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(2)Deep: DJ Premier – New York Reality Check 101 (Mixtape)

blame it on JES7 April 24, 2011

Slow SUNday, how about another dope tape for y’all to zone out to? This one is not that rare, although out of the three formats this is offered on, the tape is probably the scarcest of them all. The tape version differed slightly from the CD version, with two bonus tracks. Anyhow, this tape, Tony Touch’s 5 Deadly Venoms of Brooklyn and 50 MCs Power Cypha are probably my top 3 favorite tapes and ones I consider my holy grails. Enjoy! [P.S. Shout out to all you wack, sucker DJs spinning Wacka Flacka, Mobb Deep and Brand Nubian all in the same set! We all thank you for helping to destroy the culture while trying to keep your integrity in tact at the same time. Lames.]

Side A
01. Intro
02. J-Live – Braggin’ Writes
03. Brainwash – Break It Down
04. Laster – Off Balance f. Edo G.
05. G-Depp – Head Over Wheels (yes, that G Depp)
06. Skit
07. Natural Elements – Lyrical Tactics
08. Company Flow – 8 Steps to Perfection
09. Shades of Brooklyn – Change
10. L Da Head Toucha – Too Complex

Side B
01. Intro
02. Street Smartz – Metal Thangz f. O.C. & Pharoahe Monch
03. Rezidue – Inner City Blues
04. Godfather Don – Properties of Steel
05. Brainsick Mob – Mixmaster
06. AK Skills – Check Tha Flava (Not on CD)
07. Choclair – 21 Years
08. Finsta Bundy – Feel The High Pt. 2
09. Outro
10. Special Ed – Think Twice

DOWNLOAD: Side A | Side B

  • crosby connolly

    I take it the author doesn’t consider himself a ‘wack, sucker dj’

  • yikes

    And I wanna thank Justice Supreme for taking on the hip-hop elitist mentality! Thanks for being one of those sucker ass niggas who boxes in a genre and stunts its growth! Shout out to you nigga.

  • “Growth.” lol

  • rusty

    the G Dep track is Head Over Wheels

  • yikes

    Exactly the response I was expecting from a lame ass nigga stuck in the 90’s. Good day sir.

  • itskaz

    What crawled up Justice’s ass and died?

  • HarHarHar

    Lol @ Justice and all those faggot ass hip-hop elitists, that are stuck in the 90’s listening to their “Real Hip-hop”. Dusty ol’ faggots like you are the ones holding hip-hop back.

  • Nah it’s actually you lames who support that wack shit who’s holding it back. I am stuck in the 90s at the same time I’m always digging for new shit. I’m just not one of those suckers being conformed to thinking all these wack rappers are showing “growth” in the culture. Fuck outta here.

  • lol

    I actually liked J.E.S. before this post but just a lot of respect for him. *removes 2DBz from bookmarks because it’s not any different from what xclusiveszone or rapradar does*

  • Adam

    Wait…da fuck is goin on here?

    Okay, “Hip Hop Elitism” aside…are you seriously coming at Justice for saying that dudes like Wacka Flocka aren’t providing anything beneficial to the culture, and that DJs who play his music/music like it only so that they can “stay current” aren’t being true to themselves and promote the idea that their music has any validity? Is that legit what we’re stating here?

    Smh. Okay. I guess if we didn’t fuck wit it, somebody would.

    I’m out.

  • marty mcfly

    Its crazy how young people get mad at people who feel like 90s music is better instead of trying to figure out why a so called hip hop elitists feels the way they do. Artists today got access to everything possible to make dope music but still make shit thats weak 9 times outta 10. How are the people in the 90s holding the young generation back when almost every successful artist in the game now is from the 90s era.

  • N0T0RI0USRAMB0

    PREMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Being frank…Sinatra!

    If your 17 and under then don’t bother to respond to me or Justice Supreme because your still developing brains need a little(or alot) more developing kiddos. Your like a bunch of litle sheepal and you don’t realize it yet.It’s okay, you’ll get it one day. When you grow out of your vegetable minds and stop thinking hiphop is all about swag, swag,dancing, and swag then come talk to us…I used to be a sheep just like you..

  • Being frank..Sinatra!

    Justice Equality Supreme said this
    I’m just not one of those suckers being conformed to thinking all these wack rappers are showing “growth” in the culture. Fuck outta here.

