Its official. Aftermath F*CKED up! Joell is a beast and this is my sh*t right here. The video completely took me back. Props to director Rik Cordero. "Free Agent" in stores April 20th.

VIDEO: CYPRESS HILL- "It Aint Nothing"

The official video for Cypress Hill "It Ain't Nothin'" off of the new album, "Rise Up", dropping on April 6th.


I have been seeing these online for quite some time but never downloaded templates or attempted to construct one. Paper toys/figures also known as Cubeecraft, are another element in the collectible vinyl toy world. Though made of paper, these ingenious figures are designed by some of the illest artists in the graf, vinyl toy and underground art world. The above figure was designed by RBST in collaboration with SOMR to pay homage to one of the greatest producers in hip hop and R&B- J DILLA. It even comes with a paper toy version of an MPC3000! Download template HERE. Thanks to Andy at TOYSREVIL for the original post.

Greg Campbellock Jr. of The Lockers: Dance Pioneer, Legendary Soul Train Dancer Dies At 57

Thanks to TOOLS OF WAR for forwarding the info:

Dave Gregory Pope was born to Dave and Catherine Pope on April 5th, 1952 at Fort McClellan in Calhoun, Alabama. His siblings are Teresia Pope-Hudson and Kenneth Pope. The family later moved from Anniston, AL to California in 1960 and settled in Compton where Greg attended Victory Elementary School, Walton Junior High School and Compton High School, graduating with the Class of 1970.

Greg's creative interests started with guitar lessons at age 15. He also enjoyed art, drawing cartoons and portraits and had an interest in electronics. He become an excellent swimmer and learned to surf. It was during High School that Greg's love for dance came to fruition, often filling in as the High School mascot.

Greg acquired his passion for dancing from his parents. They entered ballroom dance contests before and up until the time Greg was born. His mother Catherine Pope died in 1968. One day while the family was watching the television show Soul Train, his father asked Greg if he thought he could dance as good as the kids on the show. His response was that he could dance just as good or better! In fact, Greg bet his father that the next time his father watched Soul Train that he would be on the show and he kept his word. Greg soon became a regular on Soul Train besides entering many dance contests at various clubs including the famed Mavericks Flat.

During this time Greg met Don "Campbellock" Campbell and began to emulate Don's original new dance, The Campbellock. He was soon aptly named "Campbellock Jr" by dancer Damita Jo Freeman. In 1973, Greg became an original member of the now legendary dance group The Lockers, "The Group That Changed The Face Of Dance" along with fellow dancers Don (Campbellock) Campbell, Toni Basil, Fred (Mr. Penguin aka Rerun) Berry, Leo (Fluky Luke) Williamson, Bill (Slim the Robot) Williams and Adolfo (Shabba-Doo) Quinones. He was a brilliant improvisational dancer, acrobat and a stellar showman who exhumed Funk and Soul and was beloved by his fellow Lockers. He was also the 'Line Captain' of the group.

The Lockers' resume was unprecedented for the time and has never been equaled by any dance group, touring the country in over 24 live performances and tours, among them being the opening act for Bill Cosby at Harrah's Tahoe, Radio City Music Hall with the Ohio Players, Parliament Funkadelic, Grand Central Station, The Roxy with Cheech & Chong, and Carnegie Hall with Frank Sinatra. The group also performed in motion pictures, commercials and 29 television shows and specials which included Johnny Carson, The Carol Burnett Show, Saturday Night Live, The Grammy Awards, their very own TV special "Saturday Celebration", and a triumphant return as the group The Lockers to Soul Train as special guest stars just to name a few! They made street dance an accepted American art form and paved the way for all street dancers that were to come.

Greg was blessed with a loving spirit and great talent. He was admired and loved by many. Before transitioning to the hereafter, Greg's last moments were spent with friends and his fellow legendary pioneers, The Lockers, at The Choreographers Carnival in Los Angeles on January 27, 2010. Greg passed away shortly after in the early hours of January 28th, 2010. This event was historical as The Lockers were brought together, after over twenty years, to accept lifetime achievement awards. Don "Campellock" Campbell, Flukey Luke, Shabba-Doo, Slim The Robot, Toni Basil and the late great Greg Campbellock Jr. were finally united and honored as one of the most significant dance troupes in history!

