Sunday, November 30, 2008

Recent Flava: Consequence - Disperse (Feat. GLC & Really Doe)

I came across this video by Q-Tip's cousin Consequnce over the weekend. The track has been out since the summer, but "Disperse" is still a great track with a Hieroglyphics feel.

Kanye West who is the video (along with The Neptunes and Lupe Fiasco) is his working on the album with Q-Tip.

KRS-One & Dj Kid Capri On Fox News Speaking On Their New & Improved Hip Hop Network!

Charles Barkley Tells Lebron James To Shut The Hell Up!

Thanksgiving Day Blast: Old School 12" (Part IV)

The Real Roxanne - Bang Zoom! (1986)
A1-Bang Zoom!
B1-Howie's Teed Off

Ralph Rolle - Roxanne's A Man (1985)
A1-Roxanne's A Man (The Untold Story)
B1-Roxanne's A Man (Dub)

T La Rock - It's Yours (1984)
A1-It's Yours (Radio Mix)A2-It's Yours (Instrumental)B1-It's Yours (Scratch Party Death Mix)B2-It's Yours (Instrumental Party)

Ultimate 3 Mc's - What We Gonna Do (1985)
A1-What We Gonna Do
B1-What We Gonna Do (Intrumental)

Marley Marl & Mc Shan - Marley Marl Scratch (1985)
A1-Marley Marl ScratchB1-Marley Marl Scratch (Dub)

Fresh Gordon - Feelin' James (1987)
A1-Feelin' James (Long Version)A2-Feelin' James (Short Version)B1-I Believe In Music

Hollis Crew - It's The Beat (1985)
A1-It's The BeatB1-It's The Beat (Instrumental)

Newcleus - Jam On It (1984)
A1-Jam On ItB1-Jam On It (Instrumental)

Thanks Old School Revenge

Shawn Brown - The Rappin' Duke
01. Rappin' Duke [5:55]02. Rappin' Duke (Instrumental) [6:24]Playing Time : 12:19
Total Size : 19.2 MB

Paul Hardcastle - Rain Forest
Tracklisting------------01 - Rain Forest (Remix) [5:36]02 - King Tut [4:31]03 - Panic [4:26]04 - Forest Fire [7:28]05 - Loitering With Intent [4:06]06 - A.M. [5:07]07 - Sound Chaser [5:45]08 - Rain Forest (Original Mix) [5:09]Playing Time : 42:08Total Size : 71.5 MB

Thanks Brotherhood of Boomboxery

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Classic Tracks: EPMD-Let It Flow

EPMD's first album "Strictly Business" is one most underated greatest debut Hip Hop album's of all time. I dare anyone to name 15 other debut hip hop albums, where you don't skip a track.

Let The Funk Flow - EPMD

?uestlove vs. Jay Dee: The “Little Brother” Beat Story

As told by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson on

......and i knew i was witnessing history when him and pete rock re created half of “mecca and the soul brother” in the basement the weekend “dynamite” was created.
but man…..

what i learned eavesdropping 8am the following day made me a believer. that shit made me the stan of ALL stans.

if you are on my computer and need to find dilla. go to genre, and if he had something to do with it? it will be known for its tag: DILLA is GOD.

Read the entire story @

R&B Flava: Keyshia Cole - Playa Cardz Right (Feat. Tupac)

Thanksgiving Day Blast: Old School 12" (Part III)

BDP - why is that [12"] (1989)A1. Why Is That? (Extended Edit) A2. Why Is That? (Single Edit) B1. Why Is That? (Instrumental) B2. Who Protects Us From You? Listen

Slick Rick - Teenage Love (1988)A - Teenage Love (4:54)B - Teenage Love (Dub) (4:40)Listen

Oran 'Juice' Jones - The Rain [12in] (1986)A - The RainB - Your Song Listen

X-Clan - fire and earth [12"] (1991)A. Fire & Earth (100 % Natural) B. Fire & Earth (90 % Juice 10 % Spring Water) Listen

Busta Rhymes - Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See [12in] (1997) A1 Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See (Radio Edit) A2 Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See (Instrumental) B1 Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See (LP Version-Clean) B2 Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See (Instrumental)Listen

Domino - Sweet Potatoe Pie [12in] (1994) A1 Sweet Potatoe Pie (LP Version) A2 Sweet Potatoe Pie (Radio Version) B1 Sweet Potatoe Pie (LP Instrumental) B2 Sweet Potatoe Pie (A Cappella)B3 That's Real (LP Version)Listen

X-Clan - Heed The Word Of The Brother / Raise The Flag [12"] (1989) A1 Heed The Word Of The Brother (Vocal) A2 Heed The Word Of The Brother (Instrumental) B1 Raise The Flag (Vocal)B2 Raise The Flag (Instrumental)Listen

X-Clan - Funkin' Lesson [12"] (1990) A. Funkin' Lesson (Album Version) B. Funkin' Lesson (Instrumental) Listen

Kool Moe Dee - Go See The Doctor / Monster Crack [12"] (1986)A1 Go See The Doctor (Uncensored Version) A2 Go See The Doctor (Almost Clean Version) B1 Monster Crack (Street Mix) B2 Monster Crack (Radio Mix) Listen

