In this last 10 years so much has happened to the Hip-Hop industry, the wave of internet downloads, the more rapid death of the Vinyl DJ, the rise of 'Ringtone Rappers', losing some of the greats, artists falling off...the list goes on.
im gonna start this with a dude that i personally think has fell off if that is the right thing to say, personally, even though he has made himself through this time he dont seem hungry but he dont have to be anymore but still Busta Rhymes (i think he lost his powers when he cut off his dreads)
(just my opinion)
We sadly lost some of the best things to happen to the industy, from the days before, to great emcees', and producers
J DILLA AND BAATIN JAMES BROWN PROOF ODB JAM MASTER JAY LEFT EYE BIG PUN
Okay dont me wrong there are a lot more but it would of been a very long post, its late im tired and all that but yeah i know Michael Jackson died aswell, hes pop i said Hip Hop but still R.I.P
Special Guests JEHST performing live Featuring Jazz T & Micall Parknsun MR THING (Extended Players)
With Resident DJs DJ 279 (Choice FM) Spin Doctor (The Doctor's Orders) Snuff (Speakers Corner / End Of The Weak) & Trill London hosting Room 2
The re-launch of On The Real back in November was an incredible night as the crowds packed in to party to the best line up of residents on the Hip-Hop scene. They were blessed by selections of real underground bangers that have become the trademark of The Doctor’s Orders events and seen their popularity rise and rise.
This month as a couple of our residents tour Australia we call some incredible subs off the bench in the shape of one of the UK’s most talented MC’s and The Doctor’s Orders favourite DJ. With both Jehst and Mr Thing holding things down for us this is sure to be another roadblock.
Jehst has been at the pinnacle of the UK Hip-Hop scene since his 1999 debut EP and does not spend any time looking down, only forward. With a unique lyrical style and content his debut LP, 2003’s “Falling Down” became and instant classic and he has been following that with a solid output that is the envy of many of even the UK’s finest MC’s. As entertaining on stage as he is on disk he is joined by Micall Parknsun and former ITF champion Jazz T that will also be blessing us with a set of his party rocking stylings.
Mr Thing has blessed more parties by The Doctor’s Orders than anyone other than resident Spin Doctor and there is a simple reason for that, he is so damn good it is hard not to book him! A great producer, battle DJ, club DJ and as friendly a guy as you could hope to meet there really are no reasons not to keep him coming back and the crowds agree and come with him.
DJ 279 has been rocking the airwaves since 1992 on London’s Choice FM. With MOBO nominations coming thick and fast `alongside other awards throughout the year and gigs around the world it is fair to say that Numbers has the ear of the underground with every MC worth his weight in gold plaques coming though the show to shout out London. His sets at On The Real have become a highlight of the night and always leave the dance-floors sweating and smiling.
Spin Doctor is the driving force behind the phenomenal success of The Doctor's Orders and while not planning domination of the UK's party scene is most at ease behind a set of decks. The early influence of his 5 older brothers and sisters record collections developed into an obsession with soul tinged music of all styles which he uses to this day when treating dance-floors to his fearless sets of party platters.
DJ Snuff is an esteemed figure in UK Hip-Hop culture. After founding the notorious 'Speakers Corner' event in London he has become a key player in the international Hip-Hop movement 'End Of The Weak'. A true-school scratch DJ and crate digger known worldwide for rocking MC cyphers with the leading names of today and tomorrow, representing the raw no-sellout side of Hip-Hop in his energetic club sets. If you don't know, then you don't know much.
Trill is hosted by a pair of brothers that are some of London’s hungriest and most knowledgeable promoters. Their night is dedicated strictly to West Coast and Dirty South Hip-Hop from Crunk to G-Funk. With residents including South London MC Genesis Elijah and Hip-Hop Karaoke’s Rob Breezy. The Trill family offer the perfect room 2 alternative for those that want to get crunked up!
I have been a big fan of Black Milk for a long time i have his mixtapes, beat tapes, albums etc! seen him perform live (which was off the hook) the new year will be fire for Black Milk lets hope people will start to here that real music!
What is a Sneakerhead? A sneakerhead is anybody who actively enjoys collecting sneakers. They love sneakers as much as a Star Trek fan loves dressing up as a Klingon and trekking to conventions. Sneakerheads have been around for decades, but there have been changes in the behaviors of sneaker geeks of the late 80s and 90s, to those that have sprouted in just the past 3 years. Here's just a few observations from the bench: 1.Change of Laces Today's sneakerhead wants to know where to find all the up-to-the-minute trendiest sneakers that everyone is talking about, while yesterday's sneakerhead wanted to personally find gems nobody knew about.
2. Change of Value Yesterday's sneakerhead shopped around for deadstock and exclusive finds that were a steal, while today's sneakerhead will deal or steal any which way they can to drop $500 on a pair of kicks. Back in the day, a sneakerhead would seldomly spend more than $100 on sneakers, unless they were a Jordan fan. Other than that, anything under $20-$50 was considered a sneakerhead's rubber dream.
3. Change of Cool Yesterday's sneakerhead bought sneakers because the colors were cool, the style was cool, and they fit cool. Today, the driving force behind the sneaker craze is HYPE, not true coolness.
4. Change of Love Today's sneakerhead buys primarily Nike, while yesterday's sneakerhead bought hip-hop and skate classics like Puma, Vans, and Adidas (Clydes, Gazelles, Shelltoes, Campus, Sk8 His). The old school sneaker collector started with those mentioned sneakers, or Jordans. While today's sneaker collector typically starts with Dunks, Air Max, AF1s - all Nike. Many of them look at their sneaker collections as investments, while yesterday's collector bought them to be worn.
5. Change of Purpose Yesterday's sneakerhead stored their collections under their beds or closets. Today's sneakerhead stores their kicks in cases and personalized shelves. The old school sneakerhead also used to consolidate the usage of their sneakers down to ONE versatile pair, wear it out, then grab something else. They preserved to conserve, while today's sneakerhead has a sneaker for every divine purpose.
6. Change of Direction Today's sneakerhead looks to see whatever Kayne West is wearing, while the old school sneakerhead used to look east to scour web sites and stores in languages they didn't understand just to get Asian market releases that were not avail in the west.
7. Change of Location Today's sneakerhead has access to upscale sneaker boutiques with fine wood, glass and metal motifs. Yesterday's sneakerhead had the local shop that used to be a Chinese takeout or the athletic store in the mall. Back then, sneakerheads also scoured athletic catalogs like Eastbay, soccer trades, and CCS for all the cool discounted kicks in colorways the jocks didn't care much about -- unless they were in their "team colors".