Archive for 01/01/2012 - 02/01/2012

The Love/Hate Mixtape Vol. 4

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Probably the best representation of my twitter timeline on days like today. Either true love or true thug. This tape has a dope mixture of artists, too: Exile, Tony Willimas, Common, St. Joe Louis, Strong Arm Steady, Moe Green and plenty more. Pick a side. And if you missed the first three volumes, grab them HERE.

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SB "Happy Valentimez"

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Always good to get that dope Hip-Hop from the homey Soulbrotha, especially when it's produced by AEON. They actually worked on an entire EP, 4letterword, which is set to drop on the 17th of February, which "tackles different kinds of love that we experience or come into contact with as human beings on a very broad and fundamental level in society... This single, Happy Valentimez deals with love as dealt with between lovers specifically a man and a woman in the context of the song. What better day to drop this than on February 14th the dreaded day of forget-me-nots, flowers, all-red-everything and chocolate?"

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PH ft. Chordz Cordero "My Type Of Angel"

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I'm not sure I ever have heard PH making tracks for the ladies. Not to say he should do it more often, but it's good to hear talented mofos step outside of the box. This track is taken from a six-track EP that I believe is executive produced by Elete of St. Joe Louisentitled This Is Not A Tyler Perry Movie. Peep the first single below (and cop it for $1), and wait for the full EP, which drops next Tuesday.

Luvstep 3 (mixed by Dirty South Joe & Flufftronix)

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Perfect way to ride out your V-Day in bass-driven harmony. DSJ & Flufftronix have outdone themselves this go round. Full details via Mad Decent.

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Rome Cee - Grey Area EP

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Do The Dilla 2012: A Tribute To The Drum-Master

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This is a slick one: get a group of talented producers (Dibia$e, Moka Only, Sebb, Willy Sunshine and plenty more), and have them flip a grip of tracks Dilla produced, from the likes of Oh No, A Tribe Called Quest, Slum Village, Phat Kat and plenty more. It's done out of love and homage to the great. Simple and plain. Shouts to Feelin' Music.

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UllNevaNo - I'm Thru With Love EP

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I'll let UllNevaNo break down the story behind this one: "Ive always wanted to drop a project around a specific holiday, Feb is one of the toughest months for me to get thru due to past relationships from break ups etc, it all occured in Feb, the purpose of this EP is i want to let indviduals know male and female that you dont have to wait for this particular month to go all out of your way to show how much you care about that person, it should be an every day thing because tomorrow is not promise and if you have that special significant other hold on to that person for real!!"

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SigNif "Dynamite (Freestyle)"

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The Mad Bloggers presented Madden Miles' A Beat For You [The Donny Hathaway Beat Tape] not too long ago, and are now adding vocalists to his instrumentals. You know how I love doing that shit, so that project gets a proper RTD double thumbs up. The homegirl SigNif ain't playing fair with this one, trust. First leak from TMB's Hathadays EP. You've been warned.

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#MassEffect, Preview 3

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The only thing this track is missing is the click-clack of change in a cash register. Cartoon doesn't know if his love of loot has made him evil, but he needs it, kind of like how a vampire needs that blood. The Rustie track used for this one is on a Grime-y flex, with a slick bounce, running back and forth. This one is for the block beaters, grinding in celebratory fashion. Mass Effect, February 17th!

[video] Black EL x Durkin "Purgatory"

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previous Black EL x Durkin "Purgatory"

[video] The Promise ft. Pugs Atomz & Neak "SoundCatcher"

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DJ Cable - Valentine's Day Mix 2012

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Like he always does around this time, DJ Cable brings forth a slick mix of bass music and Hip-Hop styles, with some Juke and tings thrown in for good measure, all in the name of Valentine's Day. But this isn't the lovey dovey shit. This is straight sweaty, sticky, dimly lit bedroom mashout styles. Get drunk on that good wine, turn this one all the way up, and smash the shit out of your loved one. They'll love it.

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e.d.g.e. "Vendetta"

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Loving this cut - not sure how I missed e.d.g.e. going in over this BroadNMarket track, but here it is. Shouts to BNM for sending this one over. The sample on this one is mean, and everything on this screams "back to the future".

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[video] Hollywood FLOSS "Line Em Up"

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Aleon Craft - Cosmic Valentine EP

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Aleon Craft and SMKA cook crack together, and for this Valentine's Day, they go in with the special blood crack. Super space vagina music. Shit's dope, too. Enjoy this, and if you fucks with it, wait for the deluxe edition, which is coming in March. No pun intended.


