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Monday, December 28, 2009

IZ - Never Fall 2010 MV


IZ - Never Fall 2010


Check out this song to kick off the new year called Never Fall 2010. Its by an upcoming Korean rapper from LA who goes by the name IZ. The music video features cameo appearances by Far East Movement, Ben Baller, Lisa Kim Fleming, Cuzzy Capone, Alexia Lei,Jimmy Boi, Alexia Lei.

IZ also put up Never Fall 2010 up for download too.



DOWNLOAD MP3: IZ - Never Fall 2010


IZ's websites:

http://twitter.com/66IZ
http://facebook.com/izreal66
http://myspace.com/listenizreal
http://youtube.com/iz66
http://izreal66.blogspot.com/

Friday, December 25, 2009

Singaporean Beatboxer Dharni featured on Beatbox Battle TV



Meet Dharni. He's a beatboxer from Singapore who is gaining international recognition for his beatboxing. He recently was featured on BeatBox Battle TV. Dharni began beatboxing in 2002 and eventually he created a buzz about beatboxing in Singapore busking on the streets when the art was relatively unheard of back then. Later Dharni founded the Singporean beatboxing community and helped pushed for the very first beatbox champonship in Singapore during the Black Eye Peas concert in 2005.

Here's a two-part clip of Dharni doing his beatbox set at the 2008 Beatbox Battle Convention in Berlin, Germany. In the first clip he does both the erhu at 3:20 and the guzheng at 4:20. Dharni even does that vibrato sound with the guzheng too. The guzheng is spot on!



Thursday, December 24, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL READERS OF ASIAN RAP WORLDWIDE!!



....Just a want to wish all the readers of Asian Rap Worldwide a very Merry Christmas!! I hope you all will enjoy a safe and joyous holiday season.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ma Ying-Jeou's interview with Deutsche Welle about cross-strait ties with Mainland China (in English)



Ma Ying-Jeou is an interesting fellow. As Taiwanese president elect Ma Ying-Jeou has greatly improved Taiwan and Mainland China relations to the best we have seen in the past 60 years since Taiwan has claimed independence. But there are some fears from some Taiwanese especially from the opposition party that Ma is leading Taiwan into unification with the mainland. In this interview with Deutsche Welle, you can hear straight from the Horse's mouth (Ma = 馬 which means horse, get it? lol) about his plans for cross-strait ties with the mainland.

I dunno, it just might be me, but after watching that interview, it appears to me that Ma IS open to reunification with the mainland, providing that the mainland follows some certain conditions.

Soft Lipa's "Winter Sweet" song is leaked + album cover


Soft Lipa - Winter Sweet


Soft Lipa has leaked out his Winter Sweet song. The concept album with the same name will be released on December 30th.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dumbfoundead gets in a fight during his freestyle battle!!



This is why you don't mess with Asians, cuz we all know martial arts. In this scenario though I think Dumbfoundead was the culprit here being in his opponent's face and all. Nice flying spinning kick, Dumb. Tatsumaki-Senpu kyaku!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Dumbfoundead catches up with Tantrum



Dumbfoundead catches up with Tantrum in the anniversary of their freestyle battle. Great to see two of these emcees showing mad respect for each other. Tantrum gives his thoughts about pre-written lines in freestyle battles and about Jin's upcoming battle with Dizaster and Illmaculate.

If you haven't watched the battle between Dumbfoundead and Tantrum, watch it here.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Special Christmas deal from Jug-A-Knot!!



Impak from Jug-A-Knot has a special Christmas deal for all of y'all. If you order a DVD of Work Hard Play Hard Vol. 1 you will get a second copy for FREE! This deal will last till the 31st of December, 2009. Get your copy now!

Order it at: www.jug-a-knot.com

"Confucius" Trailer (Starring Chow Yun Fat as Confucius)



There's a new Confucius movie starring Chow Yun Fat as Confucius. Chow Yun Fat? The God of Gamblers--that Chow Yun Fat? Bingo. Yep, that one. Let's hope he'll do the role justice. It is said that the movie will have some romance and kung fu in it. As for the romance, I'll let that slide because Confucius' lineage still continues to this day. I'm pretty sure that was a result of Confucius laying his sagely mack down. Otherwise, how do you explain the hundreds of thousands of people with his name? Okay as for the kung fu, WTF. I'm not really sure about that. But then again Confucius was living in pretty corrupt times... I guess he had to defend himself? LOL. But anyways, this movie looks epic and I'm definitely going to watch this one. It is scheduled to be out in early 2010.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

UPT is working on their next album



Just a lil studio session with UPT working on their next album.... trying to get that singing part right.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Jin - 711 feat. KT



From Jin's upcoming Christmas mixtape, 711 is about getting some late-night munchies. Jin's Christmas mixtape will be out in December 16 and will be available in all Hong Kong 7-11's.

Friday, December 04, 2009

J.Reyez - Passing Me By feat. Chris Jackson



J.Reyez, a Korean rapper from Hamilton, Ontario has new song out called Passing Me By featuring Chris Jackson. This is a break-up song and J.Reyez sounds really emotionally intense about it. But hey, at least he got it all out right? And that's therapeutic! Thank goodness for rap music. The YouTube video features the lyrics of Passing Me By, so feel free to read along.


