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Some goodies for you today from 2 of Beat Garden’s new generals, both featured on the esteemed

First up is the cut “What is it Good For?”, an exclusive non-mixtape cut from Curly Castro featuring Rockness Monstah of Heltah Skeltah and Inglish:  2dopeboyz link   |   usershare link

Castro will be dropping some more goodies and remixes very very shortly to keep up the good fight for Phatman & Likkle Bwoy Mixtape via Beat Garden & RockTheDub (still available to your upper right)

And make sure you follow the neighborhood rebel on Twitter RIGHT NOW!

Next up is the stand out single “Laminated Looseleafs” featuring Blu from MAGr’s debut album No News is Good News via RockTheDub as well.  Beat Garden fam-a-lam Small Professor took a stab at it.  Buttery and haunting results follow.

MAGr (Al Mighty & Distant Starr) f/ Blu “Laminated Looseleafs (Small Professor Remix)”  2dopeboyz link  |  usershare link

Al Mighty is finishing up his Beat Garden/RTD debut The Agony of Deceit LP with beats and rhymes from Nico the Beast, Fel Sweetenberg, Small Professor, Has-Lo, Zilla Rocca, and more.  Stay tuned!


Nico the Beast LIVE TONIGHT!

Photo by SnapKracker

Why they wanna wake the Beast?

Come rock with South Philly’s Monster, Nico the Beast, alongside YBMusic’s Symbols of Sex ft Distant Starr, 2ew Gunn Ciz and Steeve Leevy.
Music by DJ No Phrillz of Exponent Entertainment, and the Villa.
Fluid Night Club.  4th St between South St and Bainbridge.
Cover is $10. 21+
Doors open at 9 pm.
NEW Nico the Beast “Never Stop” sampler video!

Phatman & Likkle Bwoy Release ::Photo:Realism:: -12.17.09

Here are some photos from the extravanganza that was the Release!!!!! All Photos by Liz Padova. To see the full compliment go to her Flickr page…Thank you Phimm-matic !

The BombMakers- dj Ambush & Curly Castro

Who Wanna Bleached Cannon? Go and get A CLEAN GUN(s)!!!!

the Lord's Souljahs: Society Park!!

Don't phuck with Castro or the PHATMAN!!!! dj Ambush

dj Deuce was jack of all trades that night...

Fat Ni-Dice!!!! on the M.I.C. !!84!!

Peace to the Gods, Raskull of Magnum O!!!

It's the nu Medgar Ev!!! Curly Castro

Ethel Cee, hostess with the most-ess and a whole lot more!!!!

Ra the One Sun Lion prowlin' from the cut.

  • Also be on the lookout for the Double Warhead Deluxe reissue of the Phatman & Likkle bwoy mixtape with remixes prod. by Has-Lo, Zilla Rocca, Jawnzap 7, & feat. Verso (as Verse mega Flanders,lol!!). Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the support…1ne L. ~ Castro

Guerrilla Radio!!!! Turn that Sh*t UP!!!!

Tune in TONIGHT. Castro and Dj Ambush promo tour continues on The lovely and intelligent Abundance Child will be interviewing the Phatman & Likkle bwoy. Don’t cheat your eardrums and miss this one. Bang Bang.

Pics from Mic King’s Album Release Party 12/11/09

Al Mighty

Al Mighty & Zilla Rocca


Mic King (Formerly iCon the Mic King)

Mic King

All photo by Liz Padova.  Check out the full gallery here

And check out the new Mic King and Chum group album Flavor Aide,  a breath of fresh air in the world of self-serious indie hip hop.  Anyone else paying homage unironically to Fresh Prince and new jack swing?  Nada.

Beat Garden Among The Top 50 Hip Hop Songs of 2009

Passion of the Weiss unveiled it’s annual Best Of year end list.

MAGr (Al Mighty & Distant Starr) placed at #50 with their standout cut “Laminated Looseleafs” featuring Blu of the album No News is Good News5 O’Clock Shadowboxers came in at #31 with the recently visualized “High Noon”.  And Zilla Rocca contributed write-ups to cuts by M.O.P. and Blakroc featuring Raekwon.

Check the list here.

Pictures from the Benefit For Domenic Zarrella Jr. 11/28/09

Nico the Beast.

Clean Guns

Reef the Lost Cauze

Bianca Zarrella

The Zarrella Family

Visit Liz Padova’s Flickr page for all the photos.