Thursday, March 31, 2011

Video: MeLo-X - More Merch

Even without a bass this beat got me breaking my neck. I guess like half of the people listening to music these days use laptop speakers, which means they are missing out. Maybe not even realizing that the bass comes in at halftime. By the way, that`s Ryan Leslie on the boards. Yes, the pop-artist.

Dowload his More Merch EP here.


Audio: Anatol Atonal - Hiob & Morlockk Dilemma - Macheten & WK8 LSD (Remixe)

HIOB & MORLOCKK DILEMMA - WK8LSD // RMX by anatol atonal

Homie Anatol Atonal ist großer V.Mann (Hiob) und Morlockk Dilemma Fan und präsentiert uns seine Remixe von Macheten & WK8 LSD vom ach so schönen "Hang zur Dramatik" Album. Auch wenn es schon des öfteren Remixe gab über die 4 Jahre seit Release des Albums sind diese beiden hörbar mit Liebe gemacht und stehen jetzt zum Free Download bereit. YOYOYÖÖ
P.s. Instrumental Album von Anatol Atonal demnächst via Shalomsalon.


Audio: Domo Genesis & Hodgy Beats - TANGGOLF // Re-Edit of Liquid Swords // MP3

Domo Genesis And Hodgy Beats produced a new version of Liquid Swords. We all love the GZA original but this is also filled with a dope oDDfuture boost. ajajai


Audio: Mad Mic & Calibuz Wax ft. Krumb Snatcha - Never Stop // Stream

This is the first official Single of the forthcoming Prosa Nostra Album. Mad Mic and Calibuz Wax got the Year Round Heavyweight Krumb Snatcha on the Mic to perform "Never Stop".
Check here for more infos.

Mad Mic Calibuz Wax-Never Stop ft Krumb Snatcha by yackfou


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Video: Ubuntu - The Inoue Brothers

I was going to post the new Sean Price - Roc Marciano Remix, but while looking for a decent picture I found this instead,
Bongo along people!


Audio: FoF Mix #3: Sven Swift - Fickle Spots // Error Broadcast

FoF Mix #3: Sven Swift (Error Broadcast, Italy) - Fickle Spots Mix

Süper-Fresh Mixtape by Mr. Sven Swift (Error Broadcast) for the Friends of Friends Mix Series. Enjoy this fine selected music (fLako, OL, Pixelord and some more dope shizzl) and roll one for the good vibe. Yihaa (Check the Tracklist after the Jump)


Video: R.A The Rugged Man With Stevie The Rugged Kid Rapping

Stevie The Rugged Kid Rapping With R.A The Rugged Man at Sullys Pub Hartford Conneticut . Scream'n his rhymes with a cold and bad sound from the mic cuz the sound man couldnt get the sound level right. Via


Audio: Big K.R.I.T. - Return Of 4Eva // Free Album

Some people that I speak with find it hard to believe that so many artists are putting out albums for free. They really just want to buy the music. The better the music is, the harder it seems to accept the fact that it is free.
I guess Big K.R.I.T.`s Return Of 4Eva is one of those examples.
Almost every song has an Outkast reference,the whole thing breathes Outkast. It`s like he thought they gave us so much good inspiring music, now that they are taking a little break, Imma give you something back.
Thanks you, sir.



Audio: Blaqbird - I Was Sad // Mp3

Elliot Blaqbird aka Zeroh released this free project for us to enjoy. For a split second I thought somebody tries to jump on the Tyler The Creator train, but as this funky spaceride evolves that comparison flies out the window.
If you like what you are hearing, download the whole tape for free.



  Jalal Dunkley - Urban Rhythms EP by Collective Resonance


Collective Resonance: So here it is, Jalal Dunkley's new Mix/EP Urban Rhythm. This is a project he decided to put together kinda' out of the blue in the last 48 hours instead of sleeping! As soon as he was done with it, he asked me to host it here and share it about & then told me he was going out to drum practice. He hit me up with a basic idea for the artwork earlier this evening & I modified it a little bit until it became what you see above.



