December 01, 2009

November 29, 2009

November 20, 2009

Must Cop:

November 16, 2009

Video: Clipse - Popular Demand (Popeyes) (feat. Cam'ron & Pharrell)

"Outside of Popeyes eating chicken and fries."

November 09, 2009

Who Sampled???: The Heath Brothers

One Love to all my familia.

Quote Of The Day: Perseverance

“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.”

Julie Andrews
British Actress and Singer

November 08, 2009

November 07, 2009

Mood Music:

Shout to the crew. You know what's up!

November 05, 2009

Grand Theft Video: Panama Interview

The big homie Jay Rome gets it in with Bmores own Panama.
You might have seem him on HBO's "The Wire" putting in work. He's definitely focused and ready for the world. Check it out! Peep the shout out @ 3:07.

We working! We working!!

November 02, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Opportunity

“Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is.”

- Bob Feller
American Baseball Player

November 01, 2009

Sunday Smoothie:

Just thought I'd get "Jazzy" this Sunday with the classic sounds of the legendary John Coltrane. Enjoy.

October 30, 2009

October 27, 2009

The Power Of Words: A Dream Deferred - Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?

Langston Hughes

Mood Music: The Infamous Edition

That classic boom bap sh*t!

Quote Of The Day: Mistakes

“Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”

- Mary Tyler Moore
American Comedian and Actress

Video: XXL’s Def Jam Cover Shoot

Behind the scenes footage from the photoshoot for XXL’s Def Jam 25th Anniversary cover. In stores now. Cop!

October 26, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Confidence

"If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.
With confidence, you have won even before you have started."

- Marcus Garvey
Publisher, Journalist, Entrepreneur, Black Nationalist, Pan-Africanist,
and orator.

October 25, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Peace

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”

-Jimi Hendrix
American Rock Guitarist, Composer and Singer

Who Sampled???: The Emotions

4 Classics. One sample. I love Hip Hop.

Sunday Smoothie:

The Sun is shining and the day is "Amazing" Today take time to enjoy it.

October 22, 2009

Grand Theft Video - Ludacris and Nas in NYC

Shout to the big homie JayRome aka The babyface Trini. We can't be stopped!

Mood Music:

Who Sampled???: Smokey Robinson

Quote Of The Day: Character

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."

- Helen Keller
American author, political activist and lecturer.
The first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
1880 - 1968

October 21, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Freedom

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.
American Baptist Minister and Civil-Rights Leader

October 20, 2009

Event: The Film Jam

Once again the good people at Landed Entertainment are doing "Film Jam" For those who havent had an opportunity to go you don't know what you've been missing! On Friday, October 23 El Mocambo is the place to be.

For all performers looking for showcase your talent be sure to contact Landed Entertainment at the website below. It just might change your life. It changed mine.

Quote Of The Day: Humility

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”

Isaac Newton
English Mathematician and Physicist, 1642-1727

The Power Of Words: Stevie Wonder - Visions

People hand in hand
Have I lived to see the milk and honey land?
Where hates a dream and love forever stands
Or is this a vision in my mind?

The law was never passed
But somehow all men feel they're truly free at last.
Have we really gone this far through space and time
Or is this a vision in my mind?

I'm not one who make believes
I know that leaves are green
They only turn to brown when autumn comes around
I know just what I say
Todays not yesterday
And all things have an ending

But what I'd like to know
Is could a place like this exist so beautiful
Or do we have to find our wings and fly away
To the vision in our mind?

I'm not one who make believes
I know that leaves are green
They only change to brown when autumn comes around
I know just what I say
Todays not yesterday
And all things have an ending

But what I'd like to know
Is could a place like this exist so beautiful
Or do we have to take our wings and fly away
To the vision in our mind?

October 19, 2009

Who Sampled???: The Stylistics

Quote Of The Door: Education

"Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom."

- George Washington Carver
American scientist, botanist, educator and inventor

The Power Of Words: Black Ice - Or Die

I've been meaning to post this for a minute. When I first heard this it instantly gave me images of my own grind and hustle. Peep the knowledge.

