Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Peep this dope video of two really talented artists, SuperB and Shane Romero. Shane is on the poetry while SuperB is on guitar and the hook. It's well directed by Young & Direct Entertainment. You can usually catch them doing their thing on 1st and 3rd Monday nights in Pomona at Urbane Culture, which is a dope open mic spot hosted by SuperB and MC Prototype.
"Untitled" SuperB feat. Shane Romero from Young & Direct Entertainment on Vimeo.
Today the debut full length album for Free The Robots was released. Ctrl Alt Delete is on Alpha Pup Records. Check the promo videos below. Also, check their site for their record release parties this week. Tomorrow will be at Low End Theory and Thursday is at The Crosby. They will also e making an appearance on Station 23 this Saturday. If it weren't for the Paid Dues Festival, I'd definitely be there!
Free The Robots "Ctrl Alt Delete" Promo Video #4 from Alpha Pup on Vimeo.
Free The Robots "Ctrl Alt Delete" Promo Video #2 from Alpha Pup on Vimeo.
Check the latest music video from Strong Arm Steady for the joint "Best of Times" featuring Phonte of Little Brother. It's off the latest collaborative album with Madlib, In Search of Stoney Jackson. Dope song and dope video, directed by Henry DeMaio.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Peep the track below from Prodigy Of Mobb Deep. He talks to Big Twin Gambino from state prison and goes in on a few enemies. Producers Sid Roams took the rhymes P spit over the phone and dropped a dope beat to go with them. Prodigy takes shots at Saigon, Kanye West, Mariah Carey & Nas.
Also he speaks on his G-Unit affiliation being strong as 50 Cent has visited him in prison and he's talked to Tony Yayo, as well Cormega coming to see him & LL Cool J's plans to do so. The QB MC also spits knowledge about the prison system
I remember seeing Jeru rip it, Blackstar's record release party, Eminem as an opener for Killah Priest, Big Pun and Goodie Mob, Wu-Tang, and many more! Peep the video below displaying some of the old Unity flyers.
I'm not really too big on the vinyl toy scene, but it's a very popular market right now. And Kidrobot is one of the most popular of vinyl toy distributors. They recently released a limited edition De La Soul set, and I am dying to get my hands on of these! They are in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of De La's debut album, 3 Feet High & Rising. They each come with distinguishing accessories and are packaged in "futuristic space travel boxes." There are only 1,000 sets in existence, retailing at $50.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Check the brand new video from West Coast MC, Kapital J, for the joint "Homegrown," which was produced by K-Dence. It's the lead single off his upcoming mixtape, of the same title, Homegrown. It drops on 4/20/2010.
A couple of days ago Washington Wizards All-Star guard Gilbert Arenas, who pleaded guilty to a single felony count of possessing a gun without a license, avoided jail time. Prosecutors pushed for a 3 month sentence, however, he was sentenced to 30 days in a halfway house and two years of supervised probation.In addition to those terms, Arenas, will also be required to serve 400 hours of community service, donate $5,000 to a victims of violent crimes fund and register as a gun offender in Washington.
It was confirmed yesterday by Wizards President Ernie Grunfield that Arenas will be back with the team next year. He's still under contract, and owed $80 over the next four years. Hopefully Arenas will have no more issues and redeem himself as one of the bright stars of the NBA.
This is a dope set of videos filmed in 2006 that document the West Coast Hiphop crew, Native Guns, formed by MCs, Bambu and Kiwi, and DJ Phatrick. These videos are well done and narrated by Bambu, explaining how the group came to be and the struggles they went through. As of right now, the members of the group are all embarking on solo careers. Bambu recently released the EP, Paper Cuts, which has been getting alot of love. Check his site for tour dates. Kiwi is also actively touring as well, and Phatrick is active in production and putting out mixtapes. As of right now, Native Guns are no longer a group. It's up in the air whether or not they will do anything in the future.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
This joint was released a couple of years ago by Cadalack Ron, but it's the first time I've heard it or seen the video. This joint is straight raw and gritty. This joint is all about pain, addiction, and strife. Ron has been through some tough times, but states that "Hiphop saved my life." Peep it!
Friday, March 26, 2010
Da Ill Spot, The Noise Academy, and Urban Poets Crew Present:
Da Ill Spot 16 Man MC Battle
March 26, 2010
Hosted by MC Prototype
Going down at:
370 S. Thomas St.
$5 entry, free for competitors.
