Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Laced Up Busted Up

Apparently Laced Up was hit up twice in a row according to the Slog. Click here for the full house.
In response to the posting, Laced Up's MySpace bulletin reads...

For the most part, the article's brief and a little inaccurate. I'm more so concerned with the comments made under the piece. It's whatever either way.

Be sure to check our blog out,

Also, we're doing 15% off all reg. priced items in the store today. Thank The Stranger.

I guess we're not so negative after all.


Best of Both Offices: Beanie Sigel Mini Series Trailer

Rik Cordero and the fine people over at Three/21 Media bring you Beanie Sigel in a mini series promoting his upcoming album release. Enjoy the trailer.

Crash TV: Ben Baller - King of Bling Episode 1 & 2

Happy HOLLAween!!!

REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - October 31st, 2007

Should We Pray?
Good morning. Even if no command to pray had existed, our very weakness would have suggested it.
God is Love
Rev Run

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Wale - Yea E Yea E & The Poem

Click here for Wale - Yea E Yea E
Click here for Wale - The Poem

Five Four Clothing Website Re-Launch

Five Four Clothing just re-launched their new look on the web. Click here to check it out!

Everyone please come and check out the new Five Four website and send us an email on your opinion about the new site. Thanks!

REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - October 30th, 2007

On Prayer
Good morning. It is hard to wait and press and pray, and hear no voice, but stay till God answers.... (Remember) Real prayer seeks an audience and an answer.

God is Love
Rev Run

Monday, October 29, 2007

A head-to-head hip-hop homecoming

The Red Bull Big Tune Championship is just around the corner. Andrew Matson (Seattle Times) touches base and informs you on what the stakes are for this Thursday's contestants! Click here for the full house.

"Seattle is where the program originated," back when it was a Seattle-only event in 2004, said co-creator and media liaison Jonathan Moore. Since then, Big Tune has gone national. "Bringing it back here for the finals is like a homecoming," Moore said.

REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - October 29th, 2007

Be Thankful
Good morning. God hides himself in small things. Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
God is Love
Rev Run

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Seattle Chief Rockers

There's a new DJ Collective in the town. Some of the names are familiar and they've come together like Voltron. Click here to check out the Seattle Chief Rockers website!

It’s not where your from but where your at fam… We are Seattle based DJs that have come together to form a DJ Collective with a shared interest in music and rockin’ parties and clubs through out the Pacific Northwest. We aren’t in this game as a passing fad and many of us have 15+ years behind our belts in the DJ & music game. Our focus is to continue to promote and represent the city that we live in and to keep our prosperous and sometimes strugglin’ music scene moving forward. We work with promoters, clubs and bars in Seattle that we respect and that support our art form as deejays. Stay Tuned Indeed.

- Seattle Chief Rockers

Paul Daleh & inka one

U-N-I "Beautiful Day" Video Shoot

U-N-I has a video shoot for fans and supporters to attend today in Inglewood, California. More info from the director below! Click here for the Beautiful Day mp3 and here for a map and directions to get your 15 minutes of fame.

THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER! The video for Beautiful Day will be going down this SUNDAY OCT 28th, 2007!

The video will be taking place in Inglewood at

3222 W 80th Street
Inglewood, CA 90305

Feel free to stop by at anytime during the day to check out what we're doing, hang out, and have a good time.

BUT, if you want to be in the video it would be appreciated if you could be there between 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, and
be willing to stay until Sunset which is around 6:30 PM.

It's taken a few cancellations and bumps in the road to finally get this one right, and I can speak for all of us when I say that
there is nothing that will stand in our way of finishing this video this weekend.

So come out and show some support!


Tomás Whitmore
Director LES SMACK Films

DV One Verdict - What's Next?!

An email from
DV One's lawyer discussing the sentencing hearing. Caught this via gatsworth on 206Proof. Click here to convene and converse!

Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2007 09:42:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: lisa daugaard
Subject: next steps for Toby

Hi guys. This is awful. There are no words for how horrible Robert & I feel about what happened.

