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This is the September 28th, 2009 Episode of SMART IS THE NEW COOL RADIO!! We're Back people... with a new attitude, new direction and new purpose to Win!! You can check Us out Each and Every from 4p - 6p on http://dresthabeatnik.ning.com and click the SMART IS THE NEW COOL tab on the Site!! Till then enjoy this weeks show and support the Artists on the Playlist!!!
SMART IS THE NEW COOL RADIO Playlist 9/28/09
Golden Void by Alex Goose
3 Words by The Reservoir Dogs
A Star Is Born by Jay-Z & J. Cole
Bread Sandwiches by Bernard Wright
Healer (Remix) by Erykah Badu f. Pharoahe Monch
Baby Phat '09 by Skillz f. Colin Munroe
D.O.A.(Remix) by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Head Over Heels by Tears For Fears
Reelfire by Foreign Beggars
Owner Of A Lonely Heart by YES
Close Call by 88-Keys f. Phonte
Could Heaven Be Like This by Idris Muhammad
New Wu by Raekwon f. Ghostface Killah & Method Man
Friday, September 11, 2009
This is the Tracklist for My Latest Offering to the World... The Album is called "THE GRAND CONDUCTOR". This Album is a Collection of My Journeys in this Hip Hop game. I'm a HUMAN BEATBOXER, MC, HOST & PRODUCER and You'll hear every facet of that on this Offering. With Guest Appearances from KILLER MIKE, ANTHONY DAVID, THE THUNDAKATZ, DJ RASTA ROOT, MINAMINA GOODSONG, CYPHER LINGUISTICS, ISHUES, TEABAG da HERBALIST, SLICK & ROSE, INFINITE DoP, QUALM SCOTT, G.A.G.E. MONEY & British Philosopher ALAN WATTS!!!
THE GRAND CONDUCTOR
1. SURROUNDED BY GREATNESS – Cypher Linguistics & D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik
(Produced By Ricky Raw)
2. MICROPHONE FITNESS SESSION (LIVE) – D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik
(Produced By Anthony David / Cuts by DJ Rasta Root)
3. MY PART OF TOWN (LIVE) – D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik
(Originally Recorded by TUFF CREW)
4. HOW I MAKE MY LIVING (Skit) – Denzel Washington & Cynda Williams
(Excerpt from the Motion Picture “MO BETTER BLUES”)
5. ELEVATION – D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik f. Infinite DoP & Qualm Scott
6. STOP BITIN’ – Ishues f. Teabag da Herbalist & D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik
(Produced by Hano Leathers & Jorma Starrett for Attica Sound)
7. THE SURE SHOT – G.A.G.E. Money f. D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik
(Produced by D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik)
8. B.E.A.T.N.I.K. – D.R.E.S tha BEATnik
(Produced by D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik/ Cuts by DJ QUIZ/ Intro by DJ MAFIOSO)
9. SLOPPY UP – MinaMina Goodsong f. D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik
(Produced by PGNUT for Plainswalkerz)
10. SHININ STAR – The Thundakatz f. D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik
(Produced by Mel for The Thundakatz)
11. SIGHT BEYOND SIGHT –
D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik f. Infinite DoP, Nickel Bag Shag & Crimson Jihad
(Produced by D.R.E.S. tha BEAtnik)
12. RAP IS DEAD – Killer Mike f. D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik
(Produced by The BEAT BULLIES)
13. ATL SUNSHINE – Anthony David f. D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik
(Produced by Anthony David for Soup & Sandwich Prod.)
14. RENDEZVOUS (Interlude) – D.R.E.S. tha BEAtnik f. CoCo Sex-C
(Produced by D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik & Anthony David)
15. RENDEZVOUS – D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik
(Produced by Shawty Plx for Mr. Rasslin Prod.)
