Takin’ Em Back – 6/26

26 06 2009

Nas – It Ain’t Hard to Tell

My throwback joint today is Nas’ “It Ain’t Hard to Tell” off the classic Illmatic album. The joint is still amazing till this day with it’s witty rhymes and swift delivery, and it also features one of my favorite MJ samples. The sample comes from “Human Nature”, one of my favorite Mike tracks, and it can also be heard on SWV’s “Right Here” (to believe Pharrell did ad-libs on there). Continue reading to peep the original Michael Jackson “Human Nature” track, as well as SWV’s sampled version.

RIP Michael Jackson

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Dope or Nope 6/25 – M.O.P. Visits the Slaughterhouse!

25 06 2009

Slaughterhouse feat. M.O.P. – Woodstock Hood Hop (Prod. Nottz)
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The Slaughterhouse (Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, & Royce Da 5’9) drops the street banger “Woodstock”. As usual, the Slaughterhouse lyrically kills a hard, gutter instrumental produced by Nottz. M.O.P. lends their hype presence to “Woodstock” making it the ideal track to hear live

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Seeing is Believing 6/25 – New 50 & Pac Div Vids!

25 06 2009

On today’s vids…

50 Cent “Will Do Anything”

Pac Div should be “The Mayor”

Continue reading to peep the vids!

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Rest in Peace Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

25 06 2009

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Superstar Michael Jackson unexpectedly passed today after being rushed to the hospital after suffering from cardiac arrest. The king of Pop was in a coma at UCLA Medical Center, and eventually passed this afternoon. This is a unfortunate day for Music losing one of the greatest entertainers of all time and an overall icon. Throughout the years Michael brought us decades of classic music, unforgettable performances, and was coined the King of Pop.

Actress/Sex symbol Farrah Fawcett passed today as well after losing an ongoing battle with anal cancer. Fawcett died at the age of 62, almost 6 hours before MIchael Jackson’s death.

Continue reading to peep five of my favorite Michael Jackson vids!

Rest in Peace MJ & Farah Fawcett

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Mixtape Madness: New CurT@!n$ Mixtape!

23 06 2009

CurT@!n$- The Great Adventures of Dope Boy C: Dope for President
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New MC’s continue to grind hard with the numerous mixtapes that dropped this month. To add to that, a new artists out of the West, CurT@!n$ drops his presidential themed mixtape, Dope for President. As far as apperances go, he’s got Tyrese and Bun-B featured on this joint. The back cover artwork (as seen inside) reminds me of Lloyd Banks’ Hunger For More back cover. I first heard CurT@!n$ at a U-N-I show at the Viper Room, and he can spit. Make sure you check out this mixtape! Hit up the full story for the tracklisting and download link.

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Seeing is Believing 6/23 – New Reflection Eternal

23 06 2009

Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Dj Hi-Tek) – Back Again
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Kweli & Hi-Tek bounce back out of nowhere with their video titled “Back Again”. I’ve been waiting for a follow up LP to 2000’s Train of Thought, and my prayers are answered with their new album Revolutions Per Minute dropping this later this year.





Dope or Nope 6/22 – New Nas!

22 06 2009

Nas – Film (Produced by C-Sick)

nasA young producer from the Chi was picked won a contest last year titled the Big Tune 2008. The 18-year old producer named C-Sick was rewarded the privilege to produce a track for Nas. The reward resulted in today’s Dope or Nope entry, titled Film.

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