Archive for 04/01/2012 - 05/01/2012
The boy Hollywood Floss (hereby known as FLAWSE) dropped this one off, continuing his "Stray Shots" series, and this one hits like the heat off a hollowpoint out the gat laid int he hand of a nigga with nothing to live fo'. Tracks like this have the crowd swaying and going ham, and FLAWSE rides the beat like it's his whip. Not a clean whip, either - he rides this fucker like that dependable hooptie that you can fuck the fuck up. Nasty. His EP, Power Moves, is on the way. I'm not even sure what the fluck this instrumental was before FLAWSE pimped it, doe. Someone help me out.
DOWNLOAD Hollywood Floss "Don't Need Your Love"
Had no idea Low Key was working with LeBronJames.com on this mixtape, The Campaign, the official playoff mixtape. I like that they used all new music, and it features heads like Nitty Scott, MC, Freddie Gibbs, Fly Union, Chase N. Cashe, Maino and Fabolous, among others. Low Key hosted it, and says that the dirty version of this drops on Wednesday. Great look!
Dope show from yesterday. They keep it light for the most part - loads of dope music, of course, with Side Beatz having a pair of bangin' ass producers, as well as Money Carsin calling in to talk about his new deal (grab his Eastbound And Down mixtape HERE) and more. You already know!
DOWNLOAD Side-B Radio (5/13/2012)
First off, shouts to @MekDot for being a cool individual. Fuck the dumb shit, there's a handful of writers/bloggers/niggas in this Internets thing that I feel "get it", and Meka, one of the (2)Dope Boyz, gets it. I remember him doing the (2)Dope Radio shows for PNC Radio a few years back and that chatroom being dumb ratchet, with the selection being just as fly. He's been on his own journey over the last year, and I finally got to meet him last summer. When I saw that he threw out this 2DBz Podcast the other day, I had to jump on it. He's got a great ear for tracks, and I guess that's what gets him booked on so many gigs that fly into my inbox. Shouts to him for being him, and making it work. I see you, bruh.
DOWNLOAD Meka - (2)Dope Podcast (5/12/2012)
DOWNLOAD Skream & Benga - The Dubstep Show (5/12/2012)
hit them up via PayPal! If you're copping this internationally, hit them via e-mail so they can figure out shipping costs. Pre-orders are a must, with an ideal date of May 28th as the shipping date. Hit the jump for the full tracklist (with some previews). And if you're in the Philly area on June 1st, you should hit the release party, which will feature live performances from the compilation and plenty more! Nice one, Seclusiasis!
DOWNLOAD Honors English - State Of The Art
DOWNLOAD Black Deniro ft. Jay Griffy "Mind Right Grind Right" [clean | dirty]
DOWNLOAD Juan Epstein (5/11/2012)
DOWNLOAD blackrasslin podcast, episode 031
TheCombatJackShow.com premiered the artwork for next week's show, which will feature Billy Corbin and Alfred Spellman of rakontur (the guys behind Cocaine Cowboys and Limelight). Should be a dope one. Art by the homey Theotis Jones. #GetReadyForCombat
Talk about shit flying out of leftfield. Kind of caught me off guard here. Maybe I'm sleeping or this hasn't kicked up nearly as much dust as I'd imagine, but Goldie gave Mixmag an exclusive free tune in a 140 BPM hardcore/rave-y vein. If you know his original Metalheads/Rufige Kru output, you're in store for a treat. This one is full-on sampling "I'll Be Good" by René & Angela, bringing a dope throwback quality to the classic beats. Catch Mixmag's interview with Goldie, where they discuss Metalheadz hitting 100 releases and the future of the scene.
DOWNLOAD Goldie "We Are The Core"
Straight up and down, Starkey always brings it. Dude always brings the undeniable fly shit on anything he touches, but there's something about his knack for remixes that always gets me. This is taken from XLII's Neon High EP, which Civil Music is dropping on the 21st of May, and while the whole EP has enough quality EDM, this one right here is hands down the winner. Instant rewind once this one gets moving, trust.
Not sure what caused Fierce to restart/rename the catalog numbers for his Quarantine imprint, but here's PLATE002 (PLATE001 dropped in January). Same quality as he always has - Quarantine stays with quality releases, and I imagine it gets 'nuff acclaim, but I don't see heads bigging these releases up enough. First tune is "Borderline" by Fierce & S.P.Y, while the flipside is "Spectre" by Fierce ^& Vicious Circle. I don't have a firm release (coming soon!), nor am I sure if the cat. #s are QRNPLATE002 or just PLATE002, so I'm going with the art in the pic.
Word is Cypress x Rusko drops on Cooperative Music in June. More info after the jump.
DOWNLOAD The Combat Jack Show (5/09/22012)
DOWNLOAD Dan Miracle "Dominoes"
Hah I remember when a lot of sites weren't even reppin' for Caspa Narkz until he started making these moves. Good to see brothas like him and Marv getting those looks. This shit right here is kind of mean. Loving the beat, some ill shit to step out of a dope whip and stunt on niggas to. I don't dress, look or act like I'm about money. I still need to get paid. Let me do some shit for you. Yeah, you. In the mean time, grab Narkz' Everything Or Nothing mixtape HERE.
DOWNLOAD Caspa Narkz ft. Marvelous "Benjy"
Check McDuck out! He has two EPs (2057 & The Ports) dropping on J57music.com on the 22nd of May, and he thinks he's gonna be super cool, dropping videos and such. This one was directed by Fresh Pres, and is probably the first of many. Lord help us.
One of my passions is writing, another is music. When you get me writing about music I feel passionate about? It's a wrap. I can't help it. DJ Cable's struck a winner with the next EP on Triangulum from some cat named SRC. I didn't have any expectations, as I know Cable has signed the deeper stuff but has a flair for the dancefloor bounce. This EP sides more for the floor, but it has this fly quirkiness about it that still knocks. Like SRC knows how to cut the hecticness perfectly on tunes like "June" to where they have that raw snap, but that quality that really gets you moving. Just some dynamic music. Expect this sometime in June, with a feature on DOA at some point.
Forgive Bailey and Artificial Intelligence talking the Mayan calendar in the beginning; this was recorded off his show from last year. Major tune on their Integral imprint. This one's out right now, so get on it. If you're looking for a tune to seriously HURT the dancefloor this Spring, I recommend this one. Trust we. Command Strange is one of my picks within the DnB scene - dude's just got that sound. Basslines killin'. Too heavy.
DOWNLOAD Tef Poe "Work" (prod. by Wolfgang Kid)
I need to make it to New York more often. Word from the Brooklyn Bodega family is that Busta Rhymes will be headlining the 8th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, which starts on the 9th of July and runs through July 14th, 2012. 20K ended up hitting it last year (which featured Q-Tip & Friends, which ended up with a Kanye West appearance and Busta doing his own cameo takeover), and I can only imagine what Busta will be bringing when he touches down. Eventbrite has details on each night, which includes the Show & Prove Super Bowl, spotlight events on education, DJs, film and plenty more. Shit's gonna be dope, fam.
Been a minute since I've heard Hawdwerk (I'd say since BlackBalls), so word that he has an EP (Call In Sick) on the way is good goddamn news. This one has that laidback, just rolled a joint and finished my glass of 'gac with my lady vibe. Some get comfortable and get loose music. Grab your main squeeze and hold on tight. Word is this is the first project under Hawdwerk's "Blue Collar" campaign, where he works solo, not with the boy Jansport J. Can't wait to see how this one develops.
DOWNLOAD Hawdwerk "Let's Roll" (prod. by Kaleem "Sincere" Wasif)