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Slakah The Beatchild – "Enjoy Ya Self"

slakahMy brothas, and, and… my ladies…” meet Slakah The Beatchild, from Canada. Slakah just released an album titled, Soul Movement Vol.1, through BBEmusic. It features collabs from a handful of Canada talent: Tona, Divine Brown, Shad, Ray Robinson, Ayah, Melanie Durrant, Ebrahim, and others. If you like that feel-good music, with the right mixture of hip hop and soul… then this is definitely for you.

From the album is the official video for “Enjoy Ya Self”. It is soooo smooth and soulful. The video fits perfectly with the song. Sit back and relax, because after the jump is the video.

J-Day Weapons

130_2506So yes. Yesterday was Japan Day and it was really fun. While the festival started at 8am, I got there around 11 and met up with my friends who were already at one of the game tents (Shigo to be exact) and from there the fun began. First, after their game of Shigo we decided to get something to eat. Oddly enough so did everybody else, it seemed. Although the lines were insanely long, they moved quickly and it was worth the wait  (which was like 10 mins tops).

Semi Precious Japan Day

smjdSo tomorrow is Japan Day here in NYC and the event is gonna be in Central Park. Going. It’s gonna be so fun, especially since the weather has been really nice lately. I can’t wait to taste all of the yummy food and listen to some music. I mainly listen to Urban Japanese Pop so hearing some new/different bands and singers should be fun.

WAX & EOM: Music And Liquor Video Premier

waxeomMore Wax and Herbal T (and EOM)-ness from me! WOOT! Ok, so, first if you haven’t subscribed to Wax&Herbal T’s youtube yet, then get to that. I promise you these dudes are highly entertaining. Secondly, if you have checked them out (and liked what you saw/heard) then here’s some fun info for you: Next month the music video for Wax and EOM’s Music and Liquor will get it’s debut at Hollywood’s Citizen Smith!

Dibiase – "Up The Joystick"

dibiase-upthejoystick No, not the wrestler. No, not that cat from ATL that you get on Google search when typing “DJ Dibiase” either. I’m talkin’ about that man from Watts, California. The 12-time beat battle champion, and runner-up in Los Angeles’ Red Bull Big Tune beat battle (2008). And for you, his 2008 “Up The Joystick” EP for download (we love free shit!). With 8-bit video game samples (Mario Bros., Castlevania, Mega Man, etc) intertwined with a hip hop vibe, this will excite the ears of any old school gamer and hip hop head alike. He also rounded up a couple of underground hip hop artists to spit over his beats: U-N-I, Amiri Dialect, Hardware, and a few others. I mean, I even have a portion of “Mario Galaxy” as my ringtone right now – it’s that good. And, the beginning of “Slugfest (No Biters Allowed)” will bring back those memories of blowing real hard into game cartridges… losing your breath tryin’ to get that shit to work. Maaaaan, enough talkin’. After the jump is a download link + tracklist. Get to it!

If you’ve already heard this gem, then props to you. But if you haven’t, you’re missin’ out on some head-nodding greatness.

Interview: DJ Bizkid

Meet hip hop turntablist, DJ Bizkid, from Berlin, Germany. He has been scratching vinyl since 1998. He has released a total of 15 projects (mixtapes, snippets, CDs)… and the number is still growing. He has featured on albums and tracks with Enough Names, Nomar Slevik, Id Obelus, Blame One, The Jazoburbs, Dumbfoundead, Elum, Factor, Kers, Robust, Scarub, and many, many more. Trust me when I say that dope sounds are coming out of Germany, and you’d be foolish not to check out the bizzy kid. Bizkid just got back from doing shows in Chicago with Robust and I was able to get him for an interview. Check it out after the jump!

$2.00 VINYL

130_2309So yeah. Yesterday some friends and I were just riding around when we stopped at a red light and I saw this store called Breakdown Records…and I must get in there as soon as possible. Aside from the fact that I want that huge Jimi Hendrix poster in the window, the $2.00 vinyl sale sign is calling me.

Interview: Emyli

In 2003, Emyli started her career in the Japanese music scene with her first album Flower of Life. Soon after, she began releasing several singles which included popular collaborations with artists such as M-Flo, Verbal and Shinwha. Her music is a mixture of pop and urban beats with a few ballads sprinkled here and there and like most talented young celebrities, she’s accomplished much within the short span of her promising career. If you ask her fans, and they’d probably tell you that Emyli is the most down to earth celebrity you’d ever know. They’d also tell you she’s got a great voice, and charisma to match.

She was kind enough to do an interview with me for CrayonBeats, and I hope you all enjoy it! On to the inteview:

Diz Gibran, "Soon You'll Understand"

diz-gibran Born Khalil Kinsey, but you’ll know him as Diz Gibran – emcee from Los Angeles, California. He’s the son of philanthropists and owners of one of the largest collections of artifacts tracing African-American history… Bernard and Shirley Kinsey. He was exposed to many different worlds. He was around all kinds of people, saw different ways people expressed themselves and made a living. That experience influenced him in many ways. Through him, he channeled his own form of creativity. He got into skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, graffiti, got involved with the Diamond Supply Company with friends, co-founded The Stevenson-Gibran Agency, and is now releasing albums as a hip hop artist. But, hip hop has been in his life since he was able to develop his own taste in music. He’s been emceeing since elementary school, so I’ve read. Now that you’ve “met Gibran“, in a large paragraph sort of way, I’m going to talk about his latest album.

MiKiX The Cat

mikix2 Meet the purple bandit, Mikix The Cat, straight from Paris, France. Or as he calls his city, Crapcity.

Heavy bass is the driving force, along with some dubstep and funky house sounds. It’s definitely music that makes you move wherever you are! Mikix is a new addition to the Trouble & Bass (Brooklyn-based) roster of DJs/producers. His new EP, “Movin Around” dropped on T&B and you can listen to the tracks on his myspace.

Alright, enough talkin. Make sure you peep the free downloads after the jump…

URALi's "Departure" Is Her Arrival

uraliIntroducing URALi. If you listen to Japanese Urban music you just might know her as Norisham-X. Yep, that’s right Norisham-X has embarked on a new project for which she changed her name to URAIi. Or should I say back to URALi. See, back in 2000 Norisham-X used URALi as her stage name when she embarked on her first solo career.I’m excited to hear what she’s got in store! She recently released her first PV for My Life Is One Way feat. Emi Maria from her album “Departure” [Amazon JP], and I gotta say, I like it. And not just because it features my Girl Emi Maria.

The Official Wax & Herbal T Youtube Mixtape

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I so jacked this from their myspace

Yeah so earlier this month I posted about my new favorite Youtubers, twins Wax and Heral T.  I, like many of their other fans love their freestyles and the songs they posted on youtube; so the guys decided (after getting truck loads of emails, I suppose) to compile their vids in MP3 format and POW! Here we have it, the The Official Wax and Herbal T Youtube Mixtape.