What up people; just about to get into the cutting room for LDBB 31, hopefully it'll be up by tomorrow at the latest; its gonna be the last LDBB for a minute but further explaination (on the way) should clear up any questions.
Right on to some free beat tapes, I feel I've been slackin on the blog game so im tryin to step my game up with some free music / beat tapes!!, ga'head download, BUMP and enjoy.
First up is LDBB favourite and general badman with the blaps ILLmind!, with a free mixtape in conjunction with DJ Dub MD entitled "Blaps, Rhymes, & Life", theres some baaaad (meaning good) stuff on this tape with meezy handling all the production and appearences from the likes of 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Kool G Rap, Supastition, Heltah Skeltah and more!, check the blurb direct from the man himself..
"Blaps, Rhymes & Life" is the exclusive new mixtape project from Dub MD and one of the most accomplished producers in Hip Hop Illmind. A producer that balances both the mainstream and underground successfully, working with a full spectrum of artists from Heltah Skeltah to 50 Cent, Little Brother to Black Eyed Peas, the list goes on. This new project features some of the artists Illmind has been working closely with over the past year or so including the likes of 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Heltah Skeltah, Skyzoo and many more.
Lookout for Illmind dropping his brand new studio album currently "Untitled" coming soon, along with his highly anticipated group album as "Fortilive" with Mushmouf and Slo-Mo and his exclusive collaboration project with North Carolina's Supastition and make sure you check out his new beat-tape "New Blap City" + limited edition T-shirt which is available right now, cop them @ http://www.illmind.biz.
Also keep your eyes out for Dub MD's exclusive new mixtape project for the purest called "Hip Hop Renatus" which features the whos-who of underground hip hop emcees (44 MC's / 34 Tracks) doin what they do best over the greatest hip hop producers of all-times instrumentals, out next month for exclusive free download!
Illmind - Blaps Rhymes & Life Mixtape
01. Get Ya Ass Up! (Intro) (Produced By Illmind) 02. Heltah Skeltah - Everything Is Heltah Skeltah (Produced By Illmind) 03. Brooklyn Academy - Raise Ya Hands (feat. Jean Grae) (Produced By Illmind) 04. Fresh Daily - Get Over (Produced By Illmind) 05. D. Black - The Come Up (feat. Skyzoo) (Produced By Illmind) 06. 50 Cent - Make A Movie (Produced By Illmind) 07. Supastition - Thankful (feat. Kil Ripkin) (Produced By Illmind) 08. Naturel - The Bullets (Produced By Illmind) 09. K.O. (K-Otix) - 48 Seasons (Produced By Illmind) 10. Torae - New Blood (feat. Skyzoo, Emilio Rojas & Fresh Daily) (Produced By Illind) 11. Fortilive - The Come Up (Produced By Illmind) 12. Broken English - Different World (Produced By Illmind) 13. Skyzoo - Lyrically Inclined (feat. Wale) (Produced By Illmind) 14. Naps N Dreds - Do What I Should (feat. Copywrite) (Produced By Illmind) 15. Quan - Geez Like Deez (feat. Rapper Big Pooh) (Produced By Illmind) 16. Naturel - Resurrect (Produced By Illmind) 17. 8th W1 - A Fool's Lullaby (Produced By Illmind) 18. Faro-Z - Clap Ya Hands (Produced By Illmind) 19. A.P.E.X. - One More Time (Produced By Illmind) 20. LL Cool J - Queens (feat. Prodigy, 50 Cent, Kool G Rap, & Tony Yayo) (Produced By Illmind) 21. Wannabe? (Outro) (Produced By Illmind)
Now we got the super dope Symbolic One from the Strange Fruit Project of Music Box / Art Of One Mind fame, as previously mentioned he recently dropped his solo production album "Music Box" which has some stompin beats and ill features and should be checked out, here he drops his 4th Quarter beat CD of fresh beats straight out the lab...holla at him for rates!.
S1 - 4th Quarter Beat CD
*unofficial cover by MEDIUM. 01 Mr Porter Intro 02 Elevation Intended 03 Supa Negroid 04 Jackin Midgets 05 Mike Jackson 08 06 Crayola Music 07 Lucy Live Long 08 Pum Pums n Drums 09 Benny Twins 10 My Neighborhood 11 For Life 12 The Day Before 13 Hood Dreams 14 Hey Miss Parker 15 Million Dollar Deal 16 Get Tha Dough 17 My City Cries
Next up is DJ GRUMBLE with the excellent "FREESTYLE TOOLS VOL 2", continuing on his series of free beat tapes comes 22 dope blaps with an unmistakable boom bap bounce!, get at him on his site for prices!.
