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Blog Hiatus

>> Wednesday, 7 July 2010

It is unfortunate that i am going to have to put the blog on a temporary hiatus. It is not something that i particularly want to do but don't have much choice simply because i just do not have the time to commit to posting quality music to the blog like i had always aimed for. I cannot give a accurate estimate as to how long this hiatus will last, but i am hopeful that it won't be for too long. In the mean time, there are plenty of other Hip-Hop blogs, including those in my affiliates, which you can check out.



Chiddy Bang - Air Swell (Mixtape) [2010]

>> Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Artist: Chiddy Bang
Release Title: Air Swell (Mixtape)
Date Of Release: 2010

Chiddy Bang have released a seven song “mini-mixtape”, Air Swell to follow-up their widely appreciated Swelly Express mixtape released last year. This mini-mixtape is hopefully an appetizer for their eminent debut LP, whenever it may come out.
1. Air Swell Intro
2. Breakfast
3. Hey London
4. Pass Out (Chiddy Bang Freestyle)
5. Shooter
6. Stylo (Chiddy Bang Remix)
7. Under The Sheets

Download It!


Jeremiah Jae - Eating Donuts & Other Refined Foods [2010]

>> Monday, 28 June 2010

Artist: Jeremiah Jae
Release Title: Eating Donuts & Other Refined Foods
Date Of Release: 2010

Chicago based producer and emcee Jeremiah Jae, the newest member of Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder collective. 'Eating Donuts & Other Refined Foods' is a new mixtape available for free download, which features jams made by Jae himself, along with a whole mess of productions from J. Dilla, Madlib, Projek, and Flying Lotus, and the guy's cool-tempered, raspy cadence.

1. Stop Bitin’ (Prod. J Dilla)
2. People As I Am (Prod. J Dilla)
3. Rolls (Prod. Madlib)
4. Mash Potatoes Spinach (Prod. J Dilla)
5. Greek Down (Prod. Madlib)
6. Freebase (Prod. Jeremiah Jae)
7. Quester (Prod. Jeremiah Jae)
8. Smoke Circle (Prod. Madlib)
9. Jackson Park (Prod. Flying Lotus)
10. Green Escaped (Prod. Madlib)
11. Fly By Night (Prod. Madlib)
12. GobStopper (Prod. J Dilla)
13. Don’t Fry (Prod. J Dilla)
14. Food Hu$tle (Prod. Madlib)
15. Truth Sayers (Prod. Projeck)
16. Different Flavors (Prod. J Dilla)
17. ***BONUS***


RJD2 - Inversions of the Colossus [2010]

>> Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Artist: RJD2
Release Title: Inversions of the Colossus
Date Of Release: 2010

Following on the success of The Colossus, producer/DJ/instrumentalist extraordinaire RJD2 returns with Inversions of the Colossus, a companion piece of its own unique nature. The “instrumental” album is a time-honored tradition in hip-hop that RJD2 has taken advantage of whenever possible (without an instrumental version of “Magnificent City”, there would be no MAD MEN theme!) However, in classic RJ fashion, he decided to create Inversions with a new twist on the idea: in essence, all 7 of the vocal songs on The Colossus appear here sans vocals.

01. 3:04 The Perfect Occasion
02. 5:28 Games You Can Win (Instrumental)
03. 2:51 Liquid Luck
04. 4:26 The Glow (Instrumental)
05. 4:51 In 3s
06. 4:09 The Shining Path (Instrumental)
07. 4:01 Crumbs Off The Table (Instrumental)
08. 4:05 A Sons Cycle (Instrumental)
09. 3:28 A Moment Of Weakness
10. 3:47 The First Sights Of Land
11. 1:40 Might As Well Step Forward
12. 2:25 Gypsy Caravan (Instrumental)
13. 3:39 Walk With Me (Instrumental)
14. 3:41 Calm Down


Moka Only - Morning Arrival MP3

Artist: Moka Only
Release Title: Morning Arrival MP3
Date Of Release: 2010

A Rob The Viking produced track from Moka’s forthcoming album, Airport 4, dropping on Legendary Ent. July 13, 2010.

