Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Rap It Up B

As 2009 nine closes out, I'll leave it to my boy SKILLZ to send it out with style as usual.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Bah Bah Black Sheep

Here we have the Nike "Wool" Dunk Hi Premium. As the rumor goes the pattern is based off the Bill Cosby Character Dr. Huxtable's sweater. The shoe is apparently being released over seas now, and will be available in the U.S. for spring of 2010... pudding pops sold seperately.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

RPS life

Get to Rock Paper Scissors on the hill tonight for their party in support of the midnight release of the Jordan XI Space Jams. Party starts at 9 and will run till 1a.m. or so. Free beer, sneakers, dj hero, free beer, music and free beer. Get there before my pants come off, mention this post and I'll buy you a free beer.

Shabazz Boutiques

One of my absolute favorite photographers Jamel Shabazz has signed on to do a run of tee shirts with Sedgwic and Cedar. For those that are getting tired of the photo tee, its time to re-think. These are a must have for any hip hop head and are available at the S&C website. Here's to hoping he uses the photo he took of me and my boy Eddie!


The sexiest bitch I know

just saying

Monday, December 21, 2009


Three of my favorite people in the town, that just so happen to be creative geniuses, are back at it again. OC Notes and Thee Satisfaction have just put this shiny present under your tree, for free. This is some holiday music I can get down with.

Peep it at:

A Button B Button

They Live! coming atcha with some serious good tidings. This is a joint off the new THEY LA SOUL ep droppin for FREE this Thursday Christmas Eve.

They Live! - Serve You (Download)

Thursday, December 17, 2009


So I'm a tad late to the party. This EP is fantastic. Some great local music from two standup individuals. Peep it and feel free to donate to the cause.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Why, Yes. Yes I do.

So the Blakroc album is great. If you haven't heard it yet, go to your nearest record store immediately.

I am actually posting about this t-shirt, which might be the best line to sum up the whole project and one of my favorite band/music related t-shirts in a long time. We have all heard some aspiring rapper ask us if we "fuck with hip hop" out on the street somewhere. Here we have the tables beinb turned by the Black Keys and Dame Dash. They went up to the prominent hip hop artists of the day and posed this question.

We all know the answer.

Cop the album and this t-shirt from the Blakroc site.

The Ecstatic x Taxi

New Videos from Mighty Mos.

MOS DEF "Ecstatic" from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

Title track from The Ecstatic. This is in my top 5 albums of 2009. List being compiled as I watch this. So good to see the boogieman make a comeback this year. He seems hungry again musically. He made me wondering for a while, with the handful of sloppy shows and schizophrenic releases I've encountered the past few years. But Mos is back in a big way in 2009. Couldn't be happier.

Ski feat. Mos Def-Taxi from Creative Control on Vimeo.

Video of Black Dante and Ski Beatz working on a cut for Ski's upcoming production album. If you didn't already know, ski was an integral part of some of my personal favorite hip hop records of all time: Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt ("Dead Presidents," "22 Two's", "Politics as Usual," and "Feelin' It") as well as producing Camp Lo's classic Uptown Saturday Night in it's entirity. This might be one of my top albums of 2010. We'll just have to wait and find out.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Nite Funk

Nite Funk is a collaboration between future funk maestro Dam-Funk and songstress Nite Jewel that was brought to fruition for an ongoing XLR8R series called Tune in an afternoon. Apparently they recruit two LA based artist and find a way to get them to create a song in one day. It's great to know that such a kick ass idea can yield an equally kick ass song. Some straight up baby making music.

Who knows if a full length album could spring from this, but as it stands right now my guy Dam-Funk can do no wrong.

Peep the video:

And the song:

"Am I gonna make it"

via: XLR8R

Monday, December 7, 2009

Air Griffey Max (Grey/Silver/Blue)

Welcome back Junior...again. Already looking forward to baseball season (spring) with this freezing ass cold weather. Here is the newest colorway of the Air Griffey Max, and it is probably my favorite so far. Peep game.

Via: Sneakerfiles

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Just Press #GO

My partner in crime DJ Swervewon put together a nice little mix of some of the acts that will be gracing the stage at the Crocodile for GO! MACHINE this weekend. Peep the mix below and be sure to cop those 2 day passes.

Download it right HERE for free.

Catch senor Swerve raging with the machine Saturday, December 5th.


1. Victim Of The Modern Age- Champagne Champagne feat. Fences
2. Gangsta - Fatal Lucciauno
3. Love In A Strange World- Mad Rad
4. You're On - P Smoov feat. Grynch
5. I Just Wanna Beat- The Physics
6. This Is That Fire- Spaceman
7. Snow Motion (For Tyrone)- Thee Satisfaction
8. Rainwater- Hella Dope
9. And We Danced- Macklemore
10. Meth Heads (File Jerks Remix)- They Live
11. Bedroom- Fresh Espresso
12. Fast Rap- Katie Kate

Embeded in Japan with Mos Def

A full hour episode of Current TV's series Embeded featuring Black Dante himself as he tours through Japan.

THE Cypher

Mos Def x Black Thought x Eminem x DJ Premier

at the 2009 BET Hip Hop Awards.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I must have been snoozing cause I am a huge Foreign Exchange stan, and never knew they put out videos. Well, I went straight to their Vimeo site and found all of them for your viewing enjoyment.

They are best viewed in sequence, just like the latest ep progresses.

The Foreign Exchange feat. Muhsinah - "Daykeeper" from The Foreign Exchange on Vimeo.

The Foreign Exchange feat. Darien Brockington - "Take Off The Blues" from The Foreign Exchange on Vimeo.

The Foreign Exchange feat. Muhsinah - "House Of Cards" from The Foreign Exchange on Vimeo.

The Foreign Exchange - ''I Wanna Know'' from The Foreign Exchange on Vimeo.

Dam That's Funky

So my favorite artist of 2009 is none other than Dam-Funk. This is probably not all that surprising to those that know me and my musical tastes, but something about this record just puts me in the best mood. Those raw synths and classic drum hits are like the musical equivalent to a fat blunt. No matter how bad your day is, one hit and you feel better in no time. All sweeping full length instrumentals that epitomize what the great Roger Troutman said on his first funk single back in the mid-80s: More Bounce to the Ounce.

With that being said, Mr. Funk hit his twitter followers yesterday with 5 unreleased gems that he had in the vaults. They are all pretty unique, and one is even a ripped grimy tape recording from 1991. This guy can do no wrong, and I can't wait for him to bring his live set to Seattle.

Get those unreleased tracks below:

DAM-FUNK - Twitter Funk

You can now pre order the 5lp collectors set of Toeachizown, Dam-Funk's magnum funk opus at Stones Throw Online. It was delayed for production reasons but should be shipping out early 2010. The packaging is just nasty. I'm broke, but I might have to find a way to cop this.

D. Black - Yesterday

New video from D. Black of Seattle's own Sportn' Life Records. This cut is off his sophomore release "Ali'Ya" which is an amazing record. This man's positivity, wisdom and optimism are something I wish we had more of in hip hop music. A true role model and let's face it...dude can rap his ass off.