Saturday, May 31, 2008

Kanye West - Flashing Lights (2nd New Version)

Most people don't realize that Kayne West made three different versions of "Flashing Lights." Although neither version are as memorable as watching Rita G sexily stomp her way to tied up Kayne West, these versions does show how visual Hip Hop videos can become if more artists take chance.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Flasback Video: Brand New Funk-DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince

I'm a Will Smith fan, always have been, always will be. Ever since I heard the original 12" version of "Girls Ain't Nothin But Trouble" (that's pre-video version kids) using the theme song from "I Dream of Jeanie", I was hooked by Will's rhyming and Jazzy Jeff's DJing skills. The thing about Will and Jeff is that they were authentic. They didn't try to be hard as LL or poltical Public Enemy or gangsta like NWA, they were just regular guys talking about regular things. This authenticity followed Smith to Hollywood and Jeff back to Philly where his Touch of Soul production studio would give a spotlight to future artists like The Roots and Jill Scott. The best thing about Will and Jeff now and then is that they're still friends, which is almost unheard of in hip hop unless your Chuck D and Flavor Flav. --Kevin Lockett

Byron Hurt Looking for Aspiring Filmmakers

Byron Hurt who directed the film Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes is looking for aspiring filmmakers to work for him in New Jersey. Check out the info below:

Search for Talent
Are you a New Jersey resident tired of commuting into New York City to work on film projects? Are you willing to commute from New York City to New Jersey to be a part of a winning documentary production team?

If yes, then New Jersey-based award-winning documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt (God Bless the Child Productions) has a solution. He is fielding résumés and sample reels for future projects for these and other positions:

Editor Assistants
Associate Producers
Basic Requirements
At least two recommendations are required per position

Editors: at least 10 years of substantial experience as a documentary film editor. Must send an editing reel along with résumé.

Editor Assistants: 3-5 years experience and must have a command of Final Cut Pro 6.
Producers: 5-7 years of experience in the documentary filmmaking field. Producer reels are encouraged.

Associate Producers: 3-5 years experience in this position.

Production Managers: 5-7 years of experience in this position.

Production Assistants: Must show evidence of previous experience as an intern or Production Assistant for TV news productions or documentary films. Must also be very reliable and hard-working (can apply work experience toward college credit).

Interns: Young people looking for experience in the documentary filmmaking business are encouraged to submit résumés. Must be enthusiastic and hard working. Can apply work experience toward high school or college credit.

Other Important Notes
Preference will be given to New Jersey residents with requisite talent and experience. Potential candidates with cars are preferred.
Résumés due July 31, 2008. Positions begin in Fall 2008.
Please send all résumés and sample reels to:
Byron Hurt
P.O. Box 5463
Plainfield, NJ 07061

For more information about Byron Hurt and God Bless the Child Productions, Inc., please go to

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Rare Gems: Monie Love - Full Term Love

Introducing Hip Hop Flavas' New Forum

Have a show idea for Don and Ish?

Do you have a rare remix or new hot track that you want to the guys to play on Hip Hop Flavas?

Do you want to debate that wack "Top Ten Hottest MC's" list on MTV?

Make your thoughts and feelings known on our new forum:

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Video Soul: Estelle - American Boy w/ Kanye West

This joints been out for awhile, but its still great soul music.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Tribute To Sean Bell By Byron Hurt

Film Director Byron Hurt (Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes), recently made a video to honor the death of Sean Bell and bring a focus to police brutality. Take a moment to watch the video and join the fight to stop police brutality.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Remember Kevin Powell From The Real World

He's running for congress in Brooklyn! This is not a game people! Hopefully this will motivate more hip hop heads to seek political office.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Mothers Day : 2Pac Dear Mama

Hip Hop Flavas Wishes All The Mothers in the World Happy Mother's Day!