Monthly Archives: May 2008

New Joint – EMC

EMC – “Leak It Out” ( M3 Hip-Hop / 2008 )

Taken from what is probably the year’s best rap album so far “The Show” – yeah I said it!!

 

The St. Tropez Mix – DJ Soul / P Diddy

New York’s DJ Soul has dug into his vaults and pulled out this dope old-school party mix from 2005 put together at the request of Puffy who was looking for some quality holiday headphone material (to bump on his yacht no doubt).

Download the mix here and then check below for tracklisting and some words from Soul himself.

1. The Family “Screams Of Passion”
2. Loose Ends “Hangin’ On A String”
3. New Edition “A Little Bit Of Love”
4. Stephanie Mills “You Put A Rush On Me”
5. Guy “I Like”
6. Run DMC “Sucker MC’s”
7. Stetsasonic “Go Stetsa”
8. Doug E. Fresh “The Original Human Beat Box”
9. Treacherous Three “Feel The Heartbeat”
10. T-Ski Valley “Catch The Beat”
11. Bernard Wright “Who Do You Love”
12. Nu Shooz “I Can’t Wait”
13. Sweet G “Games People Play”
14. Steve Arrington “Weak In The Knees”
15. Orange Krush “Action”
16. Mt. Airy Groove “Pieces Of A Dream”
17. Grace Jones “Pull Up To My Bumper”
18. Blondie “Rapture”
19. Grandmaster Flash “Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash”
20. Queen “Another One Bites The Dust”
21. Indeep “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life”
22. Skyy “High”
23. Bob Scaggs “Lowdown”
24. Chaka Khan “I Know You, I Live You”
25. Stevie Wonder “Do I Do”

DJ Soul: “Back in 2005, while I was spinnin The CFDA Awards after-party at Bungalow 8, someone from Bad Boy approached me and told me that Diddy wanted a mixtape of what I was spinnin that night. I found it kind of weird because I had played his CFDA Awards after-party a year earlier at Marquee and got a bad review (I think it was because I was wearing a Ralph Lauren Polo T-Shirt). Anyhow, a few weeks later I got a call from Bad Boy requesting for the mix again cuz Diddy was in St Tropez and wanted something to listen to. Later that night I linked up with El Saeso at La Esquina and we ran over the Williamsburg Bridge into Brooklyn to the Manhattan Bridge and back into the city. This was my first case of catching a runner’s high and I couldn’t go to sleep. What I did instead was record this. Enjoy…”

  

I Got Next – Wale

Washington DC’s Wale kicks it with HipHopOfficial about signing to Interscope and appearing on the upcoming Rock The Bells 2008 tour.

 

Ain’t No Stoppin’ This – LL Cool J

DJ Envy speaks to Ladies Love about his new album “Exit 13”, working with 50 Cent and his differences with Jay-Z.

 

Thursday Throwback (Part 21) – K.M.D.

K.M.D. – “Peachfuzz” ( Elektra / 1990)

Before Zev Love X was causing lyrical havoc as the masked MF Doom he was dropping jazzy joints like this gem from K.M.D.’s debut album “Mr. Hood” – Rest In Peace DJ Subroc.

 

New Joint – The RZA

The RZA as Bobby Digital – “You Can’t Stop Me Now” ( Koch / 2008 )

Proof that even after his recent forays into Hollywood, Wu-Tang’s RZA is still a kung-fu-obsessed, comic-book-reading b-boy at heart.

Taken from the forthcoming Bobby Digital album “Digi Snacks”.

 

 

New Joint – Count Bass D

Count Bass D – “Can We Hang Out Tonight?” ( 1320 Records / 2008 )

New single lifted from the underground favourite’s forthcoming album “L7” due out this summer.