DOWNLOAD MP3: J.Reyez - Passing Me By feat. Chris Jackson

CCTV's coverage of Harper's visit to Beijing



This is CCTV's summary of Harper's visit to Beijing. At 2:35 there is a summary of the relationship between Canada and China since 1970.

Trailer for "Bang Bang" (Movie starring Thai Ngo)



This is a trailer for an upcoming Asian-American gangster film called Bang Bang starring Vietnamese rapper Thai Ngo (playing as "Justin") and David Huynh (playing as "Charlie"), directed by Byron Chan. The movie will be released in the summer of 2010.

Synopsis:
Justin is a troubled teen looking for a way out of the gang life. His best friend Charlie is a rich Taiwanese kid who lives in the nice part of town. Justin runs away from home after a fight with his Mom and takes refuge at Charlie's house while Charlie's parents are away on a prolonged business trip.

The murder of a fellow gang member avalanches into a full blown war with a rival gang. Caught in the midst of teenage angst, gang life, and alienation, the two friends find themselves heading down two different paths of life."

Official website: http://www.bangbangthemovie.com/

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper gets a "scolding" from Chinese Premier Wen Jia Bao in Beijing


Stephen Harper: "Errrm... are you sure this is safe to drink?"
Wen Jia Bao: "Of course it is. It is MADE IN CHINA! Cheers!"
(Reuters)

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is currently in Beijing to thaw relations between Canada and China. Boy, was he ever surprised when he got a "scolding" (as the Canadian press put it) by Chinese Premier Wen Jia Bao. Here's what Wen Jia Bao said [via translator]:
This is your first trip to China and this is the first meeting between the Chinese premier and the Canadian prime minister in almost five years. Five years is too long a time for China-Canada relations and that is why there are comments in the media that your visit is one that should have taken place earlier.
To which Harper retorted:
...I agree with you Premier that five years is a long time. It’s also been almost five years since we’ve had yourself or President Hu in our country, and so I hope as we approach this important milestone in our relationship, the forty year anniversary, that yourself or President Hu will also have the opportunity in the not too distant future to visit Canada.

Touche. Well played Harper, NOT! Harper are you crazy? What the heck was the point in ignoring Beijing for the past 5 years? Harper should have paid a visit to Beijing long ago to establish economic ties and more business dealings with China for the well-being of Canadian citizens. 5 years as Premier Wen said, is too long! Canada needs to step up to stay ahead of the curve!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

North Korean "Defector Boxing Girl" Choi Hyun-mi (Korean Million Dollar Baby)



Choi Hyun-mi or the "defector boxer girl" as she is often called, is making big headlines in South Korea. Choi Hyun-mi is originally from North Korea and in 2004 her family made a decision to defect North Korea. Three years later after settling in Seoul in 2007, she she became the WBA featherweight boxing champion and is still the reigning champion after successfully defending it last week against Japanese challenger Tsubasa Tenku. Choi Hyun-mi is a real-deal Korean "Million Dollar Baby". I smell a movie about her life story somewhere down the road...

Check out this pic of Choi Hyun-mi punching Tsubasa Tenku. Wow! Look at that punching power and the ripple-effect it has on Tsubasa's cheeks! LOL.


Choi: "This one is for KORRRREEAAAA!!"
(Reuters)

Hmost Wanted (Hmong Hip Hip Documentary)



A teaser for an upcoming documentary called Hmost Wanted directed by Mark D about Hmong rappers in the Hmong-American hip hop scene. The teaser said "coming 2009". I'm not sure if the documentary was released yet.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Jin said the battle didn't happen because Grind Time wasn't ready!



In my last blog post about the Jin vs Dizaster battle, I thought that Jin stood Dizaster up but that was my own speculation. But in this new video, Jin clears everything up saying that he was in LA during mid-November and was ready to battle but the reason why the battle didn't happen was because Grind Time wasn't ready.

Grind Time you guys better not mess this up the second time! Make sure the Jin vs Dizaster battle will happen in the Battle Of LA!

Dizaster clowning on Jin (the Dizaster vs Jin battle hasn't happened yet!)



You guys are probably wondering, what happened to the Jin vs Dizaster battle? It was supposed to happen around mid-November in LA (which Jin stipulated). But the battle never happened!! So as you can imagine, Dizaster is choked that he got stood up by Jin so he decided to post a video of himself talking smack and clowning Jin a little bit. If you watch the video of Dizaster's silly antics, this might clue you in on Dizaster's material if or when he battles Jin. If the Jin vs Dizaster battle is ever going to happen, it just might happen around New Year's.

Thai - Long Road (live performance)



This is Thai doing a live performance of Long Road with Nick Le at the 2007 Tet Festival in San Diego.

Soft Lipa in the studio working on "Winter Sweet"



Here's a clip of Soft Lipa with saxophonist Dong Shun Wen working on a new project called Winter Sweet. The music they were working on sounds real chill. It almost sounds psychedelic in a way. Winter Sweet is scheduled to be released this coming December.

DOWNLOAD: Soft Lipa - Winter Sweet (sample)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Filipino hip hop documentary: "Lyrical Empire: Hip Hop in Metro Manila"


(Shout outs to SoulFiesta for the link!)


