12.29.2010

Stay Connected - The Self Made Tour


This is going to be ridiculous! The homie Jay White of Xclusiv Inc. hit me with the flyer a little while ago so I'm just passing the word along!

Can't wait for more details on this one!

HOLLA.

12.27.2010

Carolina Love - Tony Dice ::: Give Me Mine


The homie DJ B-Ski actually shot me this late Christmas night and yes...it is indeed another Carolina Classic from the Xclusiv Inc. family. Tony Dice does his thing on "Give Me Mine" and clearly the public thinks the same since he's over on thatcrack.com doin numbers!

So hop on over there and download the new tape...trust when I say it's worth it.

HOLLA.

12.24.2010

We want YOU!


Maya Elious, myself and the fine folks over at CLTExposed Magazine are looking for a few good people.

That's right.

We are looking for new writers in lots of different categories. Below are some categories and topic ideas...Check us out:

FASHION
What to wear to networking events, what to wear first date..etc. etc.

RELATIONSHIPS
First Date: What is and isn't acceptable to discuss, Is a first date different in ur 20s than your 30s..etc. etc.

MUSIC
Top songs this week, Top album/most anticipated album, Artist of the week..etc. etc.

SPORTS
Personal thoughts and facts of Panthers/Bobcats games, Sports headline overview..etc. etc.

NEWS/BLOG
Current things happenings in Charlotte, News headlines, Opinions on stories..etc. etc.

If interested..please give us a shout at either one of the emails below, or all three:

maya@cltexposedmag.com
styles@cltexposedmag.com
cltexposedmag@gmail.com

Follow the team on Twitter too:

@cltexposedmag
@gboroexposedmag
@mayaelious
@northcoalition

HOLLA!

Stay Connected - Capricorn Birthday Bash x Grammer Mixtape Release Party


The homie Cinemax Millz and a few other fine people are having a Capricorn Birthday Bash at DéJà Vu on January 7th. Being that I'm a Capricorn, it's only right that I go out and show some support to my peoples. More importantly...my dude Grammer, who is also having his mixtape release party the same night.


From all of the buzz surrounding the tape I'm sure it's going to be fire. Just make sure you in the spot to get in on it first, have some drinks and keep ringing in the new year. Ya dig?


HOLLA.

12.22.2010

The 704 Show [PICS]



Here are some photos from the epic night that was "The 704 Show". Big shouts to Kevin Norris for the flicks.




HOLLA.

Stay Connected - The Cheryl Squad ::: Christmas in Sin City


It's not too late if you're in Charlotte and you're looking for something to get into tonight!

HOLLA!

Carolina Connected ::: Carolina Blew


I was thinking about something...most of the videos I got in my inbox are already up on my dude Carolina Blew's blog. Y'all need to just hop over there and show my homie some support anyway.

So yeah, slide on over to Carolina Blew and peep all the new vids from Shelly B, Sundays @ Sucker Free (what up A-Robb?!), new songs from Big Pooh, Savion Saddam, Lo Keys and a gang of other joints.

HOLLA.

Stay Connected - MAZ Ent. presents NYE Midnight Morphosis


MAZ Entertainment is going to do it big for New Year's Eve! Check the details:

Red Carpet Photography
Guaranteed Entry
Access to 3 bars
Raffles
Buffet
Exclusive VIP tables
2000+ People at Founder's Hall

This one is definitely worth going to, visit their site to get tickets.

HOLLA

This is the reason for the seaon?


SMH. I love Christmas-time...but this whole concept about running around and gettin gifts for everybody is gettin ridiculous. From "Black Friday" to Dec. 24th most of everybody in America run their wallets willingly.

And yes...I'm guilty too.

Between that, traveling, restructuring my workstation and general life...I haven't hit y'all with anything fresh. But have no fear, your state hasn't disappointed. The inbox is full of lil goodies that I'm about to share in a second. I figure I'd give the net a good hour/hour-and-a-half before I shift back to workin on the lab...ride with me.

12.13.2010

2 Shows, 2 Nights, 2 Cities, NORTH NORTH


2 Show, 2 Cities, 2 Nights -- Dec. 16th we in Raleigh...that very next night we're back in the Queen City. COME ROCK WITH US!!


HOLLA.

New N.O.R.T.H. Music - J.Leggs ::: Freestyle Chronicles Vol. 1


Don't forget we still got the free downloads for you too. J. Leggs -- Freestyle Chronicles. We got them in the streets right now. Working on store placements and of course online as well. You already know about the digital album, instrumental album and 5 mixtapes down the right hand side, right? Okay...just checkin.


That Cray Cray pt. 1 (Prod. by Styles)


That Cray Cray pt. 2 (Prod. by Styles)


She Ready


Keep it Moving

HOLLA.

