Monthly Archives: October 2010
LATE Presents DARK SIDE REALITY – STAND UP, MAN UP featuring Illinois USA rappers FINAL PENALTY – Produced by DJ FIRE from Washington DC
LATE from Wolftown Recordings has always been into that Southern sound and has featured on tracks alongside Willie D from Geto Boys, K-Rino, KB Da Kidnappa, Slim Thug and many more. Now he releashes this track from his forthcoming project Darkside Reality. Check out the video and below is the download link too….
Download the track and add to your playlist or mixtape…
DJ PIMP & DJ LEXUS PRESENT – PURE PRODUCT
01. DMX – FALLIN
02. CONN ARTISTS FEAT JADAKISS – SWEETDREAMS
03. FREEWAY – ESCALATORS
04. STACK BUNDLES – DIRT ON MY RECORD
05. BUSTA RHYMES FEAT WYCLEF JEAN – 80′S BABY
06. SWIZZ BEATZ – ITS TIME TO SHOW
07. MICHELLE RIVAE FEAT JADAKISS – WANT ME
08. JIM JONES FEAT SNOOP DOGG & RELL – LIKE GANGSTAS
09. STACK BUNDLES – ITS ON NOW
10. MAINO – PRICE OF FAME
11. JOE BUDDEN FEAT STYLES P & PUSHA T – DESSERT FOR THOUGHT
12. S.H.A.H CYPHA – ASK AROUND
13. ACE JONEZ – DRINKS ON ME
14. MYSONNE – TAPE ROCK (PROD RALPH RANDOM)
15. OUTLAWZ FEAT FREEWAY – KUSH DREAMS
16. GAME – STUNT
17. BIG BOI FEAT RICK ROSS, T.I, BUN B & KHUJO GOODIE – TANGERINE REMIX
18. CURRENSY FEAT BOO SLEDGE – STILL CHOPPIN
19. WALE – MIKE TOMLIN
20. NEW JERSEY DEVIL – BLACK & YELLOW REMIX
21. JAE MILLZ – I GOT THEM SAYING LEGGGOOO
22. LIL BOOSIE FEAT B.G – MISS BOOSIE
23. BUGATTI BOYZ FEAT MASSPIKE MILES – FONTAINE BLEAU
24. ALKHEMI JONES – DREAMIN
25. QUESFIRE – RE UP
26. D MALONE – WHAT WOULD U DO
27. ACE JONEZ FT S.U.S & SINSAY – NUMBER ONE HUSTLER
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?
I FIRST GOT IN TO RAPPING WHEN I WAS LIKE 18. I ALWAYS LIKE WRITING AND I WAS ALWAYS IN TO HIP HOP AND A LOT OF MY CLOSE FRIENDS WHERE STARTING TO RAP SO IT KINDA JUST HAPPENED. I BEEN MAKING MUSIC FOR A WHILE BUT IVE BEEN TAKING A LOT MORE SERIOUSLY THIS YEAR.
From when you started to now, what you consider being your biggest tracks or releases?
IVE HAD LOTS OF VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE THEYVE GOTTEN DECENT VIEWS. A SONG I DID WITH TONY MAHONEY CALLED ‘LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD’ HAS THE MOST VIEWS. I DID THE VIDEO WITH U.K. OVERSTOOD. I HAD AN ALBUM WITH TONY MAHONEY CALLED ‘NO BUDGET HIP HOP’. THAT WAS IN LIKE ’08 I THINK. I HAD ANOTHER ALBUM THIS YEAR THAT WAS PRODUCED BY SUPAR NOVAR CALLED ‘MUSIC 4 MISS PEACHES’. IM WORKING ON ANOTHER PROJECT WITH TONY MAHONEY NOW CALLED ‘FOLK HEROES OF THE HAVE-NOTS’.
How would you describe the music that you make?
IM NOT REALLY SURE HOW TO DESCRIBE MY OWN MUSIC WITHOUT SOUNDING ARROGANT. ITS JUST HIP HOP. I WRITE WHAT I LIKE AND TRY TO MAKE MUSIC THAT I WOULD ENJOY IF I HEARD IT FROM SOMEONE ELSE.
