Saturday, January 31, 2009 | Posted in

01. Take It Higher Prod. Vans Cal
02. Raw Skills Prod. 12bit
03. Thunderball (Prod Vans Cal)
04. GoodFella Prod. Max I Million (Sweden)
05. The Real Prod Robinbankz
06. Back To Basics Prod. Euphony
07. Skys Prod. Vans Cal
08. Realness Remix (King Al)
09. Mathematics Prod. DJ Kryptonite
10. Theme Song Prod. Moksha
11. Raw Skills (Flava Remix) Prod. 12bit

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Friday, January 30, 2009 | Posted in ,,

Rising producer Analogic will be releasing a producer compilation album on Soulspazm Records later this year, but before the full length LP, Analogic will be dropping a pre-LP Mixtape. Here is the first leak from that very mixtape,"God Body Flow" featuring Naledge and A. Pinks.

Listen/Download: Analogic - God Body Flow feat. Naledge & A. Pinks
Thursday, January 29, 2009 | Posted in ,

Detroit, Michigan MC, RideOut, first caught my attention with his Gil Scott-Heron laced song, Ways to Lose Detroit. He recently sent over his mixtape from a few months ago that never made its rounds on the blogosphere, until today. Call Me RideOut: The Mixtape is a 31-track introduction to one of Detroit’s most talented rising stars. RideOut covers a wide range of subjects, self depricating stories, and hip hop styles, while featuring guest spots from Illogic, Buff1, Ill Poetic, and Tanya Morgan.

Click the flipside for the tracklisting + download and get yourself familiar with RideOut.

01. Kill Shullbit (intro) (prod. Digital Ghost)
02. This Is The Biz
03. Move (remix) (w/ Ill Poetic, Illogic, Skandal Da Rucks Man, and Don Will)
04. Hell Yeah
05. Been A Long Time
06. Get Involved (w/ Black Reign and Ohkang)
07. Mean And Vicious
08. I Blogged Your Mom (interlude)
09. I Wanted You So (Live Verse)
10. U And Me (w/ Marvelous and Wes Blizy)
11. Love Would Come
12. Ya Moms (interlude)
13. We On It (feat. 3rd Deggree and Clokwise of F.O.S.)
14. Beat It Up (feat. IlWill aka Ilyas and Don Will of Tanya Morgan)
15. Clock With No Hands (feat. Skandal Da Ruckus Man and Ilyas of Tanya Morgan)
16. Hate Us (feat. CJ The Cynic)
17. Call Me Rideout (interlude)
18. The City (w/ SoundScape)
19. Respect Her Gangster (interlude) (feat. Miss Nelson)
20. Giving Love
21. Nobody (by F.O.S. ft. Tres Styles of AML)
22. I Choose U (By SuMyia)
23. PlayHerNot
24. Rideout’s Relief
25. Kleph, Trew, And Ride (feat. Kleph Dollars and Trew)
26. We Takin’ Over (feat. F.O.S. and Buff1 of AML)
27. I’m Out (feat. Ill Poetic)
28. Young Lil’ Big Boyz (interlude)
29. Sneakin’ (Let Me In!) (By Young Lil’ Big Boyz)
30. Young Ride And Deelah Hippo Outro
31. Bloopers

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Props again to Flawless Hustle for the link!
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Thursday, January 29, 2009 | Posted in

Main Source demos that were originally recorded for their unreleased 2nd album "The Science." It was released about 2 months ago as a limited pressing by Diggers With Gratitude.

Here's information on the tracks:
"Bootlegging" - Large Pro takes on the role of the bootlegger on this lost gem, check the horns, this one features on "Lungbutters".

"Raise Up" - "The Science" was going to be constructed of a bunch of 'Interlude' style tracks - this is one of them.

"Time (alternative mix)" - early demo version of the track recently unearthed for a Japanese only release on P-Vine/Actual Records.

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Props to T.R.O.Y. for this one!
Thursday, January 29, 2009 | Posted in ,,

Detroit has an expansive history of unique musical creations from the obvious Motown to rap names like Eminem, Esham, Kid Rock, Slum Village, etc, and Slum’s musical mastermind platinum producer J-Dilla has inspired a unique movement in Detroit of passionate artistry, soulful rhythms, socially conscious and worldly lyrics, and an overall crowd-moving soundtrack for the hip hop nation. And today, The Regiment has created a masterpiece debut record that speaks to the heart and is undeniably moving.

