Video: Exile on the Drum Machine

. Dec 31, 2008
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This dude Exile is illy on the drum machine. Check him out chopping up Lil Wayne and Hiero.




Spotted over at the Audacity of Dope. Waddup Hyphen!

MP3: Mikkey Halsted - Karma

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Not Factz but still nice, plus this track is produced by No I.D. (Kanye's mentor).



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Mikkey Halsted - Karma

Mixtape: D. Lo - Breakup Makeup Breakup Makeup

. Dec 30, 2008
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Our boy the Big Asian aka D. Lo hit us up with this new mix of his, dedicated to those, as he puts it, "rocky ride relationships".



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D. Lo - Breakup Makeup Breakup Makeup


Tracklisting:
1) HUMBLE MUMBLE - OUTKAST
2) MANWOMANBOOGIE (FT. AMANDA DIVA) - Q-TIP
3) PARANOID (FT. MR. HUDSON) - KANYE WEST
4) PARISIAN GOLDFISH - FLYING LOTUS
5) CRYING - TV ON THE RADIO
6) SUNSHOWERS - M.I.A.
7) UNKNOWN - FARSHEED
8) BREAKING IT UP - LYKKE LI
9) LOOK WHAT YOU'RE DOIN TO ME (FT. PHONTE) - JAZZANOVA
10) ROCHE - SEBASTIAN TELLIER
11) HOW ABOUT US (FT. STEVE SPACEK) - KATALYST
12) HOLD ON JOHN (FT. JOHN LENNON ) - JOHNSON & JONSON

Video: "Sorry Isn't Going To Un-Shit These Presents"

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The holiday season is officially winding down, and what better to way to end it than with a funny video. Although the acting on this video is kinda wack, it still managed to get some laughs out of me. Check it out:



Spotted at: HHS

MP3: Slakah the BeatChild ft. Drake - Enjoy Ya Self

. Dec 29, 2008
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The boy Drake did the damn thing on this song. It got me in my Tribe and De La mode.



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Slakah the BeatChild ft. Drake - Enjoy Ya Self


Props to our fam WDIR for this joint.

MP3: J.A.M.E.S. WATTS - The Gray Area

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James hit us up with this gem. Hit up his site and show him some love! This is what he had to say about the concept behind the song: "Still, I would be remiss to have put in all that work and not having something to share with you -- this week, that comes in the form of "The Gray Area", produced by BK-based beatmaker, Golden Child. Definitely something different, this song was inspired by the movie Juno (and its quirky-ass soundtrack). I tried my best to capture the sarcastic humor that sometimes arises out of the male/female relationship. 'Boy, you ain't shit now and you never been.'"



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J.A.M.E.S. WATTS - The Gray Area


In addition, he created this commercial to display the process behind creating the song:

Mixtape: DJ Jamad & DJ Wreckineyez - The Delivery Guys

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DJ Jamad & DJ Wreckineyez - The Delivery Guys (Mixtape)


Tracklisting:
1. Asher Roth Order #01 / Cannon Intro
2. Ludacris - Undisputed (prod. by Don Cannon)
3. Never F*ck With The Delivery Guys
4. Killer Mike - Never Freestyle
5. Royce 5′9″ - Y’all Must Have Forgot
6. Emilio Rojas - Young, Fresh, & Fly (Wreckineyez’d)
7. Mickey Factz ft. The Cool Kids - Rockin’ N Rollin Rmx
8. Ludacris ft. Lil Wayne - Last of a Dying Breed
9. Statik Selektah ft. Consequence - Mr. Popularity
10. Mos Def - Life in Marvelous Times
11. Cannon Interlude (Black Milk inst.)
12. Black Milk ft Royce 5′9″ - Losing Out
13. Don Cannon ft. Rapper Big Pooh & Joe Scudda - Nobody Do It Like Us
14. Asher Roth - The Reading (Wreckineyez’d w/ M Phazes beat)
15. Peter Rosenberg & Oddisee feat. Saigon - WW4
16. Charles Hamilton - Bermuda Triangle
17. Jake One ft. Elzhi & Royce 5′9″ - Glow
18. Asher Roth - The Day I Got Crowned
19. Young Jeezy - Circulate (prod. Don Cannon)
20. Mickey Factz - Good Money
21. Q-Tip - Move
22. Jake One ft. Freeway - How We Ride
23. Platinum Pied Pipers ft. J Dilla - Shotgun (Waajeed’s Pinky Rmx)
24. T3 - Live (prod. Frank Dukes)
25. Busta Rhymes - Light Up A Fire (prod. Don Cannon)
26. Capone-N-Noreaga - Follow The Dollar
27. Jay Electronica - Exibit A (Transformations)
28. Haircut ft. Guilty Simpson - Chief Pat Pockets
29. The Cool Kids - Delivery Man
30. Theophilus London ft. Jesse Boykins - Higher
31. Machinedrum - The Time
32. Redman ft Oh No - Lay You Out
33. 88 Keys ft. Kanye West - Stay Up (Stoney Rock Rmx)
34. Jay-Z ft. Kanye West & Biggie - Swagger (Rob Deniro Rmx)
35. Pacific Division ft. Ty & Kory - NoNo!
36. Exile “Radio” Mega Mix (Don Cannon Outro)
37. Hollyweerd - Cut The Check

Some great tracks!!

MP3: Beatz GaLaw f. Mickey Factz & MIMS - Block Em’

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You know we had to post this Mickey feature.



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Beatz GaLaw f. Mickey Factz & MIMS - Block Em’



Spotted at 2DB!

Compilation: Brother Ali - The Rope-A-Dope

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Brother Ali's been killing tracks for a minute now, but his verse on "2nd Time" on the DJ Benzi was just a breath of fresh air: "People are starvin, you're talkin' about ballin / Can't think of nothing more important than that jargon / 100 different ways to describe diamonds sparklin'". To check out that track, click here.

So when I saw this compilation, I definitely had to check it out and post it, so enjoy!



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Brother Ali - The Rope-A-Dope (Mixtape)

Video: Queens Get the Money

. Dec 28, 2008
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This is a crazy underrated track, so I'm glad someone made a video for it:

MP3: Cool Kids - Loose Wires (remix)

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I love the original track, and the Cool Kids surely did the damn thing on this remix. Check it out!



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Cool Kids - Loose Wires (remix)

MP3: Lykke Li ft. Drake & Mickey Factz - Little Bit

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The big homie Mickey Factz shot this gem over to us. Enjoy this remix!


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Lykke Li ft. Drake & Mickey Factz - Little Bit

Kicks: Nike Air Classic BW - Persian Violet

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These are sick...Click here for the full scoop.




Video: Phene "Can't Shake It"

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Dope track and video by Phene. For those of you that are new to the blog or unfamiliar with Phene, click here for the full scoop. Be sure to download "The Spokesman" and "This is the Phenemix". I had these mixtapes on rotation for well over a week and I must say, they are crucial. Phene's lyrical acuity is on point and in my opinion, he is a breath of fresh air at a time where MCs #1 concern is selling records. Check out the video below, and be sure to stop by his myspace and show him some love.


Mixtape: What's In My Backpack Vol. 1.5: I Love The 90's

. Dec 27, 2008
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Dope compilation by the good people of Check The Rhime. This one is definitely for the hip hop heads. Here is what they had to say about the mix:

" Vol 1.5 aka I Love The 90s is a relatively short work of a few overlooked 90s gems from some well and lesser known names. Juggaknots to Common (Sense), Natural Resource (Jean Grae’s old group) to Black Star, there’s something for every 90s head."