Tuesday: Feb. 16, 2010 Memorial for Greg Campbellock Jr.

7-11pm. Admission Free. Donations Optional. 18+ welcome to attend. Locking Tributes by Friends, Fans & Students of Greg Campbellock Jr including The Groovaloos, The Beat Freaks and more.

The Highlands
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
(Above the Kodak Theater)
Hollywood CA 90028



VIDEO: WALE- "My Sweetie"

New video from Wale featuring a song that was premiered on THE ZRO HOUR S06E03!


Producer TY FYFFE Presents RAW N UNCUT


Always wanted to record over top notch production but budget and access to A-List producers have prevented you from doing just that?

Super producer Ty Fyffe is offering artists from all over the world an opportunity to do the impossible with his RAW N' UNCUT project.

Emerging MCs & Singers can record to tracks from the man who has crafted the backdrop for countless hit records from acts such as 50 Cent, Drake, Jay Z, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J and many more. Entering the RAW N' UNCUT contest will not only give you the chance to hear yourself on a track from one of today's most talked about production masterminds, it can propel your career to a new level of notoriety.

You must purchase a survival kit, record your song(s) then submit it, If chosen you will be given an exclusive track produced by Ty Fyffe and be featured on the RAW N' UNCUT compilation album. The album will be will be hosted by the legendary DJ KaySlay and will be available for free download on a variety of major websites.

The first single from the project will be premiered on KaySlay's Shade 45 Streetsweepers's radio and as his Drama Hour Show on Hot 97. The Single will be promoted by Digiwaxx Media and a music video will be shot to be supported by a full viral PR Campaign. This could be your big break, don't waste time and register today. Contest ends March 1, 2010.

More info HERE


NEW! THE ZRO HOUR Podcast S06E13

THE ZRO HOUR is back with more heat for 2010! Black History Month is in effect and I set the show off with a classic from "The Teacha" KRS ONE- "You Must Learn". I also rock new joints by OBIE TRICE, DRAKE, BEKAY, WU-TANG and REFLECTION ETERNAL. This week's classics include selections from MOBB DEEP, XIBIT, DE LA SOUL and SLUM VILLAGE (R.I.P. Dilla and Baatin).

This week's show also features a dope interview with the Bay Area's own, BASH BROS., as they make their first appearance on THE ZRO HOUR. I have been following members PISEAS and LEFTY (aka UZI SCOTT) for about 2 years and have been impressed with their hard edged flows and consistent output. The Bash Bros. have been dropping heat for several years and have released a flurry of mixtapes and street albums along with 3 official releases. We speak on their journey from hustling cassettes out of their cars to flooding the digital airwaves of the net in the present. Their newest mixtape, "INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS: The Features", is a collection of some of their best work with a diverse group of the finest on the independent hip hop scene.

Enjoy the show!



YOU MUST LEARN- Boogie Down Productions
CLAP 2010- Wu-Tang feat. Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Method Man & U-God
JUST BEGUN- Reflection Eternal feat. J. Cole, Jay Electronica & Mos Def
THE GAME ROOM- Busta Rhymes feat. Lil Fame
ROUGHNECKS- Obie Trice feat. Deuce Wonder
MY NEW- Drake feat. Von Pea (Tanya Morgan) & Phonte (Little Brother)
RAPSTAR (Hunger Pains)- Bekay
GIVE UP THE GOODS- Mobb Deep feat. Big Noyd
WORLD STILL BURNS- Lefty (Bash Bros.)
WORKING ON MY SOUL- Piseas (Bash Bros.)
OPEN 40 BOTTLE- Bash Bros. feat. Pumpkinhead
ITSOWEEZEE (Hot)- De La Soul
UNTITLED (Fantastic)- Slum Village
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