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Subnoize Souljaz Release Cover of NWA Classic

From Kerosene Media:

Subnoize Souljaz Release Cover of NWA Classic
“Fuck Tha Police” Featuring Daddy X, Judge D
and Saint Dog

Subnoize Souljaz “Blast From The Past” Featuring Classic
Hip-hop Tracks From NWA, Snoop Dogg and More
Subnoize Souljaz have posted their cover of the classic NWA track “Fuck Tha Police” online at http://www.myspace.com/subnoizesouljaz. The track features Kottonmouth Kings Daddy X, Saint Dog and the long awaited return of Judge D. The track appears on Subnoize Souljaz new album "Blasts From The Past", which lands in stores on August 25th, 2009 through Suburban Noize Records.
"When NWA released 'Fuck Tha Police' it was so radical and shocking. It was a hip-hop track that was punk rock in its attitude and delivery in every way. The song was just so scary and controversial, but this was before the LA riots. I remember at that time the LA police were in a complete Nazi state that they used to raid punk rock shows with mace and billy clubs," says Daddy X about the inspiration behind recording the hip-hop classic. "At the same time I remember unheard of acts of violence and intimidation within the black communities that set off a firestorm of rebellion. We thought it would be a great song to cover because it was such an important piece of music, not only to us as musicians but to the history of hip-hop. This was our way of paying respect."
Subnoize Souljaz "Blasts From The Past" features the entire Sub Noize battalion covering your favorite hip-hop tracks in one explosive new album. The album includes Cypress Hill’s Sen Dog and Daddy X from Kottonmouth Kings rocking the Public Enemy/Anthrax anthem "Bring The Noize”, Dirtball covering "Microphone Fiend" and DGAF's Chucky Chuck spitting fire on Snoop Dogg’s "Murder Was The Case". The album is also packed with gems like Judge D paying tribute to LL Cool J with "Mamma Said Knock You Out", while Potluck covers the Luniz "I Got 5 Five On It". With 14 tracks of classic hip-hop, SubNoize Souljaz "Blasts From the Past" reignites a collection of highly influential songs with a fresh spin.
* www.SuburbanNoizeRecords.com *

J-Zone Blogs About Current (& BAD) Fashion Trends

From J-Zone:

Good morning/afternoon. Here are some recent editorials I've written for your Monday boredom.

Am I right in thinking this androgynous fashion is getting out of control, or has time passed me by? This is just my two cents...you decide...

Are men the new women? Read on (click this link), and help me out here!


Find out why I'm boycotting Pop culture until Mr. T is paid a sum of $500,000 (click here)

Thanks to those who have been supporting my editorials/column (I hate the word "blog", it sounds like some type of fungus you catch on your feet). Feel free to leave (relevant) comments, these are open discussions. If you wish to be removed from getting these e-mails, get at me directly and I'll give you your release. I hate having my inbox flooded with crap I don't care about, I feel your pain. Never did figure out how to set up an unsubscribe, oh well. Either way, let me know.

Have a pleasant day.

Jay, J-Zone, Chief Chinchilla, Delonte West's twin brother or whoever the hell you know me as.


Joe Budden's "Escape Route" on AmalgamDigital

Joe Budden's "Escape Route" on AmalgamDigital


Joe Budden to release “Escape Route” on www.AmalgamDigital.com AUGUST 11th, 2009

Following the success of “Halfway House” and the much-anticipated “Padded Room,” Joe Budden and Amalgam Digital are excited to announce the release of “Escape Route”. The digital-only album will be made available exclusively on AmalgamDigital.com August 11th, 2009. “Escape Route” marks the third installment in Budden’s inspired saga sequence that has already brought fans such releases as “Halfway House” and “Padded Room,” and will culminate with the groundbreaking “The Great Escape.”

Escape Route aims to set a new precedent for Budden as he begins to map out his escape by enlisting guest appearances from Wale, Slaughterhouse, and Young Chris as well as production from 9th Wonder, Streetrunner, Chad West, and J. Cardim. When asked about his latest endeavor Budden had the following to say:

“Escape Route is a precursor to what may very well be the best Joe Budden album ever… The Great Escape. It’s filled with the lyricism and passion that Joe Budden fans have come to love me for....‘THE GREAT ESCAPE’ coming soon!”

Following “Escape Route” Joe Budden will return to the Amalgam Digital label roster to release the final and most compelling installment of the series entitled “The Great Escape” another groundbreaking album that will signify his ultimate salvation and departure from the traditional norms of mediocrity that continue to confine the creativity of many artists today. With the momentum garnering around his supergroup Slaughterhouse’s performances on tour at the Paid Dues and Rock the Bells hip hop festivals, Budden’s latest album is sure to reinforce his commitment to his craft while also justifying his sustained success throughout the past several years.

Bonus content will be offered when the album is downloaded from www.AmalgamDigital.com .

Joe Budden “Escape Route” (Amalgam Digital)

01.   Intro
02.   Anti
03.   Never Again
04.   World Keep Spinnin’
05.   Forgive Me
06.   State of You
07.   Good Enough
08.   No Comment
09.   We Outta Here feat. Slaughterhouse
10.   Clothes on a Mannequin
11.   Freight Train
12.   Connect 4 feat. Young Chris

New media outfit Amalgam Digital is hip-hop’s first digital retail store and independent record label. The company offers digital distribution services as well as a new User Generated Content module, which now allows independent artists to directly upload content to the store, making their music immediately available for purchase.