Have you done many collaborations, if so who have you worked with and what was your most memorable experience?
IVE NOT REALLY HAD MANY COLLABORATIONS WITH PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF MY CAMP. I ENJOYED WORKING ON THE PROJECT WITH NOVAR. IT WAS MAD FUN COZ WEVE KNOWN EACH OTHER SO LONG. IT HAD ITS UPS AND DOWNS, I KNOW A LOT OF TIME HE PROBABLY WANTED TO STRANGLE ME COZ IM KIND OF DEMANDING WHEN IT COMES TO MY MUSIC. A LOT OF BEATS GOT CHANGED, A LOT OF VOCALS GOT REDONE, SOME SONGS GOT SCRAPPED BUT IT WAS AN EYE OPENER. I LEARNT A LOT FROM IT.
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?
I THINK HIP HOP IS AS DOPE AS EVER. TO BE HONEST NOWADAYS I DONT REALLY LISTEN TO MUCH BUT THE BEATS IM WRITING TO. IM KINDA LATE ON EVERYTHING THATS GOIN ON NOW.
BUT THE BARS I LIKE ARE BIG BEN, DASH GAMBINO, SUPAR NOVAR, WORDSMITH, RESPONSE, DANNY BONES, FRANK THE COUNCELLOR, BAKER TROUBLE. THE BEATS I LIKE ARE TONY MAHONEY, SHOW N PROVE, MK ULTRA, BAD GUY – RUDI REDZ, TOKYO LEGENDS AND SOME OF THE RAPPERS I MENTIONED ARE PRODUCERS ASWELL. THEY GET THE COSIGN ASWELL.
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?
IM UNSIGNED HYPE RIGHT NOW. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HELP ME BEHIND THE SCENES WITH ALL KIND OF THINGS, BUT THEY ALL FRIENDS OF MINE. ITS NOT THEY JOB TO HELP ME. LIKE THERES NOTHING IN IT FOR THEM FINANCIALLY AT THE MOMENT BUT I SUPPOSE THAT MAKES ME EVEN LUCKIER. THEY PUT UP WITH A LOT ASWELL TRUST ME!
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?
THE LAST CD I BOUGHT WAS ‘GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN’ THATS DAMN NEAR 10 YEARS AGO! AND I DO SUFFER FROM A LOT OF GUILT COZ OF THAT LOL BUT I DONT THINK I KNOW ANYBODY THAT BUYS MUSIC REALLY. I PRAY I GET TO HAVE SOME OF MUSIC ON VINYL THO. EVEN IF I HAVE TO PAY FOR IT MYSELF.
So where are you from exactly and have you ever done any local gigs?
IM FROM FINSBURY PARK IN NORTH LONDON. AND RECENTLY I HAD A LAUNCH PARTY FOR ‘MUSIC 4 MISS PEACHES’ THERE AT THE SILVER BULLET.
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 AINT PLAYED WITH NO ONE VERY FAMOUS IF THATS WHAT YOU MEAN, BUT IVE PLAYED WITH A LOT OF VERY TALENTED ARTISITS. PLAYING LIVE IS A RUSH FOR ME STILL. ITS JUST BARE FUN AND IT FEELS GOOD TO MAKE OTHER PEOPLE HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THEMSELVES WITH YOU.
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?
I THINK HIP HOP IS THE MOST HONEST MUSIC WE HAVE. HOWEVER PEOPLE SEE HIP HOP THATS THE WAY THE WORLD IS.
Can I get all the You Tube URL Links to all your music videos please?
Can I get all your website links, facebook, myspace, reverb nation, twitter, etc.
JUST GOOGLE ME: RAGZ SWEET JONES
Interview by Stuart Patterson
This is a quick promo video from Real Politik who hail out of Nort West London. Watch out for more of them on Flip Life TV and all over real soon…
HIEROGLYPHICS FINE ART PIECE SET FOR NOVEMBER 1 DEBUT
“The Valley Of Kings” marks historic first for indie rap trailblazers
The Valley Of Kings web trailer:
Behind the making of The Valley Of Kings:
To mark their 20th year, famed hip-hop collective Hieroglyphics are set to release a project unlike anything they have done before: the creation and release of a fine art piece. The artwork titled “The Valley of Kings” will debut to the world on November 1, 2010 at www.whenartimitateslife.com, with only 300 canvas prints available. Created over the course of the last 12 months, the piece – said to represent the “supernatural” union between the crew and their musical journey – has been shown to no one outside of the Hieroglyphics camp. An extensive process involving storyboarding, photography, greenscreen, and graphic art was executed in its creation of the art, as well as tapping the talents of world-renowned aerosol artist EAZ ONE. The result is a masterpiece that will be numbered and signed by each member in the crew for every piece in the collection. All 300 will be shipped with authenticity certificates. Upon purchase, an exclusive download link will also be sent to your email address containing a Hieroglyphics megamix by DJ Equal, and a never-before-heard Hiero posse cut, “Reputation”.
Sign up for more information today at whenartimitateslife.com and you stand to win The Valley Of Kings’ original artist proof, the very first canvas delivered to the crew for final review. The artist proof is 40″ x 40″ and is signed by all Hiero members. The winner will be announced on November 28.
For almost twenty years, Hieroglyphics has been one of hip-hop’s most beloved entities. The one-two punch of Del Tha Funkee Homosapien’s 1992 debut album I Wish My Brother George Was Here (Elektra) and Souls Of Mischief’s ’93 Til Infinity (Jive) introduced listeners to a new kind of West Coast rapper. In an era where gangsta rap was standard issue, Del, Casual, Opio, Tajai, A-Plus, Phesto, Domino and Pep Love offered music from ordinary people with extraordinary skills. Casual’s debut Fear Itself (Jive) and Del’s sophomore album No Need For Alarm, both released in 1994, were Hiero’s last major-label albums save for Souls of Mischief’s 1995 offering No Man’s Land before the crew made the decision to go fully independent, releasing their own albums and coordinating their own tours. 15 years later, that three-eyed logo is a global brand, and Hieroglyphics is one of the undisputed forefathers of the sound, the hustle, and the ideology of underground hip-hop. Their most recent release was last year’s Montezuma’s Revenge.
The Valley Of Kings makes Hieroglyphics the first hip-hop collective to release artwork under When Art Imitates Life (WAIL), the brainchild of King Tech of the World Famous Wake Up Show, MTV’s Sway Calloway, and Los Angeles creativity house Scene Four. Previous releases from WAIL include collaboration pieces with RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan as well as Shavo of System Of A Down. There will be an early viewing opportunity taking place on October 29, 2010 via a GOLDEN TICKET sent to the first 500 people signed into the interest list for more information. Sign up at www.whenartimitateslife.com.
Stoke-On-Trent might not be the first city you think of when it comes to UK Rap but all that is about to change as the well-respected UK Runnings mixtape series unleashes this brand new debut mixtape from The Gar. Their debut release ‘Stoke… No City For Old Boys’ is hosted by UK Runnings & Wolftown DJ and producer Tricksta and is a refreshing fifty-five minute audio journey into the world of real, raw and authentic Hip-Hop music. Consisting of nineteen tracks we get a collection of freestyles and rap ciphers over classic Hip-Hop tracks from the likes of Jay-Z, Big L, 2Pac, Black Moon and more, as well as five original tracks produced by the talented Ash Wilcox and contributions from Dezert Rhino from Tru Fam Records and Tricksta from Wolftown Recordings.
The Gar means ‘family’ in Cantonese and that’s exactly what this unit is. This three man team consisting of rappers Dirty D, Bobby J & Benny Blaze are exactly what the Hip-Hop scene needs. The Gar is about positive lyrics, topical social commentary and intricate tight flows delivered over banding raw Hip-Hop. These are some of the elements and factors that make The Gar so appealing. Inspired by musical greats such as 2Pac, Biggie, Bob Marley, Nas, Wu Tang Clan, The Roots, Common, Big L, Jimmy Cliff and Talib Kweli, The Gar have already been rocking stages in their home town of Stoke getting a lot of support.