  • marty mcfly

    This rap shit is about two things. DOPE or not DOPE and anytime someone says something is not dope people make excuses like , that person is just a hater or hes just stuck in the 90s. NO some shit just aint dope…

  • HarHarHar

    Justice is one of the suckers who’s been brainwashed into thinking that a dusty ol’ Premo beat and a rapper spittin about growin up on a corner is any more “real” than what Waka and Gucci make. It’s funny that you talk about wack rappers, when this site tries to give shine to some of the most fake/wack shit that’s ever been labeled as hip-hop.

  • nastshabast

    Choclair joint!!!

  • joojoo

    As much as I hate true school elitism you have to be fucking retarded if you think that Wocka Flocka or any of his school of rap could actually take hip hop forward or add to its growth in any fashion…

  • Pauly Dee

    Example: Whacka Flacka, Gucci Mane, Mac Miller, etc.

  • Simon says

    Shuttup bitches

  • Pauly Dee

    I swear, some of your kiddies are too fucking stupid for your own good…

  • What I’m trying to figure out is why everyone is gettin mad @ JES? it’s his OPINION poeple! obviously some of you disagree w/ it, which is fine, everybody has their own opinion, but why do you have to hate on him for his?… I love ’90s ish & stuff that’s out now (some of it, lol); all he’s tryin to do is educate those on where Hip-Hop has come from…& even though I grew up while all the music he’s spotlighting now, most of it I’ve never heard of or didn’t even know it existed…so, I say thanks J.E.S/KNOWxONE

  • Daniel Beaulieu

    Justice Equality Supreme,

    I agree with what you’re saying but 2 Dope Boyz is one of the BIGGEST OFFENDING SITES… Some people come here for good new hip hop and what do they find? The same dumb shit that’s on every site… A bunch of Nikki Minaj radio rips and Rick Ross mixtape bullshit… Putting u new J.Cole tracks is NOT breaking new music!! This site doesn’t do DICK to expose people to new artists. The same thing goes for NahRight. For anyone associated with this or that site to complain about Gucci Mane or Meek Mill is a little hypocritical…

  • WUTANGFAN

    one day it’ll ALL make sense

  • RappersRActors

    LMAO @ this C-Section

  • jd

    Thank you Justice for calling it like it is. More respect than these fucking “fans” could ever comprehend. The term “Hip-hop” should have split from the rap branch long ago, because nowadays all these little youtube rap fans can’t tell the difference from shit they’re spoon fed by Warner Bros versus music from guys that have been grinding out tours, supporting local shows and dropping wax for decades. Keeping the scene alive, not packaging it with tattoos and hair dye for suburban kids in their dad’s Escalades. Justice spoke the truth, and if you find yourself in disagreement, you should look long and hard in the mirror the next time your pathetic little lips utter the word hip hop. There’s an actual culture that real heads grew up with an went through; we didn’t fucking buy it at Hot Topic.

  • let’s be real

    pretty sure everybody understands what J.E.S. is trying to say, although it comes one post after a memphis bleek freestyle over racks on racks on racks on racks on racks on racks on racks on racks on racks……….come on now

  • Daniel Beaulieu

    *2 Dope Boyz’s conference room*

    Editor: So what are we gonna post today?

    Contributor: I heard a new Pace Won record that was kinda tight…

    Editor: No one cares about that 90’s shit… Someone give me something I can work with?

    Another Contributor: We have some footage of Wiz Khalifa buying shoes at the mall…

    Editor: Eureeka!… Hip Hop gold! But I want our site to in no way differ from other sites- so make sure it’s everywhere else too before we proceed…

  • @Justice Equality Supreme & Being frank..Sinatra!
    you two are those type of assholes that THINK you know every little shit about Hip-Hop. just because you’re over 25 doesn’t mean shit. List a bunch of people you bump and i bet most of us could find flaws in that list. Wack ass old niggas.

  • lonestar playa

    So u kids datz bashin Justice u mean to tell me dat the new generation rappers are actually showin growth???? So answer dis how many of these records dat u listen to now dat u would listen too 10 years later like u would Scarface’s The Diary or UGK’s Supertight? I’ll wait

  • lol

    What he’s saying is that you can’t like AZ and Gucci at the same time… which is utterly retarded because I can like whatever the fuck I want to like. I CANNOT wait for that fucking Mobb Deep X Waka track so you elitist, stuck in the 90’s “hip-hop fans” have an ulcer.

