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Neosonic Productions - "Guest Blogging"


From K-Murdock:

Today I made my first post as a "guest blogger" over on "The Couch Sessions".  I decided to share my love for videogames and reviewed the new Batman game that dropped for Xbox 360 & PS3 last month!  Click the link below to read my assessment and please feel free to leave me some feedback (be it good or bad)!


"The Couch Sessions" is just one of a few sites i have contributed my love of writing to, here are some others: Vinyl Meltdown, Strictly Beats & Acapella Archives... all dope sites in their own right, who have long supported me and my Neosonic productions!

K

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Posted By K-Murdock to NEOSONIC PRODUCTIONS

 

R.I.P. Roc Raida


Sad news to report this Sunday, following up on our previous report from September 4th of Roc Raida having emergency spinal cord surgery following a car accident. The Epoch Times confirms that Anthony Williams b/k/a Roc Raida passed away yesterday at the age of 37. We never learned any details of the accident that originally put him in the hospital, but it seems that he had a lot of complications from the second of two surgeries that eventually took his life. Our condolences to his family, friends and many fans this world class DJ accrued over his lifespan. We offer you the following video to enjoy below in tribute to his DJ legacy.

Free Music Friday: I'm Swayze Edition


This edition of "Free Music Friday" is dedicated to the late Patrick Swayze who passed away this Monday (which happened to be on my birthday, as well). R.I.P. to him and many prayers goes to his family and friends. If many of you are hip-hop heads like me, you most likely remember the term "I'm Swayze" (a/k/a "I'm Ghost") from way back in the day. The term, meaning "I'm gone/I'm out," refers to the hit movie "Ghost," in which Swayze had a lead role in. He'll forever live in hip-hop as long as she stays alive. As for the free music, you should hurry up and cop them like it's illegal beofre they become Swayze!

Ashy L Bowz :: No Lotion



[Take a trip to NYC and beyond the glamour of the Manhattan city you can see some of the city's grimiest, dirtiest, rugged-est, and....ashiest? That's right, Ashy L Bowz is here and he decided to release his critically-acclaimed debut "No Lotion" for FREE! Check it out, even the famed Ashy Larry, formerly from the Chappelle Show, amkes an appearance on this record.]

Tracklisting:
1. Ashtro (So Ashy feat. Ashy Larry)
2. Keep it Ashy
3. Jus Cuz I
4. Moisturized
5. Smoke Dat
6. 2Step
7. SnufferLude
8. I Guess
9. Hood
10. AShyPN (Skit)
11. We Got Game 08
12. My Yute
13. TripperLude
14. Crime
15. Ya Tu Sabe
16. Ashed Outro



Bizz :: From Now Until I Drop


[Bizz is hitting the scene with his free mixtape "From Now Until I Drop." Whether he means dropping in his casket or dropping while copping fresh gears, Bizz stay gettin bizzy on his grind (no Bone-o *Ba-DUM-TSS!!!*).  Coast2Coast is wit it, so it must be hot, check it out!]

Tracklisting:
1. FROM NOW UNTIL I DROP
2. OK, I'M HOT
3. SUCCESSFUL REMIX - FT. AARON BLISS (J. LAKE), DRAKE, LIL WAYNE
4. HUSTLER'S PRAYER - FT. FREEWAY
5. RINGTONE - FT. FREEWAY (1ST SINGLE OFF "PRINCE OF JERSEY")
6. CHROMED OUT 4'5
7. I GOT SO MANY
8. BEEF BLOG INTERVIEW
9. I HATE BEEF BLOGS
10. RISE OF AUTOTUNE
11. NJ STATE OF MIND
12. GRIND THIS OUT FT. HO2FA
13. 106.7 WAMO SKIT
14. JERSEY GO HARD
15. TALKIN IN TONGUES
16. COLORS FT. HO2FA
17. HOW I FEEL FT. JEFF LAKE
18. HOLLA AT YA LATER FT. GUCCI MANE
19. YAPP CITY FT. GHOSTFACE, SUN GOD, TRIFE
20. YADA YADA
21. WE SHININ FT. DJ KAY SLAY
22. MAKE A MOVIE FT. DJ KAY SLAY
23. BITCH I'M DA BOMB
24. BUY DA BUY FT. YUNG JOC
25. BED ROCK (CASHMERE FT. FABOLOUS)



