Dr. Dre (feat. Jay-Z): “Under Pressure”

Two listens in a row, and while I dig it, I’m not doing back flips like when I heard “Still D.R.E” for the first time back in high school…Not that it’s not good, but it sounds like a very rough copy, and almost trying too hard to hit the radio running (channeling Timbaland?).  Jay-Z kills the verse on this though, so you can’t really be mad at that…

At least Detox is happening officially though!  Dr. Dre makes hip-hop better by just being involved again..

NMC Exclusive.


New Madvillain

May 26, 2010

Madvillain “Papermill”

Finally!  I know Madlib is all over the place these days (Erykah Badu, Guilty Simpson, etc.), and DOOM is busy dodging live performances, but it’s taken WAY too long for the Madvillainy sequel to get released.  If this is a sign of things to come, it sounds like they haven’t missed a beat since first pairing in 2004.  Blunted lyricism and blunted beats from the kings of Stones Throw needs to happen more often..

I’m thinking the official follow-up is underway..

Best of Times

March 29, 2010

First track off the incredible In Search of Stoney Jackson, from LA super-group Strong Arm Steady (entirely produced by Madlib).  This is my personal favorite off their recent release, featuring soulful loops and Phonte killing it on the hook.

Copped on wax a while back and suggest you do the same!

Flawless Crowns

March 17, 2010

Raekwon: “Flawless Crowns”

Unreleased Rae joint that was from the OB4CL2 sessions..Not exactly why this wasn’t included, as the the sound is exactly on par with the gutter that is his latest effort (in a very good way).

Also, if you’re feeling this enough to drop around $30 for the limited purple 45″ head over to BoundlessNY to cop.

Really feeling all this purple vinyl love..

Shout to NR.

I Go Off

November 13, 2009

Beanie Sigel (feat. 50 Cent): “I Go Off”

Not mad at this one at all.  It looks like the beef is beginning to officially unravel…It’s only a matter of time before an official diss record is underway.

Respond Jay!  Make some history!

Via Miss Info.

Pete Rock on Toca Tuesday

November 4, 2009

Pete Rock Set on Toca Tuesday (11/3)

The Boy Wonder himself played a set on Tony Touch’s Toca Tuesday (Shade45 Radio) yesterday, to bless us hip-hop heads with exclusives from Slum Village, Cypress Hill, Styles P, etc.  I saw the mighty Pete Rock play a set in SF a couple years back, and earned even more respect for the man that could easily be considered the G.O.A.T. hip-hop producer.

Check the above and thank 2DBz for posting..

Beanie Goes After the Crown

October 30, 2009

Beanie Sigel: “What You Talkin’ Bout (Jay-Z Diss)”

Sounds like Beanie is a little more disappointed with Blueprint 3 than I am…But seriously, I never thought I’d ever see this one happen.  However, Jay does seem to be acting above his Roc La Familia since making the serious money that he’s been making in recent years.  Instead of guest appearances from Beanie and Memphis on record, he’s got Kid CuDi and Drake.  Really?  I thought it was Roc-a-Fella for life?

Somewhere Jay is doing some serious reflecting right now.  I doubt he makes a response record, not only because he would lose, but because this one hits home.

Let the drama begin!

Via NR.

B.Cause Shows MJ Some Love

October 28, 2009

Michael Jackson: “Butterflies (B.Cause Re-Edit)”

Michael Jackson (feat. Janet Jackson): “Scream (B.Cause Re-Edit)”

Apparently, there’s one more underway as well.  That “Outstanding” over “Butterflies” is bananas.  Stay tuned for the third entry as soon as it gets posted.

If you download, donate HERE.


Good 50 Cent Music?

October 28, 2009

50 Cent: “So Disrespectful”

Wait, could 50 Cent be back?  You know, the mixtape 50 that made decent raw hip-hop?  I don’t know if it’s possible for him to fully reinstate that persona, but the above is promising for his upcoming project Before I Self Destruct.  He did promise this album to be harder than his past LP’s, and if the rest sounds close to this, he wasn’t lying.

I’m just saying…

Thanks 2DB.

B.Cause On One Again

October 16, 2009


I’ve been sleeping on my blog game lately, and only recently peeped Diamonds in the Dust, which has since added a plethora of bangers.  For instance:

B*by Boy Da Prince – The Way I Live (you got what I need rework)

Cr*zy Right Now (t.a.t.d. blend)

Peep game and stop tripping.  Shout out to B.Cause for keeping the remixes on point!