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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Napoleon Da Legend - Mass Incarceration



By Ralo

The urban lifestyle has always been a hive of activity in the world of hip-hop culture. First there is the visually arresting images of graffiti, then there is the hypnotic rotation of turntables. You can't forget the acrobatic display of b-boys or the oral expression of MCing.

The lyricist or the MC has long been the center of attention in the sub-culture of underground hip-hop. There are often many questions about who is the best lyricist or who can beat who in a battle. The topic of discussion also centers on who's new record is wack, and who's new record is heat, or which newcomers sound good and shows promise.  Lyrics, delivery and production all play key roles in judging the quality of underground hip-hop. Noncommercial rap has always had more poetic value than its corporate under produced counterpart.


This week we focus our attention on one of the main issues plaguing the black community, mass incarceration. After President Linden Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act and The Civil Rights Act in the late 1960's, we have seen the explosion of black male incarceration. This is what author Michelle Alexander refers to as the New Jim Crow in her book of the same title. Most black men that are currently in prison are there for non-violent offenses. Over the years mandatory minimum sentencing laws have herded an exceptional amount of black men into prison slavery. Most of the nations prisons are privately owned for profit businesses that lock up black men for no other reason but to make money. Lots of these prisons are publicly traded on The Stock Market. This is 21st century slavery.

Napoleon Da Legend tackles this issue in his very timely "Mass Incarceration".


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Happy born Day Guru! Gangstarr all day on Fullblast Radio

Fullblast Radio has been kind to bless us with Guru music all day!!! Go to Fullblast Radio or click play on Off The Corner tolisten !! RIP to one of the best ever!!!


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

March9th: Sincerely Yours, Biggie

March9th: Sincerely Yours, Biggie

The legendary Biggie Smalls; mashed up, remixed, chopped, diced and sliced by Dj Tiger

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

VISUAL CAFFEINE-episode56- AKBAR


Peace and bliss planet rockers!

The award winning Visual Caffeine is back! Off The Corner is proud present this monthly program that has become something of an instant classic. It presents the fascinating history of Hip-Hop culture, as well a peek inside the world of  present day underground Hip-Hop.

To bring in the new year we build with AKBAR. He shares with us his story of migrating from yhe Bronx to Chicago and then back to the Bronx. He also stresses the importance of eating healthy. We also touch on the fact that he is a writer (Graffiti Artist). Sit back and enjoy yhe positive vibes!
Interview by John Robinson

 
VISUAL CAFFEINE-episode56- AKBAR from SEN ONE6 UZN on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

BLACK WOMAN MUSIC VIDEO CAPPADONNA


By Ralo

The urban lifestyle has always been a hive of activity in the world of hip-hop culture. First there is the visually arresting images of graffiti, then there is the hypnotic rotation of turntables. You can't forget the acrobatic display of b-boys or the oral expression of MCing.

The lyricist or the MC has long been the center of attention in the sub-culture of underground hip-hop. There are often many questions about who is the best lyricist or who can beat who in a battle. The topic of discussion also centers on who's new record is wack, and who's new record is heat, or which newcomers sound good and shows promise.  Lyrics, delivery and production all play key roles in judging the quality of underground hip-hop. Noncommercial rap has always had more poetic value than its corporate under produced counterpart.


This week our spotlight is on Wu Tangs' Cappadonna, who struck ouy on his won in 1998 with his debut album The Pillage. He followed that three years later with his sophomore album entitled The Yin And The Yang. He has since done seven full length albums. Number seven is a sequel album called The Pillage 2. The most recent song and video is Black Woman.

  

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Best Of The Blends V5 - Back On My Bullshit!

Best Of The Blends V5

Welcome to Best of the Blends volume 5, a mash up of hip hop and r&b artists over different tracks, the tracked version will be available tomorrow on www.djaytiger.com

Sunday, October 4, 2015

VISUAL CAFFEINE-episode 53-CYMARSHALL LAW



Peace and bliss planet rockers!

