Friday, October 29, 2010

Old School Hip Hop Throwback of the day - Pete Rock and CL Smooth

Pete Rock & CL Smooth - "Straighten It Out" (Live)

Johnta Austin - I Just Gotta Know

Check this new song out by Johnta Austin. Let me know your thoughts.

Johnta Austin - I Just Gotta Know

Public Enemy - Say It Like It Really Is

Public Enemy - Say It Like It Really Is


Feelin' this song... Check this Chi-Town artist out.

Arrogant - Hometown

UK artist Tinie Tempah - Check him out

Check this artist out, let me know what you think.

Tinie Tempah - Pass out

Estelle "For Colored Girls" Soundtrack

“FOR COLORED GIRLS: MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK” sees an all female line up ranging from newcomers Janelle Monàe, Estelle and Laura Izibor to Grammy Award-nominee Leona Lewis, as well as the legendary Gladys Knight. The soundtrack, which features 13 brand new, unreleased songs, also includes the stand out tracks, “What More Can They Do” by Laura Izibor and “Four Women,” a cover of the Nina Simone original of the same title, which features Nina herself, her daughter Simone, Laura Izibor, and Ledisi. The collection also features music from Estelle, Janelle Monàe, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Lalah Hathaway, Zaki Ibrahim, and Anika Noni Rose.

Here's a beautiful song sung live by Estelle that will on the "For Colored Girls" soundtrack.

"For Colored Girls" Soundtrack// Estelle from Centric TV on Vimeo.

Prince - New York /New JerseyTour schedule and ticket sales date

You may have heard the announcement of Prince's New York area tour, well here is the schedule and brief descriptoin of this very short engagement.

A different experience every night, Prince will be joined by different artist including

Chrisette Michele

I know this is old but I love this song so much. The words are truly inspirational to all girls, young and old. This is also the perfect song used as a national anthem to inspire teen girls as we come to the end of "Domestic Violence Awareness Month".

Chrisette Michele - I'm A Star

Here goes the behind the scenes making of the video.

Pastors Rally Against Eddie Long: Request an HIV Test

Check this article out about two Pastors who plan to rally against Bishop Eddie Long this weekend in Atlanta.  Do you think asking for an HIV test is going too far?  What will that prove? Would they ask that if there was allegations that he was sleeping with young girls that are a part of his congregation? Who knows.

Check this article out on Black Voices.

Violent Protest Forces Closure of Cholera Clinic in Haiti

Check this article out on Black Voices.

Glenn Beck: "I am the most outspoken opponent of violence since Martin Luther King"

So Glenn Beck feels he is the most outspoken person against violence since Martin Luther King... REALLY?!!

Here goes another Media Matters clip for you, a website I check daily.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Soulja Boy to join Wall Street Journal for their 'WSJ Weekend Conversations' series

Soulja Boy will join the Wall Street Journal for the their 'WSJ Weekend in Conversation Series' Friday morning.

 Soulja Boy, the multiplatinum rapper who got his break by using social media to his advantage in today's digital age, will join The Wall Street Journal for a discussion and live performance at their "WSJ Weekend Conversations" series at 10 a.m. ET at Lincoln Center.

SnoopDogg - NewYearsEve

Check this song out.

Old School Hip Hop Throwback song of the day - Lin Que feat MC Lyte

Lin Que fka Isis (from the group X-Clan) with a 90's throwback featuring MC Lyte.

Josh Xantus ft Ghostface - I Dont Care

Check this song out.

Cham ft Mykal and Rodney Price - Stronger

Check this song out

Fox's Monica Crowley: Obama's car analogy comments were "appalling" and had "racial overtones"

There's only one thing to say about this woman.. IDIOT!! I mean, where are they finding these people who are supposed to be "critically analyzing" what's going on in society. REALLY?!! Another Media Matters clip.

Limbaugh: "Half-baked" Stewart, Colbert "can't get over the fact that Glenn Beck drew over half a million people"

Here goes another Media Matters clip for you today about Rush Limbaugh... This man is a trip...

Al Reynolds, tea party Republican: "minority men find it more lucrative to be able to do drugs"

Does ignorance and racism still exist?  Well take a listen to a clip from this Illinois tea party organizer and Republican candidate at a candidate forum.

The forum was sponsored by the NAACP and League of Women Voters.

