Year: 2008

Music MySpace Monday

MySpace Monday: Shwayze

My goodness it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts, but thanks to little extra free time, 4080Records is proud to bring back the ever-popular MySpace Monday posts. So everyone,  put your hands together and welcome Shwayze.  This trio from California is all about the party jams and really don’t attempt to […]

Album Reviews Featured Music

Universal Mind Control reviewed – and the results are not good

Despite our hype, it doesn’t look like Common’s Universal Mind Control is getting too much love in the hip hop community.  That doesn’t mean it’s not a commercial success for Common. In case you haven’t seen it, Common and Afrika Bambaataa have a little TV spot for Microsoft’s Zune media player. All tangents aside, I’ve […]

Art Cool Music

Paul Dateh is all stringed out

Yeah, it’s a terrible pun.  Which is unfortunate considering how dope Paul Dateh and his unique take on hip-hop are.  A classically trained violinist, Dateh attended Los Angeles’ Thornton School of Music where he was introduced to improvisational jazz and eventually hip-hop.  Check out the video to see his unique, but undeniably ill, take on […]

Featured Politics

Mumbai massacre beyond comprehension

If you’ve been following the news at all lately, you’ve heard about the Mumbai terrorist attacks. Details are still sketchy, but the latest news seems to indicate a group of terrorist gunmen came ashore on rubber boats and attacked six different locations in Mumbai. The Taj Mahal Hotel, the Oberoi-Trident Hotel, Leopold Cafe, a train […]

Art

More hip hop portrait art

Alexander Melamid is an American painter who was born and lived in the Soviet Union.  Detroit’s Museum of Contemporary Art has a brief little biography of Melamid, and the results are pretty surprising: Melamid (b.1945) is long-known in the art world for his partnership with fellow Russian artist Vitaly Komar, with whom he founded the […]

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