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Numonics – Being Cool Doesn’t Pay The Bills
May 18, 2010, 3:23 pm
Filed under: Downloads, Music

South Florida producer Numonics has joined forces with IM KING, RubyHornet and DJBooth.net to bring listeners his latest release, Being Cool Doesn’t Pay the Bills.

Produced entirely by Numonics and blended by Chicago’s DJ RTC (of RubyHornet & Closed Sessions), the 21-track project finds the up-and-coming beatsmith enlisting a diverse cast of rising stars and established heavyweights to pay testament to the hustle that is required to survive and thrive in today’s music game.

The project contains new and unreleased music from the likes of Donny Goines, Reks, Shawn Chrystopher, Sene, Shawn Jackson, Co$$, BK Cyph, RAtheMC, El Prez, JtheS Wrekonize, QuESt, TreaZon, ThreatZ, Dre Biggity, Saheed, DJulien, Streets Buchanon, Butta Verses, Nero, Lex One and Paul Lewis (of PaulnotPaul).

I hate that I’ve been slacking and not getting things posted in a timely fashion, but I’m trying to catch up. If you don’t already have this album, please download it. Quality hip hop here.

Being Cool Doesn’t Pay The Bills [download]

BONUS: Here’s a Numonics produced track that does not appear on the album.

TreaZon – “The Beginning” [download]



Kali – The Coast
May 18, 2010, 2:24 pm
Filed under: Downloads, Music, Videos

1. Intro
2. Rock Starr feat Termanology (Snippet) Prod by Statik Selektah
3. The Coast feat Fashawn & Evidence (Prod by Statik Selektah)
4. Back At You
5. Higher feat Termanology (Prod by Statik Selektah)
6. Push Keys (Freestyle) Prod by Push Keys
7. Hate (Premo Freestyle) feat Termanology
8. Yes Man feat Reks & Termanology (Prod by Statik Selektah)
9. Millionaire Shit
10. Walking Away feat Novel (Prod by Statik Selektah)
11. Black Duffle
12. Animation (Prod by Sandro)
13. Dead Presidents (Freestyle)
14. Ease Your Pain (Prod by Cinema)
15. Take Off feat C-Scharp (Prod by Push Keys)
16. Outro
17. Cali Kali (Prod by Statik Selektah)

New mixtape from Southern CA’s, Kali. He’s fuckin’ with Statik Selektah so you know this is some quality.

The Coast [download]

BONUS: Here’s the video for “Cali Kali”



Phene – “Jumpstreet”
May 18, 2010, 1:55 pm
Filed under: Downloads, Music

White House to the Crack House, it’s all Politics… why lie?? I felt like leaking a track today as we approach the final stages of God On A Greyhound. We’re putting extra emphasis on perfecting the sound, embracing the creative process rather than rushing through it. I’m hella excited about the songs we’ve completed & can’t wait to reconnect with the people. Here’s something to digest in the meantime. Big shout out to JD Riggz who produced this record, and also has a project dropping soon called Replay Value.

“Jumpstreet” [download]

Phene



Chi-Ill – “Ready For War” w/ Kool G Rap
May 18, 2010, 1:14 pm
Filed under: Downloads, Music

From Chi-Ill’s album, Last Chance Lounge.

“Ready For War” w/ Kool G Rap [download]

Chi-Ill



Jonny Walker – Chemical Food
May 18, 2010, 1:04 pm
Filed under: Downloads, Music

Chemical Food [download] (via Flawless Hustle)



DJ Concept, Lefty, Reef The Lost Cauze – Mic Fiends Tour Mixtape
May 18, 2010, 12:53 pm
Filed under: Downloads, Music

I Was A Fiend Intro
Crown Of Thorns – Reef The Lost Cauze
Mo’ Better – Lefty
Shallow & Hollow – Reef The Lost Cauze
Tear It Down – Reef The Lost Cauze (Army Of The Pharaohs)
Zoner – Lefty
Dead Shall Rise – Reef The Lost Cauze (Army Of The Pharaohs)
Point Blank – Lefty
Let’s Get Ill – Reef The Lost Cauze (BurntMD)
Dance With The Devil – Lefty
Never Knew Me – Uzi Scott aka Lefty
Brain Tumors Remix – Reef The Lost Cauze (Bekay)
Cookin’ Keys – Reef The Lost Cauze (Army Of The Pharaohs)
Misery – Lefty
World Still Burnz – Lefty
Give It Up – Reef The Lost Cauze
Definition – Lefty
Live As It Gets – Reef The Lost Cauze
I Do This – Piseas f. Mistah Fab (BONUS CUT)

Lefty and Reef are teamed up with DJ Concept to drop a tight mixtape in support of their tour. There’s a handful of Northern Cali shows left  (see below) so catch one if you can.

Mic Fiends Tour Mixtape [download]

Show remaining on tour:
Wed 5/19: Next Bar: 4231 East Shields Avenue Fresno, CA 93726 8pm
Thur 5/20: Blue Lamp: 1400 Alhambra Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95816 9pm
Fri 5/21: KSJS San Jose 90.5 FM: Live ON AIR w/ DJ Lucidal 6pm–7pm
Fri 5/21: KPOO San Francisco 89.5 FM: Live ON AIR w/ Ghetto Gumbo 10pm–11pm
Fri 5/21: Club Six: 60 6th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 9pm
Sat 5/22: Amoeba Music (in store) 1855 Haight Street, San Francisco CA 3pm
Sat 5/22: Streetlight Music (in store) 939 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 5pm
Sat 5/22: Works Gallery: 451 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113 9pm
Sun 5/23: Jambalaya: 915 H Street, Arcata, CA 95521 21+ 7pm

DJ Concept: website / MySpace
Lefty
Reef The Lost Cauze



DaVinci – “Gettin’ Money In My Sleep”
May 18, 2010, 12:40 pm
Filed under: Downloads, Music

Fillmore District’s emcee on-the-rise DaVinci drops a brand new exclusive non-album track, titled “Gettin’ Money In My Sleep”, produced by Big D of D’Naje Entertainment. Included on a brand new RockTheDub.com compilation project, the track is an embodiment of DaVinci’s methods and message – powerful lyrics flow smoothly over the refined yet raw production, while the emcee rhymes about the importance of working hard, earning respect and, ultimately, making money. As the emcee continues to make waves in the hip-hop world, it’s clear DaVinci isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

If you don’t already have it, be sure to download DaVinci’s amazing album, The Day The Turf Stood Still, here. If you want to really support a quality project, you can buy the album at that link too.

“Gettin’ Money In My Sleep” [download]

DaVinci