Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Yesterday the Los Angeles Lakers received the dope rings pictured above for winning last year's NBA championship. The rings were created from a special batch of 15-karat Laker gold by Jason of Beverly Hills. It consists of 15 diamonds weighing in at 2.85 carats.
The ring is molded in the shape of Staples Center and is said to be worth at least $10,000. Also, each player has an image of his face inscribed on the side of his ring, which is a first. These rings just get more and more ill!
Upon receiving their rings last night, the Lakers went on to win their home opener against the Clippers. Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, and Andrew Bynum all looked very impressive.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
here. Also, if you haven't already done so, click the link below for their super fresh mixtape, The Premium. Word!
BP & Odds-The Premium Mixtape
Strong Arm Steady has been putting out some heat lately. The latest joint, "Get Started" is no exception. It is produced by Madlib and features Talib Kweli. Check the link below!
Download/Stream Here:Strong Arm Steady- "Get Started" featuring Talib Kweli (prob. by Madlib)
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Congrats to Emily Salinas for winning tickets to the Cypress Hill Smokeout Festival tomorrow! She was very excited and appreciative. I know she'll have a great time!
Peep the brand new Raheem Devaughn video for "Bulletproof" (remix) featuring Ludacris. This video has got some sick visuals, and it's a pretty decent song as well. Also a link to download the song is below. Check it!
Download Here:Raheem Devaughn-"Bulletproof" (remix) feat. Ludacris
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Now I'm all for the use of Hiphop in education, but I'm not feeling this Hip Hop Harry character. This is on some Uncle Tom coon ish if you ask me! I could just see all the old bald head dudes that know nothing about Hiphop discussing what a great idea this is to reach out to the "urban culture."
Contrary to people's belief, not all Hiphop heads wear big baggy jeans, a sideways cap, and a huge medallion. Apparently this show has been around since 2006. I'm surprised I never heard of it. I don't have any kids, but best believe I won't be giving this to any kids in my family!
Please click on the link to follow on Networked blogs and leave a comment on the blog post or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know that you've done so and that you're interested in the tickets.
Your name will be entered in a drawing for 2 tickets. The winning name will be announced on Thursday evening at 8pm PST. The winner's name will be at Will Call plus one for Friday only. Please don't enter if you have no way of getting to the show or no intentions of even going.
Check out Friday's lineup below, as well as the set times!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Peep the Land of The Kings hats designed by Hella Tight for U-N-I. It's an old school snapback style hat which references one of their songs released earlier this year. These hats could be purchased here. Also check below for U-N-I's tour dates with Warren G.
Warren G and the "G Files" Tour w/ U-N-I
10/27/2009 Austin TX Emo's Alternative Lounge (Outdoors)
10/29/2009 Dallas TX Granada Theater Dallas
10/30/2009 New Orleans LA House of Blues
10/31/2009 Nashville TN Haunted Valley Festival
11/03/2009 Charleston SC Music Farm
11/04/2009 Asheville NC The Orange Peel
11/05/2009 Charlotte NC Amos'
11/06/2009 Brooklyn NY The Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/07/2009 Harper’s Ferry Allston, Massachusetts
11/10/2009 New York NY The Bowery Ballroom
11/12/2009 Indianapolis IN The Vogue
11/13/2009 Chicago IL The Metro - Chicago
11/14/2009 Madison WI Majestic Theatre
11/16/2009 Council Bluffs IA Whiskey Road House
11/18/2009 Boulder CO Fox Theatre
11/19/2009 Ft. Collins CO Aggie Theatre
11/20/2009 Belly Up Aspen, Colorado
11/22/09 Neumo’s Seattle, Washington
11/23/09 The Roseland Theatre Portland, Oregon
This is not a music video, rather a promotional video for the upcoming Felt album, Felt 3: A Tribute to Rosie Perez. Murs and Slug talk about how making this album along with Aesop Rock has been easier than the past two which were with The Grouch of Living Legends for the first and Ant of Atmosphere for the 2nd album. The new LP is set to release on November 17,2009.
Keith Schofield has made some pretty dope and creative videos. This video is no exception. It's very entertaining! The song, "Let Love Rule" by Lenny Kravitz was remixed by Justice. Check it out!
Monday, October 19, 2009
1. Get ‘Er Done feat. DOOM – Jake One
2. Fly That Knot feat. DOOM – Talib Kweli
3. Sniper Elite feat. DOOM – Dilla Ghostface DOOM
4. Trap Door feat. DOOM – Jake One
5. Sorcerers feat. DOOM & Invizible Handz – John Robinson
6. Da Supafriendz – Vast Aire
7. Quite Buttery – Count Bass D feat DOOM
8. ? – DOOM featuring Kurious
9. All Outta Ale – DOOM
10. E.N.Y. House – Masta Killa
11. Bells of DOOM – DOOM
12. My Favorite Ladies – DOOM
13. Street Corners (Remix) – Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck & GZA
Check the video below of a 23 foot snake found in a rural part of Indonesia. This video is from 2003, so I'm not sure if it is still alive. This is far from the largest. They previously captured a 32 foot snake years before. And in 2004, it was reported that a 49 foot snake was captured in Indonesia, however it was never proven. Personally, I love snakes, but for all of you with snake phobias, this has got to be your worse nightmare!
