Friday, February 29, 2008

Little Jonathan Winery

Lil Jon will be venturing into the wine business with his own brand called Little Jonathan Winery. I wonder if his vineyard will have some added crunk in them grapes. h/t Street Knowledge via Hollyscoop

Music mogul Lil Jon is expanding his empire and it has nothing to do with crunk. The singer/director/producer can officially add wine maker to his impressive resume. Sources tell Hollyscoop exclusively that Lil Jon has just released a collection of wine which include a merlot, chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon; which you can drink straight out of your crunk cup! The wine is already being distributed in California and will hit shelves within the next two months. Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Condolences to Juvenile

More over at TMZ. Click here for their breaking news post!

SOHH - Breaking News: Juvenile's Daughter Murdered
Sandra Rose - Rapper Juvenile’s daughter passes away
Concrete Loop -
Six Shot - Juvenile's Daughter Murdered By Her Brother
WSBTV - Gwinnett Deputy, 2 Daughters Killed; Son Arrested
Associated Press - Rapper Juvenile's Daughter Killed in Ga.

Inmates Crank Dat Hammer Time

I'm gonna take a guess and say that these are the same group of "dancers" overseas in the Philippines who were doin Thriller a while back. All I can say is, "WOW!" and "What dance is next?" You'd never see this type of cooperation amongst inmates from the prisons here in the states. h/t SDSU

Crash TV: Ben Baller - King of Bling Episode 4

Moment of Truth

This video has absolutely nothing to do with hip-hop, but I was just SMH when viewing this. This broad is incredibly honest, and what more does she have to lose, she may as well go for the 200k, right?

'Moment of Truth' Couple: Was It All For The Money?

U-N-I Opens Up for Slum Village TONIGHT!

February 28, 2008

--- FRIDAY, FEB. 29TH Thurzday & Y-O Ready to Take Over Soled Out Once Again Los Angeles, CA ---

Kicking off the official launch party of L.A.'s sneaker temple, The Holy Grail, U-N-I is set to hit the stage alongside Slum Village at Crash Mansion L.A. tomorrow – Friday, February 29th. Opening with Monsoon, Kleen House, and DJ Journey, Thurz & Y-O are ready to take over Soled Out with their fellow sneaker heads. U-N-I is steadily making their mark in fly style and fashion as well as music. With national dates lined up on the DunkXchange tour, the vibrant duo is ready to hit you with some real West Coast Hip-Hop.

Check out Thurz & Y-O coming to a city near you!

21 & Over
Doors open at 8PM
Crash Mansion L.A.
1024 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Tickets available at Ticketmaster
For more info: 424-270-3098

REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - Friday, February 29th, 2008

On instincts and intuition
Good morning. Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.- Florence Shinn Every time I've done something that doesn't feel right, it's ended up not being right. - Mario Cuomo
God is Love
Rev Run

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Seattle Hip-Hop You Should Know About

Tyrone Davis from Easy Street Records hips you to a few groups you should know about in Seattle.

KeAnthony - A Hustlaz Story Trailer

The Bona Brothers - I Know

left 2 right: Sun-E, Playboy Tre, Sonny Bonoho
Playboy Tre of GA Durt and Sonny Bonoho of TwentyFifty are The Bona Brothers. Just got hip to a song called I Know which I assume will be off the forthcoming album to be released in the future by these two brothers. Click here to download to your Zune, cause "I Know" I did!

REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - Thursday, February 28th, 2008

You get what you put in!
Good morning. The scripture says.... There's a season and a time for everything under the sun. There's a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which has been planted. (Remember this) A foolish farmer is the one who looks for fruit in places he hasn't sown seed... Sow good seeds daily!
God is Love
Rev Run

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
On peace
Good morning. Real men don't just wish for peace they work on it
God is Love
Rev Run

Mark Ronson - Valerie f/ Amy Winehouse

DC's own, Wale, is in the beginning of the video.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Parker Brothaz - I'm A Star (Take My Picture)

The Parker Brothaz just released a video for their current single, I'm A Star (Take My Picture) filmed by AMG Studios of Tacoma. Steadily buildin a buzz, the duo from Federal Way, are poised to make a mark in the local scene. Especially when you got Tha Bizness (J. Hen / Dow Jones) on your team who produced this track. Seems like every what region got their own dance. Perhaps the town's is the flappin of the arms and posin for the camera. Now go flap them wings!

