Archive for 02/01/2012 - 03/01/2012
This project has been a thing of comedy. It should've been out before 2012 even hit, but I was looking for either proper versions of tracks or promised jawns. Had to let this one go - the idea was too good. I broke the (skewed) science behind the title in the liner notes, and won't go into it all here. Featured artists include Rhymageddon, Mr. Fickle, Rickie Jacobs, AWKWORD, BURNTmd, Touchphonics, Daniel Joseph, Dutch New York and more. A hair under 45 minutes or so. Fucked up part is, hulkshare wasn't letting me upload a .zip (or a .rar!) to their site, so the punchline got merked. Sharebeast, thank you.
I like how this episode came out. Dope cuts from Sean Price, Deal - The Villain, Roc Marciano, Action Bronson and more, along with a shitload of rasslin' news and views, and the recap of Raw. Wrestlemania is coming up mad soon!
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Niggas saying Escobar Season is back. He's been on his dean with the last batch of leaks, and this one is no exception. Heatrock from the moment it drops. Nas said that Heavy D dropped this track off to Salaam Remi for him to rip. Fucks with this. Lyrics and other, um, info via MissInfo.
DOWNLOAD Nas "The Don" (prod. by Salaam Remi, Da Internz & Heavy D)
As you may know, we lost Nate Dogg one year ago today. J. Period paid tribute to Nate with this special mixtape, his first ever West Coast tribute. Blast this one LOUD in your cubicle, with your hoe, or in the cipher. Classic.
DOWNLOAD Dre Skuffs ft. Courtney Danger "They Know" (prod. by Kardan)
It doesn't even know how to stop. Another edition of the #GardenVariety show goes down at the Trenton Atelier on the 31st of March, with cats like Sol Infinite, A Crew Called Listen, Rav P, Biz Mighty, M.I.L., Scoop and plenty more! Beats from Divine Drummah + J. Gainey, with Ahmad and Latebloomer on the decks. The dude Edobeci is on hosting duties once again. Should be another fresh one. Facebook Event page is live and in effect. Come through!
Newest latest edition of the Combat Jack show is still Dallas Penn-less, but the god Sean Price rolled through, talking about beards and his next project. High Times' Danny Danko was in studio as well, and the fam got bent. Jack coughed it out. Great show regardless, and as they explain early on, no more downloads of the shows. Not too happy about that, but they don't want to get OnSMASH'd, which I can respect. #GetReadyForCombat
Funny story, how I got to fucking with Dom O Briggs' music. At last year's #BYOBBBQ2 in BKLYN, I left that event on some slightly stumble shit. I had just drank some Henny with Dallas Penn, Premium Pete and them, and was walking up the block to hit the subway to get back to Manhattan. I thought I had seen Dom O and his crew walking ahead of me, primarily because I had posted a video of his that same day. Random twitter conversation later, and I confirmed that that definitely was him. Wild how that works, right? Over the following months, I've gotten introduced (and, in turn, introduced you) to his music, and have been amazed. And mad that I was just hearing about dude. After championing his sound, his people hit me up about presenting Always Inspire(d), his next EP that's due out on March 25th. After fucking with the leaks (and an unreleased jawn or two), I must say that you niggas who are in that stage of knowing who you are mentally but really figuring out how to get the world fucking with your chi are going to be inspired by this. My man blends humor and verbal dexerity effortlessly, and seems to be having fun. Shouts to DealWithNoDeal and ToySldrs, who are also presenting/sponsoring this EP. The front cover is up above, and the tracklist is down below. You've been warned...
Of course DTV will drop a random track out the blue, flipping the same track that birthed "Otis", but not the same way at all. Try a little tenderness and just listen. This Samoan Jersey representer always keeps me guessing. I don't think he has any rasslin' references in this one, doe. You still sleepin', niggas?
DOWNLOAD Deal - The Villain "Try"
Here's some (short) video from this past Saturday's turntable.fm event at SXSW2012:
Do you really need me telling you that Action Bronson is a beast? Or that Party Supplies makes a grip of heat on the boards? If I do, then shit - what the fuck were you listening to in 2011? In any case, Complex and Reebok, two brands I don't really get behind too tough, backed this, so shouts to them for that. You get a free project of great Rap. Presented by DJ Booth. Drink it down slow.
Wasn't expecting this one. Soul Khan giving away a dope EP of material, produced entirely by BBAS-bredren DeeJay Element? Don't sleep on this. Khan's one of the nicest out there, and I'm not saying that because I pal around with that greedy bastard J57. Khan's got the balance on lock - he's an established battle rap murderer, but he's got a shitload more to say, and knows just how to say it. For free? You better thank him. And be prepped to spend some loot on his next one. Shouts to DJ Booth for presenting this one.
