Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Chester French 2008 Holiday Mix

For the second year in a row, Chester French have compiled a collection of songs that have inspired them in the past year. Click, download, and enjoy!

Last new year's eve Max and I began the tradition of sharing some of the music that we've found most inspiring over the prior 12 months. We continue that today with our 2008 Holiday Mix, which you can download at the link below:


01. Squeeze - Take Me, I'm Yours (Single Edit)
02. Marc Bolan & T. Rex - Metal Guru
03. Cartola - Preciso Me Encontrar
04. Nina Simone - Sunday In Savannah
05. George Harrison - Art of Dying
06. Hugh Masekela - The Boy's Doin' It
07. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Some Velvet Morning
08. Steel Pulse - Your House
09. Makonde - Manzara
10. The Move - The Words of Aaron (2005 Remaster)
11. Aaliyah - I Care 4 U
12. Ennio Morricone - La Bambola
13. Graham Nash - Chicago
14. Barnes, Myra (Vicki Anderson) - The Message from the Soul Sisters, Pts. 1 & 2
15. George Harrison - Art of Dying

C-San & Three 1 Zero - Preview MP3


Here's some more new stuff from some of the Young Bols. They have a upcoming project that they're working on and CSAN is working on a mixtape of his own with all Quik beats titled I Want To Work With DJ Quik.

Convinced - 2009 Kickoff MP3

Convinced sets it off for the new year that is 2009. Shout out to E-Dub of What Eye Thought and the whole Fresh Coast Collective crew. '09 is your time to shine. Let's get it!


To set this year all the way off, Convinced has recorded a nice little freestyle to get things in motion.

Billy the Fridge - Donuts And Snow w/ DJ Bad Cuzin VIDEO

via wrfkingpin

Inspired by the Blue Scholars "Coffee & Snow" video, this video shows Billy the Fridge and DJ Bad Cuzin dealing with the harsh conditions of the Seattle Winter Snow Storm.

Blue Scholars - Coffee And Snow VIDEO

via zia999

It snowed. So we filmed something.

Director/DP/Editor: Zia Mohajerjasbi
Special Thanks To: The PHYSICS

New Year's Eve Party TONIGHT at The Emigrant w/ DJ B-Mello

Get your discounted tickets at and use coupon code DJBMELLO to bring in the new year tonight! Paying $100 to party elsewhere doesn't make any cents. Ya dig?!

The Emigrant
5260 University Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Monday, December 29, 2008

Santogold - Creator (vs. Switch and FreQ Nasty) Remix feat. GMK MP3


Dyme Def - Panic MP3 (Unreleased)


Saturday, December 27, 2008

Rock-N-Jocks Holiday Promo

Rock-N-Jock is having a huge after Christmas Sale of 15% off all New Era Fitteds. This Sale runs from December 26th- January 2nd. Enter in promotional code RNJ15 at the checkout page and save 15% off all New Era Fitted Hats. So hurry before the sale ends and go save some major money only at

Friday, December 26, 2008

Late Night Soundtrack Set to Low Volume

Up late and should be getting a few hours of sleep before I head back into work while a majority of y'all get the Friday after Christmas off. Just saw the MGMT video for Electric Feel for the first time and can't say that the visual did anything to enhance the song. I actually prefer it minus the video. Paper Planes on the otherhand by M.I.A. was a song I heard when it first surfaced before the world took to it and Jay-Z and T.I. said ain't no one had swagger like them. The video for this song in particular had been long overdue and I always wondered if one would be created.

Both videos have been out for a minute so I'm talkin old news in internets time, but do you ever find that a music video either makes a song better or in some cases worse? Sometimes songs need that extra help of a visual to pop or in some unfortunate cases it poops or maybe a song doesn't need a video at all. Thoughts?

MGMT - Electric Feel

M.I.A. - Paper Planes

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Common on KUBE 93 Sunday Night Sound Session

DJ Hyphen just sent this over to the inbox. Common at the KUBE 93 building with 50 fans for an intimate interview with the Sound Session show. Enjoy.


Common recently made his 4th appearance on Sound Session and since we just interviewed him in September, we decided to do something different this time. We linked up with our friends at Interscope/Geffen/A&M and Microsoft Zune to throw a listening party for his new Universal Mind Control album with 50 lucky winners. We put together this 2 part video recap to share with people around the world, so everyone can hear Com break down each track on the project. He tells behind the scenes stories on every song and talks about what it was like working with the Neptunes, Mr. DJ,
Kanye West, Cee-Lo, and more.


