Saturday, December 11, 2010

B-FreeDaMisfit - Coffee Break (2010)


Satirical lyrics and abstract production guide this debut album from B-FreeDaMisfit. Coffee Break is a refreshing alternative to the “wackness” that is so often heard and imitated in music today. An incomparable cadence and effortless flow are illuminated over production inspired by a wide range of genres, including hip-hop, soul, funk, and electronic.

Coffee Break was written, produced, mixed, and mastered by B-FreeDaMisfit.



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Antuks Cypher feat. MH the Verb, Reverrb, Gene Stovall

Here's a new Antuks Cypher featuring MC's MH the Verb, Reverrb, and Gene Stovall rocking over the Deltron "Mastermind" instro.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Shade Cobain - Roy Porter's Sound System (2010)


Progressive hip-hop producer Shade Cobain returns with a new beat EP, sampling tunes from Roy Porter Sound Machine. Need I say more?

Iman Williams - Stupid Human Tricks (2010)


Check out this incredibly dope new album from singer Iman Williams, produced entirely by Pittsburgh's own BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Antuks Movement feat. A-Jaxx, Kid A, & Image


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Monday, November 29, 2010

Idasa Tariq - Smiling Faces EP (2009)


"Smiling Faces"


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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ayatollah Jaxx


"The 724"


"Middle East" (feat. ChaRon Don)



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Sunday, November 21, 2010


Yo, plenty of dope posts coming in the near future.

For now, it'd be appreciated if you could take the time to follow my homie Reverrb on Facebook and Twitter.

Billy Pilgrim & Reverrb - Regarldess

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nick Pratt - The New Cool (Coming Soon)

Earlier this year the Fear of Falling EP was presented, released, and served as an introduction to the southern lyricist known as Nick Pratt.

His overt lyricism and candor has helped him build a substantial buzz, placements on heavily promoted shows, and online press. In efforts to build off of his success, Nick Pratt returns with a solid second EP, “The New Cool”. Nick focused on showing his growth as an individual and artist while maintaining his illustrious bravado.


In this short feature by ShortHand Films, “Re-Introducing Nick Pratt,” Pratt’s talent is re-examined. The four-minute film speaks to Pratt about The New Cool, the feel of his second EP and what it was like working with collaborators. As an added extra, Pratt finished with a quick acapella that is sure to impress.


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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thelonious Stretch - "Pain" b/w "Wilin' Out" (2010)

The single, "Pain," will be featured on the new Pittsburgh hip-hop compilation, Stilltown, Vol. 4. Alongside Thelonious Stretch and Shade Cobain, this compilation will feature music from Black Sun, ChaRon Don & DJ Huggy, Jasiri X, Living Proofe, and Varsity Squad, among others. The album is tentatively scheduled to be released this month.




Friday, November 5, 2010

Nov. 11 - Thursday Night Showcase!


The Thursday Night Showcase is a monthly event, the 2nd Thursday of the month, hosted by Junior Maf with DJ Nuke Knocka on the wheels of steel. Together, Junior and Nuke also host a radio show, more info here.

Performers for the night include Judas & Reverrb the Pentium Christ, 41Deuce, Therm & Soul of Shindiggaz, and J. Basement.

Show Info:
Shadow Lounge
5972 Baum Blvd.

Doors open at 9pm
Tickets are $3 in advance, $5 at the door
(Contact via e-mail for advance tickets:

Billy Pilgrim & Reverrb - "Regardless"
From Stilltown Compilation, Vol. 1

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ghosty - UPS Is Hiring (2010)



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Lone Catalysts - Back To School (2010)


The new album, Back To School, from the world famous Lone Catalysts is out now!

You can preview and purchase the album on iTunes.

Check out the video for the first single, "World Famous"


And for sports fans around the globe, stay up with the hottest topics by checking out Sands On Sports, a weekly series created by J. Sands of the Lone Cats.

