Wednesday, September 30, 2009
For the Friday October 23 NYC show at BB King's.
Details Coming Soon!!!
Brilliant! [via Mashable]
Related: Lily Allen drops fight against filesharing after Techdirt spat. [Telegraph UK]
Download Dan Bull - "Dear Lily [an open letter to Lily Allen]" [mp3 download links: zshare | yousendit]
Dan Bull - MySpace
Should I be breakin' or doing the Ed Lover '900 Number' dance to this? [via Semtex]
Directed by Hype Williams. Is this new? [via the.LIFEfiles]
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Two R&B posts in a row?? Whoa!!!
Ron Browz gets his lumps not only from bloggers but in the game in general but I like this joint which he not only raps on (yes, still using Autotune) but I think also produced:
Slim (of 112) - "Heels On" featuring Ron Browz & Deezo (aka Fresh Money) [mp3 download links: album | radio via yousendit]
You f-cking with it too?
[Update: just found out this song has been kickin' around since at least late Spring but I only got up on it this week 'cos I was trawling around the Digiwaxx site. I could give a f-ck that its old - I missed it which means others might have missed it too. Was it a hit and if not, why not 'cos this is fiya to me!!!]
Chris Brown is a terrible dude for whooping on Rihanna but you know what: this record is f-cking FIYA! Is it good enough to make the fans forgive and forget though??
Download Chris Brown – "I Can Transform Ya" feat. Lil’ Wayne & Swizz Beatz [mp3 download links: yousendit | usershare via IllRoots.com]
REAL hip hop sh-t!!! Wish they'd gotten their lighting game proper though.... [via TRF]
Along with 810 and J. Nolan, this is another of the new independent artists I have been supporting since the end of last year. Here's the plug for his latest EP project:
"Here it is, the new EP that I have worked on since the summer: "The Sunn is Black". All the beats are Damu and I take care of all the lyrical work. I want this to be a warm up for the full length album that I am dropping on October 27th, (with all original production), entitled "GodSound". Spread the word, it's time the world takes notice to the eclipse that is The Black Sunn."
Download The Black Sunn's The Sunn is Black EP here: mediafire. [Get the tracklisting info off the backcover art here]
The Black Sunn - twitter | blog | myspace
Labels: The Black Sunn
I mostly dig the first track below but posting both that were sent to me for your listening pleasure. Let me know what you think of this new cat out of (no joke) the Bahamas:
Juve - "Can't Stay This Way" | "I Need Love" [yousendit mp3 download links]
Tracks produced by Beats McGreevey and Tim Beats respectively.
Juve - MySpace | Twitter
Silent Disorder: I like their politics!
Rock/rap sh-t is not really my thing but this ain't too bad! Dude sounds like a mellowed-out Sticky Fingaz to my ears. Check it:
Silent Disorder - "Tumbling Down" [yousendit mp3 download link]
Silent Disorder - MySpace
[mp3 via Banter Media & Management]
Labels: Silent Disorder
Souls of Mischief - "LaLaLa (tagged)" | "Tour Stories" [direct mp3 download links - right click and save as, please]
From the forthcoming new Souls album, Montezuma's Revenge dropping November 10th.
Souls - MySpace | Hiero site
Labels: Souls of Mischief
Some new South party sh-t:
DJ Mr Rogers feat. The Party Boyz - "Flex" [mp3 download links: radio | album | instrumental via limelinx/zshare courtesy U Got Wax]
DJ Mr. Rogers - myspace | twitter
The Party Boyz - twitter
Remix of a track off his new album, Adult Contemporary by this Van-city DJ/producer:
Grand Agent - "Yup Yup (Yash Kapoor remix)" [zshare stream/download mp3 link]
Yash Kapoor - MySpace | CBC Radio 3 Profile
On the 20 Years High and Rising Tour with full band. When they spit over The Clash's "This is Radio Clash" (see clip above) near the beginning, I almost nutted on myself. De la Soul = one of the all-time great groups in hip hop. I am privileged to happen to know these guys. Maybe I'll upload an interview I did on these guys for Bodega Radio some time....
Watch the full video here via Grand Crew.
Then Nas speaks on it in this Open Letter:
"Dear Young Warriors fighting the wrong wars! Killing each other is definitely played out. Being hurt from the lost of a love one was never cool.
Dear Young Warriors fighting the wrong war! I know that feeling, that frustration with life and needing to take it out on someone, any one. But....
