I’m trying desperately to try to spend more time checking out other blogs once again. Honestly, a lot of the blogs out there are carbon copies of each other. Not to knock anyone’s hustle, but it gets kinda of redundant. I found a few new sites (and one not so new, but had to post it again) that I had to check out. All our good, and for the old school heads into obscure stuff, check the Jesse Serwer, I killed almost two hours going through old posts on there last Sunday/
Donny Goines – The Next Chapter
I’M KING CLOTHING
1) Don’t You Prod. by Cook Classics
2) Bring It Forward (New York, New York) Prod. by Versatile
3) Whatever It Is (Ft. Mela Machinko) Prod. by Frequency
4) Money (Ft. ) Prod. by DJ Static
5) Don’t Mess with a Woman (Ft. Amanda Diva & Naledge) Prod. by Dub Z
6) Sublime (Ft. Peter Hadar & Outasight) Prod. by Buckwild
7) She Like (Ft. Che Grand & ) Prod. by Apple Juice Kid
8) Make Me Feel (Ft. Emilio Rojas) Prod. by Kwame
9) Oh No (Ft. Patent Pending) Prod. by The Goverment
10) What U Expected Remix (Ft. Rain, , Reks & Big Lou) Prod. by Statik Selektah
11) A Love Song (Ft. Lydia Caesar & Skyzoo) Prod. by Digga
12) Closer Prod. by Dame Grease
13) Digital Genocide (Ft. Planet Asia & Poison Pen) Prod. by DJ Snips
14) Grateful (Ft. Tanya Morgan & Jeremy Carr) Prod. by Cookin Soul
15) Party Prod. by Apple Juice Kid
16) Can’t Get it Right (Ft. A.Pinks, Esso & 6th Sense) Prod. by 6th Sense
17) These Times Prod. by Dub Z
Blaq Poet – Blaqprint Sampler
Anticipation for Blaq Poet’s Tha Blaqprint has been bubbling for a minute. First, Poet dropped the single; then came the video, bringing the visuals to match. Next came the EPK, and now Blaq Poet, in conjunction with DJ Premier and Year Round Records are proud to bring you Tha Blaqprint Album Sampler. Totaling 21 minutes and 15 tracks, Tha Blaqprint album sampler cuts from track-to-track giving fans a taste of what to expect when the full-length drops on June 30.
The sampler, which includes the fan favorites “Ain’t Nuttin’ Changed,” “Voices,” and the recently-circulating “Hate” featuring fellow Queensbridge native N.O.R.E., is full of the gritty, New York boom-bap sound that fans have grown to know, love, and expect from a Blaq Poet album. Musically, the one-and-only DJ Premier, who produced all but two tracks on the album, is responsible for providing that sound, and throughout listening to the sampler it becomes clear that neither Poet nor Premo have disappointed. Tha Blaqprint will be available June 30 via Year Round Records via Fat Beats Distribution.
Tha Blaqprint Album Sampler:
OK, here’s the Same Beat project I mentioned last week. Like Damu said last time, the price should be famiar… Let us know what you think. You can download the audio via the bandcamp page or the player below. As a backup, you can also download the grab the zip file here (3mp3s, front/back covers). The videos for this one are streaming on vimeo (better quality) and if anyone NEEDS the mp4s for their iphones/ipods, lemme know and i’ll take care of you
EMINEM: FIRST VIDEO INTERVIEW EVER!!
But a young spring chicken back in 1998, UGHH’s CEO Quest tests the high waters of big things to come as he ventures into the bowels of the since extinct Club Hibernia in the heart of downtown Boston to garner attention for an UndergroundHipHop.com website he was just beginning to develop at the time. Using his 8mm camera, the valiant young entrepreneur captures Eminem 10 years ago in the first video interview ever conducted with the then blossoming vanilla boy wonder. Tagged on to the end of this twelve minute time-capsule, a highly intoxicated Royce Da 5’9″ accompanies Eminem in the basement of Boston’s infamous Middle East nightclub to discuss the origins of “Bad Meets Evil”, their collaboration for the then newly released “Slim Shady LP.” Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg reminds Eminem of having met Quest / UGHH before the Slim Shady LP release in another section of the city, to which Eminem (whose ego has exponentially expanded) exclaims, “Before we were dicks. Now we’re BIG DICKS!”
Hip Hop In Politics: Hip Hop Caucus
D-Sisive – www.letthechildrendie.com
MP3: D-Sisive – Clowny Clown
With 5 releases, critical acclaim, and a Juno Nomination for Best Rap Recording (The Book), it’s safe to say D-Sisive has had a huge 2008. With no plans of slowing down, he starts off ’09 with his new LP, ‘Let The Children Die’, available on URBNET Records on May 5 in Canada and June 9 in USA.
