February 2, 2009
We have put together a clip of the top ten sets of 2008. Many thanks to B-boy World for the input and everyone else who nominated a set. We are sure that there are many more sets out there that are just as deserving as these, please be sure to give us your input next time.
February 3, 2009
A hip hop event from London Hippodrome 1985 featuring Broken Glass - London All Stars - Rock City Crew - Birmingham Bboys - Look Twice - Dizzy Heights - Family Quest - City limits crew - colonel k - Zodiac - Live to pop - Loose Bruce and the Street elite plus more... guest appearence by Afrika Bambaataa.
February 4, 2009
Painting with Permission - Graffiti documentary.
February 5, 2009
Classic footage of an interview with Crazy Legs and Mr. Wiggles. Peep Mr. Wiggles' crazy set at 2:30,
Friday 6, 2009 Hype Battle FridaysDrifters vs. Virus - Freestyle Session 10:
February 9, 2009
Here is an interesting new concept. Livebeats is a live streaming deejay portal. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the deejay world.
WHAT IS Livebeats?
The stage is wherever you are...
With state of the art livestream technology from Livebeats anyone with a camera and a sound card can now reach music lovers everywhere. Offer your audiences more than canned music, offer them the sound, the look and the experience of a live show from wherever you are right to wherever they are on their computers and mobile phones. From spontaneous jam sessions to spin as a DJ to an entire live show: set your stage and rig your sound then let Livebeats send it out to your fans ? right here, right now, all over the world!"
February 10, 2009
Tim Chips, Fraggle Rock Crew rocking F-Rock's Crest tee. Test shoot with a Phantom super slow mo camera with the people at Superfad. Check out Superfad at:
Song - Rjd2: June
February 11, 2009
This clip is a little bit older, but a good one none the less. Mix Master Mike performs at All the Way Live. The actual clip is from the DVD Scratch, one of the best documentaries on deejaying on the market now.
February 12, 2009
Congrats to Lil' Wayne for taking home 4 Grammys earlier on this week. Here is the low down from Def Sounds:
'At the 51st Grammy Awards last night, held in Los Angeles, California, rapper Lil Wayne was the bread winner taking home 4 Grammy Awards. The New Orleans superstar received awards for Best Rap (Solo Performance) - "A Milli", Best Rap Song - 'Lollipop', Best Rap Performance (By A Duo or Group) "Swagga Like Us", and finally, Best Rap Album 'Tha Carter III'.
'I just wanna say thank God, thank New Orleans, thank these people you see right here and thank you,' said Wayne, who beat fellow nominees Jay-Z, Lupe Fiasco and T.I. to receive the Best Rap Album award. He also brought his family onstage and expressed his gratitude toward those responsible for his good fortune.
Other winners last night included: Mary J. Blige (Best Contemporary R&B Album for Growing Pains), Ne-Yo (Best R&B Song and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for 'Miss Independent'), Chrissette Michele (Best Urban/Alternative Performance for 'Be OK' featuring will.i.am), Al Green featuring Anthony Hamilton (Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for 'You've Got The Love I Need'), Al Green featuring John Legend (Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals for "Stay With Me (by the Sea)'), Alicia Keys (Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for 'Superwoman').'
February 13, 2009 Hype Battle Fridays
This week we have some Eurosytles for you. This clip hails from Break the Floor 2009 and features Silent Trix vs. Hustle Kidz.
Silent Trix vs Hustle Kidz from Break the Floor on Vimeo
February 17, 2009
News from the Graffiti front: Obey's Shepard Fairey Arrested In Brighton
Allston-Brighton - Shepard Fairey, a nationally recognized and controversial graffiti artist, was arrested on Feb. 6 while on his way to his own art show in downtown Boston.
Fairey had an outstanding warrant out of Brighton District Court for graffiti that dated back to 2000, and another warrant out of Roxbury District Court. Charges against Fairey include damage to real or personal property by paint (graffiti) in Brighton, and police said he would be charged in Boston courts for the appearance of the tag in three other locations.
Fairey is infamous in Boston and other cities around the country for his signature 'Andre the Giant' tag that usually features the words 'OBEY' or 'OBEY The Giant.' Shepard was in Boston to promote his new guerilla-style graffiti art campaign which features photographs of his moniker that were spray-painted in U.S. cities both legally and illegally. The arrest has sparked a debate in Boston over where the line should be drawn between art and the law.
The moniker is a reference to the wrestler known as Andre the Giant, who competed in the 1980s. Fairey has been tagging buildings with the symbol since 1991. Police said Fairey has admitted in media interviews that he is responsible for the tagging of the image.
According to police, the tag most recently appeared in Boston on or around Jan. 24 of this year, when it was seen on the railroad trestle under the BU Bridge and over Storrow Drive in Allston. Police said Fairey did not have permission from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation to display his tag there.
February 18, 2009
Some of our favorite music videos from across the boards:
February 20, 2009 Hype Battle Fridays
From this last weekend in Seattle at the EMP. Mighty 4 finals, Battle Born vs. Massive Monkees. Winner Massive.
February 23, 2009 Mixtape Mondays
By R.C. F-Rock Hip-hop Columnist
Really in a time where people aren't paying attention to any new MCs out there unless there is a dance or ringtone attached to their music, nothing feels better than good music that is FREE and is supposed to be downloaded (so no real pirating going on here).
In comes the Mixtape About Nothing from D.C. rapper Wale, presented by 10 deep. For those who aren't hip to the game with the dude, he's been featured on songs with the Roots-Rising Up (video with the b-girls!), Rhymefest, and so on plus he is getting constant little commercials on MTV with his jam Nike boots. The mixtape is very innovative, just not the regular "let's just throw a freestyle over Lil Wayne's A Milli beat", it's actually a Seinfeld dedication mixtape with the lead song sampling the opening from the show Seinfeld (along with Wale doin the rap version of Seinfeld's comedy stand up). Yet don't get it twisted there are joints of him rapping over Jay-Z's roc boys beat, the Roots star beat, and even a remix to Nike boots feat. Lil' Wayne (aptly titled the Lil Wayne cliche feature). However he shows his versatility from the battle raps to a song called the Kramer, (inspired by Michael Richards insane racist rant after being heckled) where he explains the usage of the n word and how it has had positive and negative effects in society. Wale is definitely a MC worth paying attention to, lyrically he's dope, he's clever, and his character on the mic is entertaining.
The mixtape is fresh, the skits are funny (crank dat flying squirrel 'nuff said), and in a time where major labels haven't been promoting MCs that can actually spit it's nice to see a good rapper who can make good music get the backing from a major label (Allido records). Get on board and support the dude when his LP officially drops!
February 24, 2009
Flight of the Conchords once again. One of those groups that you either think is hilarious or you're thinking to yourself, 'this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen'??
February 25, 2009
The b-boy stance by Derrick Comedy:
February 26, 2009
One of the dopest popping battles that I've seen in a long time. This clip is from a while ago, and features Salah from France. Also, Hilty & Bosch from Red Bull BC One 2005. Enjoy:
February 27, 2009 Hype Battle Fridays
All Area Crew vs. Top 9, battle starts out kinda slow, but there is definitely some crazy moves in there: