Monday, April 30, 2012
Even though I have enjoyed Scott Down & Cutler mixes in the past, when I first spotted "Ultimate Breaks & Beatles" awhile back I simply dismissed it as another NEW AGE gimmick without even listening to it....
What a fucking mistake....
These guys pull out all the stops - Heavy layering, unpredictable twist and turns, loads of scratches, blends, insane editing, and all types of other shit that I can't even begin to describe...
Over an hour of absolute chaos...
"In the tradition of its two titanic subjects, the mix defies genre; at once spanning, re-contextualizing, and transcending everything from classical to blues to jazz to rock to rap in just over and hour. Unlike your neighborhood hipster laptop DJ's latest trendy "mash ups", there were absolutely no software, sequencers, or techno used here--just a ton of vinyl, two turntables, a mixer, and an 8 track"...
When I first heard Akbar's Groove on Jamalski's "Roughneck Reality" album I damn near lost my marbles...Two minutes of pure B-Boy adrenalin...
Akbar went on to release a couple singles and a poorly marketed album on Ill Boogie Records...Solid material, but I don't think it captured his full potential..Don't get it twisted though cousin - Akbar is still clutching mic's and doing his thing in the new millennium...
On this cut from 2011 (Good Food) he keeps the wordplay crisp...
And while your at it you might as well peep the "Akbar's Groove" video to help you get your mind right!!
This mix by former Original Flavor member "DJ Chubby Chubb" features one of my favorite slept on joints from the 90's, "Cock Back The Nine" by the mysterious outfit Camouflage Large...
I rarely hear anyone talking about this group for some reason...
Anyway, this mix (Street Madness) is holding some other heatrocks that will hold your attention as well...CHECK IN...
Biggie smalls & jay-z – Brooklyn’s finest
Krs one – High school rock
Chubb rock & biz markie – No rubber, no backstage
Akinyele – In the world
Rob-n-Steal– Life on the line (rmx)
Mc gruff – Harlem kidz get biz
Heltah skeltah -- Da wiggy
Lil kim -- Sweat dreams
Paula perry – Paula’s Jam
The ranjahz – Daily basis
De la soul – Can’t call it
Blahzay blahzay – Good cop bad cop
Poor righteous teachers – Gods, Earths and 85ers
Saukrates – Father time remix
Jay-z: Friend or foe
Atcq – Peace prosperity & paper
Large pro & Pete rock – The rap world
Heltah skeltah – Operation lockdown
The roots – Sections
Sadat x & Fat Joe – Nasty hoes
Doo wop & king sun – N.Y love
Lord finesse -- Game plan
Money boss players – Games
Jay-z & Sauce Money- Bring it on
Children of the corn – Harlem USA
Finsta bundy – where ya at
Rawcotiks - hardcore hip hop
Camouflage large – coc bac da 9
Kwest the mad ladd – what’s the reaction
Big kwam – I don’t give a fuck
Red Alert helped jump start the careers of BDP, Vicious (remember him ?), Jungle Brothers, and ATCQ to name a few...I would even go as far to state that without the assistance of "Red", it's a possibility the Native Tongue movement wouldn't have reached the heights that it did...
On his final broadcast with Kiss FM he lets loose a barrage of head nodders..Peep what the man had to say regarding his last session on the station..
