Everybody's a critic, but not necessarily an expert, and although DJ JS-1 has been in the game for years, he still has to endure a seemingly endless amount of empty advice and double-talk. The other week, JS-1, along with featured guest and long-time collaborator Tonedeff, released the video for "Last To Know." The single, now being released for fans as an MP3, is from JS-1's forthcoming album, No One Cares, dropping June 21st, and takes aim at all of the external second-guessing the two have had to endure throughout their careers, and, as it's explained in “Last To Know,” despite the pair's accomplishments it sadly doesn't stop the know-it-alls at record labels, naïve fans, and the just plain simple-minded from unloading their opinions on JS-1 and Tonedeff. Instead of sounding bitter and jaded, though, JS-1 provides a light, jazzy beat for Tonedeff's animated delivery and tongue-in-cheek lyrics.
DJ JS-1's No One Cares will be available for purchase on June 21st via a joint venture between Fat Beats Records and JS-1's own Ground Original.
Recently signed to Bystorm/Jive Records as an artist, I.C. Green has been in the business doing production and playing on other artist's records for years. With production credits with Akon, writing nods with Whitney, and playing keys for Beiber being just a few highlights, Green has made his rounds on the liner-note side of the business for the last decade.
"From the club to the streets, make it your runway"
Complex Web Exclusive with Eminem and Royce Da 5'9"
Check out the Complex.com web exclusive featuring an in-depth, behind-the-scenes interview and photos with Eminem and Royce Da 5'9" on the making of the classic "Bad Meets Evil" 1999 song and the 2011 sequel EP- as "Bad Meets Evil's Hell The Sequel" hits stores this week.
The feature package includes a colorful and personal take on the lives of the duo then and now, written by Complex's editor-in-chief Noah Callahan-Bever, who takes us back to the summer of 1998 (photos and all) where he witnessed the creation of their first classic single - to the present day with the two reuniting after a falling out to create the sequel. The story opens with Complex's first-ever animated cover built for your browser, inspired by a Bugs Bunny cartoon.
New content will be added to this week-long web package.
"Pacewon and Mr. Green are back with a triumphant new single from the highly anticipated follow up to their classic album "The Only Color That Matters is Green" The new album "Only Number That Matters is Won" is coming late this summer and will feature guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Lee Scratch Perry, Masta Ace as well as some special surprises. Be on the lookout for 'The Only Number That Mattes is Won'"
Video Credits: Pacewon and Mr. Green "Ever Since" Raw Poetix Records/The Orchard
Directed by jimmy Giambrone Executive Produced by Aaron Green
Athletes: Montre Livingston Big Ken, Colin Varanyak and Dirty Sanchez
To kick FMF this time is none other than Bumpy Knuckles, the O.G. of hardcore hip-hop. If you're not familiar with this man, I suggest you download this to get a glimpse of the realness he displays in his raps. If you are familiar with him, download away and bump in your headphones, cars, and motorcycles alike.
Tracklisting: 1. Standing on the Edge 2. That Gary Coleman 3. OG 4. That Real Rap Shit 5. Speakers in the Park 6. Keep On 7. Man Up 8. Doin My Gangta 9. Teknickle 10. TImeless 11. Viral 12. Change 13. Eyebleavenwhattado 14 History
G.O.O.D. Music certainly stays busy with album preparations from Pusha T, Big Sean, Kanye West (of course), and CyHi Da Prince. The latter released this mixtape to serve well towards the G.O.O.D. customers as he prepares his own debut. And judging by this mixtape, his debut isn't headed towards any slack. Check it out!
Tracklisting: 01. Spadez Interlude 02. When The Smoke Clears [Prod. By J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League] 03. Cold As Ice [Prod. By KB] 04. Bulletproof (Feat. Yelawolf) [Prod. By J Rob] 05. Thousand Poundz (Feat. Pill & Pusha T) [Prod. By Paper Boy Fabe] 06. Heartz Interlude 07. New Girl (Feat. Trey Songz) [Prod. By Lil C] 08. End Of The Night [Prod. By Shawty Redd] 09. Right Side Of The Bed [Prod. By Soundtrack] 10. Sunday Morning [Prod. By Beatfanatiks] 11. Clubz Interlude 12. Dance [Prod. By J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League] 13. Fightin' In The Club [Prod. By Big Fruit] 14. Emotional (Feat. Tity Boi of Playaz Circle) [Prod. By Dj Spinz] 15. Made Me Who I Am [Prod. By CKP] 16. Diamondz Interlude 17. Take You Back [Prod. By S1 of Strange Fruit Project] 18. Woopty Doo (Feat. Big Sean) [Prod. By No ID & Kanye West] 19. Beautiful Mind [Prod. By Aktual] 20. Stadium (Feat. B.o.B) [Prod. By Mel & Mus]
This one is one of the sleepers of the year, because it's been released since January and I discovered it a week ago. It's a shame, too. Because QuESt brings out the TRUTH in this project and he really goes hard on it, yet folks still snore away. I'm putting this on the FMF to serve as a airhorn wake-up call to those who need some good music and this one is indeed.
