Before I get into it, let me just say that my favorite shit this week is Killer Mike’s Underground Atlanta compilation. It’s a two-disc behemoth and all 30+ tracks can’t be winners, but the majority of them are, and the best ones (Pill, Travis Porter, Trillville, Da Backwudz, and of course Mike himself) make for one of my favorite records this year. You can get it on vinyl too!
Ok, onto the links. Switching it up from one-off tunes this week to talk projects from DJ Boogie Boy, Fashawn & Alchemist, Dubstep LA, J Futuristic, and Trick Daddy. Now lets burn some CDs! Read More
I know the logo for this shit is the purple tape, but I haven’t listened to the new Raekwon yet, I hope it’s as good as the internet is telling me. This week there’s tunes from Big Twins f. Prodigy, Gorilla Zoe, Smitty, Izza Kizza, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj f. Lil Wayne, and Hov (has anybody used “scape-G.O.A.T.” in their Blueprint 3 snarkery yet? Sorry, sorry…) Read More
Check out the ravin Dutchman’s take on Dizzee Rascal’s latest UK #1 single over at Semtex’s blog. Says Dizzee: “EYE-BEEF-UHH!”
Luke’s new one, a collaboration with Lee Mortimer called “Blau!” is out this fall on Fool’s Gold – here’s a video of Crookers playing it at Creamfields – and his still-massive joint with A-Trak “Shake It Down” is out now, grab vinyl (and accompanying tee shirts!) at the FG webstore.
Congorock is currently bopping around Europe on a festival tour, and Diesel U Music recently caught up with him and had some nice things to say (“CONGOROCK WILL SHOW YOU THE WAY!”). You can also hear his remix work on the latest Crookers.net Micromix. More from Rocco on this here blog very soon!
What’s the Cool Collar Scholar been up to? Catch up with these quick Honor Roll bullets, more Trackademicks news on the way. Rock with him this Friday (9.4) alongside Alexander Spit, J Billion and more at Slims in SF.
Our friends (and NYCs most stylish married couple, sorry Hov + B) Lindsey and DJ Myles are out in Japan right now for Opening Ceremony’s… opening (ha!) of their first ever JP boutique. It’s got jams from Dam Funk, Theophilus, Trey Songz and DUCK SAUCE so of course we approve. Download it at Lindsey’s blog.
Here’s some footage (shot by our dude Red Foxxworth no less) of Donnis’ mixtape release party under the Brooklyn Bridge. You had to have been there to feel the sweaty good vibes, but this gives you a little idea (plus Kid Sis + Nick Catchdubs check in with some cameo shouts). And if you haven’t grabbed Diary Of An ATL Brave yet… STOP SLEEPING! After the jump, check Donnis and Pill freestyling over “My Patna Dem” at East Village Radio. Read More
For this particularly lucky edition of RAT, check out select new jams from Trick Daddy, Freddie Gibbs, Clyde Carson, D-Lo feat. Sleepy D, and Green Lantern and Styles P feat. NORE and Uncle Murda. Read More