Spice 1 - Welcome to The Ghetto [12"] (1992)A1. Welcome To The Ghetto (Extended Remix) A2. Welcome To The Ghetto (Radio Edit) A3. Welcome To The Ghetto (Radio Edit Street) B1. Welcome To The Ghetto (Short Remix) B2. Welcome To The Ghetto (Instrumental) B3. 187 Pure Listen

Funky Four + 1 - Thats The Joint1. That's The Joint2. Rapping & Rocking The House3. Do You Want To Rock4. King Heroin5. Square Biz6. Feel It (The Mexican)7. Super Stars8. Do You Want To Rock (Instrumental)9. King Heroin (Instrumental)10. Square Biz (Instrumental)11. That's The JointDownload Here

Thanks Kido

Friday, November 28, 2008

Barack & Michelle Obama Interview WIth Barbara Walters! [Full 38 Min Interview]

R&B Flava: Jamie Foxx - Just Like Me (feat. T.I.)

Thanksgiving Day Blast: Old School 12" (Part II)

K-Solo - Spellbound / Real Solo Please Stand Up [12"] (1990)A1 Spellbound A2 Spellbound (Instrumental) B1 Real Solo Please Stand Up B2 Real Solo Please Stand Up (Instrumental) Listen

Ice Cube - Wicked / U Ain't Gonna Take My Life [12"] (1992)A1 Wicked (Radio)A2 Wicked (Instrumental)B1 U Ain't Gonna Take My Life (LP Version)B2 U Ain't Gonna Take My Life (Instrumental)B3 Wicked (LP Version)Listen

Eazy-E - Eazy-Duz-It / Ruthless Villain / Radio [12"] (1988)A1 Eazy-Duz-It A2 Ruthless Villain B1 Radio B2 Eazy-Duz-It (Radio Edit) Listen

Eazy-E - We Want Eazy (Remix) [12"] (1989)A1 We Want Eazy (Remix)A2 Eazy-er Said Than DunnB1 Still Talkin' (Remix)B2 Eazy Chapter 8 Verse 10 Listen

The D.O.C. - The D.O.C. & The Doctor [12"] (1989)A1 The D.O.C. & The Doctor (Noisy Mix) A2 Something Ta Bump In Ya Car B1 The D.O.C. & The Doctor (LP Version) B2 Portrait Of A Master Piece (LP Version) Listen

Public Enemy - Night Of The Living Baseheads [12"] (1988)A1 Night Of The Living Baseheads (Anti High Blood Pressure Encounter Mix) A2 Night Of The Living Baseheads (Terminator X Meets D.ST & Chuck Chillout Instrumental) B1 Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic (Radio Version) B2 The Edge Of PanicListen

Whodini - Freaks Come Out At Night [12"] (1984)A1 Freaks Come Out At Night B1 Grandmaster Dee's Haunted Scratch B2 Freaks Come Out At Night (Instrumental) Listen

Kurtis Blow - The Breaks [12"] (1980)A. The Breaks (Vocal) B. The Breaks (Instrumental) Listen

3rd Bass - Steppin' To The A.M. [12"] (1989)A. Steppin' To The A.M. B. Steppin' To The A.M. (Instrumental) Listen

Malcolm McLaren - Buffalo Gals / Double Dutch [12"] (1982)A. Buffalo Gals (Vocal) B. Double Dutch (Vocal) Listen

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Parents Just Don't Understand [12"] (1988)A1. Parents Just Don't Understand (Extended Mix) A2. Parents Just Don't Understand (Single Edit) B1. Parents Just Don't Understand (Instrumental) B2. Live At Union Square, November 1986 Listen

Everlast - Forever Everlasting (1990)1. Syndicate Soldier2. Speak No Evil3. Syndication (Remix)4. What Is This5. The Rhythm [Featuring Donald D , Ice-T]6. I Got The Knack 7. On The Edge8. Fuck Everyone 9. Goodbye 10. Pass It On11. Never Missin' A BeatListen

Thanks Kido

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Uh oh! Allen Iveson vs. Practice Part Deux

Allen Iverson misses practice, won't start Friday

There was a noticeable absence at Pistons practice this morning in Auburn Hills: Allen Iverson. Iverson, who’s been a Piston for less than a month, has a history of bad behavior, including not showing up for practice.

After Wednesday night’s 110-96 victory over the Knicks, he was one of many players who grumbled when coach Michael Curry decided to hold practice on Thanksgiving morning.

Iverson was the only no-show today.

He will be fined an undisclosed amount and won’t start Friday night against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Palace.

