Sunday, November 27, 2011



Here is the latest project from my homie GM. It dropped on 11.11.11 and I wanted to give it some shine as well. I was gonna post it earlier, but when 10 other blogs have it, what would be the sense? I'd rather wait and put it up as to re-promote it. I get to things as I can, and I usually put everyone before me, but I haven't been doing that as of late because I've been busy with a ton of stuff. People know how to grind and don't need me to babysit. If you have heard it, then thank you, If you haven't, then take the time. It is totally worth the real estate in your Ipod. I supplied the cuts and production for a few of the songs on there as well. This is one of GM's best projects to date. This cover is exclusive to Dusty But Digital only.
Here's the breakdown:

1-GM-Bars (prod. by Feeray)
2-GM-Summertime (prod. by Po-Safe)
3-GM-For The Love (prod. by EDot Spencer)
4-GM-Licking A BAttery (prod. by Dr. Khil)
5-GM-Drew Bledsoe (prod. by PJ Katz)
6-GM-Jimmer ft. Juicemega (prod. by Melvin Junko)
7-GM-No Sucker Shit (prod. by Raw Threat) (cuts by The Vinylcologist)
8-GM-I Ain't Shit (prod by Junko)
9-GM-Rule #4 feat. Nick Nice and Melvin Junko (prod. by The Vinylcologist)
10-GM-Stop Sleepin' (prod. by The Vinylcologist)
11-GM-Sail Away feat. B. Cole and Arlene Marie (prod. by Melvin Junko)

Download "The GM EP"

Check out his video's on his Youtube Channel: GCE518


New project from Shaz Ill and Spit Gemz. They have slowly been releasing tracks from this and I've included one exclusive to this site on this version. If you like real underground hip hop with that early 90's feel don't hesitate to grab this. Be on the lookout for other stuff coming soon. These two are friends and fam of The Lo-Lifes and Outdoorsmen.

Download "Rules of Engagement"

Here's a dope video from the release.

The Opposition - Rambo Knife - 2011

thats enough for now. see u in a few.

Friday, November 25, 2011



The Annual Thanksgiving Mixtape... need I say more.
Thx for the continued support.

1-DJ Shadow-Intro
2-Outasight-Catch Me If You Can
3-CJ Hilton-So Fresh feat. Nas
4-Styles P.-Set In Stone
5-Blu-Good Gracious feat. Da 1
6-J-Live-Poetry In Ertia
7-Large Pro-Key To The City
8-Paul Mighty-Game Of Life feat. Maffew Ragazino
9-Showbiz and AG-Show and A
10-Torae-You Ready
12-Sav Killz-Jamel Rockwell feat. Lil' Fame
13-Evidence-Fame feat. Prodigy and Roc Marciano
14-Mobb Deep-Get It Forever feat. Nas
15-Money Makin' Jam Boys-Beat To The Rhyme
16-Action Bronson/Statik Selekta-Keep Off The Grass
17-The Opposition-All The Time
18-Maffew Ragazino-Black Sheep
19-Team Facelift-Ghetto Girl
20-Chain Swangaz-Freaky Muthafuckaz
21-Action Bronson-Raped and Smothered
22-Ameer-Stop Skemin'
23-Avius-Same Ol Line feat. Fashawn and Evidence
24-Trademark Da Skydiver-Nothin' Lesser

Download "All The Fixins' 4"

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Brand new Chain Swangaz video.
I wish the worldstar mark wasn't on it though.
I mean, comon, you should be smarter than that. Even put the watermark in like they used to for the old screener VHS tapes, a few times. Overkilled.
When I need great entertainment I always have to check this dude.

Here's an early mixtape he did with Stretch Armstrong if you don't already have it.
Download "White Album"

back to the grill again...

...back to the studio to find some more loops.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


J-Zones new book Root for The Villian drops soon. Get your copy and support one of the greatest underground hip hop contributors of all time.
Grab it here.


Even though J-Zone hung up the mic, he still produces for a fee. You never know what kind of beat you're going to catch with this guy. The shit he samples is all over the place. Shouts out to Zone too for being a fellow upstate SUNY Alum. Those were the years.

