Thursday, December 30, 2010

YC The Cynic ft. Sene - Mr. Brown

   YC The Cynic - "Mr. Brown" ft. Sene by dNp2

I efphs with this.
One of my boys was asking me if I was up on YC last night.  I am not.
Perhaps its time to investigate.

Homeboy Sandman, Moses Rockwell & P.SO - King of Kings

'King Of Kings' ft. Homeboy Sandman, Moses Rockwell & P SO from ACT LIVE MUSIC on Vimeo.

If I read the e-mail correctly, and there are good odds I didn't...
this is from some sort of compilation being put together by Act Live Music.
If the rest of it sounds like this, I will stay tuned.

Eminem ft. Jazmine Sullivan - Cocaine

   Eminem - Cocaine (feat. Jazmine Sullivan) by GlobalGrind

I'd love to tell you why or how this song exists, but I don't know. 
Best guess is that its a Recovery leftover.
Not too shabby.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Nottz & Asher Roth: The Rawth EP

Nottz & Asher Roth - Rawth EP by The Cluh

This actually dropped last week, but somehow I forgot about it.
Whoops.  Have some over here.

Soul Khan - Soulstice II

New joint from the Soul Like Khan album.
Peace to J57 and the Brown Bag All-Stars.

New Jersey: Home of (Future) Legends

"When you're playing with a New Jersey team and you play all across the country, I felt that New Jersey had much more developed teams than anyone,'' Mr. Agudelo said. "Maybe California is similar, but New Jersey really is the capital of United States soccer." - WSJ
And what?!

Necessary Flashback: Redman - Jersey YO!

Dr. Dre ft. Eminem, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Stat Quo and Ca$his - Syllables

   Eminem x Dr. Dre x Jay Z x 50 Cent { Syllables } [dirty/noDj] by Dj EZ' NiG

Maybe its because I'm from NJ, but I honestly couldn't care less if Dextox is ever released.  I've never been a big fan of Dre's beats, and more than anything, I could never understand how someone who's made millions off of ghost-written rhymes and beats has been given icon/pioneer status in Hip-Hop folklore*.

That said...I love the concept of this song.  Could have been a classic without the last two dudes.

UPDATE:  Now word is creeping out that this was actually recorded a few years ago.  Wow.

* If you want to counter that with a "What about Diddy?" argument, go ahead.  But if you take Diddy seriously as an emcee/producer...then I don't know what to tell you.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Fly.Union- Long Run

Haven't posted anything from Fly.Union in a while, but I'll be honest, this is more about the track than the bars.  As long as Hip-Hop breathes, well-placed piano jazz samples will sound like heaven...and cognac.

Planet Asia - Boiler Makers

   Planet Asia - Boil Makers (Prod. by Madlib) by djloscar
Madlib on them beats.
How many frustratingly short songs has Madlib been a part of?  All of them?
Planet Asia's new mixtape, Crack Belt Theatre, is out now.

Fujiya & Miyagi - YoYo

Fujiya & Miyagi "YoYo" from Ewan Jones Morris on Vimeo.

In which the physics of the yo-yo are explained.
This new stuff ain't bad, but I fear F&M will never top the perfect-in-its-moment magic of "Ankle Injuries".  That was a PERFECT time capsule piece, and everyone knows that songs where the band sings its own name are always 72% better than anything else.

Alicia Keys ft. Eve - Speechless

   Alicia Keys Ft Eve - Speechless by DJ Decko

Yeah.  Eve.  Still around.
This beat has been busy the last few weeks, but whatever.  Alicia Keys can do whatever she likes.

Random Flashback: Ruff Ryders - Scenario 2000
I miss Swizz Beatz circa 1999.

Consequence ft. Diggy Simmons & Mac Miller - I'm V.I.P.

   I'm V.I.P. by Consequence co-starring Diggy Simmons & Mac Miller by Consequence

Unexpected trio, right?  It works, though.
I efphs with the song, but it doesn't make me feel any better about Consequence's "new" vibe.

