The Press Play Show: Music, life and stuff circa 2009 - 2010


 

From 2008 - 2010 this was the website for the The Press Play Show: Music, life and stuff... brought to you by Mick Boogie, Terry Urban & Christopher Truth. Their posts inspired comments such as "2992: This really is such a amazing resource which you are delivering and you also give it away for totally free. I love seeing website pages that fully grasp the value of providing a prime resource for totally free. I genuinely loved reading your post. Thanks! "
Content is from the site's  2009 - 2010 archived pages providing just a glimpse of what these three guys offered their readership.

Since the original Press Play Show first appeared on the web, the site's domain has been bought and abandoned by several owners with iterations that were different from the original site. The newest owners are returning to the site's roots.

Enjoy your nostalgic trip back.

 



 



Songs To Skate To

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Terry Urban and Orisue Clothing are proud to bring you their first mixtape “Songs To Skate To”. It’s a collection of songs from skateboard videos which Terry and Orisue hand picked from a list of their most favorite video parts. The collection of music varies from old to new video parts and crosses all types of genres of music.

Thanks to all the skaters who used these songs to influence me to skate and make this mixtape. Also, thanks to Dan Salloum for helping me out with picking some of these gems.

Here is tracklist…

1. Songs To Skate To Intro

2. Iron Maiden_Hallowed Be Thy Name (Jamie Thomas: Toy Machine_Welcome To Hell)

3. Cam’ron_Wet Wipes (Lizard King & Theotis Beasley: Baker_Baker Has A Deathwish)

4. Danzig_Mother (Erik Ellington: Zero_Thrill Of It All)

5. Gangstarr_Words From The Nutcracker (Mike Carroll: Girl_Goldfish)

6. Ol Dirty Bastard_Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Lindsey Robertson: Mystery_Black & White)

7. Circle Jerks_Wild In The Streets (Thrashin)

8. Public Enemy_Harder Than You Think (Eric Koston: Lakai_Fully Flared)

9. Jimmy Cliff _The Harder They Come (Lavar McBride: World Industries_Trilogy)

10. Monk The Punk Skit

11. Cream_White Room (Jermey Wray: Plan B_SHS)

12. De La Soul_Eye Know (Daewon Song: World Industries_New World Order)

13. Justice_D.A.N.C.E. (Greg Lutska: Globe_United By Fate)

14. The Moody Blues_Knights In White Satin (Heath Kirchart: Transworld_Sight Unseen)

15. Valley Boy Skit

16. Raekwon_Incarcerated Scarfaces (Danny Supa: Nike SB_Nothing But The Truth)

17. Nas_If I Ruled The World (Kareem Campbell: World Industries_Trilogy)

18. Band Of Horses_The Funeral (Guy Mariano: Lakai_Fully Flared)

19. Q Lazzarus_Goodbye Horses (Marc Johnson: Lakai_Fully Flared)

20. Gleaming The Cube Skit

21. Gangstarr_Work (Kenny Hughes: Element_Third Eye View)

22. Nas_Made You Look (P-Rod: Girl_Yeah Right)

23. New York Dolls_Jet Boy (Jim Greco: Baker_Baker Has A Deathwish)

24. Emanuel Bloom Skit

25. Metallica_Orion (Danny Way: DC_The Video)

26. Aerosmith_Dream On (Rodney Mullen:Plan B_SHS)

27. Nina Simone_Feeling Good (Shane Cross: Lions Den_Ruthless)

 


2009: The Grammy Remix Project

 

Well… as we are gearing up to go to LA for the Grammys… (lots of cool parties I’m doing on Fri, Sat, and Sunday by the way…), Terry Urban and I thought it would be cool to honor the Grammys by doing a special remix project of our favorite Grammy nominees for 2009.

Ironically, looking back at our projects the past 12 months, it seems we were definitely barking up the right tree… since Coldplay, Jay-Z and Adele all were nominated for multiple Grammys. We decided to go through the list of nominees and work with our favorite producers to come up with some really cool takes on your favorite nominated songs.

Ever wonder how Kanye would sound rapping on Kenna’s song? What if The Jonas Brothers sang over some hiphop breakbeats? What if Thom Yorke sang on Lupe’s “Superstar?” What if Sara Bareilles bought a sampler and not a piano? The list goes on… but the answers can be found here.

