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Monday, February 28, 2011
Prodigy is coming home March 7th!! Hopefully he did a lot of writing and he comes out sharp & more focused then ever. Can't wait. Directed by Jordan Tower. Log on to www.themostinfamous.com to pre-order Prodigy's autobiography 'My Infamous Life: The Life and times of Mobb Deep's Prodigy'. Shouts to ChasinMoPaper.
This is sick.
Directed by Frank The Butcher
Director of Photography: Nick Cangello
Audio Technician: Paul Mighty
Filmed in Jojo Pellegrino's hometown of Staten Island, NY and featured on the "Concepts: Selektions" mixtape
Frank The Butcher & Statik Selektah Present "Concepts: Selektions" Mixtape
Frank The Butcher & Statik Selektah have joined forces on "Concepts: Selektions". This mixtape is inspired by seminal classic 90's mixtapes like DJ Doo Wop's "Live 95" & Tony Touch's "50 MCs". Frank The Butcher worked with Statik on "selecting" some of his most classic beats and revisiting them with new emcees and new lyrics. The tape features veterans like DJ Doo Wop, Dj Clark Kent, Freeway, and Consequence-- underground favorites like Detroit's Black Milk and La Coka Nostra's Ill Bill-- while also featuring lyricists like Curt@!n$, Willie The Kid, Termanology and Ro Spit -- and more-- all featured over Statik Selektah production.
Frank The Butcher & Statik Selektah Present "Concepts: Selektions" Mixtape is available now:
S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G. coming soon!!! Produced by Charli Brown. Cop the complete song featuring Joell Ortiz here on iTunes.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
MyGrane McNastee, Shinobi Stalin, and Unique Assassin = Tri-Fecta & they want you to shut the phuck up!!! & "Listen". Produced by Tone Blare. Off MyGrane McNastee's Supa Spic Memoirs II available for download here.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Cormega Speaks on his New Album "Cormega Raw Forever" Which is a 2Disc Set.
Filmed by @Krookonline.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Bong!! More heat from The Outdoorsmen off the album "Self Induced Illness"!!! Be sure to pick up Meyhem Lauren's just released Double LP ''Self Induced Illness" on I-Tunes now!!!! & if you haven't already, be sure to pick up Action Bronson's mixtape "Bon Appitite .... Bitch !!!!" on I-Tunes aswell. Nothing but heat!!! You can also download his latest Free EP here.
DOWNLOAD MEYHEM LAUREN'S MUSIC ON ITUNES
Track: "Typhoon Rap"
Album: Self Induced Illness
Track Produced by: Metaphysics
Video Directed by: Matt Raz & Tommy Mas
Check out more music and videos at: http://www.meyhemlauren.com
(Video) Cormega [ @realcormega ] x Legal Hustle TV (Speaks on Coat Drive with @CoatOfArmsNYC @Chevon @40oz_VAN )
Didn't expect to hear something like this from some West Coast cats....nice drop. Filmed by Power of Ten Entertainment Complex. Directed by Chris Martinez, A Lyle Wayne Production. http://www.poweroftenonline.com.
Mark this date on your calender. Special Performances by Meyhem Lauren, Shaz Ill York, Rocky Business & Fresh Daily. Shouts to @LindaLights.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Yeah I like this....Southside whattup!!! New Mini Movie/Video from "Hit'em Up Music Group" (H.M.G) artist Topadalyne (aka) TL -"Casualties of War" - http://twitter.com/TopaDaLyne.
(Video) Nutso [ @NutsoPPM ] - ''Broke'' b/w ''Rock Out'' ft. L.I.F.E. Long & F.T. (Directed by Ali Charlemagne)
Monday, February 21, 2011
BIG TWINS feat G.O.D pt 3, CHINKY, BARS & HOOKS, TYMAXX, SABOTAGE 16'S, TDAD, FASHION THE DON & MORE QB ARTISTS....