Twit One presents „Stepping Stones“ - the first 10“ album in the history of music. It got everything an album needs: 16 great tracks, a musical vision and dope artwork. All executed in true Twit fashion. Love it or leave it alone. // Twit One is a producer, DJ and bass-player from Cologne, Germany. Best known for his work with Fleur Earth, Hulk Hodn (Testiculo Y Uno), Retrogott (Echoman & 4 Trackboy) and Miles Bonny. He is also a member of the Hi-Hat Club and the creative brain behind Augenringe unter dem Dritten Auge Records (AUDDA).


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Audio: Melaz - DAYDREAMING

Melaz compiled a Selection of Funk Soul Jazz Beats and send it to us. I listened to them, proved them to be dope. Now, download the 30 chilled tracks for free.
Info & contact:
p - jones

Audio: Lee Bannon feat. Planet Asia & Gold Chain Military – Weakness // MP3

Download: Lee Bannon - Weakness // MP3

In preparation of Lee Bannon's new Beat project "The Big Toy Box 2" dropping today, he shared this give away hidden track yesterday. Weakness features Planet Asia & Gold Chain Military on a raw & dirty Lee Bannon beat, the way we like it. VIA


Audio: Lyle Horowitz - Chain Reaction featuring PreZZure & St. Vincent +Remix

Download: Chain Reaction + Remix + Instrumental

Here’s the second leak off of my upcoming Auteur: Director’s Cut LP. This time, PreZZure weaves gritty storytelling on a smooth, piano-heavy beat by yours truly. This is the first time I’ve ever premiered the remix of the song, which features elements of the original St. Vincent sample, “The Party”.


Audio: Elaquent - The Midnight After // huhwhatwhere

Some days ago we showed you the preview on EQ's "The Midnight After", now you can stream the album via BC...Infos and Stream after the jump..


Video: Danny Brown - Guitar Solo // DO THE WRITE THING

The official video for Danny Brown's track 'Guitar Solo'.
Shot in Detroit. A co-production by Free Lunch Kidz and Stedfast Media.


Monday, March 28, 2011



Audio: We Got It - Japanese Beatmaker Compilation // Yel-owe records

This Nice "We Got It" Beat Compilation features some really dope japanese Beatmakers. Homie Pigeondust sent me a sample a while ago while he was compiling the Beat Tape. The end result contains some fresh Bangers on it. Play some of my Favourites above and check the complete Album Stream and Download Link after the Jump. Yo°°


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Audio: Chuuwee - Slow Down (Produced By Tellapath) // Mp3

Chuuwee caught my attention riding over a couple of Lee Bannon tracks. This one is produced by Tellapath and sounds equally fresh. Breaking up is hard to do... what a great song though.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Video: The LIBERATORS - Rags To Riches // Blaxploitation Music

The Blaxploitation music video for the Liberators new single: 'Rags to Riches'. It's a movie trailer within a music video: Introducing Leeroy, the most bad-ass brother to ever wear the badge. He's got a black belt in justice and a license in ass-whooping. He's so bad he makes Shaft look white! If you're a fan of blaxploitation films, 70's cinema, afrobeat, afrofunk , laughter, or world peace - check it out . The Liberators album is available now through Record Kicks.


solo & altona

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Video: Speak Easy Episode 1 - Prequel to the Cypher & Cypher

Samuel Rogers: In this intial episode of Speak Easy, emcees DiCap, Grunge Gallardo, Intalek and Big Shot, formerly of NOTTZ RAW group DMP, perform with DJ Bee on the turntables. Speak Easy is a documentary series about the underground Hip-Hop culture which exist in the 757 area code of Virginia. The idea is to use the forum of a cypher, which is a place where emcees commonly come together to bond and build their skills, to showcase the talents of these artist as well as the dj's. And to also give insight to minds of these artist who for many years have been somewhat overshadowed.


