TrackBlasters Radio: 18.03.19

Da More Fire Monday – The Correct Flava To Start Your Week!

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TrackBlasters Radio: 06.03.19

Da Wednesday Underground Flava – Underground & Old School Tunes Non-Stop!

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Joell Ortiz feat. Billy Danze (of M.O.P) – Fall Back [Audio]

Lyrical Legend, Joell Ortiz, features as That’s Hip Hop’s premiere album MC. Curated and Produced by Top 5 Latin Hip Hop Producer and Latin Grammy Winning, Domingo (Big Pun, KRS One, Fat Joe..etc) – The Brooklyn rooted pair pay homage to their Hip Hop flagship with potent lyrics, snapping snares, and prominent breaks. Domingo assembled an all-star producer team to join him including 20th Letter, DNA Beatz, Dj JS-1, and Tony Roc with cuts provided by DJ Cazz. That’s Hip Hop featuring Joell Ortiz includes appearances from M.O.P, Tony Touch, Chris Rivers, Raven Felix, Doo Wop, Zooka Joe, and Kool G Rap over signature Domingo drums and hard hitting bass.

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M.O.P. Recall Hype Williams Being Shook While Directing Video [Video]

Mash Out Posse’s Billy Danze and Lil’ Fame sat down with VladTV recently to discuss timeless hip-hop, co-directing videos with Hype Williams, and what they think about Lil Wayne and Baby’s ongoing beef. “I don’t think about it,” Billy admits. “Whatever situation they got hopefully they can reconcile in some kind of way and nobody gets all belligerent or whatever.” During the interview the Brownsville duo also spoke on the time where they made music video director Hype Williams redo the 1994 visual “How About Some Hardcore” in their dangerous Brooklyn neighborhood. “We ran into him on Bleeker St. in New York and kinda put him in the car and told him [to] call his camera crew. ‘This is what we gonna do today,’” Billy remembers telling him. “Hype was shook,” Lil’ Fame adds with a laugh. Watch on to find out how “a lot of liquor” led to their collaboration with former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and what they’d do with the “lot of unreleased M.O.P. records.” “I mean for the right price we’d turn it all over,” says Billy Danze. “Have all this s***.”

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Coalmine Records Presents: Remineded (A Collection of New & Old Remixes) [Album Stream]

Brooklyn based Hip-Hop label, Coalmine Records, is pleased to present, ‘Remineded: A Collection of Old and New Remixes.’ Armed with a head nodding, ten track compilation that offers a new spin to their decade deep history, the project from the Brooklyn indie is both a reflection of their noteworthy catalog, and taste of what’s to come. From the GMJ Remix of Supernatural’s “Altitude,” first produced by Marco Polo and released in 2005, to more contemporary remixes featuring the likes of Sean Price, Blu & Guilty Simpson, among others, Coalmine has been adamant in supplying a new wave of Boom bap packed tracks for listeners’ worldwide. ‘Remineded’ features remixes from Hip-Hop’s most coveted acts, including Q-Borough’s emcee, and famed Golden Era producer, Large Professor (Nas, Big Daddy Kane, Mobb Deep, AZ, Cormega,) D.I.T.C.’s Diamond D (KRS-One, Dilated Peoples, Pharoahe Monch, Sean Price) Spanish heavyweights Cookin’ Soul (Nipsey Hustle, Don Cannon, Smif-n-Wessun), Australia’s Grammy nominated M-Phazes (Eminem, Kimbra, Logic, Sean Price) and Brown Bag All Stars’ rapper and producer, The Audible Doctor (50 Cent, Smoke DZA, Fredro Starr, Tragedy Khadafi), amongst others.

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Billy Danze Reveals How Remy Ma Got On “Ante Up” Remix [Video]

M.O.P.’s Billy Danze explains the success of “Ante Up,” how Remy Ma got on the remix and why they had to remove Prodigy’s verse from the song. Danze says he and Lil Fame had an idea about the group in the 90’s but started to take it more seriously towards the end of the decade. Even though there were heroes in the game like Rakim, the group wasn’t inspired by the rappers at the time. While finding the group’s sound, Danze says hardcore rap was their playing field. Soon after, “Ante Up” was released and it became the group’s biggest hit. Danze says a lot of people doubted their success, so much so that the Brooklyn native believed that “Ante Up” wasn’t going to blow up. He also revealed that a few artists were considered for the remix, including Jay Z and Prodigy. Since the two had beef at the time, Prodigy’s verse was removed from the song. Since the group had a close relationship with Big Pun and Fat Joe, they went with Remy Ma instead.

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M.O.P.’s Billy Danze Says He’s “Sick Of Violence In Hip Hop” [Video]

M.O.P.’s Billy Danze addresses violence in battle rap and the hip hop culture as a whole during an exclusive interview with VladTV, and says that he’s tired of seeing it play out, despite feeling like his group M.O.P. didn’t help the situation. He adds that the artists of today will be regretful of their decisions if they get involved with violence, and he feels it brings the entire culture down. The New York rapper then speaks on two of the most significant acts of violence to have occurred in the culture, referring to the deaths of 2Pac and Biggie. Billy says that there have been other violent deaths in the game, but Biggie and Pac’s were different, because of their caliber and the fact that the murders allegedly stemmed from beef between them. The M.O.P. emcee wraps things up by detailing how he believes folks in a rapper’s entourage can be the bigger liability, as they often feel like they have something to prove, so they go out and do something stupid like shoot someone.

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