Kid Tested, Mother Approved, and 100% Sucka Free

Frisky Dingo: Season Two Release Date Jan 6th 09'

| Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Best of Mr Ford, Season 1

Best of Mr Ford, Season 2

Damu Fatbeats Performance

Damu is a real talented cat and its good to know true heads are alive making raw hop hop.

Damu The Fudgemunk - Live Beats @ Fat Beats (NYC) from jnota on Vimeo.

Wonka Beats/
Damu's Myspace Page
Y Society Myspace Page
Tres Records

Damu Overtime

Make Up Designs by DBS

Not only is DBS fashion, art, and fragrances, if you need make up done DBS has it all.


Wearz Presents DBS and Sneakerfilez Present DBS

| Monday, December 29, 2008

This is a new addition to the blog called Wearz, the Wearz portion will feature the latest and greatest in clothing. For the first post I gotta add on Sneakerfilez also. For this edition of Wearz I gotta feature this amazing hoodie that I have designed by SAS for a company call DBS (Designs by Shenice). If you are looking for custom gear, she is the person to talk to and also the first quarter of 09 there will be a unisex fragrance released called DBS2, for samples feel free to hit me up and it can be arranged. DBS is more then clothing and fragrances, its logo design, tatoo design and any type of graphic needed pretty much.

Your jant is not real if the SAS is not on it.

I am so blessed to have a 1081 Creations beat tape hoodie created by SAS, I am honored to we something so unique and creative. It is a privilege to know someone has talented as her.

Peep the Spidey A1's, you cant go wrong with Designs by Shenice, much more to come. Be on the look out for custom hats by Infinity Customs.

Mojoknights: Purafesta Funk 5


Really fresh mixtape by the Mojoknights check it out.

01. tania maria - funky tamborim
02. rosa maria - rio da felicidade
03. silvio cesar - agarre seu homem
04. zeze motta - crioula
05. tunai - tudo em cima
06. chico batera - zeze
07. brylho - 171
08. don beto - nossa imaginaçao
09. sonia santos - sabado alucinante
10. cassiano - saia dessa fossa
11. sandra sa - pela cidade
12. almir ricardi - festa funk
13. black juniors - super sexy 2
14. robson jorge e lincoln olivetti - jorgeia corisco
15. carlos dafé - zi cartola
16. tony bizarro - estou livre
17. dudu franca - valete
18. jorge ben jor - miss mexe gal
19. serginho meriti - cara metade
20. copa 7 - nega de obaluae
21. tim maia - vou correndo te buscar
22. tim maia - ai que bom

2015 Mixtape Produced by Licks featuring Junclassic


You guys know I gotta support my people, my folks Junclassic was featured on the 2015 mixtape produced by Licks. The vibe of the mixtape from what I peeped was techno driven, check it out when you get a chance. The link for downloading is below and the track by Junclassic Living in a Dream is also below.

Peace and blessings

Method Man Graphic Novel

| Sunday, December 28, 2008

I have spoken to a few of my fellow hip hop and art heads alike, and 95% of them had no idea that a Method Man graphic novel existed. The Meth graphic novel is well composed with a excellent story line and a great story line, which leaves the reader wanting to read to the ending yet sad because the story comes to a end. It is projected for each member of the Wu to have a graphic novel but time will tell. I would settle fro a Meth animated series or move adaptation of the novel.

Pete Rock Ft. Method Man -Half Man Half Amazin

Dirty South Beatdown


Come out and support my man 50 grand Ken-E in this beat battle being conducted at downtown Greensboro at Greene St on Jan 9th.

Peace and blessings

Substanial Collaborations


8 songs for 8 days of Christmas/Kwanzaa from me, your man, Substantial on

Eight tracks including music by 2 Hungry Bros., Extended F@mm, Fresh Daily, Last Emperor, Nujabes, Pumpkinhead, RED EYE, Saga Bloom, Session, Steph, Wordsmith & More.

I just found out about this site today and figured it would be cool to throw something together for yall with some new and old music, you may or may not be familiar with.

So enjoy and have a happy and safe holiday. Thanks for making my year absolutely amazing with all of your love and support. My daughter’s birth was simply the cherry on top of an amazing year!

I know the crew got a lot of heat lined up for you all but please believe when I tell you that I’m about to open the flood gates on yall and 2009 is about to be 200-Mine! Lets go.

Stay in Peace

Taken from

A great way...

| Friday, December 26, 2008
to start the weekend, with some classic material from on of musics not just hip hop greatest groups ever. Peace

De La Soul - Me, Myself and I

De La Soul - Roller Skating Jam

De la soul - Baby Phat

De La Soul - Break a Dawn

De La Soul - Ego Trippin (Part 2)

de la soul - stakes is high

Punkin Nappin' - Punkin Feat Ken-E and Eyesofphases

| Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I'm blessing you guys for Christmas this is a snippet from Punkin's EP: Pussy over Dogs. This track is called Punkin Nappin featuring Ken-E and Eyesofphases, the tracks is also produced by me. A little background info about the track, its was recorded in one take the day after my mother passed and this really helped me deal with everything. The track means alot to me and hope everyone else likes it. Big up to Ken-E, Shondaface, and Infinity they were a big help. Enjoy.


Fell asleep on the couch

Punkin Nappin' - Punkin feat Ken-E and Eyesofphases

Gemini 5ive

ITS ABOUT TO BE ON FOR REAL!!!!!!......YES!!!!!!

Whats good people I am blessing everyone with a Gemini5ive track from the album Interlude Cinema. If you digging the track go to itunes and make a purchase. I gotta admit the tracks on the album that I am really digging right now is Lavender, Pit Fight and The Last Forever. The album is really dope and there are Gemini 5ive tee shirt available also, go to the Ferrari110 Blogspot to inquiry about colors, prices and sizes. HO HO HO and oh yeah Merry Christmas

My Favorite

Classic Future by Gemini 5ive

Blastkid - Inner City Jazz


Coming from Lueven, Belgium, Blast kid is a dj and vinyl addict, this mix was complied for This is, I wanted to let everyone be aware of this really nice mix. Check him out and dont forget to check out thisistomorrow. and (24/7 hip hop/funk/soul/jazz/latin/reggae/... radio on which I have a jazz show called Pulsations).

George Shearing - The World Is A Ghetto
Lee Morgan - Speed Ball
Frank Foster - You Gotta Be Kiddin'
Yusef Lateef - Snafu
Chico Hamilton - The Dealer
Cal Tjader - Evil Ways
Art Blakey et les Afrocuban Boys - No Hay Problema
Duke Pearson - Los Malos Hombres
Stanley Turrentine - La Fiesta
Johnny Griffin - The Turk's Bolero
Charles Earland - The Mighty Burner
The Horace Silver Quintet Plus J.J. Johnson - Mo' Joe
Eric Kloss - Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Kenny Dorham Quintet - An Oscar For Oscar
Jimmy McGriff - A Thing To Come By pt. II

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Rick James on Judge Joe Brown

| Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I had to post this, I am a huge Rick James fan. This is for me.

Sneaker Filez by Riality: Nike Air Jordan Force Fusion 6 (VI) 5/8


Formerly referred to as the Air Jordan Force Fusion 6 (VI) low, we are now receiving word that these are a 5/8 cut rather than a low cut. Taking inspiration from the Air Jordan 6 (VI) low and the Nike Air Force 1 (One) low, this sneaker features the best of both worlds. Including the patented Nike Air Force 1 (One) sole, this sneaker will surely provide the comfort and support needed to go that extra mile on and off the courts. Taking key stylistic characteristics from the Air Jordan 6, this pair yields the AJ6 ankle, tongue, and halo on the heel. Two colorways of the Air Jordan Force Fusion 6 (VI) 5/8 will release in early 2009. The first of these is the one shown above which features a White / Varsity Red - Stealth colorway. A detailed picture of the second colorway of Black / Stealth - Varsity Red can be seen after the jump. Both colorways will be released on March 21, 2009 for a retail price of $135.

