Goosebumpy Bike Video (+ A+ music)

Danny MacAskill This clip isn’t brand new, I first saw it late ’09 or early this year, but wanted to share it now. I’m a skateboarder first, but this may be better than any skate video i’ve seen

It Might Get Loud…

Jimmy Page, Edge & Jack White. Just stayed up later than i probably should have to watch this documentary on three great guitarists and each of their relationships with their instrument and their role. Worth the bother for sure. Note – I dig Led Zeppelin a lot and I’m not mad at U2, but Jack White is from Detroit

This Just In: Review of East Swing Tour

I was on tour back in Feb, headed through NYC to a couple Connecticut shows w/ the homie AKA and the show in Brooklyn has been reviewed by a blog, and the bloggers even made a video from the show. The blog is DIO: Do It Ourselves and it’s all about music reviews, industry news and artist views. Turns out the guys played w/ me in Indiana and… you can read the rest in their blog, don’t forget their video…

Sweat Equity Tour: Denver, Marquis Theater

So when we got into Denver we went and kicked it w/ Brad (of Simplicity fame & the 1996 Canton Chiefs Homecoming King) then headed up to the Marquis Theater for an early all ages show. There D. Allie and I did our usual hustle, meeting the good people at the venue and trying to stir up some interest before our sets. We played w/ The Pirate Signal, A.What, Mane Rok, DJ Bereta, AIr Dubai. Had a good time rocking,…

“D-Town”: Denver VS Detroit

So here we are in Hollerado, our 1st day off on tour and where am I … a damned rap show. We’re in Denver though so it’s good. Last night at the show some girl was talking about D-Town (which has meant “Detroit” to me ever since the 10th grade when my boy Tyler started using the term about going to skate Hart Plaza late nights) and naturally had me listening in. Turns out she meant the Mile High City…

Sweat Equity Tour: Horace Pond House Party Invasion

Tonight was a blast (pics soon as nichole gets them uploaded or emailed). D. Allie and I got to play in a basement for a house party in Boulder CO. DJ Juanita (Jace) started the night off spinning some Housey electronic stuff to get the hippies and climbers and stoners warmed up, then we took the carpet. I decided to don the dress pants and vest get up I debuted @ the Obama inauguration party back in january, and my…

Sweat Equity Tour: Sioux Falls, SD

The BROad hit South Dakota to play w/ OneBeLo and some homies up in Sioux Falls – cold, cold, Sioux Falls (looking forward to TX!). Here’s a couple Qik vids from the show… Vlog update from the bathroom @ the venue: Another stop in the bathroom (it’s quiet & well let, what can i say lol), this time w/ my homie O.Tech who I met right there and ended up DJing w/ me for my set:

Sweat Equity Tour: Iowa City, IA

Quick live update from a qik video i took in Iowa City @ Tack Fu’s place on the 2nd night of the Sweat Equity Tour you can track the BROad w/ Dante & D. Allie by search our hashtag #SEqT on Twitter or checking my Qik pg.

Sweat Equity Tour: Milwaukee, WS

Tonight we rocked w/ King Hell Bastard’s DJ L1 and a crew called IllegoAliens (FresTao & DJ Bernwood). D. Allie and I ended up recording our first track on the road on our very first night out, so it’s a strong start. It’s late but here’s some video clips from tonight…

Sweat Equity Tour Day 1: Old Miami

Tonight D. Allie and I got the official unofficial kickoff for the Sweat Equity Tour underway @ the Blue Collar Gentlemen event @ the Old Miami. Also had Keyel from Cleveland, our homie Mobil and Ann Arbor’s own young burners Tree City. It was a great show, ETX, REFT, Aztek, Jaws, Amber, Mary, Eric… it was a good spread of canton kids and hip hop fam. here’s a clip:

Sweat Equity Tour Day 0: prep and circumstance

So, here it comes The Sweat Equity Tour: four weeks of shows from Detroit to Denver, New Orleans to Chicago & Austin somewhere in the middle 3/6 to 3/30. It will be me (@DanteLaSalle) & D. Allie (@DAllie) packed into a Honda Element with a couple thousand CDs, piles of shirts, stacks of stickers & reams of flyers. once in Austin we will pick up our buddy Chief (@MusicByChief). We will be twittering the whole way through, marking any tweets…

East Swing Tour 2/09

Hit the road today heading east towards New York. Driving out w/ AKA (aka Lipton, he produced and did a verse on “Work” from The FixTape). Linking up w/ DJ Halo to play a short tour we’re calling The East Swing Tour (like my photoshop ^_^). Should be fun, looking forward to long driving, seeing friends in Brooklyn & Buffalo (DTR45 fam) and maybe stopping by Albany to high five True & Dez, so hopefully we can get up early…

Gil Mantera’s Party Dream

While on Warped Tour this past summer (summer ’08) i shared time on BUS 16 with a lot of characters, maybe the most interesting were these two brothers from Youngstown, OH. After a summer full of teenage boy type sleepover antics (don’t ask) we became good friends. I got to catch up w/ my homies from Gil Mantera’s Party Dream at a show they played last night @ the Crofoot. Great show, they traded their gold and black outfits from…

LOST 5 ep3 – huh?

