Tuesday, 30 June 2009

What If Dilla Produced The Blueprint...

Was put onto this courtesy of Truth, below is the press release shouts to Jimmy for doing this...it's a great listen and shows how dope Jay sounds over Dilla beats, still be great for Jay to get an unused beat, and go cop Jay Stay Paid, it's out NOW!
WHAT IF DILLA PRODUCED THE BLUEPRINT? A few years back, rumours started surfacing that one of Dilla's infamous beat CDs had made its way into the hands of none other than Jay-Z. If the Jiggaman HAD used any of Dilla's beats, what would they have sounded like? Well, here's a chance to hear what might have been. Using some of Dilla's best beats, and the vocals from the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed "Blueprint" album, DJ Jimmy Green has re-arranged the Blueprint into a glimpse of what might have been if these two musical legends had collaborated.

DOWNLOAD HERE : http://www.sendspace.com/file/pct1io

Make sure that you BUY Dilla's music legally (wax, cd or official download) - don't illegally download! Make sure that Ma Dukes gets her dues. You can get most of these instrumentals from official, legal channels - if you like them then don't download for free. Money needs to go where it's due. This is not intended to be a substitute for Dilla's work, or The Blueprint album - there's no profit involved and it won't affect sales of either artist. PS If you haven't got it already, go and buy the Blueprint, it's amazing.




Wednesday, 24 June 2009

DJ JS-1 Freeness and Album out now...

The studio was out of action so apologies for no show on Monday, last weeks show with Serocee is still up so check that if you haven't here. Off to play at Glastonbury Festival tomorrow morning so up against it and doubt I'll get another chance to post, if your going you'll be able to catch me at the Jazz World Stage, might even play some jazz. Next Crate Escape release is imminent so keep checking back or drop me an email if you want to get an email heads up before everyone else (email to the right).

Jazzie B was great on Saturday too, really great crowd apart from the people wanting to dance on the stage, tw@ts! Shouts to Funkbox and the Hare and Hounds (Hot 8 Brass Band are playing there tonight too!)

On with the freeness, JS-1 is a DOPE dj, had the pleasure of seeing him with Rahzel far too long ago, his new album No Sell Out was released yesterday, it's got over 40 collaborations and is entirely produced by JS-1 so go pick it up so I've got "Murder" featuring Chino XL, Sean Price and Killah Priest up for download, don't sleep and I reckon Chino takes this, Sean's busy trying to run his label! Click the link or pic to get the track and go cop that album here!

Monday, 22 June 2009

Ain't Nuthin Changed Remix...

Some behind the scenes footage of the video to the remix of Ain't Nuthin Changed featuring MC Eiht and Young Maylay, not a patch on the original but always good to hear MC Eiht say "Gyeah" so it gets a pass, Tha Blaqprint out next Tuesday (June 30th)

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Jazzie B @ H&H Tonight and Beat Cypher 5 Footage

Jazzie B at the Hare and Hounds Tonight for Funkbox and Ab0181 has upped some highlights from last weeks Louis Den Beat Cypher, enjoy.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Louis Den Beat Battle - Budgie Vs Jon Phonics Semi Final

First bit of footage from last weeks Louis Den Beat Cypher, shout to AB0181 for the quick turnaround, there's plenty more to come. Who do you think took it?

Jazzie B (Soul II Soul) @ Hare and Hounds Sat 20th June

Were expecting this one to be a sell out like the DJ Format and Maseo gigs...early bird tickets have sold out so snap up a normal price one before they're gone, more on the door if it's not sold out, you've been warned!

Saturday 20th June
FUNKBOX proudly presents

JAZZIE B (Soul II Soul)

9pm – 2am
Hare & Hounds
106 High Street
Kings Heath
B14 7JZ

The original Funki Dred, Jazzie B, stops by for a DJ set at FUNKBOX. Soul II Soul started life as a sound system that became a Grammy Award winning soul super-group, a clothing label and legendary brand. As a band Soul II Soul released top hits such as ‘Keep On Movin’ and ‘Back To Life’, which still rock any dancefloor today.

