Saturday, October 01, 2011

Botchamania 186

blackrasslin podcast 001: Mark Henry Tribute

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)

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.

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

hasHBrown ft. Dustin-Prestige "Underground"

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.

DOWNLOAD hasHBrown ft. Dustin-Prestige "Underground" (prod. by Jett I. Mastyr)
hasHBrown - UNDERGROUND ft. dustin-prestige-prod. by jett i. masstyr-2011 by JettIMasstyr

[video] EZ "Terminator Salvation"

RTD Playlist (Week Of 9/30/2011)


Friday, September 30, 2011

DJ Brace "NH 26"

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.


[preview] Torae - For The Record

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.

DOWNLOAD Torae - For The Record [sampler]

DJ Franchise - 1000 Count

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"

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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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Amber Rose x Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg

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

Via listenstl.

[video] Infinity Gauntlet "Anti-Angelz"

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

Bonus Beats Infinity Gauntlet "Anti-Angelz"

DJ Concept - M99

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 - he's working on a vocal version of M99.

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[video] Lyriciss "The Balance"

Side-B Radio (9/25/2011)

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!


[video] M.anifest "Motion Picture"

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

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

The Combat Jack Show (9/28/2011)

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!).

DOWNLOAD The Combat Jack Show (9/28/2011) [via PNC Radio]
The Combat Jack Show 9-27-11 by PNCRadio

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

[video] Young Lyxx "Hella Steez"

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

YC The Cynic "Hello, Newman!"

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.

DOWNLOAD YC The Cynic "Hello, Newman!"
Hello, Newman! by YC The Cynic

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

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

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.

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

[video] City Slickers "Sit Yourself Down"

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

[video] Villa Rosa "Liberation Karma"

Muja and Maria flip "Karma Police".

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

[video] Tayyib Ali "Yesterday"

[video] Scott Free "Make It"

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Raekwon x New Balance x DJ Mars

Chef lookin' fresh in those 574s.

Hawkamania 1

Botchamania's tribute to Road Warrior Hawk.

[video] Koncept & Tranzformer "High"

Taken from More Than Meets The Eye.

Black Collar Biz at Jersey Fresh Jam 2011

[video] Tragedy Khadafi "ILL-Luminous Flow"

[video] Mista Encore "Never Stop"

Bonus Beats Mista Encore Victory Is Mine

[video] Damani "My Soliloquy"

Filmed during that Mayweather/Ortiz fight.

[video] Apollo The Great "Bulletproof (Dubstep Freestyle)"

Bonus Beats Apollo The Great "Bulletproof (Dubstep Freestyle)"

[video] Genesis Elijah "Falling"

Monday, September 26, 2011

[video] Hawdwerk & Jansport J "Respect"

BlackBalls is due out November 2011.

[video] Genrokka "Playing Games"

Bonus Beats Genrokka "Playing Games"

Roc Marciano "My Persona"

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)

Sheer Dropz [GDPMU001]

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

Has-Lo - Illegally Yours

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

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

Some of that Dirty Jersey, produced by DJ Priority.

[video] Scribes "Pass You By"

[video] Sound FX "Dreaming"

Taken from Dreaming.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

J. Bizness - Flips

Mookie Jones - P.A.N.

Jean Luc - The Jean Luc VonDraper EP

Domo Genesis - Under The Influence

Maffew Ragazino – Rhyme Pays

DJ Rhude Presents Nas - The Found Tapes

Ess Vee - The Veelude

Logic - Young Sinatra

Gerald Walker - The Other Half of Letting Go

FuseBox Radio (Week Of September 21st, 2011)

Cult Classic Records Present Friends and Family