Tuesday, December 29, 2009
From the forthcoming Hip in 3D project by Shaun:
Download Shaun Boothe - "Concepts" feat. Talib Kweli [yousendit mp3 link]
I usually have a low tolerance for songs about the art of rapping but this one actually ain't too bad and I always dig when rappers actually trade off lines rather than writing individual verses. Shows they actually really collaborated instead of just IM-ing each other random verses to throw into their laptop Pro Tools rig. Real EPMD throwback ish: more please!
Click HERE for more by Shaun Boothe previously on The Kitchen.
The Bloggers Made Me Do it:
"First of all I love “Exhibit C“! Just Blaze’s incredible gritty yet soulful production and Jay Electronica’s raw no nonsense lyricism make this the song of the year in my opinion. The song’s success as well as Raekwon’s Only Built for Cuban Linx Part 2 truly renewed my faith as an artist, because they both proved if you make great Hip-Hop music, people will support it. I especially felt “Exhibit C” because Jay Electronica is spittin bar after bar of consciousness, something that is sorely missing in today’s rap landscape. To echo Just Blaze, “we need something realer”."
Read more on why Jasiri X rocked the “Exhibt C” instrumental HERE.
Listen to Jasiri X - "Exhibit X" [usershare mp3 link: stream | download]
Download Jasiri X's American History X mixtape HERE.
I'm getting to "Exhibit C"....
Jasiri X - Real Talk Xpress | twitter
I got sent this a while ago by the good folks at Special Ops but I never got around to posting anything about it but since I've been on a comedy run the last couple days, I figured I'd throw this up finally.
If you're into hip hop and comedy and don't know about this dude I'm shaking my head but if that's a fair description of you, here's the 30-second version: dude has been killin' 'em with the 21st century pimp humor and was down with Dip Set for a hot second when that still meant anything. This 3-CD box set entitled Katt Box is a collection of shows from three of his best tours: American Hustle, It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’, and The Pimp Chronicles. I woulda preferred a DVD set but at least it had my favorite bit he does about the Chrysler 300 vs. the (Rolls Royce) Phantom.
Check out some more (audio) clips here:
“Insurgents” (from The Pimp Chronicles Part 1) | “Biggest Gangstas” (from American Hustle) | “Finally Got My Motorcycle” (from It’s Pimpin Pimpin) [m4a audio clips]
Dig what you hear? Buy the Box Set at the Warner Online Store HERE.
"The Revival gives a candid glimpse into the first meeting of legendary Hip-Hop pioneer Roxanne Shante and veteran Philly emcee Bahamadia, as they trade stories of their struggles and triumphs in the industry over their long careers. It also shows the exchange of lessons between them and up-and-coming artists DJ Shortee, Eternia, Stacy Epps, and Invincible. This short documentary, a collage of performances and behind the scenes footage, was filmed and directed by Invincible while on the road in Europe as part of We-B Girlz all women in independent Hip-Hop tour. The largest all female Hip-Hop tour of its kind, it spanned over three weeks, six countries, and featured dozens of female artists who performed for tens of thousands of supporters."
Invincible - myspace | twitter
[Emergence via Jay Smooth]
More humor hop! This has been flaoting around for a minute but is starting to bubble in their hometown of Chicago. It should have been the follow-up to
Hot Stylz - MySpace | twitter
I can't believe this dude is still making records! He was around during the original Rawkus era in the mid 90's! Then again Sadat X and Steele were around before him but at least they had some hits back then.
Shabaam Sahdeeq on the video:
"I can't front, New York needed some sh-t that reps that gritty dusty gutta shit."
Shabaam Sahdeeq - twitter | myspace
[via Kris Ex]
Type is a Seattle-based comedian/rapper who recently released his Amateur Hour album. I been meaning to post this track from it for a while, but now they sent a video for it too, I don't have an excuse not to any longer. Honestly the whole album ain't great but this track is funny (pause) and we need more humor in hip hop IMHO. The video has its moments but could have been better.
