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DJ JS-1 – No Sell-Out


No Sell-Out Album Megamix Download
from No Sell-Out (2009, Fat Beats)
Buy at iTunes Music Store

As a member of the world famous Rock Steady Crew, partner of Rahzel (the world’s #1 beatboxer), and occasional tour DJ for KRS-One, DJ JS-1 has toured the planet with over 1,000 shows in more than 32 countries and hundreds of cities. During that time, the Queens, NY native has shared the stage with a wide variety of artists, including 50 Cent, RUN DMC, Maroon 5, Wu-Tang Clan, The Roots, Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli, Redman & Method Man, Wyclef, OAR, Dashboard Confessional, Snoop Dogg, All American Rejects, Mike Patton, and many more. As a producer, JS’ list of accomplishments runs just as long, having worked with a number of artists, such as Common, Will Smith & Jazzy Jeff, Immortal Technique, Big Daddy Kane, Dilated Peoples, Kool G Rap, Masta Ace, Pharoahe Monch, Brand Nubian, and Kool Keith just to name a few. For the past three years, JS-1 has stayed busy touring, producing, making high-profile TV appearances, and completing his new album. The result is an album will serve to make DJ JS-1 a household name for all within the hip-hop community.

For No Sell Out, an album recorded as an addendum to his previous solo effort Ground Original, JS-1 enlisted the help of an extensive and notable list of guest emcees, including KRS-One, Large Pro, Pharoahe Monch, Canibus, Sean Price, Blaq Poet, Killah Priest, Ill Bill, Kool Keith & Ced Gee (Ultramagnetic Mc’s), Aesop Rock, Vast Aire, Chino XL, Sadat X, AG, OC, Craig G, CL Smooth, Edo G, Prince Po, Akrobatik, J-Live, Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks, Rakaa of Dilated Peoples, Krondon, C Rayz Walz, Vast Aire, Nutrageous, Copywrite, PMD, Rahzel, EMC (Masta Ace, Strick, Wordsworth, Punchline), Termanology, Torae, Pumpkinhead, Jak D, Big Noyd, Q-Unique, Brother Ali, Slaine, Virtuoso, Pack FM, Supastition. Block McCloud, Trez, Rugged Intellect, and DJ Premier. No Sell Out is available in stores everywhere via Fat Beats Records.

5 O’Clock Shadowboxers + Has Lo

5 O’clock Shadowboxers + Has-Lo

No Fury (Zilla Rocca Remix) Download
How Do You Feel Download

Fresh off the hype of Zilla Rocca and Douglas Martin’s “The Slow Twilight”, Here’s a B-Side from the 5 O’Clock Shadowboxers remixed by Zilla himself so y’all don’t forget that Doug isn’t the only slamming producer out of the duo. In addition, We got a new joint from Has-Lo produced by DJ Soulclap.  Great vibe for those late-summer blues and BBQs… Enjoy.

Slaughterhouse (The Super Group)

The Mixtape
Download Here (via megaupload)

Now when I’m talkin about street-hop, I keep talkin about Crooked I, and burning copies of The Block Obama. When I’m not doing that, I keep talking about Royce and burning Bar Exams (1 & 2) for people. When I’m not doing that I’m talking about Joel Ortiz and burning whatever i got on him. Then i get to yackin about Joe Budden and that brings me to the other day when i was talkin to a kid and he was like; “man, you’re hollering at me like im the congregation but you’re not even in church”. He put me up on Slaughterhouse. I knew about slaughterhouse, but the last mixtape they did was one new song and like all of thier old seperate material from previous mixtapes, it wasnt that hot, it was just a bunch of stuff i already had. Now this was a whole new deal and it was thick with new materials. How do i feel now?

Joell Ortiz, Royce Tha 5’9, Crooked I, Joe Budden + Together = SLAUGHTERHOUSE

So heres what you need to do. you need to cop this mixtape and get ready and pray and stuff. If the album comes out its going to be sick and you’ll all need days of bedrest and medical attention like you got the swine flu. Heaven forbid you’re in mexico or this might kill you.

1. (00:03:55) Slaughterhouse – Wack Mcs
2. (00:04:17) Slaughterhouse – Fight Club
3. (00:03:28) Slaughterhouse – Bout My Money
4. (00:04:05) Slaughterhouse – Blood On The Wall
5. (00:05:20) Slaughterhouse – If You Ever Hear Me *
6. (00:05:11) Slaughterhouse – Part Of Me
7. (00:05:29) Slaughterhouse – Onslaught
8. (00:02:15) Slaughterhouse – Memories
9. (00:05:24) Slaughterhouse – Pain In His Life
10. (00:03:53) Slaughterhouse – Shake This
11. (00:03:33) Slaughterhouse – Crooked Go Hard *
12. (00:07:50) Slaughterhouse – Move On
13. (00:03:40) Slaughterhouse – Covering The Classics Pt. 1
14. (00:03:22) Slaughterhouse – Hottest In Da Hood
15. (00:04:03) Slaughterhouse – 3 Bitches
16. (00:06:50) Slaughterhouse – Slaughterhouse *
17. (00:01:24) Slaughterhouse – Crack A Brooklyn Bottle
18. (00:03:34) Slaughterhouse – Go To Hell
19. (00:01:26) Slaughterhouse – They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y)
20. (00:03:55) Slaughterhouse – Too Soon
21. (00:02:28) Royce Da 5’9? – I’m the Shit Fool! (Interlude)

The starred tracks are particularly ill.
Do you not understand? you’re still reading?

Skillz – Million Dollar Backpack / Design of a Decade


Sick Download
So Far, So Good
(feat. Common & Talib Kweli) Download
(For Real) He Don’t Own Me Download
from Million Dollar Backpack (2008, Koch)

Skillz is one of those artists that promotes us underground hip hop fans as much as we promote our favorite artists. If you have felt that there was no need to support this man, then you’re slipping. Skillz ghostwriter album was about one of the best albums the year it was released and fell on a deaf-eared hip hop community struggling with exactly what hip hop was and what was happening to what they had known was hip hop. Those of us who have been following the trail he was blazing were much more comfortable knowing that there was that kind action out there. Skillz action.

On the Okayplayer website (one I do not frequent), Skillz has a whole section of the website to himself where he proclaims on his blog, “Keep it hip hop or keep it the fuck away from me”. This is his prominent statement on exactly what kind of music he’s interested in doing and what kind of image he wants to promote. He continues to promote that statement all through his albums.

He released the design of a decade mixtape, which was an essay into influential hip hop in the era that he, Audio1, myself and many other grown-up hip hop fans came up in. It was a mixtape worth celebrating and some of the aspects of his final release for Million Dollar Backpack were overlaying themes there. If you cant afford to order Million Dollar Backpack, or you cant find it in the store (as i experienced), then go get/download Design of a Decade at the very least.

Now the first thing i noticed about MDB was the intro, sometimes intro’s just blow by me and i didn’t even bother to listen to it. The intro for MDB starts with several people, producers, singers, emcees talking about what they have in their backpacks and then he goes on to spit an almost a capella rap about backpacks and hip hop and how people have gotten rid of them or acted like they never had them when they achieved fame.

Immediately what pops into my mind is me digging around in my backpack at the age of nineteen trying to find my Del tape to put into my walkman with the oversize 30 dollar stereo headphones i had purchased to hear my beats better while i was skateboarding to work. I remember i had comics, drawing pads, pencils / markers, an HTML book, work apron w/ name tag already pinned on it and a hoodie in there. Oh, and of course some good herbals for blazing at the park and a couple of condoms in case i hooked up with some ‘slimmy’ after work. What you had in your backpack was definitive of you, and everyone had something different in their backpack. Skillz states at the end, he keeps his dreams in his.

Skillz covers the different forms of rap, but most of it is the style which he made famous. a very tell-it-like-it-is form of spit that doesnt really play with a lot of stylish speech. He drops bombs and drops them straight on the listener. Its one of the things you can really appreciate when listening to his music with someone else. Punchlines are not lost in the dialogue. This one is actually worth the money.

So Far, So Good (Remix) / Sick

Termanology / Bun B – How We Rock

Termanology feat. Bun B – How We Rock

Mekka Don – A Tribute To Bernie & Issac

Mekka Don – Death Is Life

Good looking out to Trav from Wake Up Your Daughters on this video. Its an incredible hiphop tribute to 2 legends who left us way too soon

iCON the Mic King’s Reintroduction Mix Tape – Mixed by Fishr Pryce

iCON the Mic King & DJ Fishr Pryce
The Reintroduction Mix Tape
Download (SendSpace)

A few words from our close homie Fishr Pryce on this release:

“So some of you all might know that I am the Tour DJ for Philly’s iCON the Mic King, and we figured that it was time that I did a mix tape for him. Since we are on the verge of the 3rd Renaissance of hip hop, It was only right that with this mix that we Re:Introduce you all to 2 of the people who are trying their best to make this happen. This mix should have dropped last week, but it was put on halt due to the untimely death of some one close to my family, Ms. Rita Barge, so I am dedicating this to her. Unfortunately in trying to rush get this mix out as soon as possible, I left 3 tracks out. Don’t be surprised if you see an amended mix out pretty soon as well. For what its worth I still feel this is a solid mix, and I hope you all enjoy it.”