01. Moka Only – Morning Arrival (Prod. Rob The Viking) (3:00)


Chiddy Bang - Truth [VIDEO]

>> Sunday, 20 June 2010


TURNSTEAK - Pollution Sonore EP [2010]

>> Sunday, 13 June 2010

Release Title: Pollution Sonore EP
Date Of Release: 2010

Dams & FX are two furious and restless glitch-hoppers outsiders from France. Coming straight from the cold of the scratch battles, beat-juggling heroic fantasy and sweaty competitions (nationwide), the dynamic duo TURNSTEAK is now at the edge of its overwhelming and groundbreaking explosion, outternationally.

Pollution Sonore EP is a five track masterpiece (really, you got to listen to that shit) that introduce the new French sound of the universe, a 8-bit distortion that breaks it loud, surely made for heavyweight sound systems.

01 - Better Than Amanda (Might Like You Better – Amanda Blank Turnsteak RMX)
02 - Yoga Mudra
03 - Bulles de bain
04 – Monastary
05 - Broken Control (Girls, Boys and Toys – Jahcoozi Turnsteak RMX)


Fashawn - Ode To Illmatic Mixtape [2010]

>> Friday, 11 June 2010

Artist: Fashawn
Release Title: Ode To Illmatic Mixtape
Date Of Release: 2010

01. Genesis
02. C.A. State Of Mind
03. Life's A Bitch feat. Talib Kweli
04. World Is Yours
05. Halftime
06. Memory Lane (Sittin' In Da Park)
07. One Love
08. One Time For Your Mind
09. Represent
10. It Ain't Hard To Tell
11. Represent (DJ Qvali Remix)


Chiddy Bang - Opposite Of Adults [VIDEO]

So Chiddy Bang are our artist of the month, and this is their great video for 'Opposite Of Adults', which samples MGMT's 'Kids'.


Stu Bangas (1/3 of Guns n Butter) - Interview

Boston based producer Stu Bangas (1/3 of Guns n Butter) chats about what inspired him to make beats, his relationship with infamous mobb & Kool G Rap. The Struggles of being an underground procuder and his upcoming project "Fight Music" With reef The Lost Cauze. Big Shouts to, enemy soil records and reef the lost cauze.


Reef The Lost Cauze - Fight Music [2010]

>> Saturday, 5 June 2010

Artist: Reef The Lost Cauze
Release Title: Fight Music
Date Of Release: 2010

Reef has teamed up with producers Guns-N-Butter (Stu Bangas,J-Scrilla and Chop-la-Rok) as well as some high-profile rappers for 13 rounds of raw rap on his new album, Fight Music.

01. 02:36 Intro
02. 03:22 OPG Theme Feat. Vinnie Paz Burke The Jurke
03. 04:57 Im A G
04. 03:31 Trigger Talk Feat. Bloodsport
05. 04:17 Bosses Feat. Akir K-Beta
06. 00:13 Chops Speak (Interlude)
07. 03:05 Get Me Outta Here
08. 04:18 Suicide Slang Feat. King Magnetic Slaine
09. 03:21 Lazy Sunday
10. 04:23 Three Greats Feat. Kool G. Rap R.A. The Rugged Man
11. 04:11 Cut U Up
12. 03:37 What We Rep Feat. Big Noyd
13. 05:08 Sun


Speakerbox Presents The Underground: June 2010

>> Thursday, 3 June 2010

The month of June, here we come. The Speakerbox Presents The Underground artist for this month is Chiddy Bang. Chiddy Bang are an American band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group consists of Chidera "Chiddy" Anamege, a.k.a. Proto, and Noah Beresin, better known as Xaphoon Jones, and Dan Summers, who met at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, PA. Their sound is based on the fusion of hip hop and unique sample choices from alternative leaning artists. You may have heard their song 'Opposite Of Adults' which samples MGMT's 'Kids'. The song did it's rounds on the internet and was positively received, and even charted well here in the UK gaining a peak of number 12.

