Sunday, May 30, 2010

Music Video: Quiz ft. Kboy and Conflict "Aint Goin Nowhere"


Check the new music video from Quiz of Blu Division for the joint, "Ain't Goin Nowhere," featuring Kboy and Conflict. It's off his new album, Pass or Fail, which drops on May 31,2010. This is a West Coast banger. The video was directed by Charles Bronson. Peep it!

Music Download-DJ Buddy Mini Mix #83: Basicali "All Day"

Recently the homey DJ Buddy put together a dope mini mix of the homey Basicali's joints from his latest release, "All Day, " which drops on July 1st. Click the link below to download.


Download Here: DJ Buddy-Basicali All Day Mini Mix

UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest Popping Off!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Da Ill Spot Featured On Breakbeats & Rhymes Radio Tonight!

I will be on Breakbeats and Rhymes Radio tonight with Rebels To The Grain on 90.7 KPFK FM. It airs from 2-4am. So for all of ya'll getting out of the club, tune in! The interview should commence around 2:15 yo!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Music Video + Download: Eternia & Moss - At Last feat. Termanology & Reef The Lost Cauze


Check the latest music video from Eternia & Moss for the joint "At Last." It's a straight banger, assisted by Termanology and Reef The Lost Cauze. It's featured on the new album of the same title, which will be released on June 29, 2010. Also below is a link to download the track.
 



Download Here: Eternia & Moss- At Last feat. Termanology & Reef The Lost Cauze

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Red Bull Big Tune Head To Head Producer Battle Tonight : DJ Premier vs Nottz!

Red Bull Big Tune gets up and sets down in Angel City for another year of beat making mastery, with 12 of LA's top up and coming producers in the scene to prove who has the biggest sound in town.

Plus Featured Producer Battle between:
DJ Premier & Nottz

Hosted by:
Vitamin D
J. Moore

On the Wheels:
DV ONE


ENTRY:
- ALL AGES
- $5 Donation to Local Hip Hop Programs @ the Door - This year, all proceeds will go to purchase hip hop production equipment to be made available to after school program students at the Accelerated School, a LAUSD Charter School.

BACKGROUND:
The Red Bull Big Tune program has been a longstanding, respected platform for up-and-coming music producers to gain national exposure, collaborate with well-known artists and make solid connections that could catapult one’s career.

This spring, Red Bull Big Tune hits the road again hosting qualifying battles in Austin, TX; Philadelphia, PA; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO; Seattle, WA; Minneapolis, MN; St. Louis, MO; Ann Arbor/Detroit, MI; and Virginia Beach, VA.

Each battle will feature 12 producers vying for audience votes. The top two producers from each qualifying competition will advance to the national finals at METRO in Chicago this fall. Interested producers can apply online beginning April 1, 2010 at www.redbullbigtune.com.

Go to http://www.redbullbigtune.com for more information.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Music Video: American Poets 2099 - Murderous feat. C-Rayz Walz..Directed by Charles Bronson

 Peep the music video for "Murderous" by So Cal crew American Poets 2099, assisted by C-Rayz Walz. The homey Charles Bronson directed and edited this video at Amoeba Records. This joint is featured on their recently released self-titled album.

Da Ill Spot Feature on DJ Buddy TV Tonight!


Check your boy out tonight on DJ Buddy TV. I'll be doing a quick interview going down at 9pm PST for a feature on what I've got going on. Also, in the house will be Rebels To The Grain and BP & Odds. They will each do a joint or two! It's gonna be fresh yo!

Video: Supernatural Rock The Bells 2010 Lineup Freestyle

Just as he did last year, Supernat was on hand to announce the lineup for Rock The Bells in the form of a freestyle this past Monday at the Key Club. Peep it!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Music Download: Rebels To The Grain- There's Something In The Seeds LP


The homies Rebels To The Grain have recently made their debut LP, There's Something In The Seeds, available for free download.It's a really dope album and you should take advantage of it! Click the link below to download!


Stream/Download Here: Rebels To The Grain- There's Something In The Seeds


Rock The Bells 2010 Lineup Announced!

Performing classic albums in their entirety will be Wu-Tang Clan, Common, Rakim, KRS-One, and Slick Rick. Boots Riley and Tom Morello will be performing as Street Sweeper Social Club, bringing a rock element to the show.

And after a dope Paid Dues performance, Murs and 9th Wonder will be back to rock it again. One of the hottest acts right now, Wiz Khalifa will be in the house along with The Clipse. I've always liked The Clipse, so I'm excited to see them.

It's also dope to see that some of the illest spitters, Immortal Technique and Brother Ali will be gracing the stage again. And one collabo that I'm really excited about is Ill Bill and DJ Muggs. That should be straight fire! Supernatural is a staple on Rock The Bells just like Murs is, so that's no surprise.

The tour has been slimmed down to only four cities this year. Dates and locations are listed below. Be sure to visit the website for info on tickets.


