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Archive for 08/01/2011 - 09/01/2011
Bonus Beats Apollo The Great "Bulletproof (Dubstep Freestyle)"
This some shit the god Dallas Penn sent over on Saturday. My schedule has been beyond fucked the fuck up, so my apologies for delaying the heatrocks to your Internets. In any case, this is that flyness that you lapse into when you're living life in your headphones... and swimming in whatever smoke or drink you're used to indulging in. Roc Marciano has a tough flow, and never tries to dumb down or bitch up his bars. Just real shit that you might miss if you're not being perceptive. Love how this MasterKraftsman beat flows, too. Dual sides, but they compliment each other so well. DP says that Roc's about to drop Reloaded in Q4 2011, and might dookie on the globe. If it sounds like this? I'll grab the Charmin.
DOWNLOAD Roc Marciano "My Persona" (prod. by MasterKraftsman)
Following up his awesome remix of "This Is Anger" (which is out now), Sheer Dropz flips the instrumental from their version underneath the classic Wu-Tang Clan "C.R.E.A.M." acapella. Fits really well, actually. Raekwon sounds super gutter over that bass drop. Limited to 100 downloads, so grab this one early. Hopefully we'll get more refixes like this!?!?!
DOWNLOAD Wu-Tang Clan vs. Definate, Nappy & Sheer Dropz "This Is Cream (Anger Rules Everything Around Me) (Sheer Dropz Refix)"
GDPMU001 by SheerDropz
What a year Has-Lo has had. Or at least seemed to have. I'm not sure what the buy numbers on his brilliant In Case I Don't Make It album were, but he has gotten a shitload of love from loads of spots, from my peers to my foes. In any case, I know he's working on a grip of music, including Conversation B, which is being touted as a "re-envisioning of In Case I Don't Make It", and he decided, alongside Illegal-Promo, to drop this EP of cuts from the Has-Vault. If In Case I Don't Make It was your first taste of Has-Charm, grab this EP and rock to some unearthed gems. Then get on the radio flyer and ride along with us!
DOWNLOAD Has-Lo - Illegally Yours
I actually was dying over Tyler on Juan Epstein this morning, but the bullshit at my job had me miss this Young Nigga phenomenon. Apparently the clamor over the latest Odd Future signee shut down their site? If you saw the pic above, you couldn't really think it was a new member, though... right? Tyler forever comes with the different names and personalities and such, but this one is like fully realized. Kind of reminds me of Kool Keith's excursions into Black Elvis land, only this is a Lil B flavor. Fun shit. I really hope Expensive Pasta comes out, though.
DOWNLOAD Young Nigga "Come Threw Looking Clean" [via atrilli]
Cotdamn. This is one of those cuts that have had me open for a minute, and I actually brought it back out recently, and it knocks just as hard as it did when I first got it. Elucid is in my top tier of MCs because the nigga knows how to dismantle these Armageddon riddims with just as much rage against the machine that's needed. I know he had been working with producer A.M. Breakups for a bit, and this was one of the fruits of their labor. It actually features a snippet of my voice, too. Anyways, this is taken from the Backwoodz Studioz The Cost Of Living compilation, which features a motherload of tracks from the likes of Elucid, junclassic, Willie Green, billy woods, Vordul Mega and plenty more. Essentially, Backwoodz has a grip of albums coming from these guys (yes, Elucid has an album on the way!), so they had to showcase the dope shit on deck. Don't you even DARE sleep on this shit!
DOWNLOAD Elucid "Demolition" (prod. by A.M. Breakups)
Bonus Beats Backwoodz Studioz Presents The Cost Of Living [mirror]
It's a Friday night. You might be getting ready to hit the club. Mack a bitch. Smoke a dutch. Me? I'm prepping to pre-blog for the weekend. Whatever the case may be, this cut right here? This that shit to blast LOUD while you're preparing your night. Whatever the festivities may be. Quickie Mart has been rocking some serious bangers on the low; he rocked a dope Freddie Gibbs refix, and now he takes the G-Unit spitter into the nasty, gutter bass territory. Really noisey, but perfect. Rock to this one.
