Monday, November 8, 2010

New Music Blog: Dysfunkshunal Familee "Familee Reunion" Album/Thesselonius "Gregory Issacs Tribute Podcast"/Maimouna Youssef - Village Undergeound "LIVE"



Wassup people! You know there has been so much going on musically lately, that I didn't know how to start this next blog! LOL! I mean with Lil Wayne just getting out of jail, to T.I. going back to jail its just too much for ya homie to deal with!




Now! the most heaviest anticipated album of the year has dropped, and Itunes has been going crazy with the album sales. That album is called "Familee Reunion" by Dysfunkshunal Famlee. CrazyDJBazarro, Amayss, DJ Skinny, and D-Rock are the members of Dysfunkshunal Familee. The group has been around since the early 90s, and they all went to high school together as well. Now they are back with one of the most dopest albums I have heard in a long time. It took me a minute to write this blog because I have been bumpin' the album since it dropped in late October. From records like "Separate Ways" ft. 5ft of Black Moon, "Just Keep Holding", and one of my favorites "Be A Star" ft. Agony definitely makes your head nod and appreciate true lyrics at its greatest. The album also features: Jean Grae, General Steele, OC, Craig G, PoisonPen, Agony, Larry Thomas, Supreme, 9th Wonder, Ced Tha Don, DaBeatminerz, Will Tell, Bundy of Finsta Bundy, and many more. The album is definitely worth buying yall so check it out at Itunes




***New Podcasts*** As you all know, reggae legend Gregory Issacs has passed away recently. One of Gregory's true listeners, and my friend Thesselonius compiled songs in his memory. "Red Roses For Gregory" came on when I first logged on to the site, and I just had to sit back at listen for a long time. You just can feel a good vibe when hearing the melody and Gregory's voice singing on the record. For more songs check out Thesselonius's podcast at: Podomatic




I can't wait to do a full blog on singer sensation, and grammy award nominee, Maimouna Youssef, aka Mu Mu Fresh. I have heard new music from her upcoming album, and maaaaan I can't even describe how great and lovely she sounds. I wish I could of seen her up in San Francisco, CA performing recently, but I couldn't make it. But! You guys can check this video out of one of her live performances, and catch more of MuMu on youtube. When her album drops, yall will definitely be the first to know and the blog will be huge!



***Updates*** More mixtape, new record labels, and album reviews coming soon! Hopefully I'll get a chance to travel soon, and check out some DJs in a city near you a blog about them.

Also a special shout out to the legendary, X-Ecutioners. Yes people they are back and will be on their world tour starting next month in December! Please check out the website for more details, as well as booking them and other artists from the Max Agency roster.




Peace and blessings

-Arieslove
Twitters: @GetThe411Nation, @Ariesluv_MaxAgy

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Videoblog: Ladies Run This Special Edition Ft. Gangalee "Opulence"/ DJ Mocha of UBB/ Sicnis




"Cuz opulence you own everything, and everything is yours!" These powerful words are said by Bronx's own Gangalee. Hip Hop media and fans say that there are no more female emcees left, well Gangalee proves them wrong with her latest video "Opulence". You can hear her pain, her struggle, as well as influence and strength in this record. For more info on Gangalee, check out Reverbnation for more records. Shouts out to Ganglee's DJ Erika B and Ladies Run This Radio! She is dope on the wheelz too! Now check out "Opulence" & "Mysterious" by Ganglee, and leave a comment letting us know what u think about the video. Enjoy!






Now when I first saw DJ Mocha aka Fedora McClaren aka Wonder Woman aka President Mocha, basically as you see she has several aliases lol! I saw a beautiful, sexy, intelligent sistah that loves her craft of dj'ing. When Mocha gets behind those turntables, its like you can tell she really feels the music as she blends, scratches, and sways her hips to the music! You can always check her out on Sundays on Ultimate Breaks & Beats. Shouts out to Breakbeat Lou and DJ Clear! Please check out the lovely DJ Mocha, and hola back about the videoclips, and let us know how u loved them.








