Friday, December 18, 2009

NEW! Special Episode! The Mix Lab Podcast - Christmas Formula

Welcome to The Mix Lab and Lab Jamz! Here is a special edition to both the podcasts. It’s a special mix I (DJ JFresh-One) put together featuring Hip-Hop remixes of Christmas songs! Also included are tracks from Run-DMC, Ludacris, Kurtis Blow, and Dru Hill. This is a gift from me to all of you followers around the globe. Now let’s all enjoy the true meaning of Christmas and bring joy to our Lord Jesus!

Please comeback for more TRUE hip-hip and mixes! Especially for the New Year!
Merry Christmas and God Bless!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Common Workin' On New Album "The Believer"

Yeah, it is correct! Common is gonna be droppin' a new album by early summer! He claims to be taking his music back to RAW hip-hop.

(*as reported on
"Yeah, I’m working on The Believer right now. I’m actually working with No I.D. and Twilite Tone and Kanye West. Man, we’re looking forward to making some powerful music. It’s really in the beginning stages — the first quarter. But I plan to really focus and get it done."

When asked about his work with No I.D., Com explained why it feels right this time around.

"I feel really excited, man. We did some preliminary pre-production type stuff, and it just felt so good to be working with him. It felt like, 'Man, life is really, really good.' It’s full circle. You meet up with the person who’s partially responsible for beginning your career, and you’re like, 'Man, this is really cool — that we meet at this place in our lives and our creative journeys and we really are enthused to work with each other.'"

After Common's last release, he is ready to take it back to "raw Hip Hop," in his words.
"We know that we want to do some raw Hip Hop. That’s exactly the direction and feel we want, so that’s the basis of it. ‘Ye and I definitely know we want to do some pure Hip Hop."

Saturday, December 5, 2009

NEW Episode! The Mix Lab Podcast #20

Droppin’ dope classics and new flava on this episode…you know…the usual here at The Mix Lab, TRUE Hip-Hop! All 100% Quality and inspected! Episode #20 has finally arrived! On the set mixin’ it up is DJ JFresh-One. We are also preparing for little more features to the website and getting set to release some more mixes (for real though!)

Here is what to expect on this podcast: Apathy, Rosco, Planet Asia, Souls Of Mischief, Biggie Smalls, Nas, Talib Kweli, Naledge, Crown City Rockers, Blackalicious, Skyzoo, Mos Def, Wu-Tang, and Jay-Z.

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Enjoy and God Bless!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

NEW!!! - The Mix Lab Podcast - Episode #19 (with Jnx The Kemist & Mr. Herman)

Welcome to The Mix Lab Podcast! Where we put quality first….REAL Hip-Hop!

Y’all gonna enjoy this new release! Download & listen to Episode #19. On the set we got Jnx The Kemist and the mysterious Mr. Herman. Jnx spins his formula of smooth new grooves and classic cuts in hip-hop. Meanwhile, Mr. Herman seems to find the microphone as the best invention since sliced bread!

Subscribe, download, listen, and comeback for more REAL hip-hop!
Peace and God Bless!

Friday, October 23, 2009

NOW PLAYING! The Mix Lab Podcast - episode #18

Welcome to The Mix Lab Podcast! Where we put quality first….REAL Hip-Hop! And this is the latest episode to the podcast, #18. It’s been a while since the last one, but we came in to deliver another formula to those having withdrawals! Hope y’all enjoyed the last mixtape episode of J Dilla. Here we have Jnx The Kemist and I (JFresh-One) on set and mixin’ it up some more TRUE hip-hop ingredients. So wherever you at, plug right in, download, and enjoy the show!

Peace and God Bless!

NEW PODCAST TONIGHT!!! - Episode #18 of The Mix Lab will be posted tonight

Whats up peoples! I know it's been a while. Hope y'all enjoyed that "Beats, Rhymes & Donuts" Mixtape! Tonight the newest episode #18 will be posted online for all of you to enjoy and to download with no charge! So stay alert! You gonna hear JFresh-One and Jnx The Kemist on set. Also listen for a surprising interruption (hahaha).
Again, stay tuned tonight (friday 23rd) for the new episode of The Mix Lab! Of course, depending your location in the world times may differ.
Peace and God Bless. One.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Legendary DJ Roc Raida of the X-ecutioners Dies

Sadly this past weekend X-ecutioners crew member, DJ Roc Raida, has past away at the age of 37. Though, at this state sources are still not clear on exactly what is the cause of his death, he may have suffered from illness or injury. Roc Raida is an innovating turntablist with very talented skills that inspired many DJ's. Plus, in the recent weeks we already lost another spin doctor, DJ AM (R.I.P). My condulences and prayers go out to Roc Raida & his family.
For more on this story click here...

