Thursday, January 31, 2008

Video: Evidence + Alchemist Interview

OnSmash interview with Wale

A good interview (via OnSmash) with our favorite product out of DC.

Yeah, it's Wale you prolly know me from the rap, home of the Terrapins and slangers of the crack...

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ain't I - Jay-Z

New Jigga off DJ Clue's new mixtape. Did I hear him say this is off of the Blueprint 3?!?

Ain't I - Jay-Z

Glow In The Dark Tour Poster

I don't think I'm gonna miss this one.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Video: Urine Nation

I'm a fan of the Internets Celebrities (BO-DE-GA!) and after I saw this one I was dyin'. I think I utilized all options this summer, but after New Year's in NYC a few weeks ago with my boy Jasper, this had me weak.

Urine Nation

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Lose It - JozeeMo feat. Little Brother

First single off of Cry Now, Laf Later.

Lose It - JozeeMo feat. Little Brother

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Tribute to Dave Ellis

I'm relatively new to the hip-hop blog scene, but I was recently smartened up to SumIsh, which was the brainchild of Dave Ellis. Ellis was killed in a fire two years ago today, but I'll let Peter Rosenberg tell you how he remembers him.
Dave Ellis was more than a friend. He was more than a coworker at WMUC in College Park. He was the ultimate hip hop head and truly one of the best human beings I’ve ever known. I’m not a religious guy, but I thank God that I got to spend time with Dave Ellis. He will always be a part of everything I do in hip hop. He died two years ago today in a fire that should have never happened, but will probably happen in another college town soon, because some borderline slumlords bend rules to make money off of kids who are living in unsafe conditions. I love you Dave. See you on the flip side, homey…

This is a wonderful tribute done by Haysoos of Wade Waters and Kenn Starr. 9th Wonder gave me the beat on the strength simply because I told him about Dave and how much Dave lived for true hip hop. Thanks 9th…

The song is hot...

Sum Ish for Dave (prod. by 9th Wonder) - Kenn Starr & Haysoos

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Lil Wayne booked on 3 felony drug charges

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Lil Wayne booked on 3 felony drug charges
Marijuana, cocaine found on rapper’s bus at checkpoint in Arizona
The Associated Press
updated 3:27 p.m. ET, Wed., Jan. 23, 2008

PHOENIX - Lil Wayne was arrested on three felony drug charges Wednesday after federal agents said they found illegal drugs including cocaine on his charter bus at a checkpoint in southwestern Arizona.

The rapper (real name: Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.) was being held at the Yuma County Sheriff’s jail on state drug charges, Capt. Eben Bratcher said.

Carter appeared via video arraignment late Wednesday morning in a court in Wellton, 35 miles east of Yuma.

James Tilson, a local lawyer retained by Carter, said his client was not formally charged and his next court date was scheduled for Jan. 25.

“We will find out by Jan. 25 whether or not the (Yuma) county attorney will file charges or not,” Tilson said. “He is looking forward to his day in court. That’s all I can say right now.”

His bond was set at $10,185. Tilson said they were working on his release.

The 25-year-old faces charges of possession of dangerous drugs, narcotics and drug paraphernalia.

Bratcher said Carter’s bus was stopped about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at a Border Patrol checkpoint near Dateland, Ariz., 78 miles east of Yuma.

Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman Ramona Sanchez said a Border Patrol canine unit alerted agents to the presence of illegal drugs on the bus. Among what a search yielded: nearly four ounces of marijuana and just over an ounce of cocaine as well as drug paraphernalia. DEA agents then arrested Carter, who was traveling with 11 others.

Officials also found a .40-caliber pistol registered to Carter, who has a concealed weapons permit in Florida. Authorities are looking into whether he violated any weapons laws in Arizona.

Two other men were arrested with him; they each face a charge of possession of marijuana.

In October, Carter and several other rappers were named in a federal lawsuit filed by music publishing companies, accusing them of sampling other artists’ songs without paying licensing fees.

Rapper Birdman and Lil Wayne won a viewers’ choice award for their song “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy” at Black Entertainment Television’s 2007 Hip-Hop Awards.


© 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ghostface might leave the game!!!

I can't sympathize for "the kid". Ghost has been putting out crazy albums for a minute but his shit doesn't sell, download era or not. Jay had 425,000 in his first week, is he crying about his album sales??? Or better yet Little Brother; what does Phonte say? "More press than soundscan" but is he crying in his blogs?, NO!, he is giving you download links for his album!!! I do understand how frustrating it can be to work hard on a project and not receive any sales, but music, especially rap, is in a new era now. Jay-Z used the film American Gangster to promote his album, LB used the Getback campaign and sold thousands of "Getback Little Brother" t-shirts (I just bought my Getback hoodie for the winter solstice last night) and showed love back to their fans by putting their fans pics on their MySpace. Rappers can't just "release" an album nowadays and expect the shit to sell, you need some kind of hype to get people to want to spend their money on your music. Take Weezy; I can't count how many Carter 3 advances I've seen in the past 2 years, but you know when his shit drops mad people will buy it and mad people will download it.


