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New Music: DJ Premier - "JJ Beat" (Instrumental)


Beats by the Pound: DJ Premier

DJ Premier unleashed this smooth beat that was supposed to be for Kanye West's LP My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Yeezy never used the instrumental because he went into a different musical direction with the album. The beat was later given to Bun B but he didn't use it either. So Preemo is giving the "JJ Beat" (or the "Jermaine Jackson" beat) to the Internet(s) for our enjoyment. Hopefully, DJ Premier will drop another instrumental album in 2011.


DJ Premier -- "JJ Beat" (Instrumental)



New Video: Ghostface Killah - "2getha Baby"‎


'Baby' Face: Ghostface Killah

 Ghostface Killah finally drops his new video for the lead single "2getha Baby" from his slept-on 2010 LP Apollo Kids. In the clip, Ghost -- dressed argyle down -- is in full mack mode as sits on his throne while beautiful women of Sultan throw rose petals at his feet. Ah, it's good to be the king.

If you haven't checked out Apollo Kids, pull it out of your CD pile and give it a spin.

Ghostface Killah -- "2getha Baby"‎


New Music: OJ Da Juiceman - "Juice Wea Ya Been" (Prod. By Lex Luger)


M.I.A. Rapper OJ Da Juiceman

The other day while I was checking out various hip-hop message boards, I was reading a thread called "Where's Is OJ," in which several people were asking, "Whatever happened to OJ da Juiceman?" After appearing on XXL magazine's Freshman 2010 issue, OJ flunked out and was never heard from for an entire year.

Well, the Juice man is back and, apparently, he was so busy flipping cocaine last year that he didn't have time to drop an album. The Lex Luger-produced "Juice Wea Ya Been" (say "Juice Where Ya Been") features OJ dry snitching on himself as he details his criminal activities in 2010.

I'm not feeling the Luger beat, either. Take a listen:

OJ Da Juiceman -- "Juice Wea Ya Been" (Produced By Lex Luger)



New Music: The Game - Purp & Patron (Mixtape)


Purp & Patron Mixtape

 The Game just dropped a colossal double mixtape called Purp & Patron. The 29-track collection, hosted by DJ Skee and Funkmaster Flex, boasts a bountiful of collaborations with Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Lil Boosie, Rick Ross and more. Also included is a special remix to Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow" with Snoop Dogg called "Purp & Yellow" in honor of the Los Angeles Lakers.

There's a lot of filler on the mixtape, but there are a few standout joints. The Nottz-produced "R.I.P. Story" features gangster posturing from Game over a violin-laden sample. T-Pain is known for his Auto-Tune, but he is also a formidable producer, as well. On "Khaki Suit," T-Peezy's eerie and thunderous productions is perfect for rolling around in your whip (car). Finally, Dr. Dre blessed the melodic "Soft Rhodes," which features Ashanti. Game does his best impression of Notorious B.I.G. on the track and he sounds just as charismatic as the late New York rapper.

Purp & Patron is a good teaser for Game's oft-delayed LP R.E.D. Album.

Click on the links below to listen to the songs.

The Game -- "R.I.P. Story" (Produced by Nottz)

The Game -- "Khaki Suit" (Featuring T-Pain) [Produced By T-Pain]

The Game -- "Soft Rhodes" (Featuring Ashanti) [Produced By Dr. Dre]