BIG TWINS FROM INFAMOUS MOBB
THE INFAMOUS QB DOUBLE CD + DVD
Coming Soon!!! Featuring over 30 artist from QB!!
beats by rheezo
Via AssociatedPress. The Knicks have agreed to a trade with the Denver Nuggets for All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press Monday night. (Feb. 21)
Friday, February 18, 2011
(Video) Tre Seven @Crooklife & @Thruway - ''GOT IT FOR THE LOW'' ft. @CristionDior (Pd. by @SPKilla )
This shit is hardbody right here. First single off "Hood Scriptures" in stores now!! Log on to http://redhookhouses.com/.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
New 2011 Onyx. Take em up, Take em up, bring em up, dead...dead...1 gun 2 gun 3 gun 4!!! yours! mine! it's all about crime!!! ONYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYXXX!!!!!!
(Video) Onyx [ Sticky Fingaz & @DroStarr1 ] - ''Mad Energy''
Back in 1995 I first discovered hip hop mixtapes. I was 20 years old and had taken a trip to the Potomic Mills mall near DC and there was a kiosk inside that had these tapes. Now I didn't know anything about this. I was looking through the tapes and seeing all these names of rappers that I had kind of heard about, but not much. And I was overcome with this wonder and amazement. I know that probably sounds strange to kids growing up with the internet where everything you could possibly want is right at your fingertips, but it was different back then.
Back then if you lived in certain areas of the country, shit was just not available to you. Unless you had a store in your town that had connections to New York you just were out of luck. So unlike today where within minutes of a song leaking out it's on 50 different blogs all thinking they're the one who's going to get all the internet traffic looking for it, then it was something different.
It's hard to explain really, but looking at those cassettes was like looking at the Holy Grail or something. You're seeing these rapper's names and you're thinking "oh man, they have a new song out?? Oh wow those rappers got together on a track???" and it's a type of pleasure that is hard to achieve these days.
These days, as I said, everything is available immediately. There's no buildup anymore, there's no surprises. Everything's instant. There's no joy of thumbing through the tapes or cd's in the store and deciding what you're going to spend your fifteen bucks on. There's no back and forth procrastinating. There's no spending hours and hours just looking through all the stacks of vinyl or all the racks of CDS marveling at the artwork and imagining some weird scenario of you walking in with a thousand bucks and buying up whatever you wanted.
Now everything's just there for the taking. If you want it, it's there you can download it (legally or otherwise).
I loved how the tapes were TAPES. I love how the artwork was not as elaborate as today. Back then it didn't matter what your artwork was, it was about what was on the tape, not what was wrapping the tape. You could pick up a tape, regardless of the packaging, and say "Ron G? Sold." or "DJ Clue? Sold." "DJ Lazy K? Sold." Now it's "well, this cover is wack I'm not even going to look at that one". And that's sad.
I love when I listen to some of the old cassette tapes there's that hiss in the background of the music. I love that it's not digital. I love that it's not pristine and cleaned up. I love that when I listen to it the voices are slightly higher pitched for some damn reason. I figure it's from all the play it's gotten over the years. Even MP3 rips of the tapes you hear that higher pitch to the voices where they aren't quite at chipmunk levels but close, although the speed of the song is the same, the voices are different. I love that. I don't know why I just do.
I love listening to an old mixtape and hearing something that sounds cliched as hell now, but was BRAND NEW then. Things like Puffy yelling "AS WE PROCEED....TO GIVE YOU WHAT YOU NEED...." or "9-5 MOTHERF*CKER! GET LIVE MOTHERF*CKER!". Hearing songs that are close to 20 years old and hearing them introduced as "this brand new joint". How do you NOT love that? It's like a time machine back to when hip hop was cool.
I love Hip Hop Blends which just aren't the same anymore. I love hearing an R&B song flipped over the beat to Busta Rhymes Woo Ha! I love hearing another R&B track flipped over Fugee's Ready or Not. I love that back then hip hop mixtapes were a thing of beauty, when in reality it was a simple cassette tape. Not nearly as pristine and digital as CD's, not as long lasting as CD's, and yet so much better.
I love thinking back to when I was homeless and all I had in the world to my name was a backpack filled with some clothes and books, and my beloved walkman with about ten tapes that I had bought off a local merchant in Charlottesville Virginia. How I'd sit up at night and put those headphones on and close my eyes and just get lost in these tapes. How everything would be magically better for 90 minutes at a time.
