Thursday, March 19, 2015

#TBT Fat Joe & Big L

Photo credit : Mick Benzo

#RIP BIG L.  #Salute Fat Joe #BX #ZuluNation

#NewMusic @ItsAmeriie - Out Loud

#VIDEO A Latino History of Hip-Hop, Part 1: Premiering March 20

As part of a two-part series premiering on March 20, NPR’s Latino USA will chronicle the influence of Latinos on the history of hip-hop—from its start as a collaboration between African-American and Latino communities in the Bronx to its development as a popular genre across the U.S.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

32nd Anniversary of #WildStyle - Released 3/18/83

This movie captured Hip Hop at its essence. #TheFoundation

Today in Hip Hop History:

March 18th - The 1st Hip Hop film “Wild Style” opened in U.S. theaters on this day in 1983.

The First Run Features film, written and directed by Charlie Ahearn, starred graffiti artist Lee Quinones as the fictional graffiti artist Zoro and co-starred some the earliest pioneers of hip-hop including Grandmaster Flash, Fab 5 Freddy, Grandmixer D.ST., Lady Pink, Patti Astor, Chief Rocker Busy Bee, The Cold Crush Brothers, Fantastic Romantic Five, featuring DJ Grand Wizard Theodore, The Rock Steady Crew, Double Trouble and many more. 
via Lisa Arredondo & RapStation

#RIP Full Flex #TerrorSquad #Video

 #RIP Full Flex. Below are words from Liza Rios wife of Big Pun.

 " Yesterday I got news that T.S. Full Flex had passed away yesterday. I be honest my relationship with him was no longer once Pun passed away but I can not forget what he meant to us to TS to me. First if it wasn't for Flex my Husband Pun would of never been TS. TS wouldn't been TS if not for Flex. This Man help take care of my husband and handled affairs on the road. For me he was always easy to get along out of the crew he was the one for me who was most level headed. I will never forget the day when he defended my honor to Pun oneday on the road. He told Pun to treat me better cause I was heaven sent and that he couldn't bare to see what he does to me. He was afraid of what Pun would do but he still stood up for me and that I will never forget. Times like these is when I remise about what was....moments that I will forever cherish. ‪#‎RIPFULLFLEXTS‬ " Liza Rios

Friday, March 13, 2015




BX generals, DJ Doo Wop and Lord Tariq have announced a full-length collaborative album. The duo have begun recording and revealed a release via Slimstyle Records later this year.

For those fiending for 90’s era east coast boom-bap, Doo Wop and Tariq promise to hit the market with a strong dose. In addition the pair reveals that they are drawing in some of their favorite spitters and producers for an official New York affair.

Doo Wop has been called a “true mixtape pioneer” and “nicer on the mic than most full-time MC’s” by A twenty year veteran, his 95 Live Mixtape was one of the first to feature solely exclusive tracks from an all-star list of emcees. As a live DJ he currently accompanies AZ and was Guru’s (Gangstarr) official mixmaster for the Jazzmatazz live shows. As a true anomaly, Doo Wop earns praise as a rhymer breaking the stigma of DJ’s and producers on the mic. He has dropped some gem tracks alongside Tony Touch (as The Diaz Brothers) and his crew, The Bounce Squad.

Lord Tariq is both a Bronx legend and an emcee’s emcee. He has rhymed on tracks with the likes of Jay-Z, Ghostface, Notorious B.I.G. and Big Pun. As a duo, Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz scored a platinum single on Columbia Records imprint, “Déjà vu (Uptown Baby).” In addition to his partnership with Peter Gunz, Tariq was also a vital member of respected rhyme-crews Money Boss Players and Bang Bang Boogie.

More Info:

U.S. Publicity Contact: Jerry Graham, 

#VIDEO Kid Capri & Ron G - Interview @ Yo MTV Raps 1992

2 legends I have the honor of knowing. #Salute and #RESPECTTHEDJ

#Classic #Mixtape DJ CLUE 4,5,6

By popular demand. A joint you can throw on and ride with no fast forward. Shouts to @JrRap77

#Video Diamond D - Superman Prod. by DJ Scratch ( Official Video ) #diamondd #ditc #djscratch

Diamond D - Superman Prod. by DJ Scratch ( Official Video ) from 238BEATS ENT on Vimeo.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015

#Video DJ DNS & IRIE - Bear Witness (Turntablism Routine)

Shouts to The Original Underground Hip Hop for sharing. #RespectTheDJ This week I got help from the big homie DJ DNS (Dutch Red Bull Thre3style Champion). We restructured the song "Bear Witness" from the classic album Dr Octagon using 4 turntables, 2 mixers and Serato. If you're into classic Hip Hop and turntablism this one's for you! For bookings contact: Check out DJ DNS: instagram: DJ_DNS twitter:@DJ_DNS FB: Soundcloud: Follow Deejay Irie: instagram: @deejayirie twitter: @deejayirie

#Video Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story Ft. #Eminem, #50Cent, & #DrDre

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

#Video SOUNDWALK - Bronx Hip-Hop w/ Jazzy Jay

Winner of the 2004 Audie Award for Best Original Work -- The Original Jazzy Jay, a pioneer of hip-hop sweeps you back to revisit secret block parties and scratch contests in the Bronx. Will always have the utmost respect for Jazzy Jay. #Respect #TheFoundation

@LordFinesseDITC The SP 1200 Project -ORDER NOW

The SP1200 Redux Vinyl Pre order is upon us...
This is the vinyl version of the Lord Finesse: SP1200 Redux Digital Edition which is available for 

****(Do not confuse this Edition w/ the earlier SP1200 Re- Awakening Edition as there are different bundles and Promos items that wasn't available w/ the last Edition***


• The final flourish to the Lord Finesse SP1200 Project is upon us and we will be making the exclusive Collector's Set and Picture Disc Bundles available for pre-order today. DON'T MISS OUT!
12x12" LIMITED EDITION HAND NUMBERED PRINT • This image is also an SOS exclusive found in the Picture Disc and Collector's Set bundles that will be available for pre-order later today. Sized at 12x12" so they can be easily framed (thank you IKEA) with the option to have your copy signed by Lord Finesse • DON'T SLEEP!

Lord Finesse


Monday, March 2, 2015

Message from @LordFinesseDITC ....

" "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL LORD FINESSE & DJ PREMIER DRUM KIT" Me & my brother DJ Premier have never put together a drum kit as this "BS" is being advertised.. Please do not be fooled into believing you are getting an actual & official DRUM KIT by Me or DJ Premier.. 
Please pass on the information.. 

The Great News is I am working on an official "Sound Kit" for the near future that will include both new & vintage sound kits**
Lord Finesse

Had to get this message out there. Producers used to take pride in finding their own kicks, snares, hi hats etc... Even if I knew where a sample came from, I wouldn't even think to use it right behind the next producer. Nowadays there is no pride in Rap music production and it reflects in the "music"

If you are gonna use drum kits SUPPORT anything Lord Finesse releases. Consider it a blessing. 

#Salute #DITC