Sunday, December 27, 2009

Do You Luv Me...

scene from ANGEL A

Angela: "Do you love me?"
Andre: "Since the first day... From the first second."
Angela: "Say It."
Andre: "It's hard to say."
Angela: "Do you know why? Because no one ever told you so. Its difficult to love yourself when you can't see your reflection."

In some cases, how can the desire to GIVE develop when one has never felt the joy of RECEIVING?

Conditional Love? Maybe...
Selfless? No so much...
Selfish? Not at all.

Just a [not so] random thought...

Saturday, December 26, 2009


My gift to all of you.

Like I said a year ago... This one's for the vain at heart!!!

It's my BIRFDAY Today!!!!!!!


Friday, December 25, 2009

J*DaVeY – Boudoir Synema: The Great Mistapes (FreEP)

Not too much I need to say about this.
People always have opinions and comments.
When it comes to J*Davey, NONE of it matters to me.

Just the LISTENER and the MUSIC.

People tend to over analyze when they don't understand.
Keep cutting the Steak into small, digestible pieces.
Missing the point that the whole thing IS the "point".

Try It...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Fool's Gold Holiday Party w/ Just Blaze

You read correctly.

Fools Gold. Just Blaze. Max Glazer. The Brothers Macklovich. Catchdubs.

Hosted by yours truly.


Awwwww Yeah!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It's Decemburrr... Party Time!!!

Bay Area!!!
This Friday!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Red Bull Sound Clash: Kid Sister Vs. Moving Units

What does Trackademicks have to do with this you ask?

Well aside from Kid Sis being the homie, I'm producing all of the music on her side for the battle. I'll be in LA till thursday with 1-O.A.K.

Hit us up if you have the info or come through to the show!

Its almost like a like Trackadeezy remix-fest...



Friday, December 11, 2009

Lovecats, We Missed You.

1 O.A.K. - Lovecats from The Mighty Fifty on Vimeo.

Its out the vault yall. The first single from my upcoming covers project with fellow HNRL freshman, 1-O.A.K.

1-O.A.K.- "Lovecats" (prod by Trackademicks)

I'ma just say it. This song is just the starting point. I'm REALLY feeling the work we've done around this. I've earned a rep for a lot of the remixes I've done- the release of this takes it just another step further.

The whole point of remixing something in my eyes is to create something new. Whether paying homage to the old, or introducing fans of one genre to another they may be unfamiliar with- the music is the bridge.

Before even doing this project, I asked myself, "Is it sacrilege to cover songs from some of the greatest artists of our time? Who am I to touch (and possibly destroy) such beautiful compositions that mean so much to so many people."

I've contemplated that. Long and hard.

And I've come to a conclusion a conclusion:

uFck It. "I'm the best mayne, I deeeeeeeeed it!"

Well, at least I deeeed it.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I'm A Soldier of Love.

Damn Right. I'm a Soldier of Love.

Never Doubt.
Never Underestimate.

Sade has done it once again! This song BLAPS. I cannot emphasize how much I can't wait for this album. Right on time.

Sade- "Soldier of Love"

And just in case you "forgot" about my affinity for Sade...

Sade- "Give It Up" (Trackademicks Re-Edit)

Go Play Now.


Monday, December 7, 2009

BackTRACKin': The Blow Monkeys- "It Doesn't Have To Be That Way"

The Blow Monkeys- "It Doesn't Have To Be That Way"

So the other day, I happened to be watching the fourth installment of one the most terrifically horrible movie franchises ever. Police Academy. Somehow it just didn't age well. Surprising, I know.

Fortunately, it wasn't a complete waste of my time. As soon as the movie progressed to a montage of Zed frolicking with his love interest in a field (3:25 min into this video right here), I remembered one reason I like this movie. The awesome Uber-80's Blow Monkeys song in the soundtrack.

As far as the Blow Monkeys go, there are a couple other tracks I'm feeling as well on their album, She Was Only a Grocer's Daughter... namely "Out With Her" and "The Day After You".

Wham! Bam!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Foreign Exchange "Daykeeper" up for a Grammy!!!!

The Foreign Exchange feat. Muhsinah - "Daykeeper" from The Foreign Exchange on Vimeo.

I've been in such tunnel vision lately. I didn't even think to peep the Grammy Nominations that just came out. So when my homegirl told me that Foreign Exchange had been nominated for "Daykeeper", I FLIPPED.

