Friday, January 22, 2010

Hope for Haiti NOW benefit concert tonight on MTV at 8 PM EST.

Make sure you catch Hope for Haiti NOW tonight at 8 pm EST on MTV. The musical performances will include: Madonna, Haitian artist Emeline Michel, Wyclef
Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira and Sting, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, Tim Cokely err... John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder and Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow, Beyoncé, Coldplay and a collaboration between Bono, The Edge, Jay-Z and Rihanna.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Dream is Realized!

I haven't posted the video yet (I will soon..), but the King event in Atlanta was a complete success! Incredible performances by the Ebenzer Baptist Church choir, some intermezzo group that killed it, Deeper Shade of Soul choir, my man Speech of Arrested Development, and of course the Elements. I for one was MOST impressed by the childrens presentation though... lol! Then we had the opportunity to see the premiere of a moving tribute to the life of A.D. King, the brother of Martin Luther King.

It was a incredible and inspiring night..

I tell you this.. I have been blessed with many things in this life, but to have the last living matriarch of what I would consider the first family of freedom thank you for a song you wrote for them is one of the highest blessings I have experienced! Stay tuned! We're keeping it moving in 2010. Next up... Chrisette Michele, The Elements, and more raising money for the relief efforts in Haiti... what a life!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Iron Man Tony Starks...

Okay.. The fan boy in me HAD to do this. It looks too crazy for me not to! So, In honor of the new Iron Man 2 trailer, I thought I’d post a few stills. A little Background origin material on some of the new characters so you have a brief idea of who they are if you're not a comic book aficionado. Keep in mind that several plot elements have been changed by big budget Hollywood. What I have included is a mixture of some of the most basic plot and origin material of these people. It does however look like a amazing rendition of the original story.

It’s funny... MOST big named artists I’ve met are comic book aficionados... Lupe Fiasco, Musiq Soulchild, Pete Rock, 9th Wonder, David Banner.. just to name a few. I think it is the whole creators respecting and appreciating creativity of all forms thing. I know it is for me anyway... But without further ado patrons, I give you Iron Man! Until next time, Enjoy these goodies!

Official Iron Man 2 Trailer

New Characters in the film

War Machine (played by Don Cheadle.. Bad move Terrance H... Bad move...)Terrence Howard portrays James Rhodes in the 2008 Iron Man film.[91] In the film, Rhodes is a U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, who serves as the military's chief liaison to Stark Industries. He is also Tony Stark's most trusted ally and best friend. Rhodes is depicted in the film wearing a "Brass Rat", the MIT school ring, indicating that in the film, he and Stark were graduates of the same college,[92] and on his other hand he wears an Air Force Academy ring, suggesting that he received his masters degree from MIT after earning a "grad school slot" for high academic achievement while at USAFA. Though the War Machine armor makes no appearance in the film, two nods to Rhodes being War Machine were made. During a scene when Rhodes looks at the Iron Man Mark II armor, he says "Next time, baby!" hinting Rhodes' future as War Machine. The second nod to War Machine is made when animation of War Machine's shoulder cannon appears during the film's end credits. Director Jon Favreau told Ain't It Cool News that War Machine would appear in the sequels and Howard was cast with this in mind.[93] Don Cheadle assumed the role of War Machine after contract disputes with Howard.

Initially a supporting character in volume one of Iron Man, Rhodes later assumed the mantle of Iron Man after Tony Stark's relapse into alcoholism in issue #170 (May 1983). The character would continue in a supporting role and later resume the role of Iron Man following Stark's purported death in issue #284 (September 1992). After Stark's return to the role of Iron Man, Rhodes continued as the superhero War Machine and later made his solo series debut in his own eponymous title after being featured as a supporting character

Whiplash (played by Mickey Rourke)

Mickey Rourke will play the villain Whiplash, the film version of which will include elements from the Crimson Dynamo, in Iron Man 2.[17] His alter ego will be named Ivan Vanko, who in the film will be the son of Anton Vanko, the original Dynamo in the comics.

