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Ruff Mix Monday: Happy Holidays!!!


WHOA WHOA WHOA!  It’s been said a thousand times already and will be undoubtably said again, “Where did this year go?”; I can’t say for sure but I def had some good ass times though.  Have updated the Podcasts and Releases sections to be up to date (finally!) and have a few other odds and ends to post up today so enjoy.

Big Willie Dynamite – Cannonball Rally Video

That brand NEW-NEW from the homie Marc Stretch and his new group Big Willie Dynamite from their new album Joes vs. Pros which you can preview on their bandcamp HERE.

IT’S A DJ HALO XMAS

GoodGrief

I have two mixes that are a bit dated but I have been HECKKKA busy this year so you get a recycle of two great holidays mixes I have done in the past, might still pull out a last minute mix like a rabbit from my hat, but it looks doubtful…BOOOOO (yes, yes I know)!

A DJ HALO CHRISTMAS 

CHRISTMAS CARNAGE

Blue Sky Black Death – Euphoric Tape II

The Seattle/Bay Area duo is back at it again after the release of their new album Glaciers on Fake Four Inc.  All instrumentals that have been or intended to be rapped on, so emcees get to beat jacking!

Sixo & LEIF[kolt] – Rocker John Video

Not a new track as this was on the ‘Free Floating Rationales’ album, but the video is news to me.  I LOVE THIS SONG and now it part of a Free Sixo & Leif[kolt] EP called ‘Absent Bodied’ as part of Fake Four Free Fridays which is a new Free release on the FFI Bandcamp every Friday in December.

Whuttup Wednesday!


Returning back to the fallow field of this blog after a healthy break; whaddaya whaddaya.  naw’mean?   I got some really great items today for you from Computer Jay, Blue Sky Black Death, Grayskul, F. Virtue and other whatnots. Let’s get into it shall we?

Computer Jay “Hardships” (feat. Orfeo)

Brand new Computer Jay from his 2nd in the “Savage Planet” series (available on 10″ soon, cop #1 HERE) after being the tour DJ for Pharcyde and Shafiq Husayn for many years, Jay has branched out into his own steeze building Moogodore 2600 keyboard (part Comodore 64, part Moog, part Atari 2600) for his live shows and just being all around futuristic.  Had a chance to chop it up with him at SXSW this year at the Exploded Drawing party and I gotta say he was a real good dude.  Check “Hardships” on MTVU HERE as well and help Jay get into the freshmen rotation!

Computer Jay FB, Computer Jay Twitter

Grayskul “Maggot”

A totally simplistic video for a pretty hectic song done in conjunction with the Lights and A Backdrop series on YouTube.  As expected after many moons off from Grayskul, Onry and JFK come out swinging for this one.

Grayskul – Face & The Fang digital single

Newest sonic offering from Grayskul with their new album “Zenith” out 9/17 on Fake Four Inc.  A true 12′ format with Edit, Album and Inst!  If you of the wanting to own it type check iTunes and Amazon

Grayskul FB, Grayskul Twitter

Blue Sky Black Death – “II” feat. Child Actor

Hot off the griddle from the Bay Area producer duo and if this is any indication of the rest of the album; WOW Glaciers should be banger times ten…pretty amped for it.  Glaciers is out on 10/1 on Fake Four Inc.

BSBD FB, BSBD Twitter

Child Actor FB, Child Actor Twitter

F. Vitue – We Are Not The Shame

Fresh off his “Trill Cunningham” EP with BBAS producer J57, F. Virtue gives you an INCREDIBLY thoughtful album that say some much that needs to be said in hip-hop today.  Not just standard ‘stop the violence’ or ‘bring it back the the roots’ but actual real stances and addressing issues that are important to him and should be important to you too.  Peep the Anita Bryant video and you’ll see what I mean…

F. Virtue FB, F. Virtue Twitter

OH Yeah, did I mention I have a new podcast up on Rapreviews?  Peep game here…

Subways & Sidewalks #17

Moodie Black – Hipster Death

Run The Jewels – Banana (feat. Big Boi)

Adian Coker – Gaza 

Break

The Stuyvesants – Sunshine

Homeboy Sandman – First of a Living Breed

Factor – Stone Cold (feat. Open Mike Eagle)

Break

Computer Jay – Analog Catastrophe

Grayskul – Face & The Fang

Brzowski + HALO – Harbinger

Break

F. Virture – Anita Bryant

Toussaint Morrison – After School Alter Ego

Consulate General – The Consulate General

Break

Rabbi Darkside – Good Pop Music (feat. Core Rhythm)

Wiley – Flying (Bass Mix)

FIN

Ruff Mix Mondays!


Holy snap!  New studio is up and running, functionally at least, so here’s a hot off the griddle podcast.

Subways & Sidewalks #15 Grand Re-Opening Edition

S&S Grand ReOpening Cover

Comes out tomorrow on Rapreviews.com where you can stream it or download it; shouts to DJ Flash for getting this up there and dealing with me being a crazy person…

Download S&S 15

Stream S&S 15 on Mixcloud

Playlist for Subways & Sidewalks #15

Factor – Alive Tomorrow ft. NOMAD (From Woke Up Alone out July 23)

Thelonius Tut – Get Hi ft. Calest (Theloniustut.bandcamp.com)

Blue Sky Black Death & SAS – Valley of Kings ft. Cam’ron & P.A.P.I. (BSBD.Bandcamp.com)

Sadistik – Kill the King ft. Decon the Villian (From Flowers For My Father)

Aesop Rock – Harbor is Yours (HALO Remix)

Botzy – Thrill is Gone ft. Justyn Dow (From Buck Fotzy out July 11)

Blue Sky Black Death & Dinero Farrar – This is It ft. Child Actor (From Cliff of Death)

PremRock & Willie Green – Jogger ft. Open Mike Eagle (HALO Remix)

Bisco Smith & Bq:Ram – Picture Perfect (From Atlantic Sky)

Bisco Smith & Bq:Ram – Searching ft. Milly (From Atlantic Sky)

Sadistik – Russian Roulette ft. Cage & Yes Alexander (From Flowers For My Father)

JnaturaL – Push Away ft. Eligh (From Bad Woman Rising out June 9)

Sister Crayon – Cynic (From Cynic EP)

Willie Green – Fasho Fasho! ft. PremRock (From We Live In The Future)

Foreign Legion – Roommate Joint (From Playtight)

Thugg Thursday


Hump day is done and the extra weekend night is just about upon us…time to go out and rob a bitch, it is Thursday after all.

BSBD X SAS – Valley of Kings ft. Cam’ron & P.A.P.I.

 

Brand new heat from the bay area duo with help from SAS and guest spots from diplomats Cam’ron and P.A.P.I; liven up your spring by getting your twerk on.  Since we are talking BSBD…

 

You’re welcome.

 

Botzy – The Thrill is Gone ft. Justyn Dow

 

New track from Minneapolis based rapper and Culture Cry Wolf member Botzy; off his forthcoming solo album ‘Buck Fotzy’ out on July 11th.