Wednesday, December 23, 2009

HP Computers are Racist

yet another reason why I still do not fuck w/ PCs lol

Slum Village - Da Night (Viral Short)


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Slum Village Picking Beats for Villa Manifesto Digital EP

Slum Village's T3 picks beats with Barak Records producer Young RJ. Villa Manifesto Digital EP will be out 12.15.09 and will feature some of the late Baatin's final verses before his untimely passing. For more info visit and

Friday, November 20, 2009

DJ Parler Presents Rakim: The Seventh Seal Mixtape

still your favorite rapper's favorite rapper... this mix is official and a great throwback to bump today for you OG hip hop heads

Rakim's new album The Seventh Seal is now available at

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Blakroc x Pharoahe Monch

Blakroc's album Black Friday will feature Mos Def, Q-Tip, RZA, Raekwon, Ludacris, Pharoahe Monch, NOE, Nicole Wray, Billy Danze and the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard on November 27th

Friday, November 13, 2009

Dwayne Wade Tells Anderson Varejao to Quit Life

Slum Village - Dope Man (MP3)

"Dope Man" will be released on the forthcoming Villa Manifesto Digital EP on 12.08.09. Villa Manifesto Digital EP will be an online-only release of several tracks to give Slum Village fans a taste of new material leading into the official Villa Manifesto FULL-LENGTH ALBUM to be released both online and physically in 2010 on Barak Records.

Both releases will feature tracks recorded with Baatin in their reunion prior to his untimely death, and the FULL LENGTH Villa Manifesto album for 2010 is reported to feature tracks as the fully united Slum Village with J DILLA.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

XV feat. Jupiter One - Losing the Signal (MP3)

Fresh Prodeuce-approved... XV is official. New single for the interwebs below. Hoping to get in some work with this talented dude if it's meant to be... we'll see!

Avery Storm "Don't Do It"

check out the video my homie Manny Toro just directed for the kid Avery Storm... some real intense work nice job manny

off of the DJ Green Lantern x Scram Jones x Avery Storm mixtape Category 5 (click to download)


Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Chris Breezy's New Album Cover.. what theeee

wtf is this shit breezy, who framed the terminator graffiti space jam prince? smh... rihanna's gotta be laughing her ass off somewhere right now

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

NEAKO - The Rubix Cube "Blue Edition"

NEAKO, one of the more creative new MC's out there dropped his third installment of his Rubix Cube Series - check out the "Blue Edition" right here by clicking on the cover (my man always got the dope visuals!)



Peep NEAKOMUSIC.COM for updates and more of that dope ishhhhh

Our Fresh Prodeuce Beast of the Beats III Set (VIDEO + AUDIO)

For those of you who missed it, here's footage of our set courtesy of our boy Lindsey @DOQMotorsports - thanks to everyone who made it out and was showing us love that night your support means everything to us... in addition to the video, check out the HQ audio in the player below. Get @ us if ya dig! bigups and good luck to all the producers who showcased that night, there was definitely a lot of heat in the building...

Fresh Prodeuce Beast of the Beats III 2009 Mix [HQ]:

Sunday, November 01, 2009


Catch us at the show TONIGHT - just listened to the mix of our set and it is BANANAS can't wait to play it for y'all!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Neako - They Already Know (VIDEO)

Neako - They Already Know from NEAKO BAILEY on Vimeo

From The Rubix Cube: Blue Edition coming top of November - plug into NEAKOMUSIC.COM for updates and more fly shit

Friday, October 09, 2009

Every Kanye Sample Ever in 10 Minutes

Stop by The Smoking Section for the full transcribed list...

Jared Evan "What I Want" (MP3)

can he out-drake the drakester? sounds pretty official to me...


More Jared Evan:

DOWNLOAD: Feeling Like A Song


DOWNLOAD: Headphones

Royce da 5'9" feat. Busta Rhymes "Dinner Time" (MP3)

Couple days on the late pass for this post but I can't stop listening to this joint. Royce is absolutely bonkers on this track... Street Hop is out 10.20.09 - but when is the next bad meets evil collab with Em going down???


