Monday, May 31, 2010
F.A.B.I.D. (H-Stax & Mike Rone) have been making noise since the mid-nineties..They were even signed to Tommy Boy for a brief period of time, but never released an album on the label...
On this mixtape from a couple years back (Daily Bread) they go all out with the boulevard bully rap....Here are a couple cuts that will cause the average herb to tremble in his Timberland boots...
" Smash City "
" Freestyle "
And don't sleep on Stax's verse from the East N.Y. Radio 11 mixtape (Salute To The Illkid)......The best Guru dedication song I have heard so far...You can swoop that up HERE if you don't have it already.......BLAM.BLAM...
I know what some of ya'll are thinking....
1..When are you guys going to bless us with another "BFR" radio show?
2..What happened, are these brothers running out of beats ?
3..Maybe they gave up on Hip Hop and have decided to retire ?
Don't worry baby paw...We ain't going nowhere (YA HEARD)......The show will be back in effect sooner than you think, so make sure you keep you eyes peeled homeboy...
Earlier this year on "BFR", I decided to play nothing but my beats (1/28/10)....Remixes, instrumentals, and all types of other shit...We got a lot of good feedback, so it's only right that I venture into this dangerous territory again...
R.I.P. Mike Dot...
"My TC5 career started in late 1983. I was so amazed at the work Seen and Doze were doing at the time and the buzz they had in Art & Design High School, that I actively sought them out. I finally met Doze at the Roxy"s Night Club. We quickly hit it off and he put me down early 1984. Around this time, Seen and Juice had moved to Rhode Island, but by the end of the year they were back and not to happy with the amount of people Doze added to the crew. So all new recruits were kicked out and instructed to meet at Rocksteady Park to state their case. After reviewing my blackbooks and photo album, Seen made me a Vice Prez and allowed me to assemble the squad that rocked the I.R.T's for a decade."
GET YOUR HAND STYLES UP !!!!!!
Fresh off a tour in Europe, "Premier" hits us off with another batch of new Hip Hop flavors on his "Live From H.Q." radio broadcast...
" JUST GOT BACK FROM TOURING EUROPE……DID A SHOW IN PARIS WITH ALCHEMIST & JUST BLAZE….AND ALSO DID A GIG IN AMSTERDAM WITH DJ SCRATCH…. AND I’M GOIN’ BACC ON THE ROAD TO AUSTRALIA WITH NICK JAVAS, A&E (MASTA ACE & EDO-G), THE BEATNUTS AND THEN BACK TO THE STUDIO TO FINISH THESE LP’s FOR 2010…..NYGz, KHALEEL, NICK JAVAS…….AND A WHOLE LOT MORE ON YEAR ROUND RECORDS….
SHOUT OUT TO EVERYBODY AT THE RED BULL BEAT BATTLE IN LA…SHOUT TO MY DUDE NOTTZ………
(HUTCH from ABOVE THE LAW, BATTLECAT, DJ REVOLUTION, RHETTMATIC, RUSSELL PETERS, DJ CRAZY TOONES, KOOL SPHERE, JUSTIN ELAM-RUFF)…….
GO TO GURUTRIBUTES.COM (THE OFFICIAL SITE SET UP BY GURU’S FAMILY)
SHOUTS TO WC FOR CALLIN IN…..AND CHECC HIS NEW VIDEO “FRONTLINE” ON
YOUTUBE OR ON DUBCONLINE.COM
I WILL HAVE MY GUEST DJ’S FILLIN’ IN FOR ME AND OF COURSE DJ ECLIPSE IS ONE OF THEM….
JS-1 WILL BE ON BOARD AND THE HOT NEW SHIT WILL KEEP COMIN ON THE SHOW….AND I WILL BE FILLING IN FOR DJ ECLIPSE THIS SUNDAY ON “RAP IS OUTTA CONTROL” SHOW
FROM 10pm-MIDNIGHT (EST) WHILE HE IS IN CANADA WITH SPECIAL TEAMZ AND ILL BILL…..
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PANCHI MAY 29….
R.I.P. ALWAYS TO GURU OF GANG STARR 4 LIFE " !!!!
1. Slum Village–Lock It Down
2. Scarface (f. Malice, Mr. Lo Key)–Lyrical Assault
3. Diamond D–Superman
4. Son Of Bazerk–I Swear On A Stack Of Old Hits
5. Styles P (f. Bully)–Sellouts
6. Big Shug–Spit Six
7. Jay Electronica (f. P. Diddy)–The Ghost Of Christopher Wallace
11. Scarface (f. Papa Reu)–Bad Man
12. Actual Proof–Skate Kidz
13. Kali(f. Termanology)–Higher
14. Sheist Bub (f. Streets Da Block, B’way Slim)–Give It A Rest
15. Devin The Dude–All You Need
16. Cimer Amor (f. Burke, Torae, Side Effect, DJ Waxwork)–Another Classic
17. Kool Sphere–Intro
18. H. STAX of F.A.B.I.D.–Salute To The ILL Kid
19. Scarface–The N Word
20. Reflection Eternal–Lifting Off
Hour 2 Download...
Check out this interview with the original Hip Hop gangster "Just-Ice" on the Conspiracy Worldwide radio show....No one out there is doing radio interviews like this anywhere...
Be on the lookout for the new Just-Ice & K.R.S.-One E.P. as well...
I also have to mention that the interview with Necro, is some of the wildest shit I have heard in quite sometime....
Friday, May 28, 2010
The 2010 Sean Price bum rush continues-
Here is a cut that you might not have heard before (Sean Legend)....What I like most about P's approach, is that even while killing wack M.C.'s he maintains a sense of humor...
Link from the "Crypt"..
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
BLAM, BLAM, BLAMZ......
More remix action from the general of this Hip Hop Battlefield battleship !!!!!!!!! I'm going to keep launching these rockets at you dudes until you realize my crates weigh a ton (YA HEARD ME).....
Maspyke get flipped (54th Regiment) over one of my more straight forward type of beats...If you have wack computer speakers you are not going to be able to hear the ill low end manipulation popping off...So get your woofer game up before you try to check in HA-HA...
Peace to Mad Miguel...
" One of my demos sound better than your whole tape "...( L.L. Cool J- Murdergram, just in case you are not knowing HA-HA )
Earlier this week I hit you off with some new "Homeless Derelix" shit, now I'm going to slap you across the forehead with a killer demo by Encore & Grand The Visitor that never saw a official release (Puzzling- because this is so fucking dope)...
I guess these cats were truly ahead of their time, because on this song from 1994 they slay the majority of the new jacks I hear these days trying to get biz...HAHAHA...
"Story" - Produced by Dreas.
YOU KNOW THE DRILL...
Out of all the cats that made their initial splash with Rawkus Records, I always felt like "Scaramanga" was the illest...His wordplay, patterns, and overall approach made him stand out from the rest of the pack..
On the criminally slept-on "Snake Eyes" album he lets off crazy aggressive bars like...... " I'm above all the young games / but I'm experienced behind the gun aim "....OUCH !!!!
" Count Slow "
" Logos "
"John Wayne couldn't stand the rain from the Tech".......I hear ya brother !!!!!
The great Dot X is back with some more 2010 steam for all of you non-believers out there...The name of this cut is "A Word From Derek" (Taken from Ayatollah's Quixotic album)......
This beat is ridiculous..
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
A gritty, graphic, and gripping exposé of the underworld and its inhabitants, It’s All Good, the first monograph by Boogie, presents the predators and the prey in the drug game today. Shot in New York City’s most notorious neighborhoods—Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Queensbridge—Boogie gained intimate access into a world few dare to venture, a world closed to outsiders, a world of crackheads, junkies, and gangsters. From the cops patrolling the project roofs to the addicts overdosing on the streets, It’s All Good chronicles ghetto life in stark, heart-stopping images and intense testimonials.
GET YOUR COPY HERE...
There are plenty drum breaks that have been rocked to death....The obvious ones would be, Funky Drummer, It's A New Day, and of course the very classic, Synthetic Substitution break..
At the time when these breaks were very popular- I honestly didn't mind hearing them flipped a million ways...To me that was one of the creative aspects of sampling ; if you chopped it this way, I was going to find another way to freak it that you never thought of type of thing..
Eventually sappy R & B groups started using these same drum breaks, that's when I knew it was time to consider them " off-limits " (HAHA).
On this podcast from Oakland's "Matthew Africa", he unveils 47 tunes that use the Synthetic Substitution drums in some shape or form....You gotta love concept mixes !!!!!!
1. Ultramagnetic MCs: Ego Tripping
2. Xperado: Watch Your Step feat. O.C.
3. Divine Force: Holy War
4. Ghostface Killah: Mighty Healthy
5. N.W.A.: Real Zaggin Don’t Die
6. Too Poetic: God Made Me Funky
7. Onyx: Throw Ya Gunz
8. Pharcyde: Ya Mama
9. Pete Rock & CL Smooth: For Pete’s Sake
10. Public Enemy: Don’t Believe the Hype
11. Willie D: Put the Fuckin’ Gun Away
12. MC Jr. Cas: Walk On the Wild Side [Club mix]
13. Almighty RSO: One in the Chamba feat. M.O.P.
14. Group Home: So Called Friends
15. T-Wiz: Good Thing Goin’
16. Knowledge: Put On Your X
17. Def Jef: Black to the Future RMX
18. Top Choice Clique: Peace of Mind
19. Biz Markie: Cool V’s Tribute to Scratching
20. Supreme Nyborn: Versatile Extension
21. Ultramagnetic MCs: Pluckin’ Cards
22. Freddie Foxxx: Crazy Like a Foxxx
23. Percee P & Ekim: Now They Wanna See Me
24. Robbie B & DJ Jazz: Comin’ Correct
25. AMG: Trunk of Funk
26. Zhigge: Toss It Up
27. Public Enemy: Brothers Gonna Work It Out RMX
28. Public Enemy: Brothers Gonna Work It Out
29. Von Love: This Is How It Should Be Done
30. Choice M.C.: This Is the B-Side feat. Chill Phill & MC Sergio
31. Ol Dirty Bastard: Cuttin’ Headz feat. the RZA
32. Wu-Tang Clan: Clan In Da Front
33. Naughty by Nature: Yoke the Joker
34. Ghostface Killah: The Champ
35. Funk Lab All-Stars: La Da Da
36. Digital Underground: Tie the Knot
37. Too $hort: Hoes
38. EPMD: Mr. Bozack
39. De La Soul: Stone Age
40. Coolio: I Remember feat. J-Ro & Billy Boy
41. Method Man: All I Need
42. Scarface: Murder by Reason of Insanity
43. Eazy E: Eazy Street
44. Gang Starr: Code of the Streets
45. New Style: Drop the Bomb
46. C.E.B.: Get the Point
47. Brotha Lynch Hung: 24 Deep
48. Melvin Bliss: Synthetic Substitution
Monday, May 24, 2010
Why and the hell do people still front on 'Homeless Derelix" ?...For a group that launched from the original Stones Throw era, you would figure more cats would talk about their music....
"Architect" and "Grand The Visitor" are still putting in work in 2010...Here is a new video entitled "Truest Words" from the soon to be released "Future Of The Funk" album....
What up Hip Hop Battlefield posse !!!!!
It's Monday already so I feel that I have to shake ya'll up with some heavy frequencies....This compilation of Philly soul power instrumentals will make your god damn jaws drop...
If your looking for the perfect beats to jump start your week, you know the drill..
Saturday, May 22, 2010
One thing that I love about the internet is that now anyone, from anywhere, can broadcast their ideals to a worldwide audience without dealing with gatekeepers...In the past I have held down a couple radio show slots, but I always grew tired of dealing with the politics of what I could play, and what I could say...
Now with the Battlefield Funk Radio (U-Stream) I can say whatever the fuck I want..
Anyways, while searching around for new beats I ran across this broadcast from D.J. Cro (London)...A nice selection of joints for a Saturday evening..
Southpaw Chop feat Large Pro – Here We Go (SCMP)
P Brothers feat Sam Hill – That Kid Is Nice (Heavy Bronx)
Shadez Of Brooklyn - Everyday Livin (Chopped Herring Exclusive)
Get Off The Playground Jeekay Remix
CNN feat Tragedy & Nas – Calm Down (White)
The LOX – Recognize (Interscope)
Cappo – Loyalty (Son)
TDS Mob – The Rhyme Your About To Hear Is True (DWG Exclusive)
Masta Killa feat Ghost & Rae - It’s What It Is (Nature Sounds)
Chris Lowe – Treacherous 3 (Buds)
Eric Lau feat Guilty Simpson – For The D (Fat City)
Mr Complex – Visualize (Raw Shack)
Pro Town Records – AM To PM Remix (PTR)
Bronze Nazareth - Think Differently (TDMG)
Ghostface – Mighty Healthy Ras Beats Remix (Exclusive)
Nutrageous feat Royal Flush & Mic Geronimo (PPM)
3 Kings – College (Dunham)
Friday, May 21, 2010
Remember Timbo King from "Royal Fam" ?....
Here are nice collection of songs showcasing this Wu- Affiliate's penchant for crafting rugged bangers...DO NOT SLEEP !!!
Peace to Dot Got It....
01 Robin Hood Theory ft. Planet Asia
02 Blame Us ft. Royal Fam
03 Thug Corporate
04 Streets to the Studio ft. Killah Priest & Hell Razah
05 Invitation Only
06 Armored Truck ft. Masta Killa
07 Embarassed ft. Sunz of Man & Dreddy Kruger
08 All The Kings Men ft. Royal Fam
09 Hot Sauce
10 What You Think?
11 Tell Mary ft. Northstar
12 In Here ft. Killah Priest & Black Jesus
13 Black Castle
14 One Day ft. Killah Priest
15 I Declare War
16 Righteous Talk
17 Black & White ft. R.A. The Rugged Man
18 You Know How It Goes ft. Freemurda
20 United Kings ft. Dreddy Kruger, Armel & Sunz of Man
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Hip Hop DX sat down with Mr. Five Foot Assassin for an in-depth interview recently...He talks ATCQ, living in Antioch California, health issues, Consequence, and upcoming projects..
Be on the lookout for the ATCQ movie dropping in the near future (Hopefully) - Directed by Michael Rapaport..
Mr. Hip Hop Battlefield is headed to Chicago in a couple weeks to get my fingers dusty, check in with famz, and demolish a pizza or two..
I'm looking so forward to my trip that I decided to see what's up with Chicago's longest running Hip Hop radio show (Hip Hop Project-WLUW)...4 hours of nonstop blends...OH YEAH.....Most of the selections are flames, but at times the blends are a little shaky (You will see what I am talking about-especially after the 29 minute mark)...
Lookout Chicago here I come !!!!!!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Summer is right around the corner folks...So it's only right that I hit you off with some rare groove flames.."Back Street Brit Funk" was compiled by Joey Negro (Not feeling that name-even if he is black HAHAHA)...
Two thumbs up !!!
Never heard of this cat "Rozewood" before...This mixtape is the warm-up before his album drops in June on Domination Records..
" Rozewood is the MC’s ultimate MC. Rozewood has been influenced by rhyme savvy mc’s such as MF Doom, Raekwon, Nas, Kool G rap, Wu-Tang Clan and many more of or favorite lyricists. His intellectual and sharp witty rhymes are easily executed in his deadly freestyle abilities. In fact, while attending Clark University in Atlanta, G.A. he battled Mos Def to a draw. The legendary story goes like this, one night Rozewood was at a local MC battle arena in the Atlanta area, where he happened to be the battle champion of the night. This same evening Mos Def was attending as a viewer in the audience. As the crowd erupted to Rozewood and his furious wordplay, they hyped up the room for Mos Def to jump on the stage against Rozewood. At the end of the night, the two left the crowd with a jaw dropping back and forth experience of fine emceeing ".
To tell you the truth I'm not really into classic remakes....I didn't really dig when "Snoop" went and re-did "La Di Da Di"....Even Scarface's version of "Still #1" rubbed me the wrong way...
So when I recently spotted different groups adding their own twist to the El Michels Affair instrumentals, I kept it moving...
But now the Hiero camp are jumping into the mix...Ahhh, this is actually fresh right here (Nice surprise)...
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The reason why you come to Hip Hop Battlefield is because you want that official heat, right ? You come over here when you get tired of hitting up blogs that post the exact same shit, right ? HAHAHAHA..
Well your in for a treat this evening JACK !!!
Graff legend "Lord Scotch" aka the artist behind the Operation Doomsday's cover brings us this heavyweight mixtape (Sounds Collide)....
WOW- It starts off with plenty BK anthems that will make you want to pull out your burner and lick off a couple in the air....And then halfway into the mix it segues into some heavy rudeboy type heat.....
Monday, May 17, 2010
It's a damn shame that 805 beatsmith "KanKick" doesn't get the props that he deserves...After numerous instrumental projects, and guest production slots, you would figure his name would ring more bells...
