Classy, TBO is one first class act. A couple of rebels here to shake up and wake up Hip Hop, and break out with this classy video. The Magician has a 1920s vibe that helps tell the story. Loving the black and white scenes, and how the whole video was shot, very cinematic. I can’t wait to see what else The Black Opera is coming with next. BIG shout to kyLA, I see you lady. Check out TBO’s video game, yes video game Monsters & Robots.
This has taken me a while to write, but I realized it’s a way to keep his memory live. I am blessed for knowing you brother. Please donate to the Coleman Family for our brother Jovan Coleman aka J-1 aka THE DEER at MugPush.com.
I’m a big fan of the HVW8’s artwork and would check their site from time to time. One day I noticed there was a beat tape they sponsored called Attack of THE DEER. I played it over and over and had to meet the cat that put it together. I went to the Jay Stayed Paid event and asked my friend Kyla about J-1 and if he was there. She pointed him out. Clean pumas, fitted hat to match, star tatts on his elbows, and a cobra tattoo on the side of his neck vibing out on a House Shoes DJ set. I introduced myself, and right away we talked about music for hours like we were some old friends catching up. I thought it would be a great idea to have him do a top ten list for B+C. He was down but then flips it with a mix. J was on fire cranking out a mix right after the next. I was trying to keep up because I was doing the artwork for each one. It was always “GO” mode with that dude. A few mixes into it, he called me up and was like lets make this bigger. “Beats+Crates Radio podcast, with guest DJs.” I was like wow, and before I knew it, he had Teeko and Max Kane ready to go. B+C wouldn’t be what it is without J-1.
Our working relationship was a great combo, and he had the projects coming. It was the in between time when Weyez, J, and I would kick it, and that made our bond what it is… family. You can see folks that talked to J-1; he gave them that same attention, and respect. J was always building and growing every time he met someone professionally and personally. J-1 aka THE DEER grew the Animal Kingdom family worldwide, and touched many, many lives. J-1, you will be truly be missed. Thank you for the music, the laughs, the creativity, and the time. I salute you my brother.
A shot of Hornitos for J.
kyLA introduced me to TiRon one summer hanging out at the Do Over. Ever since then I’ve been keeping a close eye on this talented cat. Last year he dropped Ketchup and this year it’s MSTRD. Just like a food fight, but without the mess and a whole lot of fun. TiRon’s MSTRD quickly became a part of my heavy rotation playlist. And don’t sleep on the video to Ms. Right featuring Ayomari. Download TiRon – MSTRD here. Also check out TiRon’s other releases Ketchup and Handshakes & Ponds. BIG thanks TiRon for making the music.
TiRon ft. Ayomari – Ms. Right
TiRon ft. Blu & Asher Roth – The Richers
Please take note, the bar has been set high…because of this cat Magestik Legend. I can’t recall how it went down, but Kyla opened up my ears to Magestik Legend. I downloaded Free the night before, and my first thought was I’m too swapped to through something else on the ipod. I did it anyways and good thing too. On my way home I played Free, and my pace got faster. Had to get home and post this. Each track hit hard if not harder then previous one. Besides Magestik Legend producing tracks, I also saw Snowman Jack on there. The track In N Out that he produced had to be a banger, and it is.
“The FREE Project is dedicated to giving back to those who have supported his release since day one.” (excerpt from bio). If you’re not a fan yet, you will be. Download Magestik Legend – Free here. Also check out Magestik Legend on MySpace and Twitter. BIG thanks Kyla for keeping my ears open. LOL
Magestik Legend – Out There (prod. by Jay Fab)
Magestik Legend – Take 5 (Flashback 99′) (prod. by Magestik Legend)