Download "light years remix"


1) Intro: 6th Sense
2) Rapper Big Pooh & Skillz: Run’s House (produced by Mick Boogie & nVMe)
3) Interlude: Rapper Big Pooh
4) Tanya Morgan, 6th Sense & Nitty Scott, MC: Down With The King (produced by 6th Sense)
5) DJ Jazzy Jeff f/ Senor Kaos: Peter Piper (produced by DJ Jazzy Jeff)
6) Interlude: DJ Jazzy Jeff
7) Kidz In The Hall: Sucker MC’s (produced by Double 0)
8] GLC: Rock Box (produced by Makeshift)
9] Interlude: GLC
10) Bun B, The Kid Daytona, & Chip Tha Ripper: It’s Like That (produced by Amtrac)
11) Money Making Jam Boys: Beats To The Rhyme (produced by nVMe)
12) Interlude: Sugar Tongue Slim (MMJB)
13) Bonus Track – Travis Porter: My Adidas (produced by Greg Street and FKI)

This CD is just fucking ridiculous. Best rap tribute I've heard in 10 years.
Great job Mick.

DOWNLOAD "My Adidas"

Ludacris-121_Gigawatts_(Back To The First Time)-2011-UC

New Luda mixtape. Two covers for this release.
Take your pick. I think the first one is better, but he isn't rocking those B2F2 OG Nikes.

  • 1.Intro (Produced by Tone Mason)
  • 2.Save It For Another Day (Produced by M 16)
  • 3.Rich & Flexin' ft. Waka Flocka (Produced by FKi)
  • 4.Muthafucka Can U Buy That (Produced by Drugs)
  • 5.History Lesson (Interlude)
  • 6.Bada Boom (Produced by Wonder)
  • 7.Say It To My Face ft. Meek Mill (Produced by Juicy J)
  • 8.I Aint The One ft. 2 Chainz (Produced by Fat Boi)
  • 9.Shake and Fries ft. Gucci Mane (Produced by Fat Boi)
  • 10.Do Sumthin Strange ft. Rick Ross (Produced by Drumma Boy)
  • 11.I'm On Fire ft. Big K.R.I.T. (Produced by Mike Will)
  • 12.What U Smoking On ft. Wiz Khalifa (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
DOWNLOAD "121 Gigawats"


The most recent MOP single. this shit is dope, but I'd love to hear production from both Zane and Danze as well. You know Premier has to have at least one joint on there.

Download "Sparta"

Peace. Enjoy the freebies.

Friday, November 11, 2011


RIP Overweight Lover

Early days at Uptown Records.

Thank you to one of the best to ever come out of our golden era.

This was also the same sample used in Chi Ali's single Roadrunner.
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew.


This joint was inspired by The Hevster's death.

Thursday, November 10, 2011



One year ago today The BDC unleashed a ton of unreleased heat over the airwaves of WRPI fm. A jazz side project that merges old school drums, loops and samples with live instrumentation. Totally meant to be on the spot and a one take thing. This project reminds me of when jazz was back at the clubs in NYC, based on spontaneity and style, but only times have changed. We are executing other ways of getting out there to the public. It's only right to show and prove in every genre you capable of creating. That's why I thought that everyone should own this. It's a great listen and a nice blend Funk, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Electronic. Kid friendly. Big Ghostfase would give this like a 5 out of 5 Zeus Slaps b.


Anything But Orderly

After just coming off working on the UNT Beatbox Tens I remembered how much I loved the Fat Boys when I was young. Their music was fun, non violent, and was unlike anything I had ever heard at the age of 7. I then had my mother take me out to Strawberries to buy the record.
Big shouts to MA Dukes for having a nice record player... and for showing me how to use it.

After some months passed "rap" began to gain popularity among kids at the B-ball courts. Boomboxes and high tops. Pins and hats were also a necessity. These were some of the old hard to find relics.

Cazal Glasses became popular with the B-Boy movement and Skateboarding was being introduced on TV. They made plenty of money off merchandising and licensing too. Check the OG Bones stickers on the bottom of the board. To me these things I can remember them like they were yesterday, but time really takes off after your out of school. I guess that's why you see so many old people at community colleges. hard to believe over 25 years ago.
Back then people were saying it was going to be a trend.

They even starred in a movie. Straight classic... pure stupidness.

These guys even used to chill with Freddy.

