TrackBlasters Radio: 10.07.17

Da More Fire Monday – The Correct Flava To Start Your Week Host: DJ P.R. Today we have brand new tunes from the likes of Illa J, Bugus, MC Eiht, MC Whiteowl x FATCATHAYZE156, Labba x John Jiggg$ and more. Press play or hit the download button and enjoy! Record Of The Day: MC Whiteowl & FATCATHAYZE156 feat. L.I.F.E. Long – Keep Calm Playlist Jay-Z feat. Damian Marley – Bam Jay-Z feat. Frank Ocean – Caught Their Eyes Illa J – Snow Beach Bugus – Give Thanks Big Boi feat. Snoop Dogg – Get Wit It MC Eiht feat. Kurupt – Gangsta Gangsta Berner & Styles P feat. ScHoolboy Q – Table Jay Worthy & The Alchemist feat. Conway – Miss You **Record Of The Day** MC Whiteowl & FATCATHAYZE156 feat. L.I.F.E. Long – Keep Calm Labba & John Jiggg$ – Badman Nah Deal Wit Supahero Wu-Tang Clan – Don’t Stop **Throwback** Method Man – Even If Method Man – Uh Huh! Method Man & Teddy Riley – Party & Bullshit LL Cool J feat. Redman, Method Man & DMX – Fuhgidabowdit Funkmaster Flex & Big Kap feat. LL Cool J – I’ll Bomb Download here (right click and save as…)

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Illa J – Maureen [Audio]

Illa J is back with a new song from his third solo album, “Home”, due out on June 30th. “Maureen” is a dedication to J’s mother Maureen Yancey. Says Illa J: “This song is special because I feel blessed to have the parents that I had and their support for me my entire life for anything I wanted to achieve. My mom always has and still encourages me and supports me towards fulfilling my dreams whatever dreams those might be. I know its been really hard on her, especially after losing James and then my dad. And through all that, she still had the strength to keep moving forward strong. And I just really wanted my mom to know how much I appreciated her support, and how much i admire her strength and courage. As we grow older, we don’t always go in line with what our parents would want us to do. Especially coming from a family where your entire family is in the public eye and involved in the industry. Whatever happens, if we dont agree on same things when it comes to music and vision, at the end of the day she is my mom and always will be. So when Calvin played me the beat, all that came out and it connected with something deep within me, that I never got the chance to express. I love you mom!!” Listen below.

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Illa J – Home [Video]

“Home” is taken from Illa J’s upcoming album “Home”, due June 30th. Pre-order here. Says Illa J: “Bugged out that this is my first ever single being released without any rapping in the entire song..Been wanting to do this for so long. As always, Calvin kills it on the production. And to put the icing on the cake, the house I’m sitting in front of on the video is actually the house my parents brought me home to as a baby. It’s home in the most literal sense as I’m surrounded by family, my nieces and cousins. Also in a way showing how I’m the man of my family now since my dad and my brother are gone physically, I represent them both.”

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Illa J – Sam Cook [Audio]

Illa J is back with the first single from his upcoming LP “Home”. Says Illa J: “Singing was always a big passion for me..I was always fascinated at all the acrobatic vocal runs some singers do with their voice. To me it’s an athletic thing and I definitely see myself as a vocal athlete..and for that deeper understanding of my voice that I now have I have to thank my vocal coach Betty Lane. She literally helped me to push out the voice that had been waiting there for years, ready to come out, like “John use me, I’m your voice” and It was always a goal of mine to make a project that showcases my singing. I see myself as a singer songwriter first, I just grew up in the generation of rap, so the 2 styles just fused together naturally. I started writing poems around 8 or 9 years old, then songs, and then raps. I eventually put it all together…22 years later…the journey to my heart , through all the ups and downs of my career trying to discover my voice, who I am, all my travels around the globe. It all leads back to Home, in the most literal sense. The house I’m sitting in front of on the video for “Home” is the house my parents brought me home to as a baby. So for me it’s like going back to the original source, the original purpose. That purpose for me is to sing. That’s

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Illa J – Spiders [Audio]

“Spiders” is the first single by Illa J following his second & solo album ILLA J LP released in 2015 via Bastard Jazz Records. Produced by Calvin Valentine, the single is the very first track out of 10 songs they created in four days working out of Calvin’s home studio in North Hollywood. The pair continued the collaborations and now have about 30 songs together. Spiders is an upbeat trippy psycadelic hip hop tune. From Illa J’s visual lyrics to Calvin’s psychedelic synths and banging drums you will be hypnotized and really feeling you have “spiders crawling on your skin”. Showcasing his singing as well as his songwriting, Illa J keeps moving towards showing that he is not just a rapper. This versatility was well received with his last album. The song will be exclusively for sale on Bandcamp on October 12th and On Oct. 13th (Illa J’s birthday) on every other platform iTunes, Google Play, Apple Music etc.

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Frank Nitt feat. Illa J – Aye Girl [Video]

On the heels of his critically acclaimed solo effort, 2015’s Frankie Rothstein, Frank Nitt (Frank N Dank, Yancey Boys, J Dilla) has formed a new label, Primo Atto Entertainment, with Milan, Italy based Eritrean producer/engineer Robroy to release a collaborative album, Asphalt Runways. With production duties handled solely by Robroy and the witty wordplay provided by Nitt, (along with a host of premiere MCs, musicians and singers including Terry “Zapp” Troutman, Bishop Lamont, Illa J, OhNo, Guilty Simpson, Botni Applebum, Rhettmatic, Mixtapers, Jay Vernon, Rah Digga, and Kokane), Asphalt Runways is the perfect blend of the ornate and glamorous Milan runways, mixed with the gritty asphalt jungle of Detroit. To wrap it up with a nice bow, Primo Atto Entertainment inked a distribution deal with storied Los Angeles based independent label Delicious Vinyl, responsible for hits from the likes of The Pharcyde, Tone Loc, Brand New Heavies and more.

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