Saturday, October 08, 2011
Friday, October 07, 2011
The Combat Jack show continues to roll on. Word is the boy A-King wants the show to be tighter, and this episode was packed with guests, so it made sense. That's right, Azad Right, Jasiri X and the man like Lil' Cease all stopped by to the show on Wednesday, speaking on a number of topics. They even went in on the freestyle tip (as you saw above)! Another great episode in the chamber, trust. Shouts to the entire team.
Bonus Beats Tweekbeatz "On The Contrair"
Not mad at this video at all. Looks like the bulk of the budget was spent on liquor.
Bonus Beats The Box Story "Funky Elegant"
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Directed by Brian Robinson for Hyer Ground.
I hope you cats didn't sleep on Rome's The Extra Mile, but if you did... check this jawn out then hit a U-Turn and get on that path. Cee has the sharp lines on this one, building it on the ring around Mike Tyson's eye. Dope how this one manifests from one idea into all different zones. Short workout, but it's not light-work - you'll be KO'd before the round's up if you fuck around. The Bmore representer is dropping The Grey Area in the Winter of 2011.
DOWNLOAD Rome Cee "Black Ring" (prod. by Dischoe)
Taken from Indie Rappers Do It For Gas Money (Vol. 2), Sketch takes a perfect throwback-flavored Willie Green beat to help flesh out the "love letter/hate mail" of an album to the listener. Kind of an ill idea, when you think about it - I imagine as much as artists, especially indie artists, love their fanbase, it's hard to justify a lot for heads who are trying to eat off of the funds they make, and without that machine to sort of cushion certain blows, they can get caught out there real quick, with nothing to show for it. Part of the game, but yeah I don't hear cats attacking this topic in this manner. Sketch goes buck on this beats, with loads of words and lines flying by you. Definite rewind track here.
DOWNLOAD Sketch Tha Cataclysm "Kidney Stones" (prod. by Willie Green)
Bonus Beats Stealth "Higher Learning"
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Not sure why the beginning of this video was on that melodrama, but I'm not mad at the Jersey niggas flippin "This Is How We Do It" into a new school bouncer. I never went to parties like this when I was a shorty, but I figure if I rolled with some down ass people, I'd be going ham in spots like this. Taken from Tim T's Heather's House.
9th breaks down how he made it big. This beat is nuts.
If you're like me, you're an old fan of the man like J-Zone. Whether it's on the boards creating heat (hell, he has a placement on the forthcoming Has-Lo project) or the hilarity he brings in his rhymes, you always got his ill personality and wit in anything he did. Do remember, though, Zone is a hustler and a smart motherfucker, and on the low he's been writing some ill pieces on his different perspectives on the Hip-Hop game, both past and current. I'm happy to see that homey has actually written a book, Root For The Villian: Rap, Bullsh*t and A Celebration Of Failure (of which you can check an excerpt of the first chapter via egotripland). Zone's book is about the music industry/business, but given his unique view on life (which mirrors a lot of the sentiments I hold on things), it turns into something more. Peep Zone's breakdown after the jump, read the Chapter 1 excerpt, then cop the book when he drops it. I will have this read soon - need to get back on my literary dean! I know this is set to drop in Fall of 2011, although via govillaingo.com, Zone is looking at a November 1st release date. Keep on the look out for all of that!
A couple of weeks ago, I posted the awesome "Demolition", which was by Elucid and AM Breakups, who I learned are working as Cult Favorite. Be on the lookout, them fools have a grip of tunes on deck. Thematically, atop a better use of Nina Simone than The Throne used, Gutta revisits some of the feelings from "My Mayor Is A Billionaire", and in an era where #OccupyWallStreet is the name of the game, cuts like this from niggas are necessary. More of that Black CNN shit we need. This is another jawn from The Cost Of Living... you still sleeping!? Backwoodz stand up.
Here's a dope project I got from the L.I.F.E. Crew, featuring MCs Mane Rok & Dyalekt dropping an EP rapping over nothing but tracks utilizing Santana samples. My mom put me onto a number of Santana classics when I was a shorty, so this idea stuck out to me dumb quick. For this cut, taken from Santanamation, they (obviously) use "Black Magic Woman", flowing that intoxicating fury over a nicely used sample. Something to kick back or roll up to. Apparently this dropped early last month. Get involved.
DOWNLOAD Mane Rok & Dyalekt "Black Magic Woman"
DOWNLOAD Black Collar Biz ft. Monay Sharee "Man In The Mirror"
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
DOWNLOAD Venemous2000 "Rock The Bells" (prod. by DJ Priority)
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This week's edition of Side-B is a special one. Hook and Divine speak on the Garden Variety show from this past Saturday, but the real meat of this show is the interview with Black Deniro. Hook speaks on his views of the radio scene and their continuous lack of reflection of the Hip-Hop game as a whole. And to showcase what the fuck needs to be done, he drops things like "Rap Casserole" by Emcee Jermaine, which will be on Jermaine's forthcoming RTD Records EP. Yup. Enjoy this one!
At the beginning of the year, I know I said my sneaker loyalty is towards the New Balance 574s, but I had to highlight these Guru-inspired kicks. Like the "Demo Tape" t-shirt, these custom Converse kicks feature the cover art to Guru's demo tape on them. More info via The X LABEL's blog; shouts to Justin Nicholas-Elam Ruff. More flicks after the jump.
DOWNLOAD Homework Beats Vol. 1
Monday, October 03, 2011
DOWNLOAD Juan Epstein (10/03/2011)
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.
DOWNLOAD Rob Jay "My Past Life" (prod. by Ammbush)
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!
DOWNLOAD Disc Jockey Nappy - Sheen
Rock The Dub x Fried My Little Brain Present: Disc Jockey Nappy - SHEEN by Disc Jockey Nappy
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.
DOWNLOAD UllNevaNo "Hand Movements"
The Preview 3 drops October 10th.
Sunday, October 02, 2011
DOWNLOAD Lyle Horowitz - Let Them Eat Cake
Video taken from last night's Garden Variety show.