Monday, May 30, 2011

ILL K Entry 101 "TOO MANY THINGS (PREVIEW)"

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Killastormz & Kat Alano - Too Many Things (Produced by Chrizo)


Its Weekly Beats tuesday again and Chrizo serves you up a feast - lyrical giant Killastormz drops 2 verses on this joint with Kat Alano lacing the hook on some soothing jazzy overtone. Scratches by DJ Excaliber -- and I heard, a Nimbusnine verse is suppose to make its way to this song.


You gotta fight to build, ignite the skill. ILLEGITIMATE KINGS!!



DOWNLOAD TOO MANY THINGS VIA DIVSHARE HERE
DOWNLOAD TOO MANY THINGS VIA MEDIAFIRE HERE


HERE TO OWN IT VIDEO OFFICIAL STATEMENT

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OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE DIRECTOR OF HERE TO OWN IT



Do not vote for LDP's "Here to Own It" on MYX.

We are no longer in the countdown. After three weeks of moving up the charts, we have been entirely excluded in the fourth. We cannot make conclusions, but MYX has said that there has been a change in syntax during that week, and COULD have filtered the votes elsewhere.

We are honor bound to tell those of you who have joined our quest to push it towards the #1 spot to stop spending your texts needlessly. It is only ethical that we ask this since a P2.50 text over a music video out of the race is P2.50 wasted.

Though we would have liked a phenomenal run at the countdown, it is only one of the many goals that we have for the “Here to Own It” movement. We are currently in the process of hosting an event that showcases the exceptional talents of today’s artists and musicians. Everyone is invited to partake in this celebration.

We would like to thank MYX for supporting a song that embodies the independent culture and the next generation of artists and entrepreneurs. We hope that our mutual gain has strengthened the bond of network and independent hip-hop, and that we may continue working towards a future that sounds a little better than yesteryears.

Our biggest gratitude goes to LDP’s fans, whose undying support has helped us enter the countdown in the first place. And as grateful as we are, we are also apologetic. Every single text had the intentions of spurring art form to mainstream, and not having achieved that, we are sorry.

However, we still have the intentions of spurring art form to art form, and for that our word is, and shall always be, iron. You can still watch the music video on YouTube where it will stay there as long as technology allows and rest assured, we’ll be coming out with better songs and videos.

Rjay will have the last word this time:


“We choose our own path don’t settle for lee ways”



Dominic Nuesa
Director
Turbulence Productions




WATCH HERE TO OWN IT MUSIC VIDEO HERE
DOWNLOAD HERE TO OWN IT MP3 HERE
VISIT HERE TO OWN IT BEHIND THE SCENES HERE



Sunday, May 29, 2011

LYRICAL EMPIRE: THE MOVIE

Lyrical Empire: Hip Hop in Metro Manila from FilAm Funk Productions on Vimeo.


2 years ago, when I moved to Singapore I chance upon meeting Mark V online. He had asked about the hiphop scene in the Philippines as he was trying to get a grant to film something in the motherland. After a trip back home, during my last day he was actually flying in -- I told some people to take care of him and show him around. He shot what was necessary for his piece and took off.

He entered this short film into some festivals and gave us range - this film was viewed by countless other races besides Filipinos back home. According to him, we would stir questions and discussions during open forums after viewing the film. No one from where he was thought all this hiphop shit going on in the motherland was even possible - and for it to be as good as it is showed us in a whole different light. While it is interesting to know what our Filipino counterparts thought of our struggles, we also welcome the interest of these foreigners.

This film features the likes of The Philippine All Stars, LDP, Blaze n Kane, Dash, your favorite artists from Turbulence Productions and a whole lot more.

And at last, Mark V is opening this film for public viewing - it was launched and had an intimate screening back in December via Jerome B Smooth, and it went really well. I hope you give this film a chance and enjoy the lessons learned, regardless how minuscule it might be. Here are some words from the producer/director/visionaire of the film.


FROM MARK V: Take a glimpse into the lives of hip hop artists from a country where hip hop culture is under constant scrutiny from a skeptical public. What will it take for these artists to prove their skills? Will hip hop become big in the Philippines, or will it be forever discarded as "jologs," underclass, and uncultured? These hardworking hip hop heads show you the passion and style they bring to the game where lyrical boundaries blur and innovation is prized.

I'm honored to have worked with such amazing artists and visionaries for this film. Please visit the Lyrical Empire label for more information about this project, including past screenings. Screenings and discussions are continuing in classrooms all over the country!




