Yasiin Bey: N****s in Poorest

Happy Leap Year Day,

I’m pretty sure most people know by now that Mos Def has abandoned his stage name as of 2012.  Under the new moniker Yasiin Bey, Mos Def will release new music on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label.  Perhaps that statement proves an insight over the whole drama about his version of The Throne’s  “Ni**as in Paris, entitled “N***s in Poorest“.  Very socio-economic and politically driven, this clever song is an “interpolation” of Jay-Z & Kanye‘s big concert anthem.  Released to coincide w/ the 47th anniversary of Malcom X‘s assassination, Yassin kills it with the poignant lyrics in stark contrast to The Throne’s verses.  After reading many debates, we’ve come to the conclusion that we agree most with Young Guru (Jay-Z’s longtime engineer and Philly area native).  Check what he has to say out after the video.  After Yasiin and Talib performed as Black Star on mega-talk shows like The Colbert Report, we know the world is waiting for new Bey/Def & Black Star material this year.  As a #SwitchFlip Certified bonus, we added a new track called “You Already Knew” as well!

-SwitchFlip Media

Beach House: I’ll Be Your Mirror

Whatitdo Wurld,

Various “Indie Inner Circles” confirm Baltimore‘s dynamic duo Beach House will release a new full length album called “Bloom” before Summer 2012!  The highly anticipated follow-up to 2010′s sublime “Teen Dream” is due to hit cyberspace and physical music outlets on May 15th.  We can’t wait for this new Sub Pop masterpiece.  In the interim, here’s a new song they played live in London a few months ago called “I’ll Be Your Mirror.”  Unfortunately, this one will not make the final tracklist of the new record, but you can get the gist of how Beach House has mastered their dreamy sound over the last 2 years of extensive touring.


SwitchFlip Media: Happy 3rd Birthday!

Sisters & Bredren,

SwitchFlip is extremely proud and honored to celebrate our 3rd Birthday this week!   Born from the original business “Elix-R Entertainment” in 2006, Damon Howard relocated from the Suburban Philly area to sunny Venice Beach to bring entertainment marketing and music production/promotion to the Westside of Los Angeles.  As the business model organically transformed with the rise of Social Media, our entertainment blog became the “voice” of  SwitchFlip’s movement in 2009.  The newly named SwitchFlip utilized it’s Web Development, SEO and Design skills from various experience working with companies such as The Design People, imForza Internet Marketing, and Smarter Social Media.

Staying true to Damon’s original vision and expertise in music and art, SwitchFlip’s branding and passion tells it all.  Our head honcho’s original “claim to fame” ignited as a sponsored skateboarder (hence logo, G&S, ESA) and signed musician (The Verge, NYC).  “D-How” is now blending his distinctive style & flair into the world of entertainment media. We hope you’ve enjoyed our blog over the past 3 years, and continue to support our internet marketing, social media and music production/event promotion services.   Much love to our fanbase and followers…without you, this boat could’ve never set sail. Raise a glass and toast to us this weekend wherever you are!

Cheers & Salutations,

-SwitchFlip Media

SwitchFlip's 3rd Birthday! 2012


Whitney Elizabeth Houston: Rest In Peace

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was found dead in her hotel bath at Beverly Hilton (Beverly Hills, CA).  The R&B Diva was slated to appear at her mentor Clive Davis’ annual Pre-Grammy Party (in the same hotel).  The Grammys will honor Whitney with a tribute performed by Jennifer Hudson and Chaka Khan.  Our hearts go out to all of her friends and loved onesSwitchFlip sends special blessings to Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina, ex-husband Bobby Brown, mother Cissy Houston, godmother Aretha Franklin and cousin Dionne Warwick.  The Music Industry just lost one of the greatest Gospel and R&B voices ever to grace the planet.  Rest In Peace Whitney…We Will Always Love You!

-SwitchFlip Media

Whitney’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”

Whitney’s first TV appearance (The Merv Griffin Show)

Whitney Houston Photo Tribute

The Black Keys: Gold On The Ceiling

Wuuussshuuup Party Peeps,

Here’s The Black Keys‘ official video for “Gold On The Ceiling” from their latest album El Camino.  If you aren’t a BK fan, then you are doing your ears and soul a disservice.  This flick takes you on tour, tour promotions and even some studio time w/ the band.  This single is one of the most infectious on the album. The Akron, Ohio dynamic duo ripped it on David Letterman a few weeks back.  #SwitchFlip Certified for shizzle.  Check it out!

-SwitchFlip Media