RoddyRod This Time Around

•August 24, 2009 • 3 Comments

RODDYROD – THIS TIME ROUND ft. CARLITTA DURAND & PHONTE

This song by Roddy Rod featuring Phonte and Carlitta Durand has been floating around for a while but this song right here does it for me every time I listen to it. For those who don’t know Roddy Rod is the third member (beat provider) from the group Maspyke and this song is off his album “Cuba After Market, which is more broken beat than it is hiphop.

New Music Mondays

•August 17, 2009 • 1 Comment

It’s 2 am so I’ll be quick with this. And even while heads are sleepin, it still qualifies as Monday. I just checked out two dope new videos and the first is from Toronto rapper, Saukrates, for his song, Ms Yesterday. I heard this on his MySpace a year or so back. It was dope then and it’s dope now. Saukrates continues to innovate and do his thing regardless of the critics and we love him for it.

The second is Dwele jammin with the folks for a live version of Travelin Girl, from the album, Sketches of A Man. Dwele is forever innovative and seems to be enjoying web 2.o for all it’s worth, plus he’s rockin a fat, old skool, gold rope chain, so points for that one.

Vintage Vibes

•August 12, 2009 • Leave a Comment

The name Paul E Lopes is known far and wide across this globe for rockin parties and honestly, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone unwilling to give this man props. More recent party-goers in Toronto recognize the name for his long standing Bump n Hustle parties with Mike Tull but in heads circles it’s all about the CIUT days when he hosted and deejayed the show Vibes N Stuff.

This is a mixtape from back in those day and  is chalked full of classic b-boy/soul choooones! I don’t know the exact year (1994) this is from but when i say mixtape, I mean that literally, the shit was ripped from a cassette for all you kiddies who forgot.

Paul E Lopes – Rare Groove 1

Side A

Chocolate Milk – Action Speaks Louder Than Words
Eddie Harris – It’s All Right Now
S.O.U.L – Peace Of Mind
Ripple – I Don’t Know What It Is
Pleasure – Bouncy Lady
Stone Alliance – Sweetie Pie
Trinidad Steel Drummers – Cissy Strut
Funk Inc – Smokin At Tiffany’s
Jackson Sisters – I Believe In Miracles
Marvin Gaye – T Plays It Cool
Curtis Mayfield – Do Do Wop Is Strong In Here
Billy Brooks – Fourty Days

Side B
9th Creation – Bubble Gum
Blackbyrds – Do It Fluid
New Jersey Queens – Party Don’t Worry About It
Vibrettes – Humpty Dump
Die Hard & Oddball – Gi’da Po Man A Break
Charles Wright & Watts 103rd Band – Express Yourself
Jimmy Castor Bunch – It’s just Begun
Al Jarreau – You Don’t See Me
The Whole Darn Family – Seven Minutes Of Funk
Donald Byrd – Dominoes
Johnny Hammond – Shifting Gears
Cymande – Brothers On The Slide
Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Hihache

Slum Village Video Premiere

•August 12, 2009 • Leave a Comment

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Sometimes it pays to be a nightowl. Check ViolatorDjs.com right about now…….

Pop, Locked & Loaded

•July 22, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I took some footage of the 6th Annual Pop, Locked & Loaded b-boy battle a few weeks back but i’m pretty dissapointed with my latest camera purchase so I don’t know how much footage i’ll be posting these days. Fortunately someone else has come to the rescue and tossed this up for all to see. The b-boys held it down this year without a doubt. Peace to Benzo, the organizer of the event, who announced that he is retiring from battling and shows. His legacy lives on.

No BFF’s For This Paris

•July 22, 2009 • Leave a Comment

(Props to Davey D for always reporting the real news) Race wars are emerging in Paris, TX where white supremist are protesting the presence of Black Panthers in “their” town. The Panthers are in town protesting a court decision to let off two white males who were on trail for the death of Brandon McClelland who was dragged and killed last September. Although I kinda saw this coming for a while now it still makes me sick to the stomach.

Skyzoo: The Beautiful Decay Preview

•July 10, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Since I’m on my YouTube grizzly today I’m hittin you off with all the latest and greatest that I’m  feeling, including this sneek peak for Skyzoo’s new video, The Beautiful Decay [produced by 9th Wonder]. Ever since my homie Pump put me up on Skyzoo’s Cloud 9 album, I’ve been a fan and even had the pleasure of interviewing him. I’m glad to see someone from the new gneration is getting it right.