Tracklist after jump. Yes, it has Da Youngstas.
In the video above SoulCulture TV chopped it up with Elzhi whilst in town for the J Dilla tribute nights at London’s Jazz Cafe, to find out the Detroit MC’s favourite self-penned verse.
“The original Illmatic version was basically [Nas] speaking on things in his childhood, but the version that I have I kinda flipped the concept a little bit,” he explains. “I made Memory Lane into a place where you couldn’t get there through any public transportation – you had to go inside yourself. The only way you can go inside yourself to go is if you took the mental plane or you took the train of thought…”
Download: Elzhi – ELmatic (Mixtape)
After the cut, Elzhi speaks on Elmatic, unreleased Pete Rock collabos, Proof battling & Memory Lane video.
Words from Premier:
GUESTS: WAIS P PROMOTING HIS NEW FREE DOWNLOAD MIXTAPE “IT’S IN THE GAME”
A LOTTA HISTORY FROM HIS FORMER ROC-A-FELLA DAYS AND HIS CAREER WITH THE RANJAHZ….
AND ALSO YEAR ROUND RECORD’S OWN NICK JAVAS WILL BE DROPPING HIS FREE MIXTAPE “DETOUR” ON MAY 27, 2011
WHICH CAN BE FOUND ON NICKJAVAS.COM
AND HE WILL BE PERFORMING AT CITI FIELD BEFORE THE METS GAME ON THE SAME DAY OF THE MIXTAPE RELEASE….
SHOUTS TO EVERYBODY THAT CAME OUT TO THE UNITY FESTIVAL IN BOSTON SATURDAY MAY 28, 2011 !!!
IT WAS A STONE COLD GAS ! SHOUTS TO ALL THAT PERFORMED: 7L & ESOTERIC, ILLA GHEE, R.E.K.S., TERMANOLOGY, DJ DEADEYE, STATIK SELEKTAH AND THE WHOLE ST.
ED O.G., SMILEY THE GHETTO CHILD, BIG SHUG, SLAINE, JAYSAUN, SINGAPORE KANE, WAIS P,
AND ALTHOUGH AKROBATIK WAS SUPPOSED TO PERFORM
HE IS OUT OF THE INDUCED COMA AND IS DOING BETTER AND WE PRAY FOR HIS SPEEDY RECOVERY !!! HE IS TEXTING ON HIS CELL SO THAT’S A GOOD SIGN !!!
I WILL BE ON TOUR WITH BIGGEST GORD FOR A SHORT 10 DAY RUN TO EUROPE AND I HAVE A SHOW WITH RAKIM, SMIF-N-WESSUN, BEATNUTS WHILE I’M OUT THERE…..CAN’T WAIT !!!
Playlist & download links after the jump.
Via Live From HQ.
In part 2 Phife speaks on his upcoming EP and LP, Songs in The Key of Phife, spits a couple bars from the cut he hopes will be the first single, offers his thoughts on writing lyrics down vs. not, how the definition of “freestyle” has changed, the possibility of a new Tribe album and much more.
Previous: Part 1
The Dysfunkshunal Familee are back on the block with their 2nd single from their incredibly banging and long awaited album “Family Reunion.” The album has received much love since it dropped late last year being in constant rotation on DJ Eclipe’s Rap Is Outta Control show and receiving honorable mention on DJ Premier’s best of 2010 list. Determined to keep the buzz alive after their 9th Wonder produced single first single, “Be A Star” , they drop another fortified banger from the album.
Of all the fresh talent on the dance music scene, multi-talented Dutch DJ/producer Vato Gonzalez – the man who single-handedly built a label, event and music genre called ‘Dirty House’ in recent years – is fast becoming the cream of the crop. Foreign Beggars are a critically acclaimed rap group from London who won ‘Best New Act’ at the 2004 UK Hip Hop awards and were voted best group at the Lyric Pad Hip Hop awards in 2005. Since then the group have gone on to collaborate with many stars of the Dance/Hip-Hop scene as well as releasing six albums.
And now ‘Badman Riddim (Jump)’ brings them together; after gaining massive Radio 1 specialist support as an instrumental from the likes of Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Pete Tong, MistaJam and Toddla T, as well as scoring well over 1.5 million views on YouTube, it’s easy to see why the single is setting up to be one of the biggest tracks of 2011 when you throw in the talent and lyrical prowess of Foreign Beggars