1. (NEW) Leisure Allstars feat. Lady Chann – Friday Night (Mr Benn ‘Saturday Morning’ retox)
Dutty-skankin’ remix of the Allstars/ Chann cut.
2. (1) Mr Benn – Police (Magic Fly remix)
Rude skanking remix of the lairy A side riddim.
3. (NEW) Hell Rell & JR Writer & Juelz Santana & Jim Jones & 40 Cal – Dipset Symphony
Dipset ditch Cam’ron for ‘Too Hard To Handle’-sampling boom-bap banger.
4. (NEW) Ewan Hoozami – Drinking Song
Huge funky scattershot beats and big, big horns.
5. (3) Boca 45 – Bottles In The Air
Reverb heavy floor filler.
6. (NEW) Mark Ronson & The Business Intnl – Bang, Bang, Bang
Give in to it and get your eighties-crossed-with-your-21st century-breaks on.
7. (6) Smov & Dedy Dread – No Diggin
Sixties Motown/ Bossa beat-crosser Black Street refix.
8. (NEW) Recordkingz feat. Joell Ortiz – Take A Walk With Me
Latest prime cut from last year’s superb LP.
9. (NEW) Protoman & Bleubird – Guns Don’t Kill People (Florida Does)
The ‘gunshine state’ gets rinsed boom-bap style.
10. (2) Orgone – The Last Fool
Full funk flames. First track on new LP.
It’s not all vice, corruption and extreme violence in Florida but if, like me, you’ve never been there and your conception of the place is formulated by Miami Vice, Tim Dorsey, and – er – the news…it mostly is. Contrary to the claims of Newport, Wales’ Goldie Lookin Chain, it’s not so much guns or rappers who kill people as the ‘gunshine state’ itself. Ripped and buffed emcees Protoman and Bleubird are the latest enemies of the Florida tourist board and here they casually satirise pretty much every aspect of life in that neck of the woods with this drums-heavy boom-bap Dantanna beat. Coming on not unlike an east coast version of early Foreign Legion, I can’t think of a single reason why you wouldn’t want to avail yourself of this right now since it’s both very free and very fresh:
Protoman & Bluebird – Guns Don’t Kill People (Florida Does) – FREE DOWNLOAD (Mediafire)
Protoman & Bluebird – Guns Don’t Kill People (Florida Does) – FREE DOWNLOAD (Usershare)
(PRESS RELEASE) Two Florida rap veterans, Protoman (DMG, Rawkus 50, FW4S) and Bleubird (Epidemik, Grimm Image Records) finally trade verses on a track entitled “Guns Don’t Kill People (Florida Does)”. This funk inspired breakbeat produced by Dantanna also features a fury of cuts by DJ Rob Riggs (Scratch Academy). The Florida themed record is an ode to the randomness and dysfunctional hidden culture of “The Gunshine State”.
Protoman – Myspace
Bleubird – Myspace
Dantanna – Myspace