TiRon & Ayomari, collectively The Cafeteria Line, recently released their compilation project entitled HNGRY. Get your copy HERE. Proceeds from the project go to help feed the homeless in Los Angeles.
Friday, August 31, 2012
KEXP joints are always the cleanest. Watch what Killer Mike and them did while they were touring through Seattle. To check out the rest of the show shoot the J!
Dillon Cooper is a young hungry emcee out of BK NYC. Peep as he takes a few moments out of his 2K game to bless us with a few bars. I'm pretty sure that's homie from the Fresh Heir in the sick J's. S/O to sick J's.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Scoe (formerly known as Roscoe) is putting the finishing touches on his newest project, Tha Influence. It will feature production from Just Blaze, Nottz, Hi-Tek, Jake One, DJ Khalil, Bink! & features from Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kurupt, Devin The Dude, Glasses Malone, Kendrick Lamar & Slim The Mobster. Not too shabby... for now enjoy this leak from the project and expect Tha Influence out soon.
Ruby Hornet X Soundscape Studios presents the second installation of the Closed Sessions. The 16 track album features some heavy production from the likes of veteran Beat Junkie DJ Babu as well as new up and comers Million $ Mano and Thelonious Martin. The guest emcees read like a list of everyone in Chicago you wish you could be rocking but can't, because you're not on the list. Sessions closed homie, maybe next year.
Fresco Clean is back on the scene gettin loose like a children's tooth. This is a new joint off his up coming up project called Squeaky Clean.
The original "As I Start" is the intro skit to J-Live's latest album "S.P.T.A Said Person of That Ability". On "As I Start (Over)", J revisits the track with a verse to bring people up to speed on things. The video was shot and edited in its entirety at J's home studio in Decatur, GA. In addition, what you're witnessing is footage of the actual recording of the song.
The good folks over at Potholes just dropped one of the most creative instrumental projects I've heard all year. Connecticut / california representative Equalibrum does a great job of rehashing some classic sounds and creating some killer loops.
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Charmingly Ghetto and Cypria are gearing up to release the Scotland Yahd EP on September 4th and Donuts & Milk x Word Is Bond are excited to present that latest single off of the EP, a track titled "Chozen 1".
Cypria's bass driven production on this track provides a sultry backdrop as C.G. flows charismatically on topics of love, acceptance and relationships in an undeniably smooth cadence.
Is it me or does the pitchfork dude have a wicked poker face at all times. He either is really uninterested in the artists he's interviewing or he does a great job of holding back ANY excitement. He is masterful at the straight-face. Despot rips it over the 'Harlem Shake' instro and EL-P is intricate as ever with his verse.
It looks like the normally goodish RVIDER KLVN is taking a step back from assailing verses over lo-fi beats. Phlo Finister lends her ethereal voice to Jay Curry's 'art-house' production to create a throwback vibe with a progressive feel.
This is the title track to my new album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color. The first half of the album highlights and critiques the dire situation in which we live. The second half outlines the tremendous opportunity we have to re-imagine and reform our society. This song is an observation and a critique of our culture of death and murder. From actual war zones around the world to our own inner cities where this summer's death rates rival war zones. I also address our national hypocrisy regarding violence. We have a zero tolerance policy of violence committed against us, but we're a lot more lenient and patient when it comes to the violence we commit. "A life is a life and a killer is a killer". -Brother Ali
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Manik remakes a deep dance floor version of Frank and Andre Benjamins "Pink Matter." This tune reminds me of Miami nights back when I was Columbian drug lord in the 80's. I'd pull my Ferrari right onto the sidewalk in front of Club La Chocha. It was always still there when we left the next morning.
Westcoast producer Woody's Produce drops his 2nd single off of his upcoming instrumental tape, LIMES. The 12-track project will be released September 5th on djbooth.net and will include high quality drum samples from LIMES for aspiring producers.
We've been following Chicago's Esohel career for over a year now and it's dope to see him doing bigger and bigger things. If you like what you see here make sure to support his latest single featuring NYC MC Nitty Scott entitled "Paid Dues."
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Unreleased Johnson & Jonson (Blu & Mainframe) song recorded in 2008, on an upcoming untitled J&J project that will accompany the Danny Johnson album. This project will feature acrhived J&J material, unreleased tracks, and new exclusives as well. The Johnsons will be officially announcing the project some time shortly.
We're honor to premiere here on D&M, Qualmes' debut 'tape 'International Southern Dope Tunes'. The L.A. native is here with 12 new tracks inspired by his Danish and Southern influences, you truly have never heard a project quite like this.
Noisey is following artists around for 24 hrs. Yesterday they premiered the OFWGKA 24 hr and today it's the Danny Brown version. Check him out at the TNGHT listening session then at his Livin Proof live show.
Lupe continues stratal the line between the popy-ness of Lazers and the raw Hip Hop of the first Food and Liquor. I understand he's making the move in the right direction though I just wish he could just get back to doing what we all fell in love with. I suppose that's just the price fame sometimes requires of our favorite artists.
Jazzy Jeff could do nothing but country music mixes the rest of his career. It would still work and we would continue to support him and all his horrible decisions. This mix though, is full of incredible decisions. Jazz shows he is in touch with the rock, rap and dance music. He keeps things relevant and brilliantly up-beat. This is what we will be bumping all week. Shout to Charmingly Ghetto for the heads up.
Cliche mixtape descriptions like "highly anticipated" and "long-awaited" are simply played out. I'm gonna think of some new shit. How about... Been looking forward to this like a Nastrodamus premonition. Get it, looking forward?.. Ah whatever I'm not worried. I haven't pressed play yet but I know this tape has got some real potential. Find out for yourself.
Monday, August 27, 2012
There is a lot of cool shit going on in this video, the floral grandma chair, The black and white overlay symmetrical overlay and the choppy editing. It's simple but it works well with the lo-fi production and the overall theme of the track. S/O Portland Oregon.
This song will find its way on Dom O Briggs new project Gr8Summer which will be released August 28th. There will also be a release party happening tonight in Brooklyn,sponsored by Adult Swim, DealWithNoDeal & Dreaming In Brooklyn.
I'm a musical purist. My parents had me listening to reggae before Damian had burned anything at all. While Jr. Gong was a sober little child still playing with Haile Selassie action figures, I was Jammin. I've been listening to Dub Step since before Skrillex had even thought of shaving the side of his head. While Sonny was busy writing death metal riffs my ears where set to 140 bpm and dialed in on Brighton, London.
I only said that to preface this. STOP HATING. Both these men have taken something cool and updated it into something new. Now they are joining forces and I am cosigning.
Peep how they grind in the 978. Ten Cuidado. Off Bombthreat Volume 2: Evacuate The Building'
Posted by @A_Drego at 8:53 AM
Fat Joe ft. Kanye West, Miguel, Jadakiss, Yasiin Bey, DJ Khaled, Roscoe Dash & Busta Rhymes – Pride And Joy (video)
Fat Joe and the Hip-Hop all-star's link up with the one and only Hype Williams for his latest Pride and Joy. Let us know what you think. S/O to MTV2
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Rapsody and Nitty have been head to head as my preferred female MC for 2012. Although being on Jamala Records and having access to 9th Wonder does give Rapsody a slight edge, her verse on this joint just solidified her crown.
Major Lazer takes a traditional Dub vibe back to the Island where this beautiful music began. Shot completely in Jamaica by SoMe and produced by Iconoclast the visual gives a cohesive inside look at the Jamaican lifestyle. The cameras follow all walks of Jamaican entertainment from the night life of Jamaican bikers and Dance Hall crews to the daily life of athletes and school children. This "Get Free" video serves as a gorgeous cross-section to an incredible culture while the songs message is something that resounds world wide.
Add-2 flexes his comedic acting chops with his latest Cam-Be directed visual. Meanwhile producer Ant creates a thick marching band soundscape by layering horns, strings, keys and drums. After watching the vid we all know what the first few things Add-2 would be on if he won the Illinois Mega Millions. He'd tear up all his parking tickets, shit on his enemies and dance in the streets. Until Waffle gang shows up and stomps his happy a$$. That's when when things get weird.
NO I.D. recently dropped a leftover joint that didn't make his and Common's full length. If your a J5 fan you'll recognize the keys from the "Concrete Streets" jam from way waaay back. Once Petey Weestro's verse kicks in the track takes a turn towards the choppy organs of RZA produced "Liquid Swords." With "No Sell Out" Common's classic story telling abilities go full throttle, with an added pinch of Yeezy... maaaan.
Friday, August 24, 2012
don't be scared... they're only zombies. Ruste Juxx & The Arcitype's V.I.C album is due out 9-25-12.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Roc preps the world for what to expect for his next project, Reloaded which should be dropping the second week of November on Decon. At first listen the self produced track '76 plays through like a homage to hard nose Queens heads. Roc's abstract poetry and lax delivery are reminiscent of early Prodigy minus the deep rasp. Roc's heavy Long Island accent and graphic descriptions are what set him apart.
"I let 20 hit your strawberry Pele, burn holes in your belly like Henny"
Posted by @A_Drego at 10:25 AM
A lot of people from the neighborhood (LA at 1801 Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park) came up & kicked it with me while i painted the mural. It was really fun to see the kids reaction when they saw Domo there live. This was one of the funnest murals i've gotten to paint. Thank you Domo!!
From Lunatick Records: "Soul Travel Part 2:Illuminate" is Soul Starr's second instrumental release with Lunatick Records, after releasing the well-received "Midnight Clues" beat tape with the imprint back in 2010
Chicago's Supreme Cuts and Haleek Maul link up for the next joint off of the forthcoming Mishka sponsored Chrome Lips project. I gotta say this gloomy production coupled with this Ghostbuster artwork has me pretty creeped out at the moment.
Posted by @A_Drego at 6:52 AM