December 29, 2008
December 27, 2008
These are fan favorites, exclusives, ruff mixes and things we are working on. Download and enjoy. Check us here as well and subscribe www.highwaterISmusic.com
1. Homeboy Sandman - Airwave Air Raid (Track available on the street album "Actual
Factual Pterodactyl", official debut album on HWM Summer '09)
2. Willie Evans Jr. - Rock Widdit (Track available now on the album "Communication")
3. Sputnik Brown - Super Ego (Track off the debut album Three Shades of Black,
coming out 2009)
4. Daniel Joseph - Pack Lite (Exclusive for this comp)
5. P.CASSO - Stress (available now on the album "For Your Consideration")
6. Ben Grymm & Shawn Jackson - Blood Sweat & Tears "Demo" (available now on the
"Back To My World" single on ITunes. Vinyl 7″ available in January)
7. Fresh Daily - Breezy Afternoon feat Outasight (off of "Tomorrow is Today" available
8. Señor Kaos - For the Cream RMX feat JAX (off of "Swagger Is Nothing…"available now
9. S.O.U.L. Purpose - Preposition (Exclusive for this Comp)
10. Spec Boogie - Ghetto Mind (Exclusive for this Comp)
11. John Robinson | MF Doom - Black Gold (Track off the album "Who's This Man?"
available Jan 27th)
December 22, 2008
December 19, 2008
December 16, 2008
photo by : eklektic
The track that I have for you is produced by Rip One and it is for his album called Grounded (which will be a combination of jazzy songs and instrumentals). Rip sent me the beat for this project awhile ago and I was feeling the jazzy sound. During this time I was watching Donny Goines B.A.R.S. series and I decided to hit him up. I hit him up and told him that I was interested in his music and asked if he was available for a possible collaboration. Thankfully Donny is a cool dude who decided to contribute a verse on the song. I sent him the beat and he penned and recorded a verse within two days, I added my parts to complete this track. I respect Donny's music a lot and I hope you guys cop Minute After Midnight (on Amalgam Digital's website) on December 16th.
"This track was conceived thanks to the lovely instrumental by Rip One. The scratch hook gave me the inspiration to write about etching my own path in this hip hop game. Donny Goines delivered an awesome verse that further solidifies his role in the progression of NY hip hop." - Praverb
December 10, 2008
Imagine the playground at your local McDonald's was renovated and turned into a strip club, but they kept the Hamburglar statue on stage. Now, put a bookshelf in that strip club instead of a bar. Congratulations, you have successfully experienced Common's new album Universal Mind Control.
Read Full Review Here...
Enter the Produce Section Intro (Prod. by Flying Lotus)
Ordo Ab Chao (Prod. by J Dilla)
Grandz (Prod. by I.D. 4 Windz)
1 of the greatest (Produced by J Rawls and DJ Rhettmatic)
N.Y. CA (Prod. by Madlib)
Makings of U (IG Culture Remix)
Mascot feat Peter Hadar (Prod. by K Dubble)
Why'd You Lie (Prod. by R.Thentic)
Rapsploitation (Flying Lotus Mix)
The UK feat Cymarshall Law & K Banger (Prod. by I.D. 4 Windz)
It's Worth It feat Tiffany Paige (Prod. by I.D. 4 Windz)
Cherish (Confusion) feat Wordsworth of EMC (Prod. by K Dubble)
2 Things (Japanese Import - Planet Groove/Jazzy Sport 12") (Prod. by Grooveman Spot)
The Big Picture (Prod. by I.D. 4 Windz)
Dap Feat. Farrah Burns (Prod. by Flying Lotus)
Science, Jazz and Politics (Remix) (Prod. by IG Culture)
Circulate feat Invizible Handz (Prod. by Flying Lotus)
On the Road Again (Prod. by I.D. 4 Windz)
C.U. (Prod. by Ta'Raach)
Hit Me (SP's Phone Home Remix)
Heavenly feat ID 4 Windz & Tiffany Paige (Prod. by J Dilla)
Rap Thing (Prod. by Flying Lotus)
Invizible Man feat 20/20 aka U George (Prod. by MF DOOM)
Its Jay ARE (J Rawls and John Robinson) Prod. by J Rawls (Album coming in 2009)
*Leaving the Produce section outro (Prod. by Flying Lotus)
WSTR's "THE HOP STEW MIXSHOW"
December 8, 2008
December 4, 2008
December 1, 2008
Workout - The Plaine Truth - Wooden Nickel & The Bronx Über Villain (Conscious) featuring Kalae, Coole High & Tzo (Of Black Horde)
Come out. The Show is free and early! Enjoy great music as The Knitting Factory winds down it's last performances...
