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Black Moon "How Many MCs (Produce Section Remix)"

Black Moon "How Many MCs (Produce Section Remix)": Here's a slick reworking of Black Moon's classic, taken from the Produce Section's Growing Up Sucks, Volume II compilation of classic remixes, featuring cuts from AZ, Wu-Tang Clan, De La Soul and many more. These cats are straight out of Toronto, and Dot's got a lot of links of their music up.
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The Cool Bowl (2/6/2010)

Someone's b ringing the iceberg to Florida; should be a dope show.

Shouts to Numonics.
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Freeway "My Time"

Freeway "My Time" (prod. by Jake One): Free and Jake One cook crack together - great combination, seriously. This one comes from HipHopDX's Hip Hop Helps Haiti mixtape, which features exclusives Skyzoo, Copywrite and many more (all the info you need is here - the tape is free, but donations are suggested).

Shouts to nation.

And for those who missed it, here's a video on Free & Jake's Stimulus Package, um, packaging.
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Caspa - USA Promo Mix

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Tracklist:

01: Breakage & Newham Generals ft. David Rodigan – (Caspa & The Others Remix) [Digital Soundboy]
02: Trolley Snatcha – Circle K [Dub Police]
03: Emalkay – Solid State [Dub Police]
04: Caspa – Terminator (Trolley Snatcha Remix) [Sub Soldiers]
05: Adam F & Horx ft. Redman – Shut The Lights Off (Caspa & Trolley Snatcha Remix) [Breakbeat Kaos]
06: Trolley Snatcha – The Future [Dub Police]
07: Trolley Snatcha – We Rock The Forests [Dub Police]
08: Subscape – Clear My Throat [white label]
09: Emalkay – When I Look At You [Dub Police]
10: Caspa & Subscape – Geordie Racer [dubplate]
11: Kid Sister – Right Hand Hi (Caspa Remix) [Fools Gold]
12: Benga – Baltimore Clap [dubplate]
13: The Others – Quantum Leap [Dub Police/Scion AV]
14: J-Kenzo – Constant [Dub Police/Scion AV]
15: The Others – Gravity [Dub Police]
16: Deadmau5 & Kaskade – I Remember (Caspa Remix) [Mau5trap]
17: Subscape – Nothing’s Wrong [Dub Police]
18: Caspa – Back To ‘93 [fabric/Sub Soldiers]
19: Joy Orbison – Hyph Mango [Hotflush]

Via The Fader.
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The Kid Daytona "Inspire"

The Kid Daytona "Inspire" (prod. by 6th Sense): Been on some non-posting shit for whatever reason. Daytona hasn't been on some non-rapping shit, though. First heard of him through his affiliation with Cipha Sounds, but he really came into his own, in my opinion, when he hooked up with 6th and started really opening his sound up. Now dude is a true force to be reckoned with. Don't believe? Peep this new leak from It's A 6th Sense Mixtape Yo!! Vol. 2 & 3.

<a href="http://6thsense.bandcamp.com/album/its-a-6th-sense-mixtape-yo-volume-2-3">The Kid Daytona - Inspire by 6th Sense</a>

previous Homeboy Sandman "Abduction"
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Erykah Badu ft. Lil' Wayne & Bilal "Jump In The Air (Stay There)"

Erykah Badu ft. Lil' Wayne & Bilal "Jump In The Air (Stay There)": TSS put me on to Erykah's tweet about something leaking at 3:33PM PST today, and it looks like this track was the leak (peep her site for some crazy visuals and shit). And while Dre comments that there is no word on the other 9 MCs who were to touch down on varying versions of this joint, the press release from ThinkTank said this is the 1st of 10 versions of this track. The same press release also conveniently didn't mention any of the other MCs, so who knows.

New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh, 3/30/2010.
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[video] Deal - The Villain "This Ain't (Love)"

After numerous videos that have been posted over the last couple of weeks, we have the world premiere of Deal - The Villain's "This Ain't (Love)", which features St. Joe Louis' Michael Cardigan. Check it out:



EPic, February 2nd, 2010. Elite Assembly!
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Bun B "Pants On The Ground"

Bun B "Pants On The Ground" (prod. by Double O): *DEAD*. Why did it take so long for someone to do this? This is classic shit, I know Enigmatik wishes his PC was working so he could fuck with this. Word from Shake is that No Mixtape drops on Monday (2/1/2010), with a hard copy dropping in LRG stores? Be on the lookout.

Shouts to YN.
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Friday, January 29th, 2010 playlist

No, that's not me...

