Archive for 07/01/2012 - 08/01/2012

[video] Rav. P "Perverted Since '83"

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Dom O Briggs - Gr8Summer

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It really has been. I definitely didn't expect the Summer to finish out with Dom O Briggs dropping ANOTHER project, backed by [adultswim]. The boy Dom is all about that grind. The kind of young brother I have no problem co-signing, because he's doing him... greatly. And winning... greatly. Cheers to you, Young Briggs.

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[video] J.A.i The Profit ft. Scoop "We Got It On Lock"

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Redlight ft. Ms. Dynamite "What You Talking About (Filthy Disco Remix)"

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WASTEMAN! This is why I fucks with Trap. Trap does the same that Dubstep did - it takes shit that I truly embraced and throws it against this whole other sound, somehow making me appreciate both sounds AT THE SAME DAMN TIME. I loved the original cut from Redlight, and I believe Skream had a blend that he'd draw, but Filthy Disco straight Trap'd the fuck out of Dynamite's vocals. Need more like this, definitely. Don't be scared of the Trap - shit's not going ANYWHERE!

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Craze "Grabbin Chocas"

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Don't know what I like about this more - the fact that Craze has called himself the "Moombah game Uncle Luke", the straight-forward use of this "grabbin chochas" theme or the fact that he used an old pic of Tommy Dreamer for the promo art. Straight up Moombahton meets Miami Bass because why the fuck not. Summer ain't over yet!

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[video] Esohel x Chandler London "In Too Deep"

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Skrillex x Flux Pavilion @ The Shacklewell Arms (8/26/2012)

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This is footage taken from that Skrillex party at a 200-capacity pub. Of course they start out dropping ƱZ back to back. Actually stays in the Trap for this one. More dubstep flavors after the jump.

[video] Brown Bag AllStars "406"

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This is the Brown Bag AllStars' official Fat Beats tribute track. This is some important ish, because there'd be no BBAS if it wasn't for Fat Beats, as that's where they all met - while working at the legendary record shop. Cameos include DJ Premier, DJ Eclipse, Rickey Powell and the entire BBAS. Track produced by The Audible Doctor. Brown Label Pt. 2 EP drops September 4th (the same day I start at Complex) via BrownBagAllStars.com.

Curtiss King ft. Glasses Malone & Hit-Boy "Ratchets Still Jockin' (Remix)"

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I love this one. I already posted the video (and the original), as well as the Jansport J remix, and was surprised when this one hit the inbox, with Hit-Boy and Glasses Malone contributing verses to this one. This is for the cats who be in the club turntup, but can still spot a ratchet with the beer goggles. Atychiphobia - The Fear Of Failure is coming soon.

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Rickie Jacobs "Grow"

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Via BMXXX: "In this thing we call life, you must grow through what you go through, as growth is essential while you continue on the path to brilliance! Take Rickie Jacobs for example! For the past three years and then some, Rickie Jacobs has been focused on growing through his artistic craft and using the lessons he learns within the industry in his own personal life as he steadily grows towards being the best man he can be! With his latest project, Live Epic, still in rotation amongst many of his supporters, Rickie Jacobs releases something light to hold you over until his next moves come to fruition!"

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Danny Brown In London

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Fuck the dumb shit - I seriously hope a Danny Brown x TNGHT collabo happens.

[video] Ras Kass "Sushi"

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[video] WhiteOut & Tef Poe "Feel Like I Do"

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JR&PH7 - So Far, So Good

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[video] Earl Grey "Time"

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The Red Giants "Time 2 Roll"

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Jermiside is straight no nonsense on this second single from The Red Giants' Supercharged LP. Brickbeats and Jerm really show how well they work together on this one. Brick drops a hypnotic beat, and Jerm drops line for line. Some shit to really cruise to, rocking and banging on the steering wheel to. Lines for days.

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Pavy "Icon Life" Part 2: Still Working

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Marsten House Freestyles EP 166: Nico The Beast

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[video] The Niceguys "Magick"

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[video] Jon Connor "Never Left"

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[video] Snow Tha Product "Good Girls"

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Up top is the "Good Girl" version; the "Bad Girl" version is down bottom (which makes sense).

