Monday, December 31, 2012

Mailbomb Records signs J-Draztik

J-Draztik was born and raised in Richmond VA, (now located in Kingsport, TN) started rapping at the age of 14. Since then his style evolved into his own mix of gritty horrorcore /street sound, he performed at the the 2004 Gathering of the Juggalos, and at the same time put out the "Mind Of A Maniak" EP, in 2010 he created his most current body of work entitled "Draztik Timez Draztik Meazurez",and is now currently working on other projects, he loves to make music, and will collab with anybody that has talent.




Sunday, December 23, 2012

Assembling the Basic Beat, Step by Step

1. You can assemble the elements in any order you want, but I tend to work the kick drum track first, then the claps, hats, and snares into a good solid 8 bar pattern. 

2. Then I will put on the bass. Just pick one that has some girth. Later on you will have to find one that fits perfectly with the song.

3. Before going any further, it makes sense to try different grooves and find one you can commit to for the entire beat. Listen for a "lock". That's when you hear something that is so cool you know it can drive the song. There are lots of tricks here. Get to know how your sequencer can use a quantized swing template. Check out my notes on Groove considerations near the end.

4. Then you can add supporting orchestration. Remember, think of a metaphor for your ensemble.

5. Next, copy the 8 bar grooved pattern with its bassline and other elements to make it a 16 bar pattern. You might drop out one of the orchestrated elements for the first 8 bars so it only plays during the second 8 bars.

6. Then, copy the first 8 bar drum pattern to the third 8 bars an start developing a chorus. You might replace drums with others. Replace or alter the bass. Keep the kick but change the snare and claps, adding perhaps a different effect. Now add new supporting orchestration to the chorus.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What are Beats?

This is the most important term to understand in Hip Hop construction, cause if you don't know it, you'll never understand what people are talking about. The Beat is basically, the whole song minus the vocals. It usually includes the following:

1. MIDI Drum patterns or audio drum loops, which comprise the complete drum tracks
2. A Bassline (MIDI sequence typically)
3. Supporting Orchestration (could be synth pads, string sections, horns)
4. Dubs and snips (samples that accent and give character)

The Beat can be long or short. In its shortest form it is 8 bars. If short, it is usually looped over and over again, for as long as the vocalist wants. If long, it may be comprised of different parts for the verse and chorus and may add an introduction, a break, and an ending. Often, the HH song follows classic pop form of Intro (8 bars). Verse (8-16 bars) Chorus (8 bars) Verse (8-16 bars) Chorus (8 bars) Break (2-8 bars) Verse or Chorus (8-16 bars) then ends in a fade out. This structure, called the arrangement, of course, is not written in stone. It can be modified to suit the piece at hand.

What do the vocal tracks consist of in a Hip Hop song?

1. Main vocal: The main vocalist performs the rap
2. Second Vocal: Some songs may have a guest vocal or second vocal that takes a verse
3. Background Vocals: Are often created to give a sense that a whole group is participating
4. Overdubbed vocals: During the chorus and at other parts that the artist wishes to emphasize, the main vocal may be doubled, tripled or even quadrupled

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Vitiate Releases W.H.I.T.E. LP

Vitiate - W.H.I.T.E. CD's, digital downloads, and merchandise available here! I recommend checking it out! Lots of features!!! Amongst the artists to rap over TEKNODROME beats were Vitiate, B-Rhymezz, Celph Titled, & Steven Cooper! And that's just a small list of features on this album!!! [others include: Copywrite, Bekay, Diabolic, Klive Kraven, Evil Intentions & still more! And we can't forget the dope ass video for "Vintage" (another beat by yours truly!) Oh yeah the Itunes version of the album has the Lo Key featured track "The Killers"

If you want to pick up a digital copy to save some money, go here.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

FLy Jay releases album: "The Root"

"The Root" - full length grimey, gritty, street album from his FLyness definitely dropping tomorrow (or today, rather). Jay just promised a few of the beat makers he'd let them hear it first.  Featuring production by Melvin Junko, TEKNODROME / UGLY BEATS, Soleternity, Bravestarr, Platinum Beatz, DJ JB, Sinima Beats and Youngstown's own Mad Fame. Guest features from Jamez Bund, Cut The Check, and Sinima himself.

