Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Sup Fam?! Meet my dude Derek of DMD METAL. Derek and I have been painting walls together for a while now. He's a SICK painter, but also the ILLEST jeweler EVER. He created the GRAFFILTHY HOOPS which i bought for my lady.... a sick Funk Style alphabet makes an accessory basic make a DOPE piece of art. Peep...
People literally can't stop complimenting them, neither can I. It's such a hot idea, that he made a piece for dudes that is arguably more Hip-Hop than the four finger ring... check out the GRAFFILTHY RING...Derek HELLA outdoes himself on his signature piece... the TRAIN HOOPS ... these shits are f'n unbelieveably detailed. Once again, a variation of a fashion staple, the hoop/name plate but with a mini subway train bombin' scene that is CUSTOMIZABLE. Wholly shit... he can bust a handstyle, throw-up, or burner with your/your girls name or whatever on the train... WTF?! Game over!In the Graff world Derek is bonafide, ask somebody... as a jeweler, a total professional. All Derek's work is done by hand, so if you love graffiti, stylin', and craftmanship holler at D!... You can find these and more dope stuff for your fam at Derek's ETSY STORE. (He's too humble about pricing in my opinion... get yours!)

Monday, February 23, 2009


This graphic is disturbing and awe inspiring... FUCK YEAH! This week has all the makings of a MONSTER! To quote a brilliant man: "I wanna see you dance..." haha Lets go!
I'm posting a few tracks I'm looking forward to slappin this week.... see yall out there!
Blaqstarr - Get Off (prod. by Diplo and Switch)

Kraak and Smaak - Squeeze Me

Estelle - No Substitute Love (Treasure Fingers Remix)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Too Much Dick On The Dance Floor!

You're thoroughly rocking a set at a club, everything is going as planned... erryone is rocking steady, the ladies looking right, you've got it about to pop FOR REAL, and then *scream* a fucking breakdance circle errupts! Now, before you keep it real and pull my Hip Hop card, I love the art of B-Boy'n and DJing for BBoys/Grrs is one of my great joys... but in a sweatbox, it's hella out of context, alienates everyone else, the atmosphere we worked on creating is now centered on your bullshit look at me "DANCE-TURBATION." I don't know what's worse, when it's your patna from round way, or some hippy raver who just took a tab to the knob... ugh.


Luckily, DLAKE and DJ MORSY banged out a song that can help you deal with those fucks. They formed a Baltimore supergroup called CLAIRE HUX! Click that shit and download the mixtape by Bmore O.G. Scotty B. Here's a video (kinda). Can't wait to drop this on the next hippy raver spinnin' on his lips!

I was on Discobelle th'other day and APPARENTLY the dudes of Flight of the Conchords made their own version... hmmm. Funny. But biting is never condoned. Spread the Dicks out.

Kid CuDi - Day N Nite (video)


Kid Cudi - Day 'N' Nite from Leak Jones on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

KANYE needs a HUG!

Man, this dude is hella sad... Somebody give him a hug!
Dopest video I've seen since Cupcakin'... and there's nothing wrong with your computer, the video is that good!

KANYE WEST "Welcome To Heartbreak" Directed by Nabil from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


BIG CONGRATULATIONS to the homie TRACKADEMICKS! Today marks the young man's debut digital release of "Enjoy What You Do" b/w "Topsidin'" feat. Mox More on FOOLS GOLD records. The release features remixes by fellow Fools luminaries Flosstradamus and Sammy Banannas.
CLICK HERE and get yours!

Big up to the whole HONOR ROLL familycrewmassive... the fam's been steady bustin dope rhymes, making fresh remixes, and slaps... proof of the HR's true love pushing music forward. The singles are a funky introduction of how nice Track is... and Topsidin' is already a Bay classic and testament to my man's style and choice of footwear.

Celebrate on it with the crew @ VESSEL in the SFC Tomorrow!
NICK CATCHDUBS of the Fools Gold label is spinning, TRACKADEMICKS performs live on stage! It's free too! ... in case you blew your cash cupcakin'... See yall there!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

CUPCAKE'N for Valentines Day?!

That's right, fam... CUPCAKE'N. MATTHEW AFRICA is baking cupcakes for the Valentines Day jumpoff at Kitty's tonight. I hear he has been rippin' bumpers and grinders for days in preparation for our musical salute to Love and it's sexy friend LUST.... cupcakes are available until otherwise consumed. Oh yeah, if you're gonna slide thru, make sure you got my # so you can call or txt if there is a line... Early arrival is suggested! See ya'll tonight!

Raphael Saadiq - I Love Her
Here's one of my favorite jammys by one of my favorite artists... he too is from the best city on the planet. Tells it like I see it... goin' out to Sneaky Squirrel.

Make sure you grab Cosmo Baker's Valentines Roll mix! 2.5 hours of the sound of Love!

Big up to Trackademicks for putting me up on the best CUPCAKIN' video EVER!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

"Valentines Roll" mix by COSMO BAKER of The Rub!

As much as I loathe hallmark holidays, it's good to take a second to recognize "the great motivator". Weather it's love or lust... Bromance or Romance this time round, here's one of the hottest collections of love and lust inspiring songs brought to you by one of the world's foremost DJ's and tastemakers... COSMO BAKER of The Rub! put it on and go for yours! hahaha... Big mahalos to Cosmo for sharing the love and shout to Lil' Sneaky aka La Brown Eyes.

