Pre-4th Of July Kick Off (July 3rd 2008)

The Red, White & Green Party ooks like a dope event, featuring both Keith Murray and Peter Rosenberg among those performing, with proceeds being donated to Obama for America. Get with the program, people!

Knitting Factory, Thursday. Be there!
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rock the dub radio: episode 023

That #23 is a powerful number. It means quality, excellence and a long-standing legacy. Am I perfect and excellent in every way? No, but I am striving towards it. Hell, I didn't ever see myself doing my little corny podcasts, or that people would respond. It's been a deep trek, and I'm proud to continue to embark on it.

This mix was made Friday night, after I got the dirty/no DJ version of Nas' "Fried Chicken". Some cuts from The Lighthouse Project, more new Nas, and a host of joints that I am feeling currently. Check me out:

rock the dub radio: episode 023
(direct MP3 dload / beatplexity mirror)


01/Nas ft. Busta Rhymes "Fried Chicken"
02/Nas "Sly Fox"
03/David Banner ft. Nas "Middle Finger"
04/Vordul Mega "Megagraphitti"
05/Vast Aire "The Man With Out Fear"
06/Cam'ron "My Aura"
07/Brokn.Englsh "TCBY"
08/5th Flow "The Reign"
09/Muja Messiah ft. Slug & HAP "O'Silly Me"
10/Wale ft. Skyzoo "The Hacksaw Jim Duggan"
11/Hustle Simmons ft. 84 & Fel Sweetenburg "The Rundown"
12/Bun B "That's Gangsta (The Amps Remix)"
13/Master 3 "What Is Your Name"
14/Nobody "Dirty New Jerz"
15/R.O.E. "Can't Help Myself"
16/Cy Yung "Dreamcatcher Revisited"
17/Daft Punk & Jay-Z "Something About Us (Burt Fox Blend)"
18/Jay-Z ft. Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel & Amil "You, Me, Him And Her"
19/Lupe Fiasco "U, Me, Him And Her Freestyle"
20/Ludacris "Big Ass House Freestyle"
21/Rick Ross ft. T-Pain "The Boss"
22/Rick Ross ft. Lil' Wayne, Young Jeezy & Trick Daddy "Luxury Tax"
23/Freeway "When They Remember"
24/N.E.R.D. "Everyone Nose"
25/Von Pea, Elucid, Che Grand & Spec Boogie "Lessondary Nose"
26/Praverb "The King"
27/Brokn.Englsh "Different World"
28/Joulz Il "Imagine That"
29/Burt Fox & El Juba "The Jungle"
30/Common ft. Pharrell "Announcement"
31/Junclassic "The Promo"
32/Brown Bag All-Stars "Make Way"
33/Nas ft. stic.man "Association"

Fresh, fresh cuts. Any DJs/MCs/producers lookin' to submit music to me, just holler.

rock the dub radio \ RSS \ iTunes
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Vordul Mega "Megagraphitti"

Vordul Mega "Megagraphitti" (prod. by Zach One): New shit from 1/2 of one of my favorite duos of all time, produced by the homey Zach One, from Mega's forthcoming Megagraphitti album (Shake posted the tracklist to this monster). You think this is gonna even touch Cold Vein?
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Nas ft. Busta Rhymes "Fried Chicken"

Nas ft. Busta Rhymes "Fried Chicken": This is my shit. 'Nuff said. I know Jon Jon doesn't like (get?) what they are doing, and if you don't get it, I can't help you.

EDIT: Here's the dirty/No DJ version, via 2DB.

Big up to Young Sav.

related: Nas Untitled Cover+Tracklist
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Nas Untitled Cover+Tracklist

Wow. This all started with me hitting up Shake, speaking about how shocked I was at this "Sly Fox" track and all of its dopeness. Shake, feeling the exact way I am, then goes and hits the internets with the tracklist! Check it out:

01. Queens Get The Money (Produced by Jay Electronica)
02. You Can’t Stop Us Now (Featuring Eban Thomas of The Stylistics & The Last Poets) (Produced by Salaam Remi)
03. Breathe (Produced by J. Myers & Dustin Moore)
04. Make The World Go Round (Featuring Chris Brown & The Game) (Co-produced by Cool & Dre & The Game)
05. Hero (Featuring Keri Hilson) (Produced by Polow Da Don)
06. America (Produced by Stargate)
07. Sly Fox (Produced by stic.man of Dead Prez)
08. Testify (Produced by Mark Batson)
09. N.I.G.G.E.R. (The Slave And The Master) (Produced by DJ Toomp)
10. Untitled (Produced by stic.man of Dead Prez)
11. Fried Chicken (Featuring Busta Rhymes) (Produced by Mark Ronson)
12. Project Roach (Featuring The Last Poets) (Produced by Eric Hudson)
13. Ya’ll My Niggas (Produced by J. Myers)
14. We’re Not Alone (Featuring Mykel) (Produced by stic.man of Dead Prez)
15. Black President (Featuring Johnny Polygon) (Produced by DJ Green Lantern)

Damn, I need that "Let's Go" joint. Where did it end up? Regardless, based on everything that's leaked so far, and The Nigger Tape, I am definitely hype on this. I will go so far as to say that I will videotape myself buying this CD if it comes out in with this kind of venom on it. Dead serious.

