Posts Tagged ‘2012’

Jim Sharp “Straighten It Out Volume 2”

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

A few months ago Jim Sharp messaged me to let me know that the followup mix to “Straighten It Out” was complete. Unfortunately, I was too busy and not really focused. But now that I’ve got the time, this mix is crazy good. Chock full of Jim’s own custom edits and mixes. Especially the Willie Hutch remix and The Main Ingredient edit. As long as you’re listening, check out some of his other (unmixed) edits.

And if you missed out on volume 1, check his whole SoundCloud page or see my old post.

enjoy,
dirt

Beat Bop Scholar – Authentic Minded (2012)

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Preview and cop here.

 

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Bleeda is Southwest Houston, Texas concentrate. No Karo here.

Friday, September 28th, 2012

The only way to properly listen to Bleeda is in a 1992 Cadillac Brougham missing both rear ¼ panel body fillers, on blown speakers, with the treble turned up high and trunk rattling, while driving slowly over speed-bumps bumper scraping the asphalt in a Fiesta supermarket parking lot.

 

Similar to DMX, Bleeda’s lines hit like blows to pressure points; you will feel him. But instead of DMX’s New York inspired quick ferocity, Bleeda has an unhurried intensity, just like the water that flows through the bayous of Southwest Houston.  Still, Bleeda wastes no time getting his messages about friendship, betrayal, and the streets across to his audience. He really spits it how he lives

 

The song above, Bandanas, is the single off of his new album Being Real Ain’t Easy. The two songs below are also on B.R.A.E. The first, Streets Don’t Love Nobody, features Z-Ro, one of my favorite Houston rappers. The second, Salute Me, features J-Dawg, a legendary member of the Boss Hogg Outlawz. All three songs go really hard. B.R.A.E. should be on iTunes soon. I can’t wait to hear the whole thing.

 

For more, check out Bleeda’s two mix tapes, Da Zookeepa and Welcome 2 My Hood, available on DatPiff. The production on those two tapes isn’t great but his talent, sincerity, and passion undeniably shine through. Don’t believe me? Check out his live performance here. Enjoy.

(Bleeda featuring Z-Ro, Song: Streets Don’t Love Nobody, Album: B.R.A.E. – 2012)

(Bleeda featuring J- Dawg, Song: Salute Me, Album: B.R.A.E. – 2012)

Enjoy!

Droopy.

Omniscence – Raw Factor 2.0 (2012)

Friday, September 21st, 2012

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RIP Matthew Africa

Friday, September 7th, 2012

I never knew Matthew Africa, but I listened to his mixes for years. And chances are, you’ve heard some of them too.

As told by his sister, Julia Africa:
My brother, Matthew Africa, was killed in a car accident on Monday afternoon. He and his beloved wife, Ha Le, were returning from a trip to Yosemite when their car collided with a big rig on a highway near Modesto. They tell us he died instantly; miraculously, she survived with multiple fractures. His absence is unbearable. Please keep our families in your thoughts and prayers.

As long as his page stays active, you can get some of his mixes HERE.

Sorry, I couldn’t figure out how to embed the podmatic player, but here are a few of my favorite mixes from Matthew Africa.

Yay Game: The Best of E-40 Mixed by Matthew Africa

2 Busy Saying Yeah – Ninety Now: East Coast Indies Pt. 3

Gang Starr Mixed by Matthew Africa

 

RIP Matthew Africa.

-dirt

“Paul’s Boutique” remade by DJ Cheeba, DJ Moneyshot & DJ Food

Friday, August 31st, 2012


King
Megatrip has been keeping me updated about this for a couple weeks now. Looks like it finally aired last night on the Solid Steel Radio Show and it is nothing short of brilliant.

from the DJ Food blog:
3 years in the making, 3 DJs working with over 150 tracks to recreate one of the seminal sampling albums of all time, at last Cheeba, Moneyshot and I can reveal ‘Caught In The Middle Of A 3-Way Mix’. Our tribute to the classic Beastie Boys album ‘Paul’s Boutique’remixed and re-imagined from all the original samples plus a cappellas, period interviews and the Beasties’ own audio commentary from the reissued release.