Audio: the1978ers (yU & Slimkat 78) - G​.​I​.​R​.​L. // Beat Tape

A while ago we showed you the "Slimkat78 - Soundfreakers (Beat Mix)" with a bunch of nice and soulful beats. The Saga continues with this "G​.​I​.​R​.​L." Beat E.P. featuring yU78 of Diamond District.
Complete Stream after the jump.


Audio: DJ DeadEye ft. Slaine, KrumbSnatcha, Esoteric, EasyMoney - Livin Lost // MP3

DJ Deadeyes Debut "Substance Abuse" dropped 2 days ago. This is the latest leak called "Livin Lost" with a pretty nice lineup of Slaine, Esoteric, Krumbsnatcha and Easy Money produced by DC the Midi Alien. The Hook is a little too lame, but the more i hear of Slaine the more i get a fan of him, considering my concerns in the beginning of the Coka Nostra hype.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Audio: Nangdo - Lost Beats 2001-2006 // BeatTape

This ones straight from our Inbox. The cover kinda sucks :D But whatever, the music is fckn great. Nice Beats of a Producer i never heard before. The Variety of the 16 Tracks goes from sample based straigtht boom bap  beats to chord-mellow chilled beats.
Its up for grabs at his Bandcamp and fully worth the 1$ u have to pay for it!!


Video: Abstrakt Idea - Beats Blunts & Burgers // TRAILER

Here you see the Teaser for "Beats, Blunts & Burgers" Beat Ep by "Abstrakt Idea" dropping 4th of april. Thx to Will for peeping that, Teaser Beat is so soulful, smooth and makes hungry for more. yoorrpp
Check all informations about the release after the jump.


Video: Classified - Ups And Downs

Canada`s own Classified has just released his new Album Handshakes and Middle Fingers and you can cop that right here. Grown man rap doesn`t need a banging beat, just grown ass lyrics. His last Album Self Explanatory was tight switching through so many moods and beats without being too experimental. Cop his old album here.
Thanx to Jan P.


Video: Kooley High – Somethin Outta Nothin feat. Median

Somethin Outta Nothin is of Kooley High's latest release "Eastern Standard Time".

Audio: Nametag - Raw Dirty Filth feat. Guilty Simpson // pod. by Nameless

RAW-DIRTY-FILTH by Nametag ft. Guilty Simpson [prod. by Nameless] is the first single released from Nametag's forthcoming "Classic Cadence III" free download presented by Dub MD set for release in late spring 2011.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Video & Audio: Has-Lo - Utero // In Case I Don't Make It "LP"

Download: Has-Lo - Utero // MP3

Has-Lo's  debut at MelloMusicGroup "In Case I Don't Make It" (CD) drops 29th of march. To celebrate the new release MMG dropped the new UTERO video and the corresponding MP3.


Complete "In Case I Don't Make It" album stream after the jump.

Audio: DJ Iliaz - Hi-Hat Club Box Set "Mix" // MPMCGN

In preperation of the Hi-Hat Club box set release, DJ Iliaz mixed a mashup of the previous issues 1 - 5 of the Hi-Hat Club series. Mix also includes an exclusive beat by Dj Adlib who will be responsible for the 6th installment. Pre-Order the Box at MPM-Music.

Get the Tracklist & Details after the Jump.


Audio: P.U.D.G.E. - WEIRD DISHES // Radiohead Tribute EP

Download: P.U.D.G.E. - WEIRD DISHES // Radiohead Tribute

P.U.D.G.E.: Over the last 10 yrs. Radiohead has become my favorite band. Periodically i would "chop-up" & re-interpret one of their works and I never thought to release them as a cohesive project,until now...Boom.(done over the course of) 5 years. (P.U.D.G.E. Bandcamp)


Audio: Shankles - Gully Foil // EP // feat. S.Maharba (Jus Like Music)

Download: Shankles - Gully Foil EP (Jus Like Music)
Complete Stream after the Jump

UK's Shankles weaves a sinister yet uplifting mix of twisted samples and dark breaks. His ability to seamlessly shift from delicate build-ups into claustrophobic crescendos is nothing short of ....................

