Posts Tagged ‘Ghostface

18
Feb
10

Sound Table 2/18/10 – Meth Ghost Rae, Jake One (Minus Freeway), Rob Swift, DJ Babu & More

Wu-Massacre

Haven’t done a Sound Table in a minute, but you know the deal. Get ’em while they’re hot!

Download: Meth, Ghost & Rae – Our Dreams (Right Click – Save As) | Purchase: Pre-Order Meth, Ghost & Rae’s upcoming album Wu Massacre.. Get a sneak peak at HHIR. Drops March 30th!

Download: Freeway & Jake One – Stimulus Package (Instrumentals) (MegaUpload) | Purchase:  Freeway & Jake One – Stimulus Package

Download: DJ Babu – The Beat Tape Vol 2 | Purchase: DJ Babu – The Beat Tape Vol 2

Download: Rob Swift – “The Architect” | PurchaseRob Swift – The Architect

Download: Mainframe – e.q.e.p.

Download: Full Crate & Mar – Conversations With Her EP

Watch, Laugh, Rewind:

 

“I Am A Motherfucker”.. For the win!

08
Jan
10

DJ Heat – Late Night With The Roots (Mixtape)

Late Night With The Roots (Mixtape)

Questo & Black keep their vision to the sky, the rest have their eyes on the road. Fitting.

I’ve been a long-time, outspoken fan and critic of the Legendary Roots Crew. When they became the house band for Fallon’s new gig after Def Jam put so much time into marketing their CDs (#sarcasm), I was ecstatic that they’re hard work was finally recognized on a larger scale. Plus, after raiding the OkayPlayer store yesterday during its 50% discount sale, it’s only right I post this.

The generous DJ Heat recently compiled all of The Roots’ live renditions to date with guests of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Performances include Q-Tip, Public Enemy, Mos Def, Luda, Ghost, Rae, and, well you can read the tracklist for yourself. It showcases the Philly band’s single “How I Got Over” in its pure form, plus that Clipse set is damn near phenomenal.

Download link and track list below. Shout to 2DB and Heather for the heads up. Artwork by Shake. Oh, and props to the only whiteboy in the group, bassist Owen Biddle, for holding it down for us soulful yet melanin-deficit brothas, Enjoy!

DownloadDJ Heat – Late Night With The Roots (Mixtape)

Track List:

1. The Roots – How I Got Over (Live)
2. Ludacris – I Do It For Hip Hop / Last Of A Dying Breed (Live)
3. Mos Def – Casa Bey (Live)
4. Beastie Boys – So Whatcha Want (Live)
5. Black Star – History (Live)
6. Snoop Dogg – I Wanna Rock (Live)
7. Ghostface – Baby f. Raheem DeVauaghn (Live)
8. Wale – Pretty Girls (Live)
9. Raekwon – Catalina (Live)
10. 50 Cent – Baby By Me / Do You Think About Me (Live)
11. Clipse – Popular Demand f. Black Thought (Live)
12. Clipse – Grindin’ f. Black Thought (Live)
13. Q-Tip – Barely In Love (Live)
14. Goodie Mob – Soul Food (Live)
15. Public Enemy – Bring the Noise (Live)

23
Dec
09

100 Best Hip-Hop Albums of the Decade (2000-01)

Hip-Hop Records

With the decade coming to a close, it’s time to highlight the best records in hip-hop. I’ll be running down my choices for the 10 Best Albums of each year until we finally arrive at the Best of ’09 to close things out. I’ll be covering a lot of material so feel free to comment on my picks, as I’m always down for a debate. Click the album covers or names to purchase your copies of albums that will be remembered throughout hip-hop history. Let’s go!

Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2000

1. Ghostface – Supreme Clientele

2. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP

3. Outkast – Stankonia

4. Common – Like Water For Chocolate

5. Big L – The Big Picture

6. Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek) – Train of Thought

7. Jurassic 5 – Quality Control

8. Dead Prez – Let’s Get Free

9. Wu-Tang Clan – The W

10. Jedi Mind Tricks – Violent By Design

Honorable Mentions: Big Punisher – Yeeeah Baby, De La Soul – Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump, M.O.P. – Warriorz, Slum Village – The Fantastic Vol. 2

Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2001

1. Jay-Z – Blueprint

2. Nas – Stillmatic

3. Masta Ace – Disposable Arts

4. J-Live – The Best Part

5. Immortal Technique – Revolutionary Vol. 1

6. Ghostface – Bulletproof Wallets

7. Cannibal Ox – The Cold Vein

 

 

8. 2Pac – Until The End Of Time

9. Aesop Rock – Labor Days

10. Cormega – The Realness

Honorable Mentions: , 7L & Esoteric – Soul Purpose, Pete Rock – PeteStrumentals, Redman – Malpractice

Stay tuned for my Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2002-3 list coming soon..

13
Oct
09

Cop Today: Ghostface, Del & Tame, Jay ARE, & P.U.T.S.

Ghostface – Ghostdini : The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City

Among the multitude of hip-hop albums dropping today, here’s a few that caught my eye.

Y’all already know how I feel about that Ghostface album. In addition, I suggest checking out from J. Rawls & John Robinson as jazz-hop duo Jay ARE, an eccentric collabo between Del the Funky Homosapien & Tame One, plus a brand new LP from Los Angeles’s  People Under The Stairs.

Click on the cover or title for a link to purchase, do your part to support hip-hop (and jazz, this time around)!

J. Rawls & John Robinson as Jay ARE – The 1960’s Jazz Revolution Again

Del the Funky Homosapien & Tame One – Parallel Uni-Verses

People Under The Stairs – Carried Away

02
Oct
09

Videos from Ghostface Album Release Party

Last night was pretty epic for both hip-hop culture and my personal journey as a part of it.

