Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Skate Park Of Tampa 17th Anniversary Weekend Dec 3-6

Hard to believe that the SPoT is 17 years old!!! The boys have put together a tremendous weekend that is gonna include the usual cavalcade of pro skaters, models and troublemakers. This year the featured artist is Del The Funky Homosapien!!!! He will be playing a show with special guests El Ten Eleven and B.C. on Dec 4th at Czar in Ybor City. The show flyer is by neckface by the way...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

B.C. Drops "Time Pieces pt 1 Time Capsule" EP Oct. 13


Combining complex metaphor, time travel, scintillating lyrical gymnastics, anime, radical politics and an apocryphal-dystopian comic book aesthetic, Red Tide member and Florida MC, BC, The Black Child, delivers his solo debut, the first of a three part conceptual album, "Time Pieces."
"Time Pieces" is a temporal travelogue, a sonic cultural history, and a riveting manifesto about Pop World, told by a dark messenger from the future, stranded in time, and compelled to deliver a grim warning about what is coming. From the fetid gutters of the ruined surface to the gleaming hover cars of the elite class, nothing has escaped the singular vision of the chrono-archeologist. But can his frantic, coded messages be delivered and translated in time? Like a stone skipping across the pond of history each warning ripples out, sometimes scrambled, often difficult to decipher. A harbinger, without a home, out of time, can his message be heard...

The concept for "Time Pieces" has been incubating in the rhyme book of BC for some time now. Its first chapter, "Time Capsule" finally came to fruition this year (2009) in a time when it couldn't be more relevant. "Time Capsule" serves as the skeleton for BC's imaginary Pop World which will be fleshed out in chapters 2 and 3, "The Surface" and "The Sky." The production on "Time Capsule" was mainly done by a cast of collaborators from BC's home town of Tampa, Florida. Mudd Buddha, Vincent Saletto, and Red Tide member Lazy all contributed to the tracks that give the EP its otherworldly sound. Lyrically the EP features strong cameos by former Florida MC Surreal (Surreal and the Sound Providers) and Red Tide founding member, Skoolz; however, its most outstanding feature is on the song "Ode to Gil Scott-Heron" on which poet/MC Saul Williams delivers a powerful second verse. Other outstanding tracks include "This is Not a Song," with its fast paced delivery combined with social commentary, and "Pop World" the eerie vision of BC's future planet. "Time Pieces” Pt. 1 “Time Capsule" releases on Peripheral Records, October 13, 2009. It will be available digitally through Domination Records, CD Baby, ITunes, Amazon, and most other digital outlets. CDs will be available through www.thepopworld.com.
Stay tuned for remixes from: B.Rich, Thavius Beck, Mum's the Word, Mochipet, Aetoms, Bomarr, Matt B, & Soultech

Download: "This Is Not A Song"

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

casxio "Boiling Point" Video

L.A. based funk band Casxio is so fresh it's like 4am bread at the cuban bakery!! This is the new video from the FINALLY slated for release EP "Seventeen." I've been workin their tracks in wherever I could on the radio for a couple years ever since they reached out to me with an unsolicited e-mail and accompanying mp3. For fans of Plant Life, Funk, Gnarls Barkley, Cee Lo, and falsetto style Pharrell tracks etc.

CASXIO - BOILING POINT

Camp Lo "Another Heist"


Here’s the title track off Camp Lo’s new Ski-produced album.

Camp Lo is back, and they are bringing their longtime collaborator Ski with them on “Another Heist.” Known for producing Camp Lo’s classic “Uptown Saturday Night,” Ski returns to produce “Another Heist” in it’s entirety, mimicking the formula used on 2007’s acclaimed “Black Hollywood.” Filled with the soulful, 70’s inspired beats Camp Lo and Ski are loved for, “Another Heist” hits stores October 20th!!

