Archive for Behind the Scenes
Alicia Keys speaks about Keep A Child Alive and her upcoming album The Element Of Freedom.
Loving what she’s doing.
Spotted at Onsmash.com
Very cool to see how they made a song for the BlakRoc project
So bummed I wasn’t at this
Dame put the right ingredients together when he got The Black Keys to provide the soundscape for MC’s like Q-Tip, Mos Def and Pharoahe Monche to rap over. If it seems random that Dame is collaborating with a rock group like The Black Keys read his explanation under the video.
Check out the song featuring Mos Def and Jim Jones HERE and this video shows you how it went down.
According to Mr. Dash:
“My assistants, who are now actually A&Rs, were going to a Black Keys concert for their birthday and I wasn’t invited,” he explained. “Usually on their birthdays we all do it together and the reason why I wasn’t invited was because the concert was sold out . And I had never heard of The Black Keys and I was like y’all still gonna go without me. And they was like ‘Yo it’s The Black Keys.” So I was like, lemme hear this group. So I start listening to them and they actually became my favorite group. They were on heavy rotation so we just reached out and we kicked it with them and I was like, ‘I wonder what would happen if we got Jim Jones and the Keys in the studio’ and Jim came in and all of a sudden Mos came in and then [it] just built from there. “
Mr. Offishall shows us how he’s making it around Asia
If this song doesn’t get you excited I want you to slap yourself about 10 times really hard.
See him making the song and then download/stream here
His album Straight No Chaser is coming out October 19th. Looking forward to it.
On Wednesday night we celebrated the upcoming release of TiRon’s debut video Throwing My Money at the Echo in LA and it felt like the arrival of the newest star in hip hop. Most of LA’s dopest artists came out to support including Pac Div, Blu, Dom Kennedy, Shawn Chrystopher, Diz Gibran and Brook D’Leau of J*Davey. It was a packed house that got treated to a great show and the world premiere of the video. On Tuesday it hits the net and you’ll get to see it too.
TiRon rocking the mic
Yours truly hosting the night
Mibbs of Pac Div
In Oprah’s latest episode she brought back her classic Michael Jackson interview that was a worldwide event. He hadn’t done an interview in over a decade but after he released Dangerous- before there was scandal and accusations- he sat down with Oprah for this live broadcast and 90 MILLION people tuned in!!!
This dude Ebrahim has a ridiculous amount of talent! Watch as he does an original track by himself real quick then lays some of my favorite vocals on it too!