Despite this, i want to give them this spot cause they do genuinely have skills and are a bunch of talented guys. Their success shouldn't be based off the samples they use, although it must be said, their choice of samples does make them unique and interesting and definately aids their appeal.

Artist: Chiddy Bang
Release Title: The Swelly Express (Mixtape)
Date Of Release: 2009

The Swelly Express is the debut mixtape of duo Chiddy Bang. The mixtape involves a range of songs which follow the true story of the duo's rise in the "industry" towards fame. Their songs represent the journey of the two kids, who came from Philly, and boarded many boring bus trips on the Chinatown buses to finally meet the "big-wigs" in NYC.

The album samples a whole range of songs from artists including MGMT, Ratatat, Yelle and Passion Pit.

1. "Get Up In The Morning" (Samples Israelites by Desmond Dekker & The Aces)
2. "Never" (samples Expialodocious by Pogo)
3. "Danger Zone"
4. "Fresh Like Us" (samples Ce Jeu by Yelle)
5. "Now U Know" (feat. Jordan Brown)
6. "Welcome To Major Label Inc skit"
7. "Truth" (samples Better Things by Passion Pit)
8. "Meet Mike Hoffman skit"
9. "Pro’s Freestyle 1.0"
10. "Awesome skit"
11. "Dream Chasin’"
12. "Silver Screen"
13. "Slow Down" (feat. The Root’s Black Thought & elDee The Don)
14. "Decline"
15. "Call Skit"
16. "Opposite of Adults" (samples "Kids" by MGMT)
17. "Voicemail skit"
18. "All Things Go" (samples "Chicago" by Sufjan Stevens)


Shad - TSOL [2010]

>> Saturday, 29 May 2010

Artist: Shad
Release Title: TSOL
Date Of Release: 2010

Known for his impressive wordplay and introspective lyricism, Ontario-based rapper Shad debuted in 2005 with the self-made When This Is Over that he paid for by winning a talent competition. His underground buzz maintained, but it was not until 2007’s The Old Prince that his body of work would be recognized as a bigger level.

He received two nominations for the LP in 2008 from the Juno and Polaris committees, though victory eluded him. Shad substantially stepped it up both lyrically, as heard on lead single “Yaa I Get It,” and contributor-wise for 2010’s TSOL. The album features Broken Social Scene’s Lisa Lobsinger and Brendan Canning along with singer Justin Nozuka and rapper Kamau.

01 Intro 1:52
02 Rose Garden 2:59
03 Keep Shining 3:28
04 Lucky 1'S 4:04
05 A Good Name 2:28
06 We Are The Ones (Reservoir Poetry) 4:09
07 Telephone 3:39
08 Call Waiting (Interlude) 1:52
09 Yaa I Get It 3:51
10 Listen 2:57
11 At The Same Time 4:56
12 We, Myself, And I 3:42
13 Outro 0:59


Cubbiebear - Still Can't Fly EP [2008]

Artist: Cubbiebear
Release Title: Still Can't Fly EP
Date Of Release: 2008
Website: /

1. Hooray
2. Damned
3. Punch Pretty Women For Fun
4. The Hulk
5. Ink


Pigeon Hole - Light Snow MP3 [2010]

>> Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Artist: Pigeon Hole
Release Title: Light Snow MP3
Date Of Release: 2010

This is an mp3 of the track "Light Show" by Pigeon Hole (Dusty & Marmalade from Sweatshop Union) ft. D-Sisive. This is the first leak from the album "Age Like Astronauts" which comes out on URBNET records June 15th and features D-Sisive, Moka Only, Itchy Ron & Mos Eisley of Sweatshop Union. This track and the entire record is produced by the Westcoast MC / producer duo.

1. Light Show (feat. D​.​Sisive)


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