Monday, June 30, 2008 | Posted in ,,,

The ARE MySpace Page

The ARE Bio:
From Houston, been making beats since 1991. First group was K-Otix from 1993-2004. Worked with Headkrack, Truth Enola, Dave of De La Soul, Zion I, Kay of the Foundation, Phife Dawg, MED, Lone Catalysts, Masta Ace, Punch & Wordsworth, Stricklin, Lords of the Underground, Lil’ Kim and Shareefa, to name a few.

Listen to track 5, "When You're Down"

1. Intro
2. Stories
3. Get Her
4. Keep Trying featuring D-Rose of The Foundation & Donwill of Tanya Morgan
5. When You're Down (Bad Boys) featuring Roc C
6. So Far featuring J “8 Months” Lewis
7. They Don't Want It
8. Walk On
9. I Want You Gone
10. Oh featuring Denis of Neon Collars
11. Outro

This is def worth checkin' out. The ARE digs through the Jackson 5 back catalogue and flips some sick samples for Oh No & Kay to spit over. The ARE was responsible for the beats with his first group, K-Otix with the classic 2001 album "Universal", don't sleep!
Just to let you know... J.J Brown did the same thing with Ludacris' acapellas from his last album, but this version pips that one!!


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Listen to track 2, "Darker Than Blue"

01. The Breaking Point (Prod. DC the MIDI Alien)
02. Darker Than Blue (Prod. DC the MIDI Alien)
03. Morning Paper (Headlines) (Prod. DC the MIDI Alien)
04. My Sweet Revenge (Prod. DC the MIDI Alien)
05. What Up B? (Prod. Statik Selektah)
06. One Night Stand (Prod. DC the MIDI Alien)
07. Another Day Ft. Apeshit & KC (Prod. DC the MIDI Alien)
08. Said & Done (Prod. DC the MIDI Alien)
09. Out of Sight, Out of Mind (Prod. DC the MIDI Alien & LB)
10. Sacrifice (Prod. DC the MIDI Alien & LB)
11. DC's "Do What You Gotta Do" (Interlude) (Prod. DC the MIDI Alien)
12. Starting Lineup Ft. Termanology & Statik Selektah (Prod. Statik Selektah)
13. C U Next Tuesday (Prod. DC the MIDI Alien)
14. Gone With The Wind (I'm Out) (Prod. DC the MIDI Alien)
15. Never Too Far (Prod. DC the MIDI Alien)

New Hampshire isn’t synonymous with hip hop music, but when Bugout and Doug York say they want to change that, it’s clear they’re serious. Together, the two lifelong friends make up the hip hop group Granite State. Be sure you don’t get it twisted though; this isn’t a pipe dream from some hack kids in the sticks....

Their critically acclaimed debut album, The Breaking Point, has turned the preconceived notion of what hip hop should sound like upside down. Blending together the edge of rock and 90’s boom bap, with an underlying essence of soul, Granite State has blurred the line between socially conscience and commercially entertaining. Granite State has chosen to blaze a new path and create their own lane. Their eclectic sound creates a new canvas they refer to as, “Nirvana The Game”, which means, “ strive to be original in a world of conformity.” Whether it’s getting personal on, "Said and Done", settling the score on, "My Sweet Revenge", or getting the party going with, "What Up B?!", the album represents an America rarely portrayed at all in today’s mainstream hip hop.

Backed by strong production from DC the MIDI Alien ( AZ, Army of the Pharoahs, 7L & Esoteric, Termanology), and Statik Selektah (AZ, Nas, KRS-One, Q-Tip, Royce the 5'9", Styles P, Jadakiss, Talib Kweli, Freeway) Granite State has exceeded the expectations of many, and associate their appeal to the void that needs to be filled within a dying culture.


Props to HHB
Monday, June 30, 2008 | Posted in ,

Fat Ray MySpace Page

Listen to track 7, "Get Focus" feat. Phat Kat & Elzhi"

01. Flawless 03:01
02. Lookout (feat. Nametag) 03:50
03. Bad Man (feat. Guilty Simpson & Scorpion) 04:16
04. Take Control (feat. AB) 03:21
05. Not U 03:20
06. When It Goes Down 02:31
07. Get Focus (feat. Phat Kat & Elzhi) 03:32
08. Nothing To Hide 02:59
09. Get Up (Bonus) 01:24
10. Ugly 02:51
11. Outro 01:22

I wasn't really feelin the "Caltroit" mixtape he did with Bishop Lamont but this is straight fire!!! The beats are sick on here and Fat Ray is a dope MC to. This is definitely up there with Black Milk's debut "Popular Demand" and the classic mixtape with Elzhi "Euro Pass"... don't sleep on any of these bangers!!!

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"I basically remixed the whole tape into 3 parts; one part is certin favorites from the original version like 'Cop & Go' and 'Never Sleep', another part is remixes of certin songs like 'Hold Tight,' 'Close Reach' and 'Bragging Rights,' and the last part is all new music like 'I Shine,' 'Raw Rap' and the single 'The Necessary Evils'. It's a dope revamp of what was already a really successful project," *Skyzoo

The project features new production from Needlz, M-Phazes, Bei Maejor, Black Milk, 9th Wonder and more.