Los Angeles, CA
Saturday August 21, 2010
NOS Events Center

San Francisco, CA
Sunday August 22, 2010
Shoreline Amphiheatre
 
New York, NY
 Saturday August 28, 2010
Governer's Island
 
Washington, DC
Sunday August 29, 2010
Merriweather Post Pavilion

Monday, May 24, 2010

Racket Magazine Presents: Tech N9Ne + Ice Cube

The homies Gabe & Dennis on behalf of Racket Magazine had a really dope and funny interview with Tech N9ne and his artists Krizz Kaliko and Kutt Calhoun at Paid Dues 2010.  As far as the Ice Cube interview they expected to get, it turned out to just be a press conference in which Gabe was able to get out one silly question that Cube wasn't too excited about. Check it!
 

Rock The Bells 2010 Launch Party Tonight!


Going down at the Key Club tonight will be the Rock The Bells 2010 Launch Party! There will be a press conference at 8pm in which the lineup will be announced, and doors will be open to the public at 9pm.

Tickets are $20 and still available at Ticketfly. You should be able to get in at the door as well if you arrive early.

Many of the announced performers will be in the house to drop a quick set!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Music Video: Good Will- Little Man

This is a really dope and creative video for the joint "Little Man" by Good Will ,bringing us that "thrift shop Hiphop." He is also known as Gabe from the video duo Original Knockoff. Check it!

Music Video: KP- Everyday Thing


Peep the new video from Cali bred MC, KP for the joint "Everyday Thing." Homey is holding it down LA but orginally from the Bay Area. This joint is featured on KP's album, Life is Real, Music is Entertainment.

Video: Cali Famous Tour Freestyle

Check out this dope freestyle from the homies that recently wrapped up the Cali Famous Tour. This was captured in San Diego, and it's featuring an ill cypher consisting of Trek Life, Hawdwerk, Richard Wright aka Rich For A Reason, Basicali, and Real Jay Wallace. Bigups to DJ Buddy for the post. Word!

Cali Famous Tour Freestyle 1 from DJ Buddy on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Video- Racket Magazine Presents: Afro Classics + Freestyle Fellowship


Check the videos of my peeps Gabe and Dennis from Original Knockoff speaking with Afro Classics and Freestyle Fellowship at the 2010 Paid Dues Festival on behalf of Racket Magazine. The interview with Afro Classics is straight comedy and Freestyle Fellowship gives Racket a sick ass drop! Stay tuned for more interviews from Paid Dues to come!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Music Video: LCD Soundsystem- Bye Bye Bayou


Peep the new video from LCD Soundsystem for the joint, "Bye Bye Bayou," off their brand new album, This Is Happening.

LCD Soundsystem - Bye Bye Bayou (HD)

lcd soundsystem | MySpace Music Videos

Gear: Bloodbath Beater Shades + Classic Tee

Peep Bloodbath's fresh beater shades, which are made to last. Best to order your pair quick, because there were only 100 made! They're going for $10. Also, check out the classic t-shirt, which will be available for order soon. Word!

Da ILL Spot Going Down Tonight!!




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Music Download: LDonthecut - "Road Work Instrumental EP"

The homey LD just released a brand new joint, the Road Work Instrumental EP. He is one of the hardest working cats in the game yo! This mixtape features 8 dope beats by LD! Click the link below to download it for free.



Download Here: LDonthecut - Road Work Instrumental EP 


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Music Video: Mykestro- "Over"


Peep the brand new video from up and coming West Coast MC, Mykestro for the joint, "Over." It was directed by Dah Dah. This is a nice joint. Mykestro definitely has a unique flow and the video is pretty ill. Check it!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Canibus Rocking The Crazy Horse Tonight!

Tonight Canibus will be in the city of West Covina at the Crazy Horse. I'm not a big fan of the venue, but I'm friends with one of the promoters from Bridge City Sounds, so I might go check the show out. Also in the house to open up for Canibus will be some homies of mine, Avi The Most Ill and Audio Assassins.

Music Video: Noa James - He's Coming


Peep the new music video from the homey Noa James. It's for the joint "He's Coming," which is featured on his new album, Beautiful Darkness. This is a dope joint, and the album is sick! Check it!

Video: "We Are LeBron"..a corny attempt to keep LeBron James in Cleveland


Wow! The Cleveland natives are going bonkers right now! Check out their parody of "We Are The World." Lots of horrible off key singing and corny faces. I give an A for effort, but this is just pathetic.  I personally don't see him coming back, and I don't think this video helps one bit. We shall see though

We Are LeBron Video - Watch more Funny Videos

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Free Kutmah Sketchbook Sessions Tonight

Going down at the Verdugo Bar tonight will be one a few benefits for Kutmah, who is in need of funds to help fight deportation. All funds go to Kutmah. You can also donate to Free Kutmah.

A Couple of Dope Reflection Eternal Events in LA Tonight!