Here's the trailer for an upcoming documentary of the hip hop scene in Manila, Philippines called Lyrical Empire: Hip Hop in Metro Manila, directed by Mark Redondo Villegas. Some of the notable figures in the Filipino hip hop scene such as Chrizo from Turbulence Productions, MC Dash, and the 2008 World Hip Hop Dance champions the Philippine Allstars are featured in this documentary.

Commercial for XL Middleton's "Middle Class Blues"



Here's a commercial sampler for XL Middleton's Middle Class Blues. You can download the mixtape version here.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Freestyle Battle - Passda vs G Soldier



In this freestyle battle, Passda takes on G Soldier for Grind Time South, the Atlanta division. In that first round, Passda exposed G Soldier and his gun play rhymes. That was COLD!! In the second round, Passda made fun of G Soldier's appearance calling him "Slim Thug", hahaha. Passda's third round was hella weak though. As for G Soldier, his first round sounded like typical gun play, but nothing really hit. His second round was about Asian movie stereotypes which was alright... I wasn't really feelin much of that. G Soldier really stepped up in the third round and does a crazy multi rhyme which was really crazy. G Soldier wins after the 3rd round.

Personally, I would have liked to see an OT. I think the judges chose G Soldier as the winner because he had more stage presence and was spitting with fury. Poor Passda. He seems very quick-witted and he's a super funny guy, but he needs to something about his stage presence and rhyme delivery or else he'll lose again if he ever faces against another thug-like rapper.

Friday, November 20, 2009

MastaMic & Justic Family interview on ChooChooTV



Here is an interview of MastaMic and the Justice Family on ChooChooTv that was aired on November 6th, 2009. The interview is conducted all in English with MastaMic doing most of the talking for the Justice Family. In the interview, MastaMic talks about people's misconceptions about hip hop, the rise of freestyle rap in Cantonese, his response to people dissing his I love Hong Kong Girls music video, and his obsession with sneakers.

MastaMic is currently working on his mixtape so be on the lookout for it when it is released!!

Future.G - Mo Liu Mic Jo Gor feat. Hoax (Acoustic Version)



Future.G collabs with Hoax and his acoustic guitar for the acoustic version of Mo Liu Mic Jo Gor.

Listen to the original version of Mo Liu Mic Jo Gor here.

Matt Brevner - Top of the Globe (Live Performance)


Matt Brevner


I also met rapper and producer Matt Brevner (formerly known as MC-B and B Dot), at the Vancouver Asian Hip Hop Summit. Brevner is one of Vancouver's rising hip hop stars and is currently getting some spins in rotation on The Beat 94.5 FM, Vancouver's urban radio station. Brevner, who is half-Japanese, quarter Trinidadian and quarter German, was born and raised in New Westminster, British Columbia in the Metro Vancouver area.

After he finished his last song for his set at the Asian Hip Hop Summit, Brevner came and sat down with me. We were chillin and talking about the last song he performed (which was Top of the Globe, but I didn't know what was the song title at the time). Then he told me, "Yeah, chicks like that song." Hahaha, funny guy. Anyways, here's a video of Matt Brevner performing Top of the Globe live at Wild Coyote on June 12, 2009. Brevner also self-produced this song and I'm really diggin the production. Top of the Globe really grasps the feel of Vancouver's urban street culture, which is in dire need of representation. A lot of us urban youth from Vancouver have been waiting for a song like this to help put us on the map!


Matt Brevner's websites:

www.bsharppro.com

www.myspace.com/thetruemcb
www.facebook.com/brevner

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Freestyle Battle - Fredo vs Decay



Fredo takes on Decay who came all the way from Brighton, UK for Battle of the Bay 5. Decay was making jokes about Fredo's weight and Fredo took the job of homeland security while poking fun of Decay's accent and about him being from the UK. Fredo takes the win after the 3rd round.

I have feeling that the crowd was a bit biased about the battle because they reacted more towards Fredo's lines and wasn't really feeling Decay's English accent and swagger. (I wasn't either.) You gotta give props to Decay though for not going through the racist route. Decay was going through the same route as Lyraflip's battle aginst Fredo with the fat jokes but it still wasn't enough for a victory. Fredo won mainly with his American bigotry. But if you want to compare both MC's skill-wise and bar for bar in this battle, Fredo had better lines and better delivery. His victory was well deserved.

Freestyle Battle - Kid Caustic vs A-Class



Kid Caustic from Union City, California takes on A-Class for Grind Time New York. A-Class comes in with a lot of multis and had some good rebuttals but he was rapping too fast for the judges. I could barely make half of what A-Class was saying myself. Kid Caustic was coming in with Asian jokes but his punch-lines were audible so the battle was given to Kid Caustic after the 3rd round. A-Class.... homie you gotta slow down!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Freestyle Battle - Dumbfoundead vs Kid Twist



Dumbfoundead makes his debut in King of the Dot and takes on Kid Twist. This freestyle battle is full of jokes and punch-lines. The crowd was reacted to almost every line from both rappers and that was a really annoying. Dumbfoundead called Kid Twist the guy from Twilight, lol. But that wasn't enough because Kid Twist had came really prepared and won the crowd. Kid Twist wins this freestyle battle.

Homies - Welcome to the Good Life MV feat. Jin, Joe Flizzow & Gabby



Check out this new music video by called Welcome to the Good Life by Taiwanese hip hop group called Homies featuring Jin, Joe Flizzow and Gabby. Welcome to the Good Life was produced by Terry Tye Lee. I gotta say, this is nice slow-tempo song for the clubs. I like music that celebrates the finer side of life. Its refeshing to hear Jin coming out with an English verse although I don't know if he ever did any club songs before. Malaysian rapper Joe Flizzow comes in the smoothest in this one. The two Chinese rappers need to slow down on the beat though. Both of them made a good effort but there's no swagger in their raps. Their rapping sounds a bit too harsh for me to be in club music. Oh and if you guys missed it, there's a Chinese Tupac in the music video. Tupac isn't dead. He's in Taiwan!

Pic of the Chinese Tupac:

Obama bows to Japanese Emperor Akihito!


Obama: "I am greatly dishonored Emperor Akihito, for owing you so much money!"


The press is going buck wild about Obama bowing to Emperor Akihito. Make what you want of it. Some say that Obama was showing a sign of respect, others say it was totally inappropriate and it was Obama showing the weakness of the USA. But I know the truth! Obama was thanking Emeror Akihito for buying MORE US government debt. As Bloomberg reported, Japan had bought AN ADDITIONAL $105 billion dollars of US Treasuries this year, which exceeded this year's amount of US debt that China bought. Hell, if I loaned someone $105 billion dollars, they better bow before me! Hahaha.



Check out this funny video that compares the Obama-Akihito meeting with Akihito shaking hands with politicians and royalties of other nations. Notice how the other politicians and royalties did not bow?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Drunken Fists - Big Bossin' MV



Chinx and Shynobi from Drunken Fists Ent have released a music video of Big Bossin' off the Open Bar Drinks on Us mixtape. When I heard first heard Big Bossin' I thought that Shynobi was black because of the way he enunciates his words. But after watching the music video it clear to me that he's actually Chinese. Lol, silly me. Cool MV though. Shout outs to Drunken Fists Ent!!

Doc Whispher - Negativity MV



Doc Whisper from Fullerton, California tells the story of negative people in his new music video called Negativity. This song is from Doc Whisper's Learn the Hard Way album.

LMF's new song "揸緊中指" and The Wild Lazy Tour



The Hong Kong rap-rock band LMF is back and they have released a new track called 揸緊中指. They are also planning a concert tour called The Wild Lazy Tour with a concert in Singapore on December 6th and a concert in Hong Kong on January 2, 2010.

All the original members of LMF will be part of the tour

MC Yan (vocal)
Kit (vocal)
Phat (vocal)
Wah (vocal)

DJ Tommy (turntable)
Davy (producer and guitar)
Prodip((Bass/guitar and artwork/design)
Jimmy (bass guitar)
kevin(drums)

The Chinese Capitalizing on Obama's visit



China is definitely no stranger to wacky marketing. As shown on Reuters, the Chinese are capitalizing on Obama's visit to China next week. An artist from Beijing has made a bronze effigy modeled after an issue of Time Magazine where Obama was on the front cover. This bronze effigy can be lit up to symbolize "Obama on fire" (in the good way). WTF. A hairdresser is shown advertising crew cuts as "Obama haircuts". And get this. In the boutiques they have a logo with Obama wearing Mao's cap and they call it "Oba Mao". Lol, that's a good one. After all, Obama has been pulling some textbook socialist moves since he got into power.

More of Oba Mao:





Monday, November 09, 2009

The Star-Spangled Banner in sung Chinese



Hahahaha! This guy has lost his marbles! But you gotta give him props for doing an excellent translation of The Star-Spangled Banner. The anthem has such a different feel when it's being sung in Chinese though....

Saturday, November 07, 2009

MC Hotdog eats up his own words!!



Does anyone remember MC Hotdog's 韩流来袭 (Korean Wave Invasion) song where he was dissing Taiwanese pop singers and their corny love songs? Surprise, surprise. MC Hotdog's in one now. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! MC Hotdog must have fell off his tree and lost his mind. This song is sad sack of shit. I can't even fathom why he even agreed to be featured in this song.

What's the difference between Christine Fan Wei Qi and Yuki Hsu or A-mei or Coco Lee (who he dissing in 韩流来袭)? They all sound the same to me. They just sing love songs and maybe they like to make cute little poses once in a while. Don't tell me that Christine Fan Wei Qi's music is "realer" than Yuki Hsu or A-mei. Aww, give me a break!! Don't tell me that this song 1到10=我和你 (1 to 10=Me And You) has depth to it. It has NONE. There's no feel to it, no soul and no depth it AT ALL. It just sounds like it was meant for little kids or for Sesame Street. Anyways, I'm very disappointed in MC Hotdog for being in this shitty song and contradicting his message of bringing "real music" to Taiwan.

Here's further proof of how dumb this song is. Here's a clip of the singer, Christine Fan Wei Qi wearing a funky skirt and performing 1到10=我和你 for the oompa loompas behind her. LOL at the oopma loompa bouncing up and down in the far right.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

GrooveWar Interviews Soft Lipa (in Chinese)



GrooveWar catches up with Soft Lipa for an interview. This interview is all in Chinese.

