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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Music Video: Morcheeba - Even Though 

From the album Blood Like Lemonade dropping June 7th. Clock HERE for more details.

I'm on Block Island for the next while so posting might be sporadic. Enjoy your long weekend for my US readers!


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Friday, May 28, 2010

New Music: Kanye West - Power feat. Dwele 

Kanye West. Good Ass Job,Symbolyc One

Geez, you take one day off to go handle business in NYC and Kanye decides to go and leak new music from his forthcoming Good Ass Job album. Don't get it f-cked up though: this track is bananas! If you hopped off his bandwagon 'cos of the left-turn he took on 808's and Heartbreak, get back on 'cos it looks like the kid is focused again! Track produced by producer, Symbolyc One. Am I off in assuming he has something to do with Erykah Badu just 'cos he's from Dallas or am I right on that??

Thanks YN for the heads up when I bumped into him on 6th Ave. this lunchtime.

Kanye West - 'Power' feat. Dwele [mp3 stream]



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Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Music: Drake - Light Up feat. Jay-Z / Fireworks feat. Alicia Keys 

Drake,Young Money

This is probably gonna be the only post from me today as I'm getting ready to head to NYC on a semi-business/semi-pleasure trip. Another two MAJOR tracks from Drake's highly-anticipated Thank Me Later album have surfaced. Man, this thing leaks more than that BP deep sea oil well!

Drake - 'Light Up' feat. Jay-Z [mp3 stream]

Drake - 'Fireworks' feat. Alicia Keys [mp3 stream]

Sooo... now that basically almost the entire (?) album is out there, are y'all digging what you've been hearing from Drizzy's debut?

[note: 'Light Up' is lightly tagged. I might try to replace when a CDQ drops or maybe I won't - y'all already heard enough of the album as it is and as you've probably noticed, I've slowed down a lot on offering mp3 downloads from major label artists who have not given explicit upfront permission to do so. Getting and hearing other bloggers getting DMCA warnings tends to make you do that!]

[mp3's swiped from Pigeons & Planes via NMC and Xclusives Zone]

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Mixtape: Major Lazer x La Roux - Lazerproof 

LaRoux,Major Lazer

'What the f-ck is this??' you may be asking...

"The ubiquitous electro-dancehall duo Major Lazer has partnered with English synthpop outfit La Roux to create Lazerproof, a mixtape to be released for free on Wednesday, May 26th from Mad Decent!

On their self-titled debut from Cherrytree / Interscope, La Roux front-woman Elly Jackson channels her new wave and pop influences and projects them onto a backdrop of intricate electronic musings co-produced by Ben Langmaid. Major Lazer's brain-trust (Diplo and Switch), partner with them to bring the newest mixtape that was put together while on a recent trip to Jamaica.

plays on both groups' styles and the result is a project that is only vaguely recognizable as the sum of its parts- ska, dubstep, hip-hop and pop stars aligning to create a synth-Britania meets dubstep dancehall gem. Guest appearances from Gucci Mane, Drake, Gyptian, Rusko and Amanda Blank add the infamous Mad Decent touch."

Track Listing:

1. Bulletproof (Nacey Remix ft. Matt Hemerlein)
2. Colourless Artibella
3. I'm Not Your Lemonade + Heroes 'N' Villains Remix ft. Gucci Mane
4. Independent Kill ft. Candi Redd
5. Keep It Fascinating
6. Magic (Falling Soldiers Dub)
7. In 4 The Kill Pon De Skream ft. Drake
8. Houstatlantavegas Pains
9. Tigerlily (DYWHAP Blend) ft. Rusko
10. Can't Stop Now (Armor Love Remix)
11. Quicksand (Mad Decent 2010 Rerub) ft. Amanda Blank
12. Cover My Eyes (Costra Nostra Edit)
13. I Said It (Major Lazer Dubplate) ft. Opal
14. Hold Yuh (Double Dubplate) ft. Gyptian

Download Major Lazer & La Roux present Lazerproof HERE.

Follow on twitter Major Lazer | Maddecent | Laroux

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New Music: Mark Ronson - Bang Bang Bang feat. Q-Tip 

Q-tip,. Mark Ronson

First track from Ronson's new (and second) currently untitled (?) solo album due in September featuring the 'Abstract One.' I digs!

I guess we're slowly getting to finally posting some alternative stuff as we normally do on Wednesday now, quite by accident I might add....

