Appreciation: 100,000K (This Is Your Moment)

Jay-Z – ‘Thank You’

Joseph B – First of all, I’d like to thank Nylles for even allowing me to get on his blog. I know that he puts a lot of work into this, so to welcome me into this is a cool thing. As a person who likes to stay conscious and informed with everything that’s going on, contributing to this blog is just feeding my interest and fascination with everything. So to me, this blog isn’t really some tedious kind of thing that I do everyday but something that I just like to do. Everything that I post is just something that shows you guys a little bit of my interests in music, movies and all the random sh*t that the internet has to offer. As cliche as this might sound, CSNW is an outlet to express who I am and what I’m about. This blog isn’t stopping here either because we’re going to take it even further and make it much better for those of you who support us daily, occasionally or whatever. As much as this blog is for us, it’s honestly more for all of you who follow us. 100k is nothing but a stepping stone to bigger and better things. CSNW ALL DAY!

Nylles – 100,000 views later. Thank You. I’m forever humbled. CSNW was never intended to get to where it is now. Although it’s still a relatively small site, it means the world to me from everyone on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr everywhere. It was really just me having a place to showcase what i like and what my friends would also be fans of. I support every dream that you guys have and this has kind of turned into another one of my “hobbies”. Ive met people and developed relationships behind me creating it. I thank and appreciate you all. The one thing you have to keep in mind is that this is a process, and it’s not going to be easy. Thats why it’s imperative that you keep you up on all of the media an everything that we post here. I also want to thank my partner is crime Joe for helping me out maintain the site and keeping things stabilized when I couldn’t get to a PC. I appreciate it man. real. The site will be going through many changes in the next couple of months from the site design, members and content. We are hard at working still trying to deliver you guys the best in music, movies, fashion and every thing else. This is YOUR moment, not ours, you guys got us here. Kepp the hits coming. THANK YOU GUYS FOR EVERYTHING! MUCH MORE IN STORE! CSNW

Throwback Video: The Neptunes Present “The 8th Planet” (Featurette From The Clones)

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If you remember when The Neptunes production team (Pharrell Williams x Chad Hugo) released a compilation album back in 03 you’ll remember that the disc came with a bonus DVD. “The Eight Planet” showcases a couple of their artists such as The Clipse, N*E*R*D, Roscoe P. Coldchain well as their studios and song writing processes. Love this short film. enjoy.

Interview: Pharrell speaks at ASCAP Music Expo in Los Angeles

Skateboard P took his time out to be a guest speaker at the ASCAP Music Expo. Pharrell has an in depth discussion about the music industry today, the internet, Tyler, The Creator, and The Weeknd. I always appreciated this dude for his musical genius, but he is also a very intelligent individual.

Notes From The Editor: Paid My Dues (Paid Dues Festival Review) Pt. 2

2 weeks ago I had the chance to head to my backyard, San Bernadino for this years Paid Dues Festival presented by MURS 3:16 & Guerilla Union. The all day long party included performances by Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Dom Kennedy, Bun B, Asher Roth, Casey Veggies, Tabi Bonney, Dead Prez, E-40, Skeme, Lil’ B The BasedGod, Nipsey Hussle and many more.

Part 2 of my review of The Paid Dues Festival. Enjoy.

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Notes From The Editor: Paid My Dues (Paid Dues Festival Review) Pt. 1

2 weeks ago I had the chance to head to my backyard, San Bernadino for this years Paid Dues Festival presented by MURS 3:16 & Guerilla Union. The all day long party included performances by Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Dom Kennedy, Bun B, Asher Roth, Casey Veggies, Tabi Bonney, Dead Prez, E-40, Skeme, Lil’ B The BasedGod, Nipsey Hussle and many more. This is only part 1 of my review, part 2 will drop tomorrow.

Tons of pics and vids after the jump. Enjoy my take on the festival.

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CSNW Upcoming Projects

Been crazy busy with school and work but Im actually getting a bit of a break this week so i can catch up on a bunch of different things. In addition to a new member of the team Joseph B (Welcome bro! Thanks for the help) Im in the process of putting the last touches on a bunch of different things interviews, features and we have a slue of mixtapes dropping next week as well.

CSNW is putting out ‎5 Mixtapes 5 days, dropping a mixtape everyday starting Monday and going through Friday for the next week the list goes as follows:

Monday – Chris Brown – Loved Than Alone (Mixtape)
Tuesday – Rock Punk (Mixtape)
Wednesday – Old West Vs. New West Coast (Mixtape)
Thursday – 90’s R&B (Mixtape)
Friday – Spring Cool Down (Vol. 2)

Give me a second to get these things out. Im working hard all week as well as relaxing. Thanks to everyone whos been check out the site, many more GREAT things to come! Stay tuned!

Video: Dwele’s Blueprint For “Working On It”

If you are a fan of the soul crooner Dwele you will know that he is one of the MANY students of J Dilla and a huge fan of his legacy. On his 2008 effort Sketches Of A Man he created “Working On It” from a bunch of my favorite Dilla records using his laptop, digital turntables, a sampler and a mixer. GENUIS. Watch the vid and then listen to the final product below.