The Garden State Hip-Hop Cypher 2011 (Full Show)

(taken from On January 13, 2011 sixteen of New Jersey’s rising underground hip-hop talents filled the Turntable Izm Show studio in a gathering for the cypher. The cypher was created to give NJ’s premiere underground hip-hop artists an opportunity to showcase their precious talents to hip-hop lovers worldwide. Due to the lack … Continue reading

The Jake – “Give It My All” (feat. Elite Assembly)

Initially intended to be a single off producer The Jake‘s upcoming project, “Dream Pusher EP,” “Give It My All” features several members of the NY/NJ collective Elite Assembly (specifically Deal the Villain, Tommie Chase & Michael Cardigan of St. Joe Louis, Lyriq 2 Go & Myk Dyaleks of Brokn.Englsh and Khi Kobane). Download “Give It … Continue reading

Tom Chase (St. Joe Louis) – 100 Yard Dash Mixtape

Tom Chase of Jersey trio St. Joe Louis gives us “100 Yard Dash,” a mixtape showcasing his solo prowess as well as team efforts by XV and his fellow Elite Assembly brethren Deal the Villain, Brokn.Englsh and Daniel Joseph. Look out for the debut album by St. Joe Louis, “30,000 Ft. High & Rising,” coming … Continue reading

More Beats from Deal the Villain!

More treats from New Jersey producer/MC Deal the Villain! After The DTV Beat Tape, Deal blesses us with more jewels from his arsenal… MC’s: Handle with care! Feel free to hit up the Villainous one on Twitter to share what you’ve done with him. Enjoy! Download “DTV’s Beat LP” by Deal the Villain here. Look … Continue reading

Deal the Villain – The DTV Beat Tape

More treats from Deal the Villain in anticipation of “EPic”… FREE BEATS! Check out The DTV Beat Tape… now go create something worthy of these gifts! And make sure you let Mr. Villain know what you did; just hit him up on Twitter. Deal the Villain – The DTV Beat Tape (Free Download) BONUS: Check … Continue reading

So Much Soul… Artists On My Radar

Allow me to share with you some of the music I’m digging right now… For the past month or so, I’ve been straying a bit from hip hop to reconnect with my other love, R&B. I’ve come across these three artists (well actually, 2 groups and 1 artist) through performances or recommendations from friends, and … Continue reading

Brokn.Englsh – Dreamscape (Download)

And Brokn.Englsh is back at it again… In anticipation of their upcoming album, “The Drawing Board” which drops Nov. 17, B.E. brings you “Dreamscape”, an EP of bangers (including a couple of oldies but goodies, which you’ll recognize if you downloaded any of their past projects) to chew on until the main entree arrives. Featuring … Continue reading

Deal the Villain – The Lo-Fi Prelude (Download)

In anticipation of his soon-to-be released project, EPic (see past post), Deal the Villain has blessed us with a little something to keep us entertained until the main course drops. Download The Lo-Fi Prelude, brought to you by the good folks over at… I promise you it won’t take long to listen to it; … Continue reading

9.11.09 – 8 Years Later

I took these photos last year while in Soho and LES on the night of Sept. 11th. Eight years ago, New Yorkers and Americans in general were rocked by the worst attack and loss of human life ever experienced on our soil. We will always remember where we were when the events that unfolded that … Continue reading

Coming Soon: Deal the Villain – EPic

Oh boy…I can’t wait for this project to come out…Deal the Villain, 1/12th of the Elite Assembly, will soon be releasing an EP entitled “EPic.” Presented by the fine folks over at… You may have heard him on such tracks as “Caveman Boogie” (my current fave Elite Assembly joint), “Guillotine” or “March Madness” (as … Continue reading