October 18, 2009

Sunday Smoothie: Georgia Anne Muldrow - Run Away

Strictly for the mellow vibe that Sunday usually brings.

Quote Of The Day: Ignorance

“Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.”

- Dalai Lama
Head of the Dge-lugs-pa order of Tibetan Buddhists,
1989 Nobel Peace Prize

Mood Music:

October 17, 2009

Mood Music:

Quote Of The Day: Risks

“If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories

Richard Nixon
37th President of the United States
January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994

October 15, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Patience

"Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind."

- Leonardo da Vinci
Renaissance man
April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519

Who Sampled???: Al Green

On My Retro Ish!!!: Obey Your Thirst

Chances are your favourite MC drinks Sprite. LOL!

On My Retro Ish!!!

October 14, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Loyalty

“Lack of loyalty is one of the major causes of failure in every walk of life”

- Napoleon Hill
American author, 1883-1970

October 13, 2009

Homegrown Classics:

Quote Of The Day: Potential

“Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.”

- Bruce Lee

October 11, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Talent

“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”

- John Wooden
Retired NCAA basketball coach, member Basketball Hall of Fame

October 10, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Blessings

“Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some”

-Charles Dickens
English novelist,

October 09, 2009

LOL : The Hot Seat

You know you #$%^ed up right? - Bill Duke


This Is The Remix!!!: Lox Edition

I've heard a rumour that Diddy is interested in doing another LOX album. The Yonkers trio has definitely paid their dues with countless features,mixtapes and albums. We all know that the LOX can spit that gutter $hit but I thought I'd put up some of the R&B remixes they laced to take you back. Enjoy.

Homegrown Classics:

Who Sampled??? Billy Joel

Quote Of The Day: Falling

“Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.”

-Jon Bon Jovi
Musician, Actor and Rock singer,

October 08, 2009

Video: Slim Thug ft. Peter Hadar & Young Black - Still A Boss (prod. Von Pea)

Video: U-N-I feat. Fashawn - Pulp Fiction Pt. 1

Internet videos >>> Much Music, MTV & BET

Late Pass: Mikkey Halsted

Hailing from Chicago Mikkey Halsted has been on his grind for a minute. Be sure to look out for "Chicago: The Photo Album" to drop in November.

Quote Of The Day: Obstacles

“Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

- Michael Jordan
American NBA Basketball Player,
widely considered to be the greatest player in the history of the game

October 07, 2009

Video: Foreign Exchange - I Wanna Know

Who Sampled???: Willie Hutch

Quote Of The Day: Experience

“The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson."

- Tom Boddett
American author, voice actor and radio host

October 06, 2009

Video: Grafh ft. Sheek Louch - Bring The Goons Out

This beat bangs!

Brothers from another Mother:

Long lost brothers. LOL!

On My Retro Ish!!!: Sick As A Dog

Always On My Retro Ish!!!

So I wake this Morning sick as a dog and the first thing I do is look for drugs. LOL! My stuffy nose, red eyes, and congested head need relief. Help!!! I'm going to see if I can get something to ease the pain. In the meanwhile here's a flashback from an old school commercial I always used to see as a kid.


"Mo 'tussin, mo tussin', mo 'tussin" - (C) Chris Rock

Quote Of The Day: Optimism

“The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose

-Kahlil Gibran
Lebanese born American philosophical Essayist, Novelist and Poet.

October 05, 2009

Monday Mood Music: Duck Down Edition

LOL! : Catching The Spirit

This guy literally takes the club to church and I aint mad at 'em. LOL!

Quote Of The Day: Passion

“We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.”

- Che Guevera

October 04, 2009

The Power Of Words: Bob Marley - Redemption Song

Old pirates, yes, they rob I;
Sold I to the merchant ships,
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit.
But my hand was made strong
By the 'and of the Almighty.
We forward in this generation
Won't you help to sing
Another song of freedom? -
'Cause all I ever have:
Redemption songs;
Redemption songs.

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Have no fear for atomic energy,
'Cause none of them can stop the time.
How long shall they kill our prophets,
While we stand aside and look? Ooh!
Some say it's just a part of it:
We've got to fulfil de book.

Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom? -
'Cause all I ever have:
Redemption songs;
Redemption songs;
Redemption songs.

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our mind.
Wo! Have no fear for atomic energy,
'Cause none of them-a can-a stop-a the time.
How long shall they kill our prophets,
While we stand aside and look?
Yes, some say it's just a part of it:
We've got to fulfil de book.
Won't you help to sing
Dese songs of freedom? -
'Cause all I ever had:
Redemption songs -
All I ever had:
Redemption songs:
These songs of freedom,
Songs of freedom.

Quote Of The Day: Courage

“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.”

-Jesse Jackson quotes
American Civil-Rights Leader, Baptist Minister and Politician

October 03, 2009

Air Jordan 1 High + Air Jordan 1 Phat Premier - Holiday 2009 Preview

Video: Roots - How I Got Over

Quote Of The Day: Thoughts

“Thoughts are things; they have tremendous power. Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure. When you conquer negative attitudes of doubt and fear you conquer failure. Thoughts crystallize into habit and habit solidifies into circumstances.”

- Bryan Adams
Singer, Songwriter

Saturday Mood Music:

October 02, 2009

The Power Of Words: Don Von Jovi - Brand New

Brand New

Greatness follows all my paths
and my past is left.
A new door opens,
a new beginning just past the steps.
My words are my soul.

- Don Von Jovi

Video: Tupac - The Lost Footage Pt. 5 & 6

*Late Pass*

Homegrown Classics:

Future Flashback: Redhead Kingpin & The FBI - Do the Right Thing

Quote Of The Day: Greatness

"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."

-William Shakespeare

October 01, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Focus

"I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention."

-Diane Sawyer
American television journalist

LOL! : Do We Have A Problem?

September 30, 2009

On My Retro Ish!!!: Mr. T Cereal

Who Sampled???: Ramon Morris

Quote Of The Day: Fate

“Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt
American 32nd US President

September 29, 2009

Who Sampled???: Marvin Gaye

Quote Of The Day: Defeat

“Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.”

- Wilma Rudolph
First American woman Runner to win three gold medals at a single Olympics

September 28, 2009

Props Due: Buckwild

When it comes to that classic boom bap production names like Primo, Pete Rock, and The Rza come to mind but I think props are due for one of my personal favourites. DITC's own Buckwild. On the low the BX representative has laced everyone from Big L ("Put On"), to O.C. ("Time's Up"), to Jay-z ("Lucky Me"),to Notorious B.I.G ("I Got A Story To Tell") and so on and so on. His resume can only be described in one word "Legendary". It's on my "dream list" to work with Buck but until that happens here are a few of my favourite joints.

Monday Mood Music: Inner City

Who Sampled???: Grover Washington Jr.

LOL!: Mr. Hat Hair

I've heard of bed head but this guy takes it to the next level. LOL!

Quote Of The Day: Forgiveness

“He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.
American Baptist Minister and Civil-Rights Leader

September 26, 2009

Homegrown Classics:

Quote Of The Day: Friendships

“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.”

- Mark Twain
American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer. 1835-1910

September 25, 2009

On My Retro Ish!!!: New York Undercover

Back On my ish! Okay back when I used to worship the crack that is television the one show that I "NEVER" missed was New York Undercover. Every week Detectives J.C. Williams and Eddie Torres would go undercover fighting crime on the mean streets of New York City. NYU was a show that broke stereotypes often associated with Hip Hop. Williams & Torres represented individuals driven to their call of duty who also embraced the style, the music and the diverse culture of Hip Hop. Before I could hit up the club the place to see the flyest wears and the hottest artists of the time was New York Undercover. The cameos were some of Hip Hop's biggest stars such as Ice-T, The Notorious B.I.G, Mary J. Blige and so many more. Fox had it locked every Thursday. And the Soundtrack!? Strictly classic material. Unfortunately NYU's run was cut short after four years (1994-1998) but if you're lucky you can still catch the show in syndication.Times change but As always I'm "On My Retro Ish!"