The funniest thing on how I stumbled upon my next new and upcoming artists, Ms. Sic. On my Twitter, @GetThe411Nation, I was doing my Follow Friday shouts like I always do. Then I came across a spammers retweet, and then Ms. Sic's retweet. So I clicked on her profile, and her background as an artist, writer, radio-host, and performer really got my attention. So I spoke to her on twitter, and she is a cool down to earth person who is very passionate and strong about her songs. When she sent me two of her videos, her confidence and swag is so high in her performances, that you can tell she was built for the stage. The world will soon be ready to embrace her when she makes her debut. Please check out my good friend Ms. Sic, and spread the word about her because she is the next big thing in reggae/dancehall! UK stand up for ya gurl!





Ladies, follow your goals and dreams, and don't let this male dominated world bring you under. Women contribute so much, that as a man I really thank yall for standing by our sides and having our backs no matter what. Yall already know that women really hold the true power and rule. So raise your fists up in the air ladies and stay strong no matter what! Peaceeeee!

-Arieslove.....Follow my twitters @GetThe411Nation & @Arieslove619

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Cut Cafe: Kool DJ Red Alert - "Tuesday Classic Collections"/DJ Mellstarr (KABOOM)/Top Dolla Raz







The power of the internet has always been said to be a gift, as well as a curse. Well with the grand opening of The Cut Cafe, the world aint ready for djs: Mellstarr, Dummy, and Boogieblind! The Cut Cafe has been open on Ustream for only a few weeks, and the line has been out the door with people dancing in the streets all morning and lunch hour. Not only does DJ Dummy wake us up with good music from The Breakfast Club, but now right after BClub DJ Mellstar has The Spin City Show! 


**Inserts KABOOM sounds** Cuz all you are going to hear are atomic bomb noises and good music being played during the hours of 10a-12a est, M-F. There is no way of knowing what djs: Dummy, Boogieblind and Mellstarr have up their sleeves, but The Cut Cafe presented us with the biggest surprise ever!! Now presenting the newest member to the One Nation Radio family, and especially to The Cut Cafe, the legendary Kool DJ Red Alert!!!










When I first saw the tweets from The Cut Cafe about Kool DJ Red Alert's show last night, I couldn't wait to see one of the best legendary djs in the world do his thing in The Cut Cafe! This man has more energy then DJ Dummy, LV, and Eddie B. Swift combined! LOL! Red Alert was movin' to the beat and mixing so well that you had to watch and appreciate why the man enjoys what he does. Everyone in the chatroom was so happy to see Red play their favorite classic jams on his new show, "Tuesday Classic Collections". Also, you can catch Kool DJ Red Alert tonight again in The Cut Cafe from 9p-11p est, and again for "Throwback Thursdays" at the same time. I would like to say thank you to Kool DJ Red Alert for blessing us in The Cut Cafe, as well as over the years for blessing us with great music!  I can't wait to see what the cafe owners have next up their sleeves! I know Chocolate Kitten will let the world know on Twitter and Blackberry for what's in store!








I came across this new emcee named Top Dolla Raz from my good friend Muse of Oso Imaging. I expected to see another mixtape as most new artists, but the records that I listened too on his website were really impressive and had me noddin'. Its really good to hear an emcee with new and orignial production. Hell I was almost ready to click on that Itunes link and download the records, but I forgot I had no money in my Itunes account! LOL! "Be Gone" ft. Killa Kash had me noddin' with the dope lyrical flow and that jazzy/funk sound that will have you bouncin' in your whip or on the dancefloor. Now when I first heard "Dead" the music immediately made me want to put on my pimp hat, and mink coat. But if you listen to the lyrics its totally about something else. I could see Dead Prez on the remix of this song, cuz it reminded me of the group when I heard Top's lyrics. "SSDD" (Same Shit Different Day) reminds us of what we see everyday in our hood or block. Check out Itunes to purchase Top Dolla Raz's new album, The Narrative, and let me know in the comments what you think of the records and his album as well.