1. Intro (Prod. By Eric G.)
2. I Shine (Prod. By M-Phazes)
3. Braggin Rights (Remix) (Prod. By Analogic)
4. The Necessary Evils (Prod. By Needlz)
5. Never Sleep (Prod. By Illmind)
6. Hold Tight (Remix) (Prod. By Black Milk)
7. The Paper (Prod. By Illmind)
8. All Over the World (Prod. By M-Phazes)
9. Close Reach (Remix) (Prod. by Bei Maejor)
10. BET Rap City - Spit Ya Game Interlude
11. Raw Rap 06 (Prod. By Young Cee)
12. Straighten it Out (Remix) (Prod. By Eric G.)
13. Cop & Go (Prod. By 9th Wonder)
14. Ghetto America (HHG Remix) (Prod. By Scervin Beats)
15. So Close (Prod. By 9th Wonder)
16. Outro


Peep the video for the new track "The Necessary Evils"

...and here's a classic track from the "Cloud 9" album he did with 9th Wonder back in '06!
"Way To Go"
Saturday, June 28, 2008 | Posted in ,,

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1. Yeah Yall introduction
2. Deep Breaths
3. All Love featuring Elias
4. Soph Sissy featuring Playdough
5. Grizzly featuring Aletta & Lindsay Orr
6. Bounce
7. Nobody Say featuring Raphi & Braille
8. One Time
9. Jive Turkey featuring Ohmega Watts
10. It’s Over
11. Together
12. Angel featuring Scribbling Idiots
13. Sonrise (Lord Fire)
14. Rags To Riches featuring Wonder Brown
15. Simply Ill featuring Klarity, Freddie Bruno & Sivion
16. It’s Now
17. Go Home (Remix)
*All beats produced by Vintage


This is an amazing album, from start to finsh! Theory is one of the best lyricists out right now and Vintage is a dope producer. This modern classic comes with a BONUS CD, only available when you buy (either CD or digital download) the album at Shere of Hip-Hop It's a 6 track banger, all produced by Vintage that's definite worth your money, show support and cop it now!!! Enjoy the exclusive download of the album! E-mail me if you'd like to cop the Bonus CD.
If I'm feeling generous, I might hook you up... so get at me!
Friday, June 27, 2008 | Posted in

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Listen to track 2, "We F'ed Up" feat. Frank-N-Dank (Prod. by Kanye West)

01. Diamonds (Prod. Nottz)
02. We F'ed Up (Feat. Frank-N-Dank) (Prod. Kanye West)
03. Fuck The Police (Prod. J Dilla)
04. Remember (Feat. Bilal) (Prod. Pete Rock)
05. Fight Club (Feat. Nottz & Boogieman) (Prod. Waajeed)
06. Creepin' On You (Prod. Hi-Tek)
07. Trucks
08. No One Knows (Prod. Supa Dave West)
09. Drive Me Wild (Prod. ?uestlove & Kareem Riggins)
10. Unknown Track (Prod. Bink Dawg)
11. Remember Remix (Feat. Bilal) (Prod. Pete Rock)

Please let me know if you have any problems with any of these links!


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Two of the biggest and most charismatic indie rappers are at it again. Slug & Murs return to pay homage to another "underground" actress in need of a little well deserved attention. This time they brought Atmosphere producer Ant along to create the musical bed for this fun filled soul/funk ride.

Listen to track 12, "Woman Tonight"

1. Reintroduciton
2. Employees Of The Year
3. Your Mans and Them
4. Lisa (Never Easty On My Nextel)
5. Morris Day
6. Dirty Girl
7. Early Mornin' Tony
8. Breaker Down Like a Shotgun
9. Marvin Gaye
10. Life Vegas
11. Bonet (Cement Angels)
12. Woman Tonight
13. Gangster Ass Anthony
14. The Biggest Lie
15. I Shot a Warhol

Do not let this album pass you by, Murs & Slug are legends in the underground hip hop scene and to have them both spittin on the same album with Ant on the boards, well... you can't go wrong can ya!!! Check out the classic tracks: Morris Day, Dirty Girl, Marvin Gaye & Woman Tonight!!


Felt - Early Mornin' Tony

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A Native of Alexandria, VA, Krohme became interested in music at an early age. From playing classical instruments to mixing records on his mother’s turntable, he developed an ear for music. Utilizing his own diverse musical interests, which included hip-hop, soul, rock, heavy metal and classical, he began sampling records to develop a unique musical library that he extended to local artists and, eventually, unsigned artists along the east coast.

It wasn’t until 2004 that Krohme began sending beat CDs off to record labels. Disappointed with a lack of response, he began reaching out to various artists and labels via the internet. He got in touch with GZA’s DJ and was able to get his music in the hands of the legendary MC as well as generate interest from other MC’s.

