Monthly Archives: September 2010
Young Jeezy – The Last Laugh
01 Last Laugh
02 Game Over
03 Handle My Bizness
04 Rap Game
06 Do It Again Ft Slick Pulla & Yo Gotti
07 Trippin Ft Slick Pulla
08 All White Ft Yo Gotti
10 Pressures On
11 Dont Stop Ft Shawty Redd
12 Strip Club Ft Shawty Redd
Cory Mo – Check The Stats (Hosted By DJ Scream)
01. Top Drop Dyne – UGK Feat. Cory Mo
02. Underground Thang – Bun B Feat. Pimp C & Chamillionaire
03. Grain Grippa – Smoot Feat. Chamillionaire & Killa Kyleon
04. Still Gets No Luv – ABN
05. Harry Asshole – UGK Feat. Lil Boosie & Webbie
06. When It Get Gangsta – Geto Boys Feat. Z-Ro
07. She Luv It – UGK Feat. Cory Mo
08. She Luv It (Remix) – UGK Feat. Slim Thug & Killa Kyleon
09. Everybody Wanna Ball – UGK
10. City of the Swang – Bun B Feat. Slim Thug & Mike Jones
11. Slow Down – Pimp C Feat. Cory Mo
12. I Done Did It – Mike Jones Feat. Lil Wayne
13. I Don’t Fuk Wit U – Pimp C Feat. Vicious
14. Eyes On Paper – Z-Ro Feat. Paul Wall
15. Anythang (Remix) – Devin the Dude & Rick James
Rick Ross – Official White Label (Blue Edition)
01 Rick Ross The Summa’s Mine
02 Rick Ross Walking On Water
03 Rick Ross Nasty
04 Rick Ross Bust Back
05 Rick Ross That’s Why We Do It
06 Rick Ross Here We Go
07 Rick Ross G-Code
08 Rick Ross Money In Da Wallz
09 Rick Ross Pledge Allegiance
10 Rick Ross Monster
11 Rick Ross What She Wants
12 Rick Ross Bang Yo City
13 Rick Ross Audio Meth
14 Rick Ross Suicide Doors
15 Rick Ross Hello Good Morning (305 Remix)
16 Rick Ross Grab Yo Ass
17 Rick Ross By My Side
18 Rick Ross Survive
19 Rick Ross Haters Anthem
20 Rick Ross Rap Song
21 Rick Ross Bust Back
22 Rick Ross I Got Work
23 Rick Ross Hotel Suite
24 Rick Ross Veterans Day
Yung Berg – Ground Work
01 – Drinks On Us
02 – Ass On Deck Feat Lil B Too Short
03 – Put It On You Feat Roscoe Dash Dawn Dirty Mone
04 – Shoutout To My Jeweler
05 – Call On Me Feat K-Young K Smith
06 – Getting Money Feat Kid Ink
07 – Counting Paper
08 – Loyalty Remix Feat K Smith
09 – Sex In The City
10 – Money On The Floor Feat Boogz Boogets K Smith
11 – Dont Stop
12 – Love Runaway
13 – Girlfriend
14 – Trippin
15 – I Want You
16 – She The One
17 – Superficial
18 – Lil Freak
19 – Give You Up Feat K-Young
DJ Woogie & DJ Diggz Present A-Mafia – In My Own World
01 – Street Soldiers
02 – A-Mafia Or Die
03 – Run These Streets
04 – Roll It Up
05 – Children Of The Corn
06 – Million Dollar Plans
07 – 100
08 – You In The Way
09 – Hustlin Vet
10 – Big Cat
11 – Switch My Flow Up
12 – Mafia Ties Ft Bigfacehead
13 – Live N Let Die
14 – Flying Cars
AS HE GOES ON…
IS THIS THE LAST WE WILL SEE OF BREEZ EVAHFLOWIN?
