Monthly Archives: January 2008

Smooth Operators – Camp Lo

The super-fly Bronx duo performing their cult classic “Luchini” in Cleveland.

New Joint – Blaq Poet / DJ Premier


Lifted from the Queensbridge vet’s forthcoming album “The Blaqprint”, this cut boasts one of the illest Premier beats I’ve heard in a minute.

Blaq Poet – “S.O.S.” ( Year Round / 2008 )

Courtesy of SpineMagazine.Com

God’s Gangster – Quincey Tones / Nas / Jay-Z


UK-based producer Quincey Tones puts a new twist on the “American Gangster” remix craze with this project featuring Nas vocals over all-new beats crafted from the same sample sources as Jigga’s cinematic opus.

Download “God’s Gangster” here and also be on the lookout for Quincey Tones production on pending releases from Masta Ace’s eMC crew and newcomer Nino Bless.

Living Legends – Rakim / Chuck D

Footage from a Ralph McDaniels-hosted event held earlier this week at Brooklyn, New York’s Studio B.

The god emcee Rakim performing the timeless “Mahogany”.

Chuck D dropping some knowledge before performing the Public Enemy anthems “Shut Em Down”, “Rebel Without A Pause” and “Welcome To The Terrordome”.

New Joint – Astonish

Astonish – “Can U Hear Me” ( Molemen Records / 2008 )

That beat is craaazzzyyyy!!!

Produced by PNS of Chicago’s Molemen crew, this is lifted from Astonish’s debut album “From Now Until Forever” out next month.

Grown Man Business – Sheek Louch

XXLMag.Com talks to Lox lyricist Louch about his upcoming Koch album and competing with ringtone rappers.

New Joint – Duo Live / Talib Kweli

Duo Live ft. Talib Kweli – “Caught Up” ( Redemption Music / 2008 )

New single from the NYC duo’s album “The Color Of Money”.

Real Talk – Ghostface Killah

The Wally Champ discovers who his real “friends” are and makes some pertinent points regarding the issue of downloading.

New Joint – Fliptrix

Fliptrix – “Skyline” ( Masonic Records / 2008 )

Taken from the recently released “Force Fed Imagery” album.

Kings Of Rock – Beat Kitchen

Illinois-based funk rockers Beat Kitchen covering Run-DMC’s 1986 classic “You Be Illin'” at a charity gig this past weekend.

New Joint – Beanie Sigel

Beanie Sigel ft. Rock City – “Go Low” (Roc-A-Fella / 2007)

New Rik Cordero-directed video clip from Beanie’s recent album “The Solution”.

New Joint – Pugs Atomz

Pugs Atomz – “The Outlaw” ( Gravel Records / 2008 )

Lifted from the Chicago rapper’s “Conversations With A Chamelion” album.

London Style – Mike GLC

King of the UK mix-CD hustle Mike GLC on Tim Westwood’s 1Xtra show.

New Joint – N.E.R.D

N.E.R.D – “Everyone Nose” ( Star Trak / 2008 )

Typically eclectic new single from the musical alter-ego of The Neptunes.

New Joint – John Robinson aka Lil’ Sci

John Robinson aka Lil’ Sci – “The Makings Of You” ( Beatvizion / 2008 )

Solo joint from the Shaman Works president who made his name in the 90s underground scene as part of New York’s Scienz Of Life crew.

New Joint – Evidence

Evidence – “Chase The Clouds Away” (ABB / 2007)

Second video and new single from last year’s “Weatherman LP”.

Scratch Mechanics – DJ Revolution / Roc Raida / I-Dee

More turntable terrorism from the NAMM 2008 music products convention in California.

DJ Revolution at the M-Audio stand.

Roc Raida & I-Dee at the Stanton stand.

Classical Two – Johnny Juice / Paul Dateh

Public Enemy deejay Johnny Juice and violinist Paul Dateh jam at the NAMM 2008 music products convention in California, covering some well-known favourites from the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, and Gnarls Barkley.

Part One

Part Two

New Joint – Dynas


Nicolay-produced cut taken from the Miami emcee’s Rawkus album “Me, Myself & Rhymes”.

Dynas – “Figure It Out” ( Rawkus / 2008 )

New Joint – Pete Rock / Royal Flush

Pete Rock ft. Royal Flush – “Questions” ( Nature Sounds / 2008 )

Lifted from PR’s forthcoming “NY’s Finest” album.