Part II: This segment follows Soft Lipa browsing in a CD and DVD retail store where they are selling his debut album 收斂水 (Lotion). Later, he goes to grab some snacks at the night market.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Video footage of Kensho Kuma performing in Tokyo, Japan



Here's video footage of Kensho Kuma performing live in Japan with Anom Flux back in July 2009. Most of the video footage is from Kensho's in-store performance inside Wenod Records in Ebisu, Tokyo. The remaining footage is Kensho doing a live concert in Club Game in Shibuya.

When you watch his performance, you can tell right off the bat that Kensho is very passionate about hip hop!!

Hong Kong uncle bumps into the busts of unsuspecting women on the streets



There's a pervert on the loose in the streets of Hong Kong known as the "chest-hitting uncle". What this chest-hitting uncle does is that he bumps into unsuspecting women with his shoulder and elbow, specifically targeting their bust area. The uncle does this very nonchalantly making look like he bumped into them by accident. Yes, because you can feel SOOO much with your shoulder and elbow.

The video footage you see above is from OnTV, showing how he bumps into the unsuspecting women. The camera guy was literally tailgating the perverted uncle and the uncle didn't even notice one bit. Smile! You're on candid camera!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Freaky Booth in McDonald's



I took this picture while sitting in a booth in McDonald's. Neat huh?

Friday, October 30, 2009

Freestyle Battle - TheSaurus vs Illmaculate



From Battle of the Bay 5, this is the battle of TheSaurus taking on Illmaculate. This was a really heated battle since both these rappers know each other very well personally, lyrically and they were also rhyme partners that won the World Rap Championships together. In this battle TheSaurus was going for the short jokes and Illmaculate was going for jokes about TheSaurus' rap career. The battle was so heated that at the end of the third round, the crowd was asking for OT. After the OT, Illmaculate was declared the winner.

FYI: This is the same Illmaculate that Jin called out to battle. As you can see, Illmaculate is no joke and he's a lyrical force to be reckoned with. Personally, I'm really eager to see him and Jin battle this mid November, if/when it happens.

Chinx is the winner of the 50Mics New York Tournament!


50Mics New York Tournament winner Chinx


I just got word from Chinx that he has won the 50Mics Tournament in New York, sponsored by The Source Magazine and Digiwaxx! The 50mics Tournament is a nationwide search in the United States for the best independent hip hop talent. For all the artists that were qualified for the 50 Mics Tournament, they performed in front of a live audience and were then critiqued by the judges. And of course, the judges chose Chinx as the winner for the tournament.

From a facebook message from Chinx:
nyc was crazy bro.. we went there, did our set and ppl loved it. we won the whole competition
The tournament was also filmed by MTV and when I get a hold the footage, I'll definitely be posting the videos up! Big ups to Chinx for holdin it down and representing the movement!!! Chinx is making some major moves!! Y'all better watch out for this kid!!

If you guys haven't yet downloaded the latest mixtape from the Drunken Fists crew yet, by all means, download the Open Bar Drinks On Us mixtape here.

50Mics Tournament Poster:


Jin's clarification about the upcoming Jin vs Dizaster battle



Jin says if the battle with Dizaster is about to happen, it would have to be on November 16th or 17th. That's when he will be in LA and then after he will be flying back to Hong Kong.

GRIND TIME.....Y'ALL BETTER MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jin accept's Dizaster's challenge in a freestyle battle AND wants to battle Illmaculate on the same day!


(shoutouts to a-Tunes for the heads up on this!)


BIG NEWS! Jin has just accepted Dizaster's challenge to a FREESTYLE BATTLE! He will battle Dizaster on 3 conditions:

#1 The battle is to be held in LA (he is scheduled to be there in mid November)
#2 Unlimited time rounds
#3 He gets to battle Illmaculate on the same day.

Dizaster calling out Jin:



Dizaster ain't no walk in the park. He has made quite a name for himself in the Grind Time freestyle battle league. Furthermore, Jin wants to battle Illmaculate too? Both Dizaster and Illmaculate are MONSTERS when it comes to battling. To top that off, the freestyle battle game has drastically changed since Jin has left the freestyle battle circuit. Since the blowing up of Grind Time, freestyle battles now are more "writtens" rather than actual freestyles. So I don't really know how Jin would fare against these "new school" battle veterans. Whatever the case maybe, I can't wait for Jin to make his comeback!!

DS455 - Tha DPG With Tha DSC feat Daz Dillinger (Japanese G-Funk)



From DS455's latest album released in the summer of 2009 celebrating their 20th anniversary called Check Tha Number, here is a collabo track they did with Daz Dillinger from DPG called Tha DPG With Tha DSC.

DS455 a.k.a DSC (Dubstar Clique) a.ka. Baysside Ridaz is a Japanese hip hop group from Yokohama consisting of DJ PMX who produces G-funk beats and Kayzabro, who raps over the beats. They have been active in the Japanese hip hop scene since 1989.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mainland Chinese commercial: God's Hand Bra (makes your boobs look bigger)



Check out this trashy assed "in your face" commercial from Mainland China that's advertising a new bra called God's Hand that makes breasts look bigger. By the power of God's Hand bra (lol at the name...) it can make B cups turn into C cups or even D cups. How does it work you ask? The bra has buttons on on the front. When you press the buttons, it MAGICALLY inflates the magical padding inside the bra....

