Thursday 31 July 2008
Yep, Week #27's mix is finally here!
This week, I decided to throw together a small selection of Hip Hop/R&B bangers, add some more blends, along with some scratching, juggling, and all that turntablist stuff....
01. Swizz Beatz - It's Me Bitches
02. 50 Cent - I Get Money
03. David Banner - Play
04. Ne-Yo - So Sick (DJ Cable Blend)
05. Snoop Dogg Feat. Pharrell - Drop It Like It's Hot
06. Busta Rhymes - Woo Hah! (DJ Cable Blend)
07. Fantasia Feat. Polow Da Don & Young Jeezzy - When I See You (remix)
08. Nicole Scherzinger Feat. T.I. - Whatever U Like
Remember, if you've missed out on any of the previous Weekly Mixes, you can grab them all here.
Wednesday 30 July 2008
Tuesday 29 July 2008
Izza Kizza is the newest artist signed to Timabland's Mosley Music Group. By now, you've probably heard the rather catchy "Walk The Dog" (Feat. Missy Elliott), which has been making a fair bit of noise on the internet.
Here's his latest mixtape, mixed by Nick Catchdubs from Fools Gold.
02. Flippin' In The Rizzide
03. I'm The Izza Kizza
04. Millionaire (Preview)
05. Walk The Dog ft. Missy Elliot
07. Timbo Freestyle
08. Tell 'Em What My Name Iz
09. Red Wine
10. Here I Izz
11. Ooh La La (Preview)
12. Living My Dreams (Preview)
13. Don't Stop Go!
14. They're Everywhere
16. Me & Keesha (Boy Meets Girl)
20. Georgie Porgie (Bonus)
Monday 28 July 2008
With the Re-Up Gang album due out on 5th August, Eskay over at Nah Right has linked up with The Clipse to put together a little contest for all of you aspiring beatsmiths out there.
All you need to do is follow the five simple steps:
Step 1. Join this group
Step 2. Download the Acapellas by clicking this link
Step 3. Go Nuts. Remix the Re-Up.
Step 4. Upload your remix to this page
Step 5. Win fits from The Clipse new clothing line Play Cloths. Not even in stores yet!
BONUS! DJ Envy Interviews The Re-Up Gang:
Some freestyle action towards the end too....
It's finally here....
01. And Starring…
02. Still Spittin’
03. DTP Magic (Feat. Willy Northpole)
04. Get Up Get Out (Feat. Block Xchange)
05. So Thoro
06. The Vocalizer
07. Bigg Ass House
08. 2 Kings (Feat. I-20)
09. Politics As Usual
10. Look What I Got (Feat. Playaz Circle)
11. Pinky Shinin’ (Feat. Small World)
12. Sho’Nuff Revisited (Feat. Lil Fate)
13. Ordinary Negroes
14. Busta Rhymes - Throw It Up (Feat. Lil Wayne & Ludacris)
15. LA The DarkMan - Coogi Down (Feat. Willie The Kid)
16. I’m A Dog (Feat. Playaz Circle)
17. Smokin Big Kill (Feat. Shawnna)
18. Stay Together
19. We Ain’t Worried Bout You
20. Roll The Credits
21. Been Puttin On / Secret Song
Sunday 27 July 2008
With all the media hype surrounding Nike Hyperdunk 2015 (I NEED these in my life!), a number of movie props from cult 80's movie "Back To The Future Part II" have made their way onto eBay.
First up, a fully working prop of the Nike Mag - the fictional sneaker worn by Marty McFly, which inspired the Hypderdunk 2015 colourway and has also been subject to many fans demanding a full release. The shoe sold for $5,300 USD.
The more collectable prop, however is the Mattel Hover Board. Unlike other props made of styrofoam which haven't held up well due to the fragile material and thrashing they got on set, this Hover Board is made of wood and metal, complete with a texturized paint job.
For a starting bid of $30,000 USD, you'd be expecting that board to actually hover....
I might actually spend the whole of tomorrow watching the entire trilogy.
Saturday 26 July 2008
Medicom Toy's latest collaboration, with label realmadHECTIC.
Orange/red gradient colour block, with the company logos on both sides of the Bearbrick. No official word on a release date, but bound to be a highly sought-after piece. Watch this space for more info....
RZA stopped by DJ MK's show last Thursday, where he talked about his new album, U-God suing the Wu tang music group, and also the Wu getting jerked by the promoters of their London show last Wednesday!
