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Belly drops InZombia mix-tape

Blog News, Musician / Bands, Uncategorized 14 Nov 16 0

by DJ Commish

Over the weekend, Belly released the InZombia mix-tape. It’s the 2nd release for Roc Nation’s Canadian born rapper. This project has quite a few features including artists like Future, Young Thug, Jadakiss and more. Personally, I’m kinda digging the project but I’ll let you decide. Let me know your thoughts.

Dave Chappelle Returned to Network TV

Blog News, Uncategorized 14 Nov 16 0

by DJ Commish

It’s been a while since I watched Saturday Night Live. In fact, the last time I stayed home to watch SNL was on Mother’s Day Weekend 2010 when the show was hosted by then 88 year old Betty White for the 1st time in her career along with musical guest Jay-Z. That show was hilarious and Hov was on point.

If I didn’t have to spin this past Saturday, I would’ve stayed home for the 42nd season opening edition on SNL. This particular episode, NBC found Dave Chappelle and convinced him to make his 1st comedy appearance on network TV since he walked off his own show on Comedy Central in 2005. In addition, the musical guests was A Tribe Called Quest, who dropped their 1st project in 18 years this past Friday. Needless to say that for hip-hop purest and comedy fans, this particular show was one not to miss….and I missed it.  Thank goodness for the SNL YouTube Channel. You can catch most of the show which included the best monologue I’ve ever heard.

Nick Grant’s Freestyle on Funkmaster Flex Show

Musician / Bands, New Videos 11 Oct 16 0

by DJ Commish

Nick Grant has been getting a lot of well deserved buzz lately. His feature on the famous cypher section of the BET Hip Hop Awards last week was definitely a help for him on a national circuit. He also has a new single with Watch The Duck called “Get Up” that is currently on rotation on Commish Radio (keep it locked to listen). Now, this freestyle just surfaced online. Check this out.

Photo courtesy of Vibe

DJ Vega Benetton Fridays at 5pm EST

DJ's, Musician / Bands, Uncategorized 05 Oct 16 0

Catch DJ Vega Benetton every Friday at 5pm EST for Raw Rhythm Radio.

 

Vega Benetton is a DJ/Producer who undeniably instills a raw and uncompromised sound back into music.  As a native New Yorker, Vega consistently reminds us of the elements that truly make a solid DJ: scratching, mixing, blending and taking the crowd to the pinnacle of their overall musical experience.  Growing up,  despite the fact that he lacked “proper” DJ equipment, Vega used his creative genius to emulate the DJs he admired. “I didn’t have turn tables at the time so I used old stereo components and pieced them together and created mix tapes using the play and pause buttons. I still remember the first time I heard Pete Rock and CL Smooth’s ‘Reminisce’…I was a fan at that point (and still am), but after hearing that record, I knew this was for me.”

 

It was at St. John’s University where he first debuted his skills, spinning at various campus events, local hot spots and hosting his own college radio mix show on WSJU Radio. Since then he has performed on multiple radio shows, with much larger audiences, that have all helped him to build a solid on air reputation.  Vega has made several appearances on stations like 89.9 FM with Timm See and Sucio Smash (The Stretch & Bobitto Show), Lisa Evers’ “Street Soldiers” on Hot 97.1 FM, and multiple shows on Sirius Satellite Radio.  Currently Vega can be heard on his own weekly show called “The Pre-Game Show” on PNCRadio.fm where he spins the best in Hip-Hop & R&B and plays host to a slue of guest artists, DJs, taste makers and trend setters.

