Archive for January, 2010

United Nations/1 World/Red Cross Benefit For Haiti @ White Room

January 27th, 2010 No comments

This Friday @ White Room::1306 N. Miami Ave::10pm-until

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Video: Miami Hip Hop & Rock For Haiti

January 23rd, 2010 No comments

Some video/pics from the Miami Hip Hop & Rock For Haiti event Black Bob and myself did not too long ago. This was a great night…big ups to all involved. (Video soundtrack by Miami’s LaGuardia)

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DIPLO @ Klapa – Bali

January 19th, 2010 No comments
Big respect to Diplo for turning out to Klapa in Bali a few days ago, party was cool but i heard he played hip-hop in Jakarta few days later for the big Avolution Beatfest.... DAMMIT.

Ah well, big ups to the foreign DJs that will play PROPER when they visit Bali...sigh. Can't hate on them though, what do you expect when 90% of the club going population here is still diggin' "I Gotta Feelin"....

check my sweaty pits!!
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For The Love Of Haiti

January 18th, 2010 No comments

I’ll be back at it again this Wednesday with Black Bobby @ Vagabond. Should be a dope night.


On Wednesday, January 20th The Vagabond, along with support from Miami New Times, Russian Standard Vodka, Supermarket, Sweat Records, Creative Mafia, Diaspora Gallery, and Vivian Valdes, will be hosting an event to benefit Doctors Without Borders’ ongoing relief effort in Haiti.

There will be a $5 suggested donation at the door (any additional donations are greatly appreciated). 100% of proceeds will go towards Doctors Without Borders, a medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971.

Today, MSF provides aid in nearly 70 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need.

Their teams need your help to do their work. Support this emergency response and ongoing emergency medical work in Haiti by visiting

Doors Open at 8PM

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Miami Hip Hop & Rock For Haitian Earthquake Survivors

January 15th, 2010 No comments

I will be behind the decks at this joint for Black Bobby.



Organized by: United Nations Association of Miami. Sponsors: Amnesty International & No More Tears, & STU Lawyers for Human Rights. We’re uniting our communities with music to say: LONG LIVE HAITI!

Enjoy amazing performers & share your love for Haiti! Hip Hop, Rock, Zouk–music united, people united!

A blood drive will be held on site; we got blood donation vehicles at churchills on friday night. 100% OF $ TO HAITI. **ALL DONATIONS WILL BE GIVEN TO THE RED CROSS**

PLUS – don’t miss this: SPECIAL CELEBRITY appearance. Who is it? I guess you’re gonna have to come to see, huh?)

** For folks/groups with cash: The Board of No More Tears, a local human rights group & sponsor of this event, donated $1000 to Red Cross in connection with this event. NMT encourages the NGO community and peeps with cash to do likewise and send more $$ to Haiti during this time of need. Amnesty International has recently responded to this call and is offering financial support, as well. **

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Ballin’ Review #22 – Tugu Hotel Lombok

January 13th, 2010 No comments
Well, it finally happened, after writing a review for this place almost 7 months ago and NEVER even visiting it... i was there. Tugu Hotel Lombok is a pretty majestic place to stay, much like its counterpart in Bali, the entire minimalistic futuristic expeallodocious is thrown out the window for some real throwback material from the days of old school Lombok. The owner is a serious art collector and is considered to have one of the biggest collections in all of Southeast Asia proudly on display at most of his hotels or restaurants.

Large and in charge, the Tugu Lombok is a history lesson at every turn. Some of the pieces that resided in my room were over hundreds of years old. With a stone's throw distance to Sire Beach, it's a shame i had to visit during rainy season and endure two days of torrential downpour. Not a fun boat ride back to Bali either!!

That being said, Tugu Lombok is downright beautiful, many people say Lombok will be the next Bali as Bali continues to be overpopulated and overdeveloped so come visit now before the innocence is gone. Here are some pics that i took...
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American Invasion

January 10th, 2010 No comments
Seems like America just can't stop invading, no matter what subject it is. The latest of course is all the hype regarding Landon Donovan's loan transfer to Everton in the English Premier League. Don't get me started, already after two failed loan transfers to the German Bundesliga i'm hoping he can make it stick this time and after his first game against my beloved Arsenal a few days ago, he looks like the Donovan that has made him America's soccer posterboy.

Not gonna lie, get over the jokes and admit the man does have skills, he gave Arsenal plenty of problems before cramping up in the blizzard-like conditions like bending in a beautiful corner for a goal by . For once he looked "comfortable" outside of the US and on the pitch.

And it isn't like Americans in England or abroad is something new, Clint Dempsey (#23) has been doing it for awhile now at Fulham and has garnered enough respect and skill to break into the starting lineup for almost this entire season. Just happy to see Americans progressing in a sport where respect towards them haven't always been the kindest...

Check Clint's goal this past week in again, blizzard like conditions, this goal is up for EPL Goal Of The Year so far in this season...

Caribbean Tour ‘09 Promo

January 4th, 2010 No comments

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‘09 Rap Up

January 1st, 2010 No comments

Happy New Year! Once again, VA’s Skillz holds it down with his annual Rap Up and talks about the highlights from 2009. Check it.

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