Carolina Love - Lo Keys ::: All I want is you [VIDEO]


Like clockwork the homie Lo Keys has another video hot off the presses. Check it out below:



HOLLA.

Carolina Love - Free Agent Jasun

I was on twitter earlier and got hit with some new music that I really dig. Word up. Raleigh representative Free Agent Jasun got some heat with him. Hop over to ReverbNation to hear the rest of his joints. Especially "All Night" and "Waterproof".


Stop, Look, Listen - Free Agent Jasun

HOLLA!

Build Ya Brand 101


Although I didn't write this article, I'm posting it because it contains some good pieces of information for all my aspiring business-people. I want to give a big shout out to Tia over at Sarcastic Renegade for putting this together. I missed the deadline and didn't get to contribute (daggone Christmas shopping) but it has good lil tidbits from some V.I.P.s across the state. Give it a read after the jump:

12.09.2010

Carolina Love - B.o.B ::: No Genre Mixtape


Georgia by way of Winston-Salem native & Grand Hustle artist B.o.B got a new mixtape out. "No Genre" has features from T.I, Bun B, Young Dro, Wiz Khalifa, CyHi Da Prynce, Donnis and Playboy Tre; and production that spans from Polow da Don to Quincy Jones. This is definitely worth a download too. I am listening it to it right now. yezzir....Click here to check it out!

HOLLA.

Carolina Love - Rapsody ::: Return of the B-Girl


Check out NC femcee Rapsody on her FREE-P. With ill lyricism and production from the likes of 9th and Premo you already know it's worth a download. Click here to grab yours.

HOLLA.

12.08.2010

The 704 Show


I've said it before and I'll say it again. THIS WILL BE THE HOTTEST CAROLINA CONCERT TO DROP IN THE CITY! I guarantee you that every single act on the bill is legitimate. Plus it covers all genres! We got spoken word artists, r&b and of course the Carolina crack - all hosted by 2-time Emmy Award Winning poet Bluz! DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!

N.O.R.T.H. Co., Unseenhand, Black Label, Fam 4 Life, Black Butterfly, Sony/BMG -- One Classic night in Carolina Hip-Hop. COME OUT.

HOLLA.

The N.O.R.T.H. Song of the Day



No hook needed. Just listen.


Stay Connected - "The World Famous" DJ Kid Capri @ Club 935


I was just talkin bout DJs earlier and one of my favorites of all-time is about to touch down in my city.

Kid Capri got me hooked when Def Comedy Jam was new and fresh. I used to always say it with him "KIIIIIIDDDDDD CAPRI! (capri! ..capri!)" lmao. But anyways, if you in the city go check the big homie out!



HOLLA!

Stay Connected - Professor Griff @ UNCC


It's coincidental that I was youtubin it earlier today watching videos of the legendary member of the esteemed hip-hop group, Public Enemy -- Professor Griff and he's about to be in Charlotte.

December 12th will be an eye-opening day for the ones that decide to attend. The rabbithole goes deep when it concerns the origin of music and how it relates to the spiritual battle that we all fight, and Griff has no problem uncovering these truths for you.

It ain't gonna be for everybody, but it will open the eyes of somebody. I already know. Peep the vid:



HOLLA.

Salute the DJ



Jermaine Dupri rode on em, Lil' Wayne said "F*ck em", P. Wonda call 'em the Heroes -- but no one can deny they laid the foundation to Hip-Hop.

The DJ controlled the crowd with the music. He had the ability to get the party poppin, mellow it out or shut it down. The MC started off as the 'assistant' to the DJ, if you will. The MC got the crowd to participate and to shout out the DJ (i.e. "Go DJ! That's my DJ!")...but somewhere along the line the friendship got distorted. The MC wanted the shine & love that the DJ was getting...which lead to the MC developing rhymes to the DJ's sets, allowing the MC to captivate the crowd using his voice, words and ability to tell a little story. Hence the birth of today's Hip-Hop music.

But nobody can deny the significance of the DJ. Even to this day we as artists still need DJs to break our records. Some live by the code, some don't. But you can't say that we don't need each other in order for Hip-Hop to live on.

So...salute your favorite DJ. Thank y'all for helping keep Hip-Hop alive! Check out this video with some of your favorite DJs speaking on their influences coming up. Shout out to 2dopeboyz.




HOLLA.

Put some fire on the ass end of that weed...


Cee-Lo Green took some time to chop it up about the upcoming Goodie Mob Reunion. Check it out.


Cee-Lo Green on Goodie Mob Reunion from beatsbydrdrew on Vimeo.


HOLLA.

