Download a Freebee from the Past – the Best of 2005 Cornerstone Mixtape

Wow, troche in about 5 days its gonna be my Bday… and I can’t help but reflect.

To say I have a crazy life would be an understatement, help and when I do think back there have been a lot of turning points, remedy a lot of hallmark moments.

My buddy Vinroc used to have this theory that if you are on your proper “path”, things kind of come together for most people later in their life, when they hit their 30’s.

For me, that was well, back about 5 years ago ;)

I think what vinny said was kind of true… it was around that time that the outside non underground worldstarted to take notice of me.

Back in 2005 was the first time that Cornerstone asked me to do one of their infamous Mixtapes.

And I think that was one of the signs that I was moving into a different realm.

As it turns out, this mixtape wasn’t widely distributed to my normal fanbase. It was a “Best of” mix for that years music, and was really only sent to industry folk, you couldn’t buy it.

I recently dug it up, and I decided, it would be a good time to Revisit and reminisce over it with y’all my fans and critics. You can see how much time has passed, and what I was doing back then to prepare me for my life now…

Below is a Tracklist for my part of the cd. It starts with #33, as DJ Timbuktu did the 1st half of it. Mr Cee also was featured on it, thats why he’s on the cover. Back then, I didn’t get any cover love ;)

Its funny, the 1st track of the cd – well, it was Jay-z on it ;) Kind of prophetic don’t ya think? ;)

Cornerstone Mixtape

 

33. Memphis Bleek f. Jay Z Dear Summer Roc-A-Fella
34. Busta Rhymes Touch It Aftermath/Interscope
35. Pharrell f. Gwen Stefani Can I Have It Like That Star Trak/Interscope
36. Jennifer Lopez f. Fabolous Get Right Sony
37. Amerie 1 Thing Rise/Columbia/Sony Urban
38. Styles P f. Akon Can You Believe It Ruff Ryders/Interscope
39. Juelz Santana There It Go (The Whistle Song) Diplomats/Def Jam
40. Papoose Sharades Exclusive
41. De La Soul f. MF Doom Rock Co. Kane Flow Sanctuary Urban
42. 9th Wonder & Buckshot Side Talk Duck Down Records
43. Saigon Stocking Caps Hip Hop Since 1978/Fort Knocks/Atlantic
44. Raekwon Baggage Handlers Universal
45. Sheek Louch f. Beanie Sigel & Fabolous Kiss Ya Ass Goodbye Rmx D Block/Koch
46. 50 Cent f. Mobb Deep Outta Control Rmx Shady/Aftermath/G Unit/Interscope
47. Lil’ Kim Lighters Up Queen Bee/Atlantic Records
48. Slum Village Ez Up Barak Records
49. Foxy Brown f. Sizzla Come Fly With Me Def Jam
50. I Wayne Can’t Satisfy Her VP Records/Loyal Soldiers
51. The PCD’S f. Busta Rhymes Don’t Cha A&M Records
52. Ludacris No. 1 Spot D.T.P./Def Jam
53. Little Brother f. Joe Scudda Lovin’ It ABB Records/Atlantic Records
54. DangerDoom Sofa King Epitaph
55. Ghostface Killah Be Easy Def Jam
56. Common f. The Last Poets The Corner G.O.O.D. Music/Geffen
57. Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley Welcome To Jam Rock Ghetto Youths/Tuff Gong Records
58. T.O.K. Footprints VP Records

The New Zealand Wrapup

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Yes Yes, healing When I went to New Zealand , diagnosis I definitely felt like a king for a day, thanks to the good folk at adidas, Show Room 22, and Frank and Ivy Liew of Qubic (http://www.qubicstore.com/) and quarters.

From the moment I got off the plane the new zealand Hospitality was imminent , with a nice hand written welcome note and a few gifts ,including the local Rugby Team ALL BLACKS jersey and a boxset of New Zealand Music Artist hits, which I’ve gladly added to my music collection.

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i got to do it all it seemed, from Bungy Jumping, to Interviews, to good eats, to site seeing and Party Rocking…

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It was ALL captured by NICELY here by frank liew and qubic, directed by Sean Wallace. Another “Day in the Life” type video, with a lot more in depth interviewing and a really good look at what its like for me on the road….

In fact, I had 2 GROUPS of cameras following me, as I made the LATE NIGHT NEWS on TVNZ in their showbiz section…

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For those planning a Next GREAT Trip, I would highly suggest New Zealand…

Their Humor is amazin – as we all know from FLIGHT of the Concords and their bungy jumping – look at how their bathrooms look, and their “waiver sheet” , which they call a “toe tag”. HILARIOUS.

