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Download: M.I.A.-XXXO (Remix) (Feat. Jay-Z)
Download: Gentleman – It No Pretty [new album]
Download: Gentleman – Regardless [new album]
Download: Jadakiss-Til It All Falls Down
Download: Laws-Target Practice (Feat. Joe Budden)
Click Cover To Download Sampler
Here at last, here at last. An actual downloadable product from Sammy G. With his EP dropping this spring, this CD has been labeled as a “sampler cd”. Sammy G semantics if you ask me, I just know that there are heads out there who will be flipping their frowns, because SG is finally going to get put on some IPODS. Miscellaneous Missiles everyone! Duck for cover.
I Got A Hunch (Produced by Falside)
Veterinary Practices (Produced by RoLo)
The First 48 (Produced by Timbaland)
I recall a few different moments when I came across Drake’s material early in his career, certainly pre-Weezy. First of all, it was difficult to put aside the fact that I recognized him from Canadian TV, his now infamous role on Degrassi, as I found out, many people down in the States also peeped Degrassi, and thus, shared the same preconceived notions I had. However, Drake seemed to be on some different shit, certainly a different sound from the stable of T-Dot rappers that had the rap game on lock in Toronto. But more impressive than his sound, was his visible awareness of the industry and what it takes to entertain. When he linked up with Lil Wayne and Young Money I figured that was the end of what could have been a reasonable Toronto MC making it. Boy, was I wrong about that one eh?
What I like about Drake is his ability to absolutely murder 16 bars when he’s not being finagled by the YM camp. Have you heard his verses on Scriptures? Anyways, this new shit is some dope ass stank. Check it.
Download: Drake – My New Shit
Download: Curren$y – Lemon Kush
Download: Styles P feat. A.P. – D-Block Radio
Download: Vers Brown – Jump Ship [ZIF Exclusive]
I really pride myself on being extremely selective with the artists we work with. There is a certain je ne sai quois that needs no justification, simply feel, it’s all about instinct and faith. On that note, I’m excited to introduce you guys to Vers Brown. Vers has been spitting raps on the pseudo professional tip for about half a decade between Pomona and L.A. Having graduated from UCLA Law School, there’s little that’s standard about Mr. Brown, needless to say his raps are no exception. Check out his latest joint, which will be featured on the upcoming Bruin Mixtape Volume 3. Takstar on the ridiculous production.
Vers Brown – The Way That I Roll (Free download available via Reverb Nation for fans only)
Remember when you used to rock Wu-Wear and Rap City was littered with Raekwon, Method Man, and Ghost’s music videos? Yeah, maybe not, twas a while back. Nevertheless the Wu-Tang Clan has cemented its spot as the most substantial rap super group of all time, effectively trailblazing branding schemes that defined hip hop’s growth over the last decade.
DJ Mathematic, of the larger Wu family, has compiled some tracks, remixed a few, and added some new content for an upcoming compilation CD titled Mathematics presents: Return of The Wu and Friends. Scope the press release and new track available for exclusive download.
Wu Tang - Return of the Wu & Friends
Since their debut album, 1993′s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Wu-Tang has become synonymous with gritty, direct lyrics and beats that draw from classic soul, horn-blasted funk, cinematic curios, and dirty guitar licks (among many others.) With each successive album, the group solidifies their hold on hip-hop, watching over the years as rappers, trends and ephemeral styles come and go and become musical footnotes in the game. As devoted fans clamor and salivate for anything Wu-related, Gold Dust & Nature Sounds are proud to announce the release of Return of the Wu & Friends, produced and compiled by Wu-Tang Clan producer/DJ Mathematics and including some exclusive tracks, lost gems and old time favorites featuring all nine emcees.
The 16 tracks featured on Return of the Wu & Friends were compiled from songs recorded during the group’s critically acclaimed 2000 album The W through 2008, including exclusive tracks like “Steppin 2 Me” featuring GZA, Inspectah Deck and Masta Killa. The producer also offers a slew of new remixes, including “Respect Mine” and “Clap”. On the former, featuring Raekwon, Method Man and Cappadonna, the sprightly piano loop found on the original (from Mathematics’ 2003 solo album Love, Hell or Right) gets flipped into a slower, more ominous track anchored by a funky slap bass line. On Return of the Wu & Friends, every member gets their chance to shine, backed by Mathematics’ acute ability to perfectly match each member’s cadence and tone to the respective beat. Slower, more soulful tracks like “Da Way We Were” and “Strawberries & Cream” are balanced with classic Wu funk like “Iron God Chamber” and “It’s What It Is” (the latter the new superhero anthem for the 21st century.) For anyone fiending for more Wu classics, Return of the Wu & Friends offers up an album’s worth of tracks sure to fill the need for Wu bangers.
Having known the Clan since the mid-80s and produced for them since 1996, Mathematics is no stranger to the group. Starting off as GZA’s DJ during the emcee’s Cold Chillin’ days, the producer has since gone on to create a diverse and memorable production catalog with the group, contributing tracks to The W and 8 Diagrams, as well as Ghostface Killah’s Supreme Clientele, GZA’s Beneath The Surface, Method Man’s Tical 2000: Judgement Day and Method Man & Redman’s Blackout!.
Wu-Tang- The Return of The Wu-Friends will be released on 2-16-10 on Gold Dust Records