His first big break came when Hell Razah of Black Market Militia/Sunz of Man asked Krohme to produce a track for his upcoming solo album, working under a tight deadline. The resulting track was well-received and resulted in Hell-Razah requesting additional tracks.

Krohme started Godsendant Music in February 2005 and just released the first album through the label and his solo album, with guest appearances from Royce Da 5’9, MC Serch, Agallah, C-Rayz Walz, Hell-Razah, Chace Infinite, Triple Seis and more. The album has done well as an independent release selling 1000 copies in it’s first week.

He is currently working on releasing his South of Heaven album which will feature Ras Kass, Kool G Rap, Ill Bill, Chino XL, Agallah, C-Rayz Walz, Hell Razah, Cappadonna, Killah Priest and additional artists. He is also working on albums for the several artists under Godsendant Music.

Listen to track 8, "The Next Star"

01. The Opening feat. Farooq Ameen Al Said
02. Revolution Music
03. The Forsaken feat. Royce Da 5'9"
04. Cold Summers feat. Hell Razah
05. Real Talk
06. We Shall Overcome
07. I'm Gonna Win feat. Agallah & DV Alias Khryst
08. The Next Star
09. King feat. Smigg Dirtee & Divine Infinite
10. All Praises Due feat. C-Rayz Walz
11. Round Here feat. MC Serch
12. Run Them Thangs
13. A Better Future feat. Chace Infinite
14. These Final Hours feat. Judah Priest & Tripp Doogan
15. A Change Gonna Come
16. Come Together Now


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JbL is fast becoming a well known name on the underground scene, his production is becoming more and more sort after after working with some of the most respected artists in hip hop. With the Vinnie Paz hosted ‘Alien Warfare', JbL displays his vast awray of head nodding beats combined with some of the finest underground MC’s in the game today. Features Canibus, Apathy, Pumpkinhead, Reef The Lost Cauze, Planetary, Kev Turner and more.

Listen to track 4, "When You Need Me" feat. Apathy, Planetary & Vinnie Paz

1. Intro
2. Barbarians feat. Canibus, Juni Bonds & Pete Sakes
3. Get Down feat. Superstar, Rebel Agnostic, One Dae
4. When You Need Me feat. Apathy, Planetary & Vinnie Paz
5. To Be Free feat. Superstar, Juni Bonds & Columbo Black
6. Trendsettas feat. Faez One, Kev Turner & Reef The Lost Cauze
7. No Good feat. Juni Bonds & The Giantz
8. Ready For War feat. Nameless, DeathTrap, Juni Bonds, Superstar & Astro Jones
9. The Way It Is feat. Pumpkinhead & Damien Streets
10. Five feat. Juni Bonds, Hexsagon, Superstar, The Pro & James Ciphurphace
11. Hip Hop Infinity feat. Street Symphony
12. The Thangs You Do To Me feat. The Addictz In The Lab
13. Thick feat. Struggles
14. Where It's Not feat. Reef The Lost Cauze & Juni Bonds
15. Is This The Price (JbL Instrumental)
16. The End Of The World feat. Juni Bonds, Struggles & A-Yes
17. Raw Flexin feat. Juni Bonds, Superstar & Subcosuz
18. Crime Of Passion feat. Superstar
19. Escape From You feat. A-Yes
20. Today feat. Pete Sakes
21. The Chase feat. Street Symphony
22. Barbarian Outro

You gotta cop this album, JbL is sick with the beats and when you got people like Canibus, Reef The Lost Cauze & Apathy making contributions on the album then you know it's gonna be dope. He also produced the classic "Don't Cry" on the latest A.O.T.P. release "Ritual of Battle" JbL has a new album coming later this year called "Blood, Sweat & Tears" hosted by Jus Allah, don't sleep!!!

Friday, June 27, 2008 | Posted in ,

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Effect has been doing his thing for a while. From first picking up the mic at 8 to his first collaboration with Boston Music Award winner rapper/producer D-Tension on "They Want Real" at the age of 17 to releasing The Effect EP in 2005, Effect has been representing Boston in a big way. With the success of the single "Gotta Be Something" from The Effect, Effect dropped "F*ck Friends" on D-Tension's 2006 Contacts + Contracts Vol. 2 which became his first worldwide hit. Now, Effect is back with twenty tracks on Fine Tuned Tantrum which features production exclusively by D-Tension and appearances from Beantown's finest: Akrobatik, Termanology, Krumbsnatcha, and K-Soul (of Ill Natural). Stepping out from behind the boards, D-Tension also makes an appearance on "It Ain't Me" in which the two recreate the Bob Dylan classic. On Fine Tuned Tantrum, Effect exhibits growth and maturity not only as a lyricist, but also as an individual and his rhymes and content reflect this change.

