Run Ya Garments: New Unkut/CRC gear available
Enjoyed the abrasive, non-progressive rap sounds of the Counterstrike 2 mixtape and want a copy on CD for the shelf/car/boom box? Well fret no longer sports fans, as you can cop a jewel cased edition of it when you purchase a Conservative Rap Coalition polo, t-shirt or windcheater over at the all new Unkut/CRC Garment Renaissance store. We’re also offering free shipping worldwide, which means that all you non-collar sporting types can finally rep the mighty CRC like a trooper.
Doo Wop & Don Blaq – Gotti and Preme
These Wop and Blaq leaks are sounding effin’ great, as they bring it over Onyx‘s “Last Dayz” instrumental.
Illa Ghee feat. Sean Price – Speak To ‘Em
Another cut from Illa Ghee‘s Social Graffiti LP, which drops 8 July. Look out for my interview with Ghee next week.
Pre-Order: Brian Coleman – Check The Technique Volume 2 Book
The third book in Brian Coleman‘s Rakim Told Me series is dropping in October, and by all accounts Brian has stepped up his game even further on this volume. Covering the stories behind the creation of another 25 important hip-hop albums, the book ships with a special 7″ single of Smif ‘N Wessun‘s “Home Sweet Home” if you pre-order through Get On Down.
In the meantime, check the chapter list below and head over to Mr. Coleman’s Medium site to preview a couple of chapters.
Full chapters list of Check the Technique Volume 2: More Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies:
Apollo Brown feat. Roc Marciano – Shotguns In Hell
This is the other Marcy feature from Apollo Brown‘s Thirty Eight LP.
Download: Counterstrike 2 – A Decade of Unkut Mixtape
To celebrate ten years of cold gettin’ dumb on you crumbs, Unkut Dot Com is proud to present over 50 minutes of new, exclusive Conservative Rap Coalition approved rap, plus a few bonus snippets from some of my favourite interview moments. With contributions from veterans such as Grand Daddy IU, Chubb Rock and Craig G, as well as new favourites like Willie The Kid, Him-Lo and Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire. With original beats from producers such as K-Def, Ahmed, Marco Polo and Confidence, this mixtape also brings the first new material from K-Otix and Real Live (K-Def and Larry-O) in years. Counterstrike 2 has been mixed by Crate Cartel‘s Discourse, with the artwork designed by Flick of BURN Crew.
Download: Counterstrike 2 – A Decade of Unkut Mixtape
Free CD version now available with every purchase of our new range of t-shirts and crewneck sweaters.
You can still grab 2010′s Counterstrike from here, by the way,
Back cover/track listing:
Stream: Big Rec – Doomsday Album [Produced by Diamond D]
Check the debut LP from new Diamond D discovery Big Rec from Oklahoma, produced entirely by the “Best Producer On The Mic” himself. Stand-out for me was the “NO 2 NC” which flips the same loop that Godfather Don used on “Seeds of Hate.” Cop it over at iTunes.
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.
Domingo feat. M.O.P and GP100 – We Put It Down
No idea who GP100 is but there’s never a bad time for a new Mash Out Posse appearance. Taken from Domingo‘s forthcoming Same Game, Different Rules LP.
$amhill – Hustler’s Holiday
Another loosie from Bronx bomber $amhill, Jean Duvall on the beat.
Stream: Chairman Mao’s Across 135th Street – Enjoy Rap Music (And Beats)
The Chairman has a new radio show for Red Bull Music Academy, where he drops some musical gems that slipped under my CRC rap radar.
DJ King Shameek – The Unkut Interview
Having returned to the music game five years ago after an extended hiatus, DJ King Shameek is back rocking clubs on a regular basis in New Jersey and beyond, but you most likely first saw him do his thing with Twin Hype for their dance floor classic “Do It To The Crowd.” Shameek took some time out of his schedule to talk about his roots as a DJ and early production techniques, King Sun vs. Ice Cube and his involvement with the mysterious diss record “The Truth” in 1999, which may have inspired 50 Cent‘s “How To Rob.”
Robbie: What made you want to take deejaying seriously?
DJ King Shameek: I was living in California at the time – I’m originally from New Jersey – but my uncle was at a legendary club in Newark, NJ called The Zanibar, so every time he used to come to California he would always bring a couple of records and give me some stuff, and I would see photographs of him deejaying. That’s when I really started trying to persue it a little more, get turntables and stuff like that. This is when they didn’t even have a mixer with a cross-fader yet. I was getting these microphone mixers that just had the faders up and down, so I would just sit there with a left and a right, putting one up and then putting the other one down! It was hilarious if you think about it now. I was always collecting records and I inherited records from my parents – they brought me up on a lotta Motown stuff and some Spanish stuff here and there. I was preparing myself in my adolescent years, toying around with my father’s record player, trying to scratch on them! [laughs] I would try to do that when he wasn’t watching. I ended up leaving California in ’87. Before that I was just doing a few gigs by being featured here and there, it wasn’t until I came here that I started producing and deejaying professionally.
Video: 45 King Plays His Demo Beats on 45
Pretty much self-explanatory, from a series of twelve 7 inch singles that will be released over two months. Note the 45 King slip mats courtesy of BBP.
Stream: Lord Finesse – The SP-1200 Project Samplers
For fans of 90′s era Lord Finesse beats (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) the Slice of Spice crew have compiled a vinyl package to “keep the crowd listening.”
Finesse dug deep into his floppy disk and DAT tape archives to help bring us a monster 25 tracks of unreleased and previously unavailable SP1200 heat. After Finesse hooked-up the E-mu Systems SP1200 and Akai S950 to transfer and sequence these tracks, we had Eddie Sancho mix then, and Tony Dawsey master them.
You can pre-order here.
Below are the samplers from the various volumes, plus three full-length tracks as downloads:
Ka feat. Roc Marciano – Fall Of The Bronze [New Iron]
Ka just dropped a new EP with Preservation titled 1200 B.C., which you can cop for $5 here. It previews a new Metal Clergy track with Roc Marciano, which fades out halfway so we can assume that the full version is being saved for the next project.
Mikey D and Devastating Tito – Got’m Say’n Hey [Produced by Large Professor]
Mikey D and Devastating Tito [Fearless Four] have just teamed-up over a catchy Large Pro production for some of that good old back-and-forth rhyme routine action.
Mikey D and Tito also kicked some rhymes for 45 King‘s Making The Beat show the other week:
Announcement: Counterstrike 2 – A Decade of Unkut Mixtape
To celebrate ten years of Unkut Dot Com, I reached out to a number of rappers and producers that I fux with to lace me with an exclusive for the sequel to 2010′s Counterstrike tape. With the help of Discourse from Crate Cartel on the mix, the finished 50 minute mixtape is finally ready to drop next week.
In other news, the official Conservative Rap Coalition HQ site is also ready to preview.
Counterstrike 2 – A Decade of Dope track listing:
AWAR feat. Roc Marciano – Broad Daylight
Tales of ill-gotten gains over a Vanderslice and Green Steez soundtrack.