The DJ

MPC 1000 Beat Making – King I Divine – The Come Up

Being someone who’s made beats in the past ( I still do it every once in a while for my blog), I’ve watched YouTube videos of other “beatmakers'”. I’ve watched this dude almost as much as I’ve watched J Dilla videos ( I love J Dilla aka Jay Dee). anyway, this dude makes heat. It finally hit me …share some of his HEAT!! So:

The MC

 

STASH VS XCEL PROVING GROUNDS (URL)

 

 

Big shout to the URL and SMACK..showing you some love!

 

Ever since the last issue, I’ve been getting mad love and promotion from Joe Parker and Benji Frank$ (Thanks, my dudes)..So, I’m gonna continue with some follow up material from the two of them.

Joey Parker sent me a video/audio piece that you can check out here

..and Benji Frank sent me this:

Benji Frank$ – Keep It Real

 

 

I’ve been following this series. I like what 50 cent is doing with this.Check it out:

16orBetter Ep. 28 – Ray Millz, Ron Dreamz, Worldarama, A-Shore

 

 

 

The B Boy/Girl

Breakdance Battle – Chelles Battle Pro 2014 Final

 

 

 

Graf

IN & OUT- FULL Graffiti Movie

 

 

 

Mixtape to check out:

 

 

I just want to take this time to give a big shout to ALL MCs and Producers who hit me up at Twitter… you’re all giving me an idea to fulfill a need.

….stay tuned…

InkyMann:

My man, Crazy Legs!!! Rocksteady!!

Originally posted on AllHipHop.com:

(AllHipHop News) Crazy Legs has stories no one . In PART TWO of our EXCLUSIVE interview with the epochal B-Boy Crazy Legs, he breaks down the dangers taking the B-Boy culture back to its earlier days, dancing for Queen Elizabeth at the age of 17 and more.

Back in 1983, Rock Steady Crew released their first single, “(Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew”, which subsequently entered the top 10 charts in a variety of European countries. After being a B-Boy for only six years and a member of the Rock Steady Crew for four, Crazy Legs and his Rock Steady partners were invited by Queen Elizabeth II herself to perform in London. According to Crazy Legs, he had other interests in the Queen when he first met her:

We were more interested in what we saw in each other, because we weren’t sure if the crowd knew what the hell we…

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InkyMann:

I thought YOU might want to know about this…

Originally posted on AllHipHop.com:

This story was originally published on MommyNoire.com. Click here for more topics around this issue.

Parents are going to have to come to terms with the state of affairs with Black youth and the police. In the words of Charles Dutton in 1993’s Menace II Society: “The hunt is on and you’re the prey.” In just a couple of months, we’ve seen several high-profile cases involving overaggressive police who are abusing their tax-payer given jobs. Unarmed men like Eric Garner, Mike Brown and – earlier this week – Ezell Ford were killed at the hands or guns–of police. 
The police are out here and it feels like its open season on us. What’s scarier is that we are (seemingly) powerless to do anything. The truth couldn’t be further from reality.

Here what you CAN do.

1. Educate your kids, friends, family – and yourself.


Black men/boys and Black…

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The MC

Benji Frank$

Benji Frank$ for UDHH blog

Benji Frank$

 

https://soundcloud.com/benji-frank/sets/now-or-never-6  

 

UDHH: How long have you been in this game?

BF: I have been in the game of hip hop since the 3rd grade  ..I  fell in love with my Walkman and 1 cassette tape of random  hip hop artists  that I got from my  brother. From that point on I have been a student of the game from LL Cool  J TO Coolio  FROM Nas TO Mos Def  YOU NAME IT.. I personally have writing rhymes and classy flows for my self since the 5th grade….

UDHH: Who are your mentors in this?

BF: Some of my mentors in the game I studied hard on are .. LL COOL J.. BIGGIE SMALLS ,BIG L ,EMINEM, SLICK RICK, RUN DMC ,CANNIBUSm NAS ,SOLOMON BOOKS, QUEEN LATIFAH

UDHH: How did you get started?

BF: The way I got started with hip hop .. I just moved to Hawaii with my mother and lil’ brother from Hawaii to California. My mother and father just split up so it was a new scene.. month after being in Cali  my older brother followed and was already flirting with the MC life. Watching him bounce rhymes off the top of his head with crazy rhyme schemes, similes  and metaphors officially made  me feel  like I had a purpose  for this hip hop life.

