Saturday, February 27, 2010
Before you start your Saturday night madness, make sure you check out this DRAMA from Italian heavyweights "Calibro35"..
Have a good weekend.....
" First release from the italian funk group Calibro 35. Contains tracks composed by Calibro 35 and extracted from various italian mob movies, performed by Calibro 35 and composed by some of the greatest composers of all time like Ennio Morricone, Franco Micalizzi, Luis Bacalov, Armando Trovaioli, Guido and Maurizio De Angelis and others.
Enrico Gabrielli: piano, organ, brass
Massimo Martellotta: electric guitar and lapsteel
Luca Cavina: bass
Fabio Rondanini: drums and percussion
Directed by Tommaso Colliva
Produced by Tommaso Colliva e Calibro35
Recorded on 30, 31 july and 15, 16, 17 october 2007 in Studi Omniab, Milano (Italy) "
CINEDELIC / ESCALATION. 2008...
01. Italia A Mano Armata
02. Summertime Killer
03. Notte In Bovisa
04. Indagine Su Un Cittadino Al Di Sopra Di Ogni Sospetto
05. Milano Calibro 9 (Bouchet Funk)
07. Una Stanza Vuota
08. La Mala Ordina
09. La Polizia S'Incazza
11. Gangster Story
13. Shake Balera
Montana & Menace are back with the latest episode of their top - notch radio show....Special guest include Phonte, Planet Asia, and Wu-Tang swordsmen, Inspector Deck....
Deck's interview clocks in at over 60 minutes....DONT SLEEP DUKES...
Available at WWW.RACKLO.NET
Yeah you guessed it troop : More remix action from the general of this Hip Hop Battlefield shit....This time around I'm going to bless you with TWO dangerous remixes...
First up to bat is a Large Pro flip ( Rap Professional ), AWWWWWW YEAH....Make sure you play this on a decent system or your woofers might start smoking....Listen up...
And last but not least is a remix of Dooley O's under-appreciated gem, " Hip Hop ".....You might have heard this on our radio show (Battlefield Funk ), If not, here is a second chance to get your mind right....Heavy drums, rumbling bass waves, and all types of other sciences popping off on this one.....Pay close attention...
This event is to help raise funds for the Afrika Bambaataa multi cultural center....Featured guest are Henry Chalfant, James Top, and Lava 1 & 2...
If your in the N.Y. area you better do the right thing and CHECK IN...
Peace to all Z's worldwide, and a big shout out to my manz " Sen Onerz " out in B.K.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Over here at Hip Hop Battlefield the policy is to never post anything without hearing it first...But this time I have to make an exception because I know for a fact that there will be at least a couple heaters on here...
Awww man, I'm waiting for my download to hurry up and finish so I can bang this one on my way to work...
Prepare for more post later on today and throughout the entire weekend ( I have a couple surprises up my sleeve )...
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Casual has been M.I.A. as of late, that's why I was very surprised to hear some new tracks from him last night.....WOW, by the sounds of things " Cas " is back to burn...
I never fully counted out the Oaktown rhyme slinger, I just got tired of hearing him rock over mediocre tracks..If he stays on beats like these, 2010 might be a breakout year for the kid...
Check in for yourself cousin....
Hip Hop Battlefield Top Picks...
" Six Pence " & " My Soldiers "........
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Robbie from " Unkut.Com " has one of the best web sites on the net..
PERIOD....Instead following cornball trends, he sticks to his guns and hits us off with nothing but that uncut raw...
I have been following his site for the last past four years...Interviews, reviews, quality write-ups, the kid is definitely doing his thing over there troop...And to celebrate 6 years of terrorizing the blog world, he decided to release a Ironlak sponsored mixtape this Friday....
Here is the first leak..
Capone & Lord Nez " Gangsta, Gangsta " Produced by Sid Roams....
" I used to sell mixtapes, but now I'm an M.C.eeeeeeeeeee / I rock the rhymes and beats, I used to slang those tapes ".......
The Nonce-" Mixtapes " Wild West Records...
