Archive for November, 2009

Old Soul Ent Presents: Soul Sessions 4 Year Anniversary 11/25/09

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The flyer speaks for itself.  I imagine it’s gonna be a night for the ages.  “I’m talking incontrovertible, structural damage, human injury…. real mayhem, basically.”  Ok, maybe not that crazy.  But butts will be moving, and drinks will be flowing.  Continue reading ‘Old Soul Ent Presents: Soul Sessions 4 Year Anniversary 11/25/09’

Dizzy Yung ft. alpha.live – ‘…I Do It’

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As a bonus to the Cleptoz show in Bloomington tonight, I thought I’d share a new track from Dizzy Yung’s solo project The Becoming (due early 2010), which features the likes of Rusty Redenbacher, Son One, Mr. Kinetik (production credit for ‘Heart In Pain’), alpha.live, and others.

DOWNLOAD: Dizzy Yung ft. alpha.live – ‘… I Do It’

Video: U.N.I. x Kidz In The Hall x Warren G @ The Vogue

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In today’s irony report, Seanie Mic, the man whose parody videos have piles up 100’s of 1,000’s of 1,000,000’s of views, seems to always be present with his camera for local shows.

Thankfully he was on hand to capture Naledge (Kidz In The Hall) wearing a DOPE Couture shirt on stage with a wig-wearing Double-O?  There’s also footage of U-N-I doing my favorite song of theirs, ‘Beautiful Day,’ and Warren G running through This DJ & Regulators.  The bass was heavy on some of the songs, so sound quality is low.  Hopefully someone over at Heavy Gun has footage of Grey Granite opening up.  Thanks again to Sean for the video.

U-N-I – Beautiful Day:

Continue reading ‘Video: U.N.I. x Kidz In The Hall x Warren G @ The Vogue’

Cleptoz @ Jake’s 9pm Tonight

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If you’re in the Bloomington area tonight, make sure to check out the Cleptoz at Jake’s.  This trio has been rocking mic’s in Indiana and beyond since ’02, and their live show is always packed with energy.  It’s been a while since they’ve “stolen a show” (Cleptoz.. get it?.. nevermind), so it’s pretty much guaranteed to be a party.

Previously: DJ Orion Presents… Tighty Whities, The Mixtape

Video: Tanya Morgan – ‘App For That’ (got SOLE? appearance)

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My beautifully wonderful Twitter-buddy, KJ, pointed out the new Tanya Morgan iPhone App commercial features got SOLE?, Indy’s premier sneaker/streetwear boutique.  Mike & his wife are two of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, and they put in the long hours to keep Indianapolis (and the world) looking fresh.

Check out Donwill at the bus stop, wearing a got SOLE? New Era fitted, followed by Von Pea & Ilyas spitting verses.  If I was a rapper, I might even go download the Freestyle App…. looks kinda dope.

Previously: Video: Tanya Morgan at Bentley’s, 7/17/09

NBA’s New Taxi Ads With Rainn Wilson, Look Familiar?

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(Jimmy the cab driver, circa 1993)

When I first saw the new NBA commercials featuring Rainn Wilson (Dwight from The Office) as a crazy cab driver with different NBA players in the back, I thought they were hilarious.  Then I realized it reminded me of a similar ad campaign from the 90’s… which I automatically assumed was from the NBA, and they had just re-worked it.

WRONG.

Thanks to The Google, my memory became more accurate.  The ads weren’t from the NBA, they were from MTV.  The character of ‘Jimmy the cab driver’ was a household name and commercial in the 1990’s, played by actor Donal Logue.  Classic commercials that everyone born before ’84 should remember.

So, what is it….. a blatant rip-off, or a clever homage to a childhood hero, Jimmy the cab driver?

Original MTV ad:

NBA’s current ad:

ZO! – …just visiting too

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I first heard Zo! on the project Zo! and Tigallo Love The 80’s, and then saw him live with the Foreign Exchange a few months ago.  The guy oozes musical talent, and this EP is another showcase of his skills.  He enlists Foreign Exchange family members Darien Brockington, Yazarah, Carlitta Durand & Phonte to help create this collection of cover songs.  My favorite track is the cover of Bobby Caldwell’s ‘Flame’, which I admittedly only knew from being sampled on Biggie’s ‘Sky’s The Limit’… but hey, that’s how you learn.

Download: ZO! – …just visiting too

See what ?uestlove, 14KT (of Athletic Mic League & Mayer Hawthorne affiliation), & Mick Boogie have to say: Continue reading ‘ZO! – …just visiting too’


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