Trail-blazing the collaboration between Dubstep and Hip-Hop, with stomach-pounding, bass-thumping beats, and gritty and grimy lyrics, this Double Disc with a deluxe 12-page booklet is going to be a true collector's item. Up & comers and A-list Dubstep producers alike contribute the musical underpinning for a goldmine of Wu-Tang verses from the vaults that feature Raekwon, Ghostface Killa, RZA, GZA, Method Man, U-God & Masta Killa, Wu affiliates Killah Priest, Bronze Nazareth, Prodigal Sunn, Solomon Childs & more, and guest spots from Busta Rhymes, MF Doom, Pimp C, Three 6 Mafia & many more. This one of a kind compilation is at the forefront of an emerging cultural and musical blend that is taking place on the margins of the mainstream, but will be talked about for years to come.
Check out the sleek 2-CD design and the deluxe booklet, that features a history of the Dubstep movement, along with biographies chronicling all the producers who participated in the project. This album is truly setting the tone for the future of independent and underground music movements, in both the hip-hop and electronic worlds.
Fresh off of signing his deal with Universal Republic, Black Dada, originally from Broward County, talks candidly about his home country of Haiti and performs his smash single "I'm A Zoe" in Tampa, FL for Wild 94.1's "Last Damn Show 11"
He also talks about the grind and gives advice for those that come from another country and make it the American Dream in the United States
"I'm A Zoe (Remix)" featuring Rick Ross & Birdman is currently impacting airwaves
"Bekay's name is far from a coincidence - when you say "Bekay" you say "BK" a/k/a Brookyn. This rising star of underground hip-hop has been repping his home to the fullest ever since he first stormed on the scene in December 2004 with "Where Brooklyn At?" featuring the late great Ol' Dirty Bastard. At the time I could be counted among the skeptics who thought Bekay was simply riding the coattails of a fellow Brooklynite without really being established in his own right, but in the five years that have followed Bekay's worked extra hard to prove he's his own man."
"It's not easy to say whether or not Admiral Crumple is headed for the red carpet or if he'll be the one sweeping it up after hip-hop's glitterati walk by. Does the Toronto based rapper have a cult following? It seems he does, though it's hard to determine the size. He's done at least one song with Cage, and thematically the only rapper he could compare to other than him is Necro. Crumple is not nearly as obsessed with raping corpses as the latter, but his self-produced beats aren't anywhere near as dope, so perhaps it's not such a good tradeoff."
Applejaxx :: Back 2 the Future :: Fadacy Music as reviewed by Patrick Taylor
"Applejaxx is a Boston-based rapper who released his debut album "Back 2 the Future." This showed up in my inbox, courtesy of his label. Normally I'd pass on Christian club rap, being a fan of neither Christian or club music, but there was something in what Applejaxx was doing that made me want to spend some time with it. First of all, there are the beats, supplied by T. Bizzy, Gregory "DreamChord" Thomas, and Luke Witherspoon III. As the title suggests, the emphasis is on futuristic beats, and the producers deliver. As with the Black Eyed Peas' last album, many of the beats on "Back 2 the Future" are inspired by dance music."
"The only thing truly definable about God-Des and She are that they are a lesbian musical duo. In terms of their music, they blur conventions in ways that make them difficult to accurately categorize. While stores will place the album "Three" in the Rap/Hip-Hop section, the music on the disc hints at Dance, Electronica and Pop as well. God-Des and She gained recognition based on their addition to the soundtrack of the Showtime show "L Word." The single "Lick It" from last year's "Stand Up" LP particularly propelled their popularity. The track is a sexual anthem in the same vein as Khia's "My Neck, My Back." The song strays from my personal taste, but has proven appealing to many."