Wow, that record used to get a lot of burn on my decks....So did "J To The I", "Keep It On", "Things Fall Apart", "On The Road",
"Bus Stops", and almost everything else the " Nonce " put out...(The Advanced State Of Regression, Advanced Regression & The Right State Of Mind)
After the mysterious death of "Yusef Afloat", I often wondered if "Nouka Basetype / Sach Hill Pages" would carry the torch musically for his fallen comrade...
I didn't hear anything for a couple years than out of nowhere he dropped " Seven Days To Engineer ", he followed that up in 2002 with " Suckaz Hate Me "....In 2005 his third solo album was released, " Sach 5th Ave "....
All decent albums, I recommend adding them to your collection if you don't have them already....I stumbled upon " Sach's " My Space page recently just to see what he was up to in 2010 ( No I don't have a MySpace account, Face Book account, or a Twitter account, the only account I have is a bank account that barely has any money in it due to my record buying tantrums ) ...
Just as I suspected: Lo-Fi funky beats, crazy rhyme patterns, and that "Nonce" sound that I miss very much these days...
Salute to you "Sach" for keeping the vibes alive....
TAKE A LISTEN..
The first time I heard of D.J. Day is when this lady, ( Who shall remain nameless ) slid me one of his instrumental mixes back in 1998...I was quite surprised at what I heard...Heavy drums, melodic sequences, healthy doses of scratching, and plenty change-ups to keep things interesting...
It's 2010 now and Day has made a nice lane for himself : touring the world with " Exile ", running his own blog (Like A Throttle) , and dishing out funky edits and remixes every now and then..
Back in 2007 he put out this mix ( Credit Is Due ), if you missed it the first go-round here is another chance to get properly blessed..DO NOT SLEEP....This is that official heat...(That rhymed by the way HAHA)
Props to DSFL..
Here is the playlist...
DJ Day - "Intro"
Harvey & The Phenomenals - "Soul & Sunshine"
DJ Day - "Step Up Front" (Scratch break)
The Soul Destroyers - "Blow Your Top"
Poets Of Rhythm - "Fondle Rock" (Scratch break)
Just Rhymin' with Biz - "Day Remix"
Pete Rock - "Pete's Jazz" (Scratch & Rhodes break)
Lootpack - "Questions" (45 remix)
Roots Manuva - "Witness"
DJ Day - "On The Job"
Main Source - "Peace Is Not The Word To Play"
EPMD - "Rampage"
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - "The Good Life"
James Mason - "Sweet Power Your Embrace"
DJ Day - "O'kwawa se'" (Scratch break)
DJ Day - "Research" (Scratch break)
DJ Day - "Get Over" (Scratch break)
Sisters Love - "Give Me Your Love"
Carleen & The Groovers - "Right On"
Emanon - "Today" (exclusive produced by DJ Day)
The Nonce - "Who Falls Apart?"
DJ Day - "Be Aware" (Scratch break)
Ramsey Lewis - "Kufanya Mapenzi"
DJ Day - "Outro" (Mahdi mix)
Weldon Irvine - "We Gettin' Down"
Monday, February 22, 2010
STREETS OF NEW YORK - Directed by Al Profit
Stories From The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Harlem
New York City is the head of the American social body. From Gotham the signals flow; what is important, what is cool, how to live. In the late 1960's, New York embraced crime and drug addiction and abandoned its social spaces to crime and criminals; America did the same. The South Bronx burned, Harlem overdosed, and Brooklyn was ruled by the knives and bicycle chains of feral gangs. Then it got worse. The Mafia poured tons of China White onto the street and 13 year old warlords peddled vials of cocaine to passing cars.
The media, and our own memories, present us only with a photo album of these times; an incident here, and incident there; the '77 Blackout, Bernie Goetz, crack heads, John Gotti. "Streets of New York" brings the fragments of New York's social unraveling circa 1970-1990 into a contiguous form, so that we may inspect it for clues about how we may more precisely control the social order in all of our cities. The documentary subtly explores issues of race, and the media prism that separates criminal events into levels of importance by geography and social standing of criminals and victims.