Here is the newest episode, featuring Pharoahe Monch:


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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

F3 / Smash Money (Throwback Videos)

Shoutout to SRP15208 for shooting and uploading these videos to YouTube

F3 - WholeBaggaTapes (1992)

Smash Money - Pick It Up (1992-93)

Smash Money - Da Third Song (1993)


Music from Infinite & F3 / Ruff Chemistry coming soon!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Classic 1824 / RXC

In the '90s, it's no secret that there was a greater prominence of the cliques, posses, crews, and clans. It was an era in which creative mind-blowing lyrics were the sole option for an artist to earn the props and respect of their peers. That said, what's better than having several lyricists spitting darts in 8 or 16 bar verses, back-to-back-to-back-to... you get the point.

At the time, the hip-hop scene in Pittsburgh wasn't much different in this regard. You had several groups putting their stamp on the local scene. The early '90s included Mel Man's Hardcore Crew, Funky to da Third, PensoulzInAKup, transitioning into the mid '90s which gave way to the Massive - a crew that later split in two with Strict Flow and RXC. These are only a few of the crews that were making waves in the city, as well as nationally, at the time.

This post is dedicated to the artistic musical craftings of RXC, an acronym for Reality Unknown Complex. The crew has also been recognized as Classic 1824, 1824 being a numerical symbolism of the letters R-X. Original members of the hip-hop group include C.I., Shamir Shine, Knowledge Build, Justice, Martial Ife, and Amaretto, while others that have been or continue to be a part are Iasia, Gemstarr, Solar Magnetic, Sha-King (fka Reason), Nabri Savior, Living Proofe, Angel Eye, and Gneticz. For a greater look into the crew and the Pittsburgh hip-hop scene at this time, refer to Part One of the video interview with C.I. located at the end of this post.

The following are the first three releases to come from the Classic 1824 / RXC camp. Future posts will include solo releases from Reason/Sha-King, Nabri Savior, Gneticz, and a variety of obscure radio appearances and freestyle sessions.

Feedback is appreciated!


Afro-Cinema - Afro-Cinema, Vol. 1 (1997)
Afro-Cinema is C.I. & Shamir Shine

01-Rap Zodiak
(Prod. by Sekou Coleman, Co-Prod. by Shamir Shine)

02-3 1/2 Minutes of Fame
(Prod. by G-Knowt, Co-Prod. by Sekou Coleman)
(Prod. by Shamir Shine, Co-Prod. by Sekou Coleman)
(Prod. by Shamir Shine, Co-Prod. by Outtareach)



Classic 1824 presents RXC - Mesomatrix EP (1999)

02-Gold Leaf
(Perf. by Golden Seal [Gemstarr & Solar Magnetic])

(Perf. by Rhesun aka Sha-King)
(Perf. by Foreign Nationals [Martial Ife & 120])
(Perf. by Afro-Cinema [C.I. & Shamir Shine])
06-Organic Panic [Perfection]
(Perf. by Iasia)
07-Exit the Matrix

Album produced by Shamir Shine



Classic 1824 presents C.I. - Classic Impressions #1 (1999)

01-Meso Walk
(Prod. by Shamir Shine)

(Prod. by Rampage)
03-2000 Block Party
(Live @ Mumia Benefit)
04-Unforgettable (Inst.)
(Prod. by Rampage)




Again, feedback is appreciated!

Peace & Blessings

-Rory | Stilltown

Friday, October 15, 2010

W. Ellington Felton - Land of Sheep, Ran By Pigs, Ruled By Wolves (2010)


W. Ellington Felton is a multi-talented artist who has been sharing his musical gift with peers since the early-mid '90s. In Pittsburgh, he may be better recognized as Dub Ell. While attending Carnegie Mellon University, Dub Ell had several local releases. During his stay, his producer-of-choice was Outtareach. Prior to leaving the city, Dub Ell put together an album titled The Final Day, which featured some of the city's most notable hip-hop artists at the time, including Masai of Strict Flow, C.I. of Afro-Cinema/RXC, Davu of Misfits from the Attic, and O-Ab of the Math Team. These releases from Dub Ell are some of my favorites that I've come across since I began exploring the local scene's history. They're coming soon to the Stilltown blog, so stay tuned! In the meantime, check out his new album, Land of Sheep, Ran By Pigs, Ruled By Wolves.


