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VA – Underground Hip Hop Compilation Vol. 19: Spring 2010 (Hosted by Louis Logic) [2010]

>> Sunday, 28 February 2010




Artist: Various Artists
Release Title: Underground Hip Hop Compilation Vol. 19: Spring 2010
Date Of Release: 2010

01. Louis Logic – Intro
02. Black Mask feat. Louis Logic – Broken Record
03. Serum – Brainstorm Troopah
04. Irregular – The War
05. Caligula – Sleeper Cell
06. Louis Logic – Drop (Skit)
07. Windchill – Joining The Fight
08. MC Subcon – It’s A Must That I Bust
09. Odd Ounce – Running Out Of Reason
10. DaVincci feat. Tenaj – Ever Since
11. Louis Logic – Drop (Skit)
12. Lyricly Insane – When Im Around
13. Charlie Tippie – Vocaloid (Terror Dactel Mix)
14. SVELT ST. – R.S.V.P.
15. Double Helix – For The Fans
16. Louis Logic – Drop (Skit)
17. Krookid Hooks – Commandments
18. Siryn – Mi Casa Su Casa
19. Affictionados feat. Bracey Hansun – My Mind Goes
20. Louis Logic – Drop (Skit)


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Joe Scudda - Not Your Average Joe EP [2010]

>> Wednesday, 24 February 2010




Artist: Joe Scudda
Release Title: Not Your Average Joe EP
Date Of Release: 2010
Website: http://www.myspace.com/joescudda

You all have probably heard of Joe Scudda from his affiliation with The Justus League / Hall of Justus, the rap collective from North Carolina which also includes Little Brother, Chaundon & 9th Wonder amongst a host of other names. Here is a free EP appropriately titled 'Not Your Average Joe' which is up to download having just been released on Joe's bandcamp.

01. Not Your Average Intro
02. Every Man
03. Bubblegum Tuna
04. Cali My Way (Ft. Diz Gibran)
05. Im Gone
06. Trunk Rattle Remix (Ft. Naledge, Freddie Gibbs & Mistah FAB)
07. Playing With Me
08. Pardon Me
09. From This Day (Ft. Carlitta Durand)
10. Think About It (Ft. Evidence)
11. $ Dont Make Me
12. Stoopid Dope Moves
13. Robert Downey Jr.
14. Catch Up (Bonus Track)


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Symmetry & Ryan Lewis – The Symmetry / Ryan Lewis LP [2010]

>> Sunday, 21 February 2010




Artist: Symmetry & Ryan Lewis
Release Title: The Symmetry / Ryan Lewis LP
Date Of Release: 2010
Website: http://www.myspace.com/symmetryandryanlewis

Not too long ago Ryan Lewis teamed up with Macklemore for The VS LP and now he teams up with Symmetry for The Symmetry / Ryan Lewis LP.

The duo has somehow managed to evoke just about every decade of popular music, coating each audible memory into a hyper-real representation of an era that never existed, a pastiche of allusions to the roaring 30s, the rock of the 60s and 70s, and the alternative revolution of the early 90s, all accomplished while remaining firmly rooted in the sonics of modern hip hop. Put simply, this may be the only record you’ll ever hear that will both
rattle your sub woofers and make you crave a mint julep.

1. (00:02:32) Symmetry / Ryan Lewis – Back In Business
2. (00:03:10) Symmetry / Ryan Lewis – Down
3. (00:03:04) Symmetry / Ryan Lewis – Feel Right
4. (00:02:58) Symmetry / Ryan Lewis – School Days
5. (00:03:17) Symmetry / Ryan Lewis – Make Me Yours
6. (00:03:11) Symmetry / Ryan Lewis – Fireflies
7. (00:02:20) Symmetry / Ryan Lewis – On Your Toes
8. (00:02:34) Symmetry / Ryan Lewis – Cuttin’ Out
9. (00:03:56) Symmetry / Ryan Lewis – Pardon Me


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Ras Kass needs your support!



Upcoming Ras Kass full length “Untitled Project” Limited Edition CD and Vinyl. This brand new 18-20 track project is currently being recorded and is almost finished. We’re keeping the details under raps, but you can expect top notch features and production. Pledge what you can to back the physical pressing of the project. Check out the pledge rewards on the right side, including the Ultra Limited Edition $1200 reward.

First off, thanks to everyone for supporting the Quarterly project on Bandcamp. The money raised from that project went directly to pay for studio time for this project. This time around we’re doing something different than the “choose your price” format. We’re going to release this project as a paid download, but in addition to that, we also want to manufacture 1000 limited edition CDs and 500 limited edition pieces of Vinyl. By backing this project you will be helping to finance the manufacturing of these products.

The project still needs a few finishing touches, but you can expect it to be 18-20 tracks long with high quality production and quality guest appearances. The Vinyl will also feature an exclusive bonus track not featured on the CD. The project is scheduled to be released late SPRING 2010.

Please support this project with any amount you can. If the project goal is not reached by the deadline, the money will not be charged to you, and the pressing of the project may not take place. Cutting and promoting a project actually costs a lot more than $3800, so hopefully we can meet and even exceed the online goal!

Check out the rewards on the right side of this page.

For more information send us a message by using the link on the bottom right corner of this page.

MORE DETAILS TO COME. SUPPORT INDEPENDENT HIP HOP, SHARE THIS PROJECT EVERYWHERE YOU CAN!

***All rewards include free shipping to your location and are reliant on the goal being reached.

Project location: Los Angeles, CA

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810 - Two New Songs

>> Friday, 19 February 2010




Artist: 810
Release Title: N/A
Date Of Release: 2010
Website: http://www.myspace.com/810musik / http://www.810muzik.blogspot.com

Yep, that's right. More from our under underground artist of the month, 810. Here are two new tracks from him. The first is entitled 'Save Me Now' and is produced by Mydus and is featured on Ashley Outrageous's The Playlist Vol. 1 mixtape. The second track is called 'Black Serenade' and is From the Black Sunn's Sol Parables EP, which is out on February 25. Peep, enjoy and support these new and upcoming rappers.


'Save Me Now' MP3

'Black Serenade' MP3

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Mainframe & Blu - Disco D.Y.N.A.M.I.T.E. [VIDEO]

>> Tuesday, 16 February 2010





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Mainframe & Blu – E.Q. EP [2010]




Artist: Mainframe & Blu
Release Title: E.Q. EP
Date Of Release: 2010
Website: http://newworldcolor.com/ / http://www.myspace.com/jandjbabyproducts

In celebration of their new company New World Color, Mainframe and Blu (better known as Johnson & Jonson) have been leaking a new track on their website every hour leading up to their new video “Disco D.Y.N.A.M.I.T.E.”

01. Mainframe – Knock ‘Em Out J
02. Mainframe & Blu – That Shit
03. Mainframe – Dum Dum Dum
04. Mainframe – Larry King
05. Mainframe & Gonjasufi – Time Of The Month
06. Mainframe – Fuk De Lux
07. Mainframe, Bianca G., Bob Smiles & DJ Ricky – Patty Cake
08. Mainframe & Dirty Paper – Brand New Pharmacy
09. Blu – Razor Blades
10. Blu – Wish Me Luck

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810 - Supply & Demand [2009]

>> Saturday, 13 February 2010




Artist: 810
Release Title: Supply & Demand
Date Of Release: 2009
Websites: http://www.myspace.com/810musik / http://www.810muzik.blogspot.com

Just in case you all didn't check out more from him, i'm posting more just to give you all a nudge in the right direction. Here is some more from our underground artist spotlight of the month, 810. This is a mixtape from early 2009 called Supply & Demand.




