No, not the wrestler. No, not that cat from ATL that you get on Google search when typing “DJ Dibiase” either. I’m talkin’ about that man from Watts, California. The 12-time beat battle champion, and runner-up in Los Angeles’ Red Bull Big Tune beat battle (2008). And for you, his 2008 “Up The Joystick” EP for download (we love free shit!). With 8-bit video game samples (Mario Bros., Castlevania, Mega Man, etc) intertwined with a hip hop vibe, this will excite the ears of any old school gamer and hip hop head alike. He also rounded up a couple of underground hip hop artists to spit over his beats: U-N-I, Amiri Dialect, Hardware, and a few others. I mean, I even have a portion of “Mario Galaxy” as my ringtone right now – it’s that good. And, the beginning of “Slugfest (No Biters Allowed)” will bring back those memories of blowing real hard into game cartridges… losing your breath tryin’ to get that shit to work. Maaaaan, enough talkin’. After the jump is a download link + tracklist. Get to it!
If you’ve already heard this gem, then props to you. But if you haven’t, you’re missin’ out on some head-nodding greatness.