Stay tuned for more exciting blogs to come. Also check out Pinky's new video "Bad Bitch" I love me some Pinky! Shouts out to Noir Productions. Peace yall!



-Arieslove

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day: The Grind Continues....Iheartdilla.com/Mixtapes: Delko's American Psycho/Music and Modeling.com

First off I want to send shouts out to the Beatminerz DJs for a fantastic "Mixmaster's Weekend". All of the djs did there thing, and I really enjoyed DJ Flamboyant's set. Shouts out to his co-hosts, especially Bosslady, cuz she had it going on! Also, I enjoyed LV's set, and that was my first time watching. Maaaan, he has so much energy and he was going in so hard on his set, you just had to watch in amazement and respect the homie on his selections of music. If you guys would like to be apart of the One Nation Radio movement, and support great music and djs check out the Aries's Links on the homepage for show info.

Now what can I say about Jessica aka Iheartdilla! I have a lot of respect for this woman, because she plays a vital role with the movement of underground hip hop and music period. Everytime I go to her website at: Iheartdilla.com, its like going shopping at Wal Mart and coming out with so much information. Such as: new artists, events, music, interviews, and even clothing apparel to buy. You just don't know when to stop! Oh Jess if you are reading this I still plan on buying that Payola shirt! I saw Bazarro on air wearing one and I said ok I have to buy me one! LOL! So while you guys are chillin' this Labor Day, check out Iheartdilla's site and support her to the fullest! Also, keep J Dilla's memory alive by playing his music everyday, even letting others know the deep impact he still has on hip hop.

Mixtapes: Check out Delko's latest mixtape "American Psycho" on DatPiff.com. I was feeling records such as "Warriors Call", "Gone", "Mayor", and "Psycho". I know Delko has more music out there, cuz if American Psycho is good then you know there is more to come! Also leave a comment after reading the blog to lets us know what you think of his mixtape as well.

I was really impressed when reading the bio for Music and Modeling, because I knew when I clicked on their website: http://www.musicandmodeling.com/, that I was going to see a lot of talent on their site. They have info ranging from: jobs, talent, featured artists, and buzzworthy clips of hot artists in the game. So for those that are standing in front of their mirror singing, rapping, or even in the shower too! LOL! Check out their website, and connect to their Facebook as well. Your dreams will come true!!


***Updates*** You can expect more mixtape blogs from me. I have been keeping an eye on my new followers, as well as those tweets I see on Twitter. So don't think I'm sleeping or not noticing you guys, but there are so many artists out there and I'm keeping my ears and eyes open always. 


Also I will be having my own show on Ustream very soon, maybe by the end of this month or the beginning of October. I may call it Club Aries, but if yall want to suggest names just leave it in the comments and I will definitely check them out!


Until next time...Peace!


-Arieslove

Monday, August 23, 2010

What's Hot???? Wiz Khalifa/Black Pawn Music (Chaz Hall)/Kronis The ILL

***Update*** First of all I know I promised you guys a "What's Hot" review every week of new artists, but due to new artists and folks following on my twitter page, @GetThe411Nation, now I'm going to be doing alot of music reviewing. Also I may review one to four artists at a time, so hold your horses folks you will definitely see more of this blog but not every week! LOL!


I kept hearing the buzz about an emcee named Wiz Khalifa, and MTV Jams kept playing his video called "The Plane" The video was cool, until my homie Bryant Pryor put me on to Wiz's mixtape: Kush & Orange Juice. Wiz's flow reminds me of a west coast emcee, even though he is from Pittsburgh, PA. For those that love to get high, this is the perfect mixtape to relate too. My favorites include: "Up", "Mesmorized",
and "Never Been". Check these videos out!






When I first logged on to Black Pawn Music's website, the instrumental will definitely have you noddin' and anticipating more music to be heard. Shouts out to PSP (Pawn Structure Productions), whose influences are: Pete Rock, DJ Premier, 9th Wonder, and the late great J. Dilla. Check out PSP's website for more music info, and I feel you will hear more from PSP in the future. Check out and follow Chaz Hall on Facebook as well Here is one of their productions: Miranda - Repentant.



