Thursday, November 17, 2011

B.C. drops "bombshelter" video

My man B.C. drops the long awaited first video from his most recent album "Time Pieces pt 2: The Surface" and it is, of course, a post-apocalyptic banger.  Beats by yours truly :-)
Check it out.  Hit like on youtube.  Tell a friend about it.  Post it on facebook.  Help my man out!

And for all you producers out there, B.C. has put all the track stems on his bandcamp page so get to the remixing!!!

Time Pieces pt 2: The Surface is available on itunes so go help a starving artist out!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Icebird (rjd2 And Aaron Livingston) Announce New Album, The Abandoned Lullaby

rjd2 and Aaron Livingston have formed the duo Icebird, and together, the prolific producer and talented singer are excited to announce their debut album, The Abandoned Lullaby, which will be released October 11th on rjd2's own label, RJ's Electrical Connections.

For rjd2, Icebird is the next step in a 10-year career that has seen him grow from heralded crate digger to celebrated instrumentalist and songwriter, composing the theme music for Mad Men and TNT's Inside The NBA, while releasing albums like The Third Hand and Colossus. With The Abandoned Lullaby, rj is expanding his repertoire, by stepping back. "I went into The Abandoned Lullaby knowing my role exactly," explains rj. "Both the engineering and producing – I was able to focus on both here totally, more than almost anything I've done before."

And it's because of Livingston that rj feels so comfortable in this new role. Livingston brings his own history to the table, taking part in the Black Lily jam sessions that birthed the careers of Jill Scott and Musiq Soulchild and being featured on The Roots' fan-favorite "Guns Are Drawn." The two first collaborated on "Crumbs Off The Table" from rj's Colossus album, and the resulting track had the two itching to work together again. "It was so exciting to see what Aaron would do with the songs," says rjd2. "He really is super clever as a writer."

Much of that cleverness is on display with "Going And Going. And Going," the album's lead single. rj's upbeat, snare- and guitar-heavy beat paves the way for Livingston's gritty, soulful vocals. "Language is always a code, and I wanted to use that idea to expand the range of what I can sing and say," explains Livingston, whose unique style shines through with lines like, "Forget your problems mama/ I'm the Dalai Lama up in here."

Sonically, "Going And Going. And Going" only touches on the musical diversity of The Abandoned Lullaby, which pulls from the duo's interest in creating art that mirrors life. "Stories about fabricated heroic shit don't interest me as much as something like a half-written lullaby," remarks rj. "I have an interest in art that portrays real world issues, that portrays the dichotomies of a 'balanced' human experience." The Abandoned Lullaby displays that balance throughout, making it easier for the duo to explore new artistic freedoms. "This is the first time I've had someone else at the controls for an entire project," explains Livingston. "It gave me room to really explore my voice – and what I can say with it."

Download:  "Going And Going. And Going"

Friday, July 8, 2011

Dirt Nasty and Jack Splash Create New Group 'Chainswangaz'

Here is the first of five videos/songs that are incredibly wrong, offensive and very funny. If you don't like wrong and offensive please delete.

Charlie Sheen & 2 Live Crew Star In The First Of A Five Part Video Series
Leading to Debut EP Dropping September 8th

Note: This is potentially offensive stuff if taken into the wrong perceptive mind. If you aren't into nasty hardcore sex humor and taking shots at everyone then read no further and click absolutely no links related to this.
The unpredictable and highly entertaining rapper Dirt Nasty and Grammy award winning producer Jack Splash have teamed up to form a new group called CHAINSWANGAZ. The group was formed out of a mutual love of hip hop, humor, all things nasty and a reverence for Rick Rubin, Too Short and 2 Live Crew. The duo called in said idols Too Short and 2 Live Crew to collaborate in the studio along with Warren G and made a hilariously wrong and impressively skillful EP and five videos.

The first single 'Steak And Mash Potatoes' features Brother Marquis of 2 Live Crew and the video features Charlie Sheen in his first ever music video appearance. Dirt says of Charlie's involvement in the project, "For some strange reason Charlie actually loves the music we're making and thinks I'm a good rapper." Jack Splash explains the impetus for the project as "My favorite producer is Rick Rubin and Dirt grew up in Oakland listening to Too Short and 2 Live Crew, so we decided to put those worlds together and do some brand new filthy shit and have some fun".

Chainswangaz will be releasing their first EP titled 'EXTENDED PACKAGE' for free download to all of their fans via their website on September 8th

Quotes from some friends (we didn't write them so don't shoot the messenger!):

"This is some music to get your dick sucked to!"---TOO SHORT

"Jack Splash is an enigma wrapped in a riddle inside the labyrinth! Dirt Nasty is brilliant at being exactly what he is: a pimp-ass Bay Area partyboy muthafucka! I love it!"---RAS KASS

"Not since Tony and Maria in Westside Story has there been such a beautiful White-Latino musical affair!"---STRETCH ARMSTRONG

"This is some outer space party shit...intergalactic booty shaking music"---ALCHEMIST

"I'm about as backpack as they come and I overly approve of this music. Need I say more?"---EVIDENCE

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dinner At The Thompson's performing in Tampa June 2nd

Dinner At The Thompson's, the French-American duo of songstress Lucille Tee and producer/multi-instrumentalist Fablive, is excited to release "It All Began," the latest single from their forthcoming sophomore album, "Off The Grid," which will be released on May 17th via Earth At Work Records. The new single is a funk-fueled groove with a strong bass line and some quirky instrumental samples, including a mix of brass and muffled electric keys, that serve as the perfect compliment for the song's weaving tales of seedy underworld characters courtesy of Lucille's strong story-telling.

Complimenting the song, director Guillaume Cosson filmed the video as a sequence shot, an uninterrupted weaving of shots that streams its way throughout the video, pulling the viewer further in with each new development. And as impressive as the video is -- which is to say, very; YouTube's Music Page will be featuring the video this Friday -- the super catchy hook, driven by Lucille's infectious vocals, is just as memorable, making this latest single from Dinner At The Thompson's a true standout.

Dinner At The Thompson's Off The Grid will be released May 17th on Earth At Work Records via FatBeats Distribution.

Download: "It All Began"
Download: "rice & beans" ft guilty simpson 
Download: "how can I"

Look for them live at the orpheum in tampa florida THURSDAY JUNE 2nd!  Get Advance Tix for $8!!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

DJ Lazy summertime mix available for download

I just put this quick 40 minute mix together for fun.  It has a kinda light summertime vibe to it.  lemme know whatcha think and pass it around.  I wanna get some hits for it on soundcloud!  do it now!!!
  Dj lazy mix april 2011 by lazy108

Get the mix HERE

Sunday, May 1, 2011


In anticipation of the release of their third and most accomplished album, Louisville-based post-punk trio Young Widows have announced plans for a full US tour in support of the masterful In and Out of Youth and Lightness, dropping April 12th, 2011 on Temporary Residence Limited. Spanning a monstrous seven weeks, the trek finds the band originating with a hometown record release show preceding a three-week route across the east coast and Midwest, followed by an additional two-week run from the Pacific Northwest down the west coast (full dates below). Joining the band on all dates will be Australian labelmates My Disco.

Over the past five years Young Widows have exhibited a diehard work ethic with their relentless tour schedule, resulting in an awe-inspiring live show that is quickly becoming the stuff of legend. To say the band control the atmosphere of a room would be an understatement - utilizing their own lighting, dense grooves, and subsuming sonic textures the trio offer performances that are wholly captivating; easily distinguishable as "events" rather than just "shows". Exhibiting a well-tuned convergence of punk intensity, foreboding atmosphere, and highly confident execution, the nine mini-epics that comprise In and Out of Youth and Lightness will undoubtedly prove a prime canvas for some of the most raw, emotional shows of the year.





