[TMN Resident Artist] Celebrating 10 years of Celldweller


In any industry there are huge accomplishments to achieve. Whether it is winning a gold medal, being recognized nationally for your talents, or taking home numerous awards, each person in these industries has goals and dreams they wish to reach. Ten years ago, Celldweller released his first cd of music for the world to experience and since then, his popularity has only grown and the love for his music has flourished among his numerous fans. Today, Celldweller has released a ten year anniversary edition to celebrate his great accomplishments and to show his fans just how much he appreciates their support over the years.
Check out this amazing behind the scenes mini documentary on the making of this ten-year edition and enjoy the insane beats that Celldweller continues to master up to this day. Already at #10 on the electronic charts in iTunes since being released this morning, this collection is sure to keep rocking for ten more years to come.

Cell #1
Stay With Me (Unlikely)
The Last Firstborn
Under My Feet
I Believe You
Afraid This Time
Cell #2
So Sorry To Say
Own Little World
Unlikely (Stay With Me)
One Good Reason
The Stars Of Orion
Cell #3
Welcome To The End
Ghosts (Feat. Tom Salta)
Goodbye (Remixed by Klayton)
The Last Firstborn (Remixed by Klayton)
Frozen (CPR Remix By Copy Paste Repeat)
Switchback (Remixed by Klayton)
Atmospheric Light (Demo Redux)
Own Little World (Remixed by Blue Stahli)
Shapeshifter (Remixed by Klayton)
Waiting (Unreleased Demo 2005)
Waiting For So Long (Unreleased Demo 2006)
Blood From the Stone (Unreleased Demo 2006)
IRIA (Unreleased Demo 2005)
Switchback (Dead By Dawn Remix by No Im Not)
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The Hip-Hop Dojo [Vol. 12]

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Things are running a bit off schedule this week with The Hip-Hop Dojo, so I want to apologize. However, I assure you that the extra wait will certainly be worth it. Given the long wait, I want to cut the clutter down as much as possible so you can get right to the music.

We start things off with Blame One who explores some existential themes, even delving into potential philosophical and religious differences between him and the outside world. Things liven up a bit as we switch over to IAMSU! who dedicates this title to all the “Hipster Girls” obsessed with their Instagram feeds and Tumblr pages. F.Stokes is quickly becoming one of my favorite emcees out of the Chi, as he seizes the beat on “Carpe Diem.” Kanye West has undoubtably had an immense influence on the young minds of Chicago hip-hop, so what better way to pay homage than by crafting a sequel to one of his absolute classics?” Alex Wiley and Chance The Rapper attempt to capture the essence of the original with their rendition of “Spaceship II,” even snagging a feature from GLC who appears on both versions. Bird‘s new single, “Still Shine” features the first sighting of Little Brother we’ve seen in quite awhile. Before you get ahead of yourselves about a potential reunion however, be careful to note that the verses were actually recorded a few years back. Nevertheless, some new Phonte is always welcome in the Dojo. In preparation for his upcoming album, Watching Movies With The Sound Off on June 18th, Mac Miller decided to share two of the album’s most anticipated tracks, neither of which disappoint. C’mon, new Jay Electronica is still good for something right?

For some reason, this week featured a vast array of songs that incorporated incredibly dark tones and heavy content. Guys like Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire, Danny Brown, Flatbush Zombies, Ibn Inglor, Denzel Curry, Sir Michael Rocks, and A$AP Rocky all got in on the action, but there’s one artist I’d like to focus on in particular: Dillan Ponders. While little is known about the young Toronto native, one thing is clear: he has an extremely unique sound–so unique in fact, that I just had to share two of his singles with you all this week. If you’re feeling the material we’ve posted so far, I highly suggest checking out his full Overdose project as soon as possible. Additionally, I’d like to highlight another artist who coincidentally also hails from Toronto, P. Reign, who seems to have big plans for 2013 with his Dear America mixtape, set to drop later this year with features from the likes of Drake, French Montana, and Waka Flocka Flame. As he nears the one year anniversary of his signing with MMG, Rockie Fresh praises God for all the blessings  he’s received since.

