Saturday, March 29, 2008


Live Forever with Jhn Rdn, Designer Drugs and Club Lyfestile.

Philly hip hop with Digs, Kingsyze, Magr at the Fire

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Krames Release Party At Turbostation Tonight

Turbostation IV at the Troc tonight! Go to it. It will be fun.
Buy Krames Cracker Jackin EP, Listen to Cracker Jackin

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Throwback Fridays - Keep Ya Head Up

2Pac - Keep Ya Head Up.

In honor of the "breakthrough" story of how Pac got shot in NY and then the inevitable discredit of the source.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Is this an official ad or a replacment? looked like there was another ad under it and was not the same ad on the other side. seen at 33rd and spruce/south

the Roots Rising Down Listening Party

Last night at "The Studio" some members of The Roots were on hand to host a listening party for their new album, "Rising Down." No, Casi, it's no Organix, but really, what will be? It is, however, a fantastic album. Many Roots fans have already heard Rising Down featuring Styles P and Mos Def, Get Busy with Dice Peedi Peedi and Jazzy Jeff, 75 Bars (Black's Reconstruction) [Black Thought's sickening nonstop barrage of lyrical fire] and the reportedly recently axed "single" Birthday Girl.
So after hearing most of, if not all, of the album I can honestly say this is one of their best in years. The beats are really heavy and dynamic. Their sound shows more growth and strength in direction. The guests are plentiful but well placed. It's just a phenomenal album...from the 1.5 listens we were treated too last night.
The party itself was nice. They provided a some beer and a decent helping of catered food. DJ Excel was spinning when the party started and during an interlude before they played some more of the album.
I wish I would have brought my camera to share some pics of the event and of my awkward meeting with Black Thought (is that a pound he's offerin? no a shake/hug combo? nope, it was elbow dap...misread that one...oops...) Nothing like a seasoned music DJ/writer/promoter/blogger getting star struck by one of his favorite artists caught on film to really hammer home how great of a night it was...entertainment on all fronts.

Dice Raw, funniest comic to be a rapper? could be....

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Panda Bear - Comfy In Nautica (XXXChange Remix)

Just got this in the emails. Panda Bear had XXXChange remix his Comfy In Nautica into a danceable little tune. You may know XXXChange from production for such acts as Spank Rock, Amanda Blank and Kid Sister. You may also know him from the skreets of Bmore. Panda Bear's Person Pitch is available now and I actually highly recommend it. I still find it weird, but it's undeniable.

XXXChange, Panda Bear

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Jayson Musson: Too Black for BET Release party

Mark your calendars for April 11th as Free News celebrates the release of Jayson Musson's Too Black for BET Episodes I & II book release party and exhibition at the Mad Decent Mausoleum. Musical stylings courtesy of Mr. William Pym and one Spank Rock aka DJ Leroy Jetson.

Don't forget every Monday its the Jang House at the Barbary with Spank Rock and Plastic Little DJ Si Young.

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DJ Ayres - More Drugs (Drugs Vol 2)

Volume 2 of DJ Ayres - Drugs mixtape.
After finishing the Hip-Hop History 90s mixes, I wanted to get back on some fast shit because it's been a minute and there's so much good new stuff out. Doing this mix got me pumped up for Winter Music Conference! Please enjoy responsibly. :mrgreen:

Juan Maclean - Happy House
Metro Area - Erodyne
A.S.S. - House Bells
Bag Raiders - Nil By Mouth (Knightlife Remix)
Surkin - White Knight 2
Steve Angello and Laidback Luke - Be (Laidback Luke Rave Edit)
DJ Tameil - Bump Like This
Say Wut - NFL Horns
Million $ Mano - They Know
Jim Sharp - Champion Junglist Sound
Fully Fitted - Roll It
Bladerunners - Champ
Charlean Dance - Mr DJ (Speaker Junk Remix)
King Tutt - The Future
Larry Heard Presents Mr White - The Sun Can't Compare
Juan Maclean - Happy House (reprise)
One Hand Loves The Other - Tortoise (Treasure Fingers remix)

Shouts out to Tittsworth, Catchdubs, Alex XXXChange, Scottie B, Eli, Mano, Tameil, Trevor Loveys, DJ Haul, Darshan, Treasure Fingers and 7L from the Bladerunners for the music! And be on the lookout for They Know, Champion Junglist Sound, and Bump Like This on T&A Records.
DJ Ayres - More Drugs (Drugs Vol. 2)

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Every One Has A Story

Spotted at Zoe Strauss' Blog


Zoe Starauss: I-95 Show May 4th

May 4th, Zoe Strauss I-95 show is back. Buy prints of her new and selected works at Front and Mifflin under I-95. Rain or shine.

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Birdman - 100 Million (Fully Fitted Remix) video

Birdman - 100 Million (Fully Fitted remix)

Which video remix do you prefer?

Fully Fitted Blog

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Friday, March 21, 2008

What It Do - Easter Weekend

What up? Its Good Friday and tgif. I mean I had such a difficult short week and getting to leave work early today. Terrible I say, terrible. For real though, SXSW pictures up on Monday. I'm working out a new photo site, just ironing out the kinks before we unveil it.



Big Boi - Royal Flush feat Andre 3000 and Raekwon

First single off Big Boi's new album Sir Lucious Left Foot. 3 Stacks please rap more, like a lot more.

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DJ Excel - Thats What a Pimp Does (Obama is a mackdaddy)

DJ Excel from flips Pastor Mannings speech into a Bmore club track touting one Barrack (Barry) Obama.
Download high quality mp3s from

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Tacconellis - An Insider's Guide to Ordering

Ah, Tacconellis. Forget showing up here and ordering a slice at 3 am or stumbling through your cheesesteak order by saying with instead of wit or god forbid anything but Souf Philly English. It also has been named one of the best pizza places in the US. takes us on a step by step process of ordering your dough and sitting through the terrible service for the holy grail of pizza.
2. Always over-order. My Aunt Diane is crazy: She reserves about one pie per person when making a reservation. But there is a method to her madness: You always come home with leftovers, and unlike some other pizzas, Tacconelli’s is the gift that keeps on giving... Besides, Tacconelli’s is like drugs: There’s nothing worse than running out before you feel like you’ve had enough. How to order at Tacconellis, Tacconellis Pizzeria

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Ayuda Community Center Auction

Auyda Community Center is a faith based center helping families in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia. Their programs include legal aid, after school programs, advocacy case work, college prep and more. To help raise funds for these very important programs, they are having a silent auction. Bid on everything from paintings to Sixers tickets to trips to Tahiti. The online auction runs until March 27th with one final day on March 29th at Ayuda. Shipping is free on everything so start bidding away.

Ayuda CC Auction, Ayuda CC, Location


Saturday: Making Time

Guess who's not playing at Making Time again? Thats right its Crystal Castles! Thankfully they're on tour with Health, so unless a bottle of Jack keeps them down they'll definitely be there and if nothing else Switch is there to drop that dirty jackin fidget house. Oh yeah, I heard a rumor while at SXSW, apparently the real reason Ethan from Crystal Castles is so secretive about his name is that he was in a band that we would make fun of him for. Hmm, maybe glam rock? 80's hair band? Goth death metal? Nu metal? I betcha it was nu metal, easier transition to nu rave.

As a little bonus, I got this in the mail. A little mix from JAPATTACK.
crystal castles - courtship dating
crystal castles - air war (cfcf remix)
letter g - it's gone
the bloody beetroots - we are from venice (la serenissima)
crookers- massive
the bloody beetroots feat congorock - bluto fucks popeye
esau mwamwaya - chalo
JAPATTACK - my bike in c minor
abx - i rhymed slow in 1991
genghis tron - arms (dylan reece remix)

More info on Making Time

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Joe Sixpack Wanders No. Libs Taverns

Part 1 of an ongoing for GoPhila.


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The Rub - History of Hip Hop Rap Up

The Rub has just rapped up their History of Hip Hop series with Volume 21, ending in 1999. Be sure to download the whole series if you haven't already. If you've noticed Brooklyn Radio has been having some problems, Imeyer at is hosting the '90s. So many quality tracks. Did you notice anything they left out? Leave it in the comments.
The Rub History of Hip Hop: The 90's

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Throwback Fridays - Check Yo Self

Ice Cube - Check Yo Self.

So wish I saw Cube at SXSW, too bad had setup for the Flamin Hotz jumpoff.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

50 Cent - Fat Joe's Funeral

"Result's are in...scanned at 46K...Which is actually terrible." LOL. 50 is on his e-thug. Strait killin it.

Meanwhile Buck says he never received a royalty check.

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Dizzee Rascal - Where Da G's feat Bun B

Dizze Rascal - Where's Da G's feat Bun B off of Maths + English seeing a US release thanks to Def Jux on April 29th. Dizzee was awesome at SXSW. He was doing pushups backstage before he went on. Pics coming soon.

El-P, Dizzee Rascal and Busdriver are playing at the First Unitarian Church Friday, May 9th. Buy tickets now.

Bonus: Dizzee Rascal - Where's Da G's feat UGK (album version)

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UNDRCRWN vs Ubiq March Madness

Tonight Undrcrwn, Ubiq and 215 Magazine will be celebrating March Madness. Come to Ubiq to play March Madness 2008, watch first round tourney action, grab a couple drinks all while Cash Money is on the 1's and 2's.

Ubiq: 1509 Walnut Street


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Iverson at last nights Sixers vs Nuggets game. Thank you AI.

Link (via Philebs)

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Lupe Fiasco - Hip Hop Saved My Life feat Nikki Jean

Lupe with an amazing track and Nikki Jean from Nouveau Riche on the chorus. Its set in Houston and features cameos from Bun B, Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Willie D and more. The Cool out now.

Download from Amazon: Hip-Hop Saved My Life (feat. Nikki Jean) (Amended Album Version)

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Two One Five Magazine Issue 2 Party

Tonight! Two One Five Magazine issue 2 release party is at Silk City featuring Steve Bloodbath, Reef the Lost Cauze, Pink Skulls, Rich Medina and special guests. There is an open bar 10 - 11 and free Dock Street all night. Sign up at Two One Five Magazine or at the door.


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Monday, March 17, 2008

La Coka Nostra again

I can't deny my love of this "supergroup." Everlast, Ill Bill, Slaine and directed by Danny Boy this is their "official video debut."

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

indie village holla

SXSW Day 3

Real quick like some pics. More coming soon.

Santogold staright killin it.
Special guest appearance by one Spank Rock
Lee Mayjahs at the 5 6 Media / 215 Mag party
Nikki from Nouveau Riche
Nikki and Dice Raw
The man King Britt
Miss Amanda Blank
After party with Diplo, A-Trak and Blaqstarr
Peace, We's out

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Friday, March 14, 2008

mad decent vs iheartcomix

set list for mad decent and iheartcomix

Philly in Austin

What It Do

I'm going to keep this short, cause I've been in SXSW mode all week. Have fun.



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Reason Sample Sale at Pedestrian

Reason sample sale all weekend at Pedestrian. Special Reason jumpoff tonight, stop by before 11.


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Thursday, March 13, 2008

obey party flyer

killin it with the metal blog house tip


flamin hotz at indie village sxsw

posted up at sxsw for indie village come holler at us 2-4 the rest of the week. were right near the free beer from 3-4


SXSW Day 1 Pictures

Maggie Horn and her new friend

Scottie B and Cosmo Baker
Ian Meyer from
L to R: DJ Eleven, Nick Nack, Tittsworth and Cosmo Baker
Cosmo Baker
Big homie DJ Eleven
Chingo Bling welcoming us to Texas

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Saturday: 215HipHop presents Beats & Rhymes

This Saturday presents Beats & Rhymes at the Khyber. This installments competitors include Street Orchestra, Fatnice, DJ Lil Dave and Dot.Matic. Live performance and hosted by Carlito Attack and Mighty Flipside ESQ with DJ Ultraviolet on the wheels of steel.


Buy Tickets, More Info

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Friday: Let Me Ride with Apt One

Apt One joins Let Me Ride residents Art Cuebik, Joey Breakdown, Kevin Kong and Illy MC this Friday at Fluid. Free before 11, $5 after. $2 domestics and $3 well drinks til 12.

Let Me Ride

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Wild Wild West Bike Race 08 Philly March 15th

I love this type of shit. West Philly is effectively challenging Fishtown to a battle of body order, bad facial hair, and all around bike riding mastery. To be honest I don't know who will really win. I mean this is some shit right. How the fuck are the hippyhipsters of West Philly gonna make a bike race, give away some dope bags and pretty much give a big finger to the fuckers in Fishtown like yeah bitch we got better all you can drink after parties for $5. You will not catch me at this event since I am gonna get my ass down to SXSW but actually the after party sounds interesting to me. Well kinda only because I really like short, frumpy girls, with bad tattoos, bad attitudes and who treat you like shit the whole night cause you don’t dress like them or there current boy friend but can drink as much you and then wanna fuck you in random places and then in the morning sneak out your apartment.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Roots - Birthday Girl

Not my favorite song. By the way recognize anyone?

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Multimedia message


I'm in Austin at SXSW

I'm here. Its going down for real. Follow me on Twitter here. Check the badge on the side for updates. I'm going to try to figure out mobloging as well. Lets go!


2 New Ropeadope Clothing Lines

First is their new International Line. For fans of Ropeadope OR "international" sports like Futbol (soccer for the dumbasses), Rugby and Cross Country Running(?).

