Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New Archduke Video

Yo! The second video by The Archduke has finally dropped and it's fucking awesome.
I helped with production of the video and the beat is brought to you by The Knish Hit Squad... Check for my guest appearance as Galileo and the many appearances by porn mega-star Kayla Paige.

The Archduke is a time traveling pimp who tells his tales via Baile Funk raps and stems from the brilliant mind of my old friend Louis Katz. Peep all his other hilarious videos on his website and catch him at your local comedy spot.

Louis Katz Website
Louis Katz Myspace

And for those who slept... here's Part 1

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Great N.O.R.E. Post

The very first time I heard CNN's first joint LA,LA was on a Craig G + S&S tape. It was 1996, in my boy Daniel's forest green Eddie Bauer edition Ford Explorer with the beige trim. We were both bugging on how we could love a song so much that was hating on our city... Regardless, they had Mobb Deep and Tragedy co-signing and Nore's flow was instantly one of the illest.
NORE continues to be one of my favorites, regardless of his reggaeton albums, which he makes up for with mixtapes like Hang Hang Sangria or Cocaine On Steroids.
It seems with the current radio hit Rotate we are seeing a return to form. Hopefully the new album will not contain any reggaeton or MSTRKRFT beats. I mean, I appreaciate experimentation but it's clear what he's really good at.
When I first started working for Stretch in 99 I got to meet N.O.R.E. a couple times and dude was hilarious, though clearly out of his mind. He did a freestyle for Stretch's radio show at that time and it was mind blowing. He rapped over Nas Is Like and rhymed "Piss On A Ho" with "Piss On A Ho." (STRETCH!!!! Do you have this around?? Please post it if you do.)
But I digress...

Here are some of my favorite rare and unreleased N.O.R.E. tracks from deep in my crates:

Half Baked [Penalty - 1999]
(A teaser promo for Melvin Flynt Tha Hustler which until today I thought was produced by Swizz... I guess it's produced by Kyze. Still amazing. "Do The Drunkman")
Bitchass Niggas [White Label - 1998]
Blood Money II ft Nas & Nature [Tommy Boy - 1997] (This was a mixtape banger but was kinda farted out on the Sountrack to the movie Ride.)
Married To Marijuana [White Label - 1999]
Magic & Bird ft Nature [White Label - 1998]

Bonus Thugness (not rare and not from vinyl, but oh so ill)
Body In The Trunk ft Nas
Da Hustla
Iced Down Medallions (Royal Flush ft Noreaga) (NORE only does the hook on this one but it's craze... An amazing EZ Elpee beat and Flush murders it.)
LA, LA (25 2 Life(Tragedy, Capone'N'Noreaga & Mobb Deep))

I highly suggest you put all of this in a playlist and listen to it for 48 hours.

NORE Links
NORE Myspace
57thAve (NORE's Blog)
NORE on Twitter
Capone N Noreaga Myspace

Monday, February 9, 2009

I'm back in NY

... and I couldn't be happier. I ate a deli sandwich and listened to Hot 97 for 3 hours.

Here's my official NY jam of the week so far:

Red Cafe - So Easy Remix

It's comforting to come back and still hear dude's like Red Cafe on the radio in the middle of the day.


Monday, February 2, 2009

Live from HKI and hello from berlin

Hello fam... I'm broadcasting live from Berlin where I will be all week. If anyone's got any recommendations or ideas for me while I'm here, please holler. I'll be DJing at Villa this Sat for DJ Wool's BDay and am super hyped but other than that I'll just be here living it up at Omar's incredible apt and most likely running around with Subtitle.

The Scandinavian mini tour was off the chain.

Nennis in 3D

Me x The Hundreds x Cali Roots

Gotta love swedish girls

Stockholm x LA at Berns

With Patski Love + Chris Stallion
The one and only DJ Anonymous

Posted up at Stress in Oslo

Many thanks to Andreas and Per from Cali Roots in Stockholm (shit was legit), The Hundreds (of course), David from Berns, Antonia in Stockholm, The Top Billin Crew in Helsinki (DJ Anonymous, Sir Nennis, Flipperi, J-LAINI and everyone else), Harry aka HKI-Waldo (thx for the spliffs and good convo) and of couse The Juicy crew in Oslo (Patski Love and Chris Stallion) for being great hosts.

Did you know that Giorgio Moroder plays loudly on the streets of Oslo in the middle of the day. Not mad at that... peep:

When I played in Helsinki with Sir Nennis and DJ Anonymous at Redrum they had a 57 so I recorded the night. The Funktion-One soundsystem sounded so amazing, the night was unbelievably fun and the vibe was right even though we had sound issues due to some worn control records and dull needles (as you will hear in the recordings.) By the end of the night we were actually playing in Internal Mode... But still had it crackin!
If you like hearing dancehall in the same 2 hours as a 90's house set, a west coast rap set, a new electro set and a BMore set then this is tailor made for you! Please to enjoy.

DL:(thee) Mike B live at Redrum-Helsinki-Finland- Jan 29th 09
DL:DJ Anonymous vs (thee) Mike B live at Redrum-Helsinki-Finland- Jan 29th 09

You should also peep this 2008 Top Billin Megamix

DL:2008 Top Billin Megamix
Top Billin - Smell Yo Dick
DJ Anonymous - U Fine
Bounce Camp - Big Dancin
DJ Anonymous & Top Billin - Money To Burn
Scottie B & King Tutt - African Chant (Top Billin remix)
Sharkslayer - Bad Ding
Top Billin - Smoke Trees
Top Billin - My Girl Wants
Tittsworth - Drunk As Fuck (Top Billin remix)
Top Billin - Hoes & House
Sharkslayer - Fleshlighter
Sharkslayer - Cold As Ice
DJ Pataässä - Sweat Gunz
Top Billin - Tell Your Girl To Juke It Up
DJ J-Laini - Fuck N Tell
Candyman & Leatherface - Ultimate Feeling

Aight then Germany... It's on.