Tracklist:
01. Common Sense - A Penny For My Thoughts
02. Da Bush Babees - Gravity
03. Natural Resource - They Lied
04. O.C. - Born 2 Live
05. Skee-Lo - Top Of The Stairs
06. Lost Boyz - All Right
07. Black Star - K.O.S. (Determination)
08. Edo G. And The Bulldogs - Love Comes And Goes
09. Emanon - Emanon
10. Juggaknots - Loosifa
11. Atmosphere - God’s Bathroom Floor
12. Digable Planets - Jettin’

Download



Design: Eureka Tower Carpark, AU

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Pretty dope optical illusion.




Spotted at: AIE

Mixtape: Convinced - Stocking Stuffers

. Dec 24, 2008
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Props to the homie E-Dub for shooting this over. Enjoy!



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Convinced - Stocking Stuffers (Mixtape)

MIXTAPE: An iLL Vibes Xmas (Mixed by DJ DLO)

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Ok, so I know we are little late on the timing, but hey man it's christmas eve and there is plenty of time to celebrate today and tomorrow with some fresh christmas jamz. iLL Vibes with DJ DLO put together a short mix of holiday cheer with a blend of oldschool, new school, and classic tracks. So click the link, drop your comments, and wrap up the gifts vibing to this mix.


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An iLL Vibes Christmas (Mixed By: DJ DLO)

Tracklisting:

1. iLL Vibes Intro
2. Snoop Dogg - Santa Claus is Going Straight to the Ghetto
3. Ludacris - Ludacrismas
4. Stevie Wonder - What Christmas Means to Me
5. Run DMC - Christmas in Hollis
6. Run DMC feat. Keith Murray, Mase, Puff Dady, Onyx, Salt n Peppa - Santa Baby
7. TLC - Sleigh Ride
8. Wham! - Last Christmas
9. LL Cool J - Jingling Baby
10. A Tribe Called Quest - Luck of Lucien
11. Frank Sinatra - Jingling Bells (DJ DLO Remix)
12. DJ DLO - DLO the Big Asian outro

ENJOY and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!


MP3: Mr. Music - For the Longest Time

. Dec 23, 2008
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This is a definite hot track!



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Mr. Music - For the Longest Time

Christmas Mix Brought By Our Friends

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So the big homies at Funkadelic Freestyles, DC to BC, and THATREALISH compiled this crazy Christmas mix to put you all in the mood of the holiday season. Whether you're looking to stay warm, whether you enjoy the feeling of this season, whether you're looking forward to giving/receiving gifts, no matter your desire, this mix will help accentuate those feelings. So enjoy, and be sure to give props to these sites for putting in the hard work!



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A FUNKADELIC CHRISTMAS


Present 01. Sufjan Stevens - The Winter Solstice
Present 02. James Brown - It's Christmas Time
Present 03. Tony! Toni! Tone! - My Christmas
Present 04. Weezer - The Christmas Song
Present 05. Vince Guaraldi Trio - Christmas Time Is Here
Present 06. Snoop Dogg - Santa Claus Is Going Straight To The Ghetto
Present 07. De La Soul - Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa I
Present 08. The Roots - Millie Pulled A Pistol on Santa II
Present 09. Christmas Is Cancelled?
Present 10. The Jackson 5 - Give Love On Christmas Day
Present 11. The Temptations - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Present 12. Killer Mike - A Christmas Grind
Present 13. Ludacris - Ludacrismas
Present 14. Bing Crosby - White Christmas
Present 15. Sufjan Stevens - Jingle Bells With The Simpsons
Present 16. Daniel Merriweather - Wonderful Christmas Time

Video: True Hip Hop Stories: Lords of the Underground

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Shouts out to Manny Faces for puttin' me on to this. For those that don't know, D-Nice has been directing a series entitled "True Hip Hop Stories" featuring exclusive interviews with legends of the game. This episode features NJ's very own DoItAll Dupré of Lords of The Underground. Check it out:

MP3 Drops: Wordsmith

. Dec 22, 2008
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So Wordsmith has been around for a minute putting the DMV on the map for a while. I've been meaning to post a bit on him, so why not just drop a few bombs from dude who sent these songs to us and which have been circulating the Internet for a while.