November 27, 2008
November 25, 2008
November 24, 2008
November 22, 2008
The music video for Convict Colony by Saul Williams aka Niggy Tardust! Produced by EagleHawk. Directed/Produced by Rob Leitzell & Chris Edley. 7/9/2008. Out on Fader Label
November 17, 2008
November 16, 2008
No it's not a mixtape. It's just the title of a new thread that will focus on some characters we find interesting enough and worthy of being discussed for their movements in music and performance.
In this installment, we shed light on the artist known as 8th 1. Reminds you of a better, more literate and less nasal Kanye West. As an emcee he has a lot more skill and much more to talk about. 8th 1 is also a graphic artist, he created the image shirt he's wearing. Very simple but a great marketing tool for his movement in the arts. Establishing his brand 'early'. Be on the look out for big things from this young man, a member of NYC's AOK's Collective; doing all the work no one wants to do in order to get famous.
November 15, 2008
November 14, 2008
November 12, 2008
+ Full Story
November 10, 2008
K’naan Winter Tourdates w/ Matisyahu:
11.26.08 8pm Harry O’s Park City, UT
11.29.08 8pm Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
11.30.08 8pm Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
12.06.08 8pm Headliners Music Hall Louisville, KY
12.07.08 8pm Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN
12.09.08 8pm The Blue Note Columbia, MO
12.11.08 8pm Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH
12.14.08 8pm House Of Blues Cleveland, OH
12.16.08 8pm The Phoenix Concert Toronto, ON
12.17.08 8pm Metropolis Montreal, ON
12.18.08 8pm Higher Ground Ballroom South Berlington, VT
"In The Beginning"
"If Rap Gets Jealous"
K'naan official site:
The Knitting Factory is closing this year so get out to as many shows as you can make it to!
November 7, 2008
Winter Fresh, is the exclusive new mixtape project from the incomparable Brooklynite Fresh Daily and Dub MD, this AOK Collective presentation is available right here, for free download. This new project features rarities, exclusives, remixes, unreleased joints, collabos and freestyles from 2005-2008, it features tracks with Supastition, Jesse Boykins III, Substantial, Mickey Factz, SiLent Knight and more, with production from the likes of Illmind, Analogic, M-Phazes, 9th Wonder, Madlib the list goes on, all unlocked from the vault for your listening pleasure.
Be on the lookout for Fresh Daily's new project "Tomorrow Is Today", along with his long awaited new album "The Gorgeous Killer In Crimes Of Passion" both hittin shelves real soon, featuring Tanya Morgan, P.Casso, Cool Calm Pete, Substantial and many more, with a production list including Illmind, Oh No, DJ Spinna, Ski, 88 Keys, 2 Hungry Brothers and Analogic all holding down the boards. For more information on Fresh Daily make sure you hit up his official myspace page at www.myspace.com/freshdotdaily.
Also keep your eyes out for Dub MD's exclusive new mixtape project for the purest called "Hip Hop Renatus" which features the whos-who of underground hip hop emcees (44 MC's / 34 Tracks) doin what they do best over the greatest hip hop producers of all-times instrumentals, out later this month for exclusive free download!
01. Winter Fresh (Intro)
02. Raw Hip Hop (Produced By DJ Evil Dee)
03. How Good Is Ya Game (feat. Emilio Rojas) (Produced By Muneshine)
04. Next In Line (feat. Supastition & Outburst) (Produced By Analogic)
05. Assassination Tango (Produced By 2 Hungry Bros)
06. Fresh (feat. 8thW1) (Produced By Nas550)
07. That Damn Good (feat. Substantial) (Produced By Algorythm)
08. Kill A Brand (Produced By M-Phazes)
09. False Teeth (feat. Svengali Bros)
10. Keep Moving (feat. Mickey Factz)
11. Fast Lane (feat. East & SiLent Knight) (Produced By 9th Wonder)
12. Winter Fresh (Interlude)
13. Gimmie My Props (Produced By The Applejuice Kid)
14. HBO (Heart Barely Open) (feat. Jesse Boykins III) (Produced By The Architect)
15. Ricky Vaughn (The Major Leagues) (feat. XV) (Produced By Nottz)
16. Supaspectacular! (Produced By 2 Hungry Bros)
17. Rising (feat. Supastition & Deacon the Villian) (Produced By Tonedeff)
18. Get Over (Produced By Illmind)
19. Boom! (feat. P. Casso) (Produced By 2 Hungry Bros)
20. To My Homie (feat. 8thW1) (as Charlie Browns Field Goal) (Produced By Nas550)
21. Figaro (Fresh Daily Remix) (Produced By Madlib)
22. What It Is (feat. SiLent Knight & Shabaam Sahdeeq) (Produced By Erv Ford)
23. New Blood v2 (feat. Skyzoo, Emilio Rojas & Torae) (Produced By Illmind)
24. Winter Fresh (Outro)
November 6, 2008
Recently, B-Real, along with Cypress Hill received a VH1 Hip Hop Honors, to celebrate the vision and innovation that the group continues to bring to Hip Hop, strengthening its force around the world. Other artists honored in 2008 were De La Soul, Naughty By Nature, Slick Rick and Too Short.
