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What Hip Hop Are You Listening To Today?
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March 20, 2013 11:29AM
^ Jaybrown I'm listening to that right now, pretty cool.


Last night...

Izzy Ice And DJ Majesty - Soulman 12" (Scottfree Records) 1988



^This finally arrived after ordering it months ago, it's kind of a pre Da King and I project and it's really, really on point. Nice and laid back.



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March 22, 2013 10:45AM
Last night...

Dabrye - Instrmntl LP (Eastern Developments) 2002



^Of all the so called glitch hop producers this one is at the top of my list. I get the term glitch hop but I'm not in love with it as a buzz word, it's kinda wore out. Regardless of the glitch or not, this is still Hip Hop and dude makes great beats that any rapper could rhyme over. This is minimal compared to his other stuff so really I think it would mix better, nice and sparse.



Soundsci - The Ultimate EP (World Expo Records) 2013



^Even better than I thought it'd be. What I like about this is how down to earth it is, real basic, good ol' Hip Hop. The beats on this range from good to fantastic, and the remixes are on point as well. Cop this if you see it, it's well worth the 18 bones I paid.



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March 24, 2013 04:00PM
Right now...

Bumping this new tape...


Beat Junkies - B-Sides & Bootlegs (USB Mixtape) (Beat Junkies Sound) 2013



This is so dope. LOADED with exclusive mixes by the crew. Buy it while you can, it's limited and it's exclusive to their own site, your money goes in the artists pocket, that's wassup.

Their Store

Besides D-Styles you get hours of mixes and tracks from J-Rocc, Babu, Rhett, Shortkut, even Choc. About 1GB of Beat Junkie exclusives on mp3, on a 4GB usb "Tape" so this is a lot of dope music.



I already played J-Rocc's Tasters Choice Vol 10, now I'm listening to a mind-boggler mix from D-styles called - Psygomate. Shit is jaw dropping.

Never do I get excited about mp3s, but this sounds as cool as it looks.



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March 24, 2013 04:16PM
That's tempting. A good friend of mine just got a new stereo interface in his car and he's been loving the USB connectivity, this would be a good present...
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March 24, 2013 04:32PM
Don't even hesitate, 30 bones for hours of Beat Junkies Tapes.



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March 25, 2013 09:23AM
Speaking of Beat Junkies...

(Our East Coasters are probably longing for this kind of Spring Break type mix right about now...)

Here's a brand new live recording of the DJ set from SHORTKUT & RHETTMATIC - LIVE AT SXSW 3.14.13

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This is a live recording of Rhettmatic's & Shortkut's 2x4 set at "The Junkies Spring Break" at The 2013 SXSW in Austin, Tx. The guys were basically going back and forth & simitaneously mixing & improvising on the spot, Beat Junkie Style! First Light aka Opio & Pep Love were hosting the event, plus Houseshoes & Dj Expo were spining the opening set. Along with the improvise set, a live mic cypher broke out with the legendary Souls Of Mischief. Check out the live recording as Shortkut & Rhettmatic goes across the board and play alot of different music genres yet keepin the Funk goin.....Beat Junkie Style!

*It is an 1 hour set recorded live.....only the 1st 10 songs will be listed in the track listing, no other song track listing will be provided....just enjoy the set.



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March 25, 2013 06:16PM
If anyone is curious about that Beat Junkies USB Tape above here are the actual mp3 mixes and such on it.



^On this is...

Babu - Live From Master Control 12_
The Beatjunkies Present Babu Unreleased Instrumentals Vol. 1
The Beatjunkies Present Gold Chain Music 12_
d-styles_psygomate mix.mp3
Jrocc - M.E.D. & J.Rocc present Axel F
Jrocc - Tasters Choice V.10
Melo D - Unreleased Set 2001
Mr Choc - Black Carlos Heat
Rhett - Sound Bytes 3
Rhett - Crown Royale EP
Shortkut-Native Tongue Anthology

Also included are a few tracks from each artist and "Beat Junkies" - Classic Material Vol. 1.