I damn near feel like I've been nominated! This whole album has been pretty significant to me this year, both as an artist and personally...

Congrats to my homie Phonte and the whole Foreign Exchange family. For real.

That's What's Up.

Friday Dec 11th... ROLL CALL!!!

Honor Roll invites you to...
Friday, December 11th @ Som Bar SF
every 2nd Friday

Resident Selector
DJ Tap.10
(Honor Roll)

Hosted By
Mike Baker The Bike Maker

Come party with The Honor Roll this month as we celebrate the release of the homies League510's new project "Invasion Vol. 1" and website launch. See why these dudes took home the mtvU freshman prize their "I'm On" video! We got some CD and clothing giveaways courtesy of Stash Magazine, Upper Playground & Clear Label Records too. It's gonna be a major rager!!!


Som Bar SF
2925 16th St (S. Van Ness)
San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I need a Down Azz Jawn.

This is the kind of Chick I need in my life. DOWN. For er'ythang.

We did this song originally for Kid Sister's album. Peep it. Share it!

Oakland Got Handlebars.

from Street Etiquette
Just ask the Motorcycle Clubs (East Bay Dragons above).

Just ask E. Fields (and yeah 1-O.A.K. and I got beats on that thang.)

Just ask Cool Hunting (bicycles and more...)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"The Trackademicks Process" (Extended Cut)

The Trackademicks Process (Extended) from Dave The Dopeman on Vimeo.

I also speak about the studio fire on this one...

Shout out to Dave at

Friday, November 13, 2009

HNRL Presents ROLL CALL!!! Tonight at SOM SF!!!!

The Robot's name is Gary?

This is the lead single from Amp Live's upcoming album on Om Records. I've been hearing a lot of great feedback about the video since it dropped. Glad folks are enjoying it.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Mike Baker reviewed on Okayplayer

Check out a DOPE review
of Mike Baker the Bike Maker's Now or Never EP on Okayplayer.

Just in case you forgot... My remix of Kenna's "Say Goodbye to Love" is on that thang.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

OUT TODAY!!! Spank Pops: Beautiful Noise

Spank Pops Beautiful Noise

Today is the day! The Honor Roll's own Frisco Giant, Spank Pops, drops his long awaited project Beautiful Noise. The whole project is produced by Doctor J, out NOW on Hella Records. I must honestly say that this is one of my favorite offerings of this year. Make sure you support Spanks and our whole HNRL crew but purchasing the project.

HNRL @ the video shoot for Spank Pops "Make It"... Dropping soon...

1. New Day (ft. 1-O.A.K. & Josie Stingray)
2. Why I Do This
3. Beautiful Noise
4. Make It
5. Orchestrate (ft. 1-O.A.K., Trackademicks, Mike Baker the Bike Maker)
6. Ever Since
7. Wonderful Music
8. Fam & Fans

Monday, November 2, 2009

Let Me Take You To The Movies Shorty.

Hope you're having an AWESOME day...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Touch the Magic Now- The Trackademicks Process

I had a chance to sit down with the homie Dave the Dopeman from
, a fresh new site highlighting the efforts of all the dopest producers.
I love the concept of the site because it highlights the efforts of the dopest producers.
Specifically, it shows their process and approach to music making.

Glad I got a chance to do this... I totally forgot about this beat. I just might use it...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

BackTRACKin': Prefab Sprout- "Appetite"

Prefab Sprout- "Appetite"

I wasn't up on Prefab Sprout until a couple months ago. I got interested after hearing about Thomas Dolby's involvement in this project. After hearing the album, Steve McQueen, I was thoroughly satisfied. There's a very contemporary feel to the music. It almost sounds as if it could have been made today. Real Breezy. Real Clean. Real Sophisticated.

There are a few gems on the album... I'll let you find them if you're so inclined. It's okay to work for it. 

Work hard. Play hard...

Oh Yeah. Tell if I'm trippin', but isn't that Luther Vandross at the 3:28 mark?!?!? Hmmm...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Gold Fever??? Hmmmm.

Ummmmmm... Yeah.

I don't feel I have to say anymore about this one... EXCEPT that you should come out and see what actually happens...

I don't have the answer to that one yet...

I just hope I get to see Jill Masterton there...

Monday, September 28, 2009

Somewhere in Mexico...

