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"A setback is just a setup for a comeback." --from Bebe Moore Campbell's "72 Hour Hold"

Friday, December 28, 2007

Kanye, Lupe & Pharrell as CRS (Child Rebel Soldiers)

I've been lurking around the Okayplayer site (I was originally searching for a review of the new Lupe disk - more on that later - but like always, I got sucked in ...).

Check out the CRS' "Us Placers" ... it gets some cool points.

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Estelle's video - Rockin it from across the pond!

I'm been trying to post this video for a couple of weeks now ...

This is a cool song and video! She is rockin it in a sassy kind of way ... yeah, nice beats and a tinge of the old school too.

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Okayplayer Music Awards - vote now!

Ooooh, this is soo cool! Okayplayer is the joint. If you are not down, then you are soo out of the loop. Check out the Okayplayer Music Awards. The deadline to vote is fast approaching - Tuesday, December 18.

It's a good thing there are these here awards -- to set you straight or at least trying to get you there. You see, if you scroll through too many names w/o recognizing any of them, you can use the list as a cheat sheet and do your research ... and then one day, you too will be bout it! Believe that.

So, some of my fav awards categories are:
  • The Most Slept on Album

  • The Most Slept on Artist

  • Mixtape of the Year (all votes for Mick Boogie, right?)

  • Sang the Hook Award

  • And there is one more: Crazier Than a Fish with _____ Award

Such fun, these awards thingys.

You know, there's a really big election next year where your vote will count, but at the Okayplayer site, you will notice how your vote directly made an impact.

Power to the people ... kfox

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Ten Friends Annual Holiday Extravaganza

We are back - the Ten Friends. We've been hosting this event for several years now. It's a really fun party. Lots of good people and definitely some good music - you can count on some old school and some of that new fangled stuff from our resident dj Mick Boogie.

Join us if you will, but to hang w/friends it will set you back $20 ... yeah, happy holidays to you too! ;-)

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

"Dillagence" :: A Tribute to J Dilla

Folks here's a freebie for ya ... The Commissioner, Mick Boogie, is doin it up right - like he always does.

He's crafted a spectacular mixtape f/Busta Rhymes and a legion of others to pay tribute to the legendary J Dilla. If you don't know Dilla, you don't know jack ... so back off. But if you do know Dilla you get a bonafide pass to the hip hop kingdom.

Boogie is hosting a FREE "Dillagence" Mixtape Release Party

On Saturday, December 8, 2007
@ B-Sides
2785 Euclid Heights Boulevard in Cleveland Heights
Beginning @ 10 p.m.
This event is FREE!
For more info, call 216.932.1966

To get a complimentary download of this illustrious mixtape, check out Boogie's webbie:

Alright hip hoppers, you got a free event and free music ... where you at, huh? kfox

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Saturday, December 01, 2007

What you know about hip hop?

Originally uploaded by Mel D. ©ole Photography
Do you have to ask?

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