RAPPER TO RELEASE FINAL ALBUM, OCTOBER 12, 2010
With his last album receiving rave reviews for the way it dealt with the angst of dealing with personal and artistic transition, Breez Evahflowin’s newest album As He Goes On… set for release on October 12, 2010 reveals the mature MC: relaxed, confident, and wise. If the last album outlined the personal battles facing Breez as an MC, his newest reveals the aftermath. Unpretentious, at peace with his status as a mature artist ready to leave the game, Breez delivers his closing argument. The verdict? As He Goes On… is the last testament of an MC. It’s a title which alludes to the passing of a life.
In an interview with UGSMAG.com Breez acknowledges how he has changed during the course of his career. Coming into the scene as a combative battle rapper, he is leaving it as a songwriter who makes music “from a 38-old, for people in their 30s and maybe people in their 20s who understand what I’m talking about.” If a person’s music reflects their life, then As He Goes On…. reveals the changes of growing older, ultimately opening the door to the final transition. In As He Goes On… Breez steps through that door with no regrets.
Breez addresses his contemplative and final CD to the mature listeners he knows to be out there, and who have followed him through the years. This listener exists on the margins. Ignored by a music industry focused on gimmicky hooks and made up personalities, they find their music in the underground clubs, the pages of myspace, and videos on youtube. This sophisticated audience is perhaps the greatest untapped audience of hip-hop today, and they seek music more in tune with their age and experience. In Sound of My Life Breez speaks to them with clarity,
There will never be another Breez Evah’ nowhere
And there will never be another you
That’s if you keepin’ it true
Right now we dealin’ with some deeper issues
In this age of information, all the secrets is through
And you don’t know me yet
Young cats who show respect
Share it with ya’ peers, ‘cuz this here’s age appropriate
So we don’t forget
What the rhyme and beats is fo’
(The sound of my life got me reminiscing through the radio)
(Got me walkin’ down memory lane, thinkin’ about all the things that I’ve been through….)
Reflective and honest, the songs contained in As He Goes On… do what hip-hop does best: tell a story. It’s the closing chapter to Breez Evahflowin’s unique career. Featuring guest artists such as Rob Swift, Immortal Technique, Homeboy Sandman, and more, As He Goes On… takes one last look at a career defined by battle, but transformed by personal growth. As the MC closes the book, he delivers last rights and imparts the message of an artist at peace with his own successes and failures. His only request? Remember him for his honesty. In a new video interview with Emilio M. Junior on Trendsettin.com Breez revealed his plans to move on to other things:
“I’m feelin’ the weight of responsibility at this point, y’know? It’s not the same that it was before…. For the most part, I make music for myself. And I’ve come to accept that. After a long time I’ve come to realize that…. Ultimately at this point in my life, Breez needs me more than I need Breez. And that’s big, right there for me personally … Just remember my honesty, that’s all I want people to do, and it’s cool.”
Perhaps if someday listeners decide to rise up and demand sophisticated hip-hop for the mature listener, we’ll see Breez make an appearance again. Until that time though, As He Goes On… is likely to be the last we’ll hear of this multifaceted MC. It is a most fitting farewell from an artist who came to his own tested in battle, and who now sets the torch down at peace. Take it for what it is, it might be the last you ever hear. As He Goes On… Available October 12, 2010 in stores, on iTunes & Amazon.com
Title: As He Goes On…
Label: Domination Recording, LLC
Copyright: 2010 Little Ax / Domination Recordings
1. Ageless (feat. Dirt E Dutch)
2. Sound of My Life (feat. Paulie Ethnic)
3. As He Goes On (feat. L.I.F.E. Long, Kid Lucky)
5. The Best (feat. Core Rhythym, Infinito 2017, Freestyle, Rabi Darkside, Homeboy Sandman, Atari Blitzkrieg, Agent 23, Dacapo)
7. Wanted You
8. Uplift (feat. Rob Swift)
9. 30 Minutes (feat. Ria Mate)
10. Pay 2 Live (feat. Shonuff)
13. Dream (feat. Rob Swift)
14. Land of the Gun (feat. Immortal Technique)
15. One Mo Round
Free Download: The Best (Dirt E. Dutch Remix) (feat. Core Rhythym, Infinito 2017, Freestyle, Rabi Darkside, Homeboy Sandman, Atari Blitzkrieg, Agent 23, Dacapo)
All songs mastered by Eric Bassriel of Little Ax media
A founding member of the Stronghold underground rap collective, Breez Evahflowin (born Enrique DaSilva) emerged as a leading force in the New York and national battle rap scenes during the late ’90s, and was crowned the national grand champion of the famed Blaze Battle competition in 1999. During his freestyle rap days, Breez released his own independent solo 12-inch “Forsaken” in 1996, which appeared on the BBE Music compilation Hip-Hop Forever (1998) by DJ/producer Kenny Dope. In the early 2000s, Breez recorded singles for an assortment of different indie labels, including the Boston-based Detonator Records, as well as contributing a slew of guest appearances on records and tours. During his tenure, Breez has worked with several underground rap artists including Vast Aire, Slug, Chali 2na and the Molemen, and released his own solo EP “Fly” on Just Be Records in 2003. Breez Evahflowin’s first proper full-length album “Troublemakers” – a collaboration with producer Dirt E. Dutch – was released on Little Ax Media in 2008, followed by the critically acclaimed “Breez Deez Treez” released on Domination Recordings in 2009.
