I’m back in LA, the weather is right, the food is great and the music is perfect. I’ve been traveling so much lately and I love it, there’s nothing like seeing new things and hanging out with new people to enrich your experience. It’s so easy to stay at home, hang out with people you’ve known [...]
On Friday afternoon, we lost one of the true originators of this thing called hip-hop. Gil Scott-Heron was an accomplished poet, musician, and author, known mostly for his performances in spoken word during the 1970′s and 80′s. The album pictured above, was in reality the first instance of the hip-hop genre in recorded fashion. Over [...]
Make no mistake I don’t do anything for free
I keep my enemies closer than my mirror ever gets to me
And if you think that there is shelter in this attitude
Wait til you feel the warmth of my gratitude.
One, I get the feeling that it’s two against one.
One, I’m already fighting me, so what’s another [...]
Somewhere down the line the fast life became associated with excessive partying and self destruction but that’s far from the truth. Don’t get me wrong, you gotta work hard play harder and a little pleasure and indulgence is needed every now and then but that’s not what it’s all about. To me the fast life [...]
My red-eye flight got delayed 4 hours Monday night, there was an endless supply of crying babies everywhere I went and the lady sitting next to me was wearing dirty hospital scrubs on the plane. What are people thinking? I guess after an amazing weekend like that something had to go wrong. Anyways, I laid [...]
Quick post here for your Tuesday. The highly antcipated debut album, Torches, from Foster the People finally released yesterday and happened to exceed my high expectations. Warrant is the last track on the album and grabbed my attention the most especially when I heard it live for the first time at Coachella last month. Their songs have an infectious buoyant energy [...]
I’m at Mccaren airport recovering from a wild weekend of music in Vegas. I saw Kaskade at the zoo aka Marquee on Friday night and the place was jam packed, snow machines went off at 4 am, the energy was through the roof, it was fu$*ng epic. Its great to see so many heads in [...]
This week we have something special for you guys. EMPT got an exclusive interview with one of the pioneers of the art of sampling, the one and only Buckwild…..
I know loyal EMPT go-ers pride themselves on knowledge of music, so if you’re not already familiar with this legendary producer, this is a great introduction. Buckwild [...]
Excuse the delayed post today, I landed in San Fran this afternoon and have been restaurant hoping since. Anyways, I was walking back to my hotel when I checked my Soundcloud and I saw a submission that contained the names Nas, Led Zepplin & Gramtik – sold! The mashup was done by a dude named [...]
One of my Skidmore friends reminded me of this goodie and I couldn’t stop watching…
Cinnamon Chasers – Luv Deluxe