I loved how I'd read the tracklisting and imagine these mythical rappers in New York, which seemed to me to be a magical place far away from me, as I'd never been out of Virginia at that point. And how every tape I'd come across was something new. I had no access to music magazines or anything like that, so when I'd find out "oh wow Nas and Foxy Brown did a new song!" that was NEW to me, despite it maybe being months old.
When was the last time you came across a collabo that you didn't even know about months after it was out? Today everything is out there on the blogs and the magic and mystery of it is gone. And so is the enjoyment. I only listen to music that I own at this point. Every now and then there'll be a new album I'll pick up, but 9 times out of 10 it's by an artist I already know I like.
I listen to the old stuff from back when I loved music a lot more. It's amazing what being out of the loop will do for your appreciation of music. So you can have your new hip hop music. I'm not one of those cats who buy into the "Hip Hop is Dead" mantra. I have too much respect for Hip Hop to believe it could be killed off by some passing fads or wack rappers. Hip Hop has survived all that in the past and is still here.
That said, I'll stick with the old school. You can have the new. As long as I've got a walkman and some cassettes (backed up on my Ipod, of course), then I'll be just fine.
Shout out to all the hip hop DJ's that are still doing their thing all these years later. You know who you are. And shout out to all the DJ's that are continuing that tradition on with respect to those that came before you.
To this day it remains my favorite mixtape of all time, and I hope you guys like it as well. If you want to hear more classic hip hop mixtapes, check out my man Tapemasta's blog where he's got that good 90's era hip hop mixtapes for you.
And now, here's the download.
And shout out to the great DJ2Mello for helping me identify the two reggae tracks on here.
NOTE: This is split tracked and tagged for Itunes.
(features the following DJ's doing sets: Chill Will FTE, Bigg Premiere, DJ Phili, Doggtime, Rello & Jadel and Dexterity)
01. DJ Chill Will Intro
02. Busta Rhymes - Woo Ha! (Blend)
03. Martin Lawrence - Everybody Wanna Be a Gangster
04. Monica - Before You Walk Out My Life (Blend)
05. TLC - Diggin On You (Blend)
06. Erick Sermon - Bomdigi (Blend)
07. DJ Outro
08. Ghostface - Motherless Child
09. DJ Shoutouts
10. D'Angelo feat. AZ - Lady (Remix)
11. The Fugees - Ready or Not
12. MC Lyte feat. Xscape - Keep On Keepin On
13. Lost Boyz - Renee (Remix)
14. Mad Skillz - Freestyle
15. Soul For Real - If You Want It (Blend)
16. Patra - Dip and Fall Back (Blend)
17. The Fugees - Freestyle (Live)
18. Holly Canada - You've Been Mean To Me (Blend)
19. Groove Theory - Keep Trying (Blend)
20. DeBarge - I Like It (Blend)
21. Stephanie Mills - Something In The Way You Make Me Feel (Blend)
22. Raphael Saadiq - Ask of You (Blend)
23. Monica - Before You Walk Out My Life (Blend)
24. Jay Z feat. Foxy Brown - Ain't No...
25. Busta Rhymes feat. ODB - Woo Ha!
26. Buju Banton - Sensimilla Persecution
RATING: 5 CHET BAKERS
I have a confession to make: I've never played Final Fantasy. Although I've owned virtually every console that the game has been featured on, including the Super Nintendo, and Playstation's one through three, I've yet to play a single minute of a single game. I've never been one who was into RPG's to start with, plus I don't have the patience or attention span, I don't believe, to sit and pay attention and keep track of all the potions and spells and stuff like that.
I was always more prone to liking fighting games or God of War type hack/slace games. Basically give me a few weapons and let me tear up some monsters/demons/bad guys is my motto.
In fact, the only thing I knew about Final Fantasy is that someone out there by the name of "AtomX" made an awesome fan video based on one of my favorite songs, "Gravity of Love" by the group Enigma from the video clips from Final Fantasy VIII.