The Gar are also members of musical collective known as ‘The U Turn Project’ which is the brain child of Herb Middleton, the legendary Stateside producer who has worked with Nas, Biggie, Mary J Blige, Faith Evans, Total and many more. As a team, The Gar plan on more mixtapes and a full length debut album in the future with a more shows and more vibes. The Gar have arrived and arrived in fine style.
Please support THE GAR and get in touch with us now for interviews, drops or more information.
01. Intro (Produced By Ash Wilcox)
02. From The Left (Produced By Ash Wilcox)
03. Stay Real (Produced by Dezert Rhino)
04. Dirty D vs Bobby J (Produced By Ash Wilcox)
05. Dead Presidents
06. Preecher (Produced By Ash Wilcox)
07. I Wonder
08. The Way We Be (Produced By Tricksta)
09. Shed Sessions
10. Husshh (Produced By Dezert Rhino)
11. Got It Sorted
12. Beautiful World
13. Just Smoke
14. How Many Mics
16. Never Be
17. Bobby J Freestyle
18. The Gar Freestyle
19. Outro (Produced By Ash Wilcox)
All songs written & performed by Dirty D, Bobby J & Benny Blaze a.k.a The Gar
Recorded & Mixed by The Gar @ The Shed, Stoke.
Hosted & mastered by Tricksta @ The Wolftown HQ.
OFF OF LEFTY’S UPCOMING RELEASE:
“Kill the Messenger”
Dropping Nov. 16th 2010
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DJ Fricktion aka The Dope Enemy – Mixtape Volume 5 – Hosted by Capone-n-Noreaga
DJ Fricktion aka The Dope Enemy today released ‘Mixtape Volume 5′ from his popular Strictly Tuned Series hosted by Queensbridge rap legends, Capone-N-Noreaga.
In 2009, Fricktion previously released “The Golden Chamber Mixtape” alongside the Lovesoul DJs which was hosted by The Wu-Tang Clan which had flawless reviews from the likes of XXL Magazine and RapRadar.Com. Since then it has received direct praise from Wu members RZA, Raekwon and other high profile artists such as Bishop Lamont and Joell Ortiz .
Having taken some time out to work with under privileged teenagers and youth offenders, Fricktion returns with his next mixtape installment which features a number of new Hip Hop tracks from the likes of Eminem, Raekwon, Ice Cube, Drake, Crooked I, Kanye West, Bishop Lamont and Rick Ross which are currently doing their rounds across the globe, including a few older cuts from earlier within the year.
This is DJ Fricktions last Hip Hop mixtape ahead of his forthcoming LP which is slated for release in the 2nd quarter of 2011.
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Coalmine Records & Fl�d Watches are calling on MCs Far & Wide to enter the “Nu World” MC Contest. Artists, please submit your best verse by Monday, November 8th for a chance to have your verse featured on the New World Remix EP. This EP is a follow-up to El Da Sensei & The Returners highly acclaimed GT2: Nu World album, which is now in stores!! Winner also receives a limited edition Coalmine x Flud watch. Click on either of the links below to download the contest assets which include the main & instrumental version of the track as well the the contest rules & itinerary…good luck!!
Joe Budden – Mood Muzik 4
01 - Joe Budden – Intro (Pray For Me)
02 - Joe Budden – Aftermath
03 - Joe Budden – Role Reversal
04 - Joe Budden – Come Along
05 - Joe Budden – Mop Salad (Skit)
06 - Joe Budden – Sober Up (Feat. Crooked I –
07 - Joe Budden – Dessert 4 Thought (Feat. Styles P & Pusha T)
08 - Joe Budden – 1,000 Faces
09 - Joe Budden – Inseperable
10 - Joe Budden – The Shoes (Skit)
11 - Joe Budden – Remember The Titans (Feat. Fabolous, Lloyd Banks & Royce Da 5’9)
12 - Joe Budden – Welcome To Real Life
13 - Joe Budden – No Idea
14 - Joe Budden – Black Cloud
15 - Joe Budden – Follow Your Lead
16 - Joe Budden – Stuck In The Moment
17 - Joe Budden – If All Else Fails