The award winning Visual Caffeine is back! Off The Corner is proud present this monthly program that has become something of an instant classic. It presents the fascinating history of Hip-Hop culture, as well a peek inside the world of  present day underground Hip-Hop.

This month we feature CYMARSHALL LAW. This MC has evolved into a force on the mic. From the UK to NJ- CYMARSHALL LAW does this Hip Hop thing to the fullest. We get the science on how he and his brother-SKIT SLAM aka BLACK BELT POEMS- make albums from 2 different continents! New Jersey is in the house!!

Sit back and enjoy!

VISUAL CAFFEINE-episode 53-CYMARSHALL LAW from SEN ONE6 UZN on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

DJ Soko "Land Mine" Feat. Rasheed Chappell (Prod. By Apollo Brown)


By Ralo

The urban lifestyle has always been a hive of activity in the world of hip-hop culture. First there is the visually arresting images of graffiti, then there is the hypnotic rotation of turntables. You can't forget the acrobatic display of b-boys or the oral expression of MCing.

The lyricist or the MC has long been the center of attention in the sub-culture of underground hip-hop. There are often many questions about who is the best lyricist or who can beat who in a battle. The topic of discussion also centers on who's new record is wack, and who's new record is heat, or which newcomers sound good and shows promise.  Lyrics, delivery and production all play key roles in judging the quality of underground hip-hop. Noncommercial rap has always had more poetic value than its corporate under produced counterpart.


This week our spotlight is on Michigan’s' own DJ Soko, known for his time spent Djing locally in his area. Now living in Brooklyn, DJ Soko has released a full length album titled "Domino Effect", which boasts a host of special guests. The album includes guest vocal appearances from Guilty Simpson, Ugly Heroes, Marvwon and more. "Land Mine" features underground heavyweight Rasheed Chappell.



Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sean Price ft. Jakk Frost "Admiral Greets General" (prod. By Statik Selektah)

Sean Price ft. Jakk Frost "Admiral Greets General" (prod. By Statik Selektah)

Source: Ambrosia for Heads

Today, nearly two months after Sean P's passing, Statik Selektah releases “Admiral Greets General.” The song is a straightforward bar-busting moment over a rich Soul loop. With an especially gravelly voice, this is one of Sean’s presumed final recordings—and like so many others, he gave it the most:

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Public Enemy "Mine Again"


By Ralo

The urban lifestyle has always been a hive of activity in the world of hip-hop culture. First there is the visually arresting images of graffiti, then there is the hypnotic rotation of turntables. You can't forget the acrobatic display of b-boys or the oral expression of MCing.

The lyricist or the MC has long been the center of attention in the sub-culture of underground hip-hop. There are often many questions about who is the best lyricist or who can beat who in a battle. The topic of discussion also centers on who's new record is wack, and who's new record is heat, or which newcomers sound good and shows promise.  Lyrics, delivery and production all play key roles in judging the quality of underground hip-hop. Noncommercial rap has always had more poetic value than its corporate under produced counterpart.

This week our spotlight is on Long Islands' own, Public Enemy. There is no need to wax poetic about the history of Raps' most important group. They have duration in the business that is almost unmatched. Since 1987 Public Enemy has been leading the way in the sub-genre of conscious Rap. Now, in 2015 Public Enemy is back with their 16th, yes 16th album, entitled Man Plans God Laughs The latest video from the project is called Mine Again. Centred in Africa, Mine Again delivers the  hard hitting message PE is known for.


Saturday, September 5, 2015

VISUAL CAFFEINE-episode52- THIRSTIN HOWL the 3rd


Peace and bliss planet rockers!

The award winning Visual Caffeine is back! Off The Corner is proud present this monthly program that has become something of an instant classic. It presents the fascinating history of Hip-Hop culture, as well a peek inside the world of  present day underground Hip-Hop.