So when I heard that my man Mega Ran was going to be putting out an album based on Final Fantasy VII I was interested, but not entirely sold on it. Mega Ran's already proven that he can unleash some creativity when it comes to his music, as shown by Forever Famicom, the collaboration between himself and producer K-Murdock (Panacea, CrossRhodes) which featured Mega Ran's raps over old school NES/SNES based beats.
Now admittedly that wasn't my thing. I bought it and supported the project -- because that's what you do with true innovative music: you support it, because the labels won't -- but I think the old school Nintendo beats just didn't do anything for me. It was tight as hell how the production ended up, and Ran's lyricism is never in question, but it just wasn't for me.
So I didn't know what to expect. Would it feature more of the seriousness of his "RANDOM" disography, or more to the video game "Mega Ran" discography in which it's a bit more relaxed and fun? Well, I have to say that I feel "Black Materia" creates a proper balance between the two.
I do have to point out that this feels like an "inside joke" of sorts. More emphasis on the "inside" part rather than the "joke". It's like when you're around people who all know a specific story and their details, so they laugh about certain things or they'll just make a veiled reference to it. They all knowingly smile or laugh, and yet you sit there confused, but wanting to know about what seems to be an interesting story.
This feels like that at times. As I said I'm not famiilar with the Final Fantasy series, and I have to think that if I had played Final Fantasy VII I would get this so much more. As it stands, I absolutely love it. It's telling this story that, that I'm assuming is the FFVII story, in each track and I'm captivated the whole time. And since I haven't played the game or know anything about it, perhaps that's why I feel this way. Like the old radio shows in which they'd tell stories each week. Each week a new entry in the saga, which would have people huddled around their radios each week just waiting to hear the next exciting chapter.
That's how I felt while listening to Black Materia. I'm wondering though whether it's better to go in blind like myself or be like seemingly 99.99% of the rest of the population who's actually played the series and knows the things that are being talked about.
I have to give it to Random here. He's obviously got immense love for the series and this game specifically, and it is abundantly clear as you listen. Each track a separate chapter in this story from the viewpoint of the characters. It's truly an amazing concept album that you don't see often enough. These days everything is sort of cookie-cutter. There's a formula that people adhere to. I wonder how many people actually TRULY understand that.
The artists today are striving to do the same thing that's been done. No deviation, no wandering too far from the beaten path. And then there are independent artists such as K-Murdock, Mega Ran and Lost Perception that are pushing those boundaries. That are hopping the fence that lines that beaten path, to journey off and see what's over there. That's the very definition of the term "independent".
Awesome album, and trust me when I say you have not lived until you have listened to Don Corneo's track. It'll make you question, in the words of the Don himself, "are you sure this game is rated for Teens?".
Standout tracks include "Don of the Slums", "Tifa" and "Avalanche" among many others. Production is tight and well done, as are Mega Ran and the guest rappers.
Buy with confidence by clicking HERE to go to Mega Ran's website and purchase it.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Don't sleep on this right here, shit is crazy. Here's the latest offering from Crippled a talented Love & Loyalty Queens, NY artist.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Ha!!! This is a dope flip of a couple classics right here. What do you get when you mix a classic instrumental with the sound of a classic game console? Listen below!!!
Download the new mixtape
"Sese - Your Favorite Rappers Worst Nightmare"
Free @ www.YFRWN.com
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Our favorite hip-hop honey is back with another treat for the masses.
(Video) Saigon [ @TheRealSaigon ] talks about the dark side of the hustle that rappers never mention
Interview by @rahiemshabazz. Rasha Entertainment was given an exclusive interview with the self-proclaimed Yard Father, while in Atlanta on his promo run. The esteemed rapper laments about the proliferation of guns in the hood and why raps that pander to the anti-social climate need to be a thing of the past. G.S.N.T, in stores 2/15/2011.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
G Rap still gettin' it in....Be sure to log on to http://koolgrapnow.com/ and download "Offer You Can't Refuse" G Rap's latest free EP!!!
This is tough. Directed by Arm of FM15 Films. Download the mixtape over @ http://www.bornsoldiers.com.
