Nike AM90 x Dizzee Rascal x Ben Drury

On Friday 18th September, Nike Sportswear and Mercury Music Prize winning recording artist Dizzee Rascal will release the very special, and strictly limited, Nike Air Max 90 ‘Tongue N’ Cheek’ sneaker. The shoe has been created in a special partnership between Dizzee, Nike Design and long-time Dizzee collaborator and creative director, Ben Drury and will go on sale exclusively at Nike’s1948 store in London’s Shoreditch, ahead of the release of Dizzee’s fourth LP, Tongue N’ Cheek.

This promo video has been created specially to celebrate these two releases. Art directed by Drury, shot by hype photographers Tim & Barry (dontwatchthat.tv) the same creative team behind the album artwork, also includes the skills of up and coming director/animator James Copeman. Set to 'Chillin Wiv Da Man Dem' - the sound of Dizzee at his most laid-back- the film fuses elements of the album artwork with additional footage, and is a light hearted look into Rascal's world.

To see more and read more head to http://ww.nikesportswear.com



Demarco med tegneserie styleee på den nye videoen til låta Love A Come Down aka She Cyaan WaitStress Free Riddim. Jay Will har peiling på musikkvidz!

SWAGGER MAN! Give me swagger vision asap!

mp3: Demarco - Love A Come Down (Stress Free Riddim)


Triumph (director's commentary)

Wu-Tang Clan - Triumph (1997) fra albumet Wu-Tang Forever (spotify).

To give you a taste of his resume, we selected six of our favorite Brett Ratner-directed videos—including bangers from Wu-Tang, D’Angelo, and Public Enemy—and asked the man himself to give a little commentary about how each classic came together. Believe us, the man’s got stories for days...

Read more: http://www.complex.com

“It was the first million dollar rap video. When Steve Rifkind asked me, I said, ‘Are you sure about this record? There’s no chorus!’ He says “Trust me, its gonna be the biggest record of the year. Only Wu-Tang could pull this off.’ So, I set up the video—Joseph Kahn was my cinematographer. I hear that they want eleven Suburbans—they each want their own. They each also want $50,000 worth of gear, and they told me all their designers. So first day, these guys are walking in one at a time, and each guy walks into the dressing room, and walks out with plastic bags filled with all the clothes. I called Steve like, ‘They’re stealing all the clothes!’ He’s like, ‘Don’t worry, let them have it.’”

“It’s a five day shoot, and it’s crazy. The greatest fuckin’ experience, they’re eating mushrooms the whole time. Ol’ Dirty never shows up. I was like, Oh my god, this is fucking insane! The most fun I ever had. After shooting ends, they all leave to go on tour in Europe, but Ghost never would travel, because he had diabetes. So he checks into a hotel, and they said, ‘Yo Ghost, you watch Brett, and watch over that edit, man. White devil could fuck it up!” So, we’re in the edit room, and we call the group on speakerphone. And it’s the funniest thing, this is embedded in my memory. They’re all on the phone like, ‘White muthafuckin’ devil, man, tryin’ to rob us motherfucker!’ And Ghost is looking at me while on speakerphone, just winking at me like, I love you man! [laughs].”

“So three days into the edit, I get a call that Ghost had had been kicked out of like eleven hotels, and I’m like, ‘Why were you kicked out?’ He’s like, ‘I don’t know man, I got fucked up, and I just start breaking shit. Can you come get me? I got no place to stay.’ So I let him stay at my house. Suddenly my phone rings, and it’s Steve Rifkind, ‘Whats going on?’ I go, ‘Nothing, I’m just bringing Ghost over my house ’cause he got kicked out of the hotel.’ Then there’s silence on the other end of the phone. I say, ‘Whats wrong?’ He goes, ‘I gotta call you back.’ Five days later, he calls me up and goes, ‘Are you okay? Oh my God, you scared the shit outta me, man. How can you let this guy stay at your house? I don’t even let these guys know where I live!’ I go, ‘What do you mean? He’s the nicest guy in the world.’ He goes, ‘You don’t know what Ghostface has? He hallucinates, he hears voices like kill your mom, kill your mom. He has to be medicated because he has homicidal thoughts.’ So a month goes by, and I would edit all day, and Ghost would just chill at my house until we finished. A month later, I’m with my girlfriend in the backyard, and the cat starts going fucking crazy and starts digging into the dirt. We dig up a bucket of fried chicken. Ghost buried a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken in the backyard. How fuckin’ freaky is that?”






