2.Glidin’ feat. Tzarizm 03:35
3.Time Flies 03:22
4.A Vibe Called Stress feat. Tzarizm 03:26
5.Menace To Sobriety feat. Madness 03:52
6.The Difference 04:05
2.Glidin’ feat. Tzarizm 03:35
3.Time Flies 03:22
4.A Vibe Called Stress feat. Tzarizm 03:26
5.Menace To Sobriety feat. Madness 03:52
6.The Difference 04:05
What can I say about this mixtape from Emilio Rojas other than he is one of the most versatile in the current game of spitters. Dudes vocal dexterity is really amazing. Also dude has be going in for years now. What you don’t know??? Take a listen to this if you like lyrical MC’s that know how to make a good song. There is something for everyone on this one.
3.P@$$Y And Cologne (I Got It)
6.I Thought You Knew
7.One Last Time
11.Take A Good Look Around
13.Show Me What You Got (BONUS TRACK)
Dj Crowd and Mike Chedda dig in the crates to deliver a compilation of Common’s body of work thus far. Common is most known these days for his acting career, and his shots fired at Drake claiming hip-hop is full of sweet dudes that make hip-hop soft with trying to sing on every record. Though I never looked at Com or his music for being hardcore; I’ve always respected his honesty and approach to making music. As for how I feel about the Drake vs Common beef??? I feel like in the one round we have heard so far Drake’s slick clever delivery gave him a bit of an edge. It’s hard to see one of your hero’s look human in a battle. I feel like Common will bounce back second round of this one for sure. He’s too solid of an MC to count out just yet. Well decide for yourself. Enjoy!
New mixtape from “Mr Hustle Hard” Maino, Dj Green Lantern,& djinfamousATL Lay the smackdown with “I Am Who I Am: The Album Before The Album”
The streets already know how this Brooklyn hustler gets down for his. Maino pulls cards quicker than Gambit plying Texas Hold Em’.
Follow on twitter @Mainohustlehard @djgreenlantern @djinfamousATL
Siagon and Jus Blaze are at it again on there mission to restore hardcore hip-hop with a vengence. This is the 3rd installment of Saigon’s Warning Shots mixtape series, and the theme of exposing the softness that’s taken over the mainstream is in full throttle. Sai is never short of truth in his lyrics, and with Jus Blaze on the beats; you know it’s nothing less than a soundtrack for the streets. Strap on your Tims, roll up a Phillie, crack a 40, and enjoy the street-hop we all miss. Enjoy!
Necro recently announced the release date for his new EP Murder Murder Kill Kill, which is due to drop before the collaborative album with veteran MC, Kool G Rap. The new EP is due in stores on January 17th, 2012 via indie record label, Psycho+Logical Records. Necro said that he had been working on The Godfathers album with Kool G Rap over the past five months, and that LP will be “insane.”
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As a student and huge fan of Hip Hop I’ve been fortunate enough to have experienced all 4 of the elements (Emceeing, B-Boying, Graffiti, and DJing), both personally and professionally. Of all of these elements, Djing has always been the key element to this culture. I mean, let’s call a spade a spade right? It’s not rocket science. No DJ! No B-Boying, and definitely no emceeing! To me that sounds like no hip hop. So I’m a pay respect, where respect is due… Right? Right!!!
Oh, yeah! and one more thing… Don’t forget it was DJ Kool Herc who pioneered Hip Hop, when he came from Jamaica W.I., and decided to start expressing his love for music in the park. It is also the DJ, who continues to keep this art alive through Mixtapes and Mix Shows. They are even hosting morning radio shows in some of the larger cities in our nation.
So, It’s time for me to do 2 things. First, I would like to start my mission of introducing you, our wonderful Culture Vault Radio audience to the Orlando Hip Hop Movement. Second, pay homage to the DJ.