1. Opening Statements
2. The Back Seat Of My Car
3. Crush The Competition feat. Akrobatik
4. We Don't Relate
5. Interlude One: 12” Flyers
6. My Kinda Girl
7. Hunger Strike feat. Termanology & Krumbsnatcha
8. The Going Rate (Stop Asking)
9. Stay feat. K-Soul
10. Interlude Two: Sarcasm Detector
11. Something To Bitch About
12. Corporate America
13. The Handle
14. I Hurt People
15. Interlude Three: Back To Work
16. Wait feat. Dave Butler
17. It Ain't Me feat. D-Tension
18. Lady Heroin
19. Night Fights Day
20. Closing Statements
21. Untitled Bonus Track
*All songs produced by D-Tension


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On the heels of the breakout album, Dark Water, SoulStice of Wade Waters is back with his second solo offering. Representing Chicago, SoulStice is quickly becoming recognized as part of the city’s elite. Dead Letter Perfect is a 15-song look into the lifestyle of the new hip hop generation through the eyes of one its most unique practitioners. SoulStice offers Dead Letter Perfect up to fans as the "perfect hip hop album," featuring sincere, top notch lyricism over soulful production provided by Oddisee, K-Salaam, M-phazes, Analogic and more.

Listen to track 4, "Book of Days"

1. Southside Ride (produced by Oddisee)
2. High As You Wanna (produced by Analogic)
3. Be Perfect (produced by K-Salaam & Beatnick)
4. Book of Days (produced by Oddisee)
5. World’s On Fire feat. Haysoos (produced by Oddisee)
6. Not Perfect feat. Olivier Daysoul (produced by M-phazes)
7. Be Strong (produced by SBe Audiologist)
8. Dreamer (produced by SBe Audiologist)
9. Like This (produced by Oddisee)
10. The Time feat. Stef (produced by SBe Audiologist)
11. Get It Right feat. Oddisee & Olivier Daysoul (produced by Oddisee)
12. Still Love (produced by M-phazes)
13. No Chance feat. Wordsworth (produced by Analogic)
14. Recognize (produced by Bring it Back)
15. The Quickening (produced by Oddisee)

I had the pleasure of talking to SouStice over the phone and helping get this album distributed in the UK. Cut a long story short, dude is mad cool, constantly on the grind to put out that quality hip hop so if any real hip hop heads who may have slept on this one, here's your chance to check out one of best hip hop releases last year!!!! Chicago are really killin it right now, check out anything by Rashid Hadee

Thursday, June 26, 2008 | Posted in ,

4th Disciple MySpace Page

4th Disciple has been in the front with the Clan since the beginning. Along with producing some of the most famous Wu-Tang tracks (such as "Wu-Gambinos", "B.I.B.L.E." and "A Better Tomorrow") he is also a member and main producer of Killarmy. Currently working on a number of projects.

1. Nowhere 2 Run
2. Deadly Missionz
3. Next Level feat. Juvenile
4. Interegationz
5. Evolution
6. Game 7 feat. Killah Priest
7. Pain Growz
8. Black Sheep
9. Symphony Of Life
10. Heavy Berdenz
11. Atak The Slave Mastah
12. Lass Dayz

The album came out in June '07 and was internet released only,

The production by 4th disciple is just AMAZING here and includes some of the "deepest" beats he ever made, every single track is pure dope hip hop.

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01. I Want In (Intro)
02. Digital Dope (Prod. DJ Rated R)
03. Razah Rubiez (Speaks) Part 1
04. Over Dosage (Freestyle)
05. Project Jazz (Prod. MF Doom)
06. Who Gonna Die Next (Prod. 4th Disciple)
07. Ghetto Government Salute
08. Black Kingz (Prod. MF Doom) (Exclusive)
09. Burning Bushes (Freestyle)
10. G.L.O.W (Prod. 4th Disciple)
11. Meanace II Society (Skit)
12. It Iz What It Iz (Freestyle)
13. Wake Up Show Ft. Rza, Grymreaper & Prodigal Sunn (Freestyle)
14. Repentence Day Ft. Killah Priest & Grymreaper
15. Runaway Sambo (Prod. Smokeshop)
16. Rebel Music (Prod. Get Large)
17. Lazarus Risen Ft. Lazarus
18. Wanted Dead or Alive 2007
19. Razah Rubiez (Speaks) Part 2
20. Written In Blood Ft. Killah Priest (Exclusive)
21. Musical Murder Ft. Ras Kass (Prod. Godz Wrath)
22. Digital Dope (Skit)
23. Gemstars (Remix)
24. Make Me Better Ft. Timbo King (Freestyle)
25. Street Scholars Ft. Timbo King (Exclusive)
26. Razah's Ladder (Freestyle)
27. Bloody Choices Ft. Prodigal Sunn (Prod. 4th Disciple)
28. Razah Rubies (Speaks) Part 3
29. Way of Life (Prod. 4th Disciple)
30. Chapters (Exclusive)
31. Shining Star (Remix) Ft. Beenie Man
32. Baby Girl (Prod. 4th Disciple)
33. Angel Tears (Prod. 4th Disciple)
34. Halow Be Thy Name Ft. 4-Ize & Psycho Les
35. Digital Dope Outro

This BANGIN' mixtape features rare, unreleased, and exclusive tracks from Razah. Features the likes of RZA, MF DOOM, Killah Preist, Ras Kass, and many more. 35 Tracks Deep so Don't Sleep on this rare mixtape.

Thursday, June 26, 2008 | Posted in ,

The Wallabee Champ, is a collection of rarities and non-album cuts that span Ghosts entire career.
Retail street album from Ghosts own stable, Starks Enterprises.

01. Intro 00:57
02. Wallabee Champ 02:12
03. ABC 01:43
04. Roosevelts (Feat. Raekwon And Trife) 03:04
05. Watch Your Mouth (Feat. The Wu-Tang Clan) 03:58
06. Tony Siegel (Feat. Beanie Siegel And Styles P) 03:32
07. Trials Of Life (Feat. Prodigy) 03:01
08. Hidden Darts (Remix) 02:46
09. The Rich (Feat. Raekwon) 03:19
10. We Dem N****z 03:04
11. Run (Remix) (Feat. Jadakiss And Lil Wayne) 04:37
12. Good Times (Part 2) 03:52
13. Charlie Brown (Remix) 02:31
14. Clips 03:16
15. Clientele (Feat. Raekwon And Fat Joe) 04:08
16. Crockett & Tubbs (Feat. Raekwon) 01:31
17. 93 Freestyle (Feat. Method Man) 07:20


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Do you know him? If not, you soon will. Born Jean Myrthil, Rise hails from the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. “The artist in Jean” has successfully, with little promotion, established himself as one of the more prominent independent artists. Rise has become a household name within the underground circuit. In 1998, he expanded his role for a commercial appearance on the famed “Lyricist Lounge Volume 1” album on Rawkus Records which garnered attention from much of the important music industry. Rise began his career stunning the hip hop community with feature after feature of recordings with established producers, independent artists, and underground mixtape appearances. Industry insiders began to take note early on and were impressed by his hustle, talent and pure ambition.

In 1999, after running into Rise at many of those famed Lyricist Lounge ciphers, then up-and-coming MC, Apathy, noticed Rise’s impeccable skills and the two began spitting their clever rhymes back and forth, impressing each other respectfully. That connection further lead up to Rise becoming a member of the now world renown Demigodz collective and sparked classic recordings such as “The Smackdown”, “Every Emcee”, and eventually contributing razor sharp verses to the mega-popular “The Godz Must Be Crazy” EP released in 2002.

From his humble beginnings, Rise raised the bar for hip hop by formulating a distinct delivery with an abundance of witty punchlines, vivid storytelling and thought-provoking verses. Collecting more fans as he travelled through the New York City underground show circuit, he built a name for himself amongst his contemporaries as the rapper to emulate. Rise has managed to gain attention from the worldwide hip-hop community by touring Japan, Sweden and Denmark. Rise was also able to fulfill his dream of starting his own label with the introduction of his very own, Results Period Records.

Listen to track 12, "The Wickedest Flow"

1. Well Well Well Feat. The Demigodz
2. Arrogant Feat. Substantial, Tone Def, & Pack FM
3. DJ Unknown Freestyle Feat. Akrobatik & Eddie Brock
4. Eddie ILL & DL Freestyle Feat. Apathy, Wiseguy, Gaston, Punchline & Wordsworth
5. Every Emcee Feat. Apathy
6. Nothing's Changed Feat. Mr. Complex & Eddie Brock
7. The Smackdown Feat. Apathy, Celph titled & C-Rayz Walz
8. DJ Unknown Freestyle Feat. Apathy
9. Memories Feat. Wordsworth
10 .Do You Know Him
11. No Faith
12. The Wickedest Flow
13. B.U.R.
14. Do What Is True Feat. Phase One
15. So Interesting
16. Rockit Like This
17. My Life
18. Sigh Of Relief
19. Get Away Feat. Ria
20. Evolution


1. Turn Me Off
3. Say Something
4. From A Child To An MC
5. Satisfied Feat. Madafi
6. Vote
7. Tune You Out
8. Part Of The Game
9. In My Head
10. Mercy
11. War
12. Trapped In America
13. Tell You Something Feat. Wordsworth & Masta Ace
14. Do You Know Him 2
15. Represent
16. Love My Music
17. Talk Too Much
18. Time
19. Make Sure
20. Do The Damn Thing

One of the best punchline rappers around, up there with Celph Tilted & PackFM, probably better in my opinion as you have to really think about what Rise spits sometimes and then you'd be like... "Daaaamn, that was a ill line"!!! He's not with Demigodz anymore so even more reason to cop this exclusive compilation.


Shouts to Schnooklyn Zoo for this one!

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A Producer and emcee group CAEN Project (Cimer Amor and Equinox) have just released their debut album Caesars’ Vengeance. Filled with tough in your face beats and lyrics, the Philly duo are on the march conquer the hip hop the world like a Roman legion. Joining forces with Q-Unique, AOTP alumni: Reef The Lost Cauze, Crypt The Warchild, King Syze, Des Devious, Dj Kwestion, as well as, Side Effect, Killer Rellik, Rockie Reyes, Product, Daniela Romeo, Dj Skipmode, eNeM, Granz, Iron Kong and Ldorado.

