Monday, March 31, 2008

The Roots - Rising Down NY Jam Session

A behind the scenes look @ The Roots Rising Down jam session that took place last week in NYC. Courtesy of

Friday, March 28, 2008

FL Studio Collab Group

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Focus Interview: 2008

Aftermath Music recently sat down to speak with Focus.... He spoke about his album "Dedicated", upcoming projects, himself as an artist and producer, the Hip Hop game, the Aftermath Releases "Detox", "The Reformation", Epik`s LP and much more.

INTERVIEW: March 25th, 2008

1st off, thanks for taking the time. How are you doing?

Thanks for making the time for me… I'm really good man. No complaints..
If you're looking back at 2007, are you happy with how everything went for you?

Not really. I beat myself up constantly about how I should be doing more and making bigger moves.. I'm just ready to make the proper imprint on the industry, you know.
What would you say sticks out the most that happened last year?

Just working with Bishop... He kept me sane for real. We did some great work and made big statements with the songs we did on Caltroit, the single Feel On It and songs on The Pope Mobile.
You are a producer. Why did you choose to start rapping?

To be real, I was always rappin.. I never wanted to be just an artist. I love making the music more then I love writing it.
What are the similarities and differences between the producer Focus... and the rapper Focus...?

Same guy, just one has more to say then the other…lol. Believe it or not, the producer side has much more to say then the rapper…
Do you prefer one role in particular?

Yes.. I am a producer.. I just happen to rap.
Every rapper brings a different flavor to the table, what do you bring?

Reality.. I don't talk the gun talk. I don't make up shit that I ain't go thru.. I talk what I know.. My life. Real shit..
Focus... your album "Dedicated" is out now. What do you expect the fans to get out of the album when they listen to it?

I want them to get to know me as the person I am, as the producer I am and as someone they would like to hear more music from.. I did it to get my music out there..
Why did you name it "Dedicated"?

I did the lp for my listeners. I spoke about my family, my life, my friends, my music, my world.. Every song was dedicated to someone or something and, as a whole, shows my dedication to my music..
How do you feel about that record looking back at it now?

My cd? It was a stepping stone in my career and still is a great vehicle for getting my name and music out there.. I'm glad I did it…
How did you hook up with Raphael Saadiq?

Deeq is a great friend of mine and we actually met and vibed due to the fact that he is a fan of my father, Bernard Edwards.

I brought him the song, he heard the hook, I asked him to do and he knocked it out right then and there..
Whats your thoughts on the SP Soul remix for your single "Shine"?

SP is a definite talent and I love hearing how different he interprets the songs once he gets them.. It's the same reaction I had when he did that Busta song I had on my mixtape. His ideas are big.. I like that.
What do you think of SP Souls production skills?

He is definitely on the right path. The more he does, the more he'll be a force to reckon with in the music industry.
You think you guys will work together on a project in the future?

I am definitely open to that… Epik is coming soon!
Tell us about the message you were aiming for with the track "Back When" featuring Little Brother.

No message. Just good ol' clean, "back when I was a kid and life was easier" FUN… Everyone talks about the same bullsh*t and I just wanted to steer clear of that as much as possible. We all didn't grow up completely the same way but I spoke about the stuff that everyone could identify with. One of my favorite's on the lp.
What is the concept behind "Dedicated"?

No real concept. I just wanted to make a great body of work showcasing my production. It just so happened that I rapped on most of the songs.
This is your first real solo album. Was it a big challenge for you?

Not really. Those that know me, know that this is the THIRD solo endeavor. I used to make my own little street lp's but they never saw the light of day except for my peoples. Only thing that was hard to digest was that I really was about to make it available for critism..
What is the next project coming from you that we can expect?

Once I see the number of downloads on this one and it's a significant amount, I am going back in and working on "Focal Point : 1172".. this one will be 1000times the Dedicated cd… I promise that!
What about Dr. Dre, Eminem, Bishop, Busta, Stat - are you working on something?