DJ Grumble - Freestyle Tools Vol 2
01 deep fried 02 super cheddar 03 taxi cab 04 makin moves 05 wu tang financial 06 metamucil 07 promise 08 grumbz blues 09 caveman 10 pan handle 11 fanfare 12 bright side 13 on the rocks 14 air 15 traffic stop 16 late night flute 17 tribal 18 vivid dream 19 rodrigo 20 time passage 21 cuz i like it 22 get em grumbz
And finaaaaaaaaly, last but by no means least is LDBB resident WIZARD!, with his newest mixtape "Yes I Do Rap", featuring production from Kid Eight, Kelakovski, Raul Supreme, Scizzaz and more as well as guest appearences from Sonnyjim, Apatight, Kosyne and more; so yeah its a regular LDBB outing, check gutter mouth wiz on the mic!.
Wizard - Yes I Do Rap
01 Yes I Do Rap 02 Bangin' Raw Shit (Featuring Scizzahz) (Produced By Kelakovski) 03 Cheezy 04 Murderous (Featuring Ezerin) (Produced By Wizard) 05 No (Produced By Prolifik) 06 Posse Ish (Featuring Sonnyjim, Apatight & Kosyne) 07 1Night Stand (Featuring Scizzahz & Natural) 08 Barz 09 Rock That Shit (Featuring Kanasu Barz) 10 KFC (Produced By Raul Supreme) 11 Get 'Em (Remix) (Featuring Tai) (Produced By Wizard) 12 It's Over (Featuring 777 & Joe Gutta) 13 Myspace Exclusive (Featuring KidEight) 14 Hounds Of H-Town (Featuring Scizzahz) (Produced By Scizzahz) 15 Whoa! (Featuring KidEight & Kosyne) (Produced By KidEight) 16 Bombardment Of Scum (Featuring Scizzahz & Vecks) (Produced By Vecks) 17 Superheroez (Featuring Ezerin) (Produced By Ernie Twig) 18.Played Out
Make a note of this people, Louis Den Beat Battles hits the stage 9th October!!, just sent the flyer off to press so now its time to blam it up everywhere online!!.
Im hoping we'll make a success of this and be able to turn the venture into something semi regular...lets see eh??...heres a little blurb ive just banged out..*pause*.
Louis Den Beat Battles Presents Louis Den Beat Cypher 9th October 2008 Rooty Frooty, Custard Factory, Digbeth Birmingham
The online beat community Louis Den Beat Battles (louisden.com) takes to the stage with the first outing of its "Beat Cypher" night; the aim of "Louis Den Beat Cypher" is to showcase the production element of hip-hop in a live setting, the main focus will be on the 4 profiled producers of the night as well as live PA's from artists.
The aim is to mix more established talent with those making noise in the underground and centre it around a production setting, all beats from the evening will be played out live from some or all of the hardware used to create it allowing the producers to make all manner of live changes to their beats as they are being played; the artists PA's are also over these beats meaning we'll be connecting them with producers they may not necessarily have worked with before making a unique never to be repeated again performance of their tracks.
The night will feature a set of showcase rounds from each producer having their beats played out live; all of which is up to the producer; you'll hear a mix of blaps from their catalogue ranging from fresh beats to existing tracks to never before heard bangers from their vault!. They'll also be taking part in preset challenges to deliver a beat made to certain specifications (samples / themes...similar to the online louis den beat battles format); here we'll hear their take on flipping a sample or following a particular theme.
Finally to stitch it all together the Louis Den Cypher DJ will be providing the soundtrack inbetween the beat rounds and PA's playing a mix of hip-hop, instrumentals and original breaks for you beat heads to try and place!, our DJ will also be playing a selection of submitted beats from the crowd!! producers in the crowd are encouraged to bring a short beat reel or 1 or 2 full lengh beats to get played over the system!.
If you are able to make it down to the night please do so! as we're keen to make a success of it and continue bringing you more as time goes by!.
Kosyne, for LOUIS DEN BEAT BATTLES
Louis Den Beat Cypher - 19th October 2008 ON THE BEATS: JEHST | SOWETO KINCH | KELAKOVSKI | MR DICK ON THE MIC: SONNYJIM | SIR SMURF LIL' | MICALL PARKNSUN | THE LOST GENERATION ON THE DECKS: DJ CRO (HIP-HOP / INSTRUMENTALS / BREAKS / CDR BEATS FROM CROWD) Rooty Frootys - Custard Factory - Digbeth 9PM till LATE - £3.50 entry (£5.00 after 10PM) www.louisden.com