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Sneaker Filez by Riality aka Infinity


For those of you that have never stepped into the world of skateboarding… hold on tight and welcome to the world of C1RCA! C1RCA sneakers are very comfortable as they are made for skateboarders who may take the harshest of landings and need that extra cushion for shock absorption. They are also very stylish and they make your feet look small for those that weren’t blessed with size 8’s (lol).
This particular sneaker has a vintage feel to it with its old school brown leather and the plaid cloth panels. This sneaker is very beautiful and stylish and can be paired with regular blue jeans and a layered tee combo (brown & white or brown & black) Not to mention C1RCA has done us all a favor and has created a button down, a jacket, and a fitted to accompany this work of art.
Reasonably priced on their website for $65.00 the sizes range from 5 – 15! So if you’re looking for a casual sneaker that you cold wear to the club or just to hang with your people check out their site at

Ear Candy: Shelly B


This young lady makes me proud to be from NC and even more proud to be a part of the NC Hip hop movement. Generating witty punch lines and dismantling any beat she touches. Shelly B is not just a force to be reckoned with amongst female mcs but all mcs.

Shelly B has been nominated for Ozone Awards & SMES Summit Awards, featured on, graced the cover of DOWN Magazine and many more accomplishments.
Make sure you vote Shellz as the best female artist and performance of the year in the 2nd Annual North Carolina Underground Music Awards

Graphix By SafeMoney. Hit Me For Contact.

As I always say support real hip hop and talent, the mixtape can be purchased at Shellz's myspace page. Don't forget to vote and I'll see you at the music awards Feb 21 2009

What Are You Doing? by S.K. Jackson

What Are You Doing? by s.k. Jackson

What are you doing to me?
You have me spinning in a vortex of emotion that has no ending, no reprieve and
no escape.
My heart has been voluntarily kidnapped, and my soul is under a torent of
undulating passion
That keeps growing and growing and growing
Until at last we both explode in ecstacy, finally coming to rest in each other's arms...spent.
What have you done to me?
My thoughts are constantly repeating the song of your voice
Telling me that we will never be without the other.
The melodic symphony of your words
Both exciting me to distraction and yet comforting me to utter rest.
What are you doing to me?
My heart aches for your simple touch, and yet
Finds solace in the fact that you are always out there
Thinking of me and feeling my presence
Because I am always with you.
What are you doing to me? And whatever it is...don't ever stop.

Marsha Ambrosius - Yours Truly [Mixtape]

| Monday, December 22, 2008

Mixtape by Floetry's Marsha Ambrosius complied by DJ Don Cannon

01. Intro
02. Sunshine (feat. Little Brother)
03. Dat Shit (feat. Busta Rhymes)
04. R.I.P. (It's Over)
05. Murdah (feat. The Game)
06. Forget About You
07. Get You Right
08. Impossible
09. Cloud 9
10. I Lost You
11. Interlude (Some Type Of Way)
12. Co-Star
13. Start-Finish
14. Take Care

This is tomorrow - we got the jazz vol. II

This is a really dope mixtape mixed by This is tomorrow, check it out and support real talent. The link to download is below.

01. Heath Brothers - The Voice Of The Saxophone
02. Frank Strozier - Psalm For John Coltrane
03. Charly Antolini - Dracula
04. Art Blakey Big Band - El Toro Valiente
05. Milt Jackson - Spanish Fly
06. Barry Harris - Donna Lee
07. George Benson - All Clear
08. Dave Pike - I Love My Cigar
09. John Stubblefield - Waltz For Duke Pearson
10. John Coltrane - Afro Blue

copy and paste the link below to download

Johnson and Jonson

| Sunday, December 21, 2008
Bottom line Blu is a beast and a problem, if your not familiar get educated with projects ranging from the Johnson and Jonson project, the classic Below the Heavens with producer Exile, and CRACS. Enjoy and support real hip hop

Up All Night



JNJ Release Party

Sex, Love & Heartbreak


Really dope mixtape posted on download the zip file at the link below, right click to save.