The Good People
Now available for free download is the first single “Gotta Thing For You” from The Good People, taken from their upcoming release “Home Coming” that will be available May 19th on Domination Recordings!
Free Download: The Good People “Gotta Thing For You” MP3
About The Good People: In 2005 Super Producer/Emcee Saint and highly respected world renown Emcee/DJ Emskee joined forces to make The Good People. Both New York Natives, Saint from Long Island and Emskee from L.E.S. came together with one goal in mind… Make quality Hip Hop with meaning and intelligence.
Emskee is a Veteran in the New York City DJ scene. Over the past 2 decades you might have heard him spinning at places such as APT, Joe’s Pub, Coffee Shop, Black Betty and many other well known spots throughout NYC. He is also known for his DJ residency on the legendary Underground Railroad Radio Show on WBAI 99.5. He is the creator and host of the bi monthly “Rare Radio Show” which has become a legendary radio event in its own right. For years he was heard rhyming on promos for DJ’s such as Funk Master Flex and Wendy Williams with his then producer, Nick Wiz. He had put the mic down for years until he met up with Saint and resurrected his emcee abilities.
Saint got his start in 2003 at Brooklyn based record label Seven Heads where he released his first album Grown Folk Music. Since then he has gone on to produce and collaborate with artists such as J-Live, Wordsworth, , Mr. Man, Grap Luva, Unspoken heard, Kon and Amir, Zimbabwe Legit, Cadence, Breez Evahflowin, C rayz Walz, Prince Po, , Mr. Complex and the list goes on. In 2008 he released his second solo effort “About Time” on Pro Se / Domination recordings.
Over a 4 year period The Good People have released 2 full length albums, An EP, 5 singles, and numerous guest appearances on other projects. All which happen to be over seas releases in Europe and Japan. Hard to believe after all the success, The Good People have never released a single piece of music in the States….until now. Finally The Good People have come home with there first State Side album “Home Coming”. A collection of their singles and best tracks from their over seas releases along with 5 never released tracks. Finally hear what you have been missing with special guests such as Prince Po, Cadence, Kool Kim, Dumi Right, Oktober, Mr. Man, Dr. Becket and others.
Kev Turner ft. Mag, Fokis & Causi – Feel Free To Spit (Prod. By J. Slant)
This track by Kev Turner hailing from Philadelphia saw him link with a variety of East Coast rappers to deliver this banger produced by J. Slant. FEEL FREE TO SPIT features the wordplay of Mag from the Bronx, Fokis representing the L.E.S and Causi from South Jersey, a joint which allows a couple of rising stars their time to shine.
BROWN BAG ALLSTARS
On behalf of my group, The Brown Bag AllStars, I would like to introduce you to “Brown Bag Season” which kicked off yesterday, May 18th!
Brown Bag Season is a marketing campaign we developed and have steadily been working on since back in November; During Brown Bag Season we will be leaking 2 – 4 brand new Brown Bag songs and/or video clips (Brown Bag in studio with artists, Fat Beats ciphers with us and other artists, etc) each week starting today and continuing all the way into September.
We began recording these new tracks back in November so that we
wouldn’t compromise any quality in the slightest…and now we’re ready
to officially unleash Brown Bag Season!
Hope you enjoy the madness!
Here’s a link to the first track:
J57 Feat. Skyzoo “Lights Out” (prod. J57, Cuts by Deejay Element)
Download It Here
The Brown Bag AllStars Are:
The Audible Doctor (Emcee/Producer)
DJ E Holla (DJ)
Deejay Element (DJ)
DJ Goo (DJ)
Kooley High just released “Who’s That” Produced by Foolery:
With the release of Method Man and Redman’s Blackout 2, today we are dropping an exclusive contest thanks to the good folks at Def Jam. The acapella for Meth/Red’s song ‘Dangerous MC’s’ is being liberated by yours truly for this event and the legendary producer Buckwild will be choosing the winning remix. Below you can find out all the details including a very nice prize package provided by the Myspace.com, Rocksmith and Clarion.
Below we have the original and the acapella for Method Man and Redman’s song ‘Dangerous MC’s’. Buckwild will be choosing the winner and we will be announcing who that is right here at illRoots.com on May 28th.
1. One submission per producer. That submission should be submitted as an MP3 attachment in an email to dangerousmcsremix[at]gmail.com along with all contact information.
2. NO external links to will be considered (Zshare, Limelinx, Divshare, Sharebee, Etc.)
3. All submissions should be in by no later than Midnight EST on May 26th.
4. Winner will be notified by email on May 27th and featured on both illRoots.com and Myspace.com on May 28th.