<a href="">Land of Sheep, Ran by Pigs, Ruled By Wolves by W.Ellington Felton</a>


Jasiri X Signs Record Deal


VANCOUVER, BC (RPRN) 10/14/10 — New Canadian record label Wandering Worx Music announced the signing of Pittsburgh hip hop veteran Jasiri X, and the release of the debut single That Funk off his upcoming 2011 album Ascension.
ew Canadian record label Wandering Worx Music announced today the signing of Pittsburgh hip hop veteran Jasiri X, and the release of the debut single That Funk available on Bandcamp this Friday, October 15th. Scheduled for release in early 2011, the album, titled Ascension, is produced by the label’s own Rel!g!on.

Jasiri X is already a household name in the Pittsburgh hip hop community, having won six Pittsburgh Hip Hop awards including Album of the Year for his debut LP, American History X, and Song of the Year for the politically charged single Free The Jena 6. He’s also been featured on BET’s Rap City, and hosts the weekly online hip hop news program This Week with Jasiri X, now in it’s fourth successful season.
Rodney Davidson, co-founder of Wandering Worx Music, hopes pairing Jasiri X with the rising production talent of Rel!g!on, will result in a breakthrough record that catapults the artist’s career to deserved heights.

“Jasiri X has raw talent and his thought provoking lyrics are a refreshing change from the usual boasting about cars and money that permeates some of the popular hip hop out there today,” says Davidson. “Matched with Rel!g!on’s intricate production, this album won’t disappoint.”

Based in Vancouver, BC, Wandering Worx Music launched in October 2010 as the official record label of Wandering Worx Entertainment. The label’s debut release, Rel!g!on’s Revelationz 1, has already garnered critical acclaim, with the record’s first single Lucid, featuring Moka Only and E.D.G.E, in rotation on Much Music. The label is also working closely with renowned Vancouver producer Chin Injeti, who has collaborated with Kanye West, Drake and 50 Cent, in addition to producing two tracks on Eminem’s Recovery.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Shade Cobain - Anti-Love Theory (2010)


<a href="">THEM FIGHTING WORDS PRESENTS: Anti-Love Theory by Shade Cobain</a>

Friday, October 1, 2010

Nikki Jean LIVE in Pittsburgh

The beautifully talented Nikki Jean concluded her Living Room Tour in a city she once called home. In the mid-late '90s, Nikki's musical coming-of-age took place in Pittsburgh, PA. A graduate of Perry High School, Nikki was an original member of the Pittsburgh super-group, Jive Family. Other well known members of the Jive Family include "The Joker" Gene-Jive Stovall, Chenits (aka Tomorrow aka Chen Lo, also of Hi-Low Productions and Liberation), trombonist Reggie Watkins, Interval Monday keyboardist Howie Alexander, guitarist Justin Portis, hip-hop/soul producer Shade Cobain, and MC/Rhyme Calisthenics co-founder Thelonious Stretch.

Nikki put on an incredible show, performing collaborations with Carole King, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, Burt Bacharach, Bobby Braddock, and Jimmy Webb. I urge anyone and everyone who enjoys great musical talent to support her. Take some time to watch the videos and listen to her recordings. And put the pressure on your local promoters to bring Nikki to your city!

Written with Carole King

"Mercy of Love"
Written with Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil

"Pennies In A Jar"
Written with Burt Bacharach

Written with Bobby Braddock

Written with Jimmy Webb

Written with Luigi Creatore

JIVE FAMILY (Gene Stovall & Nikki Jean, vocals; Justin Portis, guitar)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lone Catalysts Album Release Party

Show support for city Hall of Famers!

Come out this Friday to see the World Famous Lone Catalysts as they celebrate the release of their new album, Back To School!

That's not all, this event is also dedicated to the three-year anniversary of DJ Drastik and Soul II Sole being in business!

Other featured performers include BZE and Jon Quest of the Varsity Squad. On the wheels of steel will be Drastik, Nuke Knocka, and Rob Chilldren.


J. Sands of Lone Catalysts - "Please" from The Poet-Tree of Life

Friday, September 24, 2010

Black Sun Interview


Part 1: The Early Years
In this segment, Black Sun speaks about early experiences as a hip-hop artist, the forming of the Four Horsemen, his transition from high school to college, and power-outage ciphers.