"AS I’M ABOUT TO DO MY FINAL SHOW ON 98.7 KISS FM (10PM – 12 MIDNIGHT EST), I CALL IT THE “THANK YOU MIX”. MANY BELIEVED, ENJOYED & SUPPORTED ME DURING MY TIME ON THIS STATION, I AM GRATEFUL & HONORED TO HAVE YOU BY MY SIDE. YES I LEFT KISS FM SEVERAL TIMES TO WORK AT OTHER STATIONS (HOT 97 & POWER 105) BUT I ALWAYS RETURNED HOME WHERE I FIRST STARTED. THIS TIME THERE IS NO COMING BACK AS KISS FM COMES TO AN END. SOME MAY REMEMBER ME WHEN I FIRST STARTED UNDER AFRIKA BAMBAATAA & THE ALMIGHTY UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION, BUT KISS FM IS THE PLACE THAT BROUGHT ME OUT TO THE FOREFRONT. TO ALL STAFF MEMBERS THAT I’VE WORKED WITH AT THE STATION THROUGH THE YEARS I WANT TO THANK YOU, WE HAD GREAT TIMES. TO EVERYONE I’VE MET THROUGH OUT MY CAREER (ASSOCIATES, BUSINESS, ETC) I ALSO WANT TO THANK YOU. MOST IMPORTANTLY I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE LISTENERS WHO MAY HAVE HAD DIFFICULT & STRESSFUL TIMES, BUT STILL TUNED INTO THE RADIO TO HELP THEM GET THROUGH IT ALL, I THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO ENTERTAIN YOU.”
Friday, April 27, 2012
The Ambassador (KZSU - Soul Spectrum Show Standford) takes us on a wild journey through sound on this explosive mix of Brazilian tunes....If you are looking for some high powered frequencies to jump start your weekend shenanigans, you just found it trooper...
Quit stalling and catch a groove..
1. Baby - Quinteto Ternura
2. Vida Antiga - Erasmo Carlos
3. Gostava Tanto de Voce - Tim Maia
4. Primavera - Trio Esperanca
5. O Vale - Cassiano
6. Nem Quero, Nem Saber - Claudia (cover of English song "I Don't Care" by Tim Maia)
7. Salve Linda Cancao Sem Esperanca - Luiz Melodia
8. Shadows Dark and Blue - Terry Winter
9. California Soul - Tamba 4 (promo only)
10. Sentimento - Tim Maia (his first single from '68)
11. Viu, Menina - Tony e Frankye
12. Estrela D'Alva - Socrates
13. Na Rua, Na Chuva, Na Fazenda - Golden Boys
14. Como? - Paulo Diniz
15. Depois Da Queda (Tema De Flor) - Roberto Menescal (edit)
16. Baby de Tal - Ronnie Von
17. Azul da Cor do Mar - Tim Maia
18. Quando Vejo o Sol - Os Incriveis
19. As Dores do Mundo - Hyldon
20. Feel Like Making Love - Anna Mazotti
21. Just For You - Gerson King Combo
22. Linha do Horizonte - Azimuth
Chocolate Tye, Rambo, Rev. Al, and Tee Black were a Bushwick, Brooklyn crew affiliated with the Beat Minerz in the mid-90's....They dropped a handful of solid singles on Pandemonium Records..
In 2010 Chopped Herring released the highly sought after "Pandemonium EP" that is worth your attention...Go track that down if you haven't already..
Anyway, the No TV Raps Crew put together a nice comprehensive mix of strictly S.O.B. material...
CHECK IN DUKE..
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Stupid rare footage for all my dedicated Hip Hop students on the motherfucking BATTLEFIELD....
"This is the complete historical performance remastered from the original VHS recordings it was taped to. It’s over 21 minutes of ground breaking live footage featuring 1983 B-Boy crews, the Magnificent Force, Uptown Express, the Fantastic Duo, the Flash Dancers, Larry Watson and Jason Twigg, the Heartbreakers, and the Dynamic Breakers. This B-Boy contest was hosted by Leslie Uggams, co-hosted by Carlos De Jesus, and includes celebrity judges Anita Morris, football great Hershel Walker, All My Childrens’ Debbie Morgan and Darnell Williams, Earl ‘the Pearl’ Monroe, Disco Fever Owner Sal Abbatiello, WABC News Anchor John Johnson, Saturday Night Fever and Beat Street Choreographer Lester Wilson, and artist Lillo Thomas. Also features a short introductory documentary on the early Hip Hop culture featuring interviews with Afrika Bambaataa and other members of the Zulu Nation. On top of all that it includes a 1983 Burger King Hip Hop commercial from the airing, which was purposefully included to complete the throw-back vibe. The winners of the contest received $2500, an appearance on New York Hot Tracks, and a key role in the movie Beat Street".