A treasure of archival television footage was unearthed to catalogue such phenomena as the Devil's Rebels gang terrorizing Bushwick Brooklyn in 1976, police involvement in Harlem's heroin trade, crack users getting high on camera, the worst mass murder in recent New York history, and the implementation of Rudy Giuliani's Compstat program in the War on Crime. Eleven New Yorkers talk about their own experiences from the streets to Riker's Island. We follow NoNo, a former gang member from 70's era Sunset Park, Brooklyn, from being stabbed in a pizzeria at age 11 to crossing paths with the Son of Sam in prison; noted rapper Thirstin Howl III (former partner of Eminem) from his days robbing people for their coats in Times Square to starring on MTV's "Lyricist Lounge" television show in the late 90's; and the best friend of the infamous "Pistol" Pete Rollack tells us how the Soundview section of the Bronx still has the cloud of death and prison hanging over it to this day.
Daily Diggers recently posted up this mix by " Palma " of the Sound Dominion Crew.....Yeah, this is more like it homeboy...Nothing but pure B-Boy, hardrock shit...
I'm only half-way through the mix and I'm already losing my marbles....Palma rocks a couple beat juggle routines, along with swift scratches to help keep things moving..
Major shout out to the Daily Digger kids for keeping it fresh over there...
Check the playlist...
INTRO JEWEL T
DIVINE STYLER Get On Up
BIG DADDY KANE Get Into It
BUSY BOYS That's The Flavor
KAY D & DJ STASH My Rhythm Is Kept
HOT DAY aka DANTE ft MYSTIQUE Get Nifty
ANTOINETTE A Is For Antoinette
STEADY B Turn It Loose
D MOET & XCALIBUR Goodfoot
THREE TIMES DOPE Giddy Up
THE AMAZING JEWEL T School Of Hardknocks
KING SUN Cold New Yorkin'
DOUBLE XX POSSE This Is Something Funky To Step To
THE JAZ Hypocritters
KOOL D & TECHNOLO G Go To Work
RAW CORP ft DJ LEN Trooper On The Mike
DR LUV & KEV-SKI Ain't Going Out Like That
PRIORITY ONE You Know The Outcome
DJ SCOTT LA ROCK & D NICE D Nice Rocks The House
TRAGEDY the INTELLIGENT HOODLUM Trag Invasion
Just got back from Sacramento for a celebration in honor of my dude " Mic Dot ", who recently passed away....Big up to all the acts that performed: I-N-E, Addict Merchants, Wonway, etc (I will post up pictures from that jam later on in the week) ....
I had a good time despite the unfortunate circumstances...Rest In Peace my brother, you will not be forgotten...
So it's Monday morning and I am officially charged up to start this week off..It's going to be a busy week on Hip Hop Battlefield, so try your best to keep up...
To kick things off, here is the newest D.J. Premier " Live From Headquarters " radio show....This is what Preem had to ay about last Friday's broadcast duke...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LORD FINESSE (40TH) CELEBRATION @ S.O.B.’s with RAKIM
SHOUT TO HIS 4 PIECE BAND–”THE CONGREGATION”
SHOUTS TO ALL THE PEOPLE I SAW IN THE PLACE : DJ ECLIPSE, D-STROY, GRANDMASTER CAZ, BIG DON, SHOWBIZ, A.G., BOOGIE BLIND, O.C., AWESOME TWO, LORD SEAR, DJ AVEE, BOOBIE SMOOTH, BEATMINERZ, JEAN GRAE, DJ SCRATCH, KOOL HERC, HEATHER B, BIG HORSE, OGEE, GREG NICE, FAT JOE, GRAND PUBA, MR. CHEEKS, YUJI, DJ MIKE SMOOTH, DOITALL(L.O.T.U.G.), BIG JEFF, EDUCATED RAPPER(U.T.F.O.), G-DEP, KENNY DOPE, LOVEBUG STARSKI to name a few……….
