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” Midweek Flames “

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Do yourself a favor and give your full attention to this session by DIGITAL B (HEAT WAVE SOUNDSYSTEM -Xxtra Hard Mix)…..Heavy dubplate action, critical selections, explosive riddims and all types of heat on deck….DONT SLEEP.

” DJ Scratch : 45 Special Mix “

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Out of the hundreds of Hip Hop shows I have attended over the years, my all time favorite was the HIT SQUAD (EPMD, Das Efx, Redman, K Solo, and DJ Scratch) tour back in the early 90’s….The house was flooded with hardrocks, gangsters and all types of other no nonsense dudes…..

The tension was so high in the room I thought some extreme violence was going to pop off at any moment – luckily the Hit Squad put on such a high energy performance the crowd had to focus on the stage instead of entertaining the thought of harming each other…..One of the illest parts of the night is when DJ Scratch got his turn to shine by himself….

After all these years Scratch has made a a huge name for himself….Here is a new 45 mix for you to catch a groove to…CHECK IN..

Running time : 50 minutes.

” Howard Lloyd : Quickie EP

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I’m going to take you back to 2006 for some under the radar action with Howard Lloyd….I’m not to familiar with Lloyd, but I do know he is affiliated with the Sputnik Brown crew and has dropped a few releases over the years…

Peep this “Quickie EP” that is laced with some crunchy SP1200 chops….

TRACKLIST-

Getting Started
U Don’t Want It
Who Stole My Soul?
Every Word
We Did It
Time Bomb
Funny Thing
Throwbacks (Bonus, Vinyl Only)

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” Live Action “

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Back when KILLA BEN went by the name BEN BUFORD he dropped a couple very ill 12 inches (Hitman 4 Hire / Exercise & Emcee Killer)…..I’m not quite sure why or how, but it seems as if these hardcore slabs of wax didn’t receive the burn that should have when they initially dropped in the early 2000’s…

Here is a live performance of KB going for his in Long Beach, California when “Exercise” was fresh out the pack….

” Debonair P : Limited Steez “

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Less than 24 hours ago, Australian DJ/producer DEBONAIR P dropped this limited edition megamix….With a track listing like this I’m quite sure the HIP HOP BATTLEFIELD faithful will find something to rock…

PEEP…

TRACKLIST:
1. 100X – WHOM SHALL I FEAR
2. GODFATHER DON – FRONTIN’ ASS DUCKS
3. BEE WHY – MICS I BLAZE ‘EM
4. TROSS – ANOTHER CLASSIC
5. RAMPAGE – DO YOU WANT IT
6. LEGENDARY VILLAIN – MEMOIRS OF A VILLAIN
7. YOUNG ZEE – EVERYBODY GET (REMIX)
8. DOZ FUNKY BASTARDS – STRAIGHT OUTTA…
9. REAL LIVE – KEEP ON MOVIN’
10. STEZO – WHERE‘S THE FUNK AT
11. J-FORCE – BULL’S EYE (REMIX)
12. HERB MCGRUFF – EAST AND POLICE
13. SPARROW – ON AND ON
14. MILLENIUM – ALL UP IN THE GAME
15. MOOD – HUSTLE ON THE SIDE (REMIX)
16. WOLFE DOM NATION – WAYZ OF THE WORLD
17. HEZ – THE ZIP
18. MAIN SOURCE – RAISE UP
19. LORD DIGGA – BRAND NU DAY
20. B-1 – HANDS OF TIME
21. N.B.A. – GOT MY NI@@AZ BACK
22. DAN-E-O – MIC SURGERY
23. CONSTANT DEVIANTS – PROBLEM CHILD (REMIX)
24. SLEESTACK’Z – THE DARKNESS
25. ADAGIO – RAP 101
26. GRAP LUVA – KEYWAVES
27. GHETTO CONNECT – EGO
28. OMNISCENCE – NUFF LOVE
29. OC – BROTHERS ARE FAKE
30. SCU – 123 (REMIX)
31. SHADEZ OF BROOKLYN – EVERYDAY LIVIN’
32. NATURAL ELEMENTS – TRIPLE TEAM
33. 12 BLOCK – THA EAST
34. LORD V.I. – GLOW
35. MENTAL DIMENSION – VERBAL FORMAT
36. TERROR GREEN – 45 STITCHES
37. RAN REED – WACK TAPES
38. EMSKEE – I FEEL GOOD
39. MIC RIPPA – 96 CREAM HUNT
40. U.G. – WHAT U WANT
41. DUNGEON LORDZ – TOLD YA
42. DA HENCHMEN – BRONX SESSION
43. DA CHOZEN – STIKKUM
44. L. – ILL VS
45. ALKAHOLIKS – THE NEXT LEVEL (BUCKWILD REMIX)
46. ALL THE KINGS HORSES – PICK’N PLUMS…
47. ZIGG ZAGG – IN YA MIND
48. I POWER – 1 LIFE TO LIVE
49. GRASSROOTZ – TARGET
50. T-MAX – PASS IT ON
51. LATEE – BRAINSTORM (ORIGINAL VERSION)
52. L THE HEADTOUCHA – IT‘S ALL OVER
53. FRANKENSTEIN – STRANGERS TO THE EYE
54. TRAUMA CENTER – THICK CLICK
55. COMPTON’S RIGHTEOUS – PARLAY
56. BEATNUTS – SNATCH MY CROPS
57. KURIOUS – JORGE OF THE PROJECTS (ORIGINAL MIX)
58. DJ STITCHES & RHYME VALORE – THESE ARE THE DAYS
59. ILL MENTALITY – SO AMAZING
60. KUKOO – YOU MUST UNDERSTAND
61. LORD AAQIL – CHECK IT OUT
62. LEGION OF DUME – SONS OF SAM
63. JON DOE – EASE BACK
64. J-TWICE – IT‘S GOING DOWN SUCKA
65. IBM NATION – THIS IS FOR THE NATION
66. SONS OF SAM – BAD MAN
67. LL COOL J – YEAR OF THE HIP HOP

