Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dj Official - Entermission

Entermission the debut album from DJ Official available in stores now!.

After producing for over 10 years and serving as traveling deejay, Official finally has the opportunity to reveal the dynamic of his skill-set on one project. The album is purposed to influence Christians to think about the Great Commission (Matt 28:19) and the Great Commandment (Luke 10:27) on a local level. As Christians we have a personal mission field, which consist of those that God has placed in our sphere of influence. With a missional mindset we can affect the people around us with the Gospel message by the way we live and conduct ourselves in our everyday walk. This is a message that needs to be heard and with everything from Reggae, Downsouth, East Coast, Commercial, Underground, Electro, and Rock/Hipster featured on the album there is something for everyone!

EnterMission features over 20 artists such as Lecrae, Flame, Sho Baraka, JR, Tedashii, Trip Lee, R-Swift, Thi'sl, Jahaziel, and more! Every single track on EnterMission is produced by DJ Official.

To buy it on iTunes, click here
To order the physical album, go here
You can listen to the singles, read about the album, and create your own version of the album cover here

There are three versions to choose from:




Thursday, December 17, 2009

Jay Electronica - Exhibit C

Have yall heard Jay Electronica - Exhibit C? It's the biggest thing out in the underground hip hop community in my opinion. You want a free download link? You can't have one. Go on Itunes and purchase it (Me: it's only .99 cents You: .99 Cents?).

Itunes Link:

I think I'm going to cut down on the free download links on the site unless it's artist supported. I'm personally trying to cut back on the illegal downloading and suggest that you do the same. I'm not trying to sound like the po-po or anything but let's support the artists, graphic designers, engineers, managers, and countless other people who worked hard on quality projects......If it's a crappy song I'm making fun of it though...Yall can download away. On that note:

Eternia - The Come Up

Eternia, an extremely talented female emcee from Toronto just put out a new mixtape on 2DopeBoyz. If you haven't checked that out it's a problem. If you attempt to judge her by her exterior you will be pleasantly surprised. I'm not going to say too much because listening to the tape says it all. You can stream it or download it with the following link:

Monday, November 9, 2009


Hey Everybody,
I'm going to try out podcasting for a while. To subscribe to my podcasts:
1) Load up Itunes
2) Go to advanced menu
3) Click subscribe to podcasts
4) Type in

Congratulations you just subscribed to my podcast...THANKS!
I currently have one podcast up so go give it a try!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Southeast Slim is another DMV artist who is definitely doing his thing. Check out his new video, "Everybody Know."



Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Shatiff - Glendarden

So I had to post this video and support a fellow PG head...It feels good to watch a video and actually know every landmark that pops up...Shout out to everybody in Glenarden. Even though we dogged yall in county basketball lol...KLM ALL DAY...hahah...But real talk I love seeing quality work come out of the DMV. Let's keep it up yall.

SHATiFF-GLENARDEN *DMV Exclusive* from Arubrics on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

RATHEMC - All Killer No Filler Recap

Shoutout to Glasshousedc ( for the video:

Don't laugh at me running around like I'm crazy...My cameos always seem to look crazy for some reason lol...

J. Cole - Favorite Verse

Monday, September 28, 2009

Lil Mama's VMA Response

In case you didn't see this....Here ya go:

Friday, September 25, 2009

Nicki Minaj - Honey Shoot

I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about Nicki as an artist. Its interesting that she says she's trying to be less promiscuous though. Maybe that will help remove some of the Lil Kim comparisions....

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Murs Speaks Out Against The Lack of Women in the Rock the Bells Tour

It's very interesting to hear this from a male emcees mouth. Much respect to Murs for taking on the topic. This along with a series of other events has put the seed in my head to start a new blog dedicated to Women in Hip Hop. I would like that one to be alot more structured though and have writers as opposed to me just rambling on about random topics (shoutout to everyone who reads what I ramble on about lol). Anyway, if your interested in writing for a Women In Hip Hop blog please let me know so that we can talk and put something solid together.

Monday, September 21, 2009

"Say My Name"

"Say My Name" is a powerful documentary on women in music. Last weekend it was shown at the Historic Lincoln Theater in DC as part of the "Bootleg Festival" sponsored by Words, Beats, and Life Inc.(, but if you missed it you can get more information on future showings at

Here is a preview of the movie that will hopefully inspire you to watch it in it's entirety:

R.I.P. to Female Emcees?

Check out some of the best female emcees in the world performing on the same stage. This was a great show so I had to share it with you all!

Good News : RAtheMC "Trending Topics" Mixtape Dropping October 6

In order to make up for my last post, I decided to put up some Good News, RAtheMC of Strange Music ( is getting ready to drop her next mixtape, "Trending Topic: RAtheMC" October 6. I am extremely happy about this because I got to see alot of this project get developed. Ra is truly a hard-working down to earth sister who does a great job representing the DMV, so if your from "The Area" or not please support her and her music.

