Plastinkus Pocket Size DJ Scratch Cards

Did anyone else make scratching sounds with their zipper?  These pocket size DJ cards from Plastinkus can do the job even better!  Designed by Anton Schnaider, the credit card sized pads allow you make those beloved scratches, scribbles, and cuts anywhere you want. Visit Artlebedev and snatch up a couple.

MOTU Ultralite-mk3 Interface Updated

  A couple of months ago I nearly drove everyone around me insane with my efforts to track down a new-in-box version of the MOTU Ultralite interface.  Each phone and online search resulted with the device being on backorder and a cryptic response concerning future availability.  However, being a determined and sometimes overly obsessive individual, … Read more

Check The Credits DVD – Dame Grease & Ron Browz (Review)

Surely many of you have seen the Dame Grease/Ron Browz video clips making the rounds lately.  The short web clips are actually part of a much longer version compiled and distributed by Fullhub Entertainment as part of their ever growing series of Check The Credits DVD’s. Check The Credits is a Smack inspired DVD magazine … Read more

K-Def – Beats From The 90’s (Review)

So I was slipped a copy of K-Def’s Beats From The 90’s album a little while back, but I’m glad to say that the collection of vintage instrumentals has been officially released.  K-Def dug into the archives to present us with a collection of 16 original tracks that stand alone, yet would have had any … Read more

Pete Rock NY’s Finest Review

Back towards the end of 2007 I felt very optimistic about the prospects for Hip-Hop in the New Year.  As a matter of fact I still do, especially when looking forward to hearing Pete Rocks latest release NY’s Finest.  I’m sure that I wasn’t the only fan anxiously awaiting the return of the PR, so … Read more

Damu The Fudgemunk Releases Instrumental Album: Spare Time

Some of my most exciting moments are taking part in exposing music and talent that is truly staggering. Luckily, running Crate Kings affords the opportunity to share some of these rare musical moments with a likeminded community of listeners itching to expand their musical palette. So, it should be of no surprise that Crate Kings … Read more