Archive for Royce Da 5’9″

Album Review: Koncept, Awaken

Posted in Album Review, Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 by Tim Althaus

When looking at legendary groups throughout Hip-Hop history, two main elements become crystal clear: a strong in-house production team and a roster stacked with talented emcees. Collectives such as The Juice Crew and Diggin’ in the Crates exemplified the aforementioned credentials in the most incredible ways possible; however, that was the past tense, and in the present tense, cliques like the Brown Bag All-Stars are making seismic waves throughout the Hip-Hop community. Koncept is one of the lyricists that Brown Bag brings to the table, and if his debut album Awaken is a just a small sample of what we can expect from the New York City cooperative, it’s no surprise that East Coast legends like DJ Premier are giving them a co-sign.

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My 2010 Dilla Day Mix

Posted in Audio, Downloads, Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, February 18, 2010 by Tim Althaus

I don’t know if you guys were readers last year around this time, but I did this exact same thing. I am a huge fan of J Dilla; he is a huge inspiration to me. I actually made this mix on what would have been Dilla’s 36th birthday. I took a lot of time thinking about what tracks would go smoothly together, but I also thought about what tracks of his were among my favorites. The outcome? 23 tracks of straight unadulterated Jay Dee goodness.

I figured I would post this mix here because I really want everyone to be able to have it; it’s nothing big, but if one more person starts to listen to Dilla because of it, then I’ve done my job. James Yancey really was the king of the beats, and his presence is strongly missed in the music world. All of the tracks on this mix are either produced by or featuring J Dilla (with the exception of one).

(R.I.P. J Dilla February 7th, 1974 – February 10th, 2006)

Tracklisting:

1.) Words from Ma Dukes

2.) Reality Check (Feat. Black Thought) (J Dilla)

3.) House of Flying Daggers (Raekwon) (Prod. By J Dilla)

4.) Raise it Up (Slum Village)

5.) Love Movin’ (Feat. Black Thought) (J Dilla)

6.) Stakes is High (De La Soul) (Prod. By J Dilla)

7.) Find a Way (A Tribe Called Quest) (Prod. By J Dilla)

8.) Diamonds (J Dilla)

9.) Let’s Grow (Royce Da 5’9″) (Prod. By J Dilla)

10.) It’s Dope (J Dilla)

11.) It’s Goin Down (Skillz) (Prod. By J Dilla)

12.) Gazillion Ear (DOOM) (Prod. By J Dilla)

13.) Gobstopper (J Dilla)

14.) Survival Test (Jaylib)

15.) Dynamite! (The Roots) (Prod. By J Dilla)

16.) Wild (J Dilla)

17.) Whip You With a Strap (Ghostface Killah) (Prod. By J Dilla)

18.) Nag Champa (Afrodisiac for the World) (Common) (Prod. By J Dilla)

19.) Move (Oh No) (Prod. By J Dilla)

20.) Secrets of the Sand (Jay Dee Remix) (MOOD)

21.) Game Over (Flying Lotus Remix) (Dabrye) (Feat. Phat Kat & JayDee)

22.) History (Mos Def) (Prod. By J Dilla)

23.) Paid Homage (Finale)

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Royce Da 5’9″, Street Hop (Snippets)

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , on Monday, September 28, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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I would have posted this yesterday, but my body was in a state of straight shut-down from Oktoberfest. 2DopeBoyz posted the snippets of Street Hop, which is being hosted by Amazon. I am listening to this as we speak, and it sounds like Royce has a fucking gem on his hands. If you don’t bother to take notice of this one you should be shanked in the side with a blunt and rusty object. You can pre-order Street Hop here. October 20th…

Listen: Royce Da 5’9″, Street Hop (Snippets)

Sean Price, Kimbo Price (Artwork) x “Broken Safety 2 (Incredible P)”

Posted in Audio, Downloads, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , on Sunday, September 20, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Good Lord, Sean Price has done it again. The artwork to this one looks pretty epic, and according to the post at 2DopeBoyz, this mixtape will be a prelude to the upcoming Mic Tyson project. It is going to be dropping on October 27th. You can expect to hear: The Boot Camp Clik, Royce Da 5’9″, Rock (of Heltah Skeltah), Ruste Juxx, Torae, Skyzoo & Poison Pen all rocking with Kimo Price. Don’t sleep on Sean P, you will regret it.

Download: Sean Price, “Broken Safety 2 (Incredible P)

Royce Da 5’9″ is a “Taxi Driver” x Street Hop Tracklisting

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , , on Sunday, September 20, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Here is some unreleased hotness from Nickel Nine. Thanks to 2DopeBoyz for the find on this one. Apparently this track was supposed to be on the Revival LP (No, not the Revival EP), which is an unreleased album. This track is super dope, and I think everyone should definitely take a listen to this shit. Follow me after the jump for the track download and Street Hop tracklisting. Continue reading

Royce Da 5’9″ Has That “New Money”

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , on Sunday, September 13, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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It seems like October 20th is never going to come. I spotted this leak over at Nah Right, the track is called “New Money”, and it’s produced by Streetrunner. This track is definitely dope as hell, and it shows just how diverse Royce’s flow is. I know I am going to be at Best Buy on October 20th when Street Hop drops, and you should all feel ashamed if you aren’t picking it up.

Download: Royce Da 5’9″, “New Money” (Prod. By Streetrunner)

Ray Benzino? Who?

Posted in Audio, Downloads, Media, Video with tags , , , , , , , on Monday, September 7, 2009 by Tim Althaus

You may be asking yourself that exact question. Who the fuck is Ray Benzino? Well if you were wondering, Ray Benzino is the man behind The Source Magazine, and he’s no doubt a dumbass. In this video he talks about the new Jay-Z cover (hating on it), why Slaughterhouse is overrated (Really?), he also says “Fuck Royce Da 5’9”. Apparently Benzino wanted to order a coffin for himself, because I dont think anyone should be fronting on the Slaughterhouse Machine, especially a dude that doesn’t make good music. Ray ended up taking it one step further and releasing an Eminem & Slaughterhouse diss track called “Good Fellaz”. Now, I don’t know about you guys but… I think that if either of these two respond to Benzino, shit is gonna be crazy as fuck. Follow me after the jump to download “Good Fellaz”. Continue reading