Posts Tagged ‘hiphop’

Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names

September 22, 2010

Wow. Just wow. Click to enlarge.

via The Daily Swarm.

James

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Gza – Wu-Tang Revealed Trailer

August 18, 2010

Trailer for the new ‘Wu Tang Revealed’ documentary, made by the GZA, showcasing what life is really like on the road with the Clan. Should be a sick film!

James

Kanye West – Power

August 7, 2010

For those who think Mr. West has something of a God complex, I present to you the (shortened) video for Power. Directed by Marco Brambilla, this dynamic living portrait is somewhat over the top but, admittedly, is also visually stunning. Coming in at a lean 1:42, the video is a tad shorter than one might expect, but let’s be honest; could you really sit and watch this ode to Yeezy for a full three-and-a-half?

James

My Year of Mixtapes

March 24, 2010

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Yesterday a friend put me onto the blog of one Chrissy Murderbot, a ‘Chicago-based DJ/Producer in love with juke-rave-jungle-disco-dubstep-hi-NRG-gangsta-dancehall-ghetto-garage-core’. His blog, My Year of Mixtapes, is where Mr. Murderbot endeavours to post one free downloadable mixtape each week for an entire year. 52 weeks, 52 mixtapes.

The sheer scope of different genres available is pretty impressive – from early 90’s rave to ‘Neue Deutsche Welle’ each mix is accompanied by a short explanation of the roots of that genre – some of them have proven to be a fascinating read, as Chrissy’s extensive musical knowledge contextualises each individual mix. Of particular note are the Booty Bass, New Jack Swing and UK Funky mixes (well, to my ear anyway, different strokes for different folks!)

Be sure to check the blog out here.

James

DJ Jayceeoh Presents Super 7 Volume 3

January 28, 2010

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Less than one year after volume 2, Jayceeoh is back with the the highly anticipated release of Super 7 Volume 3. The All-Star line-up this time around is made up of DJ Scene (Las Vegas), Spryte (LA), Team Canada (Grandtheft & Dr-1) (Montreal), Klutch (NYC), M.O.S. (NYC), and Risk One (Seattle). For those unfamiliar with the Super 7 series, the format is 7 DJ’s, 10 minutes per set, any genre or style, with the main criteria focusing on making a creative and action packed mix. The DJs on this series are of the highest caliber.

Download here.

JAYCEEOH (NYC)

1. Super 7 Intro
2. Madlib feat Guilty Simpson – Kill Em
3. JayCeeOh – Reign On Top
4. Jay-Z – I Wanna Rock
5. High Caliber – Pistol Whip (Paul Anthony & ZXX Remix) (JayCeeOh Edit)
6. Kid Kaio vs Gucci Mane- We Don’t Give A (JayCeeOh Edit)
7. Jesse Rose – Well Now (Savage Skulls Remix)
8. A1 Bassline – Here Come Da (JayCeeOh Edit)
9. Caligula – The MainLine (JayCeeOh Edit)
10. Donae’o – Riot Music (JayCeeOh Edit)
(myspace.com/jayceeoh , jayceeoh@gmail.com)

TEAM CANADA (Grandtheft & Dr-1) (Montreal)

11. Intro
12. Soulwax- Krack
13. Grandtheft – The Power
14. Grandmaster Flash – White Lines (Grandtheft Remix)
15. Mr. Oizo – Cut Dick (Interlude)
16. LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great
17. The Units – High Pressure Days (Grandtheft Remix)
myspace.com/teamcanadadjs, booking@ehteamdjs

SPRYTE (LA)

18. Chicago Style – Molemen (Spryte Cut Intro)
19. B-boy Bonus #1 Instrumental (Spryte Juggle) – Rasco
20. Broken Tape Decks Instrumental – LA Symphony Vs. 1,2, Pass It Acapella – D&D Allstars (Spryte Live Mix)
21. Can’t Stop The Prophet Instrumental – Jeru (Spryte Interlude)
22. It’s The Nuts Instrumental – Beatnuts Vs. Swizz Beats
23. So What Cha Sayin Instrumental – EPMD Vs. Swizz Beats
24. Family Reunion – Kid Sister ft. David Banner (L.O.T.U. Intro)
25. A Brazilian DJ Saved Me – Indeep Vs. Earth Wind & Fire (2nd Nature Edit)
26. Colours – Calvin Harris
27. Earthquake (Treasure Fingers RMX) Instrumental – Little Boots (Spryte Party Cross the Dancefloor Edit)
28. Free Control (Hood Internet Edit) – Kid sister Vs. Phonat
29. Strutel Strut – Future Sound Primitive Vs. Don’t Call Me Baby – Madison Avenue (Spryte Live Mix)
30. Underwear Funk – Will Bailey
31. Seven (The Twelves Remix) – Fever Ray Vs. Calle Ocho – Pitbull (Spryte Live Mix)
32. Not From France (Louis La Roche Remix) – Don Diablo (Spryte Fancier Footwork Edit)
(myspace.com/spryte1 , djspryte@gmail.com)

RISK ONE (Seattle)

