Tag Archives: hip hop

Blu & Exile at Low End Theory 03/13/13

ef74941e882711e2876222000a9f0a1b_7(image taken from http://www.djkentaro.jp/archives/2013/03/09-000414.html)

Yes, yes, y’all!  And you don’t stop!  Tonight at 09:30pm, Low End Theory LA brings to you one of the dopest line-ups of independent hip hop music  – Blu & ExileDumbfoundeadDJ Kentaro and Great Dane.  If there’s one way you want to celebrate the end of winter, then it’s got to be at the The Airliner.  Come early because it will be packed!!!

If you don’t know what’s up, here are various links to all the artists performing at Low End Theory below:

https://www.facebook.com/lowendtheory

http://dumbfoundead.com

http://greatdanemusic.bandcamp.com/album/i-think-im-ready-now-ep

http://www.djkentaro.jp

https://twitter.com/herfavcolor (Blu)

http://www.thedirtyscience.com (Exile)

 

DJ J. Rocc on Crate Diggers

Check out this video from Fuse‘s youtube channel, called “Crate Diggers,” featuring  DJ J. Rocc of the World Famous Beat Junkies.  Dude got mad vinyl.  Dope ish right here.

Under The Stares

dfdcover_1024x1024(image taken from Dumbfoundead’s website)

This past fall, Dumbfoundead released his sophomore album, “Under The Stares.”  A more laid back album than his last one, this album shows the growth and maturity of Dumbfoundead’s style.  His range on beats have evolved as well.  Some tracks get into the dirty grimy beats you hear on the radio, “SCRAM,” to some electro sounding beats, “10 Ronds” and “It’s Not You.”  But overall, Dumbfoundead is known for the smoothness of his rhymes, as heard on the track “Growing Young” (shown below).

If you haven’t cop the album yet, pick it up on his website and the other following link listed below:

http://shop.dumbfoundead.com/products/take-the-stares

Take The Stares Amazon Link

 

For The Record

If you haven’t seen the Beat Junkies documentary, “For The Record” on facebook or vimeo, then you can check it out here.  20 years in the game…

Until The Quiet Comes

Group(image taken from http://flying-lotus.com)

Since I’ve been gone for a while doesn’t mean I stopped listening to good music.  “Until The Quiet Comes” dropped back in late September and early October and it’s a good album.  It’s a step above “Cosmogramma” and has a mixture of EDM, experimental, new wave jazz and hip hop all rolled into one.  Not a jazz/hip hop fusion of “Cosmogramma,” but still enjoyable.  Here’s some of my favorite tracks:

For more info on Flying Lotus and his album, check out the following links below:

flying-lotus.com

Amazon’s Until The Quiet Comes MP3 Album

Flying Lotus on Facebook

Beat Swap Meet #18 June 10th, 2012

(image taken from Beat Swap Meet website)

Going down this Sunday, check out Beat Swap Meet #18 in Downtown Chinatown.  Here’s the info directly from their website – http://beatswapmeet.com/103/la-beat-swap-meet-18-weekend/:

The 18th installment, of one of LA’s most appreciated events..

Literally Tons of Records for Buy & Trade, Outdoor Vendor Village with Dozens of Artists & Designers + the brands they’ve created, B-Girl Competition, Open Cut Session, Producer Invite, Kids Arts & Crafts, Bar Available for the 21+, and sooo much more.

RECORDS | AND EVERYTHING INSPIRED FROM IT

Over 45 Invited Collectors & Dealers, Buying Selling & Trading Records from all over the world. Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Metal, Psych, Punk, Rap, Reggae, Rock, Soul, & World – 12′s, LP’s & 45′s on VINYL.

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Beat Swap Meet friends & family, share rare selections from their record collections..

ABEL | AC THE PD | ANALOG | AWOL ONE | BLESSAID | CHARLIE ROCK
CHIKARAMANGA | CLENZ ROC | CURSE | DANNY HOLLOWAY | DWENZ
EARLY WORM | FLOW | GABE REAL | GAZOO | GLENN RED | JAWA
KIDRAGON | KID RIZ | KIWAMU OMAE | LISTEN RECOVERY CREW
LORD RON | LU-MAN | OMID | REVOLUTION | VAL | 671

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Beat Swap Meet is a gathering of the minds:
http://vimeo.com/23575735

FOR THE TRUE RECORD COLLECTORS:
Dealers arrive as early as 9am for setup, we have breakfast available & coffee too. Spend your Sunday under the California Sun.

