Charles Herron + Camp Lo by Kevin Womack

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Here are some pics taken at Charles Herron & Camp Lo's video shoot @ The Breakfast Club this past Wednesday. I thoroughly hate the fact that I was unable to attend, even though I had full intention of going. Sometimes life works like that. But nevertheless, these pics are able to make me feel like I was there. Good job Kev...good damn job.

Oldies but Goodies...

I just came up on a old vid from our Block Party/Gallery Crawl a couple Fridays ago. Big shouts out to Ben aka Sandgrain, we appreciate it big homie!

Saturday afternoon...

What's good my peoples? I'm just coolin out, watching the tail end of "The Great Debaters"...I need to catch it from the top though.

Anyways, we had a blast last night -- now it's time to get ready for tonight. Hittin up 935 for my peoples, Tracie and Bradley, birthday party (HAPPY BIRTHDAY to both of y'all); and Trey Songz supposed to be there too:

I'm just cooling out before nightfall, scouring the net for new stuff. Check out what I got so far:

Nas - Film

Raekwon ft. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah & Method Man - House of Flying Daggers

I'm working on getting the pics up from the Charles Herron/Camp Lo video shoot. Shouts out to Kevin Womack on the photos. Check back in with me laters...



At this dope ass poetry open mic. Big Shouts out to Pink Diamond Quality Promotions and Events for puttin on an excellent event. A couple pics coming up soon.

A picture says 1000 words...

do it for hip-hop

Excellent shots taken during our 5/17/09 show @ The Evening Muse. HUGE shouts out Lovo of lovofoto.com. If you need pics taken, this is the man for the job.


N.O.R.T.H. New Music Spotlight PRODUCER EDITION - S. Jones

I linked up with a very dynamic cat out of Missouri, The Show-Me State. I know he's not an NC native, but his versatility reminded me very much of my own. Jones claims to be the cream of the MO Producer crop and he very well be just that. Go check out his myspace right here....and if you spit, go on ahead and cop some beats. He good peoples:


The real Slim Shady?

HAHAHA..Em went all in on this one. No commentary needed. Just push play.

Little Brother & Just Blaze LIVE in Chicago

via gowherehiphop

A short set by NC's own Little Brother followed by Just Blaze recapping his biggest hits, in Chicago. Peep it.


Well peoples...here they are. The video from our show this past Sunday in two parts. Unfortunately the last 4 or so mins of the vid got very choppy, so I snipped most of it out. That sucks because I wanted to put the whole set up -- but, that just means you have to come to our next show, IN PERSON. Anyways...no more delay, it's already been 4 days. Enjoy:

Part I

Part II



Don't you hate when..

...you get some new stuff and it don't work the way you thought it would? I'm having a more difficult time than I thought I would with getting the video off the camera. My editing program isn't recognizing the video format...but I'm working hard at it -- I'll have it figured out shortly. For the mean time in between time, check out these links from some of our favorite sites:

DJ Drama & Lil' Wayne, Jadakiss, Drake and Ras Kass @ nahright.com

Maxwell killed it in Conneticut @ allhiphop.com

Lil' Scrappy, Chrisette Michelle, Fabolous & Keri Hilson and Wale @ youheardthatnew.com

Thanks for swinging thru, come on back a little bit later and I should have those vids up. Much love.



Check out my wheels of steel...

This may be the biggest innovation in the hip-hop community since the 808. Ladies and Gentlemen get ready for the new video game -- DJ Hero (Activision). With DJ Jazzy Jeff as the main character, this game aims to bring the gaming world to hip-hop and vice versa.

...DJ Shadow, DJ Z-Trip, Grandmaster Flash, DJ AM and others, DJ Jazzy Jeff will shake the room and bring the party to life with his own set list featuring two exclusive mixes hand created by the legend himself – Tears for Fears “Shout” vs. Eric B. & Rakim “Eric B. Is President” and LL Cool J “Rock the Bells” vs. The Aranbee Pop Symphony Orchestra “Bittersweet Symphony.” “I am very, very excited DJ culture is finally getting its due. To have a song in DJ Hero is a dream come true; to be a character someone can pick up the controller and select you and play is probably the biggest thing to happen to me in my career,” said DJ Jazzy Jeff. “Music is so much a part of everyone’s life, DJ Hero is going to appeal to almost everybody.”