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Reks - In Between The Lines Mixtape [2010]




Artist: Reks
Release Title: In Between The Lines Mixtape
Date Of Release: 2010
Website: http://www.myspace.com/reksmdiesel

Here is the newest mixtape from Boston rapper Reks. This mixtape features production from the likes of Statik Selektah & DJ Premier and also features guest spots from rappers like Termanology, Torae & Insight, just to name a few. So in other words..definately worth a listen.

01. Green Lantern Intro
02. Self Titled (off R.E.K.S. album) (prod. by Statik Selektah)
03. I Don’t Play (LFHQ DJ Premier Exclusive)
04. Understand (prod. by Lee Bannon)
05. Rap-a-nomics feat. Slaine & Torae (prod. by Statik Selektah)
06. Count If Off feat. CurT@ins (prod. by Statik Selektah)
07. 2012 (prod. by Statik Selektah)
08. God Damn! feat. Freddie Gibbs (prod. by Statik Selektah)
09. I Too, America (prod. by Statik Selektah)
10. 7am feat. Termanology, Steven King, J-Status & JFK (prod. by Statik Selektah)
11. That’s What’s Up feat. Bossman (prod. by Statik Selektah)
12. Hennessy (prod. by Statik Selektah)
13. Henny @ Halftime feat. Ron artest (prod. by Statik Selektah)
14. Dangerous (Showoff) feat. JFK, Statik Selektah & Kali (prod. by Statik Selektah)
15. 21st Century Rap (prod. by Anthem)
16. Banner City feat. Termanology & Easy Money (off DJ Deadeye album, prod. by MGI)
17. Diesel feat. Chi Knox & Lucky Dice (prod. by Rain)
18. City Night Stories feat. Nature, Soul Theory & G Huff (prod. by Soul Theory)
19. Down Like That (Lawtown) (prod. by Statik Selektah)
20. Evil That Men Do feat. JV (prod. by DEMOBeats)
21. Problem feat. LMS & Saheed (prod. by OZNY)
22. In Between The Lines Freestyle (prod. by Infinite Archetype)
23. Lucky Man (prod. by Statik Selektah)
24. International feat. El Da Sensei & Insight (prod. by Insight)
25. Something From Nothing feat. Mr M.O.E. & B.R. (ATL) (prod. by S-Type)
26. Jena Side (prod. by 1914)
27. Invasion Outro

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Tanya Morgan Presents: Donwill - Laura's Tape [2010]

>> Friday, 12 February 2010




Artist: Donwill
Release Title: Laura's Tape
Date Of Release: 2010
Website: http://www.myspace.com/donwont

Donwill is one-third of hip-hop group Tanya Morgan, formed in 2003, who recently released their third full-length album Brooklynati in 2009. With the high praise from Rolling Stone and Time Out New York that Brooklynati garnered, Donwill is now ready to release his own album, Don Cusack in High Fidelity on March 23rd, 2010 on Interdependent Media.

Included in this download you will find Laura's Tape, the Laura's Song music video and a flyer with dates for our upcoming High Fidelity Tour.




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Bekay – The Hunger Pains Remix EP [2010]

>> Wednesday, 10 February 2010




Artist: Bekay
Release Title: The Hunger Pains Remix EP
Date Of Release: 2010
Website: www.myspace.com/bekay

Fresh off the November 10th, 2009 release of Bekay's critically acclaimed album Hunger Pains, Coalmine has assembled a four track remix EP that contains two remixes to each of the albums two singles, "I Am" feat. DJ Revolution (prod. by The Alchemist) & "Brooklyn Bridge" feat. Masta Ace (prod. by DJ Babu).

01.I Am [Remix] (ft. Dilated Peoples)
02.I Am (NODFACTOR.com Remix)
03.Brooklyn Bridge [Part II]
04.Brooklyn Bridge (M-Phazes Remix)
05.Brain Tumors Remix ft.M-Dot & Reef The Lost Cauze *BONUS*

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Substantial & Dub MD Presents WINK: Something Substantial [2010]




Artist: Substantial & Dub MD
Release Title: WINK: Something Substantial
Date Of Release: 2010
Website: www.myspace.com/dubmd84 / www.myspace.com/substantial

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we feel it's our job here at QN5 to make sure that you have what you need to ensure that the day or night goes smoothly. So we're proud to give you WINK (Something Substantial), presented by Substantial and the UK's Dub MD, along with hosting duties provided by Kno (of CunninLynguists) Billy Bee Whitums. Wink takes listeners on a 10-year journey of Substantial’s music, focusing mainly on his love / relationship songs. From throwback classics like the Nujabes-produced “Eclipse”, to 3 all new EXCLUSIVE songs to add to the fire.

Wink, features production by Chew Fu, Kno (CunninLynguists), Nujabes, DJ Deckstream, Tonedeff, Marcus D, Algorythm, Kokayi, Joe.D and more. Guest appearances include Eric Roberson, Extended Famm, Sweep, JsouL, Gods'Illa, Naturel, Steph the Saphic Songstress just to name a few.

01.) Wink Intro(feat. Billy Bee Whitums) (Produced By Tonedeff)
02.) R Love Songs Gay? (Produced By Tonedeff)
03.) Without You(Produced By Subtracktion)
04.) The Love Song(Produced By Nujabes)
05.) Eclipse (Produced By Nujabes)
06.) Hikari (Produced By Nujabes)
07.) Let Me Stay (Produced By T-Dot Da Kid)
08.) Am I Dreamin' (feat. Nate Vibez) (Produced By Marcus D)
09.)It's You (I Think)(Produced By Kno)
10.)It's You (Unknown Remix)(feat. Steph) (Produced By The Unknown)
11.)Potential (feat. JsouL & Eric Roberson) (Produced By JsouL)
12.)Precious Love (feat. Milka) (Produced By DJ Deckstream)
13.)Up Close & Personal (feat. PackFM) (Produced By Tonedeff)
14.) She Wanna Roll With A Winner(feat. Gods'Illa)(Produced By Joe.D)
15.)Peaches(feat. Deaf, Scavone, Doujah Raze & Potta) (Produced By The Resource)
16.)U Can Get It(Produced By Algorythm)
17.) Body Language (feat. Powerful of Gods'Illa) (Produced By Kokayi)
18.)Make Love (Produced By ChewFu)
19.) Can We(Produced By ChewFu)
20.) The Bidness (feat. Naturel & rnb) (Produced By Kanye West)
21.)Freq'N'U(feat. Fresh Daily & rnb) (Produced By Keeby)
22.)The Jacket 3 (feat. Steve Wallace) (Produced By Studio Steve Wallace)
23.)QT (Quality Time)(Produced By Final)
24.) I'll Be Back (feat. Sweep) (Produced By DJ Deckstream)
25.)U Were There (feat. JsouL) (Produced By Joe.D)
26.)Ugly Woman (feat. PackFM & Extended Famm)(Produced By Kno)

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Terry Urban Presents - The Dills (Unreleased Dilla Blends) [2010]

>> Sunday, 7 February 2010




Artist: Various Artists
Release Title: The Dills (Unreleased Dilla Blends)
Date Of Release: 2010
Website: http://www.myspace.com/terryurban

For the past few years, Cleveland native/ Brooklyn transplant Terry Urban (yes, that's his real name) has been making some big waves throughout the global DJ and mixtape circuit. From Hong Kong to Houston, Terry has been smashing dance floors world-wide, and his infamous mixtapes and remixes have been getting the respect from such greats as P. Diddy and Kanye West. In a few short but grueling years, Terry has made his way from bedroom DJ to working with some of the industry's most prominent players - ranging from Kanye West to Lupe Fiasco as well as major corporations including Nike, Lrg, Vitamin Water and Budweiser, to name a few.

Here he decides to pay a tribute to the late great J Dilla by throwing together a compilation of unreleased Dilla blends.

