Archive for 05/01/2012 - 06/01/2012
Judging by the above picture, Fanu is in the thankful mood, which has translated to the giving mood. He took to his website and gave the following message: "I’m feeling the love! I’ve been feeling the increasing support and love I’ve been receiving from all my fans lately, and I feel that I want to be giving something back. I’m giving away two of my first full-length albums, Daylightless from 2007 and Homefree from 2009. Also, may this serve as something ya’ll can chew on while waiting for the new EP (titled “Coffee Crazy EP”)". Fanu's been a supporter, so I gotta share these. Download both Daylightless and Homefree today, and if you want to cop them, do so (or send some PayPal love to firstname.lastname@example.org), and be sure to cop his third album, Serendipity. Full preview of both albums after the jump.
For the first single from his Good Morning, Midnight project, the homey YellowCake opens up about his early childhood days on this one. Feel like I've not heard this brother spit in a long-ass time. Good to know his next project is dropping in July, and it's good to know that YC has overcome the strive in his life to become the artist he is today. I wanna have conversations with my pops like this, but that shinehead nigga never wanted to link up. And I tried. I ain't Jamaican doe. Anyways, listen dis.
DOWNLOAD YC The Cynic "Rude Boy Jamaican" (prod. by Yuri Beats)
The homey Michael Cardigan from St. Joe Louis told me he they were working on a project over Flying Lotus productions entitled St. Joe Lotus, and this cut is the first official single from that project. This could've been some Valentine's Day shit, but we're in the puppy love stage of the year right now, so this clip plays like a series of messages delivered via phone. Straight game over phone lines. Matches perfect with the beat. These cats ain't playing.
If you've been paying attention, Tef Poe has been in murk mode. Not just as of late, but for years. Today, his War Machine II project is out, which is hosted by DJ Smallz & DJ Shure Fire, with loads of features from Killer Mike, Royce da 5'9, I-20, Rockwell Knuckles, Family Affair and plenty others. Poebama kicks his usual, from the venom-filled, middle finger rap to the more conscious, thought-provoking material. Dude goes in, and if this is your first time, get ready.
DOWNLOAD Tef Poe - War Machine II
While trying to simultaneously watch Monday Night Raw and listen to Flex get played by Nicki on his own show, I was catching The Combat Jack Show crew on twitter posting flicks of an interview with Big K.R.I.T. that they apparently recorded last night. Matt RAZ said it'd probably go up today, with a broadcast at some point (maybe Wednesday night?), and I see that this one just went up on the site: "On the eve of his Live From The Underground album release, King Remembered In Time dropped by and shared his journey, from Meridian, Mississippi to the Def Jam building, why he no longer burns trees, and how he almost left the rap game to work on the railroad. Plus: Just Blaze walks us through his ordeal of being locked up in a Paris jail cell and a special visit by the one and only Dallas Penn". Go cop the album. Fucks with this.
So essential; 14 mastered instrumentals produced by Clams Casino, shit you've heard MCs like A$AP Rocky, Lil' B, XV, Mac Miller and others on. Worth the download for the mastered instrumental of "Bass" alone. If you want to find me today, I'll be somewhere blasting this in the headphones.
If you're sleeping on Ray Dawn, woe is you. His Passport Dreams EP was excellent, and he's a friend of the site. The Pittsburgh spitter is currently in the running to perform at Brooklyn Bodega's Show & Prove showcase, but he needs votes. Voting is up from now until Wednesday at midnight. Vote now and vote as often as you can - and tell your peoples to vote, too. Let's get some quality in the venue!
I feel weird breaking this down as all of the information is there, but this is dope. The heads who made the Trenton Atelier what it is need a new home. This Atelethon, which I believe the Trentonian is helping throw, will feature everything that made this spot dope, from live music/poetry/dance to art workshops. 10AM to 10AM, starting June 9th. I'll make it through there at some point. Help raise some funds!
After yesterday's leak, Poebama felt it was right to drop this new leak, featuring some pretty heavy words from The Honorable Minister Lewis Farrakhan. I like cuts like this - been thinking about bringing back my July 4th mix this year, and this will fit perfectly on it, trust. Tef doesn't play. War Machine 2 dropping Tuesday.
DOWNLOAD Tef Poe "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome"
Great episode right here. It features the comedian Capone, who's true to life and kicks some real knowledge. The real meat of this episode is Ciph and Rosenberg talking about what's going on with the Morning Show and their Hot 97 status, for good or ill. Damn. I'd love to say "as long as we get Juan Epstein", but I've ridden with these cats for years now. Virtually. So I want to see them succeed. Great episode nonetheless.
DOWNLOAD Juan Epstein (6/01/2012)
Yup, I'm fucking with this. After a long-ass week that included two niggas turning zombie, the obvious end to the week should be a crew called the Flatbush Zombies sampling news reports from that Miami situation. My Lord. Bath salts? My Lord. I don't know much about these cats, but shouts to eskay by way of illRoots for this one.
DOWNLOAD Flatbush Zombies "Face Off (L.S.Darko)"
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I ended up not making it to the Jersey Fresh Jam last year, and hear it was hectic. With word of this year's line-up touching down already? I can't wait to check it out! Hosted by this cat Outburst, who I met last weekend at the Garden Variety and is a good dude (and featuring DJ Ahmad on the decks), this year's line-up is insane. Biz Mighty, Black Collar Biz, Venomous2000, Mortal Shellz, Yasin, King Don, Surg & Hellfire, Rich Quick, Mr. Fickle, FEED, Skrewtape, Physical Graffiti, Tone Liv, Emcee Jermaine, KV AND Rhymageddon?! Feels like a "Best of Garden Variety" thing for REAL! If you want to see what that real Jersey Hip-Hop is like, come out to the Jam this year (August 11th) and be amazed.
