Thursday, August 27, 2009

first-week-sales-level-playing-field


This post is written in direct response to a comment on the “Laughter House” write-up which needs to be addressed: “You know who's selling? Maino, Ace Hood, Flo-Rida and Fabolous's R&B ass coaster of an album.”

Let’s break down the numbers, shall we? Slaughterhouse moved approximately 18,000 copies in first week sales. Maino moved approximately 18,000 copies in first week sales. Ace Hood moved approximately 19,000 copies in first week sales. And he’s signed to Def Jam, so you know the label bought at least a quarter of those CDs! Fabolous, also signed to Def Jam, is a platinum-selling artist. His new album Loso’s Way didn’t even break into the six digit mark. Fuck the rap group, it seems like the music industry itself is a damn slaughterhouse!

All of these numbers are abysmal in the sense that they’re not selling like the Black Eyed Peas or Eminem. But Slaugherhouse, like Maino, Ace Hood, Fabolous, [insert under-talented, overly-hyped emcee/group] all fit the same mold. So really, the first week sales numbers should be absolutely no surprise to anyone. Because at the end of the day, for years, it’s always been about one demographic: teenaged white girls. Now that’s gangsta!


Monday, August 24, 2009

J Dilla feat. Havoc & Raekwon "24K Rap"

J Dilla feat. Havoc & Raekwon "24K Rap" from Dennis-Sean Baquiran Jr. on Vimeo.


Music Video for "24K Rap" off of J Dilla's latest release, Jay Stay Paid (OUT NOW). This is the first time Havoc & Raekwon have ever been together in a music video, so why not film these NYC legends over a J Dilla beat?!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Proud of you.mp3


Heres one of the ill pimped out  classic from the man himself Johnny guitar Watson !

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DJ PREMIER VS DJ SCRATCH


DJ Premier vs. DJ Scratch in Red Hook (Video) from Digiwaxx TV on Vimeo.


East Coast legends DJ Premier and DJ Scratch faced off on the ones and twos last night (August 18), rocking a crowd of about two thousand strong of all ages and races at Red Hook Park in Brooklyn.

The event was sponsored by the CityParks Foundation in New York City, which has been responsible for a number of outdoor hip-hop shows this summer, including performances by KRS-One, MC Lyte, and Naughty by Nature.

Scratch and Premo kicked it off by cutting up old school funk and soul classics, from The Steve Miller Band’s “Joker” to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” to Carl Douglas’s “Kung Fu Fighting,” which promptly got Scratch to get in his best Bruce Lee stance. At one point, after Scratch laid down Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour,” holding the crowd in slow-jam rapture, Premo was forced to fall back. With nothing on deck, he excused himself, “I just pulled a Pete Rock—I’m not ready yet,” jokingly referencing friend and the legendary Mt. Vernon beatsmith who was originally slated to battle Preem.

About 45 minutes in, Premo posed to the crowd, “Y’all ready to get into some hip-hop?” launching into Slick Rick’s “Children’s Story.” A few exchanges later, Scratch broke into the famous sing-a-long “Engine Engine Number Nine,” from Black Sheep’s “The Choice is Yours” picking up his table in the palm of his right hand, while continuing to scratch the rest of the line (“Pick It Up!”) repeatedly with his left.

It was Scratch’s show, the true master of turntable theatrics, against Premier, a scratch-heavy producer, but not quite the showman. Yet Scratch paid tribute to his opponent on the evening, spinning such classic beats by the GangStarr producer as “New York State of Mind.” Premo returned the favor, spinning “New York Shit,” among other Scratch beats.

With only minutes to go in the set, Scratch brought out DJ Evil Dee to close it out, as the Black Moon producer and Scratch took turns swapping in and out on the same deck in fluid rotation. When host Danny Castro of the Lyricist Lounge asked the crowd who won the battle, Scratch won most of the praise, but the reception was considerably muted compared to that which was received by the true victor—the crowd.

M.O.P. Releasing “Foundation” On September 15th

In less than one month, fans of M.O.P. will receive the group’s first official Hip-Hop album in nearly ten years.

In a recent interview, co-founder Billy Danze exclusively revealed the release date for the group’s forthcoming E1 Records debut.

Originally scheduled for a June 2009 release, The Foundation is now set to hit stores on September 15.

The album features production by Alchemist, DJ Premier, Statik Selektah and Jake One, as well as guest appearances by Heltah Skeltah, Jadakiss, Beanie Sigel, Styles P, Redman, and Busta Rhymes, who graced the project’s lead single “Blow the Horns.”

“If you understand what’s going on, if you understand real dope music,” Danze told AllHipHop.com. “If you want some dope s**t to help get you out this dope music recession - ‘cause we getting all this wack s**t now, pick up that album September 15.”

Thursday, August 13, 2009

HAVOC"FROM NOW ON" MIXTAPE SNIPPET

This is a commercial for Havoc’s From Now On: The Mixtape. Shows scenes of Havoc writing and recording in the studio and also informs you where the mixtape will be available for download. Mixtape comes out August 18th..

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TWIZZ ft EL DA SENSEI "SO GOOD"

Heres  rare underground hip hop 12" From Jersey mc`s Twizz and El Da Sensei called so good . produced by P.Original

So Good-clean.mp3

Ghostface, Method Man, Raekwon Expected To Drop Album This Year

Ghostface [click to read] revealed to MTV.com plans to record an entire LP with Wu-Tang Clan brothers Method Man [click to read] and Raekwon [click to read]. According to Ghost, the as of yet untitled album will go into production in the next couple of months.

