Beatsmith Dilemma has come together with The DJBooth to bring listeners his latest street release, B.E.A.T.S. Vol. 1 (Behind Every Art Theres Sound).The inaugural entry in the Jersey native’s new mixtape series, the project features 10 instrumentals from the New Jersey native. Included on the tracklist are beats previously placed with major hip-hop artists, as well as original, unreleased material.While the only vocals on B.E.A.T.S. come courtesy of President Obama, Dilemma’s past work includes production with Freeway, Meek Mill, Maino, Joe Budden, Lloyd Banks, Gucci Maine, Young Chris, Naturel, Gilbere Forte’, Ab Liva, iCan and more.
Las Vegas emcee Sean Rose has come together with The DJBooth and C’est La Vie to bring listeners his latest street release, the OVERDRIVE mixtape. The project features 14 original records from the up-and-coming rhymesayer, including reader-approved leaks “Passport Music” and “Tomorrow.” Joining Rose on the guest tip throughout OVERDRIVE are Shawnna, Aja, S-U-Preme, Trade Voorhees, SeDrew Price, Toussaint, Gilbere Forte’, Marsha Ambrosius, Erick Arc Elliott, Asaad, Selina Carrera and Fastlane. Cam handles the bulk of production on the project.
Philadelphia fast-riser Gilbere Forte’ has joined forces with The DJBooth to bring listeners his latest street release, the YOTD: Year of the Dragon mixtape. Hosted by Terry Urban, the project features 18 tracks’ worth of previously-released material, unreleased cuts, original records and freestyles, including the Booth-approved “Lord Knows (Freestyle),” “Weighting” and “Hot in This B*tch (Remix).” Joining Forte’ on the guest tip throughout YOTD are Lloyd Banks, Don Trip, Freeway, Sean Rose, Selina Carrera, Rocky Diamonds, Sean Falyon, Jim Jones, Pusha T, Buddy James, Young L, Damani and Raak.
Check out 5+ minutes of straight fire from some of the best emcees on the rise. The Hip Hop Shop MixDown Cypher features J. Ivy, MeLo-X, Serius Jones, Naturel, Gilbere Forte, Skyzoo, iCan, and Khemist.
01. Gilbere Forte’ – Winner (ft. Freeway) [prod. Reef]
02. Emilio Rojas – Home (ft. JoyLuv) [prod. J. Glaze]
03. Laws – Incredible (ft. Mimi) [prod. L.A. & Feb 9]
04. Rittz – Triumphant Bounce [prod. DJ Burn One]
05. Sir Michael Rocks – Never Slip [prod. Tye Hill]
06. Marky – By Any Means [prod. The MadMan]
07. Shane Eli – Who’s Laughing Now [prod. Shane Eli]
08. Skewby – Cant Nobody [prod. Skewby]
09. Spree Wilson – Lay It Down [prod. Shoden!1 & Spree Wilson]
10. Thee Tom Hardy – Part of Thee Game [prod. Brad Brown & TTH]
DJBooth.net and footwear giant PUMA have joined forces to bring listeners Uncontested, a compilation EP featuring original cuts from some of the hottest underground and up-and-coming artists in the game. The project features 10 fresh records by a variety of DJBooth favorites. Included are reader-acclaimed leaks “Winner” (Gilbere Forte’), “Home” (Emilio Rojas) and “Incredible” (Laws). In addition to those named above, the project features contributions from Rittz, Sir Michael Rocks, Marky,Shane Eli, Skewby, Spree Wilson and Thee Tom Hardy. Beats come courtesy of Reef, J. Glaze, DJ Burn One, Shoeden!1 and many more.
When it comes to being a Winner, believing in oneself may not be the whole battle (case in point, Charlie Sheen), but it’s a damn good start. Making its world premiere on our front page, the inaugural leak off DJBooth.net and PUMA‘s forthcoming compilation EP is a testament to the power of perception to shape reality; over Reef‘s gritty, guitar-laced sample work, bumping in the background, Philadelphia fast-riser (and freestyle series alum) Gilbere Forte’ addresses those who may not have heard his name before, forecasting his future greatness in verses that prove his sky-high self-confidence justified: “I’m looking up in the sky to see if God knows the destiny that I chose: to be the leader of the life of those who lack souls.” Fellow Philly repper (and freestyle contributor) Freeway sums it all up on the back: “I’m a winner not because y’all n*ggas losers, but I’m a winner simply ‘cause that’s what I choose to be.” If this determination-drenched banger whets your appetite for further freshness, keep it locked; due out July 25, the EP will feature original material from Emilio Rojas, Laws, Spree Wilson, Sir Michael Rocks and more!
Northeastern buzzmaker Gilbere Forte’ has joined forces with DJBooth.net and SocietySOP to bring fans his latest street release, Philadelphia Freshman. Hosted by Ace McClowd, the project is a collection of old, new and previously-unreleased material intended to bring listeners up to speed on the artist’s work to date. Included are previously-featured, Booth-approved cuts “Push the Bar” and “Please Don’t Worry,” as well as his exclusive freestyle series contribution, “Buttons.” Joining Forte’ throughout Freshman are Raak, STS, Ab-Liva and iCan (of ¥.€.$. Movement), Selina Carrera, Bump and NittyScott.MC. Beats come courtesy of Raak & Forte’, Bengie, Beewirks, Kidnap and Ransom.