Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Skyzoo - The Making Of The Saving Pt. 1

So here's the first peek at S-K-Y-Z-O-O's debut album, 'The Saving'. Interesting shit. Keen for this one.

"LIVE @ LYRICIST LOUNGE" Eternia & MoSS - Road to Release: Episode #4 feat. JERU the DAMAJA

Yes, yes. What up E? My girl don't quit. Back again with another video. Fuck I'm hanging for this album now lol. Hurry up, homegirl! :)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Jay-Z 'Death of Autotune' video


Sunday, June 28, 2009

YouTube hoops star accepts Shaq's Twitter challenge

It's one thing to go and play with LeBron James. It's quite another to face Bruce Manley.

Perhaps you are not yet familiar with the name. Manley is something of a YouTube cult hero for his rather picturesque basketball trick shot skills.

Somehow, Shaquille O'Neal, the newest Cleveland Cavalier, saw the video. Apparently, his ego was piqued even more than when he saw Orlando's Dwight Howard claim to be Superman.

So what did the NBA's king of social networking do? He Twittered a challenge to a HORSEing duel.

"i wanna play this guy n horse for a thousand dollars, find him pls http://twitter.com/THE_REAL_SHAQ/status/2305266891," read Shaq's tweet.

According to the HoopDoctors.com, Manley has accepted Shaq's challenge and the contest should happen some time in July. So I really would encourage everyone to look at the YouTube video I have embedded.

If you are not utterly astonished by his tree-point shot, then your emotions have left you for another woman. And, yes, I said tree-point shot--no spelling mistake.

As for the shot Manley hits totally blind from behind a wall, well, if that isn't extraordinary talent then I am the new chief executive officer of the Golden State Warriors.

Will Shaq be able to compete against this kind of ability? It will be very interesting which H-O-R-S-E rules they choose to play. But, if I were a betting man, and perish the thought, I would be betting Manley.

Unless, of course, there's some very fine editing going on here.

Courtesy of Chris Matyszczyk

Drake: Think Good Thoughts (feat. Phonte and Elzhi)

Drake - Think Good Thoughts feat Phonte & Elzhi

Another rip from the homie Kev:

"This track has been around a while. It first appeared on Drake’s 2007 mixtape Comeback Season [download], but was incomplete. The full version includes Elzhi’s verse…production handled by 9th Wonder with a cool Anita Baker sample. Hit the cut for the link."

Download: Drake - Think Good Thoughts feat Phone & Elzhi

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dwele's Michael Jackson Tribute

Dudes don't mess around. Big ups to the extremely talented Dwele for this very quick tribute to the late, great MJ.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Nobody Famous Album Release Party Tonight in LA!

Order Up! Album Release x MyCypher.com Launch Event June 27th 2k9 from Nobody Famous on Vimeo.

Re-post of Kev's lil note about our label mate Nobody Famous' album launch. If y'all in the LA area, head down!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

M-Phazes: Dirty 30 Drum Disc Vol. 2

Sup y'all! Yes, this IS a serious thing, despite the hilarity. Pure Aussie comedy rawness. So, producers LISTEN UP!

"This is so fucking hilarious! M-Phazes pulls off his debut as hip-hop’s leading infomercial actor/producer. Technically this is a vlog ad for his new Dirty 30 Drum Disc Vol. 2, but in reality it’s comedy gold. If M-Phazes music career doesn’t pan out, dude could definitely do stand up. I don’t see that happening though…. his beats kick ass!"

Courtesty of the dopest blogger on the Internet - KevinNottingham.com

Kanye & his Louis Vuitton kicks.... What y'all think??

Sneaker pimps, what do y'all think of this collabo with LV & 'Ye? I personally thought WTF on first sight, but its a retro "Back to the Future" Reebok look I reckon... and at $600+ beans too, I'm not sure how many consumers gon' dig that. I certainly don't. I can imagine him making a packet off this lil venture either way!

Check out the vid!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

HiPNOTT Records Presents… A Taste of HiPNOTT

A Taste of HiPNOTT Records - Sampler

Oh it's on now! The biggest thing to happen to The Movement Fam this year was being signed to Kevin Nottingham's HiPNOTT Records. So now that we mufuckin' offishall, Kev done put together a nice sampler of what y'all can expect from us. Peep game and get your DL on and spread the word! From Kev:

"Ever since I announced the formation of my new label, HiPNOTT Records, I have been wanting to give you all a "taste" of what's to come. The music really is THAT GOOD... and the music is the sole reason I put the label together.

