Archive for 02/01/2012 - 03/01/2012

Dom. O Briggs - Always Inspire(d)

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Took a bit but niggas got it today, as promised. Call this Dom O. Briggs' magnum opus. Or a proper introduction to #BrandNewYork. Whatever you want to call it, know it's dope. And know niggas is Always Inspire(d). Shouts to DWND and ToySldrs for the help out. And enjoy.

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BadTaste: A FarFetched Podcast (March 2012)

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[video] SEMI "Hopping Turnstiles"

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My Man Shafe "Soul Love"

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And here's another jawn from My Man Shafe that slipped by me. It dropped over on 33jones on the first day of Spring, and is more of that fly Funk/Hip-Hop flavor that you need on days like Sunday. All about that honey dip that's got you weak in the knees. If you're cuddle loving right now, take your shorty to the local discotech and shake a tail feather to this one. Who's That?! My Man Shafe! is on the way, trust.

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[video] OBX & Tech-Neek "Falling"

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[video] Double A.B., Karniege & Torae "Early 90's"

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[video] Copywrite "Workahol"

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[video] CitySparks "#DUCATI"

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Campion Bond - Commencement

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[video] J.Y. ft. Michael Francis "Pose For Me"

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The Slave Shift drops April 16th.

FuseBox Radio (Week Of March 21st, 2012)

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RTD Playlist (Week of 3/23/2012)

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#daylate

[video] Innapropriate Language "Ain't Nobody Out There Ready To Bust"

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[video] Perry Porter "19XX"

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Clear Soul Forces - Detroit Revolution(s)

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Kyle Hubbard - You're Not That Special

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Dustin-Prestige - Plaid

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Chase Fire - I'm Fire

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Zeds Dead & Omar LinX - Victor

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DJ Modesty - Kings From Queens 2

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Kooley High "Dear Raleigh (The Sinopsis Remix)"

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The Sinopsis flipped Kooley High's letter to Raleigh, and this is some chill shit to lounge to on this dreary March afternoon. I'm about to eat some motherfucking pizza and celebrate my Internets being back on. If I smoked, I'd put a few thing sin the air for this one, you smell me? Word is Sinopsis remixed the entire David Thompson - might need that, based on this! Word from Sinopsis is that it's entitled The Skywalker. And if you want more Kooley High, peep them cats on Side-B Radio!

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[video] L.A. VanGogh "Thirsty Thursday (Ignorance is Bliss)"

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This is forthcoming on L.A. VanGogh's 1986: The Prelude, which drops on April 24th; "The incorporated Weeknd sample with the beat produced by Full Crate adds an abnormally trippy effect to the narrative about college struggles. "Thirsty Thursday" conveys a college scene and possible consequences of alcohol abuse based on an unofficial college holiday where students indulge in substance abuse on Thursdays. Each verse symbolizes and change of scenario symbolizes a change in state of mind varying from fully conscious to unconscious. It's as if L.A. VanGogh transcended his own physical body and saw this whole setup as it happened".

Nardwuar vs. Kendrick Lamar

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LOL Kendrick is so taken aback.

[stream] Ultra Music Festival 2012 (3/24/2012)

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[video] Serum & Manifesto "Manic City"

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[video] Illogic and Aaron Evans "I'm Only A Drop"

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Suede Jury "Up"

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Damn. Back when I was mining radio frequencies, searching for the new shit, it was cuts like this that I'd hear on late-night Hip-Hop shows that I'd become enamored with. The serious low-end, that thumping kick, the eerie loop that creates a hypnotic melody. The straight to the face delivery? Amazoid. Suede Jury is from The Brooklyn Good Guys, and this one is taken from his Dreamers Block project, which is dropping April 3rd.

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blackrasslin podcast 024

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We're a little over a week away from Wrestlemania 28, but niggas still gotta cover the lead-in to the big one. We break down this week's Raw, discuss what's going on with WWE's Developmental league, and even drop a shit ton of dope Hip-Hop. You already know.