Allen Iverson vs Practice-Original Flava

Thanksgiving Day Blast: Old School 12" (Part I)

Ollie & Jerry - Breakin' (There's No Stopping Us)(1984)
A1-Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us (Club Mix)B1-Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us (Instrumental)

Joeski Love - Pee Wee Dance (1986)
A1-Pee-Wee's Dance (Vocal Long Version)B1-Pee-Wee's Dance (Instrumental)

Bobby Jimmy & The Critters - Roaches (1986)
A1-RoachesB1-Roaches (Instrumental)Download

Bobby Jimmy & The Critters - Big Butt (1985)
A1-Big ButtB1-Big Butt (Instrumental)

B Fats - Woppit (1986)
A1-WoppitB1-Woppit (Dub Version)

Whodini - Friends Remixes (1984)
A1-Friends (Vocal)
A2-Friends (Instrumental)
B1-Friends (Mastermix)
B2-Friends (Ultimix)

The Fat Boys - The Fat Boys Are Back (1985)
A1-The Fat Boys Are BackB1-The Fat Boys Are Back (Instrumental)B2-The Fat Boys Are Back (Radio Version)Download

The Fat Boys - Can You Feel It (1984)
A1-Can You Feel ItB1-Can You Feel It (Instrumental)

World's Famous Supreme Team - Hey Dj (1984)
A1-Hey D.J. (Extended Version)B1-Hey D.J. (Instrumental)

Fresh 3 Mc's - Fresh (1983)
A1-FreshB1-Fresh (Instrumental) Download

Funky 4 - Do You Want To Rock (1982)
A1-Do You Want To Rock (Before I Let Go)
B1-Do You Want To Rock (Before I Let Go) (Instrumental)Download

Grandmaster Flash - New York New York (1983)
A1-New York New YorkB1-New York New York (Instrumental)

Grandmaster Flash - The Birthday Party (1980)
A1-The Birthday Party (Vocal)B1-The Birthday Party (Instrumental)Download
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Grandmaster Flash - Flash To The Beat (1982)
A1-Flash To The Beat (Part 1)B1-Flash To The Beat (Part 2)Download

Grandmaster Melle Mel - Internationally Known (1984)
A1-Beat StreetB1-Internationally Known (Vocal)B2-Internationally Known (Instrumental)

Thanks to Old School Revenge

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Day Blast: Old School 12" (PREVIEW)

Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express (1977)

Original Concept - Knowledge Me (1986)

Original Concept - Can You Feel It? (1988)

Dana Dane - Nightmares (1985) A1-Nightmares B1-Nightmares (Instrumental)

Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel - White Lines (1983) A1-White Lines A2-White Lines (Instrumental) B1- White Lines (Hot Tracks Mix) B2-White Lines (Extended)

The Boogie Boys - You Ain't Fresh? (1985)
A1-You Ain't Fresh (Morning Dew Mix)A2-You Ain't Fresh (7" Sunrise Mix) B1-You Ain't Fresh (High Noon Mix)B2-You Ain't Fresh (Midnight Mix)

The Boogie Boys - Girl Talk (1986) A1-Girl Talk (Long Distance Version)A2-Girl Talk (Short Distance Version)B1-Girl Talk (Diamond Dub)B2-Girl Talk (Instrumental)

L.L. Cool J - Rock The Bells (1985) A1-Rock The BellsB1-Rock The Bells (Original Version)

Dana Dane - Delancey Street (1987) A1-Delancey Street B1-Delancey Street (Instrumental)

Thanks to Old School Revenge

What The?? Women Turn To Prostitution to Survive

ABC reports "Desperate women turn to world's oldest profession during economic downturn"

Kanye West on Late Night With Conan O'Brien

Kanye West Interview With Conan O'Brien

Kanye West - Heartless (Live On Conan O'Brien)

LeBron James Talks To Stephen A. Smith

LeBron James discusses the Cleveland Cavaliers, the New York Knicks, and his future with Stephen A. Smith.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

R&B Flava: Maxwell Interview @ Performances

Maxwell Interview
AP: "Maxwell, one of the key voices from R&B's neosoul era, is back making music after a long hiatus. The Grammy-nominated singer talks about his U.S. tour and upcoming fourth studio release, 'Black Summer's Night." (Thanks 2

Maxwell Performs -Ancesion (Don’t Ever Wonder) In ATL

Maxwell performs Simply Beautiful @ The BET Awards

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Common - Punch Drunk Love featuring Kanye West (prod. The Neptunes)

Punch Drunk f. Kanye West (prod. The Neptunes) Mediafire

Kanye West - Angie Martinez Interview
(Thanks 2 Dope Boyz)

Angie Martinez Interviews Common

Common: Talks To Youth, Zune Commercial w/ Afrika Bambaataa, Be [Original Dilla Version] & New Website

Common Speaks to the Youth

by skaybn

Zune TV Spot ft. Common and Afrika Bambaataa

Common "Be (Prod. J Dilla)" [Original Version]

Common - I’ve Been Pimp’n (Prod. by J Dilla)

Check out Common's new website "Think Common"

Monday, November 24, 2008

Re-Up: Idle Warship (Talib Kweli & Res)-Black Snake Moan Video

Idle Warship (Brooklyn emcee Talib Kweli, Philadelphia singer Res (Shareese Renèe Ballard) and the new member Canadian singer Krista Gonzales aka Graph Nobel) are currently recording their debut album, Party Robot, which is tentatively planned for a 2009 release

Idle Warship (Talib Kweli & Res) - Black Snake Moan (I dig this track, for my house music friends, this track is primed for a remix--kaz)

Everywhere I Go (Ft. The Game & Talib Kweli) - Self Scientific

Idle Warship (Talib Kweli & Res) - Industry Diary

MC Breed Dead at 37

Eric Breed known professionally as
MC Breed, died Saturday at a friend's home in Ypsilanti, about 30 miles southwest of Detroit, a Washtenaw County medical examiner's spokesman said Monday.

