Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mayer Hawthorne - Maybe So, Maybe No

Mayer Hawthorne was an anomaly in 2008. As soon as the first single dropped, labeled, Mayer Hawthorne & The County Line - "Just Ain't Gonna Work Out." it was released as a limited red clear, heart-shaped 10" vinyl record released by Stones Throw Records, which in turn became one of, if not, the most sought after record of 2008. within months of the initial drop of the release, people were left with the impression that it was another Stones Throw re-release of a slept on banger, only to find that it was newly recorded material. later on in late-2008 / early-2009 (i cannot remember), the label was forced release a second pressing due to it's demand. the second pressing were swiftly sold to the masses, but there was one problem. a manufacturing defect left the single without it's popular titled track. the vinyl had two B-sides, front and back. Stones Throw repressed it for a third time to make up for it's mistake and replaced everyone who had the misprint, but with something like that, you would not want to let that go... this was one of the best singles of 2008. Stones Throw has made an official video for it... enjoy it!

"Maybe So, Maybe No..." this is Mayer Hawthorne's second single, and first this year. Lets hope he doesn't drop a single a year, that's too long of a wait. i had the opportunity to meet him in his pre-Mayer Hawthorne days, as Athletic Mic League's and Now On's DJ Haircut. He is one hilarious character. while preparing for an in-store in San Diego's indie hip hop store, Access Music, we (Now On & I ) were talking and someone started to seemingly joke on how DJ Haircut was not only one ill ass DJ, but a stellar vocalist... it turns out they weren't joking! ha ha ha. one the other side of the spectrum, what if this was all just a silly joke, that got big. that right there would be some ill shit. needless to say, this is and was no joke. this is the second offering of that classic soul aesthetic. "Maybe So, Maybe No" picks up where the first single left off. Hawthorne comes in a dire age when there is an undeniable need of some real soul music... other artists, please take heed. it is now available as an advance digital download at Stones Throw Records, vinyl will be coming soon. So act quick!

DOWNLOAD HERE (leads directly to Stones Throw)

SOURCE: Stones Throw and TruSkool

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Link Of The Day

just watch it. no need to explain.

linked by DJ Eclektic (Full Clip DJ's / Tru Skool Tuesdays) via Twitter.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

DJ Thumbprint - This Ain't No Breaks!

DJ Thumbprint, reppin' Kids Of Soul, Massive Selector, Earthbound Radio, and Soul Province, dropped this ill mix a couple weeks ago. being, that i am so lazy, i am finally throwing this up for grabs. yessir, this is free. it has a little nujazz, a little latin vibes, a little afrobeat, and whole lot of dopeness . damn it is a great listen. this was made in for the Massive Selector SD 2 year anniversary. DL this shit, and bring it with you in your car, ipod, zune, and etc. it will make your day a little more enjoyable. free. yes. free... and btw... he has also has a disco-funk cd, Penasquitos Nights... very dope! get that right by clicking this image:

you can catch DJ Thumbprint every 2nd and 4th Thursdays on Chief Rocka events @ Red C Lounge, Downtown Gas Lamp District, San Diego. he is also one of the original resident selectors of Earthbound Radio's weekly show, Tru Skool Tuesdays... follow their awesome blog:

Tru Skool Tuesdays


Sunday, April 19, 2009

RBST x MF Doom x KMD Cubeecraft w/ Removable Mask

the homie erik, RBST, made this... this has been getting so much pub from Stones Throw! his cousin, hektik, called me the other day telling me of his ill achievement... getting featured on the main page of Stones Throw's website and i just finally got along to posting this up (due to a binge drinking weekend)...

but yeah... this is some cool ass shit hahah. easy to make and affordable (free). if you cannot buy the paper to make this... then that's sad. get your chips up... or borrow ten cents from the bum next to kinko's.

RBST advice:

"I think the best thing to do is get some cardstock to print on. you can pick some up at Staples or Office Depot. Inkjet’s cool, but if you can, i’d say go to Kinko’s or some other copy place and have the templates laser printed onto some 95# cover stock. Or, if you have some 8.5″ x 11″ photo paper around, you could inkjet onto that. If you want your model to be glossy, and you’re printing it at home, that’d be the way to go."

as well as A4 letter paper (rappcats)

here is the two part download:

Part 1

Part 2

SOURCE: RBST and Rappcats

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ab Rude Is Back...

i can't wait for Rejuvenation, originally titled, Dear Abby... such a long time in the making... its gonna be worth it, just you wait...