Free download and or streaming.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Happy 30th Birthday MIDI

Did you know that it was 30 years ago that MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) was born. You could say one of the first types of open source applications that revolutionised how music was made and paved the way to modern music production, sampling and the whole dance music scene.

The idea behind midi and the reason for its success was that it would be a universal standard and allow any device to speak to another thus allowing keyboards and modules form companies who would otherwise be in direct competition to each other.

No longer did everything have to played live but could instead be sequenced and played back. Early home computers such as Atari and Commodore supported MIDI and very soon were not only used in huge recording studios but also gave rise to the now common home studio setup.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Gory Matters Here Horrorcore Beat Tape Collabos

A collection of Horrorcore beats for this beat tape- besides the Flippin March Madness Vol.1 & Vol.2 its the ONLY DOWNLOADABLE beat tape by TEKNODROME. In the same style of Flippin' March Madness Vol.1-- 
The beats for download are tagged-- but, if you the artist enjoys a track Email TEK to use a specific beat from the tape as a collabo offer and a way to further each others music careers! I really want to open the floodgates to get work in with the underground scene.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

FUNK VOLUME'S Dizzy Wright SwizZz Hopsin "Independent Living" Remix

My entry for the FUNK VOLUME Dizzy Wright / SwizZz / Hopsin "Independent Living" Remix contest by & ReverbNation. Be sure to be a nice person and follow me on Twitter: UGLYBEATS. Questions, Inquiries? Email me about it: Go To My Official Website Please be kind and "Like Me" on Facebook


Friday, September 28, 2012

Ghost Smokers Drops "The Mic Holds The Man Vol.3"

C-DASH PRESENTS The Mic Holds The Man Volume 3 is the latest edition to The Mic Holds The Man Saga! This CD features only The Ghost Smokers Crew (10 Members/Lyricist) Since The Last Volume that dropped in 2009 C-DASH recruited an MC (Magneko) & a Beat Weaver (Throb Ugly aka Teknodrome Ugly Beats) & Also another Beat Weaver / Engineer from Switzerland (TReBeats also of The Society of Invisibles). IN ORDER TO SEE WHAT ARTIST IS ON WHICH TRACK / WHO PRODUCED THE BEAT / WHO ENGINEERED THE TRACK PLEASE BE SURE TO EMAIL C-DASH >

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Vitiate drops "Vintage" from upcoming W.H.I.T.E. album

The 7th track off his upcoming debut LP, W.H.I.T.E. The video was shot by A.M. Fine, a great dude whose Twitter is below, hit him up for any video related work. Production of course done by TEKNODROME / UGLY BEATS 




Video Directed By: A.M. Fine @filmsbyfine

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

How To Successfully Record Vocals And Singing

There are a lot of things to take in to consideration when recording vocals to get the sound you want. There is no fast track way to getting a good vocal sound as there are so many variables such as the singer, the room, the equipment and the desired style.

In this post we'll try and present you with a few good tips and tricks that should help you to choose the best way to approach the situation. We also cover a real life recording session with Angie Brown, one of the most respected vocalists on the house music scene. Hopefuly this will give even more insight on how things work during a profession recording session.
Analyze the singer’s Voice

The singer will have the most influence on the final sound, no matter what recording setup is used. The tone of their voice is worth analysing before you start out. What do you like about it? What do you want to enhance?
Deal with unwanted Sibilance

Some vocalists naturally pronounce s’s or ch’s stronger than others. If the vocal sounds particularly harsh in these areas, try and treat beforehand rather than relying on a de-esser later. Asking the singer to stand back from the mic or sing just under or over it can help, but this can also cause the vocal to become a little thin and lose some low end. A better technique might be to ask the vocalist to try and pronounce these sounds differently, just make sure it doesn't have a negative impact on their performance.

