Tuesday, June 30, 2009


1. MHE045 (3:31)
2. MHE005 (3:27)
3. MHE011 (5:54)
4. MHE012 (2:35)
5. MHE008 (2:27)
6. MHE003 (2:17)
7. MHE001 (Extended) (2:46)
8. MHE009 (2:33)
9. MHE006 (2:50)
10. MHE010 (2:38)
11. MHE007 (2:53)
12. MHE002 (Extended) (3:10)


Southern Californian production team Michael Raymond Russell and Adam Douglas Manella (MRR-ADM), formerly known as MHE, have self-released one 10" EP. In the past, they have collaborated with the likes of Ghostface Killah, Malcolm Catto and Mike Burnham. They are currently working on their debut album for Now-Again. ADM finds time to moonlight as Now-Again's web-director.

Mattic, Madwreck & Catt Magle are ZKPRZ (2009)

01. Phantasmagoria
02. Madwreck's Anthem
03. Mattic's Anthem
04. I'm Not Playin'
05. Escape To The Music Room
06. Paper Cuts
07. Trials Of The Lonely
08. Insomnia II
09. There Will Be Blood
10. Cause And Effect


"The Others' Madwreck (Producer for Supastition/Kam Moye), Mattic (MC for Wax Tailor) along with Catt Magle (Producer for Sonny Cheeba & Phonte) have released a free album called ZKPRZ. It's a dark, soulful, and sample heavy record. We wanted to give something to all hip-hop heads out there to show them some appreciation." MySpace

Beatwize - Nas Is Like (Bach Remix)


The single off of my upcoming album entitled "Classical State of Mind". In this album, as you will see in the song, I will be sampling classical music from composers like Bach and Mozart and remixing classic Nas tracks such as this one.

Thanks To Beatwize

High Priest - Born Identity (2007)

1. Entropy
2. Pikture Me Rolling
3. Elevation
4. Banger Up Top
5. Holler Atta General
6. Pitfalls
7. They Will Never See
8. This Is for My People
9. Monk Street
10. Nostrand Avenue
11. Hp's American Prayer
12. Thru the Fire
13. Karma Movements
14. Afro Horn
15. Book of Keys: Color Purple (Mean & Vicious)
16. Haunted Samba
17. Next Level
18. Keep Time


Reflection Eternal Feat. Res-Back Again(2009)

01. Back Again (Radio Version) 3:27
02. Back Again (Instrumental) 3:27
03. Back Again (Explicit Version) 3:24


Eternia & MoSS - Road to Release: Episode #4 feat. JERU the DAMAJA

The Roots & Erykah Badu - “I Wanna Be Where You Are” & “Billie Jean” (Michael Jackson Tribute)(2009)

1.I Wanna Be Where You Are
2.Billie Jean


Erykah Badu joined The Roots on Jimmy Fallon this past Friday to join The Legendary during their on-air tribute to the late Michael Jackson. While most of the treats happened between commercial breaks, Questlove was generous enough to pass along these covers of “I Wanna Be Where You Are” and “Billie Jean”, which they recorded live in the 30 Rock studio just before the taping began. Fanstastic stuff here.

Alchemist - Chemical Warfare (2009)

01. Intro
02. ALC Theme feat. Kool G Rap
03. Lose Your Life feat. Snoop Dogg, Pusha T & Jadakiss
04. Chemical Warfare feat. Eminem
05. Grand Concourse Benches feat. KRS One
06. Therapy feat. Evidence, Blu, Talib Kweli & Kid Cudi
07. That'll Work feat. Three 6 Mafia & Juvenile
08. Smile feat. Maxwell & Twista
09. Keep The Heels On feat. Prodigy
10. Acts Of Violence feat. Gangrene (Oh No & Alchemist)
11. Lights, Cameras, Action feat. Lil' Fame
12. Some Gangster Shit feat. Fabolous
13. On Sight feat. Dogg Pound & Lady Of Rage
14. Take A Look Back
15. Under Siege feat. Gangrene (Oh No & Alchemist) Bonus Track


Monday, June 29, 2009

Analog Architects - Skematics (2009)

01. Thesis Statement (No Pun Intended)
02. Hip Hop 101 feat. DJ Squared
03. This Is For You (Throwback)
04. Dope
05. Sucka (Skit)
06. Sucka Free
07. A Long Time Coming (Interlude)
08. Scotia 2 Cali feat. Brail Optiks
09. Tha Muzik
10. Eight & Noon feat. DJ Squared
11. No One Gets The Prize
12. Fix Yo' Self
13. Bed Of Roses
14. Cloud 9
15. Best Served Cold
16. Real Talk
17. Body Rocc
18. Ocean's 11
19. Been A Long Time feat. Brail Optiks
20. Doomsday feat. M16
21. Phone Drops (Outro)
22. Nas - One Mic (@quatic Son Remix)(Bonus Track)


"Whats goin on world, this is your man 3xplicit th3sis of the Analog Architects here to address the Skematiks mixtape releasing in a few weeks. just to give y'all some general information and what not. the mixtape is 22 tracks of epic underground flavour for your enjoyment and not only that but its going to be ABSOLUTELY 100% FREE! thats right FREE. we understand we're in an economic situation where alot of people cant afford to be spending money on cd's right now so Analog Architects have your needs in mind! The mixtape also has some features from non Analog Architects artists such as: Brail Optiks (emcee) M16 (emcee) and also DJ 2quared (DJ) who layed down some cuts for us aswell. all tracks on the mixtape are original tracks produced by Poseidon's nephew the submerged genius (@quatic Son) a few tracks co-signed by LOTIS YELO." MySpace

Jee4ce Mix For Prophet Radio

Exile - Frequency Modulation
7L & Esoteric - Get Dumb... Read more
Rhymes Vital - Gaza (Father Jack On The Buttons)
Maverick Sabre - Bullshit vs 9th Wonder
Reks - System
Black Milk - Hell Yeah
P Brothers feat. Milano - Digital Bboy
Hudson Mohawke - Trade off
Termanology - Tight Pants Are For Girls
Akira Kiteshi - Boooooom
Young Dro - Shoulder Lean (Curtis Vodka Remix)
Durrty Goodz - Boi Dem


This 30 min mix takes you through everything hip hop, instrumental, underground, crunk, grime, wonky, homegrown, boombap....

Jee4ce is part of the DSG crew, the underground and mainstream have joined forces, run for cover...