No walk-ups, all competitors must pre-register
Calling all battle MCs!
This will be an old school MC Battle where you written raps are accepted, and MCs have to rock over a
beat and bring the heat!
There will be a cash prize for the winner and gear for 2nd place!
Please contact email@example.com for consideration
Featuring Peformances by:
Prophets of Sound
Thursday, March 25, 2010
This is a pretty dope video from So Cal MC Ivan Ives. The song is pretty cool as well. It's the first single off of his "First Of The Month" project - in which he will release a new single on the first of every month for the duration of 2010.
The video for "All My Life" was done entirely using a plethora of stop motion photography techniques. The point of the video, besides to provide an entertaining companion to the song, was to explore a variety of stop motion methods and tie them all together using the words of the song, often being represented by Scrabble letters.
I will post the February and March videos shortly. It was directed, shot, and edited by Ivan Ives. Animation help came from David Gemmill, and graffiti was done by Fear One.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
My peeps over at Funk Volume are hosting a rap contest in which they provide the beats and the hottest MC to spit a verse will win $500.
Here are all of the details:
1. Download one of the featured contest beats
2. Record a song/video using the beat you selected
3. Post your entry to YouTube
4. Submit entry form on Funk Volume
5. Tell your fans, family, and friends to vote when the voting begins
Ultimately Funk Volume will select winner, but artists must have received at least 50 votes to be eligible to win. The winning artist will receive $500 cash, and the option to join Funk Volume.
In addition to the winning artist, we will also select up to 10 additional artists to feature on a single song with Hopsin, SwizZz, and Cryptic Wisdom.
The contest is great exposure for everyone that gets involved, so please forward the information to any and all artists that think they can spit.
CHECK OUT THE PROMO VIDEO BELOW!!!
Turn it up,
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Peep the last four videos of Marco Polo and Ruste Juxx's video series for the mixtape, The eXXecution. The same dude has been getting tortured throughout each video. See how it all comes down to an end! Check out Duck Down's Youtube to watch all of the videos. Also at the bottom of this post is a link to download the mixtape. Cop it..it's fire!
Download Here: Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx- The eXXecution
Mos Def - "History" (ft. Talib Kweli) from Downtown Music on Vimeo.
Hot off the presses is the brand new Reflection Eternal video for "Strangers" featuring Bun B. This is a dope fast rhyming, bouncy, heavy on the horns track yo! I would bump this in the whip in a hot sec! Check it! The new album, Revolutions Per Minute is set to drop in May!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Two weeks before the Paid Dues Festival, Murs and 9th Wonder are getting ready to bless us with a new album, Fornever, which drops on April 13. Check the video for the first single below. Word!
For the first time in our nation's history, Congress has passed comprehensive health care reform. America waited a hundred years and fought for decades to reach this moment. Tonight, thanks to you, we are finally here.
Consider the staggering scope of what you have just accomplished:
Because of you, every American will finally be guaranteed high quality, affordable health care coverage.
Every American will be covered under the toughest patient protections in history. Arbitrary premium hikes, insurance cancellations, and discrimination against pre-existing conditions will now be gone forever.
And we'll finally start reducing the cost of care -- creating millions of jobs, preventing families and businesses from plunging into bankruptcy, and removing over a trillion dollars of debt from the backs of our children.
But the victory that matters most tonight goes beyond the laws and far past the numbers.
It is the peace of mind enjoyed by every American, no longer one injury or illness away from catastrophe.
It is the workers and entrepreneurs who are now freed to pursue their slice of the American dream without fear of losing coverage or facing a crippling bill.
And it is the immeasurable joy of families in every part of this great nation, living happier, healthier lives together because they can finally receive the vital care they need.
This is what change looks like.
My gratitude tonight is profound. I am thankful for those in past generations whose heroic efforts brought this great goal within reach for our times. I am thankful for the members of Congress whose months of effort and brave votes made it possible to take this final step. But most of all, I am thankful for you.
This day is not the end of this journey. Much hard work remains, and we have a solemn responsibility to do it right. But we can face that work together with the confidence of those who have moved mountains.
Our journey began three years ago, driven by a shared belief that fundamental change is indeed still possible. We have worked hard together every day since to deliver on that belief.
