Friday, July 30, 2010

JOIN THE QUEST Entry 2 "Quest x Magic 89.9"


Join The Quest: Revolution is now out around the metro.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Visions of Visionaries with DJ Neil Armstrong

Visions of Visionaries with DJ Neil Armstrong

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Gadgets Teaser Video featuring So Wonderful and yeah Anne Curtis, word up.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


New material from Kanye West's album, Good Ass Job

This is the flow that solar eclipses
so hopefully one day that real soul will eclipse
the bullshit they got us listening to and is existing
Dont give up now, just a little more persistence
I am the day Ice Cube met Michael Jackson
Keep em way huh? something might happen
This is a making of a masterpiece
so we broke out the chains and told the master, peace!

My chain heavy..

ILL K Entry 62 "SEASON REMIX by Aero x N9 x Jae Spillz"


Aero feat. Nimbus9 & Jae Spillz - Season (Remix) (Produced by B-Roc)

Almost a year ago, I made this beat for the Bacolod City Bandit who then, was our newly signed artist, Aero. I remember finding the sample, chatting with him and PHD while listening to the sample, and telling both of them that I got the beat perfect for the release. Sent the file through and Aero did his thing with it at The Chop Shop. This was my un-retirement beat, wanting to bless Aero with good material to break the news of signing with the team. Made this beat in the heat Slaughterhouse's debut release and Jay-z's D.O.A. track getting major airplay and just the sample dictated how grimmey and hard this song was gonna be. A couple thousand downloads later -- I had Nimbus rock a verse to it and my number one dude from T.Dot, Jae Spillz. There is a version with God's Will on it, while I will unleash some other time. Just bridging the gap here as we celebrate early the first year anniversary of SickSongsOnly EP this coming August 3.

Being this is one of my favorite beats I made of all time - I am having the instrumental available for download. Yeah, download it - have a B-Roc beat playing on your current playlist, unheard of right? Download it, record on it, send it back, hell we'll never know what I'ma do to it. Pay it forward, so when you producers get a hit that might just end up a classic somewhere else. Know how to breath life to it again.

I'm getting in like a veteran
and I'm setting trends for the rest of em



Quest EN 2007


Word to your momma, we swerved left from the payola road block! Peep the 30 second teaser on why we have MAGIC 89.9 and the entire Quest Broadcasting on board. And when I tell you I will run that town from overseas I wasn't bragging. Right now, we just joking - wrapped up version 2.0 of Back To Love. Wrapped up a MYX interview and behind the scenes for the video, directed by Dominic Nuesa. Why do two versions of one song - cause my dudes, we are believers of product and movement. Watch out, August 2 at 4PM, Magic 89.9 will be premiering Back To Love nationwide and at 9PM catch Quest's first ever radio guesting after releasing his album at the highest rated radio show at night "BOYS NIGHT OUT" with Tony Toni, Sam YG & Slick Rick.

And we ain't even really started yet. Catch this online feature on Quest via ABS CBN news online. Dont even get hyped about what we are currently doing, hahaha. Quest album, now out nationwide - ODDYSSEY, ASTROVISION, the works.

FROM ABSCBNNEWS.COM: MANILA, Philippines - Sam Milby is a singer, songwriter and actor—and now, you can add to his resume, record producer.

Milby agreed to help market and produce the album of new R & B artist Quest (real name: Jose Villanueva III). Quest and Milby both attend Victory Christian Fellowship, which is where they became friends. Quest, the former music director of Victory, never sang professionally but was always being encouraged by friends who thought he had it in him to pursue a recording career.

So in 2008, Quest resigned his position to pursue a musical career. The following year, he started recording with Jumbo de Belen of Flip Music. Quest spent his savings to record the album, but after that he didn’t know how to get it out there or what to do next—and that’s when Milby came into the picture.


Monday, July 26, 2010



Catch Nimbus rep that TAKING BAKKK THE CITY project within the premises!