"Continuing in our trend of offering exposure to the underexposed and often dope Australian hip-hop scene, please welcome Horrorshow to the main stage. They arrive a few days late for Halloween, but despite the name there's nothing horrifying about the combo of Adit on beats and Solo on rhymes. Let's start with the former. On only the second full length Horrorshow album to arrive in stores on either side of the Pacific, Adit shows himself to be a very adept producer, which could be (but probably isn't) the pun where his name comes from. "
Phillip Morris :: The Process of Addiction Has Its Costs :: Second Hand Music as reviewed by Eric Sirota
"The corporate-bashing, ironically-named, nerdcore Chicago producer/MC, Phillip Morris, is not beyond comparison, but the comparisons will not be helpful to those lacking an unhealthy obsession with hip-hop. He's a black Tim Fite, a good-natured Quasimoto, Vordul Mega with a sense of humor, Paul Barman with flow, etc., etc. These points of reference are not useful. They only became meaningful to me since I started prizing rap hipsterdom over social interaction, but, hey, if masturbating while listening to Digable Planets b-sides is wrong, then I don't want to be right. Say what you will, it hasn't been that long since I got laid. The point is, Phillip Morris's latest release, "The Process of Addiction has Its Costs," is fucking brilliant."
Sir Mix-A-Lot :: Swass :: NastyMix/American Recordings ** RapReviews "Back to the Lab" series ** as reviewed by Emanuel Wallace
"Before being crowned rap's quintessential ass man and labeled a one-hit wonder, the rapper, born Anthony Ray, had a handful of tunes that received their fair amount of play in the streets. Songs like "My Hooptie" and "Beepers" from the "Seminar" album come to mind. However, before that, Mix-A-Lot and his posse were "Swass" and wanted everyone to know it. When I was younger, I thought that "Swass" was an acronym for something, but as I grew older, I realized it was just another word to describe something sweet, fly, dope, and so forth."
"There's no shortage of work to be found on "Antenna" either, and no shortage of moods or styles either. In a way listening to "Antenna" reminds me of a Dilla beat tape, and that's meant as the high praise it sounds like. The chief difference between the two would be that while Dilla's beat example could often be under a minute in length, these play out like full songs sans rappers, even featuring breaks between wordless verses for a hook, which in cases like "Producer's Prayer" consists solely of samples. While titles can sometimes be meaningless on instrumental albums, that's not true for Odin, where each one implies a sound or style you'll be hearing."
South Circle :: Anotha Day Anotha Balla :: Suave House/Relativity ** RapReviews "Back to the Lab" series ** as reviewed by Matt Jost
"One Southern duo that came into existence before Field Mob, Playaz Circle, Youngbloodz, Ying Yang Twins, Dirty, Paul Wall & Chamillionaire, Little Brother, etc. was South Circle, consisting of Mr. Mike and Thorough. They were part of the Suave House foray in the mid-'90s, following in the footsteps of the label's trailblazers, Eightball & MJG. "Anotha Day Anotha Balla" is vintage Southern rap that doesn't necessarily fit current preconceptions about the region. Combining rap's cutthroat rhetoric with the aggressive attitude of the streets, South Circle's music often has the same dark undertones that you'll also find on '90s releases by Geto Boys, Three 6 Mafia or Eightball & MJG."
In celebration of the upcoming Slick Rick/Scarface/Goodie Mob reunion show (at B.B Kings on Friday Nov. 13th), The Audible Doctor & B.B. Kings have teamed up to bring you "The Hunt to Find 2009". We will be giving 10 free pairs of tickets away to the winners! THE HUNT STARTS TODAY!!
DETAILS: There are 3 items related to each of the 3 artists performing on the 13th. The items are hidden at 3 different locations around NYC. Your job is to figure out what the items are and be one of the first 10 people to bring your list of the 3 items to Fat Beats NY to receive your free pair of tickets.