So far I only listened to 2 of those mixes and they are incred.



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March 25, 2013 07:03PM
/\/\ sounds really good for the price..
Been bumpin these.

They say $2.00 , but they were 1/2 off , so i got them for $1.00 each. Now I have some cassettes for the boombox I got a while backthumbs up
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March 26, 2013 10:37AM
^Nice deal on some Golden Age tapes!



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March 26, 2013 10:54AM
Last night...

DJ Babu - Konichiwa Bitches Mix CD (Mochilla) 2013



^Guess I been on a Beat Junkies trip lately. This one is really interesting. Straight up Japanese Funk Soul and Jazz, almost no singing except for occasional small interludes and one or 2 partial songs, so you naturally wouldn't suspect it was all Japanese music at all unless you put your ear to the speaker. Probably my most favorite mix from Babs ever, quite different then all his other tapes but still filled with the just right blends, the right amount of juggling, and the right scratching that he's known for. Highly highly recommended.

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Das Efx - Dead Serious (East West) 1992



^Classic Hip Hop in my book. The year before I graduated High School I remember this coming out and I thought it was some serious next level Hip Hop. Still to this day I love the uber heavy bass lines in this LP, I rate em right up there with the best bass lines ever.



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March 26, 2013 12:17PM
^^ still jealous I don't have that Das Efx album !!
Right now , sittin in the car waiting for the wife to meet me for lunch ... Bumpin this joint



Thanks again for recommending this one Rchecka !!
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March 26, 2013 07:08PM
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^ Jaybrown I'm listening to that right now, pretty cool.


Last night...

Izzy Ice And DJ Majesty - Soulman 12" (Scottfree Records) 1988



^This finally arrived after ordering it months ago, it's kind of a pre Da King and I project and it's really, really on point. Nice and laid back.


Great choicethumbs up I got this record as a gift in high school...and in a fit of teen angst I stepped on it...this was actually produced by Howie Tee...those were the days



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March 27, 2013 12:23PM
^Ahh the teen angst years, the good times when your parents and ex's were your only true enemies LOL.
That's really good Howie T production BTW.


Last night...

Da Beatminerz - Brace for Impact LP (Rawkus) 2001



^Slept on Rawkus HH album IMO, full of dope rhymes great collabs, halfway funny skits, but most importantly dope beats.
I bust this out every so often it really doesn't get old to my ears.



DJ Vadim - U.S.S.R. Repertoire LP (Ninja Tune) 1996



^Early Vadim album, pretty basic beats but still pretty dope in their simplicity. Nowadays he's honed his craft in to much thicker productions with more medleys and styles. Still there's something special about the simple boom bap he laid out on this. There's lots of vinyl noise sampled in this album, like records skipping, pops and hiss, it's really kind of a cool instrumental concept album on one of my favorite off-beat labels Ninja Tune.



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March 28, 2013 02:32PM
Last night...


DITC - Thick 12" (Tommy Boy Music) 1999 (Promo) and DITC - Thick Remix 12' (Tommy Boy Music) 2000



^The one on the left is the one you want. (Or the picture cover version of the same thing) You want this one cuz it's got the full dirty version (Blast In The Hood Version). A lot of these "Thick" singles don't have the dirty version and if you heard the clean version you'd hate it. You know what I'm talking about, lots of beeper, car alarm, police siren, noises over the swear words instead of re--spitting you hear a bunch of obnoxious gibberish noise, talk about stupid sounding and totally distracting. The remix on the right is ok, nothing that great not really worth seeking but if you want the a capella I suppose that's the one you should get.



