Going down tonight. Special DJ sets by Diamond D (D.I.T.C.), Case Bloom, Rate, & Gee Supreme.
Classic Hip Hop & Breaks.
@ The Basement behind Graveyard Tavern.
The Red Bull Music Academy is an international workshop that has been happening annually for the past 15 years. Earlier this year it took place in NYC. While this video is over 5 months old, it’s also 2 hours long, and I’m JUST getting a chance to finally finish watching the whole thing. Thought it would be great to share, and if you don’t have 2 hours right now to watch it… Bookmark it and come back. Press play below to see Chairman Mao & Q-Tip chop it up on everything from equipment, production techniques, and what challenges Q-Tip.
One of the most important things in human existence is stories. Stories are the links and connections between cultures, places, things, etc. They allow our brains to remember things easily, and they are passed from person to person.
One of the most interesting people I’ve ever met is emcee 4-IZE, and he has an amazing story not many people know about. On this new track “How’d That Work Out” he shares of story of where he’s from to where’s he’s gone as well as all the interesting things that happened along the way. Being present in the studio in the 9th Wonder session, I can definitely share stories of those sessions, but I’ll let 4-IZE share with you when he’s ready. In the meantime… Check out the new video and enjoy your Christmas. Stay tuned for 4IZE.COM for new music.
You go through four years of high school. Then just before you graduate and move on to that next level, you have to pay your senior dues before you can walk across that stage to collect your diploma.
Yamin Semali has been paying dues for more than 4 years (more like 14) in the ATL indy Hip Hop scene. He’s released countless quality projects solo as well as via groups Vinyl Junkies & Clan Destined. He’s back at it again with a new project aptly titled “Senior Dues.”
The new project features new tracks as well as remixes from recently released tracks. Also includes guests Kurupt, J-Live, Boog Brown, yours truly Señor Kaos and more.
Make sure you purchase a copy here today.
The homie Chief Justice sent this video my way. Cypher from the A3C Hip Hop Festival which took place in ATL last month. This one features Chief Justice, Actual Proof, and Locksmith.
The mic needed to be lowered for Ac Proof, can’t even see those guys. The boy Locksmith definitely gets BUSY on here. Check it out for yourself.
Since nobody has made a good weed song since Obama has been in office, the homie 4-Ize is here to fill that void. Check out his latest video for “What I Smell Like.” Produced by Honorable C-Note and featuring the lovely Rozzi Daime on vocals. Check for the video & stream below.
WOW. This really snuck up on me this year. I can’t believe it’s October all ready. The 2013 A3C Festival is here and ready to go. The line up is looking pretty crazy as you can see by the flyer below. Hopefully you got your tickets already. I suggest planning ahead as the festival will be spread across the city this year.
Check A3C for up to date schedule & line ups. If your in ATL. Get at me, I’ll be around as usual.
New music from 4-Ize, this time featuring Ludacris letting you know what they both enjoy doing best… Their job!
A few years ago I was with 4-Ize when he linked up with producers J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League at a studio in ATL. They played a few beats, and there was a joint 4-Ize really wanted. When I heard this, I told him he should definitely do something with it. I din’t necessarily know what he should do, but I felt it had a nice bounce too it that I know he could bet busy on.
The single artwork features a picture of 4-Ize & Luda from when they were kids. For those that don’t know the two grew up with each other on the westside of Chicago, where they started a rap group called “Loudmouf Hooligans.”
It’s definitely great to see this song go from start to finish. Always great to hear 4 and Luda on the same track as well. Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think in the comments.
CONGRATS to the big homie Don Cannon who was recently named the VP for Def Jam’s A&R department. I’ve known Cannon for some years now, and he’s always worked super hard and kept himself humble. I couldn’t be more happier to share this news for someone who truly deserves it. I’m sure this is just the beginning, and great things will continue for Def Jam and the Cannon man. Salute my brother. Check the official statement below.
Def Jam Recordings has named Don Cannon VP, A&R, according to a statement by Karen Kwak, EVP, head of A&R, Island Def Jam Music Group. Mr. Cannon will oversee current and new artist projects, and will actively seek out, discover and sign new talent to the label.
Cannon will be based in Atlanta, and will report directly to Ms. Kwak and will work closely with Steve Bartels, president & COO, IDJ Music Group.
“Don Cannon is exactly the kind of multi-faceted producer and modern-day A&R executive who understands the Def Jam mission and culture and where we are headed for the future,” said Ms. Kwak in a statement. “He has already worked with some of our most successful artists, and we look forward to the fresh talent he will bring to the label.”
As a Grammy-nominated DJ and producer “DJ Don” Cannon has worked alongside artists that includes Nas, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Ludacri, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, OutKast, T.I, the Game, 50 Cent and more.
“A music person can only dream about being at Def Jam, the most important hip-hop destination in the world,” Cannon said in a statement. “I’m already working 24/7 to drive the innovation of music forward and I’m confident we’ll land some big successes in the very near future.”
A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Cannon arrived in Atlanta as a student at HBCU Clark Atlanta University. He co-hosted a show on Atlanta’s WHTA Hot 107.9, that helped to popularize the Gangsta Grillz mixtape series, and received Atlanta’s Best DJ award from FOX-TV’s Good Day Atlanta. He later founded Cannon Music, LLC, a full-service production and promotion company. In 2009, he produced the theme for Tyler Perry’s “Meet The Paynes” sitcom. Mr. Cannon also produced season theme songs for the Atlanta Hawks and the Atlanta Thrashers, and placed Young Jeezy’s “Circulate” in the national Belvedere Vodka campaign. Mr. Cannon has also served as Music Director of Sirius Satellite Radio’s “Shade 45” channel.
Forgot about this joint from like 6 years ago. HA. “Philly In The Building!”
Here’s some new music to jump start your weekend. 4-IZE & myself come together as Ultra Beast to let you what’s happening on the “Underground Scene.” Produced by Crazy DJ Bazzaro of the Beatminerz. Stream & download below.