Mac Miller wins for having a Quail-Man reference.

Diggy Simmons: Past, Present(s), Future

   Diggy Simmons – Past, Presents, Future (Mixtape) by Hypetrak

Looks like Diggy dropped another mixtape last Thursday . . .hosted by DJ Premier, no less.
Ballsy move, kid.  This one features Diggy rockin' over some classic beats.  Have some over here.

Joe Budden - Ordinary Love Shit Pt. 1

   Joe Budden - Ordinary Love Shit Pt.1 by litostarr

I sense a trilogy.
And applaud Joe Budden (again), because his current "love" damn sure ain't "ordinary".

Gimmie a minute . . .

That's what happened to New Jersey this Krimmis weekend.
Raw dogged by 32" of snow.
SO...I'm not dead, and I assume there's 486 things I missed in the last however many days since I bothered with the internet.

To paraphrase someone who once said something about something:
"There will be blog."

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

IO Echo - When The Lillies Die

YEAH!  That's some good Brit RoXmas, right there, boy!  Now complete with a pseudo-Asian flare.
IO Echo is the new side-hustle of the bassist from Big Pink, who I would have bet money that I've shared here before, but apparently I haven't.  Whoops.

Check out some other jams:
   IO ECHO by Anorak London

Trophy Wife - Microlite

Lets start this off right.

Feels like the good old days (of like 4yrs ago).
I really thought the English had given up on themselves and their own great jams.  They went synth like everyone else.  Is there a revival on the way?  After 11min of research, I will say yes.  The Brits are back, and I will be bombarding my earholes, and by extension, your internets, with their new acts from now until I see fit.  Whooo!

Bonus jam and downloadable remixes, you say?

Brit RoXmas 2010!!!

The gauntlet has been thrown!!
Is that what's done with a gauntlet?  Throwing?
Give me a minute...
::wiki search:: has been thrown!  Specifically in a downward motion, as per the custom.

In the name of Holiday Festiveness, Blogspot egotism, counter-racial interests, and being easily amused . . .I am declaring Christmas 2010 to be Brit-RoXmas!

Thaaaat's right.  It's figgy puddings and roast goose for everyone!

Ryu - I Did It To Myself

I know what I just said a post ago, but this is too good to hold off.
Sample of the year?  Have some.

You may know Ryu from Styles of Beyond, Fort Minor or the Get Busy Committee (which also includes Apathy, this track's producer).

Chapel Club - The Shore

   Chapel Club - The Shore by MCMLXXXVIII

Let's mix things up a bit.
I don't like having 800 Hip-Hop posts in a row.  Gets boring.
This isn't a single or anything, but you need to hear it anyway.

Besides that, I friggin' LOVE this song.
Chapel Club sound like all the best parts of England from 2000-2010 smashed together into one magical thing.  All the cool kids are jammin' it.

Murs & 9th Wonder - I Used to Love H.E.R. (Again)

Exactly what you think it is.
I'm guessing this means that Murs and 9th are putting another LP together.

Necessary FlashbackCommon (Sense) - I Used to Love H.E.R.

Talib Kweli - How You Love Me

Ahh, the week before Christmas, a.k.a. Breakup Season.
3 cheers for the chaos that keeps us all rolling.

Gutter Rainbows is set for Jan. 25.  Interestingly enough, Kweli is only making the digital form of his album available in the US, while everyone else gets the CD/vinyl as well.  New business model?

Pace Won & Mr. Green ft. Rival - My Song


Off their second album together, The Only Number That Matters is Won.  Follow up to The Only Color That Matters Is Green.  Get it?  Yyyeah, you get it.  You seem to be the clever sort.

Wale ft. Lloyd - Let's Chill

   Wale - Let's Chill (Feat. Lloyd) by ImFlashy

Get your Christmas lovin' on.  Egg nog and all that, B.