From talking with the jury for almost an hour, I am certain they convicted Toby because they believed the three girls who testified they thought Toby tried to push by or away from Officer Boggs in order to get to Andrea. They said they would have reached a different conclusion is they had been told that, for it to be an assault, he had to intend that the physical contact he made with the officer be harmful or offensive. We asked Judge Canova to give that instruction to the jury, and that will be an important issue on appeal.

As you may have heard, virtually the entire jury offered to come to sentencing and support Toby. They said "we felt we were legally required to come to this decision, but we do not believe it is a just outcome."

I believe there are some steps that we should take to prepare for sentencing.

From listening to the prosecutor's comments to the jury, I am certain they are not going to oppose a "first offender waiver" of the mandatory minimum jail sentence for assault 3, so I do not believe there is a real risk of Toby going to jail. But because of other goals -- and because nothing in the world can stop them except for too small a courtroom -- I think it is very important to make it possible for all of Toby's supporters to play a role at the sentencing hearing.

There is only one courtroom in the King County Courthouse big enough to allow all the people who want to share their love for Toby to attend his sentencing (which has not yet been scheduled). It would be very unusual to get that courtroom for an Assault 3 sentencing but if you all agree that there is going to be a massive turnout for the hearing, I will try to get the courtroom.

To help with this, it would help to tell the court how many people plan to attend. If you agree, perhaps someone could collect names of people who want to come. If I could get the list in about a week, that would be great.

I am so sorry, Toby.


Lisa Daugaard
The Defender Association
810-3rd Avenue, 8th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
ph.:(206) 447-3900 ext. 729; fax: (206) 447-2349

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Damon Dash is SOHH Focused

Wale - Rhyme Of The Century

Click here for Wale - Rhyme Of The Century
new song for the day is the joint that got me in THE SOURCE MAGAZINE's Unsigned Hype back in 2005...Rhyme of the Century...we've come a long way, but have so much more to go

cuz of this record, I perform a sort of cover of the original song (Apache) on tour with Mark and I did it at one of my shows in San Francisco last month..sickington

"what chu know about HIP-HOP..."
lol you know the rest - Wale
Bonus treat for y'all of Mark Ronson, Wale, Tawiah and company performing at the Roundhouse Camden with the BBC Concert Orchestra with some of that Ooh Wee and You're All That I Need action!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Ring The Alarm

With Halloween landing on a Wednesday, parties undoubtedly will be poppin off this weekend prior to the yearly ghoustly day of fright. I'm predicting this year's costume of choice will be versions of Justin Timberlake with "Dick In A Box." If y'all ain't got nothin better to do tonight, Ring the Alarm with Resident Media and Goods at The War Room. Oh, for those in the spirit, costumes are encouraged, and for those who are party poopers, it's not required.

The War Room
722 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 328-7666

REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - October 26th, 2007

On maintaining friendships, partnerships, marriages etc
Good morning. Good friendships are fragile things and require as much care as any other fragile and precious thing.
God is Love
Rev Run

DV One Verdict

The message boards will be bubblin about this verdict. If you're from Seatown, you know what's up with the local police and brutality. According to negoshagator on the Massline Media forum, it was posted at 3:47pm that DV One was found "guilty." Minutes earlier, gatsworth on the 206Proof boards stated the same, "guilty." To keep up to date and discuss this outcome, click, convene, and converse about this important issue both at Massline and on 206Proof!

Click here for Support DV One on MySpace
Click here for "DV ONE VERDICT" on Massline
Click here for "And the Verdict is..." on 206Proof

Wale - Just Freestyle

Click here for Wale - Just Freestyle

I recorded this at Mark's studio in NY back in Feb, the first time we ever met. This is what prompted the tour and everything else.

I know it's short but it's real dense, you might have to rewind it a few times to get the full impact. -Wale

Capitol 1524

Capitol 1524 has been goin thru some changes as of late. They recently added a blog as well at Read below as to what's new!

A Fresh Start
Many of you probably have noticed Capitol 1524 has been in an idle mode for the past couple of months. There have been a bunch of rumors surrounding the future of the store.

Previously, Capitol 1524 was owned by Mark and Joe. Mark decided to step down and we wish him the best in his endeavors.

Knowing Joe still has love for the sneaker game, Mark gave Joe the first opportunity to find a team to takeover the shop and bring it to the next level. We've already changed some things around the shop, with many more changes for the better to come.