Listen to track 9, "Buck The System"

01. The Anthem
02. Scorpion King Feat. Dj Skipmode
03. Breaking Poynt Feat. Killer Rellik
04. Fatherless
05. Hattori Hanzo Feat. King Syze Iron Kong Ldorado & Dj Kwestion
06. Ambush Feat. Des Devious & Rockie Reyes
07. Osage Feat. Water Side Effect & Danelle
08. Ides Of March
09. Buck The System
10. Turbilance Feat. Crypt The Warchild
11. Court Marshall Feat. Reef The Lost Cauze & Q-Unique
12. Scarred
13. Diary Feat Enem & Granz
14. Main Concern Feat. Product
15. Declaration

Don't sleep on this album, dope release out of Philly. Equinox also appears on the new Snowgoons album. Peep the tracklist, if you dig A.O.T.P. then this one's for you!!!

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1. James Brown Interlude
2. Human Torch Freestyle (Prod. By DJ Rated R)
3. Rhythm N Poetry (Prod. By MF Doom)
4. Fire N Brimstone (Preview) (Feat. Flamez)
5. Renaissance (Feat. Tragedy Khadafi & Timbo King)
6. Scene 1
7. May Day (Feat. Tragedy Khadafi)
8. Scene 2
9. We Made It (Feat. Superb, Chip Banks (RIP) & Ghostface)
10. Housepatality (Prod. By 4th Disciple)
11. Scene 3
12. Street Opera (Feat. Killah Priest)
13. The Offering
14. Shyheim Skit
15. Co-Defendants (Feat. Shyheim)
16. Scene 4
17. Illusions (Feat. Masta Killah & Sunz Of Man)
18. Boondock Saints Skit
19. Burn Tha Vatican Freestyle (Feat. Killah Priest)
20. Hip Hop Fury (Feat. Gza, Rza, Timbo King & Dreddy Kreuger)
21. Scene 5
22. Yall Don't Want War (Feat. Maccabeez [exclusive])
23. Human Torch Freestyle Part 2
24. Paintbrush (Feat. Black Market) (Prod. By Ron Brows)
25. Brother's Keeper (Unreleased) (Prod. By Godz Wrath)
26. Scene 6
27. Strategies Of War (Feat. 7th Ambassador)
28. To Tha Top (Feat. Shabamm Sahdeeq, Killah Priest) (Prod. By Cyrus)
29. Human Torch Freestyle Part 3
30. Tha Director's Cut (Prod. By Tek N Clips)
31. Outro

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 | Posted in ,,,,

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Rock, one half of the legendary rap duo, Heltah Skeltah, returns with Shell Shock. The Rockness Monsta has been at the forefront of attention lately as he is battling an attempted murder charge to which he has pled not-guilty. After being released from jail in the Winter of 2007, Rock has since appeared on MTV's Mixtape Monday's and has been published in The Source's Back-To-The-Lab Heltah Skeltah interview (April, 08 Issue) and in XXL Magazine (April, 08 Issue). His single "Attempted Murda" is climbing charts across the nation. Rock established himself as a prominent artist as one half of Heltah Skeltah (Nocturnal and Magnum Force albums) and is also part of the mighty Boot Camp Clik which just released their latest album "Casualties of War" in 2007 and has already shipped over 20,000 units nationwide. Rock is now prepping for a new Heltah Skeltah project with long time partner, Sean Price, entitled D.I.R.T. (Da Incredible Rap Team) which is scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2008. Shell Shock is new and original music from Rock with special guest appearances by Buckshot, Black Moon, Sean Price, Steele of Smif N Wessun, Ruste Juxx, and more.

1. Shellshock Intro feat. Lidu Rock (Produced By: Double Up)
2. Flytime (Produced By: Double Up)
3. AYRRRR (Produced By: Double Up)
4. 300 B.C. feat. Klust-Stone, Buckshot & 5FT
5. Tempmurda
6. Me 2 Nigga
7. Raize Da Roof (Produced By: Riffs)
8. Fuck Dat Rapper feat. Sean Price
9. Rockzilla
10. Rock Brothaz Wildin feat. G. Hotrocks, Animal Hardrock & Rockabye (of Rock Brothaz)
11. CrookOnASong feat. Lidu Rock
12. Graveyard Shifty feat. Rock Renegade (Produced By: Munchdawg)
13. Da Beast Is Back
14. Most Dangerous feat. Lidu Rock
15. Rite Back feat. Steele (of Smif-N-Wessun) & Ruste Juxx (Produced By: Double Up)
16. Doofis feat. Rockabye, Lidu Rock & Supreme (Produced By: Heatstoppas)
17. NY Gritty (Produced By: Shinythings)
18. Mag Force Zoo feat. Pre$$ha Dinero, Verbal Kent & Munchdawg
19. LateNite feat. Lidu Rock & Munchdawg (Produced By: Heatstoppas)
20. Ramadan feat. Lidu Rock, Rockabye & Pre$$ha Dinero
21. Stack Paper feat. Lidu Rock & Munchdawg (Produced By: Heatstoppas)


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Album hits streets June 24th on renowned indie Babygrande Records; first video premiered featuring Reef The Lost Cauze

Amidst critical fanfare and a rapidly expanding US profile, The Snowgoons, the renowned German production team of Det, DJ Illegal, Torben & DJ Waxwork, prepare their sophomore offering, "Black Snow," featuring a veritable who's who of the independent hip-hop scene.

