The Imperial (album)

July 29, 2011

Flipmode Squad and The Conglomerate
Origin New York, USA
Genres Hip hop, Rap
Years active 1996–present
Labels Flipmode, Universal Motown
Busta Rhymes
Spliff Star
Reek Da Villian
Show Money
Seige Monstracity
DJ Ice Cold
Nikki Grier
Lonny Bereal
DJ Scratchator
Past members
Lord Have Mercy
Roc Marciano
M. Dollars
Rah Digga
Baby Sham
DJ Scratchator
Chauncey Black

The Flipmode Squad is a production crew and musical group, founded and fronted by rapper Busta Rhymes. The first Flipmode album debuted in 1998 with The Imperial, Rampage and Rah Digga went on to record solo efforts. In the move to J Records in 2000, Lord Have Mercy left Flipmode Squad in preference of a solo career in 2000, feeling that Busta was holding him down.[1][2]

A second Flipmode Squad release, Rulership Movement, was set for release in 2003 on J Records, but because of the label change to Aftermath it was never released. It was been announced that the album might be released sometime in 2009, but this never materialized.

The founding member, Busta Rhymes has joined Dr. Dre‘s Aftermath label recently. Rah Digga & Spliff Star have appeared alongside Busta in the “Touch It (Remix)” video, lending credibility to Flipmode’s longevity.

Rah Digga left the Flipmode Squad after feeling that she needed to move on and release yet long awaited Sucker Free album. The newest addition to the group is Show Money[3][4] who has made an appearance in the “Don’t Touch Me (Throw da Water on ’em)” and “I Got Bass” music videos. DJ Scratchator left Flipmode/The Conglomerate in 2009 and he returned now in July 2011. Reek Da Villian left Flipmode in February 2009, because of business reasons and headed up to The Conglomerate which is the current Flipmode. Flipmode releases are on Flipmode Entertainment.

Dirty Harriet is the debut album by Rah Digga released in 1999. The album went on to sell over 396,000 units in the United States and another 321,000 copies sold worldwide.[citation needed] The album reached #18 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and #3 on the R&B albums.[1]

Title Producer(s) Featured guest(s) Length
1 “Intro” Knobody   2:48
2 “Harriet Thugman” Busta Rhymes   1:28
3 “Tight” Mr. Walt   3:14
4 “What They Call Me” Pete Rock   3:49
5 “Do The Ladies Run This?” Swizz Beatz Eve, Sonja Blade 4:02
6 “Imperial” DJ Shok Busta Rhymes 6:24
7 “Curtains” Busta Rhymes   3:52
8 “Showdown” Nottz   3:34
9 “The Last Word” Nottz Outsidaz 4:17
10 “Break Fool” Rockwilder   3:28
11 “Straight Spittin’, Part II” Nottz   2:34
12 “What’s Up Wit’ That?” Nottz   3:59
13 “So Cool” Dave Atkinson Carl Thomas (vocals) 3:22
14 “Just For You” Nottz Flipmode Squad 4:59
15 “Fuck Ya’ll Niggas” Megahertz Young Zee 2:56
16 “Lessons Of Today” DJ Premier   4:55
17 “Handle Your B.I.” (Bonus track) DJ Scratch   3:08
18 “Clap Your Hands” (Bonus track)

It’s Dark and Hell is Hot is the debut album of American rapper DMX, released May 19, 1998 on Ruff Ryders Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings.[1] The album featured four singles with music videos, “Get at Me Dog“, “Stop Being Greedy“, “How’s It Goin’ Down” and the “Ruff Ryders Anthem“. The album is widely considered classic by numerous hip hop fans and critics.[2]

The Game – Infrared

July 28, 2011

After catching plenty of heat from the critics for dissing Jay-Z on “Uncle Otis”, Game unleashes a true audio banger in the shape of “Infrared.” The beat comes courtesy of production duo Cool & Dre and complements Chuck Taylor’s trademark name dropping rhymes nicely. There is no official word if the track will make the final cut of Game’s oft-delayed R.E.D. Album due August 23rd. Listen below!

Rittz – Geronimo

July 27, 2011

Yelawolf’s rap protege, Rittz has been making quite a name himself with his impressive spitfire flows and catchy records. He’s back again today with a brand new banger titled “Geronimo,” highlighting a production assist from DJ Burn One. Check it out below!

