Red Bull Thre3Style National Finals hits Orlando, FL June 21st – 23rd with an amazing cast of competing DJs from all over the United States. Red Bull Thre3Style is an innovative concept that gives highly skilled DJs a global platform to showcase their skills, battle and gain notoriety by rockin’ the dance floor and this year’s competition will prove to be more fierce than ever. The winner of Orlando’s National Finals will make their way …
Check out my man IZZY MAN and his first ever music video for Melody. If you’ve never heard of this young emcee, last year, Izzy was one of the few chosen by Mick Boogie and Talib Kweli to be included in their Blacksmith Community Mixtape. Below, you can listen and downoad (LOL) Look of Love, produced by IZZY, the track chosen in the Community Mixtape, along with some tracks off his Symphony sampler.
The days of pure artistry may in fact be more numbered than the staying power of The Invisible Hand theory. Art for it’s own sake is a theoretical beauty but in practice it is one ugly bird. Ask any veteran songwriter, producer or lyricist who still puts quality and message first in their craft what it’s like to sell entertainment with integrity and they will kindly kill you softly with a “don’t be mad but UPS ain’t hiring either…”
As Lemar and Dauley note, Thanksgiving is tomorrow and it’s time to give our thanks to our loved ones and those who have made an impact on our lives. Enter Mick Boogie, Terry Urban, and Lemar and Dauley with Le Da Soul: 20 Years of De La Soul, an homage to the hip hop legends in the form of (what else?) a mixtape.
Hit the jump for the download link and full tracklist.