Monday, June 29, 2009
Wale, has finally released his long awaited “Back to the Feature” mixtape. The mixtape is a collaboration with producer, 9th Wonder, mixed by Nick Catchdubs and is presented to us via Lifted Research Group (LRG). The mixtape features heavy production from 9th Wonder and artists including Big Sean, Young Chris, Jean Grae, Joe Budden, Currensy, Talib Kweli, Joell Ortiz, and more.
Download: "Back To The Feature"
Here’s Izza Kizza’s follow up to his extremely popular mixtape "Kizzaland." Nick Catchdubs is back on the mix. You know, the guy who just put together Wale's mixtape "Back To the feature." The mixtape features all new music from Izza. Featuring spots from David Banner, Colin Munroe, Lil Wayne & Birdman. Izza Kizza to used be on Timbalands label, but it doesn’t seem like that’s the case anymore. Looks like Decon is gonna be releasing his full length in the Fall. Check out the tape.
Download: "The Wizard Of Iz"
Friday, June 26, 2009
South Central Los Angeles' K-Boy “The Prince," an affiliate of Glasses Malone’s Blu Division and Mack 10’s Hoo Bangin’ labels, and a member of the duo Bloc Boyz alongside partner Ace, has just released a brand new mixtape with DJ Skee and Dow Jones called the “California Earthquake.”
If you haven't figured it out already this young dude is West Coast to the fullest and he brings that G-funk sound back with a vengeance on “California Earthquake." K-Boy teams up with two of the most well-known DJs on the West Coast – Skee and Dow Jones and the mixtape is hosted by DJ Ill Will. It also includes a who's who of West Coast Hustlas like Nipsey Hussle, Jay Rock, Glasses Malone, Tyga and more.
If you're a fan of next generation L.A. gangsta rappers you might recognize K-boy from videos like Tyga’s “Cali Love,” G.Malone’s “Haterz,” “Sun Come Up” and “60 Million Dollar Flow” from the Next Day Air soundtrack, plus Nipsey Hussle’s “Hussle in the House” and Jay Rock’s “All My Life” on MTV Jamz and BET, K-Boy is making sure everyone gets to know his face and name.
Check the mixtape out and see for yourself if K-boy can bring the West Coast back.
Download: "California Earthquake" but get it quick because the mixtape link goes down on June 28th. Go Get It!!!!
Download: "West Coast" ft Tyga
Download: "Dubbz Up"
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Yep, Michael Jackson, The King Of Pop, has died. I am surprised to admit that I was actually choked up when I found out. I was at the gym on a treadmill, minding my own business and listening to the DNAE Beats Mixtape "There's a Wormhole In My Bathroom." As the news came in across the multiple television screens lined up in front of the workout machines I realized that my pulse had risen for a reason that had nothing to do with a cardio workout. I had to brush away tears. In that room full of testosterone I was grateful to be sweating so as not to appear soft in front of the Golds Gymrats. I've always considered myself more of a Prince fan than a Michael fan and generally identified with all things NOT pop throughout the 80's. But there is no doubt that Jackson and his family have had an idelible impact on American culture and, as such, have quietly made an impact on my life that I wasn't entirely aware of until the moment that he passed away. Perhaps it's my age or the recent birth of my first child but I couldn't help but think of my own mortality. This man was a cultural icon before I was born and remained one, despite all the sublime and horrifying elements of his personal life, right up until the day that he died. He had a Disney ride for God's sake!! Rest In Peace Michael Jackson. There will never be another like you.
SLAUGHTERHOUSE (Joe Budden, Royce Da 5'9", Joell Ortiz and Crooked I).
"Woodstock Hood Hop" produced by Nottz and featuring MOP is what I got for you.
Look out for Slaughterhouse on this summer's Rock The Bells Tour.
Also check out their self titled LP "SLAUGHTERHOUSE"
dropping August 11th on Slaughterhouse/ Koch Records.
Cali-based emcee and producer Jason Soto aka CookBook is proud to announce his newest release and romp through the past, "I Love the 80's". CookBook weaves movie references, synthesizers, techno dance sounds—alotta the greatest elements of the 80s—to create a celebration of a time known for aerobics and “The Breakfast Club.” Believe me when I tell ya that you're gonna recognize the tracks and samples. (Probably the reason that this is being given away for free if you ask me.)