Ummm... Yeah.

This is amazing.

Happy Monday.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Trackademicks x Zero 7!!!

I've come to learn that it's extremely funny how things work out. The universe tends to foreshadow happenings in ways that you may just miss them if you're not paying attention.

Back in '05, Tap and went to London and got a chance to kick it out there for a brief stint. During that time, we got a chance to connect with Eska . At the time she was really making a lot of noise in London. Just in case you're unfamilar, her voice is the $h!t. Since that time, she's gone on to work with one of my favorites, Matthew Herbert . Wow.

When I got commissioned to remix Zero 7's upcoming single, I was speechless. I've been a fan for a minute. I remember hearing Bugz in the Attic flip "Distractions"... Sia's voice was amazing. I had the pleasure of catching them at the Hollywood Bowl along with Matthew Herbert and Gotan Project. That show was off the hook.

So when I got the parts for "Medicine Man", I heard a familiar voice on the track. It turned out that Eska was the featured vocalist. It also turns out that she is on more that a few songs on the album. After meeting her, we never got the chance to do any music, so this remix kind of brings everything full circle.


Available NOW in the UK Exclusively!!!
Zero 7 "Medicine Man" (Remixes) - EP
iTunes UK

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Josie Stingray x Everlasting Bass this Saturday!!!

For those who have been under a rock for the last few years, let me get you up to date.

Josie Stingray is a MC of the highest degree.
Josie Stingray is also in the Honor Roll.
And this Saturday,
Josie Stingray has a show with the ladies of B.A.S.S. (Bay Area Sistah Sound) at Poleng in SF.

Just in case you forgot, we do this.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

In the Bay We Pop Our [Shawl] Collars.

And apparently, so do the people over at GQ Magazine.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Lambo is the Man.

... And I'm not jokin'.
Just ask Stones Throw.
Listen to that Breeze.

Shout out to my LA patna. Oh yeah, shout out to Freddie Gibbs too.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Honor Roll Fresh.

Check out photos from the show last week at Slim's in SF with Alexander Spit, J. Billion, and Hopie Spitshard at Rony's Photobooth.

Monday, September 7, 2009

End Of Your World.

End of Your World (Mama's Back) from KPL TV on Vimeo.

A new J*Davey Video. This time with cameos from the Cool Collar Scholar and the Lvvr.

Oh yeah, this song GOES.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

BackTRACKin': Simply Red- "Money's Too Tight To Mention"

No really, It is. I love this song. Everything about it. They're talking about Reaganomics. Maybe I should make a recession-proof recession song like this one. Or Maybe I already have...

Monday, August 31, 2009

BackTRACKin': Zion I- "Inner Light"

I remember running around back in '98 as a teen, chasing down anything that had to do with hip-hop; Telegraph Ave in Berkeley, Hip-Hop, in the Park, KPFA and even La Pena Cultural Center. Wherever I could get a fix of the four elements, I was there, hahaha... During that time, Zion I was on the come up, doing HELLA local shows in promotion for their project Mind Over Matter.

There were two gigs that stand out in memory. One was at one of the pier's in SF for some nonprofit youth event. I remember being there with my Youth Radio family, watching Zion I perform when somehow, I ended up with a mic in my hand rapping along side Whiz with Amp Live manning the decks on some open mic steez. Back then, Amp Live used to rock live with an Ensoniq EPS. I was always intrigued by that. Its funny that just yesterday I was performing with him at Outside Lands.

The second time was at La Pena in Berkeley. I'll never forget how crackin' it was with high school students. When they dropped "Inner Light" I went crazy... Back then it was some crazy shit; A group in the Bay rappin' over Drum n' Bass influenced beats. That stuck with me. And I still have the cassette single...

Saturday, August 29, 2009

VIDEO: Jokers of the Scene- "Baggy Bottom Boys"

Jokers Of The Scene "Baggy Bottom Boys" from Mr Goldbar on Vimeo.

The homies Jokers of the Scene have finally dropped the video for their dancefloor smash "Baggy Bottom Boys"... Prepare your eyes for some Craziness. Don't go into a seizure.

Also, peep this unofficial edit of the video done by DJ Ayres and Harry awhile back, cutting in footage from "Big"... I love how this works out, especially at 3:37.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Pulled Aside, Pushed Apart.

The new video from the big homie Lyrics Born featuring Lateef. Skate over to his site for a free download.