We chose the dumbest things to go the hardest for. I remember seeing deaths over 8 ball jackets, Fila sneakers, and name plate chains. Deaths over "he say, she say"!!!!! "I'm from this block or I'm from that block", or "my moms n pops is f*cked up now the whole world gotta pay"!!!
I remember feeling like I was the hardest "n*gga" breathing. And I couldn't wait to prove it. But let's think. What are we really proving?? And proving what to who?? Everybody knows Chicago breeds the strongest of the strong but I just feel, me, being ya brother from another state feels your pain as if I grew up with you in ya very own household.
You have the ability and mindpower to change they way we are looked at. Look who's watching us young warriors, look who's throwing us in jail constantly, look at the ignorance in the world. Look at the racist dogs who love to see us down. Loving to bury us in the ground or in jail where we continue this worthless war on one another.
Young warriors.... We are WASTING more and more time. We gotta get on our jobs and take over the world. Cuz this movie left the theaters years ago, Juice, Menace, Boys n the Hood , Blood n Blood Out, Belly!
When we see each other why do we see hatred? Why were we born in a storm, born soldiers, WARRIORS....and instead of building each other up we are at war with each other.. May the soul of this young person find peace with the almighty. I'm with you young warriors. You're me and I'm you. But trust me! you are fighting the wrong war.
This sh*t sucks !!
[via Miss Info / Global Grind]
And finally a really thoughtful Op-Ed on this tragedy by Chicago South Side native and Smoking Section contributor, J. Tinsley:
Teardrops & Closed Caskets…
I just don't understand how it came to this? My head is still spinning....
4 those who don't know, the UK's 4hero started out as a well-regarded drum n bass crew but evolved into making abstract jazz-inspired music and working with many alternative soul and left-field hip hop artists. If the kind of music you dig primarily comes from Detroit, Philly, London and is released by labels like BBE, Ubiquity and Stones Throw but you don't know these cats already, you need to check this out immediately!
Extensions comes out October 19. This is one album you should consider owning. Pre-order it now: Amazon | HMV | Play
4hero - Bandcamp Website | Blog | Facebook | MySpace | YouTube
Labels: 4 Hero
Monday, September 28, 2009
WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH OUR CHILDREN??!!??
I know I rail on cop-on-black shootings & beatings all the time, but how can we be outraged at the police when we're killing our own??
This is just truly a tragedy.....
4 Teenagers Charged in Youth’s Beating Death. [NY Times]
New music: Senor Kaos feat. Von Pea & Homeboy Sandman - "20 Years High & Rising" (Homage To De La Soul)
Here's the backgrounder:
"This is the second leak of my new project Walk Softly & Carry A Big Brick which will be released this Wednesday September 30th, 2009 via The Smoking Section (TSS). It features Atlanta emcee Señor Kaos and New York City emcees's Von Pea of the group Tanya Morgan, and Homeboy Sandman. Song produced by Supa Dave West. Artwork freaked by Frolab.com"
Senor Kaos feat. Von Pea & Homeboy Sandman - "20 Years High & Rising" (Homage To De La Soul) [mp3 download links: usershare | sharebee]
The first leak: Señor Kaos feat. P.SO (Formerly P.Casso) - "Slick Money" (prod. by Large Professor) [usershare mp3 download link]
Shout to Dave West and De La Soul. Wow! Three Main Source-related posts today! It feels like the 90's again.....
Senor Kaos - website | twitter | facebook | The Kaos Effect
More neo-soul sounding stuff as the business day wraps up and we ease into the evening. Single from the forthcoming album, Early, dropping November 10th. I'm loving the Jackson 5-style, retro aninamtion.
[via The Rap Up]
Georgia Anne Muldrow | Animated Car Tunes
Labels: Georgia Anne Muldrow
New music: Irregular Mek - "Awkward" / "Landmine Remix (Back In The Day)" feat. The Last Poets and John Legend
New music from Irregular Mek's debut album, The Winning Loser: Redux, coming soon.
Are you seeing a link between this song and the Triple C's video below. Neo-soul/alternative cats or gangstas: dudes are all kinda the same right, ladies?
Hit this sendspace link to download the single.
I can't front, as much as I think Rick Ross (and by extension, his crew) is a joke, this is a good-ass record!
