Tyler, The Creator – Tron Cat [Audio]

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Much needed leak after Th3rapy $e$$!on (W33k 2). GOBLIN out 5/10.

DOWNLOAD: Tyler The Creator – Tron Cat

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Enter Homeboy Sandman. Sunday Night at The Middle East.

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

I knew within one minute of watching Homeboy Sandman that he would eventually command a top spot in hip-hop. It was about three years ago at the Bowery Poetry Club, and I was riding out my annual pre-Christmas mushroom bender and hip-hop scouting trip to New York City. There’s no weekend I anticipate more; just me, some mushrooms, and a big bag of grass for two days spelunking Gotham’s robust underground rap scene.

Boy Sand, as the door promoter called him, commanded the stage like Chuck D. At once he packed every rap quality that had ever moved me – from quick, humorous, and conscious, to witty, just, ambitious, and powered like a locomotive. Even other artists walked up front to rhyme along to his newly written “Lightning Bolt” – and rappers NEVER do that shit. Despite the hallucinogens I saw it clearly – they were cheering for the next talent with a shot of popping big. And so was I.

I don’t bring up this first meeting to pound my own chest about discovering Homeboy Sandman. I didn’t – Fairfield Weekly writer Adam Bernard did. I mention it to note just how long ago that was – December 2007, to be exact. At the time of this writing, Boy Sand is on the brink of becoming one of hip-hop’s preeminent artists, not to mention one with tremendous potential to step into various commercial realms on his own terms. This shit didn’t happen overnight. This shit took nourishment. And it only came after Boy Sand established his rules on his turf.


Yes! Blogging! Week on JTTS

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

You’ve hated Chris Faraone’s posts since day one. We all have. You’ve said you can do better, and even if you didn’t say it.. you at least thought it… Well now it’s time to put your money where your mouth is.

We are opening up the gates of JTTS to our faithful readership. The mic is yours. We will poast anything and everything you send us (sans racist shit, certain types of porn, terrorism shit, or anything that can get us in legal trouble).

You are all guest bloggers. The blogs can be short or they can be long. They can be about yourself, music, your own music (fucking hacks), how much you loathe jkfgt .. anything..

be warned. we expect everyone to be merciless in their critique of said blog posts..

to submit blogs – send them in EXACTLY how you want them posted. If you include pictures or audio or embed links, make sure you tell us where in the post to include that shit.


entries must be received by next friday.. We will post as we receive them starting Monday.

The Most Incredible Time-Lapse Video Evar?

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide.
Spain´s highest mountain @(3718m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories.

The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.

A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April (bit.ly/?g3tsDW) and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.

Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.

DJ Deadeye – “Living Lost” [Video]

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Dope video from Deadeye x Slaine x Esoteric x Krumbsnatcha x Easy Money x DC the Midi Alien

Devin the Dude @ Western Front Tonight

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Leedz Edutainment Presents

Devin the Dude

w/ Coughee Brothaz, Oak Lonetree & Midnight Man, Mitchy B, Nezze, B-Mugz, Authentic, and more

@ Western Front, 343 Western Ave, Cambridge

18+ | $15 | 9PM

BONUS: Leedz Edutainment Present The Best of Devin the Dude

Jelani – Clarity (Prod. Durkin) [Audio]

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

FU¢K. Th!$ is my $h!t. Perfect for the weather in Boston right now. Download this before anything you see below…

Whenever I go out, I’m always in thinking mode. I’m one of those dudes that can’t help but to study his environment; a hall of fame people-watcher, if you will. Just from the Art of observation, I pick up a lot of ideas and wisdom. It also allows me to really *see* the world around me for what it is, as well as come to conclusions about things going on in my own life. That said, I’d had this beat on my BlackBerry for a while and I used to play it ALL the time while I was walking around Manhattan. So when it came time to write a song to it, what I wanted to do was take people inside my world and give them a first person perspective of the way I think when my headphones are on. Or rather, the way this particular beat made me see the world as it was playing.

DOWNLOAD: Jelani – Clarity (Prod. Durkin)

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SUPER DUPER EXCLUSIVE: Mister Jason (of Porn Theatre Ushers) Returns Triumphantly. Album Release Saturday at Good Life.

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Before I moved to Boston seven years ago, I knew more about the local rap scene than most outsiders, but my knowledge was still limited to cats who were making big splashes on the greater subterranean scene. No doubt that among that exalted group of exports were the Porn Theatre Ushers, an MC-producer duo that brought something entirely new and even different.

While most emerging underground acts at the time were flexing muscles, being the toughest conspiracy theorists they could be, PTU’s Nabo Rawk was cracking jokes, and delivering riotous shows to match. Right behind Nabo, Mister Jason spun beats that were in some cases decidedly old school, and that in others were pushing indie hip-hop ahead.

I’ll be plowing deeper into Boston rap history in a late-summer feature (more on that soon), but for now I’ll just say I had a long rap with Jason about the Hub’s late-90s fringe rap boom. While I had heard stories of Cage crashing on his couch, I never knew his crib played host to so many up-and-comers, or that he was one of the first dudes of his generation to really freak a sampler.