We celebrated the buyout of Capitol 1524 with the TAKEOVER Sale (40% off Nike/Jordan products and 50% off of everything else) which is still going on for our older inventory. There's still a bunch of dope kicks so come add to your collection before everything runs out!!!

On October 26, we will be releasing our first shipment of new shoes, the Halloween Pack, with regular shipments of new product on the way. Keep checking our new blog for updates on new shipments and events.

The new squad at Capitol,
Adrien, Bruce, Chikara, Joe, Nate

Thursday, October 25, 2007

REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - October 25th, 2007

On Being Kind
Good morning. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Without kindness, there can be no true joy.
God is Love
Rev Run

Wale - Boyz Remix f/ M.I.A.

Click here for Wale - Boyz Remix f/ M.I.A.

Click here for Wale - The Elevator (Scottie B Remix)

Click here for Wale - All I Need f/ Tawiah

Sabzi Interviewed by Crossfader

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

GMK - The Perfect 10 Mixtape

It's finally here! GMK's, The Perfect 10 Mixtape, hosted by DJ B-Mello is available! Go on and download, discover and enjoy! Click here to get some of that goodness!

01. Don't Wanna Lose (Produced by JOne)
02. Cold Outside (Be Gone) (Produced by Eric G)
03. Media Driven (Produced by Eric G)
04. Promise Land (Produced by Black & Brown Inc)
05. Look Around (Produced by GMK)
06. Carry Me Home (Produced by GMK)
07. Twilight Zone (Produced by GMK)
08. Let Me Live (Produced by BeanOne)
09. Soul Vibration (Let It Go) (Produced by GMK)
10. We've Ended As Lovers (Produced by Eric G)
Baby Drop That (Bonus Track) (Produced by Eric G)
Dream On (Bonus Track) (Produced by Eric G)

Blue Scholars Interview on The New Pop - Part 2

COMMON with (drunk) Fan

Caught this via Nah Right Lite. Sh!t is hilarious. One would think a fan/supporter would bring in a cd, vinyl, or maybe a t-shirt to get signed by an artist, but no! The b!tch decides to bring in a pair of And1 kicks to get Common's John Handcock. At first, it looks like Persia from the White Rapper Show with the hair, but later realize it's not. I give this video several "WOW's!"

REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - October 24th, 2007

A wonderful word
Good morning. The faultfinder will find faults even in paradise. The world is like a mirror; frown at it, and it frowns at you. Smile and it smiles, too. :-)
God is Love
Rev Run

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Vinroc - Luvluv f/ Zion I & Jenisis

Off of Vinroc's So Much Soul mixtape series, Vol. 5. The DJ slash producer has been creatin music for a minute and you can hear a lot of his material on past mixtapes that he's created. You can listen to either the main track or instrumental. Download, discover, and enjoy this track featuring Zion I & Jenisis!

Click here for Vinroc - Luvluv f/ Zion I & Jenisis
Click here for Vinroc - Luvluv (Instrumental)

The Pack - In My Car

The Pack is coming out with a new album the day before Halloween on October 30th entitled Based Boys. Enjoy the new video that premiered on MTV2 and MTVU yesterday.

Mic L' Kryton (GMK) - Take Um There

GMK is to be droppin a new mixtape very soon with B-Mello in the cut. In the meantime, let this video of "Take Um There" performed at Nectar Lounge hold you down for a minute.

Blue Scholars Interview on The New Pop

Massline Media T's

Massline Media has t-shirts up for sale at a reasonable price between $15-$20. I'm sure they'll be expanding more on their selection in the future. I'm diggin the "Mosaic" tee personally as well as the "Logo" tee in the classic Seattle Sonic colors. Click here for the rest of their stock!

Wale - Fish N Chips Freestyle

Click here for Wale - Fish N Chips Freestyle

Wale - Addicted f/ Raheem DeVaughn (not available for download)

REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - October 23rd, 2007

Prayer is Practical
Good morning. Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.

God is Love

Rev Run

Monday, October 22, 2007

Larry Mizell, Jr. Gets Interviewed, Seattlest Gets Schooled

Lar aka Gatsby of Cancer Rising gets interviewed by, but schools, Seattlest. Click here for the full house.