Part 2: Music Lives Forever
In this segment, Black Sun speaks about the internet and hip-hop becoming a global phenomenon, the "now" generation, and the economics of lyricism in hip-hop.

Part 3: Saying Lines & Scoring Touchdowns
In this segment, Black Sun speaks about hip-hop upgrade, his hometown of New Kensington, the soon to be released All-Madden '11 Mixtape, family, and work ethic.

Black Sun performs live at:
GSMG x Stilltown present IMPACT Music Series
Shadow Lounge, Aug. 27, 2010

"When We Do Our Thing"

"Baby Powder"

"Hannibal Lecture," from the soon to be released All-Madden '11 Mixtape

Freestyle with DJ Melun (of Blowup School)

Black Sun's All-Madden '11 mix album COMING SOON!
Follow Black Sun on Twitter

Last but certainly not least, here's the first single:
"Still Shining"


Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Sole Vibe - One To Grow On (2010)

1) AV – Self Centered (Prod. by Keelay & Zaire)
2) Mario Dones – Ring To It (Prod. by Keelay & Zaire)
3) AV & Slo-Mo – Work (Prod. by Keelay & Zaire)
4) Mario Dones ft. Kam Moye – What More Could You Want (Prod. by Keelay & Zaire)
5) The Ave – Bob Knight (Produced by P. Fish)
6) Mario Dones – Pastries (Prod. by Nice Rec)

7) AV - Been Around The World (Prod. by J. Fish)
8) AV – The Quiet (Prod. by Nice Rec)

9) The Sole Vibe Interlude (Prod. by Veterano)
10) The Ave ft. Slo-Mo – Miss Jane (Prod. by Lazy J)
11) Mario Dones – Slow Motion (Prod. Keelay & Zaire)
12) AV – Reflections (Prod. by DJ Whooligan)
13) The Ave – Last Day of Summer (Prod. by J. Fish)
14) Mario Dones - Episode Call Life Revisited (Prod. by P. Fish)
15) AV – You (Prod. by Keelay and Zaire)


Preview and Buy on Bandcamp

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Shade Cobain - Anti-Love Theory [Appetizer] (2010)

ThemFightingWords presents Shade Cobain's Anti-Love Theory

THEM FIGHTING WORDS Presents Anti-Love Theory Appetizer by Shade Cobain

Anti-Love Theory album drops 10.10.10

Stay Tuned!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Black Sun - Shut Up & Listen! (2003-05)

Vol. I
01-Guess Who's Back
02-America (Wake Up
04-Who Shot Ya
05-The MC (Mass Appeal)
06-Nuff Said

07-Do U Smoke (Cross the Border)
08-Non-Stop (Freestyle)
10-I Declare War
11-Big Ass On the Floor
13-Two Nickels


Vol. II
01-The Jumpoff

04-Everybody's On Drugs
05-Backpack Anthem
06-Gettin' @ Sunny
07-For the Children
08-Interview 1
09-I'll Be Around
10-Sex, Drugs, & Hip-Hop

12-Kill Bill
13-Breathe In
14-That Ain't Right
15-Interview 2 - Keep Doin' It
16-You Don't Know Me Either
17-Walking Thru the Hood


Full of quotables:

"On some solo shit, never been seen/
like George Clooney on the cover of Ebony Magazine/
Or, Shanaynay in the KKK/
packin' AK's, stickin' up Free and AJ"

"Fuck rhymin' bout diamonds and gems/
Yo, I'd have a pair of 12-inch Timbs than 20-inch rims"

"Sick in the brain, dawg never been in my right mind/
Word to Jesus rob Regis for his lifelines"

And those are all from one track, "2004."