Thanks To Jee4ce

The Gent$ - League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen

The Gent$ - League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen


Thanks To Pugs Atomz

Third P - Space Traveler(2009)

1 - Turbulence
2 - The Light
3 - Getaway
4 - Chemical
5 - The Shining
6 - Crack Head
7 - Easy
8 - Evil Zone
9 - Illuminated
10 - Ugly People
11 - Love (A Thing Of The Past)
12 - Space Traveler
13 - Raw SH*T (feat Spu_D)
14 - Game Boy Revenge
15 - Stupid Cat
16 - Storm
17 - Woodoo (feat Blanka)
18 - Life
19 - 4 My Family


M64 (Ragen Fykes + Ohmega Watts) - Rhythm Of The Drum / In The Pocket(2009)

1.Rhythm Of The Drum
2.In The Pocket

Link Is Down After Request From The Artist

The Union presents Organized Rhymes (1999)

01. Intro
02. Da 5 Footaz - Organizin'
03. Sticky Fingaz, XL & Blaze - Livin'N'Hell
04. Militia - Rippin' The Sound (Organized Rhymes Theme)
05. AZ, Halfamil & Animal - Quiet Money (Blood Money)
06. Ras Kass & K. Born - So Many Days
07. Twista, The Speed Knot Mobstaz & Ms. Toi - Chitown's Finest
08. Jayo Felony - Mr. Peer Pressure
09. L.S. (The Union) - Move On
10. Guru - Take Cover
11. King T - Cali Expert
12. The Union, Munnie & Misfit - Roll Wit Us
13. Buckshot & Kasino - Throw It Up
14. OC & U-Nast - OC's Connects
15. Big L, McGruff, I Born & CL Smooth - NY's Freestyle
16. Lost Generation - Represent My Niggas
17. Masta Ace & Q Jeru - Yeah Yeah
18. Channel Live & Benny Boom - IBC
19. K. Born - Uncut II
20. Big Sam - Planet Groove Interlude
21. Ranjahz, K.T. & Jane Blaze - Freestyle
22. Da Matrix - Turn Da Party Out


Big L, McGruff, I Born & CL Smooth - NY's Freestyle

Dotmatic - The City(2009)

1 Santa Monica
2 The City
3 Foggy London Town
4 These Words
5 Look Around
6 Love :: Love
7 Haze Pts 1 & 2
8 Do Without
9 Confessions of..
10 More
11 William Baskerville
12 Lotus
13 VisionarEy's Rebellion
14 The Line (Put It On)


Ancient Astronauts - We Are To Answer(2009)

01. From The Sky
02. I Came Running
03. Classic feat. The Pharcyde
04. Dark Green Rod
05. A Hole To Swallow Us feat. Phat Old Mamas
06. Risin High feat. Raashan Ahmad
07. Lost in Marrakesh feat. Entropik
08. All of the Things You Do feat. Tippa Irie
09. Everybody
10. Seventh Planet
11. Oblivion feat. DJ Zeph & Azeem
12. Surfing The Silvatide feat. Bajka
13. Crescent Moon


Their very name, "Ancient Astronauts," implies a mash-up of the distant past and the far future; traits exemplified in their melding of old school hip hop, funk, and dub reggae with forward-thinking flair and production technique. The Ancient Astronauts are Kabanjak and Dogu hailing from Cologne, Germany . . .via outer space! Coy with their true origins, the duo can only confirm that they returned to planet Earth in 2001 after traveling the musical cosmos for thousands of years.

Those familiar with the phenomenon of "ancient astronauts," a belief that extraterrestrial beings visited Earth in ancient times to mingle and trade ideas with early human civilizations, won't be surprised that upon returning this particular spaced-out duo quickly set up a terrestrial sound studio, a record label (Switchstance Recordings), and a successful production, remixing and DJ career dropping sound bombs all over the world.

Already having remixed for Fort Knox Five, Up Bustle & Out, Ladybug Mecca of Digable Planets, Zion I, and Dr. Rubberfunk, the Ancient Astronauts have linked up with a variety of new sonic collaborators including Bootie Brown and Imani of legendary hip hop group The Pharcyde, Azeem, Tippa Irie, Bajka, Phat Old Mamas, Ulf Stricker, Raashan Ahmad and Entropik to record their debut album We Are To Answer! A block-rockin' boom-bappin' sonic tour-de-force, We Are to Answer is a musical vision of life on Earth and beyond!
For fans of Hermitude, Cyne, Crown City Rockers.

Ancient Astronauts - Heart Of The Future (2009)

01. Beatstalkers Anthem - The Beatstalkers (Foot Forward Music)
02. MCs Act Like They Don’t Know - KRS-1 (Classic Re-Edits)
03. I Wanna Make You Move - Freddie Cruger feat. Anthony David (Tru Thoughts Recordings)
04. Catatonia - Connie Price & The Keystones feat. Percee P & Wild Child (Ubiquity Records)
05. Edgelactic - The Beatstalkers (Foot Forward Music)
06. Classic - Ancient Astronauts feat. The Pharcyde (ESL Music/Switchstance Recordings)
07. Insight - Fort Knox 5 feat. Asheru (Fort Knox Recordings)
08. The Roc Boys Get Back - Jay’s Soul Connection (Amsterdam Gangster Music)
09. Funky Furious - DJ Aeon Seven (Modern Funk/Freestyle Records)
10. The Tide Is High - The Beatstalkers (Foot Forward Music)
11. 7 Nation Army (Grant Phabao Remix) - Nostalgia 77 feat. Alice Russell (Tru Thoughts Recordings)
12. Shine Eye Gal (Chase The Remix) - Michael Rose feat. Shabba Ranks (Like Dat Records)
13. Don’t Worry ’bout Romie - Beenie Man vs. Bob Marley (Jiggy Records)
14. Dukku Dukku (The Beatstalkers Remix) - Keith & Tex feat. Shabba Ranks (Fizzle Recordings)
15. Tequilimba - Barrio Katz (Planet Blend Records)
16. Blowing Up The Spot (Ancient Astronauts Remix) - Fort Knox 5 (Fort Knox Recordings)
17. Everybody - Ancient Astronauts (ESL Music/Switchstance Recordings)
18. The Outsider - Lack Of Afro (Freestyle Records)
19. Caffeine (DJ Format’s Getaway Remix) - The Quartertones (Freestyle Records)
20. Heard It Through The Grapevine - The Beatstalkers (Foot Forward Music)
21. Keep On Looking (Kenny Dope Remix) - Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings (Soulplex Recordings)
22. D’azour Cotaz (Ancient Astronauts Remix) - Timewarp Inc. (Timewarp Music)


The production duo of Ancient Astronauts are getting ready to release an artist album on ESL, June 9th - We Are To Answer. They have previously remixed the likes of Up Bustle & Out, Ladybug Mecca of Digiable Planets, Zion I, and Dr. Rubberfunk, and show off their musical pedigree with this excellent freebie mix (’bout an hour long) of hip-hop, funk, fonky hip-hop and all kinds of other good stuff.

Ragen Fykes - With Love(2009)

01. Helium
02. In Love
03. Love Life


Hot off the heels of her debut single - Ragen Fykes, one half of M64 with producer Ohmega Watts , has blessed us with a free download mini-EP to mark the occasion. The single, “Rhythm Of The Drum” b/w “In The Pocket,” came out as both a limited edition 7″ and digital single this past Tuesday, courtesy of Record Breakin Music. This release is especially significant to me, as not only are Ragen & Ohmega two of my favorite artists, but this marks the first time a song that was first exclusive to the site (”Rhythm Of The Drum” was posted back in September), being picked up and officially released by a label. A few other FRESHclusives have recently been picked up by different labels as well - so look out for more news on that later. But big ups to DJ Junior of Record Breakin for believing in the cause and please go out and support the single.

But as for today, what we have is a little gift from Ragen, With Love. The three track mini-EP features rough mixes of two unreleased solo tracks - “In Love,” produced by Othello & “Love Life,” produced by devonwho - as well as another M64 track I leaked last year, “Helium,” in case you missed it then.