Am I gonna go on a rant about Wale signing to Rick Ross' label?
Nooooo.  Then I'd be a hater, right?  All I can hope is that it gives Wale access to those crazy beats that Ross has been wasting for the last few years.

Necessary FlashbackGuy - Let's Chill

Monday, December 20, 2010

David Banner & 9th Wonder ft. Erykah Badu - Silly

   David Banner & 9th Wonder - Silly (feat. Erykah Badu) by EssuavemeediaOnWordpress
5yrs ago, if you told me that I'd be waiting for a David Banner album...I might have slapped you.
But here we are.  Death of a Pop Star finally drops tomorrow, and I expect big things.  As always, 2010 is a strange place.

Amadou & Mariam - Sabali (Miike Snow Remix)

   Amadou And Mariam - Sabali (Miike Snow Remix) by hellocolor

Nice to know that the boys of Miike Snow are still alive.
And yes, this song does sound familiar to you.  It's been sampled a few times in the last couple years.  As you can see above, A&M have a remix collection coming out next month.  I'm not gonna front like a I have a big stash of Amadou & Mariam jams in the files, but I will damn sure be keeping an eye out for that Yuksek remix.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Space Invadas?

Dammit, that's funky.
I don't know these dudes.  Apparently, this album dropped in Feb.
Hit their site to check it out.  From what I just skimmed through, I think I need this ASAP.
If nothing else, make sure you listen to "Life".  Crazy.

STS, GhostWridah & Sean Faylon - Future Presidents

     01 Future Presidents by ImFlashy

We need more STS music, for real.
Southern rappers put out a jam every 38sec, yet one of the few that I really like doesn't.  Go figure.
Anyhow...this track is set to appear on all 3 artists' upcoming albums.

Doesn't this beat sound like Drake's boy, 40 did it?
No?  Just me?  Cool.

Ghostface Killah 2-for-1 Sale

Item 1: "Troublemakers" ft. Raekwon, Redman & Method Man
   Ghostface Killah ft Raekwon, Method Man, Redman - by MrJDK

Item 2: "In Tha Park" ft. Black Thought
   in tha park feat black thought by user8074475

Apollo Kids, December 21.
I know I say this on damn near every Ghost post (haha..."Ghost post"), but y'all slept on Ghostdini.  Go get that too.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sean Boog ft. Rapsody - What It Is

Boog's Away Team partner, Khrysis, on them beats.
Album drops Saturday (18th)Have some.

Chapel Club - Surfacing


CHAPEL CLUB | Myspace Music Videos

If Kings of Leon were produced by a Brit . . .
This isn't their best jam, but rock songs that get music videos rarely fall into that category anyway.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mr. Brady ft. Diamond D & Blu - Get Choze

San Diego rapper, Mr. Brady links with Blu ans NY legend, Diamond D.
Very 90's.

Kanye West ft. CyHi Da Prynce & Teyana Taylor - Christmas In Harlem

   Kanye West (Feat. Cyhi Da Prynce) - Christmas In Harlem by CHINODRAMA

Brought to you by two decidedly un-Harlem dudes.

UPDATE:  Knew this couldn't be the whole deal.  The final version will include Cam'Ron, Vado, Jim Jones, Pusha T, Big Sean & Musiq Soulchild.

MGMT - Siberian Breaks (Ed Banger All-Stars Remix)

   MGMT - Siberian Breaks (Ed Banger All Stars Remix) by P-REX

This song is long as shit, but you have to let the whole thing ride to fully appreciate it.
I haven't had a reason to mention MGMT since . . .damn.  I really though I'd be into them for a while when their first few songs came out, but...NOPE!

Anyway, nothing of this world could grab my attention like the words "Ed Banger All-Star Remix".  Nothing.  The All-Stars in question are So Me, Breakbot & Busy P.  Each drops a bit of their own style into this.  Not too shabby.

Talib Kweli ft. Iron Solomon & Jean Grae - Chicken Soup

Off the Community mixtape.
FYI, Iron Solomon is a hell of a battle rapper.

