Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bring It Back – DJ Scratch

Footage of DJ Scratch on the ones and twos at last weeks EPMD show in London.

Jam On It – Black Thought / Money Making Jam Boys

Interview with Black Thought and his Money Making Jam Boys crew.

Educated Rapper – Common

Footage of Common freestyling onstage at Howard University.

New Joint – Meyhem Lauren / Action Bronson

Meyhem Lauren ft. Action Bronson – “Typhoon Rap” (MeyhemLauren.Com / 2011)

Metaphysics-produced cut from Lauren’s “Self Induced Ilness” album.

The Outdoorsmen crew are definitely doing their thing right now in my humble opinion - and you’ve gotta love the low-budget b-movie vibe of this video – it’s like early-90s Rap-A-Lot meets late-90s NY underground ish.

New Joint – Rasheed Chappell

Rasheed Chappell ft. DJ Scratch – “What I’m Here 4″ (Ill Friction / 2011)

Taken from the New Jersey emcee’s forthcoming Kenny Dope-produced album “Future Before Nostalgia”.

New Joint – Bambu

Bambu – “Rock On” (Soul Assassins / 2011)

Recent Soul Assassins recruit Bambu flips a 90s Funkdoobiest instrumental for this track from his DJ Muggs-helmed mixtape “Los Angeles, Philippines”.

New Joint – Erk Tha Jerk

Erk Tha Jerk – “Reach The Top” (SMC Recordings / 2011)

Taken from the Bay Area newcomer’s album “Nerd’s Eye View”.

New Joint – Virtuoso / Akrobatik / Casual

Virtuoso ft. Akrobatik & Casual – “No Fear” (Big Bang / 2011)

New Blue Sky Black Death-produced single from the underground vet’s album “The Final Conflict” – the third chapter of the “Word War” trilogy.

New Joint – El Gant / J57 / Tek

El Gant ft. J57 & Tek – “Problems” (Diamond / 2011)

After something of a hiatus NYC’s El Gant returns with this cut produced by J57 of Brown Bag Allstars fame and featuring Tek of Smif-N-Wessun.

New Joint – Nutso / L.I.F.E. Long / F.T.

Nutso ft. L.I.F.E. Long & F.T.  – “Broke” / “Rock Out” (Poor Pocket Muzik / 2011)

Both tracks produced by the UK’s Pete Cannon and taken from the NYC emcee’s EP “Guilty Your Honor”.

Murder Music – Apathy

Demigodz / Army Of The Pharoahs emcee Apathy drops a new freestyle entitled “Most Murderous Music” over some DJ Premier beats.

Check for Ap’s new album “Honkey Kong” coming soon.

Checkmate! – Chess Move Cartel

Promo video from the Chess Move Cartel camp listing the names of various artists who’ll be featured on upcoming CMC releases including The Alchemist, Ruste Juxx, Prince Po, Genesis Elijah, Mr. Thing etc. – you’ll also see the name of yours truly in the mix as well as I’m involved with the media side of Chess Move.

Beat by Chess Moves / Scratches by DJ Jabba Tha Kut.

Lookout for big things from CMC in the coming months.

New Joint – Strong Arm Steady

Strong Arm Steady – “Klack Or Get Klacked” (Blacksmith / 2011)

Taken from the West Coast crew’s album “Arms & Hammers”.

Supreme Clientele – REKS

Underground favourite REKS talks with HipHopSite.Com about his new album “R.E.K.S. (Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme)”.

Brooklyn’s Finest? – DJ Premier

Premier discusses the competiton between BK legends Biggie and Jigga back in the 90s.

The LifeLine (Part One) – Blackberry Jones / YU

The first installment of DC-based producer Blackberry Jones’ online beatmaking experiment featuring Diamond District emcee YU.

Words From Blackberry Jones:

“The LifeLine was a show we used to do on ‘Black Broadway’ (9th & U streets) in DC. It was a live production session where my brothers and myself would collect samples every week and throw them all together in a mixing pot. We would chop the samples live and make beats on the fly. Artists and instrumental collaborators alike would be open to join in with words, concepts and sounds. It was magic at every event. This is my attempt to bring that energy to the online/interactive realm. This first demonstration should give you a hint, seeing as though each installment should differ greatly from the next.”

Still In Business – EPMD

TheHipHopChronicle.Com footage of EPMD’s recent London show.

More Than Meets The Eye EP Download – Koncept / Tranzformer / DJ Booth

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Brooklyn-based Brown Bag Allstars emcee Koncept and his Cali production partner Tranzformer have teamed-up with DJBooth.Net to release this official free EP of new material – download here.

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New Joint – M-Dot / DJ Jean Maron / Big Shug

M-Dot & DJ Jean Maron ft. Big Shug – “Tap Out” (SoulSpazm Records / 2011)

The third video from last year’s “Run MPC” album from Boston-based artist M-Dot and French producer Jean Maron.

New Joint – Pace Won / Mr. Green

Pace Won & Mr. Green – “Can You Hear Me? (A Tribute To The People Of Tunisia)” (Raw Poetix / 2011)

The New Jersey native gets socio-political on this heartfelt cut inspired by recent events in Tunisia.

Pace Won & Mr Green’s new album “The Only Number That Matters Is Won” drops this summer.