Get Biz Kidz/ Havok Research/ School Of Argument/ NORTH STAR ZULU


” Aerosol Morale On Deck “

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“In 1974, one of America’s most celebrated cultural figures declared graffiti as “the great art of the 70s”.Back then, thousands of teenagers were vandalising New York, in particular the subway system. Yet Norman Mailer described their “passion”, their “cool”, their “masterpieces in letters six feet high”.

Who were the teens behind the “tags” – now the veterans of the scene? Why did they create this movement? Were they even thinking about art, politics, protest – or simply writing their names on trains?

BBC Radio 4 meets some of those who defied the law (and their parents) and diced with death including pioneers such as Riff 170, Jester, Coco 144, Flint Gennari, and Tats Cru. Their efforts have been replicated far beyond New York – in art galleries and in the hands of Arab Spring protesters – and yet their aspirations were largely apolitical: they were chasing fame and the acceptance of their peers.

The programme explores the city’s complicated relationship with graffiti, which it appears to condemn and celebrate in equal measure. Former artists – or “writers” as they prefer to be known – revisit their old haunts and discuss why they believe they had a right to “tag”, “bomb” and “destroy” New York with markers and spray paint”.

Produced by Steve Urquhart
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.


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” Big Twinz : Thoughts On My Mind “

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The man with the ugliest voice in Hip Hop Mr.Big Twinz is back with more of that raw talk for your ear drums…

This time around he links up with the elusive beatsmith SEBB on “Thoughts On My Mind”…If you are unfamiliar with SEBB – He has produced joints for Jeru, Smiley The Ghetto Child, Prodigy, Kool G.Rap, Cage, etc..


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” Tru Masterz Sure Shot “

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TRU MASTERZ (J Mega & MyGawd) have consistently dropped quality head nodders for the last few years…I also have to give the duo props for making sure they put a worthy DJ up in the mix (Grasshoppa) to help add more ammo to the tracks…

On “That’s True” they keep their momentum up….


” Diamond D : New 45 Set “

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This is a new clip from DIAMOND D from his recent set at the “Plan B” club out in the UK…Almost an hour of nonstop breakbeat treats…

” Under The Radar Chiraq “

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*Since this is a Chicago related post, it’s only right that I give TRIXTER some well deserved burn as well..HAHA.

My cuzzo MATTROCKS put me up on this hidden gem while I was out in Chicago on a intense digging mission a few years back…Damn, it’s joints like these that instantly get my mind right..

“Fully G – There She Goes Again Black Pegasus continues their run of classic “unheard” hip hop, with another cult Chicago release. During the 1990’s in Chicago hip hop artists were striving to get signed to major labels but most were overlooked. A handful took it upon themselves and pressed up their own records and walked it into the stores and gave them to DJs to get it heard. One of the major players to do this was the Bellwood duo, Fully G and his partner and producer Diamond Kut. Fully G’s 1995 white label single “There She Goes Again” was hugely popular, but was limited to 50 copies. Nonetheless it was an anthem in Chicago hip hop venues like The Elbow Room and The Spot”.


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” QBert : 2014 Action “

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You know the motherfucking drill !!!!

“To celebrate Q’s birthday this week The Boogie Down Under Radio Show brings you 2 world exclusive mixes by the man himself never yet
heard on the radio before.

This set starts with a 6 min warm up scratch session followed by a 45 min oldschool breakbeat set.”


” DJ Bluewater : Rock Steady Biz “

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ROLLING ON CHROME is a dope mixtape site that is flooded with all types of treats that will keep you on your toes….For instance this mix by BLUEWATER (Long Overdue) will give your Thursday morning a power boost troopers..


” K-Def Speaks “

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As much as people complain about this era in Hip Hop – you have to admit that it is amazing that we have full access to jewelry that was kept secret once upon a time….Back in the day I would have done anything to hear gems like this..

“Press play and jump into this very special interview with veteran music producer K-Def, conducted by the great J-Zone! The two artists recently got together at Zone’s Jamaica, Queens studio and discussed K-Def’s 20+ year career as a sound designer.

