Archive for 01/01/2012 - 02/01/2012
Exactly what I needed. Produced by Dibia$e. Taken from A Moment To Reflect II.
The one time I saw Earl perform last year, we didn't speak. Probably my fault. So when I threw this one on, I definitely got a chance to understand where Earl's coming from, almost making the conversation we should've had not important. If I see him this year, I'll speak. Maybe we'll talk about this track.
DOWNLOAD Earl Grey "I Am"
MCMF's forthcoming I Can Rap features this single, with the god Donny Goines, where they do just that. I didn't think of the obvious sample they'd use on this one, but I'm glad they did. Bully the bassbins with this one!
DOWNLOAD MCMF ft. Donny Goines "Take U Back"
Tequila is one thing I left off my Super Bowl party list, because I wanted to make sure I actually watched the game. Loving how this one came together - Skrew is a fool for getting Thirstin on this one. Skumbag Millionaires LP is on the way, and everything I've heard (and posted) has been amazoid.
DOWNLOAD Skrewtape ft. Thirstin Howl III & Twylight "Tequila Sunrise"
Straight nastiness. When I hear cuts like this, and get word that Munich's Midiflash produced this, you just get the reassurance that "real Hip-Hop" is living well overseas. My boy M-Dot has ill international rolodexial skills, as he flips a fresh verse alongside Malchau from Denmark and Queens' Nutso. Drop this one early and often.
DOWNLOAD M-Dot x Mr. Malchau x Nutso "You Aint Ready" (prod. by Midiflash)
I forgot that Pete Rock was on Hot 97 during Mister Cee's "Throwback At Noon" this past Friday, and I plum forgot. Thanks for The Diggers Union for reminding me! EDIT apparently this is a Black History Month thing.
DOWNLOAD Pete Rock On Hot 97 (2/03/2012)
The fifth installment in Legit's "Poetry Club" series continued where it left off... with Legit crushing everything else I had been fucking with. Some proper stream of consciousness flows, with a loads of heavy mental over a fly beat from Sani. Definitely put this on repeat.
DOWNLOAD Legit "Poetry Club V" (prod. by Sani)
I hope you guys watched the Royal Rumble - well, it wasn't THAT good, and if you missed it, I run through the entire PPV in this show. I also break down the following night's RAW, which has the fallout from the Rumble... well, it really tried to show the future. Dope show regardless. Some dope Hip-Hop goes down on this one as well. If you're new to this, welcome.
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Proper. Niggas just need some undeniably fly Hip-Hop for your ears. A nigga like Sean Price (who recently linked up with Dallas Penn to preview Mic Tyson) is that undeniable Hip-Hop, so it made sense for Truth to add the don to this dynamic example of Winter Rap. Love those keys - shit flows well. The Premier-esque hook? Murder. This is just awesome. Cop this on iTunes, forreal.
Back in May 2011, I checked in with one of Hip Hop's premier DJ's/Tastemakers House Shoes. We spent the evening playing beats for each other, in which I also took the opportunity to play him an early version of MoveMeants II. Valuing his honest and sometimes sobering opinion, this was the night that I realized the album was decent, but simply not good enough. I spent the next couple of months re-working the project until I knew that it was a work that I could be undoubtedly proud of. - Jansport J
The Combat Jack Show ft. Dallas Penn continues to deliver! This week's edition not only features Sha Money XL breaking down survival within the industry, but Green Bay's Ryan Grant drops in for some Super Bowl talk. Benhameen brought more poetry (and ill tracks), we get Matt Raz's news return, and all-in-all we keep the train moving. You can't stop the Combat Jack Show - you can only hope to contain it. And even then, you're losing trying to do that. Chea!
DOWNLOAD The Combat Jack Show ft. Dallas Penn (2/01/2012)
Word from Rosenberg is that Sean Born's Behind The Scale album is due out in two weeks. To put you folk who might not be up on dude's work, he sorted out this throwback mix of Born verses, freestyles and tracks alongside DJ Marshall Law. Loads of Kev Brown beats on here, with features from Kenny Cold and many more. Roll up to this one.
