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Technology: “goTenna” Making Texting Possible Without Service


Every time I’m in NYC on the subway, I think “when is somebody going to invent something that provides cell service underground, so I can send text?”

Now If I wasn’t so lazy, I would of patented this idea 10 years ago when it first crossed my mind :(
Recently in NYC I thought about this again, and figured in 2014 SOMEBODY had to come up with this concept by now.

Doing some research I came across a device called “GoTenna.” It’s basically a portable antenna that wirelessly pairs with your cell phone so you can send text messages even when you don’t have service.

The goTenna is available for a special pre-order discount price of $149 USD per pair, while prices will increase to $299 USD per pair when the discounted units sell out. Find out more about the device here.


Jay Z Announces New Album Title & Release Date Via Samsung Commericial

If you caught the NBA Finals Game 5 this evening you might saw this Samsung ad spot featuring Jay Z in the studio with Timberland, Pharrell, Swizz Beatz, and Rick Rubin. During this 3 minute spot, Hov announced his new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail” will be coming out on July 4th, 2013.

Samsung Galaxy phone users will get the opportunity to download a special app starting on June 24th, where they will be able to download album for free on July 4th, 3 days before everybody else can download it. SMART, VERY SMART Samsung.

Not sure if your remember SXSW this year, where there was a special concert with Prince & A Tribe Called Quest that only Samsung Galaxy users could attend. Phone companies are using cool in a brand new way to get consumers to purchase their product. Like the end of this commercial says “The Next Big Thing Is Here.”

Looks like Ye will only have a couple of weeks to really get it in, before Jay comes and makes everybody “tuck they whole summer in.” Looks like Summer just got REAL interesting.

Check for more details.


Television: Kendrick Lamar On Saturday Night Live (Video)

It’s been a LONG time since I caught SNL. Had to check it out this past Saturday night when I heard Kendrick Lamar would be the featured performer. Gotta make sure those ratings are nice, so they invite some real Hip-Hop artist back on the show. If you missed it, check it below. The show is also hosted by Adam Levine.


Event: Red Bull Music Academy x Akai MPC Renaissance Workshop

On Friday April 2nd, I hosted the Red Bull Music Academy x Akai MPC workshop to showcase the new Akai Pro MPC Renaissance. This also served as an opportunity for Atlanta artists to turn in their applications for the 2012 Red Bull Music Academy. It all took place at Tree Sounds Studios with special guest Dan Gill (Akai), Sean C (Producer, Hitmen), and some of ATL’s emerging producers including: DJ Burn One, DJ Pocket, Salem Psalms, Herobust, Groove Chambers, Morgan The Mexican, etc.

The MPC Renaissance is Akai’s new drum machine / work station that has NOT been released for public purchase yet. This event served as a great opportunity for music gear heads to check out the latest and greatest. Even those not into making beats such as myself could learn a new trick or two.

The next day there was a private session held at Patchwerk Studios with the Big Boy producers: Don Cannon, Brian Michael Cox, Jazze Pha, Etc. Producers seem to be pretty excited about the MPC Renaissance. Akai has officially changed the way users will connect with the MPC, now lets see if producers use this device to create a new musical landscape that we can connect with. The future awaits.

My guess is you’ll see the Renaissance make an appearance at the 2012 Red Bull Music Academy sessions in New York City this fall as well.

Check out some pics as well as some video from the 3 Little Digs.


3 Little Digs “First Look” at the Akai Pro MPC Renaissance: Video

Watch as Dan Gill, Product Manager for Akai Pro and legendary producer Sean C visit 3 Little Digs Headquarters to showcase the much anticipated Akai Pro MPC Renaissance as part of the Red Bull Music Academy music workshop series.

Shouts to Mali at Tree Sounds for having us.


Video: Loose Change 2nd Edition Recut

If you haven’t seen this it’s worth you taking time out of your day to check the facts and draw YOUR OWN  conclusion…


Ultimate Cell Phone Plans

You have seen the commercials advertising all these unlimited plans.  Well let us bring out the chart and see how Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and TMobile are really getting that BANG for the BUCK! We all know by now that Men lie, women lie, and the minutes on my celly don’t!

Just click twice on the image to view clearly.


Wale: If Tupac Had Twitter: Video

Interesting comments here.

Shout out to Wale who’s new album “Attention Deficit” album just dropped this past week.

Shout out Jumpoff TV


Señor Kaos Tries Out New iPhone Freestyle App: Video


For all you MC’s out there the good folks over at Music Sales Group have launched a new iPhone/iPod Touch application that allows you to record music over original beats using just your device. An ideal app for the artist who is frequently on the go Freestyle comes equipped with a note pad, a microphone, a rhyming dictionary, and 10 original beats. Oh, and best part is this app is free (for the time being) and can be purchased from the App Store.

Before its release earlier this week Freestyle was tested out by a number of artists including Tanya Morgan, Fresh Daily, Senor Kaos, and more at last months CMJ Music Festival in New York City.

Check out this video of Fresh Daily, Senor Kaos, Homebody Sandman, Che Grand, and more rocking out thanks to the Freestyle app.

A freestyle mix brought to you by Freestyle App: Video

Señor Kaos tries out new iPhone Freestyle App: Video

Shout out to the homie Alex who asked me to be apart of this. And Danielle over at The D Diaries.


Technology: Verizon Wireless Droid by Motorola

The World’s First Smartphone with Android 2.0

Verizon Wireless Droid by Motorola

The iPhone hasn’t really had any competition in its 2  1/2 years existence.  I’m a Verizon Wireless dude all day and the Dare was ehhhh. The Blackberry Storm came close but had its defects. Well looks like Verizon is about to make some noise with The DROID by Motorola arriving this Friday, November 6th.



Krs One & Buckshot – Robot: Video

I got a sneak peek at this video last week when I was in NYC at Duckdown’s offices. I’m really digging it. I think the video really brought the song to life for me .

Here it is. Check it out for yourself.

The Most Interesting MC in The World

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