August 27th, 2003 I'm back in VA now, so if you're in the area, get at me and come rock at
UVA, ya heard?
Ya boy just did a Prince Paul interview at the Razor and Tie
label HQ. They had me wait downstairs and then one of the illest publicists
I've dealt with. When it was time, she led me upstairs and through a bunch of
hallways and then Paul was sitting in a closed executive room with his man Dead.
There's been a lot of Prince Paul interviews, so I wanted it to come off different.
I think it did, and check it when it gets posted. This was one of the best interviews
I've done, and this shit is gonna be one of the tightest Prince Paul interviews
you'll read. So check it.
Something else I'm gonna give you a heads up on is the Prince Paul Diary special
he did which is by far the best MTV Diary that's been done. I don't even remember
it being on air, if it even did air, but that ish was hilarious. Mr
.Dead is in it, as well as a bunch of other cats, including Ethan,
the manager at Fat Beats. From spoofing 8 Mile to the in-store signing and appearance
at Fat Beats, the half hour show stayed funny. It's definitely something you
gotta find, check out www.princepaulonline.com.
Littles is doing it real big now. Besides having his "Feeding"
album, he's doing a DVD featuring Mobb Deep, which should be
real dope. Look for that to hit in September. Also, you heard it here first,
but Littles is next. He's got the flow and talent to hit the national scene,
and right now, it's only a matter of time. So be on the lookout for his DVD
and new album which is in the works, because you'll know when it hits. QB's
Finest right there.
Check out one of the hottest new clothing lines at www.jos-attaire.com.
They're doing it up big and they've got some fresh new gear.
Be on the lookout for the new Tribeca disc. It's a preview
for his upcoming album, "W.A.R." which is due out late fall. This
has a few sample tracks from the upcoming album as well as freestyles that he's
done for mixtape DJ's. This is definitely a CD you want to add to your collection,
and all those other good sites with the stuff Sam Goody's afraid to carry. Drag-On's new album is coming out in September, and I'm looking
forward to that release. His other album, "Opposite of H2O" was pretty
hot, and one of his new cuts, "Race Against Time," is real hot. The
clap is ridiculous in "Put Your Drinks Down," but the track with Jadakiss
("Tell Your Friends") is a hot one. Jakki Da Motamouth has a new album coming out soon called "God
vs. Satan." Jakki, who's part of the Weathermen clique, has a new single
circulating with the A Side being "I'm Trying" and the B Side having
"Stage Fright" and "Cleptobrainiac." "Cleptobrainiac"
is a really dope song that gives you a 101 on how to rob, and "Stage Fright"
is another dope track. "I'm Trying" really shows Jakki's lyrical ability
and wit. For 5 bucks, this is definitely a single worth checking.
What's really good in the world of instrumentals? Look no further than Panik,
the dopest producer out of the Molemen clique. I really like
the way he crafts beats, and his latest release, "Action, Not Talk,"
which is Volume 11 of his beat collections, is a dope album worth copping. I
love listening to it just to hear the way he crafts his beats and builds them
up and adds certain elements. The more I hear from the Molemen, the more I like
them (by the way Vakill's new album is on point).
A real dope mixtape that you're gonna have to really search for is the Risky
Bizness vs. Molemen mixtape that was a hiphopsite.com
exclusive. Besides the crazy Molemen beats, it's got some of the best MC's in
the game, as well as cats coming up in Chicago that just need more pub to blow
up, like Infinito. Do what you gotta do to find this essential mixtape. DJ Kool Kid's been busy dropping some bangers lately. Besides
having his own artist, Hedonis, on his Konkrete Kaos
label, he's been putting out some dope mixtapes. The new So-So-Def DJ just put
out "Full Clip Part 5." This has the new Eminem
and Boo-Ya Tribe joint titled "911." This is a decent track,
but isn't it time that the beef between Aftermath and Murder, Inc. comes to
a stop. Everyone's had their turn at taking shots on wax, and even on the street,
where Proof felt the wrath of Murder, Inc. Who would really
want to mess with a label that has the word "murder" in their title?
Seriously, let's be smart about this. Even though Ja is a borderline
midget, everyone knows Irv's brother is not one to fuck with.
Seriously, if that dude is hard enough to shoot himself, imagine what he'll
do to you? DJ Vice and DJ Echo are holding it down on the West Coast.
They just put out "Strictly 4 the Streetz Volume 4."
It's 38 tracks deep. The intro is dope. Overall, this is the mixtape to have
if you're looking for every hit this summer that's been getting radio spins.
