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‘I always felt that my duty as a DJ was to break new music and support artists in my hometown scene. This project was the perfect opportunity to do that. I decided to do a mix with all Atlanta artists that have, in my opinion, been working hard at their craft and deserve to be recognized. This project with 4649 Worldwide has allowed the opportunity to showcase some of Atlanta’s rising stars who I respect as individuals and as artists.’
Fifty minutes of mix. Zero minutes of talk. All FREE! All good.
This is the Official video with extended footage and we bring it first AGAIN!
If you live in Atlanta, then you should already know one of the most popular events in the city is “Face Off Fridays” at MJQ Concourse every 2nd Friday of the month. DJ Rasta Root & Jah Prince’s monthly event is heavy on great music & almost always features a surprise guest. This month Talib Kweli dropped in for a surprise set while he was in Atlanta & previewed his new single “Outstanding” featuring Ryan Leslie before hitting the fans with the classics in his catalog.
“DJ Rasta Root and DJ Jah Prince welcome Talib Kweli on his promotional tour for his new album and single ‘Outstanding’ featuring Ryan Leslie. Every 2nd Friday at MJQ Concourse is a best monthly party in the city with MC Ras Goldie and coordinated by Asha from SOciaLight The Agency.” — @FaceOffFridays
Filmed by TheNewContent. Additional footage by Jah Prince. Audio by AJ for Salem Psalms Library
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If you live in Atlanta then you should already know one of the most popular events in the city is “Face Off Fridays” at MJQ Concourse every 2nd Friday of the month. DJ Rasta Root & Jah Prince’s monthly event is heavy on great music & almost always features a surprise guest. This month Talib Kweli dropped in for a surprise set while he was in Atlanta & previewed his new single “Outstanding” featuring Ryan Leslie before hitting the fans with the classics in his catalog.
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Phife Dawg, Maseo Of De La Soul, & Skilled B-Boys Represent For Puma At ‘The Mid’ In Chicago (Video)
On March 2nd in Chicago, Puma held a special B-Boy competition & in-store with Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest, Maseo Of De La Soul, & live instrumentalist, DJ, & producer AraabMuzik. Phife Dawg took the time to sign autographs for fans before launching into a 7-8 song performance at The Mid & was later joined by Maseo of De La Soul who hopped on stage to rock with Phife for a few joints. DJ Rasta Root served as the DJ for the evening alongside Maseo before producer AraabMuzik performed a set doing live beat creations & remixes on his beat machine. The video directed by Konee Rock is expertly edited but condensed down & many parts of what took place that night were left on the digital cutting room floor. Overall the turnout was great & it was definitely a good day in Chi-town.
My homies Phife Dawg, Snax, & DJ Rasta Root were out on tour in Europe & during Phife’s sold out show in the UK he mentioned a few things that raised quite a few eyebrows from fans who were in attendance that tweeted about the show. Phife mentions that when he was sick & in the hospital back in 1992 there were only two rap artists at the time that called him to see if he was well & one of those was Heavy D. Phife also mentions that Jive records failed to clear the Lou Reed sample on one of A Tribe Called Quest’s biggest hits “Can I Kick It” so therefore they have never seen any money from the song over the years.
Lacer Headwear x Smokin Shells team up to bring you “Evolved Originality.” This project is hosted by Phife from A Tribe Called Quest. Mixed by DJ Rasta Root. It is a collection of artists that are down with Lacer and Smokin. It also features previously unreleased new music from Phife himself. The incredible artwork is done by Don Rimx. The complete tracklisting is under the hood…
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DJ Rasta Root & Jah Prince’s 6 Year Anniversary of “Face Off Fridays” at MJQ Concourse in Atlanta brought out a large of number of celebrity guests & djs but most importantly record numbers of fans of real music. Ras Goldie held down the majority of the emcee duties for the evening while Jayforce introduced Killer Mike who hopped on stage to perform & alongside legendary West Coast emcee Ras Kass who came on stage to rep for a few bars as well. Guest djs included the Beatminerz, DJ Maseo of De La Soul, & a few others. 9th Wonder & his entire Jamla family, DJ Statik Selektah, Termanology, Joe Scudda, GLC, DJ GreenLantern, & many others fell through & enjoyed themselves as well for the jam packed evening. If you’re ever in Atlanta every second friday of the month make sure you stop by MJQ on Ponce De Leon. This Friday they will be celebrating the birthday of Phife Dawg of the legendary group A Tribe Called Quest so expect more madness & surprise guests to come through.