Peep the new video from Kev Brown for his latest offering, "Another Random Joint." The song is featured on the Low Budget crew mixtape, The Budget is Low. Click the title for a free download of the mixtape. But, also check out the video below!
The RZA recently appeared on the Colbert Report to promote his new book,The Tao of Wu, which explains the philosophies and the ways of the Wu-Tang. Peep the video below and also stop by your local bookstore and check the book out!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Wow, I haven't seen Shyheim in madd years! Back in the day, he was the Shyheim aka Tha Rugged Child representing as part of the Wu-Tang family. He's long cuts ties to the Wu. I'm not exactly sure why, but word, he's got a new album coming out, entitled Disrespectfully Speaking which drops on October 27. The video below is a medley of 3 different songs off the album. He's still got a raw flow. I'm gonna check the album out to see if it's worthy. Ch-check it!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
BP & Odds are about a week and a half away from releasing their second LP, "The Medium." It drops on October 27. Check out the super fresh single, "Ultra Magnetics." There is also a link for download of the track and the instrumental. If you're in the greater LA area, come on out to the show in Pomona tonight and check em out! Peace!
BP & Odds- "Ultramagnetic"
Download Here:BP & Odds- "Ultra Magnetics"
Download instrumental here.
Check the new Killah Priest video for his joint "The 7 Crowns of God." It's off his album, Elizabeth which will be released October 20, 2009. I'm feeling this track. Hopefully the whole album is ill!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
DA ILL SPOT: Trek Life, BP & Odds, Poetik Prophets, L. Scatterbrain.Hosted by Rawk Phenom. Presented by Daillspot.com,The Noise Academy,51 Buckingham
This month on October 16, it's an honor to have Trek Life, a veteran MC, on Timeless Records. BP & Odds will be performing new songs from their upcoming album, The Medium, which features El Da Sensei and Insight. It drops on October 16,2009. We also have L. Scatterbrain, a veteran of Foundation Funkollective. Hailing from Covina, Poetik Prophets will also be in attendance dropping gems off of several of their releases.
All of these artists have been very active on the Los Angeles Hiphop scene for a long time . Doors open at 9pm. Upon admission, we are suggesting a $5 donation. So come on down to Character's Sports Bar in Pomona and enjoy some dope Hiphop!
9PM 21+ $5 Suggested Donation 276 E 1st. St. Pomona, CA 91766
BP & Odds
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Check the two recently released videos from Basicali, "I Choose You" and "Nobody Cares." Dude is madd cool and has been making moves in LA over the last year. Both videos are very entertaining with the use of the Apple Store in "Nobody Cares" and the sign spinning in the "I Choose You."
Peep the new Mayer Hawthorne video for "Green Eyed Love." This song is on Hawthorne's latest release, A Strange Arrangement. The video was directed by Mazik Saevitz. There is also a link below to download the track.
Mayer Download Here: Hawthorne-Green Eyed Love (Classix Remix)
Today is Coach John Wooden's 99th birthday. The Hall of Fame coach is known to many as the greatest basketball coach of all time. Wooden was the first to be enshrined in the Hall as both a player and coach. Only two others have achieved such a feat. As coach of UCLA, he won 10 NCAA championships in 12 years.
Wooden is a master motivator and is just as popular as a public speaker. He has always been very gracious and humble. Below is Coach Wooden's famous Pyramid of Success. It has been used not only for the structure of sports teams, but also for highly successful businesses.
This is one trippy ass video from The Chemikillz, which is the collaborative effort from LA MC AWOL One and producer Mascaria. The song, "The Pulse" is featured on their album Eggs of Blood. This video takes it back to Swamp Thing! Check it!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Here is an excerpt:
Through hard work, determination, and a focus that hails from the playgrounds, Clyde Harvey Weems, has earned his stripes on the concrete. Although born in Akron (Ohio), he has been raised as a product of the tough city of Richmond (California).
At 32 years old, he shares his experiences from college to a coast-to-coast journey that puts the rags to riches success stories to shame.
Weems moved from Ohio at the age of six years old when his great-grandfather died in Richmond, CA, and his mother decided to help Clyde’s grandmother. She also felt that it was time for a better opportunity for Clyde, noting that Ohio did not have much to offer.Read the rest Here
Earlier this year Swim Team MC Sahtyre released this video for his song J-O-B. It was produced by Oh Boy Films is in the Venice Film Festival this Saturday under consideration for best music video. This joint is featured on Sahtyre's debut solo release, High Saht. Peep it!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Los Angeles' own People Under The Stairs are back with a hot new video. They've always been a throwback to the old school boom bap Hiphop, and this joint is no exception. It was directed by Chris Zamoscianyk and Thes One.Special effects were done by Ryan Fitzgerald.
Here's the description of the video on Youtube:
In March of 1980 two young rappers from los angeles appeared on the "Chikara Kurahashi Hit Station" variety show in Tokyo. It was the first time rap music had ever been performed in Asia and here is the lost tape of that performance. Enjoy this lost performance transferred from Beta - People Under The Stairs "Trippin' at the Disco