Then there is the new Don't Stop line designed by Ashkahn. It's only been a matter of time before someone offered up the Haterade Tshirt.

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Burga Boy- If I

Bur rr rr rga Boiiiiiiii

This dude has the nastiest basslines in the business. New track sneaked up on you tube, haven't heard Dj Q hammer this shit on 1xtra yet since I think the hook isn't strong enough but I am sure this shit murders in the club. Look out for big big things from this dude in the coming months. His ep with Sascha getting rinsed to death.

Its alot.

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Official Arts Garage Statement

Direct from the Director of the Arts Garage

By now, some of you might have heard that The Arts Garage was shut down by the Department of License and inspection for code violations, including a requirement to install sprinkler system. The sprinkler system is a $50,000 expense and can take six to eight weeks to complete.

L & I made it clear that The Arts Garage will not be permitted to re-open until the violation is corrected. After careful consideration, it does not appear likely that The Arts Garage can reopen sooner than 90 days.

Promoters that which to host their events during this period can contact the following two North Philly venues for consideration.

1. Dowling Palace located at 1310 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Tel: 215-236-9888. Ask for Stacey.

2. The Guild located at 735 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123. Tel: 215-989-9809. Ask for Bunmi Samuel.

I am committed to correct the violation ASAP and reopen when contingencies permits. My sincere gratitude to everyone that called to offer a pledge of support.

Executive Director

Ouch, not sure what this means for White Tees or any of the other awesome events planned for the next 3 months.

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What It Do - March First Friday

Rain is totally putting a damper on First Friday. That and the temporary closing of the Arts Garage. Word is it was fire code violations and it will be back after they're fixed. UPDATE:Official statement from the Arts Garage

  • Hail Social Remix CD release party with Designer Drugs, Andy Pry and Dances With White Girls at the Barbary

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Reload Ten Year Anniversary Party Tonight

Congratulations to Reload Messenger Bags on ten years. Come out and celebrate at the Mad Decent Mausoleum.
The official R.E.Load 10-year anniversary party!

Friday, March 7th
Diplo's Mad Decent Mausoleum (531 N 12th st)
9pm - 2am
$5 door

Featuring Rock Tits, Immediate, and Strawberry Mansion on the decks
Visuals by Stemspot
We'll be raffling off 10th Anniversary limited edition bags; you can be one of the first anywhere to get one!
Philadelphia Brewing Company will be showing off their brand new beers!
Fabric Horse will have costumed servers running around!
Julius Reeves will be taking photos of you and your bag in our custom photo booth (so bring you fave R.E.Load bag)!

Come out and help us celebrate our first decade....other sponsors include Bicycle Revolutions, Bicycle Therapy, Cadence, Via Bikes, Monster Energy Drink, and Depot Cycle and Recycle.
R.E.Load Bags

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The Roots Ft. Dice Raw, Peedi Crakk & DJ Jazzy Jeff - Get Busy (video)

The Roots Ft. Dice Raw, Peedi Crakk & DJ Jazzy Jeff - Get Busy. Rising Down is scheduled to be released April 29th.

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Drinking Philly

  • Philly Beer Week starts today. There are over sixty events scheduled over 10 days with meet and meet and greets with the brewers, pub crawls, specially paired beer dinners, drink specials and more. Be sure to check the calendar to keep up to date with all of the events.
  • is Philebrity's new food and drink blog.
  • Philadelphia Brewing Company beer debuted on Wednesday at a number of local bars.
    • First thoughts, not bad, a bit more expensive than I had hoped but similar in price to Yards etc.
    • Check this article detailing PBC and the revitalization of brewing in Philly.
  • This Saturday and next Saturday bus your way around 15 different Irish bars from 12:30 - 5:30 for Erin Express.

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Throwback Fridays - 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted

Snoop and 2Pac - 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted, full video. Not sure if I've ever seen the beginning of this.

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Ultimate Satisfaction (Patchwork Pirates refix)

So if you are following the trends of this blog you know that this trance hop sound is poppin off.


Anyways the dudes over at Patchworks Pirates have been killing it in the game recently. They constantly dropping heat rocks and this morning I got another little nugget. They sampled Underworld and threw a hip hop accapella on this shit and its out this world. I am seriously gonna myspace some B.o.B and be like get on this beat. Its fucking sick.

If your in the UK get at the Pirates playing your favorite rave now.

brapp brapp..

Okay back to UKG later on today. Trying to get an exclusive of that new Mr. V track Weekend Lover... Dude is like Caption Insano on that bassline.