Bad News....Roxanne Shante Is Not a Dr?

Recently I heard the story below was a hoax. I don't want to believe or accept this but it does sound very credible. Check out the below link for more details:

Monday, August 24, 2009

Dr. Roxanne Shante

According to VladTv:

"So You thought that getting over on artist was going to be easy then take a lesson from an old school Legend explain her experience and what she did to the record label that was taking advantage...

When a rapper graduates with a Ph.D and gets her record label to foot the bill, now that's not something you hear about every day. Some of you were probably in tighty whiteys when Roxanne Shante, a pioneering female MC, had her run with "Roxanne's Revenge" at the tender age of 14. The single, a response to UTFO's "Roxanne, Roxanne," sold an amazing 250,000 units. Shante would go on to release two albums but she found herself constantly being ripped off by her record label.

Then she had an aha! Moment and remembered one throwaway clause in her contract that required Warner Music to pay for her education. The then 19 year old took advantage of that offer and today; Dr. Roxanne Shante has a Ph.D in Psychology from Cornell University to show for her contract. Why settle for a royalty check when you can get a Ph.D and a royalty check?
Source: /"

That is soooo whats up!!! Shout out to Roxanne Shante for being not only a pioneer in rap but also an educated black woman!! Peace and Overstanding Queen!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

"He Said She Said" Show

I normally don't promote events but Ra will be performing in this one so I will definitely be in the building along with the whole Strange Music team. Come check out two of the best new artists from the DMV in this show, 368 Music Group's Phil Ade and Strange Music Group's RAtheMC. Ra will also be performing on Saturday, August 29 at 6 Flags, competing for a spot to perform a the MTV VMA's against the competition finalists from across the country so please come out and support her!

Hip-Hop Artist Gives Back through Music

Please check out this article about Philly Swain in the Delco Times:
I had the opportunity to meet him and make an appearance on his reality show and he's definitely a cool dude. His album is in stores now at FYE stores and on To learn more about Philly Swain check out:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Jean Grae Interview

This is an old interview but i watched it again today because it always makes me smile. Jean is one of my favorite artists and definitely one of the best female emcees ever in my opinion. Jean is so transparent and you can see that in the interview. All of her songs are the same way. She doesn't hold anything back. If you haven't heard any of Jean Grae's music stop sleeping and get on it!

Friday, July 31, 2009

My Apology....and My Introduction to J.Cole...THE TRUTH

I wanna apologize for slackin on my posts....sooo I'm going to try to bring you more and more new content and more quality content. With that said, if you haven't heard of J.Cole your sleeping!!!! When I heard the song below it put a lil extra life in my hip hop spirit. Check it out:

This one's hot too:

Last one:

Favorite Verse:
"My momma told me to speak like you got a college degree... I can but I wont ....Cuz I say what I the slang that I'm sayin don't change that I'm deep.

Monday, July 20, 2009

John Legend - UPENN Graduation Address

John Legend delivered the Graduation Address to recent UPENN graduates. I thought his speech was extremely well put together. To view the video go to:

The transcript is as follows:

"Finding Your Truth: Living a Soulful Life"

That comforting dichotomy of right and wrong was replaced by what professors here would call inquiry, methodology, and praxis.

Or in layperson's terms, a never-ending series of questions, discussions, analyses, and options.

There was James Joyce telling me "a man's errors are his portals of discovery."

Toni Morrison telling me that ""If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it."

Legend also described in poetic terms the importance of truth and the "politics of empathy," offering strong condemnations of the "falsehoods" that led to the financial crisis on Wall Street and to the Iraq War:

As a nation -- and as a world -- we need more truth.

Let me repeat that. We need more truth.
Story continues below

When you look at the list of crises we face, there is a common thread that ties many of them together.

The people who created these crises or allowed them to happen either didn't look hard enough for the truth, or didn't listen to those voices that could tell them where the truth lived.

We lost thousands of lives and spent billions (possibly trillions) of dollars fighting in and rebuilding Iraq, all based on the false premise that there were weapons of mass destruction or that Saddam Hussein was in cahoots with Al Qaeda and caused 9/11.

All falsehoods that were allowed to poison the debate while dissension and fact-checking came too little, too late.

We've spent trillions of dollars bailing out banks with phantom profits that were selling financial products whose values had no grounding in reality.

The fact that some of them didn't even understand their own product didn't stop them from getting millions of people to buy into it.

Meanwhile the regulators and the press failed to ask the right questions and bear witness to the house of cards until it had already collapsed.

From the war in Iraq to credit-default swaps to the internet bubble to the real estate bubble, too often we got caught up in the hype and failed to see the real truth...

Too often we become apathetic. We see the lies, we see the obfuscation, the deception. But we fail to point it out.

We're afraid to rain on the parade. Afraid to rock the boat. Afraid to pursue the truth.

Thank you. Thank you so much for that kind introduction. I'm very, very honored to be here today.

I have to tell you, I can't quite believe I'm standing here with you celebrating this momentous occasion in your lives. Congratulations to all of you. It's very humbling to be chosen to give the keynote here.

I look at all of you and I see myself ten years ago

Yes, back in the 20th century, 1999, at my own PENN commencement.

I sat in seats like yours, filled with nostalgia and appreciation, a little bit of anxiety and uncertainty, but also a healthy dose of anticipation and hope.

On that day, similar to this day, I thought about how spending four years at PENN forever changed my life.

I remembered coming to Penn for the first time when I was a pre-frosh at the tender age of 16.

I had never even been on a plane before. And that first flight from Dayton, Ohio, to Philadelphia was, in many ways, the beginning of a journey that I'm still on.

Like many of you, before deciding to attend PENN, I came for a campus visit. I stayed at the Quad, and was hosted by a couple freshmen from New York.

When I walked onto this campus, I felt like I had traveled to another world. A world that was bigger, busier, and yes, more challenging than the one I was leaving behind.

Before coming to PENN, growing up in Springfield, Ohio, much of my education had come from my parents, my Christian elementary school and the Pentecostal Church we attended on a regular basis.

With my grandmother by my side, I learned to play gospel piano, and I absolutely loved singing in the church choir.

So, as you might imagine, I heard a lot of sermons... a LOT of sermons.

Some of them were rousing and inspiring, some were the perfect cure for insomnia...and almost all of them were very, very long.

Sometimes I just wanted them to wake me up when it was time for me to sing.

But those sermons gave me a strong sense of morality. A belief that there was a right and there was a wrong.

It gave me a sense that there were two sides to this journey we call life.

Good versus Evil.
Dark versus Light.
Heaven versus Hell.
You're either with us or.... you're with the terrorists.
Clear choices.
Perfect opposites.

Like many people, I found comfort in that clarity.

There's a certain confidence that comes with being sure about the way the world works.
It's all written in an infallible book and there's nothing left to discuss. Mission accomplished.
But when I stepped off that first plane ride to Penn, and then became a freshman here, things got a little confusing.

The lines became more blurry with each new person I met, each new class I took, each new concept I learned.

That comforting dichotomy of right and wrong was replaced by what professors here would call inquiry, methodology, and praxis.

Or in layperson's terms, a never-ending series of questions, discussions, analyses, and options.

There was James Joyce telling me "a man's errors are his portals of discovery."

Toni Morrison telling me that ""If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it."

Or even my sociology professor repeating his mantra that "correlation does not always equal causation."

With each course I took, my mind was challenged to be more critical, more flexible, more fluid, more supple.

With each new friend I made, I realized this world was a lot bigger than Springfield, Ohio, and, though I thought I was pretty smart when I got here, I had a lot to learn.

These experiences helped me realize that the answers to many of the issues we face are not black or white.

The answers very often lie in that gray area.

It helped me realize that searching for the truth is a process.

It's a journey.

And, now more than ever, even more than when I graduated ten years ago, what our country needs now are more people who are committed to the process of finding what my friend Cornel West calls the "unarmed truth."

I don't wanna get too preacher-like.

I don't want y'all to leave here thinking, "That was a hell of a long sermon! Wake me up when it's time for him to sing!"

But, since this is such an important day, I do want to share at least one thought that might be helpful as you leave here.

As a nation -- and as a world -- we need more truth.

Let me repeat that. We need more truth.

When you look at the list of crises we face, there is a common thread that ties many of them together.

The people who created these crises or allowed them to happen either didn't look hard enough for the truth, or didn't listen to those voices that could tell them where the truth lived.

We lost thousands of lives and spent billions (possibly trillions) of dollars fighting in and rebuilding Iraq, all based on the false premise that there were weapons of mass destruction or that Saddam Hussein was in cahoots with Al qaeda and caused 9/11.

All falsehoods that were allowed to poison the debate while dissension and fact-checking came too little, too late.

We've spent trillions of dollars bailing out banks with phantom profits that were selling financial products whose values had no grounding in reality.

The fact that some of them didn't even understand their own product didn't stop them from getting millions of people to buy into it.

Meanwhile the regulators and the press failed to ask the right questions and bear witness to the house of cards until it had already collapsed.

From the war in Iraq to credit-default swaps to the internet bubble to the real estate bubble, too often we got caught up in the hype and failed to see the real truth.

Too often in business and in government, people are rewarded for having the answer that the person they report to WANTS them to have;

"Yes sir, we can provide mortgages to people who have no down payment and can't afford the monthly payments"

"Yes, sir, we should buy the cheapest possible toys from factories with low safety standards and not worry if it poisons our children"

"Yes, ma'am, I can write a legal brief to justify torture"

Too often we become apathetic. We see the lies, we see the obfuscation, the deception. But we fail to point it out.

We're afraid to rain on the parade. Afraid to rock the boat. Afraid to pursue the truth.

While your education here at PENN does not require that you are a spokesperson for any particular cause, you now have the resources and skills, the privilege and yes, hopefully, the passion, to pursue the truth. To be witnesses of today and for tomorrow. To speak truth to power. And to speak the truth on behalf of the powerless.

Sometimes there isn't a single answer. But there is always the truth.

Now, I don't assume that the word "truth" is commonly found. Like its bedfellows of "democracy" and "justice," I believe it is quite rare to find.

It is born through process. It is gained through questioning. It is found in listening.

It's about accepting that complex problems often require complicated solutions.

A commitment to truth ALSO requires what Patricia Hill-Collins calls a "politics of empathy."
I would say that a commitment to truth requires a commitment to social justice.

When we develop a sense of empathy, when we become listeners, when we become witnesses to the truth, it requires that we turn down some of the noise and clutter of OUR daily lives and stop to think about the way OTHERS live.

And when we do that, we can't help but care. And that caring leads to action.
For instance, if we take the time to think about it--if we take the time to really bear witness to the truth--then none of us can accept that more than one billion people around the world struggle in extreme poverty, trying to live on less than a dollar a day.

What does it mean to live on less than a dollar a day? Well just think about your daily purchases. How many Starbucks frapuccinos, and bottles of water, and iTunes downloads, and Sandwiches from WaWa (or wherever y'all buy sandwiches now)? How many could you buy with one dollar?

Less than a dollar a day means: if you are a parent, you watch your kids die preventable deaths. If you are a child, you often can't get an education, and even if you do, you sometimes go to school hungry. If you're a grandmother, you may not have clean drinking water or shoes on your feet, or you may be forced to care for your orphaned grandchildren

Once you bear witness to the truth of how these people live, can you accept that? Should we accept that?

Searching for truth is in many ways the same as searching for your soul. Since I am touted as a soul singer, I'm often asked to define what soul is. Well, it's hard to define, but I'm sure that soulfulness and truth are very closely related.

Soul isn't about a particular race or a particular genre of music. Fiona Apple can be soulful. Bruce Springsteen can be soulful. Lil Wayne can be soulful. Frank Sinatra can be soulful.

Soul is about authenticity. Soul is about finding the things in your life that are real and pure.

The things that are at your core.

The things you know you were put on this earth to do.

The moments when sound and silence come together,

Sometimes I find this on stage.

Sometimes there's that perfect moment when the crowd, the music, the energy of the room come together in a way that brings me to tears.

I've also seen soul in my philanthropic work. In the face of a little girl in Tanzania who--despite having every challenge you can imagine--looks up at me with bright eyes and confidently tells me she will be a teacher some day. And I believe her.

I see soul in the inspired focus of the grade school students at Harlem Village Academy, where they name their classrooms after the universities that they envision themselves attending years down the road. (Yes, there was one named after PENN and that's the one I visited).

I even saw soul in a certain candidate for President of the United States, someone who had the courage to be honest with the American people and believed that we, after years of being misled and presented false choices, were ready to hear the truth in all its complexity and nuance.

And looking out across this amazing crowd I think I see some soul in you.

I believe that you, as graduates of this prestigious institution, the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, have soul power. No matter what careers or hobbies you pursue after leaving here, do them with SOUL.

You are empowered to be great leaders. You are equipped--in your jobs, your hobbies, your relationships. You are equipped with the ability to think critically, to listen attentively, to navigate the gray areas, to read between the lines, to bear witness, and to lead in the pursuit of truth.

You have knowledge.

Knowledge is power.

And, as my late grandfather would say, or as the freedom fighters of the civil rights movement would SING, if you know the truth, the truth will set you free. The truth will set you free someday.

Class of 2009, your someday begins today.

Thank you.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009




Wednesday, July 8, 2009




Sunday, July 5, 2009



Monday, June 29, 2009


This is the second segment of the PSA:
"This is a Public Service Announcement. There is a whole generation of Hip-Hop teachers, lawyers, doctors, social workers and people in jail. And they're all MCs. Because the passing down of stories, love, healing, and justice to the people is a cermeony. And they are masters. Masters of Ceremony. MCs. The rest of us? Are just a bunch of rappers." (Hoch 2002)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Mass Potential definitely went after a few DMV emcees on this track. I can think of a few people that he's talking about but I'm not going to throw any names out there lol. This track is courtesy of Thanks for the hook up.


Monday, June 22, 2009

Set It And Forget It Party Mix

I made a mix last week for those of yall that just feel like partying in your house. This mix is set up so you can set it on your ipod and forget it. Enjoy!!!



Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Public Service Announcement

I was reading an interesting article titled "Hip Hop's Global Soundscape:Boom Bap Babylon or Babylon's Boom Bap?" in WORDS.BEATS.LIFE The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture and wanted to share a few quotes with yall. They are all taken from "P.S.A." by D. Hoch. I will break up the quotes over a series of posts titled PSA, as a break from the music videos and downloads that are normally posted:

"This is a Public Service Announcement. Hip-Hop is NOT what you see on TV, buy in a store or hear on the radio. You think rap is Hip-Hop because you can buy it and take it home with you. But there is no culture in the world that you can buy off a shelf at Coconuts." (Hoch, 2002)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Mickey Factz ft. Kid Cudi - Do My Do

Sooo this is my favorite song that just dropped...Its Mickey Factz (who is one of my favorite rookies of the year...I can't figure out if I like him more than Wale or not) and Kid Cudi - Do My Do....CHEAAA.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Arlington Rap

Wow....thats all I can say about this video:

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Two Wale Videos

I got 2 Wale videos for yall to check out if you haven't seen them yet. I really like the Family Affair one.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Mos Def - Ecstatic

For today only you can get Mos Def's new album Ecstatic for $3.99. You should definitely download that (after paying for it) asap from this super emcee (yeaa hes got super powers)!!!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

New Mix

For those of yall that are craving something different I got you. Here is a quick mix to get your weekend started right:

The Cool Kids - A Little Bit Cooler
Major Lazer - Hold the Line
Tabi Bonney - Rich Kids
Cool Kids and Robin Thick - Lost Without Chuck
Jay-Z ft. Santogold - Brooklyn We Go Hard
Tabi Bonney - Go Hard
MIA - Sunshowers
K'Naan ABC's

Death of Autotune!!!

Im definitely digging this leak off of The Blueprint 3. Its called Jay-Z - Death of Autotune and was produced by Kanye. If you like the track you should also check out Buckshot & KRS-One "Robot" too. They definitely went on autotune a while ago and did a good job too.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wale ft. Lady Gaga - Chillin

Soooo how about I love this video. Please check it out. Anybody from the DMV is sure to look at it and say yeaaaa when they see all of the familiar sights...The cuts to Lady Gaga are so random to me amongst the District footage...but whateva...if she gotta be in it...she gotta be in it lol.

Got that New Jawn

All Yall Bmore/Philly Club heads need to check out my homeboy DJ YS's blog ( (www.because he has all of those exclusive club tracks for you.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Miss Dj Gemz on Jamz Online NOW!!!

If your on the computer my memorial day mix is playing on Jamz now at:

Click here for the 1.FM Jamz player

If you get this message too late you can also check out the quick mix version for free download at:

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Jazmine Sullivan Falls During Performance

I feel kind of bad posting this but it made me laugh so I thought I would hopefully share a smile. This reminds me of the time when Beyonce fell on the stage. I hope that if I ever get to a point where people film me at shows I don't fall off the stage. If I do, hopefully I will make someone else laugh in the process though lol.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Walk With You - Ice the Villain and Raheem Devaughn

Shout out to my homey Ice the Villain on his track with Raheem. Check it out and let him know what you think on his blog,

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Nicki Minaj

Soooo for the longest time I did not like Nicki. I thought she was a fake Lil Kim and the only track that I could listen to from her was the Warning Remix:

My opinion changed when I heard "I Gets Crazy though." I don't know if its just the beat that gets me but for some reason this track turns me into a fan everytime I hear it:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

368 Music Group

I like this video alot. Much DMV Love to 368 Music Group:

District Fresh X Raheem Devaughn X Dre The Mayor X 368 Music Group from ABB VIDEO on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Quick Mix Vol. 1

My plan is to start posting a series of "Quick Mixes" on my blog for free download so that readers can see whats on my mind musically. I finished the first Quick Mix yesterday. I decided to start off Volume 1 with all female artists to showcase women emcees of the past and present. Please listen to the mix and let me know what you think. The playlist is as follows:

1) Jean Grae - Not Like Me
2) Queen Latifah - UNITY
3) Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop
4) The Herbaliser - The Blend
5) Roxanne Shante - Bite This
6) RatheMC ft. Kid Cudi - Me and My
7) Foxy Brown ft. Sizzla - Come Fly With Me

Friday, May 1, 2009

Murs - The Science

Sooo I love this video!!! This is my homey Murs trying to kick some knowledge for the youngins. Its called Science and discusses some major issues in the world today. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Sooo apparently Beyonce was lip-syncing during The Today Show. Howard Stern pulled the audio and listened to her acapella and this is what we

Monday, April 27, 2009

Shaun Boothe (Feat. Amanda Diva) - Music Man

I'm a huge Amanda Diva fan so once I saw her in this video I clicked copy embed code ASAP. The concept of this song is pretty hot and I'm sure alot of guys who make music or share a similar passion (sports, school, etc) have experienced a similar feeling.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

HOTNESS - Major Lazer - Hold the Line (ft. Mr. Lexx and Santigold)

Sooo last week I had the opportunity to meet Dj Diplo and he played this new Major Lazer track thats CRAZY!!!! It was released yesterday so I thought I would share it with yall....Here ya go: Major Lazer - Hold The Line featuring Mr Lexx (formerly Lexxuss) and Santigold (formerly Santogold)

Major Lazer - Hold The Line

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Dwayne Tryumf - 777 Intro

This video by Dwayne Tryumf is probably one of the hottest ones I have seen in a long time. Please read the words and listen to what this dude is saying. Its extremely powerful. One of my friends has been arguing that Christian rappers are the only true rappers left because they are the only ones who still have something to say when they rap. This video definitely supports that argument.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

PG Chillin.....24/7

Whats goin on yall....if you aint know Im a Wale fan....I cant wait to to get the in the meantime...Im keeping yall up to date on his new music...Heres some new songs and footage of him performing with Lady GaGa:

Chillin (Live)

Wale ft. Lady Gaga- Chillin (Just the Song):

Wale - "Penthouse Anthem"

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Esso - The Anti BackPack

Soooo I just found out about this guy named Esso from Harlem. He has some music that talks about a few things going on nowadays in the music industry. Check out this video from his myspace page:

Thursday, April 2, 2009


I'm pretty sad....I have been looking for new music tonight before my next party I'm djing on Saturday but I can't seem to find anything new I really like....What is the world coming too...Usually even if I can't find anything else good...I can at least find good party music because for some reason that seems to be the priority in music...Anyway....I guess I'm going to have to keep RYE RYE and MIA BANG on repeat...If your not up on it....get it here:

Monday, March 23, 2009

Show Some Love

Sooo two of my friends just got there blogs up. This is what I want you to do. Click follow my blog on the right....then go to theirs and follow it lol. is DJ YS blog devoted to Pittsburgh music. is my homeboy Derrick Dapper your Nanny's Favorite Rapper's blog. Check that out too and show some love.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Authentic - Derrick Dapper and King David

Its been a long time....Shouldnt have left you...without a strong rhyme to step to...and with that said....Im proud to introduce yall to Derrick Dapper and King David...two guys who are very close to my heart because they go to my school...We have been in the studio all week banging out tracks for Derrick's new mixtape, "Forever the Freshman"...coming to a blog/college cafeteria near you....Anyway, thats enough's a pre-release of one of the tracks on the mixtape:

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What's Hardcore...Makin 50 Cent look Like Limp Bizkit

Sooo....Im a K'naan Fan now....and want to share my love with you...What's Hardcore is a Crazy track...Kicked and Pushed is a Lupe remix...and if Rap Gets Jealous is _____ . Yea thats a blank cuz I cant find the words to describe the track...and decided not to do it injustice with some lil word that just happens to be a part of my vocabulary but doesn't describe it....Yeaaa...CHECK EM OUT:

Monday, March 2, 2009

ABC's Remix ft. Chen Lo by K'Naan

Sooo Chen Lo just hooked me up with this new track today featuring K'Naan. I have been hearing alot about K'Naan but never took the time to listen to his tracks so this one definitely has me ready to check out more of his music.

Here's some info on the track Chen Lo gave me if you want a little more insight on these two dudes:

K'Naan, the brilliant Somali emcee/musician, is making some serious noise with his new single "ABC's" off the recently released TROUBADOUR album. The joint is a well weaved, vivid description of the realities K'Naan faced in his youth back in Somalia. Chen Lo, one of the illest up and coming emcee/musicians in the game, was asked to try his hand at the remix of an already classic joint. He kept it classic and doesn't disappoint. This was a collaboration not only waiting, but meant to happen.

Courtesy of:
Chenits Pettigrew
Liberation Music Group

Friday, February 27, 2009

Wale at the Kay Club in LA

So I'm a Wale fan...can't lie....The beginning was ok to me...but once I heard Pretty Girls.....I wanted to go crazy cuz thats a gogo classic.....I was listening in the computer lab on campus and was really ready to beat my feet between the chairs and keyboards no lie...anyway...check out Wale...holding down "THE AREA"!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mass Potential - The Unnamed Mixtape Vol. 2

So I downloaded this mixtape the other day off of Mass Potential's site ( and honestly....its hot....not on some...I'm on his d....Im sweatin him....Hes my cousin type hot...On some I don't know him but I mess with his music type hot lol....I'm especially feeling Fast Food...sooo thats enough talkn about it...Yall should just check it out....Here ya go:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Lil Spoken Word

Sooo today's post is a poem.....before yall bammas who read the pic at the top of my blog start commenting...I thought this was a music blog...yeaaa slim it is.....but music is about lyrics...about content....about expressing how ya feel....its an extension of spoken word applied to a beat..rhythm...melody...musical arrangement (whatever you want to call it)...Alot of whippersnappers today dont get that...which is probably why music is the way it is today......sooo YAHHHH NINJA YAAHHHH....Get out my face....and start reading poetry...starting with this one that was provided by my wonderful homey Jasmine Siobhn:

Human Nature
by Jasmine Siobhan

A heartbeat away
But a world apart
The forces of the universe
Meticulously bringing what we call
Together as one
Waves crash as the emotion moves
Toward the horizon
For Love brings the dawn of a new day
To shine upon the world
Grace us with its presence
And heat up the sensual meaning of Love
The rays act as words
Glistening my feelings all over my body
Little crystals peeling away the truth
Revealing what lies beneath
My mental orgasms
Beam through my eyes
That unleash true beauty
Giving to the world what it deserves
Love that shows true passion
Because love is a passionate being
Alive and Moving
Amongst you and me
Now it is night
But I cant tell
Because you make my night shine as day
My heart skip a beat
And my reality better than my dreams

and I had to post this one by her too...because its music related..therefore I love it so much:

Ode to Music
by Jasmine Siobhan

Dear Music,

I don’t know how to tell you this
But I love you
Love so deep the intricate workings
Of my brain get butterflies
You speak to my heart
At the sound of your voice
Everything is at attention
You inspire me
You inspire my poetry
Your words are blessings
To my mind, body, and soul
How could I live without you?
You are my friend when I get lonely
Sometimes you are my one and only
You are my best lover
You make love so good to my
It warms my body
The fire between us is sensual
I bite my bottom lip
Lie back
And wait…
Wait for you beat
To penetrate my ear drum
And please my aesthetic center.
This is why
The distance between us
Is not too far
Because I need you
I need you
When I wake up
In the shower
While I’m getting dressed
On my way to class
After a hard day
You know I need to relieve some stress
While I’m doing my work
And especially in bed
Because you know you lay the beat down
Like no other.
I thank you
Because you can do all those things
And still be there
When I need
A crying shoulder
Or a listening ear
You are amazing
You are who I wish to be
You inspire
You desire
You hope all things
You endure all things
You know all things
You are faithful and true
You are humble
These are the main reasons
I love you
This is my ode to you!
Yours always,
Jasmine Siobhan McDonald

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Sooo this post is not about music....its me just being real with you........IM SO DONE WITH SCHOOL.....The End.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Kid Cudi New Videos

For all of yall that are Kid Cudi are three videos with him in with him freestyling on 106 and Park with Kanye(I liked Kid Cudi's rhyme but I kinda wish Kanye wouldn't have cussed in front of all of those kids...I know your Kanye cant respect the fact that the show is live....anyway)...Day N Nite...and Welcome to Heartbreak (Kanye's video that Kid Cudi's featured in)...I personally really like the Day N Nite video...sooo here ya go:


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Chris Brown - Beat You Down MP3

Some people have been asking for the Chris Brown - Beat You Down spoof mp3 so here ya go:

This video is just a joke....we don't condone or support domestic violence in any way shape or form!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Chris Brown - Beat You Down me and my homeboy musta been on lunchmode...cuz we went to the studio and this was the result:

Monday, February 9, 2009

NandoMcFlyy. x Charles Hamilton

As a PG Chick I'm definitely feeling this track...Thanks for giving us a shoutout and keep doin ya thing!!!

Bowie/Largo Girls

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Serius Jones vs. Charles Hamilton Video

Soooo once I saw this, I had to post it. Serius Jones vs. Charles Hamilton....nuff said lol :)

Monday, February 2, 2009

CRAZY VIDEO - N.A.S.A. "Hip Hop" feat. KRS-One, Fatlip, & Slim Kid Tre

This video is pretty really crazy...I didnt even know what was going on in the second half lol...but I had to put up a quick post for it....cheaaaaaaa SUCKAS

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Sneakers and music have gone hand in hand since the birth of hip hop....Because of this, I decided to create a post dedicated to my top 5 sneakers of Hip Hop..Before yall go off about the rankings...again...this is MY RANKING...MY of my top 5 shoes have been featured in songs and videos....If you have other favorites...please comment below:

1) Old School Adidas

2) Jays

Shoutout to the Crack House Rock crew for this Jay feature -
Tre Dice - I Need to Know

3) Air Force Ones

4) Nike Boots ( These aint really sneakers....but I dont care)

5) Supras

Friday, January 30, 2009

Tavis Smiley Interviews MIA

Sooo I thought this video was really cute/informative...I definitely was sleeping on the genocide that is taking place in Sri Lanka...Shout out to MIA for exposing this issue in her interview. I really appreciate her stance on music also....What is her stance? Watch the video and find out lol. Below are the highlights but I really recommend that you watch the full video at:

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Sooooo.....This is me venting pt. 2.....Im a lil upset....
Today I ordered some jumbo wings from the local Chinese spot in Pittsburgh and they had the nerve to give me a bunch of lil parts in a drummettish wingdingish joints...and half wings...I felt slightly disrespected.

I really want to know. Why do all of the Chinese restaurants I order from in Pittsburgh not have jumbo wings like the carryouts in the DMV??? I don't know whether to be more upset at the Chinese places in Pittsburgh...or scared about the fact that the Chinese places back home give me wings that look like they're on steroids...I do know one thing though.

Sometimes you don't know what you have until its gone :( Boy do I miss Chicken Wings, Mambo Sauce, and Fried Rice from Eddy's...or Danny's...or Tommy's...shoot....all of them are cool with me!!! Here is some music that made me feel a little better about my situation:

Chicken Wings and Fried Rice - DJ Flexx (Feat Rane and Big Tigger)

Damn Joe - Mambo Sauce

Welcome To DC (Remix) - Mambo Sauce feat. Tabi Bonney, Big G, & Wale

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sho Baraka - Higher Love

Like I said, here is my positive post of the week......Higher Love by Sho Baraka...Please don't sleep on Christian Rappers...Reach Records is definitely doing it big!!!!

My Thoughts

Whats Going On,
Today I feel like venting....if you don't care...than skip this post slim...butttt...Lately, I have been growing really tired with the state of music and what's popular on the radio....I felt like listening to something chill that matched my mood (I was feeling real UPLIFTED) and knew I wasn't going to find anything I could vibe with on the radio so I went on and under playlists searched for positive music...I usually like playlists with at least 20 songs so I can just let them play and not have to touch anything..but what came up??? There were a bunch of playlists, most of them with songs that came out years ago (like Bob Marley, old India Arie, and some original Lauryn Hill) and had like 5 songs on them. Looking at the playlists had me feeling like people still make positive music or do people just not listen to it??? If people aren't listening to it, than I guess its the djs fault right...since its the djs responsibility to break records. With that said, my new goal is to work on posting more positive music on the blog so at the very least...I can say I did my part and put on some people that I can vibe with and that I think yall need to know about it...If you don't like it than....WHATEVVAAAAA I DO WHAT I WANTTTTT (Cartman voice)....CHEAAAA

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Chen Lo THE GENERAL - The Inkwell Mixtape

I have a special gift for everyone....Drum Roll Please (duhh duhh duhh duhhh - drum sound).....Chen Lo's new mixtape - The Inkwell....delivered from Chen Lo himself!!! I had the opportunity to meet Chen Lo while I was helping out at Ya Momz House Studios a year ago when he was recording a track (he probably doesn't even remember that but I do lol). I only had to hear one verse to tell that he was a special artist. Anyway, this brother is a very talented individual who not only can flow but uses his ability to push music that educates and elevates the listener. Make sure you jump on this post ASAP!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Peoples Poll - Who Is Your Favorite XXL Freshman in Rap?

In December, XXL released 3 special covers of their Top 10 Freshman in Rap....I gave yall a month to listen to some tracks, download some mixtapes, and I even posted some music from some of the freshman that I like. Now I want to know who is your favorite out of the XXL Top 10. There is a poll on the right where you can vote for your favorite. If your not feeling any of them, you are welcome to comment and tell me why you're not feeling any of them and who you like thats out right now. Everyone who completes the poll or provides feedback and emails me to let me know ( will receive the Notorious Sound Track. If you want to find out about future polls and free give-aways..make sure you click follow the blog too. Let the voting begin!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mass Potential - Showing Some DMV Love

SOOOOO I saw this first I wanted to laugh...but than I listened...and really started watching...and was like YOOOOO...this is kinda hot....Shout out to Mass Potential for his two tracks "The Library" off of The Unnamed Mixtape Vol. 1 and "Procrastination" Feat. G*Two off of The Unnamed Mixtape Vol. 2. Keep doing your thing!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Joella Still - "A Kiss"

Sooooo I got another new artist for yall to check out. Her name is Joella Still and since I know her personally I can tell yall she's grinding like crazy right now. She just shot her first video (coming soon) and is also working on a mixtape. Below is one of her first singles from her upcoming album. Check it out and if you want to hear more from Joella, you should check out or!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

College Boy Movement!!!

Those of yall that go to school in Pittsburgh might be familiar with Nick "Young Neo" Pratt. If your not, you should get familiar with him because he is one of the few artists out there who is rapping for the college students. Thats right hes on some fubu,for us by us stuff, but he is by no means a bamma. Below is the link to Nick's first album, 'The Rough Draft Vol. 1: Life, Love, and Goodtimes on Campus,' so yall could check it out. His next album is going to drop really soon though so stay tuned for the next piece of the "College Boy Movement." You can stay up to date on what Nick is doing by following his blog (!!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Wale, UCB, Tabi Bonney

Soooo I'm a lil upset cuz I heard about this show and was like I should go to this....It's gonna be hot....Than for some reason I started fakin on lazy...ended up chillin at home...I saw this video online like 5 minutes ago (what am I doing up at 4am...I really dont know lol) and was like dag....I shoulda been there....guess I just gotta enjoy the video of ya go:

Wale, Tabi Bonney, UCB LIVE from Expressive Frontier Lifestyle TV on Vimeo.

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