The first Crimson Dynamo appears in the episode "Iron Man vs. the Crimson Dynamo" and was piloted by an astronaut named Ivan Vanko, Vanko was an astronaut stranded in space in very close orbit to the Sun for two years. He crashlanded on a bridge and took a beeline for the Project Pegasus headquarters, after several failed attempts from Iron Man to stop him, he paid a visit to Project Pegasus to find out Vanko's reasons for targeting the building. A doctor, Anton Harkov told Tony the story of leaving him in space, and that Vanko was out for revenge. While breaking through the building Vanko reveals one of his causes of of his anger is that Harkov "took my [Vanko] family from me." Pepper then does a search for Vanko's family. One last attempt by Iron Man to save Harkov allows Pepper enough time to bring in Vanko's family. After seeing his family he abandons his attempts of revenge.

Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johansson)
The Black Widow is a world class athlete and gymnast, expert martial artist (including karate, judo, aikido, savate, various styles of kung fu, and boxing), markswoman, and weapons specialist as well as having extensive espionage training. She is also an accomplished ballerina.

The Black Widow uses a variety of equipment invented by Soviet scientists and technicians, with later improvements by S.H.I.E.L.D. scientists and technicians. She usually wears distinctively shaped bracelets which fire "widow sting" energy blasts, as well as "widow line" grappling hooks, and tear gas pellets. She wears a belt of metallic disc-charges containing plastic explosives. Her costume consists of synthetic stretch fabric equipped with micro-suction cups on fingers and feet, enabling her to adhere to walls and ceilings.

The Black Widow has been enhanced by biotechnology that enhances her body's resistance to aging and disease.

Nick Fury (played by Samuel L. Jackson)

The modern-day Fury, initially a CIA agent, debuted a few months later in Fantastic Four #21 (Dec. 1963). In Strange Tales #135 (Aug. 1965) the character was transformed into a James Bond-like spy and leading agent of the fictional espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D. The character makes frequent appearances in Marvel comic books as the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. and as an intermediary between the U.S. government or the United Nations and various superheroes. It is eventually revealed that Fury takes a special medication called the Infinity Formula that halted his aging and allows him to be active despite being nearly a century old.
Little known fact.. In the Ultimate Avengers series, Samuel L. Jackson was actually who Nick Fury was model after by the artists at Jackson's permission. Pretty cool he's playing him in the movie.

Nick Fury's aging has been slowed greatly by the Infinity Formula, a serum created by Dr. Berthold Sternberg. Fury was first inoculated with the serum in the 1940s. Fury took the serum annually for many years. Due to its cumulative effect, Fury no longer needs additional doses to prolong his life span. Nick Fury is a highly athletic man despite his advanced chronological age. He has 95% vision loss in his injured left eye, over which he wears a cosmetic eyepatch.

Fury is a seasoned unarmed and armed combat expert, was a heavyweight boxer in the army (during World War II), and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a brown belt in Jiu Jitsu. He has honed his unarmed combat skills sparring with Captain America.

Fury is a combat veteran of three wars (World War II, Korea, Vietnam), plus numerous "military advisor" missions and clandestine operations ("a dozen conflicts you've never even heard of"). He is trained as a paratrooper, Ranger, a demolitions expert, vehicle specialist (including aircraft and seagoing vessels) and United States Special Forces.

Fury has access to a wide variety of equipment and weaponry designed by S.H.I.E.L.D. technicians. He wears a S.H.I.E.L.D. uniform made of 9-ply Kevlar (able to withstand ballistic impact up to .45 caliber bullets) and a Beta Cloth (type C), a fire-resistant material whose kindling temperature is 1,700 °F (930 °C).

Fury uses various types of handguns, including a .15 caliber needle gun, a government issue .45 caliber automatic, a captured German Luger in 9mm Parabellum, a modified semi-automatic Walther PPK in 9 mm Parabellum, and the Ingram MAC-10 machine pistol in .45 caliber.

As the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Fury has access to the entire S.H.I.E.L.D. highly advanced arsenal of weaponry, and various air, land, and sea craft provided by S.H.I.E.L.D., and numerous S.H.I.E.L.D. paraphernalia including a radio-link tie, and a bulletproof suit.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pete Rock, Premier, and 9th Wonder. The True School don't get any truer than this...

So it’s taken me a couple of days to sit down and write this, but when you go to a show as impact filled as the one I went to this weekend.. well... Let’s just say I had to go through the self assessment process first. That being said, this past weekend I got the chance to go witness two of the most prolific producers in Hip-Hop history (and trust me there is NO argument here patrons...) on the SAME stage at the SAME time. Another hip-hop soon to be legend who is ALL about the preservation of this great art, 9th Wonder put together one of the most creative events I have gotten the opportunity to see in quite some time. Shouts go out to 9th Wonder, Kyle Santillian (, all the artists, the whole True School Movement (, and of course, Peter Rock and DJ Premier for making such an incredible night possible.

So of course the format was crazy. 9th Wonder hosting along with Santillian. They basically paid homage to some of the all-time greatest songs (which of course is debatable...) by having one of the many artists present perform the song backed by the Remix Project... one of my new favorite bands. They basically switched back and forth between the two special guests all night.. Dope. This was by far the best and most well executed tribute show I had ever seen live. It had real preparation, real emotion. I loved it.

This might take a minute for you all to digest, but I decide to list some of the production credits for BOTH producers. I invite you to go back and listen to all of their incredible work. Sounds crazy, I know, but I’m not even joking! If you’re a hip-hop head you’ll be better for it.. If you’re new to hip-hop... trust me... you don’t need to go to much further then these two men to fall in love with the art.

DJ Premier Discography

*Gang Starr - No More Mr. Nice Guy (1989) (features outside production from other producers)
*Gang Starr - Step in the Arena (1991)
*Gang Starr - Daily Operation (1992)
*Gang Starr - Hard to Earn (1994)
*Jeru the Damaja - The Sun Rises in the East (1994)
*Group Home - Livin' Proof (1995)
*Jeru the Damaja - Wrath of the Math (1996)
*Bahamadia - Kollage (1996) (features work from other producers and musicians, including The Roots)
*Gang Starr - Moment of Truth (1998)
*Gang Starr - Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr (1999)
*Gang Starr - The Ownerz (2003)
Selected production credits

*Nas - Illmatic (1994) (3 tracks)
*The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die (1994) (1 track)
*Crooklyn Dodgers - Clockers Soundtrack (1995) (1 track)
*Guru - Jazzmatazz, Vol. II: The New Reality (1995) (1 track)
*Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt (1996) (3 tracks)
*Nas - It Was Written (1996) (1 tracks)
*M.O.P. - Firing Squad (1996) (7 tracks)
*The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death (1997) (2 tracks)
*Buckshot Lefonque - Music Evolution (1997) (8 tracks)
*Rakim - The 18th Letter (1997) (2 tracks)
*M.O.P. - First Family 4 Life (1998) (5 tracks)
*All City - Metropolis Gold (1998) (1 track)
*Nas - I Am... (1999) (2 tracks)
*Mos Def - Black on Both Sides (1999) (1 track)
*Freddie Foxxx - Industry Shakedown (2000) (2 tracks)
*M.O.P. - Warriorz (2000) (5 tracks)
*Big L - The Big Picture (2000) (3 tracks)
*Afu-Ra - Body of the Life Force (2000) (5 tracks)
*Nas - Stillmatic (2001) (1 track)
*Pitch Black - Pitch Black Law (2004) (2 tracks)
*Royce Da 5'9" - Death is Certain (2004) (1 track)
*MC Lyte - Wonder Years 2005
*Christina Aguilera - Back to Basics 2006
*Nas - Hip-Hop is Dead (2006)
*Verbal Threat - The Golden Era (2006)
Pete Rock Discography

Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Act like u know
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Al the places
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - All souled out
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Anger in the nation
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Appreciate
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Back on the block (EQ Bonus remix)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Back on the block (Pete Rock party dub)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Back on the block (LA Get Down remix)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Back on the block
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Can't front on me
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Carmel city
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Check it out
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Climax
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Creator
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Da two
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Death becomes you
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Escape
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - For Pete's sake
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Get on the mic (remix)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Get on the mic
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Ghettos of the mind
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Go with the flow
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Good life (Group Home mix)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Good life
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - I get physical
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - I got a love (remix)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - I got a love
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - If it ain't rough, it ain't right
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - In the flesh
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - In the house (remix)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - In the house
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - It's like that
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - It's not a game
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - It's on you
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Lots of lovin
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Lots of loving (remix)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Love thing
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca and the Soul Brother
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - On & on
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - One in a million
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Return of the Mecca
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Searching (remix)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Searching
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Shine on me
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Skinz
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Soul brother #1
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Specialize
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Straighten it out (remix)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Straighten it out
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Sun won't come out
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Take you there (Foundation mix)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Take you there (remix)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Take you there
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Tell me
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - The basement
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - The creator
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - The main ingredient
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - They reminisce over you (Demo mix)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - They reminisce over you (T.R.O.Y.)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - They reminisce over you (Vibes mix)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - What's next on the menu
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Wig out
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Worldwide

