Seattle super producer and self proclaimed “perfect beat writer” Jake One steps from behind the boards to present his own debut full-length album, White Van Music. Polishing his production chops over the last decade, Jake One has crafted the musical soundscapes for everyone from De La Soul (“Rock Co.Kane Flow” feat. MF DOOM) to 50 Cent (“All Of Me” feat. Mary J. Blige). With an impressive and diverse discography Jake One has managed to bring his sound from the underground to the Billboard Top 10 charts. The album contains a cast of legendary guest rappers ranging from some of Hip Hop’s most respected mainstream acts Freeway, Young Buck & Busta Rhymes to underground legends MF DOOM, Black Milk, Nottz, Elzhi, Brother Ali & Little Brother. Jake One’s White Van Music will blur the so called lines between underground and mainstream Hip Hop…just as his stellar production career has.
01. I’m Coming feat. Black Milk & Nottz
02. Gangsta Boy feat. M.O.P.
03. The Truth feat. Freeway & Brother Ali
04. Turn It Down
05. God Like feat. D. Black
06. Bless The Child feat. Little Brother
07. Oh Really feat. Posdnuos & Slug
09. Trap Door feat. MF DOOM
10. Dead Wrong feat. Young Buck
11. Kissin’ The Curb feat. Bishop Lamont & Busta Rhymes
12. How We Ride feat. Freeway
13. White Van feat. Alchemist, Evidence & Prodigy
14. Big Homie Style feat. J. Pinder, GMK & Spaceman
15. Scared feat. Blueprint
16. Great Sound
17. Get ‘Er Done feat. MF DOOM
18. Feelin’ My Shit feat. Casual
19. Soil Raps feat. Keak Da Sneak
20. Glow feat. eLZhi & Royce Da 5?9?
22. Home feat. Vitamin D, C Note, Maine & Ish
Jake One & Muhsinah – You RBMA (not on album)
Six previously unreleased remixes of Mr Oizo, Nelly Furtado, Madvillian, RJD2 and J Dilla. Flying Lotus flips these tracks 360 degrees and creates something totally new, in some cases rendering the originals totally unrecognisable. 500 copies pressed only! Get it on Rushhour.
Flying Lotus – $tunt$[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/september/Flying_Lotus_$tunt$(moovmnt.com).mp3]
Flying Lotus – R2D2[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/september/Flying_Lotus_R2D2(moovmnt.com).mp3]
Hailing from the same Bed-Stuy blocks where The Notorious B.I.G. once roamed comes Spec Boogie, master storyteller and shit-talker extraordinaire. Equally adept at both razor-tongued braggadocio and introspective commentary, he is an artist that shadowboxes his way out of easy classification. Neither preachy nor sensationalist, Spec Boogies remarkable sincerity is the thread that weaves together his music — even the songs that deal with less-than-weighty subject matter inherit the trait of real honesty. Nut-grabbing boasts and masochistic posturing are staples of Hip-Hop, but when Spec Boogie says hes going to throw back a case of Sierra Nevada and steal your woman, goddamn it, you believe it. And when he talks about the tragic moments his young eyes have seen, the phrase old soul seems truly appropriate. A former member of The Sandhogs, a group which included indie favorite Tes-1, Spec Boogie relocated to The City of Brotherly Love in his late teens and eventually connected with Philadelphia heroes ?uestlove and the Grammy Award-winning Roots crew. Polishing his live stage show under the tutelage of the masters, he performed in both Philly and New York during the wildly successful 2000 Okayplayer Tour. But Brooklyn beckoned. Spec Boogie returned home and joined with several like-minded souls to found Loosie Music, a fiercely independent record label, online magazine and booze-addled political cabal. The fledgling label hooked up with Lower East Side boutique Staple Design to release the Grow single, a track that earned Spec Boogie a deluge of critical acclaim and immediately put him on the radar of indie Hip-Hop aficionados as far away as France and Japan. The buzz proved justified, as his dynamic first full-length compilation of material, Fresh Out the Box, moved several thousand copies as a promotional item with Digitalgravel-dot-com and Scifen Clothing. A brilliant live entertainer, Spec Boogie has delivered memorable performances at venues such as Nokia Theatre in Times Square, The Wetlands, Nuyorican Poets Café, Southpaw, The Knitting Factory and Hammerstein Music Hall alongside artists including The Roots, Mark Ronson, Melle Mel, Platinum Pied Pipers, Purple City, Theodore Unit, MF Doom, Little Brother, Pete Rock and Big Daddy Kane. Picture by Corren Conway.
Kidkanevil’s new single Black Bug/When I Dig Feat Kissey & Blu will be released on september 15th.
Kidkanevil – When I Dig Feat. Kissey Asplund & Blu[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/august/Kidkanevil_WhenIDig.mp3]
Fried Cotton is a new collaborative project consisting of Blu,Aimé Cain ,J83 and F-roots. Since J’83 and Aimé Cain work closely with Blu affiliate Co$$ aka Cashiusking under the name Spaceshipstatus a collabo with Blu was meant to happen.
