It's been a while since I've put anything out, but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy! Bangers & Mash is a collaboration project between me and UK MC Jeye Severe, the results of which have been quite rewarding. We're working on a full length mixtape and an album project, and I wanted to hit you off with a little preview of the new sound for 2011. It's back to my hip hop roots: http://soundcloud.com/djdocrok/switch-remix .
The revolutionary duo of M1 and Sticman, aka DEAD PREZ, will be marching their way to the capitol city (Sacramento, CA) on March 30th for a special performance at Harlows Night Club located at 2800 J Street. With songs like "Hip Hop' and "Mind Sex', DP have established themselves as pioneers in this industry.
Brought to you by First Dirt and Conscious Vibes, Dead Prez will be locally supported by underground elite A.R.A.B., as well as hometown favorites Tribe Of Levi. A.M.I.T.S. (Inland Empire) will be releasing his EP, "The Introduction" and DJ Kool Kuts will be keeping the event on track on the tables.
Come out and support revolutionary Hip Hop. This show is for the real Hip Hop heads that understand that its still bigger than HIP HOP!
MP3: DJ Ill Will & DJ Rock Star Present Juice McCain
March 2011 - In the world of hip hop, a new decade signifies the launch pad of a growing career for thousands of rap hopefuls and aspiring artists. The difference between those that will survive and thrive in this decade over the defeated relies solely on talent and creativity. Hailing from Phoenix, AZ Juice McCain is confident in his ability, proclaiming that he is "Mr. 2011". His new mixtape *AM2 - THE PROGRESSION* is just a sample of his ability.
*The Progression* is packed with features from a "Who's Who" of hip-hop including Mysonne, Torch, K. Young, Rain, Judge, Killa Kyleon, Ryan K, Menace and Hannibal Leq.
Juice McCain has chosen hip hop's heaviest hitters for production on *The Progression* including Drumma Boy, S-1, Epik, Vybe and The Olympiks.
With features and production of this caliber it is easy to see that *AM2 - THE PROGRESSION* is really an album and will certainly be a classic.
DJ Ill Will & DJ Rock Star present: Juice McCain *AM2 - THE PROGRESSION*!!!!
Bluff (of Custom Made) Indicted on 15 Counts of Wire Fraud
Briceson Loving aka Bluff from the critically acclaimed LA hip-hop trio Custom Made appeared in Los Angeles federal court yesterday (March 7th) and was charged with 15 counts of wire fraud.
Federal prosecutors have accused 10 people of scamming $1.5 million out of victims throughout the US with an advanced fee scam that promised lavish inheritances if they paid money up front to facilitate the transfers.
Bluff is being charged with 15 counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Bluff is currently on house arrest after being released on bond.
After forming Custom Made in 2002 with high school classmates Scoobs and Element the group would go on to drop countless mixtapes and indie albums such as Sidewalk Mindtalk (Babygrande/2006), Original Dynasty (Babygrande/2008), Truth Be Told (Rawkus/2007) and most recently Hi-Def (Coalmine/2010).
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Remember that D-Sisive review earlier this week where we talked about his reference to Jason Schwartzman's "West Coast?" Well it turns out that he HIMSELF sampled Jason Schwartzman on a previous "Jonestown" installment. Thanks to DJ Complejo for this tip.
AFTER RELEASING THE CLUB ANTHEM "GO CRAZY" WITH FATMAN SCOOP AND CLINTON SPARKS, WHICH IS CURRENTLY IN ROTATION ON BOSTON'S JAMN 94.5, THE JUST BLAZE-COSIGNED ARIEZ RETURNS WITH THIS FREESTYLE TO REMIND THE TRUE HEADS THAT DESPITE THE POP/DANCE NATURE OF SOME OF HIS MUSIC, THAT BOY CAN SPIT!