Been watching Lost since the end of the first season and I have to admit, it’s true what people say: that it’s crazy. My friends tell me they can’t get into it because it’s so weird and now I understand them.  I wanted to wait to watch this season, let some episodes stack up so i could just watch the episodes all in a row online, but christmas eved the whole thing and went for it.  WTF  Time travel now? …

A Welcomed New Year

Hello Obama Goodbye W 2008 was a rough year for a lot of us, it was probably my best year in music, but not so easy in the money department (google “big 3, michigan unemployment, indie rapper incomes”). 2009 has promise but as we all know it will be dark. I have a lot of projects on the horizon, like the release of the Tucker Stomp video, a few other video projects, a new album, a new FixTape and an…

Happy Berfday Boyeee

Saturday Dec 13: Yeah, come over the crib in Plymouth. BYOB, BYOF, BMAP (bring me a present!) prolly have some turntables set up, maybe video games, possible keg if you all wanna pitch in, i’m not buying you drinks or food – punk. also celebrating Liz Tobin’s B.Day, more info on my personal FB if you got that…

October update

what up, here’s some news from the past couple months i had a great summer kicking it with good people on Warped Tour and meeting heads all over north america so i posted like 30 more pics from tour, look on pg 2 & 3 (myspace). i will be back in California in 2 weeks, playing shows in NorCal (primarily the Bay and surrounding area) from oct 23 through halloween. we updated all the shows for the next 2 months,…

Schwabino: live video San Jose,CA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtrKmr4AMAE thanks to schwabino for cutting this clip, and big Fritz, Lucky, Audio Dru and the whole Make it Happen/Cypher fam out there.i’ll be back soon, looking like 3rd week in oct

Back @ The Pig

this sat i’m playing at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, Mithe show will be free for anyone with a student i.d. so bring your friends and come get down.it’s gonna be me, othello, chief, the sponge and supa jay spliff will be spinning all fun shit late into the night for your dancing or drinking pleasure (b.boys welcome) please help me get out the word about the show…it’s gonna be a fun night, we can sit and chit chat…

XLR8R.com & the FixTape 2

Tonight is the FixTape 2 release party and video sneak preview, come around if you’re in Detroit, and if you’re not in Detroit then google “XLR8R Tucker Stomp” and play the track, rate the track and download it so they know i got people checking for my music and we can get some press in their mag! XLR8R link

June Tour, FixTape, Video – Oh My!

Tour so i’m getting ready to be gone all summer, i’m officially headlining the hip hop stage on Warped tour, the Code of the Cutz stage, presented by Skull Candy. check my page or www.warpedtour.com for the dates, and hit me up before i come to your town so we can link up while i’m there, this goes to old friends & new friends. Video last month the Sophisto creative team and Vision Logic crew flew out to Detroit from…

Ill Flow Magazine Interview

IFM: Tell me about your new album: Danté: “Roaming Empire” is my first solo album, the title is all about me getting out and making things happen for myself where ever I’m at. Deck, my long time DJ, produced all the tracks but “Squawk & Roll” from SP (SAC). We got the record up to 2 on the CMJ charts last month and it’s sat in the top 20 for like 3 months, so I’m real excited for the national…

Cali Tour & great CMJ news

well i had my first show on this norcal tour, i played Johhny V’s in San Jose w/ the Cypher Crew, Audio Dru, Fritzo and Evolution. It was a good time, the scene in SJ is damn near rabid for hip hop, it’s refreshing. also mon night i did an interview on KSJS w/ Audio Dru.tonight i’m playing in San Francisco @ the Element Lounge w/ Paulie Rhymes and Germane, i hear it’s a good venue, i’ll let you guys…

Goosebumpy Bike Video (+ A+ music)

Posted 15 Sep 2010 in random bs

get up SENNN!!
Danny MacAskill
This clip isn’t brand new, I first saw it late ’09 or early this year, but wanted to share it now. I’m a skateboarder first, but this may be better than any skate video i’ve seen (more…)

It Might Get Loud…

Posted 08 Aug 2010 in random bs


Jimmy Page, Edge & Jack White.
Just stayed up later than i probably should have to watch this documentary on three great guitarists and each of their relationships with their instrument and their role. Worth the bother for sure. Note – I dig Led Zeppelin a lot and I’m not mad at U2, but Jack White is from Detroit (more…)

This Just In: Review of East Swing Tour

Posted 19 Apr 2009 in general, Tour

East Swing Tour

I was on tour back in Feb, headed through NYC to a couple Connecticut shows w/ the homie AKA and the show in Brooklyn has been reviewed by a blog, and the bloggers even made a video from the show. The blog is DIO: Do It Ourselves and it’s all about music reviews, industry news and artist views. Turns out the guys played w/ me in Indiana and… you can read the rest in their blog, don’t forget their video too. . . enjoy: (more…)

