Orizio wrote: »
Or the thread in which people post music that is legitimately free. Give a little info if possible. To start...Nowalataz - 14kt (2009)Album Link14kt Myspace
Nice Detriot beatmaker with his second instrumental release.
Boom_Bap wrote: »
8 Track Toki Wright EP, all recorded while touring and promoting A Different Mirror:http://www.sendspace.com/file/ep9w54
The Breakout is finally here. Sorry to those who have been patiently waiting, but wait no more.This collaboration project between Maja 7th & FSD features 16 brand new tracks from some of your favorite artists, including Naledge, GLC, Freddie Gibbs, Mikkey Halsted, Pugs Atomz, Mic Terror, L.E.P. Bogus Boys, Dave Coresh, Phil G, Juice and many more.We broke ground on this project quite some time ago, so I’m happy that it’s now ready for public consumption. Thanks to everyone who participated in making The Breakout happen: the artists, managers, Ill Brown, Classick Studios, Soundscape Studios, Satellite Images, etc. You are appreciated.So without further ado, let’s have the real star of the show, Maja 7th, say his piece:Andrew and I stated working on this album around the 4th quarter of last year. I told him I had some beats I wasn’t using and I wanted to put out an album with predominantly Chicago artists. I had done some work with Killah Priest and some Wu-Affiliates and had been traveling around doing beat battles but I wanted to do something big for the city of Chicago. So we started making phone calls and people showed love. This album is about unity and showing these artists’ talents. It was my job to fuse those talents into a cohesive album. The goal wasn’t to make singles or club records. I just made music that felt right to me. – Maja 7th
“I recently found a bunch of old beat tapes (literally cassettes). I hadn’t listened to any of that stuff in over 5/6 years and thought it would be cool to digitalize them. All these beats are either not saved or past the point where i would/could put them out. Included on these cassettes were the first beats I ever made. They date back to around 94/95 before i even had a sampler of my own. My homeboy Kasm (formally of the Atoms family) had just bought a MPC so i would go over there with samples and we’d make beats. this continued till about late 95 when i finally got my own sampler. While it was nice to have my own equipment , the difference in quality between what I was doing and what Kasm and I were doing was noticeable to say the least. in short, my solo beats sucked…for a long time. Not realizing this at the time i recorded everything i made and kept plugging away at it. it’s a good thing i did cause i’d very likely be working some ****ty minimum wage job had i not. so, with that, i give you “throwaway files Vol. 1″. it’s 16 random beats i made between 95-2003 that will never be used or heard in any other way. i chose these 16 randomly from about 175 tracks. the only one i picked specifically was the first beat i ever made (with kasm). it’s pretty bad but still crazy to hear after all these years. if you guys are into this kinda ****, lemme know and i’ll post more as this blog progresses. I just figured those of you who are into beats and the beat making process (nerds) would be curious of how my beats have progressed over the years. enjoy” – Blockhead
Wiz Khalifa has certainly gotten his share of buzz lately. He’s been putting it down on the scene for a few years now, and it’s high time (so to speak) that he and several other like minded individuals (Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T.) got their due. He recently appeared on the much buzzed about remix to Rick Ross’ “Super High”, and from there landed himself a deal with Atlantic of the strength of this Kush & OJ mixtape he dropped earlier this year. MTV most recently named him the “hottest breakthrough emcee of 2010″, while Rick Ross has given him similar glowing recommendations. So is Wiz Khalifa’s buzz all hype, or will he really deliver when he drops on Atlantic one day?
On Kush & OJ, Khalifa comes off as a bit of a one dimensional character, with ambitious of getting high, getting money, and of course, ****ing your bitch. He’s got a laid back delivery that finds him naturally riding any one of the album’s mellow moments, always inserting his patented stoner laugh. And from that perspective, he delivers on all fronts. Wiz isn’t one that’s going to go the Flo Rida route and carve out a big club banger any time soon; instead, he’s inviting Flo Rida to the crib after party and smoking him out.
As a mixtape release, Wiz gets to cover familiar samples without the worry of legal trouble (in theory), as he does on songs like “Spotlight” and “The Kid Frankie”, the latter which borrows Loose Ends’ “Hangin’ On A String”. Later on “Visions” we find him refreaking a break last cooked by M.F. Doom. All of these tracks lend to the chilled out vibe that the mixtape lends, however they are some of the album’s strongest moments, mostly thanks to the familiarity.
That’s not to say that Wiz can’t come up with his own, original productions and still keep the listener’s interest. He does so in plenty of places on the album. Both “Mezmorized” and “Never Been” offer blunted 808 basslines and atmospherics that amazingly captured the essence of a smoke filled room, while “Glass House” with Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T. still bangs here as it did on K.R.I.T. Wuz Here. “Pedal To The Medal” is another standout, a subtle sneak attack of a single that gives a taste of what kind of music we can expect from his eventual major label debut.
He doesn’t quite nail it every time, however. “We’re Done” is an obvious crossover attempt, complete with female pop vocalist and uptempo track, and Wiz sounds a bit out of his element here. Meanwhile, songs like “Up” and “Good Dank” go for that super mellow, sung style (think: “Umi Says” or “SpottieOttieDopalicious”), but really only sink in after your fifth bong hit.
Despite the buzz surrounding Khalifa, considering that he is not a super-lyrical rapper, he doesn’t really make up for that fact by bringing anything new to the table in terms of innovation, covering the same topics over and over again throughout the LP. This is weed-smoker music, and in that respect it succeeds, but he may need to find how to channel his talents better to insure his success on the Atlantic roster. We’re sure he’ll figure it out.