DON’T SLEEP: Gangrene “Vodka & Ayahuasca Promo Video” [PROMO VIDEO]
This is Jason Goldwatch’s promo video for the upcoming Decon release of Gangrene’s (The Alchemist x Oh No) sophomore release “Vodka & Ayahuasca” which drops on January 24th, 2012. I suggest you pre-order it now because this chick scares the hell outta me. Don’t sleep…
DON’T SLEEP: Black Milk “Sound Check” (prod. by Black Milk) [INSTRUMENTAL]
Black Milk x Danny Brown “Black and Brown” dropped back in November and the instrumental version will be available on January 17th, 2012. The opening instrumental “Sound Check” can be streamed via Bandcamp right now. I can’t wait for this as I’ve been playing “Dada”, “Zap”, “WTF” and more on repeat for months. Don’t sleep!
DON’T SLEEP: Amp Live x Evidence x Zumbi x The Grouch x Eligh “Amp Live For President” (prod. by Amp Live) [VIDEO]
Amp Live played the beats. Evidence, Zumbi (Zion I), The Grouch, & Eligh spit to them. DJ Icewayer did the cuts. The end result? “Amp Live For President”. Enjoy it you filthy animals…
DON’T SLEEP: Black Milk x Melanie Rutherford “Simply Having” (prod. by Black Milk) [SINGLE]
Black Milk & Melanie Rutherford got into the studio last night & Black flipped the classic Paul McCartney & Wings Christmas jawn while she laced it. The end result is “Simply Having”. Damb, now I kinda need that Black Milk & Melanie Rutherford album. Don’t sleep…
DON’T SLEEP: Gangrene (The Alchemist x Oh No) f/Prodigy of Mobb Deep “Dump Truck” (prod. by Gangrene) [SINGLE]
The Alchemist and Oh No team up with Prodigy of Mobb Deep to deliver what is reminiscent of those classic 1st Infantry tracks from back in the early 00’s when Alchemist was making the old ALC/1st Infantry mixtapes and instrumental LP’s. Go listen to “Dump Truck” here since the Great SoundCloud Embedding Debacle Of November still hasn’t ended yet. Don’t sleep…
DON’T SLEEP: Roc Marciano “Emeralds” (prod. by Arch Druids) [SINGLE]
New Roc Marciano. “Emeralds” was produced by the Arch Druids and is from the long awaited Decon re-up to the classic LP “Marcberg” called “Reloaded”. Don’t sleep….I won’t LET you.
DON’T SLEEP: Black Milk & Danny Brown “Black & Brown” (prod. by Black Milk) [VIDEO]
Here’s the official video for “Black & Brown” off the Fat Beats “Black & Brown EP” which dropped last Tuesday. If you don’t own it get your ass out there and cop it or just Google it on Producers I Know for multiple purchase links for this album at affordable prices. Don’t sleep…
DON’T SLEEP: Roc Marciano “Scarface N*gga [Gensu Dean Remix]” (prod. by Gensu Dean) [REMIX]
This is the Gensu Dean remix for the Roc Marciano jawn “Scarface N*gga” which you can hear and download from the Mello Music Group Bandcamp. Look for Roc Marciano’s “Reloaded” album dropping on Decon/Fat Beats in 2012 and that Gensu Dean Mello Music Group LP dropping in 2012 as well. Don’t sleep…
DON’T SLEEP: Black Milk x Danny Brown “Black And Brown EP” [NEW UPCOMING PROJECT]
Black Milk x Danny Brown new upcoming project is the highly anticipated “Black And Brown EP” which hits stores and digital music marketplaces on November 1st, 2011. We heard the lead single “Zap”, now hear the entire jawn! After you hear how ill the “Black And Brown EP” is you can cop it from iTunes ($5.99), Amazon ($6.99), Fat Beats ($7.99) Bandcamp or UGHH. At these prices you have no excuses to not cop it. DON’T SLEEP!
