Tuesday, March 31, 2009

U-N-I Album A Love Supreme Released!



U-N-I's second album is here! Also, simulateneously they have launched their new website, yothurz.com. Check it out and download the album for free!

These cats have been steady on the grind! Bigups to Y-O, Thurzday, and manger Chris London.

The Grouch and Eligh - All In feat. Gift of Gab & Pigeon John


This is a new joint of The Grouch & Eligh's upcoming album, "Say G&E", to be released on April 21. Check it out!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

SXSW Freestyles: Mistah Fab, UNI, Balance, Trackademicks, Exile

Bigups to Hardknock.tv for capturing some dope freestyles @ SXSW

G-H-E-T-T-O..People get out of car on freeway for money!

I'm a bit late on covering this story, but I've got speak on this. So the video below shows a high speed pursuit on the 805 freeway in San Diego, and along the way the passenger throws out a grip of money. So as ghetto and desperate as people are, several stop and start collecting the money. Now, I'm pretty sure I would not stop to do so myself. At least most people pulled over and got what they could get on the sides, but rhey did show one person that actually stopped in the middle. As broke as everyone is right now, it's not worth the risk of getting run over!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Video: Babs Bunny- Odds & Evens

Babs of Making the Band fame has a new video out. It's not bad at all. I give her props for doing her thang! Peep it!
ODDS & EVENS

Video: Slaughterhouse (Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Royce Da 5′9″ & Crooked I) - Move On

With Paid Dues coming up this weekend, I am most hyped about this Slaughterhouse collaboration. However, I will be working, so I'm not sure if I'll actually get an opportunity to see them! But hopefully I'll get at least a glimpse of this super group. This is a dope video yo. Peep it!

Tyson The Movie Trailer


This Mike Tyson documentary looks very interesting. No matter how you feel about him, indeed he is a polarizing figure. Peep the trailer below. Also visit the site. There will be free screenings coming up!




Visit the official site below

Tyson The Movie

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Kanye West in Complex Magazine. Crazy graphics!

The graphics on the cover and in this pieces are insane yo! As usual, Kanye is very honest and upfront in his interview with Complex. He talks about his endeavors with a new shoe and clothing line. Also, he covers the usual gay rumors and a host of other topics. Peep the interview here




Video: Lyrics Born - "Funky Hit Records"




Over the last few years, Lyrics Born has started to achieve a deal of commercial success. And I could see peeps starting to hate on what he's been doing, but one thing that's for sure is that Lyrics Born beats to his own drum. This definitely is not the best of his work, however, the track ain't bad either. It's a dope ol skool beat with kicks and snares. The hook is so-so, but I could deal with it. I do enjoy the graphics and effects used in the video. Props to Justin Berger for that. Lyrics Born has always been a personal favorite. I hope his next album, "As U Were" is a dope one. Peep it!

SXSW Walking Blog Special


Damn! I am making it a point to be at South By Southwest(SXSW) next year! How can I not be there?? Hiphop has taken it over!That joint was poppin off yo!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Fight Night Round 4 Gameplay Teaser

Wow! I'm so hyped about this game! On all of the previous Fight Night games, we've always created our own Iron Mike character. Finally, they've received the rights to include Mike Tyson in the game! Ali vs. Tyson, word!

Ron Paul & Stepehen Baldwin Debate Marijuana Legalization

This was a very interesting debate between actor Stephen Baldwin and former presidential hopeful Ron Paul. Peep it!

Dope Art & Beat Showcase Next Weekend!


For all my LA headz that can't afford Paid Dues, here's another event just as ill for a much cheaper ticket next weekend!


Constant Elevation Group/Art/Beat Show(beat produced by ASPECT1) from Chinky Eyed L.A on Vimeo.

Murs & Tech N9ne Paid Dues Interview

I just got in from promoting next week's paid dues festival. Peep the video of Murs & Tech N9Ne breaking it down for Hiphop Official.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Lee "Scratch" Perry!


Today is the 73rd birthday of reggae music's greatest producer, Lee "Scratch" Perry! I had the pleasure of meeting him late last year at Amoeba Records. Big ups!




Thursday, March 19, 2009

Beat Swapmeet 1 Year Anniversary Highlights

Last weekend's Beat Swapmeet was off the hook! Check the video below!

