Friday, August 31, 2012

@REALCORMEGA - MY LETTER TO CHRIS LIGHTY #RIPCHRISLIGHTY


Respect to Cormega for taking the time to pen this letter to Chris Lighty. Take the time to read this. #RIPCHRISLIGHTY

Did you ever see a karate movie where the student impatiently wants to do more then the chores the master gives him; only to later find out that the chores are key parts to the training. That’s what my relationship with Chris Lighty was like. He was Steinbrenner and I was Billy Martin (he just never fired me as much). He was a leader, a true leader is measured by the success of those he leads and Chris led a multitude of artist,producers, and DJs to success.

When I came home from jail I was supremely ignorant. Intelligent yes, but ignorant when it came to the music industry. I thought being a good emcee meant I would automatically be successful. I thought I was somebody because I was known and respected in the streets. Chris taught me that respect in the street means nothing in the industry and that being a MC and being a recording artist are two completely different identities. He advised me not to bring certain friends around. At the time I didn’t understand or appreciate that advice, but sure enough the same people he spoke of I don’t associate with anymore.

He invited me to a barbecue at his house. The invite was for Mega and one person. I came alone and was upset when I saw my peers with more than one guest. Later I realized why my invite was for Mega and one person. Most rappers aren’t known street figures and I was still one foot in the industry and the other in the streets. Now I understand exactly why my invite was Mega and one person! Honestly, now that I have a house, I would do the same thing. Home is where family is and for him to even invite me to his home was a gesture of trust. He gave me a tour of his house just he and I and said in so many words this is what its about, not the streets. He had the basketball court in the back and when I got some money (years later) I got myself one similar to his. So yes I swagga jacked Chris.

My album sat on the shelf for years but Chris (and he alone) tried to put me on the “Survival Of The Illest Tour.” I wanted to prove to him that I was ready and by most accounts I was. So when the tour was over and I was on a few albums, I felt I was ready but I didn’t feel like I was a priority at Violator, so I told them to release me from my contract. I had to speak to another exec at Def Jam and finally I was released, free to sign elsewhere or in my case go back to the streets.

I bumped into Chris years later and he hooked me up with someone who wanted to do business with me. I respected that, but I fell out with him months later when I discovered that he was managing my then rival (a rapper you may have heard of). I felt betrayed because Chris was like a big brother to me. I said things in interviews about Violator because I was hurt. Truth be told when I later put out The Realness, it was for the fans, but it was for me to prove to Chris, that I had what it took to succeed.

About a year ago DJ J. Love called me and said my name was brought up and Chris’ response was “that’s the one that got away” I was happy to hear that he said something positive. Just last month we saw each other and it was like we never parted. But now we part! Chris is always going to be who I aspire to be like in the industry. He represents WINNING, LOYALTY, and CONSISTENCY and to this day I’ve never heard an artist say Chris jerked them. Even though Testament wasn’t released by Violator, I will say this, he gave me 100 % publishing and I had nice point percentage. My first deal was the biggest at the time for a new artist. A quarter million and that was because of Chris. My first recording plaque came from Chris, first tour came from Chris, and the first true sorrow I ever felt for a music executive dying is from Chris.

Cormega

R.I.P. BABY CHRIS

CLASSIC FLICKS: THE ORIGINAL VIOLATORS #RIPCHRISLIGHTY

Photo credit: Darryl Thompson



Rodney,Hanz,Uncle Red,Baby Chris,Darrel and Chris Arlee,who are the Original Violators!

Nutso x Shabaam Sahdeeq x Royal Flush - Blowing Up Trailer (VIDEO) @NUTSOPPM

Shouts to Nutso FLush and Shabamm. Lead single from Behind These Bars EP coming Sept. 18, 2012.