Most people know CookBook as a member of the super rap collective LA Symphony. In 1999, the group’s critically acclaimed debut album, "Composition No. 1," thrust them into the national spotlight. Since then, they’ve released five full-lengths, and two EPs. The last release they had was "Unleashed" in 2007. And though the group is still together, CookBook and fellow LAS member UNO Mas have been busy in the studio working on several projects of their own.
"I Love the 80's" is far less a thug-homage to the decade than Prodigy’s recent "Product of the 80s"…CookBook’s style is lighter and quirkier, and the rhymes effortlessly weave in and out of 80s nostalgia. With tracks like “Die Hard,” “Molly Ringwald,” “Inner Space,” and “Growing Pains”, Cookbook uses colorful 80s-inspired samples and clever rhymes to successfully declare his love for the 80s. Slap on your neon and jogging suits, lace up your Reeboks, and get ready for a trip back in time—CookBook style! For fans of Pigeon John, the 80's, and good hip hop!!
The real dope thing about this release is that Cookbook is giving the whole thing to you for FREE!!!sphereofhiphop.com has "I Love The 80's" available for free download right now. Go over there and check out this record! Do this IMMEDIATELY!!! Tell 'em kicks-n-jams and DJ lazy sent ya!
This video for the track "Slick Talk" off Keelay & Zaire's "Prelude To Drive" features cameos from Kee & Zee in the flesh, but the star of the picture is industry veteran known to some as Nightclubber Lang of The Boom Bap Project, and known to others as Karim Panni, founder of MYX Music Label. The video showcases the three at spots all around New York City, with backdrops of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, underground scenes at the 57th street subway stop, and visits to local record stores as Nightclubber spits his slick talkin' rhymes.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The Movie isn't due until March 2010 but these photos that were just released have me ready to line up for a ticket right now! That Helena Bonham Carter pic is just eerie.
I don't care what people think. I've always been down with Trick Daddy. I was the only white boy in the club when he came to Sarasota and a riot popped off during his set. Cats were jumping over the bar and grabbing the cash registers! Even before all that happened he was a real cool guy. Took time to chat with me in the DJ booth and was just basically a really down to earth kinda person. This was before "You Don't Know Nann," before mainstream fame really hit him. He was just a hood star with huge street cred and in my opinion he still carries himself that way. To me "Dro in The Wind" with Cee-lo is still a summertime Florida anthem. And my favorite, blow the club up, track of all time from him is (of course) "Let's Go" ft Lil John and Twista. So here is his brand new single "This The Shit That I live" off the new album "Finally Famous" so rock that shit!!!!
Download: "This The Shit that I Live"
Arguably the hardest working rap group in America, Atmosphere are announcing the final tour in support of their sixth studio album, "When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold" on Rhymesayers Entertainment and the recent reissue of, "God Loves Ugly" .The last leg of the When God Gives You Ugly tour is set to include a number of festivals, including Lollapalooza, 10,000 Lakes, Outside Lands, and a headlining show at Red Rocks, CO, with Eyedea and Abilities, Aesop Rock, Murs and up-and-coming Minneapolis rockers, Attracted to Gods.
Atmosphere's sixth studio album "When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold" debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200. The single off the album, "You", was performed on Conan O'Brian, Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel's late night shows, and got major airplay across the globe. Recently, Atmosphere headlined the second annual Soundset festival, playing in front of a reported 15,000 people in Shakopee, MN.
Atmosphere hits St. Pete on August 1st this summer at the state theatre with Eyedea & Abilities and Attracted To Gods for the final leg of the When God Gives You Ugly Tour July 23 - August 29, 2009.
And here is Slug battlin Brother Ali's son Faheem.
Atmosphere - Greatest Rap Battle Ever: Slug Vs Faheem - video powered by Metacafe
Monday, June 22, 2009
The Blue Lobster Dunk SB will be bagged, tagged and sealed in a HAZMAT foam container. Each pair will be joined by an official Nike SB tee, hang tag and lace lock. The first 200 pairs will come with 1 of 2 Concepts x Alien Workshop skate decks, with a release scheduled for Saturday, June 20, 2009, at 11:00 am, at $250.00 USD. Concepts will also be raffling off a pair of the original Red Lobster from 2008. Raffle tickets will be sold for $10 each and the drawing will be held immediately following the release on June 20th.
Thanks to hypebeast for the news.
