code for the streets

CODE FOR THE STREETS

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77Klash is back with a bang. Check out his code for the streets EP (buyable on iTunes) with tunes produced by him, me and... Continue Reading

TROPICAL BANANAS

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I heard Alice Russell‘s “Hurry On Now” at a party at Howard University earlier this year. The Boub instrumental sounds modest, generic even, but... Continue Reading

DISTRICT OF MAN (DOM)

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i found this list on the internet. Top 10 artistes who walk with a “District of Man” it’s the Top 10 artistes who walk... Continue Reading

NEO ELECTRIC AFRICAN DIASPORIC MUSIC

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Yep, that sounds like a good enough description. DJ Chief Boima and Sogui So Good’s latest mixtape/release, Baobab Connection Vol. 2 was dropped in... Continue Reading

slick rick is here to stay

YOU GO GOV!

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In one of his first acts in office New York’s new blind, black Governor David Patterson (replacing hypocritical philanderer Elliot Spitzer after his scandalous... Continue Reading

MUCH MORE

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The upcoming Nas album which was to be titled Nigger has been stripped of a name. The project will now be simply untitled, and... Continue Reading

NJ GARAGE: TODD EDWARDS

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Rabid Todd Edwards fans, don’t get mad if I leave something out, this is by no means a definitive or informed post. People who... Continue Reading

BENGA ON HOW TO MAKE DUBSTEP

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Much respect to Benga for being open about how he makes his dubstep tunes. Some people are insecure about sharing their studio knowledge, but... Continue Reading

DUTTY REMIX YOUTUBE

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I’ve been getting more and more into the whole youtube thing lately and I’ve noticed a lot of people are using it as a... Continue Reading

WATCH ME NOW

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This one is a scorcher, my first encounter with “ragga-hop.” The Caribbean’s answer to Beyoncé, Triniti is a soulful songstress, sassy singjay, and hard-hitting... Continue Reading

SHeBANG!

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I got this bad boy Sunday morning. Brand new groove from Mutamassik! A thoughtful, generous gift and a pleasant way to kick off the... Continue Reading

she's not smiling enough

SHE’S NOT SMILING ENOUGH, AND SHE STILL LOOKS FAT

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Who says late-capitalism isn’t violent? Look what they’re doing to these women! Or at least their photos. When real just isn’t real enough, go... Continue Reading

Gaza Lines

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Matt Shadetek sez: Everyone welcome Mode Raw to the DA blog, he’s gonna be popping his head up and dropping some jewels on us,... Continue Reading

STATES GET DUTTY

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HEY, AMERICANS! residents of Yanquistan! Turntable Lab has the Dutty Remix Zero 12″. WE WON’T LET EUROPE HAVE ALL THE FUN. Continue Reading

HOW POIGNANT?

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all dreams must end / take off your makeup Anita O’Day – The Party’s Over – Recognize when your run is up! Idle Warship... Continue Reading