@DJWONDER : TRIBUTE TO CHRIS LIGHTY MIX (AUDIO)

Shouts to DJ Wonder for putting this together. #RIPCHRISLIGHTY 

1. Black Sheep – Pass the 40
2. Jungle Brothers – J-Beez Comin’ Through
3. Jungle Brothers – J-Beez Comin’ Through (Bonus Beats)
4. A Tribe Called Quest – Buggin’ Out
5. A Tribe Called Quest – Check the Rhime
6. A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God
7. A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God (Live From The Tibetan Freedom Concert)
8. A Tribe Called Quest – God Lives Through
9. Fat Joe – Dedication
10. Fat Joe – Livin Fat
11. Fat Joe – The Shit Is Real (Primo Rmx)
12. Warren G/Nate Dogg – Regulate
13. Warren G – This DJ
14. Case featuring Foxy Brown – Touch Me Tease Me
15. LL Cool J – Doin it Again
16. LL Cool J – Doin’ It
17. A Tribe Called Quest – 1nce Again
18. Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, & Q-Tip – How Ya Want It We Got It (Remix)
19. Cru/LOX – Live at the Tunnel
20. Busta Rhymes – Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See
21. Busta Rhymes – Rhymes Galore
22. Busta Rhymes – Everybody Rise
23. Busta Rhymes – Tear da Roof Off
24. Q-Tip – Vivrant Thing
25. Noreaga/Styles P – I Come Thru
26. Missy Elliot – Whatcha Gon Do
27. Missy Elliot – On And On
28. 50 Cent – If I Can’t
29. 50 Cent – Back Down
30. 50 Cent – What Up Gangsta?
31. A Tribe Called Quest – Stressed Out
32. A Tribe Called Quest – 8 Million Stories


***NEW MUSIC*** @OPIUMBLACK - HELLA BRICKS

LION FOOD arriving Sept 30th!!

DANYEL SMITH REMEMBERS CHRIS LIGHTY (ARTICLE) @DANAMO



Shouts to Danyel Smith for this very moving article about Chris. One of things I admired most about Chris was that even at his level in this "industry", he was accessible. I would email or text him and receive an immediate response. He was willing to work with us and I will always respect him for that. Read below an continue to pray for his family, immediate & extended. We are all feeling this loss. 

Original article by Danyel Smith

He was a big man, Chris Lighty.



Wide, and tall. Shoulders that stretched from Hollywood to New York City. But his normal speaking voice ranked just above a whisper. As a teenager he carried records for DJs. As a professional, he carried water for an industry and for a culture. Lighty — who with co-owner Mona Scott ran Violator Records and Violator Management, who founded Brand Asset Management and worked closely with Russell Simmons and Lyor Cohen in the early days of Rush Artist Management — died Thursday. He was 44.


He has managed (among others) the careers of 50 Cent, Missy Elliott, LL Cool J, Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes and Foxy Brown. Those who dislike the commercialization of hip-hop may see only money signs in Lighty's move to brand the game: Long before he negotiated what would become 50 Cent's $100 million deal with Glacéau's Vitamin Water, Violator worked out LL's commercial with the Gap in the late 1990s, as well as Busta and A Tribe Called Quest's early deals with soda companies.



For those of us who remember when it was near, or actually, impossible to get hip-hop booked into nightclubs and arenas, who remember when pop radio stations would not play rap, who remember that pitching a rap act to a mainstream publication or late-night TV show was like pushing a boulder up a hill, for those of us who lobbied for and explained hip-hop — for many of us, to see LL rapping in the Gap commercial, "How easy is this?" was a thrill, it was recompense, it was, dammit, fairness. And integration. And it was not fried chicken! It was the Gap when the Gap was hot. Somebody had to make the deal go — LL was bold and unapologetic! Not a hint of pandering! It was not corny! Somebody was behind the scenes, huffing and puffing, signing papers, negotiating — lobbying. Getting paid and getting folks paid. It was Lighty's Violator.