Almost anyone can multitrack a decent mix in the confines of their studio if they have their head screwed on right, but can those same DJ's execute that shit in a live setting ?
Lord Finesse brings that spontaneous action on this live session from Sydney, Australia...Over one hundred tracks in two hours, perfect listening material for all my night riders out there..POW.
VIA - CC.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
We finally get a release date for the highly anticipated Show Biz & A.G. project "Mug Shot Music - Preloaded"...Mark your calendars for May 8th if you know what's best for you..
Damn, "The Bond" has been on constant rotation for the last three days...
Show creates the perfect backdrop for AG to spill his guts regarding all the classic groups who dissolved because of INDUSTRY RULE 4080...Don't sleep.
Awwwww yeah this is more like it...
Mr. Craig lets loose on this superb collection of funk tunes....If you think I am bull shitting, take a look at the playlist homeboy....
Track 1 - Tighten Up / Archie Bell & The Drells
Track 2 - Chairman Of The Board / Finders Keepers
Track 3 - Funky Brewster / The Jive Turkeys
Track 4 - Nobody But You Babe / Clarence Reid
Track 5 - Losing You / Courtial
Track 6 - Some Mother's Son / Sandra Phillips
Track 7 - Do The Bus Stop / Fatback Band
Track 8 - Shang Foo Pt.1 / Danny Freeman & The Soul Superiors
Track 9 - Babalonia / Ricardo Marrero & The Group
Track 10 - Hey Joyce / Lou Courtney
Track 11 - Licking Stick, Licking Stick / Rusty Garnett
Track 12 - Wheedle's Groove / Annakonda
Track 13 - Trespasser / Bad Medicine
Track 14 - Tighten Up Tighter / Billy Ball & The Upsetters
Monday, April 23, 2012
On one hand I'm happy that Common has been able to parlay his rhymes into a full fledged career and take care of his family, but on the other hand I wish that he would have stuck to the original recipe without all the EXTRAS (Ya feel me)..
And the so-called battle with that cornball Drake didn't help matters..
Anyway, here is the demo that helped him get his Relativity deal in the early 90's...FRESH IS THE WORD.
"Un American Caravan" TRACKLISTING-
1. First Days Of School
2. Take It Easy (original)
3. To The Temple
4. Who Stole The Clippers
5. The Caravan Train
6. Divide And Conquer
7. 'A' For Effort
Over the years I have managed to collect a heavy arsenal of Hip Hop related books....Everything from the "Gospel Of Hip Hop" to M.F. Grimm's book, "Sentences"(don't get it twisted though, I also read many other types of books HAHA) ....
My man from the "Scratch Shamans" recently hipped me to a new release entitled, "Groove Music: The Art & Culture of The Hip Hop D.J." that looks like it is right up my alley..
"Today hip-hop is a global phenomenon, and the sight and sound of DJs mixing and scratching is familiar in every corner of the world. But hip-hop was born in the streets of New York in the 1970s when a handful of teenagers started experimenting with spinning vinyl records on turntables in new ways. Although rapping has become the face of hip-hop, for nearly 40 years the DJ has proven the backbone of the culture. In Groove Music, Katz (an amateur DJ himself) delves into the fascinating world of the DJ, tracing the art of the turntable from its humble beginnings in the Bronx in the 1970s to its meteoric rise to global phenomenon today. Based on extensive interviews with practicing DJs, historical research, and his own personal experience, Katz presents a history of hip-hop from the point of view of the people who invented the genre. Here, DJs step up to discuss a wide range of topics, including the transformation of the turntable from a playback device to an instrument in its own right, the highly charged competitive DJ battles, the game-changing introduction of digital technology, and the complex politics of race and gender in the DJ scene.
