Thursday, April 30, 2009

DON CANNON X COOL KIDS






Peep the trio as they discuss upcoming mixtape project.

THURSDAY MORNING THROWDOWN::THE TONY ATLAS EDITION



Hailing from Roanoke Virginia,i used to love when they said that...SUPER MAN TONY ATLAS!

WEST COAST WEDNESDAYS(I KNOW ITS THURDAY...IM LATE)



West Up Bloggers
1st of shoutout to my man DJ Mars, The Superfriends, and The FCC, for
a great I Love NYC part last weekend. Hopefully there will be a I Love
LA Party in the works real soon!!! Now tothe West Coast and I wanted
to take it to the R&B tip for a few weeks. Actually I wanted to
DEDICATE THIS TO MY HOMIES IN THE GANGSTA LEAN!!!! They had a one hit,
but it was the Gangster answer to Boyz II Men "End of the Road". Here
is DRS- Gangsta Lean (This is for my Homies)

WU HU...ONLY BUILT FOR CUBAN LINKS PT. 2



The return of the purple tape. The most colorful rappers in the game...lets bring back that old New York rap!

ARSENIO HALL X TRIBE X LEADERS



No doubt about this clip.Arsenio may have seemed corny but his show was hot...very hot,and the brother stood for something.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Top 5 things wrong with Atlanta Nightlife X Dj Self


What's good party people,back to another week of the www.historyofmixtapes.com. I think its safe to say that the weather has finally broken for good in Atlanta. Spring//Summer is here for the duration. Which in turn means the club season is in full gear. All that being said my next topic is a question I've been asked several times. That is,"what's wrong with the club scene in the A"? I'm sure a lot of you may have been wondering the same thing. Well here's my .05 cents worth. Yup,.05 cents. I have 5 reasons why the club scene in Atlanta has fallen off.

1-The audience isnt musically aggressive. At most of the clubs,most people only want to hear what's on the radio. After a while the night becomes predictable. The radio only plays a limited amount of music,don't make the club scene the same way. If the audience opens there minds then the dj's can and will open there crates.

2-Too many unqualified participants are involved. Just because you've hacked into someones database and stole there email list doesn't make you a promoter. Just because you've got yourself a Serato set up doesn't make you a dj. Its hard to test people before they enter the game,but there are too many of those who don't belong here working here.

3-Promoters and dj's are scared of the audience. At some point you have to say f*ck what they say I'm going to make them follow me. I've seen to many promoters rush to the booth petrified because some chick told him she wanted to hear Beyonce while I was playing Biggie. If your party has value the people won't leave. If the dj knows what he's doing than he should be able to get around that curve.

4-Some promoters don't really care about there customers. I'm being totally honest with this one. They really don't offer anything in the way of value for the dollar they charge.

5-The radio controls the clubs. Radio stations in some cities are like corporate entities,once they take over the flavor vanishes. In some instances when you go out and party,you want to feel special. You don't want to feel like your at a gym jam. You don't want to feel like the entire world knows about it. I'm far from an elitist but I would like some exclusivity when I party. That's what made some of best clubs so dope,the fact that not everyone was privy to them.

I can go on for days and days about this but I'm sure you want to hear about this weeks mixtape download. Well this week we feature the "Prince of New York,Dj Self". Today Self is more of a party dj than mixtape dj, but for those of you who knew Self from day one...really know what time it is. A classic example of his best of series,we have Canibus vs. Dmx. In the 90's they had Ny street hip hop in a choke hold. A real dj,Self used to come through with the illest mixtapes. As ai say every week,download now and thank me later.

CLICK HERE

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

DJ(INTERNATIONAL)EXCEL


WATCH TRUE LIFE DJ'S REALITY SHOW - Episode 1 "The Real Life of an International DJ" from International TV on Vimeo.

One of my many dj inspirations...this dude gets it in,HEAVY...his success has helped me,thanks bro. There's room out here for everybody!

THE HISTORY OF THE ZULU NATION



Its very easy to say that the Zulu Nation helped push hip hop along in its early days. This is a clear example of when keeping it real finally goes right!

SEAN FAYLON...BIG CITY LIGHTS...DIRECTED BY DIWANG



Directed by the homie DIWANG...another undeground A-town classic!

THE DIABOLICAL BIZ MARKIE



Sometimes i think the japanese love hip hop more than we do...check out the commercial.

BEAT STREET//BATTLE CRY



One of my favorite scenes in the movie...BATTLE CRY...this is whats hip hop was back then!