Of course I am working on DETOX.. Unfortunately, I never got in with Em, (MTV misquoted me… I said MARSHA not MARSHALL…sheesh). Bishop and I are going in hard on The Reformation and on DETOX. I got a couple songs with the legendary Bussa Buss on his new one coming soon. Stat is my n*gga and we are working on some new songs now… As far as all of them on Focal Point, shhhheeeeetttttt.. They better be on it.
Are there any other outside productions you're working on?

I'm working on some projects with Ron Fair but that's about it…
Who`s Ron Fair?

Geffen Records Exec president.
What's the status on the G-Unit album "Shoot To Kill"?

Ya' gotta ask 50… "Vitamin water, ladies and gentlemen… Vitamin water" (laughs).
How's "Detox" coming along?

Great… I'm really excited.
Tell us about the role you're playing on "Detox".

Just whatever the doc is open to. I'm sending beat after beat but we are also trying some hook ideas and even concepts.. Nothing more… This I about Dre, not me..
Mel Man is back, Hitman is back. Slim Da Mobster is working on "Detox". Which artists and producers can we expect to appear on the album?

Whoever is bringing the heat, Chris. I can't lie. I am just trying to get my presence felt on the detox so I gotta stay "focused".. (no pun).
Is there a tentative date for the album's release?

For detox? I don't know a date.
Everybody wants to know what's the status of Stat Quo's "Statlanta" right now?

I only spoke to Stat once and we were talking about working… I really don't have an answer on that but whatever is done, I know its Fiyaah!!!! Stat's my n*gga.
What has been holding it back for so long? It's been a while since Aftermath announced it.

I really couldn't tell you fam.
The next project everyone wants to know about is Bishop Lamont's "The Reformation". Can you give us some insight as to what this album is going to sound like?

Bishop's lp is sounding incredible and that's my honest opinion.. I've heard a lot of his lp. Ask yourself this, if he can give away songs like he did on Caltroit and the Pope Mobile, you think The Reformation would be less then those? Be on the look out for a great great lp from Bishop man.
You also worked with Marsha Ambrosius. What can the fans expect from her upcoming album?

We are still formulating the classic Marsha lp but, it's going to be soon… very soon!
What about Tiffany? Have you headed into the studio yet?

Tiff and I have worked together and did some monumental stuff.. We will get it in soon enough… Mark my words.
Tell us a little bit about working on Busta Rhymes' new record.

Busta knows what he wants and how to attack it so all I have to do is play beats and he grabs the ones he wants and sends me the final product to mix… It's crazy hearing what he does to a beat yo.
You signed Epik to your label. How would you describe your chemistry with him?

Epik is just as passionate and hungry as I am so I'm just working with a younger and equally as focused cat.. Our chemistry is automatic.
Who else is a part of your company a.Fam?

My executives, Greg "G.5ive" Mayers (C.O.O.), Enrique "Glam" Batiste (Exec A+R), J. Patterson (Marketing & Promotions) and Tyhiem "Ph.D" Cannon. I'm rebuilding the roster so EPIK is the only signee besides myself.
Is Epik's album going to come out sometime this year?

I'm going to go in with him and if we have a product he's happy with, then yes… Otherwise, we are working on that perfect formula and I don't want to rush it.
Let's get back to the present, what you like the future of a.Fam to be like?

I want to be a great label that holds weight like a major but without the bullsh*t politics. I don't use contracts, I try and use agreements. I don't make my artists go thru the crap majors put artists thru.. I want my artists to stay and be happy they stayed.
Tell us about a typical Focus... day producing or recording a track.

Go in to can-am at about 3pm. Me, Ph.D and Oscar, (my partner and engineer) get into our zone either with a game of ping pong or dominoes then, I JUST BANG OUT!!! I don't create for anyone or anything. I just go and hopefully I hit the target.. We try and stay in there until 3am..
Which producers are you currently feeling?

Major league.. Just Blaze, Preemo, Dilla, Mr. Porter, D.J. Khalil, Jake One, Avila Bros., Dr. Dre, Black Milk, (my list is big).. Rookies… Siege, Chords, THX, Dready (there are more but right now, names are escaping me)
What do you think of Atlanta, compared to L.A.?

