Saturday, May 23, 2015

All Mello Music Group Catalog Albums $4.99 For A Limited Time!

Every Summer, Mello Music Group offers their catalog of albums up for $4.99 each for a very limited time.  This label is full of super talented artists from across the nation and I have never heard a Mello Music artist that I didn't like.

The entire catalog of albums (minus the two most current new releases) are included. 

Choose from Oddisee, Apollo Brown, Open Mike Eagle, L'Orange, Rapper Big Pooh, yU, Diamond District, Quelle Chris, Red Pill, Gensu Dean, Ugly Heroes, and more!

Click below to preview and purchase!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Music Download: Jonesy - Au79 EP

This is a pretty dope 6 track EP from Jonesy out of El Monte, CA. Au79 is on the super soulful tip and is the first release of a planned trilogy. Jonesy himself also produced some tracks along with Marco Vargas. Click below to stream and download for free!

Music Download: Hazerd - My Point Of View LP

Up and coming Ontario, CA MC Hazerd recently dropped his new album, My Point Of View, which features 13 tracks of hardcore lyricism and storytelling. The only feature is by Drio. Click below to stream and download for free!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Music Video:blakplanit x Oskiess- Sirens & Lights

Check the latest music video from blakplanit for "Sirens & Lights." The police brutality themed track was produced by Oskiess and can be downloaded for free on blakplanit's Bandcamp page.

Music Video: D'zyl 5k1 - One Inch Punch ft. OsOne

Check the new music video from the homey D'zyl 5k1 for the banger, "One Inch Punch," featuring OsOne of G.I.A.N.T.S. Music/Upper Echelon. This joint was produced by Insite and can be found on D'zyl's recently released double LP, The Sauce. The video was directed by Deaphnowtz Productions.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Make the Crowd Loud

One of the most intricate things to do in the scene is to get your crowd moving with you. Real core fans! 

Its important that you're creating a new sound, and let go of the fear that some may not like your dynamic tunes as soon as they hear them. Even the demeanor of your music may be the game changer. 

Last Friday Da ILL SPOT hosted a show along Young Baca Productions at The Airliner(A two floor venue) Successfully completing the second Crew on Crew Song battle show.

Although the blog doesn't pick sides, the crowd was sure to let us know what they liked the most. 

The competition started with 8 local crews, and dwindled to one. $200 in cash and give away prices made the competition even better.

But what were the Judges looking for? Quality. This involved audience interaction, good lyrics, new sounds, clear voices and partnership. Crews had to interact together and get the crowd moving with their energy as a whole. Tougher than it sounds, and this was seen live as the competition came down to the Top Four: Local Heroes, Music & Strength, OSA, East of The River 

Here at Da ill Spot
We will always present you number one, so who made it to the top?

Local Heroes demonstrated the most hype and movement in their audience, they were also very energetic, brought in fire with their music, lyrics and talent.
Woot Woot.
A huge congratulations to them and all of their insane efforts on coming out and putting on a good show till the end. 

Our downstairs area was fully committed to up and coming producers with banging beats and new sounds. Just what we were looking for.
Aside from the music there was local vendors, and body painting going on, bringing in the attention of our visual heads.
(IG @Mstahia) was the canvas for the talented Mao Parra, a local and welcomed lady artist who's love for art gets her to paint on almost anything.

With appearances by King, Chapter 3 Beats, Brand B, Harley Gold, Esume, Lola La Showgirl, Byrdsol and Mic Man This area was almost its own bubble of art at work!

There was no competition, so we wont say who was the best in our opinion but we hope you have one, we would love to hear about it!

All of the great pictures and videos we took will be posted on the Facebook page (Crew On Crew Song Battle II Hosted by Da Ill Spot page),  Take the time to look up some of the great talent these artist bring to the game, you might find yourself asking for more.

Competing Crews:

Music & Strength


Weapon Of The Masses

Monster Mash Up Clan

Uproar Nation


Local Heroes

East Of The River


Producer Showcase Downstairs:

Brand B

Harley Gold


Chapter 3 Beats


Lola La Showgirl


Mic Man


Cash + Sponsored Prize Package From:

Amoeba Music

Original Hip Hop Chocolates

2 ILL Clothing


LiHai Art

Breakbeats & Rhymes Radio


Sassy Novelties

Raw Footage

Concert Tix Courtesy of HGP & Young Baca Productions

Monday, May 11, 2015

Music Video: EVeryman x Orphic - Om Hop Rock

I met EVeryman last year as we were working at Coachella.  Dude is madd cool. Check the recently released video for his collaboration with Orphic, "Om Hop Rock," which captures his journeys in the world of gatherings and music festivals over the past 3 years.

