In honor of keeping a tradition alive of dropping some free music on my birthday (May 10) as a way of saying “Thank You” to anyone that has supported my music & my musical career, I wanted to share this unreleased 2008 project that I did with my good friend, Frank Nitt of Frank N Dank fame. We only made 8 songs with some skits in between & no one has ever heard this EP until now. This was made on saw “raw sh*t” vibe, not giving a f*ck…we even played this EP for a certain “Beat Conducta” while we would hang out at The Do-Over during the summer of 2009, hence the “What’s up to Otis” line in the Intro song. Our unreleased EP would also be the catalyst & sparked the collabo between Frank & Mr. Otis Jackson Jr (“Medicine Show #9: Nittyville). – Rhett (Read his full write-up over at RIK)
Trek Life's new album with Duke Westlake "Hometown Foreigner" is out everywhere now, but we wanted to take a moment for people to hear the mixtape DJ Rhettmatic of the world famous Beat Junkies put together featuring some of Trek's greatest moments. The mixtape (playing off the album title Hometown Foriegner) is called "Hometown Heroes" and was originally released only as an actual mixTAPE. We pressed it on limited edition cassette, then Rhettmatic himself promoted the tape at SXSW this year. The original tape version is also available for free when you pick up the new album on CD. But for people today, we wanted everyone to have a chance to hear the magic with a free download. The mixtape features Oddisee and Exile among others, as well as production from Evidence, DJ Babu, Duke Westlake, and more, and of course cuts and mixing by DJ Rhettmatic.
Crate Diggers profiles people with extraordinary vinyl record collections, with owners displaying and telling the stories behind their collections. In this episode, DJ Rhettmatic shows off his favorite records, including a rare promotional copy of Prince's "The Family." He also talks about the history of the Beat Junkie crew wearing Green Lantern rings.
Produced by J Rawls & DJ Rhettmatic.
I know today is Valentine's Day, so Happy Valentine's Day to all the lovers around the world. Me personally, I don't really like to celebrate Valentine's Day…..i tend to have some bad memories due to Cupid's sadistic jokes on me (I usually like to choke Cupid out like a MMA fighter...LOL!) So instead, i celebrate Dilla Month during the month of February. My good friend, James Yancey, better known to the world as J Dilla, was an Aquarius; born on Feb 7, 1974, but ironically passed away on February 10, 2006, due to complications from Lupus. He passed away 3 days after his birthday when he released his final album "Donuts"…….Even though Dilla was from & repped Detroit to the fullest, he also called Los Angeles his home where he was really appreciated out here. And as for his request, Dilla asked to buried in LA. Dilla was buried in the hills of Glendale, Ca; which ironically on Valentine's Day, on a beautiful sunny day, with two heart shaped clouds that was made by sky writers.
Anyways, here's a new installment of the "Whutupdoe" Mix Volume 2……i made this late last night into the early morning, just for all you Dilla heads & music lovers alike. You'll hear some familiar beats/songs, as well as some Dilla treats that you might have or have not heard. From soulful type beats to club bangers….and if you know Dilla, you would know that he got a sense of humor as well as a fetish for the Female's Glutius Maximus…..Personally, i still think my fellow Beat Junnkie & brother, the Funky President J.Rocc, can make a better Dilla mix than me & anyone out there, with a exception of Houseshoes & others. But i was inspired to make this…..I try to go for a longer mix but i was getting sleepy….Ha! Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy the mix…this one is for you….and this one is for Dilla!
PS. There is no tracklisting...just listen to the greatness of Dilla & vibe out to the music.....
Da More Fire Monday - The Correct Flava To Start Your Week
Host: DJ P.R.
Today's Show Includes New Joints From Beyonce, Cocaine 80s, Kid Cudi, Nickelus F And Much More. Enjoy!
Record Of The Day: Cocaine 80s - Six Ft. Over
Beyonce feat. J. Cole & Andre 3000 (Remix P.R. Edit)
**Record Of The Day**
Cocaine 80s - Six Ft. Over
Drake feat. Lil Wayne - The Real Her
Fat Joe feat. Chris Brown - Another Round
Kid Cudi - Bigger Than You
Common - Blue Sky
J. Cole feat. Missy Elliott - Nobody's Perfect
Nickelus F - Leave It All Behind
**Bobo Meets Rhettmatic - Funk Set**
Chic - Good Times
Teena Marie - Square Biz
P-Funk Allstars - Pumpin It Up
Earth Wind & Fire - Brazillian Rhymes
Kano - I'm Ready
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
The Roots - Doin' It Again
Bobo Meets Rhettmatic offers new mixes from upcoming project Cypress Junkies – a three-part mixtape series with EP, due November 3, 2011. The group’s new capsule-inspired release contains three new mixes and four original studio tracks with a feature by Dilated’s Rakaa Iriscience and Fitz and The Tantrum’s, Noelle Scaggs. In 2009, Eric Bobo of the legendary group, Cypress Hill & world famous Beat Junkie, Rhettmatic formed a Dj/Percussion group called "Bobo Meets Rhettmatic" based off the collaboration title song off Bobo's debut solo album "Meeting Of The Minds". Last year the duo introduced their highly acclaimed “Bobo Meets Rhettmatic - The Mixtape” and have been touring all around the world since.
Good Times - Chic
Square Biz - Teena Marie
Pumpin It Up - P-Funk Allstars
Brazillian Rhymes - Earth Wind & Fire
I'm Ready - Kano
Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
Africano - Earth Wind & Fire
Funky Makossa - Manu Dibango