If there’s one thing you take away from Action Bronson‘s “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” remix, it’s that LL Cool J can still rip beats with the best of them. Seriously, why can’t hear verses like this from him more often? It’s definitely a major upgrade over “Accidental Racist.” Smoke DZA and Harry Fraud prove they’re still winning as they bring us a triumphant anthem that sounds unlike anything we’ve heard from either of them before. With three straight hits under his belt now, I’m convinced that Hayk truly represents the “The Future” of hip-hop. Check out his latest track which features a fiery hot dubbed out sample of Boy Crisis‘ “Dressed To Digress.” Following in the same vein is West Coaster Jez Dior, who rips apart another dubbed out sample, this time Lana Del Rey’s Dark Paradise.” We’re really excited about what we’ve heard from Jez Dior this year, and are eager to hear what he has in store for us when his new project, Scarlett Sage, drops tomorrow. Make sure to check out the the trippy visuals for “Move On” as well. Angel Haze might be the hottest female emcee in the game right now. She’s murdered just about every instrumental she’s stepped on during the last few months, which now include the phenomenal remix to WoodkidsI Love You” and her latest single, “No Bueno.” Finally, we wrap things up with two Brits, who bring us a few feel good singles to jam out to all summer. The first of the pair features Amplify Dot (sounds like the name of a Kendrick song) flexing her skills alongside well-known veteran Busta Rhymes on “I’m Good.” Meanwhile, Londoners Rizzle Kicks attempt to resurrect the classic sound of the Roaring 20s on their upcoming album, which is available for pre-order now.

We hope you guys enjoyed our twelfth edition of The Hip-Hop Dojo as much as we did! As always, you can send all submissions/suggestions to baseer@themusicninja.com.


Blame One & J57
They Dont Know (feat. Akie Bermiss)
Hipster Girls
Warm Brew
Congregate ft. OxyXMoron
Chase N. Cashe
Me & Mine (feat. Casey Veggies)
Carpe Diem
Frank Leone
Dont Fight The Rain (Produced by Pigeon DO)
For You (prod. zuCYDE)
Alex Wiley
Spaceship II feat. Chance The Rapper & GLC
Still Shine (Feat. Little Brother & Notes To Self)
Nipsey Hussle
All Get Right ft. J Stone
Mac Miller
Suplexes Inside Of Complexes And Duplexes (feat. Jay Electronica)
Mac Miller
Geez (feat. Schoolboy Q) (Prod. Chuck Inglish)
Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire
Tomorrows Gone ft. Danny Brown, Nacho Picasso & Flatbush Zombies (prod. by DJ SicksentZ)
Ibn Inglor
Track 6
Dillan Ponders
Empty Pool (p. Portishead)
Dillan Ponders
Just Drive
Denzel Curry x Nell
Shepherd ft. Sir Michael Rocks
P. Reign
We Them Niggas ft. A$AP Rocky (Prod. Pro Logic)
The KickDrums & OnCue
Rockie Fresh
God Is Great
Action Bronson
Strictly 4 My Jeeps (Remix) f. LL Cool J x Lloyd Banks
Winners Circle
Runner Up ft. Nipsey Hussle (produced by DJ Pain1)
Harry Fraud & Smoke DZA
Irv Da Phenom
Y.B.W. REMIX (ft Dizzy Wright & Jarren Benton)
The Future (prod. EVO Productions)
Jez Dior
Move On
I Love You feat. Angel Haze
Angel Haze
No Bueno
Amplify Dot
Im Good (Feat. Busta Rhymes)

Rizzle Kicks
Thats Classic

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[Hip-Hop] Kings Dead – Revenge Of The Beast

Revenge Of The Beast

Here it is folks, the moment you’ve all been waiting for (at least you should’ve been). Today is the day that Kings Dead brings us the first album under their new moniker, Revenge Of The Beast. After steadily building a large following under the name The Dean’s List, the group faced a large amount of criticism and backlash when they decided to undergo their recent rebranding. While a full explanation can be found on their updated Facebook page, it’s through their music that you can truly witness this transformation take place. One of the most decisive events of the past year was when band member Sonny Shotz was unexpectedly assaulted in Spain, leaving him with a broken jaw that needed to be wired shut for twelve weeks. It’s the type of experience that could alter anyone’s perspective on life, and possibly the catalyst behind the shift in the group’s sonic identity.