Camp Lo feat. Ski - Another Heist (Produced by Ski)

via nah right

Friday, August 28, 2009

Jupiter One Releases "Sunshower" September 15th


Jupiter One ...sounds like a hip hop name doesn't it? Nope! It's an indie rock band from NYC that I really like so here ya go. They've got a new album out called "Sunshower" and the first single is "Volcano." Check 'em out. The album drops September 15th and they're on tour with Regina Spektor right now.

Download: "Volcano"

Scratch Perverts Next Level Video

Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc. from Chris Cairns on Vimeo.



Props to DJ Fader for pointing this video out to me.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dynasty "Femcee"


The Female MC You've Been Waiting For Has Finally Arrived
Introducing:

DYNASTY

With Her New Single
"Femcee"
My man DJ Sandman of Recorpushers Ent. and 95.7 the Beat, hit me up with this new track from Tampa "Femcee" Dynasty. Handle with care and use extreme caution, contents are dangerously dope! Dynasty is already getting early love and support from the legendary DJ PREMIER on Hip Hop Nation / Sirius Ch. 40.

Download: "Femcee" Produced by Jinx
For More Info / Drops / Bookings
bookdynasty@gmail.com
and check her out over at Tampahiphop.com

Monday, August 24, 2009

New Balance 996 Fall 2009 Color Pack


New Balance has released their 996 running shoe in a series of tonal versions for Fall 2009. The CW996M comes in purple, turquoise, pink, yellow and in silver. All colorways feature an upper made of suede, leather and patent leather New Balance logo tags. The sneakers are now available from Mischief. And they are FRESSSSHHHHHH!!!!!

President Obama on Healthcare

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Workaholics 2 Mixtape


West Coast Heavyweights Afro Classics (Scarub & Very) & Bash Bros. (Lefty & Piseas) are back at it again! After the success of their first mixtape together, they teamed up to bring you the second installment of their "Workaholics" mixtape series, aptly titled, "Workaholics 2".

This time around the project was mixed by DJ Pickster One and features exclusive tracks, plus tracks from upcoming and recently released projects. The download also includes the unmixed, full versions of all the songs for your listening pleasure.

Download: "Workaholics 2"

Is It Real Son? Is It Really Real??!??!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Guitar Legend Les Paul R.I.P.



Les Paul, the guitarist and inventor who changed the course of music with the electric guitar and multitrack recording and had a string of hits, many with wife Mary Ford, died Thursday. He was 94.

According to Gibson Guitar, Paul died of complications from pneumonia at White Plains Hospital in New York. His family and friends were by his side.

More info @ NPR

Legion Is The Freshest Movie Trailer Ever!!!

The movie is due out January 22nd 2010. I can't wait!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Jern Eye "Blowin' Up" ft Roc C & Nightclubber Lang


It's a transcontinental joint that caps off Jern Eye's upcoming release, "Vision," as the Oakland-based emcee grabs a classic Notorious B.I.G. sample for the hook. World famous DJ Vinroc, who serves as a part of crews Triple Threat and 5th Platoon, steps in on the production side laying a strong foundation for Jern Eye to celebrate the long struggle of a career that has lead up to this, his forthcoming sophomore solo album, "Vision." Guest emcees Roc C and Nightclubber Lang of The Boom Bap Project drop verses that recognize their similar experiences, and for Jern Eye the song serves as a great opportunity to work with the two fellow emcees on his album. Check out this and the first fourteen tracks of "Vision," out October 13 via MYX Music Label.

Download: "Blowin' Up" ft Roc C & Nightclubber Lang

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

DJ Class "I'm The Shit" Video

This reminds me of the old Juvenile video when he first blew up. Just a raw representation of B-more. I dig it!

