Pardon the tardiness on the posting of this but I wanted to listen to this before posting (yeah I know a little selfish)
With that said someone was ever so nice in recording the live musical guests that rocked with The Roots as the closing segments on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show. Shout to TSS and Shake for doing the artwork.

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We give you more good material from the new wave of talent in the NY indie scene. This time it’s from OISD (Operation Industry Shut Down).
The 5 man group of J. Monopoly, E.Y.E Q aka Johnny Storm, J.O., Khid2che, and Showtyme have been on their grind this year, and their hard work pays off with their debut EP, just in time for the holidays.

Download OISD – Leaders of the True School


New material from Bronx native YC the Cynic. If you haven’t seen dude perform yet please do yourself a favor and make that happen.

We got to see him rock at the Bondfire at the Bowery Poets Cafe, which is another monthly even that you need to put into your calendars, and at Crash Mansion. From those performances you can see why YC is becoming a crowd favorite in the bubbling indie scene in New York. This track is off of his upcoming mixtape entitled Your Welcome presented by Chaundon of the Justus League and is slated for a January release.

Download to find out why he’s just a regular guy with amazing feats.

The good folks over at 2Dopeboyz and Kevin Notthingham presents Get Caught Up the new mixtape from Eternia mixed by DJ Law.

Sounds like Eternia got wind that folks needed a full serving after checking in on the Road to Release series she was running with Moss earlier this year. She comes though with some material to hold you over until the release of that project. Except for Foul Child, there’s an offering of recorded material from her catalog compiled over the last decade that she’s chosen to share.

If you’re new to her material or have tuned in sort of late you have your opportunity to literally Get Caught Up! Christmas may have actually come early for some of us.

Tracklisting along with some background info on the tracks after the jump.

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Apple Juice Kid drops another gem on us this time putting his twist on some of Louis Armstrong’s works.
If you haven’t checked out the Miles Davis Remixed project, I suggest you get familiar, both are worthy of multiple listens.

Download Louis Armstrong Remixed

Check out the new trailers for Ironman 2 and Clash of the Titans.
I’m not completely sold on Ironman 2 but Clash of the Titans looks pretty promising.


What’s going on folks?

Been away for sometime working on some new upcoming projects for the new year.
In the meantime there’s been quite a buzz from the announcement of the new Sade album Solider of Love due out 8 February 2010. Hopefully they true to the date. After a 10 year hiatus Mrs. Adu returns to her fans.
You can check out the first single at her official site.

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It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop, the nonprofit afterschool program for middle school students based on all elements of hip hop whose mission is to help reduce drop out rates and gang involvement by incorporating leadership development, positive mentorship, intergenerational learning, and community outreach with an outlet and opportunity for students to express and improve upon their interests and talents will be presenting a worthy event for worthy cause.

If you’re in the NYC area during this time be sure to come through, you won’t be disappointed.

All new play presented by Spike Lee, starring Lemon Andersen.
Here’s the brief summary of the play:

Featured earlier this year as part of the Public Theater’s Under The Radar Festival, Lemon Andersen’s County of Kings gives a tough, yet poignant autobiographical account of a good kid growing up in an unforgiving environment. Lemon, whose parents met at a methadone clinic and passed away from AIDS, served two prison sentences before he was 21 and won a Tony before he turned 30. His on-stage memoir touches on young love, the birth of hip hop, slinging crack, ballet, stealing car parts, prison, and poetry as he takes the audience on an astonishing and surprising one-man journey toward self discovery. Weaving hard-edged drama with urban poetry, the Brooklyn born and bred performer tells his coming-of-age story with profound honesty, compassion and humor. A true story of finding passion in the arts and finding one’s way, Lemon paints a vivid portrait of his own life and the lives of countless other Brooklynites during the 1980s and 1990s .

New teaser trailer of the Toy Story 3. I don’t know about you but if you look at the ratio of good animated movies vs. the ones with people in them the animated movies are winning in a landslide.