Building off of the critical and commercial acclaim of their debut release, 2007's "German Lugers," The Snowgoons once again enlist the upper echelon of independent talent for "Black Snow," including Defari (Dilated Peoples), Killah Priest, Smif-N-Wessun, ILL Bill (Non Phixion & La Coka Nostra), Outerspace, C-Rayz Walz, R.A. The Rugged Man, Apathy, Edo G., Sabac Red (Non-Phixion), Doap Nixon, Reef The Lost Cauze, Sick Jacken, Rasul Allah (Lost Children of Babylon), Scheme (The Molemen), Main Flow, El Da Sensei, Block McCloud, Pace Won, Slaine & many more. With a line-up of features that rivals (and outshines) most independent labels' rosters, The Snowgoons once again storm the US shores with their distinctive blend of beats paired with the cream of the independent emcee crop.

1. The Curse feat. King Magnetic Charon Don, Sicknature & Reef The Lost Cauze
2. Black Snow feat. Ill Bill & Apathy
3. Casualties of War feat. Smif-N-Wessun & Respect Tha God
4. Who? feat. Outerspace
5. Hold Up feat. R.A. The Rugged Man, Lord Lhus (of Bloodline) & Savage Brothers
6. This Is Where The Fun Stops feat. Reef The Lost Cauze
7. Starlight feat. Viro The Virus
8. Knockatomi Plaza feat. Side Effect
9. Pay Attention feat. Decay, Astonish & Scheme (of Molemen)
10. Serve Justice feat. Killah Priest, Rasul Allah & Richard Raw (of Lost Children of Babylon)
11. Still Got The Ammo feat. Main Flow, Godilla, El Da Sensei & J. Sands
12. Ride On feat. Defari, Maylay Sparks & Sondro Castro
13. Incite A Riot feat. King Magnetic & Adlib
14. Lost feat. Respect Tha God, Block McCloud & Doap Nixon
15. Still Waters Run Deep feat. Supastition
16. Raining feat. Brainstorm, Edo G & Jaysaun (of Special Teamz)
17. Sick Life feat. Sick Jacken, Cynic & Bacardi Riam
18. The Storm feat. Boom Bap Project
19. Avalanche Warning feat. Pace Won, Nervous Wreck & Adlib
20. The Hatred feat. Slaine, Singapore Kane & Lord Lhus (of Bloodline)
21. Helpless feat. Equinox

This is the one I've been waiting for people, it's finally here so please show your love and support. Enjoy the download, if you like it (I'm sure you will) then please buy the album.
This is my only post for the weekend so I hope I started off your saturday with a nice little gift. Catch you again in the week, don't forget to leave me a comment on anything you like.

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Listen to track 6, "Sweetest Language"

1. The Introduction [produced by 9th Wonder]
2. Monkey See Monkey Do [produced by Khrysis]
3. Change Ya Ways (Be Careful) [produced by 9th Wonder]
4. Tell Me Where (Can I Go) [produced by 9th Wonder]
5. Gotta Get To Work [produced by 9th Wonder]
6. Sweetest Language [produced by 9th Wonder]
7. Can't Let You Down [produced by 9th Wonder]

This is an exclusive yo, as all these beats are original, done solely for The A.L.L.I.E.S. (Big Remo & The Great Nojev). The group has since split to go their seperate ways soon after this EP was released so don't sleep on this hard to find classic. The track "Sweetest Language" is one of 9th's best beats, check out the audio. Also has one track produced by the mighty Khrysis.

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1. Unheib
2. Freestyle vs. Written
3. Calouses of a Hustler
4. Holiday
5. Bong Bong
6. I Love Jews
7. The Foolish Path
8. Babywipes
9. Ariel Sharon
10. The Evolution of Fan
11. March to the Death
12. Sof

It's not quite an indie hip-hop Postal Service, nor is it necessarily "Ebony And Ivory," but the new collaborative LP from Jewish MC Kosha Dillz and beloved backpack favorite C-Rayz Wallz is both a statement of cultural solidarity and creative open-mindedness. Freestyle Vs. Written will appear on Modular Moods this fall (with a pre-release via iTunes in late summer) and finds Dillz, the Yeshiva-trained wordsmith, trading well-crafted versus about his faith and homeland of Israel with freestyle responses from Walz that were inspired by Dillz' lines. And the whole thing was laid down in less than 24 hours, which was, by Dillz' own admission, as much a matter of necessity as studio synergy.

"Personally, I just knew it would be impossible to get C-Rayz in a place for more than three hours, six hours at a time," he laughs, adding that it was spread out over three sessions. "My part was well though out. His part, he just came into the studio and did it every time, right off the top [and] worked off some keywords... That was the way I wanted him to do it."

