This Blog Will Be On A Short Hiatus (Bonus Mix: D Spliff of 1010 Spins – People I Grew Up With Vol 1)

Whats the good word?

Well the good word on my end is (as you can already tell by my non posting ass for the last month) I’m reworking the blog and have a lot of new things in store for you all.

So please be patient while I work on making everything a little more “FRESH”

Till then explore past posts cause thiers plenty of great stuff I posted over the last few months.And enjoy a classic hip hop mix by a classy guy and my good peoples……..

D Spliff of 1010 Spins – People I Grew Up With Vol 1


D Spliff has been One with the turntables since the age of 12. Armed with more of a need than a desire to skratch records, one day he tried imitating the opening skratch to De La Soul’s ‘Saturday’ on one of his cousins’ old Elvis records….and nailed it perfectly. His parents got him a set of Belt-driven Gemini turntables and mixer for that year’s Christmas.

His influences ranged from Grandmixer DXT, Dj Fuze, Dj Jazzy Jeff, (RIP) Mister Magic, Kool Dj Red Alert, Silver Surfer, Clark Kent, Pete Rock, FunkFlex, (RIP) Roc Raida, and Chill Will, in just about that order. Being a self-taught Dj (meaning no videos/books/ schools), he pretty much learned different skratches on his own. Other than the occasional skratch sessions with Local 139’er crew of Dj’s Nervousness, EQ, and SirPrize, he was pretty much on his own. Later being introduced to Nj’s own Dj No Good, he learned the basics of mixing house music, which he also began to incorporate into his hip hop skill set.Read more,listen, download and enjoy more mixes Here…


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Quote Of The Day (8/4): Bruce Lee

“Truth has no path. Truth is living and, therefore, changing. It has no resting place, no form, no organized institution, no philosophy. When you see that, you will understand that this living thing is also what you are.”
-Bruce Lee-

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Mixtape: Spitkicker & Smokin Needles Presents: DJ Rasta Root: The Best Of Tribe Vol. 1 (2005) (Free Download)

Originally released in 2005 in collaboration with Spitkicker and Smokin Needles, Dj Rasta Root’s The Best Of Tribe Vol.1 put together some of ATCQ’s best work along with exclusive interviews with people close to hip hop’s golden boys. Dj Rasta Root carefully blends live audio, catalogue songs with interviews intertwined with original samples. It has been doted as as one of the most prolific, detailed mixtapes ever made. Take a listen and see for yourself.

If you haven’t yet, please go see Beats, Rhymes & Life : The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest in theaters now.
-DJ Rasta Root-

Track listing:
001 Atcq Live In Nashville
002 Clap Your Hands
003 Booty
004 One Two Shit
005 Oh My God
006 Posdnuos On Meeting Atcq
007 Red Alert On Atcq
008 Sucka Nigga
009 Butter
010 Verses Of The Abstract
011 His Name Is Mutty Ranx
012 Phife On Bob Power
013 Skeff On Everything Is Fair
014 Vibes And Stuff
015 Hot 4 U
016 Get A Hold
017 Baby Phife’s Return
018 Jarobi On Tribe’s Impact
019 Large Professor On Buggin’ Out
020 Buggin’ Out A Tribe Called Quest
021 Steve Biko (Stir It Up)
022 Find A Way
023 The Chase Pt. 2
024 Phife On Mass Appeal
025 Phife On Atcq Family W/ Lord Sear On Shade 45 Sirius
026 Lyrics To Go
027 Excursions
028 Can I Kick It?
029 Everything Is Fair
030 Posdnuos On Scenario
031 Bob Power On Scenario
032 Scenario (Remix)
033 Footprints
034 Electric Relaxation
035 Tribe Radio Freestyle ’96
036 Phife Epiloque
037 Roots Gives Thanks

Download Here…
for the tracked out mix

Via: ://classicexample



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Event: Baba Brinkman – Rap Guide to Evolution (August 2011 Til October 2011 @ The Soho Playhouse, NYC)

