Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Rapaholic™ Present: Bishop Lamont & Black Milk - Caltroit

Black Milk Presents-Caltroit
Label................: Music House
Genre................: Hip-Hop
StoreDate...........: Dec-24-2007
Source...............: CDDA
Size.................: 87,9 MB
Total Playing Time...: 75:06
01. Caltroit - Murder Hextro 02:16
02. Caltroit - Caltroit (feat. Indef & Chevy Jones) 03:31
03. Caltroit - On Top Now (feat. Stat Quo) 04:05
04. Caltroit - Inconvenient Truth 04:27
05. Caltroit - Bad Girl 03:59
06. Caltroit - Goatit (feat. Phat Kat & Elzhi) 05:33
07. Caltroit - Go Hard (feat. Rass Kass & Royce Da 5'9") 04:33
08. Caltroit - Mouth Music (feat. Guilty Simpson & Busta Rhymes) 05:27
09. Caltroit - Juggernauts (feat. Young Dre, Glasses Malone, & 40 Glocc) 04:16
10. Caltroit - 4 All My Niggaz (feat. Planet Asia, Mistah Fab, & Ya Boy) 04:43
11. Caltroit - I Need It (feat. Ras Kass) 04:07
12. Caltroit - Bang That Shit Out (feat. Diverse) 03:59
13. Caltroit - If You Ready (feat. T3, Illa J, & Kardinal Offishall) 04:55
14. Caltroit - Ape Shit 03:09
15. Caltroit - Everything (feat. Kardinal Offishall) 04:41
16. Caltroit - Not The Way (feat. Mike Ant) 03:49
17. Caltroit - Get Em (feat. Fattfather, Marv One, & Trick Trick) 03:23
18. Caltroit - Spectacular (feat. Busta Rhymes, Illa J, & Frank Nitty) 04:13

Monday, December 17, 2007

Rapaholic™ Present: Saigon - The Moral Of The Story

Title [The Moral Of The Story]
Artist [Saigon]
Label [Fort Knocks Ent.]
Genre [Hip-Hop]
Quality/Size [44.1 @VBR 56,9 MB]
Ripped [12-14-2007 ]
Grabbed from [CDDA]
Enc [Lame 3.97 V2 ]
01 04:06 Saigon Ft. Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz - Come On Baby (Remix)
02 03:44 Saigon Ft. Tre Williams - What A Life
03 02:53 Saigon - The South, The West, The East Coast
04 02:11 Saigon - Saigon Meets Just Blaze
05 03:05 Saigon - Get Mine and Go
06 03:27 Saigon - Wake Up
07 04:08 Saigon - In A Mess
08 03:03 Saigon - I Know
09 04:00 Saigon Ft. Al B Sure - Homegirl
10 01:53 Saigon Ft. Grand Puba - Who Can Get Busy
11 03:54 Saigon - Anybody Can Get It
12 02:38 Saigon - How We Get Down
13 03:13 Saigon Ft. Memphis Bleek - Ryders
14 03:53 Saigon Ft. Obie Trice - Wanna Know
15 01:36 Saigon - Rap and Bullshit Part 2
16 03:21 Saigon Ft. Jovan Dais - Reason Season Lifetime
17 01:10 Saigon - Just Blaze Speaks
This Bootleq is damn hot...grab that urgently!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

"Cyrus Tha Great" Presents: Film Skool Rejekts

1. Cyrus Speaks (Intro)
2. Rappin’ On Acid (I’m Eat-Ting Food) (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
3. Pow Pow (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
4. No! (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
5. Websters (Prod. By J Dilla)
6. Cyrus Talks MIXTAPES (Skit)
7. Cyber Punk (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
8. 3 Wisemen (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
10. F.S Carry The R (Teaser Snippet) (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
11. Sickfit (Prod. By Madlib)
12. Walk With Us (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
13. Words from L.A. (skit)
14. Big Binoculars (Prod. By Dr.Dre)
15. Cyrus Says NO! 2 Drugs (Skits)
16. Montega (Prod. Cyrus Tha Great)
17. Fake Friends (featuring CRISIS) (Teaser Snippet) (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
18. The Real (DJ Prince and Sheen Philips) (Prod. By Majestic)
19. The Champ (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
20. New Machines (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
21. Daytona 2008 (Prod. By RZA)
22. Timbz and Hoodies (Prod. by Cyrus Tha Great)
23. Radio Homicide (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
24. Sheen Philips WSHA 88.9 promo
25. WSHA 88.9 Freestyle (Sheen Philips and DJ Prince)
26. Time Freezer (Teaser Snippet) (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
27. NJ/Mass State Of Mind (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
28. Church (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
29. Cyrus leaves (Outro)

Yaw yaw yaw...pay attention 4 this hot mixtape...big ups 2 Cyrus, dawg ur great 4 real...yall have 2 grab this and hit the props with your comments...show sum respect!

As Salaam Aleikum!


Monday, December 10, 2007

MC Lyte

MC Lyte was one of the first female rappers to point out the sexism and misogyny that often runs rampant in hip-hop, often taking the subject head on lyrically in her songs and helping open the door for such future artists as Queen Latifah and Missy Elliott. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Lyte began rhyming at the age of 12, which eventually led to a single, "I Cram to Understand U," which led to a recording contract with the First Priority label. MC Lyte's debut full-length, Lyte As a Rock, surfaced in 1988, while a follow-up, Eyes on This, followed a year later. Both discs are considered to be the finest of the rapper's career, especially her sophomore effort, which spawned the hit single "Cha Cha Cha" (peaking at number one on the rap charts) and the anti-violence track "Cappucino." Lyte turned to Bell Biv DeVoe's writers and producers Wolf & Epic for her third release overall, 1991's Act Like You Know, a more soul music-based work than its predecessors and in 1993, issued Ain't No Other (the album's popular single, "Ruffneck," earned a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Single and turned out to be the first gold single ever achieved by a female rap artist). By the mid-'90s, Lyte had relocated to a new record label, Elektra/Asylum, issuing such further releases as 1996's Bad As I Wanna B, which featured a duet with Missy Elliott on the track "Cold Rock a Party," and 1998's Seven & Seven, which included further guest appearances by Elliott, as well as Giovanni Salah and LL Cool J, the latter of which produced the track "Play Girls Play." In addition to her own albums, MC Lyte has teamed with other artists from time to time, including Atlanta's Xscape on the Soul Train Award-winning "Keep on Keepin' On" (a track that also appeared on the Sunset Park soundtrack and became Lyte's second gold single), and has tried acting, appearing on several TV shows, including such comedies as Moesha and In the House, plus the crime drama New York Undercover. Lyte has also put aside time to become active in several social projects/organizations, including anti-violence campaigns, Rock the Vote, and AIDS benefits. In 2001, Rhino Records issued the 16-track career overview The Very Best of MC Lyte. Lyte then mounted a comeback in 2003 with Da Undaground Heat,Vol. 1.

In the earliest years of the hip-hop game, women were quite frequently overlooked until a new breed of female lyricist came along and gave the proverbial middle finger to a male-dominated game. MC Lyte's debut ushered in the era of the female MC -- confident, brazen, and not afraid to put male MCs in their misogynist place without flinching. The album starts off with a rather slow introduction before kicking things into high gear with the now classic title track, which put Lyte in the center of a media frenzy. With Lyte reasserting her femininity over and over again without compromising production quality or lyric delivery, Lyte as a Rock has aged better than most records that came out during hip-hop's formative years, although at certain moments it has become dated since its release. But what has aged is more than compensated by the classic tunes and the disc's potent historical impact on a generation of women MCs. A classic.

MC Lyte - Eyes on This (1989: First Priority)
A rapper with considerable technique and a fine sense of humor, Lyte was one of the most highly regarded female MCs of the late '80s and early '90s -- especially on the East Coast. Eyes on This, the Brooklyn native's second album, tends to be one-dimensional lyrically -- she spends too much time bragging about how superior her rapping skills are and how inept sucker MCs are. Though it's hard not to admire the technique and strong chops she displays on such boasting fare as "Shut the Eff Up! (Hoe)" -- a an attack on Lyte's nemesis Antoinette -- and "Slave 2 the Rhythm," she's at her best when telling some type of meaningful story. Undeniably, the CD's standout track is "Cappucino," an imaginative gem in which Lyte stops by a Manhattan cafe and gets caught in the crossfire of rival drug dealers. In the afterlife, she asks herself: "Why, oh why, did I need cappucino?" Were everything on the album in a class with "Cappucino," it would have been an outstanding album instead of simply a good one.

