Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Singles: JR & PH7 ft. Elzhi & Frank-N-Dank - The City

You got no clue how long I've been waitin on these cats' new record....

Ever since JR & PH7 dropped 2009''s "The Standard" I've been a fan of the German production team's knock for excavating some of the nicest soul lifts out there.

They've got a new record called "The Update" that pretty much follows suit with their first amazing release and here's one of the more stunning tracks off it in "The City". Detroit city reppers Elzhi and Frank-N-Dank do the damn thing here over some resounding horns and some shakers that fit perfectly...grab this and be sure to pick up "The Update" as well.


JR & PH7 ft. Elzhi & Frank-N-Dank - The City

Single: Talib Kweli - Palookas (prod. by Marco Polo)

This is straight heat...got damn, you never realize how much ya miss Marco Polo's brand of brilliant boom bap  til' ya haven't heard it in a minute...

On this excursion MP assists Kweli somethin serious for one of the best titled joints of 2010...

"Palookas" stems from DDotOmen's upcoming and debut mixtape "A Show Of Hands"....keep ya glims peeled for that.

Update: Tagless version now available here


Talib Kweli - Palookas (prod. by Marco Polo)

News: Miss Info Sounds Off About Homeland Security Seizing Popular Hip-Hop Blogs

In case you hadn't heard, the feds have been runnin' a muck on the web lately, shutting down more than a few websites and blogs that was heavy in the online Hip-Hop world....needless to say this is once again an example of homeland security just doin some shit rather than really investigating the roles that some of these sites/blogs was playin'...True, some of em' was disseminating copyrighted material, but most of em' was simply providing a conduit for artists to get their music out there--and that is the only way to really promote on the net these days.

Shortee of The Source Magazine, Ms. Info of Hot 97 gossip fame took a moment on her "Celebrity Drama" segment to break down the insanity of what The Department of Homeland Security has been up to...

Well done Minya...but be careful, you may be in danger of tredding back into the waters of authentic Hip-Hop journalism...


Miss Info On Homeland Security Seizing Hip-Hop Websites

Video: Branford Marsalis On Guru, Premier

Perhaps the world's greatest (well, at least the coolest) sax man Branford Marsalis takes a moment to build w/ the people...

Mr. Marsalis speaks about working with the late, great Keith "Guru" Elam as well as with DJ Premier creating the uber dope "Buckshot Lefonque" album...He also talk about starting the New Orleans Habitat For Musicians Village w/ Harry Connick Jr.


Single: Joe Scudda - Kelly In My Camaro

New one from Justus Leaguer Joe Scudda!

"Kelly In My Camaro" is the third leak off the 2nd "Resevoir Dogs" mixtape that Scudda and fellow J Leaguers Chaundon, Jozeemo and rapper Big Pooh got comin real soon ya dig....

For the record, Kelly was bad, but wasn't nobody fuckin with Lisa Turtle, believe that!

link via KevinNottingham


Joe Scudda - Kelly In My Camaro

Monday, November 29, 2010

Single: Rock - Monsta Salutation (freestyle)

Week 7 of Monsta Mondays has commenced....

This Monday Rock slaps us with a pretty apt freestyle over a dipset standard...enjoy, I don't put up many freestyles anymore, but this was indeed worthy.

link via NahRight


Rock - Monsta Salutation (freestyle)

Video: Kno - La Petite Mort (Come Die With Me)

Kno of Cuninlynguists drops a stunning black and white visual for his new vid, "La Petite Mort".

I enjoy the seriousness and almost depressed mood here...we need a lot more of this weighty type of stuff from emcees today. Really dope tune overall...do remember, if you haven't copped Kno's latest and debut LP "Death Is Silent".


News/Video: Warren G Asks For Help Regarding Nate Dogg's Health

As I reported back in September, Nate Dogg has not been doing very well at all in the aftermath of having 2 strokes...Here, his good friend Warren G lets us know that he may even very well be struggling a good deal financially and that in the near future a website will be made for people to make donations to help Nate catch up on some bills as well as pay for some of his therapy.