Dubmonger - Dub of The Living Dead

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I keep trying to tell you guys that the "dub" in "rockthedub" DOES have it's roots in, you know, dub. Hopefully you caught the DOA feature I did on Dubmonger, and you looked out for his Dub Of The Living Dead EP that dropped about a month ago. I have a feeling you guys slept on it, so please give this one a spin. Six tracks of filthy dubwise riddims. Whether you're a toker or a joker, you'll be into these. Mastered by LXC, and out now - what more do you truly need!?

DJ Jazzy Jeff - Life Colors

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You can't go wrong with Jazzy Jeff: "Presented by LRG and Complex Magazine, Life Colors from legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff is a sonic representation that thinking differently and aiming to change the status quo is something that never goes out of style. Harnessed over 40 tracks that spans both the old and new - including tracks from the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Santigold, Slum Village, J Cole, the Pharcyde and many more - the iconic DJ serves as a willing tour guide to bridge the gap between black and white thinking and a colorful renaissance".

Esohel ft. Nitty Scott, MC "Paid Dues"

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Good shit happens when you check your inbox, trust me. This shit flew by me, and I think some of these so-called best sites slept. Esohel and Nitty go disgustoid over this throwback sampling slapper from Ricky Dubs, taken from Es and Ricky's On Purpose With A Purpose. Feel like I've paid mine and the payback is looking glorious. No luck, all grind. Getyousome!

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Homeboy Sandman: Foundation (Part 2)

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Did you see Part 1?

Disc Jockey Nappy On Shade45 (8/31/2012)

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Got some DOPE news for you fans of Disc Jockey Nappy:

AUGUST 27TH, 2012 - You might have to rename this week “Nappy’s NY Takeover”! With the Down & Durty show going down TONIGHT at The Westway in NYC, you’d think the one like Nappy would be satisfied, right? Word is he’ll bookend this week with a special guest set this Friday Morning (August 31st) on Sway In The Morning, which can only be heard on Eminem’s Shade 45 via Sirius XM! That’s right, with DJ Wonder already having dropped/premiered numerous refixes that Nappy has crafted, he’s now letting Nappy step up to the decks and showcase his sound on a worldwide scale! The only way to know what he will be dropping is to tune in to Sway In The Morning this Friday from 9:30-10AM to hear it for yourselves!

Windows Of Soul (Sept. 21st-23rd 2012)

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Kasso and the crew previewing the dope "Windows Of Soul" project, which is going down on a block of East Hanover Street in Trenton, from the 21st-23rd of September. Love that S.A.G.E. is forming like Voltron to bring CULTURE like this to the city. All art is being submitted - worldwide - so hit the jump for the flyer and info on how to get things sent out. Good to see Black Collar Biz performing on the 23rd of September as well. Truth.

Shawn Lov & Rich Quick "Keep It Lit"

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Dreary weather today? Nothing like some certified Jersey fly shit to keep your spirits up. Produced by the homey The Custodian of Records, Shawn Lov and Rich Quick collaborated to do it some justice. This one's for you Hip-Hop lovers who feel like you carry the torch for the true school. Consider this your anthem. Definitely the last ones left - need to get my son memorizing this one!

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Dom O Briggs ft. Teon Pierce & Ryshon Jones "Out Chea (Remix)"

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We previewed the full tracklist for Dom O Briggs' Gr8Summmer, which drops on the 28th of August (AKA TOMORROW). The release event is on the 27th of August (TONIGHT) in BKLYN. Flier is ^^^. Just to make sure you guys don't sleep, check this remix of "Out Chea" featuring Teon Pierce & Ryshon Jones, flipping a cut originally found on Always Inspire(d). Fucks with the kid!

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[video] Uptown XO "Occupy DC"

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[preview] Rhymageddon #SuckAClip T-Shirt

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Not too many designers show you how things are made, so it's dope to see the elements that went into the t-shirt for Rhymageddon's #SuckAClip track. Need one of these!

Side-B Radio (8/26/2012)

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[video] Trife & Centric "Oh Lord"

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Hoodwork The Mixtapes, Vol. 1

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Legit "Leave"

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Last leak from Legit's New Shit Saturdays before he drops his New Shit Saturday compilation, Feliz Sabado, on Saturday. Saturdays, in the park.

