Big Twins feat. XP – Something Real
Wednesday April 09th 2014,
Filed under: Hoody Rap Ain't Dead,Killa Queens,Sid Roams Special,Steady Bootleggin'
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Big Twins and Sid Roams re-united! Could this mean that The Project Kid, Vol. 2 is going to happen one day? Either way, more of this please.



McGruff feat. Mob Style, Loon and Meebo – Bow Down

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Following the mixed blessings that were McGruff‘s deal with Uptown, where Heavy D tried to Sean “Puffy” Combs’ Herb’s sound for something smoother, with decidedly mixed results, the Crime Dog took it back the gutter with this self-released 1998 single featuring the mighty Mob Style, Loon and Meebo over a gritty piano loop. “They thought it was over? Own label!”



Wu-Tang Clan – Keep Watch

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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.



Big Noyd – The Unkut Interview

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The longest serving member of the Mobb Deep crew not named Havoc or Prodigy is Big Noyd, who was along for the ride through all of the highs and lows that the music industry had to throw at them, as well as surviving his fair share of challenging experiences as a soloist. Currently living in North Carolina, Rapper Noyd is currently working on his fourth official solo album with his old QB buddy Ron Artest aka Metta World Peace, and he took some time out to speak in detail about his long career in the rap game.

Robbie: How did it all start for you?

Big Noyd: We all were friends first, before rap. I used to be up in Queensbridge, then I moved to Brooklyn to stay with my aunts for a couple of years. Before I left, we used to listen to rap but we wasn’t really doing it. When I came back to visit on the weekend, Scarface Twin [Gambino] was like, “Yo, Havoc and Prodigy are in the studio. They signed with 4th & Broadway and they working on a rap album.” I was like, “Get the fuck outta here! Wow…cool.” I went there just to hang out in the studio and they were working on “Stomp ‘Em Out” and I was rhyming in there, I liked the beat. I was just doing what I liked to do, my own little rhyme, and then they heard it and they were like, “Yo, repeat that rhyme again! That’s perfect for this song we working on.” I was like, “Well if anything I’ll write a new verse.” Cos this verse was on something I was working on just for myself at the time – no record companies or anything like that – I had to be about fourteen years old. They were like, “Can you write another one? It won’t take that much time?” I write faster now, but back then it took me about an hour. I laid down the sixteen bars and it was perfect – history begin.
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Video: BIGREC – Bullseye
Monday March 17th 2014,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Hoody Rap Ain't Dead,Speaker Smashers,Video Clips
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The clip for Diamond D‘s newest protege. I’ll always have a lotta luh for guitar loops like this…



Download: J-Ronin – Freestyle Files, Vol. 2

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J-Ronin brings you 48 freestyles jammed onto one tape with the second installment of his Freestyle Files series, featuring such CRC favorites as Sadat X, Tragedy and Lil’ Fame among it’s extensive cast.

Download: J-Ronin – Freestyle Files, Vol. 2

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Download: Debonair P – Debonair Blends 10

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Feel like taking a trip back to the mid 90′s? Debonair P has you covered:

“It’s been a little while since I uploaded a mix – I recorded this one in 2012, released it on CD last year, and finally got around to uploading it. This mix features 67 tracks, mainly from ’95-’97, and as usual hopefully there is something you haven’t heard before. Enjoy!”

Download: Debonair P – Debonair Blends 10

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Video: Greyson & Jasun – Livin’ Like A Troopa [1991]

After having this Vance Wright produced gem on repeat for the last few days after being reunited with my records, I stumbled across the video today. Two things worth noting – Greyson and Jaysun might have sold more records if they’d shot a cover photo dressed like this instead of the whole “suits in an abandoned bath house” look they went with, and this is still the finest use of “The Big Payback” loop ever used in rap, thanks to the slight pitch distortion effect, which I’m sure was the result of something messing up in the studio for brilliant results along the lines of the “Top Billin’” drum pattern.



Video: Prodigy and Alchemist – IMDKV
Monday February 03rd 2014,
Filed under: Alan The Chemist,Hoody Rap Ain't Dead,Killa Queens,Video Clips
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Spiked Bat P delivers the official video for my pick from the Albert Einstein LP. Not quite on the level of the Unkut TV version in Prospect Park, but what can do?



Video: DJ Skizz feat. Big Twins – Poison

Everyone’s favorite gravel-voiced QB trooper heads to LA for the clip from this stand-out last year’s BQE album from DJ Skizz.



LEX feat. Timeless Truth – Straight Queens Action

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Unkut regular LEX connects with Timeless Truth for this new cut from his H.A.S.H?!: How About Some Hardcore?! album due next month.



Sean Price – I Shot Tha

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A little somethin’ somethin’ from Domingo‘s extensive vaults – Sean P‘s take on the Bob Marley/Eric Clapton/EPMD standard “I Shot The Sheriff”. The first verse was eventually used for “Mark My Words” but the rest of it sounds unfamiliar.



Download: The Alchemist x Agallah – The Past and Present Album

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Set off 2014 correctly with this new collection of old and new ALC/Crookie Monster tracks for your Benzi box.

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The LOX – Nostalgia Freestyle

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“Everybody skateborders, I’m about to explode!” BURN.

Yonker’s finest give Pusha-T‘s beat a touch-up, which a darn sight more enjoyable than their redundant remake of Brand Nubian‘s “Love Me Or Leave Me Alone” on the new iTunes EP.



Troy Ave feat. Styles P – Do It

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Troy Ave and Styles P rock over a horn break originally used on Superlover Cee and Casanova Rudd‘s “Girls I Got ‘Em Locked”.

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