Wildabeast - StrandBeast EP

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If you were smart, you rocked with the streamed StrandBeast session, which featured Wildabeast crafting the very EP that this post contains, like, today. Not soup to nuts, but Jelani had beats picked and Wil flipped his rhymes, right thurr. And it came out fucking sick. Shouts to Wil and Jel for allowing RTD to not only contribute some ideas to the EP's infancy, but allowing me to present this to you. The official time for completion: 7 hours, 50 minutes. Let me see your favorite rappers/producers do THAT!!!

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Lyle Horowitz - Redamancy

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While I wait for a grip of tracks that Lyle Horowitz keeps BBMing me about, he drops this nine-track LP, featuring his Woodside Boy-bredren PreZZure, Rapper Big Pooh, Deniro Farrar, Loud Pack Lucy and Lewis. In his words: I started Redamancy on Valentine's Day 2011 during a bus ride back to New York from North Hampton, Massachusetts. I plugged my laptop into the power outlet and created the first draft of "B-43", which is now the album closer. A big part of why this project means so much to me is because of the circumstances that led to me creating it and what I learned about myself and others after those circumstances occurred. Although the impetus for this album was a break-up, this is not a break-up album, at least not entirely -- Redamancy explores love and heartbreak from all sides and the effects it has on those that go through it. This is a truly personal body of work and I hope that you enjoy it.

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Brown Bag AllStars Brown Label Pt. 1

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If you slept on BBAS previously, shame on you. This would be a great way for you to get in tune to their sound. In-house production and solid rhymes? You need this. The fuck you waiting on!?!?! Grab it now! Shouts to 2DBz. Word is there's a Part 2 on the way...

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Rome Cee ft. 810 "Makes Me High"

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You're gonna drop this, then have to pull it back immediately and let it rock once again. Just that kind of beat. illMEASURED is just that, ill with the measures... or something. Another banger from Rome's The Grey Area project, which is probably dropping sometime this week.

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#MassEffect, Preview 2

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For the next edition of the Mass Effect previews, Cartoon kicks some of that "higher learning" over a Starkey riddim. The Philly boy really has his sound in the pocket, and blends some great bass alongside other vibes, and 'Toon doesn't hesitate in airing the entire track out.

Ray Dawn "Won't Slip"

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Lil' first listen bidness for you guys, shall we? This might be my favorite cut off of #PassportDreams, which I'm honestly not sure when it's dropping. Whatever case, Ray and The Jake cook some serious flavor right here, with Dawn going in about the ills of the industry and artists who are motivated to keep it pushing. It's a rough world out there, especially if you have #PassportDreams. Don't slip or trip, just keep your eyes on the prize.

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[stream] Wildabeast - Strandbeast EP

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Starting at 10AM, Wildabeast will be working on his Strandbeast EP with Jelani. Full stream after the jump, which will feature Wildabeast listening to beats, recording vocals and Jelani mixing/mastering the jawn. Hip-Hop to dubstep to whatever the fuck else works. I heard one of Jel's flips and I need this shit to be on it. Once I get the word that this EP has been mixed/mastered and is ready to go, I got you.

Black EL x Durkin "Purgatory"

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New shit from Black El & Durkin. How an intriguing cut that was due to be an instrumental interlude turned into a track speaking on the power of choice doesn't matter - what matters is this one is the truth. Actually, this might be one of my favorite tracks from this duo. EL was smart in snapping this one up. Think on this one. Be on the lookout for The Collage.

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SaV! "Cloud Cruisin'"

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I love tracks like this; shit to help you get motivated in the A.M.. SaV! is dropping Time Wasters & Cheap Thrills soon, and this cut is taken from that tape. I imagine most of you wake & bakers will find this as a good track to get lifted to in the morning, picking out which Timbs or loafers will set your outfit off.

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[video] ZanK iLLa ft. Raynell tha Astronaut "King High"

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Curly Castro x Has-Lo x Boogieman Dela x David Little x Zilla Rocca "Pulp Banga 101"

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Talk about some shit I been waiting for! Not sure if/when Wu-Tang Pulp is dropping, but this posse cut is one of the flyest I've heard from this compilation. Just so true tot he original, and the Wu-ethos. Feels like a sitdown over some great Chinese take-out, scategorizing the layout of the land and how cats fit in it. Wild.

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Get Well Soon - Sunday Night Insomnia III

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[video] Rashid Hadee "Back On My Grind"

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J The S - The Jake The Snake Conspiracy

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[video] The Kingmakers "RAW"

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This is one of my favorite instrumentals, ever.

Willie The Kid - Dilla Forever

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Skrillex Wins A Grammy

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No, seriously...

