DJ JS-1 feat. AG, Sadat X & Neek the Exotic – Sample Abusers
Here’s the premiere of the new DJ JS-1 track which makes clever use of a Larry David quote to form the hook. Why has it taken this long to incorporate the genius of Curb into rap songs? Talk about a sure-fire way to gain instant Conservative Rap Coalition approval! Taken from JS-1’s latest LP, It Is What It Isn’t, which is now available from UGHH.
Tragedy Khadafi – Free Thinkers 2
New Trag track, taken from off Pre-Magnum Opus dropping Nov 24th. Produced by Audible Doctor.
Download: The Dr. Butcher Production Collection
Dr. Butcher, who you may remember as the guy who did all the scratching on Kool G Rap‘s second album (as well as rapping at the end of ‘Jive Talk’), has also contributed a number of wonderfully brooding soundtracks for MF Grimm, Akinyele and G Rap to unleash speech over. Here are fifteen of my favorites.
Download: The Dr. Butcher Production Collection
Video: Tragedy, Cormega and Royal Flush Live At Webster Hall
Lat night’s Saigon and Illa Ghee show was apparently this is the first time that ‘They Forced My Hand’ has been performed live.
Capone-N-Noreaga feat. Nature and Cormega – Rap Rushmore
That cover is priceless. Hazardis Soundz on the beat.
Spotted at Nah Right.
Video: Psycho Les feat. Royal Flush, Tragedy Khadafi and Illa Ghee – Thunder Bells Teaser
This is the definition of Conservative Rap Coalition-approved rap. All four of these gentlemen do themselves proud with their vocal performances here.
Video: Action Bronson – Easy Rider
“I heard your bitch still wears Ecko.” Good to see Action putting that VICE paper to good use.
Challace feat. Boldy James and Big Noyd – Let You Go
Killa Kidz graduate Challace enlists Bold-Faced James and Rapper Noyd for this cut from the forthcoming Paybakzdagetbak mixtape, produced by King Benny.
Video: Meyhem Lauren and Buckwild – Silk Shirts and Yellow Gold
Laurenovich unleashes a video for his project with Buckwild, which you can now cop on double vinyl. Directed by Oz Perla.
Video: Tragedy Khadafi feat. Starvin B and Royal Flush – Lazarus Pit
This ticks all the boxes for CRC approval:
– Trag and Royal Flush raps
– Non-progressive lyrical content
– Low budget video
– Classic loop
Video: Big Twins and Pryvet Peepsho – Complex
Big Twins Gambino gets his Google on while discussing the ups and downs of the Mobb Deep and Infamous Mobb fall-outs. Produced by Tony AG.
Video: J-Love – The Fakeness
The lesson from this video? Never to get J-Love to sign your CD’s…
Video: Ruc Da Jackel feat. Blaq Poet – Catch Your Drift
New clip from former Killa Kid Ruc Da Jackel as he recruits QB legend Blaq Poet to bless the booth.
Meyhem Lauren – Silk Pyramids Album Review
Meyhem has just delivered the first of several collaborative projects with a single producer (next up is his DJ Muggs project), which thankfully proves to be a trimmed-down affair in light of his “everything and the kitchen sink” debut album, Self Induced Illness. His following two projects benefited from more focus, and having Buckwild at the helm for the whole of Silk Pyramids certainly pays off.
Meyhem Lauren and Buckwild – Q.U. Cartilage
More Silk Pyramids action. Seems like a missed opportunity that this project wasn’t called Buck Lauren though.
Killa Sha – My Environment
This is the second release from The Shepard LP, produced by Ju Ju of The Beatnuts. Grab it over at iTunes if you want that official tissue.
Video: Mobb Deep feat. Big Noyd – Itinerary
Second release from DJ Jean Maron‘s True School project reunites Hav and P with Rapper Noyd.
Shabaam Sahdeeq feat. Tragedy Khadafi – OG Certified
Sahdeeq and Khadafi unleash that gutter speech over a sublime Lewis Parker track and some cuts from DJ Ready Cee. Taken from the Keepers of the Lost Art LP, available now through Below System.
Meyhem Lauren and Buckwild – Silk Shirts and Yellow Gold
Laurenovich and Buckwild preview a cut from the Silk Pyramids LP, dropping 24 May on Thrice Great Records.
Pharoahe Monch feat. DJ Revolution – Get Down
Here’s a Monch/M-Phazes/DJ Revolution cut from the tenth anniversary Coalmine Records Unearthed LP, due 13 May, which is better than 85% of the new Pharoahe LP.
Video: Royal Flush feat. Nutso – Flushtown
Another single from the Grand Capo LP, with Grand Papa Tre on the beat and DJ Modesty on the cuts.
Ruc Da Jackel aka Mr. QB – The Unkut Interview
Following the Foul Monday interview, fellow Killa Kidz member Ruc Da Jackel reached out to tell his story. Having been in the game since the age of twelve, Mr. QB has worked with Killa Sha, Nas and Ron Artest, and is currently preparing his debut solo album, I Am Queensbridge and just launched his I Am QB clothing line.
Robbie: What got you started in the rap game?
Ruc Da Jackel: It was just the element of Queensbridge. It’s always been around us, rap music has always been a part of our community. Having all them influences of hip-hop around me had me making raps up, banging on the lunchroom table. From there, just kept going.
Big Twins feat. XP – Something Real
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.