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Locksmith Kills It

Категория: Entertainment, Music

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.  And can you blame them?  They don’t yet comprehend the “real” issues (or want to for that matter).  If I grew up in this generation, I would have prob. done the same.

I know, here comes the “90’s is the best era for Hip-Hop” argument… but there is a valid argument.  First let me defend the current affairs.  Today’s rap music does have more creative rhymes, complex patterns, cadences, etc. and this is a big point we can’t overlook.  I would even say that there are still rappers trying to change the game up a bit and be about positive messages.  Unfortunately, this is not promoted by the mainstream media or by the celebrity rappers themselves.

This is where the “90’s” hip-hop era (in my opinion) was better.  You were bombarded with the “conscious” rap movement.  Either on Arsenio or In Living Color, you would see controversial and conscious rap artists.  They were being played on the radio, at the club, in the streets…

Working at a radio station, they give you a list of songs to play and maybe… if you’re lucky, they will allow a gimme once or twice an hour.  This let’s them control what you hear and more importantly what fits their agenda.

Oh well… enough ranting.  All this to say that this guy Locksmith is dope and reminds me of the good old day message, with today’s flow.  Cyhi The Prince is also pretty clever and these guys blew up the spot.

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Hatsune Miku

Категория: Music, News

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)

Категория: Music

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

Категория: Entertainment, Music

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

Категория: Entertainment, Music

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 digital DJing technology.

DJ Craze on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/crazearoni

For more information on Traktor and Kontrol X1, please see http://www.native-instruments.com/#/e…


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

Категория: Entertainment, Music, News

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 predicted Em would out-sell Drake‘s Thank Me Later debut.

“Will Drake sell 500k the first week?”

“predictions — drake —–350-420k first week”

“EMinem —- – 650-700k first week.” (DJ Whoo Kid’s Twitter)

Earlier this month, Fat Joe gave his opinion of Em’s latest effort.

“That sh*t’s crazy,” Joe said in an interview. “That sh*t with him and [Lil] Wayne, [track] number two [‘Talkin’ 2 Myself’]. All that sh*t, man. That n*gga spittin’. Hard…I thought I wasn’t gonna like it, cause n*ggas was sayin’, Yo, it’s rock, and this and that,’ but that sh*t was hard. I was expecting just more regular hip-hop type sh*t. You know what I’m sayin’? It was more like Just Blaze-[produced] rock sh*t…I like that sh*t. A lot. I can’t lie to you…I think he’s back to where he once was…For real. I think lyrically, he’s back to where he was. That’s what I got from the album.” (XXL Mag)

The Shady Records boss’ new album leaked online in early June.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a new kid on the block like Drake or a veteran like Eminem, chances are your new album is bound to leak early at some point. Marshall Mathers is the latest to fall to the leak plague, as his upcoming Recovery hit the Internet on Monday, two weeks before its June 22 official release date, and spread like wildfire. Fan forums immediately blew up with quick-take reviews on the rapper’s second album in as many years, raving about the many different sounds Slim Shady tries on over the course of the disc. The opening track, “Cold Wind Blows,” finds Em taking aim at some of his favorite targets, viciously daring haters to take him on while dropping references to Elton John, Michael Vick, Aquaman, Michael J. Fox and Mariah Carey before dipping into a sing-songy chorus, “I’m as cold as the cold wind … blows, bla bla bla blows.” (MTV)

source: http://www.sohh.com/2010/06/eminems_recovery_to_sell_615k_in_first-w.html

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Hennessy Black DJ Mixmasters: DJ Vice and DJ D-Nice visit Paris and Cognac, France

Категория: Music

It doesn’t get much bigger than this boys and girls.  Vice and D-Nice creating new concoctions from their favorite drink Hennessy Black.  Balllaaaaa!!!

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Die Antwoord – Enter The Ninja and Drive Fast

Категория: Music

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 and crazy at the same time.  If you don’t know who TsimFuckis is, search for him on YouTube …

In the meantime, check out these videos (2nd one is NSFW)

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Donnis – Gone (Uncensored Video)

Категория: Music

Another dope track.  His lyrics are actually funny at times…  Similar to a Kanye flow

Donnis – Gone [Unedited] (Directed by BBGUN) from bbgun on Vimeo.

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Spectac & Amiri – As If (Video)

Категория: Music

This track is pretty dope.  They have an upcoming album called Almost Famous

Spectac & Amiri “As If’ Official Music Video from Rick Foy on Vimeo.

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