Sunday, May 31, 2009

Video: Bruno Sons Eminem @ The MTV Movie Awards


Ummm, do you think Nick Cannon is laughing his ass off right now? Eminem was definitely not a happy camper and I'm sure Sacha Baron Cohen got an ass whupping back stage, haha!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Video: Torae, Donny Goines, Harlem's Cash, Esso, AC & Sha Stimuli - Freestyle Cypher


Nice freestyle session courtesy of IllRoots.

Video: Grand Analog - Around This Town


Here's another one off of their album Calligraffiti.

Video: Grand Analog - Her Daddy (Don't Like Me)


I'm actually diggin' this from Grand Analog. It has a gritty, dub and soul feel. Metropolis Is Burning in stores now.

Video: Kobe & LeBron Nike Commercial


Another hilarious Kobe/LeBron commercial. LMAO!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Video: MySpace You New? Series - Outasight


Get to know Outasight. From Here To Eternity dropping this fall.

Video: The Real - What Jew Know About That?

Ha! Jew is officially in.

Video: Slaughterhouse Officially Announces New Album


Yessir! Another one I'm looking forward to. Also, looking forward to seeing them at Rock The Bells. 

Video: Eminem Teaches Jimmy "Slim" Kimmel How To Rap


Jimmy is a funny dude. Class is in session!

Video: Soul Assassins feat. Sick Jacken & Evidence - Classical


Soul Assassins new album Intermissions is dropping in June.

Download: Oddisee - Odd Summer EP



Oddisee dropped this instrumental EP for your enjoyment. Check out one of the illest producers out there. DMV stand up!

Video: In The Studio w/ KRS-One, Buckshot & Immortal Technique


Here we go! KRS and Buckshot in the studio working on Survival Skills, the collaborative album coming in August. Can't wait for this!

Video: Bars feat. Pcasso, Donny Goines, Blu, Homeboy Sandman, 8thW1, Print, K. Gaines & Fresh Daily


A little throwback cypher featuring Pcasso, Donny Goines, Blu, Homeboy Sandman, 8thW1, Print, K. Gaines and Fresh Daily. AOK!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Video: Homeboy Sandman Interview w/ Grub Sessions (Pt. 1 & 2)


A nice little bio/interview on Homeboy Sandman. If you don't know, now you know.

Video: President Obama on Judge Sotomayor


Congrats Judge Sonia Sotomayor. It's an amazing moment for my peeps, truly.

Video: Kanye West feat. Mr. Hudson - Paranoid


Here's the new vid from Ye. Rhianna is all over this one.

Video: Jake One feat. Vitamin D, C-Note, Maine & Ish - Home


Ish of Digable Planets is reppin' Seattle via BK. 

“Well, I just moved to Seattle about a year and a half ago. I stayed in New York long after the group (Digable Planets) broke up. Seattle’s cool. It’s relaxed with nice people. There’s a lot more nature with the atmosphere and the landscapes. So, you get to think about less. You get to slow your pace down and get a little more time because transit time and waiting time is cut down. You slow down, man. You get more time to do stuff. It’s pretty.”

Sir Mix Alot makes a funny appearance. Jake One's White Van Music in stores now.

Video: Brother Ali Interview w/ KarmaloopTV Pt. 2


Here's Pt. 2. Crazy story about his homeboy! The Truth Is Here EP in stores now.

Download: Fresh Daily - Tomorrow Is Today



The homie Fresh Daily dropped his long-awaited mixtape today. The album, Fresh Daily Is The Gorgeous Killer In Crimes Of Passion, is dropping this year on High Water Music.

Video: Trailer For Wii Punch Out


Here's the trailer for Wii's Punch Out. Funny! I'm not gonna front, I was terrible at this game. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Video: Brother Ali - Good Lord


Brother Ali holding it down for his folks. Shot by Rik Cordero.

Video: Brother Ali Interview w/ KarmaloopTV


Brother Ali is one of the dopest emcees and fly human beings. He knows his position in life and is completely humble. The Truth Is Here in stores now.

Video: The Beastie Boys x The Roots On Jimmy Fallon


This was a dope improptu session of "So Watcha Want". Hot Sauce Committee coming soon!

Video: The Real - Wack In The Day

Wow! BET, really?!?! 

