Monthly Archives: December 2006

James Brown R.I.P.

As all of you are aware, James Brown passed away Christmas morning after being hospitalized for pneumonia. James Brown will be missed by all music communities. Especially being that he was credited as a major contributor to hip hop through his being and having been sampled by groups such as the Beastie Boys, Rakim, Snoop Dogg, BDP, Ice Cube, Public Enemy and the list goes on. Famed director Spike Lee has signed on to shoot a movie about the late James Brown, titled “Godfather Of Soul,” according to Daily Variety, scheduled for production in 2008.

An innovator unlike any the world had ever seen, his list of accomplishments is incredible. Being one of the first artists inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and consistently topping the charts with hits like “Please, Please, Please” and “Living in America” makes James Brown more than the Godfather of Soul but a Godfather of music itself. James Brown you will be missed. Even in passing you will still be the hardest working man in music that this world has been blessed to see. And even the hardest working man must rest. May you rest in peace. Thank you….


Help The Coup Recover

While on tour Oakland based hip hop group, The Coup, got into an accident where their tour bus crashed and burned all of their belongings. They need your help. Their MySpace page has a link to make a donation and help the cause. Support the Coup!

Pharoahe, Nas & Ghostface

New Pharoahe Monch 2nd single “Desire” off his new on SRC Records 2007 album.

Real Audio


Our friends at are looking for die hard Nas fans to be part of his mini-concert on Jimmy Kimmel Live Friday, December 15th. Jimmy Kimmel Live features celebrity guests, cutting edge performers, like Nas, with plenty of surprises, panic, and general pandemonium. The best part is, Nas will play anywhere from 3-5 songs for you.

If you are interested in seeing Nas in person and being a part of the Jimmy Kimmel Live audience, please visit and follow these simple steps:

* Click the 1iota TV Shows button
* Click the Jimmy Kimmel Live logo
* Choose the Nas event link to request tickets

Remember, BE QUICK, because space is EXTREMELY LIMITED!!


Win a Ghostface t-shirt by emailing for contest entry. Ghostface’s More Fish album in stores now!.

Ghostface More Fish Commercial:

Nike: 25 Yrs of Air Force 1

On Friday November 10, 2006, Nike provided select members of the public with a Nike Air Force 1 stroll down memory lane also providing a glimpse into the future of the very infamous NIKE product. January 2007 marks the official b>25 Year Anniversary for the Nike Air Force One from the year of its inception.

Invitees attending the exclusive event entered through a fluorescent lighted hallway decorated with photos of the first (B) Ballers to wear the shoe in 1982. Followed by clips of the first commercials for the shoe. That hallway lead to a room emulating a basketball court. Different models of the Nike Air Force 1 were on display within the walls. The progression of design models shows the journey of the shoe from its white on white original onto its multiplication in a variety of stitching and colors.

Visitors were then invited to view a documentary made by Thibaut De Longeville, Director of “Just For Kicks”. The newer NIKE-branded film highlights the history and significance of the Nike Air Force One. Narrated by shoe connoisseurs Bobbito, Run DMC, and others. We next move into a room unveiling two of the most elaborately designed Air Force Ones. Each costing $2000, coming in crocodile and anaconda Both have gold plating on the shoe lace tips and are made in Italy by a diligent and passionate shoe maker as another documentary showed on the wall.

Lastly, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Air Force One, the Air Force 25′s are revealed. As Bobbito says in the film, the key to Nike’s success with the Air Force 1 and the reason for its lasting presence in our culture is simple: you make a comfortable shoe, and it looks good…. people are going to buy it.

Introducing Kameron Corvet

Highly coveted debut album from Kameron Corvet entitled Sayingthings is released worldwide, available nationwide through all of the main sources of music retailers. As Corvet begins another phase of promotion beginning in Paris next month, with his acclaimed acoustic show, advanced copies of Sayingthings will be available exclusively through

This offer is for a limited time only and all albums purchased through the website will also receive free digital down loads of Corvet’s acoustic EP “Simplement” which is ONLY available on the website! An early masterpiece from an underground hero, Sayingthings, gathers musical strands from all over the pop universe placing them into unadorned remarkably intimate stream-of-consciousness musings melodies.

Hailed by many as one of the best albums to come out of the Atlanta underground it encompasses all that makes album listening a memorable journey. It provides a platform for the pop, rock, and soul genres to come together over signature sounds and lyrical messages that express love and life’s sense of urgency. He transcends the acoustic/neo-soul scene into the hugely grooving world of rock where electric guitars and break beats cleverly adorn tracks with sultry vocals, pristine live instrumentation and ingenious concepts.

Art Basel, Miami

There are some cool events happening in Miami during Art Basel this year December 7-10th. On Thursday 12/7, Scion presents Skywalkers by FriendsWithYou a unique parade featuring 12 blimps with the parade route moving along the Miami Beach shoreline and proceeding tp the The Savoy Hotel… more