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Tell Em Why you Mad Porta!

November 23, 2007

Okay I have a few bones to pick.

First off, fuck everyone for not buying Freeway’s Free At Last. I hear it is expected to move ONLY 35,000 copies this week. Free At Last is one of the best hip hop albums of the year. It is definitely better than 50 Cent’s album, and it sells as much as Hurricane Chris? WTF people? It’s a shame that most ignorant hip hop fans (which is most) will not buy an album if it didn’t move units its first week which is absolutely ridiculous. That means Freeway is pretty much assed out. This makes me agree with Saigon when he says that the music industry just isn’t worth it. Even Tony Yayo in his great wisdom figured it out. Good music falls on deaf ears while we complain about how wack Hip Hop is. If we supported good artists then maybe the industry wouldn’t be so wack. Maybe Freeway will do numbers internationally.

sorry Free.. I’m trying…

Talib and Common too… sorry guys.

Jay, if you wouldn’t have made your boss happy (yes even he has a boss) and not taken your album off Itunes then you may have kept your numbers up. a good percentage of record sales are digital these days. His numbers are nothing to sneeze at, but he is the God MC and should do better.

Speaking of King Hov, I am very very disappointed in the MSN broadcast of his concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. First off they cut the best part of the show out! Lil Wayne and Jay-Z were on stage TOGETHER performing and Weezy even called Jay “the best rapper alive” in front of Jay’s beloved hometown crowd which is usually the moniker he uses for himself.

Then, they DID NOT edit out Jadakiss’ embarrassing introduction to Rocafella when Jadakiss attempted to do an impromptu performance and Green Lantern didn’t have any of Jada’s songs to play. All in all the concert looked like shit online and it was great live. I know because I was there.

Go learns yourself something people, and keep on The Digital Streets if you give a shit about music….

Okay I’m done… Sorry for the foul language Mom.

Related Posts:

Jay-Z Hammerstein concert reveiw

Some Freeway Tracks

Freeway – It’s Over (Video)

Freeway – Still Got Love (video)


The Genesis

October 25, 2007

My entire life I have taken pride in my ability to acquire and share the newest hottest music out. In fact it has been like a drug to me. I cannot think of a better feeling than setting a room full of people on fire with something that they have never heard before, something that they are dying to get their hands on, something that will make the rest of their day/week/month a little better.

Music is in all of us. Try and think of an entire day in your life where you have not heard a bit of music, whether it was a jingle in a commercial, your cell phone ringing, or the ice cream truck rolling by. It is impossible to escape. This all makes sense taking into account the fact that there is no life without music. Literally! When you walk or breathe you do so in a rhythm. When you speak and think you do so in a rhythm. What is the first thing people check for when they want to see a sign of life, your heart beat your rhythm.

Music is alive the same way. It cannot survive without rhythm. It doesn’t need horns or lyrics. It doesn’t need strings or structure. It just needs a beat. All of us have different beats within us. Thus the fact that we are attracted to different music. Our life experiences give us the capacity to relate to different forms of music. There is someone who has been able to bottle your thoughts and feelings and record them. There is always some song or some artist that speaks to you, DIRECTLY.

So my passion for DJing isn’t just about music. It’s about people. It’s about giving you a little something extra to help you live your day and your life to the fullest, it’s about connecting you with that artist or song that will help your perspective on something, it’s about giving you something to bump down the block or out your window as a personal statement. Sometimes it’s simply about making that ass shake a little. Some of what I give you will be forgotten immediately. Some of what I give you will remain with you for the rest of your life. I hope to touch each and everyone of you just once. So, you can take a little bit of the happiness the world has to offer with you, and so you can come back for more!

You never know when you will need it. Me, I need it always. Tell a friend to tell a friend. There is new muscle on the block.

Live well.

And peep my fucking blog daily! I do the work for you…