Rock Box

23 Sep 2008 category: Music, News 1 comment.

Run-D.M.C., Metallica nominated for Rock Hall

CLEVELAND (AP) — Run-D.M.C. could “Walk This Way” into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The 1980s rap act, along with Metallica and the Stooges are among the nine nominees for next year’s hall of fame class, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced Monday.

The other nominees are guitarist Jeff Beck, singer Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, War, Bobby Womack, and disco and R&B group Chic, the only nominee back from last year’s ballot.

The five leading vote-getters will be announced in January and inducted April 4, 2009, in Cleveland.

The ceremony typically has been held in New York but is returning to Cleveland after more than a decade-long absence. Tickets will be made available to the public for the first time.

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five opened the door for rap at the Rock Hall as the first hip-hop act to be inducted in 2007. Now, Run-D.M.C., nominated in the first year of its eligibility, has the chance to follow on the strength of rock and rap blends such as the 1986 cover of Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” and classics like “It’s Tricky” and “My Adidas.” …


source: [ AP ]

:: Reeewind :: Odd Squad – Can’t See It (1993 – Rap-a-lot)

23 Sep 2008 category: Houston, Music, Reeewind, Video 1 comment.

We loves us some Odd Squad/Coffee Brovaz/Odd squad over here at buhbOmp and we wanted to share the love with you.

Bonus: Can you spot a young Devin?
Bonus #2: What is the year make and model of the vehicle that Blind Rob is driving?

Love Lockdown Redux (Verdict? Still horrible & #1 on iTunes)

22 Sep 2008 category: Downloads, Music no comments yet.
Kanye Fett

Kanye Fett

So Kayne’s released a mastered version of Love Lockdown, a song that I took as a cry for help from Young Yeezy. As it turns out, his VMA performance of the emo-diocre song must have prompted millions of Becky’s to break out the Visa’s because Love Lockdown is the #1 song download in both the Zune marketplace and iTunes… Finally something that Mac and PC users can agree on.

Top Songs downloaded from iTunes

1. Love Lockdown – Kanye West
2. So What – P!nk
3. Whatever You Like – T.I.
4. Love Story – Taylor Swift
5. Hot N Cold – Katy Perry
6. Disturbia – Rihanna
7. Paper Planes – M.I.A.
8. Crush – David Archuleta
9. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
10. American Boy (featuring Kanye West) – Estelle


Sidebar:
There must be some sort of strange synergy between the artists on the iTunes top downloaded songs list, because whenever they collab, vomit happens. But I’ll get to that later…

Here’s the live version of Love Lockdown from Mtv’s 2008 VMA’s that has the Becky’s dripping in their A&F panties.

Twelve to one: The golden ratio of voting

22 Sep 2008 category: News no comments yet.

Reposted from FiveThirtyEight.com

Twelve to one.

For every twelve voters who you talk to at their doors, one voter goes and votes who would not otherwise have voted. If you’re asking: “how can I be most effective in helping my candidate win the election?” then an organizer’s answer is going to be: knock on doors.

In a Yale study by Donald Green and Alan Gerber on the effects of doorknocking in local elections, they concluded that a conservative estimate was that “12 successful face-to-face contacts translated into one additional vote.”

This figure, moreover, is a conservative estimate. When calculating the effects of actual treatment, we regarded any conversation with a member of the household as a “contact.” Only about half of these conversations occurred directly with a subject in the treatment group; the remainder involved urging a housemate to vote and requesting that this message be passed along to the intended subject. Had we restricted the definition of contact to direct conversations with the subject, the apparent effects of canvassing would have been much greater.

Although the study aimed at local elections, the principle is sound. Face-to-face contact is the single most important effort a volunteer can contribute to his or her candidate.

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El Michels Affair redoes the Ultimate Breaks and Beats series…

22 Sep 2008 category: Music no comments yet.

as instrumentals!!!

I’m not sure why no one thought of this before, especially when UBB was far more relevant in hip-hop and every dj and their mama wanted instrumental copies of all the classic breaks. 20 years plus after their initial release, El Michels Affair comes through with expert remakes.

Wilson Pickett or El Michels Affair? You be the judge:

Now if they can only remake Take me to the Madri Gras without the bells and smarmy organ leads…

You can pick up the UBB instrumentals here.

Brazil is the new Japan (Dj Nuts related)

22 Sep 2008 category: Downloads, Mixes 1 comment.

That's me in back of her...

Sao Paolo’s Dj Nuts delivers Brazilian bossa, funk, samba, rock, etc on Embalo Jovem, which I think means, “Bow Down to Brazil, bitches!”

Since I don’t remember anything from my single semester of Brazilian Portuguese back in 1995, I won’t speak on the mix other than to say pick it up here.

More with MeLo-X (and Raphael Saadiq)

22 Sep 2008 category: Downloads, Music 2 comments.

I didn’t want to sully the sanctity last blog post with anything unrelated to my mid-life crisis, but I just had to post another MeLo-X related download. Skimming over the MeLo-X blog, I stumpled upon this gem, The way I see it Remix Ep produced by none other than MeLo-X.

Raphael Saadiq x Melo-X(?)

Raphael Saadiq x Melo-X(?)

Although, it could use a considerable amount more Saadiq, you still need to download this.

and the winner for song of the moment is…

22 Sep 2008 category: Downloads, Music 2 comments.

I suppose it’s my middle aged crisis creeping in early, but I sorely miss the times when I was a heartbroken simp over some new faceless, nameless girl that is now more of a idea than a real actual person. Somehow this song reminds me of those youthful, innocent times before the true weight and burdens of adult life took their toll on my hairline.

MeLo-X (above) pays invokes the spirit of the late, great J. Dilla with “And I know (Treat her right)”. Peep game @ 320Kbps.

:: DJs for Obama :: King Most – The Obamix

19 Sep 2008 category: Downloads, Mixes, Music, News 1 comment.
 King Most X Obama

King Most X Obama

Big up to the dude King Most for blessing the intrawebs with an uplifting mix celebrating the historic nomination, campaign and eventual swearing in of the next president of the United States, Barack Obama. Enough of my thoughts, here’s what King Most had to say about the mix himself:

KING MOST – THE OBAMIX

The intent of this mix was to try and capture what WE’VE all been feeling these past months: hope, struggle, and the importance of facing a challenge. It also serves as a reminder, and perhaps an introduction to what OUR candidate is all about. With that being said enjoy, register, & get involved

History, Change, & Victory In November
-King Most

Intro/Smoked Sugar: I’m A Winner
Roy Davis Jr.: People Get Ready
Jackson 5: We’re Almost There (DJ Spinna Remix)
Erykah Badu: Soldier (Sasaac Remix)
Masta Ace: Beautifull
Black Spade: We Need A Revolution
Skull Snaps: It’s A New Day
Marvin Gaye & The Mizzel Brothers: We Are We Going?
James Brown: Mind Power
Antibalas: Si, Se Puede
Grandmaster Flash: The Message (Next Message Blend Version)
Dj Day: A Place To Go
Double Exposure: Everyman For Himself
Donald Byrd: Change Makes Ya Wanna Hustle
Stevie Wonder: Blackman (Kay Sputnik Re-Edit)
L.T.D.: Love To The World
Cymande: Bra
Pitbull: American War
The Dynamics: Move On Up

and big shouts to my dude Prince Aries of D2S for the graphics.

Download here

09.13 BROOKLYN: Na Mundo Radio Launch Party | 6-9p

12 Sep 2008 category: Events: Past, Lil Tiger, Music, NYC, Updates no comments yet.

SATURDAY | 13 SEPTEMBER 2008

@ PNC Radio Studio
10 Jay Street — Suite 206
Brooklyn, NY 11201

We’re throwing a launch party to celebrate DJ LIL TIGER‘s new internet radio show NA MUNDO RADIO on the Children of Da Curb Network. The show will feature soulful/cultural music from across the globe, with guest DJs, artist interviews and great music. LIL TIGER will be spinning at the party. There will be a cash bar for satisfying beverage needs.

The party is from 6-9 rain or shine at the PNC Radio studio on the Dumbo waterfront in Brooklyn. Great views of the Manhattan Bridge and lower Manhattan. FREE.

RSVP to rsvp@childrenofdacurb.com

featuring:

6p-9p | FREE FREE FREE | No dress code

maps: googlehopstop

subway directions: 

F Train to York Street. As you exit the York Street station onto Jay Street, go right on Jay Street and walk towards the water. We’re the last building on the left hand side right where the street ends. When you enter the building, take the stairs on your left up one flight and we’re in suite #206.

Podcast:

EPISODE 13. DJ LIL TIGER
and EMPANADAMN

DJ LIL TIGER starts things off with a love-themed Soul set with splashes of classic disco and contemporary R&B. EMPANADAMN holds it down in the second half with a mesh of synthy dance, pop, Hip-Hop and electro.

» Download mp3 (62.7MB)
» Subscribe to podcast (RSS)
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» Archive of previous episodes

EPISODE 221. 02 AUG 2016.

» Listen | Download mp3 | Playlist
» Subscribe to podcast: iTunes |  RSS

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