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Outdoor Vendor Village featuring Dozens of Artists & Designers + the Brands They’ve Created.. Clothing, Jewelry, & Music related Art.

2ND WND – BUTTERFLIES & HUMMINGBIRDS – DELICIOUS VINYL
THE DEUCE – DIOSA HEADPIECES – FIRE FOXINESS – F STUDIOS
GOOD LIFE ROOTS – HIP HOP PHILOSOPHY – HIT+RUN
ILL STREET BLUES – LISTEN – LIT UP – LIVING DIVINE VINTAGE
MIND FUNK – MIX AND BLEND – MIXMATS – MUZ WEAR – NATIVE SOL
NENA SOUL FLY – POUND YOUR CHEST – PROJECT BLOWED
STICKY RICKS – THE X LABEL – TWO TREE DESIGNS – UBIQUITY
VIP RECORDS – WOVEN CULTURE – (and many more TBA)

Live Performance outside by:
K E R O
O N E (Bay Area, Plug Label)

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Live Band Performances by,

A Z T L A N
U N D E R G R O U N D

&

F R E E
M O R A L
A G E N T S

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Beat Swap Meet’s Official PRODUCER INVITE
” All Hardware, No Laptop’s, No CD’s. “

Hosted by
L.SCATTER (Zulu Nation / Foundation / Project Blowed)

Featuring,
– SACH (The Nonce) featuring J-SUMBI (Freestyle Fellowship)
– JIZZM
– AC THE PD (Hip Hop Philosophy.com Radio)
– ASPECT ONE

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Invited DJ’s & MC’s will be playing tribute to the Good Life era & Project Blowed, for all the inspiration to our community over the many years.

Hosted by J-SMOOV & L.SCATTER

Featuring,
AWOL ONE — BIG MASS DOG — EXISTEREO — FAXX — JIZZM
J-SUMBI — LA JAY — L.SCATTER — OMID — SACH — TRAY LOC
XOLOLANXINXO — & many others TBA.

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Resident Chef, MIGHTY JUNEBUGG, & her Rapper’s Delight catering crew will be on hand with your favorite foods you can only find at Beat Swap Meet.

Resident Barber, SNAGNETO, fixing wigs all day, go home looking fly.

Get your broken Turntable or MPC fixed! That’s right, we have onsite music-mechanics that will send your equipment home repaired.

Open Cut Session, Hosted by DJ Jawa & friends.
+ Thud Rumble’s Dirtstyle Vinyl Challenge:

The Fakshuns crew reunion! Spinning all your favorite break records to get you free. Kids & Queens:
Artists painting live.. Spontaneous drum circles.. Children ciphering.. !?!?

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DFD’s Cellphone

Music video of Dumbfoundead‘s “Cellphone” is now up on youtube.  This is a fun little video and features Breezy Lovejoy and Wax on this track.  This track is featured on Dumbfoundead’s current album DFD.  Info below:

http://dumbfoundead.com/

http://waxdotcom.bandcamp.com/

http://breezylovejoy.bandcamp.com/

MCA 1964 – 2012

I know this bit of news is not new, but Adam Yauch has passed away recently from cancer and his departure from this world has been felt by the music community.  If you’re as old as me, the Beastie Boys was one of those rap groups that – not to sound cliche – kept it real.  They rapped about what they were about and they didn’t put up an image that was not manufactured by the labels.  MCA brought that laid back party attitude style to the group and he will be missed.

Here are some of my favorite music videos from The Beastie Boys, RIP MCA:

Leap Year 2012

(image taken from http://hoodieallen.com/)

Celebrating this year’s leap year with a free mixtape from Hoodie Allen.

More about Hoodie on the following websites below:

http://hoodieallen.com/

https://www.facebook.com/hoodieallen

http://hoodieallen.tumblr.com/

http://soundcloud.com/hoodieallenmusic/sets

Beat Swap Meet #16

Going down this Sunday, 12/11/2011. at Grand Star Jazz Club in Downtown Chinatown Los Angeles, CA.