"Im A Star" (Take My Picture) - The music video for the smash hit off the upcoming debut album from THE PARKER BROTHAZ entitled "So Fresh Coast". The song was produced by Tha Bizness. The video was produced by AMG Studios. THE PARKER BROTHAZ & AMG Studios are both active members of The Block Teamsters Union and represent the Northwest to the fullest. Be on the look out for more from both these camps in the near future.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Have a happy week
Good morning. Treat everyone you meet like God in disguise.
God is Love
Rev Run

Monday, February 25, 2008

Wale - Go Mode f/ Bun B

left to right/ Jay-Z, Wale, Bun-B
New track from Mr. Nike Boots himself feauturing Bun-B called Go Mode. Click here to listen to the stream or click here to download to your Zune. h/t On Smash

LINKS removed at the request of Wale's management.

Estelle - American Boy f/ Kanye West

Estelle featuring Kanye West in the video for American Boy. A dope video filmed in black & white. The beat is knockin and got that jazzy feel to it with a bit of electro. Enjoy!

Jason Derulo - Cyber Love f/ Mims

The R who once resided in the Seattle area as a party promoter is now down in South Beach rockin with the Jason Derulo camp. He hit me off with the buzz single called Cyber Love. Microsoft Mims who co-owns American King Music just signed this pop sensation who's penned songs for Cassie, Dannity Kane, Donnie (Making The Band 4), Baby (Cash Money), Lil Wayne, Stat Quo, and Mims. Similar to the route of The Dream and Ne-Yo, a lot of these artists are breaking out and releasing albums of their own while still writing for other acts. If some elements of this track sound familiar, it's cause it was produced by The Blackout Movement who created the soundscape to This Is Why I'm Hot. Click here if you're diggin the track to your Zune.

REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - Monday, February 25th, 2008

Where should I go? What should I do?
Good morning. Think about this..... Who has been kind to you? Where have you been favored? Where. has your provision been coming from for the last year or so?. (ALWAYS remember this!!!) Go where you're celebrated not where you're tolerated... :-)
God is Love
Rev Run

Hay Fam Show: Episode 1-3

Hay Fam Show Preview

Episode 1 - Rickey Kim of Evil Monito

This episode was originally meant for another purpose but the content came out so good we had to use it for our premiere. Rickey has an amazing story starting Evil Monito out of his dorm room in UCSD. He is a
writer and a PR genius and resides in Los Angles, California.

Episode 2 - Raymond Roker of URB Magazine

Raymond Roker is the President and founder of Urb Magazine. From humble beginnings as a graffiti writer and Dj he has published great editorial for fashion, music and events for over 150 issues.

Episode 3 - Josh Madden, Stylist

We shot this in early December in New York. It was mad cold but from the beginning I knew Josh Madden’s story must be told. I met Josh on an earlier trip to NY and I was amazed by his passion for not only styling but living a meaningful life. Met some great people on this shoot including the unfadeable Jimmy of Trash & Vaudeville, Producer and DJ- Junior Sanchez and the beautiful Sarah aka Ultragrrrl the founder of Stolen Transmisson Records.
h/t Mr. Kim Says

Drank: Anti-Energy Drink

As I was perusing through the internets, I noticed Matt Sonzola of Houston So Real rockin a Goods fitted. In addition, he shares with us H-Town's own drink called Drank which is supposed to be anti-energy as you "slow your roll." Click here for Drank's website or you can BuySomeDrank!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

High Performance - It's Just Funky

High Performance was a group based outta Tacoma, WA.. They were well known for their dancing skills & blending that with emceeing, "Do You Really Want To Party?" put T-Town on the map followed up with their next single "It's Just Funky." This video & single takes a more serious look at High Performance lyrically & visually.