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FuseBox Radio (Week of August 22nd, 2012)

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Juan Epstein (8/26/2012)

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This one's been long-awaited. Busta was featured on the Method Man/Redman episode many moons ago, but Juan Epstein link up with the god for some official tissue. Ebro is even in the building for a cameo. Feels like classic Juan Ep again!

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[preview] Dom O Briggs - Gr8 Summer

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Niggas be full of surprises. Like Dom O, who sent over the artwork for his forthcoming Gr8 Summer project, which not only features cats like Teon Price, Ryshon Jones, Krs Kasanova and more, but is being presented by the DealWithNoDeal fam and... um... ADULT SWIM! Niggas be so full of surprises. Shouts to the young bol for that! Peep the previously-leaked "TurnUp" and "Live", and hit the jump for the official tracklisting.

BRAVE NEW WORLD: 2012 Sampler

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[video] Wilkinson "Automatic"

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[video] Diggaz With Attitude ft. Vinnie Paz, Roc Marciano & Celph Titled "1st Degree Murder"

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The Two. Fifteens "Flight Boat"

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Lyriciss - The Balance EP: Heart

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Newest/latest from Lyriciss, brought to you by DJBooth.net and Inner Loop. Third entry in his "The Balance" series. Download it so he doesn't have a fit. LOL nah homey goes in, you won't be disappointed.

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Hollywood Floss ft. Fat Tony & Speak! "Ridin Feelin Good"

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This might be my theme for any car ride I take this weekend. Celebratory status because BITCH I'M COMPLEX! I see a lot of blogs catching onto this one, for good reason. Hopefully you guys fuck with that New Houston sound - probably should peep that recently-released The Inauguration EP, with Floss, Rob Jay and D-Risha. Them boys is a problem!

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Black Rasslin' Podcast, Episode 45

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Via BR: In what's turned out to be the penultimate edition of the Black Rasslin' podcast (for good reason), I recap both the 2012 edition of SummerSlam, the post-SS edition of Raw and go over a grip of info. Also play some ignant tunes. Last week will be the final episode of the Black Rasslin' Podcast as of right now. I'll make a dedicated archive soon come. Tell a friend!

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Optiv & BTK - 2012 Australia/New Zealand Promo Mix

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Fridays were made for Drum & Bass (or is it the other way around?), and Optiv & BTK cooked up a dope promo mix for their forthcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand. Fast and furious neuro/tech vibes here, with a number of their collaborative bits thrown between cuts on Virus, Dispatch, Dutty Audio and Shogun Audio, among other bits. Tracklist and tour dates after the jump!

[video] King RA "Bills, Bills, Bills"

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[video] DJ Fresh ft. RaVaughn "The Feeling"

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Botchamania 211

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[video] JJ Doom "Guv'nor"

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The Combat Jack Show (8/22/2012)

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This week's Combat Jack Show is here, and their two-year anniversary edition, Memphis Bleek is the special guest: "In this candid and in-depth interview with M-Easy we discuss the rise, fall and “stumble” of Rocafella Records, his role in the Nas vs. Jay “beef” and much, much more. Is Bleek done with rap? What’s his current relationship with Jay? As always we got you covered". Dallas Penn is in the building as well, and while I haven't gone through the entire episode yet, this episode carries the following disclaimer: "The views and opinions expressed by Premium Pete (@PremiumPete) in this episode are those of Premium Pete and do not reflect the actions of the rest of the Combat Jack Show or PNC Radio, staff and its affiliates. As much as we love Premium Pete, we strongly encourage you NOT to re-enact what your gonna hear in real-life situations". #Newmanati #GetReadyForCombat

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ETC!ETC! & Brillz & Diplo ft. Chuck Inglish "Bueller"

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This is a weird one. Back when I first heard DJ Wonder drop this, I knew it as just a DOPE Trap tribue to a classic piece of '80s cinema from Brillz & ETC!ETC!. Had no idea that a) Diplo was part of it (although that can be an entirely different discussion) and b) that Chuck Inglish dropped some vocals to this. I can't front - the original of this is my real pick, but in the effort of continuting this EDM/Hip-Hop hybrid we've helped champion, I've taken an executive decision to bring you the newest latest version of this. You can grab this release for FREE via The Jeffrees; it includes the original (which also features Whiskey Pete) and a cut entitled "Swoop".

