THE 09 IS COMING
The year is closing down and looking back there where a few highlights in 2008.
First there was my 1 year anniversary in february never thought to last this long. I started this blog for 3 reasons:
1. To give back to the bloggers. All this time i was just leeching from all the blogs after a while i wanted to do something back.
2. Letting people know real hip hop in my opinion. I was seeing a lot of blogs posting so called "real" hip hop like lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Akon & even Beyonce. And then there are those so called mixtapes but when you listen to it there is no mixing it's just someone scream between to songs.
3. To get in touch with people who think like me and know about the history of hip-hop so we can discuss and learn from each other.
The second highlight was getting a million hits this summer knowing that people liked what i was doing. The first year of posting wasn't all that only leechers came by and no one posted a comment.
But after a while the first real hip-hop head came by and started telling many stories about old school hip hop and that was my man Olskool4real. I love to read the stories in the comments about the early years of hip hop that i didn't know i learned a lot from him. Next i got to know Tapemasta over at rapmullet.com he introduced me to all kind of dj's & mixtape's i never knew where out there. He got me excided about posting all kinds of real mixtape's.
In the summer some kid named Brandan from Recognize The Real came on the scene. At first i got frustrated at Brandan for spamming my chatbox with his blog :-) but after some discussions and seeing what he was doing we became partners in crime. Much respect for what you have reached in just a couple of months Keep doing your thing Brandan. I hope we can collaborate more in the future.
Thanx to Andyman 187 over at Rekordz On Wheelz for surprising me with some very nice mixes time after time. Vas over at The World Famous Schnooklyn Zoo for putting out the Sean Price & R.A. The Rugged Man compilations loving it. More recent thanx to DJ Manifest for hooking me up with some real hip hop, old school mixes. I also would like to give a big up to Chad over at WGHH Radio for giving me a change to broadcast my music.
Much respect to the following blogs i check everyday: Philaflava/T.R.O.Y., DJ Marioka/Real Hip Hop, Mass/Masscorporation, Swann/Invincible Bully, THIMK, The Essential Elements, Time 4 Sume Aksion, Hip Hop & Vinyl Giant, Hamza21/Domeshots And Fat Laces, Bzrwon/The Mix-Set Blog, Dot Got It and many more.
What's bringing 2009? No idea. I hope that in collaboration with my peeps we can do some new and amazing things. Further there is the return of Turntable Week starting january 5th. I'm also working on a mixtape project can't say much about it at the moment it's still in a early stage.
I would like to thank everybody for there support and there contribution for making this blog a success and i hope that in 2009 we can work together to bring more hip hop knowledge to the world.
For now i'm going to enjoy a nice vacation. Everybody have a nice christmas & i'll see you in the new year
ps. i know for sure i forgot some people to thank sorry about that i still got love for ya. I also would like to thank my Dutch followers "als jullie wat bekendheid nodig hebben of een review van je muziek van echte hip-hop heads laat het me maar weten".