Sunday, July 5, 2009
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
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
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on either of the images for information to the release party and to purchase New Money.
Bridges @ El Cid!! Sat, May 9th!!
NEW MONEY RELEASE PARTY!!!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
DOWNLOAD “IN THE RUFF” HERE!
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
DOWNLOAD “IN THE RUFF” HERE!
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
Interview @ Acrylick.net
Diamond District - I Mean Business (Oddisee Music)
Click here to download all songs
Thursday, April 9, 2009
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 [http://www.redbullbigtune.com/2/] 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