Download Type - "Man Crush (No Homo)" [yousendit mp3 link]
Type - myspace | twitter
Monday, December 28, 2009
I dig this!
Download dude's UpSideDownDay 'tapemix' HERE.
Labels: Its a T.dot Thing
Featuring Kardinal Offishall who joined the TRF crew to co-host and discuss their countdown of the Top 25 Hip-Hop Albums of the past Decade!
Before you blast off on their list they want you to consider that the following criteria was used to build the list:
1. ARTISTRY: Did the album move you in a completely different way with the beats and rhymes?
2. IMPACT: Would the 2000's have been the same without this album?
I think their list is pretty good actually! Mine would be different - in fact, the one I submitted to the Passion of the Weiss is way different although not sure I'd submit the same list today. Speaking of which, I guess I better get on my year-end and (groan) decade-end lists (really??) before the end of the year arrives and too much time lags.
Get an mp3 of the full TRF show with songs from each album HERE.
Directed by Spike Lee (just in case you missed the recurring chiron throughout the entire video!).
BTW: dunno if the This Is It movie is still in theaters but go see it if it is. Sh-t was fantastic. Michael was about to flip wigs with his tour. R.I.P. to the greatest entertainer of all time.
Previously on The Kitchen:
Michael Jackson: all the links....
[via the.LIFE files]
Kinda old in internet time, but some of you hip hop heads probably missed this and you need to get up on Karen O and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Labels: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Not my thing (plus their name SUCKS!) but if you're the type who cosigns Unkut.com and the P Bros.'s ultra-traditionalist take on hip hop, you'll probably love this!
Download the Black Luger album trailer HERE.
[via the Grindin' homie, Aleks]
Labels: Old School Hip Hop
I think dude is part of Soulja Boy's S.O.D. Money Gang crew?
[via Lil B]
If you don't know who Kraftwerk are I feel sorry for you but luckily this New York Times feature can save you from yourself.
For those of you who think Notorious BIG is old school, to give you a sense of their musical & cultural importance, what Daft Punk are to Kanye West, Justice and modern electronic pop & hip hop music, Kraftwerk were in their day. They are the direct or indirect inspiration for electro, Detroit techno, Miami Bass, new wave synth pop and Chicago house music.
Read about these music pioneers, legends and icons HERE.
Kano - twitter | facebook | myspace | youtube | website
[h/t: Eddie S.]
Still kind of in vacation mode. Just got in from visiting some fam though and a little too wired to sleep.
As for this video: wow! Seriously, watch it... to the end!!! If you're not feeling that, I just don't know what to say except you might not really be a fan of hip hop the way you claim.
[via Forbes DVD]
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Seriously! I mean they've been racially profiling Arab and SE Asian-looking people since 9/11 and making all of us go through these useless bullsh-t proecdures like taking off our shoes and not being able to carry on beverages or all of our luggage if we have regular-sized toiletries since they caught that moron Richard Reid shoebomber dude. I won't even get back into all the crazy wiretap & domestic spying on US citizens that not only violated Americans' privacy but was also illegal until Bush bullied the Congress into not only making it legal but expanding it! (OK, I guess I just did....)
Meanwhile, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab's own father called the US government to warn them of his son's increasingly radicalized beliefs and possible threat potential. And yet, despite opening a file and investigation on him, the dude was still able to get on a plane (albeit not in the US) with some explosives that he attempted to set off. He wasn't even put on the so-called Terrorist 'No-Fly' List to be flagged if and when he attempted to travel! You know: the same one the late, great Lion of the Senate, Ted Kennedy and other obvious non-terror threats had been put on.
So now everyone's on edge and reporting every stupid incident no matter how trivial and we all have to now put up with even more ridiculous 'security' procedures.
