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Keepin' Up w/DJ Graffitti

by Eric on January 29, 2009

DJ Graffiti – The Mitten Mixtape Mangler:

Mixtape King, CEO of Rapture Enterprises LLC, VP of Marketing for A-Side Worldwide, Sky Children Family member and DJ for legendary emcee, Phat Kat.

Last week was great! We celebrated Martin Luther King‘s (the man I was named after) birthday, my 30th birthday (January 22) and Obama’s Inaugeration (MLK’s dream in action) all in the same week. God sure knows how to make a brotha feel special!

On top of all that I’m now managing French producer Astronote, the newest member of the A-Side Worldwide extended family. We recently dropped our first collaborative project, a collection of Biggie remixes called “Bigger and Better”, hosted by Talib Kweli (more info below). It’s getting 5 Star reviews from even the toughest critics.

I have a podcast out with my Sky Children/A-Side Worldwide fam, Elevation Sundays is 5 years strong, and Chuck Inglish of the Cool Kids is coming through to rock a DJ set at my newest weekly Wednesday night “Loose” on tonight January 28th. I feel so thankful and so blessed right now!

Oh yeah, I’m on twitter too.

Produced by Astronote, Hosted by Talib Kweli

I’m newly managing Astronote the next great producer of our generation. I would never claim that lightly, especially when producers like The Labtechs and Black Milk are family.

A couple months ago Astronote came to me and told me he had a group of Biggie remixes he wanted me to put out. My first thought was, “Why? Nobody wants to here any more Biggie mixes.” But of course I just respond with “Cool, let me hear them when you’re done.” After I heard the initial 10 mixes I was so blown away that I reached to Kweli to see if he wanted to get involved, and he immediately responded saying he was down.

I started grinding to get some more feature verses and exclusives on the CD. We ended up getting Talib Kweli, Buff1, Guilty Simpson and Bahamadia on board and the final product has been quoted as being one of the hardest mixtapes in months. Get the free download by registering at I’m the only one who will have access to your information, and since I already have your email address all you’re giving up is your zip code (the other fields are optional) and that’s so I can let you know when I’m doing something that relates to where you live.

Download the CD today and let me know what you think!

Eric says:  “For real, what are you waiting for? Get with “THE NEW MODEL”.  You heard it hear first, ASTRONOTE IS THE TRUTH..damn Paul Pierce!!!  Wait til’ you hear the hear the remix of the Biggie/Sadat X collabo, “C’mon MuhFuckas”…sickness!


Loose Wednesdays have been going very well. Thanks to everyone who has been coming out week after week to party and dance with us. Loose is the perfect compliment to Elevation, because I get to rock the decks with DJ’s Frankie Bank$ and Benzi and drop all the uptempo dance joints and classic jammie jams that are a little to hype for Elevation. Tonight we have special guest Chuck Inglish of the Cool Kids jumping in for a guest DJ set.

For all my Michigan peeps. Sign up at for discounted $3 entry every week.


The first podcast from A-Side Worldwide is now available. It was initially a mix CD distributed free on to all of the attendees of our Holiday party in Ann Arbor. Thanks to VTech Phones for helping make it possible. We got lots of great feedback on it, so we’ve turned it into a podcast so everyone can get their hands on it. You can subscribe to the A-Side podcast on iTunes, and through many other formats. Search for A-Side podcast on iTunes or find more information about how to subscribe here at the A-Side website.

Throughout 2009 we’ll be giving you more information about what A-Side is and what it isn’t, but I’ll give you one early insight. We’re not a label. One thing we definitely are doing is Winning. There are plenty of unreleased and never heard goodies in here:

A-Side Worldwide – We’re Winning (The Mixtape turn’d Podcast)
1. Intro
2. 14KT ft. Neco Redd – Ur A Star
3. Now On – This Way
4. Trés Styles – So Beautiful, So Lovely
5. Buff1 – I Know The Secret
6. Buff1 – For You (M-Phazes Remix)
7. Now On ft. Phat Kat - Weight Up (M-Phazes Remix)
8. Buff1 – FoodChainGang
9. Now On ft. Mayer Hawthorne – This Time Around
10. 14KT – The Inside
11. Mayer Hawthorne – Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out (Astronote Remix)
12. Crown Royale (Buff1 & DJ Rhettmatic) – Get It Up
13. Now On – All You Ever Knew
14. Buff1 ft. Ab – Real Appeal
15. Athletic Mic League – RU???
16. Vaughan T – Skyscrapers
17. Buff1 – The Shift
18. Now On ft. Shawn Jackson – Write Back
19. 14KT – Love Handle
20. Danny Brown – Dance (14KT Remix)
21. Now On – Doo It
22. Outro

In other A-Side related news, Buff1 has a new video for his latest single Dream Streets. It’s not your everyday average video, it definitely is something you need to see, peep it on You Tube.


Four Years and counting, Elevation Sundays is Michigan’s longest running REAL Hip-Hop event. The night transitions from a lounge to a dance spot, but the atmosphere is 100% refreshing. The Firefly Club is one of Ann Arbor’s best kept secrets, even though it’s located on Main Street just outside of downtown. Come check out the legendary open mic at 12:30am that features, MC’s, poets, singers, comedians & musicians (the list is first come first served before 11pm), and we guarantee you’ll be hooked!

Full event info below.

We have many multi-talented DJs available for any event you can think of. With more than 40 years of combined experience providing quality music for everything from concerts, to corporate events to weddings, we definitely have the right DJ(s) for your event. Call the Rapture office at (734)747-9692 for a custom quote.

JAN 28 Guest DJ Chuck Inglish of the Cool Kids
- DJ’s Graffiti, Benzi & Frankie Banks
- Hosted by Sonny Star
- 210 S. 5th Ave St., Ann Arbor, MI
- 9pm – 2am, 18+; $4

- DJ’s Graffiti, Benny Ben &Jonah
- Hosts Grand Cee & Sonny Star
- 637 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI
- 9pm – 2am, 21+; $3 Until 11pm
- $2 Beers & $4 Long Islands
- Open Mic at 12:30
- Special Guest Performers & DJs


Martin Smith aka DJ Graffiti
CEO Rapture Enterprises LLC
2232 S. Main St. #216
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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tak February 14, 2009 at 1:03 pm

i registered and everything, i get the e-mail, and it says the link is private. really? can u just post a rapidshare like or something?

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