Mick Boogie & Terry Urban present…

2009: The Grammy Remix Project

1) Adele f/ 6th Sense: Chasing Grammys (6th Sense Remix)
2) Coldplay f/ Jay-Z: Take The Hill (Terry Urban/nVMe Remix)
3) MIA f/ Nas: Paper Planes (Terry Urban Remix)
4) Lil Wayne f/ Kanye West: Lollipop (Kickdrums Remix)
5) Adele: Cold Shoulder (Mick Boogie/Garbs Remix)
6) Radiohead f/ Lupe: Reckon A Superstar (Remot/Mick Boogie Remix)
7) Kenna f/ Kanye West & Lupe: Say Goodbye To Sky (Terry Urban Mix)
8)Jonas Brothers: Love Bug (Mick Boogie/Garbs Remix)
9) Kanye West f/ MIA: Swagger Like Paper (Mick Boogie Remix)
10) Coldplay f/ Lil Wayne: Viva La Milli (Terry Urban Remix)
11) Katy Perry: I Kissed A Girl (Excel Remix)
12) John Mayer f/ Jay-Z: Say (Terry Urban/Judah Remix)
13) Brazilian Girls: Last Call (Discopusher Remix)
14) Lupe Fiasco f/ Sara Bareilles: I Got A Love Song (Remot Remix)
15) Kanye West f/ Big Sean: Good Morning (Kickdrums Remix)
16) Adele: Make You Feel My Love (Mick Boogie/Remot Remix)
17) Coldplay f/ Jay-Z: Lost Part 2 (Mick Boogie Remix)

Fans of all musical genres will enjoy this project…

 


 

U-N-I & Mick Boogie: Before There Was Love

I finally got to work with one of my favorite new groups in hiphop… the fellas from U-N-I… and let me tell you… this mixtape is crazy. With production from Ro Blvd, 6th Sense, Dibia$e and more… and guest features including Talib Kweli, Evidence, Fashawn, Mickey Factz, Black Milk and my wedding videographer Tunji…lol… this shit is nuts from beginning to the end. And, of course, special Press Play show interludes complete the mix.

1. Mick Boogie Intro
2. Cali Soul f/ Shawn Jackson and Hope (prod. by Dibia$e)
3. See LA f/ Damani (prod. by Faahz)
4. Cast’ Em Out (prod. by Dibia$e)
5. The Press Play Show Interlude Part 1
6. On Tour f/ Bambu (prod. by Ro Blvd)
7. Think About It f/6th Sense & Vandalyzm (prod. by 6th Sense)
8. Half Off f/ Evidence
9. Run Son f/ El Prez, 310, C-San, & Casey Veggies (prod. by Ro Blvd)
10. Stakes is High (prod. by 6th Sense)
11. The Press Play Show Interlude Part 2
12. Beautiful Day Remix f/ Big Pooh, Evidence, Aloe Blacc, Kes Kaos, Mickey Factz, Fashawn, & Theo (prod. by Dibia$e))
13. Yesterday (prod. by Ski Team)
14. Hey Neighbor (prod. by Ro Blvd)
15. Wildin’ f/ Chen Lo & Tunji (prod. by Ro Blvd)
16. The Press Play Show Interlude Part 3
17. Castle Vee Re-Up f/ Black Milk (prod. by Dibia$e)
18. Arcade Fly Remix f/ Wildabeast, 6th Sense, Buff1, Donny Goines, Fashawn 
19. Night Nurse (prod. by Cook Classics)
20. Relax f/ Fashawn (prod. by FredNukes)
21. Return f/Talib Kweli (prod. by Bannon)
22. Mainstream Consumers f/ Free Speech & Bambu (prod. by Ro Blvd)
23. Monster f/ Shawn Jackson (prod. by Jaguar Skills)
24. Vitamin B f/ Curtains (prod. by Bannon)
25. The Press Play Show Interlude Part 4
26. Start My Day f/ H.O.P.E. (prod. by Ro Blvd)
27. Herb f/Co$$ & Bad Lucc (prod. by Ro Blvd)

 


 


THE 411:

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2008

  

How My Brain Works is a series of mixtapes/albums mixed and produced by Terry Urban. The series consists of a variety of music from Hip Hop to Electro to Heavy Metal mixed together to keep your face in the "face melter expression" for hours.