12.02.2010

The N.O.R.T.H. Song of the Day

 
We gon grind homie
Cuz you know we gotta eat...
We gon grind homie
Cuz that's how it is in the Mid-East...
We gon grind homie
We gon grind homie
We gon grind homie
So we be out in these streets....




HOLLA!

Carolina Love - Veega ::: Hello Halo


Check out this video from gifted QCHH lyricist -- Veega -- titled "Hello Halo".



HOLLA.

Stay Connected - Ingram Motorsports


Who doesn't like a nice ride? I know I do. Check out this video I came up on of NC car customization powerhouse -- Ingram Motorsports.



HOLLA.

12.01.2010

Stay Connected - Salon Se Swa

I got a fresh email about the Grand Opening of Salon Se Swa in Carolina Place Mall, Charlotte, NC. I know you ladies are always looking for a place that do a good weave...or that can arch them eyebrows just right. I don't know the going rate for a perm or a weave nowadays, but it look like good prices. lol. So go check 'em out.

Since we talkin bout the ladies, I was talkin about this song earlier with Myckie...this was a good record:



HOLLA.

Carolina Love - Hall of Justus


I was over on 2dopeboyz and came up on a video with NC fam Hall of Justus -- Joe Scudda, Chaundon & Rapper Big Pooh. Surely a nice lil cypher broke out, check em out.




HOLLA.

I See Paper RMX ft. Derty Den, Ricky Ruckus, Cloverdell Rell, Blackstormm, Shelly B, Brandon D, Marc Law


The remix to the original banger that is "I See Paper" by Derty Den just dropped today. Crazy beat, crazy lyrics...I like this joint right here. Hop on over to gothaze.com to check it out!

HOLLA.

11.30.2010

The N.O.R.T.H. Song of the Day


Everybody spittin the same sh*t...
Everybody wanna be gangstas...
Everybody got guns, got weed, got crack..
My n*gga what you got?
I got the Hip-Hop Blues...




HOLLA.

Carolina Love - Shyst ::: Da Loud Pack Mixtape hosted by DJ Profluent


The big homie Shyst (of the NC duo Ike-n-Shyst) just dropped a new mixtape -- Da Loud Pack. Hop on over to thatcrack.com to scoop it up.

Check out who he recruited for this one:
Bun B
Vado
Cam'Ron
J. Cole
Ike Beezey
Freezy Zeeky
Mica Swain
GK Cassanova
Lyfe Jennings
+ MORE!!

Go check it out!

HOLLA!

Stay Connected - Afrika's Born Day Sagittarius Bash


THIS FRIDAY. ITS GOIN DOWN. ONCE AGAIN.

N.O.R.T.H. Co. and Afrika da Lion puttin on at Upscale Restaurant & Lounge this Friday, December 3rd. The last time we teamed up, we had a great time. But I'm expecting this one to be even better! So, if you're in the city (Charlotte) this Friday, come party with us! All Sags free till 11, all drinks $4 all night AND the kitchen open all night.

I'm tellin you. The Hennesey BBQ wings go HARD.

HOLLA!

Stay Connected - Toy Drive @ Cap's Urbanwear


My homie Carolina Blew has partnered up with Cap's Urbanwear and Gettin To It Ent. to host a Toy Drive for the kids this Saturday...check out the lil bit I got from facebook:
Carolina Blew,GETTIN TO IT ENT. AND Cap's Urbanwear WILL BE HOSTING A TOY DRIVE ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 4, 2010. THE TOY DRIVE WILL BE TAKING PLACE AT THE RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA LOCATION. WE WILL HAVE A FREE MUSIC GIVEAWAY. THE WORLD FAMOUS Mondell Dj-Dellmatic Dublin WITH SPECIAL GUEST "DJ TRES" Tresor Joseph OUT OF BKLN NY WILL BE ON THE 1'S AND 2'S. PLEASE COME THRU AND GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.
Go check it out if you're in the city!!


HOLLA!

11.26.2010

The N.O.R.T.H. Song of the Day


No hook needed...just listen.


The 704 Show


On Dec. 17th a bangin line-up of artist will be tearing down Club Reign:

N.O.R.T.H. Coalition
Lo Life
Big Dreek
Twenty20
Mekkah
Sundance & L.A. Black
Kong
Jaesance
Kyran

Check out some pics from the first go 'round @ The Wine-Up:


Here is some video from that night too:



HOLLA!

Carolina Love - Lo Life


Check out Black Label artist and Charlotte representative -- Lo Life.

We linked up a couple of weeks ago at the Wine-Up (which I have pictures of coming soon) and we're about to do another show at Club Reign on December 17th (which I'm going to be telling y'all about soon).

Anyways, homie got some dope music. Go on ahead and skip over to his ReverbNation page and check him out.



HOLLA.

