Alright, so first things first – lets get some FAQ’s out of the way about the Queen Of Doom, Ms. Tiombe Lockhart.
“Where the *#$^ is Tiombe?!” Brooklyn.
“Why wasn’t she on the new PPP??” The whole cast changed, dummy.
“What’s she working on??” Cubic Zirconia.
CZ is a new group consisting of Tiombe and her new partners in crime, Nick & Todd, who are both former members of the group, Men, Women & Children. With their powers combined (Captain Planet style) – they are Cubic Zirconia. Their sound is an amalgamation of both their former entities’ respective sounds, but more than anything – it’s something brand new.
As an introduction to the group, they’ve put together a 30+ minute mix, which as they put it is “a few of our tunes, a few songs we like, and some other stuff mixed in for good measure.” And if you caught the debut of one of their first songs, “I Wanna Freebase You” (included here) in the FSR podcast last week, then you should have an idea of what to expect – but even that is just the beginning. I think it’s always good to shake things up a bit – so you guys don’t get too comfortable. Leave a comment and lemme know what you think of this one. WARNING: THIS IS NOT ON SOME NEO-SOUL OR HIP-HOP SHIT – SO DON’T GO INTO IT WITH THOSE EXPECTATIONS.
You can find the tracklisting below, & the download link after that. Oh, and Eazy-E fans – be sure to listen to the mixtape all the way through to the end. Trust me.
2011 UPDATE: In 2009, CZ followed up this mixtape with another freebie, Ready To Slide (now included below) as well as a string of singles & remixes throughout the following year. In 2011 – Cubic Zirconia now consists of Tiombe Lockhart, Nick Hook & Daoud Sturdivant – and in July, the group officially signed to A-Trak & Catchdubs’ label, Fool’s Gold Records. Below are all 6 of their music videos they have released since this was first posted.
CUBIC ZIRCONIA MIXTAPE VOL. 1: CZ DOES LONDON
1. Cubic Zirconia – I Wanna Freebase You
2. Cubic Zirconia – Dick For A Day
3. Chase & Status – Eastern Jam [Ram Records]
4. Cubic Zirconia – Josephine
5. Claw - Jersey Shore Guidos [Suicide Dub]
6. Curses! feat. Maggie Horn – The Deep End [Institubes]
7. The Bucketheads – The Bomb! [Big Beat]
8. Cubic Zirconia – The Phone
9. Tyree – Acid Crash [Supa Dupa]
10. Cubic Zirconia – Fuck Work (Proper Villians/Jubilee Remix) [Savant Guard]
11. DJ Class feat. Lil’ Jon – I’m The Shit (Remix) [Universal]
12. Cubic Zirconia – (secret bonus track)
CUBIC ZIRCONIA – READY TO SLIDE EP
1. KiD CuDi – Make Her Say (Cubic Zirconia’s “Delilah” Remix)
2. Cubic Zirconia vs. Joker – Freebase (Kool Hersh Blend)
3. Cubic Zirconia – D.F.A.D.
4. Cubic Zirconia – Fuck Work (Michael Meds Remix)
5. ApSci – Under Control (Cubic Zirconia Remix) (feat. Sammy Siegler)
6. Cubic Zirconia – Fuck Work (Nick Hook T-Pain Version)
BONUS DOWNLOAD: Cubic Zirconia – Ready To Slide EP
SUPPORT: Cubic Zirconia – Follow Your Heart IN STORES 9/20
BONUS VIDEO: Cubic Zirconia’s videography to date SEE BELOW