Here is a small clip of one of his final performances...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Episode #17 - DJ JFresh-One "Beats, Rhymes & Donuts" (a tribute mixtape to J Dilla)

Welcome to The Mix Lab Podcast! Where we put quality first. Quality as in REAL Hip-Hop of course!

Finally, here is Episode #17 in full effect! It is also a special treat for all you that enjoy the sounds of J Dilla. Why you may ask, because this episode is also a NEW mixtape that I, DJ JFresh-One, created recently. This mix is a tribute to the very talented Jay Dee aka J Dilla (R.I.P.). I titled this mixtape as “Beats, Rhymes & Donuts”. It’s over an hour long with a variety of selected tracks that were produced or performed by J Dilla. I also included remixes that were inspired from Dilla and threw in some of my own special blends.

I don’t really expect much outta this mix, because it’s just something I wanted to put together in dedication to Dilla’s work and influence. Plus, it’s a mix for all of us hip-hop fans to enjoy. It was tough to select tracks out of Dilla’s massive library, but I had to drop in a certain amount in a small timeframe.

Listen to it with pleasure in your iPod, on your box, or just cruise to it in your ride!
I will be loading up a special download soon for those that request a mixtape with songs individually tracked and in higher sound quality. For now, here it is as a podcast episode.

Thank you for all your support on The Mix Lab and keepin’ TRUE hip-hop alive! Please feel welcomed to subscribe without charge, leave comments, or even hit us up for updates at and

Ok, turn up the volume and enjoy your Donuts! Peace and God Bless.

Track List for "Beats, Rhymes & Donuts":
  1. Intro by DJ JFresh-One (w/ Dilla beat)
  2. Slum Village – Fall in Love
  3. Smooth Jazz Sessions - Dooinit (Jazz Band Version)
  4. Common – Dooinit
  5. J Dilla – KJay and We Out
  6. Jaylib – The Red
  7. Jay-Z & J Dilla – PSA (JFresh-One Remix)
  8. J Dilla – Time: The Donut Of The Heart
  9. The Roots – Can’t Stop This
  10. The Roots – J Dilla Interlude
  11. De La Soul feat Mos Def – Stakes is High (Remix)
  12. Janet Jackson feat Q-Tip – Got ‘Til It’s Gone
  13. A Tribe Called Quest – Find A Way
  14. Common – The Light
  15. J Dilla – Won’t Do
  16. Isbjerg –Walkonit (Danish Remix)
  17. J Dilla – Walkonit
  18. SKIT – Let’s Be Best Friends
  19. J Dilla – Y’all Ain’t Ready
  20. Illa J – Are U Listenin’
  21. A Tribe Called Quest feat Faith Evans – Stressed Out
  22. Slum Village – Players
  23. Original Sample - Marvin Gaye’s God Is Love (B Side)
  24. Common – Love Is
  25. Michael Jackson – HIStory (J Dilla Remix)
  26. J Dilla – Trashy
  27. SKIT – It Wasn’t Ecstasy! (Hangover)
  28. Phil Collins – In The Air (DJ House Shoes Remix)
  29. SKIT – Mike Tyson (Hangover)
  30. J Dilla feat Q-Tip & Talib Kweli – Lightworking
  31. Jaylib – Starz
  32. J Dilla – Nothing Like This
  33. J Dilla feat Common – E=MC2
  34. J Dilla – Stepson of the Clapper
  35. SKIT – Biggie Smalls is the Name
  36. Biggie & Dilla – Things Done Changed (JFresh-One Remix)
  37. Madlib – Dirty Hop (A Tribute to J Dilla)
  38. Outro by DJ JFresh-One (w/ Madlib track)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Common in a Mini-Movie with McLovin'

I came across this video a few days ago and thought I'd share with all of ya. It's a small parody film on "Training Day" featuring Common and Christopher Mintz aka "McLovin". It short and funny. So enjoy!

