Jul
10

In This Edition:

 

You Gots To Grill Vol. 6  //  Noticeworthy  //  Kickstarter Recap  //  Shirt Sale  //  Articles

 

Free Music

 

DJ Zimmie – You Gots To Grill – Volume 6 – “Grill At Will”

 

Sometimes when you’re halfway home, your pager is STILL blowin’ up.  Unfortunately, if you have BBQ sauce on your fingers, you don’t want to check it because you’ll ruin your freshly creased khakis.  Please, be safe this holiday season and don’t Q and drive.  Volume 6 of the You Gots To Grill mix series is giving you an overhand slap like you stole something.  Don’t forget to cop 1-5 HERE.

 

 

Backup MIXCRATE Link HERE.  (In case SoundCloud shits the bed.)

 

 

Press

 

Recently I was a feature for the launch of an exciting new site called Noticeworthy.  If you’re the kind of person that gets inspiration from checking out how your peers are kicking ass, this site is perfect for you.  Noticeworthy features articles about people making moves as well as venues, projects and ideas that should be on your radar.  There’s plenty on here to motivate anyone.

 

Check out my full interview:

http://noticeworthy.com/people/dj-zimmie/

 

 

Shirt Sale!!!

 

Have you copped a fly DJ Zimmie shirt for your girl yet?  They’re on sale right now at www.WhiteFolksGetCrunk.com.  Order today and you’ll get a shirt, sticker and a Wizard of AUS tour CD for only $20!  It’s the best deal on Earth, we checked.  Shipping’s on you, kiddo.

 

 

Articles

 

Kickstarter Recap

 

Trying to raise money for your idea but some moron is taking all the donations for potato salad?  I finally got around to writing up my experience with Kickstarter.

http://djzimmie.com/2014/06/15/dj-zimmie-kickstarter-experience/

 

DJ Mustard

 

Wanna see how DJ Mustard creates platinum rap hits?  Prepare to be bored…

http://djzimmie.com/2014/07/10/hold-the-mustard/

 

Vice Versa

 

Does the “golden rule” apply in the world of nightclubs and DJing?  I tried a little experiment recently on Craigslist and some people felt some type of way.

http://djzimmie.com/2014/06/09/vice-versa/

 
 

I swear that recap from my tour of Australia is coming…



Jul
10

Chris Rock once said,  “I love rap music but it’s getting harder to defend it as art”.  I myself also love rap music and I agree that it’s constantly getting harder to defend it as art (or rather trying to defend the pieces that are art as such).  Lately, I feel like I’m taking crazy pills when people talk to me about hip-hop producers that they think are making good beats / music.  (Mike Will, Mustard, etc.)  The possibility exists that the people big-upping these producers aren’t familiar with the catalogs of Dr. Dre, DJ Premier, Kanye West, DJ Quik, The Bomb Squad, Diamond D, The Beatnuts, Pete Rock and pretty much anyone from the Native Tongues.  (Trust me boo boo, I could make this list a lot longer but I have shit to do and I’m sure I just started an argument right there.)
 
Regardless of your level of hip-hop production knowledge, I invite you to go behind the scenes on Kid Ink’s “Show Me” as DJ Mustard explains how he masterfully crafted it’s complexities.  For those unfamiliar, DJ Mustard is one of the most in-demand rap producers working today and has “produced” a handful of Top 10 hits.  (flex that Google muscle) Watch the video, form your own conclusions.
 
I’ll sign off by saying that most rap I hear today sounds moronic from a content AND production standpoint.  (Notice how I didn’t use the term “hip-hop”.)  It’s really sad to me how far things have fallen.
 
(This video was shown to me by the homie Sat-One.  I remember his name because he’s actually the homie and you should remember your homie’s name.)