1. Biggie Feat. Kanye West: Love Or Money (TU Remix)
2. AZ & Nas: The Word Up Firm (TU Remix)
3. Black Moon: How Many MCÆs (TU Remix)
4. Common Feat. Jay Z: So Far To Go (TU Remix)
5. Raekwon Feat. Ghostface: Criminology (TU Remix)
6. Nas Feat. AZ: The Flyest (TU Remix)
7. Clipse: Mr. Me Too (TU Remix)
8. Mobb Deep: Hell On Earth (TU Remix)
9. Jay Z & Kanye West: Diamonds Circulate (TU Remix)
10. Redman & Method Man: How High (TU Remix)

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DOOM - Gazzillion Ear EP Vinyl [2010]




Artist: DOOM
Release Title: Gazzillion Ear EP Vinyl
Date Of Release: 2010
Website: http://www.myspace.com/mfdoom

While Born Like This is not without its highlights, DOOM chose wisely in asking producers to remix that album’s finest track in “Gazzillion Ear.” The already-dope beat-changing production by J Dilla gets tackled by the likes of Thom Yorke, Dr. Who Dat?, and Jneiro Jarel. The Radiohead frontman’s wild remix already appeared as an iTunes bonus track, but it’s nice to have it offered here sans DRM. Bedroom beatmakers are catered to, also, as DOOM’s wordplay-intensive verses appear as an a cappella track. Most enticing, though, are the three unreleased tracks. Here’s hoping this is only the beginning of another string of new DOOM projects, such as the oft-delayed Madvillain follow-up and Ghostface collaboration.

01. Gazzillion Ear
02. Gazzillion Ear (Thom Yorke Remix)
03. Gazzillion Ear (Dr Who Dat? Remix)
04. Gazzillion Ear (Jneiro Jarel & Dave Sitek Remix)
05. Gazzillion Ear (Acappella)
06. Gazzillion Ear (Instrumental)
07. Gazzillion Ear (Thom Yorke Remix Instrumental)
08. Gazzillion Ear (Dr Who Dat? Remix Instrumental)
09. Gazzillion Ear (Jneiro Jarel & Dave Sitek Remix Instrumental)
10. TheGreenWhore.Net (Bonus Beat)
11. Get The Feta
12. Kat-Girl Real-Time

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BP & Odds – The Gradient EP [2010]

>> Wednesday, 3 February 2010




Artist: BP & Odds
Release Title: The Gradient EP
Date Of Release: 2010
Website: http://www.myspace.com/bpandodds / http://www.bpandodds.com/

Less than 2 months since the release of their full-length debut album “THE MEDIUM”, BP & ODDS (the boom bap novelists) drop “THE GRADIENT” EP as a free download on BPANDODDS.COM. A conceptual collection, “THE GRADIENT” features 6 songs of gritty drums as the vehicle, a multi-synthesized soundscape, illustrious basslines, rhymes and cuts; all inspired by Buttonpusha’s witnessing Aurora Borealis while living in Alaska.

BP & ODDS have done it again with this masterpiece, “THE GRADIENT”.





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BP & Odds - The Medium [2009]




Artist: BP & Odds
Release Title: The Medium
Date Of Release: 2009
Website: http://www.myspace.com/bpandodds / http://www.bpandodds.com/

Buttonpusha & Oddsequence are BP & ODDS: tha boom bap novelists. Hailing from Long Beach, CA, the Producer/MC duo upholds tradition by “sticking to the formula” and providing dope beats, rhymes, and cuts with no compromise to listeners in search of the “new crack provocative”.

A classically futuristic sound placing much emphasis on beats and rhymes with substance; bringing back the boombap to Hiphop.


