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by Travis on February 18, 2009

I just now realized this was supposed to go up last week and somewhere and sometime in between then and now, it was only saved as a draft instead of being posted up. So my apologies go out to anyone I emailed back saying this would be up, only to now see it. My bad. Since most of this stuff has already been seen in other places, most of this is probably retread stuff, but I’ve never claimed to be the first to have ish up….but if you missed anything, here is your second chance.
A-Side Worldwide is one of my favorite labels to work with. Good people, and anyone down with Buff 1, Now On, and array of good DJs and producers is a-ok in my book (pun intended). After releasing the dope Biggie remix project, Astronote is back with remixes from Erykah Badu and 50. Hold up, before you get all “Fifty?!?!” ish on me…it’s a nice flex of his production skills, as he switches it up styles for both songs rather nicely.

A-Side family, producer Astronote. Here are a couple of new remixes he’s done. His production is crazy, he does many styles very well. Honestly, I think he produces different styles of Hip-Hop and R&B better than any producer I’ve seen. With all the 50 Cent hype out right now, we’re mainly focusing on promoting the 50 Cent remixes (both of which I think give the original songs more than a run for their money), but I know that not everyone is a fan of 50, so I wanted to shoot you a dope Erykah Badu Remix that Astronote did too.

From DJ Grafitti

We’re interested in any ideas you have for collabs, and open to ideas for how we can get his music out there. Let me know what you think, and feel free to post/blog/share any of the mp3s linked below. Also, I’ll be down at SXSW with the whole A-Side Worldwide family so if you’ll be down there let me know so we can link up!

Astronote: 50 Cent Remixes of “Get Up” and “I Get It In” -

Erykah BaduReal Thing (Astronote Remix) -

Lastly, we have a little bit more juice left in the “Bigger & Better” – Notorious Remixes project. Be on the lookout for a bit more new heat from that project in the next couple weeks!

SLS Presents… The Sampler (2009)

We’re proud to give you a taste of the current SLS catalogue, in this 20 minute mix of what we currently have buzzing and what is preparing to drop. With contributions from all SLS members, please check it out and pass it to a friend. It’s a mix definitely worth spinning on your ipod.


New DJ Revolution Video “Man or Machine


Virus Syndicate ft David Lewis ‘For the Music’

Virus Syndicate return to the Contagious imprint with a reggae fused dubstep anthem, featuring fellow Mancunian toaster and underground music/club promoter, David Lewis.

Contagious Music was founded by DJ/producer, MRK1 (Formerly Mark One), one of the leading heads in the ever evolving dubstep scene and combined with his heavy electro, grime, hip hop and jungle influences, his sound provides a super-sonic platform for lyrically astounding MCs like JSD, Goldfinger & Nika D. Together they make up Virus Syndicate.

Hailing from Manchester, Virus Syndicate’s raw urban bass-heavy sound leans towards many genres, and with their hard edged beats and lyrical intelligence, as well as a hotly anticipated second album for Planet Mu, the Virus are fast being tipped to become the next major UK break through act.

Piano stabs and melody kick off ‘For The Music’ with a warm vocal from Mr Lewis that gently toasts the trademark MRK1 beat. Cue the Virus MCs JSD, Nika D and Goldfinger cutting in and out of each other at warp speed, laid over a walloping LFO bassline and the track moves into what we love most about Virus Syndicate. Testosterone fuelled lyrics smash the track home with a vocal delivery that’s second to none. A track surely to be played across dubstep, grime and hip hop clubs alike.

From satire to irony, humour to sincere, gangster to political commentary, Virus Syndicate offer an interesting perspective on life and a much-needed breath of fresh air for the urban/dance crossover fans.

Press quotes for Virus Syndicate:

“..set to follow Dizzee Rascal, Wiley and Kano to cult status..”

“Some of the tautest British MC-ing since the first Dizzee Rascal album.”

“This one’s worth sticking to”

Skipp Whitman – Skipp Vs. Richard Pryor

the new digital mix from America’s favorite whiteboy …
Skipp Whitman
Featuring Richard Pryor


+ Hails from Brookline, MA. A wealthy, predominately jewish suburb of Boston.

+ Raised on weekend mornings in New England, on hardwood floors with a pet, a parent, and either Prince records (@ Mom’s) or a vocorder / keyboard (@ Dad’s . . you know, ’86).

+ Former member of New England rap group E3.

+ Majored in accounting in college.

+ Holds real estate licenses in 3 states, (New York, California, Massachusetts).

+ Released first experimental self-produced solo CD, “Out To Breakfast” on Early Spotter Records, a division of Amalgam Digital in 2006.

+ Modeled life around Donald Trump’s “The Art Of The Deal”, which Skipp completed reading @ 9 years old.

+ MySpace //


Cymarshall Law – Black Zach Morris

This a New Freestyle I Did called the Black Zach Morris for the newest Coast To Coast Mixtape # 67 which I also host.

A bunch of new audio tracks from Cymarshall Law, all three of these tracks are taken from his debut LP, Hip Hop In The Soul, which was released in November 2008. I have also included a link to Cy’s new mixtape, Cyology 3: The Freedom Writer which was made available today.