Friday 25 July 2008
Jaguar Skills is dope. For those not in the know, he does a weekly mix on Trevor Nelson's show on BBC Radio Radio 1 every Saturday. His mixtape/production game is pretty next level - Dude's been making some big moves as well, from DJ-ing at Jade Jagger's party, to Radio 1's Big Weekender and more....
Anyhow, he's been nominated for Best Hip Hop DJ at the annual DJ Awards....
All you need to do is go to the site here, and vote for the man....
My inbox got blessed with this new joint from Kulez. For those who don't know, he's made a reputable name for himself on the battle circuit, having been the UK entrant for the 2006 Scribble Jam. He's also a previous Jump Off champ too.
Produced by Nutty P, this track is large. Available from iTunes on August 25th...Make sure you cop it!
BONUS! Be sure to cop his mixtape "On Da Stand Vol 1" here, hosted by DJ Ames.
Nike SB releases another Dunk Mid for August, in a grey, black, and bright blue colourway. Nice and bright, but not too loud. Similar to the "Send Help Dunk Hi", but worth copping.
Nice to finally see Nike back on the ball with some decent SB releases!
Thursday 24 July 2008
AC is the latest MC to jump on the instrumental of Mickey Factz' joint "Incredible". Dude kicks a solid freestyle for sure....
Cop AC's version here.
Well worth checking out....
BONUS! Be sure check out the other following freestyles too:
Naledge - Incredible Freestyle
Skyzoo - Incredible Freestyle
Theophilus London - Incredible Freestyle
I know it's a bit late, but I'm back with another mix....
This week, I threw together a lil' mixture of Baltimore Club music, some Electro from those Daft Punk chaps, some Outkast, and something from Chromeo. This week also marks the fact that I'm halfway through my mission of doing weekly mixes for the whole of 2008! Dedication or what?!
Admittedly, I should be on #29 by now, but as I started partway through January (I'm lazy, I know!), I'll be posting up two in one week further down the line....
Anyhow, here' the link:
01. M.O.P. Feat. Busta Rhymes, Tephlon & Remy Ma - Ante Up (Remix)
02. M.O.P. - Ante Up (Tittsworth Remix)
03. Ludacris - Move Bitch (DJ Neoteric Remix)
04. Just Blaze - Friday Night (Titts Bonus Beats)
05. Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (Tittsworth Remix)
06. Daft Punk - Technologic
07. Outkast Feat. Sleepy Brown - The Way You Move
08. Chromeo - Opening Up
Missed out on any of the weekly mixes? Grab them all here.
BONUS! For any Chromeo fans in the UK, my boy Khal over at Rock The Dub has given you the chance to win some tickets to see them live in London next month. More details about the competition here. Good luck!
Wednesday 23 July 2008
Some new shots from the upcoming collabo between extra dope streetwear brand (and also my sponsor!) Triumvir & Capcom have been released.
For the upcoming Comic-Con and release of Street Fighter IV, a quickstrike pack was created based on the Shadaloo crime syndicate boss M. Bison/Vega (depending on your region). Two versions are available including Vega/Bison colours (red/royal blue/gold) which will be sold at Comic-Con as well as a Triumvir (black/white) version. Both styles include t-shirts and an Estate LA fitted with limited runs of 200 pieces for each.
I was a huge Street Fighter II fan as a kid....I need these in my life!
Tuesday 22 July 2008
Following on from the ALIFE x Nas collaboration, ALIFE are at it again.
Paying homage to A Tribe Called Quest by featuring Q-tip’s lyrics from the track "Excursions" on the front, the black and white tees carry ALIFE’s logo on the back as well as the name of Tribe’s classic song “Lyrics to Go”.
The tees have been released in conjunction with ATCQ's reformation and performance at the Rock The Bells Tour. Now we just need to wait for the new Q-Tip & Tribe LPs to drop!
From the upcoming Clipse/Re-Up Gang project, due out August 5th....
Is it me, or do the synths sound exactly the same as "I Like The Way She Do It" by G-Unit? I'm not complaining though, dope track....
BONUS! Here's the music video for "The Funeral"....You're not a proper Clipse fan if you don't know about this joint....
Still sounds fresh even after 9 years....
(Kardy x Clipse) + Sick Beat = Fire!
Seriously, "Not 4 Sale" is going to be one of the highlights of the year for Hip Hop.