Artist: Various
Title: Sex, Love & Heartbreak
Mixed by: Flwrpt.
Year: 2008
Cover Art By: Darien Victor Birks

Leon Ware - Girl, Girl, Girl
Foster Sylvers - Only My Love Is True
Ronn Matlock - I Can’t Forget About You
Stylistics - Hurry Up This Way Again
Smokey Robinson - Baby Come Close
Michael Henderson - Stay With Me This Summer
Marvin Gaye - Feel All My Love Inside
Leon Ware - Musical Massage
Jackson 5 - All I Do Is Think Of You
The Escorts - I Can’t Stand To See You Cry
Stylistics - Maybe It’s Love This Time
Isley Brothers - Don’t Say Goodbye
Sylvers - Even This Shall Pass Away
The Moments - Next Time I See You
Bill Cosby - Yes Yes Yes
George Duke - Feel
Black Ivory - I’ll Find A Way
Black Ivory - Love Won’t You Stay
Isaac Hayes - Close To You
Sylvers - Love Over Mind
The Moments - Sexy Mama
Fatback Band - To Be With You
Love Unlimited - Walking In The Rain With The One I Love
Luther Vandross - Forever, For Always, For Love
Isley Brothers - Between The Sheets

Summer Leadership Program for African American Males



The Institute for Responsible Citizenship is currently accepting applications for its summer leadership program in Washington , DC . The Institute provides America ' s best and brightest
African American male college students with unparalleled networking opportunities, leadership development, and life-long mentorship.

Through the focused and intimate structure of our program, the Institute equips these young men with the tools required for successful careers in business, education, journalism, law, government, the sciences, public policy, ministry, medicine, public service, and the arts.

Program Highlights

* Meet with influential leaders such as General Colin Powell, Congressman John Lewis,
Justice Clarence Thomas, and Dr. Sheila C. Johnson;
* Take rigorous academic courses on constitutional and economic principles;
* Participate in roundtable discussions, including seminars on career development;
* Work at high-level internships around Washington , DC ;
* Enjoy a host of social activities that help participants to build strong bonds with each other.
For more information about our program, please read the details below and visit our website aT

Program Details

The 2009 program will run from Saturday, June 6 to Saturday, August 1.

* Students must commit to two summers.
* Tuition and housing are paid for by the Institute.
* Students will be placed at paid internships based on their career interest (a stipend of
$3000 will be provided for those placed at unpaid internships) .

You should be a sophomore to apply. Although the Institute does not have a GPA requirement, the average GPA for participants is a 3.65. An applicant ' s GPA is not the only criterion that is considered during the admissions process. Other achievements such as campus involvement, honors and awards earned, athletics, and volunteer work are looked upon favorably.
The application can be found on the web at
Summer Leadership Program for African American Males

The deadlines for admission into the 2009-2010 class are"

Early Decision-November 7, 2008
Regular Decision-January 15, 2009

Inquiries should be directed to or (202) 659-2831. Those considering applying are highly encouraged to review the website in detail and contact our office with any questions before submitting an application.

John T. Saunders III
Chief Program Officer
Institute for Responsible Citizenship
1227 25th Street, NW Sixth Floor
Washington , DC 20037
Phone: (202) 659-2831
Fax: (202) 659-0582

Royce Da 5′9″ - “Shake This” (prod. by DJ Premier)


Royce Da 5'9" - "Shake This" from Three/21 Films on Vimeo.

Mr Bean Christmas

| Saturday, December 20, 2008
Im not really big on the holidays, but Mr bean is the jawn. This is the infamous clip with the turkey. Enjoy teddy


Erbody knows I have a serious shoe problem, its almost as bad as the record addiction, the new j's being released Dec 23rd

Santa Vs Riley

| Friday, December 19, 2008
At times this is how I feel about Christmas. LOL I love my baby bum bum

Uncle EOP no relation Bi*&C@ES

Santa Stalker

Santa Vs Riley

A Great way...

To start off Friday and the weekend. Thanks to everyone that held me down this week, its been a rough one.

Common - Invocation/Hungry

Cali Agents - Goodlife

AZ feat. Styles P - 'The Hardest'

2 Rude, Saukrates & P. Monch - Innovations

Common - 'I Used To Love H.E.R.'