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All-Madden Mixtape '11 coming soon!
Stay tuned to the Stilltown blog for the world premiere


Sunday, September 12, 2010

GeeMan aka Grand Ear Remixes

Erykah Badu - Window Seat (Grand Ear Remix)

The Roots - Don't See Us (Grand Ear Remix)
The ROOTS Don't See Us-Grand Ear Remix by Grand Ear aka GeeMan

Nas - Mastermind (Grand Ear Remix)
Nas Mastermind Grand Ear Remix by Grand Ear aka GeeMan

You can hear more from the Grand Ear on Bandcamp


Monday, September 6, 2010

Jasiri X Interview / Concrete Elete - Basic Instructions (1998)

Concrete Elete consisted of Furious Styles, God Gifted, OMG, Chilly Ism, and Evil Man, with El aka Asiatic the Natural on production, a six man wrecking crew that did damage on the Pittsburgh and Philly hip-hop scene during the mid-90’s. Members brought their own artistic vision to the knocking instrumentals. In 1998, that vision was expressed through the crew's debut album, Basic Instructions: Listen... and Repeat.

Basic Instructions was 19 tracks deep, showcasing each MC's unique approach. El's versatile production served as a comfortable home to the rebellious lyrics of Furious Styles, the street savvy rhymes of God Gifted, and the clever wordplay of OMG.

Here to build on the crew’s history is Furious Styles aka Jasiri X.

RW: Peace Jasiri. Describe the foundation upon which Concrete Elete was assembled. How’d you meet and join forces?

JX: We met because I used to buy weed from Chub aka Evil Man. One day he was out of town so he hooked me up with Chill and OMG. We started talking about hip-hop, and that same day we were in me and Asiatic's studio, and the rest is history.

RW: You collectively finished the Basic Instructions album in 1998. How was it released?

JX: We actually put the album out ourselves, but we didn't have all the technological means like we do now, so not a lot of people heard it, but it gave us a buzz in Pittsburgh. Everybody called it the Red CD.

RW: Following the release of Basic Instructions, what ultimately led to the disbanding of the crew?

JX: We actually recorded an entire album after Basic Instructions, but we couldn't agree on the direction. I felt like we should remain underground and other members felt we should make crossover records so we just went our separate ways.

RW: How did the Concrete Elete experience provide groundwork for Jasiri X, the solo MC?

JX: It caused people to know and respect me in the Pittsburgh Hip-Hop scene, so I could still get shows and support as a solo MC. Plus we performed a lot, so it enabled me to learn how to rock a crowd, which is a lost art today.

RW: How do you believe fans can embrace this long lost Concrete Elete album?

JX: To me it still stands up to the test of time, good beats and good lyrics. I'd put us up against a whole lot of groups out today that aren't half as talented. Also want to send a special shout out to two original Concrete Elete members not on the album, The General and the Black Chinaman.

01. Intro
02. Dat First Shit
03. We Got U
04. Raw Dilly
05. Where U At
06. Interlude
07. Physical Anger
08. Khalifahs
09. I Don't Know
10. Takin Over

11. Fugitive

12. Concrete Veteran
13. Shinin
14. Patent Leather
15. Droppin Styles
16. Johanisburg

17. Survive
18. Concrete
19. Outro


Stay updated with Jasiri X on Twitter

New video - "Real Gangstas"


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Living Proofe - Grown Man Travelin' (2010)

Brand new mixtape from Living Proofe


Link with LP on Twitter, Facebook, and ReverbNation


Friday, August 20, 2010

GSMG x Stilltown presents IMPACT: Back to School Edition

Gene Stovall Music Group and Stilltown presents the HOTTEST Back to School Event!!

First 25 people through the door get a FREE exclusive limited edition hard copy of the new Stilltown mixtape compilation, Stilltown Vol. 4, featuring more than 20 of the Steel City's best hip-hop acts!

...#HiPHoP Real MC's

HOSTED by: **Kid A + DJ Melun**

Also performing:
*Black Sun*
*The Sole Vibe*
*Ayatollah Jaxx*
*Blowup School*

Doors Open @ 9pm/ 18+

$5 w/ College ID or RSVP in FACEBOOK event page
$8 at the Door

****SPONSORED**** and Giveaways by: SOUL II SOLE: Sneaker Boutique
(Pittsburgh King & Piffsburgh T-Shirts)
also sponsored by: RepPghHipHop + Rhyme Cal + Classic 1824

+Varsity Squad+
This newly formed supercrew will follow-up their debut performance at the Method Man/Redman show with an epic set at IMPACT: Back to School Edition. Jon Quest, Beedie, and Shade Cobain have already generated a national buzz as solo artists. One of the hypest hip-hop groups out, do youself a favor by getting familiar with this crew now.