Monday, March 21, 2011

Video: Zion I & The Grouch - Rockit Man

Zion I & The Grouch unveil their latest video for the single “Rockit Man" featuring Bay Area singer-rapper Silk- E. "Rockit Man" is off the new album Heroes in the Healing of the Nation which drops tomorrow.


Audio: Self Scientific - God`s Language // Mp3

Oh my god! I am a huge fan of Chace and Khalil, but this kills it all.
“Trials Of The Blackhearted” dropping March 29th. Hell fuckin yeah.


Video: Dialect & Despair - Mission Statement

The third music clip from DIALECT & DESPAIR'S album THE VORTEX. Finest Rap music from Australia. More 2 come. Be Prepared.



Audio: Dj House Shoes: Constellations - The A to Z of Dennis Coffey

Track artwork 
 Constellations – The A to Z of Dennis Coffey: A Mix By House Shoes
Leading up to the foundational Motor City guitarist's new self-titled solo album, Detroit's own House Shoes takes us on a journey through Dennis Coffey's history of funk. Including the psychedelic b-boy soul of Coffey's 70's solo material, classic recordings on which he recorded as a sessions musician, hip-hop cuts which have sampled his material, and even a couple of sneak peaks at the new album's music, Constellations is 45 minutes of straight heat, mixed by a master DJ intimately acquainted with Coffey's legacy, and his future.
  Constellations - The A to Z of Dennis Coffey by Strut 

Free Download of this massiv mix.  BumpBump
– jones


Audio: Emay - Incorruptible // EP

Emay: It's Emay once again and I'm extremely excited to finally release this EP entitled Incorruptible. This EP consists of 5 tracks including two instrumental songs that I just had to put on the project. It's a very brief project that is based on some concepts and ideas that my mind never completely understood, but I felt enough about these thoughts....

Audio: Apollo Brown - Heirlooms feat. Has​-​Lo // CLouds LP // MP3

Download: Apollo Brown - Heirlooms feat. Has​-​Lo // CLouds LP // MP3

Detroit producer Apollo Brown recently released his new instrumental opus Clouds to universal critical & popular acclaim. A lot of emcees have been laying down vocal sessions over the inspiring collection of beats, but when the newest emcee to sign with Mello Music Group decided to jump on Apollo's Heirloom instrumental, we had to share it with the world....

Video: Verrückte Hunde - Real HipHop!? // Hi-Definition Version

Nachdem wir euch letzte Woche die Mixery Version von "Real HipHop!?" von den Verrückten Hunden vorgestellt, folgt nun die High Def Version direkt auf ihrem YouTube Channel. Checkt die anderen Videos / Tracks in dem Channel.


Audio: The Rub pres. The History of HipHop 1979-2009 // 31 MixTapes

This Series is really of da Chain. The Guys of compiled 30 Years of HipHop in a yearly based 60 Minute Mixtape Series. Started in 2007, this series finally reached its final 30th episode. This is a Must CheckOut!!!

Download Links after the Jump!

Thx to HypesRus.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Audio: Virtuoso - Statue prod. by Sicknature // MP3

Lyrical legend Virtuoso and production powerhouse Snowgoons team up for another classic collaboration. This fan favorite cut off of Snowgoons latest LP "Kraftwerk" (available now on Goon Muzik / Ihiphop Distribution) is produced by Denmark musical mastermind Sicknature.


R.O.L. Weekly VideoTapes # 4

This weeks VideoTapeDeck features Reks, Defari, Talib Kweli, Action Bronson, Four Horsemen, maticulous, Eternia, Versis, Smokey Robotic and Annimean. Enjoy!

Audio: DirtyDiggs ft. Planet Asia - Dope Shit // Mp3

Nothing better than waking up to some new Planet Asia. DirtyDiggs are two very fresh producers as you can hear. More to come soon. Via.


Friday, March 18, 2011

Audio: Hiob - Hieronymuz Splitter 7-8

Download: Hiob - Hieronymuz Splitter 7-8

Hiobs neueste (fast) instrumentale Hiobsbotschaft mit bombigen Beats geprägt von bester Sample-Leidenschaft. Ein Zwang-Download. Beste.


