In honor of the release of Michael Jackson’s recent movie This Is It, I present to you Baby Be Mine. It’s placement on the #1 selling album of all time (Thriller) many overlook it due to the 7 other classic singles on Thriller. The Jheri Curl era is in full effect on this one, to me this is Mike’s hottest joint ever, don’t sleep enjoy.Baby Be Mine – Michael Jackson
That’s right folks, SCRILLA is back with his second installment from the Beats & Baking Soda Series. For more on Scrilla peep http://www.myspace.com/scrillaproduction and in the meantime take a listen to some of the new shit he’s been cooking up off of Beats & Baking Soda Volume Two dropping very soon so stay tuned for more.
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The Boston Celtics conquered the Clevland Cavaliers Tuesday night to tip-off the 2009-2010 NBA season with a final score of 95 to 89. This off-season some of the NBA’s more elite squads made key acquisitions to help them to the promiseland. Rasheed Wallace going to the Celtics, Vince Carter to the Magic, Shaquille O’Neal to the Cavaliers and Ron Artest to the Lakers. This should all make for another exciting season for David Stern and the NBA.
*Message to the Los Angeles Lakers, In the immortal words of the late, great Biggie Smalls. “Your reign on the top was short like Leprachauns”
Side note, your not in Minnesota anymore, change the name. No lakes in L.A.
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Interview w/ Brother Menelik of HHTT conducted by Mic Digi
When we started HHTT Productions, HHTT was already a movement. We were doing a lot of reviews of classic material at that time and got quite a reputation as a “no nonsense” periodical. Rev, Lex and I always prided ourselves as journalist so to get the respect from other blogs and news outlets only made us yearn for more. Armed with a digital camera we started our revolution in Worcester, making art in true HHTT style. -Brother Menelik Ebna la-Hakim
What is HHTT Productions?
Hulk Hate Time Travel Productions, is our media outlet (record label, photography, video editing, etc).
So, what’s the deal behind the record label?
We built a foundation with hulkhatetimetravel.com and beside journalism some of us also do music. Instead of shopping around we decided to do it ourselves indy and be something Worcester can respect.
Who are the artists that are down with HHTT?
The official roster as of ummm today (laughing) is……. Elijah Divine, Tony Velez, Prophecy, T.O.D., Lex Luthor, Brother Menelik (Av), Cocaine Robots, Scrilla and Ciph
I actually heard music from some of the peoples you mentioned, it’s good to see artists from the city getting out there
Thank you, we are a very humble set of brothers it’s a honor to rep where we from.
Ok let’s get into the roster, what’s good with the controversial Cocaine Robots?
Cocaine Robots are I (Brother Menelik) and T.O.D. I knew T since I was like 11 we been rapping since round that time. We been in many rap groups together and on the real that’s my mans. Anything I ever done is music he has had a part in it in someway. Our last group was Da Leg, we released the local classic “Description of Wor”. The music we did back then would be considered pure hardcore hip hop, I prefer” dat leg shit”!
Ha I remember all that man, what brought fourth the drug rap?
I love drug rap (laughing) I don’t know how else to put it! I think growing up in mainsouth Worcester surrounded by so much drug dealing, and negativity we had to make a positive. Lex and I was good kids you know, we did our shit bee but we had smarts, we had 2 parents in the household and shit bee. On the other side though was my older brother, he put me on the the drug shit and getting fresh and showing me the darker side of mainsouth. Growing up I idolized the drug dealer, I wanted to be just like him. After “Da Leg” parted ways I started to write more harsh material, more street, more real. I felt like I had to honor the OG’s the real niggas from the block, the cats that I admired even though they did bad things they gave hope to a generation of kids who never had any, we didn’t live next door to doctors and shit the drug dealer was tangible bee.
That was deep….. I want to say this though, past the drug rap I hear some humor to it, you speak on things like “fannie packs”???
Hahahhaahah, yea there is a little humor to it because it’s all real. I find it hard for me to jus rap about crack on the block cause that was not only what I saw or did, I was with lex bee, if we were in the kitchen niggas was in the kitchen but we would be peeping some ducktales also real talk. I had’s a fannie pak, that was my stash in 94 when jeru was out, no lie ask lex bee!
Whats Rev, T and Lex’s role in HHTT?
They don’t have a role, we are HHTT feel me? Our collective thoughts are HHTT pretty much we do what we like and put on for the city, we need a trophy! On the real though the movement would not be here without my brothers they all play a key role in the success which is HHTT. Rev is the music man, he pretty much keeps his ear to the local and national scene, this dude knows hip hop for real, sometimes he be posting shit that I’m like DAMN! Rev founded HHTT w/me and keeps us current. Lex is the man, we co host a radio show over at 91.3 WCUW with our brothers from Social Light Sounds. He is the Lead Editor on the site and also an artist on the HHTT roster. He is my right hand. T.O.D. is the engineer of the “Da’ Kitchen” our inhouse studio, video editor, promoter, writer, and one half of the Cocaine Robots…….Did I also mention he produces!
I really respect what ya’ll do within the city, I never seen Worcester represented like this before. Why is that?
Once again thank you, we really appreciate all the love. We truly believe in our city, we all from different parts but we here now. Why run to NewYork or ATL for ya heroes when you got them right here! For so many years I have heard people say how much they hate Worcester, how wack it is etc, FUCK THAT!!! This is my home and I’m proud of where I’m from, Mainsouth Worcester baby!
check for pt.II of the interview next week
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New joint off of A & E’s upcoming Arts & Entertainment album dropping 11-3-09. Over There produced by M-Phazes, is more of a solo Edo G record with Masta Ace holding down the chorus.Over There – Edo. G & Masta Ace
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|Sorry this is a little late but I have a month worth of footage that im trying to run through. Family First Entertainment had a show on September 17th @ Tammany Hall in Worcester Ma. They had a line up of performers that definitely did Worcester hip hop proud. I was actually reminded of the hip hop scene here in the mid and late nineties back when this boricua cat named J.R. was putting everyone on and giving them a chance to shine. The love was felt that night and I actually felt like everyone was together, the only other cats in the city that I know of that are showing love to local performers are Social Light Sounds ( SocialLightSounds.com ) and DirtNap Entertainment ( Which will be in a upcoming post ) . Stacks Jackson led the way with the Family First Roster halfway through the show and definitely handled their business. HHTT Productions recording artist Prophecy was also on the bill and performed his clever “Alphabet of Girls”, African Dynasty was in the building and performed a variety of songs and definitely entertained the crowd with their high energy stage presence. Doberman Squad laid down some smooth R&B and added a little grit to it when the beautiful songstress was joined by labelmate CHARD. Matt Bastardo took the stage and did well with a presence that most would mistake with arrogance, but I recognize it as him making a stand for Hip Hop music.I’m interested in what else Family First has to offer and HHTT will definitely keep an eye out for them in the near future, shot out to the father and founder of Family First Kqauz for allowing HHTT full access to the event. Good look big homie HHTT APPROVED|
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