Lying on your left side may ease heartburn

Heartburn? Well there may be an easy solution. Check this article out on

Boy, 5, engaged to girl, 3, in arranged marriage in Syria

Okay, this is a CRAZY story!! I read about it a couple of days ago and now I'm sharing it with you.  Check the story on the NY Daily News online.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Introduction To Emskeeology

Peace. Nice to meet you mentally. If you don't know me, Emskee is the name. To drop some history on you, i was a 9-year resident on the world's LONGEST running New York City hip hop show, J Smooth's Underground Railroad Show (it'll be 20 years straight on the air in April 2011), on WBAI 99.5fm starting in October of '99. I've been affiliated with Ife Dancy's HIP HOP TAKEOVER for the last 5 years presenting programs of hip hop music from the late 80's to the late 90's. I host and produce a bi-monthly classic disco program on the station as well called the "Rare Radio Show" which has seen heavyweight guest dj's Kool Dj Red Alert, Ez Mo Bee, Q-
Tip, Brooklyn own Dj Spinna, Qool Dj Marv, and the very talented Lost and Found crew to name a few. I also have crazy stats in the early 90's NYC radio station promo/demo days having made them for almost every influential show and personality of that time (most notably for Wendy Williams back when she was doing the world famous Top 8 at 8 on 98.7 Kiss FM in NY. Shhhh...i also dated her for about a year and a half. Yeah, i got pictures. True story.). From Stretch Armstrong and Bobbitto, to Doctor Dre' and Ed Lover's "Operating Room Shows on WBLS, to Funk Master Flex when he first started doing the weekday "Street Jam" session on Hot 97, to Kid Capri when he was on WBLS weekdays playing REAL hip hop (i wrote 2 rhymes for his 2nd album...that never came out unfortunately), to Red Alert when he was on Kiss, the Awesome 2 on the no longer WNWK, Clark Kent on WBLS on friday/saturday nights.......aight, aight i don't want you to feel like i'm feeling myself (pause). But it does feel good tho. The list extends kinda long. (pause again) I got history.
I'm currently the lead MC for the two-man hip hop/soul crew, The Good People (, with my partner The Saint. We've put out 3 albums in Japan, and other singles and guest appearances on joints in Germany, France, and around the UK, and an album last year on Domination Recordings called "It's About Time". I also have a solo album called "Hardly Seen, Rarely Heard" that was released in January of 2009 on Goon Trax/Media Factory records in Japan ( I was also the 3-year saturday night resident selectah at the worldwide legendary but now defunct Black Betty spot in brooklyn with my "Make Love,Not War" melting pot party (check for the classic flicks of the craziness). I've had the opportunity and blessings to travel the world dealing with music and experience other cultures and customs so i automatically think outside the parameters that most seem to be confined by.

Ok that's enough with the shine on the resume. I'm here now on to offer my account on the world's many realities through a monster called EMSKEEOLOGY. In the vast world of overbearing blogs (EVERYBODY seems to have or be affiliated with one), i'm sure the question is being asked....Why should you read what i have to offer? What makes this dude Emskee special? I don't know him. Well, i can honestly say that my opinons on relevant topics, though not fashionably vulgar or "ironic"to be considered cool, are level-headed, fair understandings, and aim to spark dialogue in your own educated circles of conversation (WHICH is super healthy and very much needed). Far from the irrelevant who's who-who's having sex with who-fake ass reality show fodder. These will be thought provoking posts. Emskeeologies started as short introductions to my old mass email list weekly blasts, and were well recieved.
STILL not remotely intrigued...or even care?? Well, just warm up and gradually subscribe to Emskeeology as it goes along, co-sign it, and spread the word. I understand the apprehensive approach to new things that are promoted or sold to you. won't hurt, and it goes down easy (pause and ayee yoooooo!!).
The Hip Hop Takeover and Emskeeology are now linked. Get connected too. Word.

Old school Hip Hop Throwback of the day - Double Play - Sweet Tee

Sweet Tee - On the Smooth Tip

Suga(Sweet Tee) - What's Up Star

Lupe Fiasco - The Show Goes On

You may have heard the controversy over the release of his highly anticipated album "Lasers", well here's the first single. Lupe is definitely speaking from the heart on this one.

Tableturns Roc Raida Limited Edition Watch

Paying homage to Hip Hop DJ Legend & 1995 DMC World DJ Champion: Grand Master Roc Raida, FLüD Watches is proud to present the Tableturns Roc Raida Limited Edition watch. All proceeds go to support the late DJ's wife and children. The watch retails for $90 and can be purchased only by e-mailing the FLüD team at

More info about Grand Master Roc Raida at: and
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Cassidy featuring Junior Reid - High Off Life

As we all know, hip hop and reggae go hand in hand, and as Nas and Damien Marley most recently collaborated with their album "Distant Relatives", Cassidy and Junior Reid so the same on Cassidy's latest song.

 Check out Cassidy's song, "High Off Life" featuring Junior Reid.

Miguel featuring Jermaine Dupri - All I want is you (remix)

Black Man Dragged Through Streets by N.Y.C. Cab After Asking to Go to Brooklyn

How many of us have had a jacked up late night encounter with a cabbie? You ask to go to Brooklyn, and they automatically deny you the ride. As if Brooklyn was created by the devil himself!! And don't be a black person trying to hail a yellow cab to Brooklyn, they'll run you over then back up over you just in case you didn't get the point. Here's a story on Black Voices that describes just that.

Oprah to Star in Comedy by ‘Sex and the City’ Director

The mega mogul may be retiring from being Queen of daytime talk soon, but that just gives her time to get back to the silver screen.  Check out Clutch Magazine.

