Welcome to the new week, and the new month, everyone. Pardon me if I'm a little slow moving today, I tested for my fourth degree black belt yesterday and I might need a few days to recover. It's all good, though, because I kicked some ass! Speaking of things that kick ass, I have some kick ass features for you this week, starting with a VERY important story on a benefit show for my home away from home, the Acoustic Cafe. I also have a commentary on Connecticut's hip-hop scene that many are saying applies to ALL hip-hop scenes, a brand new Pop Shots, and a Vid Pick from Duece Bug.
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Pop Shots - Putting in Work
Welcome to your weekly dose of pop world musings. Covering all things pop culture, this week Pop Shots is hitting you with thoughts on everything from what we assume has been Jessica Simpson's workout plan, to Bjork having some work done on her vocal chords, to Ricky Martin finding work in Australia, and since it's Pop Shots you know everything is seasoned with a little bit of attitude.
When discussing Bridgeport, CT's Acoustic Cafe with local musicians one word always seems to come up - home.
“Acoustic Cafe is home,” states emcee Sketch The Cataclysm. “When I venture off to other locales and remove my shoes and get comfortable on stage I am trying to conjure the feeling I get from being there. I've had public breakups and breakdowns there, met girlfriends there, and shared smiles and cries with many friends and family there.”
Talking to Walls' frontman Brian Kelly seconds this, saying “they have been a partner as we grow our career, so it is a special place for us. We play around the country, and Acoustic Cafe is Talking to Walls' home. Personally speaking, it's been my public living room since (it opened in) 1999.”
This place so many artists, spanning nearly every genre of music, call home has recently found itself up against a wall...
CT hip-hop, we've been good friends for a long time now. I've covered you for this site, had a column all about you for three years with the Fairfield Weekly, and have tried my best to get you featured in mainstream places as often as humanly possible. We've had some great times together, but we need to talk.
Block Starz Music/Select-O-Hits artist Lega-C has released a snippet of the exclusive video interview from the bonus material featured on the upcoming (JAN 22) enhanced CD version of her top-selling major indie debut OFF MY MEDICATION. Fans can download the MP3 album now or pre-order the CD at www.OffMyMedication.com .
2.How We Came Up
3.Kush & Pain
6.What Would You Do
7.Breaking Down The Walls
8.Rock The Mic
9.Jerzee To Paris
11.Do It Alone
14.Touch The Sky
16.No Hard Feelings
Treach of Naughty by Nature Presents: Tribal Treach.com Mix Tape feat. the Trigga Tribe Venom Spitters: Prince AK, 050, Garden State Greats, Do It All, Shay, Vita, Big Dueja, Finsta, B Wells, Fam & Tribal Trax by Dub M & Jameik.
1. Body Krazy
2. Swag Back
4. My Way or the Highway
5. Land of the Lost
6. Daddy Don't Lie
7. Fuck That
9. Stand Up
10. This Part of Town
14. Trip to New Jersey
15. Trigga Tribe
16. Strange Thangs
17. Tribal Drums
Video: A Day in the Life for BBG - #FucYoBeat Mixtape
This is the first look into a day in the life for BBG. A quick glimpse of what to expect in the near future. Download their iTunes release "The Rebuild" and go to Dat Piff to download the mixtape, #FucYoBeat.
Video: C-Rayz Walz "The Digi-Box (Ode to the Blogs)"
'THE DIGI-BOX' is an ode to the strongest internet blogs/websites that continue to show C-Rayz Walz respect and post videos and songs. 30 of these official sites were deservedly featured consecutive times in THE SOURCE "Power 30" issues (Oct. 2011+2012) sending love by incorporating every site that was mentioned (as well as a few sites that were not mentioned) into the lyrics of this classic dedication to blog life.