Mark Ronson - 'Bang Bang Bang' feat. Q-Tip [mp3 stream]

[2dbz via Prefix]

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New Music: Common - Next Time (Just Right) feat. Queen Latifah (prod. by Kanye West) 

Common,Queen Latifah,Kanye West

Final version of an old track (sounds like its from the 2004-5 Be/Late Registration era to my ears which is a GOOD thing, frankly!) apparently from Common's Go! Common Classics greatest hits set that supposedly dropped yesterday?

Common - 'Next Time' feat. Queen Latifah (prod. by Kanye West) [mp3 stream]

[via Couch Sessions]

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New Music: T.I. - Got Your Back feat Keri Hilson 

T.I.,Keri Hilson,King Uncaged

This is super pop sounding and features Ms. Keri Baby so I'm assuming its from King Uncaged and not the F-ck A Mixtape project which may or may not be out (I haven't checked twitter to see....)

T.I. - 'Got Your Back' feat Keri Hilson [mp3 stream]

[via Ozone/T.I.]

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AP Video: Over 40 Dead in Fight to Prevent US Extradition of Jamaican Drug Lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke 

This is getting to be serious business! It was a front page story in the Toronto Star yesterday!

You know what though? I still can't believe the dude's real name is Coke and 'Dudus' is his nickname!

Read more about how the gang violence is spreading across Jamaica in the Toronto Star HERE.


The Shower Posse gang Coke leads has deep ties to Toronto. [Toronto Star]

Previously on The Kitchen: read about the massive sweep of the Jamaican Shower Posse and other Gangs in Toronto a few weeks back HERE.


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AP Video: Ariz. Police Chiefs Voice Concerns About the New State Immigration Law 

What a debacle! Even the police say its wack!


Justice Department Weighing Challenge to Arizona Immigration Law. [ABC News]


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New Music: Slakah The Beatchild feat. Ebrahim & Tingsek - War Within 


We got a little taste of hip hop/soul beatsmithchild, Slakah yesterday on that J. Diggz track I posted yesterday but here's a new track by him promoting his current tour. Heads up: this track sounds great too but he spends the first minute of the mp3 promoting the tour in a spoken word intro! *Smh...* I'm all for aggressive promo but WTF??!? That is not cool but I urge you to check it out anyway - track's got a bit of a Dilla kind of feel to me!

Slakah The Beatchild feat. Ebrahim & Tingsek - War Within
[mp3 download]

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New Music: Spek Won - 2nd Chances 


Wednesday is normally alternative music day here at The Kitchen but we're gonna keep the ' Thursday on Tuesday' vibes going with a couple more tracks before we get to that.

First up, a new track produced by GMF and Tone Mason by one of my favorite local MC's, Spek Won. Artwork by other excellent local MC, Wolf J. Look for Spek on the probably now looking to be delayed Independent's Day mixtape coming soon!

Spek Won - 2nd Chances [usershare mp3 download link]

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Mixtape: JDiggz - The X-Periment Tape 


I posted a YouTube stream of this dude's single, "Are We Runnin'" feat. Slakah the Beatchild a few weeks back with a note saying, "I woulda put an mp3 download link but I couldn't find one to save my life...." Literally the next day the mp3 was out and I was looking crazy! Anyway, the full mixtape is available now. I ain't had a chance to check it all out yet but if that single was any indication, it should be FIYA! Here's a recap of the single though as a taster for those that slept:

jDiggz - Are We Runnin' feat. Slakah the Beatchild [mp3 download]

Ya dig? Download the whole JDiggz - The X-Periment Tape HERE. [mediafire download link]


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Music Video: Theo3 feat. Tona & Andreena Mill – How I Flow Pt. 2 

One of my favorite songs right now, produced by the kid, Boi-1da. Video directed by Theo 3 - click HERE for more info...

Follow Theo3 on twitter.


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Music Video: Arabesque - Understand 

Video for a track from his forthcoming Nuclear Ambition EP (June 1) 'telling the stories of 4 landed immigrants and their struggle to assimilate into America.'

Feeling everything marketing-wise from this kid. Artwork (by Dirty Dre) looks fantastic, the play on words in the title etc. Dope!

Follow Arabesque on twitter.


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Music Video: KJ - Fresh Out the Box 

Tdot Thursday is Tdot Tuesday this week as I'm on my way to Nueva Yorka for a week or so on Thursday. First off is this video from the end of last year by one of my favorite Tdot MC's that I never even knew about until a couple weeks ago. Cats are sleeping on this dude, KJ. Check out his Headphone Album HERE.

