Bogota, Colombia has so much flavor! Big ups to the folks that came
out to hear some gringo beats and catch J-Boogie at Nokia Trends.
Check my top 15 Quince Colombian treats con sabor below or….
Here are some funny pics from my trip to Bogota: Bogota photos on Ofoto
********************************************************* Power to the Peaceful packed Golden Gate park with peace heads and
super freaks down to party to the Lifesavas, Spearhead, Bassnectar,
Indigo Girls, J-Boogie, Nickodemus, Spooky and more. Here is a
podcast to listen to/download my dj set live from Power to the Peaceful. <http://www.om-records.com/podcasts> “>http://www.om-records.com/podcasts <http://www.om-records.com/podcasts>
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Earthdance was magnificent chaos from the jump! The sun started to
set after Don Carlos left the stage, then glow sticks and freaks came
out for the night and filled the dome. One of the heaviest reactions
I have had for Afro Beat and the new funk sound. Dance for peace!
<img src=“http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/3378/15835us5.jpg” RELEASE: J-Boogie remix of Karsh Kale
One of the loveliest and most accessible songs from Karsh Kale’s
acclaimed Broken English release gets a series of unique re-rubs
on this special digital only EP from Six Degrees. J-Boogie’s remix of
Karsh Kale’s “Beautiful” is now available on iTunes, dancetracks digital
and more. A mix of tabla, dancehall beats, and downtempo vibes.
So today is the day!!!!!!!!!!!! I am getting ready right now as we
speak to head off to the airport. I am more than excited cause
today is my first record release party in San Francisco which is the
home of my record label Om Records anyway, wish I could stay and
chat a little bit longer but then I would miss my flight . Dad is
doing good and responding to the Chemotherapy thanks to all of your
prayers. I Love you guys and hope to see some of you tonight at
Harlot in SF.
Posted by: Samantha James on September 21, 2007 @ 12:40 PM
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I couldn’t believe it when i saw this website, but it’s true. There is a fantasy hip hop league where you can create your own label, sign producers, groups and mc’s, manage tours and merch, set marketing budgets, work on distribution deals and set unit prices and help a & r albums. The best thing is that you compete head to head with other members and the model is based off real data for the most part. Check it out, i found a new hobby.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on September 20, 2007 @ 2:16 PM
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For all those prodcer and dj heads, Scratch Magazine is calling it quits. 3 years in existence and owned by the parent company Harris Publications (XXL), Scratch has announced today that it will be finishing things off with Timbaland and 50 cent on the cover including articles about Alchemist, 9th Wonder and RZA. Read the full story Here
Posted by: Jonthecorner on September 20, 2007 @ 12:55 PM
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Owner of Ecko and marketing genius just bought Barry Bonds’ record breaking baseball. He’s leaving it up to the fans to decide the fate. Your choices are giving it to the Hall of Fame, giving it to the Hall of Fame with an asterisk on it, or blasting it off into space in a rocket ship. You can voice you own opinion by clicking Here.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on September 18, 2007 @ 7:43 PM
Posted in: News
Hope everyone is felling well this morning. I wanted to give you all a
little background story about my album and what inspired me in life (my
life) to write the songs that I did. I was waiting for the perfect moment
but it seems as if that moment is now. When I was about 5 years old my
mother Melanie Lee Rose was told that she had breast cancer. At the same
time that she was sick my parent’s relationship was going down the drain and
they decided to call it quits, so for most of my childhood my mother,
sister, family exc….were trying to beat this horrible nasty disease
without having that strong foundation of a solid family. After an 8 year
long battle fighting for her life, being on and off of chemotherapy /
radiation, my Mom had finally lost her battle. I was 13 years old just about
to be 14. This was obviously a very confusing difficult time in my life and
would be for any young girl just getting into her teenage years. I would
deal with the pain the only way I knew how which was to escape the pain. I
started going to Raves at the age of 15 years old where the music along with
the all of the other things which are included when going to a rave, became
the way that I coped. Finally after 3 straight years of living my life for
the next party, I realized that there was so much more to experience in
life. I was ready to really start living. I had finally realized that all
these years I had been running to escape the fact that my Mommy wasn’t here
any more, in actuality she never really left. Now at 18 years old I was
starting to wake up to the fact that my Mom was still here. That her
spirit/energy was surrounding and following me where ever I would go. With
this new found knowledge I started my musical journey. I knew that I was
supposed to make music and share what I had experienced with others. After a
9 year long journey of discovery, learning and living I had finally received
the knowledge and experience that was needed to complete my first album.
The entire process was so healing for me and I know why. So here I am just
days away from the release and my Father has now been told that he has
Cancer. He is in the hospital at the moment fighting Lukemia and seems to be
responding to the chemotherapy very well. We could really use all of your
prayers and positive thoughts. My Dad is a strong man and has a lot of life
left to live so I know that with all of your prayers he will get through
this. Thank you all for listening. I’ll keep you posted on further progress.
Posted by: Samantha James on September 18, 2007 @ 4:34 PM
Posted in: Music