A good portion of the performance scenes in the video take place on a Mutant School Bus called Boogaloo, the infamous Art Car built by the Dirty Beetles  of Los Angeles. The video was produced
and edited by Andrew Oleck.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Writers Never Die

(Weekly post will release on Monday Mornings @ 8 AM)

A good intro would start by mentioning shes's cooler than a polar bears toes. Tahia (tah-ee-ah) a very slim twenty-one year old from Los Angels, California.
  • I promote and network locally at live music shows.
  • I've had experience managing, and doing promo for about 4 years
  • I do it with the best, Mr. Jelani Kimble and his Higher Ground Promo crew.

My least favorite word:


Favorite artist : is Slug of Atmosphere
So a BIG shout out to him and The Rymesayers Crew

Instagram: @ MSTAHIA

This summer 

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I'll be the critic, of the innovative artists (in music, art, and fashion) who make it their LIFE to perform and express themselves with quality.

Videos, and new tunes for all of those who can tell what good work looks like... Its not personal, its not like my opinion will change their lives, but maybe if we all agreed that a person brings life to what they do.. We can give it some credit, and  we can hear it HERE, talk about it, with different members of the ILLSPOT crew

Tune in, comment, ask questions, or just keep up with the Dose of Tahia

Find out about about upcoming shows and all the buzz from the artists who killed previous ones.

And In honor of the Talented Slug:  Atmosphere- God loves ulgy

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Music Video: Open Mike Eagle - Celebrity Reduction Prayer (Prod. Oddisee)

I recently got around to listening to Mello Music Group's recetly dropped label compilation, Persona. This track, "Celebrity Reduction Prayer," by Open Mike Eagle was definitely one of the standouts. It pokes fun at celebrity idol worship and was produced by Oddisee. Peep the very well directed music video below by  Ryan Calavano.

Music Download: ƱZ - Trap Shit V21 EP feat. 12th Planet

Peep this just released 21st edition from ƱZ's Trap Shit series featuring 12th Planet. And what makes this an EP release is the three remixes of the track from AWE, Stooki Sound, and Om Unit. Click below to stream and download for free while you can!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Music Video: Edgar Sosa - Early 20's

Check the new music video from Fontana CA's Edgar Sosa for "Early 20's." It was produced by Marz Milli and the video was shot by Henry Rush. Be on the lookout for Sosa's upcoming LP dropping later this year. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

New Music: Acid Reign x Gebo - Losaka LP

About a week ago Gajah and Beond of Acid Reign dropped their new LP, Losaka, which is a collab with Gebo, and MC out of Osaka, Japan. Losaka features 11 tracks full of bilingual, tag teaming, fast rhyming madness.

Losaka, which is a mashup of Los Angeles + Osaka, features guest appearances from Ariano, EQ, Onry Ozzborn, Graves33, and Joel St. Julien. Production credits go to Kenny Segal, Mute Speaker, Duke Westlake, No Earth plus more. Click below to stream and support with a purchase of $7.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Music Download: Jazz Spastiks x Rebels To The Grain - Uncut Fresh

Uncut Fresh is a really dope collabo album from beat duo Jazz Spastiks and the homies, Rebels To The Grain. It includes 15 smoothed out tracks and is available for stream and purchase below.  Be sure to catch Rebels on air weekly on Breakbeats & Rhymes Radio.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Music Video: Tech N9ne - Aw Yeah? (interVENTion)

Kansas City OG Tech N9Ne comes super emotional speaking on social-economic and personal issues on "Aw Yeah?" which was produced by Seven and is featured on Tech's next LP, Special Effects, set to release on May 4, 2015. Check the sick visuals below!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

New Music: Sareem Poems & Ess Be - Higher

This is a dope feel good track from Sareem Poems of LA Symphony and Lansing, MI producer Ess Be. "Higher" is the second single off their upcoming collabo LP, Beautiful Noise on Illect Recordings. Stream below!