The Faculty feat. Da Bounce Squad – The Cook Up
Tuesday August 21st 2012,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Newest Latest,Steady Bootleggin',Uptown Kicking It
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The Faculty enlist Da Bounce Squad for some old fashioned Bronx Bomber action, taken from the Hard Lessons album, available through iTunes.



Video: DJ Doo Wop Freestyle @ Ted Smooth’s Old School Jam in Harlem
Monday August 13th 2012,
Filed under: Uptown Kicking It,Video Clips
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“After niggas cut Biz Mark’s face I kept a couple of box cutters in the bottom of my crate”

^ Say word?

The Bouncemaster goes in at Ted Smooth‘s latest old school jam in Harlem.



Pete Rock and Smif-N-Wessun feat. Black Rob – (I’m A) Stand Up Guy

On first listen, the beats on this album sound like ‘meh’. Colour me unsurprised.


Pete Rock and Smif-N-Wessun feat. Black Rob – ‘(I’m A) Stand Up Guy’



Download: Doo Wop & The Bounce Squad – It’s Always Sunny In New York City Mixtape
Thursday June 02nd 2011,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Mix Tapes,Steady Bootleggin',Uptown Kicking It
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Here’s a collection of the previously released Bounce Squad joints from Doo Wop and Snaggapuss plus a bunch of quality guests, with a few new bits and pieces for good measure.

Doo Wop & The Bounce Squad – It’s Always Sunny In New York City

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Bounce Squad feat. Black Rob – Live At The State Building

Doo Wop & Snaggapuss recruit B.R. to unleash speech over the classic ‘J.Beez Comin’ Through’ instro.


Bounce Squad feat. Black Rob – ‘Live At The State Building’



Will Vill – Operation Reacquisition
Wednesday March 02nd 2011,
Filed under: Newest Latest,Steady Bootleggin',Uptown Kicking It
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New Will Vill, produced by Chaze from Grim Team.

Will Vill – ‘Operation Reacquisition’



New Big L Album Due In November
Wednesday October 13th 2010,
Filed under: Announcements,Great Moments In Rap,Rest In Peace,Uptown Kicking It
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A new collection of unreleased Big L material, titled Return of the Devil’s Son, is due next month:

‘This album is supported 100% by the Big L family.” Said Big L’s older brother Donald Phinazee “I’ve been talking about this album for the last six years and it means everything to me. This is an original Big L album and I’m excited to put my brother out. This album will show where he should have been and where he was about to go. It’s going on 12 years since he’s been gone. He would have been that one; this project will show where he should have been at’.

Return of the Devil’s Son on Distrolord/SMC Recordings will be available online and in stores November 23, 2010.

Track listing:
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Download: Smiley The Ghetto Child – Rap CPR Mixtape

No leaks, no bullshit. Just 51 minutes of Bronx-bred hardcore rap from Smiley The Ghetto Child over beats from Chaze, DJ Premier, Ski Beatz, E-Blaze and more. Hosted by DJ Doo Wop, where else but Unkut Dot Com are you going to catch this first?

Download: Smiley The Ghetto Child – Rap CPR Mixtape

Streaming: Smiley The Ghetto Child – Rap CPR Mixtape

Track listing:
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Video: DZILLA feat. The Diaz Brothers – I Told Y’All

Old school cameo alert!



Doo Wop & T.O.N.Y. – We Got Gunz (Solar Diss)

I heard a snippet of this last night so I had to hit Doo Wop for the full version. As you might remember, Wop was GURU’s show DJ for a few tours, so had first-hand experience with the fuckery surrounding Solar, and on this song he let’s us know the science on this snake in no uncertain terms over the classic Gangstarr beat. He’s joined by T.O.N.Y. from Minnesota, “who actually sparked the idea”, according to the Bounce Master. I’ve got a feeling we’ll be hearing some more tracks with this theme in the near future…


Doo Wop & T.O.N.Y. – ‘We Got Gunz’ [Solar Diss]



Mixtape: DJ Ron G – Mix #9


Ron G & Apache

I don’t mess with modern R&B but how can you front on the way that The Youngest In Charge did it back then? Anyone can make blends and mash-ups these days thanks to the wonders of software, but what’s fucking with what dude was doing with two turntables, a mic and a four track? Not a cot-damn thing, that’s what.

DJ Ron G – Mix #9

Respect due to whoever uploaded this…



Black Rob – In The Building
Wednesday December 16th 2009,
Filed under: Steady Bootleggin',Uptown Kicking It
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More vintage Banco off the Bet On Black tape.