DON’T SLEEP: Black Milk x Danny Brown “Zap” (prod. by Black Milk) [SINGLE]
Here’s the first jawn we get to hear from the “Black And Brown” EP. “Zap” features the standard Danny Brown bars over a standard Black milk beat, which is to say it’s far from “standard”. The project drops November 1st, 2011 on Fat Beats Records. DON’T SLEEP!
DON’T SLEEP: Jay Electronica f/Mobb Deep “Call Of Duty (MW3)” [SINGLE]
People asked Jay Electronica what he was waiting on to drop something. Everyone wants something. Even I’ve made the occasional joke at his expense. The key thing is that Jay won’t release anything until he feels it’s time or he’s ready. This cuts down on wack shit and forced material. In any event, here’s Jay Electronica featuring Mobb Deep “Call Of Duty (MW3)”. Artwork by FWMJ, he also named the track as well. I’m still looking for producer credits at the moment. ARE YOU WATCHING CLOSELY? DON’T SLEEP!
DON’T SLEEP: A.Dd+ “Insomniac Dreaming” (prod. by Black Milk) [SINGLE]
On the heels of Dallas’ own A.Dd+’s previous hot single “Can’t Come Down” and Black Milk announcing the upcoming release of his “Black & Brown EP” on Fat Beats next month comes the inevitable Black Milk x A.Dd+ collaboration “Insomniac Dreaming”. Keeping with the song’s theme you shouldn’t sleep on it. Salute to Black Milk, PICNICTYME, A.Dd+ and of course the miniboss herself Rosalinda Ruiz.
DON’T SLEEP: Random Axe f/Roc Marciano “Chewbacca” (prod. by Black Milk) [VIDEO]
Here’s the video for Random Axe’s Roc Marciano assisted banger “Chewbacca” featuring an appearance from Chewbacca himself. Homie’s a huge Random Axe fan. He even rolled to Rock The Bells to support them recently. The whole shit was caught on tape. Don’t sleep and cop “Random Axe” if you haven’t already. You fuckin’ jackalopes (Are those even real or did I just make something up? Fuck it, they’re real NOW)!
DON’T SLEEP: The Alchemist Playing Beats In The Lab For Rick Ross [BEAT VIDEO]
I don’t give a flying fuck about Rick Ross or Maybach Music Group, the only thing I care about is hearing some Alchemist beats. Rick Ross’ lying ass is still on top of the world and 50 Cent is canceling albums like Consequence kills his old friendships…and his personal reputation. I don’t care to hear “God Forgives, I Dont”. Why? Because God forgives, Dart don’t. Enjoy the beats, kids…
DON’T SLEEP: Pusha T f/Tyler The Creator “Trouble On My Mind” (prod. by Pharrell Williams) [VIDEO]
So…here’s the video from “Trouble On My Mind”. Is it wack? Far from it. Do I really care much for it? Not really. Some people are clamoring for the instrumental. “Not I” said Dart. I’m good…
DON’T SLEEP: Roc Marciano x The Alchemist x Oh No (Gangrene) “Greneberg EP” [NEW PROJECT]
Today, July 19th, 2011 sees the release of the ridiculoid Decon collaborative EP titled “Greneberg”. This project spans 7 songs from Roc Marciano, The Alchemist & Oh No, three of the preeminent producer/emcees on Earth today. “Greneberg” is only available digitally at the moment. It’s already available in the UK on Amazon and iTunes. It’s only a matter of time before it’s officially available Stateside as well. When it is, I’ll update this post. Now cop it from iTunes & Amazon without any further issues. Don’t sleep…
DON’T SLEEP: Black Milk x Jack White “Brain”/”Royal Mega” [NEW MUSIC]
So…two of my favorite musicians/producers collaborated recently. Jack White (formerly of The White Stripes) and Black Milk. Let me explain, I was a White Stripes fan from jump. When Jack produced the Von Bondies I was like “WORD!”. His side projects with The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather are among my favorites. I even saw “Coffee & Cigarettes” partly because I knew RZA & GZA would be in it alongside Jack & Meg White. I’ve also seen “The White Stripes: Under Blackpool Lights” and “The White Stripes Under Great Northern Lights” in addition to “It Might Get Loud” which has been on my Neflix instant queue since it became available. I’m a fan. Obviously.