Shouts to Vicarious Music & TSS

Friday, October 02, 2009

When Keeping It Real Goes RIGHT: The Letterman Case

Props to Letterman for airing this sucka out... reminded me of 8 Mile when Rabbit completely flips it on Papa Doc and bodies him in that final battle like "I AM powerful, I DID sleep with my employees! And what!" hahaha

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Beatnick & K-Salaam - Never Can Say Goodbye (FREE LP)

What Beatnick & K-Salaam did with these classic Motown a cappellas from the late great legends in the cover above is pretty damn fresh - saw them perform this live at hiro and it was even more impressive. Marvin Gaye "What's Going On" Remix is definitely my shit right now. Download it and give it that instant add into heavy iTunes rotation.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Yo Gotti "5 Star" featuring Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane & Trina

Here is remix #2 for Yo Gotti's "5 Star Bitch" track. This one features Nicki Minaj instead of Lil Boosie.

Download: Yo Gotti Ft Gucci Mane,Trina & Nicki Minaj-5 Star Bitch (Remix)

"I Was Like Um..."

hottest song out right now. shouts to drew kelley

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Drake feat. Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem "Forever" (VIDEO)

Shouts to OS

And check out the full soundtrack to the LeBron James "More Than A Game" movie streaming in its entirety courtesy of imeem:

More Than A Game

Friday, September 18, 2009

Slaughterhouse '09 Tour Recap

Slaughterhouse is in stores NOW

Camp Lo - Son Of A (VIDEO)

From the combination that brought you Luchini and Black Hollywood, this Ski-produced Camp Lo track is off of their full-album collab Another Heist available 10/20

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Blueprint 3 Outtakes

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

just caught this on twitter from our @iStandard fam and @SlopFunkDust... Hov passed on some FIRE from up and coming producer Alex Goose... check it out at

Please Stop Lil Mama

Monday, September 14, 2009

Kanye West Strikes Again

you think taylor swift got it bad last night...

shouts (and congrats again) to km

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Yo Gotti "5 Star" (Remix) featuring Gucci Mane, Trina & Lil Boosie

As we all know the south tends to change hands quickly - but few can argue that Gotti and Gucci are beatin down the block the hardest at the moment...

Download: Yo Gotti Ft Gucci Mane,Trina & Lil Boosie-5 Star Bitch (Remix) | Link #2

Friday, September 04, 2009

Auto-Tune the News #8: dragons. geese. Michael Vick. (ft. T-Pain)

just when you thought jay put it 6 feet under Auto-Tune the News brings it back (with the official T-Pain co-sign) lol

Monday, August 31, 2009

Jay-Z Rhapsody Commercial

just got back from Japan, so sorry for the long layover y'all - still mad jetlagged :( japan post coming later, need to sort through all the worthy pics/stories

anyway, @asaspadez just flew over this new hova commercial to me - really dope... i just hope the new album is as dope as this commercial and not entirely at the level of all the leaks that have surfaced in the last couple of weeks.. [shrug]

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Michael Vick on 60 Minutes

In case you missed it, here's Michael Vick on 60 Minutes addressing his conviction, prison time, release from jail and eventual comeback with the Philadelphia Eagles

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sultans of Scratch Video Game feat. Fresh Prodeuce + NYC Demo Event

Check out the trailer for the new video game Sultans of Scratch, featuring tracks from us!

Developed and produced by our homie Longshot Diaz

If you're in the NYC area tonight, come out to Gallery Bar on Delancey and Orchard for the NYC Demo of Sultans of Scratch. The fun starts at 6:30 - hit us up @freshprodeuce on twitter if you're comin through!

For more on the game, visit

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Blueprint 3 Cover + Possible Tracklist

Props to the big homie Kevin Nottingham via-Hetal for the cover - check out a possible tracklisting below:

1. What We Talking About (Produced by Kanye West)
2. D.O.A. (Produced by No I.D.)
3. Weigh Me Down Feat. Kid Cudi (Produced by Kanye West)
4. Unforgiven (Produced by Kanye West, Additional Production: MGMT)
5. Run This Town Feat. Rihanna & Kanye West (Produced by Kanye West)
6. Empire State Of Mind Feat. Nas (Produced by Kanye West & No I.D.)
7. When It Comes To This (Produced by Timbaland)
8. Always Feat. Drake (Produced by Kanye West)
9. Scenes From The Past (Produced by No I.D., Co-produced by Kanye West)
10. Everyday A Star Is Born Feat. Mr. Hudson (Produced by Kanye West)
11. Already Home (Produced by Kanye West)
12. Forever Young Feat. Mr. Hudson (Produced by Kanye West)
13. Thank You (Produced by No I.D.)

Bonus Tracks:
14. Sound Of The 70s (Produced by Kanye West)
15. We Made History (Produced by Kanye West)

Thursday, August 06, 2009

METERMAIDS and STYLES P performing at Rock The Block Fest TONIGHT

Check out Fresh P fam Metermaids (Blog / BandCamp) and Styles P performing at TONIGHT's kick-off show for the Rock The Block Fest at SOUTHPAW in Brooklyn... dope lineup for Day 2 also:

Courtney John

Something to cool out to these hot summer days - Courtney John "Lucky Man"

He's having a private listening event tonight in NYC at 3TEN lounge, check it out if you're in the city:

For more on Courtney John, visit:

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Reunited - R.I.P. Baatin (1974 - 2009)

(Photo Credit: Mpozi)

Trying to find solace in the fact that he's probably up in heaven right now, choppin it up in the studio w/ our man J Dilla making incredible music too divine for us to hear. Slum Village's Fantastic Vol. 2 changed me musically in ways I can't even describe. Still to this day, easily one of my favorite albums of all time. Hip-hop is gonna miss your energy and creativity, Baatin - R.I.P...

From the Los Angeles Times:

Baatin, a rapper who co-founded the progressive hip-hop group Slum Village, was found dead Saturday morning in Detroit. He was 35.

Ty Townson, a family friend, confirmed Baatin's death to the Detroit Free Press. Details were not released.

Baatin, who left Slum Village around 2003, had said in interviews over the years that he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and struggled with emotional problems. He embarked on a solo career but reportedly had recently rejoined the group.

Born Titus Glover in 1974, the Detroit native adopted the name Baatin in the 1990s to reflect a newfound spirituality. "Baatin" was "Islamic for 'hidden,' " he once said.

While in high school on Detroit's east side, he started rapping and formed what would eventually be called Slum Village with Jay Dee -- who died in 2006 of complications from lupus -- and T3.

At a nondescript Detroit storefront called the Hip-Hop Shop, the group honed its skills at open-mike nights along with a young Eminem.

Slum Village was "among the best" of the hip-hop groups to come out of Detroit, Soren Baker said in The Times in 2000.

"Where Eminem relies on lyrics full of violence and confrontation, the trio . . . takes a more universal approach," delivering "a balanced, soulful sound and attitude that separates Slum Village from rap's two dominant trends: the glossy glamorization of excess and the hard-core gangster sound," Baker said.

Slum Village's lauded major-label debut, 2000's "Fantastic, Vol. 2," was "widely decreed the torchbearer of progressive hip-hop," and the 2002 follow-up album, "Trinity," reaffirmed that position, reviewer Kris Ex wrote in The Times in 2002.

"Trinity" contained the group's first bona fide radio hit, "Tainted." By then, innovative DJ-producer Jay Dee had largely been replaced by lyricist Elzhi.

Slum Village shunned trends and injected spiritual and social commentary into its work.

"If people could open their minds," Baatin told The Times in 2000, "they could see a broader perspective of hip-hop instead of categorizing it as 95-beats-per-minute, loud snares and muffled samples. . . . It could be anything."

Baatin is survived by a son, Michael Majesty Ellis, 9; a daughter, Aura Grace Glover, 1; his parents, Howard and Grace Glover; and a sister, Tina, all of Detroit, according to the Free Press.

Shakira - She Wolf (VIDEO)

So what if I just posted a Shakira video... though I did LOL at the she-wolf howl - watch first, thank me later...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I.L. - We Don't Sleep (Prod. by Fresh Prodeuce) (MP3)

From the forthcoming ROCKET SCIENCE mixtape, comes our latest Fresh Production with the next up and coming heavy hitter out of ATL - I.L.


CAUSE - In A Daze (MP3)

Our homie cause just dropped his new single "In A Daze" and like the rest of his material, he doesn't disappoint - new album "I AM US" coming soon

BONUS VIDEO - title track for "I AM US":

More CAUSE MP3s:


V-SO Hott - Exploded (MP3)

Fresh Prodeuce fam V-SO Hott has officially dropped his single "Exploded" which in our opinion establishes him as the next songwriter/artist to watch out for and possibly challenge Ne-Yo and The-Dream for their current seats in the world of R&B and Pop music.

Check out the MP3 for "Exploded" HERE and also be sure to support the artist and go get the EP "The Beginning of Us" which features "Exploded" available now on iTunes HERE

For more on V-SO, check out the newly launched website at - check out this exclusive video clip of him tearing shit up in the studio below:

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Paper Route Gangstaz - Keyshia Cole (VIDEO)

Single available NOW on iTUNES ROCKET FUEL EP coming soon!!

Props to OS

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Paper Route Gangstaz - Keyshia Cole


My homie Chris just got his first official product up for sale from Paper Route Gangstaz, who he signed to E1 Music - peep the Fresh Pro-approved single "Keyshia Cole"

Show your support & purchase/review the song on iTunes after listening below kids

Paper Route Gangstaz – Keyshia Cole

Congrats CH & PRGz

Pacquiao v Cotto v Mayweather v Marquez

the next year in boxing is going to be insane with these guys throwing down huge fights in the welterweight/jr welterweight divisions

i think all 4 of these guys should just fight each other at the same time Royal Rumble style

Spotted @ Henny Straight / ESPN

KiD CuDi feat. Kanye West, Common - Make Her Say (Poke Her Face) (VIDEO)

Shouts to OS

Thursday, July 16, 2009

KiD CuDi x Asher Roth x Jim Jones @ Nokia Theater NYC, 07.15 (PHOTOS)

Missed out on 88 Keys and barely caught Asher's last two songs, one of which was a Jim Jones-guest-supported version of "College" which made the crowd filled with college kids go ape shit (ah those were the days, sigh), but soon as Cudi took the stage the show took off straight out the building and into outer space.

Taking a page from Kanye's 2008 Glow-In-The-Dark Tour, Cudi had a pretty amazing stage setup full of fluorescent lights and sports-stadium-bright videos being played behind him. Though I managed expectations for his show, knowing he doesn't yet have an official album out, it really didn't matter in the end as he tore through "Is There Any Love" (sans-Wale), "Embrace The Martian" "Cudi Spazzin," "Make Her Say (I Poke Her Face)," "Mr. Solo Dolo," "Sky Might Fall," and "Man On The Moon," and a few more joints (in no particular order) and closed with a mix of all "Day N Nite" versions (sans-Jim Jones who made an appearance in Asher Roth's previous set). What might have been most impressive is how Cudi absolutely tore the packed house down with no surprise guest appearances - in the end, he really didn't need any. Mr. Solo Dolo killed it.. solo dolo.

Gotta say after seeing Kid Cudi perform live I'm even more of a fan now. Watching him was like watching Kanye's nephew up there - tearing the house down all by his damn self just like Yeezy did for a packed MSG crowd during his tour last year. When Cudi's debut album Man On The Moon: The Guardians drops on August 25th, look for it to be one of those career-defining classic debut albums that'll get him some possible Best New Artist nods. If it wasn't official before, it's super official now - Cudi's the truth.

check out some flicks from the show...

and a flick of Jim Jones with Asher Roth doing "College" - they should all have done a version of Day N Nite to kick off Cudi's set while Jones was in the building... that woulda been dope. 'scuse the blurrage I do believe some wasted douchebag was jumping into my shoulder at this point

Viva La Vicarious

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Slaughterhouse - The One (OFFICIAL DIRECTOR'S CUT VIDEO)

Props to OnSMASH

Cop the single at iTunes HERE

Self-titled Debut Album Available AUGUST 11TH

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

"The Greatest Entertainer That Ever Lived" - Berry Gordy

We'll miss you Michael.

More images HERE courtesy of ABCNews - if you were unable to watch MJ's Memorial Service, try HERE

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Michael Jackson to be Buried Without His Brain + Madonna Tributes The King of Pop

Organ removed as investigators seek clues to star's death

Michael Jackson (pic: Getty)

Michael Jackson will be buried this week– without his brain. As his family tries to finalise details for the King of Pop’s funeral on Tuesday they have been told it will be held back for tests.

They faced the grim choice of waiting up to three weeks for Jackson’s brain to be returned to them or go ahead and bury him without it – which they have decided to do.

Los Angeles Coroner’s spokesman Craig Harvey confirmed that neuropathology tests will be carried out to see if it holds any clues to the exact cause of his death.

But the examination cannot begin until at least two weeks after the death when the brain has hardened sufficiently to slice it open.

Jackson died from a cardiac arrest at his Beverly Hills mansion on June 25 after a suspected overdose of painkillers.

Sources at the coroner’s office revealed that his brain was removed before his body was released to relatives the next day.

A forensic neuropathologist will test Jackson’s brain for, among other things, past drug use and whether he has suffered overdoses in the past.

The brain can also show any past abuse of alcohol or if the deceased had suffered from any one of a number of diseases. The source said that removing the brain is the “only way to carry out the tests”.

“The tissue has to be examined,” he said. “I can’t tell you how long that is going to take.”

One expert explained that the Jackson family could decide to wait and bury the brain with the rest of the body. But it is far more common for the lab to burn the remains once they’ve been examined or for them to be placed into the grave at a later date.

“It’s up to the family. They can bury him and then bury the brain later on,” said Dr Cyril Wecht, a former coroner and one of America’s foremost forensic pathologists.

But he added: “It’s rare for the body to be held back for two weeks or more.”

But Dr Wecht said: “The brain cannot be properly examined at the time of the autopsy. You cannot test it while it is in the body. So it is cut off at the spinal cord and removed.”

The brain would usually be placed in a plastic bucket, suspended in formaldehyde fluid, and put in a refridgerator at 4C to preserve it.

Dr Wecht went on: “People don’t realise how soft the brain is. To do the type of detailed examination required you need to have the brain much harder – and for that you have to wait for at least 10 days to two weeks.”

Dr Wecht, who was not involved in the Jackson autopsies, has reviewed and been consulted on many high-profile deaths, including John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley and Anna Nicole Smith.

“In Los Angeles they have a neuropathologist they work with, and he will be looking at the brain,” he said.

It is cut into sections of less than half-an-inch thick and reviewed first by the naked eye and then through a microscopic. “That all takes 17 to 18 days,” Dr Wecht added in an exclusive interview.

Dr Wecht, who chronicles his career dissecting more than 16,000 bodies in his best- selling memoir A Question Of Murder, added: “In the 47 years I have been doing this I reckon only about one per cent of families say they want the brain back so they can bury it. In most cases it is incinerated.”

The autopsy is expected to show that the 50-year-old singer had drugs in his system when he died.

At various times, he is said to have been taking Demerol and Oxycontin for pain from old back and leg injuries and Diprivan, a hospital anaesthetic, to help him sleep.

- MICHAEL Jackson starred as the Scarecrow in The Wiz, the 1978 musical version of The Wizard of Oz – playing the character without a brain opposite Diana Ross as Dorothy.

BONUS VIDEO - Madonna Pays Tribute to the King Of Pop:

I WAS getting sick of this song...

...until I took the late pass onto this video which premiered back on the second... I'm sure most of you agree that the homegirl Rosa Acosta makes it worth the late post. You the you the best. Directed by Kanye West.

Viva la Vicarious

Kobe vs Artest: The "Lost" Trash Talk

from . So hilarious that we'll be watching these guys play together next year. With all the crazy offseason moves I'm already excited for the NBA in '10

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Game Feat. Chris Brown, Diddy, Boyz II Men, Polow Da Don & Mario Winans - Better On The Other Side (VIDEO) (+ MORE MJ TRIBUTES)

His influence on our music and on people all around the world will sorely be missed - I highly doubt we'll ever see a star that shined as bright as he did in our lifetime.

R.I.P. MJJ - the best that ever did it.


Download: Michael Jackson feat. Kid Cudi - Beat It (Cookin Soul Mash-Up Remix)

Download: Cookin Soul's Tribute to the King of Pop

Download: The Press Play Show Presents Michael Jackson Remixed

Download: J. Period Presents Man or the Music (Mixtape)

Dwele Tribute Song to Michael Jackson:

Cebu, Philippines Provincial Dentention and Rehabilitation Center MJ Dance Crew Tribute:

Thursday, June 11, 2009

YouTube Hops Hall Of Fame

New entry into the YouTube Hops Hall Of Fame - University of Nebraska Omaha WR Keith Eloi jumps into the back of a pickup truck with no running start and in sandals... what

Previous entries:

Jarron Gilbert, Chicago Bears DT and Third Round Draft Pick jumping out of a pool

And the reigning champ, Arizona Cardinals Safety Adrian Wilson clearing a 66-inch hurdle:

The Alchemist feat. Maxwell and Twista - Smile (VIDEO)


Saturday, June 06, 2009

Mack 10 “So Sharp” featuring Lil Wayne & Rick Ross

Mack 10 Ft Lil Wayne & Rick Ross-So Sharp (Remix)

Spotted at Vicarious Music

Jay-Z - D.O.A. (Death of Autotune) (CDQ MP3)

The folks at Hova News Network have been real busy this week - here's some more breaking news

Autotune is officially dead.
"When Hov says it's dead, it's dead." - Mister Cee


This is the official street leak off of  Blueprint 3 that Funk Flex premiered this week on hot97.  Produced by No I.D. who is the freakin man... as true hip-hop connoiseurs know there is no Kanye without No I.D.  Would love to hear him do a whole album with Jay-Z and Kanye together.  That'd be something, wouldn't it?

BLUEPRINT 3 in stores 9/11/09

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Jay-Z Goes With Atlantic for “BLUEPRINT 3"

Spotted at SOHH.COM:
An Atlantic Records rep has announced--via Twitter--Jay-Z's upcoming Blueprint 3 album will be released this fall with the company's marketing assistance.

"@Missinfo: Hey we have Jay-Z Blueprint 3 album, going thru Atlantic," Crespo wrote, unmodified. "1 album to be released September 11th anniversary of 1st Blueprint album." (Nah Right)

Crespo then posted a correction via his Twitter page.
"Correction, people, Jay-Z release is on RocNation, we're assisting in marketing and promotions. D.O.A. comin soon." (Nah Right)

Rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs reportedly spoke with Jigga and persuaded him to make a business deal with Warner Music Group.
Looks like Jay-Z's new Blueprint 3 album will go to Warner Music Group after all, though his Roc Nation label is still headed to Sony. Our old pal Roger Friedman reports that Warner had Jay-Z's pal Sean "Diddy" Combs convince him at a recent Lakers game to re-join former IDJ colleague Lyor Cohen for the album, which he bought back from UMG for $5 million. It's apparently a one-off deal, just for this recording. (Hits Daily Double)

Reports last month said Jay would likely create Carter Music Group via Warner.
"Jay knows Lyor and Kevin [Liles] from back when they all worked together at Def Jam, and he obviously wants to work something out with his friends," says our insider. "He wants to get the dream team back together. There have been a few whiffs of a reunion in the past, but only now - and very privately - is something finally starting to happen...This is big in hip hop. These are three of the most powerful men in music, who might be working together, and there's no question the success they'll have as a team will be huge." (New York Daily News)

The rap mogul confirmed his departure and Def Jam buy-out last week.

"I can honestly say, working with Doug Morris and LA Reid has been a unique and fulfilling experience and I respect them immensely," Jay said in an interview. "I've been in the family for almost my entire career. Doug and I spoke directly and had one of the most unique 'negotiations' ever. Doug won the toss but, we both won in the end...I thank him for allowing me to be a completely independent artist. Not every artist can say they own or are given the opportunity to own all of their music." (Rap Radar)

Jay-Z, Eminem, Consult For Activision's 'DJ Hero'

A star-studded crowd in Los Angeles was treated to performances by Jay-Z, Eminem, Travis Barker and DJ AM Monday night (June 2) in celebration of ActiVision’s new game, DJ Hero.

The game is the latest installment of the $2 billion Guitar Hero franchise, set to be released in the Fall for PlayStation 3, PS2, and Xbox 360.

In its standard version, the game is played with a turntable-shaped controller instead of the guitar or drumkit provided with other versions.

Equipped with a spinning record plate, sampling buttons, a cross fader and an sound effects nob, the controller allows players to score points by matching song tracks, creating special effects and adding their own personal touches to the music.

The game includes music from various genres, including Hip-Hop, R&B, electronica, and rock, with music by 50 Cent, Beastie Boys, KRS-One, N.E.R.D., Gorillaz, Blondie and David Bowie.

On Friday (May 29), Guitar Hero announced that Jay-Z and Eminem would be bringing their music and experience to the new game, thus their inclusion in Monday night’s celebration.

In addition to serving as consultants to Activision and FreeStyleGames, who developed DJ Hero, both Jay and Em are working on new greatest-hits CDs, to be included in a special edition of the game.

Jay-Z has revealed that his contributions will include “Izzo (H.O.V.A.),” “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” and tracks from the forthcoming Blueprint 3.

“I have a ton of content, I just need the pipeline,” he told USA Today. “I love the freedom of [DJ Hero]. I could wake up tomorrow morning with the idea for a song and call the guys at Activision and start working on getting it out.”

Eminem wasn’t as forthcoming with what he’d bring to the table, saying that DJ Hero will include his music and additional downloadable content to be released by the end of the year.