VISIT MARK V's BLOG HERE
VISIT MARK V's FACEBOOK AND LEAVE FEEDBACKS HERE




Saturday, May 28, 2011

BAD MEETS EVIL WILL LEAK BEFORE JUNE 14



Should be the best EP/album of the year. Wanna bet?




VOTE/REQUEST FOR BIG DREAMS ON WAVE

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WAVE891(SPACE)BIG DREAMS BY GOD'S WILL & PINO G AND SEND IT TO 2948





Friday, May 27, 2011

FIRST DIBBS ON JUNE 4

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

ILL K Entry 100 "PBA 2K11"



Music from Nimbusnine & Gods Will - Tilt Your Cap (To The Billboard)


PBA 2K11 Trailer. A video tribute to the PBA 2K11 TEAM. Props to the guys who did a stellar job on this modification! PBA 2K11 MOD is created by PBA FANS for PBA FANS. It is not FOR SALE. It is a FREEWARE and is widely available to download. THIS IS ONLY FOR THE PC VERSION OF THE GAME.

PBA 2K11 requires NBA 2K11 to be able to install and play the patch. You must have NBA 2K11 installed first to be able to install and play this MOD. Will not work in previous NBA 2K versions.



DOWNLOAD THE PBA2K11 MODIFICATIONS HERE.



QYORK THROWBACK FREESTYLE



Dominic and I ain't talking Wilkins, Dominic yo girl I'm willing.




ILL K Entry 99 "VISION OF A HUSTLER"



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Aero feat. Rjay of LDP - Vision of a Hustler (Produced by Bojam of Flip Music)



Here's the Soulfiesta feature on Aero's song Vision of a Hustler, featuring Rjay of LDP and produced by Bojam of Flip Music. This has been in my player for a month now. Classic material from the microphone pharoah hailing from Bacolod City.

In more Aero news, his music video In My City -- will be aired on MYX soon. Will keep you guys posted on the premiere date. Rumors are that he is doing a video launch party in Bacolod. 3RD WORLD STAND UP!!



DOWNLOAD VISION OF A HUSTLER HERE.




ILL K Entry 98 "FRESH TRACKS"

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Again, its mr.soulfiesta@gmail.com


The people behind Pinoy Tuner and Soulfiesta is currently working together to help create a bigger playground for the local scene. Negotiations and brainstorming is being put together for a channel for OPM Hiphop. We are making initial uploads to create the OPM HIPHOP database and would love to have your help, send us your music - and I mean as long as you are promoting OPM music locally and even overseas. Please send us your MP3's (at least 256 Kbps) with accurate information on the following:


1. Song title
2. Artist(s)
3. Producer
4. Album it belongs to, or coming out on or label UNRELEASED


Please send to mr.soulfiesta@gmail.com


You can also share/post these picture in all your blogs, social networking site - please let your artist friends know, that I am looking for my inbox to be flooded with fresh tracks soon! You have nothing to lose!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

ILL K Entry 97 "COULD YOU BE LOVE OR BE LOVED?"

MARLEY

Bob Marley on how to love a woman. Kinging it, all day.


“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect - you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.




CONVERSE BLOCK PARTY

CONVERSE

Come out this saturday, its a FREE EVENT!!!



The Converse Block Party is set to kick off Saturday, May 28, 2011 at SM Mall of Asia, Music Hall, Pasay City! Action starts as early as 10am with some of the freshest graffiti artists in the metro go to work on the Block Party's skateboard ramp. EXLD and Egg Fiasco (PSP) along with Graver and Rest (KST) will also put up pieces on the Block Party's stage set up and other walls at the venue.

At noon, skaters will show their skills and compete for prizes as they are judged by the crowd for best moves. Later in the afternoon, Beatbox Philippines will perform a set to daze and amaze you with their man-made beatmaking production.

This will be followed up by a special performance by Flipballaz of PH Streetball who are definitely a sight to see with their dribbling tricks and choreographed basketball moves! Exhibition games 3 on 3 basketball games will feature some of your favorite UAAP and NCAA schools.

In the evening, more performances will electrify you. The World Champion Philippine All-Stars will demonstrate how to break it down!

More hoops action comes your way with a celebrity 3 on 3 game featuring actors, models and singers.

Krump Pinoy will take over and things start to get buck! The group knows how to make a statement with their powerful moves!

Flipballaz of PH Streetball return to the court to show that they are Kings of creative basketball techniques and dunking highlights. They feature a group member who stands 5'9" yet still slams the ball through the rim!

All these activities take place while DJ Switchtrik will be in the mix! Music continues with performances by Callalily and Gloc-9 with Pointblanc. Sanya Smith will also work the turntables and Kat Alano will be hosting the event.