Bloody Monk Consortium :: Forged in Blood EP
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[I'll let my man Dart Adams explain about this joint right here: "If you went back to 1997 took the Wu Killa Bees, Jedi Mind Tricks, RA the Rugged Man and put them all in a time machine and brought them to 2009 with CA producer Lex Luger production to spit over this'll give you an idea of what to expect from this project. Raw beats, rough rhymes and tracks that all float around 3:00 of straight up verbal murder."]

Tracklisting:
1. Choose Your Destiny
2. Enter the Shogun Executioner
3. Forged in Blood
4. Say Goodnight



Bloody Monk Consortium :: Run BMC Mixtape


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[Not only did they send me the"Forged in Blood EP" to my inbox, they also generously send this free mixtape to post for y'all. If y'all thought the EP was too short or you wanted to hear more of the BMC crew, this mixtape is for YOU!! FRESH! FRESHY!!!] 

Tracklisting:

1. DJ Shadow - Fist Intro produced by lex luger
2. Labal-S - Zaap prod. by lex luger
3. Bloody Monk Consortium - Enter the Shogun Executioner prod. by lex luger
4. Leeroy Destroy - Head East prod by lex luger cuts by Allan B
5. Labal-S - Be Alive prod. by DJ Reef
6. Leeroy Destroy - Oh Shit prod. by Bodega
7. Bloody Monk Consortium - Vengeance prod. by lex luger cuts by DJ Eemo1
8. Labal-S - One Undead prod. by DJ Reef
9. Bloody Monk Consortium - Dark Room prod. by Leeroy Destroy
10. Leeroy Destroy - Fully Automated prod. by Leeroy Destroy
11. Labal-S - Genetic Royalty prod. by The Infidelz Prophet Theory Beatz
12. Leeroy Destroy & Teton - Lux prod. by Leeroy Destroy
13. BMC Intermission prod. by Leeroy Destroy
14. Bloody Monk Consortium - They Watchin prod. by FuckRico Cuts by DJ ShadowFist
15. Leeroy Destroy - Somber live beat by Eva & SOTD
16. Labal-S - The End of Innocence prod. by Leeroy Destroy
17. Bloody Monk Consortium - Say Goodnight prod. by lex luger
18. Leeroy Destroy & Damo - Fak Meets Damo prod. by Leeroy Destroy
19. Bloody Monk Consortium - Spawning prod.by lex luger
20. Bloody Monk Consortium - Choose Your Destiny prod. by lex luger



DJ Bad Guy :: Live from New York



[Live from New York is DJ Bad Guy! And he's bringing you some of the hottest and hardest NY joints of this upcoming season! Don't believe, check out below and you'll realize this is the real authentic NY you've seen since the Yankees.]

Tracklisting:
1. C Da Truth - 4 Those Who Hated
2. Clap Cognac - Bon Mon Ting
3. Papoose - Trading Gunz
4. M.O.P. - Shell Casings
5. Jadakiss f/ Young Jeezy - Something Else
6. D-Block - My Brother's Keeper
7. Red Cafe - Heart and Soul
8. Red Cafe f/ Maino - General
9. DJ Kay Slay f/ Ray J., Plies, Jim Jones, and Busta Rhymes - Block Stars
10. Mobb Deep - Heat
11. Saigon - Gotta Believe It
12. Cam'ron f/ Jadakiss - Talk About It
13. Raekwon f/ Lyfe Jennings - Catalina
14. C Da Truth f/ Jay-Z - Scrilla
15. Red Cafe - Tote Gunz
16. Grafh f/ Sheek Louch - Bring the Goons Out
17. Mobb Deep - Set Me Free
18. Raekwon f/ Inspectah Deck and Ghostface Killah - Mean Streets
19. Jim Jones - Fast Money
20. C Da Truth - Let Me In
21. 50 Cent - Flight 187
22. Fabolous - Lullaby
23. Jay-Z f/ Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind

Link:
http://tinyurl.com/LivefromNYC

DJ Whoo Kid & KAZE :: First in Flight



[KAZE a/k/a Four Letters takes it from NC to NY as he join forces with DJ Whoo Kid to drop the "First in Flight" mixtape. Chekc this joint out as it includes productions from 9th Wonder, Jake One, Gotti, and more.]

