Wednesday, December 31, 2008
You know it's time to pop champagne and make some resolutions when Skillz releases his annual wrap-up:
Skillz - 2008 Rap-Up [click to download]
In other end-of-year news, check out Bootie USA and Culture Bully's best mash-ups of the year. Happy 2009, fam.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Download it here. Track listing below.
1. Chasing 1988: The Intro (f/ 6th Sense)
2. Day Dreams (nVMe Remix)
3. Tired (6th Sense Remix)
4. First Love (Remot Remix f/ Naledge)
5. My Same (Garbs Infinite Remix)
6. Melt My Heart To Stone (Kickdrums Remix f/ Big Pooh)
7. Cold Shoulder (Garbs Infinite Remix)
8. Right As Rain (nVMe Remix)
9. Make You Feel My Love (Remot Remix)
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Naledge (of Kidz in the Hall) turns Adele's ballad into a hip-hop banger, part of Mick Boogie's "Adele 1988" project. This is SO post-worthy.
The project comes from the folks who did last month's Viva La Hova project, so odds are this hip-hop/Adele mash session should be dope as ever.
Shout-out to Ike, the latest of many late bloomers to Adele's talents.
Adele feat. Naledge - First Love (Remot Remix) [click to download]
Peep the video below for more info:
Mick Boogie presents... Adele: 1988 from MickBoogie on Vimeo.
According to DJ Skee, Jimmy Iovine sent the "Set It Off" vid to Dre since his new line of headphones made an appearance. He liked the song so much that he decided to lend a verse. Granted, this was at a time when Dre thought he should be hyping himself up in the coming weeks before the release of Detox...which is NOT the case anymore. Enjoy, the doctor don't come around much these days...
Kardinall Offishall feat. Dr. Dre & Pusha T - Set It Off (Remix) [click to download]
Monday, December 15, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Still can't decide if I think this guy will go the distance.
For those who view the glass as half-empty, peep this brilliant analogous article comparing Hamilton's challenging of Soulja Boy to the Godfather trilogy. Pure genius.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Mad love to Stone for using my picks as the debut feature for The Couch Sessions Best of 2008 series. Though I planned on creating an extensive Best of 2008 thing on DDoff Daily at some point, dude kindly asked for my pics and I sent this over...albeit a bit haphazardly. Here's a link to my feature, and the text is below:
This year, instead of just having me yap on about my Best of 2008, I reached out to several of our readers to give their Top 5 of the best releases of the year. I’ll be profiling a new reader each day until the end of the 2008. First up, we have DDoff, of the very dope blog Ddoff Daily out of San Fran. Check his site at ddoffdaily.blogspot.com. And, btw…..who knew that Heavy D put out an album this year??
Location: San Francisco via TEXAS
5. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
4. Wale - The Mixtape About Nothing
3. Heavy D - Vibes (yea, boi!)
2. Radiohead - In Rainbows
1. Sia - Some People Have Real Problems
5. Nas “Sly Fox”
4. The Cool Kids - “88″
3. Santogold - “L.E.S. Artistes”
2. Hercules and Love Affair - “Blind”
1. Kid Cudi - “Day ‘n’ Nite”
SEMTEX TV - ?UESTLOVE BREAKS DOWN THE HOTTEST MC'S FOR 09' from DJ SEMTEX on Vimeo.
I usually don't post interviews because most of them are pretty lame...but not this one!
Quest calls out Jim Jones, Ron Browz, and HSIC (of H-Town!) as some of the names to watch in '09.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
In case you weren't aware, Coldplay has been sued by guitar god Joe Satriani for copying the riff of his track "If I Could Fly" for the title track to the Viva La Vida album. Sounds ridiculous, right? Well, watch this video and think again...
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
It's an age-old tale.
Dude starts a blog.
Dude stays excited for awhile, then falls off.
Dude quits blog.
Now hold up, everybody (all three of you). This blog is NOT over. But after 10 months and 100,000+ hits to DDoff Daily (thanks to everyone for the love), there's gonna be some changes 'round here.
Unless it's what I think is a HUGE (or HUGELY TEXAN) joint, I will be posting all new mp3s on the mini-feed only (it's over there, on the top of the right side). You might notice that there's been twenty-or-so new songs over there just in the past couple days...
All other jawns (videos, news, etc.) will still be posted right here on DDoff Daily. But for those interested in the music only, look to the right from this point forward.
And that's what it do, what it does, what it is, what it was -- ddoff
Friday, November 28, 2008
Do I really need to comment? DOWN.
Bun B, C-Note, Big Pokey, ESG, Lil Keke, Trae & Z-Ro - Chopt & Screwd (H-Town Remix) [click to download]
BONUS: Bun B - Black Friday [click to download]
Still waiting on that "Arab Money" vid, Bus.
BONUS: Busta Rhymes feat. Ron Browz, Diddy, Swizz Beatz, T-Pain, Akon & Lil Wayne - Arab Money (Remix) [click to download]
Ben Folds has the pop-friendly, hook-driven piano ballads that I've always felt would fit well on a hip-hop track (imagine "Brick" on loop with a deep bass line? Damn!).
Props to Novel for producing this sample of my favorite Folds song, "The Luckiest." Shout-out to Ike.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
OK, one more post before I leave...
Colin made a name for himself with his "Flashing Lights" cover, as well as his U2 cover a few months later. DDoff Daily fave Wale joins him for this remix to his latest single.
Colin Munroe - Will I Stay (Remix feat. Wale and Dallas Austin) [click to download]
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Not sure what project this is coming from, but nonetheless a decent (albeit standard) Clef/will joint.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Hev done flipped the switch and made a reggae album. And let me tell you, shit is legit!
On the real, Hev has been nothing but nice about promoting this album to big ups to my boy for putting out some long-awaited quality material. Go cop the album here, you won't regret it.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
The first single off Venom, due before the end of the year but probably delayed 'til 2K9.
Does this dude put out anything you DON'T like? Ultimate Victory was THE most underrated album of 2007, let's hope Cham gets some shine this time around.
Chamillionaire feat. Ludacris - Creepin' (Solo) [click to download]
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
KRS-One feat. Nelly, Ne-Yo, The Game, Busta Rhymes, Redman, Method Man, Talib Kweli and Styles P - Self-Construction
Is that enough MCs for you?
KRS-One feat. Nelly, Ne-Yo, The Game, Busta Rhymes, Redman, Method Man, Talib Kweli and Styles P - Self-Construction [click to download]
Behind the scenes of what might be the year's funniest rap song.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Z-Ro's new album dropped today, so here's some H-Town flava to celebrate:
Z-Ro feat. Trae, Big Pokey and Lil' Flip - Road to Success [click to download]
Slim Thug - I Run [click to download]
Chamillionaire - Swagga Like Us (Freestyle) [click to download]
Monday, November 10, 2008
What can I say, this shit is crack.
BONUS: Ron Browz feat. Busta Rhymes, Lil' Kim and Ludacris - Pop Champagne (Remix) [click to download]
Monday, November 3, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
More election-flavored hip-hop, this time courtesy of Dres from Black Sheep.
The Beatles today confirmed that the first computer-focused release of their music will come through a deal with Rock Band maker Harmonix as well as its partner MTV. The unnamed title, now said to be separate from the Rock Band series in contrast to earlier claims by others, will be devoted solely to the Beatles and should represent a progression through their music. Both of the surviving Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, have contributed input to the project along with widows Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono Lennon.
They beat iTunes to the punch. Read all about it here.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Just in time for Halloween...
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Big Sean is the latest signing to G.O.O.D. Music, aka Kanye's label -- which is also home to artists including John Legend, Common and Kid Cudi.
Not too impressed by this beat and/or spit, but hopefully Kanye hasn't completely lost it and we'll hear some better stuff soon.
Big Sean - Billionaire [click to download]