Sunday, 31 August 2008


Straight from the source: You probably hated Nelly before Juan Epstein. You probably won’t after. He’s the man.
Probably one of the better interviews with a 'rapstar' I ever heard. 
Check the first 10 minutes at least. Nelly breaks down 'the state of hip-hop' quite perfectly I would say. 

Listen/Download (here)


Includes the classic Big Pun tribute record, which was previously unavailable.


download link (here)


Things to make pretty much all other hip-hop right now sound kinda stupid. This video above (which is awesome), and

New Mos Def - The Glow (download here)

Thursday, 28 August 2008


Coming out late September. Production by Dj Premier, Pete Rock, Hi-Tek, Alchemist, Havoc, Easy Mo Bee, Large Professor, Buckwild and Nottz. 

Judging by the list above, could either be an underground classic or an album made at least 10 years too late. 

throwback Thursday: 90's Hip-Hop Videos

Redman - Pick it Up (remix)

Mase ft. Black Rob, DMX, The LoX, Puffy - 24 Hrs to Live

Wednesday, 27 August 2008


Is f*****g fire. Visit DigitalUndaground if you feel like downloading it. 

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Q-TIP Interview with Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg

Tipster made 'Bonita Applebum' when he was 15 and produced all records on the 3 first tribe albums including the remixes. I guess that would make him easily the best producer rapper of all time.

Find out more by clicking here

DJ KHALED VIDEO: WE THE BEST (at keeping liquid assets)

If thats real, he really would be better off investing. 

Saturday, 23 August 2008

T.I. Kanye West Lil Wayne Jay-Z - S.L.U.

M.I.A. will be getting paid. 
No need for the autotune.
Best verse = T.I.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Throwback Thursday: 90's Hip-Hop Videos

Capone N Noreaga - T.O.N.Y.

Gravediggaz - Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Crazy Talk New York

If you spent any time in NY you're likely to overhear someone talking crazy, particularly on the subway. Luckily some bright sparks have created a website to document this. 

heres a couple of samples:

Lost tourist on cell, blocking the crosswalk with her luggage: I'm standing on the corner of 42nd and 3rd.
Passing native: Yeah, and in everyone's mothafucking way.

Gangsta wannabe #1: Yo, man, I gotta get me a new Sidekick.
Gangsta wannabe #2: Yo, you mean buy one or rob one?
Gangsta wannabe #1: Yo, rob one, fool!
Gangsta wannabe #2: So rob one then!
Gangsta wannabe #1: I will soon!

Very nervous white guy in suit right in front of them quickly slips his Sidekick into his pocket.

--86th & 2nd

The Most Hilarious Summer for a long Time

U need these 3 movies in your life. 


Pineapple Express

Tropic Thunder

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Album of the year dropping September 2nd

Not Luda, not T.I., or The Game. Jeezy's album got the most apt title of the year and is gonna be fire! 

Young Jeezy - Crazy World (download here)


Usain Bolt smashing the competition in 9.69

Usain Bolt is ridiculous! At full speed for no more than about 20 meters of the 100 and still killed everyone and broke the world record. I remember when seeing someone go under 9.90 was something special. 9.69 is crazy. 

Guess what else is crazy, the lack of video available on the net. Is this is 2008 Olympics or not? What the .... They must of cleared away all the servers along with the rest of the city they covered up for the cameras and the sponsors. 

Team GB flying high! 4 more medals today including three golds. Over a week in and we're still on the first page of the medal table. 3rd in fact, which considering the population of U.S. and China, I'd say we are Ballin!

1ChinaFlag for China29131052
2United StatesFlag for United States17192258
3Great BritainFlag for Great Britain104721
4GermanyFlag for Germany95620
5AustraliaFlag for Australia8101129
6South KoreaFlag for South Korea79420
7JapanFlag for Japan75618
8ItalyFlag for Italy65516
9RussiaFlag for Russia58922
10UkraineFlag for Ukraine53513
Watching the athletics yesterday we began reminiscing about the glory years of British athletics, so you can imagine we were overjoyed when we found this!

Friday, 15 August 2008

Rock The Bells New York 2008: The belated feature length review

Location: Jones Beach Theatre, Long Island, NY.