Tracklist nach dem jump...

Audio: Mr. Sobers - "Hustle" prod. by J. Bizness // + J. Bizness Random Beat Tape

"Hustle" is the 2nd single and collaboration from Illregular Instrumentals' forthcoming compilation. This track is produced by J. Bizness and the emcee this time around is Mr. Sobers. You might remember him from a previous collaboration with J. Bizness on the JB3P Series Vol. 3. J. Bizness promises to bring continued innovation, "This track is definitely switching up the vibe from what you are used to from us, but we are sure you will enjoy what we've got for you this month." As a bonus promotion, J. Bizness has also thrown out a free instrumental album to keep your head nodding. Check out the single and music video, and definitely don't miss the Beat Tape!


Video: Odd Future: Wolf Gang – Yonkers / Sandwitches [Live]

Rap Emperors...



Thursday, March 17, 2011

Audio: Torky Tork (Torkeltol​) ​- Asterix Erobert CD​-​Rom (Instrumentals) // Beat Tape

Hello Friends,Monsters and other Reptiles.

In preparation of Torky Tork's new Beat Tape "The Sextape",
we decided to give away the instrumental version (Beat Tape) of "TorkelTol erobert CD-Rom" produced by Torky Tork. Under the Motto, the "Freaks Not Dead" it comes along with a bunch of "Asterix & Obelix" samples. Raw Beats outta MPC1000 & MPC2000 XL. Enjoy it!

Released by Shalomsalon (SSSOS28)
Available for free Download via Torky Tork Bandcamp


Complete Album Stream and Download after the Jump:

Audio: Häzel - The Lost Tapes // Beat Tape

The Lost Tapes is a 16 track selection from Häzel's deep catalog. Previously unreleased, The Lost Tapes is now available for high quality download and also includes a two part, seamless blend of all 16 tracks.


Audio: Ezekiel38 (Vertual Vertigo) - Sound of the Zeeker // mixed by Dj Sight)

Sound of the Zeeker is Ezekiel38′s (Vertual Vertigo) 4th Solo Mixtape. It is becoming a tradition for him to break off from everything else and work on a mixtape every year. Sound of the Zeeker, showcases the variety of issues that “zeek” thinks about and has things to say about, as well as the many styles of rhyming that he possess. With Beats from his friends JAPANDREW, KOMPACT, 8BIT, SUFFDADDY, and NICK ARCADE, the mixtape is LOADED with Original songs!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Video: Telemachus ft. Roc Marciano - Scarecrows FULL VERSION

2 days ago we posted the Radio rip of Scarecrows featuring Roc Marciano produced by Telemachus aka. Chemo. Today the Press Kit arrived via YNR productions with the offcial Video inside. To check the B-Side preview (Ferndale Road) of the 7" (dropping in 2 weeks) visit the YNR Site. Also 2 exclusive Telemachus beats will be available at our blog (Rapohnelizenz Beat Tape 2) at 27.march.2011. Stay Tuned.


Video: MED - Classic feat Talib Kweli

We posted the original and the remix, so now we have the last missing link: the official video.


Video: Aloe Blacc - Loving You Is Killing Me

We love this dude. As a matter of fact it seems like everybody is loving his stuff. This could be another I Need A Dollar. We`ll see.
This is for Daddy Jones (der mann ohne überschrift)


Audio: Epsilon Project - Got Me Trippin // prod. by Supa Koopa

YOYOYO. Very nice new Epsilon Project stuff. Got Me Trippin is produced by Supa Koopa, likeable dood and talented on the pads and the keys.


Audio: Blame One - Chemistry // Mp3

This Blame One song fits perfectly in my new playlist "favorite rap tunes / spring 2011". You probably know this dude from his collaborations with Exile. Funky scientific shit. More tracks by Blame One here.