UDHH: How does one make money in the rap game? What do you do?

BF:How does one make money .. I feel, first and foremost, having a common connection with a fan base and having a unique sound, a unique style and flavor  allows the artist to connect to the viewers and fans  to become a house hold brand. In this Era ,the Internet allows your fan base a click of a button  to access your every move,song, and  performance  world wide.Being connected to our electronic devices allows instant access to download ringtones or book shows  etc.  I personally have developed   websites  and have hands on experience with spreading my music through various companies such as ITunes, Amazon, cdbaby.com ,Facebook, Soundcloud.com and Reverbnation. My biggest break was actually in 2004-2005  when I first developed my  MySpace music page  and was able to grasp over a  million views and downloads. Now I’m accepting payments for beats that I have made and  shows I have performed, as well

UDHH: Do you represent a clan/clique/group? If so, who?

BF:I go by the name of BENJI FRANK$.  I AM A MEMBER OF A GROUP CALLED FAMILY BUSINESS  A GROUP I CREATED WITH MY BROTHER GROWING UP  IN THE CITY OF MURRIETA, CALIFORNIA .WE FOUNDED THIS GROUP  IN THE BACK OF MY 2ND MOTHER’S  POOL HOUSE AS A YOUNGSTER AND IT GREW IN TO A LIFE OF  BROTHER HOOD. ALSO, I AM ONE OF MANY MEMBERS OF THE WEST COAST FAMILY CLIQUE  BLOCK ROYAL WEST & LOOTERS FAMILY . BLOCK ROYAL IS A HUGE  TEAM AND FAMILY DEVOLOPED ON THE EAST AND WEST COAST .  My partners and mentors are BIG ACE  FROM BIG FISH ENTERTAINMENT .. AND ALSO MY BROTHER AND FRIEND  BIG CITRIC  FROM LOOTERS FAMILY

UDHH: What do you represent as an artist?

BF:  I represent the every day struggle/grind/hustle/strength.. a real story of a talented kid  going through life with a fighting  chance trying to improve the growth of his family tree . With heart felt words and emotional  innovation . Anything can and will happen if you put your mind to it and dig deep. I represent a person on the rise every day with a reqular job .. regular problems,  real family issues, real family issues of ups and downs  and going against the odds to push harder to be the best me I can be

UDHH: Who are you listening to these days?

BF: I still love BIG L. HIS FLOW AND RHYMES ARE, BY FAR, THE FRESHEST.  BIGGIE SMALLS, DRAKE, NAS ..  BUSTA.. BARRY WHITE .EMINEM. DR DRE, SNOOP DOG, PUEBLO CAFE, J.COLE, ACE HOOD, BONE THUGS .. DIZZY WRIGHT,  TY $ NIPSEY HUSSEL JAY Z,  G MONEY,  CADILLAC FREEZE..

UDHH: This site is about all 4 elements in Hip Hop (MC, DJ, Graffiti and Bboy/Girl).What element(s) have you been involved with? 

BF: Growing up I loved wearing my hip hop gear…. that had all four elements  as music being my biggest. I loved to spit bars and rhymes all day and also DJ … Make beats, spinning tables.. as well as  graffiti ..I use to  be heavy at one point in life  with the art and led a secretive life of a graffiti artist blasting  murals of unique flavors… and styles ..

UDHH:Who are the artists you look forward to working with, if any?

BF: Artist I would’ve wanted  work with are Biggie and Big L.. I would work with Snoop,DRAKE,  Jay Z,Andre 3000, Eminem, Chris Brown ,J. Cole, NIPSEY Hussel, Ludacris Big Sean, Kanye West,Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys,Ryan Leslie, and Ty$ 

UDHH: What influences/inspires your music?

BF:God, first and foremost. My kids,my girl, both of my Moms, my Dad, all my nieces and nephews, Sisters and Brothers. Being a cancer survvior . Being the glue for my family, the voice for my generation and my daily grind.I inspire  to make sure we have and don’t  go with out.That  is the main thing  I look for, when I jot down my real life story.A common stranger can tell the passion behind my words

UDHH: Where can we find you/ your music? 

BF:You can find my music at facebook.com (BENJIFRANK), SOUNDCLOUD.COM/BENJI – FRANK, TWITTER. COM/YABOYBENJI, Itunes.com (benji frank) and  Instagram:yaboyfrankzz

UDHH: Where did you get that name?