  • Pauly Dee

    In my honest opinion, if you listen to Waka or anyone of the sort…you probably have the IQ level of a retarded monkey child.

  • Malik

    Eh, the 90s were cool. We’re getting more interesting production now than then though. We have a far wider variety of emcees now too as well as more interesting concepts. Obviously I’m speaking generally because there’s a bunch of great material from the 90s and the 80s, but if you’re barometer for what is going on NOW with hip hip is just those dudes on XXL puts on freshmen covers, you’re sorely missing out on some beautiful shit that’s happening in the culture BECAUSE of those 90s rappers/producers.

  • Julian

    @Pauly Dee – I completely agree with that. But, Pauly Dee (the Jersey dumbass) is also a retarded monkey child.

  • marty mcfly

    The question is are the new artists under 25 these days making better music then the older artists from the 90s? Why is premo and 9th wonder and Just blaze still making better beats with two pieces of equipment then producers sitting in studios with million dollar set ups? Why the hell are people not rapping better then artists from 15 years ago? Mobb deep and Nas had classic albums out before they were even 22 and with barely enough tools to do it.

  • Julian

    You guys are all arguing about nothing. If a song is bad, then don’t listen to it or encourage others to listen to it. If it is good than Just Enjoy That Shit!

  • marty mcfly

    @Daniel , you think its easy to post new music thats dope every single day? Ive never tried making a site for hip hop artists but Im sure its not that easy.

  • pILLpusha

    Jay Electronica said it best in some interlude. . . about drugs and your chain. . . it was the poetry of it, if you listen to raekwon and ghostface is like fyodor dostoevsky, it the poetry

  • pILLpusha

    talking about 90’s era hiphop

  • KidCassette

    @MARTY MCFLY PREEMO 9TH AND JUST ALL OWN BASICALLY MILLION PLUS DOLLAR STUDIOS WITH OUTBOARD COMPRESSORS EQ’S AND ALL THAT SHIT HELL BLAZES NEW STUDIO GOT A MASTERING ROOM ALSO AND MOBB DEEP AND NAS ALBUMS WERE BACKED BY BIG LABELS AND WERE RECORDED IN BIG STUDIOS WITH PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND MIXERS AND HAD BIG NAMES LIKE Q-TIP AND PETE ROCK ON THERE ALBUMS THERE IS ALOT OF RAPPERS RAPPING BETTER OR JUST AS GOOD AS THEY WERE WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG BUT ITS A COMPLETELY DIFFRENT ERA IN RAP BACK THEN ALL U HAD TO DO WAS RAP AND U GOT SIGNED NOW U GOTTA HAVE A BUZZ A SINGLE ALL THAT BULLSHIT AND IF U DONT WATER DOWN THEN YOUR ALBUM AINT GONNA COME OUT THEY WOULD JUST RELEASE A RAP ALBUM BACK IN THE DAY CAUSE THEY DIDNT CARE NOW THAT ITS INFILTRATED THE POP CHARTS AND BECAME A LEGIMATE GENRE AND ARTFORM THEY WANNA MAKE THERE MONEY OFF OF IT

  • Simon says

    Rappers from the 90s had more heart than rappers today. In the 90s, MCs didnt care for the glits & glamour, they cared about the culture and keeping it poppin. Today, rappers rap just to get rich and come up wit these catchy records that u can do the same corny dance to. The love for the culture is gone or slowly fading away and that is why us 90s heads dispise todays rappers and the radio

  • Malik

    @Marty McFly

    There are plenty of sub 25 rappers that are making great music. What makes the internet beautiful and terrible is that there is just so much. And garbage always outnumbers quality. We’ll see how great everything really is 5-10 years from now.

    Blu dropped Below the Heavens at 24, Lu was 25 with Food & Liquor, Skyzoo, and Lowkey is still only 24. There’s still Big KRIT, OF, Wale, etc. who I’m not really big on as of right now. I love Premo, 9th, and JB but I wouldn’t put any of them at the top of my favorite producers list, but the people I prefer are also from the 90s.

  • Shy

    ayo knowxone,
    you know Shake n Mek as well as most of us enjoy the occassional club banger right? We love HipHop. I love that raw golden era shit. but i aint gon expect some GangStarr and Jay Elect when “I’m in the club posted up (up)/
    got my arms folded/
    Blunt in my mouth and these haters I’m scoping I’m just/
    Twisting my body from Siiiide 2 Siiiiide/”
    LOL.
    tbh this c-section is pointless as hell i just thought i’d contribute.

