Thursday, June 30, 2011

Music Download: L. Scatterbrain - The All Vinyl Mixtape Vol. 1


Now this is banging! The homey L. Scatterbrain recently released the All Vinyl Mixtape Vol. 1, presented by Beat Swap Meet and mixed by DJ Marvski. It features appearances from Abstract Rude,VerBs, Ellay Khule, Open Mike Eagle, Oddsequence, Numerous Components, and Lyraflip. Click below to stream and for free download!

Music Video: Noa James - Humble Power feat. Faye Valentine


Check the official video for Noa James' "Humble Power" featuring Faye Valentine. It's featured on his latest EP, Intelligent, Elegant, Elephant: Humble Power, and was produced by Brook Beats. The video was directed By The Dean and BrickToYaFace.com.Come check this duo out at Da Ill Spot on July 15!

Music Video: Curtiss King - That's How My Day's Goin


Peep the new music video from the homey Curtiss King for "That's How My Day's Goin" produced by Jynxx. It's featured on his upcoming EP, DIY, presented by Ashley Outrageous.

Music Download: Jean Grae- Cookies or Comas


Peep the recently released mixtape from Jean Grae, Cookies Or Comas, on Blacksmith Records. It's hosted by DJ Drama (A Gangsta Grillz Special Edition).It includes features Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Styles P, Royce Da 5' 9, and DJ Boogie Blind. Be on the lookout for Jean's full length album, Cake Or Death, dropping this fall. Click below for free download!


Track Listing:
1) Casebasket
2) R.I.P. (featuring Styles P and Talib Kweli)
3) Imagine
4) I Rock On
5) Uh Oh (from Talib Kweli's Gutter Rainbows)
6) Live Up (featuring Talib Kweli)
7) Assassins (from Pharoahe Monch's W.A.R. featuring Royce Da 5'9")
8) Jeannie Rules
9) Blame Game
10) Killing 'Em feat. Pharoahe Monch
11) You Don't Like It (featuring scratches by Boogie Blind)

Music Video: JNatural - They Want Sex (Remix) feat. Medusa


Last night I was able to catch the screening of JNatural's short film, Desire. Prior to the screening, her new video for "They Want Sex" (Remix) came on featuring Medusa. The regular version is featured on JNatural's new LP, Love Is On Hiatus. This remix can be found on the Dopamine Mixtape, available for free download. The song was produced by MisMasked and the video was directed by What310. Check the cameo from my homey and favorite barber, Snagneto. You can get your wig fixed by him at Artform Studio! Peep the video below.

JNATURAL FEAT. MEDUSA - THEY WANT SEX from WHAT310 on Vimeo.

Music Video: Luck-One - Sounds Of My City (prod. By Chi Duly)






















Check the new music video from  Portland, OR bred MC, Luck-One, for his joint, "Sounds Of My City." It was produced by Chi Duly and is featured on his  debut full length release, True Theory.

Having actually been homeless , Luck depicts this ordeal in the video,  "while guiding the viewer on a trip through the city of Portland."

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Music Video: Krazy Race - Do U feat. Sick Jacken and Smokey Rob of Gutterframe


Check the new music video from Krazy Race for "Do U" featuring Sick Jacken and Smokey Rob of Gutterframe. It's featured on his new album, Chronicles of a Krazy Race. The song was produced by The Ringleader DJ Ace. The video was directed by Krazy Race and filmed by Mads The Hated, Krazy Race & Dark King Media.

Music Download: Destruct - Raw Sh*t feat. Seven Day


Check the latest ill joint from the homey Destruct. "Raw Sh*t" also features the homies Seven Day on vocals and production. Click below to stream and for free download.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Music Video: Open Mike Eagle - Bright Green Light


Peep the new music video from Open Mike Eagle for the joint "Bright Green Light," which was produced by B-Bop and is featured on his new LP on Hellfyre Records, Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes. The video was directed by What310 and features appearances from Hellfyre club members, Nocando, Sahtyre, and others.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Music Video: Blakface- Spudd Webb feat. Poetik Force + Anquility


My 626 bretheren Blakface have recently released their 2nd and 3rd videos off of their latest project, Blaktastic Vol.2 "In Loving Memory Of.."(Dilla Joints), which is available for free download on their bandcamp page. Check em below. Also be on the lookout for their next project with Sean Wyze and Poetik Force, Asiatic Rhythms.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Music Video: Childish Gambino- Freaks & Geeks


About a month ago I had a meeting at The Music Box in Hollywood about promoting some events up there. Well, upon arrival, there was a huge line for Donald Glover + Childish Gambino. Up until this point, I had no idea who that was. I also never heard of the MC, Childish Gambino until I heard the Rock The Bells lineup. Well, I've just realized that they are the same person.

