Thursday, 24 November 2011

DJ Jazzy Jeff & Ayah

This track is produced by the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff and is a smoothe track


another banger from the same project

Monday, 31 October 2011

Tune

I know its been a while but this badboy came up on my ipod the other day and its a classic!

Snoop will never lose it.



Also make sure to check out Statik Selektah - Population Control (classic album)

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Update

Just started a new job so I have been away from the blogging game. But here is a tasty treat for everyone:


Fuck d:one radio... F2D radio will be doing independent so watch this space!

The year is coming to an end so an expect a review of the best albums of 2011.

F2D tshirts coming soon also. If your interested message me!

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Fresh 2 Death Radio Show

Very good news: The Fresh 2 Death Radio Show has found a new home at D:one Radio (http://www.doneradio.com/)

Check the blog for updates on dates and rimes.

If you want to listen to the old shows you can check them out here.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Evidence - Same Folks ft. Fashawn

Even with everything going on in London, it's good to see some dope music coming out. I'm looking forward to Evidence's new album coming out 27/9 called Cats and Dogs!


If you recognise some of the lyrics it comes from this "freestyle"


FUCK THE LOOTERS!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Wackness: Mann - The Mack

A 2011 remake of the classic "Return of the Mack". This is the definition of WACK. Why would Snoop associate himself with this.


Check out the video here:


UPDATE (17/08/2011).

Another wack rapper has decided to make another remix:


The original

Monday, 25 July 2011

The BPM

For all you big time producers check out this new line of watches from Flud. MPC inspired calculator watches.


You can buy them here only $80.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Amy Winehouse

Today the world lost another talent. Here are some of my favourite tunes from the soulful songstress.




RIP AMY!!!

Thoughts also go out to all the victims of the attacks in Norway. Here is some dope Norwegian hiphop.

Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon know hip hop

Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon have joined twice now to bring us the history of rap with the Roots and I have to admit its pretty dope.


Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Nardwuar the Human Serviette

Nardwuar is a Canadian celebrity interview and I have to admit this guy gives the best interviews! Check out some of these classic interviews with some hip hop artists.



Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Brussels City

"Round my hometown memories are fresh/ Round my hometown oohhh the people I've met / Are the wonders of my world" - Adele 2007





Some dope pictures of Brussels courtesy of Shoeven.


Sunday, 17 July 2011

Dope D.O.D.

I am about 6 months late on this one but these cats are oeDOPEus REX! Hip hop over grimy dubsteppy beats. As my man Aryan said "this is some next generation shit".

"never turn on the TV so I don't know who Jay - Z is!"

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Female MCs

Female MCs have been around for a while so here are a couple of tracks from my favourite female MCs of all time, four from the old school and two from the new school

Lauryn Hill:
Lauryn is hands down one of my favourite female MCs of all time and I do hope that she will be able to put her ego aside so that the Fugees can record just one more album!

Rah Digga (Follow her here):
Digga has been rolling with the Flipmode Squad (Busta Rhymes's crew) for some time now.

Bahamadia (Follow her here):
Bahamadia has been on the scene for a while since her critically acclaimed album Kollage from 1996. She was even a founding member of Army of The Pharaohs (one of my favourite rap collectives).

Jean Grae (Follow her here):
Jean has been in the game a long time aswell and has collaborated with all the big dogs in the game. I really enjoyed the work she did with The Herbaliser. She


Rapsody (Follow her here):
Signed to 9th Wonders lable she is guaranteed some TASTY BEATS!
. You can check her "Thank Her Now" mixtape here [props to 2dopeboyz]

Nina B (Follow her here):

VidaKillz (Follow her here)
Vida is another upcoming MC who is super dope! Make sure to sign up for her monthly EPs. Here is a track she did with a friend of mine.

Also this is anther banger by 3 heavy UK female MCs (Wildflower, Estelle & Tempa):
This track was one of Estelle's first ever tracks.




Friday, 15 July 2011

L.A. Salami is poetry

I've been meaning to post about this artist somewhere for someone to read and well I just feel inspired this minute in this day.