Toxicology reports were pending, but no foul play was suspected in the 37-year-old's death. Breed had suffered from kidney failure, according to The Detroit News and The Flint Journal.

MC Breed "Ain't No Future In Yo Frontin'"

M. C. Breed featuring 2Pac "Gotta Get Mine"

Houston Rockets' Tracy McGrady finds true calling in missions to ravaged Darfur

The Houston Rockets guard known as T-Mac was in a refugee camp in Chad, speaking with victims of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in neighboring Darfur. What had begun as a celebrity fact-finding mission was leaving a profound impact on McGrady, transforming the once-pampered superstar into an impassioned activist. The trip also resulted in a documentary film and collaboration with the United Nations.

More than a year later, McGrady and his partners are ready to launch the Sister School Initiative, which will work with the U.N. to fund education in refugee camps, and link African and American schools with the ambitious aim of modernizing education in war zones.

McGrady has already enlisted several NBA stars, and hopes to use his platform to bring change to this region where women are raped, children are killers and babies are set on fire, a region whose troubles changed him forever.

Read more here:

2008 American Music Awards: Kanye West & Alicia Keys, Beyonce

Kanye West Performs "Heartless"

Alicia Keys performs "Superwoman w/ Queen Latifah and legendary opera singer Kathleen Battle

Beyonce Performing "Single Ladies"

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Black Friday Stater Kit

For anyone who is a Black Friday shopper or if you are new to the game, check out this is link.

BBC Documentary: Jay-Z: He Came, He Saw, He Conquered (Part I)

Alan Yentob explores the life and work of the chart topping rapper and multi-millionaire businessman Jay-Z. With an exclusive insight into his world Yentob accompanies Jay-Z for six months, including the build up to his triumphant headline gig at Glastonbury and backstage access to his concerts in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York. Jay-Z also talks in depth about his other passions, which include modern art, architecture, politics, sports and fashion.

Friday, November 21, 2008


Update: 12/17-Backspin and The Strobe Returns on Sirius XM on January 15, 2009
Although the movement to bring old school Hip Hop back to Sirius XM is growing

the powers that be has virtually ignored our emails and phone calls about the
cancellation of Backspin 43 and XM's The Rhyme.

So we need to do more.

Today we are unveiling our new online petetion to
bring old school Hip Hop back to Sirius XM.

Even if you don't have Sirius XM,
we still want you to sign our petition.

Not only to show Sirius XM that while classic rock is a genre,

old school Hip Hop is part of a Culture:

A Culture of MUSIC

A Culture of STYLE

A Culture of


that deserves to be




Kevin Lockett, Bring Backspin Back

Will Smith Visits Cleveland

Will Smith put in a good 12-hour day in Greater Cleveland Thursday.

In the midst of a five-city tour promoting his new film, "Seven Pounds," Smith was greeted by an array of hugs, handshakes, cell-phone snappers, and "you're-really-an-inspiration" moments from starstruck fans.

"We've never done it this way before, we usually only do New York and L.A.," said Smith. "This is more like the old school music tours. Different clubs, different cities, meeting people. You get in touch with what people are feeling and thinking and it's much more personal when you're actually out shaking hands."

The actor-rapper-humanitarian carried his considerable charisma around town in a huge bus emblazoned with his face and the film's title. "Seven Pounds," a drama about a man who suffers a tragedy then helps seven strangers, opens nationwide Dec. 19th.

Will Smith promotes new movie, helping others in Cleveland

CLEVELAND: Will Smith grew up in sometimes-snowy Philadelphia but has been softened up by life in Hollywood. ''I've definitely been re-sensitized to cold,'' he said with a chuckle this morning during a chat with reporters in the InterContinental Hotel in Cleveland.

Cleveland was chosen for the tour in part because Smith has fond memories of playing there with DJ Jazzy Jeff when Smith was better known as the Fresh Prince.

Will Smith/Rasario Dawson-Seven Pounds

New Flava: Q-Tip - Renaissance Rap

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Barack Obama & Michelle On 60 Minutes [Full 41 Min]

GM, Ford Executives Say No To $1 Salary In Exchange For Government Aid

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- The chief executives of General Motors Corp. (GM) and Ford Motor Co. (F) said Wednesday they wouldn't accept a $1 salary in exchange for government aid to their imperiled companies, as the head of the former Chrysler Corp. did a generation ago.

During a hearing Wednesday, a member of the House Financial Services Committee told Rick Wagoner of GM and Alan Mulally of Ford that reducing their annual salaries to $1 would be an important symbolic gesture as they lobby for $25 billion in loans funded by tax dollars. Chrysler's Lee Iacocca worked for that wage when his company was bailed out by the government in the 1980s.

