Every Friday I pick the best representation of each Hip-Hop Element-MC,DJ,BREAKING,GRAFFITI-from the past week.Knowledge is to some including me the 5th Element.




Meyhem Lauren-Silk Shirts and Yellow Gold-Prod. by Buckwild

From the upcoming album Silk Pyramids, by Meyhem Lauren & Buckwild on Thrice Great Records. In stores everywhere 5-27-14.



DJ Platurn-Crumblin’ Erb (The Outkast Mix)-Mix w/ URB


DJ Platurn sais:

“Had a blast revisiting one of the most prolific Hip-Hop groups of all time. I was always a big fan, but there’s a unique perspective you acquire on a group when you dive into their catalog via piecing together a detailed DJ mix. Them ATL boys span the gamut of diversity in this rap and soul thing — claiming that they’re versatile is a severe understatement. The genius of Organized Noize couldn’t have been a better fit either. The marriage of music and voice with Andre, Big Boi, and that dirty dungeon they recorded in were the makings of some of the funkiest and soulful rap music to ever come out of the South, or all of rap music for that matter. I took it all over the place, as I tend to do, but I focused almost solely on tracks that Sir Luscious & Mr. Benjamin both appeared on, and as much variety as I could fit in between for that added Platurn effect. Crumble up some erb and lean back for this one.”

*Note: this is by no means an authoritative mix on the duo, simply my meager interpretation — there were even some joints that I couldn’t fit that my faves, unfortunately. I hope the attempt still does them justice.

N2U f/ Khujo Goodie
Elevators [medley]
Crumblin’ Erb
Jazzy Belle
Benz Or Beamer w/ Goodie Mob
She Lives In My Lap
Player’s Ball [medley]
Land Of A Million Drums f/ Killer Mike
Call The Law f/ Janelle Monáe
Dracula’s Wedding
Rosa Parks
Funkin’ Around
Skew It On The Bar-B f/ Raekwon
Roses (Platurn Used To Say blend)
Wheelz Of Steel
Spottieottiedopaliscious (Hot 8 edit)
So Fresh, So Clean



Break The Floor 2014-Official Recap w/ YAK

“Break The Floor is one of the most prestigious breaking event in the world. It happens every year in the city of Cannes famous “Palais des Festivals”, where the Cannes Film Festival is also held.
To watch the entire HD competition, click here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

Don’t miss the summer edition (european qualifiers) in Cannes this august 16th

Music “Invasion Z” by Mr Moreno and Viramaina



Yard Master-USA Road Trip w/ Ironlak

Late last year bags were packed and roads were hit in search of steel.

Watch the result as the bad food, beer and good times flow.

You Can See Some Still Photos From the Trip Here http://ironlak.com/2014/04/yard-master-usa-road-trip-video/





This week I chose a new piece written by Phillip Mlynar for MySpace. It covers the entire history of Rawkus Records , and includes comments and stories from anybody who was there including many of the artists associated with the label.It is not a small story.It’s incredible with the amount of knowledge it shares.Can’t miss.



Thank You for checking this week and Thank You to all my readers who have supported the first 58 of these.

And finally if you would like to read Elemental 1-58 go here ELEMENTAL Click on the header to bring up the full post.

Peace INDOE @IndoeSadSmilez #CheckIt


Featuring contributions from Al-Doe, Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire, Troy Ave, Bodega Bamz, YC The Cynic, Denzil Porter, Smoke DZA, Doley Bernays, Timeless Truth, Euro League, Pete from Bitches Is Crazy, The Incomparable Shakespeare and SHIRT, this project is as much a showcase of the homegrown talent that has been reinvigorating the NY Rap scene over the last couple of years as it is a thank you letter to Nasir Jones. And really, what higher praise is there than that which comes from a generation of artists that cite you as a direct influence? So settle in and join us as we salute Nas on 20 years in the game, here’s to 20 more!

Revolution’s show from BReal.TV is hear for your listening.The Cut is back and you should listen to one of the best.