The War on Terror has always been total nonsense in my book, ever since Bush coined the term in the lead-up justification for his botched foreign policy actions in Afghanistan and Iran. The ongoing wars there have become a complete waste of time and even if success (whatever that means at this point) is achieved, it will all mean nothing if the government cannot even competently manage the kind of basic intelligence & policing action that really keeps people safe beyond conducting counter-terror military actions. Not sure this kid really had the means to damage the plane he was on but thank goodness for passengers like Jasper Schuringa. At least they were there to do the job when the government couldn't even with the easy lay-up like this.
I hate to crack on my dude, President Obama 'cos ultimately I think he's been forced to play some really bad hands he's been dealt from Bush's 8 years of incompetence. But for this to have happened eight years after 9/11 is a total mindf-ck and homeland security fail IMHO. I know this flight originated out of Amsterdam but WTF? We don't share the names of possible terror suspects with other countries still? In 2009? Really?? Please, someone explain this to me if I'm missing something here that justifices this f-ckery.
Me? For now, I'll stay taking the Megabus when I can and skip the bullsh-t. Next up in my rants, a look at the online hysteria behind the rapper, Jay Electronica....
Security System Failed, Napolitano Acknowledges. [New York Times]
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I got a grip more stuff I wanna post but I think I'ma wrap it up for now with this season-appropriate nugget that I ignored when I saw it on other sites a few days back, but which I happened to catch when I was watching BET's 106 & Park for the first time in aeons the other day. I had to laugh - KRS-One: you're a fool for this one. And to think, hip hop almost ground to halt the first time you did something like this, partially out of shock that you had done a comerical and partially because of who you did it with! Shout to Lupe too....
Anyway, for those that celebrate, enjoy the Christmas break and thanks for riding with me for yet another year. The site continues to evolve and will keep on doing so as my life and interests change, but there's some things I have started work on putting into place that should make keep it fresh and a plce you'll wanna keep checking out. 2010, y'all: LET'S GET IT!!!!
[via the.LIFE Files]
Chelley's "Took the Night" was one of my favorite songs of the year (as you will learn when I do my Year-End Wrap-Up sometime before the end of the year) so I was open to check this out quicker than I normally would have. This mash-up could do with a little tightening up in parts, but its pretty good nonetheless:
Chelley vs. Grum vs. Keri Hilson - "Took the Night Down (Red DJ's Mash-up)" [yousendit mp3 download link]
From 'Stadium' Dan Solo:
"This is the new video for "We Gone" directed by Motion Family off the new Kidz In The Hall free album, The Professional Leisure Tour which dropped two weeks ago. The group's full length studio album, Land Of Make Believe will be dropping March 2010."
Download The Professional Leisure Tour album HERE. [direct zip file link via KidzintheHall.com / L-R-G.com]
Labels: Kidz in the Hall
Beatnick & K-Salaam's Never Can Say Goodbye was one of my favorite releases of the year so I'm happy to have more music from them, especially if it features Bun B, 88-Keys, & Colin Munroe, three of my other favorite artists to listen to over the past couple of years.
Beatnick & K-Salaam - Bandcamp | Facebook | Myspace | Twitter | Vimeo | Youtube
I just heard this on Hot 97 - joint is kinda fiya! I've been feeling everything I'm hearing from this album. I might actually have to push this to the top of the unzip-and-play pile. What should I listen to first: this or Alicia Keys album?
Young Money - "Streets is Watchin'" [usershare mp3 links: stream | download]
Shout to my dude, David Banner who produced this.
Previouly on The Kitchen: Young Money - "Finale"
[via Rock the Dub]
More T.dot fiya! Well I dug this kid's "Repeat" video at least so I'm hoping this full-length project is as good.
Here's KJ on the project:
"Hope all is well with you, just emailing you to let you know my album came out today [ed note: Dec. 18] and its available for free download for 30 days. Just a way to make sure the maximum amount of people hear the music and then when the time comes have the choice to purchase."
So I guess,
DOWNLOAD the KJ - The Headphone album HERE. [usershare]
OR UPDATE: stream the album for FREE with the bandcamp player above....
KJ - myspace | twitter | facebook | website
This dropped on Dec. 14 (see what I mean about being wild behind? Pause...)