The “Blue Loster” Dunk SB has been launched officially last saturday at Concepts. According to the interview, the assortment rate of getting a Yellow Lobster is only 2%, 1 of 50, at the limited packaging Blue Lobster release. There were 250 pair at release, so 5 of them are yellow, and 245 are just blue lobsters. Yellow lobsters are one of the rarest lobsters in the world. You have a 1 in 30 million chance of catching one, rare genetic mutation produces yellow lobsters.
In line with the New Balance celebration of the 99X series in 2009, New Balance Japan and New Balance Singapore decided to re-interpret the CM999. The idea of using animals as inspiration for this special collection is implemented onto the CM999 model by Mita of Japan and Leftfoot of Singapore. Here you get a sneak peek of the CM999 LNH and the CM999 GYM which are due to drop this coming September 2009 at Hanon.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Here is the press release from the kids of PULP. Kinda sucks that their night got jacked out from under 'em but at least they can still bring some of the most vital dance music DJs in the world here to little ole Tampa. 2 years is a pretty good run for any night and even if they didn't quite make it to 2 years it is still damn impressive!!
After 2 years of bringing the most innovative content to the Tampa dance sub-culture PULP will be celebrating its two year anniversary in the Imperial Theatre @ Czar. Dim Mak frontman and international assassination target Steve Aoki will be headlining the PULP 2 Year Anniversary with Pauly Crush, The Crate Brothers and PULP newcomer Drop Dead George. NOTE: This event takes place in the Imperial Ballroom at Czar and is NOT part of Filthy Richard or other Friday night promotions at Czar. You will need to buy tickets in advance or at the Imperial Theatre Door. Tickets Available @ The Reax Space or Online
Download: Chris Cornell "Part Of Me" Steve Aoki rmx
Friday, June 19, 2009
WU-TANG CHAMBER MUSIC is a brand new project from the Wu-Tang which pairs original Clan MCs with classic ‘90s Rap veterans.
The album will be in-store June 30th. It features: Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, RZA, U-God and Inspectah Deck, along-side classic hip hop MCs such as AZ, Cormega, Havoc (Mobb Deep), Kool G Rap, M.O.P., Masta Ace, Sadat X (Brand Nubian) and Sean Price (Heltah Skeltah).
CHAMBER MUSIC’s throw-back sound is inspired by classic soul and kung fu imagery. It features a combination of new beats and live instrumentation by Brooklyn soul band The Revelations (all supervised by RZA).
Download: "ILL FIGURES" ft. Raekwon, M.O.P. & Kool G Rap
Mickey Factz has a track called "who's hotter?" that I think is just outstanding. It is on this new mixtape that was sent out to me yesterday. Apparently he has also signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation imprint. Mickey's myspace page has another downloadable mixtape called "The Inspiration" and a pretty fresh video on there as well.
Download: Mixtape VOL 84
Download: "who's hotter?"
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The New Balance M850 returns for Fall and comes as part of the Life Sciences pack. I really like the durability and comfort of the M850 silhouette and this colorway is gonna be a sweet Fall addition. These sneakers feature a mix of synthetic and leather uppers with a distinctive bamboo textured leather saddle and mesh toebox/outer collar. The color pops on the mid-sole complete the form. The 850 comes in two strong colorways with matching laces that stand out of the crowd, while maintaining an overall clean look. The pack is available for pre-order from Hanon.
DJ AM and Travis Barker joined forces and put together “Fix Your Face Vol. 2.″ A mixtape of a lotta mashups that they have been playing out all over the country and most recently at Coachella '09.
Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name,” Fatman Scoop’s “Put Your Hands in the Air” and Jay-Z’s “Public Service Annoucement.” All together in one track?!?! Pretty cool.
Download: "Fix Your Face Vol 2"
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Download: Wale "Chillin" remix
Monday, June 15, 2009
Major Lazer is set to drop "Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do" on the world Tuesday June 16th. Here is a little preview and some links to the label Downtown Records and a spot where you can pick up a limited edition t-shirt collabo between OBEY & MAD DECENT! I really like the Lehtmojoe remix of "hold the line" (with the dope Toto sample!!)