  • KidCassette

    AND I THINK THATS WACK SAYING THAT I CANT PLAY WACKA AND MOBB IN THE SAME SET I LIKE A COUPLE OF WACKAS SONG IF IM DJING AT A CLUB I SHOULD BE ABLE TO PLAY GOT IT TWISTED AND NO HANDS IN THE SAME SET THEY BOTH WERE HITS AND BOTH ARE SONGS I LIKE AS LONG AS THE DJ IS GOOD AND THE MUSIC IS GOOD ITS NOT WACK

  • Malik

    Also Fashawn and Sene. I just remembered Black Milk is an ill producer that’s also young. He hails from the temple of the greatest producer of all time though.

  • marty mcfly

    There are good rappers who are young and came out after the 90s era but if you think the rappers from the 90s had it easier because they had deals with major labels that aint true. As far as producers from that era im just saying the reason why I like them is cause of what they can do with just a few sounds.

  • YAMIYELLING?????

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH IM KID CASSETTE RATHER THAN MAKING GOOD POINTS IM GONNA TAP THE CAPS LOCK KEY AND MAKE MY THOUGHTS UNREADABLE!!!!!!!!

    I REALLY LIKE NEW HIP HOP I WONT FRONT THATS WHY I’M ON THIS SITE..I LIKE NEW MUSIC, BUT AT THE SAME TIME 90S HIP HOP WAS SOME OF THE BEST STUFF OF ALL TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU CAN’T DENY THAT BACK IN THE 90S IT WAS ABOUT POETRY AND RESPECT OF THE GAME. I LIKE TO DO MY DANCE BUT SOMETIMES I GOTTA GET ON THAT LYRICAL TIP

  • Freeze

    Yo u motherfuckers are funny.. I always thought these debates were ridiculous. Listen to what u wanna listen to n be content with whatever it is u listen to, n dont get on sum1 else for listening 2 gucci or wacka.. I personally cant stand that music but hey, if thats yoou, go for it. Im not gunna sit here n act like im better than u n more “elite” cause i think my taste in hip-hop is more refined. Fuck outta here.

  • its his opinion don’t take it personal, stop dickriding artist like they’re your friends lol. Anyways there’s a lot of artist nowadays bringing a spark back into the game but there’s just an overwhelming amount of nonsense. So just be smart enough to differentiate party music from a real mc and you’ll be fine

  • Jack Mehoff

    Where’s the bonus Special Ed joint? Cuts off after Finsta Bundy track

  • Pauly Dee

    @Julian

    Yes. Yes he is. Too bad I’m Pauly Dee, not Pauly D.
    :P

  • marty mcfly

    If Prodigy from Mobb Deep was 19 again and was coming out for the first time during this internet era rhyming like he did on Hell on Earth. He would lyrically destroy 80% of the shit these niggas out here been doing. I like club shit too but we aint talking about that. We talking about that real shit.

  • KidCassette

    THEY DID HAVE IT EASIER IF THEY READ THERE CONTRACT RIGHT THEY COULD TOUR AND GET PAID OFF MERCHANDISING AND NOT GET SCREWED IF THERE ALBUM DIDNT SELL NOW U GOTTA SIGN A 360 DEAL AND BASICALLY BE A MANAGER A PUBLICIST A PRODUCER ALL THAT SHIT AND THERE ALOT OF PRODUCERS THAT DONT NEED ALOT OF TOOLS BUT WITH HIP HOP PRODUCING ITS BASICALLY U A DRUM MACHINE AND MAYBE A SYNTH AND A RAPPER BUT THAT NOT TO SAY A GROUP LIKE JUSTICE NEED VERY MUCH TO WRITE A DEMO OR SONG THEY COULD JUST WRITE ALL THE PARTS ON THE PIANO FOR ALL THE INSTRUMENTS THEN BRING MUSICIANS IN TO PLAY THOSE PARTS IN THE FORM OF A ANOTHER INSTRUMENT JUST DIFFRENT WAYS OF CREATING

  • Yz

    “Nah it’s actually you lames who support that wack shit who’s holding it back”
    Hey dooshbag… you contribute to a blog site where 8 out of 10 posts IS “that wack shit”. That said, who are you anyways? TTTRadio.net for real Dj’ing btw.

  • Oak

    JES has good ass posts. I dig them and I enjoy learning about Hip-Hop’s past since I’m only 20.

