Thursday, September 30, 2010
The day has fallen upon us, the time is here. Kanye West's fifth studio album is almost ready for consumption and in keeping with tradition, DJ Dub has concocted his special blend of treats from Mr. West. Making the seventh entry in this widely popular mixtape series, Style & Grace, Dub takes you on a musical excursion in the world of Kanye. After what the world thought was a Molotov Cocktail self-aimed at his career, he emerged stronger, better, smarter and faster.
Bringing out elements of the past to become part of the future yields the ultimate in listening for mixtape fans worldwide and Dub knows that first hand. Be sure to check out the various Dub Mixes on volume se7en as he employs inspiration from contemporary and classic artists like Drake, Black Moon, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Mos Def and more. Not to be outdone, volume se7en sports 26 tracks (27 with online bonus) and is a solid listen from beginning to end.
When asked how he could follow up the successful Jay Electronica "Victory" Mixtape, DJ Dub merely replied, "The only way I know how...beats, rhymes and creativity." True words spoken by the mixtape award winner & mixshow DJ (Music Choice's Rap Channel).
1. INTRO - DJ DUB
2. DIAMOND SIZED PROPS (DUB MIX) - KANYE WEST
3. RUNAWAY LOVE REMIX - JUSTIN BIEBER / KANYE WEST / RAEKWON
4. LIVE FAST DIE YOUNG - KANYE WEST / RICK ROSS
5. WHOLE CITY BEHIND US - KANYE WEST
6. WHATEVER YOU WANT (DUB MIX) - BIG SEAN / KANYE WEST
7. FANCY FALLS (DUB MIX) - KANYE WEST
8. FIND YOUR LOVE (DUB MIX) - DRAKE / KANYE WEST
9. YOUR LOVE (DUB MIX) - NICKI MINAJ / KANYE WEST
10. EXHIBIT 2 (DUB MIX) - KANYE WEST / MOS DEF / FREEWAY
11. DEVIL IN A NEW DRESS - KANYE WEST
12. SEE ME NOW - KANYE WEST / BEYONCE / CHARLIE WILSON
13. WYLIN CAUSE IM YOUNG - KID CUDI / KANYE WEST
14. ERASE ME - KID CUDI / KANYE WEST
15. YOU KNOW THEY KNOW (DUB MIX) - KANYE WEST / SHAWTY LO
16. POWER REMIX - KANYE WEST / JAY-Z / SWIZZ BEATZ
17. NOTHIN ON YOU (DUB MIX) - B.O.B. / KANYE WEST / LUPE FIASCO
18. MONSTER - KANYE WEST / RICK ROSS / JAY-Z / NICKI MINAJ
19. COMFORTABLE (DUB MIX) - KANYE WEST / BABYFACE / LIL WAYNE
20. GOOD FRIDAY - KANYE WEST / COMMON / BIG SEAN / KID CUDI / PUSHA T
21. RUNAWAY (TOIS DE NOISE MIX) - KANYE WEST / PUSHA T
22. LORD LORD LORD - KANYE WEST / RAEKWON / MOS DEF
23. IM SO APPALLED - KANYE WEST / SWIZZ BEATZ / JAY-Z / PUSHA T / CYHI DA PRINCE / RZA
24. BE CLEVE IN YOURSELF - KANYE WEST / CLEVELAND BROWN
25. LOST IN THE WORLD - KANYE WEST
26. GOLDEN STATE - LAW
27. ALL OF THE LIGHTS - KANYE WEST / DRAKE / TONY WILLIAMS
Download Style & Grace Volume Se7en (regular version - iPod friendly)
Download Style & Grace Volume Se7en (long play version)
For questions regarding DJ Dub please contact 616.322.1382 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DJ Dub Media Updates:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
One day left!!! The unveiling of Volume 6 came at a pivotal time of Kanye's career. Having successfully sashayed into the realms of aristocracy's favorite pastimes, couture and dance music, Yeezy really had much to be arrogant about. Designing possibly the most expensive shoes by an MC for MCs, Ye really set the bar high for all of his endeavors at this time.
Style & Grace Volume 6 revealed Kanye as a lyricist of unsurpassed literary ability, adept at the techniques of alliteration and polyprosopon, able to create the most sincere poetry of his day, and all the while incorporating into his work a subtext critical of the current state of affairs. This volume sports a nice dance set at the end including a fun remix of Kanye's Workout Plan. Enjoy! One more day until part 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Download Style & Grace Volume 6 Here
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Day feezy of Yeezy and I'm really glad you're taking this all like a true hip-hop head. This issue brings the funk back to the core ethics of my mixtape mantra, make old songs sound new. Volume 5, like Judges, is the continued story of 2 of G.O.O.D. Music's judges, Consequence and Kanye, and "their struggle against an oppressive foreign overlord". Who's the overlord you ask? The jerk with his hand on the trend-bending outlets of radio, video and tv that pushes through those damn dance tracks that hurt every MC's heart. This edition has interview footage from Kan and Cons, remixes by yours truly and special guests like Royce Da 5-9, Consequence, Talib Kweli and John Legend. Enjoy like always! 2 Days left!!!
