Archive for 09/01/2011 - 10/01/2011

Juan Epstein (10/03/2011)

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Juan Ep Back forreal! The last three months have given us Juan Epsteins, and for that, I'm grateful. For their latest episode, Juan Epstein chat with comedian Aziz Ansari. I recently rediscovered his Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening album the other day, so I feel like I willed this to happen. Dope podcast, with them touching on everything from improv to Kanye. Pause.

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[video] Mayhem ft. Craig G. "I Ain't Lyin'"

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Rob Jay "My Past Life"

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As we continue to inundate you lot with that New Houston flavor, here's a jawn from Rob Jay, taken from his forthcoming Millionaire Before 30 EP, which I will say I've had the opportunity to sample. It's produced entirely by Ammbush from the Drums & Ammo / SWTBRDS camp, and will be a real treat for you fans who like a little substance with your entertainment. Rob's first leak features him imagining himself of a Harlem kid from the 1960s. He's ill with the visuals he paints with his rhymes, building a moving portrait of the problems our community had to endure to get to where we are now. And you niggas still wanna party ya life away. Pick up a dream and follow it. Millionaire Before 30 drops October 24th.

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Po Politickin "Industry Spotlight" Interview

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It's not often that I get interviewed for the myriad of things I get myself into on the daily. The homey Po from popolitickin.com has been someone I've spoke with off and on for the last few years - he's also a fan of pro wrestling, and has contributed to blackrasslin. He hit me the other day, asking to interview me for a series he was doing, shining light on Industry cats, and it just went live this morning. I always feel like I'm pretty far removed from "the industry", but I guess with some of the movements I've made, I have a lil' bit of say on things. People listening though? In any case, you can hear me talking that shit about how I got into starting RTD, a bit about the projects I've helped present and create, and some opinions and knowledge for those in this game and/or trying to get into this game. Thanks, Po!

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Disc Jockey Nappy - Sheen

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New month, first new mix from Disc Jockey Nappy. You'd actually be surprised with how many mixes are on stash, and on smash. You'd also be surprised at how easily these mixes come about. Don't be fooled, though - Nappy might be a wizard at the quick turnaround, but everything retains quality. Shouts to Ricardo and the Fried My Little Brain family for helping present this 20 minute trek into some dubstep you might not be up on. Tunes included from the likes of Caspa, 16bit, Lunice and others, with remix pressure from Skream, Ty Cody and more. Fall funk for your earholes. Expect a new mix next week. Seriously. And if you're in Brooklyn tonight, you can catch Nappy do this live. Many shouts to Squincy Jones for the artwork slamdunk.

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Rock The Dub x Fried My Little Brain Present: Disc Jockey Nappy - SHEEN by Disc Jockey Nappy

UllNevaNo "Hand Movements"

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New leak from UllNevano's Color Brown Part 2, which will find him killing beats from Apollo Brown this time around. Dropping in November 2011 via BrickToTaFace & MixBullies. Ull has some dope shit going on - you can feel how much he fucks with that true school shit. Keep a look out for dude, trust.

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[video] MiLKMEN "On My Level"

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The Preview 3 drops October 10th.

Lyle Horowitz - Let Them Eat Cake

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Of course the boy Lyle Horowitz drops an instrumental album around 10:30 on a Sunday night that's inspired by "the last 20 years of 18th Century France as well as the uncertain economic and political landscape of the present times". Features from the likes of Adam Warlock and the boy PreZZure; remember, we'll be presenting Lyle x PreZZure's The Woodside Boys project on Halloween. Until then, love these beats and those rhymes. Viva la revolution!

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Divine Drummah vs. Jamal Gainey

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Video taken from last night's Garden Variety show.

DJ Wonder - RIP Sylvia Robinson Mix

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Sincerely Yours - Self-Titled

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Big K.R.I.T. - Returnof4eva (Chopped & Screwed by Micheal "5000" Watts)

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FuseBox Radio (Week Of September 28th, 2011)

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Botchamania 186

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blackrasslin podcast 001: Mark Henry Tribute

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For the longest, I've wanted to start a podcast. Or just talk about shit that I fuck with. Tweeting my thoughts on Hip-Hop, professional wrestling and other bits just doesn't fulfill what I'm trying to do, though. I asked heads what podcasts they fuck with earlier this week, and the boy @illfam79 hit me like "why don't you start a Hip-Hop/Pro Wrestling podcast?"... and I asked myself, why not!? My set-up is ghetto (forgive some of the audio on this), but this is what I came up with. The blackrasslin podcast, which features myself speaking about pro wrestling, from the nigga perspective, and playing tracks as well. Jawns from Tone Liv, Action Bronson, Akrobatik, The Woodside Boys, Elite Assembly and others are thrown in between my musings on the current World Heavyweight Champion, Mark Henry. I actually wanted to do a longer piece for blackrasslin, but this made much more sense. Hopefully we continue this... we'll see. For now, fuck with this and let me know what you think!

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Skream & Benga On BBC Radio 1 (9/30/2011)

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Skream & Benga sat in for Annie Nightingale again this week, and got four sick mixes from the likes of X-Kore, Dream, Dismantle & Subzee-D. Loads of fierce bass-fueled tunes in this one.

