October 31, 2008

Pharoahe Monch - Welcome To The Terrordome

October 27, 2008


Iller Than Theirs just released a new EP.
It is available for FREE download at www.RadioBelly.com

You can visit ILLER THAN THEIRS, whenever you'd like, at any time of the day or night at myspace.com/illerthantheirs

Artist Of The Week - Donny Goines

Every artist wants it. Donnie Goines has it. The “it” in this case is buzz and I know Goines has it because I’d heard, or read, his name over two dozen times before I’d ever met the man. Whether it was emails, YouTube clips, or songs, everywhere I was turning there was something with Donny Goines’ name attached to it. A little over a month ago we finally bumped into each other at a show at The Knitting Factory. We spoke for a while about all things Hip-Hop and the hustle it takes to get on. The conversation was fantastic, which is why I decided to sit down with him again to let him share some of those words of wisdom with everyone. Along the way we also discussed his own career and how he’s worked his way to being such a talked about emcee. Click Here...

brokeMC Album Release Party Friday Nov 7th in Brooklyn

DJ Sets by Smutvillian and Father Time!

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.
Brooklyn, NY

Mos Def "Life In Marvelous Times"

October 25, 2008

Freehiphopnow.com Event Tuesday October 28th 10PM in NYC

Freehiphopnow.com invites you to a unique and awesome event on Tuesday October 28th 10PM at New York City's Bowery Poetry Club. It takes place only once a month and this being the inaugural show, you do not want to miss it. (As space is limited we ask that if you'd like to attend you rsvp at rsvp@freehiphopnow.com ) We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Bondfire: Mic's Open Show [Pilot Taping] 10-11:30

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

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!'.

Check out www.bondfire.freehiphopnow.com for free downloads and more information about the artists performing at Bondfire: Concert Series.

October 21, 2008

Free Album: Black ELement - A Major Minority

An Open letter to Barack Obama from Rebel Diaz

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

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.


The Official 2008 CMJ Mixtape (Mixed by DJ Dutchmaster & M-Phazes)

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.

Click on album art to download.
  1. Intro – Torae & A. Pinks
  2. Evidence – “The Layover” (prod. by Khrysis)
  3. Dilated Peoples – “The Last Is First” (prod. by The Alchemist)
  4. Kel Spencer – “Lord, Give ‘Em Some Help” (prod. by M-Phazes)
  5. Emilio Rojas – “Young, Fresh & Fly” (prod. by Illmind)
  6. Butta Verses – “A New World” Freestyle (prod. by M-Phazes)
  7. Shabaam Sahdeeq – “Freaky Flow” (prod. by Nick Wiz)
  8. Skyzoo – “Braggin Rights (Remix) (prod. by Analogic)
  9. Wale feat. Skyzoo – 5 Minutes (prod. by 9th Wonder)
  10. Chaundon – “Politically Incorrect” (prod. by Eric G.)
  11. Sha Stimuli – “Gotta Get Money” (prod. by Soundsmith)
  12. The Knux – “Fire”
  13. Diamond D – “U Can’t Be Me” (prod. by DJ Scratch)
  14. D-Black – “Black on Black Crime” (prod. by Black Milk)
  15. U-N-I – “Yesterday”
  16. Royce Da 5’9” – “Shake This” (prod. by DJ Premier)
  17. Posdnuos & Slug – “Oh Really” (prod. by Jake One)
  18. El Da Sensei feat. Doujah Raze – “Got Fire” (prod. by The Returners)
  19. Heltah Skeltah feat. Smif N Wessun – W.M.D. (prod. by M-Phazes)
  20. Wais P the Pimp feat. Mobb Deep – Stop Chasin (prod. by KY)
  21. Black Milk, Pharaohe Monch, Sean Price – “The Matrix” (prod. by Black Milk)

Bottletop and Fenchurch

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.

PSA: Don't Buy Albums

Artist Of The Week - Danielia Cotton

In an industry that is content to live by their preconceived notion that all black female artists need to be either R&B singers or rappers, soul rocker Danielia Cotton breaks the mold. Being different has actually been one of the prevailing aspects of her life since day one. Cotton grew up as one of the only black kids in the mostly white town of Hope, New Jersey, and by the time high school was over she realized she could parlay her uniqueness into a college education, making her way to Bennington College in Vermont. She notes, “there were only ten blacks when I was at Bennington because at that point it was one of the most expensive colleges in the nation. I sought them out knowing I really couldn’t afford a college education but I could give them something they needed and they could give me something I needed.” Now firmly ensconced in New York City’s rock scene, Cotton sat down with me this week to discuss what influenced her to go into rock music, why we don’t see very many black women in rock, and which artist she’d most like to hit the bars with. Click here...

October 13, 2008

Artist Of The Week - P.Casso

P.Casso is an emcee that first came to my attention when former Artist Of The Week Homeboy Sandman mentioned him to me. I was finally able to see him live a few weeks ago and it didn’t take long before I figured out why he was so highly recommended. A part of the AOK Collective with Fresh Daily, Homeboy Sandman, 8thW1, Nola Darling, 2 Hungry Bros. and Print, P.Casso wowed the crowd even though he only was only on stage for a few verses. It was technically Homeboy Sandman’s set, but since they have a group together, Dubble Dragons, the name being an ode to one of the greatest NES games ever, he had P.Casso join him for a couple songs. On November fourth people will be hearing a lot more from P.Casso as he’ll be releasing his latest album, For Your Consideration…A Hip-Hop album by P.Casso, which is why this week I caught up with him to find out more about his music, how he earned his title as the Earth-Tone King, and why he feels the visual aspect of being a musician can be just as important as the audible. Click here...