ILL K Entry 61 "THE FIRE by The Roots x John Legend"

The Roots feat. John Legend - The Fire (Directed by Rik Cordero)

I was bumping this a couple of weeks back before my last trip to Manila and I will say it, Black Thought is the most underrated emcee in the entire world. Legendary Roots crew gives you a lift in your days with this joint. Dedicated to my peoples having a bad day. Remember, you are in this blog because you understand that hiphop too - is read. So read through the lyrics of this song which now has an accompanying video directed by Rik Cordero. So read on - more updates in the next few days and the re-issue of the Power Rankings.

There’s something in your heart,
and its in your eyes
It’s the fire, inside you
Let it burn

You don’t say good luck
You say don’t give up
It’s the fire, inside you
Let it burn

Yeah, and if I’m ever at the crossroads
And start feeling mixed signals like morse code
My soul start to grow colder than the North Pole
I try to focus on the hole on where the torch goes
In the tradition of these legendary sports pros
As far as I can see I made it to the threshold
Lord knows I waited for this a lifetime
And I’m an icon when I let my light shine
Shine bright as an example of a champion
Takin the advantage never coppin out or cancelin
Burn like a chariot, learn how to carry it
Maverick, always above and beyond average
Fuel to the flame that I train with and travel with
Something in my eyes say I’m so close
To having a prize
I realize I’m supposed to reach for the sky
Never let somebody try to tell you otherwise

There’s something in your heart,
and its in your eyes
It’s the fire, inside you
Let it burn

You don’t say good luck
You say don’t give up
It’s the fire, inside you
Let it burn

One love, one game, one desire
One flame, one rhyme, fire
Let it burn higher
I never showed signs of fatigue
Or turned tired
cause I’m the definition of tragedy turned triumph
It’s David and Goliath
I made it to the eye of the storm
Feeling tore like they fed me to lions
Before time start to wind down like the Mayans
I show ‘em how I got the grind down like a science
It sounds like a riot on hush
It’s so quiet, the only thing I hear is my heart
I’m inspired by the challenge that I find myself standin' eye-to-eye with
To move like a wise warrior and not a coward
You can’t escape
The history you was meant to make
That’s why the highest victory is what I’m meant to take
You came to celebrate
I came to cerebrate
I hate losing I refuse to make the same mistakes

The fire, the fire...

You say don’t give up
It’s the fire, inside you
Let it burn

The fire, inside you



Mac Miller - Kool Aid and Frozen Pizza




Marquiss - Robin Hood Theory (Produced by Chrizo)

July 27, 2010 - We celebrate We Legendary's 2nd year anniversary as Manila's top urban store! Congratulations to the entire Specks Team for holding it down for the store through calm and through storm! Keep blazing the trail kapitan Mark Bandigan! Rumors is We Legendary is opening a new store in San Juan next month as they also celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Specks. Milestones are for passionate survivors!

Back to the nature at hand - yes you're eyes don't deceive you - GRAE has got a final release date, November 2010. If you've been a Turbulence fan since day one, you would have an idea of which day it is. And to get GRAE Season re-started, we unleash this flyer today - in anticipation of 2 things. Forget About It is a song that features Marquiss carry the torch for pioneers Mastaplann & SVC with the soundscape produced by Chrizo Magnifico. August 3 we are releasing the MP3 and August 7 we are debuting the video - which will be playing on MYX throughout the month of August! Shoutouts to Raimund Marasigan!


NOTES: This August is looking really crazy. Quest just released his album, locked down sponsorship for Gold Gyms and well we're looking at closing Adidas this week as well. An album launching is getting scheduled as we speak, more news to come. But more importantly is that you can already cop his album and will be available nationwide via MCA Universal next week. Aero's debut release SickSongsOnly EP is celebrating its first year in circulation this August 3. And in celebration to this milestone we are debuting a video of a song from the same release. Nimbusnine will be performing at WALL LORDS 2010 this coming August. Do your research on what WALL LORDS is, but more importantly - Soulfiesta is teaming up with graf artist KASE for a digital gallery release called TAKING BAKKK THE CITY. More news to come in the next few days.

Friday, July 23, 2010

ILL K Entry 59 "THE COVE"

THE COVE, a documentary on Taiji, Japan's dolphin slaughters.