<br/><a href="" target="_new" title="Common and Christopher Mintz-Plasse Cinemash &quot;Training Day&quot;">Video: Common and Christopher Mintz-Plasse Cinemash &quot;Training Day&quot;</a>

Friday, August 7, 2009

New Podcasts for The Mix Lab and LabJamz!

Here we go again! Start downloading for FREE and subscribe for more! On this piece, we got 2 new episodes…one for The Mix Lab (episode #16) and one for LabJamz (episode #4). Of course you’ll hear the finest selection of REAL Hip-Hop music and classic jams from back in the day. On the set is DJ JFresh-One.

Enjoy these new episodes and stay in touch for some more. Thanks for your support!
Also hit us up on
Peace and God Bless!

Here is the List for The Mix Lab episode #16:
1. Jay-Z & J Dilla – Change (JFresh-One Remix)
2. JFresh-One - Intro (featuring J Dilla – Expensive Whip)
3. DJ Honda feat Mos Def – Magnetic Arts
4. X-ecutioners – XL
5. Doug Evans – Gift of Gab
6. Jay-Z & DJ Jazzy Jeff – Hustle Knockin’
7. Jurassic-5 – Respect The Thin Line
8. The Ambassador – God Is In Control
9. Nomis – If I Could
10. Skyzoo feat Talib Kweli & Reks – When I Rhyme
11. DJ JS-1 feat OC & Pharoah Monch – Ridiculous
12. Ques – HOPE (For The Better)
13. Insufficient Funds – Positive Elevation

14. J Dilla – Kjay and We Out

Saturday, July 18, 2009

NEW EPISODE - The Mix Lab Podcast #15 - Now Playing!

Droppin' another mix here at The Mix Lab! This is Episode #15 brought to you by DJ JFresh-One on the set. Doing what we do best, of course, mixin' it up and bringing peace! In this episode JFresh hooks the podcast up with some more new and classic joints of REAL hip-hop...stuff that's rarely played on radio. In this set we got: Little Brother, Blu & Exile, Dilated Peoples, EMC & Nicolay, Tribe Called Quest, Dudley Perkins, BlackStar, Mos Def, Gang Starr, Rakim, Common, J Dilla, and The Ambassador with Cross Movement.
Hope y'all enjoy! Continue to subscribe or download for FREE!
Thanks for your support! God Bless You!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Backspin' To The Future - Old School Hip-Hop at

LabJamz Episode #3 is mixed and spinned by the original DJ JFresh-One. On this podcast we got some classic jams from The Mix Lab and formulated to an Old School vibe. That's gonna be our focus for LabJamz now, strait out classics and old school flavor that's been missin' nowadays! Of course we still gonna represent our main podcast over at, but we wanna officially announce that is our throwback podcast featuring Old School Hip-Hop and R&B classics. We got plenty more to come so relax and enjoy this starter mix. "Backspin' To The Future"

This is also FREE, so go ahead and download or subscribe!

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Peace and God Bless!

Friday, July 3, 2009

NEW! The Mix Lab Podcast #14 - Jnx Cruisin' USA

Welcome to The Mix Lab! Here is episode #14 for everyone to enjoy. We got Jnx The Kemist on this mix as he serves you with some of the finest hip-hop. Jnx throws in a lotta classics like Biggie, Nas, Pharcyde, Gangstarr, and a bonus cut from Jay-Z with Death Of Auto-Tune!

Kick Back and enjoy this podcast! Also drive safe & drink responsibly. Happy 4th of July!

Peace and God Bless!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

EXCLUSIVE! A Michael Jackson Tribute Mix by DJ JFresh-One

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The Mix Lab presents..."Michael Jackson Tribute Mix by DJ JFresh-One"

What up peoples! This is DJ JFresh-One of The Mix Lab and wanna post up this mix worldwide in tribute to Michael Jackson who recently passed on. I know tributes are spreadin' fast but I had to throw this on anyway to pay my respects. Its not long or listed with many songs but its mixed for about 28 mins for you to enjoy. Hope y'all enjoy this tribute mix thats for free.

God bless y'all.

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Thursday, June 25, 2009

"King Of Pop" is dead (Michael Jackson Dies)

R.I.P. Michael Jackson. May God Bless your spirit.
I'm sure y'all heard it already worldwide, if not, here's the scoop which was pulled from TMZ:

Posted Jun 25th 2009 5:20PM by TMZ Staff

We've just learned Michael Jackson has died. He was 50. Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon at his Holmby Hills home and paramedics were unable to revive him. We're told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.

