Monday, March 23, 2009

One Day

.........Introducing Kooley High

One Day - Introducing Kooley High from BECAUSEUS on Vimeo.

Kooley High- Kooley Is High (Mixtape)

Kooley High- Kooley Is High (Mixtape)

1. Intro(ducing)
2.Gettin’ Up (Remix)
3.Daykeeper (Kooley High Remix)
4.Phonte’s Movie in a Minute
5. Stay Up (Young N’ Fresh Remix) feat. HaLo
6. Flow Glow (Kooley High Remix)
7. I’m Fresh (Remix)
8. Due Process (Kooley High Remix)
9. G Building (Foolery Koolery High Remix)
10. Bodega (HaLo Remix)
11. Jacques Cousteau
12. Kooley is High
13. Soldier (Kooley High Remix)
14. Rude Bwoy
15. The Next Episode (Foolery’s Fooldogg Remix)
16. Trix (1983 Kooley High Remix)
17. The Light (Outro)
18. Worldwide (BONUS TRACK

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Q-Tip - The Renaissance (Review)

Q-Tip - The Renaissance

When seeing this album, I didn't think much of it. Honestly I didn't listen to a single song till I heard the entire album. Well good I didn't sleep cause this album is banging. Tip's lyricism hasn't diminished any in my opinion. I'm a big Tribe fan mainly cause of tip. So I was quite hesitate to hear this album cause it might put some tarnish on Tip's career. Well I guess Kamaal had his polishing wipe out on this album. Honestly I don't know if he wrote these verses years ago or early this year. I know some might disagree or criticize but there isn't a major misstep this entire album. Beginning with Johnny Is Dead, some ill keys and matching kicks. Tip rides the beat phenomenally like only he can. Then followed by sample heavy Won't Trade. The true highlight of this album in my opinion is We Fight (Love) as Raphael shows his amazing vocals while Tip describes love as many of us might know. From that point on, the album takes a step further into it's excellence. Dance On Glass has Tip gracefully showcasing his brilliant lyricism. Next Norah Jones blesses us with her powerful vocal prowess. The D'Angelo asissted joint reminds me of the old Native Tongue days. This album feels complete and not rushed. Thats what seperates this album from many others this year. Definitely part of the top 15. But will it stand the test of time is the real question above this album. Not too sure if it will but I'll continue to play the hell out of it till.

Handling My Biz Like Markie

One of my favorite groups comes with this smooth, soulful joint entitled "Handle My Biz". I love K. High. I hope this means the new album is coming soon...but hey I'll take what I can get. Heres the dirty and clean version of the song so enjoy. (all courtesy of Ill digitz)

Kooley High - "Handle My Biz" feat. Skyzoo & Halo



(Click to stream, right-click to Save As)

btw here is some footage of Kooley High performing...

Kooley High at the Little Brother and Inflowential

Kooley High with Lazurus

Kooley High with Median & Ill Digitz

(And props to Brian Cary for the videos...)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Evidence (of Dilated Peoples) - The Layover EP

Evidence - The Layover EP

Track Listing
1. The Layover
2. For Whom The Bell Tolls (feat. Phonte & Blu)
3. The Cold Weather
4. Solitary Confinement
5. The Far Left
6. Don't Hate (feat. Defari)
7. The Squeeze (feat. Aloe Blacc & Elzhi)

This dropping Nov 25 and its gonna be a heat rock. Seriously Mr. Slow Flow with Blu, Phonte, Elzhi, Aloe Blacc and Wil.I.Am over some dope Khrysis, The Alchemist and of course Evidence beats...I loved The Weatherman LP so I got high hope for this EP and doesn't look to failed but heres some audio for those who are unconvinced.

The Layover

For Whom The Bell Tolls (feat. Phonte & Blu)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Remind Me In 8 Days...

8 Days since I last posted Not alot has happened though. But I would like to take this chance and tell you that The Knux will probably be the next big thing in music. The Hollywood By Way Of New Orleans group is signed on Interscope and their new album is the shit. I've been bumping it all last week. But I'm definitely ordering it and it releases Oct 28. To be honest alot of comparsions could be made about this group but none should be applied because it would only limit their potential in people's mind since they'll hold them to the golden standard set by their predecessors. Anyway I feeling this album and highly recommend it. Also recommend checking out 14kt's new album which is bananas. I ordered it off iTunes so unfortunately no stream but preview it and you'll see. "Without Dilla (Donut 4 Dilla)" is whoa....on some classic Dilla ish.