In 2007 the three soldiers, O.S.I., C. Reid, and The Arch-E-Tect (DJ), step onto the national hip hop plateau equipped with brilliant music, guerilla tactics, focus and determination. The album "The Come Up" takes the listener to the heart of Detroit with tracks like the single “Detroit Anthem” and move the mind and body with tracks like “Stay For A While”, “Relax Your Soul”, “Shorty” featuring Lyrik Jones along with 14 others.

A unique movement of passionate artistry, soulful rhythms, socially conscious & worldly lyrics, & an overall crowd-moving soundtrack for the hiphop nation. The Regiment has created a masterpiece debut record that speaks to the heart & will move you.

01. Intro (it's Time)
02. Stay For Awhile
03. Detroit Anthem
04. Mic Check
05. Relax Your Soul
06. In The Club (skit)
07. The Key
08. Keep It Movin' feat. Lyrik Jones
09. ...Are Here
10. Through My Head
11. Turn The Page
12. Chicken Heaven (skit)
13. Headphone Love
14. Shorty feat. Lyrik Jones
15. Shit Is Crazy
16. Take It Back
17. Changes
18. Check List
19. Call Me
20. Climb

No. 28... yep, we still lookin to get all 50 but 28 so far ain't bad. Anyways, enjoy one of the best Rawkus 50 releases here. If you on ya Detroit ish then definitely check this out. I'd say this is in my current top 5 along with, Aarophat, Finale & Spier1200, East & Analogic & Silent Knight, all available right here on TR so hurry and try cop the whole set before those links die out!

Click HERE to see the other 27 Rawkus 50 releases that we currently have.

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Big Tone and The Regiment put together a project titled Never Die under the name Drumz Band, hosted by DJ House Shoes. It's available for free download. Enjoy.

01. Intro (Prod. by Big Tone)
02. War feat. Kaimbr (Prod. by Ghosttown)
03. The Drought's Over (Prod. by Big tone)
04. Where They At Now (Prod. by Ghosttown)
05. Playin' The Wall feat. Loose Cannon
06. Gimme some mo (Prod. by Ghosttown)
07. Klapp (Prod. by Big Tone)
08. Feel good (Prod. by Ghosttown)
09. Hustle (Prod. by Big Tone)
10. Hammer (Prod. Foul Mouth)
11. Same Ol' Story (Prod. by Ghosttown)
12. Like That feat. Laniece McKay
13. Outro (Prod. by Big Tone)

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Emerging from the Motor City underground, emcee Big Tone delivers an impressive debut, "The Drought." While consistently smooth and soulful throughout, it manages to be cool without being soft. Tone maintains enough edge to reinforce his rugged Detroit roots while spreading enough knowledge to please backpackers and college radio stations.

Tone touches on a multitude of topics, demonstrating his diversity as a lyricist, a refreshing change from the stale monotony of recent releases. From women ("Girl") to day-to-day life ("Real Life") to past memories ("Good Ole Days") to ending urban violence ("Peace"), Tone tackles one challenging subject after another. While his lyrical wordplay may not be as strong as others, they are genuine and believable. We have to give Tone credit for not taking the easy way out and spewing only braggadocio, which he does well by the way ("Watch Me").

The varying topics are glued together by the soundtrack. Heavy usage of sped-up samples and R&B vocalists mesh the album into one cohesive whole. Even Tone's measured delivery does little to deviate from the uniform sound. The Detroit soul drips from this album and makes it a winner from front-to-back. Sure, the downside is that at times the cuts sound alike and some would complain that the consistency makes the long player predictable and boring. You can't please everyone. For me personally, this album is perfect background music for low-key parties and trendy coffee shops. Not overly pretentious, not overly street. Another bonus is that Tone limits his cursing. Usually I have no problem with swearing on rap records, but after listening to such a tightly knit album, it's apparent how much more polished an emcee seems by not blurting out four-letters in every bar.

