Archive for August, 2009



25
Aug
09

The Best Rapper Alive..

MSG

.. will be performing on September 11th at Madison Square Garden, the same day as his album drops. If you don’t know the name by now, I can’t help ya.

Where will you be?

Shouts to the homies at Broken Cool for the visual.

(Arguably the best rapper alive, of course. No Martian. Rakim, Kool G, KRS, Nasir, Eminem, Andre 3K are all contenders, but you get my point.)

24
Aug
09

Get Yours: Nowalataz

14KT

This is hands down one of the best instrumental albums I’ve heard all year. I’ve been vibing to it all afternoon.

I know everyone is yapping about the BP3 and OB4CLII leaks (rightfully so), but don’t pass up this Dilla-inspired collection of beats from fellow Michigan producer 14KT that hit the ‘net last week months ago in internet time.

In the words of 14KT himself:

Whatupdoe? First off, I must say THANK YOU for supporting me and my music!! As a result of your support, I want to share some upcoming music from my 2nd album entitled Nowalataz.

Also due to the success of my first album, The Golden Hour, I will be releasing The Golden Hour 2XLP on (LIMITED EDITION GOLD VINYL w/ Full Cover Artwork) coming end of September. I will also be on tour with Mayer Hawthorne x Buff1 x Houseshoes beginning September 5th. A physical release of the Nowalataz Digital/CD is in the works.

Here it is.. a project I unofficially had done since 2006. It started when James Yancey (aka J Dilla) passed that February. To cope with the death of my favorite producer, who I liked to call my unofficial “musical mentor”, I started making “donuts” … uncontrollably.

Fellow heads should be excited to see that last track “Black & Gold” featuring none other than celebrated producer Black Milk.

Peep the download link below. Shouts to Freestyle Madness for the inspiration, Enjoy!

Download: 14KT – Nowalataz

 

24
Aug
09

Obligatory Jay-Z & Drake Post

Hov

By now I’m sure you’ve heard the long-awaited cut “Off That” by Hov & Drizzy off Blueprint 3 produced by Timbaland.

I’m content with Drake solely on the hook since I’m positive he can’t keep up with the living legend just yet. I’d also love to hear more from Timbo on BP3, but No-ID and Kanye ain’t bad at all.

Peep the download links below. What do y’all think?

Jay-Z ft. Drake – Off That [Alternate Link]

23
Aug
09

Cruise in 5th Gear

MM3.5

With all the Joe Budden hate around the internets for various reasons, some people forget his epic Mood Muzik mixtape series. Here’s a gem “5th Gear” from the 3rd installment in 2007, just to remind those who think he’s the weakest link in Slaughterhouse know that dude can still rip a track.

Download link for the no DJ version and lyrics below, Enjoy!

Joe Budden – 5th Gear

Look, come and cruise wit’ me
I’m good in any hood, no matter who’s wit’ me
My mind on gettin’ money, bumpin’ new 50
Or my mind was off music til Clue hit me
And told me keep it on the booth strictly
So I step in, watchin’ my surroundings and my settings
Then I let the Percocet set in
Rough year, lost five of my homeboys
I ain’t worried ’bout it, y’all alive, just home boy
I feel like I’m the last real aggin left
Or, maybe all the real aggins just left

We growin’ extinct, we like dinosaurs
There’s only a few exceptions, so minus y’all
The greatest rapper alive is wearin’ suits and ties
So you got a buncha’ wack aggins sayin’ they him
Used to be if you strive for so somethin’ you could achieve it
Now just say shit, these aggins’ll believe it
I’m done screamin’ out jump off rules
Lost my girl, broke all of my jump off rules
Kept fuckin’ the side chick, so a aggin lied more
Picked her up in the woman’s car, that I ride for
Creepin’, I would hide more
Got confused as to who I’m supposed to fight for
I can’t even blame the jump, it was my fault
‘Cause I gave ‘hr the gun and she killed the only bitch I would die for
So the noise is called for
When you goin’ through T’s type of pain
Dog, ya voice gets altered
Know it’s hard to stay calm
Gon’ need State Farm
When you fuckin’ with a con
No, not Akon
I’m high off life, a walkin’ napalm
Fastballs comin’ at ’em from a Dice-K arm
Ridin’ suspended L
No wonder I’m on fire, I already been through Hell
So, when the the world’s against you, well
Naw I never snitch, but I’ll let the pencil tell

