Thursday, February 25, 2010

What they're listening to v.2

I felt as if it was time to do a new version of what people are listening to. The last one I did featured Flying Lotus, DJ Benzi...was almost 2.5 years ago! So, here we go...

1. One Be Lo - B.A.B.Y. (Being A Black Youth)
2. Kidkanevil - Basho Basho
3. Sonnymoon - Golden Age
4. Broken Bells - Broken Bells
5. Alicia Keys - Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)


1. Janelle Monae - Cold War/Tightrope
2. Vampire Weekend - Contra
3. The New Morning Benders - Excuses
4. Erykah Badu - Window Seat ft. ?uestlove
5. Freeway and Jake One - The Stimulus Package

Kevin Robinson (Uncovered 3rd):
1. Ayomari - PB&J Solution
2. Cam'ron - Boss of All Bosses 2
3. Bloc Party - Intimacy
4. Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream
5. J. Futuristic & Yung L.A. - Batman & Robin


1. The Jaspects - The Polkadotted Stripe
2. Johnny Polygon - Rebel Without Applause
3. Hudson Mowhawke - Room Mist EP/Butter
4. Emilio Rojas - Bold and Arrogant Remix
5. Robert Glasper - Double Booked

Daniel Chae (Feats in Inches/
The Nehemiah Band):

1. Kanye West - Graduation
2. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
3. Tegan and Sara - Sainthood
4. Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
5. Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism

Aspect 1:
1. DJ Khalil - Chinatown Wars
2. Darkleaf - Beneath the Surface compilation
3. Afta 1 - unreleased LP
4. J.Bizness and Aiyro - Cali Fire Commission
5. Bobby Hutcherson - Dialogue

1. Jimmi Hendrix - Purple Haze
2. Flying Lotus - Computer Face/Pure Being
3. Damfunk - Hood Pass Intact
4. Big L - Lifestylez Ov Da Poor and Dangerous
5. DJ Krush - Krush

Jackson Perry (A-Side Worldwide/Now On):
1. Miike Snow – Miike Snow
2. Empire of The Sun – Walking On A Dream
3. Yeasayer – Odd Blood
4. After The Smoke – Under The Influence EP (coming soon)
5. Denny Dreutron (Mayer Hawthorne + 14KT) – Black Future/People Change (coming soon on Stones Throw)

1. Apparat - Fractales pt I
2. Shapeshifter - When I Return
3. Koushik - Nothings The Same
4. Apparat - Headup
5. Cranberries - Ode To My Family

Cook Classics:
1. Miike Snow - Miike Snow
2. The Beatles - Abbey Road
3. Common - Electric Circus
4. Jimmy Cliff - The Harder they Come
5. The XX - XX

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Paved Paths f. Von Pea, MED, aDaD & Danny Brown

Illustrated by Jane Choi Design

I present to you "Paved Paths" off of my upcoming album "As Serenity Approaches."

The song was programmed by DJ Incise and features Von Pea of Tanya Morgan, Stones Throw's MED, Chicago MC ADaD, and Detroit MC Danny "The Hybrid" Brown.

My sophomore LP titled "As Serenity Approaches" will feature Oddisee, Dumbfoundead, Donwill, Ohmega Watts, Substantial, Raashan Ahmad, John Robinson, TiRon, Theo Martins, Nieve and more....
Illustrated by Vanessa Maynard of No Heart

Check out the track HERE

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Ninja Starz

Almost 9 months ago (6/14/2009, when the Lakers won the championship), I threw a concert featuring some of my friends/colleagues under the guise "Ninja Starz."

Being Asian-American, it was only natural that I would have called it Ninja Starz seeing as I'm a part of a crew called Shinobeats.

Anyhow, the show featured Rathmatixx, TOKiMONSTA, U-N-I, Tiron, Ayomari, Tunji, Diz Gibran, Dom Kennedy, El Prez, H.O.P.E., and 2dopeboy's own Meka. Each of whom I respect and am a huge fan of. I'm proud that Los Angeles is starting to make its comeback and as a part of LA's next generation, I wanted to share this night with you. Enjoy.


H.O.P.E - H-O-P-E (Live @ Mountain Bar in Los Angeles, 6/14/09) from on Vimeo.

H.O.P.E - The Girlfriend Song (Live @ Mountain Bar in Los Angeles, 6/14/09) from on Vimeo.

El Prez

El Prez & Basicali - Revolutionary Cali Muzik (Live @ Mountain Bar, Los Angles 6/14/09) from on Vimeo.

Dom Kennedy

Dom Kennedy Live @ Mountain Bar, Los Angeles 6/14/09 from on Vimeo.

Tunji (True Greatness programmed by Incise/recorded & cuts by Descry.)

Tunji - True Greatness (Live @ Mountain Bar, Los Angeles 6/14/09) from on Vimeo.

Diz Gibran

Diz Gibran - Run Around (Live @ Mountain Bar, Los Angles 6/14/09 from on Vimeo.

Diz Gibran - Capital D (Live @ Mountain Bar, Los Angeles 6/14/09) from on Vimeo.

TiRon & Ayomari

Tiron - Sydney feat Ayomari (Live @ Mountain Bar, Los Angeles 6/14/09) from on Vimeo.


U-N-I - Voltron (Live @ Mountain Bar, Los Angeles 6/14/09) from on Vimeo.

U-N-I - Castle Vee (Live @ Mountain Bar, Los Angeles 6/14/09) from on Vimeo.

U-N-I - Land Of The Kings (Live @ Mountain Bar, Los Angeles 6/14/09) from on Vimeo.