THANX TO THE WINNERS OF THE HIP HOP TRIVIA…..THEY WON THE NEW FREEWAY AND JAKE ONE LP-”STIMULUS PACKAGE”(THE DELUXE EDITION) AND THE DJ PREMIER MIX CD (“ON THE ROAD AGAIN”)
1. Statik Selektah (f. Lil Fame, Havoc, Kool G. Rap)–Do It To Death
2. Team Get Em(Oh No, Roc C)–Rawwwww
3. Evidence (f. DJ Revolution)–Hard Hit
4. Sean Price–Shut The Fuc Up
5. Khaleel (f. Panchi of NYG’z)–Rappin’ Exercise
6. Chuck D–This Bit Of Earth
7. Nick Javas–Not A Game
8. Freeway & Jake One–One Foot In
9. Kid Capri–I Turn It Out
10. Brown Bag All Stars–The Agenda
11. Maja 7th (f. Freddie Gibbs, Mikki Halsted)–On My Own
12. Nutso (f. Royal Flush, Mic Geronimo)–My Hood
13. Ol’ Dirty Bastard (f. Free Murder, RZA, Shacrone)–Fort Green Projects
14. Nick Javas (f. 78 West)–Adrenaline Rush
15. Nick Javas–Warning Track
16. Raekwon(f. Ghostface Killah)–Badlands
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Former graffiti writer and founding member of the Montana Writer Team, Ruedione retired the spraycan some years back, picking up a camera in its place. For Backflashes — Graffiti Tales, he's captured covert graffiti missions in his signature black and white style from Hamburg, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Manheim and Dortmund Germany; New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco in the USA; Amsterdam and Zwolle in the Netherlands; Naples and Salermo Italy; Sao Paulo, Brazil and Santiago de Chile.
These pictures portray not only the forms, letters and characters, but also of the moments, emotions and impressions that are integral to the act of writing graffiti. The raw inspiration, the adrenaline and the emotional weight of these artful, yet illegal acts are captured faithfully by a member of the cognoscenti.
You can get your copy HERE
Premier recently invaded Tony Toca's radio show to help celebrate the life of the late, great " Big L "....Here is what Preem had to say regarding the broadcast...
" SHOUT TO THE FULL HOUSE THAT WE HAD ON TOCA TUESDAYS WHILE I SPUN BIG L CLASSICS AND TONY TOUCH HOSTED THE SHOW…..
BOBITTO WAS THERE WITH THE SUPER ILL MEMORIES OF BIG L AND SO MANY OTHER UPSTARTS BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS….U GOTTA CATCH IT
ALSO BIG L’s BROTHER BIG DON, PANCHI OF NYGz, JEWLZ DA DIRECTOR WHO IS DIRECTING THE BIG L DOCUMENTARY, RONDELL(AKA-RON BROWZ), AL LINDSTROM, AND ALL THE CALL-INS FROM A.G., DIAMOND D, KID CAPRI, BUCKWILD………WHAT AN INCREDIBLE SHOW AND ALL OF THE CRAZY MEMORIES OF LAMONT (BIG L) COLEMAN
FLAMBOYANT FOR LIFE "…….dj premier
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
J-Rock of " Street Wize " fame, (Not the Beat Junkie turntable wrecker) has a web site that you should check when you get the opportunity...
Exclusives, rare interviews, videos, and all that other fly shit...When you head over there,make sure you tell him that grimy kid from Hip Hop Battlefield sent ya JACK !!!!!!
Babu's beat tape hit the internet last night like a Tsunami (Early)......After listening to it in it's entirety last night, I'm still not quite sure what to make of it...I will listen to it for a couple more days before I truly form an opinion...
I could just post up the whole project, but something doesn't feel quite right about doing that type of shit...So here is that " Lil Juanito " joint if you missed it the first time...
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
God damn, " Phil " is doing his numbers....This mix ( Beautiful Pt.2 ) already has over 400 downloads in less that 24 hours....I'm glad to see that people are still checking for quality music...
Salute to the big homie for staying on his grizzly....
Shimokita definitely does his thing on this " Underground Railroad 2 " mix.....He managed to sneak in a gang of under the radar 90's joints that I have never heard ( Doesn't happen very often )....I also have to give him credit for taking the time to blend every song ( Seems like a lost art these days )...
