Archive for March, 2010


Posted: March 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

Oj Simpson

Can’t get enough of Madlib and Guily Simpson? Download the new single now:

the illest

New single from philly’s own, Godilla. This Stu Bangas produced beat features Ali Armz and veteran rhyme spitter, Thirstin Howl the III.  Godilla has already worked with the likes of King Magnetic, Reef The Lost Cauze, and  German super producers The Snow Goons. Also keep you eye out for up and coming producer, Stu Bangas.

download the single here: training -godilla, ali armz and thirstin howl.mp3

The Jive Turkeys

Posted: March 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

Bread and Butter

While I was browsing through I came a across a band called “The Jive Turkeys.” What caught my attention, was actually just their name. I chuckled really. The Jive Turkey’s are a 4-piece  band from Oxford, Ohio on the label Colemine Records(see address below for more info). There seems to be a wave of funk music being put out, and I love it. After falling in love with The Budos Band about 5 yeas ago, my cravings for funk and more soul music has gotten worse by the day. So when I heard first heard The Jive Turkeys, I was instantly hook. You can order their new cd, “Bread and Butter” at these addresses:

Long live funk!


Today I learned that Mega Royal Records will be releasing Mr.Dibbs new album, “Dead World.” Mega Royal Records is home to the artists of Rob Viktum, Playdough and Deepspace 5. Dibbs’ album will feature the likes of The Black Keys, Murs and Brother Ali. With production and dj skills as nice as his, “Dead World” should be a must have in any hip hop fan’s collection. And by looking at the guest features, he’ll probably scoop up a few non-hip hop fans. The album will be available June 1st, 2010. Looks like Mega Royal is making some moves. It’s good to see more indie labels making moves.

dead wrong

I can’t say this enough, K-Salaam and Beatnick are the truth. They’ve taken “producing” and not just beat making to the next level. Whether these guys are rocking live or in the studio, they represent 100% percent, every time.  Here’s a quote from their official twitter page:

“Most hip-hop producers aren’t versatile enough to produce for rock groups. But we’re not just “hip-hop producers,” -> we’re music producers.”

So lets see if more beat makers take their production to the next level. Nothing wrong with venturing out. Look at Dangermouse and the work he did for Broken Bells. I love to see collaborations like this. I feel more hip hop producers/beat makers should venture out more on a creative level.  K-Salaam and Beatnick  will be doing the remix of Keane’s “Stop For A Minute” feat. K’Naan. Here’s the original version. The remix will be an iTunes exclusive. Respect and best of luck to them.


Here’s a single from Dashah’s new mix tape, “Rap Burglar 3.” This song “Protein Barz” features New Jersey’s own, Solo For Dolo and Natural Diggers on the beat. These dudes are some serious rhyme sayers. You can download the single “Protein Barz” here: PROTEIN BARZ ft SOLO FOR DOLO.mp3  (copy and paste)

or download the full mix tape at:


New Army of the Pharaohs “Agony Fires” feat.Vinnie Paz, Planetary, Celph Titled & Apathy. If this is what we have to look forward to, this album will be hot. This is a super group of indie hip hop artists. Reminds me of the 1992 “Dream Team.” This is also marks Vinnie Paz’s first release on his new label, Enemy Soil. Best of luck to him and the reset of the AOTP family.

ps they are also offering a video contest. check the video for details