The Best of Me – Cee & Bekah ft Notion
Former “New Artist Spotlight” (I need to think of a flashier name for that) Ox drops his debut video. The track is “The Hustle”, and everything is on point, so check it out!
01 – Spon – Do It Again (feat. PK The Gift & Kay)
02 – Ali Vegas – Everyday Iz War (prod. by DJ Premier)
03 – Rapper Big Pooh – The Comeback (prod. by Khrysis)
04 – Scram Jones – Yes We Can (feat. Rhymefest, Saigon & Haffa)
05 – Shaya – It’s Like That (prod. by 9th Wonder)
06 – Panacea – Pops Said (Nicolay Remix)
07 – Keelay & Zaire – Saturday (feat. Torae & Tiffany Paige)
08 – Skit Slam & The Beatnikz – Just Like You (feat. Sticky Fingaz & Cymarshall Law)
09 – Armyfatique – Superstar Rap (feat. Access Immortal)
10 – Ill Poetic – Souled Out (feat. Eternia & Reef The Lost Cauze)
11 – Torae – Hat’s Off (prod. by Eric. G)
12 – Strong Arm Steady – Give It Up (feat. Guilty Simpson & Talib Kweli)
13 – Invincible – The Emperor’s Clothes
14 – RA the MC – Get Me (feat. Fred Knuxx, Balance & Wordsmith)
15 – ScholarMan – Maryland to UK (prod. by Jone$y)
16 – Seven – Never Leavin’ a Trace (feat. Equinox & Supastition) (prod. by MIDIMarc)
17 – Reks – System (prod. by DJ GI Joe)
18 – Granite State – Societies Ill (prod. by Statik Selektah)
19 – The Misanthropist – Vanquish (feat. Pumpkinhead, Royce Da 5’9” & Kashal-Tee)
20 – The Recordkingz (a.k.a. The Creators) – Heat (feat. Mobb Deep)
21 – Termanology – Pay Jay (feat. Big Pooh, Chaundon & Joe Scudda) (prod. by J Dilla)
22 – Nicolay & Kay – As the Wheel Turns (feat. Raw Poetic) (K-Murdock Remix)
What’s good folks? It’s been a minute since I rang in with any music news, but here’s my Groundhog Day appearance…a week late. I produced a song for the Lonely Island dudes from Saturday Night Live (Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone & Akiva Schaffer) for their new album. The legendary E-40 (a personal fave of mine) is on the song as well (it’s called “Santana DVX”), so it was a good look for me. I got a little mention in the New York Times yesterday, here’s the link…
These dudes are funny as sh*t, take it from the former court jester of rap. Their album, Incredibad, is in stores tomorrow (Feb. 10) on Universal Republic (meaning it’s easy to find), so support ‘em. If they go gold, I get a gold record and I want one. I damn sure ain’t sell enough J-Zone or Chief Chinchilla albums for a gold record (maybe a wooden 8-track tape), so this is my only shot at putting something on my bare walls besides on old Muhammad Ali poster. The album also features Justin Timberlake, T-Pain, Norah Jones, Sly & Robbie, DJ Numark and more, so I’m in prestigious company. If you need convincing, here are two of their videos from the album (you tube links)
I can relate to “Jizz In My Pants”. That happened to me in Wal-Mart last week.
As always thank you for the love and continued support. 09 is just getting started, expect alot from me this year. Much love.
two instrumental albums on March 17’th 2009’
Critically acclaimed producer Mr. Green is back
with two beats albums coming out on his own label:
Green Music Group. The first is a re-mastered, rearranged
version of his 2006 release: “Classic Beats Volume 1″ This Is
the CD that got Pacewon and Raw Poetix records attention and
ultimately led to creation of “The Only Color That Matters Is Green”.
Click HERE for the official album sampler.
The second, “Classic Beats Volume 2″
is a brand new compilation of Mr. Green’s state
of the art instrumental hip hop. Starting as a simple beat
maker, he’s grown into a full fledged musician, creating his
own sounds and playing his own melodies. Half of the tracks
on Classic Beats Volume 2 use samples, half are 100% original..
listen closely and see if you can tell which ones are which.
Click HERE for the official album sampler
I have some great new video Rza’s show @ The Mezzanine in SF on Sunday and I just thought I would pass it on! I should have a whole bunch of stuff up and rocking by Thursday so be on the look out for some more dope cuts from Rza.
