Thursday, July 31, 2008
[Double O, Naledge]
Not many details on this story but I hope Double O of Kidz in the Hall gets back on his feet soon, hopefully in time for the NYC Rock the Bells this Sunday. Here's his manager's statement courtesy of Matt from MAC Media, he'll be in my prayers:
Double O from the hip hop group Kidz In The Hall was assaulted by several bouncers early Saturday morning, July 26, while inside a nightclub in Tempe, AZ following a Kidz In The Hall performance. Group member and friend Naledge, who did not witness the assault on Double O, was arrested outside of the club. Naledge's attempt to get medical assistance for Double O was misconstrued as a hinderence to the investigation. Reports that no injuries were sustained are false as Double O was taken to the hospital with multiple injuries from the excessive force used by club security. On Sunday morning Double O underwent surgery for one of his injuries. He is still in the hospital, but in stable condition.
In the last 2 years, Kidz In The Hall have traveled to over 10 countries, have done 200+ shows and never before been involved in any altercation, big or small, with club or concert security, or police officers.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
All these nuccas takin' credit for the work that I put in
If you really put me on, put yourself on then
Talk about fresh. If you haven't noticed already, up top is a promo poster for GZA's upcoming disc Pro Tools dropping in a few weeks (I'll hand a late pass to those that missed the first leak from it). Below, we've got a boatload of heaters to get you through hump day and into the weekend festivities including two top-notch remixes. Big ups to Matt from MAC Media, Mr. X, eskay, heather, and lowkey for the hook-ups.. Enjoy!
Young Jeezy ft. Jay-Z - Put On Remix
Sauce Money ft. Jadakiss & Busta Rhymes
Lil' Wayne ft. Nu Jerzey Devil - Pimpin'
Termanology ft. Bun-B - How We Rock prod. DJ Premier
Muja Messiah ft. Black Thought - Give It Up prod. Malik Worthy
Sunday, July 27, 2008
.. Cause they say you ain't grindin' until you tired
I'm really feelin' this collab, I just wish Wayne got on the mic for a verse. Here's a good quality version minus the DJ tags and the video above is a behind-the-scenes peak at the video shoot. Shouts to rizoh for the MP3 and eskay for the vid.. Enjoy!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
And I'm grindin' til I'm tired
They say you ain't grindin' til you tired
So I'm grindin' with my eyes wide
Lookin' to find a way through the day, a light for the night
.. Phenomenal night last night at The Office and New Bruns, plus Atlantic City's finest tonight? Sounds like a typical weekend in dom's life, livin' it up because life's too short not to!
While I'm patiently waiting for next Sunday's NY Rock The Bells stop, I needed to wrap up the best of this week's leaks. Like always, shouts to eskay, NMC, herfection & all the fresh blogs out there. Here goes.. Enjoy!
First off, pick up your free copy of Murs & 9th Wonder's newest LP Sweet Lord over here, here's a taste of what you'll get:
Murs & 9th Wonder - Free
Now on to the new tracks..
The Game ft Lil' Wayne - My Life (sorry for the DJ tags)
I'm from a windy city like do or die
From a block close to where Biggie was crucified
That was Brooklyn's Jesus, shot for no fuckin' reason
And you wonder why Kanye wears Jesus pieces?
GZA - Alphabets (my personal favorite in Wu, he's still a beast after all these years)
All I need is a beat with a continuous loop
And a live vibe that'll hypnotize like a flute
I want somethin' that's rugged by nature like the forest
Compose like a symphony without a chorus
Mos Def - Twilight Speedball [Live] (new cut off his upcoming disc The Ecstatic, can't wait to see him perform Sunday!)
Life is a game, I heard the homie say
But I came to win
Young Chris ft. Wale - Large
Runnin' til we stop, I'ma have to settle for Koch
No dissin' my position, I'm livin' for hip-hop
Random ft. Naledge - Exhale (ultra smooth jam!)
