Tuesday, December 31, 2013


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Wishing you and your families a safe & happy #2014. Thank you for your support and look out for new events and features coming this year.

#NEWS @RKelly #BlackPanties tops Beyonce & Eminem

R Kelly was the most downloaded artist in the US on BitTorrent this week, beating out Beyonce & Eminem.  To see the rest of the Top 10 WORLDWIDE visit 

Thursday, December 26, 2013


Look forward to this every year. Enjoy! HOUR 1 HOUR 2 HOUR 4 HOUR 5

Saturday, December 21, 2013


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Wishing you and all your families the best this Holiday Season. Thank you for supporting 238Beats. #2014

Friday, December 20, 2013

CLASSIC PICS- Kid Capri, Faith Newman,Big L (RIP), Lord Finesse, Buckwild & Alamo ( Brand Nubian ) 1995

Photo credit: Faith Neman

This picture speaks more than a thousand words....lot of #HipHop culture. Shouts to Faith Newman, true industry veteran. #Salute

#AUDIO Jaz Infinite - 93 Culture hosted by Dinco D (Leaders of the New School)

I get alot of music submissions and I don't always get to listen to them all. Glad I checked this one out. Think you will enjoy. Shouts to Culture Sound Records
"93 Culture is my ode to the golden era of boom bap hip-hop. To keep it authenticate as possible I created this album using only the techniques and tools typically used in the early 90s. DJ Chorizo Funk mixed the instrumentals in that classic mixtape format and Dinco D of the Leaders of The New School came through on the hosting tip to keep the vibe going. "

Equipment used:
Akai S-950
Mixed in ProTools, bounced to casette, then digitized again

***The bandcamp player adds gaps between songs when playing, to hear the mix without the gaps download the album and play it your usual music player (iTunes etc.)***


released 10 December 2013
Produced by Jaz Infinite
Mixed by Jaz Infinite

DJ Mix by DJ Chorizo Funk
Vocals by Dinco D (Leaders of the New School)
Dinco D vocals recorded and mixed by DJ Rob Flow

Album artwork by Mark Ramos

Released on Culture Sound Records

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

#AUDIO @IamLadyLuck - Rock the Bells Freestyle

#EVENT 2014 Aquarius Celebration Bash/ Valentines Day @ Stage 48 & BB Kings NYC 2/14/14

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2014 Aquarius Celebration Bash/ Valentines Day @ Stage 48; BB Kings... 

Stage 48 from 6pm- 11pm with Freddie Jackson, Glenn Jones & friends, along with WBLS's own Lenny Green. 

 Offical after party will take place @ BB Kings (11pm to 4am) with Ice-T & Coco, Freedom Williams ( C&C Music Factory) Smooth Da Hustler, MC G.L.O.B.E, Chris Media (238 Beats) Chris Ali, Jamil Flores, Cutman L.G, Mickey & Toya Bentson, Milton Saul (CEO clothing desiger for I Am Me), Sirius XM radio, WRN World Radio Network, DJ Doo-Wop, Hosted by the voice of the city Will Traxx & more to be announced. 

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit:: 

#VIDEO VICCIN' SPREE! by Jorge Fabel Pabon

This is a must see!. Shouts to Fabel and Christie Pabon. VICCIN SPREE! was conceived, produced, directed, casted, video taped and edited by Jorge Fabel Pabon. Starring: Lil' Lep, FeverOne Rock Steady, Rusty Shank, Flip Rock, Sweepy, Black Crash, Gato, Jazzy J Boog Soulfire, Louie Familia, Buda Rodriguez, POPMASTER FABEL and Arnaldo Cepeda aka Fly-T! 99% of the clothing items are from Fabel's vintage clothing collection. This short film was originally intended for Fabel's Hip Hop fashion documentary titled "URBAN ARMOR: HIP HOP'S FASHIONABLE FLAVOR". Fabel presents lecture/demonstrations on the history of fashion in Hip Hop and Urban Culture. For bookings contact him at: fabelrsc at gmail.com

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

#AUDIO Sean Price, Billy Danze & Maffew Ragazino (feat. DJ Babu) - "Land of the Crooks"

#VIDEO @FAMEMOP - Get Busy from @JRONIN Freestyle Files vol.2 dir. by @NotPorn

#VIDEO Lords of the Underground : Bumpin Loud - LOTUG Anniversary Trailer

Lords of the Underground Are Celebrating There 20 Year Career with an Anniversary 3 Part Ep Series Produced Entirely by Marley Marl. This Album Is to Celebrate Dj Lord Jazz, Doitall, & Mr. Funke's 2o plus Years and Is Not an Attempt to Compete with up and Coming New Artist or a Strategy to Comepete with Mainstream Radio It Is on the Otherhand Something for Those Whom Have Supported Lotug for over the past 20 years!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

#VIDEO E Joox - Stand Up feat. Tasha Nicole

E Joox of Joox Nation releases the first video off his Black in America EP titled "Stand Up" feat Tasha Nicole. Produced by 2wice of Ransom Release, the new single gives a new look to that old feeling of heartfelt hip hop with a positive message. Look out for more to come from E joox and check out the website at www.jooxnation.com

#AUDIO Onyx feat. Myster DL – We Get Live (Prod. by Statik Selektah)

#VIDEO DJ Scratch's Vinyl Collection - Crate Diggers

Shouts to the legend DJ Scratch....

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

#EVENT Nov. 6-10: Universal Zulu Nation 40th Anniversary NYC

Nov. 6-10: Universal Zulu Nation 40th Anniversary NYC
(no filming - UZN has that covered)

UZN40 Fun Passes: Just $70 flat gets you in each & every event from Nov. 6 – 10, 2013 during the Universal Zulu Nation’s 40th Anniversary. Email: uzn40nov@gmail.com for more info. Paypal accepted! Passes can be picked up at the door on any night of the UZN40 Anniv. UZN40 Fun Passes will be available for purchase on Wed. Nov. 6 and Thurs. Nov. 7 at the events. Potential savings of $60!

5pm-10pm. DJs Yutaka, OG Chino, Zulu King Tone & Soul. Host: TC Izlam. Fat Buddha 212 Ave A betw. 13th & 14th St. NYC. Ages 18+. Trains to 14th/Union Sq. $5 or UZN $70 Fun Pass for all events. www.fatbuddhabar.com + www.zulunation.com

10pm-4am. DJs Afrika Bambaataa, TC Izlam, Large Professor, Just-Ice, Baby Bam, Dynamix 2, Evil Dee, Rich Medina, Rob Swift, Wednesday, Odyssey, Randall PLUS Stick-E & the Hoodz, Wadadda, PHONY PPL, Duckdown USA and Jah Dan Blackamoor. Hosts: Freedom Williams, Bonz Malone & TC Izlam. Ages 18+. Sullivan Room 218 Sullivan St betw. W. 3rd & Bleecker NYC. Trains: A B C D E F M to W.4th. 1 to Houston. 6 to Bleecker. $20 for Ages 21+. $25 for under 21. Ladies in free before 11:30pm. UZN $70 Fun Pass for all events. www.sullivanroom.com + www.zulunation.com

6-11pm. Opening words by PopMaster Fabel & film screening @ 7pm. All Ages (wine & cheese tasting for 21+). Maysles Cinema 343 Malcolm X Blvd betw. 127th & 128th. Harlem NYC. Trains: 2 3 4 5 or 6 to 125th. $10 suggested or UZN $70 Fun Pass for all events. www.maysles.org + www.zulunation.com

8pm-3am. Show @ 10pm. All Ages. Feat. Ice Cube, Public Enemy, Ice T, Naughty Nation and UltraMagnetic MCs. DJs Afrika Bambaataa, Kool DJ Red Alert, Afrika Islam, Jazzy Jay, Easy LG, Mark Luv & Luvbug Starski, Funkmaster Flex. Opening: M.C. Spice. Host: Mick Benzo. National Black Theater 2031 5th Ave betw. 125th & 126th Harlem NYC. Trains: 2 3 4 5 or 6 to 125th. $30 or $20 w/ Zulu or Moorish ID or UZN $70 Fun Pass for all events. www.zulunation.com

12noon-8pm. FREE! All Ages. Youth performances by Nene Ali, Hip Hop Catz, Def Groove, Miranda Writes & more. Johnson Community Center 1833 Lexington Ave betw. 113th & 114th East Harlem NYC. Train: 6 to 116th St. Free food too! www.zulunation.com

8pm-3am: Show @ 10pm. All Ages. Feat. DITC: (OC, AG, Showbiz, Lord Finesse, DiamonD, Buckwild), MVP, Junior Demus, Joe Ski Love, Methuzulah Gem, Blahzay, Billy Ray, Jasiri X, Rebel Diaz, Sa Roc, Black UN, K-Swift, Balla Belly, L.A.W. PLUS DJs Jazzy Jay, Q Tip, 9th Wonder, GrandWizzard Theodore, Mell Starr, Mark Luv, DJ Kool D & DJ Tyrone the Mixologist. Hosts: GrandMaster Caz & Ed Lover. Opening: M.C. Spice. National Black Theater 2031 5th Ave betw. 125th & 126th Harlem NYC. Trains: 2 3 4 5 or 6 to 125th. $30 or $20 w/ Zulu or Moorish ID or UZN $70 Fun Pass for all events. www.zulunation.com

3pm-9pm. Free! All Ages. Feat. Cashus D, Dr. Shaka Zulu, Ernie Paniccioli, 9th Wonder, Joe Conzo, M.C. Spice and many more! Donations welcomed. National Black Theater 2031 5th Ave betw. 125th & 126th Harlem NYC. Trains: 2 3 4 5 or 6 to 125th. www.zulunation.com

8pm-3am. Feat. Us Girls (Lisa Lee, Debbie Dee & Sha Rock w/ Original DJ Spindarella), Soul Sonic Force, Shango, Sequence, Chief Rocker Busy Bee w/ Kool DJ AJ Scratch, T-Ski Valley, Grand Master Melle Mel, Treacherous 3, Young Star, Master G & Wonder Mic. PLUS DJs Afrika Bambaataa, Rockin’ Rob, Johnny Juice, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Chuck Chillout, Scratch, Supreme, Diamond and Cabin. Opening: M.C. Spice. Host: GrandMaster Caz. Ages: 18+. SOBs 200 Varick St @ Houston NYC. 1 train to Houston. $30 or $20 w/ Zulu or Moorish ID or UZN $70 Fun Pass for all events. http://sobs.com/2013/2264/the-40th-anniversary-of-the-universal-zulu-nation + www.zulunation.com

More info to be announced as it is confirmed!

Vending during the 40th Anniversary of the Universal Zulu Nation is $50 per night for Wed. Nov. 6, Fri. Nov. 8 and Sat. Nov. 9. $25 for SunDAY Nov. 9: Meeting of the Minds. Email: uzn40nov@gmail.com for more info. Paypal accepted! Vendors can bring only one assistant, only one table and 2 chairs. Must set up one hour before doors open. Space is limited, claim your space now! No vending on Thursday at Maysles or Sunday at SOBs.


Donate to the UZN Building Fund!

Official Universal Zulu Nation Facebook Group Page

Thursday, October 17, 2013

#VIDEO @SadatX - We In New York

Shouts to Sadat and the Coalmine crew....

#AUDIO Irv Gotti & Ja Rule On Juan Epstein

#AUDIO DJ Chris Read - Souls Of Mischief 93 'Til Infinity 20th Anniversary Mixtape


1. Souls of Mischief - 'Tell Me Who Profits' (Instrumental)
2. Chris Read - 'Theme #3' (Scratchapella)
3. George Benson and Brother Jack McDuff - 'Shadow Dancers' (Sampled in 'Let 'Em Know')
4. A-Plus Interview Extract
5. Too Short - 'Dope Fiend Beat' (Extract) (Sampled in 'Let 'Em Know')
6. Souls of Mischief - 'Let 'Em Know'
7. Detroit Emeralds - 'You're Getting A Little Too Smart' (Sampled in 'Let Em Know')
8. Boogie Down Productions - 'Jah Rulez' (Extract) (Sampled in 'That's When Ya Lost')
9. The Doors - 'Who Do You Love?' (Sampled in 'That's When Ya Lost')
10. Jack Bruce - Statues (Extract) (Sampled in 'That's When Ya Lost')
11. Souls of Mischief - 'That's When Ya Lost'
12. Lafayette Afro Rock Band - 'Hihache' (Sampled in 'That's When Ya Lost')
13. Jerry Butler and Jerry Peters - 'Speak the Truth to the People (Frankie's Theme)' (Sampled in 'Disseshowedo')
14. Main Source - 'Fakin' The Funk' (Extract) (Sampled in 'Disseshowedo')
15. Souls of Mischief - 'Disseshowedo'
16. Les McCann - 'North Carolina' (Loop) (Sampled in 'What A Way To Go Out')
17. EPMD - 'I'm Housin' (Extract) (Sampled in 'What A Way To Go Out')
18. Souls of Mischief - 'What A Way To Go Out'
19. Freddie Hubbard - 'Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey' (Sampled in 'Never No More')
20. Souls of Mischief - 'Never No More'
21. Beastie Boys - 'Pass The Mic' (Loop) (Sampled in '93 til Infinity' (Remix))
22. Souls of Mischief - '93 til Infinity' (Remix)
23. Billy Cobham - 'Heather' (Sampled in '93 Til Infinity')
24. Souls of Mischief - '93 Til Infinity'
25. Souls of Mischief - 'Anything Can Happen' (Instrumental)
26. Traffic - 'Rainmaker' (Sampled in 'Anything Can Happen')
27. Souls of Mischief - 'Anything Can Happen'
28. The Loading Zone - 'Can I Dedicate' (Sampled in 'Live and Let Live')
29. Souls of Mischief - 'Live and Let Live'
30. Souls of Mischief - 'A Name I Call Myself'
31. Gang Starr feat Damo D-Ski - 'Knowledge' (Extract) (Sampled in 'Make Your Mind Up')
32. The Ramsey Lewis Trio - 'Collage' (Sampled in 'Make Your Mind Up')
33. Souls of Mischief - 'Make Your Mind Up'
34. Curtis Mayfield - 'We're A Winner' (Live) (Sampled in 'Limitations')
35. Souls of Mischief - 'Limitations'
36. Souls of Mischief - 'Outro'
37. The Propositions - 'Africana' (Sampled in 'Outro')


