Detroit MC/Producer Magnif drops “The Shining Pt. 2” (produced by J Dilla) a leak off his forthcoming debut solo project, “MagnifIAm.” Ten years ago, “The Shining Pt. 1” was released as a 12” single; with Dilla on the beat and the scratches. Cuts by DJ TJ the King on this one (the beat from the late great J).
The dopeness down south is out, courtesy of Birmingham (Alabama, USA) crew The Green Seed. Great expo by Isabel Imperatore of Spin magazine online who declares that they “plant a new D.A.I.S.Y. Age on their refreshing, socially conscious debut effort “Drapetomania.” The Green Seed consists of frontmen R-Tist and C.O.M.P.L.E.T. with dual turntablers DJ FX and DJ Jeff-C back ‘em up with the boom-bap break beats and soul samples. The result, a respectful revisitation to classic backback rap stylings with a 21st century spin. Rhyming about everything from the uber-pervasive Internet to Jude Law, The Green Seed gives you pretty much everything you need in their 13-track offering. Check out the Spin writeup and album stream below.
Don’t put squares in your circle.
Yup. This Face and Ak jawn “The Exit Plan” is rrrrrough! Ominous beat track (by Cardiak) full of that Biggie ‘Crack Commandments’ type of advice on living that life. Press play for some of this real rawness off the upcoming “Deeply Rooted” LP.
Latest leak off the REKS & Hazardis Soundz collaborative album “Eyes Watching God” (out now). This is REKS with Noreaga & Saigon on the Hazardis Soundz production entitled “Garvey.” Get the single and LP below whenever you like.
Usher obviously found a winner when he found that “Good Kisser” he sang about. Well, we got a winner when DJ Jaycee put his special powers on the song for this Straight Tongue Remix. Straight Tongue kiss… reminisce over your last one while you play this track (you’ll get the reference when the music drops). Dope mix!
FREE download below. Take a copy to go (another no-brainer)!
Unity! That’s what it’s all about.
Domingo on the beat. The Kris spitting positivity on the track. Domingo has a compilation album with Channel Live (Hakim and Tuffy) and The Blast Master KRS-ONE on the way. Should be good; like this first leak “Hip Hop Is One.”
CyHi The Prynce …and Scotty ATL, Marian Mereba, and Andre ‘GC’ Fennell… get down on this “Good Night” remix (produced by Watson The Great, Tec Beatz, Roark Bailey, and Andre Fennell)! Get it FREE at the link.
That’s a hella cute pic of SZA for the “Moodring” (produced by Felix Snow) artwork. The track is crazy dope. Crazy story behind it, too…
I wrote “Moodring” the night I opened for Coldplay. I hadn’t slept in two and half days due to anxiety. After the show, I drank every bottle of champagne Chris Martin [and] the band gave us that night, with Thundercat and my band. Great f*cking time.
Check for the single on DJ Kitty Cash’s mixtape “Love The Free II” (due out July 22, 2014). Cash would likely categorize this cut as progressive R&B (sounds ‘alternative’ to be certain).
Dope remix by DJ A1 for the Badu back in the day hit “Tyrone.” So bouncy. Make you wanna step to this. Enjoy a few spins. Get a FREE download over there, too.
DOWNLOAD: ERYKAH BADU – TYRONE (DJ A1 REMIX)
I love myself too much, bay, to let you treat me any kinda way…
– Claudette Ortiz
It’s like Claudette (yeah, from R&B Divas: Los Angeles) had ‘em put the funkiest percussion-driven track possible… so she could ladle lover’s lament over it. Had to do this track separate from the writing. Unconventional R&B. Hey, R. Kelly sang truth when he quipped, “When a woman’s fed up…” Claudette put that ‘fed up’ energy into this “Automatic” single. Check it out.
The start and end samples though… from the “Terminator” movie (ah… now the hook makes sense: there’s a “Storm Coming”). Rah Digga will have heads hollering ‘Message!’ on this one. Sure sex sells, but it’s gonna come down to rhymes in the end! Moreover, emcees (esp. females) Rah admonishes you to get your lives together.
F#ck cocacaine. Fame is a hell of a drug! How far you gone go trying to get that buzz? How many you gone f#ck trying to get that plug? In the future are you still gone get that love?
And the Chuck D outro…no more silence, just guidance. Take heed. Listen.
Grilchy 808′s flip of “SumOfItsParts” off MarQ Spekt and Blockhead’s album is a work of off-the-wall audio art. Touched it up with a Sir Mix-A-lot “Posse On Broadway” sample … yielding a ‘different’ track that still allows Spekt to stomp around on it. The full-length “JustPlayWitIt” is due out July 29, 2014.
“Yourz Truly” (produced by The Tucker Brothers) will be featured on the forthcoming project from Royce Castro (chello!) project entitled “The Rollz Royce Chronicles” (due out September 28, 2014). Of course, you got some things to do before the big project drops: Get the FREE download for “Yours Truly” below AND check out that “Rebel 4 Life” (production also done by The Tucker Brothers) we linked below, too… AND study up on Castro’s latest moves AND get his mobile app at Roycecastro.com
Now… you cannot say we didn’t give you something (lots) today. Enjoy!
Another installment of the timeless DJ Doo Wop Coolout series. This time I’m giving ya’ll nothing but smooth music from the year 2000. Enjoy.
- DJ Doo Wop
Classics and blends with Musiq Soulchild, Ruff Endz, Jaheim, Common, Joe, Outkast, Lil Mo and more.
Nice one, SoulBounce. Marvin Gaye’s classic “Sexual Healing” with a twist a la Studio Rio.
The remixed track is part of “Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection,” an innovative compilation of 12 classic songs from American artists such as Nina Simone, The Isley Brothers, Sly & the Family Stone, Bill Withers and many others reimagined as samba recordings. The entire album is full of melodic rhythms capturing the spirit and soul of Brazilian music. Press play on Studio Rio’s “Sexual Healing” for a sample of what “The Brazil Connection” is serving.
Got that iTunes link for “The Brazil Connection” for you below.
Formerly known as 1/2 of the rap group Blahzay Blahzay alongside DJ PF Cuttin, the emcee formerly known as ‘Outloud’ drops some new music under his new alias ‘Blahz’. It appears Blahz revisits the 1995 ‘Blahzay Blahzay’ classic ‘Danger’ with this new joint for 2014 called ‘OMG BKLYN’. Stream and grab a FREE download of this BK BLAHZ jawn now. Summer anthem for the borough set to blaze the Hip-Hop world.
There’s a race to define what the new Brooklyn sound is. “OMG BKLYN” the ‘new Brooklyn’ community an anthem to define that sound while keeping that authentic Brooklyn feel.
Featuring additional vocals from Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter. Produced by Avery ‘Avenue’ Chambliss. Mixed by PF Cuttin.
What it is is G.O.O.D. Music. A collab between Common and Big Sean called “Diamonds” seems right. A rare gem to be admired worldwide. A good look – and sound – though “Nobody’s Smiling” … the LP is dropping July 22, 2014.