Jumat, 11 April 2008

UniverSOUL Productions’ Weblog

“For the love of it…” - Our soul desire

The following is what Janelle wrote to her fans:

Since I didn’t have all of your email addresses, I felt that this would be the best way to ensure that you get this message.

..During recent years, you have followed me - Janelle Monáe - and my fellow Wondaland Arts Society members as we have embarked on an adventurous journey to bring people together through the power of art and music. This odyssey began because we at The Wondaland Arts Society set out to bond with true supporters, such as you, to build a space within the music industry where artists can paint new colors and create new sounds.

So first I would like to thank you all. Thank you for supporting Suite 1: The Chase. Thank you for supporting the idea of the suite. And thank you for supporting this message of hope and freedom. Because of your support we now have the opportunity to truly change things on a global scale through a unique partnership: a joint venture between my recording label, The Wondaland Arts Society and Bad Boy/Atlantic Records. In addition, Antwan ’Big Boi’ Patton of Outkast will continue to serve as a collaborator and co-executive producer.

This venture is unprecedented: it will help the big embrace the power of the small. It will remind the world that creativity, imagination and beauty still matter. That people the world over have the same concerns: they love wonder. And they love a good story, a good melody, products that are put together with care and engineered to heal the soul. Simply put, this pact offers us a brand new way to make magic: we get to continue trying new ideas in a much bigger ocean. And we’re more than excited about it.

..Our new partners and colleagues at Bad Boy/Atlantic Records are excited about this joint venture as well. They strongly support my message and music. They are also quite aware of my core values and understand that they must be maintained and upheld at all costs.

These values are driven by the many experiences that have shaped my life and story thus far, and I take them quite seriously. I am striving to be a great light to my community, and throughout this relationship I want to make you proud on a global level because I represent you, my true supporters, both locally and around the world. That said, there may be times when I disagree with some of the ideas of my partners, friends or supporters, but rest assured that my core values will not be broken or compromised. I will stick fast to these ideals and will not allow the divisive policies and ideas of the past to marginalize or further segregate music lovers and true supporters of my music.

I feel this movement is beyond independent or mainstream. Soul or rock. Black or white. Pompadour or perm. Saddle shoes or high heels. It’s about altering history through a great new era of music and art.

With these important things in mind, I would now like to invite you to join The Chase- an official assembly of Janelle Monáe ambassadors. This assembly is important to me: you have been hand selected to join this group because over time you have supported me in many ways–perhaps buying a CD or T-shirt, attending a show and screaming from the front row, or educating others about what it means to be an alien from outer space. Again guys, thank you for your support. And I look forward to working with you as we make the future a safer place for androids. To join this official delegation, visit this link:http://www.janellemonae.com/theChase.htm. Until then my friend…

Let The Chase Begin!!!!!



2008-detroitmovestour.jpgSo my brothers in this Detroit hip hop shit are finally on tour overseas together as DJ Dez, House Shoes along with Phat Kat and Elzhi as Cold Steel hit Europe this month. Dates and cities are as followed. Check your local listings for more venue and show information.

Apr 16 2008 Rust - Copenhagen
Apr 17 2008 Stall6 - Zurich
Apr 18 2008 LeRomandie - Lausanne
Apr 19 2008 Kassablanca - Jena
Apr 20 2008 TBA - Warszana
Apr 23 2008 Roxy - Wien
Apr 24 2008 Batofar - Paris
Apr 25 2008 Loco Mateo - Valencia
Apr 26 2008 TBA - Barcelona
Apr 30 2008 Golshaus - Vechta
May 2 2008 Halle02 - Heidelberg
May 3 2008 TBA - Stuttgart


It’s been 2 years now since Proof was shot.  Let’s focus on the music and positive things Proof has done.

Rare freestyle of Eminem and Proof


Supposedly Guns N Roses have finally finished their album after 14 year and over $13 million.  At least that’s the word on the streets and what I read on Press Play > Fashion Forward >>.  Like most fans, I LOVE old Guns N Roses.  Classic!  But, since then Axl Rose has butchered the name and image of the once great band.  I am very skeptical.

Word is there will also be a GNR reality TV show.  

I’m seriously getting pretty sick of mash-ups, let alone Jay-Z mash-ups, but I do love Fela Kuti and think this might be decent.  To be honest, I probably won’t listen to it at all, but on the strength of Fela’s music, it’ll make the blog.  If you listen to this, let me know what you think.