Add to this a custom illustration from Paul’s Boutique super-fan and all-round great guy Jim Mahfood, taking time out from recent art duties on Tank Girl, and you have an alternate version of the album. The mix was over half way finished when we heard the tragic news of Adam Yauch‘s passing this May so this is also our nod to his memory, RIP MCA.

Big respect to Cheeba and Moneyshot for all their hard work and for the latter for inspiring the project with his classic mix of their ‘Check Your Head’ three years ago. Obviously massive respect goes out to The Beasties, The Dust Brothers, Mario C. and all involved in the making of the original album.

full tracklist after the jump.

enjoy,
dirt_dog

 

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T&B Presents… Heroes In Your Headphones

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012


Tired & Broke from the Philaflava forum posted a nice new comic and video game themed compilation this morning. Here’s what he had to say:

With the conclusion of E3 2012 last week and Comic-Con 2012 about a month away (and to try to bring more traffic to Electric Relaxation) I figured now would be a great time to drop this mix since gaming and comics are fresh on everyone’s mind.

It’s no secret the subject of Comics and Video Games have been a heavy subject matter and source of inspiration in the world of Hip-Hop for over 2 decades. There’s been entire soundtracks dedicated to it, and several independent artists have made “theme” albums based around a sole Character. Other artists have successfully based the majority of their career around Comic Book characters; Hero and Villain alike.

“T&B Presents… Heroes In Your Headphones” is a custom soundtrack I made of a collection of songs based around the theme of Hip-Hop, Comics and Video Games. Whether its the main topic of the song or the track has sampled elements from a gaming franchise or comic book cartoon series.

Enjoy.

PS: Mega Shoutout to the homey dirt_dog on the custom cover!! Son put in work in a short amount of time and looked out in a major way.

01 Last Emperor – Secret Wars Part 1
02 Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – Galactus Redux
03 MF Doom – Beef Rapp
04 Sole feat. Alias – The Video Game Song
05 7L & Esoteric feat. Beyonder & Virtuoso – Be Alert
06 Walkmen – Fortruss
07 MF Doom – Batty Boyz
08 Danny Brown & Elzhi – Contra
09 Mighty Joseph – Legend
10 Danny Brown – Lincoln Continental
11 Oh No feat. Medaphoar – The Ride
12 Percee P feat. Diamond D – 2 Brothers From The Gutter
13 Doc ILLingsworth – Bread Winner
14 Introspective Minds feat. Maf Maddix – Get Off My Cloud
15 Statik Selektah feat. Big Shug – Punch Out!
16 KeithCharles Spacebar – YINYANG Tekken Shit (Round 1)
17 Slug, Aesop Rock & MF Doom – Put Your Quarters Up
18 Willie Evans – Nerd English
19 Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – Lou Ferrigno’s Mad
20 KeithCharles Spacebar – Dpad UP
21 Afu-Ra feat. Masta Killa – Mortal Kombat

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cheers,
–dirt_dog

Percee P: Reminisces And Drops Knowledge

Friday, June 1st, 2012

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(Video) Diamond D – Deflate Cha

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

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J.V.C.F.O.R.C.E. 1992-1993 Unreleased EP

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Order here.

A1 3 The Hard Way
A2 Fun
A3 An Episode Of My Favorite MC

B1 Pump It Up
B2 3 Ways 2 Rip It
B3 An Episode Of My Favorite MC (Instrumental)

Written, Composed and Arranged By J.V.C.F.O.R.C.E.
Produced by J.V.C.F.O.R.C.E.
Recorded at North Shore Sound Works, Long Island, New York, 1992-1993. (more…)