Anyway heres some of The Knux & the already leaked tracks from 14kt courtesy of Stephanie

01 - The List
02 - Fire (Put It In The Air)
03 - Bang! Bang!
04 - Cappuccino
05 - Roxxanne
06 - Daddys Little Girl
07 - The Train
08 - Shine Again
09 - Life In A Cage (Electric)
10 - Pea Knuckle
11 - Powder Room
12 - Parking Lot
13 - Hush
14 - Wake The Fuck Up
15 - Playboys
16 - The True
17 - Lights, Camera Action17 - Lights, Camera Action

  1. The Waiting Room (feat Lovesong)
  2. Surgery
  3. The Inside (feat Tiffany Paige)
  4. NNE Mode
  5. Ypsilanti
  6. Hihatspectations
  7. The D light in You
  8. Love Handle
  9. Tick Tock Hustle
  10. Ivory Pillars
  11. ICU Smile (feat Karla Crawford)
  12. Can We?? (Chill Again)
  13. Trust Issues
  14. When My Sunsets (feat Keri Kirk)
  15. Less Than Enough (feat Ab)
  16. The Night
  17. Start Over (feat Lovesong)
  18. Miss U. (For Lost Loved Ones)
  19. Without Dilla (Donut For Dilla Feb 06)
  20. Illustrious (feat Jax of Lunar Unit)
BTW..Most of the picture your gonna see on the site will be taken by me...I got alot of pic...some beautiful, some weird, some ugly, some right for the situation...just a

Sunday, October 12, 2008

DJ Ill Digitz X The Midnight Snack (Guest hosted by Arafat Yates of M1 Platoon)

Dj Ill Digitz (of Kooley High) is back with the latest installment of The Midnight Snack, with special guest host Arafat Yates. Shout out to for sponsoring this episode.

The Midnight Snack Episode 4 w/ Arafat Yates


1) Black Milk - Give The Drummer Some
2) Murs - Time Is Now
3) Jneiro Jarel - Soul Starr
4) M1 Platoon - Get Ur Swagger Right
5) M1 Platoon - Fool's Gold (Sidelinin' While I'm Shinin')
6) Jamal - Fades Em' All (Remix)
7) Invincible - Sledgehammer!
8) Janet Jackson - Together Again (DJ Premier Remix)
9) Shortie No Mass - U Like My Style (Remix)
10) Queen Latifah - Wrath Of My Madness (Dj Premier Remix)

So as I come home disappointed from the cowboys loss. Kooley High member, DJ Ill Digitz dropped his latest episode of Midnight Snacks. This one is special host by one-fifth of M1 Platoon, Arafat Yates and sponsored by So with that said peep that tracklisting. Some new Murder One heat....and unreleased exclusives. nice...and just in case you missed the first three episodes, here are the links:

Episode 3 W/ Median

Episode 2 w/ Tab-One

Episode 1 w/ Cesar Comanche

Panacea New Album Coming in Later This Month?

On A Mind On A Ship Through Time
  • 1. “Introlude”
  • 2. “Voyagers”
  • 3. “Mudgreen”
  • 4. “L.A. VA”
  • 5. “Speak-O-Vision”
  • 6. “Vandalism”
  • 7. “Orange Penicilin”
  • 8. “Sirens”
  • 9. “Lunar Illusion”
  • 10. “Chrono Trigger”
  • 11. “Treasure Hunt”
  • 12. “Mustard Seed Celebration”
  • 13. “A Mind on a Ship”
I'll be the first to say it...OMG! I can't believe Panacea is dropping another album...I loved Ink Is My Drink, I loved Scenic Route, I loved Pyramids In Moscow and only a year later will we receive another release from the Washington DC duo. Well I'm a big fan of these guys. I made a big ol post in dedicated to those guys and their live band "Restoring Poetry In Music" (Pyramid In Moscow). So I'm totally pumped about this album. I'll hit ya'll with their new single, "Voyagers"...

Panacea - Voyagers


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Royce Da 5'9 - Shake This (prod. DJ Premier)

Royce Da 5'9 - Shake This (prod. DJ Premier)


This joint is mean. I love the build that beat gets as the verse progresses and Royce increase his intensity with the build. I can't wait till Street Hop comes out....

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Yahzarah's Prelude

So I was just searching iTunes and I find out the beautiful songstress released an project call The Prelude EP. So I couldn't resist so I bought it. If you heard The Minstrel Show you've heard the wonderful sounds of her voice. But you've probably remember the name from her collaboration on the Foreign Exchange's Connected album. Well she back in full effect prepping for her next album, The Ballad of Purple St. James. Yahzarah gives us a little piece of magic to hold us off till then. The Prelude EP is a excellent introduction to her music for new fans but its a wonderful showing and her most hardcore fan will be greatly satisfied. Yahzarah deliver a duet with Raheem Devaughn and frequent collaborator Phonte. This EP honestly is nothing short of amazing and I highly recommended you check it out as you won't regret throwing a 8 bucks for it....

Real Good feat. Phonte

Real Good (Live)

Where I Is


Yahzarah Sings Rick James' You and I

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Rock N Ruck...

So I was headed out to the imfamous PV versus Grambling game out here in Dallas. So since I know certainly type of music can get my woman and her two friends to hush. I put in Heltah Skeltah in for my one homie (2 dudes and 3 girls in my Honda Civic that been on beast mode since my last tune up, lol). Anyway this was my third time hearing the whole LP through and its just now settling. Well since they annouced this album back when Jesus Price Superstar came out. I had this pre-conceived idea on how this album would be, RAW HARDCORE LYRICALLY FUNNY ISH...