Been Around The World (Remix 98) - Puff Daddy




My Music Makes Me Happy Cuz I Aint Always Happy

Chase The Clouds Away - Evidence


Monday, January 21, 2008

Everyone Nose - N.E.R.D.

The first single off their upcoming album, N.3.R.D.

Everyone Nose - N.E.R.D.

Props to the BBC/Ice Cream Blog

Pharoahe Monch at Cat's Cradle

I won't profess to know much about Pharoahe Monch, other than a few songs including the Rehab (Remix) with Amy Winehouse, but it's "for de free" as long as you RVSP (link below).

Scion Live Metro Tour: Pharoahe Monch
Place: Cat's Cradle, 300 East Main St, Carrboro, NC
Date: January 22, 2008
Time: 9:30 PM - 2 AM

Saturday, January 19, 2008

THE GO-GO EXPERIENCE: Killer Mike Performing Live with the XO Band

Yours truly will be DJing at a trend setting event in Atlanta next month, with it's creator Singh, and DJ Jamad (Aphilliates). The Go-Go Experience brings D.C. to Atlanta w/ a live band backing another artist......Go-Go Style!!! (Think Jay-Z MTV Unplugged) Past shows have featured Wale, Joi, Sleepy Brown, and next months act will be Morehouse alum Killer Mike! It all goes down Feb. 1st, 2008 @ D'Jango downtown.


Friday, January 18, 2008

Cooking With Phil welcomes Brittany B.

Cooking With Phil welcomes Brittany B. from "On The Yard with Brittany B." to cook some steak and blue cheese on Italian sweet bread. Check out some of Brittany's interviews with personalities like Lupe Fiasco, DJ Drama and 9th Wonder on her YouTube Channel.

Season 2, Episode 1 feat. Brittany B. - Cooking With Phil

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Video: I Think She Knows - John Mayer

I Think She Knows - John MayerJohn Mayer playing the interlude from Justin Timberlake's "Lovestoned/I Think She Knows" simply because he "heard it in the car and wanted to try it out." I've never been a huge fan of his, but definitely can't knock the talent.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Video: Ya Hear Me - JozeeMo

Ya Hear Me (prod. by 9th Wonder) - JozeeMo

This brings a tear to the eye of a Bull City native. Proud that this man gets props on Nah Right, because I've followed him from his interview on Welcome To Durham to his underground mixtapes to his joining the Hall of Justus and working with 9th. He's come a long way, but it's clear he grinds hard.

Twelve Days of Getback

Phonte has been grindin these last three weeks, posting the early drafts of every Getback track. To get the full analysis of every song along with some bangin interviews with the producers (even 9th) of the album, check out the "Twelve Days of Getback" on Little Brother's MySpace.

Twelve Days of Getback - Little Brother

No Doubt - Buckshot & 9th Wonder

"Make me hot, P!" is what several rappers have been shouting at 9th Wonder over the last year. After Murs and Jean Grae both let 9th produce their entire albums, Buckshot is working with Wondra on his new album, The Formula. Check out the lead single...

No Doubt - Buckshot & 9th Wonder

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Meet E. Jones

I first heard about E. Jones a few years back when he started doing some big things with Little Brother and the Hall of Justus. It's tough to describe his style because it ranges from tracks "loopin up soul" to straight Southern club bangers like his latest single, "Mr. Magnificent". I learned a little more about him talkin to Phil and Jamie and started going through his catalog which includes tracks on Darien Brockington's Somebody To Love, The Hall of Justus' Soldiers Of Fortune and Talib Kweli's Eardrum. Check out his work on "Mr. Magnificent" by new rapper, Small World, who hails from Raleigh (which I will never refer to as "Ruff"). With Ludacris on the hook the track has been beatin up the radio over the last few weeks.

Mr. Magnificent (prod. by E. Jones) - Small World feat. Ludacris

If you from the Durham-Raleigh-Chapel Hill area, you probably recognize all the women in this video... BINGO!

Also check out E. Jones on Episode 5 of Cooking With Phil.

Episode 5 feat. E. Jones - Cooking With Phil

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Sam Sparro - Black & Gold

Wow..Djing has been taking up a lot of my time so I haven't been able to reach out to the blog but im gonna try to get back on it this year. So to start 08 off right, here is something a lil different...

Black & Gold - Sam Sparro