Tracklisting:
1. 919 Fashion (prod. Erv Ford)
2. Whatever U Wanna Do (prod. Gotti)
3. Best I Ever Had
4. Get Shut Down f. Fluent & AK Slaughter (prod. Erv Ford)
5. Day In the Life (prod. Gyphted)
6. Need It To Go (prod. Gotti)
7. The Grind f. S.S.P. (prod. The Dem)
8. Fresh f. Mr. Mohalyn (prod. 9th Wonder)
9. They Don’t Know f. Mr. Mohalyn (prod. Jake One)
10. Diamond Life (prod. Erv Ford)
11. Reminisce (prod. E. Jones)
12. Blowing in the Wind (prod. Erv Ford)



Hype Holla :: HYPEothetically Speaking (Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid)



[Rarely does Rhode Island come up in conversations while talking about hip-hop in certain locations. Providence, RI resider Hype Holla realizes this challenge as he is willing to put the R.I. on his back to put it on the map. DJ Whoo Kid is standing right behind him as they drop this mixtape together entitled "HYPEothetically Speaking." All original productions, sans two tracks, one could call this a street album more than a mixtape. Check it out!]

Tracklisting:
1. My City - prod. by Aarab
2. Welcome to RI  - prod. by Aarab
3. Get it Started  - prod. by Aarab
4. Right Here - prod. by Aarab
5. Ready or Not - prod. by Snacks
6. Ends Tonight - prod. by Aarab
7. Lady Pearl ft. Gerry Garcia - prod. by Gerry G.
8. Hands Up ft. Freeway - prod. by Aarab
9. South Side - prod. by Aarab
10. Pain in My Eyes - prod. by Aarab
11. Over There ft. Bankoz - prod. by Aarab
12. Ridin' - prod. by Aarab
13. They Talk About It
14. I Like ft. Bankoz - prod. by June
15. Whats Gone Wrong 



J.Period and K'NAAN :: The Messengers Digital EP (Episode 3: Bob Dylan)



[Here it is, the final episode of the "Messengers EP" and J.Period & K'NAAN decides to dedicated this EP to the non-late artist Bob Dylan. Some could arguably agree that Bob Dylan was one of the first rappers as J,Period produces dope remixes of some of his well-known cuts. K'NAAN wastes no time putting nothing but the truth in this mixtape to make this a fitting Dylan tribute. J.Period and K'NAAN proves they'll gather no moss like a rolling stone with this one.] 

Tracklisting:
1. Introduction to Bob Dylan
2. Rhythmic Poetry (Interlude)
3. Don't Think Twice (Messengers Remix)
4. No Great Message (Interlude)
5. 4th Time Around (Messengers Remix)
6. Voice of the Other Side (Interlude)
7. Lay Lady Lay (Intro)
8. Relationships Lay (Messengers Remix)
9. This is a True Story (Interlude)
10. Hard Rain (Messengers Remix)
11. {BONUS} It's Alright, Ma (J.Period Remix)



Ventilation X :: Rigomortus Mixtape Vol. 1


[D.Y.M.E, Da Wizerd, Play Dat, and Nemesis all form Ventilation X and they're ready to ressurect the dead with their mixtape "Rigormortis Vol. 1." Guest appearances include E. Ness, Tone Trump, Peedi Crakk, and more.]