Little Axe Media
Dirt E. Dutch is a hip hop creator and curator from Connecticut. He is a longtime host and producer for IndieFeed, the oldest and largest music podcast network featured on iTunes. He is also owner of the record label Little Ax, and CT hip hop coalition the Antfarm Affiliates. As a host and producer for IndieFeed, his hip hop show has received over 750 five-star ratings and reviews in the iTunes Store, reaching 500,000 Nielson verified listens per month. The hip hop podcast has maintained a steady ranking in the daily top audio podcasts list in the iTunes podcast directory. In 2008 IndieFeed received a “Best of iTunes” award. In 2007 IndieFeed was the featured in-store music used in Guitar Center retail outlets nationwide. In 2006 IndieFeed was selected as one of eight “Best Online Pick” by Business Week Magazine. As a music producer he released his debut LP with Breez Evahflowin in 2008 entitled Troublemakers, which made it as far as #2 on the CMJ Hip Hop music charts. He has also appeared in and/or co-produced several videos for several artists in collaboration with director Arjen Noordeman of Elasticbrand LLC. The Dutchman’s latest endeavor is Beat Fead, a hip hop instrumentals podcast showcasing the highly talented, rarely accredited producers of the genre.
Produced Entirely By DJ Muggs, “Kill Devil Hills” Features Guest Appearances From B-Real, Raekwon, Sean Price, Everlast, Slaine, Chace Infinite, O.C., Q-Unique, Vinnie Paz & Sick Jacken
DJ Muggs is one of the industries most talented and best known producers. Since Cypress Hill’s formation in 1991, the pioneering rap-rock quartet has come a long way from the streets of South Central L.A. Over the course of its 19-year history, Cypress Hill has sold more than 17 million albums worldwide, including more than 11 million records in the U.S. alone. The group has garnered 15 multi-platinum, platinum and gold certifications from the RIAA; headlined Lollapalooza, Woodstock and the group’s own Smokin’ Grooves tour, appeared on “Saturday Night Live,” made the late-night talk show circuit—all the while breaking down the musical and cultural barriers between hip-hop, alternative, metal, rock, reggae, ska and Latin music. In 2008, DJ Muggs, along with Cypress Hill received a VH1 Hip Hop Honors, to celebrate the vision and innovation that the group continues to bring to Hip Hop, strengthening its force around the world.
Yet, that only touches on what Muggs has done as a member of Cypress Hill, as his highly-influential solo-projects (Soul Assassin Series, Grandmaster’s with Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA) and not to mention producing hits for House of Pain “Jump Around” and Ice Cube “Check Yo Self” among many others. Ill Bill was obviously honored to be working with Muggs, as he affirms “I’ve always been a huge Muggs fan and his Vs. series is one of the last places to hear the vibe that made albums by Cypress Hill & Gang Starr so dope. Not too many producers can craft an entire album on their own, let alone an album that’s a classic. Muggs has done it many times over the past 20 years. It’s an honor to be part of that legacy.”