!llmind Releases Official Remix Album


While some lucky fans were able to snag a free copy at select Rock The Bells, MYX Music Label, 2dopeboyz, NahRight, OkayPlayer, Audible Treats , and Kicks-n-Jams are pleased to finally present !llmind's Official Remix Album. No stranger to making head nodding production, !llmind's latest effort showcases how he can flip any song and still shine as if he was the original producer. The official remix album is mixed by DJ Icewater (of The Pharcyde) and boasts 18 exclusive remixes featuring an eclectic array of artists from Common, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, The Roots, and Masta Ace to John Legend, Slum Village, and many more. Also included are four exclusive tracks from !llmind's own group, Fortilive (!llmind, Slo-Mo, and Mushmouf).

Musically, !llmind's Official Remix Album works perfectly to display the producer's skills. Each song smoothly transitions into the next while showcasing !llmind's ability to span a wide variety of musical genres. Common's "I Want You Remix" navigates from a scratch heavy intro to a melodic chorus with congas and guitar licks rounding out the beat, while the stabbing bassline and in-the-pocket drum programming of John Legend's "Ordinary People Remix" undoubtedly brings up J-Dilla nostalgia. While the The Official Remix Album features a number of mainstream aritsts, !llmind makes sure not to stray too far from hip-hop's roots, including the "Conflict Remix," featuring rhyme veterans Masta Ace and Guru of seminal rap group Gangstarr. The album ends with a bang - four bangs to be exact - as !llmind premiers a series of exclusive Fortilive tracks in anticipation of their forthcoming 2010-scheduled debut album.

Download: !llmind's Official Remix Album

Monday, August 10, 2009

Deep Rooted Drop Self Titled Album "D.E.E.P.R.O.O.T.E.D."


On the latest track from their recent self-titled release, soul/hip-hop sextet Deep Rooted recruited veteran producer Exile to assist with the group's eclectic sound. The result was the track "Closer" - a perfect example of Deep Rooted's new "feel good" hip-hop music. Exile does his job in creating a beat well suited for the group, as he mixes handclap backbeats with soulful guitar lines and gospel organ. Verses from Johaz and Mr. Brady have an edge that contrasts with the laid back groove, but singer Just Brea brings everything together, providing a chorus that soulfully melds each section together. Look for "Closer" and more tracks from "D.E.E.P. R.O.O.T.E.D.," available via Clear Label Records (run by Tajai of Souls of Mischief & Hieroglyphics fame).
You can pick up the album on itunes for cheap so go do it!!

Download: "Closer"

Blue Scholars "OOF! EP" Drops August 25 - Video



Seattle hip hop duo Blue Scholars are back with a new video for “Hi-808″ off of the "OOF! EP," their forthcoming ode to Hawaii. After you’re finished grooving to the video download the track over at the Blue Scholars Blog. "OOF! EP" will be available online Tuesday, August 25, 2009.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

R.I.P. John Hughes


'80s teen flick director John Hughes dies in NYC

By HILLEL ITALIE (AP)

NEW YORK — Writer-director John Hughes, Hollywood's youth impresario of the 1980s and '90s who captured the teen and preteen market with such favorites as "Home Alone," "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," died Thursday, a spokeswoman said. He was 59.

Hughes died of a heart attack during a morning walk in Manhattan, Michelle Bega said. He was in New York to visit family.

A native of Lansing, Mich., who later moved to suburban Chicago and set much of his work there, Hughes rose from ad writer to comedy writer to silver screen champ with his affectionate and idealized portraits of teens, whether the romantic and sexual insecurity of "Sixteen Candles," or the J.D. Salinger-esque rebellion against conformity in "The Breakfast Club."

Hughes' ensemble comedies helped make stars out of Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy and many other young performers. He also scripted the phenomenally popular "Home Alone," which made little-known Macaulay Culkin a sensation as the 8-year-old accidentally abandoned by his vacationing family, and wrote or directed such hits as "National Lampoon's Vacation," "Pretty in Pink," "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" and "Uncle Buck."

