting the "save to favorites" heart on the Soundcloud page. Plus, you can download this shit-hot mix for free. You win, and hopefully he wins!
Daddy's Money by DJ Contest for Household
For you complainers wondering where the real is, if you overlook this EP from Dumhi and Side Effect, you're truly playing yourself. Great rhymes for great beats. Features include Elucid, Sick Six, Jermiside, Random and others. Fuck is your problem? Joo don like good music, mang?
DOWNLOAD Dumhi - The Side Effect EP
Second collection of flyness from the OPUS, featuring remixes of acts like Jay-Z, Common, The Electric, Del, The Gent$ and more, with originals from Pugs Atomz, Rubberoom, Aesop Rock and others, expertly mixed by DJ Intel. Happy Friday!
DOWNLOAD The Opus of the OPUS II
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
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)"
As 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
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
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]
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
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
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
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
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