Video: New Jack Hustle feat. Ohmega Watts - Lionel

Clever video from New Jack Hustle (Shawn Jackson & Newman). Filmed at 360 Vinyl in Portland. Sound Check is the album.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Video: CurT@!n$ - Black Folks


Powerful video from CurT@!n$. This is off his upcoming mixtape The Great Adventures of Dope Boy C: Dope For President.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Video: Table For 6 (6th Sense x Cook Classics) feat. Outasight, Tunji & Nieve

The homie 6th Sense and Cook Classics make up Table For 6. I'm definitely excited to see where this goes because they are two of the illest producers out right now. A few cats join them for a freestyle session.

Video: Tanya Morgan - What Is Brooklynati?


DonWill, Illyas and Von Pea explain the aura behind Brooklynati. Cop the album here. It's worth it, I'm telling you. Classic! 

Video: Charles Hamilton vs. Brianna Latrise


I know everyone is picking on Charles and I'm not here to do that but this is one of the funniest things I've ever seen, therefore it deserves a post. This teaches the lesson: Do not air out your laundry in a freestyle on the street. In my opinion, he deserved it for being an ass to her.

Video: Outasight feat. The Kid Daytona & Donny Goines - Fame & Fortune (Live)

This is from the show last night at Santos. Outasight tore it down along with Fresh Daily and others. Courtesy of Mad Only.

Video: RoddyRod feat. Phonte & Carlitta Durand - This Time Around

Nice little vid from producer RoddyRod off of his album Cuba After Market, featuring Phonte and songstress Carlitta Durand.

Video: Eminem - Where Have You Been?


The trailer for some special on Eminem coming up on MTV. Funny stuff!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Video: The New Royales - New World Order

DJ Khalil (Self-Scientific), Chin Injeti, Liz Rodrigues and Erik Alcock make up The New Royales. They have a collaborative EP with Jay Electronica coming soon. Spotted at 2DB

Video: The Notorious B.R.A.D.Y.


Greg Brady brings some new music to school. Happy Birthday Biggie! Shouts to FuntToob.

Video: Common Interview w/ Tavis Smiley



Common talks about Universal Mind Control and his movie aspirations.

Video: Bobbito's Nuyorican State Of Mind

Here's Part 2 of the Gasface interview with Bobbito. Dude has a serious archive.

Video: Fashawn on Rosenberg Radio


A little talk , a little freestyle from this Fresno talent. Alchemist compared him to Nas. Fashawn is definitely fresh! 

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bulletin: The Real - It's The Kids Corner


The Rosenthals received these adorable pictures from grade schoolers. They are truly buggin'! You can see the rest of them here

  

Video: Distortion 2 Static Interview w/ Tanya Morgan


D2S TV gives us a nice interview to get you familiar with Tanya Morgan. Brooklynati is easily one of the albums of the year. Fa real!

Video: Sherlock Holmes Trailer


Guy Ritchie and Robert Downey Jr. managed to make this look cool. 

Video: Common & Funny Or Die - Dow Jones


This is funny ish from Will Ferrell over at Funny Or Die

Video: Blokhedz - Paid In Full Episode 2


The second episode of Blokhedz featuring Talib Kweli and Bobbito. More episodes @ Mission G.

Video: Evidence & Fashawn - 101 Barz Freestyle


Evidence and Fashawn dropping some bars in Amsterdam.  Ev: besides old age/I wanna die in some p***y or live on stage  ha!

Video: The Kickdrums - Just A Game


Rik Cordero's Three/21 Media and OnSmash have released the new video from The Kickdrums, off of their album Just A Game, dropping June 2nd. After the video watch the trailer for Rik's upcoming film Inside A Change, which debuts at the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival.

Video: Keelay & Zaire feat. Phonte & Dminor - Alright With Me


The new vid off of Keelay & Zaire's album Ridin' High.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Video: Ruby Hornet's Freestyle In The Park feat. The Kid Daytona, 6th Sense & Outasight

A little Freestyle In The Park never hurt nobody. This one takes place @ SXSW. 6th, Daytona and Outasight flipped it. Also, go check out Outasight at Santos, this Thursday, May 21st. Go here for more info.