Sonny Bonoho - Touch You

Press play and listen!

Working on this project very hard with my manager YZ of Black World Entertainment. Thank you YZ for linkin me up with Dj Rhettmatic member of the Beat Junkies DJ crew. Thank you My brother Rhettmatic for droppn some scratches on the hook for me. Until then, To all my unbeliever's, A&R's/Record Label Exec... IM THE FUTURE LEGEND! Sonny Bonoho Twentyfifty black world

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Convinced - The Stocking Stuffers MIXTAPE


Greetings All

After all of the attention that the 2 For 1 Series has generated since the first week of songs, Convinced has decided to group all of songs together in a collection, just in time for the Holidays. The Stocking Stuffers Mixtape features all of the songs that have been showcased during the past 6 weeks along with some more unheard gems from the Convinced catalog.

The second half of 2008 was a very busy one for Convinced. With the release of the Refreshing Freestyle Countdown Mixtape, The Refreshing Album, The Miss Memory Video and now this Stocking Stuffers projects, there has been an abundance of Convinced material available and 2009 promises to be no different. When asked about his name and stock rising up in 2009, Convinced had this to say, "As the name and buzz continues to grow, I just wanna leave a trail of
undeniable, quality music."

A Funkadelic Christmas

Smoke of That Real Ish sent me a compilation for the holiday season. Many of us are on break and may be missing a soundtrack for the time. Download, listen, and share with you and your camp til the top of the new year.


A Funkadelic Christmas is a compilation of timeless Christmas music & clips from various movies, made for the sole purposes of getting yo' ish real funkadelic on Christmas. Simple isn't it? Brought to you by the powers forming like voltron; Funkadelic Freestyles, DC to BC & THATREALISH.
Present 01. Sufjan Stevens - The Winter Solstice
Present 02. James Brown - It's Christmas Time
Present 03. Tony! Toni! Tone! - My Christmas
Present 04. Weezer - The Christmas Song
Present 05. Vince Guaraldi Trio - Christmas Time Is Here
Present 06. Snoop Dogg - Santa Claus Is Going Straight To The Ghetto
Present 07. De La Soul - Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa I
Present 08. The Roots - Millie Pulled A Pistol on Santa II
Present 09. Christmas Is Cancelled?
Present 10. The Jackson 5 - Give Love On Christmas Day
Present 11. The Temptations - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Present 12. Killer Mike - A Christmas Grind
Present 13. Ludacris - Ludacrismas
Present 14. Bing Crosby - White Christmas
Present 15. Sufjan Stevens - Jingle Bells With The Simpsons
Present 16. Daniel Merriweather - Wonderful Christmas Time

Mixed by jben.ok of Funkadelic Freestyles.
Artwork by smokeYYY of THATREALISH.
Creative Input from modi of DC to BC.
Moral Support & Holiday Cheer courtesy of The Elves of The North Pole.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Freeway - Do It To Death (Produced by Tryfe) MP3

Tryfe of The Co-Op Production Team just released another track. Check it out!


Ok...part three hater! Free went in on this one....shout out to my dude Breeze of Tri-Quad for talking me into doing a track like Month of Madness may just be one of Hip-Hop's dopest moments. Free, you killin' em, sir.


DV One Introduces Website

Just received the following in the inbox. Read below. Seattle DJs steppin it up with their internets game.

Whattup ya'll!

DV One shoutin' you out from the 206. This is the formal introduction to my new website - Today is the official launch, YIPEEEE!!!

On the site you'll find news, calendar info, and a blog for all you Internet thugs. The website will also be your number one Internet destination for my free mix cd's, my free downloads, club and tour photos, links to all my affiliates, and most importantly DVTV!!

I also plan to use the site to LEAK un-released music from underground and mainstream artists (with their permission of course.) Be sure to check back frequently to see new pics, hear good music, get great mixes, and chime in
on what's really goin down.

With the launch comes a brand new mix - 25 minutes of warm music for cold days. Click the link to visit the site, from there you'll be able to download, send me an email, and leave a comment, so do somethin... as JB would say, "Get up, Get into it.. GET INVOLVED!"
But mainly.. stay classy.

DV One
Rock Steady Crew


GMK Backstage at Chop Suey

Go backstage with GMK as he headlined Chop Suey (Seattle,Wa) 12/19/08. See the antics, the snow boots and get the peoples recap of what you missed.

Dyme Def - Women Be Gettin It + Fresher N My Kicks MP3


This is a free download of the new Dyme Def song "women b gettin it" w/ a bonus track attached to it thats old but we figured we'd put it out.. New EP Pickupyaflow out March 1st...

Friday, December 19, 2008

Senior Citizen Choir Takes on Hip-Hop VIDEO

The Funky Fresh Senior Choir gets it in.... well, kind of... a lil bit of Eminem, Chamillionaire, Outkast, Pussycat Dolls, MC Hammer, and Nelly. Please put it back on though!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Jim Jones Xmas VIDEO

Hip Hop Official brings you a Jim Jones Christmas

Jim Jones and crew celebrate the holidays, Harlem style! In this exclusive interview, the Dipset Capo talks about the holidays in the Jones household and Bad Santas. Get to know the Harlem Diplomat in this Imeem exclusive!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Idle Warship Takes Over Your Party

Props to Tunji of Inverse for lacin us so that we could lace you with the goods. Read below for details.


The big homies Idle Warship (Talib Kweli + Res + Graph Nobel) are preparing to
release a bunch of new music and video soon, and are celebrating with a show
next Monday night, December 22nd, at BB Kings in NYC, performing with a live
band along LA's Blu & Exile and DJ K-Salaam (flyer attached). In order to
get folks ready for the show and the new music, the group is unveiling this new
video clip, entitled Idle Warship Takes Over Your Party!, which follows the trio
around NYC on a night out, as they record, perform, share their thoughts on
artistry and move through the city. It's a really fresh and original video made
by my dude Court Dunn at Restless Films, so make sure you check it out. The
video also prominently features the dope new joint "Steady," which you can find
a zshare link to below. "Steady" will be featured on the upcoming Idle Warship
mixtape, which we're dropping very soon.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Khrysis - On the Boards with Heat, Volume 2 - Mixed by DJ Rhettmatic MIXTAPE

Just received this in the inbox. Khrysis On the Boards with Heat, Volume 2, mixed by DJ Rhettmatic. A few words from Rhettmatic below and the history of this beat tape in mixtape form. Shouts out to Paloma of Papalodown for sliding this thru.


1. Intro
2. King Kong (Sean Price)
3. Awesome (The Away Team)
4. The Rap Game (Cormega ft. Little Brother)
5. Still Here (LEGACY)
6. Hearing Aid (Sean Price)
7. That N*gga (Jozee Mo)
8. Talkin Dirty (Ness)
9. Cool As A Fan (Little Brother)
10. Back At It (Little Brother)
11. Money On The Table (The Away Team)
12. N*ggaz Is Commin (Torae ft. Tash)
13. Starvation (LIttle Brother ft. Chaundon)
14. Can I Live (Chaundon)
15. Crazy (Rapper Big Pooh)
16. Keep It To The Side (Rapper Big Pooh)
17. Greedy (The Away Team)
18. After The Party (Little Brother)
19. Waitin On You (Kenn Starr)
20. Sick Em (Smif-N-Wesson)
21. One (Sean Price)
22. Something To See (Torae)
23. Psycho Ward (The Away Team ft. Sean Price)
24. Word Has It (Supastition)
25. Rize (Median)
26. Sum Of Me (The Away Team ft. Evidence)
27. Gun Rap (Smif-N-Wesson)
28. JM Heartbreak (Jozee Mo)
29. The Weirdo Zone (Joe Scudda)
30. Told You That (Chaundon)
31. Real Late (Peter Rosenburg ft. Phonte)

Peace Everyone,

My good friend and producer extradinaire, Khrysis from the Justice League, and myself have done a mixtape project called "Khrysis On The Board With The Heat 2" over the summer (the first installment was done by Mick Boogie). Basically, it is a collection of all his production that he has done in the last year in a half. If you're not familar with Khrysis' work, he has done production for LIttle Brother, Sean Price, Heltah Skeltah, Evidence of Dilated Peoples (check out "The Layover"), & his own group The Away Team, just to name a few. Check out his creditentials: So think of this of a "Beat CD done in a mixtape format", freaked 'Beat Junkie Style' by yours truly.

We orginally wanted to press this up, but unfortunately we never had a chance to, so we decided to leak it free to everyone for the Holidays as well as providing some material for people for the meantime while we both are working on our prospective projects. So please spread the word, share it with your peoples, post it up on your blogs, whatever you wanna do....we hope that you will enjoy this mix and we appreciate the love as well.

Khrysis and myself will probably will work on another mix in the near future when he is ready to drop his solo debut album, but for the meantime...enjoy. Happy Holidays people...see you in 2009.