Oprah to Star in Comedy by ‘Sex and the City’ Director | Clutch Magazine: The Digital Magazine for the Young, Contemporary Woman of Color

Limbaugh claims Spanish radio appearance comments are admission Obama thinks "the American people are the enemy"

Check out this Media Matters clip of the Rush Limbaugh Show below.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Old School Hip Hop Throwback of the day

Redhead Kingpin & The FBI - Do the Right Thing

Hasan Salaam & Rugged N Raw - Mohammad Dangerfield

Check these two songs out.

If I Could featuring Sheba Shane

Writer_s Block featuring Shabaam Sahdeeq

LC feat Donell Jones - Don't Trip

Check this song and artist out.

LeCrae - Walking On Water

Check this artist out

Def Jam, Sha Money XL, AllHipHop Launch Monthly Showcase of New Hip-Hop

Def Jam Recordings, Sha Money XL’s One Stop Shop management company and have teamed up to create a new monthly series featuring the newest Hip-Hop talent, while showcasing new talent and artists currently on the Def Jam roster. The monthly “Cipher Session” kicks off today (October 26th) in New York City, at famed venue S.O.B.’s in Manhattan.

Sha Money XL’s One Stop Shop will preside over a beat battle during the evening, while Bonsu Thompson, The Source’s Editor-in-Chief, will host an emcee cipher that will feature a handful of rising rappers on the scene.

For more info

Jay-Z and Bing Change the Game with DECODED

In his first book, DECODED, pop culture icon JAY-Z describes the hidden meanings behind some of his most provocative songs and provides a highly personal narrative of the culture that so powerfully shaped his life and art. But some stories are bigger than the printed page.  Bing, the decision engine from Microsoft, is launching a multi-platform search experience and interactive game to help people decode JAY-Z’s life and lyrics. JAY-Z’s words will be taken a step further, allowing fans to use Bing and decide how to find the very locations that inspired them. Every single page of JAY-Z’s book will be released to the public before the book is in stores, with pages physically placed in locations related to their specific content.

Over 300 pages to decode, located via 600 unique traditional, non-traditional and digital advertising placements  in 15 locations around the world and in Bing Maps, 200 prize winners, one grand prize winner and the unveiling of DECODED – all in the next 4 weeks.

Produced by creative agency Droga5, the game launches on October 18th and five to ten new pages from DECODED will be unveiled each day, until the contest ends on November 20th. Players of the game answer clues to find the DECODED pages in the online game experience at, or in-person by locating the clues in NYC, London and beyond. Any player who locates a page online, or in-person (by texting unique game codes from the page) is entered into a drawing for a prize: the specific page they’ve located, signed by JAY-Z. All participants will be entered for a grand prize: two tickets to JAY-Z and Coldplay in concert in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve.
DECODED is on sale November 16 from Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group.

Be part of this bold new chapter at

Sony Stops Production Of Iconic Walkman

If you don't have one already, you missed out.  I know, plenty of memories with your walkman.

Well now your walkman can be a part of history, because that's what Sony is making it, they are stopping production of the walkman.

Click here for this NY1 report.

New York City suffers frightening 15% jump in homicides as murder makes deadly comeback

Check out this article in the New York Daily News.. As a New Yorker and a victim of a crime, having two family members murdered, a week a part, two completely separate incidents, this is absolutely scary for me.  This shows the signs of the times, but unfortunately a deadly one.

Click here for the article.

Monday, October 25, 2010

New Rap albums for this week

New Rap Albums Due Oct. 25/26: 2MEX, 9th Wonder, Cap D, Celph Titled & Buckwild, Chaundon, Lyrics Born, Madlib, Pitbull, Skillz, Statik Selektah & Termanology


Hip Hop Throwback - The Sequence - "Funk You Up"

Thank you to Cheryl 'The Pearl' for hitting me on Facebook. If you do not know who The Sequence is well here is a tidbit of info..

The Sequence is a former female old school hip hop trio signed to the Sugar Hill label in the early-1980s. The group consisted of Cheryl Cook (Cheryl The Pearl), Gwendolyn Chisolm (Blondie), and lead singer/rapper Angie Brown Stone (Angie B.). The group originated from Columbia, South Carolina as a group of high school cheerleaders.
Their most notable single was "Funk You Up" (1979), which was the first rap record released by a female group and the second single released by Sugar Hill Records.Elements of "Funk You Up" were later used by Dr. Dre for his 1995 single "Keep Their Heads Ringin'".

Check out Cheryl The Pearl's new music here

Eternia - Queens Chronicles 1/3(Eternia & DJ Boo) NY

I'm feeling this chick!!  Gotta get her on the Hip Hop TakeOver. I'm sure we've crossed paths. Hit me up Eternia!!

Maino ft. Red Cafe - This & That

Check this song out.

Child Rebel Soldier (CRS) (Kanye West, Pharrell, Lupe Fiasco) Don't Stop

Check this song out... Your thoughts..

Arash "Code Of Conduct"

Let me know what you think of this artist.