What's your advice to Seattlites who want to learn more about local hiphop? Who should they be checking out?

Bottom line, they should be checking out everybody! And if they really want to know more about it, ask somebody who knows more than you! Seriously. The cool thing about people who know more than you is that they're everywhere!

REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - October 19th, 22nd, 2007

On How to Pray
Good morning. You have power! Speak to your situations and they will move! (Always Remember) Never tell God how big your problem is, but always tell your problem how big your God is!
God is Love
Rev Run

October 19th, 2007
On being inspired

Good morning. Who are you looking at? Who are you fascinated with? (Get inspired!) Study your heros and emulate them! Nothing arouses ambition so much as the trumpet clang of anothers fame.
God is Love
Rev Run

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Wale's Music Catalog

img src: Good Bully
I like the idea of artists droppin songs for the music lover in all of us.
Crooked-I has been doin it for a minute with his weekly freestyles. Recently Beanie Sigel has been doin the same in anticipation of his upcoming release. I've had my eye on Wale and this dude is one to lookout for on your radar as well. According to him, he'll be droppin new and "classic" material daily so that we all can beef up on his catalog.

Click here for Kanye West - Good Life f/ Wale (DC Remix)

Click here for Wale - 1 Thing About A Player f/ Jae Millz (Remix)

Sonny Bonoho - Telling You f/ Playboy Tre & Elijah

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mick Boogie, Terry Urban & 9th Wonder - The Graduate Hosted by Kanye West

Click here or here to download and discover!

Featuring special interludes from Kanye himself…and some special remixes produced by 9th Wonder.

Mick Boogie, Terry Urban and 9th Wonder
The Graduate
Hosted By Kanye West

League Crew/Kanye West: Intro
Kanye West and 50 Cent: Flashing Lights (Mick Boogie Mix)
Kanye West and Nas: I Wonder (Terry Urban Mix)
Kanye West and Jay-Z: Never Let Me Down (9th Wonder Remix)
Kanye West and Jay-Z: Big Brother/Encore (live)
Kanye and Mos Def: Good Night
Kanye West: I Still Love Her
Kanye West: Stronger (Original Unreleased Verse)
Kanye and Nas: Major League (Mick Boogie Mix)
Kanye and Biggie: Kicks Open Doors (Terry Urban Mix)
Kanye West: A Million And One
Kanye West, Little Brother and Lil Wayne: Breakin My Heart (Mick Boogie Mix / produced by 9th Wonder)
Kanye West: Champion (live)
Kanye West and Jay-Z: Everything I am (Terry Urban Mix)
Kanye West: Freestyle
Kanye West and Common: Get Em High (A-Trak Remix)
Consequence and Kanye West: Complications (Mick Boogie Mix)
Kanye West and Ludacris: Breathe In (9th Wonder Remix)
Kanye West and Talib Kweli: The Bounce/Two Words (live)
Kanye West: Two Words (9th Wonder Remix)
Kanye, Dr. Dre and Busta Rhymes: Imagine 2008 (Terry Urban Remix)
Kanye West, Consequence, & Patti Labelle: Anything
Consequence and Kanye West: Skillz (Terry Urban Mix)
Kanye West and Common: Glory (Mick Boogie Remix)
Kanye West and Termanology: Everything (The Diddy Song)
Kanye West and Consequence: Dont Forget Em
Kanye West, Common and Lupe Fiasco: Southside (Terry Urban Remix)
Kanye West and Little Brother: Naaw (9th Wonder Bonus Track)

Sing Sing w/ DJ Stretch Armstrong

It all goes down tomorrow night at The War Room!

This Friday get ready to be blessed with another mind bottling edition of the world's favorite party. We are host to a legendary DJ institution with the one and only Stretch Armstrong, we've got cheap booze as always, we've got airhorns, glowsticks, and a jam packed guestlist full of people primed and ready to destroy what's left of their minds before the birds start tweeting Saturday morning. According to Sinden this was the, and I quote, "best show he has ever played in the US." I think we should all take a moment to realize that we are all lucky to have one of the most epic parties ever to go to every other Friday.
The War Room
722 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 328-7666

Blue Scholars - Joe Metro Digital-Only EP

Received the following email below. If you're on the Massline mailing list, you've probably already seen this.

