Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Rob & Big want you to design a tee shirt!

In collaboration with Threadless.com, the original online tee shirt design community, "Rob & Big Loves Threadless" is an open call for design submissions to the fans of the celebrated MTV show. The theme for design submissions is "Let Me Tell You About My Best Friend," and fans can submit and/or vote for their favorite inspired-designs on the site, as well as interact with other fans through the community message boards.

The designer of the tee that's chosen for print will receive $2000 in cash, a $500 Threadless.com gift certificate and MTV-sponsored goodies, including an XBox 360 with a full Rock Band package and Rob & Big DVDs, along with having their design printed by Threadless and sold through the Threadless store. The scoring public has the opportunity to purchase the wearable art inspired by Rob & Big!

For more info, check out the contest page here

Monday, January 28, 2008

Surprise Kanye Performance

The dude popped in after Cool Kids and performend with A-Trak and Kid Sister. Kanye is a cool dude.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Q-Tip Interview

Read the full interview in the next issue of LTD magazine.

Renaissance. Man.
After two unreleased albums and years of redtape, Q-Tip finally gets to showcase the energy that made him great.

It’s press day and Q-tip is roaming the city multitasking—handling his business while fielding questions on his cell phone. I apparently was conferenced in to a shoddy cell phone connection that had more dropouts than an adult school full of pregnant teenagers. Unaffected by the distraction, and despite the years of label turmoil (4 labels; 2 shelved albums) he chats away with a collected calmness only found in long standing veterans of the music industry.

Q-Tip’s last major release happened 8 years ago with Amplified. The singles “Vivrant Thing” and “Breathe & Stop” bode well with the mainstream but it left most of the Tribe fans wondering if the solo Native Tongue that helped shape the late 80s and early 90s was coming back to his roots. His follow-ups “Kamaal the Abstract” and “Open” were hailed by critics as that return but they never made it to the music racks.

In recent years Q-Tip has ramped up his visibility by sharing the stage with a temporarily reunited A Tribe Called Quest. But more importantly he’s spent the hiatus fine-tuning the sound he’s created with his five-piece band and patiently waiting for his sophomore album’s release.

It’s been years since your heyday, what do you do that keeps you relevant?
You can’t get caught up in the Joneses. You just do what makes you feel good. People will always gravitate towards the truth. I don’t get caught up with getting this cat or that cat on a song. I don’t go around thinking that I need to get a Soulja Boy on my record. You play yourself when you do that.

Are you worried about it’s (The Renaissance) release—especially since they shelved “Kamaal the Abstract” (2002) and “Open” (2005)?
Well they actually didn’t shelve those two albums. With “Open” the Dreamworks went under. With “Kamaal the Abstract” I got released off of Arista due to some creative differences. I got the rights back and I’m working to get that out after Renaissance.

I once asked Posdnuos and Trugoy if they could do anything differently in their career and in true hip hop timing they responded one after another with “I would have kept the masters…” “…instead of handing them to Tommy Boy”. Is there anything that you’d have done different?
Done differently? I don’t have any regrets. It’s destiny you can’t get caught up in that. But in regards to keeping the masters that’s a really good answer. You gotta try to do that right there. Keeping the masters means you keep all your music. You are the principal so you get to decide what happens to it. It tips the economics in your favor—you can choose if it goes into a movie a commercial another song and you get to decide for how much.

Find a copy of LTD mag for the rest...

B-Boys never died—just went worldwide.

This spring there's going to be this documentary about the B-Boy culture that you need to see. It is simply one of those movies that you cant stop watching...and one that I can't stop rewinding and slow-moing every 20 seconds. It really takes b-boying on a world level—but at the same time it keeps the essence of the culture right at the level it should be. Check out the trailers and stuff at planetbboy.com. And when you get a chance youtube "North Korea vs South Korea from 'PLANET B-BOY'". Too bad they didn't allow embedding cause THAT scene is DOPE.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

New ringtones added

I'm in a ringtone extravaganza type mood.

Download: Hey Baby - Omarion & Bow Wow
Download: Move Shake Drop (ver1)- DJ Laz
Download: Move Shake Drop (ver2)- DJ Laz
Download: "Nachoooooo" - Nacho Libre
Download: Lazy Eye - Silversun Pickups
Download: Feedback - Janet Jackson
Download: Low - Flo-Rida

The rest are at the "ringtones" link on the right

Sunday, January 13, 2008

"Shops" are the new "Radio"

Basically what you get to do is listen to what bars, clubs, shops, etc are playing RIGHT NOW. How dope is that. They are in beta and you need to sign up. So get on this bus a quick as you can.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Welcome Back Kanye!

Kanye's back to doing things for the internet world. Previous to this post he hadn't posted since 11.10. Now he's a fiend.

Brooklyn Soul: Jay-Z x Marvin Gaye

Ah yes. Back from vacation and already got a goody for you. Click the image for the video click here for the tracklisting.

Download: Brooklyn Soul