"Lloyd releases his first post-Murder Inc. project, a FREE 8-song EP titled, Like Me: The Young Goldie EP, available for download via his blog at YoungGoldie.com. An impressive lineup of artists and producers were assembled to complete the project, including Lil Wayne, Drake, Bun-B, The Runners, Cool & Dre, Nicki Minaj, J. Holiday, and others.
Download the Lloyd - Like Me: The Young Goldie EP HERE.
The first single from this project is “Pusha” with Lil Wayne. Question? Why is a hit artist like Lloyd forced to give away a project of this quality for free after his track record of success? Is this further evidence of the erosion of the middle ground in mass media entertainment??
This also dropped on Dec. 15:
"The Madness (Onye-Ala) includes exclusive new tracks from M-1 (Dead Prez), Jay Electronica, Zumbi (Zion I), Rakaa (Dilated Peoples), Aceyalone (Freestyle Fellowship), General Steele (Boot Camp Clik) & Talib Kweli."
Download the J. Period & Nneka mixtape, The Madness (Onye-Ala) HERE. [direct zip file]
My fellow Connoisseur of Culture, Stone from The Couch Sessions put me up on this chica well before the buzz on this mixtape began plus J. Period makes great mixtapes so I'm curious to check this out but I'm way behind on my music....
Nneka | J. Period
New mixtape, mixed by DJ Law and presented by 2DopeBoyz.com & KevinNottingham.com that droppped on the 15th of this month. Check it out streaming HERE.
Download the Eternia - Get Caught Up mixtape HERE. [mediafire]
Here's a taste for those who can't be bothered to click either of those links though:
Eternia - "Foul Child" (prod. by Ant B. aka Mr. Cincinnati) [usershare mp3 links: stream | download]
I think homegirl is Canadian, right?
Eternia - myspace | twitter
This is homegirl who used to sing with Zero 7, right? Apparently she's just or is about to release her fifth solo album!
[via the Grindin' homie, Greg / Girlie Action]
Sia - website | twitter
Shot by Creative Control. These dudes got more blog buzz than most rappers out right now!
"Stalley’s working on his black belt over at the 24hr Karate School, as he’s been in the studio heavy with the legendary, Ski Beatz. Here’s some footage of him during the making of “I Got Mine” produced by Ski, also featuring Nicole Wray, Tabi Bonney, & Ras Kass. There’s a lot brewing behind the scenes, so stay tuned for more on Stalley in 2010."
Stalley | GFC New York | Creative Control | Cinematic Music Group
Late night sessions style...
"Kae Sun is a Canadian-based Ghanaian singer who is breaking onto the scene with his supple, reggae-inflected guitar-driven rock. Born and raised in Accra, his music rallies for peace and rails against corruption over easy, organic percussion and gutsy guitar. His debut album, Lion On A Leash is available now and we’re loving the tracks like “Jungle Law” and “Free.” Check out the video for his single “Lion On A Leash” above."
Kae Sun - website | myspace | twitter
[AfriPOP! via my fellow Connoisseur of Culture, Stone]
"Spine TV catch up with New York legend Futura for a chat and a drink at his recent exhibition: Odyssey Two. The solo exhibition was presnted by Artorial at a pop up space in the centre of Mitte, Berlin."
Futura is a legend. Don;t know who he is? Do your homework....
On the other hand, here's a video by Dame Dash's new bootleg Hov-soundalike protegé, Noe.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I pretty much hated this song the most of everything on BP3, but at the end of the day its still Hov so here ya go!
"Everyone's got a favourite Primo beat. Whether it's the backdrop of Nas' portrayal of New York underworld in N.Y. State of Mind, Gang Starr's tale of greed and ambition Just To Get A Rep, or the panicky dream sequence of I Can't Wake Up from KRS-One, some of THE finest MCs to have ever graced a mic, have spit deep lyrics over a chopped up break from Primo's crates. Now time has proved that DJ Premier defined an era. Back then, both beatmakers and MCs first had to battle to the top of the pile, and then had to have something to say. Primo's tracks in themselves are masterpieces in honesty, direct statements carrying the messages of MCs like Biggie, Rakim, Mos Def and Bahamadia [ed note: did the RBMA just cite Bahamadia ahead of say, Snoop Dogg or Jay-Z??] straight to the heart while still rocking the dance."
