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07
Feb
10

Happy Birthday, Dilla!

 Dilla

Happy Birthday, Dilla!

Tribute post & downloads coming soon..

23
Jan
10

Hope For Haiti Now – Jay-Z, Bono, The Edge & Rihanna Perform “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)” & More Coverage

Bono, Jay-Z & Rihanna

When the sky falls, and the Earth quakes.. We gon’ put this back together, we won’t break

I watched almost the entire Hope For Haiti Now telethon event last night, and I’m so thankful I did. If I said it was extremely moving, that would be an understatement. I found myself breathless and teary-eyed as artists, musicians, actors, directors and more put aside differences and united to answer phones and accept donations on behalf of  the various organizations helping the relief effort in Haiti. The broadcast also featured personal stories about Haitians that survived the horrible natural disaster in addition to newscaster Anderson Cooper & others detailing the monumental effort to treat the thousands of injured and emotionally-distraught.

Musical performances included Jay-Z, Bono & The Edge of U2, Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Madonna, my wifey Christina Aguilera, my other wifey Alicia Keys, The Roots, Justin Timberlake & Matt Morris, John Legend, Beyonce, Coldplay, Shakira, Mary J Blige, Sting, Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow, Dave Matthews, Neil Young, Emeline Michel and of course, Haiti’s son Wyclef.

MTV has a sweet rundown of all the performances here and check out some photos here compliments of Concrete Loop. Click the links below to donate and grab your copy of the Hope for Haiti Now album on iTunes with the various performances in great quality MP3’s.

If anyone has the full telecast of the event, can you please link it in the comments section? Thanks in advance.

Shout to Ian for the video of Jay-Z, Bono, The Edge & Lil’ Mama Rihanna below (am I the only one who thinks Rih Rih looks out of place on stage with legends? Oh well.). I hope you find it in your heart to donate to help those suffering from this devastating tragedy, and (try to) enjoy the music!

Download on iTunes: Jay-Z, Bono, The Edge & Lil’ Mama Rihanna – Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)

Hope For Haiti Now

Donate: Hope For Haiti Now

14
Jan
10

DJ Shadow – Freeform, All-Vinyl DJ Set – October 31, 2009 in Los Angeles

DJ Shadow

Well, I’ll be damned.

I haven’t seen this mix by the everlasting Joshua “DJ Shadow” Davis, a personal favorite of mine, posted anywhere besides my local torrent community. So it’s only right I share this special live mix with everyone.

Shadow spun this particular blend of musical beauty last Halloween night at LA’s Legendary Park Plaza for KCRW’s Masquerade Ball. He rocked his now famous sampling technique amid pinpoint scratching and nifty mixing for his set, which clocked in at a little under two hours.

Oh, did I mention he played Serato-free? To you newjacks out there, this means he lugged crate upon crate busting at the seams with vinyl (gasp!) to represent with two turntables and a sampler like few can these days, for the true school.

I’d much rather have been scoping pretty ladies to DJ Shadow’s tune’s then whatever lame dime-a-dozen DJ played where I was that night, but at least I can envision what it would have been like to be there thanks to whoever recorded this.

Shouts to the generous folks of ****.cd (what, you thought I’d give my secrets away? You crazy, homes) for seeding this torrent, Enjoy!

Download: DJ Shadow – Freeform, All-Vinyl DJ Set – October 31, 2009 in Los Angeles

31
Dec
09

Happy New Year from Hold the Throne

Happy New Year's from Hold the Throne

In retrospective, this year has been a crazy but productive one. I started HTT back in July after I switched to WordPress, and I’m extremely thankful for both the readers that followed me over and the new readers that hopped on board this year.

I’ll be taking today and tomorrow off to prepare for my year-end lists dropping this weekend. I’ve got some special posts coming up that I hope everyone enjoys. I know I’ve enjoyed compiling them!

For now, let’s pop a bottle (or two, or three) and enjoy what’s left of the decade.

Here’s wishing all my readers and their loved ones a happy, safe & healthy New Year.

See y’all next year, Peace!