Having achieved notoriety as a actor and writer for television, he is now building his music career. Check the video below for "Freaks & Geeks," which was released earlier this year. It's featured on his self-titled EP. He will be on all 4 legs of this year's Rock The Bells tour. I like his energy. Be sure to check him out if you'll be at RTB!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Video: Namek & Arkyve- There & Back EPK


The homies Namek and Arkyve have been making moves, along with their whole Chamber Records crew.
Check their EPK, which was filmed and edited by Charley Royce and features beats by Rokem.
Addional footage was shot by Steve Mayorga (Film Junkie Prodcutions) and Johnny Eckholdt. Still photos were shot by Steve Mayorga, Kaili Korpal, and Oscar "Big O" Huicochea

Music Video: Curtiss King - 21Sev7n


Peep the new music video from the homey Curtiss King for his joint "21Sev7n," featured on his upcoming EP, DIY, presented by Black Cloud Music x Ashley Outrageous. The video was directed by Curtiss King (How2bfamous) and Finess The Great aka The Dean. Curtiss King also did the editing.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Music Video: Rad Omen- Rad Anthem


Wow...peep this video from electronic group Rad Omen for the joint, "Rad Anthem." It was well directed by Nicholaus Goosen and features your favorite fast food characters getting smashed and having a wild night out on the town. This is one of the freshest video I've seen in a while! Be sure to check out their site more quality material.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Music Download: E​.super - Remix the World


Check this dope remix EP from Los Angles beat crew, E.super.  They remixed tracks from the likes of Nosaj Thing, Gonja Sufi, GaslampKiller, Free The Robots, 50 cent, Arcade fire, Franz Ferdinand, dead prez, Intuition and many more. Click below for free download!

Rocky Rivera- Popkiller Mixtape + Slick Talk Music Video


Yesterday I just came across Rocky Rivera, a sick female MC out of the Bay Area repping for Beat Rock Music. Rocky is madd raw! Her new mixtape, Popkiller features 13 tracks several guest appearances and was executive produced by Fatgums and K. De Leon. Click below to download for free! Also check the new video for her joint "Slick Talk."

Video: The Art of Chuck D


Peep this video of Public Enemy's Chuck D breaking down the historic art piece he recently released, entitled By The Time I Got To Arizona. It is limited to 300 canvases, sized at 60" x 33", all numbered and signed by Chuck D, and includes certificate of authenticity.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Music Video: Has-Lo- Limit


Check the recently released video from Mello Music Group artist Has-Lo for his joint "Limit." It's featured on his latest LP, In Case I Don't Make It, which is really dope! The video was directed by Antonio Battle for Culture Film Worx.

Music Video: Express Fresh- Outside


Peep the dope new video from the homey Express Fresh for the joint "Outside." It was shot, edited, and directed by Eye Level Pictures. Be on the lookout for a new full length release from Express later this year.

Music Video: DJ Swamp - Vinyl Disciple



Check the new video from DJ Swamp for "Vinyl Disciple." It's featured on the album of the same title. This was an unplanned video. The wind just happened to pick up and take the videos along the canal.  It was spontaneouly shot by Devin Dilmore while he and Swamp were setting up to film stills.

Music Video: Pharoahe Monch - Black Hand Side feat. Styles P & Phonte


Peep the new music video from Pharoahe Monch for the ill cut, "Black Hand Side," featuring a verse from Styles P and Phonte on the hook. The video was well done with a very dope concept. You can find this joint on Pharoahe's latest LP, W.A.R., which is the illest album I've heard all year!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

LA Beat Swap Meet Today!


Beat Swap Meet returns to Los Angeles..

SUNDAY AFTER-NOON - June 12, 2011

Over 40 Invited Collectors & Dealers Buy Sell & Trade Records recovered from all over the world: Blues, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Punk, Reggae, Rock, Soul & World 12" & 45 RECORDS.

12noon-6pm

What better way to spend your Sunday afternoon than digging through some records while sipping on a brew?

Beat Swap Meet Friends & Family,
share rare selections from their record collections..
Abel, AC The PD, Analog, Charlie Rock, Chikaramanga, Clenz Roc, C-Los, Counterstryke, Danny Holloway, Early Worm, Ervin Arana, Frane, Frank(e), Gabe Real, Glenn Red, Jawa, Jim, Kidragon, Kid Riz, Kiwamu Omae, Listen Recovery Crew, Question, Frane, Laroj, Renmin, Two Step Lou, Raichous, Rick Wren, 671, & Val.


The Producer Invite:
- ASPECT ONE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgeZjYF-jtM)
- DELMOS WADE of Warchurch (www.delmoswade.com)
- ELUSIVE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6mvcCzi2og)
- E.SUPER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTaNX_ukkEg)
- MASCARIA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai85H7DYoOk)
- RADIUS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKwuZaehyJw)

Simple Rules: All Hardware, No Laptop's, No CD's, Full Setup on Stage.

