Saturday, July 31, 2010
As if you didn't already know!
Caribana - website | twitter
"All of di girls with di big b-b-b-b-b bumper...."
Lakeshore, TODAY!!! Be there....
Mr. Vegas - Di Train [mp3 download]
Produced by Kubiyashi (like the artwork says!).
Danielle Veira - Come Close To Me [mediafire mp3 download]
[via RiddimStream Promo]
Friday, July 30, 2010
Courtney W. Benjamin is DJ Big*Man.
Big*Man online - soundcloud | website
Sound With Soul online - twitter | website
If it ain't got a Caribbean accent, it ain't getting posted until Monday at the earliest in honor of the Caribana Festival going down in Toronto right now. First up, this mix by UK's Heatwave Crew on Rinse FM.
Dig what you hear? Download it HERE: podcast | sendspace
Heatwave online - twitter | website
Thursday, July 29, 2010
CONTEST REMINDER: Win Tickets to the Saidah Baba Talibah Video Premiere Party at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto
Click HERE for all the details.
Connect with Saidah online - twitter | website | myspace | youtube
Track featuring Drizzy from his Trill O.G. album dropping next week. I hope the album is good because Trill was a classic to me but Trill II was kind of semi-basura!
Bun B feat. Drake – 'Put It Down' (prod. Boi-1da) [mp3 audio stream]
We're in the middle T.dot Thursdays right now but since we're also in Trill-land too, here goes another track off Bun's album:
Bun B feat. Usher – 'Get In My Car' (prod. Polow Da Don) [mp3 audio stream]
['Put It Down' mp3 via Nah Right / 'Get in my Car' mp3 via Gowhere Hip Hop]
Smh at misspelling Anthony "Durty Keyz" James' name wrong in the artwork though! R.I.P. either way, my dude!
Previously on The Kitchen:
Watch the tribute video to Anthony "Durty Keyz" James HERE.
"This is the OFFICIAL music video for JD Era's street certified track 'You Know This' off of the acclaimed Th1rt3en album available for download @ th1rt3en-mixtape.com. Th1rt3en is approaching 200,000+ downloads."
Straight jack of the "Umbrella" (Rihanna) beat by PHS Prods. but that was a straight jack in itself anyway, so who's complaining? I like this though! Given where hip hop is in 2010, this deserves to be on a radio for a nice long stretch. Inspirational and anthemic - nice one, Chocs!
Choclair – Made To Move Mountains [mediafire DJ Package zip file]
[mp3 via TRF]
New Music: Cutty Ranks vs. Cam'ron & Vado - Limb By Tung (Cosmo Baker & Skratch Bastid's Harlem meets Jamaica mix)
"For the July 9th’s Skratch Bastid Presents: LET’S BUILD party at The Drake in Toronto, I flew in early to send a couple days practicing routines with Bastid for the show. During onr of our sessions him and I were playing the new Cam’ron & Vado heatrock “Speakin’ In Tongues” and I started chopping up different parts of the beat, flipping it inna dancehall stylee. We threw Cutty Ranks’ immortal “Limb By Limb” acapella over top of it and it and, as Bastid puts it, "instantly smoke filled the room and an airhorn sounded from the distance. Magical." We performed it live at the show to a great response. Here is a studio remix of the cut, so that you can mash up the party wherever you play it, be it desktop, poolside or club. Check it, download it, play it... have fun!"
Previously on The Kitchen:
Listen to the original Cam'ron feat. Vado - "Speakin' Tungs" HERE.
"The producers behind two of the biggest underground hits of last year, "Pon di floor" (Diplo) and "Hooligans" (Don Diablo), get together to make the world go 'POP' with their instant club smash "Make You Pop." To give you a first taste, the boys have agreed to share Don Diablo's Dubstep Mix. Single to be released mid-August!"
[via Stephan at Muzikology]
Designer Drugs - Back Up In This (Alvin Risk Remix) [direct mp3 link - right click and save as]
Don't even bother with this if you're not open-minded enough to f-ck with bangin', peak hour electro-house type vibes....