Here is the playlist cousin...
01. Born Talent / For All The Heads
02. Handz / Handz Of Def
03. Godfather Don / Properties Of Steel
04. Donny Hoffa / No Escape
05. Mass Kunfusion / I Do My Dirt
06. J-Force / For All Thoze
07. Big Dubez & Ed.Og / Act Like What U Say
08. Born Suspicious / 44 Maggin' (Inst)
09. Khromozomes / Say Word
10. Brainsick / Mix Master
11. The Professionals / Sit Back Relax
12. Tragic Technicians / A&R Killers
13. Buddah Nation / Buddah Nation
14. Skemen / Under Pressure
15. Showbiz & Ag / Under Pressure
16. Mellow T / Pressure
17. Q.Ball & Curt Cazal / Hedz To Bed
18. T.D.K. / Street Life (A World Of Crime)
19. Mood / Info For The Streets
20. Shabaam Sahdeeq / It Could Happen
21. Demastas & Nine / Feel No Guilt
22. Strong Peoples / It Ain'T Safe
23. Tru-Form / King Of Yes Yall
24. Nomad / Blessed 2 Mic Check
25. J.U.I.C.E. / Unrational
26. Bored Stiff / Nine-Six
27. Dereliks / I Am A Record
I promise this will be the last set of re-up's that you will see for quite some time...HAHA..
Here are a couple remixes that I did three/four years ago..The first one is a Nas - " It Ain't Hard To Tell " remix that should help jump start your Tuesday morning...
And the second is a Guru flip ( Where's Our Money ) that demonstrates my uncanny ability to chop shit the fuck up...I don't mean to pat myself on the back, but this one is just nasty kid.........Tell a friend...POW.POW...
Back when I first started this blog I was hitting ya'll with mixes every week ( Wax Weapons )....I got some good feedback, plus hundreds of downloads...But as the radio show started to pop off ( Battlefield funk Radio ) I felt like putting (WW) on the shelf for a little while...
So just in case you missed it the first time around here is Wax Weaponz 16.....You will hear everything from " Willie Littles " to
ex- Nonce member " Sach "......All wax, all off the dome, all blends, all freaked by Mr.Battlefield himself, that's me just in case your not knowing...
If you dig this, make sure you search in the files and download " WW " 1 thru 29.....Almost 30 free mixes homeboy....DONT SLEEP.
Monday, February 15, 2010
I haven't put up a "beat tape" type of thing in a minute, so without further delay, here comes some beat rockets from 206 Zulu brethren "Specs One"...
Specs is a triple threat when it comes to this Hip Hop shit: he paints, rhymes and makes his own fuckin beats....On this instrumental project ( Green Flowers ), " S.O. " rocks dusted soul loops, keeps it lo-fi, and brings his own unique flare to a minimalist production ethic.....
Peace to the posse in the 206...
Just got done listening to this crazy mix by Boston's own, "7L"...WOW....It must have took this cat a long time to fully execute this project because it sounds so heavily layered...
It falls under the Nubian Crackers/ Brooklyn Slum Lords/ Kenny Dope/ category, with plenty party rocker type arrangements to get your head nodding...
Fasten your seat belts folks....
Damn......" Babu " made a good move by hitting us off with these video snippets before his beat tape drops in a couple weeks...Now the anticipation is on the rise...
On # 8 he pays homage to Dilla by spending his day looking for vinyl, getting tree'd up, and visiting his resting place....Cameos by the Alchemist, House Shoes, etc....
Sunday, February 14, 2010
After finishing off a hefty box of chocolates my girl gave me for Valentines Day, I though to myself..." What happened to all the fresh female M.C's out there " ?.......
Where did they go ?....I'm not talking about that " Nicki Manaj " wobble-headed rap shit...
Nah, I can't go for that homey (Even though she is looking very spicy).....I'm talking about B-Girls that really got down for their crown....Soul sistas like Antoinette, M.C.Lyte, Lin-Que, Latifah (Before she switched up her steez), Boss, and a gang of other females that actually had skills....