Black Rob-‘In The Building’



Video: The Faculty – Yes You May [Remix] Tribute
Wednesday November 25th 2009,
Filed under: Rest In Peace,Uptown Kicking It,Video Clips
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Thanks to DJ Mike Nice for putting me onto this.



Six Black Rob Cameos

Winding-up our week of Robbie O coverage, here are some of his finest features on other people’s records…
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Five Black Rob Videos
Wednesday July 29th 2009,
Filed under: Black Rob Week,Not Your Average,Uptown Kicking It,Video Clips
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Pretty standard stuff, although the ‘Whoa’ video is always worth a shot. Who’s idea was that Red Baron hat though?

‘You Don’t Know Me’
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Black Rob & Shyne on Stretch Armstrong’s XL Radio (Sept. 24, 2000)

Black Rob Week continues with B.R. and Shyne going in on Stretch’s old Hot 97 show, before they both got sent off for separate up north trips.


Black Rob & Shyne on Stretch Armstrong’s XL Radio (Sept. 24, 2000)



Six Lost Black Rob Joints

As the man himself once said, “Your arms too short to box with Rob”. Fresh back from another “vacation”, B.R. just hit us with a new one, so it seemed the perfect opportunity to dip back into his extensive catalog of mixtape/unreleased burners.
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Michael Jackson – Remember The Time (Ron G Blend)


Actually from Tape #7, but what can you do…

What better way to pay respect to the King of Pop than these two gems…one of the most inspired blends ever courtesy of mixtape royalty Ron G, and an album of dope Jackson 5 chops from The Are


Michael Jackson – Remember The Time (Ron G Blend)

The Are – Dem Damb Jacksons

For a great list of written tributes, Rafi’s on the case.



Video: Nas Vs. Biggie – The Battle That Never Happened

Uptown tape king DJ Doo Wop threw me this exclusive blend video he made, which answers the question – What if Nas and Biggie had gone at each other on the same stage, verse for verse? Here’s how it might have gone down…

Who Would Have Won A Face-To-Face Battle Between Biggie and Nas?

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Five Recent Songs That Don’t Suck

Every now and then, new stuff comes out that I don’t hate. These are some of those moments…

Delta feat. Milano – ‘Mean’

Adelaide, Australia meets Uptown, NYC. Taken from The Second Story, out now.

FT – ‘I’m Back’

Black Milk on the beats for this entry from the Purple Pain mixtape.

Nutrageous – ‘Cruisin’ In NYC’

French Scottish producer Jay Large laces Flushing’s Nut. From The Red Zone EP.

El Michels Affair – ‘Shimmy Shimmy Ya’

Live remakes of Wu-Tang classics? Approved!

Freestyle Professors – ‘Grit Dat Grime’

The latest installment from these Bronx Bombers, taken from the Confuse A Few EP (limited edition vinyl).



Five Cheap-Ass Videos
Friday April 24th 2009,
Filed under: Not Your Average,Uptown Kicking It,Video Clips
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Hip-hop was never a great medium for video clips, and considering that most of those shot before 1995 cost less to make than a Happy Meal, there have been some shockers. Now that major labels are pretty much dead, it looks like we’re returning to that low budget style, which is good in that it requires more creativity, but most of the time it just comes of cheesy. Here are five prime offenders:
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Milano – Drama
Sunday December 28th 2008,
Filed under: Crates,Steady Bootleggin',Uptown Kicking It
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Lord Finesse on the beat for this vaulted Constantine action. From the DITC Rare & Unreleased CD.

Milano – ‘Drama’



Nature feat. Doo-Wop and Scram Jones – Flashback Freestyle
Sunday November 16th 2008,
Filed under: Killa Queens,Steady Bootleggin',Uptown Kicking It
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Nature feat. Doo-Wop and Scram Jones – ‘Flashback Freestyle’

Any song with Doo-Wop rhyming gets a co-sign from me.



Milano – New York City
Friday September 19th 2008,
Filed under: Newest Latest,Promos & Exclusives,Steady Bootleggin',Uptown Kicking It
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Milano – ‘New York City’

Taken from Sidewalk Stories, due out next month.



Face-Off: Milano V. GZA

In a classic case of great minds producers thinking alike, both the RZA and the P Brothers have just dropped new tracks flipping one of my all-time favorite breaks, featuring none-other than the legendary Genius and the mighty Milano, respectively. Both tracks win, but I’d be interested to hear which one you think has the edge over the other…

P Brothers feat. Milano – ‘Digital B-Boy’

GZA feat. RZA & Khan Acito – ‘Life Is A Movie’

Who Rocked The Break Better?

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P Brothers – The Gas out around September 22.

GZA/Genius – Pro Tools drops August 13.