yet another reason why I still do not fuck w/ PCs lol
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down|
Sunday, December 06, 2009
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
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 www.barakrecords.com and www.slumvillage.com
Friday, November 20, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
R.I.P. BAATIN & DILLA DOG
DOWNLOAD MP3 HERE
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
DOWNLOAD THE RUBIX CUBE "BLUE EDITION"
"THEY ALREADY KNOW" (VIDEO):
Peep NEAKOMUSIC.COM for updates and more of that dope ishhhhh
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
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
Thursday, October 01, 2009
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.
DOWNLOAD BEATNICK & K-SALAAM "NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE"
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
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)
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Friday, September 04, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Sunday, August 09, 2009
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.)
14. Sound Of The 70s (Produced by Kanye West)
15. We Made History (Produced by Kanye West)
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Sunday, August 02, 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.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Raekwon feat. Inspectah Deck, GZA, Ghostface Killah, Method Man - House of Flying Daggers (Prod. by J Dilla) (MP3)
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
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
Shouts to OS
Thursday, July 16, 2009
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...
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Organ removed as investigators seek clues to star's death
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.”
Jackson’s body was handed over to his family soon after the three-hour autopsy was completed and the Jacksons went on to order a second forensic examination.
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.
Viva la Vicarious
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)
Download: Cookin Soul's Tribute to the King of Pop
Dwele Tribute Song to Michael Jackson:
Cebu, Philippines Provincial Dentention and Rehabilitation Center MJ Dance Crew Tribute:
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Saturday, June 06, 2009
"When Hov says it's dead, it's dead." - Mister Cee
Friday, June 05, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
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.Atlantic executive Sam Crespo recently broke the news via his Twitter page, which was posted (and since removed) from Missinfo.tv."@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)
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.
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.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
shouts to the LowKeezy and the NMC