01. The Canvas
02. The Plan
03. Perfect Timing
04. Call From Marvski
05. Ultra-Magnetics
06. Time Is Change feat. El Da Sensei
07. Afterwards
08. The Medium
09. The Palette
10. The Gift
11. Us Undefined
12. The Daily
13. The Return feat. Insight
14. The Novel
15. The Locksmith


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Speakerbox Presents The Underground: February 2010

>> Tuesday, 2 February 2010

As part of the Speakerbox revamp, i have decided to begin doing a monthly artist limelight kind of thing. The artists i feature will not be the Oddisee, Input, Braille and all the others that frequently get posted here. Not because they arn't good but because lets face it, they are pretty well known to any underground head. The artists that i will put up will be guys who are working hard to get to the level that those guys are known. I frequently get emails people asking me to post their music and i thought that it was about time i really did, so that is the point of this new feature to the blog, it's all about giving them some exposure.

The first ever feature for Speakerbox Presents The Underground, for the month of February 2010 is a 20 year old rapper from Baltimore called 810. I had previously not heard any of his stuff before he emailed me and i decided to hit up his Myspace and was pleasantly surprised, hence why he is being posted here. He's got some dope lyrics and a good flow. The music itself has a nice modern contemporary sound which is sure to please a lot of ears. You can go to his Myspace and listen for yourselves. You can also check out his blog where you can download a lot more of his music.




Artist: 810
Release Title: Glass Half Full
Date Of Release: 2009
Websites: http://www.myspace.com/810musik / http://www.810muzik.blogspot.com

Produced almost-entirely by Mydus (two songs are produced by DCypher), the Glass Half Full is an optimistically-titled endeavor that showcases the wide-ranging mic skills of the Baltimore up-and-comer.

According to 810, “This mixtape is about an unwillingness to give up, when it feels like the whole world is against you. If you are a underdog then this is for you. I just wanted to keep it real.”

1. Intro
2. My Introduction
3. Tite Rope
4. U Won’t Like This
5. Issues
6. Shame On Me
7. See The World
8. The Oath
9. A Song is Born
10. Too Young
11. Hire Us (ft. The Black Sunn)
12. Glass Half Full
13. Pressure Is On
14. Cheat (ft. The Black Diamond)
15. They Don’t Wanna Know
16. Is You In?
17. Adventures in Slumberland

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Statik Selektah – 100 Proof The Hangover [2010]

>> Monday, 1 February 2010




Artist: Statik Selektah
Release Title: 100 Proof The Hangover
Date Of Release: 2010
Website: http://www.statikselektah.com

"With such praise from industry vets like Elliott Wilson, Statik Selektah and 100 Proof (The Hangover) will undoubtedly be hailed as one of the saviors of true Hip Hop music and using his signature boom bap sound, DJ Premier-inspired scratch hooks, and supported by the aforementioned features, fans will be gladly dealing with their Hip Hop Hangover."
- www.undergroundhiphop.com


01 1:08 Inside A Change (Intro)
02 3:02 So Close, So Far (Feat. Bun B, Wale And Colin Munroe)
03 3:25 Critically Acclaimed (Feat. Lil Fame, Saigon And Sean Price)
04 3:45 Night People (Feat. Freeway, Red Cafe And Masspike Miles)
05 3:31 Follow Me (Feat. Smif N Wessun)
06 3:21 Do It 2 Death (Feat. Lil Fame, Havoc And Kool G Rap)
07 3:22 Come Around (Feat. Termanology And Royce Da 5′9)
08 3:12 Drunken Nights (Feat. Reks, Joe Scudda And J.F.K.)
09 2:57 Life Is Short (Feat. Consequence)
10 1:05 100 Proof (Interlude) (Feat. J.F.K.)
11 4:11 The Thrill Is Gone (Feat. Styles P And Talib Kweli)
12 3:47 Get Out (Feat. Skyzoo, Rapper Pooh, Torae And Lee Wilson)
13 3:40 Laughin (Feat. Souls Of Mischief)
14 3:37 The Coast (Feat. Evidence, Fashawn And Kali)
15 3:29 Fake Love (Yes Men) (Feat. Reks, Kali, Termanology And Good Brotha)
16 2:23 Eighty-Two (Feat. Termanology)
17 5:02 Walking Away (Feat. Kali And Novel)

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