Wow,what a week it has been. The reality is clear,we lost an icon but it just hasn't sunk in quite yet. At this point I'm slowly realizing the magnitude of his career...I'm still stuck on wow yall!
Well,as much as we celebrate nothingness I feel its only right to celebrate "MICHAEL". So this friday 3 of the most creative party throwing crews in the city will get together and tear the roof off the joint. That's right,The Heavenly Rennaissance Crew x Fadia Kader x Marco's After Dark Presents "MICHAEL"...a musical tribute to the great Michael Jackson.
he Heavenly Rennaissance x
Fadia Kader x Marco's Pita
Friday July 3rd@595 North
On the wheels
DJ DOC X DJ KEMIT
EVERYONE IS FREE ALLNIGHT
This is a celebration peoples,this isn't about us making money. Its all about us paying homage to the greatest performer to ever hit the stage. The man sold 750 million records,who can top that. The man's name is more recognizable any president...he is the KING OF POP!
We aren't charging at the door but any donations,large or small will be appreciated. The donations given,plus a percentage of the bar will go directly to Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry Foundation.
Let's party with a purpose people,and yall know how I do. Here's a special DJ PREMIER(GANGSTARR FOUNDATION) X MICHAEL JACKSON mix.........again download now and thank me later!
I'm sure across the galaxy there will be a million extended Micheal Jackson sets in every club this weekend. Mike gave us so much music,he gave us so much to groove to. From a dj's perspective Mike kind of made it easy for me to do my job while I was in the club. For every club promoter,Mike you made our parties better. I can say that with pure honesty and love. My family of brothers(The FCC,Atlbarz,J.Carter,Marco Johnson,Fadia,Luther@Prophecy,AG ent,and Certified Crunk),we all have benefitted from Mikes greatness.
Well I'm not going to talk you all's ears off today,I'll just let the music do the talking. With all of that being said,here's a few pieces of MJ related information that I am sure you will like.
The Heavenly Rennaissance Family
"Remember the Time"
A tribute to Micheal Jackson
Friday July 3rd@595 North
Dj Kemit & Dj Doc on the wheels
ABSOLUTELY FREE ALL NIGHT
No cover charge for anyone
We are doing this one for the love of music and the love of Mike. All we need is love,so bring you heart and your dancing shoes.
Also,on the mixtape side of things. Dj Jaycee put together a dope ass compilation of Micheal Jackson records. "The Soulful Years",is a must have mixtape for your ipod. Ill let the music do the talking. See you all next friday,as I always say...download now and thank me later!
What's good party people,you already know what it is. www.historyofmixtapes.com is back in the building. Fresh off the Keysha Cole//Keri Hilson tour,I'm ready to start the summer off right. Thank you to all of the supporters of the blog site as well as those who regularly read my emails. I really appreciate your time and energy. Today I have 30,000 plus views of the site. It may be small to some but that's a lot in my eyes. I plan to reach 150k by the sites birthday,which is late fall. Again thank each and every one of you.
As usual,on to todays mixtape business. Todays mixtape coverage comes from my man Doo Wop. I was finally able to secure my interview with him for the book. Honestly ya'll,Doo Wop was probably one of the best interviews we've had so far. He was extremely articulate,incredibly honest about his history. He answered every question thrown his way. The book is shaping up to be a nice capsule of our hip hop history.
So as we continue to celebrate the interview,here's a classic tape from my files...Wopduism(I hope I spelled that right). Another one of the many classics that my man Doo Wop has blessed us with. Don't front,before the title was taken to Queens Doo Wop had the game in a smash. He went after Capri and won,then introduced us to the bounce squad. As I always say,download now and thank me later!
Continuing with the unveiling of several croc-infused Air Max 90 models, we get a look into another colorway, this time in a vibrant yellow finish. The kicks are colored-up in a two-tone block, capped off with black outsoles. For those interesting, they are now available through Osneaker in a sample size 9.
West Up Bloggers.