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[video] Simeon Viltz & Mulatto Patriot "Hot Day"

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[video] Diplo ft. Lazerdisk Party Sex - Set It Off"

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[video] The Cause & Knowledge "Hallelujah"

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Back & Forth: Insane Clown Posse vs. Danny Brown

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[video] Killer Mike ft. Scar "Untitled"

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Tracks like this make me wish El-P was making dubstep doe.

DOA: 07.2012 (mixed by Disc Jockey Nappy)

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Better late than never? Nappy's got a lot on his plate, but shouts to him for keeping the people dancing to the Drum & Bass. Fresh flavors from July from Utah Jazz, Loadstar, Rene LaVice, Shimah, Prolix and plenty more. Freshness on deck. Grab this via DOA.

Rob Jay: #BARS Intro

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Part 1 of Jay's #BARS series with Kevin Notthingham.

SoleHeaven Presents Kicks N Mixtapes Vol. 15: DJ Cable

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Serious mix from the one like DJ Cable here, done in conjunction with SoleHeaven for their "Kicks N Mixtapes" series. He goes in, trust, with a bit of everything: Trap, Hip-Hop, Grime, dubstep and plenty. 33 tracks in 60 minutes, spanning the globe of what's hot (including some of his own refixes and dubplates). Don't sleep on that or the feature with Cable at SoleHeaven.

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Mixmag MOTW: Coldcut

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Ninja Tune heads Coldcut (well, just Jon More) turned up for Mixmag's MOTW, chopping up some special carnival vibes. This one is to help promote the Ninja Tune Carnival this Sunday in London, which will feature Zed Bias, Congo Natty (!!!), Adrian Sherwood and a special guest TBA. So serious.

DuckDown Goes To Dallas: KixPo 2012

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More from the DP cam after the jump.

[video] Boom Blake "Wilt Chamberlain"

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[video] M@rv3lou$ "Danger"

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Flying Lotus: Fly First

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[video] Bare "Altitude"

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Life's Complex

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It's official, I'm the newest member of the Complex family. Some of you may have seen the early rumblings of this on twitter back in June, but this is something I've held close to my chest, mainly because I hate jinxing things.For the last month I've been in talks with Complex about an opportunity that I won't speak too crazy about right now, primarily because it's not fully fleshed out, and also because I like keeping you guys in suspense.

When I started RTD six years ago, I'd say a small part of me wanted to be given an opportunity to get PAID to WRITE. I've felt like it was something I could do, and the hard work has definitely paid off. I won't go off on a rant or spend an entire post of thank yous, but I do want to shout out heads like Noah, my new leader, my wife Anna, my boy Nappy, supportive peeps like Miss Info, Rizoh and the countless others who've either shouted me out today or in the past about my work, and all of the heads in between. Extra special shouts to Confusion, who will be my mentor on this new endeavor. I will still be around, trust me. Once I get my rhythm, it's going to be a WRAP.

Proper, private celebration is going down at the RTD Compound this Friday at whiskey o'clock, after I say goodbye to my current gig. I'll keep you guys posted on my goings-on while at the new position - we've only just begun. Hit the jump for my celebration/theme music(s).

Root Beer & Sour: Summer Madness Vol. 1 - Sunset Seduction

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Juan Epstein (8/21/2012)

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Quick two-fer for the latest episode of Juan Epstein. Via Rosenberg: "This has some radio stuff in it but it’s mostly just us shooting the shit with one of my favorite people in the world, “Iron” Mike Tyson and Kevin Hart. Pretty dope stuff with another Juan Ep coming in the next couple of days".

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Frank Ocean "Pyramids (Kastle Remix)"

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Another Frank Ocean remix, but this one is dopeski. So certified that Skream and Benga already debuted it on their Radio 1 show, the one like Kastle throws his bright lights and deep bass onto one of the more acclaimed cuts from channelORANGE. Not sure what it is about Frank that has producers so ready to flip his tracks (maybe it's the same ish that had people flipping The Weeknd), but whatever it is, I'm glad someone is smashin' it. Also glad it's not so long - that's what she said! Or didn't say. Who knows. Where's my drink?

