December 29, 2008

Artist Of The Week – Farchild

Influenced by everyone from Nine Inch Nails to Lauryn Hill, Farchild is an artist who defies categorization. Her debut album, Chivalry Has Died, is a testament to what can happen when a person refuses to allow themselves to be boxed in by genre specifications. According to Farchild, “I’d be as happy as a clam if someone popped my CD into a player and said, ‘wow, this is absolute madness, a Farchild kind of madness!’” The former University of Florida volleyball star was getting ready to fly to Puerto Rico to compete in a pro league this winter when I caught up with her to find out more about her music, the life story that inspired it, and why she hid her work from her friends for so long. Click Here...

December 27, 2008

T-Pain + Lil Wayne = Please Caption this...

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High Water Christmas 08

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These are fan favorites, exclusives, ruff mixes and things we are working on. Download and enjoy. Check us here as well and subscribe


1. Homeboy Sandman - Airwave Air Raid (Track available on the street album "Actual
Factual Pterodactyl", official debut album on HWM Summer '09)
2. Willie Evans Jr. - Rock Widdit (Track available now on the album "Communication")
3. Sputnik Brown - Super Ego (Track off the debut album Three Shades of Black,
coming out 2009)
4. Daniel Joseph - Pack Lite (Exclusive for this comp)
5. P.CASSO - Stress (available now on the album "For Your Consideration")
6. Ben Grymm & Shawn Jackson - Blood Sweat & Tears "Demo" (available now on the
"Back To My World" single on ITunes. Vinyl 7″ available in January)
7. Fresh Daily - Breezy Afternoon feat Outasight (off of "Tomorrow is Today" available
in January)
8. Señor Kaos - For the Cream RMX feat JAX (off of "Swagger Is Nothing…"available now
9. S.O.U.L. Purpose - Preposition (Exclusive for this Comp)
10. Spec Boogie - Ghetto Mind (Exclusive for this Comp)
11. John Robinson | MF Doom - Black Gold (Track off the album "Who's This Man?"
available Jan 27th)

December 22, 2008

Stike Figa & Mike Waxx - It Ain't Easy Bein' Skinny

Donny Goines "Ricky's Story" Dir: Mills Miller

Artist Of The Week - The Vincent Black Shadow

I’ve made it no secret that The Vincent Black Shadow is one of my favorite rock bands. They’ve been featured on this site a number of times, and now that they’ve gone the indie route they’ve become a perfect fit to be an Artist Of The Week. Cassie Ford’s vocals are some of the most amazing you will hear in all of rock, and the band, which is made up of the Kirkham brothers, with Rob on guitar, Chris on bass, and Tony on drums (pictured L to R), is truly an amazing group of musicians. This week I sat down with Tony Kirkham to find out more about TVBS’s latest release, El Monstruo, why they parted ways with their label, Bodog Music, and what the band ended up learning after spending the better part of a year and a half on the road. Click Here...

December 16, 2008

Puter Girl [I'm In Love] 1.2 - The Bronx Über Villain

B.A.N.I. is the computer system that the master has fallen in love with. Yet another sneak preview of things to come from the forthcoming LP, 'The Bronx Über Villaini'.

Neck On Froze 1.3 - The Bronx Über Villain

Neck On Froze 1.3 by EklekticGardens

Artist Of The Week - VERSE*ALL

Sometimes an artist is associated with so many people I know I just have to find out more. VERSE*ALL is one of those artists. We seem to roll in the same circles. He’s worked with a number of former Artists Of The Week, including Rabbi Darkside and Core Rhythm. We just hadn’t linked up for anything… until now. VERSE*ALL is bit of a jack of all trades in Hip-Hop, but unlike the old saying, “jack of all trades, master of none,” VERSE*ALL has managed to master quite a few, including production and emceeing. This week I caught up with VERSE*ALL to find out more about his path in Hip-Hop, the differences between the two scenes he’s spent the most time in (NYC and DC), and some of the more memorable moments he’s had in his career so far. Click Here...

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Praverb ft. Donny Goines - My Way (prod. by Rip One)

Hello Everyone,

The track that I have for you is produced by Rip One and it is for his album called Grounded (which will be a combination of jazzy songs and instrumentals). Rip sent me the beat for this project awhile ago and I was feeling the jazzy sound. During this time I was watching Donny Goines B.A.R.S. series and I decided to hit him up. I hit him up and told him that I was interested in his music and asked if he was available for a possible collaboration. Thankfully Donny is a cool dude who decided to contribute a verse on the song. I sent him the beat and he penned and recorded a verse within two days, I added my parts to complete this track. I respect Donny's music a lot and I hope you guys cop Minute After Midnight (on Amalgam Digital's website) on December 16th.

"This track was conceived thanks to the lovely instrumental by Rip One. The scratch hook gave me the inspiration to write about etching my own path in this hip hop game. Donny Goines delivered an awesome verse that further solidifies his role in the progression of NY hip hop." - Praverb

Download Here

December 10, 2008

Famous - Ain't No Use (Official Music Video)

Universal Mind Control (The Official Good Look Review)

So it's looking like the folks over @ the Good Look aren't feeling as though UMC is one at all...

Imagine the playground at your local McDonald's was renovated and turned into a strip club, but they kept the Hamburglar statue on stage. Now, put a bookshelf in that strip club instead of a bar. Congratulations, you have successfully experienced Common's new album Universal Mind Control.

Read Full Review Here...

"The Produce Section" Feat John Robinson Hosted by J Rawls


Enter the Produce Section Intro (Prod. by Flying Lotus)
Ordo Ab Chao (Prod. by J Dilla)
Grandz (Prod. by I.D. 4 Windz)
1 of the greatest (Produced by J Rawls and DJ Rhettmatic)
N.Y. CA (Prod. by Madlib)
Makings of U (IG Culture Remix)
Mascot feat Peter Hadar (Prod. by K Dubble)
Why'd You Lie (Prod. by R.Thentic)
Rapsploitation (Flying Lotus Mix)
The UK feat Cymarshall Law & K Banger (Prod. by I.D. 4 Windz)
It's Worth It feat Tiffany Paige (Prod. by I.D. 4 Windz)
Cherish (Confusion) feat Wordsworth of EMC (Prod. by K Dubble)
2 Things (Japanese Import - Planet Groove/Jazzy Sport 12") (Prod. by Grooveman Spot)
The Big Picture (Prod. by I.D. 4 Windz)
Dap Feat. Farrah Burns (Prod. by Flying Lotus)
Science, Jazz and Politics (Remix) (Prod. by IG Culture)
Circulate feat Invizible Handz (Prod. by Flying Lotus)
On the Road Again (Prod. by I.D. 4 Windz)
C.U. (Prod. by Ta'Raach)
Hit Me (SP's Phone Home Remix)
Heavenly feat ID 4 Windz & Tiffany Paige (Prod. by J Dilla)
Rap Thing (Prod. by Flying Lotus)
Invizible Man feat 20/20 aka U George (Prod. by MF DOOM)
Its Jay ARE (J Rawls and John Robinson) Prod. by J Rawls (Album coming in 2009)
*Leaving the Produce section outro (Prod. by Flying Lotus)


December 8, 2008

Artist Of The Week - PreZZure

PreZZure is an emcee and producer that I’ve been running into a lot lately, both at concerts and online. Based out of Queens, New York, PreZZure caught my ear thanks to two mind blowing tracks, “Lost My Mind,” which is off of his upcoming album and features a sample from one of my favorite t.A.T.u. songs, “All The Things She Said,” and his beat for the AOK Collective theme, which features a sample from the theme from Sesame Street. In addition to being an emcee and beatsmith, PreZZure is also currently a college student majoring in Commercial Photography and a mentor with the Optimus Academy where he teaches junior high and high school students how to write songs. This week I caught up with PreZZure to find out more about the art of sampling, some of his favorite collaborative experiences, and what’s up with his “Bacon” nickname. Click Here...

Interview With Donny Goines

December 5, 2008

The Good Word, December 2008

December 4, 2008

Artist Of The Week - Kirby Dominant

When you see an emcee on stage with a sly grin on his face rapping an ode to prostitution with a thumpingly danceable beat behind it you can’t help but take notice. I know I did. The emcee in question was Kirby Dominant and the California native had the crowd hooked with his song about his appreciation for those ladies that partake in the world’s oldest profession. After the show I immediately got in contact with Kirby D to find out more about his music, what inspired the prostitute song, and why you’re more likely to hear Aphex Twin coming out of his headphones than DJ Shadow. Click Here...

Q-Tip, Prince & DJ Scratch

B.o.B - Autotune

Stephen Colbert: Operation Humble Kanye (Video)

December 1, 2008

Staff Infection @ The Knitting Factory December 1st!

3 Bands...

Workout - The Plaine Truth - Wooden Nickel & The Bronx Über Villain (Conscious) featuring Kalae, Coole High & Tzo (Of Black Horde)

Come out. The Show is free and early! Enjoy great music as The Knitting Factory winds down it's last performances...

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