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DJ Detox’s Donewaiting’s 9th Anniversary Hip Hop Mix


Footnote to Donewaiting’s 9th Anniversary: P.Blackk & DJ Bruni (above) almost had to cancel their performance because someone ran a stop sign when Blackk was headed back the venue.  Zero Star (below) performed with a 102 degree fever and a tension headache.  One person on twitter described the evening like this “@wesflexner  if @Zerostar82 was Jordan with the flu, last night was @PBlackk‘s Willis Reed moment @aceofcupsbar

Under the picture of P.Blackk is a DJ Detox’s Donewaiting’s 9th Anniversary Hip Hop MIX.  It has music by P. Blackk and Zero Star mixed in with Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica, Mos Def & more. For Tracklist visit DJ Detox’s Soundcloud page.


Zero Star & Pos 2

Video: Black Star & the Roots “You Already Knew” & “Little Brother” on Jimmy Fallon


Black Star (Talib Kweli & Yasien Bey)performed “You Already Knew” (above) and “Litte Brother” (below) with the help of the Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night.


If you like interesting storys then visit Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’s website to hear Questlove explain the late J. Dilla’s process when making the beat for “Little Brother” and how the song came about.

Listen: Black Star (Talib Kweli & Yasein Bey) “You Already Knew” & “Fix-Up”

It’s Black Friday, Blackk Friday and also #BlackStarFriday

Talib Kweli and Yasein Bey (Mos Def) are sharing two songs with their fans.
You Already Knew is off Black Star’s upcoming mixtape ‘Black Star Aretha’ produced by OhNo that pays tribute to Aretha Franklin.

Fans can download this song at Blackstarhub.

After the jump, Fix-Up. It’s a Black Star single produced by Madlib.

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Video:Talib Kweli Announces Duck Down Vs. Blacksmith CMJ Showcase from The Set of the Colbert Report

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Talib Kweli & Mos Def aka BlackStar will be on the Colbert Report Tonight(Wednesday), which airs at 11:30pm. Blackstar will debut a new song “Fix Up” tonight on the air.

Yesterday, Blackstar cancelled their New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Charlotte, Cincinnati and Indianapolis shows.

So today, Kweli hopped in the Colbert Chair to film this PSA about the Duck Down Records vs. Blacksmith CMJ Showcase on October 22nd at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The showcase features performances by Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Jean Grae, Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, Kidz In The Hall, Promise & a special ‘Population Control’ music set by Statik Selektah.

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Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Fall Tour Dates 2011

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If you were like me and missed Rock the Bells this year then this next announcement will make you really happy.

Guerilla Union and House of Blues have partnered to send Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star on a Rock the Bells tour where they rock their 1998 ground-breaking self-titled debut album.

If you live in Ohio then be stoked on the Cleveland and Cinci dates.

09.21 Detroit, MI – St Andrews
09.22 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
09.23 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
09.27 Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore
09.28 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
10.05 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10.06 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
10.29 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11.03 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11.04 Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
11.05 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
11.11 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room

Graffiti:TM7 Production in San Francisco:Ces Wand Ivory Keb

MP3:Kanye West-Lord Lord Lord (feat. Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon & Charlie Wilson)

Columbus ex-pat Wand blazing a Bay Area wall TM7-style with Ces, Ivory, and Keb. Click on image to see it in its splendor.