11.23.2010

The N.O.R.T.H. Song of the Day



"Just stop comin round here if you lookin for somethin
Just stop comin round here if you thinkin we frontin
Just stop comin round here if you plottin and schemin
We ain't got time for the games we runnin a business round here!"


Carolina Love - Kay Harris ::: The SouthCity Connect


NC Publicist/Glass Kandii Models CEO Kay Harris has bridged NC and NYC together on her 1st mixtape. Featuring some of her NYC and NC clients and countless other dope artists. I personally think that it's a good look...effective promotion, artist exposure, company branding AND bridging the gap at the same time.

Hop on over to her site to catch up on her latest moves; and then after that, jump here to give the mixtape a spin and a download.

HOLLA!

Carolina Love - Young Free ::: The Best Things In Live Are Free EP

Dope tape from the Raleigh homie, Young Free. He shot me the link and told that I was gonna like it and homie wasn't lying! lol

It's starts off with a montrous track that immediately got me. The instrumental to "Set me free" is epic, but Free carries it with ease. "Pure" switches it up with a lil go-go flavor, not too much...more of a swing. All I kept thinking was that a collabo with B.o.B. on this one would probably be BANANAS.

All you smokers out there will love "Roll Up"...no question on that one. lol. "My Baby" is STOOPID too. My, my, my...it's some Carolina Classics on here. All the chili and cole slaw....lololol.

Damn, now I'm hungry. Y'all go download the tape here.

HOLLA!

11.19.2010

The N.O.R.T.H. Song of the Day


"Ayo we move where we wanna move,
Hustle where we wanna hustle,
Down here Carolina n*ggas gettin muscle..

Get ya weight up so these coward n*ggas can't touch you,
Down here Carolina n*ggas gettin muscle..."



Carolina Love - Deniro Farrar ::: Feel This Mixtape hosted by Sport E. Odie


Black Flag Records artist, Deniro Farrar, just dropped a new mixtape today. "Feel This" is a THIRTY (30) track mixtape hosted by Sport-E-Odie that you can download for FREE! 30 tracks? Got-o-mighty!! That's what's up though. So, y'all go support the homie and give it a spin.

HOLLA.

Carolina Love - Shelly B ::: LIVE on Carolina Exposed DVD



Wow. Shelly B That.

Shouts out to Vandem P.




HOLLA.

11.18.2010

We've been livin thru your internet....



I've been listening to music for about 2 hours now and came across my joint. Ms. Badu is a dope artist and J. Dilla is one my favorite producers...so when the playlist skipped to this, it took me back.




HOLLA.

The N.O.R.T.H. Song of the Day


No hook...just bars after bars after bars.



HOLLA!

11.17.2010

Carolina Love - Jacobi ::: Ain't No Love (hosted by Don Cannon)


New mixtape from Durham representative Jacobi on deck over at datpiff.com.

I gave the tape a quick listen, it's solid...but I'm REALLY postin this cuz long-time N.O.R.T.H. producer -- one of the very few that was around when we first started this thing back in '03-'04 -- G.O.A.T. made the tape TWICE (#'s 12 and 14)!! Good look my dude!!

Click here to give the tape a spin!!

HOLLA.

The N.O.R.T.H. Song of the Day


"This is not that sh*t you used to on ya stereo...
This is not that sh*t they playin on the radio...
This them new n*ggas that you need f*ck wit...
Man, I love that N.O.R.T.H. Cock-it-Back sh*t...."



HOLLA!

Carolina Love - ABlaze Jackson ::: Liberty Alumni


Yo. I was listening to this the other day and I really need all my NC/SC so-called hip-hop heads to go on over the ABLAZEJACKSON.com and support this instrumental album.

This dude has been puttin in work for years but still can't seem to get the respect and support he deserves in his home state. I remember when me and Ablaze chopped it up a while back and he dropped some jewels on me...I never really told him this, but the things he shared with me kind of reshaped my whole view on this Carolina thing.

All I can say is, I know there are plenty of Carolina artists that have been at this hard grind for years with little to no respect being given to the dues they have paid. I can't apologize for, nor can I speak for every single artist out there...but I respect and appreciate every single Carolina artist and/or producer that has made it to that next level. I know the hate and lack of respect can get you jaded at times but just know that there is a new generation of Carolina Hip-Hop heads that will take the road you paved all the way to the finish line.

That's my word.

IF YOU LIKE THE ALBUM CLICK HERE TO BUY A PHYSICAL COPY AND SUPPORT THE HOMIE!!

HOLLA.

Carolina Love - Jason Jetpane ::: Forever (LIVE)


One soulful dude right here....Mr. Jetplane blazin the stage once again. This time @ Amos' Southend in Charlotte opening up for the big homie Rudy Currence.





HOLLA!