Arts The Beatdoctor
Cymarshall Law
Everliven Sound & Inf
Max Fischer
Kapabel & Inf
SENSE & Sotu the Traveller
Skiggy Rapz
Apr 24 2008

perCeptie – De Kwestie (Music Video Premiere)

I am proud to present De Kwestie, the first music video from perCeptie. Look for cameos by Inf (strumming the guitar) and Kapabel (the rowdy cat). The last 30 seconds are simply beautiful. Enjoy!

Apr 22 2008

KPM – Library Music

This British news report is about a year old, but still an interesting watch. It features KPM, a production music library, which has given hip-hop producers some of their greatest hits (i.e. Gnarls Barkely’s “Crazy”) to a mostly unknowing public.

If you’d like to start your own vintage KPM vinyl collection, look no farther than eBay. But, be warned, these records can bring a pretty penny with collectors and producers battling it out to discover the rarest grooves.

Apr 12 2008

The Dino 5 – Street Credible Hip-Hop for Kids


Prince Paul, hip-hop weirdo and concept album aficionado, has magnified his persona x10 with a street credible rap album for children. This new project, The Dino 5, features the likes of:

DJ Stegosaurus – Prince Paul (Stetsasonic, Gravediggaz, ect.)
MC T-Rex – Chali 2na (Jurassic 5)
Tracy Triceratops – Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets)
Teo Pterodactyl – Scratch (The Roots)
Billy Brontosaurus – Wordsworth (eMc)

The album traces a group of dinosaur classmates which befriend scary T-Rex and form a super rap group, The Dino 5, who then perform in the big talent show at school. Grammy-winning poet Ursula Rucker narrates the story between tracks ala The Princess Bride. Ok, so the “concept” isn’t that deep, but it shouldn’t be as it’s created for those learning to spell names, not drop them.

The result is a fun little adventure that’ll keep the kidos smiling from the backseat, while their parents nod their heads in the front. Notable track “That’s Funny” is a playful rap battle with giggling in the background, while personal favorite “Sometimes I Like to Scream” runs the length between Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood and Boyz ’N the Hood.

Rumor has it The Dino 5 have already been optioned for a cartoon series. My money says they’ll be featured on Yo! Gabba Gabba, with Biz Markie popping out of a dinosaur egg by the end of the year.

Here come The Dino 5…