Ghostface tore down Hiro Ballroom NYC for his Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City release party, bringing out a boatload of special guests including U-God, Jadakiss, Redman, Large Pro & Kid Cudi.

After promoting William Cooper’s Beware of the Pale Horse on the street with Cooper & BP then waiting three hours on line in the chilly Manhattan wind, we finally made it inside right before Ghost rocked.  Similar to the other times I’ve seen Tony Starks live, the energy was non-stop intense – rap cats of all ages (even Hov)could take away a few pointers.

As for me personally, I met Pharoahe Monch, 9th Prince of Killarmy and Trife da God throughout the night. Besides a scuffle on stage as near the end of the show, it was extremely dope overall.

I’ve linked some of the concert footage popping up round the ‘net. Up top is a good angle, shout to Ian for the heads up & Digiwaxx for the vid. You’ll see a different vantage point down below, thanks to Khal for the heads up.

Let’s go hip-hop, Enjoy!

Redman

Jadakiss

Kid Cudi

Fight on stage a.k.a. The wost buzzkill possible

30
Sep
09

Event Reminder: Ghostface x Beatnick & K-Salaam Tonight

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)

29
Sep
09

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?

24
Sep
09

Stream Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry In Emerald City

Ghostface

Fellow Ghostface fans can now stream Tony Starks’ latest offering Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry In Emerald City courtesy of iMeem and Universal.

I haven’t been this excited listening to a Ghost album since, well, probably Fishscale. Not many rappers can flip a sultry R&B record the way the Wallabee Champ does and still come correct with lyricism.

Peep the link and tracklist below, plus the dates for his upcoming U.S. tourGhostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City drops next Tuesday, the 29th. Enjoy!

Stream: Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City

Track List:

01 Not Your Average Girl [ft. Shareefa]

02 Do Over [ft. Raheem “Radio” DeVaughn]

03 Baby [ft. Raheem “Radio” DeVaughn]

04 Lonely [ft. Jack Knight]

05 Stapleton Sex

06 Stay

07 Paragraphs of Love [ft. Vaughn Anthony and Estelle]

08 Guest House [ft. Fabolous and Shareefa]

09 Let’s Stop Playin’ [ft. John Legend]

10 Forever

11 I’ll Be That [ft. Adrienne Bailon]

12 Goner [ft. Lloyd]

13 She’s A Killah [ft. Ron Browz] *

14 Back Like That [ft. Ne-Yo and Kanye West]

Tour Dates:

10-02 Albany, NY – Northern Lights

10-03 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero

10-04 Carrboro, NY – Cat’s Cradle

10-05 Charleston, SC – Music Farm

10-07 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution

10-09 Oxford, MS – Lyric

10-10 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon

10-11 Austin, TX – Emo’s

10-13 Tucson, AZ – The Rock

10-14 Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse

10-15 San Diego, CA – Canes

10-16 Los Angeles, CA Key Club

10-17 Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones

10-19 Reno, NV – Club Underground

10-20 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

10-21 Arcata, CA – Arcata Theatre

10-22 Portland, OR – Berbati’s Pan

10-23 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall

10-24 Seattle, WA – Showbox

10-25 Bellingham, WA – Nightlight

10-28 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

10-29 Aspen, CO – Belly Up

10-30 Denver, CO – Bluebird

10-31 Boulder, CO – Fox

17
Sep
09

TRU Brain Trust Reviews OB4CLII

OB4CLII

The homies of The Rap Up Brain Trust and I weighed in on Raekwon’s newest offering Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II this time around. Check out my contribution and the rest of the crew here at TRU.

What are your thoughts on the album?

Thanks for reading, Enjoy!

30
Aug
09

11 Ultimate Hip-Hop Trios

New Wu

With the dream-team of Ghostface, Raekwon & Method Man forming like Voltron possibly even before ’09 kicks the bucket, heads everywhere should be drooling over the possibility of an album from the Wu-based trio.

Similarly, the three-headed monster Random Axe comprised of Black Milk, Sean Price & Guilty Simpson leaking “Monster Babies” off their upcoming collab album this year was monumental.

These combos really are dreams come true. So I got to thinking, what other combinations of MCs would hip-hop heads like to hear? Here are my choices for 11 of the ultimate hip-hop trios:

Jay-Z, Nas & Eminem

Jay-Z, Nas & Eminem

Group Name: Greatest of Our Time

Rakim, Kool G Rap & KRS-One

Rakim, Kool G Rap & KRS-One

Group Name: Veteran’s Day

Kanye West, Talib Kweli & Pharaohe Monch

Kanye West, Talib Kweli & Pharaohe Monch

Group Name: Guerilla Monsoon

Scarface, Bun B & Slim Thug

Scarface, Bun B & Slim Thug

Group Name: Anti-Confederacy

Q-Tip, Black Thought & Common

Q-Tip, Black Thought & Common

Group Name: Rewind Power

Snoop Dogg, B-Real & Redman

Snoop Dogg, B-Real & Redman

Group Name: Smoke Break

Posdnuous, Phife Dawg & A-Plus

Posdnuos, Phife Dawg & A-Plus

Group Name: Under Rated

T.I., Ludacris & Big Boi

T.I., Ludacris & Big Boi

Group Name: Bottom’s Up

Black Milk, Royce Da 5'9 & Elzhi

Black Milk, Royce Da 5’9 & Elzhi

Group Name: Motor City

Brother Ali, Jay Electronica & Blu

Brother Ali, Jay Electronica & Blu

Group Name: Add Verbs

Wale, Lupe Fiasco & Phonte

Wale, Lupe Fiasco & Phonte

Group Name: Fresh Breath

 

What about you? Who would be your choices for hip-hop trios?





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