Maybe I'm not done with Nas after all...
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Brokn.Englsh "Different World"

Brokn.Englsh "Different World" (prod. by Illmind): This sat on my harddrive for a week or 2 without me realizing that I needed to unearth this to the masses. The NJ trio does it again, with Illmind on the boards? Gotta love how Ill throws those different elements in the beat, seemingly at will. Don't even think about sleepin'.
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Atlantic Connection Vs. Hip-Hop

Here's some fresh DnB Bootleg goodness from Atlantic Connection, who had some DnB bootlegs hogging up space on his HD and decided to unearth them for the masses! I was actually wondering if that Kanye West one was going to see the light of day, ever since hearing Infiltrata spin it...

Loves it! Go grab Tomorrow's Not Enough, early!
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Snoop: "Detox Is Finished"

Rolling Stone reports that Snoop confirmed Detox is finished, and just needs to be finalized:

“That record is real, it’s coming,” Snoop Dogg said, having recently recorded tracks for Dre’s album. “I was starting to doubt it myself and then I went up in there and he played so much music for me it knocked my head off.” Snoop also adds the album is finished, and now it’s up to Dre to go through all the songs he’s culled and decide which make the final cut. “I see what he got them waiting for, it’s on and poppin’,” the Doggfather said. Snoop also revealed that Dre will produce his next record, the follow-up to Ego Trippin’.

I hope Dr. Dre can deliver a better album for Snoop than Ego Trippin'. And still no timeline on Detox coming out = hella skeptical.
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Black Blondie "For The Taste"

Black Blondie "For The Taste": Something a bit different for a change... this actually hits my mood right about now. Dynamic vocalist, true MUSIC from a band skraight out of the MPLS. Talk about your moody music, but this has that ill vibe to it - it's sort of Trip-Hoppish, but homegirl's got better pipes that most singers out there. Also has a vintage quality to it. Definitely peep this, especially for those who are fans of Sharon Jones, Amy Winehouse and that ilk.

They have a load of shows lined up... take a trip to see them if you're in the area:

6.27.08 Pride Block Party OUTSIDE @ Bryant and Lake in Uptown, Minneapolis, MN
7.11.08 Headlining "Day of Music" @ Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN
7.13.08 Bastille Day OUTSIDE of Barbette, Minneapolis, MN
7.19.08 West Bank Summer Festival OUTSIDE the Nomad World Pub, Minneapolis, MN
7.27.08 MUJA MESSIAH- record release show @ First Ave Mainroom, Minneapolis, MN
7.31.08 Epilepsy Foundation benefit w/ Romantica @ the Varsity, Minneapolis, M
8.15.08 Black Blondie + Roma di Luna + Aby Wolf @ the Triple Rock, Minneapolis, MN
8.16.08 Square Lake Festival w/ Happy Apple + more, FREE CAMPING included: the festival is located near Square Lake Park in Stillwater, MN

Props to BB's Tasha for hitting me with this, and Jon Jon for the good word.

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Kid Color Carded & Discarded Mixtape

Check out this club-tastic mixtape from Chi-town (by way of So. Cal) DJ Kid Color:
DOWNLOAD: one MP3 / split tracks