Lets face it, its either you're an activist of an in-activist. During my recent trip to Pinas - Chano had introduced me to this documentary and I must admit it is intriguing enough to put it on here. I mean, come on - lets put this 130,000 hits to good use every once in awhile. And although, with technology and what we can do with it these days often results to entertainment and the curious information behind close doors, let the entertainment factor die down behind the grip of what you can do as informed citizens of the world of such catastrophe happening.

Go on, watch it. I double dare you.

Taken from Amazon: The Cove begins in Taiji, Japan, where former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry has come to set things right after a long search for redemption. In the 1960s, it was O’Barry who captured and trained the 5 dolphins who played the title character in the international television sensation “Flipper.”

But his close relationship with those dolphins – the very dolphins who sparked a global fascination with trained sea mammals that continues to this day – led O’Barry to a radical change of heart. One fateful day, a heartbroken Barry came to realize that these deeply sensitive, highly intelligent and self-aware creatures so beautifully adapted to life in the open ocean must never be subjected to human captivity again. This mission has brought him to Taiji, a town that appears to be devoted to the wonders and mysteries of the sleek, playful dolphins and whales that swim off their coast.

But in a remote, glistening cove, surrounded by barbed wire and “Keep Out” signs, lies a dark reality. It is here, under cover of night, that the fishermen of Taiji, driven by a multi-billion dollar dolphin entertainment industry and an underhanded market for mercury-tainted dolphin meat, engage in an unseen hunt. The nature of what they do is so chilling — and the consequences are so dangerous to human health — they will go to great lengths to halt anyone from seeing it.

Undeterred, O’Barry joins forces with filmmaker Louis Psihoyos and the Oceanic Preservation Society to get to the truth of what’s really going on in the cove and why it matters to everyone in the world. With the local Chief of Police hot on their trail and strong-arm fishermen keeping tabs on them, they will recruit an “Ocean’s Eleven”-style team of underwater sound and camera experts, special effects artists, marine explorers, adrenaline junkies and world-class free divers who will carry out an undercover operation to photograph the off-limits cove, while playing a cloak-and-dagger game with those who would have them jailed. The result is a provocative mix of investigative journalism, eco-adventure and arresting imagery that adds up to an urgent plea for hope.

The Cove is directed by Louie Psihoyos and produced by Paula DuPre Pesman and Fisher Stevens. The film is written by Mark Monroe. The executive producer is Jim Clark and the co-producer is Olivia Ahnemann.

Thursday, July 22, 2010




11 years in the making ain't no joke. Momentum is a traitor sometimes, most especially when you don't capitalize. Do not do your talent wrong, give it justice. Therefore, patience and perseverance is equivalent to vision and success. This album that you are about to have in your hands has been done give and take - four times. I saw this extra ordinary talent so raw not knowing he will turn out to be a visionary of sorts.

Today, as Turbulence artists are scattered in different places across the metro, provinces and well me - overseas, we are a fool to let the day pass without celebrating. Quest's BACK TO LOVE video, version 2.0 will be shot this coming sunday directed by the same director of the first video, Dominic Nuesa. Why shoot another video? Buy the album and see that its a different version - and well this is where the dynamics of what we have has changed. Quest is with Cornerstone, an artist management company, who have chose to be behind this singer/songwriter at all times. So when we say we are doing another go at this song for the first video - we win; when they help us tell the people at Universal that we prefer this single as the first to be launched despite them favoring our chosen 2nd single - we win.

The journey begins, we have out classed some of the best acts in our playground with this move and a couple of more, you'll see. And whoever has been part of this since day one, and the ones who have been part of it up until yesterday - this ones for you. Majority of the album was produced by Bojam, ensuring his legacy in the game. Turbulence isn't built on exclusivity, it is built on passion and sharing. So when it comes time to share the limelight we are one with everyone. As I told you, we have done this album four times - and when a label such as mine decides to back up a talent regardless of his views in life, we are providing growth which as this point in time is yours for scrutinizing. Hehehehe. This is an offering of what we have not yet shown you - I'm glad this ones already out, we could now start working on the next album. Kudos to everyone!