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RTD_PLAYLIST_(01222010-01282010).zip (~718MB)

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Here's a dope GrindTime WestCoast battle between NoCanDo & Dirtbag Dan:



Enjoy your weekend. I'm gonna be all Royal Rumble'd out this Sunday. Follow me for some streams around the time of the PPV. Out.
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Trenton's Rakim Show Fiasco

This morning, I read today's Trentonian article about next weekend's Rakim show at the Patriots Theater and the "on-again, off-again" fiasco, and something smells fishy... "One of the concert promoters said the abrupt cancellation stemmed from the fear of some officials that such concerts attract young troublemakers". Really? How come they didn't attempt to shut down any of the .38 Special shows at the Arena for fear of drunken white teens rampaging? Oh, right, white teens don't listen to old white people Rock. How ignorant could the assumption be that young kids are going to go to a fucking Rakim show? Most younger Hip-Hop heads today in Trenton (and across the country) couldn't name 3 Rakim tracks, let alone shit from Brand Nubian and the other performers. But here's the kicker: "promoter Brian Davis of Positive Force Productions said the decision was overturned when he agreed to have the concert security force raised from the usual four to 25 state troopers", AFTER city officials realized that "the targeted audience actually will be much older". So, let's get this straight: the decision to cut the show had NO ties to racism or any other ignorant notions, but when Positive Force (shout out to them) secured 25 state troopers FOR A FUCKING RAKIM SHOW, everything was fair game? That's sad. It's sad that in 2010, before we take such severe actions like canceling a show of any nature for potential violence, we don't first think and do a bit of research on things. They could've easily done a "Rakim concert" search on Google and found clips, reviews and all other factoids on his performances; hell, Rakim used to perform in Trenton back in the day - why front on it now?

For a city a love like Trenton, a city I wish to succeed in many areas, its disheartening that they'd think to pull the trigger so quick before quashing a show that many of the people are trying to go see (especially at those prices) over some shit they didn't take the time to research. Very upsetting.


Shouts to Eva at Trenton Downtown for the heads up on the show last night.

EDIT One correction, via Eva at Trenton Downtown: the decision to pull the show wasn't the city's, but the state of New Jersey's. Apparently, The War Memorial (and Patriots Theater) "is under the jurisdiction of the Department of State, which is currently headed by Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno", as per Eva's e-mail. Which is even more repulsive, if you ask me. And as she noted, it's still funny how no official reason was given for the cancellation, although if you read between the lines, you should be able to smell what they're stepping in.
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Fatal Lucciauno "The Myth"

Fatal Lucciauno "The Myth": Here's the second leak from Stay Flawless, in my words... "For the second single from Stay Flawless, we take it to Seattle with Fatal Lucciauno, who brings "The Myth", which is a bevy of boastful verses sewn tight to a FAT beat sounding like something out of California. Tracks like this are the shit you blast when you're on your grind, preparing your tools of the trade for another day in this cruel and harsh world. Mantra music, anthem of the hustlers. Flawless hustlers at that. Stay Flawless, February 1st".

previous Sene with Von Pea "Cantstandya"
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Von Pea "Toss It Over"

Von Pea "Toss It Over" (prod. by Suhburb): Shouts to DJ Low Key for this cut, taken from his The Solution Tape #1 tape with DJ Sounds Supreme that will drop in February 2010. The release of this tape will coincide with the three-year anniversary of their weekly, The Solution; this is one of the premier nights for Hip-Hop in Denver, CO. Denver Solution has a massive post from June 2009 showcasing a Red Bull Music Academy-sponsored Solution night where Exile, DJ Day, Che Grand, Von and Donwill were surprise guests. The Solution Tape #1 will also "feature exclusives and premieres from all three members of Tanya Morgan, Donnis, Ro Blvd, Median, Kooley High, Mike Baker, 1 O.A.K., Moe Green, Whygee, Kid Hum, Exile, DJ Day, Che Grand, Othello, DJ Vajra & more". I'll keep you posted on this one when it drops!
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Eli Porter... aka E Dolla!?!?!?

Wait, what? Is this really Eli Porter? The nigga who murdered Envy in a classic freestyle battle? This nigga sounds like he fathered Gucci Mane, Soulja Boy and all them remedial niggas' styles. Especially with that "hahahahaaaaaa" shit. Wow. I'm truly amazed. This sounds like Eli grew up - in the tone of his voice, that is.

If this is truly Eli, all praise due to Bol (or noz).