Adam Wadell Flips After Dunk

The person that uploaded this video calls it the best dunk ever. Now just cuz homey unintentionally flipped and almost hurt himself seriously doesn't make it the best dunk ever. Not even by far! That's an insult to Michael Jordan, Vince Carter, Lebron, and a host of others with real dunking skills, so just take it for what it is.It was a funny incident, but nothing more.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Barack Obama Makes NCAA Tournament Picks

Well, it's March Madness again! I filled out two brackets with different scenarios. One I've got Pittsburg winning over Memphis. In the other, I've got Gonzaga over Missouri. We'll see yo! Peep Obama's picks below!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Backstage with BUSTA RHYMES: Part 1

Busta Rhymes does an ill interview with Hip Hop Official. It took place backstage after his recent show in LA at Club Nokia. Why it's edited, I dunno, but a good interview nonetheless.

Video: Capone-N-Noreaga - "Talk To Me (Big Tyme)"

I'm pretty sure that Capone N Noreaga will never be as dope as they were back in '95, but this joint is aight. I wouldn't bang it on the regular, but it don't suck. It's a pretty cool video, directed by Rick Cordero. Kid is comin up yo! Peep it!

Video: 8-Keys ft. Kanye West "Stay Up! (Viagra)"

This song has been out for a while. But I'm sure having an official video will put some life back into it. It's madd funny. Peep it!



88-Keys - Stay Up! (Viagra) (feat. KanYe West) from Vernonmac on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Beat Swapmeet One Year Anniversary Today!

DJs, record collectors, beat heads, music lovers! Come on out to the Grandstar Jazz Club today for the Beat Swapmeet! It's gonna be ill!


Saturday, March 14, 2009

What's Poppin Round LA Tonight??

Peace, click on the flyers to see enlarged version. It's some dope events tonight!ff





Atmosphere Speaks on Paid Dues 2009!



Paid Dues 2009 is just around the corner. It's going down March 28th in San Bernardino. Atmosphere speaks on performing with a live band. I'm looking forward to seeing how that is! Go to Guerilla Union for tickets.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Video: B Real ft. Sick Jacken "Psycho Realm Revolution"

This is a dope new video for the song "Psycho Realm Revolution" featuring B-Real from Cypress Hill and Sick Jacken of Psycho Realm

Syracuse & UConn Game Goes 6 OTs!

Last night's Big East tournament game between UConn and Syracuse was insane! It went into 6 overtimes! Man, I've never seen anything like it. Well, I was watching the Laker game, so I didn't see it. But I've seen the highlights. I'm pretty sure it will be an instant classic on ESPN Classic. Peep the video!

J Rich Tries 2 Showboat & Gets Denied

Jason Richardson of the Phoenix Suns had an easy dunk or layup, but instead tries to go for a 360 jam. However he is hacked by Lebron James, but they the refs didn't blow the whistle. This is one instance where I'm glad they didn't call the foul, cuz J Rich had no business trying to showboat with his team down in the game. It's not like they were whooping Phoenix. That score would have tied the game up. After getting denied, Cleveland went down and scored a three pointer. From there on, the game was over. And oh yea, J Rich got a technical foul too. I'm sure his pride was hurt over that play! As the late great Chick Hearn used to say, "the mustard's off the hot dog!"

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Kanye West, Ahmad, Murdoc Pt. 5 On Wakeup Show

I covered the first 4 videos featuring Kanye on the Wakeup Show. Here's part 5 with Kanye busting freestyles with Ahmad and Murdoc. They all kill it! Peep it!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ken Shamrock Suspended For Steroids


UFC legend Ken Shamrock has been suspended for one year for testing positive for the steroid Stanozolol, as well as two Nandrolone-based substances, 19-Norandrosterone and 19-Noretiocholanolone, according to a statement issued by the California State Athletic Commission on Wednesday.


Shamrock, who turned 45 on Feb. 13, picked up a one-minute victory over super heavyweight Ross Clifton at Wargods “Valentine’s Eve Massacre” on Feb. 14 in Fresno, Calif. Shamrock’s production company also co-promoted the event.


Shamrock‘s manager and attorney Rod Donohoo said the fighter has adamantly denied the allegations and will appeal the suspension.


“Ken was taking legal over-the-counter products, and based upon our preliminary research, I’m investigating if those products were the result of these findings,” Donohoo told Sherdog. com on Wednesday.


Shamrock was scheduled to face fellow WWE pro wrestler Bobby Lashley in a headlining heavyweight bout for the Roy Jones Jr.-helmed Squared Ring Promotion’s “March Badness” on March 21 at the Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, Fla. However, the Florida State Boxing Commission will likely uphold the CSAC’s suspension and an appeals process will not be completed before March 21.


Donohoo will request an expedited appeal.


“Ken is willing to submit to immediate testing in Sacramento to prove his innocence,” said Donohoo.

Reflection Eternal Interview on AHH.com

Reflection Eternal is coming with a new album! Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek speak about what's new with them. Peep it!

Awesome Town Poppin Off 2Nite

Get your hipster party on tonight @ the Short Stop. Get there early! It fills up quick!

Sunday's Show

I have yet to speak about the Hiphop 4 Darfur Benefit that we put on last Sunday. It was a very dope, positive vibe. I am really pleased with the turnout and the performances. Things were rocky at the beginning due people getting stuck in traffic, getting lost, or just plain late. But we worked it out. For it being my first show, I'd give myself an A. I had an amazing group of people help me and advise me in making this a dope event! We ended up raising $552 to DPDO. I will be uploading photos shortly!

New Brother Ali Tracks!

Brother Ali is one of the dopest MCs period! He's got a new album coming out, The Truth Is Here. Check out the new joints, "Real As Can Be", "The Believers" featuring Slug, "Palm The Joker" and " Little Rodney "




Joe Johnson Answers Lebron's Half Court Shot With Sit Down 3 Pointer

Trevor Ariza charged with flagrant foul on Rudy Fernandez. Odom suspended




So last night the Lakers got the asses handed to them by the Portland Trailblazers. They trailed the whole game. I turned it off at halftime. I found out later that Trevor Ariza was ejected for a flagrant 2 foul on Rudy Fernandez, who was hurt on the play. Well, I just reviewed the play and Ariza definitely made a play on the ball. He just happened to swipe Fernandez' head. I agree that they had no choice to call the flagrant foul, and I applaud the league for not suspending him, realizing that it wasn't a dirty play. However, Lamar Odom has been suspended for the next game against Houston due to his leaving the bench during an insuing altercation between Brandon Roy and Trevor Ariza following the foul. He barely stepped off the bench and was pushed back by Kurt Rambis. But the rule is that if you're on the bench when an altercation breaks out, then you must stay on the bench or else it's automatic suspension. It's a dumb rule if you ask me, but I understand.

Daamn Coolio!


Coolio has officially been charged with felony cocaine possession -- and two other misdemeanors -- after cops say they found drugs in his luggage at LAX last week.

Officials claim Coolio, real name Artis Leon Ivey, grabbed a screener's arm in an effort to stop the search -- and for that, officials also tacked on a misdemeanor battery charge.

The rapper also faces one misdemeanor count of possession of a smoking device.

Coolio, who's due back in court April 3rd, faces up to three years in state prison if he's convicted.

Obviously that was a very dumb decision to try and transport drugs through the airport! It just is not worth the risk. It seems to me that Coolio is pretty much screwed yo! It wasn't too long ago that me and the homey actually ran into him at a party too!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Goodlife Reunion, Ladies First, Afro Classics w/ Eligh & His Mom Tomorrow Night!



Obama Reverses Bush's Restrictions on Stem Cell Research

I'm not too knowledgeable about the stem cell situation, but I know there's great potential to cure more diseases with the use of stem cells. Read the AP article below. Peace



Obama opens up stem cell work, science inquiries

Happy Biggie Day! (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997)


It's been 12 years to the date that The Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls was gunned down. I was actually in New York at that time, so it was madd crazy yo. Biggie's legacy will live on. Busta Rhymes is even putting together a project in tribute to Biggie. There is a video below. Props to Nah Right. I don't take from blogs often, but I gotta roll with this one. Also, madd Biggie videos below as well!








Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mystic




Mystic is my biggest draw for today's show. It is an honor to have her take part in this event. She has an amazing voice and an astounding presence. I know that she has been very busy working on new material. She recently released a song with Eligh of the Living Legends. It looks like it's gonna be a pretty dope project!