01. Intro
02. Watch Me
03. Come My Way
04. Get Up Get Down (feat. 87 & Quelle)
05. Black Girl (feat. Deion Lucas)
06. Good Ole Days
07. It's So Hard (feat. Patrice Williams)
08. Real Life (feat. Lanice McKay)
09. Turn My World (feat. Woodz)
10. One Hour Session
11. Rap Stars (feat. Phal and Beej)
12. WWYI Radio (Skit)
13. What's Up (Intimacy) (feat. Dwele)
14. Peace
15. Respect
16. Outro

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009 | Posted in ,,,

Overcast! is the debut album by Minneapolis-based hip hop group Atmosphere, released in 1997 on Rhymesayers Entertainment. It's the only Atmosphere album to feature MC Spawn trading verses with Slug. The cover art is a take on the 1964 jazz album "Judgment!" by Andrew Hill. Before the album's release, Spawn left the group.

01. 1597
02. Brief Description
03. Current Status
04. Complications
05. 4:30AM
06. Adjust
07. Clay
08. @
09. Sound Is Vibration
10. Multiples
11. Scapegoat
12. Ode To The Modern Man (Lightning Blend)
13. WND
14. Multiples (Reprise)
15. Caved In
16. Cuando Limpia El Humo
17. The Outernet
18. Primer - (Hidden Track)

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009 | Posted in ,,,

01. Sauce Money - 'Intruder Alert'
02. Arrested Development - 'Ease My Mind (DJ Premier Remix)'
03. Chi Ali - 'No Surrender, No Retreat'
04. Cookie Crew - 'A Word To The Conscious (Gang Starr Remix)'
05. Devin The Dude - 'Doobie Ashtray'
06. Boss - 'Drive By (Slow Rollin' Remix)'
07. Charlie Baltimore - 'Everybody Wanna Know'
08. Gang Starr - 'Battle'
09. Rass Kass - 'Goldyn Chyld'
10. Group Home - 'Supa Dupa Star (June 1994 Demo Version)'
11. Howie B & Robbie Robertson - 'Take Your Partner By The Hand (DJ Premier Remix)'
12. Lord Finesse - 'Baby, You Nasty (Original Version)'
13. Queen Latifah - 'Wrath Of My Madness (DJ Premier Remix)'
14. Xzibit - 'What A Mess'

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009 | Posted in ,

Infamous DJ and hip hop media personality, Mick Boogie, teams up with one of the West Coast’s hottest groups, U-N-I, to present, Before There Was Love. The highly anticipated Mixtape features production from 6th Sense, Ro Blvd., and Dibia$e, and eye popping guest spots from Talib Kweli, Black Milk, Evidence, Fashawn, Mickey Factz, and more!

1. Mick Boogie Intro
2. Cali Soul f/ Shawn Jackson and Hope (prod. by Dibia$e)
3. See LA f/ Damani (prod. by Faahz)
4. Cast’ Em Out (prod. by Dibia$e)
5. The Press Play Show Interlude Part 1
6. On Tour f/ Bambu (prod. by Ro Blvd)
7. Think About It f/6th Sense & Vandalyzm (prod. by 6th Sense)
8. Half Off f/ Evidence
9. Run Son f/ El Prez, 310, C-San, & Casey Veggies (prod. by Ro Blvd)
10. Stakes is High (prod. by 6th Sense)
11. The Press Play Show Interlude Part 2
12. Beautiful Day Remix f/ Big Pooh, Evidence, Aloe Blacc, Kes Kaos, Mickey Factz, Fashawn, & Theo (prod. by Dibia$e))
13. Yesterday (prod. by Ski Team)
14. Hey Neighbor (prod. by Ro Blvd)
15. Wildin’ f/ Chen Lo & Tunji (prod. by Ro Blvd)
16. The Press Play Show Interlude Part 3
17. Castle Vee Re-Up f/ Black Milk (prod. by Dibia$e)
18. Arcade Fly Remix f/ Wildabeast, 6th Sense, Buff1, Donny Goines, Fashawn
19. Night Nurse (prod. by Cook Classics)
20. Relax f/ Fashawn (prod. by FredNukes)
21. Return f/Talib Kweli (prod. by Bannon)
22. Mainstream Consumers f/ Free Speech & Bambu (prod. by Ro Blvd)
23. Monster f/ Shawn Jackson (prod. by Jaguar Skills)
24. Vitamin B f/ Curtains (prod. by Bannon)
25. The Press Play Show Interlude Part 4
26. Start My Day f/ H.O.P.E. (prod. by Ro Blvd)
27. Herb f/Co$$ & Bad Lucc (prod. by Ro Blvd)

Propd to for this one!