In which ChiTown DJ Mike Love meets Jay Z and Fela in a mixtape showdown. Here is the tracklisting and the Fela samples used. Download link below. 
1. Intro 
“Army Arrangement” from, the Best Of Fela Kuti (2000)
“VIP” from, VIP (1979) 
2. Pray 
“Sorrow Tears And Blood” from, the Best Of Fela Kuti (2000)
3. American Dreaming
“Upside Down” from Album, Upside Down (1976)
4. Hello Brooklyn
“Mistake” from Live! (With Ginger Baker), (1971) 
5. No Hook
“Ariya” from album, Roforofo Fight/The Fela Singles (1972) (2006) 
6. Roc Boys
“Water No Get Enemy” from, Expensive Shit, (1975)
“Mop / movement of the people” from Live in Amsterdam (1984). 
“Stop The Violence” from, By Any Means Necessary-BDP (1988)
7. Sweet 
“My Lady Frustration” The’69, Los Angeles Sessions (1993)
8. I Know 
“Confusion” from, Confusion (1975)
9. Party Life
“Viva Nigeria” from, The Los Angeles Sessions ‘69, (1993) 
10. Ignorant Shit 
“Fear Not For Man” from, Stalemate (1977),
11. Say Hello 
“Coffin For Head Of State” from, the Best Of Fela Kuti (2000)
“Mr. Grammarticalologylisatitiona Is The Boss” Monkey Banana, (1976) 
12. Success 
“Swegbe And Pako” from, Open & Close (1971) 
13. Falling 
“Mattress” from, Noise For Vendor Mouth (1975) 
14. Blue Magic
“Water No Get Enemy” from, Expensive Shit, (1975)
15. American Gangster 
“Kalakuta Show” from, Kalakuta Show (1976) 
“Wayo” The’69, Los Angeles Sessions (1993)

Found on matsuli music.

Is it just me or does it feel like eS Footwear is back badder than ever?  Their shoes look innovative and fresh as hell again.  Also, why can’t I find this collection anywhere but in this little photo?  

… and the sage continues.

“Allegations of defrauding the City of Detroit amid perjury and obstruction charges are at the center of a $27 million lawsuit, filed against Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former chief of staff Christine Beatty.

The suit, which was filed Tuesday (April 8) by attorney Corbett Edge O’Meara in Wayne County Circuit Court on behalf of Detroit’s taxpayers, stems from a 2007 lawsuit filed by former Detroit police officers Gary Brown and Harold Nelthrope against the pair.” - Hip-Hop Mayor Sued For $27 Million Dollars (for the rest)



Opens Today Apr 10 (7–9pm)

Apr 10–13

Daily (noon–11pm)

@ The Firehouse, 710 S Santa Fe Ave 

“The LA vs War festival takes over the area around the classic downtown firehouse to create a forum for artists and musicians to voice their discontent with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The four peaceful days feature the return of the touring Yo! What Happened to Peace? poster exhibition, Hit + Run’s custom shirts, a Crewest graffiti and stencil jam, and an exhibition from the local peace scholars at the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. There’s also music from Dublab, film screenings, light shows, and a big, fat mural by a famous street artist we’re not at liberty to name.” - Flavorpill

The homeys at SK8 Mafia turned Jamie Palmore AM.  Here’s some footage of the rastaman himself.

Big up curiculummag.com already for another post.  If you love skateboarding, I strongly suggest checking out their site.  

This is great.  Nothing earth shattering like hearing Fatlip tell the story behind his verse in “Oh Shit” (Click here for that and check the bottom video) but I really enjoy hearing background information, especially when it come straight from the artist themselves.  

In this clip, Fatlip talk about the making of “What’s Up Fatlip,” and briefly goes into the time period between his break up with the Pharcyde and the making of that song.  I had no idea he was in a crew called The Horrible Two.  Haha.  I gotta hear some of that.

BTW, big up Weight Of A Nickel for posting this.

you can now upload video

Flickr just added video to their site.  It’s not trying to be the next YouTube.  Photo sharing will still be it’s focus, but users can now upload some video content to share as well.

Thanks to STREET KNOWLEDGE MEDIA for the heads up.

So, first of all, big up sirj skateboarding for letting us know about curiculummag.com.  Curiculummag.com is really dope skateboard blog.  I like their “voice” and approach.  Check ‘em out.

Here’s a quick look at a couple things I found on there.  First we have David Lee Young from Europe.  The music goes really well with the skating and I just like the kids style for some reason.  I mean, it’s sloppy, but I kinda prefer that over mechanically perfect.  

Here, we have Steven Tayler from Denmark.  Dude definitely has some pretty good style.  The music once again is really enjoyable and the skating is diverse, so it doesn’t get boring.  Enjoy.

Really, their blog is pretty pure.  I’m a fan.   Nuff respect.  Peace.

My homey Deric just sent me a link the third part of this “Video portrait of Gilles Peterson” which is the one that you vinyl addicts will surely appreciate and respect to the fullest.  This dude is pretty sweet.  Of course many of us know his radio show and even some of his production and mixtapes, but most of us don’t know him personally.  Well.. here he is.  Enjoy.

A page right out of my Branding in Action Sports Part 2 of 3 blog.  My favorite skateboard company giving back.  Lovely.

Girl Skateboards

“Girl Skateboard Company is proud to contribute the majority of its profits from our first (RED) Edition product to the global fight against AIDS. The skateboard deck designed by Andy Jenkins and endorsed by Eric Koston is a part of our current catalog for the spring/summer of 2008 and is available in skate shops worldwide.”

Check the video with both Andy Jenkins and Eric Koston

>> Where to purchase 
>> Visit The Girl Skateboard Company site

Clearly this is a dope event and being that they have already put it together, I highly doubt the jacked the idea from us, but how freakin’ similar is this to The Back To The Streets Tour I’m doing?  I mean, from having Dam Funk, Skateboarding, an Art/Skateboard Auction to support a non-profit…  

Either way, Stoked Mentoring is a great non-profit and all the companies and people involved are dope, so if you can make it there, you should.  I fully support it and will try to be there myself.

Also, Back To The Streets is gonna be a whole different animal.

Found this on we are the cartel, which is a new venture 12 artists from Chicago are doing to put you up on what’s happening in their world.  Revise CMW is actually one of the artists that I’ve been talking to in regards to The Back To The Streets Tour.  No, I do not think he is part of this conspiracy.

Here’s a cool little tribute to Frosty Freeze of The Rock Steady Crew (R.I.P.) via Ill Doctrine.

Just when I started bummin’ that there hasn’t been any good skate content today, the skateboard MAG saves the day with this teaser from the AWS Filmworks site.  AWS has always done a good job putting their videos together and this one is no exception.  Check the footage here.

Aws Filmworks Update

Insight has some dope gear and my experience is that these warehouse sales can be gold mines.  I have also experienced some disappointing ones as well, but it’s hard to beat 50% - 70% off.  If you’re in the LA area, this might be a good look.


Here’s the new J-Live, The Upgrade featuring Posdnous and Oddisee from his new album ‘Then What Happened?’, out 26th May via SPINEMAGAZINE.

I posted this more because I use to love J-Live.  He was a real wordsmith, intelligent, flowed over some dope beats, and was original.  Over time, I feel like he has fallen victim to The Forces Of Mediocrity.  Oddisee is generally dope on the beats, but this one doesn’t stand out, the rhymes are overly simple without the swagger to back ‘em, and there is nothing original about this song.  J-Live is still a dope emcee, but he’s gonna have to do a lot better than this.

In today’s world, only the best within each niche will be successful.  J-Live does fall into a nice little niche, but he’s no long rising to the top.  I was about to say, it’s a shame, but it’s not.  It’s a blessing that we have access to so much music that anyone who is not pushing the envelop is left behind.  That’s what’s happening and the only people getting mad are those who are not exceptional.  Real Talk.

A little late, but here it is.


Little Beaver

A quality show as ever from host Shaun Robbins.

O’Jays – Never Break Us Up (PIR) LP track

Spyder Turner – I’ve Been Waiting (Whitfield) 45
Henry Jackson Company – What’s The Matter (Gospel Truth) LP track
Mary Gresham – You’ve Never Really Lived (Until You’ve Loved Someone) (Soulscape) CD track
Harvey Scales – Are You Still In Love (Kashgold) 12”
Quadraphonics – Prove My Love To You (Innovation II) 45
Brighter Side Of Darkness - Love Jones (20th Century) 45
Wildflower – Sugar Baby (Dash) 45
Hyla Parker – Joe (Cheri) 45
Wayne Henderson - Dancin’ Love Affair (Polydor) 45
NYCC – Make Every Day Count (RCA) LP track
Ray Crumley - All The Way In Love With You (Alarm) 45
Charles Jackson - Love Of You (Capitol) LP track
Lee Eldred - You Saved Me Baby (Chess) 45
Sharon Cash - Let Me Be The One (A&M) 45
Chuck Overton – Is It Possible (Kapp) 45
Ellipsis - People (Jazzman) 12″
Little Beaver - Listen to My Heartbeat (Jazzman) 45
Shades of Blu - Bella Mi (A&M) 45
Marvin Gaye – Come Get To This (Tamla) 45
Lamont Dozier – Take Off Your Make Up (ABC) 45
Jackie Moore – Both Ends Against The Middle (Atlantic) 45
Ron Keith – Gotta Go By What You Tell Me (A&M) 45
Spinners – You Go Your Way (I’ll Go Mine) (Atlantic) 45
Duane Williams – Yes My Love Is Real (Soul Junction) 45
Richard Stepp - Caught In A Whirlwind (Infinity) LP track / (Expansion) 45
Charen Cotton – A Little Bit Of Love (Perception) 45
Willie Roundtree – Another World (Chelsea) 45
Charles Johnson – Baby I Cried, Cried, Cried (Alston) 45
Mary J Blige – Hello It’s Me (2007 Universal) CD track

If you missed the show then pick it up here:

Categorised in Music

Pretty Fresh indeed.  I really like the direction Etnies has been taking lately.  Much more fashion forward, but not over the top… collabos… very nice.

 Etnies x NEWBOLD Collection - Jamesen

The collection has been exclusively released at Japan’s R.NEWBOLD store, so hit your connect out East if you want to scoop up some pairs.



Say word!  Big up Mr Mass for posting this.  J-Rocc is without a doubt my favorite DJ.  I make it a point to pick up any mixes he has done and I have never been let down.  I think my boy Berkedeep bought “Syndromes” while he was out here visiting from Michigan.  I think we were at the Turntable Lab.

In any case, without hearing any of these, I guarantee they are gems.  Download and enjoy!

“Syndromes Remix” 
Quality To Get You High
Comes In Three Parts This Time















Thanks to  for posting this.

Pretty Fresh for the females.

Slamxhype - “… Married to the Mob and French super retailer Colette, a match made in heaven for female streetwear fans, heres a closer look at the upcoming release thanks to The Clones.”



Yo!  I’m so glad I just found this.  Even if it only has a few tracks I didn’t have before, Siah And Yeshua Dapoed use to be a couple of my favorite emcees.  That’s my word.  Download this and listen to the rhyme patterns in Head Bop.  Good gawd!  ”The Cure For Stagnation” was an old favorite as well.  I’m a bit bummed this doesn’t have “The Essence” on it.  I have that song on a vinyl called Dynamic Syncopation, but it skips.  

If you’re a fan as well and have some tracks that are not on here, please.. let the sharing continue.

Also, I generally don’t post new albums since you should really go buy them and support, but this is a compilation of older songs.  Nevertheless, do what you can to support the music you love.


01. The Visualz
02. Gravity
03. Glass Bottom Boat
04. No Soles Dopest Opus
05. The Mystery
06. A Day Like Any Other
07. Pyrite
08. Directions
09. The Head Bop
10. Victim Of My Own Imagination
11. Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito 89.9 Siah Freestyle
12. Hairy Bird Intro
13. Hairy Bird Reprise
14. The Cure For Stagnation
15. Untitled
16. Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito 89.9 Yeshua Freestyle
17. Transatlantic
18. Halftime Show With DJ Eclipse 89.1 Siah & Yeshua Freestyle
19. Gfyh Intro
20. It’s Good For Your Health


As the title implies, it has been a while since HeavySoulBrutha has blessed us with a mix, but here it is.


The Tunes:
01. Intro
02. My Sisters’ And My Brothers’ Day Is Coming - Dyke And The Blazers (Original Sound 45)
03. Gangster Of Love, Pt.1 - Jimmy Norman (Josie 45)
04. Jan Jan - The Fabulous Counts (Cotillion LP)
05. Runnin’ Away - Sly And The Family Stone (Epic LP)
06. Maybe Your Baby - Stevie Wonder (Tamla Motown LP)
07. Fever - Marie Queenie Lyons (Deluxe LP)
08. What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes? - Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings (Daptone 45-Live)
09. Things Got To Get Better, Pts. 1 & 2 (Polydor LP-Live)
10. Jealous Guy - Donny Hathaway (Atco LP-Live)
11. Come Together - Syl Johnson (Twinight LP)
12. Make Me Smile - Chicago (Columbia LP)
13. Who’s Makin’ Love - Tony Joe White (Monument LP)
14. Walk On By - Isaac Hayes (Enterprise LP)
15. Feelin’ Alright - Jr. Walker And The All Stars (Soul Motown LP)
16. Think People - Z.Z. Hill (Hill Records 45)
17. Maceo - Maceo And All The King’s Men (House Of The Fox LP)
18. Outro…

Download “It’s Been A Long Time!”
A Mix By: HeavySoulBrutha

Stones Throw Podcast 31
Madlib Live at Hella International

Hella International 2008

This short DJ set from Madlib includes bits of new material including Beat Konducta #5 and his unreleased Madvillain remixes, spinning live at Hella International, Stones Throw’s yearly event at Miami’s Winter Music Conference. Special thanks to host Aloe Blacc and to Hella International’s presenter VTech Phones for allowing us to make this a free event. 

+ http://www.stonesthrow.com/podcast

The wrapup our 2008 party in Miami. Photos now online.

+ http://www.stonesthrow.com/news/hellainternational

It’s a month away, but I figures I’d give a heads up now in case I forget about it later.  

If you’re a Keith Haring fan like myself, check this link from a previouse post - Artist Spotlight - Keith Haring.


Keith Haring died of AIDS-related illnesses in 1990 at age 31. May 4, 2008 would have been his 50th birthday.

The Keith Haring Foundation thanks you for supporting AIDS Walk New York benefiting GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis). Your contribution is greatly appreciated. 

More funk from DJ Blueprint via this is tomorrow.

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dj blueprint - parkdale funk guest mix

01. rare function - disco function (soul unlimited)
02. james k nine - live it up (federal)
03. the soul seven - the cissy’s thang (now-again)
04. jimmy bo horn - hey there jim (tramp)
05. willie bobo - funky sneakers (capitol)
06. little joe cook - funky hump (soul town)
07. alvin cash - keep on dancing (toddlin’ town)
08. jimbo jackson and the violators - pop corn (brainstorm)
09. ramsey lewis - soul man (cadet)
10. the people’s choice - i likes to do it (phil la of soul)
11. jackie lee - dancing in the streets (mirwood)
12. the soul investigators - raw steaks (sahco)
13. dickie goodman - ruthie’s theme (rainy wednesday)
14. connie price and the keystones - the badger (now-again)
15. mickey and the soul generation - give everybody some (funk 45)
16. the electric indian - broad street (united artists)
17. mark III trio - g’wan (wingate)
18. maurice and mac - ain’t no harm to moan (brown sugar)

I don’t know about these.  Might need to see them in person.  They are original looking however.

Big up sirj skateboarding for posting this.  This is pure skateboarding to me.  A must watch for skateboard fans.  Richie skate like no one else you’ve ever seen… and it’s awesome!

Slave is the shhh.  Here are some classic albums from them.

Slave - Show Time [1981]

Link 2

Slave - Stone Jam [1980]

Slave - Just A Touch Of Love [1979]

Photo Kinds crew documentary of the NYC graffiti subway movement over the last few years.

Found on Nah Right.

Is anyone checking for these collabos?  We have plenty of skateboarders that check this blog, do you care at all about these collabo skate decks?  I don’t think that skaters care about these at all, but I might be wrong.  I’m willing to bet that the only people buying these things are non-skaters.  I don’t see anything special about these decks.  A lot of skate decks have dope art on them and most are better than this.  What do you think?

Kovar is ALWAYS on some next shhh.  Below is a track from Michigan producer SamiYam.  If you dig it and want to find out more about him, go to Kovar’s blog for the interview with SamiYam.


Samiyam - quesadilla

From No ID VS Traxster

Common recently sat down with HipHopDX to discuss his acting chops and as well as his planned June release for his latest project, Invincible Summer. He mentions that a bulk of the production will be handled by the Neptunes, and also features the Dungeon Family’s Mr. DJ on a track. Common also states that Kanye isn’t heavily involved in Invincible Summer… Check: DX: You working on the next album after Finding Forever? C: Yeah, the new album is called Invincible Summer. It will be out in the later part of June. The music sounds new. It’s really developing. I’m really happy about it. It feels good. It’s not really heavy. The Neptunes are producing a lot of it. Also a producer named Mr. DJ [is on the project]. He did a lot of work with OutKast. He did “Bombs Over Baghdad” and “Ms. Jackson.” These cats are really giving me some new, fresh sounds. I’m taking it somewhere vocally that I haven’t been before. I’m enthused. I’m really excited. I think it’ll be a great summer album. I wanna make people smile and enjoy life. As much as I wanna make them think, it’s important that they smile, too. DX: Common, why didn’t you mention Kanye’s name as a producer for this new CD? C: With Kanye, point blank, I’m on G.O.O.D. Music. We’re always going to collaborate. If he’s not producing it, he’s gonna executive produce it and say, “Yo, Rash, we need to do these things with it.” He’ll always be a part of it, but right now he’s focusing on getting his tour together, this Glow in the Dark Tour. I always go with the flow of things. This is what I’m doing for this album. On the next album, Kanye and I will be working on it with some other new artists. But I think this will give it something fresh and it’ll give it more spice when Kanye and I get back together. Who knows? He may do something for this album, too, because I’m not finished.

From the Royal Groove blog.  Cut Chemist takes you to one of his secret spots and explains what his thought process is when diggin’.

Royal Groove posts tons of great mixes, but almost never shows the track listing for them, so I don’t post them here.  I wish I had the time to go through and listen to them all.

Anyways, I know we have some diggers checking the blog that would appreciate this kind of obsurity.  I honestly think we probably would have gone our whole lives without hearing this if it wasn’t for this mix.

