Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Enigma Sept Hour w/ featured artist Charles Clark (07.11.10)



One man shouldn't have all this power!

The homie J. De La Cruz saved me on this one. The guest I had lined up was a no-show. An hour before the live broadcast, he suggested a local R&B singer who he was chatting with at the time. So we worked it out and the show you have here is the results. Much thanks to Mr. Cruz and his Four Corner Productions crew.

After running down the Billboard charts, I talked about Eminem's platinum status and Drake's  (double) gold status [So Far Gone EP is near gold]. I spoke on new projects from Wale, Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross.

I spoke about an article reporting that concert and album sales are lagging after six months into 2010. Big acts like Rihanna are canceling shows because numbers are low. I also spoke on the Mel Gibson's racist rant. 

Making a transition from Mel Gibson's racist comments to the World Cup (in Africa) was not intended. It worked out though. o_O

The WTF moment went to 

I played a track by an artist named Genn Hicks titled "Being Alone". Its a really nice song. It has a nice India.Arie vibe. Check her out here: Genn Hick's Reverbnation page

Now, the featured artist of the week Charles Clark is no amateur. According to his bio, he was close to signing to J Records, but he decided to attend college. Learn how he is trying to regain the spotlight into the music industry. Also, check out his single "Stars" during the midpoint of the interview. 

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Enigma Sept Hour w/ featured guest Elite (06.27.2010)

Elite


I 'll begin by apologizing to those who probably missed the live version of this week's Enigma Sept Hour because I moved the time back one hour. I decided to do that because of the BET Awards that aired at 8 pm EST that night. Thank Me Later.

I gave KT's "Promise Everlasting" some burn because I like the track and I said I would. #manofmyword ....most days. *side eye*

I did some different things with this week's episode. I decided to do the Billboard.com Hip Hop/R&B album and songs charts before the news because it seems to get lost in the shuffle.

I invited the homie J. De La Cruz of Four Corners Productions on the show to discuss Eminem's new album titled Recovery. He doesn't like the album and I didn't at first. The album has grown on me since, so we decided to debate about it.

I played a track from the Roots' new album How I Got Over for Jay since I had told him about it. The title of the track "Now or Never" is on of my favorite songs on the album. Great album overall.

I really enjoyed the interview with Elite, even though it was obvious that he was driving down I-10 towards Tallahassee (LOL). He definitely has a good grasp of the industry politics and a coolness that people seem to draw too. I played his track "Lighthouse" with production by none other, J. De La Cruz. I guess the circle is tight in Tallahassee (lol).

You can follow Elite on twitter: @elitegutta and on youtube at: thisiselite

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Enigma Sept Hour (06.20.10)

Ahhhh....this show gets interesting every week. If it's not one thing, it's another or two. The band will march on!!

I would like to think all the people who continue to support me on a regular basis. I know it's not easy because I try to be there for others as well. Yet, you guys hold down the fort and I appreciate that. Special thanks to the big homie J. De La Cruz, Alissa aka Ms. Hollywood, No-weezy, and my long-time homie Marlo.

As promised, I finally premiered the K.T. song "Promise Everlasting". You can't lose with an Isley Brothers' sample. Before I did that, I was interrupted by the aforementioned Marlo. He called me a "heifer monster". #kayneshrug

During the entertainment news section, I spoke on two rappers possibly facing murder charges, a rapper's refusal to see his daughter, a rapper causing a riot by doing nothing, and a world champion thanking his psychiatrist.

I've regressed to giggling to myself. I hate when comedians do this, but then I'm no comedian.

The WTH moment goes to Snoop Dogg and his two videos he appeared in this week, including a video/song dedicated to a fictional character.

Yung Lyrik called into the show and we had a brief discussion on the oil spill and Cash Money's exploration into that industry.

Later in the show, J. De La Cruz and I had a debate about Drake's "Thank Me Later" that was released last Tuesday. He's not particularly feeling it. I think that its a good album. I think expectation will prove to be Drake's biggest foe.

I also spoke on Ludacris' "Battle of the Sexes" album, which I purchased at the same time I picked up "Thank Me Later".


Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Enigma Sept Hour (06.10.10) w/ featured artist K.T.

KT

Computers will not take over the world. I repeat computers will not take over the world. They are too prone to human error. That is all. LOL

During the news segment, I spoke on the rap group D12's tax troubles, Dr. Dre's battle with the new Death Row, rap video rumor on President Obama, Ja Rule and Kid Cudi's legal trouble, a scheduled Lauryn Hill sighting, and Jive hateration on Big Boi's album.

The WTH moment of the week went to the ex-wife of the late Gary Coleman, Shannon Price. Yeah.

The interview with K.T. went pretty smooth. The guy was definitely laid-back. He gave a good interview and answered my questions with confidence and cool. You can tell that K.T. is a young cat with an old soul, which is reflected in his music. Unfortunately, techanical difficulties prevented me from giving the world K.T.'s music. Again, computers will not take over the world. Ugh.

Oh yeah, K.T. doesn't not stand for Killer Tactics. LOL


Tracks played: "So I Give It To Her"- Mason Caine featuring Laws and LA the Craftzman; "Can't Leave Rap Alone" by Flamilia.

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Enigma Sept Hour w/ featured artist Notty Black

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This episode of the Enigma Sept Hour was special for me. Notty Black of the legendary Nappy Headz graced the show. The Nappy Headz is the rap group that spawn superstar T-Pain. Now Notty Black is taking a crack at his own rap industry takeover.

My comments on Mr. T was totally random. Proceed.

Shouts out to the homie J. Cruz of Four Corner Production for providing a beat for the show.

During the news section, I missed out on a lot of stuff like Lil Kim's beef with Nicki Minaj and Eminem's debuting his new video for "Not Afraid". But I did cover Chamillionaire's foreclosure and Juvenile biting Drake's album cover.

The WTH moment of the week went to RZA and his comments on the South. His comments stemmed from the beef between Jay Electronica and DJ Kay Slay. RZA isn't in the beef, but his name was brought up by Jay Elect.

Check out RZA's comments here: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1640528/20100601/rza.jhtml


The top HipHop/R&B albums and song were: Usher's "Raymond Vs Raymond" and Alicia Keys' "I'm Ready".

The track played on this episode was "Several Cuts" by Raven October.


Monday, May 31, 2010

The Enigma Sept Hour (05.30.2010)

So the streak is over.

After a string of guests since mid-February, I had to rock an entire broadcast without an interview. Timing couldn't have been better.

At the last minute, I decided to do a mid-year review of rap and R&B game in 2010 with my top 5 events of the past 6 months. There were many events to pick, but I was able to narrow it down to five. I'm sure there will be disagreements, but aye, I did it all at the last minute. Thank me later.....

Additionally, I introduced new slang created by me and Yung Lyrik. You don't want to be dry after the game. Make sure to check out what I'm talking about....

As always, I ran down bits of entertainment news for the week including Nas working with Carlos Santana, Mac Minister's murder conviction upheld, and Rick Ross v Rick Ross....

The WTH moment of the week was the assault on Kat Stacks in a club. The video was posted on youtube. Definitely check out my response to this foolishness.....




Shouts out to the homie Marlon for stopping by Hell'z Basement. That's him in the background. I also played "Oil & Gas" by SBE featuring E&J, "Untouchable" by Enigma September featuring Dermo and Yung Lyrik, and "Love for Hip Hop" by Kim D....

Make sure to leave comments about the episode and be sure to tune into the next live broadcast this Saturday with Notty Black.....

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