Thursday, March 31, 2011

Album: ScienZe - Hall Pass (2010)


It's becoming rarer and rarer that you come across a new hip hop artist that really respects the roots of hip hop and really shows it throw their music, but ScienZe does just that and he does it well for all 16 tracks. He dropped a free mixtape "Hall Pass" late last year that seems largely slept on by the hip hop community. Wake up people. 

Take the video and song "History (Play By Play)" below as an example of how MCing should be done; painting the visual narrative, use of creative wordplay, and evoking emotions with a personal message. This really brings about a potent feeling of nostalgia for the birth of hip hop. His flow is honest and seemingly effortless. The beat is driving and the perfect blend of sounds. Been on repeat all day and hope it does for you what it does for me.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Video: Jay-Z & Jimi Hendrix - A Watchtower Problem (Nasty P Mashup)


Shouts to RemixTheVideo for putting me onto this mashup of my favorite Jimi Hendrix song mixed with one of Jay-Z's most controversial and perhaps best video. Now, I've never been a fan of the original beat of HOV's "99 Problems", so any remix of the song comes to welcome ears. However, not that many people have succeeded with a remix that actually sounds appropriate to the tone of the song (huge exception being DJ Roli Fingaz remix with Talib Kweli's "Get By" beat which you can download on my Filet-o-Mix: Jay-Z - The BLACK[EST] Album). However, this remix really kicks ass and makes watching the video for the song way more fun. This is a jewel. Enjoy.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Video: Turn My Dreams Into Reality

 New Looptroop Album 2011 
"Professional Dreamers"

There are days when you just can't seem to figure out what you're doing with your life or where you're going, but you know where you want to be... or at least you think that you do. The first video below is for all you daydreamers thinking about making it to the "big time" and the second video is for all my people who realize that they're already there because they are striving everyday for something that they believe in. "We've been on this trip with no end station, seems hopeless, but this is the destination". Life's a journey, so let the music convince you that you're already living the dream. And if you're not yet, then what are you waiting for?

David Dallas - Big Time (Video)

Download: David Dallas - Big Time (Produced by Forty One) [right click to save]

Looptroop Rockers - Professional Dreamers (Video)

Download: Looptroop Rockers - Professional Dreamers [right click to save]

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

100 New Songs For Mardi Gras 2011 (#NewMusicFriday?)

100 New Songs for Mardi Gras 2011

Do you know what it's like to have an addiction? If you do, then you'll know that you can try to quit cold turkey, but once you get that craving and that first hit, it's full on relapse. For me, the past 48 hours have been nothing short of a hip hop bender. The start of 2011 had brought me such a busy work schedule that I was forced to put all of my new music listening and downloading on the back burner and haven't posted new music since #NewMusicFriday - 12/24/10 (where I recap the best new hip hop leaks each week and some random finds along the way). However, consider this post my very strong attempt to catch up on 10 weeks of hip hop in 2 days by bringing you 100 fresh new songs just in time for Mardi Gras!

In all honesty, you will not find another hip hop blog with a recap like this. Most blogs give you one song per post and more often than not, it sucks. Here are 100 tracks new hand-picked tracks from the well known to the up-and-coming MC's and producers. This is proof that hip hop is thriving well in 2011. All the below songs listed here were offered for free on referring websites and appear below in alphabetical order. Stream all the songs as a single playlist below or download the whole bunch for your collection at the 3 links below. And if you love it, help me keep real hip hop alive and support HeadPhoneHome.com by sharing this post and my vision.