The Niceguys - The Good Shepherd

The Niceguys - The Good Shepherd from Evesborough Films on Vimeo.

I like some Niceguys jams alot more than others, but this one is definitely a winner.
Shout out to E.M. Theories!

Necessary FlashbackPuffy ft. Biggie & Jay-Z - Young G's


Self-quoting, the breakfast of Champions:

Next January, we'll be reading the Ives headline "Juan Agudelo to Atletico Madrid" or some shit.  We'll wonder why he isn't getting minutes,  we'll wonder why he isn't scoring for the US anymore.  All because his most important developmental years will be spent on a bench. - FF& SS (Nov.18, 2010)

I have foreseen this travesty!
Join my cult.  Subscribe to the newsletter.  Enjoy the free Kool-Aid.

Of course, right now, the Red Bulls are telling everyone to kindly go fuck themselves (sideways!), but eventually money talks.  I'll be the first to admit that I'm paranoid, but how much time can we really expect to keep Agudelo?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Kida - Done Fakin'

This beat makes me wish I could rap.
But I think I'd waste its soulfulness deliberately and spit 100 bars about the honey butter at Whole Foods or some shit like that.  Y'all are lucky I don't have any talent.

Lil' Wayne ft. Cory Gunz - 6'7'

   Lil Wayne 6'7 f. Cory Gunz by user8074475

Esoteric Joke: I post this because Animal Collective hasn't released anything in a while.
Moths, meet flame.

Mayer Hawthorne - Christmas Time Is Here

   Mayer Hawthorne - Christmas Time Is Here by Mayer Hawthorne

Because the stuff I've already posted today hasn't been random enough . . .

True Confession: I own A Charlie Brown Christmas on DVD.  To this day, I watch it 2-3 times per Christmas season.  I understand Charlie Brown.  He gets it, man.  That dude was WAY ahead of his time.  And without the slightest bit of irony, I would genuinely put that movie's soundtrack/score in my Top 15 albums ever recorded.

This track actually sounds like Hawthorne singing over the Vince Guaraldi Trio's original instrumental.  Good times.  Good times.

Toro y Moi - Still Sound

   Toro Y Moi - "Still Sound" by Stereo/Pirate

Favorite jam for the next 20min!

This sounds like the shit your parents used to get high to in college, back in '77.
Yeah, they were cool once.
I efphs with this.  Tons.
Underneath The Pine, Feb 22.

Did anything else come from that Les Sins stuff? 

Diddy-Dirty Money - Azz On The Floor

Audio quality is kinda whack, but you know you'd jam this if no one was looking.
Wonder if Diplo likes this.

The Crystal Ark - City Never Sleeps

The Crystal Ark - The City Never Sleeps from SUBVOYANT on Vimeo.

DFA Records does it again.
The crazy lookin' dude is Gavin Russom of LCD Soundsystem.

Burns & Fred Falke - Y.S.L.M. Remixes

If you remember, I think the origi version of this is bananas*.
Now we got some remixes...

Burns European Sex Dub Remix:
   Burns & Fred Falke - Y.S.L.M. (You Stopped Loving Me) (Burns' European Sex Dub) by ALXRSE

Treasure Fingers Remix:
   Burns and Fred Falke - You Stopped Loving Me (Treasure Fingers Remix) by Ol' Sam

* Now she is in your head.  How's it feel?  Kinda warm?

Blu & Exile - Seasons

New Blu & Exile!  Can't start a Tuesday off better than that.
And it's about negative 8-hunnit degrees in Jersey today, so the vibe fits.

Bold assertion: I'm officially* declaring the race on between Blu and Jay Electronica to become the Thom Yorke of Hip-Hop.  How's that?

*as if anyone is listening

Monday, December 13, 2010

Rapsody ft. Skyzoo & Thee Tom Hardy - Honda Accord Music (Still Can't Afford A Maybach Remix)

RAPSODY - HONDA ACCORD MUSIC (REMIX) from Pricefilms on Vimeo.

