Saturday, March 21, 2009

MF Doom - Born Like This

"Born like this/ Into this/ As the chalk faces smile/ As Mrs Death laughs/ As the elevators break/ As political landscapes dissolve." The first album from Daniel Dumile's latest pseudonym takes its name from Charles Bukowski's poem Dinosauria, We, whose opening lines are sampled here on the B-movie apocalypse of Cellz. The late writer's tale of "hospitals which are so expensive it's cheaper to die... a country where the jails are full and the madhouses closed" functions both as a prophesy of doom and a shadow biography of DOOM.

Although Born Like This is his first album in four years, little has changed. "Same guy, same disguise, sick aim, eye stare," as he says on Rap Ambush, a journey into the heart of a metaphorical insurgent hurling RPGs ("rhyme-propelled grenades"). He still likes to make life difficult. Choruses are a long-standing no-go, tracks veer off at right angles or skid abruptly to a halt. Guests Raekwon and Ghostface are chosen not for their pulling power, but their knack for submerging identity beneath an assumed character. Production duties are mostly split between DOOM and Jake One, fashioning a sound ripe with piercing organs and violins pitched around the point where Frankenstein's monster hauls himself out of his surgical straps.

After a period of workaholism that threatened overkill, followed by a period of hibernation, Born Like This finds DOOM back to his scalpel-tongued, scatter-mouthed best. KMD couldn't have ended worse; Daniel Dumile's renaissance could scarcely have gone better. As the closing lines of Dinosauria, We have it: "Born out of that/ The sun still hidden there/ Awaiting the next chapter."

1. Supervillain Intro
2. Gazillion Ear
3. Ballskin
4. Yessir (ft. Raekwon)
5. Absolutely
6. Rap Ambush
7. Lightworks
8. Batty-Boys
9. Angelz (ft. Tony Starks)
10. Cellz
11. Still Dope (ft. Empress Sharhh)
12. Microwave Mayo
13. More Rhymin' (ft. Kurious)
14. That's That
15. Suppervillainz
16. Bump's Message
17. Thank Ya

Rating 8.5/10

Download Link :

MF Doom - Gazzillion Ear (Prod By J Dilla)

DOOM - Batty Boyz

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The World Is Yours - NaS

"The World Is Yours" is the third single from rapper Nas' debut album Illmatic, released a month after the album. The song was produced by Pete Rock—who also sings the song's chorus—and it samples "I Love Music" by Ahmad Jamal and "It's Yours" by T La Rock. A remix of the song was produced by Q-Tip featuring similar but new lyrics; both it and the original were released by Columbia Records as singles, and promoted with music videos. It reached #13 on the Hot Rap Singles chart in 1994 and is now lauded as one of Nas' best tracks.

The song and the video play homage to Scarface. In which the title is about the lead character Tony Montana seeing a blimp that says "The World Is Yours" and the video is a scene from the movie where Tony gets in to a big argument with his wife and then shortly later his best friend.

"The World Is Yours"
"The World Is Yours" (Instrumental)

"The World Is Yours" (Tip Mix)
"The World Is Yours" (Tip Mix Instrumental)

Download Link :

Nas ft Pete Rock The World Is Yours

Nas - The World Is Yours (Q-Tip Remix)