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

G-Unit - Rider Part 2

Fiddy using a vocoder on the hook? Huh? Young Buck is back! If you haven't been following, Papoose now has beef with Fat Joe and of course Fiddy is eating it up. Therefore G-Unit is dropping Elephant in the sand as a free download over at the same day Fat Joe's Elephant in the Room, March 11th. Whole bunch of other drama popped off with Papoose lately as well with Max B and some other ish. Its getting hectic. New York rappers trying to bring it back. I mean, doesn't this just help Fat Joe? Free publicity?

Download song (via 2DopeBoyz)

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes (video)

Santogold's L.E.S. Artistes video is up at Warner Bros. Watch it here. Totally awesome first video. Definitely an eye catcher. UPDATE: Will update and post up a more friendly version as soon as I find one.
Youtube link thanks to Rory at Be sure to check out his blog as well, its dope, covers alot of the same content we cover but in Dutch (I believe.)

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Tonight: 16 and Pregnant

Brand new monthly at Bamboo Lounge featuring Turbostation. Tonights kickoff is the official "coming out party" for Diamond Girl introducing her into Turbostation. Rotating lineup of Steve Bloodbath and the girls of Turbostation including Diamond Girl, Oh Murder and Jacci Stallone. Drink specials and fun, no cover 20th and Arch.


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Snoop Dogg - Never Hafta Worry (video)

Brand new single from Snoop Dogg - Never Hafta Worry. A retrospective little jam about Big Snoop's 15 years in the game. I'm feeling Snoop's portion, kind of iffy on the chorus. Directed by Rik Cordero who also just did Roots - 75 Bars. Have you seen XXL? Apparently he has ghostwriters, including for Sensual Seduction.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Current premieres "The Fix" with Santogold

Brand new show on premiering tonight at 10 PM and 1 AM ET. Miss Santogold will be kicking things off along with The Thermals, Dropkick Murphys & The Daily Fix, hosted by Hot Chip.

Current TV



TS7 the bad boy behind all those Heatseaker 12"s of fury has done it again. Straight up flipping the shit out of this new Estelle track. Shit is the biggest track in Bassline right now getting hammered by all the big boys. Shit is freaking nasty but idealy this track should be pushed to 142 BPM to get that full affect. Only think I am not feeling about this remix is that it does not have the verse from Kayne. His verse actually adds a lot to the track but TS7 just absolutely murders this track in that big Midlands UKG Bassline madness.

Get at Estelle:

Get at TS7 myspace

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Buraka Som Sistema - Sound of Kuduro feat MIA

New video from Buraka Som Sistema, Sound of Kuduro feat MIA
Full length album Black Diamond out later this year.

Buraka Som Sistema

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Justice - DVNO (video)

So Me is back again directing a brand new video for Justice entitled "DVNO". Its nothing but typography based on tv production bumpers from the 70's and 80's.

(via Rcrd Lbl)

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Monday, March 03, 2008

Arts Garage Closed, Loie Raided

  • Just got word from Bo Bliz
    the arts garage is shut down indefinitely.

    no further details until we pow-wow a little bit, but this may be RIP.

    keeping it moving.
    Wow after a steady spot for so long once again, this is disheartening especially since its so close to First Friday.
  • UPDATE: Official statement from the Arts Garage.
  • In other L&I news, Loie was raided Friday by L&I and the police department around 10:30. Benja Styles was playing as he is resident on Fridays. I stepped outside and the police came up and handcuffed the bouncer, turned the lights on, music off and completely shut down the place. Everyone was required to show ID before leaving. Loie is again operating on normal hours.

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Prodigy - The Life (video)

Prodigy - The Life off of his upcoming album HNIC 2. NahRight has the album artwork. I'm with eskay on it, WTF but I am not going to question P's trend setting.

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Saturday: Grand Opening of Prime Lounge

Join Brendan Bring'em and Paperstreet at the grand opening of Prime Lounge this Saturday. Prime is located at 12th and Sansom above Finn McCools. Complimentary drinks from 10 - 11.

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Del the Funky Homosapien - Workin It (video)

Brand new video from Del the Funky Homosapien entitled "Workin It". 11th Hour drops on Def Jux on March 11th.

Bonus track from 11th Hours via The Lab, a new hip hop show on mtvU that also offers up free downloads.

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Gnew Gnarls

leaked by ?<3

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Crooked Looks Video Countdown...#1

I didn't want to interrupt the "what it do" for the weekend so i held off for Monday. Now you can get over the depressing start to the week by listening to this fun and uptempo number while simultaneously enjoying the video. it's a fun time for sure.

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