16. MILK & HONEY (LIVE) – D.R.E.S. tha BEAtnik f. Slick & Rose
(Produced by D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik)
17. A GAME THAT’S WORTH THE CANDLE – Alan Watts
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Dres tha Beatnik's Power Supply
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Atlanta has long been a diverse music hub for aspiring musicians everywhere. Sure the city is known a bit more these amongst music circles for the catchy hip-hop coming from the city's studios but this city gives music lovers much more than that. We sat down with Dres the Beatnik recently to talk music.
Dres tha Beatnik first met Atlanta in 1991. He came here to attend Clark Atlanta University but due to the ever so infamous financial aid woes, Dres spent two years at the University before transferring to Temple and returning to Philadelphia. But Atlanta wasn't quite ready to just let Dres go like that. After receiving his BA in Marketing from Temple in '95, Dres was offered a job with a market research firm which he accepted. That same job brought Dres back to Atlanta shortly after, well Dunwoody, and he's been here ever since.
Dres tha Beatnik is someone that many would consider to be an avid music fan. He really listens. And he should be listening closely as Dres tha Beatnik is not only a hip-hop lyricist but a beatboxer as well. Not to mention, his current favorite toy (his iPod) has over 27,000 songs.
"Music has always been in my life. I grew up with it in my household. Jazz, Motown, TSOP, some gospel... that was in my home," says Dres, "It's always been there it's just [that] I grew up in one of those households where you couldn't really pursue what you wanted to do until you did what you had to do. Hence going to college, getting a degree."
But it wasn't until college that Dres realized he could probably really do something with his passion for music. Though he had a brief stint in Atlanta his first go round, when he came back to the city he really began to explore his passion more. Dres was quickly soaking up the music scene and making himself a staple amongst the local hip-hop crowd. Twelve years later, Dres is still making music and increasingly becoming more involved with Atlanta and the Atlanta music scene. There's even a portrait of him hanging in the Barbershop on Tyler Perry's "House of Payne".
"I like to think that I'm blessed in the fact that I'm able to walk into many different circles and I don't take it for granted. All of those experiences help me. There's a side to atlanta that i know everybody doesn't know about, I think atlanta has influenced me in the fact that this is a town that is comprised of immigrants and natives and there's a pretty decent marriage between the two. In regards to hip-hop, there's a whole different war but it has nothing to do with some of the artists, has to do with media and that's sad," said Dres.
When asked about his favorite artists in the city, Dres provides a long list of both veterans and new faces. His list includes: Noot D'noot, Jaspects, Proton, Binkis Recs, Senor Kaos, Brittany Bosco, Algebra, Le Castlevania, Van Hunt, Anthony David, Hollyweerd and Sean Falyon.
"It's crazy, I've actually managed to play with all of my favorite artists in Atlanta. But really anyone who's doing it and doing seriously [is a favorite]," said Dres.
And of course Dres has his list of other Atlanta favorites. Like his favorite toy, Simon. Of course other favorites he wasn't so willing to give up.
"My favorite place to go get a drink is The Independent. My fortress of solitude is the patio of Caribou Coffee at Peachtree and Piedmont. My favorite place to look at the city is actually a rooftop of a business office on Means Street. My Favorite sandwich shop is Marcos Pita though no one can ever fuck with the chicken sandwich at The Local (a lot of my hang out spots involve food, forgive me). Favorite place for brunch is Gravity on Dekalb ave. Aside from that home," Dres said.
Neda was inspired for her portrait of Dres by one of his very own childhood photos taken by his mother. It's the infamous photo of a young Dres singing into an extension cord that can be found on his MySpace or Facebook.
"According to my mom, she wasn't feeling good that day and I wanted to cheer her up. So there was an Earth, Wind and Fire (EWF) song on and I started immitating EWF for my mom. I started lip synching 'Reasons' by EWF and she said it made her feel better. And my mom was the biggest shutterbug ever, she had to take pictures of everything," Dres said.
Dres finds his inspiration to continue through his 9-year-old daughter and describes his signature sound as love. His creative process is simple: just listening. These days you can currently find his listening to a few retro tunes.