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[video] Kill The Noise "Kill The Noise Pt. I"

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Dom O Briggs "Live"

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I recently tweeted some info that's got me in a celebratory mood (even if this last week at work is the fucking pits), and this might be the track to drop when I'm a few shots in on the Jameson this Friday at my private celebration at the RTD Compound. This is the second leak from Dom O's Gr8Summer, which drops next week (8/28). This is something to champion when drunkenly realizing how good you truly do have things. Live it up.

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[video] Rockwell ft. Kito & Sam Frank "Childhood Memories"

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[video] JR&PH7 ft. Skyzoo "Until It's All Said And Done"

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[video] Pavy ft. Sir Michael Rocks "Heroin"

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[video] Illogic & Blockhead "Ego's Orbit"

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[trailer] Certified Trap

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This drops the same day the Run The Trap EP drops.

[video] Keon Supreme "Wendy"

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Bro Safari & Knuckle Children "Freak"

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We in celebration mode all week, trust. I love when I see my favorite DnB producers totally shit on Bass Music. I won't divulge who these guys are (as that info SHOULD be common knowledge), but they absolutely murder the Trap(step) sound with this free download. Straight murders. Don't believe? Bass test your whip with this one then find out. I wanna see a video of a chick bootyclapping to the breakdown on this one. In time.

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DJ Wonder Mix (8/20/2012)

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DJ Wonder be dropping that shit that makes me think he understands. Who else is dropping Juicy J, NJ Rebels, Heroes x Villains, 2 Chainz' "Crack", Baauerand plenty more. Fucks with this!

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MGK "Wild Boy (Styles&Complete Remix)"

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Pardon me a bit. I don't have the Jameson I want, but I'm celebrating right now. More on that later this week. In any case, Styles&Complete don't fuck around when it comes to their remix pressure. Their latest cut has JUST dropped, and you need it. The provide a proper Trap workout to MGK's "Wild Boy", and trust, this might be the first time I really listened to some MGK! Post-Trap, Trap-Step, Trap-Rave. Nah this is just that gutter Trap music. Turnup!

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[video] Zilla Rocca ft. Has-Lo & Open Mike Eagle "Full Spectrum 2"

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Jansport J "I Love My Woman."

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Down & Durty (8/27/2012)

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If you're in NY next Monday and need to get your bass fix, you should check this night out. The mighty CRNKN will be touching down, surely bringing a shitload of Trap to the proceedings. The homey Disc Jockey Nappy will be there as a special guest as well. Should be serious. For more details hit up the Facebook Event page.

[video] Random "Buggin' (The Metamorphosis)"

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Via Potholes.

[video] MiLKMEN "MEGAMiLK"

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[video] Bachelors Of Science ft. Emcee Child "Beast"

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This is available on iTunes via BoS' new imprint, Code.

[video] Greg Grease "Basement Soul"

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Disc Jockey Nappy "Milky"

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Just like Nappy to take a genre like Trap and continue to put his stamp on things. Trap Bubbling ain't just a snazzy name for the next tape he's dropping. Peep this preview and wish I could give you more.

Trap Mixtape 001: Need For Mirrors

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Don't get it twisted, this is a strictly Drum & Bass mix from Need For Mirrors for Trap Magazine.


Ess Vee "Loungin'"

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Lyriciss ft. Chill Moody & K-Beta "Calling For You"

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[video] Geeter & Ritchcraft "To Full"

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Methodus - Rubik Retrospective

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To help celebrate the Rubik 10 year anniversary, we've got something very special here for you with this brand new, 100% Rubik, exclusive mix from our A&R and Rubik Digital GM, Methodus!! The DJ mix is entitled 'Rubik Retrospective' and takes you on a journey through the last decade of Rubik music, with cuts from the beginning of the label's history to brand new, never before heard forthcoming content you can only hear in this mix!


Punchline "Haters"

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Mecca:83 - Sketchbook Pieces

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Tribeca ft. Camp Lo & M-Dot "True Lies (Remix)"

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[video] MAHD "Back At It"

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SkyBlew - Your Dreams Is BLEW Reality

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