New Music (8/3): ISHE + HEZEKIAH, Tragedy Khadafi, Faimkills, Yak Ballz, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Joe & Pharrell, Kardinal Offishall, Rochelle Jordans, Ahmed Sirour & Michelle Thompson, Jazmine Sullivan, Hollie Smith & Mara TK, jj & Neyo, & Warm Ghost

2 new cuts from your favorite rappers favorite rapper, Tragedy Khadafi.Off his Thug Matrix 3 project that is dropping September 20th, 2011 via 25 To Life Aura / Distrolord Digital.ILL-LUMINOUS FLOW is the lead single and produced By: Now & Laterz.You can cop it here on I-Tunes.
Tragedy Khadafi – ILL-Luminous Flow

***Bonus Trag***
Narcotic Lines is produced by araabMUZIK.Trag’s official album, The Last Report is due out shortly after Thug Matrix 3.
Tragedy Khadafi – Narcotic Lines

New track from Faimkills featuring Lt. Dan.
Faimkills – Swag Sewage (Close To The Knives)

New music from ISHE + HEZEKIAH from OTIS pt2 12inch.Yet another example of a better attempt then Kanye and Jay.
ISHE + HEZEKIAH – Otis Part 2

New music from Cymbals Eat Guitars.Off their second LP, Lenses Alien dropping 8/30.
Cymbals Eat Guitars – Definite Darkness

Another new Joe leak.This time with assistance from Pharell.This is off Joe’s new album, The Good, The Bad, The Sexy dropping Sept. 13.
Joe – Gone Away Feat Pharrell

New Kardi joint.Off his s forthcoming LP Mr. International.Part 1 of Ol Time Killin dropped back in 2001.
Kardinal Offishall – GOl Time Killin Part 2

The first leak from Rochelle Jordan’s, R O J O. album. This one features Jon Connor and is produced by Klash.I’m really digging her.
Rochelle Jordan – Sing Feat Jon Connor

Off The Brooklyn Duo’s sophomore effort, Narrows dropping 9/27.
Warm Ghost – GTWS

Latest online leak from Jazmine Sullivan.This track is great, nuff said!!!
Jazmine-Sullivan – Drive-By

New Hollie Smith.Off her Band Of Brothers Vol.1, which sees her collaborate with Electric Wire Hustle front man Mara TK.Dropping next week.
Hollie Smith & Mara TK – Promised Land Hotel Pt. 1 & 2

Off the The Adult Swim Singles series.This time pairing up jj with R&B crooner Neyo.
jj – We Cant Stop Feat Ne-Yo

(Design: Oliver Cartwright)

This month’s track is the release of the premiere single from my Gas Galaxy album. It is called Hypetronic and was co-produced by Chapter 7 and myself. Chapter 7 on the mix as well. My Cubic Zirconia family released this maxi-single style EP on their imprint, Don’t Cry Recordings which features an exclusive remix by Lunice (LuckyMe/Mad Decent) including instrumentals. Do yourself a favor and check out Lunice if you’ve never heard his music.
-Yak Ballz-


This is my tribute to some of the great African-American entertainers who were born in the borough of Brooklyn, NY, which is also my hometown. This was inspired by the “Roll Call” scene in Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing” where Samuel L. Jackson’s radio DJ character says a list of famous African-American musicians, though not necessarily from Brooklyn. I had always loved the music that was playing behind it but was always surprised no one tried to duplicate the idea, though I guess it was impossible to sample it since it was completely spoken over and didn’t appear on the movie soundtrack.

I figured I might as well be the only person to attempt to replay some of the elements of the music and turn it into a tribute piece to Brooklyn so I hope even those who are not from there can still appreciate this and the artists I mention who made their impact on the entertainment world at large…and daring to add myself to this already illustrious list 😉
-Ahmed Sirour-

released 29 July 2011
Ahmed Sirour (all instruments via Logic Pro 9), spoken word, musical arrangement, lyrics, production, mixing, and mastering
Michelle Thompson (lead hook & bridge vocals, and background vocals)
Bill Lee (composer of the original score from the motion picture, “Do the Right Thing”–specifically the “Roll Call” scene with Samuel L. Jackson– from which my original arrangement was derived)

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