Download: "hold the line" lehtmojoe rmx
Major Lazer is a Jamaican commando who lost his arm in the secret Zombie War of 1984. The US military rescued him and repurposed ... experimental lazers as prosthetic limbs. Since then Major Lazer has been a hired renegade soldier for a rogue government operating in secrecy underneath the watch of M5 and the CIA. His cover is that of a dancehall night club owner from Trinidad and he enlisted the help of long-time allies and uber-producers, Diplo and Switch, to produce his first LP. His true mission is to protect the world from the dark forces of evil that live just under the surface of a civilized society. He fights vampires and various monsters, parties hard, and has a rocket powered skateboard.
As part of a plan to subdue the forces of evil with a batch of futuristic dancehall bangers, the three encamped at Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica to record the Major Lazer record. The product of this collaboration is Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do, a collection of tracks that draws from the rich dancehall tradition of Jamaica, the futuristic dance-floor-killing aesthetic of Diplo and Switch, and contributions from some of the biggest names in dancehall today. The record runs global pop culture through the filter of Major Lazer’s particular brand of 80’s-inspired digital dancehall, at once an homage to a bygone era and a look to the future of dance music.
Diplo (Philadelphia-based DJ and producer Wesley Pentz), incorporates such disparate influences as Miami Bass and Baile Funk into the high-tech ecclecticism of his productions. Known for his forward-thinking productions for MIA, Bonde Do Role and many others, and for the solo LP of cinematic, sample-based hip hop entitled Florida he recorded for the Ninja Tune imprint. Diplo is also the founder and owner of Mad Decent records, which has put out records by DJ Blaqstarr and Bonde do Role.
Switch (the pseudonym of British producer and DJ Dave Taylor) is the owner of one of the most progressive and respected underground dance music labels around, Dubsided. His work as producer is revered by critics, emulated by his fellow DJs, and sweated hard by dance floors on both sides of the Atlantic. Switch also permanently endeared himself to the bespectacled music cogniscenti with his contribution to Santigold’s critically acclaimed self-titled debut.
Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do comes out on Downtown Records on June 16th, 2009.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
pretty cool from DJ Earworm
Friday, June 12, 2009
New Balance preview an upcoming release from their Summer 2009 Collection featuring one of their more popular platforms, in the MTG580. The kicks combine the companies commitment to quality, comfort, and technical details with the implementation of a water-proof Gore-Tex liner amongst various material choices. Two gradient colorways, including a black/white and pink/yellow, look to release soon at New Balance retailers. These shoes are quite simply amazing. The gradient blasts the already dope gore-tex concept out into the stratosphere. I am gonna be tracking both colorways down. Just look at how the gradient is included on all parts of the sneaker (all the way down to the laces!!)
This mixtape is literally chock full of new and unreleased music from artists that we have been playing on Hip Hop Flavors for the last couple of years. I gotta admit that I never woulda bet on the mainstream popularity of this stuff when I first started rockin' it on the show. I guess Kanye has one more thing to gas up his ego because none of these cats would have half the exposure that they do if not for him.
Download: The Fake Shore Drive Mixtape
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Prophit is a young up and coming emcee in Tampa Bay with a sound and style that people are gonna wanna hear about. I play his single "Doin' My Thang" on the radio (HIP HOP FLAVORS WMNF) every week. On "09 is Mine Vol 2." he taps DJ Headbussa to host and proceeds to deliver track after track of fire!! Go over to his myspace page right here
and check out the new mixtape here.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
FRIDAYS JUST GOT HOT!! YOU NEED S.P.F.!!
SPF = Super Party Fridays
Every Friday @ Orpheum
Vox in Verse
The Florida Jammers
SPECIAL GUEST DJ: GEORGE SKRAPITS of PULP the Party!
$1 Tequila Shots
$3 PBR Tall Boy w/ Tequila Shot!!!!
$3 Tequila Sunrise
$5 Johnny Vega (red bull, watermelon & tequila)
There is a new club night in Tampa! S.P.F (superpartyfridays) It is the craziest, sweatiest, awesomest night of the summer! Featuring VOX IN VERSE in their very first club residency alongside The FLA JAMMERS (DJ RIG & DJ LAZY). Electro, fidget, b-more, club crushers, glitch hop, sleaze and anything awesome is the rule and there will be no exceptions and no excuses not too shake your asses off. All that combined with crazy tequila drink specials from The Orpheum and special guest DJs are making this THE night to be at in Tampa. Go check out the S.P.F. myspace page and visit VOX IN VERSE page too!
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