Prince Paul sais:

This is The brief run of Prince Paul’s world famous Illout show that appeared on XM Radio in 2006 .. comedy talk hip hop radio at it finest with our cast of Illouts Mr Dead , Buster Bus , Bimos , Newkirk , Nyce the laughing guy , Dj A.vee , DJ 3D , TOC the bartender and Evan the intern . We have rare interviews with special guests and talk about all aspects of hip hop . This was one of the top rated shows on XM Radio until mysteriously the plug was pulled only 8 episodes later . Sit back enjoy and share and stay posted to this page there is more to come . This episode is dedicated to ” Hip Hop the Early years ” with Guest Lovebug Starski going in !!


1 spamburger[79] ft selfish 2 can’t get over[90] 3 recliner[90] 4 how u feeling[89]

Pre-Order through Fat Beats here for release on 4/29 Fat Beats

And Sche-Ma’tiks Promo Video

While in NYC promoting his album A Thousand Cuts, Locksmith stops by DJ Kay Slay’s show to kick some potent bars. Lock’s new album A Thousand Cuts is out now.


MusicIsMySanctuary sais:

Asma & YesMcCan joined forces to bring these sounds and atmosphere back with there The Dockery Juke Joint monthly all vinyl DJ night (facebook.com/thedockery) and they put together a comprehensive mix of powerful tracks that follow the blues from its plantation beginnings, to its spread through soulful gospel hymns and electric renaissance. An hour of authentic blues & gospel from many artists descendant of the Delta tradition sprinkled with choice interview cuts from Lomax about what gives a man the blues. Sit back, crack some bourbon and feel the ghosts of The Dockery send chills down your spine and inspire your soul.

Complete info: rappcats.com/j-dilla-give-em-what-they-want

“Give ‘Em What They Want,” 12-inch on clear vinyl with six tracks produced in 2002 by J Dilla and Supa Dave West. This will be released on May 6th on Pay Jay Productions.

We are happy to announce the release of the limited edition vinyl of “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” in-stores 4/18. The vinyl will be a all instrumental version of the “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” project. It contains 12 tracks that include all 11 of the “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” instrumentals plus one exclusive never heard before J Dilla beat.

We decided to release a all instrumental version of “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” to give people the experience of a J Dilla beat tape that we were so lucky to receive. These beat tapes were the springboard that generated creation and generated inspiration for us.

The vinyl release is very, very limited, only 100 copies will be released to stores, to resemble the limited amount of beat tapes that Dilla would send out to artists like Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Talib Kweli, Common, Mos Def, Busta, and De La.

Dilla was a heavy crate digger that scoured the earth digging for exclusive vinyl to sample, and if you want this vinyl project you’ll have to dig the same. We are not releasing the record store information so if you would like to find a copy go to http://www.wearedelasoul.comc for clues and also our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages for the vinyl whereabouts. Happy digging!


For their seventh volume The Beatfonics Crew wanted to explore the world of Blaxploitation movement, an African-American film genre that emerged in the United States in the ‘70s, but also a music genre, given the significant quantity and quality of soundtracks recorded and the high level of the composers.


•BEATXPLOITATION contains samples from:
Truck Turner – Isaac Hayes | Shaft in Africa – Johnny Pate | Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song – Earth, Wind & Fire | The Lost Man – Quincy Jones | Blacula – Gene Page | Trouble Man – Marvin Gaye | Shaft – Isaac Hayes | Hell Up In Harlem – Edwin Starr | Cleopatra Jones – Joe Simon / Millie Jackson | Superfly – Curtis Mayfield | Hit Man – H.B. Barnum | Slaughter’s Big Rip-Off – James Brown / Lyn Collins | Three The Hard Way – The Impressions | Brother On The Run – Johnny Pate | Across 110th Street – J.J. Johnson / Bobby Womack | Black Caesar – James Brown | Super Spook – RheetTaylor | Gordon’s War – Badder Than Evil | Black Samurai – Various

This is the video trailer