This mix if very funky and high tempo.  Here is what Royal Groove had to say about it.


Soviet Groove Volume I

After more than one year of trying to upper the standards of rare groove podcasting, the Paris DJ’s Podcast is a fact!

Their first guest comes from Russia, with love of course but also with a selection of impossible-to-find Soviet Russia grooves. It is the first half hour, with a “Part 2″ coming up quite soon.

The mix represents a microscopic part of vast amount of great records made in the Soviet Union during the 70’s. Check out ths eplaylist and start listening!

Ivan Tchizhevsky - Soviet Groove Vol.1 - download mix

01. Intro (from ‘Arsenal - Danger Game’, 1979)
02. Jury Markin Orchestra – The Wheel (1978)
03. Pesniari Group – Gusliar Theme (1980)
04. Jury Markin Orchestra – Petia and Wolf Theme (1982)
05. Melody Orchestra – Cotton (1980)
06. Arsenal – The Tree (1979)
07. A. Babiy – Composition (1978)
08. Oleg Kuzenco – Suite (1978)


For other cool mixes, check the Paris DJ’s website

I love Am contests and this one did not disappoint.  I’m really looking forward to seeing the rest of the footage.  In the mean time, check out the tricks these kids are throwing.  Good gawd!

Best Trick Results:
01. Robbie Brockel 360 Ollie Bigger Flip 
02. Nick Fiorini Double Nollie Heelflip 
03. Cody McEntire Switch 360 Flip

Click on the pic below to watch the video


This is an amazing body of work.  I couldn’t stop posting more of these photos.  I did filter a bunch out so it you’d like to see more, please click here http://www.jessereno.com.  Check out one of my new favorite artists.




Jesse reno lives and works in his home studio in Portland, Oregon.

Born, 1974 in teaneck, NJ.

WYDU has been posting their 100 Greatest Obscure Tracks in packages of 10 over the last few weeks and instead of continuing to post them individually, I decided to wait until they’re done and give it to you all together.  Enjoy.


Link For All 10 Tracks in Part One
click the song titles for the individual mp3.

13 – Slow Burnin’
Ahmad, Ras Kass & Saafir – Comewiddit (Fredwreck Remix)
Al Tariq - No Question feat. Black Attack, Rawcotiks & Problemz
Bas Blasta – The Rhythm feat. Lord Finesse, Fat Joe, JuJu, & Godfather Don
Big L- How Will I Make It
Black Moon – Murder MC’s
Black Rob- Permanent Scars
Black Sheep - Similak Child (Homogenized Remix)
Boogie Down Productions – Questions & Answers (Remix)
Boogie Down Productions - We In There (ATCQ Remix)


Link For All 10 Tracks In Part 2

Brand Nubian – Allah U Akbar (Remix)
Brand Nubian - Step Into Da Cipher feat. Serge, Mastro Manny & Snagglepuss
Brother Lynch Hung - Had 2 Gat Ya
Children of The Corn - I Remember When
Chubb Rock – Three Men At Chung King feat. Red Hot Lover Tone & Grand Puba
Da Fat Cat Clique – Da Flow feat. The Man They Call Lux, EST, Rugged Ruff
Da King & I - Tears
Darc Mind - I’m Ill
Dark Skinned Assassin – Unholy
Dark Sun Ridas – Time To Build (Ultra Marsalis Remix)


Link To all Joints In Part 3 

Dark Sun Ridas – Time To Build (Ultra Marsalis Remix) (was included in the rar from Post2)
De La Soul – Ego Trippin’ Part III
DEL - Undisputed Champs feat. Pep Love & Q-Tip
Demasters - Feel No Guilt feat. Nine
Diamond D – Hiatus (Remix) feat. The CRU

Diamond D - Sally Got A One Track Mind (Showbiz remix)
DMX - Can’t Touch The Kid
Dre Dog- The Ave

E Money Bags - Regulate feat. Prodigy & Majesty of Live Squad
Eightball - What The Fuck Is The Eightball
EPMD - Brothers From Brentwood, L.I.