    However, some on y’all reminiscing on 90’s Hip-Hop forget about all the pop shit that came out back then (Vanilla Ice, Kris Kross, etc). Cats like Nas didn’t sell a mil in a week when they released Illmatic; it was timeless music though and that is why we remember it today.

    Before you bash the music of today realize that there are a LOT more artists releasing music today. You can’t tell me cats like J. Cole, Big KRIT and Kendrick Lamar aren’t elevating the culture.

  • KidCassette

    @MARTY MCFLY BUT I GET WHAT UR SAYING THO BUT BACK IN THE DAY RAPPING WASNT A DREAM FOR EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD OR TO DO MUSIC CAUSE IT WAS LESS ACCESSIBLE CAUSE U ACTUALLY HAD TO BUY GEAR AND ALL THAT NOW THERES SO MANY RAPPERS AND PRODUCERS AND LITTLE BUDGETS FROM LABELS I FEEL IT IS HARDER TO MAKE IT IN THE RAP GAME AND YES PRODIGY WOULD RIP MOST CATS IF HE WAS FROM THIS ERA BUT WOULD HIS MUSIC BE RELEVANT THO IN THIS INTERNET AGE THATS THE QUESTION

  • marty mcfly

    To get a deal back then you had to get a buzz by pounding the pavement and going on the road not just sending music out nationwide by just pressing a bottom on your computer. Plus the cost of making a album back then was ten times more expensive. Yes there was alot of bullshit coming out in the 90s just like today and yes there are too many rappers today but I a rapper who knows how to use old techniques in his music just like new techniques will always sound better then a person who just started rapping and dont know and respect the 90s era. The song Pac Div from Pac Div is a perfect example cause that song could have come out yesterday or ten years ago and its still a banger. Im not saying your shit has to sound old but im saying if you take the rhyme scheme of someone like J cole , that flow has a heavy influence from the 90s and thats why hes out rapping alot of rappers cause he was listening to people like Inspektah Deck fit complex bars in small spots in between drums on a beat. Shit like that takes years to be able to do every time and people like me can hear if a artist has that ability or not.

  • red

    If you were born in the early 90s like me (1990) then I’m sure you would agree that people of my generation have the benefit of really hearing hip hop.
    I feel privileged to be able to appreciate old school and new school.
    I don’t consider either superior. It’s all good music.

  • BB

    been had this on cd not the tape verison though

  • Fuck2oldmen

    that post script was funny to read on a site that will post something dope like an Illmatic documentary followed by some Nikki Minaj bullshit. your website is exactly like that wack ass set you were describing and you are the wack ass old DJs with no integrity trying so desperately to hang onto what you really like (the past) while trying to staying relevant with new shit.

  • Smokee Robinson

    Hip Hop Elitism is ignorance in itself. hip hop in this age is growing and taking a step forward, just not on the radio(Black Hippy, Jets, BBAS, etc..) and the 90s are considered the golden age of hip hop but if you remember there was alot of wack music to be produced in the 90s as well. the radio and mainstream is all about gimmicks but dont judge the whole generation based on that.

  • ZANGIEF

    I’ma like what I like and justice or anyone else can eat shit. elitism of any sort is bullshit. growth in hip-hop would mean all the haters (elitist or otherwise) shut the fuck up

  • 90S

    i rather be stuck in the 90s …..then to listen to rappers be more pop then nsync fuckin fags …

  • 90’s music is forever……
    but 10 years from now artists from the 2000’s I’m still gonna bump

    Strong Arm Steady
    Charles Hamilton (08 – 09)
    PackFM
    Nujabes
    Actual Proof
    Stacy Epps
    Flying Lotus
    Blu
    Asher Roth
    ……hell probably some more but I lost count lol

  • oh yeah just remembered….
    Lupe
    Black Milk
    Kidz In the Hall
    Damu The Fudgemunk
    J Dilla
    Madlib
    Slim Shady
    ……now I’m done LOL

  • Rock

    Both sides well-advised, but theres really sum wack ass rappers that quickly get overhyped one night, youknowwhatimsayin? i think ure wrong bout many majors like Mobb Deep.
    u can stuck in 90s, well as respects theres still sum real hip-hop especially inward underground rap scene at present.
    but dont forget bout the overhyped niggaz these daze that shit is fuckin ridiculous

  • han zulu

    yeahh right

  • “Wacka Flacka, Mobb Deep and Brand Nubian all in the same set! We all thank you for helping to destroy the culture while trying to keep your integrity in tact at the same time. Lames.” <<< JUSTICE .E.S THAT is a description of 2dbz…..

