Saturday, January 31, 2009

Rev Al Sharpton Speaks Against The "No Snitchin" Rule In Miami

Channel 10 reports "The reward for information in the fatal shootings of two teenagers in Liberty City has been raised as the Rev. Al Sharpton."

Activision Confirms DJ Hero For 2009

(Escapist Magazine) Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has confirmed the existence of the oft-rumored DJ Hero, a Guitar Hero spinoff with a turntable peripheral.

Though the existence of a Guitar Hero spinoff called DJ Hero has basically been assumed since Activision trademarked the name last year (and since it just makes so much sense), Activision has been coy about making the game official. Now, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has made something of an inadvertent official announcement of the game's existence, even pegging it with a release window of later this year.

Speaking on the success of peripheral-driven games during an interview with CNBC, Kotick pointed out the massive success of Guitar Hero and then mentioned another game that will presumably come in a gigantic box: DJ Hero. "We have this product called DJ Hero coming out later this year, which is a turntable that you actually can play competitively and spin discs and mix songs," Kotick said.

DJ Hero won't be the only videogame record-scratcher in town this year, though. This spring will see the release of Scratch: The Ultimate DJ, another Guitar Hero-With-Turntables that has the creative backing of hip-hop producer Quincy Jones III and a turntable peripheral being designed by Numark, the world's most ubiquitous DJ equipment manufacturer. Sounds like Scratch certainly has its stuff together, so we might see a battle for the throne of top DJ game before year's end.

As for DJ Hero, rumors point to B-Boy developer FreeStyle Games as the developer of the title, as they were acquired by Activision last year to work on "unspecified music games." Aside from that and the information blabbed about by Kotick just now, the exact nature of DJ Hero remains in the dark. How big will the fake turntable be? Will you be able to play it in your lap, will you have to buy a coffee table to rest it on, or maybe it'll come with fold-out legs so you can just set it up wherever you want?

Also, I wonder if Grandmaster Flash or Funkmaster Flex will get as angry over this game as certain guitarists have over Guitar Hero. Somehow, I doubt it.

D-Nice Presents “Experiencing The Dream” (Video)•

On January 20th, 2009, approximately 2,000,000 people descended on Washington, D.C. to witness and participate in the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Here is a montage of video footage D -Nice captured during that time.


D-Nice Presents: Experiencing The Dream from D-Nice on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Doctor Who (Feat. Sadat X) - Build / Destroy

Crips and Bloods: Made In America (Produced by Baron Davis)

Narrated by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker and produced by NBA star Baron Davis "Crips and Bloods: Made in America" tells the story of the Crips and Bloods, South Los Angeles' two most infamous African-American gangs of LA.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

FAN-TAS-TIC Volume 1 & 2: Original Samples

Featuring samples from Slum Village’s 1997 demo album, Fan-Tas-Tic Vol 1
produced by J. Dilla.
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Samples from Slum Village’s first official release produced by J. Dilla


Thanks Kevin Nottingham

Bill O'Reilly Blasts Jay-Z & Young Jeezy For Their Comments on Rhyme Bush

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Watch Barack Obama Inauguration Day Stream Live

Rare Flava: Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - I Got To Have It

Monday, January 19, 2009

Snoop Dogg - Dr. King Remember f. Sly Stone

Snoop Dogg - Dr. King Remember f. Sly Stone

Martin Luther King Jr. comments by Eldridge Cleaver - 1968

Segments from a speech at UC Irvine, 1968, by Eldridge Cleaver. Minister of Information for the Black Panther Party, Author of 'Soul on Ice' and presidential candidate of the Peace & Freedom Party.

Biggie Week: 2pac & Notorious Big On Stage With Snoop & Death Row (RARE)

biggie start his freestyle at 4:20


Bonus
2Pac, biggie & diddy on stage what u want

Friday, January 16, 2009

J Dilla in Vibe: Make Sure You Write A Will


In this month's issue of Vibe (with an old looking Kanye West on cover), they did a great piece on the late great J. Dilla.
This is great read f or anyone who is fan of J. Dilla or whom want to know more about one of the best producers in Hip Hop history.

In the piece you will learn:


1.) What a great producer he was.


2.) The fight he put up to finish his last album before he died from Lupus.


3.) The financial issues that is still hampering his family, three years since his death, (Dilla left two daughters to provide for, a sizable IRS bill, and unresolved legal issues surrounding the use of his beats.)

If there a few things everyone should take away from this article is that:

A) You should something that love all the way to up your last breath.

B.) Take care of your finances.

The one thing that is not talked about in Hip Hop is having a will.

It doesn't matter if you have 100 million dollars like Diddy or two hundred dollars like Hammer, by the time you are in your 30's (or before that if make some money in your 20's), you should have a will.