Follow KJ Online on twitter | facebook | myspace | website

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Monday, May 24, 2010

New Music: Drake - Miss Me feat. Lil Wayne 

Drake,Young Money,Lil Wayne

OFFICIAL mastered leak version from OVO:

Drake - Miss Me feat. Lil Wayne [zshare mp3 download link]

Bun B is on there for like, one (ad-lib) line! Did you catch it? From Thank Me Later: 6.15.10....

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New Music: T.I. - Yeah Ya Know (Takers) 


Not sure if this is from his F-ck a Mixtape project (dropping tomorrow?) or forthcoming King Uncaged album?

T.I. - 'Yeah Ya Know (Takers)' [mp3 stream]

Thanks, T.I. for the heads up via twitter....


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Music Video: Agallah the Don - Nova Scotia Fems 

New video from the homie, Agallah directed by Cartel Film & Music. Track produced by Cuzzo Sosay. Song might be correctly titled, "Nova Scotia Femmes" - don't quote me....

Cakemix 2.0 coming soon!


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AL Math Teacher Uses Barack Obama's Assassination as Example in Class 

This disgrace of a teacher is named Gregory Harrison.

Smh at parent, Mia Hughes at the 1:05 mark in the video who didn't think it was 'any big deal!' Wonder if she was on her way to Tea Party Rally when she was interviewed?

Read more on this absolute f-ckery HERE.

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Unreleased Music: Stat Quo x Eminem - Atlanta on Fire / Classic Sh*t 

Stat Quo

Don't this sound like that mid-2000's G-Unit/Shady/Aftermath sounding sh*t?!

Stat Quo - 'Atlanta On Fire' feat. Eminem [mp3 stream]

Stat Quo - 'Classic Sh*t' feat. Eminem [mp3 stream]

[via Miss Info]

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New Music: Drake - Unforgettable feat. Young Jeezy 

Drake,Young Jeezy

Another leak from Drake's highly-anticipated Thank Me Later album featuring a sample from the late Aaliyah's “At Your Best (You Are Love)”:

Drake - 'Unforgettable' feat Young Jeezy [mp3 stream]

[spotted via Traps N Trunks]

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New Music from Justin Bieber: Somebody To Love (Remix) / Rich Girl 

Usher,Justin Bieber

Don't get your panties in a bunch, I already explained the movement previously....

On another note, I just keep shaking my head at how badly Chris Brown f-cked up 'cos this kid, Bieber is pretty much taking his ENTIRE SWAG! This joint with Usher: don't it basically sound exactly like "Forever" sped up to y'all??!

Justin Bieber - 'Somebody To Love (Remix)' feat Usher [mp3 stream]

Soulja Boy Tellem - 'Rich Girl' feat Justin Bieber [mp3 stream]

[spotted via HustleGRL /]

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New Music: Christine Aguilera - Bionic 

Christina Aguilera,Bionic

Unsurprisingly, considering she uses the same producers (John Hill and Switch), very Santigold-esque sounding title track from Xtina's forthcoming album.

Christine Aguilera - 'Bionic' [mp3 stream]

[via Idolator]


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Ex-wife of 'American Gangster' Drug Lord Frank Lucas is Busted over Alleged Cocaine Deal in Puerto Rico 

American Gangster,Frank Lucas,Juliana Farrait-Rodriguez

Still on the streets selling work at 70?? WTF??!? Read the story HERE.

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MLB Commissioner Bud Selig: the 2011 All-Star Game Will Remain in Arizona 

I know I'm late on this but F-CK Bud Selig and #BoycottArizona!

Go get him, Roland Martin (of CNN):

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BBC News Report: State of Emergency Declared in Jamaica over Attempted Extradition of Drug Lord Christopher Dudus Coke to the US 

Watch that video - its loony tunes! Setting fire to police stations, shoot-outs with police?? WTF??!? Read more on this via The New York Times HERE.

Yo, the Jamaican government needs to get they house in order instead of worrying about music videos! :/


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Sunday, May 23, 2010

New Music: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – SpottieOttieDopaliscious [Outkast cover] 

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble,Outkast

More good Sunday afternoon listening....

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – SpottieOttieDopaliscious [Outkast cover] [direct mp3 link, right click & save as]

[via Steady Bloggin']

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The Couch Sessions Presents Sunrise Suite 


PERFECT listening for a lazy, hazy long weekend Sunday afternoon.