Link for all of part 4

Erick Sermon - If You Don’t Know Like I Know feat. Trigger, Heltah Skeltah & O.G.C.
Erick Sermon - The Ill Shit feat. Kam & Ice Cube
Fab 5 (Heltah Skeltah + O.G.C.) – Blah
Fesu – War With No Mercy
Fierce - Crab
Funkmaster Flex - Six Million Ways To Die feat. Nine & Tragedy
Godfather Don – Burn (Remix)

Gova Mattic – Family Day feat. Redman, Tame One, Pace Won, Young Zee, Roz Noble & Runt Dog
Grand Puba - Fat Rat
Hard 2 Obtain - Ism and Blues


Link To All Of Part 5

Joe Sinistr - Under The Sun
Kilo G. – Release Me feat. Pimp C.
Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo - 2 To The Head feat. Ice Cube, Scarface & Bushwick Bill
Kool G. Rap- Mister Mister
Kool Keith – Yo Black (Buckwild Remix)
Kurious – Mansion And A Yacht feat. Sadat X & Mike G
Leaders of The New School – Classic Material (Diamond D Remix)
LL Cool J - Crime Stories
Lord Finesse – Shorties Kaught In The System
Mac Dre - California Livin


Link For All Songs 6 

Mac Mall - Let’s Get A Telly
Main Source - Set It Off feat. The LOX
Mase - Drug Wars
Masta Ace – The B Side feat. Paula Perry & Lord Digga
MC Serch - Back To The Grill (Remix) feat. Chub Rock, Red Hot Lover Tone, Nas & O.C.
Mean Green – L.A. Finest feat. Mykill Miers
MF Grimm- So Watcha Want Nigga
Mic Geronimo - Three Stories High feat. Royal Flush
Mobb Deep - First Day of Spring feat. Tragedy Khadafi
Mobb Deep- Cop Hell (DJ Premier Remix)


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Money Boss Players - What U Sayin
Nas - Street Dreams (K-Def Remix)
Naughty By Nature - It’s On (Beatnuts Remix)
Nine - Me, Myself, and My Microphone
N-Tense – Raise The Levels of The Boom
Nubian Crackers – Do You Wanna Hear It? feat. The Artifacts
O.C. - Born To Live (DJ Eclipse Remix)
Omnisence - Touch Ya’ll feat. Sadat X
ONYX - Purse Snatchaz Part 2 feat. Smoothe Da Hustler & Trigga Tha Gambler
Penthouse Players Clique - P.S. Phuk U 2 feat. DJ Quik & Eazy-E


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Planet Asia – Full Course Meal
Private Investigators - Mash Up The Mic (Remix)

Rahsheed - Industrypartybumrusha
Ras Kass - Music Business feat. Xzibit
Real Live - The Turnaround (Remix) feat. Tragedy and Capone
Saafir - Light Sleeper (OG Mix)
Sadat X – Escape From New York feat. Pete Rock & Deda
Sadat X - Lump Lump (Nubian Remix) feat. Grand Puba & Lord Jamar
Sham and The Professor So-Low-Ist (Kenny Dope Remix)

Shorty Long- Shorty Doing His Own Thang


Shyheim – Licka Shot
South Central Cartel – West Coast Gangsta Team feat. Spice 1, Ice T, MC Eiht & 2Pac
Strictly Roots - Begs No Friends (Remix) feat. Fat Joe & Grand Puba
Tasc 4orce – Takin’ No Shorts
Tha Alkaholiks - Relieve Yourself (O.G. Version
The Artifacts - It’s Getting Hot (K-Def Remix)

The Artifacts – Who I Am
The Beatnuts – Hellraiser (Remix)
The Roots – Proceed III feat. Bahamadia
Top Quality – Magnum Opus


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Tragedy Khadafi - Street Life (Return of The Life)
Trendz of Culture - Off & On (Lord Finesse Remix)
Trendz of Culture - Who Got My Back (Remix) feat Method Man & Treach
UGK - It’s Suppose To Bubble
Ultramagnetic MC’s – Raise It Up (Remix)
Yaggfu Front - Slappin’ Suckas Silly (Diamond D Remix) feat. Diamond D
Young Zee - Stay Gold feat. Lauryn Hill
YZ - When The Road Is Covered In Snow

Mos Def treats the crowd to an accapella version of his new song “Pretty Dancer” which was inspired by Muhammad Ali.  I’d actually like to see the whole interview.  If I find it, it’ll be posted.


According to SKATEDAILY.net.


On-Point.be  posted this today.  They are a credible source and if they say this mix is what’s really good, I believe them.  It’s definitely full of some great songs.

Take Twelve (download here):

funky bompa take twelve download on-point mix mp3

Taking you back to the golden era of hiphop, a decade of classics, brilliantly blended together by Brussels exquisite Funky Bompa. (give a shout on his space)

Download the cd cover in pdf w/ track list.

If you’re in or around NY at the end of April, I strongly suggest going to check this out.

This mini-documentary on Wax Poetics. magazine, beat/vinyl digging, and the whole culture is super cool.  There were some really good quotes in there.  Not word for word, but they went something like this, “This magazine is for people who want to learn about music they DON’T know.”  As opposed to say Rolling Stone or Source that covers the same 20 people over and over again.  Another one I liked was “I want to make a magazine where when you’re done reading the whole thing, there NO WAY you would throw it away.”



