Archive for September, 2008

speaking of stoked…

September 29, 2008

October 14 is the jumpoff, son. Get with it and get grown.



Daryl Hall x Chromeo = WTF OMG LOL !!1!11

September 29, 2008

Daryl Hall, of Hall & Oates, of “I Can’t Go For That” fame, of one of the greatest groups of the 80’s, err, ever, is doing the world a service. He started his own free reality show for the interwebs called “Live From Daryl’s House,” and invites dope bands from all over to come and jam in his rustic abode somewhere in the woods of Anytown, USA.

For this recent ep, he reaches out to Montreal’s own Chromeo, who’ve been killing it from jump, with their own homage to the 80’s. The entire performance is flawless. P-Thugg gets it in HEAVY with the Vocoder. Tell your friends.



September 28, 2008

To K & S: safest of travels. This one is for both of you.

Dance Floor Dale!

September 25, 2008

I was gonna post this up anyway because the background music is a new Flying Lotus tune, but the video takes the effing cake!



September 25, 2008

Karyn White – Superwoman

I know I’m coming out the gate soft (pause), but homegirl was doing it back in the day.

SOLANGE. Is this chick for real?

September 25, 2008

Solange emerges.

I think so…but it took a lot of convincing.

Her debut back in ’03, at the height of Beyonce’s/Destiny’s Child fame, was nothing but a set up for Solange’s loss. Career suicide, before it even had a chance to begin. Kinda like Nick Carter bringing Aaron just so they could fight over the same demographic but with more talent.

Now, 6 years, a dissolved marriage, and a 3-year old kid later, all before the age of 25, and Solange gives herself a completely new positioning relative to Queen B. But hold up, are the moves she’s making too drastic to make from jump?

Presenting the evidence:

1. Six minute opuses with wild ass song names (a la Maxwell).

2. Having the public desire to be the “Black Bjork.”

3. Eclectic guest spots from Bilal to Lil Wayne.

4. A track entitled “Fuck The Industry” that poo poo’s on the same machine that made her kinfolk a pop culture icon?

I’m thinking homegirl might be a little out of pocket with that last one. Her first single “I Decided” is a hit in the UK, and getting love in North America. Like I understand you want to distant yourself from former image and the shadow of those that came before you, but be easy. People read quotes like “Black Bjork” and think “marketing strategy.”

Just because your tune runs on MTV2 or VH1 doesn’t mean that you are swimming against the current, not yet. I doubt she’ll be shunning her current lifestyle to take the ‘independent as fuck, touring the midwest in a Winnebago” path anytime soon.

All the same, every song she’s put out has been dope, proving good pipes do run in the Knowles family. Like anything else, let the work build the reputation and take it from there.


Best of Redman, Saadiq, & Nate Dogg!

September 23, 2008

Three bad brothers that you know so well.

Now with the music industry officially going down the crapper, it’s time to start offering the young bucks some perspective on good music (you can tell how old I make myself sound by saying that). Kind of like the Cliff Notes of an artist’s entire anthology, a good ‘best-of’ mix made by a reputable DJ can get a person up to speed on the key joints in an artist’s career in about an hour, as well as show off said DJ’s flavor.

Cosmo Baker, of The Rub crew in NYC, recently put out a real tight mixtape dedicated to REDMAN, in support their recent tour. A lot of material to choose from as Red has had one of the most consistent careers of any rapper ever.


Washington D.C. producer/DJ Quartermayne paid tribute to one of the most celebrated artists of our era, Raphael Saadiq. Along with his Tony Toni Tone and Lucy Pearl collabs, Quartermayne goes in on some album cuts and the huge tracks he had produced/penned for other artists like D’Angelo and Erykah Badu. Many surprises, and amazing vibe throughout.

QOOL DJ UNCLE Q – Best of Raphael Saadiq

And finally is my favorite mix of the moment. California’s Steve 1der, who’s doing it really big out West, pays homage to one of its biggest musical icons, Nate Dogg. 1der does it up proper, tightening up all of the crooner’s biggest tunes to JUST THE HOOK, making it as succinct of a summary of the D-O-double-G’s career as you can get. Recent news of him suffering his second stroke has all of us going, “Nate, hold ya head.”


First post GO!

September 23, 2008

Alrighty then. This is gonna the spot where I put you on to things that I dig on a day-to-day basis. It might be stuff you come to expect of me. It might be some straight up left field ish. But all-in-all, you’ll most like leave with something for free. As expected, being the leeches you are. Enjoy!


Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.