Archive for 07/01/2013 - 08/01/2013

Black Collar Biz ft. Big Ooh - "One Love"

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Finally. Shouts to Black Collar Biz for letting ya boy let this one loose. He's been on that #HGA (aka High Grade Artistry) ish for a minute, and I'm glad. The moment we look at this music as ART, the more we start to take stock in what we're feeding the masses. On this, the first official look from #HGA, we find a KVZE-produced beat letting Trenton titans Big Ooh and Black Collar revisiting the same zone Nas was on the Illmatic track "One Love," but bringing things up to date. A couple of men talking out their feelings over a beat, illuminating the ills of today's struggle and the need of finding more. With the summer heating up, and the murder rate rising, you have to wonder... if someone had grabbed that trigger finger and pointed it in the direction of something positive, where would we all be? Life's way too short to get hung up on the bullshit. Pour something strong into a glass and lament on those gone, but then realize that the trife way isn't the only way.

I'm talking too much, though. Loop this one up and enjoy it. One love. Oh and if you can grab the track via this link or hitting "Buy" in the SoundCloud preview below.

Juan Epstein: Camp Lo & Pete Rock

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You can listen to/download this full episode below. If you missed them, check out the recent Juan Eps with Robbie Unkut & Cappadonna and Tech N9ne & Dominican Drew!

The Combat Jack Show: Chef Roble

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Via TheCombatJackShow: "On his return to The Combat Jack Show, Bravo's top chef, Roblé talks Trayvon Martin and how he still gets profiled, why he doesn't hit chicks he works with, his Food Porn clothing line, his past "beef's" with Mike Tyson and Sean Price and more. Tune in cuh cuh."

Rapstravaganza at the Mill Hill Basement (8/02/2013)

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With the 2013 Jersey Fresh Jam going down on August 10, this feels like the pre-pre-party for that. You should go for Black Collar Biz, Rich Quick, and Voss alone. More details via Facebook.

[video] Brocky Dennis ft. Chris Reg, Nino Nyse, Solo For Dolo, Billy Snubbs, Lukk Lucci, Skrewtape, Mr. Fickle, and Tone Liv "Live From NJ"

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The Combat Jack Show: Freddie Gibbs and Jamal Jimoh

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Via TheCombatJackShow: "Gangsta Gibbs makes his third appearance as a guest host. We talk about his foray into Hollywood, why he has beef with Jadakiss, his upcoming album with Madlib and the time Michael Jackson visited Gary, Indiana. We also go into the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial. Jamal Jimoh of Nick Cannon fame also talks his 125 pound weight loss and what Dallas Penn, A-King and I need to do to live healthier. #HotOilWrestling"

[video] Run the Jewels - "36" Chain"

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The Combat Jack Show: Stevie J & Ed Woods

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Via TheCombatJackShow: "The current king of Black people reality tv stopped by. He's more than just a funny face. Stevie J takes us back to when he was down with Jodeci, Bad Boy, Eve, the Jacksons. Wait til you hear who smacked the shit out of who, why he thinks Madonna and barbiturates killed Devanté Swing's career, and all the other things he experienced before LHHATL. This episode might end up in your top 5. It doesn't stop Internets."

The Combat Jack Show: Gunplay, Episode 1

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The Combat Jack Show: Styles P

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[video] Earl Sweatshirt ft. Vince Staples & Casey Veggies "Hive"

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Phace - American Failure

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This dropped around the time Jay-Z dropped Magna Carta Holy Grail, but this Jersey feast might go down better for the backpack, raw hip-hop set. Phace is one of the homies and always comes correct, especially when he brings in the likes of Skrewtape, Rich Mahogany, Pryme Prolifik, Gentum, and a plethora of other spitters. Put something in the air and enjoy that Jersey rap life.


The Combat Jack Show: DJ Premier, Episode 2+3

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Krash Battle - Krash Test Dummy

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Zedd – From #MoC Tour to #Zeddception

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It’s been five months since RockTheDub featured Zedd. Since then, the EDM breakthrough artist has been hard at work and it is certainly very evident.