[video] RiFF RaFF ft. Action Bronson "Bird On A Wire"

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Linsane In The Membrane

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Even when @Dallas_Penn doesn't make it into the game, he still manages to pull off a choice video. Step your Internets video game up, Internets.

#MassEffect, Preview 1

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Just like we did this time last year, Nappy has cooked up another refix project with a Mississippi spitter, Cartoon, and the result is Mass Effect, the latest release in Nappy's continuing efforts into the THUGSTEP sound. Shouts to everyone who's been rockin' with the sound over the last six years. It's gaining momentum, and you can't even front on the track record Nappy has. Cartoon realized this when we dropped From Mississippi To Mars, and the seeds for this tape were sown over the last year. Mass Effect will be dropping on Friday, and I'll be previewing a track off of this tape ever day until it's release. Let's go!

The first leak is a tune that's been around for a bit - even made it onto Nappy's Thugstep Commission mixtape from last month. Features Cartoon coasting over an explosive tune from Rednek. Something to really get the party hype, as well as showcase what the fuck true THUGSTEP should sound like. Hold onto your hats, kids...



EDIT Here's a Celly Cel refix that Nappy just blasted out...

DJ BenHaMeen x Ivan Rott – Root Beer & Sour (The Dilla Edition)

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They done done it again! Essential Sunday afternoon listening.

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DJ Skee's Whitney Houston Tribute Mix

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Rest in Peace to one of the greatest singers and entertainers to ever do it. I put this mix together as a tribute to celebrate the amazing career of Whitney Houston. It will air on KIIS FM every hour on top of the hour on 102.7 KIIS FM and most other Clear Channel, IHeartRadio stations nation wide. - DJ Skee

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[video] Aaron Evans "I've Been Blessed"

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FuseBox Radio (Week Of February 8th, 2012)

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[video] 4th Pyramid "Webslinger"

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Whitney Houston "My Dub Is Your Dub (Remix)"

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With word of Whitney Houston's passing at 48 (!!!), I had to dig this one out of the archives and post it. This Illfingas Drum & Bass re-lick of a dubplate Whitney made for Wyclef was that shit when it dropped. This one was released on whitelabel 10 years ago, and still slays me. No pun intended. Push your lighters up and run this one back a few times for one of Jersey's most gifted vocalists. Shit. We were just talking about a recent batch of pictures and Whitney's state. Damn. EDIT Even DJ Nappy had to throw some words up.

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[video] Moe Green "Deja Vu"

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Legit "Nevermind"

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Here's a fresh bit from Legit that just hit the inbox. I'm surprised more of you blogs and tastemakers don't fucks with his music more. Dude's got all the gifts I figure you lot would love - young, lyrical, intelligent, fearless. What kind of package you looking for? How much iller shall he be? Eh, nevermind. I'll just turn the volume up on this one whilst you sliddeep. I'm just being honest.

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R.O.E. - A Backpack Full of Donuts EP

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Calez - Kid With Raps

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[video] The Internet "Fastlane"

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I slept on Purple Naked Ladies for some reason. Watching this documentary got me back on it. I like how this video plays into the clip for "Cocaine" as well. Bang.

[video] Freeway "Master of Ceremony"

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[video] The Paxtons "I'm Goin'"

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This is taken from Avenue A. Thought I slept on Avenue B, but realized I never got the blast. So it's kind of boffour faults. We all should catch up.

Skream & Benga - In New DJs We Trust (2/09/2012)

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DJ NoPhrillz - Weed Recognition

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RTD Playlist (Week Of 2/10/2012)

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#turnitup

#BlackFistFridays: ?uestlove On Hot97 (2/10/2012)

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One week removed from Pete Rock's explosive massacring of the Throwback At Noon for Mister Cee's #BlackFistFridays, ?uestlove steps up to the decks for a special J Dilla tribute mix. Nothing but classics. Shouts to Rap Radar, via Miss Info.

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Indiana Rome ft. Tef Poe & Teresa Jenee "Young World Freestyle"

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Not sure what prompted the Force affiliates Tef Poe and Indiana Rome to coast over a Memorecks instrumental, but this is fly. Feels like a nigga'd out video game soundtrack. Teresa does the damn thing as well. Just some big body quirk for your Friday night creep.

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Small Eyez "The DILLest Shit"

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Small Eyez felt inspired to sort out a tribute to the man like Dilla, and freestyled this shit. Finished in two takes, in 30 minutes. Some cool shit to vibe to, especially for those of you who are sitting on unreleased Dilla gems and just feel inspired. Got a great vibe to it, some shit to smoke to and pen your own dreams to. Fuck Dilla Day or Week. This is Dilla month.