Straight out of Philly, he is a member of the internationally known The Breakfast Club, and one of my homies. He goes by the name of Kronis the ILL! I can't even begin to explain his style of production when it comes to music, cuz yall know how Philly cats come from the soul with their music. In The Breakfast Club one morning we have this music segment of our show called Music Idol, and the BCLUB members all vote to see if they like songs that are sent in and played by our host DJ Dummy. When DJ Dummy played this record that Kronis sent in, all you heard were positive reactions from everyone in the chatroom. I knew then and there that Kronis will make a positive impact in hip hop music. Check out Kronis the ILL's "Off The Wall" production of one of the pop music king's, Michael Jackson's greatest hits.  Much success to you Kronis, and keep puttin' out those hits homie!



There are more underground and independent artists out there that are unheard of and unsigned, but don't worry cuz Aries will hook yall up with all the 411! Peace!

-Arieslove

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sista Stroke - Live Long & Freak Freely!



Seems like it was only yesterday when I was in The Breakfast Club one morning, and I was side chatted by a fascinating sexy woman who wanted to know more info about the BClub to write up a blog about us. So I gave her the e-mail address to the dugout cuz it was in the room actually lol, and from there Sista Stroke has become one of the most loved and one of the most greatest djs to represent One Nation Radio & Da Beatminerz DJs.


Freak Freely Friday's is a show on Ustream, brought to us by SistaStroke and broadcasted all the way from the UK via London! I don't know how she does it with her gigs and doing her shows too, but hey yall her love for house music is strong and listeners worldwide love her music as well. Also you can catch her every Wednesday at 7pm GMT at: http://chicagohousefm.co.uk/, on Chicago House FM.


Also, Sista Stroke creates the most bomb remixes that I have ever heard in house music. If you would like to hear her records, just check her site and enjoy: http://soundcloud.com/sista-stroke.

I truly love her music and she is a great friend as well. Much love and success to you Sista Stroke, and shouts out to her hubby and fellow dj MrHun. He has some hot music as well! Happy Anniversary you guys!

Remember to find your inner freak, and stop by every Friday at 6pm est on Freek Freely Friday's, and enjoy the best in house music. Peace yall!!!!

-Arieslove

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Exxxotic Arousal - Happy "Hump" Day!




Whewwwww! I know everyone has had a rough ass day, or week even and you just want to chill with your loved one or just have a good releaseeeeee! AHHHHHHH! Well that's what my folks at Exxxotic Arousal are here for! Every now and then on Twitter they always hit me up about their new products they have out, and believe me they have some good products!















Now, those are just a few products Exxxotic Arousal has to offer! I wonder what happened to that chair yall had on your site? Hell that might of sold out by now! LOL! I'll holla at yall about that one later. 


For more info and to contact Exxxotic Arousal, you can get at them on Twitter @ExxoticArousal, and their website: www.exxxoticarousal.com

Enjoy your "Hump Day", and bring in your weekend with a bang, bang, bang!!! Peaceeeee!

-Arieslove

Friday, July 30, 2010

Da Beatminerz Radio DJs - The Aftermath (San Diego, CA)



Da Beatminerz might as well make me their newest west coast Booze Bros. lol! Because last night I was gone off that Jack Daniels & Coke, and DJ Skinny, CrazydjBazarro, and DJ Wayneski really brought down the house last night! Thank you Rob Da Muscle for making sure my glass stayed full, and you showed me how Da Booze Bros have a good time and keep the waitresses moving! LOL!

I arrived at U-31 around 9:30pm, and it was my first time there as well. When I first walked in I thought it was the perfect setting for the show, and I knew it was going to be a full house that night. Trackstar the DJ opened up with his set before Da Beatminerz and he did a really good job holding it down. Then just after 10:30pm, here comes Da Beatminerz walking through the door and they looked ready to show San Diego why they were here!