It was the kind of work that moved Lighty and his team around the globe in first class and on private jets. Chris himself moved through life with a smooth, mean grace cultivated with his siblings, the notorious Lighty Brothers, in the rust and rubble of the '70s and '80s Bronx. This during an era when crack was only wack if you were doing it (as opposed to selling it) and when hip-hop was learning to walk in the Sedgwick Avenue apartment of DJ Kool Herc. Chris Lighty has been down with hip-hop since Day One. He comes from a generation of entrepreneurs — Russell Simmons, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter — who dared act a part close to their actual selves in corporate America. They studied Berry Gordy and Ahmet Ertegun. They told each other tragedy-laced stories about black artists of the '30s, '40s, '50s and '60s who "died broke," or "didn't keep their publishing," or just plain old got played by a business that used and abused them. Lighty — and I know this because he's told me — wasn't having any of that. He wanted to, and did, win.


  He started young. There was Boogie Down Productions with Derrick "D-Nice" Jones, Kris "KRS-One" Parker and Lighty's best friend, DJ Scott "La Rock" Sterling. They were always together. But at the top of Lighty's legend is that he, known as "Baby Chris," carried crates of records for pioneering NYC DJ Red Alert. Red is related to Afrika Baby Bam and Mike G of the Jungle Brothers (they founded the Native Tongues collective and set-up the larger successes of De la Soul and A Tribe Called Quest) and soon, Lighty was road-managing the trio. He came then to the notice of Russell Simons and Lyor Cohen. He worked for Def Jam Recordings for a while. One of Lighty's biggest scores there was delivering recording artist Warren G (who would go onto multiplatinum status) to Def Jam. Lighty had to go head to head with Death Row's Suge Knight to make it happen. It can't have been a picnic.



But soon after the release of BDP's Criminal Minded in 1987, La Rock was shot to death while seated in a jeep outside of the Bronx's Highbridge Projects. To many only a ghost from rap's past, La Rock remained always at the forefront of Lighty's mind. He tweeted about La Rock on the anniversary of his death—August 27. Three days later Chris Lighty — a man who smiled often but who was still wary enough that he didn't like a door at his back — was dead by his own hand, outside an apartment he kept in the Bronx. A valiant attempt at sorting the whys will be made. Those, and the wherefores, will likely never be truly known. 



To imagine right now Lighty's brothers and children. To imagine Mona and Lyor. Busta and Q-Tip. Mariah Carey. Red Alert. Even myself. The police say he shot himself with a 9mm. This — like any sudden death, but particularly with suicide — is a shiv to the heart. I spoke to him last when I was still editor of Billboard, around the time his company, Violator, was to merge with music publisher Primary Wave. Chris said he'd rather I interview him, that he had a lot of respect for the reporter I'd assigned. But he'd rather I write about him. We laughed about it. He pressed. I pressed back. He spoke to the reporter. I'm writing about him now.


Lighty, like so many black men, was not given the luxury of being understood as a multifaceted being. He has been called, I'm sure more times than I've heard myself, a manipulative son-of-a-b——. He had a knack for getting money. He could be intense, and surly. I recall Mariah Carey speaking of him as one of the few gentlemen she knew. The ladies did love Lighty. His charm — man! — even (perhaps especially) for business meetings, he could turn it on. In a life filled with hotel lobbies, backstages and restaurants of the moment, Lighty was always reading situations. Anticipating. Strategizing. And then dinner was on him. If you were on his mental list of people whose calls he'd return, he was faithful and frank. To say that he remained streetwise even as he moved in rooms where the discussions were about the global branding of superstars, of big movies and world tours, is an understatement. The Bronx River projects die hard. People may say they're "still that same person" from the block, but Chris truly was. His Armani suit life was still ragged at the edges with wickedness. A gentleman of course — and then of course not.


He was a fixer, after all, a manager of people, a crisis negotiator. And he had a habit, at least with me, of calling, when professional beefs escalated, to utilize me as a referee of sorts, a woman, who could be called upon to mediate, to do her best to convince folks to keep things civil and human. We were the kind of friends that so many of us are in and around the music business, who battled to get the music heard, make it respected, to make a living and have some power in it. There have been longish oases, but it's been, actually, a difficult road. It has hardened us as it has refined us. And now, as the whole industry creaks along toward its own transformation, the going has gotten even more tough — different reasons, but people are feeling the pain.

