Sunday, July 5, 2009

Bishop Lamont, Battlecat n'dem officially said that its summertime

*puts on rollerskates*

The cold part about is, I can't even skate lol. This joint will make you want to though. BRING ON THE HOT WEATHER!!

Nothing Could Be Better (feat. Suga Free, Chevy Jones, Bokey & Butch Cassidy) prod by Battlecat & 1500 Or Nothin’


Thursday, June 25, 2009

3 things that yo' mama told you that have been lost on the ina'net

Since the dawn of the new age called the internet, we have all become increasingly more attached and outgoing. All of us once internal people, are now spilling out guts about what we like, who we are, who we don't like and so on for the world to see. With a WiFi signal and a click, you can share your opinion on just about anything, sometimes anonymously, most times with a nice pretty picture of yo face and a list of things that you do on the weekends right next to it.

Where I think that people that frown upon this all are really the silly ones (I mean you could easily just ignore it right? What's the point of having an opinion on something that you can simply never apply to?), there are some general principles that have been lost in all the fun. The result is often a mean look or a tough talking to, but sometimes a beatdown!

Let's explore the 3 things yo' mama told you that have been lost on the ina'net:

3. Tell the truth and shame the Devil...

This relates to the personality that some of us have created for ourselves on the world wide web. NO, you aren't 5'5 with a track runner body just because it says it on facebook. NO, you don't own 3 cars and a house with a dog just because it says it on your MySpace page. You can't twitter nor IM yourself into falsehoods. This is simple, you'd do better telling the truth in these cases, exaggerating is only going to lead to embarrassment in the long run. I'm just sayin...

2. Mind your business...

Aaahh yes, blogging has made everyone's business, everyone else's business. It's one thing to talk about things that have been put out there. It's all in good fun, share your opinion, but when private matters hit the net, sometimes, shit hits the fan. I can dig it though. I mean, who wants their beez-wax a mouse click away at all times? lol I look on the news and see that a high school girl got jumped for talking reckless on MySpace, and I think "well, that's what happens I guess (shrug)." No sadness, no, "oh my God what's this world coming to?" Actually, that leads to the next point, let's move on...

1. Don't let your mouth write checks, that you ass can't cash...(The Perez Hilton complex)

There's a very good reason why some people go through life without dealing with much mess. That reason is often that they don't generate mess to begin with. At the secure frame of 5"9 and somewhere around 145 you just wont see me out and about talking crazy to someone the size of Shaq. I mean, i'ma fight for mines, but why even put yourself in that position to begin with. That man knew he couldn't fight! He knew that he could knocked out at any time, but decided to write all sorts of ridiculous things about people. Got punched NOW YOU WANNA SUE? There should be a check systems for mouth checks with no ass collateral. I've seen it far too many times. Someone says something about someone on the net, and gets beat up that same Friday or Sat for their words. Even worse, gets their ip address figured and ends up getting a visit <--no bullshit. Use common sense folks. I'm just sayin'.

All and all I leave you with this, "Its better to be more smart than proud" You can lose a WHOLE lot of shit being proud. It aint always about getting socked, sometimes you can lose close friends, fam, or worse, get you or someone you love shot.

This has been a Trek Life PSA. I love all ya'll. Surf Safely


Friday, May 8, 2009

New Money has finally hit stores Release party this Sat @ Bridges!!!

Without further ado the US release of New Money, Oddisee remixes of my debut album Price I've Paid have hit stores. The CD includes to exclusive NEW bonus tracks that you cannot get on iTunes (yet).

If you're in the LA area, please make it out to Bridges @ El Cid, tomorrow night for the release party. You can get on the free guestlist @

Click on either of the images for information to the release party and to purchase New Money.

Bridges @ El Cid!! Sat, May 9th!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009



00 Intro
01 Streets Wont Let Me Chill
02 Who I Be
03 Back To Basics
04 I Mean Business
05 Get In Line
06 In The Ruff
07 The Shining (Produced by Dunc)
08 The District
09 Make It Clear
10 Off The Late Night (Produced by Slim kat 78)
11 Let Me Explain
12 First Time


In The Ruff is the highly anticipated debut album from new DC hip hop group “The Diamond District”, created by state veterans Oddisee, X.O. & YU. In The Ruff is the answer for any lover of hip hop who asks the question - “Where did that grimy East coast sound go?”

The group was founded by rapper/ producer Oddisee, who has a long list of production & collaboration credits with the likes of Freeway, Talib Kweli, Siagon, Little Brother, Trek Life, Charles Hamilton, Jazzy Jeff, Buck Shot, Royce the 5'9”, Nikki jean, Muhsinah, J-live, Lil Fame of MOP, Skyzoo and many more. Oddisee’s soulful, haunting samples over bass-heavy beat breaks create the perfect instrumentals for him, XO & YU to match with their street savvy, politically conscious lyrics.

“The ware wolves wear wool suits, be ware of them…”-YU

In The Ruff is a raw mid-90’s Boom-Bap themed album for the DC state of mind, destined to appeal to all lovers of hip hop’s golden era, managing to travel back in time and push the boundaries of DC Hip-Hop simultaneously.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Trek Life Acrylick's Featured Artist + Root Down this Thursday

What up ya'll,

Hope all is well with everyone and 09' is being good to you. The Euro Tour with Oddisee went brilliant as it always does. Shout out to all the promoters, DJs, Friends, and party people that took care of us out there. We're already mapping out next year's run to places we were invited but didn't get a chance to get to.

New Money's CD release date is May 5th. That being said there are a few shows coming up. Root Down this Thursday 04/16 and Bridges Saturday May 9th. Make sure to come out and rock with us.

Freebies from Trek Life as well as Diamond District (Oddisee, XO & YU) are below. Their debut album "In The Ruff" will be released for free download today April 14th. For more information check their site

Also, I am proud to be Acyrlick's Featured artist this month on make sure to check out the interview below.

Til' next time ya'll.


Interview @




Trek Life- Self Portrait prod by Lars vom Dorf (ThinkLoud)
Diamond District - Who I Be (Oddisee Music)
Diamond District - I Mean Business (Oddisee Music)
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Trek Life & DJ Tommy Blak live @ Root Down Thurs 04/16

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"Let the whole world know my name before I die." - Trek Life

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

J.Bizness - Red Bull Big Tune L.A. Winner Releases Debut Album

What it is good people. I would like to introduce (or re-intro) ya'll to my man J.Bizness. Hailing from the 909, he's the producer of the songs "Black Music" & "One Idea" on my debut album Price I've Paid. I have long said that this cat is a very dope actual "producer" with vision for songs that go along with the beats he creates. The press release is below. Listen to the beats and enjoy.


The Re-emergence of the West Coast Sound

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - April 8, 2009 - J. Bizness, Los Angeles winner and national finalist of Red Bull Big Tune 2008, readies the release of his debut hip hop instrumental album. The album titled Reason: Beats & Pieces is set to release under the artist's own imprint Illregular Instrumentals,
LLC. online for digital distribution only, on Itunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, and Napster on June 9, 2009.

Amidst several budding artists hailing from the West Coast, with music blurring the sounds between genres, eras, and regions, a familiar yet modern sound emerges from newcomer J. Bizness. Solely using Propellerhead's Reason program, J. Bizness produces Reason: Beats & Pieces; a masterful work that displays the wide spectrum that is hip hop. With dark tracks like "PBS" to soulful samples like "Choppy", this debut album exhibits the versatility of his talent. Heavily influenced by producers like DJ Battlecat, DJ Premier, and J. Dilla, J. Bizness takes a fresh approach to creating music using unconventional sounds while marrying them to the classic West Coast flavor.

J. Bizness has worked with the lauded underground Los Angeles emcee, Trek Life and was featured on his 2006 release "The Price I've Paid" amongst notable producers as DJ Babu, Evidence and DJ Rhetmattic, in which he produced and co-wrote 2 tracks. He was also featured on the 2003 release "Heaven Cent" by Prophit P.A.N.I.C., earning a nod for the Independent Hip Hop Artist of the Year at the Los Angeles Music Awards.

Catch J. Bizness and the [] Red Bull Big Tune Beat Battle National Finals that will be televised this Saturday, April 11, 7:30 PT/ET on BET.

Download free listening copy here:

For additional information please contact:

Business Inquiries & Publicity: Leah Wilson

Booking Agent: Tara Alphonso

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Proh Mic comes through with the BANGERS!!!

Ain't even no need for talkin'

This is Vol 3. head over to to keep up with that Proh Mic heat