Saturday, March 24, 2012
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".
LOL Kendrick is so taken aback.
Friday, March 23, 2012
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.
DOWNLOAD Suede Jury "Up" (prod. by Tae One)
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DOWNLOAD Danny! "Silly Me (Myintrotoletuknow)" [viz 2DBz]
Thursday, March 22, 2012
I like that Extra P really looks like a professor. I'm surprised his acting didn't include any "nahmeans", doe.
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".
From Rickie's forthcoming Live Epic. Shouts to BuckMarleyXXX.
EDIT And you can DOWNLOAD this episode, shouts to PleaseDontStare.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
As my Brits would say, this shit is MEN-TAL!
Taken from You & What Army. Produced by AEON. #Lessondary
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.
DOWNLOAD billy woods ft. Roc Marciano & Masai Bey "Body Of Work"
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.
DOWNLOAD D/Will & Dominique Larue "Circulate"
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!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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.
DOWNLOAD MarQ Spekt & Mobonix "Cocaine Diaries" (prod. by Lex Boogie)
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!
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!
DOWNLOAD L.A. "Chun Li" (prod. by Cler Vision)
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!
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.
DOWNLOAD Frank THE Phre$h - Sealed For Phre$hness
Monday, March 19, 2012
DOWNLOAD Side Effect ft. Baby Blak "That Can Change" (prod. by Haj of Dumhi)
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.
DOWNLOAD Kusher "LOST"
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.
DOWNLOAD J.Nolan "Can't Stop" (prod. by SMKA)
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.
DOWNLOAD Miele ft. DDm "If You Got It" (prod. by Jaz Lottay)
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.
DOWNLOAD The Champs ft. ?uestlove
You're Not That Special drops March 20th.
Sunday, March 18, 2012