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009 | Posted in ,

Video for Tek of Smif N Wessun "Spread My Wings" off of U.G.P. mixtape available now.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009 | Posted in ,,

Music Video featuring music producer, journalist, and MC John Forte and Blacksmith Entertainment's MCEO, Talib Kweli. Recorded soon after John's release from Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution December 22, 2008.
Monday, January 26, 2009 | Posted in ,

01. Intro
02. Supa (Prod. Max I Million)
03. There’s Nothing (Prod. Kryptonite)
04. Venom(Prod.DJ Evcellence)
05. Funktions (Prod. Sci Fi)
06. Hibernation (Prod. Sci Fi)
07. Everybody (Prod. Euphony)
08. Invisible Men (Prod.Vans Cal)
09. Thunderball (Prod.Kryptonite)
10. Complex Fury(Prod. 12 Bit)
11. Antidote (Prod.DJ Evcellence)
12. Once Upon (Prod.Euphony)
13. Kryptonite(Prod.Kryptonite)
14. Make Em Jump Remix (Prod. LL Cool Bee)
15. Empty Bags Of Munchies (Prod. Lalone)
16. Rainy Day (Prod. Kryptonite)
17. Sewn (Prod. Vans Cal)
18. Elixr Of Life (Prod. Vans Cal)
19. Hibernation Remix (Prod. Vans Cal)
20. Outro (Prod. Kryptonite)

If you peeped their album Trapeze, which was an amazing piece of work, you should definitely check this out, before the mentioned album and the string of mixtapes and free albums they also released in 2008, this is the album that first got them noticed! Unbelievably they are still relatively unknown so I implore you to check this album out and all their free material on myspace and make sure you cop the Trapeze album because it's a classic!

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Monday, January 26, 2009 | Posted in ,,

01. The Purpose
02. Learn To Love
03. Do You Love Me
04. Orange Crush
05. Forenzics
06. I Love You
07. Verses Ft Ill Chemist
08. Illatron (Skit)
09. Green Ft Quantic
10. Supreme Grand Ft Lil Sci (Of Scienz Of Life)
11. Hurts So Good
12. Myths
13. La La
14. Eye Thought She Was Feeling Me Ft Infinito 2017
15. Skit
16. Niggas Talk Shit Ft Poisoned Fetus and 607
17. Skit
18. Flying Saucers Ft Angilas
19. I Love Hip Hop
20. Sol N Tha Hole
21. Jibba, Jibba, Yabba, Yabba Ft Sunjata Salaam, Trek 19 and OsyrusThaGod

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Yall need to get this ASAP, In my opinion its got a wu tang/mf doom feel. don't sleep on this. peace.
Monday, January 26, 2009 | Posted in ,,,,

1. In The Red (Produced By: Haircut)
2. Round Up Your Money (Produced By: Blended Babies)
3. All Mine feat. Haircut (of Now On) (Produced By: Haircut)
4. Good Deal feat. Rusty Deyah (Produced By: Apollo Brown)
5. Way Back (Produced By: Apollo Brown)
6. Career feat. Haircut (of Now On) (Produced By: Haircut)
7. Who I Need feat. Zak Ward (Produced By: DJ Houseshoes)
8. Life feat. J.R. Blac (Produced By: Apollo Brown)
9. New Foundation feat. Rusty Deyah (Produced By: 14KT)
10. Requiem (Produced By: Apollo Brown)
11. Love Me feat. Buff 1 (of Athletic Mic League) (Produced By: Damien Vega)
12. Past Due (Produced By: Apollo Brown)

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Also check out the new video to the all new track "All Mine" feat. Haircut
Monday, January 26, 2009 | Posted in ,

A mixtape or mini album of sorts from UN member Rock Marciano :
01. L.I. (Stand Up)
02. Boulevard feat. Dino Brave (Prod. D.O.A.)
03. Crumbs feat. Dino Brave (Prod. Marciano)*track has static
04. Instructions (Skit)
05. Scared Straight (Prod. Nottz)
06. Pimpin' Ain't Easy (Prod. Pete Rock)
07. Situations Like This (Skit)
08. War Games aka French Connection feat. UN (Prod. D.O.A.)
09. MC's (Prod. Marciano)
10. Fall Back (Prod. Pete Rock)
11. Funkyard feat. Dino Brave & Mike Raw (Prod. Marciano)
12. Falsehood
13. ONINONIN(Prod. marciano)
14. Time Kills feat. Dino Brave (Prod. D.O.A.)
15. UN House feat. UN (Prod. Mike Raw)
16. Keep Risin' (Prod. Marciano)

