bloggings by lifeone: part time dj/producer. full time hip hop nerd.
stunts, blunts, & hip hop + sex, drugs, and rock n' roll.
live and direct from the brooklyn zoo. finish your cereal crew. XBS/KTT familia.
sweat the technique on last.fm & reverbnation & soundcloud.
so basically, boom.
“10 x CMJ 2011 Beat Recommends:
Womp it out with these 10 beatwizards Louisiana-born, Brooklyn-based DJ Lifeone has been hard at work producing for fellow Brooklynite and rapper A.C. With an ear tuned to hip-hop, DJ Lifeone effortlessly mixes rap with the Cure with a little bit of womp and scratch.”
"CMJ Buffet: Artists And Their Spirit Sandwiches
Our CMJ artists reveal what sandwich they would be (if they were a sandwich)" Here at CMJ, we ask all the hard-hitting questions to get right to the bottom of what a new artist is all about. That is why we asked CMJ 2011ers to tell us what sandwich they would be, if they were a sandwich. Hey Lifeone—remember the sandwich shop Silas worked at in Weeds? That’s probably Kreayshawn’s favorite sandwich.
Lifeone (Brooklyn, NY): Whatever Kreayshawn’s favorite sandwich is, so she could put me in her mouth. Sorry Mom!"
remember that terrible video i made for my cure/mobb deep mashup that youtube took down for copyright infringement? well, neither does anyone else. anyway, without further ado i present, “close to shook,” the worst video ever.
yeah, i’ve been slacking on the bloggings lately, but i just peeped the rawest, realist, most hip-hoppest video ever.
ladies and gentleman, for your viewing enjoyment i present: "dmx screaming his heart out on the a slingshot ride."
Es-K (Essential Knowledge) was born in Holland, raised in Kansas City Missouri, and currently lives in Burlington Vermont. You may know him from his Spontaneous Grooves series on Cold Busted. Serenity is his first album and features A.G. of D.I.T.C, General Steele, MC Dialect, C-Rayz Walz, Charmingly Ghetto, DJ Grazzhoppa, Central Parks, Maw-, Chel Strong, K. Sparks, Fish Grease, M-Dot, S.Dub, Chromadadata, and Mike Gerbino.
Butterflies (Pro Era (Dirty Sanchez x Rokamouth x CJ Fly x Dessy Hinds x Nyck Caution x A La $ole x Kirk Knight x Dyemond Lewis x Jakk the Rhymer x Joey Bada$$) produced by Powers Pleasant.
Scion AV Presents: The Shift, the EP will be available for streaming and as a free download via the Scion AV Soundcloud and on ScionAV.com on 5/27. Pro Era and Scion AV have also teamed up for a video due out beginning of June.
Pro Era is the Brooklyn collective of Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, A La Sole, Dessy Hinds, Chuck Strangers, Powers Pleasant, The 47s (Dirty Sanchez, Roka-Mouth, J.A.B and Jakk The Rhymer). The young MCs have a developed a cult-like following with fans embracing their music & lifestyle…”That OG $wank.” Fans can look forward to Joey Bada$$’s debut album, ‘B4.DA.$$’ this Fall.
The Shift EP is their fourth as a collective and for this special release they teamed up with Scion AV for a sample free EP that both highlights their diverse style and sound while further establishing Pro Era as the future of hip hop.
duckdowners, skyzoo and torae have been dope for a minute. there was sky’s collab with 9th, the maffew track “bk accent,” and other gems i’m sure i slept on. same thing w/ torae: “daily conversations,” the marco polo joints, etc. are ALL bananas. yet for some reason, i never went out of my way to clock either of them. then i heard this: “barrel brothers.” featuring production from antman wonder, apollo brown, black milk, dj premier, cyrus tha great, !llmind, jahlil beats, khrysis, marcnfinit, oh-no, praise, the stuyvesants, and tiga. so, basically boom; never will i sleep on these cats again.
The new street single from Skyzoo & Torae: “All In Together” feat. Sean Price & Guilty Simpson, produced by Black Milk. The album “Barrel Brothers” hits stores and itunes on 5/27. And if you’re in NYC make sure to catch the album release party at SOBs the night of 5/27 as well. Twitter: @Skyzoo / @Torae
-heads up from 2dopeboyz
This month marks the passing of the lauded rapper Notorious B.I.G. and to honor his legacy, New York resident DJ Finesse debuted a special tribute during DJ Premier’s Sirius/XM show “Live From Headqcourterz” on March 8.
The mix showcases Biggie’s acapellas paired with Premier-produced beats. While the original tribute was shortened for air-time, Finesse extends the tribute for hip-hop fans here with a special intro by Premier himself.
DJ Premier’s “Live From Headqcourterz” airs every Friday night from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Sirius/XM Channel 44, Hip Hop Nation. DJ Finesse is a regular guest on the show, filling in for Premier as an on-air mixer.
01 - DJ Premier Intro
02 - Flava In Ya Ear rmx over I Gave You Power
03 - Big Poppa over Ex To Next Girl
04 - Dead Wrong over 2 Thousand
05 - 10 Crack Commandments over One Day
06 - Who Shot Ya over Come Clean
07 - All About The Benjamins over Supa Dupa Star (1994 Demo Version)
08 - One More Chance over Recognize
09 - Long Kiss Goodnight over You Know My Steez
10 - Things Done Changed over The Format
11 - I Got A Story To Tell over Shit Is Real
12 - Real Niggas over Ready
13 - Juicy over Nas Is Like
14 - One More Chance rmx over Freaky Flow
15 - Warning (Freestyle) over Mind Ya Business
16 - ‘95 Freestyle (7 Mac 11’s) over Who Got Gunz
17 - Victory over Project Boy
18 - Kick In The Door over Come Get Me
19 - Going Back To Cali over The Invincible
20 - Mo Money Mo Problems over Golden Child
21 - Party And Bullshit over Now Your Mine
22 - Unbelievable