DJ CASH MONEY(BATTLE SOUNDS EXCERPTS)

DAME DASH VS. DEF JAM

DC X STANDARD=A DOPE ASS COLLABO






Artwork by DC Shoes, Inc.
We are proud to announce our first collaboration between DC Shoes and Standard. Please stay tuned for more info
on the release of these shoes. For more views click the image above, and the press release is listed below.

After years of having their feet planted firmly in the Atlanta lifestyle market, Standard opened the doors to it’s second location in Lenox Square. To commemorate the expansion, Standard has partnered up American footwear giant DC Shoes for their first collaborative efforts. The goal in this collaboration was to represent design elements that have always been strongly present in the motif of Standard. The true red color embodies the strong presence of red accents at both locations along with the green laces and insole, which represent the artificial turf that covers the floor at the new store, as well as the live turf used at various events at the original location.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

DJ ROBO VS. KID CAPRI

THINGS I LIKE ON MY FEET::THE NEW BALANCE EDITION...I LOVE THESE






The hoopla surrounding the three headed collaboration project between Stussy, UNDFTD, and realmad HECTIC continues as we get a closer look into the collection. The lineup, consisting of three MT580 New Balance models, pair up a flashy metallic finish amongst several interesting details which include gradient midsoles, camouflage lining, and personalized lace locks. A release is scheduled for April 29th at Undefeated Japan Stores.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dj Jelly X Heaven Photo Recap


What's good party people,its almost may 1st. I know you all are like,what's so important about may 1st? Its the day X-Men Origins hits the silver screen. I'm a superhero movie fanatic, so next friday you will catch me at somebodys theater on opening day.

Next on the line up this past fridays edition of "HEAVEN". Its a beautiful thing when people appreciate the difference that me and my team bring to the table. Words can't describe the energy that was in the building. Imagine a room full of music lovers all bouncing to the beat. We are in the process of putting the finishing touches to the recording of the party. Once we upload it,we will definetly make it available for download via www.historyofmixtapes.com. But for now you can view the link to peep the party(thanks Ravi).

Click Here To See Pictures From www.nightlifelink.com

Click Here To See Pictures From www.exclusiveaccess.net

On to todays mixtape business. When you talk aout mixtapes in the south you can't talk about them with out mentioning DJ JELLY. The business model behind Dj Jelly and his Oomp Camp crew is like that of any one of the fortune 500 companies that call Atlanta home. Not only are they the biggest selling dj's in Atlanta,they are the only dj's with there own retail chain. So instead of worrying about putting tapes out on consignment. These brothers controlled there own destiny by owning 3 stores on the southwest side of Atl. Keep in mind,these stores still exist. I'm not going to get into the beef that existed on this particular Jelly tape. Let's just say as one dynasty ended,another one began. Once again,download now and thank me later!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD MIXTAPE

Sunday, April 19, 2009

KID CAPRI X SCRATCH X GREENLANTERN










Three kings,all though a lil old...the interview is well worth the watch.

FAB 5 FREDDY FRIDAYS

THURSDAY MORNING THROWDOWN

RAE THE CHEF X ONFUMES.COM







One of my favorite members of the Wu-Tang Clan,Raekwon The Chef. Enjoy the classics,big shout to onfumes.com

WEST COAST WEDNESDAYS::DRE X SNOOP X ARSENIO









Taking it back with a live performance from Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre on
the Arsenio Hall Show. The Arsenio Hall Show was an Emmy Award winning
talk show that aired late weeknights in syndication from January 2,
1989 to May 27, 1994, and starred comedian/actor Arsenio Hall. Great
performance, Great show. The question is why did it come off the
air??? I still never knew why!!!!

THINGS I LIKE ON MY FEET::THE ADIDAS FALL 2009 EDITION







For the upcoming Fall/Winter season, adidas preview a large selection of sneakers from their wide range of sublines including adidas Skateboarding. The sneakers feature a variety of materials with vibrant and subdued colorways. There are definitely a good amount of surprises in store for the latter part of 2009. Info courtesy of hypebeast.com.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009

ATTENTION PLEASE::ALL FOLLOWERS OF THIS BLOG,PLEASE WATCH THIS POST!


FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DONT KNOW,THIS IS MY HOMETOWN...SPRINGFIELD MASS!

The tragic suicide of a Springfield 11-year old was the topic of discussion Tuesday on the CNN show, Anderson Cooper 360. The segment touched on Carl's reported bullying and discussed 
the taunts and threats from other students at New Leadership Charter School, who made fun of him, insulted the way he dressed and called him gay.