PROTON MIXTAPE featuring "Wait A Minute" with Maggie Horn & Roxy Cottontail

PROTON has been popping up coast to coast, from LA's indoor clubs to NYC's outdoor Afro Punk Festival, sharing stages with the likes of veteran MCs Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, breakout artist Janelle Monåe, and VH-1 hip-hop starlet Amanda Diva. The duo has also been featured on an official Adult Swim compilation, and as one of URB Magazine's Next 100.

Now with the release of Red & Purple Vol. I, Proton showcases their lyrical talent alongside an assortment of their female counterparts.

1. Passkey - Proton ft. Mykal Monroe and Vanity 6
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


One! For the Money

Rascoe P Coldchain - There Will Be Blood Mixtape

October 8, 2008

Producer Belief Presents Mix Album 'Let It Breathe' For Free Download

Hey, my name is Belief. I’ve been around for a little while, producing tracks for Murs, Jean Grae, Wordsworth, El-P, C-Rayz Walz, Talib Kweli and Ghostface, Tiombe Lockhart, Invincible, and many more. In 2006 I released my debut album Dedication. It has been exactly two years and I’m back with a new project in a new format. It is a beat CD/mixtape album filled with not only bits and pieces of classic soul, rock, ethnic, electronic, folk, and jazz music, but also classic vocals from my favorite artists: NWA, Common, Q-Tip, Outkast, M.I.A., Poor Righteous Teachers, Erykah Badu, Bob Marley, Pharrell, Grandmaster Flash, Ghostface, Aaliyah and more. It’s one continuous collage of sounds, songs, snippets and tracks. The idea for this project was to follow no rules or restrictions, and to release it for free.

I went into the project of creating this mix album inspired by two other albums. I was hoping to create a combination of the formats of Dilla’s Donuts and Girltalk’s Night Ripper. Donuts was an eye-opening release in the sense that it was the beat-CD-as album. As a beatmaker, one of the struggles can be that we make beats every day and then must depend on artists to help get the music released. After years of shopping beats and giving out beat CDs, the beat CD has taken on an art of its own. Girltalk’s Night Ripper was revolutionary in its blatant thievery. It is black market music, filled with unofficial remixing and borrowing bits and pieces of major songs. As an artist who had been limited by sample clearance issues, I needed to find an outlet for all this sampled music I’ve created that feels very meaningful but has been left to get dusty in my hard drive over the years due to not being able to find the right artist to write the right song, or labels not being willing to release sampled music. Adding newer, sample-free material to the mix only seemed to add relevance to the more raw production style I had when I started. The answer to me was to just put it all out, for free, all at once, in as creative of a way as possible.

The result is Let It Breathe. Forty minutes of my favorite beats, remixes, snippets of unreleased songs, and interludes artfully arranged. Enjoy and help spread the word.


October 7, 2008

Elucid - Police & Thieves (Mixtape)

Major Co-signage here! Seriously folks. So many give props to mediocre flash in pan, not so good artists. The next this. The next that. Elucid... He is much better then your favorite rapper...

October 6, 2008

Artist Of The Week - Hasan Salaam

An up and coming emcee with some buzz is oftentimes described as being “hot in the streets,” so maybe it was a sign that during this interview with New Jersey emcee Hasan Salaam not one but two fire trucks interrupted us. Salaam recently released his second album, Children of God, and when one combines that with the work he’s been doing in his community Salaam truly embodies the phrase “hot in the streets.” During our fire truck interrupted sit down Salaam spoke about his work, both musically and within the community, as well as his thoughts on how people treat each other in America, and getting Poison Pen on the basketball court. Yes, you read that right, getting Poison Pen on the basketball court. Click here...

Common "Universal Mind Control" feat. Pharrell

DJ Z-Trip - Obama Mix Download (2008)

Recently, Shepard Fairey and I threw some fundraisers for the Obama campaign. We called them “The Party for Change”. (If you don't know who Shepard is—among many other things—he is the one responsible for the image on the right).

I've been wanting to put the mix I've been doing at these shows online, in hopes of spreading the word to people who need to hear it most. So, here it is: (zipped vbr mp3 / 84.7 MB)

Download Regular Download Radio Edit

I encourage you to download it and pass it along to anyone you think should hear it. Feel free to burn copies, share it with friends, family, co-workers, strangers, and especially anyone you know is on the fence about this election. I'm also putting out a radio friendly version, in case anyone wants to broadcast it.

Please share the message. Educate those who may not know what is really going on. There is still time.

If you, or anyone you know, isn't registered to vote, I encourage you to make it a priority and fix that before it's too late. This election is WAY too important for anyone to not get involved. If you need more information on how and where to register, vote, or participate, please check the links below.

I honestly feel if we make our voices heard, this time WILL be different.




ScholarMan - Passin' Me By 2008

October 5, 2008

Love - Conscious: Preview

"Love - Produced by Ebonie Smith" length: 00:44
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I love you to death , like slugs do to chest
in culture clubs there be vets
saturated, double wet,
that, flammable solution burn
pollution from the depths of a trouble soul left on the steps of st. anna
miracles don't survive they die and re-incarnate
I am just a fly up high that saw the carnage
iron eagle bondage, prisoner of mind
I will never tarnish, human statute
strongest, stand the test of time

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