MC Lyte - Act Like You Know (Sep 17, 1991: First Priority)
Though highly respected in rap's hardcore, MC Lyte was never a platinum seller. Atlantic Records no doubt encouraged her to be more commercial on her third album, Act like You Know — a generally softer, more melodic and often R&B-ish effort than either of her first two LPs. But even so, the album is far from a sellout — Lyte's music still has plenty of bite, substance and integrity. Like before, she's at her best when telling some type of story instead of simply boasting about her rapping skills. Especially riveting are "Eyes Are the Soul" (a poignant reflection on the destruction caused by crack cocaine), "Lola at the Copa" (a warning about how a one-night-stand can lead to AIDS); and "Poor Georgie," which describes a young man's life and death in the fast lane. Lyte's change of direction proved to be short-lived — with her next album, Ain't No Other, she returned to hardcore rap in a big way.

MC Lyte - Aint No Other (1993; First Priority)
Whenever a hardcore rapper becomes more commercial, hip-hop's hardcore is likely to cry "sellout." That's exactly what happened to MC Lyte when she increased her R&B/pop appeal with 1991's Act Like You Know. The album wasn't without grit or integrity and even had some strong sociopolitical numbers, but hip-hop purists can be every bit as rigid as jazz purists — and they tend to be wary of any attempt to cross over. So in 1993, Lyte ditched the pop elements and emphasized hardcore rap on Ain't No Other. The song that did the most to define the album was "Ruffneck," a catchy, inspired single that found Lyte expressing her preference for ragamuffin street kids from the inner city. "Ruffneck" expressed Lyte's allegiance to hip-hop's hardcore, and she's equally rugged and hard-edged on tunes like "Fuck that Motherfucking Bullshit," "Hard Copy," and "Brooklyn." As a bonus track, First Priority includes a remix of "I Cram to Understand U," the song that had put Lyte on the map in 1987. Not earth-shattering but generally decent, Ain't No Other will appeal to those who prefer Lyte's more hardcore side.

MC Lyte - Bad as I Wanna B (Aug 27, 1996; East West)
MC Lyte's Bad As I Wanna B suffers from stilted production, conventional musical ideas and over-reaching lyrics. It is clear that MC Lyte wants to restore the luster to her career, but she is not sure how. So, she surrounds herself with top-flight producers, who such away the passion from her music. Sure, there's a couple of good hooks and funky beats on Bad As I Wanna B, but for the most part, it's lacking in soul.

MC Lyte - Seven & Seven (Aug 18, 1998; East West)
Ten years after releasing her first album, MC Lyte delivered Seven & Seven, her sixth album. During that time, Lyte remained remarkably unchanged, and Seven & Seven proves to be startlingly similar to the slick, R&B-influenced hip-hop she's been turning out since Lyte as a Rock. At times, that's not too bad, but the album's exhausting 77-minute running length makes the similarity of the material a little numbing. There are good songs buried in the album, to be sure — it just takes too much time to dig them out.

MC Lyte - Da Undaground Heat, Vol. 1 (Mar 18, 2003; IMusic)
Four and a half years after parting ways with EastWest (a subsidiary of major label Warner) in the wake of the commercial disappointment of her last album, Seven & Seven, MC Lyte, at the advanced age of 31, attempts a comeback with Da Undaground Heat, Vol. 1. Pacting with the production team Maad Phunk!, she benefits from contemporary-sounding beats and gimmicks. But her own rap approach remains determinedly old school. She is still relentlessly self-congratulatory, praising and mythologizing herself in a style reminiscent of her 1980s origins. An obnoxious, repetitive bit finds her listening to answering-machine messages from various peers delivering eulogies to her. The best and most unusual track is "Boy Like That," which uses a sample of the song by the same name from West Side Story. But for the most part, Da Undaground Heat, Vol. 1, for all its claims to be an update and return to form, is a throwback from an artist unable to keep up with the fast-moving trends in hip-hop.