Now instead of me telling you every move they made, even Baz's signature "awesome dj Bazarro" growl that he plays on Ustream every week, hell they even played the preacher!! Naw they didn't play the preacher there lmao! I don't think San Diego can handle the preacher just yet! I can see Baz & Ski doing a comedy set tour around the world just playing the preacher, and laughing their asses off with drinks like they do on Da Booze Bros. Shouts out to LISAMAX cuz that was her idea by the way! 

Ok yall, DJ Skinny opened up first with his set. Now this dude can go all night long! I wouldn't pick a perfect dj to start in with the crowd than Skinny. Matter of fact let me show you how he got the crowd hyped up at Club U-31. First off, your homie aint ballin' so I don't have one of them high def cameras and shit, but like Wayneski said to me after the show, "We aint on no sexy shit my nigga, cuz this is how we do it all the time!" So here yall go with my HP digi cam with no lighting, and enjoy the clips





Damn! Did yall see that shit! I wish I had more memory sticks for my cam to record the whole thing, but if I did yall would be paying $29.99 per dvd! Of course Da Beatminerz would get all the profit though! lol! 

Now it's time for the "awesome dj Bazarroooooo" (plays the growl insert). I can't growl like that yall, and it's not sexy so... Anyway! Baz was up next after Skinny, and let me say Baz really went in on his set! Everyone gathered around the stage in anticipation, then folks started pop lockin' and have dance battles in the audience. I was like oh shit, North Park knows how to get down, and I don't even kick it over here on this side! lol! Ok enjoy yall......

 


Maaaan, this dude right here! Now yall know Wayneski! he aint on no Hollywood shit, aint on no sexy shit with either. He is a humble dude and you can tell he was ready to give the crowd what they came for! SKI played so much good west coast shit, I had to look at the homie again like you sure you aint from Compton? I mean he played Snoop, Cube, and Tha Eastsiderz, and I was up onstage two steppin' feelin' all gangsta and thangs! lol! My favorite was his Wu-tang set though, and the crowd went crazy like they were about to throw ninja stars and pull out Shaolin swords and shit! Now you know SKI had to play one of his current favorite records, E-40's "Biaaaaaaatch". SKI transformed into another dude when he put that song on, and he had the crowd all saying "don't be a biatchhhhhhhh!" LOL! Ok enjoy.......



I was mad cuz that last clip was the best and I didn't have enough memory!

Once again, I really appreciate you guys coming down to San Diego, and yall inspired me to keep doing what I do or shall I say what I will be doing soon on the dj side of things again. Also it was cool to see a New Yorker after the show, and he spoke to Da Beatminerz and was really glad they came. It was like he felt that they brought Brooklyn to San Diego, and he loved them for that. Thank yall for a good nite, and you know your west coast homie slash Booze Brotha got yall forever! Next time yall fly into LA, I'm gonna head up there for Roscoe's damnit! LOL!

Peaceeeeeee!

-Arieslove





Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Touch of Plaid Affair - Saturday August 21, 2010




Hosted By:





If you are in the Los Angeles area and you want to go out and have a good time, then please go to A Touch of Plaid Affair. The event will be hosted by the beautiful Shell Johnson, with a special guest performance by the fashionably gifted and talented, Fonzworth Bentley.

The event is located at:                Club 3100
                                                  3100 Wilshire Blvd.
                                                  Los Angeles, CA 90017


So ladies and gentlemen put on your best plaid outfits, and have a great night out partying in LA!

For more information about the event, and guestlist info please contact Shell Johnson at: 
(760) 662-3669

Have a great time everyone!


-Arieslove


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Da Beatminerz Radio DJs Are Coming To San Diego, CA!! Lets Go!!!!!



For all of my true hip hop music fans in the North County, East San Diego, City Heights, Southeast San Diego, Chula Vista, and even all the way down to the border! Da Beatminerz will be here next Thursday night on July 29th, please check the flyer above for more details!

