Category archives: Inspiration

Beatmaker Releases Free Beats...Then Gets Mad When Rappers Rap on Them (Participatory Culture & Hip Hop)

I just read a dope post over at Refined Hype in regards to producers and beat makers getting the short end of the proverbial stick. It inspired me to type this actually. If you’re new to life and or the internet, something happened this year that caused a huge f*cking shift in hip hop. Its old news, I know….but I’m talking about the Lord Finesse vs. Mac Miller lawsuit. Its […]

Freshformation: Sh*t Not To Say To Ppl You Wanna Collab With...

I’d like to preface this post by saying “I ain’t sh*t.” Now that we got that out of the way, for some odd reason….rappers say the dumbest sh*t when approaching me for beats or to collaborate. So I figure, let me help my fellow artists since we’re all in the same boat. And more importantly, maybe I can save you from saying some stupid sh*t when approaching someone you’d like […]

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Huh?)

*Favorite quote from sushi chef dude, Jiro – “I’ll continue to climb trying to reach the top…but no one knows where the top is!” You’re probably wondering why I’d post a trailer to a documentary on the greatest sushi chef in the world. Well reason #1, I love sushi (fun fact) and reason #2, this dude is the GREATEST sushi chef in the world. Let me say it again, the […]

How NOT To Promote Your Mixtape On Twitter (Or My Top 5 Smart Dudes to Follow)

Today’s lesson…how not to promote on Twitter. First off I must say that I am an unknown indie producer myself so I know what its like trying to get heard when there is so much noise going on. Second….I must say, I don’t like to put folks on blast but when this happens over and over again, I figure I should reach out and help someone. As you can see […]

How We Roll: Honoring Black Skate and Surf Culture

Spotted over at Global Grind: On July 28, the California African-American Museum (CAAM) in Los Angeles will host an exhibit featuring African-Americans and Polynesians in skateboarding, surfing and roller skating entitled How We Roll. This show will feature artwork and photography by prolific skaters and surfers such as Glen E. Friedman, Grant Brittain, Jim Goodrich, Lance Dawes, Atiba Jefferson, Neftalie, Keith ‘K-Dub’ Williams, and pioneering black female skater Stephanie Person. […]