Up and coming South Central Los Angeles rapper K-Boy, fresh off the success of his latest mixtape “The California Earthquake”, is once again ready to make headlines in West Coast rap with a brand new collaborative project with Hoo Bangin’ Records artist YG Soprano, called “No Home Training”.
Thavius Beck, like many of Los Angeles' independent MCs, cut his teeth at the Project Blowed open mic workshop in LA's Leimert Park. But even in the 1990s, when Beck was a member of Global Phlowtations (along with Mikah-9, Sach, and a handful of others), and went by the handle Adlib, his sights were fixed on the future of music.
Originally developed by Tinker Hatfield and Nike CEO Mark Parker in 1987, the Air Max 1 was the first shoe with a visible air unit, partly inspired by the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, a modern building with large glass walls that allow the inside of the building to be seen.
A Los Angeles native, Jern Eye began crafting his skills early on at freestyle battles in famous L.A. clubs. Forming the west coast staple group, Lunar Heights with friend and fellow emcee Spear Of The Nation shortly after high school, the group eventually migrated north to Oakland to join the Bay Area's flourishing independent hip-hop scene.
Foot Locker and international streetwear brand adidas Originals continue to celebrate originality by collaborating and creating special footwear offers that are exclusively available in Foot Locker stores. Successfully introduced in spring / summer 2009 the two partners take again the adidas Originals Vespa collection for fall / winter as basis for a Foot Locker Exclusive Line bringing to life a cool sneaker pack with clean silhouettes and simple colour combinations.
From its humble DJ record service beginnings in the early 80s which is still the world’s largest DJ Service, to creating Mixmag the world’s most successful club culture magazine, a street wear brand and music compilation CDs [including Back to Mine, described by NME magazine as 'probably the greatest compilation series ever'], DMC has been vital in the growth of the DJ as a highly influential modern day cultural icon.
From starting the DJ Championships event many moons ago, being a pivotal force behind the infamous Radio Luxembourg, meeting Elvis and The Beatles, to being the first to put on Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston and LL Cool J in England, Tony Prince has more stories than we can fit in a hundred press releases.
It would probably be easier if we told you what Hopsin doesn’t do, but Hop is an MC, producer, director, actor, and editor. And his journey has been anything but painless. Like many kids, Hopsin wanted to be “cool”. But as hard as he tried, he never graduated past being that “weird black kid” that rode around on a skateboard.
Born and raised in Southern California, SwizZz is not your stereotypical MC. Through his music, SwizZz reveals a wide range of experiences, much of which he credits to his biracial background. He is not, nor does he claim to be, a “thug” or a “gangsta”, but prides himself on being able to reach the masses by being honest about his confrontations with life’s challenges. It is not always glamorous or positive, but you can count on SwizZz being true to himself.
A musical journey awaits you… Witness, and enjoy, as Realize takes you there! Hip hop is an ever changing, always evolving musical genre that is world wide and dominates, and shows no signs of slowing down. Over the years the sound has become more melodic, and intricate compared to the early hard driving, head bopping drumbeats.
Being signed to one of the most storied record labels in music history has its valleys and peaks. And while only a few know the feeling, no one may know it better than Tha Realest who is preparing to release his debut album Witness Tha Realest on July 14th from Team Dime Entertainment and RBC Records.
In 2001, Stones Throw label boss Peanut Butter Wolf was DJ-ing at a High-School prom when he first met James Pants. Sharply dressed and with his prom-date in tow, James approached the DJ booth and formally introduced himself to one of his heroes.
Someone call Jessica Fletcher - a mystery is afoot in the urban music scene! A masked rapper - known only as Nobody - is creating a huge buzz online with a track called Jerusalem. The track - which borrows from William Blakes classic poem - is a satirical poke at contemporary British life, set against a funky electro melody and an infectious bassline.
Artists don't come with more credentials than Joe Bataan, who anticipated the disco movement with his ‘latin soul’ sound, had one of the first ever charting rap records (in 1979!) and who’s ‘Salsoul’ album gave the seminal disco label it’s name.