stop bitin' while i'm rhyme writin'/ or we'll be like fighting ... mike tyson.
It might not even be good, but it's still RAP
Something for everyone, but not everything for someone
Filling the cracks in the sidewalk of online rap

Saturday, September 30, 2006

15/30: If it were 1998 and I was wearing this, I would be so juiced right now

Talib Kweli - More or Less

Zion I and the Grouch - Trains and Planes
Akrobatik feat. Mr. Lif - Beast Mode

But it's 2006. And I'm wearing a purple t-shirt I bought at the Gap. Go figure.

The Grouch and Zion I made an album together. It's OK, I suppose. The Ak and Lif song sounds like the Whisper Song, and Talib Kweli is only here for the free drinks.

Friday, September 29, 2006

14/30: Brooke Hogan is awesome...

Brooke Hogan feat. E-40 - About Us (Remix)
Brooke Hogan feat. Paul Wall - About Us

Uh, yeah. I guess there's a remix by Traxxamillion. The beat actually sounds very similar, and I had to play the original and remix back to back before I could hear the difference. Therefore, I've graciously reached into my vaults and provided the original as well. Blap!

(Link are sendspace, sorry. I really need to get rid of this virus, it's fucking me in ways you can't imagine.)

13/30: It's time again for MP3 Blog Roulette!

Diddy feat. Cee-Lo, Nas - Everything I Love
Mos Def feat. Jean Grae, Memphis Bleek - Crooklyn Dodgers (prod. 9th Wonder)

I haven't listened to either of these tracks yet. Here are my predictions:

On "Everything I Love," Diddy and Nas ride a bouncy, poppy production tooled by Cee-Lo, who also provides hook duties. It's obvious that Nas ghostwrote Diddy's lines and is a suitable happy contrast for the "Hate Me Now" duo.

9th Wonder tinkers with his style a bit on "Crooklyn Dodgers," delivering his distinct-yet-groundbreaking sound. It's most welcome after 9th's countless remix albums, two or three Little Brother discs and an iPod full of guest productions. Mos Def sounds like he's stopped raiding Common's wardrobe. Memphis Bleek is lackluster than ever, and Jean Grae displays a competent but average verse over the slithering soul beat.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

12/30: Has this been blown up already?

Ludacris - He-Man
Ludacris - Girls Gone Wild

So sue me, I can only update at work an shit. I think I have a virus. "He-Man" is from a Green Lantern Mixtape (and samples a certain cartoon theme song, any guesses?). "Girls Gone Wild" is from his album, Release Therapy.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

11/30: Always a sucker for a good reggae remix...

Lil Wayne feat. Baby - Stuntin' With My Daddy (Morse Code Remix)

This is awesome. It starts off with a bouncy dancehall beat, but around the 2:40 mark, the Morse Code swiftly flips to an instrumental that is absolutely beautiful. I wish I knew about reggae. And where to find more of these damn remixes.

Monday, September 25, 2006

10/30: When trucker hats just don't cut it...

The music version of this...

E-40 feat. T-Pain, Kandi, Juelz Santana - U and Dat (B-more remix)

Not only did these dudes Aaron Lacrate and Samir go ahead and combine two of the most overt musical trends in recent memory (Hyphy and Baltimore House), but they went ahead and added a new Juelz Santana verse on the top, like putting sugar on your ice cream. I can't post anymore because I gotta go try on some skinny pants and all-over print tees.

09/30: Ghost ride the whip...

08/30: Surprise, Project Pat was raised in the... projects

07/30: Day of the Remix

Three 6 Mafia/George Michael - Careless Whisper Fly Away
Keyshia Cole/Sexual Harassment/Trick Daddy - I Should Have Freaked It
Too $hort/Juelz Santana/Otis Redding - Blow The Whistle Song
T.I., K.C. - What You Know About That Groove
Lil Wayne/Gregory Issacs - Fireman New Love

Since I know you fucks didn't download B-Cause and Max Kane's mix (Night of the Remix)... here's some highlights. I think I like the Lil Wayne and T.I. ones are the best. But the others are sublime as well.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

XX/30: IOU...

Lots of good music, sorry guys. I can't up it, my connection's being a little shady lately. Look for more stuff tomorrow.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

06/30: Have You heard this?

DJ A-Trak - Promiscuous Girl / Steady as She Goes Remix

The former 13-year-old scratch phenom marries Nelly Furtado to the Ranconteurs, and it's awesome.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

05/30: Don't blink, you might miss me...

Bone Thugs N' Harmony - Just Vibe
Lupe Fiasco - Tilted
The Roots - Bread and Butter

Shiet, I'm on fire. Here's some tracks. The Bone Thugs is some old soul shit. The Lupe and the Roots are bonus tracks from their albums that were released earlier this summer (wait, did that Lupe come out?). "Tilted" is a whirlwind of a track and uses a sample I recognize from somewhere, and "Bread and Butter" sounds like some Alabama Porch Monkeys shit.