And while it may seem like a strange combination and an even stranger thematic focus for two people of disparate backgrounds, partial impetus was to remind people of the connection between black and Jewish journeys.

"That was a big point of the record," says C-Rayz. "Black Jews/children of Israel/descendants of Moses are the same. [There's] some different views here and there like with everything. The skin tones changed cuz of climate and migration."

Historical connections or not, who would turn down the chance to swap lyrical spit with someone who whips out one-line wonders like Dillz' "4/20's Hitler's birthday, so why does everybody smoke weed?"

"Kosha flexed numerous [styles] on this album with a lot of content like an Aesop Rock," says Walz, "but heavy on the boom-bap hip-hop rhythm that makes it real street... The LP is bad. Not bad meaning bad but bad meaning good. Huh!"


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Listen to track 4, "The Ring" feat. Jazz, Wordsworth & Invincible

Develop is the new project of detroit-based mc Finale and Japan-based producer Spier1200. Finale, born and raised in Detroit worked with artists as Dilla, Black Milk, Houseshoes, Nottz, Flying Lotus, Kev Brown & Dabrye.

Develop is a combination of class and culture. The album personifies the struggle artists face in their dealing with everyday life, yet relates to the universal hip-hop community through musical embodiment of exceptional production. The album has features from Bilal Salaam, 5ela, Elzhi, Invincible, Supastition & Neco Redd.

1. A New Beginning
2. The Backstory feat. Bilal Salaam
3. Trouble Makers
4. The Ring feat. Jazz, Wordsworth & Invincible
5. Fly Love Song feat. 5ela
6. Life Lesson
7. Frequency
8. Family Portrait feat. Jazz
9. Eye Of The Beholder feat. Invincible & Elzhi
10. The Bigger Picture feat. Supastition
11. All About Us feat. Neco Redd
12. Closing Remarks
13. One Sound Two Feet
14. History feat. Spiryt

Straight up, this album is siiiick!!! Don't sleep on one of the best releases last year!! Soulful, upbeat, dope lyrics, dope guests... Words? Invincible? Elzhi? Supa? daaaamn!!! Real Hip Hop in it's finest & purest form!! Cop it now & keep a look out for more "Rawkus 50" albums I'll be postin' up soon... doubt I can do all 50, only heard like 30 so far but I'll post up the best ones no doubt!!! ENJOY!


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Listen to track 2, "A Change Gon' Come"

For those of you that slept on last year’s Dedication from Rashid Hadee and for those that didn’t, Rashid dropped a new mixtape yesterday that is pure fi-yah!

Hosted by Rapper Big Pooh of Little Brother and mixed by Cosm Rocks, A Change Gon’ Come has a few cuts from Dedication, some new tracks, and some other Rashid Hadee produced cuts.

Dedication was one of my favorite albums from last year and Rashid produced one of my favorite tracks off Little Brother’s Getback LP, “Dreams”.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Rashid, check this mixtape. After listenin’ to this, you’ll be runnin’ to your wrecka sto’ buying up all the copies of "Dedication" and "Serenade For The Moment"

01. "Big Pooh Intro"
02. “A Change Gon' Come”
03. “Pushers”
04. “You Can' t Hide”
05. “High Wednesday” Feat. Primeridian
06. “Heart Beat (Freestyle)”
07. “Back to Business” Feat. Melatone of Chapter 13 (Prod. By J-Dilla)
08. “What is it” Feat. Astonish & Jay Vega
09. “Fresh” Feat. Visual
10. “Explode” (Prod. By Analogic)
11. “Dreams (Interlude)”
12. “Dreams” Feat. Little Brother
13. “Feels Good” (Prod. By Dj PHD)
14. “When We Rock” Feat. Abstract Mindstate & Iomos Marad
15. “We Roll (Freestyle)”
16. “Watchin’ My Moves”
17. “Standing for Something” Feat. Thaione Davis (Prod. By Madlib)
18. “Duck, Duck, Duck’ Feat. Young Valentine
19. “You Never Know” Feat. Furlee of The Landlords
20. “Getting’ It In” Feat. Donwill of Tanya Morgan
21. “Black Sunday” Feat. Augustine & KING
22. “Fallin” Feat. Abstract Mindstate & O-Type Star
23. “Surrender”
24. “Surrender (Brand New Remix)” Feat. Rita J.
25. “Focused” Feat. F.O.O.D. (Decay & Selfish)
26. “Flyin’ High” Feat. Abstract Mindstate
27. “Oxygen” Feat. Pugs Atomz (Prod. By Pete Rock)
28. “All Day” Feat. Skinny Kenny
29. “Glam, Glitter” Feat. Cap D of All Natura
30. “How Long” Feat. KING
31. "Outro"
32. “My Life Story”

*All tracks produced by Rashid Hadee except where noted.

This dude is killin it right now, "Dedication" was a classic and so is "Serenade For The Moment" with producer Analogic. Do not sleep on this incredible Producer/MC out of Chicago, ya heard it hear first. Search "Rashid Hadee" and cop everything by him!!!