Monday, December 29, 2008

O.riginal G.angster From Newark

Ice-T: From and In Newark from djkaleem on Vimeo.

Newark has produced more Ice-Ts than Corey Bookers.
No preference, I'm just thinking outloud . . .

Imagine if Ice never left Newark, what do you think would have happened for/to HipHop?

Would there even be a "Dubba Yew" to throw up?

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Not You're Average Rapper . . .The K is MORE

True Hip-Hop Stories - Kwame from D-Nice on Vimeo

This dude had style, flavor, grace and plus a different technique!
Outside the polka dots too!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


1.)Roy Davis Jr feat Peven Everett - Gabrielle (Live Garage) - LARGE
2.)Peven Everett - Gabriel the Remix - Goya Music
3.)Peven Everett - Church - Studio Confession Entertainment
4.)Peven Everett - Can't Do Without (K2 Re-Rub) - Soul Heaven Records
5.)Peven Everett presents Billie Jewel & Larry Billups - Kissing Game - Kindred Spirits
6.)Peven Everett - Kickin up Dust - Reflections of Misconception Rework
7.)Peven Everett - Put Your Back Into It (Quentin Harris Remix) - Unified Records
8.)Peven Everett - Good Lovin - Diaspora Recordings
9.)Peven Everett - Painfully Beautiful - (Big Logan's Jersey Soul Retouch)
10.)Peven Everett - Easy Livin' (Lava Mix) - Unified Records
11.)Peven Everett - I Can't Believe I Loved Her - Nite Grooves
12.)Peven Everett - Got to Get Down - Studio Confession Entertainment
13.)Roy Davis Jr feat. Peven Everett - Watch Them Come (original) - Bombay Records
14.)Peven Everett - Love Affair - Speed of Light

This is Mix Entry One in a Two Part Recognition of one of the Coldest Musicians in the business today!


I threw down a selection of uptempto*House*Soulful songs and instrumentals out of Peven's over 30 album and singles catalog.

If you think you have a few of his releases and want more, you have a lot of homework to catch up on.

I first heard "One More Time" @ Bobbito's nite @ APT in 2002 and I picked that single up. Shortly after, Peven did two shows in L.A.: one at as an in-store at Amoeba Music and later that night at The Knitting Factory on Hollywood Blvd. Being frugal, I peeped his acoustic set with Larry Billups on percussion at the In-store. Andre3000 was the only other brother I recognized in the store and one of the only other folks paying attention. I thought it was a cool showing, but I fronted on the show later that night.

From what I heard, Peven tore a new skylight out in the Knitting Factory and it wasn't until a few months later that I just so happened to catch him at SOBs in Manhattan and ever since, I've been a fan and collector of his releases.

His live shows are not to be missed. He throws down an all impromptu jam covering his hits and showcasinghis dexterity on a range of instruments.

This mix here, is a dedication to Peven and fans of his uptempo works.

I'll follow this up with a mix of his R&B styles and hopefully will convert a few naysayers.

Until then . . .Salaams!

BONUS TRACK . . . (for the biters and trendfollowers)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

When I Think of Sweden . . .

. . .I'm not thinking Little Dragon. . . I know . . .I'm sorry . . .Have a listen and see why!

DJ KALEEM BKA "General Admission" the ReEntry


PART MOTHERHUGGING TWO in the Funkiest Space series of vinyl only mixing, this side of Uranus(?).! *

This is my personal fav out of the two because it meanders between: genre-date space-and-time. So for the folks who love to hear 'a little bit of everything' . . . "this fa yew. . .!"

Shout outs to Twintables (pic), Wata Inta Wine, and my homegirl the Lipgloss Junkie!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

I don't want to see no Cees or Dees!

As funny as this is, we really need some Black Daddies in music, education and politics.
Much Like Pootie Tang, there's always a need for someone's @ss to get whooped . . . with a belt!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Are You My 'N'?

Ok, before the election, I'd been forced to say think, when I hear people use the 'N-Word' in public; that they "aren't ready for a Black President . . ."

Well! At this point, I think I'm settled on the N-word being obsolete as we have an African-American first lady, Children and a Father going to the White House!

My Challenge is for Everyone no matter what ethnic background or street credo to check themselves before they utter the 'N' publicly.

I certainly don't believe that title is befitting of many Americans, well maybe the ones who didn't vote . . .

Here's some banter:

. . .bonus track

DJ KALEEM BkA "General Admission"


PART ONE in a series of Jazz/Funk mixes I've created for the Brothers and Sisters @ GALAXY/.09

The Tracklisting isn't as important as the overall funkiness. I guess you can say I freestyled this mix and didn't write down every 45 and LP. Some of which is more apparent to the ear.

This mix may come as a surprise to some listeners who have yet to hear me, rock less HipHop, Soulful Beat and House stuff. I have thousands of gems to share and the crew @ GALAXY/.09 were interested in hearing me share a little more than the set standards.

They speak a bit about that here

(samba:piece) 60208* from preAMP+ on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

DJ KALEEM & Sheila E Elevate Hope For The Children!

Elevate Hope Foundation (EHF) is dedicated to provide abused and abandoned children an alternative method of therapy through music and the arts, and funding special services and programs that assist the needs of these children using these fundamental methods.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

DJ Kaleem Bruktighten Mix

Nick Holder - Sometimes I'm Blue
Nu Era - music inside machine
Jazzanova - That Night (Vikter Duplaix Remix)
P'Taah - The Oldest Story (Swags Mix)
Everyday People - I Can't Sleep (Afronaughtsramental)
RIMA - Real Love (RIMA rmx)
Champion Soul - Holdin' On (DJ Kiva Twist)
DOMU - Let Me Be
Kahil El 'Zabar & The Kemit
- Our Time Is Now (IG Culture Remix)

Infinity feat. Malik - Back 2 Chicago (R.D & Doc Link Mix)
Solid Groove - Flookin' (Domu's Lucky Break Mix)
Izzi Dun - Big Picture (Seiji Mix)

DJ Kaleem "Sample Sale Mix"