Beat Junkies

Monday, December 15, 2008

Red Bull Music Academy: Sir-Mix-a-Lot - Baby Got Ringtones (Extended Version) VIDEO

spotted on 206 Proof via PJ

Dyme Def - Jungle MP3

Another Dyme Def gem called Jungle produced by BeanOne. Shouts out to Benito!


Dyme Def will be releasing an exclusive track w/ free download every weekuntil the new EP "Pickupyaflow" drops on March 1st. These songs are completely exclusive and not part of the EP series.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Kanye West Toy Action Figure

Seattle area, Bothell based company, Funko, will be producing the Kanye West toy action figure. Preliminary news is that it'll be out at the top of the new year. What you see above is a prototype states 253hiphop who was at a party and spotted this next to a cup of what appears to be gin and tonic. Funko, I'll be looking in my mailbox for this. This is a must have for the office! Click on the image to enlarge. via 253hiphop

So last night I was at a Christmas party and I had seen the prototype but its official now, should be hitting the shelves in a month or so, this is the Kanye West Action Figure!

UPDATE: We have received word from Kanye West’s lawyers that the Kanye West action figure will not be made available for sale. They also requested that we take down the photo. Apologies.
My name is xxxxx xxxxxxxxx and I represent Kanye West. Please remove the picture of the Kanye West action figure from your Blog.

Note: The action figure you are referring to will NOT be released for sale.

The Kenny Burns Show - Kings Avenue Tattoo w/ Mike Rubendall

Saturday, December 13, 2008

GMK - Carry Me Home Trailer VIDEO

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Dyme Def - Dreamin' (BeanOne Remix) Unreleased MP3


we're getting ready to release a series of new EPs starting in early 2009.. in the process we have songs that didn't make the cut, and we figured we might as well release them.
Straight from the Dyme Def camp! Good lookin out Benito.

Rock Paper Scissors Online Shop

New RPS Online Store!

Just in time for the Holidays, we're pleased to announce the launch of the official Rock Paper Scissors Online Store. Select merchandise from Rock Paper Scissors, as well as items from Starter Black Label, Stones Throw and Converse are now available. We'll soon be expanding our offering to include more of the lines we already carry in store, so stay tuned.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Lazy Town - Cooking by the Book f/ Lil Jon VIDEO

Softwear by Microsoft with Common

Click here to check out the Softwear by Microsoft website. Here's some insight from Freshness with images and video of the launch party in New York for the new line with designs from Common.

DJ DV One Website Launch

Seattle's DJ DV One just launched his website at With it, he brings to you for a free download, Mix 4. Be sure to make your way to his site and check it out!

if you liked the music at Red Bull BIG TUNE...

Then you'll love this! Ahite so the holidays are upon us, and gift giving season is in full effect! What better way to fill your stocking than with some DV One mixes! Here's the link to the latest download. Please follow the link and ENJOY. Remember if you've missed any you can always go to and get the previous Mixes there. Happy Holidays


1. Cal Worthington - Bubano Bhant
2. Tremendalin - oh yeah yah
3. Rick Darrington - Cole Puto
4. The Gaytones - Soul Makossa
5. The Hang Nails - cut you up
6. Jaco Pastorious - Come on Come on
7. Bah Samba - Let the Drum hit your face hella hoard
8. Kirk Lazarus - soul power
9. The Ska-Lites - herb man dub
10. Sensi - I smoke I drank
11. Charles Wright - boats n hoes
12. James Brown - There was a time (kenny dope rmx)
14. Tiger Snaps - get outta my face
15. Ocho - mode of operations
16. LaTrelle Nippler - area

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Brainstorm Recaps 2008 Red Bull Big Tune Finals

Swaggerjacked from Brainstorm's blog on MySpace.

