Travis Barker & The Cool Kids: Jump Down

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“Jump Down” is the first single off of Travis Barker’s upcoming album, Give The Drummer Some, which is set for an October release on Interscope. The album will feature production from DJ Khalil, The Neptunes, Swizz Beatz, RZADJ Premier, and Pete Rock, with verses from hip hop heavyweights such as Weezy, Eminem, Pharrell, RZA, Lupe Fiasco, Rick Ross, The Clipse, Ghostface, among other big names. Barker, who is known for his hard, punchy hip hop remixes, played drums on all the tracks and served as the executive producer of the album. The track was produced by Barker and Chuck Inglish, and has a simplistically fresh synthy breakbeat under some gritty rhymes from Mikey Rocks and Chuck Inglish of The Cool Kids.

MP3: Travis Barker: Jump Down (feat. The Cool Kids)

Hit the jump for a video of Barker remixing Slaughterhouse’sThe One

Kanye West: Good Friday (feat. Common, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, and Charlie Wilson)

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Kanye West drops another track from his G.O.O.D. Friday releases. The track features the label’s heavyweights CommonKid Cudi, Big SeanCharlie Wilson and marks the G.O.O.D. Music debut of the brother Thornton and Pusha T of The Clipse. This is an exciting new alliance in hip hop, with both Pusha T’s solo debut and The Clipse’s next album being released through Kanye’s label. “Good Friday” displays the stripped-down sound that I’ve been waiting for from Kanye and officially has me excited for his new album. The November release is set to feature production from hip hop legends DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Just Blaze, RZA, to name just a few. The beat has College Dropout-esque drums over a simple piano loop, but you can’t help and nod your head.

MP3: Good Friday (feat. Common, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Big Sean & Charlie Wilson)

Hit the jump for an MP3 & Video of Kanye performing his new song,”Runaway (feat. Pusha T),” which he premiered at the VMAs over the weekend.

Joell Ortiz: Farewell Summer EP

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New York rapper Joell Ortiz of Slaughterhouse released an EP on Friday, featuring production from Static Selektah, DJ Premier, and Don Cannon, guest spots from Brother Ali, Talib Kweli, and Sheek Louch, and was mixed by Frequency.  This six-track EP from Ortiz, who has put out a steady flow of releases, is another prelude to his heavily anticipated Yaowa Mixtape and Free Agent album (which will be his first album release since leaving Aftermath).  Check out “Battle Cry,” where Ortiz showcases his lyrical dexterity over a ridiculously hard 100 bars.

MP3: Joell Ortiz: Battle Cry (produced by The Audible Doctor)

The EP, entitled Farewell Summer, can be downloaded here from Ortiz’s website.

Track Listing:

1. Intro Produced by Frequency
2. Murder produced by Statik Selektah
3. Battle Cry Produced The Audible Doctor
4. Sing Like Bilal ft Sheek Looch produced by DJ Premier
5. So Wrong Ft Talib Kweli, Brother Ali and Jean Grae produced by Frank Dukes
6. Fairwell Summer produced by Don Cannon