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The food is pretty dang tasty – they even have REAL ACAI, like the stuff down in Brazil, not that American Crap. This is the only other place I’ve seen this stuff served Proper.They got proper meat pies (pause) and of course there is Burger Fuel, which I think gives In & Out a run for their money as far as Burgers go…

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They got great stores like Qubic and Quarters for your street wear needs –

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They even got Benecio Del Toro Selling ICe cream out there. COME ON. How crazy is that.

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They got great local artists like David Dallas holding it down over there ON a global scale , as his work has been blogged up on Kanye Wests site.
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SHOOT – I even ran into STEVE AOKI , our first meeting , A NY and LA AUCKLAND Connection –

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As you can imagine, I can’t wait until I get to hit the other side of the world again… and I suggest that y’all make New Zealand a Destination on YOUR world tour …

Until the next time ;)

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6/19 – spending my BDay Rockin it in Hawaii @ STAGE Honolulu Design Center

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VERTICAL JUNKIES, ARCHITECHS & TANTRIQ PRESENT

DRAMA SPECIAL EDITION

Featuring Yours Truly Neil Armstrong
Saturday June 19th
@ STAGE // HONOLULU DESIGN CTR
21 & OVER // Doors 9 – 2 AM
Bottle Service / GUESTLIST email :tantriq.hawaii@gmail.com

June 19th is MY BDAY… so I need all y’all island folk to make it right baby, so if your in Honolulu, June 19th, you know where you need to be…

Mahfia.com X 5 and A Dime X Mr Armstrong interview time…

Y’all remember that LTD T-shirt Collabo / Event I did in San Diego with 5 and A Dime a little whiles back?

Good Times and a good t-shirt if I do say so myself….

The guys and gals at http://www.mahfia.com/ were there documenting the whole event, sickness and even got an interview together.

Below, here is the final product. More insight into the project, another view into the daily life of this DJ guy, and a recap of the festivities all in one…

DJ NEIL ARMSTRONG x 5&ADIME COLLAB FULL VIDEO INTERVIEW from MAHFIA.COM on Vimeo.

By the way – I believe we literally have a fewww pieces left in those odd sizes , so if ya one of these collector item types, this is your chance to get them b4 they’re gone….

Head over to this link right here.

I’ve gone intergalactic – from the Roc Boys and Jay-z to the Cantina Band and Obi-wan.

I’m in star wars, buy viagra and Snoop Dogg is a Jedi. MY CAREER HIGHLIGHT BY FAR.
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I got inducted into the Alien Star Wars Cantina Band, courtesy of Adidas ;)

Another DREAM COME TRUE, that I never knew I was supposed to even dream. Yeah, I’m geeked out. I was in a video with Han Solo dammit.

from the press release ”

adidas Originals presents the Star Wars™ Cantina 2010:
The most Original place to watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup™


Herzogenaurach, June 1st, 2010 – The latest instalment of the 2010 Originals campaign, “The Street Where Originality Lives,” combines Star Wars, adidas and the world’s largest sporting event in a cinematic first that takes the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ to a whole new galaxy. The film is a creative re-edit of one of the most famous Star Wars movie scenes – the Mos Eisley Cantina on Tatooine – and features David Beckham, Franz Beckenbauer, Snoop Dogg, Noel Gallagher, Ian Brown, Ciara, Jay Baruchel, Daft Punk and DJ Neil Armstrong, not to mention Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3P0 and Obi-Wan Kenobi. This unique film was created as a result of a close partnership with Lucasfilm Ltd.

“The theme of the 2010 Originals campaign is a neighborhood of originality,” explained Tom Ramsden, Global Director of Communications, adidas Originals. “It brings together all elements of adidas Originals and the diverse people who wear it – artists, athletes, musicians, skaters and so on all in one place, doing what they love to do. So when we thought about how to best present adidas’ partnerships with Star Wars and the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, we immediately thought of temporarily turning the Mos Eisley Cantina into a place to watch some football and invite some friends along. The result is a truly unique, original film.”

Adidas Global Music Ambassador…

6/6 – Sunday – Toronto Bound for the LiveStock 3 Year Anniversary…

WAYYYYYY Before Drake introduced us silly americanos to Toronto, healing I was down with T.Dot.

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This is from the VERY 1st LiveStock Party in T.Dot, when they first opened up the store 3 years ago.

If you on facebook you can see the picks that my folk at black rap – bozack Morris aka conjugal booty – took Here and Here.

It was one of my more memorable parties , more like a house party then a club, it was like family up in there.

Well, after much world travelling and growing as a DJ and a person, I’m back to rock with them once again for their 3 Year anniversary ;) YEESHH.. how time flies… and more proof that I’ve stayed pretty much the same ;) I’ll still rock with my peoples.