NEW VIDEO: Video: Rza – Long time Coming Live W/ Kevvy Kev @ The Mezzanine 2/9/09
Thanks to Tunji http://www.yearoftheblacksmith.com/profiles/blogs/exclusive-black-star-live-the
Talib Kweli makes a surprise appearance at the House of Blues during a performance by Mos Def on Grammy night 2009, and they perform their classics “Definition” and “Respiration”
A Yo Ma! Ditch Films are pleased to present you with a comedy short in promotion for their new dating site, AYoMaLetMeHollaAtYouForAMinute.com -well not really, but this is what it would be like if they did…shouts to Brooklyn Ac’s Mr. Met for hookin up the score!
Not that this means I’m good, I just figured you might not be convinced hearing it from me:
Download Here: http://www.zshare.net/download/54814523fee43597/
01. The Day’s Breadth (Bottom Fly – “Riverside Crates”)
02. Making My Way produced by Bombay
03. Free Speech produced by Bombay
04. Curls (Madvillain – “Curls”)
05. Drink One More Feat. Bobby (Ludacris – “One More Drink” Feat. T-Pain)
06. Underage Girls Make The World Go Round (KMD – “Peachfuzz”)
07. MacDope Pro ( – “Bbydhyonchord”)
08. All Cats Are Grey (The Cure – “All Cats Are Grey”)
09. Refitted Fragments (Madlib – “Another Batch (Play It Again)”)
10. Lightskinneded (Jay Dee – “African Rhythms”)
11. (Black Star – “Little Brother”)
12. Dream Feat. Bobby & Free Speech produced by Ro Blvd.
13. Searching produced by Bombay
14. There’s Something Against Us ( – “Miserable Lie”)
15. Agoraphobia produced by Micah James
16. The Rain produced by Ro Blvd.
17. (Remix) (Remix) (Raekwon – Rainy Dayz (Remix) Feat. )
Also, here’s the video for “Lightskinneded”:
Southern California MC Micah James Releases “agoraphobia” ::
Conceived and created in a small room in the Golden State,
“agoraphobia” has Micah James painting words into rich sceneries both
verdant and gray. A close conspirator of The 87 Stick Up Kids, James
takes the high road on this, his solo debut, stepping away from the
party records that shape his collaborators sound, delving into a more
introspective point of view. “agoraphobia” is filled with
sociopolitical insight and self discovery, all the while confronting a
rap industry that he feels disenchanted with and disconnected from.
“My mixtape murders big budget conceit, but without big buzz in the
street… I’m hopeless…”
As impressive as his perfect word smithing is his diverse choice of
musical accompaniment. Ranging from Detroit’s best to upcoming U-N-I
producer Ro Blvd, he skillfully weaves in and out of sonic scapes even
leaving room for a sprinkling of Aphex Twin, The Smiths and … all in unexpected contexts.
“Hello Barry?… This is Larry!… Yo brotha Larry Obama!”
New video now available of Supastition’s guest appearance on the Wake Up Show with Keelay & Zaire. You can watch the video via Youtube, courtesy of Audible Treats.
Watch it here:
Supastition Wake Up Show video
Brand New Exclusive track “Illy Bop” from Toronto’s own P.A. along with the up and coming Emilio Rojas & Brooklyn’s seasoned veteran F.T. [Formally of Street Smartz]. Mixing up the new comers with th
e veterans. Feel free to give it a listen if anything, when or if your schedule permits. Peace and God Bless.
P.A. Feat. Emilio Rojas & F.T. – Illy Bop [Prod. Drumatic]
2.Wu-Tang Clan – Can It Be All So Simple/Intermission
4.RAEKWON FEAT GHOSTFACE KILLAH – CRIMINOLOGY 2
5.RZA FEAT CAPPADONNA, – WU WEAR
6.RAEKWON FEAT GHOSTFACE, CROOKED I – YES SIR
7.GZA – ALL IN TOGETHER (PROD BY MIDIMARC)
8.GHOSTFACE KILLAH – CAMERY
9.RAEKWON FEAT GHOSTFACE KILLAH, METHOD MAN – WU OOH
10.Method Man – Break Ups 2 Make Ups
11.Wu-Tang Clan – Triumph
12.Raekwon – Verbal Intercourse
13.GZA – UNSTOPPABLE THREATS (PROD BY MIDIMARC)
14.Raekwon – Ice Cream
15.Ghostface Killah featuring – Buck 50 (featuring Cappadonna, Method Man
16.Raekwon – Knowledge God
18.GZA – ILLUSIONARY PROTECTION (PROD BY MIDIMARC)
19.METHOD MAN – YOU ALL I NEED
20.GZA – DESTRUCION OF A GUARD(PROD BY MIDIMARC)
21.PROTECT YA NECK
22.Raekwon – Guillotine (Swordz)
23.GHOSTFACE – MIGHTY HEALTY (PROD BY MIDI MARC)
24.ODB – MY BEATS ARE SLAMMIN
25.GHOSTFACE KILLAH – COMPUTER LOVE