Peep the flying heads... You'll never know who you'll see...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Outside Lands in SF This Weekend

Last year I had the "chance" to go to the opening night of San Francisco's Outside Land's Festival.

I got to will call and to my surprise, there were TWO tickets... no just the one I was counting on. As I walked away from will call, a sudden impulse of greed struck me. I ran into my homie who couldn't get in... I sold him the extra ticket. I then thought about the amount I could make on my remaining ticket. The Dark Side overwhelmed me and *poof*... the other ticket had been sold. As I walked away, unsure of my decision to take money over music, I suddenly became sure.


The whole reason I came was to see a group I had never seen before.
A group I had been a fan of for over 10 years at that point.
A group that doesn't get out this way much.
A group that had purple lights flooding the night sky over Golden Gate Park as they performed my favorites off of OK Computer... Yes. I sold out on RADIOHEAD.

I still feel bad about it because I have yet to catch them live. Still.

So here it is again. Outside Lands has come back around, and although its Radiohead-less, I'm going to make sure I'm there. Mainly because I'm performing with Amp LIve for a couple shows.

The first is an Outside Lands night show at The Independent with Street Sweeper Social Scene this Friday at 9:30pm.

The second is at the Festival on the Experience Stage from 4:30-6:30pm on Sunday.

SF I will see you there! For SURE this time!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

In the Studio with XLR8R Magazine

The current issue of XLR8R Magazine, Issue # 128, is out now! And guess what... They did a spread on yours truly for the In the Studio feature . If you were ever interested my gear and approach, this sheds some light on all that.

You can download a pdf of the issue HERE or read the article HERE .


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Chill With Me and Feel the Breeze...

... We do this everyday!

Or at least every rooftop party at the Standard Hotel in Downtown LA!

Video courtesy of Glenjamin.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

LA!!! Get Ready this Saturday...

Once again LA... It's going down THIS SATURDAY at the Standard Downtown.

If you forgot about how we rocked it last time... Get Familiar! (peep the background, Hahaha...)
Get Familiar!


Monday, August 10, 2009

HNRL @ HVW8: Exclusive DJ Tap.10 Mix!!!

From the HVW8 Blog:

We got the DJ Tap .10 (Honor Roll/Trackademicks) LIVE with the bay area flavor at the HVW8 Gallery podcast now posted.

It’s the perfect ‘Summertime Mix’

1. J Sands & Flying Lotus - Mages Sages (Light A Dub) (Instrumental)
2. Muhsinah x Jake One - You (Jetboat)/Boozina Remix
3. The Nonce - Mixtapes
4. Too $hort - In The Trunk
5. Keak Da Sneak - Oakland
6. J Stalin - Millionaire Status
7. Trackademicks feat. Teedra Moses - Face The Music
8. Sa-Ra - Bone Song
9. Bjork - I Miss You (Dobie’s Sunshine Rub)
10. Spank Pops - Beautiful Noise
11. She’s Always In My Hair
12. Andre 3000 - She Lives In My Lap
13. Discovery - Orange Shirt
14. J*Davey - Hi Sun
15. ?uestlove/Foreign Exchange/Zo!/Carlitta Durand - Purple Flip
16. Teedra Moses - Say Lil Mama
17. Dam Funk - Nyghtryder
18. Tell Me I’m Not Dreamin’
19. P.Y.T. (Demo Version)
20. 1-O.A.K. - Me & You
21. Give It Up (Trackademicks Edit)
22. Aurra - Baby Love
23. Stacy Lattisaw - Dynamite!
24. Surface - Falling In Love

Listen on the HVW8 Podcast page.

or Subscribe for free on iTunes

Photos from the LIVE podcast HERE .

Friday, August 7, 2009

Ask Me How I Feel...

I'm Good

The Clipse- "I'm Good"


See you tonight !

Thursday, August 6, 2009

We still ON even in The Off Season.

Check out this brand new mixtape from FWMJ’s Rappers I Know and Funkadelic Freestyles, Mixtape Volume I: The Off Season.

They are definitely showing the Honor Roll some love, with Tracks from Spank Pops, 1 O.A.K., and yours truly!