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hasHBrown ft. Dustin-Prestige "Underground"

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Shit, if you're a new artist trying to make it today, you might need to grab this hasHBrown track and really take it seriously. This is one of those step-by-step jawns, helping cats who are trying to get their name up, be it online or in their local scenes, helping you niggas avoid the ills of the industry and whatnot. Taken from Break Something, this might be one of the realest songs I've heard from a cat who understands how to maneuver throughout the craziness that is the underground Rap world. Loving this one.

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hasHBrown - UNDERGROUND ft. dustin-prestige-prod. by jett i. masstyr-2011 by JettIMasstyr

[video] EZ "Terminator Salvation"

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RTD Playlist (Week Of 9/30/2011)

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Shox.

DJ Brace "NH 26"

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Here's a fly instrumental that J57, aka McDuck, sent over the other day. You've definitely heard of DJ Brace - he's produced and provided cuts for a grip of BBAS tracks that I've posted on RTD over the last few years... and he's also won a Juno Award, as well as multiple DMC battles in Canadia. Word is he's humble, but he also holds onto a grip of music. Prolly from fucking with McDuck for all this time. Anyways, this is a fresh Fall-flavored instrumental from Synesthesia, brace's forthcoming instrumental album. Some shit to embark on a journey to. Has a throwback, live feel to it, with a lot of poignant samples and cuts. Really vibrant. Love this.

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[preview] Torae - For The Record

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Wait - Torae hasn't released an album yet?! That's what fucks me upa bout #InternetsTime - these niggas will be on the tip of everyone's RSS feeds, mixtapes and features and freestyles out like clockwork, but they won't even have a proper album out. In any case, that will change as Torae will drop For The Record on the 1st of November. The jawn will feature cats like DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Nottz, Diamond D, Large Professor, 9th Wonder and more on the boards, with like three featured MCs. Shouts to @macmediapromo (whattup Matt!?!?!) for sending over this 8-minute sampler of tracks from the album. Enjoy that.

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DJ Franchise - 1000 Count

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New mix from a fellow Internets. DJ Franchise turned 87 years young the other day... LOL nah he's a fine you DJ, and put together this new mix that got released today, all in the name of musical discovery. Genres be damned, this one features cuts from Amy Winehouse, Frank Ocean, Dwele, Ayah, Goapele, TV On The Radio, Toro Y Moi, ZO! & Phonte and plenty more. Rock to this one on a great afternoon... possibly the last great afternoon before Fall bites us in the ass. Pow.

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The Two. Fifteens "Wavy Life"

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New heat from The Two. Fifteens; some special spacetrip shit right here. Feels like floating with the clouds. I imagine everytime that bass hits, the clouds shake and form new figures. Love that these brothers can totally arrange their bass-heavy from something menacing for the night into something so vivid and beautiful. Crunked out ballet step right here. Effective When Used After... soon come.

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Amber Rose x Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg

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I'd be lying if I said I wasn't using this as an excuse to post a picture of Amber Rose. I sweat her. She just has a very unique look... and a fatty. Anyways, the Hip-Hop Internets exploded when they heard the venom she spewed about Funkmaster Flex, but when I heard her on Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg, I was really surprised. I shouldn't have been, but this was one of the few times I've heard her personality and whatnot. Philly stand up. But yeah, she has a fatty... but she also seems to have her wits about her. From what I heard on Hot 97, this should be chock full of info on her relationship with Wiz Khalifa, as well as her thoughts on people questioning why she's famous, why she won't throw shots at Kanye, and I imagine a grip of hilarity that missed the radio cut. Full interview, via Rosenberg.

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LISTEN :: Tef Poe

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Via listenstl.

[video] Infinity Gauntlet "Anti-Angelz"

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Infinity Gauntlet = Bekay, Shabaam Sahdeeq (S-Dub), F.T., El Gant & Red Eye.

Bonus Beats Infinity Gauntlet "Anti-Angelz"

DJ Concept - M99

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I'm not the biggest Dexter fan - the homegirl Inaya always says I need to peep it, but I just haven't sat down with that first season. The homey DJ Concept, while finishing up the deluxe version of Heavy Smoke, decided to drop this beat tape, full of dark beats that he sorted out solely from samples from Dexter's score. I'd say go kill someone to this, but really you might want to just face a Dutch and play Halo or some shit to this. And if you MCs drop verses on ANY of these beats, email it to dexter@execute1200.com - he's working on a vocal version of M99.

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[video] Lyriciss "The Balance"

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Side-B Radio (9/25/2011)

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The homey Hook Jackson dedicated this show not only to his parents, who recently celebrated 41 years together in marriage. Also dedicated to Divine Drummah, who will be giving away copies of a special project this Saturday at the Garden Variety show. Featured artists on this show include Genrokka, Sam Hill, Vado, Big Ooh, J-Live, Venemous2000, Phace, Daniel Joseph and a grip more. ENJOY!

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[video] M.anifest "Motion Picture"

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Taken from M.anifest's Immigrant Chronicles: Coming to America.