9th Wonder on the beats, of course.

Katy Perry - Fireworks (DJ Mehdi Remix)

     Katy Perry - Firework (DJ Mehdi Remix) by Hypetrak

Q: How do you turn chicken shit into chicken salad?
A: Replace the terrible track with newness from an Ed Banger producer and minimize the vocals and awful lyrics to such a level that your remix hardly bares any resemblance to the original song.

This formula will NEVER fail.

Side note:  I really don't use enough .gif action around here.  Gotta work on that.

Lykke Li - Get Some (Beck Remix)

   Lykke Li | Get Some (Beck Remix) by choltida

Not a big fan or the origi, or the 35,268 remixes already out there for this song,
but I efphs with this one.

Blu - Not U

Blu_NotU from Johnson Barnes on Vimeo.

Will it be on No York?
Who knows.
Better yet, should we even hold our breath until that LP is actually released?

Voli - Here

 Where's the mixtape?!!?!?

Diddy-Dirty Money - Someone to Love Me

DIDDY / DIRTY MONEY "Someone To Love Me" from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

I repeat:  Hate all you want, but you aqnd I both know that some of these jams are pretty good.
Last Train to Paris drops tomorrow (14th).

Nottz & Asher Roth - Break Bread

   Asher Roth x Nottz Raw - Break Bread (Dirty) by Restless

Why does Joanna Newsom work so well as Hip-Hop sample fodder?!
There needs to be some kind of federal investigation.
You can find this on The Rawth collabo EP on Dec. 27.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sean Boog - Gettin' Mine

SEAN BOOG - GETTIN' MINE from Pricefilms on Vimeo.

Light Beers Ahead of You...Dec. 18th.

Kev Brown (still not me): A Lowbudget Christmas

Again...not me.
But one of the best and most underrated producers of this era (ask Busta) just dropped a free Christmas LP on us.  He didn't really give any details, but whatever.  It's Kev Brown and its free.

Necessary Flashback: Jay-Z - Dirt off Your Shoulders (Brown Album Remix)
And yes, I absolutely used to drive around blasting the intro to this on repeat.
Damn right I did.

UPDATE:  LOL @ me for accidentally typing "overrated" above and not catching the typo for 4 days.  WHOOPS!


The Skypes.
I has it.

Don't know what that means, though.
I have no idea what it does...but it seems like one of those 21st century things that I'm supposed to do.  Is having Skype at all relevant to this blog?  I have no idea, but on the off chance that it is, I figured I'd mention it.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Householod Goods

Now, I have no idea who these poeple/this dude is...
And this song isn't the greatest from front to back...
But holy hell, for the moments that it bangs, it fuckin' bangs!

You got the video up there, but check out (and download) the .mp3.  Much better audio quality:
   Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Household Goods by KICK ASS

:46 mark, FTMFW!

Check out some of their other shit on The Face Books.  It's a pretty fresh dubstep meets house kinda thing.  And I hate dubstep, so to pull this off is nuts.

Talib Kweli x Blacksmith x Mick Boogie Present: The Community Mixtape

Hit you with a few tracks from this already.  The whole package is ready to go.
Jams from Kweli, Jean Grae, Strong Arm Steady and some dope features, plus submissions from posters on that Kweli selected himself.  Have some.

Statik Selektah ft. Termanology, Ea$y Money & Wais P - No Shame

Statik Selektah: Producer of the Year.  It's not even close.
On the 21st. Statik will serve The Left-Overs (Unreleased & Overlooked).
I assume there's gonna be some craziness in there. 
This dude has been working like a madman the last 2 years or so.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Jay Electronica ft. Tone Treasure - Jazzmatazz

   Jay Electronica - Jazzmatazz (Guru Tribute) f. Tone Treasure by Nothing Can Save You

A tribute the the late legend, Guru
The MLK sample is waaaaaay over the top.  Good song nonetheless.
Play it 2-3 times to catch it all type stuff.