DOWNLOAD Lloyd Banks "Check Me Out (Quickie Mart Bass Remix)"
Lloyd Banks - Check Me Out (Quickie Mart bass remix) by Quickie Mart
When I saw Q from TMB talking about a new cut from Adebisi and my homey Emcee Jermaine, that was some shit I ain't got. At the time. Now, you all got it. This one right here? Taken from Adebisi's The Blaxploitation Part 2, which is dropping in October. This won't be on the Jermaine EP, which I'll be dropping on RTD Records in the near future, but you know, both cats go in. I been digging Adebisi's ish, and Jermaine is the home team - even if we don't link up like we should. Working fathers got responsibilities. But eff all of that. It's Friday, go sit around the kitchen table and look over those bills and recognize the funds you ain't got. Or open up that fridge and count how many beers you ain't got. But once you go over the ain't gots, strap up those boots and figure out and to make them ain't gots get got. (c) R-Truth
DOWNLOAD Adebisi ft. Emcee Jermaine "Ain't Got" (prod. by Noc Beats)
I'm a bad friend. Well, I'm a busy friend. With all of the shit going on, some shit slips by, but I had to throw this up. The homey Tenacity is working towards I'm Different, a mixtape he's dropping on the 4th of October. It's mixed by DJ Rhettmatic and hosted by DJ House Shoes, so you should already know, neph isn't bullshitting. He sent over this, the third leak from I'm Different, which features one of my favorite MCs, Guilty Simpson, but I'm going to include the two previous leaks so you pimps know it's not a game. This one is big body fresh, something to rock LOUD in your whip.
DOWNLOAD Tenacity ft. Guilty Simpson & Shi Dog "Let's Get It On" (prod. by Tranzformer)
Let's Get It On (featuring Guilty Simpson & Shi Dog) by Tenacity
The Plexiglass Fountain = Cyclops & Tokyo Cigar. Their Year of the Dragon: 2012 A.D. album is due out early 2012.
Skream & Benga sat in for Annie Nightingale's Radio 1 show, with Sgt. Pokes along for the ride. The one like Trolley Snatcha contributed a guest mix. If you needed some dubstep to kick your day off proper, you could do a LOT worse!
DOWNLOAD Skream & Benga On Radio 1 (9/23/2011)
I needed that.
Bonus Beats Progress Report ft. 5 ill and Angelica Moross "Enjoy The Ride"
One day after our interview, DJBooth.net presents Hollywood FLOSS's One Fan At A Time, which is his free skreet album released on your Internets. Features include Naledge, Jackie Chain, Laws, YP and even one of them Day26 niggas (not the one leaking bitchassness, doe). FLOSS is forever going to take it there, so if you're looking for fun or focus, he's got it all. Beast from the likes of Chris Rockaway, Brandun Deshay and someone named Sweet Valley High (that name is so cold). FLAWSE put his whole foot in the stew this time. Take a sip, nigga.
DOWNLOAD Hollywood FLOSS - One Fan At A Time
Been a minute since I started talking about The KhemLab, a conglomerate of MCs that features cats from the Offshore Drilling project, as well as some additions, and over a number of starts and stops, we're proud to say that the project will be dropping next month. Don't ask for a day yet, doe. If you're like me, you've been living with a migraine. Just feel like there's a lot that are on our plates, and there's a bunch of bullshit trying to clog the pipeline of progress. Kind of like this project. What'd these guys do, though? Put their nose to the grindstone, set their sights on the prize and annihilated anything standing in their way. Main Course, junclassic and Sky 7th took this theme and beasted over this 2 Deep production. Love the drums in this one, really tough, and I'm a sucker for piano loops. There's a lot more heat on this KhemLab project, trust. You've been warned.
In the shadow of the #TroyDavis execution, Combat Jack pressed on with another fine program. Heads like Maffew Ragazino (who recently dropped Rhyme Pays) and 40 Glocc stopped by to chew the fat. Solid show, appreciate the fam trying to crack the whip and get shit tight(er).
DOWNLOAD The Combat Jack Show (9/21/2011) [via PNC Radio]
The Combat Jack Show (Maffew Ragazino & 40Glocc) 9-21-11 by PNCRadio
Bonus Beats Lateb ft. Reef the Lost Cauze "Shut Shit Down" (prod. by Vanderslice)
I remember the random Saturday afternoon where I first heard, and posted, Hollywood FLOSS' music. Two years ago, he sent over a track and I threw it up on BGDB. I was impressed, and apparently mad heads started taking notice, because over the next few years, he's been featured everywhere, from 2DBz to XXL. I won't say I told you so, but I'm glad that FLOSS has gotten the looks he's received, and has consistently churned out product to the Internets, for free and for a fee. While you've no doubt seen his name pop up on this blog over the last few years, it makes sense for him and I to sit down and really break down who the fuck his is, on the eve of his latest release, One Fan At A Time, which drops tomorrow, September 22nd. We break down how he got his unique moniker, how hardcore the ladies stalk him, and how he approaches this game.
After being silent during WPRB's 9/11 tribute, Side-B returned on the 18th with a great show. If you've been checking out the show, you know they've been working on the Side-B video show, which should have its first episode coming up soon. Anyways, time for dope music, and this edition features cuts from The Primeridian & Tall Black Guy, 9th Prince, Doppelgangaz, DJ Absurd, Jakk Frost, Genrokka and others. Rock to this.
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