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This is the 3rd joint I’ve heard off Red‘s upcoming Reggie and I gotta say, 2 out of the 3 joints have been super hype, this one included.
With new Red, Luda and that Wu-Tang Massacre ish, I’m feelin good about 2010.
I don’t know what’s up with these leaks, whether they’re strategic or what, but Luda‘s record is essentially available for free download through legitimate means so either Def Jam‘s tryin to screw him, or there’s some master plan going on that I’m not aware of. It’s almost as if this new recrod’s a mixtape.
Ah well, here goes some new new. I haven’t been a huge fan of some of these guest spots he’s been getting but I can always do with a new Luda verse.
“We ain’t seen you in a minute homie.”
The ATL General and former Dungeon Family member (who has since been, outKast – pun intended), who most of you know only for his guest shots on The Whole World and Poppin Tags and that dope A.D.I.D.A.S. single some years back has actually stayed grinding pretty hard in the south. Putting out some pretty good mixtapes and seemingly getting more and more militant with each passing year.
Well, it looks like he’s on his way back to a bigger spotlight and hopefully he can stay for longer this time. With the help of 2 mainstream darlings, Killer Mike drops a track that seems like it may be Big Boi directed. I’ll let you decide.
A lot of you might not actually be familiar with the A-Alikes but you’ve definitely seen them whether you realized it or not.
Integral parts of Dead Prez‘s People’s Army (or R.B.G.’z) the A-Alikes are on their way back with a new record heavily dipped with message. With the help of Pretty Flaco, here’s your first glimpse at the upcoming Us Aginst Them.
The return of Stones Throw‘s resident soul man (who occasionally raps), Aloe Blacc.
Although he’s proven to be inconsistent in the past, when he’s on, he’s really on and hopefully, with his new record gettin ready to drop, it features Aloe a lot more on than off. I’ll let you guys decide whether this is the former or latter.
Finally, I’d just like to take this time to say that our thoughts and wishes are with GURU during these tough times. We look forward to seeing you out and about, healthy and happy.
Be well world.
Go listen to some Gang Starr.
Everyone today is a Don on their coast and beloved worldwide. No introductions needed, let’s get it.
Last month when Diplo rolled through Taiwan, he had been talking about some new goodness he was working on with the Doggfather. Well, the proof is out and we gots it here.
With the help of Kid Cudi, Big Snoop brings you a brand new ode to his sticky, icky lover.
Some new ish off Luda‘s upcoming Battle of the Sexes. This is the first joint I’ve heard without a feature.
With the help of Virginia’s dynamic duo and Tiger Woods, Luda does his sexting.
HARD KNOCK LIFE
S dot Carter hasn’t really lived a Hard Knock Life for over a decade now, but hey, it’s always fun to reminisce. With some insight from the Jiggaman along with the hugely unappreciated, highly influential Mark the 45 King, some cool doc footage on one of Hip-Hop’s most recognizable songs.
And just for good measure, some new new super dope from the bay area kings.
Get live folk.
Be well world.
Some content from the most dominant coast of the past decade.
JUMP IN THE AIR AND STAY THERE.
The unmastered version of this tune by the Southern Girl leaked a few weeks ago and well, I wasn’t really feelin it so I didn’t put it up.
Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Erykah and Bilal and generally, I’m also into Wayne‘s features more than his actual tracks. But with that said, this is easily one of the most phoned in, useless verses he’s ever pressed record on and for that I passed on it. However, now with the release of the mastered version and giving it more time, the track itself is pretty good. Wayne still sounds like ass to me though – and don’t give me that ‘he’s trying something different’ shit, there’s a thin line between exploring genius and creating doo doo garbage and on this one, he’s chosen the latter. Either way, take a listen and lemme know what you think.
This might be the first time Devin’s ever made an appearance on HHHT. Welcome.
The Snoop Dogg of the south, singlehandedly responsible for a genre in hip-hop that is completely his own, has a new record coming out called (surprise surprise) the 4:20 Suite and well, the blogosphere has been blessed with a new joint. If you’re a Devin fan, it ain’t nuttin new. But if you aren’t, get some Dude in your life.
You missed Luda? Me too.
Don’t get me wrong, his last album had some joints. And trust me, I appreciate when artists expand and grow. In fact, if he hadn’t done some of the more thoughtful, mature records he did on the last two albums I would’ve written him off as a one trick pony and left it at that. However, there’s one thing Luda has always excelled at and that’s stripper/fight music. And with his upcoming record, Battle of the Sexes set to drop ASAP, everything I’ve heard off it is definitely club worthy and for that I’m grateful. Not cause I wanted him to revert back to sell records, but cause dammit, the mainstream’s missing some serious spitters and Luda’s presence would be a welcome one.
With a little help from an NY vet and a DTP rep:
Those’re my Southern goodies for the day.
Go get it folk.
Couple new jams from Slaughterhouse’s East Coast contingent.
This jam from Jumpoff Joe Beezy is off an upcoming mixtape with producer J. Cardim, who although isn’t a household name yet, has already produced for the likes of Kweli, Wayne, Luda, Akon and Jean Grae, just to name a few and he seems to be picking up steam. Budden does his thing as usual. Sideways shots and all.
Meanwhile, this jam from Joell is off his upcoming ‘Best of Both Worlds’esque mixtape with singer Novel. So far I’ve heard 2 tracks and they’ve both been pretty dope. The first one, if you remember references the Al Green tune ‘Call Me’ and I’m always cool with Al Green references. Anyway, this jam right here is just as funky as the last and Joell is just someone you don’t wanna play with. Get it:
I love Tanya Morgan, I really do.
I just wish they picked/made better beats. They suffer from the same problem that beasts like Kurupt and Eminem do which is essentially having no filter for beats. And maybe that’s how they wanna be portrayed, but hey if that’s the case all the power to’em. I just love it though when they decide to jump on something nice. Von Pea murders this.
I’M LIKE CHE GUEVARA WITH BLING ON, I’M COMPLEX.
From the makers of those hella entertaining soundboards that CAP put up awhile back. I give you 7 PAGES of Jay-Z subliminal disses. Pure entertainment. Click Pic.
I used to work the 2nd floor of a 3 floor Record shop in Toronto. At the time, this shop (not the whole chain), was well known for the fact that its selection was next to none and all of us prided ourselves on that (Peace to J$Money). We prided ourselves on the fact that this was somewhere that literally ANYONE could come in, find what they were looking for, and also find someone they could talk TO about it. This is where much of my musical knowledge as an adult was acquired. And although wages low and hours relatively demanding, I (for the most part) got to listen to good music all day and get my learn on. So, as you can imagine, Tuesdays used to be like Christmas for me. And like Christmas, I wanted to be up EARLY!
I would always make sure I got the opening shift on Tuesday mornings. 8:30am start. New music. New music the general public had never heard. New Music that did everything it could to not be the last kid picked for the team. New Music appointed me the messiah, passing on the good and holding back the bad. (God complex much?) It was…for lack of a better term…DOPE!
These days, Tuesday’s generally tend to pass by quietly for me. Almost as if it got old and became a home body.
I bought a Janelle Monae CD off iTunes awhile back, and although the Digital Booklet was really gorgeous, I still miss turning pages. I don’t have the money (or space) to keep buying CD’s, and this is the only way I get to put money (even though it’s pennies) back into the artists pocket. I just wish there was a way we could still have some Tangibility with the product.
Anyways….on that note, I’m gettin with the times and bringing you some more MPCRACK.
Today? Akon dropped. I’ll let you find it yourself.
NEXT WEEK!? COMMON SENSE. Universal Mind Control.
I’m WAY more excited about this then that Finding Forever crap. Yes I said it. Was Common dope on it? Yes. Were there some decent songs? of course. But it marked the first time Common had put out back-to-back releases that sounded like they came from the same session and that to me, make it crap. Especially when your catalogue includes so many pioneering albums, none of which sounding like the other (Peace to NO I.D. and DILLA!). You know you would’ve hated Miles Davis if he tried to do ‘Kind of Blue’ twice….and you know it would’ve been good too.
Ludacris dropped his record last week. It’s not bad, but it’s boring. He’s ALWAYS going to have a few tunes that’ll make you smile, but it’s the same thing as his last record with less vulgarity. Don’t get me wrong, I applaud Luda for trying to get his ‘grown man’ on, but unfortunately, his grown-manness is often countered by his (or Def Jam’s) need for another ‘Stand Up’ or ‘Move Bitch’ leaving his grown-man words worth doo-doo.
Here’s one of the gooders (also featuring Common) – Do The Right Thang Feat. Common & Spike Lee
And as promised…more unreleased Q-Tip. This one’s from the album that was supposed to be ‘The Renaissance’ called ‘Relive the Moment’. They share tracks, but here’s one that never made it out – That’s Sexy (Feat. Andre 3000).
Sorry bout the essay.
THREE MORE DAYS PEOPLE!
And another one….
Word. High Heels & High Tops Vol.2. December 5th. Deep Passion. All you can drank. Fellas 600 with a flyer(700 without), Ladies 300 with a flyer. Look out for them on the streets. Expect the same musical madness, in a bigger room with better speakers. We will, much like Chuck D prophesied on Nation of Millions. We will bring the noise.
It’s new release tuesday dunnies. Kanye has a new album this week, and your favorite afro’d, southernly hospitable, elbow throwin, bitch movin, chicken n beer dranking rapper has a new album dropping next week.
And the video for One More Drink. Jokes.
Remember watching the AMA’s (American Music Awards) and talking about it the next day at school. Like, ‘yo did you see…..’ Here’s this years ‘did you see’