This weeks edition comes from Detroit artist Big Tone. I had no idea this song had a video until recently. I think this is one of the best songs to come out in the past 10 years and has had a place in my ipod for the past year and a half. Taken from Big Tone’s sophomore album The Art Of Ink I present to you - Big Tone “Chocolate”
Here’s sumthin dope to start off your weekend with! Featuring upcoming artists Pac Div,Nipsey Hu$$le and Dom Kennedy. Peep the science below!
“LA is MY Playground” is a short film about the subculture of burgeoning LA Hip-Hop acts starring Nipsey Hu$$le, DOM Kennedy & Pac Div (with a special guest appearance by David Banner). The film captures a once in a lifetime experience of these artists on their rise to stardom. Each artist has a song in the film that directly relates to LA; Showtime-DOM Kennedy, The Mayor-Pac Div, Hometown-Nipsey Hu$$le, demonstrating different places in their career.
Primo keeps us updated with upcoming projects coming out on his own Year Round Records. Alot of things to look foward to from one of the greatest Hip-Hop producers ever! doesnt look like he’s quitting anytime soon.
I was born in 1982 as well (Oct.31st) so its only right i post this! New track off the 1982 Album brought to you by Statik Selektah & Termanology. Album in stores Oct.26th and its lookin like my next physical purchase. Video’s up real soon!
Ever since I was a kid, I had love for boomboxes. Back in the early 90’s i used to buy (or steal) cassette singles with the homie Wordsmiff at the Wharehouse on chesnut street. We would go to Moscone Park and bump the hell out of those tapes! Mess with the onboard EQ’s and play a game of basketball while were at it. Those days are gone but always remembered in some shape or form. Here’s a short description of the video below ENJOY!
"Before iPods (or even CDs) there were boomboxes. It’s been 20 years since they disappeared from the streets, but the nostalgia they evoke is about more than stereo equipment. We’ve changed the way we listen to music — and to each other. Watch a video about the history of the boombox. "
Whats your boombox memory? spit game in the comments section.
Last night’s show was a good turn out! Shout outs to all the folks and performers who made it happen. My next live set will be in november and ill post details when the date gets closer. Shout outs to the homie Lex for havin his first official Muy Thai fight today and a BIG SHOUT OUT to the newly weds Topper Holiday & Kelly-Anne Burnham. Im bout to set-up shop and work on new music for the rest of the weekend so stay tuned. More updates sooner then u think PEACE! #TheChillout
Come to El Rio tommorow night and witness some dope music live in the flesh. Arrive early to recieve a free Soundearth CD! Ill be performing as well, Live on my drum machine so dont miss out.
Updates will be slow as ill be preparing for this performance. So far my practice sessions have been dope and im just about ready to hit that stage. Im tryin to borrow a camcorder so i can post the video’s on the blog. Ill get my own camcorder in time for my next live set so you guys dont miss a thing. PEACE OUT and wish me luck 2morrow night as well as the rest of the performers. #ReportBackSoon
Exclusive track by the Cold Cuts (Mr. Fantastik & Wordsmiff). Here goes a joint i produced for the duo from there upcoming album due out later this year. Head over to Thizzler On The Roof for a free download!
In case u missed it, scroll down for the Wordsmiff exclusive.
In 1995 Mobb Deep released there classic album The Infamous on Loud Records. This album introduced a new sound with there vivid street tales and eerie production handled by group member Havoc. I didnt get a hold of this album until 1997 (LATE PASS! I was too busy bumpin everything Wu-Tang DONT HATE!!) When i discovered a cassette dub from my big brother’s stash. As soon as i pressed play on that walkman, I was blown away and has been in heavy rotation ever since. I can go on with the rest of the story, but id rather have the songs speak for themselves.
Click below & listen to my favorite cuts off this album which includes The video’s for Give Up The Goods (Just Step) & the hypnotizing remix for Survival Of The Fittest.
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH OFFICIALLY REUNITE! - AUDIO INTERVIEW
One of my favorite hip-hop groups are officially reunited!! I thought this would never happen again. The classic duo is currently on tour and made a stop in the bay area this past weekend. Click below to listen to the interview and lets all hope a brand new album is in the making.
