5000 Whats???: AKAI’s Latest MPC
JLBarrow • March 05, 2008 • 1 Comment

Six years after dropping the MPC 4000 and months after the portable MPC 500, AKAI Professional has unleashed a new beast. Featuring a 20-voice, 3-oscillator analog synthesizer with arpeggiator and

Smirnoff gets “Criminal Minded” with DJ Premier and KRS-One
JLBarrow • March 05, 2008 • No Comments

NEW YORK, In February the makers of Smirnoff vodka launched an exciting new Smirnoff Signature Mix Series, a campaign pairing three acclaimed rappers with contemporary beat- maestros to

Things Fall Together: The Roots preview new album, Rising Down
JLBarrow • March 05, 2008 • No Comments

Last week ?uest Love and Black Thought packed a few lucky reporters into a room at Battery Studios in NYC to hear The Roots new CD, Rising Down. Talib Kweli, DJ

Pete Rock takes over for Eli Manning
JLBarrow • March 05, 2008 • No Comments

"I should have called this New York Giants!" Pete told a crowd recently, and he's right... Everyone from NY knows that our relationship with "new york's finest" (aka the police) is