Saturday, June 16, 2012
This fail was going on the same time Pacquiao failed. Watch this one in HD.
DOWNLOAD Legit "Parashoot"
Friday, June 15, 2012
Glad this one is finally out. A few years ago, DJ Nappy, myself and some of our compatriots in this THUGSTEP thing were discussing the need for a definitive mixtape/compilation for the THUGSTEP genre that we've been flying the flag for. The idea got swept under the rug, and the vision you see in the cover came to me. I had always had a folder of cuts that typified this dubstep/Hip-Hop hybrid and wanted to showcase some of those, along with a number of other blends, refixes and original tracks that have popped up over the last five years. This tape starts out properly with DJ Nappy's "Act A Fool" blend of Coki and Lil Jon, which was the first THUGSTEP refix ever done. We touch a number of other favorites, including Caspa remixing Ludacris and Redman on different cuts, Gimpmode (RIP) blending Emalkay and Gucci Mane, Bare reworking Wiz Khalifa's "Black & Yellow", Snoop Dogg coasting over Chase & Status' "Eastern Jam", a Weezy cut that's my personal favorite and the mighty "Flocka Riddim" from DJ Cable and Fused Forces. Hell, the insane WTF?! flip of dead prez's "Hip Hop" is even included. And this is only the beginning. Planning on keeping these compilations dropping in the summer of 2012, so by the time it's over, there should be NO QUESTION of what THUGSTEP is. Shouts to @Theotisjones for the amazing cover, and for DJ Nappy and ClubTapes for the home.
DOWNLOAD This Is Thugstep
DOWNLOAD RoQ'y TyRaiD "LAX to Germany" (prod. by Rice Master Yen)
DOWNLOAD Jay Mastermind "Blow Past" (prod. by Mike Chek Music)
DOWNLOAD My Man Shafe & Clay Stiles "Things Go My Way"
DOWNLOAD Curtiss King "Ratchets Still Jockin (Jansport J Remix)"
Trenton support Trenton all day. Money First's own Boom Blake blazes my favorite DJ Premier beat, ever. You already know what he's about, and shit, I need some loot as well. Rock to this one and be on the lookout for his album, which I believe drops soon!
DOWNLOAD Boom Blake "Mass Appeal Freestyle"
I was actually wondering what had happened to this episode, as the showbill for this one dropped last week (shouts to @theotisjones). I know they aired a repeat of the (white) Toure episode on Wednesday, and I'm not sure if this one has aired yet. Word from Combat is that this is "Prodigy at his most candid. The origin of his beef with Jay-Z, his relationship with NaS, his close encounter of the 2nd kind, his failed attempt at suicide… dude has us stuck off the realness". Felipe Gordone is in the building, too! I know the show is in a state of flux while the PNC Radio studios are being worked on, but the episodes are still quality, so catch them when you catch them and share with a friend.
DOWNLOAD blackrasslin podcast, episode 36
Rav is one of those cats I've never conversed with (I don't recall) but have definitely seen at #GardenVariety shows in the area. As you can see, he's got his Passport Stamps EP (with producer Sal Dali) dropping July 4th, being presented by 2DBz, Spate Media and Get Right. Maybe next go round he'll look ya boy up!? Hah! Just a preview for now for "Flow" - looks like this EP will be a free 24 hour download? This is some shit.
This is heavy. Forthcoming on Midication.
DOWNLOAD Fare Games ft. Mal Montana "Me & Yu"
Thursday, June 14, 2012
After the multiple ACCRO uploads from the other day, he has kept it up. You might just want to keep it locked to homey's SoundCloud page. This one right here? This is for them d-boys in the Trap dropping mollies and slangin' them things on a chilled Summer night. I believe he called this one Trapbahton. Fucks with it.
DOWNLOAD ACCRO "$Money$"
EDIT ACCRO "Triple Trap" [via Walmer Convenience]
Interesting exclusive from Generation Bass. Still not sure how I feel about this "trap" movement right now, and truth be told, this sounds more like a "symphony" of trap, although Heartbreak does flip that "cinema" sample from the tune that Skrillex flipped in that jawn he used for the WWE Network commercial.
Don't mind me.
DOWNLOAD David Heartbreak "Cinema of Trap"
Saw on the twitter that this one recently got played on satellite radio. Kind of surprised that a) this even happened and b) it's not gotten a lot of play. Maybe it's because this isn't as insane as people would believe it'd be. Skrillex is known for more noisey, abrasive dubstep, but this beat is kind of tame in comparison. Upbeat, squawky funk right here, with Wale throwing bars and rhymes all over the track, talking about his audience being a cross between Don Diva and Fader. This two-minute radio rip stops before it gets to the breakdown, so who knows if this delves into something nastier, but we'll have to wait and see. Doesn't even feel like dubstep, so if you're not a dubstep fan don't start putting this in that category.
EDIT It looks like this is an unreleased Skrillex tune that may or may not have been a collaboration with 12th Planet. No sure if this was always intended to have Wale vocals, nor can I find more info from where this might end up, aside from a Wale tweet from March confirming they're working together. #kanyeshrug
I've not spoken about it at length on RTD because I'm not really sure what to make of the EDM/hipster set attaching themselves to the "trap" sound, but yeah, for some reason the kids who were stuck on Moombahton and dubstep over the last year and change have now taken to recreating and salivating over the sounds that trap rappers would spit over. It's like an aural version of that movie Havoc. In any case, Craze & Codes cooked this one up while they were on the Slow Roast Australian tour. Free download for you clowns. I do like how they added some rave-y elements in the beat, and I won't front like I don't wish Craze would just start cutting over this.
DOWNLOAD Craze & Codes "Trapped In Sydney"
If you're playing smart, you know this track. I featured it on #onlybuilt4hulksharelinx back in March, and while it sounded DOPE, it wasn't the final. Nato hit me with the final, which dropped on iTunes in April, and I think you guys should spend the $1 and cop this. Not often that my site's been shouted out in a track with a bonafide Hip-Hop legend and one of my favorite MCs from St. Lou. Well, do us all a favor and support that good music.
PURCHASE Nato Caliph ft. Prince Ea & Sadat X "Identity Crisis"
We go from a DnB bootleg of a Hip-Hop track to a Hip-Hop mix from one of the DnB scene's finest producers. Lenzman has done two of these already, but this mix right here? Are you a fan of the '90s sound? Are tracks like "The Nod Factor", "Liquid Swords", "The Realness" (word to Rosenberg) and "Time's Up" right up your alley? Then you need this. Feels like a fuckin' time capsule, and I love it. No download on this, which is a major boo, but check the technique regardless.
Word is this is an old(er) bootleg (judging by it being dropped in a two-year old Dave Owen mix) that Calculon sorted out. Not sure what prompted him to give this one away on SoundCloud, but for you DJs looking to drop a lil genre-twist in your sets, this might be one to try out. It's pretty straight forward - some dope low-end drops and a tight DnB beat thrown underneath the original's vocals. Reminds me of the DnB remixes sthat were more prominent in the '90s, and I'll admit, I'm a sucker for a fun remix of some Rap or R&B. Sue me.
DOWNLOAD Ludacris ft. Nicki Minaj "My Chick Bad (Calculon DnB Bootleg)"
This isn't my normal flex, but I mess with it. Miele Isa (FKA Milly July) is dropping a new EP, Sundays and Naps, and she let me know that this is more of the direction you'll hear on the EP. You know I mess with that hybrid sound, so Alternative sounds don't scare me. Feel like this could be getting some radio play, nahmean?! No word on when Sundays and Naps should drop, but keep an eye out for it.
