Friday, Feb. 2nd 2007 playlist

Another week down the hole... and what an interesting week... wow, that was crazy unbelievable eh? LOL. In any case, I have a load of music to hit you with; let's stop the nonsense and get invovled:

01/Omarion "Ice Box (Nappy Vs. Tes La Rok Dubstep Mix)" [taken from Nappy's 2nd package of THUGSTEP, this one is possibly the most beautiful mix he has done. They pianos Tes La Rok used, that bassline - it just vibes so well with not only Omarion's vocals, but the whole vibe of his lyrics. Check it out...]
02/J Past & Donnie Blake "Deadly Combination Remix" [Taken from J Past & Donnie Blake's Introducing Dr. Donald Blake album, J drops 3 of his dopest instrumentals underneath the classic 2 Pac/Big L/Biggie Smalls gem of a track, "Deadly Combination". Nice mix.]
03/Birdman & Lil' Wayne "Leather So Soft" [I can't help it; I see the video all the time, and Weezy's first verse always makes me laugh, esp. when he gets into that "my rag always red, just like when them ho's bleed"... ridic.]
04/Limewax "Dirty Human" [you gotta love Free DNB MP3s. Dylan said this is never getting a proper release, and there might be MORE Freak stuff dropping on MP3 in the future... HEAVY TUNE BTW, not for the faint of heart...]
05/Stephen Marley ft. Damian Marley & Buju Banton "The Traffic Jam" [big track. Told you guys about this last week. VH1 Soul still rinsing the video... sans Buju, for some reason. Loving that beatbox/dancehall hybrid.]
06/Die & Clipz "Work It Out (Dub)" [Die & Clipz bring back that old double bass sound for this one. Why, who knows, but they seem to link up and bring that revival sound. The flipside is the Roni Size VIP of "Number 1", which is kind of dumb if you ask me.]
07/Breakage "I N I" [long awaited 12" from Breakage on Digital Soundboy. Very heavy dub stylings on this one, with some nice snare hits. Deep vibes on this one, a step out of the normal dancefloor ready grooves, which is great for the label.]
08/Bass Clef "Eight Zero Eight" [taken from Bass Clef's 2006 CD, this one rocks loads of 808 sounds inna dubstep/grime zone, which works very well. It's actually a lil more straight up Dub, wacked out, than anything else. Don't sleep.]
09/Gridlok "Hidden Threat" [Gridlok came correct with the 2nd installment of his Break The System LP, and this is probably one of the more interesting numbers on it. It comes on as straight up fuzzbox downtempo stylings, but then delves deeper, into some grimey, amen-smashing techfunk. Honestly, I liked pt. 1 of this LP much more, but this LP does have its moments.]
10/Mr. Vegas ft. Lexus "Taxi Fare (Remix)" [that "Taxi Fare" chorus shit kills me. Dancehall MCs and singers have such a mastery of melody, its crazy. It doesn't hurt to have this Mission Impossible/Knight Rider guitar sounding thing in there. I had this on repeat yesterday morn. I hope Jitesh digs the dancehall CD I made for him...
11/Tube "Break Bop" [I don't expect a lot of you to know who Tube is, or have heard his 1997 CD Alive, but back then I was all about the Jungle Sky/Home Entertainment labels. His CD was pure jungle noodling, but had that IDM twist to get it out on HOE. This one, I rocked the shit out of this track when I was at LaSalle. There was an alley not too far from the tennis courts that we dubbed "Crack Alley" because it looked straight out of the Trenton crack dens... anyways, I was bouncing to this track and created a dance I cannot remember called the "Crack Alley Shuffle". Those were the days... Anyways, this one is a hectic number. Has a sick groove, but you gotta get into it first. Get committed lol.]
12/Joulz Il "The Urge" [this is from current unsigned hype from Dallas, TX, Joulz Il. Interview with him is DONE and coming to rock the dub NEXT WEEK. This is more of a club banger, but he has a load of other tracks for you to dissect. Shouts to 5 Starr; we teasing you for next week...]


Check out some dope mixes from guys like Redeyes, Code, Martsman, Chris INP and Kuttin Edge over at FYLP Feb 2nd 2007 at the DPD.


If you are looking for Hip-Hop mixes, check out Introducing Dr. Donald Blake from J. Past & Donnie Blake. Also make sure you grab that Chrome Children v.2 from Stones Throw. I'll have another dope mix for you next week, just haven't peeped it yet.


For some Hip-Hop beef/drama/album sale talk, check out this post from NahRight. Anytime 50 Cent is on Hot97, it's a treat, and this one might go down in the record books: not only did he discuss Koch shit with both Styles P AND Cam'ron, but then Jim Jones came in to plug everything, including an "urban 9 1/2 Weeks" he's supposedly starring in. Ew.

Finally, I want to shout out NahRight, The Rap Up AND Spine Magazine for lacing the blog world with those AWESOME remixes of Nas' "Where Are They Now"; the "80s Remix" features the following MCs: Grandmaster Caz, MC Shan, Raheem (Furious Five), Doctor Ice (UTFO), Kangol (UTFO), Kool Moe Dee, Sha Rock (Funky Four Plus One), Tito (Fearless Four), Lique (Isis of X Clan), Dana Dane, Pebblee Poo & Just Ice. The "90s Remix" features the following: Redhead Kingpin, The Original Spinderella, Rob Base, Father MC, Monie Love, Mike D (of the Jungle Brothers), EST (of 3XDope), Positive K, Das EFX, Lords of the Underground, Dres (of Black Sheep). Finally, the "West Coast Remix" features the following: Breeze, Kam, King Tee, Candyman, Threat, Ice-T, Sir Mix-A-Lot and the Conscious Daughters, with DJ Bobcat on the cut. You gotta respect that. Nas made me eat my words about "Where Are They Now", or he just read my review and did what I asked him to.


Since Nas gave the MCs some, I figured, why not give the producers and DJs some? So for this week's FINAL THOUGHT, here are some vids of how the Hip-Hop DJs and producers get down:

Pete Rock on the MPC2000XL:

MC Shan & Marley Marl "Marley Scratch":

Cash Money, one of the ILLEST DJs from any era, from the 1988 DMC Finals:

Finally, Jam Master Jay (RIP) (with a lil help from Mista Sinista) teaching some chick how to scratch:

IIGHT, that's all for now, folks. More lessons in the near future...

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