” New Shit “

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Big Twinz, Nature, and Mike Delorean connect with SUPA DAVE for more of that straight talk on “Goonsbridge”….Turn the volume up a few notches and catch a zone troopers…

” Sage Infinite : Space Out “

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My objective with HIP HOP BATTLEFIELD is to present many aspects of this artform – past, present and future….I’m not one of those cats that stays frozen in time or believes new fly shit doesn’t exist…..Many of the people I come across only listen to their own music or close affiliates, but as a DJ it is imperative that I keep my ears open and busy as possible…It might sound corny or lame to some of the HHB readers when I state that “I’m still a fan, after all these years”…..

Anyway, here is some new shit that is worthy of some decent mixtape burn – Sage Infinite, “Space Out”….

” Divine Styler Speaks “

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Do yourself a favor and check out this recent interview with the reclusive innovator DIVINE STYLER on the SOUTHERN VANGUARD broadcast….Over two hours of nonstop jewelry on deck…

” Dr.OOP Capone : Reel Ninja “

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Right after I heard this new joint by KANKICK & Dr.OOP Capone (Reel Ninja) – I called OOP up and told him that he sounds ill over “KK” beats and that they should rock a full length project…He proceeded to inform that a collaborative EP is already finished and fully mastered – and they were in talks with a few labels to get it out there….

PEEP….

” Ayatollah : Rhythm Roulette “

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AYATOLLAH pulled out the MPC 500 for the latest edition of Rhythm Roulette…Congrats to my cuzzo for the much deserved spotlight..

PEEP..

” Tone Hooker : On The Rise “

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Here is a little treat for the HIP HOP BATTLEFIELD daily readers….TONE HOOKER who was once apart of Original Flavor (Remember- Can I Get Open) put out a few 12’s in the mid-late 90’s….If you didn’t hear them when they initially dropped don’t feel bad – they were white label joints that didn’t really circulate to heavy….

“On The Rise” – 1996

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” Blog Shots “

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Every once in awhile I will point you in the direction of certain blogs that are holding the goods…90’s Hip Hop is a spot that rocks under the radar joints that will activate your antennae..

PEEP…..

” Meeting Of The Styles:2016 “

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Looks like I will be spinning at the “MEETING OF STYLES” graff event in SF this weekend along with a few of my VENDETTA VINYL brothers…So if your in the bay area come through and catch a motherfucking zone!!!!

