The rumors of my blogging death are just that, rumors spread by fearful editors and music associates who have missed my online ramblings. While I have had several drafts of posts that were meant to hit my beloved RRG page, they all fell to the wayside, due to poor topic choices with short shelf life or my own shortage of memory.
I have been meaning to write to you all, my BC buddies and online readers. The world moves way too fast these days! Your favorite B-Boy Blogger is close to being out of the loop, and all in the mix at the same time, with way too much information being sent my way and going untold to you, my loyal RRG readers! This is yet another attempt to catch up to speed with you all here at the mighty BC compound! Let me get right into it by giving you my two cents' worth on the latest coolness and another dose of Super LQ.
Hopefully you have been catching up with the latest editions of The Cyber Mix Tape Show. The past few episodes have been incredible, filled with hip-hop goodness to the core, new music, and fun chat sessions. Stay tuned to the show, as we have some hot events and programs lined up for that in the next weeks.
I am trying to catch up on all the other shows that are currently kicking major azz in the Blogcritics Radio Network! Much props to Glosslip for their amazing shows on Scientology and the controversy surrounding the church! The shows on BTR and Blogcritics Radio Network get better and better; with BlogTalkRadio being added to iTunes radio channel, it's only a matter of time before they will be available wherever you go!
Shirt King Phade stopped by the show and took the online listeners down hip-hop memory lane. Since he was there and helped mold the look of Golden Era hip-hop, you know he has some stories to tell! From hanging with a young Jay-Z, to touring with Reic B & Rakim, to witnessing some of the greatest rappers hone their craft, Shirt King Phade is a legend in the game!Tune into the Cyber Mix Tape Show, part of the Blogcritics Radio Network, for more great interviews and music!
I am also working on a new online video show, to be shown on Music&Strength TV! We are kicking a few names around, and getting footage ready. I plan on bringing a video version of The Cyber Mix Tape Show. Expect nothing but the best clips as I am going to dig deep in the crates for ya! I'm talking rare news footage, interviews, shorts, and visuals from every genre possible! I promise you will not want to miss that, so stay tuned.
I wont even go into the musical alter ego life that ya favorite B-Boy blogger has! Let's just say that I am keeping busy with everything an will be in a town near you soon! Take a look at the YouTube clips and links in the Kayaro section below, to see what we have going on. Hope to see you at one of the events soon! Send us a shout and spread the word. So with no more delay, check the rhyme ya'll!
Word On The Street
Obama’s Words About Hip Hop & The Response from Haters: Found this at Davey D's MySpace blog, a little rundown on the topic of hip-hop and Barack Obama. Interesting read as is all of his blog post, including the interviews with Immortal Technique!
It's been so long since my last post, that I thought I'd start off with an AV Pick section. I am listening to tons of hot iddish these days, as I organize my playlist for Cyber Mix Tape, yet another reason that I don't finish reviews on time! If you are in PR and send me something that I forgot to write about, my apologies. I'm too busy playing the hell out of your shit to actually write about it, but know that I do love it! Here are a few of these type of releases, with some other goodies thrown in for good measure.
Be on the lookout for the new CD from Achozen, the super group that combines hard rock edge with hip-hop swagger! Shavo Odadjian from System Of A Down and RZA of The Wu-Tang Clan joined forces, along with Kinetic 9 and Reverend William Burke. The new album is almost done and will be ready by mid-summer. Stay tuned for more news in the coming weeks, and check the MySpace page and UrSession.com for an exclusive sneak peek of their first single, "Deuces".
K'naan hits the road: The Dusty Foot Philosopher is about to get some more dust between his toes, as he sets out on a massive summer tour, hitting spots from Tennessee to San Fransisco. If your not up on K'naan and his global vibe, click the links below to get a good idea of what you have been missing. The highly praised, music award winner is all about positivity, and strong messages in his music. Make sure you check him out soon!
K'naan festival dates:
June 14 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – Manchester, Tennessee
July 19 – Star Belly Jam Music Festival – Crawford Bay, British Columbia
August 1 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, Illinois
August 8 – Edmonton Folk Music Festival – Edmonton, Alberta
August 9 – All Points West Music & Arts Festival – Jersey City, New Jersey
August 23 – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival – San Francisco, California
The Game releases new MP3s! The West Coast kingpin has a lot on his plate right now. With a new album on the way, you can expect heat from Chuck Taylor. Check out his single, "Big Dreams", produced by Cool & Dre, and the radio ready Pain with ft. Keyshia Cole at DubCNN.com!
Pete Rock is giving away free instrumental versions off his new album NY's Finest! The hip-hop icon has crafted some of the most loved songs in rap, and he continues to blaze the boards with his latest effort. His latest album on Nature Sounds features guest vocals from The L.O.X, Jim Jones, Little Brother, Slum Village, Redman, and several members of the Wu-Tang Clan. The exclusive download comes with unreleased instrumentals as well, perfect for DJs who pride themselves on having hard-to-find gems! Hit up Nature Sounds for the full download, and check the link below for instrumental MP3s of "914", "PJs", "We Roll", and "Till I Retire."
Download Pete Rock Instrumentals
Do Tha Bussa Buss: Busta Rhymes is set to release some more King Kong Bigfoot hip-hop funk! He has a single, "Don't Touch Me (Throw Da Water On 'Em)", burning up the rap mixsets. Word is that Busta will team up with Linkin Park for the single "We Made It".
50 Cent gets his chain stolen, while performing on stage in Africa!