Magna Carta - Best Marketing Plan Ever?

This morning I woke up to find my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds flooded with posts from iPhone users boasting that despite not owning a Samsung phone, they were in possession of the new Jay-Z album – Magna Carta. The READ MORE…

Ill Tal – The Sack Dragon

It’s been forever since I posted up an instrumental so decided it was about that time. The name of this new beat – “The Sack Dragon” – will probably raise your eyebrow, but it’s cleverly named to reveal the original READ MORE…

Bloodstone Sues T.I. and Kanye West

Sigh… Another sample lawsuit is on the horizon. This time, soul/funk group Bloodstone is suing Universal Music Group alleging that they never had the rights to license their song “I’m Just Doing My Job“. The song was used for the READ MORE…

Statik Selektah – Extended Play

Brooklyn DJ / producer Statik Selektah recently dropped his newest LP – Extended Play. The album features an all-star / up-and-coming lineup with almost all production handled by Statik himself. Overall, the album is pretty damn good but leaves a READ MORE…

Jo Jo Gunne – High School Drool

Jo Jo Gunne was a rock group out of Los Angeles, CA. Two of the members were formerly of the group Spirit, which has been sampled more than a few times. The group didn’t have much commercial success and their READ MORE…

HDM – Real MC’s

I was diggin around in my crates and pulled out this old 12-inch single from 1997. I bought this because HDM aka Hype Da Madman was from Staten Island, and at the time I was ALL about anything even remotely READ MORE…

Underrated - Easy Mo Bee

When the topic of legendary 90’s producers comes up, you’ll often hear names like Pete Rock, Buckwild, and Large Professor. There is one name that almost never comes up. This month’s edition of Underrated is dedicated to Easy Mo Bee. READ MORE…

Underrated – CRU

This is my first installment of a new segment entitled – Underrated. Each month, I’ll be showcasing a group/song/album from the past that I feel is often overlooked when the word “classic” comes up. The hope is new and old READ MORE…