 Catastrophically, the crisis Chris could not negotiate his way through was his own.

And as far as those of us on the outskirts of his life? We show up for each others' brunches and baby showers and weddings and pick-up basketball games, like the ones Chris used to have on his backyard court in New Jersey. We throw tribute concerts. We write obituaries. We show up to funerals. We shake hands with the "real" family in the front pews. And they stare back with resentment, or maybe with some old and tired gratitude, but mostly they stare through us. Yes. Chris Lighty made history. He helped make hip-hop. He was a success story. He was a sweet and brilliant man. But there will be no more knowing of him — the complexities, the simple s—-, nothing. The man in the liner notes, the kid backstage, the dude counting the show money, the father with his children. It's beyond tragic. Everybody's Baby Chris is gone.

Diamond D - 1992 Interview for Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop Album (VIDEO)

STUNTS BLUNTS & HIP HOP 20TH ANNIVERSARY...Hard to believe

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Diamond D - Stunts Blunts & Hip Hop 20th Anniversary Tour (VIDEO)

Seems like yesterday Diamond was working on this album at Jazzy Jay studios. One of the few albums that still holds its weight to this day. Congratulations to my friend Diamond D. Shouts to my partner DJ SURESHOT AKA DJ SHA -EAZE of the Psychotic Neurotics. Make sure you follow him @THEREALSURESHOT and catch him on tour with Diamond D.

RIP CHRIS LIGHTY


Huge loss for the Hip Hop community. Chris and The Violators  held down legendary NYC clubs and crews like BDP & The Jungle Brothers in the mid 80's & early 90's. He expanded The Violators to Violator Management and Violator Records. He guided the careers of Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliot, NORE, Mariah Carey and many more.  So sad that his legacy ends this way. Please do not pass judgement on this man as no one but him has walked in his shoes. Keep his children and family in your prayers. #RIPCHRISLIGHTY. Thank you for all your contributions to HIP HOP.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

***NEW VIDEO*** @FREDTHEGODSON - MONIQUE'S ROOM

Shouts to Fred and Zo #BlokWork

***NEW MUSIC*** BLACK ROB , SNAGG DA DON & SADAT X - CAN'T MAKE IT IN NY (AUDIO)



OFF THAT DJ DOO WOP BRIDGING THE GAP MIXTAPE

@DJDOOWOP & @THESOURCE PRESENT : BRIDGING THE GAP (MIXTAPE)



Legendary mixtape DJ Doo Wop in conjunction with The Source.com & 238Beats Entertainment Group are pleased to announce the release of the “Bridging The Gap “ mixtape. “Bridging The Gap” is the 2nd installment of DJ Doo Wop’s “ Underground “ series . “The response from the last mixtape we released, Underground the New 90’s , was incredible” said Doo Wop. “We got to feature a lot of undiscovered talent from across the world and also introduce the younger generation to some of Hip Hop’s icons. I want to keep the energy going with Bridging the Gap” “Bridging The Gap” features new music and freestyles from Redman, Keith Murray, Lords of the Underground, The Alcoholics, The Artifacts, Sticky Fingaz, Black Rob , Sadat X, Peedi Crack, Opium Black & some of the best up & coming artists from across the world.

SIDE A SIDE B INDIVIDUAL TRACKS 

SIDE A

SIDE B

ALSO AVAILABLE @ 
 

TREACHEROUS 3 & THE COLD CRUSH BROTHERS LIVE FROM DA HILL REUNION 2012 (VIDEO)

Shouts to Brotha Ron for the footage. The routines still hold up against anything these dudes are spitting today.

