Thursday, February 28, 2008

?uestlove on Cooking With Phil

Season 2, Episode 4 feat. ?uestlove - Cooking With Phil
As I mentioned, ?uestlove and 9th Wonder partook in a discussion on the sampling of soul in hip-hop. The cast of "Cooking With Phil" was the first in the door and got a good interview with ?uestlove as well as some solid video of the entire forum and ?uestlove spinnin.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Video: Peter Rosenberg interviews Rita G

Peter Rosenberg interviews Rita G of Flashing Lights fame. Thank yeh!

9th Wonder & Buckshot Video Shoot Pics

Pics from the new Rik Cordero video of Buckshot & 9th Wonder feat. Talib Kweli. Supposedly this is a joint called "Hold It Down" off of The Formula. Check out all of the pics here.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bash Bros. feat. Sean Price & Big Pooh

Rapper Big Pooh blesses this track by the Bay Area group The Bash Bros., which will be on their new album Main Event. Not really feelin The Bash Bros. but props to em for reachin out to Pooh. Real recognize real, right?

Rock The Spot - Bash Bros. feat. Sean Price & Big Pooh

Real Late with Peter Rosenberg (Feb 24)

Rosenberg spins some new tracks from Pete Rock's new album NY's Finest along with the regular humor and good music of the show. Part 2 includes the interview with Pete Rock himself. Thursday, Pete Rock will be performing at New York's Highline Ballroom with Posted On The Yard favorite, Wale... wish I could be there.

Hot 97's Real Late with Peter Rosenberg (Feb 24)
Download: Part 1 | Part 2

Via Rosenberg Radio

The Light 2008 - Common

It's wild how it's taking corporate America to produce good hip hop. First Nike was able to get Rakim, Nas, KRS-One and Premier together to make a track about the music, then they paid the money to pair up Just Blaze and Juelz Santana to make an anthem for their new shoe line. Well now Smirnoff and Cornerstone Promotions are doing the Smirfnoff Signature Series to sell their product. To promote the new Smirnoff Signature Mix drinks, they’ve commissioned Common and Just Blaze to remake “The Light,” Q-tip and Cool n Dre to remake Tribe’s “Midnight,” and KRS-One and DJ Premier to remake “Criminal Minded.” All of the tracks will be available via Smirnoff tomorrow but check out "The Light" below.

The Light 2008 (Prod. by Just Blaze) - Common feat. Marsha Ambrosius & Bilal

Not only this, but all of these classics will be performed live at a launch party tonight in New York with Rik Cordero somewhere in the mix as well. Props to Miss Info.

Brand Nubian at Cat's Cradle

Scion does it again... I got to give them credit for a great concert series and for introducing audiences to a completely new face of hip hop in the process. Free if you RSVP.

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

Friday, February 22, 2008

Real Late with Peter Rosenberg (Feb 17)

Three hours of heat... Dilla, Pun, Big L and plenty more. The old school mix in the first hour is DOPE. If you ain't as familiar with the man Dilla as I once was, Pete will educate you.

Hot 97's Real Late with Peter Rosenberg (Feb 17)
Download: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Be Prepared - Akrobatik feat. Little Brother

Never heard of Akrobatik, but the track is hot. Off of his new album Absolute Value, in stores now.

Be Prepared (Prod. by 9th Wonder) - Akrobatik feat. Little Brother

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I Wonder (Original Sample) - Kanye West

Wouldn't normally post something like this... but this is fire.

I Wonder (Original Sample) - Kanye West

Monday, February 18, 2008

Juan Epstein

This is, without a doubt, my favorite "radio show" out there. Don't know if it really classifies as one, because they don't play much music, but the talk is hilarious and the contrasting styles of Ciph and Rosenberg really give you the whole picture when it comes to hip hop and all of that which surrounds it or has anything to do with it. Cipha Sounds is among other things the host of MTV's Sucker Free as well as a legend on Hot 97. Peter Rosenberg is relatively new to Hot 97, but he became one of my favorite personalities over last summer just because he is so honest and makes you excited about the music. Juan Epstein is the combination of the two men as they literally talk for over an hour and post the product on Rosenberg Radio. If you like this check the other Juan Esptein episodes, as well as Real Late With Peter Rosenberg for your music fix.

