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Friday, May 21, 2010

This Is The Life - free to watch [hulu]

This is amazing news for all of you who may have been living under a rock, and have yet to check out this seminal documentary. Directed by Ava DuVernay, THIS IS THE LIFE chronicles "The Good Life" emcees, the alternative music movement they developed, and their worldwide influence on the artform.

Thanks to Jack Devo!

A message to all members of Good Life Love...

Hello Family,

Just a quick note to let you know that THIS IS THE LIFE is now streaming on Yep, that means FREE, homie! Watch the award-winning doc on The Good Life Emcees streaming free w/ commercials on HULU anytime at

Of course, you can still buy the full DVD with 70 mins of bonus features at or via Netflix. You can still download to your IPod on ITunes. But now, you can also watch for free on any computer. Just go to and enter the title or click Then let it play.

The filmmakers get a couple cents every time you watch, so please watch and spread the word. Please support hip hop filmmaking and respect the art. If you're watching a bootleg of this film, you don't really love hip hop, period.

Enjoy THIS IS THE LIFE at Netflix, I-tunes, GoodLifeLove or streaming free on Spread the word!


Ava DuVernay


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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Raised by Seuss on vinyl! [skate soundtrack related]

From what I can piece together Raised by Seuss was a group from San Jose who released one cassette EP and then promptly vanished forever. Of interesting note, is that most of the EP was used for background music on the skate video 411 VM #3, released in 1993. Luckily for all of us, Age of New Medina Music plans to release the whole thing on vinyl!

Age says:
These are cats that I grew up with and this, got some fame from 411VM® (A skateboarding Video Magazine). It was used during the “Metrospective” segment For San Jose, Scott Johnston's Part and other various segments. As far as I know, there is one other person (besides myself) that has a master copy of this and they used to or still work to at 411VM® (you need to stop bootlegging this).The Original DAT was destroyed because they could not afford to pay off the studio time and was never released to them (with the exception when I had it in my hands to turn into the video suite) Which, I was lucky enough to record back in '93. They had one demo before this (89-90) which was ok and had this dude Steve and after this EP, Troy (True One) did one more song(that I remember) and never recorded anything else (at least that I know of).He was or still is playing guitar & singing in a hardcore punk group(last time I saw him '02).So, the track I picked is called "Face The Music".

About the vinyl:

Raised By Suess:S/T LP (limited vinyl release)
Some of you might remember it from my "ISH" review and also, was in the 411VM years ago (San Jose Metrospective). Was and is still considered, highly sought after material. Since I have the only master and they are the homies, we decided it was about time to give this a proper release with not only both first demos, but a couple of nice bonus tracks you most def, do not want to pass up on. We are only doing a small limited run on vinyl(300 to 500 max) and there will be no digital release of it.

Original post about the vinyl release here.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Thavius Beck b/w Inoe Oner split 45 on Vulgar!

I guess the cats finally out of the bag. Vulgar is back with another quality release for your ears. I've been looking forward to this ever since I came across the amazing Lazarus Pit artwork, and saw who it featured. Get your pre-order in here. Or listen here.

Thanks grandgood!