Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hella Deep

This one is strictly 90's joints, but I tried to keep it to songs you haven't heard a million times.

Lace up the timbs & bang that shit!

Derelect Camp - Prillz (Pressure)
Raw Fusion - Glockadoodayoo
Hard 2 Obtain - Off The Top (Straight From The 12 Block)
Third Sight - Ballsacks
Lord Finesse - Do Your Thang f/ Diamond D.
Reflexions - This Could Be The Day
Finsta Bundy - Sunnyside
Big Nous - Just Not My Style
Blackface - Session f/ Fat Joe
Big Kwam - I Don't Give A Fuck
3rd Eye - Naw Mean f/ Nine
KMD - What A Nigga Know?
Soul Survivors - We Rock The Mic
Yall So Stupid - Van Full Of Pakistans (Skeff Mix)
Brother Arthur - Year Of The 9
Fatal - Pass The Kronz
Pure Genius - Undercover
Munk Wit Da Funk - I Blame My Neighborhood
Ten Thieves - It Don't Matter
Black Eye - Blue Black
Tony Da Skitzo - Who U Talkin' 2?
Casual - Rock On f/ Pep Love
D.O.I. - Who Got My Back?

Deep as a skinny girl's...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fresh Rips!!!!

Guess who just figured out an easy way to rip his old mixtapes?

Thought I'd kick things off with THE mixtape king (sorry Two Hands), Tony Touch.

This is a Tommy Boy promo mix I got back in '99 & it came free with the purchase of another mixtape by a local DJ. Both sides are the same & only 30 minutes long, but it's kinda dope, and I haven't seen it anywhere else. The freestyles are from the 50 MC's pt.3 mix...

Droppin' The Shit
Intro - Tony Touch
Get Yours - D.I.T.C.
Live It Up - Natural Elements
U Want Money - Cover
I'm The King - Royce Da 5'9"
Freestyle - Royce Da 5'9"
Freestyle - Posdnuos
Handle Your Time f/ Sadat X & Xzibit - Prince Paul
F.A.Y.B.A.N. - Screwball
Get Use To It - Strick
Black Mask - 701 Squad
We're On Top Of Things (Remix) - Council
Juggle Me/Lowland's Anthem - Defari
Wild West - Deadly Snakes

Here (Mix has been re-upped)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Aces International

Eek-A-Mouse. "Shall I style ya?"

Now I know this is the rapnerds blog. But, I am gonna drop something that is a little different. Today is my brothers birthday and in his honour I will give you one of my favorite reggae albums ever. This is Aces International, a live session featuring Eek-A-Mouse, Yellowman, Fathead, Little John, Toyan, Welton Ire, Buro and Billy Boyo. This session was recorded live and features some truly memorable stuff from all the artists but for me Eek-A-Mouse and Yellowman killed it on this recording. The reaction of the crowd to the big tunes as they drop is amazing.

Yellowman "Oh Lord it's hard to be humble when you're perfect in every way"

Recorded in 1982 in Kingston Jamaica this album has been one of my favorites of all time.

Aces International.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

40 Degree Day

The latest of my 'The Wire' mixes is out! 40 Degree Day stars our favorite businessman. Stringer Bell. I always liked him when I found out the actor was from the UK. His cold and calculated approach to the game made him the perfect partner to Avon who bled red rather than String's green. The two of them built a huge empire and when Avon got sent down, String ran the show.

Without delay here is 40 Degree Day.

40 Degree Day
  1. Two Sisters of Mystery - Mandrill
  2. By The Time I Get To Arizona - Public Enemy
  3. Angels - Lupe Fiasco Ft Reakwon, Red Cafe
  4. Black Connect 3 - Camp Lo
  5. The Ghost of Christopher Wallace - Jay Electronica
  6. Me Or The Papes - Jeru The Damaja
  7. Ballers Is Bouncin (London) - Professor Green
  8. The Purpose - Reef The Lost Cause, Mistah FAB, Sha Stimuli, Cappadonna
  9. Too Complex - L The Haed Toucha
  10. Amaman - The Large Professor
  11. Go 2 Hell - Milk
  12. Snakes - Kamakazee
  13. A Million And One Questions - Jay Z
  14. Hot To Def - Keith Murray
  15. It's All Gravy (Instru) - Positive K
  16. Take Ya Face Off - Noreaga Ft Raekwon Tony Sunshine
  17. Watch Dem (Murderer) - Barrington Levy Ft Snoop Dogg, Mimms
  18. 2 Deep - Gang Starr
  19. Our Way - Fashawn Ft Evidence
  20. Just 4 Laughs - Raekwon
  21. Look At You Now - EPMD

Artwork for this one was done by Themba Child.
Thanks so much!
Peep his blog more more dopeness.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Themed Crossword

Yes, it's true. I am going a bit crazy with these crosswords but they appeal to the rapnerd in me and in my rapnerd friends too it seems.

This one has a theme. Get the theme and it's easy.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Fresh Tactics

New mix!!

Who has time to listen to whole albums anyways?

This time I thought I'd showcase some of the younger/new artists that are putting out quality music, all packaged in nice and digestible mixtape form & pre-screened for dopeness.

Yeah, I know KRS-One and Chuck D. aren't exactly new...

Ha Ha (Slow Down) f/ Young Jeezy - Fat Joe
Ha Ha (Slow Down) (Freestyle) - Talib Kweli
Wake Up (Instrumental) - Soulful!
Surrender - Doitall
Streets Won't Let Me Chill - Diamond District
Dinnertime f/ Busta Rhymes - Royce Da 5'9"
Never Ending f/ Heltah Skeltah - Kount Fif
Boss Co. 2 - Blu
Tear Down This Wall - Chuck D.
Superman - Diamond D.
How To Be An MC 2010 f/ KRS-One - Redman
Dig It - Act Proof
Go L (What Recession?) - Likwuid
Get Down f/ K-Hill, Diablo Archer & Mista Sinista - Deheb
Come Around f/ Talib Kweli & Royce Da 5'9" - Statik Selektah
Taxi f/ Mos Def & Whosane - Ski Beats
Tangent (Blend) - Breeze Brewin
Give It Up - Reef The Lost Cauze
Get 'Em Lo - Camp Lo
L.I.'s Finest - R.A. The Rugged Man
Blue Balls f/ Blueprint - BK-One
I Am (Remix) f/ Dilated Peoples - Bekay
To The Top f/ Joell Ortiz - Critical Madness
Freedom - Fashawn
The Workhorse - Brown Bag AllStars
Panic - Roc Marciano
Middle Of The Map Pt. 2 f/ Black Milk & Guilty Simpson - Kidz In The Hall

bong bong

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Gang Starr Crossword

Due to popular demand, here is the rapnerds Gang Starr crossword.

It should be easy for real heads!

Monday, May 3, 2010

EPMD Crossword

I had far too much doing the first one.

So, here is the second in what might become a series of Hip Hop themed crosswords.

EPMD Crossword.

Rap Nerd Crossword.

Oh yeah!

This is what we need more of in here. Go here to build your own and post it here.

This is a quick one I built to test it out.

1. whose house?
4. It's mostly this according to Guru
6. The dj's name is...
7. She told LL to knock you out
8. It weighs a ton.
9. They come out at night
10. Rakim ain't one
12. There are tons of em
2. Protect it!
3. Eric and Parish were making them
4. Easy E didn't need it according to ice cube
5. How many of us have them?
11. Just Ice was cold getting it.