Locksmith Kills It

I’ve been subscribed to and occasionally see a post on my feed from “Team Backpack.”  They have some dope content and I like what they are doing for the culture (at least on the surface).  I think frameworks like this are crucial for the survival of Hip-Hop since commercial tv/radio seem to stick to the same ol’ story lines and stereotypes.  We need platforms to advance the culture.

Most intellectual rap is ignored by the younger generations because they are saturated with a barrage of marketing campaigns and stereotypes...

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Hatsune Miku

The new craze in Japan, if you haven’t heard, is a virtual pop star named Hatsune Miku.  It is pretty nuts how a 3D-projection had a hugely successful concert tour and also topped the japanese music charts.

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Brian Green – You Send Me (1996)

Wow.  I remember seeing Brian Green at alot of the record label industry parties.  I always knew he rapped, but never had an interest in hearing his album.  A friend recently posted this link and I checked it out… hessitantly.  I was amazed at this song.  Very Pharcyde like and actually pretty good.  I migh peep his other stuff, who knows.

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Cee Lo Green

I think Cee-lo is one of those “slept on” artists on the West Coast.  I loved him in the Goodie Mob and his album Cee-Lo Green the Soul Machine was an awesome album, but maybe now people will pay more attention. His new Song is genius, check it out and let me know what you think… i think this will be the sing along for 2010!

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Turntablist legend DJ Craze Performs on Traktor Scratch Pro and Kontrol X1

5x DMC World Champion DJ Craze takes things to the next level in this new turntablism routine, using Traktor Scratch Pro and the Kontrol X1 controller. Using the X1, Craze simultaneously triggers cue points on both decks, while still staying true to his roots with some serious beatjuggling.

By combining traditional vinyl techniques like juggling, scratching and body tricks with advanced controller-based functions such as cue point manipulation, tempo-synced effects and ultra-quick track changes, this performance showcases the cutting edge of turntablism and controllerism using the latest digit...

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Eminem’s “Recovery” To Sell 615K In First-Week

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem‘s Recovery will reportedly sell up to 615,000 copies in its first-week on store shelves.

Based on one-day estimates, Em will easily go gold after his first seven days.

Offering conclusive proof that Marshall still matters, Eminem’s aptly named Recovery will score the year’s highest sales debut. Look for a total of between 590-615k for the Shady/Aftermath/Interscope album, easily beating Sade‘s 503k back in February. It could also beat his last album, Relapse, which sold 608k in its first week in May ’09. (Hits Daily Double)

Radio personality DJ Whoo Kid recently p...

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Die Antwoord – Enter The Ninja and Drive Fast

This duo is pretty crazy.  I can’t decide if I like it or not… wait, no I love it.  It has definately taken me out of my comfort zone.  Maybe I’m just not feelin’ the music in the US that I have to look elsewhere.  OR it could be that I am turning into my dad and when my kids say, “Dad, did you hear that new “Pitbull?”

I may respond like “If you want to hear real music, let me show you some ‘real’ music!”

As I turn the radio to K-Earth 101 where they are playing the 20 year old music of old: Tribe Called Quest ot The Fugees. 

The Enter The Ninja track also has TsimFuckis, which is cool an...

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