[via Nah Right]
Labels: DJ Premier
Straight f-ckery! The video above is from a week ago but here's more recent developments in this story from today...
"Lithuanian spy agency set up secret prisons for CIA - Parliamentary committee finds no evidence of interrogations in Lithuania or that senior politicians were informed." Yeah, RIGHT! [Guardian UK]
REPORT: Two CIA Black Site Prisons in Lithuania. [ABC News]
Lithuania hosted secret CIA prisons. [BBC News]
Monday, December 21, 2009
At BB King's....
GHOSTFACE, METHOD MAN, EPMD, DOUG E. FRESH,
LARGE PROFESSOR, FREDRO STARR of ONYX, SHOWBIZ AND AG
& other special guests TBA
Music by FUNKMASTER FLEX
Presented by Funk Flex, Adam Lublin and Party Pimps
NB: 21+ with ID only – SRO
Doors at 8:00pm, Show at 9:00pm
I've got 5 PAIRS of tickets to give away for this show. Email me (subject line: "The Hip Hop Legends Concert Series IV CONTEST") and I will select winners at random. Deadline is 12noon EST TOMORROW (Dec. 22). Winners must be 21+ and able to make their own way to the show as NO transportation can or will be provided. Good luck!
"Right after Raekwon talked with us about OB4CL2, we proceeded with our rubric “VINYL CHECK”. Obviously we hit the mark with our selection of classic rap records, as Rae kept on telling numerous stories about those good old days. Watch, listen and learn how Raekwon discovered Nas’ Illmatic, which legendary rap duo he and Ghost admired as young kids and what is the story behind the Clarks shoes on the cover of the Ironman LP!"
[Nah Right via PDS]
Around the time of the release of Jay's "In My Lifetime" single.
"Some of you may know him, some of you may not...."
[via the.LIFE files]
"In this video Shahram Kharchang, Reza Bache, Mehdi Tony, Ahmad Lore. They were the most popular and famous for their group and their dance...."
FIYA!!!! REAL hip hop sh-t!!!!
Mos Def - "24-Hour Karate School" [yousendit mp3 download link]
[MUCH love Big Homie at Rap Radar]
Labels: Mos Def
Or we can keep it rockin' with more hip hop! I Stan so hard for Rhymefest still. Cats SLEEP on this kid CRAZY!!!!
Video directed by Konee Rok.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I know this is old. I was in NYC living life when this dropped so sue me! Dame Dash is doing the most interesting stuff in hip hop right now though. Yeah I said it!
Mea Culpa: How We Probably Got Dame Dash's Under 100 DIY Concert Venue Shut Down. Cos of this article (I think). [Village Voice]
Featuring the best of the A (well except for Outkast, T.I. and Ludacris, that is who are all missing from this mixtape!) Sorry for the Autostart on the embed media player above, I really don't know why people do that nonsense! You trying to engage or annoy your target audience??
Download the AdultSwim & Beaterator Present ATL Rmx Mixtape mixtape via the Adult Swim website HERE.
Beaterator - Rockstar Games microsite | website
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I actually really like this!
Young Money – "Finale" [usershare mp3 links: stream | download]
From the We Are Young Money album in stores Tuesday. Young Money is Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, (Jae) Millz, Tyga, Mack Maine, Gudda Gudda, Shanell, Lil Twist and a couple other cats I never heard of before!
"New Orleans, n-gga - how about them f-cking Saints??" Tonight? How about them? :/
Young Money - website
Friday, December 18, 2009
I dig this (pause) but f-ck it, I can't front: I've always been a Kelis fan...
