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Kevin Nottingham Presents “Mama Said Knock You Out” 20th Anniversary Remix LP

The 20th anniversary L.L. Cool J Remix album is finally out. Check out how many of today’s up and coming hip hop artists re imagine the classic LP from the 90’s.


On August 27, 1990 LL Cool J teamed up with legendary producer Marley Marl to create one of my favorite hip hop albums of all time, Mama Said Knock You Out. “Don’t call it a comeback!” 20 years later, we here at have gathered producers and emcees from all over the globe to remix a classic.

It all started 8 months ago with a weekly remix contest challenging producers to flip the original samples Marley Marl used to create the production for the album. 15 weeks later, the winning beats were chosen and the quest to find the right emcees to hop on these joints began.

After 8 months of hard work, I believe we have an album that greatly pays tribute to the original. Special thanks goes out to DJ Blacquestarr, DJ Grain, and Thomas (of for helping with the contest. Thank you also to all the producers and emcees involved in this project… job well done. Last but not least, thanks to LL Cool J and Marley Marl for laying the blueprint and providing the inspiration for making this remix album possible.

Listen Or Download: Mama Said Knock You Out 20th Anniversary Remix Album

Shout out to Buck Oner and Punchline who join me on the “Boomin System” joint.


Señor Kaos New Single Featured on Dj Top Indie Charts


The Indie Hip-Hop chart is made up of the 20 most popular hip-hop songs currently featured at, whose artists operate independently or are currently unsigned (to a major label). Member feedback, average rating, and “plays” help to determine the overall order of the songs. The Indie Hip-Hop chart is updated every Sunday evening.

01. Mac Miller – Don’t Mind If I Do
02. The Canz – Meet Joe Black
03. Thrill Da Playa – Awesome
04. 1982 – Goin Back ft. Cassidy & Xzibit
05. Nikki Lynette – The Strong Survive
06. Mikey Rocks – Bat Phone
07. Freddie Gibbs – On One
08. Joell Ortiz – 80’s Baby
09. Trek Life – As The World Turns
10. N.O.R.E. – Nutcracker
11. Young Scolla – Stare
12. Beyond Belief – Whatcha Want Now
13. Aleon Craft – Wonderland (Remix) ft. Hollyweerd
14. Moxie Black – So Much Better
15. Senor Kaos – Bad Bad Man ft. Ekundayo & Stat Quo
16. Jarren Benton – They Love It
17. The Black Sunn – Hip Hop’s Lament
18. Aleon Craft – Brand New Day ft. Mikkey Halsted & Young Scolla
19. Circa ‘87 – Just Livin ft. The Incomparable Shakespeare
20. M-Dot – You Don’t Know About It ft. Masta Ace

Shouts to Z @ Dj Booth. Nathan @ Refined Hype. Semp @ Sol Flo. And to the fellow ATL homie Aleon Craft who’s also on the list.


Mixtape Mondays: J.Period x Spike Lee x Michael Jackson “Man Or The Music”

In celebration of Michael Jackson’s 52nd Birthday yesterday, Dj J.Period dropped a new mixtape “Man Or The Music.” Free copies of the mixtape were given out at the NYC Birthday celebration event in Prospect Park Bklyn. Since I wasn’t there, and some of may have not been either, here’s the mixtape for your listening pleasure. If your familiar with the homie J.Period, you know how he puts it down on a mixtape.


DOWNLOAD: J.Period + Spike Lee + MJ “Man or the Music (40 Acres Edition)”

J.Period & Spike Lee pay tribute to Michael Jackson with this Limited Edition mixtape, available exclusively at the 2nd Annual “Brooklyn Loves MJ” event TODAY, August 29, 2010, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Mixing Michael’s classic hits with rare demo versions, remixes, and behind-the-scenes interview clips, J.Period weaves together an 80-minute musical documentary that pays tribute to The King of Pop’s staggering catalog of songs, and reminds us why—no matter what you think of the man—Michael’s true legacy will always be his music.

Shouts to the homie J.Period, Dj Spinna, and Fuse Green who hooked up all the artwork for this campaign. Check out Fuse and Spike Lee at the 40 Acres office – Behind the scenes, Michael Jackson Wall.


New Music: 4-IZE Feat. B.O.B. “Let ‘Cha Boy Go” Download


Here’s a new Heater from 4-IZE Feat. B.O.B. aka Bobby Ray. Produced by the Honorable C Note. I have been sitting on this record for about a week or so, but couldn’t leak it until the time was right. The homie 4-Ize said it’s ready for ya’ll to hear, so BONG!!!