Ludacris & DJ Premier In The Lab

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

New Flava: Kanye West - Paranoid

I'm excited about Kanye West's new album coming out.

Where the last album was definitley radio friendly, "808 & Heartbreak" should push his fans to expand their musical minds.

"Paranoid" is a great tune because it has very 80's feel about without feeling retro. The track is already getting played on BBC 1 Xtra in England, but it will be interesting to see how the album "808" will sell in America.

Although West uses auto-tunes quite a bit on "808", should not expect a T-pain or Lil Wayne type album, but one that musically and lyrically pushes himself and artists to grow; an evolution that most great artists make to seperate themselves from the pack.

In essence, "808" might be the album that Mr. West will finally win The Grammy for "Album of The Year". (808 & Heartbreak will be released on 11/24)

Kevin Lockett

Please sign our petition to bring old school Hip Hop back to Sirius XM

Respect The DJ: Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (Then & Now)

1989 Interview with Arsenio Hall

DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith-Brand New Funk 2008

Sirius XM Fans Give "The Reason" Why They Should Bring Your Favorite Channel Back

Update 11/21-Please sign our petition to bring old school Hip Hop back to Sirius XM

I wanted to give a voice to all of you Sirius XM fans who lost ther favorite stations like Backspin 43, Strobe, Boombox, The Rhyme 65, etc.

Go to : and in three minutes or less upload a video and tell Sirius XM "The Reason" why Sirius they should back your favorite Sirius channel; for instance:

" The Reason I love Backspin is because ...." or "The Reason Sirius needs to bring back Strobe is because...."

By starting each video with the phrase "The Reason" it gives us unified messgage.

If you have any questions, drop me a line at

Thanks and keep the movement going on Facebook.

Kevin Lockett

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Respect The DJ: Jazzy Jeff The Vibe I'm On (1998)|109 MB|

Intro (Summer In The City- Quincy Jones)
Lauryn Hill – “Lost Ones” (Blend)
Common Sense – “Communism”
Mos Def – “Universal Magnetic”
Shawn J Period, OC, Ras Kass – “Action Guaranteed”
Diamond D & Sadat X with C-Low, Severe & K-Terrible – “Feel It”
Nas – “One Love” (Blend)
A Tribe Called Quest – “Stressed Out Remix”
A Tribe Called Quest – “Get A Hold”
A Tribe Called Quest – “Jam”
A Tribe Called Quest + Busta Rhymes – “One, Two”
De La Soul – “Breakadawn”
De La Soul – “Stakes Is High” (Blend)
Channel Live & KRS-One – “Madizm”
Eminem – “97 Bonnie and Clyde” (Blend)
The Fugees – “Fugee-La” (Blend)
KRS-One – “Hip Hop vs Rap”
Organized Konfusion – “Somehow, Someway”
Dialated Peoples – “Work The Angels”
Limitless – “Fat Free” (Blend)
Camp-Lo & Trugory – “Sparkle”
Mos Def, Q-Tip, Tash – “Body Rock”
? – “Time Bomb”
Roy Ayers – “Searchin”
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – “Searchin”
Tom Scott – “Today”
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – “They Reminisce Over You”

Respect The DJ- Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

The first time I heard the original 12" for "Girls", I couldn't believe what I heard. Who in the world would sample the theme of ""I Dream of Jeannie" and the second thing was who this guy rhyming named the Fresh Prince? He rhymed differently than RUN DMC or Whodini, but he was rapping the way I was thought.

After I bought DJ Jazzy Jeff's & The Fresh Prince's debut album "Rock The House", I was awed by Jazzy Jeff's scratching techniques (which influenced my Djing skills) and the use of jazz on songs like "A Touch of Jazz".

The video for "Girls" didn't come out until a few years later after Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith made "Parents Just Don't Understand."

Unfortunately, these two has not received the credit they deserve as being hip hop pioneers. Unlike a lot of rappers past and present who embellish their lives, Will & Jeff were no different from N.W.A. because they both of them were true about themselves and their surroundings.

Where Ice Cube wrote from a drug dealers perspective fRom Compton, (even though wasn't a drug dealer), Will Smith wrote about having problems with his parents; both of them were writing from a base of truth, just from two different life experiences.

Maybe that's why I'm a still a fan of Will Smith's acting and Jeff Townes's production 20 years later because both of them are still being honest to their fans, now Will is doing it on the big screen, while Jeff is still jazzy on wax.


DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince-Girl's Ain't Nothin But Trouble

Jazz & Hilary

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince-A Touch of Jazz (Remix)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

New Flava: Kanye West-Street Lights

Please sign our petition to bring old school Hip Hop back to Sirius XM

New Flava: Gym Class Heroes (Feat. Estelle) - Guilty As Charged

XM Listeners of The Rhyme 65 Join Our Backspin 43 Campaign

Update 11/21-Please sign our petition to bring old school Hip Hop back to Sirius XM

Our campaign to bring Backspin back to Sirius is moving quite well!