Back in the heyday of 1980’s London, the Soul II Soul clubnights, headed by Jazzie B, were roadblocks, playing genre-defying sets, that included all good soulful music, they have become the stuff of legend. Jazzie will be joined by MC Chickaboo, giving us all the chance to experience a night with the original Soul II Soul vibes.

£7 Advance / MOTD

Advance Tickets: www.theticketsellers.co.uk or 0844 870 0000



Tuesday, 16 June 2009

MI Radio w/ Serocee 15-06-09 Tune For Tune

Serocee was live on the show last night, he thought it would be fun if he played some tunes too so we ended up going tune for tune, not had this much fun in ages. I'm off to learn to rap, got some catching up to do and look out for Serocee as he's never off tour and the hardest working person I know (joint title holder with Kosyne). Enjoy the show

Main Ingredient Radio Show
New Style Radio 98.7FM (West Midlands)
Mon Nights 12 - 2am
15-06-09 w/ Serocee


Guilty Simpson - Stress (White)
Micall Parknsun - All 4 Hip-Hop (YNR)
Q-Tip - Things U Do (Arista)
Spinna feat Torae - Lyrics Is Back (High Water Music)
Busta Rhymes - Decisions (Universal)
Jay-z The Lost One (Roc-a-fella)
Nut-rageous - Crusin In NYC (Poor Pocket Musik)
Juice Aleem - Straight Outta BC (Big Dada)
Serocee, Wio-k & Ty - An Ting (Exclusive)
A Tribe Caled Quest - Electric Relaxation (Jive)
Diamond D - Best Kept Secret 45 King Remix (Chemistry)
BDK - Raw (Cold Chillin)
Pete Rock and CL Smooth - Go With The Flow (Elektra)
LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out (Def Jam)
MOP - How Abot Some Hadcore (Select)
A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario (Jive)
JVC Force - Strong Island (B-Boy Records)
Eric B & Rakim - Dont Sweat The Technique (MCA)
Double X Posse - Not Gonna Be Able To Do It (Big Beat)
Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance (Tommy Boy)
Main Source - Looking At The Front Door (WIld Pitch)
The Pharcyde - Runnin (Delicious Vinyl)
Ras Kass - Won't Catch Me Runnin (Patchwerk)
Wu Tang Clan - Can It All Be So Simple (Loud)
Ghostface feat Redman, Methodman, Cappadona - Buck 50 (Epic)
Wu Tang Clan - Protect Ya Neck (Loud)
KooI G Rap & DJ Polo - Declare War (DWG)
Notorious BIG feat Method Man - The What (Bad Boy)

Monday, 15 June 2009

More DJ Spinna, Official Download

When I did the post last week about Spinna I had no idea I'd get hit up with the lead single featuring man of the moment Torae (if you've not checked the incredible Double Barrel release with Marco Polo on Duck Down you should, easily one of the best releases this year) to give to you lucky blog readers so here it is...



and some footage of Torae talking about it

and the track as a youtube vid if you don't want to give it a quick listen first

Let me know your thoughts and remember Sonic Smash is out 30th June, support that good music!

Duck Down Cipher In The Park - Union Square, NYC

Serocee live on the Radio tonight

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Joe Bataan & James Pants Producer Sessions Sun 14th @ H&H, Brum

Another one not to miss, Legend Joe Bataan and James Pants (Stonesthrow) @ The Hare and Hounds tomorrow for a free lecture / interview before their gig in the evening
Now look below and get yourself to the Hockley Flyover, have a good un

Friday, 12 June 2009

Flyover Show FREE Sat 13th June, Brum

still too tired to write so straight swiping will have to do, TOMORROW SAT 13th HOCKLEY FLYOVER, it's FREE and the lineups crazy, so no excuses...

Join the Revolution!

Lead by Award winning saxophonist and rapper Soweto Kinch and featuring international rosta of artists, from as far afield as Johannesburg and New York. The Flyover Show returns to Birmingham on June 13th, 2009 to demonstrate the transformative power of art and creativity in unconventional and derelict public space. Featuring notables such as Ty, Robert Mitchell, Jonzi D and Steel Pulse, to name a few it is a vibrant celebration of British black music, and diversity.

Be there - Saturday 13th June, Underneath the Hockley Flyover! 12-9pm, FREE ENTRY!

