Saturday, April 07, 2012
DOWNLOAD DJ Wonder Mix (4/06/2012)
DOWNLOAD Sneakas ft. Bishop Lamont "Neighborhood Watch" (prod. by De Notes)
Friday, April 06, 2012
Fifteen minutes of fury. Dude's set is great, especially when he decides to scrap his line-up and asked J. Gainey to just drop a beat and let him spit. Dude's phenomenal. Forgive my camera phone.
Had no idea that J.Y. was teaming up with DJ Booth to drop The Slave Shift: Falling Up on the 16th of April. Here he is touching down on a few instrumentals. Word is The Slave Shift is not suffering from any push backs, so cechk back on the 16th for that one!
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DOWNLOAD billy woods ft. Open Mike Eagle & MarQ Spekt "Frozen Sunlight" (prod. by Willie Green)
DOWNLOAD Doorway "Out There"
Thursday, April 05, 2012
DOWNLOAD Ca$h Out "Cashin' Out (Disc Jockey Nappy Bounce Remix)"
Aziz Ansari is one of the few return-guests to Juan Epstein (joining a group that includes Fat Joe, Q-Tip, Redman, Snoop Dogg and Noreaga). They do what they do, another hour of the funny, speaking on Aziz's forthcoming comedy special (which will be $5 via his website, ala Louis CK). Shouts to @klept0 for the sharebeast link! Go grab Dangerously Delicious.
DOWNLOAD Juan Epstein (4/05/2012)
Taken from AEMMP and Thelonious Martin's Class President EP, we get some new shit from Legit. I feel vindicated right now - damn right. I been hyping both of these dudes over the last few years, and I probably look like a weird old head in the corner to them, but fuck it, I been seen it. Some space-y shit right here, but he packs quite a punch through this one. Shouts to Ty at FSD for this one.
DOWNLOAD Legit "Fast Food For Thought" (prod. by Thelonious Martin, co-prod. by Will Rise)
Shouts to JSWISS: "In preparation for my upcoming mixtape "Out of State Intuition 2: Leave Me A Loan", which is dropping April 30, Thrill City clothing and PrimeTime Media & Entertainment present the #LeaveMeALoan video series, which will feature freestyles, new videos, and more leading up to the release. In episode 1 I take to The Pit, the most popular place on campus at my school, UNC-Chapel Hill, to spit a verse for a crowd of students."
Not only is Tommie Chase a ZOMBIE, he's also a fucking thief. He straight up jacked a Hudson Mohawke riddim and fucking murdered it. I don't think I've heard him spit this ferocious before. Goddamn. Quick shot, too. But yeah you niggas ain't even spitting like this.
DOWNLOAD Tommie Chase "Dead Man"
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Once again, it's on. L.A keeps it cerebral (as per usual) on this cut from The Lost Riots. My Lord. I wanna say it's her voice, but it's the words. The whole package is ill, and as she says, she puts her whole soul in it. If you ain't feeling this, you're flatlinig. Probably because homegirl shut you down. Catch up. L.A. Lytes coming soon as well.
DOWNLOAD L.A "Shut You Down"
Talk about a cause I can get with. My Pop-Pop suffered from two forms of cancer, shit killed him, so I can totally get behind the ideal of "fuck cancer". Many of you might have friends, family members or whomever get ravaged by some form of cancer, and you know like I do: shit ain't easy. REUPSPOT has already helped form a cancer research team, which you can join and donate funds to, but they also sorted out this tape featuring heads like Scolla, Playboy Tre, Marky, Frank Ramz, Dee Goodz, K. Sparks, NatStar, Wordsmith, Yung Nate and plenty more, all dropping gems on the topic. Join the fight and sing the anthems. Props to REUP for this one.
DOWNLOAD REUPSPOT Presents F*ck Cancer
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
And if you haven't grabbed it, go download Al's Frame of Reference mixtape.
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.
Monday, April 02, 2012
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.
DOWNLOAD J. Gainey Presents: Acid Beats & Mushroom Beats
Another track over the Portlandia theme. Love that sound.
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)
Sunday, April 01, 2012
One hour to go!
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
DOWNLOAD Stalley Savage Journey to the American Dream