Nobody does it better than my M1 Platoon boys. They are definitely some gifted brothers who are continuing to build on their craft as artists everyday. Be on the look out for their second Mixtape titled WE NOT THEM PART 1 droppin like heat rock on Oct. 17th!!! and you'll be able to download it here and everywhere else. If you haven't heard of em then download their latest Mixtape "Invasion" which is produced by Arafat Yates, 9th Wonder and more!

M1 Platoon Invasion Mixtape




Check out the interview that my dope lady friend La Star Noir ( J. Smith) conducted with Kim Osorio on her new book "Straight From the Source" which gives a behind the scenes look into "The Source" magainze and all the grit and grime that came with it.



you can't say this wasn't the song!

Sausage art




So this sausage art is big in Russia right now and people are actually able to eat the wonderous work of art too.

Janelle Monae- Many Moons

State Property Reunion



The boys are back!!



So Weezy has entered the blogging scene but on a different direction. He's blogging for ESPN Magazine. Maybe you all will enjoy his outlook on the sports of his interest and everything else he likes to ramble about.... as for me i'll just listen to his throwback albums like "Lights Out" and watch old HotBoyz videos on youtube.



Young Chris was definitely one of my favorite out the State Property camp... I still love em all though. But check this video where Young C previews the tracks off the DJ Drama assisted mixtape from the Now or Never mixtape.




Download Mix Tape Here!!!

Racism in the Elevator



This is pure comedy... believe me!

Light-Paint Piano Player


Light-Paint Piano Player from Ryan Cashman on Vimeo



Ryan Cashman gives an explanation to the Light-Paint Piano Player:Animated light paintings of a little piano player performing. Filmed at night with the lovely I-5 and San Diego skyline in the background. I would like to thank everyone for the fantastic feedback I have received lately. To answer a few questions, I wrote the music and recorded it first. The frames were photographed with a Canon Rebel using 20-30 second exposure time. I used a small green LED keychain light to draw each frame. Once all the positions were photographed they were strung together and synchronized to the music in After Effects.

Embroidered text messages


Ginger Anyhow explores the world of digital love with her series of embroidered text messages documenting her previous romance sparked and extinquished.

U-N-I - Yesterday



U-N-I - Yesterday


When I say I love these dudes, I LOVE THEM! they are some really talented brothas and when I had my brief encounter with them at club Sway in NY a month ago I was definitely thrilled. But here is a new track by them to lace your ears with titled "Yesterday" and also be on the lookout for their video Soul Hop.

My Little Pony 25th Bday



This year, Hasbro has been celebrating the 25th Birthday of the iconic My Little Pony brand in a myriad of ways including re-releasing some 1983 and 1984 Original Ponies. The big quarter centurial celebration culminates with “The MY LITTLE PONY Project: 25 Ponies for 25 Years” gallery exhibition, which I went to check out on Thursday, here in NYC. The Project features 18 inch ponies that have been designed by celebrities, artists, and young fans, to be auctioned off by CharityFolks.com to benefit Give Kids The World Village, a nonprofit organization that provides week-long vacations to Central Florida to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Among the included were works by artists Claw Money, Junko Mizuno, Tokidoki, Junie Moon, Catalina Estrada, Tado and Klor, and celebrities Kimora Lee Simmons, John Stamos, David and Courteney Arquette, LeAnne Rimes, Deborah Gibson, and Leah Remini. Worldwide fans from the tender age of 4 to 26, and from far and wide as Australia, Ireland and the U.S. were also chosen to get in on the action through a previously held contest.















spotted @ M.I.S.S. CREW

Ben Frost Art Work






Sydney artist Ben Frost is most well known for his confronting and often controversial Pop Art paintings. Using a ‘collage’ style of unlikely juxtapositions, his dynamic paintings are complex mash-ups of popular culture that savagely critique our media and advertising obsessed society.

Notorious (Movie Trailer)

Wale ft. Xscape - I Will



Junkyard band went to maine for the American Folk Festival and did a dope performance...the audience was predomintaely white but they were rockin hard!!
Its good to know that go-go has a much bigger appreciation from all over.

read the article to find out more about their performance in maine here



Foreign Exchange Leave It All Behind Sampler
a. Take Off The Blues
b. All or Nothing
c. Something To Behold
d. If This Is Love
e. If She Breaks Your Heart

DOWNLOAD SAMPLER HERE!!




This is one helluva makeover for Michelle Obama. This piece reminds me of an afrocentric Nefertiti. Edward states:"The goal is to create a look for Michelle Obama that eliminates excessive comparisons to Jackie Kennedy.” So how do you all feel about Edwards work?

Where to see it in person:
Leo Kesting Gallery Presents:
Daniel Edwards : Michelle Obama’s Makeover for America
October 1 – 10, 2008
Press Unveiling - Wednesday October 1st from 11:00 - 1:00
Opening Night Reception: Thursday October 2nd from 7:00 – 10:00 pm
812 Washington St (at the corner of Gansevoort) New York NY 10014
8th Ave A, C, E and L train Stop or 1,2,3 to 14th Street
Tuesday – Sunday from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm
Admission is free to the public phone : 917-650-3760
http://www.leokesting.com



Kooley High's own DJ Ill Digitz has been doing his podcast show for some weeks now so I bring to you week three of Digitz show. So put some flava in ya ear and take a listen!! And if you are in the NC area this weekend come to Charlotte for the show. I got the details below!-

Podcast link: http://www.kooleyhigh.com/music/The_Midnight_Snack_Episode_3.mp3

(**The interlude beats are from the new Madlib CD**)



Phokis Ent. & Inflowential present...
LITTLE BROTHER w/ special guests:
-Inflowential
-Median
-Kooley high

Sat. Sept. 20th @ Amos' Southend
1423 South Tryon
Charlotte, NC 28203
Ticket: $15

yessir!

