Posts Tagged ‘Nas’

Slim K – Aces & Deuces (C&S Mix)

Friday, May 16th, 2014
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1. Westside Connection – Gangstas Make The World Go Round
2. 2Pac – Temptations
3. UGK – Murder
4. Danny Brown Feat. Freddie Gibbs – The Return
5. NaS – One Time
6. Big KRIT – Temptation
7. Mr Muthafukin Exquire – Cherry Raindrops
8. Suga Free – Don’t No Suckas Live Here
9. Suga Free – Doe Doe and A Skunk
10. Freddie Gibbs Feat. Danny Brown – High
11. ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz – What They Want
12. Dom Kennedy – My Type of Party
Tracklist pretty much speaks for itself, and the chops are executed well as usual with Slim K. I vastly prefer him doing these kinds of mixes to just chopping up the buzzing album du jour.

Mobb Deep – Eye For An Eye feat. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon & Nas

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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The new Mobb album leaked, and somebody graciously liberated this gem from the bonus disc to audiomack. FYI, as twitter friend helpfully pointed out, Ghost’s verse is the same as on the ‘Real Live Shit‘ remix.

A full stream of the The Infamous Mobb Deep is up on Pandora.
EDIT: Head over to Unkut to check out ‘Bridge 94’ as well.

The Firm – Firm Biz (Howling Mad Remix)

Friday, June 1st, 2012
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Randomly stumbled across this breezy homegrown yacht rap remix that possibly outshines the original version (although it doesn’t top the godly Supreme Team remix.)


K-Def – Supa Heath (LP Version)

Thursday, November 10th, 2011
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If you like rap and have a pulse, you’ll recognize what’s going on here exactly 42 seconds after you hit play (maybe sooner if you’re an advanced rap nerd). The twist is that K-Def didn’t actually use any samples here, he played/interpolated everything himself. Which I guess in a way makes this more of a jazz cover than a traditional instrumental hiphop beat.
The track is taken from K-Def’s upcoming Night Shift album, out this December on Redefinition Records.
DOWNLOAD: K-Def – Supa Heath (LP Version)
K-Def – Supa Heath (LP Version) by Redefinition Records
Stream via Redefinition Records, DL link via DJPremiereBlog

And the best rapper is…

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
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Let’s be specific (peace Funkmaster Flex), the other day I dropped my 10 most underrated rappers of 2011, so it only made sense to drop my best rapper too. This isn’t an all-time list, it’s current and I could only award this to a rapper who is, well current. Andre 3000, you might be on another level and universally accepted as the greatest rapper living and who am I to disagree? You are, but these once every few years cameos on these bullshit R&B tracks ain’t cutting it.


It ain’t Jay, shame on you for even thinking that. It isn’t his apprentice Mr. Electronica, who by the way he should be dropping his once-a-year track in December to continue giving your iTunes blue balls. His lack of new material and a Saigon(ish) career pattern is not helping matters. I can you assure you it’s nobody who would rock a smedium t-shirt. Nobody that you would consider a hipster or vegan. It isn’t a new radical skater. It isn’t lazy self-absorbed artists who continues to produce lo-fi albums for your listening displeasure.


Who does it leave then? Nas, maybe, but we all know he lost a step or two over the years. Could it be Jada? Sure, Jadakiss is like the New York Jets, he looks great on paper but when it comes down to business he can’t close and I’m still waiting on that great album from him. So the argument could come down to Pusha and the man who I awarded it to. Pusha is just getting better with age, but when you see who is #1 it’s hard to dispute facts.


Maybe 2012 will be different but there isn’t a rapper IMO who has deliverer quality time and time again than this man. I hate the word swag, so I will just say this man’s style is just too damn cool. It sounds effortless like the way DOOM spits, but it’s extremely layered with witty lyricism and tons of rewind material   If the Dos Equis guy was a rapper he’d be this one. –Philaflava


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Will Sessions – Represent Intro / It Aint Hard To Tell

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
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Elmatic Instrumentals is pretty dope, very good for dayjob listening (ie keeping it real without getting fired). Will Sessions interpolate and riff on the originals subtly but enough to make these new versions interesting on their own terms. At it’s best points this album reminds me of El Michels Affair’s The 37th Chamber.
I’m singling out “Represent Intro” because it’s the album’s most significant deviation from the original Illmatic tracklist, and it’s good enough to make me wish the band did more like it. And “It Aint Hard To Tell” is getting posted simply because it’s “It Aint Hard To Tell”.
DOWNLOAD: Will Sessions – Represent Intro

DOWNLOAD: Will Sessions – It Aint Hard To tell