Figured I'd share this with you guys, as it just went up on DOA and all. Nymfo's out of the Netherlands and has a dope album, Characters, coming out on Monday that I literally just got this morning. Dude's BEEN a talent, and Commercial Suicide has taken a liking to him over the last few years. I think the interview came out nice, and I threw in some clips from the album... as well as an exclusive mix he did for DOA. Let me know!
My niggas don't waste NO TIME, do they?! Tef Poe had some shit on his brain, apparently, and felt that recent Pusha T "Exodus 23:1" jawn was the perfect sound to express himself with. He drops some jewels, gems and gold bars all over that beat, too. War Machine 2 drops June 5th, and has features from Royce da 5'9, Killer Mike, I-20, Rockwell Knuckles and plenty more. Poebama says he got backing now, so you best be scurred.
DOWNLOAD Tef Poe "Exodus 23:1 Freestyle"
Cats don't want to listen to me when I speak, so I hope my boys The Accomplices (aka producers BroadNMarket & The Jake) dropping The 10-90 EP through The Wanderer and DJ Booth on June 6th will make you guys listen up. Need proof? Peep how effortlessly guys like Guilty Simpson, MaG, D.Randle, D.Rose & TWICE murder this one. My Lord. Been trying to tell you dudes, these two are problems on the beat. This premiered on DJ Booth the other day, but if you slept then - DON'T SLEEP NOW! It's as good as it gets! Hit the jump for the full tracklist for this EP - looks like Mikkey Halsted, theBREAX and Co$$ (among others) are on the regular version, with J.Gunn and my niggas Deal - The Villain and Tom Chase on the premium version. Go in!
As a bit of promo before the release of SRC's Tangerine EP on June 29th, Cable got the one like Big Narstie to kick some bars over the title track. Nothing but pure unadaulterated Grime vibes. Nothing to be afraid of at all. Now if I can only get some of you American spitters on board, it'd be a WRAP! Cop the EP when they drop it.
DOWNLOAD Big Narstie "Tangerine Freestyle"
I guess those free tunes were just a teaser for what Loadstar had on deck. Release info on these is scarce, but Ram's good with giving the goods up in timely fashion. Heads like me are messing with that tune "Bomber", but I have a feeling the summertime crew will be into "Passenger", with its epic piano intro and glitched-out drop. More of that drumstep flavor. Where's their album doe?!
Check this one out: Cyrano Sinatra sorted out a proper North Carolina-specific posse cut version of "Beast", which was found on The KhemLab project (and is produced by the homey Centric). This new version is found on Ladies Choice Entertainment's the manifestation of h.e.r. mixtape, and features Flauce, Seven da Pantha, AP the Apostle, Poe Mack, Lyrick & Sharp. I'm glad they did the original justice and kept the original beat in tact. Shit's still disgusting.
DOWNLOAD Cyrano Sinatra ft. Flauce, Seven da Pantha, AP the Apostle, Poe Mack, Lyrick & Sharp "The Beast! (NC Roll Call)" (prod. by Centric)
Been a minute since I got some new music from the homey D-Man, and this one is hectic. Love the low-end on this one, and the bars add a different element to it. This won't be found on D-Man's The Parcae project, but shit this crazy? You can't keep it locked. Be on the lookout for an untitled EP from D-Man and producer G-Way; that's on the way very soon. Might need to fill your cup and scream on them ho's to this!
DOWNLOAD D-Man ft. Skibby Contae "We On It" (prod. b y G-Way)
Per eskay, it looks like "Way Too Cold" isn't even the final name on this one, but doesn't matter to Krusha - he went in with the drumstep remix on this one.He pitches up Kanye's track and gives it a fly vibe for the dancefloor. The Planet Human SoundCloud page says UNLOCK YOUR FREE DOWNLOAD,
but doesn't indicate HOW this can be done and links are up now, for Facebook and Twitter unlocking. Wild westside vibe in this one, though - not to mention some DJ Kool samples thrown in for good measure. Need more like this. EDIT Looks like this one got taken off their SoundCloud - here's a backup link.
Here's another one of those DnB promo mixes for a DnB night; on June 8th, RAM is taking over FABRICLIVE, with Rooms 1 and 2 rammed (pun intended) with the likes of Andy C, Loadstar, DJ Die B2B Bryan Gee (!!), Mensah, Brookes Brothers, DC Breaks, Hamilton, Mind Vortex, MJ Cole and plenty more. Room 3 is being hosted by Subtitles (although oddly enough, TeeBee is signed with Calyx to Ram, and Subtitles is his imprint, but he's nowhere on this bill), which has Ulterior Motive alongside Chris SU, Fracture, Dose and Xtrah. Serious sounds here, hit the event page if you're, you know, in London.
Mixmag posted this mix for this Friday's GetDarker vs. Drum&BassArena party, which goes down at the Cable club in London. They drop what you'd expect them to drop, including both sides of their forthcoming Ram single, a number of remixes and cuts from TeeBee's Subtitles imprint. All in a nice ~34 minute package.
If you mess with Nico The Beast, you are already up on his cuts with Vanderslice. They cook a grip of fire material on this dope seven track EP, True to Form, with features from Reef the Lost Cauze, Rec Raw and Outerspace. Trust me when I tell you, if you don't have any charcoal or propane for your grilling today, just blast this at your grill and you'll have fire for days.
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