These boys just don't quit. I didn't realize a lot of things - like Phil has set up a show with the Trentonian on-line, or that he fucked with Kooley High, who call into the show this episode. Divine shouted me out, but he still hasn't leaked anything yet! NEED THAT MUSIC, FAM! Fuck with this episode, these boys putting it down for Jersey.
I don't know what surprised me more, having Diamond Dallas Page as a guest during this week's show, or having Joe So Delicious' fiance as a guest during this week's show. Both of these are chock full of win.
Once again, it's on. My boy DJ Nappy has had his hands in a few movements - he recently starting working with 11-11 Agency, and is booking for the magnificent David Heartbreak, and is working on refix projects for Aleon Craft, Mighty High Coup and others. He's producing his own tracks, always doing work for Generation Bass, and still DJs. And he puts up with me, and yall know I ain't shit. Following up on December's Thugstep Commission tape, here's the sequel, which features a great mixture of pure dubstep from Zeds Dead, Evol Intent, Lost (who's "Dirty Bandit" is a monster!!) and more alongside some dope THUGSTEP cuts by Santi Junior and Nappy himself, as well as the magnificent Doctor P remix of "The Licence" and Cypress Hill & Rusko's "Roll It, Light It". That Hip-Hop/Dubstep sound has been moving strong, and this is another brick in the wall. Shouts to ClubTapes and Definate.
I love beats like this. Hypnotic symphonies, make me feel prince-ly. No Purple Rain. L'Orange went in with this one, perfecting upon an already perfectious piece of Hip-Hop excellence. You'd think that talented MCs would rap over beats like this more often. Niggas in Jeeps like fucking with thought as well! Don't sleep on the original sequel, either.
DOWNLOAD Zilla Rocca ft. Has-Lo & Open Mike Eagle "Full Spectrum 2 (L'Orange Remix)"
The League of Young Voters Education Fund empowers young people nationwide to participate in the democratic process and create progressive political change on the local, state and national level – with a focus on non-college youth and youth from low-income communities and communities of color. The League is hosting an official SXSW Interactive panel called "Can Bloggers Put Hope Back Into the 2012 Election?", which you can stream below. Participants include: Chloe Hilliard, Editorial Director, TheLoop21.com. Dee-1, Hip-hop Artist. Jasiri X, Hip-hop Activist. Quentin James, National Director, Sierra Student Coalition. Erica Williams, Senior Strategist, Citizen Engagement Lab. Rob “Biko” Baker, Executive Director, League of Young Voters Education Fund. Rashad Robinson, Executive Director, Color of Change.
As the time draws near for more St. Joe Louis material, we get a new jawn from the trio over some banging Elete production. If you don't know, Elete has been putting some work in with the NJRFSU collective, and I think that young energy is flying into their production. And that's no diss - it brings a dope element that most crews sleep on. This one is tough; the marching drums and ominous horns add a real wartime vibe to it, drawing a line in the sand kind of flex. You ain't ready for this.
DOWNLOAD St. Joe Louis "The Hardest Goodbye"
One of my favorite tracks from Forever Black.
I've been in a Biggie zone all day, as you can see by the posts that proceed this one. I had been waiting for Mister Cee's three-hour mix on Hot 97 earlier today, and I saw that Rap Radar (by way of Miss Info) has it all posted. Service. Shouts to RR by the way; they are celebrating three years strong in this. Shit. 15 years since Biggie got killed? Fuck. Reminisce on this one.
I've never listened to Lana Del Rey. I imagine a lot of you have. Terry Urban felt it made sense to flip some of her tracks and throw BIG vocals from Ready To Die on it. This is how it came out.
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PleaseDontStare is proud to present “Think B.I.G.” a tribute video to the one and only Christopher Wallace. Taking Big’s “Somebody’s Gotta Die” and crafting a short film that details the story told in Biggie’s vivid rhymes, @RealityyBites has created a moving tribute to the late great Big Poppa.
Last Saturday, Nappy sent me like eight Mighty High Coup refixes. Not sure if he refixed everything of theirs that he got, but I know he plans on releasing a project with them. In any case, White Folks Get Crunk premiered this refixes, and it got a shit ton of downloads. Don't sleep!
