1.31.2011

Bailey x Ashkon "Feelin' Like a GIANT"

Bailey came up with this great idea for a song and came to me for help with the production along with @Mike_Tetreault.  The song will include Ashkon, the man responsible for the San Franciso Giant's anthem, "Don't Stop Believing." So what do you get when you get 2 of the biggest anthems from last years MLB season? Guess, you'll have to wait till the new season starts! :)

✰✰ UPDATE ✰✰ Bailey & Ashkon "Feeling Like a Giant" (video) CLICK HERE TO WATCH



Fortilive "I vs. I"

After years of anticipation and countless hours in the studio, Hawaii’s own Fortilive (!llmind, Mushmouf & Slo-Mo) have hooked up with DJBooth.net to bring fans their debut full-length, I vs. I.  The highly-anticipated project features 15 tracks’ worth of original material from the up-and-coming trio, including reader-approved leak “Jim Kelly.”
In addition to the boardwork of !llmind, I vs. ISymbolic One (”Power”). Guest appearances come courtesy of Uptown Swuite, Skyzoo and Kam Moye, local Hawaiian artists Jik and Wun, and more! features production by crewmate Slo-Mo and longtime collaborator Symbolic One (”Power”). Guest appearances come courtesy of Uptown Swuite, Skyzoo and Kam Moye, local Hawaiian artists Jik and Wun, and more!

JBillion x REL "MVMNT"

The album art for a particular project I been apart of just released and I can't be happier. The album is called The Movement "MVMNT" and is featured by none other than Mr. Steezy himself, J-Billion and accompanied with the exclusive production of REL, from the hit Bay Area television show, Distortion 2 Static. We spent hours at my studio on pre production and molding the overall sound of the album. It has a very rootsy, DILLA'eque vibe to it, which is probably something your not used to hearing J-Billion on. Be on the look out for this duo! I had a great time recording this record with the them. I remember it like it was yesterday. 

Ya Boy "Come & Go" feat. Cik Money

If you listen close enough you might learn something, you square assss! LOL!

The Jacka x Cellski "Mobb Shit"

1.30.2011

Lil B "Motivation"

Bay Area's own Lil B and member of Berkley's crew, the Pack is making a huge impact on the music industry with countless acts of youtube fuckery and BaseGod followers. His online presence has shot the boy to heights no Bay Area artist has yet to see. Other than this swag cheffing thang goin around, this video definitely caught my attention. Can't knock the boy's hustle! Big Up!

1.28.2011

Philthy Rich EPK

Get to know Philthy Rich!

1st Place Muzic "Super Drunk"

Stressmatic from the Federation is one versatile dude! Speechless. Enjoy!

Wiz Khalifa x Too Short "On My Level"

Gotta give it up to Wiz for reaching out to the West Coast, especially Too Short. BAY AREA! Track is dope. Enjoy!

In depth w/ Jerm Jilla

Front Office Music Group presents a new series entitled "Challenging the Music." The first installment is Bay Area artist, CEO and curator of the infamous Clay Candy known nation wide. Let Jerm himself explain his start and his connections with Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang, and his upcoming clothing line; Jet Lag. Get Familiar!

Brian Wilson vs. George Lopez

Brian Wilson is genius! This guy is ill as they come. We need Brian Wilson on Saturday Night Live. Enjoy!

Complex Magazine on Bay Area Music

How do you feel about this Top 50 Bay Area Rap Songs list? http://tinyurl.com/4qzpuoh

The Bay Area has a chip on its shoulder when it comes to hip-hop. Everyone steals Bay Area slang, but the radio won't play Bay Area music. It doesn't help that The Bay's artists never want to deal with major labels, and then cry foul when they don't get spins any further east than Sacramento. This relative isolation has led to a certain kind of creativity, or strangeness, depending on how one sees it. Whether it's E-40's "Woody Woodpecker on crack" voice, Keak da Sneak's smoker's cough gibberish, Mac Dre's ecstasy-twisted dance moves, or Andre Nickatina's apparent obsession with Jungle Book, some of the Bay Area's most celebrated artists are downright bizarre and that's what people love about them. This alternative approach to rap, in the East Bay especially, has a long tradition outside of street rap, that goes back to Digital Underground, Hieroglyphics, Hobo Junction, and continues today with internet phenomenon Lil B. In the Bay Area, gangsta rap is not all that serious, and serious rap is still really fun. Would the Bay Area give up its strangeness for a shot at the mainstream? We hope not. In any case, here's a primer with The 50 Greatest Bay Area Rap Songs for those who have been missing out. Don't be surprised if you feel like you really missed out; you did.

