Haha… man I freaking love RA’s antics. In the latest video blog, he touches on everything from Biggie to Kanye West to Obama to Jesus. All in promo for his upcoming project, Legendary Classics, which is dropping October 27th. And if you are unaware of how RA gets down on the mic, just peep the beginning of the clip and let your ears be amazed.
Now this is something I definitely needed on the iPod for my trip today. Big shouts to Kevin Casey for putting together this mix of classic New York records. 46 tracks featuring Deep Cover 98, Flamboyant, Eye For An Eye, John Blaze, Banned From T.V., 10 Crack Commandments, T.O.N.Y. and many more.
Tracklist + Download link after the jump…
Ain’t no shook hands in Brooklyn…
True story: last year at my old job I had the pleasure of meeting Jonathan (and I even interviewed him over at the plantation as well). Home slice was extremely down-to-earth and humble, and he even gave me an autographed portrait of one of his most known shots. That, my loyal visitors, is what you need (alongside other traits) to make it in this world. Anyways, Mannion has recently opened a 3-week exhibition at the Milk Gallery in New York City (which I will be attending once I’m out there), and he sat down to speak on how Shawn brought out that infamous blue Bentley for his Hard Knock Life album shoot. Down bottom he speaks on B.I.G. shutting down the Hollywood Palladium. SHAKE UPDATE: Added a clip of him talking about Lil Wayne’s Rebirth artwork.
Christopher Wallace. May 21, 1972-March9, 1997.
Cease-A-Leo and one of those Harlem World guys supply the visuals for their tribute off Cookin’ Soul’s Tribute To Biggie mixtape.
While it didn’t sample a song per se, Che’s flip of two rappers’ lines into one hook as well as AEON’s breakdown from electro boom bap to house to a play on Bobby Womack and The New Birth’s “I Can Understand It” is just too ill for words. I don’t do that dancing shit in clubs, but if they threw this on I’d likely bug the fuck out. I need Everything’s Good Ugly in my life not now, but right now.
The Marching 9 (Busta Rhymes, Maino, Red Cafe, Lil Cease, Styles P, Sheek Louch, Jadakiss Uncle Murda, M.O.P.) – March 9th (Biggie Tribute)
J.Period & G. Brown’s March 9 mixtape has never left my mp3 player since they dropped it two years ago. Now today, on the 12th anniversary of B.I.G.’s passing, they package it up with v.2 and throw in bonus disc for the ultimate Notorious B.I.G. mix.
Produced over the course of 2 years by J.Period and DJ G. Brown, March 9/09: The Complete Collection brings together both sides of B.I.G. in one of the illest Biggie remix projects ever produced. Volume 1 chronicles Biggie’s dark storytelling with a collection of gangster tales over sinister musical landscapes — crime-saga tales in the spirit of Scarface, King of New York & Menace II Society. Volume 2 delivers the other side of B.I.G.’s persona — The Player President — guaranteed to pack dance floors as only Big Poppa could do. Released today as a Limited Time Only Free Download at www.jperiod.com/march909, March 9/09: The Complete Collection is over 80 tracks of exclusive remixes, including previously unreleased, outtakes, 12” singles and bonus material, all paying tribute to Brooklyn’s Finest, The Notorious B.I.G.
I actually have a bunch of Biggie stuff I wanted to get posted today, but projects upon projects keep piling in. I guess that’s a good thing though right? Anyways… this is pretty slick.
The Notorious BIG comes back to NYC to see how things have changed since his departure. Written and Produced by Draze of MixTapeMovies.com you can’t help but wonder What if…
Shout out to my man E-Dubb for the reminder on this one!
Here’s a quick teaser for the DJ Drama (I refuse to call him “Barack O’Drama”) and Cookin’ Soul tribute mixtape to Biggie Smalls dropping tomorrow.
DJ Drama (or Drama. Or Dram. Whatever he’s going by this week) teams up with the good folks of Cookin’ Soul for a tribute to Biggie Smalls, dropping March 9th. Hit the jump for the artwork, press release and the first leak…