While Blu was in europe during his last tour Aimé reached out to Blu and statemagazine to film a documentary of blu’s stay in the netherlands. That quickly turned in to a documentary of blu and spaceshipstatus making a track together in a studio allong with F-Roots.
The group is currently finishing up their debut E.P. and is planning a tour for the fall season of the year. You will hear that first on MoovmntDotCom. picture by carista naömiHomegrown Video + Trailer
Le n?ko – Up to number 5 in the All City Beat series now, this 45 on 33 comes from French beat maker Le n?ko (Le neko). Unfamilar to most, no doubt, but trust us on this one! He says: “My name is le N?KO, i do the beats my mind and fingers let me do.” We say: A double A with two Slices of bumping broken French fonk “Akedam” and “Apprendre” from the Lyon based producer who has been making some noise online over the last couple of years via myspace and ampsoul radio in particular. He has recently produced a track for Maspyke (ABB) MC Hanif Jamyls summer release “Krushed Grapes” but this is his first solo vinyl release. Release Date: 26/08/2008
Le N?ko – Akedam[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/august/Leneko_Akedam.mp3]
Remix Summer is a new UpMyAlley project. Every few days we will post a remix by one of the UpMyAlley producers for free download. Hubert Daviz, fLako, moO + others…
First one is a Busta Rhymes “Touch It” Remix by fLako.
The Dirty Soul Trilogy is a three album series (1.Electric, 2.Accoustic 3.Live) exploring the alternative end of the soul spectrum. DST is rock & funk & folk/acoustic influenced soulful music that doesn’t fall into RNB and doesn’t fall in underground or “Beat Driven” soul music…it covers some of the most influential artists of the black music genre. Released 20/10/2008 on BBE.
01. You Need Me – Tiombe Lockhart
02. Untitled – Flako & Shuanise
03. Girl Of My Dreams – Coultrain
04. Holl Up’ – JimiJames
05. Noohustle – Bilal Salaam
06. Right Here (Seoul City Refix) – Dj Mitsu The Beats (Feat. Dwele and Neco Redd)
07. Portion No. 9 – OliverDaySoul
08. Pusha Man – Ayah
09. The Uncomfortable Truth [CD only Bonus Track] – Nneka
10. Conflict – Sy Smith
11. Construction – Musinah
12. Get Out Of My Face – Up Hygh (Feat. Melo)
13. p.r.i.t.t.y Boy – HEAVy
14. Is U Rollin? – Sandie Black
15. I Can’t Help Myself – Benny Sings
Flako & Shaunise – Untitled[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/august/fLako_Untitled2.mp3]
DJ Mitsu The Beats – Right Here (Seoul City Refix) Feat. Neco Redd Bling 47 Version, get it here[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/august/DJ_Mitsu_Right_Here(Seoul_Remix).mp3]
Madlib – Beat Konducta Vol. 5: Dil Cosby Suite, Digital album is available for download at Stones Throw.
Featuring J.Rocc. Madlib’s 5th installment of Beat Konducta is his & J.Rocc’s tribute to J Dilla.
Madlib – The Mystery (Dilla’s Still Here)[audio:http://moovmnt.com/download/02_The_Mystery.mp3]
Madlib – Floating Soul (Peace)[audio:http://moovmnt.com/download/12_Floating_Soul.mp3]
88 Keys – A snippet of this song was on Yeezy’s pre-Graudation mixtape “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” . The song is from 88-Keys’ upcoming album “The Death Of Adam” executive produced by Kanye West himself.
1. Madvillain – Butter King Jewels
2. Teengirl Fantasy – Portofino
3. James Pants – Rhythm Track 4
4. Devon – Turnups
5. Professor Ojo – Stepping Off
6. Bullion – Long Promised
7. Kona Triangle – 6
8. Jay Electronica – Posers
9. Nancy Sinatra – Friday’s Child
10. Koushik – Ew
11. Ichiro – 20080815
12. Blu & Exile – Live @ SOB’s 7-13-08*
13. Madlib – Raw Tranquility Pt. 3
14. Yao – Reef
15. Boards of Canada – Trapped
16. Cornelius – Fantasma
17. Johh Mo – Bleep
18. Bobbi Humphrey – San Francisco Lights
19. J Dilla – Star 69 (Kutmah edit)
20. Stark Reality – Say Brother
21. The Jones – Something Stupid edit
22. Planet Lunch – Gramma’s Batch
23. Dd/Mm/Yyyy – So Cold
24. The Mad Lads – Get Out of My Life Woman
25. Al Green – Back Up Train
26. Ghostface – Iron’s Theme (Conclusion)
27. Hubert Daviz – Falling
28. Freedom Power – Privacy
29. Magnum – Natural Juices
30. Dam-Funk – Gangsta’s Touch (I Can’t Hide It)
31. Afta-1 – Love Suite
32. Isaac Hayes – A House Full of Girls
33. D’Angelo – Africa
34. Sun Ra – Friendly Love II
35. Bob Dylan – The Man In Me
36. Bad Medicine – Trespasser
37. The Aggrovators – The Big Apple
38. Declaime – 2MC or Not 2MC (instrumental)
picture by Li Wei