Kelis - “Acapella” [yousendit mp3 download link]
[via Rap Radar]
Posted (mostly) for SEO purposes but chick is pretty good with the accents - she can actually do a passable Brit accent, no? And yes, that does mean I was actually able to pay attention to what she was saying too!
Click HERE for links to her "Hot Complex" photoshoot and interview.
Labels: Nicki Minaj
Produced by Shuko (who??)
Vinnie Paz feat. Clipse - "Street Wars" [yousendit mp3 download link]
Here's the official promo plug:
"Jedi Mind Tricks front man, Vinnie Paz is releasing his second official single, “Street Wars”. It features the Clipse and can be found on his upcoming debut solo album, The Assassin’s Creed. “Street Wars” is on sale now at iTunes, Amazon MP3 and all your favorite digital outlets, or the song can be streamed at www.vinniepaz.com. “Street Wars” is produced by Germany’s Shuko (Saigon, Lil Wayne, Army of the Pharaohs) [ed note: Ah, OK!] with co-production from Fonty. Vinnie Paz’s debut solo album, The Assassin’s Creed, is dropping spring 2010 and features Beanie Sigel, Clipse, Freeway and Paul Wall as well as production from Madlib, Lil Fame, DJ Muggs, Da Beatminerz, MoSS, & more!"
[via Foundation Media]
True story: I still ain't heard the Clipse album - how is it? Besides a predictable level of rap blog nerd gushing, I feel like I don't hear cats buzzing about it like the last album so I'm guessing I'm not msising much?
Hosted by Benji B.
"Giant Step is pleased to bring you the second podcast in the SVEDKA Vodka Future Music Series. The podcasts are hosted by acclaimed London-based DJ, Benji B, of Deviation. Each episode features a wide array of artists and emerging acts from around the globe, crossing genres from soul and hip hop, to electronica and dubstep, to rock and much more. The best in future sounds, the SVEDKA Vodka Future Music Series presents just-released and unreleased music.
In this podcast, Benji B highlights the music of Little Dragon (Sweden), Electric Wire Hustle (New Zealand), Alix Perez (UK), DJ Mitsu The Beats (Japan), Yaw (Chicago), Bei Bei (California), Martyn (Holland), and Cubic Zirconia (New York).
Visit svedka.giantstep.net to download the second podcast. Enjoy the sounds of 2033 and expect the third podcast in four weeks."
That's probably like NOW based on when I got the email about this podcast!
As 'plugged in' as I (think I) am, I didn't even know this had dropped til I read The Star today....
Pretty much essential listening if you're not familiar with the greatest R&B soul vocalist of all time (no disrespect to Otis, of course). Shout to OG mp3 blogger DJ O-Dub who created this.
Here's the tracklisting:
1. Drinking Again
2. The Night Time is the Right Time
3. Son of a Preacher Man
4. Mr. Big
5. Baby I Love You
6. Cry Like a Baby
7. Until You Come Back To Me (Stevie Wonder / Aretha)
8. I Can’t Wait Until I See My Baby’s Face
9. Chain of Fools
10. You’re a Sweet Sweet Man
11. Rocksteady (The Marvels)
12. Rocksteady (Alt. Mix)
14. Respect (Otis Redding)
16. Since You Been Gone
17. Save Me
18. Save Me (Nina Simone)
19. Mockingbird (45 Mix)
20. So Soon
22. I Say A Little Prayer
23. One Step Ahead
24. I Never Loved a Man
Download the DJ O-Dub - Devil's Pie Aretha Tribute Mix HERE. [Divshare]
Previously on The Kitchen: DJ un.d.fine - Devil's Pie Maxwell Tribute Live Mix.
DJ O-Dub | Devil's Pie
[via DJ Phatrick]
I was kinda more excited about this dude, Yelawolf when he was doing stuff like "Kickin'" but this joint with Young Splash ain't bad actually. Peep the official plug for the video too if you're not enticed to watch already...