50 Cent - Emotional
9th Wonder - Class in session LP
A.D.O.R. - The penetration
A.D.O.R. - Enter the center
A.D.O.R. - Let it all hang out (Pete Rock remix)
Alexander O'Neal - In the middle
All City - Priceless
Amel Larrieux ft Mos Def - Get up (Pete Rock remix)
AZ - Gimme yours
AZ - Rather unique
Baldhead Slick ft Keason & - Pimp ****
Basic Black - She's mine
Big L - Holdin it down
Big L ft Party Arty, AG & Pete Rock - Holdin' it down (unreleased version)
Big L- Who you slidin with
Black Star ft Black Thought - Respiration ( Pete Rock Remix )
Brand Nubian ft Pete Rock - Slow down (remix)
Brandy - I wanna be down (Pete Rock remix)
Busta Rhymes - Shut 'em down 2002
Champ MC - Keep it on the real (Pete Rock remix)
Chaundon - Geek down
Chi-Ali - Roadrunner
Crown Lee ft Pete Rock - 2 many stars
Curse - Nimm's Leicht
Da Beatminerz ft Caron Wheeler & Pete Rock - Open (Pete Rock remix)
Da Beatminerz ft Caron Wheeler & Pete Rock - Open
Da Youngsta's - Iz u wit me (Pete Rock remix)
Da Youngstas - Pass da mic
Da Youngstas ft Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Who's the mic wrecka
Das Efx - Jussummen (Pete Rock remix)
Das Efx - Real Hip-Hop (Pete Rock remix)
De La Soul ft Pete Rock - Stay away
Deda - Baby Pa
Deda - Blah uno
Deda - Can't wait
Deda - Everyman
Deda - How I'm livin
Deda - I originate
Deda - Markd4death
Deda - Nasty scene
Deda - Nothing more
Deda - Press rewind
Deda - Rhyme writer
Deda - Too close
Deda - Understand?
Diamond D ft Pete Rock & Phife Dawg - Painz & strife
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Code Red
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Somethin like dis
DJ Muro ft Freddie Foxxx - Patch up the pieces
Edo G - Boston
Edo G - Jus listen
Edo G - Just call my name
Edo G - Pay the price
Edo G - Right now!
Edo G - School em
Edo G - Shed a tear
Edo G - Stop dat!
Edo G - Voices
Edo G ft Pete Rock - Situations
EPMD - Rampage (Pete Rock remix)
Father MC - Lisa Lisa (remix)
Father MC - R&B swinger
Freddie Foxxx - Bumpy Knuckles baby
Freddie Foxxx - Industry shakedown
Freddie Foxxx - The ChanceSellor
Freddie Foxxx - Who knows why
Gang Starr - Militia (Pete Rock remix)
Ghostface - Be easy
Grand Agent & Pete Rock - This is what they meant (remix)
Grand Agent & Pete Rock - This is what they meant
Grand Puba - Issues (Pete Rock remix)
Groove B Chill - Starting from zero
Grap Luva - Collector's item
Grap Luva - Revenge
Groove B Chill - There it is
Heather B ft Tammy Lucas & Pete Rock - Dedicated
Heavy D & The Boyz - Black coffee
Heavy D & The Boyz - Blue funk
Heavy D & The Boyz - Cuz he's always around
Heavy D & The Boyz - Do me, do me
Heavy D & The Boyz - Got me waiting (remix)
Heavy D & The Boyz - Got me waiting
Heavy D & The Boyz - It's a new day
Heavy D & The Boyz - Let it rain
Heavy D & The Boyz - Love sexy
Heavy D & The Boyz - Sex wit you
Heavy D & The Boyz ft Johnny Gill - Letter to the future
Heavy D & The Boyz ft Tammy Lucas - Is it good to you
Heavy D ft Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Grand Puba, CL Smoot
Hezekiah - Right on
House Of Pain - Jump around (Pete Rock remix)
Incognito - Roots (Pete Rock remix)
INI - Center of attention
INI - Don't you love it
INI - Fakin jax (Pete Rock remix)
INI - Fakin jax
INI - Grown man sport
INI - Intro (h.I.M.)
INI - Kross roads
INI - Life I live
INI - Microphonist wanderlust
INI - Mind over matter
INI - No more words
INI - Props
INI - Square one
INI - Step up
INI - Think twice
INI - To each his own (feat. q-tip & the large professor)
INI - Universal dialect
INI - What you say
Inspectah Deck - Trouble man
J-Live - Kick it to the beat
Jamal - Fades em all
Jeru Da Damaja - Can't stop the prophet (Pete Rock remix)
Jesse Powell - I wasn't with it (remix)
Jim Jones - Gees up
Johnny Gill ft Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Rub you the right way (remix)
K-Solo - Letterman
Keith Murray - Say goodnite
Kid N Play - Bill's at the door
Kid N Play - Next question
Kreators ft Pete Rock - Nightlife
KRS-One - Get yourself up (Pete Rock remix)
KRS-One ft Pete Rock - Go South-Bronx
Krumbsnatcha ft Guru - Straight to the top
L.O.R.D. of Dojo Pros - Why
Large Professor & Pete Rock - The rap world
Leela James ft CL Smooth - Good music
Lords Of The Underground - Flow on (Pete Rock remix)
M.O.P. ft Pete Rock - Here comes the realness (unreleased)
Main Source - Vamos a rapiar
Mary J. Blige - Reminisce (Pete Rock & CL Smooth remix)
Mary J. Blige ft Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Family affaire (Pe
MC Lyte, Bahamadia, Nonchalant & Yo-Yo - Keep on pushin'
Mecalicious - Hope the world don't stop
Mecalicious - How you feel
Mic Geronimo - Unstoppable
Michael Jackson - Butterflies (Pete Rock remix)
Monica - Before you walk out my life (Pete Rock remix)
Monica - Before you walk out of my life (remix)
Mr. Cheeks - All I know
Mr. Cheeks - Turn it up
Nas & Nature - Ultimate high (Pete Rock remix)
Nas - The world is yours
Nas ft Scarface - Favour for a favour (Pete Rock remix)
Naughty By Nature - Hip-hop hooray (Pete Rock remix)
Nick Holder ft Jemini - No more dating DJ's (Pete Rock remix)
Non Phixion - If you got love
Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy (remix)
One Man Army - Deceptions (Pete Rock remix)
Pete Rock - #1 Soul Brother
Pete Rock - A little soul
Pete Rock - Fairground
Pete Rock - Flying
Pete Rock - For the people
Pete Rock - Get involved
Pete Rock - Give it to y'all
Pete Rock - Glowing
Pete Rock - Hip 2 hip
Pete Rock - Hip hopcrisy
Pete Rock - Hip, skip and jump
Pete Rock - Intrigue
Pete Rock - Marching on
Pete Rock - Midnight and you
Pete Rock - Outro
Pete Rock - Pete's jazz
Pete Rock - Pimp strut
Pete Rock - Placebo
Pete Rock - Play dis only at night
Pete Rock - Smoking room only
Pete Rock - Smooth sailing
Pete Rock - Something funky
Pete Rock - Soul survivor intro
Pete Rock - Standard
Pete Rock - Stormy weather
Pete Rock - Take the d train
Pete Rock - The boss
Pete Rock - U are what u are
Pete Rock - Verbal murder pt 1
Pete Rock - Walk on by
Pete Rock - What you waiting for
Pete Rock - You remind me
Pete Rock ft Big Punisher, Norega & Common - Verbal murder 2
Pete Rock ft Black Ice - Truth is
Pete Rock ft Black Thought & Rob O - It's about that time
Pete Rock ft Born & J.Sands - The life
Pete Rock ft Carl McIntosh & Jane Eugene - Take your time
Pete Rock ft Common & Talib Kweli - Fly till I die
Pete Rock ft Dead Prez - Warzone
Pete Rock ft Freddie Foxx - Mind frame
Pete Rock ft Grap Luva - Beats & rhymes
Pete Rock ft Gza & Rza - Head rush
Pete Rock ft Heavy D & Beenie Man - Massive (Hold tight)
Pete Rock ft Inspectah Deck & Kurupt - Tru master
Pete Rock ft Inspectah Deck & Kurupt - Tru master (Pete Rock remix)
Pete Rock ft Jay Dee - *****s know
Pete Rock ft Kardinal Offishal - We good
Pete Rock ft Krumbsnatcha - Beef
Pete Rock ft Large Professor & Kool G Rap - Truly yours 98
Pete Rock ft Leela James - No tears
Pete Rock ft Little Brother - Give it to ya
Pete Rock ft Little Brother - Give it to ya (original version)
Pete Rock ft Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz - Rock steady part II
Pete Rock ft Marley Marl - This life forever
Pete Rock ft MC Eight - One life to live
Pete Rock ft Mecalicious - Verbal murder
Pete Rock ft Method Man - Half man half amazin
Pete Rock ft Ms Jones - Soul survivor
Pete Rock ft Nature - To my advantage
Pete Rock ft O.C. - Respect mine
Pete Rock ft Pharoahe Monch - Just do it
Pete Rock ft Postaboy - It's da Postaboy
Pete Rock ft Raekwon & Masta Killah - The PJ's
Pete Rock ft Reakwon, Prodigy & Ghostface Killah - The game
Pete Rock ft Skillz - One man one DJ
Pete Rock ft Skillz - One man one DJ (remix)
Pete Rock ft Slum Village - Da villa
Pete Rock ft The Lost Boyz - The yearn
Pete Rock ft The U.N. - Cake
Pete Rock ft The U.N. - Nothin' lesser (Jamie's mix)
Pete Rock ft Tragedy Khadafi, Cappadonna & Sticky Fingaz - Strange fruit
Pete Rock ft Vinia Mojica - Mind blowin'
Phife Dawg - Melody adonis
Phife Dawg ft Pete Rock - Lemme find out
Planet Asia - Full course meal
PMD - Buckwild
PM Dawn - Looking through patient eyes (remix)
Prozack - Wonderful life
Psycho Realm - Stone garden (Pete Rock remix)
Public Enemy - Nighttrain (Pete Rock remix)
Public Enemy - Shut em down (Pete Rock remix)
Raekwon - Kids Thats Rich
Raekwon - Sneakers
Rah Digga - What they call me
Rahzel - All I know
Rakim - Living in the streets
Rakim - The saga begins
Rakim - When I'm flowin
Redman - How to roll a blunt
Rob-O - Don't you love it
Rob-O - If I die
Rob-O - Murderville
Rob-O - Rhyme tighter
Rob-O - So many rappers
Rob-O - Top notch microphonist
Rob-O - Who is he
Rob-O - Wonderlust
Rob-O - World premiere
Rock Marciano - Fall back
Rock Marciano - Pimpin aint easy
Roughhouse Survivors - Rough house (Pete Rock remix)
Run DMC - In the house
Run DMC - Wreck shop
Run DMC ft Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Down with the king (Ruffness mix)
Run DMC ft Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Down with the king
Sadat X - Escape from New York
Screwball ft MC Shan - You love to hear these stories
Scritti Politti - Tinseltown to Boogiedown (Pete Rock remix)
Shabba Ranks - Just reality
Slick Rick - Get a job
Slick Rick - I'm captive
Slick Rick ft Pete Rock - World renoun
Slum Village ft Pete Rock - Once upon a time
Smif-N-Wessun - Pete Rock track
Soul Supreme ft Pete Rock, T-Max & AG - Queen
Spinderella ft Pete Rock, Medusa & Sugga B - Burn 'em
Sporty Theivz - Street cinema 2 (Pete Rock remix)
The U.N. - Game of death
The U.N. - How you want it
The U.N. - Long time coming
The U.N. - The art
The U.N. - The avenue
Tony Touch ft Large Professor & Pete Rock - Out da box
Troy Slugs - Get it 4 real
Visionaires - Blindside
YG'z - Get your groove on
YGz - Ghetto celeb
YGz - Street ***** (Pete Rock remix)
YGz - Street *****
YGz - Sumthin´ 4 da head