So I compiled a sampler, if you will, of music from all the artists currently on my roster. Some tracks are brand new and being premiered here first, while others are some of the best that these artists have had in their vaults.

At any rate, A Taste of HiPNOTT should give you a good idea of what the label will sound like and what's to come this year.

Don't forget to visit us at www.hipnottrecords.com for more music!

Download A Taste of HiPNOTT 2009 Sampler

In addition, anyone that's in the L.A. area, I'm gonna head out there this weekend for Nobody Famous' album release party. So if you're in the area and wanna hang, check the attached flyer! Any promotion of the party is appreciated also..."

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

"LIVE in BROOKLYN" Eternia & MoSS - Road to Release: Episode #3 Feat. PHAROAHE MONCH

Damn, my girl E don't quit! Here's the third volume in her 'Road To Release' video blog series. This keeps getting more and more serious with each ep. Peep game.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Hezekiah - I Predict A Riot (Clean Version for DJ's)

Hezekiah - I Predict A Riot (Clean Version for DJ's)

Hezekiah is a thinking man. A hot minute after his amazing sophomore album, I Predict A Riot, dropped, dude is releasing the clean version for the DJ's. Although this may seem a bit tardy, it's quite time consuming editing your art for the radio. So big ups. Cop it here and check it out.

Hezekiah - I Predict A Riot (Clean Version for DJ's)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

LL Cool J 'Old Spice Swagger' ad

Wow. Didn't know dude could get any cornier.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sticky Fingaz Russian Roulette

It's official. Dude is crazy.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Inverse - Keys to the City - LA

Inverse - Keys to the City - LA from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

The homies Inverse (what up Tunj?) done did their thing on the latest Keys To The City. Peep the description:

"Inverse gives you an insider's tour of the finer restaurants that populate the City of Angels such as Tito’s Tacos and IN-N-OUT Burger, all while shedding some light on their backstory. As Los Angeles brims with the talented new voices it’s inspired, Inverse takes the lead and treats us to a set of fresh acapellas. If you like what you hear, cop the So True EP on iTunes or Amazon and support independent artists."

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Model Feature: Erica R

Erica Rutledge is a 26 year old college student who also models for fun and exposure. Currently, she is a Health Science student, but will start nursing school within a year. Erica already has a Bachelor's from the University of South Carolina in Broadcast Journalism. Erica works for the state full-time and part-time at her local mall. In her spare time, Erica enjoys shopping, traveling, exercising, cooking, and watching Lifetime Movie Network. Something that you may not know about this bombshell is that she can speak French and she is West Indian, African American, and Native American.

DJ Grain: What’s your name?
Erica: Erica R.

DJ Grain: Where are you from?
Erica: I'm from all over. I am a military brat, so I consider myself from everywhere. My father was in the Air Force. We traveled as far as Panama, and we were stationed in Columbus, MS. Then, we were stationed lastly in Charleston AFB, SC. Originally, I am from Montevallo, Alabama, and I was born in Montgomery, Alabama.

DJ Grain: How many years have you been modeling?
Erica: I have modeled ever since 1998 in fashion shows and stuff. But, I started to be serious about it after I graduated from college in 2004 with a Bachelor's in Journalism.

DJ Grain: What are the misconceptions people commonly have about models that are untrue?
Erica: Well, some people are stupid enough to think that we're all stuck up and that we're loose which is so untrue. I do know of some models that fit that criteria, but I am totally opposite. Some people also think that we strip or that we do escort services...lol! I am sort of nerdy but sexy at the same time.

DJ Grain: What shows, videos, magazines, etc. have you been featured in?
Erica: I was featured mainly in magazines, like Sweets Magazine, Source Magazine, Don Diva Magazine, CandiJewels Magazine, BET.com's B-Girl web feature, Seagram's Gin 2008 Calendar Feature Model, and Fyne Dymez 2008 Lingerie Magazine feature. I was in an old underground music video called, "Say What" a few years back, but I don't think it ever made it to BET as promised :(. I do want to be in more videos, however, I live in South Carolina and all of the videos are shot in Atlanta. I do plan to make a trip to some auditions in between school and work.

DJ Grain: What photographers have you worked with?
Erica: The wonderful Shawn Dowdell, Energetice Scott Krause, talented Majiq (David Blayne) from PhotoMajiq, Emanuel Photo, arsty and bizarre Kevin Stewart, Atlanta's own Paul Lawson, Glenn from Complex Photo, David from Visual Cocktail, and nice ole-Martin Drysdale.

DJ Grain: What photographers would you like to work with?
Erica: I would like to work with Maya Guez, Jarek James, Craig Sims, Frank Antonio, Leo Marshall, Raquel Riley Thomas, Craig Huey, Laurens Antoine, and the list can go on and on!

DJ Grain: Can you describe the grind of a model trying to break into the industry?
Erica: Someone who plasters themselves all over MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Also one who creates a website to market themselves. Honestly, I kinda slack up on my grind, because of school. I'm pursing a career in nursing and it takes up all my time. But I do communicate with my fans online via my personal website www.experienceerica.com and on www.myspace.com/ericarutledge.

DJ Grain: Any words for the ladies out there that have aspirations of entering the modeling industry?
Erica: My advice for aspiring models is to think smart and stay away from "too good to be true" offers! I was scammed once, so I learned my lesson. I wouldn't want anyone else to have to go through the same thing that I experienced. Also, beware of some men that claim they are professional photographers, because a lot of them are just trying to get a quick nut. It's sad, but it's true. Oh yea...also ladies need to understand that if they want to be taken seriously in the business that they must have perfect photos. In order to be booked, clients like to see photos that show the "real" you and they have to be professional, unless if they only want a recent snapshot. So, aspiring models should invest in a good photoshoot. They won't have to drop a grand for a photo shoot, but somewhere in between $250-$500 for a credible one.

DJ Grain: How can people contact you for booking?
Erica: If anyone is interested in booking, they should contact me at my website www.experienceerica.com or at caramelledfancy@gmail.com. Also, they can go by and add me as a friend on www.myspace.com/ericarutledge.

"THE SETUP" Eternia & MoSS - Road to Release: Episode #2 Feat. DJ PREMIER

The homegirl Eternia is back again with the second video in the series of vlogs leading up to the release of her LP with MoSS...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

R. Kelly - Real Talk


Napoleon Bonamite

Wax and EOM: "Music and Liquor" (Director's Cut)

Wax & EOM just released their second music video from their album Liquid Courage, which came out last fall. The new video is for the song "Music & Liquor" and is ridic. Peep!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Shaq Sends Kobe His Props

Recently after Kobe Bryant and the Lakers captured their fourth championship of decade, quite easily I say... Shaq twittered his congratulations to his former teammate Kobe. Lol.


Here's what he said:

"Congratulations kobe, u deserve it. You played great. Enjoy it my man enjoy it. And i know what yur sayin rt now "Shaq how my ass taste"


Last night it was also reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers are on the pursuit for Shaq's services. Could It Be 2010 Shaq Vs Kobe in the finals? Waddaya reckon??

Monday, June 15, 2009

It's Homo Tuesday!

So you're gonna just sit there, press play, and enjoy what might just be the gayest Prince song ever. It's also my favourite, right now at least. I couldn't find the actual music video anywhere, but that probably doesn't have Prince rocking pink fur. Sure, he'd probably be wearing something just as homo but the peacocking (look it up) definitely got him lots of pussy. Penis too.

Alright I'll be honest... I think Prince is actually comparing a romantic man/woman relationship to a platonic woman/woman relationship. It's still gay. I still love it.

And all the above is acceptable for me (and anyone else) to say on Homo Tuesday. Thanks for reading.

50 Cent To Drop "Street Album" on the 23rd

50 Cent says he's dropping a project called War Angel next Tuesday on ThisIs50.com. According to 50, the War Angel LP is more a street album than a mixtape.

“When you hear it, out of all the material I put on the street, you’re gonna say that’s the best body of work I put out in the mixtape circuit, period," he told MTV. "The way the mood of music is right now, when they hear what this is, they’ll say, ‘That’s what we needed.’"

50 Cent - War Angel LP

50 Cent also announced more projects coming.
“I have two other tapes to follow it,” he revealed. “Fourth of July, Sincerely Southside Part 2 coming out with mostly ’90s music on it. Timeless music, classic hit records. Then, after that, there’s a G-Unit mixtape. It’s actually untitled. I’ll be finished with it in the next day or so.”

Here's 50 Cent talking about the project - Watch out for the TRIPPER intro.. lol


Nobody Famous + Dasha: Don't Act Like I Never Told You Part 2‏

Nobody Famous and Dasha

"Don't Act Like I Never Told You" from Nobody Famous has been doing extremely well since we released the single/video three weeks ago on HiPNOTT Records. Over 40 blogs/websites picked it up and I want to personally thank all of you for its success. As announced last week, Order Up! Volume 3 now has an official release date of July 28.

The next leak off the album is the official remix, "Don't Act Like I Didn't Tell You Part 2", featuring the lovely, talented Dasha. It's more or less an answer record to the original song. Dasha is currently putting the finishing touches on her debut EP, which is totally produced by G.C. You should hear that before the end of the summer, which will lead up to her debut album this fall.

And let's not forget the remix contest we held for "Don't Act Like I Never Told You." Over 30 remixes were submitted, with all different types of styles. Ultimately we decided on the remix from Dario as the official B-Side to "Don't Act Like I Never Told You Part 2". Congratulations Dario and thanks to everyone who participated! Don't forget, you can still purchase the original version via iTunes and Amazon.com.


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Facebook Rap

This is real.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Jay-Z and Eminem perform 'Renegade' in LA last week

Shit audio, but fucking wow.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Nickelus F / Portishead - R.A.R.E. (Reliving A Real Experience)

If you have even a passing interest in both Hip Hop and Trip Hop you need to check out the sampler for this new project.

Nickelus F from Richmond, VA, has used some of his favourite Portishead tracks as inspiration for his latest musical creation. He adds well placed verses which only serve to add to the musical trip Portishead already took us on. Nickelus F really nails each track on this sampler. Can't wait for the full release.

Download here: Nickelus F / Portishead - R.A.R.E. (Sampler)

Tsimfuckis - the next big thing on the internet


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Model Cherelle J Extras

Now that school is out my homegirl the lovely Ms. Cherelle J is on the grind. Check out these new photos they are fresh off the press.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mary J. Blige & K-Ci - I Don't Wanna Do Anything Else LIVE (1993)

Throwback! I LOVE Mary. This is too dope for words. Damn I miss early to mid-90's R&B.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

“Wrestlemania in Queens” Eternia & MoSS AT LAST Road to Release Day

Big ups to the homegirl Eternia! Peep the first video blog in the lead up to her next album with MoSS. This is finna be a big one.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Model Feature: Cherelle J

This week I am proud to present Ms. Cherelle J, reppin the west coast to the fullest, Riverside, CA to be exact. In her one short year of modeling she has been featured on several club flyers and even been the leading lady in the fashion show at her college. Ms. Cherelle does indeed have a bright future ahead. In between shoots and a busy school schedule, Cherelle found the time to drop a little light on modeling and the industry. Check out the interview below.

DJ Grain: What’s your name?
Cherelle: Cherelle J aka SoHollywood.

DJ Grain: Where are you from?
Cherelle: I am originally from Riverside, CA but now I reside in Fresno, CA because it is a good place where I can finish school and get that under my belt before moving to LA.

DJ Grain: How many years have you been modeling?
Cherelle: Ive been modeling for about a year now.

DJ Grain: What are the misconceptions people commonly have about models that are untrue?
Cherelle: A big misconception about models is that we are all stupid and anorexic. I personally have always been very into school and take pride in my education and I have also been naturally slim all my life without starving myself, anyone who knows me knows that food is probably my best friend lol.

DJ Grain: What shows, videos, magazines, etc. have you been featured in?
Cherelle: I havent been featured in any videos or magazines....YET.

DJ Grain: What photographers have you worked with?
Cherelle: I have worked with Feather Da-Wyz, Aubre Cummings of Studio5nine photography and Ken of Kens photos.

DJ Grain: What photographers would you like to work with?
Cherelle: I want to work with photographers who have strong unique fierce images, portray me in the best light possible and who can help me build my portfolio.

DJ Grain: Can you describe the grind of a model trying to break into the industry?
Cherelle: It is definitely not as easy as you think. You start out trying to get booked for something but don’t have any professional photos to show to even get booked. And if you do want some good photos to start with, you’re going to have to pay about two to four hundred for them. Most people don’t have that kind of money so you’re looking for someone to shoot you for free. And if u get lucky enough to find someone they expect you to know everything, how to pose, how to work your face etc. and some photographers are ass holes, you get critiqued on every part of your body and the industry is not nice with their comments at all. You really have to have a tough skin and brush off the things they say because it can really get to you and ruin your self esteem.

DJ Grain: Any words for the ladies out there that have aspirations of entering the modeling industry?
Cherelle: Its not about what you know its about who you know! Yes I’m intelligent but intelligence doesn’t get good pictures. Be sociable and outgoing with people, network your butt off and get people on your side who can help you, other people know people so the bigger your circle of hard working positive individuals, the farther you will get.

DJ Grain: How can people contact you for booking?
Cherelle: I can be reached through my:
MySpace 1
MySpace 2

Emilio Rojas on the Tony Touch Show

Caught this dope Emilio spot on the Tony Toca Show, and he just flows and flows. God damn son!

Mos Def x Self Scientfic

Mos Def stops through the Prohibit NYC store and got to hear some of the new Self Scientific album. Damn, I’m beyond jealous right now… Self Sci is one of the dopest emce/producer duos out there. Chace & Khalil? Sheeeeeit! The joint playing is called Jetski, and might not even make the final cut. So Chace… if it doesn’t, I better get an email with the damn .mp3 haha! And despite internet rumors, Mos Def is still dropping The Ecstatic next week so be sure to support that real hip hop!

Courtesy of 2dopeboyz.com

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Movement Fam Blog on your i-Phone!?!?

Bloggers, what it do? Mac geeks, what's crackin? i-Phone, i-Pod Touch rockers... LISTEN UP!!!

I stumbled across this site on the lovely Google after a mate told me how to crack or "JailBreak" my i-Phone.. ahem.

Now, everyone that has an i-Phone or i-Pod Touch can make links on their Home Screen for their favourite pages on the web.


I found something REALLY sick for our regular visitors, and new comers to the blog can use, so they can keep in touch with us on the run, anytime, from their i-Phone's! I made a nice 'lil logo for yall to add too :) Aawww...

Go here & watch the video:

Then and ADD this .png file to it below, so it looks all pretty for yall!
(looks like this)

Any issues,

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Nas and Maxwell Twitter Party

Check this shit out...Nas and Maxwell got their whore on with some ladies in Turks and Caicos (I'm assuming it's an island or something), and Maxwell decided to Tweet about it. Busted, bro. I think Kelis is finna know about this, somehow.

Big ups to Micnificent for the link!

Nas and Maxwell


Nas, Maxwell and whores

Blackstar - 'Definition' LIVE in May 2009

Oh shit. Looks like Blackstar are back at it again. Mos and Kweli reunited for this show a couple days back in Times Square, NYC. Wooooo!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

CunninLynguists - K.K.K.Y.

This is an oldie, I know, but I only caught this video yesterday. Illest beat, so ridic.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Kevin Nottingham.com Mixtape May 2009

Kevin Nottingham.com Mixtape May 2009

Since the homie Kev gets soooo many joints sent to him every month, some of y'all might be aware that he now puts together a monthly mixtape with the best of the leaked joints. This month is a cracker, with two discs of pure heat. Check the track list:

Download Kevin Nottingham.com Mixtape May 2009


01 - Finale - A Pipe Dream And A Promise [prod by Oddisee]
02 - Donny Goines - Make Me Feel (feat. Emilio Rojas)
03 - Reflection Eternal - Back Again
04 - Kev Turner - Feel Free Ta Spit (feat. MaG, Fokis & Causi) [prod by J-Slant]
05 - Damu The Fudgemunk - Same Beat
06 - Pete Rock - Just A Word Or Two
07 - SoulStice - Unfold (feat. Oddisee)
08 - Nobody Famous - Mocha Soul (Remix feat. Convinced, H.O.P.E., Lite & El Prez)
09 - Tanya Morgan - Morgan Blu (feat. Blu)
10 - Blaq Poet - Hate (feat. N.O.R.E.) [prod by DJ Premier]
11 - DJ Soulclap - Change (feat. Punchline & Wyldbunch)
12 - Saigon - Change Gon Come
13 - Marco Polo & Torae - Hold Up (feat. Masta Ace & Sean Price)
14 - DJ K.O. - Start It All Over (14KT Remix feat. Skyzoo, Emilio Rojas & Median)
15 - Roddy Rod - This Time Around (feat. Phonte & Carlitta Durand)


16 - Empire - Underground
17 - CunninLynguists - Never Come Down (The Brownie Song)
18 - Krumb Snatcha - Yesterday (prod. Pete Rock)
19 - Kaze - Fresh (feat. Mr. Mohalyn) [prod by 9th Wonder]
20 - Dynas - Point of View [prod by 9th Wonder]
21 - J57 - Lights Out (feat. Skyzoo) [prod by J57]
22 - JD Riggz - Businessmen (feat. Emilio Rojas)
23 - SoulStice - Beyond Borders (feat. Supastition & Angelina)
24 - DJ Soulclap - B-Boy (feat. K. Sparks & Donny Goines)
25 - Phoenix Jones - Family Guy
26 - Classified - Up All Night
27 - Julian Marley - Violence In The Streets (feat. Damian Marley)
28 - Mos Def - Casa Bey
29 - Malicious - Anything
30 - Talib Kweli - Keep In The Pockets (Kero One Remix)
31 - Nicolay - Nautilus

T.I.'s Farewell Concert

The Kenny Burns Show: TI's Farewell Concert from KENNY BURNS on Vimeo.