A source tells us Jackson was dead when paramedics arrived. A cardiologist at UCLA tells TMZ Jackson died of cardiac arrest.

Once at the hospital, the staff tried to resuscitate him but he was completely unresponsive.

A source inside the hospital told us there was "absolute chaos" after Jackson arrrived. People who were with the singer were screaming, "You've got to save him! You've got to save him!"

We're told one of the staff members at Jackson's home called 911.

La Toya ran in the hospital sobbing after Jackson was pronounced dead.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Now Playing! Episode #13 - Jnx The Kemist's East VS West Mix

Here is EPISODE #13!!! Stay tuned for even more here at The Mix Lab Podcast! On this episode, Jnx The Kemist delivers just as he promised, his mix of East VS West. Its all non-stop and formulated to Jnx's standards. This is like a mini-sample during the historical hip-hop war during the 90's.

Sit back and enjoy! It's still FREE!

See you again in a few days for the next episode!

Peace and God Bless!

NEW The Mix Lab! A new podcast channel.

What up all my hip-hop heads supportin' The Mix Lab! A little surprising to some, but I wanna announce to all of you that we launched a new podcast channel. Its an additional channel for other type of shows or mixes. Don't get it twisted, THEMIXLAB.NET is still our main home and website. This new one is just a bonus. will be used to publish old school hip-hop, mixshow specials, uptempo hip-hop, R&B, club, funk, soul, slow jams, and more. Whenever creativity strikes we'll post it there. Be sure to subscribe and download for free.

Plus, continue to support where we represent REAL Hip-Hop! WE HAVE MUCH MORE PODCASTS ON YOUR WAY! Even one in a few minutes!

Enjoy and God Bless!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

NEW RELEASE! J Dilla - Jay Stay Paid

The Hip-Hop Legend J Dilla (aka Jay Dee) has dropped another new album! Mr. James Yancey (Dilla) past away in February of 2006 due to the cancer Lopus. This new album is mostly another collection of his unreleased beat instrumentals and includes a few featured guest MCs like MF Doom, MOP, Raekwon, and more. Plus it includes the single "Reality TV" with Black Thought, which was played on The Mix Lab Podcast.

This release was made possible by Dilla's mama, "Ma Dukes" Yancey. Pete Rock contributes in this piece to mix the album & tracks. For those who are craving for another dose of them Dilla donuts, here it is! Its now in stores or for download purchase. So enjoy & God bless!

R.I.P. J Dilla

Here is a little preview of one of the tracks in Jay Stay Paid album featuring DJ Premier!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Mix Lab Podcast #12 is now playing!

Here we go again! The Mix Lab brings you another episode to enjoy! This installment #12. JFresh-One & Jnx The Kemist cuts in some classics, new music, few mixes and a little more words of thought. Enjoy another radio-style show of real hip-hop.

Be sure to subscribe, download for FREE, and follow us on Twitter & MySpace!

Check on y'all on the next episode!

Peace & God Bless!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

NEW! Episode #11 Now Playing on The Mix Lab!

Check it out! Listen to it! Download it! ON-AIR!

The Mix Lab brings you another hour long episode with The Audioholics Crew! JFresh One & Jnx The Kemist takes a different approach to the podcast with a little radio-style.

In this episode you might not catch that signature mix, but you still hear good classics and new joints including Del La Soul, J Dilla, & Statik Selektah. Plus, you be able to hear more words from the DJ's themselves as they just wanna kick it with the listeners.

Stay tuned for more episodes to come (we promise)and get to know the crew!

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God Bless & Peace!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

It's Trivia Time! Do you know your Hip-Hop?

There's a grip of these videos from Crazy Al Cayne on YouTube. Big Shouts!
On this video, he gets some ridiculous answers from this dude in the streets. This should be used on a lot of those cats out there thinking they "know" hip-hop! Ha ha ha! Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Mix Lab Podcast - Episode #10 NOW PLAYING!

WE ARE BACK AGAIN! This is the latest episode to The Mix Lab Podcast...#10. Thanks for your patience. On this episode, both, JFresh One & Jnx The Kemist serve you another dosage of Hip-Hop! Jnx started spinnin' on the set with a big chunk of a mix. JFresh throws in a few cuts after. We deliver you an HOUR of good music, so enjoy!

