Posts Tagged ‘Talib Kweli



19
Oct
09

Noisemakers EP

Noisemakers

Spotted this yesterday while watching the Giants illustrate exactly the opposite of what a good defense looks like. I’m lazy today so here’s some copy and paste action from J. Period:

3 Exclusive New Remixes + Freestyles Starring Talib Kweli and Remixed by J.Period!  J.Period & Talib Kweli’s “Noisemakers EP” celebrates the latest installment of Peter Rosenberg’s critically-acclaimed Noisemakers series. Noisemakers with Talib Kweli is going down on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 92YTribeca (tickets available in advance at: http://tiny.cc/WrAgg).  J.Period & Talib Kweli’s “Noisemakers EP” also offers an advanced preview of J.Period’s top secret, upcoming mixtape collaboration with Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & DJ Hi-Tek)…coming soon!!!

I wish I could go but I banned myself from New York City events during the week due to hangovers causing me to miss work personal reasons. 

A top-secret RE mixtape? That’s what I’m talmbout!

Shouts to Meka for the heads up, Enjoy!

Download: J. Period x Talib Kweli – The Noisemakers EP

Track List:

1. Ambitionz (Exclusive Freestyle)
2. Youthful Re-Edit (Exclusive Freestyle)
3. Country Couzins (J.Period Remix) f. Bun B

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?

22
Jul
09

Royal Court & Sound Table 7/22/09

Bitesize Lauren

Today’s New Jersey Beauty: Bitesize Lauren of Glen Gardner, NJ

Royal Court:

10 Butter Face Women We’d Probably Still Bag [via Complex]

Mr. Chi-City vs Keri Hilson [via TSS]

Piano-Playing Cat Makes Orchestral Debut [via YouTube]

R.I.P. Gidget, the Taco Bell Chihuaha [via USA Today]

Three Things Guys Hate To Hear [via Fly Guy Chronicles]

Sound Table:

Amerie ft. Rick Ross, Cain, Jadakiss & Nas – Why R U Remix

Bun B, Talib Kweli & Colin Munroe – Don’t Die prod. Beatnick & K-Salaam

Fabolous ft. Drake – Throw It In The Bag (Remix)

Ghostface ft. Raheem Devaughn – Baby

Guilty Simpson – Coroner’s Music prod. Madlib [Shouts to Khal]

MC Lyte – Rocking With The Best

Red Cafe ft. Ray Lavender – Them Lips

Slaughterhouse – Cuckoo

Termanology – Nobody’s Smilin prod Statik Selektah

20
Jul
09

Royal Court & Sound Table 7/20/09

Lauren Santiago 

Today’s New Jersey Beauty: Lauren Santiago

Royal Court:

Afrika Bambataa’s Essay The Beginning of Break Beat (Hip Hop) Music [via Ian at Notes From A Different Kitchen]

B.o.B. a.k.a. Bobby Ray Performs at the ESPY’s [via Rap Radar]

Jay-Z Gives Advice To The New Generation of Rappers [via RealTalk NY]

Joe Budden Freestyle & Slaughterhouse “The One” at Rock The Bells NYC [via Jessie Maguire]

Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common “Make Her Say” Video [via Marcus Troy]

Nas & Damian Marley “Only The Strong” at Rock The Bells NYC [via Mike Waxx at illRoots]

Nas & Damian Marley “Road To Zion” at RTB NYC [via Rob at Boomshots]

Rosa Acosta’s Hottest Pics [via Complex]

Slaughterhouse & Wu-Tang Beef No More [II] [via Rock The Dub]

 

Sound Table:

Beastie Boys ft. Nas – Too Many Rappers [via OG Hip Hop]

Chico DeBarge ft. Talib Kweli – Math [via Honey Soul]

INF – The Go Round (Instrumental CD) [via Freestyle Madness]

Pac Div – Church League Champions (Mixtape) [via 2DB]

07
Jul
09

Cop Today: Alchemist – Chemical Warfare

Alchemist

Seasoned beat-maker Alchemist drops his second album Chemical Warfare today. It’s entirely produced by him, and this time around he also opts to hop on the mic more than 2004’s 1st Infantry.

Featuring guest verses from Kool G Rap, KRS-One, Snoop Dogg, Evidence, Talib Kweli, Prodigy, Fabolous, Gangrene (Oh No + Alchemist) and more, this LP is a must-have for your 2009 hip-hop collection.

We’re not JUST about freebies here at HTT, so go buy Chemical Warfare at Amazon now!

Sneak Peak:

Therapy (feat. Evidence, Blu & KiD CuDi) – The Alchemist

04
Jul
09

4th of July Half Time Mix

Happy 4th of July

While I’m working on a half-time recap piece for one of my favorite websites (you’ll know soon enough), I put together this mix of some of the year’s best hip-hop tracks thus far.

You’ll hear everything from mainstream jams by Fabolous and Maino to underground gems from Doom and Wu-Tang Clan, a concise wrap up of the best of the first half of ’09.

Spark up the BBQ (among other things, if that’s ya style), grab an ice-cold Old English and bump this for the ingredients for a dope Independence Day celebration, Enjoy!

Download Hold the Throne’s 4th of July Half Time Mix

Track List:

  1. 6th Sense – Thoughts
  2. Alchemist ft. Evidence, Blu, Talib Kweli & Kid Cudi – Therapy
  3. B.o.B./Bobby Ray – Put Me On
  4. Brother Ali – Good Lord
  5. Doom – Rap Ambush
  6. Drake ft. Lil’ Wayne & Young Jeezy – I’m Goin’ In (Remix)
  7. Eminem ft. Dr. Dre – Old Time’s Sake
  8. Fabolous ft. Jeremih – It’s My Time
  9. Finale – Pay Attention – Interlude (Beat The Drums)
  10. Jadakiss ft. Nas – What If
  11. Jay Electronica – Exhibit A (Transformations)
  12. Joe Budden ft. The Game – The Future
  13. K’naan – Wavin’ Flag
  14. k-os – I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman
  15. Madlib – The Main Inspiration: The Coltrane of Beats
  16. Maino ft. T-Pain – All The Above
  17. Mos Def – Casa Bey
  18. Reflection Eternal – Back Again
  19. Slaughterhouse – Wack MCs
  20. Tiye Phoenix – Master Plan
  21. Wale ft. Lady Gaga – Chillin’
  22. Wu-Tang Clan ft. Raekwon, MOP and Kool G Rap – Ill Figures
16
Jun
09

Name That Sample #5

Steely Dan

[Edit] Nice call, Ivan! The original sample is Steely Dan “Peg,” used by Prince Paul to construct De La Soul’s “Eye Know” off 3 Feet High & Rising. De La fans and sample heads should stay tuned for a separate post soon dedicated to the song.

Okay, I’m forced to give a hint for this one because Kweli re-Tweeted my statement about hip-hop’s uninformed fanbase.

I’d wager that at least that percentage has NO clue who Steely Dan is, let alone that the band has provided some of the genre’s most recognizable samples.

Shit, youngins probably thought “Steely Dan” was just a dude’s name, perhaps a porn star they saw on YouPorn the other night in between drooling over Sonic the Glass Jaw Charles Hamilton videos. Come to think of it, I bet I could make a killing in the adult film industry as “Steely Dom.” Hmm..

Anyways.

I assume this one will be more difficult the younger you are, but try to guess the 1989 single inspired by the jazz-rock duo. An e-trophy if you know the producer, however that should be easy once you guess the track.

I’ve got a follow-up post coming as soon as someone hits up the comment section with the right answer soon, when I approve the comments. Best of luck! 

Name That Sample #5





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