Wednesday, May 24, 2006

New Raekwon!

Man, has it really been twelve years since Only Built for Cuban Linx? That's a mad minute, for it to still be burning up a lot of tape decks...uhh...I mean Ipods. Rae's back in the lab continuing the legacy of Shaolin and hearkening back to that era twelve years ago, now, with "Only Built for Cuban Links pt. 2." Here is some of that old and familiar Wu plodding bass line, accompanied by raw rhymes. Part2, "The Purple Tape"--you know! I swear I have the Purple CD or CD case. I just call it that--"The Purple Tape"--I think Nas did too.


Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Danger Mouse & Black Thought?????

Came up on some news (gossip?) while cruisin and their message boards. Someone found some text from MTVnews and posted a thread on it on the message boards. Is it true? Not sure... but start talking.

"Danger Mouse teamed up with MF Doom for an album, and he more recently hooked up with Cee-Lo for the Gnarls Barkley project. Next on his hit list is Roots lyrical savant Black Thought. "We're in the middle of working on some material right now," Thought recently revealed. "We got together a few months ago, before the whole Gnarls Barkley thing took off the way it did. So I'm not sure of how that's gonna affect our project, but it's still in the works."

Thought said he's not really sure of the album's direction yet. "You can never call it with Danger Mouse," the Philadelphia showman smiled. "I would call it a meeting of the minds. It would not be like me, Black Thought from the Roots, and Danger Mouse the producer — it's us taking on two personas. I guess you get the gist of what he's doing with the Gnarls Barkley and with the Doom record. It's nothing like those two records, but in the same realm. We don't have a working title, we don't even have titles for the songs. It's very much a work in progress, but I'm feeling what it is."

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Dj Spooky that subliminal kid

Listen to DJ Spooky's megamix sample of his new album, In Fine Style: 50,000
Volts of Trojan Records, to be released on June 27th. Reply with all
additional requests.

DJ Spooky MegaMix Stream:
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DJ Spooky Raids The Trojan Records Vaults, Creating His Ultimate Fantasy
Club Playlist. In Fine Style: 50,000 Volts of Trojan Records In Stores June 27th

Arguably DJ culture's most intellectual turntablist, DJ Spooky links his
personal roots together with his inimitable taste in music by hand selecting
34 of his favorite tracks from the Trojan Records archives and compiling
them into one collection, In Fine Style: 50,000 Volts of Trojan Records (in
stores June 27th). A heady experiment where he plucks important and
influential songs from the venerable Jamaican record label's rich vaults, DJ
Spooky sets out not only to create a new mood for the club scene but to take
clubgoers through the vital history of Trojan and its direct impact on DJ
and club culture to this day. "This mix is a combination of the old, the
new, and the in between," he explains. "That's kind of the point: DJ
culture in the 21st century is as much about the soundsystem as the
playlist. I wanted to make a mix that reflected that: old and new."

The only DJ on the scene with degrees in philosophy and French literature,
DJ Spooky (aka Paul Miller aka That Subliminal Kid) is as bent on creating
groundbreaking sounds as he is at delving beneath the messages and
implications of the beats that he pulls from. For him, the opportunity to
work on In Fine Style was a perfect fit. "When Trojan Records asked me to
do a 'selections' from their archive, one of the first things that went
through my mind was how do you mix music that changed the world?"

A writer, musician, multi-media artist and critical figure in mainstreaming
the DJ-as-artist concept, DJ Spooky was eager to sift through the thousands
of songs that Trojan Records has released over the past four decades and
carefully select the ones that best told the story and revealed the
connection between the two unlikely eras and cultures. "I want you to feel
history when you listen to this mix and think about how sampling, making new
music from old, came from the idea of versioning. Think about the
soundsystem battles of Duke Reid, Sir Coxsone and Prince Buster as a
forerunner to MC and DJ battles in hip-hop. Think about Kool Herc's bass
enhanced soundsystem as a stepping stone for Afrika Bambaata's "Planet
Rock." Just think about how strange the world would be if we didn't have
this music of the islands. It just makes you remember that this whole planet
is just an island too."

The album is a personal journey for Spooky as well, having spent many
summers in Jamaica visiting family and friends while growing up. In Fine
Style is his way of introducing the vintage reggae sounds he grew up on to
the DJ, club and art worlds he spins in today, and includes recordings by
legends Lee Perry, John Holt, Desmond Dekker, Sly & Robbie, Peter Tosh and
Barrington Levy.

DJ Spooky has released numerous albums, books, and worked on film scores
including the the Cannes and Sundance Award winning film Slam and remixing
the Metallica single "For Whom the Bell Tolls". His weighty theories on
music and its impact on the world have made him a sought-after speaker on
the college lecture circuit as well as at industry events. For further
information on DJ Spooky, please log on to

DJ Spooky / In Fine Style: 50,000 Volts of Trojan Records
CD 1
1. Sweet Like Candy - Winston Williams
2. Nice Nice - The Kingstonians
3. 007 Shanty Town - Desmond Dekker
4. Funky, Funky Reggae - DaveBarker
5. Shades Of Hudson - Dennis Alcapone
6. Summertime - B.B. Seaton
7. Disco Devil - Lee Perry
8. Jah Jah Man - Sly and Robbie
9. Lama Lava - Augustus Pablo
10. Come Together - The Israelites
11. Old Fashion Way - Ken Booth
12. Rain - Bruce Ruffin
13. Your Ace From Outer Space - U-Roy
14. The Rooster - Tommy McCook & His Band
15. The Trial Of Pama Dice - Lloyd/Dice/Mum
16. Ba Ba Boom - The Jamaicans
17. Fever - Susan Cadogan
18. Morning Sun - Al Barry & The Cimarons

1. DJ's Choice - Winston Williams
2. Screaming Target - Big Youth
3. The Great Musical Battle - Derrick Morgan
4. The Russians Are Coming (Take Five) -Val Bennett
5. Popcorn - The Upsetters
6. Brother Noah - The Shadows
7. Reform Institute - Isaac's All Stars
8. Bridgeport Dub - The BlackbeardAll Stars
9. King Tubby's Explosion Dub - King Tubby
10. Dynamic Fashion Way - U-Roy
11. A Yah We Deh - Barrington Levy
12. HereComes the Judge - Peter Tosh
13. Flat Foot Hustling - Dillinger
14. Hot Sauce (Aka The Agro Man Is Back) -DaveBarker
15. Rudy A Message ToYou - Dandy Livingstone
16. Rough Rider (Live) - The Special Beat

New Talib Kweli!!

