SEMTEX TV: DELA SOUL, MOS DEF, NAS, WILL I AM, KANYE WEST, DAMON ALBARN ROC THE MIC @ THE G.O.O.D. MUSIC AFTER PARTY, LONDON, UK from DJ SEMTEX on Vimeo.
WILL I AM
Lotta Pain - Roc Raida Featuring Sadat X & Diamond D from Roc Raida's upcoming album CUTTING COMES TO HARLEM. Directed By Al Shaw Ki & Berman Fenelus. Track Produced By Diamond D. Dedicated to the Stop The Violence Movement!
Grime artist from the UK, WILEY, drops a fun video from his Mark Ronson produced single CASH IN MY POCKET. Its from Wiley's upcoming album SEE CLEAR NOW due this December. The video was filmed in one continuous take and has an office full of employees joining in on the action.
Props to THATREALISH for the heads up!
If you are in San Francisco, don't miss the latest WONDER FULL, Bobbito's and DJ spinna's long running tribute party celebrating the music of Stevie Wonder. Its being held at MIGHTY in San Francisco and tickets can be purchased in advance at going.com/wonderfullsf.
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DJ GEOMETRIX, of the Troopers Crew and Sound Smugglers Productions, drops a new LIVE mix set recorded at The Park in Washington DC on 11/15/08. Listen or download HERE
Courtesy E! ONLINE By Josh Grossberg
MC Breed is joining his pal Tupac in the great rap hall in the sky.
The Michigan hip-hopster best known for the 1993 hit "Gotta Get Mine," featuring Shakur, died of kidney failure Saturday at the age of 37.
Breed (full name Eric Breed) had been ill for some time and died as a result of kidney failure in his sleep at a friend's house in Ypsilanti, a suburb of Detroit. "We are saddened by our great loss. More than just an artist, we mourn the loss of a beloved father, son, brother and friend," his family and management said. "We are thankful and blessed to have been in his presence and want him to be remembered for his creative, caring, talented and hard-working spirit." Breed's 1991 debut, M.C. Breed & DFC, spawned the single "Ain't No Future in Yo' Frontin'." His 1993 release, The New Breed, featured "Gotta Get Mine" with Tupac. After Shakur's death in 1996, Breed released 10 more albums but never really broke through the mainstream again.
There is a great article posted HERE from earlier this year and the video below is of his hit with Tupac Shakur, "Gotta Get Mine":
ArtistWorks, Inc has partnered with DJ Qbert of ThudRumble to create the Qbert Skratch University an online video learning site. The groundbreaking university is expected to launch in early 2009.
World renowned skratch innovator, DJ Qbert uses a series of progressive videos to teach all levels of Skratching techniques from basic to exotic as well as Beat Juggling.
This format of exchanging videos with a legendary DJ where the entire community learns is the first of its kind.
Turntablists around the world use simple and innovative video management technology created by ArtistWorks. Student members post videos on the University site and using the latest in Internet video technology, Qbert responds to student videos, offering his personal guidance and suggestions.
Students and fans appreciate the ability to access previously unavailable world-class experts in an easy and affordable manner. Unique to the ArtistWorks approach is its customized interactive video learning environment. Utilizing ArtistWorks proprietary technology platform (patent pending), students submit their own videos for evaluation, and are provided written and video responses directly from the artist. With this expert feedback and the opportunity to view the other student's artist/student exchanges, progress is unlimited.
DJ Qbert says "It's cool that Skratching has so many fans around the world and we can all be in one place now and learn from each other no matter where we live."
Qbert's entire method is going to be presented and available at all times, so students can learn at their own pace and move around the lessons if they prefer. Although the lessons are progressive and get more difficult, they will never go away. Qbert will also be posting some videos from the road, competitions etc. The students will have a personal area where they can post a few of their own videos of themselves Qbert will critique the student video submissions with a response video or a written text assessment and give them an assignment if need be. The introductory fee will be extremely affordable at $60 for 3 months.
For more information, please visit www.qbertskratchuniversity.com.