The artist? L.A. Salami.
Day to Day (for 6 days a week) - Acoustic by L.A. Salami

He is a poet. Familiar with the treats of guitar and harmonica playing and this -to die for- story-telling voice.
For those who thought folk rock is something of the past, L.A. Salami is proof of the unheard talent in the streets. Songs full of lyricism, something Bukowski would approve of, with a broken voice full of charm and solitude only true to those folk artists of the past like Joan Baez and Cohen. Salami's words like from a novel written by the beat generation are full of vision and hopes for the future but with a teaspoon of cynicism, a pinch of darkness, despair and hopelessness.

Derrick Bird vs The World by L.A. Salami

**He is playing Monday@Slaughtered Lamb (London) 20.00.

http://soundcloud.com/l-a-salami
https://www.facebook.com/L.A.Salami?sk=wall

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Who the fuck are Rizzle Kicks?

Who the fuck are Rizzle Kicks?

The latest gem and its off the hook.
Lets start from the beginning... Rizzle Kicks are two mates who after reuniting in Brighton started this amazing project. Rizzle got Sylvester to colaborate on some stuff he was working on and BAM! We have a connection, so this is the long story short, Rizzle Kicks.
I personally first came across them during my A&R course, when someone introduced them as the best unsigned act, this was a few months back and now these cheeky duo is signed and making good music better. Their style is quirky with most of their videos resembling home made stuff with a spark of creativity. They are funny and playful in their videos and to date have shown that there is always space for new -amazing- music.

Their first tunes are samples of tracks by established acts with the Rizzle Kicks twist i.e. their raping style closest to that flow of Jurassic 5 and their sweet melodic voice which in my ears sounds weirdly enough like Jason Mraz (I hate saying this because I am not a fan of mass produced pop but I am not going to lie Mraz is not that bad after all) and well for RK its not such a bad compliment because what makes them -Oh so splendid!- is their ability to create a listenable fusion of pop and hip-hop making it truly one of the best new up and coming acts out there!

Here are some videos of their talent so corroborate that in deed they did sound a bit like Jurassic5...
Miss Cigarette

Down With The Trumpets with epic trumpets that must be some sort of hollar to Delinquent Habits - Here Comes The Horns

So do we agree? Rizzle Kicks are some hot shit!
Ahh and playing the Underage Festival 5th August (London)!


Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Gangrene & Roc Marciano - Jet Luggage

Gangrene, made up of Alchemist and Oh No, and Roc Marciano have linked up for an EP. This the first track to be released from the project and this shit is RAW!

Friday, 8 July 2011

What's good peoples!

It's been a minute since I posted anything on fresh2death, but there were various things happening in the past few months. Holidays, events, exams, etc.

Let me give you a quick outline of what's been good in the past few months (April, May, June, July).

April was a pretty boring month in terms of hip hop releases. Sure, there were few all right ones, but nothing that got me excited personally. For example Del The Funky Homosapien - Golden Era, which was a highly anticipated three-disc album and even praised by a lot of the critics, but for me Kanye West's All Of The Lights and Wiz Khalifa's Black & Yellow coming from the radio, mtv or from a passing car gave me more pleasure than Del playing on my music player. I mean don't get me wrong, Del is a good lyricist and he keeps it real, but there was nothing new about him (hence the Golden Era title). He just went back to the old and tried to make it work in nowadays music scene. To be honest I've never been a huge fan of Del, although he does have some good tracks from the past that I always bump my head to and try to rap along, like 'Mistadobalina', 'If You Must', 'Gorrillaz -Clint Eastwood' and a few others..

If you know who he is, you know who he is. If you don't you can check his album release party video here - and you'll see what's up. In a few words he is a lyricist with a funky flavor. He's dope, he's a legend. But STILL I'm not a big fan. Sorry!

So, the best album of April would have to be Big K.R.I.T. - Return of 4Eva mixtape. Although it was released March 28, I think it's close enough to be chosen for April and because album of the month in March was already taken by Reks -R.E.K.S. (you can check my reviewhere).

Let me just say a few words about Big K.R.I.T. without keeping it too long.
Big K.R.I.T. brings that heavy dirty South bass sound that I've come to love in recent years..
He comes from Mississippi, he has made feature appearances on Wiz Khalifa's and Curren$y's albums. He's a young up and coming (the new generation) rapper who will take over this rap game along with such MCs like Mac Miller, Yelawolf, Cyhi Da Prynce, Diggy Simmons, etc.
The mixtape has 21 dope tracks and it's like a free album (get it here). It features big guest names such as Ludacris, Bun B, Chamillionaire and few others.