Best wishes go out to Nate in his recovery...expect that link to that donation site soon, via email blast.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Statik Selektah & Termanology - 1982 The EP

Previously only available when you purchased their new album "1982", now the exclusive EP that Boston reppers Statik Selektah and Termanology put out is available to the rest of you silly few that didn't cop their debut collab record.

The 9 track EP contains features from names like Chace Infinite of Self Scientific, Reks, Kali and from Ghetto and Ea$y Money of ST. The Squad fame.

Considering that the actual album was pretty strong I think this right here has a good chance to be worthwhile...at the end of the day Statik and Term have a chemistry that reaches back to when they were both in high school...that almost always yields good music for them.


Statik Selektah & Termanology - 1982 The EP

Video Interview: AZ For Mikey T The Moviestar

AZ drops a pretty candid interview and after he discusses a bit about his new re-release of  the 15th Anniversary edition of "Doe Or Die" and his upcoming "Doe Or Die II" record  he delves into some new and somewhat saddening news about his prospects of retiring.

I believe Sosa 100% when he says he's about to 'wrap it up'...If anyone can say he did what he had and needed to do it's him...definitely.


DJ Nu-Mark - Take Me With You

L.A. Deejaying staple DJ Nu-Mark provides us all with an aural excursion in his latest mix, "Take Me With You".

Billed as the perfect mix to have on hand on your next tropical vacation Nu-Mark aims to point out the bonds that are shared between various genres....

I was inspired to make a mix that captures funk inspired rhythms from music I’ve collected on my tours/travels around the world. The goal of this mix is to show the rhythmic similarities between Samba, Cumbia, Calypso, Rhumba, Afro-Beat and Balkan Beats in well blended mix. -DJ Nu-Mark
I  will wholeheartedly co-sign the overall illness of this mix...Nu splashes together so many different things and ties them all together rhythmically... brilliant! 

link via GrandGood


DJ Nu-Mark - Take Me With You

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Single: Stik Figa & Oddisee - From The Top

Topeka, KS-based emcee Stik Figa links up with the pride of the DMV in Oddisee for a great new track, titled "From The Top".

Over a somber piano loop and with resounding horns that crash in these two kill this as beautifully as any two emcees could. Hand that co-production credit to Oddisee who along with Dunc of DTMD has ownership of the production credits here.

If you like this joint's direction than do check out the recently released Mello Music Group compilation record "Helpless Dreamer" and just overall check for any and everything that Mello Music Group puts out...I've yet to be disappointed by the Arizona based label...they've got nuthin' but real artists in their stable and are one of the last hopes for true Hip-Hop...


 Stik Figa & Oddisee - From The Top

Crown Royale (Buff1 & Rhettmatic) - A (2)Dope EP

I'm still hella excited for this record and we're inching closer and closer to it's release. A fitting appetizer before we get the full course is Crown Royale's (Buff1 & DJ Rhettmatic) new EP that 2Dopeboyz is putting out...

4 tracks, all of em' bangers....Ya'll best be ready for Crown Royale got damnit...New, debut and self-titled album drops on Dec. 7th on A Side Worldwide/Fat Beats records...In case you missed it, you can peep the video for "We Gotcha" here.


Crown Royale (Buff1 & Rhettmatic) - A (2)Dope EP

Video: Blu - GNG BNG

Creative, manic new video from the people's champ out west...Blu

This joint is absolutely nuts....hats off to Flying Lotus for producing it...so many textures and moods in one song...man...this joint is on some whole other shit, right down to the animation, which BTW in case your wondering was done by a cat that goes by the name 'ruffrugged&rowdy'.

Apparently "GNG BNG" is scheduled to be on Blu's new album "No York" (LOL, if he really titles it that shit I'mma die) that's supposed to drop sometime next year.


Single: The Left ft. Hassaan Mackey - How We Live

If you've yet to go out and purchase The Left's new album "Gas Mask", you need to do so ASAP...

Here is one of the MANY bangers contained on said album, that features Rochester, NY emcee Hassaan Mackey going in alongside Journalist 103, over a great Apollo Brown beat construction and DJ Soko cuts.


The Left ft. Hassaan Mackey - How We Live

Video: Homeboy Sandman - Strange Planet

One of the game's most stunning new lyricist's and performer's drops another video....