Alvin Risk - Website | Facebook | Myspace | Twitter
Love this! How can you not f-ck with a mixtape that has the following description:
"The year is 1985, Chico Avaraldo — the biggest gun runner in Miami — has double crossed you for the last time. He’s sent his goons to rub you out and kidnap your girlfriend to sell into white slavery. They shot you in the back and torched your modest, albeit palatial estate. Left you for dead. They shoulda finished the job.
You jump in your Lamborghini and speed down the high way, doing 120 miles an hour. As your italian loafers press down on the accelerator you grip the wheel tightly, consumed with a desire for revenge — the sweetest of digestifs. As you hug the turns of the moonlit city streets you approach Avaraldo’s club. The lamborghini spins to a stop in front of the entrance. You open up the gullwing doors and jump out with BOTH of your Uzis blazing (you have two Uzis on you at all time). Avaraldo’s ninja bodyguards weren’t prepared for such a brash move.
You enter the club and find Avaraldo holding your girl at gunpoint. It ends now.
NO MORE MISTAKES.
You know Avaraldo is most likely coked up, so he’ll be twitchy. This must be executed perfectly. He’ll never expect you to shoot your own girlfriend in the kneecap to distract him. But just as you prepare to sacrifice her flash dancing career for a life with you. Avaraldo shoots her! You. Heart broken. Kill everyone in the club. It’s over. As you hold her lifeless body in your arms you think back on the good times.
The dancing. The love. The lobster. The Fashion. The sex.
This is what plays…"
Behold the Destroyer – Lamborghini Loafers [direct mp3 download link - right click and save as]
Klymaxx - Fashion
Egyptian Lover - Freakaholic
Junie Morrison - Gyrate
High Inergy - He’s A Pretender
Ready For The World - I’m The One Who Loves You
The Ritchie Family - I’ll Do My Best (For You Baby)
Cheri - Working Girl
The System - You Are In My System
Model 500 - Future
Two Sisters - Scratch This
Vanity 6 - Nasty Girl
Teena Marie - Behind The Groove
New Edition - Count Me Out
Sam Bostic - Cold Tears
Prince - I Would Die For You (Demo Version)
Eddie Murphy - Party All The Time
Andre Cymone - Survivin’ In The 80’s
Cherrelle - Saturday Love
[via Behold The Destroyer]
This dude is signed to Roc Nation - does that justify this remake of Hov's "99 Problems" or is this a waste of 3 minutes in everyone's lives??
Hugo - website | twitter
"The first of two collaborations off their upcoming EP release The Other Side, Nina Sky and Double O offer up the club-ballad, "Only You (Take Me Away)" featuring a verse by his Kidz In the Hall counter-part, Naledge. "This is a song composed for the dance floor and lovers alike," Natalie says. "It's an R & B vibe over a more dance production" Nicole adds. The Other Side EP will drop August 3rd via www.NinaSkyHigh.com."
Club-ballad??! That's a new one on me....
Nina Sky - Only You (Take Me Away) feat. Kidz In The Hall [limelinx mp3 download link]
[via the Cinematic Music Group & GFC-NY]
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Produced by Polow Da Don from Usher's forthcoming new album, Versus. On my word I didn't know he had a new album coming out 'til like a week ago.
Thanks Adonis, for the heads up on this track!
[mp3 link via Rap-Up]
CONTEST: Win Tickets to the Saidah Baba Talibah Video Premiere Party at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto
Its all going down August 5th.
I've featured this Toronto singer previously on The Kitchen HERE. Her soulful, stripped-down bluesy style on the songs that make up her EP, The Phone Demos are a breath of fresh-air in a world of over-produced, digitally sterile-sounding music.
Directed by short film director Sarah Michelle Brown, the video being premiered next week, for “Place Called Grace” from the EP, is set in a 1920’s speakeasy and features choreography by Lisa Auguste (SYTCD Canada). Click HERE to watch a behind-the-scenes of the shoot.
Wanna be among the first to see the video? Here's the details:
What: World premiere of “Place Called Grace” video sponsored by Exclaim!
When: Thursday August 5th, 2010, 9 pm
Where: The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. West
$10 at door
$15 with DJ L’oquenz CD
Wanna be a part of the action down at the super-trendy Gladstone Hotel next week but your paper's kinda short? Never fear, The Kitchen's got you sorted with our latest contest: to win a pair of FREE TICKETS to attend the video premiere party and also see Saidah perform live, send an email (subject line: 'Saidah Contest') and a winner will be selected at random and announced August 4th by me. Deadline for entries is 11:59:59PM ET on August 3rd.
Not familiar with The Phone Demos EP already? Get a quick refresher on Saidah's music here:
'Place Called Grace' [mp3 audio stream]
'(S)cream' [mp3 audio stream]
'Good Morning' [mp3 audio stream]
'No More' [mp3 audio stream]
Saidah's official debut album, (S)cream is coming soon. Click HERE for details.
Connect with Saidah online - twitter | website | myspace | youtube
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
For you underground heads out there....
1. Eminem feat. Slaughterhouse "Session One" prod. by Just Blaze
2. Capone-N-Noreaga "Brother From Another" prod. by Kyze/Ace
3. Dom Pachino "You Used To Be" prod. by Bronze Nazareth
4. DJ MUGGS vs ILL BILL feat. Sick Jacken & Uncle Howie "Narco Corridos" prod. by DJ Muggs
5. Rakaa feat. Fashawn, Evidence & Defari "Aces High" prod. by Alchemist
6. Kool G Rap "Goin In" prod. by Gordon Humphrey
7. 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) "People Are Running" prod. by Statik Selektah
8. Planet Asia feat. Copywrite "Up All Night" prod. by Twiz The Beat Pro
9. Rakaa feat. Aloe Blacc "Crown Of Thorns" prod. by Sid Roams
10. Rhymefest feat. Twone Gabz "Truth On You" prod. by Terry Hunter
11. Capone-N-Noreaga "Obituary" prod. by Green Lantern
12. Nick Javas "Warning Track (Remix)" prod. by DJ Premier
13. Pharoahe Monch feat. Mela Machinko "Shine" prod. by Diamond D
14. Skyzoo & Illmind "Frisbees" prod. by Illmind
15. Fat Joe feat. Rico Love "No Problems" prod. by Scoop DeVille
16. Nutso "So Tired" prod. by Reef
17. Ras Kass "Golden Chyld II" prod. by Leaf, cuts by Rhettmatic
18. Scram Jones "Fork In The Road" prod. by Scram Jones
19. Black Milk "Welcome (Gotta Go)" prod. by Black Milk
20. Eternia & MoSS feat. Tona & Maestro Fresh Wes "Day In The Life" prod. by MoSS
21. Add-2 "Cooley High" prod. by Ynot The Best
22. Black Sheep feat. P & V "Come Back Home" prod. by UrbanSoul Music Group
23. Bun B "Let Em Know" prod. by DJ Premier
DJ Eclipse Live on DJ Premier's Live From Headqcourterz - 7/15/10 [usershare mp3 download link]
[via DJ Eclipse]
Monday, July 26, 2010
And the music...
Amnesia, Forget It All [usershare mp3 link]
Catch The ILLZ live at Santos TONIGHT in NYC with J.Y. and Joell Ortiz hosted by Freeway & featuring Special Guests, Joe Budden & Cory Gunz. Wow, that's blog rapper extravaganza!
Labels: The ILLZ
"Nadirah halted her career in music to go out and teach in Zambia, uncovering the evil Blackwell Briggs along her way. Watch this video to learn more about the person at the heart of the Conspiracy For Good and how you can help the village Chataika in Zambia."
This has been a PPC post brought to you by the GoViral network.
That's called REAL freestyling, people - not spitting pre-prepared 16's. Recognize the true art-form!
[Rap Radar via Traps N Trunks]
REAL hip hop (with an English accent).
BUY "Around My Way" HERE or...
Text 'TRACK MYWAY' to 80818 to receive a link for download
or text 'TRACK MYWAY m' to 80818 to receive it on your mobile.
Follow Mystro at @Mystrogen
Labels: UK Hip Hop
Directed by Mark Carranceja of Noisemaker Media.