CD 1 Lyrical Law
01. Lyrical Law Intro
02. Lyrical Noir
03. The Art Of Yo
04. Fight With The Champ
05. The Emerald Cypher
06. The Golden Cypher
07. The Cypher Of Agartha
08. Cypher Of Steel
09. Cypher Of Five Mics
10. The Cypher Of Bread And Butter
11. Bis And Sun Ruck And Rock
12. The Ghost Of Hiphops Past
13. Cypher With Self
14. Rip Vs. Poet Laureate
15. Bonus Track

CD 2 Lyrical Law
01. Money
02. Brainwash Reversal (Remix)
03. Emergency Broadcast
04. Dead By Design (Remix)
05. We Go Hard
06. Gold And Bronze (Remix)
07. The Spitboss Cypher
08. Melatonin Magik (Remix)
09. Dread Alert Part 2
10. The Emerald Cypher
11. Dragon Of Judah (Remix)
12. Summertime Heat
13. Where’s The Love
14. The Golden Cypher
15. Who You Know
16. Cypher Of Five Mics
17. Ripperland (Remix)

CD 3 T.H.E.M. (Unreleased album from 1993)
01. Introduction To The Group Home
02. New York Never Sleeps
03. Distortion
04. Vocab
05. No Doubt
06. Fuck A Yard
07. Sprite Commercial
08. Literate Lyricists
09. Cypher Dialect Pt. 1
10. Cypher Dialect Pt. 2
11. Shout
12. 5 Lines
13. Lyrical Warfare
14. Real Muthaphukaz
15. Spit A Verse
16. Mad Drama


More news and confirmation surround Kanye West and Jay-Z highly anticpated collaborative project emerge. According to an official press release, the official release dates for the album have changed. Now, the LP will arrive on iTunes August 8 and will hitstores August 8th and 12th. In order to grace this release properly, the duo – now known as The Throne – has announced has announced tour dates for this fall. Tickets go on sale August 8, the same day the album is released exclusively on iTunes, whereas pre-sale will be available on Thursday on the website Promoter Live Nation has an additional incentive for the live show: those who purchase tickets will also get a digital copy of the album, which retails for $11.99. See the dates below.


9/22/11 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
9/24/11 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
9/25/11 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
9/27/11 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
9/28/11 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
9/29/11 Washington DC Verizon Center
10/4/11 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
10/6/11 Chicago, IL United Center
10/7/11 Chicago, IL United Center
10/8/11 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
10/10/11 Denver, CO Pepsi Center

10/13/11 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
10/14/11 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
10/16/11 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
10/17/11 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion
10/19/11 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
10/20/11 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
10/21/11 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
10/25/11 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
10/26/11 Houston, TX Toyota Center
10/29/11 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
10/30/11 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
11/1/11 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
11/3/11 Boston, MA TD Garden



01. For Better Or Worse
02. Suicide 2 Cops (prod. by by Dextah)
03. Skill At Will feat. Oneself DaVinci
04. Left Field feat. DJ Icewater
05. Permanent Midnight feat. DJ Icewater (prod. by Dextah)
06. Suicide 2 Cops (Remix) feat. Reef The Lost Cauze (prod. by Dextah)
Bonus Tracks
07. Whose Up Next feat. Tab One, Bambu, Raashan Ahmad & Charlie Smarts
08. Piseas & Mistah Fab – I Do This (prod. by Psytebeats)
09. Oneself DaVinci – The Blow Up (prod. by Rey Resurreccion)




Big Boi, Organized Noize and the rest of the Dungeon Family show their respect for late British soul icon Amy Winehouse. The collective sends out this previously unreleased remix of “Tears Dry on Their Own” off of her sophomore album Back to Black. Sublime as they come, so listen below!

01 – Stacy Epps – Eppisode 1
02 – Knoxie-Ty – R.F.R (Revival of the Female Rapper)
03 – Dominique Larue – Ain’t It
04 – Likwuid Stylez – Loose Change
05 – Miz Korona ft. Monica Blaire – Just Breathe
06 – Nejma Shea – Endangered Species
07 – Madd Mary – Welcome to the Kitchen Press
08 – Dynasty – Magnificent
09 – Righteous Da Goddess – Mind Cruise
10 – Amanda Diva – Catch Me
11 – Anita Tijoux ft. Invincible – Sube
12 – Guerrilla Queenz – Stolen Lives
13 – 330 – Bullsh*t
14 – Knoxie-Ty – Destruction & Corruption
15 – Red Shaydez – Classic
16 – Luminous Flux – ILL Mindz
17 – Wenzday Atemz – Atemz Anthem
18 – Saridae – Show & Prove
19 – Righteous Da Goddess – Such a Venus