Video version of "Sound is God" with Mc Adad off EXILE'S "RADIO AM/FM".
Interesting constantly changing beat and Adad who drops some knowledge. Check it.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Audio: Radio Love Love 59

episode 59 by RadioLoveLove
RadioLoveLove Episode 59. Zum Vorjubiläum gibt es eine sehr schöne Folge der Kölner in bewährter Rezeptur aus Räp & Söül.
Guten Appetit.

Audio: Self Scientific - Car-Culture Featuring Mitchy Slick // Mp3

Self Scientific - Car-Culture Featuring Mitchy Slick

Self Scientific - The Buildorbangers

I found two unreleased Self Scientific songs over at DGI. Check em out. I guess DJ Khalil doesn`t need a bank account, just a very safe place to store his hard drives. This Car-Culture beat is a fucking monster.


Audio: Positive K & LG - A Good Combination // DJ Adlib Remix

Homie Ekrem posted this nice exclusiv today. An "Positive K & LG – A Good Combination" remix by cologne-based producer & DJ ADLIB. Dope!


Audio: LOW END THEORY PODCAST - Nr. 19: Gaslamp Killer and Jon Hopkins


The new Low End Theory podcast arrived at the cyberspace featuring Gaslamp Killer and Jon Hopkins. Time 4 some psych-ish.bollywee.boombap.electropunxxx.THANG


Video: Hi-Fi - BLUE NOTE Covers

Hi-Fi from bante on Vimeo.

It´s not a new idea but you can´t go wrong laying your hands on the classic bluenote covers. The unique combination of francis wolffs photography and reid miles (among others) design is brilliant, so is the transformation of Bante into moving image. check the original b.n.-covers here.

Audio: EPMD – Don’t Get Clapped // MP3

EPMD is back with a Dancefloor Banger. Yes we want that PARTYY! VIA

solo & raineR

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Audio: TightFace - Treasures Of The Five Boroughs // Mixtape

Download: TightFace - Treasures Of The Five Boroughs

Paul White brought you Ancient Treasures with Guilty Simpson, and Tranqill dropped a Hidden Treasures EP, and now we complete the accidental trilogy of hiphop-related booty: a New York rap mixtape boasting all-original production from our co-conspirator TightFace.Treasures of the Five Boroughs pairs TightFace's electric funk and dusty-fingered swagger with vocals from the likes of Ghostface, Nas, Q-Tip and many more. It's brilliantly executed and now it's yours.


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Audio: Knxwledge - Mango // EP

Short and smooth. I am really diggin the Busta & Tip Remix (Track 3).
Check this out fellas and watch out for this dude in the future. Or look in the past and download his older stuff here.
Smoke to this.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Audio: Telemachus - Scarecrow Feat. Roc Marciano (Prod. By Chemo) // Mp3

Telemachus aka Chemo drops the beat of the year (so far) featuring Roc Marciano who makes a movie out of it. This is a radio rip for now, so make shure you get the soon to be released 7inch for full listening pleasures.
Chemo is featured on our next Beat Compilation coming in the next weeks.
Big Up!


Audio: Elaquent - The Midnight after // P(review)

Benten Boogie by Elaquent

The Homie Elaquent sent me his new album "The Midnight after", the successor of "After Midnight" and "Persona". "The Midnight after" has the typical and laid-back attitude of Elaquent's prodcutions that we love. Beats are eclectic and comes up trumps with many details in the background. Drums and Basslines come wicked and they fill my speakers with pleasant heat. You will also find some vocal features with Marv Won, O-Phrap, Mr.Brady, Solar C and ES, fitting perfectly into those smooth beats. So today is the official release date and i hope you will not miss this dope album which is special, amusing, sweeping and a must have. You can digg it at huhwhatandwhere,
but it's not online right now. Im sure later this day. Get the tracklist and the credits after the jump. yo

edit: EQ told me The album drops a week later on 18.March 2011.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Audio: Curren$y – Soundbombin’ // Muscle Car Chronicles

Soundbombin is the latest Leak of Curren$y's Muscle Car Chronicles dropping next week. Another Vibe on this project as compared with the Laid-Back productions by Ski-Beatz but also dope Live Beats by Sean O’Connell.