The full Rap Guide to Evolution show is now playing at Soho Playhouse in NYC.
A smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe and around the world, THE RAP GUIDE is at once provocative and scientifically accurate, hilarious and intelligent. Brinkman performs his clever reworkings of popular rap singles as well as his own originals to illustrate Natural Selection, Sexual Selection, Evolutionary Psychology and the parallels between evolution and rap. As Edinburgh’s Scotsman newspaper said, “You’ll never look at a hip-hop music video in the same way again”.
For more information on the show and a complete listing of show times visit

Baba Brinkman – Rap Guide to Evolution
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Baba Brinkman is a Canadian actor and rap artist and former tree‑planter who has personally planted more than one million trees. Baba has received international acclaim for his rap comedy theatre shows, which cover topics as diverse as evolutionary psychology, the Canterbury Tales, democracy, and civil disobedience. Last year he won the Scotsman Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe for his “Rap Guide to Evolution,” which is transferring to New York in 2011. When he is not on tour, Baba resides in his hometown of Vancouver.

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FreEP: TV Girl – Benny And The Jetts EP (2011) (Free Download)

New EP from the San Diego duo TV Girl.

Download the EP on their Facebook Here…

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Mixtape – TMAS – The Set Up Vol. 2 (Featuring: A Tribe Called Quest, Jeru, Geto Boys, EPMD, Mc Serch, Black Sheep, & More) (2011) (Free Download)

Some more uptempo(ish) early nineties stuff (for the most part)…

Jurassic 5 – Jayou
Jeru – Statik
ATCQ – Award Tour
Sadat X – The Lump Lump
Geto Boys – Scarface
NWA – If It Ain’t Rough
Alkaholics – Make Room
Gang Starr – Step in the Arena
EPMD – Give the People
Dred Scott – The Story
Gang Starr – DWYK
Diamond D – Best Kept Secret
Beastie Boys – Root Down
MC Serch – Back to the Grill
Black Sheep – The Choice is Yours
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – T.R.O.Y.
Naughty By Nature – Ghetto Bastard
Grand Puba – What Goes Around (360 degrees)
Kurious – Fresh Out the Box
Double XX Posse – Not Gonna Be Able To Do It
Cypress Hill – Real Estate
Pharcyde – I’m That Type Of Ni**a
Pharcyde – Officer
DJ Format – The Hit Song
DJ Format – Vicious Battle Raps
Naughty By Nature – Sleepin’ on Jersey
EPMD – Rampage

Download: Here…

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Video: Out Da Box TV Presents: Roy Ayers Talks Hip Hop Sampling & Music Longevity (Bonus Video: Roy Ayers & Pete Rock – Searching ( Live @ Band on the Wall Manchester July 2011)

Out Da Box TV is proud to bring you a very special episode with Music Legend “ROY AYERS”. We got a chance to meet with Mr. Ayers during his recent visit to NY, where he was gracious enough to speak on some interesting topics. One of the key subjects discussed was Hip Hop Sampling of his music, which Roy explained he was happy with and in support of. He also spoke on why other musicians have been resistant to support sampling of their music, and shared some insight behind their reasoning. Now at 70 years of age, Roy is still performing and putting out new music. He explained that he enjoys doing it and feels the creative energy he had when he was younger. It was truly a pleasure to be in the presence of such an impactful artist. Everybody, from A Tribe Called Quest, to Pete Rock, Erykah Badu, Mary J Blige and so much more, have been influenced by this man. Although he’s famously know for his singles “Everybody Loves The Sunshine” and “Searching”, Roy’s vast catalog is filled with an abundance of great music, making him one of the most sampled musicians of all time. In meeting him, what I found extra special is his humble personality, he has a vibrant energy that speaks strongly in this interview. Ok, I’ll stop rambling now, and just let you peep for yourself. This was truly a wonderful experience. We hope you are inspired. Enjoy!!
-Out Da Box Tv-

Out Da Box TV Presents: Roy Ayers Talks Hip Hop Sampling & Music Longevity
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***Bonus Video)
Roy Ayers & Pete Rock – Searching ( Live @ Band on the Wall Manchester July 2011)
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Roy Ayers has a new album out entitled “King Of The Vibes” feel free to visit for more info.

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