Monday, March 24, 2008

Year Round

Been digitizing a bunch of my records's a little mix of tracks from the extended Gang Starr foundation, Year Round Records, etc., listed below in order of appearance.

Blaq Poet - Watch Your Back (DJ Premier, Year Round)
Cashulty - No Win Situation (Sebb, Fat Beats)
Smiley the Ghetto Child - The Wake Up Call (DJ Premier, Fat Beats)
Blaq Poet - Message from Poet (DJ Premier, Year Round)

I know not many people are buying records these days, certainly not as much as in years past, but tracks like these (which seem to be available primarily on vinyl) make trips to the record store worth infrequent as those trips may be. (That being said, record stores are few and far between now too.) Not sure if any of these ever saw CD release or not.  Images may not be great, but I don't have the means to do my own photo scans, so deal accordingly.

Saturday, March 8, 2008


I don't know a whole lot about
DJ Troubl, except that he's French, he won the Allies Beatdown at one point (and some world titles to boot,)and he's an ill DJ/producer.

This was one of a couple joints up on his MySpace some time ago, and if it's at all telling of what else he can do, I can't wait to hear more.

On an unrelated/related note, for a good laugh, peep the Funny Ish section of the old Allies site, Detective Jon Kimble shows all you amateur pranksters how it's done.


Where to start.  I don't normally write a whole lot, so I think I'll keep this brief so as to make it as painless as possible and to keep my ego intact beyond day one.

Welcome to My Soul For Real No Doubt.  This is where I plan to post music-related, video, links, you know the deal.

Me, my name is Mike.  I'm a DJ, been doing it since the mid-90's when I was in high school.  I love music in general, but hip-hop is really my thing.  I love learning about new styles and sounds, and as a DJ, sometimes that's reflected in how I spin records.  At least I'd like to think so.  Much of what this blog will be about is hip-hop, and how I've grown to understand and love and maybe even live the culture.

Anyways, once again, welcome, and thanks for stopping by.  I hope this blog is as informative, inspirational, and entertaining to you as so many other blogs, outlets, friends, DJs and music lovers are to me.