I can't wait for this to drop, I will be copping this for the crib. For the full article click here and for more on DJ Jazzy Jeff click here. Check the preliminary game cover below:

In the City - Mos Def

What do you get when you put an ill lyricist and talented actor in the same body? Probably somebody like Mos Def. Homeboy will be touching down in Charlotte on Wednesday, August 12th 2009 @ Amos'. I'ma try my best to get out to this one!

Check Amos' Southend's website right chea, and the sol kitchen over thea.


Stay Connected - Spotlight Wednesdays @ Prevue

Ever wondered how you could get the word out for your business? New to the city and need to mix and mingle with other young professionals in Charlotte? Well come out to the Prevue every Wednesday for a relaxed, after work networking opportunity. You never know who you might meet. For more information click here.

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Have an event in Charlotte and want to get it promoted properly? Contact Coretta Livingston, QC's Information Broker @ 704-492-0069 and qcinfobroker@gmail.com. She's real good at what she does. Trust me. Check out her myspace page as well.


You don't know how crazy it is outside....

"Glorious. My Life Story is obsurd..." -- Black Rob on "Life Story"

For years I've always wondered "What in the world happened to Black Rob????" I know Bad Boy is the dungeon for hot rappers not named Biggie, but come on Puff!! BR is probably one of the last, authentic rap artists. An artist that TRULY lived the things that he spoke on, AND he can actually spit! No ghost writing, no corny ass jewelry and whips -- just BR, the mic and the truth.

I was chopping it up a bit with my e-Cuz (electronic cousin for you slow ones) LV over at Cloud10, and he was like "MAYNE, where all the good Bad Boy artists go?" You remember Loon, Harlem World (although Loon was apart of HW at one point in time), G-Dep, Craig Mack, Black Rob etc. etc. and that got my tires spinning: WHERE IS BLACK ROB??? Well ladies and gentlemen, I believe I've found him...or at least some new, unheard music from him

-Six Lost Black Rob Joints

-New Joint "Big Guns" off of the new album "Bet on Black"

Shouts out to Unkut.com and smokingsection.uproxx.com

Long live BR!! No set release date for "Bet on Black" yet, but I know I'll be waiting!!


Jalapeno Chee-tos go HARD

Well, as I'm sitting here perusing the net and munchin' on my bag of cheetos, I came across a bangin track produced by legendary hip-hop producer, and Greensboro, NC native -- Ski Beats. The artist is a relatively new hip-hopper by the name of Fresh Daily (dope name too, by the way).

Fresh Daily - Untucked Nunchucks (Produced by Ski Beats)

Ski has been doing his thing in hip-hop since the 1980's, and as you can hear, the freshness just keeps on coming. For those that don't know, Ski produced 4 of my personal favorites off of Jay-Z's "Reasonable Doubt" -- Dead Presidents, 22 Two's, Feelin' It and Politics as Usual. He also produced Camp Lo's entire debut "Uptown Saturday Night" which had the hit "Luchini" as it's lead single (which reminds me....go to Charles Herron and Camp Lo's video shoot this Wednesday).

Fresh Daily’s upcoming album "The Gorgeous Killer In Crimes of Passion" hits stores on August 18th. Ski Beats, 88 Keys, illmind and several more top notch producers provide the sounds. You can check out Fresh Daily's myspace page riiiiight ----> here.

That's all I got for right now...I'm still at work, wishing I was at home. Oh well, it's all in the day's life of a YBE trying to do what he loves for a living. Thanks for checking us out and keep coming back. Video to yesterday's show is coming shortly.

I think we put on a good show tonight. I'll have video and more commentary on tomorrow. Ya'll be easy, and once again thanks for comin thru. -N.O.R.T.H.


Today is the day

N.O.R.T.H. LIVE tonight @ The Evening Muse. Doors open @ 6:15 and tickets are only $10 @ the door. Come on out and show your support for the boys!!

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We look forward to seeing you there!!!