Neosonic Productions: Mood Muzik Vol. 2 aka "Piano-rama"

From K-Murdock:

Piano-ramaWhen i launched this blog back in March, i kicked it off by posting up the first volume of my "Mood Muzik" series for FREE! Now, almost 6 months later, i am proud to announce that Volume 2 will soon be released in both physical and digital formats! The art above is from the Japanese edition which drops September 16th on River City Music. The US edition will be out later this fall/winter with its own artwork courtesy of my man Pointblank. Stay tuned for more details and in the meantime, download/enjoy this track which didn't make the final album...


V.I.C. - Say Bow (Single)

Review by Steve 'Flash' Juon

Artist: V.I.C. f/ J-Money
Title: Say Bow
Label: Warner Bros. Records

I don't remember asking for V.I.C. to come back one mo' gen, but here he is in 2009 with brand new shit. Mr. Hanky produced the beat, but sorry, this one is Christmas poo and I don't love it. Plus points for working a flute sample into the chorus. Minus points for the melody that comes right before it, repeating the same 1, 2, 3-4-5 note sequence four times at a higher pitch each time. J-Money's sounds just like Yung L.A. on the track, so either he's using multiple nom de plumes or he's schizophrenic. It's even more odd when you consider J-Money was given a shoutout on "Ain't I," L.A.'s only hit to date. Here's all you really need to know - this song is more annoying than anything on V.I.C.'s last album and after this review I'm deleting it from my iTunes playlist. Open and shut case.

M.O.P. - Street Life (Single)

Review by Steve 'Flash' Juon

Artist: M.O.P. f/ DeMarco
Title: Street Life
Label: E1 Music

Did you think the hardest hip-hop duo to ever drop bombs out of Brownsville would never do a track with an Autotune hook? Think again. Furthermore, fuck killing it dead. If you've got Billy Danze and Lil' Fame flowing over one of Fizzy Womack's self-produced bangers, why not bring in somebody like DeMarco to croon the Autotune for the chorus? It ain't hurting shit, and might get them a little extra rotation to boot. It's not like the raps softened up. Danze: "Now you can sit around and watch it all go down around you/Or you can imitate the ways that killers and cons move/You can't simulate the days when they played by the rules/And if you wasn't in the maze you really can't drop jewels." MOTHERFUCKING M.O.P, WORRRD! "Foundation," coming soon to a mom & pop store near you and street corner bootlegger outside the bodega real soon.

Ma$e - Shut the City Down (Single)

Review by Steve 'Flash' Juon

Artist: Ma$e
Title: Shut the City Down
Label: Bad Boy (allegedly)

Good luck trying to figure out what's up with Murda Mase a.k.a. Ma$e a.k.a. Pastor Mason Betha a.k.a I'm just gonna stop right there. Five years ago he was Welcomed Back to hip-hop on his old label Bad Boy. A few years ago he collaborated with G-Unit for a mixtape. Now heads are saying that Diddy is going to bring him into the fold again, although on this new track he namechecks his former Unit: "'Bout my Banks, go ask Lloyd, I'm everything you asked for." If you believe TMZ he's been seen meeting with Sean Combs recently, but whatever, I'm less interested in who he signed with than what idiot did the beat. For God's sake, pun definitely intended, simply looping Beethoven's 5th ad nauseum doesn't a good song make. Ma$e is all over the map on this one and I'm not sure what he's trying to get at, even saying Jay-Z tried to knock him in his "Hard Knock" days. If he's serious that's dumb, and if it's analogy that's even stupider. Ma$e needs to remember it's 2009, he's not shutting anything down these days. The only thing this knocks is double wood.

K. Real - Deadly Game (Single)

Review by Steve 'Flash' Juon

Artist: K. Real
Title: Deadly Game
Label: Defcon 1 Records

Our friends at Critical Marketing & Media asked us to "show the West coast love" and check out K. Real. I'm certainly not one to diss the West - after a third of my writing staff and a third of my favorite rappers all hail from the Westside. If that's not enough K. Real hails from Pomona, one of my favorite Cali turfs just because it's home to legendary rap pimp Suga Free. Sadly I'm left a little perplexed by K. Real's song. The problem with making economic references in your raps is that they unintentionally expose your songs as dated. "Do I need rehab, since America converted to jihad? Gas prices up, now G's mad." Last time I checked, a gallon of petrol costs a third less than it did a year ago to the day. The piano backdrop is nice but nothing special. Real seems to spit incomplete thoughts throughout: "America tried to kill me, here's the evidence." What evidence? He doesn't offer it - he spits the song's chorus instead. I want to give K a chance to advance, but I could do him better justice if I was sent a less dated track with a less disjointed rap.

The Adam B Experience (ABX) Podcast #24!

The Adam B Experience

Adam B: "Feenin for some good Hip-Hop? This week's edition of The Adam B Experience should fit the bill. (When does it not?) Jamming 15 tracks into one full, stream-able, download-able, hour long show wasn't easy, but I think you'll find it was well worth the effort. Play this at high volumes around friends, family and co-workers. They'll thank you for it in the long run. Hit me up with feedback at AdamB@RapReviews.com." The Adam B Experience is 100% PODSAFE and TOTALLY FREE for listeners at RapReviews.com - no worries about downloading or sharing this show. Tell your friends to check out ABX right here at RapReviews.com!

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Hip-Hop Shop #43 w/ Brown Bag AllStars

Hip-Hop Shop Episode 43 features a fresh interview with J57, Soul Khan and Koncept from the Brown Bag AllStars, brought to you exclusively by RapReviews.com! If you would like to sponsor Hip-Hop Shop please send an e-mail to dj.flash@rapreviews.com for more information. The Hip-Hop Shop is 100% podsafe so distribute to your friends and tell them to visit RapReviews.com!

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Tracks featured this week:

* Brown Bag AllStars - Make Way (J57 Remix)
* Brown Bag AllStars - Brooklyn Queens Expressway

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