From the AT LAST album in stores NOW: itunes | Fat Beats (for CD's)
Follow-up to his "In the T.dot" video. Track from the Aspektz x iLL Kidz mixtape, COMMENCEMENT, the second in the Academic Probation series.
Download the song below:
Aspektz - Fresh [direct usershare mp3 download link]
Connect with Aspektz - twitter | myspace | website
Labels: Its a T.dot Thing
Latest video from the 8-song Beatrock Music EP by LA rapper, Bambu titled ...paper cuts...
I like where this is coming from! Kind of like a contemporary, Latino take on Bronx Tale....
Featuring Jermaine Dupri, B.o.B, Red Cafe and Bow Wow.
Previously on The Kitchen:
Download the Cali Swag District - "Teach Me How To Dougie" Remixes HERE.
Labels: California Swag District
Don't know much about Shake da Mayor but he's from Fresno and been grinding in the Central Valley area of Cali for years now. Diego Redd is kind of an up-and-comer out of Fresno too but I actually featured him on The Kitchen over three years ago!
Shake da Mayor - Reverb Nation | twitter
FACT: Rah Digga is better than >99.9% of ALL rappers out right now. Don't argue - just accept it....
[via Dana at Biz3 PR]
Labels: Rah Digga
Featuring Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, Fabolous, and T-Pain, this was Canada's first attempt at doing something in the vein of the legendary NY radio show, Hot 97 Summerjam. To see photos, click HERE.
[via Chedo at The Come Up Show]
Starring A-Trak and Flosstradamus and Directed by Rik Cordero. Track from her debut album, Ultraviolet out now (on my word I didn't know that!) She sounds like Amanda Blank here to my ears, but digging the dubstep-meets-"Situation" feel of the track (word to Yazoo)
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Possibly or is this, as Semtex asks, old, unreleased Lauryn? Either way, this is MAJOR! What y'all think though? Don't just play and dash - leave a comment on this one, f'reals....
Labels: Lauryn Hill
Downalod Protoje - "Dread" [mediafire mp3 link]
Protoje previously on The Kitchen: Protoje - "Arguments"
I have nothing to say on this video but many others do! Just read the viewer comments at YouTube - comedy!
Friday, July 23, 2010
Check it out below:
Download the Drake x Coldplay – October's Very Cold mixtape HERE. [usershare link]
Connect with Chi Duly - twitter | Ocotber's Very Cold
Click the back cover image fro a larger version....
Rich Kidd might be the next producer out the T.dot to blow up after Boi-1da, 40 and T-Minnus. Check out his previous three artist mixtapes to see what all the fuss is about:
Download the Rich Kidd – We On Some Rich Kidd Sh*t (Trilogy) HERE. [zip file link]
We On Some Rich Kidd Sh*t Vol. 4 drops 7.29.10 - get familiar....
Rich Kidd - myspace
"Featuring the Hyper Definition Super AMOLED screen for unmatched brilliance and color - enjoy the best viewing experience with the 4” Hyper Definition Super AMOLED screen. Unmatched brilliance with vivid eye-catching colour whatever you choose to watch on your Galaxy S."
This PPC post brought to you by the Goviral Network.
Normally I would post something like this on a Sunday but I'm still rockin' Tdot. Thursday today and I saw son hold it down proper at the Toronto meet Brooklyn BHF showcase a couple weeks ago plus the weather is still hot here in Toronto (now muggy, ugh) even though there's more clouds so its still feeling like lazy days...
