01 - Cradle Orchestra - Food for Thoughts (feat. O.C.)
02 - Focus - Homage to Premier (feat. Stat Quo, Phonte & Royce Da 5'9)
03 - Blaq Poet - Too Strong (prod. by DJ Premier)
04 - Raekwon - Wu Ooh (ft. Method Man & Ghostface Killah)
05 - Cappadonna - Pistachio (ft. Lounge Lo, King Just & Lugar)
06 - Earatik Statik - Tearz (prod. by Pete Rock)
07 - U-N-I - Half Off (ft. Evidence)
08 - RADIx - Gameday (prod. by Insight)
09 - Analogic - God Body Flow (ft. Naledge & A. Pinks)
10 - Finale - One Man Show (prod. by Black Milk)
11 - Braille & S1 - That's My Word (ft. Theory Hazit)
12 - CunninLynguists - Never Come Down (The Brownie Song)
13 - Big Tone - A Song Called Triumph (ft. Blu)
14 - Syntax - Make It (ft. Tactic One) (prod. by M-Phazes)
15 - Cesar Comanche - Choose (prod. by 9th Wonder)
16 - Keelay & Zaire - Government Names (ft. Khizman)
17 - Saigon & Statik Selektah - The Rules
18 - Verbal Kent - Remove the Gag (ft. Ill Bill & Wordsworth)
19 - Rasco - Classic
20 - House Of Repz - U Gotta Love Us (DJ Premier's Dark Remix)
21 - Panacea - One Shine (K-Murdock Arturian Remix)
01 - Cradle Orchestra - Food for Thoughts (feat. O.C.)
Scholarman Has been supplying quality EP’s for a while now & His latest carries on his rich vein of form. I'll post his previous lyrical exploits in a future post. Thanks for the email Bro. Pick it Up Pick It Up!
1.Tell Myself I'm Happy feat. Mike Maven
Produced by Shuko
2.Can't Ignore It ft. Punchline & Wordsworth
Produced by Muneshine
Produced by Muneshine
Produced by Kev Sakoda
5.The Day After feat. Animal Cracka
Produced by A.D.
6.Guerrilla Music ft. Animal Cracka, 6th Sense, Emilio Rojas
Produced by Frequency
As you can see, this guys got a ear for quality. He’s just as gifted on the MIC too. This tracklist should be enough.
How the hell did I not know that these existed. After their nice mixtape came out last year, I had pretty much forgotten about 9th Wonders young charges. That was until I was flicking my way through facebook and found these guys on there with these available to download. There nice & you’d be silly to ignore freeness anyway. Click the pics (or below) peeps. Enjoy!
Eloquence & Truth are proof that, Sonically, Aussie Hip Hop is a force to be reckoned with. Quality samples, Ill drums & microphone dexterity to be proud of. These guys are the real deal. Enjoy!
01.) Intro (Produced By Kon and Amir)
02.) Shine (Produced By The Alchemist)
03.) Pressure (Produced By Pete Rock)
04.) Your Welcome (Produced By 9th Wonder)
05.) Let Go (Produced By Madlib)
06.) Full Time Job (Produced By Pete Rock)
07.) Just Venting (Produced By Khyrsis)
08.) For The Websites (Produced By Black Milk)
09.) What's Next? (Interlude)
10.) Going Out Of Style (Produced By Pete Rock)
11.) The Forefront (Produced By Bronze Nazareth)
12.) Wasted Potential (Produced By DJ Premier)
13.) Snakes In The Grass (Produced By Khyrsis)
14.) For The Hell Of It (Produced By Easy Mo Bee)
15.) Gravity (feat. Gorillaz) (Produced By Gorillaz)
16.) Unexclusively Exclusive (Outro)
Wow, the production credits on this one is crazy. Only a fool is gonna leave this one alone. Dub MD does it again & Spectacula is one nice MC. Enjoy!
I really like future prospects in boxing, just like everyone else, when a young and upcoming fighter, who is not only hungry and determined, but also skillful, it gets me very excited. I want to jump into a time machine and go forward 5 years to see how they have progressed, but patients is a virtue or whatever they say but im an impatient person. Well, Super Middleweight Commonwealth champion Nathan Cleverly is one of those boxers.
The other night he only needed 130-odd seconds to dispose of Samson Onyango, this was his second defence and he made it in style. Bone crunching body shots caused the Kenyan to crumble under the pressure.
The young boxer is under the tutelage of none other than Enzo Calzaghe, who calls Cleverly the true future of british boxing over Amir Khan (who fights Marco Antonio Barrera on the 14th of March), but of course he would, wouldn't he?
Cleverly has everything needed of him to reach a world title shot, and he possesses the skills to win it. Following in the footsteps of his trainers son, Joe Calzaghe, and what makes this kid more exciting is the way he boxes.
Cleverly looks to be be eyeing up Dean Francis now to add the british Lonsdale title to his credentials. I wish him the best and I know he will be going on to big, big things.
I had heard of these guys a while ago but never followed up on them. Until i received this little gem of a mixtape in the mail. You’ll know most of the beats & the entertainment (& laugh out loud) factor these guys possess will have you checking their site for more of the same. The flow on the EP is just as nice over original beats (& quality ones too). Don’t sleep!
Read the tracklist…
2. Showtime (produced by Statik selektah)
3. Hip Hop (produced by J. Depina)
4. Real MC
5. Dolla Bills ft. Jane Nithrow (prod. by AraabMuzik)
6. Money Over Here ft. Vic Damone (prod. by AraabMuzik)
7. Damn (prod. by illmind)
8. Fresh ft. RaTheMC (prod. by Gabe Real)
9. Way 2 Go
10. My Life (prod. By AraabMuzik)
11. Speedlights ft. Chachi Carvahlo (prod. By J. Depina)
12. Marry You ft. Naledge of Kidz In The Hall (prod. By AraabMuzik)
13. Be Cool skit
14. Loaded Gun (prod. By AraabMuzik)
15. Another Day (prod. By J. Depina)
16. Cold World Pt 2 ft. Termanology (prod. By Statik Selektah)
…& if you still don’t get the urge to click the link (or the pic) then it’s your loss. Enjoy!
UK Stand Up!!!
This man’s got his game right. Showcasing what we over here have to offer. All shores take heed. And it’s free. Enjoy.
Aussie Hip Hop stand up. I’ve been checking for Hip Hop from down under for a while. Just finished listening to this bit of freeness & I highly recommend it. There are 3 different versions of it too. Check It Out
So once again, a late night excursion in my back room sitting infront of the box watching setanta sports at silly o clock in the morning, accompanied by my drunken brother who was rather excited, that he hadnt missed the fight. It was worth it though. If not for the main event....Darchinyan - Arce, which im not going to look at today, but instead the undercard bout, a superb fight, for the NABO lightweight title, between Antonio DeMarco another Mexican fighter who looks like he will dominate the lower weight divisions over the coming years and Kid Diamond, the brash and bouncy wild fighter from somewhere in Europe I cant pronounce. The fight started off somewhat awkward, DeMarco's southpaw stance imposing its frustration upon Kid Diamond, who, at times, found a way through DeMarco's tight defense with his wild flashy hands. The first few rounds were back and forth but Kid Diamond seemed to land the harder punches and looked like, if he could keep up his pace, he would take the fight to DeMarco and set the rhythm. DeMarco was too much though, as it seemed to me that Diamond couldnt utilise his game plan to its full effect. DeMarco was quick, but his head movement early on in the fight worried me, and he wasnt using his jab, which is very effective against a boxer like Diamond who likes to take the fight on the inside. Diamond was the agressor for the the first 7 rounds, and he was on the front foot constantly, proving a very hard target for DeMarco, bobbing and weaving, his defense possessed as much flair as his offense. DeMarco found his rhythm though, pumping the jab and keeping Diamond at bay during the later stages of the fight. Fuelling, in my opinion, Diamonds frustration, which led him to throw some wild shots, and thus it was this mistake that gave DeMarco to deliver crunching lefts to the body of Diamond along with some very nice combinations during the 9th, using his jab to set up his harder left hand to full effect, rocking Diamonds head and taking control. Diamond was unable to come out for the 10th. An enraptured DeMarco celebrated the best fight of his career so far.
I’ve given up explaining how good my man mixes are.
01 - Spon - Do It Again (feat. PK The Gift & Kay)
02 - Ali Vegas - Everyday Iz War (prod. by DJ Premier)
03 - Rapper Big Pooh - The Comeback (prod. by Khrysis)
04 - Scram Jones - Yes We Can (feat. Rhymefest, Saigon & Haffa)
05 - Shaya - It's Like That (prod. by 9th Wonder)
06 - Panacea - Pops Said (Nicolay Remix)
07 - Keelay & Zaire - Saturday (feat. Torae & Tiffany Paige)
08 - Skit Slam & The Beatnikz - Just Like You (feat. Sticky Fingaz & Cymarshall Law)
09 - Armyfatique - Superstar Rap (feat. Access Immortal)
10 - Ill Poetic - Souled Out (feat. Eternia & Reef The Lost Cauze)
11 - Torae - Hat’s Off (prod. by Eric. G)
12 - Strong Arm Steady - Give It Up (feat. Guilty Simpson & Talib Kweli)
13 - Invincible - The Emperor's Clothes
14 - RA the MC - Get Me (feat. Fred Knuxx, Balance & Wordsmith)
15 - ScholarMan - Maryland to UK (prod. by Jone$y)
16 - Seven - Never Leavin' a Trace (feat. Equinox & Supastition) (prod. by MIDIMarc)
17 - Reks - System (prod. by DJ GI Joe)
18 - Granite State - Societies Ill (prod. by Statik Selektah)
19 - The Misanthropist - Vanquish (feat. Pumpkinhead, Royce Da 5'9'' & Kashal-Tee)
20 - The Recordkingz (a.k.a. The Creators) - Heat (feat. Mobb Deep)
21 - Termanology - Pay Jay (feat. Big Pooh, Chaundon & Joe Scudda) (prod. by J Dilla)
22 - Nicolay & Kay - As the Wheel Turns (feat. Raw Poetic) (K-Murdock Remix)
I can’t for the life of me remember where i found this. It’s been sitting on my ipod for about 2 weeks & only listened to it today because i happened to be browsing the albums list on my Ipod. Silly me for not checking for it sooner. My congrats to Vaporized on a superb job. Got any more for us? Enjoy!
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I recently read a write up on another UK blog. It was basically a verbal barrage at the state of UK Hip Hop & those at the forefront of it. It was said that one of the main reasons why our music over here is not in a more recognised position is that our MC spit the same old rhymes over the same old beats & the cycle is never ending. I would reply by saying that: If you want to see UK versions of This Is Why i’m Hot, My Neck, My Back or Laffy Taffy then go find the artists to make it happen. I would much rather our artists are not infected with that virus & have it spread throughout our scene. Maintaining our own sound has to be a priority. Remember back in the days of UK heads using US accents. We don’t want a beat making alternative do we. Or would you rather them be adding to our knife crime situation instead of writing rhymes & layering kicks. Support good music, it’s really not that difficult.
Hence I introduce the Associated Minds crew. You’ve seen me drop a few snippets from these guys before. But I really like what these guys are about so i’ve decided to put some of those snippets of that niceness in one post.
I had to say a few words about this one. An eerie hula sample played at different speeds at various times. Topped up by Mud & Ralph painting some off key, but laugh out loud verbal pictures. If the Monsters Inc. project is real, and this is what we can expect from it, then I for one cannot wait.
This bunch of talented individuals & their labelmates deserve all the shine is coming their way. If it exists bros I;m waiting to hear this Monsters inc. stuff & Ralph you need to drop an album man! Don’t sleep on these guys people. Listen, Enjoy & check out the site.
Dub MD & Illmind with Volume 2
01.) Mic Legacy - Larry Davis (Produced by Illmind)
02.) D-Black - Hold Up (Gangsta Shit) (Produced by Illmind)
03.) 50 Cent - Who Run It (feat. Eminem, Cashis & Lloyd Banks) (Produced by Illmind)
04.) Heltah Skeltah - So Damn Tuff (feat. Buckshot & Ruste Juxx) (Produced by Illmind)
05.) Scarface - It's Not A Game (Produced by Illmind)
06.) Thoth - MA To The West (feat. Oh No) (Produced by Illmind)
07.) Naps N Dreds - Bully! (feat. Kool G Rap) (Produced by Illmind)
08.) Diamond D - Don't Beg (Produced by Illmind)
09.) Pumpkinhead - Of The Same Air (feat. Talib Kweli) (Produced by Illmind)
10.) Fortilive - Trunk Pop Music (Produced by Illmind)
11.) Project Heights - Champion (feat. Rakaa Iriscience & Noelle Scaggs) (Produced by Illmind)
12.) Sleek - Hi New Orleans (Produced by Illmind)
13.) Che Grand - Streets (Produced by Illmind)
14.) Starrs & Murph - Damn (Produced by Illmind)
15.) Bambu - Quit (Produced by Illmind)
16.) Above Ave - Root Of All Evil (Wake Up) (Produced by Illmind)
17.) Grynch - A Dream Undeferred (Produced by Illmind)
18.) Kingdom (The Movement) (Swaggerboy, Kilo & Problem Child) - Heartache (Produced by Illmind)
19.) Naturel - Love To The World (Produced by Illmind)
20.)Blitzkrieg (Bee Lavish, Quayluds, D-Minus & Contra) - Ruling Elite (Produced by Illmind)
21.) Megaciph - War (Produced by Illmind)
22.) Mister RP - Diamonds Aren't Enough (Produced by Illmind)