Aiight my ppls this goes out as a reminder and to put on those who are unaware in the ATL. For the past 15 years or so I have been fixing Turntables, CDJs, Mixers, Speakers. Basically anything musically electronic. What started as a necessity and hobby for me has been keeping alot of gear alive in alot of ppls hands for reasonable pricing and fast turnarounds. For most of those 15 years I have been the main person that most if not all djs in Atlanta and most clubs or venues have come to and trust with their gear. I am the Dj’s Dr. per sey. I always strive to be knowledgeable and on point whether its scratchin, mixing or fixing decks and mixers. Now I have no problem with competition. I encourage it. It makes me a better tech and it gives people options (whether its a good option or not) Now what I don’t like is when my competition constantly tries to copy or better said BITE my style, steal business or clients and to top it off do shitty work that I in turn have to clean up after. Its bad business and it hurts the most important aspect of this all: the customers. My point is just to remind you and the rest of the community of what I do and how I do. Ive fixed, rebuilt, customized or refurbished thousands yes thousands of turntables. ImageI have made tutorial training DVD’s with world famous DJ Shortee http://www.shorteesdjseries.com/tuneup.htm I have taught students at the Bronx Dj Academy among other acclaimed academies and institutions. I have been booked at the Lollapalooza Festival as a stage tech fixing broken gear on the spot as needed as well as serving as a dj consultant. I have traveled to the northeast and most of the southeast to fix gear. I have worked for one of the most reputable shops in Atlanta. Shii I even helped to break down and set up Usher’s entire studio when it was flooded. I have very very reasonable prices since I have no overhead!! I have very fast turnaround since I am a dj myself I know the importance of having your gear back in time before a gig. I have fixed gear in the middle of a djs set!!  I even make mother loving house calls or fix gear on the spot at clubs and venues!!! Like Crazy Eddie says “ITS INSANE” Again this is not to bash any other techs or shops. Not meant to toot my own horn or brag. This is only a statement of facts to help people make wiser decisions when it comes to who is handling their gear and the options you as a customer have. My reputation super cedes me and like the reading rainbow “you don’t have to take my word for it” – One Customer referral: Rashuri Sajata says: “Hey Cap…..hit up Mafioso, about your RCA’s for your decks. He does good work and if he’s available, will hook you up quickly.”  That is one out of countless referrals I recieve daily. Now folks that says it all doesn’t it. Yet there are those who think I am just a dj or just this and that. There are also ppl in the city of Atlanta who don’t want you to know the truth either for their own benefit or for whatever other reasons. To my competitors especially those that I PERSONALLY trained: create your own lane and please stop biting what I do right down to my tags inside of decks. Its flattering but the utmost annoying. Distinguish yourself in other unique ways as it will benefit us all. So there you have it. Holla at yo muchacho if you need any work done big or small 24/7/365. If I cant handle it I know those who can and who you can trust.

770-314-8805 mafiloko@gmail.com

It’s that Time of Year… JAX WEEK!!! This is the time we celebrate the life and expressions of my braddah JAX, Jaxer, 10.1.24, Jax McKracken, Belly Savalas, Low Ceaser Ebenezer, The Dead Lefty and many more! HAAAAA! For those that don’t know, Jax transitioned Nov. 4th(Election Day) 2008 while performing on stage. It was later found that the cause was hypertension and an enlarged heart. Loved by many, Jax was a pace setter in the Atl underexposed Hip-Hop. As Ceo and Co-founder of Binkis Recs(Records), Jax and Binkis presented a unique sound as well as stage show to compliment it which still remains a sight to witness. Till this date, Binkis has never performed the same show twice. Thus, every Binkis show has been different over the last 12 years. Jax has released 5albums under the Binkis Brand since 1999 and has worked with numerous Producers, Mcees and Djs from America to the Japan. With an extensive track record and recording time, Jax dubbed himself “Jax the Catalog”. If you want more info on Jax, you can search around this blog or just google him to get more familiar.

This Saturday, we are celebrating my braddah Jax’s Bornday(March 15th) with our annual BINKIS BBQ! Those who know… KNOW! Come out to rock with us and have a good time. We always set it out but this time we are asking people to bring a dish, meat, alcohol, lawn chairs, etc. Always good to have more. All info is on the flyer. READ PLEASE!!!! HAAAAAA! Jax Week baby, let’s get it in. FOOOSHHHHHHHHHH!

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Salem Psalms teams up with The Beatz & Lyrics show with Jayforce to release the 3rd in their A3C mixtape series, Beatz & Lyrics 2 Go Vol 2. The mixtape was recorded entirely during the A3C Hip Hop Festival in Atlanta, GA on site at the venue in the Unique Squared Mobile Studio and also at Salem Psalms Library, an earshot away from the festival grounds. The project is once again executive produced by production duo The Bros Dynamite and features some of the most talented and notable independent hip hop artists around.