Produced by Code Red Beatz
Recorded and Mixed by Nelly Protools
Directed by Enix (Dreaming High Films) and Steve Boston
Edited by Enix
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Hacksaw Jim Bronson was kind enough to bless us with a few treats. We see everybody hoppin' on Bronson bandwagon now but you know we were definitely one of the first sites to showcase his talents. Regardless, it's good to see the brother finally getting some well deserved recognition. Here's to a speedy recovery. Cheers!
You can finally listen to Saigon's long awaited debut "Greatest Story Never Told" via his Myspace page & let me tell you it was well worth the wait. If you haven't copped an album in a long time this may be the one for you. The G.S.N.T. is available @ F.Y.E. & other digital & retail outlets February 15th, 2011. Don't complain about the lack of quality in hip hop and then not cop the quality albums when they come out. Go out and cop this shit!!!! 2/15/2011.
Monday, February 7, 2011
(Video) French Montana [ @FrenchMontana ] ft. Mak Mustard [ @MakMustard133 ] - ''Good Kush'' ( Dir. By @MasarMasar )
#FreeMaxB. Produced By Young Los.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
# 1. NAS - INTRO
# 2. A MAFIA - 2050
# 3. WILLIE THE KID FT ALCHEMIST - TOXIC(PROD BY LEE BANNON)
# 4. LA THE DARKMAN - DIRTY GAME ( UNRELEASED )
# 5. RAEKWON - SHAOLIN VS WU
# 6. NYCE DA FUTURE - THE INFAMOUS ( UNRELEASED )
# 7. BIG TWINS - A MOVIE (PROD BY SID ROAMS)( UNRELEASED )
# 8. UN PACINO FT SEAN PERRY & NYCE DA FUTURE - DEAR GOD ( UNRELEASED )
# 9. AGALLAH - LIVING IN THE PAST(PROD BY AGALLAH)( UNRELEASED )
# 10. AMPICHINO FT FRESH - HARD ASS STEEL ( UNRELEASED )
# 11. THE JACKA FT STYLES P - GOD
# 12. STYLES P - GUNZ N RAZORS
# 13. SMOKE DZA FT KILLA KYLEON - ROLL UP , POUR UP
# 14. JAE MILLZ - POTENT
# 15. FREEWAY F MAC MILLER - PA (PROD BY STATIK SELEKTAH)
# 16. MAC MILLER - LAUNDROMAT ( UNRELEASED )
# 17. CORY GUNZ FT PETER GUNZ - FREESTYLE
# 18. KILLA SHA - M'Z UP (R.I.P. KILLA SHA)
# 19. RUC FT BULLY & CHALLACE - NY WARRIERS
# 20. LOS FT MASSPIKE MILES - I GET IT IN ( UNRELEASED )
# 21. GOTTIGATOR FT RESPECT - HARDTIMES ( UNRELEASED )
# 22. GOTTI GATOR FT BIGFACEHEAD - NEW ENGLEND
# 23. SHAMPAGNE FT NATE SKEEZE - HEAVY (PROD BY SCOTCH BUTTA)
# 24. BARS BROWN - 6 FOOT 7 FOOT
# 25. HELL RELL FT J STALIN & LORD GEEZ - THE MONEY
# 26. LUU BREEZE FT VADO - MAKING A KILLING
# 27. CAMRON FT VADO - AND YOU DONT STOP
# 28. CAMRON FT VADO - SOUR LIFE
"Nuclear Winter represents many things. It represents dark times in our lives, it represents the state of NY hip hop & how I feel about it, & it represents my blueprint on how I think the music should be done going forward into the future. This is my manifesto to all the people that doubted me & the kryptonite to all selfishness. It's a journey from darkness into light, & from bondage & the huge amounts of weight on our shoulders to breaking free and regaining our freedom. Nuclear Winter we're coming to take shine....." - Willie Maze
The Generals consist of emcees Willie Maze & Dime.
Released 17 July 2012 Art & Direction: Willie Maze
For Booking & Info Contact: Williemaze@gmail.com
All Songs Recorded & Mixed by SPKilla Muzik
Cover Artwork: Miami Kaos