Monday, August 27, 2012

@LORDSEAR - Breaks Lambo Style - @SHADE45 Drunk Mix (AUDIO)

Shouts to Lord Sear

CLASSIC FLICKS: KRS ONE & SCOTT LA ROCK RIP

Photo credit: Classic Hip Hop FB Group

@DJJazzyJeff215 Life Colors Mixtape (AUDIO)

BDP - KRS ONE AND SCOTT LA ROCK INTERVIEW 1987 #RIPSCOTTLAROCK

Still remember the day I heard he passed. Went to Skate Key on Allerton Ave in the BX that night. One of the DJ's who inspired me to DJ. RIP

@ZiemeMusic Studio Session feat @KnightPKF @Finallevel (VIDEO)

Shouts to Ice, Knight & Mickey Bentson. Looking forward to this project

***NEW VIDEO*** @RASKASS - SUSHI (VIDEO)

Shouts to my man Ras, always putting out heat #SALUTE

DJ LADY LOVE PRESENTS HIP HOP ICONS THE MIX (AUDIO)

Shouts to DJ LADY LOVE on this one...#salute

@DJDOOWOP @THESOURCE @238BEATS PRESENT: BRIDGING THE GAP AVAILABLE 8/28


Legendary mixtape DJ Doo Wop in conjunction with The Source.com & 238Beats Entertainment Group are pleased to announce the release of the “Bridging The Gap “ mixtape.  “Bridging The Gap” is the 2nd installment of DJ Doo Wop’s “ Underground “ series . “ The response from the last mixtape we released, Underground the New 90’s , was  incredible” said  Doo Wop. “We got to feature a lot of undiscovered talent from across the world and also introduce the younger generation to some of  Hip Hop’s  icons. I want to keep the energy going with Bridging the Gap”

“Bridging The Gap” features new music and freestyles from Redman,  Keith Murray,  Lords of the Underground, The Alcoholics, Sticky Fingaz, Black Rob , Sadat X,  Peedi Crack, Opium Black & some of  the best up & coming artists from across the world.
Bridging The Gap will be available exclusively @ THESOURCE.COM ON 8/28/12

Doo Wop will be embarking on his European Live Mixtape Tour this October. Below are some of the confirmed dates:

Oct
Wed 17 London, Jazzcafe
Fri 19 Bremen, Lightplanke
Tue 23 skopje, macedonia
Wed 24 Kiel, Luna
Fri 26 Berlin, Bohannon
Sat 27 St Gallen, Kugl
Tue 30 Zürich, Exil
Wed 31 Köln, Arttheater

Nov
Thu 1 Hannover, Bad
Fri 2 Darmstadt, Krone
Sat 3 Münster, Skaters Palace

For further information please contact Chris Medina of 238Beats Entertainment Group @ 238beats@gmail.com

Saturday, August 25, 2012

@DJCHUBBYCHUB - AALIYAH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE MIX (AUDIO)


Shouts to DJ CHUBBY CHUB on this mix. RIP AALIYAH DOWNLOAD LINK http://www.mediafire.com/?2l2hby77uz74ksp

***NEW VIDEO***@DOITALLDU @TRIGGERTREACH & KY WILL - BANG

Shouts to Doitall Treach & the whole 211 Media Group Producers Xing n Fox 2nd single off of their debut album entilted G.E.N.R.E (Golden Era Never Really Died) featuring Doitall (of Lords Of The underground), Treach (Of Naughty By Nature) and introducing KY Will

Friday, August 24, 2012

@IAMLADYLUCK - THE LOST TAPES (MIXTAPE)