Join us as we build with THIRSTIN HOWL the 3rd as he shares his knowledge on being an entrepreneur as well as an MC with 20+ experience in the Hip Hop music scene. 

Class is in session!


PEACE!!

  VISUAL CAFFEINE-episode52- THIRSTIN HOWL the 3rd from SEN ONE6 UZN on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Doug E. Fresh And Slick Rick "The Show" 30 Years Later


As a teenager my weekend ritual was tuning in to the commercial R&B stations in New York to hear the latest in independent Rap Music. We only got Rap Music for a few hours on the weekend on the radio in New York back then. You had to be in front of the radio ready to "tape" the newest independent releases. I was the person that would fall asleep with headphones on in the bed with the boom box trying to record the world premiers.

In 1985 stand-outs in the independent Rap scene included Brooklyns' Bad Boys Featuring K love on Starlite Records, which featured a replayed parody of The Inspector Gadget theme from the animated television series- produced For Bad Boys by Tony D. The Bad Boys single came complete with a music video (rare for 1985) directed by New Yorks' Dr Dre of Yo MTV Raps fame. This single a video played a key role in the development of the music video in Rap Music. Turn It Up by Kool Moe Dee on Sugarhill Records was also in heavy rotation on the weekend mix shows. This was his first single as a solo act and helped launch his career as a solo artist.

One hot August night in 1985 I was in front of the radio hoping to record something new for my most recent pause-edit mixtape. I heard the intro to The Show by Doug E. Fresh And Slick Rick and was completely blown away. Doug E. Fresh had previous hits with records like The Original Human Beat Box on Vintertainment Records, but this was like nothing I had heard up to that point.

The record starts with Chill Will and Barry B scratching "Oh my god" from The Cold Crush Brothers Punk Rock Rap and "Fresh" from Change The Beat by Beside. The track was produced by a 15 year old Teddy Reilly and featured the shaker sound that was used heavily in subsequent tracks produced by Herby Love Bug. The track also featured the same Inspector Gadget theme used by Bad Boys months earlier.

Needless to say The Show is revered as one of the most outstanding classics in the history of recorded Rap Music. Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick still continue to travel and perform, and audiences still can't seem to get enough of The Show.








Thursday, August 20, 2015

Visual Caffeine: Episode 51- PH Forever



Peace and bliss planet rockers!




The award winning Visual Caffeine is back! Off The Corner is proud present this monthly program that has become something of an instant classic. It presents the fascinating history of Hip-Hop culture, as well a peek inside the world of  present day underground Hip-Hop.
 
This month we bring you a tribute to a legend in true school Hip Hop- our brother PH. Broadcasting from Park Slope Brooklyn, we speak to Poison Pen and GMS about PH and his contributions to their lives.
Also we have some MC's spittin in the park- BUGZ, MONEY BAGZ, ACCESS IMMORTAL, J BUDDAHS, JOHN ROBINSON and POISON PEN all rock in the MS 51 park (PH went to school there).
We thought this was the best way to tell his story- with a cypher in Park Slope!

If you want to contribute to the family of PH: bitly.com/fundforph
 
 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FIRST DIVISION - THIS IZ THA TIME PROD. by DJ PREMIER

FIRST DIVISION - THIS IZ THA TIME Prod. DJ Premier


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Pumpkinhead (PH) Tribute Mix By VoKab


40 minute live DJ set dedicated to Pumpkinhead aka PH. 

Donate to the Memorial fund for Robert Diaz aka PH/Pumpkinhead Here


Robert Alan Diaz (September 17, 1975 – June 9, 2015)[1][2] known by his stage name Pumpkinhead or P.H., was an American rapper and hip hop artist. He grew up in the Park Slope area of BrooklynNew York with his mother and younger sister.

