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May 2008 Blog Posts (128)

Even The Handicap Can Cook: Classic Comfort Food ; A preview from my book

When you need feel-good food fast, turn to these updated classics to get you out of the kitchen and at the dinner table in no time













The Menu



Comfort foods are an American family tradition. Try your hand at this menu filled with… Continue

Added by The Chef on May 30, 2008 at 10:47pm — No Comments

Wordsmith Releases The Mid-Year Review Mixtape!!





On MAY 30TH, 2008 HipHopdx will be dropping Wordsmith's next mixtape "The Mid-Year Review" for Free Download. It is 12 tracks of original material that recaps Word's top tracks released over the first 6 months of the year, hence the title of the mixtape. There are also new exclusive tracks and remixes to keep your heading nodding for over an hour and some change. DJ Denox is mixing and blending the project to give it the true feel of an… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on May 30, 2008 at 6:35pm — No Comments

R.I.P. - Camu

Added by Mumbo Sauce on May 30, 2008 at 10:12am — No Comments

Market Research: PODCAST Listening Jumps Significantly

According to the good folks at Edison Media Research Podcast listening is definitely up

Principle Findings:

The audience for both audio and video podcasts has grown tremendously since last year. Americans indicating that they have ever downloaded and listened to an audio podcast grew from 13% to 18%, while video podcast consumption grew from 11% to 16%. Furthermore, 9% of Americans have downloaded and listened to an audio podcast in the past month, a figure that equates to 23… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on May 30, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

50 Cent Looks for Next Street Saavy Business Mogul in New Reality Series

50 Cent/MTV Reality Show to Find "Street-Smart Business Mogul"

Variety is reporting news of a yet to be titled reality show with 50 Cent as judge:



"Ish Entertainment is behind the untitled 50 Cent show, which will center on 16 contestants as they live together and compete in challenges that relate to street savvy and business smarts. Show - kind of a hip-hop 'Apprentice' - will end each week with 50 Cent narrowing his search. Ish's Michael Hirschorn, Stella Stolper and Chris… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on May 30, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

LiveNation's Facebook App Lets Music Fans Track Tours, Buy Tickets

LiveNation's Facebook App Lets Music Fans Track Tours, Buy Tickets



LiveNation has made friends with Facebook. On Thursday, the company announced a new Facebook app that scans your music collection and cross-references your favorite artists with its touring calendar to generate a customized list of upcoming shows that you can post for your friends to see.



This being LiveNation, of course, you also get a chance to buy tickets to… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on May 30, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

KRS, Premo Set to Rock Bucktown Hip-Hop Festival!!!

KRS ONE, DJ Premier to headline the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival



The headliners of the Main Performance Day of the 2008 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival have finally been announced. Legendary MC KRS ONE and DJ Premier will be leading the charge this year on July 12th along with Brooklyn's own Buckshot.



KRS ONE is widely recognized as one of the greatest MC's of all time with a career spanning over two decades. From 'Criminal Minded' to 'Edutainment' to 'Return Of The Boom Bap' KRS… Continue

Added by mr.shadeed on May 29, 2008 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Chiba Lands Part in Vapors Film

CHIBA from VH-1 reality show 'Miss Rap Supreme' lands role in "VAPORS' movie



CHIBA, the stand-out female artist from the VH-1 reality show "Miss Rap Supreme" has landed a part in the upcoming film "The Vapors", based on the '80's seminal rap crew from Queensbridge—The Juice Crew.



The movie "The Vapors" will star Academy Award winning actor Cuba Gooding jr. as Marley Marl and Keke Palmer as Roxanne Shante. The film will be directed by Furqaan Clover-- who recently… Continue

Added by mr.shadeed on May 29, 2008 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Register to Speak Out Vote Campaign Launched in North Texas

Urban music/entertainment executive Vincent "Young Heartbreak" Tucker launches new voter registration campaign Register To Speak Out!



The regional campaign pledges to register 100,000 new voters for the November Presidential Election.



In an attempt to increase voter participation amongst youth in North Texas, Vincent "Young Heartbreak" Tucker is proud to present the Register To Speak Out!™ campaign. A non-partisan effort, Register To Speak Out!™ plans to help area… Continue

Added by mr.shadeed on May 29, 2008 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Hood Certified Clothing Launches Social Activism Clothing Line in Wake of Sean Bell Massacre

Rap / Hip Hop CEO Launches Social Activism Clothing Line

The Public's overall disappointment in the justice system's acquittal of all three police officers that were involved in firing well over 50 shots that killed unarmed motorist Sean Bell in Queens, NY., has prompted Rap / Hip Hop CEO Roc Cayard, Brand Manager at Hood Certified Clothing to launch a Social Activism Clothing Line.



The Sean Bell story will eventually completely fall off the Television news headlines and from… Continue

Added by mr.shadeed on May 29, 2008 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Prodigy Blogs from the Bing Part

P Goes in Pretty Deep on This One



FROM DE FACTO TO DE JURE



WHAT'S UP PEOPLE? I’M RIGHT HERE IN 23-HOUR KEEP LOCK CHILLIN LIKE A VILLIAN IN STATE PRISON. I’VE JUST FINISHED READING THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF NELSON MANDELA CALLED, LONG WALK TO FREEDOM. IT TOOK ME A WEEK TO READ IT CAUSE IT’S OVER 600 PAGES.



BUT, IT WAS WELL WORTH MY TIME. MANDELA IS ONE JAIL GOING, TIME SERVING MU’FUCCA. HE’S A TRUE FREEDOM FIGHTER. HE BELIEVED IN THE PRACTICES OF MARTIN LUTHER… Continue

Added by mr.shadeed on May 28, 2008 at 11:39am — No Comments

Timid Drops No Time For the Jibba Jabba on iTunes

Timid's sophomore solo album No Time For The Jibba Jabba hits iTunes World Wide



Timid's anticipated sophomore release, No Time For The Jibba Jabba, was released on his own label, Head Nod Music, and is now available on all iTunes outlets.



No Time For The Jibba Jabba states that Timid has no time for the rampant nonsense in Hip Hop and the world mentality, through that Head Nod music, and shows that lyricism, intelligence, and good Hip Hop isn't dead. The album contains… Continue

Added by mr.shadeed on May 28, 2008 at 11:17am — No Comments

SCION Links Up w/ Radio One in TX for MC/Producer Battle

SCION EVENTS PARTNERS WITH RADIO ONE STATIONS IN DALLAS AND HOUSTON FOR THEIR KEYS 2 THA CITY EMCEE AND PRODUCER BATTLE

Radio One Inc. – KBFB 97.9 The Beat in Dallas and KBXX 97.9 The Boxx in Houston are partnering up with Scion Events for their Keys 2 Tha City Emcee and Producer Battle. This event was designed to promote and expose independent Hip Hop artists and producers by giving them a once and a lifetime opportunity to shine with major market radio stations, at a big event with a… Continue

Added by mr.shadeed on May 28, 2008 at 11:16am — No Comments

ILL MIND WINS PRODUCER BATTLE IN ILLADELPHIA

'ILL MIND' WINS RED BULL BIG TUNE PHILADELPHIA REGIONAL MUSIC PRODUCER BATTLE

The city of brotherly love kicked off the 2008 Red Bull Big Tune Tour - the nations premiere music producer program. Twelve aspiring beatsmiths took the stage at Fillmore at The Theater of Living Arts packed deep with nearly 800 audience members in the first of eight regional competitions. Ill Mind of New Jersey was crowned the winner and Ritz- a Philadelphia native, earned runner up. Both will advance to… Continue

Added by mr.shadeed on May 28, 2008 at 11:14am — No Comments

I 'm Being Interviewed

I would like to interview you for my column on ..www. poormagazine. .. org.. Illin-N-Chillin.. PNN is a multi-media access project of POOR Magazine, dedicated to reframing the news, issues and solutions from low and no income communities, as well as providing society with a perspective usually not heard or seen within the mainstream media.

PNN news is generated in the Community Newsroom, and is published each week on… Continue

Added by The Chef on May 28, 2008 at 12:39am — 1 Comment

DMX's Landmark Album Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

10 YEARS OF RAW GRITTY SOUNDZ STILL BANGING IN THE STREETZ AND SPEAKERS - THE DEFINITION OF A CLASSIC ALBUM IT'S DARK AND HELL IS HOT WAS RELEASED ON MAY 19. 1998, AND DEBUTED ATOP BILLBOARD'S TOP 200 ALBUM CHART ON THE WAY TO 4.6 MILLION IN SALES. DAME GREASE ANCHORED THE PRODUCTION TEAM.



Today Marks a monumental day for when rap was in it's toughest, grimiest period. DMX released one of the most anticipated albums of that year, with a… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on May 27, 2008 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Independents Day: Dame Grease Goon Musik Vol I.


View the EXCLUSIVE Dame Grease episode this afternoon on Indie Planet TV

Added by Mumbo Sauce on May 27, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

“If music be the food of love, then why not combine them?”

Everyone accepts the fact that music makes an excellent accompaniment to cooking and dining, but I look at this phenomenon from a slightly different perspective. Over the years it transpires that just about all of us, editors and writers alike, enjoy cooking (and eating), but… Continue

Added by The Chef on May 27, 2008 at 8:08am — No Comments

Independents Day: Lil Kim Ms. G.O.A.T.

Added by Mumbo Sauce on May 27, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Independents Day: 5000 Watts Presents: Swisha House Classic Flows

Added by Mumbo Sauce on May 27, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

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