Archive for September, 2009


Event Reminder: Ghostface x Beatnick & K-Salaam Tonight


Here’s your friendly reminder that MySpace Music, Socialight & Digiwaxx are presenting Ghostface Killah live tonight at Hiro Ballroom NYC alongside production duo Beatnick & K-Salaam.

Doors open at 8 PM, but since this is a free show I’d recommend showing up crazy early. William Cooper and I will be in the building promoting Beware of the Pale Horse so come say what’s up if you see us out there. Dallas Penn might be joining us as well.

Ghost will be promoting his latest effort Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City while Beatnick & K-Salaam should be rocking songs from their fly remix album Never Can Say Goodbye featuring reinterpretations of classics from Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.

Download Never Can Say Goodbye below and support Tony Starks (and my Amazon account) by scooping his album here. Shout to Freestyle Madness Blog for the link, Enjoy!

Never Can Say Goodbye

Download: Beatnick & K-Salaam – Never Can Say Goodbye

Track List:

01. Michael Jackson – I’ll Be There Remix (Prod. By Beatnick & K-Salaam)
02. Marvin Gaye – Ain’t No Mountain (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)
03. Stevie Wonder – My Cherie Amor Remix (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)
04. Michael Jackson – Never Can Say Goodbye (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)
05. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On Remix (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)
06. Stevie Wonder – Uptight Remix (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)
07. Michael Jackson – ABC Remix (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)
08. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On Remix (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)


Cop Today: Skyzoo – The Salvation

I see ’em lookin for the real, but they ain’t find that yet.

 I can’t believe I overlooked this earlier today. Better late than never, right?

Brooklyn verbalist Skyzoo dropped his debut solo album The Salvation today, a joint venture between 9th Wonder’s Jamla Records and underground imprint Duck Down Records.

The disc is an earnest auto-biographical account of Sky’s entire life, boasting top-notch production from Just Blaze, Black Milk, Nottz, Illmind and of course 9th. Keeping with the self-revelation concept, The Salvation has only one feature – singer Carlitta Durand. The rest was solely on Sky’s shoulders – luckily, he’s a high-caliber MC that can handle the workload.

Upon first listen, I’m thoroughly impressed by his development since The 3 Day High, which I thought sounded forced and unnatural. I can tell he took  the proper time and effort to focus his vocals, resulting in a captivating listen with hardly any filler.

Don’t believe me? Wanna find out for yourself? I got you covered. Click the artwork up top or go here to buy it from Amazon. Peep the track list below with a download link to the cut produced by Just Blaze. Don’t say I never gave you nothin’!

Support hip-hop music, Enjoy!

Track List:

1. The Opener (produced by Cyrus Tha Great)
2. Return Of The Real (produced by Just Blaze)
3. The Beautiful Decay (produced by 9th Wonder)
4. My Interpretation (produced by Best Kept Secret)
5. Popularity (produced by Nottz)
6. Like A Marathon (produced by 9th Wonder)
7. The Shooter’s Soundtrack (produced by Cyrus Tha Great)
8. Under Pressure (produced by 9th Wonder)
9. Penmanship (produced by Black Milk)
10. Dear Whoever (produced by Illmind)
11. For What It’s Worth ((produced by Eric G)
12. The Necessary Evils (produced by Needlz)
13. Easy To Fly featuring Carlitta Durand (produced by 9th Wonder)
14. Bottom Line (produced by Eric G)
15. Metal Hearts (produced by 9th Wonder)
16. Maintain (produced by Nottz)


Cop Today: Ghostface

I previously offered the stream of Ghostface’s new LP Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City earlier, which is available today.

Click the cover or go here to scoop your copy from Amazon to support hip-hop (or in this case, a lil’ bit of R&B) music. Peep one of the tracks below, “I’ll Be That” featuring sexy songstress Adrienne Bailon courtesy of the homie Nick. Enjoy!

Download: Ghostface ft. Adrienne Bailon – I’ll Be That

Adrienne Bailon

.. Why not?