Download Style & Grace Vol 5 HERE!
Monday, September 27, 2010
Similar to the book of first Chronicles, this mixtape is a solid listen as its one of the few editions of Style & Grace that is recorded from a true live mix. It was released prior to Graduation so you will hear that influence heavily throughout this mix. The focus was clearly on Ye's lyrics and special guests ranging from Ma$e to Roscoe P Goldchain (qTip Voice "where ya at"?). Trust this is no exception to the legacy of the Style & Grace series and is a great ride out. Enjoy!
Download Style & Grace Vol 4
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Volume 3 takes us to the South side of Chicago to tell the story of two of the city's native sons, Rasheed and Kanye. Deriving the theme from Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, this tape echoed the resurgence in Common's career as well as Kanye's confidence. The tape also features a myriad of guests ranging from Patti Labelle to John Mayer (before he was placed on hood probation...). Trust me, a good listen...Enjoy!
Download Style & Grace Vol 3 here
Friday, September 24, 2010
As with any trial, you will be tested. This mixtape came at an odd time where the world was at war with itself and music was serving as a quiet escape for the crew. See what you think and enjoy day 2 of the Se7en Days of Ye.
DOWNLOAD STYLE & GRACE VOL 2 HERE
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Kanye west has been at the forefront of this millenium's musical voice. Being able to go from backpack rapper to b-boy auto-Crooner is not a feat that many artists can lay claim to. After throwing a "molotov cocktail" at his career with the Taylor Swift incident, The Louis Vuitton Don has regrouped and has made a committment to evoke 100% hip-hop on the upcoming album, Dark Twisted Fantasy.
The rise to power has been archived on the Style & Grace series in its first six iterations. With various guests and themes, DJ Dub has captured the plight, struggle and victory from Ye's musical perspective.
Upon completion of Volume 7, Dub wanted to give all of Kanye's fan a treat and in turn has deemed September 23-September 30, the Se7en Days of Ye. Every day @ noon, from September 23-30, you can catch a link to download a volume of the Style & Grace series so by day se7en, you'll be ready for all that power.
After dropping Jay Electronica's well-recived "Victory" mixtape earlier this year, Dub decided to revisit one of his most popular and familiar mixtape series. People have been a fan of the Style & Grace mixtape series because of its showcasing of unreleased material and Dub's panache for remixing. They've been seen at all of your favorite sites like Vibe, The Smoking Section, The Source and more.
Day 1 - September 23
Style & Grace - Volume 1
DOWNLOAD VOLUME 1 HERE
As an added bonus, here's a link to sample what Volume 7 is going to bring your eardrums. Enjoy!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Here's how we're gonna do this. From September 23 to September 29, I will share with you the last six editions of this mixtape series that has documented a real movement in hip-hop. I'm calling it The 7 Days of Ye's.
Daily, starting thursday, I will up Volume 1 then 2 all the way up to volume 6 next Wednesday. Ending off with the debut of Volume 7 on Holy Thursday, September 30.
For those of you NOT in the know, I've been doing Style & Grace mixtapes to document the G.O.O.D. music movement for years and this being the 7th edition, I feel like we need to do a recap.
For your regular Music Choice mixtape fix, we got you!
Rap Channel is what you need, high volume is mandatory.
(all my Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, Verizon Fios homies, you know whats up!)
REMEMBER ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN STANDARD !!!!
9/23/2010 Thursday 12:00 noon
9/24/2010 Friday 10:00pm
9/25/2010 Saturday 5:00pm
9/27/2010 Monday 4:00pm
Friday, September 3, 2010
Aight, another installment is on deck for your boy. For some reason, GQ planted the seed that I would want to watch the nonsense called "Pirahna 3-D". Unfortunately it continued to reinforce the stereotype of my disdain for swimming in lakes, oceans and rivers. What does that have to do with VOSS, Fiji, etc? Not a dang thing. I figure if a $7 bottle of water is a top seller, you might pay attention.
DJ Dub - Dubsack Radio showtimes below...tune in and turn it up.
(For my Time Warner, Comcast, Verizon Fios, and Cox fam)
9/3/2010 Friday 10:00pm
9/4/2010 Saturday 5:00pm
9/5/2010 Sunday 12:00 midnight
Since its a long weekend, you could probably use some new beats, right?
Aight...hip-hop from the gut featuring new joints from: Skillz, Joe budden, Black milk, Royce da 5-9, Elzhi, J. Cole, Joell Ortiz, Skyzoo, Slum Village, j dilla, 1982, Bun B, Diggy, Lupe Fiasco, pharrell, Kanye west, and Jay-Z