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Wordsmith - Game Set Point ft. Skyzoo, UnLearn, Danny Goines, Ra the MC

Wordsmith - The Ghost in my Dreams



In the meantime, watch out for his HipHopdx sponsored Mixtapes "The Revolution Begins with a Takeover Vol. 1 & 2," "The Mid-Year Review," and "The 2008 Resolution & Re-Cap" Also, be on the look out for Chubb Rock and Wordsmith's "Bridging the Gap" Album and Wordsmith & I.N.C The Poets "A Baltimore Martini" UK Album coming in 2009. He's definitely making a lot of moves this year and beyond.

MP3: CurT@!n$ - Yes Yes Yall

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http://www.zshare.net/audio/5311286464f17aa2/



Props to Mickey for shooting this over.

MUSIC VIDEO: Daniel Merriweather - Change (Feat. Wale)

. Dec 21, 2008
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I'm Loving the Combo here...

Classic Video: Digital Underground "Same Song"/"Dowutchyalike"

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When I was younger I used to love Digital Underground. Coming from the west coast, they showed people (especially us cats on the east coast) that west coast rap was not limited to just "gangster rap" and it could actually be about having a good time. Funk-ridden beats and whimsical rhymes became a staple of the group, which was a huge shift from their initial political focus. These are two of my favorite Digital Underground videos. "Dowutchyalike" was a feel good song which told us to let go and have fun, an essence that was definitely captured in the video. "Same Song" was dope not only because was it a music video for the hilarious movie "Nothing But Trouble", but it also featured a young Tupac Shakur who was once a member of the group. Aight, that's enough chatter....let it marinate.





PS. Shock G gets mad props for producing one of my favorite Tupac joints "I Get Around"


Video: "Can't Wrap This"

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This video had me crackin' up...check it out...Happy Holidays everyone!


Video: THE INTERNET in 1969

. Dec 20, 2008
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A Pre-conceived version of the Internet.



Too bad they forgot about spam! haha

VOTE FOR US: BEST OF DMV BLOG

. Dec 19, 2008
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So EliteDC Magazine is asking the DC constituents to vote for their "best of" whatever, including the best blog. Make sure to visit the site here and vote us in if you feel we're the Best Blog in the DMV. Honestly, this is a tough one, especially since there are sooooo many incredible blogs in this area. Shout-outs to all of them and thanks for the support! The important thing is to vote and make sure you let people know!!



ONCE AGAIN, GO TO HTTP://WWW.BESTOFDMV.COM TO MAKE YOUR VOICE KNOWN!!

MP3s: J.A.M.E.S. WATTS

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Some fresh drops from our dude J.A.M.E.S. WATTS. The first joint is from the latest Mick Boogie x Judah mixtape that we posted earlier and the second is from J.A.M.E.S.'s two-minute warmup series. Check them out!



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J.A.M.E.S. WATTS - The Quickstrike (Prod. Judah)

J.A.M.E.S. WATTS - Two Minute Warmup Pt. 7

Mixtape: Blu - Drop The E (Collected & Compiled)

. Dec 18, 2008
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Our dude Santo Angelo from WeDoItRight shot this project over to us, and it is definitely worth downloading. In case you haven't heard about Blu, here is a quick start and tutorial.



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Blu - Drop The E (Collected & Compiled)

Time Person of the Year: Barack Obama

. Dec 17, 2008
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To be designated Person of the Year is no small matter, although that's entirely disputable given the designation of George W. Bush and such controversial figures as Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Ayatollah Khomeini. Nevertheless, the symbolic event of electing Barack Obama and who and what he represents made such a designation quite clear from the beginning. Quite simply, the momentum behind this election questions - although doesn't replace - the history that has infected and plagued this nation, a small step toward true equality and justice.


Too cool for school



FOR THE TIME ARTICLE ABOUT BARACK OBAMA, CLICK HERE.

Video: Rosenberg Interviews Premo

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DJ Premier sits down with Peter Rosenberg to talk about the creation of the "Nas Is Like" record...whoa! I included the track below because as he was talking about it, I kept pausing the video to listen to it. You can thank me later...Enjoy!






Bonus - Rosenberg Radio - Best of Premo
Part 1
Part 2

Video: N*E*R*D "Sooner or Later"

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Dope video and song off their recent release, Seeing Sounds. The recent economic downturn definitely made for a great video concept. Enjoy!

Mixtape: MeLo-X - Mustafa’s Renaissance

. Dec 16, 2008
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This guy has been putting in work and creating a buzz for himself these past few months. You guys definitely need to check out this guy whose passion and humility are evident in his music and hustle. With features from Nikki Ntu, Theophilus London, Jesse Boykins III, Mickey Factz and more, this mixtape will surely be bumped left and right, from one sound system to the next.



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MeLo-X - Mustafa’s Renaissance (Mixtape)


MP3: Mr. Music ft. LA - Déjà Vu

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Hot fiyah from Mr. Music and LA. Props to Gowhere for sending this to us.



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Mr. Music ft. LA - Déjà Vu


Tell us what you think!!

All I Can Report is That It is a Size 10

. Dec 14, 2008
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The above title is a direct quote from President Bush after the following happened during a news conference:

Design: LED Hourglass by Young Bok Kim

. Dec 13, 2008
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Check out this new age hourglass which utilizes LED lights in place of sand.



Classic Video: Tha Alkaholiks "Daaam"

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What can I say about this track?....straight CLASSIC. Let it marinate...

Culture VI Interview With Joell Ortiz [Part 1]

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Will from Culture VI sits down with Joell Ortiz and talks about a variety of topics ranging from Ortiz's upcoming album,"Slaughterhouse", to his impressions on emcees in the game right now. This interview was very insightful and it is clear that Ortiz is serious about his craft.I totally agree with Ortiz when he questions how emcees in the game can gas up when they are not getting any love from the hip hop legends. Check out the interview below, you will not be disappointed.

Video: Charles Hamilton - Brooklyn Girls

. Dec 12, 2008
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Finally this joint dropped lol


Video: Duo Live ft. Joell Ortiz, Red Cafe, Uncle Murder, & M.O.P

. Dec 11, 2008
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I have been bumpin' this track for a minute now. Check out the video below:

Design: Peugeot Touch Concept by Enache Florin

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This design is too sweet. Via YD, "[The Peugeot Touch] has a light weight body that in some areas, like the doors, are placed touch-sensitive sensors and finger recognition. [These sensors ensure that] only the owner can use the car. Everything is opened [and activated] by touch. The lights compose symbols made out of LED’s, in this way the car has it’s own identity at night. This associates the car with its parent company, identifying it uniquely as the Peugeot Touch". The only thing I would be worried about is security. I mean, the technology would have to be on point in order to ensure that only you can access it and that there are no problems when you try to access it. I am def. feeling the lines of the car; very smooth. Yup...








MIXTAPE: 10XDeep Presents: The New Deal Mixtape- Mixed by DJ Benzi

. Dec 10, 2008
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THIS MIXTAPE IS RIDICULOUS!!!

Just check out the tracklisting, so many cats on this like Wale, Brother Ali, Charles Hamilton, Jay-z, Kanye, Common, Chester French, Kidz in the Hall, Joel Ortiz, Blue, Colin Munroe, Izza Kizza, ETC!!!!!

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MIXTAPE: 10XDeep Presents: The New Deal Mixtape- Mixed by DJ Benzi


Check it out and give it a listen: