VIDEO: True Hip-Hop Stories: Cinderfella Dana Dane

True Hip-Hop Stories: Cinderfella Dana Dane from D-Nice on Vimeo.

In this edition of True Hip-Hop Stories, Dana Dane takes us on a journey through Fort Green Projects and discusses what motivated him to write his classic recording "Cinderfella Dana Dane."


Grand Master Roc Raida in association with Rane and Serato presents 2009 GONG DJ BATTLE: New York

In the spirit of America's favorite TV talent show from the 1970s, "The Gong Show", Roc Raida's Gong DJ Battles feature top battle DJs going head to head on the wheels of steel in front of expert judges...and a gong. That's right, anyone caught slippin' in skills, gets GONGED and has to stop battling immediately. The last DJ standing wins the title, the prizes and international renown for being UNGONGABLE! Be there on May 28th for comedy + drama + turntablism!

Hosts: Lord Sear & DJ Fat Fingaz
Music by DJ Boogie Blind

Performances by
Roc Raida: 1995 DMC World Champion & DJ for Busta Rhymes
plus Special Guests

DJ Rob Swift: Ill Insanity
DJ Esquire: 2007 Gong DJ Battle Champ
DJ Solo: 2008 Gong DJ Battle Champ

Thursday, May 28: Doors open at 8pm.
Battle begins at 9pm. All Ages Welcome. 21+ to drink.
SOBs 204 Varick St. @ West Houston NYC 10014 sobs.com
Trains: 1 to Houston or A B C D E F to West 4th
Pick up $12 advance tickets at ticketweb.com or through the SOBs Box Office: 212.243.4940. $15 day of show

DJs entering must register on the day of, at the door, by 8pm to battle.
Anyone from any country can enter - and we hear they are...

The Official Gong DJ Battle Site + Rules: myspace.com/thegongdjbattle
Roc Raida, Gong DJ Battle CEO: myspace.com/rocraida

Info courtesy of TOOLS OF WAR


MUSIC TECH: Beat Making Software For Kids- GROOVY MUSIC CITY

Do you have children or know of kids who show an interest in becoming the next J Dilla, Timbaland or Pete Rock? Well now there is a software designed just for them (ages 7 and up) to help them craft the next hit single or just to teach them music theory and arrangement. GROOVY MUSIC CITY, the home version of the popular Groovy Music educational software series, lets kids compose their own music on a home computer. They’ll learn rhythms, chords, melodies, and music notation – all while having fun and exploring their creativity. With Groovy Music City, kids can create their own music in a futuristic city theme and use library of sounds that include patterns as well as individual sounds. The MIDI record keyboard is available and a physical keyboard can be connected to the computer to record notes and melodies. Once their creations are finalized, kids can share them on the web using the secure groovymusic.com web site. Groovy Music City is available for MAC/WINDOWS and retails for $39.95.


MIXTAPES: HipHopDX Presents Wordsmith & Chubb Rock "A Crack In The Bridge"

Thanks to DubMD for the info:

With the "Bridging the Gap" album dropping on June 16th, it was only right that Chubb Rock & Wordsmith get you in the mood for some real music courtesy of HipHopDX and Dub MD Promotions. More on the mellow side of things, "A Crack in the Bridge" mixtape is just a small appetizer in comparison to the album. Boasting only soulful singing sensation Kimia Collins on the album, Wordsmith looked to display his Nu Revolution Camp throughout the mixtape.

Consisting of Kontact, Black Knight & Sly Solomon you have heard these MC's on numerous Wordsmith tracks over the past 2 years. Keeping it in the family and homegrown, Baltimore MC's Soulstice and Articulate are the only outside features. In closing, enjoy this mixtape and support not just real hip hop, but good music in general. Chubb Rock & Wordsmith will see ya'll on June 16th!

01.) Back In (feat. Kimia Collins) (Produced by Strada)
02.) Our Luv (Produced by Strada)
03.) Conversation With My Soulmate (Produced by Strada)
04.) I'm Here Now (feat. Kontact & Black Knight) (Produced by Street Level)
05.) Another Party Joint (Produced by Strada)
06.) The New Street Kings (feat. Articulate & Black Knight) (Produced by Strada)
07.) Top Of The World (feat. Nu Revolution Camp) (Produced by Street Level)
08.) Music For The Millennium (feat. Soulstice) (Produced by Capish)
09.) Virtual Relaxation (feat. Kontact & Black Knight) (Produced by Professa)
10.) Letters Through Time (feat. Kontact & Black Knight) (Produced by Professa)
11.) Bridging The Gap (Snippet) (Produced by Strada)


VIDEO: A Deeper Look Into M.O.P.

Mash Out Posse, rugged never smooth!


VIDEO: True Hip-Hop Stories: The Homeless Emcee

True Hip-Hop Stories: Homeless Emcee from D-Nice on Vimeo.

Sawed Off, a homeless emcee recounts his life on the streets along with his passion for his craft.


This is bananas! DJ Green Lantern and ONSMASH present a new mixtape featuring the one and only Joell Ortiz- JOELL ORTIZ COVERS THE CLASSICS. Brilliant concept here as Joell goes in and reinterprets some of most treasured gems in hip hop. Download this HERE.

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