Thursday Linkage: Dr. Dre, The Hood Internet, Ratatat and more

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A) Is Dr. Dre’s Detox situation starting to sound like a fable? I think so.

B) The Hood Internet have been busy toiling with the design of their site and tour plans. They also had time for a slick glittering remix of Skybox‘s “In A Dream”
Skybox – In A Dream (The Hood Internet Remix)byhoodinternet
C) Ratatat has a quick Q&A and preview a great track off their new album, LP4 over at Pitchfork. “Party With Children” has drawn out guitar sound that I’m sure Cudi will be ripping a freestyle over shortly.
Ratatat – Party With Children
Pre-order Ratatat – LP4 here.
D) The White Panda continue to see rotation on my iPod with Versus, but they’ve also been dropping single mash-ups here and there on their blog. Here is their latest, “Drake & Diane” (Drake vs. John Cougar Mellancamp). Some portions of the track work, others don’t, but its an interesting combo either way.
Drake and Dianebywhitepandamusic
E) Young Jeezy is back in preparation for Thug Motivation 103. I used to be the biggest Jeezy hater around, but I warmed up to his last effort. To get the hype train rolling, he just released the Trap or Die 2 mixtape. Pick it up via 2dopeboyz.
Young Jeezy – Trap or Die 2 Mixtape
F) There are more mixtape DJ’s around than I can count, but one of the more memorables is Clinton Sparks. With his tagline “get familiar”, its hard not to remember him. He’s getting ready to drop a mixtape, Get Familiar Vol. X full of tracks entirely self-produced and it features a lot of artists you’d recognize (Clipse, Akon, Diddy, Ludacris, Talib Kweli, Donnis, Mike Posner and more). His initial offering, “Favorite DJ” (listen below) is pretty much just a standard club track, but I’m looking forward to the entire mix. Check the promo before the mixtape is released on May 18th.
Clinton Sparks – Favorite DJ Feat. Jermaine Dupri & DJ Class (Dirty)byclintonsparksClinton Sparks – Get Familiar Vol. X (Teaser)byclintonsparks

Also, I really wish I would have bought stock or something in Soundcloud. How long did it take artists to realize what a great tool it really is?
Oh, and one week until the beach…

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