25 Joints #4 pt 2

25 Joints to get U Through the Day # 4
The Age of Cool is Upon us..

We continue on with this week's episode..
be sure to check out the pt1

25 Joints #4 pt 2

12-DJ Oye & Samos One ' The Word of the Hour' (Bay Area)

13-Illa J 'R U Listening' (Detroit)

14-Motion Man 'w/ Mista Fab 'I Crack Tall Ones' (Bay Area)

15-Kool Keith 'Trees' (New York)

16-Baron Zen 'Turn Around' (PBW rmx) (Bay Area)

17-Captain Rapp 'I can't Stand It' (LA)

18-Dismasters 'Smalltime Hustler' (New York)

19-DJ Muggs & Sick Jacken 'Unorthodox Blocks' (LA)

20-Word Burgular 'The Route' (canada)

21-Paris 'One Gun' (Bay Area)

25 Joints to Get U Through the Day #4

25 Joints to get You Through the Day #4
(The Age of Cool has Begun)

This week we decided to lace you up with some nice joints that personify the new era we have just enetred in this country. Out with the old and in with the new. There's alot to celebrate. Artists like Cleveland's Jahi, Oakland's Zion I, and Tim'm West, and Detroit's Illa J, the younger brother of the late J-Dilla all have new projects that are banging. We lace you up with a dope song from Paris off his new album Acid Reflex. This joints addresses the Black brown problem in America. Trust me yiou will not be disappointed. Warning this week is straight rewind material.. Yes folks the independent movement within Hip Hop is alive and quite well so lets carry on.. Also we broke this week's 25 Joints up into 2 parts thus making it easier to download..

25 Joints Playlist #4

01-TM Juke w/ Alice Russell 'So Good' (Brighton, UK) http://www.myspace.com/tmjuke

02-J Boogie w/ Tim'm West 'Dirty' (Bay Area)

Bun B, Chamillionaire, Paul Wall & H-Town Allstars Speak Out on Obama

The H Town Allstars have been pushing folks to do the right thing this election season as they along with thousands of Hip Hop artists attempt to turn Texas from a red state to a blue state.. With less then a week left, Bun B, Chamillionare, Paul Wall, Cory Mo and Trae have all come together to do a hard hitting song called Obama 08..

It's definitely inspiring and shows the true power of Hip Hop.. I'll let these brothers speak for themselves on this track..

25 Joints to Get U Through the Day-Election Special

Thses are 25 Jams to help inspire you to go out and do your civic duty and cast your vote. This is a historic election

Breakdown FM: Horror in Paris Texas

Horror in Paris, Texas

by Davey D

By now most of us are familiar with the horrific story about James Byrd, a 49 year old Black man who was dragged to death on June 7th 1998 in Jasper, Texas.

for those who don't remember here's how the story goes;

'On June 7, 1998, Byrd, 49, accepted a ride from three drunk men named Shawn Allen Berry, Lawrence Russell Brewer, and John William King. He had already known one of them. Instead of taking him home, the three men beat Byrd behind a convenience store, chained him by the ankles to their pickup truck, stripped the man naked, and dragged him for three miles. Although Lawrence Russell Brewer claimed that Byrd's throat had been slashed before he was dragged, forensic evidence suggests that Byrd had been attempting to keep his head up, and an autopsy suggested that Byrd was alive for much of the dragging and died after his right arm and head were severed when his body hit a culvert. His body had caught a sewage drain on the side of th...

25 Joints to Get U Through the Day #3

25 Joints to Get U Through the Day #3
The Diversity, The Soul-The Wisdom

By Davey D

On this episode of 25 Joints we wanted to show not only the diversity but the soulfulness within Hip Hop. So many people think that Hip Hop is only hard-boom bap type beats and nothing else. And while the boom and bap is dope, so is the soulful side of the music. What I particualary like is the fact that cats can drop insightful and even revalutionary messages while keeping things melodic.

Stand out cuts for me this week include new music from Truth Universal who holds it down in the Big Easy. Dude comes with some firey lyrics, has a booming voice but can dig deep into his soul.. His song 'Gotta Luv' bears me out.

Soul Vibrations the new album from San Francisco dj/producer J-Boogie is incredible. Cuts like 'Together' featuring Oakland songstress Jennifer Johns and 'For Your Love' featuring Zumi of Zion I make you fall in love with Hip Hop all over again.

We went digging in the cra...

An Open letter to Barack Obama from Rebel Diaz

Bronx/Chicago based Hip Hop artists Rebel Diaz decided to drop a message to Obama about their concerns.. It comes on the heels of the bail out and their response song 'A Trillion'.... Hollar back let us know what you think..

25 Joints to get U Through the Day #2

We're back with the second installment of 25 Joints to get you through the day. This week in addition to digging deep into the underground, we celebrate the lyrical prowess of Hispanic/Latin emcees. Check for cuts by Apakalips out of San Jose, 2 Mex, Filthee Immigrants and Tha Mexicanz out of LA, Rebel Diaz, out of the Boogie Down Bronx, Immortal technique repping Harlem, Rico Pabon (richmond, cali), Maria Isa holding it down in the twin cities which she calls Sota Rico and The Welfare Poets out of NY just to name a few..

We keep the consciousness stimulated by dropping gems from Malcolm X, H Rap Brown, Immortal Technique, Minister Farrakhan, malik Shabbazz, and Green Party VP candidate Rosa Clemente.

We end things off with a new song off the 14 song LP called 'Wake Yo Game Up' which focuses on voting. Check out D'Labrie's new jam 'Vote Why' .. next week will be dropping more jams from that album..We will also be dropping a new joint from our homegirl Mystic

In the meantim...