Tag: hip hop

In Memoriam | J Dilla | 1974-2006 | “We reminisce over you”

A lot of people don’t know this, but before I went to law school, I worked at a small boutique entertainment law firm in Santa Monica, CA.  One of our clients was the production company that had signed Slum Village as an artist.  One of the first albums I got my entertainment law hands dirty with was “Fantastic, Vol. 2”.  I took great pride while working on … Read More In Memoriam | J Dilla | 1974-2006 | “We reminisce over you”

“From Me To You”: PHAZE

My client Phaze just released his newest mix-tape titled “From Me To You”.  Click through on the following link and click the photo on the webpage to automatically download it to your computer:  http://officialphazemusic.com. We’ve been hustling since last year trying to make some good music and getting it out there to the masses.  You may remember me pushing the song “Kosher” hard last … Read More “From Me To You”: PHAZE

Jose James’ “Park Bench People” (Live)- A Cover of a Freestyle Fellowship Classic

Back when I was a young tyke, I was heavily influenced by jazz infused hip-hop. Tracks by A Tribe Called Quest, Guru and De La Soul were getting heavy spins on the radio, but I was more drawn in to the underground sounds of the Los Angeles based hip hop group (being an Angeleno) Freestyle Fellowship. Their album “Innercity Griots” is, by my standards, … Read More Jose James’ “Park Bench People” (Live)- A Cover of a Freestyle Fellowship Classic

Happy Bday, DJ Quik!

This is one of my favorite DJ Quik singles. Quik can write and spit lyrics with the best of them. He’s also a bad-ass producer. Here are the lyrics to my favorite verse of DJ Quik’s “You’z A Ganxta”: See some don’t realize the power of lyrics ’cause when you rap about death you talkin’ to spirits You see you can say the things … Read More Happy Bday, DJ Quik!

Dubstep: This Generation’s Disco?

I walked into the bathroom, and some dude with glazed eyes immediately asked me if I wanted mollies on paper.  I was about to refuse the offer, but before I could answer, my attention turned to the bathroom stall where someone was purging themselves.  I didn’t have to answer, as the dude offering, just left the bathroom.  Dubstep shows… Is this how they usually … Read More Dubstep: This Generation’s Disco?

A Year of Concerts: 2012, 24 Concerts, 1 Favorite

In 2012, I was blessed to have been able to attend 24 concerts.  This being the inaugural post of my blog, I thought it may be a good way to kick things off if I listed each of the concerts in the order that I enjoyed them (starting with the least favorite, and ending with my favorite), with a line or two of my … Read More A Year of Concerts: 2012, 24 Concerts, 1 Favorite