So to my folks in Daygo, yall can't complain about real artists and djs not doing shows down here, or why does the Bay Area and LA get all the concerts and we don't! A close mouth don't get fed, and if you don't spread the word and don't ask questions you will never know right? So you guys better go and see my Beatminerz fam: DJ Wayneski, CrazyDJBazarro, and DJ Skinny support real djs and artists. They are doing what they love the best which is making you enjoy the music!

Also you can check out DJ Wayneski tonight on Beatminerzradio for the Anger Management show, and the link to Beatminerzradio is located on the main blog page. Every Saturday you can check out Da Booze Bros show which includes Wayneski, Baz, Skinny, and Agony from 8pm-10pm est. I love their show and they always have me crackin' up with the crazy preacher, and the fellas be always clownin' so please check it out.

Shouts out to DJ Dummy as well for the dope 4 hour Breakfast Club show this morning. I was feeling it and I said let me do this blog cuz I can't sleep on my east coast fam, and I have to spread the word while I am up early in the morning! Also, shouts out to Danii Henry aka Daniibrowneyes who is always a major supporter of what I do, and also of The Breakfast Club. Oh, and she needs more followers on twitter yall so hit her up @DaniiBrownEyes. Thank you Danii!

Also, for more info or to contact any of the djs, you can hit them up on twitter at: @djwayneski, @crazydjbazarro, @Dj_Skinny, and @DABOOZEBROS

Peace out yall!

-Arieslove

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What's Hot???? League510 - To The Beat "Town Techno"

Once again I bring to you what is hot in today's music. It was late Sunday night going into early Monday morning, and I was up on twitter as usual just checking out some tweets before I went to sleep. Then all of the sudden I started to pay attention to Clear Label's tweets in my timeline. For those that don't know, Clear Label is ran by Tajai Massey of the legendary Hieroglyphics crew from East Oakland, CA. Now I was reading their tweets, and I saw a tweet about their artist League510, and their latest record "To The Beat". Now being I'm from the Bay Area, Richmond, CA, and I have always been an underground head since forever. I decided to watch the video for To The Beat.

I must say that I was really inpressed when I watched and listened to their video. When listening to the record, it automatically makes you want to dance. I mean not like in a hyphy type of way, and not to disrespect the hyphy movement because I love it but this record really had a positive vibe to it.

Also, one of the members from League510 was up around that time tweeting as well, and I had a chance to chop it up with him about their music and hip hop in general. The groups main focus is making people want to dance and feel good, and with their "out of this world" sound League510 will definitely not disappoint their fans!

The group seems very pleased and excited to work with Tajai and Clear Label on their project as well as others to come. Now I know if Tajai is running things over their at Clear Label, then nothing but hot music will be bumpin' all over the Bay Area and worldwide! I had a chance to meet Tajai and Opio before their show down here in San Diego, CA, and they are very down to earth and cool homies. Shouts out to the rest of Souls of Mischief and go buy their latest album, Montezuma's Revenge.

League510 has a mixtape currently out and they wanted me to spread the word as well. The mixtape is called Invasion Vol. 1, and its available for download at: http://b9s.n.0sp.in/. The mixtape has some good ass records such as: "In My Face" (Had me saying womp womp too! LOL), the melodic and laid back Reaquainted, the gorilla in the trunk bumpin' Simple Things, and of course To The Beat.

For more information about League510, you can contact them on twitter: @League510. Also for more info about their show appearances or info about Hieroglyphics, check out @CLEARLABEL on twitter as well.

Much respect to League510 and Clear Label Records. Now check out their videos for To The Beat, and I'm On and let me know how yall like them in the comments section. Hell I need to be on one too, after seeing them party like that! Don't try that pillow slidin' down the stairs shit either! My brother and I used to do that when we were little, and busted our heads wide open! LOL! Until next time, peace outttt!


 -Arieslove

 


 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Marathon Man! Eddie B. Swift - DJ'd 24 Hours Straight Last Weekend!