Observe the singer’s microphone technique

If you watch an experienced singer record, you will see how they move around the microphone, stepping back or changing the angle to the mic on the loud passages, and getting close up on the quieter phrases. This gives a different sound and also acts as a natural compressor, meaning the equipment doesn't need to work as hard. Again, it all depends on the desired effect. Close up will give a full, detailed sound, and further away will give a more natural sound and pick up more of the room.

Make a joke, keep the singer in the right mood

Singers tend to perform best when they are relaxed and at ease, so try to make a few jokes. If you’re terrible at jokes then great, you looking a bit stupid will probably make them feel more comfortable in themselves! If they have particularly big ego’s, bite your tongue and give them a little massage (their ego’s that is, a shoulder massage could have the opposite effect!) Also, remember that they are human, and they can’t sing forever. Ask regularly how they are feeling, do they want some water? If you can’t get a good take and they are getting frustrated, move on to the next section and come back to it later.

Find the best spot in the room

The room will have a big impact on the sound. Recording in a small untreated room will create all sorts of issues, so spend time getting it to sound the best you can. Ask the singer to sing a few scales as smoothly as they can, and see if any notes jump out as being a lot louder or a lot quieter. Some issues can be hard to treat. Anything below 1khz is going to need some proper broadband absorption or diffusion.

Choose the right gear for the job

The equipment you use can really make the difference between something sounding like it was recorded at home and something that sounds ‘high end’ or ‘expensive.’ That being said, there are some good quality microphones and preamps out there at reasonable prices, (check out sE Electronics and Focusrite) that, in the right hands, can produce great sounding results.

The microphone, preamps and convertors (if recording to digital) all effect how the signal is processed before it reaches its destination. The microphone captures the sound and turns it into an electronic signal, which is then boosted by the preamp, and converted, to digital by an AD convertor. Each one of these processes will have an effect on the sound. Some will sound fairly natural, others will add harmonics and noticeable distortion (tube preamps for example), some will emphasize different aspects of the sound and some will just sound, well, a bit naff. Deciding which is appropriate is often a case of trial of error, and in many cases doing the best with the equipment you have. At the end of the day, if it sounds good, it IS good!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

ICE D - Soldier (The track I got to mix and master)

My homie ICE D ( Artist out of Johannesburg, Africa of Soul Candi Records ) brings this international collabo track "Soldier".  I produced and mixed & mastered this track. He didn't like the engineer he originally had so he asked if I could mix & master it and I did it! He approved of the final mix (what you'll hear below), so its all good!

Be sure to follow him at each his pages here:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What is a VST plugin or VST instrument

What is a VST or VSTI audio plugin ?

VST stands for Virtual Studio Technology and is an interface for integrating audio synths and effects plugins with your digital audio workstation (DAW). In plain English you could simply say its a way to get all those cool hardware effects racks, keyboards and drum machines into your choice of music software such as Cubase, FL Studio or Logic Pro etc.

A very brief history of VST & VSTi

Anyone making digital music prior to 1996 used their DAW to control keyboards and samplers via midi and then routed all their external hardware through a traditional mixing desk. With the release of Cubase 3.02 Steinberg announced the VST interface specification which allowed a new bread of software developers to recreate all those bulky effects units as VST plugins.

A few years later in 1999 they updated things allowing VST plugins to receive midi data. This changed the game even further as it was now possible to recreate keyboards, synths and drum machines too. This upgrade saw the birth of the Virtual Studio Technology Instrument or VSTi for shot.