Big K.R.I.T. will release his debut album end of September, so watch out for it!
Example video from the mixtape, 'Country Shit' feat. Ludacris, Bun B:


Although one of my favorite tracks is 'Get Right' because it has that old school sound. ALL THE TRACKS ARE DOPE THO, SO DON'T FORGET TO COP THE ALBUM! IT'S FREE!!!
(Rating for the mixtape 4.25/5; in terms on South rappers 5/5)

May was a lot more interesting. There were many many dope releases indeed - 'When it it rains it pours' as they say.

Lets make it rain with the dopeness [in chronological order] then: Neek the Exotic & Large Professor - Still on the Hustle; Elzhi - ELMatic; Durrty Goodz - Overall; Edo G - A Face In The Crowd; Kool G Rap - Riches, Royalty & Respct; Big L - The Danger Zone.

POW - that was at least six dope albums in one month. Sheeeeeeeit!

And some interesting or wierd ones like Lonely Island - Turtleneck & Chain; Tyler, The Creator (OFWGKTA) - Goblin; Tinie Tempah - Disc-Overy.

Neek the Exotic & Large Professor - Still on the Hustle is a decent album. It has that Golden Era smooth sound and smooth style of rapping, so I ain't gonna say more about it. Get it and check it yourself!

Elzhi (former member of Slum Village) - ELMatic is a seriously dope mixtape. You might think, hold on, wait a minute. ELMatic sounds like a familar name for an album. Well, you're right! It's named after NAS' debut album Illmatic, because Elzhi uses its beats (it must be noted that he flips the beats by use LIVE instrumentation which makes it dope!) but he uses his own rhymes and style that sounds just as dope as NAS' effort. Get the mixtape for free fromhere or check my favorite track first:


and you can compare it to NAS - It Ain't Hard To Tell and draw your own conclusions.
Durrty Goodz - Overall is a debut album from a UK Grime artist Durrty Goodz. Remember I told you in the beginning of the year to look out for him? Well, he finally came out with an absolute banger. Goodz is my top UK MC because he can rap to ANY beat, be it reggae, hip hop, grime or whatever and he can do it fast and with seeming-less effort. Get his album or his free mixtapes here. Top track from the album is 'Don't Ask Me' feat. Inferno (check how he switches up his style at 1:44):


Edo G - A Face In The Crowd
Edo G is a veteran rapper from Boston. He's in his early forties, so decades of experience and skill have made him a force to be reckoned with. He started rapping late 80's when he was only 15, and hasn't stopped since. He has some pretty heavy albums and collaborations with many respectable MC's in the game under his belt.

Now he's back again with another heavy album, which has received good reviews and praise all around the hip hop community. Here's an example from the album called 'Stop It':


Kool G Rap - Riches, Royalties & Respect
Kool G Rap is so dope and so utterly G to my eardrums that I have to give him 'fresh2death'stamp and a respectable Album of the Month title.
Firstly, here is some background info for those who never heard of Kool G Rap (shame on you!). Now this cat maybe in his early forties, but there's still a lot of fire left in him. His first single came out in 86' (when earlier mentioned Big K.R.I.T. was born, daamn that's a long time ago..). He is so dope that he is any respectful MC's number one favorite MC. Even big stars likeJay-Z give him props (and you know he rarely does that for anyone) on his 'Encore' track he says - 'Yeah hearin me rap is like hearin G Rap in his prime' (meaning there is no one iller).

Kool G Rap hooked up with DJ Polo late eighties and they went on to release three albums together, which are all regarded as hip hop classics. In 93' G Rap decided to go solo and recorded five solo albums and countless collaborations between then and now. He has pretty much worked with everyone, and there isn't anyone in the game that hasn't heard of him or doesn't admire him.

Although G Rap talks with a lisp and he is quite modest, he raps without fear and with lyrical skill, flow, style and delivery like no other MC dead or alive. He is known to take multisyllabic rhyming to its limits. Nowadays most notable MC's to do that are Eminem and Nas, but they're not quite there yet. Kool is also known for his great storytelling like Biggie and the first to introduce mafioso themes into hip hop, wayyyy before Raekwon or Jay-Z did it.