The girls in the video are quite something aren't they? Hell yeah! All of em look smokin hot and they all have a ho-ish kinda look to them. It's really refreshing to see Chinese girls "packaging" themselves like this instead of the typical big-eyed and child-like kind of look that most Chinese girls try to pull off.

Rookadamus' letter from prison


Rookadamus


As reported on a-Tunes, one of Rook's hand-written letters dated September 26, 2009, was recently posted on his MySpace page. Rook wrote the letter from a prison in Golden, Colorado, where he is still currently serving time. For a guy that raps about the grimey street life, Rook's hand printing surprisingly super neat and tidy.

The letter:


Rookadamus' letter from prison
(click to enlarge)


Rook's music video, All I Know:



You can write to Rook at:

Cyril Kim
PO Box 16700
Golden, CO 80402-6700

*Photographs may be received in personal correspondence or package. No Polaroids. Only 3 photos at a time.

*The jail will no longer accept books or magazines by mail

Tablo and Kang Hye Jung are officially married!


Tablo with Kang Hye Jung


Tablo from Epik High and actress Kang Hye Jung has officially tied the knot and are now officially husband and wife. They wedded yesterday in a private ceremony with family and friends. The newlywed couple are currently in Europe for their Honeymoon and are expecting a baby in the next year. I wish them all the happiness in the world and a love to last a lifetime!!

To celebrate this joyous occasion, Tablo has just released a free song for download called Love 16 for all his fans.

DOWNLOAD: Tablo - Love 16


In related Epik High news.....

Epik High has released a follow-up music video for 트로트 + High Technology. This music video is part 2 of their parody of the Korean movie The Host.


Friday, October 23, 2009

Dumbfoundead - She Don't Care (Acoustic Version)



Here's a clip of Dumbfoundead doing a live performance of She Don't Care to Vince Gyre's acoustic guitar at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Fransisco. Don't they kinda remind you of buskers when they are performing under that bright yellow light? =))

LADdoubleE, AS & Wizdom - R.O.M. (Pinoy rap from Germany)



Check out this song by LADdoubleE, AS & Wizdom from Gütersloh, Germany called R.O.M. which is an abreviation of "rap ohne mich" (rap without me). This song was produced by Wizdom.

From an email from Wizdom:
Rap ohne mich means "Rap without me".
We are spittin about, what Rap would be without us.

For example, the 2nd rapper (AS) is spittin the line

"Rap ohne mich ist wie X-Men ohne Wolverine"
translated "Rap without me is like X-Men without Wolverine"...

ok...

holla

Wizdom

Prince Supreme - Dirty Game MV (Khmer Rap)


Prince Supreme - Legacy


Dirty Game is a street single from Prince Supreme's album Legacy, released in 2008. The song is about life on the streets.

Prince Supreme is a Khmer rapper born on January 28th, 1979. His family left Cambodia in 1981 to escape the Vietnam war and eventually they landed in the East Coast of the United States. Prince Supreme was raised in Rhode Island and grew up playing basketball.

Prince Supreme's MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/PROVSUPREME


Dirty Game music video:

Triangle Offense - TGIF


Triangle Offense - TGIF


Triangle Offense (a rap trio from Jersey City, New Jersey consisting of Adonis, Sci and Finesse) has released a new single called TGIF. This track will be on their upcoming mixtape called The Courting.

Description (from the Triangle Offense blog):
TGIF is a ode to what’s “fresh” to us. Being “fresh” isn’t about having certain types or brands of clothing. It’s about self-confidence. It’s about self-awareness – knowing how great you are and acknowledging yourself. We all need to take time to do that. It’s healthy! I remember being young and listening to Michael Jackson. I would lip-sync his songs and copy his dances in the mirror and it made me feel like I was THE KING. [I specifically remember listening and dancing to "Bad" + "Smooth Criminal" and feeling like I was the shit!] I want to be able to give someone that same feeling. I want them to play this song while getting dressed to go out with their friends. Pick out your outfit to this. Look into the mirror and confidently sing along, “Thank God I’m Fresh!” No matter who you are, where you are, or where you’re from…don’t let anyone dictate what “fresh” is. Being “fresh” is what you make it. Be who you are. Individuality is what gives color to life. Thank God for THAT.


DOWNLOAD: Triangle Offense - TGIF

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Work Hard Play Hard Vol.1 [OFFICIAL TRAILER]



The FIRST EVER Asian-American street hip hop DVD Hard Play Hard Vol. 1 featuring 450 Gang, Jimmy Boi, Gumby aka Pryce, and GookstaZ will be droppin Nov. 3, 2009. Make sure you copp that!!

Order Hard Play Hard Vol. 1 from:

www.jug-a-knot.com
www.myspace.com/impak704

BoA - Bump Bump! feat Verbal MV


BoA - Bump Bump! feat Verbal


BoA hooked up with Verbal again for her latest Japanese single called Bump Bump!. I'm diggin this cut! And the music video is awesome. It has a a real organic feel to it. I thought at first that the music video was going into a Black Eyed Peas kind of direction, but no... its quite Jpop-ish actually. BoA is also sporting a new haircut. A short-haired BoA? I thought I'd never see the day. I like the new look though. Its fresh. And Verbal never ceases to amaze me. He always seems to wear the most outrageous and flamboyant gear and still looks fly. Verbal's fashion-sense is literally out of this world. He really, really reminds me of a Japanese Shock-G (from Digital Underground). Shock-G also wore some really funky gear back in the Digital Underground days.