In more recent years things have moved improved further with VSTs now being able to process audio in 64 bit, allow audio inputs, multiple midi ins & outs and note expression.
How Do you Install A VST plug in Or VSTi

Most VST plugins or instruments are packaged in one of two ways. Smaller plugins come as a single .dll file and are the simplest to install. Most DAWs such as Cubase, FL Studio require you to simply copy and paste the .dll file into a plugins directory within the main folder where you installed your software. Once you have done that you should restart your DAW and then your new plugin will be available to use.

Bigger, more complicated and often more expensive VST plugins and Virtual Instruments are often sold as .exe files that require you to manually install them the same way you would install any other software package. This is more often then not a point and click job though.

Are VST plugins and Instruments as good as the originals ?

There are 1000,s of VST plugins available these days and the quality varies greatly. Some have been made in an afternoon by one guy in his bedroom and given away for free and some developed by large companies and cost an arm and a leg. There are always those people who prefer the original instrument or prefer the hands on approach but in the majority of cases there is no way that many of us could ever get access to such kit. That old Hammond organ with Leslie speakers might be just the sound your after but its never going to fit in your room.

What the VST plugin and instrument developers have tried to do in many cases is to recreate the sound or effects of originals as closely as possible but you'll never get exactly the same experience due to one being real and one being virtual. With that said though VST technology has totally revolutionised the world of music production and it can only get better.

There are also plugins and instruments that could never exist in the physical world and the possibilities are endless.

What do I need in order to use VST plugins or instruments

Pretty much all you need to make use of VST plugins or Virtual Instruments is your choice of DAW. Just about every music production package available these days supports VST technology and many come with their own built in. In order to control things easier a good keyboard or controller is a must. A keyboard with weighted keys will give you more expression and a having controller with plenty of knobs and faders will allow you more control over all your plugins settings. There are plenty of excellent keyboards and controllers around these days to suit every budget so choose something the works for you.

Do I need a powerful computer to use a VST or VSTi

The one thing to take into consideration is that VST plugins and Virtual Instruments are software where their ancestors were all hardware. Your computer and more importantly your sound card is now playing the part of the hardware. Its all down to common sense to make sure you make the most of your current setup. If you try and get a cheap computer with a built in sound card to run too many VSTs it will drag to a halt. Ill write another article about how to improve performance but for now Ill just say uninstall anything you dont need and close any programs you dont need running.

The most important thing you need to get the most our or your VST plugins and Instruments is a decent sound card. Your sound card is going to be doing the bulk of the work so get the best one you can afford. A cheap sound card will result in a delay (latency) between you playing a note on the keyboard and the sound coming our of your VSTi. Make sure you ask for a card with zero latency or adjust the latency settings on your current card for best performance.

Finally I'll just mention again the need for you to balance your use of VST plugins, effects and Virtual Instruments with the power of your system. Too many things running at one time and you'll see your system slow down and your audio glitching.
Any questions or thoughts ?

If you have any questions regarding the use of VST plugins, effects or VST instruments leave a comment bellow. Ill create some more articles when I get a chance on tips and tricks for using VST plugins effectively or to answer any popular questions that crop up.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Vitiate & Anonamix Collab with KLIVE KRAVEN & Killa T on "Underdogs"

Track 2/12 for the Vitiate & Anonamix collab EP, Youth in Asia. This track features Killa T and Klive Kraven, produced by Teknodrome. Please check the links below and support Vitiate and Anonamix. Buy the Youth In Asia EP at the link below!





How to be a RockStar In Twitter

Let me start this post by saying that I am not personally a Twitter rockstar(not yet!); however, I am friends with a lot of people who are, and I’ve been studying their tweeting style for a long time, and I feel like I have a good idea about how a person can develop into a Twitter  rockstar .

Let me also say that you don’t have to have a ton of followers to be a Twitter  rockstar. Since people typically want to follow the  rockstars, they, by default, usually have a lot of followers, but there are always exceptions. Always!