Saigon Show Review @ Seattlest

img src: Brad Barket/Getty Images

The homie Katelyn over at Seattlest wraps up the Saigon show at Neumos that had Seattle's own Dyme Def and Cancer Rising on the bill. Soul Gorilla been making heavy moves. Be sure to check out their new blog! Click here to read the article.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Biz Markie Stomping Grounds Movie

Click here to view the movie under Stomping Grounds.

Film follows Biz Markie on a tour of his childhood 'Stomping Grounds'

LOS ANGELES, CA - Scion Broadband has just launched the documentary 'Stomping Grounds' featuring New York's legendary emcee Biz Markie. The half-hour film, produced by lifestyle marketing firm Inform Ventures, follows the celebrity as they tour their old neighborhood using a Scion as their tour bus.

Viewers will be delighted by Biz Markie's story and the places that made him...him. Biz's tour of his stomping grounds, which span his childhood and early recording years, include the places that helped to promote his unique hip-hop style. The revealing tour delivers an authentic perspective into the artist's back-story.

KCMU Rap Attack: The TV Version

June 9, 1990

December 22, 1990

Yours truly Nasty-Nes & The ShockMaster Glen Boyd dropped Hip-Hop knowledge on our Seattle listeners every Sun night on KCMU with "Rap Attack." We also had our own video show.

REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - Friday, February 22nd, 2008

On God and patience
Good morning. The scripture says.. Know this, The trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire wanting nothing. (Stay strong!) God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them!
God is Love
Rev Run

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Nasty-Nes on Consensus

Originally aired on Seattle's KTZZ Channel 11 on April 12, 1986 "Consensus" hosted by Theron Cal went one on one on the birth of NASTYMIX RECORDS! Featured on this show are Nasty-Nes, Ed Locke, Greg Jones, Sir Mix-A-Lot & Maharaji. Here's a preview of what Seattle viewed for the 1st time on camera!

Air Jordan XX3 Black Release @ Capitol 1524

Cop these this Saturday, February 23rd, at Capitol 1524. They go on sale at 11am! Click here for more images.

Capitol 1524
1524 East Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122


REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Nothing is more important than kindness
Good morning. Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
God is Love
Rev Run


Laced Up Art Show February 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E. Video Preview

From that dude, Wale, who brought you Nike Boots

comes a preview of his track, W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E. in video form
Preview 1

Preview 2

inspired by Justice with their hit D.A.N.C.E.

and if you don't know, both, Justice and Wale were on the cover of URB's 150th issue.

Cool Kids Freestyle on Semtex TV

Saigon Interview @ Soul Gorilla

Click here to read the full clip! h/t to Raindrop Hustla

REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

On self control
Good morning. Without discipline, there's no life at all. (Remember) He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
God is Love
Rev Run

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
Give the Advantage
Good morning. Let's see if we can give the advantage today. Some people take advantage of, and receive lots of perks from others.. Lets make it our purpose to give the advantage to our friends, family and business partners today! Try it! Its the best feeling in the world. :-)
God is Love
Rev Run

Monday, February 18th, 2008
On happiness

Good morning. To fill the hour, and leave no crevice... that is happiness.. (Be happy!) Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable.
God is Love
Rev Run

Friday, February 15th, 2008
How to cope

Good morning. The question was posed to me and a few people.. How do you eat a elephant?
My answer was... “One bite at a time”. But one smart young man said.... “With barbque sauce!!!!”... In other words.. We must find pleasurable ways to do difficult things.. Keep your eyes on the prize! Think of the health while you're in the gym... Think of the harvest while you sow your seeds! Stay focused! Stay strong!
God is Love

Rev Run

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Jay-Z Speaks On Translation Advertising

KRS One - Self Construction PREVIEW

featuring Nelly, The Game, Chamillionaire, Busta Rhymes, Doug E. Fresh, Fat Joe + more...

Wiz Khalifa - Say Yeah

Tony B Conscious: Barack Obama Super Supporter

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Air Jordan XX3 @ Capitol 1524 on 2/16/2008 11AM

Cop the shoes at Capitol 1524 this Saturday, February 16th at 11am! "The first release in the 'numbered' signature Jordan line is here." Sure to be a line for these kicks. Get thurr earrly! More info by clicking here.