My favourite has to be this one from 92':


When I first heard it I was so impressed that I played it back to back for a very long time, and then when I saw the video few years later for the first time I felt like I had seen it already. Because G Rap is just too good of a story teller that paints a clear picture in your head like no other.

That's just one of dozens of excellent tracks from the mighty G.
In 2009 he gave a foreword in a book by Paul Edwards called 'How To Rap: The Art & Science of a Hip-Hop MC', which is compiled of interviews from a huge caliber of rappers (104 to be exact). It is considered to be an excellent read by many, including our own blogger - Minty.

Now let's talk a little about his newest album that dropped mid-May.
When I said months ago that Rap is a young man's game, well...I stand corrected! I'm not saying that Kool G Rap is better than he's ever been, I'm just sayin he hasn't lost 'IT'! You know what I mean!?

Let the tracks speak from themselves, here's a second track from the album. I chose it cause I haven't quite heard a beat like that before and I don't even have to mention how dope the lyrics are. Check it, 'Ya Chic Chose Me':


First video from the album just dropped out a few days ago:


and here are two of my favorites from the album 'The Meaning To Your Love':


and he might have saved the best for last. The last track from the album 'Harmony Homicide':


I have chosen 'softer' tracks from the album, but don't be fooled by that, because most of the album is packed with heavy gangsta themes and beats. The joint is HOT or should I say shit's just right. So fo sho' get stuck in with the album ya'll!
My rating for the album is a definite 5/5.

Now last but not least there's Big L - The Danger Zone. Of course everyone knows that Big L is dead since 1999 (just at the age of 24), but that doesn't stop him releasing another album. Big L was a true talent who had a very unique style that was later copied by Fabolous, Joe Buddenand even by Lloyd Banks. Although I'd have to say that no one's ever got close to truly copy Big L, but they do try. 'The Danger Zone' is just a collection of some of Big L's greatest tracks and it includes features from Gang Starr, Lord Finesse, A.G., O.C, D.I.T.C. and a few others. You can never go wrong with a bit of Big L, so I definitely recommend it. Rest in peace Big L!

I think it's enough for now. Part 2 about June & July is coming soon, so keep a look out!
I'm outty!
PEACE!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Wackness - VNasty

A couple of weeks ago I posted a wack tune by Kreayshawn but here is a freestyle from one of the members of her White Girl Mob. This freestyle is probably one of the WACKEST things I have seen in the last few years.


She is no Black Thought that is for sure

Mad Cuz I'm Styling On You

A clip from a freestyle battle came out a few years ago. Take note this is how not to enter a rap battle:


A remake:

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Police Brutality

Last night Pete Rock and Smif N Wessun were in the midst of celebrating the release of their new collaborative project Monumental when the police swarmed the concert.

"UK DJ/Presented Jay Diamond released the 8 minute video, showing NYPD brutally attack a young man. It’s unknown what sparked the melee, but the video shows that many of the NYPD officers were being aggressive when trying to disperse the crowd."

This shit is pretty out of order!!

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Travelling Edition

Its the summer time so I thought I would post up some travelling hip hop tunes.

have to start with some fash:








Friday, 24 June 2011

Onra and Quetzal representin'

This is my first post for Fresh2Death and I thought there is no better way of introducing my musical taste than by what I have been listening to lately and that is these amazing producer duo Onra and Quetzal (a.k.a. Al Quetz). Onra french hip hop beat maker, Al Quetz more of a character in the shadow not too much info around and certainly not highly commercial, doing good shit for those who appreciate. Onra and Quetzal put out this Tribute album featuring the most interesting fusion of music, from jazzy soulful tunes that remind me of a smoother and darker Mayer Hawthorne to beats that are intricate mixtures of afro-beats combined with some trip-hop and reggae greatness more for those Ayatollah lovers.

Together, I am not shy to say they might be on to something massive, maybe even bigger and better than J-Dilla.

Their album Tribute is features on their myspace: http://www.myspace.com/tribute2006
Gotta Have It from Tribute 2006


Wait, also from Tribute


Ready produced by Quetzal

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Wackness: Kreayshawn

"I'm not a hater, just don't like much" (Rorkid, 2011). There is only one word to describe this...WACK

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Outkast

Outkast is one of those amazing hip hop groups that I keep forgetting about until they turn up on my ipod.

Here are 3 of my favourite outkast tracks (or tracks by outkast members):





Thursday, 16 June 2011

Random Axe

The newest hip hop supergroup coming out of Duck Down Records.... Random Axe comprised of Sean Price, Guilty Simpson and Black Milk.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Summer Mixes

Now that the radio show is finished. (Note: you can check out all the old shows here ). I will be starting a new fortnightly series of themed mixes much like the radio show. To start off with two summer mixes that I made the other day. The 'softcore' mix is full of more soulful beats and the 'hardcore' mix is full of more hard hitting beats.



Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?3vi63694qyw3vhq



Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?3p3ri39klwj1o6e

Here is another great summertime track:

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Urban Knights

Urban Knights are a hip hop group from Manchester. They are RAW peep this live version of their track Grimesville:



Check out some of their other tracks they are real GRIMEY.



Friday, 10 June 2011

The Essence

For me, this is the essence of hip hop. Three hip hop greats vibing out on stage:

Fat Joe losing 88 pounds

Fat joe lost 88 pounds! Check out the full story here

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Logos

Here are some random logos for fresh2death.

This is the original logo that inspired the fresh2death movement, props to Matt for this:


Another logo that nearly became the logo for the blog (pretty rookie logo), props to Scott for this:


This is the final logo designed by Mooly along with the "certified dope" tags:




A tasty "Aggressive Scratch" logo done by my girl Lucy for all you hardcore scratch DJs:


Thursday, 2 June 2011

Rapsody

Rapsody is a female MC signed to 9th Wonders lable and she is


Props to my man Kid Just Play for putting me on her (check out his blog here). Here are two tasty tracks for her:



Sneaker Fiend

I like sneakers but this guy is insane, check this out if you like your sneakers:



Saturday, 28 May 2011

Friday, 27 May 2011

Adele Vs Hip Hop

Right now adele is an unstoppable force at the moment and she has had a big influence on hip hop! Couple of months I showed a dope adele remix mixtape. Check it out here

Checkout these hip hop remakes of Adele tracks:

The Incomparable Shakespeare - Hometown



If you are feeling Incomparable Shakespeare check out his mixtape "The British Invasion" here

BIG Krit - Hometown



Arrogant - Hometown



Childish Gambino - Do Ya Like

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Easy access to Golden Hip Hop

I came across quite a good website from where you can download quality hip hop albums either for free or by buying them. All albums have full track lists, album covers, youtube links for previews, some info on the artists and of course great quality.

The websites FAQ states the following: "What does this blog represent?
This blog is about letting people know what are the roots of Hip-Hop music and how those roots were developed by numerous hip-hop artists. The content on this blog is permanently expanding with released albums from various hip-hop artists by provinding file sharing links, but please be advised that the albums you download are only for informational purposes!"

The website can be accessed here.


Happy digging!

Wackness: Hip Hop vs House

According to wikipedia the mix of house and hip hop is called hip house. I am not really feeling all these hip hop cats making these house tunes.

Here are some examples:







UPDATE: 23/07/2011

Ludacris & Taio Cruz have linked up with David Guetta for another wack hip hop / house tune.


STICK TO WHAT YOU DO BEST!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Hip Hop Gifs

Check out these funny hip hop related gifs. You can check more out here.





Puff Puff Pass

This grandma is on her smoking flex!

puff puff pass!

Gutter Rainbows

Support the fam!

Check out my man Kid Just Play's blog: Gutter Rainbows

Action Bronson

I mentioned this cat in a previous blog. This guy is a new rapper on the scene from New York bringing back that oldschool new york flavour that the scene is missing. A lot of people call him the "white ghostface killah" because of his flow and his stream of conciousness rap style.

Make sure to check out his album Dr Lecter. Click here for a review of his album.

UPDATE: Pitchfork media have reviewed the Dr Lecter album and given it a 8.1 which is AMAZING by their standards. Check the interview here

Here are some of his tracks from his album:





He gets on his reggae flex with this track:



He collaborated with my fav producer check it out here:

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Ill Bill - White Nigger

Interesting track:



Check out Ill Bills breakdown of the track:

T Shirt Design

Tasty idea for a tshirt design:


Or some fresh2death tshirts:


Twitter

You can now follow me on twitter.

