The ReIntro Part 2 – DJ Franchise

The ReIntro Part 2 ends my two-part mix for my fellow lovers of hip-hop who are hesitant to give the new generation of MCs, DJs, and producers an open ear (much less heart).  Like many of us who grew up on this culture, we’ve been scorned. We see the art being substituted for commerce. Our exclusive “club” of friends and associates who you recognized loved hip-hop because of the way they nodded their head is now accessible to your grandparents and other unrecognizables. My effort here is to let my circle of influencers, my 5%ers, know that the music we love is well and strong. The quality is now in the minority but the impact is no less effective.  While Part 1 focused on earning your respect and was a subtle, approachable blend; Part 2 pushes the listener to engage in the lyrics and beats like we did when we walked the streets with headphones or in our rooms with speakers on blast.  Partake!  Tracklisting after the jump.

The ReIntro Part 2 – DJ Franchise

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The ReIntro Part 1 – DJ Franchise

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Posted on December 10th, 2010

Ghostface gives new news & music

While Kanye is taking alot of the hip-hop world’s attention, Ghostface is quietly building the buzz for his album next month called The Apollo Kids. The vid above describes that the Apollo Kids is a just a “warm-up”, which I will suppose for Rae’s “Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang” album. After the jump, I got the behind the scenes video for Ghostface’s new joint “Purified Thoughts”. Don’t think its on the album but he got to finish the project he did for that RED Bull Winner. “Together Baby’ IS off the new Apollo Kids album. Props to NR.

Ghostface Killah – Together Baby (Dirty)

Ghostface – Purified Thoughts (prod. Frank Dukes)

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Posted on November 9th, 2010

Frank Dukes X Ghostface Killah (Red Bull Video)

Red Bull has really made their mark as a corporate brand truly supporting hip-hop at its roots. The winner of the 2009 Red Bull Big Tune Producer batter, Frank Dukes, got to choose an MC he wanted to work with as prize for winning the battle. Who’d he choose? Ghostface Killah. Its a dope video to inspire. More at Nah Right.

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Posted on August 4th, 2010

Hip-Hop Confessions – Episode #5

Another installment of Skillz’s Hip-Hop Confessions. He’s got a really good thing going with these episodes. This one is producer heavy with Sean C, D-Dot, and also, Young Chris from the Young Gunz. The explanation to Cherchez LaGhost’s lyrics are explained. As always, I give you one of mine everytime, here it goes…. I believe that the chorus to Electric Relaxation is “relax yourself girl, preset plan”. Anyone else with me?

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Posted on May 4th, 2010

Wu-Massacre – Our Dreams (Video)

In honor of the release of Wu-Massacre from Method Man, Ghostface, & Raekwon, I present to you the “Our Dreams” video. I’ve heard bits and pieces of the album but stayed away from downloading it to support the crew. Directed by Rik Cordero, this keeps in the same Se7en theme that the trailers did a few months ago. Enjoy and support!

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Posted on March 30th, 2010

Wu-Massacre Cover Art

How ill is this cover? Reminds of the superhero campaign that Def Jam did back in ’96.  All the info you need to know here.

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Posted on February 16th, 2010

Wu-Massacre – Our Dreams

Do I really need to say much about this? Don’t be dumb. Just get it. Nation, I thank you, brotha. Plus a bonus!

Wu-Massacre – Our Dreams

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Posted on January 20th, 2010

Raekwon, Ghostface, Method Man & U-God – Clap 2010

Wu’s own DJ & Producer, Mathematics, put together an album of self-produced beats featuring the whole Wu and dope line-up.  Check it out here. The Clap 2010 is dope beat w/ Rae showing some tenacity with his flow.  Not a classic but something to keep your mouth watering for that Wu-Massacre album. Don’t worr, U-God has very little to say on this joint.  He doesn’t ruin it.  I know what you were thinking because I thought it, too.

Raekwon, Ghostface, Method Man & U-God – Clap 2010

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Posted on January 13th, 2010

Wu-Massacre – Meth Vs. Chef Pt. 2

I think its fitting for my 1,000th post that I bring it back to the Wu.  Especially with a song that connects me back to one of my favorite Wu CDs, “Tical”. I would’ve like to post about Jessica Alba on my 1000th but A new Wu joint will work just fine.  This is album is almost immune to mediocrity. Props to Nation for helping me hit this milestone.

Wu Massacre – Meth vs. Chef Part 2

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Posted on December 10th, 2009

The Wu-Massacre – Trailer Part 3

The date got pushed back but I am still very excited for this. Genius marketing. Stay Tuned. And sorry, I’ve been slacking on the posting. Life has got me hustling but I am coming back this week. Thanks for staying supportive. Random note, I met Kevin Periera from Attack of the Show fame (the one with Olivia Munn) this weekend.  He was at Sugar Lounge where I was DJing.  Real cool dude and gave me twitter shout out on my set.  I thought that was kinda cool. Just sharing. 🙂

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Posted on November 30th, 2009