WRAP UP!!

Every year around this time, I’m very very looking forward to listen Skillz a.k.a MadSkillz’s Wrap up series.

I hope it’s coming out very soon. it’s already Dec. 13th!! where is it, Skillz!?!

well until then, let’s check out past wrap up line ups… my favorite is 2005!

wrap up 2009

wrap up 2008

wrap up 2007

wrap up 2006

wrap up 2005

wrap up 2004

#NowPlaying #SONGsThatLeadToSex

Why does it seem like this topic has trended before?

Or that has a close relative appeared under #TT in the recent past?

Just a few days before this trending topic appeared on my timeline a musically influenced post from @jozenC of UntilIGetMarried.com ended up in our inbox.  It was titled 5 Hip hop Albums You Make Out To

Apparently sex is on everyone’s mind…

Here’s a few that popped across the timeline.

Robin Thicke – Sex Therapy

Jon B. Feat. Babyface – Someone to Love

Silk – Meeting in My Bedroom

Janet Jackson – Would You Mind

Avant – This Is Your Night

Bei Maejor – End of the Night

What would you add?  Any of these you don’t know yet?

Wee Papa Girl Rappers – Heat it up

What yall know about them!?!

Wee Papa Girl Rappers was twin sisters UK hiphop group in Late 80’s.

It was fresh n hot at the moment… and still is! 🙂

Kero One – In All The Wrong Places (12″ Version)

Kero One is a Korean American hiphop EmCee and producer from San Francisco, CA.

making 50 copies of his first single with home equipment and personal credit cards.

One of the copies was purchased at a record shop in Tokyo by a Japanese DJ,

who generated interest for Kero One by playing it at a club. A Japanese record label then

requested 3000 copies of the single, which led to performances throughout Japan.

Very cozy Jazzy music with Touchy and Conscious Lyrics. This is his first single in 2006.

Kero Oneはカリフォルニアはサンフランシスコ出身の韓国系アメリカ人のEmCeeでありプロデューサーです。

彼は元々はWebデザイナーだったそうですが、自宅にある機材で最初のシングルを50枚作製したところ、

その中の一枚が東京のレコード店で日本人DJに購入されました。そのシングルをクラブでプレイしたところ

とあるレーベルの目にとまり、Kero Oneのところに3000枚の注文が来たんだとか。こうして彼のキャリアは

始まったのです。彼の音楽はとても落ち着いていてJazzyで、心の琴線に触れるリリックは沢山のファンの

心を惹きつけています。

#YUMEFest #Tokyo!

Wild outfits, the best of hip hop beats, party animals from across the globe and plenty of booze set the tone for YUME FEST’s unforgettable debut in Tokyo, Japan last night.

YUME FEST (@YumeandBeyond) is a global grassroots festival that looks to support, celebrate, and re-define the vibrant urban contemporary music, art and fashion community around the globe. It brings international musicians, artists and fashionistas together to showcase their talent, skill and knowledge in excitingly innovative ways.

Its aim is to contribute to an international exchange of ideas and methods, helping to bridge the global gap faced by indepenDENTs in these industries.

Uccess Lounge in Harajuku was the perfect backdrop for the 4 hour event which was locally produced by YUME FEST’s stategic parnter ENTOKYO (@ENTokyojp). Led by wonder women Daisha Hunter (@daisha_hunter) and Mariko Lochridge (@tokyotwilighter), it serves as a liaison for emerging brands and urban talent wishing to enter Tokyo’s thriving entertainment market.

On the topic of talent, the lineup of artists were Ohga (@ohgamusic), Chusei (@chuseihbb), DJ Tomoko (@djtomoko) + Ucca (@Ucca23), @MeccaGodzilla, @alivegreenst + @soupagreenst, @conscious and @eye2025. Too many to wax lyrical but definitely worth checking them and their Tweets out!

The highlight of the night was without a doubt the sensual Raye 6 (@universeof6). Erotic, wordly and oozing enormous talent, this sexy singer, song-writer, producer and performer from Brooklyn stole the show with her hair high and eyelashes long, and her accompanying Bubble Girls. Her performance of Universal Lover, released just days ago, proved her sounds to be psychedelic and soulful and her creativity unrepressed. Hats off to the people at CMJ who have described her as “The woman with the hurricane vocals”, I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Japan born, Queens bred artist Kojoe (@iamkojoe) smashed his set, flaunting his musical styling which spans eras of the past, present, and future, and which can be heard in his rap flow, song melodies, and production arrangements. Bearing lyrical fluency in both Japanese and English, and the first Asian artist signed to Rawkus Records, Kojoe is now back in Japan and remains dedicated to giving respect to the black art form of Hip Hop, and meaning to the Japanese Hip Hop industry and homeland cultural connection that has yet to be made by any artist thus far.

Hands up for the DJs for an epic, NY-party-worthy atmosphere – @Keerekeera, @djyukijirushi, @daisha_hunter, @djtomu and @polstyle.

The DENT Radio (@Hashtagmag) ladies Jayda B (@Jayda_b) and Chee (@asian_bonita) were in full swing throughout the night – twittering away, live streaming on UStream and interviewing the artists and DJs to find out what they have to say about the event, life, choking girls(!) and everything and anything dope.

Sponsors included cute nail artists @fumeeky; funky clothing labels @chiefmischief, @rocksmithtokyo, @dtoperfection and @goliathrf; and media groups @musicstrengthtv and @futuresoundtv.

The night finished at Uccess without a moment of silence, and it was just getting started at The Game in Shibuya for this bunch of music and fashion loving guys and gals who know how to party right all night.

#Exclusive: “24 Bars To Kill” (Remix) Ish-One, Aklo, Ohga, Kojoe, and Tao

I followed @OhgaMusic & @IAmKojoe to the studio to shoot their session for the remix of #24BarsToKill produced by Ski Beatz for “24 Hour Karate School Japan”. Check out this teaser for what will be the hottest version of this track in #Japanese & #English ft. Ish-One, Ohga, Aklo, Tao, and Kojoe.

Follow: @IAmKojoe @Ish_One @OhgaMusic @IllEastRecords @RRatedRecords

#Hifana I want more of that! #Addicted