Read her bio:

Originating from Oakland, CA, hip-hop singer Mystic merges literate rhymes charged with poetry and a lush singing voice beaming with a sense of soul. Signed to the Goodvibe roster -- also including Slum Village and Bahamadia -- she worked with a cast of respected underground hip-hop producers for her 2001 debut album, Cuts for Luck and Scars for Freedom. She participated in the summer 2001 Tree of Life tour with her labelmates to promote the album. Her debut was reissued the following year on Dreamworks with two new songs appended to the release. ~ Jason Birchmeier, All Music Guide



Saturday, March 7, 2009

Boombox Poppin Off Tonight!

JRoz 1 & Fawksie 1

I just noticed that alot of female MCs like to put 1 after their name. Even Sirah puts a 1 after her name. Hmm..I wonder why. But my next two featured artists from tomorrow's show are JRoz 1 and Fawksie 1

JRoz 1 has been doing her thing on the LA Hiphop scene for a long time. She's got an ill flow and an astounding stage presence. Along with DJ Ethos, she has blessed many stages. JRoz is also a hell of a graff artist.




I just met Fawksie 1 last Summer. She's very small, but she's hardcore to the fullest. I am definitely diggin her steeze. She stays on the grind. It seems like she's got a show every other day yo! She definitely needs more videos online. The one below would be much doper if it weren't for the sound issues. I've recoreded her a few times. I just gotta get up off my ass and duplicate them for her! Peep!

FAWKSIE 1 & JUGGANAUT @ THE AIRLINER

T.O. Signs With Buffalo Bills




Well Terrell Owens didn't stay on the market for too long. The Buffalo Bills have decided to take a shot at him signing him to a 1 year 6.5 million dollar deal. It may work out cuz everytime T.O. goes to another team, he has something to prove in that first year. With Trent Edwards are the QB, quarterbacking will be the worst he's ever had, so we will see how that ends up. I'm just glad my Niners didn't take his ass back!

Ninja Academy

Ninja Academy is the sole rock act on the linuep. They are the kind of rock band that will appeal to a Hiphop crowd though, so that's why they're rocking tomorrow. They have been doing their thing for quite some time now. The band is a duo consisting of a drummer and a bassist. They dress up like ninjas, but are definitely not a gimmick. They also have other extended memebers that frequently make appearances. I'm not sure what they're coming with tomorrow, but it most definitely will be the shit! Check em out!



Hiphop 4 Darfur Benefit Pre-party @ Senses In Pasadena Tonight!

Pre-party @ Senses!

Copywrite vs. Asher Roth



Another white rapper beef! Copywrite has proven to be a hell of a battle MC. He pretty much destroys up and coming MC Asher Roth. This is after he'd made a previous diss song called "The Real Fake Slim Shady". Then Asher responds with his own diss of Copy with the joint, "Silly Boy". I gotta go with the Cremation as the rawest diss of all of em yo.





Friday, March 6, 2009

Rezawrekting Tha Dead




On Sunday, this duo consisting of EQ and Pos-Tone will be the final performers of the night upstairs. They have ill beats, hardcore rhymes and a great stage presence. I am excited to have these dudes rock the crowd. Happy 26th birthday to Pos-Tone. If you're not busy tonight, check them out at Urban Underground, and then @ The Grandstar Sunday.

RTD- "INCASE YOU FORGOT" (DIRECTED BY: I SUPPOSE)

Chris Paul Clowns Jason Terry on The Break

In addition to his 27 points and 15 dimes, CP3 Pulls Off the through the legs dribble on Jason Terry in last night's Hornets-Mavericks matchup. Man, I've never seen something like this on a fast break before!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Video: RZA as Bobby Digital- Drama feat. Thea & Monk

This video by RZA came out last Fall, but I just came across it..pretty ill. Peep it!

T.O. Gets The Boot!


The Dallas Cowboys have cut Terrell Owens! Despite having all of the talent in the world, he has proven to be a cancer in any locker room he steps foot in. So long crybaby Owens. I have a feeling he'll end up a Raider yo!

You can read more below:

T.O. gets cut!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Manny mania is back in LA


So the 2 year 45 million dollar deal that Manny 3amirez originall turned down has now been agreed upon between him and the Dodgers. Mannny and agent Scott Boras seemed to think that he would get a lot more dough, but wasn't nobody feelin him like that. So Mannywood is back in effect. We'll see if the Dodgers can pull off an NL West championship now.It will still be a challenge regardless

Al-Bashir Arrest Warrant Issued By International Criminal Court


Omar Al Bashir, the president of Sudan is now a wanted man. He has been charged by the International Criminal Court with war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur.

Please read the rest of the story here