Mr. Probz

Get Familiar!

Thug Lordz "Wake Up" feat. Jacka & Mr Probz

How did I not post this?! Enjoy.

1.27.2011

Studio Session w/ Kendrick Lamar

Turf Talk 2k11

Shhhh, Turf Talk is coming. If there's one artist in the Bay I always wanted to produce for its Turf. Hands Down!

Who The Fuck is Nick James?

Hey, I asked myself the same question. Until the powers that be and the wonders of Social Networking can do for independent artists alike. Statistics say, it usually takes about 3 sources or mentions before someone will actually remember you or what your trying to present. I seen a video of Nick James possibly on Thizzler.com, I seen @whoisnickjames mentions on twitter, and lastly Nick himself follows me and is promoting a song I happen to check out. Long story short, keep grinding and utilizing your online resources. Your music will be heard. This time around, I actually came across something worth listening to, "808 & Grapes."

DOWNLOAD - 808 & GRAPES
LISTEN TO - 808 & GRAPES

1.26.2011

Kardinal Offishall "The Anthem"

1991 I came to California. I'm proud to say I was raised most my life in Bay Area, but T. Dot is where the roots are. YEE! Check out the ambassador of Toronto, Kardinal in his new video, "The Anthem."

1.25.2011

"West Coast Saviors" f/ Big Rich, The Jacka, Nio tha Gift, Mistah FAB

Nio Tha Gift & Tajai of Souls of Mischief freestyle

 SNF General, Nio Tha Gift teams up with Tajai of The Mighty Souls of Mischief crew for an exclusive freestyle.

Smoke DZA "Always Been" feat. Mac Miller

1.24.2011

Mike Dash E "Clap City Vol. 2"

The young homie Mike Dash E just dropped "Clap City Vol. 2" with features from Roach Gigz, Mic Conn, Jay Ant, Erk tha Jerk, Jay Ant, and more. This project is 1 of the many that will lead to his debut album "Dash with Me" coming sometime this year. The album will include production from myself and many others. Dash came a long way and I've seen him progress as an artist and someone with great networking skills. Keep doing yo thang bruh, you on your way!



WORLDSTARHIPHOP.COM shuts down!

I never really checked up on World Star to be updated on whats been happening in the industry cause they just had too much content to view. But I usually did come across their site a lot due to mainey shit like; Boy gets spanked for acting on FaceBook and fights. LOL! The site once known to be Notorious for helping independent artist get major exposure shuts down by none other than 50 Cent. I'm guessing because he can, and he just didn't like the website. The man has power, don't test him. The next time you want to talk shit bout 50, you better think twice. He'll hack your Facebook!

Follw @50Cent

Get: Live Session w/ Rafael Casal

Bay Area slang connoisseur and former HBO Def Poet Rafael Casal continues to declare himself a force as a lyricist and performer with this live rendition of "B.A.Y." brought to life by The Get:Band. In addition to firing off bars with the rest of the Getback rocking behind him, Casal is also one of the Directors for the Get:Live Series! Check out our beloved "Bay Boy" as he kicks some clever wordplay and double time in tribute to our home turf. Check out more from Casal at www.getrafael.com.

Peoples "Keep Yo Head to the Sky"

Marin, California artist, Peoples is "The Artist." Check out his latest video.

Mistah FAB "Boom Bap"

"Boom Bap, tell the world we want HIP HOP back!" Fabby is definitely reviving the hip hop culture back into the Bay Area with this joint from his recently released album "I Found My Backapack." Make sure you copp that on iTunes. Some of you young bloods in the Bay need to wake up! Boom Bap!

DOWNLOAD "I FOUND MY BACKPACK"

1.19.2011

TDK x NAS

The days of the cassette! Dubbing tapes and making epic mixtapes. Creating your own custom cover art and the vibrant multi colored Maxwell tapes. Those were the days! Let Nas explain his fascination with cassette tapes. Enjoy!



In this short film produced for TDK Life on Record’s Chronicles series, Nas discusses his passion for cassettes. The rapper reminisces about his long-gone tape collection, explains the importance of cassettes in early hip-hop culture and recalls the art of recording songs off the radio. His deep love of the medium and the music comes through in every moment, most especially when he talks about the ’80s rap legends who inspired him to become one of the most acclaimed emcees of the ’90s. -Rolling Stone

J Cole vs Nardwar

I was in need of a good laugh today and this did it for me! Big up!

