Monday, November 22, 2010

Check It out Duke Da God: Presents The D.I.P. Agenda available in stores 11/22/10 and online 11/23/10

Check It out Duke Da God Presents The D.I.P. Agenda on SMC Recordings/Distrolord/Duke Productions will be available in stores today 11/22/10 and online 11/23/10. The D.I.P. Agenda features Dipset members; Cam’ron, Freekey Zekey, Hell Rell, J.R. Writer, 40 Cal. and Katt Williams. Other guest appearances by Jadakiss, Lil Flip, Sheek Louch and production by AraabMUZIK, and DukeDaGod.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

DOPE - Joell Ortiz "Free Agent" LP In Stores Nov. 30!!!

Joell Ortiz drops his new LP, titled "Free Agent" on Universal/Motown Nov. 30.  Peep the tracklist here...

01 Intro
02 Put Some Money On It Ft. Sheek Louch, Jadakiss & Styles P
03 Killed For Less (Intro)
04 One Shot (Killed For Less) Ft. Fat Joe
05 Sing Like Bilal
06 Finish What You Start Ft. Royce Da 5’9”
07 Battle Cry Ft. Just Blaze
08 Nursery Rhyme
09 Phone (Skit)
10 Call Me (She Said) Ft. Novel
11 So Hard Ft. Anna Yvette
12 Oh! Ft. Iffy (prod. Large Professor)
13 Checkin’ For You (Skit)
14 Checkin’ For You
15 Good Man Is Gone
16 Cocaine
17 Incredible (Bonus)

THE MIXTAPE REPORT 11.14.10: Jim Jones, J. Cole, Jae Millz, Yung Joc, Tyga


Last week, Dipset's Jim Jones (@jimjonescapo) came through with DJ Scream (@DJSCREAM) and G-Unit's DJ Whoo Kid (@DJWhooKid) to drop "Capo Life".  Jones is straight Harlem hood throughout, whether he's spitting over Jay-Z and Drake's "Light It Up", re-imagining Kanye's "Runaway" into a diss record about the controversial MC/producer, or going out west with Snoop Dogg and Rell on "Like Gangstas".  Appearances from Roscoe Dash, and Gucci Mane fill out the roster on this one, along with Dipset members Cam'ron, Juelz Santana, and Vado.  The result is a solid tape that stays true to Jones' formula and flows from beginning to end...

With release dates continually getting pushed back, fans are practically begging for a J. Cole (@JColeNC) LP.  To settle some of that anticipation (or to add to it), The North Carolina MC dropped "Friday Night Lights", an epic mixtape that has been dubbed by some as "better than most albums".  I can't really disagree; the 20-song release is sequenced perfectly, features mostly new material (with some recognizable tracks modestly added), no DJ, and hand-picked appearances.  Cole is renowned for his skills on the mic as well as on the MPC, and although he does not disappoint in either category, the latter is what really shines here.  The Roc Nation artist brings lush, evocative samples to every track, from the female choir in "Before I'm Gone", to the layered piano and synth on "In The Morning", to the Motown-infused "Love Me Not".  Cole's production allows the music to be deep and thoughtful without getting too emotional or sappy, and his verses back that up with playful braggadocio mixed with a real down-to-earth personality.  If this is a mixtape, expect big things from J.Cole when that full-length does come to fruition...

Taking it back to Harlem, Young Money's Jae Millz (@JAE_MILLZ) dropped "The Flood Never Ended" with DJs Ill Will and Rockstar.  Millz brings a swagger that is unmistakably Uptown to a team that includes crossover hit-makers and street-bred rappers, sitting comfortably between too pop and too hood.  Although he sounds a lot like the aforementioned Jones, Jae brings enough flavor to keep things interesting.  Highlights include the club bangers "Go Fast" and "I Need A Drink (feat. Vado)", "Ride Away", with it's half-tempo soul flow, and the monumental "Remain In The Sky".  It's also refreshing to hear something from the YM family that isn't overcrowded with features, showing that Millz can stand on his own two as an artist.  Working alongside some of the biggest names in urban music right now, he'll have to just to get recognized...