The 3 Locations Are: Blades 659 Broadway (Bleeker & 3rd St) New York , NY 10012
Stussy 176 Spring St (Broadway & Thompson) and Burkina New York, NY 10012
Burkina 177 E Houston (Allen & Orchard) New York, NY 10002
Dont forget you must bring your list to:
Fat Beats NY 406 6th Ave, 2nd Floor (8th & 9th street) New York, NY 10011
Tonight we'll be doing a Hip-Hop Shop interview w/ Wordsmith the Microphone BULLY live at 9 PM EST at blogtalkradio.com/angrymarks to discuss his new album "Bridging the Gap" with Chubb Rock that drops on November 10th. Please be sure to join us at blogtalkradio.com/angrymarks at 9 PM EST, 8 Central but if you miss the live show the replay will be available on RapReviews this Tuesday. Immediately afterwards at 10 PM EST, 9 Central go to angrymarks.com/chat to hear K4D starring hip-hop producer The Cancer a/k/a Ric Atari and his friends mrob & Hollywood Shaun. Enjoy the shows!
Last year i was fortunate enough to be involved (via the homie Random) in a pretty dope remix project featuring Jay-Z's "American Gangster" album. The concept was simple, flip Jigga's acapellas to new, video-game sampled beats! The project contains 10 tracks which sample everything from Resident Evil to Final Fantasy to Castelvania! Feel free to go ahead and download the whole thing HERE! For preview sake, peep my personal favorite of the 3 remixes i did below, and see if you can figure out what classic game i used for it...
[Karneige wrecked havoc back when he was with Def Jux, but now that he is on his own, "Can I Kick It Vol. 2" serves a prelude to what this cat got to offer. This mixtape features productions done by Beatminerz, J-Kingz, the late Camu Tao, and Karneige himself. Can he kick it? Yes, he sho' can!]
Tracklisting: 01.) No Beginning (Produced By Karniege) 02.) Guess Who’s Back 03.) System Disrupt (Produced By Camu Tao) 04.) Check 1,2 (feat. L.T., Poison Pen & J-Zone) (Produced By Da Beatminerz) 05.) Hey Karni 06.) Spread The Word (Produced By Camu Tao) 07.) War Stories 08.) Kidz NYC (feat. Vast Aire) (Produced By Melodious Monk) 09.) Interlude (Produced By Karniege) 10.) Mush 11.) Welcome To New York (Produced By Thanos) 12.) How We Do Over Here 13.) Bang Bang (feat. Double A.B & Access Immortal) 14.) Catwalk (Produced By Lostsun of Armyfatique) 15.) Jimmy Swagger (feat. Marq Spekt) (Produced By Khalid Salaam) 16.) Hard Times (Produced By Camu Tao) 17.) Spread The Word (Remix) (Produced By Lostsun of Armyfatique) 18.) War Stories (Remix) (Produced By J-Kingz)
Gotham Green & Quickie Mart :: Haze Diaries Volume 2
[If you can't tell from the cover already, Gotham Green and Quickie brings hip-hop that's as rugged as their notepad. Frankly, if you're into folks who love hip-hop making joints together while smokin' joints, then you couldn't complain on this one.]
Tracklisting: 1. Intro 2. Triple Threat feat. Buff 1 & Tunji 3. Not Like Me 4. Nice As I Am feat. Freddie Gibbs 5. Chasin' The Money feat. AJ Gil 6. Gimmie The Money feat. Calvin Frazier & B. Heat 7. We Ain't In The Mood 8. Welcome Back feat. Malkovich & SumKid 9. Smoke Break feat. Nick Swardson 10. One Minute You're Here 11. You Gotta Be Kiddin' Me feat. El Prez 12. Put Them Hands Up feat. Know One 13. Back To Basics feat. Jabee & Truth Universal 14. It's Just A Game 15. Pick It Up feat. P-Rawb 16. Big Tipper feat. iamOmni 17. Couldn't Take It (Suicide Note)
Lil Cease & DJ Delz Presents Junior M.A.F.I.A. :: The Lost Files [Mixtape]
[Long story short, Junior M.A.F.I.A. was supposed to make release an album back in 2005, but for whatever reason (label problems, politics, etc), it was never brought into light...until now. Here's a Lil' Cease-approved mixtape with many unreleased Junior M.A.F.I.A. tracks for all of you to hear. Check it!]