"Three/21 and Skullz Gang present the “Mixin’ Up The Medicine” music video for Juelz Santana feat. Yelawolf. Like the Bob Dylan sample, our concept pays homage to the original Dylan video as well as detailing the perspective of Juelz as a mad scientist character who must live in isolation in order to create the “medicine”. Lots of potion and tons of guns. Enjoy!"
Juelz Santana feat. Yelawolf – "Mixin’ Up The Medicine" [usershare mp3 links: stream | download via 2dbz]
Three/21 Media - website | twitter
New mixtape featuring many of the tracks from Jasiri X's Real Talk Xpress video series. Click HERE to see the back cover with the full tracklisting.
Download the Jasiri X - American History X mixtape HERE. [usershare link]
Jasiri X - Real Talk Xpress | twitter
Labels: Jasiri X
New artist from my peoples at GFC New York, the people who brought you Mickey Factz. Meet Brandon Hines:
"Cultivated in Motown, and refining his chops at Howard University, Brandon Hines and his refreshingly natural singing talent are campaigning for legendary status. His smooth, baritone vocals command the attention of the ladies and his relatable lyrics are magnetic for the gentlemen. His independently released album, Love Music: Fallin in Fallin Out has sold over 7,000 copies."
[via GFC New York]
Marco Polo & Rustee Juxx- "Pre-eXXecution" [usershare MP3 links: stream | download]
BTW: I'm not new to this - I been f-cking with Ruste for a looonnggg time....
Marco Polo - twitter | Ruste Juxx - twitter
"Cinematic TV goes behind the scenes of Smoke DZA's "Marley & Me" Remix feat. Asher Roth, Devin The Dude, Curren$y, and June Summers [ed note: who dat??] and Dame Dash."
I dig this record....
Previously on The Kitchen:
New music: Rihanna - Bubble Pop
Thursday, December 17, 2009
The alleged Kingpin that was killed is Arturo Beltrán Leyva aka the "Boss of Bosses."
Watch the AP's take on video HERE.
Read more on this story via: Wall Street Journal | BBC News | Times of London
I guess Leyva won't be having Pyrex Visions any more! Sorry, bad joke but he wasn't exactly a nice guy.
I love Pill [pause] and think he's really talented, but here's an industry-insider friend of mine on the current frenzy around this dude at record labels:
"The Pill shit is a microcosm of what's wrong with A&R in Black Music. They created a little buzz on the 'net and now all the labels are throwing wild money at this kid who is dope, no question, but has NO NO NO street presence and has made TWO mixtapes. No one does homework. No-one has even actually GONE to ATL to check his bona fides down there: he does NO shows and isn't even really known in his hometown. The shit is so retarded to me. Hey God bless him if he can get the bread but it's so ridiculous. He's dope but the next Jeezy or Gucci? I doubt it. Dude NO ONE know who he is down there. When I say he has no street presence I mean NONE. It's shocking."
[via Traps N Trunks]
Seriously someone, please tell me who Ms. Black thong is though! I need to meet her, like NOW!!! LOL....
Raekwon - "Happy New Year" [usershare mp3 links: stream | download]
Raekwon - "I Wanna Rock (Freestyle)" [usershare mp3 links: stream | download via Alex]
Method Man & Raekwon - "Meth vs Chef Pt. 2" [usershare mp3 links: stream | download] <-- This FIYA!!! From the forthcoming album with Ghostface, Wu Massacre.
Previously on The Kitchen:
Watch the Wu Massacre teaser trailers: Part I | Part II | Part III
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
More indie hip hop. This is the 3rd single from J. Nolan's Resilience project featuring Zayani Rose, produced by MusicSince86. Directed by Brook Millz Productions with assistance from Kendrick King.
Download an MP3 of J. Nolan - "Going In" HERE: stream | download [usershare]
J. Nolan - myspace | twitter | bandcamp
MusicSince86 - bandcamp
Not really a great video, but I f-ck with this kid.
Download an MP3 of "Stuck On Broke" HERE. [mediafire download link]
The Kitchen on blctxt previously HERE.
