Tony Touch feat. M.O.P – You Know You Love This

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My pick from the new Tony Touch album, The Piecemaker 3: Return of the 50 MC’s. Sadly there’s no Diaz Brothers track on here though.



Big Twins feat. Big Noyd – Hood On The Map

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Big Twins has dropped a new album, and in exciting news for die-hard QB Rap fanatics, he has a Big Noyd feature! Cop On The Grill here.



Terumasa Hino – Unity
Tuesday June 18th 2013,
Filed under: International Zone Coasters,Steady Bootleggin',Streaming-Only
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A new project dropped today from Terumasa Hino and DJ Honda:

Terumasa Hino was born in 1942 in Tokyo City. He moved to New York in 1975 and worked with a who’s who of jazz. In 1989 Hino became the first Japanese artist to sign with the legendary esteemed American jazz label BLUE NOTE. Throughout the years Hino’s success in Japan and his career has been likened to that of Miles Davis; as they both experimented with jazz/rock fusion and also played the same instrument; the trumpet. In the past few years Terumasa Hino has teamed up with legendary hip-hop icon, dj honda and formed a new sound of fusion blending heavy beats and scratching.

iTunes link for the album



Prodigy and Alchemist feat. Roc Marciano – Death Sentence

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Here’s the Roc Marcy feature from the new P and ALC album, Albert Einstein.



Tony Touch feat. Action Bronson and Kool G Rap – It’s A Queens Thing

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More Tony Touch action, as Action Bronson and Kool G Rap get down over a Statik Selektah track.



Tony Touch ft. Raekwon, JD Era, Ghostface Killah & RZA – Unorthodox

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First single from Tony Touch’s Piecemaker 3: The Return Of The 50 MC’s, produced by Toca and Psycho Les. Kinda wish RZA didn’t rap on this though.



Roc Marciano feat. Cormega – Ruff Town

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Roc and Mega connect like Voltron.



AZ – We Movin’

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Business as usual for AZ, with Statik Selectah on the track. Taken from Doe Or Die 2.



7 G.E.M.S. (Tragic Allies & Tragedy Khadafi) – Dem Get Murda

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Tragedy has teamed up with Tragic Allies (Purpose, Estee Nack and Code Nine) to form 7 G.E.M.S. The Golden Era Music Sciences album is out now through Ill Adrenaline Records with vinyl due next month.



Two More TJ Swan Demos Unearthed

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Back in 2010 I received a recording of a TJ Swan demo recorded from Tim Westwood‘s show in 1988 titled “Mellow Love”, although someone claiming to be affiliated with Swan then contacted me and demand that I remove the track on the grounds that: “This was a practice session. Swan wrote and sang the song to get a feel for it”. He also claimed that a bunch of TJ Swan music was about to drop, but three years later we’re still waiting.

In the meantime, Rap Blog Godd noz recently blessed me with a few more cuts which may have been intended for Have No Fear Swan Is Here. or are simply more “practice sessions”. The first track, “Sensitive Love” features Swan flexing his microphone techniques and busting some rhymes, while “Love Is Blind” is more of an uptempo number on the Al. B Sure tip. Was Marley Marl involved with these tracks? Are they finished LP cuts or just demos? Sadly, there’s also no sign of the lost Big Daddy Kane/MC Shan cameos that I hoped for…


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Hannibal Stax and Marco Polo – B.K.L.Y.N.

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New album cut from Hannibal Stax and Marco Polo‘s Seize The Day album, which dropped today and is an excellent example on Non-Progressive Rap done right. File under the ever-expanding Brooklyn Anthem category.



Havoc feat. Styles P & Raekwon – Favorite Rap Stars

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Posting this just because Havoc used a loop instead of those keyboard beats he was stuck on for a while, not to mention it fills the Hoody Rap quota for the month with the Raekwon and Styles P spots. Hav’s new solo LP, 13, is out tomorrow on Nature Sounds.



Milano Constantine – Global Warming
Friday May 03rd 2013,
Filed under: Steady Bootleggin',Streaming-Only,Uptown Kicking It
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Milano just released the full version of “Global Warming”, a snippet of which appeared on his Hurt Locker mixtape from a few years back.



R.A. The Rugged Man – Definition of A Rap Flow

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Holy fuck. R.A. just took Fast Rap to the next level.



Tragedy and Craig G – Live At The In Control Show [1989]

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Here’s some Rap Radio gold courtesy of my man’s Will C:

“Tragedy the Intelligent Hoodlum back to back with Craig G live on arguably the greatest rap radio show of all time. This is the Marley Marl In Control Rap Show on 107.5 WBLS from what appears to be April or May 1989. Seeing as Trag Invasion is one of my favorite songs off of Tragedy’s debut LP, it’s cool to hear him kicking those rhymes over Craig’s Take The Bait beat. Another lost slice of the good stuff!”



Fla Fla [Sparrow] and Debonair P – Timeless EP Snippets

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Some new vinyl at a decent price for a change…

Snippets taken from the new EP from Fla Fla of Sparrow the Movement, responsible for indie classics such as “Rhyme Impotence”, “Physics” etc. The Timeless EP is available on limited vinyl (150x clear red, 150x clear green) via Six2Six records. All songs produced and mixed by Debonair P. Vinyl can be ordered below for $22 plus postage.

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Milano Constantine – Fishin’ Rough

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Here’s a track from Milano‘s next mixtape, Alpha Romeo, which is dropping in the near future. Also finally got to interview the man recently, so look-out for the interview here in the next couple of weeks.



Ghostface Killah feat. Masta Killa, U-God, Killa Sin and INS Deck – Murder Spree [Apollo Brown Remix]

From the limited-edition tape version of 12 Reasons To Die, which is available when you buy the LP or CD at a bricks and mortar spot.



NORE feat. Tragedy and Havoc – Camouflage Unicorns

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Best song name ever? NORE and the Intelligent Hoodlum re-connect like Voltron. Bonus points for the Akinyele mention. Student of the Game drops next week.



Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge feat. Inspectah Deck, U​-​God, Masta Killa and Killa Sin – Murder Spree

Here’s a preview of the 12 Reasons To Die comic and another track from the album. There are a bunch of different limited-edition sets for the album, featuring all kind of RAERness over at Get On Down. Hopefully the Apollo Brown remix tape will be available separately in the future.