Audio: Apollo The Great – Reincarnated (Notorious B.I.G. Tribute) (Prod. By YFame) // Mp3

Apollo The Great pulls a perfect Biggie flow and pattern out the hat, just paying hommage to one of the greatest mcees that ever touched the mic. Biggie died on March 9th 1997. Fucking 14 years ago! R.I.P. Mr. Smalls.
Apollo`s new mixtape Apollo21 is coming soon.


Audio: Lord Nez - Mean Streets // Street Album

Lord Nez - Wheel Of Fortune Feat. Pooktalife (Prod. By Ayatollah)

Never heard of Lord Nez, but I like this mix between hood and concious rap. Just take a look at the features: Ommas Keith (Sa-Ra) and M1 (of Dead Prez) rocking over some grimey beats by Ayatollah, MoSS, Stu Bangaz and Sid Roams.
Download this album for free.
Via DGI.


Heute: "Hip-Hop, The World is Yours" auf Arte um 22°°

"Hip-Hop, The World is Yours" // Arte 10.März 22°°

Vor einer Weile erhielten wir Post von der netten Arte (Kultur) Redaktion, im Umschlag war die DVD zur Dokumentation "Hip-Hop, The World is Yours". Die Doku ist eine gelungene Reise durch verschiedene Länder mit dem Ziel den Hip Hop vor Ort zu zu dokumentieren. Neben bekannten Spots wie Brooklyn oder Paris begibt sich das Team auch an exotische Orte wie beispielsweise den Senegal oder die palestinänsischen Gebiete. Es wird über die Entstehung der jeweiligen Szene, sowie den ausschlaggebenden Grund des jeweiligen Protagonisten, Teil dieser zu werden. Es geht um die kulturelle und politische Prägung durch die Region und den Einfluss den sie auf das Leben der einzelnen hat, welcher sich in ihrer Musik widerspiegelt. Besonders interessant ist das weibliche Rapteam "Alif" (Senegal) die die Grausamkeit der Mädchenbeschneidung thematisieren und das Nah-Ost Special wo sich junge Araber und Juden über die Musik, einen Weg schaffen friedlich zu protestieren als auch gemeinsame Projekte zwischen Arabern und Juden ins Leben zu rufen und zu fördern. Ein paar Interviews wie beispielsweise mit D-Flame empfand ich als belanglos und tragen eher zur Trägheit mancher Beiträge bei. Im Großen und ganzen aber ein sehr schönes Projekt mit guten Bildern, starken Persönlichkeiten und einem rohen Beigeschmack der bis zuletzt anhält und die Doku irgendwie lebendig hält.


Audio: Garden of Eden - everybody´s on a trip

Hell yeah. Kon (of kon&amir fame) might be the only blogger who is even lazyer than me about new posts - But(!), he has some good things to share. So, from time to time it´s worth checking the updates he´s doing every 6 month  at his blog playing for keeps.
Now download immediately the big soulgroover everybody´s on a trip by Garden of Eden -Kon Edit from the 2007 "Off Track Volume One: The Bronx"-Compilation.
jo as

Audio: Dibiase at mondayjazz

"Combining past, present and future his mix has all the necessary elements of groove, depth and bumpiness."

Solo, as one of the die-hard fans will be happy about this: dibiase made a mix for mondayjazz! Well, what can I say.. there is dibiase all over it. Check the tracklist here. Or listen/download the mix directly here.

jo as

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Audio: Tufu - Ave Maria

Die talentierte Sichtexot Familie mit Videodings. Mehr von Dies Das hier.


Audio: Action Bronson – Barry Horowitz // Mp3

Fresh new Action Bronson. His album Dr. Lecter is coming March 15th.
Top notch.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Audio: Raekwon – Your World & My World feat. Havoc // Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang

Download: Raekwon - Your World & My World

Your World & My World feat. Havoc is the Bonus Track of Raekwon's latest release "Shaolin vs Wu-Tang", really kool to hear Havoc on that candy track. Via