Everyday we are gaining from people around the globe to help bring an old school music channel back to Sirius XM Thanks to our friend Monica, I like to extend an invitation to those fans of XM's Hip Hop channel "The Rhyme" on channel 65 to help join our fight.

As a Sirius I didn't know about "The Rhyme", but just like Backspin 43, "The Rhyme" was dedicated to pure hip hop.

So XM Rhyme listeners, please join us at Bring Backspin Back on Sirius XM. The fact that Sirius XM had two stations dedicated to pure hip hop and cancelled both of them is inexcusable; so I have an idea.

Since we have been hitting Sirius pretty hard with phone calls and emails, the next person who should hear out concerns is Mel Karmazin who is the Chief Executive Officer of SIRIUS XM Radio.

Voice your displeasure of losing Backspin 43 & The Rhyme and tell him you are going to cancel your subscription if changes aren't made to bring back an Old School Hip Hop channel, (I still miss Strobe too). Sirius stock is down to 26 cents a share and the last thing Sirius XM needs is to lose subscribers (Read: This Week's 5 Dumbest Stock Moves)

If anybody can locate an email or phone number for Mr. Karmazin, please send it to me or post it on Facebook.


Kevin Lockett

Here's the info to Sirius to tell them to bring an old school Hip Hop station back:

Sirius Corporate number: 212-584-5100, who is the Head of Urban Programming @ Sirius!

Customer Service: 1-888-539-SIRIUS (7474)

Email customer support:

Join the movement on Twitter:
Upload videos for "The Reason" Why Sirius XM should bring back Backspin on Youtube.

Here's an upset Backspin fan I found on Youtube

Respect the DJ: Jazzy Jeff Video Interviews

Jazzy Jeff Scion interview

Jazzy Jeff interview 2000 from the DvD Scratch

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I Want My Backspin Station on Sirius XM Back!

Update: 12/17-Backspin and The Strobe Returns on Sirius XM on January 15, 2009

Visit the new blog: (Pop culture with an Urban Twsist)

Update: 11/21-Please sign our petition to bring old school Hip Hop back to Sirius XM

Update 11/17: Upload videos for "The Reason" Why Sirius XM should bring back Backspin on Youtube. Read the post here:

Today I jumped in my car and I noticed that the old school Hip Hop Channel Backspin 43 was gone.

Now Sirius has about 200 stations and you mean to tell me that couldn't keep Backspin (and another favorite of mine Strobe).

Somewhere a Sirius program director missed the memo that Hip Hop is broader than 13-21 year olds. Even our soon to be elected Barack Obama is part of the old school Hip Hop generation!

He like many of us grew up on RUN DMC, LL Cool Public Enemy, De La Soul, etc.

If Sirius can keep their many classic rock and metal stations intact, why can't we have our ONE old school hip hop station?

For anyone young and old who loves hip hop, join my
Bring Backspin Back on Sirius XM group on Facebook.

If Barack Obama can change the world and get elected president, we can get together and try to bring Backspin back on Sirius XM!

Join the movement on Twitter:

Thanks for your help,

Kevin Lockett

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Here's a disgruntled Backspin fan I found on Youtube

New Flava: Jay-Z- We Made History

Here's Jay-Z's tribute to President-elect Barack Obama's victory against John McCain, "We Made History" produced by Kanye West:

Respect The DJ- Jazzy Jeff 2008 Interview

Jazzy Jeff on working with Will Smith again

"Every time we get together, we talk about it," Townes said. "And I think it would be very well accepted. One of the biggest factors is that he's probably the biggest movie star on the face of the Earth. That's a big factor, because at the end of the day he's got a movie side and he's got a music side. And I don't think the movie side really likes the music side. I understand that.

If he makes a movie studio US$750-million, they probably say he's crazy for wanting to do a record. But you know what? It's in his heart."

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day 2008: Unspoken Illness Among Veterans-PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and Substance Abuse

Nearly 300,000 veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from either post-traumatic stress or depression, according to a recent study by the Rand Corp. The Department of Veterans Affairs says mental health is the second-largest area of illness for veterans of those wars.

....A few easy ways to help veterans overcome the stigma of mental illness include:

Talk about your family's experiences with mental illnesses and addictions as you would about other medical conditions. Mental illnesses and addictions need to come fully out of the closet.

Decide to become literate about mental illnesses and addictions. Read and ask questions about those conditions and look for courses on mental health literacy in your community.

Support veterans groups and your local mental health center's efforts to make mental health and addictions treatment available in every community.

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Veterans Day 2008: Ohio Veterans Group to Honor Black Soldiers

The Dayton African American Legacy Institute will for the first time honor Black soldiers at an Armistice Day memorial program. The program honors local Blacks who died while serving their country, reports The Dayton Daily News.

“Each year, I see celebrations for our veterans, but I never see observances for the Black soldiers who sacrificed for us,” said Bill C. Littlejohn, Dayton Municipal Court Judge and board president of the institute.
“African-Americans fought in every war from the Revolution to the present day. The group recognizes that for decades Black soldiers returning from war were ostracized. “We want to honor their heroism and their perseverance,” Littlejohn said.