P-Money - The Soul +

New Zealand!
Didn't know they had electricity, let alone the grid strength to pump out jams like this.

Check out the album (?) Everything below.  Kinda dope.  Funky enough that you'll jam it, but pop enough that your less adventurous friends won't give you the "WTF is this shit?" face when you jam it.  Happy mediums!
Everything by p_money

Daft Punk - Derezzed

That's right, an actual Daft Punk music video.
Can't wait to spend $30 to watch this movie listen to the background music.

Yelawolf - Swagger Killer

   Yelawolf Ft. Mz Shanti - Swagger Killer by ImFlashy

I promise, this is alot better than that awful title.
Different vibe for Yelawolf.  Sounds like something Bun B or 3000 would rap over.
Good times.  In fact, can we get that for a remix?!

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Hundred In The Hands - Pigeon (Screen Test Remix)

Damn, that's a winner.
Go ahead.  Turn it up at your desk and don't start a mean head nod.  I dare you.
It's impossible.

Blu - SLNGBNGrs!

   SLNGBNGrs! by mr.dibiase

Very Flying Lotusy.
Asking where a Blu jam came from, or where it's meant to end up is completely useless.  Just enjoy 'em when they show up and wait for the next one.  Supposedly, there's a mixtape on the way.  We shall see.

Joell Ortiz - Battle Cry

From a mixtape?  The album?  Random jam?
I don't know.  Angry Ortiz is interesting, though.

Consequence ft. Q-Tip, Large Professor & Havoc - Fake I.D.

   Consequence feat. Q-Tip, Large Professor og Havoc: Fake I.D. by

Consequence seems to really be going out of his way to have a different vibe than G.O.O.D. Music.
As if his friends from the block came to him like "what's up with your boys?" and he's got to validate himself in the hood again.  I hope it's not the case.  He (and his fans) are way too damn old to be worrying about street cred.

Voli - Solitary Confinement

Quickly becoming my favorite new rapper.
Still waiting for Glass Doors.

"You've Got The Love" (Theophilus London Remix)

   You've Got The Love [Theophilus London Remix] by NyceTrackS

TL adds some flavor to the xx remix of Florence & The Machine's "You've Got The Love".
A little late, but why not?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Whack Ass Comos Eat Stale Leftovers

Rumor has it the Cosmos will be playing against Santos @ the Meadowlands in June.
Yes.  The "new" team in the Big Apple is coming to play in someone else's building...on the Metros/RedBulls old stomping play the same team that was already here to celebrate the opening of Red Bull Arena.

Are you for real with this shit?
New York Cosmos, a.k.a. Sloppy Seconds FC.
Word on the street is that those unappreciative whiners from Brooklyn and gonna run buses from Manhattan to the game.  Forgive my memory, buuuut I'm pretty sure that there are only a dozen of you fools.  I think a cab would do it.  And I could have SWORN your whole beef was about "NY" teams playing in Jersey...yet this game at the Meadowlands is going to be your "supporters" coming out party?  Wow.  And didn't you ladies already pledge your allegiances to FC New York?!

So here's the Borough Boys timeline as best I can recall:
  - Denounce Red Bulls because they're just a marketing exercise and play in Jersey
 - Claim to be supporters of NYC soccer, and pledge to FCNY, but once that dumpster fire gets lit, you hop off because it's clear they'll never be 1st division...and it turns out there's nowhere for them to play in NYC proper (who knew?!?)
 - Jump on the Cosmo's nuts (Cosmonuts?) even though anyone with any common sense can see that this is just a mechanism for Umbro to move merch to the huuuuuuuge NYC elitist asshole / soccer hipster* market.  So in effect, you've decided to hitch your small, sad, shaky wagon to soccer's Harlem Globetrotter circus act and actually claim to SUPPORT them...rather than hop on a fucking train and walk 3 blocks to Red Bull Arena.  Aaaaaaaamazin'.