Cosmo Baker- "Valentines Roll" (z-share link)

"Here's a mix that I did for Valentines Day. It's pretty much just songs, no fancy tricks and minimal mixing, but it's 2 and a half hours of some of my favorite love songs. This one is dedicated, as everything else I do is, to my wonderful wife whom I love very much. I'm thankful to have the life I have with her, so this one is for you babe. But I hope you all enjoy it as well... once again, hope y'all make some babies!"
-Cosmo Baker

If you like what you hear, make sure you visit Cosmo's online store! This man's got a million of the dopest mixes including his latest, "Genius: The Sound of Raphael Saadiq" (Oakland standup!). Thanks again Cosmo!

The Friends Of Distinction "Circles"
Aretha Franklin "Call Me"
Donny Hathaway "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know"
Rick James "Fire & Desire" feat. Teena Marie
Curtis Mayfield "Sweet Exorcist"
James Brown "That's My Desire"
Otis Redding "That's How Strong My Love Is"
Sam Cooke "Bring It On Home To Me"
Irma Thomas "Ruler Of My Heart"
Al Green "Simply Beautiful"
The Isley Brothers "Voyage To Atlantis"
George Harrison "I'll Take You Anytime"
Stevie Wonder "I Believe (When I Fall In Love)"
Patrice Rushen "Settle For My Love"
Prince "Adore"
Quincy Jones "The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)"
Rene & Angela "Your Smile" (12" Version)
The Isley Brothers "Fire And Rain"
The Smith Connection "Rainy Days And Mondays"
Darondo "Listen To My Song"
The Beach Boys "Forever"
Rita Wright "I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You"
Black Ivory "Got To Be There"
Brenda Russell "So Good, So Right"
Bonie Pointer "More And More"
David Bowie "Can You Hear Me"
Earth, Wind And Fire "Can't Hide Love"
The Rolling Stones "Let It Loose"
East Of Underground "I Love You For All Seasons"
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell "If This World Were Mine"
The Delfonics "Walk Right Up To The Sun"
New Birth "You Are What I'm All About"
Steely Dan "Any Major Dude"
Bill Withers "Can We Pretend"

Thursday, February 5, 2009


LADIEeeeeS & GENTLEMENnnnn, (no boys, no girls) Thursday, we begin an epic journey that can truly enrich your weekday nightlife... NVR OVR proudly presents... "I HELLA WANNA KICK IT!" It goes down at er'y ThirstDay at KITTY'S in Emeryville (aka. the "taint" cuz it tain't Oakland and it tain't Berkeley) where I, DJ Willie Maze will be rocking Renaissance Raps, Throwback Thumpers, and Electronic Elements for yall to kick it to...

As for the name, I had a little contest on facebook and decided to go with my own cadence on this one.. but here are some honorable mention jawns:
  • "Gettin Laid(off)"
  • "Thirsty"
  • "NVR UNDR"
  • "STANK" or "RAP MUSK"
Who knows... maybe I'll just keep renaming it until something sticks. "I HELLA WANNA KICK IT" has a nice ring to it and it's in the 4 word(mo'r less) tradition of CRAZY FROM THE HEAT which me and Matthew Africa rock on Saturdays. Big up to my man Dougie for puttin me on!

oh yeah, there's never a cover at KITTY'S!

Monday, February 2, 2009

"Bay Area Graffiti" Book Release Party!

Q-Tip - Gettin Up
Welcome to your NVR OVR read-along storybook...Graffiti Slanguistics 101... (please forgive if you already know)... Gettin up:  "Writin my name in graffiti on the wall."  push play and read along!

Bay Area Graffiti book release party and art opening this Friday, Feb. 6th, 5pm-9pm @ 111 Minna, SFC! It's free to get in and still leaves enough time to get a burrito before you hit the club... 

Bay Area Graffiti is a brand spankin' new graffiti book chronicling getting up in the Bay Area.  I got a preview during an Oscar Grant rally in Oakland last month...  It's fucking AWESOME!  The layout is clever and striking where other books can overwhelm and insult.  The choices of what is in or out were made by one of our own, Chris Brennan of Unaesthetic who is not only one of the fam, but imbedded in the culture from which this book explodes.  

For real yall, in the days when  "the buff" (graffiti removal fucks) seems to be winning and graff art is a scapegoat every election cycle, Bay Area Graffiti  is an excellent document of the dope shit that lies dormant under a half assed city sponsored paint job, and by all counts, should put the Bay where it belongs as a world class graffiti city. Hopefully this book will inspire another wave of art and artists, here and around the world. To any and all that feel left out cuz you didn't get in, hey... there are only so many pages, but the canvas is endless!  

See yall Friday at 111 Minna from 5pm-9pm... Willie Maze be spinning with the Look Out Weekend crew! Copies of the book will be available for $30, ($45 in stores) cop one and get it signed by the artists in the book! 

Q-Tip - Renaissance Rap (Remix feat. Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, & Lil Wayne)
Finally, well you just need to hear this... Dope posse cut in the tradition of "The Symphony"