29
Dec
09

DivShare Out, RapidShare In

RS

Quick Announcement:

I know some of you have been upset that you can’t download certain files due to links being down or disallowed. To avoid this in the future, I will be switching to RapidShare for all file-hosting primarily for 2 reasons:

1. The site I’ve been using, DivShare, severely limits the amount of downloading. RS does not. I’d say this makes the switch a no-brainer.

2. I’ve recently hopped aboard the RS train (shouts to Ivan and Kev for showing me the light) and got myself a Premium account. I highly recommend you get your own now if you want to optimize downloading from my blog and others. It’s only 6.99 euros for a month, which is about $10 bucks. Or, you can elect to buy more months at a time for a discount. You gain the ability to download multiple files at once and can take advantage of faster speeds.

I apologize to those that have been inconvenienced by the DivShare links. I will be re-upping my A Tribe Called Quest Weekend links ASAP, so check back soon if you missed them the first go-round.

Thanks for your time, Peace!

04
Dec
09

December 4th

Happy [40th] Born Day, Sean Carter.

*Throws diamond in the air*

28
Nov
09

OutKast Instrumentals

OutKast

Just as the title says, I’m hookin up some OutKast instrumental albums today, ATLiens and Aquemini in particular. You can find the samples to all their albums on the right sidebar. With these, you’ll be able to focus in on some of Organized Noize’s best productions.

If you have any of their other instrumental albums or individual tracks, hit me in the comments or e-mail. Much appreciated!

Speaking of the greatest duo in hip-hop OutKast.. What happened to Sir Luscious Left Foot dropping this year? And an Andre 3K solo LP? AND an OutKast album? At this rate, we won’t hear any new stuff from these two until the most talentless rapper alive Gucci Mane gets out of jail. I’m praying that they get it together sooner than that.

Check both albums in one link below, Enjoy!

Download: OutKast – ATLiens & Aquemini Instrumentals

26
Nov
09

What Are You Thankful For?

Sexy Turkey

.. That’s the question I’m posing to my faithful readers today on this glorious American holiday. What is it that you are thankful for? Hit up the comment section with your answers.

I’m also hooking up some of my favorite song about giving thanks. These are hand-picked from my personal collection, I hope y’all like ’em.

Have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving all, Enjoy!

Download: Bob Marley – Thank You Lord (Vocal Version)

Dido – Thank You

DOOM – Thank Yah

Massive Attack – Be Thankful For What You’ve Got

Maze & Franky Beverly – I Wanna Thank You

Stevie Wonder – Thank You Love

24
Nov
09

Sample RJD2’s Tin Foil Hat EP

Tin Foil Hat EP Vinyl

I know I’m probably not authorized to post the entire Tin Foil Hat EP, the latest offering from producer extraordinaire & multi-instrumentalist RJD2, so I’ll hit my faithful readers up with a couple tracks that I like and let you holla at me if you need it hunt down the rest.

The ex-Def Jux musician returns on this EP to the instrumental soundscapes fusing hip-hop, experimental, and hints of dub, funk & trip-hop that highlighted his first two albums Deadringer and Since We Last Spoke but were missing almost entirely from ’07’s The Third Hand.

If you like the songs below, pick up your copy of the Tin Foil Hat EP as part of RJD2’s 2002-2010 collection on Amazon.

Big thanks to Jeff Weiss (whose writing I greatly admire and openly envy) for the heads up, Enjoy!

Download: RJD2 – Before or Since

                           RJD2 – Thine Platetarium

02
Nov
09

DJ Sickroc Fall Demo 2009

DJ Sickroc

Sup party people? I know it’s Monday, but I forgot about this until just now. My good homie DJ Sickroc put together this mix to get the pretty ladies shakin’ their asses on the dance floor. Fellas, you can dance too. Just not too many of y’all.

Sickroc reps Elite Camp and holds down gigs in Manhattan on the regular. You can catch him spinnin’ at Stay Lounge, Le Poisson Rouge or various other Big Apple nightlife spots. Just make sure you’re ready for a damn good time.

Instructions: Download below. Upload to iPod. Press Play (No Diddy) and Groove. Enjoy!

Download: DJ Sickroc – Fall Demo 2009





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