Sunday, April 26, 2009

Some Producers in the 4.1.2. To Look Out for! Vol 1!

Pittsburgh is a very slept on city. It's all good though, This is the section of the blog where I put the spotlight on some of the talent we got coming out of here.

Sledgren (click pic below to view website)


Produced a ton of songs by Wiz Khalifa, Pittsburgh's highest charting hip-hop artist, Kev The Hustla, one of Pittsburgh's hottest artists out, and doin his mofackin thing out here. CEO of his own label Heavy Hustle, which is definitely killing shit in the burgh. What stands out to me about his production is his ability to deliver those gritty sub-bass heavy hood bangers. Check his shit out. Def got that fire!

Tracks to Listen for:

Wiz Khalifa - Talk To Me (From Prince Of The City 2 Mixtape)

Wiz Khalifa - Material (From Flight School Mixtape)

Johnny Juliano (click pic below to view website)

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Producer of Wiz Khalifa's 'Say Yeah', and 'Make It Hot', and an uncountable number of jams from Wiz. Also produced songs for Boaz, Currensy, Gucci Mane, Lil B, Max B, Owey, Rasheeda, S.Money, Young Buck, and many more. This may be one of the most well put together producers in Pittsburgh, hands down one of the most versatile, delivering everything from street bangers, to pop smashes, to techno-esque tracks... he does it all... also he supplies vocals on much of his production. What stands out to me is his ability to make every track he produces for somebody else HIS TRACK. It's not just a Wiz Khalifa track... it becomes a Johnny Juliano and Wiz Track... his tracks got that signature sound that every producer should have.

Tracks to listen for:

Wiz Khalifa - Make it Hot (from star power mix tape)

Wiz Khalifa - GET SUM! (from flight school mix tape)

Opening for Wale on May 22nd! Be there or be [ ]

I'm pleased to announce the news that the Common Wealth Family will be opening for Wale of May 22nd @ the shadow lounge with Nick Pratt. This will be a certified shmackfest. Shout out to Thomas Agnew at Jenesis Magazine ( and Justin @ the shadow lounge for making this possible.

If you haven't heard of wale then check his music out he's got a big buzz, he's from d.c. (click picture below)


Monday, April 20, 2009

Mr. Hudson - There Will Be Tears

This song is amazing. I love it.

Nintendo Necklaces?! (my swag)

Remember where you saw it first...




I'm getting mixed reviews on this new trend i'm setting... Mostly people who (like me) were (or still are) obsessed with video games at one time tend to dig this more than people who weren't... I be gettin' looks from people like "WTF IS THAT?" but that's the point lol... kanye wore window blinds on his face... by golly i can wear a nintendo controller on my neck... Yeahhhsir. Holler if you want one...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Diplo/Common Wealth Family - 04/16/09

Nakturnal and Talk to Vinny present Diplo at Diesel. World renowned Philadelphia-based DJ, producer and Mad Decent label boss, Diplo recently was a Grammy Nominee for Record of the Year producing M.I. A.'s hit "Paper Planes" off of her 2008 album Kala. Local openers include DJ Nugget who was recently featured in Jenesis Magazine as one of Pittsburgh's top DJs and The Commonwealth Family, Pittsburgh Hip Hop Awards "Best Group of the Year," that have taken the Pittsburgh scene by storm in just under a year. DJ Cutups and Keeb$ from the ever popular Lazer Crunk dance party will join us for this special onetime only event and cancel their sell out event for the month of April to perform. BE THERE OR BE [ ]

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Diplo is a sick ass DJ... check this shit out


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