This was actually an entry in the still on-going Stones Throw Video Contest, so you can call it fan made, but I suppose you could also call it “official” in the sense that the label is co-signing it. Either way, it came out dope. Directed and edited by Tuomas Vauhkonen and Jeremias Nieminen.

01. Blvck Genesis (prod. by Goke)
02. All Blvck Everything (prod. by Labrinth)
03. Blvck Soap feat. M1 (prod. by The Beatnikz)
04. Blvck Like Burt Reynolds feat. MC NoCando, Outwrite, Icon The Mic King, Psalm One & Mike Eagle (cuts By DJ True Justice, prod. by 9th Wonder)
05. Blvck Blanka (prod. by Homicide)
06. Blvck Hole feat. Hap Hathaway & Himp C (prod. by Hap Hathaway)
07. Blvck C.O.T.S. feat. Alice The Goon (prod. by Hybrid Grey)
08. Blvck Rain feat. Gon (prod. by Isma’il Mitchell)
09. Blvck Rosaries (Celebrate) feat. Freddie Bunz (prod. by The Cratez)
10. Blvck Gifted (prod. by Marley Marl)
11. Blvck Rock Lockdown (prod. by Taj, Charlie-G & Hybrid Grey)
12. Blvck Glory (prod. by LexZyne Productions)
13. Blvck Red & Blvck (cuts by DJ True Justice, prod. by 9th Wonder)
14. Blvck Russians feat. LoDeck & Complex (prod. by Will Taubin)
15. Blvck Gangstaz (prod. by Wiley)
16. Blvckspot (prod. by Bronze Nazareth)

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QUESTION: Are you in the DJ BATTLE THIS WEEKEND???

[taken from previous interview with djSQEME on 06/24/11 via www.parkerhiphop.com]

So I hear there is gonna be a battle of the DJs at the BlueWater Resort and Casino with local DJs and I hear that your were not invited to perform at this battle, why is that? Is there any reason why they haven’t put you on the roster to battle with these local DJs?
eh, yeah… well thats an interesting topic, i mean everyone is asking YOU IN IT? IS RAYZA IN IT? I SEEN A FLYER ABOUT A LOCAL DJ BATTLE WHERE’S SQEME & RAYZA? actually NO we weren’t allowed to be in it, and it’s something RAYZA & I both were trying to get into just because WE both knew that our fans would be asking… so apparently the LOCAL & HOUSE DJ BATTLE will NOT having anyone LOCAL (from PKR) in it… from the information we gathered its kids from Blythe and the GM’s son… So the story goes the person in charge of the event WAS NOT letting any walk-in DJs, it is INVITATION ONLY from GROUPS/DJs that have played in the CASINO. so that is them kids from Blythe (don’t know name), them Castro’s (but they declined to enter), DJ WIZARD (a local kid i’m teaching to DJ), and the GM’s son (obvious reasons)… it sounded like ONE DJ from the 4 listed, but the blythe kids got 2 or 3 entries i don’t know what that was about? then WIZARD… see WIZ said they hit him up and they said they are gonna allow him or an associate of him enter the DJ BATTLE.. he said cool, they were gonna email him and have a meeting… after that he called me, i said i’d do it tell me when the meeting is… he said cool, and he has yet to get back at me… so we missed the meeting… apparently they didn’t like the no show… but when RAYZA tried to contact someone about the the whole situation, they replied WIZARD HAS TO CONTACT THEM TO APPROVE that RAYZA or SQEME is gonna take his place… that didn’t happen and they weren’t letting any LOCALS walk-in, (we tried) so that was that… here we are, i seen a flyer in the paper that advertised DJ WIZARD to be in that battle, (but they haven’t heard from him so they were suppose to have taken him out the battle) so they are false advertising a LOCAL DJ in this battle probably to save face that its really just 3 Blythe DJs and the GM’s son.. SMH, next question…

 

[full interview can be read here]

