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” Eaze Up Show :#17 “

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Many of the HIP HOP BATTLEFIELD readers are familiar with Jaz & the defunct COLD ROCK THE SPOT blog..That blog was serious when it came to under the radar heat, B-sides, remixes, and all types of flavors..JAZ has recently resurfaced with the EAZE UP SHOW where he continues in the tradition where CRDS left off..Peace to New Zealand.

TRACKLIST-

01 Jay.Soul & Justo The MC – Crooklyn In Me (2018)
02 Sic Sense – Infinite B-Boy (Prod by Down To Erf) (1997)
03 Brand Nubian – The Godz (1992)
04 Larry Larr – Da Wizzard of Oddz (Prod by Chuck Nice) (1991) Esp dedicated to Raw Wattage)
05 Father Dom – Keep On Doin Watcha Doin’ (1991)
06 Slick Rick – Moment I Feared (Prod by Vance Wright) (1988) Esp dedicated to Killyshoot)
07 Da Phylava – Geechie Squaw (prod by Robert Dyches) (1994)
08 EPMD – It’s Going Down (1991)
09 Knucklehedz – Wuntz Upon A Time (Prod by Charlie Marotta) (1993)
10 Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard ft Kool G Rap – This Is How We…(Prod by Trackmasters) (1993)
11 MF 911 – 900 (Prod by C.Chubb) (1993)
12 The Good People – Headphones (2019)
13 The Roots – I Remain Calm (Prod by Black Thought) (1994)
14 Joe Sinistr Ft Terminator X And The Godfathers Of Threatt – Under The Sun (1994)
15 CERTAIN.ONES Ft Ghostface Killah, Kinetic 9, Bobby Craves & DZL- Escape From Albatross (Prod by Evi-Denz) (2019)
16 Norrick Rapper School – I Love (Prod by Matico Pro) (2018) (Peru)
17 Rxnde Akozta – Hasta la C de la V (Prod by Rodesens) (Cuba)
18 Dankery Harv x Tranzformer x Smash Bro$ Ft Solar. C (2019) (Canada)
19 The Settlers -Set It Straight (Prod by Tia Drummer) (NZ) (2019)
20 World Renown – Come Take A Ride (West Coast Vibe) (Prod by Blackcat & K-Def) (1994)
21 Souls of Mischief – In Front Of The Kids (Prod by Snupe) (1994)
22 NapsNdreds & Nottz – Black Suns Ft Andi-Ites (2018)
23 Children of Zeus – I.D.S.F.A.
24 Stezo – To The Max (Prod by Chris Lowe & Stezo) (1989)
25 Nowaah The Flood Ft Kool G Rap & Hus Kingpin – Outnumbered (Prod by Waylo) (2018)
26 Lazy Eyez – Sails (Prod by Edzilla) (2018) (UK)
27 Levelz – Rainy Day (Prod by Metrodome) (2018) (UK)
28 Lord Juco Ft Jamal Gasol – Last Call (Prod by Bohemia Lynch) (2018)
29 All Hail Y.T. x Tone Beatz – No Curfew (2019)
30 Ras Kass – Featuring Myself (Prod by Omid G) (2019)
31 Ca$ablanca x B-Sun – Thou $halt Be Done (2018)
32 Stanza Divan Ft Jafro – Warriors (2017) (UK)
33 Khruangbin – Evan Finds The Third Room (2018)
34 TESK – Burn My Mind (2018)

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“2019 : In Full Gear “

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CMNY has been doing their thing for a minute now..I’m real selective when it comes to most of these NEW ERA companies, but this classic flip that I recently spotted is right up my alley…

If your thinking along the same lines check in..

PEEP….

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” Swet : Book Of The Year “

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Meant to post this book by KING SWET awhile back, but better late than never…You know the motherfucking drill!!!!!

“The king of swing “SWET” and Chemistry Publishing transformed a massive collection of painted walls and sketches together to a hand-bound book. In the last 15-20 years Swet painted around 300 walls a year but when you got the idea to make a book focussed on one year one piece a day becomes a goal.

The hard-cover book consist of 240 pages and the size is 240 x 285 mm. The printing (Offset) is done on some nice Munken Crystal Rough paper. The special pop-up spines are spray painted what makes every book a unique piece of art”.