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[video] Allen Thomas ft. Khalil Who "Thing I Thing II"

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Danny! "Silly Me (Myintrotoletuknow)"

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Here's the intro from Danny! album Payback, complete with a Kay Slay shout. Talk about random. I'm definitely not sure when/where Payback is coming. I know from the reviews I've read that it's getting a lot of good marks, but I also know the shit was supposed to have been out weeks (a month?) ago. Or something like that. Just saying, dude is doing his thing, and is getting Jay-Z love. Cursed or blessed? Silly me, why am I even asking these questions - niggas don't give a fuck either way.

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Danny Brown "Grown Up"

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Tracks like this are always great. Not because it's on some "back in the day when I was young" shit, but when people think of niggas like Danny Brown or the Odd Future crew, it's the obvious highlighting of the flashy, fucked-up side of their catalog. They pen some ode to their youth, or a song about love lost, and people think it's flukes. When Elucid put me onto Danny Brown's other side, with cuts like "DNA", I grew to appreciate the yin and the yang. Plus these "back in the day when I was young" shits are always fun to blast on the back porch, thinking about penny candy and quarter waters. Damn.










[video] OnCue "Kinda Late"

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[video] Genrokka ft. Boom Blake, Slim & Brix "You'll See"

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[video] MiLKMEN "Wayans Bro Flow"

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[video] CZNA "Relentless Forever"

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[video] Pii ft. Hakiym Sha'ir "Old News"

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[video] Homeboy Sandman "The Miracle"

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[video] Gensu Dean ft. Large Professor "Forever"

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I like that Extra P really looks like a professor. I'm surprised his acting didn't include any "nahmeans", doe.

Nardwuar vs. Danny Brown

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Tom Chase "As Live As It Gets"

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This is another track I've been sitting on. St. Joe Louis' Tom Chase has been talking to me about his Zombie project, but I'm not sure how deep into it he is. This DJ Priority-produced banger makes me realize at the untapped talent in the Garden State. This version is clean, so I'm hoping Side-B gets on this one early. Tom isn't fucking around, and Priority? My Lord!

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Cult Favorite - The Kingdom

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Here's some shit I've been waiting on from Elucid and A.M. Breakups, aka Cult Favorite: "Elucid and A.M. Breakups present The Kingdom as a taste of what's to come, combining elements of dub, glitch, and industrial music. This may sound like a lot rolled into one spliff, but a single listen proves that Cult Favorite keep things rooted in NYC hip-hop, creating a vibe which remains unwaveringly Gutta.

Fresh off a few memorable performances in Austin, Cult Favorite (ELUCID X A.M. BREAKUPS) is proud to present the Kingdom Mix. We wanted to share this SXSW exclusive with everyone who didn't get their hands on the limited edition release pictured below. The Kingdom is a collection of new tunes introducing the high vibrational Cult Favorite brand of chaos rap magic".

[video] Rickie Jacobs "1 Night"

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From Rickie's forthcoming Live Epic. Shouts to BuckMarleyXXX.

Nardwuar vs. Action Bronson

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[video] David Banner ft. Big K.R.I.T. "Believe"

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The Combat Jack Show ft. Dallas Penn (3/21/2012)

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Coming down from last week's high, and still Dallas Penn-less, Combat Jack and the crew soldier on. All of you Internets be hungry, but it's hard to trust every chef with your belly. Chef Roble stepped in this week to break down what we should be putting into our bodies. And he even spits some bars.



EDIT And you can DOWNLOAD this episode, shouts to PleaseDontStare.

[video] Plan B "ill Manors"

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As my Brits would say, this shit is MEN-TAL!

[video] Tanya Morgan "Rock The Bells"

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Taken from You & What Army. Produced by AEON. #Lessondary

billy woods ft. Roc Marciano & Masai Bey "Body Of Work"

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billy's History Will Absolve Me drops on the 10th of April, and this cut (which features the don Roc Marciano) got some inspiration from chain-gang spirituals. Niggas be thinking, and the science behind these rhymes really goes beyond "niggas be working / grinding / everyday I'm hustling". Christ, I feel old. And tracks like this make me feel good about it.

