Tag Archives: hip hop

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:

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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

Intuition is “Old Enough”

Dope track from Intuition called “Old Enough.”  Vibe to it.  Fore more info, check him out on the following links:

http://twitter.com/itsintuition

http://www.youtube.com/user/ItsIntuition

 

Low Leaf

Just heard about Low Leaf viewing KnockSteady‘s youtube channel.  Take a listen to her album and support:

For more info, click on the following links below:

http://lowleaf.tumblr.com/

http://lowleaf.bandcamp.com/

DFD

(image taken from knocksteady store)

Hey everyone.  This album just dropped this past Tuesday, but  if you haven’t heard of it already, support and buy DUMBFOUNDEAD‘s new album titled “DFD” on his website, itunes and/or amazon.com.  Some of my favorite tracks are shown below, via youtube video.  Amazing talent from an emcee pushing out music without a corporate music label backing him.  So once again, I encourage you to buy and support.

Fore more info:

http://dumbfoundead.com/

http://shop.knocksteady.com/DFD-_p_166.html

http://www.amazon.com/Dfd/dp/B005XLYNCW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1320425105&sr=8-2

Rock The Bells

(image taken from http://rockthebells.net/)

Going down on the 20th, Rock The Bells will be back in San Bernardino at the San Manuel Amphitheater  with an extensive hip hop line up (see above image).  Check out the event!  It features the reunion of Blackstar – Mos Def and Talib Kweli .

For more info on tickets, click on the link below:

http://rockthebells.net/