  • 1.Amil, Remy Ma, Lady Luck Hot 97 Freestyle
  • 2.Put it down remix Featuring Dylan
  • 3.Fast Life
  • 4.Boss Lady -Dj Spin King presents Somaya Reece Ft- Rasheeda Lady Luck
  • 5.Make It Rain- feat. Slim Thug Smitty
  • 6.Round and Round
  • 7.On The Road Again feat. Freeway
  • 8.Bass feat Missy Elliot
  • 9.Strong Survive- feat Lady of Rage Babs Bunny
  • 10.Nasty Girl featuring Lady Luck
  • 11.Freestyle
  • 12.Make A Hole ft Havoc and Lady Luck
  • 13.Wild Out feat Ms.jade
  • 14.Freestyle feat Sam Scarfo, Straps, Ambition
  • 15.Think of me Lil Mo feat Lady Luck
  • 16.Your My Lady- feat nelson
  • 17.Im The Shit featuring Mcvay (d12) and Ambition
  • 18.If Its On feat. Babs Bunny J.R.Writer
  • 19.Lady LucK
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@REMEMBERMENINAB. - Titles Are Played Out! Produced by @DJJAZZYJOYCE (ALBUM)



01. How Yall Want It (ft. Jon Conner) [prod. Jazzy Joyce]
 02. Hey Girl (ft. Dylan) [prod. Jazzy Joyce] 
03. Shorty [prod. Jazzy Joyce]
 04. Little Mama [prod. Jazzy Joyce] 
05. Seven, ONE, eight (ft. Skyzoo and Action Bronson) [prod. Jazzy Joyce] 
06. No Regrets (ft. Torae) [prod. Jazzy Joyce]
 07. Make Movies [prod. Jazzy Joyce] 

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***NEW MUSIC*** A QUEENS STORY - @TEDSMOOTH DOUBLE REMIX - @NAS

Shouts to my man Ted Smooth #REMIXKING

TREACH & @DOITALLDU - 24 HOURS OF PEACE - TONIGHT IN NEWARK NJ 6PM TO 6PM

EVERYBODY TONIGHT IT STARTS......24 hours of peace!!!!!! Our City needs it so badly. Let's turn it into Peace all the time in our city and surrounding cities. Starts at 6pm check out all of the acts from the community, Doitall, & Trigger Treach at 11pm We Put on for our state not just the city. Let's get it! PEACE YALL!!!!!!!!! Clinton ave & Tracey Newark, NJ

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

@PIPOMIXES - BROOKLYN HERBS (MIXTAPE)

I think I must have stopped and restarted working on this mix at least half a dozen times. Originally, I intended to do a second installment of the Doomed mix from a few years back by mixing the instrumentals from all the Special Herbs and Spices volumes. Upon completing the instrumental mix I thought the mix sounded a little bland and needed something more to bring Doom's beats to life. I'd tell you all the different ideas that I tried that ultimately ended up on the cutting room floor, but it would hurt me too badly to hear someone say; "Oh, you should've done this or that instead." In end, I ended up throwing a bunch of Biggie and Jay-Z vocals over the pre mixed Doom beats. The mix is done in the style of the Biggie Jackson and Chris Jones mixes, so don't expect a mix to bore you with vocals you already know over beats you've already heard. Instead, I attempted to do what all deejays should do; take music you know, but mix, mash, and blend it in a way that creates a completely unique listening experience. Well, at least that's what I attempted to do. I guess all of you will ultimately judge how successful I was. Enjoy the mix.

****NEW MUSIC*** @THEREALNATURE OFF @DJDOOWOP & @THESOURCE BRIDGING THE GAP MIXTAPE

MIXTAPE DROPS 8/28 @ THESOURCE.COM

Monday, August 20, 2012

CLASSIC FLICKS: KRS ONE & SCOTT LA ROCK (RIP)

Zaina Ol'Skool
The Mighty Mighty BDP Posse. #RIPSCOTTLAROCK

@THEREALREDMAN - FREESTYLE OFF @DJDOOWOP & @THESOURCE BRIDGING THE GAP MIXTAPE

AVAILABLE 8/28 @ THESOURCE.COM

@DJDOOWOP & @THESOURCE PRESENT BRIDGING THE GAP MIXTAPE 8/28/12

DJ DOO WOP / THE SOURCE.COM / 238BEATS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

PRESENTS: "BRIDGING THE GAP" 

Hosted by The Bouncemaster 

DJ DOO WOP

 Featuring new music & freestyles from : Redman, Nature, Keith Murray, The Artifacts, Lords of the Underground, The Alcoholics, Sticky Fingaz, Opium Black and more... 