Make sure to show up wearing Converse for your chance to win free prizes courtesy of Converse.

The Converse Block Party is organized by Big Picture Productions and J Smooth Entertainment.




Monday, May 23, 2011

ILL K Entry 96 "Return of Simba"

RETURN OF SIMBA



J.Cole - Return of Simba (Produced by Elite & J.Cole)




Cause I only make classics
Now what that' take, timing
Coal under pressure
What that make, diamonds




ILL K Entry 95 "Furiously Dangerous"

SLAUGHTERHOUSE



Ludacris feat Slaughterhouse & Claret Jai - Furiously Dangerous




Sunday, May 22, 2011

ILL K Entry 94 "DREAMS MONEY CAN BUY"

DRIZZY



Drake - Dreams Money Can Buy





Thursday, May 19, 2011

ILL K Entry 93 "YAMAN"



Verb of Peoples Future - Yaman (Produced by Jedli)


Anak ako ni Francis Magalona, no doubt. This track is best summed up that way. Besides the under lying genius behind the message, as a fan and spectator of the growth of PF - I cannot hide how Francis M's passion for our masses is seen in their music. Francis M showed us to be political, a-political, partial and impartial but still took a stand for the miseries we suffer daily. This track "YAMAN" by Vito Cruz's finest - depicts something we obviously know but still keep our minds and mouths shut about it.

Enjoy this video to end your week, props to PF!!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

QUOTES OF THE DAY

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WALL LORDS 2011 PHILIPPINE QUALIFIERS

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TAKKKING BACK THE CITY REPPIN' MAY 28 KASER!!





Tuesday, May 17, 2011

ILL K Entry 92 "QYORK DOC-Q-MENTARY"



Catch their new album "Q-York City" dropping next month! Yuoy!


Some people get some simple facts twisted. Q-yorks now club sounding dance heavy influenced songs symbolize growth and not just their commercial viability in this ever changing climate in music! Knowa is still one of the top 10 emcees in the Philippines simply cause of his work ethic and journey alone. I had chanced upon watching this video when I was at the Q-York head quarters and trust me, its something worth watching.

Despite coming from the United States - we do share the same goals, and thru this documentary you can now see the difference between you and Q-York, their ability to commit to the sacrifice it will take to take it all to the next level. I know that they moved from NYC to LA, then moved to LA to MLA PHL, then from putting together a whole album as O.N.E. (Ken Johns x Chelo x Qyork), disbanding after the album got done, putting together Chelo's already genius song "Pinays Rise" to now finally moving to the Q-York City album release.

The commitment they manage to put into what the end goal is, is something we should all pick up from. And you guys dont even know the amount of work they put in the studio on a daily basis and still rock for causes around the metro. That being said, watch out for the new album - new video "Yuoy!" and new songs from Q-York.


HAAAAIIIGHTTT???!!!




URBAN WORKSHOPS @ EASTWOOD CITY

URBANWORKSHOPS

Go and learn something new this summer of 2011!!




Sunday, May 15, 2011

ALMOST TECHNICOLOR SOLVES A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA



APLM - DELIBERATE EXISTENCE (Produced by Almost Technicolor)


This track was sent to me courtesy of Ms. APLM (A Problem Like Maria) - and I must say, this got me a little excited! The instrumentation alone had my face melting, sounding great with that almost Mayer Hawthorne vibe but even more exquisite with the horns. And the decadence of the female rap parts, one of the most refreshing tracks I've heard from Manila in awhile.

Yes you might not know of this APLM/Maria woman - but she's been holding it down for a minute now. With a self imposed hiatus from hiphop and delved in to other musical inspirations, she released an EP before and now found a new drive to record new material. She also does covers of her favorite songs!

Visit her blog, check the link below -- she records and releases her covers of songs on a daily basis. Also, she is dropping 2 EP projects in the next two months. This June 1 - a 3 song all original EP and on July 17, an EP filled with covers from Billie Holiday! If you thought hiphop was only 3 dimensional, think again. This music covers more bases than you think!


Kudos to this exciting new track from Maria!



DOWNLOAD DELIBERATE EXISTENCE HERE
VISIT A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA TUMBLR HERE



SPOTTED AT THE TIBAY ANNIVERSARY!

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The Adoborat shirt was sold out in 30 minutes! Hot item! Reprint coming soon!