SO TORONTO – THIS SUNDAY – YOUR BOY RETURNS…

LiveStock 3 year Anniversary June 6th 2010

Livestock cordially invites all of our past/present customers and friends alike to join us in celebrating our 3 year Anniversary with special guest DJ Neil Armstrong. This is will also be the official jump-off of SOULSTOCK Sundays @ Dolce.


SUNDAY JUNE 6TH 2010

LIVESTOCK TORONTO 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Featuring **DJ NEIL ARMSTRONG** (NYC/5thPlatoon)
with BIG JACKS (Grandgroovedjs.com/black-rap.com)

Inside the luxurious DOLCE Nightclub located @ 647 King Street W
(southeast corner at Bathurst)

Tickets $10 All Night
Available exclusively at Livestock.
116 Spadina Ave Unit G1
416-360-5483

For Bottle Service: carlos@deadstock.ca

www.deadstock.ca/

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6/3 – Thursday – Adidas Block Party New Zealand Style…

So I was at home recovering from my eye surgery and enjoying an empty memorial day weekend nyc with emmulate , no rx and I get a message from fellow hypebeast blogger frank liew. He’s from new zealand. That’s on the otherside of the world from us yankee new yorkers.

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Turns out adidas is having a block party new zealand style, and they needed someone to set it off properly for them, so who better then one of adidas own global music ambassadors to make the party people move alongside some of the areas amazing talent – what up david dallas!

For my peoples out in new zealand. I’m on my way ya’ll.

This is an RSVP event only my zoolanders!
If you want to win tickets you need to listen to 95.0 bFM (local radio station) for competition details…

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adidas Originals Street Party Auckland
Date: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Time: 7:00PM til late.

adidas Originals Street Party Auckland – Party At The Street Where Originality Lives!


adidas Originals is set to throw the party to end all parties on the night of Thursday 3rd June.

Part of a huge global tour, it’s Auckland’s turn to host the world famous adidas Street Party, after Shanghai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Berlin, London, and other worldwide style centres, bringing together athletes, musicians, skaters, artists, and entertainers from all over the world.

Just added to the local line up of Homebrew Crew, ARC DJs and MC David Dallas is international globe-trotting DJ Neil Armstrong.

Flying down specially for the event, he’s a man who has shared stages with De La Soul, Biz Markie, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, and Wyclef Jean. More recently though, Neil has been tweaking the dials as Jay Z’s touring DJ and also acts as a global ambassador for adidas Originals.

Not bad, eh?!

Alright my party people, 1st berlin, now New zealand… And when I get back to the western hemisphere, I’m heading up to tdot baby…

Worldwide:)

Adicup 2010 NYC Recap from the DJ Booth…

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Ahh Adicup 2010. It was a good day of fun, sun, food, friends and friendly competition.

This year was amazin and fun filled. It’s come alooong way from when I first started this gig back in the day ;)
Here are some pics from the day – congrats to all the winners! Can’t wait til next year ;)

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Emily and me

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Little kids love soccer too

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click here for mo pics

A Visit to the Made Space in Berlin…

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Our last day in Berlin, and we saved the best for last.

Phil G from Soto invited us to this space after he was done blowin up a ton of balloons with highsnobiety’s Dave .

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A space thats is called MADE.

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I was unsure what to expect when me and Sky arrived… and even afterwards I’m still pretty dumbfounded.

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Built from the ideas of some key creative minds in particular TADIROCK, this MADE was a space created for the sheer point of CREATING . Creating Art, Creating a message, Creating greatness.

Much like Andy Warhol’s Factory in NYC from the 60’s , this is a place that was built for artists from all around the world to come together and make dreams come true.

A better way to explain it, would be to let the People of Made do the talking –

MADE trailer from MADE Blog on Vimeo.

From their blog

MADE
an inspiring place where creative minds
from different fields come together.
a living platform where they create a vision
of something extraordinary and bring it to life.

This space has only been open for about 2 months, and Phil G and Nico Zeh gave us the grand tour .

The aesthetic and functionality of the space as described in the video above are amazing.
They actually modelled the foyer entrance after one of my fav movies of all timeStar Wars . A lot of white , boxlike modular walls…

BUT , what catches the eye 1st is the CRAZY CRAZY LIGHTING SYSTEM.

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This lighting system is patented, the 1st of its kind. THey wanted to create a lighting system where you could control the mode thru color, a lighting system where a photographer could have 24 hour daylight and shoot with no shadows, and this system is what they came up with.

You can LITERALLY CHANGE EACH light to a different color, or change sections of it, or put them on a loop, all from ONE central control. simply Amazing.

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Peep the video below as they let me mess around with the shine.

The space itself, is malleable. Like how Bruce Lee tells his student to “Be Like Water, so is this space.