Click here

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Snoop Dogg - X Factor

Snoop Dogg wants to launch a hip hop version of X factor .... I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Check out the article here

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

The Obamas Know How To Dance

Michelle:






Barack:



Pitchfork Media

Standard pickfork media giving Tyler the Creator's - Goblin an 8 out of 10. The album is ok but definitely not an 8 out of 10 and is deffo not on the same league as Action Bronson's - Dr Lecter. The album is deffo worth a listen if you want some " deconstruction and sonic disorder" (Hip Hop DX) you should give the album a listen. I would love to have a sit down with the staff of Pitchfork Media to have a discussion about Hip Hop.


Check out the review here

Wackness - Snoop Dogg and Charlie Sheen - Winning

Snoop Dogg did a track with Charlie Sheen .....*slap head*. Check it out.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Wackness - Dr Dre Detox

Dr Dre made it seem that he was going to release Detox on 420:



Tbh I don't think Dre is ever going to release this puppy and the two singles that he has released so far have been mediocre. The video/beat for kush were tight but what was up with the feature from akon? Should have brought Devin the dude or Nate Dogg (before he passed away) on the track.

Dr Dre - 2001 was one of the first hardcore hip hop records that I heard and to this day will probably always be one of my favourite albums of all time. I have been waiting 12 years for the sequel I just hope he doesn't disappoint ......

Friday, 6 May 2011

Beatboxing

Beatboxing is a key element of hip hop so here a few beatboxing videos I have seen over the years:

Rahzel("Godfather of Noyze") is one of the original beatboxers and was one of the first to beatbox and sing at the SAME TIME!!



This french guy made some ways with his beatbox performance on french xfactor type thing:



This german kid is pretty tight and tight video



This guy beatboxes and plays the flute....DOPE!



This guy beatboxes and plays the harminoca .... SUPER DOPE!



4 minute hip hop history ..... INSANELY DOPE!



Nothing super new but thought it was cool that he beatboxed some lion king



I have to give props to will smith for his beatboxing

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Elzhi - Halftime

Elzhi will be releasing his long awaiting Illmatic tribute, Elmatic on the May 10th. Here are the first visuals of the track Halftime with the Will Sessions Band.



Fashawn recorded a dope Illmatic tribute mixtape called "ode to illmatic", check it out here. Peep Fashawn's version of Halftime.



Which do you think is better? (hit the comment)

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Playlist for show 01/05/2011

You listen to the first hour on:


The rest of the tracklist can be seen here:

1. Terror Squad – Lean Back
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajmI1P3r1w4
2. Big Pun – Still Not A Player
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOEOn3fng9U
3. Tego Calderon – Abayarde
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnMEIxV-TD0
4. Don Omar ft Nore, LDA, Fat Joe – Reggaeton Latino (Remix)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nLIefLFDvg
5. Skindred - Selector
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLLQ-XWlidk
6. Shaggy – In The Summer Time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW_MJRscgHE
7. Katrina and the Waves – Im Walking On Sunshine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPUmE-tne5U
8. Fliptrix – Graffiti Wont Die
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUIT_rtzjbg
9. Sway – Little Derek
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j10_ZnyWac
10. Wiley – In The Summertime
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7wzYR--hS4
11. Estelle – 1980
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0ODOYNAuGM
12. Lauryn Hill – Everything is Everything
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3_dOWYHS7I
13. Method Man and Redman – Ayo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmzQjMjgHcU
14. Dilated People – This Way
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbo9QlcLcX8
15. Jay Z – Feelin It
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV0fWMcl7wc
16. Marco Polo – Nostalgia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eoy36iTmXS4
17. Nujabes – Feather
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5-2-jD-42Q
18. Stat Quo – Quo City
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqPzwHxglIM
19. Lupe Fiasco – Kick Push
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrF4BJ1cwPE
20. JR and PH7 – Summer Chill
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnK8it0ad_Q
21. DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince – Summertime
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV-BKF2jL6k
22. Biz Markie – Just A Friend
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aofoBrFNdg
23. Ice Cube – It Was A Good Day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4UqMyldS7Q
24. Dr Dre – Nuthin But A G Thang
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gK1e2TCFAA
25. Snoop Dogg – Ups and Downs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9aYoEQxUCQ
26. Memphis Bleek & Jay Z – Dear Summer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMh6oY9YbMA
27. Evidence – The Far Left
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF49mEFqE2U
28. Jadakiss – We Gonna Make It
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6TrQzNTrRA
29. Fashawn – Sunny CA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMZInidCNlo
30. UGK – Intl Players Anthem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awMIbA34MT8
31. Mac Miller – Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnAbszcy3bs
32. Naughty By Nature – OPP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xGuGSDsDrM
33. Outkast – So Fresh So Clean
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp2hvM2LL_4
34. Notorious BIG – Juicy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yix96Oi_R_s
35. Camron – Hey Ma
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m60XKqEEnfg
36. Common – Follow Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATXUdlan6UA
37. EPMD – Don’t Get Clapped
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipccT6Fi8nQ
38. Chaka Demus & Plies – Murder She Wrote
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-av7F1JBmj4
39. Nas & Damian Marley – Nah Mean
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCV0KJ-_At0
40. Beenie Man – Street Life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnqahXC8KsA
41. Sister Nancy – Bam Bam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXnT3LFTc-s
42. Santigold – Shove It
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez2wYCRjYyY
43. Big Pun – Twinz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiwvPmRTv6M
44. Mobb Deep – Drop A Gem On Em
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYbeZi925nY
45. DJ Honda – Travelin Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2YUDZZV6H8
46. Will Smith – Getting Jiggy With It
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JcmQONgXJM
47. Foreign Beggars – Frosted Perspeks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4Rhm_G4_rg
48. Warren G – Regulate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1plPyJdXKIY

