Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Feel Good Jam



Conversation With Gene Stovall

Gene Stovall

Gene Stovall is a talented mc, musician, producer and artist just to name a few skills. His debut LP titled "2+2=5" will be released on February 25th. I spoke with Gene about this exciting new release.

This will be your first LP release and you are not only the featured artist, but the executive producer as well. How difficult was it to essentially be responsible for everything on this album?

Having complete creative control, make the planning, writing, arranging, and producing of 2+2=5 was easy. It was hard to find the right engineer to dedicate undivided attention to my methods of madness in the studio. Soy Sos seemed to understand what I wanted to give my listeners. His patience made him the perfect engineer and co-producer of this album. His studio felt like home, and I finished my creation in his sound booth. Everything that I had been experimenting with for so many years is finally ready to be listened to.

How long did you work on this album?

I was originally going to release the beats on an all instrumental album called Muppetface, which took 3 years to create and fine tune. The lyrics were written over a 15 year period. The recording process of 2+2=5 took 2 months.

Are there any features with other artists or producers?

2+2=5 features performing artists SMI Swig Art, Jack Wilson, Kid A, Reverrb, Varsity Squad, Shade Cobain, Cory Eaux, G. Ryin Gaines, and Big Brown. Soy Sos is the co-producer of this project.

Who are some of your biggest musical influences?

Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, Nirvana, A Tribe Called Quest, Black Sheep, Alice In Chains, The Time, Prince, Beck, MF Doom, Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire, Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Oasis, Wu Tang Clan, Gil Scott Heron, The Beatles, The Pharcyde, Nas, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Biggie Smalls, Jodeci, Boyz II Men, New Edition,The Jackson 5, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Fleetwood Mac, De La Soul, Digital Underground, Kid and Play, D'Angelo, The Fugees, Snoop Dogg, Bob Dylan, Jimmie Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Guy, George Michael, Mary J. Blige, Public Enemy, Justin Timberlake, R. Kelly, Aaliyah, The Isley Brothers, Run DMC, Jay Z, N.E.R.D., and Tony Toni Tone.

Where can we purchase the album?

720 Records, The Record Exchange, The Gene Stovall Store on, and at any and all Gene Stovall concerts and social events.

Where can we see you perform next?

You can see me and members of Team Stovall at the New Amsterdam Pub every Monday night for my very own Open Mic.I also host Smoke Ritual at New Amsterdam Pub every second Saturday night of each month. The 2+2=5 CD Release Event is at the Shadow Lounge on February 25, 2011. Doors open at 9pm.

Single from 2+2=5 titled "Electro Pop Memoir".

Gene Stovall

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I know myself as well as many other people are excited to check out this new release. Much luck and great success to you Gene!



Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Basick Sickness- Attack

Basick Sickness

Alright hip hop heads we're switching gears today to bring you some rock shit. Basick Sickness newest video "Attack" off the album "Before It's Too Late." This scumbag can really bring it and I'm showing you guys some music with heart. Shout out to DJ B-Tips, Joe Palermo and Rick Topping for making this group an exciting live act. I recommend anyone in the Pittsburgh area who loves and appreciates great live music to check out Basick Sickness.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cody Totin on People Under The Stairs

Cody Totin
People Under The Stairs

"Hip Hop isn't dead, it's under the stairs." - Cody Totin

I absolutely love this quote from my friend Cody. So here ya go people, bob your head to those funky brothers under the stairs in L.A. Here is "Time To Rock Our Shit".

Download People Under The Stairs - Time To Rock Our Shit


Monday, January 24, 2011

MH The Verb- Money Can't Save You Video

MH The Verb

MH The Verb is showing some love to the Burg as he shot this video for "Money Can't Save You" while back in Pittsburgh for a weekend of shows. DJ B-Tips is in the house, literally. Putting in some work in his own living room, this will surely want to make you want to bob your head and move your feet.

MH the Verb - Money Can't Save U from TJ Collanto on Vimeo.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Feel Good Jam

Eddie Kendricks

Sound Familiar? Sampled by...
Alicia Keys- Unbreakable

and also...
Common- Penny For Your Thoughts


Thursday, January 20, 2011

720 Records Grand Opening

720 Records

720 Records is opening their doors at a new location this Saturday, January 22nd. Come join the celebration and show support at 4405 Butler Street in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh. Starting at 12 p.m. they'll be unveiling loads of new music, vinyl & CDs, clothing designs, books & magazines, fresh accessories, edible treats, coffees, teas, etc. There will be a star studded line up of dj's on rotation all day long, the list includes:

Nate Da Phat
DJ Source
Pete Butta
Nice Rec
DJ Nugget
J Malls
Brotha Mike
DJ Vex
Aaesir St. James
DJ T-One
The Get Down Gang
and many more!

Good luck with the new home James Scoglietti.
Check out their website for all your hip-hop needs.


Necro Instrumental


Necro - Get on your knees instrumental
From Neco Instrumentals Vol.1


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Switch- I Call Your Name


I Call Your Name

Sound Familiar?
Richboy- Throw Some D's On It


Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Feel Good Jam

The Isley Brothers

The Isley Brothers- For the Love of You

Sampled by Masta Ace Incorporated- The I.N.C. Ride


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pete Rock T.R.O.Y. Sample

Mecca & The Soul Brother

(0:56 and 1:38)


Friday, January 7, 2011

Matthew George Off To Serve In The U.S. Marine Corp


We are going to switch up gears today. My brother Matt is going to be shipped off Monday to Paris Island, South Carolina for Boot Camp to start his service with the Marines. I love you bro and will miss you. Stay strong! This one is for you...


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Junk Science- Really Man

A top song on the J Pitts Show from 2010, this became one of my newer favorites. I dig the John Lennon theme in this video as well very creative vid.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The J Pitts Show Episode 152: Best of 2010

J. Pitts Show

The J Pitts Show with DJ Nice Rec gives their best of 2010. Go check it out becasue if you like hip hop then you will like this show. Simple as that.

J. Pitts & Nicerec’s Top 13 songs of 2010:

Intro song – X.O. – 1.1.10

13. Junk Science – Really, Man
12. Mayer Hawthorne – Thin Moon
11. Danny Brown – S.O.S.
10. Med – Classic
9. J-Live – The Way that I Rhyme
8. Reflection Eternal – Just Begun
7. Kanye West – Runaway
6. Red – I Should Tell Your Momma
5. Aloe Blacc – I Need a dollar
4. Kanye West – Dark Fantasy
3. The Roots – Radio Daze
2. Black Milk – Black and Brown
1. Blu – Til We Die

J. Pitts’ Top 5 albums of 2010
5. Black Milk – Album of the Year
4. Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager
3. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2. Aloe Blacc – Good Things
1. The Roots – How I Got Over

J. Pitts’ MC of he Year: Kanye West

DJ Nice Rec’s Top 5 Albums of 2010
5. Domo Genesis- Rolling Papers LP
4. Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
3. Black Milk- Album of the Year
2. The Roots- How I Got Over
1. Blu- The Godlee Barnes LP

DJ Nicerec’s Anything but Rap Album of the Year: Umberto- Prophecy of the Black Widow
DJ Nicerec’s MC of the Year- Danny Brown
DJ Nicerec’s Producer of the Year- Black Milk
DJ Nicerec’s Rookie of the Year- Doppelgangaz

Zemba’s LP’s of the Year
5. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
4. Exile – AM/FM
3. Kanye West – My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy
2. The Roots – How I Got Over
1. Black Milk – Album of the Year

Zemba’s EP’s of the Year
5. Tokimonsta – Cosmic Intoxication
4. Computer J and Dam Funk – LA 7
3. Freddie Joachim – AM
2. Fulll Crate & Mar – Conversations with Her
1. FS Green and Full Crate – Hi Hat Club Vol. 5: Eggs and Pancakes

Zemba’s Mixtape of the Year:
Letherette – Beat Showcase 003

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