by massappeal Regardless of whether or not you’re a hip hop head, @DJQBert needs no introduction. (But for you young bucks unfamiliar with the living legend, simply type DJ into the search bar on YouTube and hit enter. We guarantee you’ll find at least one video of him showcasing his mind-blowing skills, within the first page of results.)Today, Mass Appeal brings you the premiere of DJ QBert’s ‘JELLYFISH LAZER FACE,’ a recap of his “Extraterrestrium: The Guided Space Tour,” which ripped through the U.S. this past fall.
The mixtape has been described to us as “an odyssey of future bass music,” and features tracks from Mr. Carmack, El-P, LOUDPVCK. QBert also delivers a few surprises from his upcoming instrumental release, Extramentals Vol. 1.
Stream and download ‘JELLYFISH LAZER FACE’ below, and keep your ears locked in for the SXPXLZ snippet QBert teases at the end of the insane set.
DJ QBert’s ‘Extraterrestria / GalaXXXian’ is available on iTunes now: http://itunes.com/djqbert http://soundcloud.com/massappeal/jellyfishlazerface-1
by smoothe da hustler Promo track for protesters against police misconduct. Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and many other innocent lives that were stolen. http://soundcloud.com/smoothe-da-hustler/i-cant-breathe
http://www.vladtv.com -Calvin “Klein” Bacote talked to VladTV exclusively about growing up in the Golden Era of hip-hop and his relationship with record producer Lance “Un” Rivera.
The now author and motivational speaker opened up about his Brooklyn days and knowing a lot of people from the late Notorious B.I.G.’s circle, including Lil Cease. The former dealer says he wish he would have brought around Jay Z during those times so they can battle. He also says he and Rivera used to debate about which rapper was better.
He also says that he predicted Biggie’s death after hearing, “Going Back To Cali” during his time in jail. While behind bars, Klein says he had a feeling something would go wrong since tensions were still high between both coasts. He says that it was a bad marketing ploy at the time for Bad Boy, but it was disappointing to see Biggie unaware of the trouble coming his way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF3kOqC1558
http://www.vladtv.com -Rapper R.A. The Rugged Man sat down with VladTV exclusively to speak about the state of hip-hop and some of the major differences between mainstream hip-hop music. The New York native disagrees with the majority of people who find today’s rap music less than sub-par. He says there’s plenty of disappointing acts out, but each era comes with artists who aren’t to an individual’s liking. He does point out that commercial rappers aren’t making impactful music.
He gives rappers like J. Cole props for his lyrical ability, but says that Kendrick Lamar isn’t at the top of his list. R.A. believes underground artists like King Los have presented the game with better lyrical flows.
Rugged Man points out that many record labels want to push out hip-hop music but only to their liking. He makes Pitbull’s smash hit, “Timber” featuring Kesha as an example. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om50QKvTfqU
http://www.vladtv.com -Five people were shot and injured during Chris Brown’s latest club appearance in San Jose, CA.
According to Vibe, the shooting happened at Fiesta Nightclub around 1:20 a.m. while Chris was on stage entertaining the crowd by performing his hit single “Loyal.” Shots rang out in the club, leaving the Breezy’s security to escort him off the stage. Four people were wounded while another wounded patron was found at a local hospital.
Several people were detained by the police, but no arrests have been made. Chris sent fans his status over Twitter before deleting it. Karrueche was also in attendance, but was not hurt during the shooting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewkhi2wwk8M