Why? Because it ties up a lot of financial loose ends that will hopefully keep your loved ones out of court (i.e. divsion of property, burial requests, etc.).

When you do decide to write a will, make sure you update it every 2-3 months.

When Heather Ledger (The Joker, Dark Knight) died last year, he did not revise his will after his daughter was born.

Although, there were some legal issues, it seems like his daughter will be financially taken care of by Ledger's parents, ( The mother of his child (Michelle Williams) was also missing out of the will, so her stake in Ledger's personal property is not as clear cut.)

The lesson here is don't be like Heath Ledger and J. Dilla. Take the time to talk to a lawyer, financial planner or go on internet and learn more about wills; because in the long run your family will thank you for it.


Kevin Lockett

J Dilla Vibe article



Notorious (B.I.G.) Official Movie Trailer - Life of Biggie Smalls (Opens Today)

Biggie Week: Last Interview

Biggie Smalls Last Interview Wit Joe Clair 1997 Part 1


Biggie Smalls Last Interview Wit Joe Clair 1997 Part 2


2Pac speaks on Biggie (last interview ever)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Barack Obama's Letter To His Daughters

In Sunday's Parade Magazine, Barack Obama wrote a letter to his daughters Sasha and Malia. Here's an excerpt of that letter:

"...When I was a young man, I thought life was all about me-about how I'd make my way in the world, become successful, and get the things I want. But then the two of you came into my world with all your curiosity and mischief and those smiles that never fail to fill my heart and light up my day. And suddenly, all my big plans for myself didn't seem so important anymore.

I soon found that the greatest joy in my life was the joy I saw in yours. And I realized that my own life wouldn't count for much unless I was able to ensure that you had every opportunity for happiness and fulfillment in yours.

In the end, girls, that's why I ran for President: because of what I want for you and for every child in this nation."

To read the whole letter go to:

http://www.parade.com/export/sites/default/news/2009/01/barack-obama-letter-to-my-daughters.html

Ex-Officer Charged With Murder in Oakland Shooting

(All Hip Hop.com)
By Ismael AbduSalaam

Johannes Mehserle, the former police officer seen on tape shooting a face-down, unarmed Oscar Grant in the back, has officially been charged with murder.

Mehserle was arrested Tuesday night (January 13) in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

The New Year's Day shooting has sparked outrage and protests in the city of Oakland, with many accusing BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) of having a history of racially motivated violence against young black men.

http://www.allhiphop.com/stories/news/archive/2009/01/15/20795545.aspx

Biggie Week: Notorious B.I.G - Interview From "The Show"

Biggie Week: Notorious BIG - St. Ides commercial

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

RZA Feat. Kool G. Rap, Ghost Face, & Tash Mahogany - Whar

DOWNLOAD: RZA Feat. Kool G. Rap, Ghost Face, & Tash Mahogany - Whar (mp3)

Pugs Atomz ft. Sadat X - Wait And See

Pugs Atomz ft. Sadat X - Wait And See

Biggie Week: Lil Kim Not Happy With Biggie Pic



(OMG) "Even though my relationship with Big was at times very difficult and complicated (as with most relationships we have all experienced at one time or another), it was also genuine and built on great admiration and love for each other. Regardless of the many lies in the movie and false portrayal of me to help carry a story line through, I will still continue to carry his legacy through my hard work and music."

Biggie Week: Rosenberg & DJ Premier on Biggie and Puffy Live @ 92Y

Biggie Week: Biggie & Craig Mack Interview on Yo MTV Raps

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Biggie Week: Notorious B.I.G. - The What (feat. Method Man)

Biggie Week:Early Freestyle

With the Biggie Smalls' bio pic "Notourious" being released on Friday, I figured I give y'all a little bit of Mr. Wallace this week.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Respect The DJ: The Alchemist - Let The Beat Build Part 1 (Keys To The City)

True Hip Hop Stories: Interview With Hip Hop w/ Monie Love

D-Nice TV reports "In this edition of True Hip-Hop Stories, Monie Love discusses the inspiration for her classic recording Monie In The Middle and life after rap. "

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Scarface - High Note

Mr. Scarface dropped a new song called High Note. He also made a uncut video of the song, but since we keep things pretty positive here, you can check out the video @ http://soul88.blogspot.com/

DOWNLOAD: Scarface - High Note (mp3) zshare

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Surgeon Who Operated on Kanye West's Mom Jailed!

The surgeon who operated on Kanye West's mom Dr. Donda West has received one year in jail on DUI charges. Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Jan Adams pled no contest to the charges Monday morning and received the sentence after he denied probation

http://www.sohh.com/2009/01/kanye_wests_mothers_surge.html

Thanks 2 SOHH and http://soul88.blogspot.com/.

Idle Warship (Res & Talib Kweli ) Try it On


Idle Warship - Try It On (HowWeDoItOverHere) [Hot] (Over Busta's "How We Do It Over Here" Off The Big Bang).
Want more Idle Warship?

Go to "Music is My Soul @ http://soul88.blogspot.com/ where Idle Warship performs over Common's "Universal Mind Control"

Monday, January 5, 2009

Oddisee - Foot in the Door (Mixtape)


1. Intro2. Quest To Find3. Big Bidness4. Industry Ills5. Such Is Life6. Musik Lounge7. Show You8. Keep On9. The Answer10. Beats N' Rhymes11. Four Seasons (feat. Oliver Daysoul)12. Brother13. Mics, Glamour, Action14. Nitefall15. Real Music16. I Am Not Him17. Nothing Sweet18. Just Want You To Know19. Part Of The World20. Posed 2 Be21. Butcher's Back22. Thinking Out Loud23. Head High24. Long Time Coming25. Price To Pay (feat. Asheru / Kenn Starr / Darien Brockington)26. Boogie (feat. J Live. Asheru)27. Propa (feat. Tranqill / Oliver Daysoul)28. Gentrification29. Gully (feat. XO / YU)30. Radio Talk (feat. Sin / Trek Life)31. Cars And Jewelry (feat. Oliver Daysoul)32. Let It Slide (feat. Unknown)33. In Check (feat. Kenn Starr / Supastition)34. Once Again (feat. Kev Brown / Freddie Foxxx)


Sunday, January 4, 2009

Kenn Starr - The Starr Report (Mixtape)


1.Kenn Starr - R U Ready [prod. by Oddisee]2.Kev Brown - Say Sumthin' feat. Kenn Starr & Quartermaine [prod. by Kev Brown]3.Kenn Starr - Who You Facin' feat. Sean Born [prod. by Kev Brown]4.Kenn Starr - Matter Of Time [prod. by Kenwood]5.Kenn Starr - A Starr Iz Born [prod. by Oddisee]6.Kwame - Hard To Be Me feat. Kenn Starr [prod. by Helium]7.Kenn Starr - Guilty Pleasures feat. Thesis [prod. by Symbolyc One]8.Kenn Starr - Neva Leave [prod. by Oddisee]9.Raks One - This Is It feat. Hassaan Mackey, Supastition & Kenn Starr [prod. by Illmind]10.Kenn Starr - Tony Tantrum Freestyle11.Kenn Starr - The Re-Introduction12.Kenn Starr - S.T.A.R.R.13.Kenn Starr - Worst Nightmare feat. Theology 3 [prod. by Oddisee]14.Kenn Starr - Super Lyrical feat. Kaimbr15.Supastition - Ain't Goin' Out Remix feat. Kenn Starr [prod. by Illmind]16.Kenn Starr - 720 feat. Sean Born & Oddisee [prod. by Oddisee]17.Kenn Starr - Maintain feat. Critically Acclaimed [prod. by Oddisee]18.Cesar Comanche - The Future feat. Kenn Starr & Big Pooh [prod. by DJ Resident]19.Muneshine - Move On feat. Raks One & Kenn Starr [prod. by Presto]20.Kenn Starr - Tag Team feat. Skyzoo [prod. by Kenwood]21.Foreign Exchange - The Answer feat. Oddisee & Kenn Starr [prod. by Nicolay]22.Kenn Starr - Look feat. Sean Born [prod. by Kev Brown]23.Kenn Starr - Flow Brown feat. Sean Born [prod. by Kev Brown]24.Eternia - Struggle feat. Wordsworth & Kenn Starr [prod. by Tone Mason]25.Forge & Amen - Cold Game feat. Kenn Starr [prod. by DJ Forge]26.Kenn Starr - The Same [prod. by Khrysis]27.Kev Brown - Hennessy Pt. 1 feat. Kenn Starr [prod. by Kev Brown]


Saturday, January 3, 2009

Print -The Super Friends



Featuring Mickey Factz, Fresh Daily, $trictly Busine$$, 6th Sense,Homeboy Sandman, Oddisee, Outasight, Von Pea & 8thW1
Thanks to"Music is My Soul @ http://soul88.blogspot.com/ for the heads up!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Smif N Wessun - Bucktown (1995)

Jay Electronica - Act 1: The Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)

1. Foreward by Erykah Badu & Just Blaze
2. Eternal Sunshine
3. ...Because He Broke The Rules
4. Voodoo Man
5. FYI
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Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Blog: Music Is My Soul



Check out this new pop culture blog with an urban twist "Music is My Soul"