On the morning of October 28th, Richie Cunning and John Coyne hit the SF streets at sunrise to shoot this video for Richie's song "City Boy" from the Late Night Special Mixtape. Later that day, the San Francisco Giants won the World Series... I'm just sayin.. RIchie Cunning, born in raised in San Francisco, flips the Journey classic into his own anthem.
"When I first heard the "spoken" beat, it immediately put me in a New York State of mind. As soon as the drums hit, It took me back to that classic East Coast sound that I grew up with as a kid. Being from Cali, I can recall a time when that whole East vs West conflict dominated the rap scene. When I think about it now, its funny but back then their were actually cats getting mad at the way me and my crew got down. They felt we were too caught up in the East Coast, rocking Timberlands and hoodies like we just hopped off the subway. It was no secret that we were fans of that rugged NYC sound. We repped it to the point that we defended it as if it were our own. When a lot of folks out west turned away from East Coast hip hop, we gravitated to it even more.
This is a promotional video for the documentary, Twenty. Twenty is a documentary about the way people in their twenties think about dating, being single, relationships, sex and marriage. For this promotional video J-Rod asks his question for the ladies that he was never sure about. Make sure you check it out. Twenty is brought to you by Shod Harris of Revo Media/The Rebel Society. Powered by Revo Media.
I know that a number of you are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. I was fortunate enough to randomly leave Manhattan on vacation to Florida, missing the entire storm. My thoughts are with all of you in this very difficult time. I hope that by the time I send this email next week, most of you will be back to your normal routines.
In 2009, I had an argument with a friend about the merits of Girl Talk (who I think is amazing). As the conclusion to this disagreement, I bet him that I could do what Girl Talk does, but with turntables. Months (and hundreds of hours of work) later, I released this mix. I am sharing it again now because Volume 2 will be released in the coming weeks - and this is the 48 minute mix that started it all. http://soundcloud.com/scottmelker/the-melker-project .
02.BLEEZ feat C. BLACK AND DJ LUCKY- ROCK YA BODY
03.Killa Cal, Lil Rap, KB, Long Sleve Steve,Mr. Chainsaw- The Drop Off
04.Shy Glizzy, Wale- Southside
05.Top Shelf Starz- carz
06.Big B,Gucci Mane- All I Know Is This Money
07.Boss Set - I Want A Boss
08.WesttseW- Self Made (prod. by King-T)
9.CAP1- ANTIDOTE (PROD BY BIG HURT)
10.Adam the Bard- Paid Dues (prod. by ShatterGlass Project)
11.Wale- The Arrival
12.M.A.J.O.R. - Ass & Mo Ass
13.Boobe,Juicy J- White Bitches
14.AC Brady - Bands
15.Space Washington- Whats The Talk About (Prod. by JaeOntheBeat)
16.Smoove,SLuggA Man,Heffy Babyee- Poppin Bandz
18.Personality- Blow My Buzz
19.Faze- Real Devotion Wyo
20.DRI BANGA- Crack (PRODUCED BY ROBBIE LIVE)
21.HustleMaticaka- Mesmorized (Prod.by King-T)
22.Free The Man- Get Wit It
23.@Jayklass ft @RealReedDollaz - Patron On Deck
24.Contagious Rap- Lost In A Daze
25.Tillman- Microphone Craft
His personal mission is to revamp hip hop by putting inspirational and intelligent lyrics over a great choice of beats. What helps him as an artist is his intelligence, pursuit of knowledge and personal growth, as well as, how much constructive criticism he puts into all of his music. This means you will never hear a "half-ass" attempt at a verse or song nor will you get one-track minded music like most so called "artists" are creating. His lyrics are lavished with metaphors, clever double-meanings and comedic phrases. It would be a great treat for your ears to hear what this true artist has to say.
Video: JR Mint - Big $#!t Poppin Video ft. JD Era & Roshin
Courtesy Dave Powers.
Due to popular demand, JR Mint releases the official video to the Toronto anthem, Big $#!t Poppin, featuring IceH20 artist JD Era and Decon Records artist Roshin of Notes To Self. Take a ride with JR Mint and his bike stunting crew throughout the city as he links up with both JD Era and Roshin along the way.
Video: Blackhouse - Somali (Georgia Anne Muldrow w/ DJ Romes)
Courtesy Mello Music Group.
The Blackhouse is subversive and funky. The electro-disco-hip-hop hybrid of Georgia Anne Muldrow and DJ Romes aims to energize your body as well as your consciousness with their electrifying self-titled LP, Blackhouse, delivered via Mello Music Group. http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/track/somali .