Archive for 06/01/2015 - 07/01/2015

Snow Tha Product - "Bet That I Will"

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Snow is the truth, and this cut is proof. Be on the lookout for her next mixtape, The Rest Comes Later.

DJ Cable - "Justified"

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DJ Cable went ham on Justin Timberlake's breakout solo single, "Like I Love You." Something about the way he threw that grime-y edit on those Neptunes drums?! This is the anthem for the rest of the week.

Word is that this is the beginning of a Triangulum free download series, so keep on the lookout for those.

Oneman Gave Away A Fire Batch of Edits for Your Summer

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Fusing amazing electronic vibes with furious bars? Oneman knows me well. Here's his sick four-pack of gems for the summer, which you can download HERE.

Jon Hope Returns With a New Album, 'A Guy Named Harry'

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"When radio hear soul, it's hard for them to play it." Truer words, Jon Hope. Guess that's why we have these Internets, huh? Been a minute since I've heard something new from Providence, RI's Hope, but his latest, A Guy Named Harry, is a pretty amazing journey. I've given it a once over and it's overflowing with that raw, real life. Everyone had dealt with the "fuck it, shit happens" that's chanted on "F.I.S.H. & Coffee Milk," but we can't relate to everyone when they take it there. Guess that's why we need a Jon Hope, huh? Stream the full album down below.

Tone Liv and DJ Priorty Finally Released Their 'Clockwork' LP

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Been waiting for this Tone Liv x DJ Priority project Clockwork for a while! Seventeen tracks of that raw hip-hop straight out of Jersey? Nothing but head-nodding instrumentals with rough, rugged, and raw lyrics. 'Nuff said.

Rich Quick Runs Through The Life and Death of 2Pac in Five Minutes

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An essential history lesson on one of the best to ever do it:

"Searching For Tupac Shakur explains the life of prolific rap icon 2Pac from his birth within the Black Panther Party throughout his rocky yet extremely successful music and film career up until his untimely death. Rich Quick, a life-long fan of 2Pac delivers this biography in rhyme-form driving attention away from both the well known feud between he and The Notorious B.I.G and the many conspiracy theories surrounding his passing."

SHAMAN - BLUDLU$T Experiment

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Interesting collection of material from this Texas-based act. I love the first track a lot. Something to bang in your subs.

Ho99o9 - HORRORs OF 1999 EP

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A little tougher than what's normally posted, but sometimes I get in that zone. "Day Of Vengeance" is that fire.

Black Collar Biz - "Blessings On Blessings"

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The homey Black Collar Biz surprised my inbox with this French Summers-produced gem, "Blessings On Blessings." We stay stressing, but really, shit could be harder... right? Sometimes we need to get our heads out of our own asses, look around, and realize what we DO have on this earth.

Taso Links With DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn, and DJ Manny For His 'Teklife Till Tha Next Life Vol. 2' Compilation

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Footwork is a sound that feels like it was made for me. Even bigger than drum & bass, which consumed my life for years on end (and is still near to my heart), there's something about a bunch of dance music-loving DJs and producers who throw SO MUCH of their hip-hop love and appreciation into their material. The Teklife crew is it for me; their sample sources and aesthetic just speak to me.

Teklife member Taso is back with the second of his Teklife Till Tha Next Life series, featuring collaborations with DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn, and DJ Manny, breathing new life into material from Raekwon, Styles P, Ice Cube, and others, while still keeping it jungle-paced and amazing. Grab this shit for free ASAP, then drop a 10 spot on the first volume.

Statik Selektah ft. Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$ - "Beautiful Life"

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Taken from Statik Selektah's Lucky 7 (which is out on July 7th), Action Bronson and Joey Bada$$ coast over this silky smooth track. Something all piff blowers need to bounce and rock to.

Rapper Big Pooh - "Stop"

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Pooh will always hold a place in our hearts. This Apollo Brown-produced joint is taken from Words Paint Pictures, which dropped back in March.

Dannie Walker - "Thank You"

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Dannie Walker pays tribute to her mother on this soulful second track from her debut EP, The Half Empty Optimist. Jett I. Masstyr brings the old school appeal on the boards, and produced the entire release.

Pete Rock - "Heaven & Earth"

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Some of that signature Pete Rock. This single is free, and is taken from Petestrumentals 2, which drops on June 23. Enjoy.

The Doppelgangaz - “Scintilla”

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Need one of those cape things.

RoQy TyRaiD - "Nonpareil"

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Sometimes, I get shit that's dope because dude is a great spitter. Others? It's just a fire instrumental with meh lyrics. This "Nonpareil" shit from RoQy TyRaiD with beats from Jimmy Flight is the best of both worlds. The track doesn't stand still; there's so many intricate, intriguing textures to this track, allowing RoQy's amazing stream of consciousness bars to work wonders. The cover and title won't make sense until the very end, but it'll hit you and you'll just throw your fitted in the air like "yup, that's it."

DJ J Hart ft. Rich Quick, Audible Doctor, Nutso & Davenport Grimes - "Mean Street$"

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If you look at this line-up and kind find a reason to rock with this track, you might be going crazy. Rich Quick, Nutso, and the Audible Doctor all on one jawn? Impeccable. It's made even iller with that DJ J Hart production. Word is this is taken from Hart's Passport EP, which is due out in September.

(DJ Booth)

Tayyib Ali - "Travelin'"

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"Get up off you ass, homey, go on and make the shit happen" = WORD LIFE!

Sol Zalez - "More Than Once"

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One of Jersey's finest kicking that flyness.

DJ QBert Returns With His Second "Hard Boidled Scrambled Egg" Break Mix

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If you're a fan of dusty fingered breakbeats, and didn't rock with QBert's first Hard Boiled Scrambled Egg mix, you played yourself. This time around, the master links up with DJ Rockit Rooster to get back... waaaaay back. Live your life to this.

(Mass Appeal)

Dru Ha on Juan Epstein

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Newest latest episode of Juan Epstein features one of the minds behind Duck Down Records, Dru Ha: "Inspired by last week’s episode, we brought in the one and only Dru Ha from Duck Down and Boot Camp Click. He breaks down the whole Duck Down history, his relationship with Buckshot, and includes some of the classic Puffy and Pac stories."