Sweat Equity Tour: Denver, Marquis Theater

Posted 22 Mar 2009 in general

So when we got into Denver we went and kicked it w/ Brad (of Simplicity fame & the 1996 Canton Chiefs Homecoming King) then headed up to the Marquis Theater for an early all ages show. There D. Allie and I did our usual hustle, meeting the good people at the venue and trying to stir up some interest before our sets. We played w/ The Pirate Signal, A.What, Mane Rok, DJ Bereta, AIr Dubai. Had a good time rocking, glad D. Allie had some friends come through, my cousin Justin came out w/ some ladies, Brad came through and a few Denver folks i met when i came through there on tour in January. Here’s some pics…

“D-Town”: Denver VS Detroit

Posted 16 Mar 2009 in random bs, Tour

So here we are in Hollerado, our 1st day off on tour and where am I … a damned rap show. We’re in Denver though so it’s good. Last night at the show some girl was talking about D-Town (which has meant “Detroit” to me ever since the 10th grade when my boy Tyler started using the term about going to skate Hart Plaza late nights) and naturally had me listening in. Turns out she meant the Mile High City or 303, as 3OH!3 refers to the town. Debate ensued- drunken on her behalf and stubborn on mine. Here are some of my observations of the contrasts between Chauncey’s old home & his new home (yeah – Billups).

Got to drive about 3 miles from my good ol’ pal Bradd’s place to a nice little cement skate park where we played about five games of B.O.N.E.S. Then David and I met Yonnas down here @ Cervantes in Denver to sell some more CDs on a day we’re not working. It’s a Grieves show, hadn’t heard of him before but all the folks here sure know him- good work Grieves. So I’m standing outside hustling CDs to people smoking, passing by or coming in, touching Denver a little bit, listening. There happens to be another venue two doors down, sounded like a jam band was playing and it looked like mostly hippies patronizing the place. Walking down the black later in the night, heading to the car for more CDs, I notice a homeless lookin guy outside the other bar talking to a girl who was taking a cigarette break outside the other venue. At first I didn’t think much of it, if anything I figured that Denver was more like Detroit than I gave it credit to be. On the walk back into Cervantes with a fistfull of CDs & stickers I realized the girl had a bag of weed and was breaking my man off with a pinner to hold him over in his search for change/food.

Detroit & Denver: Not The Same.

Sweat Equity Tour: Horace Pond House Party Invasion

Posted 14 Mar 2009 in general, Tour

Tonight was a blast (pics soon as nichole gets them uploaded or emailed). D. Allie and I got to play in a basement for a house party in Boulder CO. DJ Juanita (Jace) started the night off spinning some Housey electronic stuff to get the hippies and climbers and stoners warmed up, then we took the carpet. I decided to don the dress pants and vest get up I debuted @ the Obama inauguration party back in january, and my slippery dress shoes on the carpet made for some exceptional dancing opportunities during my set. D. Allie rocked w/ some classics off “The Cooperative” and our Boulder family got down. We had a special guest show up literally out the blue, our mutual friend reggae artist King Jazzy out of Ann Arbor was in Denver for his son’s birthday and heard about the show on his girl’s Facebook page. I put him on the spot w/ a Dilla instrumental and he came through in professional fashion. It was a good night, we got some music out to the Boulder set. Videos are still under review but it’s been said there are some good photos, so we’ll see. We’re supposed to record w/ Jace saturday, track number 5 for our project.

Tomorrow we head back into Denver for the show @ the Marquis Theater w/ The Pirate Signal.

live video from the road
D. Allie’s youtube channel
D. Allie’s tour blog

Sweat Equity Tour: Sioux Falls, SD

Posted 13 Mar 2009 in general


The BROad hit South Dakota to play w/ OneBeLo and some homies up in Sioux Falls – cold, cold, Sioux Falls (looking forward to TX!). Here’s a couple Qik vids from the show…


Vlog update from the bathroom @ the venue:


Another stop in the bathroom (it’s quiet & well let, what can i say lol), this time w/ my homie O.Tech who I met right there and ended up DJing w/ me for my set:


Sweat Equity Tour: Iowa City, IA

Posted 11 Mar 2009 in general

Quick live update from a qik video i took in Iowa City @ Tack Fu’s place on the 2nd night of the Sweat Equity Tour


you can track the BROad w/ Dante & D. Allie by search our hashtag #SEqT on Twitter or checking my Qik pg.

Sweat Equity Tour: Milwaukee, WS

Posted 11 Mar 2009 in general


Tonight we rocked w/ King Hell Bastard’s DJ L1 and a crew called IllegoAliens (FresTao & DJ Bernwood). D. Allie and I ended up recording our first track on the road on our very first night out, so it’s a strong start. It’s late but here’s some video clips from tonight…

Sweat Equity Tour Day 1: Old Miami

Posted 07 Mar 2009 in general, Tour

Tonight D. Allie and I got the official unofficial kickoff for the Sweat Equity Tour underway @ the Blue Collar Gentlemen event @ the Old Miami. Also had Keyel from Cleveland, our homie Mobil and Ann Arbor’s own young burners Tree City. It was a great show, ETX, REFT, Aztek, Jaws, Amber, Mary, Eric… it was a good spread of canton kids and hip hop fam. here’s a clip:

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