Date: August 3rd 2008

Weather: f***ing hot

Bottle of water: $5

Time: 12:00- 0:00

Kidz In The Hall
Double O came out wearing a leg brace and a bandage on his head after an unfortunate encounter with some bouncers. Said he made it here for New York, which went down well. 

Technical issues: some random macbook sounds for 10 mins, no music. Just Blaze is here.

Uneventful set, venue still 70/80% empty. Moving on.

Dead Prez
Missed most of their set queuing for a less than desirable cheesburger ($7). Came back to the theatre for their finale 'Hip-Hop', in time to sing in unison "and it dont stop till we get the crackas of the block" with all the other white people here. Most people are still outside at the monopolistically priced fast food stands. 

Immortal Technique 
Its too hot for a revolution today

Surprisingly loud response as he takes the stage. The red, black and green flags are out. Rips through Peruvian Coke, 3rd World, No Return. 

Wraps things up with a speech about unity then jumps down from the stage and walks out among the people. 

De La Soul
One of the best and deserved crowd responses of the day. Great performance

A lot of Dilla shirts in the crowd today, and not just on the back of white nerds either. 

Biz Markie makes a surprise appearance, performs 'Just a Friend'. Awesome. 

Q-Tip breaks into a full sprint in time for his part on 'Buddy'. Tells the crowd he 'would be back later'. Indeed, much later.

Dres from Black Sheep enters to perform 'The Choice is Yours', "engine, engine number 9..." the crowd loves it. 

The Pharcyde
Come out to 'Runnin', good start. To be honest besides their 3 big tunes (figure it out) I'm not the biggest Pharcyde fan. The people watching begins. 

Hip-Hop celebrity spotting
We were to the left of the stage in the stands, directly below was the walkway from the artists area to the stage. Everyone that turned up for the day came straight passed us. Mostly to a welcoming response. Murs, Masta Ace, Skyzoo, Dru Ha, Raekwon comes through at least 20 deep. 

Raekwon & Ghostface
Hoping for a Wu energy boost in the searing heat. Sadly disappointing as the sound quality was complete horses**t, with the wind taking the sound the opposite direction to make matters worse. I didn't even realize 'Ice Cream' was playing as all we could hear was a muffled bassline and alot of shouting. 

Note able Highlight of the day
A shout of "oh s**t, thats Slick Rick is heard from the crowd. Everyone gets to their feet and cheers The Ruler into the building like its Paul Pierce returning to game 1 of the NBA finals.

Mos Def
Begins with some of that singing/chanting stuff he likes to do with shouts of "Brooklyn" in between. The crowd seems bemused.

Definition beat blasts off, Talib Kweli enters the stage and they rip through some Black Star classics. The crowd loves it. Talib performs 'Get By', I along with everyone else hypocritically sing along to the chorus.

Godzilla music kicks it, its Pharoae to perform 'Simon Says'. As you can imagine, this went down well.

Mos finishes the set with "Traveling Man" of the DJ Honda album. Everyone seems content after a dodgy start, overall Mos was a fantastic performer. 

Redman & Method Man
Suddenly the place smells alot more a weed than it has all day.

Red announces hes still hungover from the night before in Miami but still gonna rip the show.

They tear s**t down with a highly entertaining/energetic set. 

Slick Rick makes a brief appearance, sings the "Lodi Dodi" chorus then leaves.

DJ Kool comes out to perform let me clear my throat.

EPMD and Keith Murray enter the stage for a Def Squad reunion minus K Solo.

Has a live band which is more of a hindrance than a help in his case. 

Runs through his usual Illmatic medley, with the line from One Love about Jeromes niece shot on her way home from Jones beach being an unusual highlight. 

Nas still has that habit of missing words, sometimes whole lines out of his records, partly out of breath, partly wanting the crowd to play hypeman. 

The organs sound for 'Success',very unexpectedly Jay-Z walks out. They perform 'Black Republicans' then Jay leaves to let Nas bask in the glory. 

Kinda surprising to see Jay at an event of 90's hip-hop nostalgia. Nether the less, always a great sight to see 2 legends take the stage together. 