American Racketeer

American Racketeer

A while ago, I placed a moratorium on all American Gangster remix albums after an influx of sub-par projects dropped when Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella liberated the acapellas. As much as I liked the album, hearing the same Hov verses over mediocre production became morbidly redundant.

However, I’m lifting my ban temporarily to hook y’all up with a dope project by the homie Beewirks. American Racketeer is a refreshing blend made back in ’07 by the BX-bred beatsmith that currently reps Pittsburgh, a set of soulful samples and crisp drums for an all-around enjoyable listen.

Whether it’s the bouncy horns on “American Dreamin” or the James Brown-laden groove of “Hello Brooklyn,” Beewirks crafted a one-of-a-kind remix disc that intensifies rather than attempts to outshine the original content.

I gotta give a big shout to the man himself for the heads up. You already know the track list, so press play (no Diddy) and vibe out. Enjoy!

Download: Beewirks x Jay-Z – American Racketeer


Street Hop Sampler


Here’s something to start the week off proper.

Check out the snippets for one of my most highly-anticipated 4th quarter albums, Royce Da 5’9’s Street Hop.

I wish Primo produced more of this, but the track list looks dope regardless especially that Phonte feature and the Bun B & Joell Ortiz collab. I’m also interested to hear those productions by Mr. Porter and Green Lantern.

Shouts to DJ Premier Blog for the link & list, hopefully this will hold you over until it leaks drops on October 20th. Enjoy!

Download: Royce Da 5’9″ – Street Hop Album Sampler

Track List:

1. Gun Harmonizing (Feat. Crooked I) (Produced by Emile)
2. Count For Nothing (Produced by Streetrunner)
3. Soldier (Feat. Kid Vishis)
4. Something 2 Ride (Feat. Phonte)
5. Dinner Time (Feat. Busta Rhymes)
6. Far Away
7. The Warriors (Feat. Slaughterhouse) (Produced by Streetrunner)
8. …A Brief Intermission (Skit)
9. New Money (Produced by Streetrunner)
10. Shake This (Produced by DJ Premier)
11. Gangsta (Feat. Trick Trick)
12. Mine In Thiz (Produced by Mr. Porter)
13. Street Hop 2010 (Produced by Six July)
14. Thing For Your Girlfriend (Hoe Jack) (Feat. Kay Young)
15. On The Run
16. Murder
17. Bad Boy (Feat. Jungle Rock Jr.) (Produced by DJ Green Lantern)
18. Part Of Me (Produced by Carlos Broady)
19. Love From The Hood (Feat. Bun B & Joell Ortiz) (Produced by DJ Premier)


How Real It Is

I’ve been goin’ through my collection of CD’s to compile my list of the best albums of the 00’s, so I’ve been listening to a lot of New York MC/DJ/Producer J-Live. “How Real It Is” is a jam from his 2002 disc All Of The Above for your Saturday afternoon listening pleasure.

Youtube for the win, Enjoy!

Download: J-Live – How Real It Is


The Freshest Kids

Evidence just liberated “The Freshest Kids,” featuring Brother Ali and Toki Wright producd by Ali and BK-One. This is the official anthem for the Fresh Air Tour, coming to a city near you soon.

Don’t forget to scoop your copy of Brother Ali’s new album Us. Rhymesayers Entertainment doin’ big things this year, Enjoy!

Download: Brother Ali, Evidence & Toki Wright – The Freshest Kids


Event Reminder: Organized Konfusion


Pharaohe Monch & Prince Po will be tearing down BB Kings NYC tonight alongside Jersey’s own Poor Righteous Teachers. Your boy won tickets courtesy of Brooklyn Bodega, shouts to everyone over there!

Buy your tickets here, Enjoy!


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Shout to Always Creative for the design!


For Your Sorrows

Big Boi

ATLien Big Boi finally leaked the full version of “For Your Sorrows” featuring George Clinton and Too $hort (what a combo!) and it bumps. For real, for real. 

Off Mr. Patton’s upcoming solo LP Sir Luscious Left Foot dropping Nevuary 32nd sometime this year on Def Jam.

Shouts to Grand Good and Re Up Spot, Enjoy!

Download: Big Boi ft. George Clinton & Too $hort – For Your Sorrows

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