EDIT Now Eli is doing a perfomance at the Apache Cafe in Atlanta on Friday?
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Styles P & Green Lantern "Invasion"

Styles P & Green Lantern ft. Jadakiss & Junior Reid "Invasion": I'm not sure which came first, the chicken or the egg, but I remember that Nas "Fear Of Mandingo" being to the same instrumental. This shit sounds dope, too. As a matter of fact, The Green Ghost Project album is a lot better than that shitty comic book. Even Dru Ha agreed with me when I said crap comic is a lil' too reminiscent of Chemistry. Just saying.

Bonus Beats Styles P & Green Lantern ft. Sheek Louch "Double Trouble"
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FuseBox Radio (Week Of 1/27/2010)



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This is the latest episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah for the week of January 27, 2010 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.










Our extended commentary this week focused on more updates with the earthquake aftermath in Haiti (including the current casualties, the Hip-Hop 4 Haiti nationwide events in the U.S. on January 30, 2010 & beyond, what are other countries offering & saying about Haiti's pre- & post-recovery situations, worries of profiteering off of Haiti's issues and some other things), pre-State of the Union speech address commentary, Washington Post writer Gene Weingarten's article on jury duty & unnecessary police tampering in the court system along with other subjects here and there.




During this week's show, we had a great interview with Harlem, NY's own independent Hip-Hop MC T. Parris (http://www.myspace.com/TParris2008).

Some of the topics we've touched base on included T. Parris' musical, educational & family background, his current feeling about the overall NYC Hip-Hop scene for both good and bad throughout both is group (via M.E.N.) and solo career as an independent artist, the lack of respect lately for East Coast style of Hip-Hop Music, personal and other politics of the music business, his upcoming mixtape and album projects, being truthful to one's self as a music artist & man and a lot more!

There are new episodes of the Black Agenda Report and Direct EFX segments on this week's broadcast.

Feel free to check out some recent episodes of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast over at our official blog, BlackRadioIsBack.com - all of the shows are clean/radio friendly.

FuseBox Radio Playlist for the Week of January 27, 2010 (not many due to this week's interview and extended show intro)

Teddy Pendergrass/Life Is A Circle/The Right Stuff (R.I.P.)
Damian Marley & Nas/As We Enter/White Label
King Britt feat. Astrid Suryanto/Now/Nervous Records
Method Man, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon/Our Dreams/Gold Dust Media
Musiq Soulchild/No Ordinary Love/MusiqSoulChild.com
T. Parris/A Mother Like You/White Label (http://www.myspace.com/tparris2008)
Jaheim feat. Jadakiss/Ain't Leaving Without You RMX/Divine Mill
Nneka feat. Jay Electronica/Walking (J. Period RMX)/JPeriod.com
Umi Marcano/Sunshine/UmiMarcano.com
Mighty Mystic/Champion/MightyMystic.com
T. Parris/Sugar Hill Dynasty/White Label (http://www.myspace.com/tparris2008)
Dre Robinson feat. Mighty Mystic/Fade Away (inst.)/Pollymore Music Group

PLUS Some Extra Special Hidden Tracks in the Jon Judah Master Mix w/ Old School Classics and more MySpace.com Independent Music Finds

Current FuseBox Radio Broadcast Radio & Internet Affiliates (as of this week):

UrbanNetwork.com's The Mix Internet Radio Station - UN Power Jam Radio (owned by Urban Network Magazine) OKRP.com, ReeWineMusic.com/ReeWine Radio, Progressive Blend Radio, Sprint Radio Extra/mSpot (via the Worldwide Alpha Communications Network), SouthBound.FM, DeadBeat Radio, CrackAudio.com, TheBestJams.com/The Best Jams Radio, Radio CPR 97.5 FM, FlyTunes.FM/FlyCast ,Planet Urban (Austrailia)/PlanetUrban.com.au, AmalgamDigital.com, BlockJams.com, ConspiracyUK.com , FONYE Radio , VI Radio , DurdeeSouthRadio.com , Beyond.FM , MyBlockRadio.net, Rutgers University Radio, WRSU 88.7 FM, Stop Beefin' Start Eatin' Radio, Ceesiety Radio, Mixshow Blast Radio, Slip-N-Slide DJs Podcast, The Best Jams, ExtravaGangsta Radio, HipHopSoulRadio.com , Digiwaxx Presents: The Blast , White Folks Get Crunk for DJs, Legion Music & Media, UnderWorldMixRadio.com, MixLaWax Radio, Trunk Hustlers Online, 907 Jamz. The6.FM, Nilo Radio, 1.FM Jamz, Blayze University Radio, Blip.TV, iBlog126.com, Miro, WSOUF.com, True Fire Radio, StreetsD.com (Streets Mos Magazine Radio), Rock The Dub, Last Word Online, Soul Pitch Hustle, Black Soul Rhythms, Honey Magazine, i95.FM, The PRess Junkie, Planet Ill, Ground Up Radio, BlackCoffeeChannel.com (Coming Soon), Gutta Muzik (HD) Radio (Coming Soon)