Blctxt - blog | facebook | myspace | twitter | youtube | Bandcamp
I missed this but "I Wanna Rock" is rapidly turning into a late entry contender for the "A Milli" of 2009 - feels like everyone is jumping on the beat recently, no?
Watch Colbert's interview with Snoop via Hulu HERE.
US-only: interview | performance
Canada-only: interview | performance
Video: Alicia Keys & Stephen Colbert - Empire State of Mind II (Broken Down) Live on The Colbert Report
Wish the volume had been up on Colbert's mic so I could have heard his upper-middle class witticisms on the mic better but what i herad of it sounded hilarious.
US-only: interview | performance
Canada-only: interview | performance
Now THIS is more like it. This kid blew my skull wide open a few months back with his bare bones, 120% B-Boy official, "Hip Life" single and video. Now he's finally coming though with a full mix album. I haven't peeped this yet but this is one of the few things I'm genuinely excited to download and check out.
Download the Spek Won - The Preemo Donna Mix Album HERE. [usershare link]
But if you're not convinced check out "Hip Life" here: stream | download [usershare mp3 links]
Toronto artists, holla at the kid! I'm actually from the T.dot and wanna support good home town (and home country) artists. Plus there's more to promoting your music in your home market that just sending it to TRF, CityonmyBack.com and Hip Hop Canada, no disrespect to any of them of course! And let's talk about how to do it BIG! There's big things afoot at The Kitchen for 2010. Get at me, mayne!!!!
Spek Won - website | twitter | myspace
[MAJOR props: DviousMindz]
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Video is FIYA!!!
Shaun Boothe - "Poor Boy" [sendpsace mp3 download link]
Shaun Boothe - myspace | twitter
F-ck griping about the accent. Are you listening to this kid?? He's DESTROYING it!!!
Buck London - website | twitter | myspace
Labels: UK Hip Hop
Over 50's "Crime Wave" Download an mp3 of it HERE. [zshare]
BTW though: how do you call yourself Littles when there's already a well-established rapper by that name in the game?? I f-ck with this though....
Littles The General - twitter | myspace | facebook
Check this out! The 808 kick on this track is SERIOUS!!!
The Kitchen previously George Reefah HERE.
It's B+W video Tuesday on The Kitchen (kind of...)
[33 Jones via Rock the Dub]
Labels: Independent Hip Hop
Monday, December 14, 2009
Video for Lupe's track, "Solar Midnite" from the Twilight: New Moon soundtrack. [via PDS / Blog Bully]
Lupe Fiasco interview with Jessie Maguire.
Download the Lupe Fiasco - Enemy of the State: A Love Story mixtape HERE. [rapidshare zip file link via HHIR]
"Mos reflects on some of the best moments of 2009. I'm sure your gonna Love/Hate some of his answers...."
See Part 1 HERE.
Xzibit's a strange one. Personally, I'm a fan but I know there are a GRIP of people who have NO idea he's a rapper (an ex-girlfriend of mine who was mad young comes to mind) but try to mention his one big record and you realize why - he's never had one! On the other hand, most people know Pimp My Ride and some might remember his appearances in movies like Gridiron Gang and XXX: State of the Union. All that being said, this new track, the first single off his upcoming album set to drop next year, ain't bad but it's not likely to change the narrative of his career...
Xzibit - "Hurt Locker" [mediafire mp3 download link]
X is currently on the second leg of his Euro vs. Dollar tour in Europe.
Xzibit - website | facebook | twitter | myspace | youtube
KRS-One & Buckshot - "Oh Really (Remix)" feat. Talib Kweli & Geo Of Blue Scholars [usershare mp3 links: stream | download]
Produced by Marco Polo, off KRS-ONE & BUCKSHOT's Survival Skills album. The track will be available at iTunes TOMORROW!
"Terry Urban presents his new remix album Lady Stardust which mashes up pop sensations Lady Gaga and David Bowie. Terry felt a remix project like this needed to be done with such similarities between the two pop icons."
See the track listing HERE.
Download Terry Urban Presents Lady Stardust HERE. [yousendit download link]