33. Risk One – Drizzy Drake Intro
34. Claire Hux – Light Skinndeded (feat David Rush)
35. Dario Nunez – Da Hasta (original mix)
36. Last Japan – Jungle Warrior (Audiofun Remix) R1 edit
37. The Partysquad – Murderer (original mix)
38. Nick Bridges – Underneath My Skin (S-Man Fire Mix) R1 edit
39. Noisettes – Sometimes I’m Heartless (Apple Juice & 6th Sense Remix)
40. Jay-z ft. Rihanna – Run This Town (Wise Guise Remix)
(djriskone.com, twitter.com/riskone)

DJ SCENE (Las Vegas)

41. Scene intro
42. Beatnuts “You Get Props”
43. Nas “Halftime”
44. Nas “It Aint Hard To Tell” (Scene blend)
45. Marinate Scratch
46. Artifacts – Wrong Side Of The Tracks (Juggle)
47. Audio Two “Top Billin” (Scene blend)
48. Wu Tang “C.R.E.A.M.” (Scene blend)
49. Biggie “Hypnotized” (Scene blend)
50. Gang Starr “Check The Technique” (juggle)
51. LL Cool J “Mama Said Knock You Out” (Scene blend)
52. Police scratch
53. 2pac “Hit Em Up” (Scene blend)
54. Method Man “METHOD MAN” (Scene blend)
55. Bass Scratch
(dj-scene.com, myspace.com/djscene)

DJ MOS (NYC)

56. DJ M.O.S. Intro / Nu Shooz – Point Of No Return
57. Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud – Super Casanova
58. Eazy E. – No Questions (M.O.S. Edit)
59. The Bar-Kays – Let’s Have Some Fun
60. Phoenix – Lisztomania (Holy Ghost Remix) (M.O.S. Edit)
61. Phoenix – LIsztomania (Classixx Remix)
62. Wham – Young Guns
63. BB & Q Band – Imagination
64. Chromeo – Opening Up
65. Kraftwerk vs. M.I.A. – Robots Phone Home Interlude (M.O.S. Mix)
66. Big Daddy Kane – Nuff Respect
(iamdjmos.com, freshistheword.blogspot.com )

DJ KLUTCH (NYC)

67. Phoenix Feat Purple Ribbon Allstars – Dj Klutch’s 1901 Kryptonite
68. Bloc Party – Banquet
69. Moxy – Step Down
70. T.I. – What You Know About Klutch
(myspace.com/djsalklutch , twitter.com/djklutch)

BONUS
71. Jayceeoh – Go Off! feat Scratch (Of The Roots), Skratch Bastid, Shiftee, Hedspin, Dopey, Mat The Alien, Marvel, I-Dee, Spryte, Excel, and Wundrkut

via High Snobiety.

James

Mos Def – History feat. Talib Kweli

January 13, 2010

Brand spanking new video for the Dilla-produced ‘History’, from Mos’ new album ‘The Ecstatic’. Back to those Blackstar days, thanks to a return-to-form guest spot from Mr. Kweli.

James

The Real Hip Hop is Over Here

October 14, 2009

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In celebration of the 30 anniversary of Rappers Delight, the Beeb has done a short little piece following a New York paramedic who, as a very young photojournalist was the unofficial documenter of the ‘birth of hip-hop’.

The 14th of October, 1979 was a special day for Sugarhill fans worldwide. But lest we forget a few days later, the non-commercial entity Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five gave us the seminal Superrappin’. Hip Hop subsequently arrived to a mass commercial audience. Did somebody say irony?

You didn’t?…well just carry on jiving then, ya sucka ass turkey!

Click HERE for the BBC video on the birth of Hip-Hop

Ps. How silly of me, did i forget to mention the death of it?

Dré

Lupe Fiasco – Fire

October 9, 2009

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Lupe’s latest leak, Fire, represents a welcome return to form for one of Chi-Town’s finest. Dropping a Jimi Hendrix sample (from his track of the same name) into the mix, this cut is very likely to appear on ‘Lasers’, his highly-anticipated new album.

Get it here.

James

Alex Goose – Blueprint 3 Outtakes

October 6, 2009

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Producer Alex Goose has made a small compilation of instrumentals that Jay-Z commissioned for his Blueprint 3 album, but never used. Jay isn’t on them obviously, but as they’re instrumentals feel free to rock your lyrics over the top and pretend to be Mr. Carter himself.

Available as a free download from here.

James

Fresh Wu Tang Vs Dekline Shoes

September 25, 2009

A number of years ago, an MTV Cribs episode featuring Wu-Tang at their LA hideaway revealed a serious dilemma. As Raekwon explained:

“In LA the climate is always off the hook out here. So you ain’t really got time to get fly, ‘coz by the time you get fly – it’s too hot!”

Indeed hiphop wear (denim, leathers, sweatshirts, bling, hi-tops etc) and hot weather do not mix. Thank God then, for this belated collaboration between the Staten Island crew and skate company Dekline.

This deck shoe combines lightweight PVC uppers and rubber sole with iconic Wu-Tang yellow & black branding. It’s a fashion Triumph! C.R.E.A.M. of the crop! Sure to grip the Gravel Pit!” (You see where I’m going with this?)

Available here

Kristian