"A Different Kind Of Christmas Mixtape" | Tracklisting
01 The Intro (Seven Days To Jerusalem) by Audio Stepchild, Grandmaster Roc Raida
02 It Seems Like We Forgot by Da Product, J Bill$
03 Some Kentucky Bourbon On Christmas Eve by Buffalo Stille of Nappy Roots, 1st Blood
04 Nappy Holidays by Nappy Roots
05 The Grinch Theme by 1st Blood, Ty Healy, Renzo Charlez
06 I’m Coming Home To You by Sabrina, Smoove Gotti, Trakksounds
07 Holiday Wavy by Buffalo Stille of Nappy Roots, Renzo Charlez and Jerome “Bigfoot” Brailey of Parliament Funkadelic
08 Little Drummer Boy by Tanay Jackson (Michael Jackson's Niece)
09 One Winter Day by Echo, Lea Marie
10 Hey Santa Buffalo Stille of Nappy Roots, Junior Jackson, Major Payne
11 Even Santa Thinks I’m Cold by Stilmatic, Kevin "Dj Dev" Grisham
12 All I Want by Jordan Kelly, Audio Stepchild
13 Snow Bunny by Buffalo Stille of Nappy Roots and Jerome “Bigfoot” Brailey of Parliament Funkadelic
14 Christmas Time Again by Freshwadda Brooks
15 I’m Leaving You After Christmas by Staxx N Waxx, Michael Barber
16 Flossin Jolly by Big A LTA
17 Christmas in Carrington by 1st Blood, Ty Healy, Grandmaster Roc Raida
18 Hey Dad by Doc J, S.Hinds Jr
19 The Outro (Oh Holy Night In LA) by Pam Behan, Bondz of Bigfoot & Bondz
After taking the year off, Quanstar comes back with a vengeance with Yo Soy La Mierda: La Subida de un Hombre Negro on January 15th, 2013. Enlisting the assistance of longtime collaborators, LexZyne Productions, Quanstar takes listeners through an eclectic journey into his ego utilizing creative metaphors and allegory to braggadociously support the album’s title.
Stand out songs on Yo Soy La Mierda include:
“Kna Know” - A lyrical exercise over a bass-heavy, boom-bap sample ladened song that let’s listener’s know that no matter who they are...”they can’t be f!@#king with Quan”. The song is matched with an animation video directed and produced by Quanstar. http://soundcloud.com/quanstar/kna-know-1/s-vmFt4 .
Released on First Team Music and distributed through Halogen Records/InGrooves, Yo Soy La Mierda will be available for digital download on over 300 online retailers worldwide, including Itunes, Emusic, and Napster on January 15, 2013.
Guests include: Ghostface Killah, DJ Premier, Cappadonna, Roc Marciano, Vinnie Paz, Action Bronson, Oh No & Mr. MFN Esquire.
As Deck states, summing it all up: “When you see our face, you see the face of hip-hop, you see the face of music in this form. People do what they do—there's techno rap and all kinds of rap out there. But this is that speaking-real-words rap. Go ahead and dissect everything we're saying, you’ll get plenty out of it.”
Bronx-bred, Tampa-based emcee Rahim Samad presents the Jeff Osborne-directed music video for "Nothing To Gain", his new self-produced single from Justice/Reformation, his forthcoming album dropping February 2013. Raised down the block from Sedgwick Avenue, where Kool Herc started hip-hop years ago, Rahim released his first album Freedom/Resurrection in 2004, which Creative Loafing said made hip-hop "sound fresh all over again."
Audio Two's "Top Billin" is beyond classic. Even if you think you don't know it, the shit will sound familiar to anyone who's heard of rap music. My favorite thing about this song is that the lyrics are borderline awful at times; to wit, no one actually goes to jail for emcee assault (word to Pac and Biggie). But, none of that matters, due to the overall flavor. Purists might hate on this shit, saying I fucked with something that shouldn't be fucked with. Fuck 'em. Only the RZA can tell me what to do. This is an iconic song laced with 80s-era samples to get motherfuckers razin' the roof.
NEW MIXTAPE: Benny Banks - Patiently Waiting Vol. 2
Benny Banks completes a year of major progress – collaborations with Mac Miller and Dappy, as well as a growing online presence which includes 75,000 followers at Facebook and Twitter, as well as over 5 million YouTube views – by releasing his latest mixtape ‘Patiently Waiting Volume 2’ which is now available to download from his official site.
Being a Gemini is hard nowadays, especially with the uniquness and misunderstanding that comes along with it. Juven is no stranger to being misunderstood, creating his entire "Spaced Out" movement around that very concept.
Today, while our road dogs get a breather, they release the all new, non-album, bonus track “Parkour" to announce the release of their new limited edition wax (ivory vinyl w/ bonus 45 featuring two non-album cuts). This first bonus, named after the military training parkour where practitioners need to burst through an obstacle course using the terrain to gain advantage. In similar fashion, Guilty takes the terrain laid out by Apollo Brown and powers through it like a linebacker with a vengeance. The sound has a bit of an electronic tinge, something not so present on the official LP but very much welcome here.