Sunday, December 08, 2013

Hanukkah Radio 2013

Back again, schmucks! Here is the 2013 edition of Shade45's Hanukkah Radio hosted by yours truly and the migh Reef the Streets. Our guest DJ this year was the incomparable legendary Stretch Armstrong, and we also had honorary Jews for a Day Lord Sear aka Lord Shmear and DJ Whoo Kid aka DJ Whoberg as well as Dro Grindstein and Shmuley on the boards.
The show features a call-in from Hanukkah Radio staple The Alchemist as well as plenty of Jewish infused hip-hop and our Jew of the Year 2013. Finally, no Hanukkah Radio program is complete without our very own game show Jew or Not a Jew.
Check it all out below and find out who earned the very first Jew in Hip-Hop Lifetime Achievement Award.

BONUS: Here's the Stretch Armstrong AC/DC remix of "My Name Is" that we talked about, along with "Rhyming Words" and some of the prank calls we did with Stretch for the MMLP snippet tape.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

High Maintenance- Elijah

I don't really laugh out loud much at movies or tv shows... so when it happens, I like to share. This video is from a series on Vimeo called High Maintenance that's pretty great overall, but the clip below is outstanding. I love Jewish humor, but throw in a dysfunctional family and a weed dealer with a Passover seder and I'm all-in.

High Maintenance // Elijah from Janky Clown Productions on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Proof & Dilla 3

Very hard to believe, but it has been 7 long years since we lost Big Proof. Again, to celebrate the his life and share his art with the world, I've unearthed another lost track from P and J. Dilla called "Keep It on the Low". The track was produced by Dilla and that's also him on the chorus. Forgive the sound quality but as I've said before these are ripped from cassette dubs and it's the best that I have. I'm pretty sure the track is from 1994, when Proof and J were working on their Funky Cowboys side-project. What can I say? The world just isn't as enjoyable nor the same without you guys. Rest in peace.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Me & Jude on Shade45 at SXSW 2013

I meant to post this a while ago, but here's the interview with me and Jude at SXSW this year. I stopped by a dimly lit cave of a studio on the side of The W hotel in Austin on a beautiful, sunny day to find a lonely Jude discussing what Jude discusses. Hear about Jewish pimps, designer drugs, BBQ, Yelawolf and the airport Hilton below.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Detroit Rubber- Episode 1

Back when Ben Silverman, producer extraordinaire and principal of Electus, reached out to me and Em to created content for their Loud channel on YouTube I had an idea in mind that had been sitting around up there for a while. I always thought that a sneaker store would make for a good reality series given the culture and passion of sneaker-heads and the frequent crossover into the music world. A good sneaker spot can have bit of a barbershop vibe in the sense that people come their to buy stuff as much as they do to share opinions, ideas and basically shoot the shit.
When we threw the idea to Ben and his team, they loved it! One problem- I didn't really know the Burn Rubber guys that well yet. I had been in the store several times and have admired their designs and hustle from afar, but I never really kicked it with them. So my guy J.D. made the introduction, and Rick and Ro turned out to be even more interesting, funny and charismatic than I could have hoped for. We turned the cameras on, and the guys and their crew shined even brighter.
Please take a minute to check out the first episode below, and if you like it, walk with us in something exclusive for the 6 episode run of the first season. We are proud to shine the light on this story of successful and positive entrepreneurial spirit straight from The D. Burn Rubber, baby.