I heard hip-hop died, yea I was at the funeral
Opened up the casket, what I saw was so beautiful
So musical, an empty tomb
She came back so I promised I'd be true to you
Redman - I Run My Block Freestyle (over "Show Me What You Got" instrumental)
I don't care how much coke you cook
'Cause when it come to MC's, I was there when they wrote the book
DMX - Soldier (X is certified crazy, he speaks on all his recent troubles on this here track)
Dog for life, bang often
Streets is dangerous, cats stay off 'em
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
.. Coming soon!
Madlib’s WLIB AM: King of the Wigflip coming 9/30 on BBE’s Beat Generation series
- Stones Throw
- July 22, 2008
WLIB AM: King of the Wigflip CD/2LP
1. The New Resident - Beat Konducta
2. Blow The Horns On 'Em - Guilty Simpson
3. The Plan Pt. 1 - Georgia Anne Muldrow
4. Tension - Beat Konducta
5. Gamble On Ya Boy - Defari
6. The Ox (805) - MED feat. Poke
7. All Virtue - Beat Konducta
8. Blinfold Test #10 (He Don't Play) - J.Rocc
9. The Thang-Thang - Price Po
10. Heat - Madlib
11. Smoke Break - Beat Konducta
12. The Plan (Reprise) - Beat Konducta
13. Life - Karriem Riggins
14. Parklight - Beat Konducta
15. Yo Yo Affair Pt. 1 & 2 - Frezna
16. I Want It Back - The Professionals (Oh No & Madlib)
17. Disco Dance - Beat Konducta
18. What It Do - Liberation
19. Take That Money - Roc ‘C’ feat. Oh No
20. Drinks Up! - Frank N Dank
21. The Way That I Live - Stacy Epps
22. Ratrace - Murs
23. Go! - Guilty Simpson
24. Stop - Beat Konducta
Sunday, July 20, 2008
The first time I heard this on GTA IV, I searched for it online and couldn't find it anywhere. Finally, my homie Matt at MAC Media hooked up the MP3. "Where's My Money" is Busta at his best, off DJ Green Lantern's Liberty City Invasion.. Enjoy!
Busta Rhymes - Where's My Money
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
..I'ma Stay Fly.
After learning last night that downtown Denver throws down heavy (shouts to Rio, Front Porch, & especially Five Degrees!), I'm back on the last night of my business trip to recap the best new tracks of the week. Here's the run-down.. Enjoy!
ASHer Roth - Chillionaire A Millie
Big Boi ft. Mary J. Blige - Sumtin' Gotta Give (NO DJ!)
KiD CuDi - Maui Wowie (grab his new mixtape A Kid Called CuDi HERE courtesy of 10.Deep)
Mickey Factz ft. Robin Thicke - Keyz of Life
Mickey Factz ft. Tanya Morgan - We Ain't
Nas - Like Me [UK Bonus Track]
Rhymefest ft. Wale - Ain't Heard It From Me prod. Scram Jones
Skillz - For Real (He Don't Own Me)
Styles P ft. Junior Reid - Invasion! prod. Green Lantern
T.I. - Whatever You Like
Wale ft. Young Chris - Whole Time
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
.. Just grabbed two tickets for the summer's biggest event in hip-hop - don't be jealous, be there!
Rock The Bells a.k.a. the illest line-up ever
Sunday, August 3 @ Jones Beach Theatre, NYC
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, NAS, MOS DEF, DE LA SOUL, RAKIM, METHOD MAN & REDMAN, RAEKWON & GHOSTFACE, IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, DEAD PREZ, MURS, JAY ELECTRONICA, WALE
BIGBOX CULTURE CLUB STAGE Featuring:
SPANK ROCK / AMANDA BLANK, DEVLIN & DARKO, DJ AFRIKA BAMBAATAA, THE COOL KIDS, TYGA, B.o.B, NINJASONIK, BLAQSTARR, PASE ROCK
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS: THE PHARCYDE
HOSTED BY: B-REAL, SUPERNATURAL & SCRATCH, DJ GREEN LANTERN
Monday, July 14, 2008
.. While I'm handling grown man business for a week in Denver, I'll bless my loyal subscribers periodically with fire like this. First up we've got two unreleased bonus tracks from Talib Kweli's masterpiece Eardrum, then a new Green Lantern-produced heater from Styles P, a remix to Mickey Factz's Leak 27 by Naledge of Kidz in the Hall, and finally the two-part critique of hip-hop's current state from Jersey's own Jumpoff Joey - who truly ain't afraid to speak the truth. Enjoy!
