Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Otayo Dubb is for the Children…

This video gem fittingly dropped on Father’s Day.  A thing of beauty, perfectly matching the tone of the MTK-produced song by Beatrock’s own, Otayo Dubb.  Top notch effort by all involved…peep:

Thursday, June 14, 2012

This dude might ACTUALLY be crazy...

Incase you missed it, Action Bronson dropped a new video for his joint "Steve Wynn" off his Blue Chips project which you can get here. I also included a previously released video for "Hookers At The Point", also from Blue Chips, just to prove my point. I love this dudes "I don't give a fuck" attitude. Come to think of it, Rik Cordero directed both videos...maybe he is the crazy one.

Noah Vinson, Frank Ramz, and Rich-P - Humans In Hollywood (Video)

Noah Vinson, Frank Ramz, and Rich-P teamed up on this track that will be featured on Vinson's The Life and Rich P's The Assassination Mixtape. They also decided to drop a video for "Humans In Hollywood". Here's what they had to say about the concept:
"Humans In Hollywood" came from me thinking about how people react to fame, and i've seen what fame does, people let success get to their heads and I feel like with me it will never get that way so I will never know what it means to be "Hollywood" as some would say.
 Check out the video below then hit the link to download. Peace.

Monday, June 11, 2012

“Boys become men, men become fathers, and we do the best we can.”

I am the father of two amazing kids. A daughter, and a son. Earlier tonight I went for a drive with my daughter. We listened to Macklemore:  “And We Danced” over and over. While some of the content is not necessarily appropriate for a 12-year-old, it just seemed like the right choice for the moment. We both needed something upbeat and fun, and she loves that song. Earlier we had taken her younger brother back to his mother, and were in a bit of a somber mood.
I bring this up because I feel very strongly that an important component of my parental influence on my children revolves around music. From Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry, to Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Ramones and The Rolling Stones, all the way up to The Beastie Boys, NWA, Michael Jackson, Rage Against The Machine, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Jack White, and Bop Alloy. I could go on and on, but you get the point. My hope is that she will remember. That she will pair the moments in her life where she heard good music with important life lessons. That she will not forget what she felt and heard, and what she learned.
When we jump in the car tomorrow morning, it will be the usual routine. I’ll say: “I need a good one” as I scroll through my IPod. We will probably start with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: “Stop”, and go from there. One day I’ll hand the IPod to her.

BFA with a PSA...It's Taco Tuesday

Some of you youngsters might not remember the inception of Taco Tuesday...shit some of you might not know what it is now. I know two that do though...Goon and Cole...aka Brothers From Another. Since I got hip with their Too Soon EP in 2009, I think I have heard everything released from these two young cats from Seattle. Taco Tuesday is probably their most complete project to date and continuing to rep the town HARD with tracks like "Molly Moons", "Sonic Boom", and "Hotel Monaco". They also decided to bring a long a few of their friends and Town vets, Malice and Mario Sweet, Thig Nat (of The Physics), Geo aka Prometheus Brown (of Blue Scholars), and DJ 100Proof (of Members Only). I can get down with every track on Taco Tuesday, but "Sonic Boom" is the cut. I can't tell you if it's the maturity of their verses, the beat, or the mix by DJ 100Proof, but I find myself gravitating towards this track. You know, it's one of those start with it, then play through the EP, and then end with it kinda tracks for me. Don't take my word for it though, pick up your own copy tomorrow, Taco Tuesday, at the link below.  Peace.