The walls are movable, the furniture, even the bar can be moved around to suit your creative needs.

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The 1st Art installation created and shown at this space was this snowglobe project by Sneaker connoisseur Yoske Nishiumi and photographer Alex Flach, who put their heads together to come up with this extraordinary vision.

Snowglobe Project by Alex Flach and Yoske Nishiumi @ MADE from MADE Blog on Vimeo.

A big part of this project, was that the viewer would end up becoming part of the art piece, and Myself and Sky Gellatly got to do just that.

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The guys at MADE ended up interviewing myself and sky, picking our brains about the space, about possible ideas that I have that I would like to have come to frution.

Who knows, you guys might see an upcoming blog about the Extraordinary thing I plan to Make in Berlin….

And to the Hood… East Berlin, West Berlin, and Worldwide…

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Here I am, viagra one foot in the old East Berlin, one in the west.

It is a beautiful town and I will recapping my shenanigans here for the rest of this week, as I got to see and do quite a bit.

However, we’ll start with the reason I was out there in the 1st place – The No 74 Block Party! Initially meant to be on May 15th, we had to move it to the 16th due to Rain, BUT the weather gods shined their lights on us and made it a great day regardless….

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On this street Torstrasse, a bunch of stores got together and threw a honest to goodness Block Party, Flying myself in alongside Berlins own modselektor . Folk of all types came thru, from kiddies to young hipsters, to grandmamas and papas.

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A bunch of brands were present and accounted for – Pauls Boutique, Soto, UndPlus Collabroom, Oh Lalaaa and Uslu Airlines.

Overall it was an amazing event, as captured here by Highsnobiety

Pics from the event as captured by No 74 are here.

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The Party got CARRAZY when Modselktor got on, and ended with a massive Pillow / Feather Fight…

AND THEN… AFTER THE SHOW it’s the AFTERPARTY….

Well. In this case, it was a PRE PARTY, as the party was moved to the next day and the afterparty stayed the same on May 15th.

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Thrown by Soto and Highsnobiety at this spot called weekend which was on the 15th floor of a buildin…

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Good times were had by all ;) More pics and updates to come

5/22 – Sat – the 2010 AdiCup NYC Tournament

MAN, sovaldi you folk in Berlin are TRUE 24 Hour Party People

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The No 74 / Adidas Block Party was a blast as you can see above, where I’m hovering a drove of these jubilant Berlinites . And just like that, I’m on to the Next one for Adidas, but this time in NYC BABY

AdiCup 2010

THIS SATURDAY
THE 2010 AdiCup
1:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Pier 40 – West Street @ W. Houston Street New York, NY
View Map

AdiCup 2010

Now, for those who have been wit me for a minute, I’ve been involved with Fanatic, Now called Adicup for quite some time now. This is one of my FAVORITE GIGS to do, as I end up djing for a looooong time and get to play all types of music, While, my friends like Sky Gellatly play some FUTBOOOOOLLLL!! See, look how happy he and his soccer buddies look.

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YOU TOO can join in on the fun and festivities!! ALL FOR FREE! This year we are returning to where it all started, at pier 40

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Peep the trailer that adidas just dropped for this global event.

Here is some background for those that don’t know –

adidas celebrates 2010 FIFA World CupTM with a global football tourney, honoring its long-lived New York City tradition.

To commemorate the 2010 FIFA World CupTM, adidas’ 9th annual FANATIC soccer tournament in New York City is “going global” with a new name – adiCup, 2010 FIFA World CupTM edition. A record 28 teams will compete Saturday, May 22nd on the main field at New York’s Pier 40, where the event first began eight years ago.

Hosted by adidas, FANATIC was created in 2002 as an immersive experience of soccer and community in New York. adidas sought out an eclectic mix of ‘football’ enthusiasts; an assortment of teams made up of originative activators in the creative scene. From music and media to fashion and hospitality, those involved were hand picked to re-engage the culture in downtown New York with the sport of soccer. Since its inception, FANATIC has grown with every passing year, drawing an abundance of teams vying to compete, and crowds of up to 1,500 soccer ‘fanatics’ and counting. In addition, the tournament was interpreted on a global scale in select cities every four years during FIFA World CupTM, and adiCup was born.

With higher stakes than ever, adiCup 2010 promises to entertain. The coveted NYC team slots have been filled with a record 28 crews, each consisting of eight players as opposed to six players in years past. With a wider playing field, returning teams such as Chinatown Soccer Club, United Bamboo, Freeman’s Sporting Club, Opening Ceremony, Paper Shredders and Vice F.C. will have the opportunity at some fresh faces, like newcomers ACE+CO, EVR (East Village Radio), V Magazine and The Standard F.C.