Now, I know what your thinking, “Here comes another watered down rapper who thinks he’s/she is the next Rick Ross or Trina”. Well, hang on to your 59 50 hat, cause Orlando is definitely more than Disney and Maybach music. In the words of Common Sense, “What I’m talking about ya’ll, is Hip Hop”. That all-star era hip hop… With that being said, I better get started before you stop reading.First, up in the Orlando series is a DJ Team, called Panik Productions. I recently caught up with DJ Chaos and DJ Maestro (Brothers), and got a chance to chop it up with the fellas to see what they have been up to.
CultureVaultRadio: Where are you guys from? Tell me a little bit about your background.
DJ Maestro: Originally from Peru, we moved to Miami, FL in 1980 at ages 4 (Maestro) and 5 (Chaos). After 4 years in Miami, we moved to North Carolina, where we started breaking. In 1985, at the height of the hip-house movement, we moved to Chicago. We joined a dance crew and the head of the crew (Willie Colon) introduced us to DJ’ing. He gave us a bunch of old house/freestyle records, a pair of rubber band powered Technics turntables, and a mixer. That’s how it all started. In 1991, we moved to Orlando, FL and went to Dr. Phillip’s HS. House music started turning into techno, so we started collecting hip-hop records.
CultureVaultRadio: How & when did you guys’ start DJing?
DJ Chaos: In 1991, we started studying DJ’s competing in the DMC battle circuit (Q-Bert, Mixmaster Mike, Roc Raider, Rob Swift) and started putting together routines. In 1993, we competed in the first Dr. Phillip’s Battle Of The Bands. Code 4 took first place, Maestro took 2nd, and Chaos took 3rd. From there, we formed Panik Productions and started promoting parties in Orlando, FL.
CultureVaultRadio: Tell me a little about your mixtape history.
DJ Chaos: We made our first mixtape in 1997. It was called “Straight Out The Box”. That was back when mixtapes were actual cassette tapes. In 1999, we released “Pandemonium”. In 2000, we won the Volusia County Fair DJ battle and a guest spot on the 102JAMZ Traffic Jam. In 2001, we put out a mixtape called “Politix” and joined forces with Rayon N$X Payne on 95Live (N$X was sentenced to prison for masterminding the largest unlicensed radio network in US history). In 2002, after 95Live got shut down, we put out a mixtape called “Rebirth”. In 2003, we did some Mixshow Weekends out in Fort Myers with DJ Quest & DJ 007. In the same year, we put out a mixtape called “No Tomorrow”. In 2004, we released “Warhedz Radio”. In 2006, we released the best of “The Afternoon Crash” (the show we co-hosted with N$X on 95Live). The CD is called “Unfinished Business”. Then we went on hiatus, until we came back in 2011 with “The Best of Jonny Storm”.
CultureVaultRadio: What was your first professional gig?
DJ Maestro: Our first professional gig was in 1995. We partnered with Wize World of Muzik to promote a club night called “Release Yo Delf” at The Round & Round Express Lounge in Orlando, FL.
CultureVaultRadio: How do you separate yourself from other DJs?
DJ Chaos: Our versatility. We play everything: hip-hop, R&B, reggae, disco, funk, soul, house, freestyle, etc. And there’s no substitute for experience. We’ve rocked clubs, radio, mixtapes, etc.
CultureVaultRadio: Who influenced your style?
DJ Maestro: Q-Bert, Roc Raider, Rob Swift, Craze, Bad Boy Bill, Julian Perez, Jazzy Jeff, Kid Capri, Premier, Funkmaster Flex, Tony Touch, Doo Wop…that’s just to name a few. We’re students of the art form…we learn from everybody.
CultureVaultRadio: What is PanikVision?