Its been a few weeks since I holla'd at u bout the good Westside, but
Im back!!!!! I thought I'd go city to city to recognize the best of
the West. I thought I'd start in the Bay Area and in San Fran. San
Quinn is a local artist, thats been putting it down for years. He has
10+ albums to date and has been putting it down independently for 15
years. Here is Filmore's finest San Quinn with the San Francisco
SAN QUINN- SF ANTHEM
A pure Boston representer,my man Clinton Sparks. From mixtape king to dope ass producer,i hope yall suckas are familiar!
One of the first dj's ive heard doing mashups. Mashups are a way of life for some dj's. Peep the clip and see what the genius has to say.
Properly described as the biggest concert in the south,Hot 107.9's birthday is just that. Ive attended this concert on two levels,one as an employee and secondly as a performer. Yup,Team Keri did there thing...now watch Jeezy and Weezy do there thing...whatup Heit!
What do you do when you hit a creative block and you have a bunch of songs that are hot but maybe not album material...you drop it and call it a mixtape. Peep 50 cents newest opus,War Angel is in the streets and it's hot...peep the clip!
What's good world,www.historyofmixtapes.com is back in the drivers seat. For those of you who have asked,the book "For Promotional Use Only...the History of Mixtapes" is coming along quite well. I just finished up an interview with The Bounce Master Doo Wop. I can honestly say he was one of the best interviews to date. He was extremely articulate and forthcoming about any question thrown his way. Shout out to Saptosa Foster for holding down the interview.
Now on to todays mixtape news. When hip hoppers think of Canada,rarely do they think of dj's. Well do yourself a favor and think again. The Canadian club king DJ BABY YU is a problem in the booth. Oh yeah,and since some of you slow pokes don't have a passport,I've got news for you. Baby Yu now lives in Atlanta. One of the newest members to the Atlanta club scene,Baby Yu "aint goin nowhere". Just to prove my point,the homie Yu blessed you sucka's with a classic collection from my man Biggie Smalls. Peep the original samples,classic records,and dope mixes,on this Biggie tribute. Again,for those who have been sleeping on Baby Yu...wake yo ass up! As I always say,download now and thank me later!
Now you know Thug Motivation part 3 is going to drop sooner than you think. With that in mind lets take a trip back to one of my favorite Jeezy joints...shout out to Shorty Redd on the track...biaaaaatch!
Oh yeah,i forgot about this Jeezy classic. This is why Jeezy gets so much respect from all the dj;s in the A!
I know this footage isnt exactly new but i felt like posting it any way. Below i also included a classic LOX freestyle from one of Clues many tapes. Enjoy my good people!
click the link below for the freestyle download:
Maxwell Dixon, better known as Grand Puba, is best-known for fronting Brand Nubian for the group's first album — and the excellent full-blown reunion album, 1998's Foundation — but he actually made his commercial debut with the Masters of Ceremony, a group who released a 1988 album (Dynamite) on 4th & Broadway. Puba went solo with 1992's Reel to Reel, which featured the excellent singles "360 Degrees (What Goes Around)" and "Check It Out" (with Mary J. Blige). Never the most prolific rap artist, it took three years for a sophomore release (1995's 2000), and his third album (the lackluster Understand This) didn't come until 2001. Throughout his career, his lyrical schemes have been drizzled with the influence of his Nation of Islam beliefs.
One more giant from the AUC,Dj Khalil yall. Im proud to say that i know this brother and that we actually went to college together. Do the knowledge and peep what he has to say.
If my memory serves me correct this was the first one. The idea is crazy,and they kept it real w/the break beats....thanks B.E.T. for keeping it all the way authentic!
Aside from splashing on all things wrong with the current state of hip hop,Jay brought more light to another subject that is a little more relative to this blog. The fact that within the song "Death of Autotune" he shouted out Funkmaster Flex,Dj Mister Cee,and Khaled was a big look for all of us. By him mentioning those names it meant to me that we are all still important.