Usually on this type of post, someone will leave me a comment that says, “There are no rules on Twitter, who are you to give everyone rules?” – Let me address this now. It’s true; there are no rules on Twitter. If there ever was a rule, it would probably be to just be yourself. That is the best rule I can think of. These aren’t rules, this is just me sharing my experiences and what I’ve observed from being on Twitter almost everyday for a year, nothing more. 

7 Tips for Becoming a Twitter Rockstar

Have the Basics Covered
Twitter badasses always have their basics covered, no question about it. That means an avatar with their picture (which they don’t change very often), a nice Twitter background and a strong bio with their real name listed in the name field. You won’t find a true Twitter badass that doesn’t have these things done.

Tweet Consistently
Twitter  rockstars tweet consistently, for sure. We all get busy, on days when you don’t much time, just send a tweet to say hello to your followers or send a quick RT. To be a Twitter  rockstar, you have to be committed to Twitter and your followers.

Tweet Interesting and Relevant Content
If you want to become a Twitter  rockstar, you have to tweet great content. Unless you want to take the time to always find that content on your own, you must start filtering your tweets. This is how you filter Tweets: Install Tweetdeck, Seesmic or any one of several Twitter clients and create a column specifically for those peeps that tweet great content so that you won’t miss their tweets. By doing this, in addition to finding your own content to tweet, you will always have great content that you can RT at your fingertips.

It’s All About The Relationships You Build
Twitter  rockstars all understand that it isn’t about how many people follow you, it’s about how you interact with the ones that do. It’s important to be personal and get to know your followers. If you don’t do this, people will not view you as a real person. For example, @GuyKawasaki has over 200,000 followers, but to me, he is a robot (I mean, is he a real person?). He rarely interacts with anyone, and as a result, a lot of people don’t consider him a real part of the Twitter community.

Show Twitter Acts of Kindness
True Twitter  rockstars understand very well that their power is in their kindness. They go out of their way to perform Twitter random acts of kindness, and everyone loves them for it. They are truly what makes Twitter the warm and fuzzy place that it is for so many of us. If you would like to see a list of common Twitter acts of kindness, click here.

Think for Yourself and Be Confident (in a humble kind of way)
Twitter  rockstars are not pressured by anyone else, they think for themselves and they are humble. They don’t get caught up in negativity, they don’t get talked into RT’ing posts that they don’t want to send out and they always think about the value they are providing to their followers. This all shows in the quality of their tweets. This is veryimportant.

Find a Niche
This is not essential for becoming a Twitter  rockstar, although many Twitter  rockstars do find a niche and work it. For example, @AskAaronLee is known for tweeting the best Twitter articles, @krystynchong is known for the music she tweets, @Minervity tweets geeky and design stuff and @kim is known for her #artwalk tweets. Do you have a niche?

There are a lot of Twitter  rockstars in the Twitterverse. I could not list them all here; however, if you are just starting to filter your tweets, and if you need a place to start with good content, here is a short list of peeps to follow who definitely fit this description:

Monday, April 30, 2012

Those Free Beat Downloads Could Hurt You

Those free beats could be bad!
Many artists now will just download a free beat. They don’t bother leasing it or obtaining any rights.

I’m going to give you three reasons why that is a bad idea:

1.It sounds tacky when you rap over a tag.

2.Everyone is going to have the same beat. 
(Thousands of people download the same beat you're downloading)

3.You can get sued it you are using the beat for profit.

You will never get where you want to be if you have that “free” mindset.

Start investing in your career. 
The serious artist's will quickly set themselves apart from the non serious artist's. (I get it we are in a recession, but if you want it bad enough you will make a way.) I’m speaking as an artist who is also a producer.  I’m not telling you anything that I don’t do. I have to copyright beats and license them with A.S.C.A.P. myself. So I know how hard it is but I still find a way!

Your hottest songs will probably be on the beats you purchased anyway. Why’s that you may ask? Because you invested your money into a beat and you don’t want to waste your money. I know I don’t like to waste money I’m conservative.

Thanks for reading please share and check back for more. I’m doing my best to bring you advice, tips, and resources to help you become successful without a major record label.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Gramzz adds "One Of A Kind" to "Anything's Possible" Mixtape

If you remember Gramzz had a feature spot on "Make It Rain" now he's following up that collabo with this addition to his "Anything's Possible" Mixtape!!! This one's an R&B track-- yes you heard it a baby maker! Its called "One Of A Kind" With a Feature from Aaron Oliver of Lousiana. 

The Gramzz: 
Brooklyn, NY

Aaron Oliver:
Rustin, LA

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Vitiate & Anonamix - "The Killers" ft. Lo Key [cuts by TMB]

Vitiate & Anonamix - The Killers ft. Lo Key (prod. yours truly) [cuts by TMB] is here! Lead single for the Youth In Asia EP! Support and listen, spread it around, and get ready for an amazing EP! To find about the artists keep reading!


Record Label: Goldminded Records
General Manager: Fiswat

LO KEYSince 1999, Lo Key has released over 13 solo albums and 12 group albums including the widely popular "MISSION : INFECT" which he also created in 2004.  Over the span of 12 years, he has performed over 350 shows in 26 states across America. In addition, Lo Key has toured nationally with Psychopathic Records in 2006 to an overwhelming fan reaction.

TMBfrom South West London, United Kingdom. He started out collecting Hip hop vinyl records in 1985 and began fooling around with turntables and learned how to scratch and mix and bust tricks. As Turntablism evolved he watched and learned from his idols like Cash Money and Qbert. He is the founder and creator of the U.K. underground Hip hop group The Region of Kings. He has more recently collaborated with artists such as Swann, La Dog, RipShop, LCOB,Trilian, Edd Bundy, Terror Mob, Godilla, Motion, Grindhouse Gang and more. Now he is a part of the Redphone Records Family... watch him now!!!

Press Contact:

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fly Jay's "Spirits" first single from "Reality Rap TV"

Follow him @itsFLyJay
First single from "Reality Rap TV" collabo album we are working on together. If you remember "Flyest Jay" was just the promo lead-in! "Spirits" has been played on Youngstown Internet Radio Station: . Be sure to also show Jay some love by hittin' up his website:

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Vitiate & KillaT collabo track "What Kinda Life?"

Follow him @MCVitiate
By now you're all familiar with my homie Vitiate-- as we've worked on tracks "Pathological Killer", "Killin' You" together with many more to come! So to the story.  Vitiate had chosen the track originally titled "Make You A Deal" (from "Flippin' March Madness Vol.1") He had slated a singer to work with on the track but they had schedule conflicts for whatever reasons. Which lead to this killa collabo with "Don't Fu[n]k Up Our Beats" 2012 (TOP 25 FINALIST)" - "KillaT."

Follow him @KillaTdogg
KillaT - Representing his own group Bad News Ent (himself, NyquilL & Lang Lo) along with other representing members. Also representing HTR Hy Town Records, running New England Underground making low budget look fresh!


Saturday, March 3, 2012

I remixed Katy Perry's "E.T." FREE DOWNLOAD

I got bored and took this pop acapella I had and added my own music around it. Of course I really didn't listen to the original track as I am very behind on new pop music! Mainly because what I did hear while I worked at John Kelly Chocolates (2009)- on the top 40 radio I wasn't into alot of it! Anyways this is another free download, enjoy! Or hate my face. Whatever!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Flippin March Madness Vol. 2

March 2012-- I'm back at it again this year tearing up these samples likes it going out of style!  Last year was such a good run figured I would do it again! Now just to get some collabos on last years tracks-- then we'll see if I set this beat tape as free download or just sell the beats later? Who knows? Here's what's done so far:

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Kutt Calhoun shouts out to me on Twitter

I'm telling you is the shit! Although, I was upset to hear Kutt wasn't gonna be on the Hostile Takeover tour.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Beta Invite To An Innovation Company: MixCover

mixCover’s sole aim is to make products and services which help artists create and distribute music online! mixCover is a London based company in the heart of the UK tech scene. The music industry has changed leaps and bounds in recent years. Artists from their bedrooms can now record high quality tracks and upload them to the Internet and become overnight sensations! Although there are many mediums for music consumption there is a lack of products and tools which help to get music to them. They have actually experienced countless nights trying many sites but everyone lacked something. This is our calling.

Currently mixCover is working in partnership with the major record labels and a number of large independent labels to create a service which allows artists to legally create and distribute covers of copyrighted music for free. By using mixCover they will take care of all the licensing issues such as the mechanical and publishing licenses!
Press Contact:
Hussan Choudhry, CEO

Monday, February 13, 2012

Bekay Followed Me On Twitter!!!

A few hours later I made interaction! I dont know if its cause he heard the remix or just if cause I found him on Facebook! Pretty dope nonetheless! 

Be sure to follow him: BEKAY

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Skatterman & U-GOD (Wu Tang) Retweet Me!

I use a site called and it's very effective for the twitter users who use "lists" in twitter. I have quite a few lists if you follow me and want a shout out be sure to be clear what your station is in life and I'll list you as well!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Don Cornelius Death-- Considered Suicide?

"Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius has died of a gunshot wound to the head at age 75 in Los Angeles, California.  Police found the bloody body of Don Cornelius inside his Sherman Oaks mansion in the 12000 block of Mulholland Drive.  "The death was reported as a suicide," said L.A. coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter, though it is unknown why Cornelius would have killed himself.

Don Cornelius died with two life insurance policies worth a small fortune.  Cornelius' AIG Sunamerica policy states that, if the policyholder took his own life TWO YEARS after taking out the insurance, his beneficiary will be paid in a cash lump sum.

Today's alleged "suicide" took place two years plus a few extra days after the life insurance policies were signed, making many fans believe that Don Cornelius was murdered.  Many of us are saddened and simply speechless.  Cornelius had two children but, oddly, the ex-wife (who put him in jail on felony charges after pepper-spraying him) is the sole beneficiary on his life insurance policies.

Don Cornelius' ex-wife since 2009, Victoria Avila aka Viktoria Chapman aka Viktoria Cornelius, will now be a much wealthier Russian model.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Ryze N Grind: Underground Remixes DOWNLOAD HERE!

Remixes by some of the most well known underground rappers (Ill Bill, KRS One, Buckshot, Apathy, Celph Titled, Immortal Technique, Chino XL, MF Doom, Slaughterhouse, Roots Manuva, Charlie 2na, Saigon, Atmosphere, Inspectah Deck, Bekay, etc.) in the circuit. All beats / remixes produced by: 


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Fly Jay Collabo "Flyest Jay" Third Collabo Track FREE DOWNLOAD

Hails from Youngstown, OH. The first and second time we collabed was while I was in Love Rage Comedy. The first track was titled "Evil All Over" (vocals under Sirius Thots) then the second was "Children's Dub" which was an instrumental he produced (under The Woody Wood Sound) with AbandonLandon on guitars and then with myself laying down a heavy bassline. As well as James Suggs on trumpet. 

Anyways, fast forward to 2010. I had found Jay's page and sent him an email-- a few months went by and all a sudden hes on Facebook. We politic and share sounds again. The he comes up with the idea to do a producer / emcee album "Reality Rap TV" like in the Golden Era of hip hop with the desire to have an almost underground style I was sold! So we went through the catalog and picked some tracks to achieve this sound. So please be sure to show Fly Jay some support and follow him on Twitter, "Like" his Facebook Page, all that good stuff! Oh and this songs a FREE DOWNLOAD!!!

MegaUpload Gets Shut Down. Founder Arrested!

MegaUpload, one of the largest file-sharing sites on the Internet, has been shut down by federal prosecutors in Virginia. The site’s founder Kim Dotcom and three others were arrested by the police in New Zealand at the request of US authorities. MegaVideo, the streaming site belonging to same company, and a total of 18 domains connected to the Mega company were seized and datacenters in three countries raided.

Just a few weeks ago, MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom told TorrentFreak that his Mega ventures have nothing to worry about, as they operate within the rules of the law.

“Mega has nothing to fear. Our business is legitimate and protected by the DMCA and similar laws around the world. We work with the best lawyers and play by the rules.

“We take our legal obligations seriously. Mega’s war chest is full and we have strong supporters backing us,” Dotcom said.

But behind the scenes powerful forces were at work, plotting the forceful demise of MegaUpload, one of the world’s biggest websites.

An indictment unsealed today by the Department of Justice claims that MegaUpload has caused the entertainment industries more than $500 million in lost revenue and generated $175 million “in criminal proceeds.”

Two corporations – Megaupload Limited and Vestor Limited – were indicted by a grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia on January 5th, 2012, and charged with “engaging in a racketeering conspiracy, conspiring to commit copyright infringement, conspiring to commit money laundering and two substantive counts of criminal copyright infringement.”

Today, the authorities executed in excess of 20 search warrants in the United States and eight other countries.

Data centers in the Netherlands, Canada and Washington housing MegaUpload’s equipment were raided. In an apparent reference to the latter location, a source has just informed TorrentFreak that the FBI are currently detaining everyone at the ISP Cogent Communications’ headquarters in Washington DC, in connection with a Mega-related search warrant.

In addition to MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom who was arrested today in New Zealand, another six alleged members of the Mega “conspiracy” were charged in the indictment:

• Finn Batato, 38, a citizen and resident of Germany, who is the chief marketing officer;
• Julius Bencko, 35, a citizen and resident of Slovakia, who is the graphic designer;
• Sven Echternach, 39, a citizen and resident of Germany, who is the head of business development;
• Mathias Ortmann, 40, a citizen of Germany and resident of both Germany and Hong Kong, who is the chief technical officer, co-founder and director;
• Andrus Nomm, 32, a citizen of Estonia and resident of both Turkey and Estonia, who is a software programmer and head of the development software division;
• Bram van der Kolk, aka Bramos, 29, a Dutch citizen and resident of both the Netherlands and New Zealand, who oversees programming and the underlying network structure for the Mega websites.

Dotcom, Batato, Ortmann and Van Der Kolk were arrested today in Auckland, New Zealand, by authorities there. Bencko, Echternach and Nomm are still at large.

The authorities seized approximately $50 million in assets, which appears to include Kim Dotcom’s treasured car collection as detailed below.

A total of 18 Mega-related domains were also seized by authorities including,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

According to the Department of Justice, the individuals named in the indictment face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on the charge of conspiracy to commit racketeering, five years in prison on the charge of conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, 20 years in prison on the charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering and 5 years in prison on each of the substantive charges of criminal copyright infringement.

Breaking story, more to come.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

R You Branded Podcast 4 (My Beat Played In The Intro)

Thats right, my instrumental "Genesis" was played in tonight's intro!
Special shout out to David Ford for always showing support!
To get your music on there email

There were alot of talented artists on the podcast that I personally enjoyed as well some more "mainstream" tracks were thrown in. I listened in for the two hours, until I went to have dinner with my girlfriend. But if you're friends with me on Facebook, you could see a few of us listening in were commenting back and fourth! You can also come check out all the associated artists working with           >> R You Branded. <<

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Artists: Internet Radio Station-- Wutz Hood Radio and Magazine!!!

Release Date
February 10, 2011

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They play 100% independent Hip Hop / Rap and R&B, and we will be adding other version of the genre, such as Neo-Soul and Pop to their stations format in 2012.
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So Pretty wild huh?