#CLASSIC #VIDEO The Flavor Unit MCs - Roll With That Flava

Flava Unit has a title....#Classic

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

#TOUR The Legendary JUNGLE BROTHERS are Back & Available for ALL Shows Worldwide

31 - Halloween - Open


10 - New York - Booked
11-25 - Thanksgiving - Open
26-30 - Open

1- 13 - Open
14 - Quito, Ecuador - tba
24 - Christmas Eve - Open
25 - Christmas - Open
26-31 - New Year Eve - Open
January 2014 - Open

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

#EVENT Oct. 24: All Star DJ Line Up @ Brooklyn 2 Guitar Center GC DJ

#VIDEO Trick Trick - No Fly Zone Dir by @CHOKE_NO_JOKE

Shouts to Choke No Joke....

#TOUR Pete Rock And CL Smooth Reunion Tour

NEW YORK, NY, October 9, 2013 Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth the critically acclaimed Hip-Hop duo have announced their plans for a 25 city US & Canadian Tour. The group who emerged onto the music scene in the early 90’s with their debut EP, “All Souled Out” released three studio projects together; their later work included the release of their classic LP “Mecca and the Soul Brother” and “The Main Ingredient”.

Pete Rock & CL Smooth on what their upcoming tour means to them and to Hip-Hop:
“People will finally get to hear good music and see a good show, they get to come out, have a good time and enjoy the music they loved for years.” ~ Pete Rock
“It means a lot because music is the foundation of the world. It gives you an opportunity to know what we contributed and how inspired we were as very young men to get the opportunity to make good music.” ~ CL Smooth
The Hip Hop duo who have not toured North America together in over fifteen years will kick off their reunion tour on October 15, 2013 at The Howard Theater in Washington, DC.
The show will include performances of their biggest hits including ‘ Straighten It Out’ , ‘Take You There’, ‘They Reminisce Over You (TROY)’ which was named one of the 50 greatest hits of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine and many more. Special guests have been invited to perform with the iconic Hip Hop duo in NYC and LA.

#Attention artists, photographers & video/film directors..check out Trackbreakers Studio

Wyclef Jean recording & filming @ Trackbreakers Studios
Trackbreakers Studio is a digital creative space aimed at delivering a host of multimedia content solutions for artists and enterprises alike.
Be it photography, videography, audio recording, mixing and mastering, graphic design or web design, we can help you realize your visions.

In conjunction with our partners we offer enterprises creative content solutions as well as provide the tools and support needed to engage their target market online and on social media. We have access to proprietary analytics tools to help businesses fine tune their focus and help shape a more effective marketing strategy.

#VIDEO Sadat X - Stock in the Game from DJ J-Ronin - Freestyle Files vol.2 - Dir. by @NotPorn

Shouts to Sadat & J Ronin.....

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

#VIDEO Molecules (of The Legion) & Showbiz (of D.I.T.C.) - Revenge

Rare track by Molecules of The Legion with production handled by Showbiz of the almighty Diggin' In The Crates collective. "Revenge" was recorded back in spring 1995 and only made it to a sought after Japanese only D.I.T.C. CD album and a poorly pressed bootleg vinyl. "Revenge" is taken off The Legion "Lost Tapes" EP, dropping November on Ill Adrenaline Records. The EP features production from Buckwild, The Legion, Showbiz, and Confidence and will be available on CD/LP and digitally.

Friday, October 4, 2013

#VIDEO The History of the Latin Quarter-Hip Hop's Legendary Nite Club (Breakdown FM)

The Latin Quarter was the place where everyone went from far and wide to be blessed back in the Golden Era of Hip Hop.. It was the scene of epic battles and performances..ie KRS-One vs Mele-Mel.. It was where folks like Public Enemy, 3rd Bass, Schoolly D, Jungle Brothers and numerous others went to get their start.. We relive those lofty days with Paradise Gray of X-Clan.. he was the one who ran the show back in the days and he has lots of insights and stories to tell

#AUDIO ULTRAMAGNETIC MC's - Chuck Chillout Promo (1987)

#VIDEO Chi Ali 1991 Red Alert Promo


#VIDEO DMC1988 Final DJ Cash Money "The Legendary Performance!!"

#VIDEO Just-Ice - Going Way Back Live Red Hook Park 2008

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

#SUPPORT @THEREALRAHDIGGA 'S KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN: The NJ Dance Network presents "Hood House: So Jersey"

Watch the video...visit the Kickstarter page...DONATE! Shouts to Rah Digga on this great movement. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1241968034/the-nj-dance-network-presents-hood-house-so-jersey


We are Symbolically burying Violence in the city of Newark, NJ

The Funeral is taking place on Oct. 27, 2013. With Processions lead by a funeral home with director that has been assigned to each ward. The funeral homes are providing hearse and caskets and will be leaving from designated starting points in each one of the five ward (east, west, central, north, and south) of Newark.

We have Student representatives from Barringer, Weequahic, Central, University, Westside, and Shabazz that will be leading the high school and youth movements toward Bears Stadium where the Funeral Service will take place. 

There will be NO politicians or anyone with any POLITICAL AGENDA speaking at the podium. The service will be spearheaded by selected youth leaders, residents of the community, family members of the victims and selected community based organization leaders.

The service will also have a selected prayer from the Bible, a selected prayer form the Quran and a prayer in spanish. The City, state and government officials will be mourners sitting int he front row.

All of the celebrities and people with some notoriety we ask to be involve not only by there presence but by helping in anyway that they can. With video messages, PSA's, Twitter blast, Facebook blast, Instagram post, donations etc. There will be press to talk to all of the officials and celebrities after the funeral.

There have been a lot of Marches on City Hall and Rally's in the city of Newark, NJ and nothing much more afterwards. This time a Coalition of Community Leaders, residents, youth leaders lead by Du Kelly chair and founder of 211 Community Impact better know as Doitall from the legendary Platinum HipHop group Lords Of The Underground have organized the biggest funeral that the city of Newark and surrounding cities will ever see.

The Mission of the Funeral is bring awareness of the violence in the city of Newark on a national level and to start the process of changing the mindset of the youth and residents of the community and to get others to see that our city has been crying out for help not only from the outside but from within. We have great community leaders with programs that work but not enough funding to make these programs make sense on a grand scale and we need that to change.

Scheduled for attendance is Shaquille Oneal, Lords Of THe Underground, Redman, Naughty By Nature, Mike Bivins, Mr. Cheeks, Rah Digga, JD Williams, Hakim of Channel Live, Ed Lover and a host of others.

For More information please send an email to thefuneralnewark@gmail.com or hit us on Facebook: Thefuneralnewark Instagram: @Thefuneralnewark or Twitter: @thefuneralnewark or call 862-781-0549

Thanks in advance
Du Kelly.

#VIDEO DMX & Rakim Record “Don’t Call Me”

Sunday, September 29, 2013

#CLASSIC #AUDIO KRS ONE : Still Number One (Numero Uno Mix)

One of my favorite KRS joints of all time....Doesn't get played as often as it should so enjoy....

Friday, September 27, 2013

#VIDEO BIGREC x DIAMOND D | Prelude to DoomsDay

Prelude to DoomsDay is the official behind-the-scenes look at the heavily-anticipated collaborative project between veteran underground emcee BIGREC & the legendary D.I.T.C. founder, super-producer DIAMOND D. Videography & Editing: William Feagins, Jr. (www.highimpactmultimedia.com) Location: Treesound Studios (Atlanta, GA) Instagram / Twitter: @BIGRECzilla | @DiamondDITC Websites: www.BIGRECONLINE.com | www.REALHIPHOPISBACK.com #DoomsDayCometh #RHHIB

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

#AUDIO The Combat Jack Show: The Big Daddy Kane Episode

King Asiatic Nobody's Equal. It's not every day we get to sit with a legend. Kane goes deep with his history, what he thinks about Mr. Cee, how he produced the majority of 'Long Live The Kane' with no credits, how Doug E Fresh taught him how to rock the crowd, how some cats from The Juice Crew wasn't fuxin with him, how he really wanted to battle KRS-One, what Madonna smells like, how he shopped a young Jay Z with no success, why he started wearing purple silks and such... This one is a marathon, but with Kane, there's no half steppin'.

Friday, September 13, 2013