Peedi Crakk-More Towels




M.I.A's clothing line has officially launched and is available for purchase at her website. So go cop NOW!!





So it seems like "Grass" or nature itself is becoming more popular in the fashion trend world.... Awhile ago i posted the grass flip flops created by Krispy Kreme and now we have a delectable selection of jewelry by Hafsteinn Júlíusson. Not to sure if i would rock this green bling but its definitely a new way to go "Green."



In philly slang.. this dude was drawlin! The guy in the video 26 year old Thomas Scantling attacked a guy with a hammer while he slept on the septa subway. He's been charged with attempted murder,aggravated assault, and other charges. The victim was 20-year-old Dewayne Taylor and thank God his injuries from the attack werent life threatening. I don't know what the deal is with my city but we gotta get it together people!


Download Little Brother’s Rapper Big Pooh, Mix Tape titled Rapper’s Delight.


DOWNLOAD HERE!!!




Nicolay will be attending the International Soul Music Summit in Atlanta GA (RENAISSANCE ATLANTA HOTEL DOWNTOWN) this weekend. Please find Nicolay's itinerary below. ATL-iens: don't miss out on your change to LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND during Nicolay's DJ set saturday night at DJANGO!
Sept 12 (Friday)
01:00 PM PRODUCERS PANEL (in Room 1)
w/ Mike Ferguson (Moderator), Jason Orr (FunkJazzKafe), Terrence Darnell (Chocolate Radio), Nicolay (Nicolay Music), DarkShine (Dark Shine Produxions), Anthony Bell (A Black Ants Music), Ty (Vice Lounge), DJ Salah Ananse (DJ) and Marcelleus "Handzdown" Lawson (Harmony Soul)
02:30 PM THE SOUL OF HIPHOP (in Room 1)
w/ Talib Shabazz (Moderator), Jabari Graham (Art Beats and Lyrics), Black Spade (Artist), Daddy-O (Statesman), Nicolay (Nicolay Music), DJ Needles (DJ), DJ Jamad (DJ), DJ Rahdu (Citadel Radio) and Dres The Beatnic (Artist) 11:00 PM LATE NIGHT JAM SESSION WITH THE SOUL KITCHEN @ APACHE CAFE
w/ DJ Needles, DJ Nicolay and DJ Nimbus
Sept 13 (Saturday)
04:00 PM ARTIST SPEAKS PANEL (in Room 1)
w/ Terry Bello (Moderator), Calvin Richardson, Tony Rich, Kay Ree, Abby Dobson, Big Brooklyn Red, Joi, Nicolay, PJ Morton, Julie Dexter, April Hill, Algebra, Darien and Trina Broussard
10:00 PM NICOLAY DJ SET @ DJANGO
For more information and directions, please visit NicolayMusic.com.

Visit the official website of The Foreign Exchange



I posted stills of the Nas's "World Go Round" video the other day, but check out this behind the scenes look



So i'm sure everyone has read and or heard about the craziness that went down at LAX airport with Kanye, his assistant and the paparazzi...mind you the footage of the incident is wild. Looks like Kanye was going through one of his tantrums. Theres another issue thats questionable as well because Kanye's Ghost Blogger had updated his blog around the same time the incident occured and others who aren't aware were probably wondering if Kanye was really the one updating his blog. Whatever the case may be FREE YEEZY!!!



anal beads tho?




N.W.A. And Their Family Tree

N.W.A. And Their Family Tree, a greatest hits collection that "compiles music from the group, its members, and artists that were influenced by them", is due September 30th on Priority.

Partial tracklist:

"N.W.A And Their Family Tree charts the group's lineage through 18 key tracks, including what could be considered the House of N.W.A's most valuable heirloom, the explosive title track from Straight Outta Compton, the group's history-making, double platinum 1988 release."

"Also included are N.W.A's "F*ck Tha Police," "Dopeman," "Express Yourself," and "Boyz-N-The Hood" (N.W.A featuring Eazy-E), Ice Cube's "It Was A Good Day," "Eazy-E's "We Want Eazy," M.C. Ren's "Final Frontier," The D.O.C.'s "It's Funky Enough," Westside Connection's "Bow Down" and "Gangstas Make The World Go 'Round," Mack 10's "Foe Life," Snoop Dogg featuring Xzibit's "B*tch Please," and other top tracks from the scions of N.W.A."

via:Prohiphop





How ill is that??



Nintoaster



Tyler the Creator is not your average dude he brings more than just creativity to the music world. The producer is setting the stage for himself and it shows through his music. This jazz felt tune which is fused together by Hip Hop and his lyricisim is definitely a dope track to listen to. As far as his other talents he's in the works of creating a magazine and may even have a show on Adult Swim.


Tyler's MySpace


Tyler the Creator feat. Casey Veggies - Odd Toddlers

Kanye West-Love Lockdown

Pacific Division-Taste



New Video from my favs Pacific Division

Big Boi-Dubbz



Big Boi-Dubbz


Big Boi's third single from his upcoming album Sir Luscious Left Foot.


Check out these pics from Nas's video for "Make The World Go Round" which is directed by Chris Robinson.



 

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