Revenge Of The Beast signifies the group removing the shackles of expectations, and taking a step forward in an entirely new direction. However, fans of The Dean’s List needn’t fear as the group doesn’t completely shed the remnants of their old sound; they just take a natural progression forward. Lead singles “94″ and “Over Dinner” for instance demonstrate a more elaborate and cinematic musicality to them, while tunes like “Simple Times” and “Proud Of Me” seem more in line with what we’ve previously heard. Another admirable quality about Kings Dead is that they tackle their controversy head on in the intro track, “Beauty & The Beast,” where they highlight many of the questions they’ve faced over the past few months. The most appropriate summation of their evolution may come from the band themselves who state,“We haven’t changed, only grown.” The truth of the matter is The Dean’s List has graduated, and we couldn’t be prouder of who they’ve become.

Check out a few of our favorites from the album below, and support the group by either downloading the mixtape for free, or purchasing a copy through iTunes. You can also catch a full stream of the project on their official SoundCloud page.

DOWNLOAD: Kings Dead - Revenge Of The Beast

Kings Dead
Beauty & The Beast (Intro)
Kings Dead
My New Shit (ft. Alexus Lee)

Kings Dead

Kings Dead
Over Dinner
Kings Dead
Shooting Star Ft. Alexus Lee

Kings Dead
Good Rebels (ft. Moonflwr)

Kings Dead
The Reunion (ft. Sebastian Mikael)
Kings Dead
Not A Worry
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[Electronic] Kat Krazy – Siren ft Elkka

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Siren feat. elkka (Extended Mix) OUT NOW

Can you hear the Siren call?
This is one of those strong electronic songs that just takes over your ears and your body the minute you hear it. “Siren” by the renowned remixer and producer Kat Krazy from the UK, is a stunning original piece with strong lyrics by singer Elkka. The song begins with beautiful electronic melodies and Elkka singing simply, cause I will save you. Then at 1:32, Krazy releases his parade of beats and sounds and instruments that reminds you of a Siren singing, the beautiful goddess releasing all the power in her striking voice. The song continues with this intensity as Krazy shows just how strong an original mix he can make. Be careful, the Siren might entice you into dancing with this piece.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (June 2013 Round #2)


It’s weird how it can feel like everyday is Groundhog’s Day. Repeating the same routine day, after day, after day…..after….day. But really, when we look back in time, things are never really the same. All the little unnoticed changes during our day to day living pile up to be one giant movement. Take the Indie Dojo for example….It might be here every Tuesday for weeks on end, but not one song nor artist will ever be the same. And by collecting all those little changes week by week, you have probably already expanded your music library annnnd music knowledge to epic proportions. So while these changes may be small in the whole scheme of things, they are still changes worth appreciating..

Dreams Of Cannibalism
This Frontier Needs Heroes
George Clooney
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker
Fire & Fortune (Pete Flood remix)
Being Buffalo
Jason Haberman & Golden Weekends
The Right Time
Goodnight, Texas
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Disclosure feat. Eliza Doolittle – You & Me (Flume Remix)

You & Me (Flume Remix)

Disclosure, Eliza Doolittle, and Flume.  With those three names on one track, you already know it’s going to be nothing short of amazing. So as expected Flume absolutely nails this remix in every way, shape, and sound. He has the genre titled “Orchestral Crunk Wave”, which is completely appropriate for this amazing track. The drop is rather flawless, and definitely boots this remixes replay value to infinity. Cheers.

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[NEW] ScHoolboy Q – Collard Greens (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Collard Greens
ScHoolboy Q
Collard Greens feat. Kendrick Lamar

While many of you out there might be comfortably tucked into your beds and drifting off to dreamland, ScHoolboy Q is prepping for the release of his major label debut, Oxymoron. Almost out of nowhere, Q decided to drop his third single from the project featuring running mate Kendrick Lamar. If you base your expectations off those two names alone, then you already know you’re in for a real treat. Backed by a reverberant, whistling instrumental, this particular collaboration sounds like nothing either of them have produced before. This might also mark the first time we’ve ever heard Kendrick spit a few bars in Spanish. I’d like to say he did a pretty good job, but I might have to brush up on the language first to be sure. Although there’s no release date currently set for Oxymoron, it does seem safe to say we should expect it sooner rather than later.

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