Other actors who got early breaks from Hughes included John Cusack ("Sixteen Candles"), Judd Nelson ("The Breakfast Club"), Steve Carell ("Curly Sue") and Lili Taylor ("She's Having a Baby").

Devin Ratray, best known for playing Buzz McCallister in the "Home Alone" films, said he remained close to Hughes over the years.

"He changed my life forever," Ratray said. "Nineteen years later, people from all over the world contact me telling me how much 'Home Alone' meant to them, their families, and their children."

Actor Matthew Broderick worked with Hughes in 1986 when he played the title character in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

"I am truly shocked and saddened by the news about my old friend John Hughes. He was a wonderful, very talented guy and my heart goes out to his family," Broderick said.

As Hughes advanced into middle age, his commercial touch faded and, in Salinger style, he increasingly withdrew from public life. His last directing credit was in 1991, for "Curly Sue," and he wrote just a handful of scripts over the past decade. He was rarely interviewed or photographed.

Associated Press writers Amy Westfeldt, Doug Rowe and Mike Kuchwara contributed to this report.

Here is an interesting article on Hughes and his effect on pop culture and modern movie making.

Tools "What's Da Prob?" Single


"What's Da Prob?" is the first single off of emcee Tools' new album "Crushed Ice." Now if there was ever a time to NOT judge a book by it's cover this is it. Tools looks like your standard ice obsessed, gun claiming, female disrespecting, New York Thug rapper (i.e. any diplomat affiliated emcee except for J.R. Writer). It may be the case that Tools discusses materialism, guns, and women but his spin both softens the impact and amplifies the effect. In fact it may be that Tools resembles J.R. Writer more than any other emcee. He has interesting flow, an emotive delivery and his beat selection is leaps and bounds more interesting than many emcees who work in the same style. "What's Da Prob?" rides the old school Beastie Boys beat from "Paul Revere" with a new school approach.
Born in Liberia, West Africa, Tools Beastly started listening to hip hop at an early age. When he was 12 civil war broke out and his family fled to Sierra Lione eventually sacrificing everything they had and moved to the United States. This kind of history obviously influences his approach. Check out the video and take a listen to an underground emcee who you haven't heard of yet but who deserves your attention. "Crushed Ice" drops on HardTimes Records August 25th.

Tools “Changes

DOWNLOAD: "What's Da Prob"

Jern Eye Announces Release of New Album "Vision"


On October 13th, West coast emcee Jern Eye will drop his sophomore solo LP, "Vision." The album, which features production from Jake One, !llmind, and Keelay & Zaire, and collaborations with Guilty Simpson, Mistah F.A.B., Zion I, Cali Agents, and NightClubber Lang, will be available October 13th via MYX Music Label.

At a time when many albums are little more than a collection of randomly pieced together, unrelated songs, the art of crafting an album is often overlooked. For "Vision," a title referencing the concept of stripping down illusions in order to share artistic expression and feeling, creating a cohesive album was the main focus for Jern Eye, and one of the biggest progressions for Jern as an artist since his debut album. Jern says, "In comparison to my previous release "Authentic Vintage," I think "Vision" is more self aware. I just appreciate being a little older, and seeing my music in perspective. I think refusing to compromise what I really love about hip-hop reflects on how I made this album." With three years between albums, that artistic maturity will finally be on display as "Vision" is prepared for release October 13th.

Despite the list of stellar guest emcees, Jern's presence remains dominant throughout "Vision," as witnessed on the album's lead single, "So And So," produced by MYX's own Keelay & Zaire and featuring Guilty Simpson. In creating the album, the music was the driving force, as Jern crafted the album's sound, spending nights with new beats from go to producers Jake One, !llmind, and more, searching for the right sounds to allow Jern's message to hold the foreground of "Vision." Jern says, "With this new record, it was all about beat selection in order to capture certain vibes or backdrops I wanted. So, in essence, each song has intent whether it's obvious or not. Sonically, I think I captured the album I wanted to deliver. I'm not big into doing anything super out there. I made an album that real hip-hop will like."

