I think Memorial Day is a great day every year, i’ll tell you why. I have family who has served over seas. Who are in the military. I have close friends who served over seas. And know friends who are overseas and who are waiting to be shipped out to fight in our name, for our freedom, for our lives. There is nothing more I can write to make you understand how important it is to be thankful today to our veterans and future vets. Even if it’s not a war for our freedom, they are our states men fighting over seas.

The biggest real life heroes.

Bonus:

Previously: Central Soul Mixshow Return of the best..

Another week, another memorable show. On this week’s show Web and Benjamin talk about the independent artist grind that they’re all too familiar with and DJ L.E.C.H.E. tears it down with all new music from Web, Eminem, Joell Ortiz, Skyzoo, Raekwon, J DIlla (RIP) and many others. Tune in to http://centralsoulmixshow.podomatic.com every Sunday evening for new episodes. To submit music to the show or share your opinion, hit us at centralsoulmixshow@gmail.com.


By djleche at 2009-05-17

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The first post in a new segment: “Straight From The Blog: Chopping it up” Where the “Yet Unsigned” introduces themselves. Two Categories in one post. “I does this.”

Quick Intro:

I got this email from E.A.R.T.H. management, along with various (tons) of other music and links from other artists, Thursday night with one of their songs “sextin’ after textin’ “. As usual I listened to it with a skeptic ear but known the less played it twice then four times… haha. It caught my ear. I was later finding myself searching links and posts to other E.A.R.T.H. material. E.A.R.T.H. stands for E.verything A.round R.evolves T.hru H.ip Hop. They are a Southern Cali Hip Hop group. Reminds me of De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, Outkast. So I’m sharing with you guys on my blog:

E.A.R.T.H. :


By djleche at 2009-05-16
(left to right) Ro Tone, NoE, Write Words, Double Negative

First off thank you for taking the time to be the first Interview on my new blog site : Leche Is Chillin. (reference to milk dee song “milk is chillin” from top billin’)

Here we go:

    Who is E.A.R.T.H. and where did that name come from? How did the group meet and start?

Ro Tone:
E.A.R.T.H. stands for Everything Around Revolves Through Hip hop, We are a group of 4 emcee’s (Write Words, Double Negative, NOE, Ro Tone) that all love hip hop. We all met at the University of California Riverside all at different times. We were just a bunch of young cats that appreciated rhyming and because of that we would all meet up and start freestyling together or just lay down tracks for fun. We used be those dudes at the party always battling cats or cyphering outside. That’s how we got down. The original E.A.R.T.H. Crew used to be around 9 people deep but as you can see, as the years went on the numbers started to dwindle as well.

    How long have you guys been fans hip hop? Let me rephrase that: Do you remember your first contact with Hip Hop?

Ro Tone:
I’ve been a true fan of hiphop since 94, about since I was about 11 years old. I started rhyming when I was 13 but I didn’t get good until I was about 16 years old. I was a big wu-tang fan and I had all the wu records, even the affiliates. My first contact with hiphop was when my cousin Simon put me on to the Dre Day record. I don’t know how he was allowed to play that tape at that age (he was born in 83 like me) but yea, that was the “first” memorable hip hop exposure. When I heard the lyrics, I was shocked but at the same time the music sounded real raw so it captivated me.

Write Words:
As an immigrant, I’ve been a fan of hip hop since I got introduced to the underground scene. I remember printing out lyrics
of Bone Thugs & Harmony and reciting Bizzy’s rap. The culture itself especially the bboying, graffiti, djing and beatboxing
got me hook into hiphop. I tried bboying, grafitti when I was young but I got into the mcing of things because
I did spoken word.

Double Negative:
I have been a major fan of hip hop since a kid. My older brother would bump Wu-Tang, Rakim & Eric B, De La Soul, etc.. That was the beginning of my hip hop experience, and I just fell in love with it ever since.

NoE:
I bought a tape of “the chronic” by Snoop and Dre and it was over.
Actually my mom bought the tape for me..

    What are some artists that inspire you and continue to inspire you?

Ro Tone:
Past, well I have to put the whole wu tang movement. Everyone that was in wu had something about them that made me want to spit. Dan the automator, Dr. Dre, DJ Quik, HI-Tek etc…I mean I would literally listen to how they put the albums together, not just the lyrics but production, artwork, beats, cadences, flow all that. I mean there were alot of dope cats and still are alot. Noreaga’s N.O.R.E. album was banging, Prince Paul’s Prince Among Theives showed me how to think outside the box as far as concepts and structure are concerned. There are so many I could name…ATCQ, De La Soul, Diggable Planets, Fat Joe’s Don Cartagena was hella dope. E-40 was and still is killing. E-40 had been known on the west for a long time before people outside of Cali started messing with him heavily. He used to do records with alot of San Diego cats like Lil Cs and Jayo Felony. As far as grind is concerned, I know I heavily respected the Living Legends crew and what they were accomplishing without a major record label. Man….too many to name.

