J Dilla would have been 40 years old today February 7th. As people around the world celebrate the greatness of the Detroit producer & emcee James Yancey aka Jay Dee aka J Dilla, his brother Illa J & the remaining members of Slum Village (T3 & Young RJ), let loose this joint appropriately titled ‘Yes Yes’. ‘Yes Yes’ is fitting as fans are happy to know Slum Village has a new album coming featuring more J Dilla production from the period when he was going by the name Jay Dee. Black Milk & Young RJ are also expected to provide some musical soundscapes as well. Rest in Peace J Dilla Dawg!
You might remember EYJAI from the collab we posted here with the homie Aleon Craft a good bit back. Well, he’s back; co-piloting a cut with his buddy Cuudy Broun. Here’s the video to “Outro” (spoken word piece by EYJAI. Cuudy’s project – “Carolina Excellence” (out now) is full of what that trill hop. Get it FREE via the link below.
DOWNLOAD: CUUDY BROUN – CAROLINA EXCELLENCE
Phil Beaudreau continues to impress me with his music ever since I’ve been following his work. In fact, this song ‘Anyway’ produced by Dawaun Parker off of Mr. Beaudreau’s new full-length project “Ether” that’s available now, I first heard in January of 2013. It’s about time the L.A. based singer dropped a visual clip to further propel awareness of his talent as supporters like myself have been playing his music on my radio show & posting various joints up on various websites. Nothing too crazy extravagant with this Charley Mac & Phil Beaudreau self-directed video but even in its minimalism, just like the song itself, it doesn’t take much to really hit home.
DOWNLOAD: PHIL BEAUDREAU – ETHER (ALBUM)
Atlanta based emcee Small Eyez gets busy over some dope ass Alchemist production that initially appeared on the Step Brothers – “Lord Steppington” collabo album with fellow producer & emcee Evidence. This freestyle right here is a great combination like Reese’s Peanut Butter & Chocolate. Small Eyez is indeed ‘radiating’ excellence over this jawn right here…
Fabolous drops a brand new video from his ‘The Soul Tape 3′ project he released in December. This new single ‘Thim Slick‘ clip featuring R&B singer Jeremih also features a cameo from R&B singer/songwriter Teyana Taylor. The video serves as one of a few visual appetizers to the Brooklyn emcee’s upcoming album ‘Loso’s Way 2: Rise To Power’.
DOWNLOAD: FABOLOUS – THE SOUL TAPE 3
It’s so cold in the ‘D’ but Detroit producer & emcee Black Milk is hitting us with some sure fire heat for the winter. It was just a few months ago when Black Milk released his “No Poison, No Paradise” project and now he’s already gearing up to drop a new project called “Glitches In The Break” due May 4th. “Cold Day” is the first official single from the forthcoming ‘Glitches In The Break’ EP that will be released digitally on March 4 followed by a 12″ vinyl format on Record Store Day, April 19. Digital pre-order is available now via the Detroit musician’s Bandcamp page.
DIGITAL PRE-ORDER: BLACK MILK – GLITCHES IN THE BREAK (EP)
Brand new banger from two of my all-time favorite hardcore hip hop groups…. Brooklyn’s M.O.P. and Queensbridge’s finest Mobb Deep. This brand new single ‘Street Certified’ with Havoc & Prodigy will appear on Billy Danze & Lil Fame’s upcoming M.O.P. album, executive produced by DJ Premier, and to be released sometime in the near future. For now just bang this out at high volume! Fiyaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!
Amerigo Gazaway with the series featuring collaborations that never were. First up: Combining content from Brooklyn’s own Yasiin Bey (f.k.a. Mos Def) and late soul legend Marvin Gaye. It’s a dream collaboration project entitled “Yasiin Gaye.” Check out the teaser for the project above.
DOWNLOAD: MARVIN GAYE X YASIIN BEY – ‘YASIIN GAYE’
Pharoahe Monch is a bad mutha-shut-yo-mouf … Haa! On the way he’s got his fourth LP, “PTSD” (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). For it, Pharoahe is taking on the persona of an emcee battling through severe anxiety… an independent artist weary from battling the industry machine and from fighting the plight of being a black man in America. Boasting guest appearances from artists like Black Thought and Talib Kweli, and production from the likes of Marco Polo and Quelle Chris, “PTSD” should be a must get on most Hip-Hop heads’ lists. Here’s a sample from the plate – “Bad MF.”
Danger Mouse and James Mercer (recording together as Broken Bells) are dropping a second alternative rock album entitled “After The Disco.” Check out the title track (of 11) below. We also included a link for you to pre-order the album (due out February 4, 2014).
Top shelf producer 9th Wonder has presided over the rise of his Jamla Records to one of America’s preeminent indie music labels. Offering an exhibit of the dopeness the North Carolina label has to offer, Jamla dropped a mixtape, “Jamla is the Squad.” Besides the full compliment of Jamla artists, the compilation boasts features from BJ The Chicago Kid, Lecrae, Pete Rock, Phonte, Talib Kweli and more. Stream it and get it now, below.
We don’t have to be slaves to money, but in the immortal words of Rakim….”Still don’t nothing move but the money.” Even so we ‘learn to earn because we’re righteous’ & the most righteous emcee himself J-Live reminds us that ‘Money Matters’ which his new self-directed video shot in Atlanta featuring a few cameos from writer & director Rahiem Shabazz & Atlien producer/emcee Yamin Semali. ‘Money Matters’, produced by Oddisee, is the first single from J-Live’s upcoming album entitled “Around The Sun” on his Mortier Music label.
“B!tches ain’t sh&t, and n!ggas ant neither. Damn. But what about the kids?”
To put out his latest – “I Shot Tha” – Sean Price rocks an oldie but goodie. Domingo refixing the EPMD “Strictly Business” beat (as it’s known to 90s Hip-Hop heads) which flips that Bob Marley classic “I Shot The Sheriff.” If you are wondering if it’s good, you haven’t been following P, especially as of late. Another lyrical murder. As he would say, “Unh, listen.”
Brooklyn & North Kakalaka reconnect on this very dope ‘At Night’ joint that could have been just some ’3am sh*t’ Buckshot & 9th Wonder put together at the last minute over a flipped Teddy P sample. Look for more bangers like this on the “Jamla Is The Squad” album dropping tomorrow January 28th hosted by Statik Selektah.
This is a rebroadcast episode of Atlanta’s premier hip hop radio show that aired live on Saturday night 1/25/14 from 10pm-1:00am EST on the 100,000 watt radio station WRFG 89.3 FM. The show is jam packed full of new & exclusive hip hop bangers that was broadcast just one day before the 56th Annual Grammy Awards & the NFL’s Annual Pro Bowl. It was necessary for us to disclose OUR own votes among the nominees for the 56th annual Grammy Awards as well as our thoughts on what’s going on in the NFL as the Pro Bowl & Super Bowl approaches. We were also joined by our friend & part-time co-host “DJ Yogi” who discussed his recent trip to London & his experience checking out the Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks game at the O2 arena in the UK. This is another stellar edition of the ‘Beatz & Lyrics Show with Jayforce!
This is another banger laced edition of the ‘Beatz & Lyrics Show with Jayforce! Click on the appropriate links for the complete tracklisting in each segment. Listen or download from above & below via itunes, the Podomatic page, or from the soundcloud page.
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