Beatbox Radio Show Presents These Are The Choosen Vol.7 28-6-09

1.Koushik-Groove Awhile
2.Suave The Ape-First Sunday feat. JusThoughtz
3.Sleep-Day Dreamer
4.Yann Kesz and LMNO-Never Stop
5.Mobb Deep-Heat
6.TaeOne-Preach it to the Choir (Amen)
7.Wu Tang-Kill Too Hard Feat. Inspectah Deck, U-God and Masta Ace
8.Umi-Ghetto Prisoners feat. Scribe and Dead Prez
9.Dj JS1-Murder Feat Chino Xl Sean Price and Killah Priest
10.Sun Rise Above - Now
11. Chubb Rock - What A Year
12.Housing Authority-Siiight ft. K. Ville
13.Steph Pockets-Roll With Us
14.Fat Jon & J.Rawls-Vanessa From Venezuela
15.Michael Jackson - The Girl Is Mine w. Will.I.Am
16.Mr.J.Medeiros-Love Is All Feat. Tara Ellis
17.Poetic Republic-Move On
18.G Force-Clouded
19.US3-You Can't Hold Me Down
20.Blame One-Wonder Why Feat. Blu And Exile
21.Wax Tailor - Say Yes feat ASM
22.K-Murdock-Four Seasons for Reasons feat. DP, Asheru, Wes Felton & Dialekt
23.K-os-I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman
24.Michael Jackson-Unbreakable Ft Notorious B.I.G
25.Kurious-Back From Up Unda ft. Max B
26.Blaq Poet-Rap Addiction feat. Shabeeno of NYGz and Lil Fame
27.Wyclef-Informer Ft Uncle Murder Movado
28.Black Violin-I'm A Ryder
29.Maxptah-The Awakening
30.Funkdoobiest-Bubble Butts
31.Tash-Get It ft. Del The Funky Homosapien


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Lynkle - Piano Addiction (2009)

01. Simon S - J-Dillalude
02. Visioneers - The World Is Yours
03. Dj Jazzy Jeff feat. C.L. Smooth - All I Know
04. Funky Dl feat. Guile & Versatile E - Lyrics No Stress
05. Talib Kweli - Rock On (Cool Out Remix)
06. Monkey Magic - Wellatigootee
07. Buckshot Lefonque - Music Evolution (DJ Premier Remix)
08. J-Live - Braggin' Writes (Dome Cracker Remix)
09. Sam Sure & Giacomo - Empty Stare
10. Group Home - Up Against Tha Wall (Getaway Car Mix)
11. Afu-Ra - Whirlwind Thru Cities
12. Curse - Warum Nicht? (Soljazz Mix)
13. Shadez Of Brooklyn - Change
14. Gang Starr feat. Big Shug & Freddie Foxxx - The Militia (Remix)
15. Jay-Z - A Million & One Questions (Remix)
16. Andrew J & Kaltenecker - Inch
17. Tek 9 feat. Pariss - Seven Days (DJ Spinna Remix)
18. Dj Soulscape feat. Leo K' Koa - Story
19. Fk - Context To The Water
20. Slowly - Jazz In You
21. Maurice Galactica - Triple Gold Daytons
22. Dragon Fli Empire - Headphones
23. Starving Artists Crew - Organic Chemistry
24. Dj Yuze - Port: Scape
25. Dynamic Syncopation - Bahian B-Boy
26. Dee Felicio Trio - Nightingale (DJ Grinch Remix)
27. Muro - Han-Tome (Flutemental Mix)


Snowgoons - German Snow (2009)

01. Torcher’s Trademark (feat. Wise Intelligent & Torch) [02:05]
02. This Is Where The Fun Stops [04:30]
(feat. Reef The Lost Cauze & Abroo)
03. The Hatred (feat. Slaine, Pal One & Lord Lhus) [03:55]
04. Casualties Of The War (feat. Smif N Wessun & Marph) [03:24]
05. Starlight (feat. Viro The Virus & Aphroe) [04:35]
06. Black Snow (feat. Ill Bill, Apathy & Simon Says) [03:20]
07. No Guts, No Glory (feat. O.C., Curse & Rasco) [04:15]
08. A.O.T.P. (feat. Apathy & Mars) [03:11]
09. Still Got The Ammo [03:43]
(feat. Mainflow, Sebstar & El Da Sensei)
10. Ride On (feat. Defari, Nico Suave & Maylay Sparks) [03:36]
11. Sick Life (feat. Sick Jacken, Cynic & Gimma) [03:19]
12. Enemy (feat. Ill Bill & Morlockk Dilemma) [03:23]
13. The Spell (feat. Eternia & Pyranja) [03:14]
14. Riddle Of The Sphinx (feat. Jus Allah, Gideon & Rip Shop) [03:37]
15. Nuthing You Say (feat. Edo G & Retrogott (Huss & Hodn)) [04:03]
16. Lost (feat. Block McCloud, Doap Nixon, CHS & Respect) [03:41]
17. Gunz (feat. Sean Price, Dra-Q & Jus Allah) [02:39]
18. Still Water Runs Deep (feat. Supastition & Ferum) [02:46]
19. Controll (feat. Hiob, KRS One & Cymarshall Law) [03:47]
20. Raining (feat. Brainstorm, Grizu & Edo G) [03:39]
21. Avalanche Warning [03:46]
(feat. Pacewon, Raki, BoRisk & Nervous Wreck)
22. Who (feat. Outerspace, Black Market & Suspee) [04:03]


Viro The Virus - Bud,Sex,and Beers Volume 1 (2009)

2.Can’t Exscape
4.Right of Way
6.No Chaser
7.The Long Ball

Link Is Down After Request From The Artist

Thanks To TrueUsHipHop

The Formula Project-Evolve(2009)

01 03:05 World Turns
02 03:50 Shine Again Feat. Krs-One
03 04:01 Repeating The Cycle
04 04:32 Lost Love
05 03:41 Victoria Novacane
06 03:41 Rockstar Mentality
07 03:19 On The Road Again
08 03:02 Pushing
09 04:14 Touch
10 03:42 Take Me Now
11 03:31 Heavenly Father Feat. Absouljah
12 04:00 Shes Gone
13 03:25 Amazing
14 04:17 Hidden Bonus Track


From the Switch 17 Music Groups one-sheet summary: From
the streets of New York City to the bombastic sounds of
Kingston Jamaica and on to the artsy warmth of Venice
California comes the fresh new sound of The Formula Project.
Derived from the mind and soul of the bands creator and
producer, Switch (also from Major Lazer) the band is always
pushing the limits. Switch, who writes all the music for the
band, has developed a sound that crosses all spectrums. One
can hear the chaotic genius of Public Enemy the reggae
flavor of Sly and Robbie as well as the trip hop
electronica of Massive Attack. It is in Switchs ability to
layer one genre on top of another that leads to the basis of
his formula. No genre is out of reach when Switch does his
thing. The groups first full length release Evolve, the
main voice now showcases the amazing talents of lyricist
Goldenchyl a.k.a. Andre Fennell, born in Kingston Jamaica
and currently living in Long Island NY. Switch has always
felt a connection to the island sounds of reggae and
Goldenchyl delivers just that. The combination of producers
sound and the emcees versatile vocal stylings make for an
explosive combination. Featuring a special guest appearance
by the legendary KRS-One.

