BOOK’S #FOODIE: Styles P & Jadakiss put money in a juice spot for your health


If you have never had a healthy juice or smoothie, you do not know what you’re missing. Styles P and Jadakiss didn’t know what they were missing until things happened in their lives and discovered the health benefits of a juice made from natural ingredients. They both decided they would not only benefit others but also their community, a bit of “teach one, reach one” and they now have a juice spot called Juices For Life. It’s only in New York but with enough attention and recognition, maybe it will become a regional and eventually a national chain.

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VIDEO: J.Quest’s “Hapa Boy”


J. Quest has roots in Hawai’i but now calls San Francisco home and he released an EP last August called Son Of A City Worker. If you’ve heard any hip-hop from Hawai’i in the last 10 to 20 years, you’ll sense what he’s doing here with the vibe he has but he’s very much a Cali man, which you’ll hear as he describes what it means to be a “Hapa Boy”, hapa being the Hawaiian word to describe someone who is “half and half” in terms of ethnicity. The song was produced by Posafe while the video was done with director Ty Lerrani. You can check out the EP below via Bandcamp.

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VIDEO: Granddad Woolly’s “R.T.B. 1”


The granddad of hip-hop has returned and he has a new album on its way. Check out “R.T.B. 1” by Granddad Woolly and find out where he’s headed. As for where exactly, he’s heading with Chikano to do an album called KanoDadda: EXPRMNT VII and they’ve started a Kickstarter project to make it happen so if you’re a longtime fan or perhaps this video motivates you to give a few dollars, click here for more details.

VIDEO: Dale Crover’s “Bad Move”


Melvins drummer Dale Crover will be releasing his debut solo album after playing with the same band for 422 years. In truth, more like close to 35 years and while Crover has done a good amount of session work and a solo EP in 1992 for Boner, he has never done a full solo album. That will change with The Fickle Finger Of Fate (Joyful Noise Recordings) and for the first video, he goes back 37 years ago to honor the solo video for Paul McCartney, “Coming Up”. Check out “Bad Move” and see if Crover has any bad moves. The album will be out on August 4th but you can pre-order it below via Amazon.com.

AUDIO: Astari Nite’s “The Girl Who Tried”


“Astari Nite channels an obscure beauty in the crossfire between new-wave and post-punk” is what the press releases says but do want to believe it? I’m dingling a new track from them so I am hopeful it is enough to convince you to take a listen. It is from their latest EP Dreams Of Majesty (Cleopatra Records (US)/Danse Macabre (Europe)) and is the second single from it.

VIDEO: Kosha Dillz featuring Meir Kay’s “I Love Monday”


It was Bob Geldof and the rest of the Boomdown Rats who told everyone they didn’t like Mondays while Prince said the day could be a manic one. Kosha Dillz says no, there’s a lot to enjoy about the first work day of the week and says so in “I Love Monday”, a track he not only did with Mier Kay but Kay also helped direct the clip.

SOME STUFF: Grynch releases new EP


Seattle rapper Grynch has something new for 2017 but don’t just call this his new “summer joint” but it is a joint worth checking out. It’s an EP called On A Good One but you could say this is also “On A Good Siox” as it features six brand new cuts, including two remixes. You can stream and listen but show some support by buying it through Bandcamp.