Friday, December 31, 2010

Sean Price Reviews Black Swan

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Moe Green Sits Down With Bosse Media

Earlier this year I posted the Vallejo, Ca emcee's mixtape, Rocky Maivia: Non Title Match. Get to know him a little better.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ralphy Boy - Hear Me, Feel Me Mixtape

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Stalley - Hercules (Audio & Music Video)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Nas & Cookin' Soul - The Lost Tapes 1.5 Mixtape


Music Reviews In A Minute: Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday [Deluxe Edition]

Nicki Minaj reminds me a lot of Eminem, whether it's the different voices and inflections that she utilizes, the energy or the funny punchlines.  Sadly, she's a little too much like Eminem with her first project.  Pink Friday is an incredibily ordinary album from an extraordinary talent.  Nicki's debut suffers from trying too hard to be pop.  She's built enough of a buzz before the album ever dropped so to try so hard for mainstream success is a bit of a mystery as well as crippled the album.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Free Calling In Gmail Extended Through 2011

Earlier this year Google rolled out the ability to make phone calls in Gmail. To help get the ball rolling they made domestic and calls to Canada free for the rest of 2010.  They've now decided to extend it to through all of 2011.

If you are interested in giving it a try or learning more about it, check out:

Info courtesy of The Official Gmail Blog.

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Another Evening With 8thlight (Elzhi Edition)

I got to see a master at work last night.  Elzhi is in that rarefied space occupied by technically brilliant artists like Eminem or Black Thought of The Roots.  These are men who have worked on their craft like few seem to.

I hope you enjoyed some of the footage. I damn sure enjoyed taking it.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Rapsody - Return Of The B-Girl Mixtape

01. Intro [Prod. by 9th Wonder]
02. 1983 [Prod. by Kash]
03. Win [Prod. by Amp] (Featuring Rah Digga)
04. I'm Ready [Prod. by DJ Premier] (Featuring Heather Victoria)
05. Blankin’ Out [Prod. by 9th Wonder] (Featuring Mac Miller)
06. Cherry On Top [Prod. by 9th Wonder]
07. Little Things [Prod. by 9th Wonder] (Featuring Phil Ade)
08. Return of the B-Girl (Mara Jade) [Prod. by Khrysis]
09. Love Tonight [Prod. by Eric G] (Featuring Sundown of Actual Proof)
10. U Sparklin' [Prod. by 9th Wonder]
11. Make It After All [Prod. by 9th Wonder]
12. U Make Me Say [Prod. by 9th Wonder] (Featuring Heather Victoria)
13. Hoop Dreams To Rap Dreams [Prod. by E. Jones] (Featuring King Mez & Skyzoo)
14. No More Trouble [Prod. by 9th Wonder](Featuring Enigma, HaLo & Sean Boog)
15. Cipher Kid [Prod. by 9th Wonder] (Featuring Big Remo)
16. Angel [Prod. by 9th Wonder] (Featuring Laws)
17. Young Black With A Gift [Prod. by 9th Wonder] (Featuring Big Daddy Kane)
18. Little Things (Remix) [Prod. by 9th Wonder] (Featuring Thee Tom Hardy & Heather Victoria)
19. Honda Accord (Remix) [Prod. by 9th Wonder] (Featuring Skyzoo & Thee Tom Hardy)
20. My Melo My Man (Melo Anthony) [Prod. by 9th Wonder] (Featuring TP)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Story Of A Tribe Called Quest (Movie Trailer)

Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Story of A Tribe Called Quest is a documentary film directed by Michael Rapaport about one of music’s most influential and groundbreaking pioneers in hip hop.  The story is told by the members themselves as they reunite after two years during the 2008 Rock the Bells tour to deliver sold out performances.  On the tour they re-discover that their own personal differences may overpower their love for the group, countless, hard-core fans, and its ability to survive the pressures of fame, the record industry, and simply pursuing other interests in life.  Rapaport, himself a hard core Tribe fan from the first album, panics when Q-Tip tells him “this could be the last show” after mounting tension erupted at the event in San Francisco.  Thus, begins a journey to go back and appreciate the huge contributions made by Tribe to the “whole structure of hip hop” as stated by Amir from The Roots, one of the many artists in the film influenced by Tribe’s unique sampling and layering of obscure jazz loops mixed with hip hop beats, as well as their playful but clever lyrics.  Chronicles told of songs like “Scenario” and “Check The Rhime” paint a vivid picture of what it was like coming up in Queens as young folks living and breathing hip hop in the early nineties.

A New York native, Rapaport’s lifelong, genuine love for hip hop helps achieve intimate, all access interviews and cinema verite style filmmaking over the course of the 8 months of filming.  Rarely heard stories told by New York’s legendary DJ Red Alert, Native Tongues members like Monie Love, the Jungle Brothers, Busta Rhymes, and De La Soul bring an intimacy to the days when young artists discovered the freedom of artistic intelligence, being who they wanted to be and refusing the box of gangster rap and negative stereotypes.  Other voices in the film include the Beastie Boys, Kanye West and Pharrell.  Serendipitously, Rapaport’s film brings forth a conversation for members of the group to deal with the trials and tribulations they have faced over the years.  As Q-Tip receives critical acclaim for his latest album, Phife is recovering from a kidney transplant and coaching youth basketball, Ali Shaheed is producing hit records and dj’ing across the country, and Jarobi plans to open a restaurant in Atlanta.  The idea of getting back together and going on tour reminds everyone why Rock the Bells was an exception—only it’s the fans who are left thirsty for more.  And this is nowhere more evident than in Rapaport himself whose die-hard love and respect for Tribe Called Quest is revealed in every part of this journey.


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