Davinci, who regularly weaves hustling- and drug-filled narratives throughout his songs and verses, has never been one to shy away from detailing the ills that come from either, and "Paying For My Past," featuring Tenille and produced by Veterano, does just that, with bars that strike stark imagery for the listener. "The streets will mature you/ I'm sure you seen what happens if you would just take a taste/ Your teeth missing, now you're crater-faced," raps DaVinci. "This ain't just another place/ Kush blunts is probably laced with empty promises/ Liquor bottles is filled with honestness."
Video: Artists Show Dru Ha Support For Upcoming Marathon
Courtesy Matt B.
Dru Ha stops by the Tony Touch show to discuss why he is running the NYC marathon this Sunday, raising over $12K in contributions towards the Alzheimer's Research Foundation, the "Run To Remember" theme song with Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, Promise, & Double-0. 9th Wonder, Mobb Deep, Alchemist, Eric & Jeff of ItsTheReal.com, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, & Rob Markman of MTV News also show their support & provides words of encouragement for Dru.
One of the most respected names in UK rap and music industry game changer, Sway, returns with the remix to his new single Still Speedin’, which is released on 4th December on 3beat Records. Bringing two of the UK’s finest rap talents together, British rapper Kano jumps on the track and stars in the remix video.
Brooklyn, NY. November 4th, 2011. “Registration for OSD's Winter 2011 session of The Class: Sneakers, Their Impact on Lifestyles, Culture, and People in the 21st Century” is now OPEN.
This past summer, the athletic footwear industry reached new heights when Dee Wells and Sean “Paper Chasr” Williams conducted “The Class: Sneakers, Their Impact on Lifestyles, Culture and People in the 21st Century.” The course is designed for the “seasoned” sneaker-head as well as someone new to the lifestyle and culture. It is an 8-week, 2 hour educational seminar and career planning course. The curriculum is based on topics and issues discussed on the popular, live OSD podcast, along with current events, sneaker releases, and how to get your find your path to a career in the athletic footwear industry.
The 8 week program received rave reviews from students, sneaker lovers, various blogs, as well as the guest teachers such as legendary MC Milk Dee, and Black Moon's 5 ft, as well as quite a few sponsors. "The Winter 2011 session looks to add a couple of new wrinkles in the toe-box as we say on our talk show" said Sean. "That will include a field trip or two, but most importantly be prepared to have your love for kicks challenged" he added.
Classes for the winter 2011 session will again be held in a very famous location in Times Square in New York City and will be available online. Once registered, participants will be contacted with the date, time, and location for the course. Registration begins today, November 4th, 2011 and the cost of the 8 week course is $300. This will include printed materials, guest speakers, retailer discounts, and one lucky student will win a brand new pair of kicks.
To register for the course, please visit http://osdlive.com and click on the “Register NOW” button.
Note: This class is open to folks in the NYC area who can physically attend the class.
MP3: SL Jones - "Hustlin'" feat. Killer Mike & Pill
Courtesy Audible Treats.
SL Jones has been on a roll in the second half of 2011, releasing two mixtapes and an EP since May, and now, with a new mixtape, Flight Risk, dropping before year's end, the Little Rock, Arkansas, rapper and Grind Time Official affiliate is holding fans over with a special cut, "Hustlin'," pulled from the Grind Time vaults and featuring Killer Mike and Pill.
The track, one that SL refers to as a "just add lyrics" type of beat, thanks to the "Hustlin' is a must" vocal sample pulled from Malice of the Clipse and chopped up for the song's chorus, was produced by frequent Grind Time collaborators Smiff & Cash, and from there, explains SL, the collaboration came easy. "This is just that signature Grind Time music," he notes. "It's always gonna be grind related when the three of us collaborate, and back when Smiff & Cash played the beat for me, I knew it was a perfect joint for the three of us. I hit Pill and Killer Mike and they came through as usual."