Alchemix – The Unkut Remix [Minus Actual Mixing]
After checking out the Up North Trips mix with their picks for the best Alan The Chemist beats from the past ten years, I couldn’t resist responding with my own personal selections from the past decade of work from the house of ALC.
Update: Mixed version can be found here, thanks to United Crates.
Stream: Alchemix – 10 Years of Alchemist (2004-2014)
Can’t say I agree with all of these choices but this is a great mix regardless. Might have to compile my own list in response…
Ev Boogie sez:
Today marks the 10th Anniversary of Alchemist’s debut solo, 1st Infantry. To celebrate A-L-C’s decade of dope, we put together ten years worth of Alc bangers, from 2004- 20134. For each year, we picked one of our favorite Alc joints (not easy to do) and put together our own, Alchemix. Mixed by United Crates.
The Combat Jack Show – The Freddie Foxxx Episode
Freddie Foxxx chops it up with Combat Jack, recalling the story about his battle against Kane that he shared with Unkut back in 2009 and some stories about his days rolling with Eric B.
Download: Fat Lace Show 009
Missed this when it dropped last month, but nevertheless this is an essential mix of obscure 80′s and 90′s rap courtesy of Drew Huge and Dan Large.
The Combat Jack Show: The D-Nice Episode
“D-Nice, the beatbox/I only wear Nikes not Adidas or Reeboks!” Grab a bottle, this oughta be good…
Who is more Renaissance Man than Mr. Derrick Jones? The Human TR-808 gives his most descriptive interview ever. He walks us step by step to the moment of Scott La Rock’s death, and how it affected his relationship with KRS-One. He shares how, after he blew up as a solo artist, everything dried up and he became homeless, broke and depressed. Then rebirth. Web designer, photography, one of the world’s preeminent DJ’s. From peddling drugs to DJing for the President. We’ve heard many stories about one’s journey from the bottom to the top, but if this one doesn’t inspire you, you’re already dead. I know ya’ll keep telling us weekly how the latest episode be your top 5. You need to readjust that list again.
Download: #Illmatic20 (Tribute Mixtape)
Rap Bloggah Gahds connect like Voltron to give you a new spin on all this Illmatic nostalgia. I recommend the Timeless Truth and Mr. Motherfuckin eXquire tracks in particular.
Video: 45 King – Making The Beat Show feat. Lakim Shabazz and Chill Rob G
45 King and Double J host two of their fellow original Flavor Unit legends for a landmark new episode, which features some dope new rhymes from both the guests.
Is This The Lowest Point In Dipset History?
Miss Info (aka Queen of the Rap Internets) reported on this basketball game between members of The Diplomats and some of the roster of Fool’s Gold Records. This isn’t exactly surprising considering that Cam’Ron and A-Trak are recording a project together (not to mention that A-Trak’s song with JR Writer, Hell Rell, & 40 Cal in 2007 wasn’t too shabby at all), but the idea of the former Kufi Slapper Jim Jones sharing the court with the likes of Nick Catchdubs is the rap equivalent of finding out that there’s no Easter Bunny or that Kanye didn’t write “Jesus Walks.”
Spotted: Brief Breakdown Of All The Black Lives Sean Combs Has Destroyed
The homie Cole James Cash just put me onto this thread over at The Coli, where dude by the name of gator_king reminds of us of Puffy’s numerous crimes against humanity:
The Combat Jack Show: The Jessica Rosenblum Episode
Dallas talks Pologate, and the crew chop it up with legendary rap party promoter Jessica Rosenblum.
Video: Him-Lo – Sneakers
First drop from The Combat Jack Show presents… Foamposites and Fingergunns mixtape, for those of you still young enough to wear athletic shoes.
These Professional Rap Ghostwriters Will Destroy Us All, Or So They Claim
It’s recently come to my attention that a new thirst bucket company by the name of Precision Writtens is outchea harassing every second rapper on the internets to employ their services to create the ultimate rapper dude by committee. Here’s the approach they took when they pitched their “services” to $amhill:
PW Talent Agent, Tyrone Bowman: “Ive been listening to a few of your tracks and think you got a tight sound. I’m with Precision Writtens and we write very intricate rap verses for artists. You can listen to some sample verses on our website to get a sense of what we mean by intricate. I know we can help you blow up big, easy. Take a look and let us know what you think fam. Peace”
Re-Up: Counterstrike – The Unkut Mixtape Hosted By DJ Doo Wop
Just realized that the link for this was dead so the ten year anniversary of Unkut seems like a good time to re-up this 2010 release that I put together with strictly exclusive CRC-style tracks. Might be time for a part two come to think of it…
Download or stream almost an hour of non-progressive rap below.
Download: Counterstrike – The Unkut Mixtape Hosted By DJ Doo Wop
Video: The Sesame Street Gang Perform The Symphony
I would have cast Kane as The Count personally, but otherwise this is good times.
Conservative Rap Coalition Polo Re-Up
CRC VP richdirection.
As part of Unkut Dot Com’s 10th anniversary celebrations and due to a number of requests, we’ve decided to do a small re-up on the world famous Conservative Rap Coalition polo shirts for $50 each, which is a saving of $5 from the original price. For those of you who fux with Unkut but don’t mess with collars, there will be a range of t-shirts available later this year, but for everybody else, this is a second chance to rep some official rap blog martorial elegance and be the envy of your friends and foes.
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.