"Strange Planet" is one of thee main reasons why "The Good Sun" was so insanely good. here Homeboy Sandman flexes his sheer gift for rhyming as he layers and layers his lines to perfection...Oh yeah, the video is pretty dope too, lol...

He's already released vids for "The Essence" "Calm Tornado" and "The Carpenter" and this joint nicely rounds out the visual efforts put forth for "The Good Sun"; an album that I firmly think is one of the best of 2010 and which is also available now!


Single: The Rza - You Don't Owe Me

Make way for ya latest Wu Wednesday Thursday offering...

The Rza hits us off with a nicely executed new joint that samples a record my moms used to bump in the ride in Ms. Lesley Gore's "You Don't Own Me"...

Here's how The Abbot describes this joint's inspiration:



The Rza - You Don't Owe Me

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Video: People Under The Stairs - Beer

Besides the fact that PUTS is one of the most talented, creative and outright dope tandems out there doin it, their new video "Beer" is cool for the fact that they filmed it in Fort Collins and Boulder...That's northern Colorado for all ya'll that aren't familiar with the rocky mountain region.

Indeed this joint was shot around the corner from the Fox Theater in Boulder and at the Odell Brewing company  in Fort Collins...Pure fun as usual, Thes One and Double K get the party rolling as they craft an apt ode to all types of that wonderful concoction known the world over as Beer...

Directed by Matt Hobbs, who does a great job....Off PUTS' new album "Carried Away" which is available now...

P.S. If you like what you see and wanna party with Thes and Double K, text "PUTS" to 46786 to join the secret house party list...


Video Interview: Pete Rock For AllHipHop Radio

Getting up with AllHipHop to talk a lil' bit about the hub bub surrounding this and how he'd like the remix to feature Common and Ghostdeini...Yeah, I'd be down with that indeed! Even if I am partially disgusted that some of these posers AKA Kanye fans are going to try and start jockin Pete Rock's shit now just b/c that weirdo grabbed a beat off him I'm kinda psyched to see some of these 17 yr olds gettin into PR...Ya'll shoulda BEEN been up on Pete man, but it is what it is I guess....

Also: Pete talks a lil' bit about his new album with Smif-N-Wessun.


Video: J-Love ft. Meyhem Lauren - Contraband

Get ready for plenty of visuals of vintage Lo' gear, J-Love got a new joint out!

Teaming up with Meyhem Lauren who handles the hook here, the Queens Mixtape DJ and more recently emcee, hits us upside our heads with a hardcore gem. As always no punches are pulled...lol, the boldest line had to be the "fuck the IRS" one...I'm not even brave enough to say some shit like that on record...

Nuff respect to J-Love for continuing to put it down...it's off his upcoming solo debut record "Egotistical Maniac", dropping early 2011.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Reks - In Between The Lines Vol. 2

As promised, today we get the brand new and 2nd installment of longtime Boston underground stalwart Reks'   "In Between The Lines" mixtape series.

This joint is filled to the brim with collab's and righteous production...Look for assists from his usual Beantown  brethren like Slaine, Jaysaun and Termanology as well as some production looks from Rain, Statik Selektah, MoSS and Oh No.

Nuthin' but blistering bars and real spit on this...plenty worthy...a sure fire candidate for the best mixtape of the entire year.

link via Refined Hype


Reks - In Between The Lines Vol.2

Cover Art: Ghostface Killah - Apollo Kids

Yeah, I can deal with this....

I had the good fortune of seeing Ghostface a couple weeks ago live, and it was an all out treat...He actually performed a couple of songs off this joint and all I can is so far, so good....

"Apollo Kids" is scheduled to feature The Gza, Killah Priest, Joell Ortiz, Cappadonna, Black Thought, U-God, Redman and Raekwon among others.

This shit drops a day after my birthday Dec. 14th...


Single: Big Shug - Sucka MC's 2010

Ha! One of Gangstarr Foundation's most fearsome emcee's gets down for the 2010 crown and doles out a lesson in lyrical gymnastics.