Marco Polo Beat Making

Got plenty to post about but far to faded after last nights Louis Den, massive shouts to everyone who traveled for it and made it the best one yet- Serocee, Jay Large, Jaisu, S-type, Budgie, Leatherface, Sivey, Shears, Docmini, Raul, Danny, Moopowe, Mr Dick (maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate thats CD is CRAZY, people ain't ready!), Peaks, Joel, Juice Aleem, Smile, Sister 45, Jeekay, Jon Phonics, Tru Blu, Chima sorry if I've forgotten anyone but I'm a little tired. All the performers and producers killed it, I'll try and get some pictures up later.

Flyover post to follow but hees a dope video of Marco Polo making a beat, his album with Torae "Double Barrell" is amazing, go cop that!

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Louis Den Beat Cypher THURSDAY 11th JUNE, ODDISEE, BABY J, CHARLIE DARK, KELA and more...

I'm sure your all aware of whats going to happen in Digbeth at the Rainbow tomorrow, I know there are alot of people traveling from all over the country for this (and Oddisee and Ethel Cee from the US but they don't count!)

Line up as follows...

Oddisee (Washington DC, USA)
Morgan Zarate (London, UK)
Charlie Dark (London, UK)
Baby J (Derby, UK)
Kelakovski (Birmingham, UK)

Yungun (UK)
Mystro (UK)
Ethel Cee (USA)
Eat Good Records (UK)

I'll be supplying the beats, breaks and spinning beats from the crowd for the open beats and theres the usual Bucks Fizz Beat Battle, sign up on the door

Hope to see you there, it's going to be a good un...

DJ Spinna, he's a winner...

Looking forward to this alot, he's always been a dope producer with his own sound and made far too many amazing tracks / remixes to list (for this post anyway) just sit back and enjoy then click on the pic below to go get his FREE "The Recall" Mixtape over at High Water Music, it's a greatplace to start or remind you of how much heat he's pumped out...
Some footage of the Summer Madness joint I've been playing on the radio show and out

Part 2

Click here to get the Recall Download

Monday, 8 June 2009

MI 08-06-09 w/ Soweto Kinch, Kosyne, Metamor and Peaks

A busy week with Louis Den Beat Cypher this Thursday and the Flyover Show on Saturday (full post on that after Thursday but if your eager you can find out more info here). Real nice freestyle at the end of the show and plenty of new heat and exclusives so get downloading and enjoy

Main Ingredient Radio
New Style Radio 98.7FM (West Midlands)
Mon Nights 12 - 2am
08-06-09 w/ Soweto Kinch, Kosyne, Metamor & Peaks

Download Here

Micall Parknsun - All 4 Hip-Hop / Remix (YNR)
Random Axe - Monsta Babies (Duck Down)
J.Dilla - 24k Rap (Nature Sounds)
Termanology - Low IQ feat Evidence (Show Off)
Freestyle Professors - Confuse A Few (Freestyle Records)
Guilty Simpson - Stress (Promo)
Dynas & 9th Wonder - Point Of View
Superstar Quamallah - You Need Knowledge
DJ JS-1 - Some Rap Ish feat Nutrageous, Copywrite and Jak D
Trek Life - Break Up Season
Focussed Few - The Goodness (Dented)
Recloose - Stress Free (Kool Kat)
AZ - The Format (Street Life)
Redman & Methodman - City Lights feat UGK (Def Jam)
Marco Polo & Torae - Hold Up (Fat Beats)
Jay-z - Death Of Autotune (Def Jam)
Tommy Evans - Me / You (YNR)
Mr Roam - Group Essential
Buff 1 - Pretty Baby (A-Side)
Frank N Dank - Shut It Down Dev One Remix
Chima Anya - Got That Soul
Morgan Zarate - MAB (Fat City)
The Clonius - Fogged Spacesuit (Ubiquity)
Sa-Ra - The Bone Song (Ubiquity)
Raul Supreme - Tunnel Vision
Paul White - Burnt By The Sun (One Handed Music)
Tiye Pheonix - Too Late For Us feat Phonte (Baby Grande)
Diamond District - In The Ruff
Elzhi - Hands Up

Freestyle w/ Soweto, Kosyne, Metamor and Peaks

Tumi - Let It Burn feat The Soil

Friday, 5 June 2009

DMC Heats this Saturday @ The Rainbow

Juice, Mad Flow and Moyma killed it last night at the Unseen, pics to follow but for now it's DMC time again...