Atlanta is my home and I love it but for the music I do, I'm not excepted out there like I am in Los Angeles. I love living there but there is no work for me there.
You're in the Aftermath Music forum talking directly with the fans. How important do you think it is to communicate with the fans?

They need to see that we are real people and that we appreciate the love they give. If it wasn't for them, we wouldn't exsist. I always try and stay in touch with my listeners. I hate saying fans.. They are better than fans.
What are your predictions for the direction the hip hop game is going to take this year?

With Aftermath on the forefront, cats are gonna have to step their games up!! I hate the dummied down bullsh*t these cats are doing so I don't even listen to hip hop..
If you could change one thing about the business what would it be?

The people in it! It used to be the elite getting deals, not the muh'f*cka next door that needs autotune just to hold a note getting shine.. I can't knock their hustle but I don't have to like it.. I miss real talent.
Is there anything else you'd like to let everybody know?

a.Fam is gonna change the game. Detox coming soon! Reformation coming soon. Focal Point : 1172 coming soon.. EPIK coming soon… Aftermath, there ain't nothing after that!!! Get at me.

Hip Hop News

T.I.'s Sentencing Delayed, Jail Time On The Way

The self-proclaimed "King of the South" pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges this afternoon (Mar. 27), as expected, and will face jail time.

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Remy Ma Found Guilty, Rapper Shocked By Verdict

Grammy nominated rapper Remy Ma awaited her fate in Manhattan's Criminal Court today
(Mar. 27) as jury deliberations came to an end with a guilty ruling. SOHH was on the scene as the verdict was handed down.

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2 New Kits !!!!

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Hip-Hop News:

Kanye West Accused Of Stealing ''Good Life''

A Maryland songwriter-producer is suing Kanye West claiming that the hip-hop star used his tune, "Volume of Good Life," for the chart-topping single, "Good Life," without permission or giving credit.

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Diddy Cleared In Tupac Shooting, Documents Forged Says Report

Just one week after a groundbreaking article in the L.A. Times named Sean "Diddy" Combs and Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond as being behind the 1994 shooting of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur, new evidence says the write up was wrong.

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

New Evidence Surfaces In Tupac Quad Shooting

PhotobucketNearly 15 years after Tupac Shakur was pistol-whipped, shot five times and left for dead outside a New York recording studio, new evidence has surfaced implicating two associates of entertainment mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs for orchestrating the rap icon's ambush, has learned.

In an upcoming article written by Chuck Phillips on the latest developments, the Los Angeles Times claims that Combs was notified in advance that the trap for Shakur had been laid, according to sources familiar with the incident.

"Tupac was mostly right about what he wrote about [in his songs]," author Chuck Phillips told, although he admitted Shakur "had a couple of things wrong" in regard to Bad Boy’s possible role in the shooting.

The article claims that Combs was present in the Quad Recording Studio with at least two dozen Bad Boy Records associates when the assault took place 10 floors below, in the lobby.

"Tupac’s shooting at the Quad was really catalyst for everything that happened afterwards including his own death and including the death of Biggie," Phillips said. "It started the whole thing off and if you lay it out in a timeline which I do, you can just see; it’s obvious and kind of sad for two guys to be this talented. I ended up with a much larger story than I imagined."

Sources familiar with the incident state that James "Jimmy" Sabatino and Czar Entertainment CEO Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond were among those that Combs met on the night in question.

Sabatino, the son of a reputed captain in the Colombo crime family, reportedly told Combs personally that Shakur would be attacked at Quad Recording Studio.

Rosemond, who people speculate paid Shakur back for being slighted over prior agreements, is also said to have formed a close relationship with Combs following the attack.

"One of the people involved in what happened to Tupac has family associated with the mob. It wasn’t by them; it didn’t have anything to do with the mob," Phillips continued. "This person was at Quad studios that night, and this person knew Puffy and Biggie and Jimmy Henchmen and Haitian Jack. A white Italian guy; he’s now in jail. He’s involved in this and frankly I never knew anything about this situation."