Canibus – Lyrical Law

June 27, 2011

1. Lyrical Law Introduction
2. Lyrical Noir
3. The Art Of Yo
4. The Emerald Cypher Feat Killah Priest
5. The Golden Cypher Feat Rass Kass
6. The Cypher Or Agartha Feat Copywrite & Planet Asia
7. Cypher Of Steel
8. Cypher Of Five Mics Feat Chino XL
9. The Cypher Of Bread & Butter Feat Royce Da 5′9″
10. Bis & Sun & Rock Feat Heltah Skeltah
11. The Ghost Of Hip Hops Past
12. Cypher With Self
13. Rip Vs Poet Laureate

Hip Hop producer Hi-Tek has just revealed a gem this afternoon by liberating this previously recorded Little Brother record on his youtube page. To much surprise, this record apparently didn’t make the cut on their impressive 2007 release, Left Back. Check it out below and let us know what you think!

http://www.hulkshare.com/qqj06hfh6lpb

Being offered is a well-executed and extensive BBC documentary entitled Once Upon a Time in New York – The Birth of Hip Hop, Disco & Punk. Making the point that by the 1970s most pop music in the USA was dominated by West Coast artists and that NYC – despite being home to a plethora of creative types, was experiencing a period of stunted growth – the video goes on to explain how three unique and revolutionary genres of music managed to sprout from the squalor of this gritty, decades-old New York. From the rise of punk in the Bowery’s legendary CBGB to the glamorous all-night debauches of Studio 54 in midtown Manhattan, and the rough beginnings of modern hip-hop in the South Bronx, Once Upon a Time in New York does an excellent job of chronicling how the city reclaimed musical relevance in the 1970s. Including interviews with the likes of Patti Smith, Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, Tommy Ramone, Chris Stein, David Mancuso, Jayne County and more, the video is certainly worth a watch for anyone interested in the history of music.

Source: FRESHNGOOD.COM

What is your deejay name and what crew do you represent?
i go by DJ SQEME (pronounced SCHEME [skeem] )…

With so many DJs, Who, in your opinion, is the most, all around, complete DJ?
my favorite by far is DJ P.. dude is way sick, seen him a couple times live. in April we flew to Kansas City to watch him. DJ Z-TRIP also, seen him in PHX at the REDBULL THR3E STYLE DJ BATTLE..

What were some of your early  influences in music?
everything, i’m an 80’s baby so i love the 80’s and have fun spinning that…. when dj RAYZA is spinning it to gets wild.. bout 6-7 years ago we released a GROWN FOLKS mixcd here in PKR with all 80’s it was dope.

What was your first experience with hip-hop music?
ha, it was probably PLANET ROCK. my uncle had the single on record (which i still own to this day) and then i started breaking.. BEAT STREET also

What elements make up a good DJ?
being able to rock all crowds doing you, not being a JUKEBOX.. not only knowing the music but technical skill, scratching, blending.. also being original.. now days any asshole can buy a laptop and SERATO with some turntables and think they a DJ, haha GTFOH with that.. its funny watching these DJs trying to mix but they’re looking at their laptop matching WAVEFORMS.. hahaha

When you go digging for records what kind of records do you have in mind or is it just snatch and grab?
It’s kinda BOTH… i usually know of certain ones i want but when we DIG its just mainly going thru the crates and boxes

Simpsons or Family Guy?
hahaha.. Family Guy is like the raw adult version of The Simpsons, but The Simpsons started this gangster shit so i’ma ride with them…

Ok let’s get down to business , what are your thoughts on these local DJs I heard they like to call out other DJs.
ha, in the beginning RAYZA & SQEME would get under cut by other local DJs claiming to do what we do. that was fine, our price was based on skill and party rocking. no one in PKR is as skilled as us simply put. they all say what they say online and to their friends and word gets to us, and we see deez guys in town but they ain’t saying any of that. -shruggs shoulders- i ain’t got beef with any of these dudes really, yall can do all the shows you want in PKR… RAYZA & SQEME are doing shows all over, but your still in PKR…

