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by Travis on April 7, 2009

Blogger’s Choice

My man Willie Evans Jr (of The AB’s) and Paten Locke (aka Therapy of The AB’s and The Smile Rays) drop their two cents on the incredibly over done Charles Hamilton and Black Spade thing. I’ve kept my two cents out of it, simply because you can read about it on any blog that you want. But if you know me, and you’ve read this blog, I think it’s pretty safe assumption where I stand on the issue. Let’s just say, I’ve never really gave Charles Hamilton music much of a chance, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

This is Willie and P just getting crazy with it and chopping it all up…..literally. You gotta check it, the shit is pretty sweet

Also, a clip from a live Willie Evans show, dude is dope, and we’ll be having more with him in the upcoming future

Mixtapes, EPs, and Albums

DJ Concept

I linked back up with my man Lefty (1 half of the bay area hip-hop group, the Bash Bros) to bring you the latest installment of his Gangland street album series. Volume 3, The Young Misguided, is a fresh, original take on hip-hop. With so much repetitive music nowadays, it’s good to hear someone taking risks and doing some different shit. Bay Area stand up!!

DJ Concept & Lefty present: Gangland 3 (The Young Misguided)

Please post it up if you enjoy it…..
1. The Young Misguided
2. Blast Off
3. El Fin (feat. Bash Bros.)
4. D.V.B. (Destination vocal booth)
5. 1 World
** Reef the Lost Cauze stops by*
6. Heavy (feat. Bash Bros.)
7. New Ears, New Eyes (feat. Tab One of Kooley High)
8. Plastic World 2080
9. S.t.r.u.g.g.l.e.
** J. Rawls stops by*
10. Love (In My Head)
11. Comin Through Again
** DJ Concept speaks on it*
12. Marination Recess (W.T.F.)
13. Definition
** Red Cloud reps for the West Coast*
14. Supahero


Thad Reid – Commonwealth Muzik

The music I’ve heard from this cat has always been really good, so I’m excited to a hear full length project from him. I haven’t given this a listen yet, but I have some high expectations. If you all read Kevin Knottingham’s blog (and I know you do) you’ll recognize the name - Trav


Thad Reid
“Just Google Me”


Future The Unknown – The Sci-Fly EP

Rapper/singer/producer by the name of Future from Nashville, TN, and I am preparing to release my first EP entitled “The Sci Fly EP”. The official release date is next Monday, April 13th.



ONCE AGAIN… 2 new (to us), previously unreleased tracks from Camden, NJ’s MAGr. First is the live show starter “Feelin Us,” produced by none other than Tha S Ence of Hustle Simmons, plus a space-funked cut full of “Spike Lee” references courtesy of our Irish homey Mike Slott, via NY…

MAGr (DistantStarr & Al Mighty) > Feelin Us (prod Tha S Ence) (TRAV says: BANGER!!!!)

MAGr > Spike Lee (prod Mike Slott)

“With a catalog already over 100 tracks and no formal release to date, MAGr is in the process of finalizing and shopping two separate, long-awaited albums, and the premier No News is Good News project is only snapshot of the things to come from this refreshing combo.”


New Ayah Single

After the a fantastic response to the debut video from her 4:15 project, Ayah’s Believe has been selected as a contestant for mtvU The Freshmen Video of the Week. The Slakah the Beatchild directed video has been featured on various media platforms and its inclusion on mtvU is a wonderful achievement for both director and songstress.

“I am overjoyed to have been included in the Freshman Series on mtvU,” explained Ayah “I just want to thank all those involved in making the video especially Slakah and ask my fans and supporters to take a moment to vote for the video.”

To vote for Believe on mtvU please click on this link

Ayah’s 4:15 project will be available next week and to listen to the new single from the project MIGHT NOT BE, please click on the links below.


Big Pooh

“Rear View Mirror,” (produced by 9th Wonder) from Big Pooh’s “Delightful Bars” LP which is available now on iTunes and will be released nationally on 5-5-09.

BTW–Pooh kind of kills this!!

DL link to Big Pooh’s “Rear View Mirror” (produced by 9th Wonder):


DJ Honda & Problemz

DJ Honda has collaborated with Mos Def, Afu Ra, JuJu, Cuban Link, Grand Puba, Sadat X, The Beatnuts, Fat Joe, Biz Markie, Gang Starr, Redman, Keith Murray, Jeru The Damaja, Shawn J. Period, and De La Soul. Honda also released an album with EPMD’s PMD, entitled Underground Connection in 2002. DJ Honda and his distinctive scratching can also be heard prominently on “Trouble in the Water”, which was released on De La Soul’s 2004 rarities album entitled De La Mix Tape: Remixes, Rarities and Classics.

DJ Honda has now linked up with Problemz ( Missing Linx & Big City ) for a collaborative LP entitled, “All Killa No Filla.” “DJ Honda & ProblemzNY/NY” is now available at iTunes.

DJ Honda’s H IV coming soon as well!

DL link to DJ Honda & Problemz “NY/NY” (produced by DJ Honda):

You can also use this link to gain access to the LP Sampler for “All Killa No Filla”:


We’ve had John Public up on here before, way back in ’07 when we posted his Borrowed LP up. I want to say I’ve heard the Thrift Shop Experience, but I’m not certain. Regradless, looking forward to this. -Trav

I’m an emcee from Jersey City, NJ and wanted to put you on to the title track to my album being re-released this summer (The Thrift Shop Experience). I wanted to see if you could let this joint breathe on your site, I’d appreciate any support you’d be willing to give. I’ve attached it and also included the DL link + pic. The re-releasing this summer will have some new production, trimmed skits and some new songs. Got a joint so far with The Apple Juice Kid and Emilio Rojas, and everything is moving along pretty well.

John Public – The Thrift Shop Experience

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