Track listing:
01. The Cinematic Orchestra – Prelude (live)
02. Mentz – Introduction II
03. Robert Glasper feat. Bilal – All Matter
04. The Roots feat. The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Dilchestra – Antiquity
05. Tycho – Dictaphone’s Lament
06. Seal – State of Grace (acoustic)
07. Bebel Gilberto – August Day Song (king britt remix)
08. Stevie Wonder – Lookin’ for Another Pure Love
09. Common – Ghetto Heaven part 2 (instrumental)
10. Tonda Trio – Tide
11. Shafiq Husayn – Love Still Hurts
12. Dilla – Flyyyyy
13. Saine – Live a Little
14. The Cinematic Orchestra – Breathe (live)

Dowload The Couch Sessions Presents: Sunrise Suite HERE. [mediafire download link]

[via TCS]


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NFB Short Film: The Colour of Beauty 

A look at the systemic racism in the modeling and fashion industry as Black Toronto model, Renee Thompson attempts to make her breakthrough. I feel for her but honestly she's seems too smart and too good for that cess pool.

[via 1LoveT.O.]

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Rand Paul: The Scary New Face of the Tea Party Movement? 

The front:

The reality:

Rand Paul calls Obama BP criticism 'un-American' - WTF??! Who's coming out in defense of BP??

In an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, Paul says he does not fully support the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act! He woulda fought to maintain private businesses' right to continue being racist. I'm gonna applaud him for keeping it real even though now in the wake of the fallout and outcry, he's backpedaling like a muhf-cka!


Tea Party Activists Defend Rand Paul Amid Civil Rights Controversy. [Fox News]

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

New Music: The Roots - Dear God 2.0 


Last one for the night: a great new single from The Roots from their forthcoming album, How I Got Over to mellow things out a little after all the electronic and mash-up club bangers posted for your Saturday night listening pleasure.

I guess I'm way out the mix now that my rap blog reading has dropped way down. I had no idea there was even a new Roots album in the works. This is a 'remix/re-imagination' of Monster Of Folk’s song by the same name according to Nah Right.

The Roots - 'Dear God 2.0' [mp3 stream]

[spotted via the Soundcloud of Roy from Semtex's Blog]


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New Music: The Girls Can Hear Us - Drugs, Dancin' (The Dirty Tees & SposhRock Remix) 

SposhRock,The Dirty Tees

Don't know anything about these cats (although Google tells me they're from London, ON) but heard it via the drop-box and dug it:

Do you?

Get more from The Dirty Tees HERE.

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Usher - OMG feat. Will I Am (H.O.T CITY Baltimore remix) 

Usher,,Baltimore Club

Another B'more remix of 'OMG'?? Well it is the #1 record in the US so shouldn't be that much of a surprise, I guess...

OMG by Usher & Will I Am (H.O.T CITY baltimore remix)

[via hotcitybmore]

Previously on The Kitchen:

Download the Usher - "OMG (DJ Booman Bmore Original Remix)" HERE.

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Leo Justi - Dunno Riddim (Kid Conga Remix Instrumental) 

Leo Justi,Baile Funk,Kid Conga

Baile Funk vibes! I f-cks with this!

Leo Justi - Dunno Riddim (Kid Conga Remix Instrumental) [mp3 download]

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David Guetta & Chris Willis feat. Fergie & LMFAO - Gettin' Over You (Thomas Gold & Sidney Samson Remixes) 

David Guetta,Chris Willis,Fergie,LMFAO,Thomas Gold,Sidney Samson

Gettin' Over You (Sidney Samson remix)

Gettin' Over You (Thomas Gold remix)

I might be one of the few 'hip hop' bloggers who actually really digs LMFAO. Music aside, just on the strength that they got into it with GOP nitwit, Mitt Romney, I f-cks with them!

[mp3's via @jezhughes at lucidonline]

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In Toronto: The Movie Leslie, My Name is Evil is Now Open 

Dunno if I posted this before back around the time of TIFF where it premiered, but this movie, directed by Reginald Harkema, just opened officially last night in Toronto at the AMC Dundas Square and my boy, Paul (Kehayas) scored the soundtrack. The movie is great, the soundtrack even better. If you're in the area, go support!!!

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Belated Biggie Birthday Remixes by Dave Wrangler 

Notorious BIG,Biggie Smalls,Christopher Wallace

This one's for Bed-Stuy!

Christopher George Latore Wallace aka the Notorious B.I.G. (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997) R.I.P.

Biggie Birthday Remixes; Playlist by davewrangler

Separate tracks:

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Brucie B - Live From The Harlem Rooftop Mixtape 

Brucie B,Harlem Rooftop,Mixtapes

From 1987 - F-CKING ESSENTIAL!!!!

Download the Brucie B - Live From The Harlem Rooftop mixtape HERE. [mediafire download link]

Follow Brucie B online - Facebook | Myspace

[via Miss Info]

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Video: GrandWizzard Theodore discusses the invention of the record scratch 


Watch GrandWizzard Theodore, creator of the scratch, demonstrating his skills at the Sedgwick & Cedar + Joe Conzo Collaboration Event HERE.

[via 33Jones]

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AddThis Social Bookmark Button presents the Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted Sample Set 

Ice Cube,Da Lench Mob,Public Enemy,Bomb Squad

Another Bomb Squad-related album! AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted is STILL one of my favorite albums of all time. To this day it sounds fresh and exciting when I play it and Cube's passion on the mic is a wonder to behold!

Download it HERE.


Ice Cube on AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted Retrospective, 20 Years Later. []

[via HipHopisRead]

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New Music: Son of Bazerk – I Swear On A Stack Of Old Hits 

Bomb Squad,Public Enemy,Son of Bazerk

The old Bomb Squad/Public Enemy-affiliated crew best know for "Change the Style" and my fave "J Dubs Theme" reconstituted for this actually not bad, brand new track produced by current PE-tour DJ Johnny Juice....

[via Unkut]

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News: Senate Passes the Financial Reform Bill 

Respect Obama!

Read more via The Wall Street Journal HERE.

Financial Stocks Turn Higher After Senate Passes Reform Bill. [Wall Street Journal]

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AddThis Social Bookmark Button presents The Tape Files / Session 1: Toronto mixed by DJ Lissa Monét. 

DJ  Lissa 'Monét,Tape-Files,Mixtapes,

"TapeFiles is a series of mini online mixtapes that will be releasing often to brand DJ's and artists in different genres of entertainment. The idea behind this series is to introduce new and and established DJ's to different audiences internationally. The music featured on these tapes will vary based on the location and the type of DJ and could feature anything from Hip-Hop/R&B to Pop, Dance, House, Electro, Punk and whatever else they are playing/feeling at the time. The first TapeFiles features female Canadian DJ and innovator Lissa 'Monét.

Since stepping into the spotlight, Lissa 'Monét has captivated trendsetters, celebrities, tastemakers and has provided up and coming artists with an avenue to get their music heard. DJ Lissa Monét’s insanely popular online mini mixtapes have kept thousands of her loyal online followers happy, and the buzz is building worldwide. Being that she was the first to jumpstart the series, Lissa’s eclectic music taste is well evident in the records chosen. Some of the artists featured in this first TapeFiles edition include Drake, Jared Evan, Belly, P Reign, Thedophilus London, Dirty Money, Dom Kennedy and more."

001. Drake - Find Your Love
002. Monica Blaire - Material Girl
003. Nicole Wray - Listen To Your Heart
004. PG f. Kyuana - Lady
005. BIg Boi - Shutterbugg
006. Dom Kennedy - Choose Up
007. P Reign - In The Hood
008. Nikkie Santoro - Nikkie
009. Belly f. P Reign - Let The Rain Fall
010. Colin Munroe f. Kidz In The Hall - Takin Over The World
011. Jared Evan - Look At Me The Same
012. Thedophilus London - Life Of A Lover
013. Asia Bryant - I Cant Help It
014. Ray Robinson - For One Night
015. Dirty Money - Hello, Good Morning
016. Verse Simmons - Buy You A Round

Download The Tape Files / Session 1: Toronto HERE. [usershare download link]

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

New Music: Alicia Keys - Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) Remix feat. Drake + New Drake Freestyle 

Drake,Alicia Keys

Drake hops on the remix for the track he co-wrote (?) and provided background voacls on the original:

Alicia Keys - 'Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)' Remix feat. Drake [mp3 stream]

Monstrous track... still! Respect to Drizzy on this one....


Still dropping fresh (and HOT) freestyles less than a month before his album comes out??! Double respect!

Drake - 9AM Freestyle [mp3 download]

Speaking of the album...

