“This is the official third single from The Update which is the second official full length from JR & PH7 and is in stores now. This new single hit stores last week and is currently featured on the iTunes independent spotlight feature section in the US and selling extremely well. JR & PH7 are two Germany based producers that have jumped to immediate fame after their first album, The Standard, was selected one of iTunes albums of the year. “Let’s Get It” features incredibly dope verses from Rasco which follows in line with the star studded guest appearances that the full length The Update contains with the likes of Dilated Peoples, LEGACY, Torae, Termanology, Edo.G, Elzhi and many more.”
Genesis Elijah just released this video of his version of “Battle Cry”…peep the video and his interview about the song below….
“Genesis Elijah has had a flying start to 2011 and is showing no signs of slowing down. Fresh off the success of his Skepta ‘Mike Lowery’ freestyle he’s back to prove he’s still loyal to his Hip-Hop roots with this beast of a track. We spoke to Genesis Elijah to find out how this epic track came about.
Team GE: What’s up Boss?
Genesis Elijah: Hahaha! This is stupid…
Team GE: Lol! No it’s not! The people are going to want to here how this track came about! So how did it come about? How is this different from any other MC rapping over someone else’s track?
GE: Well to start with, this has been done with the blessing of the original producer The Audible Doctor so this shit is official!
Team GE: How did you manage that?
GE: Well it all started when I first heard the track it just blew my mind. Joell Ortiz absolutely tore the track to pieces and I had it on repeat for about a week. No lie I did an hour gym session once and only played that song! Any long story short I left the gym found out who the producer was and sent him an email asking if I could get the beat and didn’t really expect an answer but he pretty much messaged me straight back and said cool.
Team GE: Wow! OK so you already said Joell Ortiz murdered the track so why would you jump on the same beat and risk all the comparisons?
GE: Erm…I didn’t really think about that to be honest. It wasn’t until people started talking like it was some head to head thing on twitter and some of the forums that it even came up. I never saw it that way and to honest I don’t want none of Joell! Hahaha!
Team GE: OK so who shot the video?
G.E: I hooked up with Flipbox Creative and they put the whole thing together. I told them I wanted to make sure you could tell the video was in London and they did the rest. They absolutely killed it.
Team GE: OK well I guess all we can do now is sit back and see what response it gets.
GE: Yep. Shout to Joell Ortiz for inspiring the verse, big up The Audible Doctor for giving his blessing and shout to FlipBox Creative for shooting the video. Enjoy. Peace.”
DJ Eclipse just sent this through…check out The Halftime Show’s Best of 2010 show playlist & links
“Here’s The Halftime Show’s Best of 2010 edition. As always we split the show in half with the best freestyles from guests who came up as well as the top 30 songs played on the show. Some of these songs are a good representation of the albums they came off of and some may not have even been on an album. However you look at it these are joints that we loved and played throughout the year up on 89.1FM WNYU.
We took into consideration songs that were released in December 2009 being that those songs ended up being played mostly in 2010. Same rule applies to this year as songs released this December will appear on next years list.
Also note that the following lists are not in any particular ranking order.” – DJ Eclipse
Best of 2010 Freestyles
1. Oktober Zero (House of Repz)
2. Jak Danielz (Cold Heat)
3. Reef The Lost Cauze
4. Iron Solomon
5. Eternia & Freestyle
6. FT & Bekay
9. Jus Allah (Jedi Mind Tricks)
10. Kevlaar 7 & Bronze Nazareth (The Wisemen)
11. LYFE (The Faculty)
13. Pugs Atomz
14. Maffew Ragazino Sr.
15. Mazzi (S.O.U.L. Purpose)
16. X.O., Oddisee & yU (Diamond District)
17. Neek The Exotic
18. Big Zoo & Vice Verses (EOW)
19. Hannibal Stax
20. Larry O
21. Frank Nitt (Frank N Dank)
22. Dom Pachino (Killarmy) & Bugsy
23. Iron Braydz
24. Echo1 (House Of Repz), Dro Pesci & Bateria (House Of Repz)
25. Supreme The Eloheem (Da Representatives) & Will Wise
26. Randy Mason
27. Little Vic
28. Sene & Soul Khan (Brown Bag AllStars)
29. D-Stroy (Arsonists)
Best of 2010 Songs
1. Q-Unique “Between Heaven & Hell Prologue” prod. by Necro
2. Jay Electronica “Exhibit C” prod. by Just Blaze
3. Eternia & MoSS “Dear Mr. Bacardi” prod. by MoSS
4. Magestik Legend “Hey You” prod. by Astronote
5. Skyzoo & Illmind feat. Torae “Barrel Brothers” prod. by Illmind
6. The Left “The Melody” prod. by Apollo Brown
7. Chuck D “Tear Down This Wall” prod. by Divided Souls, cuts by DJ Pain 1
8. Dysfunkshunal Familee feat. Jean Grae & General Steele “Start Scheming” prod. by Da Beatminerz
9. Capone-N-Noreaga “Brother From Another” prod. by Kyze/Ace
10. Roc Marciano “Marcberg” prod. by Roc Marciano
11. Freeway & Jake One feat. Raekwon “One Thing” prod. by Jake One
12. Rah Digga feat. Redman “This Ain’t No Lil’ Kid Rap (Remix)” prod. by Nottz
13. Black Sheep “Forever LuvLee” prod. by UrbanSoul Music Group
14. Little Brother “Tigallo For Dolo” prod. by Khrysis
15. The Away Team “Nobody” prod. by Khrysis
16. Taiyamo Denku “Lost In Production” prod. by Ayatollah
17. Nutso feat. Royal Flush & Mic Geronimo “This is My Hood” prod. by Reef
18. DJ Muggs vs ILL BILL feat. Sick Jacken, Sean Price & O.C. “Trouble Shooters” prod. by DJ Muggs
19. Theology 3 “It’s Theo3″ prod. by Anonymous Twist
20. Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx “Nobody” prod. by Marco Polo
21. Kool G Rap “Sad” prod. by Super Dave
22. Joell Ortiz feat. Just Blaze “Battle Cry” prod. by Audible Doctor
23. Fat Joe “I’m Gone (On My Way)” prod. by DJ Premier
24. Nick Javas “Not A Game” prod. & cuts by DJ Premier
25. Scram Jones feat. Green Lantern “Two Piece Special” prod. by Green Lantern
26. Statik Selektah feat. Lil Fame, Havoc & Kool G Rap “Do it 2 Death” prod. & cuts by Statik Selektah
27. Strong Arm Steady feat. Sick Jacken & Mitchy Slick “Pressure” prod. by Madlib
28. Nottz feat. Black Milk “Blast That” prod. by Nottz
29. The Roots feat. Joanna Newsom & STS “Right On” prod. by ?uestlove/Alectrick.kom
30. Bun B “Let Em Know” prod. & cuts by DJ Premier
“The Halftime Show” • 89.1 FM WNYU • Wednesday Nights • 10:30 PM – 1:00 AM (EST)
“In this exclusive clip from MTV’s Sucker Free, Stalley discusses the Midwest’s love for classic cars and its influence on the culture, especially in Ohio. Stalley makes his Sucker Free debut this Sunday, January 30th. Check your local listings. Stalley’s new project, Lincoln Way Nights (Intelligent Trunk Music) releases Feb. 8, 2011. “