    AND U know that ur self…

    #justsayin

  • BillyClint

    and u guys actually actively boycotted LUPE one of the FEW mainstream acts trying to really pay homage to the art..u guys are hypocrites. i doubt ull answer cos there isnt a good 1 u cud possibly have.

  • Dre

    Yo. I’m a 20-year-old white kid from Germany, who has a lot of interest in the rap game.
    I started listening to rap when I first heard 2Pac (that was around ’00-’01) and I couldnt stop ever since. From that point on I started “going back in time” and tried to find more music of that quality. Over the past 4-5 years, I found soooo many great artists, producers and albums from the 90s that I listen to almost every day. As some of yall said before: that shit is timeless! I’m sure i’ll listen to those albums 10 or 20 years from now as frequently as I do now.
    Since I’m only 20, I try to find good new music as well, but its kinda hard to do. Of course there are some quality artists out now (like Kendrik Lamar, Big KRIT, Damu, and J. Cole) but the majority of the music out now sounds wack to me. Probably because my ears are used to Jazz/Funk/Soul-heavy samples that were used during the 90s, which are not as relevant now as they were back then…
    I witnessed the so called “growth” in hip hop over the years and I myself dont like it! I’m not trying to hate on nobody but in my opinion hip hop took a long fall from Reflection Eternal’s “Train of Thought” album in ’00, to 50’s “Get Rich Or Die Tryin” in ’03, to Soljah Boy’s shit, to Waka’s shit out now. Thats just my personal opinion and if you see it differently, so be it…
    In conclusion I wanna say that I agree 100% with JES and marty mcfly because I can relate to their points of views even though they are probably a few years older than me. I feel your logic!
    I’m out. Peace!

  • MoneyBag$

    Personally I will never surrender my position as a “Hip-Hop Elitist.” I’d rather be stuck in the 90’s until there is growth in this industry then succomb to listening to the same fucking 808’s the 300 artists that come out every day with 1 song that sounds just like every other song that’s been released in the the last year. I got as far as The Carter III after that all faith has been lost in main stream Rap. Instead of looking to the south, i started looking north and found Seattle has so many sick artists with ill flows and original beats. THE WAY IT SHOULD BE. I’m tired of hearing 25 different versions of Drake, J. Cole, Lil Wayne and Guccie Mane a day. Shits Weak.

  • Eddie Arkadian

    Hi… I love Hip-Hop!!! I love ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, and present day Hip-Hop. I love how there are different artists with different points of views, (be it crime-related or positive, misogynistic or expressing love for women, nihilistic or uplifting) with their own sounds and musical tones. I love how it can motivate me, make me appreciate life, make me reconsidered my preceived notions and re-evaluate myself mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and spiritually.

    Sometimes I think most of you self-proclaimed lovers of Hip-Hop really do love it. The only thing I see from most of y’all is fucking hate. “This is ain’t real Hip-Hop”. “Fuck the South.” “East Coast niggas is haters.” “West Coast shit is wack.” “I ain’t that smart shit Nas is kickin'” “Waka is a coon.” It’s just music. If you don’t like don’t listen to it. Simple as that. Grow up!!!

    J.E.T.S. fool!!!

  • mmkayy

    lmao @ the P.S.

  • Spike

    That Street Smartz f/ O.C. and Pharoahe Monch track is hard. Pharoahe drops a classic verse on that one.

  • wiff!

    firstly, these tapes are iLL, and are encouraging me come back to this site. secondly, LOL that theyre really tapes. i have to admit i thought about splicing it up…but then i felt like FF’ing like the old golden days. (my childhood)

    JES for the win!

  • rick

    wack songs have always existed and hip hop party songs. Why even e
    mention those artists in this post. wack for mentioning em

  • nothing wrong with stating ur opinion….its just funny that “Justice Equality Supreme” is describing a website he HELPS. meka and shake post gucci..waka..and mobb deep…so its funny hes making that point..cos hes talkin basically about himself.

