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

Friday, July 27, 2012

Q-Tip "Work It Out" (Disclosure Booty Call Edit)

Q-Tip "Work It Out" (Disclosure Booty Call Edit)

Are you hip to Q-Tip's "Work It Out?" Seems it quite the popular track, but I've been unable to trace its birth. I could dig a bit deeper, but the point is the track's been around the block and there are a gazillion remixes of it. Here are a few:

DJ Booth Version
DJ Topcat Version
Dennis Blaze Version

Enter the 'Disclosure Booty Call Edit.' Obviously the name did not grab my attention. However, my inability to stop the iPad from rolling over to this track gave it some exposure to my ears.

The track is much more uptempo than the others and more akin to actually 'working out.' That is if working out is your thing; it's certainly my thing.

So go ahead hip hoppers and Get it in. kfox.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Hieroglyphics On Tour :: Summer 2012

Hieroglyphics Hiero Imperium Summer Tour 2012

The Hieroplyphics Hiero Imperium Summer Tour 2012 is now in affect. It's a left coast dealy and the rest of us will have to live vicariously through their social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

This crew has some experience under their belt so they're bound to please the crowds. Oh, and Souls of Mischief's on the bill too.

This short vid's a bit of a tease, but that's what promo vids do - tease.

So get your tease on hip hoppers, it's gonna be a long, hot summer. kfox.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

APP: "Pulse" for Hip Hop on the iPad

Hip Hop on the iPad

I've been an iPad owner for about a year. I thought having it would give me an opp to do more blog posts. Wrong.

Most people will say that the iPad's primarily a device to consume information. I'm in agreement w/that theory, but I'm trying to do more with the iPad in terms of producing content. Apple doesn't make it easy though by updating devices and then not offering support for older devices. I mean, already the first generation iPad has some update limitations. Sad. So sad ... and wasteful.

My Pulse screen on Sunday, July 15, 2012.

But I've digressed. I, like many/most, am consuming lots of information on the iPad. One app that I like to use to 'discover' on the iPad is Pulse.

I'm attracted to the look of Pulse and the wealth of information that you can curate via the app. I mean, at a glance, I can ogle at all kinds of hip hop that I find interesting and creative.

A hip hop oasis awaits you hip hoppers (via Pulse). kfox.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

PERFORMANCE: Sugar Tongue Slim

PERFORMANCE: Sugar Tongue Slim

Take hip hop and SXSW and NPR and wahlah ... funky feel good situation. And that's what we have here with Sugar Tongue Slim at the helm.

With all the hype about SXSW, I still haven't made it to the big dance - and it's not in my foreseeable future. So imagine my surprise to see this posted on the NPR site (originally posted in March 2012). Doesn't make a difference how old it is if it's new to me. Good music has that effect.

You're gonna like this set hip hoppers; and there's a free download of the audio. kfox.

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