Friday, September 10, 2010


Pardon this shit folks.

I know, I know...dead air for a week, not-so-new news showing up now, not-so-great new template...well...sorry.

We've been building somethin' new elsewhere...somethin' fresh...cause it is just that time (plus this shit is fucked - a formatting nightmare).  We have a shitload of material to release...and now my man Note is going to help me bring some of that PTP-level content to the give him a round of applause when we get our new lease signed.

Please bear with us for this brief minute, PTP will be undergoing some HEAVY renovationinining.  We will not disappear...just not be as frequent...I guess.



Thursday, September 9, 2010

Doe Or Die: 15th Anniversary Show

The past few weeks have been stuffed with a lot of live shows. Rock the Bells, Cormega & AZ, and Black Army Jacket … all were ill performances, but I’d like to focus on the second to last show I attended.
The opening acts included a lot of artists I'm not familiar with and I have to admit I don’t remember all of their names, however I know that Catch Lungs, Jon Hope, Eternia, and Donny Goines were part of the opening line up. These artists all put on a decent performance for the heads eagerly awaiting the headlining emcees hailing out of Queens and BK.

La the Darkman and Willie the Kid also performed, but nah … LAD did not go into any songs from Heist of the Century (I would’ve wiled out if this occurred). The duo stuck to music from their Gangsta Grillz and Aphilliates tapes. It was disappointing being a fan of La the Dark and not getting to see him perform any of his classic material, or even some of the ill singles he dropped around '04.

The engineers and soundmen at Santos didn't have their shit together that night, all throughout the openers there were issues with the mic volumes. Not until Cormega stopped the show to complain about it and refuse to perform until the fans felt the mic levels were correct did the issue get fixed (on one mic).

Cormega performed his set along with a jazz band called The Revelations, who re-created the beats from his albums. This was an ill touch. As someone that has seen Mega a few other times, it changed the atmosphere of the show and I’m for other artists incorporating live bands into their sets. Mega also brought out Chinky to sing some of the hooks, and Nature came out to drop a few bars. I wish Nature spit a joint or two off For All Seasons, there’s a couple tracks on that album I fuck with heavily. Grand Wiz and Craig G also made brief appearances during the set.
Now onto AZ’s set. I was hoping he’d do mostly material from Doe Or Die (this was billed as the anniversary show), he did do a couple joints from his debut, but the performance was more rounded on his whole catalogue and not just his debut. Seeing "Problems" and "I’m Back" performed live was ill, I wasn't expecting to catch those but I would've liked to see more joints from the debut. He also spit his verse from "Life's a Bitch", of course. During his set, The Visualiza also brought out Lil Fame to drop a few bars (Editor's note: Brooklyn!)...then Mega and AZ went into an abridged, but fresh nonetheless, version of "Affirmative Action". Smiles all around.

Overall, a very dope show...if you didn't make it, you got caught snorin'.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Rock The Bells (and your Killa Shirt ) 2010

Rock The Bells was pretty damn intense.  I am sun burnt.  The lines gettin' in were hellish...and the line to the ferry back to the motherland (rotten as it is - NYC) was even more punishing on the senses.

I gotta say, outdoor music fests just ain't really my thing anymore...but this one was a good one to go out on because of the handful of really dope performances.  It actually sorta felt like a Rocksteady Anniversary up at Gaelic Park...with the amount of heads, dirt/grass/dust, sun damage, and silly Hip Hop antics you came Tony Toca was KILLIN' the tables (as usual)...just in a "V.I.P. tent" this time.

Performance Highlights:
Rakim was amazing.
Tribe was amazing (pulling out Large Pro and Neek The Exotic...and then Busta..very nice add).
Wu was fucking crazy.

Seriously...I've seen Wu as a unit once already...years ago...and both  Ghost and Rae on separate occasions...but this recent performance was in-fucking-sane.  Every song from Enter The 36... plus favorites like "Criminology" and "4th Chamber".  Yes.

Shouts to my PTP RTB crew: Wifey Cat, Note D, Big June, Rob well as the duo of Wry-Lo and Spot-Lo, plus the kid Peter Baker...and my main millz from the Nuyo and Nightrain days, Apex.  More shouts to everyone who copped a Killa Shirt (even saw a FUGAZI ass "Killa Tape" shirt roaming around...had a picture of three cassette tapes....c'mon b)...
So I get online the next morning to be greeted by that!

Stock is almost out...

That's all for now.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Bless Clark's Soul

First off, mega shouts to Aaron for the kind words on PTP and the recent Killa Shirt video (I got you on that "Size M" family!).

So the title of this could be a witty play on words having to do with a footwear staple amongst Hip Hop heads and snazzy Brits (and sartorialistic heritage'y kids everywhere else)...but it's really not going there.  Maybe it should have...but if you're a good human being, you will be very fine with the original intent of this post: to showcase yet another installment of B-Less Radio's pow wow with Super DJ Clark Kent.

So Mr.'d you get into production?

Check out this here link for the original Boundless NY post (which includes a nice little mathematically-inclined breakdown of what made DJ Clark Kent the producer he is today).


Just finished toiling over a hot laptop and buggy iMovie '08 to bring you this new video.  PTP proudly presents to you...the KILLA SHIRT (aka the "Woo Tang", aka the "John Wu", aka the "Woo Wu", aka the "Tony Wza")!

The ad is a short edit of an original idea, therefore it is only hints to how this shirt fully reps all that killa shit.  A double-tribute...tied together in light of this weekend's promise of Wu doing the entire Enter The 36 Chambers at Rock The Bells.  That ain't no small shit, so PTP figured it was time to do something this serious...and wearable.

On the front, a bold and timeless frame off of John Woo's masterpiece, The Killer (one of my favorites of all time).  Flip it over and you have the classic Raekwon quote (off of Enter The 36...'s "7th Chamber" intro...)...all silkscreened as a classy purple and black color print.  To add on, remember our favorite album that retained a nickname which was then adopted as part of the namesake to this very website?  Yes, that Purple Tape.  That Purple Tape which was enveloped in audio snippets from the same John Woo work of art as referenced on the Killa Shirt along with words from the favored wordsmith behind said album.  Full circle.  Everything is everything.

Please note: we do not have a store/shopping cart system set up just yet.
To get your Killa Shirt today, send a message over to with your shirt size and desired quantity.  We'll set you up proper.

Sizes: S-XL (2XL and XS on special order)

Also, look out for this shirt (or another edition of it) to appear at a favorite retailer, soon...but best believe you will get the best deal by dealin' direct.  So hit us up.

Seriously, it has been a week since receiving these in hand and the response has been tremendous.  Not one email blast, post, tumble, or tweet yet...and we're almost out of the first batch.  Extra EARLY!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Queens classic.

One of my favorites from the mighty PRC aka Powerule Crew...or quite simply, Powerule.

These cats survived the test of changing time and era.  You want that late 80's stee?  Go check "Smooth" and even "Brick In The Wall" (came out in '90...but still).  You want that '97 stee?  It's all about "Bright Lights, Big City".  A catalog reflecting more than a decade of street corner hits.