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 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.



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.



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 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)


Grassroots International Rally to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis September 20th!!!

We are calling on All Activists, Artists, Grassroots, Secular, Non-secular and Every Day People to Organize and Take to Streets in Solidarity to Stop the scheduled execution of Troy Anthony Davis AN INNOCENT MAN who is scheduled to die on September 21st at 7pm in the State of Georgia!


On March 28, 2011, the US Supreme Court failed to take up the appeal of Troy Anthony Davis, the Savannah, Ga. man whose scheduled execution has been halted three times in the past because of the growing evidence and public belief in his innocence.

Chatham County Superior Court Judge Penny Freesemann signed the death warrant for Davis on Tuesday Sept. 6th, marking the fourth time since 2007 that the state has a scheduled an execution for Davis. The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the execution in March by rejecting an appeal by Davis.

Department of Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens has set 7 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson to carry out the sentence.

Meanwhile, the state Board of Pardons and Paroles has scheduled a 9 a.m. Sept. 19 clemency hearing to allow Davis’ attorneys one final attempt to delay or commute the sentence, board spokesman Steven Hayes said Wednesday.

Troy Davis is an African American on death row in Georgia. Davis was convicted in the 1989 killing of a police officer despite what Amnesty International calls “overwhelming doubts about his guilt.” No physical forensic evidence was presented at Davis’ trial, and 7 of the 9 non-police witnesses have recanted their testimony, with at least two saying they were pressured by police to finger Davis as the killer.


1. Organize Rallies in you area

2. Set up teach-ins

3. Sign the Amnesty USA petition, asking the GA Board of Pardons & Parole to grant Troy clemency, and forward it to others :…

4. Set up vigils
5. Call Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s office and ask him to grant Troy Clemency (404)656-1776

6. Call Georgia Board of Pardon and Paroles ask them to grant Troy Clemency (404) 656-5651

We are calling on All Activists, Artists, Grassroots, Secular, Non-secular and Every Day People to Organize and Take to Streets in Solidarity to Stop the scheduled execution of Troy Anthony Davis AN INNOCENT MAN who is scheduled to die on September 21st at 7pm in the State of Georgia!

Who are some of the supporters:

Well known individual such as Jimmy Carter, Archbishop Desmond
Tutu,singer Harry Belafonte, actress Susan Sarandon, Congressman John Lewis, and author and activist Angela Davis, to name a few—have voiced support for Troy.

For more info on the case of Troy Anthony Davis go to

The first lump is going on thursday night with at THE EARL with Kool keith and all of Atl Finest. You know the deal! expect a fresh new showing of Binkis Recs as usual that night. Then at 12 am the jump off of FLUXWONDA BORNDAY!!!!

The second Lump. BINKIS RECS bornday cookout for the G-O-D Fluxwonda. It’s a potluck special also. Bring the goodness with the goodness and everything will be all goodness. the BBq jumps off at 3pm

This is bugged out because you would think that this wouldn’t be a case of support but… notoriety  doesn’t always equal out to funds. Now, I know to each his own but… all these Rappers and Mcees out her that claim to be stuntin’ for fun and shit, spending money on frivolous things… if you want to give back I suggest supporting the father of Hip-Hop. That’s all I’m gonna say about it. FANGGGG!

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NYC Hip hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc has ‘kidney stones’ but no health insurance, can’t afford surgery

BY Lukas I. Alpert

Scratch that.

Contrary to reports that DJ Kool Herc is gravely ill, the hip-hop pioneer’s family said Monday that he has “serious kidney stones” that require a surgery he can’t afford. “He’s been in terrible pain for months,” said Herc’s sister Cindy Campbell. “The doctors say they’ve got to come out, but we just don’t have the money.” Fans of the legendary turntablist grew deeply concerned when reports that he was “very sick” with an undisclosed illness emerged over the weekend.

“\[He\] who we call the father of hip-hop, Kool Herc, is not doing well,” DJ Premier announced on his Sirius XM radio program on Friday. “Since he’s very sick and has no insurance … \[He\] needs to pay his bills so he can get out of the hospital.”

That set off a flurry of Twitter messages and an on-line fund-raising campaign to help the pace-setting Bronx DJ out. So far, the 55-year-old DJ has piled up more than $10,000 in hospital bills and the much-needed surgery will only add to that, his sister said.

Herc, born Clive Campbell, is widely credited with creating the break beat in the early 1970s – a key DJing technique that is the underpinning of hip-hop. While greatly influencing generations of performers in the decades that followed, Herc never had any major hits of his own and has struggled financially. He has also battled drug problems in the past.

Doctors at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx discovered large stones in one of Campbell’s kidneys several months ago and inserted a stent to try to alleviate his discomfort, his sister said.”But it’s starting to affect his health and he’s on pain killers, which is no good,” she said. “This needs to be dealt with soon.” She said the hip-hop community owes it to those who came before them to help out. “People need to come together on this. The trailblazers are getting older and they have no real support network,” she said.