Friday, 29 April 2011

Alchemist

One of the best producers in the game but also a pretty decent MC. He used to be in a crew with scott caan (oceans 11, 12, 13) called the whooliganz.

Check out their video from the early 90s



Check the Alchemist once he grew up with the help of Prodigy, Nina Sky, and Illa Ghee

Evidence Interview

3 part interview with Dilated Peoples front man, Evidence (ex graffiti artist). Really enjoyed the interview format and evidence is an insightful cat so enjoy and he thinks Fash is a top dog and enjoys kebabs so I can't hate on him.




Check out his track far left from his layover ep



this is a super dupe dope live version of the track far left

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History

This is a really dope video series about the top samples in hip hop history check them out. The guy is pretty annoying but the videos are still dope.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Funny videos

With this FYP I seem to spend half my day glued to youtube, anyways found these stupid /funny videos







This is how Jerry Springer should be

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Tyler The Creator Interview

Seeing as these guys are ALL OVER the internet these days, here is pretty interesting interview with Odd Future main man Tyler the Creator

Official Crown of Laurel

I haven't really done any fashion posts but I thought I should do one today. Official Crown of Laurel make some super dope snapback caps (now that they are coming back into fashion). Bought myself one of these puppies the other day, check them out:





Check out the rest of their gear here

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Album of the month

Ye, ye, yea. It's that time again. I hope ya'll enjoyed that little preview I gave you. Now without further ado best hip hop album of March is:

Reks - R.E.K.S. (Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme)

When I first heard Reks' 'Grey Hairs' I thought it was good, then he came back with 'More Grey Hairs' and that was equally as dope, but when Reks came out with R.E.K.S. I thought daaaamn.. He is like a good Whiskey that gets better with time. I listened to his album back to back tens of times and one track in particular, I listened to like a hundred times. But I'll come back to that later.

Reks is a Boston rapper, and if you like Statik Selektah, Freeway, Termanology, Pete Rock, DJ Premier and dope hip hop in general, then you'll definitely love Reks.
All the names I just mentioned are featured on the album along with Hi-Tek, Sha Money XL, The Alchamist, Styles P, Nottz, Blaze P. The album was released by Showoff Records on March 8th.

The way he talks about everything and everyone from the past couple of years is executed amazingly, especially lyrically, but I have to give a shout out to all the producers. Let's take a look at some of the things he says:

'Limelight' is a track about how wonderful it is to be amongst glorious stars, but in an ironic way (click here to listen while you read on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_udqz-V7RPM ). He mentions couple of artist, industry people, newest technologies etc.

"excuse me niki would you please minaj me
and quickly I promise not to bring eric with me"

"Gotta make the money so somebody remembers me
Lyrics ain’t gonna cut it fuck it I can just simply
Sell out to sell out crowds with a recipe
I see my destiny, star on a boardwalk
Grammy night, walkin my family down the red carp
Simon cowell, next american idol is reks, dog"

"Twitter twitter, oh how i love my tweet...