"Four years ago, Dawn Smith was diagnosed with a rare, but treatable brain tumor. CIGNA denied her treatment for more than two years, but now that the spotlight's on them, they're changing their tune.
Unfortunately, they didn't offer any explanation for all the previous denials or a guarantee that they'll approve the next step in Dawn's treatment. Can you sign this statement of support to shine a light on Big Insurance's abusive tactics, get Dawn the care she needs and make sure they don't do this to anyone again?"
Want to stand with Dawn? Click here. [MoveOn.org]
BTW: (so far) exactly three news sources are covering this story according to a Google news search I just ran. That is f-cking PATHETIC!!!
You know: the ones talked about by the fashion bloggers! More flicks at the.LIFEfiles and Browns.
What is Amneisa? Glad you asked! Here's the history:
"In 1999, a chance conversation amongst friends unearthed the fact that the Toronto Urban entertainment scene lacked substance and failed to play music if it wasn’t new music. In fact, certain musical genres were found neglected and omitted – almost as though DJs and patrons had musical memory loss. In response, “AMNESIA”, a monthly old school event was born - with a mandate to play Classic House and Old School, and has grown to encompass other “forgotten genres” such as New Jack Swing (90s R&B), True School Hip Hop, Classic Slow Jams, and Retro including 70s and 80s television themes packaged as “Scratch’s Honky Hits.”
Over the past 10 years surprise guests have included hip hop icons MC Lyte, Special Ed, Greg Nice, CL Smooth, Chubb Rock and Naughty By Nature, house and dance acts Ten City (featuring Byron Stingly), Shannon (“Let the Music Play”), CeCe Peniston, Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam and Canadian mainstays Maestro Fresh Wes, Michee Mee, Dream Warriors and the “T-Dot All-Stars” featuring Kardinal Offishall, Saukrates, Choclair, Ro Dolla and Solitair as well as dance crews Bag-A-Trix and Do Dat Dance Agency."
And they say the hip hop audience doesn't honor its old school artists! That's some people after my own heart. Congrats on a decade of doing it big, guys!
Download Amnesia: The Old School Album: zip file. [download link and video via 1LoveTO]
I like this!
Pugs Atomz - "Fire" [mp3 download links: yousendit | direct mp3 - right click and save courtesy Public Wizard PR]
Bonus (from earlier this Summer):
Pugs Atomz - "Get It On" feat. Primeridian & Wes Restless [direct mp3 link, right click and save as via Public Wizard PR]
Pugs Atomz - MySpace | Youtube | Twitter
Download: Mikey D feat. Timid - "Chosen One" [mp3 zshare links: clean | album courtesy Head Nod Music]
Who's Mikey D? The short version is he replaced Large Professor after he 'left' Main Source.
Here's the longer version though:
"Born in Queens, New York as Michael Anthony Deering.
At an early age, Mikey started out on the park jam circuit with the
Clientele Brothers. MC's Will Seville, Eddie O' Jay along with Mean
Gene were considered among the best at displaying real rhyme skills as
a group similar to the Cold Crush Brothers and The Force MC's (later
renamed The Force MD's). As a group, the Clientele Brothers were
looking for the next hot MC - enter Playboy Mikey D. With Mikey, the
group had the last ingredient and they definitely took the Queens park
jam scene to the next level.
As Hip Hop phenomena grew in the mid 1980's, the time came for a
record deal. In 1985, Mikey D along with the Symbolic Three singed to
Reality Records. With Producers Ray (Professor KB) Romain, Dr. Rhythm
and Dr. Shock, songs like 'No Show' (the answer to Doug E Fresh and
Slick Rick's 'The Show'), along with 'Treacherous' took underground
radio by surprise. In 1986, Mikey D (and DJ Johnnie Quest) signed with
Public Records and put out classics Like 'Dawn,' 'My Telephone,' and
'Bust A Rhyme'. In 1987 he hit the industry with 'I Get Rough' (B side
'Go For it') with legendary producer Paul C.
In 1988, Mikey's career really got hot when he signed to Sleeping Bag
Records. The record company was so enthused by the Queens battle
legend's reputation; they entered him into the New Music Seminar.
After battling several known and unknown rappers round by round he was
victorious and proclaimed the best MC in the world (as he predicted in
1987's 'I Get Rough'). Later that year, he released 'Out Of Control'
and the wicked 'Comin' In The House'.