If the instrumental sounds familiar to you...that's because Bump Bump! samples the very same Soul Power '74 by Maceo & The Macks, as Jennifer Lopez's 2005 smash-hit: Get Right.

Bump Bump! music video:



Soul Power '74 by Maceo & The Macks (the song that Bump Bump! sampled):

Asian Hip Hop Sumit - North American Tour 2009


Asian Hip Hop Sumit - North American Tour 2009
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A bit late on this..... but then again better late than never! YOURS TRULY might slide through to check out the Vancouver concert this Saturday, October 24th! Check for the date when the Asian Hip Hop Summit tour comes to a city near you!


Asian Hip Hop Summit in Vancouver

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

50 Cent doubts he'll ever work with Game



In this this interview clip, 50 Cent says he doubts he'll ever work with Game...

50 also says that in beginning of Game's career, Game tried to start a beef with Jay-Z when his debut album, The Documentary was just launched.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dumbfoundead Collabo Contest (for 18 and under)



Dumbfoundead has a contest for all you young aspiring rappers (18 and under) to have a chance to collaborate with him on an original beat by Tripmaster Monk. The deadline for submission is November 20, 2009. If you ever wanted to collab with Dumbfoundead and get him on your next mixtape or upcoming album, here's your chance!
Contest

1. Download the instrumental from the link above
2. Record your original song to the track
3. Submit your track to funwithdumb@gmail.com

Rules

1. Participants MUST be 18 or UNDER
2. All submissions must be in by November 20, 2009
3. Be creative (Don't be afraid to think! - Creative Concept)

Prize

1. Contestant wins TripMaster Monk's beat
2. Dumbfoundead will collaborate, on the winning song.


DOWNLOAD (THE INSTRUMENTAL): alright is everthing.wav

Monday, October 19, 2009

Asian Babe - Elise Estrada



Elise Estrada is Canada's newest pop sensation that has been churning out hit singles in the Canadian music charts for quite some time now. She is from Filipino descent and is from Vancouver, British Columbia (my hometown yay!).

Here's her debut hit single called Insatiable, which was released in the summer of 2007. The music video of Insatiable is about a stalker of hers. The funny thing about this music video is that in the opening when the stalker calls her and just breathes heavily, she hangs up and then breaks into a dance.



Poison is a more recent hit from Elise Estrada. This song was released in the summer of 2009. In this music video, Elise shows her naughty and wild side. There's even a scene of her dancing around in dominatrix costume. I think this song is about her trying to break out from her strict Catholic high school upbringing... :D

Dumbfoundead chillin with Timothy DelaGhetto (Traphik)



Here's a clip of Dumbfoundead doing a lightweight interview with Timothy DelaGhetto (Traphik) in his family's Thai restaurant in Long Beach, California

Smells like a Dumbfoundead and Traphik collaboration brewing up!!

Far East Movement - Animal (Cyberpunkers Remix)


(shout out to a-tunes for the link!)


GET YOUR GLOWSTICKS OUT!!! This is the official remix of the Far East Movement's Animal done by Italian elctro music producers Cyberpunkers. This track will be in the Far East Movement's upcoming mixtape called PARTY ANIMAL that will be released on November 5th.

Soft Lipa - 收斂水 (Lotion) MV



This is Soft Lipa's latest music video for 收斂水 (Lotion).

Thaitanium - "No Stoppin Us" Feat. Blahzay Blahzay & Lil Fame (from M.O.P.) MV


Thaitanium with Blahzay Blahzay and Lil Fame


Thaitanium has released a new music video out featuring Brooklyn rappers Blahzay Blahzay and Lil Fame (from M.O.P.) for their new single called No Stoppin Us. This track which samples classical Chinese orchestra music (I can hear the Bamboo flutes), was produced by KON (Knowledge Over Nonsense). No Stoppin Us is the first single off Thaitanium's upcoming album Still Resisting which will be released on November 3oth.

Press Release:
Thaitanium the dynamic trio has their eyes set on spreading the essence of good music once again throughout Asia and worldwide. Thaitanium has been in the studio this year congering up a brand new collection of classic tracks on their new album entitled "Still Resisting" set to release on November 30th. To introduce the album Thaitay linked up with long time friend and mentor Blahzay Blahzay alongside "The Firing Squad" Lil Fame from M.O.P. to drop the first single on the album. "No Stoppin Us" this street joint takes the group back to their roots in Brooklyn, Ny. the borough in which they recorded all of their 4 Lp's to date and were they call home. The music video was directed by Nick Barbieri of Myfake Productions and was shot in Brooklyn and Manhattan with feature appearances by Strictly Live artist Juganot, Mike Frank151, and of course Blahzay and Lil Fame. With East New York and Bangkok behind them Thaitaniuim is sure to take the world by storm in 2010!

DOWNLOAD MP3: Thaitanium - No Stoppin Us Feat. Blahzay Blahzay & Lil Fame (from M.O.P.)

Music Video (shot in Brookyln & Mahattan):



The studio sessions with KON:


Chinx and J.Reyez freestyle to krNfx's beatbox



Here's a lil freestyle session with Chinx and J.Reyez over krNfx's beatbox. Shout outs to the T Dot!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hot Korean Girl With Hairy Armpits (FUNNY VIDEO!!!)



