Thursday, 11 June 2009

Making Beats with Marco Polo

Marco Polo is one of the sickest beatmakers in Hip Hop and in this video he goes through the process of making a beat from start to finish!!

Bodega Brovas EPK

Get Familiar With The Bodega Brovas!!

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Jazzy Jeff Booted Off Stage For Playing Hip-Hop

On Saturday, June 6th, DJ Z-Trip performed at the Power & Light District in Kansas City, followed by DJ Jazzy Jeff, then MSTRKRFT. That evening, Jeff’s set was unexpectedly cut short by the venue. While speculation continues as to the reasoning behind this action, Z-Trip was present at the time of the debated incident.
While soundchecking, Z-Trip was asked by certain venue employees to “not play any rap music.” As one of the founders of the mash-up movement, hip-hop is heavily prevalent in Z’s repertoire. He proceeded with his set as planned, playing ODB and Pharoahe Monch.
Z-Trip watched Jazzy Jeff go on immediately following, joined by his MC, Skillz, playing a set full of Top 40 Hip-hop which included Jay-Z, Rihanna, Neyo, and TI. Mid set, Z-Trip, while standing on stage, witnessed Jeff's tour manager relay the complaints the venue had about the music he was playing. “I was really surprised the venue were upset by Jeff's set. This is Jazzy Jeff we're talking about, the guy who won the first Rap Grammy,” offers Z-Trip.
The entire venue watched Jeff leave the stage early. Once back stage, he was informed that lewd conduct by Skillz was the reason for his set being cut short. Soon after, a different reason was offered: Jeff was pushing the mix too far for their $50k audio system to handle.
"They had a team of sound engineers in front of the stage who controlled the master volume of the whole venue,” says Z-Trip. “No matter how loud a DJ plays, the person in front of the stage controls the show. So how can you blame it on sound levels – especially since this was the third explanation given.”

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Friday, 8 May 2009

Videos from Last Rapsploitation Sessions

Shouts out to Martin Yew (M.Y Films) & Carl Best for filming......and off course, Jehst, Brotherman, Micall Parknsun, Jyager, DJ Jazz T, Diabolical Fancy & Bodega Brovas ...and everyone that came through.

Jehst - Hydro Blowback - Live @ Rapsploitation - 16.4.09

JEHST - High Plains Anthem - Live @ Rapsploitation - 16.04.09

Brotherman - Heart of Dem - Live @ Rapsploitation - 16.4.09

Diabolical Fancy - Come Alive - Live @ Rapsploitation - 16.4.09

Bodega Brothers - 50 Pair - Live @ Rapsploitation - 16.4.09

Jokerstarr Mix CD Preview...

Jokerstarr is a real talented dude coming out of the UK. Check out he's bio:
Joker Starr A cursory glance at Joker Starr's C.V. and a simple fact is made obvious: there isn't much the talented artist can't turn his hand to. From performing in New York as part of Jonzi D's Lyrical Feater, to producing a track on MC Ty's Mercury nominated album, Joker Starr doesn't limit himself and certainly isn't held back by a lack of talent. Creativity, personality, energy and originality: these are terms the young MC bandies about with ...

He's a generous soul too and has given you a preview of all his track from he's upcoming Northborough Estate MixCD :

Also....look out for his track "Welcome Back Home" on the upcoming YNR Compilation "Feeding Time At The Zoo"

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Vote for Mancini & The Creepers.

Mancini & The Creepers are good friends of Rapsploitation Sessions and are an amazing talent.....
Check out their music @ and then vote for them to play at Giles Peterson's Worldwide festival HERE

Monday, 4 May 2009

Rapsploitation Sessions Jimmy Green & DJ Shumsz....

Two of the rapsploitation fam showing skillz @ jimmy greens studio....