1. Animal Collective – For Reverend Green (Kid Color edit)
2. Ghostface Killah – Charlie Brown (Yuksek Remix)
3. The Black Ghosts – Face (Philipe De Boyar Remix)
4. Simian Mobile Disco – Hot Dog
5. Bobmo – To The Bobmobile
6. The Count & Sinden feat. Kid Sister – Beeper (A-Trak Remix)
7. Does It Offend You, Yeah? – Weird Science
8. Kid Color – Yo ZongaMajesty!
9. Kid Color – Phoenix B-O-O-T-A-Y
10. Chromeo – Fancy Footwork (Guns N Bombs Remix)
11. Junkie XL – Booming Right At You
12. Timbaland – Miscommunication (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)
13. Them Jeans – Lloyd vs. Yuksek (Them Jeans Blend)
14. D.I.M. – Is You (JFK Remix)
15. Kid Sister – Pro Nails (Bag Raiders Remix)
16. Kid Color – Digital Pu$$y
17. Daft Punk – Digital Love (Red Foxx's Bmore Surprise Mix)
18. Justice – D.V.N.O. (LA Riots Bootleg Remix)
19. Klaxons – Golden Skans (Switch Remix)
20. Death From Above 1979 – Sexy Results (MSTRKRFT Remix)
21. Death From Above 1979 – Sexy Results (Blake Miller Is Ruthless edit)
22. The Avalanches – Ray of Zdarlight
23. Sebastian – Ross Ross Ross
24. Kid Color – Throw Some Data On That Mix
25. MSTRKRFT – Street Justice (MSTRKRFT remix)
26. Herve & Yo Majesty – Get Low Club Action (Scattermish Timid Fuckup edit)
27. Cut Copy – Lights & Music (Boys Noize Happy Birthday Remix)

Go throw on some tight pants and get your party on. Big up to Becca for the heads up.
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Fakts One Long Range Cover+Tracklist

Fakts One is 1/3 of The Perceptionists, and is apparently M.I.A.?:

Although most of the details are sketchy, the one thing that’s certain is that the once highly influential underground hip-hop DJ/Producer and Perceptionist member, Fakts One, one day, simply disappeared. Some blame problems with his record label that folded right before the scheduled release of his debut solo album. Others say the stresses of the unstable music industry led Fakts to turn his back on hip-hop as a profession. Whatever the reason, he decided to make a clean break from the music and many of his closest friends in the industry haven’t heard from him since.

Wild. I remember hearing a few of these leak years ago - like 4, 5 years ago to be exact! Well, it looks like Nature Sounds is finally dropping his Long Range album on July 22nd. Check out the tracklist:

1.) Ridin' Dirty
2.) Grown Folks f/ Little Brother
3.) Life Music f/ Rocklyn & Maya Azucena
4.) OK f/ Kingsize & Outerspace
5.) Born For This f/Chan
6.) Don't Stop f/Boot Camp Clik
7.) The Showstarter f/ The Perceptionists (Mr. Lif & Akrobatik)
8.) Audiovisual f/ J Live
9) U From The Q f/ Universal
10.) Set The Mood f/ Grayskul
11.) Moments Matter f/ Tajai (of Souls Of Mischief)
12.) Selfish f/ Akrobatik & Iyadonna
13.) Longevity f/ Rasco, Planet Asia & Shakes Da Mayor
14.) The Showstarter (Walkman Remix) f/ The Perceptionists (Mr. Lif & Akrobatik)

I remember "Grown Folks" dropping a bit ago, as well as "The Showstarter" (I might have to unearth that on a forthcoming rock the dub radio). Dude is serious on the beats, so I'd definitely pick this up when it drops. Meta-props to Matt for the info.
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Black ELement "The Itis"

Black ELement "The Itis" (prod. by 6th Sense): Here's a bangin' cut that Black EL & Notherground's 6th Sense did together that is not coming out on A Major Minority. Some fire coming out of the New England area!

Word is A Major Minority is being mixed now for a July release (for free.99), so keep it locked to amajorminority.com and rock the dub for future info on this project!
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DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #22

DJ Cable did a lil' digging this week...



01. Kurtis Blow - The Breaks
02. Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
03. Mohawks - The Champ
04. Fatback Band - Backstrokin
05. Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage
06. Funkadelic - Knee Deep
07. James Brown - Get Up Offa That Thing
08. Rick James - Ghetto Life
09. Rick James - Give It To Me
10. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
11. Curtis Mayfield - Pusherman

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Tanya Morgan "Hip-Hop Is Dead 2"

Tanya Morgan "Hip-Hop Is Dead 2": Here's another cut from TM's The Bridge EP, which is shaping up to be a pretty ill release (cop it over at Amazon). This is one of those tracks where, if someone is like "ayo, Hip-Hop is dead, son", you just put this one on and nod ya head.

Bonus Beats: Tanya Morgan ft. Czelena "Be You"
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Theo "Sweetest Language" [snippet]

Theo "Sweetest Language [snippet]" (prod. by Profit): Fresh new Theo leaks, you already know. You recognize that piano, right? Theo going in on how he got from where he came to where he's at now. Dude has that hunger in his voice... The Birth is coming!
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Blend Time: Jay-Z vs. Daft Punk

Daft Punk vs. Jay-Z "Something About Us (Burt Fox Blend)" / "Something About Us 2 (Burt Fox Blend 2)": Heard on RiotControl 12, the homey Burt Fox has unleashed this DJ tool on the masses, blending Jigga's Who U Wit with some laid-back Daft Punk flavors. Smooth, mellow summer funk. The 2nd version includes that slick and sexy electro-fused singing in the middle. So choice for you selectors out there.
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The Lighthouse Project (Disc 2)

I hit you guys with Disc 1 two weeks ago, and have gotten a lot of positive feedback from heads who are in tune to the sound. I look at this compilation as kind of two sides of the same coin. Where Disc 1 was a bit more harder, mixtape-feel to it, Disc 2 has a lot of the same themes underlying: social issues, love, and a host of introspective moods, wrapped around slick production and capped off with some dope instrumentals. Ah, just read on...