We also wanna announce our new website,

Don't forget that you may subscribe and download our episodes for FREE! (Donations accepted.) Also, you may purchase a Mixtape CD from us, see the website for more details.

Lastly, you can follow us on Twitter:

See y'all on the next episode coming soon! Peace and God Bless!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mos Def Dropping New Album - The Ecstatic

Be on the look out for Mos Def's new album, The Ecstatic. Coming this June 2009.

Mos Def - Words - The Ecstatic - available 6/9/09


Sunday, April 12, 2009


Here at The Mix Lab, we bless you with a Happy Easter! Jesus has risen from the dead! Worship the Lord Our Saviour! Also we wanna encourage you to peep out the video below. You can use hip-hop as a tool to minister the Gospel of God.

Have a safe and a wonderful Easter! God Bless You All!

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Welcome Back! Here is another dose of real hip-hop formula strait out from The Mix Lab! JFresh One is on the set to deliver some essence into your ears. On this you'll find some Dilla, Common, Talib, Premier, Jurassic, & Statik.

Please subscribe and download for FREE!

Stay in touch with the website as we are going global!

Now welcome to the NEW

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Whats up folks, this is JFresh One. I Know its been quite a minute since I last posted up something. Or even updated the podcast. Be don't give on The Mix Lab!

It's been a very busy month for me personally and the blog/podcast is under construction.

So basically I just wanna say excuse me and sorry for any wait on updating the site or podcast.

But STAY TUNED though because in the next couple days a NEW podcast will be up and then some. Also NEW updates to the website. Thank you for your patience and see ya'll soon!

Peace and God Bless!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Listen to Episode #8 - The Mix Lab

NEW EPISODE #8!!! Welcome back everyone! Its been a little while since the last episode. Hope you enjoyed it. Big shouts to Jnx The Kemist.

Now for this episode we were in the Lab again and cooked up another mix. Honey Sunshine help selected the tracks while JFresh One mixed it up on the 1's & 2's. This one is a smooth groove type of mix. Its got a little bit of some Soul and R&B.

Sit back, enjoy & stay tuned in for more!

God bless y'all!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Madlib - Beat Konducta Vol. 5 - 6

I copped this album over a week ago. This one got some tight beats! It has that Dilla sound to it but with a twist of Madlib. Almost like Jaylib reunited to bring us another dosage of donuts! Of course it may depend on how you take in this album, but I just wanted to drop my 2 cents on this.

Here is 2 tracks from this album for you to listen to. Press pause on the podcast above for a little bit before you continue. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

>>NEW<< Podcast #7 is now posted!

Welcome back peoples! This is Episode #7 you're tuned into. Along with this podcast, Jnx The Kemist comes back from the basement to give another anti-dote of his to this corrupted world of Hip-Hop. You'll will not be disappointed! Big shouts to Honey Sunshine!
Enjoy this podcast, subscribe for more, and download for FREE!
Thanks for the support, God Bless You!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Diddy Blames DJs For The Fall of Hip-Hop

Well, almost everybody knows who Puff Daddy is or Diddy Boppity Doo Di Doo La La or whatever he claims to be. Just recently in the news in MTV and, the Bad Boy head hancho himself put blame on DJs on why the state of Hip-Hop is where it is at now. This bad boy seems to be bitter or butt-chapped because maybe some kid did not press play on his last album.

This is what Diddy had to explain during an interview with MTV: "People have figured out the formula when they make records for radio, and DJs ain't DJs no more. DJs don't break records no more. DJs don't play album cuts. DJs play what is going to move the crowd. DJs, they don't expose you to the newness. That was the DJs' thing. Hip Hop is in a recession also. It's not dead, it's definitely way better than where it was at, as far as with 'Ye, T.I. and with Jeezy. It's so much great stuff out there, the responsibility has to come with the DJs."

This dude has gone mad! Plus he is also in the making of his new album and he will have (yes another) new sound. Just as rumored about his new approach to the autotune/vocoder bandwagon, he claims to do something "new & different" from everybody else with "electro hip-hop soul." Here is another remark from this brother:

"Right now, I'm working on my record, and it'll be out in the end of summer. It's feeling good. It's different. I'm creating a new sound. It doesn't sound like anybody else's stuff out there. With that comes a risk. I'm excited about the risk. I do have a beef a little bit with the game right now. I think Hip Hop has lost its risk-taking quality. Everybody goes to the comfort zone. It doesn't have that risk anymore. You're not like, 'What is that?' when you hear that record anymore."