(lol, watch Buckshot get DOWN!!...oh and Im also happy to hear that Buck is out the hospital...a week late but im still happy.)

Well I was right...I put this on the best of the year list on the left but as far as group releases go, shis is one of the best. Sean Price killed that shit with ease as Rock bounced back from a meh "album/mixtape or whatever you want to call" attempt. Rock is probably on the more underrated of the group but he is as good or better then Sean...I wish they put some Black Milk in the boards and a guest verse from Guilty...but no matter this is great LP for anyone who just wanna wyle out to some hard drums and hard flows....

Everything Is Heltah Skeltah

Ruck N Roll

In Stores NOW!!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Just A Stone's Throw Away

"Green card wack MCs that talk foreign" - Guilty Simpson

So ever since I listened to Madlib's new album. I've been bumping that, Ode to The Ghetto, The Shining, Jay Loves Japan, Champion Sound, Liberation, Madvillany and other ish from Stones Throw fam. But finally I think I've reach the full appreciation of their music. The more I examine I see that they have abstract but unique flows over some absolute amazing production. Raw Shit by Jaylib featuring Talib Kweli is some epic shit. Honestly I'm shocked that I don't hear that much about Champion Sound. The Shining has always been a long time favorite. Individual tracks are those tracks from Donuts that MF Doom, Guilty, Ghost, Tip & Kweli jumped on. Sniper Elite/Murder Goons is a great mix. Maybe all this is in preparation to the new MF Doom album supposely coming out later this month. Hopefully but not looking too good but anyway I hope we get some more Stones Throw before the year closes out. Supposedly Guilty Simpson & Madlib got a EP coming out called O.J. Simpson (OJ = Otis Jackson = Madlib). So I'll go back to listening to my Stones collection and enjoy...

Sniper Elite & Murder Goons (Bonus) - Dilla Ghost Doom

The Red - Jaylib

Yikes - Guilty Simpson

Raw Shit ft. Talib Kweli - Jaylib

Funny Money - Talib Kweli & Madlib

Raid - Madvillain

Say It Featuring TaRaach & Exile - J Dilla


This months releases....
Jake One - White Van Music
Label: Rhymesayers October 7, 2008

Foreign Exchange - Leave It All Behind
Label: Nicolay Music October 14, 2008

The Mighty Underdogs - Droppin' Science Fiction
Label: Definitive Jux October 14, 2008

14KT - The Golden Era
Label: A-Side Worldwide October 14, 2008

Statik Selektah - Stick to the Scipt
Label: Showoff/Brick October 21, 2008

DJ Babu - Duck Season Volume 3
Label: Nature Sounds October 28, 2008

The Knux - Remind Me In 3 Days
Label: Interscope October 28, 2008

88 Keys - The Death of Adam
Label: Decon October 28, 2008

Black Milk - Tronic
Label: Fat Beats October 28, 2008

MF Doom - Born Into This
Label: Lex Records October 28, 2008

"Yo man you here dat you here dat shit man"
Like what the fuck is this
Hey look at this what kinda luck is this
(Haack) Uh Madlib and Dilla is the illest my niggaz
Only haters holler they can't feel us
Wanna get looser then we?
But just gonna be a looser to me and Dilla (ha)
Killa, Talkin bout how you kill cops, you softer then a pillow
Backslapin' ya neck while you covered in rep?
cause you bluffin and you aint said nothin to spec?
Anyway I'm straight high off the trees
Your girl don't wanna lie she's gonna get on a niggaz dick
Turn it up, y'all niggaz must be outta ya head
If your system ain't up to the red

Elucid - Police & Thieves

Nametag - Classic Cadence Vol. 1

  1. Intro Speech
  2. The Campaign (Produced By Magnif)
  3. Champagne Bottle Flow (Produced By Ski Beatz)
  4. Stylin On ‘Em (Produced By Black Milk)
  5. Grammy Family (Freestyle) (Produced By Kanye West)
  6. Back To It (Produced By Magnif)
  7. Pipe Down (Produced By Black Milk)
  8. Forfeit (feat. Marv Won & Quest M.C.O.D.Y) (Produced By Black Milk)
  9. American (Freestyle) (Produced By
  10. Bang Dis Shit (feat. Black Milk) (Produced By Black Milk)
  11. Neva Heard Neva Seen (feat. ONPoint) (Produced By ONPoint)
  12. The Beaten (Produced By Black Bethoven)
  13. The Lookout (feat. Black Milk & Fat Ray) (Produced By Black Milk)
  14. Rambo Rap (feat. B.Stormz) (Produced By B.Stromz)
  15. Say Somethin’ (feat. Black Milk & Slim S.D.H) (Produced By Black Milk)
  16. Red Alert (Produced By Black Milk)
  17. Hollywood Divorce (Freestyle) (Produced By Andre 3000)
  18. Outro Speech

Elzhi - Glow (Solo Version)

Elzhi - Glow (prod. Jake One) (Solo Version)

Jake One - White Van Music coming next tuesday!!!!