K-Def talks about meeting and working with the legendary Marley Marl, his new album with producer The 45 King, the evolution of his production techniques over the years, the infamous Mardi Gras Bells, and what he heard on a hidden cassette tape that LL Cool J revealed and played for him in the early 90s.

As J-Zone said; listen to hear production tips, stories behind the hits, nostalgia, and secrets into the dopeness.”


” 4 All My Clark Rockerz “

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Just copped this book about CLARKS in Jamaica by Al Fingers…

It’s crazy that such a small island has influenced the world in so many areas..From cuisine to dubplates, sound systems to skinhead culture, toasting to 45’s,etc – J.A. can stake claim for being one of the most innovative areas on earth….


“In Jamaica, Clarks are loved like no other brand. They are the island’s ruling name in footwear – the “champion shoes” – and it has been that way for as long as anybody can remember. Including current and historic photographs, interviews and previously unseen material from the Clarks archive, and with particular focus on the musicians who have worn and sung about Clarks through the years, this book explores how footwear made by a Quaker firm in the quiet English village of Street, Somerset came to be the “baddest” shoes in Jamaica”.

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” J-Zone : Stick Up / Mad Rap “

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J-Zone is back on the set with some more 7inch action for all of those on the hunt for more wax to add to the stacks….He keeps the drums nice and punchy – perfect for doubles, trick mixing, etc…

Throw it on ya 1200s! Includes free digital download of both songs + “Mad Rap” instrumental.

Includes unlimited streaming of “Stick Up” b/w “Mad Rap” 7″ Single via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
shipping out on or around 17 October 2014
edition of 150


” Monday Check In “

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Just checked out this project by R2wice (Barmageddon) earlier today…..Dude is a triple threat – makes his own beats, rhymes, and engineers…It’s not the most mind blowing shit, but there were a few joints that perked my ears up…

HIP HOP BATTLEFIELD TOP PICKS – “Act:120″, “Purgatory”, “Shevil”, “Best Friendz”, “Soul Touch”, and “Proverbz”…


” Vocabulary Spill, 4 “

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Recently I came across someone asking the very complex question, “Do you think Hip Hop will have another golden era”…

Like any dedicated Hip Hop student I thought long and hard about that question before responding with , “Hip Hop is currently in the middle of a golden era – you just have to know where to look…You wont find it on MTV, BET, etc, but if your vigilant and actively seek it out you will be surprised at the amount of quality music out there”..

Please do not get it twisted : I know there is an abundance of less than stellar releases out there on a daily basis…Yes I know it seems like the cornballs are winning and taking over, but it’s all about perspective my friend….So many dope labels have popped up in the last 7 years that are constantly providing very fresh unreleased material and new material that I refuse to become one of those throwback brothers that get stuck in time….


Do not get discouraged troopers – get your studies up, stay focused on your craft and support other artist that still take this art form seriously and make sure to spread the word when you hear some fly shit….


” Golden State Warrior “

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It’s a damn shame that credible MC’s like ERULE do not receive the accolades that they truly deserve, while cornball cats manage to live a life of luxury off of remedial bars that will soon be forgotten…

The scenario is straight up baffling…

I recently heard some new shit from “E” and he hasn’t lost a step..Hopefully he has some plans to drop more material in the near future..Until then, peep this excellent article about one of the west coast finest MC’s over at SWAN LAKE and catch a jewel or two.


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” Debonair P On The Mix “

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I’m quite sure the majority of the HIP HOP BATTLEFIELD readers out there have already scooped this up, but if you missed this mix by DEBONAIR P that dropped yesterday – here is your chance to do the right thing…