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RIP JD Salinger

Damn, Catcher In The Rye is one of my favorite books of all time. 91-year-old J.D. Salinger passed away today. May his soul rest in peace - thank you for creating such a captivating piece of American literature.
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DJ ESO - KEYEL 2010 Mix

KEYEL's DJ ESO hooked up this new mix of KEYEL music from 2006 to now. OH10 is in here, and they're making some shit you need not sleep on.
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Squeeze Radio (1/22/2010)

Many of us grew up listening to Bobbito and Stretch Armstrong premiere some of the finest Hip-Hop tracks and MCs on WKCR. So many cats that I hold in high esteem today were first heard on that show. Anyways, after a long while, Bob made his return to WKCR via Squeeze Radio; with AG and Mr. Len by his side, they went IN for four hours, with new shit and classics. You need this.

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Tracklist:

Strong Arm Steady ft. Sick Jacken – Pressure
Raekwon, Ghostface Killah & Method Man – Clap 2010

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Joe Budden ft. Royce Da 5′9″ – 40/40
Common – Next Time

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O.C. & A.G. – Two For The Money
O.C. & A.G. – Time Travel
O.C. & A.G. – Keep It Going
O.C. & A.G. – Put It In The Box

DJ Spinna ft. Homeboy Sandman – Thirst
Bun B- Best In The World (OG mix)
Punchlyne ft. Stahhr & Homeboy Sandman – Problem Solved
Diamond District – Something For Y’all
Tanya Morgan – I Gotcha Opin
Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx – Pre-eXXecution
Athletic Mic League- Team Player 4 (14kt Foolin Around remix)
Locsmif ft. K.Banger, 4-Ize & Stahhr – Tru Luv
Fashawn ft. Planet Asia – The Score
Cook Classics ft. Diz, Buff1 & Shawn Jackson – The Bst Are Full Of Love
Verual Vertigo & 8Bit – Break Dance Room
Guilty Simpson – Before The Verdict (DTV remix)
Dice Raw – Never
Collective Efforts – I Get Down
Wu-Tang Clan – Steppin’ 2 Me
Brokn.Englsh ft. Daniel Joseph – Yes I Am

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Bobby Caldwell – What You Won’t Do For Love
Smif N Wessun – Wreckonize remix
Bill Withers – Just The Two Of Us
Bobby Caldwell – My Flame
The Notorious B.I.G. ft. 112 – Sky’s The Limit
Bobby Caldwell – Open Your Eyes

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MC EZ (Craig Mack) & Troup – Get Retarded
Intelligent Hoodlum (Tragedy Khadafi) ft. Craig G – Live and Direct from the House of Hits
Masta Ace Inc. – Saturday Night Live
Redman – I’m A Bad
Common – Chapter 13
Kurious ft. Sadat X & Mike G – Mansion & A Yacht
Positive K – Nightshift
Pete Rock – Soul Brother #1
Show & A.G. – Spit
Ultramagentic MC’s – Two Brothers With Checks
Downtown Science – Room To Breathe
Nice & Smooth – No Bones In Ice Cream
Edo G & Da Bulldogs – Bugaboo
Boogie Down Productions – Dope Beat
D-Nice ft. KRS-One – The TR808
Three Times Dope – Funky Dividends
ATCQ – Footprints
Public Enemy – Mind Terrorist
Jungle Brothers- J-Beez Comin’ Through
3rd Bass – Wordz Of Wizdom
King Doe V – Shamalama

Via OKP.
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Quite Nyce "For My People"

Quite Nyce "For My People" (prod. by GMJ Productions): Here's the new single from the homey Quite Nyce. He just posted this on twitter saying its his new single, and if you dug Hello, My Name Is Quite Nyce, you should be all over this one. Hopefully we figure out what his next chess move is...
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Duece Poppi "Go Poppi Go"

Duece Poppi "Go Poppi Go": Any artist who can make me stop thinking about some of the bullshit with some of these rappers gets a gold star in my book. Fuck what you heard, Duece flipped "Johnny Be Good" and made me think about Back To The Future. The fuck are you doing with your raps? Poppi needs to do an album full of tracks like this; I'd buy it. I wanna meet Duece Poppi.