Come to think of it, I'm actually looking forward to this (as well as Skillz' "Million Dollar Backpack") more than "Carter 3".
BONUS! For those who slept on the "Limited Time Only" mixtape, grab it here.
So the story goes that 'Fest left his iPod lying around (like you do) and someone swiped it, with what appears to be "El Che" in CDQ.
2 things: First up, leaving your iPod around for someone to snatch isn't a wise thing, but to have your to-be-released album on there? Surely that should have been kept well away from everyone and anyone?! Ahh well....
Anyways...Two cuts have already been posted up for grabs: Bring It Back & Real N***a Quotes (Prod. DJ Premier).
Get them quickly while they're still up!
Monday 21 July 2008
A more detailed look at the highly anticipated Nike Air Yeezy - a Black/Grey colorway sporting a leather and suede combination, which is believed to be just a sample.
Still no news on Nike regarding release dates, etc....Will we ever get our hand on them, or could it be just an exclusive thing for Mr. West himself, such as his custom Louis Vuitton backpack? I hope not.
New Lil Wayne for ya'll....
Well, when I say 'new', it seems to be an old freestyle ("Cry Out"), over an existing Streetrunners beat that Wayne's spat on before. Confusing, eh?
Worth checking out....
Sunday 20 July 2008
Saturday 19 July 2008
Friday 18 July 2008
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Wednesday 16 July 2008
Another week, yet another mix from moi! Sorry that it's dropped a little bit late, but seeing as the weather's been nice...I decided to venture out of my studio and actually sit outside in the sunshine for a bit....
So this week, I decided to throw together a load of bangers around the 80bpm mark, add another blend, and drop in a new(ish) track by Dizzee Rascal. The result was this:
01. Juelz Santana Feat. Cam'ron - Dipset (Santana's Town)
02. Three 6 Mafia - Who Gives A F**k Where You From
03. Lil Boosie Feat. Yung Joc - Zoom
04. 50 Cent - What Up Gangsta
05. The Diplomats - Dipset Anthem
06. DJ Cable - Dipset Rascal
07. Dem Franchize Boyz - I Think They Like Me
08. Grafh - Glow In The Dark
09. Dizzee Rascal - Driving With Nowhere To Go
You may remember that I posted up "Driving With Nowhere to Go" a couple of weeks back. Awesome track....Don't sleep!
Again, any comments/feedback? Get in touch
P.S. This week's Boombox pic comes in the form of a Touchscreen Boombox! You can read more about it here.
So it's dropped a couple of weeks late...My bad!
Anyhow, here's a mix of what I was feeling during the month of June....Plus some scratching/juggling/etc
01. Hello... (Intro)
02. Nas Feat. Keri Hilson
03. G-Unit - Rider Pt. 2
04. G-Unit - Southside
05. Crooked I - N.W.A. (New West Anthem)
06. A-Trak Feat. Lupe Fiasco - My Sneakers
07. Nas Feat. Busta Rhymes - Fried Chicken
08. Little Brother Feat. Skillz & Carlitta Durand - Life Of The Party
09. Lil Wayne - Whip It
10. David Banner Feat. Yung Joc & Chris Brown - Get Like Me
11. David Banner Feat. Lil Wayne - Shawty Say
12. G-Unit Feat. Movado - Let It Go
13. Ludacris - Big Ass House Freestyle
14. Doo Wop - Go DJ 2008
Nike are re-releasing another runner from their vaults - The Air Pegasus '89
Nice to see other models like this gettting a retro, rather than sticking with the Air Max 1, Air Max 90, or the rather horrible Air Max Lite.
Scheduled for a 2009 release.
Tuesday 15 July 2008
Oh my days, this is so dope!
AC hits us with a video for his Hip Hop version of Yael Naim’s "New Soul", the song they use in the Macbook Air commercials.
Great music video, directed by Steven Tapia. Some lovely little touches in the editing throughout this too...
BONUS! Grab the MP3 here if you've slept on it (like myself!)
Production's hot, but I'd rather hear someone like Kardinal Offishall spit on this. Especially since he can murk it when he spits double time.
I also gotta LOL @ Semtex's comments about the 'Teapot" line....so true!
Dope new mixtape from Germany's DJ Noize (The mixtape DJ, not the 1996 DMC World Champion). Hosted by Gorilla Zoe, and 40 tracks deep, it's definitely worth copping.