Now I have seen dj's do some crazy things in all of my years of living, but maaaan come on....dj'ing for 24 hours? You guys will have to see it to believe it, and I do believe this was recorded live as well. Also, I was in the room to witness this for the 2nd time, and Eddie B. Swift does live up to his name as the marathon man! 



I had my Starbucks Vanilla Doubleshot energy drink in hand, cuz I wanted to see Eddie do his thing behind the wheelz live and not fall asleep! LOL! Now Eddie had already started at 12 noon est. on Saturday, and I came in about 11pm pst. my time, and Eddie was doing his thing and shouting out folks in chat. Eddie probably has a big ass hard drive, cuz he kept going all morning non stop playing everything from Dr. Dre, De La Soul, you name it and he played it!! I said to Eddie in the chatroom that if I were him, I would have a recliner behind the TTs and scratch with one hand lol! Well, you can't blame me for trying guys!



The last hour was coming to a close, and folks were cheering Eddie on, as 12pm est. Sunday finally came and went! Breakbeat Lou, Brownebabe, Onyx Queen, Badboysoul, and alot of supporters congratulated Eddie for his accomplishment of dj'ing for 24 hours straight! He did say that he doesn't know when he will do it again, but he knows that One Nation Radio and his fans definitely has his back!



Salute to you Eddie B. Swift! Hopefully now you are well rested, and you can do a 48 hour show? I know he's saying yeah right? LOL! 

Also, you can catch Eddie on Ustream during his showtimes at: http://www.ustream.tv/user/eddiebswift Also for more info and updates you can hit him up on twitter as well: @eddiebswift. Shouts out to Ramel! Peace Yall!



-Arieslove

Sunday, July 4, 2010

What's Hot???? Curren$y - Address & Breakfast

I will be starting a weekly blog as well called "What's Hot". If you guys know of any new or current artists that are hot, then just hit me up on Twitter: @GetThe411Nation and I will check them out. Now in the last month or so I've been feeling an artist's latest records, and he goes by the name of Curren$y.

At first he was signed on Master P's No Limit Records, back in 2005 when he was a teenager. Also, he was signed to Young Money until 2007. Now signed with Amalgam Digital and releasing mixtapes, CurrenSy is also apart of Jay Electronica's & Mos Def's supergroup of rappers Center Edge Territory. Hopefully with the help of Damon Dash as well, Curren$y will get the respect as an MC that he deserves and represent New Orleans to the fullest.

Check out Curren$y's latest videos that have been blowing up on music channels everywhere. "Address" & Breakfast. Come check out the blog next week to see who's hot! Peace yall!


-Arieslove 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Keke Dillard - The Curvy Revolution



As long as I've known Keke Dillard, she has been always dedicated to promoting the movement of strong, intelligent, as well as sexy curvy women. You can also add: motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and a creator of one of the largest plus size networks. Do yall smell an Essence Award coming? Because I think that she deserves to be awarded for her success!

I love women of all races, shapes and sizes, but my main love is for big women. I can't even turn my channel now without seeing a curvy sexy woman on tv and movies, so watch out yall cuz big women are not going anywhere! Every time I see one of Keke's ads, I want to go to one of her events! lol! It's too bad I don't live where she has them, but wait.....she will be having something huge coming up in Las Vegas! That's right folks, The Curvy Revolution, plus size convention from Feb 18-20th, 2011 is just around the corner!




For more information about the convention and the events that will take place, you can visit their website at: http://www.curvyrevolution.com/. Also follow them on twitter @CurvyConvention, too keep up with daily updates. I was looking at the site earlier, and I'm like Planet Hollywood! Vendors! Workshops! Miss Curve Competition, and Skorch the Runway! Now yall know that I will be there for that! (wipes drool) LOL! This is gonna be huge everyone, so please support Keke Dillard and The Curvy Revolution.

For more information or too contact Keke Dillard, you can hit up these links:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/kekedillard
Website: www.kekedillard.com


Peace!

