Archive for January 2012

F.O.K.U.S. Presents Music Metaphysics [1.19.12]


Evalyn & Megan
Megan & Evalyn, the brains behind this year’s battle.
Queen V
Queen V and Tia (below) co-hosted the battle and set things off lovely with a freestyle/beatbox routine.

beat battle judges
Esteemed Judges: Sam Billetdeux, U of M Professor/DJ Alvin Hill & L05 (last year’s champ)



This year’s champion, Simon, with his prize check!
Dirty Wolverine Teddy Ruck-Spin
My attire for the night courtesy of The Dirty Wolverine.
AVS Sound Delivery
Sound man Jim Gibbons of AVS made a doorstep delivery in the middle of a snow storm for our afterparty at Sava’s. No pics from the party, but F.O.K.U.S. CRU came out in full force. Hands down my favorite crowd and venue to spin for. Felt just like a GREEN LIGHT affair.

Tia Teddy Ruck-Spin Michigan Daily
Michigan Daily coverage.

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Clear Soul Forces – Get No Better [VIDEO]

[beat by Kankick | video by Richard Taylor]

CSF once again delivers the goods with their new single/video “Get No Better.”

Hearing 4 MCs go back’n'forth like this reminds me of Souls of Mischief’s classic 93 til Infinity.

But this isn’t a revivalist ‘our-best-true-school-impression’ song. “Get No Better” sounds unique to 2012, and is a sign of great things to come.

CSF’s debut album, Detroit Revolution(s), is scheduled to drop in March.

Ilajide and LAZ with copies of Treats Volume 1 at the last F.O.K.U.S. Radio (CSF is featured on the track “1,000 Volts”)