SMOKE BREAK

First Look: Ski Beatz’ “24 Hour Karate School Presents: Twilight” Artwork & Track List

By | 6 Comments

Looking to keep rappers trained in the martial arts of his musical mastery, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/ski-beatz">Ski Beatz</a> is keeping the lights on at his dojo well through 2012 with 24 Hour Karate School Presents: Twilight, his third LP in three years.

Ski Beatz

Murs – “Remember 2 Forget” Video

By | 10 Comments

I know the melodrama that you speak of, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/murs">Murs</a>.

tabi Bonney

Watch: Ski Beatz 24 Hour Karate School Pt. 2 Teaser

By | 4 Comments

<a href="http://www.dd172newyork.com/blog/2011/07/19/promo-skibeatz-24-hr-karate-school-part-ii-dd172bluroc-artists/">DD172</a> just released the best 15 minute time-waster we'll probably run across today since it features an extensive listen to what looks to be Ski's Karate School Pt.

SMOKE BREAK

First Look: Ski Beatz’ 24 Hour Karate School Pt. 2 Album Cover & Tracklisting

By | 20 Comments

DD172 unevils the cover & tracklisting to <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/ski-beatz">Ski's </a>next long-player, 24 Hour Karate School Pt.

VIDEOS

Video: DJ Premier x Pete Rock At DD172

By | 7 Comments

<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/tss-presents-smoking-sessions-with-dj-premier"> Leave it to the Dame Dash and the Bluroc guys to assemble some of the greatest production minds in the game (Pete Rock, DJ Premier and Ski Beatz) and make it look like the session is just an everyday kick-around. After the DD172's first installment detailed the current generation of young MCs' close-knit amiability over paper planes, the second sees the three production virtuosos talking about, well, the obvious: beats, beats and beats. Part two's four-minute glimpse gifts viewers Premo's account of his meeting Biggie and the late-great MC's recording of "Party And Bullshit." It also provides an early glimpse into the production of Mos Def and Beatz' track, "<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/ski-beatz-feat-mos-def-cream-of-the-planet-video">Cream Of The Planet</a>," and if Premier's opinion on the matter had been taken into account ("that shit's dope right there.

wiz khalifa

“Do It Big” – Review Of Ski Beatz’ 24 Hour Karate School

By | 24 Comments

<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/01/the-cool-kids-x-stalley-we-can-do-it-big-video"> As late career renaissances go, Ski Beatz’ has to be one of the most unexpected. Nevertheless, the man behind “Dead Presidents” rise from the ashes has nothing to do with luck, but rather an ability to consistently craft pristine tracks for young MCs like Curren$y and Jay Electronica. Having gotten his mojo back, Beatz steps out of the background and into the spotlight with his own album, 24 Hour Karate School. The result is easily one of best exhibitions of the year. Over a fast moving twelve tracks, Beatz establishes himself as a master of many styles, adept at transitioning between different sounds. The mournful horns of opener “<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/08/ski-beatz-feat-curreny-smoke-dza-nothin-but-us-video">Nothing But Us</a>” bleed beautifully into the rough dissonance of “Go,” as Ski Beatz enlists the odd combination of Jim Jones and Curren$y to give the album some guttural flavor.

wiz khalifa

24 Hour Karate School Is Eleven Songs Deep

By | 16 Comments

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Hour-Karate-School-Ski-Beatz/dp/B003Y7PM3G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1283177275&sr=1-1"> The level of anticipation for Ski's 24 Hour School has wavered from a butterflies-in-stomach effect to "believe it when I see it," but as of right now, all skeptics should bow to <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/ski-beatz">the sensei</a> because September 21st is the day the dojo will be opened.

tabi Bonney

DD172 Presents BluRoc Music Festival

By | 7 Comments

<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/download-dd172-presents-bluroc-music-festival"> The good folks over @ <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dd172">DD172</a> decided share the soundboard recording from The BluRoc Music Festival, recorded live at the Brooklyn Bowl on June 21st.

EVERYTHING ELSE

Dame Dash For President

By | 33 Comments

Words by Kid Potential Everywhere you look -- in magazines, on blogs, in some of these offices -- everyone is talking about change in the industry.


Sign Up



Powered by WordPress.com VIP