Also featuring some of hottest, up & coming talent from across the world.
REDMAN FREESTYLE 

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 BRIDGING THE GAP will be available exclusively on TheSource.com on August 28,2012.

 For more information contact 238beats@gmail.com 

FOLLOW @DJDOOWOP @THESOURCE @238BEATSENT 

CLASSIC HIP HOP LIVES @ WWW.238BEATS.BLOGSPOT.COM


Friday, August 17, 2012

Kanye West Dancers in flight - Runaway Fly Mob (VIDEO)

This is a cool idea. That flight to Australia is insane! smh but well worth it!

@DJDOOWOP COMING TO PHILLY THIS SAT - CLUB FLUID " BOOM BAP "


 


THE BOOM BAP
Club Fluid 613 South 4th Street Philadelphia, PA 
Saturday August 18th
Featuring DJ's: Personify, Froz1, Lil Dave, & Case Bloom
Special Guest: DJ DOO WOP "DA BOUNCEMASTA"
$5 before 12
$10 after
Ladies FREE before 11

CLASSIC FLICKS: DJ WHIZ KID

Whiz Kid @ New Music Seminar New York August 1984

BEANIE SIEGEL LIVE @ SOB'S

Thursday, August 16, 2012

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux talks with Crazy Legs (Aug 16th, 2012)

DJ BUTTA L - REGGAE BLAST 2012 (AUDIO) @BUTTALU

Shouts to Butta L

Raps United Nation- 3rd Wave Hosted By @BILLDANZEMOP @DJDOOWOP (MIXTAPE)

Raps United Nation- 3rd Wave Hosted By Dj Doo Wop and Billy Danze 

Track Listing
1) DJ Doo Wop & Billy Danze - Run`s House
2) DonnyBrocs - Pud`em Up
3) Lucci Loner - Like A Star
4) Hostile - N2 Threats
5) Cool Hand Lukey - On The Map
6) Assas- Raign
7) Eyeznpowa - Muddy Hands
8) Reign Major - Green Light
9) Rell The Chosen - Za Za
10) Poppa Joe - All Damn Day
11) Capz - In The City
12) Al Nyce - Alternate Reality
13) J.D. - Make You Love Me
14) Lodis - Move
15) Big Jix - Real Time Fly
16) Corporal Asskick - Drill Sargent
17) D-DUB - Haten Will Get You Nowhere
18) Prophet - What Do They Know
19) Money Mark - Count It Up
20) T-Paris - 25 To Life
21) Brownsvill 300 -Time To Get Paid
22) J.P. - I Do That
23) Jay Money - Braekdown
24) Ronve - Alive
25) Warchild - I Love Hip Hop
26) Spot Raiders - You Know What It Is
27) Jai Carey - Purple Skies
28) Kid Called Quest - What's Wrong With The Youth
29) Frank Doket - Militant Rise

***EVENT*** FAT ROPES & SHELL TOES 2 8/28/12 NYC

Shouts to the Alumni and my man DJ Wiz.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

@RemembermeNinaB f/ Action Bronson and Skyzoo "718" (AUDIO)

Shouts to Nina B. Putting in work this year! #Salute Shouts to Jazzy Joyce on the beat.

Crash Crew - We Are Known As Emcees (VIDEO)

Crash Crew......#SALUTE #CLASSIC Video

MC SHAN FEAT TJ SWAN - LEFT ME LONELY (VIDEO)

Shouts to Shan...still one of my favorite records of all time

Just Ice & T La Rock @ Melkweg Amsterdam (VIDEO)

Hip Hop is much more appreciated outside the US. I guess we take it for granted. smh. Shouts to all my people in Amsterdam and all over the world that check out this blog.

