9/30/09

Spank Pops - Beautiful Noise

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Much love and respect to Frisco legend, and long time homie Spank Pops produced by Doctor J. I also gotta give a shout out to T.D. Camp and the Hella Records family. These cats have been puttin it down for a while, and it's only right you give this a download, and support Spanks when that new project drops. Frisco Stand Up!


:Beautiful Noise:


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Skid Row Sessions w/ Pharoahe Monch, Shafiq Husayn, Om'Mas Keith, and more



Miguel Atwood Ferguson - Viola
Gene Coye - drums
Ommas Keith of Sa-Ra - drums and keys
Stephen "thundercat" Bruner - bass
Shafiq Husayn - keys, ambient
Alla Koi - percussion
AinJoy - Sax
Brook D'leau - keys
Special Guest - Pharoahe Monch
Special thanks - Blu

9/29/09

AFFINITY: Fundraiser to Aid Flood Victims in the Phillippines

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AFFINITY: A FUNDRAISER to AID FLOOD VICTIMS in the PHILIPPINES

Join us this Saturday as we come together in the spirit of communion to bless the Philippines with all the light we have to spare. For some the motivation is personal at the family level, for others the intention is purely humanitarian. We've rounded up a clan of DJs and artists to anoint the crowd with heat and heart, so be prepared to do your sweaty dance! Local Hip Hop community and good music, moving for a cause, promises to be a beautiful thing.

Performances by
KIWI, ALEXANDER SPIT and HOPIE SPITSHARD

DJs
JAH YZER, HAYLOW, CUTSO, SWIFTROCK, WONWAY POSIBUL, PRINCE ARIES, DIGGA, RETSEL, IZZACE and DELROKZ

Sponsors
BAYAN, BLISS, 24 KARAT MILKCRATE, KULARTS, SWEETS BY GRACE, BEATS RHYMES & LIFE, MSP, SEGUE, SWTBRDS and ROCK THE SCHOOL BELLS

9/28/09

Come Widdit (Fredwreck Remix) (Video)

Artifacts - Ultimate (Jay Dee Remix) (Video)

9/24/09

The Following Videos...

...are a couple new ones that I whole-heartedly co-sign and vouch for. Just a side note, I'm glad that artists are still making quality videos knowing good and well that MTV and BET aren't gonna give em the time of day. Well, I take that back, because there's all the lil subdivisions of MTV, but yall get my point. No matter how "bad" Hip Hop gets, there will always be creativity, and quality, and talent. If you check out this blog, I'm sure you're well aware of that, but it's always good to get a reminder every now and again.

Skyzoo - The Beautiful Decay (Video)

J*DaVeY - End of Your World (Mama's Back) (Video)

Pac Div - Pac Div (Video)

Saigon - Free Tru Life (Video)

TiRon - Throwing My Money (Video)

Camp Lo - Son of A... (Video)

Saigon - Gotta Believe It (feat. Just Blaze) (Video)

9/23/09

Shepard Fairey + Michael Jordan + Upper Deck

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Shepard Fairey teamed up with Upper Deck and these beautiful prints are the result, commemorating Michael Jordan on his recent Hall of Fame induction. Even though his "I slayed all my enemies" speech was a received with criticism, none can deny his immortal greatness. Michael Jordan was the best player in his era of greats, and he won at every opportunity. I comment Fairey for his angle on sports, and I would love to see similar works in the future. For more information, check out obeygiant.com

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9/22/09

A Tribe Called Quest - Stressed Out Remix f. Raphael Saadiq & Faith Evans

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Instrumental

Q-Tip - Wild Hot / Freestyle

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Usually you'd get on someone for using the same verse, but Q-Tip gets a pass. I know this was somewhat common in the 90's, but I really don't think you can get away with it in this day n age. I know Kanye did it with is "mayonaise colored benz, I push miracle whips" verse, and I've heard Tash do it, but I think that everything an artist puts out nowadays is subject to exposure, so I think emcees are more careful about it. Any others? Please let me know!

For the freestyle, the beat is so unusual for something for Q-Tip to rap on, especially for that time. It kinda has a West Coast gangsta feel to it. It's something that may catch you off guard, but it still should be in your collection, esp if you're a Tribe fan. It was off this Record called Mr. Sandman Freestyles. The other cut is of the Rhyme & Reason soundtrack, featuring Busta Rhymes.

Q-Tip Freestyle




WIILLD hot

9/21/09

Kingmost - Funemployment (Mixtape)

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If you know anything about what a good DJ is, you'd download the homie Kingmost's newest mixtape Funmemployment. I've known this cat for nearly 10 years, and from day one (subliminal plug) he's been one of my favorites to put a needle to a record. This newest mix by Kingmost should be the right thing for the summer madness thats been going on, and you can thank him by visiting his blog at Kingmost.tumblr.com

9/20/09

Rest in Peace DJ Roc Raida (May 18, 1972 – September 19, 2009)

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It is sad to say we have lost another musical talent, DJ Roc Raida. The irony of his passing, along with DJ AM's passing is that these are two major figures which I revered, but for completely different reasons, and during different phases in my DJ career. During the late '90s I studied the routines, and marveled at the body tricks. I never tried to do em, because I knew I couldn't. During that time, the Bay and LA we're such a major hub for DJ battling, but Roc Raida and the X-Men symbolized the New York DJ sound. Although Roc Raida was taken way too soon, lived a full life. He was an esteemed musician, loved by all, and he left a huge impact on DJ culture. His legacy will live strong, and he will always be recognized as one of the greatest to ever do it.

Roc Raida Old School Mixtape (1996)
(from www.knowgoodmusic.blogspot.com)

Side A Side B



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9/17/09

cARTer - Legal Trapin (Mixtape)

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Long time homie and D2S Affiliate Drewbyrd has been working with Carter for a minute now, and I can co-sign for both of em. Long Awaited, Highly Anticipated, or maybe an introduction. Carter, Los Angeles by way of Houston.



Legal Trappin.





Keen-¥ - Zodiac (Beat Tape)

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This is somethin for the heads lookin for a different sound. It's got a futuristic vibe to it, and to its credit, it takes a couple of listens to really soak it in. Dom Kennedy shouted Keen-¥ out on twitter for producing the 'Watermelon Sundae' beat, so I felt that alone was worth a follow. It only takes one beat/song to have me checkin for more, so I guess you can say I'm a fan!

Download this, give it a couple listens, and your feelings will be mutual.

Keen-¥ - Zodiac

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9/16/09

Philadelphia to close ALL Libraries on Oct 2nd

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I didn't believe this until I read it. The city of Philadelphia will close ALL libraries on Oct 2nd, and will remain closed until further notice.
To read the article on www.nbcphiladelphia.com, click here.

To read the article on www.huffingtonpost.com, click here.

more information, click here.

sad, sad realization.

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Independence Day for Mexico

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Esinchill - Weekend Girl / 24 Play

I hate using the term "Local" or "This is a friend of mine", because it doesn't give the artist justice, but Esinchill has been puttin in work in the Bay for a long time, and he's got a unique sound that I wanna share. He's a versatile emcee, beats are on point, and he's on his grind. Support!

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Esinchill - Weekend Girl



Esinchill - 24Play

9/15/09

Photos from D2S 8 Year Anniversary event

Here are the DJs that spun at our 8 year event. You can see pictures of all the beautiful people that attended at www.distortion2static.com.

Mr. E
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Goldenchyld
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Prince Aries
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J. Boogie
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Haylow
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Wonway Posibul
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Abbreviated D2S Fam and Affiliates
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9/14/09

Add-2 - Tale of Two's City Vol. 3

This is a MUST HAVE.
Signed, Delivered, and Sealed of Approval.

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Tale of Two's City Vol. 3

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9/10/09

35Kft: Relax Ya'Self Edition (Video Promo)

9/9/09

Fashawn - The Antidote (Mixtape)

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Fashawn - The Antidote (Mixtape)

9/7/09

MAGIC Summer 2009

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This years MAGIC convention was unfortunately hit hard by the economy, just like everything else. From the first one we attended (in 2005) EVERYTHING was less...people, celebs, ads, eyecandy, promo. BUT, we still managed to network with some real cool brands and people, and saw some of the latest in streetwear and trends. Here are some of the brands which we interviewed. Please note that these people were nice and generous enough to let us interview them. Some brands declined interviews, and others didn't want their photos taken, so props to the cats that got involved, and we love ya back!


RockSmith Tokyo
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Mighty Healthy
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IN4MATION
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10Deep
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BLVCK SCVLE
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Home Room
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9/4/09

Ken Starr - It's Still Real....

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Ken Starr is one of the freshest cats out right now.

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1. Let It Be Known (feat. Hassaan Mackey & Silent Knight) (prod. Analogic)
2. The Truth (feat. Kaimbr) (prod. RODDYROD & Kev Brown)
3. In Check (feat. Oddisee & Supastition) (prod. Oddisee)
4. DJ Flexx Freestyle (’01 Throwback) (Live on WPGC Washington, D.C.)
5. It’s Time (feat. Soulstice, Eternia & Tiffany Paige) (prod. M-Phazes)
6. Low Budget All Stars (feat. Kev Brown, Oddisee, Cy Young & Kaimbr) (prod. Marco Polo)
7. Represent (feat. Akir & Oddisee) (prod. Oddisee)
8. That’s How We Kick It (feat. J. Sands) (prod. Chief)
9. Price 2 Pay (feat. Asheru, Oddisee & Darien Brockington) (prod. Oddisee)
10. DJ Eclipse Freestyle (’04 Throwback) (Live on WNYU New York, NY)
11. Wonder Why (feat. Wale, Big Sean & Mike Posner) (prod. 9th Wonder)
12. Q&A (feat. Oddisee) (prod. Oddisee)
13. The Dropoff (feat. JLaine) (prod. JLaine)
14. Kemistree Meets Low Budget (feat. Hassaan Mackey, Kev Brown & Gut) (prod. Young Cee)
15. DJ K.O. Freestyle (’04 Throwback) (Live on WRSU New Brunswick, NJ)
16. Coming Of Age ‘09 (prod. Nick Tha 1da)
17. Hennessey Pt. 3 (feat. Kev Brown & Raheem DeVaughn) (prod. Kev Brown)
18. Sum Ish For Dave (feat. Haysoos) (prod. 9th Wonder)

Still Real...