For a more exhaustive list for DJ Premier (excluding his Gang Starr work..) go to

For a more exhaustive list for Pete Rock go to

Trust me there is WAY WAY more out there. Believe it or not... Enjoy and emerge with a deeper appreciation for two of the G.O.A.T’s in hip-hops history.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

9th Wonder to salute Pete Rock and Premier in NC Dec. 12th

Need I say more? Really NOT much else to say here... Hopefully, I'll see you there. If you're a writer (under 25) and you miss this, you're missing out on two of the sources of inspiration for YOUR favorite rapper. If you're a producer and you miss this, than you're probably also one of those guys who doesn't take constructive criticism on his production so he can evolve. If you're a true head than I don't need to convince you... Nice way to close out '09.. Hopefully, big blessings for all involved in this event in 2010. I know I've heard of some BIG projects in the works and on the horizon... Personally, I can't wait.. See you in NC.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Eminem, Black Thought, The Boogieman Mos in the Cypher.. The Heart is STILL beating!

I ain't gonna say much. I just want the young ones out there to honestly tell me there favorite rapper can do this. No disrespect for anyone doing ANYTHING in this artform. It was made to be a form of self-expression. SELF expression meaning you might express yourself different from MYSELF. But that being said, Hip-hop is ALSO about lyrics, wordplay, skills... Here a few of the best. And also a question to the MC's.. Could you hold your own.... in the Cypher?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

NEW MUSIC OUT OF SC! Support good local hip-hop!

What's going on people. Long time no talk. As always there's a lot of good going on though. Here's some good from one of my partners Akshun from the Magnum Opus camp. GOOD music out of SC. Check out this leak of his upcoming album Sinners Therapy and support SC hip-hop! I still think his debut album Diamond District is one of the BEST local projects of all time. But that's just me... You'll have to check it out to find out... E-mail Akshun for more info....

What's happening folks. Included in the link is the info related to the album I'm prepping to release this fall. Feel free to add songs to your blogs, tweets, mixtapes and whatever you please. Also if you guys have the time send me feedback on the songs all love/hate/criticism is appreciated.