Aesop Rock - 'Freeze'

Behind The Minds Eye: KEN E

| Thursday, December 18, 2008

Whats good folks, this is my man Ken-E from the Streets, he is a producer, emcee, singer, break dancer, musician and so on. He is a very talented brother from the Norf Cak, this is his track Crazy baby featuring Pat Neezy. Be on the look out for his solo project dropping second quarter of 09. I can honestly say this is one of my favorite tracks by any artist period and not because I am featured on the remix(shameless plug). Feel free to leave comments and feedback its just a snippet and just know I don't care what anyone things, this is my jawn.

Zap yo ass

Hip Hop Renatus


Dub MD presents the brand new exclusive mixtape project entitled "Hip Hop Renatus" with some of the most slept on and underrated emcees featuring the likes of Supastition, Skyzoo, Sha Stimuli, Mr. Live, 6th Sense, Sic Osyrus, Fred Knuxx, Karneige, Access Immortal, Donny Goines, Diablo Archer, Emilio Rojas, D.V. Alias Khryst, Wordsmith and many more, doing what they do best over some of the greatest producers in the Hip Hop's "New, Rare, Classic & Unreleased" instrumentals including J Dilla, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, ?uestlove, Large Professor, Oddisee, Illmind, Marley Marl, Madlib and 9th Wonder just to list a few.

Renatus in old Latin meaning Born Again/Reborn: 44 emcees over 34 handpicked beats! Thirty four tracks of that raw, authentic, no apologises Hip Hop music for the purest, 100% EXCLUSIVE from the emcee to this project, with a classic intro by the genius that is DJ Unexpected. This new mixtape is available for exclusive FREE DOWNLOAD right here, so pass it around, throw it on your iPod or burn it to CD-R, its yours! Thanks to everyone for all the continued support!

01.) The Genesis (Intro By DJ Unexpected)
02.) 6th Sense - Hip Hop Renatus (Produced By Erick Sermon)
03.) Mr. Live feat. Earl Blaize - The Bitch That You Are (Produced By Oddisee)
04.) Sic Osyrus & Donny Goines - Why Lord? (Middle Fingers Up) (Produced By Khrysis)
05.) Karniege - The Kush (Produced By Jake One)
06.) Skyzoo - Bang This (Produced By The Alchemist)
07.) Dominique Larue - Role Play (Produced By 9th Wonder)
08.) Emilio Rojas - E To The M-I-L-I-O (Produced By J Dilla)
09.) Access Immortal - Stay Strapped (Produced By DJ Premier)
10.) Melodiq feat. Nikal Fieldz - Bottom Of The 9th (Produced By 4th Disciple)
11.) Diablo Archer feat. Myk Dyaleks (of BrokN.English) - We The New Era (Produced By Domingo)
12.) Sha Stimuli - Today We Living (Produced By Nottz)
13.) Fred Knuxx - Air 'Em Out (Produced By Hi-Tek)
14.) Laelo Hood - Extra, Extra! (Produced By DJ Khalil)
15.) Supastition - Sound Of Reform School (Produced By Black Milk)
16.) Black ELement - Feel The Hunger (Produced By DJ Scratch)
17.) Droppin' A Message (Interlude)
18.) Zero Star - On My Backpack Shit (Produced By Large Professor)
19.) Little Vic - Let The Dollar Circulate (Produced By Ayatollah)
20.) Cymarshall Law - This Is The End (Produced By Salaam Remi)
21.) Donnan Linkz - Buzz Kill (Produced By Oh No)
22.) Cy Yung aka Cyrano - OK Corral (Produced By Madlib)
23.) Tislam The Great - Once Again (Produced By Questlove)
24.) Faro - Love Me Or Hate Me (Produced By Scram Jones)
25.) Arsun F!st - I'm In Here (Produced By Marco Polo)
26.) Sense-I - Sense-I's The Name (Produced By Nicolay)
27.) Wordsmith feat. Kontact & Black Knight - Signing Day (Produced By Pete Rock)
28.) Journalist 103 - Til' The Trumpets Blow (Produced By Illmind)
29.) Clap Cognac feat. Jedi Knight - Chosen Ones (Produced By Havoc)
30.) City Scholar - The Rebirth (Produced By Evidence)
31.) Detroit Red - Hip Hop Redefined (Produced By Buckwild)
32.) D.V. Alias Khryst feat. Retsam Da Prince - It's Da Govarmynt (Produced By Marley Marl)
33.) Nametag - Champagne Bottle Flow (Produced By Ski Beatz)
34.) Panama aka Da Spanish Kid - Born Ready (Produced By RZA)
35.) Hi-Coup feat. Spectacula - My Father Told Me (Produced By M-Phazes)
36.) Preach Jacobs feat. N'telligence - Mic Check (Produced By Rockwilder)
37.) The Exodus (Outro By DJ Unexpected)