April 28 - Louisville, KY - Headliner's
April 29 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
April 30 - Gainesville, FL - The Atlantic
May 1 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
May 2 - Orlando, FL - The Social
May 3 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
May 4 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone
May 5 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
May 6 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny brenda's
May 7 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
May 8 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
May 9 - Burlington, VT - The Monkey Bar
May 10 - Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo
May 11 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
May 12 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison
May 13 - Detroit, MI - Small's
May 14 - Chicago - Beat Kitchen
May 15 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
May 16 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
May 17 - Madison, WI - The Project Lodge
June 2 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
June 3 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
June 4 - Salt Lake City, UT - Burt's Tiki Lounge
June 5 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
June 7 - Seattle, WA - Comet Tavern
June 8 - Portland, OR - Rotture
June 10 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
June 11 - Los Angeles, CA - TBA
June 12 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
June 13 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
June 15 - Austin, TX - Red 7
June 16 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory

For more info

Dj Premier and Dynasty -Epic Dynasty (Official Video)

the girl dynasty doin her thing! fresh video and if you watch close you can get a glimpse of DJ lazy, B.C., DJ Sandman, Geno, Mudd Buddha, and The Orpheum!!! Good looks for tampa! And watch out on May 25th when Raekwon comes to the state theatre alongside Dynasty, The Rukus, Infinite Skillz, B.C. and DJ Sandman!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Balance Custom U574

New Balance Custom U574: "

Following the launch of New Balance’s Custom U574 initiative in New York, the brand further highlights the importance of its made in America customization process. New Balance’s Norridgewock, Maine factory handles roughly 25% of all New Balance “Made in the US” shoes as the customization process allows you several choices for design such as suedes, meshes, laces, logos and mid and outsoles. Head over to New Balance’s microsite to customize your pair of 574s.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sneaker Freaker: New Balance Will and Kate Royal Competition

Sneaker Freaker: New Balance Will and Kate Royal Competition: "

To commemorate the highly publicized Royal Wedding, which is scheduled to occur on April 29, New Balance has designed this limited edition pair of trainers. Handmade-to-measure from the most regal velvet suede and mesh materials, each pair comes complete with personalized “Will” and “Kate” embroidery. With only 10 pairs available worldwide, New Balance is hosting a Facebook competition this week to give the shoes away during the London Marathon. To be eligible, running couples named “WIlliam” and “Kate” must log on to the brand’s newly created page and upload photos of themselves for a chance to win.

Source: Sneaker Freaker

New Balance EM420 Pack

New Balance EM420 Pack: "

new balance em420 running sneaker pack

We take a first look at the new New Balance EM420 Pack. Consisting of three colorways of the running sneaker, they all come with clean perforated suede uppers and one accent color, featured on the heel, the mid-sole and the lining. A great line-up for the coming summer.

Further images of the other colorways of the sneaker follow after the jump.

Read the rest of New Balance EM420 Pack

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hail Mary Mallon "Are You Gonna Eat That?"

Rhymesayers has announced the signing and release of Hail Mary Mallon's debut record, Are You Gonna Eat That? for digital release on May 3rd, 2011 and physical CD and double colored, etched vinyl on June 7th 2011.  The trio comprised of Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, and DJ Big Wiz will premiere tracks from the upcoming record this April and May while on tour with Kimya Dawson. The group, named after the notorious early-twentieth-century disease-spreading cook known as Typhoid Mary, finds the longtime collaborators embracing their artistic chemistry in dense, funky tracks showcasing the scratching skills of Big Wiz. Their debut album, Are You Gonna Eat That?, won't be in shops until June 7th, but You can watch the video for the song, in which Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic deliver their verses live in a moving car.




Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Moe Green - "Swim Great (Frank Ocean Remix)"

With the Lion Heart EP nearing completion and the full length LP To Whom It May Concern slotted for release later this year, to say the Vallejo, CA representative Moe Green is keeping busy is an understatement. More fittingly, Green is swimming in a sea of ambition trying to keep his head above water. Hence the reason the young emcee felt the urge to remix “Swim Good,” a song from Frank Ocean’s recently released Nostalgia, Ultra album. “Man, the original was so powerful because to me it sounded like he was facing some problems that he wasn’t ready to handle” say’s Green on why he picked the track to remix. “I been through that and am still in that position in life.”

Flipping the track, Moe keeps the original beat and chorus in tact for "Swim Great," crafting his own similarly-themed and introspective verses, matching Ocean's turbulent crooning in an ode to endurance for those in need of encouragement.

Download: "Swim Great"

Rerezzed: Legacy - The Glitch Mob / Daft Punk Derezzed Remix Music Video

pretty much off the hook I'd say...
Glitch Mob coming to Tampa this summer!!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Jern Eye & Headnodic "Infinity Gems" EP

I initially slept on this.  but that doesn't mean that you should!
Lunar Heights frontman,  Jern Eye has teamed up with producer Headnodic (Crown City Rockers/Mighty Underdogs) to deliver their brand new collaborative EP, Infinity Gems, a six-track project that finds the duo attempting to recapture an era in hip-hop when each song was so finely crafted it could be considered a jewel.
Headnodic handles all of Infinity Gem‘s production work and Jern lays down the vocals in addition to guest artists One.Be.Lo, Nightclubber Lang, Roc C, Khai Sharrieff, Kewl Chris and Ms. K, with DJ Icewater supplying the cuts on Ruckus.

download it: Infinity Gems

Kito & Reija Lee- Sweet Talk EP Out Now!

this is definitely worth a listen! Kito is one of the nicest producers doin it right now.
Kito & Reija Lee- Sweet Talk EP Out Now!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Frank Ocean "Nostalgia, Ultra"

Frank Ocean Just Released His Album NOSTALGIA, Ultra. You Might Have Heard Him On The Mellowhype Album, And Will be Featured On The Upcoming GOBLIN Album from Tyler, The Creator. Wolves Know How To Sing Too.
This has rocketed into my favorite release of 2011!

Download: "nostalgia, ultra"

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Bundle Up" 1st single from The Cool Kids Debut album

Finally!!!! The Cool Kids have come back to the hip hop landscape they helped create. Designer street-wear labels, mad limited availability kicks, stripped down beats and fresh rhymes. "When Fish Ride Bicycles" is set to be released via Green Label Sound Spring 2011.
Grab the song here and feel free to post it up!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mic Terror "Hiooo" single Flosstradamus RMX

Stripped down, Chicago as hell, and ready for cars and i-pods alike, Little Owl recordings( the folks who brought you DEV) presents: "Hiooo" a new single by the black Bart Simpson himself, Mic Terror.

Check out: "Hiooo" flosstradamus rmx
"Hiooo" original (I kinda dig the original more...)

A bit about Mic Terror:

"Hiooooooo!" When you hear this signature call you know that it means a good time. You know it means juking, drink and good music,you know that it means debauchery madness and all around fun, you know that it means Mic Terror. Mic is the next big thing to come out of Chicago rap. He is a rapper who rhymes with rapid-fire punch lines, startling accuracy, and big enough balls to say what's on his mind. Mic is preparing to take the world by storm, armed with a new school style and old-school swagger and a presence that is all his own.

Mic Terror - Cold As Hell - Dir. Da Visionaryz

Friday, January 7, 2011

New Balance M1500RBB Spring 2011

Yet another interesting New Balance release for Spring 2011. I really like this eye-catching colorway! The M1500 RBB Made in England comes beginning of January in a solid OG colorway, with nubuck and mesh uppers. These are now up for pre-order from End.

La MJC x colette “Vivre Sans Temps Mort” New Balance 1500

I am getting this while I'm in France...Period!
Paris creative agency La MJC and colette got together with New Balance to create the “Vivre Sans Temps Mort1500 sneaker. The slogan used for the sneaker is one of the core slogans of the agency since the very beginning and describes a state of mind that is restless. The upper of the sneaker comes in a nice red/white/grey combination, using lots of premium leathers and mesh. Produced in the Flimby factory in the UK, the sneakers will be released at colette and in the Cool Cats online store December 18th.