Is it possible that I can finish 30 posts in less than 30 days? That would be amazing. But probably not. I'm like Derek Jeter up in here.

04/30: While You Were Sleeping...

Trick Daddy - Bet That
Lupe Fiasco feat. Jill Scott - Daydreamin'
Pharaohe Monch feat. Tower of Power - Push
Xzibit - Concentrate

While I was sleeping, actually. These are all singles that have come out within the last month. I should've put them up at some time. They're all OK. Rick Rock is overrated ("Concentrate"), Pharoahe Monch needs to rap more and I really like that sample on the Lupe.

It might be cheap, I know, for me to blow this load on a post. But then again, maybe one of these gems was overlooked. Not everyone can be me when it comes to scouring mp3 blogs in all their free time.

03/30: Damn!!! Already Slippin'!!!

Trae - Real Talk
Trae feat. Paul Wall, Three 6 Mafia, Jayton, Lil Boss - Cadillac
Trae - Real Talk (SLABed)
Trae and friends - Cadillac (SLABed)

So welcome to day three/four. I can't believe I'm already slippin'. I'm more like Sickamore than I thought. Anyway, if you haven't checked that Trae, then here is a sample. And if you already have checked for the um... Houston rapper... OK I don't know much about Trae, but his album, "Restless" isn't bad. Here's what Wikipedia has to say:
Trae is a southern rapper from Houston, Texas who is apart of the underground rap group Screwed Up Click with his cousin Z-Ro. He gained a name on the Houston Rap scene when he was featured on Z-Ro's album Look What You Did to Me. He co-founded the rap group Guerilla Maab which featured his cousin Z-Ro and his brother Dougie D.
So um... there you go. If you do know Trae already, I also provided those same cuts from his album but... SLAB-ed. Which stands for something. But really it just means chopped and skrewed.

"Real Talk" is a tour de force through Trae's world, with a rapid fire beat that makes you feel like you're on sherm and coke at the same time(I think. I've never done sherm, but this sounds like what I would probably hear. Although when I was 13 I imagined champagne tasted like Martinelli's Apple Cider, so take that how you will).

"Cadillac" is a rip roaring track with a lot of cameos.

The other two are exactly the same as stated above, but slower. Damn, I owe you guys a post sometime.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

02/30: How do you pronouce this blog name?

Jedi Mind Tricks feat. Sean Price, Block McCloud - Outlive the War
Jedi Mind Tricks feat. R.A. The Rugged Man - Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story

There have been a few (OK, two) people asking me how the name of this blog is pronounced. It's a valid but odd question: This site ain't famous enough for anybody to need to pronounce it out loud. Nobody's going to walk over to the next dorm (cuz that's who reads this shit, right? Stoner college kids?) and say "Hey did you check out RAPINJUSTICE the other day? It was awesome." Mainly because RAPINJUSTICE is not awesome, but also because nobody says that sort of thing. This isn't Fark or Pitchfork Media over here.

ANYWAY, I have also considered the pronunciation of this site before. The most obvious is "Rap Injustice" (which doesn't make much sense... what's the injustice?). Since I post rap music on here, that would seem like the right way. There is also "Rapin Justice," which suggests that I am currently raping justice (as an imperfect participle). Or the lastly, most common unfunny way, "Rap in Justice." Which again doesn't make sense but sounds like a line from the hip hop version of the pledge of allegiance.

These are ALL WRONG. Sorry guys. So what is the right answer? It is (drum roll please) "R.A. pin Just Ice." Yup. R.A. pin Just Ice. R.A. is short for R.A. The Rugged Man, who once made a song with Biggie, and Just Ice is a non-swearing gangsta rapper of the 80s. When thinking up a name for this site, I imagined these two relatively obscure rappers engaged in professional wrestling, and since R.A. is the big white boy, he gets the pin.

R.A.'s on the new Jedi Mind Tricks, but the best song off that album is the Sean Price one. And I linked to a video up there that has Just Ice rapping for the kids, though he's sandwiched waaaay in the back of the posse cut behind the Get Fresh Crew and Heavy D. What a predicament! (Fun Fact: That fat chick who raps used to be KRS-One's wife.) Now that everyone knows how to say my blog name, go outside and shout it to the world. Phase 1 in my plan for internet domination has begun. Muahahahaha.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

01/30: No, man, it's pronounced "ugly"...

Agallah - New York Rydah Music
Agallah - Crookie Monster

You may remember Dipset-offshoot Purple City's Agallah from his minor underground novelty hit "Crookie Monster." I believe it's produced by Alchemist and has Agallah imitating Cookie Monster and defiling Sesame Street characters through the magic of rap. You may not remember Agallah. I didn't.