01. Gorilla Zoe - Intro
02. Gorilla Zoe ft Young Jeezy, Big Boi and Rick Ross - Hood Nigga (Remix)
03. Webbie ft Gorilla Zoe - Independent (Remix)
04. Yung Joc - Independent Freestyle
05. Gorilla Zoe ft Big Gee - Tryna Make A Jug
06. Gorilla Zoe ft Yung Joc - Take Your Shoes Off
07. Roccett checkin' in
08. Roccett ft Gorilla Zoe - G Move
09. Gorilla Zoe - I'm Dumb
10. Boyz N Da Hood - Everybody Know Me
11. Lil Wayne ft T-Pain and Yung Joc - Got Money (Remix)
12. Gorilla Zoe - Zoe
13. JC ft Rick Ross - Tic Toc
14. Gorilla Zoe - Paper
15. Big Gee - We Gangsta
16. Gorilla Zoe ft T-Pain - Cyclone (Remix)
17. Boyz N Da Hood ft Yung Joc - We Ready
18. JC checkin' in
19. JC ft Gorilla Zoe - Nobody Gotta Know
20. Al Fatz ft Yung Joc and Gorilla Zoe - Came Down (Remix)
21. Yung Joc ft Gorilla Zoe - Coffee Shop
22. Yung Joc checkin' in
23. Yung Joc - Pak Man
24. Gorilla Zoe - Pole
25. Hot Stylz ft Yung Joc and R. Kelly - Lookin Boy (Remix)
26. Luney Tunez N Yo Area checkin' in
27. Lil Wayne ft Gorilla Zoe - Lollipop (Remix)
28. Gorilla Zoe ft Gucci Mane - Waddle
29. T.I. ft Yung Joc - No Matter What (Remix)
30. Gorilla Zoe ft Yung Joc - Juice Box
31. Yung Joc - Boo Koo
32. Yung Joc ft Gorilla Zoe - Bottle Poppin
33. Shawty Lo ft Gorilla Zoe - They Know (Remix)
34. Yung Joc ft Traeyon - Gigolo
35. Gorilla Zoe - Doeboy
36. Gorilla Zoe ft Sean Kingston - On The Corner
37. Young Wine ft Gorilla Zoe - Get Off Me
38. Soulja Boy ft Yung Joc - Donk (Remix)
39. Gorilla Zoe - Outro
40. Gorilla Zoe - Hood Nigga (KD-Supier Remix)
Monday 14 July 2008
ALIFE has collaborated with Mr. Jones to produce this rather dope t-shirt & lighter set, which is set to drop this Tuesday (15th July), alongside his new album.
Only 100 packs of these have been made, and will sold exclusively at ALIFE NYC on the day the album is released. For more details, check out the ALIFE website.
Good luck grabbing them!
Us Brits only got BET on Sky Digital back in February, so I was happy to finally get 106 & Park over here, rather than Youtube it all the time.
This all went down last Friday. I guess the banter went too far....
Thursday 10 July 2008
So the kind folks at Okayplayer have posted up a preview of Skillz' new album "The Million Dollar Backpack", which is due for release on 22nd July.
I first got introduced to Skillz via the "Ghostwriter" joint he put out back in 2000 on Rawkus. Since then (and after going back and checking out "From Where???") he's grown to be one of my favourite rappers of all time. I'm really looking forward to checking out this album in full. For me, "Confessions of a Ghostwriter" wasn't the strongest of albums (most of it was made up of existing tracks from the unreleased "I Ain't Mad No More" LP from 2002), but from what I've heard on this preview, "The Million Dollar Backpack" looks like it could be a classic....maybe even a contender for the Hip hop album of '08 (sorry Weezy!).
Stream/Download the preview here.
01. Million Dollar Backpack (Intro)
02. Where I Been
03. Don’t Act Like You Don’t Know (Featuring Freeway)
04. So Far So Good (Featuring Common & Talib Kweli)
06. (For Real) He Don’t Own Me
07. My Phone
08. Yeah Ya Know It
09. Hold Tight (Featuring The Roots)
10. Crazy World
11. I’m Gon Make It
12. Be Alright
13. Hip Hop Died
14. Preaching To The Choir
Red Cafe's new mixtape. Packed full of heat, from the "Dolla Bill" Remix (the original version featured on the rather dope 'Co-Op' album with DJ Envy), to some sick freestyles over "A Milli" & "Roc Boyz".
Highly recommended - don't sleep!
Via Nah Right