Write Words:
Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Ice Cube, Biggie, Tupac, Canibus, Talib Kweli, Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul are some of the artists that have influence me.
Even Saul Williams because I am into poetry. In addition, Jay-Z, T.I. and I love Busta Rhymes energy when he performs.

Double Negative:
Well, I was born and raised in California, so the West Coast music has had a huge impact on me as well. Cats like: Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg (old snoop), Dogg Pound, Too Short (old too short), WC, etc.. But, I have never really discriminated on coasts. I got love for the East coast too: Rakim, Wu-Tang (all of them fools), Roots, Redman, etc.

NoE:
Snoop, Dre, Outkast, E-40, grouch, murs,
tupac, biggie, talib kawli, common, the roots, camron, jay z,
devin the dude, Brotha lynch hung, man even some rock groups cant
remember unless i hear them though.

    Some say you guys remind them of De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest , Outkast, myself being one of them. How do you respond/feel about that?

Ro Tone:
I take it as a compliment. I mean all of these dudes are legendary so…if we are reminding cats of legends then that is definitely a good sign. I think that means we are on a good path and we should continue to put out good music.

Write Words:
We appreciate it and take it as a compliment to be compared to such great Hip hop legends, but we always felt like our music
is not what you hear in the mainstream nor underground in the past or present.
I feel like our music is really different because of our production and the creativity
we deliver in our songs.


Double Negative:

I appreciate the love. Considering, these groups are legends, it makes us look at our music in a light that we can be that big.

NoE:
It’s an honor to be compared to some of the greatest groups of all time
in any genre.

    Any stories from the road you guys would like to share?

Ro Tone:
One time we were on the greyhound to do a show in Oklahoma (yea we didn’t have a tour bus) and an older white lady started hitting on me and offered me a pair of socks….it was random.

Write Words:
Well, when we did the MTVU Campus Invasion Tour in Atlanta in 2007, we got to hang out with Rich Boy and Crime Mob
backstage and people asking for autographs was kinda weird because we’re your average folks
who happen to enjoy making music for the masses to hear.

NoE got hug by a random kid on the greyhound bus on the way to OK state. HAHA

Double Negative:

Greyhound to Oaklahoma. 36 hour drive.. babies crying, and people that stink.. enough said..

NoE:
From smokin with crime mob in the ATl, to sippin with Local artist
Uncle phil in the OK state, to many stories through the years not to
include all the capers in california.

    Hip Hop albums you’re looking forward to this year?

Ro Tone:
All the albums I’m working on (lol) ummm…I really want Detox to come out…but I don’t know if that will happen. It’s real difficult to know what albums are coming out because it seems like there is no such thing as release dates anymore. All of a sudden, a new album pops out and I didn’t even know that one was in the works

Write Words:
Of course, I’m actually looking forward on how our album Grass Roots is going to look like
after years of working at it.
I’m kinda looking forward for that Eminem Relapse and Detox. I would love to hear another Fugees album.
That was on my rotation for like weeks with no skips.

Double Negative:
Im looking forward to our album. As far as other dudes, some of the new shit is wack. So, not really.

NoE:
anything with lil wayne, the cool kids, any westcoast artist
we need a revival out here its alot of artist out here
that got talent, and nobody has never heard of them.

    What are you guys working on now? Another Album? Promotional touring?

Ro Tone:
Just working on new material to hit the blogosphere with. We are still promoting the Grassroots album as well. I’ve been mixing a lot of records for Maurice Meadows and I’ve been working with this cat Sal Filipelli as well. I’m all over the place. Just hit me on twitter/rotone to get at me

Write Words:
We are working on a couple of mixtape submissions. We have a film “Darling Nikki” starring Freddo Starr, theyre
using one of our songs “Feelin Alive”. We got a couple songs on some tv episodes on ON The Flip Side TV
Thanks to Aubrey Anne, the host of it. She really loves our music.
Currently trying to get this Hip Hop Documentary called THE BRIDGE.
They want us to do the soundtrack and also be on the film to be interviewed in July
Definitely be on the lookout. Currently just pushing our album independent and doing some shows here and there.

Double Negative:
Right now, we are making moves doing shows and trying to push the Grass Roots album. We are making songs here and there, but for now there isn’t another album in the process just yet.