Fuck me for not putting this one out earlier. The Jersey crew Brokn.Englsh flip one of my favorite beats off of Watch The Throne, for no real reason. Well, they did it to hype up the "My Favorite Demons" release, which is a mother. Word is B.E has a series of EPs entitled Brokn.Points: Trilogy, which will not only show their growth but give the heads something you haven't heard from these three before. I also got the scoop that Lyriq 2 Goand Mr. Cion Burris (aka MC Almond Milk) have solo projects on the way. Trying to catch up to Mr. Myk Dyaleks himself. Fucks with this and wait for the next ish.
DOWNLOAD Brokn.Englsh "Got Dammit!"
Great to see this video finally coming out. You might even spot me in a half-second frame as well. Edobeci + Pryme Prolifik in the above video, after the jump we have performances from Willie Dynomite, King Don, Mr. Fickle, Omega Ice and more.
With Megaupload dying, I was unaware of the status of these files, and figured I should reup these for you BIG fans out there on the day of his untimely death. Juan Epstein asked Mister Cee for these like four years ago, and he graciously sent them his four-hour takeover for Funkmaster Flex, spending Flex's time-slot celebrating the 10th year of Biggie's passing. It's all Biggie, from the hits and remixes to unreleased and unheard cuts. He had some celebrity callers calling in, but really it's just the vibe of the whole event. Magical. Again, shouts to Juan Ep for getting this sorted out. I threw these in a Mediafire folder, so just head over HERE and grab them all, dust off your Coogi, spark up some la and get right. Rest in Peace, Biggie. You're truly missed.
I LOVE randomly getting shit that makes me stop what the fuck I'm doing. You should already know that I fucks with Hip-Hop and dubstep hybrid sound (shouts to DJ Nappy), but was not expecting TriState (who you probably recently heard with Planet Asia as General Monks) working on a Hip-Hop/dubstep thing. The Gold Chain fam sent this one over - looks like DJ Bobby B (of the KottonMouth Kings) and DJ Doc Swift are dropping a mixtape entitled Dub Massive on the 15th of March. Oh, the Ides of March. Loving how TriState coasted on this one.
DOWNLOAD TriState "The Coffee Break (Zeds Dead vs. DJ Bobby B & DJ Doc Swift)"
Talk about unexpected. Not to say that Boom Blake ain't up on this track, but I wasn't thinking Bleezy was trying to fuck with them Madlib beats! Shout out to White City. He does his thing on this Gibbs track, I can't front. Keeps it Trenton but still lets the track guide him. His album The Manual Procedures drops this summer.
DOWNLOAD Boom Blake "Thugg'N Freestyle"
I can't say I've read a full bio/interview on Young Guru, the engineer behind many of the Roc's tracks, so to have Combat Jack go in with Guru's history in the game is so necessary. Guru's a real dude, intelligent and witty, and if you don't follow him on twitter, you're missing out. No Dallas Penn this week, but does that stop the train? Hell nah, nigga.
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If you follow me on the twitters, you might catch me randomly bigging up Jansport J. I have to be cryptic, because I didn't want to be flat out like I GOT THIS SHIT YOU AIN'T GOT, NEE NEE, but I've heard Movemeants II: The Reprise and it hasn't left my NiggaBerry. It's that damn good. You might remember the sample on this as being the one Timbaland used for that "Indian Flute" song, but this is much better. And that feels like it's what J did. He flips your shit and makes it much tighter. He's got a SHITLOAD of quality instrumentals on this one. Trust me. Rock to "Peace Pipe" while smoking a peace pipe, and hit the jump for the tracklist. And check out what happened when J met with House Shoes. Movemeants II: The Reprise drops April 3rd.
DOWNLOAD Jansport J "Peace Pipe (BDB)"
Bonus Beats Jansport J "Stop (Loving Me)"
I told you guys this was coming out! When Jelani hit me about this EP, he asked me to send some dubstep tracks so he could flip them. In the pack I sent Pixel Fist's "Seduction", and he looped that shit up crazy, allowing Wildabeast to just massacre it, birthing "Who Knows.". Shouts to all of them for making this happen. Video directed (and edited and shot) by Joey Angerone, produced by Evan Frank. Make StrandBeast a part of your life.
Notice no other producer's name is on this... that's right, DJ Nappy has been talking about making his own tracks for a minute, and premiered one on Mass Effect, but he just sent over this Drumma Boy remix, and his track on here? My Lord. I don't know if people are ready for this... as per usual. I'd love to see this track be used on a nignorant video on Worldstar.
DOWNLOAD Drumma Boy ft. Waka Flocka Flame "I'm On Worldstar (DJ Nappy Remix)"