01. Freddie Joachim ft. Lauren Santiago & Jacewon "Hear It From You": Yes, I know, this isn't technically Hip-Hop, but ease off. This is my Hip-Hop Soul joint for the summer. Joachim has beats, Lauren has a sultry voice and Jacewon ties the whole story of yearning with a sick verse... and an extra endpiece. Reminds me of that Pete Rock shit, with a hint of that Neo Soul in it. This is on Joachim's In With Time, which is available... in Japan.
02. Big Quarters ft. Alicia Steele "August": This is from Big Quarters' Lake City Browns album. I dropped the video from this a few months back, and it still has that perfect chilled Sunday afternoon vibe. It's also the perfect compliment to "Hear It From You". Minneapolis, what?!?!?
03. Black ELement "Human": Black EL is on a roll right now, and if you've been hip to the internets, you should have seen this one around. I heard this a bit ago, and had to have it for this project. I love the switch-up in the beat when the chorus comes in, and he throws some witty lines and sows some deeper seeds (check that 2nd verse). A Major Minority is coming...
04. Amanda Diva "Supa-Woman": I was so mad - I couldn't lock down any other tracks from strong female MC's. I got my hands on this one early, and loved that bassline. Amanda has always been an artist I have loved, ever since I saw her spoken word, through her MTV2 stint. She is a chick that many heads would love to wife up - just the total package. One would hope you guys are keepin' into her DivaSpeakTV webisodes, as well as her blog over at Okayplayer. Props to Saptosa for the hook-up.
05. Fanu "So Sleeps The City": One thing I did get, however, were some dope instrumental jams. This is the first of the trifecta. Fanu is one of the artists on this comp who is not necessarily known for his Hip-Hop production - he is more of a Drum & Bass/Jungle/Downtempo soundboy. I sent out a load of e-mails on a whim, and was granted permission to use this track. Has that nice feel of a city like New York, like 1:30AM on a Friday, where the rest of the world is dead but this town is alive and kicking, and you're driving in a taxi, taking it all in. Heavy track.
06. Elucid "Step Careful": I leaked this cut earlier this month (again, I had this track pegged for a minute), and to be honest, I wish I had more from dude. Elucid is an emcee that went from a cat I'd converse with briefly to someone who I've been trying to get shit done with for a minute now. We'll see how that goes... regardless, this Waxwerks11701-produced, harpsichord-driven revival music anthem is from E's forthcoming Save Yourself album. Be on the lookout for that.
07. Muja Messiah "True Lies": Muja has been making crazy noise on this site for the better part of 2008, and for good reason - so much so, that this is the 2nd track of his on this comp! This is one of those wild, conspiracy theory heavy tracks that plays a great bookend to the previous track, spit over a mid-tempo banger. His album (Thee Adventures of A B-Boy D-Boy) is dropping on Black Corners on July 29th as well!
08. Wu-Tang Clan "C.R.E.A.M. (Zyon Base Mix)": Zyon Base is a producer who I only knew about from his Drum & Bass productions, so imagine my surprise when he hits me one Saturday with this ill remix of a classic Wu-Tang favorite. It's actually got a sound of something that could have been a B-side to the "C.R.E.A.M." single, which is always dope. I guess I have that old-Soul sound in me. Props to Hobzee for letting me know ZB did Hip-Hop.
09. Wordsmith "The Soulless Saint": Wordsmith is another artist who has gotten 'nuff play on this blog. The one thing I didn't know about dude was that he could weave stories like this, but "The Soulless Saint" is one to grow on. As a leader and a guy striving to make moves, you have to respect dude's hustle. Check out The Mid-Year Review mixtape Words did with Denox & HipHopDX recently.
10. Cave Precise "GOD": This was an early addition to this project, as well. Cave is a talented producer of both straight-up Hip-Hop and some more twisted, genre-bending flavors. This has that pimped-out flex to it, but the organs and the overall feel had me open from jump. The beat CD this came on has some fire on it - MCs looking for beats, take note.
11. Praverb "Urban Legends": Teddy Roxpin went in on this beat. If I was an emcee, I'd want an album of tracks like this. Praverb is such a dope MC, though, it's good to hear him rip this one up. His first verse has been a quottable for me, just for the things he touches on (MF Doom, Cloverfield, etc.), but then tries to get you cats to think about things (like what "Crank Dat" is promoting). Talk about edutainment! I also recently reviewed his Center Of Attention album, which you heads need to check out.
12. Radius "South Shore (Baahumgbug!)": Fire production from Chicago. Instrumental Hip-Hop albums were my lifeblood back in '95, '96, so it's good to hear cats in the '08 still keeping fresh ideas up. If you need a good album to road trip to, or some different flavors for your iPods in general, Neighborhood Suicide is the way to go. I might have a special version of this coming...
13. Burt Fox & El Juba "The Jungle": This might be one of my favorite cuts on this entire compilation. That nasty Electro drive is slowed down, with Juba going buck on some revolutionary but gangsta steeze. Really big track, something you put on in the whip late at night and coast to, doing whatever you do, middle finger to the law. Props to Burt and the entire RiotControl fam. Hopefully he finishes more of his tracks!
14. Joulz Il "Imagine That": Joulz is an MC out of Dallas that I've been trying to put you guys onto for the longest. He is looking for a deal, and deserves one. Not too many cats from out that way are known for being lyrical, and dude actually sounds like a dude from out East, but regardless, he is a gifted MC (with a gifted producer, Entity Starr) who is making captivating music. Real uplifting, symphonic-feel to this joint, and his lyrics are so dense, and actually go from point A to B by song's end. This should be the anthem to all artists who are looking to get the big nickel...
15. Monsta X "Mind Of A Monsta": How about this is produced by MF Grimm? Some more Monster Island Czars shit, with X just going for broke over this eerie, bass-heavy beat. Just some straight, "what's going on in my mind" shit, with some boomin' beats that you might not regularly rock to. Jun hit me with this - good looks fam!
16. Wafeek ft. Azeem "I'mma Learn You": Wafeek's an MC that Trackstar put me onto, and for good reason. I wanted to put out a gang of freestyles over these beat tapes I compiled, and Wafeek hit me with this, over the Dome Cracker Remix of Das EFX's "Microphone Master", and another over a Gravediggaz jam. He flows so effortlessly on this one, and touches on a bunch of topics. Definitely expect to be hearing more from this talented cat.
17. Dyane P & Lex "Confused": I went to high school with Lex, and recently touched base with him via internets, and was surprised by the wealth of cuts he sent me. He actually said going over these has him picking up the pen again, which I feel like is my doing, so hopefully he has more work to put out. I remember him putting me onto the Freestyle Fellowship cats, and bugging over The Slim Shady LP, and hearing his packed lines always kills me. That real Cali open mic flow, which I can always appreciate. And that Ill Oytreb beat ain't nothing to sneeze at, either!
18. Big Jus "Resilient": Another Wally Clark-produced joint - actually, the first Wally Clark track I heard, and it still has me open. That ill super-hero vibe in the string sample, with some understated boom-bap on it. Big Jus goes hard on the beat, doing it justice. I'd like to hear some other cats get a crack at this beat.
19. Altered St8s "Last Call": This is some real-life talk for you guys who work during the week and need to hit the bar for a cold on. Really encapsulates what some cats go through, just some real life shit. Shouts to Lyfestile for this one, he's a monster on this. And this was also the joint that I always wanted to end on, not just for the title but the whole vibe, from the melancholy piano to that Common scratch in the hook. Fitting end to this disc, and the project as a whole.