DJ Premier echoed that sentiment on his radio show. “He needs some help to pay his bills for the hospital because he can’t hold it down,” he said. “Being that he is the man who set this whole culture off, ya’ll should be wanting to do it any type of way that you can.”

– Read more Here

If you want to help out, do so by mailing check to Kool Herc Productions at P.O. Box 20472 Huntington Station, NY 11746, or donating through through PayPal to Herc’s sister Cindy Campell

Kool Herc Biography(Courtesy of OldSchoolHipHop):

Did you know that a man named Clive Campbell who was born in 1955 in Kingston, Jamaica is The Father of Hip Hop?

Why don’t you?

Kool Herc emigrated to the Bronx in 1967 when he was 12 years old.  While attending Alfred E. Smith High School he spent a lot of time in the weight room.  That fact coupled with his height spurned the other kids to call him Hercules.

His first deejay gig was as his sister’s birthday party.  It was the start of an industry.

1520 Sedgwick Avenue.  The address of Herc’s family and the location of the recreation room where he would throw many of his first parties as the DJ.

Herc became aware that although he new which records would keep the crowd moving, he was more interested in the break section of the song.  At this point in a song, the vocals would stop and the beat would just ride for short period.  His desire to capture this moment for a longer period of time would be a very important one for hip hop.

Herc would purchase two copies of the same record and play them on separate turntables next to each other.  He would play the break beat on one record then throw it over to the other turntable and play the same part.  Doing this over and over, he could rock any house in NY.  (Not to mention it being an early form of looping that would be made easier through electronic sampling.)

He would dig in crates and look everywhere to find the perfect break beat for his parties.  He didn’t care what type of music, because he only needed a small section of a song for his purposes.

His first professional DJ job was at the Twilight Zone in 1973.  He wanted to get into another place called the Hevalo, but wasn’t allowed…yet.

His fame grew.  In addition to his break beats, Herc also became known as the man with the loudest system around.  When he decided to hold a party in one of the parks, it was a crazy event.  And a loud one.  At this time Afrika Bambaataa and other competing DJ’s began trying to take Herc’s crown.  Jazzy Jay of the Zulu Nation recalls one momentous meeting between Herc and Bam.

Herc was late setting up and Bam continued to play longer than he should have.  Once Herc was set up he got on the microphone and said “Bambaataa, could you please turn your system down?”  Bam’s crew was pumped and told Bam not to do it.  So Herc said louder, “Yo, Bambaataa, turn your system down-down-down.”  Bam’s crew started cursing Herc until Herc put the full weight of his system up and said, “Bambaataa-baataa -baataa, TURN YOUR SYSTEM DOWN!” And you couldn’t even hear Bam’s set at all.  The Zulu crew tried to turn up the juice but it was no use.  Everybody just looked at them like, “You should’ve listened to Kool Herc.”

Finally his fame peaked and at last, in 1975, he began working at the Hevalo in the Bronx.  He helped coin the phrase b-boy (break boy) and was recently quoted as saying he was “the oldest living b-boy.”

– Read the Rest Here

I know it aint “Freedome Fridays” but… this couldn’t WAIT! HAAAAAAA!

JayForce Presents: ” Beatz and Lyrics 2 Go! The RV Edition. “

Yo, This is one of the most incredible Hip-Hop Mix Cd ‘s you will ever experience coming out of the “A”! Producers from all levels of success together with artists on different levels of success. The Beats were sent ahead of time. The artists, (some just meeting for the first time) chose the beats and started recording dynamic songs on the spot! Not to mention it was done in the “Unique Squared” RV! Shouts and Thank you’s go to Amond Jackson for organizing this momentous event. FANGGGGGG! This album was recorded during the 3 days of A3C. Atlanta’s and the southeast premiere Hip-Hop Festival. For More Info on A3C… Check Here!


Words From SMKA:

The 2009 Beatz and Lyrics 10th anniversary A3C mixtape was recorded in 72 hours at Salem Psalms Library in Atlanta, Ga. This year’s mission was to record the mixtape on site at the festival. With help from Unique Squared, one of the leaders in pro audio gear, the team brought out an RV stocked with all of the best gear from AVID/DigiDesign, Native Instruments, Focusrite, JBL, M Audio, Mackie and custom sound treatment from Auralex to create a professional recording studio that could travel to the Festival. Once the RV was assembled, recording started at 4 a.m. October 7th with Dungeon Family group The 5ive and did not stop until Sunday morning, as the Festival ended.

This project features contributions from over 70 different artists and producers. Artists like Camp Lo, Aleon Craft, Artifacts, J-Live,  4-ize, Senor Kaos and Sha Stimuli recorded tracks and other notables such as 9th Wonder, MURS, DJ Toomp, and DJ Evil Dee checked in.

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