Beat Swap Meet #14 also features..
- Turntable Repair by our onsite Dr. - DJ Abel aka The Table Guy.. that's right, bring your broken turntable, watch it go home fixed.
- Scratch Session open to any one, hosted by DJ Jawa
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LufefxFF0ic&feature=related)
- Resident Chef & Zulu, DJ Mighty Junebugg & her Rapper's Delight crew!
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yieoZKlqxQ)
- Resident Barber, MC & Producer, Snagneto. Get your wig fixed at BSM.
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzjmTiXhgf8)
- BSM Founder, utmos of Battle Monkeys, presents "Based On A Crew Story" B-boy & B-girl crew battle.
(http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111604548925723)
- 5 Music Areas, ALL VINYL.
- Over 80 Vendors specializing in: Records, Street-Wear, Hand-made Apparel & Accessories, & Music-related Art.


Beat Swap Meet takes place inside, outside, and all around the Grandstar Jazz Club in the historic Chinatown district of Downtown Los Angeles. Bar is available for those over the age of 21, however we do encourage Casual Drinking since BSM is an All Ages event. Entrance fee is Free w/ the Donation of 1 Canned Good. Canned proceeds are donated to the homeless communities of Los Angeles County. Please be sure to bring a canned good for donation.

Entrance:
Free w/ Canned Good

For vending info:
Beatswapmeet@gmail.com
(714) 404-7568

Get involved:
utmos@beatswapmeet.com

WWW.BEATSWAPMEET.COM
(http://vimeo.com/23783133)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Spring Gathering Festival Set Times!


Tomorrow is Dr. Greenthumb, Tommy Chong, and Snoop Dogg's Spring Gathering Festival in San Bernardino, presented by Guerilla Union and Weedmaps. Below are the set times as well as the meet and greet schedule for VIP attendees. The festival goes from 12PM-12AM. Tickets are still available. Cick here!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Rock The Bells Festival Additions + 2011 Trailer


Yesterday Rock The Bells announced a few more additions. Common will be performing his 2005 album Be. DOOM (hopefully the real one) will be rocking, and Killah Priest will be gracing the 36 Chambers stage. Also the late ODB's son, Boy Jones, has been added as a host and it was confirmed that Erykah Badu will be performing her 1st album, Baduizm.

One thing that irks everyone is that not every act will be on every date, but it will be dope in every location regardless. Peep the trailer below!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Music Video: Bad Meets Evil (Eminem + Royce Da 5'9) - Fastlane


Check the first music video from Bad Meets Evil, the duo formed by Eminem and Royce Da 5'9, for "Fast Lane." This joint is fire and the video is ill! Their new  EP, Hell: The Sequel, will be dropping on June 14, 2011 on Shady/Interscope Records.

Music Video: Blakface- In Memory Of.. feat. Sean Wyze


Check the recently released video from Blakface for "In Memory Of.." featuring Sean Wyze, which is the lead single off their 3rd project, Blaktastic Vol.2 "In Loving Memory Of" , a tribute album for J-Dilla. The video was filmed by Matthew Elder and Directed by Blakface and Poetik Force.

Spring Gathering Ticket Giveaway!


This Saturday, June 11 is the 2nd Annual Spring Gathering Festival in San Bernardino, CA, brought to you by Guerilla Union. It's featuring Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Collie Buddz, Stephen Marley, Dilated Peoples, Travis Barker w/Mixmaster Mike, Los Rakas, and Tha Dogg Pound. In addition to the music, it is also medical marijuana expo with a legal consumption area included for certified medical patients.

I am raffling off one pair of tickets to the show. All you have to do is "Like" the  Facebook page and mention on the Wall that you want Spring Gathering tickets! On Friday at 8PM PST I will announce the winner. Good luck!

Music Video: Josiah Deadflowers & Spok Beats - R U AWAKE feat. Destruct, Arkyve & Namek

The homies from Chamber Records stay on the grind yo. Peep the new video from Josiah Deadflowers and Spok Beats for their joint "R U AWAKE," featuring Destruct, Arkyve, and Namek. This is a dope video that was directed and edited by Ivan Canevaro, whom is also an excellent photographer. Josiah and Spok will be releasing a new album soon entitled Conscious State of Mind.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Music Download: Riddlore- Heartless + What You Needing



Check some recent joints from Project Blowed OG Riddlore on the dubstep tip. Below is "Hearless," which is available for free download and "What You Need," which has already reached it's free download limit. These joints are pretty fresh!
Heartless by riddlore
  What u needing by riddlore

Monday, June 6, 2011

Music Video: Delta 9 MC's - Army


Check the new music video from the homies, Delta 9 MC's for the joint "Army." It's the lead single off their upcoming self titled album, set to release this Summer. These guys put on a live show. Be sure to check them out if you see their name on a flyer! The video was directed by Original Rudeboy Films.