Tracklisting:
1.  Tell Em Who I Is 2:47 D.Y.M.E. & Snub
2.  Big Dog 2:54 D.Y.M.E. & Nemesis
3.  Put Ya Thing Down 2:41 Da Wizerd, Belvi, & Nemesis
4.  Risky 2:10 Nemesis
5.  Buzy Boy 4:36 Nemesis & Da Wizerd
6.  I Be 1:04 Da Wizerd & Jus Chill
7.  Watch 3:33 Nemesis & D.Y.M.E.
8.  Look Out 2:34 Nemesis & Belvi
9.  Winter Coats 2:56 Jus Chill & Da Wizerd
10. Slo Mo 2:31 Belvi
11. Bitch I'm A Gangsta // Swing It // Huggin Da Block 5:16 Nemesis // Cell // MA2G
12. Tan Betty 3:54 Nemesis
13. Check Me Out 1:55 Jus Chill
14. Rigormortis Interlude 0:15 Jus Chill & Da Wizerd
15. How I'm Livin' 3:02 Tone Trump
16. Skater Onna Rail 3:58 Cell
17. Rigormortis Interlude 2 0:11 Nemesis
18. Official Street Radio Exclusive // Hot Shit 5:46 J. Griff // Relic
19. It's The Weekend 3:43 Boom
20. Rigormortis Interlude 3 0:27 Peedi Crakk
21. Hitman // Slingshot Ness 6:40 Kodak & Nemesis // E. Ness



Veterano :: Latest and Greatest Mixtape Vol. 1

VETERANO

[Producer Veterano is a 49er repping San Francisco who has earned many respect from emcees, veteran and newcomers alike. "Latest & Greatest Vol. 1" displays his ability to rock behind the boards, as well as on the mic, as featured rappers (Kool G. Rap, Ras Kass, Torae, O.C., etc.) back him up. Three bonus tracks are included in this special edition so don't hesitate to pop this in the hard drive.]

Tracklisting:
1. Ras Kass - Latest and Greatest Intro
2. Joe Budden f/Joell Ortiz, Nino Bless, Crooked I & Royce Da 5'9" - Slaughterhouse (Produced by Veterano)
3. Grafh f/ Cassidy and Mr.Probz - So Easy (Produced by Veterano)
4. Mr. Probz - Interlude (Produced by Veterano)
5. DJ K.O.f/ O.C., Torae, and KAZE - 3 in the Chamber (Produced by Veterano)
6. Kool G. Rap - Block is Hot (Produced by Veterano) 
7. Planet Asia f/ Chase Infinate - Hustler Anthems (Produced by Veterano) 
8. Veterano f/ Ras Kass and Nino Bless - Sparta (Produced by Veterano) (Exclusive)
9. Grafh - Interlude
10. Roccett (of U.S.D.A.) - Run These Streets (Produced by Veterano)
11. Ras Kass - Stash Magazine Interlude
12. Grafh f/ Sandman (of Re-Up Gang) - Get it How You Live (Produced by Veterano)
13. Rob G. - What's My Name (Produced by Veterano)
14. Nino Bless f/ Styles P. Joell Ortiz, and Kool G. Rap - 4 in the Clip (Produced by Veterano)
15. Ras Kass - Homegrown Outfitters Interlude (Produced by Veterano)
16. Jay-Z - Blue Magic (Throwback Mix) (Produced by Veterano)
17. Planet Asia f/ Kemet and Shake Tha Mayor - Family Tree (Produced by Veterano)
18. Kam Moye f/ DJ Wreckognize - Around the World (Produced by Veterano)
19. E.L.S. (of Street Media) - New West (Produced by Veterano) 
20. {BONUS} Nino Bless f/ Akon - Changed Man (BBC Radio World Premier) (Produced by Veterano)
21. {BONUS} Veterano f/ Ras Kass and Nino Bless - Sparta (Produced by Veterano) (Full Exclusive Edition)
22. {BONUS} Veterano f/ Grafh and Sandman (of Re-Up Gang) - Get it How You Live (Produced by Veterano) (Full Exclusive Edition)


Link:
[NOTE: This link leads you to the official website where you can PICK the mixtape's format (MP3, AAC, etc.)]
http://producerveterano.bandcamp.com/


 

That's it for the "I'm Swayze Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at kirenamloh@msn.com. 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 kirenamloh@msn.com, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! I'm Swayze!  Two fangas, one love....
What Happened to Rap Music?


The other day I was enjoying M.O.P.’s latest album, Foundation, when I realized something - there are very few artists out there making rap music today. There are plenty of people claiming to be hip-hop artists, but very few rappers. Being someone who likes good rap music, this disturbs me, but taking a look at things, I can see exactly where it’s coming from and sadly, hip-hop is in large part to blame. That’s right, Hip-hop is doing what the government in the 80’s tried so hard yet failed to do, it’s killing rap music.

Read the full story at:  http://adambernard.blogspot.com/2009/09/what-happened-to-rap-music.html

Q-Tip Performs on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon


Again the article is exactly what the title implies - a video of Q-Tip's live performance.

Bekay's "I Am" Produced by The Alchemist


From Matt Diamond at Coalmine:

Bekay

Many of you might recall peepin a snippet of "I Am" in the beginning of Bekay's video for "Brooklyn Bridge" (click here), but here's the full length version (CDQ) .  "I Am" which is produced by The Alchemist and features DJ Revolution is Bekay's lead single to "Hunger Pains" which drops Nov. 10th through Coalmine Records.  Click here to download the singles off iTunes & stay tuned as the road to Hunger Pains continues.

DOWNLOAD: Bekay feat. DJ Revolution - "I Am" (prod. by The Alchemist)

iTunes Download Link:

"I Am" Download Link | ZShare:

 

Neosonic Productions - Memories of M.A.W.S.L.O.T.


 

M.A.W.S.L.O.T. 

 

This collection of songs recorded between 2001 & 2004 encompasses most of my pre-Panacea productions.  It features an assortment of artist i used to, and in some cases, still do collaborate with.  Also, just to clarify for those who are curious as to who or what "M.A.W.S.L.O.T." is, the acronym refers to the alias i used to go by b4 i started using my real name, K(yle)-Murdock, as my official artist moniker.  I actually released this over a year ago through Payloadz.com, but have decided to sell it again exclusively through my Bandcamp Store.  Check it out...

K

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Posted By K-Murdock to NEOSONIC PRODUCTIONS

Del the Funky Homosapien & Tame One - Flashback


It is what the title says - a new video from Del and Tame!

Hip-Hop Videos - Pacewon, Havoc, PackFM, Brown Bag AllStars


You know RapReviews.com got'cha back! We're the cure for your Wednesday, hump day, middle of the work week blues with brand new hip-hop videos to enjoy. This week's selection of videos starts off with something a little more experimental from our friend Trends.

Here Pacewon & Mr. Green are rocking "Four Quarters" in a brand new video.

Long time underground favorite PackFM reveals what the FM stands for in a CultureVI interview!

Mobb Deep's Havoc would like to send a "Letter to P" with this new song.

Day 24 of the Brown Bag Season is represented via this painting by Critical.

Last but not last Kam Moye (Supastition) and friends show us the art of being STUDIO CRASHERS. Thanks for checking out the new videos!

Jay-Z Pwns This Week's Billboard Top Ten


Raekwon may have had the better album, but it was Jay who won the day. Check out the full Billboard chart below:

1. Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3 - 476,000 copies sold
2. Miley Cyrus - The Time of Our Lives - 120,000 copies sold
3. Whitney Houston - I Look To You - 88,000 copies sold
4. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. 2 - 68,000 copies sold
5. Brooks and Dunn - #1s... And Then Some - 55,000 copies sold
6. Trey Songz - Ready - 45,000 copies sold
7. The Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D. - 44,000 copies sold
8. Boys Like Girls - Love Drunk - 41,000 copies sold
9. Kings of Leon - Only By The Night - 40,000 copies sold
10. Taylor Swift - Fearless - 33,000 copies sold


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