Covering 24 city blocks around the 24th street Bart Station (24th & 25th Blocks of Orange, Bartlett, Osage, Lilac, Cypress, Treat, Lucky, Hoarse; The 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th blocks of Capp street. 24th at Mission to Folsom. El Capitain and Turk St Parking Lot (google map search 1 Lilac Street, San Francisco, California 94110 USA for live).
Expecting over 200,000 visitors over the 3 day weekend / Artisan and Food vendors / Entertainment by Hip Hop for Change along all of the 24 streets / International Live Streaming with exclusive corporate sponsor custom skinned commercials 3 times a day over 3 days / Local, national and international media and press / Radio Station promotions by Q102 and KBLX broadcasting live at the event site / Artists from 23 countries are attending to represent their country / A Children’s Art Awareness program will be included this year / San Francisco Travel & Tourism will be promoting the event as well as working with the Tour Buses for shuttles / Oracle convention attendees will be shuttled from the Moscone Convention Center to the event.

The SF MOS 2016 event area is located at the 24th Street BART station/underground transit (Bay Area Rapid Transit) as well as on a MUNI line (bus route) visit http://www.bart.gov for additional information on the public transportation.

” Strictly Large Pro “

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When it comes to all around consistency LARGE PRO is in a class by himself..Instead of falling victim to current trends, LP carved his name into the books by remaining true to the foundation he has built upon for a few decades with talent, determination and a unyielding commitment to creative sampling….

LOST TAPES put together a comp that showcases some of his newest offerings that you might have missed….PEEP…

TRACKLIST-

01. ll Bill – “Acid Relux”
02. Funkoars – “The Quicknening”
03. Capone-N-Noreaga – “Pizza”
04. Diamond District – “Working Weekends” [Remix]
05. Homeboy Sandman – “It’s Cold” (Ft. Steve Arrington)
06. Blu – “Kiss The Sky” [Remix]
07. Illa Ghee – 90
08. Mayer Hawthorne – “Her Favorite Song” [Remix]
09. Halcut – “Last Call”
10. Meyhem Lauren – “Not Guilty”
11. J-Love – “Firenando” (Ft. AG Coroner, Prince OG, Take-It)
12. Southpaw – “Here We Go” [Remix]
13. N.O.R.E. – “Built Pyramids”
14. Real Wolrf . “Legacy (Ft, Ill Bill & Slaine)
15. Ill Bill – “Canarsie High”
16. Jeru The Damaja – “Solar Flames”
17. Public Enemy – “Catch The Throne” (Ft. Cormega &Lare Pro)

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” Showbiz Speaks “

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Alright folks,I’m fully charged up and ready to hit the battlefield with reckless abandon….Here is a recent interview with one of my favorite producers- the Bronx bomber Showbiz get’s the Q&A treatment by 7:30…

*Big up to my cuzzo UNIK ONE..

Can you tell the difference between songs that are created in a studio with chemistry versus songs made in isolation?

Right now, if you get a timeless song comparing it to the ‘90s era, there was a lot more timeless songs and that comes from the chemistry that people have in the studio. I was reading that on a blog site how they said that ODB came in and walked in the wrong studio and he got on the “Superstar” record, the Mariah Carey record. And things like that happen. And just like on Show and A.G. on “Got the Flava” on the the Goodfellas album, Method Man was in the next room and he walked in and heard the beat and wanted to kick a couple of bars to it. So that type of stuff happens.

You can’t really tell now because a lot of people do send their verses in. You really can’t tell now because the music ain’t the same as it was in the ‘90s. I believe you had a lot more authentic classics and timeless music in the ‘80s and the ‘90s and I think that music is a lot more timeless than the stuff that comes out now. You may like it for a couple of months because they play it all day long. If they don’t play it on the radio no more, you don’t remember the song. That’s the difference. This music is just forced on you.

What gives music the authenticity that you’re talking about?

As a producer, I’m only speaking for producers. You gotta have a knowledge of the hip-hop that was there before you. I believe those are the people that make the best hip-hop. The best hip-hop producers are students. Premier has been following hip-hop since it came out in the beginning and he can tell you records that he bought when he was in Texas. He had a lot of knowledge. His mother took him to a lot of concerts. He was well aware of how hip-hop was supposed to sound and people such as myself and Pete Rock and Diamond, everybody had kind of studied what hip-hop was to make the best hip-hop that they could make. I’m only speaking for the producers’ side though, definitely.

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