For the month of February, J. Period blesses us with new bangers from The Money Makin Jam Boys, Homeboy Sandman, Nitty Scott MC, The Kid Daytona and Cory Gunz. J. Period also remixes some joints from Diddy-Dirty Money f. The Notorious B.I.G. & Ghostface Killah, Dr. Dre f. The Firm, exclusives from J. Period f. Big Pun (Dilla Remix) and J. Period f. John Forte, Q-Tip, Lauryn Hill & Busta Rhymes.
DJ Eclipse of The Halftime Show stays on the cutting edge of quality Hip Hop radio broadcasting where Stretch & Bobbito left off. The interviews start around the hour mark, beginning with Reks who speaks about his self titled album “R.E.K.S.” and the success of his DJ Premier-produced single. At the end of the show Saigon and Just Blaze give details into their current moves as artists who hope to influence Hip Hop for the better. Plenty of dope Hip Hop songs played in between too, so enjoy!
Swiss beatmaker Chief delivers “Drone Beats & Electric Waves”, a collection of haunting and bewitching instrumentals crafted specifically for this project. The album showcases Chief’s technical deftness while letting musicality take the front seat, and fills the gap between classic beatmaking and forward thinking production.
This is the follow-up to the 2009 album “Collabo Collection”. Chief is better known for his production works for artists such as Blu, Moka Only, Kissey Asplund, Dynas, John Robinson, Co$$, Les Nubians, Sene,…
Chief liberated track called ‘When I need you’ off Drone Beats & Electric Waves for a free download.
Download link plus album trailer, cover artwork and tracklisting after the cut.
One of the staple forces behind Termanology’s ST. Da Squad, DJ Deadeye has been waiting patiently for his turn in the spotlight. Many already know the Puerto Rican-born, Massachusetts-raised Deadeye (born Dustin Hernandez) as Termanolgy’s DJ, but he’s spent the last six-years quietly building an impressive resume that goes far beyond just his inner circle. Having released multiple critically acclaimed mix tapes and touring extensively in the U.S. and internationally, opening for artists such as Kanye West, Ghostface Killah, M.O.P., DJ Premier and others, Deadeye has made a name for himself in the industry off the strength of his achievements with others. But in 2011, he’s ready to step to the forefront with his official debut album on Brick Records in collaboration with his own ST. Records imprint, Substance Abuse.
As executive producer, Deadeye crafts the album from top to bottom, assembling a fearsome cast of talent from across the hip hop spectrum, including Termanology, Cormega, Trife Diesel, Steele from Smif N Wesson, MC Esoteric, Reks, Big Rapper Pooh, Slaine, Reef the Lost Cauze, Skyzoo, Blacastan, ST. Da Squad and many others, with production from Statik Selektah (1982), DC the Midi Alien (East Coast Avengers), Arabian Knight, Moss, J. Cardim, Lee Bannon, MGI and Deadeye himself. Led by singles from Freddie Foxxx, Panchi (NYG’Z) & Big Shug (“Had It Comin’”) and Slaine, Esoteric, Krumbsnatcha & Ea$y Money (“Livin’ Lost”), Deadeye delivers a disc full of raw, exciting hip-hop that, despite its many contributors, remains an album with his own distinctive stamp on it.
Audio download link plus tracklisting for DJ Deadeye’s Substance Abuse when you continue.
While working on his new studio album due out later this year R.A. decided to shoot a short movie/music video to the classic Rugged Man song ‘A Star is Born’. The outrageous video and song are based on his true life story.
Directed by Jed I. Rosenberg, written and produced by R.A. the Rugged Man, cinematography by Ethan Blum.
Starring Prince Paul, Andrew Cassese a.k.a. Wormser from ‘Revenge of the Nerds’, Playboy Model/Actress Rachael Robbins, and introducing R.A.’s little sister Niki Lee as Britney.
Afrika Bambaataa and C1RCA have teamed up to create two shoes for the Spring 2011 collection, the Convert and the 99 Vulc. The Bambaataa Convert features a High Top design with a molded EVA insole for added comfort. The Bambaataa Convert comes in a green, black and red color way with Suede, Patent Leather, Perf Action Nubuck, and a 3M reflective Upper. The Convert advertises the collab with “UZN” on the heel and “Zulu Nation” on the bottom sole representing the Universal Zulu Nation.
The Bambaataa 99 Vulc features a Mid-Top design with specialized, unique logo and material treatment. The Bambaataa 99 Vulc comes in black and gold with soft Nappa and wrinkle patent leather and the UZN branding on the tongue.
The Zulu collection also features three Zulu tshirts.