Apr 20, 2013

Record Store Day! Go Buy Something!

Happy Record Store Day! To all the vinyl junkies and music fans around the US, and the world I guess, today is a great day to go out and support your local music stores. There are many today-only special items and releases that make it that much more fun. Check the main site below to see where to go in your own hood and buy something from your favorite artists....or your least favorite artists, just to get their hopes up.


Apr 19, 2013

Fine Art Friday: Jay Shells - "The Rap Quotes" Series

Artist and designer Jay Shells has been posting street signage around New York, often in the neighborhoods discussed in the lyrics, that pays homage to some of his favorite rap quotes. Presenting them on standard metal signs that look like the common parking signs cluttered around each curb in NYC, he flips the idea of communicating warnings and laws and dedicates a series of less obvious quotes from MCs such as Tragedy Khadafi, Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Jay Z, Mos Def, Kanye West, Gza, Nas, Jeru the Damaja, DJ Premier, and more. You can support his efforts by rocking a "rap quotes" T-shirt from Etsy or just follow his almost daily quotes on Twitter via The Rap Quotes.

Check out some of the signs below and start paying more attention to the world around you so you can catch some of these in action before the city undoubtedly destroys them.

Apr 18, 2013

Video: Crate Diggers - DJ Babu

Crate Diggers TV, a Fuse series featuring some of the hip hop veterans that continue to build from the ground up using vinyl in their own work, just dropped the interview with DJ Babu. I too am a collector of good and crusty music, if it speaks to me, I get it, so I appreciate the honesty of his "illy's" that they are not all mint editions. Listen to his tells of vinyl madness in Brasil and why he won't ever stop digging. Love this series!

Apr 17, 2013

Video: R.A. the Rugged Man - "Peoples Champ"

To quote my own review of R.A. the Rugged Man's latest album featured on The Beeshine, "the proverbial goofball and multi-syllable rhyme master" is back again for a balanced album on "Legends Never Die". In support of the album, he recently dropped the humorous video for "The Peoples Champ" and brings along a gym full of boxers to back him up. I always like the mix of gore, cancer, humor and shit talk that RA brings to the table and this track and the entire album as a whole don't disappoint  Check it out and study up on one of rap's most slept on talents.


Apr 16, 2013

Listen: LuvJonez - "Tastee Treats" album

"Tastee Treats" compilation from LuvJonez (yours truly) officially dropped today! With features from Alex Chadwick (of 3rd Brillyance), Bambu (of Soul Assassins), Ruby Ibarra, DLO the Iceman, Peet Caliber, Haiti Ock, Da Ricanstrukta, Zero Star, J. Hurt, Claudwell, Broc Connor, Mar-Q, POLO, and more. The album is a free download and serves as a preview of the many projects in the works for 2013. Enjoy!



Alex Chadwick twitter.com/ChadwickLife @ChadwickLife
Bambu twitter.com/BambuDePistola @BambuDePistola
DLO twitter.com/DLOtheIceman @DLOtheIceman
Claudwell twitter.com/claudiswell @Claudiswell
Spec Boogie twitter.com/SpecBoogie @SpecBoogie

Da Ricanstrukta twitter.com/Ricanstrukta77 @Ricanstrukta77
Zero Star twitter.com/Zerostar82 @ZeroStar82
Ruby Ibarra twitter.com/rubyibarra @RubyIbarra
J.Hurt twitter.com/whotfisjhurt @WhoTFisJHurt
Haiti Ock twitter.com/haitiock @HaitiOck

Peet Caliber twitter.com/PeetCaliber @PeetCaliber
Mar-q twitter.com/mar_qmusic @Mar_Qmusic
Mr. Dior @MrDior
P.O.L.O.twitter.com/SNAPMURPHY @SnapMurphy
Flesz Gordon (Poland) twitter.com/FleszGordon @FleszGordon
Broc Connor twitter.com/BrocConnor @BrocConnor

Video: Dag Savage - "DRUGS" ft. CO$$ X CHOOSEY

Dag Savage recently dropped the music video for another banger from their self titled debut. Bringing along underground vets Co$$ and Choosey to tell the grimy adventures of the group and share their throwback vibes with the world. Check it out and support quality music.


Apr 15, 2013

Listen: LuvJonez - "Tastee Treats" Album

Tastee Treats is a compilation of guest vocal features over LuvJonez instrumentals from albums over the last few years. Working with artists from Japan, Poland, California, Ohio, New York, Philadelphia, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico, North Carolina and New Zealand, LuvJonez continues to build with emcees's and singers from around the globe. This album serves as a showcase of the diverse sounds that have come from these collaborations and a hint at many more to come. Some tracks are featured on upcoming EPs and albums in 2013, so stay tuned for more.

Stream it today, DL tomorrow! Officially drops at midnight 04/16/13

Apr 14, 2013

Video: Hannibal Stax X Marco Polo - "46 Bars of Death"

As a preview for upcoming collabo album between Hannibal Stax and Marco Polo entitled "Seize The Day", they just dropped the lead single "46 Bars of Death". A master at finding rugged rhymers to flow over his hard hitting tracks, Marco Polo seems to have a ton of back stock of quality projects for 2013, so stay tuned for more.  Check it out and download the single below. Album available May 7, 2013.