Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Bounce Music is the foundation for a lot of the party tracks that became popular in the south over the past five years. If you listened to the Ying Yang Twins, Lil' Jon, Lil' Scrappy, Bone Crusher, and any other southern rapper that's heavy into call and response and just straight directions in the song- that comes from Bounce Music.
One of my favorite Bounce Music dj's is DJ MONEY FRESH! He's got this track called "Hot Steamy Relations" if you hear it not only will you dance, but you will laugh.
So today I just wanted to share with the people, if you wanna hear some new feel good music (westcoasters) or for all the Louisiana people that already know what I'm talkin' bout Google one of these names and tell me what you think.
- Dj Jubilee
- Katey Red
- MC T.T. Tucker
- or my favorite Dj Money Fresh
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Before we take a look at this trendsetter, "Gangsta Grillz" the long awaited ALBUM by Dj Drama hits stores 12.04.2007. It's bout to be critical! Hip hoppers, this is a pivotal moment in our history because it truly marks the beginning of a whole new platform for DJ's to build from; it will be interesting to see how fans and audiences respond to this new product.
Noteworthy Dj Drama Facts:
#1~ Dj Drama (aka) Tyree Cinque Simmons is part black!!! Yes, the dude is light-bright, light-skinned, fair complected, or however you want to put it. Dj Drama's father is African American and his mother is Caucasian. So next time you see a picture of this native Philadelphian and you ask yourself what was this white guy doing at Clark Atlanta University? It's because he's mixed!
#2~ Dj Drama INDEPENDENTLY sold over 50,000 mixtapes. To all aspiring artists take note as a matter of fact do your research on the entrepreneurial prowess of this 29 year-old. Dj Drama's Gangsta Grillz mixtape series redefined the national perception of southern rappers. Artists like Young Jeezy, Bun B, P-Diddy, and Lil Wayne (check out 'The Dedication') can directly attribute the increase in their popularity to the success of their respective Gangsta Grillz Mixtapes. ****In 2005 Dj Drama released a record 17 mixtapes**** (that's pure insanity folks)
#3~ Dj Drama is a founding partner of the Aphilliates dj collective. Formed in April of 2003, the crew now includes DJ's Sense, Cannon, Jamad, Ox Banga, and Jaycee, each member of the Aphilliates crew is respected for owning a separate niche of the DJ market. I you want more information about the crew you can check them out at http://theaphilliates.com/
Most people are familiar with the arrest of Dj Drama, but probably have no idea about the charges or circumstances. I didn't have any idea about the details either so I dedicated a day to researching the issue and this is what I found out.
-Dj Drama himself gives a first hand account of the details on his myspace page in a clip from MTV Raw.
-Drama's sister Aishah Shahidah Simmons shares her opinions regarding the situation on a blog she posted called "Thirty Strong and a Gun to his Head...Pay Attention?"
-There's also some NY Times articles and local news articles that all give a 'outside looking in' description of the events.
To sum it all up for folks this is what went down: Dj Drama and Dj Cannon were charged with felony violation of Georgia's RICO Act which is a law that protects the copyrights of record labels. The Georgia S.W.A.T was sent to the Ahilliate offices in Atlanta to seize all unlicensed compilations. In the end on January 16th, 2007 Georgia police seized over 81,000 CDs, most of the recording equipment, and several vehicles that were found on the property. Dj Drama and Cannon were jailed and released the following morning after posting $100,000.
Yep, so that's the word on the street regarding Dj Drama. Get familiar with his work cause this muddasucka right here is making heavy moves- Get 'em!
Dj Drama is a gifted professional and front runner in today's hip hop world and I'm interested in reading what you think his impact has been or will be. Hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment!!!!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Long story short, I said all that to say that I am proud to announce that I am now officially hip to Christian Scott; who if you don't know is a refreshing addition to the world of hip hop!
By definition, Christian Scott is a jazz artist signed to Concord Records. His instrument is the trumpet, but his talents extend to arrangement as well. I literally stumbled upon his work one night when I was watching the BET Awards.
Flashback: there I was thinking to myself, "this is a great award show this year!" Suddenly, I felt inspired to go onto http://www.bet.com/ so I could watch the award show again. So I'm perusing through BET.com and I come across BET Lounge and one of the featured artists is Christian Scott. His latest album is called ANTHEM and the cover just screamed hip hop to me!!! So me being the hip hop lover that I am I checked him out.
Folks I am telling you this young man is GOLDEN! For him to be 23 years old spittin' out JAZZ with an urban twist- I know that he is going to inspire amazing new talent.
His album is music to the ears and I strongly recommend the track entitled "Litany Against Fear"
Get on your p's and q's and check him out at:
www.christianscott.net and www.myspace.com/christianscottmusic
Also I'd really love to hear back from people that are already familiar with C.Scott or folks that have seen him live. Is this BROTHER THE TRUTH? Speak on it, holla back email@example.com or post a comment.