Found this on .  Something like this was obviously on its way.  The need to test for radiation or any other side effects of moving this amount of information in such a short amount of time.  I’m obviously not a scientist, but it seems like if particles are being transfered over space, there is also something potentially harmful in the long-term in the air.  The other thing that is a little bit scary, is if you can transfer HUGE amounts of information, then not only could you have holographic images, but eventually images that you can feel.  Think about that one for a sec… kinda scary.

“THE internet could soon be made obsolete. The scientists who pioneered it have now built a lightning-fast replacement capable of downloading entire feature films within seconds. At speeds about 10,000 times faster than a typical broadband connection, “the grid” will be able to send the entire Rolling Stones back catalogue from Britain to Japan in less than two seconds. The latest spin-off from Cern, the particle physics centre that created the web, the grid could also provide the kind of power needed to transmit holographic images; allow instant online gaming with hundreds of thousands of players; and offer high-definition video telephony for the price of a local call. David Britton, professor of physics at Glasgow University and a leading figure in the grid project, believes grid technologies could “revolutionise” society. “With this kind of computing power, future generations will have the ability to collaborate and communicate in ways older people like me cannot even imagine,” he said. The power of the grid will become apparent this summer after what scientists at Cern have termed their “red button” day - the switching-on of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the new particle accelerator built to probe the origin of the universe. The grid will be activated at the same time to capture the data it generates. Cern, based near Geneva, started the grid computing project seven years ago when researchers realised the LHC would generate annual data equivalent to 56m CDs - enough to make a stack 40 miles high. This meant that scientists at Cern - where Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the web in 1989 - would no longer be able to use his creation for fear of causing a global collapse. This is because the internet has evolved by linking together a hotchpotch of cables and routing equipment, much of which was originally designed for telephone calls and therefore lacks the capacity for high-speed data transmission. By contrast, the grid has been built with dedicated fibre optic cables and modern routing centres, meaning there are no outdated components to slow the deluge of data. The 55,000 servers already installed are expected to rise to 200,000 within the next two years. Professor Tony Doyle, technical director of the grid project, said: “We need so much processing power, there would even be an issue about getting enough electricity to run the computers if they were all at Cern. The only answer was a new network powerful enough to send the data instantly to research centres in other countries.” That network, in effect a parallel internet, is now built, using fibre optic cables that run from Cern to 11 centres in the United States, Canada, the Far East, Europe and around the world. One terminates at the Rutherford Appleton laboratory at Harwell in Oxfordshire. From each centre, further connections radiate out to a host of other research institutions using existing high-speed academic networks. It means Britain alone has 8,000 servers on the grid system – so that any student or academic will theoretically be able to hook up to the grid rather than the internet from this autumn. Ian Bird, project leader for Cern’s high-speed computing project, said grid technology could make the internet so fast that people would stop using desktop computers to store information and entrust it all to the internet. “It will lead to what’s known as cloud computing, where people keep all their information online and access it from anywhere,” he said. Computers on the grid can also transmit data at lightning speed. This will allow researchers facing heavy processing tasks to call on the assistance of thousands of other computers around the world. The aim is to eliminate the dreaded “frozen screen” experienced by internet users who ask their machine to handle too much information. The real goal of the grid is, however, to work with the LHC in tracking down nature’s most elusive particle, the Higgs boson. Predicted in theory but never yet found, the Higgs is supposed to be what gives matter mass. The LHC has been designed to hunt out this particle - but even at optimum performance it will generate only a few thousand of the particles a year. Analysing the mountain of data will be such a large task that it will keep even the grid’s huge capacity busy for years to come. Although the grid itself is unlikely to be directly available to domestic internet users, many telecoms providers and businesses are already introducing its pioneering technologies. One of the most potent is so-called dynamic switching, which creates a dedicated channel for internet users trying to download large volumes of data such as films. In theory this would give a standard desktop computer the ability to download a movie in five seconds rather than the current three hours or so. Additionally, the grid is being made available to dozens of other academic researchers including astronomers and molecular biologists. It has already been used to help design new drugs against malaria, the mosquito-borne disease that kills 1m people worldwide each year. Researchers used the grid to analyse 140m compounds - a task that would have taken a standard internet-linked PC 420 years. “Projects like the grid will bring huge changes in business and society as well as science,” Doyle said. “Holographic video conferencing is not that far away. Online gaming could evolve to include many thousands of people, and social networking could become the main way we communicate. “The history of the internet shows you cannot predict its real impacts but we know they will be huge.”

Here’s the final word in this bullshhh story.

“The Los Angeles Times has officially retracted a story published on March 17 that claimed that Sean “Diddy” Combs and Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace had advanced knowledge that Tupac Shakur would be assaulted at a recording studio in 1994.”

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