The group will hold a reception and program this evening called “African-American Veterans: A History of Service and Sacrifice.” They will present medals they received from the government posthumously to families of deceased veterans and to living veterans, Littlejohn said.

Respect The DJ: Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - Rock the House [The Samples]

Monday, November 10, 2008

Respect The DJ: Jazzy Jeff & Skillz In Paris (Rock The House)

Black Teen Beaten After Obama Victory In Staten Island

CBS reports "One disturbing event that followed Barack Obama's victory happened on Staten Island: a suspected bias attack on a black teen"

Sunday, November 9, 2008

DJ Jazzy Jeff - The Return of The Magnificent

(Courtesy of Don't Tell Nobody)

Outkast Meets N.I.N.: Nine Inch Naliens [Mixtape]

"Ill Poetic shot over the mixtape he did between Outkast and Nine Inch Nails called “Outkast Meets N.I.N.: Nine Inch Naliens.” Be sure to check up on this from Ill Poetic, he always comes through with some quality work. Definitely a dope mashup outta him. It combines the rock instrumentals from N.I.N. and the hot rhymes kicked by Outkast. "

Bonus : Mood Muzik’s Third: Joe Budden Meets Portishead [Mixtape]

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Sports Flava A.I & Kobe Interviews

Allen Iverson sits down with Stephen A. Smith and talks about hsin trade to The Detroit Pistons

Kobe Bryant sits down with Stephen A Smith to discuss the Olympic Gold medal, losing to the Celtics last year, ending his career as a Laker and his growth as a player and a person.

New Obama Flava: - It's A New Day

The Black Eye Peas who created a youtube video stir with his "Yes We Can" video, recently made another ode for President-elect Barack Obama, (Will.I.Am debuted "It's A New Day" on Oprah Winfrey on Friday).

Live Flava: Q-Tip & N.E.R.D

Q-Tip “Late Show With David Letterman” Video (11/06/08)

N.E.R.D. - Spaz (Live on Jimmy Kimmel)

Friday, November 7, 2008


Flashback Flava: Ice Cube-Steady Mobbin

New Videos Kanye West, 50 Cent & Scarface

Kanye West - Love Lockdown (New Mix/Mastering) Mediafire
Kanye West - Heartless (New Mix/Mastering) Mediafire

Kanye West - Heartless [Animated Version]

Kanye West - Love Lockdown x American Boy W/Estelle At MTV EMAs

Scarface - High Powered

50 Cent - Get Up

Jobless rate bolts to 14-year high of 6.5 percent

WASHINGTON – The nation's unemployment rate bolted to a 14-year high of 6.5 percent in October as another 240,000 jobs were cut, far worse than economists expected and stark proof the economy is deteriorating at an alarmingly rapid pace.

.....About 10.1 million people were unemployed in October, an increase of 2.8 million over the past year. A year ago, the unemployment rate stood at 4.8 percent.

The jobless rates for teenagers (20.6 percent) and blacks (11.1 percent) were little changed. The unemployment rate for Asians in October was 3.8 percent, not seasonally adjusted. The jobless rates for teenagers (20.6 percent) and blacks (11.1 percent) were little changed. The unemployment rate for Asians in October was 3.8 percent, not seasonally adjusted.

For Minorities, Milestone Election Contrasts With Bleak Economy

Unemployment, rising for all groups, stood nationally at 11.2 percent for blacks in October — more than twice the rate of whites. Worse still, the rise in unemployment was far steeper over the last 12 months for blacks than for whites,0,2905397.column

?uestlove Sheds Tears Over Barack Obama's Victory

?uestlove from The Roots sheds some tears over Obama's victory over john McCain as well insightful views on hip hop during the Bill Cinton's and the political scene today.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Basic Vocab - Come Get With It (from HBO’s Entourage)

One of the great things about the show Entourage on HBO is that that play a lot of episode. At the end of episode 62 ("First Class Jerk", they played this song "Come Get With it" by the indie hip hop act Basic Vocab. The track is in that Slum Village/KMD mode.
(Thanks to Hip Hop Update for the track)

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Barack Obama's Victory Acceptance Speech & MP3 [Full 18 Minutes]

Presidential Election 2008: "Nov. 4: Barack Obama tells more than 125,000 people in Chicago, “If there's anybody out there who still questions ... the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.”

Download Mp3 (Right click on to download speech)
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Biography: Barack Obama: Inaugural Edition DVD

Inspire a Nation: Barack Obama's Most Electrifying Speeches of the 2008 Election (International Edition): Includes Obama's Berlin Speech and Election Night Victory Speech

Will.I.Am Goes On CNN - Hologram Style! (First Time Ever On National TV)

CNN reports "Singer talks with CNN's Anderson Cooper about his impact on Sen. Barack Obama's campaign"

Obama Makes History: Barack Obama Becomes The 1st African American President Of The United States Of America!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Final 2008 Presidential Electoral Map

Election Day 2008: Barack Obama-Yes We Can

Okay people its D-Day! Call your friends, your family, co-workers, heck even people you hate and tell them to vote or take them with you to vote Obama today, (as well as the many issues and political races in your hometown)

No offense to John McCain, but dude should have handled his business back in 2000 when George W. Bush and Karl Rove was smacking him around.

