Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Check this dope compilation of some of LA's finest on the beats. Neckbreakers is curated by Anodyne Electric Company. It features hot tracks from Ravage Beats 2010, Foniks, dirRaid, Kid Static, and more. Click below to stream and support with a $5 purchase. Also, check the video trailer out!
The Red Bull Culture Clash is gonna be one dope event! It goes down this Thursday in Downtown LA at Exchange LA. Four LA based, but internationally known and well-respected music collectives will participate and battle to be named winner by the crowd. The collectives will be Dim Mak, Dub Club, SMOG and Stones Throw. Peep the teaser video below.
Peep this video of Xzibit talking about his relationship with AWOL One and how he came about executive producing Awol One and Factor's super dope album, Owl Hours. Be on the lookout for AWOL and Factor's next album, Landmark.
Peep the official trailer for Together As One 2010/2011 New Years Eve partying put on by Insomniac and Go Ventures. It's popping off at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. This dance festival draws huge crowds each year and will easily top the 30,000 mark with the likes of Laiback Luke, Major Lazer, Rusko, Jack Beats and many more world renown DJs. Click their link for ticket info.
Please join us tonight for a really special event. Da Ill Spot Live Beat Battle and Toy Drive will feature 6 talented beat makers competing for bragging rights and a few dope prizes. Also Beautiful Kalimari and Nu3tron will be putting on some dope performances!
The event is hosted by MC Prototype and DJ Kenwould will be spinning in between sets.
It all goes down tonight at Aladdin Jr. 2 in Pomona, located at 296 2nd. St. It's open to all ages and is $5 to get in. Also, please bring a toy for children less fortunate. Donations will go to the David & Margaret Home in La Verne!
Big ups to our gracious sponsors:
Beat Swap Meet
Mike Gao's Vocal Beater
This is a dope video of Los Angeles graff artist Vyal One getting up in the LA Arts District. Big ups to Graffhead for the capture. He contributed to a huge wall that I was a collabo project between many talented artists.
Monday, November 29, 2010
It's dope to see half of the Visionaries back together on a project. LMNO, KeyKool & 2Mex recently released the album, Blessing in Disguise, produced entirely by KeyKool. Peep the music video for the joint "Hiatus." This joint is bangin!
The album features Evidence of Dilated Peoples, Kev Brown, yU of Diamond District and LD. It is available digitally, and in the limited edition LMNO x LRG 10 Pack, which includes 10 new LMNO albums in 2010.
The young homey Logic has been grinding hard yo, as well as his producer for this track, Curtiss King. "Hate It When My Bic's Dry" is a joint about lighters going out at the wrong time. Anyone who smokes can relate to that. Click the link below to stream and download for free.
Check the latest Michael Jordan commercial in which he issues a response to LeBron James' "What Should I Do?" comercial. MJ went in on this one! Peep it.
Check the latest music video from Kendrick Lamar for the joint, "Michael Jordan" featuring School Boy Q off his latest mixtape, O.D. on Top Dawg Music. The video was directed by Fredo Tovar for APlusFilmz.
Just released was the entertaining short film from Killer Mike aka Mike Bigga, Ghetto Extraordinary. It's presented by Breilhaus Entertainment and Jokes Films. Be on the lookout for the brand new album from Killer Mike entitled PL3DGE in early 2011 from Grind Time / Grand Hustle.
Peep the new music video from Rashaan Ahmad of Crown City Rockers for "Beautiful Ugly" off his new album, For What You've Lost. The track is produced by Headnodic and features Adam Theis on trombone. The video was shot in Paris, France.
This is an older track by Los Angeles beat maker ERAS that he recently made available for free download. It was originally used as an off color and smart remix for "Go Girl" by Pitbull, but ERAS realized that it sounds better as an instrumental. Click below to stream and for free download.
PRIZMS AND PATTERNS by ERAS
Peep the new and very funny music video for "Shotgun" by Copywrite. It's featured on his latest album, Life and Times of Peter Nelson on Man Bites Dog Records. The song was produced by Dank and the video was directed by Sean G.
According to the record label, "Shotgun" represents for better or worse a new hybrid of music that Copywrite has been exploring. Copy who is a huge Kurt Cobain fan and also can identify which the tragic nature of Kurt Cobain's death. The song also mirrored Kurt's relationship with Courtney and past relationships Copy had been through. I myself like the song and also like the fact that Copywrite is never scared to take risks."