Soon after Shakur’s 1994 assault, sources claim that Sabatino allegedly introduced Combs to mobsters and escorted the music executive to mobbed-up nightclubs in New York and Miami after he was welcomed into Combs' inner circle.

combs reportedly invited Sabatino on his 1997 No Way Out tour, where the alleged mob associate used fake credit cards to charge up hundreds of thousands of dollars in bills for posh hotel suites, limousines and parties allegedly on behalf of the Bad Boy entourage.

Sabatino’s relationship with Combs allegedly continued as he worked with the mogul’s Bad Boy Records until his 1998 arrest in London.

Sabatino was later extradited to the United States, where he was convicted and jailed.

He is currently serving 12 years in a federal penitentiary in Pennsylvania for racketeering and wire fraud.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Sabatino maintained a presence at Bad Boy by financing a recording made by Shakur’s musical rival, Christopher "The Notorious B.I.G." Wallace, that was released after the East Coast rapper’s murder in 1997.

The implications are the latest in a series of events surrounding the murder Shakur, who was shot to death in 1996 in Las Vegas, and Wallace, who was slain the following year after leaving a party in Los Angeles.

Phillips admits he came across the new details surrounding the Quad Recording Studios shooting while investigating the still-unsolved murder of Wallace in New York.

Upon following up on leads, the writer claims he uncovered FBI records to support what he found, as well as interviewing key people with ties to the incident.

Conspiracy theories surrounding the Quad Recording Studio shooting have run rampant.

While some believe Wallace and Combs set up Shakur at the venue, others maintain the pair had nothing to do with the shooting, but had prior knowledge that Shakur was going to be robbed.

"I don’t believe that Biggie and Puffy set Tupac up [to be shot]," Phillips said. "According to these people I have interviewed and according to these documents, they knew about it," he said. "But they didn’t know they were going to get shot. They knew he was going to get beat up. Then it kind of went haywire when it all happened."

In addition to the new information, Phillips' story uncovers an ongoing New York federal grand jury that is currently investigating a series of unsolved Hip-Hop and rap-related crimes, including the 1994 Quad assault.

As recently as a month ago, interviews have been conducted surrounding a number of open cases.

Those interested in obtaining new information on the Quad Recording Studio shooting will be able to examine photo galleries, copies of confidential documents related to the shootings.

An interactive timeline as well as audio of lyrics and videos from Shakur and Wallace will also be featured when Phillip’s story on the incident becomes available Monday (March 17) on the L.A. Times website or by visiting

Interestingly, the case has ties to the murder of Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell as well.

One of the men present when Shakur was shot, Randy "Stretch" Walker, was later gunned down in Queens, New York on November 30, 1995, exactly one day to date of the Quad shooting.

Sources have long stated that Walker's alleged murderer, Ronald "Tinard" Washington, was also one of the men suspected of acting as a lookout when Jam Master Jay was gunned down on October 30, 2002.


Teriyaki Boyz- ZOCK ON! feat. Pharrell and Busta Rhymes

Friday, March 14, 2008

DMX interview

In honor of the 10-year anniversary of DMX’s classic 1998 debut It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, XXL tracked down the elusive Dark Man X in Arizona to discuss what it was like making the album (that story in the May issue, on stands now). We also got the scoop on his present state of mind. In December 2007, having been released from his Sony contract earlier in the year, X inked a deal with Bodog Music, a division of the Canadian online gaming company Bodog Entertainment. Due later this year, his next projects are two separate albums called Walk With Me Now and You’ll Fly With Me Later. The former disc will be devoted to straight rap, while the latter is X’s first gospel-rap endeavor, which comes as no surprise given his spiritual background. Both feature production by his longtime collaborators Swizz Beatz, PK and Davine Bars. In the last week of January we caught up with the Yonkers MC and chatted about the status of his current project, the shape rap is in, and some guy named Obama.

There’s talk of a new album for you. When’s that coming out, like what’s up with that? Can you tell me what stage you’re at as far as recording?
Well, I’m bout to start working on the gospel album.

Yeah, the gospel album. It’s like a double album right?
It’s two different albums. Two albums, separate albums. I got a couple more tracks to do on it and that’s done. It’s the first time anybody did anything like this—two separate albums on the same day.

What made you want to release a gospel album now?
I’ve done gospel songs on every album. I figured I’d just dedicate a whole album to it.

Right. Can you tell me signing to Bodog, how that came about?
I don’t even really remember how it came about. Some real shit, I don’t remember who did what about what. I remember when I met ‘em it was in Miami.

You met who?
I met, you know, the people from Bodog in Miami and we had dinner and it was just a good vibe, good energy.

When was that? Do you remember?

But you were still signed to Sony at the time?
Nah, I had already gotten a release.

What happened with the situation at Sony? You weren’t happy there, right?
Nah, they did my whole shit—they just fucked my whole project up.

As far as marketing and stuff?
Every way. Every possible way.

So as far as this album, what should people expect from this album? What’s your mind state? What kind of songs are you doing?
Banging joints, just like the last album. Just banging joints. I’ll have a couple of ’em on my MySpace page in a couple days.

Okay, you’re on MySpace now?
I been there.

How do you feel about the digital—like, everything going through the Internet as far as…
I don’t even think about it. I don’t even think about it.

The music business is pretty much going in that direction.
I don’t know. That’s just… that’s probably not… People want the actual CDs not no shit that’s disposable.

It’s like the ringtone rappers are the guys that are selling right now.
Good for them, good for them. I’m glad they eating right now.

You don’t feel a certain way about that.
Nah, I don’t even think about it, for real. I mean, it’s a waste of energy to think about what somebody else is doing and how they doing it. I’ma just do what I do. All that shit is a headache.

What do you think about where the rap game is right now? Do you think it’s in a good space? ’Cause rap sales are down.
We’re coming around to a good space. Quietly, a good position.

Sales are down, though.
It goes in cycles.

Right, but do you think there’s a reason that rap isn’t selling like it was in your day?
Yeah ’cause niggas ain’t saying nothing. People ain’t saying nothing. Ain’t but so many people… Some people buy records just to dance to ’em. Some people buy records to listen to the radio. And there’s people that buy records ’cause they listen to every song. They not feeding the people properly.

You mean the artists?
Yeah, the artists. It’s the same ole bullshit. That’s how it get. There has to be some fuckin’ substance.

Do you think it’s a good thing that Southern music is pretty much dominating the game? There’s no cats from New York, you know. It seems like there hasn’t been in awhile. What do you think about that?
What do I think about Southern music?

I really don’t think about it.

You don’t think about it?
I really don’t care for it. To focus on other shit is a fuckin’ headache.

Right. So what artists are you listening to right now?
Same ones I been listening to—Nas and Scarface.

Nas and Scarface?
Yep, Nas and Scarface.

Have you recorded any songs for the new album?
Yeah, half the album is pretty much done, the gospel album.

Can you tell me about some of the songs, a couple of the songs that you did?
Like, what do you wanna know?

What was the first song…
The single is a joint called “All Ready.”

What were you doing in between—from the last album to this one, that whole time? What have you been up to?
Life. I been up to that. It’s been crazy. Fuckin’ police keep on fuckin’ raiding my house and shit for nothing. They took all my fuckin’ guns. All they did is take is take my guns. All they fuckin’ do is fuck my house up and take my guns. That’s all they did. Straight robbed me—that’s what they did.

Are you happy with how your last two albums did as far as sales?
Oh yeah, I’m happy. I’m happy with whatever they do.

Would you ever think about becoming the president of a label, like running your own label?
Yeah, probably.

There was a video on the Internet recently, I don’t know if you saw it, like with you in the studio.
Nah, didn’t see it.

It was like you in the studio and I guess some other producer and you were recording some songs and you were talking about some random stuff. Do you remember that?
Yeah, I think so.

People were really concerned about you or whatever.
That was a while ago. I didn’t see it.

Do you remember when you were in the studio?
Vaguely. I’d just flown in or something. I know I was tired as a muthafucka.