Clarity and Everything Else
His single Clarity ft. Foxes has reached number 1 in Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Songs and has been in the top 20 of music charts internationally. His album of the same name landed the top spots as well in the Billboard charts and Apple Store downloads. As of present, Zedd is now busy promoting his upcoming world tour aptly dubbed, Moment of Clarity. And did we mention he was one of many renowned DJs asked to take up residency in one of the swankiest new night clubs in Las Vegas? For sure he’s not going to be just playing around with poker chips and a deck of cards there.

#MoC
Going into detail about his concert, Zedd initially planned to have a worldwide concert after the cancellation of Lady Gaga’s world tour which he was supposedly a part of. That was January. Now he has solidified his plans and is all set starting August. As music news site MStarz.com reports, “While all of the locations for the world tour covering 6 continents in 4 months have not yet been unveiled, the 26 dates for the US & Canada stops have been announced (including Electric Zoo in NYC). The North American leg of the world tour kicks off in Boston on August 28th and concludes on October 3rd in Oregon.” The #MoC Tour includes visits to North and South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. To know how everything is progressing, this tweet from Zedd may give you an idea.

The Light
Now for the casino enthusiasts and those dreaming to go to Las Vegas, our German music genius will be another great reason to visit the poker strip city. Zedd has been asked to take up show residency in the casino capital of the US. It’s not just at any casino-resort however. Before its opening last April, Mandalay Bay’s The Light Las Vegas took in world renowned DJs to regularly have shows there. Along with Zedd, Las Vegas will also be enjoying the companies of Baauer, Skrillex, Nicky Romero, Alesso and many other successful EDM producers. The Light has already attracted various types of clubbers, from geeky PartyCasino gamers, laid back Tumblr hipsters, up to party-loving Instagram groupies. Why the techie nicknames? It relates with the times we have now. It also seems appropriate given how techie the newest nightclub venue is. Check out DubStep.net’s description of The Light Las Vegas.

#Zeddception
One more great reason why so many are becoming fans of the German EDM producer is his social media candour and “quirky-ness”. Remember how he danced in pink underwear, bowtie, and suspenders during the Ultra Music Fest because of a dare by DeadMau5? Well, those funny antics continue on Twitter. Just last week, #Zeddception became a worldwide trending topic with Twitter users changing their profile photos to Zedd’s photo. Once again, it was another bright idea by dear friend DeadMau5 which, as Zedd tweets, “escalated VERY quickly!”

Follow @Zedd to get the latest updates and the latest weirdness. You can also visit Zedd.net or MomentofClarityTour.com for gig updates.

[video] YC The Cynic "Molotovs At Poseidon"

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[video] Hodgy Beats "Alone"

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One of my favorites from Untitled 2.

Jersey Fresh Jam 2013 (8/10/2013): Official Flyer

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Everything you need to know about the 2013 Jersey Fresh Jam is right here. The official Pre-Party/Vicious Styles Crew art show goes down at Gallery 219 in Trenton on August 9th. The Jam take splace at Terracycle in Trenton on August 10th from 12PM-6PM, with over 50 artists painting live, as well as a number of live performances from Black Collar Biz (with the Blackout Kings), Tone Liv, Molly Rhythm, Rich Quick, and plenty of others, with the official Jersey Fresh Jam Afterparty going down at Artworks in Trenton that night. There will be a food drive to benefit Mercer Street Friends, and it will be a dope-ass event all around. Hit up the Facebook event page to get more info and let the folks know you're coming out. I'll be in the house live-blogging because that's how I do. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!

The Combat Jack Show: The Roc Marciano Episode

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Via TheCombatJackShow: "We’ve been trying to get this Hempstead, Long Island mc on our show for 3 years and we finally got him. Talk about history, from being a kid in Public Enemy’s Bomb Squad studio to rocking out with Busta Rhymes’ Flip Mode Squad, street hustling to going solo and dropping the Reloaded classic, this veteran ain’t no new jack, Jack. Marci also talks about being and exec and label co-owner, and why a whore’s clitoris tastes like porridge. Download and reload now!!!"

The Combat Jack Show: DJ Premier, Episode 1

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