Thursday, June 25, 2009

Scion METRO: Pase Rock, Designer Drugs, Da Hardy Boyz, Franki Chan & Blu Jemz

Scion Metro Presents: Pase Rock, Designer Dr*gs, Da Hardy Boyz, Franki Chan, Blu Jemz from Scion A/V on Vimeo.


Content Under Pressure

Every third Thursday Big Quarters and The Fifth Element host a producer showcase showdown called Last of the Record Buyers. Hosted by Brandon Allday and resident DJ Nikoless, this Hip-Hop Community night in the Twin Cities focuses on production craft allowing anyone to come down and play their beats and receive feedback from fellow producers and the "SPECIAL GUEST" producer. This month they've teamed up with Red Bull Music Academy with an extra special session, Content Under Pressure. This exclusive event will be challenging key artists making moves in the Indie Market and Twin Cities to make music with an unfamiliar collaborator in a limited amount of time. Producers and MCs will be paired at random and given three hours to create a track that will later be performed. Check out who’s involved:



2)X:144 (Orlando, FL)


4)Medium Zach (of Big Quarters)



7)Big Cats!



2)Abstract Rude


4)New MC

5)St Paul Slim

6)Felipe Cuauhtli (Los Na)



312 Washington Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55401

-6 PM Until 9 PM (artists in the studio and viewable on live webstream)

-8 PM until 11 PM (Open to Public: artists perform the songs at the IPR "Green Room")

Look out for Part 2 of the event taking place July 9, 2009.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Grand Puba & U-God Listening Party!

Today marks the official release date of Grand Puba and U-God's albums on the FRANKRADIO (Frank151s new label)/Baby Grand Records. The Minneapolis LumberJackers are hosting a listening party with DJ VERB X at the Nomad World Pub on the West Bank at 10PM tonight. Copies of the albums will be given away to a few lucky people!!"

Monday, June 22, 2009

Chikan (Train Groping)

Japan is about to put the SMACK back down!


1) In Japan, more than 4000 men are arrested each year for groping on public transport.
2) In 2001, a survey of two private high-schools in Tokyo revealed that more than 70% had been groped on the train.
3) A recent survey of Japanese companies suggested that at least 17% of Japanese women have been groped in public.

Police crackdown

The mid-1990s brought a nationwide police crackdown on train gropers. Plain-clothes police officers were assigned to the worst affected trains during rushhour. Advertising campaigns gave advice to women who thought they were being molested: to thrust the offending hand in the air and yell “Chikan!” (”Groper!”).

Unfortunately, this hasn’t emboldened many Japanese women. Surrounded by strangers, most women would rather pretend nothing unusual is happening than create a scene. Gropers exploit this, and pick their victims carefully.

Some of the “victims” aren’t so innocent, and false accusations of groping are increasing. The shame associated with chikan makes it possible for especially enterprising young women to blackmail fellow train users.

Faced with a hysterically shrieking woman, most men are willing to be led to the nearest ATM and part with large sums of money (US$3000 isn’t uncommon).

Read more here

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

House of Cardio

I got an email a couple weeks ago about Roxy's latest mix House of Cardio. I downloaded and when I was running this morning it came on, I'm in LOVE with it. Ladies if you need something to keep you going while you are working out this is the mix you need.

The mix is a calbo between Roxy and Van Scott that includes classic joints along with new songs including the latest single by Roxy & Van Scott (Drlkt Freddi). Get ready to be pumped up and feel that burn burn burn!

Download: House of Cardio

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I'm Judging a Battle?!

Yes it is true, rap battles are still going. Thanks to Eminem's 8-Mile rap battles became widly popular and some of the worst people were coming out and showing us their wanna be skills. I'm looking forward to judging this upcoming battle at the Blue Nile the fourth Saturday in June, maybe there will be some sick verses. If you're around come on down and check out the action.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Jonah Samson

Photographer Jonah Samson leaves little to the imagination with his latest work Pleasantville. With his dark sense of humor Samson explores American cultures fascination with sex and violence as entertainment using a diorama style set-up to create scenes that are fairly realistic. Hand crafting each of the models used Samson works in a very 'old school' way. Everything is hand-painted, assembled, shot on film and printed in the traditional analog way. There are NEVER any digital manipulations done to the work the only manipulation is that from the construction process using lighting and depth of field. Pleasantville is currently on display at the G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle until the end of July. If you can't make the show check out Jonah Samson's website where you can contact him directly to purchase the softbound, full-colour 8"x10" 36 page book.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Street Politics-Maria Isa

Who needs Nina Sky when we got Reggaeton/Hip-Hop artist Maria Isa who will be celebrating her Street Politics album release party at the legendary First Avenue tonight. Check out how she shows off her braggadocious style with her all LIVE band. The night's host will be local hip-hop hero Muja Messiah with other performances by Rhymesayers' I-Self Devine, Mayda, Kill the Vultures and St. Paul Slim.

First Avenue

701 1st Ave N

Minneapolis, MN 55403


Bonus: The first single off Street Politics, "Carmello"

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Last Night at the Dinkytowner

Check out the last night at the Dinkytowner by Justin Schell. I made the cut check it out...

The Dinkytowner from Justin Schell | 612 to 651 on Vimeo.


Terry Urban & Gold Coin Clothing - Southerngold (Mixtape)

1. M.I.A. Artistes (Ft. Pitbull & Ying Yang Twins)
2. You’ll Find A Way Player (Ft. Andre 3000 & Bun B)
3. Still Tippin’ It (Ft. Slim Thug & Mike Jones)
4. Can’t Say It (Ft. T-Pain)
5. Creating Kryptonite (Ft. Purple Ribbon All-Stars)
6. Fire Superman (Ft. Lil’ Wayne) [Prod. By Mike Cash]
7. Hustlin’ With The Lights Out (Ft. Rick Ross)
8. Shawty Is Starstuck (Ft. The Dream)
9. Unfreakable Girl (Ft. Gucci Mane)
10. Nann Lady (Ft. Trick Daddy & Trina) [Prod. By JKhan]
11. Anne’s Plan (Ft. Chip Tha Ripper) [Prod. By Mike Cash]
12. You’ll Go Crazy (Ft. Young Jeezy) [Prod. By Mike Cash]

Download: HERE