Archive for August, 2006

Citrus Sessions from Myka Nyne


Citrus District Download Here
Tabloid Download Here
from Citrus Sessions Vol. 1 (2006, Citrus Recordings)
Buy at iTunes Music Store

“Grown Folk Hip Hop” is a term that has been used to describe Myka Nyne’s new full length record the “Citrus Sessions Vol.1” Myka Nyne is well known throughout the world for his role as a founding member of the legendary LA Hip Hop group Freestyle Fellowship.

As a trained jazz trumpeter, Myka Nyne incorporates soulful melodies interwoven with his often imitated but never duplicated hardcore “chop” style lyricism. While Myka Nyne’s musical career started as a ghostwriter on the first N.W.A. record in the late 80’s, now a day’s Myka Nyne has perfected his style and coined it “Soul Rap.” Having frequently traveled the world playing shows, and paying his dues, Myka Nyne is poised and ready to rise from the underground and make the cross over into the mainstream. Critics and fans alike agree that “Citrus Sessions Vol.1” is the most well produced and musically creative album to come from Myka Nyne.

While collaborating with the Citrus Production team, the concept for the album was born from an imaginary place in the mind where the Citrus Sound takes on attributes of its own. With the “CITRUS SESSIONS ALL-STARS BAND”, consisting of members from Macy Gray, Raphael Saadiq, and Anthony Hamilton’s bands, MYKA NYNE’s live performances and tours are breaking through the barriers of Hip Hop and setting a new bar for artist worldwide.

Aceyalone – Highlights


Highlights (Video) Download
from Magnificent City (2006, Decon)

Pretty cool video from Aceyalone relating to all things marijuana…
This one is dedicated to the cheeba cheeba heads out there in BrokeBBoyland!

Whats Going On

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

What’s Going On (feat. Chuck D of Public Enemy) Download
from What’s Going On (2006, Shout Factory)
Help Tipitina’s Foundation by purchasing this album at Amazon

In recognition of the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the devastation of New Orleans and the Gulf coast, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will release a meaningful reinterpretation of the Marvin Gaye classic What’s Going On. Thirty-five years after its original release, the evocative themes and social commentary found in the songs on What’s Going On are just as relevant today. Guest vocalists Chuck D, Ivan Neville, G. Love, Guru and Bettye LaVette contribute to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band’s musical message. In stores August 29th, Shout! Factory and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each copy of What’s Going On to the Tipitina’s Foundation, benefiting the music community of New Orleans. If your down for the cause, Make sure to pick up a copy. In the meantime, Enjoy this cut featuring Chuck D from Public Enemy.

Dan The Automator – NBA 2K7

Dan The Automator

2K007 (feat. Ghostface & A.G. of D.I.T.C.) Download
Don’t Hate The Player (feat. Hiero) Download
from Dan The Automator presents 2K7 (2006, Decon)

Greek mythology suggests that humans are creatures cut in half who spend their lives wandering around trying to find the other half. If this is true, producer Dan The Automator is a lucky man, for each collaboration in his multi faceted carreer has spawned success.

From his breakthrough album “Dr Octagon” to the international smash success of The Gorillaz, Dan The Automator has always worked in collaboration with other MC’s, producers or singers. Damon Albarn
(Blur), Mike Pattonn (Faith no More), Cornershop, Primal Scream, Eels, Prince Paul (De La Soul): Del The Funky Homosapien (Hieroglyphics), Mike Simpson (Dust Brothers), the list of the artists blessed to work
with Dan The Automator reads like a compendum of the best music has to offer.

Yet with his new project, Dan raises the bar even higher. 2K7, his new album features some of the hottest rappers of today: Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def, Ghostface, E40, Slim Thug, Fabolous and many more lend their
skills to one of the most esteemed producer of his time. The result is a vibrant collection of classic hip hop burners.

Says Dan The Automator: “From the start, I was interested of exploring the various facets of today’s Hip Hop. It was a matter of making their style match mine, without forcing the rappers into what they don’t sound like and at the same time keeping the record a continuous work. I think we did a great job. Someone from the Bay Area like E40 comes off equally as interesting as someone from the East Coast like Ghostface or someone from the South like Slim Thug”.
I heard theres even a remix of ATCQ’s “Lyrics To Go”. Check the cuts and dont sleep when it drops on September 19th at ya local stores and internet retailers.