BF:I got my name BENJI FRANK$  from Benjamin Franklin. I wanted to bring  the game  innovation, a new face also a  breathe of  fresh air  with style, suave and creativity

UDHH: What’s the Las Vegas scene like?

BF: Las Vegas scene is the city of opportunities. Not too many artist actually blow up here. Right now,  I feel it is looking for a hero 

UDHH: You have a clothing line, I understand. Tell us about it. 

BF: I am in phase  one of a clothing line by the NAME OF Y.OGY (YOUNG OG’S YEOMPIN). REPPIN’ A YOUNGSTER  GOING HARD WHETHER IT BE  IN SPORTS OR BOOKS SMART   . I HAVE A BRANCH OFF CLOTHING FROM  A CLOTHING BY THE NAME OF  JUS KARAMA LOCATED IN MY HOME LAND OF HAWA’II.

UDHH: Who have you worked with?

BF:   Mr ROCKY ROCK , CADILLAC FREEZE , G DOLLAZ, MOS DEF, TALIB KWELI..PUEBLO CAFE,   GO GETTAZ, SOLOMON BOOKS ,JX., TEFLON DON FROM GMF, DR.THROWBACK, KAAO. SUDDEN RUSH FROM HAWA’II and BIGGADAMAC 

UDHH: Who would you like to work with?

BF:I am open to working with any and every artist that wants to build  a strong foundation of hip hop or music overall if I had to. Choosing one rapper it would have to be –  Big L

UDHH: Any shout outs?

BF: I would like to give God praise and thanks and shout out my family, my kids, my girl, my mom and dad, my friends, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, Calvin Langley, Big Ace, Big Citrus, Block Royal Family, my uncles, Caddilac Freeze, Madsthehated and my family biz team.

 

Thank you Benji Franks! 

..and now..

The DJ

DJ PUCUY The Winner Of Pionner Digital DJ Battle ASIA 2012 @RUMUSDJSCHOOL

This is on a whole new level of DJing…to me…Enjoy!

The B Boy/Girl

WGN 2014: Pebbles vs. Frizzy Fro

Graf

Graff sur mur mtn 94 // 2014 Graffiti wall bombing session PSYM [HD1080]

 

Let me throw in a mixtape for you to check out..

Hip Hop TXL Vol 46

 

InkyMann:

I was JUST rocking a song by her minutes ago…”Ready”…

Originally posted on AllHipHop.com:

(AllHipHop News) At one point Sara Stokes was perhaps best well-known for having to walk from Manhattan to Brooklyn with her fellow Da Band members to buy cheesecake for Diddy. In recent years, the singer has made more waves because of ongoing spats with her husband Tony.

[ALSO READ: Former Destiny’s Child Member Arrested For Disorderly Conduct]

According to TMZ, the latest fight in the Stokes household resulted in Sara being arrested again. The site reports Stokes was taken into police custody on July 21 for domestic violence. Apparently, she was drunk at the time and got into a fierce fight with her husband.

Stokes is currently on probation for a previous incident where she stabbed Tony. She pleaded out in that case, but the latest arrest was a violation of her probation. She reportedly was sentenced to 93 days in jail because of the infraction.

The six-person group, Da Band, was formed by Sean…

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The MC

Joe Parker

MC Joe Parker

I first seen this brother on a video of Sway In The Morning.I liked his flow and he brought me back to my favorite time in Hip Hop music..The Golden Era…the 90s.No that he has an old school flow (Hell Naw!)..it was the creativity.I put the link to the show up on Twitter.He retweeted.He also “favorited” the tweet. In my mind, I had to make a move…Good move.I was able to just ask him for an interview and it took no time at all..he was ready!!!

So..without further ado, I introduce to you - Joe Parker

UDHH: I watched a video you did from 2 years ago with Squeegie – O.What is Sci_Fi_Lyfe?

Joe Parker:

 Aside from being the name of our collective, its a lifestyle. Its for anyone that chooses to live outside the box that society wants you to stay stuck in. That style that the normal world looks at with that judgemental eye. We r the new rebels.

UDHH: How long you been in this game?

Joe Parker:

 i’ve been rapping since i was about 13. My first time in a studio was about 16. Lol i can still remember some of the first verse i wrote its was fuckin terrible. But as far as becoming a creator in a professional level i think i took that step when i was about 22.