A Los Angeles native, Jern Eye began crafting his skills early on at freestyle battles in famous L.A. clubs. Forming the west coast staple group, Lunar Heights with friend and fellow emcee Spear Of The Nation shortly after high school, the group eventually migrated north to Oakland to join the Bay Area's flourishing independent hip-hop scene. Once in the Bay, the group was joined by Khai Sharrieff, as they began making a name for themselves, opening for a number of groups, including Crown City Rockers, The Pharcyde, The Procussions, and more. The group subsequently released their solo effort, "Crescent Moon" to high acclaim. Jern followed three years later with his solo debut, "Authentic Vintage" in 2006, touring with Heiroglyphics and Living Legends as a result of the album's success. "Vision" will be available October 13th via MYX Music Label.

DOWNLOAD: "So And So" ft Guilty Simpson

KRS-One & Buckshot Drop "Survival Skills" Single


KRS-One & Buckshot
return with the second single from their highly anticipated Duckdown Records album, "Survival Skills." The album is set to drop September 15th and the second single is the title track to the album, "Survival Skills." This one features DJ Revolution on the cut and follows the much blogged first single "Robots."

Download: "Survival Skills"

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dudley Perkins "Holy Smokes" Drops On E1 formerly Koch Records

Download: "Fonky Soul"

Hailing from Oxnard, California and beyond, Dudley Perkins (rap moniker Declaime) gained critical acclaim for collaborating with fellow Oxnardian heavyweights such as Madlib, Oh No, and Kankick. His raw commentary is known for being deeply rooted in funk and feel good grooves of yesteryear while maintaining today’s edgy truths of love and war.
"HOLY SMOKES" is his latest release with Georgia Anne Muldrow behind the boards and is named aptly so- its swirling organs, gut-wrenching concepts and hard hitting rhythms are bound to astound you. On "Holy Smokes," Perkins continues in his quest for self discovery and questions the universe at large.
Perkins debuted on the hip hop scene in 1995 on Tha Alkaholiks’ album "Coast II Coast" as Declaime. His debut full-length, "Andsoitisaid" (produced by Madlib) followed in 2001. In 2004, "Conversations with Dudley," an album that bridged his two musical identities (that of Declaime and Dudley Perkins) came out. Stones Throw released "A Lil Light" in 2003 and "Expressions (2012 A.U.)" in 2006. Perkins and Georgia Anne Muldrow joined forces for 2007’s "G&D" on Look Records.

The video for “Sally” has had close to a million views on You Tube.


TRACKS
1. intro
2. To DECLAIME
3. FONKY SOUL
4. good beats
5. BOOGIE
6. THE GOD
7. TRAVLIN
8. UNDERSTANDMENT
9. bizzerlude
10. SALLY
11. yeah yeah
12. WHYISING
13. STILL STANDING
14. evil overloards
15. E&R
16. UNCLE RUCKUS
17. CRICKET COP
18. soawake
19. CHEM TRAILS
20. RUN IT DOWN
21. SUMMER DAZE
22. mediesel
23. LOVE YO NABOR
24. EYELUVU
25. SOULDIERS
26. OUTRO

Luckyiam X Diamond Supply Co. Drop "The Present" Mixtape


Luckyiam's birthday was August 2nd and instead of asking for a present from anyone, he is giving a "PRESENT" to all of us! If you've been paying attention Luckyiam leaked two singles from the mixtape last Wednesday and Friday, "Sumpthin 2 Say" and "Luck-Eee", respectively. If you missed out on the singles, don't worry because the full mixtape is here now! Make sure you tell Luckyiam to have a great birthday! Hit him on twitter at @LuckyovLegends

download: THE PRESENT

Friday, July 31, 2009

Brother Ali "Us" Video and leak off the new album


Hope folks are excited about this new Brother Ali album.. It is set to drop on Rhymesayers September 22. The beats here are courtesy of Ant, whose production work seems to be getting more soulful and lush by the minute. The guest appearances only accentuate Brother Ali's strengths, with Chuck D, Freeway, Joell Ortiz and Stokley Williams of Mint Condition making strong appearances.