Method Man & Street Life - Back To Back Bootleg (2008)

01. Pain feat. Shyheim & Donnie
02. Not Jus Hip-Hop feat. Carlton Fisk & LA Banger
03. What We Go By feat. Carlton Fisk & LA Banger
04. The Drummer feat. Ghostface & Trife Da God
05. Dangerous Ground
06. Run 4 Cover feat. Redman
07. Hellz Wind Staff
08. 4:20 feat. RZA & Carlton Fisk
09. Shaolin Worldwide
10. Suspect Chin
11. Do You Really (Thang Thang)
12. Mr. Sandman
13. Deadly Melody
14. Sweet Life feat. Cappadonna
15. Street Education
16. Everything feat. Inspektah Deck
17. Bonus Track
18. Bonus Track


This is a bootleg CD Street Life sold me at a Method Man & Redman show last year in Eindhoven, Holland. The tracklisting and contents differ from the Back To Back bootleg as featured on other blogs but it seems like this is the real deal.

Styles Upon Styles - Hip Hop From The Ground Up (2000)

01. Mykill Miers - Rock The Mic
02. Insight feat. Mr. Lif - Universal
03. Hydrophonic Sound System, Soule, Headkrack & Cold Chris - What We Do It Like
04. Kardinal Offishall - Mic T.H.U.G.S
05. Phil The Agony feat. DJ Revolution - Blunted
06. Bedroom Wizard feat. Ra-God & Jon Notty - Wanna Be
07. Rascalz - CIV
08. Skitzofreniks - Revenge Of The Herbs
09. L Swift - Daydreamin'
10. B-1 & Large Professor - Put Yo'Self In My Place
11. Wizdom Life - Word This
12. Unspoken Heard - Dear You


Hard to find compilation released on Stonegroove Recordings.

The Nextmen - Amongst The Madness (2000)

01. Amongst The Madness feat. Soulson
02. Break The Mould feat. Grap Luva
03. File Under Truth feat. Penultimate
04. We Originate
05. Step Below The Surface feat. Soulson
06. My Way feat. Ken Boogaloo
07. Thinking Man's Session feat. Grap Luva
08. We Got feat. Intellect aka Red Cloud & Ty
09. Buck Foolish feat. Ken Boogaloo
10. Clarity feat. Soulson
11. Shine On feat. Soulson
12. Sex, Lies And Videotape feat. Asheru (Unspoken Heard)
13. Mental Alchemy feat. Intellect aka Red Cloud
14. Turn It Up A Little feat. Ty
15. EBS feat. Penultimate & Velcro
16. Revitalise feat. Soulson
17. Simple And Plain feat. Soulson (CD Bonus Track)


Hard to find debut album from The Nextmen as released on 75 Ark/Scenario.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Saigon & Statik Selektah - All In A Day’s Work(2009)

01. To Be Told
02. So Cruel
03. The Rules
04. My Crew
05. Prepare For War
06. Spit
07. Lady Sings The Blues
08. Lose Her
09. Goodbye
10. The Reason
11. I Warned You (Bonus)


TaeOne - Midnight(2009)

1. Who It Is ft. Midnight Specialists
2. Get Busy ft. CBC
3. Moment of Silence
4. Preach it to the Choir
5. Ovaltine
6. Emotionless ft. Clipse
7. To the Stage ft. Big L
8. Spaceships ft. Andre 3000
9. Can’t Stop ft. AZ
10. Liquor Stores & Whorehouses
11. Abserd ft. LEX
12. Anabolic ft. Midnight Specialists
13. Sweet ft. Jay Z


Born and bred in Washington Heights, notoriously a hotbed for hip hop, taeOne first dabbled in the scene as a graff writer, roaming the streets and subway tunnels of New York's underground. After getting popped by the cops for vandalism, he got his hands on an Akai s20 and decided to use his creative energy more productively as a beatsmith.

taeOne curates a sound that captures and expands on the spirit of 90s hip hop. Naming the Beatminerz, Organized Noise, and Jay Dee as influences, no sound or tempo is off limits. TaeOne's versatility means his beats are at home in the seediest strip clubs and the finest upscale lounges.

His new album, Midnight, is dedicated to all those who thrive on the energy of the dark and eerie early hours. The calmness/ dread that nighttime brings has always been a real inspiration for taeOne musically. A lot of what made 90's golden era hip hop (Mobb Deep, Nas, Black Moon, Wu Tang) so classic was the dark sinister tone of Giuliani era New York City, especially at night. With this album taeOne expands on that tone and breaths new life into a generation of Hip Hop that is close to lost.

Necro - Billie Jean

Eclectic Method - The Michael Jackson Mix


Dan The Automator-Wanna Buy A Monkey Mix(2002)

01 - fantomas - intro.mp3
02 - brand nubian - rockin' it.mp3
03 - black rob - smoothness.mp3
04 - deltron 3030 - positive contact.mp3
05 - air - le soleil est pres de moi.mp3
06 - zero 7 - destiny.mp3
07 - tortoise - seneca.mp3
08 - doves - firesuite.mp3
09 - loveage - stroker ace.mp3
10 - bobby digital - the rhumba.mp3
11 - gorillaz - latin simone.mp3
12 - de la soul - bionix.mp3
13 - master ace & greg nice - don't understand.mp3
14 - jigmastas & sadat x - don't get it twisted.mp3
15 - x-ecutioners - x-ecutioners (theme) song.mp3
16 - dilated peoples - clockwork.mp3


Tash - Control Freak (2009)

01. The Book Chapter 1
02. Go West
03. Get It feat. Del The Funky Homosapien
04. How Hi Can U Get feat. B-Real
05. Wet Paint feat. Kokane
06. Pull It Outcha Pocket
07. Started With A Bang feat. Fameus
08. Obama Skit
09. Push The Button feat. Khujo Goodie
10. A Penny For My Thoughts feat. Samuel Christian
11. We Do This feat. King T, Knocturnal & J Beam
12. Right / Wrong feat. J-Ro & A. Jammali
13. Bubble Up
14. Closer
15. Tony Touch Intro
16. City’s Out
17. New Bikini
18. Don’t Wanna Kill U feat. King T, Styliztik Jones & Osin
19. Liquor Store Run feat. J-Ro & Montage One

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Tash from the recently reformed Alkaholiks has finished his second solo album (and first since 1999). Control Freak features guest shots from B-Real from Cypress Hill, Khujo Goodie from Goodie Mob/Willie Isz, Tony Touch, Knocturnal and old Likwit Crew friends J-Ro and King T. Production comes courtesy of Oh No, E-Swift, Thayod Ausar and others. Amalgam Digital will release a digital version of Control Freek on May 5; the CD version drops on May 19.

Kurious - II (2009)

01. Intro
02. Take What Is Given
03. Back With VIC
04. Work It
05. Sittin’ In My Car
06. Drinks In The Air feat. Vanessa Liftwig
07. Animals and Horses feat. Kadi Amin
08. Benetton feat. MC Serch & MF Doom
09. Rain On Me feat. Co Campbell
10. Wake Up feat. Vanessa Liftwig
11. Smiling
12. Brand New Day feat. Dave Dar (Bamboo Brothers)
13. Mysterious feat. Rell
14. New Heights
15. Back From Up Under feat. Max B
16. Is This the End
17. Prosperous feat. Co Campbell


Unsung Heroes - Unleashed (2000)

01. Magnificent feat. Rob-O
02. Freestyle feat. Ken Boogaloo
03. Crushed Velvet feat. Ty
04. Brief Case (Interlude)
05. Amateurs Get Hung feat. Frankenstein
06. Transatlantic feat. Siah & Yeshua Da PoED
07. Never Underestimate feat. Killa Kela & Dick Dastardly
08. What Would You Do? feat. J-Live, Mr. Complex & L-Fudge
09. Norm feat. Siah & Yeshua Da PoED
10. WJAM (Interruption)
11. Next Degree feat. Siah & Karime Kendra
12. Dummy feat. J-Live & L-Fudge
13. Word From Roy (Interlude)
14. Work It Out feat. Siah
15. Path Is Narrow feat. Frankenstein, The Visitors & The Phantom
16. Changed Man feat. L-Fudge
17. Here To Make A Difference feat. Godfather Don
18. Divine Gifts feat. The Visitors & The Phantom
19. Universal feat. Yeshua Da PoED
20. Daily Intake (cuts by Prime Cuts, Tony Vegas, Shiver, J1200 & Reality)
21. Just Relax (Interlude)
22. High on Nothing feat. Karime Kendra


Hard to find debut album from UK producers Unsung Heroes, released on 75 Ark.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thavius Beck - Urban Subsonic[EP](2009)

1 Wind Gusts
2 Will I Ever
3 Absinthe
4 Icky Pricky
5 The Nature Of Humans
6 Cisco


Gunnie Sanotchra-Can it be? M.J. Tribute

Gunnie Sanotchra-Can it be? M.J. Tribute


Diverse - One A.M. (2003)

01. Certified
02. Uprock
03. Big Game feat. Vast Aire
04. Ain't Right
05. Just Biz
06. Blindman
07. Explosive feat. Lyrics Born
08. Under The Hammer feat. Jean Grae
09. 747 (Flyin)
10. Interlude (Amberglis)
11. Leaving
12. In Accordance


Slept on album with production from RJD2, Madlib & Prefuse73.

Benn Grim - The Nutmeg EP (2008)

01. Grim Related
02. Change The Script feat. YakBallz
03. Wreckage
04. Dead People feat. Slow Suicide Stimulus
05. All Things Grim
06. Mizery Metal feat. Metal Heart, MC Sheen & Timmy Wiggins


Atmosphere - Headshots Se7en (2005)

01. Sep Seven Game Show Theme
02. Round And Round
03. Tracksmart feat. Mr. Gene Poole)
04. Choking on a Wishbone
05. The Jackpot/Swept Away
06. @ It Again
07. The Stick Up feat. Eyedea & Abilities
08. Lyle Lovette
09. Higher Living
10. To The Break Of Sean
11. Deer Wolf
12. Molly Cool
13. Dungeons And Dragons feat. Musab
14. Anterlude
15. Advanced Communications
16. A Tall Seven And Seven
17. 3.2 Red Dog
18. The Abusing Of The Rib
19. Write Now (Multiples No. 4)
20. I Wish Those Cats @ Fobia Would Give Me Some Free Shoes
21. Heart


Deep Puddle Dynamics - Taste Of Rain ...Why Kneel (2002)

01. Deep Puddle Theme Song
02. Candle
03. Thought Vs. Action
04. Where the Wild Things Are
05. June 26th, 1998
06. Scarecrow Speaks
07. I Am Hip Hop (Move the Crowd)
08. Heavy Ceiling
09. June 26th, 1999 - Slight
10. June 26th, 1999 - Exist
11. June 26th, 1999 - Purpose
12. June 26th, 1999 - Mothers of Invention
13. Rainmen (Controller 7 Remix)


Dirty Circus & Friends present Over Easy (2006)

01. Intro
02. Dirty Circus - It's The Dirty
03. Dirty Circus - New Day
04. Moka Only feat. Mos Eisley - Higher Algebra
05. Dirty Circus - The Salesmen
06. T. Angah - Demo 1
07. Edge-1 - I'll Look Around
08. Dirty Circus - Typical Man
09. Boom Bap Project - Get With This
10. Dirty Circus - Lies
11. Ronaldo Ramada - Demo 2
12. Webmatic - Soul Music
13. Dirty Circus - That's Right Pt.1
14. Randy Arbuckle & Heart - Demo 3
15. Dirty Circus - Ninety Too
16. Pigeon Hole - One, Two
17. Evil - He's Evil
18. Sammy Samosa & Los Sailo - Demo 4
19. Innocent Bystanders - Dayy Off
20. DJ Itchy Ron - Hip Hop
21. ...Outro


Grooveman Spot - Smooth Strikes(2009)

01. Boogie Nights Intro
02. Talib Kweli&Hi-Tek / The Blast
03. De La Soul / View
04. Jigmastas / Don't Get It Twisted Feat, Sadat X
05. Pete Rock&Grand Agent / This Is What They Meant
06. Busta Rhymes / Ill Vibes Feat Q-Tip (The Ummah Remix)
07. EDO.G / Stop Dat Feat, Krumb Snatcha&Jaysaun
08. A Tribe Called Quest / His Name Is Mutty Ranks
09. Mos Def / Mathmatics (gs Brend)
10. Que-D / In Your Face
11. Kev Brown,Grap Luva&Oddisee / Keep On
12 Kombo / Time 4 A New Horizon Feat Grap Luva
13. The U.N. / Long Time Coming
14 Phife Dawg / Melody Adonis
15 Big L / Hold It Down' Feat.Stan Spit&A.G.&Miss Jones
16. Deda / Everyman
17. Da Nation / Whatchuwantboo?
18. K-otix / Questions  
19. Organized Konfusion / Questions
20. Pitch Black / Show&Prove With Outro


The ARE (K-Otix) - Hustler's Theme (2003)

01. Intro
02. Hustle feat. D (K-Otix)
03. No Way No How (Remix) feat. Truth Enola
04. The Beatdown feat. MIC (K-Otix)
05. Moving Target feat. Headkrack
06. The Drive
07. The Exchange feat. J. Sands (Lone Catalysts)
08. Plan
09. Ransom Note feat. Count Bass D
10. The Dinner
11. Know feat. D-Ology
12. The Sun
13. A New Day (A New Hustle) feat. D (K-Otix)
14. Untitled


Zo! & Asylum 7 - Overdue Process (2009)

01. Intro
02. Timeline
03. Overdue Process
04. Mentality Maker
05. Crossover feat. Miz Korona
06. Resistance Is Futile
07. Crushing feat. AB
08. In Yourself
09. Simplicity
10. One Bad Thing
11. The Lineup feat. Metasyons, Finale & Buff1
12. Rigorous
13. Gotta Love feat. Asheru


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sleep (Of Oldominion) - Hesitation Wounds (2009)

01. Intro 01:30
02. Day Dreamer 04:41
03. Talk About It 02:34
04. Who To Point The Finger At 01:55
05. Ginelli 04:06
06. Spent 04:05
07. Orchestra Of Strangers 04:39
08. Hesitation Wounds Feat. Grayskul 03:50
09. Commercial 00:31
10. Lothar Feat. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien 03:57
11. Get It 03:41
12. So Far 03:52
13. Roll Call 04:19


Funkdoobiest - The Golden B-Boys (2009)

01 Madness of the Hour
02 Changes
03 Let Em Know
04 The Heavyweight Funk
05 We Bring That
06 Who Got More
07 Bubble Butts
08 Wicked
09 Freak Off
10 Lyrical Drill
11 93 Inc. (Here’s a Toast)
12 All Shot Up
13 Vocal Avenger and Funky Chief
14 Hip Hop Music
15 321 (It’s All Over
16 The Golden B Boys


Fathom 9 - Episode III (Time Warp)


Words from Fathom 9: I am a reservoir of limitless potential ... A vessel of possibilities, of contradictions, of flaws and of a power not yet fully realized...I am that solitary note, seeking to know my contributing worth in the song of life; I am the child and servant of the Secret Fire, and I yearn to know all...