Rejuvenation will be released May 5th on Rhymesayers Entertainment.

Get It Right Here

ha ha ha the homies all up in the vid!

oh yeah... here's the title track:


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Freddie Joachim & Question: Study Guide

san diego is on the rise... especially in the land of the rising sun. san diegans' Freddie Joachim and Question (aka DJ Style) bring to you their debut joint venture, Study Guide, on DJ Tonk's Milkdipper imprint. being fortunate enough to preview the album months ago, i should have blogged about it at a more approximate length nearing the release date... not the day after. that is neither here, nor there, because the past is not of any relevance right now. pick this up... jazzy and soulful beats for the soul, that will most undoubtedly make your neck sore. if you like pete rock, kev brown, sound providers, and etc... then this is in your steez.

(i'll touch up more on this later on... it's 5 AM and i have work tomorrow... this right here is something for you to read right now...)

although the physical CD is only available overseas in Japan... you can still cop it digitally thru iTunes...when? NOW.

Download Right Here!!!!

support the artists.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Breathing Slow...

breakin' all the shit that i don't want to hold...

makin' all the slumbers inside me flow...

so in all the seasons can make me grow...

and i'm breathing...

i'm breathing slow.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Link Of The Day

if you can't do it right...

then... don't do it at all.

this genius probably passed out, seconds afterwards. way to go, champ! i bet his friends do this to him on a weekly basis... if i knew someone this dumb, i probably would too. now that i think about it... he's most likely blowing into it. shamwow!

thanks to ShumOne for the funniest shit i saw today

Sunday, April 12, 2009

In The Spirit Of Easter...

i bring you bunnies. i bring you camels. i, also bring you, the middle east, to take you back to that old school steez. happy easter.

this new animated series, Cat Shit One, looks amazing... a very Metal Gear-esque trailer. but i'm sure it will stir up all kinds of wrong... on many levels. haha... can't wait to see how it pans out this winter... or is it japan winter, and u.s. spring... ack. oh well...

now back to my lazy "easter" sunday.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Link Of The Day

Props to RonChiChio

Monday, April 6, 2009

DJ Neil Armstrong - Sweeet Pt. 2

it's been a long three years since the homie, mixtape-extraordinaire, DJ Neil Armstrong (5th Platoon), blessed us with some ear candy... in those three years, he has accomplished accolades most DJ's will ever see in their lifetime. yes, he is now Jay-Z's DJ.

that's something i believe changed many mindsets in our DJ community. he is a prime example of where DJing can get you... no longer are you succumb to dreams, little or big, of playing at bars, clubs, with the hopes of making it in vegas, la, nyc, and etc... there is more... there is the rest of the world... arenas, stadiums, festivals... if you have the heart, soul, and passion for the artform. yes, again... he is Jay-Z's DJ... but most of all, he is one of us. he is proof that hard work will persevere. he gives everyday DJ's hope that one day it will pay off. he is the proverbial slap in the face of nay-sayers and people that insist that DJing will get you nowhere... DJing got Neil Armstrong where he is today... touring the world as the DJ of one of the, if not biggest,hip hop superstars in the game, some of the best mixtape series around (2Original is personally one of my all-time favorites), and i might as well add, one of the most humblest people you will meet, awesome nyc driver, og bmx'er, and oh...

the FIRST DJ at the presidential inauguration ball of the FIRST african-american president, Barack Obama.

and so...
further ado...

well worth the wait... another great addition to his timeless, Sweeet series. i've listened to it about five times so far and it just keeps getting better. another DJ Neil Armsrtong masterpiece which will make you say... "ooh that's my shit!" pretty much throughout the whole entire mix. let's hope we don't have to wait 3 more years for the next one. please support him... he's well-deserved of it... and that's my word.


here is a little sneak peek into Sweeet Pt. 2:


you can now pre-order it here:

Access Hip Hop
5th Platoon

Link Of The Day

just watch his moves... wow.

Props to Law (St.Clogs) via Daeta's Facebook.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Won't Do...

this video should be watched once a month... at least! i always find myself coming back to this one...

rest in power...