Today's election is not just about the U.S., but our interanational brothers and sisters who checks out our blog everyday who are watching we are doing to see if we can turn this country and gain worldwide respect again.

I'm not saying that Barack Obama is going to fix everything (it'll probably take him at least two terms to get us back on track as a nation), but an Obama victory will strengthen our presence around the world, plus he'll be the first cool brotha in the Whitehouse!

We can't afford another four years of Bush's failed policies and leave them in the hands of man who has a bad heart and woman who believes that it was in God's plans that the U.S. invaded Iraq.

So get up off couch, get in your car, get on the bus, I don't care how you do it and vote.

If not for yourself, do it it for your children and your children's children.

If you don't know where to vote, go to: type in your information and it will tell you where you need to go.


-Kevin Lockett

Will. I.Am-Yes We Can

Monday, November 3, 2008

New Flava: Q-Tip, Kool Keith & M.I.A.

Q-Tip ft Barack Obama-Shaka

Q-Tip - Gettin’ Up (Remix) f. Busta Rhymes (DJ Scratch Remix)

Q-Tip "Go New York"

Kool Keith - Executive Suites (Feat. Denis Deft)

M.I.A and Timbaland-Come Around

Lebron James & Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Dolls) - Nike After Six Sneaker Promo Commerical

The theme song for the commercial is "Westchester Lady" by Bob James. The first time I heard this track was on Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince's "A Touch of Jazz" back in the day.

Obama's grandmother dies at 86

HONOLULU: Barack Obama's grandmother, whose personality and bearing shaped much of the life of the Democratic presidential contender, has died, Obama announced Monday, one day before the election. Madelyn Payne Dunham was 86.

Letter to Ohio Voters

Hello my fellow Ohioans,

Tomorrow, Ohio is once again a swing state in deciding who will become the next president of the United States.

Already, there has been a great number of Ohioans who has already turned out for early voting, but on November 4th, we will decide if we remain a red state or go blue.

But in essence, it’s not about staying red or going blue, but Ohio’s survival as a state.

Being a life long resident of Ohio, I never understood why this mostly blue collar state is red.

President Bush won the state Ohio in 2000 and 2004, but can anyone tell what has he done for our state?

I’m serious, what has President Bush or any Republican president in recent memory done to help the blue collar worker, the middle class, the farmer or the poor in Ohio?

According to US News and World Reports, Ohio has lost 300,000 manufacturing jobs this decade and its median income has dropped by 3 percent.

I have routinely watched friends and colleges leave Ohio because they couldn’t find jobs here or they had better opportunities elsewhere. The ones who have remained are either doing okay, but not great, while the others are doing everything they can to survive.

If you are a conservative and you are voting for McCain, I get it. You are loyal to your party and the values that the Republicans represent.

But if you live in North Canton and you watched the Hoover vacuum company plant close down (750 jobs lost) or watch your friends or neighbors lose their homes, why are you voting Republican? (In October, Ohio ranked #4 in foreclosures nationwide).

If you seen loved ones shipped off to Iraq for more than three times or seen them come back with mental or physical injuries or worse yet, killed in action, why are you voting Republican?

According to Ohio has lost 172 soldiers in Iraq (with 1313 wounded), which ranks only behind California, Texas, Pennsylvania and New York in Iraq war deaths.

If you are farmer living in rural Ohio, why are you voting Republican?

Senator Obama supports subsidies and favored recent reforms to steer the assistance away from large commercial operations toward smaller family farms, while McCain opposes subsidies for farmers.

If you’re not voting for Obama because of his race, get over it, its 2008. African-Americans, Latins, Asians, Middle Eastern folks are here and there are not going anywhere.

On the flip side, just because a person votes for Obama, doesn’t mean that inequality or racism is over. The national unemployment average is 5.4%, while the unemployment rare for African-Americans is 11%.

Until U.S. companies start reflecting the equality of the military where diversity is seen in all levels employment, then employment inequality for minorities does not end on November 5th 2008 with a Barack Obama victory over John McCain.

I am not saying that if Barack Obama becomes president, he will be able to fix all or even most of Ohio’s problems.

In fact, he will probably have to make some tough decisions that might hurt Ohio in the short run (budget cuts), but will help us in the long run (renewable energy jobs, anyone).

But don’t we owe it to ourselves as Ohioans to see if a democratic president can help our state.

Granted, one of the things that spurred the job losses Ohio was by Democrat President Bill Clinton’s NAFTA bill. But if Senator Obama keeps to his word and amend NAFTA so that companies will be given incentives to keep jobs in the U.S., this might be incentive needed to help Ohio’s economic resurgence.

However, even with all these facts and figures, at the end of the day my fellow Ohioans, the choice you make for president will be your own.

Neither I nor anyone else can tell you whom you should vote for or why.

But if you love the state of Ohio like I do, you will make a conscientious decision; A decision that will not only effect you and your family, but the very survival for our state for years to come.

Go Buckeyes,

Kevin Lockett