Nov 29th(Day before i leave for NY)
my flight was at 630 in the fuckin morning so i pretty much got super drunk and stayed up the whole to the airport around 530 and almost missed my flight cuz them asshole airport check in ppl wanna tell me my bag is over the weight limit and i either had to pay 90 bux to get it checked in or pay 10 bucks for a big ass plastic bag to put access shit in to make my suitcase guessed it...payed 10 bux and lugged around a bag full of kicks...fuck delta airlines by the way...

check in thru security walk thru the metal detector 8 times before it finally shut the hell up and just barely made my flight....of course i get the middle seat so i had to sit in the middle of some old racist white bitch and her snooty ass grandaughter...fuck both of em also...anyway...i arrive to jfk in NY

nov 30th
grab my luggage and meet my boy rising son at the baggage claim...we wait for my boys hitmakers and marc garvey to arrive and they take hella long...shout out to marc garvey...thats my sorry about the unfortunet incident that went on while you away...keep ya head up my we get in this lil mini van and chop it up and get to know each other and me and marc garvey automatically clicked so we were batman and robin the whole trip...we arrive to the loft which was in the soho district of manhattan...a camera crew comes rushing out and i almost steal on one of em cuz theyre super in my face....then i realized it was my guy who did all the recording with Young buck and i last year so i calmed down...we walk upstairs and the fuckin loft is huge...producer set up in the living room and instantly got to work...they made us share rooms...some with more than 3 ppl in the room...but the dope part was since i was the seattle champ...i roomed with rob bates from chicago and i got the big bed....he aint need it no way cuz dude is like 3 ft nothin and 80 pounds soaking wet...anyway they had hella liquor and yall know how i get down so i was drunk by the end of the nite and went to bed for about 2 hrs

dec 1st
wake up and take care of all the media and my nigga marc garvey walk around and find this fly ass dining spot and get some food...meanwhile a group of women from BX(obvious to me by there accents) come in the diner and me and this nigga marc are like kill to see a group of women in oakland or seattle where ALLLLLL of the females were beautiful...anyway...we flirt for awhile and cut out...later that nite my man sha money come by (50 cents manager) and he had already knew me from last years competition so he called me Mr. Celestine in front of everybody and it made me feel good as hell cuz they stared at me like damn this nigga know you by gov. name....he cmes in and does his thing providing all kinds of info on the industry and dips out...i commence to drinking again and pull another all nighter

dec 2nd
wake up super fuckin hungover...i do my interviews and media obligations for the bull gives dinner at a dope lil spot 5 blocks from where were staying...the food was bammer but the drinks were free....damn i drink a lot...i think i survived off liquor the whole trip...but it was coo cuz i ggot to see my man crazy legs from Rocksteady crew and i got to meet ALCHEMST...jake one went to introduce me and alchemist is the nigga wit the broke ass laptop huh?...i was like thats me homie...he laughed and i chopped it up wit him and was prolly the only producer to get his contact info cuz im that big homie dj dvone comes by and none of these niggas in the house know him but you know dv does his usual shit talking and exercising plans and i wasnt gonna get caught up in that cuz i know better...but he got everyone in the house doing push ups and pull ups and curls and shit...i was like yall fucked up...but at the end of the nite he took like 8 of us to get food and came out his OWN pocket like 200 bux...which was the best meal i had while i was there...buffalo wings mash potatoes and mac n shit ever

dec 3rd
day of the battle...we wake up at 10 am and subway it up to the brooklyn bridge and BULLIED that shit....ppl were like are yall superstars and im like YEAH BITCH!!!!!...the camera crew are having a hard time containing the angry new yorkers but we pull it off and get a great shot of us walking into the city...ill forward....everyone from the west coast lost frist round in the battle including me...let me tell yall what happened with me tho

so the cdj starts fuckin up as it had been ALL FUCKIN NITE...j.moore is pissed off at the world and starts yellin at me to hurry up while im standing there in front of 900 plus ppl tryna figure it i get frustrated and say fuck it and just play a beat i didnt really wanna play in the first place which pretty much lost it for forward....i get alchemist a beat cd and he says i have the illest cover ever...(a picture of me super g'd up smokin a blunt on top of a skyline)...i pass out at least 100 of em and ive been getting good reviews so hopefully something will stem from that...i end up leaving with dyme def and our managers and go to some this time its late and im tired as hell so i hail a taxi back to the spot and go to sleep

dec 4th...
we all check out at 12pm and are stuck in times square for 4 hrs before the shuttle comes to take us to the airport...its me rising son j bizness(my nigga) and hitmakers(my guy from ay back)...we get there and im worried my bag is gonna be too heavy so while i was in times square i gave a bum like 4 pair of kicks...get on the plane and here i am

footage of the even will be up soon and ill let chall see it...but thats my experience in a nutshell

Brain signing off

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Ludacris - Everybody Hates Chris VIDEO

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Supreme La Rock - Gorillas in the Mix: Part 1 MIXTAPE


Monday, December 1, 2008

Wale - Nike Boots VIDEO

The kid wants a pair of Nike boots, black-on-black, size 10.5 for his birthday!