Download: Us

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Jeffree Star, Polyphonic & Serengeti, Atmosphere, B.C. Shows!!!

So many shows this weekend!!! I mean seriously, a lotta shows!!!
Tonight at The Orpheum in Ybor City is the infamous myspace phenom Jeffree Star. The show is brought to Tampa by Daddy Kool/NoClubs and promises to be a gawk-fest for folks who like to watch potential car wrecks. Who knows what the guy will do at any moment?


Also tonight Tampa has a hip hop event goin on at Market On 7th in Ybor City. B.C. of Red Tide will be performing some new material from his debut solo EP "Time Pieces pt. 1 Time Capsule." (More on that later so stay tuned to kicks-n-jams for that) The show also features Anonymous, Mike Mass, D.P., DJ Qeys, & DJ Brother Caymen.AesPresents then brings Serengeti & Polyphonic to The Crowbar in Ybor City on Friday July 31st. They will be opening for Black Moth Super Rainbow (the band that opened up for Aesop Rock on his last tour) and The Soft Rock Renegades. S&P just dropped a new album "Terradactyl" on Anticon that is getting these two Chicago hip hop heads some much deserved indie attention. I think this show has been an under-the-radar event (I haven't seen a flyer for it) but should be really really fun.


And finally, the almighty Atmosphere will be performing alongside Eyedea & Abilities (they have a new album "By The Throat" on Rhymesayers Ent.), Attracted To Gods, and B.C. (that kid is everywhere!!) on Saturday August 1st at The State Theatre in St. Pete. The show is co-promoted by Daddy Kool/NoClubs and...ME under my Peripheral Records/Hip Hop Flavors Radio banner! Tix are still available at DaddyKool Tix. So get 'em while you still can!!
So there you have it. An absolute ton of good live shows for you to go see this weekend. No excuses! Don't be lame!! Go see at least one of them ya little monsters!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Grouch & Eligh "Boom" video ft Slug

Atmosphere this Saturday Aug 1st @ The State theatre in st pete.
Track produced by Amp Live of Zion I. Check all the cameos and Slug's dope NWO jacket haha.

Staple x New Balance 575 “White Pigeon”

A new New Balance - Jeff Staple 575 colorway is set to drop called the “White Pigeon”. The dark gray upper is exchanged in favor of white/off-white with the same fresh pink color themed after pigeon's feet. A release date is set for August.

info via mentalkicks.com

Friday, July 24, 2009

Jay-Z "Run This Town" leak for ya


The retirement was premature. hahaha. The Blueprint 3 is due out September 11th. Here is the leak for your weekend enjoyment.

Download: Run This Town

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Major Lazer X Skream "hold the line" rmx


caution, this song really only hits on a big system. The bass that skream drops is frightening.

Download: "hold the line" skream rmx

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jean-Michel Basquiat X Reebok Top Down models

Reebok continues their tribute collections to the late great Jean-Michel Basquiat with a couple of new sneaker releases showcasing the sportswear brand’s Top Down model. The kicks are given the Basquiat treatment with the use of the artists signature paintings printed on the uppers and contrasted with leather accents. The release is just a part of the Fall 2009 Collection which will see further inspired kicks. Both are now available via colette. I really loved the Julian Schnabel directed Basquiat bio-pic that came out '96 starring Jeffrey Wright as the titular artist/empresario. I still watch that film whenever it shows up on TV.
info @ hypebeast

Get Well MCA!!!!


hopefully this is just a bump in the rode. Good luck and my thoughts and prayers are with him.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Kid Sister Finally Set To Release Debut Album!!!!