Exhaustively researched and written with all the verve and energy of hip-hop itself, Groove Music will delight experienced and aspiring DJs, hip-hop fans, and all students or scholars of popular music and culture".
Friday, April 20, 2012
Before I even get started I want to send a major bornday shout out to Afrika Bambaataa (his bornday was yesterday)...You are a true inspiration - thank you for your sense of direction, strength, and commitment to this culture of Hip Hop..
Because of you I will be looking for the "Perfect Beat" for the remainder of my time on this planet...
Since the weekend is here it's only right that I splash you with some high powered frequencies....Here is a mix I put together over the last two days...Doubles, blends, under the radar rockets, remixes, and all that other wild BATTLEFIELD shit...
No playlist this time, but you will hear joints from Steve Colossal, Roc Marciano, Beat Nuts, Affiliation, Constant Deviants, East Flatbush Project (not tried by 12), new Bumpy Knuckles, and many others..Peace to everyone that checks into the BATTLEFIELD on the daily (I SEE YOU )....
* All vinyl...BLAM,BLAM, BLAMZ.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
"DJShadow.com are very excited to announce a major new archival release exposing Shadow’s early production on the Akai MPC. Containing entirely unreleased material spanning from 1992 to 1996, the project is entitled, “Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996.” Included among the highlights are instrumental tracks from an aborted 1994 EP planned with The Gift Of Gab, which includes the original demo of what would eventually become “Six Days.”
The new collection of “MPC Era” tracks follows on from the much-loved “4-Track Era” releases from 2008 and 2009, and establishes a pattern which should be familiar to Shadow fans. “I like to follow up new material (such as the recent ‘The Less You Know, The Better’ LP) with a tastefully-done archival project,” Shadow explains. “As long as the old stuff is given a context and doesn’t overshadow the new, I think it’s a healthy exercise for me, and one that re-calibrates me for whatever new musical path lies ahead. I think it’s important to revisit where you’ve been occasionally so that you can determine where to go.”
Here is the first leak...
This is the first color scheme for the Adidas Handball 5's that caught my attention....I'm going to kill them this Summer when I rock these on the avenue HAHA...
If your looking for some extra spices to add to your stash -
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
*Originally posted 12/1/10
If your growing tired of listening to sensitive busters on the mic, let me take you back to 1997 for a healthy dose of hardcore that will make you clench up your fist......
Salaam Remi had a short-lived record label called Norfside.....Out of all the groups he put out, "Major Stress" showed the most potential in my opinion......They released a couple singles, and eventually put out a poorly distributed album in 1997 called "Up Against The Wall"......
Good stuff.......Plenty death threats, boulevard bully rhymes, stick up kid narratives, and very raw production supplied by Mr. Remi......
Here are a couple highlights.....
"Snakes To Burn"...............Wow, if this doesn't get your blood pumping something is fucking wrong with you.......HAHA....
"Tell Your Crew".............Even with the off-kilter hook, this song still cooks........
TRACKLIST (Against the Wall album)...
1.Snakes 2 Burn (4:35)
2.Cook Dat (4:05)
3.Gimme Sum (3:22)
4.Sippin’ Yo’ Mo’ (3:59)
5.Smokin’ & Fu**in’ (4:45)
6.If U Like Dis (3:28)
7.N.Y. Knickelbaggaz (4:51)
8.Crime Related (4:10)
9.Me & My Son (2:28)
10.Luv 2 Bag Ya (3:42)
11.Lighters In Da Air (3:37)
12.A Day In Da Stuy (4:32)
13.My Life’s A Fairy Tale (3:45)
14.Shot’s Landing (4:02)
15.Tell Yo’ Crew (4:16)
16.Reality Check (3:26)
17.1-2-Trees (Extended Mix) (4:32)
18.More & More (4:11)
Back in the early 90's I used to cop dangerous Nick Bonds mixtapes from the Tape Kingz (remember them ?)......
Usually the first half of his tapes consisted of rugged Hip Hop type tunes, and the second half would showcase more of a "traditional" dancehall steez....On Classic Cutz ,part 2 he follows this formula with interesting results....
Turn your motherfuckin volume up, grab that ice cold Red Stripe, and let this one rock all the way through if you know what's best for you...
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Philly Lo-Life ambassadors "The Booze Brothers" are no joke when it comes to dismantling microphones....
On this collection of joints compiled by Fisher you will hear crazy stories revolving around boosting, killing, guzzling copious amounts of liquor, catching wreck, taking out suckers, womanizing, and all that other entertaining shit....
* Don't ask me why this includes a very off beat Raekwon remix (my only gripe)..
Chinese Horse Fist (Him-Lo Solo)
Food Or Water
Heist N Boost
House of 1000 Harchets (FUBAR)
Jekyl N Hyde
King Kobra Monster
Life On The Streets...(RMX, Wu Tang)
Real Talk (Chip Raw)
Slice Of Death (Clever One Solo)
Underground Beat Compilation
Unsportsman Like Conduct
What It Iz Brother Lo (Remix Pt.1)
Just got a nice vinyl package from those dudes out in BODYMORE (Six Two Six Records)....
Doubles of the very ill Steve Colossal 7inch "The City That Bleeds", doubles of the Constant Deviants EP "The All Nighter", and last but not least, 7 inch doubles of the highly explosive Constant Deviant cut, "Fulton Street".....
M.I. launches a hefty mic attack with lines like - "Efficiency, can't be deficient in these streets / or be history".....SAY WORD..
Monday, April 16, 2012
This instrumental project by X-Ray (Monster Island Czars) originally dropped in 09, but for some strange reason it didn't get the attention that it deserved....
It is loaded with well crafted samples, heavy drums, etc...If you missed it the first go-round, YOU KNOW THE MOTHERFUCKING DRILL..
"X-Ray da Mindbenda has returned with a series of dope Beats and Skits appropriately tittled "The Ear Hustler" to be released worldwide on Mindbenda/Ioda/Sony on Nov 17th 2009.
Known for his dark and cinamatic beat scapes on project's with MF Doom, Monsta Island Czars and Darc Mind. X-Ray's music on the documentary feature Flim "On the Ropes" has won him a Sundance Flim Festival Award and was nominated for a Oscar in 1999.
His music is also featured on the "Soul in the Hole" Soundtrack (Loud Records). With his group Darc Mind "The Ear Hustler" is the first Solo Instrumental album entirely produced by X-Ray ".....
DJ S-KY comes correct on this mix that features a gang of under the radar cuts, interesting doubles, blends, etc...."Special Roasted Beans" clocks in at over an hour with a nonstop barrage of action...
Do yourself a favor and start your week off on the right foot....DONT SLEEP JACK !!!
Friday, April 13, 2012
Earlier this morning I gave this all - break mix by Rob Swift (Back To The Bay) a decent listen....Impressive indeed..
This is the type of joint that you have to check out from front to back...
Doubles, well timed cuts, and all that other fly shit...
Thursday, April 12, 2012
"Uncut Raw" is easily one of the best albums to come out in the last four years....
Selfish & Fluent managed to create a timeless piece of art that deserves repeated listening...Creative lyricism, bugged out, off kilter sample wreckage, and well though out concepts....If you look at the cover you might just sleep on checking it out, but trust me - this album is packing extreme heat (can we please get that "Uncut Raw part 2 fellas)...
Over the years I have developed a friendship with Selfish....He is a interesting, humble, Chicago native that has his own steez...I rocked a interview with him awhile back (Selfish if your reading this I am headed to back to Chicago next month, so hit me up so we can do some more heavy digging famz)...
And while your at - you might as well download "Uncut Raw".....They are offering a free download of the project over at GREEN LLAMA MUSIC for a limited time so you better not sleep jack !!!....