I suffer from wrong thinkin’
So I avoid straightjackets
And the bitch that dumped Sean Kingston
Better they respect you then to fear you
I learned that starin’ at the world in my rear view

But come get me, cocksucker I dare you
Rather box a felon than a aggin that’s fearful

 

Want a clear view, without a clear view
I put the wall up but thoughts just tear through
God, I hear you, givin’ me a earful
But I’ma cruise in 5th gear until I’m near you


Eye of a tiger, naw, a sniper with great aim
I won’t be another great slain
Takes planes, embrace pain
Ask Eddie Griffin
You gun lose gon’ lose everytime goin’ up against a freight train
Niggas bleed like us, we in the same world
Keep the Patron comin’, tryin’ make the date hurl
It’s a few aggins checkin’ out my chain pearls
Go ahead, try’ n lift somethin’ that’chu can’t curl
Far from Wayne’s World
If life’s a bitch, it ain’t just R. Kelly and Ush’ fuckin’ the same girl
OG swag, walk gotta’ limp in it
It’s my world, everybody’s payin’ rent in it
I left Jers, see I took flight on ’em
Dudes tried to take the crown, didn’t look right on ’em
How you gon’ fuck wit’ a crook, heist want ’em
Play Vanilla Ice, I get Suge Knight on ’em
Meanest Porsches, gleamin’ crosses
Came from Queens to restore this
Deemed it in orbit
When the red carpet rolled out, that mean it’s bosses
Don’t get it fucked up, we had fiends before this
My third-eye sharp, so keen, it’s gorgeous
I’ve seen it all, even Halloween in August
Gun in my hand
The game used to make you sell ya soul
Now it gotta’ come wit’ a dance

I’m on the clear view
Without a clear view
I put the wall up, but thoughts just tear through
God I hear you, givin’ me a earful
But I’ma cruise in 5th gear until I’m near you

 

22
Aug
09

Anger & Ambition

Killer Mike

In case you missed this great tape, Trackstar shot me over a new link for Anger & Ambition: The Best of Killer Mike.

Presented by Trackstar the DJ and my homies at The Smoking Section, spin this for some realness on a Saturday afternoon.

Enjoy!

Killer Mike

Trackstar the DJ & TSS Presents Anger & Ambition: The Best of Killer Mike

20
Aug
09

Sound (& Video) Table 8/20/09

For today’s edition of the Sound Table I had to include some new videos storming the innanets. Up top is “Run This Town” from Jay-Z’s upcoming LP Blueprint 3 featuring Rihanna & Kanye West, down below is the remix to Jamie Foxx’s “Digital Girl” with ‘Yeezy, The-Dream & Drake.

After that are some gems, including a demo tape from Eminem’s early years and the album that B.o.B. should put out if Atlantic wasn’t bullshitting taking their sweet time. It reminds me of Little Brother’s Getback all over again.

Ready? Enjoy!

Sound Table

Black Milk – In The AM

B.o.B. – Should Have Been The First Album (Mixtape) [Shouts to Shake]

Drake ft. Nipsey Hussle – Killers

Eminem – Demo Tracks – 1988-1991

Genius/GZA – Cold World – CD Single – 1996 [Shouts to Freestyle Madness]

DJ Haylow – The Legendary DJ Premier Mix [Thanks Kev!]

Killer Mike ft. OJ Da Juiceman – In The Kitchen 

Pitbull ft. B.o.B. – Across The World prod. Jim Jonsin

Sene – PaperPlanePushers (prod. Blu) [Shouts to the homie BMUSE at Always Hustle]

Warren G ft. Nate Dogg & Raekwon – 100 Miles & Running

19
Aug
09

Jay Electronica & Mos Def Live for “Exhibit B”

Two of the best rappers out (Mos & Jay Elec)

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One stage

remix continuation of one of the best songs of the year

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Happy hip-hop heads, at least for 4 min and 58 seconds.

I’m think this is a remix to “Exhibit A” actually Exhibit B since my sources tell me that Justin Blaze is keeping strict tabs on the MP3’s of the other two parts of the triology. Shit, He needs to go ‘head and liberate B & C, I know they’re out there! (I see you Beewirks!)

Spotted at 2DB, Enjoy!





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