In true FANATIC form, Brother Jimmy’s BBQ will cater to the masses while DJ Neil Armstrong, former tour DJ of Jay Z, will keep the crowd going with as fresh a set as ever for what promises to be the largest audience to date. Also, as the UEFA Champion’s LeagueTM finale takes place on the same day, adidas will screen the game live for fans in attendance.

This tournament has gone WORLDWIDE, and four teams from NYC, Tokyo, Berlin and London will go at it IN Berlin . The Grand Prize winning team of the adiCup 2010 World Final in Germany will be flown to South Africa to attend the 2010 FIFA World CupTM final game on July 11, 2010, courtesy of adidas. DANG.

So, come cheer on your favorite folk, including my manager SKY (good luck dude) this saturday at the adicup!

www.adiCup.com
Sat 5/22 1- 8 pm
Pier 40 – West Street @ W. Houston Street New York, NY
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5/15 – Saturday – Block Party – PRE PARTY @ Weekend in Berlin

BEFORE THE SHOW, case its the PREPARTY WITH SOTO X HIGHSNOBIETY

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Saturday NIGHT – May 15
@ Weekend – 15th Floor
Alexanderstr. 7, try Mitte
Doors Open at 12 AM
I get on around 2 AM

DUE TO RAIN, the Block party is being moved to TOMORROW – A SUNNY SUNDAY in BERLIN! So the afterparty is now a before party…

AUF WIEDERSEHEN!! That means goodbye u english only speakin Americans.

5/16 – SUNDAY – the Adidas / No 74 / Neil Armstrong Berlin Block Party

On my way to a not so sunny Berlin this weekend to do my thang thang.

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No 74 is a very special Boutique, buy cialis specializing in very exclusive Adidas Gear. This year they’re throwing a Block Party with their Neighbors to the left and right, promoting community and fun and DANCING.

No 74 Rock the Block Party May 15

NOW MAY 16th – SUNDAY!!

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Starting at 2 PM, I get on about 3ish ;)

Located at Torstr. 74 , peep out this link for my german reading folk over here to see what stores are involved. They been preparing for a grand ole time, even cut a quick promo video for it.

DUE TO RAIN, we are going to do the block party this SUNDAY!! MAY 16th!

New Podcast – LIVE from the Soul Sessions in LA 4/23

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I got approached to do Soul Sessions quite awhile ago by Mitchell Bitanga aka Remitch.

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Soulsessions is one of the still Existing DOPE parties in LA, ailment in the same vein as the historic rootdown and Do Over, where good music and good vibes is the top priority.

All in all I would say it was a good nite ;) A average normal crowd of 400 doubled to about 800 to party with me for my inaugural LA set on this last west coast run…

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I hit them with a modified “Originals set” – being on a west coast “TOUR” – made me doing an “ALL VINYL SET difficult, and when I do a real Originals set, best believe its all vinyl. This time around I had to use some mp3’s so I wouldn’t get hit with the extra luggage / hurt my back syndrome.

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It’s Been QUITE Some time since I’ve released a New Podcast, being on the road makes it very difficult to record.

Lucky for me and you and your cousin too, The soul Sessions guys were recording the set – So here it is for your listening pleasure –

LIVE FROM THE SOULSESSIONS – a little over an hour of my rocking for LA.

You will here some familiar stuff of course – A lot of these people want me to do stuff I do on my MIXTAPES, so there are some signature songs and transitions I drop.

BUT – I also do some stuff I’ve never done before (preview to the next “original” PERHAPS??? – shhhhh)

Anyway, I hope y’all enjoy it as much as the crowd in LA did .

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Peace to The Soul Sessions crew – Mitch, Jay villinueva, Bernie, DJ Plann B, Inka one for rockin wit me – ANYONE ELSE I MISSED!

Peace to maricel sison for taking all the fine flicks! Click HERE to see more from the nite…

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5 and A dime / DJNA Tshirt cd Collabo NOW ONLINE – Limited supply…

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Well guys, we decided to give y’all in the twitterverse an opportunity to cop this SoCal Exclusive, but there isn’t much left so don’t dilly dally – Click here get your shopping on…

Just to remind y’all, a week ago I took a trip down to SUNNY San Diego – spanish for a whales vagina as we all know,

On my way to sunny san diego...

I signed some cds for this special collabo, met up with the folk Jay Huggins from 5 and a Dime and Bert Custodio who put together the dope artwork for the project, and of course was there to celebrate the event and Rock the Party for RHYTHM & RECREATION at Thin/Onyx.

Jay from 5 and A Dime and Neil Armstrong

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Dj neil Armstrong and Jay from 5 and A dime

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A great time was had in the SD as always , getting to see Kuttin Kandi and enjoy the environment with Emily. Even the Hotel Room at the THE PEARL was crazy, with everyone having its own beta fish, and the personalization of a welcome letter to greet us when we got in – its all about the details…

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Beta Fish in every room of the pearl

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Private messages make everything

The whole event was captured by the fine folk at MAHFIA.com.