^The Sole Vibe^
Mario Dones and AV hold down the mics for the Sole Vibe collective. Their music will have you busting out your neckbrace and waving your hands uncReontrollably. Their new album, One to Grow On, will be released late this month.

~Ayatollah Jaxx~
Aiyo, real rap? This dude can out-rap both your favorite rapper and your favorite rapper's favorite rapper, at the same time. Not only that, he's one hell-of-an-entertainer as well. When Jaxx is one stage, it will be all eyes on he.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Stilltown x TROY presents 4-1-2 Throwbacks (1992-2004)

The process of digging up and sharing more than two decades worth of Pittsburgh hip-hop material is fun, but also quite time consuming. In the process of finding these treasures, I'm doing a lot of fact-checking and researching of the story behind each artist and release.

There is plenty of dope Pittsburgh music that will soon invade the blogosphere. With the explosion of Wiz Khalifa on the mainstream music scene, Mac Miller on the brink, Jasiri X carrying conscious hip-hop on his back, Shade Cobain creating the future sound of the genre, and other local acts like Ayatollah Jaxx, Kid A, and Varsity Squad on the come-up, there is no better time than now to introduce the many hip-hop artists that have worn the city's name on their chest in years and decades passed. Here is a compilation of some music that will soon be released in-full on the Philaflava and Stilltown blogs.

01 - Crush Money - Full Tilt (Prod. by DJ Rampage) (1998)
02 - Afro Cinema - 3 1/2 Minutes of Fame (Prod. by Shamir Shine) (1997)

03 - Blowup School presents Versemaster Sef feat. Cool Ass Doug - Famous (Prod. by DJ Melun) (1998)
04 - Pensoulzinakup [Akil Esoon, Emmai Alaquiva, Oyo] - Scat (feat. Da Selecta & B-Tree) (Prod. by Pensoulz) (1993)
05 - Rook & Bishop - Relatin to Transparent (1998)
06 - Mel-Man - The Mel-Funktion (Prod. by Mel-Man) (1991)
07 - Choked Out - The Roots of All Evil (1997)
08 - DJ Demonic - Last Nite (Prod. by DJ Demonic) (1995)
09 - Concrete Elete - Takin Over (Prod. by El the Asiatic) (1997)
10 - 4 Horsemen [Crush Money, Black Sun, I-Shine, Scandal] - Inner City Life (1998)

11 - Strict Flow - Dirt (Prod. by Strict Flow) (1997)

12 - Bravo - Slip (1997)
13 - L.A.B.R.A.T.S. - The Haunting (2002)
14 - Nabri Savior feat. Sha-King - Nabri's Theme (Prod. by DJ Huggy) (2000)
15 - Elevated Mindz [2tymez, Random Sample, Drama J] - Trilogy (2002)
16 - EnSilence - Sick (2004)
17 - Hi-Low Productions - Hi-Speed Chase (Prod. by DJ Lord Khaos) (1997)

18 - Deadly Scribes [Dos Noun, Mic Language, Ambush, Snuff, DJ Yamez] - Identity Crisis (Prod. by Snuff) (2000)
19 - Reverrb feat CT Money [RIP] - How I Feel (2004)
20 - Deezil Money feat. Misty & Shauna Ranks - Soldier of Fortune (Prod. by G. Norris) (1997)



Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sha-King - No Fly List (2010)


It's finally here! The long awaited and latest project from Sha, the "No Fly List" Mixtape. Featuring production from Akim Mathematics (NC), London English (UK), TRIBE LLC/ChinChilla Muzik (GA) & Dj Trama (NC)... download it for FREE to your IPOD, play it in the whip, burn it for a friend, whatever. Just turn it up loud & enjoy!