Digital-Only EP November 6th, 2007 on MassLine/Rawkus

In the midst of a five-year run that has seen the release of two full-length albums, an EP, and countless packed shows, Seattle's Blue Scholars continue to the carry the torch for the Pacific Northwest's burgeoning Hip-Hop scene. With their latest release Bayani leaving an indelible mark on 2007, the duo has built on the momentum of their critically-lauded album with a restless schedule of national and regional touring. In further efforts to stay in motion, Blue Scholars have hit the studio to record their new digital-only EP, Joe Metro, before embarking on their upcoming third full-length.

With equal attention paid to the stage and the studio, Emcee Geologic and DJ/producer Sabzi bring an innovative yet familiar sound distinguishable from what's currently blasted on MTV or BET. Prior to the duo's formation, Geo made local rounds as a battle emcee and spoken-word performer, while Sabzi honed his skills as a classical and jazz-trained pianist while coming up in the indie ska and punk scene. This unlikely partnership set the precedent for what distinguishes the group from the vast sea of independent hip-hop artists - the ability to strike a balance between worlds usually seen distant from one another. Poetic lyricism with beats you can dance to; Marxist theory with Baha'i spirituality with musical influences ranging from Thelonius Monk and Aphex Twin to Marvin Gaye and J Dilla.

Blue Scholars are just as much rooted in community as they are in music. Their experiences in the world of academia provide an intellectual dimension to their craft, while their backgrounds as second-generation sons of working-class immigrants keep the music grounded. Less sloganeering and more storytelling, the current state of Blue Scholars showcases a more focused Geologic and a polished Sabzi coming into their own as the premier DJ-emcee duo.

Blue Scholars will be hitting the road this fall kicking things off at CMJ supporting Q-Tip, and continuing to tour through the Midwest and West Coast throughout November and December. They will wrap things up in their homebase curating "The Program", a five night series showcasing the Northwest scene's most exciting hip-hop artists. In conjuction with KEXP and The Stranger, the event will commence at Neumo's December 18th-22nd.

Fall 2007 Tour
10.22 - Philadelphia, PA @ University of Pennsylvania
11.02 - Tacoma, WA @ Hell's Kitchen
11.03 - Spokane, WA @ Whitworth University
11.13 - Iowa City, IA @ Picador **
11.14 - Madison, WI @ Annex **
11.15 - Sioux Falls, IA @ Nuttys **
11.16 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews **
11.17 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean **
11.18 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry **
11.19 - Kansas City, KS @ Record Bar **
11.20 - Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room **

** with Psalm One

The Program Sponsored by KEXP and The Stranger
December 18 - 22, 2007 @ Neumos (Seattle, WA)
12.18 - Blue Scholars, Surprise Special Guest (really!), Unexpected
Arrival, Siren's Echo, and DJ DV One
12.19 - Blue Scholars. Common Market, D. Black, Sleep of Old Dominion, Can-U, and DJ Vitamin D
12.20 - Blue Scholars, Saturday Knights , Khingz, Grynch, and DJ B-Mello
12.21 - Blue Scholars, Dyme Def, J. Pinder, GMK, and DJ Jake One
12.22 - Blue Scholars, Cancer Rising, The Physics, and DJ blesOne

It's All About The Benjamin's Baby!

The writer and director of Maxed Out, James Scurlock, appears on ABC Nightline along with Harvard professor, Elizabeth Warren, to talk about American's in debt. I saw this movie a few months back from Blockbuster and it's worth checkin out. Especially for those who are signing up for credit cards for the very first time. I wish I saw this when I was first entered college. However, I shouldn't complain, I got a free t-shirt out of it, right?

REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - October 18th, 2007

Self confidence
Good morning. Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who has a low opinionof himself. ("I always thought I should be treated like a star." -Madonna)
God is Love
Rev Run

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Project Pat says "Don't Call Me No Mo"

but some women out there would say otherwise with the Call Me Panty. Click here (NSFW) and here (NSFW) for video footage demonstrating the Call Me Panty.