Supersonic Sid - Keep Your Booty Clean (Scrub That Butt) 12" (Ichiban Records) Unknown Year (late 80s)



^One of those "cleanliness is godliness" \ "why do people have to stink so much" \ "scrub your ass with soap" themed rap songs from the 80s. I don't understand why this has to be a reoccurring theme. It seems like such a strange thing to rap about. I can understand this for maybe 5th grade health class kids. But for adults, really? There are really a lot of "You stink" "Clean your booty" rap records in the early and late 80s and these are the kind of novelty records that everyone claimed would be the reason Rap was just a fad. Thankfully rap long outlived the doubters, but also thankfully stank-ass rap died (for the most part) in the late 80s.



Super Sonic Sid - Listen Up 12" (MLT Records) 1988



^This guy is the same Sid, but it's way better than his ass rap. It's kind of a strange one-off random rap record, I have no idea how I found this. It's not on discogs but I guess one guy sold one of these for $56 as per popsike. I think I paid under 10 bones for my copy, it's cool but it's no where near 50 dollars cool. I suppose, if you slap the word "Random Rap" on an Ebay auction and if it's not on discogs some rich dude is gonna pay a lot just to find out if it's good or not. Well if you see it, save your money, don't pay more then 15, it's maybe 15 dollars good on a good day.



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March 30, 2013 09:20PM
Akua Naru ( thanks for putting me up on this Vamo !!)









So many good joints on this album . I hope to cop it on vinyl one day...
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April 01, 2013 11:36AM
^^ no doubt. Sorry that's such a pain to grab on vinyl, I actually ended up spinning this yesterday afternoon after seeing your post. Great album, I'd love to grab the first record she put out but I got my doubts considering the pricing.
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April 03, 2013 01:41PM
Last night bumped some good Chitown Hip Hop…


Grav – Down to Earth LP (Correct Records) 1996



^Great album. One I slept on till last night. It was on the tail end of my to-get list for a while, found er at a nice price still sealed, jumped on it. Glad I did too cuz there is some seriously good production on this from the likes of Kanye, Dug Infinite, No ID, Andy C, etc. Not a lot of filler at all, just the way I like it.



Earatik Statik – Evil is Timeless 12” (Gravel Records) 2004



^Earatik is another chitown MC residing underground. This one is ok, some cool Diamond beats but over all pretty ehh.



Earatik Statik – Mission Destruction 12” (Filthy Habit Recordings) 2005



^This one on the other hand is a great Kool Keith\Earatik colabo, lots of spacy boom bap beats on this.



J.U.I.C.E – Sincerely 12" (Ground Control Records) 1999



^The legendary freestyle MC out of chitown on one of the only 12"s I'd consider actually worth copping. If not for the picture cover surely for the A side track which is fire. I got him on umpteen different 12s besides this one either as a guest MC or as the primary MC, and even the rarer ones aren't as good as this. He's one of those MCs who's heralded freestyle battles never equated to big record deals, but as he so eloquently puts it on this single "As long as I can reach my fan's by vinyl I'm fine!"



Connecticut Kartel - The Question Is? 12" (Chase Entertainment) 1997



^One of the more rare dope randoms I got, obviously not from Chicago. Paid a pretty penny for this too. Like all really rare really dope Hip Hop twelves this one only has 2 great tracks out of 4. But the dopeness factor on the good tracks are so overpowering that I had no problem justifying the high price tag because, point blank, the big two tracks are thee perfect selections for a really dope mixtape I got in my head that I keep putting off. Running out of excuses, I should really just start the process. If not now then when? old geezer



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April 05, 2013 02:39PM




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April 07, 2013 03:21PM
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J-Rocc - Various Mixtapes...





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April 12, 2013 12:59PM
Over the last few days I been rotating...



Z-Trip and Lateef - Ahead Of The Curve Mix CD (Quannum Projects) Japanese Release 2007



^I have been trying to catch up on some old mixes I forgot about until recently, this one is a pretty cool mix by Z-Trip with Lateef flowing over every other song. Like a lot of Z-Trips mixes this one is very genre-hoping, but still loaded with great blends. It's a really fun mix to revisit.