I can't even remember the last time I heard a female totally wreck shit....Yeah, a couple females have popped up recently on the blogosphere, but I am not really convinced that they are bringing something new to the table.....
If you guys can prove me wrong, please do so.....Make me eat my words....Send me some tracks by some ill females and I will give you a salute....
Anyway, M.C. Lyte has a blog that you should peep when you get a chance.....Interesting stuff......Hip Hop, fashion, podcast, and tour stories...." Lyte " is also spinning these days ( I hope she can hold her own on the decks and it's not just another celebrity scheme )......
On another note, " Lyte " is looking real lovely these days....Better now than in her " Paper Thin " days..HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
Tony Toca blesses us with over four hours of Dilla & Pun goodness...I'm not going to hit you in the head with a bunch of descriptions, adjectives, etc...
Quit stalling and swoop this up with a quickness if you know what's best for you troop....
Saturday, February 13, 2010
There was a period of time when I thought Ras Kass was one of the best lyricist on the planet..His vocabulary was so extensive it appeared as if " RK " spent the majority of his time in a library...
I'm not necessarily saying that is a prerequisite for being a dope M.C., but it damn sure helps as far as wordplay is concerned..After a couple prison stints, label drama, etc..." R K " still manages to churn out his brand of Hip Hop in the 21st century...
On this mixtape you will hear some of his finest musical contributions...Rarities, unreleased heaters, well-known gems, and all that other fly shit homeboy...
WEST COAST STAND THE FUCK UP !!!!!!
This mixtape by "Allah Mathematics" dropped earlier this year..Decent stuff poppin off on this one from "Wu's" official tour D.J.
Kung-Fu samples, self-produced, aggressive lo-fi beats, and a all star Wu - Tang cast make this a worthwhile listen...
Here are a couple highlights...
" Clap 2010 "
" It's What It Is "
" Real Nillaz "
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Kon & Amir are some of the hardest working D.J.'s that you will ever come across...They have consistently churned out original, highly influential mixes over the years and 2010 looks like it will be another busy year for the dynamic duo...
On a recent trip to Switzerland they did a radio show on Living Room F.M.
In Kon's own words..
" WHILE IN EUROPE WE HAD THE PLEASURE OF DOING THE LIVING ROOM RADIO SHOW ( WWW.LIVINGROOMFM.COM ) IN BASEL SWITZERLAND, WHICH WAS CRAZY, ITS BROADCAST LIVE FROM A RESTAURANT ON MAJOR RADIO... YES MAJOR RADIO !!
IMAGINE THE SET IVE POSTED BEING PLAYED ON A MAJOR STATION IN THE USA AT 10-11 AT NIGHT !?!?
AMAZING FOOD AND DRINKS, THE CHEFS WERE ALL FROM ITALY. WHAT A TREAT THIS WAS
THANKS TO KATJA AND THOMAS FOR HAVING US..
HERES THE LINK TO MY SET.. LIVE FROM BASEL SWITZERLAND... TONS OF EXCLUSIVES ON THIS "...
If you live in Killer Cali, ( Like I do ) you might want to catch this Pep Love, Dead Prez jump off starting tonight in San Luis Obispo...
Here are the rest of the California dates...
Thursday February 11th
@ Downtown Brew (San Luis Obispo, CA)
1119 Garden St. - Ages 16 and up
Tickets @ http://www.downtownbrew.com
Facebook event link: http://tinyurl.com/ybcejwy
Friday February 12th
@ 4th & B w/Murs & Phife Dawg (San Diego, CA)
345 B St. - Ages 21 and up
Saturday February 13th
@ The Catalyst (Santa Cruz, CA)
1011 Pacific Ave. - Ages 16 and up
Tickets @ http://tinyurl.com/yk5hrlv
Facebook event link: http://tinyurl.com/yddw2tw
Sunday February 14th
@ Shattuck Down Low (Berkeley, CA)
2284 Shattuck Ave. - Ages 21 and up
Tickets @ http://tinyurl.com/ykykbt8