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VX — Pictures On My Wall

To those of you who grew up with a stepfather, or maybe even a stepmother, that was kind of a jerk in your early years, this song will resonate profoundly. “Pictures On My Wall” is XV‘s tribute to the childhood heroes who became fathers to him.  A song about an adolescent trapped in the jail cell […]

R.I.P. B.I.G.

Yeah this album is dedicated to all teachers that told me I’d never amount to nothing. To all people that lived above the buildings I was hustling in front of that called the police on me when I was just trying to make some money to feed my daughter. And all the n*&$@s in the […]

Kingless Throne: The State of New York City Hip-Hop

The New York Hip-Hop scene is in a state of emergency. The threat has been looming for years, and now the problem is now more apparent than ever; New York hip-hop has failed to evolve. This failure has opened the door for crooning Canadians, trendy Pennsylvanians, and syrup sippin’ Southerners to take over the scene […]

Kevin Casey’s Sample Saturday – Edgar Winter & Notorious B.I.G & 2Pac

Biggie.  Few conversations lately amongst friends honestly made me think and really consider how much talk about Biggie is people paying respect and how many people are reallllly taking in what dude was saying; to us.  Even though unanimously considered a legend, in the majority of fans top 5 dead or alive… are we still sleeping […]

Kevin Casey’s Sample Saturday – David Porter et Notorious B.I.G.

As Sample Saturday proceeds to give you what you need… By 1995, Hip-hop music had infiltrated American mainstream media and was dominating airwaves and selling out arenas acround the globe. Albums like The Chronic, Doggystyle, Illmatic and Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers were tearing up the charts and selling out record stores. Despite overwhleming success and wealth, battle lines […]

Kevin Casey’s Sample Saturday – Bill Conti (Rocky Soundtrack) et Puff Daddy

“Victory” is as epic as it gets when it comes to rap records, and this larger than life feel all started with the sample, and the genius mind of composer Bill Conti.  Studying at the Juilliard School of Music, Conti mastered his craft, and was more than prepared when hired in 1976 to compose the […]

Kevin Casey’s Sample Saturday – Jackson 5 et Puff Daddy

Released three months after Biggie’s death, Puff Daddy’s “No Way Out” debuted at number one on the charts.  It contained the number one singles “I’ll Be Missing You” and “Can’t Hold Me Down” which owned the airwaves in the summer of 1997.  The third single, “All About The Benjamins” never made it to number one, […]

Kevin Casey’s Sample Saturday – Herb Alpert / Biggie

After Biggie’s funeral, a motorcade of cars including the hearse carrying his casket proceeded through his old neighborhood in Brooklyn.  When someone started blasting “Hypnotize” the mood on the crowded streets changed from mourning, to a celebration of his life… and his music.  Herb Alpert could never have imagined that his music would have contributed […]

Kevin Casey Music Presents Live From New York (1994-2001)

Man look at these suckers. I ain’t no rapper, I’m a hustler. It just so happens I know how to rap.” In the beginning Hip Hop was about b-boying, djing, graffiti and emceeing. The drug game of the late 1980′s changed the ghetto so, it was only natural that it would change the music as […]