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1. 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) - The Money Is Reality Ft. Action Bronson
2. A.G. (of D.I.T.C.) – I’m A Beast (Prod. by Mike The Martyr)
3. A.G. (of D.I.T.C.) – Where You Been (Prod. by Mike The Martyr)
4. Ab-Soul Ft. Kendrick Lamar – Moscato (Prod. by Tae Beast)
5. Action Bronson – Barry Horowitz
6. Actual Proof - Let Cha Know Ft. Big Remo (Prod. by Khrysis)
7. Big K.R.I.T. - Dreamin'
8. Big K.R.I.T. - Good Foot
9. Blu – Amnesia (Remind)
10. Busta Rhymes - The Heist (Ft. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon & Roc Marciano) (Unreleased DJ Premier Remix) (Radio Rip)
11. C-Rayz Walz – The Fif (Prod. DJ Smoke)
12. Chubb Rock & Wordsmith – Back In (Remix) Ft. Jakk Frost & Sha Stimuli
13. Chuuwee – JJ Evans
14. Chuuwee – Slow Down
15. Cise - In Search of Hip-Hop
16. Co$$ – All I Do (Prod. by M.I.C.)
17. Co$$ – Angelic Ft. Blu (Prod. by Alphabet 4)
18. Co$$ Ft. Freddie Gibbs - Gone
19. CunninLynguists – Stars Shine Brightest Ft. Rick Warren
20. CunninLynguists Ft. Freddie Gibbs – Hard As They Come (Act I)
21. D-Wirks – Time
22. DJ Quik Ft. Gift Reynolds – Luv Of My Life
23. Dyme Def – Know That
24. El Gant - Problems Ft. J57 & Tek (Prod. by J57)
25. Emilio Rojas – Look At Me Now (Prod. by M-Phazes)
26. Emilio Sparks – Cloudkickin’ Ft. Smoke DZA & Den10
27. Eminem - Difficult (Proof Tribute)
28. Eminem – 2.0 Boys Ft. Slaughterhouse & Yelawolf
29. Eminem Ft. Jazmine Sullivan - Cocaine
30. Fashawn - Just Another Day Ft. Gilbere Forte (Prod. by Necronan Beats)
31. Fashawn, Buff 1 & Scheme – Theme Music (Prod. by DJ Babu)
32. Fat Joe – Pushing Keys Ft. Raekwon
33. Freddie Joachim - Quick (Instrumental)
34. Freeway & Statik Selektah Ft. Lil Fame & Termanology - From The Street
35. Fresh Daily – Second Hand High Ft. Nicholas Ryan (Prod. by Benamin)
36. GILBERE FORTE' - VERITAS
37. Grieves & Budo – Pack it Up
38. H.O.P.E. – I Do It
39. Horse Shoe Gang – Paper Planes Ft. Crooked I
40. Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz – Children of God (Prod. by Ill Bill)
41. J57 - Beyond The Infinite Pt. 2 (Ft P.SO & Fresh Daily)
42. J57 - Lights Out Ft. Skyzoo
43. Jadakiss - Lil Bruh
44. Jae Millz - Potent
45. Jay-Z & Kanye West – H.A.M.
46. Joe Budden – Ordinary Love Shit Pt. 2
47. John Regan - Reganomics
48. Jon Connor – Epic Remix Ft. Scram Jones & Styles P (Prod. by Optiks)
49. Jon Connor Ft. Elite - Keep Your Head (Prod. by Elite)
50. Kidz In The Hall - So Amazin
51. Koncept - Things You Do
52. Large Professor – Rap Professional (AOL Throwback Remix)
53. Logics - Focused Ft. Geo (of Blue Scholars)
54. Mac Miller – She Said (Prod. by Khrysis)
55. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Wings
56. Malcolm & Martin – Stand 4 Something (Prod. by DJ Revolution)
57. Mally & The Sundance Kid - Cloud Culture
58. Mistah F.A.B. - Boom Bap (Prod. by Ekzakt)
59. Mistah F.A.B. - She Dont Belong to Me (Ft. London)
60. Mos Def – Cream Of The Planet (Prod. by Ski Beatz)
61. Muneshine & Vinyl Frontiers - Freeze
62. Murs – Varsity Blues 2 (Prod. Aesop Rock)
63. Najee – To Tomorrow (A Hip Hop Toast) Ft. Nitty Scott, MC
64. Nas Ft. Swizz Beatz - Top Down (Original Version).com
65. One-2 – Half Man Ft. Crooked I (Prod. Komplex)
66. Pac Div - Your Fucking Song
67. Pharoahe Monch – Black Hand Side Ft. Phonte & Styles P
68. Pharoahe Monch – Clap (One Day) Ft. Showtyme & DJ Boogie Blind (Prod. M-Phazes)
69. Phil Ade – Phillin’ Em
70. Picaso - Wherez My Homiez 2010 (Ft. Thr33zy McFly &A.T.)
71. Punch Ft. Kendrick Lamar – Project Window (Prod. by Sounwave)
72. Raekwon Ft. Ghostface & Rick Ross - Molasses
73. Rapper Big Pooh - Freebasin' Ft. Carlitta Durand
74. Reks – T.K.O. Ft. JFK
75. Saigon - On My Way
76. Saigon – Too Long Ft. Black Thought
77. ScienZe – It All Starts Ft. L.A. (Prod. by Audible Doctor)
78. Sene - Motive (Prod. by NoGames)
79. Sha Stimuli – Move Back Ft. Freeway & Young Chris (Prod. by Just Blaze)
80. Slaughterhouse – Back On The Scene Ft. Dres
81. Slaughterhouse – Sun Doobie (Prod. by Mr. Porter)
82. Slaughterhouse Ft. The LOX - Put Some Money On It (Remix)
83. Smoke DZA - The Early Days Of George (Prod. by Hi-Tek)
84. Snoop Dogg – I Don’t Need No Bitch Ft. Devin The Dude & Kobe (Prod. by DJ Khalil)
85. Soul Khan - Shot Glass Magnified (Audible Doctor Remix) Feat. Sene
86. Soul Khan - Soulstice II
87. Strong Arm Steady Ft. Casey Veggies & Picaso – Do Ya Thang Girl
88. Strong Arm Steady Ft. Marsha Ambrosius – When Darkness Falls
89. Tassho Pearce – For the Love of Hip-Hop Ft. Prie
90. Terrace Martin – Get Bizy (Ft. Kurupt, Bad Lucc, Kendrick Lamar)
91. The Niceguys – Somebody Ft. Lee Lonn Walker
92. WrittenHouse - Melodi
93. Writtenhouse - Sticky
94. Writtenhouse - XL
95. XV - Finally Home Ft. Machine Gun Kelly (Prod. by Cook Classics)
96. XV – All For Me Ft. CyHi Da Prynce, Vado & Erin Cristine (Prod. Omen & Audio BLK)
97. Y-O (of U-N-I) – Blinded
98. YC The Cynic – More & More Ft. Von Pea, Soul Khan & Sene (Prod. by J57)
99. Yonas – Fall Back
100. Zion I & The Grouch – Rockit Man Ft. Silk-E