Here's the track listing and production credits for Thank Me Later dropping on 6.15.10.

1. Fireworks (Feat. Alicia Keys) (Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib)
2. Karaoke (Produced by Francis & The Lights)
3. The Resistance (Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib)
4. Over (Produced by Boi-1da)
5. Show Me A Good Time (Produced by Kanye West)
6. Up All Night (Feat. Nicki Minaj) (Produced by Boi-1da)
7. Fancy (Feat. TI and Swizz Beatz) (Produced by Swizz Beatz)
8. Shut It Down (Feat. The Dream) (Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib and Omen)
9. Unforgettable (Feat. Young Jeezy) (Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib and Boi-1da)
10. Light Up (Feat. Jay-Z) (Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib and Tone Mason)
11. Miss Me (Feat. Lil Wayne) (Produced by Boi-1da and Noah “40″ Shebib)
12. Cece’s Interlude (Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib)
13. Find Your Love (Produced by Kanye West)
14. Thank Me Now (Produced by Timbaland)

I'm hearing good things about the album too!

[remix mp3 via UHTN, freestyle via OVO, tracklisting via ATF / TRF]

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Music Video: Brown Face Gunna - Big Dreams 

The man behind that "Hollywood Fresh" track by Keysha I posted a couple weeks ago. This ain't bad but not diggin' it quite as much as that track but showing it some hometown love for Thursday....


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Introducing New High Society Artist AZAGE - Bars Outbreak 1.5 


<a href="">Countdown by azage</a>

New MC, Azage going in over classic Rocafella beats on his new Bars Outbreak 1.5 mixtape.


1. Countdown 2. Chicago 3. The Truth 4. Philips Arena 5.Canes and Fur Coats 6. Salute 7. Clouds 8. Lights Please 9. Chase 10. Smoke It Alot 11. Creepin (Blend) 12. Aruken 13. Hard 14. Middle Finger (Blend) 15. Miss You 16. A Girl Named Fate 17. East Point 18. Volume 19. Nobody Knows

Ya dig? You can D/L via the Bandcamp player above or HERE. [mediafire download link]

Follow Azage on twitter.

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Video Trailer for the May 30th Stylus Nominee Party at the MOD Club in Toronto 

Unfortunately I'm gonna be out of town and will miss this, but it should be good times...


722 College Street West
$10 before 11pm, $15 after.
Doors: 10pm. Performances: 11pm.

- Mayhem Morearty
- Kim Davis
- Shaun Boothe
- Andreena Mill
- Famous
- JD Era
- Rich Kidd

- Ty Harper & rez DigitaL from OTA Live (FLOW 93.5 FM)

- 2009 Stylus Toronto DJs of the Year: The Ill Kidz
- 2009 Stylus Female DJ of the Year: Lissa Monet

- Club MC of the Year
- Rated Next DJ of the Year




Marc Ecko Watches
Pioneer DJ
Athletes World

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New Music: The Connoisseurs of Culture present J. Nolan - BROKEN DREAMS 

J. Nolan,Connoisseurs of Culture

Yes! The Connoisseurs of Culture are back with another fine joint venture. This time we present J. Nolan, a young gunner out the ATL.

Some of you regular readers are probably familiar with the name from seeing it on the various posts I've done on him here at The Kitchen over the past couple years. If you haven't checked out his music to date yet, now is the time to start. Dig classic, mid-90's inspired hip hop - heartfelt quality rhymes over smoothed-out jazz/soul-breaks and loops (yeah, kind of like what Kanye used to do)? Then this is you all day.

"Feeling Good" is the first official joint, produced by No Alias, off the forthcoming BROKEN DREAMS mixtape album dropping June 7th. Check it out and let me know what you think.

J. Nolan - Feeling Good (prod. No Alias) [limelinx mp3 download link]


Here's the first teaser, leak track from BROKEN DREAMS that dropped a few days back:

J. Nolan - History [limelinx mp3 download link]

Be social!

Get with J. Nolan online
: twitter | myspace | bandcamp

Get with The Connoisseurs of Culture online: twitter | tumblr

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

MALCOLM X - May 19, 1925 - Feb 21, 1965 

Before I forget: Happy Birthday, Malcolm!

Check out Jasiri X's "Universal Ruler" off the Malcolm X tribute album, NECESSARY!

"NECESSARY! a tribute CD in honor of Malcolm X will be released this summer as a prelude to the three unpublished chapters of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcolm X's daughter, has agreed to write the foreword to three chapters omitted from the original Autobiography of Malcolm X."