While I'm quite tired of cats acting like they too cool for Twitter ("I don't chitter chartter on Twitter") I can't deny this joint's overall niceness....Big Shug reps well as always..Boston stand up!


Big Shug - Sucka MC's 2010

DJ Muggs X Bambu - The Los Angeles Philippines Mixtape

As if we weren't already indebted enough to Muggs for blessing us with the illest collab record of the year in "Kill Devil Hills", he goes ahead and drops a crazy ass Mixtape collab on our heads...

Getting up with perhaps the greatest Pinoy emcee of all time in Bambu, these two purely Boom Bap and real talk oriented artists team up for 12 tracks of dope shit...plain and simple. You know what to expect from Muggs' end in terms of blisteringly good beat work, and you all should be familiar with Bambu's heady and relatable lyrics...Get ready to hit up "Los Angeles Philippines".


DJ Muggs X Bambu - The Los Angeles Philippines Mixtape (Unmixed version)

DJ Muggs X Bambu - The Los Angeles Philippines Mixtape (Mixed version)

Single: Jean Grae ft. Mela Machinko - The Bridge (prod. by RJD2)

Gettin some new Jean Grae is definitely the right way to jump off the week....

Over a wonderful sound bed provided by serial dope instrumentalist RJD2, Jean once again takes us on a journey through something wholly close to her...Brooklyn songstress Mela Machinko adds the sultry vocals and viola! We got the joint that most true heads will bump incessantly until Jean finally drops her new album "Cake Or Death" next year....

Link via XclusivesZone


Jean Grae ft. Mela Machinko - The Bridge (prod, by RJD2)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Single: Wais P - You See It (prod. by DJ Premier)

This ode to the 2nd oldest (the first being actually prostituting) profession of all time is provided to us by one half  of the former Rocafella tandem Da Ranjahs, Wais P.

Wais got a lil' scarce on us in recent years, but apparently he's prepping a new project hilariously titled "Pimpin Saved My Life"...Too Short is definitely somewhere smiling at that....Don't hat the player, hate this damn game, lol....Also hate the fact Wais scored an absolutely filthy Primo beat...

link via Nahright.com


Wais P - You See It (prod. by DJ Premier)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sene & J57 - Eye Don't Dream...But I Do EP

Thanks to Okayplayer.com and the efforts of one of the nicest new underground cats outta NYC and one of BBAS's nicest in-house producer's we're getting a new 5 track EP...

As always Sene provides some heady lines that marry perfectly with J57's above board production...

Get ready, this is only the warm-up to these two's upcoming full length album, due out sometime in 2011...


Sene & J57 - Eye Don't Dream...But I Do EP

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Kid Daytona - The Interlude LP

I know a lot of times on PHH I tend to keep things pretty underground and/or hardcore in terms of the type of Hip-Hop I pump into the ceaseless stream of internet media, but every now and again I loosen my standards and post a project that is a lil' more broad in it's appeal...I give ya'll The Interlude LP...

Okay, so The Kid Daytona probably registers a good bit in the hardcore area and some of these features will appeal to underground heads (9th Wonder, Aloe Blacc) and all of that is a good thing. With that said, I think that this tape definitely tries to split those hairs of underground, mainstream, hardcore, lyrical, etc., etc.,...

It's a diverse listen in spots...One thing i really dug was how Daytona paid homage to a lot of 90's lore by taking some of our most beloved interludes and beat outros and gettin' em' re-flipped and then rhyming over em'...MAD inventive.

All thanks due to LRG for puttin this out.


The Kid Daytona - The Interlude LP

Video: Magestik Legend - "The Great Escape" Album Trailer

Get up with De Twah's best kept secret, Magestik Legend, as he gives you a video snapshot of what to expect from his newest release "The Great Escape".

Magestik hits you in the dome with a few acapella freestyle verses and informs you about what you should know about his former releases and what be next. If your wise you'll take heed, I personally made Magestik my no. 1 overall draft pick for the best new Hip-Hop prospect out there...as of yet he hasn't made me regret that endorsement..

Look for his "The Great Escape" on November 30th...