Obie Trice - Wanna Know (Remix) f/ Saigon

A little bit of rock n roll with Obie and Saigon spittin some of that hip-hop. The first single off of the upcoming release of The Entourage Soundtrack.

206Proof T's Coming Soon

Click here to discuss over at the Proof!

DVONE Trial, Day 1 Summary of Opening Statements

Below you'll find a summary of DV-One's Trial on Day 1 which consisted of opening statements. You can also discuss this over at 206Proof by clicking here. Thanks to Julie C for the wrap-up.

Peace friends, fam, and comrades~ For those people around the country that don't know about this case, which kicked off new momentum behind police terrorism in Seattle more than a year ago, please check www.myspace/supportdvone. I just came from the courthouse 15 minutes ago, and wanted to give folks who had to work, a briefing on what went down this morning before I headed off to my day job! If you can make it please come through to support DV at King County Superior Court, 516 3rd Avenue tommorow, the 18th, and next Monday 22nd through Wednesday the 24th. Court convenes at 9:00am, but will be running all morning into the afternoon. ~Julie C

DVONE Trial, Day 1, Opening Statements

Starting Wednesday, October 17th, DJ DVOne is finally getting his day in court to face trumped up assault 3 charges after he was brutalized by Seattle police at Memorial Stadium more than a year ago. Once again, members of the Seattle Hip Hop community made our way down to 3rd avenue superior courthouse downtown to show our support.

Though the group was small at 9am, the scheduled beginning of the trial, by the time the jury arrived for opening statements around 9:45am, all three available rows of seating in the courtroom were filled with DVOne supporters, including Scott Macklin from UW's Hip Hop Congress and Open Reel, Chev, Ghetto Prez from Block Teamsters Union and Sea-Sick, Natasha Burrows from HighlineCC, Mike Clark, Cliff from 206 Zulu, J.Moore, Beyond Reality, and more. Unfortunately, the jury was not as diverse as DV's support, only three jurors of the thirteen were people of color, none of them black.

The prosector started off this morning with her opening statements, and the state's case rests on the following points she made:

1) High school football games, especially those of rival schools like
Garfield and Franklin, and especially those at Memorial Stadium, are
"not what they used to be," and have become breeding grounds for
violence, often attended by people who are only there to make trouble.

2)The three officers who will be the prosecutors` only witnesses, and who
accused DV of assault, had no way of knowing whether DVOne, his
daughter, or her friend were a part of this trouble making crowd and
thus, had to act accordingly.

3) DV ran toward police at beckoning of his daughter`s friend, slowed
to a quick walk when he approached, officer Boggs (sp?) was only one to see
him, so she stepped between him and other officer who was facing her, DV
pushed her, then hit her multiple times in the face, then got behind
her, pinned her arms down and somehow gets her to the ground, she
gets up and calls for backup. Other officer present, officer Blackmer,
tazes DV for 11 seconds.

4) No officer ever kicked or hit DV. The only injuries he sustained
was from the taser, from falling down, or from resisting restraint.

DVOne`s defense countered the prosecution's claims in their opening statement with the following points:

1) The three officers from SPD`s `ACT` or `Anticrime` unit (a
proactive unit supposed to prevent street level crimes) percieved the
threat they were expecting and were determined to percieve that threat,
even when when there was none.

2) Officer Boggs had a flashlight in her hand when she put her hands
up to DV, who stepped back. It was daylight, the officers were on
traffic duty, and there was no need for flashlights. The police did
not admit to this fact until defense found an independent witness to
support this. Boggs did not take opportunities to radio for help
during her supposed assault when she could have. She does not remember
any details on how he put her in a bear hold, or where he pushed her,
or how he got her to the ground, and there are no independent
witnesses to support the police`s version of the story, even though
there were hundreds of people around. There are witnesses to support
DVOne`s account. The police are lying.

3) DV was tased twice as long as standard procedures call for.
Injuries DV sustained are not consistent with the police`s account,
and show evidence of blunt force, kicking, punching, when he was down.