Hedz & Scratch Club present

DJ battles and open mic in the bar. Hip-hop bangers and funk classics in the dancefloor.


hosted by MC INJA
+ Heducation & Scratch Club Djs:
Mylz, Automaton, Cola, The Doctor, Malicious, Sammy B-Side.
+ Open Mic & MCs including:
Redbeard, Mr FX, Bambino
Tickets: £7 + booking fee (£1). Door: £10
www.theticketsellers.co.uk - 0844 870 0000
Direct link: https://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/buy_tickets/events/?id=10006803
9-3am, SAT 6TH JUNE 2009 @ RAINBOW, Adderley St, Digbeth, Birmingham, B12 0LD

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

The Unseen Tonight w/ Juice Aleem, What Supreme and Quartz

All the performers at The Unseen have been regulars on my radio show over the years so obviously I'm biased, should be an amazing night with Juice Aleem headlining and shooting a video for his forthcoming album, "Jerusalaam Come" with DJ Moyma and Mad Flow. Unseen organiser What Supreme will be performing and Quartz Crystallus (part of C.O.L.D. who were on earlier this year). Peaks and Tru Blu on the wheels, hosted by Joel the Custodian it should be a great night 8pm - 12pm @ The Bulls Head, Moseley. This Thursday 4th June, see you there...

Monday, 1 June 2009

Chrome and MGC Live on MI Radio 01-06-09

Had the pleasure of Chrome and MGC keeping me company last night. You should already know Chrome as one of the lead rappers from Def Tex but he's a triple threat in his own right (MC, producer and DJ. MGC (or Molesta Gritty Commitee) are Leicester natives comprising Disebeats (who I think I've met before through Apoc or Miss Gross Conduct but thats another story) and Gobshite (perhaps not the most PC of names but damn he can rap!) Chrome has a new EP out on CD and download you should go support here

MGC have an album out soon called "Fun and Games" but I've got a few copies to give to anyone who comes and see's me at The Unseen on Thursday, more details in another post, now enjoy the show

Main Ingredient Radio Show
New Style Radio 98.7FM (West Midlands)
Mon Nights 12 - 2am
01-06-09 w/ Chrome & MGC


Freestyle Professors - Confuse A Few (Freestyle Records)
J.Dilla feat Havoc and Raekwon - 24k Rap (Nature Sounds)
Chrome - Flow Man (Son)

Chrome - Let The Flavour Flow (Son)

MGC - Fast Life (Molestagrittycommitee)

MGC - Get Up Get Over (Molestagrittycommitee)

Chrome - Gimmie That Beat (Home Work Records)

MGC - Beer (Molestagrittycommitee)
Blaq Poet feat Nore - HATE (Year Round)
Oddisee - Drugs Outside Remix

Guilty - Stress

Torae & Marco Polo feat Masta Ace & Sean Price - Hold Up (Fat Beats)

Pete Rock & CL Smooth - The Midnight Wrecka (OLU)

Damu The Fudgemonk - Same Beat (Wonka Beats)

Redman & Methodman - Dangerous Emcees (Def Jam)

Percy Filth - Out Ta Getcha (Aerosolik / Eatgood)

Freestyle w/ Chrome, Gobsh!te & Disebeats

Chrome with an imaginary Baguette
Disebeats on the wheels
Gob's Baguette's bigger
Record Kingz - I Cried (Recordkingz)
MCM feat C-Lone - R.E.A.L. (Headcount)
Nutrageous - Open Mic Night feat Lord Sear (Poor Pocket Muzik)

Delegates Of Culture - Grip (School Bully)

Juice Aleem - U4MI feat Afua (Big Dada)

Serocee, W-iok & Ty - An Ting (Exclusive)

Chrome & Gobshite - Channel U What (Homework Records)

MGC Beer Video

The Unseen this Thursday then DMC Heats this Saturday, proper posts to follow...