Monthly Archives: August 2013

Pete Rock & Camp Lo Present ’80 Blocks From Tiffany’s Pt. II’

80blockscoverfinal (2)80 Blocks from Tiffany’s” is a project named after a popular documentary directed by Gary Weis in 1979 that reflected the days of early Bronx gang life. The project is solely produced by legendary producer Pete Rock and lyrically mastered by the Bronx Dynamite Duo Camp Lo; an together they form the group “80 Blocks from Tiffany’s”.

Pete Rock and Camp Lo keep Hip-Hop genuine with the “80 Blocks from Tiffany’s Pt. II” project. The venture started in 2008 after working on the underground hit “On Smash” for Styles P. This is when the trio decided to revive Hip-Hop’s heartbeat and pay tribute to the birthplace of the genre. The group’s initial release entitled, “80 Blocks from Tiffany’s,” was successfully launched in 2011 and used Pete Rock’s previous music catalog to set the tone for Camp Lo by providing authentic beats, with a distinctive soulful, jazzier style than what he is typically known for.

80 Blocks from Tiffany’s Part II” reintroduces the vintage art of sampling and soul of rap music that has made Hip-Hop commercially relevant, making this mixtape an instant classic. Never before has revered producer Pete Rock released free music, especially of this caliber. “80 Blocks from Tiffany’s Pt.  II” features all new original tracks from Pete Rock and as Pete states “teaming up with Camp Lo contributed to making the project authentic, explicit, and shocking.”

80 Blocks from Tiffany’s Pt. II” was released on 7-30-2013 exclusively by and contains features from Mac Miller, Ab-Soul (TDE), Talib Kweli, Uncle Murda and M.O.P. All tracks were originally laid down at Pete Rock’s pre- production studio with engineer Dave Dar and mixed and mastered at Da Man Production Studio in NYC. The mixtape will be sonically superior than what currently exists in the mixtape market and combined with these features will reconfirm the revival of the 90’s boom-bap sound.


80 Blocks from Tiffany’s Part II Track Listing:

1. Intro

2. Ladies and Gentlemen (introducing 80 Blocks) f/ Talib Kweli

3. Starlight Glitz

4. Clean Getaway f/ Uncle Murda

5. No Uniform f/ M.O.P. and Pete Rock

6. Lets Toast

7. Megan Good f/ Mac Miller

8. 80 Blocks Party

9. Don’t Ya Just Love It f/ Ab-Soul

10. Y’all Not Ready

11. Rocking With The Best

12. You Never Seen A City Like (The Bronx)

13. Supa Fly Shit

14. 80 Block’s From Tiffany’s

15. Bionic

16. Mafungo

17. No Hook f/ Pete Rock

18. Love Traps f/ Tyler Woods

19. Glitter and Gold

20. 99 Bottles

21. Dream Journey f/ Geechi Suede

22. 4 The OG’s

23. Pot of Butta

24. Can I Get A ……

25. Outro



Kid Cudi’s The Cud Life Tour Hits Chicago September 20th

Copy of kid cudiTwo time Grammy Award winning rapper and actor KID CUDI will bring his The Cud Life Tour to Chicago’s UIC Pavilion on September 20th. Joining Kid Cudi is Odd Future head-honcho, producer, and rapper TYLER, THE CREATOR, and critically acclaimed rising talent LOGIC.

With two Grammys and over 10 million Facebook followersKid Cudi is showing no signs of slowing down. His latest album, INDICUD, is out now, and features the singles “Just What I Am,” “Immortal,” and “Girls.” The album was released on Kanye West’s GOOD Music Imprint, and debuted at #2 in the US. The album features cameos by Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, RZA, Too Short, Haim, and Michael Bolton.

Tyler, the Creator got his first taste of fame when The Los Angeles Times ran a “teen on the street”-type story on the then 16-year-old skateboarding enthusiast, who was also interested in music and fashion. In 2007 he began making music with Odd Future‘s core members — Earl Sweatshirt,Left Brain, and Hodgy Beats — and by the summer of 2010 their bizarre, surreal, and filthy material had earned them a loyal following. It was during that year that a video Tylerdirected for the Odd Future track “French” took off, topping a million views by December and drawing attention to the slew of crew-related mixtapes that followed, including Tyler‘s own, Bastard. He was also signed to the XL label in 2010 for a one-album deal. When Tyler‘s XL album Goblin arrived in 2011, it became the first Odd Future-related product to be released through the usual music industry channels.Wolf followed in 2013, with Left Brain and Frank Ocean returning as guests.

Logic is an American rapper. He was born and raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He has amassed a large internet following and is a member of the RattPack, his group of friends that he works with. Logic has released four official mixtapes, with the most recent being the critically acclaimed Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever. He is currently signed with Visionary Music Group and Def Jam Recordings.

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Hiero Day Music Festival in Oakland

Copy of dayLegendary independent artist collective Hieroglyphics Imperium are teaming up with Oakland-based Linden Street Brewery to present the Second Annual Hiero Day block party on Monday, September 2, 2013 (Labor Day) from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Linden Street Brewery, located at the Port of Oakland. Hiero Day is a free all day music festival that features live performances by the legendary Hieroglyphics and other special guests, local merchandise vendors, food trucks, and interactive activities for all ages. Hiero Day celebrates and showcases the Bay

Hiero Day was created in 2012 with the purpose of celebrating Oakland, supporting local businesses, empowering communities, and highlighting the Bay Area’s internationally recognized independent Hip-Hop culture. Showcasing independent and emerging artists who live and work in the Bay Area, the festival will remain free and accessible to all, thanks to the generous support of sponsors. After the success of last year’s inaugural event, Oakland’s Mayor Jean Quan will declare September 3, 2013 as “Hiero Day” in the City of Oakland. This year’s festival holds particular significance to the local music community, as it lands on the 20th anniversary of the release of the highly influential and groundbreaking album, ’93 ‘Til Infinity by Bay Area underground legends, Souls of Mischief. At Hiero Day 2013, the Hieroglyphics will perform hits from previous albums, including the infamous ’93 ‘Til Infinity, Full Circle, and songs from their new album The Kitchen, released Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

Visit for more information and updates on performances, sponsors, vendors, and activities. Watch footage of Hiero Day 2012 and hear Kanye, Sway Calloway, Davey D, and Radio Rahim wax poetic about Hiero’s legacy on music, culture, and fashion here:

Founded in 1997 in Oakland, California, Hiero Imperium Records was founded by artists Del The Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Domino, and the group Souls of Mischief, consisting of members A-Plus, Opio, Phesto and Tajai. After releasing albums on several major labels, the collective established their own independent Hieroglyphics Imperium label, website, and merch company in 1997, and are credited as creating the blueprint for independent rap labels. Few other rap collectives have withstood the test of time and are still considered as vibrant, respected, and talented as when they first stepped on the scene 20+ years ago. They are also credited as being one of the first hip hop groups to work with skate, snow, and surf companies . Created by Del the Funky Homosapien, their “third eye logo” is considered the third most recognized music logo according to Rolling Stone Magazine, and has been seen tattooed on dozens of fans all over the world. 2013 marks the 20 year anniversary of Souls of Mischief’s seminal ’93 ‘Til Infinity album, which will be celebrated at the 2nd annual Hiero Day block party festival on September 2nd, 2013 in Oakland, California.


Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” Breaks Record For Highest Radio Audience Ever

thickeRobin Thicke ‘s ubiquitous new single “BlurredLines,” featuring T.I. & Pharrel sl, continues its full-scale domination of the airwaves this summer, having broken the record for the highest radio audience ever recorded. As of this week, the track has reached more than 242.65 million listeners, breaking the previous record of 188.8 million. This achievement follows on the heels of the track breaking the record for biggest-single week downloads so far this year when it racked up more than 428,000 during the week ending June 23rd.

A bonafide phenomenon, “Blurred Lines” is No. 1 for a third week in a row at Pop Radio and for a fourth week in a row at the Rhythmic radio format. It has spent seven consecutive weeks at No. 1 Billboard‘s Hot 100 (Thicke’s first appearance atop the chart), surpassing Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” for the longest stretch at No. 1 so far this year. The track has also reached No. 1 in 80 countries around the world. “Blurred Lines” has been certified 3x-platinum with more than 3.5 million in sales to date. The eye-catching video, directed by Diane Martel, has racked up more than 104 million views on YouTube.

The song is the title track to Thicke’s upcoming new album, which will be released by Star Trak/Interscope Records on July 30th. The album will be sold as a standard 11-song package, a deluxe package that features three bonus tracks, and as a special deluxe edition, which includes the three bonus tracks plus two remixes.


Real Housewives of Atlanta Baggage‏

Copy of Housewives bookGriffin Scott Press announced a late September release date for Cynthia Bailey -Thomas’s and Peter Thomas’s urban memoir. The book chronicles the couple’s journey of courtship, marriage, financial comebacks and blending a family of six children.

Bailey-Thomas shares, “Peter and I did not write a book to give other couples relationship advise.  Our story is biographical and we hope it will serve as an inspiration to other couples finding love in the second half of their lives. We share the nitty-gritty of what it looks like to maintain passion in a mature relationship while balancing children, business and finances.”

The book’s title is a playful euphemism that defines all the moving pieces that come along with mid life marriage. The chapters delve into everything from Cynthia’s and Peter’s first date that was fifteen years in the making to their formula for successfully managing six children and five co-parents.

Readers will be stunned to learn how the ex-supermodel and restaurateur/entrepreneur shot to fame and joined the ensemble cast of Bravo’s hit reality show, The Real Housewives of Atlanta. “Carry-on Baggage” will inspire, provoke and make the reader laugh out loud as they take Cynthia and Peter’s nonstop flight to finding marital bliss.

MINI Night Out debuts at Lollapalooza!

Copy of Mini1Celebrities and influencers alike came out this weekend to experience MINI Cooper’s NEW Mini Paceman and check out some of the hottest Lollapalooza after parties including VIP passes to the ASOS Rocks event held at The Hard Rock Hotel, exclusive performances from Salt’N’Peppa at The Untitled and a special DJ performance by Ryan Cabrera at Ay Chiwowa!

Lollapalooza performers Imagine Dragons and Atlas Genius took the NEW Mini Paceman to their performances on the coveted Lollapalloza stage, Extra host Ben Lyons hopped a ride as he left the Hard Rock Hotel to partake in the festivities and DJ Ryan Cabrera even took his MINI Paceman to his set at Ay Chiwowa!

Upon reserving a ride for this coveted nightlife adventure, a nightlife chauffeur picked upMini2 guests in the brand new MINI Paceman, and took you to the hottest spots in Chicago whereupon they enjoyed a one of a kind VIP experience inside, all courtesy of UrbanDaddy and MINI.