01. Black Moon – Reality
02. The Edge – Who’s Dat Chick
03. Homeliss Derilex – Dead Grounds
04. Dredknottz – Concentration
05. Godfather Don – Ill Funk Freaker
06. Black Sheep – Everyday Always
07. 100X – Invisible Strangler
08. McGruff – My Place
09. Bushwackass – Rough Rugged & Raw
10. Ground Floor – Dig On That
11. Kurious – I’m Kurious (Remix)
12. Gutter Snypes – Who Fell (Instrumental)
13. Masta Ace – Way Of The World
14. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Death Becomes You
15. Gangstarr – Doe In Advance
16. L-Swift – Live The Life
17. Figure Uv Speech – Ready To Wreck
18. Indikator – Going Back
19. Q-Ball & Curt Cazal – Breakitdown
20. A.D.O.R. – Ill At Will
21. Sons Of Sam – Move Fakin’
22. Mmomentumm – I Move On
23. O.C. – Would You Believe
24. Ill Brothers – Funky Dope Maneuver
25. Big L – School Days
26. Da King & I – Ignorant Tears
27. D-Stroy – Off The Wall
28. Native Nuttz – 40 Oz Of Funk
29. EC – 2 To Ya Jaw
30. New Testament – The Quickening
31. E-Rule – Synopsis
32. Original Flavor – Keep On (Searching)
33. Page – Mass Hysteria
34. Hoodtop Madness – Who’s Insane (Remix)
35. Omniscience – I’m On Mine
36. Horror City – Aah’s & Oohh’s
37. KMD – It Sounded Like A Roc
38. Madman Shawn – Walk Thru Hell
39. Down South – Tractors, Rakes & Hoes
40. Scientifik – Still An Herb Dealer
41. 3rd Eye – Ease Up
42. Rampage – Beware Of The Rampsack (Remix)
43. Live Wirez – Real Niggaz
44. Hard 2 Obtain – Parkyard Lingo
45. Merdah – Skunk Funk
46. M.O.P. – Drama Lord
47. Kirk – Uptown Style (Laidback Bounce Mix)
48. Trendz Of Culture – Let The Big Boyz Play
49. Strickly Roots – Roots & Culture
50. Ruggedness – Me And My Squad
51. Task4orce – My Home Town
52. LSD – Rowdy At The Party
53. Tha Lowa – Never Give Up
54. Ghetto Concept – Dungeon
55. I-Power – Da Nation’s AMP
56. Snowman – Money (Remix)
57. King Sun – BNS Sex
58. Tragedy – Underground
59. Emskee – On Point
60. Kaotic Style – Represent
61. Da Henchmen – Brooklyn Bastards
62. Prime Suspects – Buck Buck Buck (Remix)
63. The Hoodz – Pull Out Your Gatz (Fip Remix)
64. Ready Ta Roll – Ready Ta Roll
65. Gravediggaz – Pass The Shovel
66. Mad Drauma – Blow Up Da Spot
67. Legion Of Dume – Sons Of Sam
68. Ill Man Riot – The Demon
69. Beatnuts – Fluid
70. N-Tense – Raise The Levels Of The Boom
71. Chris Lowe – Midnight Blue


” Silas Black : 1986 Closet Manifesto “

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I’m going to take you all the way to the 206 (Seattle) for some under the radar shit to rock out with….SILAS BLACK (Silent Lambs Project) brings original, unorthodox bar finessing on “Closet Manifesto” from the early 2000’s….Some of it is a little too abstract for me, but there were a few joints that I had to put in the mental rolodex…

HIP HOP BATTLEFIELD TOP PICKS – “Perseverance”, “Breathe”, “Model”, and “Rap Miranda”, “

“Been cranking on the remastered and amended release of “1986”…..the newly compiled “1986 closet manifestos/slowburn” consists of 6 solid cuts from the early 2000’s that you never heard on album but you should have…deep from the ATB vaults these 6 unreleased tracks meld seamlessly with the 6 that we put out in 2006…you probably never saw any of that limited release neither…but if you don’t know about Silas Blak…aka Blak Washington, then you dont know about SEA hip hop… you may have also heard about production by sea legends BeanOne Yuktheworld, Specs Wizard, King Otto, Vitamin D, and a humble submission by yours truely and Matt Chapman as Dropcast…all these songs have been remixed and remastered and sound better then ever…not only do i get the privilege to work with Blak in the studio, but i am truely a fan…please go take a listen to some of the hardest cuts ive had the honor to be a part of”…


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