3. The Flyest
4. Throwback Shit
7. Fortune Cookies
12. Interlude 1
15. So Bad
19. Interlude 2
21. All I Need
24. Interlude 3
The Bounce Master general is back with some more spices for 2012..
001 BANNED FROM FM - PLANET ASIA, DOO WOP, RAS KASS, MIC GERONIMO/ROYAL FLUSH & SADAT X
002 JOHN ROBINSON FREESTYLE
003 THE KID DAYTONA FREESTYLE
004 MEYHEM LAUREN FREESTYLE
005 TERMANOLOGY FREESTYLE
006 THOU SHALL NOT - D.DOT FEAT. BIGGIE
007 MY NIGGAZ - AZ
008 TEK(SMIF-N-WESSUN) INTRO
009 NOTTA GAME - TEK(SMIF-N-WESSUN)
010 I GOT THIS FINISHED - E.REX MUSIC
011 LEATHER GOOSE MUSIK - PLANET ASIA & DOO WOP
012 I GOT YOU - BIG PUN'S SON (CHRIS RIVERS)
013 PRESTIGE OF A KING - O.C.
014 BRIDGE THE GAP FREESTYLE - AZ & REKS
015 EYEZNPOWA FREESTYLE
016 BLACASTAN FREESTYLE
017 PHIL BLOUNT FREESTYLE
018 ONCE UPON A TIME - CUBAN LINK & BIG PUN
019 RESPECT ME - BYZANTINE KING
001 CRACK JUICE - ROCKOLEONE FEAT. NINE & LEX BOOGZ
002 MURS FREESTYLE
003 IMFEELINDAT.COM PROMO
004 CITY LIGHTS - MAC MARZ FEAT. CEVIN
005 PAID IN FULL - STAMINA
006 WOKE UP - ASYLUM LIFETIME
007 AGORAPHOBIA - JASON VORHEEZ
008 THINGS ARE CHANGING - V.S.
009 THE CITY - RASHAD & CONFIDENCE
010 AFRO AMERICAN PSYCHO-LOCH
011 READY OR NOT - GODROD
012 RISE AND FALL - C.R.
013 STR8 SPITTIN' - MANUILL
014 KUSH & FLUID - J.CHRIST
015 GUN RELIGION - OPIUM BLACK
016 RETROSPECT - SAV KILLZ
017 C.R. FREESTYLE
Last year Mr.FUNKWHATYAHEARD & myself spun at this epic meeting of styles, luckily we were asked again this year to come support and check in for another round of turntable abuse....
Writers from all over the world were in attendance : Mode 2, Chain 3, Kade, Apex, Phresh, Sak, Chor Boogie, Mad Hatter, Kufue, Refa, Toons, SHIRT KING Phade, Stan 153, and so many others...
Mark your calendars, because this year is going to be total chaos....
"That’s right ‘chall… AeroSoul, the world’s most comprehensive body of work focusing on the African/Black experience in Spray Can Writing Culture is coming to SanFrancisco California this summer July 13th-15th. The Exhibit will break historical ground at the prestigious African American Art & Culture Complex in San Francisco’s Fillmore district. 2012 marks the 3rd year for this annual Pan-African Spray Can Art Festival. AeroSoul 3, “From Khemet to Aztlan” will feature a body of work accentuating the African presence in art from Ancient Africa to the early African presence in the western hemisphere through the style lens of HipHop Calligraphy and iconography. This collection work and artifacts will represent some of the worlds most skilled muralist and illustrators in the African Diaspora. Aerosoul3 will chart the historic evolution of Spray Can Writing Culture from it’s East Coast(New York City/Philadelphia) origins to it’s style successors world wide through the narrative of the African experience. Artist from across the United States, Europe and West Africa will converge for this annual festival to celebrate the African Legacy in Spray Can Writing Culture as well as joining together to paint a Mural in the tradition of the HipHop genre. The Gallery exhibit will run a full 6 month period from July 2012-February 2013. During the Opening weekend an Artist panel from around the globe as well as representatives from different dynastic periods will speak about the state of the art and their rich experience. This year AeroSoul 3 is proud present the Youth edition of the exhibit that will run congruently at the AAACC. The Youth show will highlight the young and upcoming masters of the craft that have been engaged in programs provided by AeroSoul Art instructors. The AeroSoul line up is very impressive this year with a cast of writers from NewYorks 1970’s era, Riff170, Slave TF5, Butch2,Tean TMT, Kade TMT, Shame125, Sak MBT, and Soon to name a few. Mark your calendars folks, this historic event to promote the legacy of writing culture and end youth violence through art is not to be missed. For more info go to www.AeroSoulArt.com and www.AAACC.org
*Click on the flyer for further analysis..
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Sometimes I wonder if motherfuckers pay attention to lyrics anymore....
Yeah, I check for beats like everyone else, but if you can sync up explosive beats with well thought out bars you will get my undivided attention...So from now on, once every week I will hit ya'll with ten quotables that I think deserve some shines...
Keep in mind that this is some off the dome mental rolodex shit....Hip Hop is always banging in my brain so I don't have to flip through the stacks to pull this off.....
Now that I got that out of the way - walk with me real quick..
1.." Since everything is 3D nowadays / my rhymes jump out and punch a nigga in the face "........P.I.R. "No Happy Endings".
2..." In the minds of the insane I'm in the hall of fame / music equals murder it's the same thing ".....MF GRIMM "Take 'Em To War, original version"..
3...." You want to stare at me, you want to glare at me / but I handle my beef like American Me ".........MF GRIMM "Take 'Em To War,original version...
4..." Fuck the ransom, bullets start dancing / seen a nigga dead they had him looking handsome "......PRETTY TONE CAPONE "Kidnapped"..
5.." Last dice game I was up a grand / shots sound, gave my man a pound but I didn't touch his hand "....KA "Vessel".
6.." Fiery words from the page / get summoned like souls from the grave "......BODY SNATCHERS "MC Killer"..
7..." Keep 'em wildin like I'm out on bail / if you fail to plan, you plan to fail "......TRYBAL MEN "Down Like That"..
8.." There used to be money in the hood / but then crabs started having baby crabs,and all those niggas wanted to be Scarface".
BUMPY KNUCKLES "Nevaputmyfocusaway"..
9.." Black cars glide like flying carpets / the 40 will lay you out like a starfish "......ROC MARCIANO "Emeralds".....
10.." Rappers tail spinning, mayday, from their heyday like JJ Evans / I spit AK47'S.......PHESTO DEE "Emblem"....
That's it for now ya'll......More wreck on deck here at the BATTLEFIELD this week, so you better not sleep (that rhymed by the way HAHAHA).....
I'm not going to even address that Mobb Deep situation that is supposedly popping off...
1..I don't know either one personally, so I'm not going to front like I know anything about their inner workings, relationship, or sexual preferences......HAHAHAHA...
2..Even though I am one of their biggest supporters (take a listen to my Mobb Deep remix tribute on the right side of the blog if you think I am bullshitting) I haven't heard a complete Mobb Deep album that left an impression on me in years....Don't get it twisted : "Return Of The Mac", "H.N.I.C. 1&2" had some burners on it, but as far as a unit goes - I'm not hearing the hunger that I used to hear from them...
Anyway, let's talk about another MOB that put out a limited amount of material, but shut shit down with their brand of Boston hardcore...
DJ Format gives one of my favorite groups (TDS Mob) the remix facelift for "Bounce", which utilizes a heavy dose from The Ultimate Breaks & Beats stash....
Those dudes from Diggers With Gratitude keep it on the rise once again...
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
In case you didn't know, "Blog Shots" is where I send you in the direction of another other site that is holding the goods....Mr. BATTLEFIELD is not selfish and I don't mind sprinkling ya'll with jewelry...