Coming off of a stellar year with the highly acclaimed Viva La Hova mixtape on the top of everyone's list and The Press Play Show debut on Shade45, Terry Urban ushers in the new year with the long awaited sequel to the How My Brain Works series.

1. Lil Wayne Feat. Coldplay- Viva La Millie
2. Busta Rhymes Feat. Dream- Love Your Party Girl
3. Dream Feat. AC/DC & Audio Two- Top Billin Beotch
4. James Brown Feat. Jay Z, J.D. & En Vogue- Payback Aint A Thang
5. Beatles Feat. Van Halen & Lil Jon- All Good Children Go To Hell
6. Motley Crue Feat. J.T. Money & Santogold- Who Dat Shoutin
7. Beyonce Feat. The Cure- Emo Ladies
8. Corey Delaney- Party Intermission
9. E.L.O. Feat Doug E. Fresh- Ayo Evil Woman
10. Iron Maiden Feat. Tag Team- Whoomp There's The Hills
11. Journey Feat. Shawty Lo- Separate Ways Haters
12. Shawty Lo Feat. Billy Joel- Dey Know My Life
13. Dream- Ghetto Falsetto
14. Jay Z Feat. Kid Cudi- Party Day N Night
15. Terry Urban- My Ode To O.D.B.
16. Ol' Dirty Bastard Feat. Yuukichan's Papa- Shimmy Shimmy Mega Man
17. Jay Z Feat. E.S.G.- The R.O.C.ketship Has Landed
18. Wu Tang Clan Feat. Billy Idol- Cream Without A Face
19. Metallica Feat. Bust Rhymes & Lil Wil- Dougie Batteries
20. Surfer- So Pitted Intermission
21. Lil Wayne Feat. The Eagles- I Cant Tell You Why Ms.Officer
22. Bobby Valentino Feat. Martha Reeves & Toni Basil- Disneyland Heatwave
23. Bon Jovi Feat. Tela- Wanted Sho Nuff
24. MGMT Feat. Q Tip- Electric Stop
25. N.W.A. Feat. Jimmy Spicer- Dolla Bill Bitches
26. Clipse Feat. Slim Thug & Nu Shooz- I Can't Wamp
27. Lil Wayne Feat. Buffalo Springfield- Thinking Of What Its Worth


Mekka Don: All Eyes On Me

January 13th, 2009

Forget that commercial with the three easy payments — here’s your Obama Inauguration collectors’ platter, courtesy of Mekka Don and Mick Boogie, who broadcast this one from inside the prez-to-be’s dome. I’m not being the least bit sarcastic when I say this concept album (I’m not calling it an EP) would make a beautiful stage show. Sometimes it’s the simplest ideas…

By simply positing the collective vicarious experience of the life, campaign, and election of president-elect Barrack Obama in 10 chapters of assumed-voice verse, they tackle a storybook’s — make that a (re-birth of a) nation’s worth — of psychological terrain, creating, with Remot’s elementally soulful beats, “The Making of the President” as told by Tupac Shakur, rather than Theodore White.


2008 Recap Mix!!!

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 

 

Well it’s been a journey, but we did it another year! We (along with Cornerstone Promotion) are proud to bring you our Best Of ’08 edition - Cornerstone Mixtape #112!

Not just the songs either… almost every song is remixed in some way… in typical Mick Boogie and Terry Urban fashion.

Enjoy… tracklist and download link follow:

Intro (6th Sense)
So Fly (Slim f Biggie - Mick Boogie Mix)
Announcement (Common f Biggie - Mick Boogie Mix)
I Luv Your Girl (Dream f Jay-Z MB/TU Mix)
Paper Planes (MIA - Terry Urban Mix)
Swagger Like Us (Jay-Z - Mick Boogie Transition) 
Jockin My Wonderwalls (Jay-Z & Oasis - N Doe Mix)
Diamond Girl (Ryan Leslie f Kanye West - Mick Boogie Mix) 
Paris Tokyo (Lupe Fiasco f CL Smooth - Mick Boogie Mix)
Girls Around (Lloyd f Rakim - MB/TU Mix) 
Drivin Down The Block (Kidz In The Hall f/ El-P) 
Gettin Up (Q-Tip)
Milli (Lil Wayne - Wonder/Excel Mix)
Love Lockdown (Kanye West f LMFAO) 
Falsetto (Dream - Terry Urban Mix)
Day N Night (Kid Cudi f Jay-Z - Terry Urban Mix)
Lollirock (Lil Wayne & Kanye West - Kickdrums Remix) 
Dangerous (Kardinal f Akon)
The Boss (Rick Ross f Lil Wayne - Mick Boogie Mix) 
Out Here Grindin (Khaled)
My President (Young Jeezy f Nas) 
Black President (Nas f Young Jeezy)
American Boy (Estelle f Jay-Z and NERD - Terry Urban Mix) 
Everyone Knows (NERD - Sammy Bananas Remix)
Dont Touch Me Remix (Busta Rhymes f Nas)
Magic (Robin Thicke f Jay-Z - Mick Boogie Mix) 
The Light 08 (Common)
How We Rock (Termanology f Bun B)
Rising Down (The Roots f Mos Def & Styles) 
Viagra (88 Keys and Kanye West)
Midnight 08 (Q-Tip) 
Go All Out (9th Wonder and Buckshot)

 


 


 

 


 


 


 

Press Play Show POSTS 2010

Press Play Show

June 22nd, 2010

Skotch Davis: Exhibit Me

by Terry Urban

Skotch Tape coming out soon. Shouts to Shameless Management.

 

June 22nd, 2010

Sean Rose: For What Its Worth

by Terry Urban

Sean Rose

Hosted a tape for the homie Sean Rose @WorldFamousROSE along side with a couple other dope peeps including the amazing Las Vegas boutique Fruition. Listen to the mixtape 

 

June 17th, 2010

BP Spills Coffee…

by Christopher Truth

This is how serious BP took the real spill.

 

June 12th, 2010

1950 World Cup: US VS. England…

by Christopher Truth

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It is still regarded as one of the greatest upsets in World Cup history; the day the U.S. shocked the world.

In the group stages of the 1950 World Cup finals in Brazil, center back Walter Bahr marshaled his collection of semi-professionals (mainly postmen and miners) to a 1-0 victory against arguably the best team in the world: England.

 

London, England (CNN) -- It is still regarded as one of the greatest upsets in World Cup history; the day the U.S. shocked the world.

In the group stages of the 1950 World Cup finals in Brazil, center back Walter Bahr marshaled his collection of semi-professionals (mainly postmen and miners) to a 1-0 victory against arguably the best team in the world: England.

The victory over America's former colonial masters created headlines around the world, but one of Bahr's overriding memories of the event was the lack of interest it caused back home.

"The only person who met me at the airport when we flew [back] was my wife," recalls Bahr, who was a high school teacher in his home city of Philadelphia at the time.

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"England was the king of soccer, everyone thought they would be in the final but the papers had nothing in there. The Philadelphia paper, I still have a copy of it, it has a two-inch column. I don't think I did a single interview about the World Cup until 25 years later."

While the rest of the world reacted with stunned disbelief -- legend has it several British newspapers didn't report the score at first, fearing that it had been mistyped and England had really won 10-0 -- back home Team USA's exploits had been met with almost complete indifference.

A clear illustration of the long, and not always happy, relationship the U.S. has had with soccer.

As almost every nation on Earth embraced its rapid spread around the globe, the U.S. remained one of the few, resolute outposts of abstention. But why has it been so difficult for Americans to take soccer to their hearts?

Colonial legacy

Part of the answer can be found in soccer's parentage. While the British were using colonial missionaries to spread soccer, the U.S. chose instead to invent its own national pastimes, in a bid to aid nation building.

I don't think I did a single interview about the World Cup until 25 years later
--Walter Bahr, former captain of the U.S. team

"In the 1880s and 1890s the game was being exported by English missionaries, or mercenaries as some would see it, to the U.S.," explains David Wangerin, author of "Soccer in a Football World: The Story of America's Forgotten Game."

"Soccer was pushed out by the rugby variation [of the game], Americans thought it was their destiny to devise games on their own without relying on the old country. There was no interest in games that were seen as un-American. That persisted right up to the 1970s."

So when the newly codified version of association football, or soccer, arrived on America's shores, a different type of football was already evolving. The U.S. universities of Princeton, Yale, Harvard and Columbia each played their own versions of the game, some using their hands, others using their feet.

But it was Harvard's rugby-based rules that largely won out in a historic meeting between the colleges in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1876, rules which would eventually lead to the game's distinctly "American" character with its touchdowns, snaps and lines of scrimmage.