In my opinion, and as our comrade from Real Change, who was there put it, "If there is such thing as reasonable doubt honored here, they will find DV not guilty." The fact that during the whole incident and the time after, not one officer bothered to collect statements from any of the witnesses who were there to support SPD's account of the story, is highly questionable, and anyone who's seen the photos of DV ONE after the assault, knows there is no way those injuries came from falling, or from a taser.

The weakness in DV's case, however, is that the doctor he saw after the assault was an aquaintance of his wife, who is herself a medical professional. This is because DV has no health insurance, and needed immediate, accessible treatment as well as documentation of his injuries. However, the prosector will undoutably try to attack the credibility of the doctor's assessment of his injuries do to this.

I left this afternoon after the cross examination of the prosecutor's 1st witness, Officer Lundin, who was the cop who intially told DV's daughter to move (although he claims he left, and returned only after the call for help, and when he came back the incident was over, and DV was face down on the ground, handcuffed, with taser darts deployed by Officer Blackmer in his body). Out of the three officers, he is the one who can say the least on the incident, since he wasn't there.

I will try to keep y'all posted as things develop, and I find out more. Again, if you can make it, please do stop through the courthouse
to show your support.

-Julie C

DJ Premier Hot 97's Funkmaster Flex show

Caught this on Funk Flex's YouTube channel. DJ Premier officially launches his label Year Round Records and talks about his first signed artist, NYGz along with chatter 'bout hip-hop in general.

REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - October 17th, 2007

On action
Good morning. He who desires but does not act breeds pestilence..... A human being has no discernible character until he acts.... (Get busy!!) You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do!
God is Love
Rev Run


Click here to download and discover a plate full of remixes with production by J. Period.

J.Period and online mp3-servicing powerhouse Digiwaxx announce "The Blast!" a new mixtape series featuring Digiwaxx-only exclusives. J.Period delivers a 30-minute set of exclusive remixes, blends and original J.Period productions featuring B.I.G., 2Pac, Nas, Jay-Z and more. Mix drops soon and will be available as a *free* download right here on!
J.Period Presents… Exclusives & Remixes
01. Truelements Intro
02. Talib Kweli Interlude
03. J.Period f. Talib Kweli – “Ambitionz” (J.Period Exclusive)
04. J.Period f. Black Thought – “Subliminal Minded” (J.Period Exclusive)
05. J.Period f. Nas – “Ill Street Blues” (J.Period Exclusive Remix)
06. Alicia Keys Interlude
07. B.I.G. – “10 Cake Commandments” (J.Period Exclusive Remix)
08. B.I.G., 2Pac & Big L “Deadly Combination (J.Period Exclusive Remix)”
09. J.Period f. Jay-Z & Cam’ron “Summer in New York” (J.Period Exclusive Remix)
10. Kanye West Interlude
11. J.Period f. Black Thought & Zion I – “Come Together” (Produced by J.Period)
12. J.Period f. Nas & 2Pac – “Little Ghetto Boy” (Produced by J.Period)
13. B.I.G. – “Dead Wrong” (J.Period Exclusive Remix)
14. 50 Cent Interlude
15. J.Period f. Jay-Z “Who You Know Like Hov?” (J.Period Exclusive Remix)
16. BONUS: J.Period f. CL Smooth “Come Back” (Produced by J.Period)

DV-One Trial Starts Today (WED 10/17)!!!

Taken from a MySpace Bulletin posting by Blue Scholars.

After a year of delays, DV One's trial begins today (Wednesday, October 17th) at the King County Courthouse. (If you've been out of the loop, sleeping under a rock, or just not paying attention for the past year - your final late pass.)

Two weeks ago, the Seattle Police Department's Office of Professional Accountability (OCA) cleared the officers who arrested DV of any wrongdoing. Many versions of the story exist. But all of them end the same way: with an unarmed DV One beaten and tased. Plus, it's happened to many others many times before.

Just as DV himself said outside his first pre-trial hearing, this is bigger than just him. It could have been you or me. And it can still be. Unless we let em know we're not having it. Stand up for DV and ourselves.

King County Superior Court

516 3rd Ave

Courtroom W-817

Trial will be in session on the following days:

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 9am

Thursday, October 18, 2007 9am

Friday – NO COURT

Monday, October 22, 2007 9am

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 9am

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 9am

Grayskul in the Seattle Times

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