Saturday, March 17, 2012
Friday, March 16, 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.
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Thursday, March 15, 2012
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)
Via The Incredible Kulk.
Love the Do The Right Thing homage.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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...
Had no idea the boy @MykDyaleks got this off! Jersey!
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"
Shouts to eskay.
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.
Single is out now. Full details via Mad Decent.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I'm With The DJ drops April 1st. Shouts to Jodie.
DOWNLOAD Rich Quick & DJ NoPhrillz "I'm With The DJ"
If you fucks with this, grab Last Year's Mess.
Monday, March 12, 2012
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)"
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"
Shouts to Zilla Rocca for sending this one over.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
I endorse the fuck out of this.
DOWNLOAD KB Jones "Fuck The Bullshit"