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Dilla Time Piece

| Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I had to post this, this was a post that was on cratekings, big up to cratekings. Its amazing how a timeless artist gets a timepiece. Dilla deserves this, support true talent and educated yourself and loved ones about lupus and breast cancer.


Burn Rubber Sneaker Boutique, Leroy Jenkins, and the Toy Watch Company came together to create a timepiece dedicated to the one and only production master J Dilla. With proceeds of the watch going to benefit Ma Dukes, having one of these on your wrist is almost a no brainer.

No word on pricing or exact availability, but it’s been said that there will be a limited quantity produced.

Informations takes from cratekings.

Plies ????

| Tuesday, December 16, 2008
People ask why I like Plies because of his charity work, and non-radio singles. I'm lying I like the radio singles. Check out these videos and your opinion will change.

Plies - "Runnin My Momma Crazy"

Plies - Family Straight

Plies "100 Years"

Plies "I'm Da Man" ft. Trey Songz

Plies - "Somebody Loves You"

Mustafa’s Renaissance


Dope mixtape by Melo-X Download at the link below

Clipse's Play Cloths Mixtape

| Monday, December 15, 2008

The Clipse Nuff said. Go to the link below to download the mixtape. The mixtape will leave you waiting for the studio album. The clothing line is hot but its not for big dudes like me. Costa if you can find the apparel in my size it will be a good look for Xmas. LOL

Ear Candy - Carlitta Durand


Being featured on Ear Candy for this session is NC's own Carlitta Durand. Originally from Minnesota, Carlitta is known for her work with Little Brother, The Justus League and 9Th Wonder & Buckshot. With a soulful voice and hip hop jazz fused tracks Carlitta has something for everyone of all ages. Check out Carlitta on the new Murs LP; Murs for President, also below is a link for the Trackademicks [RE]Mixtape Vol 2 featuring Carlitta and Phonte of Little Brother.

Little Brother - Life Of The Party (remix)

Pete Rock Beat Kings Outtakes & NY Finest EPK

Sometimes is just the simple things in life.

Beat Kings Outtakes

Peep the album

NY Finest EPK

Creme de la Crack Beat Tape


Whats good people this I have a really dope beat tape to put you guys on too its called Creme de la Cracks produced by Emoce and mixed by DJ Braight from the Netherlands. Check it out and download it from

Dancer 4 Life Specials


The first 50 people registered by the end of day December 30Th 2008 pays 30.00 per month for the spring semester. Body Jam class cards are by one get one free for the first 25 people.

Location: Dancer for Life Studio- Pyramids Village
Contact: (336) 621-3317

Hip-Hop Won’t Stop: The Beat, The Rhymes, The Life

| Sunday, December 14, 2008
Good Day or Night to all of you…

Who would have ever thought Hip Hop would make it to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History? Well guess what it’s in the works right now! Check this out & Peace- Infinity

Multi-year initiative to gather broad collection on hip-hop culture and culminate in comprehensive exhibition