Kid Sister's long awaited debut album is finally getting a release date!!! "Ultraviolet" is set to drop on Downtown Records October 6th.

When Kid Sister (aka Melisa Young) turned in her album, originally titled "Dream Date," in September of 2008, she pulled a daring move and asked Downtown to hold off on releasing it. "There were a few things about the album that irked me...the album wasn't cohesive", Young told Pitchfork in an interview earlier this year. Downtown allowed her some time to make the album what she wanted, and she went back to work with executive producer A-Trak and the rest of the creative team behind Fool's Gold. The result is the stunning "Ultraviolet." The album includes production by some of the most sought after, cutting edge producers working today (including A-Trak, Rusko, Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso, Sinden, XXXChange, Brian Kennedy, Herve, Yuksek and DJ Gant-Man) who all seem to have recognized the talent and star power that also motivated Kanye West to collaborate with her on 2007's Pro Nails single, helping in part to create the deafening buzz that surrounds her now. The album is 12 songs deep, with each track being mixed seamlessly into the next, creating a continuous mix of songs that contain an innovative approach to their perfectly honed pop sensibilities.


Tracklisting:
1. Right Hand Hi <--- Download
2. Life On TV
3. Daydreaming
4. Let Me Bang 2009
5. Big n Bad
6. Pro Nails (feat. Kanye West)
7. Step (feat. Estelle)
8. Switch Board (feat. DJ Gant-Man)
9. Get Fresh
10. 53421
11. You Ain't Really Down
12. Control

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hip Hop Flavors on Tonight Online


hip hop flavors tonight 1am - 4am EST online @ this address

Hip Hop Flavors is the best damn hip hop show period. Oh you didn't know???

Hosted by DJ lazy alongside B.C. & Nilla, it's an outlet for the oldest of the old and the newest of the new and everything in between in Hip Hop Culture. The three-hour mix features new, cutting edge, indy/underground hip hop that can't be found anywhere else on the dial.

Flavors also provides an outlet for the many talented local artists throughout Tampa Bay and the rest of Florida, often giving artists their first exposure on the air. You can also count on hearing from some of your favorite (or soon to be favorite artists) who call in to chat. Past interviews have included Zion I, The Jungle Brothers, Humpty Hump, Buckshot, E-Swift, Sole, Deepspace 5, WeeBeeFoolish, Hangar 18, Aceyalone, Afu Ra, Grouch & Eligh, Pigeon John, Astract Rude, and many others. All this is mixed together with a healthy dose of humor, turntable trickery and opinionated rants. Come listen to the show and see why it really is, "the best damn hip hop show period."

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Funkghost "Vintage Futuristic" Video

6th annual EMRG+N+SEE Festival


The 6th annual EMRG+N+SEE Festival pulls together some of the brightest lights in the live and electronic music scene. This years internationally recognized headliners include: Flying Lotus, Daedelus, Plastician, Blockhead, SeanHayes, Gift of Gab (of Blackalicious), Lazer Sword, Random Rab, Tycho, Mochipet and many more premier music producers doing their body-moving wizardry live. The festival also showcases art installations from regional sculptors, digital artists and painters,transformational workshops, organic food vendors and a marketplace featuring independently produced boutique clothing and accessories. It all takes place July 17th-20th in Macleay, Oregon, 45 minutes south of Portland. Pre-sale tickets are available online through the festival website, InTicketing and select physical locations in Oregon. See Festival website for details: http://2009.emrgnsee.com