1. Soulful! “Intro”
2. Danny Brown “That’s Just The Way It Goes”
3. jben.ok x Dela “Introductions”
4. Senor Kaos x DJ Spinna “Summer Madness (ATL Remix)”
5. Che Grand “Life’s Grand” featuring Nicky
6. Spank Pops “Beautiful Noise”
7. K-Beta “Summershine” featuring Shydi
8. Akrobatik & Mr. Lif ”Beast Mode”
9. Nicole Hurst “When You’re Gone”
10. the OTHERSIDE “Ms. Cloud 9″
11. Finale “Agony” produced by nick tha 1da
12. Truthlive “80’s Baby”
13. 1.O.A.K. “The Lovecats”
14. Oddisee “We On To Something”
15. jben.ok x Knowledge “The Newest Addition”
16. Trackademicks “Nothin’ On Me”
17. Lyriciss & Pro’Verb ”What You Mad For” produced by Soulful!
18. Houston Rock Its “The Beast”
19. X.O. “All Around The World” produced by Team Demolition
20. Kay “Sloboogie” featuring Franchelle
21. Scanz “Vibrations”
22. Kokayi “Prayer”
23. jben.ok x Chris “Daddy” Dave “Outro”

Get It HERE!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

This Is What We Do.

Hi, name is Trackademicks. You might know me from such songs as "Tanyademicks" and "Everybody Rock!". When I'm not producing and/or rapping on hit records, I'm probably producing and singing on them.

And this is just that!

Tanya Morgan- "What We Do" feat. Trackademicks (prod. by Trackademicks)

Oh and did I mention you can purchase it... HERE.

Awww Yeah.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Thugs Need Love Too.

Hardcore Gentlemen - "Hardcore Gentlemen"

No really. Thugs DO need love. No matter how aggressive they come off.

Oh, and I bet you didn't know how thugged out the Honor Roll was either! Count the HR shirts in the goon squad. Now double that and add one. That's how many Honor Roll students are in the video... So don't get us upset!

Oh yeah, shout out to Tanya Morgan for coming to Oakland to shoot this gutter masterpiece!


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Amplify with Pase Rock and Dam Funk this Friday!

It's going down at 111 Minna this Friday in SF!

Friday, July 31st 2009
Hacksaw Entertainment, Versus Magazine SF, & Fernet Branca present:


Summer Music Showcase:
Pase Rock LIVE (Dim Mak / NYC)
Dam Funk (Stones Throw / LA)
Trackademicks (Fools Gold / Oakland)
DJ DRM (Bastard Jazz / NYC)
J Billion (Huff / SF)
B Bravo (Frite Nite / SF)
DJ Morsy (Nana Chill / NYC)
Special live performance from the Loco Bloco Drummers
Hosted by Kings of 8Bit (Rush One & Mezmetic)

Summer Photography Showcase:
Chris Brennan
Leo Docuyanan
Beryl Fine
Scott La Rockwell
Amanda Lopez
Trevor Traynor

Live Screen Printing by San Franpsycho & What It Is... SFC

Official Site:

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

SFBG Readers are the $h!t.

SFBG Best of the Bay Issue 2009

So just about an hour ago I was walking down the street with the folks in Korea Town in LA when I decided to check my twitter. I had a reply from the homie Ant sayin' "congrats". I asked him to clarify and... BAM !!!

SFBG Best of the Bay 2009 Readers Poll Winners:
Best Hip Hop Act

Thanks for all the readers who voted for your boy!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

SF!!! Tonight we Floss with Honor!!!

Tonight in at Mighty in SF I'm getting down with Flosstradamus and Sleazemore. Did I mention OPEN BAR from 9-10 pm?!?!?!?!?

I'd go if I wasn't already.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Love Makes Everybody Rock.


For those who know me know that Teedra has been a one of my FAVORITES for a loooooong @$$ time. So much that I've remixed her a few times...

Its no secret to anyone that her debut record Complex Simplicity was my favorite record of 2004.  It was the soundtrack to more than a couple complex "situations" I had.  

Fast Forward. It's 2009. A second official release from Teedra is way overdue. And somehow, I'm directly involved with the process. 

Coincidence? I don't believe in coincidence. I believe that everything happens for a reason, whatever that reason may be. 

So far, we have a few songs in the making, including one for my upcoming project, State of the Arts

There isn't too much to say about "Everybody Rock!" that isn't already said.

"Let's Find Heaven... Let's Fall in Love." 

Why yes,  Let's. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Quik Ain't Never Lied.

[Producer's] Chuuuch.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Exclusive Interview with Spin Earth!!!

Me and Theophilus London

Spin Earth Got a chance to catch up with me on A-Trak's 10,000 lb Hamburger Tour in San Francisco... They caught me on a good day, pretty informative, hahahaha. Check it out!

Friday, July 17, 2009

BackTRACKin': Voodu "Southern California Nights"

Voodu- "Southern California Nights"

I used to slap this in high school. That night time, warm weather, breezy slap... Voodoo, Mean Green, Mykill Myers, Ras Kass, the whole Western Hemisfear crew... I one of the members of Hollyweerd has ties to this lineage...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tonight at the Independent in SF...

I'll be sharing the stage with the homies A-Trak and Treasure Fingers, and Theophilus London. Like D and Ray said (not to be confused with him)... You should be here.

The Independent
628 Divisadero (at Hayes)
San Francisco, CA


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Honor Roll. The Standard Downtown LA. Turntable Lab In-Store. Key Club.

Before you head over to Turntable Lab at 6pm, Come kick it with us at The Standard in Downtown LA as we rock Beestings & Nosebleeds with Dub Frequency!


Just in case you forgot...


We're hitting the Plush Lounge @ the Key club for Mike Baker's get down later tonight...


Friday, July 10, 2009

TONIGHT!!! Purple Lounge Fridays @ The Standard in Hollywood!

Tonight I'm rockin in Hollywood with Dub Frequency at the Standard in Hollywood!

Its Free so ain't no excuse not to get loose. I think that's right...


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Trackademicks x Lyrics Born x Clyde Carson- "Block Bots"

Lyrics Born Variety Show Mixtape Season Pho

The big homie Lyrics Born has just dropped his fourth installment of his Variety Show Mixtape series, this time with season Pho.

I co-produced and am featured on "Block Bots" along with Clyde Carson:

Get the mixtape HERE !

Oh, and just in case you forgot...

1. Season Pho Intro ft. Joey Guila
2. The Divide Is Widening* – Lyrics Born
3. Revolution – J-Boogie ft. Lyrics Born & The Mamaz
4. Stay Professional* – Lyrics Born
5. Funky Hit Records / FHR DJ Erb Remix – Lyrics Born
6. Pop Campaign* – Lyrics Born
7. Block Bots* – Lyrics Born ft. Clyde Carson & Trackademicks
8. Mama’s Got A Brand New Swag – Joyo Velarde ft. Lyrics Born
9. The Utmost Versatyle* – Lyrics Born ft. Joyo Velarde
10. The World Is Calling (Remix)* – Lyrics Born ft. Lateef the Truthspeaker & Joyo Velarde
11. Beautiful Bowlegged Lady* – Lyrics Born
12. Turn It Up – The Bamboos ft. Lyrics Born
13. Trippin’ – Eric Legnini Trio ft. Lyrics Born
14. Take Aim (Automator Remix) – Kasabian ft. Lyrics Born, Dan The Automator, The Gift of Gab & Lateef The Truthspeaker
15. Alien – Dosmoccos ft. Lyrics Born
16. Put ‘Em Up – Soulico ft. Lyrics Born
17. Differences (Mash Up)* – Lyrics Born
18. I’m A Phreak (Mash Up)* – Lyrics Born
19. Make It Good – Lyrics Born
20. Ill Vacation – The Mighty Underdogs ft. Lyrics Born
21. Pushed Aside Pulled Apart – Lyrics Born ft. Lateef The Truthspeaker
22. Season Pho Outro ft. Joey Guila


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Trackademicks Turntable Lab LA In-Store Video Flyer

Trackademicks Turntable Lab LA In-Store Video Flyer by Lambo and The Snow Bear

Must I reiterate? If you are in LA you don't want to miss this weekend... the Honor Roll is will be in the house as well.

Shout out to the homies Lambo and The Snow Bear out of LA for lacin' me with this kaleidoscopic advertisement. Its a movement yall... Don't sleep. Ha!


Monday, July 6, 2009

Trackademicks Turntable Lab LA In-Store THIS SATURDAY!!!

Not the "urntable Lab LA"... The Turntable Lab LA.

Yes, yes yall... This Saturday July 11th, I will be doing an in-store at Turntable Lab LA for my debut release out on Fool's Gold, "Enjoy What You Do" b/w "Topsidin''

If you are in SoCal, you have to MAKE SURE you slide through the event...

We even thought about all you lushes out there, as there is going to be FREE alcohol... Yes, FREE ALCOHOL.

I'm just sayin... I'd go if I wasn't me.

Oh yeah, And I'll be doing a beat demonstration with my trusty Ensoniq ASR-88... You dont wanna miss that.

Trackademicks In-Store
Saturday July 11th, 6-8pm
Turntable Lab LA
424 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 782-0173

There will be much more with the Honor Roll in LA this upcoming weekend... Stay tuned for details!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

BackTRACKin': Jodeci- "Feenin'"

Jodeci- "Feenin'"

Now I'm sure almost everyone is up on this one. I'm putting this up because its come up in conversation more than three times in the last week.

Who's filling this void today? I'm sure we can throw out a few contenders, but really... Who?

Monday, June 29, 2009

This past weekend...

I bounced to the Stanislaus National Forest for some recreational activites... Just a few photos...

Can't wait to get back... Maybe even drag the Honor Roll with me!

Friday, June 26, 2009

The California Lifestyle that I Live...

Souls of Mischief- "93 till Infinity"

I'm ending this week(starting this weekend) with a few videos from Souls of Mischief/ Hieroglyphics... No, not just because, but for their underlying themes...

Hieroglyphics- "You Never Knew"

That's right- the blue sky, fresh air... that outdoor lifestyle that many of us in Northern California are accustomed to. I'm doing this, because I'm about to go backpacking this weekend. Yes, contrary to popular belief, I grew up fishing, scaling cliffs, and swimming in mountain lakes during the summer months.

Souls of Mischief- "Medication"

If I'm not too busy CHILLIN', I just might have some video to put up from this weekend...

Happy Trails... YEEEEE!!!!


Monday, June 22, 2009

BackTRACKin': EBTG "Each and Every One"

Everything But the Girl "Each and Everyone" and "Rollercoaster" (Live)

Okay, I won't lie... I got up on this song not too long ago. I've always been a fan of Everything But the Girl, Ben Watt remixes and al that, just never went in hella deep on past albums. When I was crate diggin' a few months back, I came up on this record. This is my $h!t... The video above is the live version of this ...

Oh yeah, and its officially of Summer here in the States. Yessss.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

PhotoFreaks: DJ Quik. Kurupt. Kev Choice. Trackademicks @ Ruby Skye SF

If you missed the show last thursday, you lost. Sorry.

However, not all is lost!

Check out the photo coverage courtesy of Suckafreeze and Stash Magazine!


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Exclusive! 1 O.A.K. "Me & You" Live at the Academy!

1-O.A.K. - Me & You from Honor Roll on Vimeo.

New material from the Freshman of the Honor Roll , 1 O.A.K., produced by 1 O.A.K.
Listen to it. Love it.

1 O.A.K. EP coming soon...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"Best of DJ Quik" mixed by Matthew Africa

This week I'm in Quik mode! Haven't had a chance to hear the album yet. For any of yall that didn't know or FORGOT how dope he was... Peep this mix compiled by the homie DJ Matthew Africa.

1. America'z Most Complete Artist
2. Sweet Black Pussy
3. Loked Out Hood
4. Get At Me
5. Down, Down, Down feat. Suga Free
6. Tonite
7. Pitch In On A Party
8. I Don't Wanna Party wit U
9. We Still Party
10. Let's Get Down (Tony Toni Toné)
11. Let Me Know (Hi-C)
12. Up 'N Da Club (2nd II None)
13. Hand In Hand
14. Black Mercedes feat. Nate Dogg
15. Do I Love Her? feat. Suga Free
16. Don't Walk Away feat. Suga Free
17. Safe + Sound
18. You'z A Ganxta
19. Dollaz + Sense
20. U Ain't Fresh! feat. Erick Sermon
21. Til Jesus Comes
22. Tha Truth Is... (Mausberg)
23. Trouble RMX
24. Jus Lyke Compton
25. Trust No Bitch (Penthouse Players Clique)
26. Born & Raised In Compton
27. Summer Breeze
28. So Many Wayz
29. 50 Ways feat. Wanya Morris of Boyz II Men
30. Speed
31. Sex Crymee
32. Ni**az Still Trippin' feat. Hi-C
33. Smoke II Much (Fixxers)
34. So Good (Fixxers)
35. Can You Work Wit Dat (Fixxers)
36. I Got That Feelin'
37. Me Wanna Rip Your Girl
38. Chocolate Lover feat. Sexy Leroy & the Chocolate Lovelitez
39. One On 1 feat. El DeBarge

Monday, June 8, 2009

THURSDAY!!! DJ Quik & Kurupt x Kev Choice x Trackademicks!!!

Anyone that truly knows my musical inclinations knows that DJ Quik is in my Top 5 of artists of all time. So the fact that I am on the same bill with him has me JUICED.

The one thing that I can say about him is that he has always been ahead of the curve, able to do what others in his genre could never think of doing. Back in middle school I remember watching PBS right before Reading Rainbow was about to come on, when all of a sudden "Quik's Groove III" came on as the soundbed for the station ID!

Working with musicians like El Debarge and Raphael Saadiq, as well as a high level of live instrumentation, have only helped solidify him as a pioneer of sophisticated grown-folks gangsta rap music. Did I mention Suga Free?

If you're in NORTHERN CALIFORNIA and you ain't at Ruby Skye in SF this Thursday, that's when you're lost... In Life.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Trackademicks with Amp Live This Friday in Oakland!!!

Amp Live Feat. K.Flay
J. Sonic

Live at The Uptown

It's rare that the sun moon and stars align in favor of Oakland's nightlife, BUT it happens this FRIDAY! If you haven't been to Downtown Oakland, you might not know that there has been a whole new crop of bars popping up, as well as the historic Fox Theater , making the blocks around the corner from Oaksterdam the new East Bay destination.

As if that wasn't enough, its going to be First Friday, which means Oakland's monthly Art Murmur is going down, like a pre-party for the show...

Come kick it with the Honor Roll IN OAKLAND!


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Trackademicks Loves Swing Out Sister

Swing Out Sister- "Twilight World"

I have to thank my mom for the lovefest about to take place...

As a kid in the 80s, I really only listened to what my mom listened to- Wham!, Sade, Tears For Fears, Basia, and of course Swing Out Sister. These were groups I loved way before I could name a hip-hop group. About as close as it got to hip-hop in my house was Bob James' "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" or the KING OF R&B's best album "Don't Be Cruel"...

Swing Out Sister's brand of Sophisti-Pop is probably my biggest personal influences. Lush string arrangements, solid topic matter, fresh chords, and intelligent pop sensibility- a lot of the ideals I use to guide my own brand of SOPHISTI-SLAP (yes, term invented by me).

"Twilight World" is my favorite song from them, followed by HELLA others...

I only bring all this up now because I get to see them for the FIRST TIME EVER at Bimbo's in San Francisco- Tonight!

And I'm taking my mom.
Do I seem excited?


Monday, June 1, 2009


San Ilya- "Bellisimo"

This song was on a Revlon comercial a few years back.
There are some dope songs on the record, "Bliss" and "All For Melody" being my favorites.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Meeting People is Easy.

Radiohead- "Climbing Up the Walls" (Fila Brazillia Remix)

I just saw Radiohead's tour documentary, Meeting People is Easy, again yesterday.
Sold out areas, everyone singing every word.

Here's one of my favorite Radiohead remixes from the OK Computer era, courtesy of Fila Brazillia.



Saturday, May 23, 2009

Trackademicks with the Pharcyde at the Fillmore Tonight!

Pharcyde Flyer
It's going down tonight at the legendary Fillmore in SF!

I'm excited because I get the opportunity to rock with the Pharcyde- all four of them!

Its crazy because this group has achieved what many groups only aspire to... crafting a hip-hop "standard". For real though, this song is on "Happy Birthday" status (and I'm not talking about the Birfday Song...).

An with that said, here's one of my Pharcyde favorites... "She Said" (Jay Dee Remix)

See yall tonight!


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Little Dragon- "After the Rain" (Trackademicks Remix)

Little Dragon is a dope group.

I think I told yall that before.
I like dope groups.
And occasionally I'm fortunate enough to be able to remix them.

Download: Little Dragon- "After The Rain" (Trackademicks Remix)



Trackademicks Interview on SF Station

Last week I got a chance to sit down with Christina Li of SF Station and talk about, well, myself (not in the akward, "annoying date" way though, hahaha...)

Check It Out!