Tracklisting: 1. Lil Cease – Intro 2. 1 2 3 (feat. Prodigy) 3. Get Up Stand Up 4. That’s What It Is (feat. Bun B) 5. Everyone’s A Snake 6. Goodtimes 7. Lil Cease – Speaks Part 1 8. Nothing Wrong (feat. Method Man) 9. Come Get Me (feat. Beanie Sigel & Memphis Bleek) 10. Money All The Time (feat. F.T) 11. Lil Cease – Speaks Part 2 12. Riot Music (feat. Peedi Crakk) 13. Bang Bang 14. Lil Cease – Outro
[They say "It's not what you know, it's who you know." Problem happens to know and got co-signed by legendary West Coast acts such as Snoop Dogg and DJ Quik. But it helps that who you know is caused by what you know and what you can do with it. Problem gives out his style on this mixtape and with braggadocious rhymes and tight beats, you can't front on that. The dude's a Problem.]
Tracklisting: 1. Intro 2. I'm Burnt (feat. Kurupt) 3. DJ AGE THROWBACK SCRATCH MIX 4. When I Come 5. WACK RAPPERS SKIT 6. Myspace Rappers (feat. Terrace Martin) 7. Imma Own That (Bust It) 8. Compton (feat. DJ Quik) 9. 3 Of Da Best (Bad Lucc, Problem, and Lady G.) 10. Take That Smoke Break 11. America 12. 6 N Tha Mornin 13. The Preview (feat. Bad Lucc) 14. I Dont Think They Like Me 15. On One 16. Take That Smoke Break 2 17. Im Good (feat. T-Lee) 18. Freestyle 19. Smokin My Weed, Drankin My Drank 20. Ridin Rollin (Snoop Dogg, Problem, and Terrace Martin) 21. Big Ego 22. BAD LUCC SPEAKS 23. Heat Of The Moment 24. All My Friends (feat. K-Active) 25. K-ACTIVE SPEAKS 26. Whereva You Like 27. Fucked Up (Remix) (Snoop Dogg, Problem, and Jim Jones) 28. You A Hoe 4 Dat 29. Who's The Boss 30. The Comeback 31. Freestyle
[Well, this one isn't a free rap album. But this is a soulful EP that I feel I must share (after all it's Free Music Friday, not Free All-Rap Music Friday). Zo! gives some of th ebest song covers you ever heard and you won't even realize they are covers. I can't talk for it, I'll just let the music do it for you.]
Tracklisting: 1. Perfect Angel feat. Yahzarah 2. Nights Over Egypt feat. Carlitta Durand 3. Crazy You feat. Sy Smith 4. Holding You, Loving You 5. My Flame feat. Phonte 6. Somethin Special feat. Yahzarah 7. The Highways of My Life (Pts. 1&2) feat. Darien Brockington
That's it for the "Free 99 Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're an artist with your free mixtape/album shown on this page and you want to send me a link re-up, corrections, and/or questions, e-mail me at email@example.com, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....
B.G., a prominent local hip-hop artist, was arrested this week in eastern New Orleans and booked into jail on a felony gun charge, police said.
New Orleans police arrested Christopher Dorsey, who raps under the moniker B.G., or Baby Gangsta, Tuesday night following a traffic stop in which officers recovered three guns, two of which were reported stolen, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
Dorsey, 29, was booked with illegal carrying of weapons. He appeared in magistrate court Thursday morning, but the status of his incarceration, such as bond information, was not listed Thursday night in electronic court records maintained by the Criminal Sheriff's Office.
Police said Dorsey was arrested along with the two others in the vehicle, Demounde Pollard, 17, and Jerod Fedison, 28.
Officers from the NOPD's 7th District halted the late-model Chevrolet Tahoe after watching it commit a traffic violation, police said. They seized the three weapons, along with loaded magazines and two extended magazine clips, according to a police news release.
Fedison and Dorsey were each booked with illegal carrying of a firearm, according to court records. Pollard was booked on multiple drug charges -- including possession of hydrocodone, oxycodone and alprazolam -- and two counts of illegal possession of stolen firearms, and a count of illegal carrying of a weapon.