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That’s the latest word out of Fresh Selects. St Louis rapper/producer Black Spade is claiming he produced the beat on Charles Hamilton’s track “Shinin,” and that Charles stole it from him. It came to Spade’s attention after a performance at SXSW, where he confronted Charles about it… and Charles denied it. Black Spade went fishing in his archives for proof and he sent the following email to Fresh Selects:

So this is the beat Charles Hamilton CLAIMS he created. In short, when I was in Austin to perform and check out SxSW, I caught his set. He performed one of his tracks, ‘Shinin,’ which I thought was dope. However, come to find out the instrumental that he used for that track is a beat I produced a while back. After he was done performing, I let him know that I produced the beat and asked him where he got it from. In the back of my mind I know that the only place he really could have gotten it from was off my MySpace page. When I told him I produced the track and liked his lyrics, he still continued to say that HE produced the track with some dude….FALSE. He said he cleared the sample and that he is the one singing ‘Shinin’ in the background and also that his homeboy was playing the keys on the track.

Now mind you, the background ‘Shinin’ vocals that he claims he laid were not laid in the studio at all. I know this because I sampled them by singing directly into the MPC.

Basically, the Frankie Beverly & Maze sample at the beginning is from when I put the beat up on MySpace. The whole point of putting that part in the track was to show that I was about to produce, from that part, my own version of the sample. So, if you don’t hear the Frankie Beverly & Maze sample in the MP3 I am sending you, that is why.

Black Spade aka Stoney Rock”

If you’re interested, Fresh Selects has a side-by-side comparison of the song and Black Spades’ beat. Charles responded to the accusations and said he has the Pro Tools session to back him up, and Fresh Selects updated everyone on the situation, but we’ve still seen no real proof from Charles end…

Spotted all the drama at Rap Radar.


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(filmed from my beautiful HD flip cam, and cot-damn, YouTube kills quality…)

Friday was a day to remember at SXSW. And I wasn’t even at the “secret Metallica show.”

It started off with some panels and meetings at the convention center that were okay. The real fun began at the Smoking Section and Nah Right’s showcase/party. Not only were Eskay, Gotti, and TC good people, the threw a hell of a show.

It started off early with my man DJ Trackstar showing off his St Louis crew, and if you saw my Twitters (that just feels like it needs a pause after it), then you know these dudes were dope. Their videos will be up real soon.

Blu and Exile were there of course for their 103rd performance in two days. These guys are absolute work horses, and Blu must have no voice. It’s no wonder everywhere I see him he’s just chillin’, not saying a word.

It started to get interesting when Charles Hamilton hit the stage, talking about how bloggers hate everything he does, which I caught the tail end of in the above video, before he performed “Loser.”

It was hard to keep the camera on him, the guy’s pretty small, and so is camera, and I’m no camera man. I wonder if Charles realizes the reasons a large amount of people pick on him is because he’s showing a weakness by saying “hey guys, it really bugs me when you say I’m a dork.” That’s essentially all he’s doing. That was rule number one on the playground as kid: never let the bully know he bothers you.

After Charles, Mickey Factz, and Brother Ali proceeded to get the Peckerheads Bar (pause) poppin and ready for the headliner, Bobby Ray (B.o.B.), who by the way, still has bandmates who call him B.o.B., but it doesn’t look like the name thing phased him much at all.

Either way, Bobby Ray/B.o.B./that young southern kid has found his sound and his comfort level. He was right at home performing with his live band, and their energy and performance matched the energy of any of your favorite live rappers and a Ramones show at CBGB in ‘77 (I have to assume at least, my birth was 10 years away).

I’ve got some videos of that, and you’ll see them in the next post/tomorrow.

After that, 6th Sense, Outasight and the rest of the crew had a crazy night… which was also well documented, and is a story itself. Don’t worry at all, that will be unveiled very soon.

In the meantime, check the Twitter @ for the most up to date info on what’s going on, as well as nice Blackberry-quality photos.


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(aired last night, 3.3.09)

Carson always gets so amped for his guests and interviews. I respect the man’s hustle.


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Rhymefest heard your freestyle the other night, and he ain’t happy. Couldn’t tell from the picture above?

DOWNLOAD: Rhymefest - Super Sonic (Chucky Cheese) [Charles Hamilton Diss]

Freestyle in question after the jump

UPDATE: Rhymefest explained the diss track on his MySpace earlier tonight.

First of all, this whole thing between me and Chucky Cheese began last Halloween when I invited him on stage to a cipher for a show at Madison College where he was my opening act. He grabs the mic, turns to me and challenges me to a battle in front of my fans.

Then his guys come on stage with cameras trying to get a YouTube moment or something. He obviously didn’t understand the dynamite he was playing with. Long story short, I humiliated him.

via Nah Right

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