For the vast majority of his career, whether solo or in a group capacity, Muggs has established a precedent for working hand in hand with artists and creating cohesive bodies of work, rather then spreading around beats from project to project and that rings true once again on Kill Devil Hills “I prefer getting in the lab and actually creating projects with people instead of just sending out beat CDs. I’m a producer in the fullest extent, where I like to not only produce an album; but craft an album. Being able to start a record from the beginning and following through with it, making sure that all the songs compliment each other. I’ve always come from making albums and producing my records—I’m still into that” relays DJ Muggs.
Ill Bill was a founding member of Non Phixion who released their seminal debut, The Future Is Now, in 2002 and has also released two influential solo LP’s. Bill has also released an LP as a member of the bi-coastal conglomerate La Coka Nostra (which also includes Everlast, Danny Boy and DJ Lethal of House Of Pain and newcomer Slaine). Ill Bill’s The Hour Of Reprisal (2008) showed flashes of what the future would hold, as Bill & Muggs collaborated on two tracks (“This Is Who I Am” & “Only Time Will Tell”) for Bill’s most recent solo-LP.
Kill Devil Hills is entirely produced by DJ Muggs and features appearances by B-Real, Raekwon, Sean Price, Everlast, Slaine, Chace Infinite, O.C. Q-Unique, Vinnie Paz and others, but by going where instinct took them, Ill Bill & DJ Mugg’s collaborative union manifested into a sonically cohesive album; seemingly very organically as Ill Bill asserts “”Production & conceptually, this record plays out like a movie. All the songs connect. It moves like a concept record the way the beats blend with the words even though we didn’t plan it like that. It’s basically it’s own sound, the Muggs vs. Bill sound” and Muggs adds “the chemistry between us was very natural. Any decisions we had to make, it was easy, like we’d worked together for years. When we sat back & heard the final product, man, we were both blown away.”
Tracklisting and credits for DJ Muggs vs Ill Bill “Kill Devil Hills” LP:
1.) Cult Assassin
2.) Trouble Shooters f/Sean Price, O.C. & Sick Jacken
3.) Paul Stanley
4.) Illuminati 666
5.) Amputated Saint f/B-Real
6.) Skull & Guns f/Everlast & Slaine of La Coka Nostra
7.) Giants Stadium f/Q-Unique
8.) The Owl
9.) Millenniums Of Murder
10.) Chase Manhattan f/Raekwon
11.) Luciferian Imperium
12.) ILL BILL TV
13.) Secrets Worth Dying For f/Chace Infinite
15.) Kill Devil Hills f/B-Real & Vinnie Paz
16.) Narco Corridos f/Sick Jacken & Uncle Howie
(****All Tracks Produced By DJ Muggs)
Firstly thanks for taking time to do this exclusive interview for www.HipHop4Days.com. Let’s start at the beginning. How did you get into making music and when would you say your career started?
Thanks for taking the time to interview me.
It started when I picked up a CD from my brother, I heard ‘Cypress Hill – Temples of Boom’ for the first time and from there I fell in love with Hip-Hop. Over the years I wrote poetry and this tying in with my affection for Hip-Hop, slowly grew into me writing rhymes just simply for fun.
After a while I started messing around with audio mixing programmes for fun, learning to use a few programs, this was when I really got into Hip-Hop and decided I wanted to study it in the future.
A few years later I started studying Music Technology at College and then when I completed that, I went onto University to study the same course, just building up my skills. I would say about a year ago when I moved London I got serious with my music properly. Also being in London allowed me to make good contacts and focus on making that music
From when you started to now, what you consider being your biggest tracks or releases?
Definitely ‘City Life’ (Free download here: http://thecapitalr.bandcamp.com/album/city-life-prod-by-atg-cuts-by-dj-456-dirty-clean-single) – that track has received a huge response and a fair bit of airplay with DJs so far, it’s just a proper Hip Hop sounding track that everyone seems to be drawn to.