Sam Milby aligns himself with one of the best singer/songwriter around

Catch a two week MAGIC 89.9 premier of his single "BACK TO LOVE" all over the metro next week, with teasers of "JOIN THE QUEST" being aired as we speak. Catch a club tour, a radio tour, monthly free downloads and a whole lot more.

A popular singer - who by the way appears on our HIPHOP POWER RANKINGS - once told us that Quest's songs might be too classy and too high for the masses to reach. There is a pinch of blunt truthfulness to that statement, but I guess we just never saw the point of dumbing it down for the sake of generating sales. And we always knew we were the right team to bring this across to the people having lived here all our lives. No one can tell what growth is in the Philippines but the people who have lived here all their lives dealing with all the misconceptions and correcting them themselves.

Album launch a month from now at Eastwood. How do I know?

Eleven years in the making, not the album but the opportunities that have been presented to this artist, the easy deals he had to decline to ensure his artistry is recognized to be prime, the nights spent conceptualizing, writing, trying out different melodies. A good friend of mine told me the other day - God is merely softening your heart and hardening your purpose. Very apt for today.

Which Quest are you on? JOIN THE QUEST HERE.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Bambu - Old Man Raps

Word up, SG side iggins. Today is a good day. Quest's album is selling like hot pancakes at the EN Conference - ranking up better numbers than any of y'all would think. Pushing 27 years of my life into the next chapters is crazy. This video is a place of refuge I suppose. Turbulence heads, Marquiss this is how 2012 and Beyond looks like huh? Word up. Mastaplann's coming home, a Blazin' brother in the can, WE Legendary store 2nd year anniversary next week, SPECKS 10th year Anniversary on September, GRAE out this November. Keep on keepin' on, we all getting old my iggins. My back feels it.

Brandon, Malcom Sun, Miah, Aeron - the world is yours. We gon make sure and despite the hardships we currently face, we've carved it in stone with blood that you gon see it differently whether we understand your generation or not. Love is sacrifice my iggins.

Friday, July 16, 2010





Have a great weekend kids!

Monday, July 12, 2010




GET YOURS NEXT MONTH! I already got mine!

Saturday, July 10, 2010



Kim Fabros - I Surrender (Unreleased Track) (Produced by B-Roc)

Saturday, just hung around my household and dug some old music from the studio. Man, when I said my catalog is UNFUCCWITABLE, I myself get surprised with what I have. I mean even tracks that never made it to songs - I got to listen to a few of em, with a verse or two in it - I mean I have a Mike Swift track with a PHD verse and that beat is still banging, chu know about that neegi.

And yeah well through my diggin' I cam across this track I did with Kim Fabros back in 2005. This is a beat I made in 2004 - I remember making it, burning a CD with 2 other beats and handing it to Kim Fabros at a 7 Shots gig. At that time I wasn't even using sampling to make beats, had to bang everything out from these very hands. I'm a sucker for horns - thats why I love Bojam's work - I had an alto saxophone sound I was messing with for this beat. The weekend after giving it to Kim Fabros she was too kind to tell me that she liked 2 of the 3 beats I put in the CD.

The game is in a good position now - but I do believe we are missing out on a lot of diversity not having Kim Fabros lace us up. She has done work with 7 Shots, Madd World, DJ Arbi and tons more. But what people dont know is that she has been wanting to piece up together her debut solo album - I was asked early this year what my dream project would be and I answered two people, I said Kim Fabros' album and well the other, I have now forgotten.

Kim recorded this session as a guide to what the song can potentially be - but we never had a chance to re-record it nor her finish writing to it. But here, I'ma let you guys into this song - and just hear what the game's been missing out on. I mean come on yo, this joint is 5 years old!