Thank you, Alice.

previous Duece Poppi "It's Kushmas Again"
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DaVinci "Trickle Down"

DaVinci "Trickle Down" (prod. by Blunt): My people at Sweetbreads told me to look out for DaVinci, sent the album and everything, and what did I do? I slept. Well, I didn't SLEEP, but it always takes a spark - and this deep track is that match. DaVinci is a perfect compliment to what goes on today: think of The Wire, where in those crazy street scenarios, there's a nigga on that corner who could break down the system better than any college professor who's class you slept through. He feeds you the truth in a cookie he knows you'll enjoy. Wake up and take a listen, serious.

The Day The Turf Stood Still drops March 9th. Owwww.

Bonus Beats DaVinci "Its On Me" (prod. by Blunt)
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South Philly Mel "Obtain Big Bank"

South Philly Mel "Obtain Big Bank": We keeps it real tri-state around here. The first thing that drew me into this cut was that beat - the first few notes are intense, but then there's that meandering melody during the rest of it? Major. Mel's keepin' it real, working on his No More Locked Doors mixtape, as well as his Home Sweet Home album. Expect some street shit mixed in with some real shit.

Shouts to Tamar at Sitka for the heads up.

Bonus Beats South Philly Mel "Only Life I Know"
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SOBs Haiti Benefit Concert (1/28/2010)

Solid line-up, all for a $30 donation to a great cause? How could you be missing this?

Hit up SOBs for more details.
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"Back Pockets On The Floor"?

These oldhead niggas say that their 1996 track, "Back Pockets On The Floor", was bit by Larry Platt, who has been wylin' that people aren't giving him props/paper for "Pants On The Ground". Check out The Green Brothers on an old Whodini set, tellin' you guys to dress right:



SMFH.

previous General Larry Platt "Pants On The Ground (J. Slikk Remix)"
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WYDU/Bloggerhouse Year End Awards of 2009

Here's a 2009 year-end awards list that I contributed to. Thing is, I was either sleep or just not too into it, but it looks like I didn't have shit to say. I'm bad at making lists, especially year-end lists. My memories of 2009 are like May/June through December. What happened in February '09?

Anyways, shouts to WYDU and Bloggerhouse.
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LL Cool J "Boomin' System (Zilla Rocca BLAST UP Remix)"

LL Cool J "Boomin' System (Zilla Rocca BLAST UP Remix)": Life is funny - sometimes, shit happens, other times, its like you will them to. We moved my son into a new room a couple of weeks back, and while painting, my wife played the "what is..." game, asking me about all types of shit I like/dislike/etc.; one question she asked me was what my favorite LL Cool J song was, and I realized then and there it was "The Boomin' System". I used to mark out for James Brown samples, and the video was such a cheesefest it was amazing. I remember being mesmerized when I first saw it. Anyways, that night, Zilla Rocca sends over this remix he did for a remix competition, and it just amazed me. I made that happen that night, right?

The thing about his remix, it reminded me of Coldcut's remix of "Paid In Full", where in the late '80s everything in Hip-Hop was so new and you could do shit like funk out a classic Hip-Hop diatribe into a seven minute opus; Rocca takes a tweeter-beater and slows it down, adding some fuzzy bass and some mechanical drums to the JB samples, and makes it a bigger animal in the process. I've been rinsing this one ever since, and finally asked if it could be shared. Boy am I glad Zilla said yes!

PS Word is that Curly Castro is going to be hopping on this!
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UllNevaNo "Pickup Lines"

UllNevaNo "Pickup Lines": The homey UllNevaNo (who you should remember from his Color Purple mixtape) flipped a fresh Exile number and details a situation a lot of dude's get into. Living a crazy mixture of emotions before introducing yourself to a female... its crazy like that sometimes. I know where you're coming from, homey.

"Let me get your jersey" might be a new one for you guys LOL.

Anyways, UllNevaNo has his Color Brown mixtape on the way, where he drops gems over nothing but Kev Brown beats. Keep it locked for that one!
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Joulz Il The Il Supremacy

Following Il Identity, Joulz Il is BACK with the second of his Il Trilogy, the Il Supremacy. This dropped quietly on the 22nd, and steam has been gathering. You SHOULD be up on some of these cuts, but you'll be forgiven... this time. Stream the entire project below, then go download it for free.

<a href="http://joulzil.bandcamp.com/album/the-il-supremacy">Imagine That (Pain Remix) by Joulz Il</a>

previous [rock the dub Interview]: Joulz Il
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