More info from their website here –  http://beatswapmeet.com/wordpress/ :

Beat Swap Meet LA returns! Sunday December 11th, for our 16th installment

FOR THE TRUE RECORD COLLECTORS:
(Vendors arrive as early as 9am for setup, we have Breakfast available & Coffee too, courtesy of Corazon de Jah, and local Chinatown cafes.)

Spend your Sunday afternoon under the California Sun.. Resident DJ’s, share rare selections from their record collections,

ABEL | AC THE PD | ANALOG | CHARLIE ROCK | CHIKARAMANGA | CLENZ ROC | CURSE | DANNY HOLLOWAY | DWENZ | EARLY WORM | GABE REAL | JAWA | KIDRAGON | KIWAMU OMAE | LISTEN RECOVERY CREW | LORD RON | LU-MAN | RAICHOUS | VAL | 671

Special Guest DJ set’s by some of LA’s living legends;

  •  ARABIAN PRINCE (1 of NWA’s founding members)
  •  EVIL E (DJ for Ice T)
RECORDS | AND EVERYTHING INSPIRED FROM IT
Over 40 Invited Collectors & Dealers, Selling Records of all sounds,
Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Metal, Psych, Punk, Reggae, Rock, Soul, & World 12″ & 45 Records.Outdoor Street-wear Sale featuring dozens of boundary pushing Designers + the Brands that they’ve created. Christmas shop directly from the artists, join us as we celebrate a No Corporate Christmas.

 

Live Screen Printing by:
The HIT+RUN Crew

www.thehitandrun.com
BEAT CLUB CO-OP – BLOODBATH – CAPOSHI – THE DEUCE – FIRE FOXINESS – FRESH PILE – GOOD LIFE ROOTS – HIP HOP PHILOSOPHY
HIT+RUN – ILL STREET BLUES – LISTEN – LIVING DEVINE VINTAGE – MAJOR MADE – MANDA LANDA – MIND FUNK – NATIVE SOL
PEACE IMAGES – RAW KULTURE – RED HAUTE BOX – SISTAGIRL – STICKY RICKS – THE X LABEL – TWO TREE DESIGNS
WOVEN CULTURE – X IS THE WEAPON – ZANE BAGS

(and many more TBA)

Artists paint live.. Spontaneous drum circles.. Children ciphering.. !?!?

  • Resident Chef (&DJ), MIGHTY JUNEBUGG, & her Rapper’s Delight catering crew will be on hand with your favorite foods you can only find at Beat Swap Meet.
  • Resident Barber (&MC/DJ/Producer), SNAGNETO, fixing wigs all day, go home looking fly.
  • Get your broken Turntable or MPC fixed! That’s right, we have onsite music-mechanics that will send your equipment home repaired.
  • Scratch Manipulations, Hosted by DJ JAWA & friends.
  • B-boys & Girls get down to there favorite grooves. It’s one thing to collect records, but can you dance to’em?:
    FRESH AIR BBOY EVENT on Facebook
  • Kids Section, with music inspired Arts & Crafts, Hosted by Woven Culture

Monster Energy Drink
presents
Beat Swap Meet’s Official
PRODUCER INVITE:
All Hardware, No Laptop’s, No CD’s.

Live Performance by Poo Bah Recording Artist:
RAS G
www.poobahrecords.com
 

Performing music off his new record “Spacebase is the Place”, don’t miss this official hometown show.

Also, Live Performance by:
BEAUTIFUL KALIMARI
Performing music off their new independently released 7inch “Eternal Mode”.

Also, Live Performance by:
DIBIASE (Alpha Pup Records)
A sneak preview into his forthcoming limited edition 7inch.

Producer Invite also featuring,

  •  DEMON SLAYER (1st show back from Asia Tour)
  •  MNEMONIC (Cash & Glass)
  •  O-PHRAP (Beat Club Co-op, Beat Fighter Series)

Hosted by
L.SCATTER (Zulu Nation / Foundation / Project Blowed)

Sponsors:
www.MonsterEnergy.com
www.Fusicology.com
www.Subjekt.com