Tired from recording?
I just flew in. I just flew in.

Do you worry about people getting the wrong perception of you?
No, I really don’t. People could say what they want. I don’t really care. I don’t give a fuck.

Clearly, yeah.
Anything that’s not positive, I don’t have the energy to focus on it. Anything that’s not going in the right direction I don’t have the time or the energy. If somebody step to my face, I’ma take care of ’em, that’s something different. What people think, I don’t give a fuck about none of that shit ’cause they ain’t putting money in my pocket. They ain’t taking no money out of my pocket. They all suck dick when they see me so it really doesn’t matter.

Are you following the presidential race?
Not at all.

You’re not? You know there’s a Black guy running, Barack Obama and then there’s Hillary Clinton.
His name is Barack?!

Barack Obama, yeah.

What the fuck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?

Yeah, his dad is from Kenya.
Barack Obama?

What the fuck?! That ain’t no fuckin’ name, yo. That ain’t that nigga’s name. You can’t be serious. Barack Obama. Get the fuck outta here.

You’re telling me you haven’t heard about him before.
I ain’t really paying much attention.

I mean, it’s pretty big if a Black…
Wow, Barack! The nigga’s name is Barack. Barack? Nigga named Barack Obama. What the fuck, man?! Is he serious? That ain’t his fuckin’ name. Ima tell this nigga when I see him, “Stop that bullshit. Stop that bullshit” [laughs] “That ain’t your fuckin’ name.” Your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack.

So you’re not following the race. You can’t vote right?

Is that why you’re not following it?
No, because it’s just—it doesn’t matter. They’re gonna do what they’re gonna do. It doesn’t really make a difference. These are the last years.

But it would be pretty big if we had a first Black president. That would be huge.
I mean, I guess…. What, they gon’ give a dog a bone? There you go. Ooh, we have a Black president now. They should’ve done that shit a long time ago, we wouldn’t be in the fuckin’ position we in now. With world war coming up right now. They done fucked this shit up then give it to the Black people, “Here you take it. Take my mess.”

Right, exactly.
It’s all a fuckin’ setup. It’s all a setup. All fuckin’ bullshit. All bullshit. I don’t give a fuck about none of that.

We could have a female president also, Hillary Clinton.
I mean, either way it doesn’t matter. I don’t care. No one person is directly affected by which president, you know, so what does it matter.

Yeah, but the country is.
I guess. The president is a puppet anyway. The president don’t make no damn decisions.

The president…they don’t have that much authority basically?
Nah, never.

But Bush pretty much…
You think Bush is making fuckin’ decisions?

He did, yeah, he fucked up the country.
He act like he making decisions. He could barely speak! He could barely fuckin’ speak!
Can’t be serious. He ain’t making no damn decisions.

Well Barack has a good chance of winning so that might be something.
Good for him, good for him.

How’s your family and your kids?
They’re good. My son is rapping now.

Did he see you? I’m sure he was inspired by you.
Yeah, yeah. all that. Took him to shows and everything.

What does your wife Tashera think about him rapping?
She likes it. She’s the one who told me. She told me.

Did you talk to him? What do you tell him about the industry? Do you give him advice about the industry?
He knows it, he knows all that shit. Ah, man. I give him some advice.

What kind of advice do you give him? Like, watch out for, you know…
Advice about life, advice about girls, whatever a father would tell his son. Everything. Advice about everything. Everything. Advice about everything.

Do you think you’ve been a good father up ’til now?
[Pauses] I don’t know. I’ve done the best that I could.

I guess you never know, right?
They’re all well mannered. I hope I instilled something positive in ’em.

Would you ever do a second—like, your reality show again? ’Cause the first one did pretty well.
Yeah, I will.

After that Snoop had a show and Irv Gotti so it kind of kicked off the reality shows after you did it. Right?
Yeah I guess. Good for them. Everybody’s doing it big.

What do you think about Lil Wayne? People think he’s the hottest rapper.
He is nowhere near the hottest nothing right now. You can’t be serious.