mp3: Aidonia - Isaiah (Equiknoxx prod.)



mp3: Oh No - Concentrate/The Funk

Announced only a few weeks ago, Oh No follows up Dr. No’s Oxperiment by diving again into Egon’s record collection for a region-based instrumental beat album. This time he's offered up and album inspired-by and sampled-from rare 60s and 70s Ethiopian funk, jazz, folk, soul and psychedelic rock.

The CD and LP version of Dr. No's Ethiopium will be an expanded version of this digital album and will be released on the same day as Intelligentsia’s Stones Throw’s Ethiopium coffee.




Manna sitt nye album har blitt spilt en del her i stua. Sjekk det ut på platekompaniet, cdbaby, på Ztorm eller hos fredrik at smartpatrol.no, hvor du også får kjøpt t-skjorter, zip-hoods og stæsj. Albumet dukker snart på itunes, Manna sitt forrige album "Salma" kan kjøpes der.

Manna + Joddski + Jan Skiiskii + Bodø Rasta på Parkenfestivalen 2009

Intervju: Bjørn Jervås og Vegard Leite i Morgenbladet - "Vi flyg ut av Babylon"

podcast: Bjørn Jervås på livet laus (nrk p2)


Only Built for Cuban Linx II

Raekwon med årets album, hands down. Kjøp det her eller på itunes der albumet er #1 på hip hop-lista. Sjekk også ut Only Built For Cuban Linx hvis du ikke har hørt på det før. Wu-Tang 2009 what it do!?

mp3: Raekwon ft Ghostface Killah – Cold Outside

mp3: Raekwon ft Ghostface Killah and Cappadonna – 10 Bricks




Baton Rouge, Lousianna har blitt et av de voldeligste stedene i Amerika etter orkanen Katrina, trange kår --> trap music. Lil Boosie vokste opp der og har vært borti litt av hvert, nå venter han på en rettssak angående forsøk på å bestikke en snut, marijuana og våpen (intervju). Haha, et annet bra intervju finner du her på Smoking Section; "And we be sticking pill up girl’s booty too!"
Anyways, sjekk ut låtene og videoene under for en smak av boosie bo. pause.

"You hear that? That’s the crowd chanting every word to songs from an album that hasn’t released. This is why SuperBad & Boosie Bad Azz > your favorite."

mp3: Lil Boosie ft Young Jeezy & Webbie - Better Believe It

mp3: Lil Boosie - Loaded (ikke på albumet)



Di Genius

Bandittan rater Stephen "Di Genius" McGregor som faen. Auto-tune ser ikke ut til å dø ut på Jamaica med det første, til tross for Jay-Zs låt D.O.A. Di Genius utnytter dette og prøver å gjøre som Timbaland, og prøver seg med synging på enkelte av produksjonene sine. Vi får se om han gjør like stor suksess med det...

Her er en låt han nylig har lagd med Mavado

Han har tidligere også laget en låt med Vybz Kartel.



Trapfiiyaah fra ATL med Grip Plyaz, Young TRIMM og A. Leon Craft på mic´n.


Lil Boosie albumet Superbad kan forhåndbestilles, dropper snart.. følg med her på bloggen for boosie booo shiiit.