So I hear there is gonna be a battle of the DJs at the BlueWater Resort and Casino with local DJs and I hear that your were not invited to perform at this battle, why is that? Is there any reason why they haven’t put you on the roster to battle with these local DJs?
eh, yeah… well thats an interesting topic, i mean everyone is asking YOU IN IT? IS RAYZA IN IT? I SEEN A FLYER ABOUT A LOCAL DJ BATTLE WHERE’S SQEME & RAYZA? actually NO we weren’t allowed to be in it, and it’s something RAYZA & I both were trying to get into just because WE both knew that our fans would be asking… so apparently the LOCAL & HOUSE DJ BATTLE will NOT having anyone LOCAL (from PKR) in it… from the information we gathered its kids from Blythe and the GM’s son… So the story goes the person in charge of the event WAS NOT letting any walk-in DJs, it is INVITATION ONLY from GROUPS/DJs that have played in the CASINO. so that is them kids from Blythe (don’t know name), them Castro’s (but they declined to enter), DJ WIZARD (a local kid i’m teaching to DJ), and the GM’s son (obvious reasons)… it sounded like ONE DJ from the 4 listed, but the blythe kids got 2 or 3 entries i don’t know what that was about? then WIZARD… see WIZ said they hit him up and they said they are gonna allow him or an associate of him enter the DJ BATTLE.. he said cool, they were gonna email him and have a meeting… after that he called me, i said i’d do it tell me when the meeting is… he said cool, and he has yet to get back at me… so we missed the meeting… apparently they didn’t like the no show… but when RAYZA tried to contact someone about the the whole situation, they replied WIZARD HAS TO CONTACT THEM TO APPROVE that RAYZA or SQEME is gonna take his place… that didn’t happen and they weren’t letting any LOCALS walk-in, (we tried) so that was that… here we are, i seen a flyer in the paper that advertised DJ WIZARD to be in that battle, (but they haven’t heard from him so they were suppose to have taken him out the battle) so they are false advertising a LOCAL DJ in this battle probably to safe face that its really just 3 Blythe DJs and the GM’s son.. SMH, next question…

Where can we find you for bookings and mixes and other information about you?
oh yeah, www.djsqeme.com i post mixes and updates/reviews on shows… and of course twitter djSQEME i’m always on there.. and facebook, DjSQEME page (be sure to click that LIKE button)

Do you have any shout out you would to do?
werd.. shout out PARKERHIPHOP.COM, UNDERNEATHTHEDESRT.COM, the crew DJ RAYZA, DIRK, my brotha.. everyone who support me and comes out to the shows and events…

1. Intro ft. Slaine
2. Lord Giveth Lord Taketh Away
3. Rap Money ft. Daz Dillinger
4. Affiliated ft. Reks & PUSH! Montana
5. Wild Style ft. Termanology & Fred The Godson
6. Already ft. Trae Tha Truth
7. Keep it Warm For Ya ft. Smoke Dza & Chace Infinite

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More details on the previously announced collaboration between Frank Ocean and Nas have surfaced on the web. As Pitchfork points out, Hodgy Beats stated that he, Tyler, the Creator and Mr. Ocean are currently working on a song with the Queensbridge rapper.

The song is almost finished; we’re just waiting on a verse… I’m just stoked to be on a song with [Nas].”

In related news, Tyler has added another prominent name to his steadily increasing catalogue as he has recorded a song with Pusha-T, titled “Trouble on My Mind”. The official clip to the tune, directed by Jason Goldwatch, has already been completed. The song will appear on Pusha’s forthcoming solo EP. Stay tuned!

RZA drops off a previously unreleased record today courtesy of his twitter page. The song serves as part of his weekly, “Wu-Wednesdays” series, and even though its Thursday, you can still enjoy the single in its full glory below. As with all Wu-Wednesday drops, here is the accompanying quote from RZA courtesy of Bob Marley:

“Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.” Bob Marley

http://soundcloud.com/hypetrak/rza-featuring-rev-william