Music career[edit]

Pumpkinhead started as a boy at age 10. He began writing rap lyrics during his 6th grade language arts class after hearing the song "Nightmares" by Dana Dane. He also stated he was influenced by Redman and the Leaders of the New School, as well as Doug E. Fresh.[3] He also cites his experience of meeting 2Pac and witnessing his ability to write and record songs on the spot as a motivating factor in his emceeing.[3]
Pumpkinhead got a break in New York City hip hop when a friend of his gave a demo tape to Bobbito Garcia of the Stretch & Bobbito Show onWKCR.[4]
Pumpkinhead's breakthrough single was 1997's "Dynamic," which became a staple of mixtapes in the late 1990s. The World Famous Beat Junkies featured the remix—featuring guest appearances by Poka Face, Meat Pie, Ocean, What? What?, CES, DCQ and The Bad Seed—on their second mix CD, The World Famous Beat Junkies, Vol. 2 in 1998.
Pumpkinhead has been a guest on several hip hop albums by other artists. He appears on Immortal Technique's Revolutionary Vol. 1 (2001) and Revolutionary Vol. 2 (2003). He guest starred on Jean Grae's 2003 EP The Bootleg of the Bootleg, appearing on the track "Code Red" with his brother Block McCloud. In 2009, he started going by PH and released My Era (No Skinny Jeans Allowed), a mixtape remixing several 90's classics.[5]
 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Skyzoo - Luxury ft Westside Gunn

Skyzoo - Luxury ft Westside Gunn

Following the release of the leak single 'Suicide Doors', Skyzoo returns with the official first single off of Music For My Friends; "Luxury". The track, featuring Buffalo new comer Westside Gunn on the hook, is best described by Sky as "a New York trunk knocker". Sky further explains:
"The idea behind the record was to put together something that really felt like the city. Something that really felt like the NY that I know and grew up in. From the content to the beat, it feels like expensive cars driven by guys from down the block who figured out a way to get whatever they want and celebrate those realizations. That's how the city looked and felt to me growing up, and I wanted to build something like that for this generation that still tied into the album's overall theme of innocent ignorance and misguided desires".
Production wise, the song finds Skyzoo behind the boards for the first time, with coaching of course from his longtime collaborator !llmind. "I had this idea for what the song should be sonically, but I had trouble getting that from the producers I went to at the time. I decided to try to man the machine myself, but there was no way I was gonna be able to pull it off without my man !llmind and his genius talents playing Steve Kerr and coaching my efforts. I went to him with the idea, picked the drums, the loop, the change ups, etc, and he then helped orchestrate it and bring it to life".
Additionally, the video for "Luxury" has been shot and is in the works for an early June release.
Skyzoo's third solo album, "Music For My Friends", hits stores June 23rd via First Generation Rich Inc./Empire and can be pre-ordered here: smarturl.it/MFMF

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Fleetwood Fats : 'R-Evolution'

#FleetwoodFats - Life is about transformation. Failure and Success, because without failure success wont be appreciated. The world is full of evils and goods, you have good which is innocents, love, peace, happiness in which we all are born. then you have evils, which is a lesson taught an emotion that comes from neglect lack of love, and display of respect. We must rise above the evils, stand stronger and my more unified than the enemy. allow our energy to be one with the universe and not one with the way of modern humanity. Sincerely... @FleetwoodFats
Original Track By - The Fugees
My Condolences go out to everyone in the world, that has been affected by an Injustice law.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Slum Village - Push It Along Feat Phife Dawg

Slum Village - Push It Along Feat Phife Dawg

Produced by Young RJ and features the legendary Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest off the upcoming album titled "Yes"

J Dilla - Anthem by Rappcats



"Anthem" featuring Frank N Dank, produced by J Dilla. Mixed and mastered from the original 2-inch tape. 12-inch clear vinyl to be released on Pay Jay Productions, Spring 2013. http://ift.tt/X2XkOb

MARY J DILLA - I'M GOING DOWN by jdillaremixes



From the forthcoming Dj Tiger project "Mary J Dilla : The Future"

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