Nas leaves the stage thanking the crowd for his 5th (was it 7th?) number 1 album. Really a great achievement for someone whos lyrics are "over they heads like a bulimic on a seesaw".

A very hype, passionate performance from Tip. With Mos Def as hypeman he rolls through some tracks of the 'Amplified' album plus a couple new tracks. Fire.

A Tribe Called Quest
Their first performance together in New York  for 10 years. Monumental you might say. 

All the classic were performed Award Tour, Jazz, Footprints, Electric Relaxation, Stir it Up, Excursions, Bonita Applebum. Worth the wait to say the least. 

As I predicted Busta came out to give it some Dungeon Dragon on 'Scenario'. Meth, Mos and a bunch of other performers from the day come out to join the party. A fitting farewell to the ultimate day of hip-hop nostalgia. 

Off the top of my head, heres a list of people who performed or were just there as a fan. 

Kidz In The Hall, Dead Prez, Immortal Technique, De La Soul, Dres (Black Sheep), Biz Markie, The Pharcyde, Raekwon, Ghostface, Cappadonna, Inspektah Deck, Slick Rick, B-Real, Supernatural, Green Lantern, Just Blaze, Murs, Afrika Bambatta, Dj Premier, M.O.P., Skyzoo, Just Blaze, Dru Ha, Masta Ace, Consequence, Scratch (Roots), Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Pharaoe Monch, DJ Scratch, Method Man, Redman, Dj Kool, EPMD, Keith Murray, Nas, Jay-Z, Q-Tip, A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes.  

After f***ing off any intentions of getting home safely and staying till gone midnight for the end of Tribe, the night eventually ended in luxury as some kind hearted Aussies gave us a lift home in their limo. Avoiding a fate similar to "Jeromes niece" allowing to take with me memories of the greatest day of hip-hop ever seen. One Love. 

Friday, 1 August 2008

Friday freeness- Round up of the best hip hop mp3 music links for you.

More links from around the web for all the latest tunes and freestyles form the world of Hip Hop and RnB

Lloyd Banks-718 Nigga
Cassie Ft Lil Wayne-Official Girl (Remix)
Young Jeezy Ft Jay-Z-Put On (Remix)
What's Up - Rhymefest feat. Jadakiss & Chamillionaire
Get That Paper (rmx) - Sauce Money feat Jadakiss & Busta
Re-Up Gang - Money
Rhymefest ft. Jadakiss & Chamillionaire - What's Up Everywhere
Chamillionaire - Foolish (Freestyle)
Crooked I - New West Baby
Maino ft. Jadakiss, Fabolous, TI, Plies, & Swizzy - Hi Hater (Official Remix)
Tyga ft. Lil Wayne & Rich Boy - Coconut Juice (Remix)
Nas - What It Is
Rhymefest - Real Nigga Quotes (prod. by DJ Premier)

Joell Ortiz - Digiwax Freestyle
Joell Ortiz - DJ Premier Tribute
Joell Ortiz - Gomes Bros. Freestyle
GZA - Alphabets
Redman - I Run My Block (Freestyle)
DJ Drama and Ludacris- The preview (gangsta grillz)

"A" It's official Juelz is no longer under contract with killa (dipset records)as the middle man now hes just straight signed to def jam so the A man is now free to put out proper material!

Juelz had this to say!

A! What’s good !! Yeah, I’m free!! And ready to do me!! But its still Dip Set 4 life!! Its just going to be a new chapter!!

I have no hard feeling for Cam, after all, he did give
me a chance!!! But I will say this I was loyal to him and he took

I would like to say sorry to all my fans, and the DJs,
and most of all, my city, New York. Play time is over. I’m back. Y’all
niggas know what time it is.

Juelz Santana, Mr. HD, Young Splashy Splash. Skullgang, the new movement to move wit!! Mixtape coming up soon, my solo mixtape (”the Reagan Era”).

I have a joint venture with Def Jam, a 50/50 deal…Yeah,
it’s a new boss in town. Album is called Born to Lose, Built to Win!!!!
(The rise of the skullgang). So just prepare for the future ’cause I

Dip Set 4 Life Skullgang 4ever

P.S. Immmmmm baaaaack A!!!!”

thanks to miss info