Contrary to popular belief radio stations don't really respect us(dj's). They employ us but don't really respect us,that's evident in the way the pay us and the way they treat us. I've heard program directors tell there dj's that they can't shout out there dj crew affiliations on the air,and that they can't use personal drops. Along with the extremely low pay(usually $10-$20 per hour),they treat us like they don't need us. In my opinion,the hotter the dj is the more fans he will attract. Dj's become hot because of there affiliations. Look at Flex and Mister Cee's affiliation with Jay Z. There relationship made it so that Hot 97 in New York was the most listened to and watched(via youtube)radio station on the planet last friday. You wanna argue,look at it like this. In order for you to have heard the song you had to hear a rip of it from Hot 97. Unless of course you heard it live in New York. The only way to watch the in studio reaction to Flex and Cee,was to watch it on youtube. Every hip hop blog on the planet posted a rip of the song and the youtube clip on there site. Thus making them the most listened to radio station on the planet.
I can go on for days and days about the subject,but for now I will just fall back and focus on todays mixtape subject. Which leads me to my man Dj Soul(NYC),have you all heard his Big L tribute tape? Well just to give you all a little background on the definition of the tape,Big L was shot nearly ten years ago. His birthday recently passed,may 30th,so this is not just a tribute but also a birthday presents to one of Harlems finest. The tape consists of all original material,songs,freestyles,and live concert recordings. If you know hip hop then you know Big L. If not ladies and gentlemen here is a proper introduction. As I always say,download now and thank me later.
1. Intro (Part 1) feat. Lord Finesse
2. Intro (Part 2) feat. Funkmaster Flex & Nas
3. Principle Of The New School (Freestyle)
4. Yes You May Remix feat. Lord Finesse
5. DJ Premier Interlude
6. MVP (Live From Amsterdam)
8. Internationally Known feat. OC
9. Hit It (unreleased)
10. I Shoulda Worn A Rubba aka The Clinic (unreleased)
11. American Dream feat. McGruff, Mase, Cam'ron & Bloodshed
12. Sandman 118th (Freestyle)
13. Games Females Play (unreleased)
14. School Dayz (unreleased)
15. The Devil's Son (Live From Amsterdam)
16 .Times Is Hard On The Blvd (unreleased)
17. Day One feat. Diamond
18. Interlude feat. Fat Joe
19. The Enemy feat. Fat Joe
20. Street Struck
21. Interlude feat. Bobbito
22. 95 Freestyle feat. Jay-Z
23. Uptown Connection aka Danger Zone feat. Mase & McGruff
24. Lord Finesse Interlude
25. How Will I Make It (unreleased)
I give it to Hot 97,they know how to brand themselves like they are kings.
I swear this dude is super racists,but you still watched him. Pay attention to all the ill shit he says.
I know i usually save this post for fridays but im in a posting mood,plus im bored on the tour bus. Easily one of the best back up dj's ever...JAM MASTER MOTHER EF'IN JAY...REST IN PEACE MY BROTHA!
Much like the kicks seen back in March, Nike continues their vulcanized hybrids with a look into a Holiday 2009 colorway into their new Auto Force silhouette. The shoes take obvious cues from the iconic Air Force 180 with an updated vulcanized sole, making for a more casual aesthetic rather than the traditionally basketball-driven model. A release can be expected this holiday season at select Nike retailers including Leaders1354.
For those of you who don't know how my team gets down,heres a quick glimpse. We throw some of the most musically progressive parties on the planet. If you dont know,this is what Heaven is all about. Shout out to the Onfumes team,Video music box,The Almighty FCC and of course the World Famous Superfriends.
New Balance preview an upcoming release from their Summer 2009 Collection featuring one of their more popular platforms, in the MTG580. The kicks combine the companies commitment to quality, comfort, and technical details with the implementation of a water-proof Gore-Tex liner amongst various material choices. Two fashionista-geared gradient colorways, including a black/white and pink/yellow, look to release soon at New Balance retailers.
One of the most musically progressive parties on the planet..."The Heavenly Renaissance Presents...FOREVE I LOVE ATLANTA...F.I.L.A.". Just to give you all a hint of how its going down,we are taking it to The Gate,Charles Disco,Club Esso's,The Bounce,VIP's,Club Nikki's,and then on over to Club 112!