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They Also put together a quick interview to make sure y’all get the scoop on how this all came together…

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Peep the Video for more background on the collaboration, and make <a href=”http://www.5andadime.com/shop_list.php?Brand_ID=neilarmstrong&Gender=All&Type=All&Status=All”sure to get yours BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!!

DJ NEIL ARMSTRONG x 5&A DIME COLLAB TEASER from MAHFIA.COM on Vimeo.

And peep out the picks from the party event etc etc right here –

TK and his peoples at Thin/Onyx

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Neil Armstrong

DJNA X 5&ADime – T-shirt / DNA of the Blueprint CD Collabo…

There is a company called 5 & A Dime that did a pretty dope shirt for this filipino guy named Manny Pacquio

It was pretty fresh, search I was actually rocking it at my sweeet part 2 release party in NYC, pharmacy pictured here with the PUERTO ROCK BARAK

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Well this time around, they’ve picked up another Pinoy named Neil Armstrong – Yours truly – to Do a collaboration with.

We gots a T-shirt – with a graphics stressing the love and exploration of good music by DJ Neil Armstrong.

5 and A Dime Collabo project

5 and A Dime Collabo project

AND we got a NEVER BEFORE PRINTED CD –

DJ Neil Armstrong - The DNA of the Blueprint CD

THE DNA OF THE BLUEPRINT.

Previously, this was ONLY AVAILABLE AS A FREE DOWNLOAD, in one long mp3. This version is CUT UP into tracks, for your days cruising in the car away from a computer for example ;)

Each CD is going to Be NUMBERED AND SIGNED by myself.

And we are only offering 100 pieces of this special collaboration package.

Here are more views of the goods .

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Now where can you get these???

Well, if you are in the San Diego Area, you are in luck. For now, this will be released only at the 5 and a Dime Store, AND THIS PARTY BELOW , NEXT FRIDAY – APRIL 30th.

So Come thru and get yours before its too late.

The package is going for $26 beans. A limited T and signed CD? yes, I can see you guys smiling ;)

Sorry my online fans, we keeping this analog this time around ;) But cross your fingers ! we can always change our minds ;)

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5 and a Dime will be selling $10 pre-sale tickets at their store. The pre-sale purchase will also get you two free drink tickets before 11pm.

We will also be selling the t-shirt/cd’s at the event, so remember to bring cash so you can pick your’s up while supplies last.

Don’t MISS IT, or your chance to pick up the GOOD MUSIC EXPLORATION PACKAGE!

THIS FRIDAY – April 30th , 2010

DJ NEIL ARMSTRONG @
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The Roc Boys Family Reunion…

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Ughh, physician on my last little world wurlwind Run, I made a stopover in Stockholm sweden. 1st Time out here rocking solo actually. But not my 1st time here.

The 1st Time I was here in Sweden was with Jay-z and the Roc Boys Band.

In fact, my time here was the 1st Blog Post I ever made when I used to have this tour blog up for LTD Magazine. Peep myself, with Members of the Horn Section site seeing in the Old City Below.

Now of course, this brought back many a memory for me.

If ya’ll been paying attention to my recent journeys, I actually missed doing the last tour with Jay as my schedule went from working with the 3 stripes of the Blueprint, to the Three Stripes of Adidas. I’m not really sure if I ever will go on tour again to be honest, you know when its time for the kid to leave the parents nest, your success is when you make your own path, when you find your own home.

I did a lot of travelling when I was on tour, and did many significant groundbreaking events . Being the First Hip Hop Representative on the 1’s and 2’s to celebrate the inauguration of A U.S. President. Backing up Jay for tons of Rock Festivals all over europe, helping him hold down the headline spot at the Glastonbury Festival, the 1st Time A Hip Hop Act ever did that…

I actually DO NOT miss a lot of it. The Touring life… It’s a hectic one. Every nite you sleep in a different bed. You live your life on buses and airplanes, and trains. You are gone from the place you are visiting before you even get there . It seems glamourous, but that lifestyle is meant for a strong chosen few, not everyone is meant to handle it.

You leave your friends and your family behind, constantly surrounded by unfamiliar faces with the exception for the people that are on the road with you. So the People you travel with… they become your family. The Roc Boys, they became my family, for better and for worse ;) .