Daedelus is an experimental music producer based out of LA. Daedelus pioneered using the Monome in conjunction with Max/MSP for live performances. LAZER SWORD is a SF-based live electronic act and production duo at the forefront of an emerging sound fusing anything from rap, electro, dub- step, and grime together to form a new kind of club experience. Blockhead is a Hip hop producer based in Manhattan. Aside from his solo efforts released on Ninja Tune, he is most associated with producing beats for AesopRock and others on Definitive Jux. The Bounce brigade is Freak Funk and Danger Russ. Freak Funk brings the Crunk/Funk whomp to the live melodic/harmonic journey that is Danger Russ to create a new style of booty shaken Beats. Chip Chop is a live production and percussion duo featuring Portland-based producer Graintable and Lake Tahoe, CA producer/drummer AD/AM. The two grind together filthy synth noises, sub shaking basses, and back breaking drum patterns to create a glitched out bass heavy massacre that ignites dancefloors and melts faces! danger russ is the combination of live, acoustic, electronic, jazz, world music (ethnic), and soul. Anahata Sound creates soundscapes of heartfelt eclectica, drawing from diverse international influences. The Great Mundane’s twisting textures, catchy drum whips, and unique soundscapes leave us with a melodic collage that is unlike anything we’ve heard before. Portland-based saQi creates eclectic electronica that maintains a balance between organic and synthetic sound. Uprise is a Live PA duo headed by musician/producer and budding DJ, Paul Knight. Uprise began as a solo laptop project, with the addition of live drumming and heavy synth Bass guitar combined with melodic rhythmic textures and samples creates a serious live set.

Download Sampler: EMRG+N+SEE

Monday, July 6, 2009

Fresh New Sneaker Wolf X New Balance collabo "Metal Footers"


Mita sneakers drops a scintillating collaboration between Sneaker Wolf and New Balance. A new MT576V (v stands for velcro), called the Metal Footers. Designed by mita’s principle designer who goes by the name Sneaker Wolf, the Metal Footers constitute 2 design concepts – the prototype (exclusive to mita sneakers) nature of the MT576 series and Japan’s fascinations with robotics. In creating the elaborate network of “illustrated pipes”, the graphics adorning the forefoot and portion of the rear, Sneaker Wolf applied free hand illustrations first before each wass laser-etched by machine. The graphic also repeats itself on the sockliner, along with a Sneaker Wolf caricature motif.

The matte grey, metallic silver mita sneakers x sneaker wolf x New Balance MT576V Metal Footers Edition will be available at few selected retailers around the world on Saturday, July 11th. Meanwhile, mita sneakers is currently accepting pre-launch purchases on it website.

. Retailing for ¥18,900 (Approx. $197 USD), they're now available at the mita Japan online store.

Atmosphere "Leak At Will" EP




A brand new Atmosphere EP. Below is the description and download instructions.

hello party people. as we approach the launch of our new digital online store anthony and myself have put together another project that we are giving away for free to any of you who sign up for a user account on our online store www.FifthElementOnline.com. the project is a 7 song ep called LEAK AT WILL, and it was a lot of fun to make. nothing too serious, just smiles and cries. consider it another “thank you” for all of the support you have offered us over the years.

1. click the download link below, that will take you to fifth element online (the official rhymesayers entertainment store) 2. add “LEAK AT WILL” to your cart (added at $0.00) 3. click “check out” and enjoy your new ep and again, thank you very much. have a good summer. see you later player.

Atmosphere - Leak At Will

If that site is still down, grab it here courtesy of iLLRoots.

If both of those links aren't working, try here. Or HERE. If all 4 are down, just wait a couple days then try the first one again. That's the official link and should be working soon.

A-trak & Treasure Fingers Last Night In Tampa

The Fool's Gold 10,00 LB HamburgerTour came through last night. Good Times! Sometimes I wonder about Tampa though. Because in my head this show shoulda been absolutely jam packed to the rafters with people. It wasn't and that is more an indictment of Tampa than it is of the performers because despite the absence of Rye Rye, who I was really stoked to see, Treasure Fingers (from ATL) and A-trak absolutely killed it! Go check out Treasure Finger's site and myspace and soundcloud for some dope remixes of his. Props to THX Mgmt., Reax and Pulp for putting this together.
Here's some pics.