..and The Fridge

They were a huge influence when I created The E. P. The samples they used for their song were well known radio songs and helped bridge the gap between young and old listeners. My parents never minded me playing this loud. It was the N.W.A. I had to buy 4 copies of because my mother would break them and throw them out.

Fat Boys - Wipeout

Fat Boys - Louie Louie

Fat Boys - Coming Back Hard Again

Fat Boys - Falling In Love

Fat Boys - Sex Machine

RIP Buffy 'Human Beat Box' Doctor Nice and Heavy D.

My favorite Fat Boys album.


01. The Fat Boys Are Back
02. Don't Be Stupid
03. Human Beat Box
04. Yes, Yes, Y'All
05. Hard Core Reggae
06. Pump It Up
07. Fat Boys Scratch
08. Rock 'N' Roll



Recently I worked on a collaboration with my good friend Ev from college and his boy Stan from downstate. The idea was to make a series of mixes specific to one idea and include tracks based on that. We dropped one every day for about 15 days starting last month on the 10th. It is called The 10's. It was so popular it received a ton of reblogs via Tumblr and various other websites. We even received a picture of the man himself, Prodigy checkin' up on our progress and making sure his infamous lyric, being used as a handle was justified. After talks a few days back via email with the UNT fam, we've decided to continue The 10's and keep more of those lunch break mixes filling up you Ipods. We haven't worked out exactly when we will be dropping them, but I will keep you filled in. A ton of copycats are doing lists that are similar...10 this 10 that, best this, best that, etc., but remember where it all started... Your Memory's Museum, Up North Trips.

Week 1
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Disclaimer: Note these segments are not intended on forcing across a “Best of” or “Top Ten” list of anything. They are aimed at being fun, insightful, thought provoking, and ultimately adding more depth to the UpNorthTrips experience. I hope you enjoyed what you read and heard (mixes are included in each post) and stay tuned for what we have in store.

Sick_Hick_Cookbook_Vol._22 (Holiday Dranks) Nov. 2011

Apple Drank

A cocktail that's the perfect complement to your dessert or left over Halloween candy.

Wild Turkey American Honey, neat
Brown sugar or cinnamon and sugar
Apple slice

Coffee Drank

2 oz. Baileys with a Hint of Coffee
1 oz. pear-flavored liqueur

Layer pear-flavored liqueur first. Then top with Baileys with a Hint of coffee. Garnish with nutmeg and a grind of seasoned pepper, and sip dat shit.

Basil Drank

4 parts Russian Standard Vodka
3 parts fresh lime juice
3 fresh basil sprigs
2 tsp. sugar

Grape Drank

1 1/2 oz. Belvedere or Ciroc
1 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. simple syrup
3 oz. white cranberry juice
6 oz. Veuve Clicquot
20 red and white grapes, frozen

Blue Drank

1 oz. limoncello
1 oz. Champagne
Splash of lime juice

Sick_Hick_Cookbook_Vol. 27 (Vinyl's_Cola_Pork) Nov 2011


1 - $10-12 piece of Pork Shoulder
1- can of Reg Coca Cola (no diet or low carb)
5- cloves garlic minced
1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 tblsp black pepper
3 tblsp salt
1 tblsp garlic powder
2 tblsp parsley
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1-tbsp maple syrup
1/2 small bottle your favorite BBQ Sauce. I use Sweet Baby Rays Honey BBQ.

Preheat Oven to 300

Wash hands.

Make a Dry Rub
In a med size mixing bowl, mix brown sugar, pepper, crushed red pepper, garlic powder, salt, and parsley to make the rub.

Make Garlic Mayo
1 - cup mayo mixed with garlic, parsley, pinch of salt

Mix BBQ sauce, 1/2 the minced garlic and maple syrup together in a bowl.

- Next, grease or rub olive oil on a med size turkey pan and pour the can of cola into it.
- Place the pork fat side down in the pan, if there is any.
- Rub the top and sides of the pork with the dry rub.
- Drizzle the maple bbq sauce over the top of the pork.
- Cover pan with aluminum foil
- Place in oven.

Wash hands.

For 1st hour and 1/2 cook at 300, Then set oven to 275 and cook 5-6 hours.
for a crispy top take foil off for the last half hour.
The pork should break easily using a fork, mix in more bbq sauce if you like.
Serve on Toasted bread topped with garlic mayo or cole slaw.

It will look like this when it comes out.

Peace and good eats my people.