FREE MP3 DL: “An Adventure To Pepperland Through Rhyme & Space”

If you read the title and know what Pepperland refers to, then you know it most likely has to do with The Beatles, and it does. Now you look at the graphic and are saying “but wait, I see Ol’ Dirty Bastard here. What’s going on?” In this case, it’s a remix project where Beatles samples were used to create new instrumentals for hip-hop songs. Look at all of the people who are on it, it’s insane. Here’s the track listing:
Part 1
Hello Hello – Edan
Mr Mustard – Big Daddy Kane
Second To None – Rakim
Taxman – The Notorius B.I.G.
Gentle Thief – Nas
Where I’m From – Large Professor
Country Grammar – Talib Kweli & Bun B
Parlay – J-Live
Twist – Salt-N-Pepper
Birthday Dedication – Busta Rhymes
Open Mic Session pt. 1 – Masta Ace, Percee P, Lord Finesse, Frankie Cutlass, Easy Mo Bee & KRS-One
Number Nine – YZ
Self Titled – Heltah Skeltah
Bang Bang – MOP
Pepper – Kool G Rap
Bring Your Friends – Public Enemy
Interlude / Bridge – MC Shan
Last Forever – Artifacts
For The Children – Freddie Foxxx
Ringo’s Big Beat Theme – Spoonie Gee
Hold Poppa’s Large Hand – Ultramagnetic MC’s
Open Mic Session pt. 2 – Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane & Rakim
The End – Run DMC & Afrika Bambaataa
Circles – Wu-Tang Clan
Brooklyn Walrus – Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Buckshot , Masta Ace & Special Ed
Part 2
Secrets – Slick Rick
Beneath The Diamond Sky – The Genius/GZA
Within Tomorrow – Busta Rhymes
The Beginning – Sunz Of Man
Gentle Drama – The RZA & Rugged Monk
Becausizm – KRS-One & Channel Live
Mary Jane – Tha Alkaholiks
Bong Water – Viktor Vaughn
Hold On
Love In Summertime – Ghostface Killah & Beyonce
And I Lover Her Crazy – Jay-Z & Beyonce
Ruffneck Soldier – MC Lyte
Hey! – Beastie Boys
Get Back To The City – Large Professor
Hard To Leave Home – Nas
The Flyest – AZ
And Who? – Heiroglyphics
Lonely Thoughts – The Notorious B.I.G.
Can You Dig It? – Gravediggaz
How To Smile – 2Pac & Scarface
A Day In New York – AZ, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

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FREE MP3 DL: Nas featuring AZ’s “Life’s A Bitch (Sidereal Remix)”

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The song was originally recorded 20 years ago, and its release on Illmatic will celebrate its 20th birthday next April, but now Nas’ “Life’s A Bitch” gets a new musical interpretation courtesy of 17-year old DJ Sidereal. If Sidereal represents the current wave of artists who are forming what’s going on (or will be going on) in today’s hip-hop, the music is in good hands.

VIDEO: AZ’s “Thank You”

You know you have clout when you were a rapper who was considered a pioneer over 15 years ago, and you are able to do a brand new video 15 years later on nothing but a couch while a lady with blue hair is lying down on a nearby bed. That’s the mastery of AZ, who says “Thank You” for everything he has been given. It’s props, and more props will be given when he releases Doe Or Die II later this year.

VIDEO: Raekwon featuring AZ & Altrina Renee’s “86 Remix”

When he’s not too busy buidling a Dutch Master train set, he’s in the studio making new music and this is the result of one of those new songs, a collaboration with AZ and Altrina Renee. It goes back a bit musically and flowlistically speaking, which is why it’s called “86 Remix”. Can you feel it, as if it was The Jacksons? Rub it.