*this is a very ill album we have here. glad someone requested it. again track 3 CRUMBS has static, when i got this it was like that so its safe to assume it was a studio mistake. its not bad tho.*

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Monday, January 26, 2009 | Posted in ,,

Get Familiar: The Regiment Modern day hip hop has become a battleground where blinged out messiahs of materialism have often gained the upper hand, but MCs OSI and IseQold of the Regiment are the positive force for change in music. OSI had originally formed the Regiment as a vehicle to showcase his skills along with those of his partner C. Reid. Based in Detroit, they had done several shows locally before being selected to be part of the Rawkus 50, a compilation selected by Rawkus Records that represented a who’s who of today’s hottest emerging Hip Hop artists. The project was a success and the Regiment stood alongside some of the best upcoming hip hop in the nation. And while that would’ve been enough for some, OSI was wanting more. After the departure of Reid, OSI connected with IseQold, another Detroit MC who also shared a desire to make music that could speak to more than the materialistic. The battle for the soul of hip hop has been ongoing, but rather than simply watch and complain, OSI and Ise redefined the Regiment as something more than just two men. A regiment is comprised of a number of people fighting for a common cause, and when the cause is something as vast as hip hop itself, there’s no way two individuals alone can get the job done. OSI and IseQold now lead the Regiment, a collective of fans and music lovers who want more from their music and are willing to join the battle. Dealing with the everyday struggles of trying to make it in a sometimes brutal world, the Regiment leave the gold plated fantasies to others. Taking cues from artists diverse as KRS-1 and J-Dilla, the Regiment lyrically mix the uplifting as well as the painfully truthful with production that hankers back to the days when hip hop wasn’t a dirty word, when people of all ages could listen and enjoy musical truth.

1. Basic Training(Intro) (produced by Beat Butcha)
2. I Seen It feat. Big Tone (produced by Big Tone)
3. Every Stripe (produced by Apollo Brown)
4. Old School Vibe (produced by Apollo Brown)
5. Humble Arrogance feat. Miz Korona (produced by Ghosttown)
6. Something New (produced by Big Tone)
7. They Don’t Know (produced by Apollo Brown)

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Monday, January 26, 2009 | Posted in ,,

Apollo Brown
In Cleveland by way of Detroit City, i'm in my second childhood. I go by the moniker of Apollo Brown. I produce songs, not "beats". I'm not a fan of commercial music, can you even call it hip hop anymore? I love grittiness in my sound, a little static is even better, and I firmly believe that the starving artist is the best artist. Creating habitually good music for about 8 or 9 years now, I've seen alot, heard alot, met alot, and haven't been impressed with alot. It's just me and my ear, my ear and my music. I've produced for alot of cats who's names i'll leave blank for now but currently working on some Producer/Emcee collectives around the way in and outside of Detroit. I concentrate on making the type of sound that "I" like, the sound from my favorite era of hip hop, 1991-1996. In my 28 years of age, my mood changes, and I create whatever comes to mind. I don't have much to say so I speak through music that I call "wordless testimony". Whether grimy, hard, or feel good music, my shit is gonna speak to you. And 10 times out of 10, you're gonna wanna speak back in some way, shape, or form. Yeah, I guess it does sound cocky, but being that I'm my number one critic, I guess i'll hold the title as being my number one fan. I like to sample any and everything that grabs me. I like to chop, cut, and filter samples to make my own melodies. I hate "keyboard beats" with a passion! I make music to incite the scrunch face and the natural headknod motion, NO, I don't want you to dance. I make music to provoke the talented MC's thought process, not his woman's new 2 step. Everyone is so concentrated on money and material now days, they forgot about "movement". Take it how you will. What about good music? Substance? Talent and hard work? Back to "The Vintage Movement"!

