Archive for 02/01/2013 - 03/01/2013

The Bloggerati Top 10 Rappers In The Game

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After the hoopla of this year's "Hottest MC" list from MTV, mad people weighed in on who should or shouldn't have been in, from Kanye West and Danny Brown to my peoples at Complex. The good folks at TRU helped organize a Bloggerati list that featured myself and a number of other Internets, and we decided to come up with our own list of the top rappers in the game. It goes a little something like this:

1. Kendrick Lamar
2. Nas
3. Action Bronson
4. Freddie Gibbs
5. Killer Mike
6. Pusha T
8. Roc Marciano
9. Kanye West
10. Big K.R.I.T.

What do you think? Here's the Bloggerati consortium that I was proud to be a part of:

Big Ghostfase (Big Ghost Chronicles)
Jeff Weiss (Passion of the Weiss)
Mobb Deen (Passion of the Weiss)
Arasia Magnetic (Former Executive Editor KevinNottingham.com)
Brando Caldwell (Managing Editor Day and a Dream)
Brad Gilmore (Day and a Dream)
Monica Jones (Day and a Dream)
Cecilia Smith (Day and a Dream)
Aaron McKrell (The Rap Up)
Nahshon Landrum (The Rap Up)
Jaap van der Doelen (Managing Editor The Rap Up)
Ivan Rott (Hip Hop Is Read)
Henry "Rizoh" Adaso (The Rap Up Founder / Editor Rap.About.com)
Khal (Rock The Dub / Do Androids Dance?)
Hardeep Aujla (The Word Is Bond)
Justin Tinsley (The Smoking Section)
Broken Cool
Dart Adams
Danny Veekens (The Find Mag)
William Ketchum ||| (Speech is my Hammer / HipHop DX)

I'll be hotlinking their lists in when I get a chance. Hit the jump for my personal Top 10.

[video] Joey Bada$$ "Unorthodox"

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[video] Side Effect ft. Mirage512 "215 to the 512 (Remix)"

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[video] AKIR ft. Che Grand "Soul"

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The Combat Jack Show: Wyclef Jean

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Via TheCombatJackShow: "Sak passe Internets!!! This week, Grammy award winning and former Haitian presidential candidate Wyclef Jean sets the record straight about the #YELE charity organization accusations, the Ducati and pum pum shorts incident, intmate music making moments with Lauryn Hill, carrying Haiti on his back. the legacy of the Fugees and drops a freestyle that you’ll need Rosetta Stone to decipher through. Please remember, it’s #YELE not #YOLO!"

Marsten House "CORFU Cypher"

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Featuring Biz Mighty, Voss, Rich Quick, Tray Digga, OHM, Jawnzap 7 and Skrewtape.

Adam Warlock with Prince Po "Frequent Flyers"

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[video] Tef Poe "Rap Fucked Up"

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FuseBox Radio (Week of March 7th, 2013)

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[video] EXG "Starting Tonight"

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DJ Wonder Presents AnimalStatus EP 18 (3/06/2013)

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I love that Wonder can drop his remix of fucking "Black Hole Sun" then follow it up with Kavinsky. Straight AnimalStatuS. Also love that he's taken things from the old school, be it original tracks or revamped cuts in the form of remixery. Dude goes in. You already know.

Von Pea & AEON - "Alone"

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It ain't nothing, Von Pea and AEON are just dropping an EP together via HiPNOTT on March 26. Sheesh. And this one right here? Sheeesh! Duly Noted.

Solid Steel (3/08/2013)

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DK and J Rocc on the same show?! Happy Friday, indeed! Tracklist after the jump.




[video] Tom Delay "The Living Dead"

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Cult Favorite - For Madmen Only

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Cult Favorite = AM Breakups and Elucid. This project is fire. It's available on digital download and limited-edition vinyl; more details via their Bandcamp on that. Stream this and read on...



For Madmen Only is the debut album by Cult Favorite. One producer, one MC. Bass rumbles, the organ glitches and a congregation sways as one, eyes glassy. The leader stands at podium, eyes afire, face sheathed in the sweat of his exertions. Eager hands greet the prodigal and usher them into the midst of the flock. Otherworldly beats filter through arcane apparatus barely glimpsed behind hanging gaberdine.  The temple is a storefront, the church is a streetcorner, the Word is profane.
Cult Favorite is New York. Producer A.M. Breakups’s sound was born upstate, and despite years making noise in the NYC underground, the rust belt embedded in his sound. Brooklyn’s own Elucid is his city in rhyme form, urgent, grating, unassailable; a leviathan. Both have critically acclaimed released work on their own but Cult Favorite is a startlingly coherent collaboration, pushing the boundaries of the genre and staking a claim to new territory. Nine tracks of millenial anxiety and fever visions, black noise and white phosphorous, this is For Madmen Only.