Cymarshall Law f/KRS-One “Control” MP3:

Cymarshall Law f/Supastition & Skit Slam “Truth” MP3:

Cymarshall Law “Love, Sex Or What” MP3:

DL Link to Cymarshall Law’s Cyology 3: The Freedom Writer mixtape:


Loose Change Muzik x Sneaker Junkies x Lex Diamond Present

Starrs & Murph’s “Boxes For Sale” Vol. 1 – Hosted By DJ OnPoint



Track Listing:

1. Intro
2. Showtime (produced by Statik selektah)
3. Hip Hop (produced by J. Depina)
4. Real MC
5. Dolla Bills ft. Jane Nithrow (prod. by AraabMuzik)
6. Money Over Here ft. Vic Damone (prod. by AraabMuzik)
7. Damn (prod. by illmind)
8. Fresh ft. RaTheMC (prod. by Gabe Real)
9. Way 2 Go
10. My Life (prod. By AraabMuzik)
11. Speedlights ft. Chachi Carvahlo (prod. By J. Depina)
12. Marry You ft. Naledge of Kidz In The Hall (prod. By AraabMuzik)
13. Be Cool skit
14. Loaded Gun (prod. By AraabMuzik)
15. Another Day (prod. By J. Depina)
16. Cold World Pt 2 ft. Termanology (prod. By Statik Selektah)




This song is off Nino’s mixtape droppin
g Feb 24th New Music Cartel, Legend & DJ Lennox Present “The Latin Marksman (Hit Files vol 1) Nino is basically describing how all these people cry about the state of Hip Hop yet do nothing but contribute to what they dislike. Blogs please attach the lyrics (below) to your post when you up the song we would really appreciate it.

Thanks again everyone for your support, without the blogs, forums and all the music lovers alike, Hip-hop wouldnt be what it is today.



New ScholarMan EP in the Works

Just a heads ups – look for ScholarMan’s new EP coming the end of February called “A Meeting With Andre Kostelanetz.” He took one record by the late-great Russian composer and created several beats that he and his talented affiliates did their thing on.

Guest appearances by K-Mynez, Kats, Domer and Random.

Keep grinding!

Peep the cover art! More info coming soon!


New Beats From Bossasaurus


For the first time their 5 song demo is available for download. These guys are on some next level stuff and are already starting to make a lot of noise. I honestly feel like they have the ability to take a dope MC and do what Justice did for Wale with “Dance”. You might not think the same but these 5 tracks are worth the dl for sure! Help spread the word on some of the freshest beats out there. Also, check out their very very fresh imeem page

DOWNLOAD: Bossasaurus – The Demo


Mr. Green (producer of the super dope album from Pace Won “The Only Color That Matters is Green” has 2 instrumental albums on the way from his newly formed label Green Music Group. The 2 projects include the re-mastered, rearranged version of his 2006 release: “Classic Beats Volume 1″ and his new offering “Classic Beats Volume 2″ is a brand new compilation of Mr. Green’s state of the art instrumental hip hop. Everything this guy gets on blows up like fire so I suggest you check out the free tracks and post them accordingly.

From Classic Beats Volume 1
Download: Mr. Green – Sunset

From Classic beats Volume 2
Download: Mr. Green - Life And Death


Phonte Speaks on Kooley High and New Track

Much appreciation to the homey Phonte!
In this video Phonte takes time out of his very busy day to let the public in on the best kept secret in North Carolina! If you haven’t seen the Kooley High documentary “One Day” be sure to head over to our Vimeo page and check it out. Phonte says “Its like Hoop Dreams for hip hop”.
Also in anticipation of our mixtape with illroots.comKooley is High” mixed by K- Salaam, we are going to be releasing tracks that didn’t make the cut for the tape. This first one is called “The Bomb” and its produced by Oddisee. It features Charlie Smarts & HaLo.


Free Download: The Custodian of Records sampler

Hailing from the muck that is Essex County, New Jerusalem (Home of Reggie Noble, Tame and El, Treach and Vinnie, LOTUG and The O.G Flavor Unit) comes The Custodian of Records. A self pro-claimed minimalist, once raised on the Radio, only began producing due to the mainstream of sewage and boring indie scene… Growing up on the four P’s (Premier, Prince Paul and Extra P) among an almost endless list of other production greats, his journey begin when he was in the 7th grade and his folks bought him the rag tag Gemini start up kit (As seen in the back of The Source adds next to the gold teeth.) When he found out how “beats” were actually made, he booked time at a local studio and brought his own samples to the engineer to record into the Akai S950 and then dump into the classic SP-1200. Followed by that was a decent software program and weekly trips to local record spots (Yesterdays Books and Music!) and months later began hitting the pads on his trustee MPC 2000XL..

After years of self doubt, he started to step out with beat tapes and would even bring his sampler with him to Speak easy sounds open mics… Wasted money and a shitload of records and beats later, he feels his production is ready for the masses to hear and appreciate…

His production has featured reputable artists such as Pace Won, Thirston Howl III, Bully Mouth (of Mr Lens Dummy Smacks Ent), Reef The Lost Cauze, Doap Nixon (AOTP) and has recently been working with a numerous local Jersey mc’s… one of which being Solzalez out of Newark, Brick City… The pair has had their tracks heard on such radio stations as “Coffee Break for Heroes and Villians” on WFMU with Noah Zark along with DJ Eclipse’s legendary “Halftime Show” on NYU radio.

His current focus now is to push his first complete album “Burton Music” featuring a wide variety of skilled wordsmiths and of course, raw, straight-to-the-point beats! Slated for digital release in early 2009 via Domination Recordings, The Custodian promises to deliver (to put it bluntly) “that classic boom bap shit!”

Free Download: The Custodian of Records sampler MP3

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