DOWNLOAD Miele Isa "Maybe I'm Not"
This has been getting a lot of love online recently. Mala was in Cuba with Gilles Peterson and collaborated on an album with local musicians, fusing dubstep with their sounds. It's awesome. This track is on a 12" featuring "Cuba Electronic" that drops on Peterson's Brownswood imprint, and both tunes are found on the Mala In Cuba LP, which drops September 10th on Brownswood as well. Hit the jump for audio of "Cuba Electronic", as well as the full LP tracklist.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Like Drake said, we all just want to be successful. Some of us just need that motivation - see too many niggas in many walks of life doing a shitload of talking but not enough acting upon those dreams. J.Y. is determined and his The Slave Ship: Falling Up is going to be out, eventually. This single deals with that drive for success over a track that would sound ill while you're driving towards... something. ScienZe and Dom O share a verse and accentuate the cut's themes. Dope shit to get your mind right to.
DOWNLOAD J.Y. ft. ScienZe, Dom O Briggs & Felicia Temple "Success" (prod. by JRB)
YellowCake crazy for this one. Never heard him sing/harmonize before, but I guess some female done up and broke his heart. Or maybe it was the Mavs not making it to the Finals again. Who knows. He makes some crack with Yuri Beats, though. Good Morning, Midnight drops July 10th via 2DBz.
DOWNLOAD YC The Cynic "SHUT UP!" (prod. by Yuri Beats)
I LOVE stories in my raps. Taken from Curly's long-awaited FIDEL album, we get a story that starts in a laundromat, is told by three nimble MCs that ends up working itself 360 degrees by song's end. The Blurry Drones track is throwback fresh, and the perfect bed for a tale like this. Take three minutes and let these three mesmerize, trust.
DOWNLOAD Curly Castro ft. BoogieMan Dela & Has-Lo "STARCH" (prod. by Blurry Drones)
Produced by Tranzformer, cuts by DJ Brace. Shot & edited by FRESHpres.
Not sure why producers are so enamored with Kanye's "Cold", but it's not just Krusha adding their bits to Kanye's latest. I fucks with this remix, as Histibe adds his style but let's 'Ye shine properly. I actually really dig the original, as Kanye goes in, even if shit like "bitch ass niggas got ass and breasts" or "might even kill somebody and YouTube it" more hilariously awkward than biting. There's a video for this remix as well. Bang this one out.
DOWNLOAD Kanye West "Cold (Histibe Remix)"
I definitely recall an old edition of Juan Epstein where Ciph was talking about brilliant things that should happen, and definitely said the Alkaholiks and the Beatnus should do a project together called Liknuts. Not sure if that's where the inspiration for this came from, but word is there's a Liknuts EP on the way. I threw this in last week's playlist, but I have been bumping it all week and needed to give it it's own shine. If you fucked with either of these outfits in the '90s, you'll be happy to hear some new shit from them, collectively. Mr. Bitter Nigga indeed.
DOWNLOAD Liknuts "Grumpy Crocodile"
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Lil' something special for my dubsteppin' ganja lighters. Noah D should be a name you already know (and if not, cop that fire album of his, Perspective). I got the honor of featuring him on the first RTDLTD release, but at the time, his DnB was on one end and his dubstep was skyrocketing. He punches up this B-Real/Jr. Gong cut perfectly. Effortlessly. Damian's part in particular is my ish. Light whatever you're chiefing and blast this one. For free.
DOWNLOAD B-Real ft. Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley "Fire (Noah D Remix)"
Digging this - shouts to Devi for the info. Look for this to drop on the 19th of June.
Not sure when the Bye-Polar project is dropping. Not sure when this "Remixes" project is coming out either. No this doesn't have any Aaliyah samples in it, unless something got twisted and filtered that I don't know about. Just some heavy wake-up vibes. You're welcome.
DOWNLOAD Bye-Polar "One In A Million (ACCRO Remix)"
Bonus Beats Looks like ACCRO threw another one up:
Fucks with this beat. Something simple for you dudes out there turning things out.
DOWNLOAD Swift "DTF"
Interesting jawn here. Not sure who these cats are, but if NoEmotion is in the video, I have to fuck with it. They got the club flavor in this one. Not sure if they have more cuts in this vein, but this works VERY well.
