Saturday, May 23, 2009

Keep Ya Head Up

I really miss Tupac. He music was raw & real, not sugar coated and fake like so much of the hip-hop I hear on the radio these days.

After digging in the crates for some old school funk this week, I stumbled upon a track by a funky dude named Zapp called "Be Alright" I was trying to pinpoint what rapper sampled this beat, then suddenly it dawned on me....PAC on "Keep Ya head Up"

Pac sampled this beat from Zapp and then called on Danny Boy to sing the chorus from an old school soul track from The Five Stairsteps, "Ooh Child"

Check out Pac's version, and compare the old tracks he sampled from. Email me which version you like better!! I must say... even though I love Pac, I'm feeling Zapp's version the best.

Hit Up Itunes or Amazon and buy some Tupac!

Tupac- Keep Ya Head Up

Zapp- Be Alright

The Five Stairsteps- O-O-H Child

Disco Rebel: Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris is a true disco rebel. At only 25, he has taken the club scene by storm with his first album, "I created disco" and a whole new slew of remixes that dj's all over the globe are spinning.I had to share these remixes with you all cause they are all bangin!
His Remix of katy Perry's wakin' up in vegas actually makes me like hearing Miss Perry's voice.

Buy His albums here..Calvin Harris on Amazon

Be on the lookout for his new album dropping later this year.

Cut Copy- Hearts on Fire (Calvin Harris Remix)

Passion Pit- The Reeling (Calvin Harris Remix)

Katy Perry- Waking up in Vegas (Calvin Harris Remix)

Style Profile: "Lauren Marie Pelaez" Photos by Nik Martiez, Styling by Stephanie Farah

Here at beScene, we are always looking for new models and fresh faces to work with.

Lauren Marie Pelaez is an up an coming model out of Miami, who just recently did a photoshoot with my my main man Nik Martnez.

Here is his portrayal of the shoot....

What can I say, working with Lauren was probably one of the funniest moments I've enjoyed in a long time. Our goal of this photoshoot was more of a "zombie" looking person. We found this great abandoned asylum that was all broken down and tagged up w/ graffiti so we though it should do the trick. Along for the ride was a great friend of ours, Stephanie Farah who was the MUA & Stylist for the shoot. She is currently attending The Art Institute, majoring in Fashion and is excellent at what she does. Lauren was very energtic, alive, expressive and comfortable with anything I shot at her. She was ready for whatever and is someone I will be working with more in the near future for upcoming projects.

Check out Nik's Flickr here.. Flickr

Old School Promo Vinyl- Slick Rick

Nick Flash will be sharing his Vinyl Collection with you from week to week.

Here is a classic record of "The Show" Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh's first single.

This record is one that really influenced myself & many hip hop artists, and helped pave the way for a new generation of rapers & beatboxers.

Be sure to go to Itunes & purchase Slick Rick's classic album, "The Great Adventures of Slick Rick"

Till then, here's "The Show", fresh off Nick Flash's Vinyl.

Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh - La-Di-Da-Di

Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh- The Show

Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh- The Show {Instrumental}

If you Listen to Biggies hit "hypnotize" you can tell he sampled the hook from the lyrical Professor, Slick Rick"

Remember this Old School MTV hip hop week commercial??

Linus Loves VH1 & Fleetwood Mac

After Asking the Question "What are you listening to at the moment?" on Twitter the other day, one of my old friends sent me a list of tracks. One song he was jamming out to was in particular was "VH1" by Linus Loves.

Linus Loves sampled one of my favorite groups of all time Fleetwood Mac on VH1 with their smash hit "Big Love"

Have a listen to Linus Loves and Fleetwood Mac by clicking on the links below, Enjoy!

Linus Loves Vh1

Fleetwood Mac- Big Love

Fleetwood Mac- Big Love "Live"

Bonus Track- Linus Loves- Sexyback

Be sure to go to I tunes and Pick up a copy of Linus Loves "Sexyback"

And be sure to BUY any and ALL fleetwood mac albums you can afford.

Start by Checking out "Rumors" "Greatest Hits" and their Live album "The Dance"

It will bring tears to your eyes, trust me!!


-----Nick Flash-------