Again, I have everything uploaded to Mediafire, as well as in a nice, easy .rar file. I appreciate everyone who submitted a track, conversed with me about this project (aka listen to me gripe), anyone who shot a suggestion, Tech Supreme for the dope covers, my close friends and family for the encouragement, all of the artists out there making it happen - anyone on these two discs is a problem! Your work/encouragement/inspiration/words mean so much to me, and are what keeps blogs like this going.

This is for Hip-Hop.

This is not the final piece to this puzzle... nor is this the last Lighthouse Project. Stay tuned!
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RIP George Carlin

Rest in peace, George Carlin.

Let me first start this by saying that, not only is Carlin one of my favorite White comedians of all time, he is in my top 5 (being beat out by Pryor, Chris Rock, and a few others). He combines a few of my favorite qualities about comedians: he's smart, and he doesn't pull punches. And even though he definitely called into question a host of things about our society, he did it from an intellectual angle that is very appreciated... to the point where HBO gave him 14 fucking specials, the last one releases earlier this year (where, admittedly, he did look a lil' worse for wear). I remember him speaking on death and mortality in one of the interviews leading up to that special, so I am not surprised he has recently passed (given his health and bouts with substance abuse), but fuck all of that.

The man was a genius, and had been counter-culture before many of you scared rabble-rousers even picked up a pen. Check out a few of these clips:

You will be missed. I think I'm gonna do a lil' tribute to him. Soon come...

EDIT Wifey just passed me the CNN obit.
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KONCEPT, JLOG1C & Soul Khan "Make Way"

KONCEPT, JLOG1C & Soul Khan "Make Way" (prod. by Mr. Porter): Three Brown Bag All-Stars representers drop some fresh Hip-Hop over this Mr. Porter-laced beast. They take a lot of you herbs to task, so definitely pay close attention.

Big up to KONCEPT for lacing me with this!
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The Best of Buckwild & O.C.

In this HHIR exclusive, there's an ill compilation of O.C. tracks produced by Buckwild. Get your Hip-Hop history on, chumps. Shouts to Aaron M.
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[video] NTV: Like Father, Like Son

Watch as Jelani and father Dapper Dan have a dialogue. Dapper Dan is a legendary stylist to hip-hop legends. The two talk about the early years, sharing anecdotes and recollections of a time when style was key, and art was pure. Dap talks about the pitfalls, and Jelani shares how he got to this point, with his debut album, "Wait, You Can Rap?!?!" about to be released.

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Master 3 "What Is Your Name"

Master 3 "What Is Your Name" (prod. by Ed-Nezz): Straight out of Illinois, Master 3 and Ed-Nezz drop a heavy track, lyrically and sonically. A lil' deeper on this one, you slow niggas might need to turn this one up and keep it on repeat. First official single off of Master 3's Women & Music.
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Centric & Cy Yung Back 2 Lyfe Mixtape

Do yourselves a favor: grab this mixtape from Centric & Cy Yung, Back 2 Lyfe, which is the official mixtape preview to Cy Yung's Back 2 Lyfe project that drops on iTunes on July 18th. BPA is doing it something FIERCE
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Boogie Bang 14

Trackstar linked up with Kidz In The Hall's Naledge for this latest edition of his Boogie Bang series. Some serious fire on the tracklist here... but don't take MY word for it:

DOWNLOAD: megaupload / sendspace


1. Naledge-Intro (prod. Tech Productions)
2. Gemstones-Good Morning
3. Jadakiss/DJ Premier-From Now Til Then
4. Elzhi/Royce 5'9-Motown 25
5. Kidz in the Hall/Cool Kids/Pusha T/Bun B-Drivin Down the Block (remix)
6. Roots/Chrisette Michelle/Wale-Rising Up
7. Willie the Kid-Splendid
8. Pharoahe Monch-Broken Heart
9. Black Spade-Ship Has Sailed (prod. Stoney Rock)
10.Ice Cube-It Takes a Nation
11.Saigon/Nino Bless/Scram Jones/Crooked I-Third Degree
12.Fowlstyle-You Know
13.Kidz in the Hall/Phonte-Paper Trail
14.Royce 5'9-Done Talkin
15.Jay-Z-A Billi
16.TI-No Matter What
17.Killer Mike/Shawty Lo-2 Sides
18.Lupe Fiasco-Swang On Em
19.Bun B-Get Cha Issue
20.Kidz in the Hall/Talib Kweli/Nato Caliph/Bun B-Work to Do Remix
21.Joell Ortiz-50 Shots (Stream of Consciousness)
22.Nas/Keri Hilson-Hero
23.Rockwell Knuckles-Under Control Belief (prod. Stoney Rock)
24.Kidz in the Hall-Inner Me
25.Vandalyzm-Untitled (prod. Vandalyzm)
26.Naledge-Outro (prod. Tech Productions)

Some serious cuts in here. But you already know that, right?
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Tech Productions The Remix Collection

I dropped Tech Supreme's "Lollipop" remix a minute ago, and he's just dropped this 6-track EP of remixes he's done, featuring that very mix alongside new interpretations on 50 Cent's "I Got Money", as well as tracks from Sarah Stokes, Kenna and Robin Thicke.