Slum Village ft. Samiyyah – Fall In Love (Reprise)
Jose James – Promise In Love
Common ft. Queen Latifah – Next Time
Miss Jones – Where I Wanna Be Boy (DJ Mensa Blend)
L-Marie – Already Fallen
Anita Baker – Sweet Love
Drake ft. Phonte – Think Good Thoughts
Theo 3 ft. Tona & Andreena Mill – How I Flow Pt. 2
De La Soul – Respect
DJ Agile ft. Liya – Focused
Janelle Monae – Oh, Maker
Erykah Badu – Fall In Love (Your Funeral)
Heart Attack – Untitled
The Dream – Veteran
Drake – Still Got It
The Roots – The Day
Outkast ft. Cee-Lo – In Due Time (DJ Mensa Blend)
Miguel ft. J. Cole – All I Want Is You
Electric Wire Hustle – Perception
Onra – Long Distance
Zo! ft. Erro & Darien Brockington – This Could Be The Night
Mya – Case of the Ex (DJ Mensa Blend)
Mayer Hawthorne – Your Easy Lovin’
Andre 3000 – All Together Now
Rick Ross ft. Ne-Yo – Super High
Camp Lo – Luchini (DJ Mensa Blend)
Nas – Hey Young World
Drake – 3am Freestyle In Dallas
The Roots – Doin’ It Again
Flying Lotus – Heave(n)
Downlaod the DJ Mensa presents the LAZY DAYS Mixtape HERE or stream it below:
Click HERE to grab previous mixtapes from this Toronto DJ on The Kitchen....
Connect with DJ Mensa - twitter | facebook | website
New Music: Sweatshop Union Presents: The Trillionaire$ - By Hook Or By Crook feat. Josh Martinez, Mos Eisley & Mat The Alien
This is kind of fiya too! T.dot on a roll!!!
Sweatshop Union Presents: The Trillionaire$ - By Hook Or By Crook feat. Josh Martinez, Mos Eisley & Mat The Alien [mp3 download]
Online - Trillionaire$ | Sweatshop Union
Love this! Art Of Fresh is D.O. and Slakah the Beatchild. Featured guest, King Reign I been telling you about too!
[via City on my Back]
Been hearing this left-field R&B cut on radio here in Toronto for a while now - I'm digging it! Y'all?
Connect with Agile - twitter | facebook | website
Connect with Liya - twitter
Labels: Its a T.dot Thing
Moving Cool (B Magic & Mc Noyz) - Red Foxx (Prod. By DviousMindZ) [direct userhsare mp3 download link]
Connect - B Magic | DviousMindz
Thursday, July 22, 2010
and Part 2: the Cold Front Freestyle hosted by John Bronski featuring Base Poet, Thrust, SonyaLive, Maestro Fresh Wes, T Soul, Kish, Motion, 10-Kay and even Maestro manager (and Canadian Idol judge) Farley Flex spittin' some bars:
Love those 2 Black Guys t-shirts!
Props to Teddy C.D. at The T.R.O.Y. Blog who posted these clips HERE as part of his Canadian Hip Hop Series.
These videos were shot at the release party for the Cold Front compilation album which was the first-ever compilation of all-Canadian hip hop. When I came across that StreetBeat, Break’N Out album in the post below, I got confused because that album, which I'd never heard of (or just don't remember), seemed to pre-date this project but, according to my man, John Adams who executive produced the Cold Front comp, that album was really just an 'artist album' featuring the roster of pioneering Canadian hip hop label, Beat Factory Records. That seems to fit the definition of a compilation to me but maybe I'm missing something?
Two tracks from a 1987 Canadian hip hop compilation called StreetBeat, Break’N Out by pioneering T.dot hip hop groups, Michie Mee & L.A. Luv and Rumble & Strong. The Rumble & Strong track is allegedly the last record Scott LA Rock (of the legendary Boogie Down Productions) produced before his untimely passing. Click HERE to go to the excellent NorthsideHipHop.ca site for more details on this comp.
Rumble & Strong - What Others Sound Like [mp3 download]
Michie Mee and LA Luv - Elements of Style [mp3 download]
[spotted via grandgood]
There's also a pull-out section in today's Toronto Star dedicated to caribana. I'm sure most of it is available online HERE too.
Caribana Online - website | twitter
[first video via 1 Love T.O.]
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Yes, its another PPC thing:
"Find out what it's really like to get behind the wheel of the new Volvo S60 and experience the naughty side of life. Volvo Subject60 tour in 5 cities, 5 nights, 5 parties! Watch how Volvo discovers the naughtiest city in Europe. A behavioural experiment conducted and disguised as a launch party for the all-new naughty Volvo S60. Not naughty enough for you? Discover the full experiment and the car that inspired it at: www.naughty.volvocars.co.uk"
[courtesy the GoViral netwwork]
Bonus track off the physical release of Sam Adams' Boston's Boy produced by Colorado producer, Xperiment:
Sam Adams feat. Curren$y - Fly Jets Over Boston [direct usershare mp3 download]
DJ Whoo Kid Feat. Sam Adams - "Lemonade Please"
BUY Sam Adams' Boston's Boy on intunes HERE.
[h/t: Derek at Tha Carter Cartel]
My homegirl, Michelle's blasts are always too long to read, but I think this might be a remix of a track from their mixtape available HERE?
Metermaids - A Star Is Born (Metric Remix) [direct download, right click & save as]
Connect with the Metermaids - twitter | facebook | bandcamp
DJ Muggs vs Ill Bill - Cult Assassin [direct usershare mp3 download link]
[mp3 via XclusivesZone / Co-Sign Collective]
More music from fellow Canucks! [note: the vimeo embed above is not a video, just another audio stream]
Watch the Chromeo x Bushmills Irish Whiskey "Since Way Back" video HERE.
Connect with Chromeo - twitter | website
This was one of my favorite alternative bands back when I had just started blogging and they were blowing up with "Bandages." Above is their brand new video for "21@12." Below is an mp3 stream of another track:
Hot Hot Heat - Goddess on the Prairie [direct mp3 stream - right click and save as]
Back to form for my fellow (West Coast) Canadians?
[mp3 courtesy Girlie Action PR]
I love this track! Kind of reminds me of Passion Pit, before they went wack....
The Knocks - Make It Better [direct MP3 - right click & save as | alt. link: mediafire]
Labels: Indie/Alternative Rock
FREE first single from their, as of now, untitled third album due early next year. Long lead-up! Stream it above or download it HERE.
Cut Copy - website | myspace
Here's the PR blurb:
"n celebration of the release of UNKLE's fourth-proper full-length record Where Did The Night Fall, UNKLE is releasing the short film trilogy, 'Saviors and Angels'. Written and directed by Paul Andrew Williams, the film that features UNKLE songs, "Caged Bird," "The Runaway" and "Another Night Out." You can watch the film here. Featured song "Caged Bird," as well as "Natural Selection" from Where Did The Night Fall, are available for free download via UNKLE.com."
Renamed Jungle Brothers x LCDSS "I'll House You for One Touch" (Dave Wrangler Mix) by Mr. Wrangler....
Dave Wrangler - twitter | website
Auto-tune-powered hipster electro-pop - catchy!
Moxie Black - "Risky Bizness" [download links: direct MP3 | mediafire]
Moxie Black - twitter | facebook | myspace | bandcamp
[via Spread PR]
Posted 'cos they sound a little like one of my favorite groups, Bloc Party, no? Video directed by David Fishel. Track from the Summertime EP available now.
Labels: Indie/Alternative Rock
This broad is amazing! Read the f-ckery HERE.
What would you expect though from this idiot who co-signs the Tea Party movement's mission. For her to claim to have never seen anything that could be considered even remotely racist at any Tea Party rallies simply strains credulity!
But enough of the polarizing racially-tainted stories burning up the newswires. Let's move on to some other stuff that shows that, here at The Kitchen, we don't see color!
Apparently the Right Wing Blogosphere went crazy yesterday when an edited version of the above video of USDA Georgia official, Shirley Sherrod addressing a local chapter of the NCAA purportedly showing her to be a 'racist' went viral.
Watch the video though, in particular around the 16:30 mark which is where you can watch the full unedited part of her words that were taken out of context by Andrew Breibart's Big Government blog. Of course, the reality of Sherrod's word was far less sinister (read: the total opposite of what was being alleged). Sadly though, even the NCAA, who hosted the event where this 'scandal' all kicked off in the first place, and allegedly the White House got caught up in the BS.
The Tea Party and wingnuts must have been doing a jig when this bogus-ass story broke and the spotlight was temporarily off their f-ckery though. Amazingly, they are now even attacking the NCAA for having joined in their witch-hunt condemning Sherrod's supposed bigotry. *Smdh...*
USDA reconsiders firing of Ga. official over speech on race. [AJC]
Ousted USDA official: I'm not sure I'd take job back.... [MSNBC]
[video via NAACP]