Handsome Boy Modeling School - White People LP, White People Instrumentals LP, and How's Your Girl CD (Elecktra and Tommy Boy) 2004 and 1999



^Was chatting with JB about HBMS the other night so I had to bust these out and refresh my memory a bit. I wish I had HYG on wax because ultimately that was the better album. The Instrumentals of White People has a fairly unknown DJ Shadow track that isn't on the full album, It's almost like a hidden track since they don't fuss about it in the liner notes. It's an impressive track too worthy of a DJ Shadow Best of. Both of the albums are still pretty groundbreaking to this day.



Prince Paul - Hip Hop Gold Dust LP (Antidote) 2005



^Some really dope sleepers on this compilation of Prince Paul productions. One of my favorite Stet tracks ever is on this, a live Stetsasonic track from who knows when, really raw. Besides that there are some top notch beats PP drops for the likes of his underground crew mates Sha, Resident Alien, and Gravediggaz to name a few. A solid compilation of great mixtape contenders.



Trinity - 20 in LP (Fat Beats) 2013



^Picked this up last night, played it right away... Honestly, for as many huge names (especially AG and Sadat X) that are on this I guess I was expecting it to be a 10. It starts off pretty weak production wise, there's nothing wrong with the rap at all, but DJ Jab, the producer, wasn't doing em any big favors in the beats department. The posse cut is an exception though, super dope, containing verses from Audible Doctor, Eternia, Everlast, Grand Puba, ILL BILL, Immortal Technique, D-Stroy, Reef The Lost Cause, Roc Marciano, Roxane Shante, Sha Stimuli, and Slug. A few other tracks are dope, especially the Intereview where Sadat X is getting interviewed about getting arrested over some of the best beats in the LP, he starts off talking and then it's almost as if he can't help but start to flow over the beats accompanying him. If it wasn't for the 3-4 really strong tracks I'd say this is disappointing. Worthy of a few listens though for the money tracks.



Normskola - Can't Be Touched 12" (Ashima Records) 1999



^Besides his extremely dope 12" entitled Half Man, this is the one to get. Can't be touched has one of the dopest beats and rhymes I've heard, totally worth the 40 bones I paid for this rare random rap single.



Normskola - Narcotic Love 12" (Ashima Records) 2000



^Not his best but still damn good rhymes and beats on this. I bought it for the 2 accapellas. Normskola is a sleeper, keep your eyes peeled for this guys singles.



Suff Daddy and Ta-Ku - Bricks & Mortar ‎EP (Melting Pot Music) 2013



^I heard enough of this German producers beats to be able to take an educated chance on buying this EP and I wasn't disappointed at all. Man, he has a really unique Hip Hop beat style, very simple but still distinct and not overly layered. Reminds me of some Damu beats in a way. I will definitely be looking to get a lot more of his albums on Melting Pot.



The Beat Junkies - Picture Disc Collection 12" Picture Disc (Fat Beats) 2013 RSD LE



^Don't ask me where I got this 2013 RSD Picture Disc, I technically should not have it until Record Store Day 4-20. Oh well, I was gonna get it anyway, so whatever. I had to get this, their sheet is on my MUST have list. This one is as dope as I hoped it would be. The A side has the vocal versions of the obscure remix from Duck Season 2 leftovers, Live From Master Control - Dj Babu feat. Rakaa Iriscience, Phil Da Agony, Evidence, Krondon, Planet Asia, Akil, Chace Infinite, & Chali 2na. Number 2 is a classic scratch composition "Talkin’ Handjive" feat. Rhettmatic & Shortkut. The classic underground track from The World Famous Beat Junkies Vol 2 mixtape "Blessings" by the Visionaries, and the cherry on the sundae is a sick turntable track from D-Styles' album Phantasmagoria, "Felonious Funk" with D-Styles feat. Melo-D, Dj Babu, & Q-bert. As a bonus the instrumentals (just the beats, no scratching at all) are on the flip so you can get your scratch on and miserably fail at trying to imitate the pros.