On this BTS Radio broadcast "KK" displays a wide range of style with his beats....From straight up aggressive bangers to down tempo type of frequencies...
YOU KNOW THE DRILL
My peoples over in London "Daily Diggers", constantly bring funky shit to the forefront on their excellent blog...Instead of following cornball trends, these cats stick to the script and have made a nice lane for themselves over the years...
Last week they dropped another radio broadcast after being on hiatus for several months....My policy is to never post up anything without listening to it, but I will make an exception for these cats because I know for a fact some fly beats will be on deck...
So if you want to start your Monday correctly I highly suggest you give this a listen (ALRIGHT)..
45KING - Test Press LP beat
DAVID SHIRE - Taking of Pelham 123
ROCK WORKSHOP - I Think It's...
SOUND FOUNDATION - Bruised
VOCO - Mahdi
NEW YORK ROCK ENSEMBLE - Gravedigger
PASSPORT - Puzzle
QUINCY JONES - Money Runner
SOUL SEARCHERS - Soul to the People
EL MICHELS AFFAIR - It's Just Begun (Drums)
RAY BARRETTO - Soul Drummers
TYB - I Love Hip Hop
SIR FRESH & DJ CRITICAL - Sir Vere
ED MATH - Behind the Bars
ANTOINETTE - This Girl is Off On Her Own
PHILL MOST CHILL - On Tempo Jack
STEADY B - instrumental
SLICK RICK - Treat Her Like A Prostitute
FLAVOR UNIT - Flavor Unit Assasination Squad
MAKEBA & SKRATCH - Ain't It Funky
Thursday, May 13, 2010
If you glance over to the right side of my blog, you will notice me holding up one of my favorite all-time records...T.D.S. Mob "What's This World Coming Too" ?
I didn't just hold that record up for kicks, I held that record up because I wanted to make a motherfuckin statement....The statement is, HIP HOP BATTLEFIELD is anti-toy (YA HEARD)...
HAHAHAHA......A lot of cats talk about "Scratch Reaction" being the hot shit on this single, but "What's This World Coming Too" always put me under a spell with it's rough around the edges-sinister vibe...Anyways, go cop that Diggers With Gratitude+T.D.S Mobb 2010 package if you haven't already...
And while your at it, peep this DWG interview with one of TDS's original deejays, "MK"......Two thumbs up !!!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Check out this Stretch & Bobbito show from 1998 with special guest RZA & ODB.....Awww man, this has to be some of the funniest shit I have heard in quite sometime...ODB straight wilds out (Like usual)..
"No holds barred, were jumping from the top rope and banging your head against the turnbuckle son, were not playing..All you derelict, analog, low frequency motherfuckers can't comprehend dun"..
ACD & L.E.S. also stop by to drop a couple bars...
Peace to Dirty Waters-
Gold Chain Military repper, "Tri-State" dropped this mixtape awhile back...This project comes equipped with features from Brother J, Killer Ben, Chace Infinite, Evidence, Planet Asia, etc...
Hip Hop Battlefield Top Picks-
"Fallen Soldiers", "It's Over", "City Of Quartz", "Food For Thought", and "State Ya Name" -despite a couple corny lines like.."My flow is like butter when I get on a roll / the punchlines make your eardrums blow".............
Never heard of these cats "EcoMog" before...The Kung-Fu motif has definitely been rocked before, so I almost fully dismissed their new album (The Five Elements) without even listening to it....
Something told me to give it a chance...
This cut right here ,"Full Metal Jacket" caught my attention right from the gate with it's cinematic production..The first two M.C.'s do a decent enough job, but the third M.C. rubs me the wrong way for some reason...Don't trip though-this song still deserves some burn (ALRIGHT)...
The newest issue of Hip Hop connection just hit the web....Interviews with Roc Marciano, H2O Of Mass Influence, Ricky Powell, Flying Lotus, etc...
And if that's not enough heat for you, make sure you download the free 30+ tracks from some of Detroit's biggest heavyweights..
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
K.R.S.-One is back to burn with the release of this Beat Minerz produced heat rock ,"Wolves".....With crazy beats like these, I can't help but wonder why "B.M." doesn't collaborate more with the Duck Down roster ?
Be on the lookout for the "Return Of the Boom Bip" album with Preemo on production....