Stream: Doo Wop – Mixtapes Not Dead, Pt. 2
Doo Wop with a quick follow-up to his Mixtape Not Dead tape, with a mix of new tracks and exclusive freestyles.
Stream: DJ Sheep – Winter Bluntz Three
The final chapter in Sheep’s trilogy of mixes, this edition features:
“Drum breaks off live 1970′s concert cassettes, kids TV show stuff, libraries, a lot of Australian, Japanese, African, Czech, Polish, Thai, Chinese, Russian, Greek, French, WORLD stuff, a touch of latin, some stems, edits, a few raer acapellas, a live crooklyn dodgers j-pop blend, jazz, hip-hop jawns, soundtracks, b-boy breaks, a beat from the Bulletproof homie Matty Fresh, some 45s, private press stuff, some 90′s wall of fame classics, soul, disco, reggae, console music, blaxploitation radio advertisements, drum breaks of all-sorts, and it goes on and on…”
You can buy digital versions of all three over here.
Stream: DJ Sheep – Winter Bluntz Two
More breaks for you to space-out to as the Southern Hemisphere enters it’s final month of cold weather – although considering the lack of snow in most areas it really isn’t anything to complian about.
Stream: Pete Rock – James Brown Tribute Mix
Considering both the influence that James Brown has had on Pete Rock’s career, and Mr. Rock’s tale of meeting the great man as a child, it’s only right that he pays musical tribute with this collection of rap tracks that sampled the Godfather of Soul:
“I met James Brown when I was seven years old. My mom took me to a concert in Mt. Vernon, New York. He came and performed and me and my younger brother met him. My younger brother was six and I was seven and we met James Brown. It was crazy! When we met him I think he passed something on to me. I wasn’t the same after I met him.”
Stream: Four Hours of Conservative Rap Coalition Radio
The good folks at PBS-FM in Melbourne gave me a Saturday night graveyard shift to spread the CRC gospel. You can hear the results below:
Stream: Four Hours of Conservative Rap Coalition Radio
Stream: Big Rec – Doomsday Album [Produced by Diamond D]
Check the debut LP from new Diamond D discovery Big Rec from Oklahoma, produced entirely by the “Best Producer On The Mic” himself. Stand-out for me was the “NO 2 NC” which flips the same loop that Godfather Don used on “Seeds of Hate.” Cop it over at iTunes.
Stream: Lord Finesse – The SP-1200 Project Samplers
For fans of 90′s era Lord Finesse beats (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) the Slice of Spice crew have compiled a vinyl package to “keep the crowd listening.”
Finesse dug deep into his floppy disk and DAT tape archives to help bring us a monster 25 tracks of unreleased and previously unavailable SP1200 heat. After Finesse hooked-up the E-mu Systems SP1200 and Akai S950 to transfer and sequence these tracks, we had Eddie Sancho mix then, and Tony Dawsey master them.
You can pre-order here.
Below are the samplers from the various volumes, plus three full-length tracks as downloads:
Stream: Timeless Truth – Dominican Diner EP
Newest latest Timeless Truth project, produced by Fafu. Great to hear Solace and Oprime going from strength to strength with each new release. Grab it from iTunes here.
Stream: Cole James Cash – Saigon LP
Cole James Cash has just dropped a new instrumental project themed around all Vietnamese-based musical samples. He also provided a detailed explanation of each track exclusively for Unkut below the break…
Track by track breakdown:
Stream: Coalmine Records Presents – Unearthed Compilation
Check this tenth anniversary compilation of Unearthed Records material, mixed by the one and only DJ Revolution, who I once suggested should go and punch a whale during his stay in Australia. Available on 2CD with mixed and unmixed versions.
Mobb Deep feat. Big Noyd – The Bridge ’94
After twenty long years, the CDQ version of Mobb Deep’s contribution to the long tradition of “The Bridge” remakes has finally been released into the wild. I’m declaring today an international holiday to celebrate – skip work, grab a few 40′s and go and brake some car windows in honor of this historic occasion.
Stream: The Doppelgangaz – Peace Kehd Album
Forgot to post this last month, but in case your sitting on the fence about copping the latest chapter in the Doppel Gospel, you can stream the entire Peace Kehd LP before grabbing the CD or vinyl.
O.C. – B-Boy Stance
New O.C. track produced by DJ Force and available on limited edition 7″ over here, with an alternative mix on the flip.
Wu-Tang Clan – Keep Watch
Full version of the new Wu-Tang single featuring Method Man, Inspektah Deck, Cappadonna and GZA/Genius over a Mathematics track. You can buy it here or wait for the A Better Tomorrow album.
Shouts to Rugged Ones.
Stream: DJ Yoda – Rap Is Good 2014
DJ Yoda has put together a mix of New Rap That Doesn’t Suck from the last six months or so, which also happens to be Conservative Rap Coalition approved by happy coincidence.
Radio Stream: The Unkut Guide To The Best and Worst 80′s Rap Ballads
The good folk over at PBS 106.7 FM invited me down to do a guest spot on Richie 1250‘s Stone Love program for Valentine’s Day, where I unleashed what I consider to be some of the best and worst examples of the dreaded 80′s rap ballad on unsuspecting listeners.
A Double Dose of Black Rob
BR has popped up with two new appearances this week. The first one is taken from his next album, Genuine Article, and sounds like it’s a left over from his stint at Duck Down based on the fact it contains Sean Price and Tek features and particularly sparse Easy Moe Bee beat.
Stream: Willie The Kid and Bronze Nazareth – The Living Daylights
Willie The Kid and Bronze Nazareth‘s LP is now available for sale on iTunes, but you cab try before you buy with the streaming link below. “Ain’t Nothin’” with Boldy James is my pick of the litter so far.
Stream: The ARE – Here, My Dear
Just stumbled across this debut release from the Rappers I Know blog’s new label, which is the latest instrumental project dealing with the breakdown of his relationship with his daughter’s mother, based around the Marvin Gaye album of the same name, from former K-Otix’s producer The ARE, who’s previously blessed us with Manipulated Marauders and Dem Damb Jacksons.
Marco Polo feat. Organized Konfusion – 3-O-Clock
First release from Marco Polo’s PA 2: The Director’s Cut, which reunites Prince Po and Pharoahe Monch for the first time since the “Now and Then” remix. Look out for the video of this soon, shot by The Doppelgangaz.