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D/Will & Dominique Larue "Circulate"

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Back in December of 2010, I helped present Carpe, a dope project from D/Will & Dominuqe Larue, that got a grip of praise for D/Will's masterful beats and Dom's tough rhymes. I had no idea that this was a two-part series, as diem. is set to drop in April. This first cut from the project features a dope flip of a classic sample, and the Missouri x Ohio tandem really create something ill with this. I guess lightening can strike twice.

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Emalkay vs. OJ Da Juiceman & Gucci Mane "When I Look At The Trap (DB Thugstep edit)"

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Shouts to my boy DJ Cable for putting me onto Dixon Brothers. He said "THUGSTEP" and my ears perked up. I of course asked for more, and got sorted this nasty blend of Emalkay's "When I Look At You" underneath that OJ Da Juiceman & Gucci Mane. What's dope is I hadn't had either of these tracks in my rotation for a bit, so rediscovering both of these is what I needed today. Their SoundCloud has a grip of refixes and mixes up for download, so roll with them early!

[video] Milly Esquire "Let 'Em Say"

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[video] SB "Look of Love"

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[video] Jasiri X "Trayvon"

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Bonus Beats Reef the Lost Cauze "The Prey (For Trayvon & My Son)"

MarQ Spekt & Mobonix "Cocaine Diaries"

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Some late-night hype for you cowboys out there, taken from The Bionic Jazz Project. I never got into that coke, but I figure that weight can get a hold of your mind (be it b/c of snorting or the loot/paranoia attained for woeking with it) and have you expressing yourself a number of ways. This is some crazy, sporadic mental shit over a fly Lex Boogie beat. I really rock to this one, and I never done did the white girl.

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Soul of the Message (4/20/2012)

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Talk about a sick event. The S.A.G.E. Collective, alongside heads like the Trenton Downtown Association and this very website, will be presenting a night of proper Hip-Hop in it's many forms. Heads like Kasso, Luv1, LANK, Leon Rainbow, DELVE and many more will be having their opening reception for "Soul of the Message" on April 20th at the 219 Gallery in Trenton. Live performances will find Black Collar Biz and Roebus-One doing their thing, with the one and only DJ Ahmad on the wheels of steel. Even the mighty Polo Cortes will be doing some spoken word! Facebook Event page is HERE; should be a great night for you ninjas to get some culture in your life!

L.A. "Chun Li"

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Cotdamn. L.A. goes for broke over a MEAN one from Cler Vision. This cut is taken from the Mad Bloggers-presented The Lost Riots Series, which is a pre-cursor to the Freshnerd (100 Akres) executive-produced LA Lytes. Love the obvious Street Fighter references in her rhymes and the beat. This shit is fierce and fun, and only someone like L.A. can really make this one pop. Pull this one back and when you're rocking, be sure not to kick a bitch down the stairs!

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[video] Odd Future "Oldie"

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Not only is The OF Tape Vol. 2 available for purchase, but OF will be performing at the Hammerstein tonight. I've had this track on repeat for the last few days, and it really made me drop the hatred for the Johnny Come Latlies and learn to just love OF again. Peter Rosenberg even had Tyler, Taco and Earl on Hot 97 to discuss Earl's return. OF Day!

The Audible Doctor Meets Video City TV

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[video] Scoop "Real"

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[video] Black Collar Biz "Death 2 The Bullshyt"

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[video] Ka "Decisions"

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Frank THE Phre$h - Sealed For Phre$hness

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1/2 of the Spitzwell Brothers has sorted out his first solo mixtape, mixed by DJ K-Ro, with beats from brandUn DeShay, Dante Lewis and Brian Flores. It also features a grip of NC MCs on it. Pop your collar and rock to this.

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Daniel Joseph & Tone Liv "The Grand Entrance"

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I'm throwing up just a preview until I get the final. Here's the first official look at Take A Commercial Break, the long-awaited collaborative project form Daniel Joseph and Tone Liv, which rockthedub.com is presenting. This cut is produced by fellow Jersey head DJ Priority, and is a great introduction to this. Priority came with the fresh sample on this one, allowing Tone and Dan to do exactly what they do. Shit feels effortless. I hear this shit is pretty much done, by the way, just putting the final sprinkle dinkles on it. Shit's official.