Saturday, May 14, 2011

ILL K Entry 91 "BEAUTIFUL DAY"

BEAUTIFUL DAY



A.N.E. - Beautiful Day (Produced by Jalil)




Today, on this very hot sunday we give you some feel good music courtesy of Mr. Grape Jordans, A.N.E.. This song is produced by Jalil who also is credited for the wonderful picture used for the poster. Arni and Jalil are part of The Expansion Team, and despite Jalil being under the radar rapping wise - he is slowly cementing a good position as a beat maker with these kind of beats. Also, the hook consists of a sample and has singing elements from Danee herself! Ultra-rare moment taking part in her man's song via vocal recording. Gives that Little Brother x De La Soul feel to it!

Its a beautiful day today, playing Team Sunday ball later; Mavs got a ticket to the finals should OKC's youth do then wrong, MIA x CHI goes down this week -- and alot to be openly happy about, ask Quest. Blessing you with good music today kids!



IN THIS BIG WORLD!!



DOWNLOAD BEAUTIFUL DAY HERE.




Friday, May 13, 2011

QUEST x MAY 24 x ROUTE 196

QUEST GIG




WIPCAPS LEAKS!!

HEMP

PAC Q HOPE

WIP ELCAPITAN

I heard the El Capitan snapback drops next week!






Wednesday, May 11, 2011

ILL K Entry 90 "HERE TO OWN IT (VIDEO)"



LDP - Here To Own It (Directed by Dominic Nuesa)


From the same director of Back To Love, and from this new decades best urban group LDP - comes a marriage of ideas dating back a year before it release. Soulfiesta proudly brings you "HERE TO OWN IT". Independently hitting the MYX charts to a high of number 14 then through network politics and interests where wiped out of the countdown despite over flowing votes from the public, we are releasing the video to help share the vision the charts couldn't handle.



Here To Own It x Dominic Nuesa



December 2009, I contacted LDP about a music video proposal. I believe you can still find pictures of that meeting on Facebook. We met in a coffee shop in MOA amidst the holiday horde. We decided that I was to do a video on “Simple Lang” or “What If”. After much, much thinking and deliberation, I decided “Simple Lang”, however timeless, have already been released too long. “What If” would have been awesome too, but truth be told, I didn’t want LDP’s first official music video to be a lamentation on an otherwise lush and thriving culture in Hip Hop.

LDP needs a song that could represent. WE need LDP to represent.

Last year we had another meeting. This time, we chose to do it behind closed doors (No pictures of it on facebook). We finally decided on “Taking Backkk the City”, with the simple concept of shooting them in front of a wall being worked on by graffiti artists.

Meh.

January 2011, Rjay sent me a whole bunch of tracks. Some were unfinished. One beat stood out in particular (Jim Poblete’s brilliance), with only Alex’s and Rjay’s raw verses and a simple chorus that needed refining. Right then and there, I knew we were about to do something awesome. I chose that sound clip (you will hardly call it a song) for what it was: An Anthem.

Another closed door meeting ensued. I showed them what I wanted to do, everybody gets
excited. Abra came in, showed Alex and Rjay his verse for the song and suddenly the two wanted to rewrite theirs. Epic. I gave Rjay the responsibility of gathering the cast or “subjects”. Why subjects? I’d like to think of it more of a documentary, shooting them in their own environment, without any acting involved.

I’m going to shoot them as they represented. Where’s the acting in that?

Three day shoot, three locations: The Collective, Ronac Art Center, Cubao Expo. In our first shot, Cinematographer Micah Fernandez was in charge of making Graffiti artist Kookoo look dope. Hell, she looked iconic (her shot was the thumbnail of our trailer). I call good take, and we were on our way.

The project evolved from music video to a whole new movement. We shot entrepreneurs,
artists and musicians in their element, looking swag as they represented their respective arts. Even the models were modeling themselves, and not some brand. Photographer Ryan Andres helped out behind the scenes with his 35mm camera, and the result was an art project independent of the music video. Bojam of Flipmusic flipped the beat, and took the music production to a whole new level. Everyone did their part and more. Everyone owned it.

But whatever it is that we wanted to own, whatever it is that we took as ours and ours alone, we will share it with the rest of the world. This is no longer just a song or a music video. It’s a statement that we’re making. We have to own it because we want to share it.

It was an honor to work with everyone involved. And in behalf of the movement, it was an honor to make everyone involved. Press play, enjoy, and on to the next one.

LDPeace!



Think of a thousand ways to recreate the broken. Make it golden.




BARANGAY TIBAY ANNIV SHIRTS!!

TIBAY ANNIV SHIRT

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Barangay Tibay Anniversary this May 14 at Sagujio!




BBOY CITY PHILIPPINES

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CLAVEL 4 HIT COMBO TOUR

CLAVEL TOUR



Visit www.msclavel.com for more details!