Music Download: General Monks (Planet Asia + Tristate) - Each Step Becomes Elevated LP


Check the recently released LP from General Monks, the duo formed by Gold Chain Military MC's Planet Asia and Tristate. Each Step Becomes Elevated is presented by Wandering Worx Entertainment and sponsored by ESBE clothing.

It includes features from Ras Kass, Montage One, Phil Da Agony, Krondon, Killer Ben, Killa Kali, Styliztik Jones, and Rogue Venom as well as production from Evidence, Rel!g!on, Josh The Goon, Jansport J, Twizthebeatpro, Lee Bannon, DJ Woool and Asterix



Click below for free download!

Download: General Monks (Planet Asia + Tristate) - Each Step Becomes Elevated



Music Video: Dregs One- Wake Up


Check the new video from Bay Area MC, Dregs One for his joint "Wake Up." It's featured on his recently released mixtape, The Wakeup Call. The video was shot, directed, and edited by LeftLane.

According to Dregs, the video is "an attempt to get people to start thinking consciously about what's going on in the world and in their own lives. It shows real life people dealing with materialism, lack of motivation and concern with world affairs, media brainwashing, and the pressure we feel from society to fit in."

Check it below!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Gel Roc- Beatutiful Tragedy Album Sampler


On June 14 West Coast MC Gel Roc will be releasing his upcoming LP, Beautiful Tragedy on Abolano Records. The album was produced entirely by Xczircles of Escape Artists and turntable work and scratches were done by DJ Drez. Beautiful Tragedy features sixteen tracks with guest appearances from Abstract Rude, Aceyalone, Awol One, Ecid, Mestizo, Open Mike Eagle, and many more. Click below to hear a preview of the album!
  Gel Roc "Beautiful Tragedy" Music Sampler by Abolano Records

Music Download: Oddissee - Better Late + Indian Summer


A few days ago Oddisee recently two banging tracks for free download, "Better Late" and "Indian Summer." These joints are featured on his new release, Odd Season. Click below to download the tracks, or even better, download the album for $7.99!


VIdeo: EDC Vegas 2011 Trailer


This year marks the 15th anniversary of Electric Daisy Carnival,presented by Insomniac Events. However, this year the usual Los Angeles show will be moving over to Las Vegas from Friday June 24 to Sunday, June 26.

This is sure to be the craziest EDC yet. The festival hours are from 8pm-7am, which is nuts! There will be six stages of world-class music, and a forest of full-sized carnival rides against the vast backdrop of the glittering desert sky.

Single day tickets for Friday and Saturday are sold out, but you can still purchase Sunday tickets or a 3 day pass. Check the video below and get hyped!

Friday, June 3, 2011

R.I.P. Jonas Bevacqua


Rest in peace to Jonas Bevacqua, co-founder of LRG clothing, who passed away earlier this week at the young age of 33. Bevacqua and his partner, Robert Wright, founded LRG (Lifted Research Group) in 1999 and built it into a multi-million dollar business. LRG also opened up doors for many other street wear brands to shine.

They appealed to many big name Hiphop artists and were carried by the most popular of retailers. At this time the cause of Bevacqua's death is undetermined, but this was definitely a huge shock. Many prayers go out to the family Bevacqua left behind: his fiancé, his son, seven siblings and his mother and father, and countless others.

Music Video: Curtiss King- My Time feat. Finess The Great


Peep the new video from the Black Cloud homey Curtiss King for his joint "My Time" featuring Finess The Great. This video was shot while the crew was out for a show in Las Vegas. This is the 6th video from Curtiss's latest LP, Jetpack on E. It was directed by The Dean x How2befamous.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Video: Poetik Force - Not Your Average EPK

 

Check the new 2 part EPK from the homey Poetik Force entitled "Not Your Average EPK," featuring appearances from BlakFace and Sean Wyze. It was filmed in Las Vegas by Matthew Elder. This EPK is in anticipation of his upcoming EP, Elevens, which will be released this Summer. 

Coachella 2012 Going 2 Weekends!


This Monday Goldenvoice made a huge announcement about Coachella 2012. They have decided to produce the same identical lineup for two weekends in a row!

"That means same lineup, same art, same place, different people." So if you can't get tickets for the first weekend, then you have a chance for the following weekend. The dates for Coachella 2012 are April 13-15 and April 20-22. 

Tickets also go on sale much sooner as well, with a very generous option for a payment plan. This Friday, June 3rd, 2011, at 10am PST tickets will go on sale until Friday June 10th, 2011, at 10pm PST. The Coachella Payment Plan offers 10% down and 8 equal monthly payments.  The price of three-day passe is $269 plus fees for the sixth consecutive year.

This is something that's unheard of! I could just imagine how much effort it's gonna take getting a few hundred artists to agree on the same schedules for two consecutive weekends!