Archive for April, 2011

additions to the family

Meet the newest additions to the So Much Soul family! We would like to introduce you to “The Wonder Years”, “Souldier of Love”, and “Live Life”. All of these tee’s are now available in small through 3XL. Place your orders at

Thank you for the continued support and be on the lookout for our next Tee to be released with our very own mixtape!

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Stacks TV 4.12.11 from Ryan J Slaney on Vimeo.

DJ Icy Ice holdin it down on the tables with his video mixing (rockin the So Much Soul Logo tee) & scratching by USA DMC Champ “E-Tronik”. With special guest West Coast legend Medusa talks about her journey & inspirations, entertainment experience and her words of advice that definitely apply to everyone: “Be mindful of the things you do, and know that people are paying attention”.  With a special performance of “Whr’s The DJ Booth” off  her new album ‘The Choclet Giddee Up’ and of course she had to kill it with a freestyle at the end! Enjoy and tune into StacksTV Live @ every tuesday!

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way back wednesday – ready or not (salaam’s ready for the show remix)

This weeks Way Back Wednesday pick takes us back to 1996 off The Fugees’ ‘Bootleg Versions’ “Ready Or Not” (Salaam’s Ready For The Show Remix). The original ‘Ready Or Not’ is already such a dope, classic track…but the remix…even better! The album was released on November 26, 1996 and features only eight tracks: seven remixes & one new recording. A must have for your collection…Enjoy!

The Fugees – Ready Or Not (Salaam’s Ready For The Show Remix) :

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mixtape monday…on tuesday – a lesson to be learned

Sorry a little late everyone, but here is our mixtape pick of the week: DJ Carisma‘s A Lesson To Be Learned – Westside Edition. 38 tracks of West Coast classics! We hope you enjoy!

Download: DJ Carisma – A Lesson To Be Learned – Westside Edition

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the old skool show – 420 special

You can catch DJ Rawn and Jeff G. every Monday and Wednesday with the Old Skool Show on For years, Jeff G. and Rawn had the best hour in LA radio with the Old Skool Show on Power 106. The Old Skool show was known for keeping that Old Skool vibe alive on the airwaves with shows like West Coast Wednesdays and of course, the AquaNet Set on Fridays.

Today, Rawn and Jeff G put out a 4.20 special. Jeff G said “DJ Rawn did an incredible job on this mix! Whether you smoke or not….you will appreciate his crate diggin’ for classic 420 hip hop/reggae/rock & more!”

Download: The Old Skool Show 4.20 Special

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way back wednesdays – how high

Well, being that it is April 20th….and it just so happened to land on a Wednesday….we decided to go with Meth & Red’s “How High” on this Way Back Wednesday. “How High” released in 1995 was originally featured on the soundtrack to hip hop movie ‘The Show’, with the remix and b-side featured on their first collaborative album ‘Blackout!’ as well as the ‘How High Soundtrack’. We hope you enjoy our pick and have a safe 420!

Excuse me while I kiss the sky….

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mixtape mondays – 808′s & heartleak

After having the chance to catch Kanye’s performance live at Coachella we felt it necessary to post a Kanye mix. Here’s one of my favorite’s done by 2 of the most talented dudes that I know, the LA Leakers. They did this mix back in ’08 and the only thing I hate about this mix is that it’s only 25 minutes long. Either way, you need this. So download it. =)

Download: The Los Angeles Leakers – 808′s & Heartleak

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the new west

Every now and then MTV does actually have programming that has to deal with music. I know, it’s rare. Starting tomorrow, April 18, be sure to check out this series called “The New West”

The New West will give you an in depth look at L.A. hip hop. From Kendrick Lamar and Nipsey Hussle to the Rejectz. This series looks really good. Set your DVR’s y’all… We would, if we had one. =(

“In recent years, Los Angeles hip-hop has lost its place at the top of the rap game. Dr. Dre’s once ubiquitous G-Funk sound has largely disappeared thanks in part to the emergence of other super-producers, the growing dominance of southern hip-hop and the good doctor’s own absence from the scene. As a result (with the exception of the likes of Game and Snoop Dogg), the region has been mostly dormant on a national scale — until now.

In recent years, a new wave of hip-hop acts has emerged, awakening a newfound interest in L.A. hip-hop culture. These artists have each individually carved their own lane without the help of their rap forefathers, creating a sound in contrast to the G-Funk/ gangsta rap sensibility. Beginning Monday, April 18, MTV News will be highlighting some of the best of L.A.’s talented and diverse acts with our weeklong coverage of the New West.” -MTV.COM

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soul sundays – make you feel that way

In 2002, Blackalicious released their second full length album “Blazing Arrow”. This album brings tremendous warmth that’s only complemented by the positivity of their messages. On track 10 “Make You Feel That Way”, you see all the big and little things that make us smile and appreciate life. It is also featured in one of my favorite movies “Brown Sugar” and well, it does just that…make you feel that way!

Happy Soul Sunday!

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way back wednesdays – l.a.

Another West Coast classic. Today we chose to go with “L.A.” by Murs off his 2007 release, Murray’s Revenge with 9th Wonder. If you love L.A. then you know about this. If you don’t know about this, then punch yourself. Happy Way Back Wednesday!

Murs & 9th Wonder – L.A.

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