Is the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League the best production team in the game right now? Listen to their breakdown of the making of Rick Ross’ Aston Martin Music.

Many fans of Rick Ross know that his best material on his last 3 albums has been courtesy of the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.  Key tracks include Maybach Music, Luxury Tax, Magnificent and, most recently, the instant classic Aston Martin Music.  Few people know much about the men behind the boards who together make up the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.  Here’s a candid glimpse of them detailing the making of Aston Martin Music (why does everything look more classic in black and white?):

Click here to download the extended version of Aston Martin Music with Drake’s full verse.

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The mighty Skillz drops his new mixtape Infamous Quotes with Jazzy Jeff and J. Period. Check it out here.

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Mickey Factz brings Fat Joe and Bun B with him to Paradise for the remix. Check it out here.

Click here to download Mickey Factz’ mixtape I’m Better Than You. Here’s the tracklist:

1. Diamond Dust (Produced by Mickey Factz)
2. I’m Better Than You Feat. Steve-O (Produced by Don Cannon)
3. Legend (Produced by Precize)
4. Paradise Remix feat. Fat Joe & Bun B (Produced by Precize)
5. We Young feat. Nakim (Produced by Precize)
6. Showing Love feat. Count Jus (Produced by Precise)
7. Light Up Freestyle
8. Empty Bottle (Produced by Sean C. & LV)
9. Interlove (Produced by Mickey Factz)
10. Friend Zone feat. Redd Stylez & Lundon (Produced by Count Jus)
11. Again (Produced by Steven Linde)
12. Mona Lis feat. Chester French & Kara Rose (Produced by Precize)
12. 5 Da as Mickey Factz
13. Trinity (Produced by Ritchie for Soundsmith & Neenyo)
14. Get By feat. Big K.R.I.T. (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
15. Skyscrapper (Produced by Precize)
16. Melodic Nightmares (Produced by M83
17. Mind Got Blow feat. B.o.B (Produced by 6th Sense)
18. Amnesia (The Return)

If you’re feeling Black Milk, check out Nottz’ Blast That. It features a hot Black Milk beat and the Milk man himself.

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It’s a new day and Omar Akil is bringing a New World Order to Ambrosia for Heads. Check out his remix of Bun B’s classic Trill O.G.

New World Order:  Bun B – Trill O.G.

Have you ever played an album to death?  Or have you ever questioned why your favorite artist put that bomb ass song at the end of their CD as the third hidden track (and its untitled at that)?  If you’ve ever skipped to track number five cause that’s your ish, then rock with me on this column cause, NEW WORLD ORDER is for YOU!

Here’s the theory.  I will serve up a newly arranged tracklisting for some of your favorite albums.  My goal is to breathe new life into an album that you’ve either run into the ground, or can’t seem to let play all the way through.

I developed this quirky little talent as a youth, way back when skipping tracks took longer than the milliseconds it now takes to navigate an MP3 player.

This column is like pouring Henny over rocks.  It’s the reason why uncles in the hood had the smirnoff in the freezer. “It makes that ish go down smoother”.

The first NEW WORLD ORDER that I am serving up is that BUN B – TRILL OG album.  It must be said that this album is pretty much “classic” status on its own, but if you’ve been letting that “tape rock” until your um…..MP3 player “pops,” then try playing this album in my suggested order.

BUN B – Trill O.G
Lights Camera Action – Perfect open to this album.  Sets the stage for Bun.
I Git Down 4 Mine – this comes after LCA on the album already, but it would be disrespectful to interrupt the integration of these two tracks.  Get the mean face head bop going early in the album, and keep the listener anxious for more.
Listen (Interlude) – Cedrick the Entertainner sets up the legend of UGK with his commentary.  Works well as a lead in to the next track which will feature Pimp and Bun on the same track.
Right Now ft. 2Pac, Pimp C, Trey Songz – Too many times when posthumous verses are placed on albums, the content does not always match.  In this instance, all three MC’s spit about the same topic – MACKING WOMEN.  Great time to drop your first feature track on an album – after Bun has shown on the first two tracks that he could hold this thing down solo if he needed to…
Trillionaire ft. T-Pain – At this point you should be feelin me on this arrangement ish, real talk (no cocky ish either)!!!
Just Like That ft. Young Jeezy – Let that south sound do what it do here.  As big as the Trillionaire track is, this feature from Jeezy will continue that bounce.
Speakeasy ft. Twista, Bluesman Ceddy, St. Louis – When doesn’t Twista drop a monster guest appearance???
Thats a song (Interlude)
Let ‘Em Know – Seven songs in, its the perfect time to remind you people that Bun can spit.  Dj Premier’s track is so hynotic that it navigates you toward full attention to Bun’s lyrics.
Countin Money ft. Yo Gotti, Gucci Mane – Still with me?
Put It Down ft. Drake – Perfect track to follow COUNTIN MONEY.  Bun’s first line goes “Now when it comes to makin money I’m a printin press…” *self explanatory*  Plus its the perfect reward for the fans that listened all the way through, waiting on that Drake verse.
All A Dream ft. Letoya
Ridin Slow ft. Slim Thug, Play N Skillz – This album is full of versatility.  Right now, is the perfect time for Bun to rep home base with that music to lean to (what Houston, arguably, does best).
Chuuuch ft. J Prince – We’er in the home stretch now.  As the album comes to a close, this will fight that listener fatigue.
It’s Been A Pleasure ft. Drake – This is the perfect thank you song for this album, so I gotta let this one rock exactly where it was originally on the album.
Snow Money (BONUS/HIDDEN TRACK) – I’m actually ending the album 1 track early.  I would list Snow Money as a Bonus Track.

Click here to download Trill O.G. Support hip-hop!

–Omar Akil (@omarakil3)

“Slightly better than a DJ with a broken fader and no doubles”

New Kanye West: check out So Appalled ft Jay-Z, RZA, Pusha T, Swizz Beats and Cyhi the Prynce.

At this rate, is Kanye going to have anything left for the album?  Word on the street is these are just the outtakes.  The best is yet to come…

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Newcomer Shad brings more respect to 2010 for hip-hop. Check out his We, Myself and I video.

This one is visually reminiscent of On to the Next One but the comparisons stop there…unless you think the dope rap/rock collabo also reminds you of this.