Monday, April 27, 2009

SMART IS THE NEW COOL Radio on DIRadiocast.com

Sup Family...

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...   








Monday, April 20, 2009

Nyle - Let the Beat Build

If you want to know how to "Let the Beat Build", check out this video from Nyle. 



Nyle "Let The Beat Build" from Nyle on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

VIDJO OF THE DAY!!!

This is a Long Time in the Making... Shout out to My BATTTERY 5 Family, My Lavish Life Social Club Family, My Labrats Family, My SMKA Family & My Motion Family Family... This is the Video for a Song that I have a Cameo in the Video for... It's off the SMKA presents The 808 Experience Vol. 1 - The Song is called "CADDYS" featuring GRIPPLYAZ, T.R.I.M.M. & A.LEON CRAFT... Also Today T.R.I.M.M. Just relaeased His First Project -"EVOLUTION OF THE MACHINE" Do Enjoy the Vidjo and I'll talk to You soon...





Battery 5 Presents T.R.I.M.M. - Evolution Of The Machine

Saturday, April 11, 2009

VIDJO Of THE DAY

Thanks to @AFRODISIAQ for allowing Me to bring this to You all.. this is my little piece of Sunshine on a Rainy day... Enjoy!!!



Friday, April 10, 2009

Interesting Article - The CURIOUS CASE OF BATTLE MC'S

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.


- ThaBEATnik


BLOG: The Curious Case of Battle MCs

Thursday Apr 9 10:43 AM CDT posted by xxl staff


The battle MC is an interesting character. While freestyle battles are a good way to get your name out there, more often that not, these rappers don’t break much ground. The careers of some of the more recent battle artists have gone nowhere fast - Jin, Poster Boy, Murder Mook, Serius Jones (who I really think just talks, not raps, in his battles)… And did someone win the 106 & Park Freestyle Tournament yet? I stopped watching.

I thought Jin had great potential and while he did make a little splash, “Learn Chinese” didn’t exactly top the charts. When he accepted that Ruff Ryders chain on 106, that was pretty much the height of his career. “At the end of the day,” he didn’t have the right formula and I’m not sure he was capable of making great songs even with Swizz Beatz production. Sometimes it’s hard for the battle rapper to break out of their tit-for-tat style of rhyming, but there are some success stories. Guys like Cassidy and Eminem (maybe the biggest success story) were able to make it big after breaking in on the underground battling circuit. But it’s hard to find an artist who can diss you and then turn around and make a great radio record and then turn around and also make a solid album.

Serius was signed to Disturbing Tha Peace for a while before that deal fell through. I’m sure the labels just don’t know how to market these guys. The main problem/argument is that just because you can spar on the streets doesn’t mean you can make a song with the right arrangements, production, hook, melodies, etc, so many battle rappers tend to be one-trick ponies. Is battling still what it used to be? Can new rappers still break in this way? -clovito

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

music review: salutes get busy remix tapes

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?

THEY CAN CHECK WWW.MYSPACE.COM/SALUTES5 , WWW.SALUTESBLOG.BLOGSPOT.COM , AND LUTESVEGAS.COM/BLOG WHICH IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION .. DONT FORGET CONSTANT UPDATES ON WWW.TWITTER.COM/LUTESVEGAS

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

face-of-the-future

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.

xoxo

me

Saturday, April 4, 2009

CHINA CANCELLED... SAVANNAH SAVED ME!!!

Well it's official as of Friday April 2nd, 2009... I had My Bags packed and was about to head to Atlanta Jackson Heartsfield International Airport when... I decided to check My Gmail for the last time before I went to Shanghai for 6 Weeks and this is what I found...

"Hi mate,

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.


Best regards,

Xxxxx"



Needless to say I wasn't feeling too good about any of this... I mean I've put a lot of things on hold and in some cases even cancelled things as well. But that's Show Business!!! I'm gonna miss Club BonBon but I know that this New Club IS gonna be bigger and better than ever... I hope Shanghai is ready for it and I really hope that Shanghai is ready for Me when I get there.

So instead of not going on this trip to China & sitting around feeling some type of way about it... I under the advice of Management took a trip to Savannah to Spread Love at an Event called TASTE ART EVENT(http://www.tasteartsavannah.com)... The weekend was a Blast and I'm making plans to get back there already. Shouts to Josh & the Good People at jabberpics.com, the Meddin Emerging Artists Theater, The Crew from Dope Sandwich(don't worry help is on the way!!!) and Terry & Christine Thurston & especially TEAM BEATnik and Dirty & the Great White for the R&R!!! 

New CHRONICLES Coming Soon!!!