Hottest MC in the Game Right Now?- The Truth with Elliott Wilson

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The Combat Jack Show: DJ Envy x Uncle Ruckus

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Via TheCombatJackShow: The “People’s Choice”, DJ Envy stops by to talk about his role as the devil’s advocate on the Breakfast Club, his recent admission of infidelity to his wife, how other dj’s ain’t playing right, getting a gun pulled on him by Nas, and tells us his strategy to “kill a muthafucker breathin’”. We also get a call from The Boondocks TV series character Uncle Ruckus, who asks us for a handout and waxes poetic on the day’s race-related hot topics.

[video] Antwon "Still Guarded"

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DJ Wonder Presents AnimalStatus EP 17 (2/27/2013)

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DJ Wonder's back like cooked crack with this week's AnimalStatus! Featured on last night's show were Kavinsky, Rustie, a WORLD PREMIERE DJ Cable's "Cartridge," some Baauer, Iggy Azalea and plenty more. Love this show more than anything else on the Internets. Well, almost...

Koncept - Malt Disney

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Audimatic "Closer"

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Tanya Morgan "For Real"

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Been waiting for this one; this is taken from Rubber Souls, the long-awaited Tanya Morgan/6th Sense project that's due out this Summer. Thing of beauty right here, trust and believe. Produced by 6th Sense, (duh).



Rob Jay - Motivational Mondays

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Rob Jay is more than just "that dope rapper that be spitting with Hollywood FLOSS sometimes." He's a grown-ass man who tries to teach you some things. About nine months ago he started using his YouTube page as a tool to highlight the other sides of an artist, be it marathon studio sessions or just detailing the crazy conversations rappers have. He also started up a "Motivational Monday" series, where he essentially gives people tool to help better themselves. From the concepts of "letting people in" and "getting by giving" to being active, prepared, and focusing on yourself, he's slid some tools out there that many of you might be able to enjoy.

While you may not have time to watch all of the videos, you do have time to listen. Here's a free download of 15 Motivational Mondays in MP3 format. Take these jewels and apply them to your lives, see where you may end up.

DOWNLOAD Rob Jay - Motivational Mondays

DJ Wonder presents AnimalStatus EP16 (2/20/2013)

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This week's episode is a doozy; Wonder brought out the "Harlem Shake" remixes early, and even dropped his remix of a RTD favorite, Nice & Smooth's "Hip Hop Junkies." SAY WORD!

DJ Wonder presents AnimalStatus EP15 (2/13/2013)

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Sorry for the delay; this was sitting on my HD for a minute and I didn't get around to uploading. No flavor being wasted, as DJ Wonder managed to still go ham. He dropped one of my personal favorites, his cut "Trap Check," along with a slew of hip-hop tracks. Fucks with this one before you do anything else today, save brushing your teeth.

What's Eating Lil Wayne?- The Truth With Elliot Wilson

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The Combat Jack Show: Mona Scott-Young

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Via TheCombatJackShow: "In her most in-depth interview ever, Love and Hip-Hop creator Mona Scott-Young discusses the passing of her former Violator Management partner and friend Chris Lighty; addresses the criticisms of Love & Hip-Hop head on; talks about when rap stars like LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes were real larger than life stars and how she’d really like to work with Maino. We went Hollywood on this one."

[video] Oh No "Creepers"

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[video] King I Divine x ScienZe "The Treatment"

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The Combat Jack Show: The Lost Audio

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This is all of the stuff that happened outside of the Star & Bucwild interview, including a phone call with Premium Pete about that interview, Dallas speaking to the Africans, and a pair of Benhameen mixes.





Tyler, The Creator "Wolf"- The Truth with Elliott Wilson

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Curly Castro - FIDEL

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GRNDGD Presents: The Custodian Of Records – The Remixes Vol. 2

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My Interview with Zedd

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It's no secret that I work for Complex, but rarely does my job actually involve writing for Complex.com. I recently got a chance to interview Zedd, and while I wasn't the biggest fan of his work, in researching him, I got a better understanding and appreciation for what he does. We spoke for a bit, charting his course from a piano-playing youth to one of the biggest EDM artists currently doing it.

It got posted on Complex Music today. I smiled. Check out "Who Is Zedd?"

[video] Curly Castro "They Call Me Castro"

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FIDEL drops tomorrow.

Emcee Jermaine "Witness" (Maxi-Single)

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I hate when I'm busy and forget when my people drop heat. Jermaine definitely told me about this, even sent the tracks early, but without a reminder/link when the shit is out, I'm worthless. So, my bad. I'm busy, but my bad.

This is like the first proper new Jermaine release since Jermaine's EP, and it feels like a warm Sunday afternoon. Don't know if it's the beats or the knowledge, but it's always great to hear the man dropping dope lyrics over throwback sounds. Someone really needs to put dude on. Shouts to Q and The Mad Bloggers for premiering this.