The Messengers

mp3: J.Period & K'NAAN ft Kardinal, Steele & Bajah - Belly Full

“J.Period & K’Naan are pleased to present the 2nd installment of The Messengers, a tribute to Fela, Marley & Dylan. Episode 2 celebrates Jamaica’s global emissary of struggle & unity: Bob Marley. J.Period remixes iconic tracks like “Belly Full,” “Shot the Sheriff,” and “Stir It Up,” while K’NAAN shows why he is one of the next generation’s illest MC’s. Special guests include: Toronto’s Kardinal Offishall, Steele (Smif’N'Wessun), Sierra Leone’s Bajah (Dry Ee Crew) & Netic the Rebel (Game Rebellion)”
01 Introduction to Bob Marley
02 Belly Full (Messengers Remix) f. Kardinal, Steele & Bajah
03 War Through Poetry / Sun Is Shining (Interlude)
04 Shot the Sheriff (Messengers Remix)
05 Fighting a War (Interlude)
06 Johnny Was (Messengers Remix) f. Netic the Rebel
07 Need You So (Wailers Interlude)
08 My Country / Small Axe (Messengers Remix)
09 Love Lights Burning (Interlude)
10 Fatima _ Stir It Up (Messengers Remix)
11 Satisfy My Soul (Outro)

Patwa Swagga

mixtape: Wyclef Jean - Patwa Swagga

Wylclef Jean, aka Toussaint St Jean (??), med en mixtape med navn Patwa Swagga presentert av Mister Cee og Hot 97. Se video av første avspilling av mixtapen live i studio hos Hot 97, hvor de også snakker litt om nylig avdøde reggaeprodusent Wycliffe Steely Johnson. Et par mp3z fra mixtapen nedenfor videoen for de som ikke liker å laste ned .rar's.

mp3: 3. Patwa Swagga

mp3: 7. I Will Dwell

mp3: 12. Steely Tribute


Violence In The Streets

Julian "JuJu" Marley & Damian Marley med ny video til låta Violence In The Streets fra albumet Awake til JuJu. Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley er også aktuell med Distant Relatives, et collabo album med Nas, sjekk låta Holiday til Jr. Gong + Afro Beat snippet'n til en låt som kommer på Damian & Nas albumet. Mer Marley + Nas greier på burdenclothing.com.

mp3: Julian Marley & Damian Marley - Violence In The Streets

mp3: Damian Marley - Holiday

mp3: Nas & Damian Marley - Afro Beat (snippet)


Collie Buddz - Serious

Ny låt!

Collie Buddz MySpace

Har tidligere nevnt et samarbeid mellom Collie Buddz og Ninja Cutty fra Bermuda. Låten "She Got Me" er enda ikke lett å finne på nett, men du kan høre den i dette radioprogrammet fra 7:00 til 10:30.


Jamaican skaters

Here are some shots I took on my previous trip to Jamaica. To most people, skating in Jamaica sounds as bizarre
as the ice bobsled team, but it is in full effect and growing..fast. The kids are embracing it and showing some serious effort. I wouldnt be surprised to find that just as Jamaica harbors the worlds fastest runner, if nurtured, there may be some serious skate talent in Jamaica. Im curious to see who will be the smartest brand to pick up on this opportunity first. All the kids need is gear and support in return for an evolution of the sport. The kids go hard.



Syke videoen til Major Lazer med Mr. Daggering himself - Skerrit Bwoy i hovedrollen. Sjekk også ut de freske remixene av Pon De Floor + en mixtape av Major Lazer. Hadde nesten glemt av trapstar refixen over Pon De Floor instrumentalen, funkyish, OJ Da Juiceman og Gucci Mane go booomin and bangin in a hipster styleeee.

mp3: Major Lazer ft Ninjasonik - Pon De Floor (Diplo Rap Remix)

mp3: Major Lazer ft Sean Paul - Pon De Floor (Team Yee Remix)

mp3: DJ Mighty Mi ft OJ & Gucci - Make That Trap Say Rave (Refix)

: Mishka Presents: Keep Watch Vol. X: Major Lazer

Tracklist + t-skjorter @ mishkanyc.com



mp3: RSP & Thomax – Nordaførr

+ nye videoen til Kompani 69 fra albumet Hunddaga, kjøp kjøp kjøp!