A nigga feel glad cause technology is sweet.
Come follow me on facebook even if we never speak."
"ipod CHECK, iPhone CHECK, iPad YES, Iraq's NEXT"

The track is full of good lines, he even talks about Kanye taking the stage at he MTV Awards, if you didn't get it then Google lyrics or re-listen to the track.

Next track 'Kill Em' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0pblV-fGG8) is talking about how the industry is killing the talent. He cleverly mentions underground artists saying stuff like:

"Off with these rappers heads, Termanology DEAD, Slaughterhouse talking about how my eyes see read, why let them live, i kill em..." "Statik hurry lets get this track quick fantastic.. I fucking hate dope rappers, if you ain't made it big I'm killing you.. These days we got whips and bitches in a video. Little Brother DEAD.."

Deep slow jams like 'This Is Me' feat. DJ Corbet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbuaKpm6lsI) and'Mr. Nobody' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOV9m4nIQvI) talk about Reks growing up and how hard it all was. These tracks are for all you ladies and fellas out there that like a bit of R&B singing.

'Cigarettes' feat. Lil Fame (from M.O.P.) & Attica Barz (video from here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upaiw6VMRYs) is for all you cigarette and weed smokers out there, one of my favorite lines is "homie told me I should quit smoking, I took a pull and said quit joking - I'm stressed." And to be fair I've never even heard a track like this before. If you have then leave a comment down below.

The whole album is so SO dope and I definitely recommend you to get your hands on to this'fresh2death' copy or just check the tracks on YouTube and you'll see that it's a must have album! Reks says in his last track 'Like A Star': "I eat any instrumental, but my sons can't eat beats..", so show some support and bring hip hop back to golden era status.

Lastly I would like to leave you with my favorite track on the album 'This Or That'. I have literally listened to it over hundred times and still can't get enough. Shout out to Statik Selektah for a monster beat, shout out to Jon Wolf for the video and my hat off to the great Reks for the lyrics and delivery.(here's a link to the lyrics: http://lyrics.duble.com/this-or-that-lyrics-reks.html) Now listen to this and as Reks says: "You are now in tune to the facts, Reks the black Aristotle":



My rating for the album: 5/5

Monday, 4 April 2011

Album of the month preview

It's 4th of April already and still no album of the month?
Don't worry, it's coming soon!

In the mean time you can peep this masterpiece, also released last month. It's Pharoahe Monch from the legendary nineties underground hip hop group called 'Organized Konfusion'. The track is from his latest album named W.A.R.(We Are Renegades).
The track was made into a 10 minute short movie that has quite a powerful message, also all the 'The Wire' fans can see Marlo's right hand man Chris as one of the main characters in the movie, so check it:

(but if you're inpatient then the track starts from 3:11)

PS! This will not be album of the month! Something even greater will be!

Peace!

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Playlist for show 27/03/2011

1. Onyx – Slam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ADgCeYJMN4
2. Das Efx – You Want Efx
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmiiW936jqw
3. Mos Def – Mathematics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycJ5m5Mt9JE
4. Mos Def and Talib Kweli – Definition
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx5aVI2zsFE
5. Wu Tang Clan – Bring Da Ruckus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIPfQ-HtYeM
6. Big L – Put It On
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBrzEVJwYFg
7. The Roots – Pass The Popcorn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6VNmsp1vL8
8. Jay Z – Hard Known Life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxtn6-XQupM
9. Method Man ft Mary J Blige – You’re All I Need
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siXunj15hKc
10. The Beatnuts – Off The Books
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYV7FkoUNPY
11. Crooklyn Dodgers – Crooklen 95
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opWYnUpNtG8
12. Notorious BIG – Big Poppa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ27AM3RTv8
13. Blahzay Blahzay – Danger
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksUv-jJZWm8
14. Beastie Boys – Intergalatic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qORYO0atB6g
15. Busta Rhymes – Get Out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI0vfaq1WOU
16. Naughty By Nature – Hip Hop Hooray
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA2_-eQ26tY
17. Nas – Memory Lane
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXBFG2vsyCM
18. Nas – Halftime
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e13GchfX930