Blacksmith Music/ Warner Bros Records legend Talib Kweli is back with a new
single from his highly anticipated LP, Eardrum (coming late Summer)

Check out the streams for "Listen"
"Listen" (Produced by KWAME)
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"Listen" (Clean)
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Check out Kweli and Blacksmith artist, Jean Grae on this street track, "New
York Shit" if you haven't heard

Friday, May 19, 2006


Super Producer 9TH Wonder (Little Brother)
DJ 9th. Wonder Along With Firecracker Resident DJ's:

DJ 9TH. Wonder @ Firecacker!
Super Producer 9th Wonder will be spinning at FireCracker This Friday.
Whether it's old school, new school, hip-hop, house, jazz fusion or electro, if it's got a good groove, it's played at FIRECRACKER.

Friday, May 19, 2006
9:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Grand Star
943 Sun Mun Way
Los Angeles, CA

21+ with ID Cover: $9.00 Before 9pm, $12 After

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Beat Street. Wild Style. YO! MTV Raps.

Crown City Rockers

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

I SEE YOU - Benefit for Keith Tamashiro

A 3 Day Benefit for Keith Tamashiro
May 24 – May 26, 2006

On January 31, 2006, our dear friend Keith suffered a brain aneurysm. I SEE YOU is a
series of benefit events in which artists and performers who are close friends of Keith,
have joined forces and donated their time and talents, to help raise money for his medical
expenses as he makes his journey to recovery. Keith, one half of Soap Design Co., Los
Angeles, is regarded by many in the music industry as an innovative graphic artist, with a
keen eye towards the cutting-edge, and a distinctive point of view. For more than a decade,
his work has graced the covers of many albums. As a friend, he has touched and enriched
our lives in countless ways. We thank you for your support in helping us help Keith,
get back on his feet. For updates visit:

Please help us in our mission by attending these series of benefit events, I SEE YOU.
100% of all proceeds from these events will go toward Keith’s medical expenses.


Also, catch Brandy Flower’s HIT + RUN at the Mayan show.

Other I SEE YOU events:
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I SEE YOU: An Art Benefit and Auction
Showcasing exclusive artwork by:

B+ Coleman David Calicchio David Ellis Dezeinswell Sam Flores Brandy Flower Gajin Fujita Haze Cody Hudson HVW8 TY G Jeff Jank Aye Jay! Kofie Gabriela Lopez Keila Lopez Diana McClure Ruben Ochoa Jose Parla Ritzy Periwinkle Plasticgod James Reitano Angelica Robles Brent Rollins RoStarr Slick Zeke Trejo Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca a special tribute, hand made book by Keith’s Otis College students and more

UPDATE - 5/17
The art event/auction on May 24 will now take place at Transport Gallery at 1308 Factory Place, LA CA 90013 (NOT AT SOCIAL TRUST)

It will happen from 6:00pm to 11:00pm

6:00pm to 9:30pm is a catered reception with tickets at $30

9:30pm to 11:00pm is pay what you can

RSVP’s for the catered reception requested – RSVP at 213-483-3475

Press contacts can email me (JULIE) at
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I SEE YOU: A Night of Healing Vibrations
Live performances by:
Kim Hill Ammoncontact featuring: Dwight Trible &
The Life Force Trio, Kamau Daaood, Adam Rudolph,
Prince Po, Lil Sci, Najite, Sach, Abstract Rude + more
Hosted by: Garth Trinidad

Temple Bar
1026 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
9pm-2am 21+ $20 suggested donation

I SEE YOU: An Intimate Evening of Elevated Voices
Live performances by:
Daedelus Mia Doi Todd Nobody & Mystic Chords of Memory
DJ sets by: The Dublab Soundsystem + special guests

The Little Temple
4519 Santa Monica Blvd., Silverlake
9pm-2am 21+ $10 suggested donation
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If you would like to make a monetary contribution to Keith, please call/email Gabriela Lopez at 323-666-2383 or

Monday, May 08, 2006

AUG 15. 98

Thursday, May 04, 2006

DJ Green Lantern x Fort Minor

Here are some downloadable versions of the DJ Green Lantern hosted Fort Minor mixtape. This mixtape includes tracks that are not on Fort Minor’s The Rising Tied album (in stores now), and include guest spots by Styles of Beyond, Ghostface, Juelz Santana, Lupe Fiasco, Celph Titled, Apathy, Sixx John, and a brand new remix of the song, "Where'd You Go."

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Additionally, here are the links to the “Where’d You Go” video for your reference.
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Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Crazy new news.... at least to me. Taken from a credible source, Talib. (ok... so it's from his myspace blog.... so what... you know your ass is on myspace.)

Taken from Talib Kweli's Myspace Blog:

"I like Dante's new music, he said he was DOING A WHOLE ALBUM WITH MAD LIB. Let's get the buzz going on that one now!"

i think i'll be able to die happy if this project actually comes out.

Click here to view Talib Kweli's Blog.

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