Yung Joc (@IAMYUNGJOC) is back to his old tricks with "Swagg Team Mafia (The Movie)", mixed by DJ Dre (@IAMDJDREATL).  Covers of "BMF" and "Hard In The Paint" set off the tape, and from there, Joc is not stingy with his recipe of hood-inspired hip-pop.  "Groupies" borrows something old and something new, with it's pitched Lil Wayne hook and classically chill Stylistics sample.  "Yeah Boy" (credited to the Swagg Team Mafia as a group) is trap music with some depth, boasting a big hook and subtle, violin-laced verses.  "Do It Big (feat. The Game)" and "Hello" bring it back to the club, and "Baby, Baby" takes it to the next level with it's booty-house bounce.  I don't think Joc is trying to be the G.O.A.T., but this tape shows that the man still has some hits...

Finally, we've got another entry from the Young Money family, in the form of Tyga's (@Tyga) "Well Done" with DJ Drama.  OK, so Wayne is the vet, Drake is the crossover star, and Nicki is the much needed female component.  Gudda Gudda is the hood/trap representative. and Jae Millz is his uptown counterpart.  So where does Tyga fit in?  From the jump it seems he's here to fill the Soulja Boy demographic.  I feel it on from a business standpoint, but for this review?  Doesn't look good.  The youngest YM member touches "BMF", "Hard In The Paint", "Teach Me How To Dougie", and "Pretty Boy Swag".  Yawn.  Did I mention he sounds like Soulja Boy and Roscoe Dash mashed together (which I'm pretty sure is something that's happened in real life...)?  The highlights come from DJ Activ, Tyga's tour DJ and battle veteran, adding some much needed technical ability in the form of dope, well-timed cuts and scratches.  Why Drama has to talk during them is beyond me, but that's for another post...

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First Look Sessions presents “The First Look Artist Showcase” [URBAN Edition] featuring 50 Tyson on November 30th, 2010 at Public Assembly, Brooklyn.

First Look Sessions presents “The First Look Artist Showcase” [URBAN Edition] featuring 50 Tyson on November 30th, 2010 at Public Assembly, Brooklyn. 50 Tyson is an Internet hip hop rapper who lives with autism. First Look Sessions™ and its sponsors decided to give him a stage and let his dream come true for his first NYC appearance. Hosted by Tasheik Devane (Director of National Museum of Hip Hop) & DJ Chase/ Worldwide Soundz; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to

Aron Ciafullo, the founder says: “ At First Look Sessions ,we are building a unique brand that entirely reflects & connects the independent scene. To help better empower, promote & develop more recognition of each artist we work with for today's music industry.I take pride in selecting the artist for our events! It allows First Look Sessions™ to provide exactly what our name implies... Giving the world that first look at today’s indie artist/bands really making a name for themselves...We just create the Sessions."

During this event, artists will be competing for a chance to win an artist/image development package worth $1,500* provided by United Sound Music Group INC, DPI Creative, and 101 Distribution. Confirmed judges include Vaughn Mack (Top Consultant for Konvict Music, Shakedown, Bad Boy, State of the ARTist Booking Agency) / Mike Baro (Director of Urban Marketing at Universal Republic) & The Mix KING! Steve Sola (Engineered & Produced for Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Big Pun & Much More). All the performers will be interviewed on the white carpet by Alina Kim. This an event not to be missed!

What: First Look Sessions Artist Showcase [URBAN Edition] Featuring 50 Tyson

When: November 30th, 2010

Where: Public Assembly, 70 North 6th St, Brooklyn, NY
L Train to Bedford Ave

Time: Doors open at 8:00 PM, show starts at 9:00 PM

Admission: $15, 18 & up

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Check Out Some Harlem Flavor Right Here , New Song By New Artist AM3N

Check Out Some Harlem Flavor Right Here , New Song By New Artist AM3N
New Hot Dance song featuring some of the hottest dancers in NYC. released by FAU records. Video directed by Jerry Hubcap featuring AM3N with guest appearances by Chrybaby and Doug E Fresh, Rugby Ralph Al Sharpton Check It Out Right Here !!