The story of Black Milk and Jack White getting together @ Third Man Records in Nashville to record and the audio itself is over @ Black Milk’s site. Salute Black Milk, Rosalinda, Daru Jones, AB & Malik Hunter. “Brain” & “Royal Mega” are fuckin’ epic. Cop ’em. DON’T SLEEP!
DON’T SLEEP: Gangrene (The Alchemist & Oh No) x Roc Marciano “Jet Luggage” [SINGLE]
On July 19th, 2011 Decon Records will bless us all with the 7 song “Greneberg EP”. A full length album from the trio will follow. Also keep in mind that Roc Marciano has the “Marcberg” instrumentals dropping soon and “Reloaded” are both on the way as well.
DON’T SLEEP: Random Axe (Sean Price x Guilty Simpson x Black Milk) “Random Call” (prod. by Black Milk) [VIDEO]
BUY. THE. FUCKIN’ ALBUM. NOW.
DON’T SLEEP: Soul Assassins: Alchemist “A Day In The Life” [VIDEO]
Alchemist (also half of Gangrene & Step Brothers) has been down with Soul Assassins since he was a teen & a member of the group Whooliganz with Scott Caan. He began producing jawns for artists like Buc Fifty (formerly of Da Wascals), Swollen Members, Dilated Peoples, Group Home, The High & Mighty & Defari early on before he started to raise eyebrows with his production for Mobb Deep. Now Alchemist has been an influence to many of the go to producers of this era while still making heat and touring with Just Blaze on their Soundclash Tour. Here’s some footage of Alchemist during a routine day. Enjoy:
DON’T SLEEP: Random Axe (Sean Price x Guilty Simpson x Black Milk) “Chewbacca” (prod. by Black Milk) [SINGLE]
The last single before the “Random Axe LP” drops on Duck Down on June 14th will be “Chewbacca”. Check it out below and cop it next Tuesday.
DON’T SLEEP: Oh No “May Beats” [INSTRUMENTALS]
Back in May, Oxnard’s own Oh No AKA Dr. No AKA The Disrupt & half of Gangrene (w/The Alchemist) and The Professionals (w/Madlib) dropped a few beats for $1 each on his Bandcamp page all throughout May. They were called “All Day Long”, “Medieval Times”, “The Purity” & “The Dungeons”. Don’t sleep on them!
DON’T SLEEP: Random Axe (Sean Price x Guilty Simpson x Black Milk) “Random Call” (prod. by Black Milk) [SINGLE]
Random Axe’s next single (they’re NOT leaks, people. Leaks don’t have cover art & aren’t provided in links endorsed by the artists’ own record label. Fuck outta here with that!) is the eerie and foreboding “Random Call”. As someone that’s been playing this album for months now (I’m using the original cover art on my iPod Touch) I can imagine the torture you’re all going through waiting to hear the full project. I guarantee you it will all be worth it. In any event, here’s “Random Call”. You’ve heard “Monster Babies”, “The Hex” & now “Random Call”. There’s records that are so much more ridiculous than these still left on the album, too. Cop “Random Axe” June 14th. Don’t make me track your IP addresses, find you all individually then put your grandpa into a kimura because you didn’t….
DON’T SLEEP: Digi Crates Records presents “Beats & Bullets: A Soundtrack To A Shootout” [INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]
Yesterday was so chaotic with all of the new releases that this one almost might have slipped right through the cracks. Digi Crates Records dropped an instrumental project featuring several ill producers such as Roc Marciano, Kyo Itachi, Miedlev, King AL, Mok Vurban, Tape-Roc & DJ Kryptonite. The album concept is that each beat is composed so that they’d be theme music to a cinematic shootout. It’s bananas! You can cop it from iTunes or at local worldwide spot (I’m in Boston) UGHH. Don’t sleep on this one, people! An example of why you shouldn’t has been conveniently provided below: