Posted on Jun 26th, 2008
Now that A-Trak’s Running Man mix is out this week on iTunes in its full 45-minute workout format, we can direct you to these stand-alone nuggets: single “Say Woah,” and the original version of “Mastered” featuring Lupe Fiasco (who couldn’t be cleared and ended up replaced by Kid Cudi on the final Original Run version).
Posted on Jun 24th, 2008
Sammy live @ LAX
I’m done with the tour! I decided to wait until the end to provide the wrap-up, but hopefully people will actually read this, because its kind of long! I’ll give a brief digest to start out so you know what your getting into:
- Summer of Sammy Tour = Serial Massacre i.e. Raging Success
- Cameos from Ayres, Alan and Eh’Life
- Run ins with border patrols, bikes and BEPs
- Triumphs of Celtics, Cesars and Cruisers
- Chilling with Diamonds, Daniels and Debonairs
- A mix classic gets re-released, this time for free
I’m gonna start off by saying that the main (if only) reason that I’m writing this blog is so that Certified Max can read it. I’m gonna lay this bro-love right out there in the open; Max and I have had some amazing times DJing around North America and I thought of him on innumerable occasions on this run. Hopefully at least he will read the whole thing!
Posted on Jun 19th, 2008
has two more dates left on his epic Summer Of Sammy trek, and promises a full tour diary as soon as he’s done, complete with tales of debauchery and Black Eyed Pea encounters (dude is a Kid Cudi fan, apparently!). Meanwhile, you can check Sammy in Chicago tonight (6.19) at Debonair Social Club and in Milwuakee on Saturday (6.21) at MOCT, and download the Summer Of Sammy mixtape
if you haven’t already bowed down to it’s grandeur. “Rhythm Of The Night,” people!
Posted on Jun 18th, 2008
Check out some snips from Trizzy’s forthcoming (as in “out next Tuesday”) Nike+ mix over at The FADER blog. It includes first single “Say Woah,” a Kid Cudi guest-spot, and a lot of untz untz and beep beep.
Posted on Jun 17th, 2008
This has been floating around for a hot second, and while we were waiting to get a better quality mp3 of this to share with y’all, we can wait no longer. The story is that Mr 305 heard “Day ‘N’ Nite,” got super into it (“I love this record, dog…”) and decided to throw a freestyle of his own at the beginning. Toma! Download it here (right-click and save-as).
Also: congrats to Ursula Mann and Ashley Jordan, who won tickets to tonight’s Kid Cudi show @ Knitting Factory in NYC. Even if you didn’t snag the freebies, come through anyway, it’s gonna be a fun one. (Now with open bar 9-10, says the Knit!)
Posted on Jun 16th, 2008
Listen to Mr Cudder Dudder stealing a Cassie beat for “London Girls” (coming soon on DJ Semtex’s new mixtape) over at the Semtex Blog. Also don’t forget we’re still giving away tix to Cudi’s show this Tuesday night (6.17) at the Knitting Factory!
Posted on Jun 13th, 2008
Kid Cudi is gonna be rocking at the Knitting Factory in NYC next Tuesday (6/17), and we have a pair of guest list slots to give away to you fine folks. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and a winner will be selected Monday night. Even if you don’t get the freebies, come through to the Knitting Factory anyway (advance tickets here), you don’t want to miss this one.
What else is goin on with the Kid? He’ll be rocking in Boston tonight (6/13) at Chau Chow City, and in Toronto on Saturday (6/14) at the Drake Underground. You can also hear him on 88 Keys’ new mixtape Adam’s Case Files, downloadable here.
Posted on Jun 10th, 2008
We welcome Sammy Bananas to our list of blog contributors, as he checks in from his Brooklyn lair…
The Summer Solstice may be 10 days away, but as it was 99 degrees in NYC today I think we can safely say that the season has officially jumped off. And what better way to celebrate the start of summer than with…BANANAS! I’ll be traveling around over the next two weeks killing dancehalls in Vancouver, SF, LA, Chi and Milwaukee, and I made a mix for this Summer of Sammy tour. It features a heap of exclusive material, including the 4 tracks from my upcoming Braids & Fades EP (coming out soon!) Bump it on your way to the beach, while macking honey-dips, while wearing this, or sweating in your hot ass apartment. Mix link, tracklist and full tour dates after the jump!
Posted on May 30th, 2008
DC’s Wale and FG’s Nick Catchdubs just dropped The Mixtape About Nothing today, and you can download it for free (part 1 and part 2) or get a physical copy bundled with a limited-edition 10.Deep “Serenity Now” shirt. Don’t take the Seinfeld theme too literally though, it’s definitely Wale’s De La Soul Is Dead moment: “If you love substance, you love Wale/ But most niggas love nothing, so I made this tape.”
Posted on May 22nd, 2008
Go and listen to Jokers Of The Scene previewing tracks from their new Acid Bagg single on this brand-new mix for No Love Lost – download it here and check the tracklist here. The Portishead intro is bananas! You can also hear more JOTS newness on last week’s (5/16) episode of The FADER’s “The Let Out” on East Village Radio – download it here (right-click and save-as), dem Ottawa boys come thru in the second half.