  • Raw lil dude

    lmao. Im 16 so wat Im about to say may shock some people. I listen to my uncles (who is 31) cds and Im forced to listen to my friends music (ages 15 -21). My conclusion. FUCK WACKY FLACKY GUCCI WAYNE DRAKE AND ANY OTHER RAPPER ALONG THOSE LINES!!!!! Not 1of them is better than… WU-TANG (who still makes bangin music) BCC (Boot Camp Click 4 u lames dat don’t kno) DEF SQUAD (Redman Keith Murray & Erick Sermon) The Old Flipmode (Yall dont kno shit about LORD HAVE MERCY!!!!) Theres alot more but Ill end with this. If u talkin Hip-Hop this n that & the “GROWTH” of the “CULTURE” but dont own anything from BDP or KRS-ONE u have 2 choices. Stop listening to and/or destroying HIP-HOP & do the rnb thing OR Kill ya self. (2nd choice preferred)

  • Oak

    ^I see you just learned where the shift button is on your keyboard.

  • Outty

    All these interesting comments & this dick head is talkin bout a shift button. Fuk dat got to do wit anything. smh. Anyway if u dont know or just wont admit that the 90’s was the best era 4 hip-hop so far u should be listening to country or something.

  • Hennrok

    @MoneyBag$ I was gonna say something similar. cosign

  • Hennrok

    Raw lil dude. cosign. Cosign, cosign, cosign!

  • @Top5DOA

    Okay i’m going to post some ridiculous hip-hop that i’ve been checkin out lately that 2dopeboyz know nothing about:

    Clear Soul Forces – Departure (one of the best EPs i’ve heard)
    Tab One – The Tabloids
    The 58’s – The 58’s
    The 49ers – State of The Art
    Thaione Davis – Still Hear
    Cool Calm Pete – Lost
    8thW1 – Love, Money & Music
    G-Side – Huntsville International
    H.I.S.D. – Summer Sessions EP
    Writtenhouse – While You Were Sleeping

    *Now that’s a post for ya ass … All relatively new cats .. All dope

  • Sam

    Cosign!

  • VSOP

    isn’t your name “justice equality supreme” a contradiction to the point you’re trying to make?! It is your opinion and I am not a fan of Waka, Gucci, etc but its those cats that actually introduce these young’ns to true hip hop.

    I didn’t start off as a fan of hip hop, it took radio rap and me wanting to learn more about the samples they’ve used etc to actually start enjoying hip hop and not listening to rap alone.

    Didn’t Vanilla Ice and Mc Hammer bring a whole lot of people to the “world of hip hop” , who would not normally listen to it?

  • VSOP

    MONEYBAG$-get at ya boy!

  • Daniel Beaulieu

    @MartyMcfly It isn’t THAT difficult to post new hip hop outside of Currensy and Mac Miller…

    I’m just saying what @BillyClint @Fuck2OldMen are saying…

    You can’t complain about wack juice because this site is dripping in it…

    @Top5DOA posted some new shit that 2 Dope Boyz would never post… Let’s admit it, 2 Dope Boyz isn’t posting anything that isn’t co-signed my the masses… That’s not their goal. They post the same shit everyone else does because their goal is to reach the SAME audience- not some niche indie hip hop group.

    It’s just hypocritical for 2DBZ to say ANYTHING about the state of hip hop being corny when they’re one of the biggest proponents of that shit…

  • marty mcfly

    The rapper im most impressed with that came out and was under 25 is Skyzoo. Even though when he reads my comments about him I know he prolly wants to punch me in the face but I only be sending shots at him sometimes cause I want him to win. I think he has been carrying the tradition of that 90s eastcoast sound the best. All he needs is for a producer to make him his own version of Hard Knock Life and hes outta here.

  • oldheadbeatjunkie

    its unfortunate yall give JES such a hard time for a great post. the sensitivity of the c-section is always high on (2)dope. if yall want better posts, encourage them, dont bash them. at the end of the day we’re all on the same blog, so dont shit where you stay. and if you want more classic hip hop in your life…do some digging…there are a LOT of golden era blog sites with great discussions. 2dope has a staple of posting particular music, and to be honest a lot of ill artist dont send their music here cuz theyre lazy…and 2dope doesnt post much that isnt in their inbox. its their site…let them post what they like! at the end of the day its only a blog. my only “advice” to the writers of 2dope is to start creating MORE original posts and far less copy paste. interviews, photos, opinions, stories, etc…

    meka: what you do for XXL is dope…do it here 2xs as much
    shake: keep taking pictures.
    JES: stay dropping knowledge

    and hire more staff you can focus on being creative!