Archive for March, 2010
You don’t even have to listen to a single leak to know this will be a crazy tape. Look at that artwork, look at this track’s line-up, and tell me you’re not interested. All four artists go in to the fullest, the outcome of which is a non-stop tyrade of lyricism with no one holding back. Jay and Mos Def really hold it down and made their verses the highlights of this song. That’s not to say Grae and Ortiz didn’t deliver though because while Jay Electronica and Mos brought the quotables, Jean and Joell dominated in terms of sheer hunger. Again, 24 Hour Karate School should be coming out at the end of this month, but as you can tell from the “Spring 2010″ header on the poster, that’s subject to change.
Nothing seems to really be going on today music-wise so might as well play a bit of catch-up. We posted Sauks’ “Wednesday” previously, and now we get the Tone Mason-produced remix featuring D. I’ve already laid my case out as to why you should jump on D-Sisive so I’ll spare you the mini-rant. All I’m going to say is listen to his verse on this and try to deny his talent. This isn’t a collabo most would have expected, but both artists ended up complementing each other on the remix, even though their styles are contrasting. Download link after the jump. Shouts to cityonmyback for the track and the pic above.
Nujabes – “Feather” feat. Cise Starr & Akin
Nujabes -“Lady Brown” feat. Cise Starr
Jun Seba, aka Nujabes, has passed away in a car crash. As the most widely recognized hip-hop figurehead out of Japan, Nujabes produced some of the most incredible beats that are cherished by the underground hip-hop scene. The smooth, laid-back, yet vivid sound of his instrumentals is like none other, making it a simple task to identify a Nujabes beat in the sea of hip-hop production. His work was featured heavily on the hit anime series, Samurai Champloo, which was famous for being the first major show to fuse anime with hip-hop elements. It is no exaggeration to say that Nujabes was unparalleled as an artist. They’ll reminisce over you, Jun Seba.
Seeing as how similar their sounds are, it was inevitable that a hot Pacific Division and Cool Kids collabo would pop up eventually. The Cool Kids are the nicest duo to come out in some time; they’ve got dope lyrics, rock a unique style and go on some of the most monstrous beats courtesy of Chuck Inglish. Pac Div….well, they’re good and all, but it feels like they ride Chuck and Mikey’s coat-tails with their sound and style. Ah, sue me. That being said, “Shut Up” is a dope track with some mean lines (” ‘Bout to bubble like peroxide landin’ in a cut”) and a heavy beat. The video complements the song’s confidence and the first verse being lip-synched by the ladies was a nice touch that added to the grit.
As promised, here’s the MTLien’s latest mixtape, Life’s Not So Sample 2. Anything dropping on time is becoming a rarity in this world of hip-hop, so you could say Malicious is off to a good start with this. I have a feeling this one will make some noise with the blogs, considering it has a Kevin Nottingham co-sign (shouts to Kevin and ODoubleF for hosting this by the way) and a promising buzz track. Either way, Life’s Not So Sample 2 is a good look for the Montreal scene and a worthwhile listen. Tracklist and download link after the jump.
Malicious is a rapper/producer out of Montreal who will be dropping his Life’s Not So Sample 2 mixtape tomorrow, and if this leak is any indication, then it will be a tape worth checking out. From his press team:
It’s about that time,
After the success of the first “Life’s not so sample” mixtape emcee/producer Malicious decided to go back in and this time he didn’t do it alone. With the help of producers G.C.,Gee Wiz, Duo Tang, and a feature from rising “femme fatale’ Signif, MTL’s own Malish delivers a 16 track heater filled with raw chopped samples. You’d think someone kidnapped Just Blaze and Kanye and is keeping them hostage in Canada the way this tape is sounding.
Officially it drops this Thurdays March 18th with the help of Kevin Nottingham but to give you taste of whats to come here is the lead track, Fade out, of the new mixtape “Life’s not so sample 2″.
Click here to download –> Fade Out
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT.
Malicious has been on the Canadian scene for a minute, so let’s see if this tape will garner him some love abroad.
Redman is one of those rappers that I always admired yet never had the initiative to check out his material. From the little I’ve heard from him, I know he can rip it up with his fierce, confident, and randomly funny lyrics. The guy’s a character and it’s time I catch up on his work. “Buck Buck” dropped today via Twitter earlier today and it bangs. From the window-shaking bass to Red’s fire, this less than 2 minute track is….well, buck. Be on the look out for Redman’s upcoming album, Reggie, dropping soon.
Download: Redman – “Buck Buck”
This leaked some time ago but I wanted to wait until a proper version came out before posting it, and thanks to 2DBz, we now have it. Off of Ski Beatz & Dame Dash anticipated 24 Hour Karate School mixtape which should be dropping at the end of the month, “Taxi” is such a chill track, allowing both emcees to work their magic. The beat was perfect for Mos, allowing him to spin his poetry and croon to his heart’s content. I’ve never heard of Whosane before, but he came correct too and gave a nice verse. Keep on the lookout for this tape, it’s going to be a big one.
The NoDJ of JD’s latest radio single from his Th1rt3en mixtape is now out. I know I criticized his lyrical skills on the last post I wrote about him but he’s definitely been on his grind and has gotten better as a lyricist. The rhythm and bounce in his flow is nice and gives this song the momentum it needs to make people listen to it all the way through. Grab the tape if you haven’t yet at the link below.
Download: JD Era – TH1RT3EN (Mixtape)
Download: JD Era – “Time” feat. Saukrates (NoDJ)
If you remember from some months back, we posted up a Trackstar mixtape in which Lil Wayne and Royce da 5’9″ verses were stacked side by side according to which beat both rappers jumped on. The tape was divided into rounds, and the back cover tracklisting was put together like a scorecard so you could keep track of who rocked which beat the best (click here to stream and download it). Trackstar is back at it with the same concept, pitting against each other two lyrical kings. You can download this tape here or listen to it in full above. Tracklist/scorecard after the jump. Big ups once again to TSS hosting this.
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