We have shared moments of tremendous hope, and we've faced setbacks and doubt. We have all been forced to ask if our politics had simply become too polarized and too short-sighted to meet the pressing challenges of our time. This struggle became a test of whether the American people could still rally together when the cause was right -- and actually create the change we believe in.
Tonight, thanks to your mighty efforts, the answer is indisputable: Yes we can.
President Barack Obama
The homey Trek Life has joined forces with producer J. Bizness of Irregular Instrumentals for a super fresh 10 track EP, Rhymes Within Reason. Special vocal appearances are made by Oddisee,Wyann Vaughn, Richard Wright, Mykestro, Ragen Fykes, and Mic Holden. Tommy Blak, DJ Buddy, LD, and DJ Jbr05ki contribute cuts on the album. Click below to stream and download.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
This is a pretty funny video of DJ Babu and many of LA Hiphop's finest coming thru to visit, kick it, and of course, smoke! Peep it!
Check the joint, "Stack On" by Rogue Venom and Butta Rico. It's the 2nd release off their upcoming mixtape, Bars & Stripes, which is dropping on March 26th. I've heard it already, and it's nutting but bangers on there yo! Click the link below to download.
Download Here: Rogue Venom & Butta Rico- Stack On
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Legendary Japanese Hiphop producer and DJ Jun Sena aka Nujabes was confirmed dead earlier today. Apparently he passed away on February 26 in Tokyo after a very serious car accident, however, it was just released to the press today. One crazy incident on the same day was Japan's 7.3 magnitude earthquake. Dude was one heck of a musician yo...He was 36 years old.
Peep the latest Marco Polo and Ruste Juxx promo videos dropped this week. Be on the lookout soon for videos 10-13! The album, The eXXecution, will be drop on March 23rd.
As expected, Michael Jordan was announced as the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. Jordan's $275 million purchase of the club from Bob Johnson was approved by the rest of the league's owners yesterday. Johnson was the first black majority owner in the NBA. Now Jordan is the second as well as the first former player to outright own a team. He called it a dream come true. The Bobcats have been in existence for 6 years and are having their best season yet. They're in good contention to make the playoffs and have a good coach in Larry Brown. However, there is still a long way to go, but Jordan is up for the task. Props to MJ and good luck!
Peep the latest music video from AWOL One and Ecid's collabo release, AWOL One and Ecid Are... The song, "Staring Death in The Bulls Eye" featuring Gel Roc is a straight banger and this is a pretty ill video. Check it!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The homey EQ is one of the most talented cats around yo. He's ill on the rhymes and the beats. Check out his EPK. Be on the lookout for his upcoming album, Out The Ashtray of LA.
Last night at MC Prototype's open mic, Urbane Culture, I saw this crew, the Corner Poets rip the joint that's in this video. Check out their Youtube channel for more upcoming videos.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
In anticipation of the upcoming album with Duck Down, The eXXecution, Marco Polo and Ruste Juxx have recorded 13 short videos. Marco's beats are ridiculous and Ruste is one heck of a lyricist. Dubbed 13 Days...13 Freestyles...13 Videos, the count is up to 5 right now. The album drops on March 23. Check em out!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
"Earthmovers" is the 1st single from B. Dolan's new album, Fallen House, Sunken City on Strange Famous Records produced entirely by Alias. To find out more about this album and the upcoming tour.
B. Dolan is about to hit Europe before he tours the US and Canada with Sage Francis in the months of May and June.
This video was directed by Kyle Harbaugh. DP: Hanuman Brown-Eagle. Editor/FX: Scott Reece. Album info, tour info, artist info and all other details are available at Strange Famous.
Friday, March 12, 2010
RARE FORM from Isaiah Toothtaker on Vimeo.
Peep the Acrylick Spring 2010 collection, with Jacewon featured on the cover. Also, check the behind the scenes video of the photo shoot below. It took place at Fat Beats on Melrose. Some lovely models are featured as well as Jacewon and the the homey Dibia$e.
The Social Trust: Acrylick Spring 2010 from The Social Trust on Vimeo.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Two dope up and coming MCs out of LA, Rogue Venom and Butta Rico, have a hot mixtape dropping soon. Just recently released is the first single, "Sum Bout Mary" off the Bars & Stripes mixtape. Click the link below to download it. This joint is fresh yo!
Download Here: Rogue Venom & Butta Rico- "Sum Bout Mary"