His mother, Sirdeaner L. Walker, has said since her son's death that, despite constant contact with the school regarding her son's bullying, nothing was done to stop it.

Walker-Hoover hanged himself at his Springfield home April 6 after complaining of bullying by classmates. His mother, Sirdeaner L. Walker, was interviewed on the program, which is followed by a discussion of childhood bullying with Thomas Krever of the Hetrick-Martin Institute in Manhattan.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

THE HISTORY OF IT ALL...MIXTAPES THAT IS

What's good party people, you already know what it is. The www.historyofmixtapes.com crew is back in the building. And since the family is growing at a fast pace I'm going to do you all a favor. I'm going to repost several early mixtapes. Yup,I appreciate the support that you all have given me so far. Especially my online community who continue to push the envelope for me(mfizzel x tapemaster).

So what we are going to do is have a www.historyofmixtapes.com roll call. That's right,Kid Capri,S&S,Doo Wop,Tony Touch,Heaven,Dj Mars,Clue,Brucie B,plus some special surprises. As always,download now and thank me later.

Dj Permier - Crooklyn Cuts part 4

Doo Wop - Summer Jams 96

Tony Touch - Power Cyphr 2

Red Alert - 90.7 (radio mix)

Kid Capri - Old School part 2

Funk Master flex - Hot 97 radio mix

DJ S&S - Something for that Ass part

Stevie Wonder Heaven Mix

Dj Whoo Kid & Lloyd banks - G UNIT MONEY IN THE BANK

Kid Capri - DOO WOP DIS TAPE

Brucie B - Live from the Rooftop SIDE 1

Brucie B - Live from the Rooftop SIDE 2

Sunday, April 12, 2009

THE HEAVENLY RENAISSANCE PRESENTS::I LOVE NEW YORK










THE HEAVENLY RENAISSANCE
PRESENTS
I LOVE NEW YORK
A TRIBUTE TO THE CITY THAT ALWAYS PARTIES,& NEVER SLEEPS

Have you ever been to The Tunnel,have you ever partied at the Rink,what about Cheetahs,or maybe even Joe's Pub. Well next friday night, The Heaven crew is going to take you on an upnorth trip. Every borough,every hood,every block in New York City has there own distinct flavor, and on April 17th we are going to ride through every single one of them.

New York's musical family tree spans from Tito Puente jr. to Jay Z,from Grand Puba Maxwell to Maxwell. Are we going to be on some Brooklyn bullshit,you are damn right. Are we going to take the A-train all the way uptown to the Polo Grounds...YUP! The night is set,you just need to prepare yourself for what's going to happen. Here's a quick survival guide to making it through the special edition of "HEAVEN":

1-Put on Mary J. Blige's "What's the 411" album and remember the days when the hottest shoe in a woman's closet was a pair of $54.11's!

2-Download any mixtape from www.historyofmixtapes.com,especially Kid Capri's Old School Pt.2. You will most definetly be on some Uptown Shit!

3-Think of the top 5 songs you can't stand rite now,and kiss them goodbye because you will not hear them at "Heaven".

4-Eat your Wheaties,drink your protein shakes,and take your Viagra. Because friday night you are going to party as if your life depended on it!

5-Convince 5 of you friends to come with you friday night. Noone in New York parties by themselves,and niether should you. Go where everybody knows your name!

See yall suckas friday night. Doors open at 10pm. 595 North Lounge is the place,make sure you are in the building!
DJ MARS
Saturday, April 11, 2009

ALOT OF THINGS I LIKE ON MY FEET::THE AIR FORCE ONES EDITION



Ive had the opportunity to visit the Nike campus,and it was amazing. The history,the story,the shoe collection...absolutely amazing...one love to my nike crew!
Friday, April 10, 2009

DOUBLE TROUBLE VS. NAS & AZ



For those who dont know where this came from,heres a taste of the bass for you. One of my favorite scenes in the classic movie,WILDSTYLE!

GRANDMASTER FLASH VS. JAM MASTER JAY



The reason why i loved MTV,when they cover hip hop they do it right...why can't our network be like this!

FAB 5 FREDDY FRIDAYS



One of greatest hip hop journalists ever...FAB 5 FREDDY FRIDAYS!

