Thursday, June 25, 2009

R.I.P.: Michael Jackson - June 25, 2009

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Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009[2]) was an American recording artist, entertainer, and businessman. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 11 as a member of The Jackson 5 and began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group. Referred to as the "King of Pop" in subsequent years, five of his solo studio albums have become some of the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995).

In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African-American entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. The popularity of his music videos airing on MTV, such as "Beat It", "Billie Jean" and Thriller—credited for transforming the music video into an art form and a promotional tool—helped bring the relatively new channel to fame. Videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" made Jackson an enduring staple on MTV in the 1990s. With stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style influenced hip hop, pop and contemporary R&B artists.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

2 Live Crew - Mohawk - June 25, 2009

From the flipping the porn on department... 2 Live Crew @ Mohawk on June 25th!

Dude the memories, I remember when "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" came out. Classic!

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2 Live Crew is a hip hop group from Miami, Florida. They caused considerable controversy with the sexual themes in their work, particularly on their 1989 album As Nasty As They Wanna Be.

2 Live Crew was created by David "Treach DJ Mr. Mixx" Hobbs in Riverside, California, with fellow rappers Chris (Fresh Kid Ice) Wongwon, and Yuri ("Amazing Vee") Vielot. The three met at March AFB Riverside, CA, as they were enlisted in the Air Force.[citation needed] Along with giving local parties on and off base, they recorded their first singles through Macola Records Distribution in Los Angeles, CA. They released "Revelation" in 1984; the single sold well in Florida, encouraging the group to release "What I Like." In 1986, due to the popularity of the new single "Throw the Dick," the group, including new member Mark "Brother Marquis" Ross replacing Amazing Vee due to military commitments, relocated to Miami and teamed up with Ghetto Style DJ's and soon to be manager and eventual performer Luther Campbell, who used the nickname "Luke Skyywalker" (and was subsequently sued by George Lucas).

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Talib Kweli - Emo's - June 24, 2009

From the just knew I could play department... Talib Kweli @ Emo's on June 24th! Hosted by Bavu Blakes and performance by Strongarm Steady, Zeale & Traygod.

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Talib Kweli Greene (born October 3, 1975)[2], better known as Talib Kweli, is an American MC from Brooklyn, New York. He is one of the best-known and critically, if not commercially, successful rappers in alternative hip hop. His first name in Arabic means "student" or "seeker"; his middle name in Swahili means "true". Kweli first gained recognition through Black Star, a collaboration with fellow MC Mos Def.

Born in Brooklyn, Kweli grew up in a highly educated household. His mother is an English professor and his father a sociology professor. His younger brother, Jamal Greene, is a professor of Constitutional Law at Columbia Law School. As a youth, he was drawn to Afrocentric rappers, such as De La Soul and other members of the Native Tongues Posse and Gall whom he had met in high school. Talib Kweli was a student at Cheshire Academy, a boarding school in Connecticut. He was also a student at Brooklyn Technical High School, before he was kicked out. He later studied experimental theater at New York University (NYU). [3]

Monday, June 22, 2009

Video: The Making of Chalie Boy's "I Look Good"

From the my theme song department... Check out the making of Chalie Boy's "I Look Good" which was produced by Luxury Mindz directed by Boomtown and shot in Austin...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bizzy Bone & B-Real - Mohawk - June 18, 2009

From the freshman year flashback department... Bizzy Bone & B-Real @ Mohawk on June 18th!

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I can still remember seeing Bone Thugs @ the Erwin Center my freshman year. My memory fades but that was a great show. :)

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Bryon Anthony McCane , better known by his stage name Bizzy Bone (or alias Rest in Peace), is a American rapper and is a member of the Cleveland rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

Bryon Anthony McCane II was born to an African-American father (died in 1997) and an Italian-American mother on September 12, 1976.[citation needed] At a young age, he witnessed his mother divorce and remarry several times. McCane and his sisters were kidnapped by one of the girls' biological fathers at an early age. Their abductor told the children that their mother was dead and took them to live on a reservation in Oklahoma.[1] During this time, Bizzy was abused psychologically[1] and sexually.[2][3] His picture was shown along with other missing children in the TV movie, Adam. A neighbor of the abductor recognized Bizzy from the film and alerted authorities.[1] Bizzy revealed his story on a 2003 episode of America's Most Wanted which is hosted by Adam's father, John Walsh. He hoped his revelation would help other victims of child abuse.[1]

Monday, June 15, 2009

Music: DJ Protege - How To Multi Task

From the get your body language correct department... DJ Protege at it again with more free music! This time, teaching us How To Multi Task. Listen to it below and leave some comments letting him know what you think!

How To Multi Task

You can also download it here!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Devin the Dude - Lamberts - June 13, 2009

From the txt'ing & driving department... Devin the Dude @ Lamberts on June 13th!

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Gathering vs Austin Beat Battle - Hi-Lo - June 11, 2009

From the hey i'd like to... department... The Gathering vs Austin Beat Battle @ Hi-Lo on June 11th!

This Thursday in Austin, TX, musicNmind & Adrian Croom team-up again to bring you another edition of the Austin Beat Battle. This is also part of the weekly thursday event "The Gathering" at the new venue location, Hi-Lo on the corner of 6th St. & Lavaca.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Krush Groove - Lucky Lounge - June 10, 2009

From the taking risks department... Krush Groove @ Lucky Lounge, every Wednesdays!

Platinum producer Salih Williams presents Carnival Beats’ KRUSH GROOVE 80’s night EVERY Wednesday at Lucky Lounge (209 W. 5th St.) 9pm - 2am NO COVER 21+. Come see your favorite artists perform 80’s R&B, rap, rock and pop with a live band… NOT TO BE MISSED!!! KRUSH GROOVE house band features Tomar and Shaq Williams, guest artists (DJs, vocalists and musicians), guest hosts, throwback ambiance, and innovative musical collaborations across artists and genres.

This week features: DJ Crash, Tee Double and LaTasha Lee

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Special Edition: 54 Reality Show 6-01 - The Shooting

From the bang bang department... Crew 54 hit the streets on the 54 Reality Show and talk to the scene about the shooting that went down at Spiro's. See what the scene has to say! Post your comments and let your voice be heard.

Also, in this edition, we've got Bavu Blakes' interview of Anthony David, the newest signee to India Arie's label, who just played the Parish.

Then hang on for some great show footage!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Mr. Lif - Red 7 - June 2, 2009

From the sore ass department... Mr. Lif @ Red 7 on June 2nd!


Been paddling on Townlake a lot lately, I really need to invest in a butt pad. If you're interested in paddling and getting on the water, check out the Austin Outriggers. These guys are bad ass.

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Mr. Lif (born Jeffrey Haynes, 1977) is an American hip hop artist from Boston, Massachusetts. Often noted for his political lyrics, he has released two studio albums on El-P's Definitive Jux label and one on Bloodbot Tactical Enterprises. Mr. Lif is also a member of the hip hop group The Perceptionists with long-time friends and collaborators Akrobatik and DJ Fakts One.

Mr. Lif grew up in the neighborhood of Brighton in Boston, Massachusetts. After attending the Dedham, MA private school Noble and Greenough School, he went on to attend Colgate University for two years, and he eventually dropped out. He became a performer in 1994. In 2000 and 2001 he won the Kahlua Boston Music Awards for Outstanding Rap/Hip Hop Act. Mr. Lif's family ancestry is Barbadian.