-Arieslove





Monday, June 28, 2010

BreakBeat Lou Says Farewell On Ustream



I remember growing up in the Bay Area, back in Richmond, CA. Everytime I listened to the Wake-Up Show with Sway & King Tech, King Tech used to always play these breaks in his show and him and Sway always gave respect to BreakBeat Lou. I would be like yo who is BreakBeat Lou? As I got older and interned for college radio at UC Berkeley, I would see some of the old breakbeat albums and listen to them. That's when I started to put the history of breakbeats and hip hop together, and understood what Sway & tech were talking about.

We can take it all the way back to 1986 where Breakbeat Lou and Breakbeat Lenny Roberts released over 24 plus volumes of breakbeats. For those that don't know what breakbeats are, breakbeats are instrumentals found in jazz and funk music, which are led throuh first by the vocals or usually drums. It was good to finally see the legendary Breakbeat Lou, once I got introduced to De La Soul's Dugout & Da Beatminerz and saw him live online on his show. I hope that all djs can respect the craft of where true dj'ing came from, rather than just only buy a laptop and a program and say hey I'm a dj now and use it as a hustle. By seeing BreakBeatLou, alongside with the One Nation Radio djs, they show you how much they have been through in the game and how much respect and love they have for the music and their craft as a whole.

When Breakbeat Lou said his farewells on Ustream last nite, I can see how humble and true of a man he is. He gave respect to all of those that have been by his side, and supported him throughout the years of his career. I typed a message in the chatroom to him saying this isn't a farewell, because the memory of you will live through us. Also, we have to educate the kids and future djs of where true dj'ing started, and how vital of a role it plays not only in hip hop but keeping a club or party rockin' worldwide.

Salute to you Breakbeat Lou! One love homie! Shouts out to Eddie B. Swift and all of the Ultimate Breaks & Beats djs and tour! Peace!

-Arieslove




Friday, June 25, 2010

The Breakfast Club - Special Guest Marsha Ambrosius - 6/25/10




Maaaaaan, earlier this morning you can not explain the anticipation that I had, and I know everyone else had for Marsha Ambrosius's appearance on The Breakfast Club! Actually, I was in the Dugout around 2am because DJ Dez's show had just ended and we all were falling asleep, even Dez on cam! LOL! So DJ Maseo was like yall come on in and chop it up for a while. All I remember was talking to a dude named Matthew, my homie Nes , and Maseo. Then I was knocked out. Next thing you know it was 3:45am pst, and Brownebabe was like hey you're early! LOL! Cuz you know I'm not gonna miss me some Marsha! After that it was 4am pst., and DJ Dummy came on to introduce the wonderful, the beautiful, Marsha Ambrosius.


Now yall know Marsha is fam after being up this early on the show with us! LOL! She was like my hair is a mess, and I aint brushed my teeth but she hung out the entire show with us and we enjoyed her the whole way through. She would sing in the background when Dummy played certain songs, and would be like wow you guys really get down in the morning! I asked her a few questions in the chatroom like who were her favorite artists, and she said she had so many but she did mention Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Diana Ross. Also, I asked who she would like to work with that she hasn't worked with yet, and she said Stevie Wonder. Can you guys imagine her and Stevie Wonder together in the studio and on stage? Amazing! The chatroom had their questions as well, like would she work with Drake or Nicki Minaj, and Marsha said hey I'm just happy to have a job and I'm singing, but wouldn't mind working with them or other artists.



One of the important highlights of the show was when Marsha talked about her working with Michael Jackson. As you guys know, today marks the one year anniversary of his death, and DJ Dummy also made it clear that this show was not planned on this day because of that. It was just ironic that it happened that way. When she explained how she felt whenever she was around MJ, and how he smelled or when he complimented her on how good she was. It felt like you were there too, and you can picture what she was saying.

As the show ended she sang everyone's name from all 3 chatrooms that viewed and listened to the show. It was so cool, that I aimed my Blackberry towards the screen and recorded the roll call. 

On behalf of the Breakfast Club, thank you so much Marsha for co hosting with us, and also thank you Dummy for making it all happen! Until next week yall! Peaceeeee!

-Arieslove