Take notes, you might just learn something.


Future Flashback: Wrecks-N-Effect - New Jack Swing

The Power Of Words - Marvin Gaye - What's Goin' On

Mother, mother
There's too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother
There's far too many of you dying
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today - Ya

Father, father
We don't need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today

Picket lines and picket signs
Don't punish me with brutality
Talk to me, so you can see
Oh, what's going on
What's going on
Ya, what's going on
Ah, what's going on

In the mean time
Right on, baby
Right on
Right on

Father, father, everybody thinks we're wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Simply because our hair is long
Oh, you know we've got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today

Picket lines and picket signs
Don't punish me with brutality
Talk to me
So you can see
What's going on
Ya, what's going on
Tell me what's going on
I'll tell you what's going on - Uh
Right on baby
Right on baby

Quote Of The Day: Power

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any”

- Alice Walker
Author, The Colour Purple

LOL!: Homey D. Clown

"Homey Don't Play That!" LOL!

Nike SB - Blazer Premium - Aquamarine - Electrolime

Who Sampled???: Debarge

September 24, 2009

Video - Tupac Shakur: The Lost Footage pt.4

Quote Of The Day: Pressure

“No matter how tough, no matter what kind of outside pressure, no matter how many bad breaks along the way, I must keep my sights on the final goal, to win, win, win -- and with more love and passion than the world has ever witnessed in any performance.”

-Billie Jean King
Tennis Player, considered to be one of the greatest female tennis players in history

Late Pass: Fashawn

Representing the West Coast Fashawn has been on the grind for minute. Here is the video for "Life as a Shorty." Be sure to support his debut album "Boy Meets World.", in stores October 20th.

September 23, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Fear

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

- Marianne Williamson
Author and Lecturer

Video - Drake feat. Kanye West, Eminem & Lil’ Wayne – Forever

Who Sampled???: Issac Hayes

September 22, 2009

Video: Tupac - The Lost Footage Pt.3

Lost Footage Pt 1

Lost Footage Pt 2

Quote Of The Day: Luck

“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”

- Oprah Winfrey
Television personality,Actress and Producer

Who Sampled???: Soul II Soul

September 21, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Time

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

-Steve Jobs
Entrepreneur Apple co-Founder

When I Can't Sleep I Play This:

September 20, 2009

Who Sampled???: Teddy Pendergrass

Sean Price - Kimbo Price Artwork

Quote Of The Day: Sacrifice

“There are plenty of teams in every sport that have great players and never win titles. Most of the time, those players aren't willing tosacrifice for the greater good of the team. The funny thing is, in the end, their unwillingness to sacrifice only makes individual goals more difficult to achieve. One thing I believe to the fullest is that if you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades
will take care of themselves. Talent wins games, but teamwork and
intelligence win championships.”

-Michael Jordan
NBA Basketball Player,

September 19, 2009

LOL!: In Living Colour - Music Videos

I'm in the Barbershop today when my boy kev brings up the infamous In Living Colour music video parodies. So of course I come home and had to hit up Youtube. Here a few of my personal favourites. LOL!

Quote Of The Day: Hardships

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”

- Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Professional Body Builder and Governor

The Power Of Words: Donny Hathaway - Someday We'll All Be Free

Hang onto the world as it spins, around.
Just don't let the spin get you down.
Things are moving fast.
Hold on tight and you will last.

Keep your self-respect your very bright.
Get yourself in gear,
Keep your stride.
Never mind your fears.
Brighter days will soon be here.


Take it from me someday we'll all be free (Yeah)


Keep on walking tall, hold you head up high.
Lay your dreams right up to the sky.
Sing your greatest song.
And you'll keep, going, going on.

Repeat Chorus

(Hey) Just wait and see someday we'll all be free. (Yeah)
Take it from me, Someday we'll all be free.
(It won't be long) Take it from me someday we'll all be free.
Take it from me, take it from me, take it from me.

September 18, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Challenges

“If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.”

- Pat Riley
Former NBA player,coach and current team president of the Miami Heat