Happy Mardi Gras!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Filet-o-Mix 15: Pete's Extremely Bootleg Essentials


I have a mixtape to share with you that is extremely personal and dear to my heart. The above is a picture of the actual cassette tape on which this mix resides and the paper below is the handwritten tracklist given to me for my 14th birthday by one of my best friends at the time, Pete. I can just imagine it now; Pete recording this mix in his room hitting pause-record on his boombox transferring each song individually from CD to blank cassette tape. This was around the last time cassette's were used for making mixtapes.


Pete was WAYYY ahead of the curve with his taste in hip hop at the age of 14. He was listening to the classics and yet, back then, many weren't even considered classics yet. You can thank Pete for being my musical mentor over a decade ago, shaping me to be the obsessed hip hop junkie that I am today. His influence drips through every track that I post on HeadPhoneHome and his two Technics 1200 turntables now reside in my basement and serve as a reminder that hip hop lives through those that keep it alive. The phenomenal mixtape below has not been taken off the cassette, but rather I have compiled all the digital versions for your enhanced listening pleasure.

Tracklist
01 De La Soul - D.A.I.S.Y. Age
02 Eric B. & Rakim - Move The Crowd
03 De La Soul - Oodles Of O's
04 Gang Starr - Above The Clouds Ft. Inspectah Deck
05 Notorious B.I.G. - Unbelievable
06 Common - I Used To Love H.E.R.
07 The Pharcyde - Return Of The B-Boy
08 Eric B. & Rakim - Let The Rhythm Hit 'em
09 High & Mighty - BBoy Document '99 Ft. Skillz & Mos Def
10 Dr. Octagon - Earth People
11 Company Flow - Bad Touch Example
12 Public Enemy - Bring The Noise
13 Organized Konfusion - Sin
14 Nas - N.Y. State Of Mind
15 Dr. Dooom - I Run Rap
16 Thirstin Howl III - Brooklyn Hard Rock Ft. Unique London
17 Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagon
18 Company Flow - Info Kill II
19 Eric B. & Rakim - Lyrics Of Fury
20 Company Flow - Tragedy Of War

Share it. Don't be selfish.

-Filet Of Sole

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