Showbiz & AG feat. Diamond D and Lord Finesse – Diggin’ In the Crates [DJ Premier Remix]
Here’s the CDQ of the latest leak from the DITC Remix Project, due 7 May via Slice of Spice. Shouts to the official DITC site for the audio.
Video: The Legion – Stereo
Chucky Smash, Cee-Low and Molecules keep it moving with this Buckwild produced single from their The Lost Tapes LP due 20 May on Ill Adrenaline.
Video: Diamond D feat. Pharoahe Monch – Rap Life
First single from Diamond D‘s The Diam Piece LP finds Monch kicking that good old rappity rap shit.
Photo: Showbiz Lamping, Before Rap
So much greatness going on in this pic. Discuss amongst yourselves.
Video: BIGREC – Bullseye
The clip for Diamond D‘s newest protege. I’ll always have a lotta luh for guitar loops like this…
Diamond D Reveals The Diam Piece Album Cover Art
Diamond just threw me the artwork for his next LP, which is due to drop in April and has a number of features from big name rapper dudes, the one that I’m the most excited about being Black Rob…
Diamond D – The Unkut Interview
Growing up in Forest Projects in the South Bronx, DJ Diamond D embarked on a career as a local DJ before teaming-up with childhood friend Master Rob to form the Ultimate Force crew and release the “I’m Not Playing” single on Strong City. Following on from yesterdays detailed breakdown of his first solo album, we discussed his formative years as a music fan, his loyalty to those he grew-up with and some of his lesser known musical contributions beyond his work with the D.I.T.C. crew.
Robbie: How old were you when you first deejayed publicly?
Diamond D: First time I deejayed in public I was around 13, 14 in my projects at the jams outside. There were two DJ’s in my neighborhood – DJ Supreme and DJ Hutch. They would come outside and basically provide the soundtrack to our lives, through hip-hop. At some point, from me pestering them, they let me get on their set. To me that was the biggest deal, to be able to get on the turntables in your projects and feel the love of the people that were in the projects, basically.
BIGREC – Bullseye
This new Diamond D beat is serious. I thought that the rapper might have been that Big Red kid he used to work with but it’s a different dude.
Video: Money Boss Inc. – Blam Blam
Even though this P Brothers song dropped in 2006, it’s still great enough to warrant a video eight years later. Also note that Eddie Cheeba and Trey Bag have changed their name back from Boss Money Gangsters to Money Boss Inc. and have removed the outro and all references to Nottingham in this version.
Video: Doo Wop and The Bounce Squad feat. Snaggapuss – When The Fuck Is NY Gonna Sound Like NY
Doo Wop has never been one to hold his tongue for no one, and vents on all these trying to appeal to multpile demographics rapper dudes outchea.
Video: $amhill – Changed Man
New visuals for a cut from The Preface EP. Directed by DJ Malor & $amhill, beat courtesy of Dave Dar.
Doo Wop – Halloween Candy 2013 Mixtape
Doo Wop brings a new party tape to get dressed-up as Macklemore or your favorite Pokemon to. Might I suggest attending any festivities as Travis Bickell and Betsy on that ill-fated first date steez?
Minnesota – Modus Operandi
Some 2009 Bronx shit just for the fuck of it. “If ya doin’ rap music, ya doin’ Bronx music”.
Boogie Down Productions – Duck Down [Alternative Version]
More BDP action with this vinyl rip from Rob Pursey of Southern Hospitality. Apparently the UK pressing of the “Duck Down” 12″ features an alternative version of the Pal Joey produced track, despite being labeled as the “LP Version”. Sporting a looser deliver from KRS, an extra bassline and an extra verse going at X-Clan, which would later end-up as part of “Build and Destroy”, from the same LP. Was there some kind of fuck up and an early demo version of “Duck Down” was pressed up for the British audience, or did the Jive UK office just prefer this version? Regardless, it’s more greatness from the third best BDP album, and therefore essential listening.
KRS-One – Criminal Minded Practice Sessions
Wednesday October 23rd 2013,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers
,Great Moments In Rap
,In Search Of...
,In The Trenches
,Is It Live Or Is It Memorex?
,The 80's Files
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
Holy shit…Kenny Parker finally got around to ripping some of those old tapes of KRS-One rapping over breakbeats courtesy of DJ Scott La Rock and Kool DJ Red Alert , as he told us about back in 2006. While there was no sign of the one with the dog barking over Kris’ verse, there’s an incredible ‘La Di Da Di’ style track which I’ve never heard before that will make your year. Shouts out to the Frozen Files crew over at East Village Radio for making this happen.
Video: Sadat X – We In New York
The Great Dot X can’t stop, won’t stop. From the forthcoming New York: Never Left LP.
Video: Molecules and Showbiz – Revenge
This vintage Japanese-only D.I.T.C. exclusive from ’95 finally gets a video and vinyl release as part of The Legion‘s Lost Tapes EP on Ill Adrenaline records.
$amhill – My Fate [Remix]
The $amhill album has been delayed on some behind-the-scenes shit, so here’s something new from the Bronx Bomber to hold you over. Produced by RTNC.
Download: Fat Joe – The Darkside 3 Mixtape
Fat Joe Da Gangsta is “back in town” with a mixtape featuring Diamond D, Premier, Action Bronson, 9th Wonder, Cool and Dre and more.
Fat Joe feat. Action Bronson – Your Honor
I’m 99% sure I’ve this Bronson verse on something else, but it’s always good to hear Fat Joe doing his token couple of CRC songs in between sporting his own version of Pitbull‘s Magical White Suit. Beat courtesy of DJ Premier.