"I'm in my Retro kick right now. [Laughs] Listening to "New Life" by Intro, "Searching for Tomorrow" by Switch and a few others," Dres said.
Now, Dres is getting ready to head to Shanghai, China with stops in Maccau and Hong Kong. He has residency at Club BonBon in Shanghai. He will be conducting beatboxing clinics and lectures while also emceeing and DJing. Visit dresthabeatnik.ning.com to learn more.
Photo by: Neda Abghari
Interview by: Hadiyah Daché
Thursday, August 13, 2009
SMKA f. SEAN FLAYON - "BIG CITY NIGHTS"
HOLLYWEERD f. Colin Munroe - Oil & Water
KHAOS DA RAPPER - My Place
BRITTANY BOSCO - Blues For Blue/Black & White
SENOR KAOS - Automatic Classic
4IZE - Do It For The Haters
SUPREEME - I'm Crazy
COLLECTIVE EFFORTS - Crazy Things
THE CONSTELLATIONS - Felicia
STACY EPPS - Floatin
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This is the first step in what I hope will be a Wonderful Journey for Me and the team... This is a Milestone for Us here... We're on Radio, not as Artists but as the people that actually Play what You hear. This Show is at the Cornerstone of a New Consciousness with regards to Taking Responsibility in being Accountable. The SMART IS THE NEW COOL MOVEMENT!!! We have to take back the Intelligence in MUSIC, ART, FASHION & CULTURE!! Change is Here!! "WE ARE ROLE MODELS" and I wear that with Pride... The Show is called "SMART IS THE NEW COOL RADIO" This isn't for Everyone but it is for You... The Show WILL get Bigger & Better and We welcome You to grow with Us...
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I found this Article on XXL.com Yesterday and thought that I'd share it with You and get Your Thoughts about it... As a Promoter & Host of a Prominent Hip Hop Battle Show... I do see Trends & Changes and more often than not some of these things that are percieved as novelty or trend actually end up becoming essential, hovever the masses or even the minority at times dosen't appreciate it until it is not longer available. Such as the Art of Freestyling wheter in a Battle Setting or in an Actual Performance Setting the Ability to improvise over a Beat and effectivly communicate to an Audience is an Art. There are a lot of MC's, managers of MC's & Record label Execs of these MC's that will try to make you believe that FREESTYLING is Unnecessary... Hell they took the Booth out of RAP CITY & We see what the end result of that was... NO MORE RAP CITY on BET(Coincidence... I think not). I hear it all of the time "I DON'T FREESTYLE or I DON'T BATTLE" Well Why not? If You TRULY Believe in Your Heart that Your The SHIT then SHOW & PROVE that's HIP HOP... PERIOD, POINT BLANK, END OF STORY.
BLOG: The Curious Case of Battle MCs
Thursday Apr 9 10:43 AM CDT posted by xxl staff
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
and now introducing salutes...
how did you come up with your name, salutes?
I WANTED TO THINK OF A NAME THAT SYBOLIZED BEING IN CHARGE. I THOUGHT OF THE ACTION LIKE 2 SALUTES A SUPERIOR AN I WANTED PPL 2 SALUTE ME IT HAD A NICE RING SO I BECAME SALUTES.
how long have you been doing hip hop?
I BEEN DOIN THIS SINCE ABOUT 14 SO THAT WOULD B ABOUT 9 YRS
who was the first hip hop artist that you can remember?
WELL MY POPS ALWAYS DJED WEN I WAS YOUNG THE FIRST RECORD I REALLY LIKED AN WOULD PLAY WIT ON THE TABLES IS LOL BEASTY BOYS PAUL REVERE
what made you decide to become a hip hop artist?
I DID IT FOR FUN AT FIRST BUT THEN REALIZED I WAS REALLY NICE AN HAD SOMETHING TO BRING TO THE TABLE
who are you a fan of (any musical style)?
HONESTLY TREY SONGZ
describe your style (musical)?
I FEEL I AM A BALANCED MIX OF COMMERCIAL AN STREET.. IM LIKE ACGS I CAN WEAR THEM WIT A BUTTON UP OR A CHAMP HOODY LOL
tell us about the mix tape you just released.
THIS WAS BASICALLY CREATED TO SHOW MY VERSITILITY AND MY RANGE NO TOPIC WAS TO COMMERCIAL OR STREET I CAN DO IT ALL .. AND DELIVER IN A RESPECTABLE WAY
where can people see you live or get your music?
what are your plans/goals?
MY MAIN GOAL SHORT TERM IS TO BECOME A RECOGNIZED FORCE IN THE GAME LONG TERM TO HAVE A LONG SUCESSFULL CAREER
finally, any shout outs you wanna give?
SHOUT OUTS TO MY SOS CLICK DOTT DOLLAZ AND CRITTY DA YG AND TO THE STATE 2 STATE CYPHERS AND EVERY ONE THAT IS INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT..I AM HISTORY ONE DAY AT A TIME
and here's my review of it all:
don't sleep on this dude. nuff said.
just kidding! i would have to say that i was more then a little skeptical of this fast talking, quick qitted character that hit me up on twitter. we chatted about his mix tape dropping and again i was skeptical. i mean, everyone thinks that their music is the best or really good. but truth be told, i wasn't disappointed with this.
it takes some talent to be able to rock multiple styles, genres, etc but salutes does it well. i didn't know what i was in store for with his remix tapes. there is some r & b, reggae, and of course, hip hop. his flow on each of the tracks is natural and there is a seemless transition from one genre to the next. the content of his rhymes varies depending on the content of the track. his voice isn't annoying like some other artists.
overall? i liked it. like a lot. and it will be rocked through the sounds of my bose sound system AND iphone. favorite track that will be getting bumped loudly? track: #3 the "blame it" remix. i LOVE jamie foxx's new album and salutes verse on here only adds to my liking of the song.
well ladies and gents, i encourage you all to download the "get busy remix tapes" and get busy for yourself. look out for great things from this up and coming artist. after you give him a listen, come back and share your feedback.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Bonbon is officially closed as of yesterday. A brand new venue would be up n running in summer. The boss has fallen out with the partners n would like to run a club of his own. We were all informed yesterday evening. Since then, my mobile hasn’t stopped ringing, and emails haven’t stopped flooding in. I have so much to do, it’s not that I do not want to get in touch.
Whatever that is happening now is not within my control. I have been trying to re-schedule and/or cancel shows as my international dj line-up has gone as far as June. I haven’t closed my eyes a bit since I learned of the news. Have been explaining myself over n over again to different people and have meeting after meeting to resolve issues that popped up as a result.
I hope to gain your kind understanding now that I am not only dealing with only one person, but 120 staff + 12 djs n agencies. We could talk later on msn if you are available.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
This is one of the reasons why I love My life... I get the opportunity to be able to be around people that not only Inspire Me but that also inspire the World and I get to on occasion get to dance with them as if the world dosen't even exist. Janelle Monae is one of those people... She not only was in attendance at the J*Davey Concert on this particular night but seen that this wasn't My gig to Host and felt what was going on enough to come on stage on a night that she wasn't even supposed to be "on the Clock" and helped me keep the party going... Thanks Baby Girl your Credit is always good with Me... LOL!!!
Friday, March 27, 2009
D.R.E.S. tha BEAtnik vs. ALI-en @ SUGAR HILL - The XPERIENCE featuring J*DAVEY, BRITTANY BOSCO, DOLL DAZE... This is the FUTURE in LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!!!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
tonite at the world famous mic club a new and ingenius concept was presented. iPod battles.
free admission into sugar hill brought out new and more people willing to participate in this battle. just because you can't spit a hot rhyme or make some dope beats doesn't mean you don't know music and tonite's events proved that you can be a listening master and still win.
Franco and I participated in the battle to which he lost. encompassing genres from rock to reggae and everything in between all members of the audience felt right at home. everyone jammed out to oldies like crazy by aerosmith and bobbed to jay-z's reasonable doubt.
needless to say, good times were had by all. 'Twas a great ice breaker and I look forward to seeing this concept hatch into the mother bird.
-- Post From My iPhone
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
DRES THA BEATNIK VS ALIEN from Goldi gold on Vimeo.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
More To Come!!!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
There was magic brewing on the campus of Cal State Los Angeles ton February 22nd the kind that puts a love spell on everyone who walks into its path. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and his 40-piece orchestra managed to set the entire Luckman Fine Arts Plaza afloat on Sunday night with Timeless: Suite for Ma Dukes, their gorgeous re-imagining of J Dillas best known works. Surprise guests filtered in throughout the night, including Common, Talib Kweli andPosdnuous from De la Soul. Dillas inspiring mother was a beacon throughout the performance, small in stature but mighty in spirit.
If you listen closely to the music, the possibilities are endless
Ma Dukes (February 22nd, 2009.)
The energy onstage was infectious, and the audience was just as emotionally invested in the performance as the musicians. One could feel the grand swoops and shimmering intricacies of the music just by the motion of Atwood-Fergusons hands. When Dwele came out to do Angel, he had to stand back in awe for several moments to take in the beauty of what he was about to sing over.
In true Dilla fashion, one classic begets another, and we got to see that progression take place right before our eyes.Diana Moreira led us through the bossa nova lilt of Stan Getz and Luiz Bonfas Saudade Vem Correndo,containing the famous hook Dilla sampled into the Pharcydes Runnin. Minutes later, the orchestra changed tempo and transformed the bossa nova mood into Dillas inspired jam with vocal contributions by Amp Fiddler, Bilal andShafiq Husayn of Sa-Ra. Bilal then sang Reminesce and brought the crowd to the verge of rapture.
The night rounded out when Posdnuous surprised everyone and did his verse of De la Souls Stakes is High, and then brought on Talib Kweli to do Doves verse. The chorus which included OhNo, Alchemist, Illa J, Frank Nitty, Rhettmatic, Ma Dukes, J Davey, Houseshoes sang out the refrainLove, Vibration - eventually turning the mic over to the audience to sing along. An encore of Slum Villages Fall in Love left everyone with the sweet high that only falling in love can bring about.
People will be talking about this majestic performance for years and blessed are the ones who were able to see it bloom firsthand.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
What are we doing?
How's the show coming along?
Who's coming thru to the Show?
Well after a lot of Blood, Sweat & Tears here's what we've been working on...
The WORLD FAMOUS MIC CLUB has been experiencing a bit of Growing Pains getting Adjusted to our new home... We've been @ Sugar Hill for about a Month and the Show is growing moderately... We've had some good moments and some not so good ones. We absolutely love the Staff @ Sugar Hill and we're bringing the show back in Phases...
PHASE ONE: To bring back the MIGHY MIGHTY BEAT DOWN & CROWD CONTROL PERFORMANCE BATTLE... We feel that these events are more suited to the Environment that we're in being at UNDERGROUND ATLANTA.
PHASE TWO: To make sure that Hip Hop is respected again in Atlanta especially at UNDERGROUND ATLANTA and to expose those that are looking to find an outlet for their art an actual place that they can call Home and to Build MC's that can master all the Disciplines of their Art(FREESTYLE & WRITTEN)!!!
PHASE THREE: To Bring Our Live band back to MIC CLUB... the Live Music Element is actually the Cornerstone of what separates Us from the Rest of the Pack. The Newly formed A.S.O.(Audio.Science.Orchestra.) is the name of our band being as we couldn't take B.F.D. with Us to Our new Location we feel that with a new Start comes New Energy.
PHASE FOUR: To bring some notable names to Atlanta that the City wouldn't see at any other location.
PHASE FIVE: To stretch the Boundaries of what a HIP HOP BATTLE EVENT is Supposed to look like. We were the First event to Bring the PRODUCER BATTLE Concept to ATL & the First to Introduce the Hip Hop Performance Battle Concept to ATL... Now what I'm about to layout is the NEXT LEVEL of the HIP HOP BATTLE... Pay close Attention...
We're applying & incorporating this into The WORLD FAMOUS MIC CLUB... in a new event called the EXCHANGE!!! We're dealing with The Essence of MUSIC with this Event & giving you the Opportunity to contribute & share Your Passion... We're having a ORIGINAL SAMPLE/UPDATE VERSION HIP HOP Battle!!! We're launching this in ATLANTA on WEDNESDAY MARCH 25th, 2009 @ MIC CLUB(SUGAR HILL/UNDERGROUND ATLANTA) & To put a little more on top of the Cake we're bringing Legendary Hip Hop Artist CL SMOOTH to Perform Live @ this Event backed by a Live Band... The A.S.O.!!
This is an Example of what we're talking about with the EXCHANGE...
See You at the SHOW!!! http://www.miclubnation.com
tonite at the world famous mic club, KRS-One stopped through and rapped with dres about the possibility of some future collaborations. I don't know if I'm ready to admit that I was star struck but seeing this humble legend did put a smile on my face and some pep in my step. and the possibility of working with him down the line tickled my soul.
how could he do all this right? well, KRS-One was one of the definers of hip hop. I agree with what stands for and is a well balanced person. on stage he's an explosive shot gun ready for blast off but outside of that environment, his easy smile is comforting and his soul an old one. I promise that I'm not swooning over this man who has been both the subject of controversy and recipient of lifetime awards, but he does leave a refreshing taste in my mouth--figuratively speaking--and gives great hugs.
at the end of this day, I'm honored to have been in the presence of greatness and look forward to any future endeavors with this quiet storm of a man.
-- Post From My iPhone
Monday, March 9, 2009
My Weekend Started on Wednesday... YEAH THAT'S RIGHT I SAID IT WEDNESDAY!! LOL!!!
WEDNESDAY: The WORLD FAMOUS MIC CLUB @ SUGAR HILL(UNDERGROUND ATLANTA)
We had our Monthly PRODUCER & PERFORMANCE BATTLE on the Same Night... The MIGHTY MIGHTY BEAT DOWN & The CROWD CONTROL PERFORMANCE BATTLE The CROWDS are finally starting to show Up @ SUGAR HILL & I'm happy about it!!! Thanks to Ladebelle, DJ Edward Scizzahandz & Razah, the Staff of SUGAR HILL & all the Producers & Performers that attended. The PRODUCER BATTLE Final was down to DAILY BREAD & ILL GAIMEZ with ILL GAIMEZ emerging Victorious!!! The PERFORMANCE BATTLE Final was between ISIS PRODUCTIONS out of MEMPHIS & MAJA DEACON... With ISIS PRODUCTIONS emerging Victorious!! This coming Wednesday is looking to get Bigger & Better!! http://www.miclubnation.com
THURSDAY: I DO MUSIC @ APACHE CAFE
Now for those of you who know Me & My Story You know that at this point even mentioning Apache much less going there for anything is a trip in and of itself... That being said, My good Brother Oh Zee Banga asked a simple request of Me and I couldn't refuse Him because he is one of those people in ATL that takes care of Me when I need it. He asked Me to come out to I DO MUSIC and Sit on a Panel Discussion for the I DO MUSIC WEEKEND!! The discussion was about Digital Marketing & Promotions for the Digital Age urban Music Artist... On the Panel was Myself, Tai Saint-Louis of AllHipHop.com, GYANT of SOHH.com, B RICH (Manager for B.O.B.), Digital Marketing Guru Chuck Woo of EARWAX RECORDS & ChuckWoo.com & Big Yu National Account Director DIGIWAXX.com This was a well produced event filled with People that were looking to get some insight on perfecting their craft... That being said this event has OUTGROWN it's Present Venue... NO HATE... JUST TRUTH!!!
FRIDAY: The FRIDAY NIGHT FIXX @ MJQ
This is one of My Residencies here in ATL... the MJQ Concourse is the EPICENTER of THE COUNTERCULTURE here in ATLANTA!!! We were celebrating DJ LORD of PUBLIC ENEMY'S Birthday!! the Crowd of about 425 had a great time... MJQ has been doing some upgrades to their Sound System and I know that by the time that they finish that it'll be the TRUTH in ATLANTA. I had a great time myself and STRONGLY ENCOURAGE anyone that is looking for something different in their ATLANTA HIP HOP CLUB EXPERIENCE to come here at least once... You'll be glad you did!!!
SATURDAY: THE FUNK LORDZ ANNIVERSARY PARTY & B-BOY BATTLE, The TWELVE HOTEL & D'JANGO with the 1128 PROJECT!!!
now this is one of the Reasons why I feel I'm as good as I am not to sound to KANYE but I AM THE TRUTH WITH A MICROPHONE and I WAS BUILT FOR THIS & here's Why!!!
THE FUNK LORDZ ANNIVERSARY B-BOY JAM(SKILL4SOLE 3)
I was asked by b-Boy Quic of the ATL FUNKLORDZ/ZULU NATION to host a B-Boy competition @ The RELAPSE THEATER and can I tell you that this is one Element of Hip Hop that I wish I would've held on to a little longer... I mean these B-Boys & B-Girls got some MF'N HEAT with them!! The jam was great and literally a Who's Who in the ATL B-Boy Community was in attendance for this I hosted the Prelims to the SKILL4SOLE Battle... Where the Losing Crew had to literally Give Up their Shoes hence SKILL4SOLE!!! I even brought My Daughter Ashanti out to see this cause I feel that the Youth need to embrace this facet of Hip Hop Culture in a BIG WAY!! Exercise... Exercise... Exercise!!!
THE TWELVE HOTEL @ ATLANTIC STATION
I had to leave the B-Boy jam to head to the Twelve to host a Private Birthday party for My Boy Christian... I was expecting a pretty Decent soiree but nothing prepared Me for what I saw... People all dressed to the Nines looking Oh SO SOPHISTICATED and feeling Good!!! The Live Band was on Point the Hospitality was also on point and after the Cutting of the Cake... it was time to get to work!! I alongside DJ Rasta Root came to Shut Shit Down!! All that were in attendance had a good time(no Requests at All!!)LOL!! I had to have seen perhaps the longest SOUL TRAIN LINE in My Life at this Party... LOL!! It was GREAT!!! Big Up to Christian happy birthday Boy!!and Michelle for Putting the Event together.. you did a GREAT JOB!!!
THE 1128 PROJECT @ D'JANGO EVERY 1st SATURDAY
Now This was the final Event of the Evening... The GRAND EMPERIAL DJ MAJESTIK & I make up a Collective called the 1128 PROJECT and We change lives through the Music!!! LITERALLY!!! We have a Monthly @ d'JANGO and it is definitely a moving Experience!! DJ MAFIOSO got the festivities started upstairs and I have to say on the low He is by far and away one of the most talented & precise DJ's in the World and I feel blessed to be able to work with him whenever I can!! We got set up and started Downstairs around Midnight and came to bring the pain... We went everywhere with the music... The Crowds that usually come to d'Jango now come to hear the Radio... WE ARE SOOOOOO ANTI-RADIO it's not even funny!!! After the Crowd of Regulars got the memo everyone got down to doing their Job so that we could do ours, which was giving the People some good music and a great experience!!! All in all I think we did a GREAT JOB!!! This is a DEFINITE SURE SHOT!!!
and on the 7th Day....
THE BEATnik RESTED!!! See You Soon!!!