 

UDHH: Who are your mentors in this?

Joe Parker:

 To be honest i never had a mentor. I look at everyone else as competition before i look up to anyone. Every move me and my sci fi lyfe brothers have made we worked hard to get where we are going all by ourselves so i never really had the luxury of a mentor. 

UDHH: How did you get started?

Joe Parker:

I started off killing rappers in cyphers at my school and other high schools in my city made a name for myself which led to alot of nighclubs booking me to host events or battle mcs at their events. Hooked up wit dipset a while back dropped a mixtape hosted by freekey zeeky had some features from other dipset artists. So that was my first step into this game. Made me realize i can hang with the “heavy hitters” in the game at te time. Everything after that  led up to what you getting now. Dope bars from a seasoned lyricist 

 

UDHH: How does one make money in the rap game? What do you do?

Joe Parker:

Honestly theres no money in music sales these days everyone downloads shit for free. It doesnt even benifit you to sign to a major label unless your following is crazy. All your sales are made through touring and merch. Which is why we got in the clothing game early.

UDHH: Do you represent a clan/clique/group? If so, who?

Joe Parker:

Only thing we represent is sci fi lyfe .. Sci fi or die 

UDHH: What do you represent as an artist?

Joe Parker:

What i represent is the era where a rapper made sure his bars meant something. Where when you heard a mixtape it was a rapper destroying another rappers beat. Where there was lyrical competition. Thas what i represent. Thas where i come from 

 

UDHH: Who are you listening to these days?

Joe Parker:

Im a big slaughterhouse fan. I listen to eminem, kendrick, asher roth, mac miller, school boy q , action bronson to name a few where i still get that wow factor from what im hearing. And myself of course lol

 

UDHH: This site is about all 4 elements in Hip Hop (MC, DJ, Graffiti and Bboy/Girl).What element(s) have you been involved with?

Joe Parker:

Well besides the mc side of it i was also a dj for a while. Those elements are whats been missing we need that. Hip hop has lost that organic feeling. Im bringing that back. 

UDHH: Who are the artists you look forward to working with, if any?

Joe Parker:

At this point im open to whoever can force me to better myself lyrically. Im starting to gain enough of a buzz where i can care less if anyone wants to work with me. The people are starting to realize what we do and they are loving us for it thas all that really matters. 

UDHH: What influences/inspires your music?

Joe Parker:

My previous work is really my inspiration. I want to be that much better the next go round. 

UDHH: Where can we find you/ your music? Any shout outs?

Joe Parker:

i’m everywhere itunes, amazon, dat piff, etc.. just type me in and you will get all the dope shit you came for.
i want to shout out my sci fi lyfe brothers its a lot of them to name but just know i do this for all of us. I wanna shout out the homie,  Sway. Everyone that supports and shows love for what i do and of course undadoghiphop.com for showing the love y’all have showed before. signing out i salute y’all.
-Joe Parker-

 

 

This is one of Joe Parker’s Mixtapes.Take a listen:

The DJ/Producer

DJ Mustard LIVE @ Red Rocks

Graf

Graffiti: Art or Vandalism?

This is an age old argument.I’d like to hear YOUR thoughts on the subject.Hit me up at Inkymann@inkymann.com!

 

The B Girl

Bedlam 2014: 7 to Smoke B-Girl Battle!

I wanted to show love to the girls in the game.Enjoy, ladies….and gentlemen…

 

Thanks to Joe Parker for the interview.Tune in next Wednesday..Got more…got more!

Yohoooo!

Originally posted on AllHipHop.com:

(AllHipHop News) When Drake recently announced that he and J. Cole were the “only two kings” in Hip Hop, some people took that as a slight toward another platinum selling rapper – Kendrick Lamar. Of course, Kendrick and Drake have a history of being both collaborators and competitors, but Drizzy made it clear during his OVO Fest performance that he sees K. Dot as rap royalty as well.

[ALSO READ: J. Cole Brings Out Kendrick Lamar & Drake During L.A. Tour Stop (VIDEO)]

“I want to shout out my n***a Kendrick Lamar,” said Drake as he stood next to Cole on stage. “Kendrick was on my album. We went on tour together. That’s one of the hardest n***as alive right there. He’s legendary, so shout out to him. He should be standing right there. There’s a lot of kings in this sh*t.”

Kendrick was a featured guest on Drake’s Take…

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