NoE:
All of the above, we making money right now…

    Question for each member: What is your favorite E.A.R.T.H. song that you guys recorded?

Ro Tone: “Something That You Do” because it is really our first non hiphop song

Write Words: Well, I like all the songs that we’ve recorded lately. It’s a lot of progression and I like the creativity
of the songs we make. We got a couple of hooks and ideas that aren’t even concrete yet and its really dope.
I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.

Double Negative: Let A Lil Sucka Know.. That was on the first album. I had fun recording that one..

NoE: Whichever one i have yet to record

Once again thank you for chopping it up with me fellas. Make sure you guys hit up links to their music and if you like it, which I’m sure you will, stay tuned and ready for more E.A.R.T.H. music in the future.

Media Links:

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This is the cherry popping (pause) first installment of now my favorite part of this whole blog page.

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Previously: Web “The Natural”

Here is another song from the upcoming “Inferno” album which is being giving away (free download) by Web and The Central Soul Team.

We get straight raw lyrics here and the beat is dope also.

click on name below to listen to song:

Web – “Power Music” (produced by Greg “the geek” Loukas)


By djleche at 2009-05-19

When Eminem‘s album got leaked onto the internets I didn’t know what to think. Ight, Em and Dre both told us that they keep a tight hold on their work so that doesn’t happen. Then it does. Doesn’t matter. I listened to the album and its very well constructed. Bottom line: purchase with out a doubt.


By djleche at 2009-05-11

Here is my review:

1. Dr. West
Great Introduction and opening to the Relapse. The dialogue and performance has to be heard to be appreciated. Take’s us into:

2. 3 AM
Eminem wakes up realizing its only a nightmare. You get a glimpse into what Dr. Dre has been working on.

On what this album Relapse has to offer in terms of Eminem lyrics, Em said he wanted to pick out tracks that challenged him. He parked on this beat.

You can watch the chillin 3am video by clicking here

3. My Mom
Hits you with the Dre right in the face first couple of seconds. Then Eminem lays down a nice hook over it, “my mom“. This isn’t another song taking shots at his mom. Okay maybe it is, Em tells about his addiction to volume which he unwillingly inherits from his, or like he puts it: my mom loved volume and lots of drugs, that’s why I am like I am cuz I’m like her. Eminem paints a vivid picture in your mind throughout the song.

4. Insane
Because he just told you about his mom it’s only right now we hear about his dad?. Has he spoke about his dad before? I can’t remember. I’m pretty sure most of the stuff he talks about in this song is fiction. I’m hoping. His dad is insane. Rated NC-17. This song is…. Insane.

5. Bagpipes From Baghdad
The bagpipes sample is fucking insane. As a future producer, that was the first thing I noticed. Well anyone would notice that first, it’s in the title and you hear it as the song starts. He goes in at Nick Cannon’s wife, Mariah Carey first couple lines whole first verse, main point of song.ha. And I love it. Nick is a idiot instead of calling (“I’m going to son”)Eminem out he should just shut the hell up and take a compliment about his wife. Even if its from a insane crazy rhyme sayer. I think its a compliment. “Nick you had your fun”. This shit is dope. Eminem‘s spits crazy lyrics behind a dope soundtrack.

6. Hello
Okay the boom bap is nice on this as well. What can you expect if Dr. Dre is behind the sound? Quality. I also like the DJ scratch in it. Eminem reintroduces himself on this track, per say. Well he never meant to leave you. Another great track so far as we are given a breather with a skit.

7. Tonya (skit)
Who is Tonya and why is she getting tortured?

8. Same song and dance
Tonya is a metaphor for someone. Once again we are invited into the world of Eminem. Shots at , Mentions Lindsey Lohan, Britney Spears. If you get a mention in one of Em’s ryhmes that just means he was thinking about you at the time. Don’t get your panties in a bunch, Nick. Well okay maybe if your married to Mariah Carey. I smile as I write that. As he explained on one of his interviews during the promo run. Was either here in the states or across the seas in Europe, Germany somewhere. I can’t recall exactly. How should he let you know he has a crush on you? Cut off his ear and mail it to you? Hot Track.

9. We Made You
This is the single We Made You. Eminem always uses the same formula every album. First single we hear from Slim Shady, then we get more of Eminem in the album. Not to say We Made You is not good. Its Em come on. Genious.

Jessica Simpson sing the Chorus:

10. Medicine Ball
I like the melody behind the drum kit in this one. “..I guess its time for you to hate me again, let’s begin now hand me the pen. How’s does it begin in and where does it all end..?” haha Once again he goes after Christopher Reeves. How many people will start to watch Superman 1, 2 after that? I will. I want to be Superman. Couple other mentions of other people. Like Madonna. Everyone is so sensitive when Eminem mentions you in their ryhmes… NICKeloden (get it?). haha. This track flows nice. Em puts Paul to work again:

11. Paul (skit)
He quits after hearing album. Mentions Christopher Reeve, incest and not being able to defend Em this time. haha. Nice.

12. Stay Wide Awake
“…soon as my flow starts, I compose’a like the ghost of Mozart..” Talks about going into Central Park in NYC after following a placenta scent. On a killing spree. Blood thirst. I can’t get over how dope the flow on this track in every line. It’s like composed by the ghost of Mozart. Later verses change but one verse after verse another is genious in lyrical content and flow. This is only track 12.

13. Old Times Sake featuring Dr. Dre
West coast legend Dr. Dre features on this track. Dre drop that beat and scratch that break. Eminem mentions Dungeons on this track, which I started playing. Which is pretty cool. I keep hearing about it more and more. Notice it more. Anyhow, Dr. Dre and Eminem go back and forth on the verses. I kept thinking, having deja vu of Eminem albums back and NWA. Another great track. Which bridges Must be the Gangja. Who has the best 420? West.

14. Must Be The Gangja
The snare of this track is ill. The high pitch scream creeping up in the back is dope also. Dr. Dre is ill behind the boards. I couldn’t get over the track enough to bring you a good enough review. This track is fucking insane. One of my favorate tracks on album. “..it must be the gangja its the marijuana that’s creeping up on me while I’m so high..”

15. Mr. Mathers
Don’t know what it was but Mr. Mathers is down for the count. 0.42 seconds first response medical team tries to get a response from Mr. Mathers.

16. Deja Vu
Em shares his experience with addiction. Paints a vivid picture about it. Damn this track is important for anyone who suffers from addiction. I recommend giving a good listen. Great production. Real lyrical content. I hear Marshal Mathers on this track.

17. Beautiful
This song starts with a intro from Paul Rodgers, Brian May from the song “reaching out”. This song was written for a charity. Another track that comes deep from within the heart of Marshal Mathers. Marshal takes you into his journey through witty lyrics. Flow is again really great on top of a snap snare clap beat that’s great also. Would you like to trade shoes with Marshal? He thinks you wouldn’t fit into them. Respect. Don’t ever say you ain’t beautiful. God gave you shoes that fit you. Wear them and be proud of who you are.

18. Crack a Bottle
The first leaked song from Relapse. Most of you if not every single one of you heard this and was glad Eminem was back with another album.

19. Steve Berman (skit)
Em goes to see Steve Berman

20. Underground/Ken Kaniff
“A lot of people ask me where the fuck I’ve been at the last few years…shit I’m here now…” The background music during the chorus is so dope. Eminem‘s tongue twisting lyrically rhyme saying is so dope on this track. This dude is a lyrically genius. Great timing, delivery and content. “tell the critics i’m back and coming” At the end of the track there is a surprise serenade Em gives that has to be heard.

Bottom Line:
Eminem always gives us the same formula. First single is always a entertaining celebrity jab for the fans. We get Slim Shady first. Not to say Slim Shady is not dope because even when Em is layyed back having fun he still delivers dope lyrics. Second single is usually more serious and goes deeper into the creative artistic mind of Marshal. When you listen to the rest of the album and as you get closer to the end, you get real raw Eminem. Eminem is always real but you get a glimpse into the life and heart of Eminem.

This album is a purchase without a doubt. No limewire, no torrent download, no itunes, fuck that go out and buy the damn thing. This shit is a masterpiece. Every track is ill. You won’t find another album like it on May 19th. Get your ass to the store and purchase it, fuckers. πŸ™‚

I can’t say I have a favorite track I enjoyed listening to the whole thing from track 1-21.

Previously: Web “The Natural”

The Central Soul Mixshow is back at it again.

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After another unplanned break, Web, Benjamin Arce & DJ L.E.C.H.E. are back in full effect. On this week’s show Web and Benjamin discuss the recent war of words between Method Man & Joe Budden and DJ L.E.C.H.E. gives you more than enough reasons to be in the record store this Tuesday with new music from Web, Eminem, Royce Da 5’9″, Method Man & Redman, Busta Rhymes and Camp Lo. Tune in to http://centralsoulmixshow.podomatic.com every Sunday evening for new episodes. To submit music to the show or share your opinion, hit us at centralsoulmixshow@gmail.com.

Some early stages of scratching, djing, from the movie Beat Street which followed Wild Style.

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