Save Sessions LA

My friend, Trackstar the DJ, shot me an email about a youth program called Sessions LA  that he was involved with before he recently moved. Sessions LA is an opportunity for professionals like Trackstar to help and encourage kids through music. Sessions LA has been running on donations from the community and funds they have been able to drum up.  Now they need your help to stay in operation. Check out the video, read more about it, and give what you can. It’s a win-win for everyone, so lets keep building.

Here’s the story: when I moved out West, I left behind the non-profit organization I started in St. Louis to teach youth through Hip-Hop, hoping I’d find a similar organization in California where I could connect with a new group of like-minded individuals who wanted to use the genre as an educational tool. Our St. Louis program was great and provided a handful of kids with skills to help them harness their passion for Hip-Hop while applying real life lessons. However, due to a lack of funding, it was hard to expand past a certain point even though I always saw potential for it to grow. When I met DJ Phatrick in Los Angeles (through friend of TSS, Bambu), I discovered an organization called SESSIONS LA that executed the vision I had for my program and did much more. — Trackstar the DJ

Donate what you can to Indiegogo.com/SaveSessionsFor more information check out Sessions LA and The Smoking Section. Check out the album the kids from the program have put together.  BIG Thanks Trackstar.

Kid Vishis – Sick Em Vol 2: Bar 4 Bar

Yes Mr. Trackstar the DJ is cranking’em out. Mixing mixtapes, making mixtapes, and doing events this cat is every where. And when it comes to music, he knows what he’s talking about so listen closely. 4:20 is known for a few things, and now for the day Kid Vishis dropped Sick Em Vol 2: Bar 4 Bar mixed by Trackstar the DJ. Kid Vishis kills it. I don’t have to tell you where Kid Vishis is from because it’s written all over this mixtape. Sick Em Vol 2: Bar 4 Bar holds up to the quality you expect from a Detroit artist and well worth the listen. I have it on heavy rotation in the headphones. Download Kid Vishis – Sick Em Vol 2: Bar 4 Bar here. BIG Thanks to the homie Trackstar the DJ for the heads up on this one. Keep banging those mixtapes out my friend. BIG shout to The Smoking Section.

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Kid Vishis – The Execution ft. Royce Da 5’9″

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Kid Vishis – Werewolf

Rockwell Knuckles – You’re Fucking Out, I’m Fucking In

I’ve been rocking Rockwell Knuckles‘s latest project, You’re Fucking Out, I’m Fucking In. This cat is on another level with his crazy flow.  And the tracks he gets down on have the big sound you know are going to rattle some speakers. I really can’t say enough about You’re Fucking Out, I’m Fucking In except get it and get it now. Rockwell Knuckles is going to blow up. Download Rockwell Knuckles – You’re Fucking Out, I’m Fucking In here. BIG thanks to Trackstar The DJ for introducing Rockwell Knuckles to my ear man and tweeting about this one.

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Rockwell Knuckles – Play Catch

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Rockwell Knuckles – Unstoppable

Rockwell Knuckles – Choose Your Own Adventure

When you’re out and about on the streets, you never know when someone is going to drop some dope tracks on you.  That’s what happened to me the other day.  I was kicking it at The Originators store and I spotted my man DJ Trackstar hanging out.  We got to talk about projects and he dropped Rockwell KnucklesChoose Your Own Adventure on me.  I first heard about Rockwell Knuckles via a tweet about a track that Black Spade produced. Shortly after that, Build and Destroy dropped with Breakthrough featuring Rockwell Knuckles. Long story short, on my way up to the bay I had Choose Your Own Adventure in my car and played it for 3 of the 6 hours it took me to drive.  As I was driving I even tweeted a thanks to Trackstar for giving me this heads up.  You just have to give Choose Your Own Adventure a listen.  It is dope.  From the production to the clever lyrics, you’ll Choose Your Own Adventure.  Download Rockwell Knuckles – Choose Your Own here.  BIG thanks Trackstar for the heads up on this one.

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Rockwell Knuckles – Choose Your Own Adventure

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Rockwell Knuckles – Wish You Were Here

Black Spade – Build and Destroy

I’ve been waiting for this since To Serve With Love.  If you don’t know about Black Spade, this is a good time to be introduced to him with his new mixtape Build and Destroy.  Once you cop it, I guarantee you will be digging up everything else Black Spade makes.  From St. Louis, Black Spade produces banging tracks and has a flow like no other. He’s made an instant classic with To Serve With Love (get it if you don’t have it).  He is a member of the super group Hawthorne Headhunters, has contributed to many projects like Starship 27 compilation, and is now here to Build and Destroy.  This mixtape is filled with crazy production by Black Spade that has a hypnotic sound that you’ll be nodding your head to.  Black Spade has gathered up equally dope guests from Coultrain to El Prez for this project.  This is one of those times I urge you to stop reading and download Black Spade – Build and Destroy NOW!  Check out Black Spade on MySpace and Twitter.  BIG thanks to Black Spade for making the music, and BIG shout to Trackstar, Union LA, & Smoking Section.

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Black Spade – Breakthrough ft. Rockwell Knuckles & Vic Mensah

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Black Spade – The Cool Out ft. El Prez & Vandalyzm