Tuesday, March 27, 2007

March update: Albums of interest

I had no idea spring time would bring this many good albums, here's a birdseye view of some of them, and I've bolded out my favorite tracks to get you started.

UGK - Underground Kingz

UGK - Underground Kingz (sampler)

01. Players Anthem (Feat. Three 6 Mafia)
02. The Game Belongs To Me (Snippet)
03. Like Dat
04. Stop & Go (Feat. Jazzy Pha)
05. Quit Hatin On The South (Feat. Charlie Wilson & Willie D)

New album drops May 9, 2007 according to the official website

A-Trak - Dirty South Dance

A-Trak - Dirty South Dance (Obey Mixtape)

01. Frenchies Act A Fool
02. Walk It Out Trizz
03. Going Down On E
04. Hustlin' Huster
05. Wampercycle
06. Throw Some D's In Your Life
07. Time To Get Yummy
08. Call That Girl Margherita
09. Quitte La Piste (A-Trak Ft. TTC)
10. Feeling For The Pack
11. Touch Your Toes
12. Control (Kid Sister)
13. MIA-roder
14. Stuntin' Like My Guitar
15. Get On My Pony

16. I Don't Like To Turn Around
17. Knockin' Erol Down
18. My Lovely Outro

My favorite album these days. Mixing/mashing/reproducing uptempo electronic beats with rappers from down south.

Mark Ronson - Version

Mark Ronson - Version (Sampler)

01. Toxic (feat. Ol' Dirty Bastard and Tiggers) (by Britney Spears)
02. Oh My God (feat. Lily Allen) (by Kaiser Chefs)
03. Stop Me If You Thing You've Heard This One (ft. D. Merriweather) (by The Smiths)

04. Pretty Green (feat. Santo Gold) (by The Jam)
05. God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (feat. the Deptone Horns) (by Coldplay)

I dunno if this an albumsampler or just outtakes from a mixtape, either way, I'm definitely looking forward to it.

Heiroglyphics - Over Time

Heiroglyphics - Over Time

01. You Never Knew (Domino Remix)
02. Masterminds
03. Prose Officially
04. Greed
05. Phoney Phranchise (Domino Remix)
06. Soundscience (Remix)
07. It's About Time
08. Scandle
09. Battle of the Shadow
10. Fight Club (Remix)
11. Unseen Hand
12. If You Must (Automator Remix)
13. Heat
14. Cyberpunks

Great collection of remixes and b-sides from this legendary crew.

Timbaland - Shock Value

Timbaland - Shock Value

01. Oh Timbaland
02. Give It To Me (Feat. Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake)
03. Release (Feat. Justin Timberlake)
04. Way I Are (Feat. Keri Hilson & D.O.E.)
05. Bounce (Feat. Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake)
06. Come & Get Me (Feat. Tony Yayo & 50 Cent)
07. Kill Yourself (Feat. Sebastian & Attitude)
08. Boardmeeting (Feat. Magoo)
09. Fantasy (Feat. Money)
10. Scream (Feat. Keri Hilson & Nicole Scherzinger)
11. Miscommunication (Feat. Keri Hilson & Sebastian)
12. Bombay (Feat. Amar & Jim Beanz)
13. Throw It On Me (Feat. The Hives)
14. Time (Feat. She Wants Revenge)
15. One & Only (Feat. Fallout Boy)
16. Apologize (Feat. One Republic)
17. 2 Man Show (Feat. Elton John)

To be honest this sounds (so far) as a bit of a disappointment. I was expecting alot more from Mr Timbo.
Due out in stores April 3, 2007

Devin The Dude - Waitin To Inhale

Devin The Dude - Waitin' To Inhale

01. Boom I
02. She Want That Money ft. Odd Squad
03. Almighty Dollar
04. I Hope I Don't Get Sick-A-This
05. What A Job ft. Snoop Dogg & Andre 3000
06. Broccoli & Cheese
07. Boom II
08. She Used To Be
09. Lil' Girl Gone ft. Lil' Wayne & Bun B
10. No Longer Needed Here
11. Just Because
12. Don't Wanna Be Alone
13. Somebody Else's Wife ft. 14K
14. Boom III
15. Cutcha' Up
16. Nothin' To Roll With
17. Til It's All Gone ft. Odd Squad

Based on the two previous albums Devin dropped, I gotta admit my expectations were not met. But to be fair, they were extremely high. The fifth track represents the kind of quality I expect from Devin, and is by far the highlight of this album, especially considering Snoop and Andre delivers like they haven't done in years.

The Nextmen - Friends And Family

The Nextmen - Friends & Family

01. Madlib The Beat Konducta - Toe Fat (Ghettozone)
02. J - Dilla-Two Can Win
03. Orgone - No More Gravy Vs Ripple-I Don't Know What It
04. Mr Scruff - Ug Vs Rodney P-I'll Try (Acappella)
05. People Under The Stairs - Tuxedo Rap
06. Danny Breaks - The Jellyfish Vs Soulson-Step Below
07. Tipper - Ton Of Bricks
08. Quantic Soul Orchestra - Pushin' On
09. The Haggis Horns Feat John Mccallum - Hot Damn!
10. The Nextmen Feat Dynamite Mc - Spin It Round (Remix)
11. This Kid Named Miles - Ring Of Fire

12. Singing Sweet - When I See You Smile
13. Rip N Lan - Something Sweet
14. Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters - Jungle Lion
15. Skibadee - Tika Toc
16. Ty - Don't Watch That
17. Fat Freddy's Drop - Roady (The Nextmen's Walnut Mix)
18. Mash Up Pressure Drop Skit - Blind Boy Rafsanjani
19. Atlantic Conveyor - Open Your Soul (Dom Search Mix)
20. Red Astaire - Love To Angie Vs Angie Stone-I Wish I Didn't Miss You
21. Bob Marley And The Wailers - Small Axe

Well, this isn't exactly new, but it took some time before I gave it the attention it deserves. A great reminder that The Nextmen creates the funkiest partymixtapes, ever.

Boss Hog Outlawz - Sverve And Collect

Boss Hog Outlaws - Serve & Collect

01. Slim Thug - We Boss Hoggin'
02. Slim Thug PJ And Sir Daily - Wood Wheel
03. C.Ward PJ Sir Daily And Slim Thug - Recognize A Playa
04. J-Dawg - Ride On 4s ft. Slim Thug

05. Killa Kyleon - Badge On My Neck
06. Killa Kyleon Slim Thug And Sir Daily - Back To Front
07. Killa Kyleon PJ And J-Dawg - Straight Outta Texas
08. C.Ward - Rollin'
09. PJ Young Black C. Ward And Slim Thug - This Is For My Gs
10. PJ Slim Thug And J-Dawg - I'm A Hogg
11. PJ - It's That PJ
12. Rob Smallz - Cheating ft. Slim Thug
13. Young Black - I'm Fresh
14. C.Ward PJ And Slim Thug - I Gotta Get It
15. Killa Kyleon PJ And J-Dawg - Heat On My Side

While we're waiting for Slim Thug's Boss of all Bosses (which is expected to drop later this year) ease the anticipation with the new mixtape from Slim's own crew/label.

Lil Flip - I Need Mine

Lil' Flip - I Need Mine $$

01. Intro
02. I Get Money (feat. Rick Ross)
03. Fly Boy
04. Ghetto Mindstate (Can't Get Away) (feat. Lyfe Jennings)
05. Bustaclip
06. Play 4 Life (feat. Chamillionaire)
07. Starched & Cleaned (feat. Big Pokey & Lil' Keke)
08. Flippin' (feat. Mya)
09. Addicted (Mary Jane)
10. White Cup (feat. Mike Jones)
11. Find My Way (feat. Robin Andre)
12. Single Mother
13. Say It To My Face
14. Can't U Tell (feat. Sqad Up & MJG)
15. I Just Wanna Tell U
16. Block Money
17. Sorry Lil' Mama (feat. Z-Ro & Nut Of Sqad Up)
18. I'm A Baller (Flip My Chips)
19. Take You There (feat. Nate Dogg)
20. Hall Of Fame Graveyard

01. We Go Make It Out Da Hood (feat. Big Shasta)
02. Cruise Control
03. Hustle
04. Real Hip Hop
05. Stay Ballin' (feat. Yukmouth)
06. Get It Crunk
07. Tell Me (feat. Collie Buddz)
08. 3,2,1, Go (feat. Three 6 Mafia)
09. Make It Shake
10. Pimp JuJu (Skit)
11. You'z A Trick
12. The Souf (feat. C-Note & D-Red Of The Clover Geez)
13. Family Tradition
14. What It Do (feat. Mannie Fresh)
15. Warrior
16. Fly Boy (Remix) (feat. Mike Jones)
17. You'z A Trick (Remix) (feat. Pimp C & Bun B)

I haven't picked any favorites on this, because it was released today. I figured I'd add it to the list anyway, I mean; its Flip, and look at that impressive guestlist. It's gotta be good. Can't wait to get home and listen to it.

Redman - Red Gone Wild

01. Fire (ft & Prod By E3)
02. Bak Inda Buildin (Prod By Adam Deitch and Chris max Pinset)
03. Put it Down (ft DJ Kool) (Prod By Timbaland)
04. Gimmie One (Prod By Pete Rock)
05. Fuck Ur Opinion (Skit)
06. Sumtn' 4 Urrbody (ft Blam, Runt Dawg, Ready Roc, Icadon & Saukrates) (Prod By Adam Deitch and Chris Max)
07. How U Like Dat (ft Gov Mattic (Prod By Rockwilder)
08. Freestyle Freestyle (Prod By Scott Storch)
09. Walk in Gutta (ft Def Squad & Biz Markie) (Prod By Erick Sermon)
10. Wutchoogonnado (ft Melanie Rutherford (Prod By Da Mascot)
11. Dis Iz Brick City (ft Ready Roc) (Prod By DJ Clark Kent)
12. Rite Now (Prod By Erick Sermon)
13. Blow Treez (ft Ready Roc & Method Man) (Prod By Watts)
14. Pimp Nutz (Prod By Vitamin D)
15. Mr. Ice Cream Man (Skit)
16. Hold Dis Blaow! (Prod By Rockwilder)
17. Get `em (ft Saukrates & Icadon ) (Prod By Tha Chill)
18. Merry Jane (ft Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg) (Prod By Rockwilder)
19. Gilla House Check (ft Adam F) (Prod By Da Mascot)
20. No Mo' Soopaman Luva (Skit)
21. Soopaman Luva 6 (ft E3, Hurricane G & Melanie Rutherford) (Prod By Erick Sermon)
22. Soopaman Luva 6 1/2 (ft Hurricane G & Melanie Rutherford) (Prod By Da Omen)
23. Suicide (Prod By Adam Deitch and Chris max Pinset)

One of the worlds funniest rappers returns after 5 years, there's no way not to be excited