I know it's cliche to say it, especially amongst cats who don't read a lot of books but The Autobiography of Malcolm X changed my life when I read it in college. I think I've said it before on this site but as I read it, X's words just reaffirmed stuff I'd always thought or felt but, because I had never heard them articulated anywhere or by anyone else, had come to doubt because of that. I look forward to reading this newly-expanded version of what I consider an essential text in Black, Muslim and American cultural, social and political history.

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New Music: Black Keys - Next Girl feat. Sugar Tongue Slim 

Black Keys

Slick remix of one of the singles from my current favorite rock group!

The Black Keys - Next Girl remix feat Sugar Tongue Slim [mp3 download]

BUY The Black Keys Brothers album HERE.


Watch Sugar Tongue Slim talk to Crack Distributors Radio about his Demand More 2 project, how he became a member of the group Money Making Jam Boys clique which also includes Black Thought, Dice Raw, & Truck North and how he took on the name "Sugar Tongue Slim" HERE.

Previously on The Kitchen: watch The Black Keys "Next Girl" video HERE.

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Saucony's Perfect Pairs Series presents a Japandroids/Best Coast Digital Split 45 Release 

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Branded entertainment done right by Saucony shoes of all people!

Japandroids - 'To Hell with Good Intentions' [mp3 stream]

Best Coast - 'This Is Real' [mp3 stream]

Dig these? Download them HERE.


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Introducing new group Francis and the Lights 

Speaking of Cantora records, here's another one of their artists being HEAVILY co-singed by Drake right now. In fact, he's currently on tour with Drake. Probably not that new to the more hip and musically-obsessed of you out there as they've been kicking around for a couple years now, but they're really starting to pop now that they're running with Drizzy. What y'all think of them though?

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New Artist: Gordon Voidwell - Ivy League Circus 

Gordon Voidwell

First Ryan Leslie, now this dude! Is being middle class or Ivy League-educated gonna be the new street cred for Black artists? This song was originally from a project called the Voided Checks Mixtape but its being officially released now as a single on Cantora Records.

BUY IT HERE: itunes | Cantora e-store

Gordon Voidwell - Ivy League Circus [mp3 download]


Check out the Boy Crisis remix of "Ivy league Circus" on the Ralph lauren Rugby site HERE.

[mp3 courtesy Girlie Action]

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Kele (of Bloc Party) - Tenderoni (Larry Tee & Beckwith remix) 

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Tenderoni (Larry Tee and Beckwith remix) by Kele Okereke

Alt. mp3 download link: Kele - Tenderoni (Larry Tee and Beckwith remix)

Previously on The Kitchen:

Watch the Kele - "Tenderoni" video HERE.

[soundcloud mp3 via Jenna at Glassnote]

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New Mixtape: A-Trak - Dirty South Dance 2 

Travis Porter,DJ A-Trak

1. Intro
2. Trizzy Turnt Up
3. How Low Can U Bake
4. We Don't Want No Goblins
5. She Got A Dum Donk
6. Whatever You Shoot
7. Ice Cream On Blast
8. Carte Blanche feat. Kid Sister: Do! Do! Do!
9. Twerk That Driver
10. Vampires Going Ham
11. Loonies To Blow
12. Make The Trap Wile Out
13. O Let's Overdo It
14. Donnis: Gone (DJ Craze Remix)
15. Ain't I A Joker

Stream or Download A-Trak - Dirty South Dance 2 below:

<a href="">Intro by A-Trak</a>

[via A-trak]

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New Music: The Chemical Brothers - Swoon (Don Diablo Remix) 

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"Don Diablo puts his spin on 'Swoon', the new single by The Chemical Brothers, and turns it into something epic that will set dancefloors on fire and keeps your iPod on repeat!" <--Their plug, not mine!