FLASHING LIGHTS REMIX DASH x DELEET x PKSO

DIGGITY DASH



Dash, Deleet & PKSO - Flashing Lights (Remix)




Tuesday, May 10, 2011

BARANGAY TIBAY ANNIVERSARY THIS MAY 14!!

TIBAY ANNIV

Sinag, Stick Figgas, Mike Swift & J-Hon, Jonan Aguilar & Nimbus 9 in one night?


Barangay Tibay has opened they arms to hiphop since day one, Mike Swift, Nimbus, Gods Will, Jonan Aguilar, 187 Mobstaz and Stick Figgas has performed and burned stages with the best the rock circuit has to offer. It also helped us earn the respect of these musicians and help further our pursuit in the industry. As they celebrate their anniversary this saturday - they have put together a strong line up that will interest both the rock heads and hiphop heads.

Nimbus9, comes out of his hiatus to perform. Sinag will bless you with their culturally shocking set and Stick Figgas will reunite for their 3rd performance in a month all putting foundation for better months to come. This anniversary will be the LAST MONTHLY Barangay Tibay event, which now means they will only host big events and will be sure fire hit from this point on! Salute to Saguijo for giving us a venue each and everytime! Big ups to Saint Peter and Kuya Manny!

Also, as you can tell Medisina which is the merchandising arm of Tibay commemorates this event by launching a new shirt! A design by Adoborat -- which I think are pics of Kat Agarrado, correct me if I'm wrong. They are highly collectible so buy two!! Hehehehe, see you guys there!!


NEW SOUL FILLET EVENT THIS SATURDAY!!

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May 14 at B.Side in Makati, catch you guys there!!




Tuesday, May 3, 2011

ILL K Entry 89 "WE LEGENDARY SALUTE FROM MARVEL"

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Check the lower right portion for the WL salute from Marvel Comics!





SPECKS x LOONIE x PACQUIAO

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Purchase your shirts before the fight! Available at WL Kamuning & Ronac



"Pilipino lang ako pagnananalo si Pacquiao" - a very honest line for Loonie's The Bobo Song. That song alone has tons of quotables, which in shows how culturally moving hiphop has become in the past few years.

This line transcends what it means for the nation. We recently came with news that 12 out of the 24 Senators plus over 100 congressmen and women are flying out to watch Pacman this weekend - showing support, showing pride of one of our own. The session in congress opens on May 9, which ultimately saws more than half of our law makers and nation builders will be absent.

The whole Pacquiao phenomenon has brought us recognition worldwide, has brought money and commerce to our third world economy, has stopped our crime rates while he fights, has brought excitement back to our sports since the PBA isnt generating the lay mans interest anymore but more importantly - Pacquiao has given our Fil American brothers and identity they can be proud of growing up in a place where our race might be looked down upon.

Also, the shirt intends you to check yourself, why are you proud to be a Pacquiao spectator? Cause he is winning? Cause he won or cause he has a rags to riches story that we all want? Be the next Pacquiao in the field that you can deliver most for your country.



Loonie - The Bobo Song (The Beatmonx)



These lawmakers should stop being just proud of him and going to watch a fight don't make up for being absent in the field that 90 million people trust them with. We should all cater to a role that makes our nation better. Look closely into the shirt, and there is a hidden print of Loonie explaining what this line means to him, it was also written in his penmanship then digitized into printing.

Kudos to Specks for this collaboration shirt! Available on May 7 in all We Legendary stores! Its funny when you wear this and people read it and look at the awkwardness in their faces cause they just read the truth! This shirt makes people feel dumb knowing they all participated in degrading our race and were less proud at one point!




VISIT WE LEGENDARY BLOG HERE
VISIT KINGCRUX31 HERE




CHRIZO PUT ME INTO THIS, DOPE FIND!!



Kaykay Beatz, bringin it to the gentlemen, step your game up!







PAC-Q x WIPCAPS x SUGAR

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Wipcaps celebrate the upcoming win with some sugar. BBLLAAAOOW!!!





FUNKMASTER FLEX APPROVES WIPCAPS!!

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WHAT? YOU DONT OWN A PAIR OF WIPCAPS YET? COME ON SON.




Sunday, May 1, 2011

ILL K Entry 88 "ABRACADABRA"



Abra of LDP - Abracadabra (Produced by Bojam of Flip Music)



A first of sorts, this is Abra's first solo song, released on the first of May for his upcoming --- well I can't tell you just yet the title of the album. Enjoy this first offering "ABRACADABRA" blesses us all with some wizardry on the mic! Not only that, he had included a short video and lyrics alongside this wonderfully crafted work.

Brought to you by Happy House Manila, Flip Music & Wipcaps!