Archive for September 2010

5 ‘Underground’ JT Moments

While the Cool Kids were in LA this weekend for our issue release party, some interesting biznass went down. According to Jesse Lee, an unofficial official in the Cool Kids’ camp, Mikey Rocks and Chuck Inglish were up in Lionel Richie’s studio (aka Joel and Benji Madden’s recording digs) when Chuck gets a call from Kenna. The Cool Kids had just left a lunch meeting with the experimental pop genius and suddenly, Justin Timberlake was screaming into Chuck’s ear via Kenna’s phone. JT goes on to tell the Cool Kids, now on speaker phone, that he loves the video for “Black Mags” and will basically help them out anyway he can. Then Chuck asks JT to name all the fake things in the “Black Mags” video and after 20 minutes, Timberlake calls him back with the answer.
- as reported by Brandon Perkins on, 2008.

[RECAP] Suai on F.O.K.U.S. Radio (9.12.10)

Suai on F.O.K.U.S. Radio - Group Shot

Sunday’s show featured singer/songwriter/producer extraordinaire Suai! The Detroit native stopped by to promote her upcoming album Almost Wrote You A Love Song and debut “Power (No One Man),” her re-working of Kanye’s latest.

Suai’s remake of “Power” is one of the more creative covers I’ve heard in a while – she completely transforms the original with replayed instruments and new lyrics. Do yourself a favor and check out the video (directed by F.O.K.U.S. Radio Alum Dante Marshall) on Suai’s blog.

Also check the clip below to hear Suai talk about collaborating with Big Sean & No I.D., the concept of her album, a live freestyle + much more!


<a href="">Suai F.O.K.U.S. Radio Freestyle by Teddy Ruck-Spin</a>

More recap @ Suai’s blog.

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F.O.K.U.S. Radio 8.29.10 [Audio]

F.O.K.U.S. Radio 8.29

For August 29th’s show, we put the Spotlight Of The Week on Torae. The Coney Island native has built an impressive resume over the past few years and has quietly become one of the most consistent MCs in hip hop.

Whether it’s rhyming over Primo’s triumphant horn loop on “Click” or DJ Spinna’s eerie backdrop on “Lyrics Is Back,” you can always expect Tor to deliver a tightly composed verse with the utmost confidence. Check the audio below for more on Torae, as well as new tracks from Clear Soul Forces, Nottz, & Matthew Santos.

F.O.K.U.S. Radio Spotlight Of The Week 8.29.10 - Torae

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