Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Roots - How I Got Over (Music Video)

I love the fact that they made Black Thought the focus of the video. Sometimes he needs to get a little star treatment. Song's ridiculous, btw!

V.V. Brown Interview With SoulCulture T.V.

This past spring Ivory Dome introduced you to VV Brown and so I figured I should pass along this little interview she did with SoulCulture TV.

In this interview, talks to Universal-signed British chanteuse VV Brown as she speaks about the importance of Artist Development, turning down a Bad Boy record deal from P Diddy, recording in grimy studios of East London and gives an exclusive acapella performance of her new single, "Shark In The Water."

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Goodbye, Clear Channel! Hello, Crowdsourcing . . . Kinda?

According to,'s reach will go beyond the internet and be coming to a terrestrial radio station near you . . . hopefully.

CBS Interactive Group is turning the music service into a broadcast radio station. Starting Oct. 5, the station will be multicast on CBS's high-definition radio channels in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco-as well as streamed on CBS Radio's website-as a programmed channel.'s user-generated weekly charts will inform the playlist, with live performances and interviews mixed throughout. The top-played songs on the digital music service are compiled into weekly charts, which are also influenced by songs that show the greatest gains in the week as well.
Radio personality Sat Bisla will host the station's flagship program " Discovers," featuring popular music and artist interviews. Seth Neiman, digital content manager for CBS Interactive, will serve as program director.
CBS Interactive Music Group president David Goodman said the company hopes the channel will attract new users to the HD Radio format.
Although it's only going to be launched in four markets  (KITS-FM: 105.3 HD3 in San Francisco, WWFS-FM: 102.7 HD2 in New York, KCBS-FM: 93.1 HD2 in Los Angeles, & WXRT-FM: 93.1 HD3 in Chicago) you will still be able to listen to it through

With the stations being in HD Radio, it might make the Zune HD that much more attractive.

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P.S. Crowdsourcing - the act of taking tasks traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people or community in the form of an open call.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hulu's Effort To Be More Social

Hulu is introducing Watch Now, which is a Facebook app that allows users to streaming content on Facebook as soon as it is posted to Hulu. 

  • You can post real-time updates as you watch, sharing them with your friends and others.
  • Facebook events for the show premieres, so you can plan a time to watch online with other fans
  • You can also RSVP for upcoming events for other shows by following the event links from their Hulu: Watch Now app pages.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Salena Barnes Speed Paints The Cool Kids

For more of Ms. Barnes' work: Salena Barnes on Myspace

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

J.Period & K'Naan: The Messengers (Deluxe Edition)

Earlier this month I posted their 3 part mixtape series (Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3), but now they have decided to release a deluxe edition:

J.Period & K'NAAN present their final offering: The Messengers (Deluxe Edition), a long-play version of their epic trilogy, including previously unreleased bonus tracks and selected 12" singles. Taking hip hop fans on an unprecedented journey into the legacies of Fela Kuti, Bob Marley and Bob Dylan, The Messengers has racked up over 85,000 downloads/plays in only a few short weeks online, making this mixtape a bonafide phenomenon. The Messengers is already being called “one of the year’s best albums or mixtapes” by top hip hop journalists, including

Bonus Content:

The Great Depression (Dylan Tribute)
Take A Minute [J.Period Fela Remix]
Tom Thumb's Blues [J.Period Dylan Remix]
Don't Think Twice [Messengers Remix]
Stir It Up [Messengers Remix]
Got My Dream [Messengers Remix]

*** If you've already downloaded the mixtapes as I've posted them, then you can just cop the Bonus Songs.

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Monday, September 21, 2009


NNEKA has been on my musical rotation for over four years, another myspace discovery, she's reached greater heights, especially with the release of her compilation album To And Fro. The 3 CD set has new tracks and songs from her first album, Victim Of Truth and her sophomore album, No Longer At Ease.  She's a native Nigerian, honing her craft in Denmark and has developed a sound that touches on; self realization, consciousness and change, drawing inspiration from social and political conditions in Nigeria. Her lyrics can venture into preachy but she pulls it off with the help of dub/Hip-Hop/afro sounds. Digg tracks like Heartbeat and The Uncomfortable Truth.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

DJ Premier Talks Street Hop & Dream Cyphers

If you have talked to me about hip-hop or followed this blog to any degree, you know that I consider Primo the embodiment of hip-hop. What Jordan is to basketball he is to production! I make no effort to hide my Man Crush for him. Anyway I stumbled across this interview in which he discusses Street Hop, his upcoming collaboration with Royce Da 5'9" as well as a cypher with Mos Def, Eminem, Black Thought & Royce Da 5'9" and more!

Thanks to John Public & Kevin Nottingham

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Joe "You Lie!" Wilson Seem A Little Shook

The Republican, South Carolina Rep. who got mighty gully (Do the kids still say, "gully"?) during the President's speech by calling him a liar on national television doesn't seem to be dealing with the fall out anywhere near as bravely. According to Black Web 2.0 the internet response clogged the series of tubes known as the internetS. Joey even surpassed America's love of thick chicks.

It appears that the backlash has taken a bit of a toll on him. I hope he doesn't make his living through public speaking.