DJ TOPSPIN x TRNSPRT = THE COLOR OF MONEY: VOL. 1

Via Geoff Gillis of Intratecque:

What’s happening, is a paradigm shift. A new way of approaching life and business in general. Basically, no longer will any of us sit on the sideline and show deference to the undeserving. After all, who isn’t more deserving of this sh*t than us? Truth is, NOBODY. We have paid enough dues in the form of time, humility and sweat equity to start 50 businesses. So the money didn’t match the run. What we gained in experience will surely turn that sweat and those tears into the ultimate freedom. Successful entrepreneurship. Now as I sit back and admire some of the moves my OG has made recently, I realize that cultivating your own point of view is just as important as helping those around you cultivate theirs. If there was any one lesson that I learned over the years during my career, is that you MUST put as much time into your brand as you put into others’. Even IF that other brand is paying you dumb bread. Don’t let your brand or point of view get overshadowed. With that said, We Introduce … Intratecque. A full service, multimedia, management, and marketing consultancy. Long story short, we work on projects that we like. Hopefully you’ll like them too. Over the next few weeks, you will witness firsthand, the development of the Intratecque brand. No Talk. Just Action [Please trade Marshawn Lynch to the NY Football Giants]. For our first act, we teamed up withMalcolm Norris and his Trnsprtdigital crew to curate the sound of St. Valentine’s Day 2014. Massacre or Lovefest ? What happens tonight is your call. Our call was getting with the “Harmony King” himself, DJ Topspin aka Blendiana Jones, to blend a collage of carefully selected tunes, appropriate for a special night on the town. The Color of Money Volume 1 takes you on a musical voyage through the 1980s, showcasing the creativity of vintage Black glamour. Download as you will. Share with whoever you’d like. We’ll be releasing a new volume every quarter, as well as releasing new weekly podcasts in partnership with our good friends at Trnsprt. Whatever you do tonight, be responsible, pop Champ, and listen to this…

Download Here : Trnsprtdigital Presents : The Color OF Money Vol. 1

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MACKLEMORE x PETER ROSENBERG (HOT 97): INTERVIEW, FREESTYLE, JAKE ONE & DJ TOPSPIN SHOUTS

Today, the 2012-2013 Pop Culture Golden Child / “hardly home, but always reppin” (206) flag-waver / the homie MACKLEMORE stopped by the most relevant Hip-Hop radio station in America, New York’s own Hot 97, to chop it up w/ Peter Rosenberg (the 1st & last time I saw him was around ’05-’06 in my home studio doing drops w/ Kev Brown). The topics ranged from his respect for Kendrick Lamar, to whites in Hip-Hop, speaking on homophobia in Hip-Hop (albeit a little inaccurately; as MURS was the 1st to address the subject head on – the mic – *PAUSE*), his past drug addiction, & what it’s like to blow up. At the 3:51 mark, he also touches on his roots & ascent in the ranks of Seattle’s Hip-Hop scene of the 90’s thru present day, & threw me & my man Jake One a shout. From one power player to another couple of em, good lookin’ out fellas. #WhosMakingItLastForeva?

BONUS: MACKLEMORE FREESTYLE – Wu-Tang (along w/ Tribal Productions, Jasiri Media Group, Blind Council, Jace & Blak, Black Anger, True Believers Crew & a host of other 206 trues) raised him. The boy’s SNAPPIN’ on this joint, even harder than he did on BET’s 106 & Park ‘Back Room’. Stop hatin’.

LIVE THROWBACK NEO-SOUL: BILAL (NYC), BADU (SEA), ‘SUMMER NIGHTS @ THE PIER’ & MORE

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What’s good music lovers? Reminisce with me for a little bit. It was the Summer of 2001. I had taken a trip / pilgrimage to the Mecca of Hip-Hop, NYC, alongside Seattle heavyweights The Sharpshooters (rare record archivists & producer extraordinaires Mr. Supreme & Sureshot). It’s well known that something FLY happens damn near every day in NYC, especially during the summer months, & on July 21, 2001, Supreme & I were fortunate enough to make it to the now defunct Tower Records location ‘On Broadway’ in Manhattan to catch the neo-soul crooner w/ the MAJOR buzz @ the time, BILAL, perform LIVE on the very day his debut album was released. I’d copped my own video tape & borrowed Supreme’s camcorder to record the golden child @ work in front of a packed 1st & 2nd floor full of onlookers. Less than a month later, I was now in possession of my own camcorder & lucky enough to catch ERYKAH BADU in concert touring in support of her sophomore release, ‘Mama’s Gun’ @ one of Seattle’s flyest waterfront performance venues to date; the now defunct ‘Summer Nights On The Pier’ (Piers 62/63) concert series.  Legality be dammed, I sat up in those bleachers & recorded a little bit of her magic. I had the pleasure of also catching D’ANGELO, on his legendary ‘VOODOO TOUR’, perform there LIVE a year prior, in the summer of 2000. Lucky me. The good ol’ days.

Enjoy the bulk of BILAL’s LIVE in-store NYC release-day performance, a healthy portion of E.Badu’s Seattle set, as well as a complimentary neo-soul mix of popular joints of the time, including the first song I ever heard my homegirl, Seattle soul songstress CHOKLATE on, a feature / duet with our fellow music maker CANDIT. Enjoy!

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ROOF:TOP: “SUMMER MADNESS” June 8th 2013 LIVE @ FROLIK

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As today marks the 1st official day of Summer 2013, enjoy this LIVE DJ set from me & Marlon Turner of UrbelEnt’s annual joint Birthday & Gemini celebration, Saturday June 8th, 3013, dusk into afterhours @ Seattle’s new FLY indoor/outdoor venue, FROLIK. Sunny sounds to set off your summer in style. Warm & fuzzy funk that’s patio & RoofTOP ready.

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