Despite his shyness in interview, the Detroit rapper gave his all during a 30-minute set at The Wiltern Theater, he bounced through a set made up mostly of tracks from his latest album Relapse, before closing out with “Lose Yourself.”

Prior to launching into the set, Eminem invited Jay-Z back on stage to perform “Renegade,” their critically acclaimed collaboration from Jay-Z’s Black Album.

Prior to making way for the Eminem Show, Jay-Z, accompanied by a live band, performed a series of hit singles including “Izzo,” “99 Problems,” “Dirt Off Your Shoulder,” and “Encore.”

The highlight of his performance, however, was his rendition of the “My President is Black” remix.

Despite the absence of Nas and Jeezy, Jay shared the stage with President Obama and Martin Luther King, Jr., as a montage of photos of both men and Election Day headlines ran in the background.

The A-List crowd in attendance included Hollywood celebs from Leonardo DiCaprio and Ryan Phillipe to Entourage stars Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven and Kevin Connolly to celebutante Kim Kardashian.

Also present were plenty of stars from the music world, including Nipsey Hussle, Christina Aguilera, Pete and Ashley Simpson-Wentz, and Warren G, who treated the crowd to an impromptu performance of “Regulators.

And though Jay-Z did not hit the stage until right before Midnight, the crowd was more than adequately entertained.

Following an audio/visual performance by TRV$DJ-AM, DJ AM took the stage alone for a 30-45 minute set, demonstrating exactly why he was one of the DJs chosen to help create and mix DJ Hero.

Skills aside, AM shared a more personal reason for being involved: his hope that it gives fans a new appreciation for the art of turntablism.

“There are so many lame [people] popping up with an iPod and a playlist calling themselves DJs when they’re just a jukebox,” the celebrity DJ said Monday. “This game is incredibly realistic and you realize what it takes to mix two songs together. You actually have to do the work.”

At press time, ActiVision has not yet revealed a price point or rating for the new DJ Hero.

Jimi Hendrix Murder Confession


Now take this as you like: In his recent book, "Rock Roadie," Hendrix's former assistant James "Tappy" Wright claims Hendrix was murdered by his then manager Michael Jeffrey. According to Wright's account, Jeffrey allegedly confessed to Wright that he had murder Hendrix to collect on Hendrix's life insurance policy. At the time, Jeffrey had been written as the beneficiary of Hendrix's $2 million life insurance policy, and according to Wright's alleged conversation with Jeffrey from 1971, Jeffrey was worried Hendrix was going to fire him. Jeffrey, who died in 1973 in a plane crash, is quoted by Wright as saying: "I was in London the night of Jimi's death and together with some old friends... we went round to Monika's [Dannemann] hotel room, got a handful of pills and stuffed them into his mouth...then poured a few bottles of red wine deep into his windpipe...I had to do it. Jimi was worth much more to me dead than alive...That son of a bitch was going to leave me. If I lost him, I'd lose everything." The coroner's report stated that Hendrix died of "barbiturate intoxication and inhalation of vomit."

Interpret this as you see fit, conspiracy theory or not. Be sure to check out the articles in NME and The Daily Mail (UK) for more information.

XBOX 360 Project Natal

Introducing Project Natal, a revolutionary new way to play: no controller required. See a ball? Kick it, hit it, trap it or catch it. If you know how to move your hands, shake your hips or speak you and your friends can jump into the fun -- the only experience needed is life experience. Join the conversation about Xbox E3 or Project Natal on Twitter at #XboxE3

For more on Project Natal go HERE

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Baby feat. Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross - Always Strapped (Remix) (MP3)

grab this file before it gets shut down this track KNOCKS 100


shouts to the LowKeezy and the NMC

Kanye West - Paranoid (Video feat. Rihanna)


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Clipse x Kanye West - Kinda Like A Big Deal (VIDEO) (Behind The Scenes)


shouts to shomi at illusive media , dumskeme , SV, Pusha, Mal, Yeezy, DJ Khalil, Ab-Liva, Re-Up Gang Records, Play Cloths ... 

Dream Season 23 & 24 Documentary

I'm sure David Stern and Nike are praying every night for this matchup in the NBA Finals... a sports marketing dream
Check out this ESPN documentary (slash Nike propaganda in disguise) that recently aired last week, narrated by Justin Timberlake (wtf?)

Regardless of who you're rooting for to make it to the final, if this matchup actually happens - few could argue that it wouldn't truly be one for the ages.