Archive for 03/01/2013 - 04/01/2013

[video] Intuition & Equalibrium "Finish With A Kill"

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[video] Notes to Self "Used to Be Dark"

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Lyriciss, Phil Da Phuture, & Fat Trel "Duffle Bag (Faded)"

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[video] Uptown XO "Spread Love"

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[video] Side Effect & Mirage512 "Titans"

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SkyBlew ft. CJ Suitt "The Digi Destined"

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Praverb ft. Dj Grazzhoppa "The Social Network"

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Tommie Chase "Chalupa"

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Reef The Lost Cauze & Emynd - Your Favorite MC's Favorite Beats

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STS - Gold Rush III

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Dave Raps ft. Mr. Trafficante "Bank Note"

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Benja Styles Presents Royal Rumble

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Mario Dones ft. Nick Pratt & Slo-Mo "Antartica"

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Seven-Year Itch

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For the seven of you out there keeping score, rockthedub has turned seven-years-old today. Usually, I have some kind of compilation sorted out for this occasion. Do Androids Dance has occupied so much of my time, I've not been as active on RTD.

Call it the seven-year-itch.

Love this site, and I won't let it go (and I do make sure I'm posting things during the week), but I just didn't have the time. What I do have is a bunch of posts going up today. Not that anyone other than you seven care.

I do want to shout all of you out there: the folks who have been riding for years, the artists who have sent tracks or hit me up about pushing your music. Anyone who didn't believe. Anyone who slept. Everyone. I couldn't do any of this without you, and will continue to do it because of you. All of you.

Take a shot (or seven) for RTD. We're not going anywhere. Hell, we have a premiere dropping tomorrow. Fucks with us.

Dom O Briggs "Valid"

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Smoke DZA "Ghost Of Dipset"

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The Combat Jack Show: R.A. The Rugged Man

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Via TheCombatJackShow: "Crustified Dibbs breaks down why Eminem took his spot, why he jerked Attorney Reggie Osse out of $10,000, the time the Notorious B.I.G. smacked the schitt out of his man, how it was nothing for him to grow up with murderers and killers in his home, how he went from being the most wanted emcee to no one returning his calls, who at Jive Records is a Fuckyberg, how minor leagues money is better than the major leagues and why he remains one of the most respected lyricists in the game."

Beyonce's Back- The Truth with Elliott Wilson

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Dumhi - FELADELPHIA

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Via Dumhi: "Last year I was in a beat battle. We made beats out of Fela songs. These are said beats. Best served in Spring!"


[video] Shawn Lov ft. Self (as Grizzly Adams) "Another Level"

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[video] Cult Favorite "For All Of These Birds"

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Jett I. Masstyr - Up The Road

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YC the Cynic "Hallelujah"

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[video] Frank Ramz "Bad To The Bone"

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Praverb ft. Thee Tom Hardy "Super Saiyans"

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[video] BIG S.I.N. "I'm Human" / "Take Em To Church (ft. 3Hundred)"

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Apollo The Great "5AM Eastern Time"

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Dom O Briggs "Mighty Morphin"

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Knew Era "Pat Ewing"

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The Custodian of Records produced this, and put me on to dude. Loving it - need the full track doe!

[video] Al-Kayduh - "Want It All"

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Donwill x Ilyas "God Protects Us"

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Donwill letting loose of some flyness: "i have like an albums worth of demo's from sessions that me and ilyas did over Suhburb's production from like 05? 04? at any rate this is one of my favorites."

The Combat Jack Show: Noreaga

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Via TheCombatJackShow: "This week, we welcome the Super Thug aka N.O.R.E. and get to the bottom of the long standing “beef” between P.A.P.I. and “super attorney” Reggie Ossé. Noreaga speaks on his history with Mobb Deep, Notorious B.I.G., Tragedy, Capone, Chris Lighty and other rap luminaries. Plus, Nore tells us about his trip to the fat farm to visit the late, great Big Pun. Get ready for Combat!!!"

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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