Whats your favorite Pete Rock & Cl Smooth song/album?? Share your gems in the comments section.
Re-released after 25 years and is sure to catch attention in 2010. 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s will see an official DVD release on November 23rd. Check out the description below.
"The most realistic movie on gang life and the South Bronx community of the 70’s available. Reach back in time with an intimate look at life on the streets for young teen juvie offenders. Shockingly realistic interviews with 1970’s gang members of the savage nomads and the savage skulls. Amazingly this authentic documentary does not contain any of the normal pitfalls that befuddle today’s more exploitive "gang" investigative films of the " 60mins." type. - the film maker Gary Weis of SNL fame manages to completely let the film speak for itself. A rare glimpse into late 70’s New York towards the end of the infamous South Bronx Gangs. The documentary shows many sides of the community of the South Bronx including. reformed gang members, current gang members, the police, community dj block parties, hip hop and leaders who try and reach out. This is a gem of history that cannot be missed. A film like this is simply unable to be made today!"
I had no idea there was a video to this song! Someone told me about it earlier this year and I finally watched it today for the first time. I honestly prefer the album version over this one but either way its some dope ass theme music for those late hypes. This goes out to all my friday SF folks havin a ball tonight! Its only right i hit u off with a BAY CLASSIC. Play this shit loud,watch out for those haters and dont drink & drive. PEACE OUT!
This is actually 2 videos/Short movie coming from Producer/Rapper/Multi Instrumentalist Terrace Martin. He has produced for artists such as Snoop Dogg,Kurupt,Dj Quik,Problem and more. Here’s the first set of visuals from his recently released “Here My Dear” Album! More Terrace Martin after this.HAPPY FRIDAY,ENJOY!
My good friends Foulmouth Jerk & Top.R go live tonight from 7pm-9pm PST. Click above for the stream
“Talk, music and comedy show featuring the dubious opinions and highly suspect social commentary of master debaters Foul Mouth Jerk & TopR Holiday. It features in-depth interviews with both local and nationally disreputable artists and musicians of every sordid manner, as well as advice from a suspected felon. Hip-hop, funk and classics provided by DJ’s Football, Adam Strange & Abe Froaman, the Sausage King of Chicago. The inmates are now running the asylum.”
I have so much music in my collection that I can prolly fill up everyone’s ipod in all of San Francisco. With that said there’s always those couple albums you go back and forth to,whether it’s the newest releases or the ol school classics. Im always interested in what people have in there headphones and they prolly think the same about me. Click below to see whats currently in my Top 5.
TODAYS FREE DOWNLOAD COMES FROM THE HOMIE CUTTY BANG. WITH A RHYME SCHEME LIKE NO OTHER AND PRODUCTION THATS WAY AHEAD OF ITS TIME. HERES A DESCRIPTION FROM CUTTY BANG HIMSELF.
"The Science Of Sound" is the debut solo release from San Francisco Producer/MC Cutty Bang (formerly known as Dick Nasty) of Earthlings/Strangeface/Gurp City. Featuring Top.R, BOAC & Conceit, with DJ Bootleg on the cut. The album is a collection of songs from 2002-2010.
HERE’S A NEW TRACK FROM NORTH CAROLINA’S FIST FAM! A SONG DEDICATED TO THERE SECOND HOME “SAN FRANCISCO”. IVE HAD THE CHANCE TO SEE THIS SONG PERFORMED LIVE A HANDFULL OF TIMES AND ITS A CERTIFIED HIT. THERE NEW ALBUM “POSTED” COMES OUT IN DECEMBER! THIS IS THE FIRST OF 3 SONGS LEADING UP TO THE OFFICIAL RELEASE.
VISIT THERE WEBSITE HERE AND DOWNLOAD THIS SONG FOR FREE!
KON & AMIR ARE 2 OF THE MOST SERIOUS RECORD DIGGERS OUT THERE. HERE THEY GIVE U THERE TOP 50 HIP-HOP SAMPLES OF ALL TIME. I KNOW THIS WAS A HARD ONE TO CHOOSE FROM AND THEY DID LEAVE ALOT OUT THE LIST! EITHER WAY SOME OF THE DOPEST HIP-HOP SONGS WERE CREATED FROM THESE RECORDS. SO WHO SAMPLED WHAT, WHO CHOPPED UP THOSE DRUMS AND WHO HAD THAT SAMPLE FIRST!? CLICK BELOW TO FIND OUT (AUDIO EXAMPLES INCLUDED)
WHAT SAMPLE CLASSICS DID THEY LEAVE OUT THE LIST??? DISCUSS AND COMMENT HERE!