*  "Soccer hipsters" [(c) - FF&SS, Inc] is the new "Euro snob".

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sean Price - Sabado Gigante

   Sean Price -Sabado Gigante by Deerokthhh

FACT:  Your career as a NY rapper doesn't count until you freestyle over this beat at least once.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Where You Should Be Tonight . . .

Yup, yup.  Good pure Hip-Hop tonight at the legendary Court Tavern in New Brunswick.
By far the best place to drink in Central Jersey.  Been there a million and one times, but never knew they messed with Hip-Hop like that.  Good times.
I'll be in the spot tonight.  Specifically to check out St. Joe Louis and Silent Knight.
Say hello and buy me one of them big ass Miller High Life cans the sell in there.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Lessondary (Von Pea, Donwill, Spec Boogie, Che Grand & Elucid) - Faded

This is from Von Pea's So Motivational mixtape from a while back.

This is great.  The song is great.  The simplicity of the video is great.
Anything that even remotely involves any member of Tanya Morgan is always great.

I know this shit can get confusing, so I'll explain the above:  Von Pea & Donwill are members of the group Tanya Morgan, and they also run with the larger collective knows as The Lessondary, which includes Che Grand, Spec Boogie and Elucid, who you see up there.  Yeah.

Money Making Jam Boys (Black Thought, Truck North & Dice Raw) - Judgement Day

"Judgment Day" Money Making Jam Boys Music Video from Visually Inklined on Vimeo.

Impatiently waiting for this mixtape to drop.  I want 40 tracks. 
Feels like years since the idea of these dudes dropping something together first came up.

21 Minutes of Tron Legacy Soundtrack

Find more artists like Hollywood Records at Myspace Music

First time I will be going to a movie just to hear the music in the background.  I don't know shit about some Tron.  The only Tron I ever knew used to sell bootleg DVDs and knockoff cologne oils at the barbershop.

Rapsody - Imagination

RAPSODY - IMAGINATION from Pricefilms on Vimeo.

I say the following without the slightest hint of sarcasm:
1Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory is the greatest thing in the history of recorded visual imagery.
2.  I've been waiting roughly 20 years to hear this song sampled well.

And for the sake of rap nerd clarity, 9th didn't do this beat, it was Oh No.  9th is in the video because Rapsody is a new artist on his new label.

Yelawolf - Pop The Trunk (Bones & Vocal Version)

Super dope.  Stripped down, all-piano version.
Even moodier than the original.

You Can't Be Serious . . .

I really don't feel like doing a 10,000,000 word rant on the state of Hip-Hop in 2010, but this cover is genuinely depressing.

Woolfy - Looking Glass

Woolfy - Looking Glass from DFA Records on Vimeo.

Slightly NSFW-ish

I don't know how or where DFA finds all these quality people to sign to their label.  I'm almost certain that James Murphy has some kind of farm in upstate NY.  DFA Records is the Corvette ZR-1 of record labels.  It might not have the gaudy numbers, prestige, and overall magic performance of some of its foreign counterparts, but dollar-for-dollar, it doesn't get much better.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Voli - Stress by MrJDK

Another one from the Jersey emcee.
Seriously...somebody get that mixtape/album/whatever you got in my inbox!

Tobacco - Motorlicker

Ohhh yeah, Tobacco.  I remeber them too.
I heard a few songa and planned to keep up with them . . .that was in April and this is the first time I've mentioned them since.  Whoops.

The GO! Team - T.O.R.N.A.D.O.

I remember them.
They used to make songs...about stuff.

Talib Kweli - Palookas


Off some random mixtape someplace.

Strong Arm Steady - Makings of You

   Strong Arm Steady ft. Curtis Mayfield - Makings of You (Prod. by Pete Rock) by alexberber187

According to SAS, they had this beat from Pete Rock a while ago, and it was meant for their upcoming Arms & Hammers album, but then some dude from Chicago came and bought the beat for a much higher price and put this random Brooklyn kid on it.  Who knew?