So now that PS4 and Xbox One is out, many sites are recommending the WiiU due to the lacking launch titles on the other two systems and the new Mario game (excellent) recently released. This industry is such a flip-flop mess… Now that the other two had just ok launches which usually happens, folks are writing about how good the WiiU is and can be. Don’t get me wrong, I love that a great system is getting more love but the fact that even the NY Times is reporting about PS4 and Xbox One having nothing worthy to play along with Polygon saying waiting is good reads funny to me. I’m mainly a Nintendo head but I’ll play anything that’s good and all the flack that Nintendo gets for being “weird” or stubborn and slow to adapt is largely exaggerated …
Giant family The Other Guy has recently released his latest tee Zombomer, an awesome zombie tee inspired by one of the best shows on earth… The Simpsons! This brings back memories of the Single Second Mario zombie tee, now that I think about it I have to find the tee and see if it fits Lil Giant now. The dude does amazing customs as well for those interested in Munnys. SO… cop this and keep a close eye on the dude, you might just see something cool and Giant come up soon. He has these on black tees or a gray raglan as you can see below.
Double barrel shotguns fired and single barrel whisky got us spifflicated when Zilla Rocca came forth with Neo Noir. The kid is back and mixed in his visions with beats from greats like Mexicans With Guns, Blakroc and awesome emcees the like of Premrock, Curly Castro and Dewey Decibel. This is no palooka music, this is that heat you rock with the bearcat in the whip as you ride off into the red, orange and purple tinged skies. A fun album throughout as usual full of atmosphere and visions like Zilla always does, you can also get the limited cassette with a drink coaster which I’m about to get when I finish this. I always feel confident that most if not all you folks dig Zilla because… well you like good music right? Ok then, hop to it.
Neo Noir Mixtape …
I’m mad that I sort of wrote these guys off in the beginning and immensely happy that I’m enjoying their sounds now. This entire album is one smooth, aggressive and moving experience after another, it calms you at the start assuring you it’ll be ok then ‘Deficit‘ throws you off a jagged cliff into the cold dead waters. It becomes your soundtrack and you see yourself surrounded by a world created within this album and then ‘1777‘ plays, a beautiful melodic piece that I’ve had on repeat more times that I probably should haha. Constantly running guitars and drums that you wouldn’t think twice on doubting their skill, it’s best to talk about what it sounds like because music is about emotion and ‘Memorial‘ is full of deep falls, dark hues and cold weather. I’m not going to get into …
I just listened to the perfect mix for a Friday, or shall I say a Friday where you soar thru soulful futuristic goodness that takes you from flat to gouraud and finishing with phong shaded purple mountains towering over you. Obviously this isn’t your regular beat tape and this Mixology Radio Show mix made by Jo_Def blows a lot of cats away, not to mention him having a personal favorite LAKIM on this tape a few times… icing on the cake. Do yourself that audio pleasure and get with this, pay much attention and vibe with it cause the homie can put together a damn good tape.
The non-stop working homie Brooklyn Shanti is venturing into different planes and dimensions, this time around he brings that bass that’ll get it shakin with this remix to Dre Skull’s Kling Klang Riddim. Get it moving Guundaa!
New visuals for La Vida Boheme’s track ‘La Vida Mejor’ off their album ‘Será’ plays with tropical sounds while still giving it that rock twist, I love this track because of the upbeat warm sounds and that Calypso touch sounds good in almost anything haha. One of the best diverse Latino bands out now for sure.
The images have already started to get posted on the Photos page! One of the best times of the year besides Halloween and Thanksgiving coming up, is a place where so much awesome is contained in what seems like a huge space. Tonight is media only then tomorrow is opened up to to the rest of the comic/cosplay/Videogame militia. Hope to see some of you there!
One of the many emcees that I know which always brings a certain level of knowledge to his music, Ohini Jonez shares his thoughts of race and how it feels to be on the spotlight while trying to maintain what’s deemed as normal. Love this track and the beat… a lush slow-moving heavy heap of soul that caresses the ears. The dude is dope and there’s no denying he knows what he speaks about.
Still Dreaming by Ohini Jonez
There’s a good amount of things that I hold high when it comes to positive moves and betterment within society, giving kids the gift of music and a place where they can explore something good taking them off the streets is definitely one of them. Rah Digga is starting something great and needs our help, she has recently acquired the lease to an abandoned property and is transforming it into the NJ Dance Network, a dance facility for the kids of Newark. The place will be completely renovated in 30 days so she needs all the help she can get, there will be an EP titled ‘Hood House: So Jersey’ for it as well. Rah is planning on having the kids and adults involved eventually create a production ala Breakin’ which is a terrific idea, it helps uplift the community …