STATE MAGAZINE: T LA ROCK (MINI DOCUMENTARY)

Surprised I haven't seen this already. Shouts to T La Rock and my man Jazzy Jay. #DOTHEKNOWLEDGE

DOUGIE FRESH & BIZ MARKIE 1986 INTERVIEW (VIDEO)

This is from a Dutch documentary, can't remember the name. Anyway this is a classic clip with Dougie and Biz.

D Nice True Hip-Hop Stories: Monie Love (VIDEO) @DAREALMONIELOVE

Shouts to Monie Love. Hope you like the blog. #RESPECT

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

BIG PUN - THE LEGACY (FULL DOCUMENTARY)

RIP PUN

BUSTA RHYMES - LIFE & RHYMES (MINI DOCUMENTARY)

Shouts to Busta. With this in-depth documentary, we spoke to Busta and some of his closest collaborators about the evolution of his double time rhyme style and how dubbing live old school rap battles as a child lead him to wowing crowds today

Monday, August 13, 2012

CRAZY LEGS @CNN REPORT - THE LAST BATTLE (VIDEO)

Shouts to the legend, Crazy Legs & the entire RSC...From Dyckman Park to CNN...wow! #CLASSICHIPHOP For 35 years, "Crazy Legs" has been breakdance battling. At 46, the dancer is calling it quits. Don Lemon reports.

Prince Ak Ft Treach -Friends 2 the End (VIDEO)

Shouts to Prince AK, Treach & Doitall....211 Media Group / Lord Gang

@DJDOOWOP & @THESOURCE PRESENT : BRIDGING THE GAP - @THEREALREDMAN SNIPPET


MIXTAPE COMING SOON TO THESOURCE.COM

@DJDOOWOP FREESTYLE LIVE @TEDSMOOTH OLD SCHOOL JAM (VIDEO)

Wop switched it up and showed why he's the best DJ on the MIC. #CLASSIC Ted Smooth pulled off the impossible yesterday. Shouts to DJ Sharad and his team.

HIP HOP'S GREAT MIGRATION - CAN'T FORGET NEW JERSEY : DOCUMENTARY (VIDEO PREVIEW)

Can't Forget New Jersey is the first episode of the docu-series "Hip-hop's Great Migration" which explores hip-hop's roots in various locations around the world.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

@TEDSMOOTH TRIBUTE TO DJ HOT DAY LIVE @ 2012 OLD SCHOOL JAM

Shouts to Ted Smooth for recognizing the importance of this record. I remember looking for this all over the Bronx and when I found the 12inch , it didn't have this version! lol I was tight. Very important record. #RESPECTTHEDJ

@SCRAMJONES LIVE DJ SET FROM @TEDSMOOTH OLD SCHOOL JAM (AUDIO)

This set was the highlight of the event for me. Shouts to Scram Jones...fucked a lot of DJ's up with that set.

@DJDOOWOP FREESTYLE LIVE @TEDSMOOTH OLD SCHOOL JAM (AUDIO)

The Bouncemasta came thru and bodied the accapella live @ the Ted Smooth Old Jam.

@DJFATFINGAZNYC LIVE @TEDSMOOTH OLD SCHOOL JAM (AUDIO)

DJ BOOGIE BLIND LIVE FROM @TEDSMOOTH OLD SCHOOL JAM (AUDIO)

DJ DUMMY LIVE FROM @TEDSMOOTH OLD SCHOOL JAM (AUDIO)

BRUCIE B LIVE FROM THE @TEDSMOOTH OLD SCHOOL JAM 8/12/12 (AUDIO

Shouts to the World Famous. Much respect

***LIVE STREAM*** @TEDSMOOTH OLD SCHOOL JAM LIVE FROM 119ST NYC


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Thursday, August 9, 2012

***NEW MUSIC*** OPIUM BLACK - FLOWERS & DIRT

Shouts to Dan the Man Pro on the mastering. More to come from Opium Black...stay tuned