Archive for March, 2009


Posted in MUSIC on March 5, 2009 by Keyvon

Control Fridays at Avalon have been off the chain. And they got even doper last week when they brought one of my long time faves, Princess Superstar, to LA. Homegirl has been around for over 10 years making some crazy ass Alternative Hip-Hop. She produces her own shit and has some of the raunchiest lyrics you will ever hear. Where you think Avenue D and Amanda Blank got it from? 
I couldn’t find the original version of Bad Babysitter, but I found this Shir Khan remix. It’s decent but does not hold a candle to the original. If anyone has the original or the whole album of Princess Superstar’s “Is” please let me know!
Princess Superstar – Bad Babysitter (Shir Khan Remix)
Larry Tee ft. Princess Superstar – Licky (Herve Remix)
Here’s are a couple tracks from Princess’s first album “Strictly Platinum.” Some more music you’re not going to find on any other blog!
Princess Superstar – I’m White
Princess Superstar – Blue Berretta
South Rakkas Crew closed out the night. I’ve been loving these live bands that use MC’s while the DJ spins electro. I’ve seen other bands like The Count and Sinden Soundsystem and Thunderheist dabble with this approach. Just more proof of how Hip-Hop is evolving into this new genre.
South Rakkas Crew – Mad Again (Fake Blood Remix)


Posted in MUSIC on March 3, 2009 by Keyvon

Notorious B.I.G. – Hypnotize (1997)

Paul Hunter is one of the most under appreciated music video directors ever. Along with Hype Williams he shaped people’s perceptions of what R&B and Hip-Hop music should look like. They both worked with a lot of the same artists, and they both had unique visions. Only difference is, Hunter never received the same HYPE as Williams. The way Scorsese and Coppola ruled the film world in the late 70’s, Hunter and Williams ruled the music video world in the late 90’s.

I love Kelis. I don’t post enough of her stuff. This video is from her debut album Kaleidoscope that she made when she was a teenager and is completely produced by the Neptunes. Nuff said.

Kelis – Get Along (2000)

Paul and Hype’s styles are so similar sometimes it seems that one of them is jocking the other. Hype used to do this glossy black & white style all the time back in theday. But I like Paul’s take on it. Also there are like 4 girls in this video that I went to Palisades high school with. P-House!

Snoop Dogg ft. Pharell – Drop It Like It’s Hot (2004)

Another great black & white video from Paul. The Knight Rider beat, with a crazy futuristic theme and ridiculously amazing song from Busta. What else you want?

Busta Rhymes – Turn It Up (Remix)/ Fire It Up (1998)

This song was made popular by its use in a Tommy Hilfiger commercial that Paul also directed. This shit got me immediately obsessed with Nikka. Girl’s got chops. Go see her live. Trust me!

Nikka Costa – Like a Feather (2001)

Back in the day black directors directed black videos and white directors directed white videos. Hype and Paul were two of the first to crossover and start directing rock videos. I posted Paul’s video for Marilyn Manson’s “Dope Show” last week and that is actually what inspired this post. I think this video looks amazing and the song is also really good. I think they shot this the week before Courtney Love lost her fucking mind.

Hole – Malibu (1998)

I always give Hype Williams props for finding the most beautiful girls (Leila Arcieri, K.D. Aubert), but there may not be a singer hotter than Tamia. And they’re has never been a video that showcased a singer looking sexier than Tamia does in this vid. Grant Hill (her husband) is one lucky mofo.

Tamia – Stranger in My House (2000)


Posted in MUSIC on March 2, 2009 by Keyvon

Legendary Dim Mak Tuesdays at Cinespace were back in full effect last week when Steve Aoki returned from his trip overseas touring with Bloody Beetroots. I followed their journey on The Cobrasnake’s party photo site and shit looked bananas. I can’t wait til me and my crew are traveling the world and wrecking shit. Believe it!

I got to catch up with Cinespace resident DJ Them Jeans  before his set. Found out he’s playing the new Audiotistic in May. You remember those half Hip-Hop/half Rave festivals they used to have about 10 years ago. Anyway, here’s my boy Them Jeans with a couple of mash-ups. Dude’s real good live. He’s got that great blend of Hip-Hop and dance music. What’s not to love?
And here is my favorite track from Steve Aoki’s album “Pillowface and the Airplane Chronicles.” There’s something you don’t see everyday… a DJ with a proper album release.