Now , the Roc boys have gone through some personnel changes throughout my time with Jay – mostly the Horn section changes, and now my man Young GURU is on the 1’s and 2’s . The last time we were on tour, this was the lineup, and mostly its stayed the same –

Out of everything on tour I could miss, chillin with the roc boys on the top of that short list.

l to r : me, tony royster jr, Shaun Carrington, Omar Edwards, Tony chicago Russell, the core of the roc boys

Now don’t get it twisted. I was The Asian Dude with a bunch of black Folk on tour… so best believe I got a lot of heckling. But its like a tour of duty when you go to war I guess… You go through a shared experience that no one else has, you end up making brothers.

When we made a stop in Indiana last month, I did an afterparty for one of the concerts, and for the 1st time in a while I got to see the Roc Boys,and it was like I said above… A family Reunion ….

Roc Boys Reunion in Indiana

When we got together, it was all pounds and smiles… A lot of, “we miss you brother neil”, and I mos Definitely missed them… even after all the crap they would give me ;)

Roc Boys Reunion in Indiana

The Roc Boys ARE :

Omar Edwards – Musical Director / Keys
Shaun Carrington – Guitar
Tony “Chicago” Russell – Bass
Tony Royster Jr – Drums
Brett Baker – Percussion
Jeff Bradshaw – Trombone
Aaron Goode – Trombone (current)
Lamont Caldwell – Sax
Monty Reynolds – Keys
Lee Hogans – Trumpet
Matt Cappy – Trumpet (current)
YOUNG GURU – DJ

And me ;) Yours truly, gets to say he Rocked with the Best. Here below are some of our greatest hits ;)

The Roc boys on the way to Nigeria – on the G4 ;)

Roc Boys at the All Points West Festival

Roc Boys at the Inauguration of President Obama

Roc Boys Horns at Electric Lady Studios

Hazing the Roc Boys

Me And Matt Cappy At Wimbledon

The Roc boys and Jay are about to head out on tour again soon. Right now they are gettin ready to tear down COCHELLA . Myself… well my own wings are spread now… and I got a bit of touring to do of my own ;) CALIFORNIA AND HAWAII… HERE I COME.

Roc Boys. Salute .

From Flushing to Madison Square – me & my old boss in some new documentary…

This year I’ve moved on from the 3 stripes of the Blueprint to the 3 stripes of Adidas, sovaldi but there are still remnants of my days wearing all black everything surfacing in the public consciousness on the daily.

Recently a new Short Film has been making its rounds –

ABSOLUT® VODKA UNVEILS “NY-Z” – A SHORT FILM FEATURING LEGENDARY ARTIST AND NATIVE NEW YORKER JAY-Z
Director Danny Clinch and Hip-Hop Icon Pay Tribute to New York City with Black & White Short Film; Latest Creative Collaboration from World’s Most Iconic Vodka
NEW YORK (March 22, 2010) – Today, as part of an ongoing creative collaboration with JAY-Z and Madison Square Garden (MSG), ABSOLUT® VODKA introduces “NY-Z” – a 14-minute short film featuring JAY-Z and directed by popular music and culture photographer Danny Clinch. Featuring exclusive footage of JAY-Z and John Mayer as they prepare for the September 11 benefit concert at MSG, NY-Z offers a rare glimpse into the life of native New Yorker Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter as he discusses his hometown and what it means for an artist to “arrive” with a performance at the world’s most famous arena. The short film is available for viewing at facebook.com/ABSOLUT.

At that time I was still running around the world on the 1’s and 2’s for jay, so yours truly has appearances peppered throughout the documentary.

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From Flushing to Madison Square ;) Roc Boys 4Ever….

Adidas Originals & Neil Armstrong Welcome y’all to the neighborhood….

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So you guys have most likely seen the Imperial March Recreation we did in NYC with me and Snoop Dogg, drugstore and hopefully the Star Wars X Adidas video short that hit the internet last Jan – I put a post up about it in this here hypebeast blog so if you haven’t seen it for shame for shame!

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Well, buy this is the FULL length add, cure introducing you to the street where originality Lives – with a plethora of Adidas Representatives across the Entertainment plane. And your’s truly , Neil Armstrong is one of the Hip Hop Representatives holding it down for adidas and for Originality – and you know this ;)

Quite a list. Peep my cameo where I kick in the door… they had me set up in all this crazy gear just to get like… a half second shot ;)

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Welcome to the street where originality lives; the adidas Originals neighborhood. This is where athletes, musicians, skaters, artists, entertainers and more all come together to show their colors, their style and their originality.

Our neighbors include Adrienne Bailon, Agyness Deyn, Ana Ivanovic, Calle 13, Cheer Chen, Ciara, David Beckham, DJ Neil Armstrong, Fernando Verdasco, Hyori Lee, Ian Brown, Jay Baruchel, Jeremy Scott, Louise Roe, Mr. Hudson, N-Dubz, Noel Gallagher, Snoop Dogg, Tallulah Morton, Whitney Port and, most importantly, YOU!