1. Lil Wayne-Lollipop Remix
2. Robin Thicke-Lost In Love Remix
3. 50 Cent-I Get Money Remix
4. Hakeem the Dream-Thick Wit It Remix
5. Sarah Stokes-You Remix
6. Kenna-Say Goodbye To Love Remix

He's also leaking a couple of other projects on his blog, so keep it locked to Hip-Hop Rockstar.
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REAL St. Louis Hip-Hop

If you're a fan of this blog, you've probably seen posts I've dedicated to Trackstar the DJ, and if you peeped Disc 1 of The Lighthouse Project, you heard Tech Supreme and Tef Poe. One thing the three of these artists share in common is that they represent St. Louis. In the forthcoming Lighthouse Project compilations I am working on (including one dedicated to my home state, New Jersey), I am looking for some ill Hip-Hop from MCs in St. Louis, or in the surrounding area. I'm not sure how the project is going to come about in the end, but I can only imagine it coming out hot, based on the work these 3 have put in.

Submit any tracks to khaldub@gmail.com or hit me on AIM at DOA khal, and let's build!
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Infrared Soundclash

Sean Paul, Elephant Man & Mavado "Infrared (BGDB Soundclash Megamix)": Here's a mega mix I did for Enigmatik's Boo Goo Doo Boom, based on his earlier post about Mavado's "Japanese" cut over the Infrared riddim. He threw a .rar with a few versions on it, we discussed the best ones, and another Mega Mix is complete.

I'm gonna try and do more of these for his blog, so hold tight. And if you dig the Dance Hall riddims, keep it locked to BGDB - E is always dropping fresh tracks and videos. Holla!
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Common "Go (K-Salaam & Beatnick Remix)"

Common "Go (K-Salaam & Beatnick Remix)": This is part 1 of K-Salaam & Beatnick's Common remixes project, S.T.O.R.Y. (Stories Told Over Remixed Years), which will be made available as a free download... soon? Word is they will be dropping one of these every week or so, so keep it locked for fresh takes on classic Common.
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Roche ft. Pugslee Atomz & Wes Restless "Only When I Dream"

Roche ft. Pugslee Atomz & Wes Restless "Only When I Dream": Bit of a different vibe on this one; I love the piano work on this one. Sounds so simple but it's damn hypnotic. This is from the forthcoming Solos Records compilation, Solos In Stereo II, which drops in July. Definitely be on the lookout for it.
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Warning Shot Wednesday: "Calling Me"

Spec Boogie ft. Von Pea, Elucid & Cyren Young "Calling Me": We aren't normally blessed with TWO Warning Shots, but it looks like we got a pair of fly ass posse cuts today. "Calling Me" is an epic that needs to be heard... deeper concepts in this one, and almost 6 and a half minutes of what the fuck you need to be hearing. Loosie, bitch!

related: Warning Shot Wednesday: "Lessondary Nose"
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[video] Jah-C "Soul Banger"

Dope new video I just got passed exclusively from the one like Koncept, who hit me with this message to all of the people:

Check out the video for “Soul Banger”, the debut, self-produced single from the Brooklyn born & Harlem bred Producer/M.C. extraordinaire, Jah-C (of The Project). This is the lead single from The Soul Banger EP, which is to be released towards the end of this summer on Coalmine Records.

Interesting track here. Sounds like my get-live anthem for the summer! Shouts to Koncept and all Coalmine crew.

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Three 6 Mafia Last 2 Walk Cover+Tracklist

Set to drop on June 24th, Three 6 Mafia's latest has been super delayed, but judging by their current single ("Lolli Lolli"), they are looking to get back on the radio and in the clubs. Check out the tracklist:

1. Intro
2. I Told 'Em
3. Trap Boom (featuring Project Pat)
4. Playstation
5. I Got (featuring Pimp C)
6. I'd Rather (featuring Unk)
7. That's Right (featuring Akon)
8. Corner Man
9. Weed, Blow, Pills
10. DSX Talk
11. Hood Star (featuring Lyfe Jennings)
12. Get Ya Rob (featuring Project Pat)
13. On Some Chrome (featuring UGK)
14. Rollin' (featuring Lil Wyte)
15. Click Bang
16. My Own Way (featuring Good Charlotte)
17. Dirty B**ch
18. First 48 (featuring Project Pat, Spanish Fly, Al Kapone, 8Ball & MJG)
19. Outro
20. Lolli Lolli (Pop That Body) Intro [Bonus Track]
21. Lolli Lolli (Pop That Body) (featuring Project Pat, Yung D, & Superpower) [Bonus Track]
22. My Own Way [Remix] [Bonus Track]

Kind of odd that their bonus track is their single, but who knows.
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Team Blackout Lights Out Tracklist

If you are like me, you have been glued to MTV's Run's House, and have seen JoJo and his crew, Team Blackout, getting their music made, and getting signed to Latchkey. I didn't know Run was going to be executive producing it, but regardless, their debut album, Lights Out, drops on August 19th. Production credits fall to Rockwilder, Ron Browz and newcomers Chris N Teeb. Here's the tracklist:

1.) Whip So Clean
2.) Billion Dollar Boyfriend
3.) Its Yours
4.) Lights Down Low
5.) Gotta Have Her
6.) Paper Chase
7.) It’s Automatic
8.) Why Wouldn’t I
9.) Anywhere You Wanna Go
10.) About U
11.) Outro
12.) J5 On ‘Em f/DJ Webstar & Boogie Black (Bonus track produced by Ron Browz)

Shouts to Matt for the heads up.
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A-Trak Running Man Sampler

A-Trak has put together a 45 minute album for Nike+ Original Run entitled Running Man, which is made to be listened to whilst running or doing some kind of active shit to your body. I just got passed a snippet of this album, and it's the shit. Definitely check it out, and be on the lookout for this release on June 24th via iTunes.
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Warning Shot Wednesday: "Lessondary Nose"

Von Pea, Elucid, Che Grand & Spec Boogie "Lessondary Nose": This week's Warning Shot features Elucid alongside his Lessondary fam, flipping some intricate flows over N.E.R.D.'s "Everyone Nose", well, "Everyone Nose" x some dope piano/percussion additions. No hook is necessary, this is Lessondary.

Shake dropped this early morn status, and included loads of show/tour info - you NYC heads need to hit up the Knitting Factory on June 23rd. Don't sleep!
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Cy Yung "Dreamcatcher Revisited" CDS

I recall telling you guys a few things... one was that the BPA crew is the future, another was that Cy Yung & J. Slikk were working on a project entitled Soul Train Dancer: A Tribute to Rosie Perez. Well, both comments are combined into this post, as I bring you the official first single from that project, "Dreamcatcher Revisited". Fans of classic Hip-Hop will not be disappointed, and for those of you who wanna play sample spotter, yes Slikk definitely flipped that Christopher Williams in the chorus, and it fits so perfectly at that slowed down tempo. If that isn't "new jack" enough for you, Slikk then created a whole New Jack Swing Remix of "Dreamcatcher Revisited", making a nigga feel like he was watching Strictly Business or some shit. They've also included a special B-side on this single.

Cy Yung "Dreamcather Revisited" (prod. by J. Slikk)

And it's all free. Seriously. Download this, then go put on the following movies: Do The Right Thing, White Men Can't Jump and New Jack City. Then try to convince me that Black cinema is so much better today than it was then. Classic movies, classic concepts and today, classic Hip-Hop inspired by all of that. BPA, niggas. I'm trying to tell y'all!

I dedicate this one... to Tina!
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Kam Moye Self-Centered EP

New, free EP from Kam Moye (who you might know as Supastition) for the masses...

Reform School Music and Rappersiknow present the brand new Self-Centered EP from Kam Moye (also known as Supastition). Self-Centered is a side project from Kam Moye featuring production from M-Phazes, D.R., Eric G, Veterano, and Croup and a guest appearance from NC's own Kaze.



01. Where & Why (Produced by D.R.)
02. Welcome to My Life (Produced by Croup)
03. Change of Heart (Produced by M-Phazes)
04. Reach One (feat. Kaze) (Produced by Eric G)
05. Around the World (feat. DJ Wreckineyez) (Produced by Veterano)
06. Black Enough? (Produced by Eric G)
07. Give It Up (Produced by D.R.)
08. Self-Centered (Produced by D.R.)

Get involved.
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TRiLLBASS - Gold Fronts

To celebrate the new look of their website, the Trill Bass crew cooked up this nasty mix, chock full of hefty dubstep vibes:



Trill Bass - Get Some
Trill Bass - Lotus
Claw - ANti Social
Trill Bass - Save me From Myself
Trill Bass - Creepin
Trill Bass - Dizzee Remix
Trill Bass & Bro Safari - Fist Pump (ft. MC Kemst)
Trill Bass - The Trillest
Claw - Fuck up
Solace - Stackin (Trill Bass VIP)
Claw & Roomate - The Process
Trill Bass - Tony Danza
Trill Bass - Boo & Yarr
Claw - Death Wish
Trill Bass - Fucking Heater
Claw - Jersey Shore Guidos (Trill Bass VIP)
Trill Bass - Skywalker (Wet Coat edit)
Claw - Orion VIP
Swytch & 12th Planet - Tonka

Be on the lookout for the first release on Trillbass Records, as well.
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Sugar Tongue Slim "Street Science"

Sugar Tongue Slim "Street Science": A new track from STS; concept music about drugs in our communities. Definitely check this out, and be on the look out for the Southern Reconstriction mixtape Legend is dropping, hosted by STS & Stat Quo, as well as the mixtape Slim did with Tapemasters Inc & The Empire.
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