Why do you say that? He’s on like every song.
He has to do that.

Is there anybody that you’re excited about? Are there any new rappers that you’re excited about?
No. No.

What was the last time you got excited about a new rapper? When was the last time that you really liked somebody that was coming out?
I don’t recall being excited about a new rapper ever.

Is it that bad?
No it’s not that bad. I just don’t, I’m real picky about what I fuck with.

Right, you don’t really listen to other people?
Nah, not really.

All right, well is there anything else that I missed? Anything that you’re working on?
Working on life.

Working on life.
Yeah, working on life.

Are you happy right now?
I don’t wanna be happy.

Why not?
’Cause when you happy you get locked in sleep. You get sleepy happy. I always wanna be on point. I always wanna be aware.

Right, ’cause when you’re happy you think you’re safe and you don’t…
Yeah, you get sleepy happy.


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Sunday, March 9, 2008

New, "Righteous Kill" Trailer ft. Al Pacino & 50 cent

New, "Righteous Kill" Trailer ft. Al Pacino & 50 cent The movie is set to release September 12th

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Free Sampler : Shorcircut 1+2

PhotobucketSampling is supposed to be fun

Prior to shortcircuit it wasn't as fun as it could be.

Shortcircuit was created as a reaction against the ongoing trend where software samplers are being designed with the primary intent of library playback. It is intended for people who, like us, consider a sampler to be a musical instrument in its own right, and not just a way to emulate other instruments. It has been a very high priority to make sure that adding and editing individual samples is as fast and logical as possible.

The sample hierarchy in shortcircuit allow you to place samples directly at the highest level of the multi, without having to deal with instrument hierarchies and patches. Want to add a sample to your song? Just drag & drop the sample into shortcircuit and you're ready to go. Samples can be put in groups for multi-sampling and kit-building, but the complexity is only there when you need it.
let your ears be the judge

Sound quality is of highest concern, and shortcircuit uses very high-quality interpolation to ensure that your samples sound as good as the source material, regardless of the pitch you play them at. All filters & effects are calculated at the precision required for them to sound the way intended and oversampling are used when required to prevent aliasing.

Shortcircuit was designed to sound great, all other concerns have been secondary. But don't take our word for it, download 'shortcircuit free' and find out for yourself.
...and the toys, don't forget the toys!

Each voice in shortcircuit features two filter-slots, and the selection isn't limited to the traditional pick. In addition to the regular lowpass/highpass/bandpass/notch & peak-filters and variations thereof there is an array of filter algorithms (not strictly filters in the traditional sense, but called so because of their location in the audio path) including distortion, parametric/graphic/morphing equalizers,bit-reduction/decimation, gating, limiting, slew-rate distortion, ring-modulation, frequency shifting and phase-modulation (better known as FM). The selection even includes analog-style oscillators that you can mix with the sample.


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The Roots - Get Busy (Feat. Dice Raw, Peedi Crakk & DJ Jazzy Jeff)

Directed by Rik Cordero.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Video: G-Unit - The Mechanic

Video For G-Unit 'The Mechanic' Off Of 'Return Of The Bodysnatchers' Mixtape Out Now.

Video: Snoop Dogg - Neva Have 2 Worry

Directed by Rik Cordero

New Album Ego Trippin' In Stores March 11th!

G-UNIT "Rider Part2" + Papoose Ready For Round 2


50 Cent, Chingy & Bobby Valentino ''Speak To Biggie'' On New Tribute Song

Just three days before the 11th anniversary of B.I.G.'s death a collection of unlikely collaborators are releasing a song paying homage to the late New York rapper.

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Hip-Hop Charts:
Janet Jackson Controls The Top Spot, Erykah Badu & Webbie Give The Top 5 A Facelift

In this week's Hip-Hop and R&B charts, Janet Jackson, Erykah Badu and Webbie lock up three of the top five spots, while Shawty Lo and Cheri Dennis make some not-so stellar debuts.

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Free kit for march

Nice little kit for you guys to use and share

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Pass as always is:

Monday, March 3, 2008