Side Effect ft. Baby Blak "That Can Change"

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The homey Haj of Dumhi has been telling me he's got some shit on deck, and finally sent some fly freshness over in the form of a lazy cavalcade of horns, organs and guitars that he let recent-collaborator Side Effect and Baby Blak merk. This is some shit to coast to, riding out these final hours of a punk-ass winter into what's looking like a beautiful Spring that should lead into a fu cking brutal Summer. All of that can change, doe. Who knows. I fucks with this regardless, turn this one up LOUD. And smoke something to it.

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Kusher "LOST"

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Some NJRFSU shit right here. Something to marinate on, whether you're smoking or just contemplating. These dudes need to do a show around here or something. Or maybe I'm too old for this shit. Can't help it, this is great music from the youth. Blast this one loud.

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J.Nolan "Can't Stop"

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SMKA is on a roll, this is some superhero shit right here. J.Nolan is definitely on the come-up right now, and this is the latest single from Dreams Manifest. Loving the inspiration in this shit. Dreams get deferred, but you gotta still strive, you feel me? If I stopped, RTD wouldn't be turning 6. Keep striving.

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Miele ft. DDm "If You Got It"

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Been a WHILE since I've heard some music from the artist formerly known as Milly July, but now with a new name (Miele) and an infectious, dance-y track, I'm glad to hear some new tunes from her. I'd love to see a video for this one, set in the club. Dancing on one side while that tasty who caught your eye is on the other side. Thinking on if that person has what it takes to fucks with you. First single from Miele's Sundays and Naps.

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The Champs ft. ?uestlove

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I had no idea Neal Brennan, aka white dude who was writing Chappelle's Show, had a podcast called "The Champs" with Moshe Kasher & DJ Douggpound. He recently had ?uestlove on The Champs, who went in about a number of things, but the most important shit is Jay Electronica's forthcoming album and how Jay-Z discovered Danny! by fucking around on the Internets. I might have to fucks with this podcast on the regular though.

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[preview] Elucid "You Ain't Even Know"

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Talk about amazing... this track is only a few weeks old, but it's grown on me. My boy Nappy is like 2 months or so on Ableton, and has been pulling some BANGERS out of his machine. Elucid cooked up a special one on this though - straight up creepy Internets stalking monologue. Like forreal, this is the shit that movies get made from. Just an epic sound, trust. Let this one soak in. More on this track in the near future...

[video] The Natives "The Chaos"

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[video] Kyle Hubbard "It's Making Sense"

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You're Not That Special drops March 20th.

#onlybuilt4hulksharelinx

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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.

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blackrasslin podcast 023

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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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I'm So #Antiindustry

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Featuring @Grumpy_TV, @KKHolloway, @TakiyahDiamond, @Rhymageddon and @BigGovMattic.

[video] Planet Asia "Whirlwind Patterns"

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[video] Dead Poets Socicety "Dead Alchemy"

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Nas "The Don"

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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.

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J.Period Presents... The Best of Muthaf#ckin Nate Dogg

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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.

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[video] Dre Skuffs ft. Courtney Danger "They Know"

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#GardenVariety: Natural Selection (3/31/2012)

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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!

Makin' Moves With Phil Jackson, Episode 1

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Via The Incredible Kulk.

The Combat Jack Show ft. Dallas Penn (3/14/2012)

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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

[video] Ski Beats ft. Rugz D. Bewler "Thank God"

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Love the Do The Right Thing homage.

[video] Neako "Whippin' Whippin'"

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[preview] Dom O Briggs - Always Inspire(d) EP

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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...

Sucker Freestyle: Myk Dyaleks

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Had no idea the boy @MykDyaleks got this off! Jersey!

[video] Dave Raps "HIGHLIFEFUCKINRIGHT"

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Deal - The Villain "Try"

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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?

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[video] Cool Nutz ft. Mikey Vegaz "Superman"

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Put This On (S02 E01) [ft. Dallas Penn]

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Shouts to eskay.

#GardenVariety (2/25/2012) Montage

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Dope montage of pics from last month's #GardenVariety show. I'm actually in a few of these shots - I win! Can't wait for the next one. Shouts to J. Gainey, who also produced the magnificent beat in this piece.

Happy Hour FELAbration (March 20th-25th, 2012)

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