Juan Esptein 9 - Peter Rosenberg & Cipha Sounds

Friday, February 15, 2008

Meet Kooley High

Okay, I've ignored these cats long enough. Kooley High is comprised of emcees Tab-One, Charlie Smarts and Rapsody and producers Foolery and Sinopsis. They got together while attending North Carolina State University and have been slowly making a name for themselves. Tab-One and Charlie Smarts are apart of half of the four-person group Inflowential and Rapsody has done several solo joints, but together they are a collection of hip-hop heads who are makin heads nod nationwide. I was really impressed when I saw the quintet on Hood Hype and started listening to their MySpace playlist. They've got the complete support of 9th Wonder, who has laced several of their tracks with his gifts and their lyrical content is refreshing. Check out the 9th produced "How 2 Make A Hit" which is on the new M1 Platoon (bio of them coming soon) mixtape.

How 2 Make A Hit - Kooley High

EDIT: This is an M1-Platoon track featuring Kooley High's Rapsody.

If you're diggin that, check out their mixtape, Raleigh's Finest below.

Kooley High Presents: Raleigh's Finest Mixtape

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Video: ?uestlove & Travis Barker Drum-Off

Vicious. This took place at the Roots Annual Grammy Jam Session the night before the event. Check out ?uestlove and 9th Wonder at the Nasher Museum of Art for a discussion on "Hip-Hop Sampling Soul". The conversation will be moderated by Mark Anthony Neal. Order tickets here.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Video: Lupe Fiasco on Racism

In the vain of Black History Month, I thought this interview with Lupe Fiasco addressing racism was interesting.
It's a necessary evil, to keep democracy... but it's wack as hell.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

9th Wonder on Cooking With Phil

Season 2, Episode 3 feat. 9th Wonder - Cooking With Phil

Cooking With Phil goes outside the kitchen to the attend the opening of the Barkley Hendricks: Birth of Cool exhibition at The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. 9th Wonder was the DJ for the event and talked with Phil about his upcoming projects with Jay Electronica and Travis McCoy (Gym Class Heroes) as well as the video for Erykah Badu's "Honey".

Cooking With Phil at 2008 Honda BOTB

Season 2, Episode 2 @ 2008 Honda BOTB - Cooking With Phil

A little late on this one, but enjoy the sights and sounds of the 2008 Honda Battle of the Bands as Cooking With Phil tapes live from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Pics: The Go-Go Experience 02.01.08 [ATL.GA]

Pictures courtesy of Oh Snap Kid.


Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Video: Honey - Erykah Badu

Honey - Erykah Badu

Pretty late in posting this. I wasn't really feelin the track when I first heard it but the video is crazy. Check out, which breaks down the video and the label covers that E. Badu recreates in the video. 9th's stock is sky high right now...

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Brooklyn Soul - Jay-Z & Marvin Gaye

Only had heard a few tracks from this mixtape, but honestly, it's the hottest album remix I've heard of American Gangster so far. DJ Skee's American Godfather just didn't do it for me. Props to Phil fer de heads up on the full mixtape.

Mick Boogie Presents: Jay-Z & Marvin Gaye - Brooklyn Soul

Monday, February 04, 2008

Video: Yes, We Can

Yes We Can - feat. Barack Obama & Various Artists


NCCU AudioNet

I was put onto NCCU AudioNet by my buddy Blair, who hosts The Black Carpet Experience from 4 to 7PM on Wednesday nights on the student run station of NC Central University. The rotation of the station is relatively dope, and I've been listening for the most of today and am impressed at the selection... from "I'll Be" by Jay-Z & Foxy to "Brand New Funk" by The Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff. Check out the link below, which will play on your iTunes.

NCCU AudioNet: Campus Access Radio

Connect Like Dots - Goodie Mob feat. T.I.

This track is... different. But then again, we are talking about an alum of the most creative group of rappers in hip hop history. Yeah, I said it. Off of Goodie Mob's (including Cee-Lo) upcoming album, Freedom.

Connect Like Dots - T-Mo Goodie feat. T.I.