Highs & Lows x New Balance 577 “Night & Day” Pack

After emerging onto the international sneaker scene with a collaboration with Reebok, Highs & Lows (HAL) now team up with New Balance on a two-pack of sneakers dubbed Night & Day. The Day 577 is inspired by the beach, lazy barbecues and the city’s blue skies and golden sun. For the Night 577, a stealthier package was the basis with black full-grain leather and raw nubuck with 3M detailing. I'm a total sucker for a cool insert too and the sun and moon inserts on this pack take the cake! A release is set for April 2010. Just in time for my birthday...

New Balance x Hectic x Mita MT580 ‘10th Anniversary’

It has been 10 years since this collaboration started up. For a while there it was very much the icon of New Balance within sneaker culture, since it's spawned numerous other colabs in Japan and around the world. Sad to say the New Balance USA versions have never lived up to their international counterparts or my own expectations. But I still love this Hectic X Mita X New Balance MT580 series. This special 10th anniversary version comes in a bold blue and yellow, and is available online at Hanon.

Nonnative x New Balance CM1500 “Coyote”

Here is the new Nonnative x New Balance CM1500 “Coyote." The running shoe will drop in Japan on January 3rd at Tokishirazu and other select retailers. I have to admit I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. It kinda reminds me of a simpler version of a previous New balance design and colorway. But the interwebs seem to be goin crazy for this sneaker so here it is.

New Balance X Huf 205 and snowboarding boot

New for Spring 2011 is a collaboration between San Fransisco skate institution Huf and New Balance. A minimal design takes form through both a 790 Snowboarding Boot and 205 light weight running shoe. The colorway on these is just scintillating. Both will be available January 8th at Huf and 686.

New Balance MT580 Gore-Tex

I have to admit that the MT580 has lost some of it's luster over the last few years for me. That has little to do with a quality release like this one and everything to do with the inept and downright cheap approach that New Balance USA has taken to marketing it's wide releases. Bad design, lame colorways and all around cheaply manufactured materials have marred what had once been New Balance's premier Sneakerhead silhouette. And yes, I am talking about the initial American rollout of the MT580 in the states. They fucked it up big time! So much so that I know of more than one New Balance shop that simply chose to stop carrying anything other than technical runners and cross trainers from their own brand! Here's hoping that going forward in 2011 New Balance can regain some of that quality and bring the MT580 back stronger than ever.

An internationally popular model in the New Balance stable of sneakers, the MT580 Gore-Tex shoe has earned its following over the years, and this new Gore-Tex model is sure to continue that trend. A mix of solid and perforated leather on the uppers and a natural gum-rubber sole (I love gum soled shoes!!) with contrasting linings, this shoe has a lot going on.
Available February 2011 at Mita.

New Balance 574 Sonic Spring/Summer 2011

The New Balance 574 Sonic, a “sonic welded” version of their iconic running shoe, uses heat and pressure to seamlessly fuse the sneakers’ panels together. For Spring/Summer 2011, the shoe comes in new off-white and maroon colorways. Pre-order from End for a February release.

New Balance M564

New Balance
mix things up with these sleek M564s. Featuring a one-piece perf toe that pops off in plush suede, the heel is held firm thanks to a unique wrap-around ribbon that forms the upper eyelets. as seen in Sneakerfreaker issue 20

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hip Hop Flavors WMNF 88.5 features Public Enemy's 1st album

Tonight on the first Hip Hop Flavors of 2011! They're gonna feature Public Enemy's debut album "yo! bum rush the show" and ALL of the samples used by the bomb squad in making the album. 1AM-4AM EST
Go listen online at Hip Hop Flavors
the show will air from 1 AM to 4AM EST but is then available 24/7 at the above link to stream for the next 7 days. Pass it on and tell a friend about it!