Monthly Archives: June 2008

New Joint – Ise Lyfe

Ise Lyfe – “Bad Word Bounce” ( 789 Music / 2008 )

Irony-fuelled cut from the Bay Area artist’s forthcoming album “Prince Cometh” – I wonder how many people will miss the message in the music here?

Black Out – Kidz In The Hall / DJ MK

Underground favourites Kidz In The Hall freestyling on DJ MK’s Kiss FM Rap Show in London last week.

Bear Witness – Roots Manuva

UK heavyweight Roots Manuva talks about his upcoming album “Slime & Reason” and goes behind the scenes of the video to his quirky current single “Buff Nuff”.

Man Of The People – Killer Mike

Former Outkast protege Killer Mike talks to XXLMag.Com about really keeping it real and his upcoming mix-CD “I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind Pt. 2”.

Funk Lord – Erick Sermon

1993 footage of EPMD’s Erick Sermon getting busy on the turntables and in interview on the West Coast courtesy of HipHopSlam.Com

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New Joint – The East Flatbush Project

The East Flatbush Project – “A Day In A Life” ( 10/30 Uproar Music / 2008 )

A welcome return from The EFP ( “Tried By 12″anyone? ) featuring New Jersey emcee Stress – I’m definitely feeling this one.

Hovbury 2008 – Jay-Z

I was going to do a standard weekend wrap-up to cover anything of interest that’s popped up online while I’ve been away from the keyboard for the past couple of days, but really there’s only been one news story this weekend – Jay-Z performing at Glastonbury 2008 here in the UK.

So for those who might not have been paying attention (and for the sake of history), here’s a selection of clips to commemorate Hov’s ‘controversial’ headlining appearance at the longstanding rock festival.

Jay-Z On BBC1’s Friday Night With Jonathon Ross.

Tim Westwood Interviews Jigga Before His Glastonbury Performance.

Footage Of Jay-Z Performing His Cover Of The Oasis Anthem “Wonderwall” Plus “99 Problems” And “Encore”.

Tim Westwood Talks To Glastonbury Organiser Michael Eavis To Find Out How Hov Was Chosen To Fill The Festival’s Headline Slot.

New Joint – Boot Camp Clik

Boot Camp Clik – “Yeah” ( Duck Down / 2008 )

Taken from the upcoming BCC documentary project “Band Of Brothers: The Story Of The Boot Camp Clik”

Been There, Done That – LL Cool J / DJ Kay Slay

Uncle L stops by DJ Kay Slay’s Shade 45 show and talks about reconnecting with his audience.

New Joint – Common

Common – “The Corner – K-Salaam & Beatnick Remix” ( K-Salaam.Com / 2008 )

Taken from the NYC-based production duo’s forthcoming Common remix project “S.T.O.R.Y. (Stories Told Over Remixed Years)” which will be available for free download.

Do The Knowledge – Dr. Boyce Watkins

University professor and “People’s Scholar” Dr. Boyce Watkins offers an academic opinion on the recent Ice-T / Souljah Boy feud.

New Joint – Opio

Opio – “Original Lyricist” ( Hiero Imperium / 2008 )

Taken from the forthcoming Architect-produced album “Vulture’s Wisdom, Volume One”.

Still Reportin’ – Capone-N-Noreaga

CNN talk to RealTalkNY.Net about recording their 1997 debut album “The War Report”, the power of the Internet and Souljah Boy.

Compton’s N The House – The Game

The Game talks to AllHipHop.Com about his new album “L.A.X.”, Hip-Hop’s changing audience, and his retirement plans.

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I Made It – Jay-Z / Tim Westwood

Audio of Tim Westwood talking to Jigga about his early days in the game, being an ambassador for Hip-Hop culture in corporate America, and performing at Glastonbury this coming weekend.

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Club Bangers Podcast – DJ Tat Money

Legendary Philadelphia deejay Tat Money hit me up to put me on to his new club-orientated podcast featuring top-notch turntable skills and big cuts from the likes of Kanye West, Timbaland and Snoop – peep it here.  

New Joint – Hustle Simmons / 84 / Fel Sweetenberg

Hustle Simmons ft. 84 & Fel Sweetenberg – “The Rundown” ( Break Bread Projects / 2008 )

More flavour from the Break Bread crew – this cut is crazy nice!!!

New Joint – Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli – “Eat To Live” ( Warner Bros / Blacksmith / 2008 )

New ICU-directed clip for one of my favourite cuts off last year’s impressive “Eardrum” album – Eat ya greens, people!!!

Daddy’s Home – Big Daddy Kane

BDK performing his classics “Smooth Operator” and “Ain’t No Half-Steppin'” at NYC’s Sputnik earlier this month.

Turntable Memories – DJ Scratch

DJ Scratch of EPMD fame talks to DJ Q-Bert about his history as a battle deejay during a recent tour in Germany.