It’s off my EP which you can purchase via iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/capital-r/id390628063 or Bandcamp here:
How would you describe the music that you make?
3 words: Perceptive. Conscious. Real.
I like to talk about things in my tracks such as things I experience that others can relate to, or things going on in the World that need to be addressed. But not stupid things like what the latest idiot celebrity said or wore, but things that are actually important, like shady Government arms deals or rising tensions between countries due to religion/money/nuclear power.
Then there’s the things like the track ‘Reminisce The Times’ off my EP where I talk about growing up as a kid and comparing it to not having to worry about paying council tax as you do as you grow older, so things people on the real can relate to, from all walks of life.
Have you done many collaborations, if so who have you worked with and what was your most memorable experience?
I’ve done a few, mainly with people such as Ytv & Henry 8th, Genesis Elijah, JAI and more. Mostly for my album and their personal projects. Because I handle every aspect of my music from the writing to the recording (myself), to the mixdowns and mastering of the audio, as well as promoting Hip Hop nights online across the UK and mixing and mastering other peoples projects, I find that I never have enough hours in my day to record much!
Hip-Hop is changing all the time. How do you feel about Hip-Hop in 2010, who are you feeling and how is the game treating you?
The game is treating me okay I guess, I feel there’s a lotta acts out there though who don’t wanna support good music from newer names, because they feel threatened by these artist’s taking their places. But that along with the fact there’s sooo much competition out there in 2010, I think it’s a ‘dog eat dog’ mentality right now.
Hip Hop in 2010…. well there’s still the Underground and the Independent Hip Hop scene which is always bringing out some really good, amazing music. But then there’s the commercial scene which is always changing, but also personally I think becoming more of a gimmick and a joke.
We’ll always have the real artists making that good Hip Hop and I understand that we all have to expand/evolve, even if we don’t realise we are…. but I mean there’s evolving and there’s “dumbing down”, which is how I feel most of the commercial face of Hip-Hop is at in 2010. I mean, if you have no flow or no diversity in your lyrics, then it seems you can be signed to a major record label, or if you happen to have outstanding good looks, labels will sign you up these days regardless of your talent, or genre of music.
Tell me about the label you’re with, even if it’s your own label. Tell us who is involved and how many people behind the scenes are helping you?
It’s my own production company, which is ‘DFY Productions’ (Don’t Flatter Yourself Productions), at the moment it’s just me running everything, I do everything from the engineering of the vocals, the mixing down of tracks to the mastering of the audio. Then I also create my own artwork/logos and update my own website. Also the management side of things I handle by myself, with help from a few friends/fans and good people I’ve built up networking relationships with.
The music industry is changing from CD’s & Vinyl over to MP3, stores are getting closed and on-line shops are starting up. Do you think CD’s are dead or do you think it depends on the genre & artist?
Well genre wise I think it’s not so specific for CDs, where-as vinyl it’s mainly the Hip Hop audience that keeps that alive, and the people who love old Jazz records/collectors etc, they are keeping Vinyl alive.
A fan that buys a CD either buys it because they already have a large collection they have built up over the years and they just buy it ‘cos it’s normal for them, or because they feel they want to support the artist. I don’t think it’s really genre specific for CDs, I don’t think they will die out quicker than everyone forecasts they will, but MP3′s are just so much more convenient. You can carry around like 500 albums on you in the palm of your hand these days or in your pocket or on your phone, where-as with CDs you can carry like one in each hand!
So where are you from exactly and have you ever done any local gigs?
I’m from Nottingham originally, but I’ve also lived in Leeds to study and North-west London to work, I’m back and forth from Nottingham & London a lot currently. I’ve done a fair few local gigs in Nottingham, Leeds & London. Also a few open-mic nights too.
Have you done any big gigs or played live with any big artists? If so tell us what is was like and what playing live means to you.
I’ve done a few shows so far, but nothing big or huge at the minute as I’m always busy handling other things for other people, I’m usually the one helping to promote those gigs!! (see – http://www.UKHipHopEvents.co.uk)
I’m in the process of getting a lot more live shows booked, so look out for them!