DJ Chaos: We formed Panik Productions in 1993.It comes from the word His-panic. And like most names in hip-hop, we changed the spelling by adding a “k” to the end. In April 2011, we launched PanikVision.com. We wanted a website/blog with video content that reflected our personal taste/vision. It has a hip-hop feel because that’s who we are but we also post new videos every day on world news and other forms of entertainment because we’re also interested those things. Then we expanded the site to showcase our webcast/mixshow called “The PanikAttack” which is live Mon-Thurs 8-10pm with all of our shows available on-demand. Next, we added a Mixtapes page, which in part was inspired by our work on “The Best of Jonny Storm” mixtape. We made our entire mixtape catalog available for free download and then started featuring releases by new and veteran Orlando artists. We promoted the release of Storm’s mixtape and the new Mixtapes page on a special edition of The PanikAttack. It continued from there and we expanded the mixshow to include interviews (in-studio or Skype) of different players in the entertainment industry. Viewers can interact via the chat room or they can call into the show. So in a nutshell, people who share our taste in entertainment can visit the site and stay connected to the latest in music, world news, sports, etc. And if they’re looking for a wide variety of classic tunes mixed by veteran DJ’s, they can join the webcast or download the latest mixtapes.
CultureVaultRadio: What was your objective when you created PanikVision?
DJ Maestro: To create a website that reflected our personal tastes and to create a platform for artists who might not otherwise have an outlet for their art, including us.
CultureVaultRadio: Has it become all that you intended it to be?
DJ Maestro: We’re still in the early stages of building the brand but basically, we stay true to ourselves. We’re also trying to expose people to a side of Orlando’s hip-hop culture that doesn’t get enough shine. We’re trying to dead the “crabs in a bucket” mentality. We support talented artists and their brands. In return, they expose their fans to our movement. Together everyone achieves more. The Internet is a huge opportunity for all of us. As people become more familiar with the technology available to view content and interact, we hope to expand our network and watch the brand continue to grow.
CultureVaultRadio: What was the highest point of your career to date?
DJ Chaos: The exposure we’re getting from PanikVision.com right now is the highest point of our career. We have people from all over the world visiting the site. In all, people from 40 different countries come to PanikVision.com: China, Japan, India, Russia, The UK, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Spain, just to name a few. And in the US, people from 27 states visit the site every day. We hope that the best is yet to come.
CultureVaultRadio: Who have you worked with? Who do you want to work with in the future?
DJ Chaos: We’ve worked with 102JAMZ and 95Live in Orlando, FL and 105.5 The Beat in Fort Myers, FL. We’ve DJ’d at pretty much every club in Orlando and even promoted club nights in Southeast Missouri State. We’ve worked with a lot of Orlando artists, including The Warhedz, All Terrain, Jonny Storm, and Trop Montune. We’ve worked with a lot of DJ’s in Orlando, including Nasty, Disco, Mega DJ’s, Greg G, Point Blanc, Verse, C-Smoov, Cutloose, Code 4, and Jevi Jay.
CultureVaultRadio: How should aspiring artist approach DJs to get their music played?
DJ Maestro: We can’t speak for other DJ’s but if you have music or
videos, just email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. If it’s quality music, we’ll play
it on the show. If the video’s on point, we’ll post it on the site.
CultureVaultRadio: What advice can you give to upcoming artists?
DJ Chaos: Make art from the heart. Stay true to yourself. Be original. Be consistent.
CultureVaultRadio: #1 album of all time?
Panik Productions: Wu-Tang’s “Enter The 36 Chambers”. It was a game-changer.
I remember when my friend at Spin Magazine Prim Chuensumran gave me a promotional press copy Eminem’s first major release The Slim Shady LP in early January of 1999. By that time Eminem’s buzz scorched through Hip-Hop’s Underground scene with a strong campaign dating back to 97′s The Slim Shady EP. His witty word play, humorous, shock valued, smash mouth approach to lyrics had everyone surprised that all this came from a white kid named Marshall Mathers out of Detroit of all places. Not only were we blown away by his witty approach to rapid fire flows, concepts, and cadences, but we had to respect his ability to go off the top of the head and somehow stay in the same cadence as his writing. It was like witnessing magic. Just ask Dr. Dre who fought and won a intense bidding war to sign Eminem. Mr. Mathers started to make appearances on records with his cronies out of Jersey the Outsidaz, did features for Rawkus’s Sound Bombing compilation LP, had a cartoon series on the internet, competed in the Scribble Jam’s MC battle, and the Rap Olympics; having legendary battles with Dose 1 (12 Hobos), Juice (MoleMen). Let’s not forget the beef with Cage Kennylz.
