Whatever You Want

June 30, 2009

Consequence (feat. Kanye West & John Legend): “Whatever You Want”

Above is the first single for Consequence’s sophomore G.O.O.D. Records release Cons TV.  This is along the same lines of his first albums’ vibe (which popped), so I’m pretty excited about this particular project.

Is Kanye back on his rapping game?  Hopefully so..

Good look NR.

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While MJ may not be synonymous with hip-hop, it’s important to note the undeniable connection.  Even though it’s not on the James Brown sampling level, rap artists from across the spectrum have used many of his hits in their beats.  Artists such as Nas, Tupac, and MC Lyte dug in the Jackson crates, to give us MJ classics in another form.  Attached HERE is a bigger version of the above map of MJ samples used in hip-hop.

Shout out to Ethan Hein for putting this together.

Billie Jean

June 26, 2009

The news is still sucking just as bad this morning.  The internet is going crazy, shutting down search engines, and listening to MJ on repeat.  I thought I’d throw my hat (ala Moonwalker) into the mix as well, with “Billie Jean” getting shine on this week’s Bass Radio.  Classic material from the best to ever do it.

The King of Pop

June 25, 2009

Oh man…This is too much right now.  Rest in peace to one of the greatest entertainers to ever walk this green earth.  He is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in music history and overall American culture.  You will be missed.

R.I.P.

Hot Sauce Committee

June 24, 2009

September 15th 2009 marks the upcoming release date for the Beastie Boys’ latest full-length Hot Sauce Committee Part 1Billboard recently provided a sneak peak regarding album info, along with the official tracklist:

The Beastie Boys have confirmed that their eighth studio album, “Hot Sauce Committee Part 1,” will be released Sept. 15 by Capitol. The set will include 17 tracks, including “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” featuring Santigold and “Too Many Rappers” featuring Nas..

Nas collabo?!?  Nicely done…

Tracklist:

1. Tadlock’s Glasses
2. B-Boys In The Cut
3. Make Some Noise
4. Nonstop Disco Powerpack
5. OK
6. Too Many Rappers (featuring NAS)
7. Say It
8. The Bill Harper Collection
9. Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win (featuring Santigold)
10. Long Burn The Fire
11. Bundt Cake
12. Funky Donkey
13. Lee Majors Come Again
14. Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament
15. Pop Your Balloon
16. Crazy Ass Shit
17. Here’s A Little Something For Ya

Back to the Feature…

June 24, 2009

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Wale & 9th Wonder: “Back to the Feature (mixtape)”

Just after dropping his first official single w/ Lady GaGa (along with an assault of mixed feelings), Wale gives the people something that made him famous in the first place…The Mixtape.  Complete with a solid guest list (Talib, etc.) and banging 9th Wonder production, mark this one as another K.O. on the scorecard.

When They Remiremix…

June 24, 2009

2Pac: “Old School (B.Cause Back To The Books Remix)”

A little late on this, but felt the need to post the above regardless.  B.Cause dropped another gem over at his site (DITD), with a remix to my favorite 2Pac track “Old School” off Me Against The World.  This one kills it, as do all the other ones on his site.

R.I.P. Pac.

PREVIOUSLY: Lady GaGa Gets Skrewed Blame it on the Goldshlager; Ice C.R.E.A.M. Paint Job

eBay All Day

June 24, 2009

While I’ve always felt a little shaky when it comes to “digging” for records on eBay, I’m quickly finding that there’s a way to go about it that works.  The whole reason I stayed away from doing this in the past has to do with the idea that anyone can log on and bid, thus taking the whole point of “digging” out of the equation…Finding a rare groove from visiting your local record shop feels way better anyways.  Once dug-up, that record now has a personal story behind it (i.e. where you were when you found it, etc.)…At least more so than finding it through eBay search.

Also, you never know what you’re getting sometimes.  Some years back I was tripping off Rick James’ Street Songs and couldn’t find a copy on wax anywhere.  I took a rare trip to eBay, found it for $3 in “mint condition,” and had it shipped my way.  The record arrived a week later, complete with intact cover sleeve, as well as warped-as-hell vinyl inside (no joke).  Needless to say, this experience alone left me shook to find records online (especially the expensive ones).

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This > Everything Else

June 22, 2009

Speechless…I can’t even begin to comprehend the lineup that recently played at BB Kings.  The above event included appearances (and performances) by Boot Camp Click, KRS One, MC Lyte, Das Efx, Nice N Smooth, Busta Rhymes, Raekwon and Inspectah Deck.

Apparently, I didn’t get the memo.  I can’t believe it!

Shouts to DJ Snips.

Unkut found some hilarious recordings from the UK, with Method Man, RZA, and ODB terrorizing a local radio station.  They are really non-stop the entire time, clowning everyone that calls in, while promoting the Forever release at the same time.  Check it out HERE.

R.I.P. Dirt Dog.