Friday, July 9, 2010

ILL K Entry 56 "PUT YOU DOWN (J-Hon x Loonie x Mike Sweezy x Skarm)

J-Hon, Loonie, Mike Swift & Skarm - Put You Down (Produced by Skarm)

As the CIVIL WAR MIXTAPE reaches its finishing stage, Soulfiesta gives you an exclusive look into the mixtape that sees Konektado brothers J-Hon, Loonie & Mike Swift do their thing on the microphone. The Civil War Mixtape is slated to be dropping around the same time Loonie's Sunugan Battle is dated. Be on the look out son! Loonie done changed every ones view on making albums - I know y'all are still looking to buy cds are memorabilias and have it on the palm of your hands - but check it - we are placing you in charge of the music and empowering hiphop fans worldwide by making sure talent gets heard rather than wait on deals to happen and stagnating the music process. Civil War Mixtape - anybody wanna guess why its titled like that? Petty ones are accepted but instigators aren't - was made almost entirely in Batangas. Tracks in the CD were produced by D, The Franchize and more surprise producers!

Today we feature a track called "PUT YOU DOWN" where we see these Konektado all-stars bring their brand of hiphop to a Skarm produced beat! And I say, it's fiyaahh! I hear Sweezy and J-Hon just feeling at home with the very east coast sounding beat, the horns blessing the track makes it feel like its Boot Camp Click all over again! Sweezy shine bright with tagalog lines throughout his 16's. Loonie just laces this one up with ease - rapping in english and holding it down, making even his avid tagalog fans proud! The multi's are crazy! Talk Sic Ways member and producer Skarm rips the beat with his trademark flow - and a big fuck you for a chorus, you can never go wrong kid!


Skarm has also been busy putting in work for various projects around the metro. Talk Sic Ways (Anygma, Skarm, Protege, Liquid & Layman's Terms) album is almost done. Skarm has also been making tracks throughout the year and is said to be producing beats towards the last few Turbulence albums. Rumor has it as well that his yet to be titled sophomore album will be out by January of 2011. A Skarm x Plazma collaboration shirt will also be hitting the metro soon as it will be sold at the next FLIPTOP event! Busy second half of the year.


Poster made by Astig Fish

NOTES: Power Rankings will take a back seat, I've been really busy the past few weeks. Quest has just signed a ditribution deal with Universal. Quest Broadcasting has committed their stations into helping support his album. Turbulence is currently in talks with Kangol, WIP CAPS, Brat Pack, Salomon Shoes, STOKED, Folded & Hung and more for possibilities of helping each other throughout the year. And yeah, I just saw a GRAE video in the editing room and its looking mighty fly son. Beyond Beyond 1st Year Anniversary special soon, y'all gon be surprised!


Lebron choose Miami and joins Wade and Bosh for another shot at the title.

Too early to predict a championship for this upcoming season and I will not curse this move. But one thing I will say, this decision is a power move. Remember how Olajuwon was on a prime player with championships, how Ewing is as New York as the Statue of Liberty, how they traded Iverson, how they disbanded the best Sacarmento Kings team with Webber, Bibby, Christie, Divac, Stojakovic - Team Owners who made it sour for passionate players to think of ever playing again because their own backyards were lit up with gasoline by the very people they help raise money, become relevant basketball team owners - this ones for all the people who thought money will make a player commit.

Lebron bitch slaps corporate NBA telling y'all "This is a business, at the end of the day." Too many players got too comfortable, thinking management has got their best interest at hand and later on gets played. Here's a toast to the business of it all and how Lebron at a very young age - owns his decisions and his happiness. Props to him for doing justice to a very much awaited decision.

Cleveland fans, well tough luck son.

Blame it on Delonte West.

Sunday, July 4, 2010



A Soulfiesta x Franceska Martinez Collaboration

I am in Manila for 2 weeks - which means you can now order your True School Fresh Coast OPM HIPHOP Tshirts! The sizes start at XS to XXL and is available in Black and in White. This shirt debuted via the May 20 Music Museum Concert "DEFENSE" as a collaboration shirt from Soulfiesta and international brand Franceska Martinez; and is going for 500 PHP. We will ship orders outside Manila with payments made via Western Union in the next two weeks.

For orders please contact +639162702713



Check out the background music used, CHAMPIONS by Nimbusnine & B-Roc