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Rickie Jacobs "Abbey"

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Word is the next Rickie Jacobs project is entitled Live Epic. Not sure what's going down on that one, but I do know this nigga can do the damn thing when his hand picks up a pen. This cut "Abbey"? Clay Hillman cooked up some intergalactic slap for this one, and Rickie filters his voice to match the electronic symphony. Shit's crazy, and dedicated to that female in your life. Love your bitty to death.

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[video] Trolley Snatcha "Make My Whole World"

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[video] Avionadramida ft. SiR E.U "After F"

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[video] Dom O Briggs "20 Years"

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[video] Knowledge Media & Numonics ft. VIP "All I Know"

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Via Never Enough, which you can grab via DJ Booth or iTunes.

[video] JSWISS "Geek Down"

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Taken from This 1 Is 4 Dilla.

AWKWORD ft. Main Flow, Rickie Jacobs & Mojo "Rainy Daze"

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This is the latest single from AWKWORD's World View project, and it features the Bmore boy Rickie Jacobs (who also sorted out that Charlie Brown-tinged artwork) and others. BuckMarleyXXX got the world premiere on this, and I'm just hoping I avoid the rain. Or snow. I think it's going to snow. This might actually be something dope to watch snow fall to. Fly shit.

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[preview] Brown Bag AllStars Brown Label Pt. 1

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The Brown Bag AllStars have a new EP dropping on 2DopeBoyz on the 13th of February (AKA Monday), and leaked a trio of cuts recently. The boy McDuck J57 celebrated a birthday recently, but I'll still bust his shit. Fuck with these tracks, and make sure you grab that EP on Monday. BBAS always come correct, trust.

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DOWNLOAD Brown Bag AllStars "Rottweilers" (prod. by J57)


DOWNLOAD Brown Bag AllStars "Sinful Ways" (ft. Akie Bermiss) (prod. by DeeJay Element)


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blackrasslin podcast 018

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The boy Dilla is highlighted, musically, in this episode, with all tracks being either produced or rapped on by the man. We kick a full RAW re-cap, as well as info on what happened post-RAW. Fun show with a grip of great music... and my usual musings.

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[video] Phonte "The Good Fight"

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Track produced by 9th Wonder. Loving this video.

[video] Jon Hope "Wishful Thinking"

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Side-B TV, Episode 1

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The first episode of Side-B TV is here! I believe this drops on TV in two weeks, but Phil and Divine had to let this one fly. Loads of fresh Hip-Hop videos thrown between footage of the guys at a DJ Convention in Atlantic City, which features a dope interview with Da Beatminerz. Go in!

[video] STS ft. Dosage "Earthquake"

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[video] Kyle Rapps "Bully"

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2012: 54 Reality Show Ep. #2

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[video] GLC "Reach for the Top"

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The Combat Jack Show ft. Dallas Penn (2/08/2012)

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Last night's show featured a lot of phenomenal shit: niggas dropping haikus, niggas talking about cheating on Words With Friends, niggas eating bananas, news, DOPE Hip-Hop and the one and only, the great Fab 5 Freddy! You already know what time it is when one of Hip-Hop's early movers is in the building. It never stops.

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Earl's Home?

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Seems legit to me. Word is, when @earlxsweat gets 50K followers, he'll be releasing that piece of excellence up there. He's just under 29K as of the time of this post. I need this track, so fuck you, let's go.

EDIT OK LAWeekly says it's Earl, but Trenton's own Hodgy Beats says he ain't free. I give up.

EDIT YN confirms it, so #nowibelieveit.

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Shouts to illRoots for this download. I'm with them - the lack of OF "oomph" is kind of suspect. Maybe this is them saying "kill the fucking hype", as the entire situation with Earl has been crazy since he got sent away. Whatever. Earl's back - right?

[video] Icarus & Intalek "Synesthesia"

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[video] I Self Devine "Up Aboves"

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[video] Dead Poets Society "SuperFireCrackWater" / "Top Shottas"

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[video] LooseScrewz "Bloom Of The Android"

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Amazing.

Mister Cee Interviews Pete Rock

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This was post-"Black Fist Takeover". Shouts to MissInfo.

[video] Venomous2000 ft. Tone Liv & DJ Priority "Constant"

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Exactly what I needed. Produced by Dibia$e. Taken from A Moment To Reflect II.

Earl Grey "I Am"

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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.

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MCMF ft. Donny Goines "Take U Back"

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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!

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