Check the latest music video from Kali for the joints "Faded" featuring Termanology, which was produced by ATG and Woostar. It is featured on his upcoming mixtape,Timeless, hosted by Clinton Sparks. Click the link below the video to download the track.
Download: Kali-Faded feat. Termanology
Amor Jones entitled "Sound Check." It's off his highly anticipated album, The Wake Up Show, which will be dropping soon. This joint was produced by Half-Centric. On this track Jones talks about his plans to be the next Russell Simmons. Click the link below to download.
Download: Amor Jones- Sound Check
Download: Amor Jones- Sound Check
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Peep the latest video from the homey Jizzm High Definition for the joint "Walk With Me, " the newest single off his Timeless LP on Illasophic Records scheduled for release on December 7th 2010. This track is produced by Omega One who is also working with Jizzm on his upcoming Lp, MegaDEF. The video was produced and edited by Isuppose for Isuppose Productions.
Click the link below the video to download "Speed of Mind," the ultimate posse cut featuring 10 beats in one with assistance from Styliztik Jones, Abstract Rude, Born Allah, Supernatural, Neb Luv, NGAFSH, Akil, Rifleman, Medusa, Black Silver, Mainflow, Riddlore?, AWOL One, Otherwize, and Mykill Miers.
01 SPEED OF MIND "The Ultimate Posse Cut" Jizzm High Def ft. Various Artists by Jizzm
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Check this recently released music video from up and coming West Coast MC out of West Covina, Malathion of Chamber Records, C.O.L.A. Crew, and Mind Control Squad. The joint "Lucifer" remix was produced by DJ Paul of Three Six Mafia. My boy Uri Ruffin did the cinematography for the video and it was directed by: Charley Joyce. Dude has a nice flow. Peep it!
Friday, November 26, 2010
This is the dope new music video from Blu for "GNG BNG" off his upcoming album, No York. It was produced by Flying Lotus and the video was directed by Ruff Mercy.
Check the just released Black Friday mixtape from Jay Rock, courtesy of Top Dawg Entertainment and Strange Music. It features assistance from Big Scoob, Kendrick Lamar, Spider Loc, Ab-Soul, and more. There's some real hot joints on here yo! Jay Rock's debut full length album, Follow Me Home, is slated for an early 2011 release. Click the link below for free download.
Download: Jay Rock-Black Friday
Peep the first music video from Poetik Force off his debut album, The Mary Jane Project. "The Rush" features Blakface (FunkLogik & Kaleem"Sincere"Wasif) and Avi The Most Ill. The joint was produced by UK resident Josh G the Jazz Kat. The video was directed by Mai Shafik and shot by DRG films. This joint is also featured on Blakface's first mixtape, Blaktastic Vol.1 and on Avi's Sheesh project.
Just released today is the mixtape from the homegirl Nejma Shea, Walkin Lyke War Vol. 1: Street Version. It features 18 tracks of hardcore Hiphop at its finest, with cameos from Krazy Race, Guerilla X, Fawksie 1, and Nejma's comrade Taina Guerrera, whom Nejma dedicated this project to. Guerrera is currently locked up. Nejma Shea is a really powerful and inspirational MC. Click the link below to stream and for free download. It's well worth it!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Check this dope cypher between Machina Muerte affiliates Mestizo, Isaiah Toothtaker, and Cadalack Ron. They filmed this at Isaiah's tattoo parlor, Staring Without Caring, in Tuscon, Arizona
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Its that time of year again when the LA and So.Cal underground come together for one special night. This is the people's party so we ask everyone to do their part and forward this invite to your friends. "One of us is not as strong as all of us" DJ DUSK
12th Annual THANKS GIVENDS Benefit
Annual fundraiser benefiting organization that help promote arts programs for disadvantaged youth in our community
...Fusicology - Walk Talkin - Root Down -Soul Sessions - StonesThrow - Universal Rhythm - I n I Sound - Nitty Gritty LA - Boombox - Mekanic - Art Don’t Sleep - Box Music - Do Over - Sonido - KCRW - Spirit LA - Flavorpill - Mochilla - Step up - Media - Anda - JuJu - PowerofthePeople Culture - Power Tools - Stay Gold - Afro Funke - Descarga - Soul People - Ladies First - Footlong Development - Anything Fresh - Strictly Social - BluEvents - Rhythm Section - Zulu Nation - A-Marketing - Beat Junkies - Flock Shop - Bach Marketing - Quintessential PR - Jazzercise - Boss Bean - MC Studio Art - Pitch Blend Media - Deeper Shades of House - The Bridge - Soul Children - Station 23 - Vibes & Stuff Radio - Devil’s Pie - Transit Events - Garth Trinidad - Nance.Arte - Soy Fashionista - RK Entertainment - Nu Soul Mag - The Hydrilla - Grooveline - Oh Snap Studios - Archrival - Bodega - Mashibeats - Chicharon Adventures - The Noise Academy - Alternative Source LA - theLIFT - ACPAC West - DTLA Tonight - HVW8 - Funky Sole
3 Dj Areas including the all 45's basement party
Peanut Butter Wolf • Dj Muro (japan) • Mark De Clive-Lowe
Scott K • Music Man Miles • Raul Campos • The Remitch
Michelle Q • Sloe Poke • Inka One • Wyatt Case
Lars Behrenroth • Brazilia • Mza • Destroyer • Plann.B
Al Jackson • Seven 57 • 671 • J-Twist • Shortstack
Concise • Soluz • David Enzo • Ben Diggin • Ervin Arana
Baby Bubba • B-Nasty • Raichous • Anthony Valadez
Eric Coleman • Gerry Meraz • Gazoo • Hapa • Jeremy Sole • Glenn Red • Expo • Cee Brown • Danny Holloway
E Reece • KG Superstar • Jimetta Rose
Oh’ Snap Studios
Mar Vista Family Center & Peace 4 Kids/Watts Boys&Girls Club Arts
@ 740 Club Seven Forty
753 S. Spring St (corner of 8th-downtown-enter alley)
9-3am | 21 w/id | $10 suggested donation
About the Organizations:
Mar Vista Family Center
The mission is to provide low-income families with quality preschool education, youth enrichment, and educational tools to create positive change in their lives and in their communities. Every program adheres to the basic premise that it is critical to empower children, teens and adults to play vital and responsible roles – as decision makers, community leaders, mentors, classroom volunteers, and fundraisers – at MVFC.
Peace4Kids.org/The Watts Boys and Girls Club
Provides programs and services for foster and at-risk youth from ages 5-18, and after emancipation until age 24. Peace4Kids is truly on the front lines in addressing the needs of foster and at-risk youth in the South Los Angeles neighborhoods of Watts,
Willowbrook and Compton. They create a strong foundation
through programs focused on creative expression and life
skills, allowing our kids to discover their unique voice and
limitless potential for success.
Peep this funny video of The Grouch and DJ Snuggles promoting his upcoming annual tour, How The Grouch Stole Christmas, featuring Brother Ali, Eligh, and Los Rakas. It starts in two weeks. Check the flyer for your local listings.
Peep the latest music video from up and coming West Coast spitter Jay Rock for "Diary of A Broke Nigga" featuring Kendrick Lamar and Giddy. It's featured on his upcoming mixtape, Black Friday, which drops this coming Black Friday, November 26, 2010. The video was directed by Fredo Tovar and Scott Fleishman of APLUSFILMZ.
Peep the videos for "Woman At Work" and "Ginsu Knives" from Psalm One off her project, Woman At Work Vol. 3. Also, click the link below the videos to stream the album and then support with a super reasonable download for $1. Word!
I just came across this cat Shade Cobain. and his recently released instrumental album, Anti-Love Theory. Cobain describes the album as "a story of a person who always believes in love, but never recieves the love the he/she gives. Within the story, it tells the search, the pain, the hate, and NOW acceptance of love. I hope you can see yourself thru the music and realize not a single one of us can LIVE without LOVE."
All songs produced, mixed, and recorded by Shade Cobain except #9, which was co-produced by JillzWorth. The album art was done by iNanz. It was executive produced by JillzWorth.
Check the latest joint from E-Reece, "Fly-Hi Remix" by Beat Ventriloquists. The original version can be found on his latest LP, Concrete Steppin'. Click the links below to download the new track and to stream the album, which can be purchased on iTunes.
Download: E-Reece- Fly Hi (Beat Ventriloquists Remix)
This is the official EPK for MC Futuristic in promotiong of his upcoming EP, Stairways. It was documented and edited by the Photo Roadies. There has yet to be an official release date, but it will drop sometime early in the first quarter of 2011.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Check the latest offering from the dope live remix band, Keys N Krates, Almost 39 Minutes mixtape. It is one track that runs for 38:42 featuring lots of funky dance remixes and interpolations. Click the link below to stream and download. Free downloads on Soundclick are limited, so jump on it while you can.
ALMOST 39 MINUTES by Keys N Krates
Monday, November 22, 2010
Check the latest music video from People Under The Stairs for the joint "Beer," which is featured on their 7th LP, Carried Away, which dropped about a year ago on one of my favorite labels, OM Records. This is one entertaining video. The duo of Thes One and Double K never fail to have a sense of humor yo. With the La Verne and Shirley intro I was rolling from the jump!
The video was directed by Matt Hobbs and written by PUTS. It was filmed on location in the Odell Brewing Company of Fort Collins Colorado,with live party filmed around the corner from the Fox Theater in Boulder Colorado.
The homey DJ Buddy recently put together this mashup video of Superbad and Kanye West's "Runaway." This joint had me rolling yo! Peep it!
SuperbadRunaway from DJ Buddy on Vimeo.
P-MiXeS *†he D∑LuX∑ ∑di†iøN* was released earlier this year. It is a collection of remixes that P.U.D.G.E. has done over the years. It features 9 songs, such as Kurupt's "Girls All Pause" and Kanye's "Barry Bonds." Click the link below to stream and download for free.
Peep the new music video from the homey P.U.D.G.E. for the joint "Is This What You Want" featuring Chris Clarke. It's featured on P.U.D.G.E.'s latest album I Didn't know!!! You Rap?? The joint was produced by Samiyam.
Copywrite. "Tic Toc" is featured on his recently released LP, The Life And Times of Peter Nelson on Man Bites Dog Records. The song was produced by RJD2 and the video was directed by RML.
I met this brotha Shux Wun in LA shortly before he decided to relocate to Japan. Shux is the founder of Music & Strength TV and has been an avid part of the Hiphop community for many years. Peep this short documentary in which he explains his love for Japanese culture, his contributions to Hiphop, and plans for the future. Shux is a real good dude yo. This doc. was produced by We All Japan.
Check the latest tracks released by the electronic trio Bossasaurus. The tracks "Light Pollution" and "Wasting Time" are from their upcoming EP, Lacerta. It's scheduled to drop on December 1, 2010. Click below to stream and download for free.
Just released is the latest mixtape from the homey Logic entitled Ready For Lift-Off. A few days ago he rocked a dope set at Da Ill Spot and the following day with his OSA crew at Radio Futura in Pomona. This kid is grinding yo. Click the link below to stream and for free download.
This is one long posting, but well worth watching. Concentric Beats is a 2001 documentary film which was written and directed by Valida Carroll, focusing on the US drum'n'bass experience, concentrating mainly on three cities: Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. Besides featuring club and rave footage, the narrative of the film is carried through by over 70 interviews with some of the main protagonists of the drum'n'bass scene in the US as well as abroad.
We listen as DJs, producers, club promoters, record label executives, dub-plate manufacturers, music journalists, and fans all drop knowledge on the history of the US drum'n'bass movement.
It was just made available for free viewing on Youtube. However, you have to click through 11 clips to get through the whole movie. Unfortunately as of right now the hard copy of the movie is out of print, although it can be found on various RAR and download sites through search engines.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Check this very interesting music video for the track "I Gotcha" by Humansuit, which is the collabo project between Mestizo and Isaiah Toothtaker. The joint was produced by Meatogre, and it's featured on the album Yiggy and Muerte Por Vida. The video was directed by Hazard Gibson AKA Bobby Truman and Isaiah Toothtaker.
Check these videos featured of Delta 9 MC's rocking Da Ill Spot. This show went down in October for our 1 year anniversary. This was the official Delta 9 reunion after several years of not rocking. They put on a really dope show and are back in effect!