Yeah, you know, I don't know shit. I've only been championing this Hip-Hop/dubstep/Bass Music hybrid shit for how long? Word is The Overthrow sent over this Hudson Mohawke jawn to J NiCS and he was so into it, he flipped this the same day. Brutal. But you already know that though.
DOWNLOAD J NiCS "ThunderBay Freestyle"
This is one of those tracks where I fuck with everything but the hook. Sorry. "Everybody get it, Muslim, Jew or Christian" sounds crazy BTW. Shouts to 57thAve.
Monday, June 11, 2012
The end of Season 4 also marks the 100th episode of the Juan Epstein podcast. Congrats to Ciph and Rosenberg for reaching that milestone. Season 5 is set to start in a few weeks, with promises of a Juan Epstein app, a regular schedule and tighter content, I guess? I just want the real shit on a regular basis, nahmean? This week's guest? Biz Markie! Nuff said, really.
DOWNLOAD Juan Epstein (6/11/2012)
DOWNLOAD DJ Wonder Mix (6/11/2012)
Interesting cut right here. Not too often do you get tracks about high schools that make the news. Check this out: "16 year old rapper and James Madison High School student DOV unleashes "Ghost Rhymer," a song which documents the sexual scandals and other tales of debauchery that have ensued at the Brooklyn school that has earned the moniker "Horndog High." Using the instrumental from the Skillz's tell all single "Ghost Writer" (2000, Rawkus Records), "Ghost Rhymer" also features the rapper's mentor Bekay, who discovered the young emcee in his Midwood neighborhood and has since taken him under his wing as the flagship artist on his Horror Flick Entertainment imprint. Although Horndog High has made national headlines for its sex scandals, DOV doesn't hesitate to divulge the broad range of lawlessness that occurs on the regular by the school's faculty - from alleged racism, homophobia, drug-use and more…keep f*ckin' around, and he'll put this back out with your names in it." Not mad at this at ALL.
DOWNLOAD DOV ft. Bekay "Ghost Rhymer"
I didn't know V Recordings had a podcast, but then I saw that this episode is just a recording (no pun intended) from Bryan Gee's Ministry of Sound Radio show, which is always great. If you're a fan of the V/Full Cycle/Philly Blunt sound that Bryan has championed over the last few decades, this is what you need. For you sample spotters, run about 67 minutes into the recording, you'll find Bryan drop an unreleased dubplate of Roni Size's ("Wild Love") back to back with a newer Serum tune ("Love Movement"), both sampling Minnie Ripperton (yes, the same jawn that A Tribe Called Quest used for "Lyrics To Go"). Beautiful.
Mick Boogie and Jazzy Jeff keep up the streak. I love these mixtapes; my shit with DJs is them being able to blend many different styles, especially within a similar theme, and make it rock. Over 50+ tracks, these guys blend Busta Rhymes, Chaka Khan, Maroon 5, A Taste of Honey, Stevie Wonder and Jay-Z - among more - and the shit just came out dope. As expected. Don't be an idiot, this is your soundtrack for 2012 Summer.
When I think of perfect Summer Drum & Bass, tunes like this are what immediately come to mind. I must have been after this tune for over a year - I remember Bailey dropping this a WHILE ago on his 1Xtra show, with no word on release. Imagery and Sevin have been accumulating tunes in that span, and it looks like Fizzy Beats will be dropping this on their The Juices Vol. 2 EP, which is due out this July. Take a pair of minutes and soak this one in.
Not sure what the occasion was, but the RUN DMT crew threw this freebie from their forthcoming album, Union of Opposites, to the masses the other day. Nasty piece of no nonsense dubstep into some more noisier zones. Hit the jump for the sampler (which includes a Bassnectar remix of this very tune)... wake up!
Taken from EQ's forthcoming Fractions mixtape, which is due to drop August 30th.
DOWNLOAD EQ "Potential Energy"
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Again, this runs until 10AM Sunday. All info is HERE.