Capitol 1524
1524 East Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122

Glow In The Dark Tour Internet Presale Ticket PASSWORD

The tour kicks off in Seatown at the Key Arena on Wednesday, April 16th, 2008. For all you Seattle heads tryin to be earrly up on this, cop them tickets now thru the internet presale by clicking

and by using this password: kanye

US $66.00 - US $96.00
US $46.00 - US $66.00
US $66.00
US $46.00 - US $66.00

REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - Thursday, February 14th, 2008

On prayer
Good morning. My son asked me “Daddy what's the best way to pray”.. I said son.. “We learn how to pray by praying.”. ( Just do it :-)
God is Love
Rev Run

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Don't worry about tomorrow
Good morning. The most effective way to ensure the value of the future is to confront the present courageously and constructively. (Remember!) If you have one eye on yesterday, and one eye on tomorrow, your going to be cockeyed today.
God is Love
Rev Run

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Know Choice CD Release Party @ Nectar

Know Choice is releasing the Fog EP and celebrating with DJ Rise, Akrish, Taybot, Seance and Own Devices. The party is hosted by Darius Emadi and housed at Nectar this Sunday!

412 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

Big Boi's $50,000 Kicks

Big Boi receives a pair of $50,000 kicks at a charity event. Dude continues to stay so fresh and so clean clean! Shake your footwork!

Hunting Yeti Ski Film Premier @ evo

Click here for more info and a video. Be at evo this Friday for the premier of the first webisode.

The all star crew that brought you IDEA (Eric Pollard, Pep Fujas, Andy Mahre and Chris Benchetler) is making a new ski film "Hunting Yeti" with their newly created production company: Nimbus Independent.

This season Nimbus changes how skiers view videos by releasing five short webisodes and one feature film. Each webisode will be accompanied by a release event at evo in Seattle as well as other core shops around the country. The full feature DVD will be available in Fall 2008.

Come to the world premier of "Hunting Yeti: Webisode 1" at evo this Friday, February 15th at 8:00pm to be one of the first to witness the amazing ski talents of the Nimbus crew. We’re especially excited because this webisode features evo's own Bryce Phillips!

Puma: Basket 70s Champs Seattle Sonics

Puma is releasing the Basket 70s Champs Seattle Edition. The homie over at Wooohah who's a Seattle native tipped me off on this kick. This is gonna look real nice with that Lenny Wilkens throwback. More over at High Snobiety who found out about it from the fine folks at Sneaker Freaker. Complex has a blurb about it as well.

From the Puma archive in 1971 comes the Basket ‘70s series, which pays homage to city’s that won the NBA championships during the 1970’s. This shoe is based around the inspiring win from the Super Sonics, who ripped up the court to win their first winning season (47-35). Utilising the team colours of green, yellow and white and featuring the Seattle skyline as used on the Super Sonics logo, this Basket will be joined by a host of other champions, which Puma is yet to drop. Stay tuned. - Sneaker Freaker

DJ Sara & DJ Ryusei

DJ Sara and Ryusei are at it again. Only 9 and 6 years old respectively.

REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Count your blessings
Good morning. Be encouraged!!! It is better to lose count while naming your blessings, than to lose your blessings while counting your troubles.
God is Love
Rev Run

Monday, February 11, 2008

Sonny Bonoho BB Skates @ Magic Booth #ST32500

Sonny Bonoho will be gettin his entrepreneurial hustle on with his skate company, BB Skate, in Las Vegas for the Magic show this week from Tuesday, February 12th-15th.

Marc Ecko in Fast Company

UPDATED: Scans now up!

Marc Ecko is featured in the latest issue of Fast Company talking about his non-profit, Sweat Equity Enterprises. Click here to read on. Scans of this article to come.

206 Zulu 4th Anniversary

Just got a message from Kitty Wu of 206 Zulu and The Coolout Network. 206 Zulu will be celebrating their 4th anniversary this weekend, Friday, February 15th-17th. Be sure to click on the flyers above to enlarge. More details of this three day celebration by clicking here.
The 206 Zulu anniversary is this upcoming weekend (4th Annual). It is awesome this year, very segment-based, filmed live by Georgio Brown Productions. Plus a new segment/stage called Couch Sessions segments hosted by Piece with NW leaders being interviewed one-on-one. All-ages, all that good stuff.

