Everyone’s favorite rapper (ahem) got nailed by the jacks today in Arizona where his bus got pulled over off the freeway. Packing a .40 caliber pistol, 105 grams of white widow (3.75 oz’s), a little more than a ounce of the puro, 41 grams of exctasy (Wayne, you rocking Molly?) and various drug paraphernalia, Wayne and two hommies were clincked up. Sounds like a party to me, Wayne holler if you need a driver! For more info click here.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on January 23, 2008 @ 8:55 PM
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My man, my mellow, Six Foot Eight Charlie Tate turns one year younger today. For those of you who don’t know him, one half of King Kooba, one huge Colossus, Charlie Tate has been known to hold down the bass guitar playing with the Big Cheese Allstars, ever so smoothly work the chisel shaping custom furniture for my living room and has been known to make about a 100 beats a day coining the phrase ‘beats department.’ Seriously, i send this dude an accapella in the morning and by 1pm, he’s in my office with a cd of 3 remixes all different styles. More impressive is his catalogue of releases, under two aliases check the King Kooba joints and the Colossus jawns as he began stalking the studio in 1995. From broken beat to hip hop and some straight up soul; the dude produces like a chameleon. So it’s today that we honor Charlie’s born day, representing Londontown and West Oakland alike, you deserve to CRUSH that hamburger, son!
Posted by: Jonthecorner on January 23, 2008 @ 12:09 PM
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Meet my man Tony. He has some interesting thoughts on the brazlian wax and politics. One of San Francisco’s many characters hailing from “somewhere.” And if you want to meet another SF scenester, this dude is more famous than Steve Jobs.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on January 22, 2008 @ 4:41 PM
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Only months have passed since his last CD was released and DJ Mark Farina is back with more. He arrives this weekend at SmartBar with some hot plates on the decks, straight from his new live album, Live In Tokyo. He talks about the city scene & sound, his new album, his tour, and what else is in the works.
For the first time in Hip-Hop history, a college fraternity is dedicating itself to the four elements of Hip-Hop, and in the process they are becoming the first Hip-Hop fraternity in existence. Eta Iota Rho, also known as HIP, was founded by Quinnton Parker, Justin Wolverton, and Keane Rowley, three young break-dancers who weren’t quite excited about the current state of Hip-Hop. “We’re not here with false intentions, this isn’t a publicity stunt,” Quinnton Parker, one of the founders of Eta Iota Rho told AllHipHop.com. “All the people involved generally want a change in the Hip-Hop community. They don’t want this negative image that comes from the media. They just want everybody to know what Hip-Hop is about.”
Here are some highly recommended artists to watch courtesy of Garth Trinidad!
8 TO WATCH
1 KISSEYASPLUND – she’s the new hot thang creeping out of the uk. mellow vocal tones that flow beautifully and compliment the post modern future soul production she prefers. if she stays focused on the current vibration, i’m looking forward to much more.
2 VIKTERDUPLAIX – armed with his first grammy nomination for the song “make a baby” (best urban alternative performance, of course), vik is poised to position himself as a unique fixture, bubbling just beneath the surface of the mainstream. duplaix mode in full effect.
3 TAYLORMCFERRIN – yup, he’s the son of bobby, and from the sound of his vocal harmonies, ….