This is a funny prank pulled on someone in what looks like a (blind?) date. The girl is super cute but has really hairy armpits.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Drunken Fists - Open Bar Drinks on Us


Drunken Fists - Open Bar Drinks on Us front


Drunken Fists - Open Bar Drinks on Us back


Drunken Fists (Chinx's label) has a released a compilation mixtape out called Open Bar Drinks on Us.

About Chinx (from his MySpace page):

Entertainment label Drunken Fists has influenced the urban world through music by giving independent artists an outlet to showcase their talents. Drunken Fists recording artist “C.H.I.N.X” is the product of the labels’ success. Although taking on the responsibility in directing the Drunken Fists movement, music is his real passion. Being an Asian artist in an urban market has been both his biggest advantage and disadvantage. In his own words, C.H.I.N.X wants to be “the face of his race” leading by example for us that nothing is impossible. The artist's very own name reflects his culture and background. C.H.I.N.X is an acronym for Chinese History Is Now Explained. His inspiration for music comes from his experiences’ as an Asian artist. C.H.I.N.X’s music is a representation of life, giving all listeners a something they can relate too.

The artist known today as C.H.I.N.X is far from the boy who started out freestyling and battling classmates through the school hallways. After meeting producer Big Smouse in 2001, C.H.I.N.X recorded his first track at the age of 16. As time went on, he found himself entering into various local MC battles and talent showcases. He realized that music was something he could pursue after winning first place at many of these events. By 2006, C.H.I.N.X had a large buzz with the completion of two mixtapes’ with his Drunken Fists family. It wasn’t until he travelled to Chicago, where he learned that there is more to music then music itself. After learning the business side of the industry C.H.I.N.X returned home to Toronto and really began to apply his knowledge towards the Drunken Fists movement. Upon his return, C.H.I.N.X teamed up with label mate Prestege and released their first album. The company’s rookie album “Road to Stardom” released March 2008, included all star appearances such as Lindo P, Moka Only and Glasses Malone of Cash Money Records. After thousands of units sold internationally, it is evident that C.H.I.N.X and the Drunken Fists team are truly on the road to stardom. But every artist knows that there is never enough to be accomplished.

Currently, C.H.I.N.X manages two studios used by the Drunken Fists team and various aspiring artists in Toronto. He also produces and writes music for a number of R&B artists in Canada. Among many other accomplishments, C.H.I.N.X has been crowned champion in plenty of battles, sold thousands of units internationally, completed two music videos, performed in hundreds of clubs and venues all over North America. In 2009, C.H.I.N.X is focussed for his debut solo release titled “All In”, which stands for everything he has put into his music work. With smashing street singles like “Keep it Movin” featuring Toronto’s own Renny Holladae and radio hits like “Eye Candy”, C.H.I.N.X is taking urban music to a level and sound it has never experienced.

DOWNLOAD: Drunken Fists - Open Bar Drinks on Us


Track Listing:

01 Drunken Fists - Take Advice (Produced by Big Smouse)
02 Drunken Fists - Fortified Fists (Produced by Big Smouse)
03 Drunken Fists - S.O.S. (Same Old Samething) (Produced by Vocab)
04 Drunken Fists - Love 4 Me (Produced by Suave)
05 Drunken Fists - Rock Steady (Produced by Rajeev Bling)
06 Drunken Fists - Life (Produced by Keeno)
07 Drunken Fists - Million Dolla Dream (Produced by Curt B)
08 Drunken Fists - Gotta Get It (Produced by Big Smouse)
09 Drunken Fists - Midnight Movements (Produced by Amir)
10 Drunken Fists - Party On and On (Produced by Amir)
11 Drunken Fists - Jamacian Rum (Produced by Omar)
12 Drunken Fists - All in the Game (Produced by Big Smouse)
13 Drunken Fists - It's Our Time (Produced by Suave)
14 Drunken Fists - Art of War (Produced by Badroc)
15 Drunken Fists - Big Bossin' (Produced by Amir)
16 Drunken Fists - Come Around (Produced by Suave)
17 Drunken Fists - La Familia (Produced by Amir)

Work Hard Play Hard Vol. 1 Mixtape


Work Hard Play Hard Vol. 1 Mixtape


Impak asked me to share this mixtape with you guys... so here it is!

This is the Work Hard Play Hard Vol. 1 promotional compilation mixtape featuring music from Jimmy Boi, Gumby aka Pryce, GookstaZ and 450 Gang.


DOWNLOAD: Work Hard Play Hard Vol 1 Mixtape

Track Listing:

01 Jimmy Boi - Other Shit
02 450 Gang - INTRO TRAFFICING
03 Gookstaz - 8th in the Glove Case
04 Gumby feat. Bird Throw Yo Hood Up
05 JimmyBoi feat. T-Dub L2H Thang Remix
06 P.G. - Game Over
07 450 - Raw Dawg
08 Gumby - I Am Da Streets
09 Gookstaz - Only Thing
10 GookstaZ - Lovin Dat Taste ft.Nini
11 JimmyBoi - PILL FLIPPA
12 Gumby - Rock Radio
13 GookstaZ - Just the Way It Iz ft. Cashiz Raye
14 Jimmy Boi - Better days