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

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.

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:

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 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.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Super Party Fridays July 3rd Jam!


The best pre-4th of July party in Tampa, starting July 3rd at 11PM @ The Orpheum, is here this friday!

Get ready to drink, dance, and shake your ass to the tunes of VOX IN VERSE, in their first residency ever, spinning the newest and hottest in indie dance, baltimore, club crushers, noize, and Chicago southside juke. Alongside them are the FLA JAMMERS spinning the best in dubstep, sleaze, glitch hop, and indie rock.




$1 Red Headed Sluts
$1 Buttery Nipples
$1 Alabama Slammer
$1 Washington Apple
$1 Sex ON the Beach
$1 Lemon Drops

Email your full name to to get on the guest list and get in free before midnight.

Doors at 11PM, 18 and up, 5$ entry

The Orpheum, 1902 Ave Republica De Cuba Tampa, FL 33605 (corner of 8th ave/14th st)


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Slaughterhouse "The One"

Download: "The One"

Blaq Poet Drops "The Blaqprint" DJ premier prod.

The dude is pretty fresh. I remember his verses from when he was in Screwball back in the day (I gotta dig those 12"s outta the record crate now haha!). Old School NY Boom Bap style throughout but it's DJ Premier so you know it's official. Blaq Poet has been leaking tracks for a couple months ("ain't nuttin changed," "hate") and now the full length is finally out. "The Blaqprint" dropped on Tuesday and despite the derivative title it's worth a listen.

Download: "Ain't Nuttin' Changed" rmx ft mc eiht & malay

Download: "S.O.S."

Denizen Kane "Holdin Up The Wall" Video

Tash "New Bikini" Video

Download: "New Bikini"

I Like Wale Even More Now

Download: "Sweatin' Out Weaves" off of "Back To The Feature" Mixtape

Pacific Division "Mayor" Video

Download: "Mayor"

Rye Rye is comin to Crowbar in tampa this weekend!!

It's been two years since barely-legal Baltimore babe Rye Rye and DJ Blaqstarr released the video clip for “Shake it to the Ground.” Her long-awaited first official solo single, a breakbeat-fueled B-More Club banger titled “Bang,” has been out for a few months now, and a club-themed video for the track has finally surfaced!

Bang,” which was produced by her mentor Blaqstarr and features guest-vocals from her other mentor M.I.A., is out now and available in a number of diverse formats from retailers everywhere. It's the first single from her forthcoming debut album, due out any time now on M.I.A.'s own N.E.E.T. Records label, distributed by Interscope.

Here is a remix of "Bang"
And "Shake it To The Ground" if you never got it

Rye Rye Live Dates

07-05 Tampa, FL - Crowbar *
07-08 Miami, FL - Liv *
07-11 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live *
07-13 Phoenix, AZ - Club Red *
07-14 San Diego, CA - Voyeur ^
07-16 San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
07-17 Portland, OR - Rotture ^
07-18 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey *
07-22 Vancouver, British Columbia - Richard's on Richards ^
07-23 Calgary, Alberta - Hi Fi *
07-24 Edmonton, Alberta - Star Lite Room ^
07-30 Ottawa, Ontario - Ritual Nightclub *
08-01 Montreal, Quebec - SAT *

* with A-Trak and Treasure Fingers
^ with A-Trak

Video! Lupe Fiasco - L.A.S.E.R. (Manifesto)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Yep, I'm a Huge Nerd

This rules!

New balance 2010 sneak peaks

New Balance presents some interesting styles for Spring/Summer 2010, both in terms of colors and in terms of materials. The New Balance 150 comes in some great looks next year, especially interesting for people that like it a little more colorful. But on the classic end the brand also delivers and in terms of materials it will get a little more technical, which is nice to see. via hypebeast

Royce Da 5'9"

Here is a new track while Royce preps the release of his highly-anticipated “Street Hop” LP, (due out on September 22nd), executive-produced by DJ Premier. That release has already generated overwhelming critical accolades alone with the release of street-singles “Shake This” and “Part Of Me” and the forthcoming self-titled debut LP from Bi-Coastal conglomerate Slaughterhouse (Royce 5’9, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz & Crooked I) on this summer.

As if that wasn't enough from the hip hop worlds foremost proponent of Patron sippin'...Royce will first be dropping a Digital only four song EP entitled “The Revival.” “The Revival” will be released on July 7th and will include new tracks from Royce’s “Street Hop” LP along with a new Slaughterhouse track and will be available at all major digital retailers. "Gun Harmonizing" (produced by Emile) is the first leak from Royce's "The Revival" EP.

Download: "Gun Harmonizing"