In B-Real's first ever solo effort, "SMOKE N MIRRORS", he wanted to showcase his musical talent over beats produced by Alchemist, Scoop Deville, & Sick Jacken (from Psycho Realm). B-Real produced several songs on the project as well, including the lead track "FIRE" with Damian Marley. "Smoke N Mirrors" also features tracks with Snoop Dogg, Buckshot, Kurupt, Too Short, Sen Dog, of Cypress Hill, & Young De.
B-Real is confident his fans will appreciate "Smoke N Mirrors" stating: "I am excited to be putting out my first solo project. It's been in the works for a while now. I want to show my fans a different side to my creative abilities including my own production. I am also excited to have teamed up with Duck Down. They have a strong team and I believe they will push my project to the fullest.”
Two Videos will be filmed off "Smoke N Mirrors" for "Don't Ya Dare Laugh" featuring Young De and "FIRE" featuring Damian Marley.
SMOKE N MIRRORS is in stores February 24th, 2009, courtesy of Audio Hustlaz/Duck Down Records.
Tracklisting and credits for B-Real’s Smoke N Mirrors:
1.) Children of The Night f/ Bo Roc (produced by Scoop Deville)
2.) Gangsta Music f/Bo Roc (produced by Soopafly)
3.) Don’t Ya Dare Laugh f/Young De (produced by Scoop Deville)
4.) Everything You Want f/Buckshot (produced by Soopafly)
5.) 6 Minutes f/Young De & Tek (produced by Alchemist)
6.) Pyscho Revolution f/ Sick Jacken (produced by Sick Jacken)
7.) Fire f/Damian Marley (produced by B-Real)
8.) 10 Steps Behind f/Young De & Tek (produced by J. Turner)
9). Get That Dough f/Mimi (produced by Fifth)
10.) Dr. Hyphenstein f/Snoop Doog, Young De & Trace Midas (produced by B-Real)
11.) Stack’ N Paper (produced by J. Turner)
12.) 1 Life f/Send Dog and Mal Verde (produced by B-Real)
13.) Dude VS. Homie (produced by J. Turner)
14.) When They Hate You f/Mimi (produced by Salaam Wreck)
15.) When Were F*cking f/Too Short, Kurupt and Young De (produced by J. Turner)
November 4, 2008
November 3, 2008
November 2, 2008
October 31, 2008
October 27, 2008
Live Painting by M-Squared (who painted the cover of the album!), Atomic, EMA, RIZZ 22, Pesu, and Brandon!
FREE GEAR from WerdInk.com!!!
All Ages! $8
Death by Audio
49 S 2nd St.
October 25, 2008
Admission is $5 before 11:30, $10 after. Come early, get in for less and enjoy two completely different shows. Now that's a bargain! This is an all ages event. You must be 21 and have a valid ID in order to drink. There will be giveaways. Everyone that attends, takes something home.
The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery Street
(Between Houston and Bleecker)
F train to 2nd Ave, 6 to Bleecker
10:00 PM Open Mic Sign Up. (The list is limited. The taping is 1 hour)
DJ Ready Cee Spins from 10:00 - 10:30PM
10:30 - 11:30PM Bondfire: Mic's Open Show hosted by "The Bronx Über Villain"
11:30 Bondfire: Concert Series Begins
11:45 -12:30 1st Act: Preachermann And 'The Revival' - Soul Man
12:45 2nd Act: Kahlil Almustafa - Hiprock Spoketry
1:10 3rd Act: K Swift - Emcee
Think MTV Unplugged, Def Poetry/Comedy Jam & SNL. During Bondfire: Mic's Open Show, open mic participants are guest of the host, "The Bronx Über Villain". Like medieval times where kings were entertained by the likes of jesters and musicians, performers do the same for the audience as well as , "The Bronx Über Villain". Each performance concludes with a mostly humorous comment from the host. The official show once edited for televison and dvd will have a mix of the most outstanding open mic performances and out takes, live performances from the Bondfire: Concert Series, video interviews with various artists, comedy sketches and special ‘The Bronx Über Villain" commentary.
Bondfire: Concert Series 11:30-until
People aren't too enthused these days with live shows. They never seem to start on time. Artists either cancel or show up and aren't that impressive. New York is a great city that has a reputation for being the starting point, and place of discovery of some of the greatests musicians to ever do it. Bondfire: Concert Series is about regaining the confidence of music lovers and creating lasting memories. Simply having a wonderful time. We're saying, 'No To Mediocrity!'.