Get the new Data Transmission podcast mix featuring the above track HERE. Full playlist:

Channel X – Monday [Stil Vor Talent]
The Chemical Brothers – Swoon (Don Diablo Remix) [Bootleg / CD-R]
Kele – Tenderoni (Zdar Mix) [Wichita / Polydor]
Mr. Flash – Domino Part A [Ed Banger Records]
Mr. Flash – Powerlight [Ed Banger Records]
Chilly Gonzales – Never Stop [Phantasy Sound]
Sia - Clap Your Hands (Diplo Remix)
Mickey Moonlight - Love Pattern (Isolee Remix) [Ed Banger Records]
Mathias Mesteno – Dikrolled [Freerange Recordings]
Adam Port & Santé – Own [Rockets & Ponies]
Tim Green – Old Sunshine [Get Physical Music]
Body & Soil – Monster Walk [Nasca Records]
Guilty Simpson – Hood Sentence [Stones Throw]
Scissor Sisters – Invisible Light (Siriusmo Vocal Mix) [Polydor]
Scissor Sisters – Invisible Light (Stuart Price Remix) [Polydor]

[soundcloud mp3 download via Stephan at Muzikology]

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Trailer for Diplo's Favela On Blast Documentary 

"For 20 years, a subculture has emerged under society's radar. Favela On Blast tells the stories of sex, love, poverty and pride for Rio's marginalized people. They have their own language, style and heros. It's a music that's fast, heavy and violent like the city itself. This film is a flash of a few lives of charismatic people that relate to the funk music and a retelling of the subculture itself.

Funk superstars like
Deize, Tigrona, Mr Catra, Duda Do Borell all make an appearance. And traficantes, funkieros, mothers and fathers, workers and students in Rio all have a part to play in funk culture. Its kinda of like the bass that ate rio mixes with Edward Scissorhands."

I've knocked Diplo in the past at time but I might have to respect his effort on this, especially if it helps shine the light on some of these Baile Funk artists....

Click HERE for more.

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Video: Karl Sadler x XX Video-Light Installation 

This is probably more suited to my other blog but Wednesdays is alternative music day at The Kitchen and this kind of fits. For more info on Karl Sadler, click HERE.

[note: A CPC video from the GoViral network]

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Thai 'Red Shirts' Protest Crushed by Military in Bangkok 

Read more at The Guardian HERE.

Reuters: Thai protest ends, but crisis far from over.

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Teabaggers Triumph in Kentucky Special Elections 

But is the so-called Tea party movement indicative a real national trend? I know they claim to be non-partisan, but they do tend to lean right and in the only party face-off in PA, the Republicans LOST!

"For all of their bluster about building a national wave this year ...... Republican policies were once again rejected when it came time to face the voters" -- Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee


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Introducing The Nature Sounds Podcast - Best Of Ayatollah 

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"Nature Sounds is proud to announce the launch of a new podcast, which will be providing hip-hop fans with a steady diet of dope beats and rhymes from the NSD roster and beyond. The debut episode, Best Of Ayatollah, serves up some classic tracks from the legendary producer whose credits include Mos Def, Rakim, Masta Ace, Pharaohe Monch, and Ghostface Killah."

Download it via itunes HERE.

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Free EP: Oddisee - Odd Spring 

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This dropped a few days back but here's the fourth & final installment of DMV's producer, Oddisee's Odd Seasons series.

Stream and download the Oddisee - Odd Spring EP HERE:

<a href="">The Blooming by oddisee</a>


Odd Summer | Odd Autumn | Odd Winter

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New Artist: Bryan J feat. Travis Porter - Let Me Take You Out 


Snaptastic new R&B joint featuring the A's young gunnas, Travis Porter from hit producer, Tricky Stewart's new Def Jam-distributed RedZone Records.

Bryan J feat. Travis Porter - Let Me Take You Out [mp3 download]

[via Arthur]

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CBS 60 Minutes on Deepwater Horizon's Blowout (Part 1) 

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Aka the current Gulf Coast oil spill disaster. All I can say is wow, just wow....

Watch Part 2 HERE.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Music: Young Buck - Under Water 

Check out Young Buck's eloquent take on the recent Nashville floods (also examined in the video above from The Tennessean's YouTube channel):

Young Buck - Under Water [mp3 download]

[via Traps N Trunks]


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Video: Chiddy Bang - Translation Freestyle 

Shout to the homies, Anthony Martini and Steve Stoute. Wonder what they got cookin' up??

Video Shot & Edited By Kristopher Rey Tally.


Remix of a track by The Knocks by Chiddy Bang group member, Xaphoon Jones:

The Knocks - Blackout (Xaphoon Jones Remix) [mediafire mp3 download]

For more on The Knocks click HERE. And BTW: how the hell do you pronounce the name Xaphoon anyway: Zafoon, X-a-foon or what??

[mp3 via HeavyRoc Music]


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Video: Off The Wall Sessions w/ The ILLZ 

Click that ILLZ tag below for more from this talented new MC.


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