Download: 4-IZE Feat. B.O.B. Let ‘Cha Boy Go

Also this joint has just been featured by All Hop Hop as the “Heater Of The Day”

Make sure you check out for more exclusive downloads and follow 4-Ize on Twitter as well.

Andrew Barber from Fake Shore Drive Says: This guy 4-Ize has one hell of a rolodex. 9th Wonder, Gucci, Ludacris, GLC , J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and now B.O.B. have all contributed to his project. Impressive stuff.


Can’t Win ‘Em All (2 Hungry Bros ft. 8thw1, P.SO & Fresh Daily): Video

AOK Collective has been banging out a series of music and videos lately for your listening and viewing pleasure! Nicolas Heller brings us his latest masterpiece, “Can’t Win ‘Em All” from the 2 Hungry Bros. Album, “No Room For Dessert” featuring 8thw1, P.SO, Fresh Daily, and Homeboy Sandman on the hook. This video is a classic! ENJOY

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Directed, Shot and Edited By Nicolas Heller
Gripped by Pat Marinello

Starring Nick Perez, Deep, Shankar, P.SO, 8thw1, Fresh Daily and Alicia

Music by 8thw1 ft. P.SO and Fresh Daily (Prod. by 2 Hungry Bros) Off the album “No Room For Dessert”

This has been a Ricky Shabazz and the Boom Bap Boys production


The Stand On Demand w/ Adrift Da Belle: Video

I first met Adrift Da Belle about 2 years ago. I saw here perform in ATL. I had no clue who she was or nothing. I watched her rock, and she killed it. As she got off stage I gave her a pound and said something to the effect of “Hey you did your thing.”

Since then I’ve seen Drift perform several times, watched her get her act on in the soon to be released movie “Pathways,” and watched her release her new album “Garden State Parkway” which I’m ashamed to say I still haven’t heard in it’s entirety… Yet!

For those of you who are unfamiliar, check out Adrift Da Belle behind the scenes as she talks about her past, present, and why she likes writing R&B records.



Foot Fetish / Things I’ve Been Sleeping On: Nike Air Lava Dome

So yesterday I was going thru some kicks, trying to clean up around my place a little. And to my surprise I find not 1 but TWO pairs of Nike Air Lava Domes (Navy/Volt/Tan) Colorway. One pair I’ve worn a few times while the other is brand new / mint deadstock condition.

Upon my discovery I got to thinking about all the Fly shoes Nike has released over the years that many have forgotten about. Especially in the 90′s when I started to get into sneakers heavy, great running, training, and basketball shoes became part of the everyday wardrobe even if you didn’t partake in sports. The Nike Lava Domes and Son Of Lava Domes were part tennis shoe and part hiking boot.

The Lava Dome was Nike’s first venture into outdoor footwear. It was designed for running and trekking. These were the first shoes I can personally remember setting the foundation for Nike ACG (All Conditions Gear). While I didn’t do any hiking in them, they were perfect for rocking with a pair of crispy denim in the fall / winter time.

As you can see I liked the Lava Dome’s so much I purchased 2 pair. I also have Lava Domes in 3 other colorways. The pair that was my favorite (Tan/Orange) look like they’ve just came home from the Vietnam War, but every once in a while I’ll still throw them on, dirty and all.


I bought these circa 2002 / 03. Looks like I’m going to have to break these out for the Fall.

I’m NO Sneakerhead. Just a guy with a lot of kicks and stories to match.


Bobbito World Basketball Festival Video

Aug 13th – 15th marked the first annual Nike World Basketball Festival in NYC. I didn’t get a chance to make it to NYC for the festivities, but I heard the city was on fire. The Rucker, MSG, Niketown, Atmos, etc. all had special events going on during the week.

Check out this video piece shot by Ola Kudu at Rucker Park during WBF.


Señor Kaos Freestyle at Fat Beats NYC: Video

Recently during my travels to New York City, I linked up with Beat Box Champ Masai Electro at Fat Beats record store in lower manhattan (Village to be exact). The homie Chief Justice was there as well as Ms. Al Boogie. We decided to catch a lil footage of us on the street, with Masai holding down the beat box and me kicking a lil something. Check it out.


P.SO Feat. 8thW1 “The Colour Of Dreams” (Video)

New video from my Bklyn homies P.So and 8thW1. Make sure you check out P.So and 8th’s new project “Suicide By Jellyfish” out now.

The First Video from the Highly anticipated digital project, “Suicide By Jellyfish.” Yearning to try something different yet simple, P.SO the Earth Tone King spent two months capturing random clips of video from his day to day life. The video is more like a collection of snapshots showcasing an independent artist on the rise. Produced by Blu (taken from “Open the Instrumental LP”). Filmed, directed and edited by P.SO the Earth Tone King. Interlude beat produced by Jinesis.

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