"We ain't got no title for it, but [Rae and Meth] been wanting to do that for a while, maybe like the past two years," Ghostface said. "I was always with it. I think that right now, everybody is in that position to do it now. I think within the next two months, everybody will start collecting beats. Everybody goes in — [Raekwon] gets four songs, I get four songs, [Meth] gets four. Start coming around like that and seeing what we can do. Make a little phat, tight one. I told Meth the other day, 'It's gotta be phat and tight. We don't need 16, 19 joints on there. Nah, nah, nah — 12 phat bullets. We do it like that, and that's it.' That's gonna happen soon. It will probably be out by the end of the year or January, and that's that."

Ghost and Meth will also appear together on Raekwon's long-delayed Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II LP [click to read]. The album, which was supposed to release on August 11, will see a September release.

"Rae got darts," Ghost assured. "His beats were up to par. He was doing what he gotta do. It's good, man. People wanna see that. Rae's been like, 'Cuban Linx coming, Cuban Linx is coming' for years. [Fans] was like, 'Yo, when is it coming, B?' Now he's finally finished it, and he's gonna put it out September 8."

In addition to these projects, Ghost is also anticipating the release of his R&B-inspired album, The Wizard of Poetry [click to read]. Although he plans to drop the album this year, an official date has not been set.

"If it's not steaming," he said of the finished product, "we can't put it out until it's right" 
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DJ CHEESE LIVE 1986 DMC WORLD FINALS

Gotta put this video up because  being from jersey i know he was one of the first to set it off in the dmc  plus of it's rarity I've also got to thank sally @ DMC for uploading this rare video...don't think any of you lot have seen this before so enjoy. also shout to bust the facts blogspot.

The Rimshots Super Disco.mp3


zSHARE - Super Disco.mp3
Heres a classic joint for you to rock out with nice and funky !!! 

Sample of the Day: Skyzoo, 9th Wonder & The Sylvers

Props to Soul Controllah for unearthing this joint a few weeks back. 9th Wonder sampled “How Love Hurts” from The Sylvers 1972 self-titled album. “Beautiful Decay” comes from Skyzoo’s forthcoming album Salvation dropping in September.

SLUM VILLAGE ACTIN NORMAL

New Slum Village video for their latest track 'Actin' Normal', taken from their upcoming album Villa Manifesto. Directed by Dwele and produced by Karriem Riggins.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

EYE CANDY

J.Dilla’s “Dillanthology” Vol. 3 to be released on October 13th



By Stephen Bolles, Rapster Records - In his brief 32 years J-Dilla, otherwise known as Jay Dee or James Yancey created and shaped a new sound for Hip-Hop that inspired beat smiths, MCs and music lovers around the globe. With an incredible line of production credits for De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, The Pharcyde, Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Common, D’Angelo, his own crew Slum Village and so many more it is little wonder that J-Dilla has been described as a visionary, a genius & the quintessential producers’ producer by some of the most respected names in the game. The fact that both Pharell Williams & Kanye West name him as their major inspiration speaks volumes to the influence of his distinctive “Dilla sound.”
His own albums Rough Draft & Donuts on Stones Throw, Welcome 2 Detroit & The Shining on BBE Records stand out as masterpieces of modern music production and capture the imagination of producers, DJs & all music lovers across the world.
In the final part of the Dillanthology trilogy, we present a collections of tracks from his classic solo albums and the Jaylib album with Madlib, the album features guest spots from Guilty Simpson, Black Thought (The Roots), Phat Kat, Common and D’Angelo.
Tracklist:
1. J Dilla- WorkinOnIt
2. Jay Dee- Pause
3. Jaylib- Raw Shit
4. J Dilla- Nothing Like This
5. J Dilla- Anti-American Graffiti
6. J Dilla- Glamour Sho75 (09)
7. J Dilla- Won’t Do
8. J Dilla- Baby feat. Madlib & Guilty Simpson
9. Jaylib- The Red (INST)
10. Jay Dee- It’s Like That
11. Jay Dee- Off Ya Chest
12. J Dilla- Crushin’ (Yeeeaah!)
13. J Dilla- Reality Check feat. Black Thought
14. Jay Dee- Featuring Phat Kat
15. J Dilla- So Far To Go feat. Common & D’Angelo

DJ KAOS LIVE UNDERGROUND HIP HOP VINYL MIX !!

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CELLA DWELLAS
DE LA SOUL
MADKAP AND MORE .

EL DA SENSEI ft INTERNAL QUEST -TALK OF THE CITY

DJ Kaos1200 Old school hip hop mix.mp3

Heres a dope quick mix i made at a cookout this summer with joints like
i made love-little shawn
on the run-kool g rap
taxin-special ed and more enjoy !!

zSHARE - Old school hip hop mix.mp3

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

DJ SPINNA STUDIO TOUR

Dj Spinna takes us inside the Thingamajig Lab and shows us some of his equipment and record collection (we couldn't share all of it but you get an idea). Sonic Smash in stores NOW!!! ...

Monday, August 10, 2009

DRAKE IS WACK ??Nicki-Minaj-Speaks To Mtv.

Joe Budden's reaction after being punched in the eye !!

WU TANG CLAN AINT NOTHIN TO FUCK WIT !!

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BIG DADDY KANE TELLS STORY ABOUT THE CREATION TO AINT NO HALF STEPPIN !

ULTIMATE 3 MC`S" WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO"


THIS IS A CLASSIC 80`S HIP HOP JOINT WHICH WAS USED BT THE RAP GROUP ARTIFACTS FOR THE SONG ULTIMATE !

KRS ONE & D NICE FOOTAGE

CLASSIC BDP INTERVIEW !!

EL DA SENSEI AND THE RETURNERS NEW LP

CHECK OUT NEW MUSIC FROM EL DA SENSEI !