1.18.2011

Mistah Fab "I Found My Backpack"

Go get it! iTunes:

GET:LIVE SESSION w/ Davinci





DOWNLOAD THE TURF STOOD STILL


Blanco & The Jacka - I Gotta Rap

The Jacka came real solid on this track. 16 and hook GO!



Make sure you cop The Jacka's latest release:

SNOOP & WIZ a.k.a CHEECH & CHONG "THAT GOOD"

Wiz Khalifa is on fire! I'm rollin to this one this week with that good.

1.17.2011

Under the Bay w/ TJ of 1st Place

Thizzler says:

Also known as Stressmatic of the legendary hyphy group The Federation, TJ is much more than your average hyphy rapper - in fact, nowadays it would be safer to say that he's a rockstar who happens to rap. Mixing guitar licks with 808s and rhymes about being broke, partying with white girls, having hangovers, and being rad, TJ and his group 1st Place have carved out a niche that most rappers are scared to go near. He took a few minutes to meet up with Em Dub of Thizzler On The Roof over in Berkeley and talked about the origins of the name Stressmatic, what 1st Place is, his career as a mountain bike racer, and more. He even spits a couple verses acapella.





KAOS "Kingdom Kame"

Not everyone can come out with quality music videos, but that doesn't stop Bay Area underground artist KAOS of Sharpshootaz Entertainment. I met the young talent when EFurocious had brought him to the studio to work on his solo debut Chaos Theory. I see a lot of great potential in the aspiring emcee who is also a fan of the Brooklyn's finest The LOX. Listen!

Bailey "Black & Orange" video

Its never too late to keep rooting for the home team! World Series Attitude coming soon w/ Bailey! Ugh Yeeeaah!

C Plus "Stay Up"

Sacramento at its finest. You betta ask somebody!



Here is C Plus' latest via cplus.bandcamp.com

1.15.2011

G5 The Jett ft. Young Gully - Middle Finger Attitude

G5 the Jett feat. Gully- Middle Finger Attitude from Aquavis Warfield on Vimeo.

1.14.2011

@BaileyMuzik "Pornstar"

Ay bruh bruh breh, thats bruh bruh bruh, bwuaay! Ugh, yeaaah!

Bailey "Pornstar"

You are now listening to Araab Muzik!

I get inspired every time to learn the MPC I bought and never used. Really though, don't ask. Time will only tell.

1.13.2011

DEMOS (trailer)

An Independent Artist's Guide To Success

Demos is a documentary that was created to educate and inspire the emerging hip-hop independent artist to accelerate their career. Its primary objective is to provide insight on the myriad of ways to establish or further enhance a successful independent music career. Industry veterans along with well established indie artists will share their experiences, advice and techniques providing an invaluable and unprecedented resource for the up and coming artist. From scholarly advice about branding and getting noticed to revelations about submitting content to media outlets, Demos is a film that should be on any musician's "must-see list!

G Koop & O-man feat Gift of Gab "Split Personality"

G Koop & O-Man LIVE! Live production, thats what they do! Keep up with each webisode by subscribing to their Youtube channel: youtube.com/ramgrichman



Shout out to Gift of Gab of Blackalicious! Here's one of my favorites besides "A to G"

1.12.2011

"NIGHT AWAY" FT. SAN QUINN BIG RICH & AXION JAXION

This is a DJ Crook production! Beat produced by the young homie Chris P!

1.11.2011

Family Bidness "All Know Me" feat. King Lele

The homie BarNone and CB are Family Bidness and here is their latest video directed by 1080 Films.

Say Knowledge "1.5"

In my opinion the homie @ChasenPaper of www.24milkcrate.com has a great ear for music and a good creative direction. Salute! Say Knowledge is a young emcee who resides in San Francisco and under the guide of Chase himself, the kid has a good shot at making some positive noise. The last record they put out had the same feeling, so expect some cohesive work from the up and comer. Also, future collaborations with myself and Say!

Lee Majors "I Look Like Rick James"

The Boy Boy Young Mess presents Paper Bag Money staring Lee Majors. This will be Lee's next release which will also feature production from myself and many others. Look out for it.

Lee Majors "I Look Like Rick James"

Emassin: Farmers Market Freestyle

Jay Z x Kanye West "H.A.M."