I recently stumbled onto PF. Cuttin's Soundcloud page.....Mixes, exclusives, and some very fresh instrumentals that made my Hip Hop radar go off...For instance, "When I Slapped Somebody on Metropolitan Avenue on My Birthday" sounds like the soundtrack to a killing spree...BLAM, BLAMZ...
PF'S SOUNDCLOUD PAGE...
Monday, April 9, 2012
This collection of goodies was assembled by a cat that used to run the excellent HHCS blog (Estaban).....If your on the hunt for some boulevard bully theme music - you just found it trooper...
Big up to everyone that comes through on the daily..
1. Empty Pockets - Illusions
2. Finsta Bundy - Bizm
3. Down N Dirty Tribe - Inna Cipher
4. Double Action, Warchild & Renegayd - Shaolin Style
5. Primeridian - Invisibly Invincible
6. Big L - L's Big Freestyle (Rare, Unreleased)
7. Cipher - Peeps
8. Cipher - Peeps The Sequel
9. 5 Elementz - Crazze
10. 7th Sphere - 7,000,000 Miles
11. Alps Cru - Intensity
12. Da Phenoms - Old School Rule
13. Saukrates - Hate Runs Deep (Remix) 1997
14. Saukrates feat. Common - Play Dis (Remix)
15. Saukrates - P´s & Q´s
16. Redlife - The Night's Young
17. Redlife - Whos Talkin Weight
18. NONE - None Quite Like U
19. Most Desh - Hip Hop Is Livin
20. Grav - C'mon
21. Aphillyation - Had R.E.M.
22. Bamboo - From The Get Up (Produced By Domingo)
Saturday, April 7, 2012
How can you go wrong when you put together a mixtape with nothing but Roc Marciano cuts?....
France's own "The Worst" gives us a thirty track glimpse into Roc's impressive catalogue past and present....This is the perfect way to start off a sunny Saturday morning.....BLAM,BLAMZ....
Friday, April 6, 2012
The heavily slept on Oxnard producer KAN KICK is the special guest DJ on Andrew Meza's BTS radio 1/19/12.....
Brace yourself for a round of under the radar material, exclusive beats, reggae, and all types of other interesting selections...Running time :59:53....
And while your at it, you might as well check out this interview with "KK" with Elemental magazine (remember them?)....
"Walk With Me" is today's joint of the day on the BATTLEFIELD folks....
Truth be told, the Bronx duo has been crancking out top notch material as of late......AG's flow and content have progressed, Show's production has also reached new heights without compromising his traditional hardcore sound (we should salute him for sticking to the original recipe)...
"Mugshot Music Preloaded" is dropping March 8th so keep your motherfucking eyes peeled jack!!!..
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Last weekend the crew went and checked out the Boot Camp Clique show that rolled through S.F....Unfortunately I was unable to make it this time around due to all types of prior engagements....From what I heard the show was out of control, with all original members going the extra mile during their set...
Thankfully with the aid of the internet I was able to watch the show in it's entirety.....
So grab that popcorn, tilt your chair back and prepare for over an hour of BCC chaos from the Le Poisson Rouge Lounge in NYC...
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Everyone needs a little more Marvin Gaye in their life if you ask me....
DJ Spinna mans the turntables for an explosive showcase of soul power, grand grooves, and all that other fly shit !
"Here’s the sequel to the Marvin B-Day mix I did two years ago. Sorry I took so long to get this done but I believe the length of this one will make up for lost time. This mix is almost two hours long and filled with burners. Classics, a few unheard remixes and reworks by my brother Kenny Dope, John Morales, Salaam Remi and myself, unreleased nuggets of some thangs and rare album cuts, singles and alternate takes of other thangs. I even snuck in Donny Hathaway’s version of ‘What’s Going On’ as it’s probably my favorite Marvin cover of all time. Spread the word" !…