 

Early on in his career, Vega made his first television debut on BET’s legendary Hip-Hop video show, “Rap City“, and gave their audience their first taste of his dedication to music along with his skills on the turntables. Ever since the airing of  “Rap City“, Vega has been seen DJ’ing  in a variety of New York City hot spots such as Jay Z’s 40/40 Club, Santos Party House, Club Touch, Katra, Pranna, Studio 21, Lexicon, Pianos, Red Rooster and Corner Social along with several others. He has shared the stage with legendary DJs Marley Marl, DJ Premier, Pete Rock and Q-Tip and has a celebrity clientele that ranges from Derek Jeter and Justin Bieber to Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas.  Vega had the honor of being the first DJ to perform live before the United Nations General Assembly, and the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, and was invited the very next year to spin for the same event, this time for the new Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon. Vega continued to expand his international and philanthropic reach overseas while on tour both in Europe and the Middle East.  He was also an intricate part of a humanitarian effort where he traveled to Africa (South Africa, Namibia) several times to assist in providing relief to designated HIV/AIDs & poverty stricken communities.

 

Producing mixtapes fast became a way for Vega to hone his DJ and production skills all at the same time.  Some of his most noteworthy mixtapes featured several collaborative efforts with the legendary DJ Premier while others included guest stars: Redman, Smif-N-Wessun, Fab 5 Freddy, and Common.  These mix tapes have landed Vega in Hip-Hop publications such as The Source, XXL, Scratch, Urban Ink, Don Diva and Complex Magazine.  More recently, Vega has assumed the role of Executive Producer for the “PNC Radio Mixtape Series” which highlights multiple PNC Radio DJs alongside a featured artist.  

 

Vega has also spent the last few years developing into a multifaceted producer working with artists such as M-1 of Dead Prez, Smif-N-Wessun, Havoc (Mobb Deep), Torae, KRS-1, Skyzoo and more.

Vega’s creative endeavors allowed him to also be a creative and inspirational part of the Student Union clothing line; an upstart men’s apparel company based out of Harlem, NYC.

“Quality is always the most important thing.  I want to make sure that the product will stand the test of time. If I can do that, then it’ll stay in your collection forever and I’ve effectively done my job.” -Vega Benetton

Common drops new song

Blog News, Musician / Bands 27 Sep 16 0

By DJ Commish

I’m a strong believer that timing is everything. After the crazy week in the United States with racial tensions in Charlotte, NC and Tulsa, Ok, T.I. dropped a EP and video last Friday. With just a few hours left before last night’s Presidential Debate with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Common decided to drop this new single. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Also, keep it locked to CommishRadio.com to hear this song.

New Jack Sh*t Pop-Up Party

Upcoming Events 24 Sep 16 0

Your favorite old school party is back with a quick pop-up jam. Bring your Adidas, Kangols, gazelles and ladies, bring your door knockers. Call a few friends and meet us Saturday afternoon 9/24 at 5pm at Mazaar Lounge in NYC.

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T.I. Drops new EP and Video

New Videos 24 Sep 16 0

by DJ Commish

Last week, I spent most of the weekend listening to the Usher “Hard II Love” album during my commute in between parties. This week, it seems like I’ll have a very different sound, tone and mood. T.I. dropped his newest E.P. called “Us Or Else” and from the looks of the video, you’ll get the idea where he’s going with this project quickly. Oddly enough, the album dropping today couldn’t be better timing with everything that has been going on in the U.S. just this week.

“Us Or Else” is available exclusively on Tidal as of now. If you wanted to know where all of the rappers are since they “have a voice”, check this out. Personally, I want to see exactly how many people will support it. He’s speaking the truth on this 6 track project that feature people like Quavo of Migos, Big K.R.I.T., Killer Mike, Meek Mill and more. It’s definitely worth a listen. This might be my newest truth album from hip-hop.

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20 Years After 2Pac

Blog News, Musician / Bands 13 Sep 16 0

by DJ Commish

At Commish Radio, we try not to focus on negative things within hip-hop. There’s enough outlets that already do that. We’ll pass. You can go elsewhere for that.

However, today marks the 20 year anniversary of the passing of hip-hop icon, Tupac Shakur. We all know what happened on Sept. 7, 1996 and that he passed from the injuries on Sept. 13, 1996 but today, we want to reflect by listening to his music and his message. Stay tuned to CommishRadio.com as we will play a 2Pac song every hour for the rest of the day.

We’re looking forward to the movie “All Eyez on Me” coming soon. We’ll keep you posted on the release date.