THURSDAY MORNING THROWDOWN::JESSE"THE BODY"VENTURA



One of the wildest characters in the game,now governor.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

WEST COAST WEDNESDAYS::LET ME PUT U IN THE GAME!



he Game, is a rapper from Compton, California . He rose to fame in
2005 with the success of his debut album, The Documentary, and his two
Grammy nominations. Since then, he is considered to be a driving force
in bringing back the West Coast hip hop scene and competing with many
of his East Coast counterparts. Originally Sean Combs of Bad Boy
Records was going to sign him to his label,but The Game's mixtape
found the attention of famed producer Dr. Dre, who signed him to
Aftermath Entertainment in 2003. The rest is HISTORY.....

The Game- Put You in the Game

THE KOOL GENIUS OF RAP...!




As part of the golden-age MC-and-DJ tandem Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, the "Kool Genius of Rap" enjoyed a successful and, above all, influential run during the late '80s and early '90s before embarking on a fitful solo career. Born Nathaniel Wilson on July 20, 1968, in Queens, NY, Kool G Rap debuted in 1986 on Cold Chillin' Records with the It's a Demo/I'm Fly 12" single, produced by Marley Marl and billed to "DJ Polo & Kool G Rap" (the rapper's name would later come first, before the DJ's). A couple further singles followed — Rikers Island/Rhyme Thyme (1987), Poison (1988) — along with a Kool G Rap feature on Marley Marl's Juice Crew classic The Symphony (1988), before Kool G Rap & DJ Polo released their debut album, Road to the Riches (1989), on Cold Chillin'. Featuring each of their previously released singles, along with a couple new ones ("Road to the Riches," "Truly Yours"), Road to the Riches was a remarkable debut and proved highly influential. Two subsequent Kool G Rap & DJ Polo albums, Wanted: Dead or Alive (1990) and Live and Let Die (1991), proved similarly influential and, though they tend to be less celebrated than Road to the Riches, are widely considered classics of the genre and are arguably better albums than the duo's debut.

Kool G Rap embarked on a solo career at this point, releasing 4, 5, 6 (1995) on Cold Chillin'. He released his second solo album, Roots of Evil (1998), on Illstreet Records, for Cold Chillin' had ceased operations. The latter album was not well received, at least relative to Kool G Rap's albums on Cold Chillin', and the rapper took some time off to regroup. He returned in 2000 with a promising 12" EP for Rawkus, The Streets, and then another, My Life, in 2001. Rawkus planned to release a full-length album by Kool G Rap, The Giancana Story, in fall 2001; however, when the label was abruptly shuttered and sold to MCA Records, the album didn't get released until over a year later, in November 2002, on Koch Records. Following this unfortunate turn of events, Kool G Rap went the independent route, releasing a collaborative album, Click of Respect (2003), on Blaze the World Records. Few heard that album, which was the last release by Kool G Rap for several years. It wasn't the last heard of the rapper, though, as he popped up on guest features now and then, most memorably alongside Big Daddy Kane on both the Roots' "Boom!" (2004) and UGK's "Next Up" (2007).

THINGS I LIKE ON MY FEET::THE ADIDAS EDITION







Jeremy Scott continues his collaboration alongside adidas with a load of upcoming designs for the new season. Alongside his usual brand of avant-garde stylings, adiFans gives us a look into new sneaker samples set to release in the latter part of 2009. Amongst the interesting array of styles is his signature wings sneaker in a tonal black and silver colorway alongside a neon double-tongue hi-top accompanied by a few other unique styles featuring crazy patterns throughout.



THE KENNY BURNS SHOW


The Kenny Burns Show: Rock Fashion Weekend & WMC from KENNY BURNS on Vimeo.
Monday, April 6, 2009

THE HEAVENLY RENAISSANCE PRESENTS::I LOVE NEW YORK




The Heavenly Renaissance Presents
"I love New York"

Friday April 17,2009 at 595 North

Express train takes off@10pm

Turntable flavor by
DJ DOC//SHAKIM//DJ MARS
Hosted by
THE WILD AFRIKAN::TAI BOOGIE

Come celebrate the sounds of the city so nice they named it twice...Ny,Ny! Every neighborhood in New York has it's own distinct flavor and sound. This particular Heaven will perfectly exemplify those differences. If you lived in Spanish Harlem you may have grown up listening to Tito Puente jr. If you are from Long Island you may be a De la Soul fan. New York's musical scope spans beyond Biggie,Jay Z,and Nas. But we are going to include them too. Will you hear a bunch of reggae,of course. Are we going to dig in the crates and play some house music,hell yeah. I can go on for days and brag about how big this party is going to be. You already know that. Ill just let the music do the talking. Do yourself a favor and download theses 3 special mixes,put together by Dj Doc and myself.




DJ CLUE::THE QUESTION MARK MAN





What's good world,the games most well travelled dj is back in the building. Speaking of buildings,I had an opportunity to visit the Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregan. I've seen a lot in my lifetime but this was one of those breath taking moments. Its always a great pleasure to learn the history of things,especially those of which I am a fan of. So to learn that Nike was started with barely $1000 is amazing to me. To also find out that the second half Nike's campus was built based on the success of the Jordan brand,proved how urban culture influences the corporate structure. Big shout out to my entire Nike crew,Omar,Astor,Dawn,Reggie,Marcus,Fatz,Nina,Shannon,Dorinda,Will,and everyone else with whom I had the pleasure of kicking it while in Portland. Thanks guys!

While on facebook(Mars Hall)and twitter(djmars404),I asked a real question. What's the difference between white dj's and black dj's. The question wasn't posed in an effort to disrespect any race,creed or color. Since I consider myself a student of the game,the question was asked to simply create dialogue and to look at the game thru someone else's eyes.

In my opinion,one of the first and obvious differences is there audiences. Being on the road as much as I am gives me the opportunity to party with an eclectic mix of people. One thing I notice about the white party crowd is that they dance to anything,as long as the beat keeps going. Now of course you have to have a high level of familiarity to your mix,but its not like our clubs. The white dj has the ability to really dig in the crates. I've seen a dj in that environment go from Led Zepplin to Young Jeezy in the course of the night. Not to say that at black clubs you can't get busy either. My point is that because white people party differently than we do,it allows for a white dj to play from a wider base of music. We all know that sometimes when we go out all you here is the same 5 songs on the radio. Sometimes,in certain black clubs that's all the party people want to hear. With that mind set,we marginalize the dj. Just my observation,nothing more.

And now for todays mixtape business. Todays mixtape download comes from the Question Mark man,DJ CLUE. And yours truley,DJ MARS. Back in the early nineties record labels would pay dj's to put together promotional mixtapes for an artists up and coming release. The mixtape would feature snippets of some of the hottest songs on the project. Well today we have The Lost Boyz "Love,Peace and Nappiness" mixtape featuring DJ CLUE. Followed by the "Big Momma's House" movie sampler,hosted by me. Within the book I will attempt to pinpoint the moment when the RIAA viewed the mixtape dj as a thief as opposed to a marketing extention of the record label. Interesting thought pattern isn't it,especially when dj's were commissioned directly by the labels to produce the tapes. Well,as always you could download now and thank me later.

To download the DJ CLUE and DJ MARS mixtape click the link below.

DJ CLUE MIXTAPE

DJ MARS MIXTAPE

THE KINGS OF ROCK




THE KINGS FROM QUEENS...YOU CANT BEGIN TO MEASURE WHAT THEY DID FOR HIP-HOP!
Friday, April 3, 2009

THINGS I NEED ON MY FEET::THE NEW BALANCE EDITION...AGAIN1






A New Balance drop for this month features the M575J “Advantage Timber” Pack. The trail-running style takes on an all new approach to camo on footwear with legit hunting-tested Advantage Timber pattern. As the manufacturers state: “The new Realtree Hardwoods ® has been updated using our proprietary High Definition™ (HD) printing process that produces an ultr-realistic three-dimensional camouflage. It really seems like you can reach right through the pattern. Its 13 natural colors, lifelike shadows, and photo-realistic limbs and leaves blend with a wide variety of hunting habitats. Realtree Hardwoods also has extreme contrast from light to dark. This creates maximum visual disruption for animals, whether they can see color or not.” Two colorways are available in green and yellow and will release this month at select New Balance Japan stockists including Limited Edt., Leftfoot and Sole What?.

THURSDAY MORNING THROWDOWN::ANDRE TO THE GIANT...!



Man,one of the oldest rivals in pro wrestling. This is a clip from a japanes network.The Hulkster vs. THE GIANT...!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

WEST COAST WEDNESDAYS::THE CONSCIOUS DAUGHTERS EDITION








The Conscious Daughters, who emerged in the early-'90s Bay Area
hip-hop, were a female rap duo from Oakland consisting of Carla Green
and Karryl Smith. Their 1993 debut, Ear to the Street, producing and
writing all of the tracks and (along with engineer Eric Valentine)
playing on them as well. The themes of "thug-life" sentiments was the
way of the West Coast hip-hop at the time, and distinctly women's
perspective (particularly on tracks such as "Princess of Poetry,"
"Wife of a Gangsta," and "Crazybitchmadness").

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