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Cornerstone Mixtape #178: Tino Cochino & Madd Rich ‘Young Arizona’

Cornerstone Mixtape #178: Young Arizona

Cornerstone Mixtape #178 Music Meeting

Fall back. The leaves are falling from the trees and the crisp air of autumn is felt with every passing day. In NYC, we were grateful to see the industry make their way to the city for the annual CMJ convention. Venues throughout the city were showcasing up and coming talent, as well, established acts were performing everywhere you turned. Music fans were treated to some of the biggest names in music such as Mary J. Blige holding down the FADER Fort at Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, to some newer acts like Dej Loaf and Rae Sremmurd making an impact with their CMJ appearances.

So keeping with the spirit of discovering new music during the changing season, we decided to take this month’s mix back to the warm confides of Phoenix Arizona, to see what hot, new, and fresh talent is coming out of the desert. Tino Cochino and DJ Mad Rich hold down Cornerstone Mixtape 178 – This is Young Arizona. Read more…


Music: C-Money “We Say”

Ever been to the West Coast, then you would be sure to come across some interesting slang. Oakland MC C-Money delivers new music outlining all things Cali. DJs can download this now at

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Audio: Chris Rock & ?uestlove on a holiday edition of Juan Epstein

Per Peter Rosenberg: “Chris Rock’s awesome new movie, Top 5, is in theaters on December 5th. To celebrate, our number 1 fan and the film’s music guru, ?uesto, brought the BK legend and hip hop aficionado by to talk about the movie, his incredible hip hop history, and just how highly he ranks Kanye in his own top five.”


Music: Tink “Tell The Children”

With the verdict being handed down in the Mike Brown case, Timbaland’s latest protege uses her music as a source of therapy on her latest offering to the net. DJs can download this now at

Video: Dej Loaf performs “Try Me” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

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Dej made her late night television debut last night w/ Fallon, The Roots Crew & a fire Coogi.


How We Get Down!?

By 1200squad contributor Niyre Merriweather

..So you’re standing behind your rig queuing up your playlist when you realize the crowd look, vibe, and/or style i not what you expected. Perhaps you’ve already started spinning and no one is dancing; when this happens naturally you may want to panic and/or go on autopilot, however, any great DJ knows that t opprtunities exist for them to showcase, to the party, how to get down; leaving crowds anticipating what’s next (making every moment hyper than the ext). Depending where you are, who you’re spinning for, and what you have can and most likely will determine whether or not you can successfully manufacture the turn up at your set. Read more…