Talib Kweli ft. Little Brother - Getting My Grown Man On
Talib Kweli ft. Marsha Ambrisious - Take It Back
Joe Budden - Who Pt. 1
Joe Budden - Who Pt. 2
Naledge - Incredible
Styles P - Go prod. Green Lantern
Thursday, July 10, 2008
.. Doing it big, like always. Here's a new collab between Big Boi of Outkast and soul-hop songtress Mary J. Blige, possibly off the ATLiens upcoming Sir Luscious Left Foot?! Thanks to lowkey for the link, Enjoy!
Big Boi ft. Mary J. Blige - Something's Gotta Give
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
It was written on the walls that success is a process
No matter how hard I fall, I know where there's some progress
.. Now this is what I call a collab! Fresh off his upcoming The Million Dollar Backpack, Virginia MC Skillz (a.k.a. the dude that brings annual industry rap ups, year in and year out) linked up with Talib Kweli and Common for this heater.
Head on over to Okayplayer for an album sampler & thanks to eskay for hooking up this track.. Enjoy!
Skillz ft. Common & Talib Kweli - So Far So Good Remix
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
.. Happy B-Day America! Though our economy is sagging a little (it's technically not a recession until 2 quarters of negative GDP growth) and our government isn't the most honest (Zimbabwe anyone? How 'bout Mongolia?), there's no place I'd rather live in the world.
Before I fire up (the BBQ, of course) to celebrate freedom, I had to bless my loyal readers with some brand new bangers from Jersey veterans Naughty By Nature, fresh-boy Naledge of Kidz in the Hall, southern slanger T.I., & golden era superstars A.G. & O.C.. Enjoy the holiday!
Naughty By Nature ft. Rene Neufville - Hip Hop's Pain Remix
Naledge & Amo - One Lonely Beat prod. C.H.I.
T.I. - What Up prod. Drumma Boy
T.I. - Swing Your Rag (Clean) prod. Swizz Beatz
O.C. & AG - Put It In The Box (Clean)
Thursday, July 3, 2008
They fallin' like they dominoes, what we got in common though?/ Nothin', 'cause I'm comma after comma after comma, hoe!
... Oh, how I love short work weeks and long weekends. Here's a quick round-up of some pre-Independence Day goodies, including more Nas, new freestyles from Cam'ron & the fellas of Little Brother, a deep T.I. track (hand me a late pass, I know), a Busta joint off Blessed, and a fresh leak from Mickey Factz. Props to eskay, her, and xclusives zone for the heat.. Enjoy!
Cam'ron - Let The Beat Build Freestyle (Swagger at it's best, he's still got it haters!)
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
...Whew! So much new Nasir material, so little time. This means that almost half of Untitled has leaked, but I'm certainly not complaining! Continuing in his multifacited street poetics and masterful societal exegesis, Mr. Jones is as good as ever. Shouts to her, eskay, NMC and illroots for these gems.. Enjoy!
Nas - Breathe
Nas - Testify
Nas - We're Not Alone
Nas - You Can't Stop Us Now ft. Eban Thomas
Nas - Queens Get The Money
... Thanks to Matt from MAC Media for hooking up this West Coast Remix to Kidz in the Hall's single "Drivin' Down The Block" featuring Pacific Division, Tyga, Glasses Malone & Mistah F.A.B... I'm lovin' the new beat.. Enjoy!
Kidz in the Hall - Drivin' Down The Block West Coast Remix