Friday, November 19, 2010

Single: Roc Marciano - Scarface N*gga

When I first heard that Roc Marciano's virtuoso of a hardcore opus "Marcburg" was going to be revamped and re-mixed and re-titled "Reloaded" I was sincerely giddy...I'm even more anxious and excited today as we get one of the first leaks off said project....

"Scarface N*gga" is a brutally titled and even more bruising exercise in what used to be so great about the criminology-inspired NYC rap landscape...Dead pan, unapologetic and glaringly aggressive, this is that shit that sends me right back to the mid 90's when acts like Mobb Deep and Wu-Tang were running this rap shit.


Roc Marciano - Scarface N*gga

Video: Gangrene (The Alchemist + Oh No) - Take Drugs

Who's in the mood for some pizza boy torture scenes??!

I knew you would be....

Hilariously bizarre and clever new video for Gangrene's (Alchemist and Oh No) "Take Drugs" track, off their brand new album "Gutter Water". Director Jason Goldwatch adds another run away gem is his ever growing catalog of dope work...The ending to this piece is must see, lol...

Remember kids, don't do drugs, lol...


News: Eyedea's Death Ruled Accidental Overdose

Michael "Eyedea" Larsen's death has been officially ruled and accidental overdose by medical officials involved with his case. Chief investigator Don Gorrie informed this news to the St. Paul Pioneer Press earlier today and also stated that the specific drugs that caused the overdose wouldn't be disclosed to the public.

The 28 yr. old Minneapolis rapper and staple in the underground, indie scene had passed away back in October during his sleep.


Single: Phonte - Beast (Live freestyle)

Tigallo hits us with a brand new, absolutely fresh freestyle over  bubbly jazz set...

The greatest thing about this is that Phonte, I believe, is actually freestyling in every sense of the word here and in doing so he flexes just how immeasurably talented he is...oh and it's a live recording...dope!

Been too long since Hip-Hop cats fully embraced their jazz roots man...we need more ish' like this...

In case your wondering, this is the binus cut off the immensely dope The Beast and Nneena Freelon's "Freedom Suite", which is available now...


Phonte - The Beast (Live freestyle)

Emilio Rojas - Life Without Shame

Emilio Rojas hits the rap landscape with his latest and greatest....

Aided by Green Lantern at the helm, Rojas drops "Life Without Shame"; a 14 track melding of new works from the wordy upstate New York emcee....

I was a lot more enthusiastic about Emilio back when he was going by 'Raks One' and was keeping shit a lil' more true to real Hip-Hop, but I'm anxious to hear what he's been working on in wake of his last mixtape which I didn't dig much at all...I see some suspect features on this release (B.o.B? Ashanti?...) but I'mma dive in anyway...besides I see some pretty worthy production features too...

Link via 2dopeboyz.com


Emilio Rojas - Life Without Shame

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Malcolm And Martin Were...Criminal Minded Presented by DJ Revolution

DJ Revolution's latest protege's Malcolm and Martin AKA Styliztik Jones and KB Imean are two intelligent brothas with plenty to inform you about...This isn't their first project, and if you've yet to hear their Movement Music Mixtape, please make that happen...

The rest of you, dig into ya latest offering of conscious, hardcore Hip-Hop, aided with a touch of Rev's precision DJ skills....


Singles: Evidence ft. Murs - OuttaMyMind (prod. by DJ Khalil)

Two of L.A.'s most stalwart underground hero's combine for a new freestyle banger that some of you will remember as a frequently passed around instrumental of DJ Khalil's...

"OuttaMyMind" is slappin', meanwhile Ev and Murs display fully why they're some of the best in LaLa land when it comes to this rap shit...

link via Nahright


Evidence ft. Murs - OuttaMyMind (prod. by DJ Khalil)

Video Interviews: Nas For XXL.com

Well, Esco definitely has been in some sorted limbo lately...He's seen his "Lost Tapes 2" album stalled, had to deal with a disgruntled ex-wife and hasn't really been feeling his label home of Def Jam...XXL.com had to catch up with the QB poet and get his take on what's been happenin' with him this past weekend in NYC...


Monday, November 15, 2010

Video: Psalm One ft. Del The Funkee Homosapien - Ginsu Knives

Newest release from the uber popular Rhymesayers femcee Psalm One's "Woman At Work" series...

