Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
These first three come via The Hood Internet:
ABX - Strangerhole (Windskool) (Dizzee Rascal vs. Cut Copy) [click to download]
ABX - Bring the Tabloid Sores (Public Enemy vs. Health) [click to download]
DJ STV SLV - Apollo Narrows (Ghostface & Raekwon vs. Caribou) [click to download]
The rest were spotted at Mashuptown, Culture Bully, and on my own (believe it or not):
Pheugoo - Sign Me Baby (Snoop Dogg vs. Red Hot Chili Peppers) [click to listen/download]
DJ MXR - California Summer (Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Joe Cocker) [click to listen/download]
The Battle School - Justice for Justin (Justice vs. Justin Timberlake) [click to listen/download]
DJ Lobsterdust - Call Me Already (Blondie vs. The Temptations) [click to listen/download]
In this USA Today piece, Dr. Dre says:
"I'm just now — over the last couple of months — starting to feel that it's going to be right and it's something I can be proud of, and everybody is going to love it," says Dr. Dre (aka Andre Young). "In a perfect world, I'm shooting for a November or December release."
Dre's $350 headphones hit stores this Friday.
I usually reserve freestyles for the right side, but Luda drops a relevant line from my past weekend:
"I got the money in my palms like I called them Maloof, 'cuz I gotta make myself clear like a bottle of Goose." <---- Vegas baby.
Ludacris - Put On Freestyle [click to download]
Featuring Akon, Ace Hood, Trick Daddy, Lil' Boosie, Young Jeezy, Plies, and everybody's favorite wanksta Rick Ross. This video is more animated than Khaled's personality.
BONUS: "We Depressed" - DJ Khaled's Most Annoying Moments
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
2 bangers. Video above is for "Set It Off," which will be on Kardinal's upcoming album Not4Sale...the audio below is on the Re-Up Gang album, available exclusively on iTunes beginning next week.
Re-Up Gang - Money [click to download]
Monday, July 21, 2008
The Smoking Gun just got Ricky, and got him dirty. Read here to see another fine example of how "real" these dudes really are...
Best video blogger on the planet?
I usually don't post YouTube concert footage because the quality is so bad, but this is worth a peek.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Mickey goes straight hip-hop with Tanya Morgan, then samples Thicke's "Would That Make U Love Me" for a chilled-out jam.
Mickey Factz feat. Tanya Morgan - We Ain't [click to download]
Mickey Factz feat. Robin Thicke - Keys of Life [click to download]
Lupe gets his disco on during an off-moment of CRS's video shoot for the "Everybody Nose" remix (which, by the way, is easily in my Top 5 track of the summer thus far). Click here to see more behind-the-scenes stuff from the shoot.
Hat tip to NahRight.
Two interesting articles here about hip-hop, the Internet, and music discovery:
The Smoking Section calls blogs "DJs 2.0."
Vibe explores how you no longer need a label deal to get famous, just a laptop.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
*Sat 7/19 - Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
*Sun 7/20 - Toronto Arrow Hall
Tue 7/22 - Montreal, QC Metropolis
Thu 7/24 - Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Fri 7/25 - New Haven, CT Toad’s Place
*Sat 7/26 - Boston, MA Comcast Center
*Sun 7/27 - Washington, DC Merriweather Post Pavilion
Tue 7/29 - Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend
Wed 7/30 - Charleston, SC Music Farm
Thu 7/31 - Atlanta, GA Center Stage
Fri 8/1 - New Orleans, LA House of Blues
*Sat 8/2 - Miami, FL Bicentennial Park
*Sun 8/3 - New York, NY Jones Beach Amphitheater
Fri 8/8 - Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
*Sat 8/9 - Los Angeles, CA Glen Helen Pavilion
Sun 8/10 - San Diego, CA House of Blues
Thu 8/14 - Reno, NV New Oasis
Fri 8/15 - Chico, CA Senator Theatre
*Sat 8/16 - San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Fri 8/22 - Park City, UT Harry O’s
*Sat 8/23 - Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Sun 8/24 - Austin, TX Emo’s
Mon 8/25 - Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Tue 8/26 - Dallas, TX House of Blues
Thu 8/28 - Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Fri 8/29 - Detroit, MI Chene Park
Sat 8/30 - Champaign, IL Canopy Club
Wed 9/3 - St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Thu 9/4 - Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Fri 9/5 - Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
*Sat 9/6 - Quincy, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
Monday, July 14, 2008
Unreleased tracks from the Eardrum sessions.
Talib Kweli feat. Little Brother - Getting My Grown Man On [click to download]
Talib Kweli feat. Marsha Ambrosius - Take It Back [click to download]
They all sound sooo different...not. Coming to a ringtone store near you:
DJ Unk - Show Out [click to download]
DJ Unk feat. Ray J - She Freaky [click to download]
Ying Yang Twins feat. DJ Unk - Big Booty Judy [click to download]
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Snoop Dogg remixing Johnny Cash? The Man in Black must be spinning in his grave...however:
The project was approved by Cash's son, John Carter Cash, who says his dad "would have loved this remix record. While it stays true to the original recordings, this CD touches on undiscovered ground. This is what my father was about: staying true to tradition while creating groundbreaking new music."
Click here to read more.
Nike's running a contest where you can spit a verse over Just Blaze's beat for this year's Team USA Anthem. Click here to see the site, download the instrumental below.
J-Rad, you will not win so don't even try. Kotti might get past the first cut, but you can't hang either.
Just Blaze - Team USA Anthem (Instrumental) [click to download]