On the latest edition of the Classic Example show with DJ Rastaroot, Jayforce interviews adult film star Lexington Steele who is a Three-Time AVN Male Performer Of The Year, and the CEO of Mercenary Pictures, Inc. Lexington Steele speaks on leaving a career on Wall Street to pursue a career in porn, his mentors in the business, the women, misconceptions about the business, & also starting his own company. This is Part 1 of 4 & we will release the remaining segments every Tuesday during the month of November.
Smokin Shells is a high mirror polish dj turntable head shell, being released by Dj Rasta Root & Smokin’ Needles Records in Atlanta, Ga. It fits any standard needle cartridge as well as fits on all standard dj turntables. The head shell weighs 9.6 grams with the four (4) connector leads attached. Each Smokin Shells package contains one (1) sticker and one (1) microfiber cleaning cloth. Each Shell will be packaged in an anti-static silver zip lock bag with a Smokin Shells chrome finish sticker attached to it.
This is the dancehall selections that were mixed by Jah Prince and physical cds passed out to the patrons of the now 6-year monthly club party in Atlanta called ‘Face Off‘. The hip hop selections that compliment this were mixed by DJ Rasta Root.
This mix contains new music from: Anthony B, American Yard, Fats ft. Ricky Blaze, Dre’ Money, Vybz Kartel, Busy Signal, Bramma, Mavado, Assassin and Tanya Stephens. Also featured is ‘Good Good’ by Ricky Blaze and Jim Jones.
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“Face Off Friday June Promo Mix”:
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Face Off is held on the Second (2nd) Friday of every month at the MJQ Concourse, located at 736 Ponce De Leon Place NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. Follow the team on twitter: @FaceOffFridays @DJRastaRoot @JahPrince @MasterBaby @RasGoldie
If you live in Atlanta & are active in the city’s club scene then you already know that every 2nd Friday of the month is Face Off Fridays with DJ Rasta Root & Jah Prince at MJQ. This week the homie Ras Goldie is holding down the mic duties & DJ Solomon is doing a special opening set. Every month before Atlanta’s most popular monthly event takes place, DJ Rasta Root puts together a special promo mix that you can pick up at the club, but you don’t have to wait for tonight or fly to Atlanta to pick up a copy. Download or listen to the mix here. Roots doesn’t disappoint with this mix right here by supplying us with a dope mix of joints from Frank Ocean, Nas, Ledisi, Gods’illa, Jaheim, Phife Dawg, & more. Complete tracklisting under the hood….
New visuals from Nigerian singer/rapper Naira from her EP The Colour of Love, produced by J Haze. The EP is 9 tracks of Sade inspired songs and sample flips. This song features cuts from DJ Rasta Root. The whole EP is available to download below. S/O to Blctxt who makes an appearance and Audia the director.
Rest in Peace to one of my favorite artists based out of Atlanta & good friend JAX. The homie DJ Rasta Root recently uncovered some footage from 2003 on their tour with Phife Dawg to Japan….
“In 2003, Jax, Phife and I travelled to Japan for the ‘Smokin Needles Japan Tour. It was a pleasure going over there with Jax and seeing how excited he was to be in Japan. All he kept saying was, ‘I’m in Japan’. Almost like trying to tell himself over and over that it was true. With the hardships of being on tour, early flights..lost luggage and occasional language barriers, none of that seemed to matter while Jax was around..he made jokes out of everything, and kept the tour fun and light. I miss him dearly, and count myself blessed to have crossed his path.”
Thank you Jax Forever King.
- DJ Rasta Root
If you’re from Atlanta then you know OG Pogo normally gets it in on these streets….In this video he takes his talents to Compton to get it jumpin’. Hahaaa! Can you guess who OG Pogo REALLY is?! Hahaaa!