Here we get a new joint as well as a dope video from Psalm that is chalk full of random flicks of her on tour, at radio stations, in the booth, running thru the airport and so much more...lol...I think she went from Oakland to NYC right?

I liked this...it was intimate and it paired Psalm with Del The Funkee Homosapien, a combination that worked out well I thought...


Video: The Foreign Exchange - Maybe She'll Dream Of Me

First official vid from Phonte and Nicolay  AKA The Foreign Exchange, off their 3rd LP "Authenticity".

This joint is very well done/shot and as always Phonte's vocals are startlingly good...man has a wealth of talent. I still think I'm a fan of Phontigallo the emcee more so than Percy Miracles Phonte Coleman the singer (as evidenced by that verse he spits on here), but I'll also be the first to admit that I picked up "Authenticity" the day it dropped...

"Maybe She'll Dream Of Me" was directed by Matt Koza.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Video: Scheme - Maintain

Sometimes we all go through rough impasses..only thing you can do is Maintain...

For his latest vid, Chi-Town emcee Scheme brings forth a captivating and real video for us...Imagery is all too familiar for me (cept' I drink Henn and don't own a firearm) and I feel what Scheme was trying to relay here...

It's off his new re-release "Same Rebel, New Cause (Deluxe Edition)"...peep that out, it's a free download.


Video: Toki Wright - A Different Mirror

When Rhymesayers label member and all around righteous brother Toki Wright dropped his debut solo effort "A Different Mirror" last year, I was hailing it as a great record early on. The man brings about consciousness in a true revolutionary fashion and in the past year has added a bunch of even further in-depth work to his new resume.

It's only just recently that Toki released the title track video for his stellar debut and I gotta say it's one of the more headier efforts I've seen this year...Here's the official description:

The music video for the title track from my album "A Different Mirror" is an analysis of the power dynamic in the United States. Throughout generations since the onset of the Transatlantic Slave Trade men and women have been forced into a cycle of poverty, abuse, and systemic dependency. A mirror will expose whatever images are put in its path. It is my hope that this video exposes the story of another America, its vicious cycles, and helps to break them down in the name of progress and understanding.
The imagery is right on time and very well done...hats off to director Andrew Melby....


Single: Rapsody - U Sparklin (prod. by 9th Wonder)

While I found 9th's most recent "Opus" to be more than a lil' disappointing I will say that there were some loose parts to it that were very encouraging...One of the biggest bright spots being femcee Rapsody who was featured on the album and owned her guest duty.

The sultry voiced, Kooley High member is a reflective new face that is truly gifted and has a way of relating things that appeals to me in not only a highly intellectual way, but also a sensuous manner as well. In other words she's dope.

She's got a Fre(EP) droppin on the 7th of December ("Return Of The B-Girl") that i'll be scooping up, here's ya first dose...

link via UndergroundCharizma.com


Rapsody - U Sparklin (prod. by 9th Wonder)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

R.I.P. Old Dirty Bastard

(November 15, 1968 – November 13, 2004)

Dirt McGirt, Big Baby Jesus, Osirus, Russell Jones--whatever you knew him as, you knew him as the cat who's style had no father...The Wu was never the same....Rest in power....


Friday, November 12, 2010

Mick Boogie - 93' Til' Infinity Mix

Yo, as a kid there was no other game besides those Early Madden's and NBA Live's that I played more and had more great memories of whoopin' my boys asses in than NBA Jam...

I'm sure some of you regular PHHer's that double as gamers (you guys exist right?) might of heard that the classic Sega, SNES and arcade cult classic will be returning soon exclusively on the Wii system....In honor of this momentous occasion, Mick Boogie has thrown together an excellent mix of  early 90's remixes that basically will transport yu back to those glory days of wrecking shop and shattering backboards with ya fav. 2-man squad (mine was Zo and LJ)...

All ya fav. 90's remixes make an appearance here; from "Mic Checka", "Ego Trippin'", "T.R.O.Y.", "Next Level", "The Jam" and "Nappy Heads" and many, many others....