More BP Hip Hop Protest Songs

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You Can Download this Song:www.agarthaaudio.bandcamp.com.
Produced by Agartha Audio and featuring verses from Adam Warlock, Megabusive & Passive 65ive, Gasoline Beaches is a protest song against BP and the Oil Spill .

for more info checkwww.uncommonmusic.net.
These are the doods that notified me of Rammellzee’s death and sent me an excellent podcast on the late legend.
Donewaiting ended up being quoted in Rammellzee’s New York Times Obituary

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And of course there is last months Mos Def and co. cover of Silk the Shocker’s “It Ain’t My Fault”

MP3:Curren$y Ft/Mos Def & Jay Electronica-The Day

MP3:Curren$y Feat. Mos Def & Jay Electronica – The Day (Prod. by Ski Beatz)

Curren$y teams up with Mos Def, and Jay Electronica over Ski Beats’ beat…
Subject matter is exactly what I want from rap.
Curren$y complains about not being able to smoke his weed where he wants. Mos Def speaks on today being the day that changes everything. and Jay Electronica compares and contrasts Chuck D and Flavor Flav.
Curren$y’s Pilot Talk will be out on 7/13.

Elevator Music Presents Stalley in Columbus Ep..Ohio Stand Up!

Here is a picture of Stalley at Bodega.
The narrative is that Stalley moved to New York to play basketball from Ohio. He eventually linked up with Mos Def, Dame Dash, etc, and now is getting back in touch with Ohio. He went to a Cavs game with the Eighty81 crew.. He visited his old high school in Massillon.. He hung out in the Short North with me.. And he recorded music with some Columbus artists which is availble below.

The Smoking Section put up an EP that Stalley did with a Elevator Music, a Columbus based label slash collective.

The narrative leads to tonight’s show with Elevator Music.

MP3: Elevator Music Present Stalley Columbus
(via the smoking section)
01. L.e. – The Format (Freestyle)
02. L.e. – Late 4 Dat (Prod. By Rashad for Elevator Music)
03. Stalley – Masterpiece (Prod. By Precize)
04. Stalley – Babblin’ (Prod. By J Rawls)
05. The 3rd – Heart Of Gold (Prod. By Rashad for Elevator Music)
06. Truck North – Jill Jawn (Prod. By Kahri Ferrari)
07. O.G. Flow (Truck North & Rapper Big Pooh) – Dutch Dalton (Prod. By Tony Baines)
08. The 3rd – Out There (Prod. By DJ Premier)

Here is an interview Donewaiting did with Stalley around SXSW time.

Stalley Interview or.. Hi Columbus & SXSW meet Stalley

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This is a Stalley video for his song S.T.A.L.L.E.Y. off the upcoming Ski Beatz Mixtape, 24 Hour Karate School which also features Mos Def, the Cool Kids, Jay Electronica, Curren$y, Jim Jones,Nicole Wray and more, out March 30th. This video has various people rocking Stalley’s trademark beard.

No he isn’t from Philly.

Stalley is from Massillon. Thinks about that for a second. He has already dropped a jazzhop mixtape called Mad Stalley:The Autobiography that would make Scott Storch beg to rejoin the Organix Roots and not be funny and has a bunch of projects with whose who in modern Low End Theory land on deck.

But he isn’t from Philly or Queens.
Fucking Massillon.

Stalley is performing in Austin for South By Southwest this year:

March 18-SXSW Urb Magazine Showcase Light Bar,

March 19-SXSW  Last Rights Showcase Firehouse Lounge .

March 20-SXSW Kenny Dorham’s Backyard.

For this interview, we talked Massillon sports, Hip Hop, Islam, Ohio weather, Jamaica, J-Rawls, and mainly how the fuck someone goes from small-town Ohio to being Dame Dash’s latest discovery. You should read it. He is from Massillon and is in a rap group with Mos Def, Curren$y, and Jay Electronica called Central Edge Territory.

Have you been to Massillon?

ME:We are in Columbus, which is close to Massillon. I know you got you’re thing going on in Cleveland with Terry Urban and them. But I’m going to try to get Columbus up to speed. You grew up in Massilon your whole life?

Stalley:I grew up in Massillon until High School  I left Massillon when I went away to college That’s when I left.

So you played for the Massillon basketball team. Sports is big up there uh?

Yeah. Football is huge. As everyone in Ohio usually knows. If they do know about Massillon that’s what they know is football Continue reading