But he's back nonetheless, and his single, "New York Rydah Music" is produced by DJ Premier, so it's worth checking out. Premo submits a slower, lumbering, string-led and piano dotted production here. I only want to know why you would make a song about Muppets when you sort of look like a Muppet. I wouldn't want to welcome the comparison.

00/30: My forsaken blog...

Sorry guys! I have no excuse for not posting, besides the fact that I have real life responsibilities now. But that never stopped me before. Anyway, if you've been keeping up with the XXL bloggers, you'll know that my hero (!) Sickamore blogged 31 posts in 31 days. What an amazing feat!

I've been inspired then, to post for a month. Yup! I'll post everyday for a month, with at least one song a day. Some posts might be short, with songs that might be old or that you've heard before (after all this is the internet, is there anybody who hasn't heard everything already?). But at the least I'll try to keep them obscure enough that they aren't burning up the charts like, right now. And hopefully I can bless you with some new shit that hasn't been uncovered yet.

Then I can return to ignoring the blog. Let the blogging month start... uh... tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

A disturbance in the hipster force...

DJ GYNGYVYTUS - Skeet Spirit (A Crunk Tribute to Radiohead)
DJ Matthew Africa - Twee Funk Mix

New York must be rubbing off on me.

The Crunk tribute to Radiohead isn't as bad as it sounds, and just tweaks Lil' Jon productions with a keyboard or something (probably Garageband or some shit). I'm an avid Radiohead fan, so I can pick up on most of the tunes. It might not be for people unfamiliar with the Oxfordshire quintet, though. Tracklisting and more info are here. Edit @ 11:10 p.m. : Actually, it's kind of a one-time listen thing, I already deleted it.

To balance out that lame shit, here's more info on Matthew Africa's Twee Funk mix, courtesy of *cough* *COUGH* Fader *COUGH* *COUGH* Magazine. *cough* Excuse me! Anyway, Twee Funk is what the Jackson 5 inspired in the '70s, kind of like when they had all those kids rapping in the early '90s. Da Youngstas, Kriss Kross, all of them. It's pretty cool, even though the Fader sucks and is shady because they own a promotion company and put artists they promote on the cover of the mag. And they are hipsters, which tips the scales even more here. I think in England this mix might be considered lame, cuz of those weirdo Northern Soul nerds. Don't know what I'm talking about? But if you're in America or anywhere else but England, it's cool, click away.

Friday, September 01, 2006


When a new installment of the Kidz Bop Kids series hits the racks, RAPINJUSTICE features Kidz Bop Week Month, which periodically spotlights some noteworthy tracks off of the compilation.

Kidz Bop Kids - You're Beautiful (originally performed by James Blunt)
Kidz Bop Kids - SOS (originally performed by Rihanna)
Kidz Bop Kids - L-O-V-E (originally performed by Ashlee Simpson)

Welp, this 10th edition of Kidz Bop was sort of weak from a comedy perspective. There was the drug-inspired love ballad by James Blunt, an awkward interpolation of the Black Eyed Peas and an awesomely performed Fort Minor song. But that's about it.

Here we got a Rihanna - SOS, and Ashlee Simpson's L-O-V-E. When Kidz Bop 8 came out, I was amazed at their rendition of "Since You've Been Gone," and noted many times that it could have probably been an actual radio single. "SOS" is this time arounds "Since You've Been Gone," but a lot worse. We also got Ashlee Simpson on here because she's Ashlee Simpson, and Kidz Bop just sounds so appropriate for her music. Congratulations on the new nose. And word to Jay-Z's booty call. Nice.

Til next time, this has been Kidz Bop Kids Month.

Hey... guys, what's, uh, going on?!


Agerman - Dance

I can't be the only person who finds that album title hilarious. It's been a number of years since 3x Krazy broke up and Keak, our ol' pal Agerman here, and, uh, the other guy parted ways. Keak Da Sneak, as you know, owns a successful record label, sort of blew up on the national scene and lives on a farm in Sacramento. Agerman went to God. But much like all the other hip hoppers who decide to dedicate their lives to the big Emcee in the sky (Hammer, Murda Ma$e, uh, Run... Shawn J. Period?), they can't stay away for long, especially when their former potnas are rolling in dough and creating false idols for young, impressionable black youths to worship.

But Agerman's return is great. His album title rings of the humbleness of a man dedicated to God. As if we could ever forget one third of 3X Krazy. His understanding of the masses' fickle nature causes him to pose a simple question to his audience: Do you, in fact, remember him? In my head the tone is less horror-film "Remember me, bitch?" and more Steve Guttenberg.

Anyway, the front of the album cover, as you can see, says that his album includes a hit single entitled Dance. Since it's a hit, I'll post it. I haven't listened to it yet, but it's BOUND to be good, it says so on the cover! Welcome to mp3 blog Russian Roulette.