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...