DOWNLOAD Sean Born - 909 Jack: BTS Pause Mix
The first single on Coldcut's Ninja Tune imprint was the seminal "Say Kids What Time Is It?", a slap-happy cut and paste masterpiece. It dropped on the 1st of February in 1987, and turned 25 years young today. Ninja Tune let this white label be available for free download. Praise Jah. This is the kind of cut-up music I was rockin' to in high school.
DOWNLOAD Coldcut "Say Kids What Time Is It?"
It was bound to happen. @DJWonder rocked @DJNappy's THUGSTEP Refix of @AleonCraft's "Yoga Flame" during his Wonder Mix last week. Totally missed it - but it's available for you right now. Wonder also threw in some Fused Forces, Skrillex, Action Bronson and plenty more. Sick mix, as per usual.
DOWNLOAD DJ Wonder - Wonder Mix (1/25/2012)
Here's the start of what should be a DnB mix a month from the homey Nappy. I handed him the promos that I got in my DOA mail and asked him to sort out a special mix; here's his drop for January. Featured artists include dBridge, NCQL, Mind Vortex, Friction, Majistrate and plenty more. Enjoy this one!
I'd go in on this project, which is a sick one, but this write-up says it all: "Bread not looking right? Need some player advice? Whygee and Qknox can help you maximize YOUR Grind. Their critically acclaimed album " I Need $ " has been given the nod for it's smooth arrangement, logical presentation, and a sound which can only be explained as Grown, Anti Pop Bullshit. This is not just some mixtape. It's not a mixtape at all. This is Pre-Meditated Murder Of The Track by Hitmen For Hire".
PURCHASE WhyGee - I Need Money
Some fresh shit I got passed a few hours ago. "Hear Ye'" is what happens when four talented niggas hit up the studio late night and create some crack. Some truthfully awesome bass is laid atop some filtered, throwback breaks and these guys just bless the mic. Straight tough.
DOWNLOAD R.O.E. x Neak x Sincerely Yours x Slot-A "Hear Ye'"
Latest single from the homey The Jake features Add-2, who you should be getting to know - if not, introduce yourself and stop playing yourself! This cut is actually dropping on iTunes tomorrow b/w "Beauty in the Bullshit" (which features Jae B & Allen Ritter), so figure this as a pre-release exclusive buy. Support more quality Hip-Hop - these funds will go right back into The Jake's next full length project. And he's quality. So go get it!
BUY The Jake ft. Add-2 "Take A Ride"
Fuck - talk about some of that feel good for your morning! That sample? Might make you start hitting the salsa, merengue and other Spanish dances you can't pronounce. Dom O and ScienZe link up for another track that lives up to the name affixed to it. These two just go straight for the jugular, be it stabbing or stabbing. Yeah I said it. Taken from Dom O's Always Inspire(d) EP, which is due out March 25th.
DOWNLOAD Dom O Briggs ft. ScienZe "DopeNDoper"
What a great follow-up to "Full Spectrum". The Zilla / Has / Quandary trifecta adds a fourth, Open Mike Eagle, and they coast over this track like Ric Flair and the Horsemen. Only from the 1920s, noir wrestling. Which kind of makes sense. Some of the best wrestling is about the storylines that get intertwined. Plus there's a John Tenta reference in here. Unless I'm lost. It's still early.
DOWNLOAD Zilla Rocca ft. Has-Lo & Open Mike Eagle "Full Spectrum 2"(prod. by Dr. Quandary)
Truth be told, this shit does what it says on the tin. If this cut is anything, it's chest-thumping bass for your face. RoQ'y and Dn³ with some fresh shit for ya. Some shit to straight cruise to. Especially if you have shit you NEED to do but you're avoiding.
DOWNLOAD RoQ'y TyRaiD "Windows Of Bass" (prod. by Dn³)