J Period & Nneka Present: The Madness “(Onye-Ala)”

the_madness_cover_lo_blast

The Madness (Onye-Ala) from Nneka and J.Period is now available for free download from J.Period.com. Using J.Period’s unique documentary-style approach to the mixtape, The Madness (Onye-Ala) is a collection of new and remixed tracks from Nneka, the Nigerian born singer/songwriter who is quickly making her stamp on the US.

Featuring guest appearances from heavyweights of all kinds, The Madness (Onye-Ala) includes exclusive new tracks from M-1 (Dead Prez), Jay Electronica, Zumbi (Zion I), Rakaa (Dilated Peoples), Aceyalone (Freestyle Fellowship), General Steele (Boot Camp Clik) & Talib Kweli.


Nneka - Walking (J. Period remix) featuring Jay Electronica
 

Download the full mixtape from J.Period.com here

More info & full tracklisting

J.Period.com

Tricky’s Knowle West Boy Remixed by South Rakkas Crew

Print
Tricky Meets South Rakkas Crew comes out today, a version excursion of ten tracks from Tricky‘s Knowle West Boy, where electro-dancehall collides with Tricky’s whispering ‘sprechgesang’ lyrical style to create a dancehall filler, radio killer, soundtrack thriller that seems to touch on all the happening urban sounds from around the globe. We’re talking hip-hop, reggae and rock inna dubstep dancehall style that’s left-of-center pop for the 21st century. As Tricky says: “We come in peace and leave you in pieces.”

Get a free download of “Numb” here.

Tricky Meets South Rakkas Crew – “Numb”
 

Listen in Jukebox

Purchase on iTunes

More Info & Tracklist

VV Brown’s “Miss You”

eus24-003-mfThe lovely Ms. VV Brown does not waste time. While she’s touring internationally, she’s steadily dropping acoustic videos and low-fi recordings on the web. Download her cover of the Rolling Stones’ track, “Miss You” (and turn the volume up!).  If this soul-drenched version of the rock song sounds familiar, you might be remembering the days of Musiq Soulchild and his 2003 album Soulstar. (Revisit Musiq’s version here)

Travelling Like the Light, the upcoming full-length album, will be released in the US on Capitol Records on February 9, 2010.

V V Brown – “Miss You” (mp3)
 

Jack Splash: Heir to the Throne

js_front-700-540x5401

Jack Splash
, Plantlife frontman, has been bubbling in the background of your favorite R&B for years, producing for artists like Alicia Keys and Raheem DeVaughn.  Now following his recent single with Kelis, “In the Future”, DJ Skee & The Smoking Section have released the new Jack Splash mixtape for download: Heir To The Throne Vol. 1.

Grab the mixtape download here at The Smoking Section.

Jack Splash ft. Kelis – “In the Future” (mp3)