Video: Wes Jackson Breaks Down May Show & Prove

For all NYC heads, go check out May Show and Prove at Public Assembly this Thursday, May 21st, featuring 8thW1, Brkn English, Those Chosen and Sleepwalkas. Brooklyn Bodega has been holding these monthly showcases to give new artists a chance to shine at the 5th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival on June 20th. Check out the dope poster here

Video: Wise Intelligent Talks On The Current Hip Hop Environment


Although I agree with some of what Wise Intelligent is saying, I still think artists need to take responsibility for their music and not blame everything on the corporations. Yeah, I understand they have to feed their families but in the age of the internet I'd assume they have a fan base that will support them, because at the end of the day the fans don't care what label they're on. He used Young Buck as an example of compromise, but where's Young Buck's responsibility in taking a stand against the label for a song he made with a political message? I guess it stays in the booth for the homies and not the people who need to hear something meaningful from a dude like Young Buck. I'm not a Young Buck fan but I certainly would listen to a record about police brutality. Leave your thoughts.

  

Video: Spec Boogie - Edward Scissorhands

Spec Boogie's latest installment of his upcoming Summer Movie Season mixtape, where he rhymes over the scores of his favorite movies. In this one, he takes on the love story in Edward Scissorhands. Fresh!

Video: Homeboy Sandman on VIMBY

A little profile on Homeboy Sandman by VIMBY. Pay attention, he's on some other ish!

Download: giO Basicali - I Choose You EP



Some cool Cali tunes for your brain. giO Basicali, the former frontman of Homestyle, and Acrylick Clothing join forces to bring you this free EP. Enjoy!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Download: Cage - I Never Knew You EP



You can now download Cage's I Never Knew You EP @ Subterranean Blog for free.

Video: Cage - I Never Knew You


Here it is. The new video from Cage. Directed by Shia Labeouf. Depart From Me dropping 7/7/09.

Video: 400 Blocks And Running


The Rosenthals send their intern on a little trip. Cheesecake anyone?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Video: Bobbito On His Years At Def Jam

Gasface.net sits down with Bobbito as he breaks down his time working @ Def Jam. Some interesting inside facts are shared like Russell passing on Organized Konfusion's demo. That's unbelievable! 

Event: Rooftop Legends 2009 - 5/16/09



The opening of Rooftop Legends 2009 happened this weekend at the New Design High School in the Lower East Side. As part of Seward Park High School, which houses several high schools in the same building, New Design has come up with creative ways to raise money for their school. This long running exhibit has been a part of those efforts. For a donation, you can view the amazing graffiti pieces on the expansive rooftop of the school. Contributions are made by artists like the TATS Cru, KET, KEO, NOAH, WEN One, TRAP and many others. It really serves as a museum for the community and an opportunity for students to learn the art form from the very best. If you happen to be down in Loisada, stop by and check out the art, it's for a good cause.     

Video: Cage Talks About Depart From Me And His Growth


The new album Depart From Me drops this summer on Def Jux. Also, check out MTV2 tomorrow for the premiere of his new video "I Never Knew You", directed by Shia Labeouf.

Download: Coldplay - Left Right Left Right Left



Coldplay released this collection of tracks performed live for free. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Video: Dilated Peoples - Back Again


I was watching The Release Party (for the millionth time) and decided to post this video of one of my favorite Hip Hop groups. When Dilated Peoples came together as The Fatliners they didn't know the impact they would make on the independent level. In the midst of freeing themselves from a bad record deal and taking control of their destiny, Dilated always preserved their foundation. They proved you can succeed with the power of a fan base. Worldwide! 

Bulletin: Lupe Fiasco - The L.A.S.E.R.S. Manifesto

Lupe breaks down the essence behind his upcoming album We Are Lasers.


THE L.A.S.E.R.S. MANIFESTO

To Every Man, Woman & Child...

1. We Want An End To The Glamorization Of Negativity In The Media.

2. We Want An End To Status Symbols Dictating Our Worth As Individuals.

3. We Want A Meaningful And Universal Education System.

4. We Want Substance In The Place Of Popularity.

5. We Will Not Compromise Who We Are To Be Accepted By The Crowd.

6. We Want The Invisible Walls That Separate By Wealth, Race & Class To Be Torn Down.

7. We Want To Think Our Own Thoughts.

8. We Will Be Responsible For Our Environment.

9. We Want Clarity & Truth From Our Elected Officials Or They Should Move Aside.

10. We Want Love Not Lies.

11. We Want An End To All Wars. Foreign & Domestic (Violence).

12. We Want An End To The Processed Culture Of Exploitation, Over-Consumption & Waste.

13. We Want Knowledge, Understanding & Peace.

14. WE WILL NOT LOSE BECAUSE WE ARE NOT LOSERS, WE ARE LASERS!!!

Lasers are the opposite of losers. Lasers are shining beams of light that burn through the darkness of ignorance. Lasers shed light on injustice and inequality. Losers stand by and let things happen. Lasers act and shape their own destinies. Lasers find meaning and direction in the mysteries all around them. Lasers stand for love and compassion. Lasers stand for peace. Lasers stand for progression. Lasers are revolutionary.

Lasers Are The Future. 

We're Not Losers...We Are L.A.S.E.R.S.!!!

Love Always Shines Every-time Remember 2 Smile!

-LF

Video: Eminem on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Friday, May 15, 2009

Video: Eminem On Friday Night w/ Jonathan Ross


Eminem talks about his hiatus, his humor, Relapse and much more.  

Bulletin: Mr. J. Medeiros - The Art of Broken Glass Remix Contest



Attention producers! Mr. J. Medeiros is holding a remix contest for his new EP The Art Of Broken Glass, available now. Visit his site for more details and acapella downloads. The EP is a slick piece of work. Thumbs up! 

Video: La Entrada Project In San Diego

La Entrada Project takes their talents and beautifies an architectural development for low income housing in Logan Heights.

Video: Talib Kweli & The Beastie Boys on 30 Rock


I haven't seen the episode yet but this looks hilarious. 

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Video: In The Studio w/ 11-year old VohnBeatz


This is pretty dope. VohnBeatz is 11 years old and already knows his way around making beats. I guess it's because S1 is his dad. Runs in the bloodline. You can download his mixtape A Child's Painting for free here

Video: Rap Materialism & Racial Humility w/ Dan Charnas



Jay Smooth interviews respected writer Dan Charnas about racial humility and rap materialism. He makes some good points about Ashergate.

Video: Fashawn Performs at Sneaker Pimps

Another piece of footage from Sneaker Pimps with homie Fashawn from the Fresh Coast doing his thing.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Video: Kris Allen - Heartless (Kanye West Cover)



Kris Allen performing Kanye's "Heartless". Not too bad, definitely an interesting twist to it. If you like this then you should check out Mike Maven's rendition of "Amazing". 

Download: Joell Ortiz Covers The Classics



Joell goes in on classic 90's Hip Hop. The cover is classic!

Video: Onyx - Money In The Sky


Uh oh. I smell trouble. 

Bulletin: Rooftop Legends 2009 Exhibit

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New Design High School is having the opening for their Rooftop Legends 2009 gallery exhibit on their Seward Park campus this Saturday, May 16th.

Video: Talib Kweli - Holy Moly

Video: 88 Keys Performs at Sneaker Pimps

88 Keys runs into Ev then tears it down.

Video: Blacksmith TV - Grae Goose Pt. 1

Get to know what Jean Grae does in the Blacksmith office and listen to Kweli and Jean talk about the early days of Washington Square Park.

Video: Eminem - Tim Westwood Freestyle


Eminem goes in on a beat at the Tim Westwood UK show.

Bulletin: Rik Cordero Nominated for BET Award



Congratulations to the homie Rik Cordero for being nominated in the Video Director of the Year category at this year's BET Awards. He makes amazing art with his films. Truly a visionary. Congrats Rik!

Friends,
In what has come as a complete and utter surprise, I've been nominated for Video Director Of The Year for the 2009 BET Awards alongside legendary heavy hitters such as Hype Williams, Chris Robinson, Gil Green and Benny Boom. Wow, it is an honor to simply be nominated amongst every single one of those pioneering directors who have been a huge inspiration countless aspiring filmmakers. And more importantly, the nomination is a testament to the hard work and due diligence of the entire Three/21 collective who continue to stay true to the art of independent filmmaking. As we've had only a sprinkling of network aired videos, the digital revolution is in full effect. Our motto has always been: By Any Means Necessary and after three long years it's time to make a toast: This one's for the RENEGADES! Click here for more information and once again thank you the support!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Video: Playing For Change - War, No More Trouble


Another great episode from Playing For Change, this time covering some Bob Marley. Beautiful!

Video: K'naan - T.I.A.

New video from K'naan off of his album Troubadour.

Bulletin: Nas Working With Pete Rock




Hip Hop heads can celebrate, Nas and Pete Rock are working on some new material. Spotted over at All Hip Hop. Props to Jigsaw.

The pair haven’t work together since Illmatic, even though they had great success as a team.

 

To this day, Pete Rock says he doesn't know why he and Nas didn't continue to collaborate in any fashion since the popularity of Illmatic.

 

He's not necessarily looking for answers either.

 

"I think it was a lot of situations [that caused the break off], but you know, but right now, I don't give a damn. That was the past. You know, I always wanted to get down to the bottom of it, to see what the problem was," Pete said. "Whatever it was, I know it was a lie. I always asked that question like ‘Why isn't he working with me,’” Pete said. "Other than that, I'm just happy that he reached out. Watch out. The beats are coming crazy."

Video: Mos Def - Casa Bey


The first video off of Mos Def's upcoming album The Ecstatic, dropping June 9th.

Video: The Story of The Biz Doll

Chairman Mao of egotrip tells Media Gasface the story of the Biz doll from the Masta Ace video "Me & The Biz". I remember first seeing the video on VMB and flipping out.


Download: Opio & Architect - Everybody Loves The Sun



Opio of Hiero and Architect have released an EP Everybody Loves The Sun for free. Check it out! 

Monday, May 11, 2009

Audio: The Grouch & Eligh feat. Pigeon John & Gift Of Gab - All In



This is how I feel right now. 
Image spotted @ Dan Posner

Video: Tanya Morgan - Behind The Scenes Of So Damn Down

Oh Dang! Magazine goes behind the scenes of Tanya Morgan's upcoming video. Brooklynati drops tomorrow. Cop it!

Video: The Real - Tits The Real

The Rosenthals have an exclusive with all of this Rhianna and Cassie bruhaha going on.

Video: Chubb Rock & Wordsmith - Old 2 The New


For those "young" enough to remember Chubb Rock (And The Winner Is...), he's collaborating with Wordsmith on a project called Bridging The Gap. This is the first single and video, with the album dropping June 16th. 

Video: PackFM - Absolutely Positive


This is the new video for "Absolutely Positive" off of PackFM's upcoming release I Fucking Hate Rappers. The whole album is produced by Domingo.   

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Music Review: The Kid Daytona - The Daytona 500

I walk down the street, headphones in, backpack on, the weather begging for fresh kicks and gear. I look for the ignition, pressing play on my boombox. A voice, with a long Bronx drawl, prepares me for the building of the machine, eventually leading to takeoff. The blueprint is laid out in front of me. 

The Wings, sketched out by 6th Sense, comes in with a nautical breath of fresh air. The drum patterns fall in, creating a bobble-head effect. The bass rolls throughout the words being delivered by The Kid Daytona. His flow lays perfectly, delivering lines like - Can't tell my time, cause I'm in another zone/but I never lose bars, I can always phone home and They like, look how fast he's moving/through the traffic/I'm laughing/cause I'm actually cruising/They sweating in the game/Patrick/Ewing, with a rapid cadence so smooth the FAA gave its stamp of approval. 

Now it was time to set up The Body and it was Ill Bomb's job to lay out the perfect plan in order to reach the midway point of construction. The tricky part of this phase was the changes in the composition. Daytona stays on his toes, weaving in and out, seamlessly placing his words in the details. His hunger to fly is apparent.

Like any journey, you need heart, The Engine, to drive your purpose. Double O of Kidz In The Hall is summoned to bring out the right components to propel Daytona's path forward. As I take in the process, I start to see his personal vision unfold. The line, And I'm grown enough/to start owning up/to why I'm here, lets me in to a space where I can believe what's being said because I can relate to that level of honesty. The chemistry between O and Daytona gives the crew confidence in marking a destination. 

The team now gathers in the conference room, mapping the first Navigation. Jet Audio leads the conversation with hard hitting drums and slick keys. It is now Daytona's job to give it some drive. It's clear he wants to succeed on his own terms, which gains respect among his peers. You can smell the fire within him burning, as flames shoot out every line. 

The time arrives with no delays. The Takeoff is here and the crew look confident as The Government takes control of preparing the flight deck. As we leave the ground, Daytona pulls up the wheels as the synths and drums strap us in for a turbulence-free trip. Once we reach 30,000 feet Daytona speaks over the PA system, not missing a step in his flow as I hear his conviction spilling into the main cabin. 

When I first stepped out I wasn't sure what kind of journey I was in for, nervous to take flight without destination. The Kid Daytona carried me throughout the building of his machine, clueing me in to his refreshing talent. The Daytona 500 exceeded my expectations, placing my confidence in his tagline, Come Fly With Me. With Daytona's passion and The Pit Crew he enlisted (6th Sense, Ill Bomb, Double O, The Government, Jet Audio, Harlem's Cash, Outasight), I have no doubt I'll be flying again.             

Video: J Cole - Live @ Le Poisson Rouge

This is my first time listening to J Cole and I like what I hear. Props to Mr. Soliman.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Video: Biggie Helps Will Roush Prep For Final Exam Ep. 4


In episode 4, Biggie helps Will Roush prepare for his final exam. Know My Name Vol. 1 coming soon.

Video: Melanie Fiona - Give It To Me Right


Clearly, there's no room for improvisation, she knows what she wants. Sexy video though. Happy Viernes!

Video: Tanya Morgan - The Story Behind Brooklynati


Von Pea, Illyas and Don Will check out the finished product for the first time. Brooklynati drops May 12th.

Video: Eminem - Interview & Freestyle on German TV


This is hilarious! Watch Em's face of confusion. 

Video: Asher Roth and The Racial Crossroads


I never really thought about the Asher Roth controversy but I will say the joke wasn't funny, at all. Jay Smooth and his thoughts.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Video: The Real vs. XXL - I Know Rap People (The White Edition)


In the latest edition of I Know Rap People, The Rosenthals from It's The Real take on the XXL staff. See how many you can get right.

Video: U-N-I - Behind The Scenes of Pulp Fiction Pt. 1


A little behind the scenes look at U-N-I's new video for "Pulp Fiction" off of A Love Supreme

Video: Eminem - Crack A Bottle Trailer


Here's a sneak peek at Eminem's new vid for "Crack A Bottle". 

Video: De La Soul Press Kit for 3 Feet High & Rising


In honor of 3 Feet High & Rising's 20th anniversary I decided to post this press kit. This takes me back. I remember when I bought the tape at Beat Street when it came out. Still a dope album!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Video: Cypher City Kings

A nice little video by Joe Kamimura showcasing the talents of Cypher City Kings, a San Diego based B-Boy crew. 

Video: Spec Boogie - Warriors

Spec Boogie has a mixtape coming out called Summer Movie Season in which he rhymes over his favorite movie scores. He'll be releasing video mashups every week until the release date in July. This is the second installment (the first was Superfly) over The Warriors score, which is one of my favorite movies of all-time. Classic!

Video: Reflectional Eternal In The Studio

Reflection Eternal, taking a break from recording Revolutions Per Minute, tell a funny story about an unusual cab driver. Definitely anticipating this record.  

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Video: Playing For Change - Stand By Me


Playing For Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music. When I saw this I literally smiled and was blown away by its impact. They basically recorded this one song with one musician in Cali and added different pieces to it with musicians from Africa, New Orleans and many other parts of the world. This is the end result. You can see more episodes on their website. Fresh! 

Video: 8thW1 - Drunken Saturday


A fun video from 8thW1 off of Love, Money & Music.  

Video: Causes 2 - An Album To Aid Darfur









Causes 2 is Waxploitation's second album in the ongoing series to benefit the crisis in Darfur. All of the proceeds go to the Human Rights Watch, Doctors Without Borders and Oxfam America. Your $10 donation will help the cause and get you an album of good music featuring Gnarls Barkley, RJD2, Diplo, The Decemberists, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and many more. Go here to get more information on the project.

Download: Mick Boogie Presents The Kid Daytona - The Daytona 500


The Kid Daytona comes through with a little taste of what's to come. Production by 6th Sense, Double O, Ill Bomb, The Government and Jet Audio. It also features Outasight and Harlem's Cash. Come Fly With Me coming in June.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Video: Chris Abani @ The TED Series


Author Chris Abani is an incredible writer who I had the privilege of building with in San Francisco. My homie Masauko put me on to this video from last year. Very touching and emotional talk. This is from the TED series of riveting talks. 

You can steel your heart against any kind of trouble, any kind of horror but the simple act of kindness from a complete stranger will unstitch you.