Today marks the official release of Reflection Eternal's 2nd album, Revolutions Per Minute. They will be at Fat Beats LA at 5pm today, and then later that night at the Blu Monkey Lounge. Best to arrive early to get a good view at Fat Beats, and if interested in attending the release party at Blu Monkey, RSVP asap to rsvpbubblegum@gmail.com.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Music Video: Ivan Ives- Wedding Funeral

Peep the latest music video from the homey Ivan Ives for the joint, "Wedding Funeral." This video is in continuance of his "First Of The Month" project, in which he is releasing a music video on the first of every month this year. Ives also directed and edited the video. It was shot by Michael Norquest. Click the link below for a 99 cent download.

Happy Belated Birthday Stevie Wonder!


I'm a few days late on this, but I must touch on the birthdate of my favorite singer. Stevie Wonder turned 60 on last Thursday, May 13. Honestly, I thought Stevie was a bit older than that. He's still got many more years to bless us with quality music! Check some of my favorite Stevie joints below.


Friday, May 14, 2010

MySpace Music & Guerilla Union Present Rock the Bells Tour 2010 Launch Party


On Monday, May 24 Guerilla Union will announce the lineup to Rock The Bells 2010. It will be going down at the Key Club from 9-11pm.
 
Several of the artists on the lineup will be in the house for special live performances!

The first 50 people to email hiptix@myspacemusic.com or tweet @myspacehiphop a link to their MySpace profile with myspace.com/rockthebells and myspace.com/hiphop in their top friends will win FREE entry for them and one guest!


All entrants must be local to Los Angeles.

To purchase tickets visit: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/9673

$20.00

All Ages

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Music Video: Hawdwerk & Jansport J- "Ride" feat. The God Sincere


The young homies from my hometown of West Covina, Hawdwerk & Jansport J, have just released their first music video for the joint "Ride." I was hoping to be a part of this video, but after a couple of posteponements due to the weather, it ended up going down during Coachella weekend. But word, looks like it was a fun time. Peep it!

Afro Classics, MC Prototype, and More Rockin Session A Tonight!

Tonight Afro Classics will be rocking the Session A stage at Cal Poly Pomona. Also MC Prototype and DJ Nickyboi, Diamond District, Curtiss King, and Instrument will be in the house! It's free for students and $5 for non-students, going from 6-10pm.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Music Download: Ivan Ives- Victory feat. Vast Aire


Check the joint "Victory" from the homey Ivan Ives, featuring Vast Aire. It was released in 2008 off the album, The Iconoclast. There is also a link below to download it. Word!


Download Here: Ivan Ives- Victory feat. Vast Aire

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Free Kutmah!

Justin "Kutmah" McNulty was born in the UK to an Egyptian mother and Scottish father. He moved to the US with his mother when he was 12 years old. They immediately applied for residency to keep them from being sent to Egypt. As a British citizen the court ruled that he would be able to live in the UK which in their eyes wasn't such a bad place. They denied their application.

Kutmah and his Mom returned to court to plead their case 14 years ago when Kutmah was 20. They were again denied a green card and
were urged to sign a document stating they would voluntary leave the US.

On Wednesday morning, May 5th armed agents entered Kutmah's house and detained him. He was brought to a facility in downtown LA where
he was interrogated. On Thursday he was moved to New Mexico. We need to show how important Kutmah is to the LA and US community.
Please write a letter and spread the word!

Please customize the letter below and send it ASAP to
Gaby Hernandez: gaby5hernandez@gmail.com






LETTER TEMPLATE
To Whom it May Concern:

Justin McNulty is a highly talented artist, DJ and music producer who is a beloved member of the Los Angeles creative community. 

For well over a decade he has devoted his substantial skills to the betterment of our community through positive, artistic actions. 


Mr. McNulty has selflessly donated his time and exceptional talents to numerous charitable and non-profit causes. He has garnered
worldwide acclaim through these efforts based in the United States.

Mr. McNulty’s individual community arts service is a testament to modern philanthropy. 

 In an age when institutional funding is slim
he has taken personal action to better our country by inspiring its citizens through progressive cultural outreach.

I fully support Justin McNulty’s right to stay in the United States and urge your positive and swift action in this matter. His deportation
would be a devastating loss to Los Angeles and the American arts.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

The Undersigned



SIGN THE PETITION!
 


INFO@FREEKUTMAH.COM

Monday, May 10, 2010

Gear: Bloodbath X Guru/GangStarr



The homies over at Bloodbath just dropped a Guru / Gang Starr tribute tee in commemoration of the passing of Guru. The front features a rendition of the original Gang Starr logo with a subtle Bloodbath touch. (Check the letters and breaking chains) The back features the words: "In Memory Of " - the title of the last track off the Moment of Truth album.

A portion of the proceeds will go to Guru's family directly.
Much love and respect to GURU (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal) Rest in Power (July 17, 1961 - April 19, 2010)