Playing live is something every music artist should aspire too. For me it’s like I say in the track ‘I Represent (For Hip-Hop)’, “When I’m at a show, I get hype with the flow/ Feed off every-word that the crowd really knows/… From the ink on my page now I’m on a main stage, I’m really getting paid it’s an honour, I’m amazed/” – I think those bars sum it up for me.. getting paid to do something you love is obviously good and a bonus, but knowing the crowd are feeling your music and reciting your lyrics, it’s a moving thing.
Hip-Hop is sometime viewed as negative music and in the media often gets a raw deal. Do you think that Hip-Hop should be more positive and that artists have a responsibility to the youth?
Well you’re always gonna get some negative music in any genre of music, I mean from a lyric point of view, you get a lot of that in Rock music too, Reggae, Pop… which might I add has some of THE worst lyrics for the target audience it is aimed at, for example Rihanna’s ‘Rude Boy’ song, that type of stuff is disgraceful considering at the age-range they are aiming it at, yet Hip Hop gets the bad name? … C’mon now. It’s just because they want someone to blame and Hip-Hop came from the ghetto’s of New York. The poor people, built up into one of the strongest selling genres today, going strong many years later. They don’t the fact that the people built this movement up and not the cuban-cigar smoking executives at the top.
Though granted that a lot of the ‘Hip-Hop/Rap’ (as it’s classified as now) does have a negative sound or image, due to these same executives at the top owning these artists.. so it’s kind of a two-way thing.
But there is some good, positive music out there and I think you have to give and take, with all genres. Hip-Hop is about freedom of speech, some just choose or get forced into making negative music, but there is some good vibes out there!
Can I get all the You Tube URL Links to all your music videos please?
City Life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmgLr1JxJp8
Dear Pen & Pad (A Letter): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBMPcuM_KhM
You Don’t Own Me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3JIJmr7tA0
Let Me Introduce: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLWZQyTrYy8
Can I get all your website links, facebook, myspace, reverb nation, twitter, etc.
Official Website: http://www.CapitalR.co.uk/
Facebook Personal profile: http://www.facebook.com/CapitalRMusic
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/TheCapitalR
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=47597041151
Interview by Stuart Patterson
Following the previously released Spectac & Amiri full length album Almost Famous, Amiri comes out from behind the boards to release his first solo effort, The Recipe through HiPNOTT Records. Amiri got his first taste of the industry in ’96 with production credits on the remix to Mista’s top ten single, “Blackberry Molasses”. Since then, Amiri has sharpened his skills and worked with many underground emcees such as Spectac, Blame One, *Rubix (Mass Influence), Makeba Mooncycle and even A Tribe Called Quest on their reunion single “I C U (Doin It)” featuring Erykah Badu.
Comprised of 16 tracks, The Recipe showcases Amiri’s organic blend of beats & rhymes. Tracks like “Music”, “Boom Bap” and “Like They Used Ta!” will have heads feeling like it was ’94 all over again. With influences such as DJ Premier, Pete Rock, DITC, Marley Marl and Large Professor, Amiri has got The Recipe to give hip hop fans a nourishing dose of easy listening hip-hop that’s good for the soul.
Dap-C – Life & Times Volume One – Stick Or Twist – The Street Album
01. Life & Times ft Clas-Sick
02. Stick Or Twist ft Clas-Sick
03. I Get Girls ft R.H.Bless & Duss Smittoooo
04. Two Many ft Kimbo Hareez & Clas-Sick
05. First Light ft Phil Ashmore & Clas-Sick
06. Bullet Proof*
07. Burning Money ft Wes Dolan, Clas-Sick & Micky Grim
08. Back & Fourth ft Clas-Sick
09. Entertainers ft Clas-Sick & Kimbo Hareez
10. Million Angels ft Clas-Sick
All tracks produced by Kimbo Hareez
Except * produced by Stealf
Mixed by Kimbo Hareez & Dap-C
Mastered by Dap-C
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