01. Intro - Work
02. Migrate
03. Substance
04. Hold Me Down
05. Down There
06. We Almost Lost Detroit (RIP. J Dilla)
07. Shivers Down My Spine
08. Way Back
09. Legend
10. Spoiled Coffee
11. The Turning Key
12. What You Need
13. Ninety-two (Gone)
14. Without Jan (Mom)
15. Can It Be
16. Invisible
17. To My Establishment
18. Press Ya Luck
19. Custom
20. From One To Won
21. Empty World
22. Poverty's Pair Of Dice
23. The Squeeze
24. Born On Halloween
25. Passin' Time
26. The Question
27. My Steelo (Check My Credentials)
28. Too Much
29. Bang Bang
30. Outro - Change

Some sick beats right here, on that vintage soulful vibe. If you dig this, dude got a new instrumental album dropping real soon called "Make Do" so make sure you check his myspace for more info on that! Enjoy this bangin' beat album and props to our homie Will for puttin me on to this guy.

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Monday, January 26, 2009 | Posted in

Here's an exclusive track shot over to us by ScholarMan's label, Soganic Music! It's produced by a young cat from the UK by the name of Jone$y. This is deinitely a banger and an EP is in the works between ScholarMan & Jone$y, should be dope. Also check Jone$y's MySpace where you can cop an EP he did called "The EP Project" which you can download for free. Anyway, enjoy this new track and give us some feedback.

Listen/Download: Maryland To UK (prod. by Jone$y)

ScholarMan - GameShift: The Movement now available!!!
Sunday, January 25, 2009 | Posted in ,
Dub MD Promotions & M.I.C. Records presents an exclusive new download from Royce Da 5'9" and Busta Rhymes as both the M.I.C. and Flipmode connect for the first time for Streetsweeper's DJ Kay Slay on this 5 minute freestyle, which premiered on his Shade 45 radio show last week, enjoy!

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Lookout for Royce releasing his highly anticipated new album "Street Hop" executive produced by DJ Premier on April 21st via One Records. Along with the next instalment of his classic "Bar Exam" series with Vol. 3 and new supergroup project Slaughterhouse!
Sunday, January 25, 2009 | Posted in ,,

Recorded nearly 2 years ago. The 3rd un-released album by the man gets a timely indie release. Some tracks have turned up on his recent "Renaissance" album, but most are

It's a mix, but on the cd every track has a 2 second gap, so it can't be ripped with a .cue. Anyhow, Enjoy!

01. For The Nasty Remix feat. Busta Rhymes
02. Scram Jones
03. That's Sexy feat. Andre 3000
04. Fever
05. Black Boy
06. Passes You By
07. Good Thing
08. I Got Rhythm feat. Royce Da 5'9" & Lena Horne
09. I Believe feat. D'Angelo
10. The Official
11. Johnny Died
12. Listen feat. Heavy D
13. Not Gon' Have It
14. Request
15. Lisa
16. Hey
17. Poetry feat. Erykah Badu

Props to Da Fundamentalz for the link.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009 | Posted in ,,,

9THUNO is a force to be reckoned with on an international level. 9TH brings traditional fundamentals of lyricism with a new school swagger over the illest of beat production.

9th has performed with KRS-1, GZA, Boot Camp Click, Marco Polo, ILL Bill, Mr. Lif, Cage, Camu Tao, Jedi Mind Tricks, Saukrates, Daetona, BrassMunk, The Beatnuts, D.I.T.C. and Redman/Method Man.

Accolades include 2006 WINNER of the National JUST ENTERTAINMENT Demo Battle against hundreds of Canadian artists, 2006 WINNER of the MIXTAPE MASSACRE intro contest in which 9th's song "CKLNVEY" is featured every Saturday 1-4 PM on the legendary 88.1 CKLN timeslot. 9th has also been featured several times on the's 'CHOICE CUTS' showcase which features some of the best hiphop music coming out of the country.

9th Uno Unassociated Press is a street album featuring some of hip hop's most celebrated producers and DJ's, such as Marco Polo and Moss. Ladies love him, the streets respect him, and the most critical of official hip hop heads praise him.

