Ski Beats drops knowledge...

Peep this Ski Beats (Legendary NC producer) interview where he touches on DJ Clark Kent, mistakes made in the studio and how he learned to make beats.

Take notes.


R.I.P. to the BIG HOMIE!!!!!

This dude right here?? This dude is the Godfather of Queen City Hip-Hop Radio -- Nate Quick. This dude is the sole reason why the #1 Hip-Hop station in Charlotte IS the #1 Hip-Hop station in Charlotte.

I remember when I used to do little odd-and-end work up at the station, trying to get on. Rubbing elbows with Nate Quick, Sheila Stewart, No Limit Larry, JD and Tone-X led to some scholarship money for college (Thanks again Sheila) and an internship opportunity working directly under Nate Quick. I remember the dinner we all had at Carraba's Italian Restaurant, and Nate telling me how he wanted to give me an opportunity -- that probably was the best thing I'd heard in my life.

Little did I know, God had a different plan for the both of us. The Summer before I was to start my internship, Nate was called up to the "big leagues" and given the opportunity to man a much larger radio station, in a much larger market in Dallas-Fort Worth. With his new opportunity, I was faced with a decision....follow or stay. I chose to stay and finish college @ NCCU.

To this day I don't regret it one bit. But, I do hate the fact that I never got to say goodbye. So...let me take time to say: GOODBYE NATE! YOU WILL BE MISSED!!


We are, yeah I said it, WE ARE

Check out the new full-length vid of "Run This Town" by Jay-Z featuring Rihanna and Kanye. This has been bangin hard out the whip for the past few weeks. Peep.

Shouts out worldstarhiphop.com and luvdc.blogspot.com.



It's that real, it's that true...

Here is some fresh music from your boys Leggs, Blaze and Styles -- northCoaltion. The mixtape track is titled "Speak My Mind".



You smell that?

....that's football season. You already know what time it is.

As I sit here listening to music and surfin the net, I thought about the Goodie Mob reunion and my mind instantly zapped to one of my favorite songs -- Liberation by Outkast ft. Cee-Lo and Erykah Badu.

I remember when this album dropped. I was in High School and I bumped the entire thing FAITHFULLY. But this song here? This song took my breath away when I first heard it -- and still does so to this day. From 3 Stacks ad-libbing, to Big Boi harmonizing his verse, to Cee-Lo's gritty soul, to Ms. Badu stealing the show, to Big Rube dropping knowledge, to ?uestlove murdering those drums....this song is a classic.

Because of that fact...I had to sample this song once my passion for beatmaking developed over the years. I was able to take a few keys from the song and make a nice loop....check it out -- Liberated produced by Ron Styles:


The Good Die Mostly over Bullsh*t

My favorite group of ALL TIME (and the group the northCo. is often likened to) is making a comeback! YESSSS!!!!! GOODIE MOb will be having a reunion September 19th @ Masquerade --- and before you ask...YES, Cee-Lo Green will be there to make the group complete. I love it mayne...I really do.

I know people may grow apart and go separate ways creatively, but GOODIE MOb had a formula that -- to me -- was way ahead of their time. From "Soul Food" to "World Party" (not counting "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show") they were the mold for Southern Hip-Hop groups. It's great to see dudes put their differences aside for the sake of good music. Check out the promo vid below:

Much Respect

Not too many so-called MC's truly come off the dome anymore. It's always, "Nah man..." or "I don't freestyle for free..." or "I'm good..." -- my thing is, if this is what you love...if this is what you do for a living, why wouldn't you want to showcase your skills? sharpen your blade? exercise?

I have much respect for Mickey Factz now. I've always been skeptical of these internet phenoms...but dude goes in for well over 4 minutes and it's ALL FRESH. NO WRITTEN. NO GUNS. NO DRUGS. NO WOMEN. JUST HIP-HOP.

Shouts out DJ Semtex @ semtex tv.




My new car...

Yo. This bad boy right here?! CTS..Magnum? A Cadillac MAGNUM? lol. I want this bad boy right here, real talk. They call it the Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon...and at 304 HP, this ain't yo granddaddy's caddy.

The grill, the rear, the interior, the silhouette -- everything about this car screams power and versatility. Since the world is shifting towards fuel-efficient SUV/Wagons -- "Crossovers" if you will -- Cadillac just smashes the game and steals Dodge, Toyota and Ford's shine (Magnum (which has been discontinued), Venza & Edge/Flex).

So, with that being said....starting @ $38,860.00 I can definitely see myself in this bad boy in the near future. Yeeeaaahhhh.......

For more news and info on the Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon, click here.