First single from the upcoming album "Watch the Throne." Produced by Lex Luger

1.08.2011

G Koop & O-man "Try Me" feat Baby Jaymes & Nightclubber Lang

The big homie G Koop is a beast when it comes to making them organic & soulful beats. We met at the 2010 Red Bull Big Tune and since then I admired his work. He's got tons of work under his belt, including a huge part in the making of Freeway's "Stimulus Project." Stay tuned! Shout out to Nightclubber Lang, that't the homie and a great mentor.

Droop-E "Hungry" feat. TJ

Big up to BLVCK SCVLE! "Hungry" from Droop's EP "BLVCK DIAMOND LIFE"

Download the project at http://www.droop-e.com/

1.07.2011

Jay Z x Kanye West "H.A.M."

Jay Z and Kanye West's upcoming album "Watch the Throne" is heard to drop real soon. When? I have know idea. BUT, we do know that the first singled entitled "H.A.M." will drop January 1, 2011. Kanye released the artwork for the single earlier on twitter. What do you think?

Skillz "2010 Rap Up"

Better late then never, right?

1.06.2011

"Live Again" Kendrick Lamar x CurT@!n$ x ScHoolboy Q

Remember Kendrick Lamar? Dr. Dre's prospect? If not, you sleeping not only on the West Coast, but my blog youuuuuuuuuuuu bitch!

Super Producer BANGLADESH Making Lil Wayne's 6'7"

As simple as it seems believe it or not, it probably is!

Snow Tha Product "We're Here"

Get woke!

Shake da Mayor f/ L.G. "What She Needs"

EASKI: Fifth Of Skithoven Concepts

You may not know the name, but you definitley know his music. He's been producing music for nearly 20 years now. He's made hits with the likes of Spice 1 to Ice Cube. This Bay Area producer has made classics with some of your favorite artist. Here is him working on his album. I think? "Fifth Of Skithoven Concepts "



Here's a favorite that you should be familiar with!

Mike Dash E "6 foot 7 foot"

Mike Dash E is on his grind and movin' fast. You will respect it! Catch him cover Lil Wayne's latest single. The kid murks the beat!

Netta B "Screamin" (prod. Traxamillion)

BAY AREA!! This is Netta B, get familiar!



LIVE w/ The Get Back



In April 2008 Netta participated in "The Def Jam Mega Star Search", put together by Shakir Stewart, of Def Jam Records. After performing her single, "Music", Netta proved that she was ready for the next level, and was selected as the winner of the contest. Now with the pieces in place to have real success in the music industry, Netta Brielle is soon to be a household name. STAY TUNED!

1.05.2011

Headspin Battle!!

Aichi(Japan-Turn Phrase Crew) vs Boom(Korea-Spin Kings) vs Lazer(Korea-Gambler Crew)


1.04.2011

Nio Tha Gift & Hongry "My Brother's Keeper"

November 24th, the day before Thanksgiving, Nio and Hongry came by the studio again to work on more music for both "The Messenger" and Hongry's upcoming mixtape "Seek & Destroy." Nio lets Hongry explain their personal relationship and growing up together. The idea "My Brother's Keeper" came from a song from Nio's last album "Super Hero" which featured Hongry. It was entitled, "My Brother's Keeper."

Roach Gigz "Roachy Balboa 2"

While Roach Gigz first album worked in showing off more lighthearted side and highlighting the rapper's abilities on the mic, Roachy Balboa 2 shows a progression in the San Francisco native's style. Tracks like "The Moment," which features fellow rising Bay Area talents Young Gully and Marlo, deals with the murder of Oscar Grant and subsequent sentencing of police officer Johannes Mehserle. Elsewhere, Roach continues to show off improved song writing with tracks like "The Dopest 2," Roach's biggest anthem to date, and likewise, for fans who loved tracks like "Respect It" on Roachy Balboa, tracks including "Can I Rap" continue to show off Roach's ability to craft rapid-fire, take-no-prisoner lyrical barbs with unmatched skill. 


DOWNLOAD ROACHY BALBOA 2

1.03.2011

Get:Live Sessions Episode Two - Nio Tha Gift

Get x SNF! Lets GOOOOO!



The Interview:

Beat Roc "State of Mind"

Oakland homie and Red Bull Big Tune contender, Beat Roc released this beat making video not too long ago. Diggin' it! I've also been thinking of a plot for the past few months, but still thinking up an original idea. Stay Tuned!