The 22 track mixtape is a mash-up of new collaborations between artists and producers that previously may not have worked together. The project features notables MC: J-Live, Reks, Termanology, Sha Stimuli, Focus…, Boog Brown, Stanza, Ultra Beast (Senor Kaos & 4ize), Laws, and many more. There is also a stellar line-up of producers featured on the project. Beats from Focus…, Illastrate, King I Divine, D.R.U.G.S., Shade Cobain, Nefarious!, and many more!

((FREE DOWNLOAD)) ALBUM VERSION + RADIO VERSION + (22) MAXI-SINGLES (Dirty, Radio, Instrumental, Acapella)

That’s right!!! All 22 tracks have free (Dirty, Radio, Instrumental, Acapella) versions available.

                 

BEAT BASHERS COMPETITION: A3C Edition

Listen. Download. Vote & Win.

When you are checking out the mixtape this year pay close attention to which verse, beat, and album artwork you like the best. Your vote in our Beat Bashers competition could win you Spark Microphone courtesy of Blue Microphones and our prize pack filled with gear and albums.
In the Beat Bashers Competition you get to chose which artist had best verse, which producer had the best beat, and which one of the 22 song covers was the best. The winning artist and producer both get a Spark Microphone courtesy of Blue Microphones and a Mudguard from Auralex, the industry leader in studio acoustic treatment products. In addition the producer voted best will receive a copy of Ozone 5‘Mastering System’ by iZotope. The best cover art wins the artist a pair of BEATS™ by Dre “Tours”.

Beatz & Lyrics 2 Go: (Offical) Interactive Photo Journal – A3C 2011

Mannnnnn! What ever happened to the thumbing through photos inside my favorite jewel case? Well… we felt the same way.

This interactive, 74 page full-color photo flipbook by Lens of Life Photography and Salem Psalms was captured entirely during the A3C Hip Hop Festival in Atlanta, GA, on Oct. 6-8, 2011. Lens of Life followed the B&L2GOV2 Team to Salem Psalms Library and the Unique Squared Mobile Studio to document all the behind-the-scenes action of the recording process for all three days. In addition, the includes exclusive “live on stage” photos of Elzhi, M.O.P., Dead Prez, 4IZE, and more.

You can scroll over the icons to find out more about the people in the photo. We have included links to Twitter, Music Pages and songs from Beatz & Lyrics 2 Go Vol. 2. All photos by: Lens of Life Photography, “Capturing the beauty I see within you”

C.Flux.Sing + Goldi Gold + Mister Soul: Connect with 10 visual artists to create the artwork for the album

C.Flux.Sing, Goldi Gold, and Mister Soul combined to form our team of art directors. They gathered an additional ten of the dopest visual artists around to create 22 separate pieces of amazing cover art. They went a step further in coordinating the teams efforts to sculpt the themes of both SalemPsalmsLibrary.com and the Salem Psalms Bandcamp sites to make the project an unforgettable experience. The team was good enough to bless us with a wallpaper version of each of the 22 singles. They are included in your free download of every maxi-single. – 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1600 x 1200

Sha Stimuli – The Calling (prod Focus) Official Music Video [Beatz & Lyrics 2 Go Vol. 2]

Directed, Filmed & Edited by W. Feagins, Jr. of High Impact Multimedia. Artwork by: Dan The Man of Denominator Graphics. (CLICK HERE)

Lyric Jones – Jones St. 

 

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Atlanta, GA:  Atlanta emcee, Lyric Jones releases her highly anticipated, first full-length album, Jones St. Featuring the likes of the Grammy Award winning Esperanza Spalding and other established artists such as Phife Dawg (A Tribe Called Quest), Playboy Tre, Aleon Craft and more, this project is packed with good music!

When you think about a street, it can be filled with a variety of different things. It could be different types of people, buildings, cars, different stores, animals, smells, food…etc. Jones St. will take you for a stroll down a one of a kind street, with fundamentals that make up the complex, Lyric Jones. The album displays a day in the life Lyric Jones, both her personal life and the grind of being an independent artist. You will hear her different experiences, feelings, growth, soulful elements and her hip-hop core. Track listing and download links below.

Jones St. is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon. You can also grab it from Lyric Jones’ Bandcamp page here. Support independent music!

