Archive for May, 2011

Bennie Franks x Cayex Illah – D-Boy Sh*t

| May 29, 2011 | 1 Comment

Former Legit Ballers, Bennie Franks and C. Illah collide for “D-Boy Sh*t”. Finally we have a no DJ version of the record.

Bennie Franks D BOY Sh_t ft.Cayex Illah

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Longshot – Just Flow (Prod. by Jake One)

| May 29, 2011 | 3 Comments

In support of Long’s performance at this year’s Soundset Festival in Minneapolis, Rhymesayers let this joint go, which is one of two records Long recorded with Jake.  Both will be available on iTunes in the near future, but for now stream this heat.

 

Young Jeezy x Freddie Gibbs – Do It For You

| May 28, 2011 | 3 Comments

Produced by Lil’ Lody.

Gangsta Gibbs & The Snowman connect once again on this joint from Jeezy’s new tape with DJ Drama, which you can check out here.

Do It For You

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R. Kelly – Motivation (Remix) [No Tags]

| May 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

After DJ MoonDawg dropped this exclusive earlier this week – the radio friendly and tagged version –  he’s now been nice enough to liberate the untagged and dirty version.  What a guy!

Kelly Rowland’s version of “Motivation” is currently has the #1 Rap/R&B song in the country, so now let’s see what the other Kelly can do with it.

Kelly Roland ft R. Kelly-Motivation (Remix)

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R.I.P. Gil Scott-Heron

| May 28, 2011 | 2 Comments

Gone but not forgotten.

NPR:

Gil Scott-Heron died Friday afternoon in New York, his book publisher reported. He was 62. The influential poet and musician is often credited with being one of the progenitors of hip-hop, and is best known for the spoken-word piece “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.”

Scott-Heron was born in Chicago in 1949. He spent his early years in Jackson, Tenn., attended high school in The Bronx, and spent time at Pennsylvania’s Lincoln University before settling in Manhattan. His recording career began in 1970 with the album Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, which featured the first version of “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” The track has since been referenced and parodied extensively in pop culture.

Scott-Heron continued to record through the 1970s and early ’80s, before taking a lengthy hiatus. He briefly returned to the studio for 1994’s Spirits. That album featured the track “Message to the Messengers,” in which Scott-Heron cautions the hip-hop generation that arose in his absence to use its newfound power responsibly. He has been cited as a key influence by many in the hip-hop community — such as rapper-producer Kanye West, who closed his platinum-selling 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy with a track built around a sample of Scott-Heron’s voice.

Scott-Heron struggled publicly with substance abuse in the 2000s, and spent the early part of the decade in and out of jail on drug possession charges. He began performing again after his release in 2007, and in 2010 released a new album, I’m New Here, to widespread critical acclaim.