Immigrant initiative

"There was a desire amongst immigrants to fit in," says Wangerin. "Multiculturalism wasn't high up on the American agenda back then. You wanted to fit in so you played American football."

By the turn of the 20th century, soccer was being kept alive by immigrant communities in pockets along the East Coast, concentrated in cities like New York, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

Teams were usually attached to big factories, like the successful but short-lived Bethlehem Steel FC, and by 1921 a small professional league -- the American Soccer League -- had been set up. For a young Walter Bahr growing up in Philadelphia, and at a time when the American national team finished third at the very first World Cup in 1930, there was only one path to follow.

"In my neighborhood, Kensington, only two sports were played baseball and soccer, and baseball was for the summer," recalls Bahr. "Philadelphia was divided by ethnic groups and a lot of it was based on what work was available. My neighborhood was a textiles area, so we had a big British influence, Scotch and Irish too. St. Louis had a lot of soccer through the Catholic Church because they had an order of Irish priests and kept the game going in their parish."

Part-time passion

At 15 he joined the Philadelphia Nationals and, after the interruptions of the Second World War, won three league titles with them before being selected for the World Cup squad destined for Brazil. But the part-timers found it difficult getting any kind of playing time before the tournament.

"In 1950 we played Besiktas of Istanbul, in St. Louis. They beat us badly, 5-0. It was a tryout as much as anything, and then we faced an English select team with Stanley Matthews playing, in New York, and they won 1-0. Those were the first times the World Cup team played together. The next day we left for Brazil. It took us two and a half days to get down there!"

After the team's shock victory against England, Bahr went on to enjoy a long career as both a player and a coach, but the victory against the old rivals failed to sear soccer into the public consciousness.

"We never had our own stadiums so we played on baseball fields like Ebbets Field," says Bahr. "In 1953 we played an English select team. It was only three years after the World Cup, the same teams that played in Brazil, at Yankee Stadium on a Sunday. But the Yankees had final say on the games; if it was bad weather they had the right to call it off in case we ruined the field. There was a torrential downpour that morning and they postponed it until Monday. Only 7,000 turned up in the end."

The awkward alien

Normal service had been restored, England winning 6-3 in front of a half-empty stadium. The American Soccer League limped on in various incarnations until the 1980s, briefly tussling with the superstars of the North American Soccer League for supremacy. But soccer could never quite shake off its tag of being an alien, foreign game.

"Soccer won't ever reach the height of baseball or [American] football and it probably won't be as popular as ice hockey," suggests Wangerin. "But it will find its place. One analogy I've read is that soccer will be more like a boutique coffee shop, rather than a massive supermarket."

For now, though, Bahr and the handful of surviving teammates must manage the many interview requests from U.S. magazines, newspapers and TV networks eager for their story ahead of June's World Cup finals in South Africa, where the USA will once again face England. Was he surprised by all the attention he now gets from the media?

"You can say victory has a thousand fathers," laughs Bahr, paraphrasing former U.S. President John F. Kennedy. "But defeat is a bastard. That's an old one for you."

 


June 10th, 2010

academyLIFE: Revelation

by Christopher Truth

The homies from Academy were at Terminal 5 last weekend in NYC w/ Bro Bible for their concert featuring Chiddy Bang, RJD2 + Pretty Lights.

 

June 9th, 2010

Big Boi Speaks on 3 Stacks…

by Christopher Truth

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Big Boi speaks w/ GQ. Big Boi explains why Andre 3000 won’t be on Sir Lucious Leftfoot + more.

 

June 9th, 2010

Wiz Khalifa: Deal Or No Deal Recap

by Christopher Truth

Wiz’s Deal Or No Deal Tour was a huge success. He toured for months, performing in every U.S. city over the three legs of the tour. First w/ U-God, second w/ Yelawolf then third w/ Fashawn.

Shouts to Wiz, Artie + Will.

 

June 9th, 2010

Donnis - The Invitation

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Donnis released his appetizer to Fashionably Late today. Donnis + Holiday + Infamous.
Donnis - The Invitation

 

June 9th, 2010

Oil’s Well That Never Ends…

by Christopher Truth

Stephen shows President Obama how to appear angry over the oil spill by ripping off his sleeves and beating up Tony Hayward.

 

June 9th, 2010

31 Unusually Labeled Energy Drinks…

by Christopher Truth

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Yup, exactly what the title says, nothing to add here.

 

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