Tacklisting: 01. NeoPopSicle Says This Became The Reason (Prod. (A.I.(ICE) & QuESt 02. In My Defense (Prod. Thelonious Martin) 03. Take Off (Prod. Mr.Familiar) 04. State Of Emergency (Prod. A.I.(ICE) 05. Today (Prod. A.I.(ICE) 06. NeoPopSicle Says I Remember (Interlude) (Prod. (A.I.(ICE) & QuESt 07. Do It All For You (Prod. A.I.(ICE) 08. If You Wanna (Prod. A.I.(ICE) 09. The Feel Right (Prod. A.I.(ICE) 10. Were Going Down (Prod. By Ace2euce) 11. Greatness (Interlude) (Prod. Stevo) 12. Ambitions In The Sky (Prod. A.I.(ICE) 13. In Due Time (Prod. Mr.Familiar) 14. Dream Of Dreams (Prod. A.I.(ICE) 15. Fear Not Failure (Prod. A.I.(ICE) 16. Happiness (How Did You Get To Me (Prod. Mr.Familiar)
Speaking of sleepers, Sha Stimuli has been slept on so long, this mixtape might as well come with a free downloadable mattress. But don't front though, he isn't ignored because he's wack, it's just the twisted fate of irony that makes him ignored because he's far from it. Check this one out and I bet you'll become a fan of this Brooklyn emcee.
Tracklisting: 1. Alone (feat. LelaBizz) (prod. by Mannequin) 2. Help (How Can I?) (feat. N.I.K.) (prod. by Clams Casino) 3. So High (feat. Apryl Williams) (prod. by J. Cardim) 4. All About Us (feat. N.I.K.) (prod. by Nubbz) 5. Superstar (prod. by Radio Maschine) 6. Feel Good (feat. Nephu) (prod. by The Letter C Productions) 7. Look At Us (prod. by Charli Brown) 8. The Happening (prod. by Arseniz) 9. Hard (prod. by Louis Price) 10. No Clothes On (prod. by Black Metaphor) 11. DWI (prod. by Charli Brown) 12. How Does it Feel (Untitled) (feat. D'Angelo) 13. Forever (ft. N.I.K.) (prod. Dre Knight) Bonus: Wake & Go
Oh snap, did I say Brooklyn? Brooklyn must be in the house today because another BK emcee is out on th eloose with free music. S-K-Y, Z-O-O brings us "The Great Debator" which is great with no debate. If you claim to be into hip-hop, then you definitely should add this to your free music collection. Shout out to Bill Cosby and Jello puddin' pops!
Tracklisting: 01. Complicated Rhythm [prod. Best Kept Secret] 02. Rap Like Me [prod. Eric G.] 03. Written in the Drums [prod. Swiff D.] 04. Designer Drugs [prod. 9th Wonder] 05. Parade Me [prod. Fatin] 06. We Here [prod. Best Kept Secret] 07. Atypical [prod. !llmind] 08. Expensive Habits (ft. Jesse Boykins III) [prod. 14KT] 09. Until It All Goes (ft. Manhattan) [prod. C-Sick] 10. Test Drive [prod. !llmind] 11. Inheritance [prod. E. Jones] 12. Get Him to the Greek [prod. 9th Wonder] 13. Could’ve Struck the Lotto 14. For the Awake (ft. King Mez) [prod. Oh No] 15. For the Sleepers [Reinterpreted by E. Jones] 16. The Definitive Prayer [prod. David Axelrod]
That's it for the "High Ate Us Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're an artist with your free mixtape/album shown on this page and you want to send me a link re-up, corrections, and/or questions, e-mail me at email@example.com, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....