In 1994 Mikey D was enlisted by the groundbreaking Main Source to
replace their lead MC Large Professor. Mikey (along with K-Cut and Sir
Scratch) hit the studio and recorded the sequel to 'Breaking Atoms'
entitled "F*ck What You Think". Although another historic album was
birthed, it was not released due to infighting between the record
label and group management. After all of the chaos he had been
through, the legendary rapper took a step back from the music he loved
so much to focus on family and other pressing issues."
For more info on Mikey D or Timid, go to contact Head Nod Music.
Mikey D - MySpace
Timid - Website | Myspace | Twitter
If you don't know, watch the video and get familiar!!!! [via Cityonmyback.com]
Video: Retrospective: DJX
Hosted By J-Love.
Download Brinks Boys presents Raekwon - Staten We Go Hard Vol. 1 here: Rapidshare. [via The Smoking Section]
I dunno if I could pull these off but they are f-cking cool looking!
[via PDS / Hypebeast]
Or articulate his definition of the "white culture" that President Obama has a supposed deep-seated hatred of:
Let's be clear: Glenn Beck sounds like a f-cking idiot! Why this guy gets any airtime is f-cking CRAZY!!! He spends the whole time plugging his f-cking website. What a clown....
Cool sh-t. Here's the explanation:
"The illustration is done in Ball Pen & Ink within a 6.5 hours period. The video is complied with still pictures taken approx every 5 minutes. The beat is track 3 from his Champion Sound Mixtape (2003)."
Created by J "masaro" G.
[via Web Since 1982]
Rollers Studio - website | twitter
Labels: Roc Raida
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Straight outta Manchester. Coulda been on Factory records if it had come out (gulp!) 30 years ago, no?
And here's a remix of this track by Portmanteau for you to stream/download via Soundcloud:
Everything Everything - MySpace | Portmanteau - MySpace
Yes, I'm cleaning out my inbox (or tryng to, at least!). Lots of treats for this upcoming week already plus Lord knows what else that will pop up out of the 150+ emails I get every day! Walk with me....
This video is some bugged-out sh-t. Dunno about that "I can be an Indian" bit though!
Labels: The Flaming Lips
Download DJ Premier's R.I.P. Grandmaster Roc Raida Tribute Mix here: zshare. [via Premo blog / Rock the Dub]
Eclipse on his September 23 Halftime Show Roc Raida Tribute show:
"On Sunday night I threw together a short Roc Raida tribute set at the beginning of my Sirius show. On Monday night Premier and I held our monthly "Like They Used To Say" party at APT which we dedicated to Roc Raida and were able to raise over $4,000 for his family. On Wednesday night I wanted to do a proper tribute show so I contemplated on what to do. As I compiled every song I could that Raida was featured on (production or scratches) I thought it would be better to reach out to his friends and get their take on what the man meant to them. What started out as a dozen or so people that I intended to talk to snowballed into phone call after phone call of friends wanting to share stories. Please forgive me if I left out someone's name (or misspelled) in this email, but following is a list of who called or showed up at station (no particular order):
Boogie Blind, Daddy Dog, Roli Rho, Kuttin Kandi, Riz, JS-1, Jab, Sugar Cuts, Neil Armstrong, Fat Fingaz, Q-Bert, Mixmaster Mike, A-Trak, J-Rocc, Babu, Rhettmatic, Scratch, Revolution, Rahzel, Bobbito, A.G., Lord Finesse, Dr. Butcher, Vin Roc, DJ Grouch, Freestyle, Spictakular, Shortkut, Supreme and Tame One.
We ended up going an hour longer then we should have. In between calls I found some old cassette tapes of radio show appearances by the X-Men. I hope you enjoy listening to the show as much as I did. Thanks to the whole Halftime crew for making this run smooth; Skizz, Petey Cologne and Marz One. To everyone that showed up or called in....I love you all."
Download the DJ Eclipse Halftime Radio Show Roc Raida tribute: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 [zshare links via Eclipse] or one large Box.net file [via Rock the Dub]
DJ Eclipse - myspace | twitter | facebook
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Fly Tdot sh-t! Watch this video - it was shot all in one take, apparently.
How come these Canadian artists never consider giving Canadian-based or focused hip hop sites a premiere or an exclusive though?? :/
KJ – "Repeat" [mp3 stream/download links: original | Slakah the Beatchild remix via usershare]
[flagrantly jacked from Shake]
Just in time to set off your Saturday night party plans right proper...
Bol's future favorite white girl? Apparently this broad sung on that "Dead or Alive" rap remake that Flo-Rida did recently. I know most of y'all will hate this song but unless I'm completely off, and I can be, this is gonna be a smash! She might actually rap better than Flo-Rida, roffle. Not really, but I think you get my point!
Considering I've heard Lady Gaga and Katy Perry getting spun on the reg' by Enuff and Camillo on Hot 97 in recent times, can I expect to hear this in the mix soon as well though? And hey, KRS: is this Def Jam's fault too? LOL....
Ke$ha - MySpace
Description of the video at Global Grind:
"An arrest that was made occurred on a side street near Baum Ave & S Millvale Ave in Pittsburgh during the riots during the G-20 Summit. US Military snatching people off the street? Is that legal? What do you think?"
See more info at YouTube. WTF? Was that real?? [via Big Boi / Global Grind]
Video: Hugo Chavez 'Ethers' Fox News - "You guys are poison - you are talking bad about Obama because he's Black!"
This is funny to me, but he does basically duck the Fox News reporter's question asking him to explain his 'friendship' with Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. [via Sledge / WSHH]
[via Rock the Dub]
Music video: Tinchy Stryder - "You're Not Alone" Beat sampled from OG trip-poppers, Olive. No embed though?? Marketing FAIL!!! [via Semtex]
Figures! Why am I not surprised? Talk about missing the point!!! Shot by Jasiri X, the guy who made the song, "Blogs." [via Dante Ross]
I feel like bit and pieces of this have already been online (?) but not put together like this? A nice run-through Raekwon release day earlier this month for the Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Part II album - I actually got hyped to listen to the album again after I watched it! Walk with him.... [via RapRadar]
Allhiphop.com | Jumpoff TV
Friday, September 25, 2009
This is posted specifically to get your Friday night poppin'! If you f-cks with electro, B'more, Philly club and other clubs sounds like DJ Class's "I'm the Ish" and David S. & DJ Mad's "Put Your Drinks Up", then get at this STAT:
Chuckie vs. DJ XL - "Last Call (DJ Pistolero Remix)" [yousendit mp3 download link]
(note: I don't know if this picture has anything to do with Chuckie or Pistolero directly, but it came in the email the mp3 was sent in. But are you really complaining or questioning??)
From the forthcoming full length by J. Nolan, Resilience! More indie, unsigned artist heat from this ATL MC I've been supporting for the past year or so:
J.Nolan - "Goodbye" [usershare mp3 download link] | "For Your Love" (Prod. Nefarious!) - from the forthcoming Nefarious! (of the Cosmic Souls Collective) Soul Dojo album. [yousendit mp3 link]
Click the 'J. Nolan' tag below for more music from this cat previously. The Kitchen: ALWAYS bringing you something fresh!
J. Nolan - twitter | myspace | bandcamp
Nefarious! - myspace | twitter
Another of the unsigned/indie artists I've been supporting here at The Kitchen over the years. Check it and hit the tag at the bottom of the post for previous music from the kid, 810:
810 - "The Oath" (prod. by Mydus) [usershare mp3 download link]
This is the first leak from his new full length, Glass Half Full dropping Nov. 12th.
810 - myspace | twitter | blog
Fetauring tracks from: George Benson, J Dilla, Dwele, Cymande, Lou Donaldson, A Tribe Called Quest, DJ Spinna, Dam Funk, Jermajesty, D’angelo, Fred Wesley & the JB’s, Sly & Family Stone, M64 (Ragen Fykes & Ohmega Watts) and more!
Download/stream the mix below via soundcloud:
[via Dj Chorizo Funk]
Labels: DJ Chorizo Funk
The onsmash embed was dead so I replaced it with the official vevo one, but all props to Benhameen at PDS for the heads up still!
The vimeo link went down for some reason, so here's a youtube one instead. [via Nah Right]
Birdman feat. Drake & Lil Wayne - "Money To Blow"
Wow! You can always count on The Teacha to come up with a super-quotable soundbite!
Right on the wake of the VH1 Hip Hop Honors show honoring the 25th anniversay of Def Jam. [via from 2dopeboyz / XXL]
NY Times profile on former Def Jam honcho, Lyor Cohen.
Video of Def Jam founders, Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin reminiscing about the founding of Def Jam en route to the Hip Hop Honors show.
What is a 'Full Ginsburg' you ask? Wikipedia knows all! [video via Huff Post]
Viewing link for Canadians here. [via Global TV]
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|The Word - Blackwashing|
Canadian viewing link here. [via the Comedy Network]
Black conservative, Jeremy Levitt, a professor of International Law at Florida A&M University on Fox News while appearing on The O'Reilly Factopr: "Fox News and the Far Right have a race deck, and they play the Ace Of Spades every day."
[Huff Post via BET.com]
I don't covet cars and other material items much but I really want one of these!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Big Boi feat. George Clinton & Too Short - "Fo Yo Sorrow" [mp3 download links: clean | album - direct mp3 links, right click and save as via U Got Wax]
From the Sir Luscious Leftfoot album coming...??
Big Boi - twitter | myspace
Download the Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Vol. 96 mixtape hosted by Triple C's here.
Get more info or stream it here.
[via Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes]
I had to post this just on the basis of the amazingly beautiful artwork, never mind the legends whose music is involved. Check out the background on this project:
"Today we proudly present production duo Beatnick & K-Salaam's latest project, Never Can Say Goodbye. This is a remix project featuring classic songs from Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder, all over B&K's production. We've been giving you snippets and samples for the past few weeks, and now it's time for the main course."
Download Beatnick & K-Salaam - Never Can Say Goodbye here. [via Bandcamp / Okayplayer.com]
Going down in NYC, October 1-3. Shout to my dude Sacha and to my dude, JuJu!
Click here for more details.
Get the details and download it here: The Blueprint 3 Outtakes. [email reg. required]
Or get a quick taste here: Jay-Z - "The BP3 Outtakes Mashup" (mixed by Alex Goose / DJ Lil' Man) [yousendit mp3 download link]
This is an ad but I'm posting it to make a point. Don't send me your f-cking TV spots asking for my 'support'! Buy a f-cking ad - the rates ain't that bad! Don't let me have to put you on blast for not marketing another one of your releases like Robbie just did!
Shout to my most recent advertiser, Fela! the Broadway musical.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Featuring Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, UGK, John Legend and Trey Songz. Get the back cover artwork with full tracklistng here.
Download the DJ Noodles x Drake - Ready to Fly mixtape here: zshare | sharebee. [via Broken Cool]
Or stream the mixtape here:
Download Mixtape | Provided by DatPiff.com
ORGANIZED KONFUSION-POOR RIGHTEOUS TEACHERS
Concert Ticket Giveaway:
Click HERE for details.
Deadline to enter: 11:59:59PM EST TONIGHT!!!
This is your LAST CHANCE to win tickets! This is the final pair of tickets we are giving away and the show is on Friday (Sept. 25) so DON'T SLEEP!!!
NEXT UP: Tickets for the Foreign Exchange show next month (Oct. 23) at BB King's.
So a couple weeks ago, I took a guess at how some of the major hip hop releases for Sept. 15 would do on soundscan. Luckily I qualified my estimates by saying, "I did this without cribbing from Hits or reading any other industry trade info or talking to any of my peoples in the industry so these are pretty much blind predictions that could be wildly off on the high or low side" because most of my numbers were way off and, happily, way low. Like I said previously too though I was happy to be so off. Who says no-one buys music, especially hip hop any more? Here's the final results:
1. Drake - So Far Gone: 45,000 (Actual: 73,000 #6)
2. Lil Boosie - SuperBad: The Return of Boosie Bad Azz: 35,000 (Actual: 49,000 #7)
3. Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon: The End of Day: 30,000 (Actual: 104,000 #4)
4. Q-tip - Kamaal the Abstract: 18,000 (Actual: 6,000 #77 - ouch!)
5. M.O.P. - Foundation: 16,000 (Actual: 2,100 but did not chart - damn!)
6. KRS-One & Buckshot - Surivival Skills: 12,000 (Actual: 8,400 #64)
7. N.O.R.E. - S.O.R.E.: 2,500 (even hip hop site, XXL didn't get into what this sold , that's how irrelevant the numbers must have been. Damn!)
Congrats to Cudi on his surprise (to me, at least) 6-figure, 1st week bow on the charts. I really didn't see that coming but I'm happy for him. Even though I'm not sure I love his record as much as others, I do recognize that this kid is pioneering something new here in hip hop and these sales figures are clearly a validation of that. In the end, Art wins and that's a good thing no matter what you may think of his music.
I forgot this when I first did this post, congrats to Hov too on staying at #1 a second week with just shy of 300,000 units sold. Dropping only 37% second week and moving a total of 775,000 units in 2 weeks for a veteran rapper on his eleventh album is nothin' to sneeze at! So much for my prognostications on BP3 too. Fail all around?
Other notables hip hop chart stats:
New Boyz: 10,000 (#56), Trick Daddy: 13,000 (#34)
[Sales figures via MTV | Rolling Stone | XXL]
How do you keep a job as a media figure when you're out there unapologetically threatening members of the public via twitter? Is there any justification for this? I mean, if Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck did this, wouldn't there be a huge outcry to fire or at least reprimand them?? I wonder if Hot 97 is even aware of/looking into this? [via Bol]
Will Ferrell, Donald Faison, Cameron Diaz (I think?), Masi Oka (the chubby Asian dude from Heroes) and a bunch of other celebs I've never heard of stand up for the real health care victims! LMAO....
Share this video with your friends
[via Nah Right]
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
And Tip on the MTV Hottest MC's list:
I was a little skeptical at the very beginning, but homegirl is the truth! [via 2DopeBoyz]
Interview with Melanie Fiona for Hip Hop Canda by Lola Plaku.
The Complex 7: Melanie Fiona. [via Big C]
More via Cityonmyback.com: Live at SOBs in NYC | "It Kills Me"
Gather.com Melanie Fiona contest here.
Join the comedy of the debate on twitter!
Labels: Melanie Fiona
Still hard to square the Plies in this video & song with the one you hear being interviewed and the fact that he went to college! [via RapRadar]
Go to facebook for more details.
Download The Glass DJ Mix for Sirius XM Radio here: zshare.
The Glass - MySpace
If you really don't have a spare five minutes to watch all the highlights though, here's a clip of Obama saying he doesn't believe racism is at the root of objections to his health care reform efforts like former President Carter claims:
Agree? Me, I'm not sure Obama is right here when I see photos like this, but I know he's saying the politically smart thing here instead of what he may or may not really feel.
ORGANIZED KONFUSION-POOR RIGHTEOUS TEACHERS
Concert Ticket Giveaway:
Click HERE for details.
Deadline to enter: 11:59:59PM EST Wednesday (Sept. 23)!!!
This is your LAST CHANCE to win tickets! The show is on Friday (Sept. 25) and this is the final week of our giveaway. Don't sleep!!!
New music from B'more MC, The Black Sunn:
The Black Sunn - "Who I Am" | "4eva (This Is...)" (prod. by Damu the Fudgemunk)
From the upcoming EP, titled The Sunn is Black dropping September 29th. A month later (October 27th), dude is dropping an album titled, GodSound.
In case you missed it ('cos I did!), download The Black Sunn's Born Alone, Die Alone mixtape which dropped in May featuring all beats produced by Mydus: zshare.
The Black Sunn - twitter | blog | myspace
Well new-ish. I got sent these tracks a few days after I first posted stuff from this dude back early last month but slacked crazy on sharing them, 'til now obvs. Dude is wild talented though so get at this - don't front 'cos you don't know his name and you ain't seeing him getting a lot of looks on some of the bigger blogs out there. This is some good-ass hip hop!
blctxt - "Wonderwall" | "Hellraiser" [yousendit mp3 links]
BTW: Yes, that "Wonderwall" track samples the Oasis song of the same name and it's hot! Both tracks are from blctxt's Contxt Clues album which I believe is out now?
blctxt - blog | twitter | youtube | myspace | facebook | bandcamp
I've featured this dude's music before but I know half you cats skip by the posts by new or unsigned artists waiting for the next post with free music from Drake, Yeezy and Wayne. Get your minds right! I don't even think these tracks are necessarily the best representation of his excellent The Premonition mixtape which these tracks came from, but they are solid nonetheless. Do yourself a favor though: just download the whole mixtape and take the whole thing in as a body of work the way it was constructed and intended to be heard.
Sample some tracks from The Premonition mixtape:
"Words from the Wise (Never Be New Again)"
"It's Not OK (Scene #8)" Co-Starring Keishera James [usershare mp3 download link]
"The Flight (The Premonition Scene #10)" [usershare mp3 download link]
Not convinced yet? Stream The Premonition mixtape here.