The Dubstep Show On Kiss 100 (9/28/2011)

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The Combat Jack Show (9/28/2011)

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Apparently Uncle Murda was supposed to hit the Combat Jack show (they booked him!), but the nigga didn't show up (he wasn't there!). No worries, though (hakuna matata!), as the CJ famalam knows how to keep the funny without special guests (they all they need!). Wake up, you already know what it is (we've been here before!).

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The Combat Jack Show 9-27-11 by PNCRadio

[video] Young Lyxx "Hella Steez"

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Bonus Beats Young Lyxx "Hella Steez" (prod. by Versatile Traxx)

YC The Cynic "Hello, Newman!"

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Confession time: I never fucked with Seinfeld. I watched the "soup nazi" episode, but never got too hype over the show. Didn't get the pandemonium the finale brought, none of it. I know Jerry said "hello, Newman!" to the one character, but can't get into it. I can, however, fuck with YC The Cynic, and on this track that almost sounds like it's about nothing, YC goes in. Everyone fucks with YC, right? He's one of those up-and-coming niggas who gets that love from lowly bloggers like me, and legends like J-Live. Good reason, too. GNK is due out in February. Enjoy this taster.

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Hello, Newman! by YC The Cynic

[video] Random Axe ft. Roc Marciano "Chewbacca"

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Dre Robinson - The Dre Robinson Files (compiled by Dart Adams)

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I'd add a bunch of text regarding this, but the homey Dart Adams, who compiled this collection of Dre Robinson freestyles, sent over his own grip of text. Hit the jump for that. Pollymore stand the fuck up.

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[video] City Slickers "Sit Yourself Down"

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Bonus Beats City Slickers "Sit Yourself Down" [clean | dirty]

[video] Villa Rosa "Liberation Karma"

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Muja and Maria flip "Karma Police".

[video] SigNif "S.I.G.M.A.T.A."

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[video] Tayyib Ali "Yesterday"

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[video] Scott Free "Make It"

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[video] Hawdwerk & Jansport J "Respect"

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BlackBalls is due out November 2011.

[video] Genrokka "Playing Games"

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Bonus Beats Genrokka "Playing Games"

Roc Marciano "My Persona"

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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.

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Sheer Dropz [GDPMU001]

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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!?!?!

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GDPMU001 by SheerDropz

Has-Lo - Illegally Yours

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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!

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[video] King RA ft. DJ Hush "Pain"

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Some of that Dirty Jersey, produced by DJ Priority.

[video] Scribes "Pass You By"

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[video] Sound FX "Dreaming"

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Taken from Dreaming.

Young Nigga "Come Threw Looking Clean"

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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.

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Elucid "Demolition"

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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!

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Bonus Beats Backwoodz Studioz Presents The Cost Of Living [mirror]

[video] Identity Festival 2011

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Here's a barrage of footage from the 2011 Identity Festival, but fuck all of that for a second... who made that shit-hot track that's playing as the soundtrack!?!?!? Shouts to Definate for the footage.

Lloyd Banks "Check Me Out (Quickie Mart Bass Remix)"

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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.

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Lloyd Banks - Check Me Out (Quickie Mart bass remix) by Quickie Mart

Adebisi ft. Emcee Jermaine "Ain't Got"

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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

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[video] Godilla ft. ToneLiv "Cobra Commander"

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Tenacity ft. Guilty Simpson & Shi Dog "Let's Get It On"

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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.

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Let's Get It On (featuring Guilty Simpson & Shi Dog) by Tenacity

Bonus Beats Tenacity "A Badge & A Gun" (prod. by Smash Bros)
Bonus Beats Tenacity "Rap Guy's Girlfriend" (prod. by Haircut)

Botchamania 185

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[video] DopeHead "Airbags"

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Thank you, Gotty.

[video] Paperface "Lock & Key"

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[video] The Plexiglass Fountain "Northbound Blues"

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The Plexiglass Fountain = Cyclops & Tokyo Cigar. Their Year of the Dragon: 2012 A.D. album is due out early 2012.

[video] BIG S.I.N. "Da Saga Continues"

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I always felt like heads slept on the Redman original.

Skream & Benga On BBC Radio 1 (9/23/2011)

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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!

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[video] Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose "Squeeze Freestyle"

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The Dubstep Show On Kiss 100 (9/21/2011)

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[video] DaVinci "Fillmore Story"

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[video] DLRN ft. Prometheus Brown & Illecism "Reset"

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[video] Progress Report ft. 5 ill and Angelica Moross "Enjoy The Ride"

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I needed that.

Bonus Beats Progress Report ft. 5 ill and Angelica Moross "Enjoy The Ride"

16 Bars From Pugs Atomz: Shanghai

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Hollywood FLOSS - One Fan At A Time

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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.

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The KhemLab "Put It To Rest"

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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.

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[video] Eric Roberson ft. Phonte "Picture Perfect"

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[video] Toddla T ft. Wayne Marshall & Skream "Streets So Warm"

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The Combat Jack Show (9/21/2011)

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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).

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The Combat Jack Show (Maffew Ragazino & 40Glocc) 9-21-11 by PNCRadio