2008 has been an amazing year for my self, my partner and our site, and to be honest I was not expecting things to turn out the way they have yet am ridiculously happy and ecstatic on how things turned out. 2009 is shaping up to be an even bigger year for us as well. With that said, I'm posting a small snippet of my personal favorites of the last 364.


Endtroducing… Meka’s Soul Mix Show
This is where it all began for yours truly. My love of music took me through a trip down memory lane, finding samples left and right, and thanks to my...errr... colorful vernacular over at my DX blog I was offered to team with my partner to launch this site. My first post here will always have a top spot for me, even if it was in 2007.

DXnext: U-N-I
A funny (and overtold, but fuck it, one more time ha) story on how we met: I attended the Los Angeles Sneaker Pimps event in August of 2007 where I saw Thurzday andY-O rocking the stage. I tried to approach them for the street tape they were selling, but got snubbed instead. Yeah, Slap-Box M wasn't that big a deal then. Fast-forward to December, where I caught the video for "K.R.E.A.M." and eventually Fried Chicken & Watermelon, and eventually I pitched to DX about spotlighting these two talented acts from Inglewood. They've been my favorite artists of 2008 since.

Meka’s (2)Dope vs (un)Dope Pete Rock Guitar Center SessionI don't usually stan for many artists, but I was on full-time stan mode when I attended Guitar Cener's Pete Rock session. Wackiness ensued trying to get there, but it was definitely a memorable experience.

A (2)Dope Mixtape: Cadillac Edition (Mixtape)
What more can I say? This was my favorite album of 2008. And yes, I am being biased. But putting the whole thing together was a memorable experience as well, and I am pleased with how warm the reception was for it. We definitely will do another on next year, but the first one will always be my favorite.

A (2)Dope Rock The Bells Post, Part 1
At the 2007 Rock The Bells show, I was hocking tees and CDs for DX. For 2008's rendition I was hanging backstage with some of my rap idols, having an up-close shot of  their performances and - the highlight of my experience - tracking down the recently-reunited Pharcyde for an exclusive interview while Davey D recorded the whole thing. Easily the best concert I ever went to.

The New Music Cartel
Some hate us, some love us, but everybody respects us. And no, those two above aren't our official spokesmodels, but they are in my dreams.

I have many more, but I got to get ready for a night of debauchery. Thank you to everyone who has supported this site in any way, shape or form. We promise to bring many things in the near future, so stay tuned. Happy New Year, bidges!

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  • http://www.yungdrew.com Yung Drew

    Dope year as expected for Mek Dot (MIX SHOW = piff), 2DBZ tape, and all tha success. 2009!!!!!!!!

  • http://the4thquarter.wordpress.com Jo$h

    Congrats on all the success. Expecting things to only get bigger in 2009.

  • http://www.swaggedup.com Qualitate

    Ey, congrats on the whole blog. I enjoy reading most of the posts you guys put up. You 2 even inspired me and my dude to make swaggedup. Appreciate it.

  • Big_E

    2DBZ runs this blog shit... hands down

  • Big_E

    good luck my homies... ill be supporting yall 4 a long ass while

  • http://none ejunco

    Happy new year bitches

  • Tre

    NMC, you bastards lol
    Happy New Year

  • CappaCantWait

    they got it wrong when they said NWO
    it's NOT the New World Order bitches

    New Musical Cartel is where it's at

    .... DRUNK POSTING FOR THE WIN!

    BRING ON 09 BITCHES!

  • http://www.myspace.com/ayydeeakatrip AyyDee

    2009: Don't Talk About It, Be About It is the motto

    Do "you" 2dopeboyz. Shout out to NMC

  • http://sladewilson.wordpress.com sladewilson

    You guys resolution should be for 2009 is to get Lauren and Cassie to actually be your official spokespersons...

    I think it's doable. You can cut a deal with Mr. Combs...

  • http://www.DJJAV.com DJ JAV

    Man MUCH respect to Shake and Meka . . More than happy I found out about y'all this past year, now I peep your blog atleast once (every other) a day! Keep up the best blog on the net IMHO!

    Happy New Year!

  • http://mercurysoapbox.blogspot.com Enjoi

    happy new years guys. I'll keep supporting you dudes into the 09 for sure.

  • projectmorpheus

    You guys are Dope no pun intended, as another blogger you guys are the best in the business IMO. Keep it goin in 09 hopefully I can gain some ground on you dudes too.

  • quickV

    happy new year. keep up the great work. 2dopeboyz runnin it

  • imartsysowhat?

    Congrats; both of you guys are dope ass hell, and i'm happy for yall, and may you have many years to come.

  • MuK

    Good year to you boys :)

  • http://www.1015jamz.com Ty

    no Lupe???? wtf!!!

  • http://www.hiphopdx.com/blogs/meka Meka

    >no Lupe???? wtf!!!>

    the fluck does loopey have to do with MY personal favorite moments on the site? go that way.

  • gill

    best blog ever

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