Kev E Kev - Welcome to Dopeland EP (Good Fellons) 2013



^Last and absolutely not least one of my favorite new Hip Hop EPs landed yesterday straight from the man himself. There is a lot of hype and frankly, anarchy surrounding the failed release of this record. All that hype and hate about those who got burned was enough for me to dish up the dough for this and it (I am sounding like a broken record, my bad!) was worth every penny. Seriously, this is now one of the best Hip Hop records I own. Absolutely a stormer of Golden Era beats and rhymes. Every single track on this is dope as hell. It really blows my mind that something like this sat idle on a DAT for all these years and then due to strange circumstances got released in 2013. I don't need to rehash all the now infamous release of this EP, it is what it is, water under the bridge. I'm just happy I got mine because if I woulda waited a minute longer I'd be S.O.L, because as many of you probably already know, this will skyrocket in price when the demand for this goes up even more. Watch this on Ebay, here is a red one. Bid is at 99 cents right now and I wouldn't be surprised if the winning bid exceeds100 bucks.



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^^ damn homie nice score !!! I'm jealous . Played Outkast - ATliens today at work .
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April 14, 2013 01:45PM
Recently picked up a new effort from Whipper Whip & Charlie Chase:



It's alright. Whip doesn't bring anything new to the table. The beats are good quality b-boy drums. The b-side "Respect" is the better one.

Also been on a mission to decipher some Brother J metaphors so I'm bumping the Dark Sun Riders album along with their selftitled 12".

Edit: Forgot to resize the pic...it was huge.



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April 15, 2013 01:46PM
Packin up my records . Put this joint on.










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April 17, 2013 06:31PM
Listening to BIG K.R.I.T. 's new mixtape/unofficial album, 'King Remembered In Time'. Shout out to my Mississippi kin folk....






REM






Shine On






Meditate






WTF




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April 17, 2013 08:17PM
/\/\ Been sleepin on that Big Krit ... It sounds good . Downloading now
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April 23, 2013 10:40AM
Last night...


Versis & Bagir-Ba - Barista EP 7" (The Down Beat) 2013



^Took a chance on a 7" Hip Hop single from Fat Beats since I was ordering an LP anyway, and it payed off nicely. This laid back duo reminds me of a modern day Digable Planets in terms of the jazzy vibes and lazy flow rhymes they drop. A perfect 7" for the next relaxed Hip Hop mix.

Check out their title tune "Barista"...





Emixshow V.19 Magazine and LP (Emixshow) 2002



^Fantastic. Honestly, there isn't anything overly special about the tracks on the LP included in this now defunct "old" Hip Hop magazine Emixshow. The tracks are basically a "best of" of older RUN DMC tracks which feature the late great Jam Master Jay, all of which are easy to find on wax. It's all about the magazine itself which is a real snapshot in Hip Hop time. Besides a fantastic article and time line on RUN DMC this full colored thick bound magazine is loaded with blast from the past imagery and ads of forgotten 2002 Hip Hop singles and albums. I reread this article about JMJ twice yesterday, it was absolutely well worth getting this to refresh my memory on the man behind the music.



^Great time line and article...



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April 25, 2013 12:56PM
Right now...

Debonair P - Timeless EP







^Coming soon LE red vinyl 300 pressed. I want one.



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April 28, 2013 01:44PM
I've been so disgusted...every wanna be dope boy and toddler in my hood is reciting Drake's "Started from the bottom" no offense but uggghhhh all of his songs sound the same like one ongoing record...anyway in order to get my mind right I had to pull out some "in case of emergency music" so it's been a UGK kinda day...my two favs Ridin Dirty
And Underground Kings...trill music for the soul...lol



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April 29, 2013 01:12PM
^^ word , Drake is wack!! I keep trying to tell my wife that. Both of those UGK joints are dope. Ridin Dirty gets played at my house atleast once a week.
Bumpin some Aceyalone at work right now


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