Some 30 years after it emerged from the neighborhoods of the South Bronx, N.Y., hip-hop has evolved into a pervasive and global cultural phenomenon. In 2006, the National Museum of American History launched a major collecting initiative, “Hip-Hop Won’t Stop: The Beat, The Rhymes, The Life.”
The museum’s multi-year project will trace hip-hop from its origins in the 1970s, as an expression of urban black and Latino youth culture, to its status today. By collecting from the hip-hop community, the museum will build an unprecedented permanent collection that will document the undeniable reach of hip-hop and commemorate it as one of the most influential cultural explosions in recent history.
“Hip-hop has reached well beyond its urban roots to diverse national dimensions and has been an integral part of American culture for almost 30 years,” said Brent D. Glass, director of the National Museum of American History. “The National Museum of American History is committed to telling the story of the American experience, and with the significant contributions from the hip-hop community, we will be able to place hip-hop in the continuum of American history and present a comprehensive exhibition,” he added.
Through “Hip-Hop Won’t Stop,” the museum plans to collect objects from all aspects of hip-hop arts and culture—music, technology, sports, graffiti, fashion, break dancing and language—including vinyl records, handwritten lyrics, boom boxes, clothing and costumes, videos and interviews, disc jockey equipment and microphones, personal and business correspondence, and posters and photos.
“Born out of poverty and the need to draw attention to social conditions, hip-hop, is amazingly creative and embodies innovation and invention,” said Marvette Pérez, curator at the National Museum of American History. “The genre is fluid and transforms itself continuously. This music speaks to people across the world as it is easily adapted to the music and language of other countries, however, the genre is sometimes misunderstood and misrepresented due to the content,” she added.
Over the next three to five years, the museum plans to reach out to the hip-hop community across the nation to gather additional objects and oral histories. An advisory panel, made up of artists, producers, scholars and others will assist in defining and refining the project. The museum also will host a number of public programs and scholarly symposia to further explore the content. Watch this space for news!
During a special ceremony in New York on February 28, 2006, hip-hop pioneers Russell Simmons, Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Herc, Ice T, Fab 5 Freddy, and Crazy Legs participated in a press event announcing the Museum's initiative. Several of these hip-hop greats, including MC Lyte, were the first to donate objects to “Hip-Hop Won’t Stop: The Beat, The Rhymes, The Life.”
The long-range vision for “Hip-Hop Won’t Stop” includes a comprehensive exhibition for millions of museum visitors and a companion traveling display.
Staff will be seeking financial support from individuals, corporations and associations to fund the project.
The National Museum of American History is committed to exploring the entire breadth of American history. To do so, the museum preserves some three million artifacts, including Duke Ellington’s unpublished music; costumes from Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald and Celia Cruz; and instruments used by Prince, Tito Puente and Herbie Hancock.

Related Links:

• Press Release: "National Museum of American History Displays Recent Hip-Hop Acquisitions," July 7, 2006
• Press Release: "Hip-Hop Comes to the Smithsonian," February 28, 2006
To Donate Objects:
If you wish to donate objects to the collection, please contact the museum at or (202)-633-3613.

To Be a Sponsor:

This multi-year project to build the collection and to develop and construct the exhibition will cost approximately $2 million. If you wish to be part of this exciting new initiative to bring hip-hop to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and would like to provide financial support, please contact the project at or (202)-633-3613.

All information above taken directly from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History website.

Jean Grae, 9th Wonder and Talib Kweli @ Fatbeats


Jean Grae, 9th Wonder & Talib Kweli Live @ Fat Beats NY 12.10.08 Pt.1 Jeanius Limited Edition Release

Jean Grae & Talib Kweli Live @ Fat Beats NY Performing "Say Something"

Support Real Hip Hop and independent retailers

PPP Abundance Mixtape Preview Hosted By Waajeed

| Saturday, December 13, 2008

As a precursor to PPP’s Abundance album to be released on January 20Th, 2009, Bing47 Radio drops a preview mix hosted by Waajeed as he goes through the tracks and offers commentary on inspiration, backstory behind the songs and participating artists, along with other production insight.

"The mixtape includes brand new Waajeed remixes of songs from the first album, Triple P, plus unreleased tracks from both the Triple P and Abundance sessions, sneak previews of Abundance songs, and much more."

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Platinum Pied Pipers - Promo