2008 has been an amazing year for my self, my partner and our site, and to be honest I was not expecting things to turn out the way they have yet am ridiculously happy and ecstatic on how things turned out. 2009 is shaping up to be an even bigger year for us as well. With that said, I’m posting a small snippet of my personal favorites of the last 364.
Some new Slim Shady right on the cusp of the new year. NMC, thank you and you’re welcome. SHAKE UPDATE: I’m with the c-boys… I’ll wait til I get a complete version (with Dre) until I pass judgement on this track.
DOWNLOAD: Eminem – Crack A Bottle [No DJ]
New Emilio! Props to Legend. Just because it’s New Year’s eve doesn’t mean we take days off over here.
DOWNLOAD: Emilio Rojas – Sounds So Good
Man, paying $15 a day for some shitty ass internet access is fuckin’ lame. Here’s the second leak off SAS’ upcoming mixtape, Gang Mentality, which drops tomorrow! Presented by Talib Kweli & Clinton Sparks. Hit the jump for the artwork and tracklist. Tomorrow also marks the launch of the new BlackSmith blog, YearOfTheBlacksmith.com. Again, I’m getting out on the town. Thanks to everyone that’s hit me up so far. I’m doing my best to respond, etc. And I apologize to everyone for the lack of updates today and probably tomorrow morning. I’ll try and get on a pc throughout the day at times. Enjoy!
DOWNLOAD: Strong Arm Steady – Give It Up f. Talib Kweli & Guilty Simpson
Final day of Month of Madness. Freeway definitely did his thing. Produced by Blunt. Also, check the bonus produced by
DOWNLOAD: Freeway – Don’t Tell Me It’s Over (Day 31)
BONUS: Freeway – So Cold f. Klass (prod. Oddz-N-Endz)
Wordsmith teamed up with HipHopDX to release his latest mixtape and you know I had to let ya’ll know over here! Featuring the likes of Skyzoo, Donny Goines, RAtheMC, UnLearn, The Nu Revolution Camp and more.
Tracklist + Download link after the jump…
You knew it was coming. Damn, there was an extreme amount of fuckery that went down this year huh? Here’s the radio rip that Legend passed over. I’m sure a CDQ will be liberated before I arise in the AM so Meka or my spirit will edit this when it does. A-shoe-sinated. Ah man… I’m out! UPDATE: Added the CDQ courtesy of Tapemasters Inc.
DOWNLOAD: Skillz – 2008 Wrap Up [CDQ]
Hey, I’m not the one who titled the song that. I just help supply it to the masses. Props to X. SHAKE UPDATE: I added a CDQ version. Yhhuck @ the 96kbs that was posted earlier. Cold Corner coming soon. Shouts to DJ Ian.
DOWNLOAD: Lloyd Banks – New Pussy
Who would’ve thought… a member from that crew that had their Vans on (but they looked like sneakers) would actually produce a decent record? Interesting… adding some fly eye candy didn’t hurt either.
K-Os adds his flavor to the Tokyo Police Club jam. Don’t let the image above fool you, these dudes get down. And from what I’ve learned… a good portion of the dopeboyz/girlz out there know K-Os isn’t someone to sleep on. Again, shouts to Charles.
DOWNLOAD: Tokyo Police Club – Your English is Good (K-Os Remix) | Mediafire
To be honest, I’m not sure if this is new or not. Don’t know what it was off of or what it will be on. I just know the joint is smooth. And this just gives me another chance to complain about not having the mixtape from Nappy Boy’s latest signee! Shouts to Charles.
DOWNLOAD: Travis McCoy – Let’s Get It On | Mediafire
Some new shit from Al Be Back over the Hov joint that’s been getting A Millie’d as of late. Didn’t my partner in dopeboy’ness say he would do something if this situation came to surface? I can’t remember. Be on the lookout for Al Be’s album, Hi, coming soon!
DOWNLOAD: Al Be Back – Brooklyn From the Bronx | Mediafire