Neema on Seaspot

Neema interviewed on Seaspot by Seattle Slim. Click here to read the interview.

Seattle Slim: Why hasn't the Northwest rap scene gotten the attention that those other regions have gotten? Why haven't we gotten to that mainstream level yet?

Neema: We are on that level; they're just not giving us our due. The media tries to downplay Seattle. At the end of the day, the talent is there. It's not the talent, cats are just sleeping. To be honest with you, I don't care if they recognize or not. I wasn't think about them before, so why should I think about them now. If you see me do a record with somebody, that's because I admire the artist. If you see me do a record with Joe Budden or Jagged Edge, it's because I'm a fan of their music you know? I'm not out to kiss ass to the industry, or play a political game. I don't care about the next rapper. Don't get me wrong, if Budden called me tomorrow and was like "Yo, that was a tight song you just did," that would make my day, but at the end of the day I'm not out to please them.

Raheem DeVaughn on Sunday Night Sound Session

Raheem DeVaughn made an appearance on KUBE 93's Sunday Night Sound Session with DJ Hyphen and J. Moore. Not sure when this show first aired though. Must've been within the past few weeks or so.

Flying Coffin x Goods Night @ Innerspace

3506-1/2 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

Manik Skateboards of Seattle

REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - Monday, February 11th, 2008

On kindess
Good morning. “I find that the words of wisdom that I give to my friends and family sometimes fall on barren ground, but a KIND word spoken to them is never thrown away.” (BE KIND.... You never know what someones going through.. :-)
God is Love
Rev Run

Friday, January 8th, 2008
On contentment
Good morning. More can be less if your looking for the perfect dish. DONT insist on perfection, just enjoy the good on lifes plate and leave the rest. .Slow down... Be happy! BE CONTENT! Overindulging does not satisfy, it only makes you uncomfortable, unhappy.and over weight.
God is Love
Rev Run

Bun B Rockin Goods Fitted

Surfin the internets and catchin something originating from the hometown, Seatown, aka Seattle gives you a sense of pride of where you reside. Bun B is sportin a Goods New Era fitted in this candid interview with Q45 of BET on the passing of Pimp C. Prior to Pimp C's unfortunate death, Bun B was in town rockin a Zune party, The Takeover 2, alongside Swizz Beatz. Goods has an array of hats with their logo. Check out their website or drop by the skate side to see what they have to offer. I'm sure you'll find a lid that fits your style.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Ne-Yo Hosts Zune x Compound Entertainment Pre-Grammy Party

Found a little blurb of a pre-Grammy party hosted by Ne-Yo for his labelmates on Def Jam. Sponsored by his own company, Compound Entertainment, and Zune. More from Shaheem Reid of MTV. Click here for the article. Click here for images via Wire Image.

Jay-Z & Ludacris on E! Television

Towards the end of the clip, Ludacris shouts out After reading up on the site, looks as though he's partnered up with some heads and venturing into the land of the internets. In fact, a lot of cats is gettin into the game. Russell Simmons with Global Grind, T.I. with Street Cred, Ice Cube with UVNTV, and Dame Dash with Block Savvy come to mind. Oh, I can't forget about The Roots and Okay Player.

Nas on CNN

Saturday, February 9, 2008

DUNKXCHANGE Las Vegas Edition

A rising Northwest clothing company, Capital, will be sponsoring the Las Vegas edition of Dunkxchange on February 13th. A party will commence afterwards along with a performance by U-N-I at the Beauty Bar. Say whassup to TJ and Josh of The Capital Brand.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

REV RUN: Words of Wisdom - Thursday, February 7th, 2008

On getting the help we need
Good morning. In order to be. successful in life we MUST reach out for help...... We must staff our weaknesses... (Remember this)... YOU CAN'T DO IT ALONE... The scripture says....... In the multitude of councellers there's safety...
God is Love
Rev Run

Hillary Clinton & Barack Obama Visit Seattle

Hillary Clinton visits Seattle tonight (Thursday) and will be at Pier 30. More details by clicking here.

Barack Obama has a rally on Friday morning at Key Arena. Click here for more info.