Get your copy HERE

“Electric Burners : Drama/ DE “

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When it comes to dangerous, deeply rooted, electrifying burners, DRAMA / DE should be mentioned amongst the greats..Hailing from Southern California, this one man wrecking machine has not only showed and proved throughout the years – he continues to push the envelope and keep a high level of consistency in his work..

BOMBING SCIENCE recently caught up with the elusive writer for some Q&A action..

PEEP….

“Do you think the fact that you can just look on Instagram or the internet and find a style has homogenized graff at all? Do you think it’s possible to be completely original today and if so, how do you think people can do that?

This is the question that comes up a lot. I don’t have the answers. But I know that you can’t live your life looking in the rear view mirror. The internet is here to stay. It ain’t going nowhere. I think it’s definitely possible to contribute something original stylistically, to the extent of humbling yourself and acknowledging that everything has already been done before you. You might think you stumbled upon some new concept, then see an old mag where someone did your concept in 1981 on a subway car in NY. But you can shine that style through your own soul’s kaleidoscope lens and make a unique contribution in your own unique way. It just takes being brave enough to do it. I like brave graffiti”.

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” Rome Streetz : Noise Candy 2 “

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I’m quite sure you have noticed by now that for the last 5 years their has been a new crop of MC’s that were deeply influenced by ROC MARCIANO / WSG / ACTION BRONSON / CONWAY / THE GOD FAHIM….Some of them wear the influence on their sleeves – others straight copy the blueprints and run with them, while a few take bits and pieces and attempt to incorporate it into their music…

We are all influenced by others, but the goal is to try to add on and flip certain things instead of following in the next person’s footsteps….I’m hoping that in 2019 we will hear more originality, more new ideas, more new approaches in production, and more people willing to take chances…

I recently took a listen to the newest offering from ROME STREETZ, it definitely had a few head nodders on it.You can hear his influences for sure, but it is worthy of some decent burn..

PEEP-

” 2 L’s Up “

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Do yourself a favor and check in !!!!

“Been There, Rocked That” enters the 36th episode as Prance Lo, Polo Pirata and Robbie Fingers are joined by none other than Bek Live 85. Bek breaks down why he never “loved” Polo Ralph Lauren, how the very first “Lo Goose On The Deuce” battle went down as he went head to head with B-Bob Lo, and why he served as a blueprint for so many people”.

” Chrome Radio : Episode 257 “

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Those CHROME RADIO cats out of BODYMORE hit the airwaves with another dose of newness on Episode 257…Expect to hear over an hour of nonstop 2018 material…

CHECK IN DUKE !!!

” New Year Treats “

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*ABOVE PIC – ME, AYATOLLAH, AND BOBBY SMITH…

A few weeks ago I posted up a piece about ALBINA TRUST out of Portland that put out the great “Gangsters” LP release….After a Box Cutter Brothers show at the White Owl Social Club – Ayatollah and I bumped into Bobby Smith who is spearheading certain things with the label and chopped it up about the history of Portland, upcoming releases, and his excellent website that is highly recommended….DO NOT SLEEP…

PEEP….

” Holiday Wreckage “

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I’m leaving California for a few days and headed out to the PDX, December 26th to link with my Box Cutter Brother (AYATOLLAH) for a evening of pure, unadulterated, chop warfare that will go down in the hardcore Hip Hop history books..We will be unveiling all brand new exclusive heat, so if your in the area, pull up and catch a heavy zone…

If your unable to make it, be on the lookout for an audio link in the very near future…

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” Drinking Beer With Prostitutes “

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Those wild, Lo- Life, alcoholic beverage guzzling dudes from Philly are back with more of their brand of reckless talk on the “Drinking Beer With Prostitutes” album…..The Booze Bruvaz move forward on a streak of somewhat predictable, but still solid material…

PEEP-

“Continuing in the tradition of their albums Da Buze Bruvaz have taken it up a notch with their ode to the ladies of the night. This album is hardbody from start to finish. Expect Nothing but utter raw uncut filth from the slums finest. Rated XXX Parental Discretion Advised. Features and production from Thirstin Howl the 3rd, Driz Lo, Giallo Point, Ras G, Gosilla and others”.

” Psychedelic Frequencies “

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When I venture into a record store I usually head straight to the HIP HOP section first…Next up is the OST area, and after that the psychedelic section gets raided..Of course I try to make time for other genres : Reggae, Punk/hardcore, Jazz, Soul, and all types of shit, but for some reason I have gravitated heavily to the aforementioned genres first for quite sometime…

On this TRAPDOOR INTERNATIONAL PSYCHEDELIC MYSTERY MIX by the Vinyl Monkey’s they go for fucking broke with a onslaught of heavy selections that you would be hard pressed to find anywhere….

” Apple Jac On The Remix “

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At this point I’m assuming that the majority of you who scope out HIP HOP BATTLEFIELD on the daily, are here because your tired of seeing the EXACT same post virtually everywhere you look..

The same artist, the same approach, the same songs, same opinions, and in some cases the same format….You would think with so much access to all types of material from all over the world, cats would do their best to unveil under the radar type shit, but unfortunately the lines are getting blurred a little more each day due to straight up laziness and a thirsty, instant gratification, social media mentality…

This brings me to a remix project by ATL pioneering DJ/ producer APPLEJAC (YOU ONLY HAVE 4 DAYS TO DOWNLOAD THIS-SO DONT SLEEP)…

“I came across an old tape of remixes from when I used to make exclusive joints for the Rhythm & Vibes show on WRAS in the mid 90s. Popped the tape in, and the memories came flooding back. I used to make the beats at home (this is my OOOG set up at my parent’s house pictured here) and then go over @dj.xzact’s crib to mix and record it (no Protools, no ADATS, just the beats and the acapella playing LIVE!!! LOL). These remixes (and the tape before this one which is lonnnnnnng gone) are where the “legend” began. @wreckingcrewallstars89 and @elshabazz7 prolly played my joints more than the originals, which was a HUGE look at the time because Rhythm & Vibes had the city on LOCK on Sunday nights (ETERNAL gratitude to you both for that!!!). I, along with X-zact and G-Wiz, were getting MAJOR airplay on THE HOTTEST Hip-Hop show in the city (WRAS ALWAYS showcased local rappers/rap groups back then, but it was totally UNHEARD of for local PRODUCERS to get that kind of light on ATL radio in the 90s). This led to me doing the “Sample Clearance” segment on the show which kinda cemented my name as one of the cats with the illest crates in the city (remember, this was the 90s, YOU ACTUALLY HAD TO OWN THE RECORDS back then lol). All of this to say, listening to this tape reminded me of how deep my roots are in the scene here, both as a DJ AND producer”.

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” The Leftovers : Vega “

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PRINCE from POWERULE is still dropping solid material in 2018…He deserves much credit for being one of the first HIP HOP acts signed on Interscope, maintaining through many different era’s, and still spitting quality bars of substance without switching up the original recipe…

On “Vega” he goes into detail about the gentrification web currently spreading throughout NYC…

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” Gangsters : PDX Heaters “

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In life it is best to move in a humble fashion…You might be well travelled, well educated, well read, well versed in a myriad of topics, but trust me – their is someone out there that is most likely a non assuming type that has you beat on all fronts and they are just waiting for the perfect time to knock you off your high horse and bring you down to earth – reality if you will…

The reality for any truly wise person is that the more you know, the more you realize their is a lot more to know, and the quest for knowledge and skill is a lifetime commitment…

When most people think of the “PDX”- PORTLAND- they might envision lumberjack styled so-called hipsters, Voodoo Donuts, redneck confederates, punk rock street kids, etc….But unbeknownst to many, PDX had a flourishing Jazz/Funk/Soul scene in the late 60’s- 70’s just like the majority of American cities at that time…

Much respect to ALBINA MUSIC TRUST for unearthing many jewels including the very fresh “GANGSTERS” piece…

PEEP….

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” King Boom : Blockbuster “

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More newness on deck troopers – We are going to head to Little Rock, Arkansas of all places to unveil the most recent offering from producer / MC KING BOOM…”Blockbuster” gets burn due to the off kilter, severely dusted out approach that usually activates my Hip Hop antennae….

PEEP-