Track listing:

  1. Appetizer Menu
  2. Trapped In The City Lights
  3. Gotta Go (feat Aleon Craft & Playboy Tre)
  4. 23rd St.
  5. Where’s The Rent (Interlude)
  6. Fearless (feat Young Scolla)
  7. Loss On Repeat (feat Esperanza Spalding)
  8. Tin Can
  9. Sunshine (Remix)
  10. Where You At!? – Lil John Roberts (Interlude)
  11. Downtime (feat J-Live)
  12. Mr. DC
  13. Middle of The World
  14. Sha Dop (feat StaHHr & Methuzulah)
  15. Yousa ILL Emcee – Phife Dawg of ATCQ (Interlude)
  16. 20 Mins

Get Jones St. – http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jones-st.-lp/id499959238

Picture was shot by: Andy Teo (Flickr)

This is an article I found over at “PositivelyPresent.com” just searching the net. I was going over the positive results of being open minded in my head, typed it in and *Presto*… Here it is. To put it basic from my own perspective, being open minded allows you to grow. The wonder in itself can inspire investigation and that can bring about change. Many of my experiences in the last 3 years (along with some dope ass friends), helped me to learn this and I’m still learning. Not everybody is the same so to honestly and humbly communicate with each other and keep that initial loving connection is important to me. Not only with people but with things we do. Job changes, schedule changes, weather changes… whatever. Everything changes in some aspect and being open minded will help you roll with the punches. Adapt and find power in it or change the next outcome. FOOSHHHHH!

7 benefits of being open-minded

By: PositivelyPresent

Being open-minded can be really tough sometimes. Most of us are brought up with a set of beliefs and values and, throughout our lives, tend to surround ourselves with people who share the same values and beliefs. Therefore, it can be difficult when we’re faced with ideas that challenge our own and, though we may wish to be open-minded, we may struggle with the act of it from time to time.

I’d like to say I’m a fairly open-minded person, but, like most people, I do have some pretty strong views about specific topics and find it hard to sway from those opinions — no matter how others might try to persuade me. Of course, I fully believe that having strong beliefs can be a wonderful thing and I believe we should all stay true to what we believe in, but having strong beliefs doesn’t have to mean having a closed mind.

Though it can be tough to do sometimes, I’ve always found that when I open my mind, I’ve reaped a lot of rewarding benefits. There is much to be gained from opening the door to your mind and letting new ideas and beliefs come in. Here are just a few of the benefits I’ve uncovered when I’ve taken the time to view the world around me with an open mind…

The 7 Benefits of Being Open-Minded

  • Letting go of control. When you open your mind, you free yourself from having to be in complete control of your thoughts. You allow yourself to experience new ideas and thoughts and you challenge the beliefs you currently have. It can be very liberating to look at the world through an open mind.
  • Experiencing changes. Opening up your mind to new ideas allows you to the opportunity to change what you think and how you view the world. Now, this doesn’t mean you necessarily will change your beliefs, but you have the option to when you think with an open mind.
  • Making yourself vulnerable. One of the scariest (and greatest) things about seeing the world through an open mind is making yourself vulnerable. In agreeing to have an open-minded view of the world, you’re admitting you don’t know everything and that there are possibilities you may not have considered. This vulnerability can be both terrifying and exhilarating.
  • Making mistakes. Making mistakes doesn’t seem like it would be much of a benefit, but it truly is. When you open your mind and allow yourself to see things from others’ perspectives, you allow yourself not only to recognize potential mistakes you’ve made, but also to make new mistakes. Doesn’t sound like much fun, but it’s a great thing to fall and get back up again.
  • Strengthening yourself. Open-mindedness provides a platform on which you can build, piling one idea on top of another. With an open mind you can learn about new things and you can use the new ideas to build on the old ideas. Everything you experience can add up, strengthening who you are and what you believe in. It’s very hard to build on experiences without an open mind.
  • Gaining confidence. When you live with an open mind, you have a strong sense of self. You are not confined by your own beliefs, nor are you confined by the beliefs of others. For that reason, you are able to have and gain confidence as you learn more and more about the world around you. Open-mindedness helps you to learn and grow, strengthening your belief in yourself.
  • Being honest. There is an honesty that comes with an open mind because being open-minded means admitting that you aren’t all-knowing. It means believing that whatever truth you find might always have more to it than you realize. This understanding creates an underlying sense of honesty that permeates the character of anyone who lives with an open mind.

For some, being open-minded is easy; it comes as effortlessly as breathing. For others, having an open mind can be more of a challenge, something that they have to work on and make an effort to obtain. Whether or not you consider yourself to be open-minded, you can certainly see from the list above that there are great benefits to viewing life with an open mind. It’s not always an easy thing to do (believe me, most people struggle with this), but the effort to think openly and embrace new ideas will be worth it when you’re able to take part in the benefits that come from opening your mind.