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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Method Man & Redman live August 17 at Altar Bar

Method Man & Redman live in Pittsburgh!
Tuesday, August 17
The Altar Bar in the Strip District
1620 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Only $35 in advance, $40 at the door
Hit me up at or 412-956-3361
Save money and support Stilltown by buying tickets early:

Featured Stilltown affiliated opening acts include Gene Stovall, Smilo/SMI, Kid A, DJ Vex, and the premier performance of the new group Varsity Squad (Jon Quest, Beedie, & Shade Cobain)

Also opening for Meth N Red will be Formula 412 & Myztery N Sneek


Kid A - The Devil's Advocate Vol. 1 & 2 (2005-07)

These mixtape compilations were released by Kid A, formerly recognized as EMS, in the later half of the decade. Since his early teens, when he began stepping into ciphers with some of the city's most respected MC's, Kid A has been impressing his peers. The Devil's Advocate mixtapes show the skills and potential of this young artist. Here for the long-haul, with fate in-hand, this MC's experience and hunger are two factors that support Kid A becoming the next Pittsburgh hip-hop artist to flood the global hip-hop market.

The Devil's Advocate Vol. 1 (2005-08)

"The Devil's Advocate"

"It's the... (The Anthem)"


The Devil's Advocate Vol. 2 (2006-07)

"City of Gold"

"It's Me"

"First Off"


Kid A on Facebook, SoundCloud, and Twitter


Friday, August 6, 2010

Scorchin' Hot Entertainment - Pittsburgh's Finest (2001)

According to the back cover, producers are Tobias and Playboy Bailey, however, half of the album is over industry beats. The MC's that I can name are Bad News, Chick Kain, Feat, Goldie, Leah, Nicky Bricks, P6, Savage Blair, Slum Nino, Tamika, and Woozy.


02-Bad News

03-1 Fifth Tea
04-Slum Nino
05-Last Breed (Acapella)
06-Drip For Drop
07-Projezek Stress

08-1700 Hundred St.
09-That Young Hoe
10-I'll Be Your Everything
12-Watch the Lye
13-No Hook
14-Hill All-Stars
16-Hill-Homewood Connection
17-How Real Is That
18-Like This Shit

02-You Ain't Gotta Look For Drama

03-Bitches Wanna Look Ride Now
04-Load Up and Blow 8
05-I'm Hot Who Beg To Differ
06-We Business Men
07-Goldies Back Again
08-We Just Too Much

10-I Want to Walk Away
11-Plays of the Week
12-Leave It to the Streets and the Dark
13-Go All Out Like It's Your Last Night
14-Hate Me Now
15-I'm a Mursalis
16-Freestyle Off the Top of the Head
17-Street Tales

The crew released a second album, Street Politics, in 2002. If anyone has it and can hook it up, it'd be appreciated.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Chen Lo - The Ink Well (2009)

Don't Go

Half Alive


You can link with Chen Lo on Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter

Cop his new album, Chronicles of a Rebel, on iTunes


Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Time Bomb Spot - Live, Vol. 1 (August 1, 1998)


01 - Hi-Low Productions
02 - Mic Check
03 - Beat Box
04 - Rook & Bishop
05 - Freestyle Session

Visit Time Bomb Shop and follow them on Twitter

Also, shouts to Image for lending me the tape to rip.


Saturday, July 31, 2010

Living Proofe

The Movement (2007)


01 - Rites of Passage

02 - Legend of a Necessary Black Man
03 - Paper Chaserz (feat. CI & Jiz Lo)
04 - See the Line
05 - Whateva (feat. Ainzawadi)
06 - Back to the Mind
07 - The Movement
08 - I Build (feat. Sincere, Nabri, Sha-King, & CI)
09 - Dutch Masters (feat. Sha-King)
10 - All is Fair
11 - AnyhoodVille
12 - Feel the Love (feat. Ainzawadi)
13 - Gods On Earth
14 - Eternity
15 - Abu Shahid Speaks
16 - The Cipher (feat. Knowledge-Build, Sincere, Angel-Eye, CI, Sha-King, Living Proofe, Zyhier)
17 - Fly (feat. Wordslave)

Silent Separation (2008)



-Real Recognize Real (feat. Black Sun & ChaRon Don)

Wake Up World (2009)



-What Would I Do

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