In the time since PTU’s two releases, Jason’s kept his face on the local scene, either in the crowd or, more recently, on the decks at Good Life. But unlike his forever comrade Nabo, who drops more discs than Kardashians drop panties, he hasn’t released any music in more than half-a-decade. Until now…

This Saturday marks the arrival of Frankensteez (Fort Point Recordings), Jason’s long-awaited solo outing featuring a range of icons from Edo G to DJ Revolution. Working largely with Moe Pope associate Rain and MC veteran K-No Supreme, he cut a magnificent spread that aligns old with new, and phenomenal dusty organic samples with, well, more phenomenal dusty samples.

Without further ado, the Boston Phoenix and JumpTheTurnStyle are excited to present “Black Angel,” the debut Frankensteez single featuring K-NO and DJ Saucy Lady. It’s a finger-licking, finger-picking banger for the sticking, sure to survive multiple re-shuffles in iPods of even the ficklest rap geeks. Soak this in, and stay tuned for more joints including “Mister Jason Has A Posse,” on which dude tapped 26 MCs, whose names ascend in alphabetical order, to spit four bars each. Really – check the track list (from UGHH) below. To be continued…

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LISTEN: Frankensteez (Mister Jason + Rain + K-No Supreme) featuring Saucy Lady – “Black Angel”

Tracklisting After The Jump…



Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

So Time Out Boston asked me to make a mix for them and after reading Lil Faraonie’s post on JTTS about Team Teamwork, I geeked out and complied this all 8-bit, Chiptune and video game-inspired release — Computer Love. Enjoy!


Computer Love by d.j.knife

Odd Future: The Record Label

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

All that talk from Tyler about wanting to sell millions and win a Grammy looks to be somewhat closer to reality now with the announcement today that Odd Future has signed a deal with RED Distribution/Sony for their own imprint, Odd Future Records. I’m not completely sure, but I believe this means all members are signed both as part of the group and as individuals, should they release solo albums.

Either way, this is either the beginning of the end of the end of the beginning, if you’ll forgive the cliche. Assuming Sony gives them a budget to play with, this could yield some incredible material; think a Tyler directed short film a la Kanye West’s “Runaway” or an ambitiously executed group album. But considering what they’ve done on their own thus far, it’s not apparent that they necessarily need to be on a major either. The line between underground and mainstream used to be where record labels played gatekeeper, but its sufficiently blurry at this point that acts like Odd Future can cross over and back as they please, or move the line altogether. It could work in the short term, but the relationship between extreme creative types and major labels rarely maintains over the long term, whether they’ve been promised creative freedom or not.

The press release from manager Chris Clancy, as originally posted on RapRadar:

“It’s based on getting the distribution deal we’ve always envisioned that allows the group to “sign  themselves” to their own company and keep their masters. They will have 100% creative control of all aspects of their music, art, and release schedule with no 3rd party participation in outside business. Freedom and ownership was the whole point. Red and Sony know that its in everyone’s best interest to maintain the group’s authenticity and control. They built it, they deserve it. There’s no cheesy hooks or fluorescent liquor product placements in the works..  It’s about to be fun.. and different.. “


Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

eye know u strugglin right now lil homey..

u been dealin’ wit mad crazy situationz and shit..

therapy ain’t no place 4 a G

sometimez even a real nigga like myself wanna cry..

but u can’t be goin out like no punk ass bitch..

u gotta pour out a lil alize’ and some henny in a cup.. (thug passion iz what we call dat)
stir dat shit up..
lite dat spliff ov sherm and just say fuck the world my nigga
u can’t be lettin bitchez get a hold of u.. u be lettin bitches run yo shit.. u become a bitch yaself..

take it from a real nigga. thug life.








u still a bitchmade fgt doe and that ain’t nevah gon change..

FREE Fameless Fam Mixtape DOWNLOAD – “Eat Fly”

Monday, April 25th, 2011

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LISTEN: Virtue + Watsky + Emoh Betta – Bug Zapper

From what I understand, Allston’s Fameless Fam crew put together this here mixtape to prove their worth in the final stretch of the Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll voting.

Dudes already have my vote – their video for “Bricks” was my favorite of last year, and they keep cranking shit out, which I’m told is how you get ahead in this here nu-music era.

Their homeboy Watsky has also been on Ellen twice, which I’m pretty sure is two more times than any other rapper who isn’t Snoop Dogg.


  1. EitherOar – Virtue
  2. 1DOSAGE – partyboobytrap
  3. Blue Lips – Time Crisis
  4. Hard Luck – Juan Deuce x Falside
  5. Bug Zapper – Virtue x George Watsky
  6. Long Time No Hear – GHOSTPUNCHER DELUXE
  7. Running from Giants – Time Crisis
  8. Been Since – Virtue
  9. Kudos – EJ3 Robot
  10. Keep it Animated – Dj Benny x partybooobytrap x George Watsky
  11. Hey Dj – Juan Deuce x Falside
  12. Now What? – partyboobytrap
  13. Corny Club Track [Very Important People] – Dj Benny
  14. Blizzard – EJ3 Robot
  15. Negative Space – partyboobytrap
  16. Give up the Ghost – Time Crisis

Beastie Boys x Santigold – “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” [Audio]

Monday, April 25th, 2011

More Hot Sauce leakage for the streets. Not sure if the Beasties can actually rap anymore, but they can still put an ill song together.

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DOWNLOADBeastie Boys x Santigold – “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win”