Just because we love our city and our people that live here. We are giving away 5 pairs of tickets to BIRTHDAY BASH. The biggest party in the south along w/the biggest concert in the south...DAMN WE PUT ON FOR OUR CITY!
Ladies receive free admission until 11:30 w/rsvp to email@example.com.
As much as I toot my own horn,I had to take my hat off and salute one of the most complete dj's ever to rep the A...DJ HERB. That's right we brought along HERB to rock the wheels tonite. Man,this shit is gonna be realer than a pair of gold fronts from EDDIE'S GOLD TEETH!
So get F.I.L.A. Fresh tonite. Oh yeah,since this is the history of mixtapes I have special treat for u! The homie,DJ WALLY SPARKS put together a double trouble mixtape featuring SLEEPY BROWN(DUNGEON FAMILY). Yup,so when u r getting ready for tonite u can ride out to the Nate Dog of the South...SLEEPY BROWN!
Again yall,download now and thank me later!
Click the link below for DJ WALLY SPARKS X SLEEPY BROWN//DUNGEON FAMILY MIXTAPE!
ulk Hogan wrestles Jesse Ventura in Minnesota in the early 1980's.
From Turkey Day Turmoil, a look back at classic moments from the AWA. After the introduction by "Mean" Gene Okerlund, there's a promo by 'The Body'.
As you can tell,New Balance is one of my favorite sneaker brands. Being that we both hail from Massachussetts,its only right that i show them love. Peep the video tour and enjoy.
West Up Bloggers,
Cypress Hill is an Latino hip hop group from South Gate, California.
Originally called DVX, the name was changed after Mellow Man Ace left
in 1988. Cypress Hill was the first Latino group to have platinum and
multi-platinum albums and over the course of its history has sold more
than 18 million albums worldwide, including more than 11 million
records in the U.S. alone. Cypress Hill has relesaed 7 albums, and
countinue to tour worldwide to this day. Here is the West Coast
Wednesday Classic- How I Could Just Kill A Man
We are back on that Brooklyn bullshit. THE MASH OUT POSSE is back at it again,once again they bring everybodys favortite hypester...BUSTA RHYMES,the new joint called "BLOW THE HORNS". Again download now and thank me later!
THE HEAVENLY RENAISSANCE
FOREVER I LOVE ATLANTA
This friday at 595 North Lounge, the Heaven family celebrates the musical history of the Motown of the south. For whatever the reason,many of us have chosen to call Atlanta home. Maybe we came here for school,maybe we came here for Freaknik and just couldn't go back. Regardless of the reason,we are here and its time to party.
This friday we are going heavy on the Outkast,Goodie Mob,Yeek music,Snap music,Bass music,Crunk music...and any other sound that represents the A! Bring your towels because yo ass is going to party!
Will the drink specials be on deck,yup. We have the martinis for the ladies going for $5.00 and the long islands for the fellas droppin for $5.00 as well!
Musically we invited DJ HERB to come and rock with us. I told you all we are going real A-TOWN that night! Doors open@10 pm,see yall then. Make sure you all get F.I.L.A. fresh!
And now for the mixtape side of things. Since we are celebrating all things Atlanta,its only right that we rep the KANG OF THE SOUTH...TIP! Right before he stepped off to do his year long bid, TI cooked up some exclusives and got with my man DJ MLK. The results of them rocking together is another streett classic called "A YEAR AND A DAY...T.I. & DJ MLK".
Filled with nothing but heat,this tape is definetly headed towards the mixtape hall of fame. As always,download now and thank me later.
Now this sounds interesting,Greenlantern and Dead Prez collabing on a mixtape. The streets meets the conscious mind,im looking forward to this.
From the new mixtape," A year and a day",my man DJ MLK has laced us with some more classic T.I. joints. On top of the world features Kanye West,B.O.B., and of course the KANG of the south...TIP! And of course,download now and thank me later!
CLICK LINK BELOW FOR DOWNLOAD!
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