Visit: http://www.adidas.com/originals
Become a Fan: http://www.facebook.com/adidasoriginals

The Next Chapter Begins…

What a year its been so far.

2010 has held only one constant for me, malady and that is that things are CONSTANTLY CHANGING.

Here we now have for the 1st time, a website for the brand – http://djneilarmstrong.com.

I welcome of y’all to the new site, which will be the homebase to get a taste of all my future projects and endeavors. But lets take a quick sec back to about a month ago, when the next chapter of my life started.

Time to reflect.

What has happened in my life over the last two years is nothing short of incredible.

2010 is poised to be a boundary-pushing year for me–new horizons and new creative challenges. Above all: the start of the next chapter.

If in January of 2008 you told me that I would travel the world with Jay-Z, perform at the Olympics in Beijing and at President Obama’s Inaugural Ball with the Roc Boys, have bagels on Damien Hirst’s boat, represent the elements of hip-hop alongside Kanye and Coldplay, perform at MSG for the firefighters and police lost in 9/11–and now be featured in a global TV campaign for Adidas and Star Wars (with David Beckham and Snoop Dogg nonetheless)–I would have said, “yeah right.” Didn’t you know: I’m just a turntablist?

But that has all happened. Now in 2010 you will see me embark on a new chapter in my life: as a Global Spokesperson for Adidas.

I’ve gone from the three red stripes of the Blueprint 3 and onto the three white stripes of Adidas. From the premier face of hip-hop to the kicks that rep it best: my adidas.

For Jay’s upcoming tour, my familiar face will not be there behind the 1’s and 2’s. Hov will be “Armstrong-less,” but I’m sure that he and the Roc Boys will be more than alright. And who knows, maybe if my schedule and Mr. Carter’s coincide, and the stars align for the right reasons, you might see me at a stadium near you — once again throwing up that almighty diamond.

But for now , my seemingly impossible career, has led me to the brand that coined the term ‘Impossible Is Nothing’.

While the Roc Boys and Mr. Carter are poised to travel far and wide in the name of the music I love most, I’ll be on my own award tour repping for Adidas and rocking parties for you the people. And when I’m not on the road, I’ll be back in the lab, back in my creative space making new mixes and an array of other musical treasures. (**I know a lot of y’all new fans know me as Jay-Z’s tour DJ–but previous to that I was known for the “gourmet mixtapes” that I would drop every so often).

Now let the story begin with this … a project I have been working on for quite awhile which I was planning on dropping right before this next tour started…

Download here for free – The DNA of the Blueprint. A tribute mix to thank Mr. Carter for all the amazing opportunities he has given me.

Signing off, two handle slaps and a Navy salute,
DJ Neil Armstrong
One of Jay-Z’s Tour DJ’s
Founder of the Almighty 5th Platoon
Global Spokesperson for Adidas and Aerial 7

2010 till infinity ya’ll

Aerial 7 Celebrates the new website….

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Above is a pic from the last time I was out in England – at a show with Jay-z and Coldplay at Wembley Stadium.

My headphone of choice for a while now has been Aerial 7.

For the Website Launch, sovaldi sale they are helping me celebrate by offering my fans a discount on their fine audio producto –

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Thats right, seek you can save 20% on your entire headphone order.

When you check out use the code – NEILA7 and you will get that automatic discount.

Pretty Sweet huh ;)

Happy Shopping – I promise, your ears and your wallets will be happy!

Visit the aerial7 site at http://www.aerial7.com.

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FREE Download – the DNA of the Blueprint : Jay-z X Neil Armstrong

On March 3rd I released the project that I’ve been planning on dropping since Sept 11th of 2010 – A tribute mix for Jay-z’s Blueprint series.

Well, stuff after a VERY Hectic Touring schedule with jay across North America and Spot Dates in Europe, treatment a solo run out in Australia, search and running around with stormtroopers and Darth Vader for Adidas, I was finally able to see the project come to fruition.

Here it is, presented FREE , http://djneilarmstrong.com/DNABP3.

This mix is a thank you message to Mr. Shawn Corey Carter, Hova, Jay-Z, for the opportunity he gave me to Rock along side him and the rest of the Roc Boys.

It should at the least remind all of y’all, why he’s the King.

Make sure to catch the BluePrint 3 Tour when it hits a town near you… this mix I did should get y’all warmed up properly.

A Day in the Life…

Neon Gorilla presents A Day In The Life of DJ Neil Armstrong, try the Official DJ of Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 Tour. The Neon Gorilla crew documented Neil during the tour’s stop in Toronto, drugstore which was also the official release day of our Ransom by Adidas Footwear Collection.

Take a look as he stops by the shop, the concert, afterparty, along with an interview.

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