Sunday, December 23, 2012

RTS Best of Late-2012: The Long-Awaited Return

Hello faithful readers and listeners of Respect The Selects. Word. I've returned. As if I were Aragorn reviving the royal line of Gondor, I have drawn my sabre, and spilled the knowledge cup. Check out this list of my personal favorite hip hop projects that have happened since I stopped posting, each of which you will find in subsequent posts with download links for the select cuts. These are the solid gems, the rare artifacts of rap that graced the airwaves in these past months:

Blue Sky Black Death & Nacho Picasso- Lord of the Fly

Gucci Mane- Trap God

Yung Simmie- XXL Freshman of 1993: The Underground Mixtape

Joey Bada$$- 1999

Action Bronson & Alchemist- Rare Chandeliers

Roc Marciano- Reloaded

Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire- Power & Passion EP

Chinx Drugz- Cocaine Riot 2

YG & DJ Mustard- 4 Hunnid Degreez

Harry Fraud- The Harry Fraud Files: An Anthology

Boldy James- Consignment: Favor For A Favor

Killer Mike & El-P- R.A.P. Music

Wu-Block- Wu-Block

Chuuwee- Crown Me King

Meyhem Lauren- Respect The Fly Shit

Bush- Under 21

Wrecking Crew- Wu-Tang Pulp

MellowHype- Numbers

Monday, June 25, 2012

Pusha T- Sweet Freestyle (Drake Diss)

...this is...this is....yes. This is so yes.

Heems- You Have To Ride The Wave (feat. Danny Brown & Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire) + SWATE

I've been going ham on this song for like two weeks now, so it really deserves to be in this newest dump I'm doing here. Mike Finito's Indian-psych beats have me so hyped I don't know to do. The starts out good and then slaps you over with the head with super-hotness here and there that is undeniably incredible. Plus Danny Brown and eXquire are perfect features to fuck with this beat before Heems drunkenly rips it. I'm throwin in another Mike Finito-Heems collab as a bonus, check it out too.

Killer Mike & El-P- Don't Die

This album did drop and it's as crazy as was hyped, hype that lasted over a year. I was anticipating hearing Mike's politically-infused southern boom matched with El-Producto's post-apocalyptic, industrial New York beats. And it worked. Go figure, R.A.P. Music is one of the strongest albums of the year.

Friday, June 22, 2012



We've been slammed. It appears my hulkshare account has been shut down, so any hulkshare links posted before this post are dead. That's a devastation of course, but I plan to progress by dumping a large quantity of music on here for free. Remember guys, I'm not selling this music only sharing it for promotional purposes. THIS HELPS THE ARTISTS YA DAMN FOOLS.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Large Professor- M.A.R.S. (feat. Cormega, Action Bronson, Roc Marciano & Saigon)

 Do I have to keep reminding why you are one of the chosen people who reads this blog? You respect selects, and you're a cultured and unbiased person. Good for you. Keep up the hard work. This song is beyond amazing.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Wooh Da Kid- No Romance (prod. Lex Luger)

Oh no, this is amazing. Wooh Da Kid is a lesser-known Bricksquad rapper with a hilarious penchant for rapping with a nursery-rhyme flow. And he does it better than Yo Gotti, not that thats hard. Anyway Lex delivers with the beat on this true banger.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

E-40- E Forty + Yankin + Undastandz Me + Beastin'

Here's some of my favorite cuts from E-40's recent Revenue Retrievin' album run. As far as I know, he's got four of these projects filled with amazing hyphy beats courtesy of his SON (!), Droop-E. Listen to 'em all, but try "E Forty" if you want a quick fix of Bay Area knock.

KRS-One- Forever (feat. Channel Live) + Introducing

The teacher is back with a new album chock-full of fresh lectures. He's killing it still and for that, we at Respect The Selects would like to toast KRS-One for not only being hot, but repeatedly heated. This new BDP album is a collab with long-time Boogie Down Productions producer DJ Kenny Parker. Parker brings the boom-bap and KRS reminds why he's one of the all time greats. Check it out.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Iron Solomon- Follow Me (Remix) (feat. Paul Wall & Isaiah)

Shouts out to Kendrick for showing me this underground gem. Iron Solomon's got some serious flowing abilities, check it out.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dizzy Wright- Soul Searchin (Mixtape)

This here is why you read this blog: to get put on to amazing rappers you can show the whole neighborhood, for surely no one in your immediate circle, besides myself, is onto this Dizzy Wright music I'm putting my efforts into promoting. But it avails indeed, because I'm here sharing this with you now. Dizzy's project Soul Searchin is top-to-bottom good hip-hop. This isn't my usual flavor of absolutely gorgeous beats but we have a good lyricist on our hands, a damn rare thing these days. Enjoy.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Boldy James- Bank Jackin (feat. Czar Rae & Rick Rude) + HBO (feat. G-Baby & Chip$)

Boldy James has a new mixtape! He fuly outdoes his previous effort, Trapper's Alley, with Consignment, which turns out to be his best project yet. Here's my two favorite tracks; they both go in, but one is hard, GTA: San Andreas shit and the second, produced by Cardo On Tha Beat of Kush & OJ fame, is a more orgasmic type of cruise. Boldy is working real hard, I'm not, but still you better respect these selects.

Slaughterhouse- Hammer Dance (prod. Araabmuzik)

This is so good its a joke. Araabmuzik is on fire right nwo as evidenced in this track. This is, in my opinion, the first time Araab really beautifully married his production style to the craft of rap. Plus, Joell Ortiz kicks it off with a dope verse, so it only gets better from there. Plus, this is an example of how to make a radio-friendly banger without vaginally exploding on the hook.

Monday, March 12, 2012

8Ball- Allergic (feat. Bun B & Killer Mike)

Here's genuine southern smoke with three of my favorite Atlanta vets. 8Ball just dropped his first solo mixtape, Premro, and it's pretty damn good. The second half is filled with gay-jams but it starts off strong. Killer Mike absolutely bodies this track btw.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Crystle Castles

I know we normally drop the ill nasty raps but im going to hit you with some electronic HAZE. I would suggest getting together all of your ingredients and rolling a fat blunt, which you will then proceed to blaze down to these jams.

Find the album too, at one of these links:

Their other album is dope too, it is the same name, but 2010, found here:

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Respect These Selects

Thanks for reading my site guise. Have a gif. There's some amazing tracks coming soon including that new Slaughterhouse jam that dropped (hint: produced by one of these here artists) and the fat new Boldy James tape. In the mean time, here's some random tracks:

Future- Swap It Out + Jordan Diddy (feat. Gucci Mane)

Yes I fucks with it. Get Astronaut Status. Candy tracks. Edit: You know you're ballin hard when you're fucking Spanish bitches.

Himanshu- Alien Gonzalez + Bad, Bad, Bad

Heems of Das Racist dropped his own mixtape filled with crazy Indian-influenced beats courtesy of Mike Finito and a bunch of drunkenly rambled freestyles. Danny Brown and Action Bronson show up on the tape, but these solo cuts are my personal favorites. Great samples.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Western Tink- Practice Lookin' Hard Jr. (feat. Shady Blaze)

Alright people, my faithful readers, I'm personally ready to bestow this song on you guys. Its a hell of find, but you can't expect anything less here at RTS. This is it, my reward to those of you who really, for real read this page.

Dizzee Rascal- Hype! (feat. D Double E & Footsie)

Here's one for those of you who don't mind gettin a li'ul grimy once in a while. Dizzee and his crew go in on this minamlist beat straight out of some UK pirate radio. It's actually from their poorly tie'ulled mixtape The Mixtape.

Killer Mike- Big Beast (feat. T.I., Bun B & Trouble) (prod. El-P)

Although I'm a little scared of Killer Mike "Whadadadang!" shouts, this collaboration worked out nicely. Props to El-P for finally linking up with some southern MC's.

Pill- Yeen Gon Believe

Here's a decent cut from site-regular Pill. His mixtape The Epidemic is out now; and its good.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Squadda B- Leave The Tags On 2k12 + Van Halen

Here's two cuts off Squadda B's street tape Back Sellin' Crack. They're both featuring Green Ova vets MondreM.A.N and Shady Blaze, and each comes through in his own special way. But like with most music Squadda's hand graces, the instrumentation far outshines the lyrical content (which is at some times arguably laughable). But these go hard and show another side to the typically spaced out, cloud pioneer Sqaudda Bambino.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Fuck SOPA!

Fuck SOPA. RTS is proud to bring you 100% illegal art straight to your hardrive. We're joining today's fight

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

MondreM.A.N- Since 1991 + M.A.N's Life

I can't get over how hard Main Attrakionz are killing the game right now. From their tape 808's And Dark Grapes II to Squadda's I Smoke Because I Don't Care About Death to Mondre's Dope Since 1991 to The Shady Bambino Project, these guys know what's good. Squadda's got a new tape out that I'll post a blurb about tomorrow and here's an absolutely amazing solo track from MondreM.A.N; make sure you listen to both songs, they share a video but are two separate cuts.

Trouble- Bussin'

"They all bussin' for Trouble, Trouble." Here's a street grind you should considering getting on. Trap rapper Trouble's mixtape December 17th is a solid listen, including this select that's a harder version of Waka's "Fuck The Club Up."

Monday, January 9, 2012

Rick Ross- MMG Untouchable **200th POST!!!**

For the official 200th post here on Respect The Selects, I've decided to go large. This cut is the highlight of Ross' strong mixtape Rich Forever which forgoes a meaningful statement in favor of a expose of the life of one of America's most flamboyant celebrities. Rozay spits real raw in this one, crafting an image of the ideal life I sometimes wonder if he even lives up to. Regardless, it makes for some good music, and his ear (edit: or wallet) for beats remains one of best in the business.

Zilla Rocca- Full Spectrum (feat. Has-Lo)

This song just does it for me. The retro, grainy video captures a moment of late summer bliss memorialized through the introspective and personal raps from some underground heads. Zilla Rocca has been steady grinding on the scene for a while, and so has the featured guy Has-Lo. Both are worth some looking into if you like genuine, original hip hop unspoiled by fame or jaded by the dollar.

Rittz- Rattle Back

Here's what some have called the "best riding song of 2011"-- and I might have to agree. From the airy beat to Rittz's impeccable southern flow, this song is pretty hard not to like. "My shit snappin! My shit snappin!"

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Yelawolf- Hard White (Up In The Club) (feat. Lil Jon)

With Little Jonathan as a sidekick, Yela officially introduces himself to the southern club scene over this asiatic banger. He goes hard, like the title implies, and Jon is pretty much pointless.

V-White & The Politician- Panda + Marathon + Cocaine Music

Bay Area rappers V-White & The Politician's LP The Gas Station was littered with good cuts. So much so, that I included three tracks from the drug rappers' project, a rare gift from Daniel Swag. The beats are impecable and the rhyming is just, fresh. Respect the selects. Edit: On a side note, these two are so ugly I literally can't handle it.

Starlito- Felt Like Giving Up (prod. Lil Lody)

Here's a good one from site-regular Starlito that puts him in a more emotional and introspective context. High-hats galore from Lil Lody make this a fatty cut worth checking out

Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire- The Last Huzzah (Remix) (feat. Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown & El-P)

The remix to the best track off eXquire's Lost In Translationn finds Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown and El-P hopping aboard. Despot is the most boring; he brings a tried and true agrestic white boy flow. Das Racist don't go hard per se, but both are insanely funny- especially Heems, he's on one in this track. Then Danny Brown screeches out a verse before closing remarks from El-Producto. A good affair all around.

Fat Trel- Rolling

Yes, he's proclaiming his love for ecstasy for all the world to see. But yes, this is a ridiculously dope beat coupled with some tight rhymes and a nice, white-girl-montone chorus. Fat Trel has skill, look for him in the next crop of young rappers.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Shady Blaze- Stars Will Light A Way (prod. Nem270)

Shady Blaze continues Green Ova's ill run as he goes in on another psychedelic cut littered with Nem's trademark chopped vocals. He spits fast, like Twista on ecstasy, and bodies another track. This is just absolute swag all in my dadhole.