01. Intro
02. Terrorists
03. Eye Of The Storm (Prod By Vokab)
04. Dont Get It Twisted (Prod By Moss)
05. Vices (Prod By Moss)
06. The Drill
07. Rize Up (Prod By Beatwyze)
08. Killyourself Feat D-Sisive (Prod By Moss
09. The Whole 9 (Prod By 9thuno)
10. Sleep (Prod By Marco Polo)
11. Letter P
12. The Machine (Prod By Beatwyze)
13. Press (Prod By Beatwyze)
14. Angst (Prod By Beatwyze)
15. Backbone
16. Bringin It Feats Shylow (Prod By 9thuno)
17. Paper Think Feat Tyranny
18. Get Your Mind Right (Prod By Arkeologists)
19. Priceless
20. For Free (Prod By Amir)
21. Monsters Ink Feat Tyranny (Prod By Arythmetic)
22. Outro

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Since the release of his first full length album, Irreversible, Grieves has been called a breath of fresh air, a breakaway phenomenon, and a lyrical mastermind. Touring constantly, Grieves stunned crowds all over the country with his distinctive voice, lyrical precision, and unparalleled style. Following Grieves' encouraging reception and a stint on the CMJ Top 20 Hip Hop charts, fans speculated on what would be next for the emergent artist.
88 Keys and Counting is the response. A joint venture with friend and renowned Seattle based producer, Budo, 88 Keys is a matured record with themes that will challenge fans old and new alike. Armed with a distinct and fluid sound that will delight your ears and rouse your cerebrum, Grieves' second effort is not to be overlooked.

01. Intro
02. Catapults
03. Kings
04. October in the Graveyard
05. Dead in the Water
06. Live in the Hive
07. Gwenevieve
08. Identity Cards (feat. Luckyiam)
09. Nature vs. Nurture
10. Lock Down
11. Learning How To Fall
12. The March
13. Greedy Bitch
14. Cloud Man
15. Eciting the Hive
16. 88 Keys & Counting

(All tracks produced by Budo)

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Friday, January 23, 2009 | Posted in

Here's a new track by everyone's favorite metal-faced super-villan DOOM (previously of MF prefix).

The track BALLSKIN is taken from his forthcoming solo album 'BORN LIKE THIS.' More info soon... Stay tuned.

Listen/Download: Doom - Ballskin
Friday, January 23, 2009 | Posted in ,,,,

Kee & Zee-
And here is the first free taste of whats to come packaged in a dope free EP called 'Prelude To Drive', which is a 9 track digi mixtape produced by ya boys Kee & Zee. Packed with our left field production steez, we also enlisted a group of talented folks to help out with this project such as Supastition (Kam Moye), Torae, Night Clubber Lang, The A.V.E., Mario Dones, Khizman, Surreal, Fortilive, K-Hill, Tiffany Paige, & T. Skyy. Pretty power packed for a free EP, right? Shiet wait till the Ridin High LP (Feb 24th)! But until then, peep the tracklisting and download this joint for you and your friends, and if you don't like it 100% money back guarantee!!

1. Letcha Sole Vibe (Instrumental)
2. Exclusive Shit feat. Supastition
3. Saturday feat. Torae & Tiffany Paige
4. Never Again feat. T. Sky & Khizman
5. Ridin High Interlude
6. More Than Corners feat. K-Hill
7. Government Names feat. Khizman
8. Tryna Jock My Steelo feat. Night Clubber Lang
9. Old E. feat. Surreal, Fortlive, Da Evangillest, the A.V.E. & Mario Dones

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Friday, January 23, 2009 | Posted in ,,

01. Intro
02. For The Knuckleheadz
03. Neva Change
04. Mob Story
05. What To Do
06. New York, Ny
07. Double Dutch
08. Come-N-Play
09. Ate Sixin (Fear Billy G)
10. Eyes Red (Feat Rich Mo)
11. 2 Words
12. Hit Em (Feat Vast Aire & Swave Sevah)
13. Whatever
14. Up In The Section (Feat Karniege)
15. Root Beer Float
16. Don'T Want Nun (Feat Dom Pachino Of Wu-Tang's Killarmy)
17. Late At Night
18. Remember The Times
19. Gin-N-Jewce (Feat Billy G)
20. Ghost In A Shell
21. No Amateur
22. R.E.M. (Feat Hangar 18)
23. Brush Ya Molars Off

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Friday, January 23, 2009 | Posted in ,,

Born in New York City, raised in its public school system during the city's infamous '80's crack epidemic, Double AB, indeed has a story to tell. "Growing up in New York you're exposed to all these different characters and situations," AB explains. "I want my music to reflect all the different sides of my personality and the city i grew up in...'cause one directly affected the other."

