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High School High

Kool & The Gang: Kooley High's Logo

One Day Documentary featuring Kooley High

Kooley High are an up-and-coming rap collective based in Raleigh, North Carolina looking for their first big break. This documentary follows each of the five members -- rhyme-spitters Tab-One, Charlie Smarts, and Rapsody, plus producers Foolery and The Sinopsis -- working their 9-to-5's during the day, while at night, the crew rock the mic at a rap show.

You want to know what real hip-hop is? It's all about the grind.

Watch the video.

MySpace:  Kooley High

Cop the Summer Sessions EP  via iTunes



Wet Dream

I Will Zapp You: The-Dream

The-Dream is my idol.

I can't stop watching the R&B tunesmith's new video for his chart-topping hit single, "Rockin' That Thang." 

The flashing lights, the spandex-wearing vixens, the sunglasses, the special effects.

The clip is pure eye candy. And I'm rockin' it. Thumbs up.

Click This To Watch The Video!!!

The weekend is not here, yet, but I'm still on the look out for a weekend girl. Ha! Ha!

Check out this new video from rap duo Luegar, for their new single, "Weekend Girl."



We Love Jay Dee

James "J Dilla" Yancey (1974-2006)

It's been a long time since the last post. 

But you know I had to write something on the late and great beat maestro J Dilla (aka Jay Dee). Today, marks the third anniversary of his untimely death. The studio wizard passed away Feb. 10, 2006 from lupus, a debilitating  disease that his mother, Maureen Yancey (aka Ma Dukes) is now suffering from.  

For the entire month of February (Dilla Month!), J Dilla's expansive musical legacy is being celebrated on the Internets and at a club near you this week.  So we gotta show some love to our hip-hop hero. J Dilla, you may be gone, but you have not been forgotten. Keep it banging up there in heaven.

Without further ado, here are some tributes:

Hip-hop is a worldwide culture and nothing proves that more than this video clip of concertgoers in Paris going ape shit over Dilla's music. DJ House Shoes spun the tracks at this "Thank You Jay Dee/ Free Your Funk" celebratory birthday jam for J Dilla. Check out the video:

Tonight (Feb. 10), J Dilla's hometown of Detroit is showing its love for their native son with a special concert suite, Detroit for Dilla. If you are in the D, this is a "don't-you-dare-miss-it" event.

On Valentine's Day night (Feb. 14), Los Angeles will honor J Dilla with their special tribute concert, Nightlife: Songs in the Key of D. The event takes place at the Echoplex with turntablist group The Beat Junkies (J. Rocc, Babu, Rhettmatic, Mr. Choc) will be spinning the Dilla Joints. All proceeds from the show will go to Ms. Yancey. Now that what's up.

Yo! Read this Vibe article -- The Battle For J Dilla's Legacy

If you want to help out Dilla's mom ("Ma Dukes") then COP a t-shirt. It's definitely worth it.


And more tributes to J Dilla:

Rapper Oh No reflects on some of his favorite J Dilla joints.

Flying Lotus -- "Fall In Love" (J Dilla Tribute)

And finally,  a "Dillanimation" from graphic artist Andy Brown. Watch his video tribute to J Dilla. It's hot shit!

There's No One Illa Than J Dilla!