Well, Mr. Combs, if you happen to read this let me tell you something. I am a DJ. Not just a regular DJ, but a DJ that spins and supports the true essence of Hip-Hop. I admit that there is a lot of lazy wanna-be DJ's out there. Including wack unknown ones or popular no-skilled DJs like Khaled. A lot of DJ's are just as bad as some rappers, labels, fans, and the media. Its the whole movement of the culture period. The majority are influenced by a whole different definition of "hip-hop." BUT there is no reason to be pointing fingers at the DJs alone for the sake of where hip-hop is at right now. Business cats like yourself are the ONE of the reasons hip-hop is dying in the mainstream. You talk just like the rest of them corporate demons.

Listen, Diddy, don't overlook the real culture of hip-hop and especially don't put blame on the foundation of it all. We are supposed to move a crowd just like a REAL emcee should and expose the crowd with not just "new" music, but with real music that has a positively-moving message. Diddy invested on this mainstream radio pop culture. Puffy, if you are really gonna do something new and different, why don't you get off T-Pain's lap and spit a real song like a real MC should while a DJ is cuttin' up the breaks. If changing hip-hop back to way it is supposed to be is your concern, then REALLY do something about it. Don't jump in the bandwagon like everyone else and then claim that you are not. Plus, in my opinion, hip-hop is not better than where it was. Sorry TI, Kanye or Jeezy ain't helpin' either.

And one more thing, Puff, if there is a risk to be known then that will be actually playing one of your records. Here is a suggestion for your new album's title, Press Stop, Then Eject.

Keep it real. Hip-Hop 101. God Bless.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

NEW Episode #5 added to Podcast!

Check it out, episode #5 has been posted to the Podcast. Matter of fact, it should be what you are hearing right now as you first hit this site! Go ahead take a listen as I drop another mix. Subscribe and download for FREE!

And not only share with everybody you know, but support the REAL hip-hop music that should be on the air!

Alright, stay tuned with this blog and new podcasts coming soon. Peace and God Bless.

-JFresh One

Friday, January 23, 2009

Jay-Z Dropping New Album, "The Blueprint 3"

Yeah, I'm pretty sure y'all know already, Jay-Z is talkin' on dropping his new anticipated album Blueprint 3. It is not breaking news especially with tons of websites and blogs posting up the news faster than a Jehovah Witness rings a door bell. Also, you will or may have found and heard leaks from the album (Brooklyn Go Hard, Swagger, History - sound familiar?).

Jay told MTV recently, "For me, the process of making an album is difficult with so many things going on. And me, I wanna make it beyond and above. I'm gonna take my time with it. I don't have any quotas, and that's a good thing. It may be too freeing. It's a good thing and a bad thing. You know, I think I need some restrictions. 'Cause if I had restrictions, I would have done it in three weeks. I would have made what I believe to be a great piece of art." Plus, not only would this album be Jigga's last on Def Jam, but would have the majority of it produced by Kanye West. Let's hope he don't put his heartbreak on the record....Jay don't need to be robotized!

Jay also mentioned about 'Ye working on some tracks for the Blueprint 3 recently. "He wanted to do a few more joints, so he kinda pushed it back. Now we're gonna go in and just work on some more records. So I got some more stuff to kill it with! I think [Jay pushed the album back because] 'Swagger' just did so incredible. We wanted to go up [and make sure] everything was on that level."

Well, we all just gotta sit back and wait for this next Jigga chapter to be released. Just keep your ears peeled and drop any info on the status in the comments.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The City Of Tucson Pays For Graffiti

Check this out all you graf heads. In Tucson, AZ, the city are spending money to teach youth from ages 13 to 21 to make art out of a spray can and to do graffiti the right way. Even some of the city's own buildings are being used to demonstrate the artwork. The program is to instruct city youth to not tag or spray paint illegally. Also, this program is to bring artistic recreation for the youth.

Although, the city, enthusiasits, graf artists, and local organizations approve of this Non-crime & NOT-gang related program, a ton of neighbors are furious. Just as usual ignorant people can't accept the real essence of hip-hop culture and only criticize. It is kind of controversial within the city like how it was in the film "Style Wars".

For more on this story, check out the full article by clicking the link: