Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mohammad Dangerfield - Free 99

New Jersey's Hasan Salaam and NYC's Rugged N Raw join forces to bring you one of my favorite albums of 2010. I'm new to Rugged N Raw but Hasan Salaam has been on radar for years now. He always brings it raw and gritty and with "Mohammad Dangerfield" he continues to give you the dope raw Hip Hop you'll expect.

One strange thing to note: Although the song "The BBQ Joint" was released as the first single (and video) off the album. The song is not contained within "Free $.99". However I included it within the zip file as bonus song.

Writer's Block

The BBQ Joint

Writer’s Block ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq
Damn Right ft. Sha Stimuli
If I Could ft. Sheba Shane
Van Gogh
Looney Toon
Flying Coach
Road Trippin’
Mama Said

Download Here (62 MB)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Scottie Royal - Remixes

Now I know most of you are going love this. Scottie Royal's throwback sound of smooth jazzy vibes with a touch of Boom bap will be gold to your ears. As you notice by the tracklist Scottie Royal isn't content to remix the standard tunes most other up and coming producers has used. Instead he goes for little known tracks to add his flavor upon.

Stoops (Remix) - 87 Stick Up Kids
Ce Job n'est Pas Pour Moi (Remix)- AirOne
Burning Bridges (Remix) - K-OS
Rock and Rol' (Remix) - Lex
Welcome to Durham (Remix) - Little Brother featuring Big Daddy Kane
Hoodlum (Remix) - Mobb Deep
Mathematics (Remix) - Mos Def
Stop With The Advice (Remix) - Sirah

Download/Listen Here (89MB)

DJ Byze One - Word Lyfe

Veteren DJ Byze One (Soundation) spins a fine collection of remixes and head nodding joints for . Byze One may not be a name known to most but true indeed he has long history within So Cal deejay scene.

Proceed (BeatMinerz Rmx) - The Roots
The World Is Yours (Byze Blend) - Jay Electronica
Give Up The Goods - Mobb Deep f/Big Noyd
Word...Lyfe - O.C
Let's Get It On - Smif n Wesun (Mr Walt Remix)
LeFlaur LeFlah Eshkoshka - Heltah Skeltah
Soul On Ice - Ras Kass (Diamond D Rmx)
Full Scale - Showbiz & A.G (R.I.P Roc Raida)
The Enemy - D.I.T.C
The Red - JayLib
Paraphenelia - Mr Walt Beat
Bonita Applebum (U.K Remix)- A Tribe Called Quest
Moms Instrumental - A Tribe Called Quest
The Future - De la Soul
Interlude - DJ Premier
Players - Slum Village
New Love - Stoney Jackson (SAS/Madlib)

Download/Listen (123 MB)

Black Thought and J Period - - Live Mixtape (Illadelph Edition)

Black Thought & J Period team up at The Manifesto to bring you 30 minutes of pure golden live  Hip Hop.

Live Mixtape Intro
The Next Movement (Live)
Clones (Live)
Right On (Live)
Bam Bam Interlude
Jamrock (J. Period Live Remix)
Hip Hop (J. Period Live Remix)
Oh Yeah (J. Period Live Remix)
Forever (J. Period Live Remix)
D.O.A. (J. Period Live Remix)
One More Chance (J. Period Live Remix)
Shook Ones Interlude
Survival (J. Period Live Remix)
Simon Says (J. Period Live Remix)
Gin & Juice (J. Period Live Remix)
Thought @ Work (Live)
Rakim - Juice (Tribute Remix)
Kane - Raw (Tribute Remix)
Slick Rick - Children's Story (Tribute Remix)
Guru - Just To Get A Rep (Tribute Remix)
Live Mixtape Outtro
Bonus: Go Hard (Live At BK Hip Hop Fest)

Direct Download (98 MB)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Lady Tribe Lazy K - NY 2 LA

Two members of the Murda Mamis, one from East Coast and the other from the West Coast combined to produce, I believe, the first all female deejays mixtape. Some of you many recognize Lady Tribe as Nikki from her disastrous disgusting appearance on Rock of Love 3. Despite what you saw on the show Tribe is a well known and respected person within the So Cal graff scene.

Known as one the best mixtape deejays DJ Lazy K has been putting it down for years in NYC. She started out in 1991 within the NY battle scene so you know she got skillz. Lately she tends to lean towards the more commercial side with her mixtapes for my taste but this mixtape from 2006 is decent enough.

Download (84 MB)

Qwel and Maker - Rarities and Remixes

This collection of rare songs and several remixes from Owl, the third album from Qwel & Maker , is pure underground Hip Hop gold. If your heard DJ Bizkid's Break The Mold (HERE) you know what to expect. I guarantee if you love underground Hip Hop you won't be able to not nod your head to this collection of tunes.

