Daily Archives: June 10, 2009

RadioNine Presents The Clipse 6-13-09

June 3rd(LOS ANGELES)- Goldenvoice and The Service Company will be kicking off a brand new concert series in Los Angeles called Radio Nine on June 13th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. The first show will feature the Virginia rap tandem Clipse along with Pac Div, B.o.B., Diz Gibran and Marshall Barns. The Clipse are gearing up to release their third record titled Till The Casket Drops later in 2009. LA natives, Pac Div who are signed to Universal Motown were on tour with Q-Tip and The Cool Kids earlier this year are also gearing up to release a project titled Church League Champions.


New Book! On The Record: The Scratch DJ Academy Guide by Luke Crisell and Phil White



“This book needs to be in your vinyl collection. It’s what every DJ needs to be in the game and every music fan needs to understand the game. I put all my producers and DJ’s on this ‘cuz it’s what’s gonna take them to the next level.”
-Snoop Dogg

“It’s time for someone to document the success of the art of DJing and where it’s going. We’re at that point where we need some kind of bible that covers every aspect of DJ culture. This book can do that.”

“ON THE RECORD is a blueprint for anyone who has ever thought about getting into DJing. It explores how we do it, but more importantly, why we do what we do. The old and new school masters break it all down here.”

“Having worked with many DJ’s in my life and being one myself, I can tell you that this book is a must-read. If you’re a battle champion, a club DJ, or just a music enthusiast, you will definitely benefit from reading this book. Every one of us is a DJ. This book just makes us better. It’s about time!”
-Darryl McDaniels of Run-D.M.C.

ON THE RECORD includes interviews and contributions from the following DJs:
Annie Nightingale
Brandon Fluharty
Grandmaster Caz
Grand Wizard Theodore
Grand Master Flash
Mark Brown
Richie Hawtin
John Digweed
Matt Black
Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels
DJ Z-Trip
DJ Yoda
Pete Tong
Danny Rampling
Matt Black
Jay Jung
Junior Sanchez
Josh Wink
DJ A-Trak
DJ Craze
DJ Skribble
Harry “Choo Choo” Romero
Nick Warren
DJ Immortal
Rob Swift
James Zabiela
Stretch Armstrong


Lyfe Jennings #1

Jesus Swings and Asylum/Warner Bros. is pleased to announce that platinum recording artist, songwriter and entrepreneur, LYFE JENNINGS’, new single, “HATERS,” is the number one (#1) most added single at radio on three (3) Nielsen BDS & Mediabase charts: Urban Overall, Urban AC and Urban Mainstream. Lyfe is set to release his fourth (4th) album SOONER OR LATER on his new label, Jesus Swings with Asylum/Warner Bros. on September 22, 2009


MP3: Finale – “Paid Homage” (J Dilla Tribute)


“I’m struggling ’cause losing you was some cruel and confusing ish…”

Critical Praise for Finale:

“Finale’s latest… shows his perseverance paying creative dividends. Grand Finale.” – Chairman’s Choice Feature, XXL

“Abrasive, impassioned, and heartfelt” and: “A Pipe Dream And A Promise is a solid first effort not to be denied. Motor music indeed.” – URB.com

“Finale’s debut album may be the rap fan’s rap scene fan’s rap record: really, really unflashy, and really, really good.” – CokeMachineGlow.com

“Finale’s mic presence channels Rakim… You would be hard-pressed to find a more inspiring artist in 2009 than this talented and righteous emcee right here.” – HipHopDX.com

“Finale is clearly running Detroit where rhymes are concerned.” – Frank151.com

“He brings the best of the city (Detroit) on wax, with an old school mindset and plenty of originality to match. Finale does what the name suggests, providing hard-hitting wit, optimal word play and nimble ability to ride a beat like a Yamaha.” – AllHIpHop.com

The Song:

This bonus track off of Finale’s A Pipe Dream & A Promise is a haunting remembrance of his producer and friend, J Dilla. The beat stays true to the art that was Dilla’s production, featuring his trademark samples of jazzy rhythms, electric piano melodies, and a flowing backup vocal that give the beat its own human quality. Over this, Finale tells us the tale of a man from Detroit, a boy named James Yancey, who rose to local fame by making music for his city and his people. The story progresses to the time when Finale and J Dilla met, and from here it was a bond that not even Dilla’s passing could break. Though it is clear he misses his friend, Finale finds the good in it all, telling us, “STOP: Don’t mourn him, think of it like your man on tour, and God knew to set him free and he repped the D…” A Pipe Dream & A Promise contains several songs that send a shout to Dilla, and this track wraps up the album like the postscript of a long, inspired letter that reads: P.S. I will never forget J Dilla. Rest in peace.


Queen Ifrica Montego Bay Album


The poised yet audacious singer/songwriter Queen Ifrica unveils her highly anticipated LP Montego Bay on June 16, 2009. Her strikingly complex Rastafarian voice achieves a rarefied balance on this 13 song selection with a stirring mix of spiritually empowering anthems, lover’s rock tunes and searing social commentaries featured on this dynamic debut for VP Records.