Archive for 03/01/2012 - 04/01/2012
Today marks the release of the follow-up to Jansport J's 2010 MoveMeants, MoveMeants II: The Reprise. I've been rocking to select cuts from this over the last month or so, and you need get your mind right and grab a copy of this, either digital or physical. Love the way Jansport flips sounds you've definitely heard before.And I'm no rapper, but I'm trying to spit to some of these. LOL. Fucks with it, though.
My Lord! J. Gainey is one dope-ass producer. I threw this on and got immediately sucked in by the first cut. On his latest free beat project, Acid Beats & Mushroom Beats, Gainey goes from a more acid-y, dance-y groove forward to the more chill side of things. With his signature brand of proper funk thrown in. This is some shit to really put on and slide in to. Might need to take something to open your third eye, and just live life to. Seriously. If you're sleeping on these, you're fucking up.
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Being that I converse with this Philly crew from time to time, I know that these cats go ham for The Wire. On this dedication to one of the seminal characters of the show, Bunk, Curly Castro brings that sly, learned cool to this Small Professor track. It's a thing of excellence, something that is distinct in it's voice, but in repeated listens, you pick up on the subtle nuances and really pick up the gems that got left around - like any good detective should.
DOWNLOAD Curly Castro "Bunk" (prod. by Small Pro)
Great episode of Side-B Radio here. Not only did Rich Quick (alongside Benja Styles) stop by for an interview in relation to I'm With The DJ's release, but we got the introduction of the "Side Beatz" segment, where producers have their beats played live on the show (DJ Ment Plus had some BANGERS). J. Gainey also runs down this past Saturday's Garden Variety show, which was awesome. Loads of great Hip-Hop on this as well. You already know. Shouts to Phil and Divine Drummah. I'll be posting Episode 2 of Side-B TV a little later on today, too. Them brothers are putting in WORK!
DOWNLOAD Side-B Radio (4/01/2012)
Been waiting for this one, and goddamn is it worth it! Rich Quick is the truth, straight up and down. I got an advanced copy of this yesterday and rocked to it on the way to the Garden Variety show, and was thoroughly impressed. I've known Quick was a great MC, but the level of versatility in his rhymes? You really see it in this tape. He rips a grip of great beats, one of my favorits being "Me & The Biz", which he did with an MC named Biz Mighty, who I definitely had no idea about, but truly impressed me at the GV show last night (more on that in the next day or so). Don't sleep on this one, trust we. You won't be disappointed.
DOWNLOAD Rich Quick - I'm With The DJ
Rob from 2 Hungry Bros. sent this over: "I ran through a bunch of unused samples and breaks and sounds and put this together while watching my son. Don't call ACS, the boy isn't high maintenance and i fed him and all during the process. But it works like a mix rather than a beat. Enjoy".
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Always good to know that my boy Thelonious Martin is getting that shine. Well, "my boy" might be an odd term. We don't be chatting like that, but I fucks with his production, and over the last year, he's been getting those looks from a number of outlets, include work on Hodgy Beats' last project. This is taking it back to the Instrumentals that got him shining (like gold). See what I did there? Part of Jugrnaut's "Yes Please!" series (alongside Ruby Hornet), they calling my man Chicago, but we know he Jersey 'til he die. 10 tracks of quality, you already know.
DOWNLOAD Thelonious Martin – STYGLD
This is one of those tracks I've been waiting for heads to hear. Tef actually got this one done a little bit ago, and the official video is finally back. Poebama's one of those niggas that I have a feeling about, and with co-signs from dons like Killer Mike? Saddle up, let's ride!
DOWNLOAD Tef Poe ft. Killer Mike "Wrist Game Proper" (prod. by Tech Supreme)
Another single from MoveMeants II: The Reprise before it's April 3rd release, and we find Jansport J flipping a track with a Native American theme. I fucks with the plight of the Native Americans. Got deep into Scalped a month or so ago, and life on the rez ain't no joke. Neither is this tune. All real. Serial serial.
DOWNLOAD Jansport J "Chief"
Here's some Hip-Hop I can get into. For REUPSPOT's F#ck Cancer mixtape, NatStar pens a real one here, going in hard at Cancer. My grandfather had two types of cancer, so I know first hand how that can fuck a life up. That's real pain. If you know ANYONE who's had to go through this, turn this one up loud. Word is artists like Wordsmith, Playboy Tre, SkyBlew, Jones Andrews, Young Scolla, K. Sparks and more will be on this project. Dope shit. Shouts to Vick.
DOWNLOAD NatStar "Die Slow"
After a week hiatus, Side-B's back. This week features the usual helping of dope Hip-Hop, from NJ and beyond, even from ish from the homey Small Pro. Divine Drummah speaks on his forthcoming Side Beats series, and Phil has a phone interview with Georgia Anne Muldrow. Solid as per usual.
On 4/20, HHKNJ is back at Fire N Ice in Fords, NJ for their next show. Word is if you can go up and do Guru's verse from "DWYCK", you can win a dope Guru t-shirt (peep it after the jump). Part of something they're calling "Illest Verse". Only 3 spots to attempt, though, so register EARLY (email@example.com). Go in!
Today marks the 17th anniversary of Eazy E's death, so Mister Cee went in during his Throwback At Noon for Eazy. I fuck with a lot of that West Coast sound from that time, so this is right up my alley. Enjoy. Shouts to Info.
DOWNLOAD Mister Cee's Eazy E Tribute Mix (3/26/2012)
Hah shouts to J. Gainey for sending this one over. If you fuck with Side-B Radio weekly, you've heard him and his production. If this is your first time, fucks with his music forreal. He has that real Soul intertwined with his stuff. I first got wind of him through the #GardenVariety shows, and I'm a fan. Glad to finally have a new project from dude. This is something to sip some cognac to. Not from the bottle, but in a nice tumbler. Get right to this with your people. Put some smoke in the air and let it marinate.
DOWNLOAD J. Gainey Presents Beats, Grooves & Remixes Vol. 3 (My Rules)
Check out the newest single off AWKWORD's DJBooth.net-sponsored 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project World View, "Requiem", a catchy frat party track with the worst of tragic undertones, featuring guest 16s from underground mainstay SoulStice and up-and-comers Ess Vee and CuzOH! Black, backed by a booming beat from Susan Sarandon's #1 fan ATG.
Southern Niggas Ain't Slow is one of my favorite project titles. I love when niggas take stereotypes and truly flip it, but still keep it dope and not on some preachy shit. J NiCS is that dude (shouts to Numonics for putting me onto dude), and I've been fucking with Aleon Craft for a minute, so to have the two of them linking up over this big body beat? Makes me wish I had a cup of something at the job and could, you know, dance on my desk and shit. Get wired up. Southern Niggas Ain't Slow: The Product drops on April 23rd. Ain't that cover art ill?!
DOWNLOAD J NiCS ft. Aleon Craft "Wired Up" (prod. by SMKA)
Dope concept from The X-Ecutioners' own Total Eclipse. He strictly flips tracks from cats with names starting with J, from J Dilla to James Brown, hitting mad points in between - with mad blends over Dilla beats. We're a month outside of #DillaMonth, but forreal, fucks with this.
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.
DOWNLOAD Dom. O Briggs - Always Inspire(d)
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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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!
DOWNLOAD Kooley High "Dear Raleigh (The Sinopsis Remix)"
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".
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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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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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.
DOWNLOAD Danny! "Silly Me (Myintrotoletuknow)" [viz 2DBz]
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.
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!
DOWNLOAD Tom Chase "As Live As It Gets" (prod. by DJ Priority)
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".