An MC since age eleven, Double AB slowly built a reputation for rocking the mic at local parties and small time venues. By his teenage years he had garnished the interest of radio stations and national publications. In the fall of '98 Double AB's demo came into the hands of those who worked for Blaze Magazine, a subsidiary of Vibe. Impressed, they quickly invited AB to compete in their next "Blaze Battle", hip-hop's premiere MC battle venue at the time. Entering as a nobody, he left with respect as one of four semi-finalists, defeating some of underground rap's most beloved heroes to get there. Double AB fielded several offers from labels that night, and was even invited back a year later for Blaze's "Best of the Best" battle, where he again impressed the crowd by putting more battle victories under his belt. In the spring of '01 he was invited by MTV to battle two competitors at once in the live Direct Effect freestyle battle. Viewed by millions the appearance brought notoriety to Double A, for his slick metaphors and dead on hilarious punch lines. AB would return to MTV in battle mode once again, appearing in the network's first ever large scale MC battle, in late may '03. Out of the whopping 1000 competitors, AB used his wit and seasoned battle experience to earn himself a spot in the top 10 MC's. Having proved his ability in the battle arena Double AB devoted the rest of his time to making songs.

Weary of record label politics, he Released his first full length album, "New York Minute", in 2002 on his own label imprint, which went on to sell a few thousand copies. For his next release he teamed with Bronx bred producer/DJ/rapper Scram Jones, known for his production work for artists such as Notorious B.I.G., The Clipse, Mariah Carey and Lloyd Banks, just to name a few. Scram agreed to host AB's '05 mixtape, "Blazed & Amused", which featured guest spots from underground legends such as Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox, Dom Pachino of Wu-Tang's Killarmy, and Hangar 18. Talk to any Double AB fan. He will confirm that once hooked on AB's music it's impossible not to fiend for more. And Double AB's lyrical intoxicant gets more and more potent with every batch. Word.

01. NY Minute
02. All Day Long
03. Late At Night
04. Game Of Chess
05. Remember The Times
06. Drunk Or High
07. Apology
08. Foul Rap
09. Phony Wrestlers
10. Man Who’s Trapped
11. Hurt Again
12. Theme Song
13. Heart vs Mind
14. After The Light

This is Double A.B.'s first release, completely independent and sold literally out the trunk of his car. If you heard his brilliant second album "The Diesel" which was released last year, then you know this cat got mad skills so don't sleep on this little gem, it's ill as fuck so please show some support for this guy!!!

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Friday, January 23, 2009 | Posted in ,,,

"THE RE-ROUTE" is a remix of their 2007 album, The Scenic Route and features remixes from some of hip-hop's best known and unknown progressive producers!

01. The Scenic Route (Doug Life Remix)
02. Flashback to Stardom (DJ Spinna Remix)
03. Pops Said (Nicolay Remix)
04. Epiphany (DJ Nu Mark Remix)
05. Between Earth And Sky (Joe Beats Remix)
06. Bubble (Stoerok Remix)
07. Square 1 (Cool Calm Pete Remix)
08. Blue Ice (Mekalek Remix)
09. Walk In The Park (Damu Remix)
10. Aim High (Newman Remix)
11. Katana (Aeon Remix)
12. One Shine (K Murdock Arturian Remix)
13. The Missing (Panacea Remix)


But if you still wanna show luv you can cop the album via any of the links below!

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Thursday, January 22, 2009 | Posted in ,,,

Contribution X and Medic are 8th Platoon. Grimy Underground Hip Hop from the streets of Long Beach, Featuring: Christ Apostle, Bomshot, Rasul Allah (Lost Children of Babylon), and Portarock.

Originally formed with numerous members from the Los Angeles area, 8th Platoon is now comprised of Contribution X (MC) and Medic aka Habitual (producer). The album is heavily reflective of the streets of Long Beach and the countless shows/ciphers the crew has rocked over the years. The lyrical presence over the grimy beats provided by Medic, is reminiscent of late 90's era Hip Hop where the art of rhyme'n, dj'n, break'n, and graffiti was a way of life.

1.8th Platoon Grow (Feat. Christ Apostle)
2.Bloody Tarantulas (Feat. Rasul Allah & Bomshot)
3.War Of Calamity
4.Battle Shogun (Feat.Portarock)
5.Big Guns (Feat. Bomshot)
6.Chess Pieces
7.Harvestor Of Death (Feat. Portarock) / Real Life (Bonus Track)

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