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Monday, February 26, 2007
RIP Skee 64
First off... RIP to Skee 64, a Sacramento heavyweight. Apparently, he passed away yesterday from health problems concerning his liver. Condolences to his family and friends.
Mixtape tracklist: 1. Balance-The Rap Game Needs Me 2. Mitchy Slick-Got Snow 3. Omar Cruz ft. Ya Boy-We Rydaz 4. Balance ft. Chace Infinite-Bay 2 LA 5. Keak Da Sneak-That Go 6. Bishop Lamont-No Stopping Carson 7. Young Buck ft. Kokane-Haters 8. Balance-Fly 9. Clyde Carson-2 Step 10. Balance ft. Rank 1 & Glasses Malone-Get Low 11. Young Buck-Niggas Change 12. Husalah-Yo 13. Messy Marv ft. Keak Da Sneak & Psd-Cuz Cuz 14. Balance-Slaps 15. Mistah Fab-Hella Dumb 16. Turftalk-Got Me Goin 17. Mistah Fab-Ghost Ride It 18. Keak Da Sneak-Hyphy Hyphy 19. G Stack ft. Kaz Kyzah & Eddie Projects-18 Go Dumb 20. Balance-Boomin System 21. Balance-Terminator 22. Messy Marv-See Me 23. Balance ft. Problem-Weight 24. Parker Brothaz-Blah Blah 25. Problem-Who Wanna Problem 26. Talib Kweli ft. Strong Arm Steady-Function 27. Balance-Summer Time 28. Dow Jones + Balance-The Rap Game Needs Me Outro
Snippet track list: 1. Donuts And Coffee 2. 1 Fo The Mob w/ Husalah 3. Girlfriend 4. Fed Ex w/ The Game, Sean T 5. Ignorant w/ Lee Majors 6. Pimp Music w/ Lee Majors, KMX 7. Mainey Muzik w/ Lee Majors, Mistah FAB, Stizon Skrilla, Kobra Abysmal 8. It Might Go Down w/ Prohoezak
Related: www.myspace.com/mdash707 And finally, here's a new video for "Here To Stay" from Vallejo rapper, Topkat. I've never heard of this cat until I saw this video, but I'm looking forward to hearing more. Real, solid, non-hyphy song and top quality video. Apparently, he has an album titled Somethin' In The Music dropping April 24th on GMG/SickMix/Koch.
Hey you fucks!!! I went and got myself a goddamned myspace page. I don't really know why, but I was bored a few weeks ago so here you go... http://www.myspace.com/strivin_doxx
Add that mufucka.
Two of my favorite up and coming Bay Area cats are Young Rebz aka Lil' Rebel from Richmond and Taj-He-Spitz from Fairfield. Well, what do you know? They decided to do a track together and the title and subject matter are right up my alley... "Anti-Hyphy." Download it here.
Don't know much about this cat Graph from New York, but here's a nice new track from him called "Glow In The Dark." Download it here. Hopefully his label, Black Hand Entertainment, contacts me soon with some more info and songs.
And here's another cat from Black Hand Entertainment by the name of Prinz... His new track is called "In My Heaven." Solid track. Download it here.
Here's Mistah FAB's debut video with Atlantic Records for "Ghost Ride It."
And how 'bout a goddamn mini-mixtape from Hell Razah?
February 2007- Brooklyn, NY ––As fans eagerly anticipate the release of Hell Razah's debut album Renaissance Child, he offers this free mini-mixtape (mixed by winner of Justo's Mixtape Awards, DJ Rated R) to hold the fans over. This 9 song tribute to the golden era finds Razah dropping a medley of gems over those timeless, classic '88 style beats. "I wanted to take it back to when it was just about beats and rhymes. It was that whole Marley Marl era that had the most influence." explains Razah. Back into the Renaissance contains remakes of songs from greats like Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap & Public Enemy and is a telltale sign that for this Brooklyn MC, hip-hop is back from the dead. Best known for his integral role as a member of the late-'90s Wu-Tang Clan spin off group Sunz Of Man(over 350,000 units sold!), Hell Razah readies himself to unleash his solo debut, Renaissance Child, Feb 20th on Nature Sounds, and will be available at fine retailers across the country.
This little iPod thingamajig is my new favorite toy. I'll pretty much always have 10 tracks in rotation on it so be sure to click the ">>" button to scroll through all of them. I'll have some classics on there as well as some rare treats for ya.
The STRIVIN' blog first started out as an exclusively Bay Area hip hop blog, but I decideded that there's so much more out there that I want to talk about so I've expanded my focus to cover music from all over the place. My mind is open and I hope the minds of my readers are open as well. Plus I've decided to post about other shit whenever the hell I want. That includes beer, movies, food, bitches, my drinking escapades, random thoughts, biased opinions, more beer and some other shit. Have no fear though, I do still love Bay Area hip hop so it'll always have a place at STRIVIN'.
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