The beef with underground legend Cage Kennylz all started when Cage called my radio show (The Night Train 89.9 fm NY), and said “I got Eminemz bouncing off my balls”. Cage claimed Eminem took his rhyme style and ran with it. The idea of Marshall biting Cage’s style made it difficult to choose sides, and was a little disheartening. Marshall was bringing new hope and excitement to hip-hop with his raw energy and determination. Though most hip-hop fans would doubt Em’s rebuttal to Cage’s claims; Em said he’d never heard a Cage record, or knew he even existed. The face to face battle would never happen. They would later trade offensive verses on records for at least 10 years.
When I finally got my promo copy of The Slim Shady LP from Prim, I rushed home with knowing I was about to witness history via cassette tape. I fired up a blunt, turned on my red tinted light in my bedroom, cracked a 40oz of Old English, and eased back in my recliner to immerse myself into this LP. I was about 8 songs in, and I thought it was really dope that he so far only featured one guest appearance by Dr. Dre thus far- considering the new trend around that time was to load albums with guest in attempt to get more fans to buy it. I felt Marshall had a Rakim approach to his 2nd solo full length (Infinite LP being his first). I figured he wanted to show he could hold down most of an LP on his own. By the time I got to track 19, Bad Meets Evil, I got an ear full of newcomer Royce the 5’9; Em’s longtime homie from Detroit. My curiosities increased tenfold. I started to wonder what a full length LP from the two wordsmiths would sound like. Royce, and Em’s wordplay, and vocal dexterity was equally matched. They were both attacking the beat like two rookies backing all preexisting MC’s to a wall with the tenacity of what sports coach’s refer to is having fresh legs. It was one of the most brutal displays of battle rap colabos to date. Royce went on to release a independent maxi single Scary Movie feat. Eminem with Game Recordings in 1999. The levels of excitement, and curiosity grew. I kept wondering what would be next for the two. In 2002 Royce released Rock City featuring Em…it would be the last song heard from the duo due to Royce’s beef with Eminem’s group D12. Royce, and Eminem’s friendship took a turn for the worst. The hip-hop world began wondering why Eminem never signed Royce to his new label Shady Records. We also wondered if that was the reason Royce started taking shots at D12.
Since then Royce would go on to release 4 albums, and form Voltron with super group Slaughter House with Joel Ortiz, Crooked I, and Joe Budden. In 08′ D12, and Royce would end their conflict, and go on tour after together after doing a song for D12′s Mixtape The Return of the Dozen. Eminem would also go on to sign Slaughter House to a lucrative deal with Shady/Aftermath. Not long after the signing of Royce’s group, Em, and Royce announced they would be picking up where they left off by putting out a Bad Meets Evil EP June 14th 2011 called Hell:The Sequel.
This mixtape is a preview of what’s to come. I can’t wait to hear what these two do with a whole record, but for now we will settle for this 5 star mixtape of freestyles, old gems, and a few leaked songs. We really hope you enjoy this tape because it is a longtime coming. Enjoy this Gem. make sure you go support Bad Meets Evil via tour, and by purchasing the EP when it drops.
I was first introduced to J.Nolan’s music via DJ WayneSki on Beatminerz Radio and I’ve continued to check for his music ever since and he has yet to disappoint me. Listen to his newest gem Cosmic Cruise and if you aren’t already get familiar with the kid he’s nice!
“my words lift you up to the sky, head high, we give God the credit” Dopeness!
Imperfections-by Kaya gives us just a taste of what’s to come. The sound is smooth, melodic and soulful. I’m enjoying the raw uncut and looking forward to the finished product. Oh and as I’m sure you’ve already heard she is Eternia’s sister and as you will hear for yourself both were blessed with musical talent.