Mick Boogie - 93' Til' Infinity

News: Jay Electronica Signs To Rocnation

Well, hopefully this helps this man get his record out there....

As witnessed and announced earlier tonight at one of Jigga's "Secret Shows" (whatever the fuck that's supposed to be) at The Box, Jay Electronica, the man that has owned a solid buzz in the underground and hipster realms of the Hip-Hop netherworld's is in fact now the latest signee to Jay-Z's Rocnation label.

All things considered, I'm happy for Jay...if you wanna peep the actual vid of Jay making the announcement swing through here.

Rumor is he's already recorded a couple of new songs...

info via DDotomen.com, who 1st broke this news....


Video: Action Bronson - Shiraz

LMAO!!! Yoooo, this joint is hands down one of, if not thee funniest I've seen come outta NYC all year...and the best part? It's that realistic, fall out your chair laughing uncontrollably typa funny, not that manufactured, smart ass, snarky typa funny that only makes you crack half a grin...

If your scratching ya head wondering where you've heard the name Action Bronson before, in all likelihood you encountered him messin with J-Love's Outdoorsmen collective....

This is ill and it's off Bronson's upcoming "Dr. Lector Jr." album...get ready for that, it's coming soon!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Single: Copywrite - Serotonin (prod. by Josh Gabriel)

Hmmmm, for me the verdict is still out on this one..which is kinda crazy considering I've liked all the other leaks off of Copy's upcoming new album "The Life And Times Of Peter Nelson"...

"Serotonin" is moody, brooding and unlike real 'serotonin', it doesn't much contribute to my feelings of well being or have to do with my digestive tract. Production on this was a pretty high point, and that was handled by Josh Gabriel, formerly of Gabriel And Dresden...

link via DoneWaiting

Copywrite - Serotonin (prod. by Josh Gabriel)

Video: Gasface Media Presents New York Minute Episode 4: Night Nurse W/ G. Dep

This is such a well done and captivating video/mini documentary from Media Gasface/NYM.....

G. Dep was at one point in the late 90's and early 2K's a man that was on the rise...He had signed to a re surging Bad Boy Records and had a few hits in the process leading up to and during the release of his debut album "Child Of The Ghetto". The album itself  was critically praised pretty widely, but failed to sell in a mirror fashion...Dep was soon released from his contract with Bad Boy and that pretty much set off a series of events that would find him toiling and suffering setback after setback....

Dep ended up doing a stint in Rikers Island and is still somewhat languishing in the bowels of the NYC streets after his release, but he was good enough to take some of his time and discuss his meteoric rise and fall in the game here. He goes through how he and Puff first linked (Puff came thru to Dep's projects in a Bentley) his incarceration and how he felt let down by Puff's business end of dealing with him.


Single: Consequence - Bearer Of Bad News (prod. by J Dilla)

Dexter Mills Consequence has a new banger for us and while I'd be the first to admit that I really don't much check for his music, the fact that "Bearer Of Bad News" boasts one of Dilla's finer productions was enough to reel me in...

Cons' "Movies In Demand II" comin' soon...

link via Onsmash.com

Consequence - Bearer Of Bad News (prod. by J Dilla)

Single: Masta Killa - Brain

This right here is tuff man...sounds like it's right outta the late 90's, when the Wu was still droppin a lot of quality stuff....

Masta Killa lets loose "Brain"; an unreleased joint that is supposed to appear on his upcoming new album "The Next Chamber", due out soon (Nov. 16th) on Nature Sounds Records.


Masta Killa - Brain

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Scheme - Same Rebel, New Cause (Deluxe Edition)

Chicago emcee Scheme has obliged us kindly in re-releasing his "Same Rebel, New Cause" mix, this time in Deluxe edition format...

He keeps it highly Chi-Town once again and you'll find a host of windy city names guest featuring on this version including Mikkey Halsted, Astonish and a new favorite of mine, Add-2...

I know this man Scheme is letting this go for free, but if you like what ya hear and like myself really admire that great artwork job, swing by iTunes and purchase this joint...

link via GoWhereHip-Hop


Scheme - Same Rebel, New Cause (Deluxe Edition)