Wednesday, March 31, 2010

1) Listen to Sharon Jones' new album 2) fall in love 3) support

Check out the new album available next week before deciding that it's a worthy addition to your collection here. Or just take my word for it. I guar-uhn-tee it!

Guilty Simpson x Madlib = trouble

Another jawn courtesy of Urb magazine. This is from the forthcoming, highly anticipated and full-album collabo between Detroit's grimiest emcee and the heir to Dilla's throne (OJ Simpson, due May 18th from Stones Throw).

Guilty Simpson, "Cali Hills" (prod by Madlib)

Little Brother, "Star" (previously unreleased)

Previously intended for Leftback, but never made the cut and held back by 9th Wonder (according to Phonte). Now available for the fans and sleeping hip-hop heads courtesy of Phonte and Urb magazine.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Minnehappiness Summer tracklist

If you haven't peeped the live mix I made for your summer enjoyment, follow me on twitter (deejayB_Rock). Once I get some artwork scanned it'll be up on the blog. For those who've already been bumpin' it and are curious about some of the tracks and/or artists, here you go:

Biz Markie, "Spring Again"
Bill Withers, "Lovely Day (DJ Eleven remix do-over)"
Masta Ace, "Inc Ride (DJ Mick remix)"
Curtis Mayfield, "Diamond In The Back"
Trammps, "Rubber Band"
The Game, "Hate It or Love It"
Da Brat, "The Dirty B Side feat Biggie"
Felt, "Morris Day"
Biggie, "Going Back to Cali"
Tashan, "Read My Mind"
Tom Tom Club, "Genius of Love"
Parliament, "Flashlight"
Arrested Development, "Mr. Wendel"
Felt, "Life Vegas"
MJ, "PYT (Demo version) (DJ U-Tern edit)"
Boz Scaggs, "Lowdown"
Master P, "Burbons and Lacs"
LV, "Gangsta's Boogie"
Jay-Z, "Can I Live"
Ahmad, "Back In The Days"
MJ, "Never Can Say Goodbye (Beatnick & K-Salaam remix)"
9th Wonder, Keisha Shontelle and Chaundon, "Sunday"
BK-One & Benzilla, "Here I Am feat Phonte, Brother Ali and The Grouch"
Domino, "Ghetto Jam"
Kanye West, "Drive Slow"
Jay-Z, "Parking Lot Pimpin'"
Fashawn, "Sunny CA feat Co$$ and Mistah Fab"
Big Quarters and Mux Mool, "Deal Breaker"
LL Cool J, "Doin' It"
A Tribe Called Quest, "Like It Like That"
Atmosphere, "Don't Forget"

Absolut presents Jay-Z in "NY-Z"

The cinematography and editing in this mini-documentary is ABSOLUTly gorgeous! It doesn't hurt that it features the one of the greatest emcees of all time.

Headnoderific 'ish from Pac Div

Wigflip material, right here! Off of their Church League Champions mixtape found at datpiff.

Sunday Classix

I almost forgot about this song. I came across one of DJ B.Cause's excellent and innovative blends this morning that chops up the instrumentals behind the Marvelettes' "Too Many Fish In The Sea". Here is the classic music video for this classic track. DL below. Enjoy!


Yeah, DJ's gotta put up with some shit but it's part of our job... unless you've been in the game for as long as Kid Capri has. If you're at a hip-hop party and someone of Kid Capri's caliber is DJ'ing, you have NO right to make a request. Props to the OG for setting shit straight!

Friday, March 26, 2010

80's vs. Hip-Hop tonight @ Shamrocks

You know the drill. It's the last Friday of the month, which means That Dude Trey and I make our pilgrimage to St. Paul to bless the capital with a dance night full of juxtaposing big hair and break beats. Come on through and mention this blog to receive a free summertime mix CD by yours truly!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dominique Young Unique, "Show My Ass"

Here's a club-banger that I don't mind one bit. Girl's got a flow on her.


...and beer.

New Suff Daddy teaser

I already told you about this cat. His Suff Draft is truly worthy of making the Dilla reference. Still not sure? Need to be further intrigued?

Suff Teaser from robert winter on Vimeo.


Saturday, March 20, 2010


New York's version of Lookbook.

Yep, sometimes it takes less than four minutes to fall in love. They'll be at the Varsity Theater April 20th (opening for The Antlers). Their album, Eyelid Movies, is available now from Barsuk Records.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sean P!, "Onion Head"

You know what I've been on.

Prof in "Kaiser Van Powderhorn 2"

Download it for free straight from the Stophouse website. While you're there, pick up your tix for the April 9th show and get a free physical copy of the album at the show.

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Truth(s)

If you were to ask me who's spitting the real right now, I'd tell you both Sean "P!" Price and Yelawolf. Here's how both of these dudes go off live.

Sean Price "Figure Four" (Live) from Okayplayer on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

You Can Never Get Just One

After about five strait days of rain, fog and to most, "crappy" weather (I'm actually a fan of rain), I got a strong craving for my two weaknesses: donuts and records. It wouldn't be far from the truth if I said that I grew up on donuts....and with most of my monthly leftovers going towards records, I guess you can say I got a thing for things that are round, hot and fresh.
After grabbing a coffee and a few sprinkled cake pieces of heaven at Mel-O-Glaze, I made my way a little deeper into the city on a 45 mission. Without a doubt, I came out satisfied on both counts. Just another reason why I appreciate the little things in life.

Like This!

Damu is pushing out some new material in a few weeks. Here's a peek at where it all comes from complete with nasty cuts as usual...and man, would it be nice to be able to play in a basement full of records and instruments all day.

How It Should Sound - Damu The Fudgemunk - Coming Soon from jnota on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek), "In This World"

Reflection Eternal - In This World (Official Video)

Reflection Eternal | MySpace Music Videos

Both artists are at the top of their games. Hi-Tek's a genius for that bassline... ooohwee!

Off of the forthcoming Revolutions Per Minute due April 6th.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Elzhi, "Deep"

Elzhi gets it in on this track. It's not that crazy to say that the density of the rhymes and the mood of this is very reminiscent of Nas on Illmatic. Yeah, I said it.

Off of The Leftovers Unmixedtape found here.