The Get By Remix is here, along with Jay's other collabs with Pharell and Beyonce.
One of my favorite songs of the summer is the "D-Block" joint by The
Lox. That shit is just nice. The Ras Kass and Busta collab "Get Live Get
Crunk" is on here as well. Just a side note, but the Jedi Mind Tricks got
Ras on their new joint "Visions of Ghandi." They barely got that track
in. Free Ras Kass! These guys are real DJ's, this isn't just a collection of
tracks, and it's definitely got my recommendation. Hit up www.hollaboyz.com
for more info on this. Mick Boogie is doing his thing out in Cleveland, who's definitely
been getting slept on with all their talent. His latest releases are "The
Game Plan" and "Rock the Mic: The Mixtape." "The Game Plan"
is not new-new, but it's got some bangers and it's hosted by Freeway. The "Rock
the Mic" mixtape is real tight, because it's got the live audio from 50
and G-Unit, Snoop Dogg, Missy, and Jay. There's some new Roc
joints that have been circulating and they're all on here. A lot of the new
ish is nice and I like what the Roc is doing right now. Holla at the Mick at
Poison Pen is tearing it up lately. He's gonna redo "Simeon
Walk," which is a HipHopGame Radio exclusive, for his
new album, "The Money Shot," which is coming out
in September. A hot appetizer for fans of the Brooklyn Academy MC is "Foreword,
Vol. 2," which Poison Pen is putting out independently. This has
a lot of straight up bangers on it, like "Bklyn Party" and the classic
"Top of the Food Chain" with C Rayz Walz. I definitely recommend this
Poison Pen mixtape. If you wanna check a copy, hit up Poison Pen directly at
Anyway, this mixtape has the newest big-time tracks out there, as Kool Kid has
a couple of State Property exclusives as well. Get Down or Lay Down!!! There's
some new Red Café on here as well as a dope Hedonis track. With 29 tracks
in all, this is a mixtape where you really get your money's worth. Jus Def, who's one of the best DJ's coming out of Philly, just
finished his next installment of his "Philly Gully Music"
series. This has a lot of ill tracks on it. I like the Splitt freestyle, who's
down with Forever Fam. Snake, who I know nothing about, dropped a dope track
called "Came In the Door," while Roscoe P. Coldchain dropped a dope
freestyle called "I Can't Help." Freeway, Peedi Crack, and the soon-to-be-jailed
Beanie Sigel all make appearances on here as well, along with
Kool G. Rap. It's dope how Jus Def reps Philly and gives some
of their best artists shine. Check this mixtape out at www.jusdef.com
and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DJ Smallz of FLA continues to put out 50 mixtapes. Part 2 of
"Fifty's Finest" is 62 tracks of 50 and the G-Unit
Fam. The first mixtape has a few remixes as well as the many dis tracks between
G-Unit and Murder, Inc. I've heard most of this stuff already, but this mixtape
is more of a 50 Cent 101 for fans who've been sleeping. Disc 2 has some classics
like "How To Rob" as well as a mini-best-of for Lloyd Banks and Young
Buck. The best of Young Buck is only four tracks which is funny because even
though he doesn't have a lot of material out right now, when you see a best-of
with only four tracks that's gotta be kind of embarrassing for Young Buck. For
50's realest fans, these mixtapes may be good because it's got a lot of material,
but if you've been with 50 before "Wanksta" and his newest tracks,
then you don't really need this as much as the fans who think 50's first appearance
was on the 8 Mile Soundtrack. Hit up www.djsmallz.com for more info on his 50
mixtapes, as well as his other joints he's released lately.
I finally got the new A-Beats mixtape, "The Hidden
Agenda." He came through with some bangers like the Planet Asia
"Summertime In The City." This is a real dope track. The new Black
Moon "Rush" single is on here as well. This joint is ok, it didn't
jump out at me like other Black Moon tracks, but it's still decent. Tribeca
drops a few freestyles, as well as VA's Sketch and Thad Reid. There's a new
Last Emporer track called "Prisoner" that's dope, the only disappointing
part is that there's only one verse from this song. You gotta hear this mixtape
because there's a bunch of A-Beats exclusives and remixes that are worth hearing.
Holla at email@example.com.
Smash Squad DJ Chubby Chubb recently dropped "Mr.
Heat Rocks." This has a lot of R&B hits on it, but also some
good Hip Hop. The Mary J and Method Man song is on here, "Love At First
Site." That's a dope track and hopefully Method Man is back and focused.
There's a Buck 50 freestyle on here as well as a Peedi Crack freestyle. Hit
for more info on this. August 27th, 2003