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Kurious - A Constipated Monkey (1994)

01. Spell It Wit A J (Yes, Yes Jorge) (5:05)
02. Top Notch (feat. Psycho Les) (4:04)
03. I'm Kurious (3:54)
04. Uptown Shit (4:38)
05. Leave Ya' With This (3:42)
06. Fresh Out The Box (5:15)
07. Walk Like A Duck (4:57)
08. Tear Shit Up (feat. The Grimm Reaper) (3:39)
09. Baby Bust It (feat. Casual) (4:32)
10. Nikole (4:22)
11. What's The Real (4:27)
12. Jorge Of The Projects (4:33)


Ol Dirty Bastard-A Son Unique[Vinyl Bootleg](2008)

01 02:36 Lift Ya Skirt Feat. Missy ‘fat Pig’ Elliott
02 03:35 Pop Shots Feat. Lil Fame
03 03:59 Operator Feat. Clipse & Pharrell Williams
04 04:02 Back In The Air Feat. Ghostfae Killah
05 03:58 Work For Me Feat. Young Chris
06 03:37 Odb Don’t Go Breaking My Heart Feat. Macy Gray
07 02:45 Stomp Feat. Rza
08 03:08 How Ya Feelin
09 04:15 Intoxicated Feat. Raekwon, Method Man, & Macy Gray
10 03:27 Dirty & Grimey Feat. Noreaga
11 02:53 Danger Zone Feat. Joe Budden
12 02:56 Skrilla Feat. Rza
13 02:46 Don’t Hurt Me Dirty


Blaq Poet - The Blaqprint (2009)

1. I-Gettin (Prod. by DJ Premier)
2. U Phucc’D Up (Feat. KL) (Prod. by Easy Mo Bee)
3. Ain’t Nuttin’ Changed (Prod. by DJ Premier)
4. What’s The Deal? (Prod. by DJ Premier)
5. Legendary Pt. 1 (Feat. Nick Javas & NYGz) (Prod. by DJ Premier)
6. Hood Crazy (Prod. by DJ Premier)
7. Voices (Prod. by DJ Premier)
8. Hate (Feat. N.O.R.E.) (Prod. by DJ Premier)
9. Sichuwayshunz (Prod. by Gemcrates)
10. Stretch Marks And Cigarette Burns (Feat. Panchi & Imani Montana) (Prod. by DJ Premier)11. S.O.S. (Prod. by DJ Premier)
11. S.O.S. (Prod. by DJ Premier)
12. Let The Guns Blow
13. Don’t Give A Fucc (Prod. by DJ Premier)
14. Rap Addiction (Feat. Lil’ Fame & Shabeeno) (Prod. by DJ Premier)
15. Never Goodbye (Tribute to KL) (Prod. by DJ Premier)


Ide The Shanty One Interview

Hey Ide, how you doin' man?

*laughs* Yea! What up?

You are known as "Ide The Shanty One", where did you get your name from?

Pretty much the name came from my earlier graffiti days. I was really into my heritage when I was younger (Irish-Scottish). I got a Celtic tribal art tattoo, a three-leaf clover and "pride" written with it. I tried to use Pride as my tag. But I couldn't right a P or R well, so I dropped the P & R, and started righting IDE but I pronounced it like EYE DEE. I've had that name since around 96-97, the shanty one came later. IDE when written is short and doesn't always stand out, so that's the full length of the name. A nickname on top of the nickname. Hip-hop is a real life style and we keep it real dirty. So that's the Shanty aspect, also tied in with the Irish heritage...for fuck sake!

I didn't know it was that easy but it definitely fits. As fas as music concerned, you are part of the Creative Juices Music collective in New York. Tell us more about your crew, who is in it and why do you call your team "Creative Juices Music"?

Yeah man - basically the Creative Juices crew is my family. These are dudes I record with, live with, eat with, do shows with, go to bars with, and get in fights with. You name it, that's my squad. That's the life force of my whole existence. Before introducing the whole collective, one thing I got to say is: This group of people is some of the most creative, high-energy people around. The chemistry between everyone is incredible, everyone is real close, and we just all feed off each other's drive and creativity. In a sense there's friendly competition, but it's more like "oh shit you brought it there with the verse,damn I got to come on some wild intricate shit now". It really keeps us on our toes. Everyone in the crew has there own unique specific style. But amongst everyone there are underlying similarities. So on our own we all can stand, and when we work together we stand even stronger. We are all a bunch of characters and I think that really comes across in the music. The squad has so many members and affiliates.. check our website to see the whole line up. But the core members are Alucard, the dark and deviant.. Critical, the sick and perverted.. you got Life Long, the animated and versatile, Jise with real stories, and mad flavor, UG.. with the wild imagination and word play ... Savage Messiah with the knowledge and conspiracies...Whitey Mckracker on the boards and baselines. Than you got cats on the beats like Kryptonite from England nothing but consistent boom-bap.. Caique out in Brazil with the ill layered, melodic bangers. Than you got Cept one on the graphics - plus the immediate fam is DJ Connect, Skavenger, 2 Hungry Bros, Respect the God, Nemo, Tzar, Lil Vic...the list goes on....

You are not only a crew consisting of musicians since CJM started a small label with a - I guess - small budget some years ago. Now CJM is one of the premier independent labels in New York everybody is watching. How did you manage to do that this quick in these difficult times for a record label?

We have always been real low budget/no budget. We put up our own money to promote and release allot of these projects. Everything we make more or less goes right back into what we are doing. I'm not going to bullshit you, the path I've chosen has had some huge disappointments and letdowns. But at the end of the day, I'm able to survive off music, which gives me the time to really work on allot of albums. That's all I can really ask for. It's tough.. everyone in the crew has a lot of hustles.. we make alot of sacrifices in attempting to get this movement off the ground. We are still trying to situate the whole thing and the journey has been nearly 8-9 years all ready. So one thing with us is we are not over night cats. Not everyone has heard of us but we've been making our moves gradually. We have gained the respect of many of our idols, and cross paths with just about everyone in the industry. We have been involved in lots of music, artists, and albums that no one has any idea we were apart of. I'm known to stay in the lab, this is all I do. So its allot of time and hard work invested.

I noticed CJM is still selling a lot of physical CD's and seems not to be heavy into the digital online market yet. More and more labels do it the other way round, so why do you still promote real CDs?

We are going to keep releasing cds, vinyl. I've even thought about pressing some tapes. I'm a firm believer that music is an experience and there's something about owning physical cds, holding it in your hands, checking the art, reading the shout outs, rolling a blunt on the cover. All this digital stuff deprives listeners of an experience, you can download every album ever made but it will just be taking up space, you wont even check half the stuff. I would rather have the stuff I really like, support those artists and see my collection in my room. I grew up in NJ right across the GW Bridge. I used to cut school to come out to fat beats. I would stay in the record store in my town till I got kicked out. I was digging for records and meeting Pete Rock, Tony Touch, tons of artists. That type of thing really motivated me "like shit.. I could have grabbed the record he would have used"... These were all important parts in my becoming who I am. Sometimes life indicates to you your right where you're intended to be. I don't think your going to find that inspiration selecting Mp3s in front of a computer, but who knows. Me, I'll probably still walk around with a cd player, and buy records.. At the same time I recognize, culture and value. I'm not trying to be naive. I just signed a digital contract and as of Feb 23.... all of our releases will be pushed digitally. You can find releases like Force Fed, and Divine Kingdom on itunes right now, but our hole catalog will be available digitaly in the next few months.

I got your point on physical CD's even if it is a little bit old-fashioned, I share your opinion a full 100 percent, I could not live without my CD-collection!. But let's get back to your musical career and not discuss this point of view. Personally you released your solo album "Force Fed" back in 2007. Have you been satisfied with the reactions from the listeners and the critics?

I released "Force Fed" in 2007, as I'm sure you know it was finished in 2006 but took some time to get out. Force Fed was a funny thing - it was never planned, it was intended to be a mixtape for me to sell because I was doing more and more shows. And I really had no new material to promote at the time. The project really started expanding into an album, so when "Force Fed" came together I really didn't know how it was going to get received. I think I got too much credit for that album. There were some reviews holding it in high regards, calling it best album of the year and things like that. People hitting me up with really high praise. As much as it made me feel good, I don't think its all that true. I'm proud of that album, when I listen to it I get real hype. I think it was a great place for me to start, it's only going to progress. I could pick apart that album, but I won't. I'm glad people like it and continue to support it. Even on a minor scale of achievements, I never thought it would do as well as it did. Ideology is going to really surpass Force Fed in many ways and than there's the stuff I'm working on with UG and Alucard right now. I'm still evolving. The craft will continue to develop and I'm going to keep coming up with new ways of presenting the material.

I remember the moment I saw the cover for "Force Fed", I was like: What the fuck is this? So could you give us some information about the album cover for "Force Fed" and the connection to the album?

Ahah yea.. it's one of those covers you really got to examine to fully appreciate. But once you do, you might not be able to put it down. The art was done by the brilliant mind Doug Hoffman and arranged by my good friend Todd Masters (also down with Creative Juices). I had scene a few things from Doug Hoffman here and there when I didn't know him. I always thought he was an old man. I didn't think someone in my age range would be coming up with all this ill abstract art. Doug heard of my music through my affiliation with Jak P. at the time. The two of us started linking up exchanging material. I approached Doug About doing the cover and he decided he would do it. That was a big turning point in the album. He agreed and wanted to hear
some material. I gave him a cd of all this corny half ass demo material. I realized that I was going to have to come much better than that. At this point I really locked myself in the studio and crafted.. I built with Doug in regard to this story about my family name.

The story was that the name Gallogly and the birthmark came at the same time, long ago. A chieftain, having started a rumpus, maybe against the English, had his horse killed in a big fight and, being a powerful man, fought so well on foot that his companions dubbed him 'Galloglach' - Gallogly - the Irish for foot soldier. He was punished be a brand on the forehead of a rough crown; and his wife, being in a delicate condition, saw it and when her son came he had the same mark.

Low and behold I have the scar on my forehead, so this influenced the cover. And if you look close you will see a horse and a warrior with a sword. It's Doug Hoffman's interpretation influenced by the music. I couldn't have been blessed with a better cover. Doug is now recording and has a project with Will Taubin that I've heard some tracks to and is just insane. This cat is so talented...

Your new album "Ideology" is out real soon, it's a collabo project together with DJ Connect from Sweden. How did you connect with him since he is living on the other side of the world?

I linked with Connect through L.i.f.e. Long. Life is doing an album with Big Ape from Sweden of the Elite Fleet: "Crossing The Globe". He introduced Connect and me. The first song me and Connect recorded was "Snapped", the original album title track which was changed. We talked about doing an EP. Than about 4 years later that turned into a LP. This album actually started before Force Fed. That's why we brought "Never" back on Ideology with the remix. Shout out to L.i.f.e. Long for really making the whole situation happen.

What do you think is the reason that more and more US rappers especially from the East Coast work together with European Producers (Snowgoons from Germany, Tommy Tee from Norway, Armyfatique from the Netherlands, Sicknature from Denmark, The Misanthropist from Sweden etc.)?

In my opinion, alot of the producers in Europe are doing it right. They are still record heads: digging, gear heads using drum machines and samplers. These kids in the US man - and I'm speaking of the newer bread with in the last 5 years in particular, and it hurts me to say - they are all about instant gratification. Everyone wants to be a rapper. And if they can't the closest next best thing is DJ or Producer. With the
accessibility of computers and software anyone can become a beat maker over night: but they aren't schooled in sonic spectrums, fundamentals of sound, and what really makes a good beat. I'm not trying to talk like I'm a guru but me and my boys spent years in studios, around engineers producers, DJs, clubs, street teams, labels, taking it all in... you can't get that plug in on Fruity Loops.

Hell yeah, dat's right. So besides DJ Connect, who did the beats on your new album and who else is sharing the mic?

Other than Connect I did some production. I had to lace the interludes and outro. But I don't rhyme on any of my beats on this one. Connect really produced the whole album and I'm happy to say I make beats. So to do an album with another cat doing all the production, that really says something. On the mic I had to team up with my favorite emcees doing it. You known I got Alucard on a few tracks with me. There's no IDE with out Alucard, that's my brother in this. Than you got L.i.f.e. Long on a few tracks, killing a posse cut, and than doing the concept track "Baby Boom" talking about the loss of our culture, forgotten artists, and flooded industry. Jise is on 2 tracks. Him and me did the track "You'll Find" getting a little deeper in content, which is a personal favorite. My mentor and good friend Mr. U to the G. from the Cella Dwellas (and now officially down with the movement) on the posse cut Endurance. Criticals on 2 joints bringing his usual A game, intricate word play and intensity. I got Rocca Spot from out in Sweden on the "Never Remix" as well as Maylay Sparks aka Rahsheed whose been showing mad love. My man Block Mcloud blessed me with his presence on "Devilz Island", just killing it. which was a huge honor... Block and me had been building on working together for a few years, so it was crazy to finally make it happen. I got a track "Keep on" feat Pace Won, Yah Yah, and Young Zee. I grew up in NJ and was a huge Outz fan, so this was a dream come true. Than you got the joint "War Of The Worlds" featuring Ill Bill. What more can I say, the shit is crazy. Ill Bill tears it down, the track is insanity...

A really impressive line-up, wow. So what are your main topics on the new album?

The concepts are the evolving record industry, the larger mysteries of life, the strive for truth, and complex ways of thinking.. Basically how there's more than what you see... and its up to you to make some thing of it all.

So how would you describe the difference between "Force Fed" and "Ideology"?

I would describe Ideology as Force Feds older brother, who's just a little stronger and got more experience and insight. It's a lot more advanced. While Force Fed was often straight stream of consciousness, Ideology is a lot more put together and conceptual. More developed songs with choruses and cuts, bridges and movement. The overall sound is much more professional.

And your personal progress from the first to the second album?

Definitely more intricate and developed. I didn't rush things on Ideology. I got things to sound the way I wanted them to be. I tried not to settle for anything on this album. I think my writing, and delivery has gotten alot stronger.

Because you mentioned you got UG from the (Cella) Dwellas on your album, who was responsible for his comeback since he has been away from the scene for quite some time and everyone was missing him?

I definitely wouldn't say I was responsible for his comeback. Even when you didn't know, UG was still there. He was in the basement next to a candle, quill tip in hand filling the spell book. He's a shape shifter. Dude has taken on so many forms created careers under various skins and moved on - but he's never gone anywhere. He has always been there. Now he's ready to open Pandora's box on everyone and really could change the whole fuckin game. UGs got 2 albums and a mixtape in the works. He's about to let the world know he didn't go anywhere.

I heard one of those solo albums you mentioned will get released on the Creative Juices Music label?

UG and me were in the lab just today. We are building on a daily basis. We have a lot of things planned. Don't really want to give away too much on that yet. But albums, tours, videos, skits, DVDs, are all in the making. We are doing an album together, that's official. Got 8 album tracks all ready recorded and mixed and a few more in the making. Expect to hear alot more from UG and IDE. It's really just getting started. We got big plans for everyone! We are doing shows all over the east coast now and are trying to get out west and to Europe. Also in case cats havent heard. There is another rumor going around about UG and Sean P are doing a mixtape. Thats all I can say, but you know whats about to happen!

Since you are producing and rapping, would you call yourself primarily a rapper or a producer?

I like to think of myself as a producer who raps, but I started out as a DJ. And I'm also an engineer. I think I just suffer form multiple personality disorder.

Did you start as a rapper or as a producer?

As a producer. But I was the kid in 6th grade with everyone surrounding him at the school dance spitting Cypress Hill and Wu-Tang when kids were doing the stupid chicken dance. But that wasn't far from when I got my first turntable. To me, writing and making beats always went hand in hand, but I made my first beat probably before I wrote my first rhyme. But that's becoming a chicken or the egg tale, either way ill romanticize it...

You still remember those times you started writing/producing? What has changed since then?

Barely, but I try as hard as I can... What changed!? Everything - but it's all still the same shit...

True that. So when you are in the studio, do you begin working on a beat or do you write the raps first?

Depends... I just tend to go with what I'm in the mood for. But if I'm making a beat, 9 out of 10 times I write a verse to it. Anything I put out producing other artists, in my personal vaults I have me spitting to the beat, and I listen to it while I flex in the mirror. I'm so vain...

Please describe a typical day with Ide in the studio. Is it more like real work or fun with your homies?

*laughs* all work all play! I'm so focused I'm probably an asshole to be around half the times. Wake up: 9-10:43 (depending how late the night session went). Smoke a blunt with Alu 10:44-11:00. Plot the demise of the squirrels trying to break in our apartment 11:01 - 11:23 ... Alright let me stop... it's a all day thing. I put in around 8-16 hours a day, probably 6-7 days a week. I run a studio out of the crib and have sessions on the regular. I work with allot of local talent, cats like Many Styles are recording new albums with me. I also teach MPC classes at dubspot in the city. All and all I'm all about having fun with the music but I like to get down to business. I'm all about being productive. I hate mass talking, bullshitting and wasting time. I don't have time to spare and I don't get along with cats that do. I take what I do real serious. It never stops with me, I'm all about staying productive. I usually work until I have headaches that I'm spitting out blood from. Than meat up with my girl, rejuvenate, rest up than come right back to it. "I'm on a mission"...that's how I started Force Fed. It was a quote from the GZA, but it's also a quote people say about me. I look at success as a destination not an option. I'm just trying to find the path of least resistance in getting there.

Good point. Of course people want to know which rapper you would like to
produce a whole album for?

Ghostface! That's the day I call it quits... nah. .. man I'm a big Ghost fan. Over all Wu fan. I still listen to "Iron Man" religiously. I think I could come up with some real dope production for Ghost. Other than that I would say Redman, Nas, Son Doobie, Everlast, maybe Outkast...Heltah Skeltah? I've been getting really into Hell Rahzah. Really though, currently I'm working with emcees that would have been my top choices. So I dont really even think like that. But for sake of the question Ghost! If you know him
tell him to get at me...*laughs*

You got a favorite rapper from the CJM camp you like to work with?

Nah, no favorites. Honorable mention to UG, those sessions are so high energy and its just crazy hanging out with him. The stories, the rhymes, everything is real ill. So it's always an adventure. Being involved in something like music and having someone you really look up to basically co-sign or just give so much love and respect. That really enables someone like me to have the conviction and confidence needed. I try to be around UG as much as possible. I learn alot from him.

Are there any plans for an album from the CJM label produced exclusively by Ide?

Ahah yes! Some day it will happen. For now, I got a compilation about to drop produced half by me and half by Skavenger form California. I'm producing the whole IDE and Alucard album. I'm going to drop the crew name for the first time ever here: "Dark Matter". It's tough for me to want to produce a whole compilation. I want all my brothers to shine: Krypto, Caique, Connect, Nemo, Will Taubin, Drunk Orch, Tzar, Vic, 2 Hungry Bros, everyone! But I really want to display my skillz on beats as much as my skillz on the mic, so I will be doing alot more projects all produced by me. After UG's album, Savage Messiah, who was formerly in Scienz of Life. His album will be dropping called "Intelligent Design". That has been pushed back as we get everything aligned. But when the time comes it will be a monster.

So besides those projects, what's next on the menu for you and the CJM team?

So much man, shit, for 2009 if all goes well. "Ideology", IDE Skav compilation, UG album, Jise album, IDE and Alucard Album "Dark Matter"...Slum Lords (Ide, Alucard & Will Taubin), Savage Messiah - "Intelligent Design", Ide - "The Book of Kells" mixtape, L.i.f.e. Long album ... L.i.f.e. Long has "Crossing The Globe", the Elite Fleet has a compilation, Respect just finished his album ... plus lots of production for other artists. Got a big song "God Bless The child" coming on Little Vic's new "Autopsy" album.

Besides releasing new albums, you got any plans for going on tour in Europe? I know you have a lot of fans here in Germany, they would like to see you here...

Man I will leave tomorrow... we are setting something up, trying to get the European tour for summer 2009. If anyone reads this is a promoter or knows promoters: hit us at info@creativejuicesmusic.com. We love NYC but were reading to see what else is out there. Yo I love Germans. Man, everyone I talk to from Germany has the most extensive knowledge on everything going on. They are hip-hop heads. Love the music, support, make dope music, it's incredible. when we come out there, we are shutting down the bars with everyone. Also huge shoutout to The Hitframers. These guys are probably the next big thing to come out of Germany, amazing producers. Their new album coming soon feature the whole Creative Juices squad plus the rest of your fav underground artists.

Okay, thanks for the answers Ide, any last words for your fans?

Wow... Knowbody got to thank you. It's because of guys like you that cats like me get to voice our opinions on all this stuff. Keep that collection growing. When we come out there we will have to personally add some cds to the pile! Other than that, just want to say: thanks to everyone who has all this faith in us. All the love heads how is what fuels the Creative engine - there's no way we will let you down. We want to keep making the stuff we love. Check the new page on myspace for videos, shirts everything. We want to go all out for you. Mad respect from NJ & BK to Germany, let's keep it international. One mind, one love.


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03. M-Sea-Cresy
04. No Return
05. Spartibus
06. Indisible
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08. Psych Evaluation
09. Cemantics
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