THE CHILLOUT IS A RECORD LABEL THAT IS INFLUENCED BY SOME OF THE BEST ARTISTS IN MUSICAL HISTORY. RANGING FROM HIP-HOP, JAZZ, R&B, FUNK, SOUL, INSTRUMENTAL, GOLDEN AGE, LATIN JAZZ AND MORE. COMBINE ALL THESE TOGETHER AND YOU HAVE “THE CHILLOUT” GIVING YOU THE BEST IN BEATS, RHYMES, CRATES AND PAPES.
MY GOAL HERE IS TO SPREAD OUT GOOD MUSIC TO THE FURTHEST LENGTH POSSIBLE AND PROVIDING EXCLUSIVE RELEASES THRU THE CHILLOUT LABEL. OFFICIAL LOGO, VIDEO INTERVIEW, FIRST OFFICIAL RELEASE, EVENTS AND MUCH MORE COMING SOON. SHOUT OUTS TO THE HOMIE ROB RUSH FOR HELPIN ME MAKE THIS POSSIBLE! VISIT HIS WEBSITE HERE!
QUESTIONS, THOUGHTS, REQUESTS? DROP A LINE IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OR YOU CAN CONTACT ME AT THE TOP OF THE HOME PAGE..
OUR FIRST EDITION OF “VIDEO OF THE WEEK” COMES FROM DREGS ONE & EQUIPTO! FEATURING THE HOMIE F-DOG. THIS SONG IS OFF THE “GENERATION GAP MIXTAPE” WHICH U CAN DOWNLOAD FOR FREE BELOW! HERE’S A DESCRIPTION OF THE MUSIC VIDEO FROM DREGS ONE HIMSELF
"For this video, we wanted to come with a chill vibe just like the song itself. You can see everyone involved doing real things that we actually do on a daily basis. Nothing was made extra flashy for the camera, it was just us rolling around Frisco and having fun. Hopefully the average person will be able to relate and appreciate the positive messages we tried to put in the video."
#DigginInTheTapes IS A MONTHLY SERIES OF MUSIC THAT CONTAINS NEWS SONGS, OLD CLASSICS, UNRELEASED MATERIAL AND HIDDEN GEMS OUT OF MY OWN STASH. PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK ME WHERE THEY CAN FIND SOME OF THE MUSIC THAT I LISTEN TO, SO IMMA GIVE IT TO YOU ALL IN ONE PACKAGE EVERY MONTH.
I PRESENT TO YOU #DigginInTheTapes Vol.1! CLICK BELOW AND SCROLL DOWN FOR LINK & TRACKLIST
DUST AND GROOVES IS A CRATE DIGGIN PHOTO BLOG OF VINYL RECORDS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD. I DISCOVERED THIS SITE THE OTHER DAY AND IT MADE ME WANNA GO DIGGIN SO BAD. MOST OF THESE RECORDS I’VE NEVER SEEN IN MY LIFE AND IT SHOWS THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE SOME SERIOUS DIGGERS. I NEED TO STEP MY GAME UP BADLY! CLICK BELOW TO VISIT THE SITE
ATTN: PRODUCERS,MIXING ENGINEERS - DONT BELIEVE THE HYPE??
ARE ALL DIGITAL EQ’S THE SAME? DO WE GET BROUGHT IN WITH THE SO CALLED “ANALOG HARDWARE EMULATION” EQ PLUG-INS TO GET THAT PERFECT SOUND? WHO KNOWS! I FOUND THIS INTERESTING ARTICLE COVERING THESE TOPICS.BREAKIN DOWN THE WHOLE SCIENCE BEHIND THESE PLUG-INS AND GETTIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING ON WHAT REALLY GOES ON WHEN U PROCESS YOUR TRACKS.CLICK THE PLUG-IN BELOW TO READ ON.
WHICH EQ PLUG-INS DO U USE??,SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS HERE!