October 22, 2008
October 21, 2008
Bronx/Chicago based Hip Hop artists Rebel Diaz decided to drop a message to Obama about their concerns.. It comes on the heels of the bail out and their response song 'A Trillion'.... Hollar back let us know what you think..
October 20, 2008
Can It Be [Half A Million Dollars And 18 Months Later] by Murs (c) 2008 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.
This hour long mixtape honors CMJ's year round commitment to supporting authentic hip-hop music. This project contains current singles and exclusives by artists that are relevant to the college market and beyond, such as Slug, Dilated Peoples, Skyzoo, Emilio Rojas, Diamond D, Torae, Mobb Deep, U-N-I, Royce Da 5'9", Heltah Skeltah, A. Pinks, Sha Stimuli,The KnuX, Pharoahe Monch, Wale & More. Producers featured include DJ Premier, The Alchemist, DJ Scratch, 9th Wonder, Jake One, Illmind, Black Milk, M-Phazes, Khrysis, Analgoic & more. Click here or on cover art below to download. Scroll down to view view rear cover & tracklisting.
- Intro – Torae & A. Pinks
- Evidence – “The Layover” (prod. by Khrysis)
- Dilated Peoples – “The Last Is First” (prod. by The Alchemist)
- Kel Spencer – “Lord, Give ‘Em Some Help” (prod. by M-Phazes)
- Emilio Rojas – “Young, Fresh & Fly” (prod. by Illmind)
- Butta Verses – “A New World” Freestyle (prod. by M-Phazes)
- Shabaam Sahdeeq – “Freaky Flow” (prod. by Nick Wiz)
- Skyzoo – “Braggin Rights (Remix) (prod. by Analogic)
- Wale feat. Skyzoo – 5 Minutes (prod. by 9th Wonder)
- Chaundon – “Politically Incorrect” (prod. by Eric G.)
- Sha Stimuli – “Gotta Get Money” (prod. by Soundsmith)
- The Knux – “Fire”
- Diamond D – “U Can’t Be Me” (prod. by DJ Scratch)
- D-Black – “Black on Black Crime” (prod. by Black Milk)
- U-N-I – “Yesterday”
- Royce Da 5’9” – “Shake This” (prod. by DJ Premier)
- Posdnuos & Slug – “Oh Really” (prod. by Jake One)
- El Da Sensei feat. Doujah Raze – “Got Fire” (prod. by The Returners)
- Heltah Skeltah feat. Smif N Wessun – W.M.D. (prod. by M-Phazes)
- Wais P the Pimp feat. Mobb Deep – Stop Chasin (prod. by KY)
- Black Milk, Pharaohe Monch, Sean Price – “The Matrix” (prod. by Black Milk)
Bottletop is one of the most forward thinking and exciting charities in the UK. Since its birth in 2002, Bottletop1s dynamic approach to charity has generated funds in excess of £250,000 for grass roots health education projects and the support of leading recording artists and political figureheads from around the world ranging from Justin Timberlake and Dido to Kofi Annan and Bill Clinton.
October 13, 2008
Now with the release of Red & Purple Vol. I, Proton showcases their lyrical talent alongside an assortment of their female counterparts.
2. Laptop - Proton
3. Freaks - Lil' Vicious ft. Doug E. Fresh
4. Juicy Fruit - Mtume
5. Magazine Dreams - Proton
6. Ice Cream - Raekwon ft. Ghostface and Method Man
7. Come Alive - Slick & Rose ft. Proton
8. Inside My Love - Minnie Riperton
9. The Bee RMX - Jessica Tonder ft. Proton
10. 1-900-HATE-PRO - Mykal Monroe
11. Because, Because - The Bird & The Bee ft. Proton
12. Blue Jay Way - The Beatles
13. Hot Sex On A Platter - A Tribe Called Quest
14. Playboy - Proton ft. Amanda Diva
15. Good Look - Proton
16. Roxanne - The Police
17. M.I.A Sh** - M.I.A ft. Proton
18. Ready To Go - Proton ft. Muffy
19. Kiss You Back - Digital Underground
20. Wait A Minute - Proton ft. Roxy Cottontail & Maggie Horn
21. Poison - Bel Biv Devoe
22. Feenin' - Jodeci
23. Candy - Cameo
24. Just Put It In My Mouth - Akinyele
25. Annie Mae (Sweet RMX) - Muffy ft. Kamikazbi
26. I Love My Baby So - Janelle Monáe ft. Proton
27. If I Love You Tonight - Gayle Chapman
28. Funky Ride - Outkast
29. Fade Away - Santogold ft. Proton