Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Words of the Year has there word of the year poll running and you'll never guess what's been nominated. Hyphy! In cased you missed this one, here's the definition:

Hyphy -- It's a style of hip-hop, born in Oakland and spread throughout the Bay Area (aka the Yay Area), that's gone national. It's also a hyperactive, wild way of acting at clubs and sideshows. This video by hyphy pioneer Keak da Sneak gives the idea.

If you don't know, now you know. In case you are the biggest dork in the world, you can click here and vote for it.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Mixtapes for Dummies

Here's an interview with the Demolition Men all about their mixtape hustle. I've never heard of this shit called YO!TV, but I think they might want to consider replacing that girl host.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

The Crash

This isn't news to anyone who stays up on the internet hip hop game, but for those who don't know, The Coup and Mr. Lif had a terrible crash while on tour a few days back. Every site out there has already posted some type of story on the event this week, but Boots posted a blog on his MySpace page yesterday with a first hand account of what happened.

Read it here....

They have also set up a Paypal account for those people who might be interested in giving donations since they lost is the holidays.

The Coup - Fat Cats and Bigga Fish

Friday, December 08, 2006

"They Gonna Hate Me" Video


"They Gonna Hate Me"

Monday, December 04, 2006

B.A.R.S. Awards Shut Down After Crowd Gets Too Hyphy

I'm not really surprised to hear the B.A.R.S. Award show was shutdown this year. I didn't think San Mateo was really the best place to have this go down and security might have overreacted to whatever was going on, but people need to learn how to act. Maybe next year Bay Area, you almost did something big.

Problems arose when uninvited guests and entourage members jumped on stage as artists were performing, and when fights broke out among the crowd. E-40 and San Quinn, who have both been equally vocal in the past about the urgency for the Bay to come together, were unsuccessful in their pleas to calm down the crowd.

"It just got too hyphy," said Guce of Bullys Wit Fullys. "It was too hard for people to control themselves; once they hear the music it takes over them mentally and physically."