Intro (Rob Wonder Remix)
Letting Life Pass By (Ancient Astronauts Remix)
Down Dumbing (DJ Day Remix)
Holler (RPM Remix)
El Camino feat. Pugs Atomz (DJ Vadim Remix)
Gin River (X144 Remix)
Megaphone (Qwel & Maker Rarity)
Cookie Cutter (Swamburger Remix)
Gambling Man (Joey Beats Remix)
Play By Play (Qwel & Maker Rarity)
Letting Life Pass By feat. Serengeti (Emynd Remix)
Word To The Wise (Michal Menert Remix)
Pitching Pennies (Doc Delay Remix)
Megaphone feat. Scud One (Herma Puma Remix)
El Camino (Maker Remix)

Download (125 MB)

Swiff LaRoc - A Arte De Malabarisimo

I saw this on various blogs a week or so ago but due to the Portuguese title (The Art Of Juggling) I'm assumed it was Brazilian breaks mix. After Swiff LaRoc sent me a email last week I decided to give his mix a listen. My original assumption was totally wrong it's extraordinary (mostly) Hip Hop blends mix.

Don't let the title of fool you this is one mix for your collection.

Download/Listen (107MB)

Common Repackaged

Over the course of 5 weeks we put up Common acapellas and had producers submit their best remixes. After some bumps in the road we had a vote and the final tracklist was chosen.
The Backpacked

There's been a deluge of Common remixes over the years and I'm not gonna front and say this the best of them all. That distinction goes to Beatnick & K Salaam (HERE) and Soul Supreme & Statik Selektah (HERE). However, a couple of tunes are solid and the rest are worth a listen. The Boomjacks Go Remix is one of best remixes of  "Go"  I've heard ever.

Go (The Boomjacks Remix)
Car Horn (Stoff Remix)
Reminding Me (Of Sef) (Stoff Remix)
1-9-9-9 (XTC Remix)
Dooinit (Matthew Meier Remix)
Resurrection (T-Rod Remix)
6th Sense (Stoff Remix)
Gladiator (Agor Remix)
Sun God (Stoff Remix)

Download/Listen Here (51 MB)

King Most - CMJ Showcase 2010 Mix

As a promo for the upcoming CMJ Showcase (Thursday, October 21st) Audible Treats has commissioned King Most to produce a short mix of all the artists performing at the event. Similar to last year mix (HERE) King Most drops some quality Hip Hop.

Download/Listen Here (33 MB)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ruck N' Wiz - Fresh Delivery Vol. 1

Switzerland's Ruck N Wiz (Ruck P and Wiz) drop a couple less than steller tunes here and there but mostly alot of quality newer joints in this new mixtape. For all you heads out there sleeping on new music this is perfect for you.

This mix even includes two tunes from former New Orleans resident now LA representer Quickie Mart.

Planet Asia - Up All Night feat. Copywrite
Rakaa - Delilah
Reflection Eternal - Ballad Of The Black Gold
The Roots - Dear God 2.0
1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) - The Darkest Cloud feat. Chase Infinite
Kali - Higher feat. Termanology
Keldamuzik - Wind Blows feat. Lingo Starr and Kirk
Joell Ortiz - Food For Thought
Reef The Lost Cauze - The Purpose feat. Mistah F.A.B., Sha Stimuli and Cappadonna
Quickie Mart - Tell Me Something feat. Freddie Gibbs & Jes Hudak
J. Cole - Higher
John Robinson & Lewis Parker - International Summers
Freeway - One Thing feat. Raekwon
Mayo & B. White - The Streets Need It (feat. AZ)
Celph Titled - Styles Aint Raw feat. Apathy and Chino XL
Masta Ace & Edo G - Why Does It Matter
Reef The Lost Cauze - My Styles Greater
Body Struggling - Body Struggling feat. Big Twin
Sha Stimuli - 123
Rakaa - Eyes Wide feat. Krondon
Sean Price - Thats What We Want feat. Big Twinz
Punchline - My Execution
Clinton Sparks - G.O.O.D. Music (feat. Consequence & Common & Talib Kweli)
Nefew - Biko
Black Sheep - Party Tonight feat. Jean Grae
Fashawn - Sunny CA Interlude
Krondon - Eyes Have It feat. Fashawn
9th Matic - It's On feat. Khrysis
Smiley The Ghetto Child - I'm Legend
Quickie Mart - Game Change feat. Planet Asia
Slum Village - Lock It Down
Chali 2na - Lock Sh*t Down feat. Talib Kweli
Koolade - Philly Morning feat. Maylay Sparks

Download (90 MB)

Link courtesy of Let The Brainz Blo G

DJ Bizkid - Break The Mold

Germany's DJ Bizkid teams up with Chicago based Hip Hop label Galapgos 4 to mix some their best tunes from their various artists over the past decade.

If you haven't heard of G4's music before you definitely need to do so. They make some high quality underground Hip Hop. In my opinion this is one of the best underground mixes made this year so far.

All my fellow Hip Hoppas out there you need to hear this!!

Golden Era -Qwel

Thin Red Line - Typical Cats

Intro DJ Bizkid
Golden Era - Qwel
Chicago - Qwazaar
Thin Red Line - Typical Cats
Maxwell Street - Robust
City Heat - Royce
Paramount - Offwhyte
The Big One - Pugslee Atomz
Welcome to Chicago - Qwel
Chicago (Exclusive)- Hellsent
Kid is Raw - Offwhyte
Be Where? - Anacron
Dark & Stormy (Exclusive) - Robust
The Metropolitan People -Offwhyte
The Manhattan Project- Qwel
Rush Hour - Nacrobats
North to Broadway - Offwhyte
Red C - Qwel
Chicago Under a Full Moon - Offwhyte and Mestizo
Howard to 95th - Himself
Chicago Barbeque - Qwel
Wind Instrument - Qwel
Augusta 90b - Maker

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Vin Roc - Best Of Underground

Misfortune has struck  5th Platoon's Vin Roc.

It seems his bulldog Boss is in need surgery for a torn ACL. In order to raise funds Vin has taken to selling three different mixes: Vibe Aid, So Much Soul 6 and this classic from 2003.

Below is not the entire mix it is only side A. If you want the full mix a donation of $3.00 is not unreasonable to help Vin Roc out. 

"Years ago I put out a MIXTAPE with FatBeats around the time the Triple Threat Djs album was droppin on the FatBeats Label. It was a mix with a lot of the stuff I use to buy at the shop. High n Mighty, Blackstarr, Big L just to name a few.'
Vin Roc

Universal Magnetic - Mos Def
Shining Star Remix - Sunz Of Man ft. Beenie Man
Boom - Royce Da 5' 9"
When The Fat Lady Sings - Cypress Hill ft. Gza
Good Life - Cali Agents
Blood Brothas - Cali Agents
Work The Angles/Triple Optics- Dilated Peoples
High & Mighty
Flagrant - Choclair
Holdin It Down - Big L
Super Brooklyn - Cocoa Brovaz
One - Zion I
Wake Up - Kazi
Bend Ova - Phife
M.I.A. - Missing Linx
Whenimondamic - Lootpack
Jayou - Jurassic 5

Download (53 MB)

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Nomis - Rosario Dawson

Oceanside (San Diego) emcee NomiS released this superb album a few months ago. For all you looking for some fresh quality Hip Hop look no further than Nomis. This is underground Hip Hop at it's best.

Dropping Jewels
Count On Me
Rosario Dawson
The Legacy Feat. Blame One
Nobody Feat. Cas Metah & Deadmanwalking
I Just Wanna Rap
Far From A Shook One Feat. Manchild (MarsILL) & iAMe (Sandpeople/Oldominion)
LMNO Speaks
Rock On
On Behalf of the Silenced

Download (81 MB)

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DJ Rahdu - Something The Roots Made

Who doesn't love The Roots? I got something that all Roots fans are sure to love.

DJ Rahdu has complied and mixed a great collection of remixes produced by The Roots for other artists through the years. I'm sure many of you probably haven't heard many of these tunes before. Even I didn't know The Roots produced a remix for the Adriana Evans song Seeing is Believing.

This is definitely one for your mixtape collection.

Tracie Spencer – It’s All About You (Not About Me) (The Roots Remix)
Mondo Grosso – Closer (The Roots Remix)
Les Nubians – Tabou (The Roots Remix)
Eric Benet & The Roots – Why
*Bonus Adriana Evans – Seeing is Believing (The Roots Remix)
Bahamadia – I Confess (The Roots Remix)
Sweetback – Au Natural feat Bahamadia (The Roots Remix)
Bobby Hutcherson – Montara (The Roots Remix)
Common – Reminding Me (of Sef) (The Roots Remix)
Olu – Sista Why (The Roots Remix)
The Jungle Brothers – Brain (The Roots Remix)
Sylk 130 – Gettin’ Into It (Brother ? Mix)
*Bonus Femi Kuti – Blackman Know Yourself (The Roots Remix)

Download/Listen (48 MB)

Link courtesy of Snewty